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HELD 1)1! 1)011.
Spaniards' Delay Can't be
Tolerated Much Longer.
WILL FIX A TIME LIMIT.
Americans Must Get a Yes or No
Answer Early Next Week.
A CABLEGRAM FROM DEWEY.
It Show* llie 1 rssent JVerettNlty ft>r
l*rom|>t Action on llie l'hili|>|>ine
ttliCßtlon ami Nometlilii:; Will l)ru|i
Within u Very Short Time.
Washington, Nov. 19.—News of a
mixed character came to the navy de
partment yesterday from Admiral
Dewey touching the situation in the
Philippines. The admiral sent two of
his warships, the Charleston and the
Concord, some time ago to the south
ward from Manila to ascertain wheth
er there was truth in reports that the
insurgents lird ceased
in that direction. Friday he cabled as
"Charleston and Concord arrived to
day from Iloilo. Glass reports that the
entire island of Fanay is in possession
of insurgents except Iloilo, which is
defended by 800 Spanish troops. All
foreign citizens there are under Amer
ican protection. The island of Negros
has declared independence and desires
Glass is the commander of the
Charleston. So far nothing has been
done by the administration towards
curbing the insurgents in their opera
tions save verbal representations from
the American commanders to Aguinal
do. in which it has been pointed out to
him that it would be good policy to
pursue a course tliat would not be ob
noxious to the Uuited States. liut the
situation is now realized to be critical.
So far as the Spaniards are concerned
perhaps they can be left to take care of
themselves, but the foreign residents
at Iloilo are differently regarded. The
difficulty in the situation is that with
the best intentions to intervene to pro
tect the Europeans and other foreign
ers and to save the city of Iloilo, the
second in importance in the Philippine
group, from looting, the United States
forces appear to be estopped under the
rules of war from moving from their
positions. Such is the construction
placed upon the clause in the proto
col relating to a suspension of hostili
The effect of this state of affairs
may be to hasten action in the Paris
conference, for it is only by the ter
mination of that tribunal that the
United States can come to the relief of
the beleagured Spaniards in llolio and
at other points. It is said to be a fact,
however, that a total disagreement at
Paris may result in speedier action
than if the commissioners agreed upon
the main principles of the Philippine
cession, for in such case several addi
tional sessions probably would be re
quired in order to arrange details of
It is now thought to be certain that
the commission at a meeting next Mon
day or Tuesday will do one of two
things, either agree to the cession of
the Philippines or note a disagreement
and dissolve the meeting, for the ad
ministration is not disposed to tolerate
further delay and has so instructed the
Cnited States commissioners.
There has been a renewal of the at
tempts to take issue with the Ameri
can contention as to the meaning of
the protocol clause relative to the dis
position of the Philippines, and much
quibbling, accompanied by quotations
from French, Spanish and other Euro
pean languages, in the effort to dem
onstrate to Americans just what an
English word might mean. The latter
will take no notice of this kind of a
hair-splitting plea, but at to-day's
meeting will call on the Spanish com
missioners to answer the American
proposition to cede the Philippines,
probably allowing until Monday or
Tuesday only for a final answer on
I'rupoNeH to Italic Three S|>iinihli ICoatN
Washington, Nov. 11). Admiral
Dewey has informed the navy depart
ment that he has contracted with a
Hong Kong firm of wreckers to raise
three of the Spanish warships sunk in
the battle of Manila last May. The
cost of raising the ships and putting
them in thorough repair will be $500,-
OUO. The vessels to Vie raised are gun
boats of large type and it is said they
will be the very best kind of crafts for
the .protection of the United States' in
terests among the Philippines and
along the Asiatic coast. They are the
ships Isla de Cuba, Isla de Luzon and
the Don Juan de Austria.
Tlie EiulNcr (iivp* Vienna llie <;<> Hy.
Berlin, Nov. 19.—The news that Em
peror William is to return home by a
roundabout route without touching at
Vienna, has created a sensation in po
litical circles, as it is interpreted as
being a confirmation of recent indica
tions that the relations between (Jer
many and Austria are less friendly
than they have been.
.% threat Vein of <»ol«l Ore.
Lewiston, Idaho, Nov. 19. A great
strike of high grade ore is reported
near Snow-shoe pass, on the Warren
trail, guiles south of Florence, Idaho.
A big stampede from Florence is re
ported. The vein crops out for 0,00(1
feet, is from 60 to 90 fe-jt wide and car
ries abundance of free gold.
IN tlie I'ilM.
Washington, Nov. 19. —Jesse T. Gates,
of the Second United States artillery,
who lost part of his upper lip in the
West Indian campaign, has beei
awarded the first pension on accouni
of the Spanish war.
A VIRGINIA COLONY.
An Intcrentlny; IVn-I'leture of I.lfß
on Hit* Ayponinttox F.nrl> (3
the Srvrntcriilli Cvulnrr.
After many troubles, and having
been several times on the verge of ruin,
the colony of Virginia appeared, in the
beginning of March, 1622, to have sur
mounted its ditliculties, and to be in
a fair way toward prosperity. In 1009
the number of colonists had been re
duced to GO.and these were on tlie
point of embarking for Newfoundland
when Lord Delaware arrived with sup
plies and more emigrants. In IGII
fresh arrivals, including a large num
ber of women as well as men, raised
the number to 700, and the colony then
advanced rapidly in prosperity.
Friendly relations had been main
tained with 1 lie Indians, this being due
chiefly to the marriage of John Eolfe
and Pocahontas, the daughter of Pow
hatan, the most powerful chief in Vir
ginia. The chief died in 1618 and was
succeeded by his younger brother.
The settlements of the colonists were
scattered over a wide extent of coun
try on both sides of the James river.
The largest of these villages consisted
of wooden huts, raised, round a large
and substantial building, the abode of
Mr. Reginald Neville, who had been
one of the settlers that had come out
in 1007. He brought with him in a craft
of 00 tons that lie chartered for the
purpose 15 farm laborers and their
wives, together with implements of
husbandry and a store of commodities
likely to be pleasing to the natives.
Neville, a gentleman of much reso
lution and energy, had emigrated in
consequence of a quarrel that had taken
place between himself and one of the
Scotch noblemen who had come to Eng
land with James T. In spite of the lack
of success that attended the previous
expeditions, he believed that there was
a great future fur those who were early
in the field in the colony; and the fact
that those who had been taken out by
(irenville in 1585 had, after great hard
ships, been brought back to England
by Sir Francis Drake; that 50 taken out
the following year by (irenville all per
ished. and that of 115 others left there
the following year no trace whatever
could be found in 1590, in no way shook
his belief in the future. Consequently
when he decided upon leaving England
he disposed of all his property and
joined the little party who went out in
1607 under the auspices of the London
It was not long before he separated
himself from the others. They were
persons of very different rank and qual
ity, quarrels frequently sprung tip
among them, and nil would have per
ished had not one of their number,
John Smith, a man of great energy, as
sumed the direction of their affairs.
Reginald Neville saw at once that if
success was to be obtained it was only
to be found by separating himself en
tirely from these people. And accord
ingly lie journeyed with his own party
some 50 miles south of the James river
—or, as it was then called, the Pow
hatan- and purchased from the chief
of that name a tract of ground in ex
change for *'ie clothes, axes and other
articles he had brought out for that
The plantation, called Cumberland
by its owner in remembrance of his
native country, stood within a mile or
two of the site now occupied by Cum
berland Court-House, a name familiar
to the world from its associations with
the civil war. The river near which it
stood, and which served as their high
way to Jamestown, was the Appomat
tox. Here he had lived undisturbed
and unmolested during the various
troubles between the colonists and the
Mr. Neville's life nt the little colony
that he had founded was a quiet and
peaceful one. The men he had brought
with him were all married; he had
picked his men judiciously, and none
of them had ever sought to leave him,
the troubles and misadventures of the
main body of colonists plainly showing
them that they were far better off with
their master than they would be were
they to embark in affairs on their own
Tlif government of Reginald Neville
was patriarchal in its character. Each
couple had their own dwelling and a
portion of ground that they could till
on their own account, having one day's
liberty in each week for the purpose.
All were fed from a common store and
provided with all that was necessary.
He iiud brought with him several pigs
and some poultry; they had greatly i?i
creased in numbers, and now provided
no small portion of the meat for the
general consumption. Game wag abun
dant in the forests and could be ob
tained from the Indians for a few
beads, a small mirror or other trifles.
The men raised in the fields an abun
dance of grain for their wants, and the
surplus could always be exchanged
with the Indians. The principal crop,
however, after it had been discovered
that the soil and climate were suitable
for it, was tobacco, which was sent to
England as opportunity offered, and
fetched good prices, since, in spite of
the opposition of the king, it was rapid
ly growing in favor there.
The women aided in the lighter field
work and in the gathering and curing
of the leaves; they spun and wove the
linen, the flax being grown for the pur
pose on the plantation. All wore soft
leathern garments, purchased from the
Indians, who were highly skilled in the
preparation of the skins of the animals
the men killed in the chase. —G. A.
Heuty, in St. Nicholas.
Take one-fourth pound each of rais
ins (stoned), minced suet, cleaned cur
rants. and brown sugar; mtx with three
apples (cored, pnelcd and chopped), two
eggs, and a little grated lemon peel.
When well mixed, pour the mixture
into a buttered basin, and boil for quite
three hours. Serve with soiiv." fancy
white sauoe. Host of filohv.
CAMERON COUNTY PRESS, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1898.
COT TO PIECES.
Eleven Track Hands Killed
by a Passenger Train.
FOUR BADLY INJURED.
Frightful <>u tl»< i Penn
sylvania Railway's Tracks.
FIVE MEN ESCAPED UNHURT.
Wlli-n (lie I'llliflno Druu intf lln- Traill
Arrived i«i Ji rwy < 'My Hie llaml of
One of lllC Vlt'fllllM HUD Fouilll OH
New York, Nov. lU.—ln the gloom of
smoke, storm and fog that darkened
the rails of the I'ennsylvania railroad
Friday morning between Jersey City
and Harrison, a belatcdsuburban train
dashed into a gang of workmen, kill
ingl 11 and injuring four. Five others
had remarkable escapes. All the vic
tims lived in Jersey City.
The accident happened two and a
half miles of Jersey City, just beyond
the Hackensack river bridge. At that
point there are four tracks, two de
voted to passenger and two to freight
traffic. At the north are the shops
and tracks of the Delaware, Lacka
wanna & Western railroad. Foreman
Quirk took out a gang of I'.) men at 8
a. m.to repair track Xo. 4, the west
bound freight track, at that place.
Quirk saw that the fog might mean
danger, so he sent ahead two men,
Mike Lawless and Tom Doherty, to
give warning of approaching trains.
Lawless was togo west and Doherty
east and cover all the tracks. They
were to shout warnings at the ap
proach of trains. The passenger tracks
were kept busy with incoming subur
ban trains and the smoke and steam
from these trains helped to make the
atmosphere more dense.
Suddenly about 8:30 there was a
shout from Lawless, who was the ad
vance guard of the gang. "Train No.
3," lie cried. It was an eastbound
freight train that came along slowly,
leaving behind it a pall of smoke. The
men who were scattered along the
track jumped out of the way. Almost
all of them jumped over to track No. 1,
the eastbound passenger track. The
heavy smoke enveloped them and the
men, many of them new hands on the
rord, shivered with fright, for they
could not see and could scarcely hear
the approaching trains that followed
the freight. Lawless too had jumped
across to track No. 1, keeping all the
time a sharp lookout.
Suddenly there was a rumble of
wheels and the shriek of a whistle.
The Millstone local was coming along
at the rate of 40 miles an hour. Law
less was struck and thrown 30 feet
away, mangled and bleeding. On went
the train. Engineer Van Nostrandhad
scarcely noticed the man's body flying
through the air when the engine struck
Doherty. Then it plowed into the
mass of men huddled together on the
track. "It was an awful sight," said
the engineer later. "There was a mass
of legs, arms and heads (lying through
the air. 1 was drenched with blood. I
knew that something terrible had hap
pened and put on the air brakes as
hard as possible."
When the train came to a standstill
the passengers got out. The track
was drenched in blood. The meadow
and track looked like a battlefield cov
ered with bodies. The shrieks of the
dying drowned the cries of the horri
When the engine which struck the
laborers reached the Pennsylvania de
pot in Jersey City, the cowcatcher was
red with blood from the men killed. A
boy, after the engine had stopped,
picked up a hand from the cowcatcher.
It had been severed from one of the
victims and had been carried from the
meadows to the depot on the cow
A Keljrii ol Terror at 3'ana.
Pana, 111., Nov. 10. —The town was
kept in a state of terror last evening
by numerous encounters between ne
groes and striking miners. Both were
heavily armed and used thoir ammuni
tion freely. Deputy Sheriff Sid Watts,
who was returning from the Spring
side mine, where he had been on duty,
was shot from ambush. The bullet
took effect in his right arm, which had
to be amputated. A number of resi
dences were pierced by bullets and
those who are ab.e to do so have sent
their families to the country. The
principal streets are patrolled by sol
Slii|> anil 21 l.lvi'H
Newport, Ore., Nov. 10. News has
been received from Alsea bay, 10 miles
below here, that the sailing vessel At
alanta is ashore. She had a crew of 27
men and only three got ashore alive.
The vessel is dismantled. She was
bound from Tacoma for Cape Town,
Africa, with wheat.
DrcyfiiN i H Told (.nod Koivw.
Paris, Nov. 10. The governor of
French Guiana has sent a dispatch to
the colonial office here saying that Al
fred Dreyfus has been informed of the
revision proceedings in lis case.
Scared KI-CUIIMC of Orliht .Movernenfn.
London, Nov. 10. —The Mail's corre
spondent at Biarritz says: The ('art
ists declare they have obtained a lo n,
but not from England. Proof that the
situation is serious is seen in the gov
ernment's alarm and the strict censor
ship in Navarre.
Iti-M iicd from a Ninkiiiu' Miip.
New York, Nov. 10. The British
steamer Peeonic, which arrived at
piurantinc Friday, brought into port
S shipwrecked mariners who wire
.aken from the I>111<■!i bark Johanna,
vhieh was found >n a s. ; uk ng eoniii
PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL.
Ned Glover, a forniei slave, lives with
his wife and 05 descendants upon the
plantation in Twiggs county, Git. w here'
he was born 0b years ago.
At a watermelon-eating contest in
Bridgeton, N. Y„ the contestants being
all colored boys, one little darky ate
twice his weight of melons.
A petitioner to the general Methodist
conference in Canada recently a«ked
that body to "protect congregations
against the growing evil of manuscript
A Maine farmer has a cart wliieh he
built in 1805, the tires of which have
never been rest. He also has a scythe
snath which he has used every season
for 45 years.
Wealth seems determined to come to
some men. Mr. Herbert. Molyneux tried
hard but unsuccessfully to dispose of
his share in the Kivas diamond mine
for SSOO. lie now asks $1,250,000.
The czar has appointed his mother
honorary colonel of the Peryaselilaw
dragoon regiment, and he has appoint
ed the Grand Duchess Serge of Russia
colonel of the Tsehernigow dragoons.
The faculty of philosophy of the Uni
versity of Munich have conferred the
honorary degree of doctor upon Lady
Blennerliasset in recognition of her la
bors in the field of English, German,
French and Italian literature.
Rev. Wesley Blakely, of Keystone,
W. Va., is lU7 years old. lie has
preached 7,763 sermons, baptized 0,023
people and married 1,817 couples in 85
years, lie says he has 1,081 living de
scendants, embracing five generations.
He served in the war of 1812. His first
vote was for James Monroe.
A man is said to have caused the
banns of marriage to be published in a
Yorkshire church between himself and
a lady to whom he was not engaged and
who has no intention of marrying him.
The man, it was alleged, had come to
the end of his credit, and astonished the
town by having the banns published
between himself and a rich lady, who
he had ascertained was on the conti
nent. At once his credit revived.
ENORMOUS WAR BUDGETS.
The Appalling Sum* 'l'llllt Are lie
ijiiirctl to l"re«erve the Peace
The "war budgets" of the principal
countries of the world are published
in the last monthly summary of the
bureau of statistics. Most of them are
for the year 180S or the preceding one.
It is not stated whether they include
the expenditures for the respective
navies. In any ease they make a strik
ing showing as to the cost of main
taining "peace" among the European
The sums appropriated by the five
great powers, Great Britain, Germany,
Austria, Russia and France, with the
three lesser powers, Italy, Spain and
Turkey, amount to the i normous total
of $001,415,850. If to this we add the
var budget of British India, $110,037,-
2>B, we have a total of $808,053,147 per
annum. The actual expenditure in In
dia. which is given for the year 1807,
was, of coin? e, swollen by the war with
the Afridi t I ibes on the northwestern
frontier, that of Spain by the insurrec
tions in her colonies, and that of Tur
key by the war with Greece, but
neither the range nor character of
these pending wars can have made a
serious addition to the average annual
11" we calculate the per capita charge
for the war budgets we fin I that it is
largest in England, $3.21; next largest
in Germany, $2.71), wliil 1 the other na
tions follow in their order: France,
$2.21; Spain, $2.12; Austria, $2.08; Italy.
$1.40; Russia, $1.17, and Turkey, 83
c;nts. These figures, however, give a
misleading impression of the relative
burden of war expenditure. The aver
age inhabitant of England, for in
stance, on account of the amount and
distribution of wealth and the ordi
nary means of earning revenue, does
not begin to feel his annual contribu
tion of $3.21 as does the Spaniard his
payment of $2.12, the Russian of $1.17,
or the Turk of only 83 cents. It is
probable, also, that the burden to the
German of his $2.70 is not heavier than
•hat of $2.21 to the Frenchman, while
we know that the modest $1.40 of the
Italian was one of the things that pro
voked the terrible riots last spring.
The per capita charge in British India,
owing to the vast population, is only
40 cents, but the government in India
Is never free from the dread that a
very slight addition to taxation may
at any moment drive the natives to
The war budget of the United States
for 1890 is also given. It is twice as
much as that of any of the non-Euro
| ean states, except British India. It
includes the army only, and is set
down at $51,003,027, and amounts to
only 71 cents per capita.—X. Y. Times.
lluiitiiiriaii (;>p*y Minstrel*.
The gypsy minstrels form a caste by
themselves. Their appearance is al
ways more swarthy than that of other
Hungarian musicians, their dreV& is
sometimes purposely fantastic, and
their manner of life is far more bo
kemian than the most liberal-minded
artiste would care to own to. Every
hotel and restaurant in Buda-Pesth
possesses its gypsy band, and the
method of payment is as free and easy
a l -: the music itself and their life. The
hotel keeper is not bound by any con
tract; but at various intervals
throughout the performance one of
his gypsies takes a dinner plate and
BOcs round among the various guests
ii.the hall from table to table, receiv
ing in the plate what the latter like to
; it there. The favorite coin deposited
there is the nickel ten-kreutzer piece,
answering to our twopence. 1 have
not often seen n florin or a kronen
: It'll 112 n florin) (lie whole collection is,
r- ,i rule, tntiJe up of twopences.—
A LITTLE NONSENSE.
Claribel —"They sav he is worth half
a million, at the least!" Matlea —"How
I should like to be his widow." —Boston
Greene —"Do they play golf in Ger
many?" Redd —"Oh, yes; haven't you
ever heard of the Frankfurter links'.'"
Citizen —"You've lynched the wrong
man!" Chairman of Vigilance—"No!
Well, I suppose the drinks is on me,
then!"— Detroit J our rial.
Big Head—"What are you going to
call your new paper—'Home and Fire
side?'" J timpuppe —"No, 'Flat and
Steam Heater.' " —Town Topics.
"It seems strange to hear the ocean
roar." "Why BO?" "One would think
that such an immense volume of water
would drown the noise."—Answers.
In a Book Store. —"Have you a book
entitled 'Short Road to Wealth?'"
"Certainly; and I suppose you'll want a
copy of the penal code, too?" —Flie-
"I notice that they are building a
vessel that will steam 45 knots an hour."
said the first cousin of the Esteemed
Idiot. "Isn't it easy to untie a sailor
knot without steaming it?"— Chicago
A Washington clergyman was told by
the sexton that the church was on fire.
"Very well," replied the parson, "I will
retire. Perhaps you'd better wake up
the congregation."—Louisville Courier-
Aunt —"Whom does your new little
sister most look like, your father or
your mother?" Little Emma—-"Both;
she has no teeth —that's like momrner.
And she's hairless, like popper."—To
WATCHING THE CARS.
A Common Slgrtit, Vet One Tliat IN Al
wayn Intert'Mt lNlC to YOUIIK
und Old Alike.
"My youthful son," said a father,
"said to me the other day: 'I love to
watch the ears!' We were standing
on a bridge where many grains pass,
seeing the ears go under; trains going
one way and the other, and engines
backing down and hooking onto trains,
cars and locomotive all the time in mo
tion. Even in its most commonplace
aspect a fascinating spectacle, and J
told the boy that I loved to watch 'em,
too, and so we stood there a long time
and looked at 'em.
"It made me think of the time when I
was young, about 714,000,000 years ago,
thflugh 1 feel young still for all that,
when I used to watch the cars myself.
Locomotives burned wood in those
days, and the tenders were stacked up
high with cordwood. The engines were
not half so big as they are now, and
they had great funnel-shaped smoke
stacks, flaring wide at the top, but they
were fascinating just the same.
"In the town I lived in then the en
gines waiting to couple onto trains to
tiikc them along their stretch of the
road from that point on, used to back
down from the roundhouse and wait
in a cut a block or two from the rail
road station. This cut was walled up
on the sides, and the outside tracks of
the lines laid in the cut came close to
the wall, the top of which was about on
a level with the top of the locomotive
"Sometimes there would be three en
gines waiting in this cut for trains.
And that always made an interesting
scene, the three engines standing close
together, till breathing in the peculiar
way that engines have, more like a
short, regular cough, than it is breath
ing. but I was always the most in
terested in the one on the track near
est the wall where I went.
"Every once in awhile I used togo
down there on that wall and stay there
and watch the locomotive, right close
by, until it went out. and, sometimes,
if its train was late, that might be half
an hour or more, but I never tired of it.
I used to see the engineer pick up his
oil can with the long spout and swing
down out of the cab to the ground and
walk all around the engine very de
liberately and oil everything every
where, and then he'd seem to sort of
take a look all around and then he'd
climb up in the cab again and put the
can down and gel some cotton waste
out of the box on the tender and rub the
oil off his hands. All this time the fire
man would be doing something, shin
ing the brass for a hist touch maybe—
they used to have more brass on en
gines then thnn they do nowadays—
and all this time, quiet and still as it
was in the cut. all three engines would
be breathing in that slow sort of a
cough-like breathing seemed as
though thej- were breathing just as
slow and easy as they could, and sort
of saving themselves up for the time
when they have to stretch out.
"Pretty soon the other engines would
back down, one after the other, and
then the time would come for my en
gine to go.l used to see the engineer
touch the throttle gently, starting the
engine backing down, and then in two
or three minutes I'd see him coming up
the track again hauling the train. Run
ning slow through the cut, but picking
up a little all the time, sitting with his
hand on the throttle and looking out
ahead; fireman sitting now on the seat
over on the other side of the cab, look
ing ahead, too. and keeping the bell go
ing. It was a great delight to see the
train go by, and how empty the cut
seemed after it had gone.
"Love to watch the cars? We all do,
and I don't know of anything that
would do better for a tyrie or symbol or
emblem or whatever you call it of the
American people than that splendid,
swift, and powerful machine, the mod
ern American locomotive."—N. Y. Sun.
Crrswforci —Prize fighters seem to be
particularly unfortunate in their mar
Crabshaw—Xo wonder. They don's
give the women a «hance to talk. -
In the Head
Is an Inflammation of the mucous
lining the nasal passages. It is caused by a!
cold or succession of colds, combined with,
impure blood. Catarrh is cured by Hood'aJ
Barsaparllla, which eradicates from the
blood all scrofulous taints, rebuilds the deli
cate tissuesand builds up the system.
Is America's Greatest Medicine. 41; six for 85,
Hood's Pills ' 1 a - ;
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The Man of Years Cilves the Yoolb a
Little Fouil for Humi
"I was thinking," said the man who haj
just given a deep sigh, "of the departed daya
"Ah, yes," answered his companion, as hg
Stroked his downy mustache; "youth is tha
springtime of life; the period when all our
ideals are undirumed."
"It is, it is. It is the time when thq
blossoms are fresh and fair, with no sus
picion of the blight which may come to harn»
"I suppose that when a man gets a lit
tle along in years, say—er —like yourself,
he'd give a great deal if he could only turn
the clock back a decade or so."
"He would. There's no use denying it;
he would. lie can't help feeling gloomy
over what he has lost; those days when
he thought that he could give Bismarck
points on statesmanship, if he'd only take
the trouble to study a little; when he wa9
certain he'd be able to give Rubinstein mu
sic lessons, if he decided to turn his atten
tion to the piano; when lie didn't entertain
the slightest doubt of his ability Co show
Booth where his reading of Shakespeare
might be improved, and when he looked up
at night and saw a sky that teemed with un
discovered planets, waiting for him to turn
astronomer. lie may have more sense when
he (jets older and not annoy the neighbor*
so much; but I d'no's it's worth what he haa
given up."—Washington Star.
A MUCH-MOURNED MOTHER.
Col. Slinfter Thought Twice In Ooa
Month Wiik Too Often fur
Her to Die.
When Shafter was senior colonel of tha
ormy he was temporarily in charge of some
western post, and numbered in his com
mand an exceedingly bright, capable fellow
whose cleverness was continually getting
him the noncommission stripes, and whose
escapades were just as frequently getting
hun reduced to the ranks. One day this
soldier turned up at Shatter's quarters with
a long face and applied for leave to attend
the funeral of his mother, who had died the
previous night, he said, in the town. The
lequest was granted, but later on, in looking
over the same records, the colonel discov
ered that the same man had been granted
leave the month before on the identical pre
text. Shafter said nothing, but a couple
of days afterward encountered the bereaved
warrior on the parade ground. "Look here,
my man," said I'ecos liill, solemnly, "1 want
to ask you a question. Were you good to
that mother of yours while she was alive?"
"Well, sir—yes, sir—that is, 1 hope so,"
Btammered the culprit, not knowing what
"I hope so, too," replied the colonel. "I've
heard of mothers dying for their sons, but
never of one dying twice in 30 days for one.
\ou may go in mourning for a month at the
guardhouse."—N. O. Times-Democrat.
Not Lrnal Tender.
"I must request the congregation to eon
tribute generously this morning," said Rev.
Mr. Slim pay, sadly. "My salary is eight
months in arrears, and my creditors are
pressing. I of course work largely for love,
and love equally of course is tender, but
it isn't legal tender."-—Harper's Razar.
The kangaroo is none the less lively be
cause he is on his last legs.—Golden Days.
Every cough makes
If your throat more raw P
gj and irritable. Every h
I cough congests the lining jg
1 membrane of your lungs.
I Ceasetearing your throat
and lungs in this way.
Put the parts at rest and
give them a chance to
heal. You will need some
help to do this, and you
will find it in
From the first dose the I
quiet and rest begin: the
tickling in the throat
ceases; the spasm weak- \
ens; the cough disap- \
pears. Do not wait for |
pneumonia and con- )
sumption but cut short |
your cold without delay.
Br. Ayer's Cherry Pec- j
toral Plaster should be |
j over the lungs of every per- B
j son troubled with a cough, a
I* Write io the Doctor. |
Unusual opportunities and long ex- M
perience eminently qualify us for
giving you medical a«l\ ic ». Writ©
freoly all the particular.. in your case, sin
Toll us what your experience lias M
been with our t'herry Pectoral. You RV
will receive a prompt reply, without
Address, DR. J. C. AVER. &§
Lowell, Mass, (fir
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