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Some murmur when their sky is clear
And wholly bright to view,
If one small speck of <lßrk appear
In their great heaven of blue,
And some with thankful love are filled
If but one streak of light,
One ray of God's good mercy, gild
The darkness of their night.
In palaces are hearts that ask
In discontent anil prid )
Why life is such a dreaiy task, .
And all good things deuied.
And hearts in poorest huts admire
Hoy love has, in their aid—
Love that not ever see.as to tire—
Suoh rich provisions made.
112 The Foreman 112
112 of the Jury, 112
BY CHARLES 11. LEWIS. 112
As the Lake Shore train from the
east rolled into Toledo one morning a
dozen years ago, a detective was wait
ing to see the conductor and make an
arrest ordered over the wire an hour
before. A detective who has beeu in
the business for a dozen years seldom
meets anything that surprises him, but
aB this officer was asked to arrest a
handsome, well-dressed woman on the
charge of robbery, he opened his eyes
in amazement. There were two haud
some, well-dressed women, and one
said to him:
"Officer, this person has robbed
me of jewelry to the value of $(5000
and I want her arrested at once!"
The other looked at him in a cold,
haughty way and made a gesture of
contempt as she replied:
"Officer, this woman's charge is
false, and if you detain me it will be
at your peril!"
"My name," continued the first,
"is Mrs. John Wickham, of New York
city. lamon my way to Chicago to
visit relatives. This person boarded
the train at Buffalo, and we became
quite friendly. I had the jewelry in
a small satchel. Late last night or
early this morning she obtained pos
session of it. I wish to have her ar
rested and searched."
"If you dare to do it I will have
you sent to prison!" exclaimed the
Here was a straight charge and a
firm denial, and the detective was non
plussed. If the woman had stolen
the jewelry, she must have the plunder
about her person or in her baggage.
He asked her if she was willing to be
searched, and she promptly replied:
"Not only willing, but I demand it
in order to clear myself. Afterwards
I will deal with this woman!"
The two ladies left the train and
were escorted to a hotel. Mrs. Wick
ham'identified herself as the wife of a
New York millionaire, and sent a tele
gram to her husband to come at once,
and a search of the other proved her
innocence. None of the missing
jewelry was found upou her. She
gave her name as Mrs. Taylor, of
Buffalo, and she hinted that her hus
band would demand the fullest satis
faction for the insult forced upon her.
By the advice of the chief of police,
Mrs. Wickham attempted to get out
of the affair as best she could, but
Mrs. Taylor stood on her dignity and
wanted SIO,OOO for her injured feel
ings. She must either have SIO,OOO
-ji cash or she would sue for $50,000
damages. Perhaps the two women
might havo reached some sort of a
compromise but for fhe advent of Mr.
Wickham. H* heard his wife's story
about the loss of her jewelry, and
realizing that he was in a box he
tried a bluff game on Mi s. Taylor. He
struck the weak spot at once by de
manding her husband's address in
Buffalo. Sb-i refused to give it, and
her refusal aroused suspicion that
something was wrong. When pressed
to give her identity she positively re
fused, and the result was a formal
charge and her arrest indue form.
When the alleged thief was ar
raigned circumstances were so much
against her that she was held for trial
in the higher court. She continued to
give the same address as at first, and
added that she would see the case
th rough without any assistance from
her husband. Her policy was one of
haughty independence. She had a
fine wardrobe, considerable jewelry,
and was also bound for Chicago. Her
cash in hand amounted to less than
SIOOO, but no sooner had she secured
a lawver than money was sent him to
make a desperate light for her acquit
tal. Wickham was not only an aggres
sive man, but he had to convict the
woman or pay damages. He therefore
aided the police in every possible
Buffalo was turned upside down
without finding a .Tames Taylor to fit
the case. Every effort was made to
locate the woman, but beyond the fact
that she had taken the train at Buffalo
nothing could be learned. There were
plenty who said she was an adventu
ress and was guilty of theft, but there
many also who contended that she be
longed to some honorable family, and
was seeking to shield the name from
scandal by giving a false one and with
holding information. She didn't seem
to worry at all during her commitment,
and when the case finally came to trial
ahe was in the best of spirits.
I am a quiet, steady man of family,
not in the habit of reading the news
papers much. If I had not been
drawn on the jury for that term of
court I doubt if I should have ever
heard of the case. As a juror I had
to listen to and weigh all the evidence,
and for three days the accused womau
tat within ten feet of me. The evi
dence was purely circumstantial, but
Hot particularly strong as circumstan
tial evidence. Mrs. Wickham had
Section No. 7,and Mrs. Taylor had sec
tion No. 5. Both had handbags. Mrs.
Wickham had said nothing about the
jewelry, but the bag in which it was
stored had disappeared. There were
only four passengers in the sleeper.
The third was an old ladv—the fourth
the president of an eastern college,
and therefore to be considered above
suspicion. If the car porter had
taken the bag he had passed it to some
one during the night, but the defense
did not even hint that he might have
It was a singular and yet a strong
defense. 'lf the prisoner jirefevred to
fight the case out without revealing
her identity that was to her credit,and
could not be used against her. As
she did not know the contents of the
bag, why should she be tempted? If
she had taken it what had she done
with it? She was perfectly willing to
be searched, and nothing had been
found. The old lady might have
taken it by mistake—even the college
president might have been tempted.
There was the train conductor, the car
conductor and the porter. As the bag
had not been opened by its owner be
tween New York and Toledo, how
could she swear that the jewelry was
in it at Buffalo and beyond? Mrs.
Wickham could only say that no one
else but Mrs. Taylor could have taken
the bag, and in all but one thing the
prosecution made out a very poor case.
The accused had persistently refused
to reveal her identity. It was argued
that if she were an innocent woman
she would not do this. She would
give no part of her history—say noth
ing whatever except that she was the
wife of a respectable and wealthy
I had been made foreman of the
jury, and when we retired I found
myself halting between two opinions.
No legal proof had been advanced that
Mrs. Taylor stole the bag, but if there
was nothing wrong about her why
should she couceal her identity? I
was almost of the belief that she was
an adventuress, but yet I had sworn
to bo guided by the evidence. On our
first ballot we stood seven for convic
tion and live for acquittal. On that
ballot I voted for conviction, but five
minutes later I was using arguments
against such a verdict. Deep down
in my heart I believed Mrs. Taylor to
be the thief, but if we were to be
guided by law and evidence she must
be acquitted. The second ballot
showed'eight for acquittal and four for
conviction. The four men were pig
headed and obstinate,and we had been
out seven hours before one of them
decided to come over to the majority.
The other three vowed they would
hang out till doomsday, and we putin
a long night in the jury room. After
breakfast the next morning I went to
work at them in earnest. I am neither
an orator nor a magnetic man, but I
went over all the evidence and pre
sented it, pro and con, in such a man
ner that after we had been out about
thirty hours a ballot showed that we
were all for acquittal. This was the
verdict announced in court, and Mrs.
Taylor was at once discharged from
custody. Within two hours Mr.
Wickham had compromised with her
for S3OOO in cash. / •
As the days went by that
bothered me. Mrs. Taylor Jfiad gone
to a hotel as soon as discharged, and
Mr. Wickham had hired/ a detective
to watch her. It was /determined to
discover her identity, ,?f nothing more.
The woman probably suspected that
she would be watched. After a few
days she went to-' Chicago, visited a
lawyer's office, a bank and two or
three other places, and then bought
her ticket for Buti'alo. The detective
had dodged her every movement, and
she had made no sign that she was
aware of his espionage. He saw her
leave the hotel in a carriage for the
depot, and as there wa-t plenty of time
he took a street car instead. When
he went through the train she was not
to be found. The man worked on the
case for a week without striking her
trail and was then hauled oft".
When this instance came to my ears
I was conscience-stricken over our
verdict. The woman must surely be
a sharper, and we ought to have
strained a point and given her over to
Two months had gone by, and one
evening I was waiting in the union
depot at Cleveland for a train. I sat
reading a newspaper when a woman
dropped into the seat beside me and
smilingly asked if she was mistaken
in thinking I was Mr. So and So, of
Toledo. 1 replied that there was 110
mistake, and then recognized her as
"I am so much indebted to you!"
she said, as she held out her hand and
let her smile broaden.
"About your case at Toledo?"
"Of course. The prosecution had
a poor case against me, but my lawyer
was fearful of a verdict of guilty, be
cause I refused to reveal my identity.
It of course looked as if I had
something to conceal."
"But you didn't have?"
"Didn't I!" she exclaimed, as she
"Did you live in Buffalo, as you
claimed?" I asked.
"Of course not."
"And isn't your name Taylor?"
"Not at all."
"Then may I ask who you are?"
"You may because you proved your
self a good friend in my hour of need.
I heard how you brought those four
obstinate fellows over to your way
of thinking, and I am glad of this
opportunity to show my appreciation
in a substantial manner. As to my
name, I have' half a dozen. As to
who I am, I make my living by my
wits. If I were a man I'd be called
"Then you—you are an adventu
ress!"' I gasped.
"That is presumably a correct
term," she laughed.
"I took the bag of jewelry, of
course. You had no doubt of it in
your own mind, and yet you stood my
friend. Yes, I stole the bag while
her berth was being made up at night
and passed it onto a good friend of
mine in the next] car. The haul
divided S3OOO between us, and for
what you did for me I am going to
present you with $500."
I sat aud stared at her with mouth
wide open, wondering if I was awake
or dreaming, and she took a pencil and
card from her reticule and said:
"Give mo your home address and I
will send the money by express tomor
"My heavens, woman, but did you
really steal that jewelry?" I whis
"Why of course I did!" she re
"And you are ac adventuress?"
"Without doubt I live by my wits."
"And you made Mr. Wickham pay
you S3OOO damages?" I went on.
"Of course. You didn't suppose
I'd let him off after all that trouble,
do you? What is the address, please?
I am one who fights her enemies and
rewards her friends. If you do not
think SSOO is sufficient, please say so
and I will increase the amount."
I arose aud walked out of the depot
without saying a word in reply—with
out a look back at her—so overcome
that I could hardly have given my
name if asked for it. After wander
ing arouud for an hour I went back.
To my great relief she had gone, nor
have I ever heard from her siuce.
TROTTING RACES IN MOSCOW.
Vivid Description of a Characteristic Kus
sian Winter Sport.
It is racing day in Moscow, says a
writer in the Badminton Magazine.
The course is swept clear of snow,uud
follows the wooded shores with red
painted railiugs 011 each side. 011 one
side is a stand, with seating room for
several thousand people and a special
box, with tent hangings, for the gov
ernor general, surmounted by the im
perial eagle in gold. In front of this
box, lower down, you see the prizes,
consisting of gold and silver cups,
vases and ornamental j>ieees, a n
Russian style and taste.
The bell rings; the course is cloared
by mounted gendarmes, and now the
competitors indue order take their
places in front of the stand, but not
side by si.le,as they always start from
opposite 'sides of the course, with
heads also turned iu opposite direc
tions. The usual race course hum and
noise of the betting men are heard,
and increase in volume as the bell
rings the second time. They are off,
and the fascination of rapid motion,
open air and strenuous exertion throws
its spell over, the assembly, high and
low, for trotting is certainly the most
fashionable and beloved sport in Rus
You cannot recognize people just
yet; the green fur collars are raised
and reach over the fur caps, leaving
only red tipped noses, beneath which
appear never missing cigarettes. The
ladies' heads are almost entirely cov
ered with woolen here again
you can only guess who is who. To a
stranger, not investing his money in
backing his opinion as to winners, the
game might seem monotonous enough,
as the horses do not finish side by
side, but in the way they started. Yet
the Russians think differently —and,
besides, is there not plenty of vodha
aud caviar to be had between the
Single horses arepitted against each
other, drawing little light sleighs, in
which the driver is seated very lo.w
down aud far away from the liorse,
owing to the long shafts, intended to
give the horse perfect freedom of ac
tion. A whip is not used, hut on the
reins are metal buckles over the quar
ters, which are employed instead, and
almost all horses run without blink
Sometimes a horse is attached to
the sleigh 011 one side of the trotter,
who is between the shafts. He is the
pacemaker aud gallops the whole
course, whereas, it need not be said,
the trotter must not break. Then
follow pair horses, harnessed, and,
last, troikas, with three horses, some
times four abreast. Troikas are very
barbarously gaudy and clumsy things
to look at, but exceedingly comfort
able all the same.
A Convict'* Moral Code.
The leading article in a recent issue
of the Monthly Record, published at
the state prison, is entitled "The Bor
derland" and is written by No. 18 H
aud has a decidedly religious tone.
Five rules for conduct are laid down,
aud the author savs they are princi
ples by which his life is governed:
(1.) If possible, be well and have a
good appetite. If these conditions
are yours, the battle of life is already
half won. Many heart and soul trou
bles arise really in the stomach, though
it may seem strange to you.
(2.) Be busy. Fill the hours so
full of useful and interesting work that
there shall be no time for dwelling on
your troubles, that the day shall dawn
full of expectation, the night fall full
(3.) Forget yourself. You never
will be happy if your thoughts con
stantly dwell upon yourself, your own
perfections, your own shortcomings,
what people think of you, aud so 011.
(4.) Expect little. Expect little of
life, not too much of your friends.
(5.) Trust in God. Believe that
God is, that He really knows what is
best for you; believe this trillv,and the
bitterness is gone from life. —Hart
ford (Conn.) Courant.
Karl and Laborer Side by Side.
A curious spectacle is to be wit
nessed on Sundays in the pretty little
church of Hampden—always associated
with the memory of John Hampden.
For there are to be seen a peer of the
realm, his wife and the stone-breaker
to the parish council, all assisting in
divine worship. The Earl of Bucking
ham reads the lessonß, the countess
plays the organ, while the stone
breaker plays the useful part of
verger. —British Sunday Companion.
Care of the Garden.
If the garden is thoroughly under
arained, as it always ought to be, it
should be fall plowed in ridges and
the surface left rough, so as to expose
the soil as much as possible to
freezing. This is the more necessary
because the garden is always a shel
tered spot, where snow lies much of
the winter,so that there are few times
when the soil freezes very deeply.
The garden is always the richest spot
on the farm. It often is what the
Scotch farmers call "much midden"
or heavy with manure. It needs the
winter's freezing to lighten the soil
and make its fertility available.
I.ate Grown Turnips.
There is no crop grown so easily
and with so little cost as late-grown
turnips in a field of well-cultivated
corn. The shade of the corn will keep
the turnips from growing much until
the corn is cut. Possibly also their
growth will be checked by the demand
of the corn roots for plant food. But
in the Indian summer that follows the
first frost the turnips will make
rapid growth, as they will then have
all the land for their own use. The
turnip will endure a pretty heavy
frost, and grow again if warm weather
follows it. But in our climate turnips
cannot be left in the grotiud a [j wiu
ter as they are in England.—-American
Cherry Trees Standing in Grass.
Our experience with clierry trees is
that they do not require cultivation.
Those we had in the garden were al
ways more liable to rot and to be af
fected by insects than the trees that
stood iu dry places and surrounded by
grass. It may be that it is the extra
moisture in the cultivated soil that
predisposes cherries to rot, or it may
be the manure annually applied to the
garden and to which the cherry tree
roots helped themselves freely. The
cherry tree does not do well with wet
feet. On high, dry laud its roots will
run deeply enough to fiud all the
moisture it needs, and on such laud iu
grass is the best to plau cherries for
Value of Hog Manure.
Hog manure is popularly supposed
so be very rich, partly because hogs
are always fed 011 grain or other very
concentrated food, and also because
they are so neat that they always de
posit their excrement by itself un
mixed with bedding, as will animals
that are generally supposed to be
much more cleanly than the hog. Yet
hog manure is generally slow to heat,
though after fermentation has ouce
begun it progresses very rapidly.
One reason why manure from the hog
is richer than from other animals is
because the hog uses more of the car
bon in his food to turn into fat, and
less of the phosphate and nitrogen to
change into bone and leaii meat. No
domestic animal when fattened lias so
large a proportion of bone as compared
with its total weight as has the hog.
Apple Potnace as Feed.
There is considerable nutriment iu
pomace as it comes from the mill.
Stock will eat it quite readily if fed
before it begins to ferment. This,
however, it does very soon if exposed
to the air. Consequently it is best to
place the pomace in air-tight barrels
or hogsheads, so as to keep air from
it, aud cover the pomace with some
thing that will hold down the carbonic
acid gas and prevent its escape as it
forms. This is really ensilaging it.
The pomace itself has not nutritive
value to make this worth while. Its
chief value is its succulency, and it
should be fed with grain, hay or meal,
so as to give the proper proportion of
nutrition. When put up in air-tight
barrels and kept slightly below freez
ing temperature there will be no more
fermentation in the pomace than there
is in the silo, and it can be used tiil
late in the winter.
Rye After Turnips.
Turnips are the latest crop to be
harvested, aud as they continue to
grow after light frosts, there is not
much chance to put iu a later crop
after them. Of course nothing can
be grown and mature the same season
after turnips are off'. But winter rye
will bear to be sown very late if the
land is only rich enough. We have
known rye to be sown late in Novem
ber aud barely peep above the surface
the same year. But it grew a little
more during the January thaw, and
the next year made as good a crop, and
as early also, as rye sown two months
earlier, which made a growth that
covered the ground in the fall. In
each case all the spring growth had to
be made from the root. Where that
is established the richness of the soil
has more to do in making fall-sown
grain ripen ewrly than does its growth
the preceding fall.
LlnM«d vs. Cotton-See<l Meal.
While fully grown animals with
strong digestive organs can eat cot
ton-seed i£3jl properly diluted with
•traw or hay without serious injury,
it is doubtful whether it is advisable
to make this part of their ration. Lin
seed meal can be purchased at about
the sam« price as cotton-seed meal,
and has equal nutritive value. The
new process meal is the kind gener
ally used. It is not so fattening as
the old process meal, because more of
its oil has beeu expressed. Flaxseed
whole is a very rich feed,and if boiled
so as to swell it out all that hot water
can do it may be given to cattle, sheep
or horses with safety. Only a very
little should be given at a time, as the
oil in it makes it very laxative, and a
small amount daily is better than
more. There is nothing better for an
animal's hair than a little flaxseed
daily. It will insure the shiny coat
which in either cow or horse is always
a sign of thrift.—Amerieau Cultivator.
Banking Enrtli Around Tree*.
As it is often done, the banking of
soil around trees in fall to prevent
mice from barking them does more
harm than good. If any sod, weeds
or other rubbish are included in bank
ing up the tree, the object is not only
defeated, but the liability to injury is
increased. The purpose should be to
oblige the mice to climb up above the
snow line and expose themselves to
their enemies while gnawing the tree.
This they will rarely do, for much of
this work is done at night when their
natural enemy, the owl is most watch
ful. But if the mice find vacant spaces
around the tree, as they surely can if
sod or rubbish are used, they can
work under this protection with
greater safety than if the tree were
not banked at all. Still it is better to
bank young apple trees, at least as
high as the snow line usually comes.
The warmth from the tree makes a
vacant space in the snow all around
it, and it is tinder this protection that
most of the destructive work is done.
Warning to Dairymen.
The Country Gentleman, under the
heading, "Beware of Aniline Butter
Color," publishes a column of affida
vits to prove that a little child about
two years old got hold of a bottle of
one of the fashionables makes of but
ter color, got some of it in its mouth,
and in a few hours died from plain
symptoms of poisoning. Later a
healthy grown cat was made to swal
low a spoonful of the coloring matter,
and was a dead cat in twenty-four
hours, with all the signs of poisoning.
0,»,■>..*»• - o--<- *V.J«
Xilty V.4tUUuuibU OUJ O
brand of coloring matter was con
demned by the Pennsylvania experi
ment station, but does not name it.
I suppose the best one can do under
the circumstances, says a writer iu
Home and Farm, is to require a writ
ten statement from the maker that
there is 110 aniline in the article of
fered for sale. There are some brands
free from this objectionable article,
and the makers should make haste to
let the buttennakers know who they
are. Would it really make much dif
ference to the makers of tine butter if
coloring matter was forbidden by law?
I think it would be a good thing. It
is a horrid stuff at best.
l>«»liorne<l Cuttle Sell Hotter.
A circular issued by a cattle com
mission company that is in no way
supposed to be prejudiced on the sub
ject beyond making more money for
both buyer and seller says: "Dehorned
cnttle sell better than horned cattle
for all purposes. They are preferred
by shippers, feeders and packers.
They look better, feed better, sell
better, kill out better. The man who
feeds horned cattle is handicapped
from 10 to 25 cents per hundred
weight in most cases."
This is all in relation to beef cattle,
and when we come to consider the
dairy the man who cultivates horns is
still further on the wrong side of the
fence. Why a herd of cows should be
ever and eternally on the move, each
cow trying to get behind the other
cow to get away from those ever pres
ent spikes 011 a cow's head, surpasses
human comprehension, when an hour's
work would take them off and give
each cow in the herd a lifetime of rest.
That is one objection to handling
thoroughbred Jerseys; the fashion
requires horns on their heads, but I
have seen quite a number of dehorned
Jersey cows of late, to say nothing of
lots of bulls.—Home and Farm.
The Church Bell.
The church bell is another one of the
relics of barbarism with which civili
zation could readily dispense. Since
the general introduction of clocks and
watches, the bell has really lost its
significance. Certainly it can be
classed among the "needless noises."
In the days of Paulus of Nola, iu the
A. D. 400, when the custom first had
its origin, the ringing of bells may
have been necessary to call people to
places of worship— ; and this was the
sole purpose of the first church bell—
but in this present year, so near the
beginuiug of the twentieth century,
there is surely no need of such an
alarm as is sometimes minded from
the iron throat of the average church
bell to summon people well supplied
with timepieces to their chosen place
of worship.—American Medical Month
A Dublin lawyer, writing of as es
tate he has just bought, said : "There
is a chapel upon it, in which my wife
and I wish to be buried if God spar js
Latest Engine of Death.
Military experts are at present in
terested in a new self-moving car,
which is to be a veritable carriage of
death. It is to be driven by a sixteen
borse power engine at the rate of over
forty miles an bonrovera country rea
sonably level. The climax and purpose
of this remarkable machine is to carry
two rapid-firing cannon. One man
only is needed to run this terrible
wheeled weapon of war. and this same
man also attends to the tiring and load
Fijian feet can endure more terrible
contact than the blow of a hard-hit
cricket ball. There is a Fijian tribe
which might make the fortune of any
entrepreneur enterprising enough to
bring them over to the Crystal Palace
or the Westminster Aquarium. They
are called the fire walkers. About
once a year they give on the island of
M'Buya, about twenty-two miles from
Sava, the Fijian capital, what must be
one of the most extraordinary exhibi
tions in the world. In a fores*, glade
about a quarter of a mile from the shore
a hole is dug in the ground, about
twenty-five feet wide and six feet deep.
Flat stones are spread over its bottom
and wool piled on them and set alight,
When the stones are red hot the burn
ing logs are dragged away, the stones
carefully made to lie as evenly as pos
sible, and all flames extinguished. A
party of tribesmen, garlanded with
green leaves, then descend into the pit
and deliberately walk over the glow
ing stones in procession. Their bare
feet are not burnt or even made hot.
The display takes place under the eyes
of spectators, native and European!
This year a steamer was actually ad
vertised in Australia to take visitors
to witness the spectacle.—London
IJiff Prices For Old Hooks.
The days of bargains in old books
are fast vanishing, as was proved the
other day at the sale of the Asliburn
haiu library in London. "The Re
cueill of the Hostoryes of Troye,"
printed by Caxton about 1472-74, and
minus forty-nine leaves, brought
84750. The mutilated book was
bought by Lord Ashburnham at the
Utterson sale for $275. Another of
Caxton's publication*, "A Boke of the
Hoole Lyf of Json," brought 810,500,
the highest price ever paid for a speci
men of the great English printer's
handiwork. The volume in question
brought only §435 at the Heber sale.
8100,000 For One-Third of Ills Patent.
Millard F. Field, of Newport, R. 1.,
has invented a machine for drawing in
warps for looms, and has sold a third
interest in his patent to B. P. Cheney,
of Boston, for SIOO,OOO, says the New
York Sun. It gages its work automati
cally, and it draws in 2000 ends properly
in seven minutes, something that would
require the most expert workman about
three hours tope- 1 12 " torm>
' <ti Difference.
rhys£ al l ?oublesof a like nature coming
from different causes are often a puzzle to
those who suffer pain as to their treatment
and cure, as In the case of lumbago from
cold or a sir.".in in some way to the same
muscles. Tho treutmeut of such need not
differ one with the other. Both are bad
enough, and should have prompt attention,
as nothing disables so much as lame bactt.
Tho uso of St. Jacobs Oil will settle tho
question. Its efficacy is so sure In either
ease tliero is no difference In the treatment
and no doubt of the cure.
Tiiirteen crimes were punishable by
death when the Queen ascended the throne.
To-day there are, practically, but two—
treason and murder.
Tlio Florida Limited for St. Augustine.
The first train of the season loft the
Pennsylvania Station, Monday, January
17, at 11.50 a. m., via theSouthern Railway,
F. C. & P., and Florida East Coast. All
available space was occupied. The Florida
Limited is one of the most superbly fur
nished trains that ever left New York, and
will bo operated daily, except Sunday, be
tween New York and St. Augustine. You
lunch to-day in New York and to-morrow
in St. Augustine. The train is most ex
quisitely furnished, and every device which
may add to the welfare, comfort and enjoy
ment of the passengers has been provided.
The drawing-room steeping ears are of the
latest plan of Pullman, and the compart
ment curs are models of perfection, as the
design tor the cars is such that parties
occupying a compartment are free from
the outside world. These rooms are so ar
ranged that thoy can be used separate or
thrown into a suite of private apartments
and are unsurpassable in completeness,
etc. The dining cars are of the latent, and
the markets of the North and South are
both drawn upon liberally for the best and
most seasonable supplies, while the cuisine
and service are of the highest order. The
library ear is furnished with abundance of
easy chairs, sofas, and writing desks, where
stationery is found for the passengers' use.
The observation car might be termed the
parlor or reception room of the moving
palace. It has large plate-glass windows
on the sides and ends, from which the fast
flying panorama is viewed with comfort.
For particulars call on or uddress Alex. S.
Thweatt. Eastern Passenger Agent, 271
Broadway, New York.
The tree called William the Conqueror's
oak, in Windsor Park, London, is supposed
to be 1200 years old.
Pres. MrKlnley Vs. Free Silver.
A battle of giants is going to take place
this summer on 80,000 farms in America,
not in talk or votes, but in yields. Salzer's
new potato marvels are named as above,
ond he offers a price for the biggest potato
yield, also S4OO in gold for suitable name
for his corn (17 inches long) and oat prodi
gies. Only seedsmen in America growing
grasses, clovers and farm seeds and selling
potatoes at £I.BO a barrel. The editor
urges you to try Salzer's seeds, and to
SEND THIS NOTICE WITII 10 CTS. I* STAMPS
to John A. Salzer Seed Co., La Crosse, Wis.,
for 11 new farm seed samples, worth (10.00,
to get a start, and their big catalogue.*, c. 1
Do not disfigure the hands with caustic
to remove warts, but touch them with
strong soda water several times a day.
They will disappear.
112 FREE! Inventor's Patent Oaido. Any Drug
Store or O'Mara Co-op. Pat. Office, Wash., D. t_.
One result of the engineer's strike in
England has been n rise in freight, as ships
cannot be repaired.
Chew Star Tobacoo—The Best.
Smoke Sledge Cigarettes.
When the skin of a Japanese orange U
removed the sections fall apart without