Republican news item. (Laport, Pa.) 1896-19??, February 24, 1898, Image 2

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It Is not that they never knew
Weakness or fear who are the brave t
Those are the proud, the knightly few
Whose joy is still to serve and save.
fcui tney who, In the weary night,
Amid the darkness and the stress.
Have struggled with diseaso and blight,
With pitiful world-weariness;
They who have yearned to stand among
The free and mighty of the earth,
hose sad, aspiring souls are wrung
With starless hope and hollow mirth—
Who die with every day. yet live
Through merciless, unorightened years,
Whose sweetest right is to forgive
And smile divinely through their tears:
Tli<*y are the noble, they the strong,
They are the tried, the trusted one»,
And though their way is hard and long-
Straight to the pitying God it runs.
—George E. Montgomery, iu Harper's
J On. Secret Service.J
Yes, sir; I have carried tho Barubor
ough mail for 30 years, seldom miss
ing a day. Hard work? I have to
tramp over 20 miles, suushiue or rain,
every day but Sunday.
You see that house over yonder—
that pretty white cottage with the
lilac trees in front? Well, I was wit
ness to a romance which was enacted
there a couple of years ago—just as
romantic as any novel that lever heard
A widow, Mrs. Wilson, lived there
—a refined, genteel old lady—and her
daughter, Miss Bessie. She taught
the Barnborough Church school—a
hard, dreary life that must be.
Every morningwheu shecame down
the gravel walk to the gate, on her
way to the school, she was almost eer- j
tain to see me, and she would wait I
until I came and bid me good morning '
ho sweetly, and ask carelessly if there j
were any letters for them. But they ■
seldom received any.
One evening 1 saw Miss Bessie j
walking with a gentleman. His name |
was John Keen, and he occupied some !
position in connection with the general j
postofllce police inquiry department.
And I was glad when I found that j
lie often went down at nights from his j
lodgings—which were a mile or so on
the way to the London and Brighton j
station—to the cottage,for Iliad some- j
how grown strangely interested in the .
One day I heard that *John Keen 1
had been selected by the heads of the
service togo out to Ireland to fully
investigate some irregularities which j
liad occurred in the postoffices in the j
Ulster district. I was glad of it, for j
1 felt sure he would get to the bottom j
of the matter.
I did not see Miss Bessie for a whole !
week after thai; but one morning i
there she was, standing at the gate, |
waiting my approach, her face pale
and anxious.
"Any letters?" she cried eagerly, as
poon as she had said "Go-id morning." j
I knew that there was, for I had
noticed a large square envelope ad- !
dressed to her iu a bold, handsome j
hand, with the postmark "London- i
After that I used to briug her a let- j
ter with that same postmark every j
week; and she always looked so con
tented and happy thu* when, at last,
one morning I drew near tho Wilson's '
gate and saw the slim, neatly-dressed i
figure awaiting me, I hesitated to ap
proach,for I knew that I had no letter 1
for her.
There was no letter the next day, or
the next, and so on for days and days. .
Miss Bessie was always at her post, !
but she grew so thin and pale that I
hardly knew her, and I would just
wliake my head and hurry by, and so
«he realized that there was no hope.
One day, as I was passing the cot
tage. I saw a messenger boy from the
telegraph office standing at the gate.
Then Miss Bessie ran quickly down
the walk, and just as I came up
she seized the brown envelope and '
tore it open.
Then she tottered a step forward ;
and fell to the ground like one dead, j
I could not help seeing the telegram; !
it was like all such messages—brief
and to the poiut. They know how to
stab the poor heart through. This
was the message:
"John Keen was drowned three
days ago in Lough Foyle."
1 rang the bell and her mother came
out. Miss Bessie was restored to con- I
ecioitsness,and,pale as a ghost, walked
into the house,leaning on her mother's
arm, but you could see that all the
light had gone out of her life.
Mrs. Wilson wrote at once to the j
man who had sent the telegram, re- 1
questing particulars,and soon received :
a reply stating that Mr. Keen had been
missing for some time, was last seen
in a boat on the lough, and finally a
body had been washed up neat- L'ole
raitie, so mutilated as not to admit of
identification, but in the pocket a card
bad been found bearing a name which
looked like "J. Keen," but was almost
•bliterated by the water.
One day I found in my bag a large
imsiness-looking letter addressed to
airs. Wilson, aud soon they told me
•be good news which it contained. A
Celative had died leaving them some
S2OOO, and I think that I was as glad
us they were, for they seemed like old
iriends to me.
Not long after Mrs. Wilson had de
rided to give up the cottage, and take
JNliss Bessie to Brighton for a time,
hopiug to restore her health, which
was failing rapidly. An impulse
prompted me to ask for their seaside
Ona day, a month after, as I was
passing the cottage—it was still un
occupied—l saw a man standing at
the gate, and as I drew nearer my
heart gave a great bound, and then
ptood still, for, dead or alive, it was
?ohn Keen!
"But—but," I stammered out, "are
you really alive?"
He looked at me as though be
thought me an escaped lunatic. So
then I began and told him everything,
just as I have told it to you, sir. His
face was quite white when my story
was finished.
"Mr. Jarvis," he said, "let me tell
you I was sent away on a delicate mis
sion, and it was necessary that my
movements should be guarded and
investigations secretly conducted.
And then I wrote to Bessie, explain
ing the situation and telling her that
she must not be surprised or troubled
if she did not hear from me for a
week, as I had promised to communi
cate my movements to no one.
"Two months afterward I returned
from the expedition—successful, too
and I learned that the wagon with
the mail bags from the country town
from which I had last written had
been attacked, the driver killed, the
mail robbed of all valuables and the
letters scattered to the four winds of
"But, thank heaven, it was all a
mistake, and here I am, safe and
sound. Prosperous, too, for the post
master general has recompensed me
handsomely for my successful services,
and with my increased salary I am
free to marry as soon as the little
woman is ready."
The wedding took place iu good
style not lot'g afterward, for John
would not hear of being separated
from Bessie again, and—what do you
think—l was the first to kiss the
bride.—London Evening News.
The Absurd Maln atta Method as Practiced
In India—Stouter Stomach Wins.
Many queer stories are told of the
persistence and cleve • devices of the
collectors of bad debts, but even
a professional humorist would find it
hard to invent anything more absurd
than the method actually in use among
the Mahrattas—at least, if travelers'
tales are to be trusted.
Iu that country—so they say—when
a creditor cannot get his money and
begins to regard the debt as desperate,
he proceeds to sit "dhurna" upon his
debtor—that is, he squats down at the
door of his victim's tent, and thereby,
in some mysterious way, becomes
master of the situation. No one can
go in or out except by his sanction.
He neither himself eats nor allows his
debtor to eat, and this extraordinary
starvation contest is kept up until
either the debt is paid or the creditor
gives up the siege, and in the latter
case the debt is held to be canceled.
However strange it may appear to
Europeans, this method of enforcing
a demand is an established and almost
universal usage among the Mahrattas,
and seems to them a mere matter of
course. Even their "Scindiah," or
chieftain, is not exempt from it.
The laws by which the "dhurna" is
regulated are as well defined as those
of any other custom whatever. When
it. is meant to be very strict the claim
ant takes with him a number of his
followers, who surround the tent, and
sometimes even the bed of his r»lver
sary to make sure that he ootai,>« no
morsel of food. The code, Jr* "ver,
prescribes the same abstinent ihe
mau who imposes the ordeal; and, of
course, the strongest stomach wins the
day. After all, we have little right to
ridicule this absurdity, for our own
laws still provide, nominally at least,
for starving a jury into a verdict.
A similar custom was once so pre- ;
valent in the province and city of
Benares that Brahmins were some
times systematically put through a
course of training to enable them to j
endure a long time without food. |
They were tlieu sent to the door of
some rich person, where theypublicly j
made a vow to remain fasting until a j
certain sum of money wus paid or un
til they perished from starvation. To
cause the dentli of a Brahmin was con
sidered so heinous an offense that the
cash was generally forthcoming, but :
never without a resolute struggle to ;
determine whether the man was likely ;
to prove stanch, for the average j
Oriental will almost as soon give up
his life as his money.—Boston Jour
AVllliin nil Inch of Death.
A correspondent of the Detroit Free
Press relates a peculiar experience that
happened to a friend of his during a
stay in Burmah.
We were sitting on the veranda of
our bungalow one evening, enjoying
our afternoon cheroot. Finally my
friend arose and sauntered into his
Usually lights were placed in all the
bed rooms, but this evening, for some
reason—probably the moonlight—the
sei'vunt had not performed his duties.
I could hear my friend fumbling about
his dressing table, and then suddenly
he gave a cry of horror and rushed
out to the light.
"I have been struck by a snake ! "
he gasped, and his face was deadly
"Where is it ? Quick ! Show me 1"
I exclaimed, as I whipped out a
He held out his right arm. There
was no mark on the hand, which I ex
amined criiically, but on the cuff of
j the shirt were two tiny scratch-like
punctures, and two little blobules of
! poison sinking into the starched linen
j and leaving a sickly, greenish-yellow
; mark.
"You've had a close call, old man,"
I I exclaimed, with a sigh of relief, "and
| now let us settle the snake."
We found him coiled up on a small
j mirror, which lay on the table, and an
ugly looking reptile he was,too, ready
: to strike again.
He was a very poisonous snake,
| known as the Deboae Russelli, but
after my friend had done with him it
I would have beeu difficult lor any nat
< uralist to have placed him in his
j proper genus.
\s^====^=^ = r~ 7~ —^Z=s=mA-
The Cradle Ship.
When baby goes a-tailing. and Ilia breeze is
fresh and free.
His ship is just the queerest craft that ever
sailed tho sea!
Ten fligers true make up the crew that
watoh on deck must keep,
While ail a-row ten toes bolow are passen
gers asleep.
And mother is tho pilot dear—all, none so
true as she
When baby goes a-sailing, and the wind is
fresh aud free.
When mother rocks the cradle ship, the
walls—for shores—slip past;
The breezes from the garden blow when
baby boy sails fast!
So fast he flies that Dolly cries she fears
we'll run her down,
So hard a-port! we're not the sort to see a
dolly drown;
And then, you know, we've got the whole
wide carpet for a sea
When baby goes a-sailing and the wind is
fresh and free.
When baby lies becalmed in sleep, and all
the crew is still,
When that wee ship's in port at last, all safe
from storm and ill—
Two eyes of love shall shine above, two lips
shall kiss bis face,
Until in deep and tranquil sleep he'll smile
at that embrace.
For mother watches, too, ht night; while
through his slumbers creep
Dream memories of sailing ere the breezes
fell asleep.
—G. C. ltogers,in Great Thoughts.
Willie and Dan.
Willie was asleep and Dan was
lonely. Willie is the minister's son,
Dau is his dog. It was Sunday morn
ing and every one was at church but
these two friends. It was warm and
sunny, and they could hear the good
preaching, for their house was next
door to tho church.
In some way while Willie was listen
ing he fell asleep. Dan kissed him
on the nose, but when Willie went to
sleep he went to sleep to stay, aud ho
did not mind trifles. So Dan sat
down with the funniest look of care
on his wise, black face, and with one
ear ready for outside noises.
Now, the minister had for his sub
ject "Daniel." This was the name lie
always gave Dan when he was teach
ing him to sit up and beg, and other
tricks. While the dog sat thinking
the name "Daniel" fell on his ready
ear. Dau at once ran into the church
through the vestry door. He stood
on his hind legs, with his forepaws
drooping close beside the minister,
who did not see him, but the congre
gation did. When the minister
shouted "Daniel" again the sharp
bark said "Yes, sir," as plainly as
Dan could answer.
The minister started bock, looked
around, and saw the funny little pic
ture; then he wondered what he should
do next, but just then through the
vestry came Willie. His face was
rosy with sleep, and he looked a little
frightened. He walked straight to
ward his father, and took Dan iu his
arms, and said:
"Please 'scuse Dan, papa. I went
asleep and he runned away."
Then he walked out with Dan look
ing back on the smiling congregation.
The preacher ended liis sermon on
Daniel as best he could, but then lie
made a resolve if he ever preached
again on the prophet Daniel he would
remember to tie up the dog.—New
York Mail and Express.
Butterflies as J loom mate*.
A young woman who lives in a New
England town has had a unique ex
perience with butterflies. She hap
pened to be in the garden on a warm
day iu the fall, and noticed a brown
butterfly fluttering about, rather lan
guidly, among the few remaiuing
She caught it without much trouble
and carried it to her room, where the
windows were screened, and let it
loose. The little insect accepted the
situation, and conducted herself as if
quite at home. The substantial New
England name of Maria Silsbee was
bestowed upon it—though not emi
nently appropriate. Maria's food and
drink were placed on the window sill,
and consisted of a lump of sugar
moistened by a drop of water, and she
partook of this by unfurling her long
spiral trunk, which resembled the
hairspring of a watch, and inserting
the end in the sugar.
Maria was not fated to live in soli
tude. One day there appeared in the
room another butterfly of similar ap
pearance, but more sprightly in be
havior. No one could account for its
being there, unless the maid had left
the screen up for a lew moments while
making up the room. The stranger
was named Jonathan Matthews. He
was far more venturesome than Maria,
and of not so docile a temperament
But he was never seen to eat. Pos
sibly a false feeling of pride or diffi
dence restrained him from doing so in
any one's presence.
The fame of this young woman's
two companions spread abroad, and
visitors to her room were frequent.
This did not seem to ruffle the equa
nimity of either. At last Maria, in
different to the joys of a wordly exist
ence, settled down in a comfortable
corner, and remained there, to all ap
pearances a corpse. She had decided
to hibernate —and hibernate she did
for several months. Jonathan, on the
I contrary, was very active. Thus they
remained for most of the winter.
One dav Maria awoke, but. in the
words of Hamlet—"to die—to sleep
to stay."
When the days became warmer and
the spring flowers appeared iu evi
dence that there was again honey in
the land for vagrant butterflies, the I
screen was pushed up,aud the solitary i
Jonathan flew joyously forth. He has
never been seen since.— Atlanta ■
Intelligent C*eeHe.
It must have been iu the 40s. that
my great uncle, Charles N , was
graduated from college and begun to
teach school. Communication was
not so rapid then as now, and the ex
change of ideas was accomplished
with more difficulty. The country
was not overrun with teachers' manu
als aud guides, aud there were few
educational works. It was only by
gathering together aud exchanging
ideas that teachers were able to pro
gress. To facilitate this several
would in the summer time travel from
place to place, holding what they
called "institutes," to which all who
taught in the neighboring country
would flock to receive or disseminate
new ideas, and to discuss methods of
My uncle and a friend of his had
started on a tour of this kind, aud on
Saturday arrived at a town where they
were to hold an "institute" the fol
lowing Monday.
Sunday afternoon they took a stroll
in the outskirts of the town, on the
bauks of a stream, and were engaged
in deep conversation when my uncle's
friend espied a flock of geese ap
proaching in a solemn procession.
Moved by a sudden impulse, he took
oft" his hat, made a low bow and, ad
dressing tlie geese, said: "Allow me
to introduce to you my friend, Mr.
N , who will hold au institute in
this town tomorrow. I cordially in
vite you to be present." The geese
appeared to listen attentively to the
young man's words, and when he had
finished they waddled gravely liwav.
The incident passed quickly from
their minds, the next afternoon ar
rived, and the friends repaired to the
church where they were to expound
their educational views to those who
were assembled for instruction and
profit. The day was beautiful and
sunshiny and everything beamed pro
pitiously on my uncle as he arose from
his seat behind the pulpit to address
the dignified gathering.
Hardly had he opened his month to
speak when something iu the wide
open door attracted his attention.
There stood the old gander, leader of
the flock they had seen the day before,
and behind him were all the geesel
Having completed his survey, to my
uncle's horror aud chagrin, he wad
dled slowly up the middle aisle, fol
lowed by the rest.
Was ever a young man in a more
painfully embarrassing situation? At
this moment he received a tug on his
coat tail and plainly heard the par
tially suppressed amusement of his
friend and the-whispered.exclamation,
"They've come!"
My uncle grew redder and hotter
as the geese approached in front and
the tugs on his coat tail continued be
hind. He could only stutter aud
stammer, each moment becoming more
painfully aware of the awkwardness
of his position.
At last, with the timely assistance
of the congregation, the unwelcome
intruders were expelled amid qtiack
ings, confusion and uproar.
It is almost unnecessary to add that
the fount of my uncle's eloquence was
checked for the time being, aud con
sequently his disquisition on the edu
cation of the young was not as edify
ing as it might have been under
ordinary circumstances.
This did not eud the matter, how
ever. My uncle's friend for many
years after, at evefy dinner when lie
was called upon for a speech,managed
to recount this incident. If my uncle
was there it only added to the general
Tiring of this in the course of years,
Uncle Charles once arose, after his
friend had related the story, and said:
"There was one point to which
sufficient attention has not been called,
namely, why did the geese understand
so perfectly all that my friend said?"
—Atlanta Journal.
The Wild Home* of Arizona.
"There must be 20,000 head of wild
horses in northern Arizona, "said Will
S. Barnes, one of the largest cattle
owners in Navajo county, recently.
"They are the worst nuisance that
can be imagined. It has reached the
point when we cannot safely turn out
a riding horse to graze. We have to
keep our saddle animals and round-up
horses stabled all winter or bring
them down to Phoenix for pasturage.
The wild stock not only eat the food
that ought togo the cattle, but they
run cattle oft' the range. They have
chased off all the cattle from the west
end of the Hash Knife range, one of
the best grass districts in northeastern
Arizona. It is useless to put out salt
for the stock, for the wild horses chase
away the cattle that come near it. At
this season of the year they are fat and
have shining hides. They sweep over
the country in great bands, gathering
up any stray animals they may come
across. A horse is as good as lost
that joins them."—St. Louis Globe-
Got Off Ka*y.
First Reprobate—Well, old man,
did you get home all right last night?
Second Reprobate—Yes; but my
wife wouldn't speak to me.
First Reprobate—Lucky beggar I
Mine did!—Pnutih.
There Are a Few Who Slake Fortune*
Kvery Year, but There Are Other* Who
Are Obliged to Work Hani for Very
Small Wages-Some Big Fee*.
There are hundreds of lawyers in
New York who earn less than a day
laborer does, alleges the News of that
eity. Hundreds of others make a fair
ly comfortable living, and a hundred
or so make from SSOOO to $25,000 a
year, and a lucky few make a fortune.
To be a successful lawyer in New-
York means more than to be a success
ful lawyer in probably any other city
iu the world. In no other city are
fees so high for the great lawyers or
so low for the little ones. You can
get the services ot a Tombs shyster
for a dollar, or those of one of half a
dozen others for a little less than a
million. There is no maximum or
minimum fee. New York lawyers
charge just what they can get, and
put their own valuation on the ser
vices that they render. A good law
yer—but, of course, not one of the
great lights of the bar—will try a case
at from $lO to S2OO a day, and many
others just as good will do the same
thing for half this sum, while the
fees charged by the men who are con
sidered as being at the head of their
profession are well nigh incredible.
"It pays to be a lawyer after you
have succeeded in making a reputa
tion, audit pays in proportion with
that reputation, said one who is at the
top. "Of course, it takes time to
build up a reputation," and success to
many men comes late iu life. When
attained, however, it is substantial.
Perhaps the best paying business for
a lawyer is that of attorney to corpo
rations. As an example of the high '
fees paid to corporation attorneys I |
may mention that John E. Parsons |
received $900,000 for organizing the ■
Sugar Trust, which, by the way, was |
afterwards declared illegal by the j
court of appeals of this state', and was, j
I believe,recognized under the law S |of ;
New Jersey.
"Perhaps the highest fee paid to a j
lawyer for attending court is received j
by Joseph H. Clioate," continued my j
informant. "When lie attends court j
for another lawyer he gets a fee of |
SIOOO for each appearance, together |
with his retainer in the case. This j
retainer is never less than SSOOO, and !
is often much more. The biggest fee i
Choa.e ever received for one appear- j
auce was SIOO,OOO. This was for his !
argument before the United States su
pre me court to have the Income Tax
law declared unconstitutional. When
the corporate interests involved are
considered, the fee was not such a
great one, especially as he won his
"As I remarked before," continued
this lawyer, "corporation business
pays best of all. As a recent instance
of big fees paid to corporation law
yers, the iirm of (luggenheimer, Un
termyer & Marshall received the other
day a fee of SIO,OOO for drawing up
the articles of incorporation for a
brewing company. An ordinary law
yer would have done the work for a
ifee of SIOO. Companies, however, are
willing to pay big sums to be started
"How does criminal compare with
civil practice as to fees?" I asked.
"There is a great deal more money
in civil than in criminal practice.
Criminal lawyers never get as high
fees as civil lawyers, and for a very
good reason. As a rule, rich men do
not commit ordinary criminal offenses.
The average crimiual is hard up. In
fact, he commits crime usually in or
der tog t money, and seldom has
much to fee lawyers with. A crimi
nal lawyer must be content to take
what he can get aud be thankful. In
many criminal cases the lawyer who
defends a man accused of crime is out
of pocket himself. There are no such
fees for the ablest criminal lawyer as
the one which Henry L. Clinton re
ceived for defending the will of the
late Commodore Yanderbilt. His lee
in that case was $250,000."
"But there are lawyers who make
money in criminal practice," I re
"Yes, but they are few. If a man
makes money by criminal practice it
is due more to "until ing industry than
to anything else. He must be work
ing ail the time because his fees in in
dividual cases are small. A good fee
in a criminal case would be from SSOO
to SISOO, and there are not many of
the latter going."
In building up ft practice it is an
aim with all young lawyers to enlarge
t the number of their acquaintances.
To this end they are nearly all in poli
tics, and many are club members.
Many of the great lawyers of New
York practice like English barristers
i that is, they ouly appear in court —
i their cases being prepared by another
lawyer. A number of young lawyers
who have means are also aping this
English fashion. Clover attorneys
not very learned in the law, but good
i at hunting clients, bring them cases.
The latter charge moderate fees for
! trying them, and the attorneys get a
i treat deal more out of the client.
L.imbl«Hft From Birth*
A strange sight was witnessed re
[ cently in the Southwestern police
court. Au elderly man, armless and
, legless, was carried into the witness
J box by a policeman, who held him as
. though he were a baby,while he made
' an application to the magistrate for an
extension of time under an ejectment
order from the court. Mr. Marsham
asked him how he came to be so af
flicted, to which the helpless man re
» plied that he was born so. He got his
t living by making beaded ornaments
with his mouth. His Worship allowed
| him a few additional days to find fresh
accommodat ions. —London Daily Mail.
President Kraeger'* Piety.
Bishop William Taylor (Methodist),
xrho has just returned from Africa,
called recently on President Krueger.
"I found the ruler of the Boer Repub
lic," he says, "an exceedingly unas
suming maD. He heard with interest
of the work that I was doing, and
spoke very encouragingly to me.
He is an intensely religious man. He
arißes at 8 o'clock in the morning to
hold family prayers and preaches near
ly every Sunday."
A Pickpocket'* Ruse.
Lady Bulwer sat for her potrait in
Bath, and the artist was commenting
on the beauty of the sitter's eyes,
which, if contemporaneous evidence in
worth anything, were indeed maguifi ■
cent. That started Landor on the
subject of eyes. He insisted that
green eyes were most "woouderful"—
he always pronounced the word with a
double o. In support of his argument
he told the following story: "It so
happened thatjwhen I was a young
man at Venice I was standing in the
doorway of the Cafe Florian one day,
watching the pigeons on the Piazza
San Marco, when an old gentleman
rushed up to me and said, 'Pardoit
me sir, but will you allow me to look
into your eyes? Ah, I thought so!
Sir, you have green eyes! I never saw
but one pair before, and they belong
ed to the late Empress Catherine of
Russia; they were the most wonder
fully beautiful eyes in the world.' I
have reason;" continued Mr Landor,
"to remember this, for while the old
gentleman wns examining my eyes I
had my pocket picked."—Argonaut.
No Klondike for Me!
Thus suys E. Walters, Le Baysvllle, Pa.,
who grew (sworn tol 252 bushels .Salter's
corn per acre. That means 25,200 bushels
on 100 acres at ilOe a bushel equals $7,560
That Is hotter than it prospective po'
' mine. Saizer pays 400 in Kold for W
I name for his 17-inch corn and oats prodigy.
| You cau win. Seed potatoes $1.50 a XJbi.
i Sexi> This Notice ask 10 Crs. in Stamps
! to John A. Shl/.it Seed Co., La Crosse, Wis.,
; and get free their seed catalogue, and 11
1 farm seed samples, including above com
I and oats, surely worth 810, to a start.
A. C. 1
i The German navy has only been in exist -
! ence half a eentury, the naval officer
I having been appointed in 1847.
! State of Ohio, City ok Toledo, >
Lucas Couxtv, i
i Frank .1. Cheney makes oath tin
I senior partner of the firm of F. .1. (
i Co., doing business in the City ol'Toled.
, and State h foresaid, and that said flrn
! the sum of ONE HITNUttEII DOI.I.AKF
i and evervcase of catauuh that
cured by the use of Hali.'s Cata <
1 Sworn to before me and sub
| i—i presence, this tlt.ll da'
| j SEAL j- A. 11.18Stt. A. W
I Hall's Catarrh Cure is tukr
| acts directly on the blood an
of the system. Send forte
| Sold by Druggists, Tsc.
Hall's Family Pills ar
The bonded debt o
twenty-four cents pe
Vnrili (irnt.
This occasion nttrac
of the United States. _ »._..wy
as usual for the oeeai ckets at one
fare for the round tri] son sale Feb
ruary Ift to ril inclusive. o return until
March sth. The time bi .1 Now York and
Now Orleans is 30 hour, dally ser
vice. Vestlbule<l New York
daily at 4.20 p. in. Operated solid New York
to New Orleans, with Dining and Pullman
Drawing Room Sleeping Car and flrst-elafs
::oacii. The United States Fabl Mail leave-
New York 12.05 o'clock night, with through
Pullman Drawims Room Sleep ng Cars, New
York to New Orleans. For full particulars,
■•all on or address Alex. S. Thweatt, Eastern
Passenger Asent, 211 Broadway, New York.
Missouri lias tho greatest bodies of lead
ore in the world.
Fits permanently cured. No fits or nervous
ness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Restorer. $2 trial bottle and treatise free
Dr. R. H. Ki.isk. Ltd.. Kit Arch St.,Phila..Pa.
There are sixty different kinds of wood
grown in Arkansas.
Chow Star Tobacco—The Best.
Smoke Sledge Cigarettes.
The progress in steam engineering com
menced in 18511.
Piso's Cure is a wonderful Couch medicine
- Mrs. W. PiCKERT. Van Siolen and Blake
Avos., Brooklyn, N. Y„ Oct. 211,1KH.
Over (!0,000 oil wells have been sunk in
the United States.
Jack Frost irritates sensitive skins. Glenn's j
Suloliur Soap overcomes the irritation.
Hill's Hair & Whisker Dye. black or brown, 50c.
Nebraska has 3118 State banks and 113 na
tional banks.
| Weak Stomach
I Indigestion Causes Spasms-
Hood's Sarsaparilla Cures.
j " I have always been troubled with p
weak stomach and had spasms caused b>
| Indigestion. I have taken several bottle.'
i of Hood's Sarsaparilla and have not beei
bothered with spasms, and X advise anyom
troubled with dyspepsia to take Hood'i
I Sarsaparilla.'' llus. Hobton, Prattsburg
! New York. Bemembe
Hood's Sarsaparills
■ls the best-in fact the One True Blood Purifte
Hood's Pills cure nausea, indigestion. 25.
i Uiccut Peed POTATO «rowere la Am*rlom. 112
, The " Kuru! Mew Yorker "alvee 8»l»ert Karljr j
. Wlteouli m yield of TB6 biifcel# »er •ere. (
1 Priee* dirt ekctp. Our Brwit Seed Boek, 11 i
' Farm Be«d Sample* wortfi *l* a«tart t fbr I
I lOe. portage. SOU A. BALi.*KB««PCO., LaLrm, Wis. J
•* we will send five different designs, Kilk Neckti.
I<ftdles or Gentlemen, P°«tp«id for It cents. Krm
.Hiinuractiirliijr <'«•» 11S7 First Avenue. >ew\or]
Watson E. Coleman, Attnrneyat-Law and Solicito
™f Patents. so* 1' Bt., N. W., Washington. V. I
Highest references in all n»rls of th« Cf)uritr>
■■flF* Ladies Wanted,
■■W TO THAVICI, for old established hou«
Permanent position. *4O i*>r month and all expense
P W /IKOI'k.K h CO.. atk Ix*:ust 8t„ Phtladelpbts