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Prices of Ijuid Boom \Tlierev«r Kx-Prell
dent Cleveland Realties.
Grover Cleveland is a mascot for real
estate boomers. He has made money
in large sums for landholders in three
widely separated parts of the country.
When he was married, ten years ago,
during his first term, Mr. Cleveland
bought for $21,500 a place of twenty
eight acres in the suburbs of Washing
ton. Until that purchase the sight
liness of the locality had not been
recognized. The land was in small
small farms and there were few Wash
ington people whp had homes along
the unfashionable pike. The President
made some alterations in the com
fortable old stone house and lived
there in the summer time. When he
went out of office, after two or three
seasons' occupancy of "Red Top," as
the place was called, from the brightly
painted roof, he sold his twenty-eight
acres for $135,000. But previously
thousands of acres surrounding had
changed hands. Cleveland Heights
had been laid out, an electric road had
been built and all of the accessories of
real estate speculation on a grand
scale had been applied.
Mr. Cleveland's next venture was in
a desolate tract of land on Buzzard's
Bay. He went there on the recom
mendation of Joseph Jefferson, found
good Ashing and bought liberally of
the rocky and sandy acres. The his
tory of Red Top repeated itself, save
that Mr. Cleveland did not sell whei
the boom came. Buzzard's Bay has
come into prominence as one of the
choicest localities on the Atlantic coast
for summer homes. The land has gone
up and up until the advances parallel
those of the first neighborhood to
which Mr. Cleveland lent his name.
And now the news is that Princeton
acres, and especially that part in
which the ex-President has invested,
are soaring in values.
They Got Jlned.
"The most amusing nuptial event 1
ever officiated at," said good old
"Squire Hiram Cate, of Kentucky, the
marrying magistrate of the Penny
rile,' who died not long since, "was
in the winter of '7l. I was awakened
one cold night alout midnight by vig
orous knocking on my front door. I
went to the window, and by the light
of the moon could see two forms on
my front porch. I raised the window
and asked what was wanted. A wom
an of the backwoods type, answered
in about this language: 'Why, hits
us, Jim an' me, as wants to git hitch
ed.' I hurried down, and on opening
the door found a poorly clad, flnnicky
looking man of about forty, led by a
determined looking woman of perhaps
thirty. I could see that the female
was the business part of the proces
sion, and addressed myself to her,
asking why they had chosen such a
late hour for their 'hitching affair.'
This was the reply in quick, snappy
sentences: 'Why, hits this way. Jim
Owens is bin a-sparkin' uv me, 1
low, for fo' yeres, an' I got fetched
tired uv his mincin' wurds, so tuk an'
ast him to-nite, I did, ef he wuz evei
gwine ter pop. I tol' him, I did, 1
'spected him 'votedly, and ef he wanted
me, to cum on an' less git jlned tonite,
er I wuz gwine to take F)etch Bog
gesses' boy, Ilez, an' settle down. Jim
lowed—he did—he reckined he'd cum,
tho' it wuz a long trip. So I took an'
fetched him in pap's mill waggin'.
Didn't I, Jim? Jim nodded a doleful
assent. In answering the questions 1
put to the groom in the ceremony the
brawny better nine-tenths gave thf
bashful spouse about to be the cue, anc
she paid me a half dollar, taking the
money from Jim's pocket book. II
beat any wedding I ever witnessed, 1
CnblndliiK China Women's Feet.
Are any Chinese women's feet un
bound in consequence of the exertions
of foreigners? Ye 3; but no more than
European ladies are they going to walk
barefoot through the streets to con
vince doubters. And what Is far more
important,, numbers upon numbers oi
little girls are remaining unbound in
missionary schools at Amoy. Hang
chow and all up and down the river.
And at parties ladies who so far as
we know are untouched by Christian
Influences yet show with pride their
soft-footed little girls, saying, "My old
people bound my feet, but I will never
bind hers." It is the upper circles of
China who are giving up binding. The
man on the streets yet binds and loves
bound feet, just as in Singapore all the
Straits-born Chinese have cast off
binding, if it be not the very poorest
of the poor.
Same Pay for Everybody.
An aged Georgia negro, Nathan by
name, is employed by a gentleman
prominent in State politics. That
Nathan also has an eye to political
favors is shown by the following con
versation which recently took place
between him and his employer:
"Marse Jim," said Nathan, "is you
gwine in dis yere race for Governor?"
"Haven't thought about it."
"Well, ef yer does run, an' gits elect
ed, will you give me a job?"
"Certainly I would remember you,
Nathan. What would you like?"
"Well, suh, I'd des like ter black
boots roun' de Capitol."
"And what would you expect for that
"Well, suh," he replied, "I should
say $4 a day would be reasonable. Das
what de yuther legislators get."
The Fair One— l suppose jrou will
marry, though, when the goideu oppor
tunity offers, won't you?
The Cautious One—lt will depend
upon bow much cold there is In th«
Postuiusim -1-i.iu . .1 i Uiciti
Deal of iutfirrst In t!i« Mutter.
Postmaster-General Gary is tailing a
great deal of Interest In the matter of
the extension of free mail delivery in
the rural districts. The Department
was given $50,000 with which to make
experiments in this line during the
present fiscal year, and those already
tried have proved very successful.
In Great Britain the free delivery of
letters was begun about fifty years ago.
All mails are delivered at the offices
of the addresses without extra charge,
the rural postmen making a daily walk
of from fifteen to eighteen miles, and
receiving a compensation of 18 shil
lings, or about $4.50 per week. Pen
sions are granted in case of permanent
incapacity after ten years of active
duty. Rurai posta are believed to be
In 1830 rural delivery was establish
ed in France. Even the most outly
ing hamlets of the country received at
least one free delivery per day. The
postmen have a right to retire on a
pension after serving fifteen years and
reaching the age of 45. Eight hours is
the maximum time of employment.
In the German Empire a small
charge of from 10 to 20 pfennings (2
to 4 cents), according to weight, Is
made for the delivery of mails in the
rural districts. The hours of service
of foot carriers are from eight to nine
In Austro-Iluugary a small extra
charge, ranging from Va cent to lVa
cents, is made for delivering letters
and small packages in the rural dis
tricts. The service is not self-support
Rural free delivery prevails all over
Belgium, the pay of the carriers be
ing graded according to the cost of the
living in the localities where they
serve. Their average trips are sixteen
or eighteen miles daily. Participation
in political campaigns is forbidden,
and their tenure is secure during good
behavior. After a certain term of ser
vice they are entitled to a pension.
In Switzerland, the home of the
Universal Postal Union, there is at
least one free delivery a day in every
hamlet. The system has been in
operation since 1848.
Why Beef Was Cheap in Texas.
The civil war that raged in our land
a third of a century ago operated in a
dimetrically opposite manner on the
two sections of the United States
known as the Southwestern and the
Northwestern States. In the former,
composed chiefly of the State of Tex
as, all access to outside markets was
cut off to live stock. The Union
forces patrolled with gunboats the
Mississippi River, and no herds could
be taken across to feed the main rebel
armies; cattle could not be shipped to
Cuba for fear of almost certain cap
ture by war vessels on the Gulf pas
sages, and they could not be safely
driven north or west.
So Texas's 3,000,000 cattle multiplied
like vermin in an army camp, upon the
ranges of Texas, where they ceased to
have a cash value and became only an
article of barter, seventy-five head be
ing exchanged for a good saddle horse
and 100 head for a two-horse wagon.
The stoics in the grazing regions ex
changed goods and wares for them,
fixing a ridiculously low scale of prices
for the live stock, payable in goods,
&c., from the store. This state of af
fairs continued until two years after
the war closed.
In the Northwest the supply of live
stock was depleted to feed the Union
armies, atul for two or three years af
ter the close of the war remained
scarce and dear in price, so that the
masses of laboring men and factory
operatives could scarce afford beef up
on their tables oftener than once a
week, and then ii was of the cheaper
cuts of the carcass.
< until* of the* World.
The Suez Canal is about 100 miles in
length, and cost $1,000,000 per mile for
its construction. The Corinth Canal
is 4 miles in length, and cost, com
pleted, with its approaches, $1,000,000
per mile. The proposed Nicaragua
canal will cost per mile, with its ter
minals and approaches, certainly not
less, and probably more than the sum
named. The canals of Suez and Cor
inth are real maritime canals, built
without locks, upon the sea-level. The
one, that of Corinth, is situated in the
temperate zone, where the rainfall is
37 or 40 inches per annum. The other,
that of Suez, is located in a region
without rain. Neither of these is
threatened in its course by streams
liable to sudden and perilous floods,
so common in the tropical reigion of
Central America. These two great
works afford no real parallel to the
Nicaragua project, either as to cost
or feasibility. The one work parallel
to this undertaking is very near, very
like it, both in place and circumstance;
it is that of the Panama Canal across
the l6thmus of Darien.
A Maddening Ride.
For an hour and a quarter a mine
engineer near Bourne, Ore., was
whirled around with the fly wheel, in
to which he iiad fallen, bat when he
recovered consciousness after the
wheel was stopped it was found that
he was not seriously hurt. The wheel
was a twenty-foot one and was mak
ing 125 revolutions a minute.
l)ivor;e Court nt Borne,
Judge Macdougall, of Toronto, Ont,,
urges that the Dominion of Canada
should have a divorce court of Its own,
to which the humblest citizen could
appeal, and hiive his cast, heard with
out going, ai now, to the Dominion
Parliament, where the great expense
Is almost prohibitive to him.
THE LIVING CHURCH.
ALONE WITH GOD.
As Moses climbed the mountain peak,
That he alone with God might speak,
I, too, with God do often seek
To be alone.
And.though I may not find the place
Where Moses stood, nor lead a race,
God gives me a shining face —
His grace I own.
Each morning brings me some new
To God I go in secret prayer
And ask for strength to help me bear
My weight of woe.
He waits for me. I know that I 1
Shall find Him there when I draw nigh
To talk with Him. We can rely
On Him I know.
Alone with God? Yea, let me spend
A moment with my God and Friend,
That from His mount I may descend
With power divine.
How great the privilege to be
Sometime with Him who made the sea
And earth and sky. Eternity
With Him is mine.
—Harold McGlll Davis.
LOYALTY TO THE TRUTH.
"There are not a few Baptists nowa
days, it is to be feared," says the New
York Examiner (ESapt.), "who are
members of our churches not so much
because of an intelligent comprehen
sion of the peculiar truths for which
we stand, as from the circumstances of
birth, environment, or some other rea
son than the one that should control
in so serious a matter—loyalty to the
truth as revealed in the New Testa
ment. They do not have a firm grip
upon the great principles which under
lie and compel our separate existence ;
as a denomination. In the days when j
it cost something to be a Baptist, those
who became such did so because con
science compelled. They accounted
stripes. Imprisonment, fines, social os
tracism, the sneering accusation of
narrowness and bigotry as nothing In
comparison with the joy of obedience
to the commands of Christ. Now,
when it costs nothing to be a Baptist,
many have lost this strong conscience
grasp upon the truth, and cast off their
allegiance to the denomination —that
is, to the principles for which it stands
—whenever convenience or inclination
prompts, as though It made no real
difference whether they were Baptists
or something else."
A young man who is In charge of a
party of gold-seekers on the route to
the Klondike sends a full account by j
letter to a companion in Spokane of
the means by which he has been trans
porting his supplies northward. One
of these means was a pack-dog which 1
has been denominated, on account of 1
his importance, a "Klondike freight- :
"He Is not a large dog, either," says j
the letter-writer, "but he will pack j
seventy-five pounds through the snow
after the snow-shoes have made the
trail. Dogs that will pack forty or j
fifty pounds are common.
"The Indians at Madison Creek
move everything with dogs. They
handled something like a million feet
of logs in that way last season. Some
Df the logs were forty feet long and five
feet in diameter. They use no horses
in this country in winter. The dogs
ire fed only at night, and then but half
of a dried salmon. The natives live on
Lhe same food.
"The priest is the high ruler among
them. It was he who caused this year's
*xtra supply of fish to be kept; he told
them to put up enough for two years.
Now they eat the fish they caught the
summer before last. It is not uncom
tnon to see fish piled as high as twen
ty-five to thirty feet, all dried. It
rests on posts set in the ground, and
on the top of the posts are kettles to
keep mice and squirrels from getting
at the fish."
Another Klondike "freight-car"
which this expedition came across was
a "klootchman," or Indian woman,
who did not weigh more than one
hundred and twenty-five pounds, but
who would, nevertheless, carry a bar
rel of provisions, weighing not less
than one hundred and fifty pounds,
nailed to a board and the board strap
ped out on her back. With this burden
she marched thirty miles between day
light and dark, making camp at night,
and keeping it up.
The Americans who have taken the
Klondike trail need no convincing that
the notion that "au Indian won't
work" is a fallacy. put for Indian
packers, male and female, no gold
would have been brought out of Alas
ka, for no supplies for t..e miners
could have been taken In.
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in its subtlety. It lies bidden for
years in the ambush of the blood,
and when it strikes it voids its
venom alike on strength and
beauty, disfiguring the one and
undermining the other.
is a speciflc for scrofula in its
worst and most malignant forms.
Scrofula is a blood disease. Aycr'a
Sarsaparilla is a blood purifying
medicine. Mineral medicines only
drive scrofula below the surface.
Dr. J. C. Ayer's Sarsaparilla is a
vegetable remedy and it eradicates
the disease. There is no remedy
for scrofula equal to Ayer's Sarsa
"l was cured of a long-standing case of
scrofula by I)r. J. C. Ayer's far??.pnr!lh.
The disease first manifested itself when I
was a child, by breaking out in red blotches
all over my body. I wa3 not free from the
troublo until I took several bottles of
Ayer's Sarsaparilla. That effected a per
manent cure." —MRS. E. H. SNYDER,
Cnmp Outfit* of Aluminum.
Among the new things which are
being made of aluminum are camping
sets of culinary utensils, advertised as
Klondike outfits, which are marvels
af lightness. An outfit for six persons
consists of thirty-nine separate pieces
and weighs complete but thirteen
pounds. It comprises four cooking
pots, a coffee pot, two frying pans,
3lx cups, six knives, six forks, six
spoons and six plates, a salt shaker
and a pepper shaker. The pots are
oval in form. The biggest one meas
ures 10y 2 inches one way by 7*4 in
ches the other and the whole set Is
made so as to pack into this one. An
outfit for three persons, consisting of
twenty-one pieces, weighs Gli pounds
only, and an outfit for two persons,
containing fifteen pieces, weighs only
It In it Mistake.
To sleep exposed to a direct draught
at any season; to imagine that what
ever remedy causes one to immediate
ly feel better, as alcoholic stimulants,
for example, is good for the system
without regard to the after effects; to
eat as if you had only a minute in
which to finish the meal, or to eat
without an appetite, or to continue af
ter it has been satisfied to gratify the
taste; to give unnecessary time to
certain established routine of house
keeping, when it could be much more
profitably spent in rest or recreation.
i Did you ever see one ? £
| Did you ever hcur of one?
; Most certainly not. Con- r >
! sumption is a disease that *
| invariably causes less of C
! If you are light in weight, 5
| even if your cough is only >
■ a slight one, you should ;>
! certainly take ;!
: Scott's gmaslion :
] of cod liver oil ivitb hypo- ! |
< phosphites . No remedy >
! is such a perfect prevent- 5
; ive to consumption. Just >
« the moment your throat >
! begins to weaken and you ?
; find you are losing flesh, ;
• you should begin to take it. >
! And no other remedy ;
; has cured so many cases !;
< of consumption. Unless '
I you are far advanced with !
; this disease, Scott's Emul- £
1 sion will hold every in- 5
! ducement to you ror a t
All Pruf»sri#ts, vie. and it C
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eomething to know!
Our very large line of Latest patterns of Wall Paper
witn ceilings and border to match. All full measure
ments and all white backs. Elegant designs as low
as per roll.
with roller fixtures, fringed and plain. Some as low
as 10c; better, 25c, £oc,
rainging in prices 20c., 25c., }s c., 4 ;c„ and 68c.
Antique Bedroom Suits
Full suits SIB.OO. Woven wire springs $1 7c
Soft top mattresses, good ticks, #2.50.
Feather pillows, si.js per pair.
GOOD CANE SEAT CHAIRS for parlor use 3.75 set. Rockers to
match, l._o.^ w . Large size No. 8 cook stove, $20.00; red cross
ranges s2l. Tin wash-boilers with covers, 49c. Tin nails—
I4qt, 14c; lOqt, 10c; Sqt, 8c; 2qt covered, sc.
GRIST MILL Property
Formerly Owned by O. W. Mathers
at this place
1 am Now Prepared
To Do All Kinds of Milling on Very Short
Notice With W. E. Starr as Miller.
Please Give a Trial.
FEED OF ALL KINDS ON HAND.
W. E. MILLER,
N. B. All parties knowing themselves indebted to me will
confer a great favor by calling and paying the amount
due, as I need money badly at once.
Respectfully yours, W. E. MILL R
Comprising Correct, Stylish, Comfortable Shoe 9 for every mem
ber of the family.
We are now ready to show you as fine a line of footwear as was
ever shown in town before.
We are constantly adding to our stock a higher and better grade
of shoes and at ju ices decidedly less than others.
That the public appreciates our efforts in this direction is attest
ed by our daily increasing sales of high-class footwear.
You are cordially invited to call and examine our stock and we
are positive that the styles and quality, combined with our usual
low prices, will please you.
Shoes for Ladies
Our showing of Ladies' Shoes for spring wear will be more
appreciated by those who desire Stylish, Comfortable Shoe
out paying extravagant prices for them, and we trust to
business to make up for reduced profits.
A stylish, up to date, tan, cloth top, lace shoe, sc' «v
for $1.75, our price $1.25. The same redaced r
our $1.75, 2.00, 2.50 and 3.00 lines. We guar
from 25 to 75 cents on each pair of shoes.
Our line of Clothing, Gents' Furnis
I Skirts, Corsets and Shirtwaists is