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A CREAT EFFORT'S FINISH
Mighty glad to see you,boys!
There's no use o' tryiu'
To express the radiant joys
Through our hearts a-flvln'.
As we reached to olasp the hands
Of the lads returuln'
From the foes of distant lands
Or tae fever's burnin'.
Voloes choke an' eyes grow wet
When again we meet you,
Clean forgot them speeches set
As WH planned to greet you,
From that long oration pat
Guess I'll have to free you;
Have to let it go at that—
Mighty gJ'vd to see you.
A Storjr of tho Santiago Trenches.
When yor have shared hardships
with a fellow—really shared them, not
merely seou the same places and
fought in the same fights, but gone
halves on the last hardtack, drank
the hot, putrid Santiago water from
the same canteen, lain side by side
with him in the trenches for days and i
nights at a time, and had your shirt
ripped by the same bullet that grazed
his skin when you have done all this
with a fellow you get to have a feeling
for him that is hard to describe; not
exactly a brotherly feeling, but a
rough, hearty liking, the whole mean
ing of which is conveyed by the words,
Bunkies are pretty rough with each
other sometimes, in a good-hearted
way. When one fellow is lazy atul
wants to lie in the tent and let the
other fellow do all the work ub ut
mess the other fellow kicks; ho goes
into the tent, grabs his bunky by the
neck and pitches him out. "Get to
work you lazy son of a gun," he says,
or something pretty neai ly like it.
But it does not mean anything, that.
The other fellow swears back and puts
up a little scrap, perhaps, but lie
understands. It is the buuky's way.
There is o.ie case of two bunkies really
falling out and scrapping, liowe.er,
that should be put on record. It hap
pened when Private Doogan and Pri
vate Henry of the—th infautry
fought an . bruised one another "for
fair." But it was all about a Spaniard
down near Santiago, and the like of it
had not happened before and is not
likely to happen again. The story
comes from Private Doogan himself.
Private Doogan and Private Henry
were sitting nearthe tire at the end of
tho company street the other day,
peeling onions. They had a gooil
eized basket between them and were
working industriously at the pungent
vegetables with their knives. A huck
ster's wagon appeared at the other
end of tho camp, and Doogan looked
uy jud said: "There's that fellow
that was here the other day. Go over
there and buy some fish for dinner,
"G <r yourself," said Henry."l
don't give a continental for fish."
"Goon, yez lazy son of a gun! Git
A big waul"
"I'll be condemned if I do. Go
It ended with Private Henry's
joiug. When he was out of hearing
Vrivate Doogan said: "He's a migaty
foine fellow, Henry is, only he's too
cussed >azy. He's been my bunky
ever since the war broke out, and
We've got ou foine togither. Little
things like this happen now aud agin,
you know, but tbey don't amount to
nothing. But we had the hottest
scrap you ever see onct. We wuz
both mad. How was it? Why it was
iowu near Santiago iti that fight with
the Spaniards. You see we'd been a
uiarchin' pretty much all day, in that
larrible Cuban climate. The whole
inorniu' the sun was blisteriu' hot,
md all o' a suddint in tho afternoon
tho rain couie down and we wuz wet
»nd chilt through as suddint as you
please. About night-toime we baited,
we et our hardtack aud took out our
fcnives and scraped the mud off our
" 'We're in for a good shlape the
night, bunky,'sez Oi, and we bot' on
us stretched out on the ground, not
sarin' for not'in' but to shlape. The
nixt thing Oi kuowed some one wuz
a-tellin' us to git up and move. It
were pitch dark and we hadn't been
ehlapin' more'n a couple o' hours may
"'Git up, bunky,'sez Oi; 'orders
has come to march.' Henry were
a-shlapin' like a dead man, so I give
him H shake and say: 'Git up, you
lazy vagabono,' sez Oi; 'quit your
ehlapin' aud git ready to march.'
" 'Go wan,' sez 'ee, aud leave me
alone,' sez 'ee. Ho was still ashlape,
Henry were, so Oi rubbed his ears
and shouted: 'Git up, you son of a
gun!' sez Oi; what are yez aftlierex
pecting? To shlape all night whin
orders has come to march?' Wid that
he give a bound up aud wuz ready in
a minute, but lie wuz in a mighty bad
humor, Henry were. Wo marched in
ihe neighborhood o' six hours, may
lap, through the stinking mud that
iome up to your middle, aud Henry
jiever said a word the whole toime.
Whin we stopped they set us a-dig
ging trenches, aud about the brak o'
day we were a-shtandiu' up to our
necks iu 'em, wid tho wather around
eur bolts. Henry never said a word
the wholo time, though I'd bin a-re
jnarkin' ou things, pleasaut-loike.
That's my way, whin things don't go
to'suit—to say something pleasant
and cheerful. But Henry, he shuts
up. I see by the mum face ou him
that he was blamed aggravated.
"Well, just about the brak o' day
the bullets begun to whistlo all around
us and wo knowed the Spaniards wuz
not far off, though we couldn't see a
thing but jungle. Whin it growed
lighter we made out whore the Span
ish trenches wuz, but we couldn't see
wan of the Dagoes. We kep' a-pump»
ing at 'em, wit* the bullets a-fljin*
around above ns, for all the irorld
like a swarm of hornets, whin Hepry
shtuck his head up a bit to see what
he could see. Whist—a bullet went
right along by the side o' his face. It
didn't touch him quite, but it burned
like a redhot blister ou the side o* his
" 'Now, bad cess to the son of a gun
of a Spaniard that foired that,'sez 'ee;
'if Oi ketch a sight o' him Oi'll pump
*im so full o' lead he won't know what
knocked *im into next week!' Thim
wuz the first words he'd spoke since
the night afore. Well, he stood up,
loike a idjit, a-loadin' his gun. Just
then we see a Spaniard pop his head
up, au' whistl—a bullet cut through
" 'He near got yez that time,
bunky,' sez Oi.
" 'The nixt toime the wicked Span
ish beggar shows his head,' sez 'ee,
'Oi'll fix 'im,' sez 'ee.
" 'Oi'll bet yezOi hit him first,' sez
" 'What'll you bet?' sez 'ee, savage
" 'Oh, anything yez plase,' sez Oi.
'Half the mouth's pay,' sez Oi.
" 'Oi'll take yez up,' sez 'ee.
"So we slitood there a-waitin', the
bot' of us, for that Spaniard to show
his head agin. Our guns wuz sighted
on the place we thought he'd appear,
you kuow, aud our fiugers wuz on the
triggers. We waited in that same
position for two minutes, mayhap,
though it seemed like half au hour.
Finally, all a suddint, we see a head.
The very same moment I tired, and
the son of a guu of a Spaniard dropped
down, picked sin e enough that toime.
" 'Beg..ria, bunky,' sez Oi, 'yez
owe me hulf the mouth's pay,' sez Oi.
" 'The mischief, Oi do,' sez 'ee.
'Oi shot the son of a gun, mesel.'
" 'That you did not,'sez Oi. 'Didn't
Oi foire the very minute he showed
hisself, and didn't he fall down of a
"'What's yez talkiu' about,' sez
'ee. 'Didn't Oi foire the instant I see
him?' sez 'ee.
" 'Alavhap yez foired,' sez Oi, 'but
'twas me that kilt 'im, auyhow,' sez
" 'Ye loie, ye read-headed son of
an Oirishuian,' sez 'ee.
" 'What's that,ve dirty blackguard,'
sez Oi. 'Oi don't take the loie from
anny wan,' sez Oi. 'Come out o' this
ditch aud we'll see who's lyiu',' sez
"Wit' that the bot' on us climb
out'n the trench, t'rew down our guns
and squared off. We had it hot for a
few minutes, the bullets a-fiyin'
around, but niver touching wan of us.
Finally, Henry landed wan alongs de
of me face. It made me biling mad,
it did, and Oi forgot me tactics and
wint for him. Oi slugged him wan
ou the tip o' the jaw and he went
down of a hape.
" 'Git up,' sez Oi, foldin' me arms,
'and we'll see who hit the Spaniard
"Henry jumped up and we went at
it agin. Begad, wo drew more blood
out'n wan anither in them few minu
tes thin the S aniards did in the
whole war, but we didn't decoide the
matther, for prisiutly a big sarjintcome
" 'What do you mane,' sez 'ee 'to
be aftlier foighting ache ither. Brake
awuv there,' sez 'ee, kuockin' about
wit' his gun b'twaue us. 'Git down
in the ditches there, and shoot the
"We picked up our guns, sliapish
loike, aud jumped down intro the
trench. The sarjiut stood a moment
watchin' us, and thin he said:
" 'lf I catch you two mugs—' He
niver said anything further than that,
for just then a mauser ball hit him in
the stomach and he were down in the
grass a-groaniu' and clutchin, and bit
"Well, sir, we niver said anything
more about the dead Spaniard the rest
o' the day. The euemy kep' us pretty
busy till toward uight, when we wu;f
wit'drawn from the firm' line, and
whin we got to our quarters we didn't
give a rap for nothin', but to get some
shlape. It's me private opinion, sir,
that we bot' kilt that Spaniard, but
we've niver cared particular about
arguing tbe matther out "
"Begorra, Henry, that's a foine fish
yez have there. Eighteen cints?
Begad, it's dear, but it's worth the
price to git a taste o' say food. Oive
just been telling the gentlemau about
our scrap down in Cuba."
"I warrant you made yourself out a
regular Fitzsimmons," said Henry.
"Sometime, sir, when he ain't around
you shall hear my side of the affair."
—Walter Strong Edwards, in New
York Commercial Advertiser.
The (ilowwnrm'i Rays.
The glowworm's light is said to
have been shown to be due to the
emission of rays similar to Roentgen's.
Three hundred glowworms were
caught near Kioto and placed before
photographic plates screened from the
light by several thicknesses of paper,
together with plates of brass, copper
and aluminum. A piece of cardboard
with a hole in it was placed between
the metal and the photographic plate, i
aud for two days the arrangement
was kept iu a chamber sheltered from
all foreign lights. On developing the
plate, however, it was found to be
blackened, except the part opposite
the hole iu the cardboard. Tho rays
of the glowworm would appear, how
ever, to penetrate metal and excite
luminosity in cardboard. When there
is nothing between the sensitive
plate and the glowworm the rays are
said to behave like ordinary light, but
in traversing some metals and card
board they seem to acquire properties
like that of X-rays, or it may be that
tlio ordinary glowworm emits X as
well as ordinary rays. This account
savors some-vhat of tho improbable,
and iu regard to the latter part of it
there may bo a third explanation.
AN ALASKAN WONDERLAND.
A Mecca for Naturalists—Skeletons of
Colossal Monsters—Fantastic Mirages.
"Along the coast region southeast
from Yakutat bay, between the beach
and the St. Elias Alps, lies a most re
markable tract in Alaska," remarked
G. W. Stephens of Seattle. "I went
ashore at this bay during a summer
trip to Juueau a few years ago, and I
found a veritable wonderful that can
furnish a large amount of material for
museums. Naturalists will there
find many interesting problems to
solve. That section of the country
is mostly a low,sandy flat, almost bare
next to the coast, but covered pro
fusely nearer the foothills with a
growth of timber and brush, amidst
the lakes swamps, and glades. Grass
grows luxuriantly, as there is an
annual flood. In the summer season
the game comes down out of the
mountains aud browses ou the vege
tation in those low flats. Some of
the bears are of immense size. But
I saw no deer of any kind. Skeletons
of so ue gigantic animal that lived
ages ago are found in a good state of
preservation in some of these long,
low flats. Jaw-bones twenty inches
in diameter and three feet in leng h
have been found there. Ribs sixteen
feet long ha e beeu exhumed. That
animal must have been a monster.
"But the most wonderful things
are seen in the mirages during the
days aud twilights. Over this waste
of sand, mud,and gravel are scattered
strauded trees, logs, stumps and
snags. The mirages produce entranc
ing pictures of mimic lakes and water
courses fringed with vegetation mirror
ed upon the surface, while the grassy
mounds, stumps, trees, logs and roots
which have an actual existence are
distorted and magnified into the
shapes of ungainly animals and rep
tiles of enormous proportions. The
fogs and mists from the seas a e
driven across these wastes by the
winds, aud as the objects I have men
tioned loom up in the flying vapors
they appear to be living creatures
moving rapidly through the air, and
again plunging through the sea at a
terrific rate of speed, while huge
breakers roll over them aud dash them
against the mountains. One scarcely
knows which to wonder at the most,or
to think the strangest, the
phenomenon of these mirages
with these horrible images,
or the acuial remains of , the
gigantic auiinals."—St. Louis Repub
Generosity Among Soldier*.
The sight of the war cured the
writer of one notion—that the military
profession may tend to make those
who follow it brutal and cruel. On
the contrary, it seems to make them
more generous and kind. It is not
to be supposed that it is war that
makes them so; it is probable that the
removal of the professional soldier
from the field of competition for exist'
once among independent workers and
"business men" leaves him little
chance to fall into that hungry and fox
like instinctive hostility to one's fel
lows that is developed by the social
struggle for existejice. All soldiers,
whethe" officers or privates, seem to
be engaged, on the other hand, in a
kind of comjHjtition of generosity. It
is a great point with them—a kind of
invariable rule of conduct—to be
ready to share what they have with
others. This rule of generosity does
not, of course, save them from doing
cruel things occasionally. They have
not ordinarily a very delicate sensi
bility to one another's pain; they do
not seem to waste much sympathy on
one anothe"'s physical sufferings.
They bear their own without com
plaint, and seldom ask favors when
they are suffering. But when it comes
to "grub" or shelter, they will give a
comrade, or even n stranger, better
than they have themselves, if they
possibly can. And the work of an
officer, even in the most active and
terrible campaigning, seemu to be
easily consistent with the finest man
liness and most delicate sympathy.
And yet we should not encourage war
in the expectation of cultivating fine
sentiments auy more than we should
invite yellow fever epidemics simply
because a yellow fever epidemic de
velops fine cases of heroic solf-sacri
flee.— Boston Transcript.
•foe Jefferson** Bircli Hark Clieck.
There is a bank in a little country
town up in the mountains of New
Hampshire, as the story is told, which
holds a check of Joseph Jefferson for
$2. The check is in a frame, under
glass, and will probably never be seen
by Mr. Jefferson. It was written while
the veteran actor was out on a hunt
ing and fishing trip. While following
the road on foot to a town he came iu
sight of a farmhouse. Here, he
thought, was an opportunity to hire a
wagou and team to carry him the re
mainder of the way. But to his sur
prise he found he did not have the $2.
Not a piece of paper conld be found.
So the old comedian took out his knife,
cut a square piece of white birch bark
from one of tho trees near by and
wrote a check for the amount on that.
When the little country village was
reached this unique check was taken
to the bauk by the farmer and immedi
ately cashed. The bank had it framed
and keeps it as a souvenir of the great
Veteran Working Implements.
G. C. Barton of Brownsville, Mo.,
has a scythe snath that he has used
every haying season for forty-five
years, and it is in good conditioh now.
He also has a cart built in ISfiO, and a
pair of wheels built the same season,
the tires of which have never been
reset, and do not need it. While Mr.
Barton was telling this he was sitting
ou a little bench, built over a hundred
years ago, such as the blacksmiths of
that date usert to sit upon to straighten
nails.—New York Tribune.
S THE REALM OF FASHION. $
Ladiei* Cape With Applied Yoke.
Heavy black silk poplin is used for
this stylish cape, the applied yoke be
ing of rich guipure lace over white
satiu and the decoration of satin rib
The cape is shaped on fashionable
A SEASON ABLE CAPE.
lines which slope gradually to points
in front and back.
Darts at each shoulder with a seam
in centre back cause a snug adjust
ment at the top, graceful fulness in
rippling folds below the shoulders to
a comfortable and fashionable length.
The circular yoke is applied after the
larts are sewed and may be cut with
or without a centre seam.
The high standing collar is shaped
in four sections joiued to lit the neck
comfortably and flare becomingly at
at the top.
T\TE OF THE WINTER HAT.
Aru ffle|of£net, lace or chiffon is
placed inside the collar, a large bow of
the same being tied over the closing in
The fronts are closed at far as the
waist with coat hooks and eyes.
An interlining of wadding or canton
flannel gives richness as well as warmth
to capes of satin, silk or poplin, a silk
lining of some becoming color adding
elegance to its finish. Capes in this
st jle can be worn at any age and are
dressy cnongh for church or visiting.
Velvet can be appropriately chosen
with passementerie for the yoke and
fur 01 any desired decoration may be
To make this capo for a lady of
medium size will require one and five
eighths yards of material fifty-four in
The New Winter Hat.
My lady's new winter hat is shown
in the large engraving. An extremely
chic affair of no particular period re
produced. The knots and twists un
der the front brim and the high trim
ming at one side recall tha sportive
modes of 1830. But hats then were
large in size, and the fashion this au
tumn calls for head coverings only
medium in circumference, except in
carriage hats, which are huge and
heavy laden with plumes.
At a favorite shop where many wom
en inspected fall hats, Madame, the
milliner, said that there is no common
name for this stylo in hats, nor, as a
general thing, for auy sort which is
brought forth at that store.
"So far as possible," said Madame,
"every hat we make is unlike every
other, so we cannot give a general
name which would be at the same time
That hats are to be worn "off the
face," as was predicted in the summer. j
It is only the exceptional headpiece I
which is fashioned for the wom
an without a pompadour. The '
roll of hair over the brow '
jußt fills in the space between
brim and forehead. And many of the
turbans are arranged to fit around the
baok hair, which should be done on
the crown of the head.
| Such is the most patent fact about
new autumn hats: That the largest
number of them turn away from the
face. Though a few with straight
brims are for sale to those who cannot
or will not abide these upturned ef
A Woman Physician's Work.
Dr. Katherine Kollock, a medical
inspector for the girls' high school in
Philadelphia, during the last year ex
amined more than 3000 pupils. As a
result of her work it is said the stand
ard of health among the girls has been
better than that of any previous year.
Edison's Tribute to Woman.
Thomas A. Edison declares that
women have more quickness and in
sight about machinery than men have,
and he prefers to employ them in car
rying out the details of his electrical
Child's French Drtu,
This dainty dress of embroidered
cashmere in pale blue, showed yoke
and sleeves of dark blue velvet which
were made adjustable so as to do for
ordiuary or party wear.
A short body lining supports the
shirring that adjusts the fulness in
front and back, the top being arranged
tc form frilled headings.
The sides are gathered to the lower
edge of body lining, a band of the
embroidered cashmere passing all
around the short waist. Bands to
match pass over the shoulders to foot
of dress in front aud back, pretty
gathered bretelles standing out over
Stylish puffs are mounted on fitted
sleeves, which may be omitted as here
shown and the dress may bo finished
without the yoke to wear with or with
out different guimpes. The front and
back are shown of cashmere having
embroidered edge, while the sides are
completed with an embroidered frill of
Cashmere, veiling, challie and all
other soft wool or silken fabrics will
develop prettily by the mode, lace and
embroidered edging and insertion,
ribbon or braid being suitable trim
While material of this kind is not
always available, the design furnislie3
suggestions that may be carried out
daintily in similar fabrics in one or a
combination of material or coloriug.
It is also pretty for wash dresses of
thin white stuffs that are worn by lit
tle girls over slips of silk or satin all
FOR OI'.DIS'ABV OK PARTY WEAK.
To make this dress for a child of
four years of age will lequire two and
one-half yards of material thirly-sii
ST. JACOB* OIL cures Rheumatism.
ST. JACOBS OIL euros Neuralgia.
ST. JACOBS OIL cures Lumbago.
ST. JACOBS OIL cures Sciatica.
ST. JACOBS OIL cures Sprains.
ST. JACOBS OIL cures Bruises.
ST. JACOBS OIL cures Soreness.
ST. JACOBS OIL cures Stiffness.
ST. JACOBS OIL cures Backache.
ST. JACOBS OIL cures Muscular actios.
Australian rabbitsklns are being con
verted into sealskins for the American
NO-TO-BM for Fifty Gent*.
Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, malies weak
men strong, blood pure. 50c, SI. All druggists.
The first envelope ever made Is in the
possession of tho British Museum.
For Whooping Cough, Piso's Cure is a suc
cessful remedy.—M. P. DIKTKR, 07 ThrooD Ave
Brooklyn, N. Y.. Nov. 4. IH!>4.
In all Spanish-America the Indians form
the great muss of the population.
Fits permanently oured. No tttsor nervous
ness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve triHl bottle aud treatise free
DR. 11. H. KI.INE. Ltd..'.Ml Arch St..Phlla.,Pa.
Tho marriage of minors in this country
are six per cent.
No specific for local skin ailments cau copo
in popular favor with Ulenu's Sulphur Soap,
uiii a Hair & A'liig\er Dye. IIIHC.-L or Drown, 50c
IMnte glass was first made in 1(J98, at
Is Fuiiv is Important and Benefi
cial as spring Med cine.
Hood's Sarsaparlila Is just the modicine
to keep the blood rich and pure, create an
uppetlte, give good digestion and tone
ind strengthen the great vital organs. It
wards off malaria, fevers and other forms
of illness which so readily overcome a
weak and debilitated system.
Hood's Pil>s cure indigesl ion. 25 cents.
Uncle Sam'a Sweet Tooth.
America's sweet tooth is said to be
abnormally developed. The consump
tion of sugar reaches the astouishiug
total of 5,500,000,000p0und5; butonly
one-eighth of this is raised at home.
Last year nearly a third of the supply
came from Germany, and eight per
cent, more from the rest of Europe.
The West Indies sent twenty-four per
cent, end the East Indies fourteen per
cent. Fully half the sugar imported
came from countries no better able to
produce it than is the United States
herself. Last year we raised 125,000,-
000 pounds of beet sugar. There are
those who prophesy that in another
■ decade the entire amount of sugar
needed for home consumption will be
produced within our own borders.
The present average is about seventy
three pounds a year each, or a pound
a day per family of five.
The nicknames of some" of the new
States: South Dakota, Swing Cat
Stite; Washington, Chinook State;
North Dakota, Flicker-tale State; Mon
tana, Stub-toe State; Nebraska, Black
, water State; Nevada, Silver State.
There have been 300,000 volumes
published in America and England in
the last sixty-three years.
YOUNG AT SIXTY.
Serene comfort and happiness in ad
vanced years are realized by compara
tively few wom»n.
Their hard lives, their liability to se
rious troubles on account of their pecu
liar organism and their profound igno
rance concerning themselves, all com
bine to shorten the period of usefulness
and fill their later years with suffering.
Mrs. Pinkham has done much to make
; women strong. She has given advice
to many that has shown them how to
guard against disease and retain vigor
ous health in old age. From every cor
ner of the earth there is constantly com
ing the most convinciug statements
from women, showing the efficacy of
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound in overcoming female ills. Here
is a letter from Mrs. J. C. Orms, of 220
Horner St., Johnstown, Pa., which is
earnest and straight to the point:
" DEAR MRS. PINKHAM:—I feel it my
duty to tell all suffering women that I
think your remedies are wonderful. I
had trouble with my head, dizzy spells
and hot flashes. Feet and hands were
cold, was very nervous, could not sleep
well, had kidney trouble, pain in
ovaries and congestion of the womb.
Since taking your remedies I am better
every way My head trouble is all
gone, have no pain in ovaries, and am
cured of womb trouble. I can eat and
sleep well and am gaining in flesh. I
consider your medicine the best to be
had for female troubles."
The present Mrs. Pinkham's experi
ence in treating female ills is unparal
lelled, for years she worked side by
side with Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham. and
for sometime past has had sole charge
of the correspondence department of
her great business, treating by letter
as many as a hundred thousand ailing
women during a single year.
IT ry Qrain"oi"
; | Ask you Grocer to-day to show you
1 » a package of GRAIN-O, the new food
i i drink that takes the place of coffee.
] | The children may drink it without
> Injury as well as the adult. All who
| \ try it, like it. GRAIN-0 has that
j | rich seal brown of Mocha or Jnva,
i > but it is made from pure grains, and
i , the most delicate stomach receives it
j | without distress. i the price of coffee,
i > 15 cents and 25 cents per package.'
! | Sold by all grocers. >
j} Tastes like Coffee i
\> Looks like Coffee »
I > lamt that yoar grocer give* yon GRAIN-O
11 Accept no Imitation. >