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Clinker—A hundred congratulations,
old man. Just heard of your engage
"Let's see. It's Miss Pepperton, Isn't
"Fine girl, that. Ton ought to be
"Yes, I suppose so."
Clinker (insinuatingly)— Let's see.
She's—that is—l believe—
Tubberly (calmly)— You refer, I sup
pose, to lier wealth. Yes. Barrels.
"Splendid! I congratulate you."
Tubberly (dryly)— You did that be
"Well, there's no harm in doing It
"No, no; not if you want to."
Clinker (stiffly)— Well, sir. I do. Fine,
beautiful girl, one of the best families
and money to burn. Why, to be en
gaged to a girl like that Is the best
thing that can happen to a man.
Tubberly (cynically)— Think so, do
"Yes, sir, I do. Look here, what's
the matter with you, anyway? Aren't
"Well, not exactly."
Clinker—Hut why not? What more
do you want?
Tubberly (sadly)—l'll tell you, old
man. That engagement of mine has
been announced now over two weeks,
and I haven't been able to borrow a red
cent on the Strength of It. —Brooklyn
The Icelander cats dried fish and but
ter just as we eat bread and butter.
Rat coursing is being revived in
some parts of the north of England.
All Australian race courses are oval
and from ( tol Vi miles, in circumfer
London is at last to have a complete
ambulance service. There is no place
In the world where it is so much need
The extensive arid regions of north
ern Mexico are to be irrigated by ca
nals from aid extended by the federal
and state governments.
The popular illuminating agent in
France continues to be the old fashion
ed candle, and in most of the hotels
gas has not been distributed through
pipes beyond the offices and dining
In the course of a lawsuit in Liver
pool recently the fact was developed
that millions of eggs are annually im
ported to Belfast from Russia and then
sent over to England and Scotland and
sold as "fresh Irish eggs."
Not far from Laytonville, Cal., a crop
of Little volcanoes has appeared. There
are 25 of them, each with the charac
teristic crater, and from each crater
gush mud and warm vapor. Each
"volcano" is about five feet high.
In order to commemorate the historic
incident which occurred outside St.
Paul's cathedral, London, on the occa
sion of the service held in connection
with Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee
celebration, in 1897, the cathedral au
thorities are having cut on the pave
ment below the steps leading to the
west entrance the; simple bat express
ive phrase, "Here Queen Victoria re
HE EVENED MATTERS.
A Small floy Who Removed a Possi
ble Citsu* Weill.
An up town family has two interesting
children who are always getting into mil
chief. The boy. who is the older, is usu
ally the iustigator of the escapades, and
so though the small girl runs away with
him and gives the cat coal oil and sets
the plants on fire and steals the eggs the
cook expects to have for breakfast, "to
beat with sand to make a nice, creamy
cake," she usually escapes with a lighter
punishment than is meted out to the chief
Recently, however, the heir of the fam
ily got even. An uncle of the children had
giveu each of them a beautiful little cut
glass goblet. Now, they didn't care a
thing about the cut glass part, but they
cared very much for the fact that the
name of each was traced on his posses
sion, aud they treasured them as if they
were wrought of diamonds —for awhile.
The first day, indeed, they would hard
ly drink from thein, tiiey deemed them so
precious. The second the inventive genius
of the son tempted him to set his on the
kitchen stove so that it would get soft
and he could write liis age on it. Direct
ly, of course, it was in bits.
Then he trie 1 to buy his sister's treas
ure, but it was not for sale. Not even
two boxes of tin soldiers and an equal
share in the h .Miy horse could induce her
to part with it. Then, after much cogita
tion, the ingenious youngster bethought
him of a project.
"Put your goblet on this stone, sis, and
then we'll let this biff stone drop on it and
bounce off. It'll be lots of fun; the goblet
is so nice anil hard," he said.
Confiding little sister, nothing loath, did
as she was bid, and iu a moment all that
remained of her eherislied possession also
was broken to pieces.
"Now, «l<iti't cry," saiil the brilliant sor.
of the house amiably, when all was over,
"i did that i>u purpose, so we wouldn't
quarrel over it. I uildu't think you'd
want sitiy«!linir I <: 'r have some of,
anyhow. 'i :.:it would be felfish, so let's
play policeman." And play policeman
lliey did • n!i! c. iVd to account by the
powers that are forever interfering with
them.- Baltimore News.
1A HINDOO MYSTERY 112
« BY M. QUAD. •
® COPYRIGHT, lUOO, BV C. B. LEWIS. ®
For corroboration of what I am
about to relate I give you the Haidara
bad Gazette of the dates of Juuc G, 8
ami -4 of the year 1872 In those
three issues, as well as in others later
o:i. you will find much space devoted
to the case of the man who went by
the name of Chilka.
This Hindoo Chilka, who was about
*lO years of age, came to the canton
ment at Haidarabad as a peddler of
fetiches. He had the beaks and claws
of birds, the feet of small animals, the
skins and teeth of serpents and the
ears and claws of tigers and panthers,
lie claimed that all his stock had been
blessed by a holy man and that each
and every article was a charm. The
native soldier is full of superstition,
and the English soldier in India at
least hopes for good luck. Together
tliey always buy liberally of those
peddlers. There were charms against
death, wounds, sickness, loss and what
not, and the very cheapest and poorest
was a guarantee that Its possessor
would never be struck by lightning.
The man had been selling his goods
for an hour or so when a dispute arose
THE HINDOO HAD VANISHER
between him and an English soldier,
and he was ordered off the grounds. As
he stopped to argue the matter be was
run into the guardhouse to give him a
lesson. The prison held four or five
soldiers at the time, but Chilka sat
down iu a corner aud refused to notice
any of them. They turned from him
to their cards, but after half an hour
suddenly saw that he was missing.
There was but one window, and that
was barred. There was but one door,
and that had not been opened. The
alarm was giveu, and an officer came
into investigate. It was little he could
discover. The peddler had vanished,
and yet had he been a cockroach there
was no crevice he could have ifted to
escape. The door had been locked,
with a sentry on the outside, aud the
window had not been tampered with.
When the officer made his report he
was reprimanded. To square himself
he fell back oil the soldier prisoners.
Before the affair ended a good many
officers were badly mixed up. It could
not be disputed that Chilka had been
locked up. It could not be disputed that
he had vanished soon after. No one
could say how he had gone, and that
was the stick of it. To say that he
had melted into a shadow and floated
through the keyhole was ridiculing the
matter. He was finally reported as
having escaped, and it was generally
believed that the other prisoners had
somehow aided him. Next day the
Hindoo was arrested in the city for
having passed a bogus coin and was
taken to the city jail to await trial.
When imprisoned in the guardhouse
at the cantonment, nothing was taken
away from him. When taken to the
city jail, he was carefully searched and
his pockets emptied. Aside from the
fetiches I have mentioned, he had with
him a flat stone about the size of an
American silver dollar. The color was
pale pink, and it was framed iu silver
and worn around his neck. This stone
he had not shown to the soldiers, but
the prisoners in the guardhouse re
membered his having it in his hands
and gazing at it intently as he sat by
himself. He begged hard to be per
mitted to retain this charm, but it was
taken away with the other articles.
Chilka remained In jail overnight
and was then brought into court for
examination. He denied knowing that
the coin was worthless, but as several
others like It were found In his pockets
he was remanded to jail to await trial.
He asked for the pink stone, explain
ing that It was a charm against fever,
aud It was given him. The story of
the man's escape from the guardhouse
had reached the jailer, anil though he
laughed at It he at the same time
locked the prisoner up in a cell by him
self. When his supper was carried In,
the Hindoo was staring at the stone.
Two hours later he was missing from
the cell. It was so utterly impossible
for the man to have left the prison
that the officials stood confounded.
Search was made for hours, and then
the watchman In that corridor was put
under arrest. It was asserted that un
less he had unlocked the cell and two
corridor doors Chilka could not have
escaped. He made an indignant denial,
and the singular Ipcldent was the talk
of the town and was published In the
newspapers. The affair would have
died out in a week but for the recap
ture of the Hindoo two or three days
later. He was seem and recognized In
a village about 20 miles away and was
arrested and returned to jail. He
would make no explanations. He was
offered a sum of money and his free
dom If he would betray the guard, but
he was silent. No Importance was at
tached to the pink stone, but It wns
taken away from him when he was
For two days the man was quiet and
sullen. Then he began to shout and
scream and rave, and to quiet him the
stone was restored. As soon as it was
placed In his hands the fellow was like
a lamb. It was given him alwut 3
o'clock In the afternoon. The corridor
In which he was confined contained
eight cells, and in each cell except his
there were two prisoners. There was
a barred window at one end of the
corridor and an iron door at the other.
A guard sat at this door and had con
trol of the lever unlocking all the cells.
He was own brother to the sheriff, and
his integrity could not be impugned.
His orders were to look Into Chilka's
cell every hour, and at 4 o'clock he
looked in and found the man apparent
ly asleep. At 5 o'clock he looked In.to
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is indispensable Lichty's Celery Nerve
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cessful in cases of nervousness, as thous
ands of grateful people will testify.
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find the cell empty. There had been
no movement to alarm him, and the
other prisoners had heard nothing.
Before unlocking the cell the guard
called in the jailer, aud never was offi
cial so dumfounded. The Hindoo had
vanished. Rut how could he have gone
In the flesh? There was the guard and
there were 14 prisoners to back him
up, and, though the jailer was a hard
headed man, he was forced to believe
in the supernatural.
This third queer escape caused no end
of talk. Europeans who reside in India
see so many strange things that they
become tainted with superstition. There
were a few who shook their heads and
hinted that the jailer knew more than
he dared tell, meaning that Chilka had
dealt with him. but the great major
ity put it down that the pink stone
was the fetich which hail caused all
the trouble. In order to clear them
selves of ridicule the officials deter
mined that Chilka should be recap
tured at any cost, and messengers were
sent in every direction, and a large re
ward was offered. In about ten days he
was found 100 miles away. The first
move of his captors was to take the
pink stone away from him. He was
brought back to Ilaidarabad and jailed,
and he was offered various sums of
money if lie would give up the secret
of his escape. Not a word of explana
tion would lie make, and for four days
he refused to eat or drink. lb? begged
for the pink stone, and it was finally
decided to give it to him. The stone
bail been taken to lapidaries and jew
elers, but no one had been able to give
It a name or to recall having ever seen
one like it.
When the charm was turned over to
Chilka, he wept for joy and called for
food. He was now taken to a corridor
in which were four cells and all empty.
The only window was boarded up, two
guards were stationed at the door,
and a cell each side of the Hindoo was
occupied by a guard. The jailer him
self was the guard on the inner side
of the door. The charm was passed
over to Chilka just at supper time. He
ate his food and lay down on the straw
as if to sleep. At a quarter past G the
jailer looked in'.o the cell, and the man
was there. So at half past and a quar
ter to 7. At 7 o'clock he was gone.
Smile If you will, but the Hindoo had
taken his departure out of an iron
cell, with four guards at hand, and
not the slightest trace of him could be
found. The guards in the cells had
heard no more t i his part. His cell
door remained lo.'k'd, and there was
the Impress of his form on the straw.
You can't say those four men were
fools. You can't deny in the face of all
the talk aud newspaper articles and
affidavits that he vanished on the dif
ferent occasions as I have related. In
deed, the public investigations called
out doctors, guards, soldiers and at
torneys, and they were not men who
could be ridiculed. Chilka simply van
ished as a spirit. The stone was the
charm which accomplished it. He was
never found after his last escape. The
authorities didn't want to find him.
He was not only a spirit of evil, but
his escapes had a bad moral influence
on the Hindoo community. You may
turn and twist the matter as you will,
but you can't get over facts, and the
main fact in the case was that the
fellow could dissolve his earthly body
An 0«1J Epltapli.
In "Antiente Epitaplies," Thomas F.
Ravenshow (1878), says Notes and
Queries, this epitaph is printed:
1656 Richard Richards.
To the memory of Rio. Richards who by
Gangrene lost first a Toe, afterwards a I.cir.
& lastly his Life on the 7th day of Aprill,
Ah I cruell Death, to make three meals of
To taste and taste till all was gone.
But know, thou Tyrant, when the trvmpe
He'll find his feet & stand when thou shalt
The Snvnce Bachelor.
"I know something I won't tell,"
sang the widow boarder's little girl, as
little girls have often done ever since
marriage was Invented.
"Never mind, child," said the savage
bachelor. "You'll get over that habit
when you get older." lndianapolis
YON YONSON'S DISPATCH.
Ole Oleann Wan Hardly to Illame Fot
Not IndemtnndlnK It.
One awfully blizzardy night in January
I was seated in the little doghouse called
a telegraph office on the Chicago, Bur
lington anil Quincy railroad in Illinois.
The time was midnight, and I was deeply
engrossed in that thrilling detective sto
ry, "Shadowed by Three," when the door
flew open and a specimen of humanity
entered my office.
Several things were the matter with
He was nearly frozen, excited to the
point of insanity and could not talk Eng
The purpose of his visit was mad«
known by grunts, signs and a jargon of
unintelligible language—he wanted to send
u telegram, and I was to copy it from his
dictation and then send it on the wire.
The nativity of my caller was Swedish.
He repeated to me, I am sure, 000 times
what he wanted to say in the message,
and as he could only talk Swedish I tried
to make a message out of it, with Eng
lish spelling. When, after almost coming
to blows about the thing, I finally accom
plished the task to the best of my abili
ty, my attempts resulted in a message
reading as follows:
Ole Oleson, Monmouth, Ills.—Hew Hesson
hedeatlaiku acoom heair savare ahaghutehasel.
This message I read over to the caller
just as it sounded to me, tin 1 lie nodded
that it was all right: conscvjuenlly I sent
it to Monmouth, ami the next tiling I
heard of it was three days later, when a
dozen Swedes vi it i d ine i either find
out why Ole Ole; >u had not cot e to our
city or to do me l> lily injury. The mat
ter was left to arbitration. ::nd when 01«
was heard from he explained that he did
not understand the message. When it got
to him, it was adorned with all the fan
tasies of which such words in the hands
of young operators are capable. His copy
H. E. 8. H. Kli. 6 I'dumukuacoom hayi la 41
are ahasslmn Pazii.
After various diplomatic essays, it de
veloped that my customer had been talk
ing to ine in "English" with a Swedish
dialect and that what he wanted to say
Iless IJesson. he dead, he'd like you come hers
answer, he shoot himself.
Spulliiifc n Kill.
"They are just ruining that boy of
mine at the kindergarten," said the
"What is the matter?" asked the
friend, glad to hear one jarring note in
the usual song of praise about "the
"He calls his churns 'William' and
'Henry' instead of 'Bill' and 'Hank.'
Wouldn't that jar you?"—lndianapolis
Great Cure of an Editor.
' For two years all efforts to cure !*><•
zema in the palms of my hands failed,
writes Editor H. N. Lester, of Syracuse,
Kan., "then I was wholly cured by
Bncklen*s Arnica Salve. Its the
world's best for eruptions, sores and all
skin diseases. Only ~sc at Panics &Co
A Bos For Comfortables—Draper!
For Three I'aued Window—On
A box is a very handy receptacle to
be used where one has not plenty of
closets for stowing away comfortables,
quilts and blankets safely from the
moths, or for storing away worsted
dresses and underclothes, etc., that are
not wanted for immediate use.
To make the box, use lumber that
has been die: sed on both sides. Wide
boards will work to the best advan
tage. Make it 44 Inches long, 22 inches
wide ami 1 s'inches deep, with a good,
thick cover, which must project I*6
inches all around, except at the back,
where the hinges goon.
Make a cushion on top of the lid
from IM> to 2 inches high in the cen
ter, rounding off at the outer edges.
Pile excelsior on top of the lid until it
is about the right height, and then
cover it with coffee sacking or coarse
muslin, tacking it into place with small
Instead of the excelsior, old com
fortables can be used to upholster the
top. After the cushion has been stuff
ed the whole box must be covered
outside and inside with cloth. Blue
denim and pink, white or blue cam
bric are used for this purpose.
Line the inside of the box and the
underside of the lid with pink cam
bric, and fasten it in place with In
visible tacks. The inside lining should
extend over the top edge, where it will
be met by the outside covering. Cover
the outside of the box smoothly with
the denim, and join the two goods at
the inside of edge, letting the denim
lap over the pink a little, tack close
enough together to hold it firmly, alsv
tack at Intervals along each corner.
Blue figured denim and rose pink
cambric were used in making the one
I am describing, and It made a very
pretty and cheerful combination. Cov
er the top of the cushion with the
denim and tack to the lower edge of
cover. Turn under all raw edges. A
piece of furniture gimp of harmonizing
color runs all around the outside edge
of cover to give it a finish and Is fas
tened with brass headed tacks put In
about two inches apart
Fasten the cover onto the box with
the hinges and the four rollers, one
under each corner of the box. Fasten
the brass handles on with screws, one
about midway of each end.
The decoration of the flat, three pan
ed window In the illustration would
apply equally well to a bay window.
The glare of the sun Is partially shut
out by a draped blind of cream un
dressed linen or silk edged with lace.
This blind is handsome, but rather ex
pensive. If a cheaper substitute were
preferred, a plain scallop edged blind
or three undraped blinds of cream lln-
O rippli m
i Mil I J 111 -• f.ll'.n i. /<)#■'] r r H '
FOli A THREE PANED WINDOW.
en, edged with lace, might take Its
place, one broad blind for the center
pane and two narrower ones for the
side panes, the scalloped line of the
lower edge of the draped blind being
maintained in the less expensive style.
The lower part of the window Is trim
med with a dwarf curtain of cream or
old gold soft silk run onto a rod top
and bottom. Hemstitched curtains of
silk to match are hung from the top of
the window. They are unfettered by
sashes and meet the dwarf curtains.
Of course all the curtains used could
be of lace Instead of silk, If preferred.
Soft silk curtains can be easily washed
and ironed at home, as they require no
stiffening. The curtains sketched are
not even embellished with frills to add
to the trouble of ironing. This win
dow decoration, therefore, could be
taken down, washed and put up again
in an hour or two. Frills of silk could
be added to the curtains, but the sim
ple, severe lines as they stand have a
distinct style and are more uncommon
than the softer effect Every taste to
its own, however.
To prevent wine stains from mark
ing the inside of decanters till the bot
tles at once, after they are drained of
wine, with warm water and shake
them briskly. If the dregs are allowed
to remain long, it will be harder to
clear the glass. Obstinate Btalns in
glass bottles, whether due to wine or
anything else, need something more
than water to remove them. Shot
sometimes is used, but this Is too heavy
for fine glass, which is better treated
with crushed eggshell or pellets of
brown paper. Whatever Is used must
be shaken up and down inside the bot
tle of water, and the friction will re
move the stains.
T. A. Slocuni, M. €., the Great Chem
.. ,<] Scientist, Will Send Free, to
the Aieificil, Three Bottles of
his Newly Diseovt »*♦■«! Reme
dies to Cure Consumption
ami All 1 ung Troubles.
Nothing could be fairer, more philan
thropic or carry moie joy to the afllict
ed, than the oiler of T. A. Klocum, M.
C., of New York City.
Confident that he has discovered a
reliable cure for consumption and all
bronchial, throat ami lung diseases,
general decline and weakness, loss of
flesh and all conditions wasting, and to
make its great merits known, he will
send, free, three bottles to any reader of
the AMKKICAN who may be suffering.
Already this "new scientific course of
medicine" has permanently cured thou
sands of apparently hopeless cases.
The Doctor considers it his religious
duty—a duty which he owes to human
ity—to donate his infallible cure.
lit has proved the dreaded consump
tion to be a curable disease beyond any
doubt, and has on lile in bis American
and European laboratories testimonials
of experience from those benefitted and
c ured, in all parts of the world.
Don't de'"y until it is too late. Con
sumption, uuinterrnped, means speedy
and certain death. Address T. A
Slocum M. C., I'ine street, New
York, and when writing the Doctor, give
express and postoflice address, and
please mention reading th : s article in
the AMERICAN* March 4 U
I Romance of a Strike 112
A Bohemian family moved from a
email Connecticut town to this city "to
give the girls a chance to get married,"
as their father frankly put It."I
made a flue living there; I can't kick,"
he said to an English speaking neigh- ,
boron Avenue B, "but the girls have
only been two years in this country
and the American fellows didn't take
to them. Their ways are BO different,
don't you know. Well, I was for stay
ing in Connecticut until my two daugh
ters were Americanized, but my wife,
she was afraid they might die old
maids. Besides, they felt lonesome in
that American town, so I sold out and
moved to New York."
The conversation took place about a
year ago. The family took apartments
in the heart of the Bohemian quarter
in the vicinity of Seventy-second
etreet. The old man found work at his
trade, and his two daughters learned
to make bunches and got Jobs in a
neighboring cigar factory. The income
of the family was increased; the girls
Joined a Czech dancing school; their
mother gossiped or quarreled with
her neighbors who spoke the same lan
guage as she; the paterfamilias was
elected doorkeeper of a Bohemian so
ciety; everybody was happy.
"All this comes of following my ad
vice," the housewife often reminded
her husband. "If it hadn't been for me,
we would still be rotting in that ac
cursed Yankee town." And when a
young fellow called at the house one
evening, and the older girl explained
that he was one of the best rollers in
her shop, the old lady's exultation
knew no bounds. "He's In love with
Marussy," she said. "He's dying to
marry her. I can see it in his eyes.
We'll soon have a wedding."
The head of the family Is of a pas
sive disposition, and although he often
wishes his wife did not talk so much
he accepts all her suggestions and
prophecies. The young man called
again. His visits became more fre
quent every week, and a proposal was
expected by the girl's mother every
The old woman was getting Impa
"Well?" she would say to her daugh
"What do you mean?"
"I mean—you know what. He has
been coming here now about two
"Oh, you are at It again," the girl
would answer, blushing. "If you don't
give It up, I'll tell him to stop coming."
The big cigar makers' strike broke
out. The two sisters joined the others,
but their mother was shocked to lose
sl2 a week and told her daughters
that it was a sin to revolt and that
they must go back to work. The girls
obeyed, but the young man was an
active member of the union, and when
he saw Marussy among the "scabs" he
stopped calling at the house.
"It's because I'm scabbing," said
Marussy, with tears.
"Well, let him propose to you If he
would have you join the union," de
cided her mother.
"How do you know he cares for me
at all? He never said he did. He only
"If he doesn't care for you, what busi
ness had he to kiss you? Do you think
1 didn't see It?"
"Shut up, mamma. I'll drown my
self if you don't," implored the unhap
That's all right. I'll settle it my
self," snapped the old woman.
That evening Marussy's mother way
laid the young cigar maker and ask
ed him what he meant by kissing her
daughter and then stopping to call.
"How do you know I didn't mean
to propose to her?" he answered, flush
"Then why don't you goto work and
do It? Have you seen many girls like
her? I have been here about half an
hour now. I have seen hundreds of
your striker girls. They look like cats,
and Marussy is beautiful as a queen."
"I know she is. But she's a scab,
and I can't marry a scab."
"You're a scab yourself, and If you
don't come around and propose to her
I'll have you arrested for breach of
"I never promised anything," flamed
out the cigar maker.
"But you kissed her, and a kiss Is as
good as a promise. So the American
"How do you know I kissed her?"
"I saw It"
"But nobody else Baw it. You have
no witnesses. See?"
Next morning the young man saw
Marussy on her way to work.
"I love you, Marussy," he said. "But
you are a scab. If you Join the strikers
I'll marry you."
"Will you? You're only fooling me.
Y'ou only want to get me into the un
The young man offered to pledge his
word in the presence of two witnesses
that he would marry Marussy If she
Joined the organization.
The engagement was celebrated the
next evening.—New York Commercial
The celebrated Lord Brougham had a
friend In the profession who was ac
: customed to preface his examination
! with a stereotyped "Now, sir, I am
about to put a question to you, and I
don't care which way you answer it."
This phrase became so hackneyed
that it eventually palled on Brougham,
who resolved to cure his friend of the
habit Accordingly at their next meet
ing he accosted him with "Now,
Brown, I am about to put a question to
you, and I don't care which way you
answer it. How do you do?"
Brown took the hint, and Brougham
was not annoyed again.—Pearson's
Mast Have a Representative.
It is a postulate of Chinese ethics that
no branch of any family should be allow
ed to be without its living representative,
in order that the ancestral rites may be
duly performed. As it constantly hap
pens that there are no sons it becomes
necessary to adopt those of other broth
ers, or, failing these, the grandson of an
uncle or the great grandson of a grand
uncle. Sous thus adopted are on the same
footing as if they were own children and
cannot be displaced by such sous born
later.—Chicago Inter Ocean.
Still In the Bmlnrii,
Wunn—By the way, what became of
Sprigging? You remember his great
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the Roman republic, eh?
Tuther—Oh, yes! He is now writing
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for the great universal emporium of Barr,
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NERVY UNDER FIRE.
DRESS PARADES IN THE FACE OF THE
Incident* of Great Coolness and
Bravery on the I'urt of Soldiers
That Were Observed UurlnK the 1
War of the States. I
"I never knew," said the colonel, "of
but one case o£ dress parade under fire, I
and that was at the crossing of Swift | '
creek iu the Petersburg campaign. The !
Eighty-first New York, under command 1
of Colonel John D. Raulston of Oswego, ]
was under orders to cross to the Peters- i
burg side of the creek. The enemy kept
up a constant fire, and Colonel Haulston | i
moved his companies in a way to attract i
the attention of General Butler, who sat i
on his horse some distance to the rear, | ,
watching the movements of his own men j
as well as those of the enemy.
"After the first company crossed it !
formed in line as a guard for tho second
company. When the second company | 1
was across, it took the place of the first, i
which moved forward half company dis- ;
tauce, and so on, with the precision of
parade drill until all were across. Gen- '
eral Butler was so pleased with the bear
ing of the men, with their coolness and
discipline, that he sent a message to Colo- j
nel Raulston, presenting his compliments
and saying in effect that a regiment j
which could do so well under trying cir- *
eumstances would find it easy togo
through the evolutions of dress parade i
under fire. The colonel accepted this as
an order and formed his men as if for !
dress parade. At least for the space of J
several minutes the Eighty-first New '
York stood in line, with guns at parade j
rest, and then moved forward as if pass
ing in review before the colonel."
"I saw a case like that," said the cap
tain, "but it was an accident. 0«r colo
nel was given to a sort of mechanical usa
of the orders, 'Shoulder arms,' 'Order
arms' and 'Parade rest.' The boys often. |
thought he used these phrases absent- !
mindedly, but whether he did or did not
the regiment was brought to a parade
rest half a dozen times on every dress
parade. On one occasion, when the regi- j
ment was formed as a part of a long ;
line of battle, it was reported that the [
1 enemy was about to charge, and the j
men, who had been resting at will, form- !
ed quickly in line.
"The colonel's voice rang out the or- i
der: 'Attention! Shoulder arms!' Then, j
to the amazement of the men, came the
order: 'Order arms! Parade rest!' Tha 1
regiments to the right and left were
standing at a ready. The men of our
regiment were looking steadily to tha ;
front at a parade rest. The colonel aft- j
erward admitted that he never meant to j
give the order, that it was in his min4
to order the men to get ready to fire,
but instead came out the phrase, 'Parade
rest!' and he took advantage of the un
expected to compliment his men for their ■
coolness in the face of the enemy."
"We came nearer to a dress parada
than that at Shiioh," said the sergeant
"Our regiment and, I think, the Sixth
Ohio were the first of Buell'fc army to
cross the Tennessee river on the even
ing of the first day's battle. General
Nelson, our division commander, was so
anxious to get the men across that he
ordered that no horses be taken with
the first boatloads. So it happened that
our own regimental officers were not
i present when we formed in line. One of
the senior captains took command and
was forming a line on strict parade
principles when a large officer, taking
short breaths, said: 'That's right, cap
tain; straight as a rule —straight as a
"The officer was General William Nel
son. who had crossed with the first boat
load, leaving his horse behind. Not one
man in the regiment had ever seen him
on foot before, although all of them w T ere
familiar with his appearance on horse
back. He seemed so different on what
the boys called his sea legs and was so
different in manner that at first lie was
not recognized. He took command of
the regiment as soon as formed and
moved along the line as if he were an
inspecting officer. He was the huirdest
swearer in the army, and yet that even
ing he swore not once. The men, used to
his blustering manners, were surprised
at the look of anxiety and appeal on his
face. He said in low, soft tones as he
moved along the line: 'Now, gen tlemen,
remember what you have come to do, and
do it like soldiers. Make your line as
straight as a rule, and when you go for
ward let the line of bayonets be as
straight as if you were on dress parade.
This will show the enemy that you are
not afraid, and it will give confidence to
! our own men who have been fighting all
day.' And that night and the next rnorn
! iug the men of Nelson's division, went
forward with lines as straight, with step ,
as regular as though they were on dresa
"The greatest dress parade under fire
that I ever saw," said the old ex-Confed- .
erate, "was when the army of the Cum
berland formed to move forward against
Missionary Ridge. Some of us who were
watching that day saw the finest military
display of our lives. Perched on the
heights of Missionary Ridge, we looked
down into a great amphitheater into
which marched as if for parade and re
view nearly 100 regiments. We could
not measure the strength of the divisions,
but we counted the flags, and we knew
that in the mass there were at least S3
regimental organizations. My count was
93, but the boys insisted that I saw
"We had no uneasiness at first, and we
laughed at the idea of an army which we
believed was at our mercy holding a
grand review. We were interested all the
same, and when the line so perfectly
formed swept forward on our outposts,
carrying everything with it, we were
startled out of our boots. I verily believe
that that orderly parade of the army of
the Cumberland, within the rajige of our
sharpshooters, and the visible testimony
of 85 regimental flags carried toward us
at double auick, did more to demoralize
Bragg's army than any other incident of
the campaign. When that same line
swept up Missionary Ridge, Bragg's vet
erans scampered away, having in their
minds visions of the precision and disci
pline which they had witnessed a day or
two before." —Chicago Inter Ocean.
A party of Midland wheelmen lately
visited the churchyard of the village of
Enville. On one of the tombstones they
discovered the following epitaph:
But words are wanting to say what; l> *
Think what a husband should be— *
he was that!
A Public Character, 112 i
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"Who? Me? Why, everybody know# j'
me. I'm the champion checker player
of Hayseed county."—New York Jour
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WASHINGTON LETTER. I
Chance For Oar Melon* and Toma- j |
toes—Size of Sew Congrraa—,\o
More Models Loaned.
"English statistics show that of late
there has been a large and rapidly
growing importation of tomatoes,"
writes Consul llanauer at Frankfort,
Germany, "the Canary islands furnish
ing the supply, which importation
amounted to 10,389 tons during the
lirst half of this year. The wholesale
price of this quantity was about sl,-
"Tomatoes were but a short time ago
nn article of luxury in Great Britain,
unly used for the pampered palates of
the rich, but now they have become a ,
common dish on the table of the work
"In Germany fresh tomatoes are sold
at 0 to 14 cents a pound, according to
season. They are chiefly used to flavor (
meats, not stewed. Only the best ho- :
tels and the wealthy buy fresh toma- '
toes, which are supplied mainly by j '
southern France. Canned tomato pulp j
is found at the groceries of large Ger- j
man cities, offered at a lower price j '
comparatively than the fresh fruit
"Cantaloupes are a great delicacy— 1
even more so than the pineapple—in 1
German cities. They sell at 50 cents 1
to $1.50 apiece. Some of these are I
, brought from Spain; others are raised !
in German hothouses. Considering 1 .
[ that tomatoes have been sold as low j
; as $5 a ton in Delaware and New Jer- ;
sey and that fine cantaloupes can be
bought in Philadelphia at 1 to 3 cents
apiece, the question arises, Why don't !
we export fresh vegetables to Europe?
"The growers of our Atlantic states i
should form an export association
i which—if it will send out men of mer- |
: cantile ability who can speak German
and French—would find the European .
; continent as well as England an ex
cellent market for their produce. No
country could compete with us in the
I export of agricultural and industrial
i products were we to adopt the mer
! cantile methods of European traders."
Size of New ConKreM».
| What will be the effect of the new
census upon the size and make up of
j the house of representatives? Now
that the census figures are being round
ed up in a way to give some idea of the
; increase which may be expected there j
! Is naturally a good deal of speculation
| in Washington over its effect upon the
| popular branch of congress. It is of
course too early to determine what
| states will lose representatives and
j what states will gain, for the returns
I so far compiled are entirely those of
cities and give little indication of the
percentage of growth in the different
states. Not until the figures are all in
will it be possible to determine wheth
er the rural population shows increase
or decrease. In some sections the trend
toward the cities has been so great that
the country population has fallen off,
but in others there has been a steady
Increase in both directions.
Under the census of IS9O the states
and territories having representation
in congress, which includes all except
Alaska and Indian Territory, had a
population of 02,022,250. Under the
apportionment based upon these fig
ures made in 1893 and which lasts un
til 1903 there are 350 members of the
house. The ratio of apportionment un
der the eleventh census was 173,901.
>'o More Model» Loaned.
The navy department has adopted a
rule that none of the costly models of
its ships shall be loaned for public ex
hibition. It is doubtful if the new rule
will be adhered to, although there is a
good deal of reason why the models
should be kept in Washington and not
transported all over the country to
form exhibits at expositions.
Hear Admiral Hichborn says the
models were not built for rough han
dling and that every trip on which they
are sent means the expenditure of con
siderable money for repairs.
All but one of the models were sent
to I'aris, and owing to the careless un
loading of the cases in which they were
packed it was found that great in-
Jury had been done the miniature
ships. A naval constructor who hap
pened to be ou duty in London was
sent to Paris, and expert workmen
were employed to make good the dam
, It cost the government nearly $25,000
to put the models in good condition.
This incensed the naval officials so
that they decided that hereafter none
of the models should leave the navy
•department corridors, where they are
exhibited under glass.
Electricity For the Monument.
The substitution of electricity for
steam as the motive power of the ele
vator at the Washington monument,
which change was provided for by
congress at the last session, is being
attended with some delay. An appro
priation of $20,500 was made for this
purpose, of which $20,000 was for a
dynamo and connections, and $0,500
was for building an addition to the
boiler house at the monument. Bids
were invited and opened for the dyna
mo and connections by Colonel Bing
ham, the engineer officer in charge of
public buildings and grounds. As they
were all in excess of the appropriation
they were rejected. New bids will be
Invited, and it is hoped that they will
he of a figure to permit of the prose
cution of the work.
A curious condition prevails in the
corps of naval constructors, where
there will be in July of 1901 only two
vacancies, now that the strength of the
corps is limited, for the three naval
cadets under instruction in Europe pre
liminary to being commissioned as as
sistant naval constructors. Two of
the cadets, Bishott and Bailey, will be
appointed, of course, but it is doubtful
what will be done in the case of Glea
son. He may have to be commissioned
an onsipn antl later Ua«sforrod to the
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Griggs—Why, I thought the horse
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"He did. But Bilter sold him before
it was generally known."—Life.
A Charitable View.
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j! "Oh, give the man a show. Maybe
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