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N EVERY Re-
ceipt that calls
for baking powder
use the "Royal." It will make the
food lighter, sweeter, of finer flavor.
more digestible and
"We recommend the Royal
Baking Powder as superior to
all others." Untied Cooks
and Pastry Cooks' Associ
ation of the United States.
rvBt &ptipivip tj& ttj? ttS ttF T
African fruit Itulned hj liieMts.
Half measures nre of no svnil in deal
ing with tbe parasitic fly cerutitis that
scoargs of the fmit farmers in South
Africa. Mr. William Tuck of Grahams
town, who expresses this opinion, is a
high authority on fruit funning. He
tells us that in tbe eastern province
they can never depend on any fruit ex
cept grapes coming to ripeness without
damage from fly larvre, though whore,
owing to high altitude 2,000 foot to
8,000 and over there are sharp frosts
every winter such fruits as can stand
the cold are fairly free from the plague,
because the larva cannot tide over tbe
It sometimes happens that scarcely a
peach ripens in the whole province with
out a worm inside Mr. Tuck U for ho
roio remedies. He is decidedly of opin
ion that if a general and perfect destruc
tion of all the fruit grown in any one
year could be brought about by the com
mon consent of the whole body of fruit
growers the fly might be stamped out,
but he mournfully confesses that the
universal system of "go as you please,"
added to the isolated life of cape farms,
rendersany such united action of a year's
self denial for the common good quite
impracticable. Loudon News.
The inventors of the penny in the dot
machines make their profit out of hu
man curiosity, and their experience has
shown that a very comfortable revenue
can be derived from that source. Prob
ably few peoplo have any idea of the
number of meu, women and children
who daily buy chowiug gum or other
trifles from machines, or learn their
weight by stepping upon a little plat
form and putting a cent where it will do
the most good. In a down town store
much frequented by those waiting for
cars is one of the weighing machines,
which has a record of earning f"i() in a
tnontk That means that in that time
6,600 persons paid a penny apiece to see
the bund on the dial go round. New
The capital of the nation is infested
with a human insect that dovotos its en
ergies to boring into places where it is
not wanted. Possibly its kindred exists
elsewhere, but there has been so much
freedom of access to the houses of men
whose careers depend upon popularity,
and so much dread among those in high
places of unwittingly trampling tioa
influential feelings, that the breed is es
pecially encouraged there. Then, ugain,
there are two notable features which
mark the society of the capital the pres
ence of officials and statesmen who are
known far and wide, and the absence of
men who are distinguished in the sci
ences and the arts. H. L. Nelson in
St. Ounntan and the DevIL
One of the most famous smiths of the
Weald was St. Ounstan, archbishop of
Canterbury. Mayfield in Sussex is the
site of an ancient archiepiscopul pal
ace, and here, according to some, took
place the terrific encounter between St.
Dunstan and the devil. At any rate, the
anvil, hammer and tongs which are al
leged to have belonged to the saint ure
still preserved at May field palace. Gen
Miuculnrrli ...-utlsiii has its sent In the
flbro muscular structure where muscle
cIihus Into tendon. It attacks all age
and both sexes, its subjects having a con
stitutional tendency to it a so called rheu
matic diathesis. It chief characteristic Is
puin and stiffness of the muscles.
Attacks are Induced by exposure to
drafts or by strains. They generally pass
off In a few days or wrecks, though some
times they become clironlo and recur for
y esrs, especially In wet weather.
There ure several varieties of muscular
rheumatism. One Is popularly known nt
"stiff neck." It occurs mostly In children
and Is lluble to recur. Persons thus affect
ed should amid draft in cold, dump
weather, especially rirnits upon the neck
and upper part of the chest.
Another variety attacks some muscle la
the wall of the chest., usually on one side.
Every breath causes pain, and this is some
times excruclatitiK and spasmodic. A plas
ter or a bandage over the part will gener
ally afford relief, by restraining tbe res
A third variety alfects tbe sculp, causing
a dull aching pain In the front or the back
of the bead.
A fourth variety alTecta the upper part
of the back and shoulders, and occurs
Chiefly in persons much exposed. In a fifth
variety of tbediseose the walls of the ab
domen are affected.
A sixth variety is known by the name of
lumlwiKO. Its seat is In the muscles of the
lolus the small of Ilia back, iluiny be on
both sides, or only on one. As these
muscles connect with the bodily move
ments generally, almost every movement
causes pain, and the patient finds relief
only by rehiniuiug at alisolute rerit In lied.
If he is able to keep about it Is with pain
and In a stooping posture.
The treatment of muscular rheumatism
requires in the first place absolute rest of
the part affected, and If relief does not
come from that, the advice of a physician
should be sought. Youth's Companion.
THF. ETtftNAU C0ODNES3.
I dimly uui-m from bkoaliig know
Of greater mil of lihl,
And KHli Ihe iliallx-l mhIiiiUI n
Ills JuUkiiiviii. i. -i, arv rllii.
I lonii for hmiwhold voices sons,
for vaiil.ked miles I Inns,
Hill llod kslh led my dear ones on,
And ht cau do no wrong.
I know not wliai I tin fill nre bath
Uf marvel or surprise,
Assured sinus thsl life and death
ills mercy underlies.
No offering of ni own I liara,
No works my full h to prortt
I can but Klve the ulfta In gars,
And plead hU lovs for love.
And so uelde Hid Hllent Sua
I wait the uiullli-d our:
No barm from hi in can oonit to cat
On oeesn or on shore.
1 know not where bis Islands lift
Their frondvd palms In aln
I only know I cunuol drift
lleyond bis low and cure.
-John O. WbltUsr.
Ib a harmjess preparation in tablot
form for preserving Af.r. kindb ok
fruit without COOKING. One pack'
age preserves fifty pintB of fruit or
a barrel of cider, and only costs 60
cents; Fruits preserved with Anti
fermentine retain their natural
taste and appearance. Ask your
druggist or grocer for Anti-formen
The girl who bad a fiillliiK out with ber friend
win not try tne uamuioca nuiii.
ITCH 1 If 0 PILE known br woltttui
lilt pnplra:ia,n,ou lntr.ise lu bitij
Wbrn Wirra. Oliii form ar.d BI1NI.
DR. 60-SAN-KO S PILE REMEDY,
which art diractly on parts ffrctwt,
baorfw tumors, eUlTlte!ynr,f1ctfTi
a pormaDnt cur. PnoOOo. truiU'
Q tttA.L jit, aftw afcO, 1'MlaMUlps.laa, !
Antiquity of the Telephone.
English travelers and ofllcera in India
who have illumined, through favoritism
with the priests, to xain access to some of
the half ruined temples of Punj, a city
about 200 miles from Madras, have learned
that the prlucl pies of the telephone have
been known in that country for thousandi
of years. In the city of PanJ there ure two
temples, ulmut a mile apart. In the in
terlor on the ground floor of each there Is
a small circular room guarded day and
Blunt from natives as well as stranuers.
These rooms nre supposed tube theabid
Iiik places of "Koverniuv spirits," but in
reality are the termini of a telephone line
which Is laid underground from one build-
lug to the other.
The superstitious natives regard these
llttleclrcular rooms with the greatest awe,
because they have bad demonstrated to
them on vnrious occasions the power of
these "governing spirits" to communicate
with the other temple. When this miracle
is being performed the natives are required
to make their offerings In one building and
mnke known their wishes and desires.
Then, upon Immediately repairing to the
other temple they ure informed of all they
have said and done. To us that Is all easy
enough, but to the superstitious native of
India it Is proof that the priests nre super
Those who have visited these telephone
connected temples say that the transmit
ters are of wood, and that they are about
tho size of tbe head of n flour barrel. The
wire is said to be of neither steel, copper
nor brass, but of a substance closely re
sembling tbe latter metal. Old, worm
enten transmitters, suid to be 2,000 years
old, have been shown those fortuuiite
enough to gain admission to these temples.
St. Louis Republic
lie Got Ills License.
"Boss, Is dis yero de place whar yer buys
llsenses fur glttln married byf" asked u
young negro of Clerk Meigs ut the City
"This is tho place, young man," the gen
ial clerk replied. "What is your name,
"'Taint fur myself dat I wants It fur.
'Deed yer is wrong dar, boss. I wants it
furer fren of mine over in Georgetown,
what Is goin ter marry Liza Jones tonight;
dut Is cf dur ain't no law agin marryin mi
Fridays. Sim Smith, be 'lows dat dar Is.
But I tol him dat dat law didn't tech
Georgetown folks nowise. An Ise right,
ain't I, Isissf"
"Well," replied Mr. Meigs, "the law ol
superstillun is iig.ilust marriages on Fri
days, but I find you are correct Instatmi
that it does not 'tech' the good people of
"I knowed yer'd 'stain me, Judge, yer
honor. I knowed dar will! two dil'reut
laws fur Washington nu Georgetown, fer
yer only alls fifteen days In Georgetown
fur de same 'fence dut yer gits thirty days
lu Washington. I knows, fur Ise 1 1 led
'em bofe. Make dat linens ft r Henry .lee ins
Johnsuu nu Liza Jones, please, sail."
"Iloth live In Georgetown!1" asks Mr.
Meigs, as he proceeds to fill out the de
"Yus, sab; bofe uf us I means dey bofe
liv's dah, auh." Washington Star.
How the Argument was Settled.
As Illustrating the meekness, not to sny
timidity, of that great hamster, Hiifus
Choate, some one tells this story about
him: Hiding in n stage couch lu Vermont,
one day, in company with the late Joseph
Bell, Mr. Choate remarked, "What n line
wall surrounds that house." In the same
vehicle sat n burly Kitglishmatnlfenxivuly
pugnacious. "That Is not n wall, sir, it is
a fence," said he, addressing the speaker.
Mr. Choate modestly replied, "1 call it n
wall a stone wall." "I say, sir, it la a
fence, and I insist upon it."
This was said in such a lielllgerent tone,
that, for the sake of eace, Mr. Choate was
proceeding to admit that It was a fence,
when Mr. Dell Jumped up and thus ad
dressed tbe Englishman, "I say, sir, that
is a stone wall, and if you again call It a
fence, I will throw you out of this coach I"
As Mr. Bell waa a man of commanding
tizt and mien, his threat proved effective,
and the argument ceased right there.
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Fbo bava weak lanes or Atia
Oouampuon. It has Nraa
ft has not Injur-
w un i ddi dm to lass.
Utt beu eoaih arm p.
A wanlthy Austin dude is in tbe habit of
giving lectures ou art, to which he Invites
bis friends, who would rather take medi
cine than attend. Gilbooly, in particular.
Is very expert In making excuses, but last
reek the dude got tbe best of bim.
You will be on hand at my lecture
Thursday oight, will you not, Gilhoolyf"
"There is nothing lo the world I would
Ike better, but I have an engagement for
Thursday night. If it wasaiiy other night
it tbe week nothing could keep me away,"
,-eplied Gilbooly, looking as sad at if he
aa giving op an oyster supper with cham
"1 thought that was what you would say.
I don't deliver my lecture until Friday
umt, so ron are foiled
We were doing a little switching at a
imall station not ten miles frum the gray
tone that murks tbe boundary line be
tween Utah and Nevada. That day would
have been a good one on which to "lay
ap," for there was a sand terror hard at
work along the line. Any brakemsu on
that particular division will tell you what
it means to switch cars In a taud terror,
but as you may not meet such a man
they generally die young, any way I will
remsrk right here that it means a tough
time and a good deal of swearing. There
is a sense of continually having to brace
yourself up against something, and that
something Is a strong, dry wind that pelts
you with small hot shot from tbe desert.
If you are in a caravan on the Sahara,
you can turn your back to the sandstorm
and let it howl as it will, or yon can He
down and cover your face; but what are
you to do when you have to run along the
side of a railroad track and make slgnuls
to an engineer who cannot see mure than
forty feet ahead of him in the storm, and
does not care a brass button whether or
not he crushes the life out of you when
you run between the cars to make a cou
pllugf And then there is that other horror
making a flying switch, while you stand
on the top of a box car, lu the teeth of the
"terror," with your eyes and mouth full of
sand and your whiskers as dry and prickly
us a lot of cactus spines. Yes, that Is what
it nieuns, and it meuns a good deal more if
you happen to huve a big, bellowing bull
of a conductor to curse you If you make a
miss in coupling or cut out a cur that
ought to be left in the train.
I was glad, you may be sure, when we
were through bundling these empties at
that satau's bole of a station ou the desert.
and there was a clear stretch of thirty
miles to the next place where there was
any more switch work to be done. As tbe
train started I Jumped on a "flat" behind
a box car, tbe better to avoid the wind,
which by tills time seemed to have half the
lesert 111 Its teulb. There were lying on
the flat car a long Iron smokestack and a
furnace that were going to Virginia City.
I saw a hoot sticking out of the end of the
big pipe, and I knew ut once that boot had
n It the foot or a tramp who was beuting
his way westward.
Come out of that!" I shouted In a
harsher tone than I really meant to use,
for I have always had at least a grain of
pity for train Jumpers, unless they are too
soggy with rum to deserve kindness at my
But the man In tbe smokestack did not
come out. So 1 laid bold of the protruding
boot, and Jerked it so bard that it came
off the foot, and 1 fell Rguinst the furnace,
giving my elbow u hard whack upon tbe
irou, This elbow knock made me pitiless
for the time, and I pulled aud pushed the
poor felow until I bad him off the train,
which whs slowly moving away from the
station. He was dressed in a dingy suit,
and had a very hungry and mournful look.
Somehow 1 funded us I thrust bim off
none too gently that he resembled me
It might be that lie was severul years
younger, but he had my uose and eyes, nnd
his build was about the same, wblU his
hair was fully ns light.
"If It hadn't been for that elbow knock,"
said I, us 1 threw tbe fellow's boot after
bim into the desert, "I would have let bim,
stay ou. It wouldn't hove cost me any
thing his riding lu the smokestack; and
wandering about In a storm like this is
hardly the thing for a white man, especial'
ly with a very black night coming on."
The day loses Itselr very quickly lu a
sandstorm, and before the train bad run
many miles further it was quite dark.
e were at Bishop's station, and the
wlud bad died down a bit. I bad Just re
marked to tbe bend brukemuu bow cool It
was getting, when he said:
"There s a trump lylu up ou top o that
cattle car. Go an lire him off while I look
out for the switch."
1 did as I was ordered.
"Kill Why, you're the same man I
hauled out of the smokestack hack ut Des-
eietl" I exclaimed as my lantern lighted
up the brown features of the trump.
"Where the Hid you come fromf"
"Oh, I got on again," said my train
Jumper, bis face as mournful us ever.
"Well, you'll co olf this time for good,"
I said llrmly.nnd off he went Into the dark
ueas by the side of the freight shed.
As the train pulled out I stood on the
plutform, lantern in bund, ready to jump
upon the rear step of the caboose wiien it
should go by. There was a heavy strain
ing of the engine, a clattering of loose
brakes, a sluw grinding of the wheels on
the rails, and nil tbe other uoises that a
heavy freight traiu makes in getting under
way. There waa a bulging furniture car
in the middle of the train, and as it went
by 1 saw, crouching down upon the brake
beam, my hungry looking train jumper.
Now, any man who w ill ride on a brake
beam forces a certniu sort of admiration
from me In spite of myself, no matter how
he may irritate me in other ways. The
dure devil muiineriti which the brake beam
rider stretches out ou his narrow perch be
tween the wheels and goes gliding along,
Willi bis body not two feet from the
ground, his bauds gripping whatever he
cau get bold of and that Is next to noth
ingalways commands my respect. The
light of my lantern Hushed upon the man's
face, but be did uot cower. He only smiled
aud called out:
"Hough sort of Pullman berth, Isn't Itf"
1 said nothing nnd sprang upon tho ca
boose. He could have bis ride on the
brake beam If be wanted to, and heaven
"Letter for you, Tom," said the conduc
tor, as I went in. "I got it back there at
Tbe missive was from my mother, who
wrote from the dear old Vermont home
that Joe my own brother Joe was on bis
way west and would reach Humboldt by
the ISth. Although I had weeks before re
ceived a letter stating this Intention on
Joe's part, the news of bis starting came to
me us a sort of surprise.
"Humboldt the ISthl Why, this Is the
ISth," I said to myself. "Tbe letter had
been delayed. Well, at any rate, we will
get to Humboldt tonight, and Brother Joe
will no doubt come in on the 9:13 express,
half an hour behiud us."
Humboldt waa the end
of the run and
they knew that Joe could find me there.
I had to go forward In the dark and take
np a position near the engine. Thexhlll
air of the evening, as we rushed through
It, seemed to cut to the bonu, but the sand
storm thank tbe fatesl bad subsided. 1
..ul put on a heavy coat, anil, lantern in
liaiid, I bad made my way carefully over
the swiftly moving cara. We were on a
long down grade, and the train always
went at top speed on that part of the run.
Seated on the break handle of the forward
car, I thought of Brother Joe and won
dered bow be would look after all tbe years
we had lived apart. Tbey had told me In
their letters from home that he had grown
up to lie the living picture of myself In
the days before I had wandered a war from
the old rooftrre. Now, 1 had always fancied
that few people I bad met resembled me.
There wasthat train jumper. Vc, hewas
one of the few. Where waa be bound f
Was there a brother to meet him at the
end of bis Journey f Doubtless not. Why
would men go wandering up and down the
face of tbe earth In tbe aimless fashion of
there was plfu.iiie lu Iw dented Ironi the
reckless, happy go lucky life uflerull.
But lu the case of my friend ou tbe brake
beam--what joy was he experiencing tlienf
Very little, you may la sure. The cold nir
was piercing bis thinly clad form, stretched
out there on the hard beam. Ills beu limbed
hands were gripping the cold Iron rod,
while the dual, caught up by the whirling
train, was clinking bis throat aud lllling
bit e)es aud nostrils. His teeth were play
ing rat-tat-tat with each oilier, mid bis
limbs were chilled lo a loglike stllfuens.
Without witnessing any of bis torture, I
knew what ls tvos sulfering almost as well
at though I were in hit place, and, hard
deued brake twister though I was, my
heart went out to the poor devil. Possi
bly he might have felt Just a stray bit of
comfort, after all, hud be known of my
sympathy, but I do not suppose be had
tbe slightest notion in the world that there
was anybody on the traiu who cured n cop
per whether bis bed were haul or toft, or
that his flesh were wunn-or cold.
As if he hud gone suddenly daft, that
engineer of ours brought the train up with
a Jerk by throwing ou the "automatic,"
aud nt the same time ueni-ly throwing me
off the cur Into the ditch. I grasped tho
brake bundle to save myself a full, and in
that Instant nu awful yell rung out nbove
the rumbling of the traiu such a veil one
instinctively knows to mean deaili. That
bloodthirsty engineer If what 1 say of
him sounds too severe, remember that
brukemen nre always waiting for an ex
cuse to condemn engineers had lu'come
frightened at a shadow across the track
uud bud slackened speed with h Jerk and
killed the brake beam rider. The slayer
did not hear the shriek, and as, of course,
the shadow on Mis track was only a
shadow, be was letting his iron beast out
again when I made a desperate signal aud
he hauled up short.
When the train bad stopped I did not
give the brute in the cub the satisfaction
of knowing that he had killed a mini, but
ran bock and held my lantern up, so that
I could find what I would have given much
lint to huve found. Uf course I did find it,
and then I ran back to the caboose.
"Dead, Ishef" tbecoiiductorsuld. "Well,
be can't get away then, and he'll be there
when Fluuaguu and his men go out ou
their hand car in the morning. But, hold
on; I guess you'd butter throw bim over to
one side of the tiuek nnd pile some boards
and rocks over him to keep olf the coy
otes." Bill the other brakenmn and myself
curried out the unchristian commands.
It was all done in a few minutes, and our
train nearly made up the lost time before
It readied Cow Creek, where we asked tbe
station agent to tell Flanagan, the fore
man of that section, where he would flud
the body the next day.
My brother Joe did not reach Humboldt
by the night express, though 1 whs waiting
fur him when it came in. I laid off the
next two days and nights waiting for him
at Humboldt, but, strange enough, he did
not come. He was now three davs over
due, and I grew anxious. My conductor
growled so nlaiut my staying off my ruu
tbnt I had thought 1 bud Iwst not lute an
other day, aud so went to work, though
with little cheer. At Cow Creek, on my
next run out, I suw rlniiHgnn.
'01 pluutid your thrump lu folnestoyle,
said he; "rist hissowl. The carrluer tuk
ourwurrtid fur It, an didn't houldnoln-
klst at all. I ivns chafe moorner tin tbe
coolies was the pallbearers."
Where did you bury hlmf" was my not
very Interested query, for I had something
heavier on my mind now tbnu train jump
era, dead or alive.
"W'y, right beside the thrack, where
yez foinded Mm. An I made 'I in a cross
out o' two puces o' fluce boord, an bestupei
as sound there as anybody cud who ulver
bud no mass sld for his sowl. God rist
im. Au nobody cud foind out 'Is name at
all from annytbiu that wuz on him; but
he s got the howly cross above Mm unity
how, an that's a bllssiii an all that Jim
Flanagan cud do fur Mm."
When our train bad run down the line a
few miles beyond Cow Creek I exchanged
places with Bill, and sut atop a box cur
with my feet hanging over the side, while
I thought or 1J rot tier Joe and what mis
chance had prevented his coming. That I
should worry about him was natural, for
he was only a bov In my estimation, and
was, as I Uxliovuii, nnusad to the wava of
the big world. U bcn, too.Uie was being
teut to mo in tmtst by our mother the
tenderest mother who ever lived nnd I
wns expected to "look out" for him as
best 1 could while be should be in the
rough west, and to send him home again
as soon us might be.
I knew the boy hud sketched a future
of purple and gold as the result of his
Journey across the plains, and, in my
elder brotherly wisdom, I hud smiled at
the dreams of the sanguine fortune seeker.
Just now, however, I could not smile.
Whore was brother Joe? Brother Joel
Why bless his heart I was not he the little
rascul whom 1 managed to get out of t hat
watermelon stciillng scrape, wheu Farmer
Lundy would have thrashed the life nut of
hlmf And looking further back into the
old farm life, I asked myself who hut dear,
little tow beaded Joe did I use to curry on
my back across the creek, down by the
old barn? What a smile he had when a
six-year old! How his big blue eyes used
to stick out when I told him those won
derftil siorles about giants and dragons;
and bow be used to love to watch me milk
the cows. Sitting up on the big freight
cur, its top grimy with cinders from tbe
engine, I milked the cows again. And the
hills beyond the desert grew out of per
spective and finally melted away, and In
their place I saw the hazy stretch of wood
land so often seen nu my farm life liorl-
inn riiiL m-re, ou iiienuiiu desert.,
these railroad tramps? It might be that mvteU.
over winch tbe heat was quivering, np
peared, for u Meeting moment, the waving
wheat Held and green leveled orchard of
my old Vermont home.
Just there by the gate whs where Joe
stood when 1 bade them all goodhy, and
the big tears were running down his red
apple face and h was moaning forth a
plaintive wail that I should take him with
me to the west, for I was his own Tom und
he said he could not let me go. Yes, it was
just there by the gate just there and up
out of the green ut that very spot was
thrust a small, rude cross, breaking the
tpell mid bringing the w hite desert back
gsm, like a flash of blinding light. Why,
that was the cross that Flanagun had stuck
st the head of the dead tramp, whose face
had borne such a st riking resemblance to
my own as close a resemblance, perhaps,
as my brother Joe bore to me now that he
bad grown to manhood. Then for an In
stant my heart ceased to beat and I stared
blankly nt the cross and the little mound
of earth ou which its shadow fell. Great
Godl Could It la-? He had left home In
as good trim as any yottn man might need
to set out. He had a passage ticket to
Humboldt and a well Idled purse, so the
letter had said. But. ah! he was voting
and be was innocent ami there were hamies
and liends by the way.
Many a young mini who started forth nt
well equipped and as light of heart us lie
hud never reached the journey's end, and
here bad I in my blindness, for no good
reason whatsoever, blocked the way of one
whose face was a reflection of my own and
bad liecome an accomplice in his murder
for I might almost have kuown be would
meet his death when I saw bim forced, as
it were to the brake beam. I fixed my eye
upon the cross, and, as it grew smaller to
my sight, It grew larger to my thought. 1
knew no peace. One rav of light pierced
the gloom. If Brother Joe had been due
at Humboldt on tbe ISth, by express, how
could he have been on the freight train
that arrived there the same night f Against
this wns weighed the torturing thought
that tbe letter was full of mistaken no
tions as to times and places, and. now that
I looked at it again, I saw clearly that If
he had left home, as was stated, on tbe
fcitb, he should have been in Humboldt oa
the 11th, aud he had not been there at all.
Then I went through the whole cbamer
again, revolving each passage of It In my
wearied brai n, aud one Dart of It seemed to
stand out more strongly than all the rest
my strange bond of brotherly sympathy
felt for the man while I sat upon tbe car
in the dark ami cold, and be was down in
that death tempting place under tbe furni
ture car. I knew hu.e of nsvcboloer. and
yet I thought it must hare been revealed
to me In a misty way at that hour that the
mournful train jumper was no stranger.
My brain was in a wbirl and the nahest
thoughts would crowd themselves to tbe
top, so that with It ail I wat fairly beside !
We were ut lied Billies Isifore ulghtfull
aud there v.e Mere to pass the westbound
express. I lie thought ut Hint desert gruv
and the terrible meaning it bail for me did
not no, nor ten times the thought could
not prevent me from cnniilug with in
tense eagerness the faces of the passengers
who thronged Into the station for supper,
for I ted Unites wus marked "S" on the
time card. But, of course, I was doomed
to dlsHpiKilntment, The passengers came
aud went as light hearted as you please,
while I stood on the platform with a heart
of lead uud cursed them for their guyety,
os, i cursed, ror i wns a rough man I
those days, mid I hey hail no right, I ar
gued, to Is) cheerful when I wus to down
cast. 1 went back to my train, stum pin
the platform with my heavy boots as 1
went along and continuing my profanity.
It wat with much Impatience that I
sought out Klunagnn on our return to Cow
"You say there wot nothing on the body
of the the trump you buried by which he
could be Identified? I asked eagerly.
"Niver nnnything at all."
"Are you sure there were no letters no
papers not a scrap of"
' Mould on they was; but they was
uothln betune the k I vers uvlt that showed
annytbiug at all," said the honest fore-
"Covers of what?"
"Why, the notebook, to be sure. Ol told
yez about that befoor, didn't Ol?' '
"No; let me tee It at once." And 1 fol
lowed him wish Impatient step, at be hur
ried to bis cottage, near the station.
"Here It is," he said, taking down a red
notebook from a shelf, "an If yes kin
folud nnnything In it that tells who the
thramp wus, ye'll do better thin Iver ould
Flanagan kin, or anuy one else around
here, for the matther o' that."
I glanced eagerly through the book.
There were some rows of figures, a memo
randum as to certain routes of travel be
tween New York nnd Council Bluffs, a
number of blank pages, aud then this,
written In pencil, and dated at Cheyenne a
"Deah BitoTiiKR Ton A fool and his
moneyl I met some meu on tbe train who
Induced me to liet all I had on a curd game.
It was u swindling trick, of course, and I
lost everything. 1 might have gone
through after all hud not one of tbe villains
stolen my railroad ticket. The conductor
put me off here, nnd 1 suppose I must re
main until I can obtain some money. Can
you send me fifty dol"
Then pride hud made tbe point of tbe
pencil ruu across the page In heavy liuet
again and nguin. I be writing was Joe t.
He had never finished the letter. He had
preferred to beat his way to Humboldt,
like a common train Jumper, rather than
to call ou any one for aid.
"Oi tould yez they was nothiu In It," said
Flanagan, reaching for his pipe, "an now
ye see Ol know o' what 1 was talklu. Yer
conductbor is wnvln fur yea. Will yes
leave me the book? '
But 1 thrust It Into my pocket. I tried
to say something to Flanagan, but there
whs that lu my throat which forbade
speech; and so with leaden feet I mnde my
way to the train.
It was the wrong time of year for flow
ers, and there never are many at Hum
boldt, but I gathered all I could flud and
took them next day to that lone grave by
the railroad track. That was after I had
undergone tbe worst of all the hours of
my life the hour in which I wrote the let
ter to mother, which followed my telegram.
But Joe does uot sleep lu the desert now.
He lies under the old elm on the hillside;
and there is a white shaft of marble above
bis head instead of the woodeu cross.
Frank B. Millard In San Francisco Argonaut.
A recti liar Kind of Headache.
This distressing condition of pain in me
grim is most invariably confined to one
side of tbe head and Is distinctly localized
lu the frontal (above the eyes), temporal or
occlpitnl (nbove the nape of the neck) re
gion. There is perhaps no form of pain
more frequently encountered by the physi
cian iu his round of labor. It is an affec
tion common in nil climes, aud neither
height, depth nor atmospheric conditions
confer immunity from tbe attack to those
who nre predisposed to It.
The fresh, cool fragrance upon the moun
tain top, the peaceful hush In -the valley
una i lie ssnjj uf vuu lima eci vrtv 1,1
ing and renewing properties sufficient to
calm tbe most painful throes, but megrim
never yields nor is held back by such as
these. It is hereditary. . It commonly
shows Itself tbe thirtieth year of age and
subsides iu later life.
Digestive disturbances were commonly
supposed to be the causes which excited the
attack. So, too, nervous exhaustion and
nervous irritation were behoved to I. ac
tive factors in precipitating an uttu.ii. The
best medical authorities now say tbe cnlei
and most frequent cause of megrim Is an
abnormal condition of the eye or its ap
pendages. Philadelphia Kecord.
HOW MVU OKOW OLD,
Oueer Diet of s ling.
Mr, Thulium Murgun of Kentish
Town wondered fur a long time why
his gurdun remained desolate, uot-
witliHtundinjr all the pains and seedM
he luvbihwl upon it, and why his
neighbor' dog was always bo plump
uud fut, until he discovered the cause
and idTift to be tliut tho animal was
immliimti'ly fond of tulip, hya
cinths, orchid and other flowers,
and was iu the hubit of visiting the
Uoriculturul preserve und eating up
i;!l tho bloonw ho could rouoh. He
did not wire about grass or boxwood
or tiny of tho common sortH, but the
lliuilicllt he KUW Mr. Mortrua lilant a Judse Three months snd ten days. Prlionrr
i , ,,, ,. ,. .. .1?. t i l-Osn'l you make It t shorter sentence, yer
bllK'k tulip or a lure orchid his eyes bonorf Jsde-I can. rrlnoner-Tuauk you,
HwirKioa witn tuo least in store, ana '" ir.
the moment tho plant bloasoined he
Thl thread that binds ut to life Is most Ire
queutiy severed (re the meridian nl lite
reaeaea in ill ess ol persons who neglect ou-
vioin meant in renew isllln. tireiigin. Yliiiir,
no less the source uf hsuulueas than the oolidl-
lion of lorn life, can be created tud perpstutled
where Jt dues nut exlat 'Ihuiiasuds who have
iperieiiced or sre wsnUsnt Including many
phvalelnniol eminence of tlx elteeta of lloa-
teller's stomach lllllert bear leallinoiiy lo lis
woimruui emesey ts a eresior 01 sireiigtn in
feeble oniiitllulloiM and debilitated and shat
tered systems, A steady jsirlortnsiiee of the
bodily functions, renewed appetite, flesh and
lummy repose tuenu ins nit in una inorouKn
aim attiKisra renovsnt. I ta no li.esl tonic r
resented lo be akin lo or rvaembie II lu titer
III Ha plsee. Demand the genuine, which Is sil
sesimwieugeu rcineoy tor inuiseation. malaria,
iiorviiiianvsa. consiliMthin. liver and klduev
wiupuiiiM aim nieuiuatiaiu.
devoured it, Htulk and all.-
For three yearn this went ou. The
dog was iiiHuV'iihlii. He was a klud
of walking botu .1 gurdun, and still
hud ulways an upjxttite for more.
Mr. Morgan dared not kill tho dog,
becauxo lie might huve been held li
able for iU value, which of course
would not be taken at his own ap
praisement, so ho sued Mr. Hall, its
owner, for the damage done to the
garden. London Telegraph.
A "Loeoed" Cow.
I once helped to drives cow from a
loco patch to a corral. The distance
was not over a mile, and yet with
the help of another rider it took us
21 hours to succeed.
The cow ran all over the place in a
silly, dazed way, until we got our
two homes close along each side of
her, so that she could not turn easily.
Her sight seemed defective. She fell
into an irrigation ditch that she could
easily have crossed, and we got her
out with no end of trouble.
Again, coming to a f once polo lying
on the ground, sho Htopied abruptly
and commenced niiucing, and pluug-
IOO RIWARU, tlOO.
The readers of Ihlt paper will bt pleaaed to
imru mat uivrv la ai maat oils ureaaeu uinesae
that science bas been ahls to cure In all lis
atSKes, and thut la catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
is me only noslllve cure now known to the med.
leal fraternity. Catarrh, being a constitutional
uitoaae, requires a conailluilonsl treatment,
Hull 'at Catarrh l urt la tuketi IntMrtiullv. a,-ll,iu
dlreellr Uuon the blood anil miiiiiui alirfacAan
the ayateiu, thereby deatroyliig ths foundation
of the diaesse snd giving the patient atreimth
by building up Hie conatltiitloii snd aaalating
nature In doing Ita work. The proprietors hsve
mi iiiut-u ibiiu in na ciirauve powers mat iney
offer One Hundred Dollars for any esse that it
tans looure. eena for Hat m ipaiimnnia s,i.
ureaa r. j. uiiKMKY a CO., Toledo. O,
Hold by Druggists j 76 cents.
Tar OgastiA for breakfast.
"Twelve years ago my
wife wat picking rasp- (
berrlet when the scratch- (
ed hentlf on a briar, the
wound from which loon
developed lutoa running
tore, between ber knee
and ankle. She read of
Hood's Rarssparllla aud
concluded to try It her
self, and while taklne tho
first bot:le she full better
and continue wltb it
, . . - L . i uuiii lousy buo is enure
mgauoui in iromoi itior some mm- Ny cured snd better than ever." J.N. Aueygx
utes. Then with a great bound she .'uh, liters, York ca, ra, cet HOOD
jumped over it hs if it were two or HOOD'S PILLS euro liver ills.
three feet high.
A "locoed" horse of mine while
standing quietly iu the stable was
seized with a siuism. It reared sud
denly, threw itself backward and
broke its neck before two men who
were standing by could do anything
to save it Chambers Journal
All That It Left of a Msg-mine,
A few yenra ogo a man started a weekly
mtiKuziue, subscription S3 a Tear In ad
vance. In order to increase mo circulation
he ruvo with each subscription a lot of land
In Florida. It was a genuine offer. Tbe
land was bought autl cut up In town lots,
25 feet by fit), and a deed signed by a com
missioner for the state of Honda was de
livered with every lot. An Ohio man took
75 subscriptions on the condition that a
souaro in the new town lie named for bim,
A woman iu Tennessee uliered to take 100
subscriptions if the town were named for
The plau bad not been working for more
than a mouth when the government auj
thoritles put a sudden stop to It on the
urouud thut it was a swindle, Tbe privi
leges of tbe mails were denied to tne pub
lishers, and the publication bod to be aban
doned. All moneys were refunded, and the
only relic of tho magazine is a piece of
ground of 150 aores near Lie r uniak borings.
Each lot given away cost the publishers 1?
couU. ew York Tribune,
In each w ini! of au ostrich 36 Ions white
plumes grow to maturity in eight months.
Iu the malo these are pure white, while
those of the female shade to ecru or gray.
The short feathers are plucked for tips, und
each wiux furnishes 75 of these. The tail
feathers ure of a deep old ivory color, and
65 of these have a commercial value. In a
plucking at the Corotiada ostrich farm DUO
feathers were obtained from one bird,
which, when curled uud dressed, will be
worth $o5. The female ostrich lays 70 egys
a ycur. Chicago Mail.
The Word "Creole."
A Creole, strictly speaking, Is any person
born in this country of foreign parents. Be
cause the word is from the Spanish criollo,
a child, the use of it has been restricted,
first to cbildreu of foreign parents born in
Louisiana, and second, to children of Spnn
ish or French parents born in Louisiana,
and then in the north tbe word has been
perverted so that it is believed to imply
some strain of ucgro blood in a person to
whom it is applied. It does uot imply any
thing of the sort. New York Sun.
A SatlaSed Patron.
A grimy tramp came up to Passenger
Agent Dowling of the Burlington yester
day and asked:
"Are you paying for feats?"
"Not yet. What have you doner"'
"Well, I've rode all the way iu from Den
rer on a brakebeara of one of your passen
ger cars, and for a ticket to Chicago I'll
give you au afflduvit of the smoothness of
your truck and let you photograph me."
He didn't get It. Omaha World-Herald.
Maori Children and Lovers.
Betrothal of Maori children was common
among people of high birth. If nobetroth
al, there was generally a lot of talk and
squabbling, eviy one in the tribe thinking
he had a right W Interfere, till at last tbe
young couple, if lovers, would flee to the
bush until their living together was agreed
ta Popular Scieuce Monthly.
Weier ! the Mexican Gait
Those who declare that the earth Is grad
ually drying out and that within a few
centuries every drop of water will have dis
appeared from our plauet will find some
consolation In the announcement that the
water line has risen one foot all around tbe
gulf of Mtxioo since U50. ot. Louis Ke-publia.
The sweets or mcognito for a
crowned head are nothing compared
with finding one of hi.s subjects who
will not recognize him.
During a summer visit to one of
his castles situated in a remote prov
ince of his kingdom, the king of Den
mark, accompanied by his son, bad
wandered somo way off in the moun
tains. Overtaken by a storm, they
sought refuge in a woodman a hut
The wire or tne mountaineer was
curious, and in a roundabout way
tried to find out who were her visit
ors. Seeing this, Christian IX said,
I am the king of Denmark, and this
gentleman is my son, the king of
To which the woman retorted, with
quizzical wink: "And my old man
is the emperor of China I Hal ha 1
hal" Harper's Bazar.
At His Boots.
The story goes that the bootmaker
to Don Carlos, the son of Philip H,
took him a pair of boots which were
too small to be comfortable, and by
tho order rif the angry prince they
were cut to pieces, boiled and forced
down the wretched fellow s throat
so that he was well nigh killed.
French Proverbs About Women.
A provincial French saying the
Gauls are the most gallant as well
as the most ungallant nation is,
"These women are like horses, none
without faults," and another one
runs thus in similiur vein, "One is
of tener cheated in women and horses
than in any other animal."
One cent a dose. .VYVTBw'.El
ma OnasT Conon Tims nrnnintlv
where all others fatL Cougha, Croup. Sort
Throat, Hoaraanaaa, whooplnj Cough aud
Asthma. For Consunpticn It nnt no rival:
has cured thouaanda. and will cttna TOO If
taken in time. Sold by Druggist on a guar
antee. For a Lame Back or Chfat, use
BHiLOH '8 BULL A DONNA PLASTBKJSiO.
luvo vouCtLturrhy This ifmoiir It mmren
teed to cure you Price, ft) ct. liijootorirwo.
I used August Flower for Loss of
vitality and general debility. After
taking two bottles I gained 69 lbs.
I have sold more ot your August
Flower since I have been in business
man UUjr other medicine I cvci kept.
Mr. Peter Zinville says he was made
a new man by the use of August
r lower, recommended by me. I
have hundreds tell me that August
Flower has done them more good
than any other medicine they ever
took. Ueorgb W. Dyb. Sardis.
Mason Co., Ky. j
-WIU, flND A FULL list OK-
Palmer& ReyType Foundry,
Cor. Front and Alder Streets,
Write (or pri es and terms before baying ele
HH H V
J IIUIUUU j
THE GREAT CURE
tot tale it lawast prion ami must advantsgtous
Tin itf nr
Regulator of the Liver and Kidneys
-A St'ECIFIC FOK-
Salt Rheum. Neuralgia
And All Other Blood and Skin Diseases.
Il It a noaltlve eure for sll those nslnful.dell.
cate complaints ana eempllented trc.ubln snd
wenkneaaei common amunK our wives, mothers
TheKlectla Immediate nnd InMlng. Twoor
three doses of Dr. I'shiiee's ltr.Mti.y mkiMi dally
aci-ua mi' uhhiu 11101, me nvur Him aiiiui'va set
ive. nnd will enllrelv eradicate iron, thi.
nil irscetof Hrrnfula, Salt Kheuin, or any 'other
form ol blood dlaesse.
No medicine ever Introduced In this country
aa met wllh audi readv wile, nor irlven viirh
universal uithtfiirtion whenever uacd as that of
LIS. 1-AHUE 8 KKMKIIY.
Thta remeilv Iihn hnpn M.a.l In 11. a lin.nl.i.tB
throiiKhoiit the old world fur the past twenty.
HrP VMri R atipnlfl. fur ih. ..t.......
and h has nnd will cure when ull other to-culled"
bend lor pamphlet ol teillmonlnls from thn?e
ho huve teen cur, d bv Ita tie. OrnvulHta sell
It at 11.00 rer bottle. Trv It and ha convinced.
For tale by
MACK & CO.,
0 and II Front St., San Francisco.
Some people begrudge tbe little money
that an Allcoci's Pobocs Plastib costs,
and then when they are racked with pain
from a lame back, or from tbe soreness
arising from a cold, they will spend any
amount of money to relieve the pain, Ifl
tbey only had one of these world renowned I
plasters on hand, they would be saved a I
vast amount of suffering and be consider
ably richer. At the first tlgn of stiffness I
of the mints bddIV one of these piasters
without any delay. Tbe soreaess will be I
greatly relieved at once and soon disappear
entirely, it will be money saved to nave I
them on band, to say nothing of the com
fort thev brine.
Brahdrith's Pills oontaln no irritating I
"If I should kiss von. would vou scream T"
" Welt, I wouldn't like to Klve t positive answer
wttnout Having been put to tbe teat.
U,, Jbsolultly WateR
Suckers hivi WJ
btsldtthiFUhBrjni Q CA
Tiaduuic on every Costs
WatCh Oat I Collar.
A i. TOWER. MFR. BOSTON. MASS Cittiops
Die KusmellneBtove Polish: nodurt,no tmell.
Is that what troub
les you? 1'ben It's
easily and promptly
remedied by Doctor
Pellets. They regu.
lute the system per
fectly. Take one
for a gentle laxa
tive or corrective!
three for a cathartic.
If you stifler from
gestion, Bilious At
tacks, Sick or Billons Henduchea, or any
derangement of tbe liver, stomach, or
bowels, try these little reiiets. luey
brinir a vtrmanent cure. Instead of
shocking and weakening the system
with violence, like the ordinary pills,
they act In a perfectly easy and uatural
way. They're the smallest, the easiest
to take and the cheapett, for they're
guaranteed to give satisfaction, or your
money returned, iou pay oniy xor
the good you get,
To Introdte onr Powder, hare d
sennuMaioabariEmtaainoos tbe enosuiis.
era a a umber or Cash P-KIZla To
nomberofcerutlcaiMoaor before Jno L.
Uet,waw1.ltiTaeaah prise of 1 100. and
piuitatniviMl, BOfioaroiit otaef
CLOSSET 1 DEVERS, PORTLAND, 0
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Wtjlps and Leather. WHOLESALE.
Hsruess, per net, ri.oo, H0.no. $i2.no, ai.o'; Kleirant
-tyle. tsn.oo. pa no. Hadiilea raw hide coversd tr-ea,
ti.oo, ., iui no. sis.oo 20 o , (kj oo, aiio.no. tionn.
I'lo Harneaa, llt.00 to 2.i.no. Team Harneaa. 120,
2A.nO, 130 00, all with tbe celebrated No war Horse
I'ollara The "Jtm tiorbett'- i art Harn.aa. price
fl2.no Het BreMl Collars la a "knock out.'' Brl
ulea, Kohee, Hlanketa, ntta, et.
CflD DIP VAIIIEQ Inlhlslluenneqnaled ae. d
rUil DIU IrlLUbw a check or money order
wltb order to
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MANl'KACTl'RKBH. 410 Market street,
Ran FraDClaro, Calilornla.
2QS-212 Bush St., San Francisco.
This fsvorlte hotel Is under the management
of CHARLES MONTGOMERY, and la as good II
not the beat Family and Business Men's Hotel
In Ban Francisco.
Home Comforts! Cuisine Unexcelled I
First-class service snd the blghett standard of
respectability guaranteed, uur room amnoi nt
mom ner dir. IlJto. 11. so. ll.7t ana xi Doara
and room per wees, wi w hi; auigie
to II. Free ooach to and from hotel.
rarpossrd or neatntu and comfort.
tingle rooms, out
ELA'S PoiSON-lW Pills a tun cure for
poisoning from Ivy-Tine or Oak. If not im
proved in 2 DAY, return the bottle and get
your money. Bold by all Druggists.
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FOR CHILDREN TECTHINO
Fee tale by all VrasxfaU. ta Teste a tattl.
Hercules Gas Engine
IUAS wit UUULI 31 K;
Mtatt) for Power or Pumping Purpose.
Tot) QkktMst Btttthlt Oat XaalM
Out of iNoiMt an
r lmpllcitr It Beats the World.
It oils IMelfirom a Beiei-TOlr,
Xo Carburetor to got out of order.
Wo Batteries or Eleotrio Spark.
It rana with a Cheaper Grade of Oatollat tluui tar
aavD roK catalogue to
PALMER & REY, Manufaotukf.,
4li hums strut. Sit Frandvtt, CiL
lorii(nfamll7of Cine children, mf only rem
drfor OoufthLColdj aud Croup waa onion syrup. II
tuta. Sold everyWhcr.
dy Tor Coughs, c
eotfra to-div m it forty vrarn nco.
IT arandnhlldrrn tfttcn Tv. aniin'i Onion BvniD
which lit alroady prepared and more pleasant to tho
Lata (A. Botrl atrew1fsa- Taeira Knttlflt. IUI natnlja.
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A SPECIALTY. M-l
ByphMi permanently cured In 15 to 86 day a. Too
can be treated at home for the some price and tho
tame vtutriuiteeaiwlth those who prefer to conn
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and pay expense of corolna, railroad fare and hotel
bill. If we fall to euro. If yon ha?o taken mrf
cury, iodide potoah, and mill bare aches and
.ami, nucoairaicnRaiinmouia, More jbroate
lmp1eC'opperrolored ftno(alJ Icera on anr
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out. It It this airphllltto BLOOD roiHON
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HE THAT WORKS EASILY, WORKS
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aUTIaM whan to best doctor I ooaU fet did bim no t2 1"J' ill S?,1'.04-
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