The Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Or.) 1862-1899, December 11, 1896, Image 4

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    Am to Children anl Dogs. : ' -
Washington Irving has often been ac
cused of saying that little dogs and
children were Influential members of
French society. It la quite true that In
the United States I never noticed that
close and sentimental intimacy be
tween human beings and quadrupeds
so frequently seen In France. Ameri
can life Is so active, so desperately
crowded, either usefully or socially,
that perhaps It does not,permlt the loss
of time Inevitably brought about by
friendly Intercourse "with a dog. As
for children, I believe that their Impor
tance is equally great In all countries;
but It asserts itself In a more noisy man
ner In America than anywhere else.
Everything is sacrificed to them, for
they represent the future, which is all
that counts in a country whose past, is
very short, and whose present is a pe
riod of high-pressure development. Yet
no one must suppose that, before pre
senting an apology for French children,
I Intend to malign American children,
as certain travelers have taken the lib
erty of doing very thoughtlessly, al
though they had met them only on
steamships, cars, or at hotels, enjoying
a holiday with that buoyancy which is
the characteristic mark of the whole
race. I have known some who were
very well brought" up, even from our
point of view, and among those who
were not I have admired precocious
sense, vivacity of mind, quiet determi
nation, and capacity for self-government,
qualities which I should wish' for
all ours. Century.
Ice by a New Machine.
There has of late been a large demand
for ice machines of small capacity spe
cially adapted for use In villages, or In
large establishments at a distance from
the town supply. A new form of such
a machine is constructed to make 10
cwt of ice in 24 hours. . It Is worked on
the ammonia absorption ayeteui, and
operated by steam. It cons lata of two
steel cylindrical ammonia heaters. In
closed In steel casings, and containing
coils of iron pipes. These cylinders are
charged with a solution of ammonia,
one charge being enough for twelve
months working. The machine Is sup
plied with steam by a two horse power
boiler, at a pressure of 45 pounds, the
average cost of fuel being al-out five
cents an hour. The. machine can also
be arranged to work -in combination
with a gas-fired boiler, and with super
heated steam. By the addition 'of an
agitator the machine will produce what
Is known as crystalline ice, wnlle tha
generating portion of the plant can be
adapted for cooling and refrigerating
purposes of all kinds. At the machine
has no moving parts there is a mini
mum of wear and tear, and no founds
Hons are required.
The easiest men for the women to
capture are those who have exagger
ated ideas of honor.-- .
Gladness Comes
With a better understanding of the
transient nature of the many phys
ical ills which vanish before proper ef
f or tsgentle efforts pleasant efforts
rightly directed. There is comfort in
the knowledge, that so many forms of
sickness are not due to any actual cl is
ease, but simply to a constipated condi
tion of the system, which the pleasant
family laxative, Syrup of Figs, prompt
ly removes. That is why it is the only
remedy with millions of families, and is
everywhere esteemed so highly by all
who value good health. Its beneficial
effects are due to the fact, that it is the
one remedy which, promotes internal,
cleanliness without debilitating the
organs on which it acts. It is therefore
all important, in order to get its bene
ficial effects, to note when yon pur
chase, that yon have the genuine arti
, cle, which is manufactured by the Cali
fornia Fig Syrup Co. only and sold by
all reputable druggists.
If in the enjoyment of good health,
and the system is regular, laxatives or
other remedies are then not needed. If
afflicted with any actual disease, one
may be commended to the most skillful
physicians, but if in need of a laxative,
one should have the best, and with the
well-informed everywhere, Syrup of
figs stands highest and is most largely
feed and gives most general satisfaction.
Blood Poison,
Contagious B'ood Poison has been ap
propriately called the curse of mankind.
It is the one disease that physicians can
not cure; their mercurial aud potash
remedies only bottle up the poison in
the system, to surely break forth in a
more virulent form, resulting in a total
wreck of the system.
Mr. Frank B. Martin, a prominent
jeweler at 926 Pensylvania Ave., Wash-
I was for a long
time under treat
merit of two of
the best physi
cians of this city,
for a severe case
of blood 'poison,
but my condition
grew worse all
the while, not
withstanding the
(fact that they
charged me three
Jr'hnnrirMl ni1 lare
vV My mouth was
filled witn eating sores; my tongue was
almost eaten away, so that for three
months I was unable to taste any rolid
food. My hair was coming out rapidly,
and I was in a horrible fix. I had tried
various treatments, and was nearly dis
couraged, when m. friend recommended
S.S.S. After T had taken four bottles, I
began to get better, and when I had
finished eighteen 1xttles, I was cured
sound and well, my skin was without a
blemish, and I have had no return of
the disease. S.S.S.saved me from a life
of misery." ' S.S.S. guaranteed purely
vegetable) will cure any case of blood
POHOD. jsooki on me disease
and its treat
ment.' maiiea
iree Dy swin
Specific Co.,
Atlanta. Ga.
Its wearing qualities are unsurpassed, actually
outlasting two hoxea of any other brand. Free
bom Animal Oils. OKT THE GKNCIHJE.
and Dealers generally.
"Just Dent Fool Wall,"
mrm the Ob Tataar to use.
Only On for a Doss.
Bold by Prusslns a gSO. a baa
Sample mailed free Addraaa
C. esawko tied. Co. Foil. r.
tmm m
fin ura '
Recozntxed Him.
"Friend, these are awjul roads you've
got in this neighborhood. Why don't
you repair them?"
" 'Cause they're so muddy we
"Well, why don't you do It when
they're dry?". ... . '
" 'Cause they don't need it then." .
"Say, when did you move away
from Arkansaw?"
What the Farmers VTtinU ,- .
Chicago Times-Herald: Among the
numerous subjects discussed by the
national farmers' congress at Indian
apolis, the question of good roads easily
transcended all others in importance
to the agricultural Interests of this
country. The farmer is .the natural
promoter . of good roads. The cities
and towns build the highways with
the corporation funds raised by taxa
tion, but the country road falls upon
the farmer. He Is also the chief ben-'
eficiary, and if he will not lead In ag
gressive agitation ' for modern scien
tific road building It Is useless to ex
pect the movement to advance. Good
roads have paid for themselves- :-in
Europe; they have also yielded big re
turns In New Jersey, North Carolina,
Alabama, "Massachusetts and- New
York. It, ha 3 been estimated by the
bureau of road Inquiry at Washington
that it now costs the American farm
er an average of $3 per ton to market
his products. . It is calculated that
with such country highways as are in
use in England and France this cost
would be reduced to. $1 per ton. This
cost is not a matter of cash expendi
ture, but represents the value of the
time, labor and effort on the part of
man and beast in hauling crops to the
market. Upon this basis of calculation
it is easy to estimate what the farm
ers of Wisconsin might save In one
year on their crop of oats, which,
amounts to a million tons, if they had
smooth and solid country highways. '
Good Roads in India.
India is a land of good roads. Be
tween all the larger' towns well-shaded
macadamized roads are to be found.
The average city pavements of Chica
go, St. Paul or New York are not as
good as these long stretches of well
built roads, with thelr'culverts of solid
stone masonry, and their ' whitewash
ed milestones shining' like solitary
monuments in the hot- sun. There Is
an enormous outlay of money and la
bor in blasting and buttressing, macad
amizing these roads; but in. develop-'
ing the agricultural and commercial
interests of the mountain regions they
are worth all and more than they
cost The inner -ranges of the Hima
layas furnish perfect climate and soil
for the production of tea and all the
fruits of the temperate zone. Hun
dreds Qf thousands of acres of tea
plants have been put out since these
cart roads, as they are commonly call
ed, were built. Thousands of English
men are employes In managing these
estates, and all their supplies of food,
building material and machinery are
brought to them, and all the products
of the estates are carted out to the va
rious terminals. Cart drivers haul by
weight and can make from 50 cents to
$1 a day, A day's journey going up
hill,' loaded, is from eight to ten miles.
Going down from fifteen to twenty.
Epworth Herald.
A Fight with Torpedo Boats.
During the visit of the members of
parliament to Portsmouth a naval offi
cer told an amusing story of last year's
naval maneuvers. While the warships
were stationed In Lough Foyle there
was an alarm of a torpedo attack at
night. Instantly the guns opened fire
and blazed away at the torpedo boat.
The next morning the admiral request
ed each captain to send In a report of
the number of torpedo boats he had
seen and the quantity of ammunition he
had -expended. The reports were Inter
esting. Some of the officers had seen
six torpedo boats, some four, others
three and others two. Only one cap
tain declared that he had seen no tor
pedo boat and had fired no shot. The
others, however, had used an enor
mous quantity of ammunition. It turn
ed out that there had not been a tor
pedo boat within thirty miles of the
lough, and the torpedo boats seen from
the ships were In truth- a single coal
Exactly. . - -
A teacher relates the following Inci
dent of a boy's quick thought He had
asked the meaning of the word miss.
"To miss," I told him, "is the same as
to fail. You shoot at a bird or at a mark
and do not hit it; you miss it. You go to
a tailor's for a coat, and your coat fits
badly; it is a misfit. You hope to enter
the middle class next year, but you can
not pass the examination, and so you
miss the promotion."
His face wore a puzzled air, and he
shook his head.
"Then," said I, "there is another mean
ing of miss. We call a married woman
madam, but an unmarried woman
. His face brightened. He smiled and
"Ah, I see," said he; "she has missed
her man." r
A Very Strajute Night.
A traveler at a Pennsylvania Inn, got
out of his bed one night to see what
sort of weather it was, but instead of
looking out into the open air, thrust
his head through the glass window of
a cupboard. "Landlord," he shouted,
"what sort of weather do you call this?;
The night is as dark as Egypt, -and
smells of cheese."
A n Innocent Reply. '
He (well born but not well bred,
ponipouslyh-It takes six generations,
you know, to make a gentleman.
She (innocently) Yes. What a pity
that it only takes one to unmake him.
New York Times.
Cleared Ur.
Crosby I understand that old Casn
ley's daughter has eloped with bis
coachman. - -
Gregory What! Why, she was en
gaged to marry me!
Crosby Oh, then, that accounts foe
It, Cleveland Leader.
Cholly Do you think it very wicked
in me to bet on the races? Ethel No
not If you patronize some poor book
maker who really needs the money.
2Iorsenet Boo a 'a of n BTilitary Force
Both fmalland IfBc'eat.
, The smallest Independent state In
Europe is neither the rtiicipfilily of
Monaco, with its population o'fi J2.000
souls, nor the republic of St. Martin,
with its 8,000 inhabitants, nor that of
Andorav'cotttalnihgrorily 6jOGO 'citizens
but MoresneC with a population of
scarcely 1,200 souls. . Moresnet. which
Is thoroughly autonomous. Is situated
on the Germano-Belgian frontier, about
half way between Verviers and Alx-la-Chapelle.
It lies in a picturesque
valley, rwatered by Jhe, JJtfle river
How Moresnet has maintained its
independence has just been explained
to a French journalist by: -u3elgian
minister In farfs.? TbeV commune of
Moresnet, as It existed Under jthe em
pire, was, after the retreat' of the
French in the early years of the cen
tury, administered exclusively by the
Parisian authorities till 1817. At that
time it was divided intot three parts, in
virtue of the treaty of' June 26, 1810.
The principal portion was annexed to
Holland, another portion was annexed
to Prussia, and the third portion, sit
uated between 'the. other'two,- formed
the neutral territory, It' contained fhe
calamine establishment of the Veille
Montague, and the importance of that
establishment, which now produces
yearly some -25,000,000-.: kilograms of
ore and furnishes Europe with about
60 per cent;, of the zinc It employs, ren
dered It Impossible for the negotiators
to come to . an understanding concern
ing that fraction of the frontier. It,
Indeed, seems unlikely that a decision
concerning It will be taken for a long
time, as tag governments of potn liet!
inany andiiBelglum claim possession of
the mines of the "old mountain." That
:1a why that piece of contested terri
tory has, for the last eighty years? pre
served its neutral character and its po
litical Independence.
Prussia and Belgium have each, a
commissary, whose duty it: is to Inter
vene In case of difficulties arising, but
that Is a purely formal suzerainty.. The
Belgian representative is tt the pres
ent moment M. Bleytnesy, subprefect
of-Verviers, and-that of Prussia Coun
selor Gulcher. The supreme chief
of this minute republic is M. Schmetz,
who contents himself with the title of
burgomaster, and has occupied that
post since, 1884. The Ideal taxation of
about 6 francs per head, .nevertheless.
suffices to provide a subvention for the
school and for the repairing of the
roads. Moresnet has one soldier, who
wears a splendid uniform, to preserve
order. As there are no tribunals in the
territory -law cases have to be; tried
alternately at verviers ana Aix-ia-
Chapelle. London Standard. ;.
- Opening the Olympic Games.
The crown prince, taking his stand In
the arena, facing the king, then made
a short speech, in which he touched
upon the origin of the enterprise, and
the'obstacles surmounted in bringing it
to fruition. Addressing the king, he
asked him to proclaim the opening of
the Olytnpic games, and the king, ris
ing, declared them opened. . It was: a
thrilling' moment. Fifteen hundred and
two years before the Emperor Theodo
sius had suppressed the Olympic
games, thinking, no doubt, that In abol
ishing this hated survival of paganism
he was furthering the cause of progress;
and here was a Christian monarch,
amid the applause, of an assemblage
composed almost exclusively of Chris
tians, announcing the formal annul
ment of the imperial decree; while a
few feet away stood .the archbishop of
Athens, and Pere Didon, the celebrated
Dominican preacher, who, in bis Easter
sermon In the Catholic cathedral the
day before, had paid an eloquent trib
ute to pagan Greece. When' the king
had resumed his seat, the Olympic ode,
written, for the occasion by the Greek
composerSamara,' was sting by a cho
rus of one hundred and fifty voices.
Once before music had been associated
with the revival of the Olympic games.
The Chinese Are Self-Helpful.
' The percentage of foreigners in out
hospitals, asylums and penal institu
tions Is overwhelming. - But the Chin
ese make little call upon us for philan
thropy, and that only for medical help.
Little by little these people are coming
to see the superiority of our medicalj
treatment, and In cases of Severe sick J
ness they will sometimes turn to our
hospitals for help. But they ask no oth
er aid from us. If a Chinaman needs
any monetary assistance, his country
men help him without - burdening our
public philanthropies. It is not uncom
mon for the men of one clan, or friends
from different clans, to band together
to establish a loan fund, every man
giving so much toward It week by week
This Is loaned to needy men. without
security or interest; and when repaid
It is loaned again, and thus many '9
man Is carried through a sickness 01
set up in business, and outsiders are
none the wiser. Century. -
The Resort Courteous.
Lord Russell's visit to America re
minds the London Chronicle of an an
cient story. It says that during Lord
Russell's previous tour in this country
with Lord Coleridge, he came In con
tact with many members of the bar.
Including Mr. Evarts. It was while
walking with Mr. Evarts one day along
the banks of a stream that his atten
tion was called to a point at which
Washington, according to tradition,
had thrown a dollar right across. The
water was wide, and Lord Russell
looked doubtfuL
"You know a dollar went further In
those days than It goes now," the
American lawyer blandly Insinuated.
"Ah," said Lord Russell, quite equal
to the occasion, "and it may have been
easy enough to Washington; It Is well
known that he threw a sovereign across
the Atlantic."
Bat Hal
Mr. Floorwalker Why Is a baby suf
fering with colic like a conservatory?
" Mrs. Floorwalker Because they are
Just too sweet for anything,
Mr. Floorwalker Naw; they are both
full of windy panes. Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
People who eat the most usually think
the least.
Roasting Schilling's Best
tea in San Francisco costs
more than roasting other tea
in China or Japan, but it
makes tea better.
You don't have to pay
the difference though. It
comes out of our profits.
We make money in giv
ing up profits. : Queer! -
A Schilling A Company
111 M oil V T
: t '.
OW, Mary, I have spoken V
Mr. Peel threw himself back
in his chair as if that settled
the matter once for all. --- .- h '
"I beard you, dear," sweetly respond
ed Mrs. Peel; "and now, listen to me.
I have accepted Herr Schmidt's offer,
and he will enter. the adjoining bouse
as tenant to-morrow."
- "Not If I know It, madam!" shouted
Phlneas, jumping from his chair and
bringing his fist down on the table.
"Do you think I am going to have Rhyd
cottage turned" into a menagerie, -.aiid.
my garden into a bowling wilderness?
The house may remain tenantless for
ever; but Herr Schmidt and his mon
atrosttles gtrall not .-enter-there." ..
"Herr Schmidt.' my dear, is inefelyi.a
naturalist." . .
"I know It!" stormed Phineas. "J've
heard of these plaguey naturalists be-;
fore. I've no desire to come downstairs
some fine morning to find a ring-tailed
monkey fitting on the window sill, act;
ing is iofcrea wlrile the kangaroosand
crocodiles, play leap-frog over the flower
beds. No, madam!. No naturalists for
Pbjneas Peel!".; , r ':'
Pretty Mrs. 'Peel never allowed her
temper to get the better of her. She
laughed softly at her husband's fears,
and did not alter ;her determination iu
the least. ' : ''-;.-'",.
"Has It slipped your memory, Phln
eas." she asked., 'that Rhyd cottage is
a portion of my. property?, jfl choose
to let it to a naturalist even though he
be a foreigner I am perfectly justified
in doing' so." ; . V
.. This was -true enough., and Phineas'
calmed down'. ' - - ''
"Herr Schmidt's collection of- 'mon
strosities.' as you call It." went on Mrs.
Peel, "probably contains nothing more
dangerous than a. death's head moth in
a bottle. ' Anyhow,'! Uave no Intention
.to" disappoint him."
"But 1
"You wilL treat him .with the respect
due from one gentleman to another,
Phinfeas,", :Broke in . Mrs. PeeL "And
now, dear, we'll dismiss the subject." -
:-;PJiineas; Peel; was -though at times
be doubted it a lucky fellow. He had
carried off a yoUng-and handsome wom
an from a host of suitors.
Why Mary Marsden bad chosen to be
stow her hand and fortune on. such a
plain, everyday sort of fellow as the di
minutive Phineas Peel was -always a
mystery to her acquaintances. The
wedding was an accomplished fact be
fore her relatives had-recovered from .
the shock caused by the announcement
of , her engagement!. ,
Mary appeared to be happy enough.
too. Phineas, taken as a whole, was
H6t a bad sort of fellow. He was jeal
ous, that was true, but his wife came
to regard that; as an extra proof of his,
Had the.proposed tenant of Rhyd cot
tage been anaged, decrepit, broken
down -old" man, Phineas would have
stretched out the right hand of fellow
ship. But alas! Herr Schmidt " was
young and handsome--far too., hand
some, Phineas thought.
Very well, Mary," said Phineas, fak
ing bis hat from the peg and making
for the door, "you have overruled me as
usual, and must be prepared for the
consequences. In less than a week we
Bhall have the house and garden- over
run with every conceivable variety of
reptile from the beastly lizard' to the
boa constrictor." '
And Phineas stalked - indignantly
forth - with the merry laughter of his
wife ringing In bis ears."
A month or more had passed, and so
far the fears of Phineas .proved to be
groundless. Herr Schmidt's "monstros
ities" had been kept well within bounds.
and as. yet Mr. Peel had not. seen eo
much, as a strange caterpillar In' his
garden, which never looked better. .
However, he was not happy. He had
taken an aversion to the new tenant
from the first, and would never be sat
isfied until he had got rid of him.
"Confound the fellow," muttered
Phineas one evening, as he sat on an
upturned bucket behind the peasticks.
he's prowling about on the other side
of the hedge again. Hope he won't
catch sight of me, for I'm about tired
of his oily tongue and eternal smile.
Hullo! what the deuce Is the meaning
of this?"
Down the garden path tripped Mrs.
PeeL The naturalist was evidently ex
pecting her, and greeted her with a
smile that almost brought tears into the
eyes of the furious Phineas.
Good efeving," he said. . "Yon vos
joost a leetle later -r V.
It was soon evident that this was not
the first chat indulged in over the boun
dary hedge. Though Phineas strained
his ears, he could not catch the drift of
the conversation. Like a flash be re
membered that Mary had often of late
taken a stroll In the garden at dusk.
Was this the explanation? '-. S
Phineas had been glaring at the cou
ple from behind the peasticks for ten
minutes or so, when he saw bis wife
take a rosebud from his favorite tree
and hand It over the hedge with a
charming smile to the delighted Herr
Schmidt. .Then, with a pleasant "good
nightr Mrs. Peel tripped lightly into
the nouse.
"You villain!" hissed Phineas, sav
agely, jumping from his seat and shak
ing his fist after the retreating figure
In the next garden, "I'll pay you for
The rage of Mr. Peel was something
to be remembered. Nothing but blood.
he vowed, would obliterate his wrongs.
But be would smile and smile and mur
der while he smiled.' Seizing a peastick
he tragically buried It In the. heart of
an unoffending cabbage, and played
havoc with a stately row of sunflowers.
Half an hour later Mary saw him
take down an old-fashioned" duck gun
from the hook In the hall.
There's a German vulture In the
neighborhood." he volunteered. Impres
sively, "and I'm going to bag him at the
first opportunity."
However, as nothing short of an
earthquake would have Induced the old
gun to go off In any circumstance and
Phineas had made assurances doubly
sure by dropping in the shot first and
powder afterward the "vulture" In
question was not likely to be seriously
damaged, and Mary contented herself
with expressing a. hope that ber hus
band would not hurt himself.
On the following evening Phineas
took up bis old position In the garden.
T'PNI A WT -: w
A - AW A -, . ili
with .murder in hls.heart Herr Schmidt,
howeves, did. not put in an appearance
After waiting some time, Phineas re
entered 'the house and reared his duck
gun up Jn the hall in a conspicuous po
sition. - ' : :: iX-i; ;.';''-.;-.;;'; v
He hJd a-lm'ost decided; to run up to
town and consult .his. brother .John', the
detectlvSe. with ; a. ; Tie w .to haying 'the
movements -of Herr.' Schmidt "watched,
when '-he was'startifed'by'the Click of:
the leje'r box.;, ' :i :' ' "'-': -;
A sciap "of paper1 lay on i the matl
Picking, it 'u'p, "Phineas glanced -at it,,
turned "deadly pale, then hurried into
the garden. " Scribbled in lead pencil
on. dirty paper was the following: .
"Peel has discovered everything. We
have" not a moment to lose and ' must
clear out to-night. The front '-door , is
pnsafe. Will meet you at. the back
iOOJSharp." ' ; -'- :;r ; !
There signature,-. ". . . .
"Good gracious!" ejaculated Phineas,
After,; reading .the. note for the third
time."; "I d no idea matters had gone'
so far Oh, yes, Mr. Schmidt," he add
ed grimly.' "I'll; meet you at i 10 0
sharpy "' -
. It was about 10:45, and raining ,heav-i
lly. '"-Phineas Peel; seated on .a well
overlooking the back, of Rhyd cottage,'
with bis duck gun laid across bis knees,
wai beginning 'to feel uncomfortable;
"The note said; 10:30,". he murteredv
"It must be after that time now. What's
thafr. ' '''' "
Phineas ; had Caught the' sound'" of
heavy feet moving cantlously over the
gravel. He grasped his gun' and peered
Into, the 'gloom,- but could distinguish
Suddenly ; he beard voices, evidently
at the front of.the house,. He.was about
to quit his position, under .the impres
sion that Herr Schmidt was leaving by
the front door after alt when one of
the back windows was cautiously rais-ed-'&nd
the" lithe form of the naturalist
dropped lightly to. the ground. . ..
Creeping along the side of-the.-wall on
w&ich Phineas lay, he presented an ex
cellent mark."? Mr. PeeL however, could
nebring. himself to shoot a mail down
in.rcold blood.. He would give him a
chance. . '' '. . V!
''Stop, ymi scoundrel!" he shouted.
'-The effect of the challenge was
scarcely what Phineas bad anticipated.
Herr Schmidt darted forward and seiz
ed the -barrel of the gun.
. He was much the stronger of the two,
and Phineas was pulled from the wall
in a twinkling. Lying on the brond of
his back on the gravel, in a half -dazed
condition., he 6a w. the tall form of
Schmidt standing over him with the
gun raised. '':".
"Keep your tongue still, you fooL" he
hissed, "or? 111 brain you. Now, quick,
help me over the wall." .
Phineas hesitated, but the threaten
ing attitude of the other induced him
to rise. However, he had no intention
Of giving in. ."
Obeying his instructions, he caught
bold of Schmidt's foot to give him "a
leg up." Before the naturalist could
grip the top of the wall, however. Phin
eas saw his opportunity.
Bracing himself for the effort, he ex
erted all his 'strength and pulled
Schmidt bodily from the wall. . He fell
flat on his face, and before be could re
cover himself Phineas jumped on his
back and seized him around the thront.
emitting a yell that would have done in
finite credit to a Sioux Indian.
The next moment Phineas was drag
ged off from behind and found himself
in the clntches of a burly member of
the police force; '
Four or five others seized Schmidt,
who struggled in vain to free himself.
"What am' I arrested for?" gasped
Phineas. -"There's your man." ..
Phineas would no doubt have been
led off with the other prisoner but for
the timely arrival on the scene of the
last person In 'the world he had expect
ed to see his brother J.ohn!
"Here," What on earth Is the meaning
of all this?" be demanded when, as the
result of John Peel's interference, he
found himself free. -
John stayed behind a minute or. two
to explain that Herr Schmidt, the "nat
uralist," :and Edward Harper the no
torious forger, who had defied new
Scotland yard for the past six weeks
were one and the same.
"It was a smart dodge 'of "Harper's."
said John Peel, "and he might have got
clear away but for that clever wife of
yours, Phineas. Mary suspected the
man from the first and supplied nie
from time to time with valuable infor
mation. . It Is to her entirely that the
credit of the capture is due. Tell her
I'll call around and thank her myself to
morrow. By-the-bye, the gang of which
be is the bead, got wind of our inten
tions, and a man was dispatched with
a warning. Harper doesn't appear to
have received it."
i .Then Phineas . began to understand
things a little more clearly v.
' "1 suppose this will be it." "he re
marked, producing the note and band
ing it to his brother. "You ste. the mes
senger left It at the wrong door, and I
er I thought I might as well see -the
For some little time after Phineas
was of the opinion that be had made a
foot of himself. Lately, however, he
has taken a different view of the mat
ter, and is never tired of relating how
he literally "dropped on" Harper, the
forger, alias Schmidt, the naturalist,
next door.-Cassell's Saturday J0urn.1L
Joan of Arc's Devotion to trie Kin?.
For her king, who. had so cowardly
abandoned ber, she retained a passion
ate worship. He was the personifica
tion of France; he was her banner. One
day during the trial Guillaume Ever
ard accused the King of France of
heresy, whereat, trembling with indig
nation, Joan cried out "By my faith,
sire, with all Teverence due to you. I
dare say and swear, under peril of
life, that he is the most Christian of ail
Christians, he who best loVes the law
and the church; he Is not what you
say." In such a cry we feel that she
uttered all her heroic souL Century. '
' - The Teat.
"I do not believe that I have a true
friend In the world."
"So you have been trying to borrow
money, too, have you7" Truth. ,
- Don't go to a novel for tragedy; look
at -the expense account of a poor man
whom the Lord has blessed with a
txtta family.
Beset with Dancers from Without and
' " Treachery Within the Camp. f
He ;ls neither a bandit nor a highwayr
man, 'a disturber of the-peace nor, ;n;
respect to formularies 'Other-: than the
,revenue statutes, a Jawbreaker. Ijeast
of all, perhaps, Is he a desperado. With
in , a . month of . the present writing a
traveler on-one of the.'T.enriesSee rail
ways entered ' the smoking Tear "of " the
train." In the rear seat sat an offices la
charge of a "covey"' of moonshiners,
hushed by him on the mohntala.the.
night before. : There were twelve . the
taiy. . They.ibad yielded .without re
feistance to one. jiian, and, most' sipguiar
fircumstance' of , all Tin the 'South,' the
deputy had' not' 'foufid .ijr-nefcessary to
put them in" frous." '' ! f '"' ''
: . At their trial " the niembers' of . this
party will: doubtless-plead: .gujlty,-to-q
man, ' though ai Hi tie ..hard, . swearing
Would probably,, clear.-; jihem.
They; will;;fer;;merfiy or. tor.' light
sentences and .those .of, tbeni' who prom-'
48 amendment' ;m(Mt''kex''neiel'
be .ftga.iuroug'ht' in on thesahife Charge;
for .the mountaineer-is 'prone to keep
'his promise. ' v:'! .:
"'. A veneraTde judge, :in: whom judicial
Severity is tempered by;ft generous ad;
"nuxturc;of .loving kindness; aud mercy,
and if whose: humane decisions "'have
made his name a word to conjure with
among the dwellers in the waste places,
tells a story which emphasizes ' the
promise-keeping' trait in the' mountain
character. - A hardened ' sinner; , of the
stills", whose first and second offenses
'were already recorded against him, was
on"ee again. brought to book by the vigi-'
lance of the revenue, jmeh. As an old
"offender, .who had 'neither" promised Hoi
repented, . it was likely to" 'go hard With
nira, arid he begged hot fdf liberty, but
for a commutation of his sentence,
whieii would send .him. to; Jail instead
of the penitentiary, promising .that, so
long as t'ae judge remained upon , the
bench be would' neither: Jnake" nor med
dle, with illicit whisky. -'Ji " ''""'
." He won his case arid war sent' to jail
for a' term of eleven months.' 'This was
in summer, and six months later, When
the first snows-began : to; powder the
bleak .summits of Chilhowee,- the judge
receiv.ed-a letter from-the convict. It
was a simple-hearted petition for '4
'"furiougb'-Vpf . ten days, pathetic and
eloquent in . its prim i ti ve English' and
quaint misspelling. ' , Would the goo-T
fudge let him' off for just ten: days?
Winter was coming on, and bis wife
and. children were alone, in ..the. cabin
on the mountain,- with no pne to make
provision; for: their wants... .He- would
not overstay, the time, and he would
."ceftKln shore". come back. ;.'"'" ' "
'' His petition' was" gran ted, krid, true
to his word, the'' mountaineer 'returned
oh the tenth da.y; and -gave himself up
io the sheriff.' He'servedSbe remainder
of his sentence,- and, after hhrrelease,
kept his. pledge to the judge, as long as
he remained pn-the bench. Lippincott'i
Magazine. . . .
Jrom Tie hard times people will reap,
lessons of experience, learning how to ast
with more care in business and how to ap
ply remedies for the stringency of such
times. With more care we will have less
accidents, and much less suffering if-we
know the true remedy. In the held and
work-shop, indeed in all activities, sprains
and bruises happen and bring the hard
times of pain and suffering. Experience
teaches that it is always hast to get the
best remedy, which is the cheapest in the
end. Experience, points to St. Jacobs Oil
as without question the best remedy for
such mishaps, being the surest and-prompt-est
cure. Suffering brings hard times
even in prosperity. The best remedy for
it is the surest way out of them.
Seventy-two raoes inhabit the earth
and use 8,004 different'tongues. There
are about' i, 000 religions.
- - .
State of Ohio, City or Toledo, I
0 Lucas County,
- Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is the
senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney & Co.,
doing business in the city of Toledo, County
and State aforesaid, and that said firm will pay
the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for
each andevery case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in my
presence, this 6th day of December, A. D. 181.
j seal J
Notarv Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and
acts directly on the blood and mucous surface
of the system. Send for testimonials, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists. 75c. :.
Hall's Family Fills are the hest.
A telephone exchange has been estab
lished in Kioto, Japan, and is said to
have proved a great success. - It is
under government control.
I believe my prompt use of Piso's Curs
prevented quick consumption. Mrs. Lu
cy Wallace, Marquette, Kans., Dec. 12, '95.
A new species of giraffe has been dis
eovernd in Africa. ,
Many : poor- family that seeks the western
wilds in the hope of winning a fortune, is lire
served from tftat in&idious ioe of the emigrant
and frontiersman chills and fever by Ho.--tetter's
Stomach Bitters. So effectually dos
that incomparable medicinal de.enne for i y
the system against the combined influence of
a malarious atmosphere and miasma-tainted
water, that protected by it the pioneer, the
miner or the tourist provided with it,, may
safely encounter the danger.
.. Immense deposits of asbestos have
been discovered in the Ferris range oi
mountains in Carbon count v. Wyoming.
There is no substitute lor thorough
going, ardent and sincere earnest.
Railroad Speed in Germany.
Germany has made some bold experi
ments at railroad speed od the line be
tween Berlin and Gorlitz. The best
performance was sixty-five and three
fourths "miles, which was twelve miles
better than the highest speed of the
fastest German train, the Berlin-Hamburg
lightning express, which does
177 miles In three and one-half hours.
Ordinarily German express trains make
tor ty -eight and one-half miles nn honr
two ounce bag;" and
coupons inside each four
ounce bag of Blackwell's
Durham. - Buy a bag of
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Pai he's Celery : Compound Was the Onlji
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The essential difference between
Paine' 8 oelery .pomponnd , and the be-
wildering number of 'sarsnparillas arid
nervines that its success has brought
into existence is that Paine's celery
compound furnishes jast the appropri
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and securely builds up the system
against disease, while the unscientific
remedies confuse and add to the de
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. Paine's elery compound not only
relieves, but - effectively and perma
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. The most permanent and direct cure
for debility, nervous, weakness, lan
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pound. The rasping, irritating effect
of a badly nourished .nervous system
upon all the organs1 of the body ceases
when this medicine, is used. -.-
Paine's oelerv comnound is the most
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and restorer known to medical science. '; ter health ever since, and have feltbef-
The .tired, worn-out sufferer, who is
riot advancing'' toward- health,- is fall-1
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headache and the constant pain in the; ,
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J. . . .. M il T Ji ; A .
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Handkerchiefs for
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Many thousand dollars
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inn i s r .3
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there is nothing to be' compared for a
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' Prof. Edward E. Phelps;1 M.; D..: LL.
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Paine's celery compound. . -.
If you are out of health or despond- '
ent because of repeated trials of other
remedies, take a fresh start. The brae
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Here is the experience like that of
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Hay den, tff Marion, Ind.:
"Before commencing the use of
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by many doctors, and tried many rem
edies, but did hot get any better. .1
seemed to be all broken down. I was
tired all the time, and my constitution
seemed to be giving out ' ' -i
. I weighed only -1 15 pounds last fall
when I commenced using Paine's oel
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months I weitrhed 124 sounds, an nn-
ter this summer than I have for years."
. "My little daughter was.. away-from
home on a visit, and came home look
ing as if she had bad a hard- sickness.
1 went right a way and got her a bet- "
tl) of Paine's celery compound, and she
baa bad better health since than she
ever had in ber life, eats hearty and
is growing fast." '
There is no woman, who, in justice
to herself, can fail to take Paine's cel-
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under similar oirnum-
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; Ladii-s'Natural
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Ladies fioodyear welt
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