THE FLOWERY ALOHEJWST. Irtat, oh. hUtti My pcottv piUnywitKf rtnlot, Tliy moony oiimvlt .inoovor; lift Mint bond of tellon Hky, And my Up two more Pll wtd itffnlnM, tJiD tfmv ball ttf tiiiiw , -Hint, ok, htatf Boatoafr wtitapor saitl, DmkiriuMili a iiwoflMirlnr nhadn. 1 ChMHi trtio lady blniwom'ii lorwd Nw tlin flowery Atolmmtac, MinatnR, ay, lulxlRifhitf fatto-w, . Hie wtiilmtt bno to bUu mhI tbUmv. TTto, oh. hfHtl , My pretty pale ynnng vlelnil Cllowworm'ft HuhtultiK blhttl m Wlmn I lnavo my biulSt iwnbraoe, Wlwiu I tmltoroiiRly fnrgoi, Thy omilmu baby's grace. Btst, eh, hiatl Tfw very timet atfcht he told the tale To a Main II ly of tbe vnje, And tlie poor younff vtolnt. dint of shame. Oh, flo, thmi flownry Alulinnilfltl Tluiu ntiiiKins. Ray, ti.t.rlfrulnft follow, "Hum wildtwt boo in blank aiul ynllowl -Thorna Lorett Boddoea FOLLOWING THE SEA. At the time of "tbe great earthquake of flfi," niiid Mr. Swiddlor William Swiilcilnr, of Calaveras I was at Arlca, Pom. I have not a map by mo, and am not certain that Arica is not in Chili, bnt It can't make much difference; thorn was earthquake all along there. Snm Baxter van with us: I think he bad gone from Sun Francisco to make a railway or something. On the morning of the 'quaku, Bam and I had gone down to the beach to bathe. We had shed our boon and began to moult, whon there ira a slight tremor of the earth, an if the elephant who supports it was pushing upward, or lying down and getting up again. Next, the surges, which were flattening themselves npon the sand and dragging away such trifles as they could lay hold of, Ixigan racing out seaward, as if they had received it dispatch that some body was not expected to live. This was needless, for we did not expect to live. When the aea had receded entirely out of sight wn started after it, for, it will be remembered, we bad come to bathe, and bathing without some kind of water is not refreshing in a hot climate. For the first four or five miles the walking was very difficult, although the grade was tolerably steep. The ground was soft; there were tangled forests of seaweed, old rotten ships, rusty anchors, hnman skeletons and a multitude of tilings to impede the pedestrian. The floundering eliurks bit onr legs as we toiled past them, and we were constantly slipping down, upon the flat fish strewn about like orange peel on a sidewalk. 8am, too, had stuffed his shirt front with nob a woight of doubloons from tbe wreck of an old galleon that I had to help him across all the worst places. It was very dispiriting, Presently, away on the western hori zon, I saw the sea coming back. It oc curred to me then that it did not wish it to come buck. A tidal wave is nearly always wet, au,d 1 was now a good way from home, with no means of making a fire. The same was true of 8am, but he did not appear to think of it in that way. lie stood quite still a moment with his eyes fixed on the advancing line of water; then turned to tne, saying very earnestly: "Tell yon what, William, I never wanted a ship so bud from the cradle to the gravel I would give m-o-r- for a hip more than for all the railways and turnpikes you could scare up! I'd give more than a hundred, thousand, million dollars! I would I'd give nil I'm worth for just one little shipl" To show how lightly he could part with his wealth, he lifted bis shirt out of bis trousers, unbosoming himself of Ms doubloons, which tumbled about hia feet, a golden storm By this ti e the tidal wave was olose upon os. tad that a wavel It was one solid green wall of water, higher than Niagara Falls, stretching as far as we could see to right and left, without a aieak in its towering front! It was by no means clear what we onght to do, The moving wall showed no projections ar menus of which the most daring climber could hope to reacjh the top. There was no ivy: there were no window ledges. Stay! there was the lightning rod! So, there wasn't any lightning rod. Of course notl Looking despairingly npward, I mads a tolerably good beginning at thinking of all the mean actions I bad wrought in the flesh, when I saw projecting beyond the crest of the wave a ship's bowsprit, with a man sitting on it reading a news paper! Thank fortune, we were saved! Falling npon our knees with tearful gratitude, we got up again and ran ran as fast as we could, I suspect; for now the whole forepart of the ship budged through the water just abovo onr heads, and might lose its balauoe any moment. If we bad only brought along our um brella.! I shouted to the man on the bowsprit to drop ns a line. He merely replied that bis oorronpondenoe was already very onerous, and be hadn t any pen and ink. Then I told him I wanted to get aboard. He said I would find on on the bench, about three leagues to the south'ard, where the Nanoy Tucker went shore. At these renlies I was disheartened. It was not so much that the man with held assistance as that he made puns. Presently, howevor, b folded his news paper, put it oaref uUy away In his nook- ot, wont and got a line and let it down to ns just as wo were about to give up the race. Sam made a luuge at it and gotit I laid hold of his legs, the end of the rope was passed abont the capstan, and as soon as tho men on board had had a little grog we were hauled up. I can as-' sure you that it was no fine experience, to go np in that way, close to the smooth, vertical front of water, with the whales! tnmbling out all round and above na and the sword ns-ies nosing us pointedly i with vnlgar curiosity. . We had no sooner set foot on deck, and got Sam disengaged from the hook, Sum the purser stepped np with book and pencil "Ticket, gentlemen." We told htm he hadn't any tickets, and ba ordered us to be sot ashore in a boat. It was represented to him that this was quite impossible under the eir ormstanoes; but he replied that he had nothing to do with oirenmstances did not know anything about cironrnstanoet. Nothing would move him till the cap tain, who was really a kind hearted man, came on deck and knocked him overboard. We wore now stripped of our clothing, ohufod all over with stiff brusheB, rolled on ourstomochs, wrapped in flannels, laid before a hot stove in the saloon and strangled with scaldiug brandy. We had not been wet, nor had we swallowed any sea water, but the surgeon said this was the proper treat ment. It is uncertain what he might have done to ns if the tender hearted captain had not thrashed him into his cabin and told us to go on deck. By this time tho ship was passing the town of Arica, and we were about to go astern and fish a little, when she grounded on a hill top. The captain hove out all the anchors be had about him, and when tbe water went swirling back to its legal level, taking the town along for company, there we were, in the midst of a charming agricultural oonn try, but at some distance from any sea port. At snnrise next morning we were all on deck. Sum sauntered aft to tbe bin nacle, cost his eye carelessly npon the compuss and uttered an ejaculation of astonishment "Tell yon, captain," he called out, "this has been a direr convulsion of nv tare than you have any idea. Every thing been screwed right round. Nee dle points due south!" "Why, you lubber!" growled tbe skip per, taking a look, "it p'iuts d'rectly to lahbui'd, an' there's the sun dead ahead!" Sain turned and confronted him with a steady gaze of ineffable contempt "Now who said it wasn't dead ahead? tell me that. Shows how much yon know about earthquakes. 'Course I didn't mean just this continent, nor just this earth. I tell yon, the whole thing's turned!" From Collected Sketches. A Raved Man OrlitH for His Bat. "Yes," said an old lake captain, " drowning man will catch at a straw. I have seen many illustrations thereof. Most people think tbe old proverb is merely a figure of speech, but it is a liv ing truth." "Is it true, captain," was asked, "that the first thing a rescued man thinks of is his batT "Yes, sir," replied the captain, his face lighting up, "that is a fact, too. I have seen it emphasized many times in the course of my experience. Over and over again I have been called to the as sistance of a drowning mau. I would plunge in and nv -ne him just, let ns say, at the lost in-:,mt. Bragged on the dock, gasping for breath, his voios choked with water, the man, if he fol lows hiB instinct, will, as soon as he re gains the least degree of strength, sud denly rise from his prostrate posture and stretch his anus toward his head, then, missing his hat (usually lost in the struggle), he will cry out desperately, pointing to his hat floating down the river, 'Oh, save my hat! save my hatF" 'And he will never think of himself, captain?" ; 'But seldom, sir," was tbe reply. "A rescued man is the most obstinate and headlong being imaginable. He wants to do all sorts of foolish things. He gener ally wants to rush up and be away be fore he has had time to reoover hia strength. He means well enough, no doubt, but he nearly always forgets to present his obligations in tangible farm." Detroit Free Press. Old attoea ef Boy-alty-. h Dresden there is said to be on view a number of boots, shoes and slippers once worn by emperors, kings, queens and princes, which should be of much interest to relio hunters and shoe col lectors. A oitisen of New York is said to have in hie possession a shoe and a sandal which were worn by Quean Elisabeth more than 800 years ago. The shoe is in a wonderful state of preserva tion, Americans who show such a weak ness for royalty may be interested to learn that from the latest amounts one of our princesses has in her wardrobe a couple of pair of shoes to match every dress, and a lot of colored Russia leather, moroooo and black shoes. dumber!1 Journal. . FUIkif a Want. A Chicago man is building an express car with refarence to train robbers, It will be provided with forty-two pork holes through which the messengers can shoot, iron bottom to prevent burning him out, and torpedoes and band gre nades which can be thrown all about by a system of springs and levers. Detroit Frot frees. Pare Food In Congress, The act of Congress authorising the examination of the baking powders has resulted in a most unprecedented com pliment to the Royal Baking Powder. The tests were marie in the government laboratory at Washington, and the ottl- cial report shows that the Royal is supe rior to all others in leavening sirengtn being over 30 per cent, above the aver age. The report also shows the purity of the Koyal Powder and tbe wholesome ness of its ingredients. This is probably the highest compli ment of an official character ever paid to a proprietary article, though no more than tbe great army of baking powder consumers would expect in behalf of their old (riend and favorite. The result of the official examination. as thus determined, will, of course, make the " Royal " the standard for govern ment purchases. An ObMvMw VmAIok. Coming over on the Brooklyn Bridge oars I saw an aged gentleman wearing a comf ortable gray shawl wrapped around his drooping shoulders. Tbe sight was unusual, though it was quite oommon a docen or more years ago. Turning to a well known dry goods man who sat next to me I asked him, Do yon have many calls for gentlemen s shawls nowr "No," he answered. "Onr firm has not sold a gentleman's shawl in three years. We do not keep them in stock any longer. Scaroely anybody wears them now. I subsequently asked several other dry goods men and gentlemen's furnishers the same question, and from all I received the same answer. The custom ot shawl wearing by aged gentlemen has become almost entirely obsolete. New York Continent IMITATORS AND IMfOHTOKS. The nneqnaled success of Alloock's Fo bous Flahtkus as an external remedy has induced unscrupulous parties to offer imi tations, which they endeavor to sell on the reputation of Allcoce's. It is an absurdity to speak of them in the same category as the genuine porous plaster. Their preten sions are unfounded, their vaunted merit unsupported by facts, their alleged superi ority to or equality with Alloook's a false pretense. The ablest medical practitioners and chemists and thousands uf grateful patients unite in declaring ALMiorx's Pouocs Flab trus the best external remedy ever pro duced. Iteware of imitations, and do not be de ceived by misrepresentation. Ask for All i'uck's, and let no solicitation or explana tion induce you to accept a substitute. Adoring One (In lavender kids and a blue scarf) Oh, how 1 wish 1 were that book you clasp so lovingly? she How 1 wish yoa were, so that 1 could shut you up. Irritation of the throat and hoarseness immediately relieved by "ifrown'i hroncMal Trochet." "The only way to prevent what's past," says Mrs. Muldoou, " is to put a stop to ft helore It happens." 100 REWARD 100. The readers of this paper will be pleased to learn that there Is at least one dreaded disease that science haa been able to cure la all its stages, and that Is (Jalarrh. Hall's Uatarrh Cure Is the only positive oure known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh, being a constitutional dis ease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is takeu Internally, actln directly uk)u the blood and mucous surfaces ot the sys tem, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease and giving the patient strength by bulld- llig up the constitution ana assisting uaiore in doing Its work. The proprietors have so much faith in Its curative powers that they offer Oue tiuuared Dollars ur any esse mat it idiis w uure. Send for list of testimonials. Aditress r. J. CHKNEl 01 CO., Toledo, O. Sold by drugglsta, 76oeuta. Business. HeDo voa ever fancy you'd like to hear the man In the moon talk? She Yes, 11 It were the mau lu the ooueymoon. Now is the time to treat catarrh of long standing. Ely's Cream Halm reaches old and obstinate oases, where oil other reme dies fail. Do not neglect procuring a bot tle, as in it lies the raiiei you ueeit. Rev. H. H. Fairall, D. 1)., editor of the fou'o 3r.tftodMt. says editorially: " We have tested the merits of Ely's Cream Balm, and believe that by a thorough oourBe of treat ment it will oure almost every case of ca tarrh. Ministers as a class are afflicted with head and throat troubles, and catarrh seems more prevalent titan ever. We can not reoommenu mj n ureani jjauu too uigniy." Apply Balm into each nostril. It is quickly absorbed. Gives relief at once. Frice, 60 cents at druggists' or by man. ALT rJBOTHKBB, 68 Warren Street, Mew York, Tit Oiaauu for breakfast. Use Knamelhw Wove Polish! no aust, no smell. ira truly cup IBS VIR.iT tiff Or WATIIBB. Thin self-prrservatlon In arlinowlerlK-ed to be, slid people who adopt against the encroaches of disease u genuiLe me.llc.nal snfea-'iard, accrert ltd by.xpetloiiee and the Mnction ol pny.i clans. afiord a happy II luatrallon of the wisdom ot the Haying, In the health they itatcre and (ontlnne to enjoy. Among maladies, against the growth i t which Hostetter's Stomach Bit ters affords tftlclent protection, diseases of the kidneys and bladder are fra- ght with the ut most peril and exhibit groat obstinacy when op posed by ordinary means. Tho Kllttrfl can and will subdue them Notesllmony is stronger tbao this, lifted at the outset and persistently, tbe best fesulis may be expeeied. This medicine also eradicates liver complaint, constipation, dyspepsia, malaria, rheumatism and nervous ness. When a mau beglna;by saving "Of conne, it Is none of my business, but" It Is a slgu that h -Is going to make It his buslnes- and advise you what to do. BCPTVKB AND PII.Bg CCKKD. We positively ewe rupture, piles and all rec tal diseases without pain or detention from busi ness, No cure, no pay. Also all Private dis eases. Address for pamphlet Drs. Porterneld A Losey, 838 Market street. 8an Francisco. The moment yoo present a bill to a man he begins to get mean. For gentlemen's fine kanga roo shoes Watson's Peerless Polish has no equal. Will pre serve and make them wear longer. Ask your shoe dealer for it ' The Grip Twice Ml hTt hd tin rip the last twe wlnttrt. Ut winter It pioilnted m to that 1 hd h itrecgtl. ud wrald sot do ny work. I Ml dowa lud erl4 many time, I wu to blu and discouraged. I had great paia In my back and acroai my kidneys and through my whole body. 1 also had a bad couch. Hood'a Karat pA rllla Jnit about amred if life. It r't nte Jllra. Clark. itrtngtb so that I could do my work and nail feel well. 1 shall alwaye to a warm HOOd'S parTla ClKCS frieDd to Hood's Barssparilla. 1 do not want anything better for a family medicine." Mas, Liezik Clare, Washiogton Villa, fi. L N. B Be tare to Kft Hood's haraaparllla. HOOD'S PILLS are tnirely vegetable, ueilectb harniltaa, always reliable and benefielal Cures Consumption, Coughs, Croup, 8ora rkti. clr1 Kv all T)r-iinriti on a Guarantee. For a Lame Side, Back or Chest Shlloh'a Poroaa Plaatei will give great satmacuon, as ceoia. fiUII ftM'ft VITALIZE!?. Mrs. T. S. Hawkins, Chuttanooga,Tenri.. savBt IJU it t,mtfo4 sisMutii iM-fl Aflrflftftt alHarfjam HIL0H'S CATARRH REMEDY. namvou Catarrh? Trvthts Remedy. It will relieve and Oure you. Prloe 60 ots. This In jector for ite successful treatamtterurrdshea free. Bhllon's Keraedlee are sold by us on a guarantee uu sivo huumm. ULCERS, nS. cancers, S SCROFULA, V SALT RHEUM, V RHEUMATISM, BLOOD POISON. then and every kindred disease arlstm from Impure blood successfully treated by that neveivfauuig and best of all tonics and medicines, SisSisSSS Books on Blood and Skin d and Skin nuuasenton Tk. cificCo, Aa , OA. Diseases froe. 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Thousands of women testify for it. It will give health and strength r" "T" and make life a pleasure. JOB BALE BY ALL LJ I I DBUGWI8TS. "" ' v . , mm Livma, It yon keep at It, is apt to tell upon the liver. Tbe things to prevent this are Dr. Pierce's Pleasant FeUsta. Take one of these little Pellets tor a corrective or gentie laxative three for a cathartic They're the small est, easiest to take, pleasoDtesI and most natural In tlie way they acts They do prmanmd good. Consti pation, Indigestion, Bilious Attacks, Sick or Bilious Headache, and all derangements of tbe liver, stomach, and bowels are prevented, relieved, and cured. Tbey're guaranteed to give satbv faction In every ease, or your money ti returned. Tha worst cases of Chronio Ca tarrh in tha .Head, yield to Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy. So oer tain is it that its makers offer $500 reward for an incurable case. "iini A monthly journal of spe cial interest to Printers, Reporters, Editors and Publishers. 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