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A CHAPTER ON LIES. Valuable Lessons to Bo Learned from Other Lives. How a linrber Lout a Job, a Pretty Woman ? Hood lltinband and a Politician Hl* Meat In Congrean?A Virion* t.lar'a Fate. I Special Woshinaton Letter.! \I have not told ft 110 for more than twenty years,\ said tlio oldest colored barber In n lending hotel here this morning. \I have not told a Ho during W|o mnny years and never will tell u Ho Kgnln. I found out upon one occasion Vint It does not pay to depart from the Tr>fli. nnd tlio lesson was one of the Practical kind which a man cannot for- get \I was a candidato for the position of foreman of the senate barber shop, a place which pays 81,400 a year, and a position in which a good man can pick up $500 or more every year In the way of 'tips' from the senators. Vice Presi- dent Henry Wilson was stopping at this hotel and ho always came to me to have his hair cutiand dressed, and oc- casionally to shave him;'but lie usually rhaved himself and I honed the razors for him. \The vice president came to mo ono morning with two razors and said that he wanted them honed by half-past two o'clock that afternoon, as he ex- pected to leave town on tho threo o'clock train. I took tho razors and laid them on ray stand, promising to have them ready promptly on time. It happened that all of my morning was taken up that day by an unusual rush of business, so that twelve o'clock came and the razors were still un- touched. I called another barber named Campbell, and told him to hone thoso razors very lightly and hand them back to me as soon as he could. Campboll took the razors, but disregarded my in- structions and honed them in his own way. lie handed thein to me just about half past two o'clock as my dis- tinguished customer came into tho shop, and I handed them to the vice president, who gave mo a dollar bill, and thanked me for my promptness in preparing the razors for him. \About two weeks later the vice president camo to mo with those raisors and said that ho wanted me to hone them myself and not give them to any other barbor as I had done on tho pre- vious occasion. Then I told a Ho. I told him that I had honed thoso razors myself. Ho said: 'Henry, do not He to me. I knew as soon as I used those razors that you had not honed them, and it is useless to He to me about it. It never pays to Ho, Henry. It never pays to lie.' \I suppose the vice president must have seen some chango in my counten- ance which confirmed his opinion, for he never came near me afterwards nor allowed me to do anything for hlra. I am satisfied that if I had told tho truth that day and informed him that I had been too busy to hone tho razors my- self, he would have appreciated tho situation and remained my friend. Hut he was a smart and keen man who knew that I was lying to him, and he would not trust mo again. If I had told tho truth I would have secured the position at tho senate barber shop and I would have been a comparatively rich man to-day instead of working as I am for another man on a percentage. The pro- prietor gets half of all I earn, solely because he is able to own tho shop and I am a poor journeyman barber. I lost the opportunity of my life by tell- ing a deliberate He.\ A Life Wrecked by a Lis. v \I have not told a lie since I was j nineteen years of age,\ said the hand- somest woman in the post office depart- ment recently, when I told her the barber's story. \I learned a lesson more sevore than your colored friend's lesson; but it taught mo the sarao high regard for the valuo of truthfulness. I lost the opportunity of my lifo-time, not only from a financial standpoint, but from every point of viow. I am a clerk in this department today, on ac- count of that one He, told in my youth. If I hud told the truth I\ ?hero slio stopped and rubbed a handkerchief over her bright brown eyes, while she choked down a sob which almost brought forth a sympathetic galp from me, too. I knew that slio was suffer- ing pangs of remorse, as sho sat there overcome with a sudden stroko of a memory of young maidenhood. Her whole manner indicated tho truth of the poet's saying that \Sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier days.\ \They said that I was a beautiful girl then,\ sho added, and I could well believe it,for sho is beautiful yet, despite her forty years and tho threads of sil- ver which glisten in her raven locks. \I was engaged to bo married to a handsome, inunly fellow. I was nine- teen and ho was twenty-four. His 'father hud retired from business, and my lover was in charge of tho estal> lisliment. Ho has since become ono of the leading financiers of tho country. He is married and has throe children. His wife is my friend, and I occasion- ally visit their house. Tho children love mo; but they do not know, nor does his good wife know, that I pat those children on tho head and tell them stories, and buy candies for them, and take them walking in tho parks, because they aro his children. Neither does he know, nor will ho ever know, how devotedly I loved him. Ho does not ltnow that I never married becauso of my love for him. I do not suppose that he ever even thinks of mo in the olden light. I sinceroly hopo not, for it would be wicked; and I know ho is a perfect man.\ My friend, and my good friend sho is, too, hesitated a moment, and then slid; \lie camo to seo mo ono night, and I hud been looking for him for more than an hour. lie was a little late, und, on account of my intenso love for him, I became imputlent. Glad as I was to see him, I pouted, and refused to kiss him when ho entered the pur- lor. I punished myself worse than I punished him, and I was immediately sorrv. but too oroud to sav so. Ho wus cniHea, una tne conversation nuggen, when it ought to have been brilliant und joyful, lie did not understand mo and I was foolish enough to tuko u sort of wicked plcusuro in his emburruss- mont. lie was jealous of a young man whom I did not love, but whose atton- tlons hud been urgent. Finally he said Hthat ff George Hendricks had called ho might not have been repulsed if ho had ottered to kiss mo. That anade me ong'r.', because it was untrue and un- just. I retorted, hotly: 'You seem to bo a good guosser.' no Immediately arose, bowed and started for the door, spying: 'I shtil not stand in tho way of your happiness.' I said: 'That is a kind nets which I shall ever appreciate.' Then ho loft me. I looked through the blinds, saw him pees out of the gate, nnd gaeed through n\y tears as he passed out of sight. I went to my room and sobbed myself to sloop, He never called again, t am an old maid, and will die an old maid, and all be- cause of that wiHful, wicked, urclcrs He. I loved him, ond I love him yet. It was all my fault. I wonder if any other girl over Buffered for a life-time, tn account of one little act of willful- ness; on account of one little lie.\ An Old Politician's Experience* \I had a right to be a candidate for congress,\ said an old politician to me the other evening. \1 had a right to an- nounce tlint I would be a candidate, and I ought to have done so. Hut I thought It was shrewd politics to toll my friends that I had no aspirations of that nature. I had represented my district for two terms, and had volun- tarily retired. Four .years later I wanted to go congress again, and in- tended to be a candidate, just before the convention mot; but in the mean- time I denied that I would be a candi- date. The sitting member came to me with two friends and stated that if I wanted to go to congress ho would re- tire in my favor. I emphatically stated that I would not be a candidate. Later on. when I supposed that I could pull tho strings and capture the con- vention, while ho was in Washington, I commcnced to get delegates to the con- vention. The sitting member heard of it. He secured a sworn statement from his friends who had been present when I stated that I would not be a candi- date. He published that statement, nnd branded me as a liar. That not only ended my candidacy but it has kept me out of public life ever since. I don't believe that It pays to lie, even in politics.\ A Vicious Liar'* Jn*t Reward. \That reminds me of an Instance in my career,\ said an aged ex-congressman. \I was a member of congress and re- ceived many favors from the Washing- ton correspondent of tho leading news- paper in my state. On one occasion, however, he criticised a bill which I had introduced. He said nothing un- kind concerning me, but he freely gave his adverse opinion concerning tho bUL It made mo very angry. I for got all of his puffs and kindnesses, and wrote to tho proprietor of his paper, stating that the correspondent was a bad man, a vicious man, a drinking man, and un- fit to ropresont the paper, winding up with tho statement that ho would never get any more news from mo. I ex- pected that he would bo discharge. To my surprise, the proprietor wrote to tho young man, asked him to make answer to the charge, and before I know what had happened he had se- cured written statements from aU of the other congressmen from our state, praising him and denying overy state- ment which I had made. He did not toll them that I had attacked him. He went to each one of the oongressmcn, and told thom that he wanted 'the old man' to know that he stood weil with tho congressional delegation. Then I got a letter from tho proprietor of the paper bitterly sooring mo for having tried to injure a worthy young journal- ist. That was followed by tho publi- cation of my letter, and the letters of the other congressmen. Then came a strong editorial characterizing mo as a liar. That is how I dropped out of public life. I had been popular. I was a good congressman, and faithfully at- tended to my duties. But I killed my- self politically by writing that lio. it didn't pay in my case. It don't pay to lie.\ Smith D. Fry. Worn Paper Money Frauds. The redemption of well-worn pa- per currency by tho United States Treasury has given opportunity for moro than one theft. Every pro- caution is taken against tho ab- straction of tho old currency after tho treasury lias given a receipt for it to tho United States Express Com- pany, and all possible safeguards are thrown around tho new currency which is sent out to replace it. When the old currency is sent through a subtreasury it comes to the depart- ment sortod according to denomina- tions. It has been counted twico at tho subtreasury. At tho treasury it is counted again and sorted accord- ing to tho character of tho notes, and then according to series. Pack- ages aro made of notes of a like char- acter, and each package is cut in half through thomiddlo of tho notes. Ono package of half notos is sent to the Secretary's office and tho other to tho treasurer's office to bo counted again, and thoso offices aro a check on each other. Tho final stop is tho destruction of tho old notes under the eyes of a committee of troasury employes, with ono person not an employe of tho treasury. Moantimo the btinlcwhlch sont in the old cur- rency for redemption has been cred- ited with its value, and packages of fresh notos aro made up in tho treas- urer's office and shipped by express. Thoso packages, of course, are hand- led many tlmos in their progross through tho treasurer's offico.? [Washington Star. The Soldier's Pocket Bible. A fac-similo of the \Soldier's Pocket Bible,\ compiled by Edmund Calamy In 164!} and used by Crom- well's Roundheads, of which only two copios, ono in the British Museum and ono in tho Unitod Statos, are known to exist, has just been pub- lished by Elliot Stock in London. It was commonly supposod that the odition used by tho army of the com- monwealth was a very small Bible printed by John Field, but as that was first Issued in 16511, after tho civil war was over, it cannot liavo boon tho book. The credit for tho discovery belongs to Mr. George Livormoro, of Cambridge, Mass.? [Now Orleans Picayune. Hawks Darkened the Sky. Early yesterday morning a strange sight was witnessed by the fanners who resido east of this city. It soomed as if the slcy was black with a swarm of hawks, which slowly circled overhoad. Thoso who saw the sight say that they novor wit- nessed anything of the kind before, and It scorned as if all tho hawks in the country wore there. Thoro wero two bunchos of them, with about 500 birds to the bunch. Tho hawks came from tho northeast, and wore slowly circling toward the southwest. Thoy wero of a dilforent color from the hawks that ure found here. It is supposed that forest fires drove them from the North. ?[Moberly (AluO Monitor. / NOTES AND COMMENTS. The British Government hns just interfered with tho froo exercise of religion in India by prohibiting the practice of hook swinging nt religious festivals. By inserting a hook at- tached to n ropo in his flesh nnd then swinging in tho air for a few minutes tho devotee believed that ho promoted tho cnuso of religion. Clermont, a little town In Florida, revels in tho luxury of two mayors. Lust Juno Mr. Todd was elected to tho office without a dissenting vote. Ho was away from homo at tho time, and did not roturn for ten days, The ordinances require the Mayor to qualify within three days after the election. Mr. Goodenough, who was Mayor last year, holds on to tho office. Horses aro very cheap In Oregon just now. A herd of 800 head, just off tho range, were sold at an average price of $5 each recently, and a few days ago, at a sale of line stock near Portland, a splendid matched team of sorrel inaros woro sold for Sfi-40, and a big bay horse brought only $22.50. Half a dozen years ago such horses would have sold readily for $100 to $ 150 each. Tlio sinking of the Japanese war- ship Tsukuba by collision with tho steamship Zainbosi in lvobo Hnrbor, reported in rocont dispatches, is not a serious loss to tho war strongth of Japan. Tho Tsukuba wijs a wooden vessel of 1,980 tons displacement, carrying only eight ordinary breech- loading rifles and other guns, and was used as a training ship for cadots. Sho was only 194 feet in length and 250-horse power. The National Gamo Bird nnd Fish Protective Association is moving to secure greater uniformity and effect- iveness in tho game laws of tho Uni- ted States. It is a good causo and deserves the support of all sports- men. Unfortunately, in many Statos whore natural conditions aro not averse to tho cultivation of gamo tho total lack of protection has resulted almost in tho depopulation of both field and stream, It is not too lato, howevor, to arrest tho destruction. There aro more than 5,000,000 childron in tho elementary schools in England, 890,000 of whom pay for their tuition, and of these 500,000 pay no more than a penny a week, according to a rocont official state- ment. Ot tho \voluntary schools,\ in which the whole or part of the tui- tion is paid by the parents, 5,000 re- ceive from 10 to 20 shillings a head for tho childron in attendance, 4,000 between 5 and 19 shillings, and 5,000 under 5 shillings. In the moat shops of towns in New Mexico and Arizona tho visitor from tho East is apt to notice that the dressed carcasses of sheep have a tuft of wool still attachod to tho head and tail. This is left by the butcher to assure the customer that it is mutton and not goat flesh that he is buying, for in theso Territories many flocks of goats are reared and pastured by tho small Mexican ranchmen to be killed for food for the poorer natives. Roast or stowod kid, with Chili popper sauco, is an esteemed dinner dish at tho tablos of many well-to-do Ameri- can and Spanish-American citizens. The Emperor of China is tho sub- ject, if not tho hero, of a story that is circulating in Peking. A palace eunuch, it is said, recently delivered a letter or dispatch meant for the imperial oyo alone into tho hunds of one of the ladies of the harem. There- upon his majesty seized a sword and immediately decapitated tho offend- ing messonger. Tho people of Pe- king aro said to speak of the incidont with undisguisod satisfaction, re- garding it as a proof that the Em- peror lias a mind of his own aftor all, and may yot succeed in breaking through the trammels of tho silken not which has hitherto completely hindered tho development of tho in- dividuality. There is a \wholo\ milk treatment as well as a skim milk cure, and an advocate of the former says that a patient requires from fivo to six quarts daily while confinod to bod, and from ono to four quarts moro when working. To digost all this, free action of tlio skin, lungs and other organs must bo secured by daily warm baths and an unlimited supply of fresh air night and day. Under this troatmont tho heart quickens, tho alimentary canal en- larges and its glands increase in size and number, and tho artorios onlargo and furnish to all parts of the body an increased supply of blood. A pa- tient with a supposed mortal diseaso was cured under this treatment be- twoen July 15 and Oct. 28, and dur- ing that time increased in woight from 100 pounds to 129 pounds 14 ounces. A rocont Board of Trado inquiry into the hours of labor of railroad omployoes in England has brought to light some cases of flagrant abuse. On ono occasion a signalman was on duty hours and on tho following four days worked from thirteen to fifteen hours a day. Other signal- mon on tho same lino woro required to work from sixteen to ninotoon hours. Ono switchman was at his post hours, and on Sundays, when the labor is light, othors hail from eightoon to nineteen hours' work. An ongino-oloanoron ono lino had boon kept at work for 84 consec- utivo hours, part of tho time as fire- man ; and both engineers and liro- men woro sometimos on duty from 18 to 24 hours. As a rulo tho hours of tho men wore kept down on all tho roads to tho logal twelvo hours. Four minors liavo just arrivod at Tacoma, Wash., from Alaska, bring- ing each $100,000 in gold dust, which they said was the rosult of two sea- sons' work in tho Yukon country. They said that all the old-tlmors who liavo boon long on tho ground and have mastered its peculiarities have struck it rich during the last soason. Thoro is good ovidenco of this in tho fact that a stoamor called at Tacoma a fow days ago, en route to San Fran- cisco from Alaska, having aboard about $200,000 in gold dust, which, her officers said, was a usual load this season. Some big nuggots, averaging twenty or thirty ounces, have boon found. But tho mining is exceedingly difficult. About 800 miners will wintor in tho Yukon dis- trict this year. Tho influx of minors has been so great that there is likely to be a great scarcity of provisions before spring. A big rush to the re- gion is lookod for next year, because the placers have panned out so woM. Higher than St. Peter's at Romo, higher than the Strasburg Cathedral, highor than the Great Pyramid, high- or than the Cologne Cathedral will be the top of the statue of William Penn in Philadelphia within n few weeks. The hat of tho good Quaker will over- top every other structure In this or any other country, except the Eilfel tower at Paris and the Memorial shaft to Washington at tho capital; but as neither of these is a building, comparison is hardly fair. The Washington monument is 555 feet high, tho Eiffel tower 5)84 feet. The crown of Wlllinm Penn's hat. will l>e 517 feet from the ground. The next structure in height, the Cologne Cathedral, is 510 feet. The Ciry Hall of Philadelphia is an Immense struc- ture of marble and brick and iron. It has boon building since 1871. Its main towor on tho north side of tho building is 00 foot square at tho base. Great marble blocks rest upon a foundation of eight feet of concrete laid 20 foet below tho surface of tho ground. Some of these blocks weigh five tons. Tho walls in places are 22 foot through. The wholo building is \u25a0170 by 180 feet. It is tho largest sin- glo structuro on the continent. In Belgium a new system of voting has recently been triod with some very surprising results. A few years ago only one in fifty of tho popula- tion had a right to vote. Tho liber- als demanded universal suffrage and obtained it by bulldozing tho parlia- ment. Every man was made a votor. A singio man had one voto, a married man two, and tho owner of a certain amount of proporty three. Then, a compulsory voting law was passed. At the recent election the liberals who wore responsible for this change lost heavily. The conservatives and socialists were tho gainers. \The compulsory system,\ says the Atlan- ta Constitution, \worked badly. Citizens who refused to vote on the ground that they were dissatisfied with the candidates and platforms were arrested, driven into the polling booths, and ordered not to come out until they had made up their ballots. If they persisted in not voting they were sent to jail. Naturally, all Bel- gium is in an uproar, and it is probable that tho compulsory system of vot- ing will bo abolished. Tho people have come to tho conclusion that when a citizen is unwilling to support any of tho candidates it is an outrage to lock him up.\ One of the oldest Methodist minis- ters in harness in tho United States is tho Rev. Stephen It. Boggs, of the Rock River Conference, Illinois. He is i) 8 years old, and sound in mind, wind and limb. He was born March 8, 1801, and began his ministry in Clark county, Mo., in 1822. His cir- cuit led him out of Missouri and into Indiana and Arkansas. He traveled a circuit there for nine years on horse- back, when he was fortunate enough tohavo ahorse, but not infroquontly on foot. As the conference forbade circuit riders to marry until they had completed their course of study and been admitted in full connection, he applied himself assiduously to his books, was admitted to conference, and married, in 1881, Miss Elizabeth Lambeth Heath. Immediately aftor this Mr. Beggs was transferred to Illinois and became a circuit rider in thoTazewell district. He then be- gan to hear of Fort Dearborn and Lake Michigan, and had a great desire to see tho lake. He eventually mado a trip to Chicago for tho purpose, and, of course, preached a sermon before he loft. His congregation consisted of twenty-five persons, assemblod in Dr. Harmon's room in the fort. That was in 1881. The French press is devoting a good doal of attontion to the address recently mado before the Sociologi- cal Congress at I'aris on the effect of education and crime. Since the pas- sage of the act of 1870 tho number of children in English schools has in- creased from 1,500,000 to 5,000,000, and tho numbor of persons hi prison has fallen from 12,000 to 5,000. Tho yearly average of persons sentenced to ponal servitude for the worst crimes has declined from 2,000 to 800, while juvenile offenders have fal- len from 14,000 to 5,000. Sir.lohn Lubbock sees in those figures a con- firmation of Victor Hugo's saying, that \ho who opens a school closes a prison.\ In Franco, according to tho Temps, criminal statistics and the statements of magistrates show that, as schools have been opened prisons have filled, and that tho dif- fusion of education has been accom- panied, apparently with increaso of crime, and especially of juvenile crime. In attempting to account for this phenomenon! tho Temps points out that in Franco, under the repub- lic, education is simply intellectual instruction. In England there is not only instruction, but training. Moral and roligious influences are brought to boar upon tho children. Her Body Turns to Stone. The members of tho Tyson family have had tho remains of William Ty- son and Miss Jano Tyson oxhumed and transferred from tho original burial place in Laurel, Md. William Tyson had boon buried thirty-one years, and Jane Tyson sixteen years. Very littlo remained of William Ty- son, but the woman's romains wore in a complete state of preservation. Upon removing tho covering tho body was disclosed as white as marble. A relative presont declared it was a porfect specimen of petrification. Tho remains of both wero roburled in ono grave, and it required (ho strength of eight strong men to lift tho casket, which was placed in a woodon box. The weight was thought to bo over 500 pounds.?[Chicago Herald. Why the Sea Is Salt. Tho ocean is salt bocouse of tho various saline matters, chloliy chlor- ide, it contains. Thoso saline elo- monts may bo derived from goological formations consisting in groat part of such elements, but thoso formations are known to have boon doposited by undent oceans, so that tho real source of the salt ness is not actually known. ?[Atlanta Constitution. Common curriers urn not liable for rude- ness of fellow pussenjjoi'ii, 1 BOOTS HAVE HAD THEIR DAY. Trade Affecte* by the IncreMed Wear at Shoe* hjr American*. The dlraished use of boots la a mat- ter of concern to the manufacturers of them and to the psoducers of heavy leather and heavy calf skins, says the Shoe and Leather Ueporter. Twenty rears ago tho calf boot In- dustry was a leading one In New En- gland. Whole towns were studded with factories which produced calf boots exclusively. For a decade the sale has been gradually falling off, and to-day it is or hardly any im- portance. A few manufacturers of shoes includc boots as a specialty, but the demand is too light to amount to much. When calf boots were more in vogue manufacturers consulted the partialities of the cowboys, t-» whom price was a secondary cons d- ' oration. The legs were frequently corded with silk stitching. The star and crescent and other fanciful orna- mentations were Inlaid on the legs of the boot 9; there were high heels and the brtots were striking specimens of mechanical art. The soles were in- laid with copper, zinc, and brass c nails. Tho cowboys no longer pay #15 or $20 for a pair of hoots. But they were not tho only wearers of calf boots. They were extensively worn. Many men prefer them to-day, though the number is growing ] esis . 'i<h e old- fashioned stoga bouts were foimerly sold in large quantities; they arc wellnigh obsolete. There followed a demand for a lighter anu more stylish article. A kip boot of lighter text- ure was produced, about equal in appearance to the best calf boot, but this, too, has fallen somewhat into disuse, and the sales this season aro scarcely over one-hair the usual amount Where there were twenty ifactorlos producing boots exclusively there is now not, one. Even tho E ; farmers are using heavy shoes in- stead of boots, and if it becomes a!« necessity to wear long-legged boots they buy lubbers. Twenty years ago v the entire product of Salem and Pea-! I body was heavy boots and brogan J leather. To day there are less than j half a sozen tanners making it. Bro- j 1 gans and plowshoes are Indispensa- ble in many sections of country, but' there are comparatively few exclusive d manufacturers of these now. The 1 Creed moor, Dorn Pedro, English ties and Creole congress are supplanting them. The decline In the consump- tion of calf boots affects the tanners of calf skins. It Is a question what is to be done with heavy skins. The tanners must necessarily buy more or less of them. They cannot select light and medium weights exclus- ively, and if they tan them they feel no certainty of being able to dispose of them in the finished state. There ! Is, nevertheless, a u<e in this world ' for whatever is good for anything, and there will be sonic way of dls- N posing of heavy calf skins, though , for the moment it appears dittlcultto 1 toint out the direction into which £hey will be moved. Railway Travel In India. The railway handbooks abound e with curious information and rules \ Intere-tting lo the naturalist. I j \Sheep pigs, goats, calve#, if sent i singly, small tame deer, etc, and tiger, panther, and cheetah cubs in : j cages, and which are so young as to lie harmless, if carried by passenger - (trains, are charged at double the Tates for each animal.\ \Cats fer- 'rets, mongooses, monkeys, and rab- bits, secured with a collar and chain, are chargeable as dogs.\ Prudeut natives, when shifting 'their quarters during the snake sea- ,sou, frequently take along the family ,) mongoose as a precautionary measure, iFor those unfamiiliar with this [unprepossessing but harmless lit- j tie beast It may be here ro- marked that he belongs to the; ichneumon caste, and as his vocation ' is the killing of snakes, be is every- where a welcome visitor. He looka ! something like an undersized atter, Is quick and spasmodic in his move-; mcnts, and is often found under the bed in a long-vacant Dak bungalow, i whence he suddenly scuttles away as the door is opened, and disappears with a whisk of iiis tail in the chliu-11 ney place or down the nearest hole, j At one station four coolies passed ; along the platform carrying aloft a \charpie on which reposed a chee-' tah, chained and blindfolded. When wo first cauglit sight of him tie was , silting up like a cat, with his ears ' lying Hat against his head, wearing ji the sulky and injured look which all j felines have under adverse clrcuin-L stances. A few passengers who got j oil betore we reached Jodhpore were provided with falcons and hawks, some of them so large and bulky as to be rather unwieldy; and while these passengers fumbled for their tickets, the birds sat on their shoulders, or balancedthemselves on their volumin- ous turbans.?Harper's Mugazine. Almost Too Intelligent. There was a small colored boy! about years old on the street car the other day, and be was an ob ect I r.f great interest to tbe little girl or 4 on the opposite side, .-he stared at him attentively for a while and then whllo he( pretty, fluffy-haired vouur mother was looking out of the win- dow, she leaned over and remarked confidentially: \I've got a colored dolly at home.\ The pretty young mother hastily turned and addressed a few remarks to her otl'sprlrig on the necessity of preserving silence In public places. The baby subsided for awhile, but bye and bye, encouraged by her mother's abstraction and tjie pleas- ant smile on the face of her vis-a-vis, she leaued over again ;ind said with great distinctness: \Does your mamma curl your hair on rags? My mamma curls my hair on raus and she curls her hair on rags.\ The curly-haired mother took lior intelligent daughter out of the car at tho next corner.?New York World. The Soldierly Way. The lady was seeking to lie dis- agreeable to tho young army otllcer. \I suppose,\ she remarked, with a fuint sneer, \that sometime in your career you have beaten u retreat?\ ?'1 have, madam,\ ho admitted without a blush. \Ah indeed? Will you tell me how you did it?\ \Certainly madam. I did it by malting an advance. That beats a retreat all \to piecos.\ A man often protends to change bis nature, but ho never does. t A Modern Solomon. A Georgia magistrate was per- plexed by the conflicting claims of two women for a baby, each contend- ing that she was tho mother of it. The judge remembered Solomon, and, drawing a bowie-knife from his boot, declared ho would give half to each. The women wore shocked, but had no doubt of tho authority and pur- pose of tho judge to make tho pro- pose compromise. \Don't do that,\ they both screamed In unison, \you can keep It yourself I\?Argonaut. The Burden Bearer. There In n blc Insulated wlro In tolaffrnphy whleh transmits tho btilk of <In4ly In- telligence ? them Is n Mr Innuliitoil nervo In tho human systom which fun hour tho hur den of morn pnln than all tho rost of tho nerves combined, iin'l In kiyiwn a«tho Belntle nerve. Sometimes tho win'l* out to out off It* current ; sometimes the sur<f«on'n knlfo Is usnd to out tho nervo to relieve oxoruolnt- Ini? pain. But thero is ono thlnq; whleh avoids this radical troatmont; ono euro which penetrate* to tho pain-spot, and sciatica has been 011 rod alfeoit without fall by tho uso of St. Jacobs oil. It roaohes misery's soiit and dethrones It. Thus attaokod and ronto I In Its hidden ambuscade, pain seldom returns to annoy. Tho groat rornudy doos Its work well. Purification of Water. I Mr. Grimbert recently informed the Paris Society of Therapeutics of a very simple means of obtaining water free from microbes. The su- ,! periority of boiling over all other methods being indisputable, the only thing necessary is to render this method practicable. Industrial preparations of steril- ! ized water are comparatively expen- sive. In Mr. Grimbert's method, the water is placed in beer bottles,which I are mechanically closed as are those t used in commerce. After being corked they are heated to the boiling point and kept at this temperaturo for half an hour. The water thus r; treatod is sterilized. In one experi- ment Mr. Orimburt,, after sterilizing some wator, introduced into It the bacillus of typhoid fever. The water was at a temperature of from sixty degrees to sixty-live degrees for four hours. It was afterwards boiled, but tho bacillus had succumbed, the wator having retained its sterility. It is plain that nothing can be oasier than to keep bottles in a vessel of boiling water twenty or thirty minutes. This mothod can bo usod by any ono. U47 Highest of all In Leavening Power.?L»te«t U.S. GoVt Report ROSSES ABMHUtEK PURE State of Ohio, City opToledo, I Lucas County. f ' I FkaNR J. OiirNßv makes onth that ho is the ' senior partner of ilio llrmof F. .1. Cheney & Co., doing business In the City of Toledo, County and State aforesaid, and that said llr.v \Hlll pay tiio sum of ONK HUNBRIiI) DOL- Li\RS for each and every caso of Catarrh that cannot bo cured by the use of Ham.'sCatahuu Cure. Fiiank J. Ciikney. .-worn to beforo me and subscribed !r, niv I presence, this 6th day of December, A. D. 1880. I . , A. W. Uleason, J SEAt, f ' ?,?' Notary Public. Hall's Catarrh Cure Istaken Internally and actß dircetly on the blood and mucoas surfaces of the system. Send for testimonials, free. F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo. 0. tar Sold by Druggists, 75c. More than 4,000,000 dogs nre eateu by Chinumen every year. Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root cure« nil Kidney and Bladder troubles. Pamphlet unrt Consultation free. Laboratory liinghamton, N. Y. - of all cases of consumption can, if taken in y the earlier stages of the disease, be cured. This may seem like a bold assertion to ' those familiar only with the means gener- -9 ally in use for its treatment; as, nasty cod- . J liver oil and its filthy emulsions, extract . of malt, whiskey, different preparations of , hypophosphites and such like palliatives. i Although by many believed to be incura- -1 ble, there is tlie evidence of hundreds of . living witnesses to the fact that, in all its a ' earlier stages, consumption is a curable disease. Not every case, but a large per- centage of cases, and we believe, fully <*? ? ? per cent, are cured by Dr. Pierce's Golden t3 Medical Discovery, even after the disease j has progressed so far as to induce repeated ' bleedings from the lungs, severe lingering cough with copious expectoration (includ- s ing tubercular matter), great loss of flesh - and extreme emaciation and weakness. I Do you doubt that hundreds of such cases reported to us as cured by \ Golden Med- ical Discovery \ were genuine cases of that 1 dread and fatal disease ? You need not take - our word for it. They have, in nearly every j ! instance, been so pronounced by the best g and most experienced home physicians, I who have no interest whatever in mis- -3 I representing them, and who were often I j strongly prejudiced and advised against lj a trial of \Golden Medical Discovery,\ but who have been forced to confess that \ ' it surpasses, in curative power over this \ j fatal malady, all other medicines with 3 which they are acquainted. Nasty cod- liver oil and its filthy \emulsions\ and , mixtures, had been tried in nearly all these cases and had either utterly failed to bene- J fit, or had only seemed to benefit a little for a short lime. Extract of malt, whiskey, and various preparations of the hypophos- phites had also been faithfully tried m vain. The photographs of a large number of those cured of consumption, bronchitis, lingering coughs, asthma, chronic nasal catarrh and kindred maladies, have been , skillfully reproduced in a book of 160 pages which will be mailed to you, on re- \ j ceipt of address and six cents in stamps, t ! You can then write those cured and learn f their experience. t, Address for Book, World's Dispensary Medical Association, Buffalo, N. Y. 1 he iiey fZ\\ w i./ to , I ) soap. part of the \ ?Why womc of packages * of Pearlitie its Dest and there is no fear of Turn On the peddlers and g Ju same as\ reiulu the JVCy never peddled. 11 Forbid a Fool a Thing Don't SAPC Karl's Clovor Hoot, tho ureal blood purifier, pivee fro«linens and clearness to the complex- ion and euros constipation, 2A cts., M i:ts? 11. Mrs. Wlnslow's Hoothlng Syrup for childrea teething, softens tho minis, rcduccs Inflamma- tion, allays pain, euros wind colic. 2Tkj. a bottle Hai.k'h llonoy of Horchound and Tar r»- liovos whooping couith. I'lko's Toothache I,nips ('urn In one minute. Brings comfort and improvement and tends to personal enjoyment when rightly used. The many, who live bet- ter than others and enjoy life more, with less expenditure, by more promptly adapting the world's best products to the neecli of physical being, will attest the valuo to liealth of tho pure liquid laxative principles embraced in the remedy, Svrijp of Figs. Its excellence is due to its presenting in the form most acceptable and pleas- ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly beneficial properties of a perfect lax- ative ; effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds, headaches and fevers ana permanently curing constipation. It has given satisfaction to millions and met with tho approval of the medical profession, bccauso it acts on the Kid- neys, Liver and Bowels without weak- ening them and it is perfectly free from every obiectionable substance. Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug- gists in 50c and 81 bottles, but it is man- ufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only, whose name is printed on every package, also the name, Syrup of Figs, and being well informed, you will not accept any substituto if ottered. AN EXAGGERATED CASB. For that full feeling That comes lifter eating Tliero Is a remedy. Simplo but ctleetivo ?and immcdiato. A ? Ripans Tabule. Tako ono! Nt tho time, Swallow It and thero J-o-i aro. Ono who pets just ns full In any other way Is not bo nncomrortoblo at tha time. That sonsatlon. to hlo, Comes later. To pro vent It Tako a tabule Beforo golnit to bed. W. L. Popolas Q'J dUOS? IS THE BEST.. WEI NOCQUE-KINa $5. CORDOVAN, Jm: 'TK FRENCH&.ENAMELLEDCALR am \ «4*3.sofinecalf&KANGAMl POLICE, 3 SouEfc SriH Np- jglJ *SL*I9BOYSSPHM'iHOEi send for catalogue * W ? t. -DOUGLAS , brockton, mass. You enn icvo money by wearing tho fi W. Li Douclas 83.00 Shoo. % necaiiHOt wo nro tha largest manufacturers of this grauoof shoos la tho world, and guarantee tholt value by stamping the namo and price on the bottom, which protect you against high prices and the middleman's profits. Our shoes equal custom work In style, easy fitting und wearing qualities. We have them sold everywhere at lower prices for tho value given than any other make. Tako no sub* stltute. If your dealer cannot supply you, wo can* Success ' n washing and \ \\3 cleaning is Pearl' ine. By doing away with the rubbing, it opens the way to easy work; with Pear line, a weekly wash can be done by a weakly woman. It shuts out possible'harm and danger; all things washed with Pearline last longer than if washed with Everything is done better it. These form but a small en use millions upon millions every year. Let Pearline do \ dirt doing its worst.\ »rocera who tell you \this is as good as,\ or ine. IT'S FALSE; besides, I'earline ii 336 JAMBS PYLE, Now York. \ and that ha will do. 11 Use A DLIO A

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