The Coosa River News from Centre, Alabama on July 17, 1896 · Page 3
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A Family Reunion. . As the eminent after-dinner orator at down, tbe young man with thej nose-glasses arose and said : f ''DslightfnV as thii occasion is to of us, to me it is fraught with a highe holier joy than oomes to ihe res yon. 1 nave just made the aisov 4 II at 4 Via omtnnt bmadVab 4a maw? grandfather." They eoaaned him critical! presented no eviuenoe of come by potations. He oon,. "The incident the gentlem ja just told as happening in hi 6wa el-perionco is one .which I have often heard my grandfather relate as an experience of his father. Knowing, as I do, the perfect veraoity of both the eminent speaker and my grandfather, the statement X have jnst made I make rith full confidence in its correctness." And all were silent. Indianapolis Journal. Facts and Rumors. "I suppose yon hotel men are at your wits' end where to put the dole-gates to the-nntional convention?" "Not at all I It's making room for the candidates that bothers ns." Boston Courier. An Appeal for Assistance. The man who l charitable to him-elf will listen to the mote api eal for assistance made by his stomach, or hl liver. In the f liaye of dlvera dvspeptto qualms and uneasy sensations in the reg'oiisof thenlan'ls that secretes his bile. HostettorV Stomach Bitters, my dear air, or madam as the case may beis what yon require. Husti n to use, if you are troubled with heartburn, wind in the stomach, or no o that four skin or the whites of your eyej are taking a sallow hue. The ease of conscience one recoives by stand t;ig alone for a right principle, even aaiul friends, is an offset to the pral es o: men. Buy CI. 00 worth Dobbins Floating-Bora ana of your grocer, sond wrappers to Dobbins Soap Mrs; Co., Philadelphia, Pa. They will sand ron Ins of ctaanre, pottage paid, a Worcester Pocket Dictionary, SS6 po?es, bound In cloth, profusely Instratad Offer rood until August 1st only. PftP1 lty. comic h'om their uncomlcal: E. A. Rood, Toledo, Ohio, says : " Hall's Catarrh Cure curetl my wife of catarrh llftoeti years ago and she has had no return of it. it's a suro oure." BoM by Druggists, 7jo. You rVIll realize I he greatest amount of good in the Ihortest time and at (ho least expense by taking fyiafirll'e SarsaparsNa The One Truo Blood Purifier. All druggists. $1. H ood ' 8 P i 1 1 8 are easy to take, easy to opera tf Kstabllshlu His Character. Judge Do you know this man? Witness Oi do thot, yeranner. Judge Is he man of good moral character? Witness (bewildered) An' sure O'm not aftber understandin' yer an nor. Jndge Does ho stand fair in the community? Witness By me sowl Oi don't apprehend yel moaning. Judge (irritably) I mean; sir, is be n good man? Witness Och, by the howly eaiuts, au' thot he is. Din't bo lick the best mon in the prasink? And am Oi not that spalpeen inoscU? Washington Eveuing Times. Without An Aim Dawkius I wonder why it is that when a woman throws a stoue at anything she is apt to hit something in an entirely different direction. Jawkins That's because sho is bronsht nn without anv aim in lifo. Harper's Bazar. AN OPEN LETTER. WHAT MRS. I. E. BRESSIE SAYS 10 AMERICAN WOMEN. Bpeaka of Her Melancholy Condition After the Dirth of Her Child. "I feci as if I was doing an injustice to my suffering sisters if I did not tell what Lydia E. l'inkhams Vegetable Com pound has done for me, and its worth to the world. "From the birth of my child until he was four years old, I was in poor health, but feeling con vinced that half of the ailments of women were imagined or else- culti vated, I fought against my bad feel ings, until I was obliged to give up. My disease baffled the best doctors. " I was nervous, hysterical; my head ached with such a terrible burning sensation on the top, and felt as if a band was drawn tightly above my brow; appetite, nausea at the sight of food, indigestion, constipation, bladder and kidney troubles, palpitation of the heart, attacks of melancholia would occur without any provocation whatever, numbness of the limbs, threatening paralysis, and loss of memory to such an extent that I feared aberration of the mind. t "A friend advised Lydia h. r-innam a Vegetable Compound, and spoke, . in$ glowing terms of what it had done foe her. " Ibegah its use and gained rapidly. Now 1 am a living advertisement of its merits. I had not used it a year when I was the envy of the whole town, for my rosy, dimpled, girlish looks and perfect health. " I recommend it to all women. I find a great advantage in being able to say, it is by a woman's hands this great boon is given to women. All honor to the name of Lydia E. Pinkham; wide success to the Vegetable Compound. In Health. MBS. I. E. BkES' b, Ilsrculansum. Jefferson Co.. M1, f I l H I t V n I aw - V V TUE TLATOKM ATIONAI, -ud'cONVENTION. fof Us Various Features - Given. . The following is tbe platform as filially agreed upon by tbe committee on resolutions and adopted by the convention : I'beamble We, the democrats of the United States in national convention assembled, do affirm our ailegianoe to the essential principles of justice and liberty upon which our,, institutions are founded, and whicfthe democratic party bos advocated from Jefferson's time to onr own freedom of spoech, freedom of the press, freedom of consoirnce, the preservation of personal right?, the equality of all citizens before the law, and the faithful observance of the constitutional limitations. During alt these years tbe democratic party has resisted tho tendency of selfish interests to the centralization of government power, and steadfastly maintained the integrity -of the dual scheme of government established by the founders of this republic of republics. Under its guidance and teachings tho great principle of local self-government has found its best expression in the maintenance of rights of the states and in its assertion of the necessity of confining the general government to the exercise of the powers granted by tho constitution of the United States. Monet Question Recognizing that the money question is paramount to all others at this time, we invite attention to the fact that the federal constitution names silver and gold together as the money metals of the United States, and that the first coinage law passed by congress nnder tho constitution made the silver dollar tho monetary unit and admitted gold to free coinage at a ratio based npon the silver dollar unit. We declare that the sot of 1873, demonetizing silver without the knowledge or the approval of the American people, hos resulted in the appreciation of gold and a corresponding fall in tbe prices of commodities produced by the people; a heavy increase in the burden of taxation and of all debts, public and private; the enrichment of the money-lending class at home and abroad ; the prostration of industry and impoverishment of the people. OrPOSED TO THE GOLD STANDARD We are unalterably opposed to monometallism, which has locked fast tho prosperity of an industrial people in the paralysis of hard times. . Oold monometallism is a British policy, and its adoption has brought other nations into financial servitude to London. It is not only nn-American, but anti-Amerioan, and it can be fastened ou the United States only by the stifling of that spirit and love of liberty which proclaimed our political independence in 1776, and won it in tho war of the revolution. Coinage op Bom Goiib and Silver We demand the free and nulimited coinage of both gold ond silver at the present legal ratio of 1G to 1, without waiting for the aid or consent of any other nation. We demand that the standard Bilver dollar shall be a full legal tender, equally with gold, for all debts, pnblio and private, and wo favor such legislation as will preveut fur the future the demonetization of any kind of legal tender money by private contract. We are opposed to tho policy and practice of surrendering to the holders of the obligations of the United States the option reserved by luw to the government of redeeming such obligations in either silver coiu or gold coin. Against Bond Issues in Time of Peace We are opposed to the it-suing of interest-bearing bonds of tho United States in timo of peace and condemn tho trafficking withbaukiug syndicates which, in exchange for bonds and at on enormous profit to thenis'iives, fii-ply tho federal treasury with gold to maintaiu the policy of gold monometallism. Congress alono has the power to coin and issue money, and President Jackson declared that this power could not be delegated to corporations or individuals. We, th refore, demand that the power to issuo notes to circulate as money bo taken from tho na tional bauks and that all paper nuney shall bo issued directly by the treasury department, be redeemable in coin and rcoeivablo for all debts, public and private. A Revknue Tariff We hold that tariff duties should be levied for purpose's of revenue, Buch duties to be so adjusted as to operate equally throughout the country and not discriminate between class or section, and that taxation shonld be limited by the needs of tho government, honestly and economically administered. Wedenounoeas disturbing to business tho republican threat to restore tho McEinley law, which has twice been condemned by the people in national elections and which, enacted nnder the false plea of protection to home industries, provod a prolific breeder of trusts and monopolies, enriched the few at tho expense of tbe many, restricted trade and deprived the producers of the great American staples of accoss to their natural markets. Until the money question ia settled, we are opposed to any agitation ' for further changes in our tariff laws, except such as are necessary to meet the deficit in revenue caused by Ihe adverse deoision of the supreme court on the income tax. But for this decision by the lupromo court, there would be no deficit in the reveuuo uuderthe law pvsaJ by a dttnocraflo congress U '",fnnriian' of nnifoim deoit-i m of that court for nearly ono hundred yearfl, that court having in that deoision sustained constitutional objections to its enaotment which had previously been overruled by the ablest judges who have ever sat on that bench. . We declare that it iB the duty of congress to use all the constitutional power which remains after that deoision or which may oome from its reversal by the oonrt as it may hereafter be constituted, so that the burdens of taxation may be eqnally and impartially laid, to the end that wealth may bear its dne proportion of tbe expenses of the goTWBaent, Ebep CfarFoBia! ; Pabpb'bs We bojd that the most efficient way of protecting American labor, is to prevent the importation of foreign pauper labor to eompete with it in the home market, and that the value of the home market to onr Amerioan farmers and artisans is greatly rednoed by a vicious monetary system which depresses the prioas of their products below the cost of production and thns deprives them of the means of purchasing the products of onr home manufacturers. The absorption of wealth' by the few, the consolidation of our leading railroad fysttms and the formation of trusts and pools require a strioter control by the federal government of those arteries of commerce. We demand the enlargement of tbe poworg of the interstate commerce commission and such restrictions and guarantees in the control of railroads as will protect the people from robbery and oppression. Denounce Republican Pboflioact W dqni unce the spt fiigate waste of moiiey wrung"" from the people by oppressive taxation and the luvish appropriation of recent republican congreeses, which have kept tax -s high while the labor that pays them is unemployed and the products of the people's toil are depressed in price till they no longer repay the oost of production. We demand a return to that simplicity and economy which benefits a democratic government and a redaction in tbe number of usoless offices, the salaries of which drain the substance of tbe people. Federal Intebfebknce Unconstitutional We denounce arbitrary in-torforenoe by federal authorities in looal affairs as a violation of the constitution of tbe United States and a crime against free institutions, and we especially object to government by injunction as a new and highly dangerous form of oppression by which federal judges, in contempt of Ihe laws of the states and rights of citizens, become at once legislators, judges and exeoutioners, and we approve the bill patsod at the last session of the United States senate and now pending in the house of rep-rentatives, relative to contempts in federal courts, and providing trials by jury in certain cases of contempt. No discrimination should be indulged by the government of tho United States in favor of its debtors. We approve the refusal of the flftj-third congress to pass the Pacifio railroad refunding bill and denounce tho t fforts of the present republican congress to enact a similar measure. As to Pensions Recognizing the just claims of deserving union soldiers, we heartily endorse the rule of the present commissioner of pensions, that no names shall be arbitrarily dropped from tbe pension rolls and the fact of enlistment and service should be doomed conclusive evidence against disease and disability before enlistment. New States We favor the admission of the territories of New Mexico and Arizona into the union as statos, and we favor the early admission of all the territories having tho necessary population and resources to entitle them to statehood, and while they remain territories we hold that the officials, appointed to administer the government of any territory, together with the District of Columbia and Alaska, should be bona fide residents of the territory or district in which their duties are to be peformed. Tho democratic party believes in home rule, and that all pnblic lands of tho United States should be appropriated to the establishment of free homes for American citizens. Wo recommend that the territory of Alaska bo granted a delegate in congress, and that the general laud and timber laws of the United States be extended to said territory. Simpathy. for Cuba We extend our sympathy to the people of Cuba in their heroic struggle for liberty and independence. Tenure of Office We are opposed to life tennro in the pnblio service. Wo favor appointments based upon merit, fixed terms of office and such an administration of the civil service laws as will afford equal opportunities to all citizens of ascertained fitness. We declare it to be the unwritten law of this republic, established by custom and usage of one hundred years and sanctioned by tho examples of the greatest and wisest of those who founded and have maintained onr government, that no man should be eligible for a thjrd term for the presidential office. Improved JWaterways rThe federal government should care for ana im prove the Mississippi river and other great waterways of the republio so as to secure for the interior states oheap and easy transportation to tidewater. When any waterway of the republio is of sufficient importance to need aid from the government, such aid should be extended upon a definite plan of continuous work until improvement is secured. Submitted Confiding in the justice of our eause and the necessity of its succoss at tbe polls, we submit tbe foregoing declaration of principles and purposes to the considerate judg ment of the American people. We in vite the support of all citizens who ap prove them and who " desire to havt tbem maiio tlleclive tnronga legislation for the relief of the people and tht restorstkn of the country's pros perity. THREE FBI EN OS SUCCESSFUL. It is Reported That Sho Landed an Expedition In Cuba. A special to. The Florida Times-Union from Key West says : "Your correspondent is reliably informed that the Three Friends landed an expedition Monday night abont 12 o'clock, near Camaguey, and abont 2 o'clock the same night sighted the Spanish warship Alfonzo XIIX All the men and ammunition having been landed by this time the Three Friends started on her way back. In their haBto they loft their three surf boats, which were found by the Spaniards and taken to Havana. Shortly after sighting this coast the United States ship Raleigh hove in sight and thinking her the Alfonzo tbe Three Friends was pushed to her utmost capacity. II OB ART NOTIFIED OV Ill8 NOMINATION AS TIIK RE. . TUPUCAN VICE-PRESIDENT. ; 1 1 A Great Day at Patterson, N. J., the Nominee's Home. Th4 committee appointed to formally notify Hon, Garret A. Hobart of liie nomination by the republican national convention for the vice presidency of ihe United States, met at Patterson, N. J., Tuesday, and assembled at his residence at the corner of Carroll and Ellison streets, where the ceremonies were carried out according to the letter of the program. Mr. Charles W.. Fairbanks was the spokesman for the committee, and in the beautiful parlors of the nominee, in the presence of the committeemen and the immediate family of the distinguished candidate, he spoke to Mr. Hobart briefly, but pointedly, in notifying him of the action of the convention. Mr. Hobart, strong-willed -business man as he is, was deeply.touohed by tho words of confidence and seemed to realizo as perhaps he has not before, the trust that was imposed in him by party associates in national convention. At the oonc'nsion of Mr. Fairbanks speech, Mr. Hobart arose slowly and spoke softly and firmly, but with no effort at oratory. He said, among other things: Mr. Chairman and Gentlomen of the Committee: I beg to extend to ou my grateful acknowledgements for the very kind and flattering terms in which you convey the formal announcement of my nomination for vice president of the United States by the republican national convention at St. Louis. I am profoundly sensible of the honor which has been done mo and through me to tho state in which all of my life has boen spent in my selection as a candidate for this high office. "Let me say, that it will be my earnest effort in the coming campaign to contribute in every way possible to the success of the parly which we sep-rescnt and which, as to the important issno of the time, stands for the best interest of the people." He spoke of tho issue of the republican platform, and concluded as follows: "With this brief expresrion of my appreciation of the distinguished honor that has been bestowed upon me, and this signification of my acceptance of tho trust to which I have been summoned, I place myself at the service of the. republican party and of the country." The meeting concluded wth a reception und loud demonstrations in all parts of the city. The lay was a red letter one for Patterson ; many of the business houses were decorated and everything was arranged to conform to the honors of the occasion Few men are more popular at their homes than Garrpt Hobart. There he is affectionately called Gus by all persons who may enjoy his acquaintance, rich or pocy. SOUTHERN PROGRESS. The Industrial SltuuMou as Reported for the I'ast Week. Reports received the past week covering many of tho trade centers of the south indicate that business is still dull, but the opinion prevails tint the general outlook is more encouraging, and renewed activity in all lines of trade is expected when the fall season opens. The iron and steel market shows but little change. Quotations are somewhat lower, and a number of mills are stopping for the ut-ual repairs made at this time of year, which will decrease the output. Ihe question of wages which also comes up at this season, has beeu amicably settled in most cases, and no strikes of any importance arc reported or anticipated. The lumber trade is steady but quiet. At some points improvement is noted, and collections aro fairly good. Northern textile mills continue to close down. The southern textile manufacturers have decided to curtail production, and will run on a short time dnring July and August. The following new industries are reportod for the week: Brick and tile works at Spilmon, W. Va. ; a $25,000 construction company at Alexandria, Va. ; an $80,000 power plant to be erected at Knoxville, Tenn., by the Knoxville Street Railway oompany, and a light and power plant atManassas,Va. A $20,000 fer-tizer oompany has been chartered at Spartanburg, S. C. ; glass works will be built at Morgantown, W. Vo. ; a $20,000 ice factory at Crowley, La. ; machinery works at Selma, Ala. ; water and light plant at Whitney, Texas, and a $25,000 mining company has been organized at Richmond, Va. An organ factory will be established at Staunton, Va. ; a cotton gin at Farm-erville, La. ; lumber mills at Jackson, Ala., and Livingston, Texas; a saw mill at Bedford City, Va. ; a spoke and hnb factory at Black Rock, Ark., and a wagon factory at Ripley, Miss. Other new industries reported are bicyole works at Henderson, Ky. ; a box faotory at Pine Bluff, Ark. ; a cotton mill at Concord, N. C. ; an electrical plant at Washington, N. C. ; a paper mill at New Orleans, La. ; a saw mill at Brewton, Ala., and a slate quarry at Anniston, Ala. The enlargements for the week include a furnace at Etna, Go. ; iron and wire works at Atlanta, Ga., and Little Rook, Ark. ; machine" works at Birmingham, Ala. ; a cotton mill at Gainesville, Go., and a lumber mill at Yazoo City, Miss, Among the new buildings reported is a $25,000 city hall at Riohmond, Va. ; a $10,000 hotel at Huntingdon, Tenu. ; a 10-story office building at Atlanta, Ga., and a $10,000 residence at Chattanooga. Tradesman (Chattanooga Tenn.) FATAL OAS EXPLOSION. Six Persons Injured and Three, It Is Feare.1, Will Die. By the explosion of natural gas at the Evergreen hotel, seven miles north of Allegheny, Pa., six persons were injured, three, it is feared, fatally. - The hotel was badly damanged by the explosion, which was e tuscd by a leaking CONDITIONS WITHDRAWN. Mr. Rous Allowed Committee to Select the Battle Abbey Site. ' The special committee of four appointed by General Jackson, of the board of trustees, and nineteen representatives of tbe southern states who were selected at the Confederate Veterans' rennion in Richmond last week, conferred with Charles Broadway Rouss at New York, Monday, relative to his proposition to donate $500,000 for tbe puipose of erecting a suitable memoral to the confederate dead. Tbe special committee comprised of General W. H. Jackson, of Tennessee, chairman ; Dr. Tagne, of Sonth Carolina, secretary; General George L. Johnson, of Alabama, and General Briggs, of Kentucky. Mr. Ronss's original proposition was that he would donate the sum mentioned providing tbe memorial was erected in Washington and controlled by a committee which he himself would designate. The committee argued that it was the sentiment of those interested that nnder .no circumstances conld they allow the memorial to be constructed at Washington or any other place north of Mason and Dixon's line. When the committee met Mr. Rouss by appointment each made a brief speech and in oloquent language on behalf of tbe veterans of the late confederacy, expressed their sincere appreciation for his great liberality and offer of a donation for the memorial and conveyed to him universal heartfelt sentiments of the southern voterons. They strenuously objected to the memorial being constructed in Washington, whereupon Mr. Rouss generously withdrew the conditions originally made and left tho selection of a suitable site, as well as the control of the memorial, to the committee and agreed to donate $100,000 in aid of tho memorial. This was agreeable to tbe special committee and they adjourned. Tho meeting was held in Mr. Rouss' office. General Jackson, who is temporary chairman of tho board of trustees, will call them together at Chattanooga August 17th, by which time it is proposed to procure a charter and incorporate an organization under tbe laws of tho state of Alabama. Several places aro in view, but tho committeemon were non-committal. The committee were entertained at dinner by Mr. Rouss. ROADS SIUST PAY POSTAGE. Postmaster General Wilson Says "R. R. 11." Envelopes Are Misused. Postmaster General Wilson says that the railroads of this country are beating the government out of $250,000 a year by conding their official mail in the baggage cars without being stamped. It has long been tho custom of the railroads to send their own official correspondence from point to point along their lines in a pouch of their own, which was handled by the baggage master. This has probably always been the practice. They have also handled the correspondence of connecting lines in the same way. "R. R. B."envelopes are familiar to all. It has been no secret among railroad men. Postal route agents have known of the practice, and so has every one who had any familiarity at all with railroad practices. The post-office department claims the right to order the roads to pay postage on all their correspondence except that which relates to some baggage, freight or papfenger going on the tamo train.and accompanying the correspondence. Postmaster General Wrilson quotes tho law, and it seems to sustain him fully in bis position. It is not generally known that the law prohibits a corporation or individual from carrying letters between places reached by tho government postal service. It does not matter if these letters are private property of the person carrying them. Unless thoy bear government postage the act is unlawful. Express companies canuot lawfully carry letters from place to place unless they bear government postage. STORM AT PENSACOLA. Houses Wrecked and Many Lives May be Lost. One of the most severo storms that has ever visited the section around Pensacola, Flo., raged all day Wednesday. All communication by telegraph and telephone was cut off with the outside world. Houses, trees, fences, roofs, chimneys are strewn in every direction all over tho city, and everything is desolate and awry. The Louisville and Nashville railroad track on East Bay shore and the Penssoola Terminal Company's track and West Bay shore are all washed away. Several vessels in tho bay have been snnk or turnod over, and buildings and wharves all along Ikp water front have either been swept Sway or very nearly so, and thousands of dollars will have to be spent to repair and replace them. It is estimated that the loss in the city will amount to over $100,000, and in the bay to over half a million. Up to the present time there is no report of loss of life, but it is impossible now to tell what the true state of affairs on the bay is, and later dispatches may divulge the fact that considerable loss of life has been sustained on the bay and gulf shores. CHRISTIAN ENDEAVORERS MEET Fifteenth Annual Convention Assembles in Washington City. The fifteenth annual convention of the United Societies of Christian Endeavor opened its business session at Washington, D. C, Thursday morning, This formal opening, which took place simultaneously in the 3 big tents on the White lot, was preceded Wednesday night by twenty-two separate meetings in the city oh arches, where the several delegations have established their headquarters. Over these meetings the pastors of the several churches presided. Devotional exercises, singing, two formal addresses and quiet hoar of prayer made up the program for eioh meeting. In all forty-four addresses were made, and the list of speakers assigned thereto, containing the names of many leading preiohers in the American pulpits, attraated good sised aadiwMSt ; Oaths of VartoBS Countries. I the various nations there are many rations forms of taking oaths to assure truthfulness. A Hindoo law says : "Let jndge swear a Brahmin by bis veracity, soldier by his horses, bis elephant or his arms an agriculturist by his cows, his grain or his money ; and a Soudra by all his crimes. " In Chinese courts, when a witness is sworn, a live cock is brought into oonrt and the head of the bird out off. Another form is for the witness to take in his hands a saucer and say : "In the face of God I break this saucer; if it comes together again, Chinaman has told a fie and expects not to live five days; if it remains asunder. Chinaman has told the truth and escapes the vengeance of the Almighty." He then smashes the saucer in pieces and becomes a qualified witness. One and perhaps both of these forms have been used in California, where Chinamen have been called as witnesses. The ancient Jews swore by tbe book of the law; the Egyptians by the head of their king, and the Greeks by one or more of their nnmerons gods who was supposed to have charge of the partic ular matter. The people of Aready swore by tbe waters of Styx, and the Romans by their faith and honor. The Persians swore by the sun, while the Celts, in taking an oath, laid their hand upon a pillar of stone. - The only binding oath upon a Higblandor is one sworn upon tbe point of his dirk ; he cares nothing for an oath taken npon the gospels of the cross. The Russians swear by the cross, and the Germans and French by tbe nplif ted band, as is common with us, concluding with the formula, "So help me God." Many forms of oaths may be fonnd in Chaucer, Shakespeare and the elder dramatists. Hamlet swears Horatio and Marcellns npon the hilt of his sword, and Touchstone swears Rosalind and Celia by their beards, which they had not, and consequently conld not be foresworn. In the "Canterbury Tales" the princess swears "by St. Eloy," the host "by my fathtr's soul," the carpenter's wife "by St Thomas of Kent" and the merchant "by St Thomas of Inde." " Innumerable other oaths even more curious may be culled by the students of history and literature. Chicago Times Herald. How It Is Done. Tbe Spanish general gazedjntently at a mpp of Cuba. Poising his lead pencil in the air, he whirled it gently in circles. Then, closing bis eyes, be began to repeat a Spanish translation of ".Pickery, dickery dock." As the last words left his lips he brought the pencil down, and, opening his eyes, saw that the point rested on the name "Arroyo la Vif jn." "That sounds all right," he observed, complacently. "Then, turning to his 'secretary' he snid: "I have seltled the ninvi of our latest victory. Telegraph Ih'it we defeated tbe iusurgon's yesterday in a tremendous battle at Arroyo In Vieja." "Wi re they commanded by Gomez or Maceo?" "I dou't know," said the general, petulantly. "Whose turn is to be defeated? Cau't yon attend to tbe de lails without ljotht-ring me? I have enough to do to arrange tbe general plun of campaign." Puek. 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It makes them strong and well. It makes them attractive by making them healthy. Price $ i per bottle, soi.n nir ai.v. malkm lit edicdte. y y Soarklinff with life meoicau department , OparKling wiui me Tnlane University of LouUlana. rich with delicious flavor, mDffir tttT)T?C3 T) tni1o materials are onaalet. Free access l riven HIKtSO KOOtDeer StandS totne rreat Charity Hospital with 7CO bed . , . and 30,000 patients unuuatly. Special inetruo IirSt aS IiatUre S PUreSt and tinn Unrivendnily at the bedside t the M'-k. - . , The next aession begins October 15lh, 1S36. For most refreSninST drink, catalogue and information addresi ; . J . Prof. 8. B. CHA1LAE, SI. D, Dean. tsest by any tesU wp. a Drawer set. kevv Orleans, la nJjtfTtifTiciirtMi.aimC,uHWjin ' ' - -'. tfcHM.ii 0 17! O 7Treated; flDcuSTfroiL !;uuJuYS: .iSSSLand Bone Liniment made. Cure &TJV&iS!iS iog?wraiU PftCK. trash cuts, vronnds braises, sores, rheumatism f L aiv TP'.TVtlT I OKIiMtS f S!E b "H and painsof all kinds. Bold by alt medicine l)? X.L (Jut iuia, leoiu AuuMk ba. dealers. Price, 26 and 60 cent. Get Cuban - -- Relief tat summer complaint. Mannfao mm tnrl only bv the New Spencer Modiolne r iiu.i '"' 1, HmrAraTjirr"cf FaraeraU on the Installment Plan. ' There seems to be no end otroubla . in store for those who are so unforto- nate m to bo-members of the human - raoe. , A great many people conti:iat to live, not because they nave any aim in life or are of any particular service to the world or themselves but beoanM v they cannot afford the expense of dying. An inventive genius in Vermont recently devised a plan which seemed likely to supply the long-felt waul. was nothing more nor Js man a funeral insurance company. , Yon can join the company by. pacing $2 and . then continue to pay small , monthly installments until yon-had paid, in $75. Of conrse tbe great speculation in the thing would be to die right after . yon bad paid your $2 admission fee and before yon 'had blown in any of the monthly dues. Getting a coffin with door plate on the lid ; brand new shroud (no second hand affair), ' clergyman at the funeral at grave on a grassy knoll, is something "immense. As soon as insured that would be what yon are entitled to. That made it on 9 of the neatest schemes on earth, and if the company could continue solvent, life would have no object and everybody would want to die to beat the company. The insurance commission- t ers of some of the other states, evi dently envious of the Vermont patent on death, are refusing to allow the company to do business in their territory. It is feared that this limitation will compel tbe Vermont organizatioa to go into bankruptcy. Minneapolis Journal. The Tin Plate Industry; The bureau of industrial statistics has completed a report on the tin plate industry in Pennsylvania. It will show that there are eleven plants in tbe state nv vVial to V n nwn na 111 it b" plates, and nineteen that buy the black plates and finish them by dipping or coating with tin. All but two of the bleck plate manufactories, one in Philadelphia and the other in Harrisbnrg, are looetad in Pittsburg and other parts of western Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania has one-third of the black plate manufactories of America and over forty per cent of their entire capacity. The con-oern at Newcastle is tbe largest in the world, the annual output being 750,000 boxes. The report will contain a description of tin plate making in America by John Jarrett, an authority on the subject Last year there was turned out in Pennsylvania a total product of finished tin and tin plate of 104,376,306 pounds, the aggregate value-of which was $4,237,819. The total amount paid in wages was $1,349,618. The Child Enjoys The pleasant flavor, gentle action and sooth log effect of Srrup of Figs when in neeJ of a laxative, and if tho father or mother be eostiri or bijioua, the most gratifying results follow Its use; so that it is the best family remedy known and every family should have a bottle Gladstone says tho Torkl h (tovernB3nt If t the greatest scourge of mankind. S IUl U1UU ISUB unv AD AUv V -w - - FITS 'tnpiied free by Du. Klim-Obi!at Seuvk RESToaJSR. No lHs after 11 r.-rt day'e !i. Marvelous cures. Treatise and I'J.Wtrial bo e free. Dr. Kline. 931 Arch St.. Pulla- Pa. Mrs. Wlnslow's Sootliin? Syrup for children teethtnir. softens the ijums. reduces inftam m i-'ion. allays piiui.ciires wind colic. 25c. a bottle. I believe Pico's Cure for Consumption saved mv boyV -ire last eummer. Mri. Allis Douolass, LeRoy, Alicli., O t. 20. '94. 'f Hftllrted with pore eyes use Dr. Isaac Thompson V! a I 25c pr bntri. When yon see a "good-looking" woman, yon nearly always see a healthy woman. Beauty is really health. It is the attractiveness of face and form that comes naturally when weakness and pain ore absent. Sickness and pain drive attractiveness away. It is difficult to make women believe their tortures can be cured at home. The popular belief is that thev mnst suffer on and on or go V V y ?PAIivi

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