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•OEMEMBER there XV are hundreds of brands of White Lead (so called) on the market that nro not White Lead, composed largely of Barytes ar.d other cheap materials. But the .number of brands of genuine Strictly Pure White Lead is limited. The following brands are standard ''Old Dutch" process, and just as good as they were v/!:c:i you or your father were boys : "Anchor," "Southern," "Eckstein," "RedSsal," "Kentucky," "Collier." FOR COLORS.—National Lead Co.'a TLTC White Lead Tinting Colors, a one-pound ta:i to a 35-pouml ki-i? of Lrad ami mix your own paints. Saves time and annoyance in matchin;: shades, uud iru.-rco il'.c 'j^-' IJ--IE thai it ,.: possible to pl.t on \vncjij. Send iri a postal caid anj jje' our i,(x,k ... p.'iiitts ;int! color-card, •frt-'c; !t u:il i-r^!.-.. '.? save you a t;ood ir.Liiy itollnrG. NATIONAL l.'.'..'.D CO.. Xew V^' Crlicinriritl l:.'.i:;-ll. Seventh and Freeman Avcrilr.-, Cliicmna!:, COULD HAVE A WAVE. Michigan Could Pdso Up and Surprise Chicago. All ft N'ruils I» tin Rivrthqu:i!c<> to Set It :i tioliiir—V.'lmt iin Aiiflvnt 5T:ir- liicr Sny» A fount Such Mutters. "Apropos of the recent Atlantic tidal wave," said an ancient mariner to a Chicago Tribune man the other day, "an account of one nearer home might bo of interest at this time. It isn't necessary to have an ocean of water to produce one of those waves by long odds. Old Lake Michigan could get up a prime article in that line and show Chicago a few things heretofore unthonght o£.° AU that would be necessary would be an earthquake in tho lake and then there would be from si.x to ten feet of water here in no time. The story that I started to tell you has an earthquake as the prime cause, a tidal wave as tho immediate effect, and a mined town as. the result. "New Madrid, Mo., was destroyed by the 'great shake, 1 as it was called, in theyc'ar IS11. Tho whole Mississippi valley was affected. The center of violence was at Little Prairie, near New Madrid. The vibrations were felt over tho Ohio valley as high as Pittsburgh. New Math-id snleered more than any other town on tho Mississippi. At that time Indians were dangerous and the persons engaged in carrying produce in boats to New Orleans kept in company •for mutual defense. In tho middle of December 10 there was a terrible shod; and jarring of the boats so that tho crews were all awakened and hurried on deck, thinking of an Indian attack. •The noise and commotion were drcatl- 'f ul, but soon stopped. In the morning loud roaring and hissing were heard 'and there was a tremendous boiling up 'of the waters of the Mississippi in huge 'swells, tossing the boats about so violently that the men were thrown about 'on tho decks. Tho water in the river 'changed to a reddish hue, then became •black with mud thrown up from the tho bottom, while tho surface, lashed iby the agitation of tho earth beneath, kv-as covered with -foam, which, path- 'cring into masses the sizo of a barrel, floated along the trembling surface. "The earth opened in wide fissures, and closing again threw tl»c water, sand and mud in huge jets higher than 'the tops of the trees. The atmosphere was filled with a thick vapor of gas. lAt New Madrid several boats were carried by the great waves up onto the bank of the river just above the town, and were left high and dry a considerable distance from the water. Many b»iats were wrecked on the snags, while others were stmk. or stranded on 'the sand bars and islands. Tho scenes for several days during tho repeated shocks were horrible. The sulphurated .'eases discharged tainted tho air with noxious effluvia, and so strongly impregnated the water of the river for one hundred and fifty miles below that it could hardly bo used for any purpose for many days. New Madrid, which stood on ti bluff twenty feet above the summer floods, sunk so low that the next rise covered ittondcnlbof five feet. The bottoms of several lakes in the vicinity were elevated and have since been planted with corn. People lived along the river in those clays, more than in the country, BO the big water disturbance did probably more damage than tho -shakes' where there was no water. So you can easily sec how there can be a tidal wave .without an ocean and that we may have one of our own some day. When ' it comes it should be a good one. so those eastern people will be satisfied we did not manufacture it to get even." EflVct of Tiwhlon. ' Ilow quickly a fashion makes the wheels of trade go round! In a Philadelphia trolley car discussion the other day a man said: "Yecv ray brother's mill is busy, lie has orders for one thousand (jvo hundred pieces ahead, » and ho makes three thousand three hundred and fifty yards a day! lie makes crinoline—hair cloth." Now, a year ago this would scarcely have been an itc.ni, but the enormous amount of cloth used now in stiffening out the , hems of women's dresses and for lining- the entire back of the skirt of gowns causes this demand. It is a compromise, erf course, between classic tfolds and hoops that the crinoline 1 comos in to fill. THE GOSSIP OF GOTHAM. What Will Become of Miss Gould When She Is a Countess? Copp*e'» Expected Vl.lt -Fortune* Made ID » Day Throuc'' l»el»y of <»<=e»n Uner»—Society Daroc" Deny That They Smoke. [COPYRIGHT, 1895.] Miss Anna Gould, as the wife of Count de Castellane, will have admission to the coveted purlieus of the Faubourg-, St. A n- toine, und when she resides in Paris, and she. will reside there perm an en tl y when the honeymoon is over.will make her home in the fine old If mansion, or more /^strictly, chalet, near the edge of now sirE ACCEPTED the Bois do Bou- I[IM . logne which has been leased by the count for the next three years beginning with the coming aiitiiinn. Tlicremustbe some misapprehension with reference to the count's means, as he is known to be very well off, and through bis uousiu is related to the 'French branch of the _Hoths- cliilds. Another cousin of his was formerly I'Vi-nc.'h ambassador to the court of tho c/.ur, and tin-count himself last summer gave twenty 'thousand francs to the hospital at Havre. The (Joulds themselves have stud that tln-ro is no truth in tlie assertion that .Miss Anna will formally embrace the Catholic religion, but there can be no doubt that the children of the count and countess, should they be blessed with any, will be brought up in that faith. The dispensation from the pope would be granted on no other terms, and when it is remembered that the (,'astellanes for vifrht generations have been stanch supporters of the papacy, it si-ems likely that the riiniors of Miss Gould's conversion to the Catholic faith which were rife when she entered tho convent near Versailles about a year ago have some element of probability in them. The match is deemed a triumph foi> Mrs. I'aran Stevens, who encouraged it from the first, and who {rave the brilliant series of dances and dinners at which the young people saw so much of each other. Oddly enough, it was Mrs. Stevens' friend. Princess de Sagan, who introduced the two to each other in Paris. Therefore, .everything- considered. Miss Could ;ts well as tho count has made a very pood marriage. The young lady has already presented to her fiance "the picture of herself which she painted last summer with the aid of a mirror. This painting- of one's self was the fad of the season and Miss Gould succeeded, as was generally admitted, better than most of the amateur artists who took it up. When the count was waiting for an answer to his proposal the young- lady got this picture from her brother and seat it to the count, thus daintily i-nforiainj,' him that his offer was accepted. Friincots Coppim'* Clothefl. The arrival of Francois Coppee, the distinguished French academician, is awaited in New York with the keenest interest by the members of that rather wide circle in the in e t r o p o 1 is known as t ii e gilded youth. M. Coppee is noted the world over for his exquisitely fashionable attire, and the fact that the ' COI-PESSFAB, prince of \Vales imitates the innovations in attire of this world-renowned literary man is sufUcicnt to acquire fo*- him what they term in France a renom- mcc. M. Coppee will undoubtedly be responsible for numerous variations in fashionable attire, and the one fad, which he affects above all others, of wearing heavy fur overcoats in the late spring, is likely to be the cause of in- fuiito personal discomfort to more than one metropolitan beau. ^ Coppee, however, comes upon a distinctly literary mission and will tour the country for material for the inevitable book. The Frenchman.will probably be here in a few weeks, and then it is likely that Conan Doyle will-be outdone. M. Coppee will be welcomed in the houses of the plutocracy, and is likely to be the first* lion to receive the homage of the markedly millionaire clique. This is because he brings letters of introduction to the first families here and is, moreover, qiiit-o a social power in Paris. ITis visit will last, it is stated, fully six months. ^ Krpnillnte the dr»retto llabtt- Considerable indignation has been created in New York's fashionable cir- ! cles by the. systematic attempts j of three well- : k n o w n young members of the K n i c kerbocker club t o spread the report that various well- known young women are a ddicted to the'cigarette habit. The stories now going about that Mrs. Astor, Mrs. THE LIBEL OF THE 399. Gould, Mrs. Van- dcrbilt and Mrs. Gerry are regular users of the paper cylinder after dinner ara utterly repudiated in circles most likely to bo well informed. As a matter of "fact, Mrs. Astor never smoked a cigarette in. her life,.and the other ladies most certainly nave never be-:n observed to make use of the weed at any public or social dinner, whatever they may be thought to do in the privacy ot their palaces. Mr. Astor himself is also much annoyed by statements emanating from the clubs that it is his habit to buy up whole rows at the theaters when he cannot have a box, in order not to be surrounded by other members of the audience. Now, Mr. and Mrs. Astor are alike in visiting the theater in a most democratic manner, and for person^ of their wealth are rarely to be seen in a box, and at matinees usually sit in the orchestra circle like ordinary mortals. Further, both the Astors and Vanderbilts travel in the regular trains and ferryboats between local points, and seldom use special trains unless they have a party of guests with them, ^ Fortunet Made from Fancy Klilc». The underwriters who were not afraid to take flyers on the cargo of La G a s c o g ne, in spite of th'e fact that when she was six days overdue,she had become what they term in insurance circles a fancy risk, are at '^Mmt^lMZv Present reaping the rewards of their daring, In one case some thousands of dollars clear profit were made by the turn of a couple- of hundreds. It looked on the seventh day as if nobody in the business could be induced to take up La Uuscogue on any terms, and but three hours before the sttineh ship was sighted oil' Fire island an insurance man went all over the street literally begging his confreres to help him out of tiie hole he was in by consenting to relieve him of a share of his risk. liut'ho could not gel rid of his policies on any terms, although the rates he offered were very tempting. In fact, this business of reinsuring risks when they have in the course of events become "fancy" has developed into something of a lottery, and the returns in not a few instances have boon vi-rv profitable. Hut the turning up of La'Gnscogne after every man in the profession had in his heart of hearts given her upas lost has shown that :i ship may be overdue more than a week from purely natural causes, and the alarm felt in similar cases will be much diminished hereafter. Jlawnli'u liunilH. Wall street lias a new flurry, but it has nsyet to assume the proportions of a national' sensation. A syndicate has been w o rk i n g the street with an issue of Hawaiian bonds. They went first at a considerable de- d u c t i o n from their face value, as it is generally HAWAII'S STATE SEAL. known that the revenues of the little republic arc rather meager. But n story got about that with a change of administration these bonds would certainly be guaranteed by the government of the United States, as annexation would, make such a guarantee inevitable. Immediately the bonds went up to a slight premium and were pr<Kuplly worked off on persons eager for speculation. Then came a story direct from Honolulu that President Dole's government was opposed to the sale of any Hawaiian bonds in this country, and that even in ease of annexation the Hawaiian republic would refuse to permit any guarantee by our government, as it would be galling to Hawaiian national pride to be put in tho position of annexing for the money to bo made out of the step. Tho bonds at once took a tumble and were bought in by the original holders at a deduction of fully fifty per cent. It is said that the schemers made over $350,000 by tills neat little turn. It is no secret in New York that the Hawaiian government is seriously concerned at the manner in which its bonds arebeinj swapped about on Wall street, as it gives a decidedly dubious impression of the condition of the native treasury. The situation is the more galling as the Hawaiian treasury is promptly meeting all demands upon it and its iudcbt- nc'ss need not go begging. It is understood that the Hawaiian administration i« doing its best to call in all these bonds, but the speculators will not let them go. JlnyoT Strouc'n ExcUi*lvcnc««- The fact that Mayor Strong nowadays seldom attends social functions an d is never seen at the clubs which h e was wont to attend before his elevation to his present office, has given rise to various conjectures among the gossipers. The facts of the matter arc beginning to be understood. It seems that, although before his election the mayor's family •were quite powerful socially and were asked everywhere, his honor soon found that his entertainers had some object in their hospitalities and that dinners and receptions usually masked some mercenary design or other. The most conspicuous instance of this was the dinner at Albany, which, although, purelv political in its make-up, has since had numerous followers. Hence, the mayor has determined to avoid all social- functions as much as possible, and the Strongs are by no means as much in evidence at Fifth avenue receptions as they were before the new year opened. The mayor has even resigned from two of the fashionable clubs, much, to the disgust of the srilded POLITICS. members thereof, who had assumed tb have the entree to his honor at all times, flenee, the storicb recently cir- tliat the mayor was becom- >pular in society and had lost f the social influence he pos- cfore his nomination. DAVID TO IMPROVE YOUR LOOKS. Doflce* for Making the Complcilon Better and Addia;,- to Physical Ucauty. • Vanity furnishes the inspiration for many of the inventions of the patent office. One of these is a mask of very thin rubber, designed to be worn on the face at night. It causes profuse perspiration, which washes impurities out of the skin and makes the complexion clearer. Suti tan is quickly removed: so it is claimed. Another device for producing dimples, according to the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette, is a woman's idea. It is a wire mask, likewise to put on when going to bed. By an arrangement of screws, pencils of wood, very blunt, arc madu to press upon the cheeks and chin at the points where dimples are desired. Uncomfortable? Why, of course. Cut, as the French say, it is worth while to suffer for beauty's sake. False busts, hips and calves are made of rubber, to be blown out like balloons, and in many other styles, while the young lady of build hopelessly siceletonescjue may procure a complete stuffod jacket which lills out her form at every point to the extent requisite for counterfeiting desirable embonpoint. If one is so unfortunate as to lack a nose he can obtain n. false one o 1 ' prmk-r muehc, artful Iv enameled to imitate the skin. One" kind of imitation proboscis is attached to a spectacle frame. so that I.V: owner puts on his counterfeit nasal organ in adjusting his glasses. Masculine vanity is concerned in the genesis of about eighty patents for various kinds of miistaclH! guards, One such is a gold plate with a apriri;.r, which may be fastened to any drinking vessel at, a monicut's r.otive. Another is especially designed for beer glasses. A tube connecting with it goes down deep into the beer, so that the mustachcd drinker is able to avoid the foam. Other guards are destined to Vic wore like spectacles sowe-ivh.it, with wires to pass to tho back of the cars of the wearer, and hold them on. Tho shield for the mustache is of gold or silver, or of fine a'-Vld wire net. THE ITALIAN A View of Their 1'niscnt Condition ami Prospects for t!>o Future. What are the prospects of the people? That depends in the present case largely upon the people themselves. A peo-. pie that arc not united will never bear taxation patiently, because a disunited people cannot be commercially prosperous, and, therefore. t:annot a fiord to pay the taxes. The difference between north and south Italy, or between Piedmont and Sicily, are not, indeed, like those between Ireland and England, largely religious, but they are certainly radical, and the (ru lf between tho easygoing, but passionate, children of the two Sicilies and the hardy mountaineer and stalwart cultivator of the Piedmont plains is almost as wide as the chasm betwecji the Toulon and the Celt. Victor Enuowicl's favorite nniticr of Italy was the array, but, says the Fortnightly Review, ithas turned in the hands of his successor into a disintegrator. It was all very well to move the army up and down Italy when the army was a symbol of common litoera- tion'frora which so much was expected; but now the tyrants are gone there is no longer halo of romance about the army, nothing- but army bills. The tyrant now in tho tax collector. * Undoubtedly the people have a grievance. The taxes have been not only cruelly but unjustly exacted. The collector has entered Sicilian cottages, backed by the police, and, seeing the pot-a-feu smoking, argued that those who could afford to cat could afford to pay a "supplement" or excess tax, and if it turned out there was no money, the officers of the law have been known to seize the dinner and throw it out the window, under the noses of the poor peasant and his hungry family. There was no redress for the subjects of Humbert any more than for those of Domba, when his police, under' the brutal Manisalco at Palermo, draggc-d- the wive?, and daughters of the Palermitans out of bed. stole their jewelry and arrested their husbands and brothers on fictitious charges. People will always rise a^aiast misgovcrnmcntand oppression, whether tho government calls itself republican, monarchinl or any other. no was asKing tne old roan for his daughter in marriage. He was talking tremblingly, hesitatingly, says the Springfield Union, as you read of in story books, and the scene was full oi color, so far as an irate father and a nerveless young man could make it. It came the old man's turn to speak, and as he began his face was white with passion and his voice shook with excitement "You want to marry my daugilitcr?" he said. "Ah, now is the time for my. revenge. Twenty years ago your father crippled me in a stock deal'and I swore to be revenged. And now my time has come." He paused for breath" and the aspirant, for the maiden's hand was- about, to beat a hastv retreat in the face .of supposed defeat, when the father broke forth again.: "Yes. sir. I swore to be revenged, and now 111 strike the father through the son. Want my daughter, . eh? Well, take her, and may she prove as expensive to you as she has to me." 1 The old man dropped into his chair, worn out vriih the c.xeiternent of his plot, and the youni man.fainted. POINT about Hood's Sarsaparilla is that they are p^-^nt. T>-y startfrom thewiidfoundaliw*— P r>- T HE STRONG the cures by for Infants and Children. I OTHERS, Po You Know *« B«teman'« Drop* Godfrey's Cordial, many wxalkxl Soothing Syrups, in* most remedies for chiMre'n are composed of opium or morphine? Do Ton Know that opium and morphine are stupefylnR mireoUc potoons T •Po Yon Know that in most countries druggi** <™ "<* P^rni"* 1 «° "» n"°o*» without labeling them poisons f Do Ton Know that you should not permit any medicine to b* given your child- unless you or you ' physician know of what it is composed ? Po Yon Know that Castorin is a purely vegetable preparation, and that a list of- Its ingredients is published with every bottle ? Do Ton Know that Gloria is the prescription of tho famou* Dr. Samuel Pitcher. That it has been in use for nearly thirty years, and that more Castoria i» ™w sold than of all other remedies for children combined ? Do Yon Know that tho Patent Office Department of Che United States, and of other countries, have issued exdudv* right to Dr. Piteto nnd 1* a»iR«» to **» the irarf " Castorin," and its tonuula, nnd that to imitate them is a suite prison offense r Po You Know that one of the reasons for granting «Hs povemmonf, protection was because Castor* had been proven to be absolutely harmless? Po Yon KI.QW that 35 ovorauo closes of Ouswrl. «™ f»"W.«l to* 3& cents, or one cent a doao ? Po You Know fluitwhen possessed of this pcrfrrt preparation, your children may bo kept well, and that you may havo unbroken rest? Well, these thtngg are worth knowing. They are fa«s. The fac~«imllo sicnatni-o of Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. IN THE WORL-P F P oas Ins and Refreshing to the Tasto. SOLO BY ALL O»ueO/ST«. A nicely !ll»*lml«l ci«fl.ly-pace Wncoln Story Book .riven «, crcry pachas* of, e of Li/coh, Tea. Price Sc. ^ your dn, re i«. or LINCOLN TBA Co., h on ^ ay»«s mi For Sale by W H. Porter. WANT WHAT THEY CAN'T GET. Uov a Orl-.ili) Mitlo llmimn \Vciihnes« AlT<.-<:ts ihf I'-nrnilHi'" "J'i-:i<lti. ' ".John,"said a furniture salesman, the other day, to the mover whom he had summoned, "this bedroom < set is .sold, but ills not to be delivered just yet, Move it out of the salesroom at once and store it somewhere until I want it." ••What's the use of moving it until you Bend it nn to me 1 , 1 " asked the purchaser, idly. "Why don't you leave it where it The salesman, says a New York exchange, uttered a queer little laugh and said: "It'is evident that you were never in the furniiuri) business, or you would not ask that question. If I should mark that set 'sold' and leave it here in the salesroom in plain sight it would probably lose us several good sales." "How so?" tusked the purchaser, with an unbelieving look. "It illustrates a universal weakness 01 human nature." laughed the salesman. "Everybody wants what he can't get, and there is nothing quite so attractive to the average buyer as a piece of furniture that somebody else has bought before he came around. If 1 left that bedroom set out marked 'sold' half a dbzen persons would say before night that it, was exactly the set they wanted, and when they heard there were no duplicates they would fuss around enviously and nothing else in the establishment would satisfy them. "Eventually they would go off discontentedly a'nd buy elsewhere, though the chances arc that if there were no 'sold' tag on the set none of them would give it more than a passing glance, while a fair proportion of them would purchase other sets. It is a little human weakness, that is alL" So arises one of the tricks of the trade. When a dealer sells a piece of furniture of which he has no duplicates he hustles it out of the salesroom as quickly as he can, lest it lose him other trade. But when he sells a piece of furniture of which he has duplicates he puts a big "sold" tag on it and leaves it, in open sight as long as possible for a bait to others. MERCHANTS AND CRAFTGUILDS A Sort of Trade* Cnlon That ExUttd In tho Twelfth Century. During the twelfth century merchant guilds arose in all the towns of importance in England, and in the next cen- turv a further development of town, life" took place in the rise of craft guilds. These associations were composed of the artisans engaged in a certain industry in a particular town. By the growth of population, it is evident that when the merchant guilds had attained their first century there would be a considerable number of persons dwelling in the town who would not be eligible to membership of the,guild either as landholders or as the heirs of gnildsmea. Many of these would be skiDed in some . • . pursuit or calling: and naturally they would adopt the bcs-t means of securing their rights ;md protecting their in- torcsts'by tailing common action against, the rest of the community. The earliest cmfi. guilds were those- of the weavers and fullers of woolen cloth, says a writer in the \Yest.rainster- Kcvicw." The guild of bilkers is nearly, as old, and that of the leather dressers,, orcorvesnrs, dates from about the samcf period. At first there was a struggle • between the merchant guilds r<nd tho • craft guilds, as the one body naturally • strove to retain its monopoly of tha- government, of the town and the other- endeavored ' to share m its municipal'. ' privileges. But the circumstances of., the time were such as to quickly unite the two bodies in a common resistance to the tyranny of. the sovereign power, or of the great.: feudal lords. In turn, the monarch, found it good policy to foster the towns,' both with the object of developing 1 their wealth, nnd so of acquiring a source of revenue for himself, as well as of bringing into existence a factor to counterbalance the overgrown power of tho.,- noblcs. . SCROF Miss Delia StevcuK, of Boston, Mass., ••—--; — have always suffered from hereditary bcro.uJ*,. I tried various remedies, .nd many reliable physicians, but none re- -^• licvcd me. After taking: lix bottles otS.S.S. am I DOW well. I am verv I grateful to j-ou.aslfeel i tbHtHfiavedtnelroma —life of uutold agony, and chall tote pleasure IB ------ only words ol pmise for your wonderful medicinCi sss pr«s in rcmmmcndinclt to", all who »rc afflicusi, wi tb this Tininml dkeaafc TreatiK on Blood «j]dSlda.- DiMMOtftAffCto any wldTCf*. SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.> A LADY'S TOILET ..... Is not complete without an ideal POMPLEISOI U POWDER* |\) PGZZoi'S Combines every element of beauty and purity. It is beauti- fvinsr, sootning, healing, bealti- tu, harmless, and rightly iised is invisible. A. most delicate and desirable protection in the face in this climate. -v^r ^' v_ NXN." lislrt upon having tie ge:s~iie. IT is fen SALE EYU;YV:::-.-.; .