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•PLUG TOBACCO •*;<''/ X'--.-.--.-: "-rVi Consumers of cta%tokco who tlie price ck$ed for lie ordinanj trade tokccos. will find ftfe hand 'superior to all otters BEWARF -: 'JM1T^T:ON5. Tho P.ustic Chief Exccutivo of tho ' South African Republic. ls AdmlnlstriiUvc <;:i[i:iolty I" IKsirvol- OUH. L:»t [in n .swloty- .":ui lie IH 11 DI.Mnul I'uitui'c — tli.4 l!«n») Llfo ;it J'rrtorln. flis honor, the president of tin. 1 South African republic, writes a correspondent of tho Gentlewoman, is one of, if not the most, remarkable characters tit present occupying the political stnge of youth Africa, '.i'hu Transvaal, over whoso destinies President Kruger wiLtchos, is the riehf.sL gold-bearing region in .South Africa, if not in tho world—tin independent Dutch republic founded by the HOLTS who wore ousted from the Cape colony by what they iwcro pleased to lerm English misrule. Jchcir bitter antipathy to I'.ritish misappropriation of a territory colonized and conquered by their fathers drove them further afield to tho unexplored tracks beyond the Yaal river, whore us God's chosen people they could read their Uiblcs, and harass the natives, far away from Cape oflicialisi:i. Unlike his neighbor president, Mr. Kcitz, of tho Orange Free state (another thrivirrg oll'shot of Dutch secession), who is a man of academic anil forensic standing, Mr. Krnger's marvelous administrative capacity is based 'solely on his native ami untrained talents. Ho is sixty-eight years of nge, fittoer of tho liocrs, shrewd, obstinate, combining 1 tho ga-ucherios of an 'English rustic with an amazing astuteness which would become many u skilled 'diplomat. Ungainly of figure, a South African .lames the First, he is gifted with far more caution than the Stuart monarch. Ho shines more at the council than the social board; in fact, lie detests social functions, and many are tho true anecdotes of his solecisms and eccentricities, When visiting the neighboring-,oolony of Natal on one occasion, he and Mrs. Kruger (irmly refused a sumptuous lunch prepared by a loyal township en route, and, to the consternation of the caterers, proceeded to discuss a chunk of dried beef—"biltong"—and equally dry bread which was produced from tho presidential pocket! When at Government house, in Natal, his honor was asked to take Lady in Lo dinner. With rural simplicity and imperfect English KliUGKU. —for the president is no English scholar —he addressed her thus: "Conic along with rue!" and preceded her ladyship to dinner. Hut the. presidency, Pretoria, is not Mayfair: and even at Gov- eminent house. XaUil. presidents may, j and do. disdain forks, misuse serviettes, and fail to grn*p the true import of a At a recent conference' on the vexed question L>f ^wuz-.ilund between Sir tk-nrv f.och and his honor, the latter, | when" dining with the high commissioner of our gracious maje>ty. stoutly refused IVrier and Jouct, preferring the charms of a. mixture of milk and wati.-i—•» remnant of his patriarchal up- bnn^ing. And cigars! Uncanny thing's for a Kocr president, who smoked :l capacious pipe charged with Boer tobacco to contoraet the evil fumes of "I'lor Fina." In his modest homo at Pretoria, a one-storied, low-roofed buiU'.hijr. appropriately situated opposite t.lio Dapper church, where ho and Mrs. Kruger arc regular attendants, they dispense a, homely but hearty hospitality, which is not to'be wondered at, when the president's salary is £7,000 per annum, with ^^ an allowanco of I'oOO for coffee! Coffee ^Bis the favorite and almost exclusive ^^hevera'fc of his subjects, and on the stoop, or open veranda of the presidency, surrounded by public olh'cos ' which cost £75.000. Pros-dent ICruger . putt's his pipe, sips his coffee, and rna- .•' lures schemes which puzzle aikl pcr- •nles the minds of Uritish and colonial diploinits, who can do much, but they can't circumvent the hurgherpresident. •Mrs. Krugcr is, like the majority of Dutch women, very stout, and was born and bred in the Transvaal. The daughter of Mr. Oppermann, one of the old burghers who arc gradually dying out, she is an able and sympathetic helpmate to the president in his dispensing of coffee and shaking of hands, which is indulged in to an alarming extent in Hoerland. Her disposition is very sweet; ever ready to give a help- in" hand to need and poverty in the capital. There is little to chronicle of her, because she possesses those true womanly virtues which shun unnecessary publicity, and find their true sphere in the domestic circle of the presidency at Pretoria, BOUND TO GET THERE. iV Knilrond Oi'.lchil'n suiry "' Two Kr.- Cli-li l.iuls U'ho Wore i" » Hurry. The ICn-flish tourist is often a surprising person, said a railroad official, and J have frequently had cause to wonder at him. Some time ago I had an experience with two Kno-lish tourists liial was out of the ordinary. I wa'f in a large western city in charge of the passenger business ot n. transcontinental railroad which ran two special trains a week to the Pacific coast. One afternoon I was about to close my desk and go home, when the local ticket agent came into my ofiico with two young rnen. It was not ncc- essarv to look at them twice to understand that they were Englishmen. They were the typical, tall, big-boned, blonde-haired men whom one recognizes immediately as being English. They were dressed in ultra English style, and carried themselves with tho self- conlidenco and independence of men who thoroughly believe in themselves and arc utterly indifferent to the estimate placed upon them by others, I call them men, though they could not have been over eighteen or nineteen years old. The agent told me that they wished to see me about a matter of business. I assured them that I was at their disposal, and waited, wondering what they could want of me. The taller of the two acted as spokesman. "We want to get to Sail Francisco," he said, "in time to connect with the next steamer for Japan." "lam very sorry," I replica, "butour special train which connects with the steamer passed through here two hours ago." They looked serious at this, but did not seem overcome. "I suppose,"said the taller one, "that the next regular train will be too late to connect with the steamer." "0, yes," said I, "you would be delayed about a week in San Francisco," "0, that will never do," he replied. "Wo must catch that steamer. ' You will have to make some arrangement by which we can overtake this special train." I was paralyzed by the cool assurance with which he suggested this. Tho train he wished to overtake was known as the Golden Gate special, and was a record breaker. It was one of tho fastest trains on our road, and we •were proud of tho time it made. Yet hero were a couple of youngsters who wanted to know whether they could not arrange to catch it with the same calmness that they might have asked for a cup of coll'ee. I smiled on them pityingly. "Don't you know," said .["that this is an exceptionally fast train, and that it is almostimpossiblu to beat it? Why, even if it were possible to do what you asked, tho expense would put_it out of the question." They listened calmly and without chango of expression. Then the one Who had spoken before said: "Yes, .1 know all about that, but we have got to catch that boat. We are attached to the British embassy at Tokio, and have been traveling on a leave of absence. .Our litne will bo up tho very day that that boat reaches Japan. We roust be there at that time because wo have promised to. Wo had intended to catch the previous boat, but we wore having such a pood time that we thought wo would chance it and wait over. Now nothing can be allowed to interfere with our plan." WILLIAM L. WILSON. rolltlcul ISecord of the Niiwlj"Miid« Fost- miiHter <3».>nnriil. William L. Wilson, who succeeds Mr. Bissell as postmaster general, is best known to the country in connection with his recent tariff work in congress. He has been a tariff student since he tirst entered congressional life in 1SS2. but it was not until the present congress that he became chairman of the ways and means committee, and as such the official leader of the majority in the house. Prior to his first election to congress in 1SSS he had taken little part in politics, except in being a delegate to the democratic national convention at Cincinnati, and subsequently an eleetor-at- largo from West Virginia. Early in IS&J he was chosen president of the \: A. •'', /fe$ ^01^ ^•-^m POSTMASTKT: GENERAL University of West Virg-inita. This would hrive fixed Mr. Wilson's sphere of work had it. not boon for a political ruct.iou a;u! party split at his homo in Charleston. W. Va.. which wns settled by the opposing fr.ytions unitinT on Jlr. Wilson. The : campaign was » not one and Mr. TVilson finally won hy nine votes. He was then contmously re-elected to congress. He recei-Ad good committee assignments from the first, goin? on judiciary, appropriations and ways and means. " His experience shortly after the war as a professor of law in Columbian college equipped him for the work on the judiciary committee. In the four congress eras of recent tariff changes— the Morrison bill, the Mills bill, the McKinley hill and the Wilson bill— Mr. Wilson took a lending part. lie did much of the work of constructing the. Mills bill and he and Representative Brecldnridge started 0:1 a successful tour of platform speeches throng-bout the east, indorsing ! 'resident Cleveland's tariiT-rovision messnffc. During- th't Mills-Crisp conies- for the sprakei-ship. Mr. Wilson cast his lot with MiWHllsund when Mr. Crisp won he fk'sifrnatud Mr. Springer chuinr.au of thu ways and moans committee. When rp(;k-cU:u speaker, howc-vor. Mr. Crisp choose Mr. Wilson to he chairman of th<! \vays and inciins comn-iMoe au<l in this capacity he framed Hie .iit-asurc v/l'.ich was llio basis of tho present U'.rii'.' Ur.v. OREGON'S N2V7 SENSATOH. of Mores Tlmn <)r.I> S:.UI to i;<> n :.:!in iniry Aljility. After one of t-lio severest recorded hi k-isltitivc history the :is- )f the state of Oregon elected a successor to Senator Dolph. _ The new senator, whoso term of oilicc began March 4,. is named George Washington Mcillrkio. He is a native son of Oregon, having boon born in Yanhill in 1S.-J4. Hi; is a son of Dr. James Mc- ]3ridi', who was well known as one of the earliest and sturdiest pioneers of the state. McHridu was educated in the common schools 'aud at \Villiamottc university. Salem. In IKGt. his parents left Yanhill county and located at St. Helen's. Columbia county, at which place he has made his home ever since. In 1SS3 ho was elected to the Oregon house of representatives, and was sub- seciuently chosen speaker of that body, In'lSbOMr. Mel5rk!o was nominated by the republicans lor secretary of state and was elected. Mis popularity is attested by the fact that two principal nominees on the ticket with him— gov- SENATOK G. W. M'lir.TDB, OllI-JGOS. criior and treasurer—were defeated. Mr. McBrklc performed the duties of his oilicc so satisfactorily that he was rcnominated by acclamation in IS'JO and reelccted by u. handsome majority, lie served out the full term and retired tho first of the present year f .o givo wav to his successor. FEMININE INGENUITIES. Tho Qiloor Oses the V.'nmpn of Pern SIaUi> of Sli!i\Tl Fins. Of the multifarious uses of the hairpin, some, at least, are well known. They are suggested by a French traveler's description of a pin which tho Indian women of Foru wear a;3 a fastening for their shawls. Its head is in the shape of a spoon. In fact, it is a spoon and a shawl-pin in one. It is odd, tho Frenchman says, too sec a woman pull out the pin, letting her shawl drop from her hare shoulders, and proceed to use it for eating- her soup or porridge. After the repast she passes the bowl of the spoon carefully between her lips two or three times, pathers up her shawl, and fastens it in place. The same women use their slippers instead of poeketbooks—a point in which they may ho said to have tho advantage of their North American sisters, who, having- no pockets, or nono within comfortable reach, arc compelled to carry their purses in their hands. Tho money of Lima consists of banknotes, which go very well into the bottom of a slipper. As to the effect upon the bills, perhaps the least said the better. There is an old saying that money always smells sweet. Fruits ol th«' Democratic Tann. The fruits of democratic tariff legislation are still coming home-to us. France has now added herself* to the list of European nations which prohibit the importation of American cattle, and the factious opposition of two or three senators prevents the repeal of the differential sugar duties which rnMie the excuse for most of the hostile commercial action against us. There is said to be a probability of different action on our part in retaliation than anvthia"- proposed in the cases of Germany, Austria or iJel-ronv Hut why should this bo? The cause of all hostile action alike is to he found somewhere in our own action. Why not t- v to lincl out what it is, rind then, if we have been in the wrong, make prompt amends? Is there any ether honest course?--Boston Traveler. £2™Mr. Wilson gets the postmaster generalship because he is the worst re udiated man in American politics.- St- Louis Clobe-Dcmocrnt. Dot's rcuk^ire. Little Dick-Tbat knife of yours is no ^ood I tried to sharpen a penal witn it. " Litf-c Dot—Well, of course. It ;sn t a oenc'il knife: itS a ;vnkuife. I use it lo 1 scrape the rust off my pens.—Good News. '.. "Well"," I said, "I don't sec how 1 can ; aid you, sorry as I may be for you." • The Englishman looked at me in a bored sort of way, and said: • i "I don't see why there is any need of arguing about this. We want a special train to overtake that special, and if we can't do it any other way we will have to follow it across the continent." I looked in amazement at these two clerks—that is what they amounted to, I suppose, at least what we would con- \ sider them in this country—who were- . coolly asking for a speejal train to cross ]the continent, I was not at all con- j vincod that, they appreciated the enor- . tnity of their dc-maiul. In fact, I felt . more amused than credulous. ! "I Mippose," I said, "you have some j idea of what it will cost you to do ; this?" | "0, we :i.ro willing to pay whatever '. it is," was tho r;p!y in a drawling ! tone. ' • "It will cost you U-.r-.-e nun iird do!- j Jars if wo overtake the sivehi! :it the j first stop," said I. "live huivi.-v.hUillars I if \ve have- to wait fur tlu; *ei:ond strip, I and one th<)-.'.--aml dollars i:' uv go clear j across. It U barely p'isMble liint wo • c:i:i make u connection at the :lrst | btrv.-." i T!i,< Englishman niLiil;: no other re- ( ply t'.ia-.i '.a thrust his hand into his i trousers, p-\:kot ami pall out a big roll j of bilU. He counted out une thousand | dollars an.I laid it clown on tho desk, j "Of course," he said, "I' presume '. j we nsak-j tho connection Mint yon speak j of 1 will get back what 1 have paid in j excess." 1 saw that he was in earnest. I look O'-it three hundred dollars to guarantee us and returned the rest to him witli the understanding that he was to pay the conductor if he missed the lirst connection according to the terms I had outlined. I at once set the machinery in motion to fret out the train. It required a good deal of work, lu the firs'., place, we had no online in Which the fires were up, and found it would save lime to have one brought on -from another station. Then we had tos'.-Tvl for a.n engineer who would be capable of rui.ui.inp- the train at the high rate of speed that was demanded aud still avoid unnecessary risks. As ours was in tho main only a single- track road, we had to telegraph along the line to keep t«e track clear of freight trains aud arrange to have tho ordinary passenger trains sidetracked at convenient times and places. Alto- g-ethcr about four hours were taken up in these preliminaries. When it was announced that tho train was ready they invited me to drink to tho success of their trip in a bottle of wine, a condescension on their part that amazed mo, and the last I saw of them tiiey were bowing- from tho rear platform of their car as the train w.-nt flying out of the depot. They mad? the connection at the first junction,-as I learned that night by telegraph. How they ever did it I don't knew, but I have a shrewd suspicion that they bribed the conductor and engineer to run the train at a rate never known before and that would have been condemned by the higher authorities if they had heard of it.—Chicago Times. THE BEDROOM COUCH. An Iiidlsponsiihlo Piece of Furniture Tlmt NcirJ Not lie JSxpciiMive. Every bedroom should if possible contain a couch, if it be only of wicker, and especially is one indispensable in the room of a, guest who frequently longs for a short nap, but refrains from taking one in the fear oE disturbing a beautifully made or elaborately decorated bod. Guestroom furnishings, by the way. should not be so line as to bo overpowering. I heard of a lady nncc who. when on a visit to some friends, was put into a, room, the furniture of which was upholstered in white satin. She afterward confessed that she used to sit on the floor when in retirement there, as, being in mourning, she felt sure her black gowns would leave a tl-ace on the delicate covering. There may have been some exaggeration in her amusing account of her trials, hut it is certainly visiting under difficulties when none of the freedom of home can be enjoyed. If the room be small and there is no place for a couch it could be set at the foot of the beci, where, if supplied with casters, it may easily be moved when necessary. One suitable for use in a bedroom may be got up with little trouble, and it is astonishing what treasures the attic will often afford. I have a sofa iu niirid which was so unsightly as to bo absolutely useless. It was one of the old-'nshioned sort, . with a carved back: not by any means anantioucof graceful shape and design, but a thoroughly plebeian, nn- colnfor'.able picca of furniture. The back was unscrewed and taken o-ft', the soiled cover removed, and at a cost of S:' new springs and a. fresh cover of white cotton made it ready foi a pretty spread and pillows, which trans.ormcd it completely. The spread is of Fr.-nch satine, in blue and white, to match *hc hangings of the room, and it was made by sewing a deep frill gathered on a cord to a piece of the goods of a suitable si?£ to cover the sofa. This particular frill, hy the way, Ls composed of many small pieces joined t<xreL'..er, and as it is quite fall the gathers hide the scams vcrv eil'ectively. Tho spread should be mnde of ample lenff'.-li- so that it may be pushed down into the place where the Head of the couch joins the lower part, this device serving to keep it in plnce, and no other fastening 1 bein 1 -' necessary. When finished, the couch may be set against the wall. a.nd two large pillows, covered with the same material as the spread, arranged for the back, in which case it is only necessary to have the frill across tho front and at bottom and top- or it jnav sit ont in the room, when smaller pillows tnny be used, but these must by harmonious with the ror.in covering. ''-stable cover of this sort has What is Castori" is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for and Cbilclrcn. It contains ncitUcr Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. It is si harmless substitute for Pare-orie, I>rops, Soothing Syrups and Castor Oil It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by Unions of Mothers. Castoria destroys TTorn.s and allays fcve-is'incss. CastorUi prevents vomitingr S°«r Curd, cures Diarrhea ami V.'izul Colic. Castoria relieves tecthisi" troubles, cures constipation and flatulency. Castoria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach and bowels, s ivia S healthy and natural sleep. Castoria is tho Children's l>uiiacea-tho Slot!' -_-.3 Friend. Castoria. "Castoria is an excellent medicine for children. Mothers li.ive repeatedly told mo oi its cood effect upoa lAiisr children." Dn. G. C. OSOOOD, Lowell, ilass, •• Castoria is iho best remedy for children of rtich I urn acquainted. I liopo the day is not far distant when mothers will consider the real inten-'Stof Uieir children, and use Castoria instead of the variousquack nostrums which are destroying their loved, ones, by forcing opium, morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful agents down their throats, thereby sendins tbem to prematuro graves." Dn. J. F. KINCHELOK, Conwuy, Ark. Cai •y».ri "Castoria is so we!'.: :".-.pti--ltochUi?roiith«t I recommend it as si'.: :.-:or lo;uvy pnsscriplioo tuO«utou-.e." H . A . Al , e , Tltu ,M. D . r 111 So. Orford St., lirooklyu, X.T. " Our physicians in the children's department have spoken highly of their experience ill their outside practice with CtiMWria. and although we only have iuno:« onr incdirel supplies what is known as rvRular products, yet we are free to confess that tl» merits of Casioria has wou us to look with favor upon it."' UNITED IIosrrrjiL AND P:SI-I:SSART, Boston, Mase. C. SHITU, fVt-s., Tho Centaur Company, 17 Murray Street, New York City. IN THE WOFRL-Dj For keeping tho System In a Healthy Condition. CURES Headachy CUREl Constipation. Act, on ^o Liver and Kidneys. Purlfle. the Fur rtale by W. H. Porte: Spring Curry Comb Soft as a Brastt. See The Specialists For Ciironic and Private Diseases and Deformities Diseases of Women treated by the new electrical method that hue ^u'TfoS' thafcbeir vapor treatment for all Chronic Lung Trouble net* the remedies to 'he diseased spots «* cni™ whet everything else fails. Call ard investigate anyway. It costs yoe nothing for consultation. Drs. Christopher & Longenecker, Atrme Medical and Sui gical]Insti;ute. 417 Market SI, - - Logansport. Ind, many a'dvantafrcs over one wnicn is nailed to the frame and tufted. It is less trouble to make, and of course less 1 expensive, as the work- may bo done in tho house; and it may be taken oft and shaken or washed, as occasion requires. Tufted chairs and sofas arc handsome, but they afford deep and lasting- lurk- inn- places for the dust, and are always a trial on that account to the fastidious housekeeper. An old couch like the one described may be rejuvenated for a library or sitting room if velours or corduroy in some handsome dark shade, like deep old red, or terra cottn. is usc-d for the covering-. This need only be heimncri ail around, and if jrraccfully arranged will look extremely well. If liked, this heavier goods can be caught up at the corners and a- rosette of the material fastened at the point of draping. Indeed, a little ingenuity and thought, combined with taste, will secure charm- in g- effects in house decoration with often very little expenditure of money, and the satisfaction which a woman feels in the work of her own hands and brain far exceeds her pride in any adornment of her home that is purely the result of the upholsterer's art.— Earner's Bazar. Jud"-e Lra Parley bclic-ed in the justice ofhis clients cause: he would not enlist m it otherwise. At one time a sharpc" tried to retain him. and -was smoothing over his crooked conduct as well as he knew how, \vhcn the judge astonished him bycxclairara;?: "I think you hare acted like an infernal scoundrel, sb-r "Is there any character that opinion?" ' ; Yes. sir: five dollN-rs!" The sultan of Turkey is said to possess a firescreen madeof tanned human, skin, exquisitely embossed and over 20C years old. The skins were those Ol twelve faithful servants who rescued one of his majesty's ancestors from-a blaxin-r wins of lhc P al:lcc - afterward succumbing to the eiTcctsof their bu ms. A less grewsome but almost r.s remarkable fire screen i.s ma do up. not of pki-n.s, but of human faces, thtso faces, 107X in number, all photogmphically portraying-Sir Augustus Harris at dtf- fercnt stages of his career. V.iiuc of i'.irms. The farm lands of this country art. ssticiartd to be worth ?i;;.-2ro.2."'2.Gi°. —A man may be as ntirmless as A post and still not be p'.ea^nt to rut .—Younj lien's r^-ti. Stevens of Gorton, Mn.« , vrritcs: f. om l)etc-d;tar>; Eicians, but DOCC re- lieredme. Alter taking «ix bottles of S.6.S.ani now wcIL I am vcrv gmtclultoyou.asliec!