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A SPUNKY SERPENT. I»rge- and Folsonous Reptiles Dispatched By tlio Little King Snake. The king snake is the worider of all ophidians, writes a correspondent from Fort Davis, Texas. A diminutive specimen, scarcely more than three feet in length, yet the little follow is so active, so wary and is endowed with such rare pluck that, as his name implies, he is truly and unquestionably the king- of the family. I was out after peccaries or musk togs, and sat down under a bunch of chaparral, near a stream of water, to rest and eat a bit of lunch. While thus employed I was somewhat startled to see a moccasin come rushing througl the grass within a couple of yards of me and g-o dashing- head over heels, so to speak, splash into the water. After him, like a shot, was an elongated streak of bright green. In he went, too, and then I knew there was fun in store The water was a sort of pool, withou' much of an inlet or outlet, and, unlesr by going across sand and rocks or by coming back on shore again neithe combatant could escape. Sure enough, after racing and tearing around in the pool like mad, both pur- sner and pursued emerged from the opposite side, and proved to be, a-s I thought, a cotton-mouth moccasin and a rather small king snake. The latter was after the other, however, and before the big fellow gave up the race or could throw himself into an attitude of defense the king snake was upon him. The sole and entire power of the latter reptile lies in his wonderful constricting abilities. He has no fangs, no poison, nothing to attack or defend himself with save his coils, but these are so marvelously powerful and so terrible in compressing that nothing in the animal or reptile world, according to its size, can beg-in to compare with him for the especial quality. No sooner had the moccasin stopped and turned to defend himself than like lightning his enemy jumped upon him and proceeded to squeeze the life out of his ugly carcass. Tighter and tighter drew the coils, always arranged so that the big one could not strike, and pretty soon the king's body was nearly lost to view, so slender had it grown from the constriction and so deep was he in the fat flesh of the moccasin. It looked like z. green cord wound tightly around the latter's body. At last the moccasin ceased resistance and allowed his body to hang loose and inert Por ten minutes longer did the king snake hold his grip, then gradually loosened it, but always ready to resume his squeezing should his enemy exhibit any signs of life. Finally he uncoiled himself entirely, saw that the moccasin was no more, turned his back on the scene. and went gliding through the brush. In some parts of Texas king snakes are quite numerous. In the lowlands, and especially in meadows and river bottoms, they are found in great numbers. Nobody harms them, neither •whites nor negroes, and even Mexicans Seem to understand their good qualities, for they seldom if ever harm one. When soldiers are in camp and find a great many king .snakes in the vicinity, they know it is a good sign, for poisonous snakes will steer clear of that locality and never visit it while there is one of the royal breed about—Philadelphia Times. . SICILIAN SECRECY. Traits Observed Ainonp the People In Tliolp Native Land. The last British consular report from Sicily remarks that there are dark shades in the Sicilian character which contrast with the simplicity by which one might imagine the people to be wholly possessed. They can be deceitful, reticent, malicious and vindictive; petty-thefts and robberies are not uncommon; it is said, also, that in gratitude they are sometimes wholly deficient. It is significant that to be "scal- tro" (cunningly clever), is with them a. meritorious quality, and that advantageous lying is regarded with favor, even in children. Owing to the spirit of "mafia" and "omerta," which pervades till Italy, they combine to hide each other's misdeeds, and in the case of robbery, and even assassination, it is generally impossible to get evidence against the wrong-doers, even from the victims themselves. There is a secret understanding among all that no one shall assist the legal authorities in their efforts to bring criminals to justice, and the Sicilian, as a rule, relies on himself and on his friends for obtaining retribution for private wrongs, and every one who transgresses this unwritten law has to fear the vendetta of his neighbors. One of the most disagreeable traits in their character is excessive cruelty to animals of which travelers in Sicily frequently have seen revolting instances. AVhen remonstrated with on account ' of this they simply shrug their shoulders and say: "What matters? They are not baptized." They cannot comprehend that any creature has any claim to consideration outside | the pale of the church. Frightful raws in horses and donkeys go unnoticed, and are • fed on by flies; deep holes are plugged with tow, and lame animals are made to work with heavy loads as though nothing was the matter with them. As for relieving a horse or donkey of a heavy burden going up hill, such a thing never 'enters their heads. To see a country cart crammed with people behind a horse which can scarcely stagger under its heavy load, and to observe that no one ever endeavors to relieve the poor animal in the most difficult passages is a common occurrence. Live poultry is carried to the market slung From pack saddles or by pedestrians Jrom the hand, by the legs. The birds reep their heads up as long as strength endures, until at last they can do so no longer, and die a painful death by a rush of blood to the head. Children are, it is said, taught cruelty to animals from infancy, for one of the common- est" sights in town and country is to see children playing with newly-caught robin redbreasts and goldfinches, which they tie by the leg with a string anc 'pull back when the poor bird attempts to fly. Another defect in the character and habit of the Sicilian peasant is lack of cleanliness. But in spite of all these the general demeanor and habits of the Sicilian are so pleasing that one feels inclined to regard his deficiencies with much leniency. —London Times. —And Still She Will Not Wed.—The tea crop this year has fallen ofE, and the importers propose to run the price up ten cents a pound. It seems as if the lot of the old maid were getting harder and harder every year.—The Daily Continent. —The aulhorhad just gotten-his MSS. back from the publishers Svhen he remarked: '-This business isn't remark able for large profits, but it certainly shows quick returns."—Washington Post. ' - o: the Misery of It. Human wretchedness touches bottom in sea sickness. Life is held a feather's weight by the unfortunate afflicted with it. Why endure its atrocious internal convulsions when Hostetter's Stomach Bitters relieves them instanter? Not only relieves, but prevents. It is not always on the '•briny" that traveler's nausea is experienced. Hallway journeying-, riding with one's back to the horses or the locomotive sometimes produces it in super-sensitive stomachs. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters is always the prompt remedy. The mischievous properties of brackish water, the evil influence of miasma, unwholesome or unaccustomed food, excessive fatigue, whether bodily or mental, the dyspeptic tendency bred by sedantary pursuits, the pernicious effects of exposure to extremes of temperature or dampness, all these are effectually counteracted by this genial preservative of health. Cures also rheumatism, kidney and bilious trouble. • to!3 Something New in Corn—Kcw Kllu Drlcd;Ct>r« Meal. This process retains all the sweets and nutriments of the corn. It is this process that has given Kentucky and Virginia its great reputation for corn meal. To be had at the leading groceries. We ace also manufacturing- pure whole wheat flour. This is also on. sale at all the leading: groceries in one-eighth barrel packages. There is more nutrition in this Hour than in any other made. We ai-e now pre pared to grind corn for feed in any quantities declld&wtf D. & C. H. UHL. Dr. Koch, with the assistance of the German government, may have discovered a lymph that will cure consumption, but how much better it would be to prevent it by the timely use of Pine-apple Syrup. It will do it as well as cure your coughs, colds and sore throats. It acts wonderfully in cases of croup. Mothers should not be without it. For sale by J. F Coulson & Co. toS A. Foul-Montl»ed. Woman is even worse than a foul-mouthed man. But no one need be foul-mouthed if they will only use SOZODONT and rub it in well. Don't spare the bi'ush and spoil the mouth as some parents do with their children when they •withhold the rod, to29 DK. J. MILLER & SONS—Gents: I can speak in the highest praise of your Vegetable Expectorant. I was told by my physician that I should never be better; my case was very alarming, I bad a hard cough, difficulty in breathing;, and had been spitting blood at times for six weeks. I commenced using the Expectorant and got immediate relief in breathing. I soon began to get better, and in a short time 1 was entirely cured, and I now think my lungs are sound—Mrs. A. E- Turner. dec7d&w6m Randolph, Mass. ;For Over i'ilt.y Years. An Old and Well-Tried Hemet'r —Mrs. Wlnslow'e Soothing Symp has been used for over Flrtj Yews by Millions ol Mothers for their Children While Teething, with Perfect Success. It Soothej ;he Child, Soitens the (rums.AIlays all Pain;Cure Diarrhoea. Sold by druggists In every part of th world. Be sure and ask for Mrs. Wlnslow'f Soothing Syrup, and take no other kind. Twenty-live cents a bottle. 1une20d&wly Bucblen's Ar«K;a Salve, The Beat Salve In the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Siilt Rheum, fever Sores, Tetter, 3happed Hands, Chllbliilns Corns, ana all Skin Eruptions, and positively cures Plies, or no pay required. It Is guaranteed to give perfect sat- sfaction, or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. FOE SAiE BV B. F. Keesling. (ly) Mites'Xex-ve ano Liver JPlIls. An Important discovery. They act on the liver, toraMh and bowels through the nerves. A new >rtnclple. They speedily cure biliousness, bad aste, torpid liver, piles and cotlstlpatlon Splendid for men, women and children. Smallest mildest, surest. 80 doses for 25 cents. Samples ree at B. if. Keesling's, 1 CATARRH CURED, health and sweet reath secured, by Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy. Pi-ice 50 cents. Nasal injector free. Sold by B. F. Kees ing 3 WHY -WILL you cough when Shiloh s Cure will give immediate relief? Price 10 cents, 50 cents and $1. Sold by B. F. Keesling. 7 Pain anrt'dreml attend the use of most catarrh remedies. Liquids and snuffs are unpleasant as well as dangerous. Ely's Cream Balm Is safe, pleasant, easily applied Into the nasal passages and heals the Inflamed membrane giving relief at once. Price BOc, to28 THE REV. G-EO. H. THAYER, of Bourbon, Ind., says; "Both myself and wife owe our lives to Shiloh's Consumptive Cure. Sold ' by B. F Keesling 6 CROUP, WHOOPING COUGH and bronchitis immediately relieved by Shiloh's Curn. Sold by B. F. Keesling. 5 Oinirantceil Cure for l,a Grippe. We authorize our advertised druggist to sell you Dr. King's New Discovery for consumption,' ( ' coughs and colds, upon this condition. If you are afflicted with la gi-ippe and will use this remedy according to^directions, giving it a fair trial, and experience no benefit, you may return the bottle and have your money refunded. We make this oiler, because of^the wonderful success of Dr. King's New Discovery during last season's epidemic. Have heard of no case in which it failed. Try it. Trial bottles free at B. F. Keesling's drug store. Large size 50c. and $1.00. 4 LOOKING BACKWARD.—Lot's wife became a fixed monument to admonish us that it is not always safe to look backward. Onward and upward should be our battle cry, and armed with a bottle of Dr. White's Pulmona- ria we may safely defy that remorseless enemy of the human race, consumption. It cures coughs, colds, asthma, bronchitis, croup, whoopin cough and consumption. It is entire! harmless and pleasant to take. Sold by Ben. F. Keesling and D. E. Pryor. to9 Sore Throat is particulary favorable to the contraction of diphtheria. Heed the warning, and use Darby's Prophylactic Fluid. It at once allays the inflammation of the throat, subdues the .pain and gives perm an en I relief. It promptly and effectually destroys all contagion and dipbtherietic germs. It is a safeguard against diphtheria, and should be used on the first symptoms of sore throat as a gargle. toil Slie \va* Completely Cured. A daughter of my customer suffered from suppressed menstruation, and her health was completely wrecked. At my suggestion she used one bottle of which Water Bradfield's Female regulator, cured her. J. W. 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