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z^^fjKlfr A Family Newspaper:--Devoted to Local and General Intelligence, Agriculture and Advertising.--Independent on all Subjects.--Subscription, One Dollar per Annum, in Advance. 1898. V OIL. 52, s, isss. isro. 20, ^ to deal in HAltDAVAKE exclusively in the future, we begin today closing out nt cost for the s-pot cnsli, our GENlillAJj MEKCilANDISE DEPARTMENT. \Ve need tlio two buildings entirely for our H A R D W A R E BUSINESS, as wo wish to establish a first-clnss one. Wo liare a bij; lino of Pry Goods, nil new mid desirable, viz: Muslins, Calico, PlannoU, Tick Gingham, Table Linen, Dress Goods, Laclifs Vests, Hose, Corsets, A:c ; Men's Undershirts Drawers, Hose, Suspender.-,, Collars, Neckties, Gloves, mid articles too numerous to mention, We call especial att3iition to our STOCK OF SHOES for Gents, Ladies and Children, including a brand now line of A l l n u t t Moody's Fine Shoes for Ladies, Misses and Babies. ~\Ve have a big lot of in sizes 35, 36. nnd 37, and we sell them nt less than COST. Also China, Gloss, Tin and Ennmel Ware. Come and sec us nnd help us to establish a tirst-clas HARDWARE STORE IN DENTON'· we have a good one noiv, but will have a bolter one in the spring. We hiyo a fine Essortmcnt of HEATING and COOK STOVES. In cook stoves wo sell Bibb's, Sheppard's and Linbrandt, McDowell Co.'s goods, and arj exclusive agents for these manufacturers in Dunton. Wo will sell you a Nn, S Cook Stove ns low as §10.50; nnd'Heaters as low as S3.25. For first-clnss goods, we will not be undersold by anyone. Stewart Brothers,, dec2-3m. DENTON, MARYLAND. TUNIS' MILLS, TALBOT COUNTY, MD,, -MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF- Lumber and Building Material, Shipments made direct by vessel to all points on navigable water, to inland points by rail. Save Money by Purchasing Direct from Manufacturers, Uorth Carolina Pine, Our Specialty! WE DEFY COMPETITION IN CYPRESS SHINGLES. Saw Mill Daily Capacity,' 20,000 feet. Plaining Mill Daily Capacity, 40,000 feet. STATE AGENTS FOR n" brrespondence solicited. Orders promptly filled. FARMERS! LooK to Your Interest apd Get Our Price? Before ·re* ·Vfx. OUR Who Are Prepared to Pay Fullest Market Value on Delivery. P, H. GOLT, WYE STATION, QUEEN ANNE'S E, K W. H. DENNY, WYE STATION, S, N. SMITH, WILLOUGHBY, W p prnirrmiTnw ^ QUEEN ANNE, c c c ( C EUGENE LYNCH, DOWNES, W. H, ANDERSON, DENTON, H, 0, HOBBS ,HOBB3, W- B. PETERS, HICEMAN, W. S. LORD, GREENWOOD, C, BURTON, MILTON, E. W, INGRAM, LEWES, c c C ( Cl Direct Telephone Connections With Queenstown, Sacks Furnished. WILLIAM I. COHHJBIWM. HOPPS CO., QUEEISTOWK, MD. i -!H- I BALTIMORE, MD. HOUSE UHLER. --DEALERS IN-- SEASONED PINE (ORIGINAL GROWTH) / Framing Sawed to Correct Sizes; Shingles; Laths; Flooring; Siding; Lime; Hair; Cement, Etc, AT ODR COAL YARD, AT THE RAILROAD STATION, Will be kept on hand a suppjy of First-Class Morea Stove Coal. It is.the best! Farmers are informed that we furnish Kerr ·Bros.' Wrightsville Land Lime. Now is the time to give yonr order. Satisfaction guaranteed. SAPOLIO IS LIKE A GOOD TEMPEE, "IT SHEDS A BRIGHT- EVEEYWHERE." QUEEN ANHEMWLROAD CO, SCIIKDUI.K IN nVfl-XT JAN. JI, 1 Eastward. Lcav. P. M. 300 Arrv. P. M. Leave. A. 31. JBALIO.FERRYI Westward. 54o Arrive A. M. BALTIMORE TO 530 8 lo QUEENST'N. 820 680 Arrive A. M. 1050 Leave. A. M. Arrv. P.M. 9 00 Lenv. P.M. Railroad Division. Lcnv P.M. 530 f 5 56 f 603 f G l O A620 f O 2 2 6 2 7 f 030 6 37 6 4 7 (3 55 f 6 5 9 f 7 0 i 7 11 f 7 2 0 f 7 2 3 f 7 2 7 7 3 5 c l l f 7 4 4 7 6 0 f 7 5 8 801 f 8 0 5 8 10 P.M. Leave. A. M. 850 f 8 58 f 9 0 7 9 1 6 D 2 8 931 !) 37 f 9 4 1 950 1002 1012 f 10 17 f 1023 nlO 33 f 10 44 i 1048 f 1054 15 f 11 24 11 30 f 11 38 11 41 f 11 45 11 50 A. M. STATIONS. Queenstown Bloomingdale Wye Mills Willonghby Queen Anne Uillsboro Downcs Tnckahoo Den ton Hobbs Hick in an Adnmsville Blanchard Greenwood Owens Banning Deputy KHcndale Wolfe Milton Whitesboro, Drawbridge, .Burton, Lewes. Arrive A. M. 815 f 8 10 f 8 0 4 f 7 5 8 A 7 50 f 7 4 8 7 4 4 f 7 4 2 7 35 7 2 6 7 17 f 7 1 3 f 7 0 8 700 f C 52 f 6 4 8 f G 4 4 U 38 f C 2 6 620 f 6 12 G 0) f S O o GOO A. M. Arrv, P.M. 515 f 607 458 451 43!) 436 430 f 4 2 7 4 18 4 06 355 f 3 4 9 f 3 4 3 K3 33 f 3 2 1 f 3 17 f 3 12 305 f 2 5 2 2 4 5 f 2 3 7 2 3 4 f 2 30 225 P.M. CONNECTIONS. '·A" connects nt Queen Anne with the Delaware Chesapeake Railway. '·B" connects at lircenwood with Delaware Division of the Philadelphia, Wil- mingtun Baltimore Railroad FOR Seaford, Del mar, Salisbury, and points south. "O" connects at Ellendalc with tho Del- awnre, Maryland, Virginia Railroad FOR Georgetown. "K" connects at Greenwood with the Delaware Division of the Philadelphia, Wilmington. Baltimore Railroad. I. W. TROXKL, · C. C. WALLER, Gen. Manager. Gen. Fr't Pass. Agt. DELAWARE AND CHESAPEAKE NOBTH. Mail. Pas. A. M. F. M. 6 45 1 40 6 65 1 50 7 08 2 07 7 18 217 7 24 2 24 7 31 2 33 7 4 2 2 4 3 7 52 2 54 803 304 810 311 8 17 3 18 8 23 3 24 8 2C 3 27 8 36 3 37 8 46 3 46 A. M. P. M. Oxford. ·Trtippe, Boston, Chapel, ' Cordova, Queen Anne, Ridgcly, Greensboro tioldsboro, Henderson, Alarydel, Slaughters, Hartley, Ken ton, Clayton SOUTH. Mail. Pas A. M. P. M II 63 7 47 11 42 7 37 11 24 7 20 11 12 7 08 1104 702 10 5-1 6 55 1044 646 10 34 6 36 1024 620 10 1C 6 19 10 08 6 12 10 00 (5 00 9 57 6 04 948 656 938 5 4 7 A. II. P. M. Connect at Clayton with Delaware Division of P. \V. B. K. R. H. F. KENNEY, General Sup'l. J. B. HUTCHINSON, General Manager. B. L. HOLLIHAY. Superintendent. Chester River Steamboat Contp'y Fail and Winter Schedule. Beginning November 1st, 1897, the steamer Emma A. Ford, will leave Chestertown at 8 a. m., Mond,iy, Wednesday and Friday, stopping at Kolph's, Baoker's, Quaker Neck, Bogle's, Quconstown and Kent Island. Leave Baltimore 10.80 a. m., Tuesday, Thursday nnd Saturday for same landings. Steamer Gratitude will leave Centio- ville 8 a. m., Tuesday, Thursday and Satuiday, stopping nt the landings on Corsica river, Jackson's Creek and Rouk Hall. Leave Baltimore 10.30 a. in., Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the same landings. B@*Special trip,to Rock Hall and return on Saturday's only. Leave Baltimore 3 p. m., Leave Rock 6.15 p. m. GEO. WARFIKLD, President, J. E. TAYLOB, General Agent. Baltimore, Chesapeake Atlantic RAILWAY COMPANY. BALTIMORE, THIRD HAVEN AKD GREAT CEOFTAHX SIVES ROUTE. The magnificent side-wheel iron steamers Avalon and Joppa will leave daily alternately except Saturday, us follows: E. N. Market, 3.SO Oyster Shell Point, Cambridge, G p in. Kirby's, Oxford, Hcllevuc, Double Mills, Easton,930p. m. Oxford, 10.30 p. m. Tilghuian's Island. Denton, 12 m. Lyford's, Williston, Two John's, Turkey Creek, Kingston, Dover Bridge, Hog Island, Windy Hill, Choptank, Wright's, Arriving in Baltimore at about 5 o'clock next morning. Returning, the steamers will leave Baltimore from Pier 4 Light St. Wharf, at 7 o'clock p m., daily, except Sunday, for all points named, and arrivingjat Ettston about 3.00 a. m.; Oxford, 3.45 a. m.j Cambridge, G.OO a. m.; East New Market, 7.00 a. m., and Denton at 11 o'clock a. m. Connections at Eastori, Oxford and Cambridge with railroads for nil points. Freight taken at low rates and carefully handled. Grnin bags furnished and grain delivered at elevators. For further information apply to W THOMSON T. MUKDOCK, Gen'l Man. Agent, J. SAWYER WILSON, JR., Freight Agent, 241 South Street, 302 Light St Baltimore, Maryland. Z. T. HUTCHINSON. Acent at Denton. J. B, K.- EMORY * CO. (EMORY NEAVITT.) --GENERAL-COMMISSION MERCHANTS, LIGHT STREET, Good Ingrain Cnrpr-t, 29c. per ynrd. Hc.ivy UiiisselsCaipet,48c.peryaid. For the asking, we mall jou. lico of all chai-fres, our now Coloted C'irpcc CntnloK'iP. Tvhich tliows nil gnods in llthO(rrui»h color'. You citimako your 86100110111 as well ns if juii wero hero atthomi'l, imd EIIVO fro n 50 to 80 per cent, pn lit you nii paying your local dealer. It' you wJsiiqu.ilHy samples of c.;rpct. Bond So. l i t stuini«. We also Issno a nrii.-rnl cnr:ilr!nio f J' ninlturo, Duprric?. Io d.iijf, Stovo, etc., which wo mail lico of all u'naijjOJ. Julius Hines Son, BALTIMORE, MD. Plonso mention lhi3 f);s|cv. AUCTION SALES! + The Greatest, Fairest and Largest Horse- Dealers that Maryland Has Ever Known Are M. FOX . SONS. "VVe sell more horses and can SHOW YOU MORE HORSES than you can find in Any stnllc in the State. DON'T MISS OUfi AUCTION SALES! You will wonder how cheap we sell horses. Every horse offered is Sold for What Is Bid, And you can take them home, and if mis- ' represented ship tliom buck and get your money back. THE LARGEST HORSE DEALERS IN MARYLAND. M. FOX SONS, AVCTIONKKRS AND PROPRIETORS 315-320-322 NORTH ST., Wheeler Importation Line DAILY STEAMERS FOR Great Choptani, Trappe and Tuckahoe Rivers, On nnd after January 1st, 1807, stcnm- ors will lenve Pier 5 Light Street Wharf daily except Sundays at 7 p. in., for Ox- ? ord, Trnppe, Cambridge, Chancellor's, Sccrotary, Clark's, Clioptnnk, Lloyd's, Dover Bridge, Kingston, McCarty's, Ganey's, Todd's. Downcs', Towers', IVilliston, Tuekrthpc Bridge, Reese's, Coward's, Covey's, Hillsboro nnd Queen Anne. Arriving nt Oxford the following inurn- ng in time for connection with tlie Delaware Chesapeake 11. It., and at Cain- jridge with the Cambridge Seni'oril K. 11. Returning will lonvo Hillsboro, M o n days, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays anil Fridays at 10 n. in.; Covey's 10.30; Howard's 11; Willibton 1 p. in.; Giinej's 1.30; McCarty's 2; Kingston 2.15; Dover Bridge 2.30;' Jledford's (Ohoptank) 4; Clark's 4.15; Cambridge 7; Trappe 8 SO nd Oxford 10, stopping at intermediate landings, a r r i v i n g in Ualtimoic early tlie Following mornings. Steamer levves llillsboro Sundays at 6 a. m.; Coward's, 7 n. in.; Williston, 8 a. m.; Bedford's (ChoptanlO 10.30a. in.;Cambridge 12.30; Trappe 1.45 p. m ; Oxford 3 p. m., arriving in Baltimore at 8.30 p. in. Sundays. Freight received until 6 p. m. daily for all landings. E. E. WHEELER, Agent, Pier 5 Light St., Baltimore. B. B. COIIKE. Aront at Williston. TheSteamer Greensboro . D. S. BROCKIVY, MASTER,) Will ply between GREKNSBOEOUUH and BALTIMORE Weekly, touching at all landings between Greensbor- ough and Donton. On and after July ·!, steamer will leave -«r Baltimore every Monday FREIGHTS M O D E R A T E . CAPACITY A M P L E The patronage of our merchants ttnd funnels solicited that this lino may be made a success. Full information by inquiring of GEORGE F. DILL, AOKNT, D.S BKOCKWAY.. MASTER, Greensboroui;h, Md. Or H A R R Y A. ROE. AOJ:ST, Denton, Md. t®~Large granaries nlways ready to receive grain. REED'S TO GET BARGAIN? lit IS THE PLACE HARNESS! If in need of anything in my litio it will bo to your advantage to examine what I Lave to show before purchasing elspwhere. My stock includes Dusters, Sheets, Fly Nets, Ear Tips, Whips, Harness as low as $7, Hand-made Harness to order. Collars, Bridles, Axle and Harness Oil, Whip Sockets, Pads of all kinds. repaired and cleaned at W, S. REED, Uonton. Aid. abort notice. TALK ON THE BOOKSHELF. Rio littlo toy shepherdess looked up Whore tho boolts stood in n row. ' J I wish I could hear them talk," sho said. x "For It must 1)0 fine, I know." 11 All, yes," the wooden soldie "They nro quiet enough nil ilny, But I've hoard when the children aro all abed They talk in a wonderful way." And no\v it \MIS twilight in the room, And on the bookoaso shelves The books began to btrotch thoir baokE And to talk among themselves. "I wish," cried n peevish little book, "That you would not crowd me so. You're nlwnyg poking mo in tho back Because I am small, I linow." "It's not my fault," h.iid a fnt, thick voice. "I'm crowded so myself I can hnrdly breathe. You littlo books Should be kept off the sholf." "Oh, donr, my stories," another Bald, "Kept Imz7,irig so insido That I hnrdly got a wink of sloop Last night, though I tried and tried." "Oh, go to slcopl" cried n lesson book. "It's cnougli to work all day Without your quarreling, too, at night, So got to sleep, I say." "Ah," the shepherdess sighed, "they aro going to sleep! How lovely thoir dreams must be I I wish Hint I were n book to live Up tlicro on tlio shelf," snid sho. --Katharine Pylo in St. Nicholas. THE ANARCHIST. Paul LoMarcliant, cloekmaker by trade ami anarchist by principle, sat at breakfast in the little parlor at the back of his shop in the Rue St. Autoine carelessly glancing through his morning paper. Opposite him sat his young wife. On this morning after breakfast instead of going into his shop, as was customary with him, he drew his chair over beside his young wife, and taking her hand in his he gazed upon her soriowfully and with peculiar interest, and said while stroking her hair: "Lucille, darling, if anything should happen to me what would yon do? If I quitted this life with the curses of widows and orphans and the hatred of a world, wotild yon still remember ine only as your loving nnd manly Paul, or would you, too, join with the world in blasting my memory 5" Alas, Lucille knew too well what: Paul's principles were and how strongly ho cherished them. She bad strange forebodings always that harm would come to him or that he might be chosen to execute eome of tho terrible sentences passed by the secret councils of the anarchists, and she knew that he could not disobey any order of these councils with impunity, even if he was so inclined. While her husband spoke to her the tears rose to her eyes, and throwing her arms around his neck she sobbed, asking why he spoke thus, but he merely said he felt melancholy, which was more or less a lie, for Senor Morovn, the Spanish premier, had been sentenced by the very council to which Le Marchant himself belonged, and the sentence had been effectually and fatally carried out the previous day by Caseello, the member of the brotherhood on whom the lot had fallen, and Le Marchaut knew this, and he was please'd. It always pleased him when the vengeance of the brotherhood relieved the world of one of its rulers. He had just been reading the particulars of tlio murder--though he did not view it in that light--in the newspaper, and he knew that Men- taure, president of France, would be the ne.\t victim, sentence having been pronounced on him immediately after Seuor Morova. He knew also that lots would be drawn to decide who should carry out this vile sentence, JIIH! he had a kind of presentiment that tho lot would fall to him. It was this thought that made him address Lucille in such ft strange fashion. For some days after this he attended in his shop ns usual, and Lucille had almost forgotten his momentary strange manner, till one evening she went up to his room and entering quietly found him adjusting a black mask over his face. On her inquiring what he was doing, he tried to pass it off as a joke, and told her ho intended to play a littlo trick upon her, but Lucille saw lying on a chair close by a black cloak with a hood, and also something bright among the folds, and she was too well awaro that this meant ft summons to a meeting. And in truth K!IO guessed right, for when Paul set out t h a t night it was at the call of the chief of the brotherhood to attend the meeting to decide who should execute (ho sentence which had been passed on President lloutanre. When Pr.nl entered the room, ho found a Kii'ge number had already arrived, but tlierc were three or four who hud not MH yet put in an r.p- pourance, a ml lor these the council wailed till all but one had come. Tins one was Signor Rnpelli, and the members becoming impatient at his aoiupic;iiiiuce bad suut twiecs to the mnn on yuuvd at the entrance of the house lo know if he wab in sight. Ho was luoiiiug out £ur tlio last time when a hooded ligure came hastily to the door, gave the password and was admitted. The man in the hall, assuming it was Signor Rapelli, addressed him by name, and told him the brotherhood were impatiently waiting, and urged him to hurry up stairs to the council chamber. Now this person, whom the guard took to bo Signor Eapolli, was none olhcr than Lucille, Le Marchant'a wife, who, impelled by love for Paul, as well as curiosity, determined to risk n visit to the council disguised as a member, especially as Paul had trusted her with the pass- word. When the guard addressed her assignor Rapelli, the true woman's wit divined that the signer had not arrived, and she therefore determined to play his part as best she could. When she entered the council chamber, the president welcomed her as Signor Rapelli, and she, having merely bowed, went nnd took n seat with the other members. She shuddered inwardly when she looked around the room at tho som- bor drapery on the walls and the black hoods of the members, which allowed nothing but the eyes to be seen, and then tho awful thought crossed her mind--that if some one recognized her as a stranger what would become of her? Worst of all, they would think she was there with the approval of Paul, and she knew that if they thought him guilty of treachery lie would not leave the place alive. However, the voico of the president cut short her thoughts as he arose to formally explain the object of their meeting, which was to decide who should rid France of its president. He then explained the mode in which the drawing of lots was to take place. He produced a large pewter jug with a neck just wide enough to allow a hand to pass in, and this jug was tilled with cards, on each one of which there was a number from 1 to 100. Each member was to walk up to the president, before whom the jug was placed, and 'draw out a number, and when he draw it out he was obliged to announce bis name and the number he drew, and then retire to his se.it. Whoever drew the lowest number was bound to carry out the commands of the council. Then each one walked up in turn, Lucille among the number, and drew a ticket. "The numbers drawn by the first sevon members were 53, 30, 8, 17, 88, 70 and 12. Then it came to Paul's turn, who drew a ticket bearing the number 7 and retired to his seat, and the drawing went on. No one drew a number lower than ?, and when all had finished the president rose and addressing Le Marchant announced that in accordance with the rules of the society it had fallen to his lot to cut short the life of M. Felix Mentaure, president of France, within ten days, but for preference on the day when the president was to open the Exhibition of Arts and Industries in Paris. This was the day on which Cassollo, the anarchist who murdered Senor Mo- rova, was to pay tho penalty of his crime. Then, having exhorted him to do his duty, Le presented him with a dagger, this being the only warrant for execution issued by tho society when it passed sentence of death. Afterward tha council broke up for the night, and the members dispersed to their several homes, Lucille running nearly all the way, BO as to reach home before Paul. She knew him too well to attein.pt to dissuade him from carriyiig out the sentence with which he was in- trusted, and sho also knew that even if she did succeed in dissuading him it would most certainly endanger his life. But she was revolving a little scheme in her own mind, which she thought, while it would save the life of the president, would also shield Paul from the anger of the brotherhood if he failed to execute Mentaure. Now, before- Mentaure had become president Lucille had been lady's maid to Mruo. Mentaure, and only resigned that position when sho married Paul, on which occasion madame gave her a beautiful and costly present, with a request that if she ever wanted any ftivor sho would not be slow to ask it. Lucille therefore wrote Mme. Men- taure, requesting to be allowed to see her, ns she had something most important and pressing to inform her of and which would not bide delay. Lucille sent this letter the second clay after the meeting at which she had been present, and received a prompt reply, appointing rm hour at which it would be convenient to madame to seo her. Mme. Mentaure received her very kindly, and having made several inquiries as to herself and family requested her to state the object of her visit. Lucille then told her plainly of lior husband's principles, ami related how she had gained access to tho council chamber ot tbo amirchits, who had decreed the death of tho president, and how it had fallen to her husband Paul's lot to carry out the sentence. Mme. Mentaure listened quietly to nil Lucille had to say, and except for the paleness of her face and tlio twitching of her lips did not betray any signs of emotion. She inquired of Lucille whether she thought Paul would carry out the decree, and Lucille answered that she was absolutely certain that no power on earth could stop him, but that if madnme would hear hor she thought eha had a plan which, if it met with her approval, would save both the president and Paul. She told Mme. Mentaure that Paul would probably attempt the murder of the president · when he went to open the Exhibition of Arts and Industries in a week or so, and suggested that madame should secure the services of Lieutenant Travis- Bier, the world famed ventriloquist, to aid them in carrying out her plan, which was that Travissier should have ono of his walking figures made up to resemble tho president, and that he, Travisgier, should take his seat beside it in the carriage on the day the exhibition was to be opened and make the speech declaring tho Arts and Industries open which would have been spoken by tho real president. Thus, when Paul would strike the fatal blow, it would fall harmless on tho stuffed president, and would exonerate Paul from all blaiuo from the brotherhood when they discovered how they had been foiled. Mme. Meutaure fully agreed with all that Lucille suggested, and while warmly complimenting her on her coolness, tact and ingenuity could not help smiling--serious though the subject was--at tho idea of the stuffed president. It was further arranged between them that a paragraph should appear in the morning papers of the day preceding the opening of tho exhibition describing a cycling accident which befell the president and necessitated bis keeping his room for a day or eo, but stating that nevertheless the president would be able to open the exhibition on the day following. It should be mentioned that this Lieutenant Travissier was the foremost ventriloquist in France, and that his mechanical figures had been brought to tho highest state of perfection--they could walk, smoke, drink, etc., under Travissier's guidance. They had appeared before the crowned heads of Europe and were famous all over the world. Travis- sier, when he was communicated with and bound over to secrecy, entered into the spirit of the thing at once, and immediately began preparations for playing his part. Of course nothing would have been easier than for Mme. Mentaure to have had Paul arrested on the spot, or at least kept under surveillance, but she was sufficiently keen to appreciate that if he was arrested another member would ba deputed to take his place, and besides sho felt it would be a poor return to Lucille for her trust and devotion. When tho eventful day arrived, Lieutenant Travissier, disguised as the president's secretary, appeared at tho door of the palace supporting on his arm the dummy president, and entering the carriage which was in waiting drove to the exhibition attended by a military escort. So far everything went on well, and the route rang with the loud cheers of the French public for thoir ba- loved president. Many were the sympathetic words exchanged among bystanders aneut the paleness of tlie president and the difficulty which seomed to attend his least movement. At last the exhibition buildings were reached. The president entered, still leaning on the arm of Travissier, and mounted the platform provided for his accommodation. The ventriloquist stood immediately behind the dummy and delivered in fine form the president's address opening tho exhibition. Toward the exit from the buildings, where a great crowd had gathered to seo thorn and while the air rang with the cheers of the multitude, Le Marchaut, who was waiting, suddenly darted forward and before any one could interfere plunged his dagger thrice into the breast of the president, crying passionately. "Down with tyranny I Long' live anarchy! Cassello is avenged 1" The president Bank back into the arms of Travissier, and he was immediately carried to one of the private rooms in the exhibition and medical men sent for. WhenTravis- sier had the committee who received the president alone in the room with him ho hurriedly explained to them the ruse that had been played upon them and the public in anticipation of the attack that had just taken place, and impressed upon them the necessity of keeping up the farce a little longer. As for Le Marchant, he was instantly seized by the crowd, and notwithstanding his strength would have been most severely handled if the gendarmes had not rescued him and taken him into custody. Within an incredibly short time all the newspapers had special editions out, recounting the assassination of the president, and the news was flashed all over the world, only to be contradicted a few hours afterward when it became known how ingeniously anarchy had been cheated of one of its most coveted victims. As for the anarchists them, selves, they were quite aumiouna- ed when they learned how they had been foiled. Meanwhile Paxil, in-jail, was kept in ignorance of the failure of his attempt on the president until one morning after things had settled down he was quietly conveyed before the president and his wife, who, with Lucille and Travissier, awaited his coming. The astonishment of Paul wheu i he saw tho president, whom he thought he had finally disposed of, hale and hearty before him, can better be imagined than described, and his surprise was intensified at sight of Lucille, who he thought had come there to beg his life. M. Mentaure, calmly addressing Paul, said: "I expect yon are astonished to see me here when you thought you had terminated my existence. But Providence, through this devoted woman, your wife, ordained otherwise. It is to her that you and I owe our lives. We all of us have our faults and misconceptions, but if you will take a little friendly advice you will renounce the principles you have entertained, if not for tho hopelessness and danger of the principles themselves, for the eake of the devoted companion of your life, to whom I repeat we both osve our lives. However, as I trust you will now s=ee how blindly you bavu buen acting, the only condition I will impose with a free pardon is that you reside out of France for three years, till this affair will. have been forgotten. I will provide you with what will keep you till yon obtain employment in some foreign land, but yon must not settle on French soil. I ask you to give me your hand to seal tho compact between us." The generosity of the president astonished Paul beyond measure. Grasping M. Mentaure's hand he warmly thanked him for his mercy,-forgivenessand kindness and promised to adhere to all he had said. Within three days he started for England, together with Lucille, to whom he was more devoted than ever. Travissier became the darling of Paris, and presents and congratulations from all quarters of the globe were showered"upon him. There is now no more popular ventriloquist in France, and when he announces that he will include a little piece in his entertainment called "Travis- sier's Triumph" he is always sure of a bumper house.--London 'Tit- Bits. A Sanitary Reform For the Mind. It is easy to demonstrate that the mental health of the community is a much higher concern than the physical health and comfort. The analogy suggests the extension of protection. Take such a detail as the teeth in tho mouths of the community. If there is needed a license for the practice of dentistry, why not a license for the practice of literature K If the teeth are ruined, science is capable of furnishing a new set, and our blessed tariff lets them iu free of duty, which is more than it does for a set of literature. But there is no way of getting a new set of mind if the mind is once demoralized by reading year after year slovenly and untrained writing. A person may have the conceit that he is capable of cutting his own eyeteoth, and so he may be in matters of business, but no young'mind of a person who can read is safe against the daily demoralization of bad writing. If the intellect of the public is of equal importance with its bodies, surely it is worthy of equal protection. Notoriously it does not get it in the matter of reading. I am not speaking now'of vicious literature. That comes under the head of mortals. But men and women, boys and girls, are daily making -books and newspapers who do not know bow to write, who have neither skill, training nor conscience in the matter. They deluge the reading world with a false product which does irreparable injury to the unprotected public. --Harper's Magazine. Tlie Word of »n Indian. While Indian Commissioner Pray was at one of the agencies a number of young men drank whisky and became unruly. They disturbed the peace. They were tried and coa-' victed and sentenced to do a certain number of days' work on the highways. The next morning the Indians un-. der sentence without guard of any kind went to the place designated and did their day's work. The next day they did the same, and so on · until the terms of their sentences had been fulfilled. They never shirked, and nothing was required from them except their word that they would fulfill the conditions of the sentence. Is the word of an Indian worth more than the word of a white man f --Iowa State Register. BOM Again. A story is told of a colored preacher who was holding a meeting in a large tobacco barn in a rural district in Kentucky. An empty tobacco hogshead was impressed into service as an elevation upon which to stand while delivering hia discourse. Warming up with his subject, be soon beoame excited." Throwing his arms into the air above his head and elevating one foot, he exclaimed, ' 'De righteous shall rise and de wicked shall fall!" At the word "fall" he brought his foot down vehemently upon the head of the hogshead, and, like a flash, it gave way, and he dropped out of sight, being, short of stature. Amid the precipitated uproar he reached up and grasped the chime of the barrel and drew himself into view,shouting, "Bress God, dey shall rise again 1" -- Now York Tribune. _ A Witty Scholar. The late Professor Key, when head master of a large London school, was ouu of the most genial gentlemen that ever filled that position. He was fond of encouraging * fun in his boys and was not unwilling to recount occasionally during class time, when anything prompted it, the manners and customs of countries he had visited. On one occasion he was telling his class about Spain and said: "Do you know, boys, that wben a man attains to eminence there he is not called 'sir,' but is given the title o f ' d o n i ' " One of the boys here called out: "Then, I suppose, sir, they would call you Don-Keyi" The gravity of the class was completely upset for the remainder of the afternoon.-- Strand Magazine. Much Better. "Why, a woman can't find her own pocket 1" "What of that? She can find a man's I" -- Detroit Journal. IV

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