~(\ V--Y a. I'ri'-nd in ; KSS.'of an parly po*-. sell' which it 8"on,!~ ?i« ! gotten. E. UalnbrWge Munrtay Esq., County Att.y., Clay Co., Tex. says: "Have us«(i .Klectrie Bitters with moat happy results. My brother also wna very low with Malaria! Fever and Jaundice, but was ciirmJby timely nsm of this medi- saved his life " Mr. P. I. Wslcoxson, o£ Horse Cave, Ky., adda a like testimony, saying:He positively believes he would ha've died, had it not been for Electric Bitters. This great remedy will ward off, as well :vs cure all Malaria Diseases, and for all Kidney, Liver nnd Stomach Disorders stands unequalled. Price SOcts. and 81. at D. B. Strickler's. MADS ONLY BY K. FAIRBANK & It don't pay to run after other brands, for in ths end wise home* — keepers settle down to the use of SANTA CLAUS SOAP. If your grocer hasn't Santa Clnns Soap, he'll get it for yon. CO..Chicago, Itt, Queen Louise, of Denmark, has just celebrated her 72nd birthday anniversary. CHICAGO*"* WESTERN BW RAILWAY. OYEE 7,000 MILES Of steel track injllinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Dakota »nd Wyoming, pemetratos the Agricultural, Mir.ir.g and Commercial Centres of the WEST AP NORTHWEST. The Unrivaled Equipment of the Line embraces Sumptuous Dining Cars, New Wagner and Pullnan Sleepers, Superb day Coaches and FAST VEST18ULEO TRAINS Running direct between Chicago, St. Paul »nd Minneapolis, Council Bluffs and Omaha, connecting for Portland, Denver, SwFrancisco and all Pacific Coast Points. OWtniHETOTHEBUCKHIUS ForTlolreu, H»tw, Mipn, Time Tables and fail Information, apply to any Ticket Agent or aih dren tba Oon'l Passenger Alfrnt, Chicago, 111. Adjt. Gen. Porter has a weakness for all sorts of game of the "gamey" savor. THE KEV.GEO. H. THAYEU, of Bourbon, Ind., says: "Both myself and wife ewe our lives to SHILOH'S CONSUMPTION CUBE." E&r sale by Perry, the drugirist, and J, M. Bickford, Rock Falls. Sarah Bernhardt loves sweet breads larded with French peas and a fricassee chicken. CROUP, WHOOPING COUGH and Bronchitis immediately relieved by Shiloh's Cure. For sale by Perry, the druggist, and 3. U. Bickford. Rock Falls. • Col. Fellows assails tho substantial, generally chicken fricasse or a well made curry. A Family (Catherine. Havti you a father f Have you a mother? Have you a son or daughter, a sister or a brother who has not yot taken Kemp's Balsam for the Throat and Lungs, the guaranteed remedy for the cure of Cougha, Colds, Asthma, Croup and al! Throat and. Lung trouth les ? If so. why, when a sample hot tie Is gladly given to you free by any only 3a druggist and the large size costs GOc and $1.00. H.o.wicm, SriflaKajfter. ar.wn.oo8, Oin'l tat. Ajt. W. la a monthly to tho:livgIcns"ET?.'3"C!irs of iu.iiuj.ia biiu ywiiig children, and (til tlint porttlna to the routine of tho nursery. It to now in its fifth year. The Congregation- «Krf recently said of It: " ••BA»THOOD aeemfl almost Indlspeniabla to the botuahold la which there are young children. It la 'or the parentu and Uxa nnna. and U packed lull of Important tug- gtttlon* of a practical character. Tram per- aonal experl«no« of Sa oaefuinett, wa oom- mand It warmly. 1 ! ,- r 4*d the Chicago Advance : ' ."So matter but mn»S appreciate Its wl»» enaholpfol mg^eatlona, ana be grateful for tlia aolTlng of perplexlUe» aod the helping orer bard pl«cel trtilcb every one coma to who haa the care of young children. W» eominend It to arery mother In tba laad." Also tha New York Graphie : "Th. mocen of this periodical ba» been anormooa. It makes young mother* feel that tha only (abject worthy of attention U •> laat belnc recognized." Every Intelligent father and mother should read ifc regularly. Their children Trill be healthier and happier. It will reduce the. work of caring for them, nursing them, dressing them, amusing them. Letten from iubscrlbera frequently contain such testimonies aa these, lately received: "lam grateful to BABTHOOD; IhaTeaeen but two numbers, but hare learned ao xnucb from thoae t&at i feel I ahould be doing my children a wrong If I ahould fall of the opportunity to learn more." **The help It baa boon to u> would have aitonlihed me had It been predicted beforehand." " Phy«ln!an UI am, your magaalne !• ttw mo*( welooma pwiodtoal that oomea to my table, and IA tha onetnwtant. of Bun hundred "fimei~fof the* o5tUy;i>y the rnUat aud eonfldeaca It haa glran me In tba man' afiamsatof my cMldren." . • ' Ton want a sample copy— ; , Price is ooita. Or to subscribe tor a year— tlM. On our T>art we wiah to know that yon have Been this advertisement; and In order to induce you to mention this paper when writing us, • WahaTearranitedtoIiaTat&mmTaetandfor B4 »largo quantity of Eudnnt'a celebrated Sachet Powder, and will give a packet, free (either " Violet" 01 " White Lilac," as preferred), (quantity vufaolent to elegantly perfuma -— Baby'aolotiitng for moattuO.tOfiVery wntm wboMiuiaua either (U.fio for a jeare subscription or 15 oenta for a slnglo copy, and mmtioiui thtt faper, (Not* 7/w ntnaltion, The powder la fnnoaenaea*'premluin."but " to offered (Imply to aid ua In tracing the result* of ourujTcrtlalwc InTarlonn part, of the country. Ita retail rolaa In about 25 eeota,) Addroaa BABYHOOD PUBLISHING 00,, S Beekman St., New York. Do not eoafotmd BA»THOOI> tilth picture-book* for tlia tumtment of rhUdren. It ia a im>tlnT3' maga«fa#—• nuroery help. Itallfltof contributor?- oo icedlcal subjocta eoniprtsea many epeciulUut <tf lit* Idgheat prof easlon&l Handing. The ^prtntrQeld(MaA«.> Union «ay«: "1C It* refill) ft (tn^itloavrhatThe mother* of little babl«iu<4-t[ tf do before the excellent little m&gaxlne Uinrnooi WM pMbllflhed. No numbt-r can bo mlased wlUit.f «h. lOMlMlalCfell." oa a oomea o my ae, an wtant." "I cannot apeak too highly ruoOD. During the tiiree yeara that I ubanrlbed to It. 1 hare felt repaid a Weakened and deranged livers, stomachs and bowels should never be acted on by irritants like common pills, bran, etc. Mile's Pills cures liver complaint, constipation, piles, etc., by a new method. Samples free at A. R. Hendrick's or J. M. Bickford's. Warner Miller likes lobster salad, but it must be prepared in the most dainty manner. She TTM Completely Cured. A daughter of my customer suffered irom suppressed menstruation, and her health was completely wrecked. At my suggestion she used one bottle of BradGeld's Female Regulator, which cured her. J. W. Heliums, Water Val ley, Miss. Write The Bradfleld Regulator Co., Atlanta, Ga., for particulars. Soli by all druggists. .. John Wauamnker clinga-to good old • fushioued dishes and rarely if ever touches wine. The "Mother's Friend" Not only shortens labor and lessens pain attending it, but greatly diminishes the danger to life of both mother and child if used a few months before cjnQnement. Write to The Bradfleld Regulator Co , Atlanta, Ga., for further particulars. Sold by all druggists. Secretary Blaine likes to discuss a tender chicken or a well browned gobbler with cranberry sauce, "His pills as thick as hand-grenades flew, And where they fell as certainly they slew," Was said of one of those ignorant doctors in the early times, who might well have been called the aide-de-camp of death. The sufferer from scrofula, with sores as bad as Job's, need not now curse the day he was born, for Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery will restore health and. beauty, appetite and strength. Especially has it manifested its potency in curing salt-rheum, tetter, boils, car-buncles, sore eyes, scrofulous sores and swellings, hip-joint disease, white swellings, goitre, or thick neck, and enlarged glands. Senator Quay's favorite is porter- bouse steak from an inch to an inch and a half in thickness, with a pint of champagne to keep it down. BuelcIen'B Arnica Salve. The best salve in the world for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers. Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and postively cures Files, or no pay required. It & guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money refunded. Price 26 cents per box. For sale by D. B. Striokler. Mrs. Mona Caird, who started the "Is Marriage a Failure V" business, has been studying Buddhism. 1OO Ladles' Wanted. And 100 men to call on any di nggist for a/ree trial package of Lane's Family Medicine, the great root and herb remedy, discovered by Dr. Silas Lane while in the Rocky Mountains. For diseases of the blood, liver and kidneys it is a positive cure. For constipation and clearing up the complexion it does wonders. Children like it. Everyone praises it. Large size package, 50 cents. At all druggists'. 1 The grub makes the butterfly; the blacksmith makes the fire fly. I,earned 1'i'ofcnmors Hay. The most serious disease of the heart, says Prof. Da Costa, may uccur without any symptoms. Prof. Trousseau, of Paris, states that death from heart disease is usually caused by congestion of the lungs, liver, stomach or kidneys, from imperfect circulation of the blood. Or. Miles 1 New Cure for tne Heart is the latest and most reliable remedy for this little understood but grave disease. It has cured thousands of cases. Don't fail to try it. Ask for testimonials. Sold at A. R. Hendricks' or J. M. Blckfords' Drug Store. When the editor calls for a revise the foreman administers a re-proof. A Narrow Escape. Mrs.L.S. Picherell, of Middlebury, Ind., had a very narrow escape from the insane asylum. For yeurs alia -WM, subject to headache, palpltlon, spinal pnin, BleepiesBneaa^nud nervous prostration. For three years she had convulsions, often as many as flfty a night Able physicians failed to help her. At last after taking that wonderful rem edy, Dr. Miles' Restorative Nervine for six weeks, she was entirely cured. It is a recent discovery by one of the greatest of living physicians, and is working wonders. Trial bottle free at A. R. Hendricks' or J. M. Blckfords' Drugstore. The members of a stocking makers' union should always act as a you-knit WHY WILL YOU cough when Stun, B Cure will give you immediate relief. Price 10 cts., 60 cts., and 81 For sale by Perry, the druggist, and J. M. Bickford, Rock Falls. . Cleveland is endeavoring to organize a a cap trust. Here soaping it will not succeed. tvorkinni back tos-'ud tho old hnrnp or, tho F.ikh^ni er??k. A certain young man north of IVn- riw>, has n great liking to bo in company with old penpifi, esp'feiaUy of the opponitf! sox, BO if ho goes out wi'th fi mother. There was a couple of this dracnprton out a few eveninga ngo, PS loving 88 two little ducks, and the remark wag made "See what good care that boy's mother takes of him." No one nerd take any (xccptionto this item, aa it is certainly very commendable for bf>ys to put tliemnelves tinder the protection and care of some motherly woman. ~J Jacob Reitzel, Jr., and his mother have gone to Dakota on bnsineas and pleasure. Mr. Reitzel haa gone to look after his stock in that region. Mr. Crary, who owns the old Beach Crary farm, intends bringing his stock from Dakota to winter here as he says he can bring them here ai.d winter them cheaper.than he can in Dakota, Mrs. Brown, who has been spending several months east visiting relatives and friends, returned home today. She looks as though she has been having an enjoyable tima. Still she was glad to get back home. If you want to see a nice lot of potatoes call on J. P. Hey. He has potatoes large enough, nice enough, and wagon loads of them, too, for a man to make two good square meals from one potato; and while you are there ask to see bin young son Nathaniel Eshleman; who has been suffering most terribly with sciatic rheumatism for the past few weeks, we are pained to learn, will be permanent ly crippled in one leg, and perhaps will have to hate it amputated. But we really hope he will come out all right sound and whole, J. H. Baer returned this morning from his extended trip in the west. H was just one day too late to attend the surprise party at his bouse last evening It was gotten up for the express pur pose aa a surprise to Jonas on his re turn. They intended to gather on Tues day evening when It was thought h would return, but he didn't come s they sent runners out on every road t notify the people that the party wa postponed until Wednesday evenln when they were sure he would be more tha Pif>nt ionr p^-firano?. this port c i 1 (.".;iM eiv \, nn<i if I m rnu h:;ve h" hnr ^v -s but ad THAT HACKING COUGH can be quickly cured by Shiloh's Cure. We guarantee it For sale by Perry, the druggist, and J. M. Bickford, Rock Falls ' Women, like diseases, 'always search out our weakest points for attack; and they generally tind them. SHILOH'S COUGH and Consumption Cure is sold by us on a guarantee. Ic cures consumption. For sale by Perry.the dniggiit.and J.M. Bickford Rock Falls An English woman is mads of clay unless she is an attendant on the queen and then she is a maid of honor. . - - home as his folks bad received a car to put in an appearance. Ho the parly was held aud one of the boys said: "If you want to have a party and have a good time be sure and have it when the old man ain't at home; and you will hit it every time." So you can depend on it that all those present had a most enjoyable time. Jacob Reitzel, who lives a little ways north of town, on the Freeport road, went to town and got Rhudy Kauff man to come out and cut some second crop grass for him. Mr. Reitzel and Mr. Kauffman got the mower out, bitched on the horses and drove down to the Held in good spirits and like regular farmers, expecting to slash down the grass in short order. When they got to the field Mr. Kauffman got on the seat, let down the cutting bar and started up the horses at a good gait, but when he looked over his shoulder, expecting to see a flue swath of grass, he found instead of cutting the grass he was only flattening it down. He and Mr. Reitzel were puzzled to know the cause,but after scratching their heads and examining the mower they found that they had forgotten to attach the sickle, but left it standing up by the-barn. It made Mr. Reitzel so disgusted with farming that he now offers his farm for sale. Vour itetajiei* for F. Marion Crawford, author of "Mr. Isaacs," etc., writes a three volume novel, when he gets started, in ~ thirty days — a chapter each day. CATARRH CURED, health and sweet breath secured, by Bhlloh's Catarrh Remedy. Price 60 cents. Nasal Injector free. For sale by Perry, the druggist, and J. M. Bickford, Rock SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, made miserable by that terrible cough, Khlloh's Cure ia the remedy for you. For sale by Perry, the druggist, and J. M. Bickford, Rock Falls. The toper's face is sometimes a gin phiz, and sometimes he has a beer mug. At all times he haa a "smiling" aspect. SHLLOH'S CURE will immediately relieve Croup, Whooping: Cough and Bronchitis. For sale by Perry, tho druggist, and J. M. Bickford, Rock Falls' JOHN. $4 SHOE oa THB SHOE According to Tour Needs. _JAME8 STEAKS O4 STIOB 7i« light ami ityUib. It (Its lrlc<-u •locking:, and RKOUiHI'S t VO"1fKKAKUlSttl,"tia- ' lux fsrttutlf ce*r ttie Hm time It ' - mm, It will laUsfy llie nwal 'tons. JAMES MEAN8 .J SHOE In oUolute!; ilia , o01y shoe of iu price wiikli ""acTertoaa placed i-x- Blyoty oa uie to^t^Uct to wilch durability out- 3* SIKAtfa *t CO., JjhiM MJMW «T tt» **«*» »*««• t»r »»te bs j, m. BBIX & sow Edward Bellamy, the author of "Looking Backward," spends most of his leisure hours in sorting and label- Ing his collections of rare sea shells. ' Don't Experiment. •^You can't afford to waste time in experimenting when your lungs are in danger. Consumption always seems, at first only a cold. Do not permit any dealer to impose upon you with some cheap imitation of Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption, Coughs Colds, but be sure you get the genuine. Because he can make more profit be may tell you he has some just aa .good, or just the same. Don't be deceived, but insist upon getting Dr. King's New Discovery, which is guaranteed to give relief in all Throat, Lung and Chest affections. Trial bottles free 8t D. 1*. Strickler's Drug Store. Large Bottles Lew Wallace writes hla first draft upon a slate and Snlsbes upon large sheets of white, unruled paper in a most faultless ctitrography. Hibbajrd'a Klieniuatle and 1.1 ver Pills These Pills are scientifically compounded, uniform in action. No griping pain so commonly following the use of Pills. They are adapted to both adults and children with perfect safety. We guarantee they have no equal in the cure of sick headache, constipation, dyspepsia, biliousness, and, as an appe tizer, they excel any other preparation. jay Gould haa improved very much during the summer by his vacation. He looks fatter &ad hlsakia baa lost a good deal of itfc pritor. Frrs. -All at» stopped free by Dr K.ll»*** QrtMl N«rr« Kesttttssr. No sits d&y't tu», Hnlmrbs. There will be preaching in Detweiler's hull next Sunday, at 2 o'clock p. m. by Rev. Buck, of Coleta. Miss Sarah Blasser, a niece of H. M. Detweiler, started for Indiana this morning and will remain there a couple of weeks, visiting relatives and friends, before returning to her home in Ohio. She has been spending the summer here. Mrs. Jacob Deyo at Sandfordvllle, is very sick, so much so that the doctors have given her up, and say there is no help for her. . . • Mrs. Lefever-Dflyo, of Clinton, la., is visiting relatiues and friends in Jordan this week. Our townsman and good neighbor, J. P. Hey, don't make such long steps for nothing, these da\s. It is a boy, of course. Yeruon Finkle has gone to New York for a little pleasure and to see the sights. He says he would have waited till '92, but the World's Fair will be held in Chicago that year. Aaron Hackman is home from Paw Paw this week taking photographs of his neighbors dwellings and they say he takes them in fine style. Aaron meaus to make a success of hia business. The plastering of the new towu hall is completed, and those who have looked at the job say that it ia A No. i. And it ought to be all right, aa tl)« work wae done fa? J. H, Dunmos* acd Mr. Zaller, who are first class median- ins sad *<» tio oa« nwwJ woad#r why Mr. CUD***? <ws|jlejr* Mr. Zaiiet* t& do bte J« Mas, m it k «aUi tt&t to *«• "Do you need a man to work about your place, air?" Judge Parker looked up from his law books and papers to tho questioner, a stalwart man, about 80 years of age, poor, but genteel in appearance and respectful in manner aud speech, '"fakea chair," said the judgo, politely, motioning to one near him. "No, thank you, sir; I prefer to stand, if you please. This door was open and I made bold to walk in. I knocked several times on the door frame, but you .didn't hear me. I came just to ask if you need a man to do any sort of work about your place? If you do not I'll not take up any more of yojir time, aa 1 see you're busy. But I hope you do, sir: I need Work badly," "You are a stronger iu Pbtley, are you not?" asked tho judge, leaning back in his chair. "Partly so. I lived here years ago." "Your name'/" "Call me John." "Your suriKime?" "I would like you to call uio just John, sir, if you please." "Don't you know, my man, thitt withholding your name is not a good recommendation, and very likely to make an unfavorable impression?" _ .* "I know it, air, but if you'll only try me, I think you'll find that my faithfulness and desire to do everything right will make up for the rest of my name." Something aljout the man's bearing and appearance strongly impressed Judge Parker, inspiring a desire to know more of him, and he said: "Well, I'll tell you candidly that Hike your appearance and manner, but when a man refuses to give his name, there's always something wrong." "There is something wrong, air—I'll be honest with you—there la something wrong with the name, but not with ine —not now. I could easily give you a false name. Isn't the fact that I don't give one, sotue sign of honesty, and won't you pleaso look at that as areixmimeada- tiou, sir?" "It is an indication, certainly," ro- Bpciulod th^kidgo. "Now it jusi happens that I do need a maji about way country pliwe here; iMusti on« badly. Summer is upon us, bringing u grout d«»l ot work to l*u ilusw tU*>' v H U«o b»i?t; a osom f^f tUt 1 ,,t.-j(>!« ,iu4 fee ts«« IU.HI} f \Ktl i i jve tw.ib i.'vk, am! I hnvo you've ft/n IIO-A- rni'i- fortmio s'cps in somufiinra cm our nim=. ut I'd IHI gb.'.l to do Btich work ns you lid for the summer, if you'll only f;iro ->u ft trial." ""Wba?. are your terms?'' "Thnt is.iiot important, sir" "Not important? Why, my man, it h •econiinp plain to me tlisit you hnTo some bjoct other than this work; eomo plan vhich Biicli a position is to subserve, [aveivt your" Not exactly a plan, but I have a rea- on for coming to you that I'd rather not 3!!, if you pleaso. It's not a wrong pur- KJSO, and I hopo you won't ref UFO me the work on Its account." It gives rise toun favorable suspicions, hough. An unusual number of things ro against you. You refuso to give your iame, you seek work plainly beneath •our abilities, wages are unimportant, nd lastly, the work is not your chief ob- ect, You must certainly be aware that hcso would be good grounds for turning ou away." "I am aware of that, sir, »nd was afraid hat when 1 came to you that I would appear in n bad light, but I concluded to >e • honest about it anyhow. Try ine, ihough, sir; you'll not regret it. I want ,he placo sorely; more than 1 c.laro tell. I'm in distress. I havo nothing else to say. My appearance is my only recommendation. If that won't do I must co." Ho looked pleadingly nt the j'lulge, who, rising, cnnio from behind tliodeslt, and standing close to the applicant, said: Well, John, let me tell you that your candor and evident truthfulness liavo impressed mo very strongly in your favor, despite the appearance against you. I'll try you for a .mouth, but you must not complain if you. aro denied certain freedom and privileges that would bo accorded a man who has proven himself trustworthy, or if your actions ore more closely watched." "I've seen those consequences, sit, and It's all right. They aro to bo expected under the circumstances, and I won't oomplain. Do as you please with mo till you feel I can be trusted. Show me the work at once, sir, if you can. I wuldn't find words to thank you, sir, eren tf you had time to hear them. My work must show you how grateful lam." " Donning a broad brimmed straw hat, .tn'lm?. Pi.yUor TOti'Juek'd tho' new man out over Ills spurious (StfttQ, indicating what work would bo expected of him, and sot him to do some weeding at a spot in sight of his study windows. • Ho then returned to his papers and books, but aa tlie afternoon wore on, he cast frequent glances through the window nt John. It was plain that ho had become deeply interested in "tho man whoso history had ' been so candidly and honestly withheld. Ho could not fathom the mystery with which tho applicant chose, to envelop himself, but ho trusted that hia purposes were honorable, though he was somewhat suspicious. " Judge Parker was a large hearted man, widely known and beloved for hia geniality, benevolence and uniform justice. The humblest citizen, if worthy, might apply to him for help, certain cf a patient and responsive hearing. Knowing that his liberality had drawn to him many unworthy applicants, ho now suspected that John had some design upon his philanthropy, and accordingly believed he needed watching. But each glance through the window showed John working industriously, with an earnest vig&r and care that cut the sharp edges from thia suspicion. And so he .worked throughout the trial month. Faithfulness and painstaking interest were stamped upon each detail of his work, and macy persona commented to the judge upon the improved appearance of the place. John was an unusually quiet and unobtrusive mnn. He seldom volunteered remarks. Save to ask instructions concerning his work, he never presented himself unbidden. Judge Parker's several efforts to elicit some account of his life failed; lie was respectfully candid in answering that lie did not wish to tell anything about himself, saying that he entirely rested his hope of continued employment upon his work. When the month ended ho was reengaged, and still ho maintained the same scrupulous care in every piece of work, however trivial. He was not a ''new broom." Ha never left the place, unless sent upon errands, and, retiring early to his attio room, spent his oven- ings in quiet pursuits. The judge's interest in him grow into genuine fondness. He liked to talk to him, and found him well posted and shrewd in the ways of tho world, and ever ready to converse on all subjects except his past life—that was a sealed book. The summer wore uneventfully away, >ntil one morning, late in August, a visitor entered tho judge's study. It was Joshua Skiles, a member of 0110 of t]ie bars in the judicial district over which Judge Parker presided. His face indicated an important mission. "Judge," he said, after a few remarks on general subjects, "you have a new man at work at your place." "Yes, indeed I have. I don't wonder you've noticed it. Many others have spoken to me of tho improvement. But he's no eye server; he's thorough going to the smallest detail." I Skiiea grinned expectantly at this enthusiasm, as he asked: "What is his nauie?" "He calls himself John." "No surname, eh?" ' "No—well, the truth is, he dcscined to give it, and he's been so faithful that I hare respected hia reasons for concealing it, whatever they are." "Is it posuiblu you don't remember him, judge?" "No, I dou't; yet sovoral times I'vo thought there was something familiar about him, either iu motions or looka, I can't toll which." "Well, I'vt,! just got back from a trip to Europe, uu.v<j buen laont all over the old country, ainl tho moment I K«t eyea ou your now man I know the ffllow, if he hits di*gui»>'ii Mu!*i'!f with I'lM IH!t oftlH) <Jt'OS ywi." "I tiaci- ^ay '!••', wan! to 1 ;nv! was Sk : -!":V <: "His Ji:mi "John i>. sivclv. "Y ago'first. M.-i proved bpvi. douM. Th( di'tice in hi.; out only about ten i in f*wi>lo, 1 tei! I AMI jl i'xt* tHi S s!u!i!o\v of il!n of ovi- hy the jury -.vprn ul>:S. I wa" IIVPS- ont (luring tho trial, and I can truthfully say it was tho plainest. c;v-o of (XuHt in my le;rfil experience. You wont -him up for five Tears.'' "Are you certain of this, Mr. Skiles?" tho judge asked coldly. "It's a very serious mutter to brand a man as a convict Ho is doing well here. May you not bo mistaken?" "No, indeed, I never forg.>t a fare." "It seems that I do, then. What is your purpose?" "Simply to warn you, sir." "What good will it do you if I discharge him?" The questions cut close, and Skiles winced a little as he replied: '•Nona at ail, sir. I didn't expect it to—except that inward consciousness of doing a service. I thought you would certainly not wish to have a man sleeping in your house whom you sentenced yourself, and who served his term in prison." "Well, now, Mr. Skiles, to be frank with you, I don't believo in always putting the foot of virtuous scorn on a man's neck because he was once a criminal. T2i6re'E no rooyj* ^vhy i'uch a man Wouldn't or couldn't reforrn, and lend an honest life. Tvo sentenced runny men to prison, but never had a good chance to do one a kindness. I honestly believe that many a criminal would rise to rec- titudo if helped, and John is one. of them." ."Wo generally try to get rid of a stumbling liore, judge," said 8klies witli a weak laugh. "If you doubt my story call the man in and face him with it." This was exactly what Judge Parker did not want to do. Ho believed the story, but did not wish to give Skiles the expected satisfaction of seeing John's disgrace laid bare. A sincere sorrow foi him arose, and ho said: "No, Mr. Skiles, IHI not confront him with it now." The pettifogger therefore bowed himself, out, EC-IT:-••:.;.:..'. -,. ,.;'J'...X.r, ,.„ i. v •.*«!• .fldently expected to win (lie judgo'tr iri^ lluenco in an appointment he aspired to, and to have seen the criminal ignominiously dismissed. Looking after him Judge Parker mused, "I do wonder why FOIMP people love so much more to find evil than good in a person. A noble character is to them aa B whitewashed fence against which they delight to throw mud. You BCD a rent in a garment, your impulse is to tear it •oioro. Lot a man havo a flaw in his character and his neighbors will talk it into a crime, or try'to. Suppose John was imprisoned, ho may bo now as good a citizen as any one. I'd rather any one elso than Skiles had discjosed this matter; he always carries around such an abundance'of dull axes. I hato to tell John of this, but I suppose it must be done." John promptly obeyed his summons, entering respectfully and inquiringly. A shade of distrust upon the judge's face made him uneasy, but he calmly and with manly dignity awaited tho communication. "Sit down, John," the judge began kindly; "it may be a long interview," He complied and began nervously re 1 ' volving his straw hat by shifting his fingers along the edge of the brim, but ho looked firmly at hia employer. "John—your surname, ia it Dorker?" A slight pallor swept over tha honest face, aa he replied: "It is, sir.- You have remembered me at last." , "You expected me to?" "I did, yes, sir." "No, I didn't recognize you, John," said the judge, with a note of disappointment in his voice, "but a lawyer at tho bar told me who you were." "Always Homo one to give a follow a kick, no matter how hard he's trying to get up." "Yes, it eeems so. Now, John, he says I sentenced you to five years to the pcnitcuitiavy. la it true?" "It is, Kir,"- was tho humble reply.- ^_ "And, you served your full term of five years?" "Lacking tho time of commutation, 1 did." "What have you done since your, release?" "Nothing but try, air; shifting about from place to place. You know the way it is; convict—discharge. So it's been going, nothing but hard luck. I've tried hard, desperate hard, to load a true, honest life, but it's uphill work. There's a weight ou a man like rue, air. The opening penitentiary door is at the very foot of a hill, nnd when o poor fellow cornea i out and tries to walk up, there's always Borne ouo glad to push him back again." "Were you guilty of the burglary?" "I was, sir. It waa ray first crime. Tho easy gain looked tempting, and 1 fell. I needed money, but there ia no excuse^ I deserved tho punishment".' Those awful years, sir, gave me timo for reflection, and I determined that when I got out, with God'a help to pick myself up. It's been hard, cruelly, fearfully hard, but I haven't fallen again. I'm an honest man in my heart, air, if the world won't acknowledge it." "But why didn't yoii tell me thia when you came? It would havo been better." "I suppose it would, sir, But I was too weak. I needed work eo badly, an<i if you had turned ma away then. why" "What, John?" "Nover mind, if you pleaso, sir; you didn't turn mo oil." "Very well, John, I'll cot aak j But you biiitl you hiul u Bpt\;ial jmrj: in coming to me. Can you tetl that?" John Dorker nroso, laid hia hat uj*n> tto chair, and fat-ing U'<) juJgti sai'S uu press ivt'lj': >u n"<u«Xili,s wt, ttli.is\;iu In t!i. O>;i!" ' '^f- •'' I 11 !! 1 "!1 b<> y.nin::. v, hi! n> for 0 you: m'i n v y.'U ^ <«i iu, ami i» ivn-i'-vo >t nv s;iy from my h>' ni't lili'j;iit your life.' " lie tlir-'hr'! the t'-nr,-. f\ "M.v moth'-r pat wei.pin;; behind m-.\ sir, as 1 stood r.t thf! rail. I was lirr only support. (Soil alont! knew how sli" w;\<t to live during thns<- years. Y-mr \voni-i were knil'i- tlini-iis. sir. I did have |.> Irave her. I'riciuls, peaiv, hfavcii .-ITII! tho God nlif hail i-o ranu-Ktly taught IIIL- to prav to. Ami I did i-( tied. sir. in those quiet year i. and I caiiii- out a pure man. God knows how Cvi- tried IH>(. to let that TsJse Ptt.'p blight ->~',y Ufo. B'.i4 wherever t went, M'"ie one "=nrv;'.'l Iho Irnlh: "Employing that niii n. that John Dorker; why, he's a convict.' "I bfca.ini' dcHpnrate; u temptation stared me in the I'aee. I felt myself weakening. Starvation, gloom, despair, a broken hearted inollier were about me, and I wavered, sir. when a thought came: 'Surely, smvly, the judge who spoke those words would help me; ho wouldn't turn mo :i\vay.' And I came. It was my hint cluuiee. Too much depended upon my getting work, sir, to risk tolling my story. P.ul now I'm found out, and I'm ready for your decision. (-'an you trunt a convicted burglar in your house? Will you givo.moa trial? If »"t [ ii-ill uu .awuy and try it again, sir, hut 1 don't know" - -Judfte Parker sprang up and warmly grasped the trembling hand. "Trust }•($]. John? (jrvc you a trial? You have been tried, I again Kcntcnco you, John Dorki-M, to live years in my service, in my most earnest help, in my best etfor! to place you on the road to prosperity. God bk-bs you!". Anil -wl«'n • tho. Hisntcncc waa served John Dorker was nn honest and useful citizen.— Yankee Blade?. An Anirrlrun HmlUliInt tit Jitpuu. Col. Olcoit. i.-i wild to Imve crwited a verilr.blo furore i.i hi.s recent fUnldhidtio tour through Japan. At t':rsl Home of tlu> Buddhist , prii-uU gave'liim the. cold shoulder. Then ho bi-^aii tooxcito popular interest, which was intensified as he went throu.,'li the larger iirovincial toy/;::;. At N:!;">"::, ;; !:!v;;i! conimereial tovvii belvvceii Tolcjirnmi Kioto, ho had uuilii'aci.'s at euc.li- lecture of iibout -I. (100 people, and it is naid that the wildest applause everywhere greets his declarations that tlic closest relationship exists between the nf able progress of tho nation and tho maintenance «f true Buddhism. The Buddhists who control his tour, seeing the. effect ho in . producing, are hurrying him about, so that ho i«t delivering orations nnd lectures in three or four different places in the same day. He docs not speak si word of Japanese, and his leetuix'ct! im>. therefore delivered in English and trnnnl.ile.il on tho platform by an' interpreter, sentence, by sentence, as ho goes along. Yet ho n rouses (treat enthusiasm. Not. only tho common people hear him, but also the hi;.;h olilcitils. In many of tho largo towns through which ho passed special meeting were held nt times suitable to officials, at which they were aloue present. Journal. Wn. RUBDF.UJ MYHICK, of tho firm of Myrlclt & Hendureou, Fort Smith, Ark;, says he wishes to add his testimony to tho thousands which liava already Men Riven aa to Swift's Specific, llu Myu ho derived tho most signal beucflt from Its u.w to euro painful bolla and sores rceuhlng frojn lni])(iro blood. SPECIFIC Is n great bleating to human- • ity," Bays Mr. P JE. Gordon, of 72S Broad atrcet, Nualivlllo, Tonu., "(or it cured n 3 of rheumatism of n very bad type, with which I liAd iicen trouWrf ipr three or four years. S. S. B. cured mo after I had exhausted everything else. Treatise on Blood and Skill Diseases mailed fiv,'. Tns SWIPT fT^-—r/'v ^ •-?. At'Untc. •" JIPFIELBS ^.^. MENSTRUATION • fiTLAKTABA, HOT DEliAY TOUR BCDSCBll'TlCJ^ tu. rhlch now ittnJi. ia tha fruat rank al Uou Mid ucoaj^M tha pocitlua of A LEADER &MONCI LEADERS. KKhnaroSercontalM A COMPLETE KOVEL,«1fO» .Sbtttd fjiuwUt./ of mJBOS Uanaoui mnU«r of Oft interfiling uidiiLKLrpctlya uttturo, Ono j^&s't enbserlittiea g-tv«*« USHARY OF 13 eOMPLETE NOVILS / Amsricaa R.u'.hori, loMtbar with AN ABUNDANCE tV SHOUT 8TOHIES. POEM8 t KSS^ffl, *ttd u-.attcrt a' uauauil iatflrest to geatral rcaaani, Ujaking a f-ilmut i>f NEARLY TWO THQUSiMD PA&ES, Tba ia->K3a of LirPiHcort's eUada unnrteefU'sM in li»n.nnal»r.rMr^uxine publlohlns, fcnd to-d^y liafoinillBl titH' !s »6loomadla ever/ h*mi*t» YlUfl^, town, *nd cUf iiifjugti^-at tha Uatted fctjtttB. Tb« biaf. writers of th« «^« hA?a l*ea 8«cur«d anJ naw future* vf ill, frcta tims to Unui, to ftddftd which will «iv» ' A DISTINCTIVE PLACE OF ITS OWN, Rive*, E^j^w SftUua, Jehu Uabt<'rt<jti. U.S.A..
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