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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, September 20, 1896
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Miss NANCY. OVEMBEB was growing old, and Miss Nancv Camp, who sat at the window watching tho gray clouds shift across the sky in honvy masses, wished _ in her secret heart that it -was gone. "Who'd 'a 1 thought it would hev como oft so cold utter such a warm spell, Nancy?" said 11 voice from tuo little bedroom that led out of tuo kitchen. . , ".It's moderating. I reckon it s go- in" to snow," responded Miss Nancy. "'It's jest like that November when Jim Wilmot went out West," continued her sister, reminiscestly. "i'cs," was tho low response. "•'Twr.s a real warm Thanksgiving, and then a day or two after it begun tor snow, and tho twenty-eighth-you remember, Nancy-'twas the time they had tbet cel'bration in the schoolhouse, and you and Jim went—my, how it did blow and slaet! And on Sunday it was so drifted thet Cousin Anne Camp—she thet was a Stevens, you know—couldn't git ter meeting. It was tho first time ia 'leyen years thct she'd missed hearinp Elder Dickens. Sho felt reel bud about it, added Miss Abby. Miss Nancy drew her chair nearer to the window and brushed her hand across her eyes. There was no sound rom tho little bedroom for awhile. The hi"-, old-lnshioued clock on the hin-h shelf ticked away the minutes, and Miss Nancy rocked by the window, with her Lands folded ia her lap. •'There's some one a-coming across tha old bridge," said Miss Nancy, eagerly. "See wlo it is Nancy. Likely as not it's thet school-teacher thet boards down ter Foster's, though it don't sound like their team. She must bo a powerful sight of trouble to "cm." Miss Nancy pressed her face against the pane obediently, although there was a mist uetrore her eyes that blinded her a little. Tie wugon curne nearer Mies Nancy wondered, looluop; nt tho firm chiu, and tho hair thut had beou so brown now streaked with gray, if it was not very looesono out there, and it he had quite fergottcu the old days. Tho cluck at last warned her that sho must bo about her preparations for Nipper, aad after excusing hei-selt she brought in a dish of oranges to peel. Sho worked swiftly, though Lor hands trwnbledand felt "nil thumbs. ' She had almost finished her task, when an orange slipped out of the dish and rolled on tho floor. Both stooped to pick it up, and their hands met. "Dear!" he said, holding out his arr.ia. Miss Nancy gave one glance into tho face so nunr her own, nnd in ft moment was crying softly on his shoulder. e What mattered tho years of waiting, deemed a Httle wandering, and confused things etrangely. The next day, late in the afternoon, it stopped snowing, but no one went by, aud thu darkness came on again. Another long uight. Miss Nancy left a lamp burning in the kitchen, and then went to beef. Very early in the morninc; she was suddenly awakened by a shout and tho sound of <<ome one kicking on the side of the house. Sho hastily dressed, and then entewd the sitting room. "Hi 1" some calied, "WlAoisit?"she«skor7. .'I t ' H me—Atwaod—down to the foot of the hill, yer know. Wife was sick and I bad ter go fer the doctor. Bo yo snowed iu?" . "Teg. Will you git someone to dig us out some time to-day ?" "All right. I'll git Sara, if hell come. Bo back in an hour or two. MISS Nancy sat down and waited. The wood was almost gone, and eho was glad Mr. Atwood had discovered their predicament. _ ! kTho clock had just struck EIX which she hoard a shovel strike tho house. "We're here, Nancy—bo out in a shake," said Mr, Atwood. "All right," fhe answered, and went into the bedroom to tell Abby. But her sistere was.sleopiug quietly, 00 sho tiptoed back again, After an hour's hard shoveling the door opened, and in the gray light ol tho morning she saw Jim Wilmot standing before her. Mr. Atwood, alter assuring himself that everything was safe, went around to tho drills bolore tho windows, and commenced work again ; but Jim did not go. "Nancy," he said, "I waa a fool tho other day. I'm going ter sell my farm nnd como back here. I cant live without yon. Nancy, will you tho years of toil aud trouble? ing mattered any more. This clock tickod ou, and Miss Abby awoko from the little "cat nap" she the hud been enjoying. "Nancy:" eho called, sharply. Miss Nancy started, and raised her crimson fnou with its new expression from its resting place. "Wait a minute, 'dear heart," whispered Jim. "1 want to know when you'll go back with me. I went away Tou Noth- ! marry mer" . "And Abby?" she questioned. "Abby shall live -with ua. shan'n't be separated." "But it's GO 'humdrum' here, Jim, nnd you'll bo homesick after the West again," protested Miss Nancy. _ . "P'raps so, a little," ho admitted "But I must hevo you, Naaey. Will you forgit what 1 said the other day, an' marry me?" You know I will, Jim," she said, to make a fortune and a home for you. They're waiting. When will you go?" "When will I go?" echoed Mies Nancy, bewilderedly. "Nancy!" called Miss Abby again. "I'm 'fraicl I don't l:now what— what yon. mean, Jim," faltered Mies Nancy. "Why, back out West. I've got a pretty 'little place there, with thirty acres or so, and nary a mortgage. You'll have neighbors.for there's three other i'urms nenr, and you sha'n't work, Kancy, I'll get a girl." "And Abby?" asked Nancy. Jim Wilmot staited. "I had forgotten her," ho said, helplessly. "But whore's tho rest of tho rektisns? Or why couldn't she iiU-T lltllliw*t« j.ii«j "~o V.LIU i.Viiim**'—"• —- •• — ti and nearer, until she could see tbat it go to , t <b omo > or—something? had but one occupant—a man of about | Tllo Aiw ^ j n ^rj g4 Nancy's face faded, . ti .„ •n.if'U 41 hfinril tliat ___.T _ i:til A i;«A. <tr nnirt fnrmnrl irnitllH JUKI OUt Oil" (JUOlA i /l.~v . forty, apparently, with a beard that perhaps added a little to his age. "Who is it, Nancy?" questioned Miss Abby, fretfully. "It ain't her, is it? My ! it sounds as if it was corn- in" in—in—hero. "I don't know," answered Misa Nancy. Like enough ho wants some directions." "He? Lands! It's a man, then! Bo sure to tell him us—" Bat there cacao a heuvy knoclc on the door and Miss Abby subsided. Slowly Miss Nancy crossed the room and turned tho knob. There was nothing said for a moment. Tho man looked steadfastly at tho iign.ro before him ; at the simply made -wooleu dress with its pnve white collar and culls; tho slender, bluo-veiued hands; the faeo 'with its firm month nnd laded blue eyes; the hair parted smoothly aad with the same little wave in front that ho remembered so well, and the hi"h ahull comb that was new to hsm. Eo saw tho wrinkles, too, but he saw more-the years of toil and trouble that must have wrought them. All this lie noted and then held out his hand. and a, little lino of pain formed arounS her mouth. "She'd never stand it to leave this place. She's lived here all her life, Jim," sho said, slowly. There was silenco for a moment, then she continued, steadily: "1 shall never leava hcrj so good — pooJby, Jim." "And you'll sacrifice ycrself and mo for a notion?" he replied, hotly. "All right, then, I shn'n't leave my farm aiul settle down in this humdrum place jest lev the Hake of your sister. Goodby, Nauuy." And five minutew after the Horse"drove out of the yard and down tho hill, while one lonely woman i strained her eyes for a lust glimpse oE i it, aad the gathering flukes o£ snow wen: already filling up its tracks. She stood" there n long while watch- jnc tho sullen clouds and the snow -LOU nuww J. ""*, " -—-> — in a whisper, aad lie kissed her fondly. And in the bodroom Miss Abby lay asleep, n sweet peace upon her wnn- 'kledfaco. She had gone beyond all shadows into the reality.—Waverly Magazine. The Bicycle in tlie Army. Some time aso the manufacturer of a well known bicycle wrote to Lieutenant James A. Moss, U. S. A., in relation to putting a company of soldiers on bicycles. As a result ten men were clipped at Fort Missouln and some severe experiments are to bo made. In speaking of the subject to a Hartford reporter, Lieutenant Moss said: • During tho last four or five years the bicycle as a practical machine for military purposes has been attracting the attention of military men both in this country and abroad. In foreign armies, however, tho matter has been been brought to a more practical stage than in this country. As early as 1870 tho bicycle was used in tho Italian army. Jn France, Austria, Switzerland and other European coun- there are now iu tho armies reg- A WORK OF ART. "The Tox»tlt»ii» Gateway to Texan »nd the S<JUth\v«st. Is the name of a handsome publication recently Issued by the Iron Mountain Eoute, consisting of 224 pages ot descriptive matter, interspersed with GOO beautiful halt-tone illustrations. It is the most comprehensive and typo- graphlcully the handsomest work ot its kind ever Issued on the state of Texas, and Is really a commercial and industrial history of the state. Any one reading this will have an excellent idea o£ tlM vast resources and great possibilities oE the Lone Star State. The book was gotten up by tho S',. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway and us connections in the suite of Texas lor distribution in the north and east, witli the view of attracting immigration investors, tourists and seekers aUnr ! health. It is iu every way a valuable ! contribution to the current literature of the day, and is ralr.ulaled to bo ol great service to the state of Texas A copy of this publication will he maiiea free on application to any passenger representative of the Missouri Pacific Railway—Iron Mountain Route—or may bo had by addressing H. C. Town' send, General Passenger Agent, fat. Louis. Hl» Scloort, Was a tlttlo of. One night a young man in Divinity Hall fit Yale undertook, with a toy rifle, to hit a lamp. But bis aim was poor, and the ball passed through the window of an eminent- and venerable professor of science ancl imbedded itself in tho wall. This was the opportunity for tho professor and £or science. He, too, set to work and computed the curve, and with the exact skill of infallible figures Ho traced the ball right back to the room of an innocent colleague, who didn't even know the rifle had been fired. The unfledged minis- tor flatly denied all knowledge of the affair. But men, even ministers, have been known to make denials in self- defense, and the professor had the proof with him. There was the bullet, there were the marks of its course and there was the computation worked out. It looked as if a pulpit career was to be nipped in the bud. But the guilty student heard what was going on. He called on the professor^confessed the offense, pointed out,that the man of science was 200 feet out in his computation, and advised that tho matter be dropped right whore it was. And that was done.—Hartford Courant. Applen for the Qu«»m "Fifteen years a.go," says' The London Sketch, "an Englishman traveling in Virginia had his attention directed to the Albemarle pippin. When he had tasted the fruit he thought it so excellent that ho actually ventured to send a barrel ot AJbemarles 1 to the queen A sample was shown to hei majesty when the apples duly arrived, and she, too, found them delicious. So every year an order is sent from Windsor lo a grower on the Blue Ridge Mountains for six barrels of this particular apple from his orchards. Very carefully are the apples packed in polished barrels, with a small Union Jack and United Slates flag painted oa tho top." _ ___ An Option! rccillllirltv, The eye is tho most movable organ ,n the I'ace; yet if you hold your head fixed and try to move your eyes while watching their reflection ij. ->•; mirror you cannot do It— even tfe.:^ extent of one-thousandth o£ an ^& 0£ course if you look at the rcflfCTTon^of the nose or any other part of your face your eye must move to see it. But the strange thing is that the moment you endeavor to perceive die motion the eye is fixed. This is one of the reasons why a person's expression, as seen by Himself in .1 glass, is quite different from what it is when seen by others. Sarsaparilla ( Any Kf.rsr.pnriHa is sarsapa- riiln. True. So any tea is ten. Sonny flour is i-our. But grades differ. You --'tint />':•: best. It's so with sarsaparilh. There nre grades. You want the best. If" you understood sarsaparilla as well as you do lea and flour it would be easy to determine. The ple&sant effect and perfect safc- tv with wh^h ladios may use Synip ot Firs under all conditions, makes it oUiM'H'vnrito r<?mody. To ;,-ct the true ,-d •• -enuina article look tor the name n. V thu California Fig Syrup Company, printed near the bouom o£ th« paclt- affc For sale by all responsible druggists. _ _ Hor.se ltfe-.it Iu Paris. There are ot least MO horse-butcher shops in Paris, The first one dates from lu'.v 1. 1866. since when the consumption' has grown continuously. In 1ST' 0,034 horses were eaten in Paris; in 1878. 10,000: in 1894, 21,227; la 15JB, more than 30,000. Cut you don't. How should ? When, you are going to buy a commodity v.-hose value you don't know, you pick out an oid established house to trace will), nr.d trust their experience and reputation. Do so when buying sarsaparilla. Ayer's Sarsapariili has been, on the market 50 years. Your grandfather used Over's. It is ,. & ( a reputable medicine. There are many Saesapariltes — but only one Ayer's. It cures. .1 iftfl_ll<^lfV b*l*!t« cut*d. Kao]i fccnl ™.:ir liVrilTjL WOOI.LKV, ATUSTA, «A. W. N. U. CHICAGO. VOL. XI. NO. 38. When Answering Advertisements Kindly Mention This Paoer. Correct Hnmua 1'ropnrtlon*. Prof. Boofelt says the head, accord- ins to correct proportion, should he one-seventh o£ the body. The distance befwecn the eyes the length of the eye. The distance from the inner angle of the eye to the dividing line of the lips should measure from two and a quarter to two and a half inches. Also, that n man should weigh twenty-eight to every foot o£ his height. Hair* Cntnrrh Cure Is taken internally. Priee,jrr,c. The exportsToTcbeeee from Canada are about 1,000,000 pounds short ot last year's, while those from New VorK are about'5,500,000 pounds short. "Nancy 1 Have yon forgotten Jim?" _. _i_ — 1.1 „A .vlnTiitn inf.n lllP i snow against tho pane, and Miss Nnucy wondered vaguely if they felt unhappy because they melted BO soon. At last sho roused herselt and went into tho bedroom. Miss Abby, tired tilarly organized bicycle corps, centiy there have been numerous experiment made ia this country, both bv officers of the regular army and by tlio National Guard. Tho interest in the subject has so increased that there is no donbt that in the course of the next few years every regiment in the regular army will have its bicycle corps General Miles is an enthusiast on the subject, and in his last report recommended the organization ot a regiment of bicycle infantry. 1 have iu=t completed the organization of a, bicycle corps oE ten men at tho post, which will make extensive experiments duiin^tbo summer. The worK thaj has been laid out includes the rapid conveying of messages from Fort.Uis- «ouia to other posts several hundred miles distant, the rapid establishment The largest bible in the world is the Buddhist tripitaka.or "Three Baskets." which comprises 325 volumes arm wc-ighs 1,625 pounds. _ If the 15»»y I" Cutting Tcoth, "Nancy! jtiava you iuitjui.!,«ii «"-•_ thankful for the respite, ana going '• She gave a startled glance into his j ottly prepared her own supper eyes and a little crimson flush crept , in _ ,-,,,,,i;,vc wVnln tlm n-ind blew into'her cheeks. It reminded him of that time ho had kissed her in tho garden at the back of tho house en a& in*- uuun. vi «^w **««*-. "Who is it, Nancy ?" whispered Miss Abby from 'tho bodroom. "Do tell him ter come in and shet ttwdoor, and—I want some more fennel. "Yes, Abby," answered Miss Nancy, opening her lips with an effort. Jim Wilmot came in and closed tho door softly behind him. "Is Abby very sick?" be askoa. . "Sho hasn't walked for eix years, I answered Miss Sancy, mechanically taking some fennel out ot a dish ou the table and going into tlio bcaroorn , is it?" whispered Miss Abby OUL SULU1J, y* wjj... ~— _ lit and tlio invalid's, while tho wind blew furiously around tho little old house and fairly shook its foundation. She eat by the fire with her head on K?UU Qt*<j *-v «-«w ••-- f her hands long after her siator had eaten her supper, and being satisfied with tho evuaivo answers to her many ms, bad gone to sleep again, tho fire diud down and it grow Brux in northern Bohemia, which was pai-Cly wrecked by the moving ot a 'quicksand under the town lust year, is collapsing again. Pise's Cure for Consumption lias been a God°eud to me.-1Vm.lJ. McClollau, Chester, Florida, St-jit. ] i ,_lfr.l.'._ Cairo streets are now adorned with trolley cars. ===== HEEDLESS WOMEN. ° g "Jim Wilmot," responded her sister. ' o' Goshcn! Well, 'Jim! ." - - - , ,, -well, Who'd V thought ho d. _« turned up after all these years? JJo tell him to como in hero 'fore he goes. Jim Wilmot! Well, I never!" Miss Nancy gave n little put to the pillows, and then entered the eu- tingroom njjain. "il you'll stay to supper, you il better put your Wise and team under the shod. We haven't a hi.ved man - .-, "Thr.uk you," ho said, Shu sent him a little sly glance as ho went out of thu door. In a few minutes h« was buck uptain, but the tul'.: was a little lovcod. Ho told hev how rough the life was out Y/'cst whpu b'e IVrst -went; how, after miiny uisco'.tra.'juiiieiitu. a lMtle:.pros- •pti'-ity came to him, ami then he came 011" » visit !o his folks, who told him thut They livo-Ji tosethar at the litUe house., iiti.l. that Ahbywii'i "sickly," though thoy d I.I n't know sho v.'fts a regnlur iuviuiu. Jjlllj Hl>? iiJ," • »•*- — „,_..— y n ehiliy in the little -kitchen, so finally she too, went to her night's rest. It was very late wheu she dropped into a light sleep, and tho morning soon came. The day passed drearily. Misa Abby talked incessantly of Jim—Jim, until her sisloi- felt she should scream or go mad; but she did neither, aud was only a little more tender, a little more paticut. The night set iu with a regular snowstorm. Miss Abby declared they would i bo saowed in by morning. Tho wind blew down tha chimney with moans like an uneasy spirit. In the morning Misa Nancy was start-led by the darkness in tho little rooms. Tho wind had blown the snow in bi" drifts against the windows and door° What Miss Abby had feared i-nd como to pass, and they -were Bflowud ia. But there was no cause for worry as yet. There -was plenty of rood in V.:e pantry and wood in the •wood-box. '.Chore was no stock to suffer and somo oao would EuroJy go by before tho day was over and discover their plight. - , ,.,, i Sbo lighted a lamp and did her WOTS, Uion"h in rather a half-hearted way; and the clay passed, and no one went by, and tho snow piled up higher and , hu;Viur around tho house. noiBBuiiiis, ..ad practice rides "over long distances with blankets, rifies, rations and shelter tents. Fox Tail in the Bubj's Throat. Monday Mrs. Jack Welsh left hei sovon-months-old baby in charge ol tho older children while sho was busy, The children were out doors and while they were showing a lady something they placed the baby on the grass. A moment or two later they saw tho little one had a mouthful of loaves and took thorn away. Toward evening Mrs. Welsh observed that tha child had' something in its throat. She examined i^arofully but could not find anything. . Aboutmiduight they cecame alarmed and Mr. aad Mrs. Welsh came to town and took the little one to a ding store TJr. Wilson wan quickly called and lie examined tho throat of tha baby and tried with his lingers to remove tho obstruction. Finding that ho could not do this he used an instrument and brought forth a foxtail thnt had become stuck in tho throat. As soon as tha baby was i-clii:ved it at asleap. — Orovillo (Cal.) once i Mercury. A The bi ]»u Sjevoa est rope Ion?. g over used foi haulage purposes has just been iniulc for a district subwny in Glasgow, Scotland. It is seven miles long, fom and live-eighths inches iu circumference and weighs nearly sixty tona. li has been made in ona unjoimed nnd unspliccd length of patent crucible • ^T*I- ^ .. 1 rt f-\'-n InrtA it TIT ill -1'ni* tn jl They ray_a Sail Penalty for Their Neglect. If women only heeded first symptoms—nervousness, backache, liead- ucbe, lassitude, loss of appetite and sleep; palpitation, melancholy," blues," etc., and at once removed the cause with Lydiu E, Vegetable Compound, ther.0 would be much less suffering. But they arc 'careless, or their physician is to blaiiie, aad they drift into somo distressing female disease. The Vegetable Compound at once removes nil irregnlan- tieS of the monthly period: inlln:»- jnation, ulceration and displacement of the womb, and all female troubles. All druggists have it. Write to Mrs. Vinkham an Lynn, Jlass., if you w;s.i for advice, which she will give you free "I should not be alive to-day, if at i ],.-d not been for Lydia E. Praklmm's Vegetable Compound. I was sullerini; tri-oatly from an attack of fcr^lo weakness, and nothing T. hrul tried could give roc relief; wnen by the advice 'of a friend I begun the Corn- pound. After using it two months I was » different girl, and now at tho c-nd of six I am entirely cuT-«V-MKS. Ajraus i, Patchoffue, L. -I. i '.'A "The added pleasure of riding a Columbia is worth every dollar of the $ 100 a Columbia costs/' The supremacy of Columbias is admitted. They are Standard of the World. If you are able to pay * 100 for a bicycle, why buy any other? Foil information about Columbias and the different Models for men and women—and for children, too—is contained in the handsomest att book of the year. Free from any of our Branch Houses and Agencies or by mail for two 2-ccnt stamps. POPE MFG. CO., Hartford, Conn. n in your vicinity, let us know. All Columbia Bicyclt) «ro fitted with HARTFORD SIHCLE-TUBE TIBES U.NLttS DU11.0* 1I«fcS *« *»K« TOR. WE KfiSW HO TIRES 50 GOOD AS HftRTFOBOS. Less than a cent in fact - ^f 11 ^ 000 !^ pure Cocoa-no chemicals.-That describes Waiter Baker & Co. f s Breakfast Cocoa. . Dorchester, flass. r [ hardly knew what to make ol he,r ; she it wiu i- orm „ clo Ciydo iu its course,, and - 'hour. WALTER BAKER & CO., Limited,

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