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BEST POLISH IN THE WORLD. . NOT BE DECEIVED W,lth-Fortes, Enamels, and, Paints which •*-'" tlwhancls, injure tho iron, and burn The Rising Sun Stove Polish is IJril- Odorless, nnd Durable. Ench package [OonUbiB-sir ounces; whon moistened will k<i iwveral boxes of Past« Polish. ANNUAL SALE OF 3.OOO TONS, Hep RivaiVValentine. "1 can't wait," ho returned, "my blood's afire. I'm not a moment free from you. I'm haunted by your beauty. It is like a sweet scented flower, and 1 can't rest until I've mndo you my wife." "Don't touch mo now," shj> said hurriedly; "I agree with your proposal. To-morrow night I will co-no to tho camp, and wo need not meet in tho belfry until tha next day." "But when we aro mnrrJed wo shall go away together." "Bo reasonable and prudent," said Vida, still speaking hotly and hurriedly; "there are some things I must do. I must collect my Jewelry." "Aye, 3-our jewelry," ho said, nodding his head. b "And get some money to enable us to get away. I will write to my lawyer to-night, lie will write to mo to-morrow. On the following morning I shall havo tho money. \\ e meet at tho belfry at noon, and leave together. There, you see, I agree. In God's mercy leave mo now!" The words poured liko a torrent from her lips, and even while speaking to him, her mind, wrought to a high pitch of excitement, was seeking some loophole to escape from tho net she had cast about herself."You will not disappoint me?" he said bonding forward, with his hands working nervously. "No, no," was her reply, "as I hope to live I will do all I have promised. Go now " "One kiss, my love." "Oh, why do you stay? I can hear mv maid coming. Unless you would spoil ail you -will leave me." "I can't without a kiss," he said. "Quick then," sho said, and stseting herself for tho ordeal sho turned her cheek towards him. - — — He put his arms about her and drew her to him. Sho felt liis lips hot and dry upon hers, and it seemed as if sho had been seared by a hot iron. "One more." "Do you want to kill me?" sho asked but he was not to be denied, and again he kissed her. Then, with an exultant ... . , laugh, he darted to the window and divided the curtain. She with her mind in a whirl, had yet suflicient sense to turn down the lamp again. "Good-bye, my love," he said, kissing his flnjfur-tlps. "Good-bye," she answered faintly. He raised the blind, opened tho "window and stepped lightly out. "To-morrow night," ho said, and disappeared. She heard the rustling of the Ivy as lie de- leended. and feared to hear Mm_clKilleuged )"y one of the servantsTbuFno othersound jroke tho stillness of the night. In a few moments she breathed more free- y, and restored the room to its original condition. Then she wont ton cabinet in a cor-- icr of the room, opened a .drawer in it, and x>ok out a small dagger of .-exquisite temper and workmanship. > A.S a last resource," she murmured, "for him or inc." CHAPTER vn. A .MIDNIGHT WEDDIXO. Bnrrtolph Dimsey stole softly across tho park, and out .-red the wood that wns on its borders. Here for a few moments he paused, to dwelJ, lover-like, on the rapturous prospect before him. Ho had as good as won the woman lio adored, and who but a few days before had stood so high above him that to look at her was an net of audacity, and to speak to her to court punishment. His nature WHS strong and sensual. Tho animal was predominant in him. Despite his boasted blood lie had none of the finer Instincts that belonged to a cultivated lite. Ho knew no pleasure liko gratification of his passions, and never troubled himself how success was obtained. Kepentance for thecrlmo ho hnd been guilty 0 [ never so much as dawned in his heart. Tho germ of sorrow was not there, and could never lie developed. The only thought that troubled him'on that score, and troubled him very little, was In a torment, he was as one intoxicated, ami when ii« reached the gipsy encampment, Bluebell Dell, he reeled like one who had been drink- Ing. Around a fire were seated about a dozen men, worn tn, ami children, whom he passed by without a word, and threw himself down at IJio entrance of a low tent under which sat the old woman, lieeaie, apparently asleep. ^.Mother," lie said breathlessly. 1 Ah, is that my bnnnio boy?" saul the old woman, opening her eyes. "Well, what news — what news?' 1 ^ "I have won her," he answered hoarsely; "wo aro to' be innrried here to-morrow nitrht." "So, my bonnie boy— ah, she is beautiful," murmured the old woman." "She is a rare gem of a woman," he said; "I'd rather live with her a week, than pass a. lifetime with any other woman I know." "You have made your choice," said Hecate, holding vip a trembling finger, "so did your niotlier ))i;foro yoiL" "What do you mean? What has my mother to do with it?" he asked. "Kvil name of her union with tho house- dwcltfr," answered the old hag. "That's all nonsense; evil comes any way." lie said. "I'll take her and risk it." ".She will not dwell with us." "No niattf.-r." "Did you ask her?" "I did," lie replied with the lie ready to his lips. '-I be^eil of her to think of the love von bore me." "That was ri^iit, my bonnie boy." "JJut she would not. For a year we .shall live away, and then in some other spot far away we will come-to you." "A year is a Ion;,' time, Bardolph. I am getting old." ^ "Von will 'ive for many years," he urged, 'and you must snare rue for a year to make my life a happy one. My wife will |>riii£ beauty and money among our people." -No jrood ever name of mixing the blood," Ffiicl Hecate, rocking herself to and fro "Why could you not fall in love with ono of our own girls? they are bright and bonnie they arc bravest telling fortunes, they havo ready lingers, and you net-d not work and would never want." "Mother," he said'. "I have thiues be as tlioy aro." "Well, it shall boa'o," she said. "To-morrow night, you s;iy?" "Aye, that is the time; and ai soon as tho wcil.ling is over you must strike your touts and iiidvr: on." "It shall he done," murmured the old woman, "but I do not like it, -Evil came of your mothiT'a love for the house-dweller— evil, pvilp' H;inlr>ij,h plancod at her Impatiently, and the old woman mumbled on: "For years we prospered at nothing, disease ravaged us, the law scourged us tho house-dwellem were bitter against us, and I know who set them on. It was your faX -a cur.se on the day that wo first saw him !" heedless of all around her, BU £« row up quietly and joined the band aroiinfl the flre. Whon be gave Ills own versliftPci thif victory he had obtained, and bid lib • friends prepare for tho coming wedding,.-lRugnTer and coarse jests abounded, and the men drank and smoked far Into tha night At length all but Bardolph were asleep, and he lay In his own tent dreaming of the joyous life in store tor Mm. Ho cared nothing fot his people, and had long gJ'Own tired of old Hecato's-maunder- Ing over him, although ho had ever been careful to coi:coal his weariness.- A-new existence was open to him. "I shall have money, fine clothes, and live the life of a gentleman," he thought exultingly, "and I shall have a woman at my side that all men will long for. It will be bmvo living." It was within measurable distance; only ono day more of his present life, and then ho would be free of all the dirty miserable surroundings of his nomadic existence. For very joy ho could have leapt up and shouted his loudest. He rose enrly, and stole quietly to the shrubbery in the park, and crouching thero watched for signs of Vida at her-window, and was rewarded, after hours of waiting, by seeing her open tho laMce. Then ho went back to the gipsies' camp, but was soon out again, and so went to and fro throughout the day. JNightat lost, clear" and bright It -was dark until eight o'clock, when the moon rose and shone upon field, wood, and moor. In the cnmp all was Im-itlo and excitement. One of tho men had an old fiddle, and could use it well enough In his way. Ho could play some score jigs and lively tunes, and at an early hour began. Tho women danced with their children, and the men lay on tho turf smoking. He- qate, looking on with her bleared eyes, en- cmiraged them now and then with a croak. ..Bardolph went early to meet his bride, and walked up and down impatiently outside Gordonfells for two hours. GIo=o upon midnight, Vida, wrapped from head to foot in a cloak, came forth. "You aro late," he said. "I have been here for hours. The night has crept along." "I could not get away before," she answered, "and It wns foolish of you to come. Let us hasten away." Ho would havo takon her hand to lead her through the wood, but sho kept them wrapped up, and silently thoy-/')iurrlod on. The camp was reached, and a snout greeted them, ringing far away over tho fields. Vida threw back her clonk, and glanced nt the biind of gipsies In cold disdain. "What has to be done," she said; "let it be done quickly." li lt will soon bo over," whispered Bar- i dolph, but sho neither looked at nor answered him." Two sticks, in the form of a cross, had to )e stepped over, a blessing from Hecate to be received, and then the main ceremony was done with. Vida would havo gono then, but tho gipsies cried out for a dance. "It is a custom that ctui't be put aside," said Bardolph. "Come then!" said Vida, "Ictus dance." Tho owner of the ii delta struck up a merry Jig, and Bardolph led Vida forward. "It Is easy," ho said. "Dance how you pU-ase, only keep time." With a strange light in her eyes she be| gan, and with infinite grace trod a measure with her gipsy husband. It was a wondrous picture to the rude men and women who looked on, and they stared at her aa she glided to and fro. with her eyes fixed, not looking at them, or Bnrdolph, or anything near, but at things .seemingly far away. "I don't like it," said one of tbo turning aside. "It Is liko a dance of death," said other. And the men muttered to each other that they did not envy Bnrdolph his "luck." Even the nddlerwas affected, and presently ceased. Then Vida asked if she could leave. "I must go with you a little way," Bardolph whispered. "Why?" "They think we are leaving together. In another hour the whole camp will be on the road." "Let us go, then, in Heavon's name I" "Will you not say one word to them?" ho pleaded. "Not one," she answered. "Why should I? I marry you, not the whole tribe." With a : proud disdainful gesture she turned aside and stood waiting there while he bade his friends adieu. Not one wished him good fortune, and old Hecate moaned and wrung her hands. "You have nimleyour choice, bonnie boy," she said, "but the night is.very dark." "Mother," he said, "there is a full moon." "It will set soon, and never rise again upon us." • . And so he left her wailing. Silently he and Vida walked back through the wood until they came to the verge of tho park. There she paused and said: "We part here." "I suppose thero is nothing else to be done," he said sullenly. "Nothing else, unless you would ruin everything.". ' "Well, I wi.ll bear with it this time, and sl.ulk about all night like awild beast. You will be at the belfry by noon?" "Earlier, if I can come," she said. And ere he could realise her intention she had glided from him and way swiftly hurry- ini; on. ; "Ah well, my lady," he snid with a savage ' frown, "by-and-by I wiU square matters with you." For a-while he.kept near the spot, ana waited until hq had seen the light extinguished in her room. Then he stole quietly back to the neighborhood of tho camp. The gipsies were gone; the last warm ashes of Die fire were smouldering, ami in a few minutes would be cold. Bardolph looked at these sign's of the recent presence of his friends, and a sense of loneliness and desolation lay heavy on his heart. "We havo partrd," ho said, "not for a year, but for ever." And with his head bent low ho walked •lowly from the dell. — -,--,,'np he saw the _^ chamber working to and fro oat.I women, an- "It Isn't Sunday." . And then it occurred to Him that cnly v <>n« belLwa* going, and that there were g»p« between each solemn note'.--f - •A.-. . ~ •,;'~-^:Jl. The dread truth flashed-iipon bellrlnge'r waa tolling for t>o dead. "This Is some prank of hers," he muttered; "she thinks to drive -me away, bufc-iyi stop till sho comes." - : -— — —--;—, Ho -fiercely thrust his fingers Into hlsears, and then only partially smothered the solemn sound. Boom I boom! It was horrible. Then suddenly it stopped, and another bell in quicker time tolled out the age of the dead person, whoever it may havo been. Bardolph knew what it meant, and counted the notes. Twenty-six In all. "That's iny nge," he gasped; "the fiends seize her! I know It is some trick. I'll not go." And though quaking in every limb he kept there until tho sounds ceased. Then he heard the church-door close, and peering cautiously through one of the openings saw the old beliringer walk slowly down tho path, refreshing himself with a pinch of snuff as he went. The sight of the old man was reassuring. "I've been a fool," muttered Bardolph; "it was mere chance that led him to* toll for another to-day. But anyway, I don't want to hear that bell again." He filled his pipe^ lit, it, and began to smoke. In a little while the church clock Btruek ten. In two hours more Vida ought to be there. . "Tho time will soon pass," he said? and leant back contentedly against the wall. Vida was more than punctual. Barely hart, the clock struck tlic succeeding hour when the rustle of her dress was heard on the stairs. Bnrdolph got hurriedly upon hig feet, and thrust his pipe into hts pocket. "She's not deceived me," he said, and his eyes lighted up with the fierce'lire o£ passion. She entered the belfry with a slow timid step, and he saw by her face that she had passed the vigils of the night sleeplessly and wearily. But she was calm and quiet. "You are here early," she snid. "I came as soon as the sun rose," he answered. "That WAS wise," she said. "But did I not hear a bell tolling?" "Yes, confound It!" he growled, "and if you had heard the boom of it in this place it would have made you shiver as it did me," "Very likely. Now you see that I am true to my tryst," Vida said, "but I have yet another proposal to make. We cannot leave iiere together." "Wo must do so"" her said; "I will" have' no more partings." "Do yon court discovery?" she asked. "I have been obliged to plead a visit to friends in to\vu nnd what not to get away"—this was a falsehood, she "had pleaded nothing, nor named her journey; "and if I were seen with you, what would be said?" "Who can say anything?" lie asked, "Mr. Moore, for instance. Seo there?" She pointed through the narrow slit, and Bardolph turned round expecting to see her uncle, without. Tho moment his back wns to her she swiftly drew her hand from under her cloak. The white tapered fingers clasped the jeweled hilt of the dagger, and with fierce nervous force sho drove home the glittering blade. A sharp cry rang from bis lips, nnd staggering forward, he fell ngainst the stone wall. "A blow for every kiss you gave me," she hissed, nnd again the weapon wjis driven home. Blind with pain and-terror he'fell, his hands fruitlessly seeking something to grasp on the wall. When on the floor ho rolled lay" itpoh his back helpless am' chosen; let n,«K < that she would E o on mualng for hour* CHAPTER VIIT. TUP, AIM'OINTMENT KEPT. But for a superstitious dread, Bardolph Dimsey wiiUf have gone straight to the belfry and lay down there to wait, but ho knew -of the ghost-story attached to that sombre chamber, arid dared notpo. During the darkness -he wandered about tho woods, uml :is soon as there was nny iiicht In the ,sky ho hurried , to »hc chnrch- •yard/and after a careful look .round, opened the door, and ascended the'dark'winding flight of stairs. Reaching the chamber, he found there was light enough coining through tho narrow silts In the wall to dispel superstitious fears. Ho was tired and almost worn out. Sleep was an absolute necessity.for him, and lying down In the warmest corner, ho curled himself up like a doz and slept But ere nn hour elapsed ho was awakened by the boom of the deepest sounding bell, over, and dyimr. "You hag-!" he hissed. "You hound," Klie answered, "lo think: that ever I should bo a -wife to you! A blow for every kiss, I say!" He raised his arms feebly to ward off tho blow, but with unerring nini'sho "thrust tlio dagger into his breast. "The curse of a dying man cling to you," he said in a tone that was like the hiss of a serpent. These wens'his Inst words. A dreadful pallor overspread his face; he made an effort to raise himself, fell back heavllv and lay still. Vida stood beside him for a minute or so, waiting for some sign of life, and seeing none knelt down and scanned his face closc- 13'. Then she put her hand upon his heart, and found no beating there. "Dead," she said softly. Rising, she glanced round tho chamber, and, as if appealing to an invisible spectator, said: "He sought death, and he 1ms found It. Am I (o blame?" Calm and resolute, she wiped the dagger on the Inppel of the dead mail's coat, find backed slowly to the door. She could not turn hor back upon him. A fear that she knew wns foolish, but not to be put aside, led her to keep her face ta him to tho last. In the doorway she paused again, and waited to see if there was the least fluttering of life. It was a needless precaution. Tho spirit of Bnrdolph Dimsoy had been rudely severed from its tenement of clay, and he would sin on earth no more. With marvellous composure sho descended the dark staircase anil entered the churchyard, where she paused for a time to road the tombstones that toid so much of the virtues of men unrecognised while they lived. Once sho was induced to look up at the tower, half fearing to seo the-face, of Bardolph at the casement. It was her only moment of real weakness through tho whole dark business, and she shook it off as quickly as It came. An hour Inter she wan at luncheon with her friends at Gordonfells. Them was an addition to the family circle, Kennrd had come home, and he and Vida were very great friends. He was amazed and troubled at tho mysterious disappearance of Basil, but the sorrow,"was not so deep that it prevented him from chatting gaily with his old playmate. ' And Vtda hari never been in better spirits In her life, and her laughter was like a peal of silver bells. It was strange that she could bo merry, but then, you seo, sho had rid herself of a great burden, and nil went well with her. Was not.Basil dead nnd buried, tho gipsies gone, and her tool, wicked Bardolph Dim- soy, lying Mill-in a plnce that might not bo visited for years to conic'.' 'And even • suppose he were discovered, who would suspect Ivpr?. .•••'... ''.'. ; The flight of the gipsies would : fasten the deed upon them, and who would believe any mad story they choao to left? Yes, all went well, and It was a good time to be merry- Therefore sho laughed, and Jested, and flirted with Kenard, and they had a very pleasant time together. (To bo Continued.) o The town of Forsyth, Mo., ia flftj year* old and never had a ohuroh. Bring;* It Horn* In Triumph Soarei HJ« Wife. here, my dear," said Mr. Tim mins, as ho led a huge and shaggv dog into bis -wife's room, "live g-oi a dog » friend of mine g-ave me. What do yoi think of him?" "-"§00*17 gracious!" exclaimed. Mrs Tbnrains, mounting- a chair in dismay "la he mad?" "No, Mrs. Timmins," retorted hei husband, "he not only is not mad, bui he isn't a step-ladder either, nor a bird's-eye view. He's a dog,ai»d if you don't get down out of that chair he'll probably bite your leg- off." Mrs. Timmins got down on her feet ;ind eyed the brute with some trepida tion. "Maybe he's got the hydrophobia,' she suggested by way of a hearty welcome. "P'raps he lias," agreed Mr. Timmins, "but if ho has he's got it in his pocket Come here, dog-gee, dog-gee," and Mr. Timmins snapped hia ringers persuasively. ** "Why does'nt he como when you call him.?" asked Mrs. Timmins, deeply interested in his proceedings. * "Because you make such a noise yor, scare, htm," explained Mr. Timmina "Come, doggee, doggee!" "I don't quite like, the way his tongu* bangs out," objected Mrs. Timmins "It doesn't look natural. " "Maybe you don't like the way hia tail hangs out, either. P'raps you think that artificial, too. With your information uboirt dog's you only need a tiled floor and a broken hinge to be a dog-pound. Keep quiet,, now, while I teach him some tricks. - Come here, doggee! Sit up, sir." The dog stretched out ~ his~~forelegs, opened a mouth like a folding bed, and growled. f "What makes him do that?" asked Mrs. TimminH, sitting on the back oi the chair with her feet on the seat. "_Why?" shrieked Mr. Timmins. "What do jou suppose made him do it? Do you think he works on a wire; Have you got a notion.that h& goes—by steam? He doesn't. I tell you he's nlive, and he does it because that's tho bent of his mind. What are you sitting up there for? Can't you see he. doesn't like it? A T ow you sit still. Here, dog- gee, doggee, good doggee, sit up and bog!" and Mr. Timmins held tip an admonitory finger. up ) Only On» Ciuti Left. ••;.. Consumer — My goodness! Co«l- again. What's tho cause this Another combine? Dealer— Ob, no, sir, no combine, assure you. Railroad blockade? No. Everything running. No strike? Not that I've heard of. . Excessive demand, perhaps? No, nothing extra. Failure of supply, possibly? Haven't beard of any. Humph! If coal has gone up - ag-ainj there must be somo cause; What keep» prices rising now? I really don't know, sir. Guess it must bo habit, that's all. - * • » — .— - . Merely Threw It Back. Teacher— Why did you hit JohnnJ Smartt with a frozen snowball thii morning? Bad Soy — It was tho same 'ball ha threw at me. I threw it back. Teacher — That alters tbo case. Q<j to your seat. Good Boy (at recess)— -Did Johnn^ Smartt hurt you when Ke threw triat ball at you? Bad Boy— No. That was yesterdav, an' it wasn't frozen then. I took "il homo and froze it. Nemesis. Little Brother—If you mock anybody that stutters, you will become a stut-_ terer yourself. Little Sister—Will I? Yes, you will; and if you mock anybody that limps you'll get lame, 'cause that s punishment. Then I guess that's why ladies has to begin wearin' hoop skirts. They.'« been laughin' at folks that ueed'-to wear them. talking, I a picca The. dog eyed Mr. Timmins with anything- but an assuring glance. "He's hungry," suggested Mrs. Timmins. "Dogs do like that whon they want to be taken down in the yard and fed." "Of course you know," grumbled Mr, TiinmiDS. .."All you want, is perfect ignorance on the part of the police to be a dog-fight, (.lot anything in the house for him to eat 1 .'" "There's some cold stew and of custard." "That's it!" raved MY. Timmins. "That's what's Hie matter with the dog-. He wants custard. You've got it. You only need a committee aud n fight over^the proceeds to l>e a dog show. Where's, the custard? Haven't you got some cold coffee? (iivc htm a lemon to stay his stomacih!" and Mr. Timmins jumped straight up inta the air and landed on the dog. The dog made for the open air with a howl, and Mr. Timmins gathered himself up and looked after his prize. "Never rpind, my clear," said Mrs, Timmins soothingly. "!]>;] I coma" back." "If he docs I'll kill him!" shouted Mr. Timmjna. ".See what you've done! You've made me lose my dog and tear my trousers. Is there anything- more about dogs you don't know? Have you got any more intelligence to impart nhout dogs? All you want is a bucket of brandy round your neck and n snowstorm to be a mon k of St. Bernard." With which logical conclusion Mr. nmrnins began exploring hia outlying districts for possible bites, while big wife speculated upon the salvation of the cold stew and the custard b'y tbo sudden nnd eminently satisfactory disappearance of the tlog-.—Chicago Inter Ocean. It Has a Use. Mrs. De "Fashion—No use will have to get a crinoline. Husband—Huh! What earthly use-ia a crinoline? It spreads the skirt out and Ireeps it from dragging in the mud. .-. . G °9 d lands! Makeitbeflkirta-' if you don't want them to drag. The ic^a! Then they wouldn't cost enough-io be respectable. " ".;; Willing to tfelp. Teacher—In this Columbus year I want every boy to try to do something to show his patriotism. Can you think of any noble, act which would be apprBprrate. Bright Boy—Yes'm, I^an. Teacher—That is encouraging-. Well, Willie, what would you do? Bright Boy—Please, mn,'am s I'll. --Heir .the Colximbus stamps for you. •»• •_^ Worth a Dollar. Mrs Hayseed—Did ye send 31 to thai man that advertised a sure and^easj \% f ay to make money? Mr. n.— I did. Wot does be say? He writes, "Kent a lot of rooms in z new world's fair hotel, cash in advance,— and don't build the hotel." —Thero were 2,44* railroad'accidents In tins country in 1892; 790 persona wer« killed and 2,085 injured. . - ,-••»«> How's This! We offer Ono Hundred Dollars Howard for any case of Catarch that cannot ba cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. S\ J. CHENEY &CO., Props., Toledo, O, We, tho undersig-ned, have known P. J, Cheney-far -tho-ln-st fifteen years, nnd be* lieve him perfectly honorable in nil business transactions nnd financially ivbletd carry out any obligation made by thei* firm. WEST & TIUJAX, Wholesale Drug-gists, Wholesale Famous Desks in Senate Chamber. It so happens that Mr. Blnine's old desk in tho senate is now occupied by Senator Hale, who was one of tiio dead statesman'B closest friends. This dosk, liko'many others in the senate, is now famous. Take tlio desk of Senator CockrelJ. for instance. It usod to be the desk at'which Jeff Davis sat when lie represented Mississippi in the senate from 1848 to 1851. Taring tlic wnr some of the soldiers quartered in the capitol learned this fact and they nuule a raid upon it with their bayonets. They wore attempting Co demolish it when nn ofliccr of the senate hurried to its rescue. "What are you doing?" lie asked ot the nngry militiamen. "Breaking up Jeff Davis 1 desk," they '.answered, as they made another slab with their bnyonotfl. I "It is not Jeff Davis 1 desk," was the answer. "It is tho property of the government,.and if you don't stop fl—d quick yo'ii will go to jail." " Thou tho soldicrs^ceaaed, but today tho ugly holes 'made by tlio bayonets in the polished mahogany toH a mute •but. eloquent,- story 'of tho passions ot 1861. — Washington Post. Fdollli Drsoonmu. .'fudge (to woman arrested for shoplifting): "Whon did you beg-In thit sort of thing?" Woman (weeping): "I began by picking my husband'* pockets at night while he was asleep. Then tho descent was easy."—N. Y- Prcsa. Toledo, O. WALTJTX-O, Kixx x>? & J Drug-c-ists, Toledo. O. Hall's Catarrh Curo is taken inteVnally. acting dh-ectly on the blood and rnucouf surfaces of the system. Price 7f»o pet- bob tie. Sold by all Druggists. Testimonial free. —There aro twenty-two 'revohitionarj widows still drawing- pensions. — Tha first temperance society was op ganized la Saratoga, N. Y.« in 1808. - *-»-~»- - > —The tfreatest cataract and the 'hig-hesl trees in the_world ;u'c American. A "RUN, DOWN" and " used-up" feeling U the first warning thai your liver isn't doing Its work. And, with u torpid livor and th» • impure blood that follows it, yau'ro an east prey to all sorts of ail incuts. That is tho, timo ta tako Dr. Plerco's Golden Medicul IJiscovery. Ai ' an appetizing, roatora. two tonic, to repel disease and build up thi needed flesh and strength, there's nothing toj equal it. It rouses every organ into healthful action, purifies and enriches the blood, braces up the whole system, and restorw health 'and vigor. For every diseaao caused by a disordered hvcr or impuro blood, it IB the only ffitaran- teed remedy. If it doesn't benefit; or euro, i& every case, you havo your money back. $500 is offered, by the proprietors bl Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy, for an incurable cnae of Catarrh. Their remedy perfectly nnd permanently cures ths worst cases. . Young Mothers! Wo Offer You a Remedy which Insure* Safety to Life of Mother and Child* " MOTHER'S FRIEND " Robt Confinement of <ta fain, Horror andJKitk. .' n "« : «pt<> ook to JIotlier»ra»ll«(i fro«. EGULATOR CO., ATLANTA, GA, BOU> BY ALL DUTJaoiSTa. THE LATEST SENSATION ' «r-» lr r-laj JHK Curd* co OB intiiw ol M CardH rlz : Kin* (in™*. JRC); and Spol On the face i\f. each Card, in IWifuraotiectfit lmr*. ww-o/.M^ft difrerlnfffatlo^fo ari State Saiiatno^of tlttWorW* Fair. maVlni t most bountiful -md nnlnuo Deck of Playinje 0»r avorputon the m»rkct-t\io beat-nolHinf novoltrre Di-odiiced. Agents w.nttd Sunpl,, nSolt. so cintm Specialty Publ'ng Co.. 101 H. U(ilit«d at., ClilSUo IK $40,000,000 J by Ihs Belt TelephoneTttont In TM . ?.* r be Tulnnbla. Yon ihould tjrni Addr*«a lor tall and Intelligent *di *• W. W. DUm.K* A'X.'O J T<m» Mmttt* UUt D-fl,

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