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HER ATONEMENT. By OABO - LOTJISE OLAB - C, tCopyriffht by American Press Association.! ( Conclitwion ) "No," ho was saying, "the Lord don't - confide in me very muchas to his calculations for iny future. Ho is the uon - com - mi t tales t upon that subject of any one I've tackled for advice. P'raps I ought to been more self atraejjatir. and stayed on at the place and learned cobblin'. Or," he added, with a sigh; "if ostle I must, I will 'ostle to the point of martyr dom. Prudence having no objections to offer he was silent for awhile, but soon a remark from her brought out the startling declaration that "Brother Milford is a powerful exiounder but when it comes to devotion, to downright consecration Brother Tombs can knock the daylight on ten him. Katherine laughed aloud in spite of herself. "Are you there, mamma?" asked Star. "See the big red light over at North End. Is it a fire? What is it, mamma? At this John Pidgin sprang up with a startled look. There began to be steps in the street and horses feet and wagons. men hurrying by, with now and then a hasty word to each other Boutbwick people in haste for once. "The warehouses, the flouring mills. "The Methodist church." "St. Luke's hospital," they heard at intervals. Ah! how Katheri - .es heart stopped beating. St. Luke's hospital! If Dr. Van Dnyn should be there! He was always there. If he should be hurt! Alack, she who had so cruelly hurt him now cried to heaven for his safety. What a choking feeling in her throat at thought of his danger. In a flash she saw what life would be without him; to have him never again for physician, for friend oh, for something more than friend; for at that moment, and as never before, strong, overmastering love for John Van Duyn, the noble, self sacrific ing man so strong, so gentle, so patient, swept over her, flooding her heart like . mighty torrent against which she was powerless. She knew then that she had never before known love. In all the world he was the one to whom her whole being turned. Her heart lay in his hand as a jewel to be cherished, or a worthless pebble to be spumed and flung away. Hot tears sprang to her eyes tears of joy, tears of contrition, of alarm, of many mingled emotions. She hardly knew when or how she got into the light wagon with John Pidgin, to speed along over the dark road, lit only by the fitful red light of the increasing names. On reaching North End they stopped at the school house steps, where with many others they could look down on the red docks and the flaming warehouses now given up for lost. The church and the hospital might perchance be saved. Two women under one light shawl stood near Katherine watching the progress of the fire and recounting the scenes in the street below. "There goes a load of flour barrels and some pews from the Methodist church." "There's the organ and the ten commandments," said the second speaker, "and a covered carriage hospital patients, I shouldn't wonder." "Oh, see!" said the taller woman, with a rasping voice; "there's Dr. Van Duyn in his two wheeler. G - uess ho's carrying of! that pretty little nurse Miss What's - er - NaineV" "Miss Stauffer Angela Stauffer. Foreigner, I reckon. They do say she is going to marry Dr. Van Duyn. Hope sb is worth him." "Looks like they're savin the church, don't it?" How odious those women wore in their coarse comments! How chill the night was growing. How the flames, now getting under control, seemed like the fires of the under world consuming all that was bright and beautiful in this world that had once been fair. A glance into the street below confirmed to Katharine Weatherly's eyes the talk of the gossiping women. She caught one glimise of the fleet horse, flying wheels and a familiar figure, supporting on his arm an almost prostrate form. The red light was on everything, on that strong face which, turning for a moment with a quick gesture to look back at the fire, revealed to Katherine the well known features, the bushy brows almost she fancied she could discover the kindly but reproachful eyes, which now would probably never again look into hers. Angela Stauffer she had forgotten the - very name until thus rudely recalled to lier. Van Duyn hd spoken of her more than once, had remarked upon her name Angela. "A veritable angel she is," he had said at one time; "so the patients think. She sings to them in the twilight when they are able to listen." At another time he said : "Little Angela, the nurse, has the voice of an angel. Last night she sang something like this: Sleep, dear one, sleep, and well for thee ucb rest is thine. The tote to walk life desolate .Alone Jjh mine. Twas pathetic. She has the heartache, I'm sure, or she couldn't sing so." How Katherine recalled every word, branded upon her heart now as by fire. "Let us go home, John," she said, "itis all over;" and as they took their homeward way in the fading light of the dying flames she felt that the light had gone out of her life as well, leaving only darkness through the coming days. That light so kindly, so benignant her own band had rudely quenched. Angela Stauffer! Angela Stauffer! How the name rang in her ears. She woke at midnight from a vivid dream of a young girl, her brown bound with a wreath ot flame, singing with the "voice of an angel": The fate to walk life desolate Alone is mine. Summer advanced with ardor, waxed and waned. The cool of the year drew on apace. The groves about Fernwood turned from emerald to ruby and garnet, then sobered down to dull topaz. Katherine was much out of doors with Star, who had not been well through the summer. Twice had he lain very low. She had called Dr. McNeil, the old Scotch physician, from Sou thwick. Not in pride, not in revenge had she called in the new and forsaken the old. Katherine was very humble now. Her past was ever before her, sometimes to accuse and reproach, always to humble and soften her. No one would call her proud now nor haughty. But she had called Dr. McNeil in order to spare herself and out of pity to herself. "I cannot endure to see what I have lost," she thought; "that might have leen mine, but which, now belongs to another." She did not know that by so doing she was wounding yet more that true heart - which was trying to believe that Katharine Weatherly would never more be aught to him; that by rejecting his help which she bad promised never to do she nad cast away forever all thought of him. On one of these fall mornings, as she walked the wood paths with Star, gath ering the few late wildflowers, John Pidgin came through the grove, market basket in hand, on his return from "relic huntinV as he termed his marketing, in his contempt for northern grown garden stuff. "As purty as a pictur ! he ex claimed aloud as his appreciative eyes caught sight of the beautiful mistress of Fernwood, her lilac gown dropping down in long folds from beneath a little shoulder wrap very soft and white and cling ing. " Her crown of snow white hair ah, white now as the driven snow her dark brows and darker eyes, the fluttering pink of her cheek, formed a picture indeed, so quaintly sweet, so poetic one might fancy she had stepped down from an old bit of Dresden china into the midst of the dry autumn wood and the dying year. Little Star at her side was very like his mother in feature, the same straight brows and brilliant eyes. His dark coat and scarlet cap were in pretty contrast to Katharine's garments so dainty and ethereal in coloring. John Pidgin's admiration of "the Missus" was unbounded. He had stood patiently for hours, and sat uncomplainingly on a relentless wooden chair for many a half day while Katherine made various charcoal attitudes and oil stud ies of him. His plain but honest face hung in the Loan exhibition at North End for the benefit of St. Luke's hos pital and the mission to Kamapatam, the study being chosen rather for its vigorous execution than for any ideal qualities m the subject. "I heard tell some news over to North End, Miss Katherine," began John in his drawling voice. "The Methodist minister is welcomin' his seventh daughter (Bible number) and both the nusses are leavm St. Luke's today. Miss Loomis is goin to polish up at a tunior - and - cancer hos pital in New York, and little Miss Stuf fer is gom home to get married." Katherine bent low over a clump of goldenrod, her whitening face deep in the feathery blooms. "She has a purty face, little Miss Stuffer, and they'll miss her voice in the choir come Christmas and Caster," continued John. Still no response. ' Wonder how the cowboys and ranch ers will appreciate her singin' Te Deums and such," John chuckled with a sense of his superior culture. "She's goln' to live on the frontier, you know." Katherine turned like a statue on its pedestal. "Whom does she marry, John?" "Oh, some blood relation or other, uncle or cousin, they Bay. That s con trary to Church o' England doctoring. Miss Stuffer 'pears middlin' pious, too. I reckon she must have skipped the last pages of the prayer book. Torn out, per haps." But Katherine had fled the place. "What ails your mother, Star, boy? I think she's took with a chill or a fain tin spell. She looked so scared like, and as white as this celery stick that's been underground for months and just come to the light o any. J - et s go in and see. CHAPTER HI. Oh, Dr. Van tfn,' she crteff; lJ have been so orc - so unjust." The November chill was in the air. A cold rain was falling quietly, except when irritated by a restless wind which listed to blow occasionally on Son thwick and anon at North End with perfect impartiality. Dr. Van Duyn, wrapped in his heavy mink coat as in midwinter, came hurriedly down his office steps for a ten mile drive. A man of powerful phy - siqus, sturdy health and correspondingly sturdy spirits, he yet contemplated this long wet journey with positive dread. Life had become drear and uninteresting to this man himself so gloriously endowed with all that makes life interesting to others. His ambition teemed paralyzed, hope benumbed. He looked forward to the future as something ' perhaps endurable because perforce incurable. As he stood at his horse's head on thif wet night drawing on his gloves John Pidgin appeared suddenly around the corner, 'driving in haste. He crossed oyer to the doctor. "Juicy evening, sir," said John, touch ing his hat, and without another word he laid a little white note mto the doctor's ungloved hand and was gone, Van Duyn did not go into the country that night. 'Twas only case of chronic rheumatism ag gravated by the. weather. The weather and the rheumatism would be better tomorrow. He went back into the office. Katherine's little missive next his heart. He lighted the room deliberately, removed his heavy coat and sat down by the fare. 'This is all a happy delusion," he said; let it last awhile." But after a little he took out Katherine's note. Could it be true, actually a word frorn her who had been so long dead to him. He read it at last: Dr. Van Ditto: I believe I am 111. I know I am Tery lonely and desolate, la there no panacea foi such a disorder, or is it perhaps fatal ? Will you come to Fernwood? Kathbrink Later, as ho came in out of the black, unfriendly night, out of the chill and sleet into the glow and. warmth and bright? ness of the little library at Fernwood, he seemed to leave behind him all the old cheerless life, with its burden of longing and "hope deferred." Katherine in her soft gray gown, with a mass of deep red chrysanthemums in her belt, was mors beautiful than ever. As John Van Duyn looked into that lovely face, so pure and pale, there was an expression there that he had never marked before. In the droop of the eyelids and the sweep of the lashes there was a suggestion of melancholy which moved him deeply. Had he been unkind? had he added aught to her burden of life? He tried to review the past year. Had he been unforgiving where he should have been friendly? almost vindictive at times when he should always have trusted her? Occupied thus in retrospection and self accusation he had no word to say. Long he stood gaz - td - tU ID - A TTiY, nrnMHEtS .AJSTTD DISPATCH, ZEZKLAJTDlZISrG - , IE3 A. ing into the open fire, self reproachful to be sure, but, ah, so happy and content to be with her again. "Ah!" thought Katherine, "why can he not speak to me? Why can he not say something beyond a mere 'Good evening?" There is the weather at least. Is he so estranged that he cannot even inquire for my health, as any acquaint ance would dor Her pride rose within her. Why had she sent for him? Why did he not the delicacy cf her position and come to her rescue by word or look even? All at once it became extremely difficult, even absurd, for her to tell him that he had grown very dear to her; to tell him that she had mistaken her own heart; that there was nothing there but deepest regard for him aye, love, strong and un changing. It was impossible to tell him. as he stood there so absorbed in thought, so unresponsive, that she could never live without him. And then the cold thought came over her, "What if he cares for another that I know not of, and I have written him to come to me; that I am lonely and desolate?" Pride and self respect became rampant. "He shall not glory m my humiliation: he shall never know that I care for him," and then, feeling as though she were dancing on the ruins of her own heart. she said lightly, with a pretty toss of her silver head, "Oh, doctor, that is a grand pose I Nestor, or one of the Greek gods Hercules, perhaps or an Amazon. Let me get my charcoals and do you in black ana wmte. xieaa siigntiy more to the left, chiu a little up. Oh, doctor, you've spoiled it! - Now you are Mephisto with the red light on your face. What is new at North End?" she hurried on. "John Pidgin heard from his home in the south today that it was middlin' measly and mumpy down there, with considerable chicken pops. It is not so bad at JNorth Knd. I hone." Not a word from the great dark man standing now with his back to the tire and looking down at her with an expression in those deep eyes hard to fathom, an expression of surprise, of disapproval, she fancied; of pity, perchance. "What is the news from the hospital?" she hastened on, "and weren't they sorry to lose the pretty Angela, and does she still sing 'I alone am desolate,' or words to that effect?" Now he roused himself. "No, child, she does not, because it would not be true. She would not be the only one who is 'lonely and deso late. " The disapprovincr eves burned and stung her. Bounding to her feet she stood like some wild thing at bay. "Dr. Van Duyn," she panted, "Dr. Van Duyn, you are cruel, you are merciless to throw mv own words at me sol You, whom people call humane! How could I ever think you were kind or tender? You are well qualified to be a surgeon; you could cut one s neart out without a tremor of pity or remorse. You you" and bursting into a torrent of tears she sank down on the low divan in the far thest corner of the room. He did not cro to her at once. John Van Duyn was a deliberate man, a man of few mistakes, act - only upon forethought and con viction, and then earning that conviction in his very tread. When Katherine's hottest tears were shed, when the rain and resentment had all died out, Van Duyn went over to her. He sat down by her side, and talcing first one hand and then the other in his own he gradually arew ner to nimseir. Child," he said, so tenderly, vet so earnestly, "child, let me say this do not resent it, I beg of you; but you are lonelv, you are desolate, perhaps you are ill. You said so, I have come to Fernwood, as you bade me. I have come to you. No. do not draw awav. I have said I should never ask for you again, but oh, child, I want you - I want you!" As he drew her closer he looked into her dark eyes for the answer to his unasked question. "Oh, Dr. Van Dnvn," she cried: I have been so cruel so unjust. I have asked help and counsel from others when I wanted you. Not in pride or resentment, but because I did not understand. I I misconstrued some thinurs. Jf I can ever atone" ''Child, he said so tenderlv. drawing that fair head very close to his heart, give me yourself to be my very own. Then shall you be your own atonement." THE END. Prominent in Honduras. San Jose, July 10. The postmaster gen eral cf Honduras, Mr. Bertie Cecil, la a young American. He went there three or four years ago to assume charge of the tel egraphic and telephonic system of the en tire republic. JLSeing an energetic young fellow, as well as an admirable electrician, his success was immediate, and the appre - I piative government thought it well to place j him also at the head of the post on ice department. Another important foreisrner. and after the president perhaps the most mportant person in the country, is Dr. Reinhold Pritzgartner, editor of Honduras Progress, a valuable little Knglish paper published at Tegucigalpa. This Is a man with an eventful life; Prussian born, graduate of Freiburg and Stuttgart universities, and serving in the Franco - Prussian war before he was 30. A little later he came to America and engaged in scientific work. .Besides being editor, he is also government geologist and inspector general of mines. Nearly all the latest valuable sci entific discoveries in Honduras have been made by him almost unaided. As a supe rior linguist Dr. Fritzgartner's services are continually in demand to interpret and ex plain, lie is besides tho best informed person as to the country's natural resources in all the republic, as well as the most truthful and disinterested. The Knglish Complexion. The "fair English face" is charminsr. Knglish girls, as a rule, have lovely complexions. As they grow older the roses are apt to turn to peonies and the lilies vanish, but while they last they are beautiful. "It is the climate, you know,' said an American woman, sallow and brown, a not unusual type. "I am going to stay over here a year for my complexion," and she spoko as though she really thought that a year of Knglish air and London fog would change her skin. The English woman, 'decent," "respectable" and thence up, is as daintily clean as a lily. She regards her daily bath as a necessity, and would almost as soon dispense with her breakfast. A basin of water, a suontre and a coimle of towels is all the equipment she requires. buc every icu oc ner skin is fairly polished with healthy friction, liut not even the Italian lazzaroiii are dirtier than the low class English woman. She wean no linen. and looks as though she never touched v - ater. The very violets which a Ixmdoii nower gin sens smell 01 gin and dirt. fleets ror carvers are jrotten uo in fanci ful designs; one has the bar on the backs of two tortoises; another carries it between stags' horns, a third shows it held in the mouths of two dogs. - Jewelers' Circular. HINTS TO HOUSEKEEPERS. The surest way to have clear lellv is to let the juice drain through a flannel bag, without squeezing it. After taking cake from the oven let It remain in the pan about five minutes! it will then come out easily without breaking. Keep a little beeswax tied ud In a cloth to rub your flatirous with, and you will find that even a white shirt to be done up will soca become a pleasant work. The best whitewash for a cellar is made of lime and water only. The addition of other things binders the purpose of keeping the cellar pure and healthful. If one wishes to cool a hot dish in a hurry it will be found that if the dish be nlaced in a vessel full of cold, salty water, it will cool far mora rapidly than if stood in water ree from aalaw THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH. Something A boa Tho AtUnUc'a Retiring Editor. Special Correspondence. f Bostok, July 22. Mr. Thomas Bailey Aid rich, who has recently been succeeded by Mr. Scudder as editor of The Atlantic, had one of the most beautiful homes Imaginable at 8 Mount Vernon street, Boston. I had the pleasure of calling upon him there not long since, and was ushered into the lare, old fashioned, roomy parlor, up one flight of broad stairs, the poet's favorite study being on the first floor, near the entrance. One could not be more charmed in any place than upon entering this beautiful large double parlor. The very spirit of refinement was everywhere manifest. The mantel in each room first attracted and strongly riveted attention, each bearing a large altar piece of gold, and all at once the visitor found his fancy wandering across the sea to their ancient home and forming solemn pictures of cavaliers, monks, maids, princes and peasants who had often made their weary pilgrimages to the shrine of which these had formed a part. The windows, too, were all in keeping with the sanctuary, being similar to the elegantly colored windows ordinarily seen in churches. Books were laid about in great profusion almost everywhere, yet not at all with that seeming negligence so often apparent in the homes of book lovers, and more esecially maters of books. A volume of Holmes' poems lay upon a table. I took it up, opened it and found upon the fly leaf an autograph inscription to "my esteemed friend, Thomas Bailey Aldrich, with the sincere regards of the author." A splendid large volume bound in the best morocco lay beside it. X took it up, unfixed the hasps which clasped it and found that it was a copy of "The Poems of Thomas Bailey Aldrich," and on the fly leaf found that this beautiful volume which, by the way, was illustrated by members of the Boston Paint and Clay club, was presented by him to his wife, in the following lines: Take them and keep them. Who can tell t Some day, dear, (Though they be withered Flower and thorn and blossom) Held for an instant Up 'Kainst thy bosom They uitht make December Seem to thee like Hay. dear I To my wife Lilian, after seventeen happy years with her. Nov. 28, 1882. Upon the next blank sheet was written In the same small but remarkably plain handwriting of Mr. Aldrich the following very pretty verse: Two things there are with memory will abide Whatever else befall while life flows by: That soft, cold hand touch at the altar side: The thrill that shook you at your ch ild's first cry. June 15, 18W4. j. p. a A Story He Couldn't Use. New York, July 22. It has no doubt been a source of wonder to thousands of after dinner listeners where Chauncey M. Depew got all his fresh and original stories. His supply of humorous anecdotes has been practically inexhaustible for many years, and it has seemed almost impossible that one small head could create all the yarns he knew. The other day ex - Post master James met the railroad fahladeen and said to him: "Mr. Depew, where do you get all your stories?" "I have got a most valuable and far reaching lot of correspondents in all parts or tne country," replied. Air. JJepew. "Scarcely a mail arrives but brines a yarn of some kind. Most of these stories are poor, some improper and many flat. But mingled with the chair are a few grains of wheat. Sometimes I cannot use a storv. even when it is a yard wide, all wool and warranted not to fade, because it has a personal application. For in stance, in this morning's mail I received a capital thing. It appears that in a small town in Nebraska the corpse of an un known man, reputed to be the father of a wealthy citizen, was found. The citizen was sent for to identify the remains. In lifting the head of the dead man his jaw fell and a set of false teeth rolled out upon the floor of the morgue. The citizen, much relieved, exclaimed, 'That's not my father; he never had false teeth.' The citizen went away, leaving the undertaker to readjust the teeth. As he placed the rxrw useless grinders in position he shook his fist in the face of the dead man and ex claimed angrily, If you'd a k no wed enougli to keep your mouth shut you'd had an honorable funeral.' Of course I felt obliged to my correspondent, but" looking pathetically at Mr. James "upon what occasion can I use such a story as this?" E. J. An original entertainment, which bids fair to become very popular, is occasionally given in New York society. Invitations are issued for a play to be given by uma - teurs at 10 o'clock in the evening, thus leaving the time devoted to dinner comparatively undisturbed. London, in order to get rid of hurried dinners in the theatrical season. Is to have three or four afternoon theatres, so arranged that all the best plays and actors in turn can be seen at them. j A strong alkali at once applied to a snake bite will decompose all the venom which It touches. So if both fangs of the snake have pierced the skin the two wounds should be made one with a sharp knife, and then filled with dry carbonate of ammonia, frequent small dissolved doses of the same' should be taken inwardly, or fifty drops of aromatic spirits of ammonia taken hypodermically, for Its peculiar effect upon the blood. In the town of Mayfield, Cal., Jose naclo Aureque has been confined to his bed for thirty - five years. He was injured by an accident in a mine and has not been able to put his feet to the ground since. His only attendant is an adopted son, who has devoted his time and means to the support pf the aged invalid. A good woman of Menlo Park has contributed (6 a month from her private purse for the past twenty iiawyer O rwrarke can never be induced to sit on the right side of a train going to the grounds, and, strange to say, if he is obliged to turn around suddenly when on the field he always does it toward the right. Bill Brown, like most Californians, is governed by superstitious ideas. If a stranger asks him for a loan he become very much depressed, and can easily read in this little circumstance the defeat his team will sustain in the afternoon. If Mike Kelly ever runs against a red headed girl, a cross eyed colored woman or a cross eyed, white man he becomes convinced that his team will lose that afternoon. Ha has as yet found no mascot with sufficient ability to counteract - the charm. New York Sun. Thrift - is a. res u Irs frorrf cleanliness &na Cancer of tne Nose. 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Tames J. 151 eoo is a policeman on the New York city force. One evening some weeks ago ne ar - rested a girl named Johanna Young, and preferred charges against her of disorderly conduct and resisting an officer. She remained all night in a cell. When brought before a justice the next morning she alleged that Bleoo 3. J. BLEOO. had disgraced her, and when she begged for reparation he beat her with' his club and locked her up. As the po) iceman did not dispute this statement, and as the prisoner showed a xrunber of bruises for which she alleged tne officer s baton was responsible, the case was thrown out of court, Miss Young being advised to bring cha rges against her betrayer before the police commissioners. She did so, and the trial which took place the other day resulted disastrously for the defendant. He has still to answer to an indictment found JOHANNA YOUNG. by the grand jury, based on testimony to the effect that he hod maltreated his former sweetheart. FASCINATING, BUT A FORGER. Sensational Close to tne Society Careei of a Washington Favorite. "The way of the transgressor is hard." So spoke B. Shepherd White when the door to a cell in a Washington police station closed between him and liberty some days ago. White is a dark complexioned, handsome young man who for several years occupied an enviable place in society at the American capital. Although possessed of but limited resources he managed to gain the entree to the most exclusive circles and to dress up to the requirements of his fashionable surroundings. His big, eloquent eyes and charming manners wrought havoc with the hearts of many fair maidens, and he was also a favorite with numerous matrons who became infatuated by his winning ways. Kecently he went on a visit to Kentucky, but hardly had he left Washington when it became known - that he had committed several forgeries. Prompt arrest and return to the scene of his crimes fol - B. s. white. lowed. Hy his direction a friend destroyed a trunkful of "mash" letters and female photographs that, had they become public property, might have ruined the reputation of many a fair dame who holds herself spotless before the world. Now that he is in trouble some queer stories about White are current. One is to the effect that he has a strain of negro blood in his veins. He lays his downfall to gambling and society, and says that when free again he will take off his tine clothes, put on coarse ones and work like a man. FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS. In Si am the legislative power is exercised by the king in conjunction with a supreme council of state and a council of ministers. In Guatemala the legislative power is neia by a national assemuiy, ana tne executive Is administered by the president, assisted by a ministry and the heads of six departments. In Portugal the legislative authority is given to the two houses, upper and lower, of the cortes gerses. The executive rests with the sovereign and a cabinet of seven responsible ministers. In Spain the legislative power rests with the king and cortes const ituyeutes, consisting of a senate and a congress. The ex ecutive is vested under the king and a council of nine ministers. Austria anil Hungary have their owt re spective parliament, ministers and govern liient. They have a common army, navy and diplomacy, and a controlling body known as the delegations. Greece has its executive power vested in the king and his responsible ministers, heads of eight departments. The legislative power is given to a single chamber of representatives, called the boule. In Costa Rica the legislative department consists of a congress, comprising a senate and house or representatives; tne executive of the president and a council of ministers, the heads of five departments. The Mexican legislative power resides in a congress, consisting of a senate and a house of representatives. The executive authority is intrusted to tne president ana a ministry, the beads of five departments. WOMELSDORF. Jult 24. The Board of Control have at last transacted some business. They met IfcBt night and elected all the teachers except the primary. The teachers are: High School, Prof J. F. Petree, salary $45 per month; Prof. Berber, of Bernville, grammar school, at $40 per month; mis - aiary t. Freeborn, intermediate. $30 per mon'h, and Mies Ella A. Reiser, secondary, $30 ppr month. The general opinion ia that the salaries are too low. Tiie term is 8 months. The Board will hold its regular meeting to - morrow (Friday) evening. There is but one applicant for the primary school eo far. Here is a good posi tion for a good teacher. The majority of citizens believe the Hoard could nave transacted this business a month ago, 'without the great fuss that was resurrected. Quite a number of our people were at Harrisburg to see "The Last Ujjs of Pompeii," and many more will go. All were very much pleased. Rev. Thomas N. Reber, of A lien town, ie the guest of his ancle, Rev. T. C. Lein - bach. Althoneh every one was pleased to eee the rain, they would have been much betur . pleased if it tad delayed itself a day longer. There would have been several hundred people at Mt. Gretna to - day from this vicinity if the weather had been pleasant. Rev. T. C. Leinbach will have harvest home services in Bernville on Sunday; at the Litile Tolpehocken church, Aug. 17tb ; at the Corner church, near Robesonia, An?. 24th, and at Stransstown Aug. 31st. Wallace W. Oberly, recently appointed agent in the railway mail service - , is on duty. He is at piesent on the run from Harrieburg to Attentown, but will in eev eial week? go on bis regular route from Pittsburg to New York. Mr. Oberly paseed an extremely creditable examination on the run frcra Harrieburg to Philadelphia, making 100 per cent. - peto. Ltoelc Tomngl Pravant tendencv to wrinkles or areinar of tho skin by using LkaukhLLK Oil.. Preserves m youi it u ' , piump, irma oouuuiud wo ic tinea. Prevent withering of the akin, dringr up tho flesh. Prevents flubbinese. Preroois capptrK crack In ir. Keeps kia soft, smooth. $l.ti, r.iuKK - sLs, or prepaid by express on receipt of $1 00. K 8. WK.LI.S f Jersey City, N. J, GEO. 1. ZIKBJER, REAL ESTATE BROKER READING, PA. Barrorina offered In choice Business & Residence tots. Perfect Titles frnaranteed to all property sold. OFFICE, 60 SOUTH SIXTH 8TREET. Telephone, lOI. Hunter's Compound Asiatic Balsam. At this season of the year no fsmlly should be wit hout a bottle of this excellent remedy la the bouse . It cures Ulan - hoe, Colic, Cramp in th Mtomach and Summer Complaints as quickly and effectually mi any preparation in the market. One trial wlil convince you of Its superior merit. PRICE 25 CTS. A BOTTLE AT Stein's City lruer gtore. 1ST' OW OPEN UNDER THE NEW MANAGEMENT. CHA8. RKNTSCHLER, Jb Proprietor of the Drug fltore 942 Penn street, har purchased and taken possesion of the Druj Store, southeast corner Fourth and Pern streets. Important changes and Improvement are belne made, new and fresh stock added, ana the services of attentive and obliging clerks so cured. A ehare of your patronage Is solicited. Great Inri eroraTHvfe Blood Porlfler, Fl - Mm lie rand Korrefoie "Cure Malartiv. Bl'loasn r Srrorula. Ii " I - i't. corrhM, Iriiiiouocy arxi fi - nerl TV - liiftty. xc - !!ei' tor He - moving flmplx jkudH tfiiVKitifytntt Con,pl - l - a Ismail; BUur control 76 In a Um;i lo. nruKKtsm" Ujg ifciniT, (Ml cn(j. A KxrKr' llwdleuve Co. Mew YEk PfLlS Money Returned by following druggists if Alexander'. HeJera Infantum Cure, C olera CVZorbus Cure, or r .iw y .r.xrrit?nx .aus to euro: Edwin Brown, Moody Bros.. M. J. JJandor, P. M. Ziefcler, A. A. Schank, Esenwein & Co., J. M. Jones A Co.. Wm. M. Koenig, Ot. W. Amnion, A. Schaicb, jr., C. M. Steinmetz, Wm. weis - .t wholesale by JOHN B. BASER. NERVE AND mli TREATMENT. suiting in insanity anil It - adins to mieiy civ. :i ae;iin. m nuture om Aift - , ikn renni ss. Loss r roin - r in either sex. Involuntary I - Oi - sen, anil Spermati irrl)u. - , rauswl hv over - exertinn or tin: brain, aelf - ;:lu - ; r over - indulgence, tot - h liox contains one moiir It iitt - meut. f 1 a l.nt, or ix for 8 - '), sunt bv muil pri j' - ii l. V.'ith eai'h order for nix loxt. - x, - will cenrt pun hn - ur guarantee to refund tnon. v ir tho trc;itmeni fuilt" 4liv. Uuaranteus iitsUeU tutd&enuine sold only by J. HL STEIN, IrucRtet and Sole Agent. SOI Penn street, Reading, Pa. Beware of cuuutei - eits and imitations. WE8TM LIVER PILLS pomtivfly cure Liver Complaint, Dyspepsia, Sick Headache and Ind Ikc - hUoii. 25c J. tl. STEIN, 801 Penn street. A BOOK FOR THE MILLION FREE. ONFWENTiAL ADVICE to MEN - YOUNG or OLD By a Physician of 30 Years Experience, which nil aufl.'rorn from WKAKNfcS or 1 MhH - CRKTIOMS, sbould read before trying uj form of Uenlmcut, FRENCH SEMINAL PASTILLES A. QUADRANT ELECTRIC BEIT pecdily Curcb All Di. - n,efi of Men. Betid for Catalogue Free. Adpbess. PERU CHEMICAL CO.. MILWAUKEE. WIS. or m mux ADftCITIVP GENERAL AND NERVOUS r UnI fill. DEBILITY; WEAKNESS of 3303"? 1TTTJ - p and MIND; and ALL TROUBLES J Arising: from Early Indiscretion a. Robust IIKAIMI rally Kvalorod. AtMoIalely Vnfalliotr H' - Hl TKBaTSIKST B - noflla In IJ. . - l tify IVokJ 47 Stair, Trrrltorles, and KorplfH tounlrlf. Yon en write tken? Rook, fall - t(jIboiIom. Knd proufh nallrd fsfalrd) frNr. Ulim ERIE MEDICAL CO.. BUFFALO. U. V. Mitchell's Kidney Plasters Absorb ail disease in thc'Kidneya and restore them to a healthy condition. Old chronic Sidney sufferers Buy they got no relief until they tried PLASTEKS. Sold byTrnJsf s everywhere, or sent by mall for 50o ; Novelty llater "Work, Xiowell, Hinam i is tviimij. tt i my a i, - t - ui;ii aim con BiiU' i r - dtwiise. Its pucnHsir anti - Kismixiic action inB.i. aleop and in jmrlWily f)itrmlM4t. Especially efTeo ire in dry, Hm kiiiR ('' - mieh - . Fur the suilen di'nx," - C'ROITF it is infallible. 40 - mrs etitblia . C fx:. i - T uoltie. Boia ai arusxtat CH MPHHtYS' VETERIHARY SPECIFICS For Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Logs, Eogs. AND POTJLTfiY, emus ( "FpverH.ConsrefltionH. Iiiflammntion A. A. 1 pipinnl M eiiinifilii, iI ilk. Fever. It. IS. Si ruin tt Lanienew, It he um hi ism. C'.C IiHiempr, Nasal IMfM - hartce. D.D. Boih or 4 - rnbn, Worms. K.E. f'uuarlift U eaves, Pneumonia. F.F. folic or (jripen Bellyache. CJ,1. 3IiHcn.rria.p - p Hemorrhages. II.lI. - - l riiia.ry and Kidney DiNvn.cs. 1. 1. - - Eruptive DiHCRWH, Itlmise. J.Ii..l)iieu.aes of IHicewtion, Iaralyi. Single Bottle (over SO doses), - - tiU Stable C -, with Specifics, Manual, Veterinary Cure Oil ami Med lea tor, &7.0 Jar Veterinary t'nre Oil, - l.OO Sold by Dmpcists; or Sent Prepaid anywhere and in any quantity on Roceipt of Price. Humphreys' Medicine Co., 09 FuKon St., W. Y. CHICHESTER'S ENGLISH PENNYROYAL Pi Li,?? CltV. RED CROSS riAKlND BRAND. A t2T' - v The o - lj Hii JfTl. fsrcAv TV J'nUu: bk - - . , - In1 Willi blue Ht.boa. E vT.'IVLe no olitiT. Alt in r fj) countri - feU. ': - (tmt. - i. r - T lioular. w - LiiuniiUU. ) - n't - :;. S.V r - r t.II - M. - it Uittr. t - rtlnrn muU DR. THEEL COQ North Fourth B.. "J,,' W.iOrD PHii. - D - i.r - i. Rcfnl - r re'. terJ Physic i - n inrtSt'. CLun.Gridutlt of tne hct foU, - , The acknowledged moat aocceaufnl p - et liit Tar eedjt Ukfelj ud P Cdeda i niocacra. vs"' tntn - n nxirety new V: Zh discovery - BLOOD POISON OVal Ji.cli - rc - - tc.,ob - tiiiate hard or ifr - - la - r - mkio eruption, bloiche - , pimplea. awpllinga, lnt.L. " mXr Klduer, Il - art. lung. Urer, ton.ach. V.". - f un. c.rVVc.j, debility V of mental miJ lul wro - . Cure Upo - ilivc - ud .ihig r cut cum in 4 frv.ris!.rns.i, s 1 5,000 oiis Bcirt o - i.aln - au.rkH and adrtae to alt airtT - rera air tit to - a f m - . : - tflriBa B, Wcdncurlaj A B - tnrday Xvanixtra m a Sunday fnim 9 13. BtrtotlT confidential. ToaitiufT - "" - 1 Wad ajad Sat. puiladlptti - TI - Ttljf O is acknow'texljreu the leading - remedy for Gonorrhoea & - - . The nnly safe remedy tor LncorrheaorVhi a. I prescribe it and r - , safe in recomm - Hdirvif; " to all stifferei i A. J. STONE 5, M. Decatur Sold hy lrurKiiC - MM uora DR. EC. WEST'S v f jrc"nre iiit, J M lToSUAYKV? P , Jf Gnarant - ed not to H 4 c.uce birtolur. rd anW hy The EvnsCHEM,n,f 0'

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