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Special Rates Via Pennsylvania Lines This Month. On December ~th and 21st Homescckers' Excursion Tickets will be sold via Pennsylvania Lines to points in Alabamu, Arizona, Arkansas. Colorado. Florida, Georgia. Idaho, Indian Territory. Iowa, Kaneas, Kentuolty. Louisiana. >flchi(MO, Minnesota. Mississippi. Missouri, NebrasKa, New Mexico. North Ca.ro Una, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vlrgina, Wlaconalnand Wyoming Auy- body may take advantage ol 1 the low rules. Full information free upon application to nearest Tlciwt A^ent of the Pennsylvania Lines or by addressing- w. W. Kichardeon, District Passenger Airent, Indianapolis, Ind. HUMPHREYS WITCH HAZEL u OIL Piles or Hemorrhoids Fissures & Fistulas. Burns & Scalds. Wounds & Bruises. Cuts & Sores. Boils & Tumors. Eczema & Eruptions. Salt Rheum & Tetters. E Chapped Hands. Fever Blisters. Sore Lips & Nostrils. O Corns & Bunions. ^ Stings & Bites of Insects Three Sizes, 250, $oc. and Ji.oo. Bold by druggists, or .lent post-paid on receipt of price HID. CO., Ill * 111 WlllllM9U,.V«wi»l-k. A IMEXAf MAIM HUNDREDSofMer are eking out A miserable existence for want of Jcnowingwhat todo for themselves. HUN' DRCDS of men are suffering from the mental tortures ol Shattered Nerve* Fulling Memory, Loat M a n h o o d i Sleeplessness. Impotency, Lost Vitality, Varicooele, brought on by abuse excesses and indiscretions, or by severe mcutal strain, close application to business or »vet W ° rk ' DR. PERRIN'S Revivine Is the only remedy that 1ms ever been dis, covered that will positively cure thes* nervous disorders. If taken as directed, Revivine brmss about immediate improvement and effects cures where all other remedies fail. It has cured thousands AND WILL CURE YOU. •We positively guarantee it in every case. Price $1.00 a. box, or six boxes for $5.00, by mail in plain wrapper upon receipt of price. Order from our advertised afrents. Address alt other communications to THE DR. PEWUM MEDICINE Co,, New York. For sale at B. F. Keesllng 1 *, WHJ Porter's and Johnston's. REGULATOR WILL CURE ... ALL COnPLAINTS AND D15- EA5E5 OP THH Liver, Kidney AND Urinary Organs Biliousness, Jaundice, Headache, Constipation, Pains in the Side or Back, Sour Stomach, Dyspepsia, Uver Complaint, Catarrh of the Bladder, Irritation or Inflammation of the Bladder, Female "Weakness, Gravel, Diabetes, Dropsy, Brick Dust Deposits, Iu fact all diseases arising from Liver or Kidney dia- orden. Price, $1.00 i>tirart MediGiije Co. DEW YORK, K. Y. IMr Ml* lur J. T. Oaufcom, BMjaam * CH A.PTEKS l.-At the Deplaning Of the civil war Valei.tnie Weldoa was suspwctec1 of ine murder of nis brother Fred ruk. who had disappeared. ,-r. Blauohard marrierf their mister He became a widower, and ye«.rs alter the supposed murder went.west with his cmi- dren. Howard. Alice and CUra.Captain Brandon no-ducted the train when it r-aL-hed the far west. Two bad cnaracters Henry £y e ard front Kobb. joined them. 11—Henry Kyle "on leaveFthe tr^n and yisHs her father and Mster -Nora, who attempt to tura bioi trom bin evil life. Ill—Two lawyers named Ulisa cUie to the vest from Virginia to attempt to force tne Blanohirds to relmquihh the Weidon estate, me Bli'nes ally themselves »ith one « niton and his franjr, who are ready lor any villainy IV-Louis Kyle. Henry Kyle s brother warns Captain Brandon asainsc Bouton s jranj, V.-The Silases accuse I >r. Blancard of ha\- Inir murdered his wife. VI-Loirs Kyle enlists a flirhting hermit called the Prophet m behalt of the Bltnchards apralnst Bouton. ^ 11-PH.U b deserts the Bl*i Chard and (roes to Beucon. Captain Brandun encounters Henry Kyle, tights Mm and leaven biro lor dead, > "1- V«lemioe Kyle confesses that fa- Is \ al*ntmu Weldon and that h» Wiled his brother Frederics unintentionally. IX-The Blisses give Routon their rlan. They mean to .ret '.he Blanchards out of the way and claim the w el"on eBWte, to which the Blanchnras are hei'S. V - Captain Brandon visits the P-ophet. XI— Dr. Blanchard is seized by Bouton, Xll- Laptmn nrandoa captures 1'aich and KoOb , CHAPTER XVTL No language can describe Dr. Blanchard's joy at sight of his daughters. In his eagerness to clasp them to his breast he would have rushed into the canyon had not Captain Brandon restrained him. "Let me go to my children!" cried the delighted old man. "See! They are reaching out their hands to me.'' "The canyon separates us," said the captain. "Wait till we have spoken with them." Alice saw at a glance the futility of attempting to join the party at that point, and she knew that the Same obstruction prevented them coming to her side. Mutual congratulations passed back and forth, and, at Captain Brandon's request, Alice'told of their escape and the condition in which they left Bouton's camp. "Remain whore you arc, "said the captain when Alire had concluded the brief but thrilling story of their flight. "Hide iu rhc shadow of that rock and we will come to you. "How long before you caureach us?" said Alice. ' 'It will take till the middle of tho afternoon, to flunk the head of the caii- you, but keep up a good heart." "Would it not be better for us to go and meet you?" '' No. Though if there were no danger in the way, I would consent. We know •where yon arc now. Should you leave, we might not, be able to fiud you." "And what are we to do with the horses?" "If you can find grass near by, let them graze. I sec you have riatas fastened to the saddles, " said the captain. With words of encouragement the party rode off, Dr. Blanchard remaining in the rear, and every few paces he turned to look back at his daughters and to wave his hand to them. A cloud seemed to come up from the. canyon and settle on the landscape when the good white head disappeared. The girls found a little space close by covered with nutritious bunch grass, and here they secured the horses, tying them so that they could graze. They found a rock walled cave in the glen where they could sit, or, if they chose, lie down with comfort, but though much fatigued the novelty of the situation, the recent happy meeting and the delightful anticipation of soon being with their father and brother again kept them awake. The same feelings prevented them thinking of food or the fact that the only water for miles around was roiiriug in the inaccessible depths of the cauyou. The day was very hot. The rocks glistened along the volcanic summits as if they were becoming ignited and must soon burst forth in lurid flames. The heated air rose up in shimmering waves and looked as if it were panting. The distant landscape became fantastic aud distorted. "Can we not find some place where there is a little water or air?" asked Clara, her brow beaded and her cheeks crimsoned with the heat. "We might," replied Alice, "but I feel it is better to endure where we are safe than to venture out where some of the outlaws may see us.'' As in all thinjps, Clara yielded to this opinion and drew closer into the strip of shadow made by the rock towering above them. They had just settled down again to endure with patience the sweltering heat when both were startled by the actions of the horses. The animals ceased to be languid, and now, with dilating nostrils, heads erect and frightened eyes, they looked up the walls of the glen directly above where the sisters were sitting. "What can it be?" asked Clara, looking anxiously about her. "We cannot see from here," replied Alice. "Let us go out where the hoises are." They rose and were walking to the center" of the glen, when, to their amazement, the horses started back with snorts of alarm and tugged at the ropes till they snapped like pistols. Alice saw the danger and ran forward to catch and soothe the nniTnn,1s, Irac before ahe could reach them they had turned and sped away as only frightened horses can. "Can yon s=ee anything?" asked .Alice, •who ignored the loss of the han-es in her anxiety to learn what frightened them. "I fliink I see a man," gasped Clara. "That is aAbdaow." «?id Alice. "But it moves. Seel It comes this way." As they watched the shadow it rose till it looked as if cast by a giant. "That can't be a man," said Alice, who still retained her line presence of mind. "What do you think it can be?" "It might IDC some animal. Better that than any of Bouton's people. It has disappeared'' "But why remain here, sister?" "Why fly from a shadow, Clara?" asked Alice, encircling her sister's slender waist to give her confidence. "It is not a shadow, sister. There it isl See its glaring eyes and hanging! tongue!" 1 Alice looked up the rocks and saw i coming down one of those mountain. iienry Kyle made no reply to this. I He hesitated for a moment, then raised j his cap and was soon lost to sight among ' the rocks. The sisters sat down in the shadow of a rock and discussed the situation. As usual, Alice had her way, but, curiously enough, this way lay in the course suggested by Heury Kyle. At heart she believed that the young man wanted to befriend thera- If anything, the air seemed to grow hotter. The were on foot; and not accustomed to walking. They were hungry, and their thirst became a torture. Hand in hand they struggled on, the sharp rocks cutting through their shoes and the sun blistering their faces and hands. A short time before sunset they discovered some water in the hollow of a rock, aad though it was anything but cool they drank it and bathed their faces in it with a sense of satisfaction and relief such as they had never btfore expori- enced. They rose to their feet and were about to resume their indefinite march when they heard the trumping of horses and the unrestrained voices of meu down the hill. Their recent familiarity with danger had wonderfully increased their self possession. Secreting themselves as well as they could, they reached a position from which, they could see the slope of a mountain stretching away beneath them till lost in the shadows of the valley. They saw Black Eagle and his warriors, and in their midst they saw the prisoner, Louis Kyle. [COSTIXUED.] Lltlle Decker, ot Frankfort, who has been visiting relatives here for a 'ew days, returned home today. It,was tou laic to retrace their steps. terrors, a grizzly bear. Neither of them had ever seen such a monster before. But while crossing the plains they had often heard Captain Brandon describe the fierce creature's appearance aud conduct, so that now they recognized him. For the moment they were frozen with terror. The instant the grizzly caught sight of them he rose on his haunches and sent forth ;> series of growls that indicated his humor. At the. sound of his voice Alice and Clara, with shrieks of alarm which they could not restrain, ran out of the glen, holding each other's hand. They had no time to discuss the line of flight. Away—anyplace to get out of the monster's reach! After junuiug about 200 yards they stopped for breath and looked back. To their horror, the animal traveled faster than themselves and was now only 50 yards away and still rolling after them. Seeing that rhry stood, the grizzly rose again on his haunches and surveyed them with his fierce eyes. They were about to fly on again. A huge rock ou the canyon wall rose a short distance ahead, nnd at the same instant they realized that this could only be turned by going back. But it was too late to retrace their steps. They stood, white faced and clasped in each other's arms, resigned to the worst, when they heard a ringing voice from the other side of the chasm. "Come closer to the canyon—out on that projecting rock." They saw the rock and obeyed the voice. "Lie down! Lie down and do not fear,'' rang out the same confident tones. This was the opportunity the young rifleman sought. With a rapidity that gave the explosions almost a continuous roar, Henry Kyle discharged his repeating rifle. The animal remained erect during this deadly fusillade. As they lay down Clara looked across the abyss and saw Henry Kyle standing like a statue with his rifle to his shoulder. The grizzly came on—came so close that they imagined they could feel his hot, fetid brea-th in their faces. At a halloo from over the canyon the bear rose again on its haunches and jusc on the brink of the wall tha.t dropped with a shea:: perpendicular fall to 1,000 feet below. The rifle cracked. The hear tottered as it attempted to bring down its ponderous fore feet. The blood spurted from its mouth. It tried to cling from the angular rock; but failing, it sent up an awful roar and plunged into the black abyss. "Get back!" shouted Henry Kyle, ' 'That danger is over." The sisters obeyed him, and, with the impassable chasm between them and him, they looked at each other iu silence. .Slice was the first to speak. ' 'For myself and sister let me thank yon for this brave and most opportune act,'' she said, with, a gracious bow. '' Opportune it certainly was, but from my position I could hardly call it brave, I can assure you, however, that had I been on that side I would have acted in just the same way," replied Henry. Alice was beginning to feel that they could trust the man who had just secured them from an awful fate. ' 'Take this course,'' said Henry Kyle, pointing in the direction opposite to that from which the captain was expected, "and halt when it is dark. Before day light you will find a friend who will take you to your father." "But what if we take the other course?" "I can hardly expect yon to believe me when I say that if you take the other course you will be in Bouton's power again before the sun sets." Henry Kyle shouldered hi« rifle and moved as if anxious to continue his march. "We shall remain here," (aid Alice, "and tVH-nfc- over what you have told DIGGING CELLAR DRAINS. ilways Do the Work From the Outside it You Have Been Losing Poultry. If George Avery of this neighborhood ever digs out another cellar drain, ho will begin at the outside and dig in, because nobody can tell what a cellar drain holds until its whole length has oeen explored. Though a cellar drain has no apparent connection with hens, Avery has learned otherwise and puid more than $50 for learning. Avery has bought a lot of hens for three or four years and has made money out of them. When his neighbors saw how he prospered, they went to raising hens also, aud when the spring of 1897 opened there was more poultry running loose in Whiting Hill than in any other place east of Bangor. _ Some tiuie last May the young chickens and early broilers began to disappear, going out healthy aud strong in the morning and neglecting to show up at night. On some days Avery lost four or five, and then the average would reach 10 or 12 every day for a week. The neighbors began to lose chickens too. They complained to Avery about his dog, and Avery entered a counter complaint about their cats, and both sides were getting hot about it when Sam Adams solved the mystery by seeing a black fox in the very act of carrying away a plump cockerel. Of course it is a bad thing- to have any kind of fox carry away one's poultry, but if a man has got to surrender his hens to the foxes he would sooner see a black fox get them than one of any other color. The reason for this is that a black fox wears au overcoat worth anywhere from £300 to SM30, and the man who captures the fox and sells the pelt is pretty sure to get good pay for his heiis. In less than a week every hen man in Whiting Hill had turned fox hunter and was out with traps, guns aud poisou. Every morning aud night they devoted at least au hour to stalking the black fox, aud everyday the black fox snuaked in and carried off all the hens he wanted. The hen raisers caught Avery's dog, and he caught two of their cats, and all of them caught plenty of hens, but iu spite of all the blandishments they could hold out the black fox absolutely refused to get into a trap or eat poison or expose himself as a target for loaded guns. Meantime the hens kept growing fewer, until Avery sold out aud <imt the business, though he continued ti, bunt for the fox whenever he had time. After the last big rain Avery's cellar drain refused to carry off the overflow, and the wuter backed up until the eel lar was half fall. Avery began to di; from the inside, making a hole throusl. the cellar wall and working down t, see what stopped it up. When Avon was half way to the outlet, he sent hi. boy outside to watch for water wliili he gave some vigorous punches with : long pole. The third time he drove rhi pole into the drain the water began :e spout, and the boy. yelled: "Oh, father, it's coming. It's black. It's a—darned—big—black—fox!" Avery looked out of the cellar window in time to see »• very fat and ven wet black fox scamper off to the woi.<:. Then be sat down and said words rh;: he would thrash his boy for uttering The fox had been living in Avery'.s CL! lac drain all along and had brought i- so many hens that the accumulated i::;; of bones had stopped up the outlet. — Whiting Hill (Me.) Letter iu Xew Vei. Sun. That Man TTillelt Hear.l Trorn. Cincinnati. Dec. 16.—Richard H. "KT.: ett, the missing cashier of the bank? ' ' Leavenworth, English and Mart-r..=i Ind., arrived in this city from r \us:i:?U" Ga., yesterday. Willeti declare.* ht? i not a defaulter, and says he,left ?1".0 : cash which hi? could jusn a.^ well h:iv, taken with him. He says hf loaned to. much. He foresaw a comLji:; crisis an- fled because he feared personal injury owing 10 enemies he ha^ made in th. county-seat contest, inl that count- He says he will return tj Leaven-wort; Saturday and will do allln his power ti assist the assignee in serfiins the affair: ef the How's We offer One Hundred Dollars reward for tUT case of .Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CH^ Y Er & CO.. .Praps., Toledo, O. We, the undersigned, nave known F. J iheney for tne last 15 years, and believe hio. perfectly honorable in ail business transac- tors and financially able to carry out any ob- .igations made.by their firm. WIST i TKCAX. Wholesale Druggists, Toledo. Ohio- (VAijjisG, KINSA>- i" JUKViS, Wholesalf Druggists, Toledo. 0. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inwardly, aci ng directly upon the blood and mu. cous surfaces of the system. Price. -So pet bottle. Sold by all druggists. Testimonial? sent free. Hall's Family Pills ere the best. Clifford bussey, or Feru, is organizing a lodge of the Kolgbts and Ladies of Columbia in this city. Great Triumph. Imtant relief and a |*>rrnhnent cure by the great remedy. Otto's Cure for lung- and throat diseases. Why wili you irritate your throat and lunge with a hacking coufh when W. H. Porter, comer FourtB and Market streets, sole ager.t, will furni*h you a frf o sample bottle of this guaranteed remedy? Tts success is won derful. :is your druggist will tell you. Sample free. Large bottle 50c and 2ic. Dr.Asa Colemaa nas Deen confined to his bed tor seveaal days by illness. Bbeumatifm Curw ip fr Day, "Mystic Cure" for rbeuma'lsm and neu- ral»ia radicully curfs in 1 to 8 days. Its action upon the system is rf markable aud mysterious, it removes at once vhe cause and the disease immediately disappears, 'ihe first dose ereatly beneflis. 75 cents. Sold by W. H. Bringburst. druggist, Logansport. Scrofula is the advertisement of foul blood. It 1 may be entirely driven from toe system by the faithful use of Hood's Sarsaparllla, which thoroughly purifies the blood. Hood's pills are easy to take, easy to operate. Cure tnd'gestion, biliousness. 25c. Market street, from Second to Third, has been neglected for some time by toe street cleaners. It is badly in need of attention. Glad Tiding. The specific for dyspepsia, liver complaint rheumatism, costivenees, general debility, etc. Is Bacon's Celery Klog". for the Nerves. This great herbal tonic stimulates the digestive organs, regulates tho liver and restores the system to vigorouslhealth and energies. Pam- plesfree. Large packages 50c and 25c. riold jnly by W, H. Porter, coraerJFoui'th and Mar set streets. SALT RHEUM Most torturing ami disfiguring of HCUmp. •borninc. scaly siciu ami scalp humors is ir- seuitlv relieved by a warm batli with CITI- ci'it-v Soir, a single application of CI-TKTBA (olurmenu the preat skin cure.aml a full <><*» of CIT.CUI^ Ki»M.v£.vr, ereai** of bl*xl purifiers ami liamorcurcs, wben all else fail*. (uticura How to Make Use fresh tomatoes i=tet^d or a third of a can of tomatoes beateti in a saucepan with a quarter teaspoo»til of salt. half teaspoonful of batter, ofoe of sngar and a dash of white pepper^ Boil wu minutes. Have ready 2 nicevjices o : . toast from -which the crust hits bee:; cut Pour the mixture over tie^tosst. which may be buttered or not,*, aac wrve. . ttcCoy's New European Hotel COR. CLARK AND VAN BUREh »tS. CHICAGO. FIRE PROOF. One block from C. K. I. & F. and 1,. S. A: -H. S. Railroad depot. Improvements costing $75,000.00 hive just teen completed, and the house now }ffers every convenience to be found in any lOtel, including hot and cold water, electric light and steam heat in every room. Rates 75 cents per day and upwards. First ciass restaurant in connection. WILLIAM McCOY, Owner «nd Proprietor. Holiday Excursions Via Vandalia Line, the Holidays t b e Vandalia Line will §ell Excursion Tickets aO-educed rates irom all stations, to local points on its Own line, and also to points on coonectinir Dines. For full particulars call on nearest Vandalia Line Ticket Agent, or address E. A. FORD, Gerr'l Passenger Agt, St. Louis, Mo. FftlLING HAIR ^S! Pimpl* F.M..B»hvBl<™Uhc». - ' ' hi CtTTlCl-k* !•»"• PIANOS Nothing More Acceptable «s a Holiday Present than a fine Piano. Previous to Februiiry 1st w* offer unusual inducements to out-of- town buyers. Upon receipt of mail order will ship piano subject to examination, to be accepted if found as represented anc satisfactory, otherwise to be returned at our expense. Good Stool and Scarf with each piano. Correspondence solicited. Catalogues sent on application. Old instruments taken in exchange. Our mai business is extensive and we guarantee careful selection from our large stock o Steinway, A. B. Chase, Hazelton, Sterling and Hurrtington PIANOS. <i»»res, $ S. ipwirdi. Second-hull Uprirtw, 100. npw%rd«. Second-hand (irttif, IM. apwinf*. Ei.«y piiTtof Bbi if dekired. • LYON, POTTER & GO. AND CELERY SARSAPARILLA COMPOUND. Nerve Tonic Known, The Greatest Blood Poarifier Earth. It Restore* Strength. Renews Vitality. Purifies the Blood. Regulates the Kidneys Liver and Bowels PccK Medicine Co., For sale by Ben Fisher, Busjahn Schneider, W. H, Porter, J. F. Coalson, B. F. Keesling. THE NEW WOMAN Pennyroyal Pills ABfc SAFC, SURE AND RELIABLE Especially recommended to M««rled I**le* .Bit your drugglBt tor ftrrfe'i PtMyrawl HSJ and take no other. They are the onlyfcH, Sure and B«U«W« Fenuile Pill. Price, «L,00 pet MX. Sent by mall upon receipt of prtoa. Address all orders to advertUea «centa. PERRIN MCOICINC CO.. NEW YORK Sold by B. F. Ke BLOODPOISON HAVE YOU r proof* ' FBELD^FLOWERS The most beaffUtal Art ftododioc oi it* ry. "A M«U ta«eh * <*• "•»•• *•**•*' ' ..•. ., CttiCMO.