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Algona, Iowa
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ftOWEft. ALGOKA, 10^ A, AtMtJSf 13, IX1LES, STORY, objection, she re- r you." |kt happened which an- 9. i saw net betrothed I face. po, as he entered. 1 our plans 1" nsked 1 accident has ro- 1 said Yegor, ctrop- i the bench -which BX- pavtition. |gernte things," said responded Yegor, utskhas been here, Rl days, on a visit to It Siberia. This inorn- j converse with mo in [What could I hate i high idea of my ca- nrttiro. M. Nadeieff Hi i my Intelligence and bad nskcd him to as- IBO powerful a pers Mhe assui-cs mo, ho jhis secretary. Ah I ar Is flntehctl! My ^ itskod. you may be orJorod to attend lat thu < h.siH'eUor'a (Spins my proprietor." fuin tlinu,"8uld Nnd- of tho authorization tit in vain. I was > soliciting tho favor 1 Lndisltw with mo. 1 * mr s iy; Dim he bur interests I Ouuho I you noiir him, siuco you!" n-al," vepliod Yegor, |W, but it could not • pujplo were oblig- |ir ne-.v fi-i'-'ids with liau.w au.l curtain [flVult of transportu- hls, they sot out'in fot'lioi 1 of Yakoutsk, , a be.mtU'ul iirown Blnnilny.i Mountains. pf its rai'o ni\d had ion his ui'i'i'.-.U iit Irk- ; than two thou- Juthnr. partly iu light fit (nvtvostjk, tt lurgo pu tlio T-iUin, which felon;,'wit'.i It It.i Hrst |his tlmoof the your at brti'vm, and tha Jour- l Ill'lill!!. Lto.i ivy those 1 hi.s protoges reached |m Yo^or peivo!>-od in town, whot'e he i kno-.vii i-(nmtcn- &ho d.muing in tstor, -M. Luflottr. i-j3.y and t.iys s:niliug, always Jiskiti;.' about like tlio ) was. s swallow-tail coat, , with brass litittous, h his Iocs •'.:} thin us htp'.'H .!'»j:tsol'pcarl- v.'e tt'tnir ]>umps Sh, ono mi'4'it have &tily over all Siberia [in the Topslithoroau pncJ by n few thou- i lesson nn:l another, was somotbiug oi ' home in I brought his wife sian, like hitnsc'lf, budics of tbu place |n-iod her oif. The pmained open undei pan of the duncing- tunivoi'sal us cos;no- crc.l art of tlio dunce Jan niillinu.- thu in ui- -whii.-h foamo.l nnd |!i sap of thu birib in furs, small ur- tbricks of tea. But ito shine fi-jin afrit L with tho sound of fleurof anything that that, having once ill instructed in the J gathering the ole^plants, fossils, and posod to offer to the tho "cradle of his |t emphatically culled :ly passed his holi- this dream to finish Jiusidunitiou—thanks •in a foreign country collection, unique | him. puoiviug Yegor, "that ) was purg.iUu-y for oiv I see you in para" added lie. bowing t'uppiiiff tbo rosy iMonsieui- L-jtluur, 1 ' piully (fi-asping hia French warmth and Eyvhich chai-actorixcil puce at tho disposal iimud very happy to (of the lot of thy five und i-iiun- By f. r ainc.l uis :>yn!]>a. for tho Hint, tinui, i-lonk. UivUiiffu nod tho history ol him strongly, and [dshlp for little Lud- govornor's nlmn- hlrinj,' hii.'i for hi.i Vour SL'i-,'iccs ii» thu pm, useful to you cried M. Laflour. come horo. Al- Elf that I am in tho nor-goneral's wifo, i whom I got along patronizes mo, I . huts and fur- he of my munufuu- which the natives i foams. Tlioro itiv :so, who omhuilish i iuhos[)itublo couu- il Tho oldor, Ag- ig girl, with a j somowtmt nioscu- or—I call her 'Miss' She is u gcnuino Rhteon, lunguishlng, Etunding, sho is very Jidoa, rule the gov- flot mo pass from [vpulsivii ugliness; wo saw ut Ouk- gor; "tho wrotcb fccasiou to show mo (hut of him:" puny with tho two uklng him to the iHo throw himself vas uot recaptured, tho oxilo; "he i tho fortress," said jailing!" Bur, Yegor hired u past ono of tho town jnil, the only ono, |urroundcd by those )n into tho ground, bid of soriubility U fctsk. The new .sc-c- somu partition!' :der to provide u i alcovo for Nad- PTho child, yapidly mii'lo. In and cover them| niutui-luls. In the fie young pooplu, ! escaping 011 thi' luniijolvus to strict 3 of November; thf i of sun and twc |).0 p»'OSl)Cl-t Of SOU- rothuf djurlug J3u- ring l>lmiis to u night fur »5 tho eye (as hidden bujiuatl' And it jVus thus •V ovv Uouu^ Tha centigradd therndometei- fls- scended below thirty degrees, below etea •forty degrees. M. L/ftfleur came in ft sledge to visit his new friends. '•Brou I" tittered he, ridding htaself of his fnrs. "Happily, wood Is not wanting in this" ffllBerable country I Andtothlftk that the- natives are in the midst ef this snow, us in a •mass of wadding! How do you think they lltel They pursue, In the night which sur- founds us, the zibolllncs, to pay tho Czar's tax, the reindeer, the foxes of all colors and the hears. They fish In summer and hunt In winter." "Ah I" murmured NadegS, ''when shall w* again See spring?" "Spring, Mademolsellel" said the dancing•master. "It Is here much harder and much more disagreeable than winter. People Sometimes sink up to the breast in the moist soil, which Is mixed with a kind of white marmalade. 1 ' The life led by Yegor In the governor's family Would have been supportable, in spite of all, had it not been for h is cares of the future and his thwarted projects of liberation Which required those precious Instants ho was forced to lose. He filled the album of tho governor-general's wife with caricatures, sketches and colored designs, executed quadrilles upon the young ladies' piano, played chess with the governor, Invented charades, nnd organized dancing-parties to which the fow ladies of YakoutsK were Invited. All this for fifty- four dollars a month. M. Laflour was at nil these little parties given by the govunior. At tlioso reunions the dancing-master rcumno-.! all !)!•. r.dvant- ages. Notliiii 1 ? IVP -""'•" ' • •' th'>u to see hlEi regulate tho movements of tho "Slborienne" with tho delicate sounds of his pocket violin, interrupted during certain steps the time for which lie himself, supplying in these intervals with his voice tho missing music of tho instrument. On sucli occasions he assumed the noble attitudes of the old French school, which had reached him by one knew not what traditions; then, suddenly, shaking himself, loosening his joints and twisting himself, ho mingled the free and easy movements of the balls of the barrlercs of Paris with the classic rigidity of tlio dances of tlio old-time court. Yegor finally obtained, to his great joy, permission to hunt with the governor's guns. He had bought, secretly, at Irk- outsk, at the moment of his departure, a double-barreled carabine mid a pair of revolvers ; but these wjapotis remained carefully hidden. Tho chase would give him an opportuiiit) to study the rcsioii. He nude munycxcur slons during the winter, and was even accompanied, once or twice, by Mile. Agrafena, with a few Cossacks us escort. Ho sometimes quitted tho town with sledge drawn by horses, and remained away three days, iti order to accustom tho governor to prolonged absences. Yegor was treated with .inability by the frovemor and all his family. Notwithstanding, he never took Niulcge to tho govern ment palace. He asserted that tho young girl suffered from weakness to justiiy her seclusion. One spring morning, Yegor, at an early hour, had started with his sledge over the softened snow. Driving himself, ho was proceeding, as fast as two good horses ol the country could go, along tho groat western highway, when he met another sledge in which was u traveler carefully enveloped in furs, in whom Yegor thought he recog nized the man of the whip of tho Oukboul mine, tho corporal whom ho had stmck and dolled. Such a meeting in this spot was passably strange I What strengthened Yegor in bis supposition, almost inadmissible, however, was an involuntary movement he surprised. He could not doubt that this man was tho Uussiau, Yermac. It was lie, in fact. Yegor knew it with certainty that very day. Yormao had been relieved of his vow of expiation and humiliation. The governor o) western Siberia, when bo learned the motives for the resignation of the Ipravsnikof Nertchinsk and was informed of his entrance into the service of the mines, resolved to induce the honest functionary to reconsider his determination. He fell to work and succeeded in overcoming his obstinate resistance and excessive scruples. At U;st, Yermac yielded; but ho made a condition, namely, that he should leave the district. General K gave him a letter of recommendation to the governor of Yakoutsk and enabled him to go to him. On tho day succeeding this meeting, Yegor saw the ex-guard enter the governor's of. flee. AH instant afterwards, tbo lattei summoned his secretary. "Monsieur Semenoff," said me, "this i? our new chief of police, M. Yermac; aid him in talcing possession of his post. M. Yermac, however, has been long in the administration aud has no apprenticeship tr undergo." The governor noticed tho constrained air of the two men, the smiles of irony upon their lips, mid their strange glnnce;;. "Perhaps you know each other already!" said hu. "Your Excellency is not deceive I," replied tho new chief of police. "Aionsieui seems greatly surprised to see mu again horo." "After having loft you with those convicts at Oukboul; yes, ,,I admit it," suid Yegor. "Ah! very well. I see how it is!" exclaimed tho governor. "But," resumed Yermac, "I beg Monsieur to believe that the chief of police ol Yukoutsk lias loft at the bottom of the mine the ronjcuibrauce of tho sometiiiic.-j rigorous relations of the Oukboul guard \vitli thocon- victs placed under his surveillance." And he added, with emphasis: "I never rcmemhei but one thing—the strict accomplishment of my duty." "I extend to you my compliments, Monsieur," answered Yegor, "and regrot that tho somewhat haughty fashion in which you bavospoki.-u forbids mu to thank ywipej-sou- olly." "Very well, Messieurs, very well," interrupted tlio governor, who feared that the words exchanged might become bitter. "You will have leisure to renew your acquaintance under different and, above ull, bettor conditions." These words out short a sort of presentation deprived of all cordiality. Yegor saw in tho presence of the fornici corporal of the mines another obstacle to hU projects. "This Yormae," thought ho, "cannothavc completely forgotten the affront I put upoD him. Should ho find occasion to avenge him. self while executing bis duty, he will solzo upon it; ho is an attentive observer capable of making an excellent police bloodhound. He will watch me closely." Something, a secret presentiment, told him to beware of this fatal man. CHAPTER VI.— THK ESCAPE. Summer came, the fair season opened, and the merchants of Irkoutsk brought stuffs, utensils and toa, while from the shores of tho Arctic Ocean, from tlio borders of tho Sea of Okhotsk and even from Kamtchatka came fur-hunters loaded with spoils and searchers for the tusks of tho walrus and mammoth. <• Yegor Semenoff took advantage of tho opportunity offered to purchase provisions and garments indispensable to the execution ol his project. But, though he octod with the utmost prudence, the chief of police Yermac, wlic watched ull his actions with the evident do- sire of taking him in fault, kiunv that tho governor's secretary had nmdo considerable purchases. 'further; the authorization of marriage de- munded of ttio O.ur had arrived and had passed through tin- hands of tho chief ot police, who could not comprehend why tho young couple did not hasten to profit by it. What could bo thoir motive except to free themselves by iliglitl Tho former Iprav- snik of Nertchiusk well knew tho repugnance felt by tho exiles forcoutnictiug those marriages which bind tho future of the children they may have. His attention redoubled and took tho character of veritable surveillance. Yegor did uot conilno himself to procuring what could assure materially tlio success pi his attempt. He studied minutely all the maps of tho country ho could procure, questioned the merchants and hunters, and learned tho language of tho natives. At last, ho found himself prepared to adopt tho following plau: Furnished with a passport from tho governor for himself and his betrothed, he could, at the commencement of tho Jouraoy, take advantage of the relays of horses established upon tho right bank of tho Lena as fur us tho spot wuoro tlio Aldun flows Into tho groat Siberian river. At Aldan- akol, u town situated at tho mouth of the Aldan, ho would find homos purchased by M. Lullour, aud uYukoute guide, selected by thu same M. Lullour, whoso kiuduesa was inexhaustible. Tho 1'urislun, In his hatred of tyranny of every kind, hud placed himself entirely at Yc«M''s disposal. He was to go 0» b .etw& Ut the uttie cart nervtag to tytpperfc tfee ' " ' garments, he was to tato the little Polo. They could leave Yakoutak without exciting the least BDspicion—such was thoir belief at any tote. M. Laflftur would accompany the fugitives to the Verkho-Yensh Mountains. This chain of mountains crossed, the exiles were to hide In One of the impenetrable forests which cover the region beyond, there to await the first Snows. They counted upon winter M an auxiliary to level the roads, freeze the rivers and cover their flight with, its darkness. It Wfift Only with a sledge thai it was possible for them to go towards tlio north as far as ifijnt-KoHmsk, the last Russian town, Situ, atod at the point where the Kollma piourt the tribute of Its waters into the Arctic Ocean, and not fat from the polar regions where tho immortal NordenSldold waa able to confirm his discovery ef the north-east passage. According to the caldnlations of Yegor Somonoff, they could hope, with the favor of the long whiter night, to penetrate to the country of the Tchoukchis. Although ths tribes of these natives aro not equally hospitable, Yegor did not shrink from the difficulties ho might encounter when this in* ment should come; nothing could over approach the infamous life of a convict from Which ho was escaping. Among the Tchoukchis It was already liberation; it Would only remain to find the means of reaching Behrfng's Strait, oh the return of the summer season and of the free waters, which bring yearly into that locality American and English whalers. The interesting daughter of the poet DaVt- doff, in whose eyes Yegor assumed unnatural proportions, drew from her chaste love all the stimulants capable of increasing the ardor of the man who was about to expose Ills life for her, wishing to relievo her from tho shame of being an exile's daughter. She could not forget that Yegor, thanks to the favor ho enjoyed with the governor, had ameliorated and rendered supportable her situation, and that it was, above all, to fulfil the sacred promise made to the dying old poet that he aspired to liberty. . Yegor already caught a glimpse of that liberty. But besides this seductive prospect, what terrible punishment in cose of failure, what dolorous expiation 1 Yegor, In his moments of weakness, remembered the convict disfigured with sulphuric acid whom he had seen on arriving at the Oukboul mines, exposed to every kind of insulting treatment. What fate, if ho failed, was he preparing for poor Nadego mid little Ladislas) For himself an ignominious death nnd for them a prison, that is to say, death also, slower but as sure I At last, ho could hesitate no longer I One evening, in tho early part of September, when the temperature was quite mild, Yegor and Nadego quitted YakouUk. Yegor had. spoken for a long while to tho family of tlio governor of a two or three days' trip that he wished to make upon the right bank of the Lena which was still unknown to him; he came very near having for u com- piinion on his journey tho governor's oldest daughter, who, more than once, had, on similar occasions, imposed herself upon him. The fugitives took a hired boat to cross tlio Lena, which is encumbered with little islands dividing it into several arms. One of these arms of tho rivor was not less than throe miles wide. Grave and serious, as at tho commence, mont of a perilous enterprise, they saw recede without the least Joy tho sad capital with its broad, deserted streets, its dull habitations ensconced behind high wooden enclosures, tho bolfrys of ttie four or five churches, and, towering a little above the miserable huts, tho convent and tho bazar. The night was clear and slurry. Tlioro was not a sound in tho country, not a shadow behind them. Soon, in tho cost, a faint, gray dawn seemed to announce to them the morning of a free and happy existence. "Courage, Yegor!" murmured Nadege, pressing the young man's hand, "All, my beloved I" said Yegor, smiling softly, "I am carrying you off and you aro allowing mo to do so! Born far from here, both of us, I came, as it would scorn, to seek you out amid the Siberian snows and bring you back to tbo warm heart of friendship, devotion and love I Have you any regret on leaving!" "Yes: ono only." "What is that!" "I regret the scarcely closed tomb I urn quitting." And the young girl's eyes filled with tears, at tho remembrance of her father. Yegor turned uway his face to hid his emotion. A moment later, Nadego resumed: "Do you really love mo, YegorJ" said she. "It is not generous obedience to the supreme desire of my dying father which alone is making you act?" "Do I loveyouf'answeredYegor, warmly. "Demand my life and you will see i" "Your life 1 And what would 1 do without you upon this earth, now altogether a world of exile! No; live for mo, if you love me. You are worthy of liberty, bo free, and deliver mo also; I shall then doubly belong to you!" Yegor strongly grasped tho hands of his betrothed. Half an hour later, they disembarked upon the right bank of the river. Thanks to his passport, Yegor obtained two relay horses kept by the Yakoutes. Tho journey was bo- ginning in earnest. Nadege had a superb look on horseback. Modest like a well brought-up young girl, she possessed that vivacity of bearing and that special grace which aro acquired In the active life of a traveler. Guided by u YaKoute, running on foot before them, they followed for u long while u narrow path, which, turn by turn, wound among willow bushes or crossed plains cut up by ponds. Broad day had come. From one of thcso ponds some teal arose, Yegor, who carried, slung across his bark, u guu *'bon'owed" fro:n the goverr-jr. killed three o!' tin so birds. 'in t!u- f:l::v of a wood ri 1'ir.i ili.iin'ni.iUiil aucl SftAtft. CHIOAflO *OB*. BflrkdreadfnldMthl that eom«l oar he»rt« t #Ith« , ThM polntl Its flngef fo the hidden " And old* tifitto. Thnt brsnthes upon our finds of promfseajglftd n««» Iti fatAl breath, „ And nangi the ikiei 1ft itunbfo ehndo of end DAt-k, dcadfnl death! Glad, grteon! death I that comet to souls ttm •ofrow ^. Without inreeiiee, And points them to the bright nnd fair to-mor fo» . , Of perfect peril's That takes the faded flower?, tweet and olden To one *ho (nith "Well done!" and plants them In a garden gftlden— Glad, gr»clon« death. SKBIMP'8 "What did the hogs fetch, Sime?' Mrs. Skrimp asked her husband oft hi return from driving th6 ffttted hogs to market. "Si* hundred an' seventy-five dollars,' Simon Skfump replied, at the same thru rubbing his hands together and smiling contentedly. "It was a good price I got Lizaj ah' I never see hogs weigh up bet ter'n they did. They brought at least a hundred dollars more'n I expected thei would. An' then I got their money rieht off. I struck it just right in selling when I did." "I'm glad you didi Sime." "In co s we're all glad to do the best we kin." "Yes o' course. What yer yoin 1 ter do with ther money?" "1 hain't fairly settled in my own min yit, just what I will dp with it. I'm aoi ter haltin' atwixt buyin' of that temberec twenty acres of old Mike Allen, and loan- in' it to them Herringtons. I kin't wei: make up my min' as to whether er ther two 'ua be ther best." "You hain't no use for the timbered twenty, Sime, seein' es how you have more Ian' now than is profitable an' if you buy it, you'll jest have that much moro to pay taxes on for nothing." "Yas, that's so. I hain't no partio'lar use for it, but its down cheap at hve bun dred, an' I dunno if it would be er good speculation ter buy it. But at the same time I kin lend ther money to Rob Her- rincton for ten ner cent's, an' I suppose that mout be as good er thing us I kin do." "It 'percs to me, Sime, like 'sif you've let them Herrington's have enough money, a : ready," "They owe me nigh a'most two thousand dollars, it's true, but what's the difference s'longes we get the intrust?" "But have you got the intrust?" "No, I hain't never got it in tmney, but 1 get thcr notes for it, an' it'll only bo ull the more when it's paid j and es we .don't need it, hedn't it es well be a drawing of moro intrust?" "Yes, I s'pose it had. But some way I feel es if it hain't best to let that money out to them speculators. You hain't frot no kin' o' scurity, cs I kin see, 'ceptin' that one ov 'em goes security for tother, and 'sposo they wur. ter bust up, then how'd you get yer money from 'mn?" " Tain't no wise likely es they'll burst up, s'long's they've got thousands o' acres of the fine lands in ther country. Other people's mouty willin' ter trust'em and I rekon I needn't bescart about loaning to 'em. Asides, 1 don't see wlmt else 'kin do with ther money, fer es yer say, Mike's twenty is something we don't need, and I've pondered over the matter several days an' kaint figger out nothin' else that 'ud be profitable ter invest in. We don't wan t any moro stock." "No, we don't want any more stock, ner land, fer it keeps you o' ther boys a die- gin'from morning'till night to keep up with wlmt we hav." "Then whut am I goinj? ter do with ther money if I don't loan it?" For a moment Mrs. Skrimp was silent and she plied her needle with unwonted rapidity. A faint flush came to her pale, faded, care-furrowed cheeks. Then with a timid, half-scared air she camo up and said: "Sime, mightn't we buy tho girls a pianer? You know the Aliens 1 have ono, an' our gals air jist .crusty fer on'), too. It looks like paying out lots of money, but I've been thinking over it o' Lite, an' An uilitfti!; )f luivh tiviw, t':i. thofc'Uiilu kind!"! a li'.-.i. .s-.iiUc-l l>'« fowls ami, in his 1'u.sli: 1.1. p • <;i a-" I I/"' iki'.ist. The t.i-avc-liir.-i uj>;)i',j.ii-!ii! 1 the libi/inj,' ami urai-l;!ing l>mn:-iii'.i, for tlm )»'>r;iln« ulr was ki.'en. Tho iii.islo I tnil, sw/.il upon slices of luti.ul, wliirh Yojfiwdrisw fi'o n a small suck of provisions, ami w .n'util down with koumi.s Hindu uf i'l'i-.mmfr-1 muru's milk, obtained from th" Yakont/) in oxi'hunifo for some brandy, l'ni-m<d an oxrcllcnt ruptist. A kettlcj Illlod with water, druvfn from u uolgh- uoring pond, bcsiiJes, permitted thu making of soim; imji.s of UM. "Ah! if we only Iiud our dual' Liulislus with us!" oxiiluiir.ed NwluKO. "Ho may, porhupa, bo sufforiiig from cold and hunger !" "Do not torment yourself ubout him, ciciU'- est," answered Yegor. "M. Luflour is u man full of resources, who, certainly, will uot lot him want for anything. Thoy passed by horo," added ho, showing his companion upon tho humid ground the recent traces of tho wheels of the honest and bravo Parisian's curt. He had scarcely finished speaking, when, In tho distance, upon tho road opened by them a short time before, appourod u mun on horseback. Nudogo shivered with fright. "Yegor," said she, "aro wo followed?" Yegor, who had suddenly become disturbed, looked in tho direction of thu horseman. '•It must ho u truvolor," said ho, "but itli ri'i't duly nut it nutivo--that' may bo seen l'n»m hi.s prudent 1'a.shioh of trotting. It- is u Kuropuau, and, probably, u Russian." Tho Yukoutcs huvo keou sight. The guide of tho fugitives, in his turn, begun to examine tho mun who had attracted thoir attention. Ho described to them with precision his costume, bearing, und face. (To bo continued.) Wlmt u Travdlhllf HI Ull Siild. Said a traveling nitm in our hearing the other day: "I've covered six thousand miles in tho last your, and have been asked to drink, probably more than that number of times, but nobody has once asked me to go to church, or seemed to think 1 have, u soul." "Hut have you been where Christian people were I 1 " "Yes, was tho reply, I have boarded with thorn a good deal of tho time." We wish we could believe that this is au altogether exceptional case. I'crhaps it in, but the activity of tho devil's minions ofton docs put to nhamo the professed servants of JCKUS Christ, and makes ono feel that tho children of the world are not only wiser, but moro zeuloua and vigilant than tho children of light. If religion ho it good thing for us and our fumi- les, it might pay once und a while to nieu- tion the fact to somebody else. And how would it do to bo^iu right off, this summer ?—CoiigrogutioiialiHt. Many of The substances usually applied for the purpose of rendering fabrics incombustible change tho color of the material or stiffen it so much that iU usefulness is considerably impaired. An easy iu«l safe way of protecting cm tube mid ime- ciuito netting ugaiitut %;o iu to steep, them iu 9 tolutiou of phosphite of ammouia, ob- tajoed by wfag 9 P/B, «f TOtw with " "" ' >h°j»pJ it 'pears like it 'ml only bo just right toards 'em. We've pot aa much us Alien or Smith, mid can just as well afford a pinner fer our j/irls ea they kin fer them." "Yes, we could, but jes because Allen an' Smith wants to go .an' waste money in foolishness, it don't foller that we have ter do it. A piuni.-r don't do no work, tin' it don't draw no interest, an' when a thing hain't no profit, it's a clear waste o' money ter buy it, an' I han't goin' ter throw erway money in such a manner." "The gals worked hard, Sinn 1 , an' denied themselves right along, an' I leel as if f orter do sometliin' fer 'em. If course, if we couldn't eford it, it wouldn't he right, hut we kin eford a pianer an' never miss the money.'' "Yes, I recken we could eford, if we was so a mind, but I 'low we won't. Money "Oines too hard to he given out fer fnch trash, an' fer humeriii' Ihir gnls. its all bosh. It.'ud jcs he the spilin' ov 'cm for work. They doan' have no need uv no pianer, an' tliny won't get none." Mrs. Skrimj) saw that it was useless to argue with Sime-, so she refrained from saying more, and the next morning early, he rode over to Bob Elerrington'n to loan the money he received for the hogs. Simon Skrimp was well to do, and every year ho had reaped rich harvests from his many broad acres of productive land. Hut so far as his family was concerned he might as well have been the poorest man in the settlement. He never had any money to spare for the purcbiusof luxuries, nnd even the little that even went for absolute necessaries went so grudgingly as to make it painful. His wife felt liem-lf fortunate if she possessed a print gown fit to wear in church, and the boys and girls had long ceased to go outin company for the want of desired apparel. All of Skrimp's money went for more land, or into the hands of the Herringtons, Six months passed away since Skrimp sold his fatted hogs, when one day while he wus engaged in re-rooting his naked old barn, Squire lieeuon rode up and said r "Mornin' Sime." "How're Srniire." "Have ye heard the news, SimeV" "No; what news?" "Krbout, them HerringtoriB," "No, I hain't, 1 ' Sime said, turning suddenly pale with an unconscious dread. "What erhout 'em?" "\V(j! ; it's er bad piece uv business, lemnie t«ll ye, an' many er hones' man's a-goin' ler suffer from it." Then tho squire stopped, and squinting one DJO, very deliberately chewed away on IUH tobacco, while ho left Scrimp agonizing on the rack of suspHiise. "What is it man V ' Simon demanded, "Speak out." ''Ther long an' ther short uv it is, them Herringtoh's is busted higher ner er kite." Down went Skrimp's hammer, but in his i'xcilfin"nt he missed tho nail and hit his fliiiiulj squarely, smashing it almost into a jelly. "D'yu rtckon it's so?" ho gasped when he \vufl recovered from the shock. "Yas, I reckon it air," tho squire wont on coolly. "Yisterday J was;down to the country seat, an' lieem them talltin uv it on every corner, an' ther lawyers wan er llyin' erbout like tater bugs on a hot skillet. Ther hain't no doubt uv it, Simo, es how they hod borryed o' you I thought it proper ter rido over aii'lotyor know." "Hut ther hm'," Simon said, all thorn acres." "Yas, 1 know, but thot's kinder mortgaged an' deeded around among their- selves an' their wives, till there hain't no doit)' nothin' with it. Leastwise tlioir creditoes can't tech it." Simon Skrimp got down to tho ground iu some way though ho could never tell afterwards how. All that day he felt Bob H^rHngten earn* in M last, as smiling and aa affable as you please. "Good moiiiingi Mf. SWimp," he said, '•I aw glad to tee yoa. t hear you ha*e not been well." "No, I ain't been very well lately." . "Well, *hat can I do fo* you to-day Mr. Skrini|)?'' "I *ode ova?," SkMitrp bSgan to say, "to seen Mitthatttioney." "I- , yes, I am glad you can*, but you see wt ire not in a position to do anything no*-. The matter is in the courts and *in be adjusted in time. All yuu can do is to *aii. And brfjfe Mr. Skrimp hardly realized it he was gently worked out ol the room and the door closed after him. •As Skrimp rode slowly alo«ff on bis homeward way, he fell to pondering very seriously over What had transpired the last few days and at lust he asked himself: ' 'What ie a feller ter do With his money ? if he buys Ian 1 he don't need, it is er cuin- brance upon 'im, an' the taxes eats it up. Ef he loans it he gets beat outten it. An' cf he buys too much stock it eats its head off," and he Shook his head clispnriiigly. Just then he came even with Smith's and Smith being in front invited Sime to step in for dinner. "Thankee,"he said, "but I guess f'd better go along." But Smith insisted and Sime yielded and followed into the house. He was introduced to Mrs. Smith and was struck with her happy, healthy, contented look'and he could not help con* trastingher -with his own pale-faced, tired_ and patient wife. Then there came floating in from the adjoining room sweet strains of music—a mingling of sweet, youne voices with the vibra-tiona of the piano, and it smoothed htm and reited himi Then he looked at Smith •with his lolly broad fnce and his beaming umile and he envied him. Simon could but conlrastjfthe surroundings—the air of sweet content and peacefuf quiet—with his own home life. "Did you lose anything by tho Herring- tons?" Sime asked. "Not a cent," Smith replied, "though T might i! I'd had money to lend. As it was / 'used all I had to spare from the farm, in repairinu and furnishing th« house. I hear you lost quite a snm, and you have my sympathy. "I don't want no sympathy," Simon said. "I've been er fool all my lifo. an' now I've come to my senses, an' I dunno if it hain't cr good thing fer us that tlio money is gone. Some people won't nev- pr Jenrn nothin''tbout puyln well fer it, I'm one o' that kind." Skrimp returned home more cheerful than lie nad been for jours. The next morning early he hitched the horses to the the big lumber wagon and drove off to [own, but before leaving he came and put Ins arms about his wife and kissed her— something that he hadn't done for so long that it surprised and startled her, nnd the :enrs came to her eyes. "I'pear to be mighty light heart I'd," Simon mused as he joggpd along tlie lanes, uphill and down. "I hain't felt so liappy for ten years, nn' I reckon some )ther folks'll feel lifted up to-night when [ pet back. For hours old Simo poked around imong the stores in the city, and some- low everybody looked happier and light- erhearted than he had over seen them. "Looks like the ole world in gittin' Brighter, some way," Simon mused as he Jrove homeward in the cool of tho even- ng. "I never see the sun shine so bright, nn' even that llttlo brook down in thu 'dee of the woods sings merrily 'long its wav. I never noticed that afore." It was getting dark when Simon drove ip over the last hill on his return home, rfrs. Skrinip and the eirls were out at the ,'ate watching the rumble of the wagon ind looking up the rond. they raw that a grout box filled tlie big wagon bed. "Wonder what Sime's been er bny- n'?" the mother said. "Looks like a big box," one of the cirls eplied. '•Yen, I know, but there must be seme- nine in it." "Oh, I reckon it's just to put the wheat n when he threshes. 1 heard him say he vouldneed one." "Hi. thor," Skrinip shouted. "Clare mten the road and open tlier cute thnr, T /otter c'rive inside with this ere box. lera, you boys, fly errotm' you rascals, an' eln git this out." And Shrimp tried his iest to appear as sour o-s possible, but nado u most miserable failure of the ffort, "Whallmve you got, Sime?" tho wife skcd. "Nuthcr box fer wheat. Just the thing need." "Feels mighty heavy," one of tho buys smirked, after lifting at an end of it, lust be something in it." Simon wus unable to hold buck the miles any longer, for hii happiness kept ubbling up, and refuse.! to be kept own. It's n pinner," thu boy shouted, "it's n ianer. *. A. Kronen. You think, beateBS lite fc«en buy tttet TH6 wlc»6d Wei» to thrlvS, And spread thoir hr»nche> far and wide that God hS8 bl&Med and prcupcrcd theni In All thing* horn bnlow, And made their path a flowery one. Is not lo I The wlckod live In constant fear— , They dally quail and tower Beneath the halr-»d»poftded sword Of Heaven's avenging no won And though ot Ill-bogolten galni .. Unto thotnselvm the* heap, The; know that what they Sow, at lost, That only can they reap. And each thing, "after Its own kind," A perfect If keneis bears, He cannot reap theyeliow Wheat That only aoive the taret, Then do not grudge the wicker! man Hl« portion here below, Of think hl« lot a happy one.- My friend, It IB not BO I THE IrOTISEHOlD. Charcoal recently burned is a superior dentifrice. Grease may be removed from' silk by applying magnesia on the wrong side. For a grass stain on children's clothes, while it is fresh, it can be washed out in alcohol. A thorough washing of the mica Windows of stovf.s in vinegar will remove tho smoke, Dl.ACKlIBUnt BYKUP. Express tho juice from the desired quantity of berries, For each pint of this juice take' one pound of brown sugar, one pint of water, and boil to a thick syrup. When done mix the blackberry juice _and syrup together and boil for twenty minutes, stirring constantly. Take off the fire and add a wineglassfui of brandy for each quart of syrup'. ' When perfectly cold bottle and cork down tightly for use. I'AllKtN CAKRB. Ono and one-half pounds of flour, 1J^ pounds of fine oatmeal, three-quarters of a pound of butter, two pounds of yellow sugar, two ounces of ground ginger, 1 pint of thick molasses, three tablespoonfuls ot carbonate of soda, sixty drops essence of lemon. Mix all well together, lot it stand one hour, then roll itout in thin cakes and bake in tins in n slow ovo.i. Half the quantity makes enough cukes for summer keeping, Raspberry cream is served nowadays in a large old-fashioned cliimi bowl, or in large tea cups with saucers. Get 8 pounds of ripe raspberries and mush them with a wooden spoon into a bowl s together with 1 pound (down weight) of sifted sugar and the juice of a lemon. Hub all through a hair-sieve or a llanis prasser, and add a pint and a half of stiHIy whipped crcan with or-without a half gill of any cordit'i Pack into ice and lei it got very stiff bcfor serving. CIIK1IUY TimNOVKlt, Pit large fresh cherrio", and over eac quart of fruit sprinkle ono cupful o sugar, and let it stand three hours, h one pint of good buttermilk, stir one-hal cupful of lard, one half-teiwpoonful of sal and soda, wilii Hour to make a dough tlil enough to roll out. Roll out the doi into a circle the size of a fruit-plate, dran the cherries from their juice, spread them over one-half the crust, cut the upper half crust into strips and twist, and fold ove and bake in a hot oven. CHICKEN 1IIIOTII. Cut one fowl into quarters; lay it in sal and water one hour; then put it on to boi in three quarts of water; add one sum onion, whole; let all boil gently until th liquor has become reduced one-third an the meat shrinks from the bone of the fowl soak two-thirds of a cupful of rice in water remove the meat from the broth; skim th liquor well; add salt to suit taste, and the rice; cook slowly until tlie rice is tender then add one cupful of hot milk to om beaten egg, and stir it into the broth; adf two cupfuls of the meat cut in small pieces free from skin, one tablespoonful o cUopped celery and serve. a good Mother is with her family they are entertaining an aflgel, whether unawares or not. A Crop for Now Ground. Practical Ftirmur. 0110 in a dream, aud for years after, liko that time rose up before him as a horrid nightmare. It was several duyu before he was ublo to ride, but when ho felt equal to it he hud u horse saddled, and rode over to Dob Her- ringtou's. Ho wax shown into tho best room, and told to wait until Mr, Herrington came up fro in dinner, It was a good half hour that Simo had to wait, and iu the meantime bis eye« wandered about the richly furnished rooms. "The«o lino tlxin'u," he mused, "are bought with my money. Them easy chairs, an' that cyarpot, my money paid {er. Au' them pictures, too, and that pi- aimer. 1'vo boou huwpm' mywlf day in ' day put, year%|et year t/lwJ rttnnau jttgh BO'fi ^" ™Vl ?. * j^ng aM tnrrt-nn'a And it was a piano, as they ull soon din- overed, when the great box was rolled out and opened. For a moment they all stood about speechless, 'motionless, while Simon watched them, a smile, the while playing about his features. Then, one by cn« they can n and kissed him—the good, patient wife and the uncomplaining (laughters, and Simon was so happy that h'j actually cried. "Thero ismore things," Simon said at last. And a search in tho deep bed revealed a new carpet for the best room, and some dress palter))!!, nml some clothing for DIP boys. "How did you come to do it, Sime?" the wife usken as they were retireing that night. "Wall, Liza, it was them Herrington's, and what I seed yisterday. I've heon ponderin' over matters, nn' 1 concluded i'vo done enuff fer Bob Herringlon's folks, an' that it was time to do gomethin' ler my own family. So 1 dotermint to turn over er neve leaf an' friim thiji lime on I'm fer enjoyin'some of what we earn, 'slid o' lettin' other people hov it all, while you an' ther children work itn' slave an' git nothin'. 1 found a pjwer of happiness in that pinner, l//.a—innr'n' I over found in all the Ian' I overbought, an' it Imin' nigh over yet." A FOllTUNATK CilllCAUOAN. ' 8mlled Ujiuu liy Tho ].<iul«luim -Sliiln I...I- tory GodduBB to Ilici Kxlnlit ol' $13,(100, Eternally sticking to it lirlngu SIIITU.-X. Young men In Chicago Imvc liuil IhU ukl maxim reeled oiC to tlicm no often Hull whatever tlioy engage In lliej- keep al with a persistency bound tu bu rettiirdnl If tho object Bought to bo attained is u praiseworthy one so much tlio botlcr fur Lliu young mau. The rule applies, whatever In: the motive. The good fortune to-day onjoyvil liy :i young Chlcagoan, W. K. SpiiigunluTg, a clerk in S. ScliippB' lire iiiHiiruncu agi-ncv nl 200 La Salic street, nmy have lieei, in 'tin nature of a reward for persistent ufFurU, m it may hare been simply ono of tho Miiijeu wliicli Dame Fortune BO often slutiln un favored residents of tlio world's fulr city. Bo It aa It may, Mr. Snlngcnhcrg In June Invested in a one-fortieth Interest "In ticket No. 69,643 In the Louisiana 8talu Lottery and now has 15,000 cold, hard dollars tu show for It, the entire ticket renresunled In his number being 1000,000. When called on by a Time* reporter he wti8 very reticent as tu details, but lacUly pleaded guilty to the extent named. Ills gund fortune In^ become BO generally known among Ills initny friends that he is dully the recipient ul hearty congratulations and qiuintltleH ul good advice. Mr. Bpingonbcrg is u sliary. shrewd, young business man, und ulrcuify has his newly acquired fortune invested Iu good advantage. Hiches have by no means turned the young man's head, but the tincx E ected possession of even tills little $15,0110 its given him an idea uf the pluutmnl troubles that riches generally bring with them.— (JMcutjo (III.) 'flmca, July 17. A Slilji Kulltvuy. In 1891 we are promised thu opening of the world's first great ship railway. The event will be one of vast interest to the scientifiu and to the commercial world, (or, if it proves a success in actual practice, there seems to bo little doubt but tins method uf trasporting cargoes overland in bulk will bo adopted in many places. The actual cost of construction and conveyance i«, according to Capt. Hilda and other well- l;no xn engineers, fur loss than tho building of canals. The ship railway in question is now under conBtruutiou ucrous tho arrow strip of land which divides the Bt. Lawrence river from the bay of 1'Vndy. At the. bay of Funcly end the work of building a huge deck capable of lifting u vessel ami cargo eom« forty feet i« under way, whilu tit the St. Lawrence end equally ex- teusivu pruparutiouu lire being mack), of a slightly modified character. There ure jovuiita'ii mUtw ol laud to be truvoraed bo- iwetm tho two, aud iu u year or two wy ure promised tlio upectttclo of BCoiug Buipg of 2,000 toys or moro lifted bodily tuid ear- There is no crop so servicable on ne« ground as sweet potatoes. A vast qimn tity of trash may be worked into the soi if work is begun in time. The swee potato is a hearty feeder, and taking roo as it does at nil points, it gets away with a great amount of rubbish. For cleaning up new land, the sweet potato thus come in as good first crop, for it tends to reduce rough lunu and rentier coarse material fine In cleaning up the new land for a crop o sweet potatoes, nothing should be burnet but the routs and logs. All the grass, no matter how coarse and heavy, should be turned under, for it will help make a eoil I f this is turned under with the plow in the fall of the year the process of decomposition will put it in good condition for the coarse feeding roots of the sweel potatoes of the following spring. After the stumps have been cleaned off and the grubbing done, the ground should bo torn up with a course plow, furnished with a good stiff coulter, running it both ways very close. Then drag thoroughly and leave a few weeks to settle. Then put in a good turning plow, after which leavt the ground rough until spring, when an occasional harrowing would bo most useful, breaking up nnd disturbing tho trash. This process tends to compost tho lower soil, and makes it much more retentive :' moisture. Should the soil be in need ol .vegetable matter, a light crop of grass can bo sown, and turned over easily in the spring. But this should bo done several weeks before the sweet potatoes aro plnnt- od, for it will not do to turn in a IIIUHR of Micciilent muter'ml und planl. at once, as the 'fermentation nfqunntitius of green stun" i« h'irtful to louder roots and th vines. Uy this plan it Hoil is made for future crops, while liy the system of rak ing with tho harrow and burning every- tliirigihat can l^e burned a great deal of valuable material is lost. 'I'hs sweet potato is such a coarse feeder that it can make uao of almost all of the material, converting it. into available manure for succeeding crops,. Thu crop of potatoes will not (in tin insignificant item of profit, for probably >"' other crop will yield so much In Ihc uorc in now ground just broken for cultivation. Daufflitdi'H* fluty to 'i'fi<iii' Motlici-tt. If all that mothers aro to thorn camo home to the perceptions of daughters at an earlier period, they would be more anxious than tlioy generally seem to bo to spuro those mothers, lo prolong their days, and save them from much of the exertion and anxiety that aro likoly to shorten their lives, and that if only fiom merely selfish reasons, says Harper's iia/.ar. How many daughters are there who, if it lies between them to do it, dp not let thoir mothers rise iu the morning and make the fire and prepare tho breakfast, who, in the interim between cooks, do not lot thu whole burden of euro and tho chief endeavor of work come upon the mother, who do not lot tho mother get up in tho night und attend to the calls of sudden ills; who, if it is necessary to watch with tho sick, Uo not hold themselves excused, and the duty _ to bo_a maternal one; who do not fool it thoir privilege to bo ready for cullers and company whilu tho mother is still in working doshabillo; who aro not in the habit of taking the most comfortable chair; and who in the mal ter of provisions or toilet, do not think almost anything will do for mother, but they themselves must be fresh and flno and in the fashion V How many daughters arc there who, when pleasure taking comes in question, do ieol, oven if perhaps unconsciously, timt tho mother IIIIB had her day and ought to bo contented, p II und they should be the ones to go and tuko tho onjoymehty It would seem as if tho moro sentiment of self preservation would teach daughter* a better line of conduct. It is tho mother limiting tho central spot of thu house usually that mukot; home possible. It is tho mother from whom tho greater part of the happiness of tho homo prjcoeds. If she dies the homo disintegrates, or it in not unusual that another comes in her place -a foreign und alum element; ueforu whom the old union und happiness may possibly fly. To preserve this home and this happiness, ono would imagine, should be tho first effort of the daughter, that uho should, out of regard fur her own comfort aud gnitillca- tion us' well aa for that of others, Book every uioans to make lifo easj to tlie mother, to insure her health and long tH'cf dnyn. Never uuiuu will uny daughter uii.v<i auoh u friend as thiswwthw; no fond adorer's eyes will ever follow her with tUo same disiutwoBtad love us tbU mother's eyes do, »y«ipawiy. liw fc»^i ; '' TAM58 Of WAtt tlficolh'n Klnd-rieltrt«(1n<>»l!-Orftnt'« Cool- fiettAfid Determination—AStorJ of Sheridan. Pew men «ho have occupied as ptomi nent a place as that which ex-Governor James A. Aehrey, of Montana, filled during the soul-stirring; times of the civil war, have retired from public life carrying with ^them so completely the respect and good feeling of those with -whom they were allied or whom they were opposed as he. It is seldom that Mr. Ashley can be induced to refer to the old days when he played siieh a prominent part in the national legislature, and was c!ioaen-to be the mover of one ot the most radical propositions ever made befpre this country, and one which at the time demanded no small amount of bersonal courage. Fearlessly he performed tho duty of moving the amendment to the constitution abolishing slavery in this country, at the close of the war. A reporter met the ex-governor i« fen- evenings ago in Delmonico's. After having a business chat Mr. Ashley entertained the reporter for over an hour with anecdotes of the war times, about many of the prominent men who were bis coijtem- poraries in public life. Starting out in politicaj life when only 20 years of age, ne was intimately acquainted with nearly ill the men whose names have become historical in connection with those turbu* lent times before and during the war. Concerning all 'these men Mr. Ashley liis an inexhaustible fund of anecdotes, and although now in his 66th year, his memory is as clear and his eye as bright as it was thirty years, ago. He told the reporter some interesting stories of President Lincoln's kind-heartedness. "1 consider President Lincoln, he said," "one of ;he most remarkable men who ever lived, and his kindness of heart was shown to all men at all times, I remember once when Carl Schurz, who was with the army, md sent a letter to the president without consulting his commanding oflicer. Of course, this was a breach of discipline not to be countenanced, and he subsequently wrote a letter of apology to Mr. jincoln. The president replied by letter: Nevci mind; come and see mo.' Of course, when Sclmrz went ho began to" apqlogi/.e profusely, but the president, seeing how ill at ease ho was, smiled and .aid in a kindly tone, 'Never mind, tenure, I guess before we get through talking you won't think I am as bad a man is some people say f am.' Timt kindness >roke Scliur/, all up. "Another time 1 saw him give a pardon or a soldier sentenced to be shot, on tho supplication of tho poor fellow's wil'o and daughters. Of course, there was n most >athetic scene, und many of the bystanders cried. After signing tho pardon the president said; 'Well, t have made one family happy, but 1 don't know about the discipline of the army.' " Mr. Ashley also told some good stories about General Grain, of whom, he was a loyal and j'rdunt admirer. Among some ho related was ono of a circumstance on the evening of tho. first day's battle of Shiloh, which had been a defeat. "At that time," he said, "when any man .might have felt disturbed, tho quartermaster c« me to General Grant and told him that if ho was again defeated on the next day he could not transport the troops (about 05,000 in number) if it was necessary to cross the river. "Grantasked him: 'Howmany can you handler" " 'Ten thousand,' replied the quartermaster. "'Well,' slid General, quietly, 'if we are defeated, you will be able to "carry all that ure left.' "So you see," said Mr. Ashley, "what determination Grunt had. He simply determined to win or be annihilated. 1 ' Another story about Grant's coolness was as follows: "Sheridan, when he came oust, was assigned by Grant to General Meado's command. General Meade ordered him to go out with his cavalry and re- counoitro, but to bo careful about Stuart, who was troubling Meade's brigade. Shorii an, whoso blood was up, used some rather strong language, and said that he would 'knock bell out of Stuart if he could get at him.' General Meade, who was a quiet man, when he again mot Grant, said: '\Vfill, General, that man Sheridan you sent me is rather insubordinate.' " 'How is that? What has he been doing?' asked Grant. "General Meade repeated Sheridan's remarks, and Grant replied: 'Did Sheridan say that?' " 'Yes, sir; he did,' i eplied Moade emphatically. '"Well,' said Grunt quietly, 'why didn't you tell him to go and do it.' "General Meade went back, took the hint, gave the order to Sheridan and Stuart never troubled the command again. "I could tell you stories all night,' said Mr. Ashley, "hut the war days ure over, and while 1 am as staunch a republican as I ever was in my lifo, I devote my time to my riilroiul interests and seldom think of resuming active political life."—Now York Tribune. .rfpinobody has boon collecting figures giving the distance to which sound is convoyed under the favorable atmospheric conditions. J. S.- Slranalian states that the whistle ami the noise of tho train on the trestle at Krio were formerly heard at a distance of 18 miles. W. .1. McC., of San Pablo, Gal., writes that on culm, clear days, etpeciully in the fall, they hear the rumble of the cars on a trestle located 18 miles distant. J. H. S. says that he li4H frequently heard the railroad whistle n Grand Island, while leaving at Orville. II distance of '28 miles, C. V. Swarthont of Hape Vincent, N. Y., frequently hears thu whistle at Kingston, Ont., 20 miles. GratlftlBf to ill. Th» high petition attained and the int. Ttrnnl acceptance and approval or tin plea»> ant liquid fruit remedy, Syrup ef Vim, u the most excellent laiaMve known. Illtu. *rato the value of the qualltlei on which IU •vceeai l» based, and are abandantly trail. tying M the Oal^ornla fit Syrup Company. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is Peculiar To Itself 100 Doses One Dollar FOR GALL STONES, HuvliiK umd SinlUi'u llllu Ik'ana Iu my family liuvu uu hutillttticy In reconumindfug them to IIOBU uiiltorlng from bllluusuoue, chills iiiul ftivor, •Ic. J. 13. OAINKV, Llinuulouu, l r la. Try "IIII.K IIICANS SMAI.1-" (10 llttlo bfimiH tu ouvli liuttlv). Voi'y tiumU— easy Iu tube. I'rieo uf olllivr »i/.ii, 85v. ov VOVK uituaaisr. 1« the name o* an eSCBlIent pronnrnltnn Inlnly Iftirnfliiced tor removing Mir frbtii the face, nctk or ftny part of the person Willie it I« ft perfect specific for tlili it Is ns liarmlcBB nn water in Its effect on tho skin. Very few preparations hare grown In porni- 1«f favor so Bnddcnl.v its IKrTotio. and It has flone to lolel^pn It8 merit. Th* arms of Italy havfi been altered on th« national teal and flag. The two small flag* are left out and the collars of I'Annon- clad and ieteral other ordcri are nddod. Dos'f let. worms eat the very life out of your little children. Restore thenfto health by firing Dr. Bali's Worm Destroyer. A centenarian known n.t "Uncle Bnro," who was one of Andrew Jackson's soldiers, died ncmf Sheffield, Ala., recently. His wife died In 1843, and every day since her burial ho had prayed at her grave. ••wHEim airt gather*, waste ttfttt." Great saving results from the use 5f SAPOLIO. 3t is a solid t;»ko of Scouring Soap used for nil cleaning purposes except the laundry. The kingdom oi Italy has * unique library In the books of travel of IU prfnceB, 6ach Italian prince being hound to write & com-' plcte account of his travels, tten with tuch minute details as hotel bills. • Tlioro 1ms nan-been anything discovered '.lint will equal Duhblnn' Electric Sonp for all liiiiiBchnld tines. U makes paint look like now, nml Hnllios ns nMIt a.i annul. Our wash, man nays It la a pleamre to use It. Ask your grocer for It. There are 85 men in Suffolk still employed In making tun flints, or "flint-knap. pln»," as tlioy call It, for the nee of the remote savages who have succeeded to the lung discarded flint guns and pistols of civ- ill/iition. E. A. HOOD, Toledo, Oliln, nays: "HnllV Catarrh Cure cured my wlto of cnlarrli fifteen years ago and elto 1ms Imd no return of It. It's a sure cure." Sold by Drug. gists, 7Bc. M. Rllt has offered to spend half a million francs in redecorating the Purls opera house, on condition of bciiig made n director fur seven years and an oflicer of the legion of honor. The best cough medicine la I'lso'a Gum for 3oiiMimptlon. Sold (iverywhuru, !35r. The International unsocialhm for Ihu nup- ircsnloli of gambling at Monti' Curio lids' scored one success by a side, inorumcnt upon the Casino ot Tanglers. U has cloned up. HRKCHAM'H l'iu.fl cure nil/oiM find Norvoti? 111*. A recent hailstorm al C'olusa, Cnl., do-, vclopcd the fact llial lmt« live nniong tin; (treen follneo of trees during the dayii <n iiimmer. The hall knocked a greul many to the ground. A pocket pin-cushion free to iniukera of 'TitiniiH'8 I'lincli", fle. Cigar. American to"" 1 '"; '.r. "urn mtvo huim having n hard time of it. They have lioen (Ircni-liwl wllh cold rains and lev winds have Hilllrd tliclr blood. But Hum, I'ifler nil, It In '•I'arcc." All the ye&r roufut, yb'tt rely upon Dr. Pierced Golden Medical Discovery to purify the blood and invigorate me System. It's not like the sarsaparillas, that are said to be good for the blood in March, April and May. The "Golden Medical Discovery 1 •works equally well at all times, and in all cases of blood - taints, or luirnofs, rid matter what their name or nature. ' ' It's the cheapest blood-puri* fier, sold through druggists, because you only pay for t/tH good you get. Your money is returned if it doesn't benefit or cure you. Can you ask more ? "Golden Medical Discovery" contains ho alcohol lo inebriate, and no syrup or sugar to derange digestion. It's a concentrated Vegetable extract; put up in large bottles; pleasant to the taste, and equally good for adults or children. The " Discovery " cures all Skin, Scalp and Scrofulous affections, as Eczema, Tetter, Salt-rheum, Fever-sores, White Swellings, Hip-joint disease and kindred ailments. A now method or oomnoundlnp* Tnr. SURE CURE for PILES, SALT RHEUM nmt Hll Sliln DlHcnimi. Send & 2<£«Umn« for Free Nam- with Hook 74 Rold br nil Dr«ffK<Btr ah d D 7 KOIDCK , f O JInndgloh St., Ohl«i|ta.FMai50o.l WlfnoliRln OruectlBtB Biindtld by OltftliXG * KUTTON Of., MtlnSKlirf, Wlm. 8 0;% PENSION Bir IsPassed.^ 1 ""^" itlurt ii»fflJ3 a mn. K« *in when yeuB«ty*urmon« .huiksfic.'. JOSKI'H H. Ht'KTKR, 2tlj,lru1>lnfrt« in anil Fnthors aro t mont. IB, D. I HAIR ON IKE FACE, NECK, ARMSf AHYPOF PERSOI EASILY, QUICKLY AND SAFELY REMOVED WITH AMP THE nitOWTII DiBCovKRrn nr ACCIDI:NT. In , ... pletc mixtin« WIIB iirL-tili'iitnllv npllleil o,. . ftftcrwiu-'l It wan iliHcuvcrod timt Hie tiuir cliarwil tlie now dlHuovory und iianifl it M from nil injurli BJ^ WlTHUtlT INJlHtV OK 1'lPWH.gitATION TO THg 'ompountllnc nnoOier prenarntlon. tbtlBOOBB* "• •' -m thelwcku-- * - ' '•-' ulr \VIIH cum _... - -t MOJtKNK. .....,-- , » BiibhtRnn.'f, nnd Biint'ntiicii'il to bo aa harm lens us watir. , ImbHcIc uf llioliand, andonwMhint WIIH ciiinplotoly romoTetl. W»pnr« (IJ'ENK, It in perfectlypur«, frtf . i)le iiuy olio ciin us* It, utul you will lie nnritrfrtcd and tlctighttd wtui th« rcBiiltfl. It iicta mildly but xurely. Apply for u few miiiutei. then vub ofl'und the Imlr guon with it. It linn no connection wlintevcr with any othw nrcptiriillun over used for lllto imrpoHCH, and no scientific dliuovory «Tirob* tutned Huvh wonderful ronnltq. 1'L' CANNOT FAIT;. Iftlia bftlrbtthu and liiK 1 , utie application will lomovo tt pi>riiuiiH)i)tly. The heavy growth, iue« AH I ho buard, or Jmir on moloi, may rcijnfro two or more iippncntiuns befon nil I tie I'ootH ure dcatroyod, althoiitfli ntllmlr will bo rontoveauachnppllcfttlon. Young ptTBona who flttd nn cnibntranelug growth of hair coming, .mould. OM Mode no to early u.-itruy Id growth. Recommended tj-j alt who t>ao« tcttttt Itt m»rlti—ltmf fctf peoplt cf njtntmttit, 1 « "• Gcnllcmenwlio do notnpproclato nature's gift of a beard will find ftp coD^ffirtfireiiUineV^ witli your full ad'lroBB vrritlun v«ry pltihilv. (!nrt "i mlt'tiro BnrrmUy privtit*!. I'oHtogs ctnmpn recelT" MDionicaih. (UK 8UUR TO WENTloX Yorii A.l'HT* AND THIS 1'APKK.) Address AQEHTS} MODENE MANUFAOTUF7ING CO . CINCINNATI, O. / ADENTS }• HAHUFACTUBtRS OF THE HIQHHT OSAOE HAIR PnEPARATIOHS. 1 'j You can register your letter ut any post-office and insure its cafe delivery. I _ _ , onv)ncn t j |0 p u y| 0 (i mt Mnfinnn Is nn artlnla of m*rit, we mall with «a*fc In galil a leffRlnirrKinbnc to forfeit OnnThiiiifiniiil JiulUri to any Pnrchain WAHTll. Toc i, n | t |, Cl >I n ,, , oraclentlnt, If MUUCIHI inns to imriiianenllj- roin»vn lliolmlr, ordlncolord or liijurci* thfl akin In tlieillfht* ••t mufiner or prniltii'pit «»T iliiplffrt««nt npnniillon or frvllnq wlinn Mpplyliiif or ever afterward. jSVUJtX IJOTTLli is CUAlt ANTiaiau. CUT Tuia Auvtiu'' our A3 IT HAT HOT xi-rna • — PAINLESS, PILLS EFFECTUAL W WORTH A GUINEA A BOX. ^61 For BILIOUS & NERVOUS DISORDERS S L CH Sick Headache, Weak Stomach, Impair/id Digestion, Constipation, Disordered Li ACTING LIKE MAOIC on the vital organs, strengt muscular system, and arousing with the rosebui The Whole Physical Energy of the Human F| Beecham's Pills, taken as directed, will quick, FEMALES to complete health. SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. Price, 25 cents per Bo Prepared only by THOS. BEEOHAM, St. Helena, Lancashir 'physi: of tho ull, on [directly !ch satis- Rrain was B, F. CO., Sola Agent* fnr TTnlttd Still™ »oifr ilrniffftnt tines not fceep thetn) witl matt llrccham't 1'ilt* on' receipt of price—but {nqtilreflrst wil-h Hie dJd o Try ib in your nexh hftuse- see. A STRUGGLE WITH DIRT Goes on in civilized society from the cradle to the grave. Dirt is degradation — and degradation is destruction. Women, especially, are judged by thoir habits of household cleanliness, and no stronger condemnation can be expressed than "she keeps a dirty house and a filthy Mtohen," But the struggle with dirt is often unequal. The woman's weakness or the woi'thlessness of the soaps she uses make it impossible to overcome th» demon of dirt. By the use of S APOLIO she wins easily , Best Cough Medicine. Recommended by Physicians. Cures where all else fails. Pleasant and agreeable to the taste. Children takj it without objection, BT druggist*. CON SU M PT I ON If^You Want to Know the human system, 7M<A naved t al*ea»« fttcfuoe<*y nornnce aud ttiditoi'ttiom to aliform* of cttiraM, d Ryra, Itvpturt, rhimoait, ttt.. tn Marrfaye and have prit* babt*H if Doctor's Droll Jokni, profuittly Ulat* , -p cents for nuw Lnugh Cure Dock celled (MEDICAL SENSE AMD NONSENSE/; 7 M. lill.L I'l it CU., TA) Bint iiftth Bt.. Nt>w YorX OLD OLAfMQ «o«II«tl miller MiVV . Soldlnrn, Wlilowi, PumiluiiHKlforklniik mi. fllcntloni null Infnniuitlon. .I'ttlrluU ' T/tii Uldett MiilMnt In t/ie World In probably JHt. ISAAC THOMI'KON'S CELEBRATED EYE-WATER This urllulo IB u cfirefully propnrud |iliyfliflun'« t>re Boriptiou, uttd has bueu iu ooiiKtttut utte fur uuurly ' MUtury. TherH uru tew dUvuitel to whivh numkliu «ro fuujeot wore tllntremlotf tliau »ore wyeff, ttuf noue, pBrhapii, for which more reuiediea hitvu bi^oi tried without Bucoetia. For all external tnflarmnttUoi- •f the iye» tt is an Infallible remedy. It tlie diiec tlouB ure followed It will never full, we pai-tiuutiii'l; invite tke attention of iibyBloiuuB to UB meritB. Fol Bale by all druggUti. JOHN L. THUUfBON, BUMt t 00., TBOT, H. V. EBtabliBned IW. _ Who Value a Retlnud _ Complexion Must I pozzoNrs MEDIOATeO eOMPLEXION POWDER. InjKjyounir w.u nif "«»,','" ln .t", LUjpiitouuUY «wo, tScte »vos, tjul rajH|^«!Si l 8Si^i!fWi! MHM M^%%|%^|£%;| WM. FITCH & CO., IU« Curcomii lIulldlliK, \Vil»liluglou, 1). 0. PENSION ATTORNEYS of ovnr !f!> yoalV oxiiorldiico. 8uvcunhfully promtuuta IHiollH Illld UlllllllU Of till lUlldlt III 0ll(M'lDlit IIUHalblt _ _ '''• A. MOIMIANM WASHINUTOM, 1). O ._ _. Brnul fur cl run Inr. _ I'ATB.YK «i,a Clovi-rainciil ulnlnii u( >l iirouDulcil Iry 'fllOS. M>SllKt:llV, At- itliliitfton, 1). U.. mill fiumout, M. N|| w( Pp.§IDl..UI5 : li law. \N rilt liy of hums, A. (J. »u Tin' DNulillKy ami |l 111>(-iiill-ii( Kill 1m* Ijuvouio u law. \\riUimu ut uiiciifiu' liliMikui>|>llmitUu anil a ouiiy of htiiue, vvlili-U will liu nc-nt you [ruuof M. •*.. *.-^ M( \VHsIiJiiKtt'". 1^. O., Alt)' Tlumt.uaJ.I I'.NTITLKI) up ilijr Uiu NKW ACT. Write Iniiuuuiutul)'. lar iiJ.A.diB w «™w * w • ^ • • ^r fol' UtlltlLuittlOll. J. II. tllt.VM.H & VO.. \\Muusumx, U. 0. NISVVMW. DIKJ.OOO »olillor« ,,.. 1V nuil rulutlvtiu uutUloil. Aiuily nt llQliliu uliil liialruoliouij fr«o. HO|llj|<}tt tVUy'*, VV'uvUiuKtoit, 1). 0.^ telldf FAT FOLKS REDUCED. trtal Dr: a'iVrK ^ „ rcmudlua for ouo inontb, from tlurch 0 to April 0. i wotghutl tu llja. Atlcr two wucks I wolgliod a» Ibe.. *- "--ivtag lout IS Ibs. '. now weigh SID Ul., havliia- lOBb uaCSdiM.Tiiouo iioutu. Any one -ioiibtuiifthjaiiiny AddroEamoTwrBotmlly, wltbtit4ittiia. tuiiTl will QuatiUoufl. 1 liavo uoc buuu nick, and worked fon furnish nmduvlu to tlili LIZZIE BUB BU'tlU'U'Ol'S n.iisu litliuCKD u TO 16 iaamftx* •omaby tlio uototuio eypUMtlon of ]„*?'-••*' tt>tnedlo& Tlie tlvatmoiit of oboslty.a Nnuio Uil9 paper when yo» trriU. I puicrib* dorse £!K fl Biieolfio forn of thUdlieue.' Q. II. IHQRAHAM.M. O. AuiiterdnK, N, T, Vfe bare aold Bl« «»tc* uny j ears, aud u Mk elvea tUo btit ol «»«» 91.00. Clll - P»ilH»«l) Cgrod with V«gel«l>l« RtmtdlM Kl

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