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UPfBR JPE8 MOlNgSi ALQONA IOWA. WEDJSHESDAY APitfL 20, I860 *"'-^ Utt * *> ''"**: DICK RODNEY; or, The Adventures of An Eton Boy,,, BY JAMES CHAPTER VIII.—(Continued.) "I remember well when, from a wild forest, I saw before me a long blue ridge. It was the Sierra Leonda—or the Mountain of the Lioness, as the fiiggers thereabout call it, the highest In North or South Guinea. Glad was I, Master Rodney, to see the flag of old England waving on the fort and In the bay. There was a sloop of war at anchor there, the Active; and when she flred tho evening gun you would have thought a whole fleet was saluting, there are so many echoing caves •nd dents In tho mountains and along the shore. "I soon made my way home to England, but was more laughed at than pitied for my queer figure-head, which frightened some folks, my old mother especially, for she banged the door right In my face, and called for the police when I went to her old bunk at Deptford. "However, I got used to all that sort of thing; but as folks are so Ill-bred and uncharitable ashore, I have left Deptford forever, and keep always afloat, to be out of harm's way. So that's the yarn of how I became tattooed, Master Rodney." " "Finish the brandy-and-water, Tom," eald I, "and now we'll make a start for the brig—noon Is past, and the atmosphere cooler than It was." "Your very good health. Next time we splice the main-brace ashore, I hope it will be in Cuba," said Tom, finishing the contents of my flask and then becoming so jovial that he broke at once Into an old sea-song, the last two verses of which were somewhat to this purpose: "I learned to splice, to reef and clew, To drink my grog with the best of the crew, And tell a merry story; And though I wasn't very big, Aloft I'd climb, nor care a fig To stand by my gun, or dance a jig, And all for Britain's glory! "When home I steered again I found My poor old mother run aground, And doleful was her story: She had been cheated by a lawyer elf, Who married her for her old dad's pelf, But spent It all, then hanged himself. Hooray for England's glory!" ' Just as Tom concluded this remarkable ditty with tones that made the volcanic grotto to echo to "glory," a voice that made us start exclaimed, close by us: "Bueno! Ha! Ha! Los Anglesos burrachios!" On hearing this Impertinent reflection on our sobriety we both looked up and saw—what the next chapter •will tell you. CHAPTER IX. • ' Dangerous Company. flehind us stood eight fellows, five of whom had muskets, and three heavy bludgeons. They were apparently Spanish seafaring men; but whether contrabandistas of the lowest class, a portion of a slaver's crew, or rnere- iy drunken brawlers, we could not at first determine. However, they soon made us aware that robbery was their object, and that they were in no way averse to a little homicide if we Interfered with their plans in the least. , Some had tlielr coarso, but glossy and Intensely black hair confined by nets or 'cauls; others had only Barcelona handkerchiefs round their heads. The spots of blood upon these, together with several patches and discolored eyes, showed us that these modern Iberians had been fighting among themselves. Their attire, which consisted only of red or blue shirts and dirty canvas trousers, was rather dilapidated; but something of tho picturesque was imparted to it by the sashes of glaring red and yellow worsted which girt their waists, and in which they had long knives stuck conspicuously. By their bearing, their dark glaring eyes, their muscular figures, their bare arms, chest and feet, their bronzed, callow and ugly visages—and more than all by their rags, which were redolent of garlic and coarso tobacco, it was evident that we had fallen into unpleasant society. Several had silver rings in their eara, and on the bare chest of one I saw a crucifix marked either with Ink or gunpowder. i These fellows had come from the In- : ner or back part of the cavern, where they had evidently been observing us for some time before they so suddenly appeared. "Acqu'arcllente," said one, approvingly, as he applied his fierce, hooked nose to my empty flapk, and then placed it in his pocket. A second snatched away my courier-bag, and a third appropriated my telescope, which he etuck In his sash. Taking up a stone which lay at hand, I was about to hurl It at the head of the latter when the muzzle of a cocked musket pointed to my breast, and the butt of another applied roughly to my back, admonished we that discretion was the better part of valor. •El page de escoba—ha, ha!" (the cabin boy), said one contemptuously, us be examined my attire—a eniart Jacket, with gilt anchor buttons, Hislop.had given me, My pprte- njonnale, wjiiqh.contained only a few Sh}}llng§ ( and, my gqjd. watch, a p?es- ejit given tp me by my mother Wfcen I went to Eton, were soon taken.from me. As for poor Tom, he possessed only a brass tobacco-bax, a short, black pipe, and one shilling and sixpence; yet he was speedily deprived of them by one who seemed to be the Itader of the gang. "You rascally Jack Spaniard!" said Tom, shaking his clenched fist in the robber's face, "if ever I haul alongside of you elsewhere, look out for squalls!" At this they all laughed, and seized us by the arms, dragged us Into the back part of the cavern or fissure in the rocks, leaving one of their number, armed with a musket, as sentinel, at the entrance, where he lit a paper cigar, and stretching himself on the grassy bank, placed his hands under his head, and proceeded to leisurely smoke In the sunshine. These proceedings filled us with great alarm; now that they had robbed us of everything save our clothes, what could their object be? One of them produced two pieces of rope, with which our hands were tied. Dragged by some, and receiving severe blows and bruises from the clenched hands and musket-butts of others—accompanied by the Imprecations and coarse laughter of all—we were conveyed through a low-roofed grotto, or natural gallery In the rocks, the echoes of which repeated their voices with a thousand reverberations. The only light here was by the reflection of the sunshine at the entrance, where the basalt was coated by a white substance, the debris of some old volcanic eruption; for the slope up which we had been ascending all the morning formed a portion of the great Peak. And now we became sensible of a strange sound and a strange odor pervading all the place. Through a rent in the rocky roof of the grotto there fell a clear, bright stream of sunlight, that revealed the terrors of the place toward which our captors dragged us. On one side there yawned a vast black fissure or chasm, In the somber masses of obsidian and red blocks of lava which composed the floor of that horrid cavern; and from this fissure there ascended, and doubtless still ascends at times, a hot, sulphurous steam, which rendered breathing difficult and induced an Inclination to sneeze. From the depth of that hideous chasm, the profundity of which no mortal eye could measure, and no human being could contemplate without awe and terror, we heard a strange, buzzing sound, as if from the bowels of the inner earth, far—heaven alone knows how far—down below. In fact, we were upon the verge of one of those natural spiracles which the natives term "the nostrils," or avenues through which tho hot vapors of that tremendous Piton ascend; and the buzzing sound that made our hearts shrink, we scarcely knew why, was caused by some volcanic throe at tho bottom of the mountain, whose base is many a niilo below the waters of the sea. The fissure waa also twelve feet broad, and across It there lay a plank, forming a species of bridge. Two of our captors crossed, and then ordered us to follow them. I followed like one in a dream; but my heart was chilled by a terror so deadly that I had no power or thought of resistance. My first fear was that the plank might be trundled from under our feet, and that we would be launched into the black abyss below; but such was not the object o£ these Spaniards, as Tom and I were permitted to pass in safety. The remainder of the thieves followed, and we found ourselves In ap- other grotto, the roof of which was covered by stalactites, that glittered like gothic pendants of alabaster In the light that fell from the upper fissure, which formed a natural window, and through it we could see the thin, white steam ascending and curling in the sunshine. Now, supposing that they had us In perfect security, our captors proceeded to hold a consultation as to what they should do with us; and Imagining that we were both ignorant of their language, or, what is more probable, caring little whether we knew it or not, they canvassed the most terrible resolutions with perfect coolness and freedom of speech. CHAPTER X. <;./ The Ventana. Tom Lambourne's face wore somewhat of a blanched hue, through which the stripes of his tattolng seemed blacker than ever. A severe cut on his forehead, from which the blood was oozing, did not add to his personal appearance. He scarcely knew a word of Spanish, but seemed instinctively aware that we had fallen into hands nearly as dangerous as his former acquaintances, the Mussolongoa, for he said: ''Master Rodney, I fear we have run our last knot off the log-line, and our sandglass won't run again, unless heaven gives the order to turn, Yet, if I could but get one of these mus- ke'ta, to have a shot at the rascally cargo^puddlera before it's all over with U8,1 would be content. As Jt ip, J am all over blood, from clew to earring, and tfcey have well-nigh ehqke4 me by a q.ui4 down ray throat." "Hush, Tofii,'* feald 1, fo* I waa listening to a discussion which took place among the Spaniards. "Do you understand their lingo?" "A little." "What are they Saying?" he asked, with growing interest. "I will tell you immediately." But as they all spoke at once la the Sonorous Spanish of the Catalonian coast, mingled with obscure slang and nautical phrases, some time elapsed before I could understand them. Meanwhile, how terrible were the thoughts that filled my mind. "If these fellows murdered and cast us into that awful chasm, the deed would never be known; until the day of doom our fate and our remains could no more be traced than the smoke that melts Into the sky. Even If we escaped unhurt, but were detained eo long that the brig sailed without us, what could be our condition, penniless, forlorn and unknown, in that foreign Island? But this was a minor evil. Then I burned to avenge the lawless treatment to which we were subjected, and the blows and bruises their cowardly hands had dealt so freely. "Companeros," I heard one say, "one of these fellows is tattooed and would sell very well to the South American planters with the rest that will soon be under hatches. He is worth keep- Ing, if he cannot ransom himself; as for the other—" "El muchaco!" (the boy) said they, glancing at me. "SI—el page de escabo—If he Is nl- lowed to return, a complaint may find Its way to the senor alcalde, whoso alguazils may come and borrow our topsails and anchor for a time; whereas, if we have him where the others went yesterday—" "Where?" "Into tho ventana, hombro!" was the fierce response; "and then no more will be heard of the affair." My blood grew cold at these words, and I scarcely knew what followed, till the first man who spoke came forward and addressed us. "Inglesos," said he, "we have decided that one of you, after swearing not to reveal our hiding place, shall return within four hours, bearing a fitting ransom for both, else, so surely as the clock strikes, he who is left behind goes into the ventana of the mountain, whore never did the longest sea line find a bottom—not that I suppose any man was ever ass enough to try. Santos! do you hear?" he added, striking his musket-butt sharply on the rocks, when perceiving that Tom was ignorant of all he said, and that I was stupefied by it. "Si, scnor," said I, and translated It to Tom Lambourno, who twirled his tarry hat on his forefinger, stuck his quid in his cheep, slapped his thigh vigorously, and gave other nautical manifestations of extreme surprise and discomposure. "Ransom, Master Rodney?" ho re- Iterated, "In the' name of old Davy, who would ransom a poor Jack like me?" "The whole crew would table their month's wages on the capstan head— aye, in a moment, Tom," I replied, with confidence. "I'm sure they would, and the captain and Master Hislop, too, for tho matter o' that, rather than poor shipmates should come to harm; but—" "As for me," said I, with growing confidence, "I am, as you said, sonores, only the page de escoba." (To be continued.) BEFORE TIME OF BELLS. The Sounds Which Cnllod to Church In Oltiou Times. Before the time of bells various Instruments were used to summon congregations to worship. In Egypt they are said to have followed a Jewish custom in using a trumpet. In some Oriental churches a kind of rattle gave the sigaal. In monasteries monks took it in turns to go round the cells calling the inmates to their devotions by knocking with a hammer, which was called the "awakening instrument." Bells of one kind or another are, however, of very great antiquity,' having been used in roligious ceremonies by many of the ancient nations as a means of honoring their gods and| summoning them to the feasts. For example, the feast of Osiria and Isls was always announced by bells. Pliny says that bells were in use long be- foro his time, being called "Tin tin nabula." The use of small bells (nolae) In England, Bays William of Malmesbury, may be traced back as far as the fifth century, and It is clear from Bede that even those of the largest kind (campanne), such as sounded in the air and called a numerous congregation to divine service, wera cm- ployed in England as early as the year 680, being that in which the Abbot Hilda died. Cutting Teeth When 63 Voars Old, Physicians of Knoxville, Tenn., have been consulted regarding a discovery made by a tourist in the mountains of Claiborne county, Tenn, The case os that of Mrs. Julia Spence, 63 years old, who has four new front teeth, all of which have recently become fully developed. Previously she had been without teeth for six years. It 13 considered remarkable that new incisors should appear at this late period in life. Mrs. Spence ia in perfect health. —Baltimore Sun. . Overlooked. Mrs. Beeswick—I can't see why those people next door don't take a bint, They're always sending over to borrow something. If we did the same, they might have an. excuse, but we've never got anything from them, yet, Mr. Bee8wick-^-My dear, you are Didn't we gej; tbe THB UTE RESERVATION.. tndlitn Laftdi lit Colorado Now Opened fo» Settlement. A Washington dispatch fifty 8: Tha opening of the Southern Ute Indian Keservatlon, which has been awaited with impatience for many months, hns at last been accomplished, the President having Issued his proclamation on April 4th, announcing the opening of these lands for settlement effective at noon, May 4, 1899. This vast nrca of arable lands, fifteen by sixty miles in size, located on cither side of the Denver & Ilio Grande railroad, south nnd east of Duraugo, cannot fall to attract a large nnd de- sirnblo class of settlers. The Ute Indians are entitled, under the law of 3803, to 374 allotments out of the entire tract. All the remainder of the area, about 630,000 acres, will be subject to entry under the desert homestead, timber nnd townsite laws, and tho laws governing the disposal of coal, mineral, Btono nnd timber lauds, and many of tho Indian allotments will be Icnst'fl by Intelligent white men at reasonable rates. The lands embrace both valley nnd mesa or uplands, but the supply of water for irrigation is many times greater than will be called for. The soils arc the semi-adobe, sandy lonin and rtd— tho former being peculiarly adapted for tho growth of grain nud grasses,. while the soils last named nre unequalled for the growth of vegetables, alfalfa and fruit trctfs. Owing to tho percentage of gypsum In tho bottom lands, the yield of clover Is «s high as three and one-half tons to tho aero. Asldo from tho agricultural future of this great area of virgin soil, the stock industry gives promise of almost unlimited growth. The plateaus afford range for tons of thousands of head of cnttlo, horses nnd sheep, while tributary mining camps supply an abundant mnrlvct noted for good prices. Under Federal enactment. Ute Indians who so elect may accept allotments in severally. The lands allotted to the Southern Utes aggro- pate about sixty thousand acres, divided equally between agricultural and grazing lands, and allotments are generally hi compact form. Tho Indian umy lease his allotment for a period of three years, for agricultural, and ten years for mining and grazing lands. Tho advantages of tho leasing system arc: Fii'Ht— The lands are exempt from taxation and free. from cost of water charges, as the Indians own tho canals and tlltcljoa. • Second— The rental In most instances a small amount in cash and a share of tho crop — one-fourth or one-third. Third— Indians can be hired to work fit small wages and spend their money at home, thus keeping tho mouey ill circulation in the community. Fourth— The Utcs ore paid $50,000 annually by the government. Tho treaty provides that this payment shall continue "forever." This money goes into circulation in the immediate region where it is distributed from the bountiful hand of Uncle Sam. The act of Congress of February 20, 1805, which fixed tho time for tlio President's proclamation six months from that date, but which has been delayed until now, cites how the land shall be taken up by the whites, and 13 ns follows: "And shall be subject to entry under the desert, homestead and towiisita laws, and the laws governing the disposal of coal, mineral, stone and timber lands, but no homestead settler shall receive a title to any portion of such lands at less than one dollar and twenty-live cents per acre, and shall be required to make a cash payment of fifty cents per acre at the time filing is made upon any of said lands." Tho advantages of cash payment of fifty cents per acre are rmuiy. It shuts out the "professional boomer," and leads direct to a first-class citizenship i-that is, men of thrift, energy aud industry. .' The location of the lands in question ends tho public domain eutrys in Colorado, RO far as valuable farming lands extends, forever, as this particular urea embraces all that has been, by virtue) of be lug an Indian reserve, tvitheld from entry. It is the last chance for cheap, fertile and enviable homes. The laud otlices are in tho city of Durnngo, which i3 the commercial, manufacturing aurt educational center of southwestern Colorado. The city enjoys a population of 8,000 and tho singular distinction of being tho best built city of its size in the West, being largely of brick and stone and embracing among its edifices many costly business and residence structures. a,s well as expensive modern public, school and church buildings. Duraugo num liors among its business enterprises the San Juan branch of the Omaha-Grant smelter, employing hundreds of men, eeveral large coal and coke companies electric street railways, two dally papers, iron works, flouring mills, manufacturing enterprises of various descriptions and many extensive wholesale and retail establishments. The city is the terminal of the Itio Cruudo system itntl onjoys as tributaries n iliu'jiie section of tlie San Jtuui mining country as well as the agricultural, orchard and range sections of southwestern Colorado, northern New Mexioo and southeastern Utah. I')iiran;;o's prosperity and commercial Importance will be materially iiicmip.ort by opening for public entry iturter tlie homestead, timber and mineral hiv/s the un- allotted lands embraced -within tho boundaries of tho Southern Ute reservation and provided for by congressional enactment, as the soils subject to entry are susceptible to the perfect growth of cereals, grasses, fruit and vegetables, aiul tributary to the best cash markets the Vv'est affords. To impress tlie liomcseeker and those of an agricultural inclination with the superior market facilities of this sectlnu, it is only necessary to call attention to tho fact that tho extensive mining Interests embraced in the San Juau country afford employment to many thousands of men who depend absolutely upon tributary agricultural sections for the products of the ranch, rauge, orchard and garden. Duraugo is not doi.&uleut upon the ebb and flow of !\uy one industry, but blends smelting, inanufncturinjr. mining (coal, iron and precious metals) with agriculture, horticulture aud stock growing to an extent that renders tho future a cer» talnty as to commercial prominence industrial success, THE VAMlE 01? SAMOA, INVESflCIAtlNQ DISCUSSION ON COMMERCE. Positron M Coaling «wd Repair 6 tot loot of Speclnl Importance—Latest Butl- wate Places Population nt People* thivt slitrlit-oMtHiul man's ex» feiicc.'ssfiil, W»dtfe?" >'{ thiujf KO; I lent Uini iv counterfeit silver dql* 1 ar ivn'.l 1 1 P gn.v> "IP h<\e>\: a 'food P.RB. '' Tim 3 may uo wuiu-y, \t\i\, it'a (or H uuui to wulio his creditors Here it, , ' • The people, productions and commercial and strategic importance of the Satnoan islands are discussed In the current number of the Monthly Summary of Commerce and Finance, just issued by the treasury bureau of statistics. The Islands are located about 2,000 miles south and 300 miles west of the Hawaiian islands and fourteen degrees south of the equator. They lie in an almost direct line be-' tween San Francisco and Australia and slightly south of the direct steamship line connecting the Philippines, with the proposed Panama or Nlca-' raguan Interoceanlc canals. Theln special importance, therefore, lies more In their position as coaling and repair stations on these great highways of commerce rather than in their direct commercial value, their population being small and their imports and exports of comparatively little importance. The group consists of ten Inhabited and two uninhabited Islands, with an area of 1,700 square miles and an aggregate population, according to latest estimates, of 30,000 people, of which something over 200 are British subjects, 125 Germans, twenty-live Americans, twenty-flve French and twenty-flvo of other nationalities, while tho remainder are natives, of the Polynesian race. The bulk of tho population is located In the three islands of'Upolou, Savail and Tutuila; the number in Upolou being 16,600, in Savail 12,600 and in Tutuila 3,700. The islands are of volcanic origin, but fertile, producing coccanuts, cotton, sugar and coffee; the most Important, however, being cocoanuts, from which the "copra" of commerce Is obtained by drying the kernel of the cocoanut, tho "copra," which Is exported to Europe and the United States, being used in the manufacture of cocoanut oil. The exportation of copra from the islands in 1896 amounted to. 12,565,909 pounds, valued at $231,372. A considerable proportion of this was exported to the United States; a larger proportion, however, to Germany, whose citizens control Its commerce through a trading company which has long been established there. The cccoanut and copra production, however, varies greatly from year to year, owing to the fact that many of tho cocoanut trees have been destroyed in recent wars between native factions, a single Individual being able, by cutting .out the crown of the tree, to permanently destroy In two minutes' time the fruit-bearing qualities of trees which require several years for their growth. Especial interest attaches to these Islands from the standpoint of the United States, by reason of the fact that the harbor of Pago Pago, in the island of Tutuila, the southernmost of the group, was ceded to the United States for a naval and coaling station, first In 1872, and afterward confirmed by a treaty signed at Washington Jan. 17, 1878, and ratifications exchanged on Feb. 13 of tho same year, by which the United States were given the rigM to establish at that harbor a station for coaling, naval supplies, freedom of trade, commercial treatment as a favored nation and extraterritorial consular jurisdiction. This harbor was occupied by the United States In 1898, presumably with the purpose of utilizing its advantages as a coaling and supply station. Tutuila, the island upon whose coast the harbor Is located, has a population of 3,700 and an area of fifty-four square miles, wiille Upolou has an area of istO square miles, and Savaii 659 square miles. Tho Imports during the fiscal year 1895 amounted to $418,840, of which $00,62-1 came from tho United States, $64,G04 from Germany, $1,548 from Groat Britain, $153,708 from New South Wales and $110,605 from Now Zealand. In 1896 the imports were ?304,1G9, of which 547,552 camo from the United States, $49,802 from Germany, $177,857 from tho Australasian colonies, ?7,044 from Great Britain ami $21,904 from other countries. The exports in 1S95 were $256,758 in value, of which $33,050 went to the United States, being exclusively copra; $167,950 to Europe, of which $165,650 was copra, and $2,174 cotton. The 1896 exports were $263,047, of which $231,372 was copra. Fogs. They were talking about the recent fogs, and some one had stated that his morning train had stopped every half mile on its way to tho city, the fog being so thick that It was Impossible to see either of the railway banks. "Oh, that's noting!" said another man who was of tho company. "Down in Lincolnshire tho fog ij sometimes so thick that the driver had to get out and lead the engine,"—Tit- Bits. Chinese Detectives. The Chinese detective forco Is a se* cret body and the best organized In the world. They have an eyo upon every man, woman or child, foreign or native, in China, and, in addition, wjjtch over each other, ttfltt *e* ft „ „ tn Lapland if a man wishes to ke has to tm a race tHtfc taS tifl fii frants. the girl to giveft a Start ot 6ne-third the whole distance, and cafc *aslly win if she chooses td do «6. If, howetef, the marriage is fidt distasteful to her, she allows the ffian td eatdfi her up and win, he theretipoft claim* Ing her aa hia bride. - — •—• ^ -'-• ....- -.: i —»— ~n Compared. The largest city in the world "fa London, which has a population equating the combined population of Paris, Berlin, St. Petersburg and Home, ltd streets, placed in a row, would feach around the world, leaving a bit ore* long enough to teach from London td San Francisco. About 256,000 gallons of artificial wine are being made from barley every year In a large factory in Hamburg, The medical profession In Germany thinks very highly of the wine, and recommends it in tho hospitals of that country. Snake* In India. Snakes are one of the scourges ot India. Thousands of people die yearly from their bite. In the last twenty- two years the number of deaths attributed to this cause has reached th» enormous total of 433,289. Cnpnclty 100,000. Tho Crystal palace of London, xvhera the first world's convention of Christian Endeavor will be held In 1900, can accommodate 100,000 persona. Preparations are being made for 25,000 delegates. ~ ~ Foolhardy Ulan. Mrs. Sklrnpen—I think Mr. Smith, must have liked the beefsteak. Ha had tw6 helpings of it. The Tactless Boarder—Possibly he did it on a wager.—Boston Transcript. ~—- Curious Assertion. An English guide book makes tha curious assertion that a large proportion of those who have made the ascent of Mount Blanc have been persons of unsound mind. Two nt>xt door neighbors qtmrrelett, and one of them exclaimed excitedly: "Call yourself a man of sense! Why, you're next door to nn idiotl" A Strong HIim'8 Secret. The strongest mnn on earth says tho secret of his wonderful power is perfect digestion. Hosteller's Stomach liiitcrs ninlces digestion easy, and cures all complaints arising' from a weak stomach, such as indigestion, biliousness, liver and kidney ailments. As a tonic it is marvelous. Everybody needs it at Ihis time of the year. Tho ill-fed waiter is often responsible for the poorly fi>d guest. 41 Courage and Strength in Times of Danger/' cftead the warning between the lines. What is that warning? It is of the danger from accumulation of badness in the blood, caused by the usual heavy living of the Winter months. Spring is the clearing, cleansing time of the yeart the forerunner of the brightness and beauty of glorious Summer. Follow the principle that Nature lays' down. Start in at once and purify your, 1 blood with that great specific. Hood'ai Sarsaparilla. It never disappoints. ' Poor Bloocl—" Tho doctor said there wore not seven drops of good blood In my body. Hooa's Sarsaporilla built mo up and made me strong and -well." SUBHC E, BBOWH, 16 Aster Hill, Lynn, Mass. - , Female Troubles-" I am happy to Bay that I was entirely cured of femalo troubles by Hood's Sareaparllla.' It helped my husband's catarrh greatly." MBS. J..E..' !, 703 S. CtU Street, Camden, N. J. Kood'a I'llla cure liver Ilia ; tho non-Irritating unit' only cntliartlo to tako with ilooiTu Earaapurtlla. Miss Fox — Papa, why does a young, man give his fiance a diamond ring? Mr. Fox— Oh, that's tho forfeit he puts up to insure a fight. Try Graln-ol Try Grnln-ot Ask your grocer to-day to show yon a package of GRA1N-O, the new food drink that takes the place of coffee. The children may drink ifc without injury ns well as the adult. All whor.vy it,. like it. OliAIN-O hns that rich seal brown of Mocha or Java, but it la made from pure grains, and the most ilolieate stomach receives ifc without distress. One-fourth the price oi DofFee. 15e find 25e per package. Sold by all grocera. The toast of the evening is taken from a bottle. Aro You UsiiiK AJlun'a It Is the only cure for Swollen, Smarting, Burning 1 , Sweating Feet, Corns and Bunions. Ask for Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder to be shaken into the shoes. At all Druggists and Shoa Stores, 26o. Sample sent FUSE. Ad*, dress, Allen S. Olrosted. keRoy, N, Y, The beginning of a letter is infl* nitely harder to write than its end*, Oh That Pelklom Coffee J Costa but Jo per lb. to gn»w. BaJzer ha* the Beed. German Coffee Berry, PI'S. 16CJ ,_.., ... , ^.izer'8 New Am; ericnn Chicory J6c v Cut ttiia out »qd «eod " for any of ftbove puckass* or »««w * |l Mf ta^WJ% Wulm ^e* T. .. _ vsv%r

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