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Woman'! Paradise. The following eifrnct it from the pot- IbumoiiB works of Thomas De Quincej: Nineeen time* out of twenty I have remarked, Unit the true paradise of a female life, in ranta not too elevated, for constant intercourse with the children, is by no means the years of courtship, nor the earliest period of murriage, but that Requested chamber of her experience, in which a mother is left alone through the day, with servant per hups in a distant part of the house, and (God be thanked) chiefly where there aro no servants at all, •he is attended by one sole companion, ber little first-born asuel, ns yet clinging to her robe, imperfectly nble to walk,_ still more imperfect in its prattling nml innocent thoughts, clinging to her, haunting her wherever she goos, as her shadow, catching from her eye the total inspiration of it* little palpitating heart, and sending to hers, a thrill of secret pleasure, so often as the little finger* fasten on her own. Left alone from morning to night, with this ono companion, or even with tiireo still weariritf the graces of infancy; buds of various stages upon the self snmij tree, a woman if she hns (he great blessing of approaching such a luxury of paradise, is moving—through the divmest section of her life. As evening sets in, the husband through all wulks of life, from the highest professional, down to the common laborer, relurns 1 )0 ne to vnry the order of conversation, by men thoughts and interests as aro cnut >onunt with his more extensive capacities of intellect, A POLITICIAN'S IilOGIKAWJY. Woigbt, 10 pounds. Cootfey-Tootsoy. Baoy boy. Mamma s darling. Papa's littlo man. Jimmy. James. Jim. Jimmy the kid. Young Mr. Brown. James Brown. Mr. Jum°H Brown. Clerk of Election Browa. Committemtin Brown. Alderman Brown. The Hon. J. M. Brown. Jurats Martin Brown. Brown. Jim Brown, linituie Brown. 'Steenth Ward Brown. Jimmio the bum. Jim. Whisky Jim. Old Soak. Cell 90. Coroner 's offloe—"Unidentified. — New York Advertiser. "It malces me tireSt People t& me—Is marriage a fail- are r Of course Vnint; a'poso I don't knew my biz—-what am I hero for?" If tho women only keep hoalthy they keep in good •pints and oupid is in demand. Let •very enfeebled woman know thin —thoro's a remedy that'll euro her, tho proof's positive. Hero's tho proof—if it doesn't do you good within reuBonablo time, report the fact to its makers and get your money back without a word—but you won't do it I The remody is Dr. Piorco's Favorite Prescription—and it has proved itself tho right remedy in nearly •very case of feraalo wenknoss. It is not a miracle. It won't cure everything—but it has dono moro to build up enfeebled and broken-down wo- thaa any other medicine knows. KING OP ALL COUGH CURES; DOCTOR ACKER'S ENGLISH REMEDY 80LD IN ENGLAND for Is. IHCL, and in AMERICA for 88 cents a bottle. IT TASTES GOOD, fcu d UHLAN BALM W1IX CUKE C ATARR H Trie* SO Canto. Aaalr Bala lata aaahnostril. •XT BH08., M Warrt»6t„ N. V FOR OLD AND YOUNG. . Tutt'aldver Pills act as fclndljr on tlra eltlld, the (lallaato female or lofbrin old .•a upon the vigorous man. '$ Pills (lira tone and strength to the weak statu- acta, bowala, kidoays and bladdar. CI6ARS WANTED at $1.90 PBR MOUTH iodMltn. 0an|lairlrW MUUt ;Ci.. MKININU •« eo„'"ev. S »«ul, Minn. _ MONICA. A STORY OF THESE TIMES. CnAPTEIt XXII. Monica's week nt A^hyulilllbog Is drawing to n close, Tlie day lins dnwnod Hint Is to usher In ixt even tho famous representation of The School for Scandal," as given by, Miss Fitzgerald, Captain Coubett, etc. The whole home Is topsy-turvy, no room belnjt sacred from the actors and actresses (save the mark!), and all the servants aro at their wits' end. There have been men down from the Onlety Theater, Dublin, who liave seen about tho sta.'O, and there have been other men from tho vllliiire of lU )ssm »yne to help In the decoration of thu ball-room, and between these two different sets of men an Incessant war has been racing for many days. Now nt last tho house Is comparatively quiet, and,'as four o'clock strikes, Mndnmo 0 Connor finds herself In her own special d«n (llm only spot Hint has not been disturbed) with a tca-equlpagu before her, and all her ladies in-waiting round her. These ladles, for the most part, are looking full of suppressed excitement, and nro In excellent spirits nod lireproticlinblo '.un­ pawns. Mary Browne, who has developed Into a general favorite, Is making some IniiKhinir "remark about Ijonl Kossmoyno, who, with all the other men, Is absent. •'D'ye know what It I.-, Mary?" says Madame O'Connor, In her unchecked brogue; "you might do something else with Iloss- nioyne besides making game of Win." "WlintV" suvs Mary Browne. "Marry him, to bo sure A young woman like yon, with moro money than you know whnt to do with, ought to have a protector. Faith you needn't laugh, for It's only common sense I 'm talking. Tenants, and the new laws, will play the mischief with your •oft heart and your estate, if you don 't get some one to look after them both." "Weill"' says Jfnry Browne. "Well, there's Russuioyne, as 1 said before, actually going a begging for a wife. Why not take him?" "1 don't care about beggars," says Miss Browne, with a slight smile. "I am not ono 01 tliosu who think lliein picturesque." "lie Isn't a beggar In any other sense than the one I have mentioned, lie is a very good match. Think of It. now." "I am thinking. Indeed, ever since inj first day here I Imvo been thinking how deeply attached he Is to Mrs. Bohun. Forgive me, Mrs. Hohnn." Olga Inuvlis lightly. There is something shout this plaln.glil that repels the Idea of offense. "What on earth put that Idea Into your head?" says the hostess, opening her eyes, who talks too much both In season and out of it tn be able to seo all the by-play going on anmnd her. "You aren 't sotting your cap at him, nro yon, O'g.i my dear?" "Indeed, no," says Olga, still laughing. "How could so absurd a notion Imvo got into anybody's liPtulr"' "How, Indeed?" says Monica, gayly. "There 's Otvon Kelly, then; though ho isn't as well off ns ltossinoyne, still ho will be worth looking alter by and by, when tho o!d man drops off. Iio's as good-hearted a fellow as ever lived, when you know what he's at,—which Isu' do him Justice, It struck mo ho was very civil to you Ia3t night." "lie wiis," says Miss Browne, whoso mor- rlment Is on the increase. "But I never inut any ono who wasn't civil to me; so I found him commonplace cnotijh. Ah 1 if ho had only been uncivil, now I" "Well, there ho is, at ali events," says Madame O'Connor, sententious!}*. "I hope he's comfortable," says Ml-'; Browne, kindly. "I sha'n't try to imlcolilm less so, nt least Why don't you recommend Mr. Desmond or Mr. Ilonnynoto my notice?" with a mischievous glance at Monica and Olga Bohun. "I 'm afraid they are done for," says Sfad- nine, laughing now herself. "And I only hope that handsome boy Honayne isn't lay- Ing up sorrow for himself and living in a fool's paradise. Indeed, Olga, pretty as you are, I 'll bo very angry with you If I hear yon Imvo been playing fast and loose with him.'' Tho old lady shakes Iter head grimly at Mrs. Bohun, who pretends to bo crushed beneath her glance. "To prevent you offering mo any moro suitors," says Mary Browne, steadily but with a rising blush, "I may as well tell you that I am ei;g.iged to he married " "Good gracious, my dearl then why dliln'- you say so before?" saysMadame.slltlug bolt upright and lotting her plncc-iilz fall tin- heeded Into lior lap. "I really don't know; hut I dare say because y;m look it for grunted I wiiMi't." "Mftiy," tays Sirs. Herrlck, speaking for the first time, and for the first time, too, calling Miss Browne by her Christian name, "tell us all about It." "Yes, do," says Monica, and all the women draw their chairs Instinctively a degree closer to the heroine of the hour, and betray in her a warm luterest After nil, what can equal a really good love -affair? "Go on, my dear," says Madame O 'Connor, who is always full of life where romance Is concerned. "1 hope it Is a good marriage." "Thu best In tho world, tor me," says Mary Browne, simply, "though he hasn't a penny in the world but what ho earns." As slio makes this awful confession, she Isn't iu the least confused, but smiles brightly. "Weil, MaTy, I must say I wouldn't have believed it of you," says Madame. "I would," Bays Monica, hastily laying her hand on one of Mary 's. "It Is Just like her. After nil, what has money got to do with It? Is ho nice. Mary?" "SonlcoT'says Mary, who seems quite glad to talk about him, "and as ugly as tny- »ol f," with s little enjoyable laugh, "so we can't call each other bud names; and Ills numo la Peter, whloli of courso will be considered another drawback, though I like the name myself. And we are very fond of each oilier,— I have no doubt about that; and thnt 'isall, I think." "No, It Is not all," says Madame O'Connor, severely. "May I ask when you met this young man?" . . ; "1 must take the sting out of your tone at once, Gertrude," says her cousin, pleasantly, "by telling yon that we were engaged long Ix/orenoor Klehavd died." (Rloh .ird, wee the scampish brother by whose deutli she Inherited all.) "Then why dldu't yoe. marry him?" says Madame. "1 was go\ng to,—In fact, we were going to run awoy," says Miss Browne, with Intense enjoyment at the now romote thought, —"doesn't It sound absurd?—when—when the news about Dick resetted us, and then 1 could not bring myself to leave' my father, no matter bow unpleasant my home might be *>' ' "What is ho?" sales 0)ga, with a friendly desire to know. ' "Adootor. In rather good practice, too, , in Dublin. He Is very.cleVer,*! aays Miss Browne, tel'lng her sfofjr so comfortably, that all their hearts go out to her, and Madame O'Connor grows lost in a reverie about what will be the handsomest a case of dlssectlng-nutves, this reverie Is short ! "Perhaps If you SAW some one else you might change your mind," sWftaya, a new thought entering.)'*"- head (if ; oouriojtliere wou'd be a dlffloiTfty about otterliig'&lpsoot- gentleman ^ ^ f $ ,tw - WS?,'*°P ntr y "I have had five proposals this year already,?' says Miss Browno, quietly, "bu(, if I could bo (yui'icess by doing,so, I would hQUWtfupi-ester." i i;i v. iSJ.Xr'y,. "Mary ( Browne, come here and tire me a W»»,^at>ys MnUaine O'Couhor, wiffiJ&v* in tier eyes. "You are thobestgijr^'jmow! and f always Bald it, I only hope yoju^Ptttor knowsthe'exttintofltf»luolc" fl f; V *rr-" Iniingins twltton sue M E^dou-t'tliliifc MMHHP plain.!! Where. Vio|MlW,HU'l J^^^^a^a^tj Curs to me that of course we nave oeen missing her all this time." "I know," says Monica, mysteriously;'she Is asleep,— getting herself up (or her LadyTeaz .e. I was running atuu? the corridor, outside her room, half an hour ago, when her mother came out on tiptoe and Implored mo to go gently, lest I should wake her." Gentle dove," says Mrs. Herrlck. I shall go and dance live, oun-cun up and down that corridor this moment," says Mrs. Bohun, raising to her feet with fell determination in her eye. '1 think yon had all better go to your rooms and get ready for dinner. It is painfully early to-night," s lys Madame, "on account of nil this nonsense of Olia's. But no dressing, mind, as 1 have told the men to come ns they are. Thero will be plenty of that by and by." • •#### Tho curtain has risen, has fallen and rlson again, and now has descend d for the Inst time. A Hotter—Is It ripturo or relief?— trembles thromth the audi nee. "The School for Scandal'' has come to n timely end I I selfishly forbear from giving my renders A lengthened account of it, as they (unless any of tho Aghyohlllbeg party takes up this book) have inercl that Is, unfortunately, been debarred by fate from evor witnessing n performance sue!) us this, that certainly, without servile flatt ry, may bo termed unique. Words (that Is, my words) would failtoglvonn adequate Idea of it, ami so from very modesty I hold my pun. "it was marvelous," s iys Sir .Mark Oire, who Is paying a Hying visit to Lord ltoss- moync. IIo snys till- with the profouudest solemnity, and perhaps n little in 'lancholy. Ills expression is decided*}' pensive. '•It was liid-'ud wondernil," Miys the old rector, In perfect good faith. And worn! rful It was Indeed. Anything o truly remarkable, I may safely declare, was never seen in this or any other generation. Miss Fitzgerald's Lidy Tenzlo left nothing to Lo desired, ssVo perhaps nn earlier fall of the curtain, whllu Captain Colihett's Joseph Siufuce was beyond praise. This Is the strict truth. He was indeed the more happy In his representation of the cimrivlt-r in that he gave his audience a Joseph they never had seen and never would see n:;aln on any stage, unless Captain d bbott could kindly be Induced by them to try it on sotuu other occasion. Sir Peter (Mr. Hyde) was most sumptuously arrayed. Nothing could exceed tho magnificence of his attire. Upon an amateur stage, startling habiliments copied from a remote period are al"">;saitractive, and Mr. Kydo did all ho knew in this line, giving even to tho ordinary Sir l 'eter of our old- fashioned knowledge certain garments In vogue quite a century before he could posd- bly have bjen b irn. Thisgiivu acliivimlng wildness to his character, a devil-may-care sort of nn air, that exactly suited his gay and festive mood. After all. wiiy should Sir Peter be old and heavy? why Indeed? Tho effect was altogether charming. That ther.i wero a few disagreeable peopie who said they would haw liked to know what he was al (sue i a phrase, you know!), whnt lie meant, ill fa >4, and who declared that, as a mere simple nutter of choice, they likod to hear a word now and again from an actor, goes without telling. There aro trim de- some people in every grade of snciety,— gnats thai U'lfistlng. Silence is golden, ns all the world knows; and Mr. llvde is of go of course he forget his part whenever ho could, and left out all the rent. This he. did with a systematic carefulness very praiseworthy In ».»young a man. On tli« whole, therefore, yon will see that the affair was an u:i| ivcedented success; and if some did go nwny puzzled ns to whether It wits a hurlesqu-j or a, nobody was to blnmo for their obi iisciiess.'riieru certainly are scenes In tills admirable comedy not pvovoi ntivo of laughter; but Mich was tho bad tn-to of Madame O'Connor that she joined in with the Philistines mentioned further buck, and laughed straight through the piece from tho ^taitto finish, until the tears ran flown her cheeks. She said afterward she was hysterical, and Olga Bohun, who was quite as bad as she, said, "no icoiidci - ." Now, however, it is all over, and the aclor.i and actresses have disappeared, to make way for tho gauze, tho oloc'.riu light, nml tlio tableaux; whilst the audience Is making ILv.'f happy with Icid champagne mid conversation, kind and otherwise (very much otherwise), about the lute performance. Olga Bohun, who is looking all that the heart of man can desire In white luce and lilies, leaving tho Impromptu theater, goes iu search of Ileriuln, who, with Owen Kelly, Is to appear Iu tho opening tableaux. She makes her way to the temporary green-room, an Inner hall, hidden from the outer world by means of a hanging velvet curtain, and with a staircase at tho lower ond that leads to some of the upper corridors, lloiosho finds Ullc Roiinyiic, Miss Browno, Monica, Desmond and Kelly. Shu has barely time, to say something trivial to Miss Browno, when n. pale light appearing at tho top of the staircase attracts tho attention of all below. Instinctively they raise their eyes toward it, and seo a tall figure clad in white descending the stairs slowly and with a strange sweet gravity. Is it an angel come to visit them, or Bermla Herrlck? It resolves Hsolt into Ilcrmla at last, but a beautiful llermia ,-a lovely apparition,— n woman Indeed still, but ''with something of an angel-light" playing in her dark eyes and round her dusky head. Always n ills- tliigulshed-lookhig woman, If too cold for warmer praise, she Is now at least looking supremely beautiful. She Is dressed as Galatea, tn a clinging garment of the severest Greek stylo, with no jewels upon her neck, and with hor exquisite arms bare to tho shoulder. One naked snndaled foot can bo scenes she comes leisurely tn thorn stop by step. She is holding a low Etruscan lump In one hand upon a level with tier head, mm tuere is JUM tho faintest suspicion of a smile about ber usually Irresponsive Hps. No ono speaks until her feet touch the hall, when a littlo murmur, i.tdlsttuat, yet distinctly admiring, arises to grcot her. "1 hope I don't look—foollRh," she says, with as much nervousness In her tone as can possibly be expected from her. "Oli, Merniln, you are looking too lovely," soys Olga, with a burst of genuine enthusiasm. "Is she not, Owen?" But Mr. Kelly makes no roply. A slight tinge of color deepens Mrs; Her- rlok's complexion ns she turns to Win. "Poor Mr. Kelly 1" sho says,' the amused flicker.of a smile flitting over her face,, which has now grown pale again. "What* situation! 'i'herol don't sully your ooti' science; IwiU let you off your Ho. That li where an old friend coineg In so useful.'yon' see." • •• . "At all events, I don't Bee where the U< would come in. But, ns you do, of course J shall say nothing," says Kelly. "What a Pygmalion I" says Olga, in high dlBsust. "And what a speech 1 Contempts bio I I don't bellovo any Galatea would eonje to life beneath y W r touch; It would be as cold as nmrble Itself |",.. , t > So saying,she moves away to where Mbh- JJ»!s^-idlW.'JooklB*\ aulte the sweetest UdUBlnU^wovld, as, , , „".'. , -.-"'A min' aembrc, of iowiy'port.'" '' ' 'Bjiehoa-iproplibslca Irrily 'J 'saysvKoJlK In a low tone,'turning to Mrs. Uerrlok,, *i fear mu Galatea will never wake to life for me." A subdued bell tinkles In the distance. "Our •-••imn>»;«,". «nv« Mrs. Hi'rrlt'lr. *. though grateful to It; and presently gna" standing upon a pedestal, pale, motionless, with a rapt Pygmalion at her feet, and some Pompeiai, vases and Jugs (cantteotvted from the diawlng-room) In the background. .k An i th "i* tQl J QW tlM »°tUer tableaux, and then the fltugeita deserted, and, music soun' Ing In the arstAnUall-Hf^^^^ aud makes Mtop^i7nfaTwtto5v^ieVhe «a. »f some of the younger guests beating lo "Where are m «otag?" saya Ulle ft> n»yntj, seeing Qlgaabout to mount theitalh oneemore; - - - - ™ ' ^WhoJptheolherito get Into clvltlcod jBHertnla wjd ^Monlo*, I mean. Lady, to receive tier. She ts now waltzing with him, with a heart as light, as her feet. Uermia's progress has been clow, bat Miss Fitzgerald's slowest of all, her elaborate toilet ami its aceessnrlcs taking some time 'to arrange themselves; she has been nn- noyed, too, by Olga Bohun, during tho earlier part of tile evening, and consequently feels it her duty to stay In her room tor a while ami take it out of her maid. So long Is sho Indeed that Madame O 'Connor (most attentive of hostesses) feels it her duty to come up -stalrs to find her. She docs find her giving way to diatribes of the most, virulent, that have Olga Bohun for their theme. Mrs. Fitzgerald, standing by, is listening to, and assisting In, the do- fiunatory speeches. "ileyilny 1 what's Die matter now?" says Madame, with a botihommle completely thrown away. Miss Fitzierald has given tlio reins to her mortification, and Is prepared to limit Oga to the death. 'T think it Is disgraceful tlio license Mrs. Bohun allows her tongue," shesays.nngrlly, still smarting under the littlo spech she had g< ad d Olga Into making her an hour ago. "We have just been talking about It. She says the most wounding tliliitis, nnd accuses people openly of thoughts aud actions of which they would FCoru to bo guilty. And this, too, when her own nitons are so hopelessly faulty, so mire to bo animadverted upon hy nil decent people." "Yes, yes, indeed," chimes In her mother, as In duty bound, llcr volco Is feeble, but her manner vicious. "The shameful wny In which she employs nasty unguents of all kinds, and tries by every artificial means to heighten any beauty she may possess, Is too absurdly transparent not to be known hy nil the. world," goes on the Irate Bella. "Who runs mny read tlio roiue and veloulluothnt covers her face. Ami ns for her lids, they ure so blackened that they are positively dtrlpf Yet she pretends she has hnnd-omu eyes and lashes 1'' "lint, my dear, she may well lay einlni to her lashes. All the K,*yptian charcoal In the world could not nmko them long and curly. Nature Is to be thanked for them." "\'<m can defend her If you like," says Bella, hysterically, "but to my mind her conduct Is-ls pnsltivdy immimil. It Is cheating the public into tile belief that sho has ft skin ivlien she hasn't." "But I'm sine -die has; we enn all seo It," says. .Madame O Connor, sumcwhnt bewildered by tliis sweeping remark. "Nn, you can't. I defy you to sco It, It Is so covered with pastes and washes, ami everything; she uses every art you can conceive." "Well, suppose slio docs, whnt thon?" says Madame, stoutly. She is dressed In black velvet and diamonds, and is looking twice as important and rather moro good- humnrid than usual. "I see nothing In IU My grandmother always rouged,—put on patches ns regularly as her gown. Every one did it In those days, I suppose. And quite right, too. Why shouldn't n woman make herself look as attractive us she can?" "But the barefaced fashion iu which she hunts down that wi etched young ltonnyne," says Miss Filzgernld, "Is dreadful I You can't defend that, Gertrude. 1 quite pity the poor lad,—drawn thus, <i;;(tl)ist/ils will into tlio tolls of an enchantress." Mrs. Fitzgerald pauses after this ornate and strictly urlgiual sp«* ch ns if overcome by her own eloquence. "I think ho should be warned," sho goes on, presently. "A woman like that should not be permitted to entrap a mere boy Into a'iiago lie will regret all his life afterword, by means of nboinlnablo coquetries and painted cheeks and eyes. It is horrible!" "1 never thought you wero such a fool, Edith," says Madatuo O'Connor, with tho greatest sweetness. "You may think as you will, Gertrude," responds Mrs. Fitzgerald, with her faded air of juvenility sadly lost In her agitation, and shaking her head nervously, as though uf- (leted with a sudden touch of palsy Unit accords dismally with her youthful attire, "But I shall cling to my own opinions. Aud I utterly disapprove of Mrs. Bohun." "For me," says Bella, vindictively, "I believe her capable of nmjUilmj. I can 't bear those women who laugh ai nothing, uud powder themselves every half-hour." You shouldn't throw stones, Be.Ua," says honest Madame O'Connor, now nearly nt the (Mid of her patience. "Your glass house will he shivered if you do. Before 1 took to censuring other ocoplo I'd lout lu a minor, if I wero von." "1 don't understand you," says Miss Fitzgerald, tinning nil her pale. 'That's because you won 't look In the mirror. Why, there's enough powder on your right car, my dear, to whiten u Moor I 1 "I never "begins B-llii, hi a stricken tone; but Madame O'Conuur stops her. "Nonsense 1 euro I 'm looking at It," she says. This hanging evidence Is not to bo con fut"d. For a moment tho fair Bjlla feeli crushed; tuen she rallies nobly, and, after withering her terrified mother with a glanca, sweeps irom tlio room, followed nt n respectful distance by Mrs. Fitzgerald, nnd quite closely by Madame, who declines to see she has given offense In any wny. As they go, Mrs. Fitzgerald keeps up s twitter. In the-hope of propitiating lbs wrathful goddess on before. "Yes, yes, I still think young Itonayne should be warned; sho Is very designing, very, and ho is very soft-hearted,'' She had believed in young Itonayne at ono time, and had brought herself to look upon him as > possible son-Ji-lnw, until this terrible Mrs Bohun had cast n glauiourovor hhu. " Vos, yes, one feels It quite one's duty to lot him know how oho gets herself up. Ills eyes should be opened to the rougoaud the Egyptian cyo-stuff." Whilo sliu Is mumbling all this, they come Into a square landing, off which two rooms open. Both aro brilliantly lighted nnd liars been turned Into cozy boudoirs for the occasion. In one of them, only half concealed by a looped curtain from those, without, stAnd two figures, Olga Bohun and the "poor lad" who is to have ids eyes opened. Tlioy aro as wldo opon nt present as any ono can desire, and are staring thoughtfully at the wily widow, who is gazing buok Just as earnestly into them. Both he and Olga are standing very close togothor beneath the chandelier, end seem to be scanning each other's features with tlio keenest scrutluy, So remarkable la their demeanor, that not only Bulla but her mother and Madame O'Connor retrain-from further motion, to guza at them with growing ourloslty. There Is nothing sentlmnntnl about their attitude; far from It; nothing even vaguely suggestive of tenderness. There ts only an unmistakable anxiety that deepens every lustnut. "You are surer said Olga, solemnly. "Certain? Don't decide In a hurry, look again." ! Ho looks nealn. "Well, pcrhnpil A very little less wouia be sufficient," he says, with hesitation, standing back to examine' her countenance more safely. "There! see how careless you can be!" says Olga, reproachfully. "Now, take It off with this, but lightly, very lightly." .As sho speaks, she 1 hands him her. han4- korohlof, and, to the consternation of, the three watchers outside; he takes ItV and with the.gentlest touch rubs .hor.oheeKs;- with it, first the one.' and tho other. : FARM AND HOME. TOE POETRY OF THE HANCIX XXCIUKOX. ft*lereeus<j|itf capableo/luvkUig am'i A Scotchman is a Scotchman the world over. The "land of brown heath and hatrgy wold" has always nurtured poets who stick clostly to the text that nature furnishes and nencs write poetry that nature's children can nil Appreciate. Referring to a fact familiar to the ranchmen that cows with young calvos At some distance from water often leave tho younif- BterB in charge of one cow while they go for a drink, and that the calves seem to understand the situation and are content. Mr. John 11. Gordon, of South Bond, Wyoming, wrote as follows: 'ftout i^stUTe In hi»T fvery prsnk, Mafvt fulk* nro really no nt-qimlnt; Tne even fpeiir that neiwla can reavon, Tne'S tarn their bike uy wl' derision. For fitly year, and may bo ronlr, I've i«een Mrnnire elrhti' thnt gar mo stare, Ami nintiio ihtngM lliro' the creation llae coma acrun* my observation. Dm tho cnteet thing t ever peen, Amniiu my kyo yln afternoon An Hiilit c o' elood 'mnng nearly hrenty The bonniest calves lu t' the country. In wonderment I gazed awhile. And I hen her blood bevan me boll; Hlie hooked at ono and then (he Ittiers, And soon tho' bellowed for their milhers. Now hern they come like Ugntnln'a crash, WT lull oreel mid • yes that flash. And onward on o'er hill nnd hollow Tae see what gae'd thu weo yhis bellow, At thetr approach tme soun' ts heard, IJut gentle crooning ihro' the hoard, Tli - aunt coo, pleased like any creature, rtoe ambles on ae cot tho waier. You'd ca' this Instinct, t «nppo«a, Bui ilio oidd coo'g tictfon clearly shows Sha laid her |itan wl' reason ulorto-is And triumphed In the schemo victorious. The critic may find fault with some of the measures, but our renders will upprc ciute the above, nevertheless. Rick nnd the crimion frame. This was the first cross, but not proving satire tory n cross of the Plymouth F.jck nml In dian game with tho crimson gamo wa miule. The different crosses were bre together and better results were obtained But the final steps in the building up of this breed were made when some fowls were used that arc described as remnants of the old -f iiahioneil clean-leuged Shanghai or Cochin, so these Argonauts are a combination of Indian Rime, crimson fame, pea-combed Plymouth Rocks anil clean-limbed, old -fashioned, buff Shanghais. The Argonaut has it pCA comb, clenti yellow Bhonks, although occnsionnlly a chicken may appear wi'h willowy shanks. The plumage is buff, wilh the exception of the main fcalhers or the wings and tail, which show more or less black. The shape of the Argonaut is claimed to be peculiarly its own. make the busines attractive >.nd upon these depend its future success.—Indians Farmer. FAUM NOTES. this if you have low, wet land reserve for ducks and geese. If you are going lo plant grape vines get a southern or southwestern slop? if possible. Somo peoplo are so careless that they fold and Ibe wool when it is damp with the almost certain refiiht of the becoming heated. Skimmed milk can bo kept sweat for from twenty-four to fourty-eight hours by heating it. It must be heated to 150 de irrees. Turkeys are great insect destroyers, and if allowed the run of the Held will come home nt night with their craws fl'led with grass hoppers, bugs and insects that they have picked up. If the early potatoes are dug core must be taken to keep tl cm out of tho sun, to dry them thoroughly and to store tbem whero thoy can be kept dry and where there is good circulation of air. Keep the duir--rootn at about 50 degrees (not over 00) if possible, uBing a thermometer to indicate tho temperature. The temperature of the cream when it goes in the churn should be 60 degrees in summer and G2 in winter. Farmers who do not have a si'.o know that the root crops nro useful ngents in promoting the thrift of the stock iu winter, ind they muko a great mistake if they have netihor roots nor ondlnga for winter. Too much dry food entails a IOSJ. THE HOUSEHOLD. The word* Unsaid. UBNnV CLEVEAI.MD WOOD. and How full of yearning love and tenderness, l'hat spoken might have servoa to cheer ItlCHS, >*ow liftmit"d with the grief of vague rogrots, Like faint s'ld tones when low winds sweep the frets Of some old Instrument these words unsaid! Tli-y rome lo n« wlihla Ilie lafe wan nlidit, Like tronl>tpd spirits seeking out sweet rest, A ml Ihoni-h we wuiilil adintt them lo our breast, They tail 10 cjve n* peace, as once they mlahl. The hearts lliey could have joyed hivo ceased to Vwat -. The ear* are deaf, though wildly we eh.. t at. Oli, cotthl lliey hearlhem now, the wonts wnsala One word wero worth a thousand to the uoad. Feeding Cattle I 'mOtably. To feed cattle profitably is to tfivo them food best nutted to their condition and tlie i -eason and enough at the pmper time. To put cuttle on tne early market the fall pasture should be full und uood so that the cattle come into winter quarters in fairly good condition. Begin to feed moderately and gradually at first. About two quarts of chopped teed per head and as much good liny as they will eat is about, the ri»,ht thing, Another important feature is tc have the cattle so separated that each may enjoy quietude and tneir food with ut molestation. Increase the grain and other rations, so as to beep the cattle steadil) growing and improving until postures lire well started in the spring. L -jt the grass have n fair start and mature sonic, as it makes better food. Uritig the cattle in every night for a short time and feed their grain rations slightly lessened, ut. least till they become uccustoined to the green forage. Af'nr this they sho.ild be fed liberally nnd pushed along until they are ready lor market. When cattle are intended for the full mnrkct, u littlo different management, is necessary. They should be wintered pretty much as yearling* are, giving them it little more grain, however, until spring, when they nuty be, put on the n.isture, with only plenlyof wider and regular suiting. They will thrive, Brow and look well by early fall, but will not, weigh as much as when fed on grain. When the grain feed is continued through the summer they depend too much on it and forsake grazing for ready-found rations. If tho pn >turo< become scant and dry, soiling crops should furnished. In tho fall, say October 1, begin feeding liberally of the best grain rations, moderately at firs', but rapidly us passible, and push right along until they aro ready for market. (J .ittlo will thus have both plumpness and weight and will net more thnn if fed grain rattom tbroutrli tho summer.—James I. Baird in N. E. Homestead. No man »an master others so long as h» is his own slave. Morality influences men's lives and gives a bliss to all their action.—Locke. Nothing is c\pr done beautifully, which is dune in rivalship; nor nobly, which it done in pride.—Kiiakin. Live by the day; yon will bavo dailjr trials and strength according. Leave to morrow lo the Lord. Are nnircU my attendants? Then I should walk worthy of tuy companionship. —A. IS.irnps. In it world where thero is so much to be done, how Vmppy. that there is BO large a portion of daylight j in 1 world where there is HO much to be "uttered, how merci- finl that there is also much night.—Blunt. ~KalMtill*lieil 18387 Dresses, Oenla'a Clolldng, 1'uaUior*, Olurvj, etc., Dyed or Cleaned, l'lusli (jiiriiiuuts Sieiimed at Olio Heidi's Dyo Works, lild W. Water HI., Milwaukee, bund for Clrcu lar. "German Syrup" We have selected two Of Croup, three lines from letter* freshly received from parents who have given German Syrup to their children in the emergenciet of Croup. You will credit these, because they come from good, substantial people, happy in finding what so many families lack— a medicine containing no evil drug, which mother can administer with confidence to the little ones in their most critical hours, safe aud sure that it will carry them through. ED. L. WILUTS , of Alma, Neb. I give it to my children when troubled wilh Croup and never saw any f ireparation act like t. It is limply miraculous. In washing Minds and dark paint always add several teaspoon[uW ot nmiiionin to the water, and when dry rub the palut with kerosene oil. F. J. CftENEY A CO., Toledo, O., Props, of Hall's Catarrh Cure, otTcr $100 reward for any ease of catarrh thai can not be cured by t-.ikins; Hall 's Catarrh Cure. Send for tcatf- uionluls, free. Bold hy Driic/gl >U, 75c. Bear ID mind that barrel aalt contains lime. When, therefore, you use the material to mil butter you are encouraging the production of a li ret class article of ioap l'r»grrt,a. It la very Important in this age of vast material progress that a remedy be picas tug to tlio taste and to tho eye, easily taken, acceptable to the atoruaeh nnd healthy In lla nature and effects. T*o» sessinit theso qualities, Syrup of Fltfs, I tlio oue perfect luxutive and moat gentle diuretic known. Kxport Ileef. The outlook for export beef, whether under the refrigerator f-ystem or as live cattle, is certainly brighter at present than at any other time in tho history of tho American cattle trade. Now is the time for the producers in Uncle Sam's domains to show hat they can raise cattle of such qualitv n,s will be relished by their English cousins. Sheep of the Preneut. A good fleece and a heavy carcass of mutton from the same animal is the most profitable CIII-B of Bl .eep for the farmer who combinei this industry with the general furminir. Within the last ihirty-five years the nvonme weight of fleeces produced \D the United States has been doubled and along with this gain in wool, increased siv.) of carcass and quality of meat has been well maintained. Sheep so well adapted hr profitable uso on the farm were never of so Mali a standard as now. Intelligence applied in breeding, selection and mating, ns well us in candid management and feeding, has produced a class of sheep perfectly adapted to tho wants of farmers in every part of tho couutry. Moro wool, more and hotter lambs, heivier carcusses aro everywhere noticed and with the innoviation—a very pint of it—appear tho evidences of greater care, more generous feeding and consequently better profits and a higher degree of satuf ction than under the old Ryslem of sheep- raising, when anything—if it was a sheep —would dn to eat of tho bushes. It is the hiirh class features of sheep urowintr that Ratatns Calve*. Calves intended for tho dairy should be kept growing through the winter, kept warm in pens and fed properly. Fine hay, part clover, with a little bran and crushed oats and nn occasional feed of pulped roots, are desiiablo rations. Skim milk is good if it can be spared. Keep the young thing* growing. Clean Uuiter. !n butlcr-mnVing cleanliness must bo the watchword always, but especially in the home dairy. The entire process is composed of one little detail after another, and the person who has not the inclination nor faculty to observe perfect care in each of these minute operations can hardly expect to turn out a product that will command an outaide price. Sow Only Clean Seed. It is important to tow clean seed. If ono has tmutty wheat his seed should be treated to a solution of blue vilrol, or strong brine, or copperas water. If the seed wheat is poured into a tub of the so lution the smutt} wheat wilt raise. The heavy wheat should be spread out to dry, or can be dried with plaster before sowing. It is so easily held in check that one need never have it two years in succmion if cute is taken to sow only clean seed. Rotation is advantageous, too; that is, it is safest not to sow a field twice in succession with wheat. To be, continued. The Unruly Tongtie, "Tbie epistle of St. James is lometyme* called the gospel of common-aense. U certainly strikes out from the shoulder,' Buys a religious writer in the St. Louis Republic It is St. James who says: IThe tongue no man can tame. It i* an uurub evil.' Is this not true? When oneUniok the doctor aayav 'Let me nee your tongue. ,Tne olargyoian might imitate the doctor. 6oleri4Ke,BlWi* were, a preeoher Jn '3SSn^gmm, K would ta sermons a year aaainst wrecklug —that being the prevalent «lu of. that. lpeatyy, Sin* of the tongue are prevalent in all lo-: ealitie;, 'T^pn |»lsiivl^ld4 )wnd^'jM^ lightning afaVnittnpm, vannluali or oh if; utter ttlouDd There are proleiiirmai fcuavborUea who know al| about ewrW body'* bukineia— except their own, Mvl Oowip ^MW 0 ^«^^pll ie'Js ML m. Utter for Horace and Ion. An abundance of clean, loose litter is a great help to the hones and cows to protect them from the stable flies. Another great help is to keep the stables clean and free from the usual pungent odor which attracts these pests. Fresh aawdust is the best litter. Oak and chestnut are better than pine, which not only makes poor dry manure, but gives an odor to milk. This sawdust is cool, clean, and an excellent ah sorbent, and a slight brushing of the cows or the horse; soon freeB the skin from any iidheriug fragments. Then, if the stables era dusted over with Persian inseot powder, puffed all over the stanchions and stalls and the backs and legs of the ctttle in the evenings, all of which may cot-t 50 cents an eveniDg for six or eight weeks, the animals will reBt in peace. Bach cow in the whole herd will pay back the whole cost in increased product, mode possible by the freedom from suffering. Watoh Tour Neighbor. It is a very important matter before beginning the cultivation of any crop to make sure that it can be successfully grown in the locality. The experience of others is the best test o I this. What one farmer in an neighborhood can make profitable others can grow with equal success if they will • learn 1 the same con editions of io\\ cultivation and .manage ment. There need be no jea |pusy . io 'J this matter. What farmers grow'has'too ex tensive demand to hurt' the : market by any probable number, of, men • in any. neighborhood engaging Jn its oultivauoi To get a' large number of • farmers la a locality to growing a crop: is often the best means;of insuring a good market, Buyers are attracted to places where they can engage any staple article in : quantity, while thoaewtVQ'grow it exclusively have to bunt-tb <dr-buyers > up, and Iben take whattye buyers offers, 8o it is in ,tbe inWrestrWery farmer' who' hai'learned • tQatawttifrifet' "* " purely selfish man alwayeVdi but Devevnum i<irely;'$hJ* JrJVvX .•.rSaW-V** fn boiling meat for soup use cold water to extract the juices, hut If the meat If wanted tor Itself alone put into bulling water. The Oulj One Ever Printed— Can Yoo rind the WoritT There Is a 3-Inch display advertisement In this paper this week wlilvh has no VKO words alike except one word. Thu suiiie is true of each new one appearing each week from The Dr. liartcr .Medicine Co. This home places a "Creacunt" on uvurylblnj' ti publish. Look for It, seuu thuiii the name of the word, and llicy will return you nooK, BKAUTIt'UL MTIIOQIUI'IIS or SAMPLES TllXE When washing Hue white flannels add a taldcspoonful of pulverlzc -d borax to pailful of water. Ihls will keep litem soft und white. ~ Pino's 50c. llcst, easiest to use and clienuest. Itcincdy for Catarrh. By drugirlaUi. It is sometimes surprising to noto how early children learn to consider right and vm>n;». Undue restraint nnd overmuch urging never help them in this respect, how ever. F1TH All FII «.li >|'I,« 1 Uro »l )y lla.KMNE'a U||K »T N£1IVK ltKN -roltKli. Nol'*ll»nriMrlli»tiln/'»iio. M vellouH cure*. TrentUs unit f 'J.IH) trlnl liotthi fro* to 111 iiui, Bond to Dr. Kllna. 031 Arch St., l'lilln, l',i To remove rust from pluws, stick their noses deep lu the soil. It's a good deal like holding your nose to a grindstone. I suffered severely with face neuralgia, but in 15 minutes after application of ST. JACOHS OIL was asleep; have not been troubled wilh it since. No return since 1882. F. B. ADAMS, Perry, Mo. k "ALL RIGHT! ST. JACOBS OIL DID IT: 'When slovens gel* Hdy they polish the bottoms of thepansl-When RVA a,re giverf^saaS^a^tVfhey &i never tired of cleaning up Two seivants In two neighboring houses dwelt; But differently their daily labor ielt; Jaded and weary of her life was one. Always at work, and yet 'twas never don* The other walked out nightly with her bean, Put- fhr-n why, cleangd hntise with SAPOT>?Q. P ISO'S COR Beet Cough Medicine. Cora* where all alaa fail*. Pleasant n td •«a«*b] taate. Children take* It without objec Ion. By " CONS U M P Recommen led by Phyaiolai - --* -SUtot SHiLOICS CONSUMPTION CURE. The success of this Great Cough Cure is without a parallel in the history of medicine. All drugRlsis are authorized to sell it on a positive guarantee, a tent that no other cure can sue cessiuily stand. That It may become known, the Proprietors, at ap enormous expense, are placing a Sample Bollle Free into every home in the united Stales and Canada. It you have a Cough, Sore Throat, or Bronchitis, use it, for it will cure you, If your child has the Croup, tor Whooping Cough, use it promptly, and relief U sure. . If you dread, that insidious, disease Consumption, use it. Ask your Druggist for SIIILOH'S CURE, Price locts., 50"cis. and .flvOeo.:, If your Lungs are sore or Back huttry use Shlloh's Porous l'lasler. Trlee Vj Cts, : v'2' T OpitO' MBDAL, PARIS, A W. BAKEU & C0.>8 Breakfast Coeoa from which the •xeeMOfaU .' 1. —lw,li»HB.ieTOyaft'; ) ft Absolutely .ptirdatut'k' • ,4*a«lts)to IW pr «r *ratlon. XI 'RELKVE8 aU Btomaoh Ptatrsaa. - REMOVES Nauaot, 8* OM of >nlnisfs\ ..CONQMTIOK. PAW. RCVIVC8 rMMtio ENERGY. RESTORES Normsl CtreuUtKm, «ai WAIUaa.fO TO» TJW. • ML HUTU MI0I0IMI 09.. si, tt«lt, sM Mrs. JAS.W. Kta*, Daughters' Collet*, tlarrodsbure, Ky. f have depended upon It in attacks of Croup with my little daughter, ana find it an in. valuable remedy. Fully one-half of our customer! are mothers who use Boschee's German Syrup among their children. A medicine to be successful with th« little folks must be a treatment for the sudden and terrible foes of childhood, whooping cough, croup, diphtheria and the dangerous inflammations of delicate throats and lungs. 9 mvrnih •Bfiis*s1ilsMsiif 1 'Woitiji ittwaill»Wt."(» < <*ne(«nta.aki* WMMm In Its AVomt 1 'orui, BENTON, Laf. Co., Wis., Duo., Rev. J. O, Bergen voochat for Ibe foUowlDf: /aloes Itooney who was sufforlug from BU Titus Patioa ta its worst form tor about 1(4 ywa was tosaud by saferal pbystotaos wlibout aBaetJ l»o botil.s ol raator KoeBlg's Mam Tostla •arad tit in. Saved From tho Grave. NotvrB WISHIKOTOH, Iowa, Mob.. 18S1. Th< wosdertul dlicororr ot Tastor Sowlf'i Narva Touto has avldcntlr sarod m* from tne |iavo on an Insane asylum; and 1 and my kind •Id mother oannot thank you enoa£b for tb» bsppineai yoa bava bestowod upon us. for whleb wo tbsnk yoa many thousand times, and will (amowbor yoa In our prayers. VALENTINE BAPP. FREE —A Taloable nook an Kernma Illseiues aeut freo to uy sddraaa. aud |ioor natletita can alio obtain this luedlclno tree of charca. This remedy bas been nrepared by the Reverend Vssior Uoenla, of Fort wsriie, Inj., sine* ISTS. and tjnowprepared nnderhls direction by the KOENIG MED. CO., Chicago, III. SoldbyDroirg-iaUatsnporUotUo. O for SB, <-,,™,)j|»t!. SJ1 .7B. O TloUles mr »n. MILVVACKER , Septembor, 1891. POINTER NO. J837: There it a ersfc ieal minute for all things. Never a department opened more auspiciously than our new Millinery department. Tha sales exceeded our most sanguine expectations. Just think of it, a room 40 (eet wide and 150 feet long, and devoted to nothing but millinery. Wliero else is there such a department? Fresh arrivals of new stylei in CLOAKS, DRESS GOODS, TRIMMINGS, CARPETS, DRAPERIES. If unable to visit us in person, then write lor samples. All mail orders receive! prompt and careful attention. (Signed) Gimbel Brothers Milwaukee. DONALD KENNEDY OfRoxuiny.Massosaifi Kennedy's Medical Discovery cures Horrid Old Sores, Deep Seated Ulcers of 40 years' standing, Inward Tumors, and every disease of the skin, *ur> cept Thunder Humor, and Cancer that has taken root> Price |i.5o. Sold by every Druggist In the U. S. uA Canada. WACEHT8 WANTEP-% Hls^iXla ^sli? UUatlihacit I Ch STYLES, «,r. wU SOLID, CUSHION •» "»»MaUrt^u.uS WMliBuililp. ntmutanlbbi. SKSSH* *S"« T«m«, MII4 10 tli. In damn, BIS)«WS».€S> SSI.SSS*BUa.atk«(.l'aUa.f^_ L EWIS' 98 fin I0TSn »8A »D»SrD>IIS. (PATJINTSD.) The stronetit and Aurtst L\t made. Will make the iest ptt turned Hard Soap in 20 minuii 1 without MHng. It la tj be art for softening wi 1 cleansing waste pipes, dtslnlec* Ing sinks, cloaeti, washing bo tm, psiota, trsti, ate PENNA. SALT M'F'G- 0\ M»Aa^inaia,,r«, "* YQWIfl sVdMAN *T rim," • pr, at the world expresses it,»« welLpr*, ••iiyoA-irbmart.'' One who, understanding < .tho rules of liiallli, baa followed them, and • preserved bw youthful appearanoe. • --.r LlfDIALPIIKHUH'So^rr- ty* J ^fiW^'W' lemMo oomiHalnt., fW ^*%p»Wsfxl<ftlltyi (too Invigontaa ,„,. TO '*i^»l!»lll»»»'>woBwn-ot. *>!44te »,jatooww»)l It^g^fir^l pgw.ra. AHPtujfgljttstflJl It aa a ig ^dW art.- 1

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