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There's nothing likely to be "just at good.' 1 '' r DO YOU It Am 0elds,C«(hs,8or* Throat,Croap.Wiassv Ba,WbMplas; 0«ngh, Sronehftll sad Aatnua. A MrUla ton to Oaaiumptlaa ia flnt stagts, tal a sen relief ia advanced stares, Vet at OBM. Tea will see the excellent effect after takiat the tret deee. Bold by dealer* truyvksn. Large SeMUl M tuts ami tl.BO. « Know all Women The most thoroughly successful remedy science has ever produced for the cure o! all forms of Female Complaints is Lydia li. Pinkham's Vegetable _ ) Compound. It has stood tlie test of many years, and to-day is more widely and successfully used than any other cniedy. It will entirely cure Ovarian roubles. Inflammation and Ulceration, Fail, ing and Displacements, also Spinal Weakness, and is particularly adapted to tho Change of Life. It will dissolve and expel tumors from the uterus in an early stage of development, and check the tendency to cancerous humors. Lydia E. Pinkham's Liver Pills cure constipation, biliousness, etc. AH I>ru ?ftlltf sell It, or tint' by null, " -* -- MADCAP. —or- THE STORY OF A SIN. BY HELEN B. MATHERS. form of Villi or jiOieiigMjon rec*l^t of 81.OO. Uttr phi ipomltne* Corre- tniwirtd. Adclrtii In • O d>. SJ ... L TUU E. llNSiiiM M ID. C O, J%**~01•*" LESSENS PAIN—INSURES SAFETY , to LIFE of MOTHER and CHILD. My wife, af tor having used Mother 's Friend, passed through the ordeal with little pain, was stronger In one hour than In a week after tho birth of hor former child. J. J. MCGOLDRIOK, Beans Sta., Tonn. Mother's Friend robbed pain of its terror and shortened labor. 1 havo tho healthiest child I ever saw. MRS. L. M. AIIIMIN , Cochran, Ua. Sottnr express. ch.irj.ei prepaid, on receipt of price, >i .50 p*r bottle. Book "To Vlottcis" iniUtr .l dee, BRAOPIELO REQULATOR CO., For ule by all Druggist*. ATLANTA, OA. •i ntivo loved lilm best," she cried, "give him to tiir/" At Hint wild mother-cry, rent from a bleeding heart, JJoily, opened his eyes with a start, mid saw her. Ilo smiled and stretched out tils arms— "lluve '00 come back?" lie said. "But mummy's been to sleep such a lone, long whilo, mo can't wake her," lie added, shaking his head sorrowfully. She drained herself on hor knees to where Frank had moved, and prayed him, for the love of God, to letlierliold the child ir. her arms but for ono moment; but Dody took the matter out of his hands by Htriufglini; down, ami throwing his arms round hor neck. "Seep wiz mummy!" ho said, as his head fell on that soiled and weary bosom, to which, lor the moment, he ho had brought back life and strength. And Frank had not tho courage to drag them apart, but stood aside, as she sat down on a low chair and rocked the child in her arms. Only he could not endure the sight, and with head sunk in his banns, threw himself down in a distant part of tho nursery, and beforo long, worn out by tho fatigues of the previous day and night, was betrayed into a profound slumber. Hester held her breath to hearken to his until sure that he slept; then with a wild look around and upward, as ono who sees help neither in (Jod nor man, laid her haggard faco down on tho child's head, and through tho chill hours of tho night watched him, till with wakening morn the fever nnd restlessness in him grew; then as daylight looked in at the,unshuttered windows, and on tho sill without a bird boldly shot a ringing note, a shadow darkened the little faco on which the watcher's heart hung, and for tits last time on earth lie opened his eyes. "Mary Kis'mus, mummy!" ho cried, in a clear, loud voice, as thinking that it was Yule-tide, and he had risen early to wish her a happy one; and so, stretching out his anus to Hester, as though she were his mother, ho went but ono step alone. And Madcap was never lonely any more, for Body had found her. When Frank awakened out of tho dreamless .slumber into which ho had sunk, it was to hear Hester's voice talking to what she held on her knees; and as ho started up, shaking the sleep from lis eyes, he thought, angrily, that she m 1'st be mad lo disturb the "child so. I ler eyes were dry, her voice was hard md uneven. She bad uncovered his feet, and held thorn ir. one hend. "Little feet."she said,"that will never iche, or stumble, or tripon life'spath— little heart that will never suiter, or grow bard and cold—always young, always loving—little hands that might have douo great work in tho world, but wi>! never fail now, nor succeed—littlo lips that never said a cruel word, though often and olteu they've prayed for some little thing and been denied—and Josephine was unkind to you till I bribed her—as if a tender thing like you had got a chance against a giown person—and tho more cruel we are, tho surer you are to eoino to us sooner or later with tho tears running down your littlo cheeks, saying 'Me good now.' We aro so strong anil you are so weak; you can only li^lit us with your toys." "O God!""sho cried, breaking off suddenly in her monotonous talk, "lie's dead—bo's deadl And I've been talking to him, forgetting that ho couldn't hear." But long beforo tho half-crazed wo man had ceased to babble, Frank, realizing that his darling had set out on his long, long journey without ono word or kiss lo him of farewell, had fallon on his knees besld:> that littlo lifeless body, moved to a passion of grief for the child, that even the sight of his dead, beloved Madcap hud not buou able to rouse in his heart. ELY'S CREAM BALM WILL, CUBE CATARRH Price 50 Cents. Apply Balm Into aac-h nostril. CLY BBOB, M Warren Bt. H.Y f 'SH BRA*' ThU Trade Mark Is on OMSSSI WATERPROOF COAT gaSSS* In tho World! A. J. TOWER. BOSTON. MASS. SHI BileBe&ns Small. taarsoUed so ewe Bilious Attajta, «tt> Plrtar* "T, H, 10" and sample doaa rr**. tt f. tHITH A 00., froprletort, NtW YOU* _ Suaj fetadi RHEUMATISM NEURALGIA Plain, common sense fttty-pago treatise on origin, causes, nature, varieties, prompt relief and almost infallible cure, sent for 6C nickel. No stamps. Write to It. N. BBAItlfiS, New Haven, Conn. Jt. -11- — _ The Africa Kola Plane, #\STII IIIHittaoonired In Congo, Weal "••"Ml ** Africa, 1. Nature'! Sura Oura for Asthma. Cnr«\ Oiiavfaitteea or No JPay. Export office, 11M Broadway, New York. For Large Trial Case ItfllKK by Mall, addreu Kola Importing Coj JM Via* St., Olnolanstl, Onto. Stat fat V IM Bo-*kill «arl tavaaWtl, *•' I«k 0%. AMonthtEipiniM ToaonrntasnA CIQAH8 TO lEALEM. ^ SAMPLES FREE •>pk\ CllAlTlilt XVII. It's I will kiss your bonny ohcok. Ami t will kiss yourchin. Ami 1 will kli-n your elny-cold Hp, But I'll nu'er kiss woman Hiruiu, The moment Unit saw tho extinction of ono lift) iitlliH R"d Hall, saw tho awakening of another. Mr. Eyre eni'iot ly opened his eye", sat up ami looked about him; his or -.uii wns perfectly clear, ret lie ti.oiighL ho must bo dreaming: or why was ho sleeping here—and where was Madi'apV Ilnrliiife'tho clothes to right und loft of him, he roso, and like a grim, gaunt specter, half clothed, reached tho door just an the terrified attendant, aroused saw him disappear through the door wav—a second L;:/.ar'is raised from tho dea'd. lie went straight to his wifo's bed. but in tho dim light did not ob.sorvotlio watcher, who sat by tho side of it. lie paused a moment, as if at fault, said "Madcap—wife," then drew tho linen aside, as though instinct told him she was theVe. At sitrht of that yo ins? familiar face, wrapped in un ineffable peace, through which a smile shone, in though BIIO hearkened to music inaudible to grosser ears, tho unhappy man stood as though struck to stono; then, in one over whelming wave, tho full tide of memory wished over him, ho remembered all. even to tho oath li« littd been in the act of swearing by her dea I body, when the finder of God hud touched, mid struck him to earth. That half-uttered vow was still tin fullilled; but neither God nor man Bhould hinder him now. Ho took that gentle body in his arms—of tho first time that he had kissed hor llviiii;, he now thought, as for the first timo ho kissed her dead, and sworo aloud an oath that he would neither sleep nor eat, till he had found, and delivered up to justice, tho hand that had Blain her lie ooverod her face, and, with firm step, walked into the adjoining room, Battling with his weakness, be wns more than half dressed when Frank, who had boon hastily summoned by the attendant, came in. "What is being done?" snld Mr. Eyre at once, us he proceeded rapidly with his dressing. ''Vou have not allowed her to oscapei 1 She is a tfo lit the jail yonder? Curse this weakness." he add ed, ns the sweat poured from his brow, "that 1ms kept her death unavenged so long!" "She is not in jail," said Frank, "but she has not escaped." "You have been idle—you have sat down with folded bunds while I was laid by?" said Mr. Eyre, in a voice of bitterest condemnation. "Hush." said Frank, with a- mture LOW am i ue oiosea uoor, we eanrioc be •certain Unit Hester did it-more likely the diamonds were the incentive—remember that by Incriminating her, you rake up the old story and do dishonor to her memory." "My sins cannot dim her purity or her peaoe » said Mr. Eyre, "but Hester Clarke shall die!" And with a HotttiouB strength he strode down the gallery and staircase, whllo Frank followotf. hoping to prevent Mr. Eyro seeing Hester while his dead child yet lay in her arms. But In the hall a constable was Btnnd- >«8 with one or two Jurymen, together with tho coroner, who hud hold inquiry upon Mariano'*death, 1 ' . 'jfijuy stai'tea wiOKilt; the signc 01 iur, Evra-.pale, j?a\i»t!, n uloatMilto lingo In his.hollow eye*, his brow ana lips tttm a» quarried marble. '•Qonfloiiten," ho said at onoe. "what, (Uart'RItrgos ,w»» knowlcage last night that throws grave suspicion upon her." '•To your work then!" cried Mr. Eyre impatiently; then, ns they looked atone another, a low whisper passing between them, added, "Whvare you here?'' The constable scratched his head, an 1 looTt- cd at tho coroner, the coroner looking imploringly -it a short juryman, who consulted a lean one, but no aid being forthcoming from that quarter, they one and all maintained an absolute silence. "Can't you speak?" cried Mr. Eyro, regarding them with fierce scorn. "Stand out of the way, then: I will find and arrest this woman myself." "If you please, sir," said an olbeious housemaid, who had overheard the whole colloquy, "Mrs. Clarko is up stairs In the nursery, with poor Master Dody''—,uid the girl wiped nor eyes with her apron. 'Toor Master Dody?" repeated Mr. Eyre, looking at her earnestly, "but coino," ho added, and thev all followed him witli fear in their faces, as he led tho way toward the nurseries. "For (Jod's sake, Eyre," cried Frank, overtaking him, "do not goon! She will not escape. I pledge you my soul ulio will not escape, only do not see her now" —but Mr. Eyre thrust him aside, throw the nursery "door open, and advanced to the middle of the room. "Constable," he said, "do your duty. I give this woman in charge for the murder of my wife." Ho had seen only her as she sat crouched together on the low chair with something close huddled up in her arms, bill now his eyes traveled downward, and rested on it. Wns death in his own eyes, or all ho looked upon? He wentii few steps nearer, as he approached, sho laid tliechild across her kuees,aud looked up at him. "i/cr child!" he said: "murderess! and you dare to touch him!" Their eyes met—a kind of rapt horror and breathless wonder in hers, a endly hatred and bitter loathing in his own. Yon accuse me of—murder?" sho said slowly. Frank lifted Dody out of her unresist- ng arms—it seemed a profanation of that little tender body to lie between two who looked as these wero looking on each other. Do your duty." said Mr. Eyre, turn ng to the constable; "remove her at once. \s the man .ipjineiehei], she made a wild gesture as of struggle—in reality she. was lighting for breath—gasping for the reason Hint seemed to be deserting ler; but the constable had expected rouble, mid was prepared for it. \ click was beard as Hester tossed lev clasped hands upward. S!m seemed liirdly to know tliey were secured, onlv, as the man would have led her away she wrested herself free from him and ran to where Frank had laid Dody down in his little bed, in which he look ed as though ho slept. As sho stretched her arms to him, tho rivets of steel checked her; but the wild stricken look went out of her faco as sho stooped and kissed bor darling's little hands, his lips, his neck; then with :t firm step wulUed.the constable beside her, to the dour. Opposite Mr. Eyre slieptused, her lips moved, a look that should havo found a response in his sprang from her eyos, but she found nothing; and suddenly growing cold, and as ono whom some sinister sight appals, she disappeared, half led, half carried, from the roou. CIIAPTISIl xvm. Opi'ti thyself, O Exrili! nml prest wvt heavily; lie eusy of uccess nnd ti|>pr;iacli to him; AH mother with her rohe her chllil, So do thou c.iver him. O K irilit rV procession wound gently down tho hill, the girls'voices sounded sweetly as they went, and made a long echo through the winding street, so that a stranger on horseback who met the children going before, dressed in white, with white flowers in their littlo bauds, asked them if they wero bound for a bridal. To which they ropiied, "Master, it is a white burying:" while the Older ones, who followed after, answered only with tears, "It is tho burying of our lady with her child." Ho wondered, and drow aside. Hu thought that only the funeral of a maiden or a vory youngchild had been thus; but she must havo been one of those whose souls had been— prepared to touch The whitest thought, nor uol) It muoh. and as he mused, with tho low sound of weeping in the air, there passed him six young girls, who bore upon their shoulders something covered with u snow-white pall, heaped up with virgin Mowers that scattered an exquisite fragrance on tho air around. Following them came young children, also dressed in white. Thoir voices took up tho dying echo of those who bad gone beforo, and had a silvery sound in tho clear soft air— Thou Inlet stilled Now thy 111 tie IninbV brief wct<]iintr. Ahl how peaceful, lone ami mlidl In Its nurrow lied It's sleoplnu/l And noBitfti uf umruiMh HOIU, Huivvea tlmt littlo bosom moro. The voices cease. Those beforo took up the strain, but this time thoy sang or hor. She chief mourner came in sight, wrapped in his black cloak, bare-headed, with no outward trapping of woe. save only the sot, face, the 'measured steps, tho lmrd-won composure that men make shift to bring to such oc ension as this. He walked ulono. Douno. who was to have followed beside him, had fallon behind and taken the hand of Frank, upon whom alloyes that day were fixed. Yet so noble was his face, so manly his nir, so deep and bitter his grief, that women found it in their hearts to speak aloud their thoughts of him as ho passed, the little child clinging to his hand. Aftor him came the Duke, and bo- hind him the head of every family in the county with whom Mr. Eyr .i had been acquainted; hist of all the farm rs and tho vlllaciirs, all bare-headed, and they made a long and weeping following as they passed on foot through the village, aud up the hill to where the churchyard lay. The air breathed softly—it was one of thoso days tlrnl Madcap had loved, when involuntarily one looked around for the violets that must surely he springing, and the scent of the thousand ilowers that Frank's love bad procured con firmed the idea; but Mr. Kyro, as be crushed a blossom beneath his foot, thought of Madcap's wish, how she might die in spring, "with good store of flowers to cover hor." There was not standing-room In the little ohurchyard for the thousands who iiad come from far and nenr to the burying, and the voice of thoolergynian was often inaudible for tho Bobs of those who pressed around him. Mi. Eyre aloue made no sign, but stood with folded arms and bent head, as one who heard not a syllable that was uttered, or saw one of the faoes out of all those present, As they lowered the coillu Into the grave, the sun, that had got behind a cloud, suddenly shone out; at tho same moment oumo it burst of singing from the young girls, that drowned the bitter weeping heard on every aide. It ceased. Too sobs were not renew' ad; they had died in the triumphant joy of those drawn-out, lingering notes, and all felt that howso'er it might be with them, with her all was well. Aud so they left them there, the young mother and lier ohllti. Do very sure that Body did not feel the coldness of her breast; be sure that he was hap py In that long, long Bleep with hor, that he had so of^u coveted, and that some other whoro—ah, God! that we might Hnqw whero—wavm and living, their freed souls d wall, a In happiness spoke ol reason on the very verge of overthrow; yet it was with the lixed resolve to grapple with, and master something in Ins brain which forever eluded him, that ho advanced to a cabinet that stood on one sido of the room. It was remarkable neither for its usefulness nor its beauty, but as Mr. Eyro touched it, a distinct impression of some recent experience connected with it. fixed his attention; and as an ordinary weapon may become unique throiigli some especial use to which it has hern put, so Mr. Eyre found a curious fascination in a thin r that he hail seen every day for six years of his life, without once consciously observing it. His lingers wandered over it, and secured to pause without his will at a certain handle Strange! ho could have Bwom that not long ago he bad opened that very drawer, either to seek something that was there, or to lay it away. Mechanically lie drew it toward him, and saw that it was empty. The cabinet stood back from the light; but as he remained, with his eyes fixed on tho open drawer, he saw that i dark red stain crossed it obliqu.dy—it wns the stain of blood. ilo pressed one clinched hand to his brow. Surely he had got tho clew now that lie had lost during the stupor in which he had two days lain—but no; it had escaped him beforo that, for even as he stanched the blood that flowed from Madcap's side on that fatal night, his mind 'ad been projecting itself backward in a futile effort to remember something similar that had happened previously. Even Madcap herself impressed him with a strong sense of unreality quite distinct from dreaming, or rather it was like being reminded or a dream that ho had forgotten, till the actual presentiment of it brought all its details to his mind. Step by step lie forced himself to follow tho events of that evening, remembered leaving Frank and Madcap iutiio drawing-room, and silting down to his writing, over which, though his brain had never been clearer, ho must have been overcome bv one of those sudden lits of sleop that sometimes followed any severe excitement to which he had beon subjected, and from this sleep he had been wakened by tho shriek above that had caused him hastily to ascend the spiral staircase that led from his study to the bedroom, where he had found Madcap alone and unconscious, seated in a chair drawn close to the open window. lint beyond and beneath these distinct memories, lie was conscious of an abyss whose brink he approached with strong shudderitigs, yet fiercer will, but from which ho found himself, as by somo unknown force, dragged back at tho very moment when he' was on the point of piercing its depths—strange lightnings passed through his mind, revealing hidden places, yet never that one sealed chamber which was lucked against him; a moving chaos of half- seen visions and strangled recollections contended in him for recognition, while, driven with fury from opposite points of the compass." a crowd of ideas met and jostled each other in his brain, stunning him with the roar and confusion ol a tempest. Ilo had dare I lo pluck the curtain from the inmost recesses of his soul, and what did they give back to him in answer? Confused .'choes. uncertain replies, like a face guessed at in troubled waters. As worn out with lasting and agony, he covered his eyes, slowly from tho background of a night black as pitch, lie thought an apparition rose; it tinged with flame, blood dripped from its raiment an I iis hands. Above its hollow eyes there gleamed a Slav, and that too was of blon 1 color, an I here- cognized it for thesoirit, ol'inur ler, and knew that the hand hidden in ils breast clutched a weapon: he glanced aside, aud there, pile and dimly illumined by lliollamo that glowed from her, crouched the shape of a in in made in his own image, who seemed lo imporlnno her aid; suddenly she drew (he weapon from its sheath, pointed, amlhade him strike. A second Hguro rose within ken. of a woman dressed in white—the face was hidden, and her attiiudn was of <>nn •who siept—cue man advancing witn a species of blind fury, stubbed it to tho heart; then with n gesture of joy, tore the covering from its faco, to tasto the fruits of his deed. Hut what is this? He draws hack—he hurls the weapon from him—ho kneels by tho murdered shape—he clasps its hands—he calls on it with tears and cries to reply to him; but it is silent, it lias no power to reply, and ho turns, with a ttrriblo coal are of despair and upbraiding, to the spirit, who looks calmly on, with a smile, then pointing to his blood-stained hand, vanishes. With tho sweat on his brow, Mr. Evro staggered to his feet, and gazed aroiind him. There stood tho bod upon which sho had lain, upon which sho might belying now—the beautiful, the oeloved— had not tho spirit of murder, that had entered in at tho open door of his soul, in somo awful inexplicable way, passed Hester by, to return in other shape, to wreak itself upon what he guarded moru jealously than his own life. It was as if a man hud resolved lo slay his enemy with some instrument over which lie had secretly gloatiiL 1 , nnd that he had often looked'for an opportunity of using (sheathed and laid safe away wner • nme could llnd it), and one day this vei've mmy had iracked him to his plac,' in hi ling, and with that very steol had stabbjd Ins nearest, and di'ar- est to the t>"irt. (To b* continued.) TRAPPING THE GIRLS« How Vicious Employers Impose Upon Inexperienced Young Women Seeking Work. Many Who Come from the Coun try to Make Their Way Are Victimized. Altera Bitter Experience Some Are Glad to Be Once More at Home. CI ilea go News Record: What aro tlie experiences of youug girls who start out In Chicago to look for positions? There aro thousands of girls employed in tho great olllco buildings downtown. Of these somo llvo hi their own homes, but tho majority aro from country towns. Thoy tlook In hero from all over the eiArntry, from fur and near. Every little village nowadays bos Its school of stenography. It Is only a step from tho country school-teacher to tho stenographer. The same ambition that prompts a girl W lit herself for a teacher carries her a step farther. I.ured by the prospect of largo wages, and eager to get a peep at tho grcoi unknowu, thoso girls flutter luto the city llko niotliH around an electric light. They lly straight for tho ono bright spot In tho dark Unnament, only to bo dushed against tba cold case- lncnta aud fall back dazed Into tho dark waters below. i Not a few of tboiu have a girl friend who has some kind of a position down town. Their stock per capita when thoy reach tho city is perhaps $'20 or $30. From a country standpoint, where board Is not to exceed $2 a w'cok, and where incidental expenses are a mere nothing, that amount ought to last at least two mouths. Hut In Ihe city, whore board Is at least $5, not to mention carfare, newspapers, laundry aud hutches, tho nuVuey soon goes. Thou there is tho temptation to buy a pretty ribbon or a pair of gloves. Besldoa, It is really important to hnvi» those tilings on a business basts. For do not nearly all the "ads" road: "Must be bright and attractive!" . "Mgnweinan," ue nam . vreBte have you warteV" •»'5?hfl evidence otrnlm jrwy .string.*'Hraflhd together. I Willi ray Hovn woro growing tinea, 4 ^lj #»flr »fie<it drawn o'wr my wo. . POISON IN FOOD. Ill Ohltm TlmiiH li Sharp Wlltcll WIIB Knpt on thu Cook'* DUtion. Tho fear of poison which haunted tho mind of every person of quality during Iho middle uges gavo rlso to certain curious customs and oven to certain superstitious, says Golden Days. When dishes aro now served covered it is understood that it is rnorely for tho puvposo of keeping them worm. This was not, howovor, tho principal reason why they wero served covered during tho dark ages. It was tho fear that poison might bo Introduced into them surreptitiously between the kltehou and tho table where thoy woro to bo served to tho kings or the lords or even to persons of Inferior rank. Thu covors woro not removed till the master of tho house had taken his place. All dishes afterward served were brought on tho tablo hi tho stun manner. It wits Uio custom originally when tho dishes wero uncovered for some of tho servants to llrst partake of them but this ouBtom was uttorward In part leplaced by the servants touching tho food -with one of several objects whloh wow regarded as infallible prosei-va^ Uvea against poison. Theso objects woro tho horn of the unicorn, a serpent's tongue, tho fabu lous stone found in the head of the toad, serpentluo, agate aud other stones. Tho llrst was considered tho boat, but as the unicorn never existed, its horn was replaced by that of the narwhal or by a shark's tooth, which wero sold by all the druggists Instead of It and under Us name. Many porsous kept a small pleoe of it at tho bottom of their drlakiog glassos. TJulcoru's horn was so rare and precious that It was worth more than ten times its weight lu gold. It was uovor proved that tho stone alleged to come from the head of the toad that origin, nnd the druggists who soW It know that what thoy vended I was jL^atiueraLdiui out of the earth For n few days amid tho seduction of so much that is strange and attractive the country girl does not notice the rapid diminution of her small hoard. But ono lino morning sho Is just beginning to feel a littlo fatigued from tho noise aud excitement and for the first time sho gives a thought to the quiet little town sho has left ami to the familiar faces at homo. But the roar lu her ears soon drowns all that. She looks Into her pocket-book and Is surprised that she has sir little left. She tries to count up how she has spout It, but soon gets all mixed up between gloves nnd candy mid streetcar fare and lunches. Then there was rose she bought Just because It was llko tho ones growing In the front yard at homo. Oh, yos, and there was a 'wholo dollar spent for a seat at the theater—she ought not to hnvo done that. But then the music and the lights and the beautiful girls all glitter Ing with diamonds—It was all so like a delicious dream. A sunilen loneliness comes over her. Her eyes begin to fill. But no; she must not cry. She rushes over to tho wash stand, bathes her faco vigorously, aud feels refreshed at onee. Just then sho notices tho "ads" she has cut from tho nioriilug papers, sticking on the pfn-cushlon. Sho sits down and dashes off a lino homo to say that she Is all right, that sho has n«t got a position yet, but that sho expects to this morning. Sho dons her hat, dashes a littlo powder over her faco, for fear It looks shiny after that sudden bath and os sho walks gayly down the street she feels equal to anything. It Is from this point that tho greatest Interest centers In tho young woman's career. But It Is Just from hero on tlmt tho least is lenwon of her. Thoy all have tho same story to tell, with variations us numerous ns tho stars. Thoy start out in the morning buoyed up by all tho possibilities of a day. Thoy swarm in and out of tho mammoth buildings, each a small village by itself. Thoy thread their way up and down tho various offices like pearl dlvors. Aud, llko tho diver, In how many a shell they find only sand instead of tho coveted pearl! Thoy return to thoir lodgings at night discour aged—yes, far worse than discouraged Por tilings have been said to them or inslnuoted if not said outright, that make thorn feel for tho first time thnt It Is hard to bo a woman. And for the first time the wisdom of coming to great city, against tho advlco of older heads, la doubted. Subjoined are some of the stories gleaned by tho reporter from tho young women themselves. Miss A., a falr-luilred girl, with frank blue eyes, whose round face bespoke youth and Inexperience. Sho went into an office on Denrborn street In reply to an "ad." Tho first words that greet ed here woro: "Well, I'm glad to see one yotmg girl. I havo had enough old hens In hero this morning." He sat down beside her and continued: "I llko a nice, plump girl"—hero he gavo her a caressing pinch on the arm "How muoh do you weigh?" Sho In dlgnantly arose and left the office. Not without a patting shot, however, about being "too .touohv." Miss B., a brown-eyed, unsophlstlcat ed girl, was a sohool-toacher from a littlo town out in Kansas. She told a story that would havo been almost amusing but for tho teardrops that stood so suspiciously near tier long lashes. Sho went to an office on l4i- Salle- street in answer to an "ad." The man looked at her and said at onoe "1 guess you 'll do." Sho hung up her hat and clicked away on the typewriter until noon. Kor employer went out and about noou sho sallied forth to got her lunch. She had gono only a blook when she was accosted by a woman with: "Oh. 1 havo onught you, now stenographer, going out to meet my husband," Tho poor girl was dazed und dunifounded, But tho woman was in deadly earnost and protested thnt no dooont girl would work lu her husband 's office. This was too muoh. The girl burst Into tears and said If that was what was thought of her, the suouov she loft such a pUtoo the better. Aetwiingjy she retruood hor steps plolt- other girls waiting. Sho told them the story and there was a hasty exodus. .'Us same girl went to a stenographic agency on LaSallo street. Tho proprietor said that "a girl of your shape ought to get a position anywhere," and proposed tlmt she go on the stage. Miss I)., another country school-teacher, Oils timo from Indiana, told of going into an office on Washington street whero tho portly gentleman wanted "a congenial stenographer, ono who could drink wine." Ho said she could have many of her afteiuootis off, but that sho could make up by working evenings. Tills f [irl went to an agency,' where sffio gave up $2 for Uio privilege of registering her tutnie. Tho proprietor wns to send for her as soon us he found her a position. Sho Is still waiting. Miss K., a bright-faced girl, told an amusing story of her exporieuce lu working In a private house. Sho was from Michigan and was engaged as private secretary to a wealthy gentleman In the suburbs. After sho got there sho discovered that the wlfo wns a business woman and would also re-> quire her services. To use tho girl's own expression, " It was perfectly awful." Sho said: "Perhaps I would be right In Uio middle of a sheet on the typewriter when In would rush Mrs. with something to bo doue 'at once,' and if I didn't drop my work and attend to her sho would bo mad. She wrote out what sho wanted to say in long bund first. And I really he lieve," continued tho girl, "that she learned It all by heart, for she rattled It off so fast It would tnko a phonograph to catch It. Then sho would look at mo In a superior way, ns to say: 'You nre uot much of a stenographer.' "She bothered mo nearly to death, too," said Miss E„ "with her domestic and family affarrs. Every time she had a row with her servants she came fu to talk It tit over with me. Then I overheard her tc-1! her husband that I was terribly slow. Then, and here her voice sunk vory low, "her husband became so complimentary to mo ihat I gavo up my place." ""Miss F.T^"tTui,~atlu"r""'llu"e-lol>kiiig girl In spite of her ;iale face, told with a good deal of Indignation why she left hor last position. It seems there wero two proprietors to this establishment There was also another stenographer—a very gay grass widow. And," said the girl, " the conduct of thoso two men with that woman was so outrageous that I could not stand It. Theso partners seemed Jealous of each other, and they vied In their attentions, so that they actually would leave n customer standing while in- lulging in some pleasantry with that woman. She always had fruit and flowers and I have often known her to gol homo In a enrringo. I saw one of thoso men Introduce his wife to her, too." Tho first election, perhaps, in which women ever voted in Uio south ia that of Uic stock law question recently closed lu Jackson, Miss. Only a few exercised the privilege. The law provides unit all persons who are householders, and none other, shall vole on Uic fence question. This admits all women who own a home to Uio right of suffrage. Lieutenant Peary, speaking of his Greenland discoveries, says that tin; people of Whale sound are the most unique on the globe, mid that in the two greatest problems, food and clothing, they are the most skilled of nil the aborigines. 99 Mrs. Nancy tTlrts, IWI Ofcronn* at, 1 llaltliuoru Md., thus gives her experience: "We have used Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup »ud have never found Its ccpial for our children." The tlrst telephone exchange vraa established !•• I.onilun In loTil, when ten olllces were eonncjted. Important to Fleshy People. We intve noticed a page article In Iho Boston (itoliK un reducing weight at a very 8inr .il expense. It will pay our rcadei • " send two cent stump for a copy to Belina Circulating Library, 80 E. Wasulngtuu Street, Chicago, 111. j In snowy weather In Sweden and Norway trusses of straw and hay aro lied to the lamp posts for the birds. Ill Ulllfll 'lllllt-a People overlooked the importance of per innn<?nlly licncllclnl effects and were ».;'b.. Ileil with Iniu-uciil action, hut now tluil i. in gciicnilly known that Syrup of Fi^s will permanently cine habitual constipation, wcU.infonneil people will not linv ntle-r laxatives, which net for a lime, tm't finally injure the sysleni. "German Syrup I am a farmer at Edotn, Texas. I have used German Syrup for sbt years successfully for Sore Throat, Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Pains in Chest and L,uugs and Spitting-up ol Blood. I have tried many kinds ol Cough Syrups in my time, but let tne say to anyone wanting such a medicine—German Syrup is the best We are subject to so many sudden changes from cold to hot, dam} weather here, but in families where German Syrup is used there is little trouble from colds. John F.Jones.a PLEASANT 3 Mr*. Slime 's "Uncle TOIII'B Cnliln" \* ou sniu lliruii^lioiit Ilolluml under llio titlo "]>e > T egiT Hul. H Miltli* tn Look I.IUo N AYV. t(C., l>\ Vt\ or < 'fcillli'il, I'lll^ll (I'lU'lIM- 1 1 4 SteuitiiMl, uL Oilu rirlHi\ n.w WorUVJUi Water St., MilwiiuKcc. Send for i-jivuhir. Fifty-one mctnls nre now known to exNL Four hundred years ngo only seven wirn: known. f HE NEXT MORNING I FEEL BRIGHT AN v. NEW AND COMPLEXION 18 BETTER. ind'hldneyi. Anil in a ptc'asahif laxntlve. " i from hcrbi * * tutea. HlicAlled lly doctor uyR It acta (tnntW on the ttbirwh. HTM »ml kidney*. Anil Is a pleasant laxative. Tim drlnM U made from hertw, and Is prepared for use as etutlf as tea. uncalled LAKE'S MEDICINE All <Uuni.U Mil U it M>' &nd (1 l *t |,t £kag«. If yvn tannM M .. . _ . .... 1. U, BI .. ( pfciril, S^lrlH FITK.— All Fit" Sto],|,o ,l freo br »r. KII ">-'H • No Vlt« after llr.t <Jr«*nt Nrrvi* KfMor dnr'n nne. Mnrrelom citron bottle tree to FU (Juaoa. Aruh St., Fhlla., TreatUennd t '2.00 li Bond to Dr. Kllno, A. ..fid tout addrtu fur a fraa aaiupl, lha bawala aa.a dar. In orilrr to or n.aiinv, iti ,i Addrau ORATOR P. WOODWARD. Ijh . in ! Yalo university lmrt Ha beginning In Pny- Drook, Conn., In 170J, and removed to NY» Haven in 1710. A SOUK THROAT OR COUGH, If MifTer. id lo pro^if-s, often rumillrt in mi liii'iimlile llirout in- Inns Irtiiilile. "Jliwm't jjrw\cliial Tiiichrx" jrivi' iustunt relief. captured in n Hun- him a lieur 1 Out lie Tmd tamed mid tuii^lit t" srapjde Willi pedes. Iriuns wlioin lie deMred to rob. A footpad was lately ,'iirian tn" n, uml uith used Miss G., or rnther Mrs. t>., fur sho wns iv bright little mn:rlc(l woiiiiin. who Is working wjth i:w husbuiul. helping to pay for a littlr how In the suburbs. When aslceff" iiuout her experience she gave vent to n worry laugh. She said: "Oh, yes, I have had some fow experiences, but my observations arc perhaps worth more than my experiences, as t havo had an office oC my own and had occasion to 1 employ girls. I was once discharged because I was a married woman. My employer kept nsklng mo to go out to snpper with lilm. I kept putting him off nnd suppose he thought It wns only bashfulness. Ho beennio Importunate, so l Told lilm my husband would object. On Saturday night I got my salary with an envelopo saying my services wero no longer required. Tho vory next day I mot a girl on tho street nnd sho If I knew of nny place. told her of tho cue I had loft, but told Ivor T did not bollevo any decent girl could work there. Sho said: 'I don't care; I'm gobig to try It I am just bare; look at mo, my shoes aro nil worn out. I'vo been out to tho stock yards working for $0 a week nnd I'm starving.' "I had not soon her slnco till the other day I met her on tho street," continued Uio littlo womnn, 'and sh» was ed beautifully dressed I scarcely recognized her." Miss H., a quiet, buslness-llko girl, said: "I have never been treated other than In tho most courteous fashion. But I camo koro with letters of Introduction nnd I have hold but two positions. But," sho continued, "there Is a girl boards wlvro I ftal who loft a place tho very flrst morning she went to work because tho proprietor tried to kiss her. IT© did kiss hor on tho forehead, nnd ho was an old man, too. Miss .T., a slender, tired-looking girl, told of going to an agency (sho gavo tho building) kept by a woman. This woman offered to get her a position If sho wns willing to "show favors" to tho gentleman whom she would send her to see. A ~umbor of girls told the snmo story of fllelr expeilenco with agents. Several woro nsked to tnko off their cloaks "to seo If thoir figures woro good." . I S1O0 Reward »IOO. Tho readers of tills paper will bo nli to learn that there is at least one ureuded disease that science has been able to cure In all ils stupes, und that U Catarrh Hall's Catarrh Cure Is the only positive sure cure known to the medical fraternity. Ciilurrh helne; a conslilulional disease, requires a cousllltillonal treatment. Hall's Cnlai'l'li Cure Is taken internally, m-ting directly upon the blood uml mucous surface of Ihe system, thereby destroying the foundation of the di-ease, and ^hin^ thu pilticul s)ri:nj;)h bulhliui; up the constitulioii mid assls' nature in doitii^ ils work. Tin proprietor i ..itc so uiueh luilb in its curative powers, Hi..! li.ey nlTer One Hundred Dollars for any i;i i 'in : it fails to i nre. Semi for list of lesiiutuuuiis. Address, y. J CHKXKV .li Co., Toledo, v. 10- Sold by DruggislH, "fie. France has u population of 38,218,'.10;!, comprising about lO.IHIO.OIH) families, and ol these 2,000,000 have no children, wlil'ii 2,000,000 huvu only une child each. BKKOIIAM'H 1' II.I.S enjoy the lurgest sale of any proprietary medicine in the world Made only lu St. Helens, England. Abba LUsl's first concert programme, when lie was only U veurs old, has been discovered. It bears the date of 1820. The performance was given in Oldenburg. Nononr HUT A (IOMP Nieoi.KOTa A COUGH TnUe suine HAI.K'S HONKY Of llouuitouN n AND TAH iiwtantcr. PiKic'a TOOTHAOIIK Duoi'd Cure lu one Minute. 'file extremes uf temperature In Hie Sahara arc such that, while Ihe day muy he tuiiiresslvely hot, at nlu'bt ills freezinif cold. II I I , r mi <-'ol. Hum is stumping Texas for Gov. JUra. A. A. Williams Lynn, Mass. For U M of Oilers J(e><', Sir. Williams Heartily Endorses Baud's Siir*aj)urlll«. Wo are pleased to proBont this from Rev. A. A. Williams, of the Silaboo street Christ Inn Church, Lynn, Mass.: "t see no reason why a clergyman, mora than iv layman, who knows whereof he Bpeaks, should uesltate to approve an Article of Merit mid worth, from whloh be and his family bavf been signally benefited, and whose commendation may serre to extend those benefits to othori by luoroaalu* their oonfldsaoe. My wife baa foi many years been it sufferer from severe Nervous Headache for whloh sho found little help. She has tried inniiy tutors^tbat promised well,but performed _ SCIATICA LENUHTH OF DAYS. Life insurance tables show Hint in flic last 2") yenr-i. the average of life ims increased 5 per cent aud it is | M>I\V 43 and nine tenths years. | 'A'niiinn'8 expectation tins in creased I 'ill more. More than 8 per cent, i-in Unit it in now 45.8. Of every •in' thousand males horn, twenty • li r in ore will reach 35 years hoforo ls'?0. This is owing to a bettor 'timwledjie of the laws of diet, ven­ dition, sanitation and better med- i. nl skill than was known 25 years, i'jo. In these years people no oiiyor nlh'w it cold to wear itself n'. knowing that when this is inne, the •ilinulc to the constitution s great hri-iiuse every cold that is i 1 lowed to linger, paves the way for •i'i !iuid colli which will be a little vioh nt than the first. B BID'S w C. iMir AND K IDNEY C URB ,i "il any malady that conies, a .nl !. II is the best thing in tlit; « oi lil Hi- ,i:iything of this kind. 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Will make tlie bcH por/umed Hard Soap In M minutesic ilhoutboilmu. His tb« best for oleanslng waste-pipes, disinfecting sinks, oloeets, wa»h- iuj bottles, paintB, trees, ete. rKNN.t. MALT M'1'|<1 CO. Q<m. Agts., Pblla., Fa. e^emnW SoccNafal *U B all maadUaCalL WtnirB aw IT. llwxu.SU Paw. M.Y. WliU br knkW |> M£ F H E1 JOHN WANAMAKER, Postmaster-General of the United States, Is usually considered, and rightly so, one of the brightest business men in America, and when he writes tcrthe Editor of A RTHUR'S N EW H OME M AGAZINE as follows: OFFICII OP THB POSTMASTER-GENEBAI., WASHINGTON , D. 0„ Feb. 17,18 »2. My DBAK Mil. RiiKD : As your MuguKino gots thlokor, It goto brighter. Like tie big wood flro on the hearth in my llbmry whon I pllo more logs on. I knew Mr. Arthur vory well from way buok, but I doubt It h« I would know ills old monthly sluoe you've put out the doad wood, I and put in BO many more pages und departments, and takes on many young und sparkling writers. If you ktep on giving aueh good plotures you'll have 'JOO.QWt , subBoribors. I four uiheitisers will orowd you (for some things oan bo woll ndvortlsud in nmgasslnes), but don't drop any of the reading pages, and don't let a dry or dull line oroep in. Don't niiso tho pi-leu either, if you oan liolp it, even It it in half the prion of other no-letter muguzlnos. I congratulate you on doing what no one oleo has done in putting out two copies at the prloe that others ohargo for one. The old homestead and the young daughter* new home euii oaoh have your Magazine .without paying ' more than others charge tor single eoples ot th'elr pubUoaUom. Your old friend, JOHN WANAMAKBR, | It should indicate to the average American citizen that under the new management it is at least awake, and when we know

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