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Mrs, Anna Gage, wife of Ex Deputy U, S, Marshal, Columbus, Kan., says: "I was delivered of TWINS less than 20 minutes ~nd with scarcely any pain after using only two bottles of "MOTHERS' FRIEND" DID NOT SUFFER AFTEBWASD, Eipressor M»ll, on 'ocelpt of price. bottle. Boo* "TO MOTUKRS" per bo rue. BRIDFIELI) REOl'UTOK CO., ATLANTA, GA. SOI.D BY ALL DRUGGISTS. TIMETABLES. •Dally. TIHUly except Sunday. Leave Arrive. Bradford and Col....'12:50 a m -2:45am Philadelphia & N. Y..-12:60 ft m • 2:46 a m Richmond & Clntl....* 1:00 a m -2:20 am Ind'pls * Louisville..-12:45am • 2:30am Effner & Peoria -3:05am -12:30am Crown Point * Chi..-2:f>5am -12:40am Richmond & Clntl..t 5:45 a m -fll:20pm Crown Point * Chi..f 6:00am t7:30pm Monticfllo Jo F.flner t S:l» » m t 1;05 p m Bradford * Col -f 7:58am t4:15pm Effner local freight..t 8:30 a m t 2:15 p m Ina'pls & Louisville..- 2:00pra «l:30pm Richmond and Clr.U..-2:10pm -l:20pm EradforO and Col....'2:05 p m •HlOpni Phlla.it -N'cnv York..,.-i':'J5p m • i:lOpm Montlceljo & ECno;-. ,t 2:20 p m t 7:45 a m Chicago -l:35pm -l:55pra Chi A Intel-mediate..-4:30 pra -12:30 r m Kokomo & Blch t2:30pm t'-t:00am Bradford 4 Col f*:30pm t!2:20pm J A. McCUI/LOUOH. Ajrent, Loganaport. V.ANDALIA -.TRAINS LEAVE LOGANSPORT, IND. FOR THE NORTH. No C Tor St Joseph, dally PX Sundny... .10:31 a m No 14 lor St Joseph, dull/ ex Suodny C:i& a ni ^o 20 rorSt Joseph, ex Sun 4:23 p m No 10 to St Joseph Sunday only i:00 n in No 8 ex Sunday lor soutn Send b Slj p m No S lias throush parlor car, InUlanarolla to South Bend via Colisx. No 20 fins through sleepers, St Loals to Mackl 8 ™ rOK THE SOUTH No 13 lor Terre Haute dally ex Sun 7 13 a n Noll forTetreHautedulljexSnn -':?•; P i: No 31 dally ex Sunday 11:40 u ': No 13 hns throiiKh parlor c*r, SootU Bend i Indianapolis Tin (.oinw. No 21 has through Sleeper, Mackinaw to St Louis. Arrives No 15 r miy except Sunday 0:25 p m No 17 Suodiw only I0i» p in TOT complete time card, giving all trains md stations, »nd for full Information as to rates, through cam, etc., address J. C. EDGEWOBTH. AffWt, Logansport, Ir.a. Cr, E. A. Ford, General Passenger Agent, St. Louis. Mo. WHEKE LOVE REIGNS. Mrs. McKinley's Komantlc Devotion to Her Home and Husband. ftnni tha HstninjromMit from Home and Frlenus Tlmt Mnj- Como with Volltl- cnl Klcviulon — Tuo Mujor anil Bin Mother. [corvnidiiT. ISM.] Imagine yourself, if you will, nlight- ing from a railroad train and finding- yourself in a dirty, dusty station in tin: midst of nn equally dirty, dusty-portion of a thriving western city. Then imagine yourself entering- a somewhat dilapidated stage coach and beJng driven slowly through various narrow, crooked streets until at the end of t/eu minutes you emerge into a, broad plaza lined with stately buildings tiud tall trees rich in verdure. This is what the visitor to Canton sees, find hc'won- ders at the sudden transformation'f rove squalor to beauty. One is told that Canton hns but one squalid quarter, and that is near the railroad station, and when one has been there a few hours One realizes the entire truth of this statement. Then lot your imagination take another flight and picture yourself strolling up a broad, straight, aVcniic thick with slmde nnd lined on either side by stately residences ap- pronohed by towns of conspicuous neat ness and beauty. At the end of four short blocks you finally come to a square, wooden house set back some -40 yards from tho street, with a wide veranda in front and tall oaks brushing • their branches ngainstthe newly-painted boards of the house. Flower beds abound on «tlie spacious lawn, the prevailing-blossoms; appearing to be red geraniums. On every pleasant day in the immediate piist one might have seen a fair-faced woman seated on this veranda drinking in the quiet and beauty of the sccno thnt Iny stretched before her. But now all that is over. Then; is 110 more, restful quiet for her, for her husband has become one of the most conspicuous mm in the United States, and she, against her will, hns been unconsciously drawn into nil 'the strife and turmoil of national politics. It is easy to sen that this frail woman is not happy .One would see that she felt proud oj the honor which all knew was about to be bestowed upon her husband, unO yet through it all she found ample tinn; to receive.and greet with a simple grace nil the friends and neighbors whom she held most dear. But when I saw herl.hc second Lime nil this wa:; chnmg-od. Cant-cn was alive; with bun ting, from every porclj.mid from every roof there floated flags ant! banners inscribed with the words "JfcKin- ley, the advance agent of prosperity." ?Thc one servant who Inn? done, duly for somauy yearsutthc McKinley home had been reinforced by various others in the •guise of secretaries nnd waiting- men ;ind messengers. There wns a constant air of bustle aJid activity, and while her husband was gentleness and thoughtfulness personified in his interest in his pji- tient wife, it did not ta.l<e a wizard to see that the wife wns grieving note, lit- tlo at the thought that tiic fortunes ot politics had robbed her of the constant society of her husband to which she hail grown accustomed s,incr he stepped from the gubernatorial chair at Columbus. J/en were coming and going, tlu iron gate at. the edge o{ the lawn was clanging and banging, the' screen door on the piazza was opening nnd shutting, there was a Ba.be! of voices and at all hours of the day and even into the lati: vvcn'mg cairiages were flashing up before the door, telegraph wires were ticking, telephone bellsrijjg-ir.g-ajul in short what, had becm less than a.month before nri I'.clen of domestic felicity had b'ecn suddenly transformed into a Eobel of confusion. I cannot tell ydu what.Mrs. McK'mley was gracious ejiough to te!l to me in her frank, ingenuous way withoutfirsttell- ing you the story of her courtship as if was told to me by moro than one o>M resident of Stork county. Her maiden name was Idiv Saxton, inul pretty mun.': nil the older people of Canton call hei' Ida Saxton still. Her fnlhcr n-n-s the editor and proprietor of f.he Keposi- tory.n weekly paper then, ostnblislnxl Jn 1SJ5, but now a daJly paper run by Sir. George Prose. ButtJiceA'tiiiigand owning of this small journa.1 w:'.s but a side issue to old Col. SkLxton. lie was a bank- the most prominent i.n thatpa.rtof Ohio, and he had ideas or his own. iind ainocg these ideas was ono thatapper- tained to his daughter. He gave her a!l WEST BOUND. C5 ioca 1 -might, aceom dallj ex San....l3£0 p m 3 St. Lonls HmlUxl dally, 'old no 43' 10:2-t it m 1 Fast Mall dally, 'old no-47' 8:17 pm 7 Kansas City express dailj- 'old DO il'.- 3JS p m 6 -"as espress dnllr « Bun 'old no 15'...10:19 a m Ho. BAST BOUND. 2 N, 1.4 Boston lira d dallr 'old no «.. 2:41 a m « Fast mall dally, 'old no 40 »:48 a m 4 Atlantic Lira dally ex Sun 'old no 44., 4:52 p m 74 Local frt..Jlccora. dally«x8nn .12 60 p m EEL RIVER DIVISION. WEST BOUND. No35 arrive 1030 a m No 37 arrive 2 35 p m . EAST BOUND. No 36 leave .10:45 a m No 34 leave 3:SO p m FOR,THE BLOOD, NERVES, LIVER ^-ANO— J KIDNEYS.! 4 3. B. B. B. cured me of a bad i case of La Grippe and Lung Trou-1 blc. EDWARD'L.PERDIXE, j 1122 E. Jackson St., Miincie, Indiana. | •'. B B ,B B are purely vegetable. [ Pat up in capsules, sixty in a box. (Thirty days' treatment in n box. Price $1 per box, or six for $5. ! Manufactured by H. C. BRAGG, ! Connersvllle, Ind. ; For sale by all druggists. »«.i«i» •••••••••*•••••••••••"-****• J-OW SALK UY' B. F. KFB8UNG, Druggist. i .. ''S>* cmdoryorTeiii ~T pcrmsnontlj _ inbalrentcdrt •homo for »nm» price nrdor nmo iruanui- • t?< If you prefer to come borO'wewlllooir' " tract k)po)fr«llroo<lfii;e»n(lhoteloHlB.nnd noebinr*, If we f aiuo cure. If yon baTO tokea mer> cary^loiUde tmtniib.rand •tlll.'ba.-ronchea «nd mini, Mi^ooanTatcheii in moatb, Sore Throat, Plmpjes, Copper Colored spat* -Clo«r« oa any part oi tho body, Hair or Eyebrow" (aUloir, out. It l» tbl» 8eooud»ry BliOODTpOIP"* n« rn»r»nt«e to euro. We lollolt tho most o__ t« caret Una diallfinn the world for • tannotcure. ;,TbUi bat emoiteintnoiiip cl»nn. •OOO.OOO capital- behind pur ouco ilounl EHumntr. Ab«o j ute ptoofl «on t «o»]ed OD •TBllCAtlon. ' AidTOM COoft .RRMKOV C 5C7 iUwonfe Teniple, CHJCAOOi iLt. ___ . . -with- »t>re .«t«. ^ntcrr.ej^*>'*ad,r«<} •ndinammed «y««,' c»n»?a by "K*! .catarrh, or oth«rwliie, tbe. JBnitiHw* Bslni i» • prlceleii boonl J*nt 16 e>r *0 dropi of "Bilm into'l'ipoonfull' b«tht tiijieye* wtll; f ht and morning, getting tome o( tha l«tlori into the eyet, Tbo relief and i» jrorth • hundred time* tbt amidst tliese new jeurroimdings. To be sure, for over 20 j;ears she has been not altogether unaccustomed to the clangor of a political life, for she has seen her husband elected to congress time and again; and twice she has participated with him to a greater or less extent in his successful.campaigns for the governorship of Ohfo; but-whilo those scenes were all exciting, they pale into insignificance beside the road and feverish scenes which are now hourly brought before her. Each dny, each hour; I may say each minute, men from all .over tlie country journey to Canton to see and to talk to her distinguished husband, the republican candidate for president of, the ; United States. 'She enjoys it perhaps in a certain way—^en- jo'ys it'as a loving wife enjoys the triumphs of the one who is all the world to her—enjoys it, if a sense of'deepest pride can be called enjoyment, and yet it is, plain to bo seen that her gentle nature shrinks from it all. Mrsi'.McKinley is essentially.a gentle woman. Her face, her form, her manner all suggest that which is 'sweetest and best in woman. Thrown-into direct contact with the -world ns she lias been, phe has yet'retained to an eminent degree all that ohariningfeminlnity which the older inhabitants of Stark county, 0., recall as beingier tfhiefest charm i-i girlhood. There is something sad about this little woman, too—strikingly eod when now and'then one catches a far- off, mournful look in her eyes nnd notes the. pathetic lines of suffering-which pven her bravery and strength of will cannot altogether obliterate from her face. • She has suffered, has this woman; '.suffered .no ono knows how much. For many years—in fact, since her last- sorn died and was laid nw5iy"to'rcst— Khe has been an invalid. : 'JTot an invalid in the sense that she has .been confined to:her bed or even to her room oil these years, but an invalid inasmuch as she has been unable to go about anil mingle in society and enjoy the recreations that other women enjoy. In Washing-ton, during JIaj. 'McKialey's raany j'ears of service jn the house of representatives, sho ..clung 1 pretty cJose- y to the home which she -had there, meeting 1 comparatively few :of tbe men nnd women who go-to make Washing- Ion the gayest city.of the land during. w t» own unique season. She,has never >eejn. h'appy altogether in. those years-; flhe'n'dmits'it.herself. The>rig%t,-shin- ug'perlods'bf her life have : beeh when' 0he'wa3 batik 'in - r the'home of her birilv laving: hor hnslbond 1 all to herself, ami, seated on her.piazza or in hcr.;tinyre- ception room receiving, not as guests, rat rather as lpy«i_ companions, the rlends of her .early/days.-.,- It -was thus that )I- first .saw.jJlrs. McKinley:, To. >e s\irc, at.thot time ithe clans were just [tttjiering:. 'at 'St v .louis .and i ".iiiere,'wjis, he : 'iliy-co'ncea!ed : air 'of 'anticjp.ii(-lon' vhlc'li overspreod'the entire city of Ca'ri- oid, eTe\ri to'the hoine of the : majbr : an-1 JIB wife; but at that time there was a repose about this'gentle sufferer which was as beautiful an it was pathetic. the advantages of a liberal education Including-e. protracted stay in Europe, and then hebroug-htherback find said to her r "Ida, I believe that you should know my business as I know it myself, I do not wish you to. marry early in life, I wish you to come to me at the bank and gaiu a knowledge of my affairs." That is how Ida Sa.xton obtained the rare business ability which has been of no mean advantage to her husband in bis career,, and that is alsolhow she chanced .to meet the man who was destined to become her lover and then her husband. She wns pea-haps 20 or 2J. years old when she entered her father's bank as a paid assistant. She had rare beauty, both physical and'mental,' and; as everybody knows, her suitors were both numerous and persistent, but she seemed, to care for'none o£ them; instead slie attended .closely to the duties which her father plKced in her hands. She had been in Mie bank bnt a comparatively ' sihort time when 'a young man, handsome, of face nnd figure, came to- Cunton-from the adjacent town of Nilea This young roan, li soon became known, had just returned from the war, where at.the age of 17 years he had enlisted as a private and had emerged after Appomatox as B major by brevet. When "Ida told her father that young McKinley had asked her : hond in marriage he replied: ."I don't .want you, to marry yet awhile, my dear, but when, you do 'I know of no mau to .whom I would so willingly give you iip'as to Maj. McKinley." And so it was that in •1871 they were married and they went to housekeeping-at once in that same square, wooden house where they now live. Tho vicissitudes of fortune and : of financial difficulties .compelled ..them some time later'to give up this charni- i:ag"hoiDc; but fortune is gp'o<Vspmc- tilries, affcr all',-and so'it is'that 1 at' this' momcntin the crowning triumphs of .their lives they find-themselvesin. the 1 same old. house where they spent .the first joyous hours of theiy honeymoon. Two childiren were bqrn to Maj'. and Mrs'. McKih-ley in the 25 years of their married life, but'God in his'wisdom took-'oiie away in''Infancy,'"and ' tho other-joined her'baby s'isiter: when.' she was barely four yearsojd.;. It was upon the death of the latter that. Mrs. Me- Kinlcy'.s .health.,was. shattered, : .aiid 'wh'ij'e her neighbors w.ill.tell you ti-at she'ias been 'stronger in 'the past year -.than, for any of the 12 or 14'years-whicli 1 .precede this, yet they admit sorrowfully that-'sheas'very different .from the strong-;vigorous, .healthy Ida.Saxton 'whom they knew a quarter'of a tsen-- tury ago. It was plain ,to me thntrMra. . Me- .Kin'ley wij's essentiaUy o domestic worn-. nn: : Surrounded as'she ''has ;beeiji "by. 'an environment of politics arid^urmoll, .'it was yet evident from.her words.and (manners :that! she longed with - an • irresistible long-ing for the peace of home life. - v , One little sentence spoken to me proves this, for she said- with a trace of moisture about her pi-eat gray eyes: "j\"o ma-tter what the I'uitcoiini of this campaign .njay be, far m.V ONVU part I would r;it.h«T live hero in my litlle home in Car.toil rlvaii in tlie white hou.~o, wliero I know ho must snarifice me to his duty. But," sho :idtU'<l, smilinff wistfully, "I will put no obstacle in his way; I will cio the little.which may lay in my power to eiicotirnge : "i<.l strength- ,cn him in the battle which now lies before him." To many a waumn such a statement might' Seem !il<c oaut. Few wonder, 1 dare say, but who would s'ivu up uli rest- fnluess iiiul quiet to become the livst lurly of the la-nd, but what Jlrs. McK'n- Icy utlon'd w;is littered with a siucnriiy that iklmitt»d of no doubt as to lier perfect truthfuln«sis. IVi-luips if you or I had been an invalid with only o«;e thing o-iu-arth to live for, and ihat.ahus- b'and's Jove, we might more fully ruul cn- tirely ajiprcciato the senriwi-nts of '.he sad-facvil littlu WOUKUI. No doubt slie feels ambitions, but not ns a younger or more vig-orous womnn foi-lsit. I iJiiuk I «a.n s-.iy with perfect truth that there is no solf-umbition in her heart. 'The only ambitioa that lies there is an ajn- bilion for the man whom she almost idolizes. And Thtn ihe went on in that quiet, •wistful way which soiuot.imcs m;idu me turn my head aside iuid ffa/.e out upon the treys and the ilowere i:nd the green lnwn when 5'nc spoke: "You may Dot understand how n woman would feel about these (Jungs. She sympathises with her husband and .she rcaliws in a measure what it aJi.is and yt she ran not cowic to a complete understanding o£ what politics really arc; nor can she see in lier woman's way why whan a man ri7iis for some great, po.litica] office lie must necessarily be accused not only of downrig-bt corruption, but of mental incapacity and moral insincerity. I presume that I ought to be used to all that by this time, but I am not," she said. "I am used to it in this way that I am grown wise, for I seldom, if ever, rsad the newspapers nnd if I do read them I take great care 10 select only such papers as 1 know are in sympathy with '.ny husband's ambition. "If it should happen in the game of chance that the major"—she always calls him the major, everybody in Canton doe% to Le sure—"should be chosen president of the United States, I would give 'up 1hc joys nnd tha privacy which I have experienced in this little home during the pust year because it is my duty to do so. I would pack up my few, things ncd wove to Washing-ton ngp.in nnd take up the life which destiny may have called upon rue to live. I would not be able"—anil there was a break in her voice ns she said this—"to porfonn many of the duties which arc i:o tie province of the mistress of the white house, bnt in my own way I would do whatmj r strength allowed me to do. It would not be proper for me a*, this time to even discuss, it seems to me, the possibility of my becoming the wife of the president. Fortune is fickle and politics uncertain and if it should so happen, that the 4th day of next November sees thomajor elected to that exalted office, it would be ample time for me to learn what it is the wife of the president must do. "I am not an. old.woman," said Mrs. McKinley, suddenly. "But I have suffered, and I cannot tell you how grateful I was when, the major's term of office expired and I ca-me back here to Brazilian Balm THE GREW SOOTS AMERICA BALS# I ' . . . CUKES . . , RADICALLY CURES CATARRH! It clears the head of foul amcous ; heals the acres and ulcers of the bead and throat; sweetens the breath, and perfectly restores the senses of the taste, softll and hearing. Stops teadac.be and dropping into iho throat. Also destroys the germ which cause* HAY FEVER, ng a perfect cure in a few days. Never r ai]s! No£aialcaseo/" T .AG:RJPP3everkDowa where ^r^ziliaa Bah", 's faithfully used. It destro." "te grippe gene and quickly remove* ;r bad effect. LI B LE in ASTHMA, CROUP. BROS- ^FiEtnusv. PNEUMONIA, IJYSPEPSL*. VTJSM, TYPHOID and SCABI.E* VlEASLES, and any disease when nflammaticn, Fever or Congestion, Greatest relief in Cousimntion eve.t discovered. ____ __Cures a Fresh Cold iu one day. stope __ RACHB ta 2 minutes. Stops rlngllig !a tha head and relieves deafness. As an mJecUoa Invaluable In female troubles. For outward use heals Cuts, Sores and Burns like magic. PiV vents lockjaw Irom wounds. QUICK CURE FOR CONSTIPATION AND PILES. Its Healing Power is Almost Miraculous. The Best Family Medicine In Existence, 60 Cent Bottle contains 100 Dosis, or Two Weeks Treatment for Catarrh 91.OO BOTTLE EQUALS THRKE GOc, BOTTLES. HOME TESTIMONIALS: "iJrazilijn Balm cnrea me of inveterate catcrrh which I tad for over M yeari. It is the most wonderful triumph of medical science," — Cen.J. Parke Pasties, '•!» croup, cold and theworst form of gripp-we have fouti? Brazilian E:.lm invaluable." —Jno. W. S. BooUie, D. D., Paster Del. Avc. Sap. Ch. "Mrs Lore has used th* Brazilian Balm and thinks it did her mnch Rood."— Hon. Ows, B. Lore, Chief Jus, of Del. "Q;~K bottle of Brazilian Baini cured a friend oiraineof hay fever." — ThpS. Af. Culbtft, "I was very deaf for 10 years from ca'.arrh. Brazilian Balm applied warnl in Wv ears every day soon restored my hearing." — Mrs. John Scoiicn, Uiczttt, Pa. "It is "the bestthing for dyspepsia I ever sawtned."-V«'jr^ E<i<aard WooUen. "1 was worn almost to the grave with a racking cough that all the remedies and the doctors failed to relieve. It was cured with one bottle of Brazilian Balm. It shall be lay doctor through l\k"»Afrs. J. Calhway, Poti'stoiun, Pa. "X was fearfullj crippled i:p with rheumatism, could not gel my hand to my head. , I took ten 5* cent bottlesrfjf Brazilian Balm in six months.. Am now entirely cured and as ain> We as I was at forty."— Avson £u>rdl, aged 84, A lady in Cincinnati vas a* afflicted with asthma that during the winter for seventeen years she was unable tt> sleep lying down, was entirely and permanently cured with Brazilian Balm. B. F. JACKSON & CO., Cleveland, 0, For sale by the following druggists: B. F. Keesllng, general agent; Be» Fisher, Johnson Bros., W, H. Briugburst, G. W. Hoffman, D. E. Pryor, Q. A. Mean«, H. D. Battery .and A. R. Klstler. THE \A/ORL.P far kaepln* th« System In a Healthy CondWpn. CURES CORES Constipation, Acts on th<» Uv«r »nd K!dn»y«, Purtfl«« tt Blood, Dl«p«ls Cold« and Fever*, Boautifle* tha Complexion an«t ^•anlnif and Rofreshlnar tn the Taste. SOLO fir ALL Ortvcaasr*. •TA nicely illnntl-ited cirbty-pice Llnc»«« »««ry Book fivn to erery rv**l<; at Li»coln Tea. Prici :fic. Aik J For Sale by B. F. KEESLINQ. Canton expecting 1 and believing that, B long life of uninterrupted quiet -vvaa before me. I will not suy that I regrret this sudden change, .and yet. eooachow I, wish that my neighbors and my dear old friends would look upon me as Ida Saxton ag-aiu and not as the wife of a man who may some day bo president. They are all kind and good nnd sweet, nnd yet somehow I feel ns if tho con- spicuoxisncss of our position before the world to-day makes them more deferential and less confidential than they] were before this convention at St. Koiiifl. I may bo wrong, I' probably 'am 1 wrong; for I Icnow nnd I believe that-there is- not a man. woman or child in Comton' who would wound me or wound my: feelings for anything- ,in the wide world.. I know that they like, me /because I have always ricen one of them. They have been 'part of my life and Ipart'of theirs. We were playmates', ' school- ' matiw nnd companions for years, audit seems to mo as if I. know. every man, woman and child In this community, nnd I think that every man, woman and child knows me, and I am sure -that there is a bond, of " off fiction " between iis which nothing 1 can change ; and yet this impression t.hat-a gulf, iindefined 'and vet sometimes distinct/has come between us, will; not down and there are moments when it affects mo un- for his devotioni would have been tortured and wrung by a pain more bitter than can ever be imparted to the Twdy. And as we sat thus' in her cosy little parlor conversing on one thing-and an- "There is little, abont myilife," oon/- tinued Mrs. McKinley, more' cheerfully, "which would interest you; It has not been like the lives of most of the wive* of public men owing- to ; the feeble state of my health. ,1 have not .been able to part.itipqte in social functions in Wash* ingrton as otlier women have, but Lean tell you one thing, that'I have had the truest and most devoted of hnabarids, a-nd no matter how -busy he was or how .urgent lia.ve been the public claim upon his attention he .has never, for- a single second, allowed me. to feel that I was iieg-iooted or that I was of/her than t/ho first in his tliough'ts, the first in his love and'hiid tbe first claim to nl) thntwas hLs." •• ' ' • - - : • •• : . • • • : ' It wbuld'be impossible todescribe the effect, which:', these .words so .tenderly' spoken -had upon .me. , They .brought back. ,to .me that cheery confidence. in. g-ood thing's f had'When a girl, and drove . all] the pessimism oiiit of my heart.; I wiped my eyes'fbra moment In silence.' ; Her taTk'was-a6' ; simple, so baridiS and her. checks 'flusbed fx> prettily and her. eyes grew softso quickly that-yon could ' see .'in ; nn • -instant how- completely,; \yrappexl up in this man. wns this. frail, little woman and how in the midst of ull his manifold and arduous duties He ' had found time to straighten out the arooked pathway of physical siiffpringf and bring comfort to a soiii that bnt J,. otier, a. carriage drawn by one old horse drew slowly, up to the front gate and, with a little exclamation of pleasure, Mrs. McKinley cried out: "Oh, there is ; motber! lamsogftid. I want to have you meet her." Then a.short roan, barc- 'headed, with ft smooth fnee and beetle brows jumped down the piazza steps and ran along the palh leading- to the gate, with a lack of dignity which one hardly expects ii>. a presidential cnndi date; but when I saw the somber, blackr 'robed figure step slowly from thp car- •riagc nnd saw this man-tenderly kiss the wrinkled old face that was held up to him, and then saw him take one of • the old lady's arms within .his own .and lead h<?,r to the houso, I instantly forgave the lack of dignity, for I knew that it was a son greeting- his mother, T,ho dear old lady was Mother McKinley, SC vca-rsr-old,-'xvith silvery white hair wliish mirrors the suns of many win- .ters, surprising-ly vigorous and- active such, an age., with eyes dimmed, to be sure, -but which smile- at yon with kindliness, and good cheer. The old latlv seemed to have but one thought in life", a.ml that thought centered about her distinguished son. She bewns upon him at all times. When he is near It swros impossible for. her to refrain from reaching out one of her withered old hands to take one of his firm ones .within her grasp, n.nd if he is not near enough for her to make this mani'esta- :tion of pride nnd love, the old eyes follow him ns he moves about the room nnd 'seem to'say: "This is'my boy." She—this fond old mother—still calls .him her dear boy; in fact, when she thinks no. one hoars, she calls him "Willie." Strange'and incongruous it seems to the stranger to hear this mnn laden with honors and with n great destiny, perhaps, .before him called by the nursery .nnme of ."Will ic." And yet he smiles nnd soenis pleased when sho so ncTdresses him. On this particular morning- when Mother McKinley made :her daily call at her son's house, tJie major escorted her into .the little parlor wherein .we were seated, and brought ,-np. an,old-fashioned arrochair for her .occupancy; then, a.fter press• ing'.hcf )iandi .Jie .left' us 1o return to 'his : sccrelary an<Vl)bra.ry, nnd after the foriiial intxodnbiibris wei'e over, the old lady -tu-rned'to her dau'ghter-in-law'aricl : wiid:,- Vis- there.' any tiling new to-day, •Ida?," And the major's-wife smiled in reply and^-id: "Nothing'thatyou or I could understaud, juolbcr.". i Then for, half nn.hour or inore they talked ' nbout'-neigtioorlv. affairs,', such as iHe humblest'and'least conspicupus women in the' 'iiirid' m'ight'«lk<aix>nt', not once broaching the subject of politics or the possible fulfilJtnMrt if the ambitions of tie men .who w no near Oiily once did. I venture to intrude my presence in anyway, other-than to reply to simple questions put to me, nnd that was when I said, addressing the mother: "You must bo proud of your son, Mrs. McKinley," and she turned to me, smiling somewhat tremulously, I thought, and, said,.in. x low voice: "I have always been prou36f him." A little later tea and light re-' freshrnents were served to us, and as the dying sun was reddening the western, sky I bafle this proud mother and; this loving- wife .pood-by, andj as I : walked slowly awaj' toward the broad; plaza in the heart of the town, I saidj to myself that if fortune should so will :it that Mn j. McKinley become the next!, president of the United States, the', white ; house would havc'as its mistress" a woman who would be in all womanly; traits-of gentleness, patience acd faiUi-. fulness in very truth the first lady of' the land. LILLIAN WICKHAM. Tcmper.ttnre, of Seed Germlnntlon. Late experiments at one of the Canadian agjricviltur.il experimental stations .proves that the iTilVercnt weeds germinate at various temperatures; varying with the species and the aniount of moisture present. Sowe seeds, it is found, would sprout when the tempera- l\ire of : the soil was constancy kept afr the freezing point. This was true of the seed of while mustard, which germinated at a temperature of 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Indian com germinated at a temperature of 48 degrees, watermelon seed at G3 degrees and tripoleuni. ripens at 42 degrees. It was also found that different.seeds germinate between certain limits of temperature, the great-, cr part of tliobC experimented upon not' germinal ing at all if the temperature was kept nbive S3 degrees. COAXING THEM BACK. Mexican Government M»kr« Entlclnir Offers to Its CltlzoQp.I-lTlnc In Tcxai. Tlirough efforts of Luis Siliceo, of the City of Mexico, acting on authority of the Mexican government, 1,500 Mexican residents of San Antonio, Tex., and other parts of southwest Texas have been organized into a colony, and they, are now. arranging- to leave in. a body-nnd settle on rich, agricultural lauds situated in southern Mexico. The Mexican government has offered- free transportation from the "border to al! colonists who will come with their families. Liberal exemptions'anil advantages are also offered the colonists. It Coma* Buck. Mime—I don't see how you can spei?J your time writing poetry and sending it o the magazines: Uiroe—My dear fellow, that poetry i« mv daily braid. . Mime—Oh, I see. It's a case of "Cast thy bread upon the waters and it shall return, nfter many day*."—Brooklyn Life,

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