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u-.. -. -", A, EUlftfc .et-ftfcut bailie AMeMctlH Waft* tedetiefiagftBe. B&fHfth abated fay the Atericahi F OOb Gileft, „ , *HWr; A, b. ( fflt. A« tov&airis af< . of PfTissiafts, "AustHane and''ties* de* the Mk6 of Mtti by the Fferich tede* C J 'iHfc!ifi, tfhe nrait feiiceesii of the ltd ftg-alftst fofeigriet* ;*, Trafalgar*. Oft the 2ist 'A, B, 180S. the great naval 'battle bf :'• Trafalgar <w>aa fought, ¥he Btigtlsh de* y, teated the French and'destroyed Na* ••' pbleoh'S hdpeg to successfully invade M'l :,;•"• W6.tefi66,'A. ». 1816. The French Uh. deif Kfapoleoti, defeated by the allied ; mmieS of ftUisla, Austria,'-Prussia and t .England, .under Wellington. • 8leg6 ot Sebastopol, A. t). 18B4-5. The I Russians suiiSUmfaed' to the beleaguer.' T iftg armies of England, France ahd Tur. key, and the result was delay in the expansion of the Russian empire. * '.,. Gettysburg, July, A. t>. 18S3, The de- -'«lding battle of the war. for the Union, , The confederates under Gen. Lee defeated by, the uhloh forces Under - Meade. ' MRSi GRUNDY SAYS; That social giants were never such moral dwarfs as at present. That titled foreigners choose American Wives at their "par" value. That too many women affect the eharity fad simply to gain notoriety. That another church has had to abandon the experiment of free.pe'ws. That among enervating, paragraphs are those relating to Miss Hettie Green. That not to have read "The Kalstons" Is to be behind ttie'processlon. That "close friends" do not necessarily mean the penurious Quakers. That people who have colonial-ancestry bees In their bonnets are tlre- eome. That the fashionable mutilation of horses and dogs ought to be stopped. That It i breaks some men's hearts to have to open their London umbrellas. That people In vanity fair who live iwlthln their means are the exception. . That living pictures are waning when they require sensational advertising.' That few who envy the rich know of the crosses they all have to bea.r. •'That men with political/pu^ls nowadays almost wish tifey were dentists. I- j'fj" V- , KNOWLEDGE Brings comfort and improvement and tends to personal- enjoyment • when 1 rightly used. The many, who live better than others and enjoy life more, with less 'expenditure, by more promptly adapting the world's best products to 1 the needs 'of'physical being, will attest ; the va<lue ,to health of- x the pure liquid laxative principles embraced in the remedy, Syrup of Figs. Its excellence is due to its presenting in,the form,most acceptable and pleasant to the taste, the refreshing and truly beneficial properties of a perfect lax' ative; effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds, headaches and fevers i and 'permanently curing constipation. ' It has given satisfaction to millions and • met -with the approval of the medical • profession, becauso it acts on the Kid' neys/Jliiver and Bowels without wenk- • ening them and it is perfectly free from ' everv'objectionable substance. Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug; gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is manufactured by the California Fig Syrup : Co. only, whose name is printed on every ' package, also the name, Syrup of Figs, 1 and being well'informed, you will not accept any substitute if offered. You will ride a Bicycle ' Qf : course you will ride. All the world, will — fashion, pleasure, business — men, women, children, It takes a while sometimes for the world to recognize its privileges; but when it does it adapts itself promptly. Therefore, you who are in tne world will ft bicycle—a f yl world prQduces: , the f-r-OQlwnbiftS,fJQQ; .,_.. $80. $&P; far boys §n,d, girls, $ jp, POPE NFG, CO,, Hartford, Cpnn .thS, yeaf 'ISfc^, A flckll . f -tem:jOUft 6 ItJ ttdle-SS (ri6n ( ftfo«vv% fe ft Wbftiatl'rfe fiaS not seeft fe# BVfe ' wherein .... stood side: . slhgJhif a BWeet Easter anthem, ' ,Ue Wore a sol* dier's uniform, and Bn the morrow he was to match -south with We under the command of hlB father, Col. Mdrlott. The services usually impressive at 'Eastertide were deeply affecting, for Esther Morton was not the, only sweetheart who oh the next day would have to part with her soldier lever. The Village had offered Up Us chivalry at the altar of patriotism, and every heart in the small congregation was 1 awed by the thought that for some of the brave men there assembled this was the last day of worship in the. little church at home, They had known each other from childhood, Edwnrd Allen and Esther Morton.. Their homes adjoined, Until the war broke but It never occurred to either of them that they would ever separate. Their Joys and sorrows, even their ambitions, had been one from the beginning of their schooldays. As Esther grew to womanhood she developed a beautiful voice. Eftwatd was gifted- likewise, and they hoped great things for themselves in the future. . ' . When Edward Was fourteen years old he lost his mother, and ever since her death Esther Morton's mother had been glad' to counsel and befriend neighbor Allen's boy. , . Monday came. Bravely the women of the village sped their heroes on their, way, nor even when the last blue coat faded from sight did they quite give themselves to their grief. Edward and Esther .parted. : Both wept to the fulfillment of their nearest duties, fearful, yet full of courage and hope. The battle of saw Esther's father and lover in the very heart of carnage. Col. Morton fell at the close of the engagement. He was killed Instantly. Edward Allen was.bfcolde.him, but'before he fairly realized his friend's fate he wa's wounded 'himself aiifl 'lost- consciousness. When he regained his senses he found himself in a confederate prison. Many weary months he suffered inconceivably in mind and body. He was not sure that -'Col. Morton was dead. Did they.know his fate at home? He felt the awful'certainty of*Col. Morton's death would be better for Esther and her mother than months of horrible silence and suspense such as he was passing through, and he thanked God.that his own .father Had died before the horrors of the war. • . He wrote to Esther. No 'answer ever reached him.;. Anxiety told upon his health, .and when he was at last-'exchanged he-lay for .weeks in, a union hospital with a lingering feveri. On his recovery he received;an honorable'.discharge and, with; an anxious heart; he made'all possible haste homeward to Esther. . ; . .. • The wai r had brought desolation, to m«fe" tto begets, e^eft whfeft fti -tetfi the w6f«ah, irt most cases." "Coh'tte cynical," said Alleft. theft he* smiled, for Mcbunald fcfcd spokefc fialf Jestingly. ' "- '/ "\ "<%to offense intended, 1 Alien*, 1 wa£ have had my romance. Some day I may return your confidence." Easter daw«ed, a pel-fecit day. Alleft reached church fh good s$as6h, but the other members bf .the choir 'were at* ready in their places. AS he was makiflg his wfty to hte tc» custonied seat Andrews tapped hlni oft the shoUldei 4 . "Read this,',' he said, handing hint a note. , Edward opened It and' read hastily s "My t>ear Mf. McConald: My physician, has forbidden my leaving my room. Fortunately T am able to send you a substitute In the person—" The first notes of the organ an* hounced the prelude to the ahthem and All^n was forced to leave the rest of the message unread and hurry to his seat. ' He did not look at Miss TSdmanson's substitute until a slender figure in mourning rose to sing With him and then-a glance revealed to him the face of Esther Morton. By a mighty effort of the will he mas-' tered his emotion and began to sing. The joy of recognition was greater than the shock to her, dead though she had believed him. '. No song Was ever sung more feellng- .ly .than .theirs, for their voices.; bore a welcome-' to each other,"a welcome and a thanksofferlng for the blessedness _of this Easter reunion, the resurrection and fulfillment.of their dead 'hopes. A BEAUTY'S ANGER. »«HT9, MW«WTT»* any . e new Oolumbia» and Hnrtfordi finish t^eir cigars eoon threw fete away , la.jf Y?rt*.Jwww e <l recalled. ings, A1 , 0 the matter, ARen? fit my J.lfe yum my wife HE WAS KILLED INSTANTLY. . the little village, Few, families but had lost father, husband brother or son. Stranger's were In Esther's home. They Knew nothing of her whereabouts. All that he could ascertain after dill- gent inquiry was that her father's 'death, apd the foreclosure of a mortgage on the home had driven Esther and her mother away from It, and made them dependent on themselves for support. Many thought they had sought the advantages of a large city, where Esther's musical ability might be useful In -earning a living for mother and herself. Wherever music had a mission he looked for her sweet face, listened for her dear voice— In vain. t». * * • * * The choir at St, Chrysostom's, a fashionable church in, an eastern metropolis, had ended the reheargal-of an elaborate service to be rendered the follow ing Sunday— Easter. As usual Hi; Andrews, the basso, es<- corted the two ladles. There wfts ft chorus of "Good-nights," and then the party separated. "Going my way,-, Allen?" asked Fred McDonald, Edward A,l}en £brew his light over- ce&t over W 8 a rn> ftW* «t§pted home, }n cp'mpahy with the speaker, Mcponajd wftp the prganjst, 43 e, member of the chpir, Allen had been ae>- sooiftted with him for several years. Their musical tastes were congenial, p,u$ 9, warm friendship had sprung up between them, Whw they reached the park, the place where thefr paths aivergedr Me* Pon&ld suggested Jliftt they pit d9^YO an<J, Pure leave either acid alkali in th food W5YAL'6AKINtf 166 WALL' 6T () ' NfeW-VbBK, One of the Parisian .Queen» Crontes » Groat Scuiat Ion. The scene Is Mentone, a resort for consumptive people, but which becomes fashionable, since a few members of the light squadron of the army of beauty have decided that Cannes was stuck up, Nice, dusty and vulgar, Monte Carlo good enpassant only, arid that Mentone would do better than any other place as the ; headqu'arters. on- the blue' coast, r Llane' de ''Pougy 'WasHhe first to -start the movement when she fitted up at Mentone the daintiest of the villas, which is always en fete, and. looks every evening like an enchanted bower. She felt like the queen of the place, and behaved as such till the day of the battle of the flowers came, when she expected to be crowned by her admiring subjects. 'She arrived last on the scene, so as not to mar the effect; she appeared standing, driving tandem, her carriage completely hidden under a' thick bower qf carnations, .roses and hyacinths, she herself being got up as a bunch of lilacs of different shades, from the deep reddish Charles X^ to the pal-; est Persian, arid then pure white. .A murmur of delight received her arid'h'er vanity was almost satisfied; but how it. happened nobody knows, at : the' distribution of banners she received the smallest and most Insignificant one.' The superb beauty took it with a grin; then, pulling from her 'hair. 'a 'long dia-" mond pin, which held two bunches of. lilac, she pricked the satin and tore a big hole in it, then handed the rag to her. groom with^ a whisper. The man broke the golden handle in • two and threw the whole on the ground. After 'this the tandem was turned 1 around and the offended beauty drove home. Till now 1 the story is not extraordinary, but the point comes with the worthy mayor of Mentone, at the same time president of the committee of the b.attle, " who a few minutes later drove to the enchanted bower, insisted on seeing the fairy of the place and actually asked to be forgiven for an Involuntary and much- deplored error, but the bunches of lilac nodded mercilessly and said "No," and the fair Liane, after having shown the door, to the Inconsolable dignitary, declared that she" was leaving Mentone on the morrow. After that the banquet of the' committee turned out to be a failure and. almost a battlefield,.- the members putting the fault on one another's back, and Mentone seriously thinks of rebuking the authorities who have stupidly offended and driven away such a superb signboard from their sleepy hole. > Her Serious Aliirin. "Mrs, Johnslng," began the messenger who was deputed to break the news gently, "your husband, while a little under the influence of liquor, tried to butt an express train off the .trask— ," , Mrs. Johnson threw up both hands. "Man!" she exclaimed, "I bet befo' ter- mbrrer"mornin' dat railrode company be down here wld a constable an' take my goods an' chattels fer damages. Whar Is dat fool nigger— in the jail?"— Clncin* nati Tribune. RAM'S HORN?. • 'Po the wounds made by a friend ever heal? The nian who wrongs his brother defies his Qod, Sin is a detective that never gives up or turns back. Only those can sing In the dark who have a light in the heart. A good man Is a Jlvini? witness to the fact that the devil Is a liar. It }s foolish to do> nothing because we cannot do everything at once, A slnfuJ. woman did the,flrst-work for, the devil that was done la this world. The devil's cause Is booming when Christians quarrel among (themselves, Our faith can be measured only by what we are doing and enduring for FASHIONS' NEWEST NOTIONS. , Jet tritnmlngs of all sorts are In great demand' this Reason. Parasols are coming In ma'de of lace without any foundation of silk. ' A fronk of white India mull, sheer and fine, is made over a slip of .White satin, Little satin capes are much favored, and the satin should be stiff enough to stand alone.. Black chiffon or moussellne. .de .sola. and Vionlton lace, in rich dead white, .combine beautifully. One of the latest things In house shoes has. an elkukin sole, Its advantages are flexibility and noiselessness. H0 Lacked the Nerve. . Upoh receipt of your address we will mail free a packs pe af.bcautifuilv illustrated transparent i-ards, picturing and explaining just how and why tnon frequently suffer from nervous troubles that prevent tlif ir tfolnK the BIGHT THING- ut the RIGHT TIME Edition limited. Address, jncutloiilDK this paper, Sterling Remedy Co., Nev^ York City of Chicago. MUCH IN LITTLE. Leo XIII. is the two hundred and fifty-eighth pope. There are, .altogether over 113,000,000 ' Isn't there something sbort'Sigbted in trying to get rich without first getting 'What gh.a» it profit ft map, If he gQin the whole world, »i»d Jpfa 111? so^l?" th&t'-the-ro,»n who' money Jn bte the fl»,4 B » tP cost? If Spa will, bless the worfc u,n,4,er«e to d p«ip« The river Rhine flows" at 'three times the rate of the Thames. It takes just one month to send mail from Buluwayo to London. It costs 27 shillings a week to maintain an English lifeboat. Among modern weapons the bayonet has changed least since Its Invention. The ancients knew how to cheat, Loaded dice have been found in the ruins of Herculaneum. for : Traveler^." • The Nickel Plate road now offers greater facilities to the traveling public than ever, the improved service having been .inaugurated .May 19,th. No change bf cars between Chicago, New York and' Boston In either direction. Superb dining cars between Chicago arid:- Buffalo in both directions. Trains leave' Chicago 8:05 a. m. dally, except Sunday; 1:30 and 9:20 p. m. daily for Fort Wayne, Kostoria, Cleveland, Erie, Buffalo, New York and Boston; 1:80 p. m. train arrives New York 6:30 and Boston 9 o'clock the following evening. City ticket office; 111 Adams street. Tel. Main 389.. Depot, Twelfth and Clark streets. Tel. Harrison 200, ITEMS OF INTEREST* .Tiled floors Were In use In Rome BOO B - c - L. Ban Francisco has seventy-three pub* lie schools. Norway is to have ferry boats run-by electricity. The pearls that are most valuable .are perfect, spheres. A. union of colored printers has freen organized In Chicago. . "After the age' of 30 the brain of a- wotnan decreases in weight, ' In Canton, China, there is a company which 'Insures against robbery. The trains 6n the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad are lighted by electricity from storage batteries. . '• "' ( ^ '..» A new telegraphic . typewriting machine, In use in Baltimore, is capable of telegraphing two hundred words 'a minute. i. ' Some of the tops with w.hlch China- men amuse themselves are as big as barrels, and it takes three men to spin one. > The Japanese despise women who become Intoxicated. Consequently it is rarely that a woman of Japan is seen drunk. A Boston minister startled his audience by saying: "I have ..forgotten iriy notes, and*Bhall have to trust to Providence; but this evening I will come:.better prepared." In olden times the cross, appended as a signature, was no indication of 'ignorance.: Educated persons often 'used it, with the name; as an attestation; of good faith. 'The proprietor , of a Chicago, saloon had the misfortune to lose his wife. The front door bore this notice: "Please go to the side e'n trance until aft6i\ the funeral." Fashionable sleeves have been found useful as well as ornamental. Two female shoplifters of Boston Yf ere found with their capacious Jeeves stuffed with plunder. The first locomotive built In New i land was constructed In 1832, under the direction, of Amos S. Blake, who recently died in Waterbury, Conn., at the age of S3. : '"•' ''She'Was for -Re-Form. 8he was a very thin woman. She stood upon the. platform and waved her hands. And had she been standing sideways no one would have seen her. '•I am for reform, she cried, slowly and with sternness. "I don't blame you," cried the man in the rear; and then all the women fainted. An Accomplished Fact, May 19th the Nickel Plate road inaugurated a new train service. The new summer schedule affords the same number of trains as before, ;includlng ; through' Service between Chicago, Cleveland, Buffalo, New York and Bop- ton. The improvements also embrace the shortening of time of trains between all of the above cities. City Ticket office, 111 Adams street. Tel, Main 389. Depot, Twelfth and C'.ark streets. Tel. Harrison 200. Of all the reigning sovereigns of the ear til the tv.ar of Russia possesses the greatest number of titles. "Wliere Ar« We At?" ' This question perplexes the whole bus!' ness world. People interested in the north* west can find wnere they are at by" consulting an atlas containing fine up to date maps and much valuable reference awl descriptive matter, sent to any address for }5 cents in stamps by F. I. WHITNEY. Q. P, & T. A., Great'Nortlwn Hallway, 8t Pftu), Minn, Ihd Cause ,BIOI*ATHIC PHYSICIANS Onto fmy acute tljsoiwoin"oiurjfofttmont- (euro we no pay), ' ' " .Slu-oloy Block, Otilalia, Nob.' 1 This lulvortlsotnont will ho clmhKod monthly. WELL MACHINERY Ulnrtrated catalogue AT7QEB8V_BOOK DRILLS, H AMD JESTING MAOHINBBt. ,et< B»HTFM». Hate been tested 'aW •11 toarranted, , • . > Sioux Oity tingmo&tronWorltSi Successors to P«eh, Mf ' Klonx CUy JELL tlLIO I.lkoly Mistress— What? Dinner time, the fire out, and the breakfast dishes not wushecii What have you' been doing? New Uirl— Please, mum, I; was 'busy all the morning reartin' about a Qne la.ly who stabbed her servant girl, mum. ' 'Mistress— Well,' 1 mistresses can't stand everything. _ _ _ Kxpliiiueil «c Last. Proud Father — Tnat ts a sunset: my daughter painted. Hhe studied painting abroad, you l?now. Friend — Ah! that explains it. I never saw a sunset like that iu this country. 1 "If." A lady 'with -big bloomers on Would be a charming sight, .It-it were not for just one thing; Hhe looks a horrid fright. PROSPECTIVE MOTHERS and those soon to become mothers, should know that Dr, Pierce's Favorite Prescription robs childbirth of its tortures and terrors, as well as of its dangers to both mother and child, by ^, qidiug nature in preparing the system for parturition. Thereby "labor" and the period of confinement ' are greatly shortened. It also promotes the secretion of an abundance of nourishment for the child. Mrs/DOR/v A.GUJHRIE, of OaMey, Tenn., writes,: "When.I.began takiug Uqctor A lute curiosity gleaner claims tha,t there ( pj erc e' s Favorite jressription, J was not able to are 500 open caverns in Ediuonson uoupty, . stand on my feet-without suffering almost clentli.. Now 1 do all my housework, washipg, cooking, sewing and everything for my family of eight. I BW stouter now than I have been in MX years,, Your ' Favorite Prescription' is the best to take before confinement, or at least H proved so with «ie. i pever buffered so little with any of ray «t.!1^*-An nfi T. /It/1 'uiitlt *iiv~ lact." Kentucky. Only One • un<i •Excursion Time in July, to Colorado, The Great Honk Island Route will sell tickets cheap f or tt)in excursion to Penver in July, and yoq should post yourself at once as to rates and routes, Bend by postal oarci or letter to John Sebastian. U, P, A., Chicago, for » beautiful souvenir issued by the Chicago, Book Island & pacific R'y. called, the "Tourist Teacher," that tells all about the trip. It will be sent free- I* is a gem, and you should not delay- in asking for it. JOHN SEBASTIAN, G, P. A., Chicago. _ ^__ There are t«n newspaper editors J» the house of commons; si? printers nn4 tbvee stationers. ............ August post, Moujton, Iowa, the Iow» Alliance agent, is tn the fiejd with binding twine. Re ie &n ol4 reliable, swfl It would be well to write h\m for terms, He does lotP of bus^eps for farmers no misJak,e?.-~Qrar»ge ps I did with my It is not Paradise, v But— If you have some cash to spare and are willing 1 to work, financial independence cannot be more surely secured than by buying a lew acres of irrigat- ' 'ed land in Salt River Valley, This valley is in Southern. Arizona, and is noted for its line semi-tropical fruits and .superior climate. Horticulturists say that greater profits can be realized here from oranges and grapes than in " Florida or California.' Physicians assert that the warm, dry, bracing climate excel Sfin healipg qualities Italy's balmiest airs, The great blizzard pf 1800 did not blight the tqnder- est leaf in this protected spot. ; To get there, take Santa Fe Route to Phoenix, A. T./via, Prescott and the new lipe, S, I' 1 ., P, &P, Ky, Address <J. T. Nicholson, G. P, A., Monad- nock Bldg., Chicago,, for illustrated folders. They tersely tell the stgry of ft rejnarkablo country. Actual results are given—no guesswork or' hear-, say. It 18 the • Salt River Valley;,, 5; / ^ ' "<'?! • >^ '4 V w4 '^ - Wti When answering advertisement* fcmdly mgntjion tins paper. r -•.,.. ,^-~« Very Latest Styles May U6 Petit t>AUe»'Il« ,;> ^^umMti i •~$WuKiiffl _ Pjt/y makes the s?Prt4 6pf| t9 the. went?