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;: J4&v;?.^ sikiitf, • -rf^ijy 1* 4u{^.j£&*«i£4fei>r.»%Wiib J ^^| 7 V **4fcj&btttt •It. ^"•^V-^'i.' 1 ^ 1 * '"", ''','" *.*.**.,*• ?f , as f« A with himself* ,His tithe!-, fafk Wright's'had had trouble years' ?l|' atiif over I ple'cS of 1kfid doWH-tiea* tHe $•' , -, fe'wkftiUs tipon the flats ,> ".'f'ffhe slreatti, which hdd been Used as '•;>'odUftd&fy' line Was f'eaily the ihhoeent ^fcrime cause ot the mischievous burden, „ At the* had looked al it in that light! ^.'bUt tftey\£idi,Mot, ftttd when, fetter a big , flddd, the fickle Stream forSook its did t^ B&d-fol? a new one On the Towiier side, r the "ftr&th of Batik's father knew ho bounds, because. Park's father took ad* vaHtage of its shifting, ahd laid claim - . to tlie fertile corner whlcft had thUs ' boeh transferred to his side. ,Of Course Jack's father had felt himself wronged, and he went to law about ' it! but Park'S'father won the suit, and , •*, the costs, as well as the loss, fell upon •' Mr. Towner. <•,* tfhe- bit of land was not worth the ' -quarrel and the hard feelings, but Mr. Towner considered his a righteous In* dignation, and he nursed it a life-time. It grew, as such things will, until '•each family, feeling sure it was the aggrieved party, held only bitterness , and hate for the other. ' , Jack's father had declared he would *, pay Jason Wright back for the theft, as - , he termed it, and so every opportunity for suits for damages was indulged in, sometimes with success upon one'side, sometimes upon the other, but in each case with a growth of the bitter feelings; and the debt, In Mr. Towner's heart, had a heavy weight of interest added to it. It was too heavy, in fact, for two boys to shoulder, as did Park and Jack when " their fathers died and they took up the cudgels of the old flght. Jack was thinking over it one Jate ' September morning, as he saw Park Saunter by contemptuously, flinging a stone at his dog. , _ , "Poor Bruno!" said Jack. "Everything he does only adds to the debt. He thinks he can push me aside even in boating and base ball; but I'll be square with him yet," he ended, fiercely, stalk- /ing gloomily back to the house. "It would be better if we did not live -_. "V r^to^feWftW'fifii, 'ttotpsd ftfsib .tWfflt Jits fas 1Mb jWs hands, and " ' H' ! "tftfftia itfratMfm • Jack feKew M§ ftou-ftd, ftfld", avoiding the deep ditches, he" struck the which at Jftlei'vaiS cfciSsed theftt. tt was ijutfe a distahc'g down the flat th'at" hd had tone, and the" water was ^alst defifi. ¥hen bang! went the gun again, and the flash shdwed him where the gtthner the iow' crotch of the old wil* 'JIM SET THE EXAMPLE BY WADING OFF. ;here," said his mother, anxiously look- Ing at him; "this old'trouble has made you so cross and- bitter. I wish you would let* the matter go." ' "Let it go, as if it were all right?" he exclaimed. "Never! When I have paid h|m back for it, I will let it drop, not before," "When you have done a wrong, It will not make it right," she wearily answered. "I wish it were settled." "Well, when I get a good chance, It 'will be," he replied, determinedly, as he left the room. A minute later he looked in again. "I am:going down to the flat hunting snipe. Won't be home till late," he said, and disappeared again. Neither he nor his companion, Jim Peters, had bagged a bird, after a ; couple of hours' wading about over the 'marshy land, which the stream, swollen , ' by late rains, had overflown until it was a miniature lake, - : ^The only bird hit by them had fallen beyond reach and was sailing down the , current, "\ '.'Gone down to lodge in that old willow, I suppose," muttered Jack, "We may as well go home." • Bang! went a gun just then from the n 'opposite gjde of the marsh, as It seemed, "Most likely it Is Park. He never hears my gun without getting out his, , He's down by the gorge, I expect. That has drifted right down to him. Every-' thine seems to go straight into his hands now-i-but it won't always be so," , Bang! The gun was fired again, ,'' "Game's JUyeJy," remarked Jim. "But * Whoever it Is, he had bettor be getting ,., back. The water is rising mighty fast, be going." bang! The reports followed •'each othev In qulcjc succession, ., / "Can't be he's killing Anything. Some- .^bjng muift be up," Jack remarked. ,j, ., "Yfijsrwater's up, and it's going to be . ';higher. "We'd better begetting out of .£, this, before we baye to swim." y;*."?lh» set the example, by wading off W toward the mainland, holding his gun ' * out ot the water, *" , "Current is seating in strong, too," he J, a -'"gbseryed. ag he stemmed along, Jack in low, beyond what was khdwH as "Deep Hole." "Halloa!" jack called. "Halloa!" came back, quickly. "Who is it?" "Park Wright," was the answer. "1 am treed by the witer. 1 doil't kfiow itty way out, Who Is 11?" he asked, in returfl. Thefe was ho reply for a moment. Jack stood on a submerged stUmp, looking at the willow and its occupant. He knew that Park could not swim, and here the fellow was, afraid to try and flhd his way out because of the holes and ditches he must cross. "Hurry up, if you can help a fellow ,ouV cried Park. "It's Jack Towner!" Jack replied, in a half'exultaht shout. "He heard a despairing "Oh." followed by "I needn't expect help, then." Of course tark'needn't expect help. Jack was masteMiow, and Park might get out by himself if he wasn't such a coward. Here was a chance to pay— !) " "Bo»o-o-m!" What was that noise? Was it Chester dam? It was a mile away; but that big pond would soon bo down there. "Hold on! I'm coming!" cried Jack, making a rapid circuit to the tree. "Climb down here. It isn't over ,your head. Do just as I say, 'and don't lose your senses. Hurry!" . "The dam has broken," Park said, faintly, as he stood trembling by Jack's side. "Never.mind. Come on!" It was >not far across the marsh, which narrowed here to what was called the gorge, but It was deep and the"dull, rushing roar was growing louder. Grasping Park's hand, Jack struggled on, slipping, but instinctively finding the old farm bridge across the first deep ditch. The current was increasing, but they scrambled on, now into another ditch, but up again, to flounder Into new holes. The water was growing shallower, but just then It heaved suddenly about them, and almost threw them off theli- feet as'they Struck a bank. To struggle up it and on to a rocky terrace above was a task, but Jack.did it, dragging Park after him, Just as the widening,' deepening torrent swept by with a mass of trees and boards upon Its. surf ace. ' "Good for you!" Jack exclaimed, above :the roar, as they clambered up higher out of its reach. "You kept right along at my heels first-rate," he added, as a vent to his excitement.; "Yes, with you holding me up," Park stammered. •••'.' "It Isn't such a sweeping big flood as some, but we'd stood a poor chance if it had caught us," Jack continued. :.•!;•. "Say, Jack Towner, what made you help me out?" suddenly asked Park. . "I-I'm not cne to let any fellow drown, if I can prevent it," was the evasjve reply. "We'd better 1 be getting • : ihome- ward, 1 Folks will be worried it they- hear the dam is gone." ji "All right; but I won't forget-this;" was Park's brief answer. And the two found the road around the bluff, across the bridge and tp their homes, in complete silence. ;•;. The next morning Jack was giving his mother the details of his adventure, as they stood looking over the mud covered flat, when ; they heard Park Wright call excitedly: : "Jack Towner, come down to the flat; I've something to show you,", ; i ' ' Jack slowly obeyed, and followed'him down across the marsh. • •'• An hour afterward he dashed Into the room, followed by Park. '. v "What do you think, mother?" he cried. "The stream has gone back-into the old bed. The flood cut ^a channel just deep enough to stay thei'a now," "And whether it does or not, I'm going to have papers drawn up to-day, so that the stream won't make any more trouble' hereafter," Park added, eagerly, "I'd made up my mind to that last night, but it got ahead of me. We're going to drop the :old trouble though, here." V The two boys clasped the each other's hand for a seal to the decision. "So it is settled, and I am so glad," said Jack's mother, as Park left them. "If only your' father and his could have thought so long ago—that it would- be easier to drop It than to hold on to it," "Yes," mused Jack; "and I'm thinking, suppose I had paid him back last night," "I think you did," was her simple re- "MAN 6V§fci8ABB» ftii §0fr 'Jttjf dft?H§ LAtlit 8Ng, tail trpofs ftt? brtd, II So ftiftt cml We thiftfe Ijpoh tfft Sfefeltofs, t "Tho^e pieces coming down look as if • there had been a' fresh -floo^ above," ,Japk faid, as some fgnoe boards were s 89W on the surface of the stream. JJim, 4o ypu suppose Anybody's 0)0 flats aiope?" Jack queried, abruptly, not be, the flood's going Cppie oo. M WMft-WgBih.*? A»M, anihtor&w^-'?,- ; f'- • -**—— T *te^ 4U» Sheppard? , Medical skin is baffled by an affliction which has befallen George Sheppard, a McKeesport, Fa., mill man. Last Thursday night Sbeppard retired in good health. Late in the night he was aroused by a stinging sensation in the neck, under the right ear, He thought a mosquito had bitten him, but the pain in his necH increased., and he arpse and lighted the lamp, He felt d}g?y and taint and thpught he wpuld arouse his wife, but, to his bpr* roj'i he discovered be bad been bereft pf the power pf speech, Ppptors have, bee.n In constant attendance singe, but ftAffljt the cape , puMes' tbep. They call it paffljyslg ,ol J&e ,'ypjja.j* hae receyej-ffl ftis , }? B t Uttle'HnPts have ggfl he,0n| are forever lost Ob ToLt> 'to go to -Nineveh on ah UhpMsant errand. He wOUld Hot go. He thought to get away from his duty by putting to sea. With pack uh- der his arm, 1 flfid him on his way to Joppa, a aeft-JJoi-t. He goes down among the shipping, and says to the men lying around the docks, "Which of these vessels sails to^ day?" The sailors answer, "Yorider is •a vessel going to Tarshish, I think, If you hurry, you may get oh board her." Jonah steps on board the rough craft, asks how much the fare is, and. pays it. Anchor is weighed, sails are hoist ed, and the rigging begins to rattle In the strong breeze of the'Mediterranean. Joppa Is an exposed harbor, and it does not take long for the vessel to get out on the broad sea. The sailors like what they call a "spanking breeze," and the plunge of the VeSsel from the crest of a tall wave is exhilarating to those at home on the deep. But ;the strong breeze becomes a gale, the. gale a-hui'- rlcane. The affrighted passsengers ask the captain If he ever saw anything like this before. "Oh, yes," he says; "this is nothing." Mariners are slow to admit danger to landsmen. But, after a while, crash goes the mast,, and-the. vessel pitches :so far "a-beam's-end" there Is a fear she will not, be rfghted. The captain answers few questions, and orders the throwing , ; out of boxes and bundles, and ofvso much of the,'cargo as they can get at.: The captain at last confesses there is but little hope, arid tells the passengers they had better go to praying. It Is seldom that a sea- captain is an Athiest. He knows that there Is a God, for he has seen^him at every point of latitude between Sandy Hook and Queeristown. Captain Moody, commanding the "Cuba! 1 of .the Cunard line, at Sunday service led the music and sang like a Methodist. The .captain of this Mediterranean craft, having set the passengers to "praying, goes around examining the vessel at every point. He deacends into the cabin to see whether in the strong wrestling of the waves, the vessel had sprung a leak, and he.'finds Jonah'asleep. Jonah-'had had a.wearisome tramp, and had spent many sleepless nights about questions of duty, and he is so sound asleep that all the thunder of the storm and the screaming of the passengers does not disturb him. The .captain lays hold of him, and begins to shake him out of his unconsciousness'with, the cry, "Don,'t you see that we are all going to the bottom? Wake up and go to praying, if you have any God to go to. What meanest thou, O sleeper? Arise, call upon thy God, if so be that-God will think upon us, that we perish not." The rest of the story I will not rehearse, for you know it well, To appease the sea ; they threw Jonah overboard, . 4. Learn:that the devil takes a man's money and then sets him down in a poor landing-place.' The Bible says he paid his:-fare-to Tarshish., But see him get out. The sailors bring him to the side of,-the ship, lift him over "the guards," and let him/drop with a loud splash in the waves, -He paid his fare all the way to Tarshish, but did not get the worth of his money. Neither does any one who turns his back on his duty, and does that which Is not right. There ; is a young man who, during the past year, has spent a large parlj of his salary In carousal. What has he gained by It? A soiled reputation, a ha^starved purse, a dissipated look, a petulant: temper, a disturbed conscience. The manacles of one or two bad habits that are pressing' tighter will keep on until they wear to the bone. You paid your fare to Tarshish, but you have been set down in the midst of a sea of disquietude and perplexity. One hundred dollars for Sunday horse-hire. One hundred dollars for wine-suppers. One hundred dollars for frolics tha# shall be nameless! Making four hundred dollars for his damnation! • Instead of being in Tarshish now, he is in the middle of the Mediterranean. Here Is a literary man, tired of the faith of his fathers, who resolves to launch out Into what is called Free^ | Thinking. He buys Theodore Parker's works for twelve dollars; Renan's Life of Christ for one dollar and fifty: cents; Andrew Jackson Davis's' works for twenty dollars, Goes to hear Infidels talk at the clubs, arid to see spiritualism at the table-rapping. Talks glibly of Pavld, the Psalmist, as an old libertine; of Paul as a wild enthusiast; and of Christ as a decent kind of a man— a little weak In some respects, but almost as good as himself. Talks smilingly of Sunday as a good day to put a little extra blacking on one's boots; and of Christians as, for the most part, hypocrites; and of eternity as "the great to be," "the everlasting now," or "the Infinite what is it." Some day he gets his feet very wet, and finds hlmsejf that night chilly. ,The next morning has a hot mouth and is headachy Sends word to the store that he will not tie there today. Bathes his feet; has mustard plasters; calls the doctor.- The medical man says asjde, "This is going to' be a bad case of congestion of the lungs," Voice fails. Children must be sent downstairs, pr sent to the neighr bors, t° Keep the h°use quiet, you gay, "S,end for the minister." put no: jie does npt believe in ministers. You say, "Jiea.d the pibie to him." No; he floes not' believe In' $h e Bible, A lawyer comes JB, and, flljtlnf by his bed sj4e, writes a document that begins, "in the name a?'God, Amen., |, being ot mtad, 4« 'msHe tots niy Ipt wjU ?s.tifee#t.' ! ^Jt Js.'WrtaUi 'where. fcifljag* fee IB jess a'weak..' -,jj ti'gsJt* eerWu- W}IP m Me sfiail tetcg t'ftlrty $t cmi w a ai vldefid. « 'tig. lies, tie wiii »sf ftfe a!l tHe dftplEal. f otl may pdy full fare to sette eififtii I«o6e«s, but yotk Witi fte^Sr get to ffAifSfifsh. teftrit ho* Sd^fidty Weft will Sleep ift ihe midst of danger, f H6 worst slh^ fief ett snlftijo-BM, considering the light he hid, was Jonah, ttfe Was a ftietrtbef of the cntirch, while they we?6 heathen, Tfie sailors ttere ehgaged in their laW* ful calling, following the sea. fhe mer-* chants on board ; 1 suppose, were going dowh to Tarshish to barterj but Jonah, notwithstanding his Christian profession, was flying from duty. Me was sound asleep in the cabin. Me has been itiotionles& for hours— hl3 arms and feet in the same posture as wheh iay down— his bfeast heavlhg with deep respiration^ Oh! hoW could he sleep! What if the ship struck a rock! what if it sprang A leakl what If the clumsy oriental craft should capsize! What would become of Joftah? So ttien sleep soundly how amid perils infinite, In almost every place, I suppose, the Mediterranean might be sounded, but no line is long enough to fathom the profound beneath every impenitent man.. Plunging a thousand fathoms down,' you cannot touch bottom. Eternity beneath him, around him! Rocks close by, and Whirlpools, and hot-breathed Levanters; yet sound sleep! We try to wake him Up, but fall. The great surges of warning break over the hurrlcane-deck^the gong of warning sounds through the cabin— the bell rings. "Awake!" cry a hundred voices; yet sound asleep In the cabin. In the year 1775, the captain of a Greenland whaling vessel found himself at night surrounded by Icebergs, and "lay-to" Until morning, expecting every moment to be ground to pieces. In the morning he looked about, and saw a 'ship near by. He hailed It. No answer. Getting Into a boat with some of the crew, he pushed out for the mysterious craft. Getting near by, he saw through the port-hole a man at a stand, as though keeping a log-book. He hailed him. No answer. He went on board the vessel, and found the man sitting at the log-book frozen to death. The log-book was dated 1762, showing that the vessel -had been wandering for thirteen years among the ice. The sailors were found frozen among the hammocks, and others in the cabin. For thirteen years this ship had been carrying its burden of corpses. So from this Gospel craft today, I descry voyagers for eternity. I cry, "Ship ahoy! ship ahoy;" No answer. They float about, tossed and ground by the icebergs, of sin, hoisting no sail for heaven. I go on board. I find all asleep. It is a frozen sleep. O that my Lord Jesus would come aboard and lay hold of the wheel, and steer the craft down into the warm Gulf Stream of his mercy! Awake, thou that sleepest: Arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee life. Again* Notice that men are aroused by the most unexpected means. If Jonah had been told one year before that a heathen sea-captain would ever awaken him to a sense of danger, he would have scoffed at the idea; but here it is done. So now, men in strangest ways are aroused -from. spiritual stupor. A profane man is brought to conviction by the shocking blasphemy of . a comrade. A man attending church, and hearing a sermon from the text, "The ox knoweth his owner," etc., goes home unimpressed; but, crossing his barnyard, an ox comes up and licks his, hand, and he says, "There it is noW— the ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib,' but I do not know God," The careless remark of a teamster has led a man to thoughtfulness and heaven. The child's remark, ''Father, they have prayers at Uncle's house— why don't we have them?" has brought salvation to the dwelling. By strangest way and in the most unexpected manner men are awakened. The gardener of the Countess of Huntingdon was convicted of sin by hearing the Countess on the opposite side of the walk talk about Jesus. John Hard- oak was aroused by a dream in which he saw the last day, and the judge sitting, and heard his own name called with terrible emphasis: "John Hard- oak, come to judgment!" The Lord has a thousand ways of waking up Jonah. Would that the messengers of mercy- might now find their way clown Into the sides of the ship, and that many who are unconsciously rocking in thi; awful tempest of their sin might hear the warning, "What meanest thou, O sleeper? Arise, and call upon thy God!" Again: Learn that a man may wake up too late. If, instead of .sleeping, Jonah had been on his knees confessing tils sins from the time he went on board the craft, I think God would have saved from being thr.own overboard, But lie woke up too late. The tempest Is in full blast, and the sea, In convulsion, is las.hlng itsejf, and nothing will stop it now but the overthrow of Jonah. So men sometimes wake up too lat>?. The last hour has come, The man has no more Idea ofjdying than I have of dropping down this riioment, The rigging is all white with the foam of death, How chill the night is! "I must rile," he says, "yet not ready, I must push out upon this awful sea, but have nothing with which to pay my fare. The white caps! The darkness! The hurricane! How long have I been sleeping? Whole days, and months, and years, [ am quite awake now. I see everything, but it is too late," Invisible fiands take him up, He struggles to get loose. In vain, They bring his soul to the verge. They Jet it down over the side. The winds howl. The sea opens Its frothing Jaws to swallow, fie has gone fovever. ,tUid while the canvas cracked and the yards rattled and :he ropes thumped, the sea took up the funeral dirge, playing with open diapason of midnight storm, "Because I have called, and ye refugee}; I have stretched out my hand and no' man re- •arded; but ye have set at naught all my counsel, and would none of my re* roqf; I also will laugh at your calam* t.v; I will mock, when ypur (ear com-r lest any of ypu shpujd make his mistake, I address you in the words Qf .the Meajie.jTa.nea.n • sea-captain; What meanej^ t$ Wl Q. sleeper? Arise, p.a.11 upon, thy fl9fl,4f B# be that aoa will JJ upon,. U8, |hat we perjsh nqt." It' ,. have a ®Q,4 S - y^u , hud better j^aL-t M».»»»,«»i-.!ftiaai a (Sea. ift the did lyiftg Arotfftdt tfee h6«*e .»9ft*« ;Tften, yaw, haj tetter 'call mtn row f«thgp Jpott, thing fftthef Wai t»at a fodletl ftrith, bUl oft thar dark day, We« fie m » back rootti d>lfc& ,he ^ft* fe&dy. EM ptffiapS ydtif fftthefr Wai & bad fttafn-bfayerlegs', dfld A blaspheffi* er, and yoti fieV^r think 6* Wfti ho» without a shudder, MS worshiped the world dt his OwA appetites. Do not then, 1 beg ot you, call upoh j'oUi^ fath> efs GoM, but call 6ft your mother's Ood. 1 thfhk she was good. ¥ou remember when your father came hohie drunk late on a cold eight, how patient your mother was. YoU often heard hef pray. She Used to Bit by the hoUf med^ itatlng, as though she Were thinking' of some good, Warm plade,- where it never gets cold, ahd where the bread does not fail, and staggering steps never come. You remember her noW, as she sat, in cap and spectacles, readihg her Bible SUrtday afternoons. What good advice She used to give you! MOW black and terrible the hole In, the ground looked to you when, with two ropes, they let her down to rest in the graveyard! Ah! 1 think from your looks that 1 am oft the right track. Awake, O sleeper, and call Upon thy mother's God. But perhaps both your father and mother Were depraved. Perhaps your cradle Was" rocked by sin and' shame, and It is a wonder that from such a starting you have come to respectability. Then don't call upon the God of either Of your parents, I beg of you. But you have children. You know God kindled those bright eyes, and rounded those healthy limbs, and set beating within their breast an immortality. Perhaps In the belief that somehow It" would be for the best, you have taught them to say an evening prayer, and when they kneel beside you, and fold their little hands, and look up, their faces all Innocence and love, you know that there is a God somewhere about in the room. '/ii/thlnk I am on the right track at last'. Awake, O sleeper, and call upon the God of thy children. May he set these little ones to 'pulling at thy heart until they charm thee to the same God to whom to-night they will say their little prayers! But,, alas! alas! some of these men and women are Unmoved by the, fact that their father had a God, that' their mother had a God, but they have no God. All pious example to them for nothing. All the divine goodness for nothing. All warning for nothing. They are sound asleep In the side of the ship, though the sea and sky are in mad wrestle. Many years ago, a man, leaving- his family in Massachusetts, sailed from Boston to China, to trade there. On the coast of China, In the midst of a night of storm, was shipwrecked The adventurer was washed up on the beach senseless— all his money gone. .He had to beg in the streets of Canton to keep from- starving. For two years there was /no communication between himself . and family. They supposed him dead. He knew not but that his family was dead. He had gone out as a captain. He was too proud to come back as a private sailor. But after a while he choked down his pride and sailed 'for Boston. Arriving there, he took an evening train for the center of the state, where he had left his family. Taking the stage from the depot, and riding a score of miles', he got home. He says that, going up in front of the cotta'ge in the bright moonlight, the place looked to him like heaven'. He rapped on the window and the affrighted servant let him in. He went to the room where his wife and child were sleeping. He did not dare to wake them for fear of the shoke. Bend- Ing over to kiss his child's cheek, a tear fell upon the wife's face, and she wakened, and he said, "Mary!" arid she knew his voice, and there was an inde-' scrlbable scene of welcome, and joy, and thanksgiving to God. To-flay I know that many of you are sea-tossed, and driven by sin in a worse storm than that which came down on the; coast of China, and yet I pray God that you may, like the Sailor, live to go home. In the house of many mansions 'your .friends are \yaltlng to meet you. They are wondering why you do not come. Escaped from the shipwrecks of earth, may you at last go in! It will be a bright night— a very bright night as you put your thumb on the latch of that door. Once in, you will find the old family faces sweeter than , when you last saw them, and there it will be found that he who was ypur father's God, and your mother's God, and your children's God, is your own most blessed Redeemer, to whom be glory and dominion throughout all ages, world without end. Amen, A Mile Down in the ICurtli. The great novelty at the Paris exhibition of 1900 will- be, it is expected, a dive into the bowels of the earth. Monsieur Grousset's plan, which, It has been announced, has been approved by the management; Is to dig a series of eight vertical shafts, each 600 feet In length, one beginning where another leaves off, Two passenger elevators are to run in each shaft, and there are to be galleries or stations at the end of each elevator journey, where refreshments will be served under the blaze of electric lights. The excavation will be thoroughly ventilated, and the traveler who descends to the lowest gallery depth will be 4,800 feet below the surface from which he started. The estimated cost Is $2,500,000, which, one would think, Is quite moderate for so large an undertaking, lMsi>oBli>£ of KlU'lien ilpfuse, The labor of keeping city streets In a clean, presentable, and sanitary condition Is greatly reduced by the sensible, practical housekeeper who takes the trouble to consume the garbage and scraps that accumulate, The very best way tcT do this }a tp put upon the coal fire, after the meal is finished, whatever refuse may lws> been gathered- This is »t onpe th e easiest, least expensive, and oie|RUes,t w*iy<p? getting ria of'jt. An pl,d PoJlsn,^' or roetai vessel fuji of holes in,ay be pJa,pe<J 1)9 the ^v Jntp, tt »llaovap? %$$ useless left, are tQ'be thrown- 'When wejj i6iiWdtt9fiH!fim£ louuTDi §f)Jrfftlt8 aftd ismitws us* ot m Kefclth. Jtfetifrtti ters, cn s kidfie/ and fheuttatid tfotibie, rAtp>Bofl aM blHBtiafieBS. r w tdaft »f|| fiorlndeblnbr his wife ft wldOw."3sfi» ^ Neftl. . . haiSlits t«tat»la* > , BWloflt B«. On ftccbtifit ot the ¥ fiehniai tidficlSve *f knights Templar, to be held itt B8*|8a, , August 26-30. 1805, the Chldag6 Greftt, Western Railway will «Mi «*cUfsi6n ticV ets td Boston at one Brat-claw limited terr fof the found trip. Tickets oti sale AttfUlt 10 to 584, inclusive. All tickets good to return tip to and including! Beptetobsr IS, except that tickets whicTi aw depdsfted With the joint agent of the Boston Hfli*. may be extended to include October 6. Parties desiring to go oae route and fetttftt another way so arrange when purchasing tickets. For rates and other infofmatioft' apply to the C, 0. W. fty. agents, or address F. ft. Lofd. Geh'l Pass'r Agt., C, O« W. Ry., Chicago. _ Though flattery blossoms like friendship', yet there is a great difference ill the fruit. — Socrates. _ Denver Hi August. On account of the annual meeting of the A tuertcan Pharmaceutical 'Association, to bo held in Denver, August 14 to 24. the Chicago Great Western railway will selli excursion tickets to Denver and return at one fare for the round trip. Tickets on sale August 11 and 12; final return limit, leaving Colorado common points August 20 to 25, For rates, accommodations and further information, apply to C. G. W, agents. F. H. LOUD, G. P; &T. A. When the heart speaks, glory itself is an illusion. — Napoleon. To detinue the System Effectually yet gently, when costive ,or bilious,, or when the blood Is impure or sluggish, to permanently cure habitual constipation, to awaken the kidneys "and liver to a healthy activity, without irritating or weakening them, to dispel headachgs, colds or fevers use Syrup of Figs. . •- Man goes forth for fun and gets experience. _ r : Special Excursion to Boston. The Knights Templar conclave will be held In Boston from Aug. 26th to 30th inclusive. Tickets will be on sale via the Nickel Plate road from Aug. 19th to 25th inclusive. Rates always the lowest; through trains; drawing-room sleeping-cars; unexcelled dining-cars; side trips to Chautauqua Lake, Niagara Falls, and Saratoga without additional expense. For additional Information call on or address 'J. T. Calahan, General Agent, 111 Adams . street, Chicago, HI. The whole 'country .soems to have wanted it a boy, but; alas ! it is a lass. Impure Blood Manifests itself in hives, pimples, boils .anil other eruptions which disfigure the fnce and cause pain and' annoyance. By purifying the blood Hood's Sarsaparilla completely cures thpso troubles and clears the skin. Hood's'"Sarsaparilla overcomes that tired, drowsy feeling so general at tills season and gives strength and vigor. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is tlic only true blood purifier prominently in. the public'oyo today. $L; six for $5. Hood's Pills <>ur81 " v -' ltu - al OOMUl * g tlon. Price 35 cents, HAIR BALSAM' TKcj and b»atiliei the bnlr. iFroinotes a luxuriant, growth. I Nover falls to Beatore Gray 9 Hair to Us Youthful Color/ I Curei icalp diieaiea * hair tailing. 1 ' ° STATE INSURANCE GO,, OF DBS MOINES, I A., Insures against Fir«, XJig'litttiinfr and TovimitocM. Has paidjits Policy Holders 182,854,070.15 for Bosses. ~ with n Bloine «"'"—---•••—-- i^lliy. IPflR DAVIS CREAM SEPARATORS Combined Separator, Feed CookerAand Churn Power, " Slmplei Practical, I Effective, I Durable, Cheap and Good, Complete Dairy In itself. Saves rime, Labor and vujpTs WASTED, DAVJ8&RANKIN & MFQ. LGDD POISON ' Do You Want a. 1^ fjy X,*8 :•'« — -TT--•—.,»_» r*rtffftf ft* fVV WWMV* P**W? B ***** UU7 IMl "&«t&n u p i e f 1M *2 S° we "5 E*ra!!' w»- ' \-3 tract tp pay rallroodfureand hotel blij.BmJ > I« noouArsro i*^wa*nit*.\n..i«-i*j,«..».'ji.;.»L,.___-'~"^ •£:*•$ Colpr«rf8pQt.,WcerS'p« FA '/n 1 ^ ,/%fli

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