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THE SCEANTON TRIBITNE SATUEDAY MOEOTN; SEPTEMBER 1, 1894;
"Ton-Boo I was right, " saul Morrfck
Vhcn I met him at tho station,
"Ton have boon right in cvory iu
ptanoe," I nnsworefl. "The inspector
here quite agrees with mo that you
should ho a detective. Whero are your
"No, no! Not prisoners, replied
Jlorriok, Bbooked ut tho word. "Tlu-y
nro my guest traveling companions
What yon will, but not prisoner "
"Still I see my dotectivo attends on
them both, " eaid I ns Strent and Rose
Gornon came along tho platform.
"It is woll to tnke all procantions.
How is Francis Briarflold?"
"Bather downcast. Ho is nfraid of
being arrcstod for tho murder. "
"No foar of that, " anfrwored MerricTc,
casting a glanco at Strent. "This gon
tloman'B evidence will exonorato him
Strnnt, smooth and unctuous as over,
rnbbod his hands and bowed, but Roso
Gernon turned her back on him with a
gosturo of disgust Evidontly she had
not forgiven his hurried departure from
"What aro-wo waiting for? sho said
sharply. "Let us go on to tho iuqnest.
I wish to get it over as soon as passible)
nd return to town."
We took the hint nnd walked nloug
to a room adjoining the morguo, where
the inquest was being hold. I intro
duced Morrick to tho inspector, and
after a short conversation they wont
into tho morguo to cxawiuo tho body.
Not oaring to see so ghastly a sight, I
remained ontsido with Francis. In a
quarter of an hour the doctor and the
inspector returned, tho former rubbing
hia hands with a woll pleased express
sion, tho latter looking 6oniowh:it as'
tonishod. What had passed in tho
morguo I know not, as Merrick refused
to gratify my curiosity.
"Wait till you hoar tho cvidenco of
Btrcnt," ho said significantly.
Tho jury was made up of well to do
Jlarshminster tradesmen, who took a
profound interest in tho proceedings, as
tho dead man was tho brother of Miss
Bollin's future husband. Tho Bollins
woro tho great pooplo of tho neighbor
hood, and tho tradesmen hoped to servo
the hall when Air. and Mrs. Brairflold
Bottled thoro. They were, thcreforo, ex
cessively polito to Francis, but their
frequent marks of attention only drew
from him a bitter smile.
"Would thoy treat mo In this way if
they know all.' ' ho whispered to mo.
"Thoy will never know all," Ian
Bwcred in the same tone.
I had spoken to tho inspector, nnd ho
in his turn had talked seriously with
tho coronor. Tho latter had been told
tho wholo story, and though astonished
at the folly of Francis yet found it in
his heart to bo sorry for the young man.
lie said he would not question Francis
moro than was necessary, nnd wo hoped
to carry through the inquest withont
exposing tho underlying romance.
Tho first witness called was a local
doctor, who deposed to having examin
ed tho body of Felix. Ho gavo it as his
opinion that the young man had died of
pohran and explained tho stato of the
blood with a lot of medical techinoalitios
Which nono of tho jury understood. It
Was, said tho doctor, a case of blood
poisoning, and tho deceased lmd been
Wounded in tho hand by Homo sharp in
strument wMuh was steeped in poison.
I came next and. narrated how I had
etaid at the Fen inn ou that night and
had met tharo Francifl Briarflold, who
was waiting thwe for his brother. Then
I toM of the discovory of tho carpso and
tho finding of the arrowhead in the fire
place. I said nothing about my tracking
tho trail to tho pool, and if pontdblo wo
wished that portion of tho evidonco to
bo passod over la silence, Fortunately
the jury ware a dull headed lot oud
submitted quietly to tho guidanco of
tho coroner. Ho only asked questions
pertinent to tho death withont going
too deeply into the subject. At this
Joint I produced the arrowhead.
Franois explained that ho had arriv
ed from Ghilo on the Oth of Juno and
had gone at onco to the Fon inn at the
request of his brother Felix. His broth
er hod not arrived on that night, and
he had gone to bed. Ho was unablo to
Bay how hia brother had como to ids
tragio end. Then camo tho oriticnl
point whioh-we wished passed over in
"Did you soo yonr brother at tho Fen
Inn, Mr. Briarflold?" asked tho coroner.
"I did notseomy brother alive," Was
tho evasive answor.
'Terhapa tho body had been put in
the pool by the murderer, " said ono of
tho Jurymen, "In which case Mr. Briar
field would not see him. "
. "I did not go to tho pool on that
night' replied Francis, ndroitly evad
ing tho remark. "It was later on that I
learnod my brother's body was thoro and
at once gave instructions that tho pool
Was to be dragged. "
At this point Mr. Briarfiold was ask
ed to stand down, and tho inspector's
evidence was taken. He deposed to tho
fact thai Mr. Briarflold had instructed
him to drag tho pool for the body, and
that it was found there.
This piece of evidonoe quite put the
jury off the soont, as, if Franois had
placed tho body in the pool, he wonld
not have told tho inspector whereto
find it The critical point was thus
glided gently over and tho coroner call
ed Roso Gernon. Ouco the jury know
how the crimo had been committed, and
thoy wonld forget all about the hiding
of tho body in tho pool, so that tho folly
of Francis would not bo made public
I must say that Rose Gernon gavo her
evidence very dearly. Sho 'said she
was an intimate friend of Folix Briar
field, a statement whloh rather shocked
the moral tradesmen of Marshminstcr.
Felix asked her to go down to the inn,
as he had proparod it for his brother
and wished to soo him there about a
( "But the inn was a ruin," interrupt
Juryman. Miss QernoiL eaid that
j l l
"was very truer Still it was habitable,
and Mr. Felix Brhirfield had sent on
fuel and provisions. As tho former pro
prietor hud left all tho furniture, tho
rooms were fairlv comfortable, Sho
could not say why Folix did all this
unless it was that ho'waiitod to soo his
Such talk was very weak, and tho
jurymen looked significantly at ono an
other. They kuew tho Fen inn ami
could not conceivo that any ono could bo
so mad as to dwell m it even for a night.
It was said to be hnnnted, and, though
such a superstition might bo scoffed. at,
yot not ono of thoso present would havo
passod 12 hours of darkness in that ill
omened pi am.
"Wore you not afraid when you saw
the lono inn," asked a juryman.
Roso shrugged her shoulders and
"I am afraid of nothing, sho said
coolly. "Thoro aro no such things as
ghosts. Besides I had my brother with
"Yes, Edward Strent."
Tho inspector gavo a low whistle,
and catching my cyo nodded significant
ly. Ho rememberod what I had said on
tho previous night, and now agroed
with my theory that the secret of tho
committal of tho crimo lay in tho rcla
tionship existing between Roso and
Strent. They wore, it appeared, brother
and sister. I saw all kinds of possibili
ties now that such a tio was mado clear.
Meanwhile Roso proceodod with her
"Mr. Felix Brairflold camo to the
inn, " sho said, "after his brother had
gono to rest I saw and spoko with him
and afterward went to bed myself. I
understood that ho was going to stay
all ninht mid soo his brother in the
"Was ho alouo in tho room when you
"No. Ho was with Strent An hour
or so after I retired Strent came to my
door and asked mo to go down stairs.
did so nnd found Felix lying dead ou tho
floor. My brother had left tho room,
and on going out at tho back of tho
house I found him mounting the horso
of Mr. Francis Briarfleld I asked him
what had happened, nnd ho just Eaid
Felix was dead and advised mo to fly
lest I should bo accused of tho murder. "
"That, I suppose, was also tho reason
of his flight?"
"So ho told mo when I saw him in
London, but ho then declared himself
innocent of tho crime. I was afraid
would bo accused of tho crime, so took
tho horso and gig in which wo had
como to tho Fen inn and drovo to
Marshminstcr. From thero I returned
"Why did you not givo tho alarm?"
"I was afraid of being accused of tho
Hero tho inspector whispered soniO'
thing in tho car of tho coroner, no
nodded and again spoko to Roso Gernon.
"Why did you not tell Mr. Denham
whero to find Strent when ho was up
"Strent is my brother," said Roso
quietly, "and as ho told mo ho was in
nocont I did not wish him to bo arrest
ed for tho crimo. But that ho visited
mo yesterday ana wxs seen by tlio men
sot to watch mo ho would nover havo
been caught "
Her examination lasted somo consid
erable time, but the coroner did not
succeed in eliciting anything new from
her. Sho persistently hold to tho samo
story, so in despair tho examiner de-
sisted, and sho was told to stand down.
In her plaoo Edward Strent was called,
and then for mo began tho most inter
csting part of tho caso. I knew all that
had been said hitherto, but I did not
know how tho crimo had been commit'
ted and waited to hear what Strent had
to say. I quite bolie ved him to bo guilty,
yec nanny tiiougut no would aconso
himself of tho crimo.
Ho first corroborated tho story of Roso
as to going to tho inn and narrated all
that had ocanrrod np to tho timo when
ho was left alono in tho room with Fc
"When I found myself alono with
Briarflold," ho proceeded, "I had
quarrel with him."
"About my Bister. Ho had promised
to marry her, yet, as I well know, was
paying attentions to Miss Bellin."
"But Miss Bellin was engaged to his
brother," remarked a juryman.
"I know that It was about Miss Bel
Iin ho wished to soo his brother. I in
sisted that ho should marry my sister,
nnd ho refused Wo had hot words. lie
was on ono sido of tho table, I on tho
other. Between us lay tho arrowhead
which ho lmfl hronght in his pocket."
"Why had ho brought tho arrowhead
"I don't knv," replied Strent, ty
ing with the utmost promptitude, "Ho
took tho arrowhead out of his pockot,
said it was poisoned nnd laid it down
on the table."
"Do you think ho intended to kill his
brother bocanso ho stood in his way
With Miss Bollin?" asked an inquisitivo
juryman of a romantic turn of mind.
"I really don't know, sir," replied
Strent, looking tho juryman straight in
tho face. "Ho said nothing to ma Wo
Woro quarreling over tho shabby way in
which ho had treated my sistnr, and
tho arrowhead was on tho table between
"What was tho position of tho arrow
head?" asked tho coroneu prompted by
"It was loaning against a book which
was on the table, and tho point was np
permost I said to Mr. Briarflold, 'Will
yon marry my sister?' and ho said: 'No.
I'm if I will. ' Whilo saying this
ho brought down tho open palm of his
hand on the arrowhead . and gavo a cry
of pain. When ho lifted his hand, it
had a ragged wound across it from tho
thumb to the littlo finger. I wished to
bind it tip, but ho pushed mo away,
orylnit out ho wm a dead man, Initio
minutes he was lying dead on the floor.
I threw tho arrowhead into the fire
place and tried to revive him, bnt it
won of no use. Ho was dead "
"I was afraid I would be accused of
tho death, as Mr. Denham or Mr. Fran
cis might have henM us quarreling to
gether. I lost my head altogether and
only thought of flight I ran up to my
sister's room and told her Felix was
dead Then I saddled the horse. When
sho came to tho door, I was mounting.
I told her to tako tho gig and fly to
MarshmiuRtr, and that I wonld explain
all in Loudon. "
"You flod like a coward. "
"I suppose I did," said tho man sul
lenly, "bat I was besido myself with
terror. I rode to Starby and gavo tho
horso back to tho livery stablo keepir.
Then I went to London and saw my
sister. . She agreed with mo that it was
nest to keep quiet, so 1 dirt not como
forward to give evidence. Had it not
bow(i for that detective who watched
my sister, I should not bo hero now.
This evidence praotically endod tho
inquest. Merrick was called to provo
that the wound in tho hand was such a
ono ns might have been mado by tho
downward stroko of the hand ou a sharp
point. This ovidenco was substantiated
by tho local practitioner, who had ex-
iminod tho body with Dr. Merrick.
Thero was no doubt that tho affair had
happened as Strent said. Felix Briar-
field had slappod his open hand on tho
tablo to oniphusizo his refusal to marry
Roso (iornou. Unfortunately it camo in
contact with tho poisoned arrowhead.
The flint had an edgo liko a razor, and
being steeped in virulent poison acted
liko a snake bito on tho unfortunate
young mau. Felix had not boon mur
dered, but died by misadventure.
Th.-it was tho vordict brought in by
tho jury, and so tho wholo of this strange
affair camo to an end. Thanks to tho
astuteness of the inspector and tho del
icacy of tho coroner, tho jury woro
inito unaware of what had happened
botwoen tho death of Felix aud tho in
quest. Tho reporters of tho Marshmin
stcr Gazette merely pnt in a short state
ment of tho affair, and in a few days
pooplo ccasod to tako any interest in tho
Fon inn crimo. It was a lucky cscapo
for Francis, but I don't think tho lossou
was thrown away on him.
Roso Gornon and her brother went
back to town tho samo oveniug. I nover
saw Strent again, but frequently had
tho plcasuro of sooing his sister porforin
ing on tho stage. Sho is now engaged
to bo married, but with tho knowledge
of her actions at tho Fon inn I cannot
say I envy tho bridegroom.
After tho burial of Felix I went
abroad with Francis, whoso hoalth was
quite broken down by tho strain put on
it during tho last fow weeks. Ho re
turned iu six months and married Oliv-
Sho was told all that had taken
plnco in tho lono inn, but kept tho in
formation to hersolf. Mrs. Bellin never
knew that Felix liad substituted him
self for Francis. I was best man at tho
wedding by particular request and saw
tho happy pair start fi.r their honoy-
saw t?tc happy pair start for their
moon, i hopo tney will bo happy and
am sure they deserve to bo, seoing
through what tribulations they havo
"What has becomo of the Fon inn?"
askod Dr. Merrick one day when wo
woro talking over the case.
"Oh, tho Fen inn is pullod down, I
believol" was my roply, "Thero will
be no moro tragedies thero. "
"A fit end for such a shambles,"
said Morriok, nnd I think ho was about
" ITow Carnnt Wan Named,
Tho way in which tho lato Prosidont
Camot was named after tho Porsian
poet Sadi, who is littlo read nowadays,
is interesting nnd recalls a deal of
French history. Sadi was the favorite
poot of tho French revolutionists of tho
last century, nnd tho literature of tho
day is full of quotations from him.
Carnot's father of tho directory was,
liko tho rest, n great admirer of Sadi
and named ono of his sons after him.
This son was tho lato president's nnolo,
nnd tho namo was continued in the fam
ily. After tho death of his father tho
lato president was simply M. Camot
Before that ho had been M. Sadi Car
not. Chicago Tribune,
An Applied Lesson.
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sion, "I pray God to bless my mother and
my father nnd my littlo brother, and send
bill to papa, 20 street." SpringUeld
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L OF A
He Was Fst and Fort; but Bad Been Unable
to Ask the Important Question.
AT LAST HE WROTE A LETTER
He Intrusted It to a Servant to Deliver
and After . Many Adventures It
Reached tho Eyes of the Young
Lady of His Choice an Hour After
She Had, Out of Pique, Agreed to
Marry His Rival.
Mr. Sof theart had always bocn a ro-
mantio man, and he was still.
Mr. Sof theart had never desired to
1)0 a bachelor. Ho admired tho othor sex
too much, bnt although ho had been in
lovo with four blonds, throe brunettes
and flvo young ladies who were neither
ono nor tho other ho had never been
ablo to pop tho question point blank,
bnt delicately insinuated it in such a
way that his meaning would havo been
a riddlo to tho sphinx, and was, nat
urally enough, never successful.
Now, at 40, and growing extromoly
stout, ho was as romantio ns ever. Mr.
Sof theart was very woll off nnd not ill
For six mouths Belinda Bellows had
boon waiting for Mr. Softheart to pro
pose aud growing evory day moro cer
tain that he positively intended to placo
his brownstoue mansion and bank ac
count at her disposal.
But though Mrs. Bollows was kind
enough to allow tho cook to summon
hor to consultations when Mr. Softheart
callod, and so leavo tho pair tcto-a-teto,
and although Miss Angelina was equal
ly considerate, and invariably rcmom-
bered that something sho wautod very
particularly was up stairs when her
mother wont to spoak to tho cook, poor
Mr. Softheart could uovor bring himself
to tho point of saying, "Will you havo
"I'll do it by letter," he Bald to him.
self after long consideration. "Womou,
bo far, have misunderstood ma I'll do
it in black and white now."
And so, on tho last day of March, Mr.
Sof tlioart wrote an offer of his hand and
hoart cnvolopcd, sealed it and put it ill
his pocket before he mado his evening
call on his beloved Belinda.
Now, it so happened that that very
evening Belinda herself had como to a
resolution. Her twenty-fifth birthday
was approaching, and sho could not of'
ford "to waste time."
If Mr. Softheart meant anything, ho
Bhould say it; if ho did not, sho would
accept young Spooney.
When Mr. Softheart rang tho bell, he
found tho Hold fjuito clear at tho Bel
lowses'. Miss Belinda had artfully con'
trived that1 it should bo so. That per
fldious young person had actually pur
chased tickets for a concort; requested
yonng Spooney, who was half mad with
joy at tho idea, to accompany Angolina
and herself and on tho evenintr in aucs
tion was smitten with' a terrible attack
of nouralgia; but, after all, Mr. Spooney
should not have his troublo for nothing
mamma and Angolina would go.
Ten minutes after tho departure of
tho trio Miss Belinda, arrayed in bluo
silk, was playing at such a rate on tho
piano that it soemod quite cortain that
tho demon nouralgia must havo vanish
Sho did not even hoar Mr. Softhoart's
ring and started in sweet confusion on
"I'm all alono," sho said. "Mamma
nnd Lina won't bo homo until 11
o'clock, " and tho two talked together
in very low voices, sitting very closo to
each othor ou twin chairs.
Mr. Softheart lookod and sighed nnd
uttered romantio sentiments, but he did
not pop tho question. Miss Belinda did
all that a modest young lady could to
furthor this obioet, but in vain.
Sho did not know how should she?
that at tho door Mr. Softheart had said
"Look hero, girl, put tin's in Miss
Belinda's room, whore sho will bo sure
to seo it aud I'll givo you a quarter,"
and had presented her with tho billet
containing his proposal, crowned by a
silver 25 cent pieco.
If tho man did not avail himself of
such a chanco after six months' court'
ship, plain even to tho servants in tho
kitchen, why, ho meant nothing. And
the unhappy, unlucky Mr. Softheart did
not nttor tho expected words and loft at
"He's a contemptiblo thing," said
Miss Belinda. "I'll show him my heart
is not broken. 1 11 marry Spooney.
And Belinda wept, for sho was bit
tcrly mortified, and Spoonejt did not
own brownstoue houso.
Belinda wept, ns wo have said, and
wont to bed in tho dark. Of course sho
did not see tho letter in the workbasket,
and no ono olso saw it until tho 1st of
Now, in their normal condition, with
no love affairs on tho tapis, tho Bel
lows were merry people, who indulged
in practical jokes, and April Fool's day
was always religiously kept in tho fain
But this year tho threo particular Bel
lows with whom wo havo to deal were
not prepared with any practical joko,
though each suspected the other. And
whon Angolina, sitting up in bod besido
hor sister, saw tho glittering white note
in tho workbasket sho immediately mado
up her mind that it was n tnek.
She crept softly toward it aud read
the inscription "Miss Belinda Bol
lows" and retired to hor pillow again.
"What a flat trick!" sho said to her
Boir. "why, noil win guess at ouco
unless sho forgots that it is tho 1st of
Then a thought struck her. Sho crept
tiptoo out of tho room nnd down stairs
to tho kitchen, whore Bridget with a
smutty face, was making tho firo, tak
ing tho letter with her.
"Biddy," sho said in ft whisper,
"como up stairs and awaken my sister
and toll her Mr. Softheart brought this
this morning. "
And Augelina tiptoed back to bod.
But Boliuda was awake this time. "Sho
is going to try to fool mo, I know,"
said sho to herself, with hor eyes shut
and in a very cross mood, and awaited
Biddy meanwhile had recognized tho
And' up stairs she stumped and knock-'
ed at Belinda's door.
"Misther Boftheart bade me cive voi
this, mum," she said.
"111 teaoh you to tell lies," Bald Be-
lindo. "Ton know Miss Angelina gave
it to yon."
Biddy was confounded.
"Ho govo it to me last night, miss,
as true as I hope to go to heaven," she
"Last night?" said Angelina, with a
warning glance, supposing Biddy to
have forgotten her lesson.
"I mano thiB morning," Bald Biddy,
taking the hint
"Give me the , letter," said Belinda.
Then, snatching it, she tore it deliber
ately into four pieces and threw them
on the floor.
That evening Spooney called to in
quire after Miss Belinda's health and
found hor well enough to walk out with
him, aud Angelina nnd her mamma be
gan to compare notes. Then, and not
till then, the letter began tp bo a mys
tery, and Biddy, being sent for, explain
ed that, to tho best of her belief, Mr.
Softheart gavo it to her to put in Miss
Bolinda's room tho night before. Then
in dismay the ladies rummaged tho dust
bin and after an hour's soarch appoared
in tho parlor with dusty dresses and
soiled hands and nino little pieces of
paper. These, deftly piccod togother,
mado a wholo note, which, boing pe
rused, revoalod a proposition.
Belinda returned very late with a
very conscious look upon her face and
stared in aetomshment at the dusty ob
jects who met hor with exoitoment on
their countenances. It was a good while
bof oro tho truth oould bo extraotod from
tho interjections nnd ejaculations with
which she was greoted, bat when at
last it was mado manifest Belinda lis
tened liko one in a trance. She had in
deed been mado an April fool of. Mr.
Softheart had really proposed. Tho
brownstono house had been offored to
hor, tho bank stock and all that made
tho bachelor an eligible match, and she
that very evening had accepted Spooney.
It was not very complimentary to her
botrothed, but she went into hysterics
at onco and kept thorn up for on hour
As for Mr. Softheart he nover pro
posed to any ouo again. Toledo Blade,
Clever Japanese Devices.
Tho Japanese havo a modo of prepar
ing stencils which is better than ours.
In our method complicated figures must
be divided by broad linos of paper in
order to glue tho paper togother and
mako tho stencil strong enough for use,
and these bands of papor leave blanks in
the design whioh must often bo filled
in by hand. Tho Japanese cut their
Btoncils out of two or sometimes threo
thicknesses of thin but tough paper.
Then between each two of these shoots
they lay, crossing ono another in all
directions, human hairs or fibers of raw
silk. These are specially laid across tho
open parts of the design, and when tho
Boveral layers of tho Btcncil aro glued
togother thoy servo the same purpose as
tho bands of paper loft by our stencil
cutters, but they form noobstaolo to the
application of the color and leave no
blanks in tho design.
Tho samo clever workers use rice
paste, npplied with tho brush or with
stencils, for "stopping out" in dyeing
or in painting with dyes. When the
color is fixed, the rice paste can be
washed away, Thoy also obtain tho op
posite effect on silks of European or
American manufacture Having found
that theso ofton fade quickly, they exo
cuto a design on them in rico paste,
then treat them with chloride of lime
until thoy are bloached. The rico paste
is then washed away, leaving tho do
sign iu tho original color. Art Ama
Discharged and Resigned.
Tho other day I heard one gentleman
say to another, "I hear you have resigned
your position as cashier of the Blank
bank." "Oh, no," was the surprised and
imniodiate reply, and the young fellow
lifted his chin an inch higher as ho spoke:
' I was discharged. I should never think
of resigning as good a position as that."
took a long look at that young man, be
cause I made up my mind instantly that
the first time I owned a bank that young
man should be my cashier. Discharged!
Why, bless me I 1 haven't heard the word
for years. Everybody "resigns" now.
Another peculiar order of things I hae
observed. Nobody in these happy days
ever gropes about trying to beg, borrow or
stenl a situation. The situation, ou the
contrary, runs about seeking the mnn,
and forces itself upon him, and finally,
growing atshamed of his hard heartedupss,
lie "accepts" it, and everything Is tranquil.
There Is nothing so dreadful iii the niert
word "discharged." It is frequently a more
honest word than "resigned." Because one
person doesn't want you is not so had, yon
know. Buckle on your armor and see it
some other man or woman isn't just dying
lor you. west bhore.
An Encounter With a Lion.
Tcoplo who nro curious concerning the
sensations of being attacked by n lion will
bo interested in the followina observations
by Mr. Inverarity, a noted Nimrod, in
Roynl Natural History:" "So larao an
animal coming at full speed against you ol
courso knqeks you off your legs. Tho
claws nnd teeth entering tho flesh do not
hurt ns much as you would think. The
only really painful part of the business is
tho squeezo given by tho jaws on the bono.
I adopted tho course of lying
quite still, which I bollcvo Is tho hvst
thing ono can do. as you aro nulto help
less with a heavy animal on you, and they
aro inclined to make grabs ut everything
that moves, and tho fewer bites you can
get off with tho hotter."
Moating- the Ken Tariff.
Since the duty on eggs has been the rule
many devices have been thought of foi
manufacturing them. Tho idea of a No
gales nuin is, howover, the only feasible
scheme up to dato. His proposition is tc
feed hens on the cheap grain of Mexico
and have them lay in tho United States,
For this purpose a long building will be
placed on the line, half in Mexico and hall
in the United States. They will feed and
water in the Mexican end. and when they
want to lay thoy ko to the further end
the building, and In that way escape pay
ing tho duty. The projector of this enter
prise came from Maine. .Tombstone Pros
Mothers! Hotberall Mothers!!!
Mrs.WlnBlow's Soothing Svrnn haa been
used for over fifty years by millions of
moiDcrs tor tneir omiuren while teething,
with perfect success. It soothes the child.
softens the guma, allays all pain; cares
wind colla and is the best remedy for di
arrhoea. S-'old by dingalsts In every part
of the world. Be sure and ask for "Mrs.
Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup,' and take no
no other Kino. Twenty-live cent a bot
Bad Dhainaoi carises much sickness.
and bad blood and improper action of the
liver and kidneys ti bad drainage to the
human system, which, linraock Blood Bit
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Washington avAnn 1
Gold Modal Branil
Dunmore t. P. Price, Gold Meilnl Brand.
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in Choice Confections and
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from IhtK 7. IWtmu, Aob.1, am ;
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