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R LASTING NOWi
. Everlasting Now,
J- How beautiful art Ihoa f
4 Through tha ferny greenwood daQfc
f When the oaks were golden.
Hyacinths rang their bonny bells,
' A tone of masks olden ;
Borrow and core had a wept away
ThaTmolody so light and gay ;
TThy did it wake once more that day?
I do not know. But or ee again
Thought long dead uid burled.
Shook their wings, a sonny train.
And o'er my spirit wearied
Soared a fresh and childish song.
One I had fogotton long,
Kay, not on-, a flock, a throng.
How wonderful art thoal
In a dingy, noisy street, '
A pure white lilac growing.
Showered down odors to my feet,
And mingled with their flowing,
Sounds and sights of long ago,
Roses which hare oeased to blow,
Winters of forgotten snow.
Stranger faces passing by
Saw I them no longer,
Visions of the inner eye
Ever are the stronger ;
Came a face quite close to me.
One I here no longer see,
Smiled, and vanished suddenly.
How terrible art thou !
Wandering by the river's side,
When the sun was setting,
Whimpers came from far and wide,
"There is no forgetting.
Past Is present, Now is vast,
What L future will be past.
All will be but Now at last."
Then there shot a keen regret
For a harsh word spoken,
Glistening still with tear-drops Wet,
Love's fair flower broken,
Tears long past had soen that wrong.
But of bitter thoughts a throng
Sprang to life all fresh and strong.
How bitter-sweet art thou I
Soul 1 who never can forget,
Thou must live forever !
Eyes ! with tears of penance wet,
Te must wake forever !
Canst thou face the Eternal Now?
Or, as mortal things laid low,
Dost thou crave an end? Not so !
Thou ! who wakest memory's ear,
! By such subtle blending
Of the present and the near.
With the life unenlin?.
Tune us to that por.'ojt k-y.
Giving life its nnity.
Life, which hides itself ia thee !
Keis and Bayyct, Caloutta (India).
The Sentence of Meheniet
liomeil, the Sirdui
of the auxiliary
troons of Tnnini.
ulW.QM iL CODIt f the rigor-
lie exercised over
his soldiers. 'Ml
is not the enemy
you must fear, but me," ho would of
ten remark to tha young soldiers, who
came to increase the ranks. Thus hi
army was an army of heroes, who
had no fear on the battle-field, but
who trembled in the presence of their
The first campaign in which they
fought was at Albania, in the battle
against the rebel Greeks, and on that
occasion Mahomed's men proved them
selves efficient. It happened that
Mehemed one day ordered eight
soldiers to remain in ambush at the
"fire fountains" of Artn, at which
point the Greeks were likely to open
their attack. They were to stop any
one who should try to pass by, and
they were strictly cautioned not to
dismount or fall asleep. The soldiers
executed with exactness all their in
structions. A vehicle which attempted, toward
midnight, to cross the line unob
served, was discovered and stopped.
The man who had charge of the trxec
ran away, abandoning his wagon. On
this wagon was a barrel. It was easy
to ascertain what the barrel Contained,
even without dismounting and without
falling asleep. You only had to open
the bnng-holo to smell the pleasant
odor of liquor escaping from it. And
it must have been an excellent liquor,
compounded largely of figs and dry
raisins. The Giaurri (Christians) an
doubtedly knew what was good.
The soldiers had not been forbidden,
if they seized liquor, to drink it. And
really they did not drink directly from
the barrel ; they merely sunk bul
rushes in it, through which they
sipped the sweet and intoxicating
liquid. Was it not harmless to sip
with such thin rushes? One could
scarcely call that drinking I But just
ly does the Prophet remark that wine
is a deceitful beverage, in which satan
has had his hand, since this drink
brings men to every evil.
First, the soldiers asked each other
why they should sit in their hard sad
dles, when the grass made such a soft
bed on the ground. And if they lay
there for only a short while, nobody
would know it: they could tie the
horses to the wagon, and these oertain
Ij could tell no tales. After they had
dismounted, the infernal drink per
suaded them that it was a useless task
for eight men to remain on guard ;
four would suffice, and the rest conld
sleep. To the four men who were to
ksej awake, tho waiting for ihoir .turn
secznea too long," ana they agreed that
two might sleep, while the other two
remained true to the orders.
Maruf and Sefer were the two desig
nated to watch for tho rest.
"Do you know," said Sefer to lilt
friend, "do yon know that one man it
of the same value in this case as two
It will do just ao well if only one of at
"retches. Do you not agree?"
'I propose," continued Sefer, "thai
re play a game of chess : the loser will
iiave to watch, and the winner may
t Maruf accepted the conditions.
The two Bedouins prepared tht
ground in front of where they stood,
nd with their spears they traced n
square, dividing it into sixty-four
imaller squares. Then they substitut
ed for the regular pawns the fruits oi
the woods. The wild pears becams
kings, the apples queens, tho castles
were represented by acorns, the bish
ops by rose-hips, tho knights by nuts
tnd the pawns by berries. The men
thus provided, the gamo began by thr
light of the camp fire.
At first, Sefer had the advantage
frat that inebriating drink overcame
him, little by little, so that -he was
not in condition to distinguish his
pawns. Ho loet his queen, and was
very near being cheokmated.
"Sefer, you are in bad mess," re
marked. Maruf when he saw that the
L'aihe was in his hands.
- "Y$u are" right X am as sleepy as
the Ms whe it is calm."
"Ye are toeing the jptme."
, "Ih see that, too!"
' Well, lilt dow, in tne name ol
Allah, . I will -Mtehlpr wo,
grateful aoknowISgemehI of " tSlj
aerifies, and he thought he spoke te)
him, but he only dreamed it, for hf
fell asleep immediately.
Maruf, on tha contrary, kept his
eyes open, and leaning on his gun, he
looked at his sleeping companions.
But that terrible drink began to mur
mur softly :
Wly do yon not sit down? Yot
could see just as well I"
As soon as he was seated, Satar
again began to tempt him.
"Why do yon tire your eyes? II
on shut one of them, yon will see
with the other just as well ae wit)
Maruf reflected that, if his eyes wer
closed, his ears were open, and that he
would be ready to start at the small
est danger - that might threaten his
companions and himself. And with
the firm purpose of not falling asleep
ho slumbered as heavily as the rest.
In the meantime, the hidden Greeks
came all of a sudden upon the sleeping
men. untied the horses of the Turks
and would certainly have killed them, '
had not Maruf s horse, as though ne
foresaw the danger, begun to neigh.
The first to awaken was Maruf, and in
a few moments the rest were ready.
They ran to get their arms and stood
on the defence, now fully awake an
They threw themselveson the enemy ;
but it was of no avail. The Greeks
had mounted the horses and laughed
at the Turks, who endeavored to over
come them on foot.
Maruf s horse alone would not sub-
Ait to the Greek who had mounted
him, and began to rear and plunge
until he had succeeded in throwing
the rider. He then Kicked him and
returned to his owner.
Eight men had one horse left among
them. What was Mehemed going to
say? The Bedouins, yet young, wero
sast down at ' the thonght of death,
rhey knew their leader would have no
pity for them ; and still sadder were
they at the loss of their beloved
horses. Of what use is a man witnou'
Mortally worried r.t the punishment
they expected, they returned to head
quarters, and, brought face to face
with Ahmanzade, they narrated whit
had happened; how they had dis
obeyed his orders, how they had fallen
tsleep after drinking the liquor, how
the last two watchmen had plaveti
hess, and finally how they had lost
.heir horses. Ahmanzade was not in
the habit of making a display oi
passion when ho had to pass sentence,
tn his immovable face, no one could
read whether he decreed life or death.
"As for eight men there remains
jnly one horse," he remarked, "you
will agree with me, that there are seven
if you too many. I have never read
in the Koran nor in the Azorat that
;ight men should ride one horse, ami
is you are such good players, sit down
tnd let skill decide which of you is to
be the man who is to have the one
horse. All tho others are sentenced tc
Having said this, Ahmanzade had
four chess-boards brought in, for the.
rurks are in the habit of carrying
boss-board with them, even in war.,
As soon as the men were arranged, he
srdered the Bedouins to begin their
Twelve of the best marksmen were
eady with their rides to shoot the
losers. Iwo or three gave in at once
to their stronger adversaries ; in others,
lespair battled with craftiness againct
the advantage of their more skillful
opponents, and the former would win
when the latter had victory in their
The losers were immediately ro
aoved, and the noise of several shots
indicated that they had ceased to ex
ist. The first tiii wns over. Four hac
ost. four were winner. These Wt
were paired. New hopes and new
fears. A danger would pass tin-
ibserved, and he who had made th
error would raise a cry which was hi'
Again two lost, and again two were
shot. And now only two remained
Maruf and Sefer. They found them
selves, as they had been before, in
front of the camp fire. They were the'
best players. They began the game
with a good deal of caution, resting
their foreheads on the palms of their
hands, thoughtfully calculating every
nove, without hesitating but withouf
For a long while neither of tho two
succeeded in obtaining advantage ;
for each gain there was an equal
The spectators nod to each othei
"hen either one makes a brilliant
move. Little by little, the number
if pawns on the chess-board diminishes :
the main figures lie scattered to the
right and to the left; the situation
becomes plainer ; a few more moves
and Sefer will lose his castle !
Maruf has one more castle than hi
adversary, and this means a good deal
at the present stage of the game. Th
crowd believes that the game is in his
All of a sudden, great drops of swea
cover the forehead of Maiuf a fear
overtakes him, he trembles through
ill his body. He has noticed that, if
his adversary sacrifices his queen in
stead of the castle, he can checkmate
him with the bishop. Would Sefer
see that movo? On that depends lift
and death !
Sefer looks at the chess-board for a
long while ; his looks betray that hs
has seen the move that will save him
But ho does not touch the men and h
seems to hesitate.
"Maruf," he asks all of a sudden,
how many children have yon at
"Four." is the answer that come
from trembling lips.
"i on have a good wife?"
"An excellent wife," awswera Maruf
with a sigh.
Sefer passes a hand over his face,
and begins to murmur as though he
Thin he asks for water; he washer
his ys, his hands first the left hand,
then the right hand. Unseen, two
guardian angels watch ever by thos
"Yesterday night you gavo mo the
game so that I might sleep," he says.
Maruf does not answer, but bow?
his head in assent.
"Yon have always been a good
friend of mine,. Maruf."
Maruf lets his head drop on hia
breast entirely overcome Sefer then
lowly lifts hia hand to tho chess
board anfl makes a move, not with th
quern, bat with the castle.
"Checkmated 1" you hear murmured
on all sides. Maruf has won, and
Sefer lost - Sefer rise quietly, offers
hia hand for the last time to hia friend
Maruf, who seems nailed to his plaos,
and signals to the soldiers to be ready.
Two seconds later a shot announces
jthat the tournament is over. Pros'
tne xxongarian, in Romance.
A new York man has just made ol
banjo in which there are 500 pieces a
I juaiiwagoas nave a right to vros
fiat in the st.eeU In New York cit.
Xiopped ears are the result of ao
ceatication in all animals except the
elephant. Np only carnivorous ani
mals, but all fni"1'1' which are liable
to be preyed upon by others, need the
irect, mobile, funnel-shaped ear to
catch every sound ; the one class to ap
prise them of the vicinity of their
prey, the other to keep them on their
guard against unseen foes; and the
sonstant exercise of the external or
ran gives tone and energy to the m na
si es which more it.
The elephant, too, probably came of
in ancestral stock that had erect ears,
but for ages past there has been no crea
ture powerful enough to cause it
alarm, and for want of exercise the
muscles which move the ear have lost
tone and wasted away, leaving the ear
to lop or hang pendulous.
The tendency to lop the ear varies
nuch in different animals. Babbits
lop their eara after a very short period
ttl domestication, and, with the excep
tion of Wa and oitrs. are almost the
nnlv lon-eared animals in Europe and
America ; but in Oriental countries all
the domestio animals are more or less
lop-eared, a fact which suggests that
liiey have been muoh longer nnder do
mestication than their congeners in
East Indian goats have long, pendn
ous ears, sometimes over a foot in
length and soft as silk. The ears of
tho Indian donkey stand out horizon
tally ; those of the zebu, or Indian ox,
iroop below the horizontal line, and
lame breeds of Oriental horses carry
their ears nearly horizontal, although
the Arab horse shows no such tea
The general measure of variability
a this matter of lopped ears is to be
Found among dogs. Spaniels, setters,
(winters, bloodhounds, beagles and
foxhounds all have Ion a hanging ears;
bulldogs, terriers, collies and grey
hounds droop only the tips of the
sars ; the spitz has erect ears, while
nostiffs and mauy other bree.ls hivo
ihort, pendulous or semi-pendulouf
It might be inferred that the raoro
jenJnlous-eared dogs have been
longer under domestication, and that
ihe more prick-eared dogs have been
ierived from wild stock at a compar
atively recent period ; but something
nay be due to accidental variation and
ireful selection in breeding.
Ia general, lop cars result from ages
f disuse of the muscles which move
ihe ears, and which in wild animals
ire in constant activity ; and it ap
pears thnt ears which have become
pendulous tend to increase in length.
The Singalese, after extracting the
honey from the bee, eat the insect itj
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These three words tell the whole
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, Barsnparin. When the blood ia impure
it is fertile soil for all kinds of disease
! germs, and such troubles as scrofula.
an rneum, rneumaueui, vmxu,
and typhoid fever are likely to appear.
Purifies the blood and thus cures these
diseases by removing their cause. Jlo
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the remarkable cures which have fol
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the after-dinner pill and
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Thirty Tears la Hat.
The door of what has for years been
known ia Ashland, Ohio, aa the log
but hermitage was open the other day
jfor the first time in thirty years. It
lor as foreed open nnder the anspioion
that the hermit was sick. The her
mit's dog, by a peculiar instinctive
puothod of communication, led a neigh
bor to the hut. While no person bad
been permitted to eater his hut for
thirty years, if any one approached it
jhe hermit would come out of his
Swelling, fasten the dog and talk with
On a recent morning the neighbor
could not call out "Uncle Fred," so he
attempted to get in, but conld not.
He then attempted to look in through
the window, which consisted of but
one pane of glass six by eight inches
In size, but he could see nothing. He
then called other neighbors, and after
breaking open the door by the aid of a
lantern they found the hermit dead in
front of his fireplace, on the ground,
for his hnt had no floor and - no bed.
He had slept on the ground for thirty
Hia hermitage had but one room,
10x12 feet, which was filled with sacks
rf nuts and barrels of garden products,
fend was hung full from its low ceiling
with herbs gathered from the country
far and near. The floor was filled with
geological specimen". The hermit,
whose name was Matthews, died in the
room in which he was born. He had
taught school in Holmes Connty,
studied medicine at Mansfield and had
practiced as a physician among his
neighbors, and was highly esteemed
professionally and as a teacher. He
married at about the age of forty a
f oung pupil in his school in Holmes
County, who on being taken to his
home, which he had told her had four
Motions of land with a mill on it, was
lo enraged when she found that it had
but four-quarters of an acre of land
tnd a coffee mill that she left him. He
then vowed to be a hermit. He would
Dot permit anyone to enter his hut.
He was a man of strong mental powers,
strengthened by his hermit study and
Inspiration. He came out of hia hut
sften to lecture on politios. He had
svolved free trade in his study and
other subjects of interest. The County
Infirmary directors have made him an
allowance for years. He had not had
his hairVcut or been shaved for years.
"Well, younz man," said old Mr.
Breezy, "while you are at my bouse
I hope you'll feel Just like one of the
family." Thank you. I'm sure 1
have every reason to " "What do
vou mean?" "Tour daughter ha
lust said she would be a sister to me."
Latest Oaograplkloal Intelligence.
"Where Is the island of Java sit
uated?" asked a Harlem schoul
teacher of a small but rather forlorn
looking boy. "I dun no, sir." "Don't
fou know where coffee comes fiom?"
"Yes sir; we borrows It ready
parched from the next-door neigh
bor. " Exchange.
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The reformers of the English Church
in 1549 struck out nearly 100 holidays,
leaving only such as in their time were
lear to the popular heart.
Deaness Cannot Be Cored m
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I wased portion of the ear. There Is only one
ay to cure Deafness, and that is by oorntitu-
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famed condition of the mucous lining of the
Eustachian Tube. When this tnbe gets in
flamed you have a rumbling sound or lmper-f-
ct hearing, and when it la entirely clomd
Deafness ia the result, and unless the Inflam
mation can be taken out and this tnbe re
stored to its normal condition, hearing will be
destroyed forever; nine cases out ten are
caused by catarrh, which la nothing but an in
flamed condition of the mucous surfaces.
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A single herd of caribou, estimated
(0 contain 200 members, was recently
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ahomflen from headaches and biliousness need,
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After the Grip, diphtheria, pneumonia,
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strength and vigor so much desired.
Hood's Pllle for the liver and bowels, act
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The business of snail gathering in
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A tennis court has been constructed
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Karri Clover Root, the great blood partner,
rivet freshness and clearness to the complexion
aid cures consUsaUon Sftcla Men.. SI
Madagascar was so named by the
early explorers from the Malagasy or
Malays who inhabited it.
Mrs. Wlaelenrw Seething Srrwaj for ehndrea
teething, aofteaa the gaau. rsatuees Inrlamma
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Boston is eating halibut shipped
from Victoria, British Columbia, in
I f s filleted with aoreeyes use Dr. IsaaeThanm
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Out of 1,000,000 people, 27.000 sus
cumb to apoplexy.
Weak nervei Indicate aa surely as any
physical symptom shows anything.that
the organs and tissues of the body are
not satisfied with their nourishment.
They draw their sustenance from the
blood, and if the blood is thin, impure
or insufficient, they are in a state of re
volt. They demand
Tn nnrifff and Yltulize the blood, and
tt.ua annniv fhA nourishment which is
needed. Those who keep their blood
pure with Hood's Sarsaparilla have no
tmnhlA with weak nerves. Therefore
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A Seaside Idyll And the Meshes Art
Fine Among Friends Didn't
All Speak at Once Trans
They were sitting In the twilight,
Where the waves break on the sand,
And an ana was wound around her.
They were clasping band to band
And ahe bent a little loser.
Toward a faoa sun-kissed with tan,
And to Basle Mamie whispered
Don't you wish we'd see a man?"
Hew Xora World.
AXS TKB) T"1" ABI FIN.
"So the Duke is easting his net fa
an American heiress?"
Yes his coronet" Puck.
Willis "Brown says he has a horse
Wallace "I don't doubt it I sold
him one the other day." Life.
didh't axx stzax a oxcb.
Elmore "Did you ever see a com
pany of women perfectly silent?"
Decker "Once. Some one had
asked which was the oldest" Nev
"I hear that the literary club made
quite a lion of Timmins on aoconnt of
hU latest poem."
"Yea ; they kept it np till they made
an ass of him." Indianapolis Journal
oxb ox Boarox.
Englishman "Thin is beastly
Bostonian "Beastly? Why, there's
nothing animal about it, is there?"
Englishman "Certainly. Isn't II
raining cats and dogs?" Yankee
A MODERW amOTKKirr.
"What ho," cried the Viking, is
lour displeasure, "where are my fish
"Sire," replied the Prime Minister,
'the Crown Prince has returned from
college and is naing them for laws
tennis. " Detroit Tribune.
hcsbakd and wmt rx accord.
"Women must consider it an awful
ate to be an old maid," mused Mr
"They do, Josiah," said Mrs. Chug
jrster. "What terrible sticks the
sometimes marry to escape it"
And Josiah rnhhrd his chin and said
nothing. Chicago Tribune.
A BTSrNBSS KEAD.
Old Bullion (on his death bed)
"All my property is willed to you, but
I'm afraid my children by my first
wife will make a contest, and then the
lawyers will get it."
Young Wife "Don't worry, my
'ove; I can easily fix that I'll
marry one of the lawyers." New York
rra tin ally saw.
Professor Potterby "Dear me. 1
do believe that young Freshly was
making game of me yesterday morn
ing." Mrs. Potterby "Why so, Socrates,
Professor Potterby "He wanted to
hnow if Paris green was not often used
for dyeing purposes." Indianapolis
HOW HB STAaQCSBXD.
Hobbs and Dobbs were discussing
men who stammer.
"The hardest job I ever had," said
Dobbs, "was to understand a Afeaf and
dumb man who stammered. "
"How can a deaf and dumb mas
stammer?" asked Dobbs.
"Easily enough, "replied Dobbs, "he
had rheumatism-in his fingers." Phil
me T-abt nwnOTwr
Mr. Toung Pop "I'll be cook my
self, my dear, but I'm blessed if I'll set
foot in an intelligence office again. I
picked out the most respectable-looking
woman in the room and stepping
np to her said : 'Can you fill the post
tion of cook?"
"She looked like our bantam fight-frig-cock
as ahe replied : 1 am trying
to fill thai of our ooachman. I think
yon would suit admirably.' " Life.
rzDtnrcu's urriiB tkaoocract.
Maud "How do you like that
yonng Mr. Peduncle?"
Irene "I don't like him at alL He's
either rery stupid or he's an impudent
upstart I said to him at the party
last night that I didn't feel like eating
anything and he said: "Why, Mist
Squires, you certainly look well
enough to eat"
"Well, what of that?"
"Why, he should have said Ilookeq
good enough to eat" Chicago Tri
JTST WHAT El WAXTKD.
A farmer entered a telegraph office
in Central New York and sent this
message to a woman in Canada :
"Will you be my wife? .Pleas
answer at once by telegraph."
Then he aat down and waited. Kc
newer came. He waited till late ia
the renins, still no answer. Early
the next morning he came tn again,
and was handed a dispatch an affirm
stire reply. The operator expressed
"Twaan little rough to keep yov
so long in suspense."
"look here, young feller, said the
farmer, "I'll stand all the suspense.
A woman that'll hold bank her answer
to a proposal of marriage all day, so at
o send it by night rates, is jest tht
economical woman that I've been
a-waitin' for ?" Jalappe Journal.
. ' ."
The rnnter days m Sweden an only
six houaa long.
TmT Work Cor.
A famous iTreneh physician, De. ilea
ry, says that Zola is axaoUy ru(ht in
Aeolarinf that brain work is tlie beat
remedy for nerrousaess, sorrow ana
We cannot reproduce Us aciantifio
explanation, of this theory, bat some of
the examples mentioned by him will
lead our readaxs to look into the mat
ter and study it for themselves. Yieior
Hugo appeared to' be so much absorbed
in his work that lie was considered
heartless or a man who would not be
moved by any sorrow. The truth is,
he was remarkably sensitive, and in
order to save him self from the torture
of his emotions he sought refuge in
work. In this way he preserved his
tanity and at the same time gave to
the world masterpieces of literature.
De Flenry eays that Hugo'a case
aaused him to try the brain work euro
on his patients, men and women, who
were suffering from various forms of
nervousness. He got them interested
in various studies and in correspon
dence, keeping accounts and literary
work. In a short time they grew more
cheerful. They were contented dar
ing the day and sleep came easily at
The Frenchman has called attention
to a cure of great value. It ia one
that can easily be utilized without a
physician or without going to a hos
pital or an asylum. Any nervous suf
ferer whose mind is dominated by a
treat sorrow has simply to devote him
telf in earnest to productive and use-
ul brain work and the result will be a
jomplete cure. It ia worth trying.
"You know that beautiful blind gin
that I have loved so long?"
"Well, I think I have restored her
"You don't say?"
"Yes, I proposed to her last night
tnd she said that she would see."
New York Press.
SERVED IN THE WAE.
TBI OIKP AXMOST WOX WHERE THB
Our Sympathies Always Enlisted In tne
Infirmities of the Veteran.
(JVom fAe Herald, Woodstock, Ka.)
There Is an old soldier In Woodstock, Va.,
'Who served In the war with Mexico and in
the war of the rebellion, Mr. Levi MelnturSF.
lie passed through both these wars without
a serious wound. The hardships, however,
told seriously on him, for when the grip at
tacked him four years ago it nearly killed
him. Who can look upon the Infirmities of
a veteran without a feeling of the deepest
sympathy? His townspeople taw him con
fined to his house so prostrated with great
nervousness that he could not hold a knife
and fork at the table, scarcely able to walk,
too, and as he attempt? 1 it. he often stum
bled and fell. Tiiey saw him treated by the
beat talent to be had bat still he suffered on
for four years, and gave up finally in despair.
One day, however, he was struck by the ac
count ot a cure which had been affected by
the use of Dr. Williams' Pink Fills. He Im
mediately ordered a box and commenced tak
ing them. He says he was greatly relieved
within three days' time. The blood found Its
way to his fingers, and bis hands, whioh bad
been palsied, assumed a natural color, and
he was soon enabled to use hU knife and fork
at the table. He has recovered his strength
to such an extent that he Is able to oho
wood, shook com and do his regular wor!
about hia home. Hs now says he can not
only walk to Woodstock- but can walk across
the mountains. He Is able to lift np a flfty-
two pound weight with one hand and savs he
does not know what Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
have done for others, but knows that they
nave aone a great wore ror mm.
He was In town hut Monday, court day.
and was loud In his praise of the medlotne
that had given him so great relief. He pur
chased another box and took it home with
him. Mr. liclnturff Is willing to make affi
davit to these laots.
The proprietors of Dr. Williams Pink Pills
state tnat tney are not a patent meatolne, but
a prescription used for many years bv an em
inent practitioner, who produced the most
wonderful results with them, curing all forms
of weakness arising from a watery condition
ot the blood or shattered nerves, two fruitful
causes of almost ever? ill to which flesh is
heir. The pills are also a specino for the
trouble peculiar to fomales, such as suppres
sions, all forms of weakness, chronic consti
pation, bearing down pains, etc., and in the
case ol men will give speedy relief and eliect
a permanent cure in all cases arising from
mnntal worry, overwork or excesses ol what
ever nature, iney are entirely narmioss and
can be given to wea'c and sickly children
witn tne greatest goon aaa wnnout tne
slightest danger. Pink Pais are sold by all
dealers, or will be sent postpaid on receipt of
price (50c a box or six boxes tor 2.&0 they
are never sold In bulk or by the 100) by ad
dressing Dr. Williams Uedioine Compan
Schenectady, X. X.
A Real Castle lu the Air.
Mr. Tobiansky, the engineer, Is
ftirting a company for the introduc
tion oT a norel fot-ar t j t Iij Antwerp
exhibition which is to be held next
year. It is to consist of a raft, with
an area of about twenty square yards,
and constructed of bamboo rods and
steel and aluminium tubing, on which
a palatial restaurant is to be erected,
and the whole suspended in mid-air at
an altitude of 500 yards by means of
captive balloons. An Ingenious com
bination of anchor cables will hold
this "aerial castle" in position, and
effectively prevent any oscillation even
in the strongest gale. Two smaller
captive balloons, each to carry eight
or ten persons, will serve to convev
visitors to this floating island and back
again to terra firms. Each of ihe
larger balloons is fitted with a silk
tube, through whioh, by means of an
automatic arrangement, afresh supply
. , , - . , . .
ui gas ia ooisinea wnen requireil.
Electric lamps of intense brilliancy are
fitted to the raft for the purpose of
lighting the exhibition grounds. The
entire fabrio can be brought down to
the ground in ten minutes by means
of steam winches Le Patriote-
TISTIMOXT OF OJTB WHO EJOTW.
Stranger "This is a beautiful part
jf the city. Property must be very
Citizen "No, sir, property isnt
worth anything along here."
"Not worth anything ! Why, every
jouse in this row is a palace, and
there's half a mile of them 1"
That doesn't make any difference,
fhey are owned by men that are suffer
ing for the necessaries of life."
"I don't see any indications that
the owners want to sell out"
"They're too poor to be able even
to buy 'For Sale' cards to put in tht
"Have you got any property along
"Haven't a foot of dirt within a mile
"Then how do you know all this?"
I'm the "
(Interrupting) "Why, Great Scott I
f ought to have known it at at once.
Shake I I'm an assessor myself when
I'm at home." Chicago Tribune.
It is estimated that the atmosphere,
of Mars is one quarter as extensive as
that of the earth.
oticuus nas calculated that
single pair of rabbits, if all the young
were kept alive, would in four years
multiply into 1,.7,840 rabbits.
t VltVa Ipraln! strain,
Will fnre It " i
What They Are For
bad taste in the mouth
loss of appetite
when these conditions are caused by constipation; and
constipation is the most frequent cause of all of them.
One of the most important things for everybody
to learn is that constipation causes more than half the
sickness in the world, especially of women; and it can
all be prevented. Go by the book, free at your drug,
gist's, or write B. F. Allen Co., 365 Canal Street, A'e
York. Pills, 10c. and 25c a box.
Annual sales more than 6,000,000 boxes.
"Don't Borrow Troiible." Boy
'lis Cheaper In Tbe End.
Plucky Tuittla School ma'am.
A deep k loom is han? n? over tho
adolescent section of tbe maiculine
population of Doylestown; tbe causa
of which Is the near at hand exodus
offthe army of pretty and learned
women who have brightened tbe
town with their presence sinca Mon
day last, says tho Philadelphia
A party of about twenty of the
prettiest teachers gathered around
tbe dinner table at the hotel tbe
other day, and, among subjects
equally Interesting, tbe advisability
of corporeal punishment wa9 discusv
d. Miss Mary Duval was decidedly
iu favor of dome away with such
severity, but Miss Eva Vasey, an at
tractive little lady, strongly urged it?
'I beleive," sho said, "that in some
cases It is tbe only way to act. You've
got to make them a'raid of you.
Last year I had a scholar who was
quite a head taller than 1 am. He
was 16 years old and tail and stout.
Well, nobody could do anything with
him, and one day he was really un
bearable and I Rave him a real good
How did be take It, Eva, and what
did be say?" inquired Miss Voris anx
"Well,' answered Miss Vasey, a 1
little reluctantly, "he said to me al
few days after. 'Miss Vasey, I let you
thrash me that time, but if I bad
liked I could have thrashed you.'
But he was much better afterward
and that thrashing did it,' concluded
the little-lady, drawing herself up to
her full height of five feeu
Dr. Kllmer't Swamt-Hoot cuiei
all Kidney and llladder troubles,
fampletand Conmltation free.
Laboratory Bingnamtou, N. Y.
Cherubim I guess that man who
said he was from Chicago is all right.
St. 1'eUT Have you discovered any
thing? Cherubim Yes, he has worn
out two horns in three days. Judge
Brakeman Here, get a move on
yer there! Mr. Oates You shut up!
Me au"Mandy is a-coln to kiss good
by if it paialyzes th' whole steam
railroal system of th' State. Judge
Is He Alwaya WelromeT
Wi:i You must have a nice time
at Ethel's? A fred Yes, It's a go-as-you-please.
Will But is it a come
as often-as-you-like? Philadelphia
Th Greatest Hedical Discovery
of the Age.
DONALD KENNEDY, OF ROXBURY, MASS.,
Has discovered in one of our common
pasture weeds a remedy that cures every
kind ot Humor, from the worst Scrolula
down to a common pimple. Send for Book.
Manistee, Mich., Feb. 14, 1S05.
Dear Sir :
lam the little boy you tent the
Discovery to about six weeks ago.
I used two bottles and also the
salve. When I began to use the
medicine my sores were as large as
a Quarter of a dollar, and now they
are as large as a ten cent piece and
J feel much belter. Mamma and '
J feel very thankful to you. I shall
write again and tell you how J
am getting along.
J remain your little friend,
ANDRE W POMERO Y,
88 Lake Street.
Coughs and Golds,
Soro Throat, Bronchitis, Weak Lunge, General Debility and
all forms of Kmaciation are speedily cured by
Consumptives always find great relief by taking it, and
consumption is often cured. No other nourishment restores
'Strength so quickly and effectively.
Weak Babies and Thin Children
ero modo strong and robust by Scott's Emulsion when other
forms of food soem lo do Ihem no good irhatovcr.
The only genuiao Scott's Emulsion is put up in talrton
eoUreJ wrapper. Refuse cheap substitutes!
Send 'for fampfJet n S.etCt ZnWtsien. FSER.
Soott Downs, N. Y. All Pruclsts. SO cents and St.
cr Bruise t
depression of spirits
ft dinner last night f
It was. Indeed.
P!ntjr to drink, toot
Wan, I should say so.
Headache in consequence?
Eow do 7011 manage it?
Will that do It I
For hradacti) (whether !cK or ner vout) .tooth cb
ncuralf ta, rbenmstlum, htmhiuco, pains and waak
near In the back, spina or lciiluy, putns arounl ttaa
liver, pleurisy, swelling of the joints anl pains or all
kinds, tha application of lUulway's Rt-a-lr Kellsf
will afford Immediate ease, and its coutiauea us fov
ft few davs effects a permanent cure.
A CURE FOR ALL
A half to a tesjrnornifull of Readv Relief In a h:f
tumbler of water, repeated an often at the dlsrhHr
continue, and a flannel saturated with Kea.lv Km iff
placed aver the stoma? h or bowels will afford limn
olftte relief and soen effect cure.
Internally A half to a teaHpoonful In ha! fa turn
bier of water will In ft few minutes cure C'nvni
Ppnims, fsour rHomach, Nausea, Vomiting, lit-itrt-bura,
rCervousness, Mee pi est 1103, blest ilett4a.'h
Flatulency and all Internal pains.
Malaria la Its Various Forms Cure J
There Is not ft remedial ajfent In the world Hi
will cure FeTerand Ague and all oilier niulnrk-m
blllausand other ferersalded by tiAIiWAY'tS
soauickly aa KAUWAY'S UKAIA Kt;i.lFK.
rrlce so cent per buttle, bold bv ull druaUW.
SZ ' C UO C ISTHE BEST.
QwOIIVL FIT FOR A KINO.
- nKNCHSvENAMCUM CALF.
433- Fine CalfIKangahd:
fi TP SD for CATALDGtE
Orcr One JHlIUoa People wear the
W. L. Douglas $3 & $4 Shod
All our shoes are equally satisf actor
They give the best value for the montr.
They equal custose shoes In style afd lit.
Thilr wearing qualities are unsurpa- ft.
The prices are uniform, stamped on ui
Frrm $1 to S3 saved over other snitlces.
If your dealer cannot supoly vn stn.
FOR FIFTY YEARS 1
bus orm niefl by Million nf Mother
fnr their chll-tren while T etUiDir lor over
Fifty Years. It soothe. theclull. aftiu tha
gums, allays all pain, can wind ooUcaud
Twenty-livo Cents a HotiirV
irfrSftrirRF All Fl FANS.
Best Coach Syrup. Taste Oood. Cae I
In time. Sold by drunrtatn.
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