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PARTED m THEIR WEDDING DAY.
TTattle Furoian wan a great ravortte
Willi tlie gentlemen, and ber partiality
for tbe sterner sex was as great at
their for ber. She was engaged to
young Dr. Hartley, but he had on
year more at the university before hli
studies were completed, and bia flan
cee seemed nowise Inclined to mourn
his absence. There were admirers In
plenty ready to take his place, and she
never lacked an escort to any of the
elgbborhood festivities, where aba
was always tbe life and mischief of
Then she would write a fall history
each affair to her absent lorer, never
forgetting to tell him how much she
had enjoyed herself, bow agreeable
Mr. So-aud-So had been, what pretty
speeches Mr. Sucb-a-one bad made
wbeu she accepted his escort for tbe
next dance at tbe ball, "and he's such
an elegant waltzer, you know," she
added, tantalizlngly. Tbe young doc
tors blood fairly bulled when be read
these missives and Imagined some
Other man's arms where he considered
none but bis bad any right to be. Yet
be dared not protest. He venture J
once to assert bis rights, on his last va
cation home, and his ring had been of
fered him with such promptness that
st fairly took bis breath away.
"I don't want It. I won't take It,"
"Ju.t as you like," replied llattle,
coldly. "I thought you were tired of
me. If you are. Just take back your
old rltg. Fred Fox offered me a
nicer oue last week.''
-Oh, Hattie!" was all the Doctot
His grieved tone and white face
touched the girl's heart, and she burst
out with: "Oh. Frank! I didn't moan
It. I'd rather have your ugly old ring
than nil the other rina In the world,
aud I'd rather have you than all" lure
she threw her arms around his neck
Impulsively, hid her face on his shoul
der and burst Into tears.
Then, of course, he begged her par
don aud called himself a brute, nn.l the
forgave hiui, and whru he went awuy
flirted more than ever.
She was usually very prompt In ful
Olling their compact of writing week
ly letters to each other, but on two oc
casions the weeks had made a mouth
before the longed-for letter came to the
absent lover, nuil then she made no ex
cuse but that she had been having so
much fuu she had quite forgotten to
Tile young doctor really believed she
only meant to tease hiui, yet he felt in
dignant and mutually vowed that if
the reins were ever In his bauds she
should repent her seeming heartless
ness. It is a wonder the poor fellow
could study at all. but he did at last
gruduate witli honor.
Hattie seemed proud as he of the
hard-earued diploma, aud the young
couple spent u delightful fortnight mak
ing plans for the future aud trying to
decide upon the most desirable locution
for a young physician to gain a lucra
tive practice and a home for his Iwniiiie
tirlrtu. ire was rar too ninnly to usb
llattle to link her fate with his until he
could otTcr her a home that would iu
some degree approach the comfortable
one she would leave, even If her par
ents had beeu willing for such a pro
While still undecided a position w.il
offered his as physician and surgeon
with an exploring aud aurveyiug party
that were making a tour to the fat
Northwest. There was money in it
and tlie needed practice without feat
of competition or failure. It teemed
tbe chance of a lifetime and had been
tendered Mm through the Influence of
one of the university professors, yet
It would involve a three years' separa
tion from llattle, and what assonance
had he that some of those other fellow
would not win her from him? Even :f
they did not he felt as If he nevei
could endure three such years of tor
ture as that Inst oue at the university
had beeu. Still he could not refuse,
especially when her parents urged him
o strongly to accept.
Hattie seemed very sorry to have him
go and promised very faithfully to be
true to her troth.
"But you can't expect me to le an
old woman. Frank," she said. "Why,
If I couldn't have any fun for three
years I'd be wrinkled and gray-haired
when you came back, and then you
wouldn't wont me at all."
Frank laughed aud said he'd run tbo
risk, and if she'd only wait for hiui
'twas all he'd ask, but It was with
aching heart he kissed her a last fare
well, and a torturing fear of what that
long three years might bring forth.
It was twelve miles from tbe pretty
little village, where their childhood
days hnd been spent, to the nearest rail
way statiou. and he arrived there at It
o'clock oue beautiful June night. He
found that schedules had been changed
and that he could make better time In
reaching his party to wait for the
morning express. He felt aggravated
to think of waiting six long hours that
he might have been spending with llat
tle, who he knew was almost crying her
pretty eyes out over his departure. The
more he thought of it the more tortur
ing it been nil- ami with a sudden re
solve he bought hU ticket, checked his
baggage, visile:! the nearest livery
barn and in fifteen minutes a horse and
Our I's and Other Eyes.
Our I's are just as strong as they were fifty years ago,
when we have cause to use them. Lut we have less and
less cause to praise ourselves, since others do the praising,
and we are more than willing for you to see us through
ether eyes. This is how we look to S. F. Boyce, whole
silo and retail druggist, Duluth, Minn., who after a quarter
of a century of observation writes :
" I have sold Ayer's Sarsaparilla for more than i$ years,
lioth st wholesale and retail, and have never heard any
thing iut words of praise from my customers ; not a single
complaint has ever reached me. I Lclieve Ayer's Sar
saj..r;IU to be the best blood purifier that has been intro
duced to the general public." This, from a man who has
sold thousands of dozens of Ayer's Sarsaparilla, is strong
testimony. B'it it only echoes popular sentiment the world
over, which has " Nothing but words of praise for
Any doubt about If Send for trie Coreboofc.""
It kills doubt aud cures dbubiers.
Addrc&s: J. C. Ayer Co., Lowell, Maw.
buggy was making tbe beat possible
time over tbe home road.
He could hardly -tell Just when the
nonientous thought did occur to him,
but as be rode along, dwelling upon
Hattle's earnest assurance that she
would marry him "this minute," if be
could only take her along, a possibility
Bashed across his mind that made him
urge the borse to still greater speed.
He could not take ber with bim.
His heart seemed lighter already and
the borse fairly lew along the smooth
turnpike. Within a mile of Mr. For
ma n's there lived a Justice of the peace.
Dr. Hartley paused long enough to
rouse this worthy functionary and
held a hurried consultation with him;
then he drove on.
Hattle's parents were somewhat sur
prised at beiug disturbed In their sluni
1 ber, but not so much surprised as when.
ifter a short conference between tbe
young doctor and his fiancee, who had
I needed no waking, they were sum-
uioned to give their consent to an im-
mediate marriage. They could think
' of uo valid objection if tbe young folks
' vt'l c ! i It a tiit mn tirftiir la f JiiatlnA
Eraus pronounced the couple man and
I It was then 3 o'clock and the young
husband had only time to leave his
wife In ber parents' care again, bid ber
another loving farewell and hasten to
. reach the train that was to bear him so
J far away from his native Pennsylvania
village aud ber whom he bad loved
since bis earliest recollection.
His three years' trip was one of min
gled barlsblp, excitement and pleas
ure; In all a very enjoyable one to Dr.
Hartley. A part of every Sabbath day
was spent In writing long, loving let
ters to Hattie. And although he often
longed for a eight of the dear face he
felt no anxiety on her account, know
ing that when he did return she would
be watching for bim.
I For the young wife tbe time did not
pa.-s so pleasantly. Poor girl! Her
j "fun" was spoiled. She conld not ao
! ?cpt other escorts now, and as she had
j do brother to act as such she was
! forced to remain at home, and there she
j uioped aud pined for Frank until her
I parents bitterly repenaed the hasty
' I iep they bad allowed her to take. Aud
i it is doubtful If In that first long, lonely
I year she did not herself regret It, but 1.
' so none were tbe wiser, least of all the
I She had never really meant to grieve
her faithful lover as she had lu that
last year, and now that she realized
what heartache meant she would not
have him suffer as she did, and so she
exerted herself to write cheerful, con
tented letters. Frank almost believed
she did not miss him and wished Ki.it
she might feci Jukt a little of what he
had once oil accouut of her thoughtless
Qirtiug, yet be was too honorable to
give ber any reason for distrust aud
too true for deception of any kind.
Home did not seem home to Hattie
tny more. She herself was so changed
that unconsciously ber parent' de
meanor changed toward her. (lenero'is
checks from Frank much more tliun
iupplied her wants, and wait slia did
not positively need was carefully
hoarded to furnish the lovely home that
seemed yet so far away, and many
hours were passed in making pretty
t rillcs for the same purpose. Much of
ber time was spent at Frank's home.
His mother was dead, but with bis
!utiier, auut and cousin she seemed, best
Oue day a gossipy neighbor bantered
licr about ber strange widowhood aud
remarked that likely Dr. Hartley was
having a fine time playing agreeable
to other ladies, for of course no oue
would suppose him to be a married
man. The shot struck borne, for only
that very week he had mentloaed In
his letter a lady that reminded bim of
her. To be sure, how did she know in
wbat manner be was spending his time.
Aud could she blame him If he did
sometimes forget his loyalty to her?
And then she thought with shame of
ber own promiscuous flirting of the
That night she hunted op the piece
f paper that was legal evidence tbat
rhe twaiu was one. la that last year
:hat little paper was one of her great
est comforts, and thankful she was
:liat she was bound to Dr. Hartley, for
:hat same contract made him hen.
"He's mine. He will be true to me.
He will come back," she often sobbed
to herself In the wee small hoars vfuen
haunting thoughts would not let hef
sleep. And thus tbat last cummer ap
proached its zenith. If Frank bad
dreamed of the torture she was under
going he would never bave planned the
little revenge that was so foreign to his
nature. Ho wrote that be hoped to be
home to celebrate their anniversary,
but the party was unavoidably detain
ed, and he yielded to tbe Impulse to re
pay her for her old tormeitlpg tricki
aud "forgot to write." Her letters
of late bad been brief and unsatisfac
tory, but little he imagined that it was
because tbe poor girl could not write
cheerfully and would not write any
other way. She seemed to care so lit
tle that he thought a little anxiety
would moke his welcome the warmer.
The wedding day was a fair counter
part of that other one, and Hattie was
feverish with alternating nope and
fear. She started with every sound
ind listened, at every footfall, but ths
lay and night came and went and no
Frank come. Won yet. the wees
went by and did not bring the mlariVe
Ibat never before bad failed bsr. An
other week went by and still no tidings.
Poor Hattie waa almost wild with de
spair. She waa fully convinced that
some terrible accident had happened on
tbe homeward Journey, and sue Wat
'ndeed a widow.
"Hut he's mine he's ml no," ah
moaned, clasping that piece of precious
paper to her heart. She was at Frank's
father's. The other Inmates of the
house were sound asleep tint lovely
July night, but poor heart-broken Hat
tie sat by her bedside, with ber face
buried In the pretty coverssome cf
ber own handiwork brooding over her
desolate life and wondering how many
years she would have to live before
death would reunite them. And, won
dering, she fell asleep only to dream
of an ominous yellow envelope being
placed In her hand. It waa a telegram,
and her nervous fingers refused to
open It. for she knew but too well what
It contained. .
A sharp rap at tbe door roused ber
from her half stupor, and Instinctively
she rose and started to open It, think
ing of naught but the dreaded messen
ger boy with tbo yellow envelope.
"Who's there?" demanded the old
gentleman, wakening from bis slumber
by a second rap.
Her hand was on tbe knob when an
eager, living voice from the outside ex
claimed: "Frank Hartley. Is Hattie
The door opened, and after three
long, weary years of waiting husband
and wife were reunited.
It needed the clasp of loving arms to
assure Hattie that she had not slept
her last sleep and waked In heaven.-
Clothing for Milch Cows.
A few days ago the residents of the
jouthern portion of the county bad
their attention -directed to a herd of
thirty-live cows which were being driv
en out Mission road to San Mateo Coun
ty. On !acb of the animals waa a cov
ering consisting of four ordinary bar
ley sacks sewed together. Tbe blanket
was fastened by cords to the legs of
the cows and tied about tbe neck. The
cows belonged to Koostrl Brothers of
the Holsteln dairy, near the Five-Mile
house. They were being driven to a
ranch in San Mateo County, about five
miles south of Col ma, near tbe ocean
shore. George Koostrl, one of tbe own
ers of the cows, said tbe Idea was com
mon In the cold countries of Northern
Europe. "The ranch we own in Sau
Mateo County," he said, "Is situated
very close to the ocean. Tbe climate Is
cold. Tbe breezes which blow from
the sea are very penetrating. Our cows
would be chilled and we would be un
able to allow them to pasture If we did
not provide them with some covering
to resist the cold. In some of the Eu
ropean countries the cows are blanket
ed In the winter months and kept In a
large luclosure. They are not allowed
out. but art fed in a stable. This lasts
In some places from Nov. 1 to May 1.
We have thirty-five cows out ou the
ranch. Every one wears a blanket,
which will not be removed until they
return to tbe city, about three uioulhs
from now. The climate here is much
warmer In comparison to what It is
along tbe seashore In San Mateo. The
people who watched us driving the
herd to the ranch thought that tbe cows
were sick. They were very healthy, I
can assure you." San Francisco Ka
Former Slave Market.
On benches so placed as to command
a good view were the buyers, coarse
looking Turks, whose calm, searching
gaze seemed to take In every detail.
The merchant conducting the sale
stood before them, talking and gesticu
lating with great vehemence. He turn
ed to one of the pens, which was filled
with young Circassian women, most of
whom were very handsome. They
were seated close together on the
ground. In an attitude of listless de
spondency, their white garments flow-
lug around them, and as they gazed up
at me with their sad, dark eyes, I feit
painfully bow tbey must envy tbe free
and bappy stranger wbo came to look
on them In their Infamy and" misery.
The slave trader came forward, fol
lowed by a phlegmatic-looking Turk,
and, seizing one of the women by the
arm, forced her to stand up before this
man, who, it appeared, wished to buy
her. He proceeded to Inspect her, very
mucn la tbe same manner as be might
have e.vamlned a horse or a dog, and
Ids decision was unfavorable; be turn
ed with a contemptuous movement of
the head, and the slave merchant, in a
mge, thrust back tbe unfortunate girl.
who sank down trembling among her
companions In activity. This scene was
much as we could stand, and we left
the place hurriedly at once; It Is well.
mdeed, that such sights can be wit
nessed no more, at least In Europe.
More Pie for tbe Honey,
a rnnrh tonrnal tells a storv of a
lady wbo with a maid went to purchase
a Still-lire picture lor oer uiuiug-ruoiu.
Dku -..liu-tAw! a r-anvaa on which were
..int hnnrh of flowers, a Die cut in
two and a half -penny roll, and was
paying 600 francs for It when the maid
approached to wh taper In her ear:
"Madam, saia ine servant, you are
. k1 Imrirain: I saw a picture
liiu nii - , -
very much like this sold the other day
"And was It aa good as tnisr
"Yes, madam. It was better; there
aras a good deal more pie in It."
Perpetual motion has been the dream
of the Inventor almost ever alnce the
first Invention of any kind was per
fected. Pliny says that In his time
there were machines which the inven
tors claimed would work, without stop
ping, for an Indefinite length of time,
and In the patent office of every gov
ernment of the world there are hun
dreds of devices for securing this end.
One authority states that in the patent
office at Washington there are over
1,000 sucb apllances, for each of which
the Inventor hoped success. The per
petual motion machines, however, have
never succeeded, and never will until
men succeed In overcoming friction,
the inertia of matter and gravitation
and also in finding material that will
never wear out.
"I often wonder Just what abe thinks
of me," said the young married man.
"It Is easy to find out." said the elderly
married man. "Just sit down on he?
bat and she will tell you what aba
thinks of you In less than a mlnuts."
First Concessioner "What do you
do on the Plaisance?"
Second Concessioner 'The pub
lic." Chicago Record.
MUSIC OF ST. PETER'S.
r Choir Bler It at Blent Witkoat
Opposite tbe Chapel of tbe Sacrament
tbe Chapel of the Choir. St. Peter's
at a cathedral, and Is managed by a
chapter of canons, each of whom baa
lis seat in the cbolr, and his vote in the
lisposal of the cathedral's income,
ivhlen Is considerable. Tbe chapter
maintains tbe cbolr of St. Peter's, a
body of musicians quite independent of
tbe so-called "Pope's cbolr," which is
properly termed tbe "cbolr of the 8ia-
tiue Chapel," and which la paid by the
No musical Instruments are ever used
in the Sis tine. In tbe cbolr, on the con
trary, there are two large organs. The
tue on tbe west side Is employed on all
rdluary occasions; It Is over two buu-
lired years old, and Is tuned about two
Whole tones below the modern pitch. It
la so worn out that an organ-builder la
In attendance during every service to
make repairs at a moment's notice.
The bellows leak, the stops stick., some
notes have a chronic tendency to "cy
pher," and tbe pedal "trackers" un
hook themselves unexpectedly. But the
canons would certainly not think of
building a new organ. -
Should tbey ever do so, and tune tbe
Instrument to the modern pitch, the
consternation of the singers would lie
great; for the music is all written for
the existing organ, and could not be
performed two notes higher, not to men
tion the confusion that would arise
where all the music is sung at sight.
This Is a fact not generally known, but
worthy of notice. Tbe music sung lu
St. Peter's, and. Indeed. In most Itoman
churches. Is never rehearsed or prac
ticed. The music Itself Is entirely in
manuscript, and is tbe property of the
choirmaster, or, as hi tbe ease lu St. Pe
ter's, of the chapter, and there Is no
copyright In it beyond this fact of ac
tual possession, protected by the simple
plan of never allowing any musician to
bave his part In his hands except while
he is actually performing It.
lu the course-of a year the same piece
may be sung several times, and tbe
old choristers may become acquainted
with a good deal of the music In this
way, but never otherwise. Mozart is
reported to have learned Allegrl's Mis
erere by ear, and to bave written It
down from memory. The other famous
Misereres, which are now published,
were pirated In a similar way. The
choirmaster of that day was very un
popular. Some of tbe leading aiugen
who had sung the Misereres during
many years lu succession, aud bad thus
lenrued their several parts, met '.ml
put together what they knew Into a
whole, which was at once published, to
the uo small annoyance and discomfi
ture of their euemy. But much good
music is quite beyond the reach of the
public Palestrina's best motet, airs by
Alcssaudro Stradelln. the famous hymn
of Itaiuioudl, lu short, a great musical
library, au arcbivlo, as tbe Romans call
such a collection, all of which is practi
cally lost to the world.
It is wonderful that under such cir
cumstances the choir of St. Peter's
should obtain even sucb creditable re
sults. At a moment's notice an organ
ist and about a hundred singers are
called upon to execute a florid piece of
music which many of them have uever
seeu or heard; the accompaniment is
played at sight from a mere figured
bass, on a. tumble-do wo Instrument two
bunured years old. aud the slugers, both
the soloists aud tbe chorus, slug from
thumbed bits of manuscript parts writ
teu In old-fashioned characters on pa
per often green with age. No one baa
ever denied the extraordinary musical
facility of Italians, but If the general
musical world knew bow Italian church
music Is performed It would tie very
It is uo wouder that sucb music Is
sometimes bad. But sometimes It is
very good; for there are splendid voices
au.oug the singers and the Maestro
Kenzi. tbe chief organist. Is a man of
real talent as well as of amazing facil
ity. His modernizing Influence Is coun
terbalanced by that of the okl choir
master. Maestro Meluzzi, a first-rate
musician, who would not for bis life
change a hair of the old-fashioned tra
ditions. Yet there are moments, on
certain days, when the effect of the
great old organ, with the rich voices
blending In some good harmony. Is very
solemn and stirring. Tbe outward per
suasive force of religion lies largely in
1U music, and the religions tbat have
no songs make few proselytes. Ceu
When Sovereigns Confer.
Tbe Innumerable banquets which are
offered to the royal persona on every
occasion are exact emblems of the
many valuable and pleasant days
which are, at their Instigation and by
their command, wasted la senseless
formula. Once, when costume was
beautiful, pageantry was so also, and
ceremonial was so also; but now both
are unsightly and grotesque. Two
bearded men in helmets, or caps, kiss
each vot her on a railway footboard;
old ladies In paterproof cloak toddle
through two lines of policemen; a fat
gentleman. In a round bat, with a cigar
In his mouth, walks over a piece of red
carpet, nodding to a bending human
hedge of supple spines; faces beant
Inanely, throngs outside the station
.doer cjieer they know not why, troops
ire massed In readiness, for nowhere
are these personages safe from at
tempts upon their lives; the whole
thing Is unlovely, absurd, anomalous, a
caricature of what was once both In
telligible and respectable, but In which
there Is no longer either prestige or
symbolism. Without dignity In Its ob
ject loyalty la a mere boneless bundle
of wornout robes, and dignity perishes
at tbe scream of the railway whistle.
Oulda In tbe Forum.
Imports Most Japan Teas.
Chicago Is the largest Importing cen
ter of Japan tea in tbe United States.
Up to thU year tbe record was held
by New York. The annual report of
Appraiser Hoyne shows that Chicago
has run ahead of New York. There
were last year, ending with June 30,
275,353 packages of teas Invoiced at tin
port of Chicago, weighing 31,145,593
pounds, or 15,573 tons. In addition to
the direct importation there passed
through the Chicago office over 2,00U,ln,
pounds of teas imported at other places
and sent to Chicago for examination
and classification. The four merchan
dise examiners report 2(1,824 cases ex
nmined, and 2,133 seized and detained
for explanations. There were 844 cases
of cigars imported and 12,685 bales of
obacco. There was a heavy Increase
of Havana tobacco, owing to the de
pletion of Cuban warehouses on ac
count of the Insurrection. There were
781 bales of Sumatra wrappers Import
ed by Chicago dealers. During the yeat
CIS protests against classifications were
made by Importers, and 600 of them aa
wered. Chicago Tribune.
Tbe people who bare seen yon In an
embarrassing situation never die or
mora out of tbo neighborhood.
last and always advertised as a true blood puri
fier, the meat wonderful eures on record are
ssade and the greatest tales aa won by
Be sure to
get Hood s,
Hood's Pills cure all liver ills, biliousness.
It is believed that bees possess an Im
munity against the poisonous effects of
certaiu flowers from which tbey obtain
nectar. But while this may be so. It
Is certain that bees are .not proof
against tbe narcotic and Intoxicating
properties of plants, for they bave fre
quently been seen to fall out of gladi
olus blossoms In a state of helpless in
The Benaea of Inaecta.
With reference to a recent paragraph
(n the Nature and Science column, a
correspondent writes to us that the
brilliant color of a wall paper in bis
house attracted bees, which found tbat
they had been fooled when they tried
to get the honey from tbe flowers pic
tured on the paper. This docs not con
tradict the paragraph referred to, which
enly asserted that the odor Is eveu
more owerfnl than the sense of color
In attracting Insects. Probably1 botr
senses play their part lu the case.
A Ptranne Kxptcaton.
A singular accident, the cause ct
Which Is somewhat obscure, occurred
recently In Brooklyn, New York. Two
men were busy In a steam eugiue fac
tory breaking 'up an old brass "plun
ger" from the water cylinder of a
steamship. The plunger was two feet
long and six Inches In diameter, and
Its walls were five-eighths of an lucli
Ihtck. It was first placed In a red-hot
oven to soften the metal. Then oue of
the men struck It a violent blow with
a sledge hammer. It exploded with a
noise like the discharge of a cannon.
The workmen were so badly mangled
that both were compelled to undergo
amputation, oue losing both legs and
the other oue leg. The accident wis
ascribed to the absorption of moisture
lu the iKires of the brass, and tbe sub
sequent turning of the moisture Into
steam by the sudden beating In the
oven. The blow of the hammer, it was
thought, released the pent-np force of
tlie steam, and thus caused the explo
A New Metal In Hrlek Demand.
Kreuch luventlons frequently call
(uto .use natural products which bad
previously possessed "no practical value.
Ibis is Illustrated by the rare metal,
thorium, discovered by the great chem
ist, Berzellus, early In the present cen
tury. When burned, the metal emits a
l.ght more brilliant than that of burn
ing magucsluin, but until the recent In
vention of Incandescent gasburuers. iu
which the flame Is encased In a metal
lic mantle, no use was discovered for it
Vpou experimenting with various sul
stances It was found tbat the oxide of
thorium, called thorln, makes tbe best
mantle for such burners, and a demand
being thus created for It, the value of
thorla Suddenly sprang from almost
nothing up to $2.r0 per pound. Then a
Bearch began for new sources from
which thoria could be obtained, and
this search Is not yet finished. Orig
inally the new metal was found only In
certain rare minerals In Norway. Re
cently It has beeu discovered that the
mineral "monazlte" contains a liberal
quantity of thorla. and monazito is
found In North Carolina, Canada and
Brazil. Tbe price of thorla Is now
much lower than it was at first, al
though It still commands $15 or $20,
and even more, per pound, the pricf
fluctuating with the supply.
Welcoming: a River. v
In the long coastal desert of Peru,
which Is some 2,000 miles In length, but
only 120 miles broad at its widest part,
tbe rivers, Major A. F. Sears says, dis
appear in tbe dry season and begin to
flow again In February or March when
tain falls in the Cordilleras. One of
the most Important of these rivers is
tbe Plura, tbe return of whose waters
Is welcomed with great rejoicings by
tbe Inhabitants of Its banks. About
tbe time when "tbo coming of the
liver" Is expected, eager inquiries as to
the progress of the water are put to all
ersons who chance to come from the
head of the valley, and when the water
approaches the town of Plura proces
sions go out to meet it, and escort Its
first trickling stream down the dry
river bed with music and fireworks. At
tbe outskirts of the city thousands of
people greet Its arrival. The valley of
the Plura Is said by Major Sears to pro
duce excellent cotton, although Its pos
sibilities In this respect are not well de
veloped for lack of systematic litiga
tion. Once In a period of from five to
seven years rain falls upon the coastal
plain, whereupon, with magic quick
ness, grass and flowers cover It, and
cattle browse In Its pastures, but In a
few weeks everything withers, and des
olation reigns once more upon the bar
Take the First Rank:.
A certain Alabama register In chan
cery takes first rank as a lover of ab
stract Justice. Recently In stating .in
account as master when the evidence
bowed tbat a large quantity of corn
bargained to plaintiff had been lost by
the defendant's agent, whose duty It
was tc deliver It to plaintiff, the Regis
ter anuounccd bis decision as follows:
"While, perhaps, the law and the
evidence are on the side of the plaintiff,
I think it would be unjust tbat tbe de
fendant should lose all this corn. I,
therefore, charge the plaintiff with tbv
Wouldn't you rather take a whipping
than go to a party? And why do you
feeLso badly when you are not Invited?
. OlMMt OmmIImL
Googooly Try one of these cigarettes,
I tniaa tney re oettsr tnan yours.
Booboolv You do! In wbat wavT
Ooogoly Tbey kill slower Roxbur,
Odd, bait Bather" Klos.
Readers will perhaps be amused by a
bit of "society" gossip overheard at
some "function," and reported by tbe
Few York Tribune. Two young ladies
"Fancy what a shock I bad last
week," said vivacious Miss &, whs bad
been visiting In a large Western city;
"and yet It was rather nice, yon know. '
"Tbo people I was stopping with are '
railroad kings always travel In a pri
vate car, step over to Europe with leas
effort than New-xoraers maze in going .
to Brooklyn, and all that.
"Well, tbe day after my arrival tbey '
gave me a tea. and the prettiest girt in '
the room was a red-haired ' creature, '
with a ravishing figure, and a gown
wbicb fitted worlds better than mine. ' I
was Immensely taken with ber, and we '
chatted, and she was Jolly and clever '
and moat fascinating. Finally, aa we ,
were drinking tea together, the butler j
offered me some cake a blow-away,
melt-in-your-mouth concoction of sugar .
and chocolate, utterly delicious. -
"I said at once I bad never tasted
anything so delicate, whereupon th
beauty calmly remarked:
- -I'm glad you like It; I made It.'
"I thought she was Joking.
"'Why, you are not a relation, are
you? I asked.'
" 'No,' she said, with a little Iigh; 1
must have looked bewildered. .'No. I
am a professional cook. I make almost
all tbe fancy desserts and cake for tbe
swell set here.' And It was true.
"She belonged to a poor family, good
enough as to birth, tbe father incapable
of earning much, and as she grew up
It' became necessary to do something.
She liked cooking, and began with this
sugar cake, making It occasionally for
a few friends. When I met ber she waa
on the top round, bad two rooms at the
back of tbe house, with a telephone, an
assistant cook and errand boy, and
bought her flour and sugar and thing!
The remarkable thing was tbat she
remained the Intimate friend of these
rich girls with whom she bad gone to
school, dressed better than a good many
of them, and after making the cakes
and creams for a big reception, would
dress and go and eat her own wares.
" 'It used to sound very droll,' she
said, 'when my hostess would call
through the telephone: "O Betty, dearj
can you send me two quarts of blseuilj
Tortonl for dinner to-morrow night T"
And "Betty, If you are going to the
dance Friday. I'll take you up In tbe
carriage." But, you know. It seemed
rather nice, too.' "
He Was Disappointed.
She opened tbe door to her father's
den. but hesitated on the threshold.
'Well?" he growled Inquiringly. Then,
aa he saw ber indecision, he said In a
more kindly way: "Come In. What's
She entered and stood before bim
ivith downcast eyes and cheeks suf
fused with blushes.
"I have a confession to make." ant'
'Fire away!" he returned cheerily.
bis whole manner having undergone a
change when be aaw she was perturb
ed. "I gueea It's nothing very serious."
'Oh, but It is," she protested; "it's
very serious, indeed. You know Bar
"Well, what about Harold?"
" has been coming to sec me foi
quite a long time," she continued, pay
ing no attention to tbe Interruption,
and lost night "
"Last night he proposed that we we
should run away together, and and
The old gentleman frowned.
"And what did you say?"
"I refused," she replied promptly and
proudly. "I refused absolutely, and told
him that he must go to you and ask
for my hand properly if he wished me
to be his wife."
Tbe old gentleman still frowned.
"I recalled all tbat you said about our
aristocratic ancestry," she went on.
and insisted "
"Um yes," Interrupted the old gen
tleman, musingly, "that's all very pret
ty and very creditable, but far from
business-like. It seems to me you might
bave given your poor old father the
best of It once, and saved him the cost
of a wedding when times are so hard.
If he brings the subject a tin, Just bave.
your bonnet handy so that you can
make a quick trip to Milwaukee aud
let the old man down saay." Chicago
A curiously old-fashioned military
caricature appeared in a recent number
of 1'uncb, and the artist wrote to ex
plain that it bad been drawn, accepted
and paid for 225 years before.
To gmmw tlie syataaa
Effectually. jrt gently, when costive or Mltoua,
or when the blood la lmpare or alaggtoh. to
permanently overcome habitual constipation,
to awaken the kidneys and livar to a healthy
activity, without irrltntlns or weakonlns theaa,
to d la pel headaches, colds or fevers, use Syrup
Mary Keiffer. of Buffalo, N. Y.,
has been eleven years suing the Grand
Trunk Railway for $5,000 for killing
her snn. The case is now before tbe
Supreme Court for the second time.
SKNDTEN CENTS, Silver, for cample box -r.
Bailey's Celebrated Uver Pill. Fifty Fill!
for 26c. Agenn wanted. KxccLaioa chzhicai
Co., Lock Box 608. Rochester, N. Y.
It is figured that the London news
papers take in over $20,000,000 a year
Ever since 18M there have been women (moit
each pear) who claim that there la no KMp hall
aa Ooa, or as economical aa tfODoiaa- r-ieciriu.
There mutt be some truth In tbeir claim. Try
It, see how much. Your grocer haa It.
In the mountains ol Italy there is a
superstition that young, vipers -eat up
Plan's Cure ia a wonderful Cough medicine-
Mux. W. I'i.hket. VanMiclen and Blake Aver.,
Brooklyn, N. V..Oct. 26. '9L
A woman in N'rway, Mich.,
Ok'igtted so hard that she broke oue of
Merit Wlai and that la why Hood' Sarsa
parilla holds the abiding confidence of tbe
public Hood's oarsaparUla la known by the
cares It has made. It la tbo One True Blood
Hoaxl's Pllle cure liver ills constipation.
jaundice, lick headache, biliousness. 25c.
The London census lias been some
what of a disappointment to Eng
land, inasmuch as the rate of growth
lias slightly fallen off in the last live
JlaSllcled with sore eyes oaa Ur. IsaaeThomn-loa'ahTa-wattr.
bruslsu tell at 'Jd. peruoltle
There are patents for scrubbing
brushes and brooms to the numtar of
St. Vltwa' Dance. On bottto Dr. Wnner'a
ensetas enraa. Circa lax, rreaonla. N. I.
Lotta, the actress, is living in abso
lute retirement in northern flew Jer
ey. Though she. is ia ber fiftie i
year, she looks only about forty, ant
is aa eneerful and meirr as aver.
if x acre is no luy-j
v .IIIIIIVIII &
if town I
Bt Bw sr sn
it is simply a clear, pure, honest
soap for laundry and household
use, made by the most approved
processes, and bein-c the best, it
has the largest salo iu the world.
It is made in a twin bar for con
The Twin Bar
TTa will reveal
Tha Twin Benefits :
T, BML.Ua. OrtUrcorfort &
UoatmaHaRiaaaiSta, IfawTerk. X
Man wants but little here below.
As someone said before.
But when he gets it, don't you know.
He wants a little more.
He I fear the worst. She What's
happened, George? "Your father has
paid back that S10 he borrowed." Life.
Muggins Is your son in business?
Buggins He's a contractor. Muggins
What line? Buggins Debts. Phila
Homekeep Ever drink any of these
substitutes for coffee? Dayboard I
haven't drank anything else for seven
years. Cincinnati Enquirer.
Hedges Sappy Is continually falling
off bis wheeL Kose Wbat can you
expect from a fellow who Isn't well
balanced. Philadelphia North Ameri
can. "Summer Is a tough season on us par
ents." "Why so?" "Our daughters
who bave been graduated try to make
us talk grammatically." Chicago Rec
ord. "Fame," said Uncle Eben, "am Jos'
like swlngln' iu er hammick. Hit am
mighty good fun ef somebody doan' cut
de string an' drap yer." Washington
"Does your family sympathize witX
you when you have insoniuiu?" "Yes.
When I can't sleep I sit up all night
and practice on my aceordiou." Chi
Though you may not take vacatioa
On your very slender pny.
There la rest and recreation
In the bores that go away.
Willie Grandpa, tell me a story.
Grandpa Once upon a time, before
people thought of marrying for mon
ey Willie Oh, I don't mean a fairy
Btory. Norrlstown Herald.
"Ellen," said old Borderkeep, "here,
comes them York, folk?. Give the chil
dren a little more snuff an' get 'em ter
sneezin. We've got ter make 'em think
It's cool hero somehow." Judge.
One bitter drop spoils rapture's cup;
When Ice sells by the splinter
We cannot can the hot waves up
To use them In the winter.
"I suppose you're fond of Shnks.
pea re," said one legitimate actor to an
other. "Of course I am." "Then why
In the name of humanity do you insist
on acting his player' Washington
too Raward. BIOO.
The readers of this paper will be pleaaeS to
Mm that there la at least one dreaded dtaeaM
that science haa been able to cure in all iu
lagos. and that Is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh
Cure ia tha only positive cure now known to
the medical fraternity. Catarrh beiiiKacoostl
tuUonal disease, requires a constitutional
treatment. Hall's t 'atarrh Cure Is taken inter
nally, acting directly "upon the blood and mu
eooa sarfaoea of the system, thereby destroy
ing the foundation ot the disease, and iiiv'iig
the patient strenxth by building up the con
stitution nud amlHtinK nature In doing its
work. Tbe proprietors have so much faith In
Ita curative powers that they offer One Hun
dred Dollars for any case that it fnila to cure.
Uend tor list ot teetimoniala. Addresa
F. i. Oh knkt & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold hr OruKKlaU, 75c.
Hall's Family fill are the lest.
Mrs. John M. Clay, who owns the
Henry Clay farm in Kentucky, has
willed $50 to each of the animals on
her farm, to provide for their comfort
in tbeir declining years.
A NY ONE who haa been benefited by the use
of lr. WllllauiV Fink rills, will rec.-lve Inlor
tnatlon ol much value and Interest by wrltiug lo
rink PUla. V. O. box VJjrz. I'hlla.. I a.
Compressed air has beeu success
fully applied to the signals of the
lightship in Vineyard souud, off Cape
Cod. Hitherto tbe tignals have been
blown by steam.
Cure Guaranteed by lR. J. R. MATER, lou
Arch M., I'HILA-.PA. Kaaeatonre.no opera
tion or delay Irom business. Consul tation tree.
J-ndoneroents ol physicians, ladies and promi
nent cltliena. Keud lor circular. Office hours
A M- loSf. U.
Beinald Renault, tbe French scien
tist, bas discovered fossil microbs in
the earliest geological formations.
lira. Wlns.ow's Sooinln Fyrnp for rhllilra
teething, soltetta the rum, reduces lnflamm
Uon. allays paiu. cures wind colic ac a miu
The members of the Boston Aeron
autical Society h ive decided that the
kite is an instrument of value.
FITS stopped tree by oa. Ki.ixir okkat
Kiava RavioREa. No fits alter first day's use
Marrelouscures. Treatise and riOO trial bottle
Itee. lr. Kline. 831 Aich St.. fbila ..
A gallon was originally a pitcher or
jar, regardless of the me.
CAN MAKE MORE MONEY
I B emu afiavk t W a moch . H cn
ef tbem Mo droafhls. Welt her too hot nor too roM
sjasjaassi mosses osi wn rresw. sacii itDiruasi i set arm
Try weK. if you ar nitriaa writ lor rc s.r.
t pteMon to tM to mamwr ihui.
What is Home Without
. -- von noticed ths
pipe? teIf Hveu playing the
the cause-has he tutu i '
races or getting euSaSed?-lnaiaua?ou.
Just bke our hopes,
Which oft vanish la vapoj.
Xrw the candidate' promisssi
Strong on paper.
-Philadelphia North American.
Salvation Army Apoatle-K yea
.wear at those horses, my good man.
S never go to heaven. Teaaut.r
humblvV-I know U. mum: but If X
Ion I'll never get to Tonaw.nd.
Buffalo Times. - . .
Mechanic-"! have Just been married
and would like a raise In my
Employer-'! am sorry, but tbe com
pany Is only responsible ceMeaU
that happen to the men while la the
WigKip-"There's one good thing
about Hicks. He Is always willing to
admit It when he Is in the wrong.
Waggles-"I don't think It Is a good
thing! It doesn't seem to trouble him
a bit" Somervllle Journal.
I summered on the Jersey coast.
And I am puwied stilL
As twixt the akeetera and hotels.
Which has the longest bilL
Louisville Truth. -
"It seems to me, Blr. Stlllson. that
your new bouse is lacking in a Judicious
use of fretwork." "Well, my wife will
fill tbat dellclency Just as soon as she
gets her eye on those measly closets."
Clevelaud Plain Dealer.
He "I am going to pay you the
highest compliment a man can pay A
woman." She "This Is so sudden."
He"I know It, but I came away with
out my pocketbook can you lend me a
dollar until to-morrow?" New York
"And how la your papa, Eddie?"
Tapa is feeling ever bo much better
to-day." "I suppose It's the change In
tbe weather?" "No, ma'am, 'taint the
weather. Mamma has decided to start
for the seaside to-morrow." Cleve
land Putin Dealer.
"No," said Dismal Dawson, In answet
to his benefactor's question, "hard
times Is not the best for our business.
Nor yet good times. Tbe times that
suits me best Is about medium when
the work ain't too plenty, nor money
too scarce.'" Indianapolis Journal.
A little 4-year-old occupied an upper
berth In the sleeping-car. Awakening
once in the middle of the night his
mother asked him If he knew where he
was. "Tourse I do," he replied. "I'm
lu the top drawer." Youth's Com pa 0
MY SICK SISTERS.
' " I want to tell you what Lydia B.'
Pinkbam's Vegetable Compound has
done for me. For twenty years I had
suffered with loss of appetite, nausea.
the heart, head-
pains in nearly ,
of my body,
fcii ian said it
help me any. I
use of the ,
Lvdia K. l'ink JLmmJL. ' ham's
Vegetable Compound. I have taken
four bottles, aud now those troubles
"I cannot praise it enough, and our
druggist says the medicine is doing a
world of good among his customers."
I'.ki.i.k S. Tuoursox, New Bedford,
IVrfoi-Cy tastelt-, elegantly coated, purse,
leKiiltite, purilv. cleanse and strengthen. KD
VVAV'S l-Il.l.s for Hie cure of all disorders of tbe
Moiiiarb, Hmvels. Kidn.ya. bladder. Nervous
I israscs. Dizziness Vertigo. CostlvenesB, Flies,
All Disorders of the Liver
Observe the following; symp oms, resulting
from diseases of the digestive organs: Coostlps
lion, inward piles, lullnesa of lilood in the bead,
aeldltv ol Hie MomuL'h, nausea, hearlburu. dla
ciislof ftxal, tulluesa of weight ol tbe stomach,
sour eructations. Hnkitig or fluttering of lbs
heart, choking or Millocsilng sensations when la
a Ivliia iHMture, diuineas of vision dotaor webs
l.eioie the alelit. l. ver and dull palu In the head,
delieleney of perspiration, yellowness of the skin
aud even, pain iu the side, i-liest. Him, and sud
den flu-dies of heat, burniiiK lu tbe flesh.
A lew doses of liAUWAVS 11.1.3 will Ires the
system t l all of the above named disorders.
Trice 25 eta. a box. Sold by druggists or sent
Send to OK. It A I) WAV CO., lock bo Sao,
New York, for txaik ol Advice.
lairi I Drilling Maclta
VwCLL for any W
l.itfe lmwrffiT(mtfife All M ftT Mftkafii
LOO MIS V HTYIWAH. Tiffin. Qhla,
CARPLES' CORN CREAM.
Guaranteed to remove C. rna tn 2 applications.
No pain, perfectly harmless. All Druggists,
lnc per box. or sent bv mail on receipt of price.
CAKI-LKS' A CO.. ItU and lot Fulton St. N. X.
TEI.I.S YOUR FORTUNE, with plctureof yout
future liust.and or wife. !-eiid 10c, date of blr lav
AS'l KOLOOtK. Box 177, Boston, Mass.
FOR FIFTY YEARS I
haa hewn used by Mil
lllllejaa ef Hstksfa
rhlle Teething tot owwt
isa the efalld. aoftaaa ta)
Tor tnsir cmiarea w
Fifty Yeu-s. It trotht
eums. altars a: . a Id.
ia the bast rwmeu for dlarawgua.
Tweatr-uve Cent a at M arras, i
CflUU nm? ala lMMax'awas'ea?
hrl ctisis h(1 ali us?
WHIM ALL USE laltS. I
tiyrup. TaalesOood. Usa I
Hold pt dmialsts.
IN THE NORTH
IN THE MIDDLE SOUTH.
NrthTn farro and twit ma mmtiy nm tM &
iui is mm arrr. riraij bi i
wtinkt jii.t richt. Kurtbern frmtn ra ou:
;auuttiiei aua ui lis quMttru joa
the Cosier 'Tia.1
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