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V.'HZN I HAVE TIME.
tTliea I hrtve time. so many things m do
To make life happier eod more fair
For those whose live are crowded oow
I'll help to lift them from their lew de
Wbn I hare time.
When I hare time, the friend I lore a
Shall know n mora these wear, toiling
IH lead her feet la pleasant paths always.
And cheer her heart with words of sweet,
When I hare time.
When yon hare timet The friend yon
hujd so dear
May be beyond the reach of all your
May never know that yon a kindly meant
To fill her life with sweet content.
When yon had time, i
Now la the timet Ah, friend, a longer
To scatter loving smiles and words of
To those aronnd whoa Uvea M mow so
They may not meet yon la the
Now la the time.
"But. nnele, I lor my cotin."
"Give her to me!"
"Don't bother me!"
"It will be my death r
"Nonsense! Too'll console yourself
with tome other girl."
My uncle, whose back had beea to
ward me, whirled around, hla face was
red to bursting, and brought hla closed
flat down upon the counter with a heavy
"Xeverl he cried; "never! Do you
bear what I say7'
And a I looked at him beseechingly
and with Joined hands be went on:
A pretty husband you look like!
Without a sou and dreaming of going
fntA hnnlwlrMnlnpf A n 1 rimj T aholllrt
' make of It by giving you my daughter!
It'a no use your insisting. You know
that when I bare aald 'No nothing ua
der the sun can make me say 'Tea!' "
I ceased to make any further appeal.
I knew my uncle about as headstrong
an old fellow aa could be found In a
day'a search. I contented myself with
giving rent to a deep sigh, and then
went on with the furbishing of a big
double-handed sword, rusty from point
This memorable conversation took
place. In fact. In the shop of my ma
ternal uncle, a well-known dealer in an
tiquities and objeta d'art, 53 Rue des
Claquettes, at tbe sign of the "Maltese
Cross" a perfect museum of curiosi
ties. The walls were hung with Marseilles
and old Rouen china, facing aoclent
cuirasses, sabers and muskets and pic
ture frames; below tbese were arranged
old cabinets, coffers of all sorts aud
statues of saints, one-armed or one
legged for the most part and dilapidat
ed as to their gliding; then, here and
there, la glass cases, hermetically clos
ed and locked, there were knlckknacks
la Infinite variety lachrymatories, tiny
Urns, rings, precious atones, fragments
of marble, bracelets, crosses, neck
laces, medals and miniature Ivory stat
uettes, tbe yellow tints of which In the
un took momentarily a flashlike trans
parency. Time oat of mind the shop had be
longed to the Coduberts. It passed reg
ularly from father to son, and my un
clehis neighbors said could not but
be the possessor of a nice little fortune,
field In esteem by all, a municipal coun
cillor, impressed by the Importance and
gravity of his office, short, fat, highly
choleric and headstrong, but at bottom j
not In tbe least degree an unkind sort
of man such was my uncle Corubert,
my only living male relative, who as
soon as I left school bad elevated me tc
the dignity of chief and only clerk and
shopman of the "Maltese Cross."
But my uncle was not only a dealer i
In antiquities and a municipal council
lor, be was yet more, and above all,
tbe father of my cousin Rose, with
whom I was naturally In love.
To come back to the point at which I
Without paying any attention to the
Ighs which exhaled from my bosom
while scourlug the rust from my long,
two-banded sword, my uncle, magni
fying gists in hand, was engaged In the
examination of a lot of medals which
be bad purchased that morning. Sud
denly be raised his bead; 6 o'clock was
"The council !" he cried. j
When my uncle pronounced that an-j
gust word It made a mouthful; for a ;
pin he would hare saluted It barebead- j
d. But this time, after a moment's j
consideration, he tapped his forehead I
and added, In a tone of supreme relief: !
"No, the sirtlDs does not take placs
before to-morrow and I am forzettlna
that I have to go to the railway station
to get tbe consignment of which I was '
advised this morning."
Rising from his seat and lying down ,
his glass, he called out: i
"Rose, give me my cane and hat!" (
Then, turning toward me, be added, ;
In a lower tone and speaking very i
"As to you don't forget our conver- j
nation. If you think you can make me j
say 'Yes,' try it! but don't think you'll '
succeed. Meaawhlle, not a word to
Rose, or, by SL Barthelemy, my patron 1
of happy memory, I'll instantly kick ;
you out of doors T' j
At that moment Rose appeared with '
my uncle's cane and hat, which she
handed to him. He kissed her on the
rorebead; then, giving me a last but
eloquent look, hurried from the ahop,
i went ou scouring my double-handed
sword. Rose came quietly toward me.
"What is the matter with my fath
er?" she asted. "He seems to be an
gry with you."
I looked at her her eyes were so
black, her look so kind, her mouth sc
rosy and her teeth so whit that I told
her all my love, my suit to her father
and his rough refusal. I could not help
It after all. It was his fault. He was
not there; I determined to brave his an
ger. Besides, there is nobody like timid
persons for displaying couregs under
My cousin said nothing; she only held
down her eyes while her cheeks were j
cs red as those of cherries la May.
I checked myself.
"Are you angry with meT I aeltted
tremblingly. "Are you angry with me,
She held out to me her hand. On that,
my heart seething with audacity, my
h"'1 on flr. I cried:
"Eose I swear ltt I win be yoar
huauaiidl" And m she shook her head
and looked at me sadly I added: "Oh,
I well know that my uncls 1 self-willed,
but I will be more self-willed still;
and, sjnet most be forced w ear
es I will force tim to say l-
"But howl" asked Ecee.
Ah! how? Tbct was exactly rte dlf
Acuity. But. no matter: 1 wou-d tad
a way to surmount it.
At that moment a beavy step resound
ed In the street. Instinctively we mov
ed away from each other; 1 returned to
my double-banded sword and Rose, to
keep herself In countenance, set to
dusting with a corner of her apron a
little statuette In Its faded red velvet
My uncle entered. Surprised at find
ing us together, he stopped short and
looked sharply from one to the other.
Wo each of us went on rubbing with
out raising our beads.
"Here, take this," said my uncle,
handing me a bulky parcel from under
his arm. "A splendid purchase, you'll
Tbe subject did not Interest me In tbe
I opened tbe parcel and from the en
veloping paper emerged a steel helmet
bat not an ordinary helmet, oh, no
superb, a monumental morion, with
gorget and pointed visor of strange
form. The visor was raised and I tried
to discover what prevented It from be
"It will not go down the binges have
cot out of order," said my uncle, "but
It's a superb piece, and when it has
been thoroughly cleaned and touched
up will look well that shall be your
"Very good, uncle." I murmured, not
daring to raise my eyes to bis.
That night, on returning to my room,
I at once went to bed. I was eager to
be alone and able to think at my ease.
Night brings counsel. It is said, and I
bad great need that the proverb should
prove true. But after lying awake
for an hour without receiving any as
sistance I fell to sleep and till next
morning did nothing but dream the odd
est dreams. 1 saw Rose on her way to
church In a strange bridal costume, a
fourteenth century cap three feet high
on her head, but looking prettier than
ever. Then suddenly the scene chang
ed to moonlight. In which innumerable
helmets and pieces of old china were
dancing a wild farandole, while my
uncle, clad In complete armor and with
a formidable halberd In his band, con
ducted tbe bewildering whirl.
The next day ah! the next day! I
was no nearer. In vain, with clenched
teeth. I scoured tbe Immense helmet
brought by my uncle the previous even
ingscoured It with such fury as al
most to break the Iron; not an Idea
came to me. Tbe helmet shone like a
sun.- My uncle sat stnokln? his pipe
tuid watching me, but I could think of
nothing of no way of forcing him to
glre me bis daughter.
At 3 o'clock Rose went Into tbe coun
try, whence she was not to return until
dinner time. In the evening. On the
threshold she could only make a sign
to me with her band; my uncle had not
left us alone for a single Instant. He
was not easy in his mind: I could see
that by his face. No doubt he had not
forgotten our conversation of tbe previ
1 went on rubbing at my helmet.
"You have made It quite bright
enough put It down," said my uncle.
1 put It down.
The storm was gath-!
erlng; I could not do better than allow
It to blow over.
But suddenly, as If overtaken by a
strange fancy, my uncle took up tbe
enormous morion and turned and ex
amined it on all sides.
"A handsome piece of armor, there
Is no doubt about it; but it must have
weighed pretty heavily on its wearer's
shoulders." be muttered; and, urged by
I know not what demon, he clapped
it on his head and latched the gorget
piece about his neck.
Struck almost speechless, I watched
what he was doing thinking only how
ugly he looked.
Suddenly there was a sharp sound
as If a spring had snapped and crack!
down fell the visor; and there was
my uncle, with bis head In an iron cage,
gesticulating and swearing like a pa
gan. I could contalu myself no longer, and
burst Into a roar of laughter; for my
uncle, stumpy, fat and rubicund, pre
sented an irresistibly comic appear
ance. Threateningly be came toward me.
"Tbe binges! the hinges, fool!" he
I could not see his face, but I felt that
It waa red to bursting.
"When you have dona laughing,
Idiot V he cried.
But the helmet swayed so oddly on bis
shoulders, his voice came from out It In
such strange tones, that the more he
gesticulated, the more be yelled and
threatened me, tbe louder I laughed.
At that moment the clock of tbe Hotel
de Vllle striking 5 o'clock was beard.
"The municipal council!" murmured
my uncle. In a stifled voice. "Quick,
help me off with this beast of a ma
chine! We'll settle our business after
ward!" But, suddenly likewise, an Idea a
wild, extraordinary idea came into my
bead; but then, whoever is madder
than a lover? Besides, I had no choice
"Xo!" I replied.
My ancle fell back two paces In ter
rorand again the enormous helmet
wabbled on hia shoulders.
"Xo," I repeated firmly; "I'll not help
you out unless you give me the band of
my cousin Rose!"
From the depths of the strangely
elongated visor came, not an angry ex
clamation, but a veritable roar. I had ;
"done It." I bad burned my ships. I
"If you do not consent to do what 1 1
ask of you," I added, "not only will 1 1
not help you off with your helmet, but j
I will call In all your neighbors, and ;
then go and find the municipal court-j
"You'll end your days on the scaf- t
fold!" cried my uncle.
"The hand of Rose!" I repeated. "You
told me that It would only be by force '
that you would be made to say yes' I
say It, or I will call In the neighbors."
The clock was still striking; my uncle !
raised his arms as if to curse me.
"Decide at once," I cried, "somebody
"Well, thenyes!" murmured my no-:
tie. "But make haste!"
"On your word of honor?"
"On my word of honor."
The visor gave way, tbe gorge plec
also, and my uncle's head Issued from
durance, red as a poppy.
Just In time. The chemist at the cor
ner, a colie&gue in the municipal coun
cil, entered the shop.
"Are you coming?" he asked; "they
will be beginning the business without
"I'm coming," replied my uncle.
And, without looking at me, he took
tip his hat and cane and hurried out.
Tbe next moment all my hopes had
vanished. My uncle would surely not
At dinner time I took my place et ta
bu on his right hand, In low spirits, ate
iltr'.e and said nothing.
"It will coiaa with the dessert,"
Rose looked at me. and I avolflet
meeting her eyes. As I had expected
the dessert over, my uncle lit bis pipe,
raised his head and then
Rose went to him.
"Do you know what that fellow then
asked me to do yesterday?"
I trembled like a leaf and Rose die
"To give him your hand," be added.
"Do you love bun?"
Rce cast down her eyes.
"Very well," continued my uncle, "on
this side the case Is complete. Com
"Here lam, uncle." and. In a whisper.
I sdded quickly, "Forgive me!"
He burst into a hearty laugh.
"Marry her, then, donkey since yon
love her and I give her to your
"Ah! dear papa!"
And Rose and I threw ourselves Into
"Very good! very good!" he cried, wip
ing his eyes. "Be happy; that'a all I
And, In turn, he whispered In my ear;
"I should have given her to yon, all
the same, yon big goose; but keep the
story of the helmet between ns two!"
I give my word that I have never told
It but to Rose, my dear little wife. And
If ever you pass along the Rue des Cla
quettes, S, at the place of honor In the
old shop, I'll show you my uncle's heV
met, which we would never sell.-
Closing Boars la Londob.
Mr. Albert Larking, assistant secre
tary of the Early Closing Association,
writes that traders to whom legislation
In this matter Is distasteful are mainly
responsible for the introduction of any
bill to redux-e the long hours of shop
assistants generally, through their un
willingness to fall In with the volun
tary proposals made to them from time
to time. Mr. lurking gives a number
of examples of this kind of opposition.
rtnd adds: "One would have thought a
tj o'clock closing on four nights of the
week perfectly reasonable, but In all
parts of London our efforts to secure
even this reasonable hour In place of
9:30 and 10 o'clock have failed. That
our legislative policy Is generally ap
proved Is evidenced by tbe steady in
crease yenr after year of our Income
from employers and assistants, tbe in
crease for the first seven months of this
year alone Iteing no less than 330.
While waiting for leg'.slatlon, however.
which we are certain will come, we
have not abandoned our voluntary
work, and It U hoped that when ws
opeu our autumn aud winter campaign
on the retutn of our secretary (from
his enforced absence through 111 health)
we may receive a more ready co-operation
from the Loudon traders to se
cure some reasonable Improvement In
the present late hour of closing. One
of the sad sights of London at the pres
ent time Is to see shops of every thor
oughfare crowded with well-dressed
women, who ought to know better, as
late as 9 o'clock at night, and who
could, with a little self-sacrlflee, ahop
earlier, and thus help to make the lives
of the overworked shop assistants a
little brighter and happier. We despair,
however, of thoughtless women ever
elving up their cruel and bad habit of
late shopplDg until compelled to do so
by finding the shop doors closed against
them at S o'clock." London Telegraph,
A correspondent inquires on what
authority the Youth's Companion re
cently spoke of Indian corn as not a
native of North America.
Indian corn is one of tbe plants the
origin of which is unknown. Many
botanists have believed that it came
from the East, but the weight of pres
ent opinion Is opposed to that view.
Alpbonse de Candolle, in his work on
"The Origin of Cultivated Plants," con
cludes that maize probably originated
somewhere between Mexico and Peru,
perhaps In Granada. The writer of tbe
article "Maize" in the "Encyclopedia
Britannlca" says that the plant "is
most probably Indigenous to tropical
America." Neither Candolle nor the
Britannica Intimates that any one has
ever suspected Indian corn of being a
native of tbe United States.
Tbe Companion's reference to the
natter was In connection with the ques
tion of a national flower, and It would
have been sufficient for tbe writer's
purpose to aay that Indian corn was
not a native of the United States. That,
Indeed, was what he really had lu
mind. lie used the words North Amer
ica as It is the custom of botanists and
zoologists to use them, meaning tbe
North American continent north of
Mexico. See, for example, Gray's
"Synoptical Flora of North America"
and tbe American Ornithologists' Un
ion's "Check List of North American
Birds," neither of which Includes MexV
Lutnpty Miss Goldle, suppose a man
about my size and age should ask you
to marry him
Miss Goldie Gracious, Mr. Lumptyl
Do please Introduce me to the man.-
Philadelphia North American.
"Don't you get awfully tired doln
nothing all the time?" asked the young
man who thought himself Interested in
"Mister," answered Perry PatetOc,
"I git so tired doin' nothln' that I can'l
to nothin' else." Cincinnati Enquires i
"Well, father," exclaimed the prod
igal eon, as he made his appearance
again at the family fireside, "are yon
ready to kill the fatted calf?"
"No," replied the old man grimly, "J :
think I'll let you live." Exchange.
Saved by Plan.
"Be mine," he urged.
"N'lt," she answered.
Crushed utterly In bis fondest hope,
he would have left- her forever had
she not relented.
"I mean no," she faltered.
He was thereupon transported with
Joy and gathered her to his bosom.-
HeThere is one thing I like about
you, MUs Daisy.
Miss Daisy And what Is that?
He My arm. Tit-Bits.
A Hospital's Growth.
The Milwaukee Lutheran hospital In
ISC3 began with $200. Now Its proper
ty is worth $223,000.
There are two things men don't en
Joy kissing a girl through her veil, or
the visits of kin.
People are very lenient with ectvn
tricity until It takes the form of long
Carrie . aourfcm
meat to every .-.
(tan, nerve muselt
nd tissue In your body. Those who are
afflicted with wasting diseases, scrorula, salt
rhem. rheumatism, neoralf la. are tbe victims
of Impure and impoverished blood.. To be
well your blood
Must Be Pure
The great popularity of Hood's Ssrsapsrilla
is dut to Its power to mske 'be blood rich and
I nre. It oures a great variety of diseases by
Its bloc 4 purifying and blood enriching quali
ties snd thus It builds np the whole system.
"I have been taking Hood's BaraaparlUa for
eatanb of tbe throat, and It baa helped tbla
trouble and given me a good appetite. I ree
Mnmend Hnod's 8eraapar!lla to all my friends
as an excellent medicine." J. C Ivusu,
Ad Heoo, Ohio. Remember
J the best in fact the One Trae Blood Parlfle-.
Hnni1' Pill eay to buy. easy to take.
IIUUU r 1119 easy to operate. S6c
OUR BOYS AND GIRLS
THIS IS THEIR DEPARTMENT OF
QnaJnt Bayiaes ead Cats Dotage ef tbe
Little Folks Everywhere, Gathered
and Printed Here for All Other US
tie Uses te Bead
How the Monkey Woa.
A race was proposed between a mon
tey and foxhound. As the hound claim
ed tbe selection of the ground, the
monkey stipulated that any method of
arriving at the goal should be deemed
"This," said the monkey, "Is neces
sary, as It is well known that I cannot
maintain one steady gait, like a dog."
The judges said that the monkey
should be allowed hit way, and that
any method of arriving at the end of
li.e race should be allowed. When all
was ready, and the signal given, the
monkey sprung nimbly upon the dog's i
hack, clasping him tightly around the.
uei.-s, at the same time spurring him on.
When near the end of tbe racing ground
Hits- monkey suddenly Jumped to the '
ground, and with one bound reached
the goal and won tbe price. Wit often
Is more than a match for muscle.
A ITnalneea Kooater.
Boh" is a rooster which drums up
trale for his owner. He belongs to
a Sun Francisco poultry dealer, and
besides being a business bird Is a great
fUhter. He will attack a man, horse, i
iiog or cat with equnl disregard of the .
odds against him, and be Is particular-
ly combative when a stray dog hap-,
pens akug. j
Bob came to his master with a num
ber of other chickens to be sold, but!
there was something about Bob which j
attracted the poultry dealer and he
bob at none.
was spared. One day when the door
of his coop had been left open acci
dentally Kob walked out
Instead of trying to escape he walk-;
ed calmly down the aisles of the mar-)
koL stot)iin!T pverv few fppt to nrour !
lustily. A dog came along, and Bob
at once attacked him, and to the great
delight of the market men drove him
Then Bob returned to his coop, and.
Jumping up on top of It, flapped bis
wings and crowed again and again.
From that moment he has been per
mitted to go and do as he pleases.
When business Is dull Bob steps out
dii the sidewalk and attracts attention
to his master's stall by crowing at the
top of his voice.
But tbe cleverest thing Bob does la
to take one of his master's cards In his
beak and strut up and down the mar
bet with It. In this way he draws
many customers to his owner, for
scores of people follow Bob out of purs
A Maelc Letter.
Did you ever think what a strange let
tor S is? It Is a serpent In disguise.
Listen you can her it hiss. It la the
wizard of the alphabet. It gives pos
session and multiplies Indefinitely by
Its touch. It changes a tree Into trees
and a house Into houses. Sometimes
It Is very spiteful and will change a pet
Into a pest, a pear Into a spear, a word
Into a sword and laughter Into slaugh
ter, and It will make hot shot at any
Fanners have to watch It closely. It 1
will make scorn of his corn and reduce '
every peck to a speck. Sometimes he ,
finds It useful. If he needs more room
for his stock It will change a table Into
a stable for him, and If he Is abort of
hay he can set out a row of tacks. It
will turn them Into stacks. He must be
careful, however, not to let his nails
lie around loose. The serpent's breath
will turn them into snails. If be wishes
to use an engine about bis farm work
he need not buy any coal or have water
to run it. Let the serpent glide before
bi3 horses. The team will torn to
If ever you get hurt call the serpent
to your aid. Instantly your pain will
be in Spain. Be sure to take It with you
the next time you climb a mountain if
ycu desire to witness a marvel. It will
make the peak speak. Bnt don't let It
come around while yon are reading
now. It will make this tale stale.
How the Pis Got tbe Please.
tonce lived on a farm In the west era
part of Illinois. My father owned a
great many fruit trees, bnt the finest
fruit on tbe farm grew on a plum tree
which stood. In the center of a small
meadow, in which a few of the hogs
were wont to run. There were a few
other trees In the meadow, and alto
gether it made a very nice place to be
In on a warm day.
One morning when the plums were
it their beet my mother gave me a
small basket and asked me to go dowa
to the tree and fill It The tree waa
Ua4ed with the bright ref plums, and
1 soon filled my basket, and then sat
down on the grass under a large ahady
tree to eat some of tbe delicious fruit.
Scon I beard a gruff "Ugh! ugh!" fol
lowed by the falling of a perfect shower
of plums from the tree. Quickly turn
ing, I saw six large hogs standing un
der the tree quietly munching the fruit
and cracking the pits between their
Having consumed all the plums on
the ground, one old hog that seemed
to be the leader went up to the tree, and
giving another "Ugh! ugh!" rubbed hla
body against the trunk of the tree, and
shook down another supply.
I watched this performance for some
time, and then Informed my father
about It. It la needless to say the pigs
were promptly turned out of the
meadow. Chicago Record.
Black-and-tan dogs are not expected
to earn their own living, any more
than dolls and other such pets; but
the Indianapolis Sentinel reports an
Interesting exception to the rule. As
the story goes, the mistress of the dog
Is also a keeper of hens. One of these
was aittlng upon a "clutch" of thir
teen eggs, and Don, the black-and-tan.
soon bacame very curious to know
why she stayed in the barn so closely.
Tbe dog, as It appears, had formerly
been given to teasing tbe hen, snatch
ing her food away from her. and other
wise making himself a torment; but
this Intercourse had gradually turned
Into friendship, and tbe two would
sometimes be seen lying and squat
ting side by side In the sun, on a bit of
carpet in the back porch.
During the three weeks that the hen
sat on her eggs, Don used to pay daily
visits to the barn, and sometimes
would stay with ber by the half-hour.
Then the chicks came out of their
sheila. Don was Intensely Interested.
All day long he scarcely left the barn.
The next morning, when the hen step
ped off the nest and with a cluck call
ed her brood after her, Don followed.
The ben fell to scratching, and the
fluffy chicks darted hither and thith
er, picking up tbe tidbits which the
mother had uncovered.
"Good"' said Don to himself; "I can
help In this business," and to the ter
ror of the chickens he ran In among
them and began turning up the soil at
a lively rate. Then he sat down and
The mother ben called back the
chicks to the newly scratched earth,
and soon they picked It clean. Then
the dog took another turn. And so
the good work proceeded, to the great
delight of all the parties.
SILK NEABLY THIBTY YEARS.
BUJIXfAWT SEKVICK 13C THE WAB
FOLLOWKO BY PROLONGED
Ulch rrlvate Urtcae firings Ills War.
Iiibs Valor lata s Lire and Death
Combat U gpaske of His
Scrasalce Since the War.
From th Tribunt, BbrnellsciJle, A'. T.
There Is no man In Oneida County, Kw
fork, who stands blghnr In the community
than Mr. William II. Bnggs, a wea tbv
fannor, and msldeut of Bridgewater, and a
prominent member of the Q. A. R. Ills
statement will not be news to his friends, as
tbt-y all know whereof he writes, but It is
oommi-n led to the consideration of the pub
11a, Mr. Briiren writes as follows:
"It gives me great pleasure and satl.fao
tlon to b atilo to give honor where honor is
due, and to thnt end I make this eertillcats,
hoping it may be the means of others heinj
benefited as I have been.
"I am a farmer residing nearBridKewater,
Oneida County, Mew York; my name is
'William H. Brings, and I am 66 years old.
I a:a an old soldier, and mcmlier of the
Q. A. B., having served as Mk& private In
Co A 1-4 Now Xork Anlll -ry, duriuir the
whole tour Venn of the Rebellion. Thouph
not a pensiouer, an 1 never an appllcaut for
pension. I contracted through malarial ell
mate, disease of liver and stomaub, from
which 1 sutr-red continuonslr, iu various
form. In 1S33 I had the juuudice, and it
continued for year?, to a Rre&ter or lesser
debtee. I never wns free from dyspepsia,
fcrnl palpitation or the heart, and su ff ore!
from uervom dVblli'y to such an extent
that I could neither rest by nigQt nor work
Dy day. Night after night 1 walked the
floor tormented bv Vague fears, which 1
knew were purely Imaginary, and yet I
eould not skaka them off. 1 came home In
June, 13CS, and from then until 1891 I was
constantly attended by physioians, having
employed three at different times during
that period. These good doolors gave me
eeaaaioaally temporary relief, but the good
effects of tbeir treatment quickly disap
peared, and left me more despondent and
"I did not bf 1 eve in giving up, and was
about toend to Dtica for another physi
cian, when Mr. H. Si-ifert, tbe blacksmith
who attends to my horses, recommended me
to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, as he assured
Be they bad done wonderful things for him.
I bad read of these pills before and felt
somewhat Inclined to try tnetr., before Set
ter! spoke of them, but his recommendation
settled the matter, and I became Dr. Will
lama' pat lent. I took Pick Pills steadily un
til I have consumed four boxes, growing
better and better every day, my liver work
ing freely, my kidneys actlna; normally. My
heart no longer troubled me, and I eould di
gest my food. All thai water brash, heart
burn, bunting In tne bead, as if there were a
great empty space In my cranium, disap
peared, and life began to be worth living,
whtch it ba 1 not been sinee my army ser
vice. I was eared in less than one year
from the time I began to take Pink Pills in
1894. and have been in fair health ever
since. Of course, I have to be careful, as 1
sully eatoh eold, and it is apt to settle lu
my right slde,.but a dose or two of the Pink
Pills soon set me to rights again, and I shall
never be without them, naiuss something
Very unforeseen occurs.
"I do not want It understood that t am
easting any stress against those who are pen
sioners. If 1 were needy 1 should certainly
ask for what I am entitled to, bnt being am
ply provided with this world's goods, I lo
not require It. My old comrades can testify
that 1 bave holped many a one of them to
get a pension.
"The above statement Is true In every par
ticular, I certify on honor.
"(Slimed) Wat. H. Bkioos."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain, in con
densed form, ail the elements necessary to
give new life aud richness to tbe blood and
restore shattered nerves. They are also a
specific for troubles peculiar to females,
such as suppressions. Irregularities and all
forma of wraknem. In men they effect a
radical cure in all cases arising from men
tal worry, overwork or excesses of what
ever nature. Pink Pills are sold in boxes
(never In loose bulk) at 60 cents a box or six
boxes for 4X50, and may be bad of all drug
glxts, or direct by mail from Dr. Williams'
Medicine Company, Schenectady, N. X.
'Whittler's Large Fortune.
Whlttler left 1250,000, though for hla
earlier poems he received nothing.
Lowell, on the other hand, published
his first poems at bis own expense, and
to the end his income from them was
small; and it was only in the closing ten
or fifteen years of his life that Brown
ing, who bad a similar experience with
hla first volume, received anything from
Hungry HIgglns What are you read
Weary Watkins Marklts.
"What's de quotations ou sbirtVn
"Unchanged.'' Indianapolis Journal.
Cbollle Say, barber, are you shaving
Barber (wearily, very wearily) Tea,
air, I anv Texas Sifting.
Tvs lost my penknlfaT
"On, yonll find It again."
"No, never; I dropped It among the
nepers on my desk." New Xork World.
iJ Flowers lore the Sunlight
rS3 and always turn to it. The
modern housewife learns to
and always turns to it to
help her out on "wash day"
or any other day when she
needs a pure, honest soap
which cleanses everything
it touches and doesn't in
jure anything, either fab
rie or bands.
Gettlnsr Bis tad la Trouble.
Georgle Say, ma; typewriting aln'
like handwriting. Is It?
Gt-orgle's Mamma No, Georgia. Why
do you ask?
Georgie 'Cause I heard papa down to
his office say to the typewriter girl:
"What a bountiful hand!" Cleveland
French Army Museum.
Gen. Billot, the French Minister of
War, has Jast fuuuded an Army Mu
seum, to ba situated in the Hotel des
Invalldes, Paris, and to contain an his
torical collection of arms, flags and pic
tures dating back to the sixteenth cen
tury, when tbe first regular army was
established in Franca. ,
Feed the erves upou pur rl.-n bl od and
you wilt not be cervonv rurc b: o t comes by
taking Hoo l'i Sar aparlila wbica thus tne
grestdst acd but nerve tonic
Rood's Pills cure nausea, sick headache, In
digestion, biliousness. All druggists. .5 -.
A despatch from Lowell Observa
tory, Flagstaff, Arizona, antioiuicfs
that the pilar snow of Mara has been
observed in latitude 75, longitude 36,
about two degrees in diameter.
FITS stopped tree and permanently eured. No
fit. alter flirt duy i use of Ua. Kusc's Great
N'EkVK KtSTOREa. Fre SJ trl&l bottle and treat
ise, tcnl -o lr. Kline. 931 Aich ft.. Fnlla, fa.
A parly of four, under tbe direc
tion of Mr. T. A. Mobley. will start
from Lacotnb, Alberta, to explore
northern Canada f r ;ni Edmonton to
the Arctic Sea. The trip ia to occupy
We oiTer One Hundred Dollars Reward fot
any ca of Catarrh tuat cannot be cured by
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
. , f J. CHCifKT A Co., Toledo, O. '
VVe. the nnders-irneu. bava known kJ.n.
Tisy for tue istt 15 years, and believe bim par.
fu'tly honorable in all bu-inena transarttons
and financially able to carry out any obliga
tion mule by their firm.
iw at ibuax, w aoieaau Druggists, Toledo,
Vjuuiso, Eim.ha.v & Marvis, WhoUeals
Urujirtsts, Toledo, Ohio.
Kail's Catarrh Curs ix taken Internally, act
ing directly upon the blood and uiucout sur
faces t tbe .yiUin. 'ioiliuiunia1 sent free,
rrice, 7'o. per l)ltij. Hnd by ail LlniKk'ista.
nail's F.iui,Iy J'iils are the best.
The tiJ.tl waves that wrought such
destruction ia Japan are s. ;a to
Hare traveled at the rate of 500 miles
a i hour.
t'n. Vi throw's fcootmn? tfyrun for chtldrsi
ttethlnit. toliens ihs kuiih, leducea lulsinini
tHru. allay, pam. t urei wmi eulia. Ma a mw
Robber blew open tbe safe in the
ban' at Cassville, Mo., and a c neider
uLli) sum of money was secured.
Cascsts stimulate liver, k'dneyssnd bow
1. javmr sioken, weaken or gripe. lUo.
Tbaokery Among Friends.
One of the prettiest of the many
charming anecdotes of Thackeray was
told by Douglas Jerrold. He was one
morning at tbe chambers of Mr. Hor
ace Mayhew, In Regent street, when
Thackeray knocked at the door and
cried, "It's no uae, Horry Mayhew,
open the door!"
"It's dear old Thackeray," said Mr.
Mayhew, Joyfully, aa he opened tbe
"Well, young gentlemen," said Thack
eray, cheerily, as he entered, "you'll
admit an old fogy."
He took up the papers lying about
the room, and talked with the two
young men of varloua matters of the
day. Then he took up his hat to go,
but as If he suddenly remembered
something he paused at the door.
"I was going away," he said, "with
out doing part of the business of my
visit You spoke the other day at the
dinner," referring to the Punch week
ly meeting "of poor George. Some
body most unaccountably has re
turned me a five-pound note I lent him
a long time ago. I didn't expect It; ao
Just hand It to George, and tell htm
when his pocket will bear It Just to
pass It on to some poor fellow of his
With a nod the tall, genial-faced
author went hastily out of tbe room.
Thackeray was a constant attend
ant of the Punch dinners, and an Im
portant member of the council which
discussed and decided upon the con
tents of the forthcoming numbers. It
Is hinted that he and Douglas Jerrold,
who always sat next him. sometimes
squabbled a little, but nothing ever
came of It.
"There la no use of our quarreling,'
Thackeray would say with Irresistible
good humor and logic, "for we must
meet again next week!"
His Intimate Friends.
It hi related of Father Darcy, one
of the celebrated wits of Ireland, that
be once visited the palatial mansion
of a man newly become rich. He was
shown over the home, his pompons
host taking great pains to Inform his
guest as to the cost of all the beautiful
objects he saw.
Finally, after making the tour of
the rooms the library waa reached. Its
helves groaning under the weight of
thousands upon thousands of volumes,
resplendent in the most magnificent
bindings. Here they seated themselves,
and the host said, with a sigh of snob
"Weil, father, I have brought yon
here lost, because this Is my favorite
room. The other rooms, maybe, give
pleasure to my wife and my daughters,
but this Is my place right here among
thess books, who are my friends. And
these here on the desk (pointing to a
core of ultra-looking volumes) are
what I may call my Ultimate friends."
Father Darcy got up and examined
one of them, when a broad grin spread
over his good-natured face, aa he no
ticed that the leaves had never been
"Wen. If glad I an to set that yea
never ut your Intimate Meads," he
' UlmlTai tit. FT
fta-e Bore Bonnde a Wemla Rote
to tae Unrod- eased.
f I l HE3 moment a
lie IS Bern, u
glna to run.
Isn't It about
as wrong to be
wrong, as It la to
do wrong T
ed man Is a liv
ing proof that
the Bible is true.
A lie la always
an enemy, no
matter how friendly It may look.
We would all love God more. If we
would only trust him more.
How much praying Is done In public
that God Isn't expected to hear.
Bringing prayers closer together Is
very apt to put sins farther apart
The devil has a good start In every
home where there Is a moderate drink
er. The children of a millionaire can only
be slightly acquainted with their fa
ther. The man who would be strong In the
Lord always must not feed bis soul on
Ther are preachers who do not
claim acquaintance with Christ out
side of the pulpit
It Is doubtful If the church loafer
weighs any more for good than a loaf
er anywhere else.
The man who Is holding on to a
few favorite sons Is playing hide and
seek with the devil.
If the Bible In your home Is simply a
parlor ornament the devil may walk
In and alt down on It
If some men would get nearer to the
Lord, they wouldn't have to talk so
loud whan they pray.
The Bible says that Job sinned not
with his tongue, but It falls to say the
same about his wife.
Isn't It strange that so many men
think they can do most for the Lord
where the pay Is best?
The woman who marries a man to
reform him has no time to take proper
care of her complexion.
It Is better to believe that there Is
some good In everybody than that there
Is no good In anybody.
Look at it this way: The world and
everything In It la yours to help you
make a true man of yourself.
Tbe real Christian will not shut up
his Bible and quit, because things fall
to go a he wants them to go.
Find a man who loves God with all
bis heart, and he will be found work
ing for him with all his might
Call tbe devil by any name that
sounds well, and how quick he will pull
In his claws and shake hands with
One week a year of self-denial from
every Christian in the world would
soon raise money enough to bury the
devil, horns and hoof.
Waal billons or contlve, eat a Cs-aret
candy cathartic cure guaranteed. 10o o.
Zoologists ay that all known spe
cies of wild animals are gradually di
minishing in size.
CoieGcarpntetd by IK. J. It. MAYKK, 1013
Arch U, 1 U1I.A..I'A. hole at once, iiu opera
tion or delay from business Consulta:ton Iree.
1 nucReniei.ts olphyaKlaii. ladles aua promt
ntut cluzeus. buu lor circular Oibue bouri j
A iU W it'. M.
Street sprinkling and the benefits to
be derived from it are being urge-J
upon the city of San Antonio, Texe,
where the dust is such thct hou'ei have
largely to be kept closed and clothing
is spoiled sometimes after a few days'
MEN and Ladies" In tmall ton wishing to
earn fl a week easily, write us: we will i-
?laln. Exckuiob ChkxicaL to., Kocbuster, ".
. Lock Box 60S.
Striking miners in several of the
larger mines in the Hocking valley in
Ohio voted to return to work at tbe re
duced wages of 45 cents per too.
An incendiary fire destroyed the
First Baptist church and the Masomo
tempel at Laurel, Md.
With a better understanding of the
transient nature of tbe many phys
ical ills which vanish before proper ef
forts gentle efforts pleasant efforts
rightly directed. There is comfort in
the knowledge thct so many forms of
sickness are not due to any actual dis
ease, but simply to a constipated condi
tion of the system, which the pleasant
family laxative, Syrup of Figs, prompt
ly removes. That is why it is the only
remedy with millions of families, and is
everywhere esteemed so highly by all
who value Rood health. Ita beneficial
effects are due to the fact, that it is the
one remedy which promotes internal
cleanliness, without debilitating the
organs on which it acts. It is therefore
all important, in order to get its bene
ficial effects, to note when you pur
chase, that you have the genuine article,
which is manufactured by the California
Fig Syrup Co. only, Lnd sold by ail rep
If in the enjoyment of good health,
and the system is regular, then laxa
tives or other remedies are not needed.
If afflicted with any actual disease, one
may be commended to the most skillful
physicians, but if in need of a laxative,
then one should have the best, and with
the well-informed everywhere. Syrup of
Figs stands highest and is most largely
Used and gives most general satisfaction.
I VIM )mVJ T CTTID IITVVIt ears say esse of conitipntfon. runnis are th Idl Ioxa-e
AfiaiMJUlMjI UfUUUIlltive.aevermasrrrirbstnoseuTustDralres ta.-2
ale sad baas let free. 14. STFILTKO HfBTEDT
Good Wiveo Craw Fair in the Light ol
Their Works." Especially if They Use
ssssssssssssssssas-a- ' , Jl
T The air i-fter a heavy snowfall or
hoeer is u-Ital y very cle't. because
the ei.oa or r.un in fulling bnoga
down witr it nvsn-f the du-t all I im
purities, and Jeavea the atruosphera
Jest; try a We. be ef Cssesrets, In
and bowel regulator ever i
Having taken bis bride'r name upon
marriage, a Topeka man who is suing
for divorce wants now to regain th. un
tarnished name of his hey day
Dent Tobacco Spit an Smoke Veear Use
If yon want to on loouorO nsilii easily ju
forever, rernin ios. nianuood, be nadejmU,
atrong. m en-tie, fall ot new liljjjd viear,
take No-lo-Bic, the wonder-worker tba
makes weak men stronjr. Many gala seal
pounds in ten days, over 400,'XO eared. Boy
Vo-To-Hao from yonr own itm(t?tat. DBder
aNOiu!e U'rnte to cure. Book and sample
tree. Aftiirens sterling rtenutdy C.Cnl S
er Kew York,
The entire population of the. state
of New York (6,513,344; could I find
standing room on a tract of only one
square mile ia extent
We have not b e i without P1v" Cure se
tJouiuupMon for a) years Lizzia Fibbei uaaa
st, Harrisbun;, I'a., May .
Thirty years ago, Ihere were only
two dozen explosive compounds known
to chemists; now there are over a
Lydia. E. Pinkhams Vegetable Com
pound. It speedily relieves irregu
larity, suppressed or painful men
etrnations, weakness of the stomach.
Indigestion, bloating', leuoorrhoaa,
womb trouble, flooding, nervous pros
tration. headache, ceneral debility.
j etc. Symptoms of Womb Troubles)
' are dlzzmes9, famtness, extreme laasi
i tude, "don't care" and "want-io-be-left-alone"
feelings, excitability, irri
j tability, nervouspess, sleeplessness,"
j flatulency, melancholy, or the "blues,"
i and backache Lydia E. Pinkham'a
I Vegetable Compound will correct all
! this trouble as sure as the sun
.hice3. That Bearing-sown Feeling,
carsinjr pain, weight, and backache, is
instantly relieved and permanently
cured by its use. " It is wonderful foe
Kidney Complaints in either sex. j.
Mr. A. W. Bareh, an attache of
the Rome, N. Y.p Sentinel, writes
September 51b, 1395: "la eonver-e-tlon
with one of our merchants a fee
d:iy3 ago, I lenrucl tbnt his wife,
who had buen ia very pjor health,
its reirninins I;er health aud
etr-ntb, tind thtt she attributed has
recovery to lti i ana Tabnlee. I re
quested an Interview, whioh was
granted, sal tho lady oheerfully
(rave me tbe Inclosed testimonial:
For a long tiiuel have been Inter
ested in the advert isemeots cf iiipan
Tnbulef, whieti I have seen in the
Rome Se-itixel nn-i tito li-a ling mag
azines. Tho advertisements seemed
to bo hont-st and I grew to believe
them. I tried to obtaiu some of the
Tabuing, bat found that none of the
druggists in this elty kept them. I
was determine to glvethem atrial,
and at Inst procured a box by send
ing to Utli'O. I had suffered from
ln.iiK&ition, sour stomach, heartburn
and distress iu my stomach after
eatln?. I began Dy taking a Tabttle
after my breakfast and rapper and
experienced immeJinte relief, and la
a few daystbe distressing symptoms
had eatlroly disappeared. Kow
when I cat anything that usually
disagrees with me I take one Tabale
and avoid unpleasant consequences.
I have also found lu them a very
agreeable relief for constipation.
(Signed), Mas. O. B. Euoo, M
Liberty St., Borne, N. X.' "
Rlpvi. Tubules are sold 07 drusvlsts, er by nual
If me nrlee (5'1 on! a bj) is s-at to fas sUpaas
Chemical cuany. No. lUSpruos st, Msw York.
Sample vial, to cents.
State and Local Agents, Mile and Pessale,
Tboe hnvin? na-1 suftieient experience te
warrant their taklnir ciinre of luree territory
will do well to address us at once. We are in a
position to suit Hliiimt everybody, boto as to
territory and tt-rai- A modern and taking plan.
Mck and lieat-i i enefiis. Write fir terms.
CHIOH BENEFICIAL AS3OCIATI0H,
It IKS AM ltl'ILMSli, Trenton, N. J.
FOR FIFTY YEARS 1
bas ben used tT millions of mother for thtr
children while Teethinsr for over Fifty Year
It soothes ttiecliild, softeus the gums, mUy
all pain, cure wind colic, and is thm bm
romedv for fltrtrrhcpo.
Twcntylive Cents a Bottle.
e lenis a uottie. m
Iaw Danehr, C'elussbae, O.
Maand whisky hnbits cured. Book tent
'i tree Dr. u. M oLLEV,ArLaTa,ua
3 Rnrs rettaf 1 eenjwa
, - - . . iu,,'rtMa aafonai
R'DUr.Bo PAS 1 itUSruaaa,
FNSinNR PATENTS. CLAIMS.
'jOH N W MOh V iS, WASHWSmOJ.
Itsm arlnclal xaounsr XS. S. P
U iMS WeWs UletjUUlCwUUi sU-IIBBS. aswaws
CUUtS WriUH ALL U;
Uf.iiLt an ti ii 1
Cough ttyrup. Tastes Good. C8
in limp. rvn ny cnicoisrs.
CO.. Chiraro. Sontreul. Can. . or Svm Tors. Sll.i