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THE MOTHER OF A SOLDIER,
The mother of a eoldier hats off to her,
The mother of a soldier who has gone
to face the fray;
She gave him to her country with a bless
ing on his head
And she found his name this morning in
the long Hut of the dead
"Killed 8ergeant Thomas Watkina,
while leading on the mt,
L Bible In his pocket and a portrait on
The mother of a soldier she gave him to
8he saw him on the transport as he war
ed his snnbrowned hand;
She kissed him through the tear drops
and she told him to be brave;
Her prayers went night and morning
with her boy upon the ware.
The mother ot a soldier her comfort and
She gare her dearest treasure when she
gave her only boy;
She saw the banner waring, she heard
the people cheer;
She clasped her bands and bravely looked
away to hide a tear.
The mother of a soldier Ahl cheer th
And cheer the brave who battle 'neatb
the banner of their creed;
But don't forget the mothers, through
all the lonely years.
That fight the bravest batles on the sun
less field of tears.
Nay, don't forget the mothers, the moth
ers of our men.
Who see them go and never know that
they'll come back again;
That give them to their country, to battle
Because the bugles call them and tht
tarry banners Dy.
The mother of a soldier hats off to her,
Whose head is bowed In sorrow with itf
tender locks of gray. -She
gsve without regretting, though hei
old heart sorely bled
When she found his name this mornini
in the long list of the dead;
"Killed Sergeant Thomas Watkins
while leading on the rest.
His dear old mother's portrait clasped
upon his hero breast!"
I He Gave Her Up.
HETTY and sweet
as the maiden look
ed, Joalah bad a
against both her
and her mother.
They were worldly
people and the girt
was by no means
the wife he would
have chosen for his
adopted son and
nephew, John Parr.
Even a Quaker maid would have been
likely to become demoralised by the
perpetual making of fine gowns and
furbelows for the ladies of the neigh
borhood, and Ella Hassle why
Suddenly bis train of thought was
broken by Ella's gay voice.
-O, Mr. Fryr she said. "I have
watched you all day, and I have
thought how tired you must be. You
are a good bit older than I am and I
know I get awfuly tired of work and
I expect yoO do, too.1
-ur-s:er Trtwij "ie.
-' 'full height and his handsome, middle
aged face, with Its fine eyes and gray
locks, looked grand to Ella as be re
plied: "Work is good, and, thank God, I
have plenty of it It keeps one from
"I am afraid I do love the world very
much. It Is bo beautiful, and every
one Is so kind to me, but I should like
to be better. Won't you teach me? I
will try so hard to learn."
Joalah's reply was not very coherent,
but whatever he said be certainly
thought a good deal of Ella after this,
and be decided that, although she did
not belong to the Society of Friends
she looked as sweet and good as any
young Quaker maid she might yet be
converted, and she had asked him to
teach her to be good. "And so I will,"
he suddenly startled himself by ex
claiming as he pondered over the mat
ter In the silence of his chamber that
"She is only a frail sapling now," he
said to himself, "but she will learn and
will grow and the mightiest oak was
once an acorn."
From this time Josiah made a point
of seeing Ella Massle frequently and
doing his best to convert her to his
ideas and opinions. He found In her
a docile, loving nature, and her pretty
ways fairly charmed him.
The Idea of having her about the
house was certainly attractive, and yet
somehow he could not picture her
there as John's wife the girl bad fair
ly twined herself about bis heart and
by the time the golden harvest had
come Josiah knew the fact only too
At first be cblded himself and told
himself he was an old fool. It wan
absurd to think that a beautiful girl
of 90 would care for an old widower
of more than double her age. Still,
after all, at even five and forty, a man
ean love, and love passionately, and
Josiah loved Ella with all the strength
of his soul. He would not. of course,
wish to steal her away from his
nephew, but John's had been probably
a mere passing fancy, and he was sure
was he, though? yes. he believed he
was quite sure that Ella loved blm.
One beautiful August evening, after
the day's work was over, Joshiah Fry
and Ella stood talking In the gloam
ing at her mother's gate.
?EUa," he said. "I have come here
this evening because I bave something
Important to say to you. Ah. you
mile. You guess what It Is, don't
Xh girl looked down for a moment,
sad then, though she blushed deeply,
the gased at him with her lovely blue
yes and said:
"Yes, Mr. Fry, I felt sure you would
ay something soon."
Joslab looked radiant It was strange
how Ella's words pleased him, and yet
they were not Uke those he should bave
expected from a Quaker maid. Still It
was delightful to think how she had
understood hln, and no one could be
more charmlrg or more sweet
"Then tbou art not afraid to trust
me? Thou thlnkest I shall suit thee?"
be said, gayly.
"Yea," she answered. "I know It
TYmj used to tell me you were cold and
tuu-d, but I did not believe It then, and
now I laugh when I think of it for I
hare learned to love you."
She accompanied her words with a
little squeeze of bis brawny hand,
which aha then raised to her lips and
kissed. Josiah felt his Mood coursing
madly through bis veins. He was de
- lighted to find himself so beloved, and,
though be was distinctly being courted
PX tfcif rraaf mm, wm w iw to
hTm that bis sense of the proprieties
was In no way shocked.
"But my dear, thou knowest I am
five and forty and sometimes cross and
"That's nothing," laughed Ella. "1
love old men, and feel so proud of you
with your beautiful gray hair and your
straight tall figure. . You will be a
lovely old man. and I shall be prouder
than ever of you.
"Jack wanted to tell you all about It
long ago. though he knew you would
disapprove of me for his wife, but 1
begged him to wait I told blm if you
were all he said and you are that. I
was sure I could make you fond of
me. I loved you a little already be
cause you were Jack's uncle and had
been so good to him, and if I like peo
ple I can always make them like me a
little." She paused, and then after
moment's silence she went on:
"Only yesterday I told Jack be mlghl
speak to you to-day, and now I do be
lieve you must have guessed It for here
you are giving all that we want with
out our even asking it and I am so
glad, for we could never have married
without your consent!"
Darkness seemed to fall over the
landscape, and Josiah Fry felt It -suddenly
turn cold. His face blanched,
but he uttered not a sound. He merely
turned as If to go home.
"Must you go now?" cried Ella, see
ing and suspecting nothing. "Well,
perhaps It's time. It's getting dark,
and Jack will be In from Blrchley fair
by this time and will waut his supper.
Besides I know you want to make him
as happy as you have made me. Good
night and thank you so much. Jack
and I will never forget your goodness."
"Good night!" said Josiah, mechanic
ally, and he made his way across the
field to hlB own home. Ho staggered
somewhat as he walked, and his feet
seemed like lend, so that the short dis
tance across the meadow to the form
seemed longer than ever before. For
that however, he was not sorry, for the
meeting with his nephew was painful
Josiah, however, was no coward, ao
he put a brave face on the matter, and
entering the parlor, where Jack was
waiting for him to come In for sup
per, he exclaimed:
"Well, John, business first and sup
per afterward. I want to tell thee that
I know all everything. Ella has Just
told me, and, lad, thou hast my bless
ing. She Is a good girl and will make
thee a faithful, loving wife, and thou
must marry as soon as possible." Cln
REGAINING HIS FORTUNE.
Qan. Ornbb Striking; Example of
No better example of American pluck
and perseverance has been seen In re
cent years than that displayed by Gen
eral EL Burd Grubb, former minister
to Spain and once candidate for Gov
ernor of New Jersey. For years the
General was distinguished for his
prominence In military and public af
fairs. He spent bis money unstlntlng
ly and was one of the most generous
men of bis State-
It was as a partner of the firm of
William M. Kaufman & Co., Iron
founders, of Sheridan, Pa., that he lost
his fortune. He had Joined the firm as
a special partner, he thought but when
their crash came he discovered that he
waa a general partner and personally -liable
for all the flpn's debts Instead ot
or the amowSfiiatcesented ' by the ;
stocirfttf lurid. - " - "
- In 1800 he was hurried off as minister
to Spain on twenty-four hours' notice.
He left power of attorney with three
friends and gave directions that they
were to Investigate all bis financial af
fairs and particularly his Interests In
the Iron company at Sheridan. Their
report showed that he had an Income of
$100,000 a year. He returned from
Spain In 1892. In 1893 the great panic
came and iron went out through the
bottom financially. Grubb lost every
thing except hope.
He closed his mngulfleent home, sent
his family to friends in London, lived
In a room at the works on CO cents a
day, studying the situation there and
then Interested English capital with
which be kept the works moving. This
was later withdrawn by Grubb accept
ing options on it Since the revival In
Iron Industries he has formed a $3,000,
000 syndicate and Is getting the big end
of the immense profits of the business.
He will shortly reopen his magnificent
home and live once more In the luxury
of former days.
The Turkish Empire.
The Turkish Empire includes the
countries where most of the great civ
ilizations of antiquity once flourished,
and modern research Is bringing to
light numerous remains of their for
mer greatness. In the valley of the
Euphrates and Tigris have been dis
covered relics of the mighty capitals of
Assyria and Babylonia, with the ruins
of lesser cities. Palestine furnishes
the remains of a succession of ruling
peoples Cannanltish, Jewish, Roman
and contains the monuments o(
events associated with the foundation
of the Christian religion. In Syria ore
the' ruins of the famous commercial
cities of Tyre and Sldon. Asia Minor
rs full of antiquarian interest the re
mains of Smyrna and Ephesus being,
perhaps, the best known. The site of
Troy Is also in this part of Turkey.
Many monuments of antiquity are
also to be found In the Turkish island
of the Aegean Sea. Last but not
leu st, may be mentioned the wonder
ful antiquities of Egypt which is nom
inally subject to Turkey. Among
these are the Pyramids, the Sphynx,
the rock-cut temples of Ipsambul, the
ruins of Thebes and the temple of
Karnac; while recent research is an
nually discovering further relics of the
most Interesting of ancient civiliza
tion. World's Telephones and Telegraph.
The London Engineer says the ap
proximate mileage of the telegraph and
celepbene lines of the world is 2,029,
OS and the miles of wB-e amount to
4,254,004. Of telephone lines only
here or 382,417 miles, Involving the
use of 120200 Ballet of wlx
wES. X BUBO OBCBB.
OUR BOYS AND GIRLS.
THIS IS THEIR DEPARTMENT 0
; THE PAPER. .
naint Sayta.s aad Cat Dolaga the
Little Folk K-rarywhara, Gathered
and Printed Hare fox All Otaar Ue
tie Oaaa to Bead.
Beyond the Isle of Whafs-rne -use, -Where
Slipshod Point is now,
rhere used to be, when I was young.
The Land of Anyhow. '
Don't Care was king of all this realm
A cruel king was hel
For thoae who served him with good
heart, ,-. uu '
Ha treated shamefully! '
IVhen girls and boys their tasks would
And cloud poor mother's brow,
3e'd say, "Don't Carel It's good enough)
Just do it anyhow P '
3ut when in after lite they longed
To make proud fortune bow,
Be let them find that fats ne'er smiles
On work done anyhow. ,
For he who would the harvest reap.
Most learn to use the plow.
And pitch his tents a long way off
From the Land of Anyhow.
-Youth's Temperance Banners .
Helping; Plppo Tead the Fa ran.
Pippo was a little boy m far-off Italy,
i country of sunshine far across the
tea, and every day he went out in the'
Selds to tend the sheep and to see thai
they did not run away down along the
little brook. It was nice to be all day
under the shade trees, and. to keen
uni from being lonely, 1'lppo took witn
llru a flute, and all day long he played
iweet tunes upon it The sheep soon
rot to know the sound of Plppo's flute,
ind when they heard It they knew that
heir kind little master was near, and
f It sounded far away they came scam
jerlng back, for they liked to be near
One day while they were skipping
ibout under the trees they heard the
lute, but It sounded very strange.
Inrely that could not be Tippo? They
ill looked up to see, and sure enough
t was not Pippo, but his little sister
Clno, who had come out to spend the
lay with Plppo and the sheep. Under
l big shady tree were the two children,
lttle Nino blowing into the flute with
ill her might while Plppo with his
Ingers played the tune.
The sheep did not know what to make
f It at first, but as Plppo and Nino
teemed to be having a nice time tbey
;hought It must be all right, and after
t while they went on about their play.
'Ico thought that was the nicest day
the hnd ever known, and after that
ihe came often to the field and helped
Plppo tend the sheep, until at last tbey
jot to know and love her as well as
hey did Plppo.
A Battle That Waa Not Foncht.
Many years ago two boys differed
ibout some trifling matter while at
play, and one of them challenged the
tber to fight. The challenge was ac
cepted, and the heroes went Into an
tdjolnlng field to settle the quarrel,
rackets and caps were thrown on the
rround, and all was In readiness, but
ach appeared unwilling to strike the,
"Now, then, strike me If you dare,"
taJd th-vounger boy, with a fierce
His companion looked at blm, but
lid not like to strike. At length he
"Nay, I have nothing to strike you
"Well, then," said the other, who had
irovoked the quarrel at first, "let us
e good friends again, for I have noth
ng to strike for either."
They dressed and left the field with
ut striking a blow, and never quar
One of tmem now holds a very re
spectable position as a teacher of
youth. How few battles would be
fought, either among young people or
ld, if, In Imitation of these boys, the
llsputants would try to find a reason
Tor a quarrel before they strike a blow
Beecher Romped with the Children
Dr. E. K. Cressy, of New York, tell?
x good story of his boyhood. One day
bis mother went away and told him
and his brothers to be quiet while she
Was gone. As there was a nice flat
hairbrush with which she spanke'
them when they did not mind, thrj
promised to be very good and not romp
They were as still as mice when Mi
Beecher called and found no one r.
home but these well-behaved boys.
"Well," said he, "you youngster
may Just get ready for the romp r
"But mamma told us we must::"
romp," they said.
"I'll take all the blame," said t:
great preacher, and they began.
When Mrs. Cressy came home she
beard a terrible racket and rushed In
to the bouse to use the back of the
hairbrush in the good old way, but she
stopped at the door in astonishment
There on the floor lay Henry Ward
Beecher on the flat of his back, and the
boys were dancing around and over
him like a pack of young Indians.
All of them were "frozen stiff" at
the -sight of Mrs. Cressy, except Mr.
Beecher, who arose and got the hair
brush. "Mrs. Cressy, I told my friends here
that I would take all the blame for this
romp," he said, handing her the brush,
with a bow, "and I am ready for what
ever they are to get. You may begin
But she didn't spank him.
Dolly's hair that you think so prettj
very likely came from the back of a
light-footed Angora goat as nearly all
the dolls wear hair of this kind. The
Angora goats have a beautiful coat of
long, silky hair that grows until It al
most reaches the ground. This Is cut
off and sent to Munich, in Germany,
where quick-fingered girls form it into
wigs for dolls. Over $400,000 worth of
this goat hair Is shipped to Munich ev
ery year for this purpose alone.
Wouldn't Keep Them nttoned.
Little Alice hnd been delegated to
rock the baby to sleep. By and by her
mother came In and found him still
awake. "Why, Alice," she said, "Isn't
your little brother asleep yet?" "No.
mamma," was the reply, "I tan't nake
him teep his eyes buttoned."
Why Harry Waa Ahi-nt
"narry," said the teacher to a cvr.-C'
pupil, "yon were iit tv .- rPot:.P
any. Were you detained at tor.-.e bi
consequence of the Inclemency of the
"No, ma'am," replied Harry. "My
mother wouldn't let me come 'cause it
Haman Nature Crone Oat
"Tommy," asked a' mother of her 3
eld son, "what would yon do if I gave
jfto Vwca oraBgeT" "Pd wish yea
would sir bm another," replied Tom-
AN OLD FAMILIAR (FRIEND.
rtew Kadlasjs SlftMM fas- a Well
The character of the old Joke has be
tome a decidedly stormy one,
; A few evenings ago at a little down
town gathering one of the girls said
she hod beard such a good story.
"It hspaensil est la the Boat Bad
only lost week," ahe sold. "A, young
woman whose home Is on one of the
prominent cross streets was receiving
a eall from a young man, and It came
on to rain dreadfully.' Yon must re
member the night Several times the
young man offered to ge, but each time
It rained harder than ever. He lived
about half a mile away, but of course,
It meant a thorough drenching to ven
ture out Finally the girt said. 'Well.
It would be simply uncivilized to turn
yon out such a nlgbt as this. Brother
Robert la away from borne, and you
can have his room Just as well as not'
The young man demurred a little, but
anally appeared to appreciate the
force of the argument 'Now. excuse
me a moment or two.' said the young
woman, 'and I will see that the apart
ment Is made ready for yon.' So she
went upstairs and told her mother, and
then stepped Into the brother's room
to see that it was In order. She wasn't
gone more than five minutes, but when
she went downstairs the young man
hod completely disappeared."
Everybody breathed hard when she
reached this dramatic climax. -
"The young woman looked around
the room ' In a bewildered manner.
Then she looked on the hat table In the
ban. His bat wasn't there. 8he was
quite dazed. She waited about In an
aimless manner, vainly striving to
solve the mystery. Suddenly she heard
rapidly approaching footsteps. A sec
ond later there came a soft rap on the
door. The young woman threw It
open and there stood the youth! He
waa evidently soaked through and
through. .'Why, where on earth have
you been? she cried."
At this point the narrator was abrupt
"Pardon me," said one of the listen
ers, "but If I remember It aright the
young man said that" be went home to
secure his nightshirt"
"Excuse me," said another listener,
'but the way I heard It he went home
to ask his father If he wouldn't split
:he morning's supply of kindling wood
or the kitchen stove.
"I bate to be contradictory," said the
third Interrupter, "but I'm sure I was
told that be went borne for his mam
ma's good night kiss!"
And the story wasn't finished.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Mr. Keith's original idea of continu
ous performance Is entering upon its
510th consecutive week in Philadelphia,
and the success with which it has met
is due to the excellence of the attrac
tions offered each week. The "Pbila
iolphia Inquirer" truthfully says: "It
s the home of vaudeville in Its high
Among the stars who will appear this
week are: Mr. and Mrs. Sldnev Drew,
When Two Hearts Are Won;" CaJ-J
x-do, king of the bounding wire; "Chas.
E. Graoewln and Anna " Chance. "A
Mlsmated Pair;" Smith and Campbell,
the rapid fire talking comedians; Four
Emperors of Music, music and comedy;
George C. Dals, monologue comedian;
Everett - Trio, acrobats and Juaxlers:
tfiograpn, "not MeaJs at all Hours,
--Oiil SOW atat.da In theearrleeaW
sty, and is sucked by twelve little pigs.
Hurdle Jumping by Dogs Leonldas
troup of trained canines. Sampson.
London Fire Drill. Paris on Manacles;
Angela Sisters, vocal and whistling
duetts; Coakley and Huested, the danc
ing duo; Hunting Trio, eccentric corne
lians, acrobats and dancers, and sev
t la aa Art that bat Few People
Few people know bow to cough prop
erly. In fact It never occurs to the
ordinary individual that there is any
right way and a wrong way of doing it
Yet It is a matter of no small im
portance. If every sigh means a drop
if blood out of the heart as people
uiy, every cough means some greater
r less proportion of time knocked off
Most people cough as loudly and
'orcibly as they can. Some chronic
mughers seem a bit proud of the terrl
le noise they make. But It is a rather
mostly noise, for the simple reason tha'
t tears and Inflames the lungs.
The lungs consist of an extraordinarily
iellcate sponge-like tissue which some
times gets Inflamed and choked with
phlegm. When we try to get rid of this
substance we cough. But obviously If
itc remove It violently we must neces
tarlly injure the delicate lung tissue.
Therefore, train yourself to cough as
gently as possible. After a little prac
tice you will find It quite easy to do
so. In that way you will do a mini
mum of mischief to the lungs and add
years to your life.
Older and Bacteria.
Cider is sometimes made with Im
pure water, and there are makers who
afflim 'that dirty water makes the best
cider. Hence the Pasteur Institute of
Prance has been examining Normandy
slders to see how far they are free
from bacteria. It appears from their
results that the malic add in cider
tends to kill bacteria. Ordinary cider
contains at least 2 per cent, of malic
acid, and when the percentage does
not fall below that the bacillus of ty
phoid dies In It after eighteen or twen
ty hours. Good cider, then, may be
drunk twenty-four hours after it Is
made without any fear of catching ty
phoid. New Bnby Incubator. -What
the French call a "conveuse,"
r "baby batcher" of a new kind, has
been Invented by Dr. Dlffre, and rec
mmended by Dr. Budln, of the Acad
?mle de Medeclne. Paris. It Is de
ilgned to foster new-born Infants, espe
cially those who are at all weakly, and
m virtually a copper cradle closed by
i movable plate of glass, warmed by
t boiler heated by an oil lamp under
neath, and ventilated by narrow air
holes. A moist sponge Inside keeps the
air humid, and a thermometer shows
Queen Victoria's first trouble with
ber eyes came on long before she as
cended the throne. As a girl she was
quite near-sighted, and it was at one
time feared she would have as wear
glasses all her life.
The Moon May Come Baer.
Professor Darwin of Cambridge
prophesies that the moon will ulti
mately return to the earth, whence It
was cast off in the remote past
Familiarity, even with frienda, must
be Indulged in with great caution.
Generosity, to deserve the! name,
comprises the desire and the effort to
benefit oth-s, . without refsrmios to
' HAM'S MO WW aiASTS.
jeLSl AW kills cheefulness.
fLyS Friendship Is its
V6l iS ralT'wcces.
may be a wnoie
men, and mon
There Is noth
ing more unrea
sonable than Ir
Perfect love In the heart bars all ex
rase for doing evlL
. LoVe will always lead you out in the
right line of service.
If you cannot do what you like, learn
to, like what you do. -
Conversion Is the reversing of all the
machinery of the life.
The strongest argument against In
Bdelity Is your fidelity.
By their fruits ye shall know them
apply this to the saloon.
Your citizenship is in heaven, but
your ballot-box is on earth. "
If you have a mind for the work,
God will provide the means.
It takes less time to slide down a bid
der than it does to climb tip
Too many Christians say. "The Lord
gave and the devil took away."
The spear points of temptation may
be used as spurs to urge us u uou
If we cannot save the world by dying
for it we may help it Dy living in it
The sinner seems to enjoy being
cheated, as much aa the pleasure of
When we put the brake on our am
bitions. It's a sure sign we are going
Because be thinks the Christian Is
catching at a straw, the skeptic rejects
the life buoy.
RIOH MAN'S SIMPLICITY.
Mast Minister to the Popnlattoa He
Had Gathered About Him.
In England the peoplo of the north
are much more simple and democratic
In their ways, as a rule, than those of
the south, who are more affected by
London manners. In his book, "Lan
cashire Life of Bishop Fraser," Arch
deacon Dlggle gives an Interesting pic
ture of a north-country giver, which
brings to mind some of our American
men who have grown rich without re
linquishing their homely ways.
It chanced that soon after Bishop
Fraser came Into his diocese, he had
to consecrate one of the finest cbnrchet
In South Lancashire. It bad been built
on the benefaction of a manufacturer,
at a cost of a hundred thousand dol
lars. When the bishop returned from
the consecration, he was lost in wondet
at Lancashire ways; and be thus told
his story to the archdeacon:
I got out at B. station, and after a
walk of twenty minutes came In sight
of the church a mile away. It Im
pressed me with its nobility. I wu
on my way to the house of Mr. W.
who had built the church, and I ex
peeted. to find a Hue mansion. -
"Can you tell me where- Mr. W.
lives?" I asked a pedestrian.
"Oh, aye," he answered. "In yon cot
tage against yon bank."
Thinking there was some mistake, 1
went on, and presently overtook a girl
Jo-hex Sunday attire. To make It plain
whom I meant I said to ber:
"Can you tell me where Mr. W. lives
the gentleman who built this
. "That s his house," she said, pointing
to the same cottage, "I'm going to the
- Still I was sure there must be an er
ror, but made my way to the door of
the cottage. An old woman, simply
dressed, answered my summons. I
dared not ask If Mr. W. was in, and
repeated my question:
"Can you tell me where Mr. W. Is,
who built this church?"
"Oh, you're the bishop, are you?" she
said. "He's here he's been expecting
on you. You'll find him In the kitchen."
fshered into the kitchen, I found an
old and fine-looking man seated by the
fire, smoking a long churchwarden
"So you've come, have you?" he said
to me. "Nowt like bein' in good time.
There'll be a snnck o' something when
"You have done nobly by the district
Mr. WM" I said, grasping the old man
by the hand. He returned my hearty
squeeze, but' seemed surprised.
"Naw, naw," be said. "I made the
population here by my mills, so I mun
do my duty by them."
It was all a very simple matter to
this old manufacturer, who still
smoked his pipe by his kitchen fire, and
so It seemed to his people as well.
Frequent Testa. -
"Do you call John Lawson an honest
man?" demanded an Irate individual
who bad listened In Indignant silence
to the praise of a successful ranchman
from the Hps of a time-serving friend.
"Well," said the other, in the tone of
Dne who wisely temporizes, "all I can
say Is that he's been In court three
times, accused of stealing, and he's
escaped every time. I don't know any
man In the State that's had his hon
esty tested any oftener!"
"Razor all right, sir?" queried tht
"Would you mind letting me look at
It?" said the victim In reply.
"Certainly not sir," answered the
tonsortal artist "But why do you wish
to see itr
"Oh, merely to see if you hadn't
made a mistake In calling It a razor,"
replied the other. "I thought perhaps
it might be a piece of old barrel hoop."
Not In It.
'Mrs. Jackson Is Mr. White in good
Mrs. Johnson Mercy, no! Why, she
calls her maid her hired girl. Somer-
Is your breath bad? Then your
best friends turn their hr.iia ..m. I
A bad breath means a bad liver! i
AVer's Pills are liver n!ll T I
constipation, biliousness, dyspepsia, I
am iKiuiciic. oc. au aruggists. i
Want t " '- ' ,r titaullful 1
brown or rk-fc MackT Then am
i ti rmTriir nn hit I
' ' Worth the Journey.
w.T:r: ...a -ir r Cblea
Doctor alClira" -
-oTwho Journeyed round the world on
EeiTbUctea. consuming three yeart
or more In the trip, by u"
foreseen delays in laiiwi.--
tries, arrived home last winter.
Asn the occasion of their departure
a large crowd had seen them off, so
upon their return the streets were
toronged with people eager to witness
' One of a group of peraons who watcb
d the scene from an upper window
as the globe-trotters, escorted by hun
dreds of local cyclers, wheeled Into
"Welt there they come. And now
I'd like to know what they have gain
ed by that long rlde.jw full of hard-
"DidayouPsathem' when they rode
away from here?" asked another.
"Did you notice they bad dropped
handlebars and rode with a bump?"
"I think I did-1 ' - ...
"Welt they're coming back witn
raised handlebars and are sitting up
straight That was worth the trip,
perhaps. They have learned how to
ride a bicycle."
A Scapegrace's Trick.
A good story is told of. a young man,
who, besides being of the spendthrift
order, is a splendid mimic, and can
Imitate his father's voice to a nicety,
says the Weekly Telegraph. Not long
ago the young man wanted without
delay some money to pay a bill, and
he knew that his father would treat a
request for the same with cold con
tempt. Waiting till he knew that his
father would be away, be went to the
t?nhnne eall room and rang up the
ofllce, calling for the cashier. The cash
ier was forthcoming, and when he was
at the other end the young man Imi
tated his sire's voice. "I say, Blank, if
thot scapegrace of a son of mine comes
round and asks for twenty pounds,
don't give It to him. Only give him ten
pounds." The cashier promised that
he would fulfill the commands. Not
i.n offrr thv son railed nt the office
and demanded twenty pounds. He
was refused by the conscientious casn
ier, and, apparently In nnger. the young
man contented himself with the ten
pounds. When the old man reached
the office there was a scene.
Water is an excellent transmitter of
sound. A scientist by the name of
Colladon made some experiments on
Lake Geneva, Switzerland, to demon
strate the power of sound to travel a
long way in water. A clock was made
to strike under the wntcr, and was
beard to a distance of twelve miles. In
a second experiment the striking of a
clock was heard to a distance of twenty-seven.
Ask Your Dealer for Allen's Foot-Ease,
A Powder to shake into your
shoes: rests the feet. Cures Corns,
Bunions, Swollen. Sore. Hot Cal
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Ingrowing Nails. Allen's Foot Ease
makes new or tight shoes easy. At all
druggists and shoe stores, 25 cents.
Sample mailed FREE. Addres9. AL
LEN S. OLMSTEAD. Le Rot N. Y.
When a child asks questions, we re
cognize the folly of ever thinking we
are old enough to know anything.
A TIMELY SUGGESTION.. .
During the coming G. A. R. encamp
ment in Philadelphia, and later the
E position, thousands of visitors will
attend the celebrations, and with them
will come pickpockets and thieves from
every section of the country.
Notwithstanding the precautions tak
en by the municipal authorities, steal
ing will occur, and if you are the unfor
tunate victim, regain your stolen prop
erty by calling upon tbe Standard De
tective Bureau, main office. 1413 Fil
bert street. Philadelphia, who have an
efficient force of detectives at their
office day and night.
All work Is strictly confidential, and
satisfaction Is guaranteed.
When we advance a little into life
we find that the tongue of man creates
nearly all the mischief in the world.
STArs or Ohio, Citt or Touoo, I
LCCAK COITMTT. I
Frank J. Chbnbt makes oath that he It the
nlor sertner of the firm of F. J. HKHST A
t o.. doing bosi new in tli CI ty of Tuled o,County
ana HtAte sroresaia. ana inaiesia arm wiu iey
the uim of nn mitndkkd DUL.L.AHS for earn
and every ease of oatahhr that cannot be
cared by the nse of 11 all's Catabrh I DBS.
r RANK rf. I RRNir,
Sworn to before me and subscribed in my
i presenoe, this tfth day of December,
saALV A. D. 1888. A. W. Olxasow,
, A'crfarv PuWli.
1 K.l I V VI. ( , .1 " .II " . ,. w. IIIU4 f , Cut.
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of the system. Send for testimonials, free.
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8-ild by Brnggista. 76c..
Hall's Family Pillgare the beat..
In the bad grammar of other people's
relations there is something that Is not
Beauty is Blood Deep.
Clean blood mean a clean skin. No
beauty without It. Cascareta, Candy Cathar
tic clean your blood and keep it clean, by
stirring up the lazy liver and driving; all ltn-
E unties from the body. Beein to-day to
anish pimples, boils, nlotches, blackheads
and that sickly bilious complexion by taking
Cascarets. beau'y for ten cents. AU drug
giata, satisfaction i uaranteed, 10c, 25c, 60c.
The nrnndr distance hetwAn tbA
eyes is the width of one eye.
Mr. Wlnstows Soothlns; Syrup for children
teething, softens the (turns, reducing inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic, 2ac a bottle.
You can hurry a boy off on an errand.
but all the king's horses can't make
mm -nurry DacK.
To Cur Constipation Forever.
wainavaouv vHinanK 1UC. Or 1C
If C. C C. fail to cure, druggists efund oney.
What the poor are to the poor is
little known excepting to themselvB
Eduoate Your Bowels With Casoarets
Candy Cathartic, core constipation forever
10c, 25c IIC.CC fail, druggist refund money.'
Every cloud has a silver lining so
Detective Bureau (8t..d.rd,
A L. MILLABD, PrladsaL Xjcemsbd akd Bokdkd
CosaacUii with all Parts ol tht Worts.
on DAT AMD NIOIIT)
Investigations Made in personal and Crtmiaal
matters Strictly Confidential.
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It is a life saver. Write us for particulars.
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AGENTS AND MEN OUT OF WORK livin,, ,n
small towns or traveling through the conn,
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that everybody wants; no risk, no lo-
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I I Baa4 Brnak9MG!o Use) I
I 1 tn time. Bold br arwrtlr I I
If Dot had played with common soap
What wreck there'd be to-morrow!
Her hands all chapped, her dress past hope.
Her toys a tale of sorrow.
But mother lets her play like this
And wash whate'er she chooses.
For not a thing will go amiss
When Ivory Soap she uses.
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GERMAN RIP VAN WINKLE.
Another Version of Our Well-Kaown
and Popular rtory.
Washington Irvlng's story of Kip
Van Winkle Is only one version of an
old legend that often appears In liter
ature. In the German, it is pictur
esquely set forth In the story of tbe
While still very young, Alfus entered
a monastery, devoted his life to study
and to prayer. As the years passed, he
became learned and wise, yet he re
tained withal his beautiful faith and
childlike simplicity, so that, while his
fame spread far and wide, his sincerity
and his noble life endeared blm to the
In time, however, the monk noticed
low even tbe most beautiful things
palled on one by continual association,
rhe mountains that bad filled him with
awe no longer had that effect upon
him; perfumes from flowers, which ho
had thought very sweet, grew distaste
ful, and he became weary even of
Iwelllng on noble thoughts. Thus n
rent dread filled him. In spite of many
struggles against it, that heaven Itself
might not satisfy one as everybody
claimed it would.
In one of these moods of depression,
he left the monastery and wandered iu
the woods that surrounded It. Here
the great trees, the singing" birds, and
he rushing river, which, when first be
Iwheld and heard them, filled him with
yearnings and awe too great for ex
pression, now but reminded him of bis
In agony of soul, he prayed to have
this fear removed; and rising from the
sward where he had knelt, he looked
about him in astonishment. In place
of the woods, with every nook of wbloi
he was familiar, he stood where ev
erything was strange to him. Unknown
trees cast thou- refreshing shade over
him; rare grasses and flowers such a 4
he had never seen, were at his feet;
and In a rapture of surprise he sat
upon a stone to gaze about him.
Suddenly a beautiful bird appeared,
and resting upon a branch above biro,
began to sing. Tht bird was a strange
one, and Its song was stranger still. It:
low, clear, thrilling notes touched hiiu
as nothing ever had before; but only
for an instant, then it disappeared,
leaving blm sick with desire to bear it
The silence remained unbroken, bow
ever, and Alfus rase from his seat, and
dreamily turned toward home. But
what was bis amazement to find that
his vigorous step of the morning was
now feeble; his hair and bis beard
hung about him in a soft whiteness
that jvas not like snow or anything
else except the touch of age on a noble
As he approached the well near tbe
monastery he saw strange women,
with children clinging to their skirts,
none of whom he had ever seen be
fore. And the monastery itself was no
longer a small, low building, but a
massive structure, with a wide iron
The porter that opened at his call
was a young-faced monk, who looked
at him askance. In vain he called for
the brothers that he bad known; and
at last, in despair, he cried:
"Does no one know Alfus? This
morning I left the monastery to walk
in the wood, and now, on my return
all things are changed V
An old brother, who was sitting In
the sun, answered -blm:
"Alfus T I heard the brothers, when
I was but a small boy, tell how Alfus
went Into tbe wood and never return
ed. They said that as he was good
and holy, he must have been taken in a
chariot of fire to, heaven, like the
prophet ot old. But that was a hun
dred years ago, for they heard it from
those before them!"
Then the wise Alfus saw the lesson
that had been taught him, and falling
on bis knees, he -cried:
"I see now how a thousand years are
but as a day In Thy sight, since I, in
listening but an Instant to the bird
that sings without the gate of Para
dise, lived a hundred years r
And when those about him saw the
glory that overspread his face tbey
were dumb, for bis soul had fled, to
listen to that bird forever.
Horses and Men.
Study of the relation between tbe
total length of life and the time re
quired to reach maturity has brought
out an Interesting comparison between
men and horses. A horse at 5 years is
said to be. comparatively, as old as a
man at 20, and may be expected to be
have, according , to equine standards
after the manner of the average college
student following human standards. A
10-yftar-oM horse resembles, so far as
age and experience go, a man of 40
while a horse which has attained the
ripe age of 80 Is comparable with a man
ot 90 years.
ti,Ihe, cheper the "an, the tougher
theatory he will tell or believe.
Don't Put Off Till To-morrow the Duties of To-day
Buy a Cake of
MKKTrPl OAIKLC CO. CtMCtsHATi
It is pretty safe to claim a good deal,
for men seldom get more than thpy
Falling In love costs nothinn; but
keepimr up the delusion makes the
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To quit tobacco easily and forever, he mag.
netic, full of life, nerve and vigor, take No-To
Bac. the wonder-worker, that makes weak men
strong. All druggists, 60c. or jl. Cure guar
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People of melancholic t-'inperament
rarely have blue eyes.
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Good breeding- is nothing more than
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Eyes with lonsr. sharp corners Indi
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tion. Pivs Cure Is the medlctna to break ap
;hildren' Coufrhs and Colds.--Mrs. M. t
Blunt. Spr&Kue. Waak March 8. UUi.
The white of the eye showing be
neath the iris is Indicative of nubility
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Work is a tonic; if you mention it to
lazy people. It helps their circulation.
"I have gone IS eaya at a time withont a
tavesaeas of tha sswsls, not being ao)e to
move them except by anlnjt not water injrrtiona,
Chranio constipation for seven years placed nie In
this terrible condition: during that time 1 did ev
erything! beard of but never found any relief; such
waa my easa until 1 began using CASCAHfcVlX 1
now bave from one to three passages a day. and if 1
was rich 1 would give Uua.O) for each movement; II
la such a relief." avlueu L. Hunt.
1S9 BusseU bl, IMirdlt. Mich.
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Worth $4 to $S compared i.fc
Indorsed by over
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ALL LEATHERS. ALL STYLES
TUB fiKXL.KE fca.a W. L. bea-laa'
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Take no substitute claimed
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them it not. we will vti( yon
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