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I DIDN'T THINK. -
If all the troubles in the world
Were traced back to the Mart,
We'd find not one in ten begun
From want of willing heart.
Bat there'i a sly woe-war king elf
Who larks about youth' brink,
And ore dismay he brinfajaway
The elf "I didn't think."
He seems so sorry when he's caught.
His mien is all contrite.
He so regrets the woe be wrought.
- And wants to make things right.
But wishes do not beal a wound, ,
Or weld a broken link. -The
heart aches on, the Unk la grata
All through "I didn't think."
When brain Is comrade to the heart
And heart from soul drsws grace,
"I didn't think" will quick derart
For lack of resting place.
If from that great unselfish stream,
The Golden Kale we drink.
We'll keep God's laws and have no cause
To say, "I didn't think."
-BUa Wheeler Wilcox.
1 Love's Vicissitudes.
'M going to enjoy myself all 1
can for the next three weeks.
'for after that I shall have to
settle down into a nice, respectable
matron;" and the speaker drew down
her pretty mouth in mock solemnity.
"That doesn't sound as if it were a
pleasurable anticipation," observed her
"There, Alvln, what makes you take
everything so seriously? Of course I
didn't mean it that way," exclaimed
Edna, half impatiently.
They had been engaged 'for some
time, and the day had been decided
upon which should see them united for
life. Edna Iewls was a bright, viva
clous girl, with mischief lurking in her
gray eyes. She loved excitement, while
Alvin Hall was quiet and rather grave.
"May I ask ?" he Inquired, "what are
the dissipations you are planning for
these three weeks?"
"Well, there's I-aura's party and the
moonlight excursion of the club, and
the circus Is coming next week you'll
take me to that, won't you, Alrln?"
"My dear Edna, yon know my views
on that subject. I do not think it a
proper place for a lady to visit."
"I don't think It's any harm, and I've
set my heart on going."
"To please me you will not go, Edna."
be said quietly.
"Well. Ishall. Jack Woods offered
to take me, and I said of course you
would. If you won't I'll go with him,
that's all," she exclaimed.
"Very well. If you choose to disregard
my wishes I cannot prevent it," and
with that he bade her good-by.
A week passed. At the party Edna
net Jack Woods.
"I suppose you and Alvln are going to
the circus?" he remarked, casually.
"Going to be a big thing this year."
"No. Alvin isn't going." she replied.
"He does not approve of thosSTIilngs."
"Whew! Aren't we good all at once?
It isn't right, though, for him to spoil
So Edna thought, and when Jack re
newed his offer of escort to the forbld-
,vented lt Somehow,
lover's Liauura showed that he had iio
forgiven her. Those were unhappy i
days. Edna was too proud to show her
regret, and only those nearest her
knew that she suffered. Alvln Hall
went West, and reports came to her
that he had married and settled down.
It was then that Jack asked her to be
his wife and she consented, though ac
knowledging that her heart bad been
given to another. She made him a
cozy home, however, and soon three lit
tle ones came to bless it.
But one day the change came. Her
husband was brought home Insensible,
and the doctor said that paralysis
would prevent him from ever working
again. Then Edna faced the problem
bravely. She obtained work as a dress
maker and earned enough to maintain
the family. At length her husband
died, and she was alone with her chil
dren, the oldest of whom, a bright boy
of 15, was employed in a store. One day
he came home breathless.
"Mother," he exclaimed, "to-day two
ladles came in. and one was asking
where she could find a good dress
maker. I made bold to speak about you.
and she gave me her' card, and said
would you please call to-morrow."
"I am glad of It, Jack," said his moth
er, "for I am not busy Just now."
The next day found her at the resl
" dence of Mrs. G lea son. Her references
being satisfactory, that lady gave her
a dress to be finished by the following
Saturday. Edna worked at it early and
late, and at the appointed time she
stood again on the step of that dwelling
so different from her own. A gentle
man answered the bell and invited her
"Mrs. Woods, Is It not?" he asked.
"My sister said she expected you, and,
as she was called out, she wished you
to await her return."
As he placed a chair for her she
thanked him; but something in her
manner made him observe her closely.
Her eyes wandered from a portrait in
one corner of the room to the face of
the man before her. The picture was
of a young man with dark, serious eyes
and a broad, high forehead. When
Edna saw it she started and turned
"Are you 111?" Inquired the gentle
man. He approached her. "Good heav
ens!" he cried, "Is It Edna, after all
"It Is strange that we should meet
again here," she murmured, trying to
"Yes," he answered. "How have you
fared since I saw you? Is your hus
"My husband died five years ago,"
she said quietly. "How are your fam
ily?" "They have been taken from me. 1
am alone, except for my sister."
They were silent for a little, each oc
cupied with many thoughts. At last
"I have much to ask forgiveness for,"
he said. "My heart has not changed
through my long absence. Tell me, can
you forgive my arrogance?"
"It was my fault, every bit of it," she
exclaimed with something of her old
impetuosity, "but I paid the penalty,"
"Then say we may begin over again."
he said eagerly, "and make bright the
short time that is left to us here. Will
"You don't know what you are say
ing." she faltered. "There are Jack, and
i:lie, and little Alvln "
"And. best of nil. there Is Edna," and
lie held her fast.
The door ojH'nod at this point, and
"rs. Gleason stood amazed.
"My dear," said her brother, with as
: m around his first and last lore, "I
. : in glad you found a dressmaker, but
I'm afraid yon will hare to change, bs
i.uh ska bales to ma."
Observation of Cosnntoanlnc TMaajr
by the Ate Laos Qlobo Man.
. Every prodigal knows the fatted eal'
People soon learn to dislike a prett?
girt who Is slouchy.
No sane woman, past 85 years of age
has aa Ideal.
No difference how cheap a thing If
offered, people want It for less.
. Every renter asks bo much that ha
finally moves. Just because be Is mad.
A yacht race seems to need Just what
:be human race has too much of wind.
A farmer's wife can beat bar husband
selling butter and eggs to a store
You are In favor of the heathen so
ceptlng religion, but do yon accept V
There Is nothing to some men, except
that they are smart and well educated.
A busy man always hates the fellow
who has nothing to do beyond giving
The sverage man goes borne from a
visit sooner than he expected. Th
average woman remains longer.
We have noticed that those persons
who have great confidence In medicine
usually have great confidence In re
ligion. At- the foot of a two-column notice ot
a wedding, it is generally stated that
the groom Is a clerk, and a rising
When t a woman has Imaginary
trouble, she has a great deal to aay
about the flower, that, being trampled
on. gives out a sweeter odor. -
It la one of the unfortunate things of
life that when a family has quail to eat.
their neighbors don't know It as they do
when onions are fried.
Some people have never purchased a
gold brick for no other reason than that
the gold brick man has never suspected
them of having the price.
After a woman has been told she Is a
good manager, she makes herself un
popular by attempting to manage hei
friends' affairs, as well aa her own.
Before marrying a girl, young man.
look her mother over. Ton can tell
what a girl will be twenty or thirty
years hence by looking at her mother.
rATE OF AN INDIAN MURDERER.
Qneer Capital PmUhmiat Am one t
Primitive Mexican Tribe,
Speaking of primitive law among the
Mexican Indians brings to mind a most
curious case that was told roe some
years ago In the State of Oaxaca by an
old Zapoteca chief who bad become a
convert to Christianity. He said that s
long while ago an American botanist
was traveling through the mountain
of Oaxaca studying the rare and beau
timul flora of that region. He had with
him a uiozo from another part of the
country. He carried several gold pieces
sewed In the lining of his Jacket. The
mozo became aware of that fact, and
one day when the botanist got down on
his knees to drink at a little spring, the
mozo cut his head oft with a machete,
took the gold pieces and fled to the high
Not long after the body was fonnd bj
some Zapoteca Indians, who had seen
the botanist in former days studying
the flowers and plants near their vil
lage. They knew that he was a harm
less and good man, because he loved
flowers. All Mexican Indians love flow-
- v v- -sort to the chief
found. " '
What."' be aatd,J"shall the kind
stranger with the wWte face, who loved
flowers and sought not our goods, no
insulted our women, come to such a
dog's death among us and not be aveng
ed?" He then dispatched four swift Indian
runners in different directions, with or
ders not to return without the murder
er. After a week's time they returned,
bearing the malefactor, bound, in thett
midst. A council of old men was called.
The case was examined. The guilt of
the mozo was proved, as be still bat
with him the strange pieces of gold.
Then the old chief gave the sentence.
It was speedily performed. They led
the trembling murderer to the center
of the little plaza. There four green
stakes were driven in the ground. The
murderer was stripped naked and
stretched by the wrists and feet in the
air among the four stakes, to which he
was lashed. Then the Indians made a
great heap of unslaked lime under the
wretched man's body, and when the
heap touched his breast and sides they
poured water over It until the scalding
steam of the burning lime had cooked
all the flesh from the bones. Then they
took the bones and threw them into a
hole In the mountain side. And so was
the stain of the murdered man's Mood
covered and vengeance was wrought by
the Indians in behalf of "the whH
stranger who was good and loved flow
ers." Mexico Two Republics.
Electricity and 8kla Coloring.
It has been noted that In the surgical
uses of electricity the color of the skin
has been changed and there Is no doubt
that the electric current has a direct
action on the coloring matter or pig
ment of the epidermis. Now it Is nei
ther Impossible, nor even Improbable,
that electricity acts on the pigment.
since it always leaves behind It light
colored scars. Hence to bleach a Kaf
fir or a Zulu, a Yolof or an Abyssinian,
Instead of buying soap and rice water,
set to work to deplgmentlze him elec
trically. Spanish OlBoers Rewarded.
Spanish army officers are receiving
honors and rewards on a lavish scale,
notwithstanding their 111 success In the
war. It Is said that the honor list for
the campaign will contain the names of
between 500 and 000 officers. For their
services In Cuba In 1896 and the follow
ing year 88 generals, 1,882 other officers
and 680 non-commissioned officers hav
Work ca Eiffel Towsr.
The Eiffel Tower is being put in read
iness for the exposition. It Is to bs
given a coat of enamel paint In five
shades, graded from lemon-chrome on
the summit to deep orange on the pe
destal. Two coats will be applied, for
which nearly fifty tona of enamel wll'
In families where they don't put u;
any fruit, one of the children Is sen)
around the corner for canned peaches
whenever company unexpected It
We never saw a boy down town with
bis mother so young that he didn't
draw back when aha entered a dry
Iber Is a IMnTersaost.
"Does your daughter play tha piano?"
"She says she does, but It sounds
more to me as If she were working It.'
The average man'a
or leas elastic
Love of virtue la aa native to
aa love of knowledga.
A DEPARTMENT FOR LITTLE
BOYS AND GIRLS.
Something that Will latsrast tats Jn
vsaile Me Sahara sf it very aasehala
Quint Actlaas and Bright Baring
f Many fata aa Canalaa; Childraav
Once there waa a little girl who spent tht
summer days .
(Vith sheep and cows and pigeons and
horses out to graae,
nd other gentle comrades. Tbey all had
Except a horrid parrot with a very bril
Who never made polite remarks, bar al
ways moaned instead,
"Ob, ah. wah! Ah. hoop-bah! I don't
want to go to bed!"
Now all these other animals were very,
They neighed or they brayed, or they
crowed or purred or mooed;
They barked or tbey bleated, or they
quacked or clacked or cooed;
Bat still that hateful parrot, he drooped
his gaudy bead.
And with a twinkle in Ms eye be dolor
"Oh. ah. wah! Ah, hoop-bah! I don't
want to go to bed!"
. The Sultan's Boa.
The young son of "the Sick Man ot
nrope," aa be has been called for so
long, has Jnst been admitted to the re
ligion of the Mussulman, and to cele
brate that event haa bad his photo-i
graph taken. The little Prince Abdul
Rahlm Effendi Is Jnst 5 years old, the
necessary age for initiation Into the
mysteries of the religion of Islam. His
admission Into the sacred order war
made the occasion of a grand fete.
Where Biddy Fonnd tha Clothaa.
It was the funniest thing! Thay took
t ride right over the church steep but
li st's beginning at the wrong end!
Bensle says I always tell my stories
back end to. This is how Bensle tell
'em: . . .
----- r .. -Iwttl hs-
. upon a time") papa, vat
on .de lawn a-mowln' with that
rom'cal little carpet-sweeper. Biddy
had Just got the clothes all spread out
alee, 'side of the kitchen door. Then't
when It happened Just after Biddy
It came up Just as quick a little big
whirlwind and took Biddy's clothes up
in Its arms an' carried 'em off! Yes, it
did. Papa looked right up In the air
an" saw 'em a-flyin'! Tbey went np
twice as high as the meerln'-house,
right over the steeple! You can 'mag
Ine how they must've looked to papa,
in' don't yon guess he laughed? Well
you've guessed right, 'cause he did!
An' the funniest of all the thlngi
those clothes did was just too perfect
ly com'cnl for anything! Our night
gowns did it Bensle's ' an' mine.
They're real long nightgowns, you
know, an they filled all full of the
whirlwind till the sleeves bulged out
round, and the rest of 'em, too, just at
If Bensle and I were In 'em! And they
acted as if they were real frightened
ailin' up there so high, an' put tbeli
arms round each other and held on ts
each other! That's the way Bensl
and I do wben we're frightened. Pspa
laughed and laughed, and then he cams
in to tell us 'bout It. The clothes sailed
'way over into the minister's orchard
an' sat down there toTest an' that'
where Biddy found 'em!
And that's the right end of the story
to stop at. only Bensle always sayr
"the end." Youth's Companion.
Weeds Have Wins.
"Mamma. I never knew weeds wen
so pretty. Just look there." And
Grade held before her mother a down;
white globe of the dalntest texture
clinging to a stiff little stem.
"Isn't it beautiful!" said mamma.
"See, the globe is made of whits
"Wings?" said Gracle, wonderlngly
"They look like little white stars."
"Yes," answered mamma, "they do,
but they are really wings. Do yon set
the cluster of little brown seeds at thf
"Yes," 8a Id Gracle, looking at It cars
"Now," said mamma, "pull one ol
them out. No, wait. Blow the glob
So Grade blew upon It gently and lo
away floated the little white star, eack
carrying with It a tiny brown seed.
"Now, do you see," asked mamma
"why I called them wings? Each lis
tie seed has a wing, and when tha wins'
Mows upon it. It flies away, carrying
its seed with it. and then It drops down
sometimes a long way from the spot
where the little weed which bore it
grew, and there the little seed" lies un
til It sinks into the earth, ripens, and
sends forth another weed of the same
"Isn't It wonderful, mamma? And
see, too, how beautiful each little wing
is 1 don't think I shall ever say 'old
weeds' again. Their seed wings are
as pretty as the flowers."
Artist Who Loved Children.
Sir Edward Burne-Jones, the artist.
loved children very dearly. When hla
small children were naughty their
mamma punished them by atandlnc
them for a few minutes In a corner.
with their faces to the wall. This
seemed to be quite severe punishment
to their beauty loving papa. So be bad
painted in the corners where his chil
dren were punished sprays of flowers,
saying. "If be has to go to the corner
I am determined he shall 'or him
self there." It Is also aa that tha
artist, when visiting, fonnd a child of
his host receiving the same punish
ment, and that he quietly sketched,
with a pencil, flying birds in tha
where the smaU boy stood,
LIITLI TUBKIS8 FBIXCB.
THE RETIRED BURGLAR. -
Is Marmjlsnsly Dsvsleaod '
Hearts and Tonch.
"It Is not always possible," said the
retired burglar, -to avoid making a
noise In a house; which doesn't seem
markable when yon take into account
:he fact that a man la all the time in.
itrange houses, and mora or less of the
:lme In the dark; the wonder Is that a
nan doesn't fan over something seven
teen times In a night and rouse the
whole neighborhood. A man's got his
amp with him, to be sure, but he can't
ie all the time fooling around with
:hat; la hla ordinary goings about ha
-elles upon hla sense of touch, which
omea to be very sensitive.
"A great help to a man In getting
about Is the fact that there's more or
ess sameness to houses. In the arrange
ment of the stairs and halls; and things
h general; he isn't an architect, but he
as at least Inspected a good many
louses, and a glance at the start, as a
general thing, will tell him how things
Ie. And so. while he's got his lamp,
ie relies a good deal on his senses of
much and hearing. I don't know, but
seems to me that I could feel a door,
xr a wall, or a partition before I
touched It, by the compression of the
air between It and my shoe as I put my
!oot forward, and one la In a state of
constant readiness to stop. And no
natter bow hard a man's hands may be
hey are velvet-tipped as far as the
tense of touch Is concerned, and as
fielding as willow. If he touches any-
:nlng movable he rarely upsets it,
:bough be may sometimes; but the only
a-onder to me Is, as I said, that he
loesn't fall over things right and left.
"But while he is quiet himself, any
loise, however slight, made by anybody,
n the house, he can hear with oer
alnty; he comes to be very sensitive
ibout that, too. If a man In a loom
verhead gets out of bed and stands on
the floor you inn feel him If you don't
Sear him. You know how boards that
Save been trodden down upon the
seams that support them swell np
igain If they are not walked npon for a
time; the fllers of the wood spring back
o their original form. Then when yon
jvalk on them for the first time, when
hey settle down, you hear them creak;
-he way stairs do. the first time any
ody goes down 'em In the morning,
rou might hear a sound like this when
t man, however quiet he might be hlm
telf, got up and stood on the floor. But
f It was a perfectly firm and solid and
lettled floor, that made no sound what
ever, you could still feel him by the vl-
iration of the house caused by the
ihlftlng of his weight, communicated to
rou from the beams of the floor upon
which he stood, through the wails, and
-.hence through the beams of the floor
ipon which you are standing. The vi
bration might be so slight that it could
tcarcely be measured by any known
neans. bnt in your condition of sensi
Jveness you could feel It.
"I really believe that In a frame house
( could feel a mouse walking on the
Joor above. I don't mean a rat. Some
rimes you bear a rat running across a
Joor; and that, under such circum
itances. makes practically as much
tound and shake as a horse would gal
oping over a wooden bridge; but I
nean that I think I could feel a mouse
walking slowly over a- floor overhead;
tnd you can easily Imagine that if a
nan should knock down anything In
t house, anything whatever, why. It
vta more noiaa than an earthquake.
-1 still nave nai sensitiveness--or
touch. Just the same; and. though I
lon't visit other peoples bouses at a
ate hour, as I formerly did, I find my
self In my own house just as suscepti
ble as ever to tl.e faintest sound or Jar."
I.Ike Fladlag Menay.
The use of the Endless Chain Starch
Book In the purchase of "Bed Cross" and
'Hablngera Best" starch, makes It Just
like finding money. Why, for only So yon
are enabled to get one large lOo package
of "Bed Crosa" starch, one large 10c pack,
age of "Hubinger'a Best" starch, with the
premiums, two Shakespeare panels, print
ed in twelve beautiful colors, or one Twea-
ieth Coutary Girl Calendar, embossed in
gold. Ask your grocer tor this starch and
tbtututbe beautiful Christmas presents fre
The Names of the Contractors.
Two park laborers sat on a curbstone
opposite the Museum of Arts and Sci
ences In New York eating luncheon out
jf their palls. " Tls a folne big bulld
,ng." said one of them; "you'd never
think they'd put up that solid a strook
chur just to kape dead boogs an' other
eraehures In." "Indade. no," replied
the other, "but what are tbim big let
ters cut Into the stone above the win
dies the names av?" "I dono," said the
first speaker. He fell to spelling out
the words, and presently a ray of Intel
ligence succeeded the puzzled expres
sion on his face. "Sure, I have It," he
said. "Thlm Is the names av the con
tractors." Patrick made a good guess,
for the names graven In the stone were
Aeschylus, Sophocles, Pericles, Herodo
tus. Socrates, Thucydldes and Demos
thenes. A Sew Cab-Fare Meter.
A fare meter that claims to possess
several -Improvements upon the tax
meter, has been recently introduced.
The apparatus has two dials which are
Inside the vehicle, one of which shows
the distance run In miles and yards,
and the other the time which has
elapsed since the hiring of the cab, both
starting from sero when the hirer en
ters the vehicle. In addition, there are
secret registers by which the proprie
tor can tell the exact distance run by
the cab during the day, so aa to check
the driver's accounts. The connection
between the wheel and the mechanism
is by a steel wire which receives a to-and-fro
motion from a cab on the hub,
and' works a rachet wheel In the fare
Sick headache. Food doesn't di
gest well, appetite poor, bowels con
stipated, tongue coated. It'a your
liver I AVer's Pills are liver pills,
easy and aafe. They cure dyspep
sia, biliousness. 25c. All Druggists.
I Want joor moastacbs or ess4 a bsaattful
; BUCKINGHAM'S DYE
Advbed fa Set
Advice of "fflrsT
. w. Mnuii no. eaJai
lunn w - - -
I inflammation and falling'
of tha womb, and inflammation of
ovaries, and waa in great pain. I took
medicine prescribed by a physician,
bnt it did ma no good. At last I heard
of Lvdia E. Plnkhama Vegetable Com
pound, and after using it faithfully I
am thankful to say lama well women.
X would advise all suffering women to
seek advice of Mrs. Pinkham." Mas.
G. H. rntPTMA. GBAXT PABK, IlX.
"For several years my health waa
miserable. I suffered tha moat dread
ful pains, and waa almost on tha verge
of insanity. I consulted ona of the
best physicians in New York, and ha
pronounced my disease a fibroid tumor,
advising an operation without delay,
saying that it waa my only chance for
life. Other doctors prescribed strong
and violent medicine, and ona said I
waa incurable, another told ma my
only salvation waa galvanic batteries,
which I tried, but nothing relieved me.
Ona day a friend called and begged ma
to try Lydia E. Pinkham'e Vegetable
Compound. I began its use and took
several bottles. From the very first
bottle there was a wonderful change
for the better. The tumor haa disap
peared entirely and my old spirits have
returned. I heartily recommend your
medicine to all suffering women."
Mas. Va Cwtrr, 418 Sauhdkbs Av-,
Jbbskt Citt Heights, N. J.
CHICAGO TAXPAYERS' MONEY,
Chicago taxpayers contribute every
year, in ona way or another, over $16,
000,000 for tha support ol their city
government and the school system. The
figure below gives the taxpayer, at a
glance, an opportunity to learn bow
each dollar he contributes to the pnblic
use la divided among the various uses
to which the money raised by taxation
Is put. It shows the proportion given
the schools, that to the police, what the
fire department gets, and so on. As It
haa been found Impossible to show the
amount spent for salaries In each de
partment the entire proportion given to
each department. Including what It
pays for salaries, has been thrown to
gether and then a separate statement
made for the salaries not Included'"
any of the department figures. Chicago
"Marriage," says a fair correspond
ent, "in common with all the blessing!
and evils of this world, is governed by
the laws of compenaatton. A man loses,
possibly, ft certain amooci'of liberty
a vague term at best ha may, perhaps,
have to deny himself his cigar and a
few other unnecessary luxuries. Hs
moat. In short, be a little leas self-centered
than formerly. Yet are not his
denials more than amply repaid by
gaining a comfortable home, where h
reigns paramount, where he la consid
ered, loved and waited npon at every
step? Above all, on securing a tender,
sympathetic, loving helpmeet, always
ready to sink Into oblivion her own wor
ries and troubles, to advise and cheer
him In the dally fight, to sympathise lo
trouble, to nurse In Illness and to trans
form his very faults Into virtues. AH
this and more a man gains as a reward
for a little self-denial and an increased
responsibility, and I say It Is emphat
ically untrue that men 'rank wedlock a
a tremendous and most undoubtedly
uneven bargain.' Don't judge men by a
few who, unworthy to be husband
themselves, bave been disappointed In
their wives, or by those small-minded
creatures who lack the faculty for see
ing two sides of a question. No; mar
riage, where man and wife are true to
their calling. Is an undoubtedly even
and profitable bargain."
Every State is settled differently, is the con
tention of a writer in Ainslee'a. -Look np into
Idaho," he says, "once called the 'mountain
walled fastness,' and realize how long the
pioneer must have been held there in lonely
solitude before the fame of his success with
the soil or with the mines could have reached
the other world, and then calculate why
Idaho has given existence to the Coenr d'Alene,
and why it has men in Congress with the
electric vim of Dubois. Can a man arise from
such an environment without bearing with
him the resoluteness of the mailer, even
though he fail after he has emerged T'
Life is continually weighing us in
very sensitive scales and telling every
one of us precisely what his real weight
Is to the last grain of dust.
How's THIS T
We offer One Hundred Dollars Rewarrt tot
any case of Catarrh that cannot be oorad bt
Hall's Catarrh Com.
F. J. Cbbhbv A Co Toledo, O.
Wa, the undersigned, have known F. J. Che
ney for tha last 15 rears, and believe him per
fectly honorable In all business transactions
and financially able to carry out any obliga
tion made by their firm.
Wbst A Tao ax. Wholesale Druaglsta.Tolado.
Waldiso, Kins ah A Mabvib, Wholesale
Draasfsta. Toledo, Ohio.
Hall's Catarrh Oura is taken internally, act-Ing-
directly upon tha Mood and mooons sur
faces of the system. Testimonials sent frea.
Price, "Sc. per bottle. Sold by all Druggists.
Halt's Family PtUa are tha bast.
Mankind generally are like soap bub
bles floating: along the stream some
are larger and more brittle than others,
because they have more wind in them.
Cste Guaranteed, by DR. J.B. MAYER.
101S ARCH ST., 1-miUpa. Basest one';
no operation or delay trom busineam. Consulta
tion tree. Endorsements of physicians, ladies
sad pro ml sent citizens, send lor circular. Ofbc
hoursSA. M. to I P. M
Man lacks nothing more than right
eous courage to resist injustice; death
Is too late and too Ignominious a retreat
from human oppression.
FRESH LITERARY NOTES.
Birthplace el the Tweatteth Ccatary.
The cradle of the sew century is a remote,
isolated qnsrtcr of the globe where there are
few people to hail its birth. In that country
the twentieth century will be an infant of quite
considerable growth before time can speed
its dawning into the nest nearest habitation
of man. John Ritchie, Jr., will tell "Where
the New Century will Really Begin," in the
January Ladies' Home Journal.
Good nature is the very air of a good
mind; the sign of a large and generous
soul and the peculiar soil In which vlr
Fist's Core en red me of a Throat and Lang
rouble of three years' standing. E. Cast,
aiiwi i i wn . ciwv. aa, assa.
There are ideas powerful enough to
revolutionise society they only wait
to oe incarnaiea in a sincere ana nn
ts tha Darsdssnasd.
no flag of truce.
Service la great
er than sover
eignty. ' When money Is
king misery la
Oircumstanc a s
are less potent
There Is a tree
The neighborhood of need la tha
A good pastor la an Incarnation of
the Good Shepherd.
Grasp the Irksome duty tight, it shall
turn to aweet delight.
Courtesy may conceal selfishness, bat
Christ alone can cure It.
Many a geologist haa yet stumbled
and fallen over a atone.
The true church Is the hospital where
the Great Physician walks.
Weaken your lusts by starving them
before you wrestle with them.
The preacher who starves his head,
cannot feed his people's hearts.
If the heart-strings are rightly moved
the pnrse-strlngs will surely be loos
ened. The man who calls himself a "mod
erate drinker" deceives nobody but
Sunday Is not to teach us to give God
one-seventh, but to remind us that all
time Is His.
We can bear one another's burdens
without being busy-bodies In each
"Inasmuch as ye did it not," will
ring In the ears of some of the lost,
through all eternity.
If we were more anxious to get
Christ to church, we would have to
worry less about the crowd.
FLORA TEMPLE'S SHOE.
Btory of One tha Mare 'Wore When She
Broke the World's Record.
John K. Borne, of this city, who hat
for several years been a visitor at the
summer hotel conducted by Mart Kim
ble near Honesdale, Pa., has presented
to Mr. Kimble a souvenir which would
be highly prized by many turfmen. The
souvenir Is one of the shoes taken from
Flora Temple Immediately after her
great race against her own and the
world's record In 1858. She was shod
for the occasion, and immediately .after
the race the shoes were taken off, aa
they could not be used on ordinary
roads. The owner of Flora Temple wag
an Intimate friend of Mr. Rome, and
presented to him one of the shoes, with
the request that be see how long he
could keep It in his possession.
For forty years Mr. Rome has guard
ed the memento with jealous eyes, but
last week, believing that the shoe
would be an interesting object to oth
ers, he presented It to Mr. Kimble. It
ta a dainty piece or workmanship, well
befitting the mare about whom clings
more horse gossip, romance and Inter
est than has been allotted to any other
of her kind. It Is nearly round, and Its
diminutive sise Indicates the dainty
formation of Flora's foot It Is ex
tremely thin, and the nail holes In It can
hardly be pierced with a knitting
needle. It waa gilded when taken off,
bat the gold has worn off, and the beau
tiful workmanship of the blacksmith is
The hoof side of the shoe Is slightly
rusted, but otherwise the shoe is as It
waa when the unknown Flora stepped
on It into fame.
Tradition has It that Flora Temple
was of humble origin and that In her
early days she was worked as a truck
horse. She was sold for flfiO just be
fore her fortunes began to mend. Her
purchaser fortunately could recognize
merit no matter how lowly its origin.
No other horse was for so long a time
the undisputed "Queen of the Turf."
At that time "2:40 on the plank road"
Indicated the fastest trotting time. Ta
cony got the record down to 2:25H in
1853 and held It there until three years
later, when Flora Temple lowered It to
2:24, and that record stood until 1859,
when It was dedded to give Flora an
opportunity to beat her own record, as
no other horse seemed to be able to do
It. The event was awaited for with
great Interest by sporting men, and the
result, lowering the record by four and
three-fourths seconds, was received
with profound surprise.
The best horsemen of that day ex
pressed the belief that the feat would
never be repeated. Whatever the rec
ord now be. Flora Temple h) held In lov
ing memory by old-time turfmen, and
they will learn with pleasure that one
of her' shoes worn on the occasion of
her memorable race against her own
record is stiH, preserved. New York
Dot's Prayer for Peaoe.
On one evening little 4-year-old Dor
othy had failed to remember her father
In her prayer because he had scolded
her. "You must pray for papa, too.
Dot," said her mother. "But I don't
want to," replied the little one. "But
you must. Dot," said her mother. Drop
ping npon her knees again Dot added:
And for pity's sake, bless papa, too.
and let us have peace In the family."
Cost of a Mnddy lay.
It has been calculated that the cost
of a muddy day In London Is some
thing like $25,000.
Exhibit of Serpenta.
Brazil will exhibit 500 varieties of
serpents at the Paris Exhibition in
Some people expect ten cents' worth
of entertainment for every nickel's
worth of trade they give yon.
Cecil Rhodes' Ambition.
Sixteen years ago Cecil J. Rhodes,
then a man of small means and no po
UtJcal record, stood In a small Klm-
berley shop and looked for a long time
at a map of Africa which hnng on the
wall. An acquaintance who had
watched him for several minutes
stepped up to Rhodes and aaked him
whether he was attempting to find the
location of Klmberley. Mr. Rhodes
made no reply for several seconds,
then placed his right hand over the
map and covered a large part of south
and central Africa, from the Atlantic
to the Indian Ocean. "All that Brit
lshr he said. "That la my dream."
"I will give you ten years to realise it,"
said the friend. "Give me ten more,"
said Rhodes, "and then we'll have a
new map." Three-fourths of the re
quired time has passed and the full
realization of Rhodes' dream must take
place within the next four years.
Tfce Universal lismsauaga.
t a recent meeting of tha Bassiat
Academy of Seienoes Prof. Dills advo
eased tha use of Bullish aa a onlrersa
tsasmsgs far taasi at asssaasv
Some grocers are so short sighted as to decline to
keep the Ivory Soap, claiming it does not pay as much
profit as inferior qualities do, so if your regular grocer
refuses to get it for you, there are undoubtedly otners
who recognize the fact that the increased volume of
business done by reason of keeping the best articles
more than compensates for the smaller profit, and will
fake pleasure in getting it for you.
A- i mtq No Capital or Experience Required.ot
asatt . H, r . IT1 leaaf til goods are sold. Nature's Remedies are warranted. . I ij
?T?7 . vtTT. vou loo profit. Tha A. H. Lewis Med. Co.. Bolivar. Mn '
Jews In Palestine.
There Is a new Turkish regulation re
sulting Jewa arriving at Yafa to leave
the country again in thirty or ninety
days. If they come as visitors. There
Is no provision, however, as to how
these people are to be made to return.
Aa the Turks do not accept the word of
the immigrants on landing, a system of
money pledges has been resorted to.
This may be called "fine," "tax," "de
posit," "backshish," '-bail," or 'pledge."
It is a money guaranty that the parties
will carry out the requirement of the
Turkish Government. Unless they pay
the guaranty the immigrants have
great trouble In landing. In many cases
the consul Is appealed to, and rather
than see them starve or sent back t& the
steamer, which would probably not re
ceive them again, he gives his word as
security, that they will leave the coun
try at the expiration of the time speci
fied. Respectable American Jews, go
ing there as bona fide travelers, encoun
ter no more trouble than do Christian
travelers. It is the Immigrant class
Russian or Polish Jews who are sus
pected by the authorities as likely to
swell the ranks of the colonists
'Let me most fervently warn all your
lady readers against the deadly habit of
drinking' or sipping scents," said a lead
ing doctor, referring to tbe now preva
'Generally, merely In ordte to do
something daring, a young sc.olglrl
will take a sip at her jnnthjjrs selgnl
bottle. The habit grows. It Is only
natural It should, since when a woman
Is, as she thinks. Innocently sipping the
Juice of some sweet flower, she is in
reality drinking a form of alcohol much
more deadly In Its effects than her bus
band's most daring drink.
"Perhaps when I tell you that mort
than half the serious mental and physi
cal breakdowns among society leader?
which come under my notice can he
traced to this secret scent drinking,
your readers will take warning anil
stop now immediately. I would rather
foster a love for cold gin in my own
daughter than one for the finest scent
ever manufactured. The hold of the
former over her would be comparative
ly easy to conquer; but once let the
craving for scent clutch a woman, ami
only the grave can cure her."
Bars the Nickels.
From saving, eomes having, ask your
grocer how yon can save 15c by investing
So. He can tell you Just how yon can got
one large 10c paekage ot "Bed Crosa"
starch, one large lOe package of "Enbln-
ger'a Best" starch, with the premiums, two
beautiful Shakespeare panels, printed in
twelve beautiful oolors, or one TwenttetU
Century Girl Calendar, all for 6c. Ask your
grocer for this ataroh and obtain these
beautiful Christmas presents bee.
Don't Use "Esquire."
The word "esaulre." or. as It la irener-
ally abbreviated, "esq.," Is becoming
more and more obsolete In America.
And It Is well that this is so. for It never
had any place here. Even In England,
wnere it oelongs, it Is woefully mis
used, and always has been, for not nn
person out of a great many can tell
wno are legally esquires. They are all
sons of peers, baronets and knihta: thA
elder eons of the younger sons of peeis.
ana meir eldest sons In perpetuity; the
eldest son of the eldest son nf Vntoht
and his eldest son in perpetuity; kinss
an. arms, uerauas or arms, officers of the
army ana navy ranking as captains and
upward, sheriffs of counties for life,
I. P.'s of counties while In commission!
queen's counsel, companions of the or
ders of knighthood, the principal offi
cers of the queen's household, deputy
lieutenants, commissioners of the court
af bankruptcy, masters of the supreme
court and those whom the queen may
ee proper to style "esquire."
All others have no right to any thing
beyond the simple prefix "Mr."
Language is the dress of thought.
flTe P00" Proenrlng the Enslra, Chsl. starch Book from their
Rroeer will eaoh obtala one large 10c package ot Ked Crow" Starch, on LiM"
.-Li?!0-8!.!!:, I,"",,ers Beat atmrcfc, two Bbalcespeare panels, print"! In
- !!! e,0r"' " natnr fe. or one Twentieth Century Girl Cal. n.i ir, IM
flaest ot Its kind ever printed, all absolutely free. AU others proc-urluR the :.! '
Cfcala Starch Beek, will obtaia from their grocer the above gools for 5c. "'td
VT' " S'arcl. Is something entirely new, and is without doubt t"" P1'
est Invention of tha Twentieth t t II
. i una ao equal, una surpasses an oiu..
das won for Itself praise trom all parts of the United Stales. It has auperseJu-l every
thing heretofore used or known to science In the laundry art. It Is made from wheat,
toe aad corn, aad chemically prepared upon scientific principles by J. c. if ntiinf"'
K"mLt ,wm Mpert la the laundry profession, who has had twenty-five W
raetleal experience la fancy laaaderlng. and wno was tne nrsr. suUO,iu origin"
uveater ot aU flse grades ot starch In the United States. Ask your grocers for this
Itareh aaa obtala these beaattfal Christmas presents tree.
uvtii a eaaaat f O CINCINNATI
The Colored Problem.
"Benjamin Franklin, go r!;ht aloug
an' agitate yo'eelf toward rle prox'.mitj
ob dat cawn field. What's de use ot
yo' poor ole fader climbin' le tree ot
biography an' plckln' out de l.est
names fer yo' ef yo' doan' lib r,p to yo
namesake, fur de lan' sake? I Mr wa
yo' brudder George Washington. Now
he's makln' hatchets in an a I factory In
Atlanty an' drlnkln' cherry braii-ly faw
his health. Dar was yo' bruddet
Thomas Edison; he was run ol-er by an
electric cyar. Dat was acconlin' to de
'ternal fitness ob tin;;s, as Ctuiine-ey
Depew says, an' dar was yo' urn-It- Pat
rick Henry an' he went down to 'JVxas
an" dey gib him liberty an' d- ll' bofe.
Yo' wants to coincide wid de coinci
dence, an' lib up to yo' blue chiny. else
yoj slide off on yo' ear. 1! tijatnin
Franklin he dronl de 'leetrie fluid from
de clouds an' yo' couldn' draw a box ot
hairpins In a tousand dollar lottery. Yo'
kin experiment wid a bottle an' a
smokehouse key, but dey's de wrong
kind. Talk 'bout 'lectric'ty; yo' would
n't strike nottin' widout yo' fall ober on
it You hear me. Benjamin Franklin."
Apologies are lawful tender.
4 ilia bt-bt remedy for
lQUPfil Consumption. Curt 9
C a as ,Tr Coughs, Colds, Grippe,
W V I U I J Bronchitis, Hoarse
st ncss. Asthma, U'hoopir'ff
"tmilin. Cl6Wfv.aiaaa3CT : tM.tire results. -
W. L. DOUGLAS
$3 & 3.50 SHOES union
Worth. $4 to $6 compared
wnn oiner makes.
TniireMl bv nvr
l,MMl,ooo ue.irer fT Y,
The THifM have W. I,
Uourui name and prut-1
5iamei on tx
not, we will :
i Vm recetnt ot nnre. Male
ji s . - , " .
tuna oi eat ner. size, and w;u:fi, pu;n or
cap toe. Caulneue C free.
W L DOUGLAS SHOE CO., Brockton, Mass.
FOR FIFTY YEARS!
has brrn rot hr million or mit!i" f '" '
tht-lrctallrlrpn while Tn-thinx for over F.ftv a
ltara It soothes Hie chll 1. .linn tli: 1
gums, allays all nuln.rurvn ivln l iu u ..at
u lite bnt remedy tor dlurrli eu.
Twenty-live Cent? i R,,,., .
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Uuus ul taMiaoniaJsacd lOilai) t .-tnlnt
area. Dr. H. H. 8Ra"a boms, Boi . tint. o..
Cures Coughs antl Colts
1 w. i e
I j . -ated
CURED bv DS. KUSF-S IMI.CIlilI.Mi
Toxic. Used smce-.-tully
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Patients paving expreixm
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t Successfully Prosecutes Claims.
LatsPrroctp&l Examiner U.S. P. uaiou Hur. au.
3yriu civil war.lbadjudicalituzcluuu- utT.v mucs
Uali iuIi-in "
by heirs of tha lata Anlhnnv Pollnk.
maritime life-saving- appliance. W "in !
information. -MASON, I t:.WU K A
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