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Thrrr ntv hiilinn1fl who nro pretty,
There nro htitinm, trim urn witty,
There nre huMmmU fcit In public ore a miiII
Intr n tin morn.
There nro lm1:ntult who nre hcvilthy.
There nro liulmn! u ho nro wrn'Miy,
But the rvnl nnctciUr Iiutiniil wrH, rV n?rfr
yet Iuhmi torn!
Pnmo fur rtiviiKtli tf Ihvo nre IioumI,
Who nro rviilly so ik-voti-il
flint whem-Vr tluMr wwn nro uWiii I hoy run
IntwoHu) nml fm lnrnt
Ami wMif tiimv nnO t'v vti'I! rt,,f1 i.pn
Who's n luiri) kkmI it ml klml diu;,
Vet the mnl iint'ollc htibatiilnh, he's nrvef
yet hot'ii !orn!
So tho wiminn who l mnlc-d
To the tnnii'w ho way t rntr'l
As pretty fnlr honM rhcrhh him fnrovor nd
For Ihe renl nnirvlic erentmv,
J'erfrrt, quite, in every feature.
Bo Ims never heen ltcrervtl, and ho won't bo,
Clncinnntt Cotmaervlnl OAeltft.
A LUCKY HUSSIAK.
In ths lieiirt of tli Urnl tnnniitnlnn,
which divide Mlieria from Russia, stiintl
tho largest sheet iron wnrlts in the uni
verse. Owned nncl maiinifOil liy the Rus
rinn government, they constitute nn en
tire city and nre fortified like a fort
against the rest of the world.
Bnrainn sheet iron, ns every one
knows, is the strong-st and best pro
duced by any nation, nnd the process of
Its manufacture is jealously guarded by
the authorities. One who enters tho
service of the company never aKain sees
the outside, world. He gives up every
thing freedom, family, friends, all for
the sum of a few jjitiful rubles a month
delivered where ldiooses. He is there
in the works, but be mijjht as well be in
his grave. Not a word can lie obtained
concerr.iiitf him. nnd should he live 20
years after entering the service fir die
the next day not even his family would
be the wiser, unless tho fttoppnifo of tho
monthly stipend revealed the fata of the
man. Once in awhile ono tries to es
cape; not often, however, for tliey are
always caught and always shot as n
warning to others for the attempted
It was a crisp October night in tho lit
tle village of Obvinsk, about 200 miles
from tho great Iron works. Tho weather
wns sharp, the trees and vpij-etntion
turned to n reddish brown all but tho
lichens ami mosses, which seemed to
crouch into tho very bowlders in their
effort to shield themselves from the keen
wind, sweeping knifclike from the snow
Petroff Norvitski entered his poor hut
as his wife Kartina placed their scant
supper of dry bread nnd potatoes on the
little fir table, on which flickered and
flared a bit of candle end stuck in a gourd
"I n tired through, wife," said lie,
"and will go to lied, but cheer np before
I go; sunshine is always back of the
clonds. True, tho crops have failed and
I can get no work, bnt tho Blessc I Vir
gin will surely gee ns through the win
ter." And with a tender kiss to wif j and
babies Petroff sought the rest he so much
needed. He shut his eves, bnt ' not to
sleep, and only to turn over and over in ,
his fevered brain the probability of see- I
ing his family starve and freeze. He
was brighter, more hopeful, when ho
rose next morning, but any one could
have seen that his cheerfulness was
mostly assumed. Eating his breakfast
one potato again Petroff kissed the
' babies more tenderly than usual, nnd
evading his wife's questions as to where
he was going he bade her keep up her
heart and once more left the house.
But once out of sight of her eyes he
flung himself down by tho roadside, and,
strong man as he was, he bowed his
head in his hands and sobbed like a child,
i But Petroff was a sturdy fellow, and
after a few moment given to uncontrol-
lvu : . M I- j ,1 . A ,
muic grid no wiieu nwtty ui leurs nnu
strode down the highway. From time
to time he begged a bit of bread from a
passing serf, and when nightfall settled,
over the valley crawled into a thicket
nd sunk into a heavy sleep. The sun
was peeping bold and brassy over the
Ural mountains before he awoke and
stiff and sore began again his tramp to
ward the iron works. It hod crossed the
meridian, the shadows were lengthen
ing, and still not a morsel of food had
passed his lips this day, every one of
Whom he had bogged a bite needing it
for their own uses.
Suddenly to the right a gunshot
sounded, and a rtarmigan fell within
"A providence for we!" cried Petroff,
joyously seizing and thrusting it under
his jacket and looking about him to
make sure that the sportsman hud miss
ed the effect of his shot. As soon as he
dared he stopped, made a fire nnd cook
ed the bird, and though he ate it with
out bread or salt it gave him strength
to keep his way. Sleeping in the night
air had stiffened and made Us bones
ache, so he had decided that he would
iiot again try the thicket if he could help
it, and as night had come on dark and
murky he began to look about him for
place of shelter. He was then, though
he did not know it, passing the estate of
the celebrated Comte Romanoff.
Looming through the darkness stood
the great turreted castle with its battle
inented walls and close hy the highway
barn, into which Petroff slipped
through an open window and stretched
himself on the sweet smelling hay, his
troubles for the time forgotten in slum
ber. It was pitch dark and close on to mid
night when the sound of voices roused
him suppressed voices talking in cau
tious tones, which at once awakened his
suspicions. He lay still and listened.
"But this isn't the stable," a voice at
the door murmured couipluiningly,
"No, devil take it,? replied another,
"I took the wrong turn; the stable are
back of the castle. Come on. Get three
of tho best horses and bring them to the
gate by the lodge, a tidy addition, you
know, to the ransom we will get for the
capture of Romanoff. It is 13 o'clock now.
We mast be at the rendesvovs by 8.
Hurry; we have no time to Iom here."
KoryilU lay still till the sound of their
footsteps died in the distance. Then he
arose nnd dropped from the window by
which he had entered, hurried to the
castlo and rattled the knocker vigorous
ly. A servant responded and Inquired
what was wanted.
'lour master," said Petroff. "I must
see him at once."
"Hei-nrn tomorrow," said tho man.
"Tho comte's abed, fatigued by hunt
ing." "I must see him now, I tell yon," Pe
troir persisted. "It ia life or death! tto,
as 1 bid yon."
Uncasing from Norvitski's manner that
something si'i-lons did demand his mas
ter's attention, the servant olieyed, nnd
Petroff five minutes later was entering
the room where the comte, in dressing
gown nnd slipjiers, sat npon the edge of
his bed sleepily rubbing his eyes nnd
considerably exasperated at his inter
"What do you want, fellow?" cried he
angrily as Petroff entered. "What mean
you by disturbing mo at this unseemly
"To secure your safety, sir, perhaps,"
Petroff answered boldly, and in a few
words told his story. The comte, when
Petroff finished, was no longer yawning,
but angry nnd alert.
"Well," said he, "if that isn't impn
donee I Once, some years ago, the Kroski
pass brigands canght me and made ma
pay a round price for freedom, but who
would have dreamed of their venturing
to the castlo to try the game again?
This time, if I know myself, we'll turn
And the comte jerked the bell. The
same mnn thnt had answered Petroffs
knock and wakened the comte answered
the summons and wns told the details.
"There's no use rousing the house,
master," said he, "unless you order it
We three can manage them. They can
get in only by the scullery windows, and
we'll have them when they enter the
A plan arranged, they noiselessly start
ed below stairs, the comte carrying a
lantern over which he had thrown a
cloak to hido Its rays. Taking their
stand in cautions silence, they feverishly
nwnited events. As the castlo clock
struck 1, as if it had been a signal, a file
was heard swiftly and nearly noiselessly
cutting the iron grating. In a short time
a section of grating was out, and a wolf
liko tread was heard in tho dnrkness,
followed quickly by another. As the
muflled feet drew near the door leading
above the brigands found thomselves
suddenly covered with light and the
yawning muzzles of three cavalry pis
tols. Resistance was useless. Three
men wero more than a match for two.
They helplessly suffered themselves to be
bound, disarmed and thrown like a bun
dle of fagots in the corner to await the
arrival of tho officers tho next morning.
"Xorvitski. my friend," said the comte.
"you have saved my life possibly and
are a rich mau besides. Twenty thou
sand rubles reward has been offered for
tho capture of theso men, dead or alive,
two of the most desperate brigands and
wretches that ever cursed Russia. Twen
ty thousand rubles reward, of which
yon, Xorvitski, shall have every kopeck.
Why, man, what ore you crying about?"
"For joy, my lord," Petroff responded
and breathlessly told his sad story.
"I could not see them starve, my wife
and ' babies, good comte," he cried. "I
was igring to the iron works, but now,
thanks to tho Blessed Virgin, I can re
turn to my home, to Kartina, to the
children, whom 1 never expected to see
"Exactly," said the comte, "nnd in
one of my finest stodges too."
Tho astonishmeut of tho villagers
when this splendid equipage with furs,
footmen, outrider and jingling bells
drew up to Norvitski's humble hut, nnd
Norvitoki himself, assisted by a foot
man, got out woll, I leave you to
imagine it, as woll as Kartina's joy,
who did not dream where her husbund
Tho brigands were promptly exiled to
Siberia, the reward paid in full, and to
day if a iappy mnn exists in Russia
Petroff Non-it ski is that one. From
Cave Iw Her In Brooklyn.
It is true enough that one half of the
world doesn't know how the other half
lives, and it is likely that somo residents
of the Brooklyn heights are unaware of
the cave dwellers who eat and sleep with
in 50 feet of their back windows. In cut
ting down the hill front to lay out Fur
man street a precipitous face of gravel
was left, and instead of making an easy
slope from tho crest of the heights to
the water's edge the gravel was kept in
place by a heavy retaining wall. This
wall has been pierced in several places,
however, so that it has become the front
of a row of undorgrourd houses, veri
table caves that extend back for about
80 feet into the hill, the lawns and gar
dens of the rich people overhead consti
tuting their roofs. In these caves there
are saloons, shops, storerooms and tene
ments. They are dark and rather damp,
as they have no light or air except on
the street side. New York Sun.
An Improvement In CUm Global.
It is well known that opaque globes
absorb a very largo amount of the light
of aro lamps, and whatever present style
of globe if used a dark shadow is cast
directly below the lamp. To avoid these
difficulties a new style of globe has been
brought ont in France made of transpar
ent glass with circular depressions, hav
ing such faces as to form lenses (similar to
the well known lighthouse lenses), the
curvatures of which ore so caloulated that
they refract and reflect so as to diffuse
the light. Such globes may be made of
pressed -glass and although more ex
pensive they diffuse light much more
economically than absorbing opal or
ground glass globes'. Now York World.
A FoolinU Proceeding-. i
"A man tried to commit suicide the
other day by swallowing a paper of
"How foolish! The object of suklde
b dissolution. I should think the tacks
would have fastened him together mors
Irmly." Harper's Bazar,
. Ayer's Pills
For Sick Headache
For Liver Complaint
For Loss of Appetite
rrc. ami by Pr. .!. i '. A yrr Co., Lowell, Mans.
BulJ I ) nil liniRvinti.
Every Dose Effective
The Percheron Stallion.
Will stand for mares at tho following
places: .1. K. Mulhnllnnd. near Panic,
on Monday nnd balance of each week at
owner's burn In Paradise settlement.
Description. Hultan Is a bright dap
ple gray, tl years old. Ill hands high
and weighs 1700 pounds; has good stylo
nnd lino action, nnd a good disposition.
Will show for himself.
IVilijrreo. Hill tun wns sired hv Old
Sultan. Imported from France by W. T.
Walters, of Itnltimore. Md. First dam
lo Colic, by 1'i inco Napoleon, a ho Im
ported from Franco: second dam, hv Old
Nigger, imported: third dam, Wax
Terms. .".(HI for tho season, payable
with tho first service of the horHe:'$(I.OO
to insiiro mare with foal, imvnhln m
soon as niaro is known to lie with foal:
or x.(Hl to insure living foal on foot.
1 'acting with nn insured maro before
known to li with foal forfeits the Insur
ance. All reasonable enit taken, but
not nccountnblo for accidents.
Tliomas Reynolds, jr., Owner.
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Witty not Funny.
Relittioue not I'ioui,
Not for Sect but for Souls.
WHOLE 6ERM0N3 IN A 6ENTENCC.
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THE RAM'S HORN.
II. (l WOMAN'S TEMPLE. Read
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ONLY PAPER THAT EVERYBODY LIKES
UUY WHKKK YOU CAN
AND AM. KINDS Or
Everything in tho lino of
Fresh Groceries, Feed,
(iooiln tlt'llrerert free a tin
place. In town.
Coll on v ami yet jtrleen.
W. C. Selmltz & Son
Liver, Kidney &
System Renovator Is the only remedy In the
world that truly purine) the blood and acta up.
on tbe kidneys, liver and bowels without making
them weak. Most medicines undertake to
cleanse without building up. This Is wrong,
and It weakens the organs, lieuovator buitili
vp while It Is cleansing the system, l'rlco, f 1.00
ier bottle, or six (or (S OU.
After years of succes at bis office. Dr. Bur
goon has concluded to put up his taiw worm
remedy In such a manner that patients can
treat themselves at their own homes. This Is s
blessed boon to sufferers from tills terrible aflllc
Won who live at a distance. Write.
Mir. Burtaon'a Ilutantcal Cuacer Cure
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and external, without the useof thekulfe scro
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humors. This remedy Is In the reach of all. A
8'i-ouuce bottle, an 8-weeks' treatment, for (8.00.
These medicines are fully endorsed by the best
physicians. With each of them there Is a guar
antee to cure or money refunded, lfyourdrug
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PR. J. A. BUKGOON.
07 tenn Ave., l'lltlburgtl
Bend stamp (or book of lustruotlous..
PW1' or utile at li. Alex Htoke'a drug "tore.
Town Talk l
Tlie genornl topic of tlio
Where Iky get their
Their reply re-ecliocs from
the woodland nnd the valleys:
Yon know they nre always
busy in every town where
there is one.
B6CailS6 prices nre the wune
goods nre of lst-elass
" money is always re
refunded if not
" nn apportionment of
of goods ishandlt'd
that is in daily use.
" Ihey buy for cash
and sell for cash,
which enables you to get
ROCK BOTTOM PRICKS,
nnd you do.
M. J. Gome.
We an; o
Full Line In
The Jeweler, - Main Street.
THE IT WILL
CLEAN- jSL PAY
LINESSOF njjBa, YOU TO
LESSENS h f
LA BOH v STOVES
MONEY. j i LARGEST
call I rrrrr --r: crJL "1 AND
AND SEE " 1 DES;UNE
STOVES. 11 rTTTTlTirWTTiTOli iMT COUNTY.
In fact anything you may desire in our line will be found
in our mammoth store.
The Reynoldsville Hardware Co.
1 Fancy Prices,
Though (junlity in the hM.
We make the statement for
the benefit of those who ire
not our customers, and so
may not know it: Out mucks
MAKK (TSTOMK1W Of AU, Will I
A full line of
The Rest nnd Cheapest ever
brought to Reynoldsville.
A full line of Henrietta at
25c. in nil shades, 40c., fiOc,
Silk warp Henriettas.
Summer Silks for 50o. per
Ladies Coats and Capes the
finest nndrhenpest in town.
A nice line of Children's
Jackets from 2 to 12 yenrs.
Men's suits the best nnd
cheapest you ever saw for
the money. We don't say so
except we can convince you.
Men's Suits, four button
cutaway from 10, 12 to 815,
worth 14, lti and 818.
Men's straight cut worsted
for K) to 12.50, worth 10,
to 81 8.
Children's Suits 2.75, are
worth 8.50 to 5.00.
A fine line of Roys' and
Men's Negligee Shirts.
IN" SEALED PACKAGES
H. BLEX. STOKE'S.
THE LEADLM! MilT.WST,
I Bin punitive that t have something
rich In store for yon If yon will pall at
my tailor shop. I have received an ex
cellent selection of
I can show yon the finest selection of
(foods in this city. All fits truarantoed
to be perfect. One trial of the excel
lent poods and work i. convincing for
all. Hoping that I may receive a call,
Your obedient servant,
J. G. FROEHUIGtt.
(JT Next door to Hotel McConnoll.
I buy the best of rattle oncl
keep the choicest kinds
of meats, such as
Everything kept neat and
clean, Your patronage
E. J. Schultzc, Trop'r.
J. S. MORROW.
GOODS DELIVERED FREE.
OPERA HOUSE BLOCK
Quick Sales and
General stock of Ladies'
and Gentlemen's Furnishing
Goods and Shoes.
$1.50 per year.