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'LAUGH A LITTLE "BIT.
Here's a motto, ut your fit:
Uiuph a little bit,"
When yoU ihlak you're trouble-bit,
Louch a little bit."
IjOfk misfortune in the face,
lira vo the beldam's rude prlmnce;
Ten to one 'twill yield its plaeo
If you havo tha prit und wit
Just to laugh a little bit.
Keep your faeo with sunshine lit
"Lauph a littlo bit."
(Jloomy shadows off will flit
If you have the wit and grit
Just to laugh a littlo bit.
Cherish this 09 sacred writ:
'Lauph a little bit."
Littlo ills will sure betide you,
Fortuuo may not sit beside you,
Men may mock und fame daride you,
But you'll mind them not a whit
Xf you laugh u little bit.
"OX THE BAY."
Leading her pretty bay a few hun
dred feet from the road, then to a
hillock. Edna Grart flung: one
carelessly around her horso's
and gazed slowly about. i?ho
in deep breaths of tho crisp
morning air, and noted "with a keen,
silent, still sort of pleasure, tho signs
of approaching spring1. At her feet
and about her littlo tufts and patches
of dead grass peeped up hero and
there above the partially melted snow,
like dingy oases in a, desert of glitter
Edna was a gay. spirited girl but
at times, in solitude, ber love of na
ture threw a glow of 6ombre enthus
osm over her laco instead of tho
usual levity. Turning her eye onco
more toward tho road, sho behold tho
brightness of tho snulit road, clouded
and obscured by the gloomy shade of
a slowly moving funoral procession.
Only an instant before tho bounding
blood in her ve'ns, tho breath of
spring in the air. had suggested
naught but life. .Now. with a shiver,
its complement, death, throw its
ehadow upon her heart.
Edna closed her eyes, pressed her
hand over them and leaned in a sub
duod attitude with nor faco on her
"Life Death! Life Death!
Such is the burden of human breath,
came in the deep bass 'of a manly
voice. 80 near that sho started vio
lently and opened her eyes. Quick as
a flash the softened look vanished
from her'faco, givirg way to an an
Why can I never bo alono for an
Instant but that you must coma to
annoy me?" ehe exclaimed.
Ladylike, as usual" returned tho
man. whoso tall stately figure, and
strong, though not handsome, faco
should have elicited a kindlier or at
least more respectful greeting "See
ing you wrapped in a lofty reverie. I
left my buggy on tho road, quiotly
walked here, read your thoughts and
supplemented them with a strain on
the same subject."
VTou are a wicked wizard! How
daro you say what I was thinking
of?" sho snapped.
Apparently iheedless of her anger,
he smiled in calm superiority and
"That only adds another to the
list of sweet names that, out of tho
fullness of your amiability, you havo
bestowed on ma 'Wicked wizard;
that is not so bad W. W.' It re
minds mo of an inscription on an old
"Here lies W. W.,
Who will nevermore trouble you, trouble
I wish you -would follow his ex
ample then." 6aid she, spitefully.
"I could not lie," ho retorted; "I
am not built that way! I am con
structed with timbers of truth, joists of
candor, boards of honor, screws of
integrity and .nails of common sense."
"Spare me." sho cried satirically,
from further eulogium of the great
I Am.'" and. -scorning his profferod
aid. sho sprang, to her horse.
Farewell, 1 am oil for a sail on tho
bay." bho cried pertly. Then, touch
ing her horse and waving her hand,
she dashed oft.
rdna cantered .up tho avenue to her
home, .jumped from her horse and
darted into tho bouse, almost running
against a mild-eyed, silk attired, el
derly lady, who greeted her with:
Why, my pet. how flushed you
look! Jlas anything gono wrong?
That horrid Dr. Graham!" cried
the impetuous girl. "He always rwbs
me tho wrong way and rouses my
temper. "Come, auntie." throwing
her arms arouod her neck and draw
ing her to a lounge, "come, coax, pet
and talk nlco to me. Tell mo how
good 1 am and everything bwocL I
need it badly, for tho old bear has
dono nothing but scold nn l find fault
with mo. He thinks h.melf so fear
Ifully superior and mojsimply a silly,
Ignorant pert miss. Oh! how I hate
him ever since he mndo me lako that
nasty medicine when I was sick. No
ono e'se ever forced me to do any
thing against my will."
Edna." said tho lady, much
gravely than wai her wont, "it
mo to hear you speak so of the
tor. I know no man more truly hoc
orable. intelligent and aexbitious. Ho
stands high in his profession, has
written poveral valuable medical
works, and though comparatively
young has won and enviable name
Comparatively young." aid tho
till unappeasod girl; "he is double
"i'ut you aro only 18. and cvon
double that does not mako him very
aged. Though be may occasionally
chide, still ho U very fond of you, and
I know desiros nothing bett&r thaa to
make you his wife."
"Ho does tho unladylike tomboy'
far too much honor to even dream of
such a thing, but aforesaid tomboy
.declines his generous ofTer with
thanks," responded Edna with satir
Oh, aunty." she continued, her
cico softoilng and nestling closer to
her. "I think I love Alphonso and he
wildly adores mo. Just think of those
lovely, luminous eyes of his and that
darling curly mustache. He is really
"Yet my sweet child, you aro
worthy of tho lovo of tho host man
living, but 1 am somewhat of a
physiognomist, and I do not feel tho
Onthusiastio confidence .in your
cavalier that I could ' admiro. You
aro known, dear, as my heiress, and I
fear that Alphonso is attracted by tho
"You aro cruel unjust, unkind."
sobbed tho girl; "he worships me. I
am sure no morcinary thought ever
entered his hoad. You ought to hear
tho beautiful poetical way ho talks to
Tut him to tho tost Edna, and if
he proves truo. then I will bo the first
to interest myself in his advance
ment" How shall I do it?" questioned tho
girL "I will follow your advice, but
for my own part I will not wrong him
by tho shadow of a doubt"
Her aunt thought a moment and
"I do not liko to teach you to tell a
falsehood, but In thi case I think tho
end justifies tho moans. I do not
want him to know you will bo rich, so
thii evening, if ho calls, you might
in tho courso of conversation, casually
remark that 1 havo mado a will be
queathing my entiro fortune to several
charatablo institutions, but that in
case of your marriage. I will provido
a trousseau nothing more."
Agreed." said Edna, and left tho
That evening tho mellow light from
tho chandelier filled tho richly fur
nished room and fell on tho pretty,
girlish form of Edua soatod at tho
piano, singing in her swoot, bird-liko
voice. "In tho Gloaming."
At her side stood a handsome, styl
ishly dressed youth who gazed at her
in a rapt, ecstatic way. and turned
her music with an air deferential in
tho extrema At tho -close of tho bal
lad sho turned to him and said care
lessly: "Did lever tell you about auntie
No I think not"6aid ha pre
tonding to hesitate, but tho . quick
gleam of interest that leaped to his
eyes belled his tono.
She is leaving all her money to
some charitable institutions. I think
it is very good of her. don't you?"
Much as Edna triod to blind her
self, she could not fail to seo that his
faco had lengthened considerably, and
it was in doleful tones that he in
quired: Did you not expect to bo remem
bered?" Oh. no.' she answered; I could not
expect it. Sho has done so much for
mo already, has always supported and
educated ma and will provido mo with
an outfit if," with a little blush, "1
wcro to marry.
Somehow tho conversation flagged
after this disclosure and not long
after Alphonso, with tho most elabo
rate courtosy. took his departura
When threo weeks had elapsed
without a call from her Adonis. Edna
acknowledged her aunt's wisdom and
said, with a nervous littlo laugh:
"Who would think that so much
doceit could lodge behind thoso melt
ing eyes? Why. they wero liko tho
loveliest chocolate caramels."
"I am rojoiced to hear you tako it
so lightly," teturned her aunt tend
erly. "I think your vanity rather
than your 2ieart is hurt.
"I think bo. too; but if you only
knew how unutterably, infinitostimally
small it makes mo feel I know now
that my personal valuation is
"Do not think it" interrupted her
aunt hastily. "Only yesterday Dr.
Graham, the wealth lost man 1 know,
spoke of his love for you and
anxiously inquired if I thought you
wero fancy free. "
"Is ho. too, looking for some of
your money?" asked Edna, bitterly.
"Try him. IIo will bear any tost,"
said her aunt
"1 will do it just to satisfy jo-.i."
answered Edna iudi.Fercntly. "though
I havo as little faith in him as in his
So it happened, during the doctor's
next visit aftor somo of tho uual
wordy warfare, that Edna repeated
her littlo formula and added that sho'
would liko to be independent and
meant to lock about her for something
to do. Could he help her to find a
Ednas eyes gleamed maliciously as
sho thought what a triumph sho would
havo over her aunt when sho an
nounced that the doctor was as littlo
in love tu Alphonso. only adding to
tho insult byolToriagto patronize her.
Then sho said very demurely.
"I might tako a place as lady's
maid, a child's governcsa. or possibly
that of companion."
Tho doctor regarded her -xr.tem-platively
a timo. then said:
"I think I can heip you if you aro
equal to all the requirements; .'or I
know a person who needs a compan
ion." "What would be necessary P" asked
Edna in a voico fairly trembling with
suppressed mirth and a iittle anger.
"In tho first plnca tho person I re
for to is subject to various moods.
Could you play gay. solemn or plaint
ive music to charm tho different
"Yes," said Edna. "I think I may
safely say I play well almost any kind
"Secondly, the person has a terrible
habit of tearing off buttons. Aro you
or aro - you not handy with your
needlo?" The doctor's voice waxed
stern on the delivery of this important
question. Again Edna answered,
affirming her ability to perform the
Lastly," said the doctor, rising
and approaching her, ' the one great
requirement that far outweighs all
othersand one that tho person craves
for with all his heart, with all his
strength, is that you lovo hlra a
Ho held out his hand to her with a
look of love so intenao and passionate
that Edna almost staggered beforo it
and her heart thrilled Btrangoly in
respousa . Sho closed her eyes and
prossod her hand over them, an old
trick of her3 whoi in thought
Tho man stood patient and motion
less. Mlnuto after mlnuto passed,
till at last Edna moved. Advancing.
6he placed both hands in his. and,
with a tondor smllo illuminating her
OUR SOUTHERN NEIGHBORS.
Civilization, Development nnd Culture
Compare Well With Ours.
"Tho South American systems of
oducatlon havo been framed upon the
plan of ours, and in several of them
even more radical moasuros havo been
J adopted to incroaso tho intolligcnco
i of tho poopla'- says William Eleroy
! Curtis in an articlo on "Tho Progress
of tho South American Republics" in
tho New England Muga'.ino. "Their
universities aro of a standard that
compare well with nny in this coun
try, and in most of the republics tho
attendance of children at the public
schools is compulsory. They havo
moro newspapers in proportion to
their population than wo
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music, anu every ciiy nus its iuusl-uuh
and gallerios of paintings. Their
shops aro filled with tho most modern
articles of merchandise; tho homes of
tho rich aro sumptuously furnished
and their incomes aro expended for
luxuries to tho degreo of extrava
ganca Tho steamships that connect
their ports with Europo aro always
crowdod with passenger but tho
lack of transportation facilities has
prevented them from visiting tho
if , i 4i.
Unitod States as frequently and In as
irroat numbers. The national debts
of tho Latin American republics havo
been incurred for the purposa of con-
structing railways and other internal
improvements, which in soveral of
them have certainly ant cipated tho
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necessities of tho populat.on and be-
come burdens upon the pub he tretM-
uries. Out in most of them imm.gra -
tion from Europo is rapid and ,e rma -
nenu anu i , uevo.opn tit
resources will toon enablo tho railway
lines to become self-supporting."
THE EFFECT OF CLOTHES.
It U Much Better Thau the Kneel of No
Two men wero watching a parado
of uniformed men from the window
of a hotel
Mon ia uniform all look alike. "
said ono of them. "It is our clothes
and manner of wearing them that
give au individuality to our appear
ance." Yes. you are right" said the othor,
as I had good reason to know ono
day last summer. I wa9 up in Wis
consin on a hunting trip, I have a
hunting dog that is aUo a splendid
wiiti'li-flnn- (Inn dnv. hftvinf frown
hot and tired. I came to a nice shadv!
bend in tho stream where I thought I
would en;oy a swim. While I was in
tk., irntni. I rwhtisw,! f 1 1 o f niv Arrr 1F14
standing guard over my personal
effect. Completing my bath I started
toward my clothes, when my dog gave
J me warning that it would be danger
ous ior rao to approacn too ciosoiy. 1
called and coaxed and threatened, but
all in vain. He boldly stood his
ground, seeming to bo fully convinced
that I was not the rightful owner of
tho property ho was watching over.
I might have been there yet waiting
to get my clothes had not a compan
ion with whom I was hunting coma
along and enabled mo to assume my
usual appearance, so that my own
faithful dog recognized ma Tho
clothes do make tho man."
Eve heard that story before," said
Well why didn't you say so before
I told it?"
you told it j
"I didn't know it till
Nursery In .lapim.
Surgical operations aro very sue-
naafnl in JstTtun nnd thrt hpallnif nrr.
u rt,i nwinT m-ohnblv i ih '
abstinence of tho people from alcohol j
and their not boing flesh eaters. Tho ,
Japanese aro unsusceptible to scarlet i
fever and smallpox, whivh was rife
among them, having been chocked
and almost exterminated by voluntary
vaccination. The mortality of Tokio.
a vast city which covers 100 squaro !
miles of ground, is only 20 per 1,000.
Tho infant mortality is high, owing to
tho too early exposure of new-born
children. It is not unusal to 3ee a '
week-old bahy strapped on tho back
of a child of about f. and seat out to.
be jumbled about as its infant nurse'
I plays' and romps with other children
in the street Iho .lapanese. liko tho:
Chinoo. aro subject to a peculiar d is-
case, in which tho patient is tho vie !
tim of an increasing lethargy and '
weaicnes?. anu a siow uegenoraiion oi
tho nervous Hryjiem. ji is sam w oe
duo o eating rico. which is tho staple1
food of tho country, and can bo ame
liorated, if not cured, by a chango ol
diet Saturday Evening Tost
Mi Tried Tlitm.
Mrs. Young Husband: "Dear, voo
will have to give mo (10 extra thii
week." Mr. Young Husband: -Why. ,
Clara! Did 1 not givo you the neces-i
rv nmnnht 1HP That in .t n. rlnv
- j -
Mrs. loung Husband: "Yes, but J
have been trying somo of thoso reel-1
pes published In tho papers for keerl
inga family on G a wock."--KaU
Tommy (Inquiringly): Mamma, if
this halr-o!l in thla bottle?" Mam.;?"T V ' V , w 1
ma: Mercy, noi Jnatt mucilage",
Tommy (nonchalantly): -I guest
that's why I can't get my hat off.1
How the Fresent Calendar Was Arranged
and Atlopto I.
Originally tho Komans aro said tc
havo had a year of ten months, but
in tho time of their kings they
adopted a lunar year of !5 days
divided into twelvo months, with aa
extra" month occasionally inserted.
Through tho ignoranco of those
having charge of tho matter, accord
ing to tho Suturday Evening l'ost a
great deal of confusion gradually
, arosa which was remedied in 11
j C by Julius C.i sar, by tho introduc
tion of tho Julian calendar, according
to which tho year has ordinarily 3G
; days, and every fourth year is a leap
year of 3(!j days tho length of the
year boing thus assumed as 3o.V! days.
' while it is in reality ,Ht. daye.5 hours,
48 minutes aud SO seconds, or 11 min
utes 10 seconds less.
! C;j ear also gavo to tho months tho
number of days which they still havo.
For a long tim-j this style of reckon
ing tluie prevailed among Christian
nutions. nnd remained undisturbed i
until tho renewed accumulation of tho
remaining error of 11- minutes or so
had amounted, in 1582 years after tho
birth of Christ to 10 completo days.
This shifting had caused great dis
turbances by unfixing tho times of tho
celebration of Easter, and henco of
all tho other movable feasts.
To remedy tho trouble. Ropo Gregory
XIII. ordained that ten days should
bo doducted from tho
year loo.', ny
calling what would havo been reck
oned tho 5th of October tho 15th of
October, 1582; and in order that tho
displacement might not recur, it was
further ordained that every hundredth
year (1800. l'JOJ. 210J0. vvc.) should
not bo counted a leap year, excepting
every fourth hundredth, beginning
In this way tho dlfTorcnco between
- :,.M ,1 V.-. n.,t.....,1 Mrill ...-.f
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amount to a day in 5. 000 years. This
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is called tho Gregorian Calendar, and
is in uso in all civiiled lamia, with
tho exception of Russia, Grecca Rou
mania, and tho minor countries be
longing to tho Greek confession, whero
, J , , .
has caused an addition of two other
, J f ren(J
, nece whoa n , ,9 lhencQ ad.
, Qn coun
that both the old and tho new date
given, written one above
This is the only change that has
been made sinco the days of tho illus
trious Julius Ca sar.
A I'olnt tn ICeichre.
"I met two nlco gentlemen on the
car yesterday, " said Mis Esmeralda
Longcotfin to Dudley Canesucker.
"What did they say?"
"They didn't say anything. There
was one on my right and ono on my
left When I got up to get off tho car
They bowed, did they? Well they
How do you know? You didn't tee
I know that right and left bowors
ar0 knaves. "Texas Siftings.
A fcerloni Fault.
What a little delicious vasa
: la old- ,Isn,t itt?"
I . ;o. madam, it w
as made recent-
"Ah. what a pity, it is so beauti
ful" -Toxas Siftings.
"I understand that vaccination Is
going out of practice and is not so
popular as it was."
"Oh. I don't know! It still takes!"
REMNAN STAND RARITIES.
It is a fact that the production of
Ceylon tea has increased from 100,000
pounds in 1875 to 08,000,003 pounds in
A tree was cut in the Puget Sound
forest the other day, from which seven
cuts were taken without a knot, their
combined length being 179 feet. The
tree scaled 48,000 feet
A superstition of this kind is current:
Anyone that has an einyajy purse
should be careful that the moon does
not fhine in U- pr ese, that Purso wiU
not have anything in it as long as the
moon doth last
Smelts are so abundant in the waters
at Castle Rock, Ore., that a fisherman
standing on the shore with a scoop
t is able to dip out in a few minutes
more than he can carry away,
sands of pounds of the fish have been
taken in this way recently.
The report just issued for the past
year on the trade of tho consular dis-
trict of Mozambique states that in the
port of Louronzo Marques, with its
population of 3.CJM), there were 743
deaths in tho year, or about 200 per
1,000 of the inhabitants.
"It has been estimated,'" says tho
Tropical Florida, "that there is in this
Btate 350.0OO.OOO tons of moss hanaw
on our trees.
This, when gathered and ,
cuml. , worth 4 eonts ner nmind
th 4 cents per pound at i
If it is worth 1 cent a
... ,, . , ., t
pound it would amount to the:
enormous sura of 87,000,000."
Graduate students and other students I
.... , , ., ,, i
pursuing special linos of investigation ,
in any field in the Lei and Stanford, !
3-; fivers ty aro a lowed free access .
l? the at hhr?ry ?an p-
T Vs hbrary' '.Unlel b Mr-
A .1 .11.
outro, contains now
200,000 volumes selected with
reienueu k, me ui-nn wi uivc:ngiujra. ;
A Belfast. Me., shopkeeper hired o .
and paid hm 54 for the first week. J
ai uio enu oi uie Rccona wee tne ;
clerk was surprised when he received
only 33 and he asked the reason of the i
t dmvn. .'Whr rn.-,nd,l t,,A -
,, , " . .
J'"u J""- '
"How does It happen that tho Rev.
Worldly performs the marriage cere
mony for so many old maids?" "Oh,
he always asks them in'an audible tono
if they are of age, and they all liko
Cora: "Yes, Ilettio says that Jack
made her a most impassioned declara
tion actually threw himself at her
feet." Dora: "Really? Refreshing
change, isn't it, when ono remembers
how often she's thrown herself at his
The emperor and empress of Russia,
we are told, not merely superintend,
but they direct tho education of their
children. It is not many year ago
that the young grand dukes were pun
ished by being deprived of their pud
ding after dinner for any slight mis
take; and if ever they lost a pencil they
were taken to task for such an act of
A piece of evidence some timo back
in a Quebec breach-of-promise case was
a cuff with an offer of marriage written
on it. One night, while the defendant
was holding the plaintiff's hand and
whispering fervid words, he popped tho
question on the smooth linen at hex
wrist. She was sentimental or shrewd
enough to keep the article out of tho
FUN AND FOLLY,
When a man is rapped in slumber it's
generally apt to wake him up.
Somehow it is awfully hard to be
lieve that a hero can be made of the
man next door.
Waiter "Have a bit of spring chick
en, sir?" Guest "Yes, please. And,
waiter, make it this spring, please."
When a boy begins to wash his neck
without being told it is a sign he is
passing into the ordeal of his first love
A story is told of a conductor who
seized his wife's nose in his sleep and
rang up three fares upon it beforo her
khricks awoke him.
"I hear that Jigging has a new phono
graph." "Yes. I don't wonder at it
No man could do the amount of talk
ing he does and keep it up without
Man from Colorado "I am studying
up on the science of irrigation. Do
you know anything of it Man from
Kentucky "Why, sir, it is not a sci
ence; it is a habit"
First Thysician "Did old Coupon's
case yield to your treatment?" Second
Physician "It did. I treated it for
six months, and it yielded something
like a hundred guineas."
New Roarder "I s'pose you like
boarders who will eat anything that's
set before them and not grumble?"
Mrs. Slimdiet "IMess you, no. I'd a
sight rather they'd grumble and not
Newly Arrived Spirit "Who was
that venerable looking personage that
yawned so dismally while I was talk
ing about the tremendous rain they
are having on the earth?" Resident
Spirit "That was Noah."
Ambitious Mamma "Edith, I no
ticed last night that Mr. De Rich paid
you considerable attention. I hope
you showed him a proper amount oi
civility." Ingenuous Debutante "Oh,
yes, mamma, I did! I'm sure he knows
he can have me for the asking."
Wrathful Suburbanite (who has just
moved in) "Say, if you don't keep
your side of this alley cleaner, by
hokey, I'll report you to the health
officer!" The Other Man "Go ahead
with your report, my friend. I'm tho
ABOUT THE SIZE OF IT.
A ton of gold is worth SGOO.O00.
A Rank of England note measures
five inches by eight inches.
A Georgia shoemaker has made for
the use of a customer a pair of shoes
with soles fourteen inches long and
five and one-half inches wide.
An old restaurant bill, printed in
Richmond in January, 18G4, gives tho
following war-time prices in Confeder
ate money: Soup, 31. 00; chicken, f J .10;
roast beef, S3; ham and eggs, 33; raw
oysters, $2; coffee, S-'; bread and bat
ter, 31. SO; a bottle of champagne, 5S0;
a drink of rye whisky, 32; a bottle of
ale, $12, and a cigar, 32.
WHY A SUBSCRIBER OF THIS
PAPER COULD NOT PAY
WniTB H all, III., May 2, 1SD2.
Ennon Akkon Citt Times,
Di ar nir: I am forry that I have not been
able to keep my Kiibscrljition paid up on my
paper, the Akkon Citt Times, more promptly
than I have In the lant year. Hut the reason
was this: My hiilanrt'haa been skk Jut one
year, only being able to w ork almut ouc-half
the time until lat Oct. 15th, he was compelW-d
to quit work t-titlrely, and did not do any w oik
until about three weeks apo. He again wint
to the shop and liaa worked every day ulnee
(he Is a pottt r), and he would not be able to
work yet if it was not for Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Uoot, Kidney, Liver and Bladder Cure, which
ho mw advertised In your valunble paper
with Mr. Cradiek's of (Jonjort, Ind., account
of his ailment and his reeoverv by the use of
the Dr. Kilmer Swamp-Root 1 w rote to that
P-nt1f-mn n,l f.mn.l Ml cfotnw.nf i.nrm.t
after whic h my hmdmnd ont and got the medr
fine aud has onlv taken two bottles and baa no
,nuca regain wi ins iieaitn mat ne can work
every uhv, unu aiso rat nnnori anviuiniron any
taWt wfik-h be could not do wfthout giving
him such an awful pain In his stomach. He
coVld nrot1evcn c-t one-half of a eracker with.
out suffering untold arronv. His trouble was
indirection, liver and kidney trr.nUe. llj
thinks there never was so wonderful a reined f
ij-J ' are othe
pc-atly bendited .
for. few weeks.
as is iiie pwamp-Koot.
rs here using It, nnd all are
already, after only using It
Inclooed yon will find $1 as to much on mi
subscription. You may please let me know
bow we are standing financially, and as soon
as possiblewill send you the balance. I mostly
take the Pur on account of getting the
was Mlshlen. But 1 seldom see anv Mogadore
rotes. You could ft Miss Allie Niumaw f win
Mradore to act as correspondent She h
well ?lucat(Hl, plain writer, toKl s,Kllcr, and
would cive you all the news In due time.
Yours truly, Mrs. D. Booxa
Akrox, O., May 1803.
The above letter was set m In Ibis ofllce
from the original letter written by Mrs.
Ennon Akrox Citt Timu.
A PRIZE PICTURE PUZZLE.
The stiove picture contains four faces, the man
and bis three daughters. Anyone can Cm the
man's face, but it is nut so easy to distinguish the
faces of the three yount; ladies.
The proprietors of Ford's Prlxe PI Us will
give an elegant ioIl AVntcli to the Jlrtl
person who can makeout the three (laughters' faces ;
to the ttcond will be Riven a pair of genuine)
Diamond Enr-Itliit to the third hand
some Kltlt Dress Pattern, 16 yard in any
color; to the fourth a Coin Silver WatoU
and many other prizes in order of merit. Every
compel itor must cut out the above puzzle picture,
distinguish the three girls' faces by marking a cross
with lead pencil on each, and enclose same with
fifteen U. S. two cent slainrs for one bo of
1 OKD'S F-RIZK FILLS, (whi. h will he sent post
paid, duty free), s.Uressed to IZt TCM KLL CSX
fciUx, VTelliECt El. To:Jlt3,ClD. The person whose)
envelope is postmarked rj will be awarded tho
first prize, and the others in order of merit. To the
person sending the Imtc rrect answer will be given
an elegant Gold Wilt ch, of fine workmanship
and first -class tiinrkeeper ; to thuntxt iotht last a
pair of genuine Diamond 12nr-lt Inrrsi to
the tecmni to the last a handsome Silk Dress)
Pattern, 5 yards in sny color; to the third
to the la a Col u 811 vcr "Watch, and many
other prices in orelrr of merit counting frrrn the
last. VT5 Sir A LI, O.IVIO AWAY
100 VAI.UA1JL11 PREMIUMS (should:
there he so many sending in correct answers) No
charge i made for bo sin 3 and packing ot pre
miums. )he names of the leading prize winners
will tx published in connection with our advertise
ment 111 leading newspapers next month. Extra
premiums will he given to those who are willing to
assist in introduLiiii; our medicine. Nothing la
charged for the premiums in any way, they are
absolutely given away to Introduce and advertise
Ford's Prize Pills, which are purely vegetable and .
act gently yet promptly on the LiVer, Kidneys anj
liowels, dispelling Headache. Fevers and Colds,
cleansingthe system thoroughly and cure habitual
constipation, ihey are aucar-coated, do
not KrlpO, very small, easy to take, one pill a
do-, and are pureiy vegetable. Perfect digestion
follows their use. As to the reliability of our com
pany, we refer you to any leading wholesale drug
gist or business house in Toronto. All premiums
will be awarded strictly in order of merit and with
perfect satisfaction to the public Pills are sent by
mail post paid. When you answer this picture
puzzle, kindly mention which newsnaner you saw
it in. Address THE FORD PILL COMPANY, Wei
lington St, Toronto, Can.
The world is never interested in av
man who talks about his wrongs, or a.
woman who talks about her rights.
A Cincinnati woman who died re
cently consumed, it is Bald, some ti mes
as many as a dozen packs of cigarettes
in a day.
In Germany the law makes servant
give a month s notice before leaving.
The mistress must give similar notice
before a discharge.
He: "Don't you think women ought
to have the right to propose?" 8he:
"And give the men the right of refus
ing? No, indeed! The ideal"
Kennedy's , ;
Takes hold ia this order:
"JrvJng everything before it that ought tobe)
Yon know tcheiher you need it
3old by every druggist, and manufactured by
WORN NIGHT AND DAY.
Holds tht-roint run-
turn with rase umler all
nil Cure New Patented
traUxl cattiloirue anrt
rulra for elf-meaure-niont
oiled. O. V. MolJSB
WK. CO., 744 It rod (1
way, New York City.
9(1 nnn irRcc i ,.-..
II Class MICHIGAN farm
lands near railroads, in Alcona,
Alpena and Montmornr, mnn.
ties: soil, rich elavami vravnl Inimi-
l hardwood timber; well watered by springs
nd liviniz streams: near churrhra. irlinnl, ml
lively towns. Price, I3 to fj per acre. Easy terms,
T. S.SPRAGUE, 818 Hammond Dfd'g, Detroit Mich.
0$ B EWI3' 98 LYE
d vurent T.Tw
r Me. It belnu
imcKed In a cai
or use. win
mnketlie best tn-r Turned Hard Poar
In 20 minutes titlltnui boutnej. 111.
the bent for ! nitlnR want pi,
diHlnfeotinir sinks. eloKets, washing
bottlus, paiuts, trees, etc
PENNA.SALT M'F'G CO.
Gen. Agents Thlla., Pa.
Vlll pnrlfy ItLOOn, retrnlsfn.
HIDNKYI, remove 1. IV Kit.
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Vljrorof youth. rypejl.
innij(iion. tnaitirni irei.
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'CrcvonU" Bcu'l us cant stamp foi ai-vsju
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