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Chnstmas morning dawned bright
auad <. lear. I had had but little slecp. th*
?exdtement, consequent on my noctur
*tal adventure, had kept me awake un
tlj two or three: and even then I had
-ar.ly fallen asleep to dream of a super
tatively beautiful woman with lustrous
?jres and pale golden halr, who led ma
among mountain snows in valn search
?*b after hldden treasure I could never
I dlpped my face into a bowl of ice
?old water; then, feellng refreshed and
ahorouRhly wide-awake, drank a cup of
cocoa, and sallled out, lntendlng to
anake a more substantlal breakfast on
The moment I opened the door, Nero?
?who had spent the night in an out
taeuse?came up and fawned upon me,
wagging his tall and looking wistfully
Into my face, as If doubtful of his wel
I was angry with him, and yet in
??my heart I cojld not altogether blam*
?Iklm; for, in thlnklng the whole c&se
'-?ver during the night. I had come to
the conclusion that the mysterious
?black mask had been the cause of his
-attark on a defenseles* woman.
X>oubtlesB in his eyes, that bit of vel
wet had had a susplclous and an uncan
1 wm very fond of Nero. He was a
aaaagnincent brute. an Irish hound.
t&Blthful and affectlonate; and, inore
?tswer, he had on one occaslon saved my
It was not ltkely 1 should keep my
?amger against him long?especlally on
*t*hrlatmas Day when we ought surely
?ta* Show our good will to animals as
?avell as to m'.n.
He was transported with delight at
?Being taken baek into favor.
"Come on old fellow!" I called to
Thim, as I bent my steps towards that
?norner of the road at whieh I had part
tfd from the mysterious woman.
No snow had fallen ln the night, so
that our footprinta?mine and hera?
were still plainly visible. At the cor
aier I paused. half doubtlng whether I
should go any further. To track thoee
footprints would be to track th* wom?
an to her hom*. Waa I not ln honor
Joound not to do this*
But. even as I pacsd hackwards and
Torwards In Indecislon. I mad* a start
A dozen yards away from tha cor
Bner the footprinta ended, and, ln piae*
arf thtra, X aaw th* marks of wheals.
and of a hors*'* hoofa. Doubtleaa a
?exriage had stood near tha comer
?awaitng my mysterious visltor last
The whe?ls had made deep lndentions
**m th* snow; the marks of th* horse's
*?ofB wer* distinctly s*eru After a
oJhort struggle w.th what I concelv* to
3i*v? been a very natural curloaity. my
aense of honor triumphed, and I reso
tute'.y turned my baek upon thos*
temptlng tracks, and prepared to take
^?y morning walk ia qulte an oppo
My cottage stood. as I think I have
>*aid. at the foot of tha mountain?I
anlght almost say It waa at the foot of
taeveral mountains as It was ln a nar
?Tow pass encompassed by craggy
?helghts on every side. The pass was a
2onely one. In the winter months. no
-one would enter for days or even weeks
"When I turned baek from the corner
-?of the road, I walked almost mechan
Scally to the spot where I had rescued
tthe woman from Nero's fangs laat
xiight; and. having reached it. I found,
-to my surprlse. that the footsteps did
mot end there, but that they stretched
?out, far as my eye could tach, right
<up the pass.
I walked on a few pace? *nd soon I
nnade another dlscovery. vo people
Anad gone up that pass U. night?a
man as well as the woman. This did
mot surprlse me so much as the fact
:*hat the man had not come baek.
The female footprints were plainly
?enough diseerntble coming down as
-well as going up the pass; but th*
wnan's only wont one way. The woman
"had come baek alone. I felt vaguely
^ncomfortable. It was not that. at that
snoment, I actually suspected foul
?>Iay; but still. I was anxious to know
~*vhere the woman's companion had
The other end of the pass led no
wvhere, or, rather, it led only to a road
across the mountain. whlch it would
."have been madnesa to attempt by
I reaolved to push my discoveries a
TAttle further, and I was conflrmed la
*his determination by the strange con
duct of Nero. who was runntng exclt
-edly backwards and forwards. smell
?3ng at the footprints. and every now
and then emitting an angry growl.
"There is some mystery here. I must
saolve lt," I said, and, making sure of
xaajr whiskey fiask. I hurried up the
E>asa in the wake of those mysterious
I half expected to find some poor
-avretch dying of exhaustion among the
Nero want on before me, growing
xmore and more excited every minute;
au?d I must own that I waa beglnning
a? share ln his exdtement.
Well, the footprinta led up up the
?>ass for about thre*-c.uarters of a mile;
then, to my amazement, after mingllng
-euriously, they dlsappeaxed altogether,
-close to a cavlty ln tha mountain side.
Beyond this cavlty tha anow lay, all
??white and untrodden. without apot or
An eerie feellng came over me?a
Ceeling whlch was evidently shared by
^Sero, fpr he was tearlng about like a
umad thing, seemingly wlld with fear,
?xnd yet ln a fury of rage as well.
I was certain he smelt blood.
The cavlty in the rock was Just big
' "enough for a man to sit tn: but, as
-ruredly. it would not havt- screened
one from the storni last nljrlit, for th*
wnow had apparenrly drifted in that
dlrection?had drlfted >>o st<- llly that
st lay ln a great heap. or m.mnd?for
*Ul the world as thouph it wer* the
corerlng of a grave.
TJpon this mound Nphi flung himself,
Bcratchlng, and howllng, and scattaring
th# anow about ln aj.. Jue^tJ_ona.
-_*? wttn wiraetnmn or nis excite
ment. I, too. hegan to remove th* snow,
when. to my horror. I saw a human
hand protrudlng froro lt?a man's band
long and shapely. and on the little fin
ger a glitterlng diamond.
That the man waa dead I needed not
to be told.
The only questlon was. how had ha
dled, and what connectlon had there
been between him and the woman
whom Nero had attacked.
That they two had come together to
this spot was certain. and that she had
returned from lt alone.
Poul play!?Foul play I?were tha
hldeous words that rang through my
braln, aa I stood among the snowa of
the mountaln pass and looked down on
that ghastly protrudlng hand.
ln a moment or two I recovered my
nerve sufflclently _o set reaolutely to
work to release tha body from Its
shroud of snow; or rather. Nero and I
did this. for he worked with even more
energy than I.
The snow had frozen during the night
and so was the more dlfficult to re
move; but at length we accompllshed
our task and then there lay before us
the stlnT, cold body of a man ln evenlng
dress, with his fur-llned cloak, falling
baek from the throat, revealed.
There were diamonds in his shlrtfront
and at his wristbands. and a delkate
"ower in his coat. Quite evidently he
had been dressed for some festive
He was a man of mlddla helght.
Blender and shapeiy, and, I should say.
had been very handsome ln his life
Nay, he looked handsome even as
he lay there. with shut eyes, and the
marhle palenesa of death on every fea
ture. His face waa claan-shaven. savs
for a sllght moustache; his brow de
noted lntellectuallty, and his fair
brown hair seemed to indlcate that
those fastshut eyes were either blue or
As to his age. I should have guessed
him at something under thlrty-flve. All
this 1 saw ln my first hasty glance;
when I examined the body more close
ly. I saw ln the chest a bullet-wound.
The questlon was, was that wound
I would have given all I possessed to
have been able to answer yes; but. ln
the first plaee, there was no plstol to
be found. whlch would surely have
been the case had lt been suicide. for
the shot must have meant almost ln
stantaneous death; and, ln th* second
I could see. tight-cllnched ln the dead
man's flngers, a few threads of sllver
orocade, and I remembered with horror
'hat I had noticed. laat night, a trlm
iing of sllver brocad* on the mysterl
?js woman's gown.
It was she who had murdered him!
Va I stood quite convlnced of this; and
et?perhaps lt ls with shame I ought
lo make this confesaion?and yat I
hoped she would not be apprehended.
I posltlvely snuddcrea at tne tnougnt
of her sunTering for har crlme. It could
ecarcely ba said that her beauty had
bewitched me. for tt must ba remem?
bered. I bad not ao much as looked up?
on her face.
But there had been a world of beauty
In her voice; something ln my heart
had lenped responslva to Its sweet, sal
tones?to say nothing of tbe beauty of
her form, her graoe of bearing, the sat
ln softness and whlteneaa of her akin.
And, perhaps, thia man had deserved
his fate. Perhaps he had dealt with
her vlJely and treacherously, aa man
la prone to deal with woman when she
loves and trusts.
Ehe had said all men were not false.
Well, at least she should find that I
had not taken advantage of her vislt
to my cottage to hunt her to a shame
To this concluslon I had come, when
the sound of church bells?heralding
the joyous Chrlstmas morn?fioated
down the pass upon my ears.
"Peace on earth, good will to men!"
was the message they proclalmed. T
resolved afresh that. let the mcasur*
of this woman's guilt be what lt might,
I would not ralse hand or volcs to
brlng lt home to her.
I would leave her to her God. He, to
whom the secrets of all hearts are open
would judge between her and the mur?
dered man. and would award. ln His
own way and time, due punishment.
There was no need for me to lnterfere.
But for the fact that the woman had
thrown herself on my protectlon last
night, I could not have connected her
with this crlme: and, my sympathles
enlisted ln her favor, as they were, !t
needed no very great atretch of Imagl
natlon to convlr.ee me I had no right to
reveal what had been made to me in
such a moment.
With tnflnite dlfflculty I released
from the dead man's flngers those tell
tale threads of brocade then I lald
him down again. and covered him with
Nero sat on his haunches while T
was thua employed. and testlfied his
dlspleasure by short, sharp barks.
In my own mind. I resolved to keep
him chained up for a time. when he
was not with me; otherwlse, I thought
he would surely return to this spot and
again lay hare the body.
I wondered what had made him at
taek the woman last night?whether
lt was in truth. the black mask that had
angered him, or whether he had smelt
blood upon her clothlng, or whether
some mysterious instinct had warned
him of her crlme.
I asked myself these questions, but
T came to no satisfaetory concluslon
concerning them?nay, I have come to
no satisfaetory concluslon, even to this
When T had qulte covered up the
body, I called to the dog and retraced
my steps slowiy. and with a sense of
deep depression of splrlts. The thought
of that dead man lying beneath the
snow haunted me. It seemed almost as
though I were guilty of his murder.
The sound of the chureh bells re
mlnded me that, no matter what his
sins had been, his poor body ought to
be laid ln eonsecrated ground. and a
word or two of prayer uttered over his
Was I aoting rightly in suffering him
to li?? there Mke a dog? Ought I not.
rather, to make known my dlscovery
to the proper authorlties. let fhe con
sequences be what they might to that
unhappy woman? Nero walked besida
me. occasionally licking my hand. and
raising his eyos wistfully to mine. He,
tOO, seemed unhappy. and as though a
weight was presslng upon his heart.
Still the Ohrlstmas bells pursued me
as I emerged from the pass; still they
haunted me with the thought that I
had done wrong to leave the dead man
hidden beneath the mountain snows.
By the time my cottage came in slght
I was strongly tempted to walk to the
nearest police station, and tell them
what I had found. Accldent declded
the question for me. I was wlthln a
dozen paces from the cottage door,
when my foot sllpped, and I fell. a
sharp pain ln my ankle warned ma I
had hurt myself pretty severely.
However, I managed to crawl into
the house, and flung myself upon my
bed; then I realized that my ankle was
badly spralned?I was little likely to
walk again for days to come.
"W.elh.at ajy^ralewI,shaJJLQflt go to
tne police station. ' i mnttereo. "Thia
And in my heart. I fancied I descrled
ln tha fall the hand of Fate.
? ? ? ?'? ? ? ?
For nearly a fortnlght. during whieh
snow fell almoat every day, I nursed
myself ln my easy chair. never so much
aa attempting to go outside the door
Fortunately. 1 had plenty of provislons.
and, for company?well. Nero waa all
He watched by me like a Christlan?
nay, with a far tenderer and more
falthful solicitude than half the Chris
ttans I have known would ever have
Bhown. Th* only thing that troubled
me in my captivlty, was tbe thought of
? the man who lay buried beneath the
j snow ln the mountaln pass. Sometimes
(Nero would ralse himself from hia
jBlumbers on the rug during the long
(chllly nights. and would give vent to
a low and mournful bowl. In my heart
[- waa persuaded that he, too, waa
j thlnklng of the murdered man.
The New T*ar bad come. and waa
(three or four days old, when a vlsitor
came to my hut. It was a shepherd.
who lived on the other side of the
j "I didn't see the dog about as I
passed.'* he remarked. apologetlcally,
j"so I thought I'd Just call and see if
you were all right.**
| I assured him I was all right?as. ln
Jdeed, I was, save for my lnjured foot,
.and that was mendlng rapldly.
I "There's been a power of snow. aln't
therer* he remarked. as he stood in th*
;doorway looking at the leaden skies.
j "There was a poor fellow froxen In the
pasa Tou'll not have heard of it, I
I I shook my head.
"Well. what I aay ls. they've no right
to attempt these mountalns ln such
weather. There'a no doubt he'd been
trylng to cross over by way of the pass.
and being caught In a snow storm. had
taken shelter under a' rock. He was
froxen to death, of course. Perhaps
you'd like to read about lt In the paper.
I've got one here."
I I thanked him and he left the paper
with me. Tbe moment he had gone. I
tore it open with avidity. The very
first paragraph that caught my eye
"Afysterious Disoavery. ? TTnknown
-entleman Froaen to Death ln a
, - ????? - ?
It waa only a brief report; but it _af
Boed to convlnca m* that the atat* of
tha body. when found. had been such
that tha bullet wound was not llkely
to be ao much aa suspected. Accord?
ing to the newspaper account, the dead
man's features were qulta unrecognixa
ble. and it waa only by his clothing it
could be surmised that he was a man
of good position. His Hnen waa *un
marked, and there was no scrap of pa?
per. or any other thing, upon the body,
to afford a means of identificatlon.
As a masked ball, ln ald of a publie
charlty, had been held ln a nelghboring
town on Chrlstmas eve, it was sur?
mised he might have been on his way
to It; but no one was report ed as mlss
ing. and the whole affair seemed
shrouded too deeply in mystery for the
police to hope te solve it. It had to be
relegated to the host of unsolved mys
terles. and the unfortunate stranger
was to be buried without a name.
j I must admlt it was a great rellef to
. me to know ai any rr-.te. he lald In con
secrat'Ml gmund. and with the ordinary
rites of Chrfattlaun hmlal
[TO BB CONTINDBO 1
Vi oo* Pnlp for Panltloca.
; Wood pulp haa been put to a variety
. r?f uses in recent years, but to non*
I more interesting than poultices and
surgical dressings. When macerated
in water it swells and absorbs from
j four to five tlmes its weight of liquid,
i< taining lt for a loug time. As tha
pulp becomes soft a poultice of any
desired consistency can be made by
varying the quantity of the water. By
using hot water the resulting poultice
! will retaln its heat, and molsture much
longer than a similar poultice made
| of bread or flnxseed. Antiseptlc drugs
Foluble in water may be dissolved in
| the water in whieh the pulp ia to be
1 soaked, as the pulp itself is unaffected
' by most drugs. When dry the pulp
will absorb both olls and fats. This is
particularly valuable, as it can be used
as an emollient and antiseptic substi
tute for salves, etc, on lint as a surg?
ical dressing. Wood pulp can be
molded when moist, so that it can be
used as a splint, owlng to the fact
that It dries very hard. When kept
slightly wet with an antiseptlc solu
tion the pulp remains soft and can be
used as an absorbent dressing. Crude
wood pulp can be sterilized by heat
Ing ia an ordinary sterilizer.?Chicago
How Onr Fathcri Tauarht.
A western man was on a visit to
his eastern cou-dn, and his host was
entertaining him by ahowing the fam?
"See this old gun?" he said. "It
taught me my flrat lesson fn arith
"How?" his guest aaked, curiously.
"It's dead easy. Guesa."
"Father promise to let you shoot lt
on vour next birthday?"
"Point it at your head, If you didn't
"Nothing of the kind."
"Shoot you through your left ear?**
"No; we do not believe in pierced
"Then I give it up," the westerner
said, with a deep sigh.
"Oh," his cousin replled, represslng
a broad grin, "be laid the gun away,
and used the ramrod."?Life.
Kfaarcr Hia Btaa.
Kight-year-old Lottie, a very preclse
young lady, was playing with Baby
Willie one day, when ahe patted him
on the cheek in a motherly way and
exclaimed: "Bless the little lamb
chopl Bless his little heart!"
"Why, Lottie," aaid her mother, in
surprlse, "wbat is your idea of call
ing baby such a ridiculous name as
"Well,** exclaimed Lottie, thought
fully, "yon alway* call him a little
lamb, but he 1* so very small I
thought it wonld sound more 'proprl
ate to call him a lamb chop. Tht.t is
nearer his size, I'm sure."?N. Y
Thea Top Waa Anffry.
"Yon know that cow of ours, pop?"
-Yes, my son."
"Well, yesterday I lost a top, and
when John milked to-night what do
yon suppose he found ln the milk?**
*'The top, I suppose.**
**No, air; cream."?Yonkers Stateavi
iRIWrSA si'N DANCE.
_e-r.-n C-r-mmtin's Cbs.Tved by
tba A,o:na Indians.
Alllinn.h .a.lblr ( hrl.llan, tke
I'eupl uf \nrloiiH Vn r W-alriu
I'nrbloa Mllll Wurablp ihr
Orb of U?r.
(Speclal Acoma (Art.) I,?u?r.]
TRA VKLERSreturn from Indiaand
tell ub of the aun wor*hip of the
Parsees; of tbe prayera offered
to the rising aun by devout citizcns of
Bomlmy. They would lift up tbeir
hands ln amazement aad horror were
thev told tbat tbcre are thouaands of
aun tvorsbipers in the United States of
Annrica at the present time. And yet
suclt is the case. Every mornlng in the
yeur men and women may be seen
among our sun-worshipera, aprinkling
r.EADKRS OF THE SUN DANCB.
thel. sscred meal to tha rising sub and
praying to the great. morqingluminary
to bestow sll hi* best gift* upon them.
"But," you ask, "where are such be
nighted heathen aa thia to be found ln
the United States?"
In Arizona and New Mexico. Tbe
pueblo or town Indiana of I&leta, La
guna, Zunl, Aecma, etc, are all wor
shipers of the sun, snd daily tbeir
adoration I* offered, aa well asin spe
clal ceremonles of great pomp and im
portance whlch occur lesa regularly.
If one leaves the transcontinental
line of the Santa Fe railway on the
journey to California, at the little town
of Laguna in New Mexico, and drivea,
or rides horseback. 17 or 18 miles south,
he will reach the wonderful "City of the
Cliffs," Acoma Here, ln the first day
of Sentember of each year, the "feast of
St. 8tephen," the patron salnt of the
people, ia obscrved. The feaat la a
strange and Interestlng mixture of
Iioman Catholio religlou* ceremonial
and pure and unadulterated sun wor
ship. I hsve Been tbe dance and Ita at
tendant ceremoniea several times, and
each time the "jolnlng*** of ths two
kinds of worshlp beeome more appar
ent. Tbe old prieats, when Acoma waa
subjugated to Spanish rule 350 years
ago, were wise. Instead of totally pro
hibiting the reJigiou* ceremonlals of
the people, they gave new and Chris
tian interpretations to them, hence, to
day, we see an orthodox Catholic prieat
*ng*glng in the rites of holy mass, and
then marching in n proceesion to the
plaza where the whole afternoon ia
spent In a dance performed in honor of
During these proce?sions the visltlng
Mexicsns often unite with tbe Indians,
though, regarding themselves ss *u
perlor to the nstives, they head the pro
preaerve their dignity unlmpaired. One
of their number, oo one occasion, was
induced to add charm to the perform
snee by renditlon of certaln aira on bis
accordlon. During a solemn aong,
when the Indians were praying for the
continned ble*sings of Those Above,
the accompanist compelled his accor?
dlon loudly and JnaUtently togiveforth
THE CONVKRTED SCOFFER.
the strains of'MarchingThroughGeor
gia." Soon he chmged it to "La Palo
ms," and then, when the most solemn
part of tbe ceremony wss reached, he
thrilled the religious feelings of his
auditors by bringing forth with iu
tenBe fervor and power that soul-stir
ring melody, "After the Ball Is Over."
But, happily unconscious of any incon
gruity, the earnest Indians sang on,
and felt grateful to their Mexican
friend for his helpful sccompaniment.
In one of the main streets was a bow
er made of cottonwood benches, in
whieh the wooden flgure of St. Stephen,
the patron saint, was placed, and here,
during the day, all the devout wom?
en came to pray, offer up thanksgiving,
and, st tbe same time, deposit at the
shrine corn, bread, melons, baans, and
other products of their garden* aa
thankoffering. Then began the dances.
Two families or clans took charge of
this portion of the ceremonies. The
women were clothed in all the flnest
garments they were sble to obtain.
Robes, elegantly woven and highjy col?
ored sashes. buckskin leggins, mocca
sina, necklsces and the like, and upon
the head each woman wore s headdress
of wood or leather. a foot or more hlgh,
imd painted or carved, or both, to repre
*ent fymbols conneeted with the WCT
tbjp of the sun. Tbe lightning, raia
eloodv the f.un, the moon, tbe morning
and evening stars. the planets, the
milky way even, were all represented
upon these headdre&ses. The mena
ohief article of elothing was the kilt,
made of white cotton of home weaving
and embroidered, in colors. Anklets,
moccasins, necklsces snd a banda
around the head to blnd the halr, with
arinjgts and rattles. comoleted their
outflt. while fEe womenTefiTtwigaTor'
pine or junlper in their hands, whlch
they moved baek aad forth ln time with
the rattling of the men.
Now watch the dance. The men
come two by two. followed at a yvtrd)
or so distance by two women, side by
side, men rattling, women gently
ahaking their pine twiga. The m*n
move their lower llmba in a wild,
qulck. hippety hop fashioa that ia as
impossible to describe aa it is to imt
tate, for I verily believe a French
danclng master would atrive in valn
to learn that "step." The women, on
the other hand, follcws the men ln a
kind of slow, gentle, shufhsng move
ment, merely adrandng a few inchea
at each "shuffle foward," and scarce
ly lifting their feet from the ground,.
but keeping perfect time to the ges
ticulating antics and frog-like jump
inga of the men.
By the side of the dancers is a baud
of men who form the chorus. These
are slnging with a luaty vigor never
exoelled by the congregation at a
negro camp meeting. Their leader
gesticulatea with hands and arms,
waving them to and fro, toasing them
upwards and thus invoking the favors
of the sun god and Those Above upon
the dance. Some of their music is
wild a*?d crude, but one song wis
aung with a procision and accuracy of
tone and attaok that would have com
pelled admiration from the most crit
ical of eastera audiences.
Now the dancers face each other,
and mareh and countermarch, then
they mareh in open order. some go
inp north and othera south. Several
complex flguies are danced with per?
fect time anu order, until the dancers
are vory weary snd return to their nn
derground "klva" for a rest. Then
the dancers from the other kiva come
forth and keep up the ceremoniea u.v
til they are ready to retire. And thus
the aflernoon ls occupied.
Here and there on the housetap*
group* of lnterested speetators may
ONE OF ACOMA'S WISE MEN.
be seen, clothed in their plctnreaque
girmenta, highly colored, white and
variegated, and almoat aa interesting
becauae of their pronounced absorp
tlon in the ceremony aa the dancers
Do you see that energetic dancer
there? He aeem* to be the most sin
?ere and earnest worshiper of tbe lot.
And yet a few years ago that young
man was taken into one of the kivas in
the dead of the night, bound hand and
foot and gsrged, and wblpped with a
cruel rawhlde scourge until his lacer
ated bsck flowed blood, becsuse he had
ridiculed and acoffed at thia religious
service of hii people. He had been to
one of the United States government's
Indlan schools, where he was taught
to look above the superstitious ideas of
his people, and when he returned home,
his education complete, he dared to
give expresalon to hia radloal ideas;
this wa* the method taken to convince
him that "conservatlam waa the best
policy." He evidently learned the last
l**son well, for, when telllng me the
story, he said: "Watch me to-morrow,
and you will see that I dance more
vigorously than any other Acoma In?
dlan." And so he did, but the religious
influence of it was somewhat lost by
the fact that each time I paased him
snd be thought he was unobserved by
his people, hc turned and gravely
"wlnked" at me.
Just as sun is about to set all the vis
itlng Indians are called together and
the chief shaman or medicinc man
throwa one after another among them
tbe gifta that have been placed on the
shrine during the day. There ia a great
scramble for these gifts, for not only
are they deemed of value, but the
prayers and thanksgivlng of th* donors
to the Great Sun are supposed to ac
company the gifta, and thus bring
blessing* and good luck to the reclp
,enU- Q. WHARTON JAME3.
A Word ot Warnln*.
WMb?I'm going to run acrosa the
atreet just a minute to bid Mrs. Jones
Husband?Well.you'U have to hurry.
The train leavea in three houra.?Chl?
we?I alwaya say what I think.
She?Ohl Then that must be the rea
son that you often ait around for an
hour at a time without saying a word._
Necen.tty Kbowi No Law.
Thorne?Jack Gladhand say* be haa
sworn off borrowing money.
Bramble?He had to. All his friends
have sworn off lending him money._N.
Too Moch for a Dnnice-.
"Why," exclaimed a tonrist In ItaJy,
"a donkey couldn*t*limb that hill, and
I'm not going to try lt."?Ohlo Stata
Cannot Klelc Baekwar*.
An ostrich cannot kick backward.
When the time has come for the bird to
be despoiled of ita feathers its head is
inserted in a bag, and the plncker
atands behind his victim. A blow from
Ita foot has vigor enough to kill a man.
War AralnK Graaahoppera.
Tlie authorltlea in Alglera gave $40 -
000 toward flghting the gTasshoppers.
In one sectlon 3.20O camels were em
ployed to carry tbe materlal for burn
Ing over the p-laees where eggs had
Hl_ \\ n- o??.
Ethel?And so you told him wbatyon
thought of him, did you? And what
did he say?
Kitty-The horrid thing. He said he
wss pleased to know that I thought of
him at all.?Somerville Journal. t
"No! I don't believe in the catechiam,
Miss Flooter; for though 1 'honor my
father and mother,' yet my days-are not
a blt longer In the land. I'm stlll put
to bed at *even_o'clockl"?Ally Slopar.
"Government by the people," d*>
clared Leftman, "is a failure."
"Oh, I wouldn't take my defeat for
such a small offlce aa the legislature
so much to heart," rejoined McMany.
? Philadelphia North American.
Aa to the Qnarrcl.
Misa Nosum?You think you are in
Miss Askins?Yes; don't you think
I ought to tell George so?
"Well?er?not until after h* haa
*??> Wsata* to Be Seen.
Exaaperated Old Gentleman (to lady
ia front of him)?Excuse me, madam.
but my seat has cost me ten shillings
and I want to see. Your hat?
The Lady?My hat has cost me ten
guineaa, sir, and I want to be seenl?
"Stone wslla do not a priaon make,"
quoted the prison visitor.
"Mebbe not," said the convict, "but
they make it darned bsrd fer a feller to
get out.**?San Francisco Exsminer.
A Wlde-Awaka Refereaec.
Police Chlef?ln sdvocating Patrol
man Foley for night duty you advance
especial qusliflcstions, I presume.
Police Captain?Yes. sir; he haa
chronic insomnia, sir.?Judge.
$100 REWARD $100.
The resdera of thia paper will b*
plesBed to leero that there is at least
one dreadeddisease that science has
been able to oure in all its stsges, and
that ia Oatarrh. Hall's Oatarrh Oure
ia the only poaitive cure koown to tbe
medioal fraternity. Oatarrh being a
oonBtitutional dieeaae, requires aeon
atitutional treatment. Hall's Oatarrh
Cure is tsken internslly. acting direct
ly upon the blood and mueous surfaoea
of the syatem. thereby deatroying the
foundation of the diaeass. and giving
the patient atrength bv building up the
oonatitution and seaiating nature in
doing ita work. The proprietora have
ao much faith in Its curative powers
that they offer One Hundred Dollsrs
for any case that it fails to cure. Send
for llBt of testimonials.
F. J. Ohbbkt <fc Oa.,
Sold by all druggiata, 75c.
The 20th Street Baptiat Ohureh has
moved ita place of worship from its
former place of worship (20th street.
between Main and Oary) to corner of
21etandQraceatreet, and the name
baa also been chsnged to thai of Mace
donis Bsptist Ohureh. The publi*. is
mvitedtosttend the aervioea whi?h
a a o 0e ** tha u"utl hours?11 a m
8. S. 8 p. m.; reguiar aerviees, 8p. m
Rev. A B. Smith. Pa ator ?
Jamas Powkll, Ulerk.
alJJa-. mlni,te"' l?wjers. doctor.,
elerka. loauranee eollectora. market
men, portera, laborera, boot blscks
men m every oeoupstion. memb*r? cf
EsBB. Tr^R-T* *' RePubli?- ?-maJ.
wSSl *uue. Reformera and all other
bod.eathatmeet in Riehmond. takj
Room.me*1' " ThomP-^*- DintnJ
Woman's Corner Stcce
iDcorporaied March, 1897
OflCC : ? W LBlCJti t
Aothorised Capital, f6.00*
Olaim* promptlr paij as aoon as sas
lsfaetory notioe of i)?k- eaa or death la
plaeed in home offlee.
??_!,?B; Willi?~??. - Preafclew
fiS B^mm- - Viee-Preeident.
Bettie Brown, * . Treasorer
Mildred Cooke Jonea, 8ea. a Bu* Man
Boabd oa I>iB_Nrroaa
LouisaB. WHUanas, Kate Holmes
Mattie F. Johnson, Ann ?f. Johnsos
Bettie Brown. Mildred 0. Jonea.
D*?. D. A. FERQU5QN.
Qold Crown and Bridge Work. Speeial
AUention paid to Ohildrec.'a Teeth.
Offlee, 110 B. Leigh St.,
W W SCOTT
80t H. 3ND STREET.
Hair-Cntting. Shavlng and Shamaoo
log in Firat Ciass Style. Tonsorisl
Apartmenu now open to reoeive you
Oall and saa ma. tf.
Open an Accnii with Us,
*_W^e I'JLI?-*1 7CU ?"7 amonnt from
W to 11000 to be paid baek in small
weekly paymenta Something new,
parely mntual and takes the plaee of a
bank socount to persons of small maana
Terma reaaooable. Addreaa oreall on
THB U. 8. MBTTJAL BAHXDT G 00.
Room 7, Ebel Building,
882 EastMain Street
The Cnstalo Honse
702 E. BROAD ST.
Havisg remodeled my __r. and hav
mg an up-to-date plaaa, I am prepared
to serve my fnends and the publie at
the aame old stand.
Cr\oice Wlnes, Uqiiors ar\d
FRST CIASS RBSTAURANT.
Mcals At All Hom_,
New 'Phone. 1381. Wm. Onatalo. Prop
H. F. Jonathan,
Fish, Oysters & Prodocfr
120 N. 17th St., Richmond, Va
Orders will reoeive prompt attention
Speclflcs cure by acting directly opoa
the disease, without exciting disorder in
any other part of the system.
*?? cvRM. ntcmu
*? ->ver_. Congeatlona, InflairunaUona. __
-?Wornn. fform r>-or, WormCo_c_. _?_,
1?DUrrhra. of Children or AdulU.?.. /*3
7?Ooacha. Colds, BronchlUa. ._?
?*?Keural.ta. Toothache. Kaoeaea*._5
?-llc_*?oh-. Slck Headacbe. VerUgo.. .aa
10? Dyapepaia. Indljrc_Uo_.We?k8to?na__._5
1 l-6uppreaa?-d or Palnrul l?erlo_a.._ _?._
'*?*? Whitea. Too Profuso IVrloda. .__,
13?Croup. Laryncitta. Hoaraenaa..aa
!?*?Balt Khrum. Er-alpelas.KrupUoaa.. .?_.
1 S?Rheumailam. Rh?umatlc Palns. ?aj
16? Malarta. Chllls, Fover aad ____.._, ?|5
19?Catarrh, Iufiuenxa, Cold ln the Qaad .85
!*0? Whoopin_-<?ou_h._ ^J5
?T-KUnry DUeura. ^5
30?t'rlnmry Weakneaa. WetUngBed.... _5
11?Orlp, HayFe-er. *aa
vSmSS&WgEg ?? ?? ???* *<>?*
Sold by draarlaU. or aent on recolut of ditto.
Be^Y^***1-00 ?or. WUlSS-fJPjS^sSi
IT BEATS THEM ALL.<?^3
New Pictorial and Historical Charti
Tbe New Negro for the New
RNAMKNTAL IOR HOVlKft' *"* Fm0tn' T*?eories and Statisties.
***mJSm^&9r^^ Your ehildren have no
Learning. Leading Living Cre.tors^Sf ThouBa? .nrfTT lemCiD* ^"itotion of
presenta and idea-Bowen, for^holeYshT rnl??""6?'- - ETer-r m*n *?"
for orgaaisstion; Dunbar, for-roetrim S'// ?M: *or eolonization ; Morria,
tioa ; ets. SevenVen portrs/t? of ananSSi k?L1"? ; ^?-hin?Bon, fJr eouea
fae^eoneerning the Rse^og"re.L do?uV^rehnVedLDeJagI:; Sfilt
'"**"*?** ?? BroU?, UTrCE BOOK, ARK.
?Phone, 577, - . New Phone, ,,33
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