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By HENKT W.
The twilight is sad and cloudy.
The wind blows I md and free,
And like the wings of the seabirds
Flash the whitecaps of the sea.
But in thc fisherman's cottage
There shines a ruddier light.
And a little face at the window
Peers out into the night.
Close, close it is pressed to the window,
As if those childish eyes
"Were looking into the darkness
To sec some form arise.
By Franklin '
SB evening I stepped Into
Alex Kelley's store, which
was also the agency post
office, to await the slow
coming of the mail, and
found that the proprietor
had gone out to supper and left the
door unlocked. He had no clerk, and
inside were a number of "blanket In
: dlans" seated upon boxes and barrels,
very much at home. I knew that Gov
ernment employes nt all the Sioux
agencies -were notoriously negligent in
the matter of locks and keys, yet 1
was surprised at Kelley's supreme con
j lidence in these Indians.
When we were alone that e\ cuing I
spoke to him about the matter.
"Oh," he replied, in his easy way,
1 "if there are Indians in the store when
. I'm ready for meals, I dou't send them
out. Show a Sioux that you have per
? feet confidence In him, and you can
? trust bim with anything you've got.
The/ best clerk I had, in the days when
my trade needed help, was an Indian
-Martin Blueshleld. Martin saved me
from loss by thievery several times;
the thieves were whites.
"I'll tell you of Martin's fracas with
'Bi^pK?sky. Ko3ky had.a timber claim
oven-here on Laroot ? Creek. . He- was
some kind of a foreigner and had
worked in tho piuerics; be was the big
gest and thc meanest man that ever
came into these partp. He was a tre
mendous fellow lu size, with a neck
and-chest like a bull's, and he had a
black" beard as coarse as straw, that
stood straight out like a hog's bristles.
"At that time tho Indiana here, who
have always been peaceable, were feel
ins very timid. It was the year after
thc Custer fight, and the people of the
settlements hereabouts were not well
disposed toward the Indians.
"I don't know how it ls," said Kelley,
reflectively, "but most white people
don't seem to know the difference be
tween a good Indian and a bad one.
Fully nine-tenths of the Sioux have
never taken part In any hostile move
ugalust our people. Yet this ninc
teoths have been made io suffer greater
privations than the fellows who did
"Well, Big Kosky and some others
took' advantage^ of the situation hero,
and robbed the Indian.: whenever they
f*hnd hali a chance. Kosky, nt Laroot
'i?Creek, was close to the reservation
'.line, and he had a keen eye for stray
povies. I suppose he stole and sold a
--dozen or fifteen of them in a year.
.-After every loss the Ind laus would
^herd tlreir ponies closer for a time;
,; then they'd get a little careless and
J?aore stock would disappear. It did
?hot the slightest good to complain; both
T and the missionary here went io the
sheriffs in the adjoining counties, and
/^ried to get them to put a stop to the
.y "The Indians roon came to fear Big
Kosky much vs. zcvz~ people fear evil
spirits. They thought he had a waker."
-big medicine or spirit-"which pro
tected him. They said he could look
right through a person and see what
was behind him. He usually carried a
. two-bitted ax with a long handle,
which the Indians looked tipon as his
war-weapOur and they supposed- he
could throw this through a man at a
Tery long distance.
./ "He used to come to rny store noAv
and then to trade, and the Indians al
ways kept, away from him, for he
hated them and would glare at them
like a mad beast. But my clerk, who
had been educated in white schools,
had lost his fear of waknn men, and
it was amusing to me to watch the play
'"Good day, Mr. Kosky!' Martin
would say,' very politely.. 'Will yon
have some rope to-dny; or will you have
one of these fine knives?' and he would
hold up a butcher-knife or a coil of
rope for Inspection.
"Big Kosky's eyes would blaze, and
then he'd mutter something in his own
language and turn to me for what he
wanted. Probably, though, there would
j have been no fracas between Martin
and Kosky if I hadn't been called to
Fort Berthold on business. Kosky
came over the next day with a cart and
yoke of oxen after some flour. When
he enteretr/the store be glared at Mar
tin as nsjw*", and finding I was to be
goi^^rji^iveek or two, he turned on
~*>hioieel and walked out:
"A little while afterward an Indian
came in and told Martin that the big
medicine wasechun"-white man-"had
taken one of my ponies, which was
picketed in a ravine beside the road.
The old scamp supposed it was an In
"Martin said nothing, but locked the
store, saddled his pony, and went after
Big Kosky. About two miles'from the
store he overtook the fellow, with my
horse tied behind hfs cart. ? Then there
was a lively time. Kosky got off bis
cart with his axe and charged Martin,
yelling like a wild man. The boy
dodged on his spry pony and watched
. for an opening.
"He-circled swiftly around the cart
and oxen until Big Kusky was pretty
well blown trying to get at him. Then,
when Kosky was at the opposite side
of thc cart, .Martin made a sudden
dash at the oxen and?elabored them
with a stock^gtf~fl|^A^eded only a
cuirmSUl?? H*at a jump,
^d, was left
r him all kinds
n't make vain
th a couple of
too good repu
.buncb of fifty
ndian boy was
fe dared attempt
er I or thc mis
And a woman's waving shadow"
Is passing to and fro,
Now rising to the ceiling.
Now bowing and bending low.
What tale do the roaring ocean
And the night wind, bleak and wild,
Aa the*beat at the crazy casement,
Tell to that little child?
*i.nd why do the roaring ocean
And the night wind wild and bleak,
As they beat at the heart of the mother,
Drive thc color from her cheek?
sionnry. Mr. Williams, had been ou tho
reservation. But as it was. they only
ki:d to drive these ponies to thc near
est railroad town and sell thom at ?10
or $15 each, and the complaints of the
Indians would avail nothing. Such
robberies of the Sioux were frequent In
? those days, and kept oven tho friend
liest of them in a state of hostile feel
"I don't suppose that Martin even
would have dared to follow the ras
cals If they hadn't run oft four of my
ponies in the bunch they stampeded.
But I had left him in charge of my
property, and when a runner came In I
with news of the loss he again locked |
the store, and leaving some Indians (|
guard, mounted his pony and followed .
the rustlers. Ile was careful, after
striking their trail, ?not to come in sight
of them until after dark.
"About two hours after sunset ho j
cam_ up with them in tho coulee of
Chapeau Creek. The" had just mada
camp, having run the stock more than
forty miles over an unsettled district, j
Martin saw them without being seen. ?
He picketed his pony beyond ear-shot, '
and then crept close to their camp. !
hiding in some bushes whore- be could
keep an eye on every movement.
"The three mon wore sitting about a j
small fire, eating their supper. Their j
ponies were picketed close by. and j
their guns, two Winchesters belonging ?
to the cow-men and an old shotgun |
which Kosky carried, lay against their !
saddles within their reach.
"The moon was shining brightly into '
the coulee, and just below the rustlers i
Murtin saw the pony herd in a elft?C
bunch, most of them lying at rest.
"The Indian settled himself to walt,
and presently Big Kosky got up. !
saddled h's horse, took his gun :;nd .
vent to look after tho herd, wh'lo tho
Otters unrolled their blankets, laid
their Winchesters beside them, and !
stretched themselves at their fire.
"They had lipon bilking together and
langhinj? and were evidently pr?t ly j
weil contented with their catch; they ;
seemed to fool pretty sure about go!- j
ting off with the herd. Marlin watched i
the fellows like a lynx, and when *hoy |
were sound usleep and Kosky was out
of sight looking after tho herd, ha
crawled Into their camp and got borh
their, guns. Then he crawled away
"The guns he carried up thc creels
and strapped io his pony's saddle. Tlwu
he came back just ns slyly to look af i et
Big Kosky and the ponies. So far
everything had gone to his liking, and
now to get rid of that rascally herder.
"Kosky kept the horses in a close
buueh. riding about them with his gnu
across bis saddle, and Martin's pros
pect for running off any of them looked
pretty poor. Whatever he did must bc
done before the fellows in camp were
awakened, for the discovery of tho loss
of . their guns would alarm them at
"The ponies, however, themselves
settled Martin's plan of action. They'd
been watered at Lame Man's Creek,
some miles back, and toward midnight
they began to want drink, and to drop
Into the bed of the Chapeau io look foi j
lt. The creek was dry," with only a ;
pool hore and there In dips of thc chan- :
ncl; and Kosky, to (inlet their uneasi
ness, worked the bunch along up to. one
of tho sunken ponds some two hundred
yards above his rustlers' camp.
"Martin followed closely, keeping
out .of sight in the dry channel. "Very
Eu on he heard the ponies slipping down
n steep bank into thc pond: and peer
ing out of the cover of tall grass, he '
saw Kosky ride his own horse down tc
drink. Martin could just see the I
horse's i".:inp ns the animal stood, halt
on end, and thc man's head and shoul
ders, as be sat braced in his saddle.
"There was the hoy's opportunity, '.
and lie .ook it ns quick as lightning.
He crawled slyly out of the grass and
got directly behind the rustier. Then, :
using the stock of his carbine as a bat
tering-ram, he;made a running jump,
striking th? man squarely between the ;
"Kosky was hurled as if kicked by a
mule. He struck the water wich a j
splash and sank like a sack of ?ind. |
Martin landed behind his saddle,, and
the rustler's horse slid into the water,
where he floundered over his breath
"The ponies were startled into snort
ing a little, but they were too thirsty
to run. and Martin kept his seat and
rode out upon the bank. He tied his
captured horse to some willows, and
then waded in and dragged Kosky out
into thc dry bcd of thc creek. There
he turned the man upon his face and
slapped his back until he began to
show signs of life; then he tied him.
hands and feet, and left him there to
come to and reflect npon the uncertain
ties of rustling.
"The ponies were now grazing quiet
ly, and Martin moved them up-stream
to where his horse w*as tied, and then
drove them rapidly home.
. "That experience settled the accounts
of Big Kosky in these parts. I reckon
the whole business was rather mys
terious to him. He never came on tho
reservation again, to our knowledge,
and soon after abandoned bis claim.
Martin's handling of him gave the In
dians here some heart to protect their
property, and there was less stealing
Of their stock. They gaye Martin a
long name-they called him Strikes-the.
Bfg-Mcdicine-White-Man." - Youlh'i
Accidents on Cnnncllan I::I?1?:IVJ.
The number of accidents on tho Can
adian railroads for the past year, ac
cording to the a timmi report of the
Department of Railways, which baa
just been published in Ottawa, has
been very high. T?ere were 330 killed,
an increase of i3 per c'eut, over thc
previous year, and 132S injured, an In
crease of ll per cent, over IDOL
IN A STATE OF DOUBT.
"You daim to bo a law-abiding citi
zen, don't you?" asked the man who
"I don't know whether I am or not,"
answered Mr. Sirius Barke. "There's
a lot of laws and police regulations
that I never read. I can't be sure that
I'm not violatin' some of 'em every
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Thc fellow who has nothing to say gen
I orally manages to say it at great length.
Fruit acids will not stain goods dyed
j with j* CTN A M. FADELESS DYES.
When a follow is in love he may fall off
j in weight and. still increase in sighs.
: r?so"sCurclstho best medicine we evor used
; lor all affections of throat and lungs.-Wx.
i O. EXDSLEY, Vauburen, Ind., Feb. 10, 1000.
flic trouble with the easy-going fellow
that it's so hard to get him'started.
" ? have kept Ayer* s Cherry Pec
toral in my house for a great many
years. It is thc best medicine io
the world for coughs and colds."
J. C. Williams, Attica, N. Y.
AH serious lung
troubles begin with a
tickling in the throat.
You can stop this at first
in a single night with
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Use it also for bronchitis,
consumption, hard colds,
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53 Lcara It with I hi?. Wo ?n wlllln?.
?j J. V. AY Ell CO., Lowen, Mass,
i he June "Smart Set."
The June number cf Thc Smart Set
opens with a novelette by James
Branch Cabell, entitled. "The Hus
bands' Comedy." Thc story Is strik
ingly distinctive, and as clever as fic
tion may be.
Among thc sixteen short stories of
thc number, thc most Important are,
"Thc Diary of Dewdrop." an exquisite
Idyl cf Japan, by Onoto Watana;
"The Artful Arabel la," an Ingenious
and intimate narrative of an episode
at a true house-party, by Margaret
Vinton Hamilton. r.nd "A Man. a Horse
and a Girl." a strong story o? thc
pl?in3, by Molly Elliott ?eawell. A
high standard of excellence, as well as
cf variety, Is attained In tho other
stories of tho number, among the con
tributors being Lady Cciin Campboll,
Robert C. V. S??yor?, Zoe Anderecn
Norris, Richard D. Ware. Juliet Wilber
Tompkins and EincI Slgsbcc Small.
The vorse maintains that merit
which has won for The Smart Sot its
literary prestige. Thc pocm3 of the
number include Edgar Fawcett, Victor
Plarr. Frank Dempster Sherman. Char
lotte Decker, William Hamilton Hayne,
Elsa Barker. Theodosia Garrison. Clin
ton S-ccllard. Minna Irving, Frank Roe
Batchelder and a dozen others.
Thc humor throughout Is of the best,
and there is, too. an 03say. "The
Parsing of the Aristocrat." by Eliza
beth Duer, which is of unusual inter
MAKING LIGHT OF IT.
Scribbler-Would you call yours?lf
a poet or simply a versifier?
Scrawler-Weil, when the editor
lights his pipe with my stuff, its a case
cf verse adre.-Philadelphia Record.
THOUGHTFUL OF THEM.
Bacon-Why is it that the landlords
won't let children In their flats?
Egbert-Oh, I suppose they're afraid
tho janitors' dogs may bite them.
Knicker-How did he become an ex
Bocker-Proving to his wife that it
was twelve when bc came home at
three.-June Smart Set.
I Many women and doctors do i
not recognize the real symptoms ? f
of derangement of the female ! '
organs until too late. | s
" I had terrible pains along my '. _
spinal cord for two years and Buffered t
dreadfully. I was given different
medicines,...wore plasters; none of *
these things helped mc. Reading of 1
the cures that Lydia E. Pinkham's t
Vegetable Compound has brought \
about, I somehow felt that it, was r
what I needed and bought a bottle to ^
take. How glad I am that I did BO ;
two bottles brought rae immense re- ^
lief, and after using thuee bottles more ^
I felt new life and blood surging o
through my veins. It seemed as
though there had been a regular house \
cleaning through my system, that all r
tho sickness and poison had been taken ,
out and new life given me instead. I J
have advised dozens of my friends to uso J
Lydia JE? Pinkham's Vegetable U
Compound. Good health is indis- i
Eensiabla to complete happiness, and
, y di ti E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound hat? secured thi: 'omc." tl
-MRS. LACHA L. BREMEI., Crown M
Point, Indiana, Secretary Ladies Relief T
Corps? -' ?6D00 forfeit If original of above letter ft
proolngTfe'nuintr.est cannot be produced.
JBItofetfdfc woman wli o does pot
Understand her ailment should ^
write Mrs. Pinkhnm, Lynn. :
Mass. Her advice ls free and P
HE KEEPS AWAKE NOV?.
ftetov Didn't KDOTV Whore He T4 .-V9 From
or Was Goina.
A comedian -who is staying at the
Regent, when talking with some fellow
actors about the funny experience!
they each lind In traveling from one
city to another, told of a thing that
happened to him when doing one-ulght
stands throughout a State last week.
"We had actually traveled so ranch,
playing always to one-night stands,
that "I finally gave up trying to remem
ber names, and Just trusted to the
manager to get there. I was usually
worn out whenever we reached wher
ever wc were to play, and if we didn't
have to give a performance as soon ns
we landed I went to bed and stayed
there until we did. Consequently,
saw little or nothing of tho city, and ns
lor names-well, names never did in
terest me, and it was just this lack
of interest that got rae into trouble and
was thc cause of a whole carload of
people believing nie a crazy man. Wo
were just leaving some place to go
somewhere else. Thc traJu being very
much crowded, I was grateful to oc
cupy a seat willi an elderly and very
talkative woman, but I didn't know
that until afterward. She asked mu
many questions, and as I did not wish
for an extended conversation, 1 made
very brief answers, which perhaps did
not fulfill Hie requirements. Fina liv
I was startled by her question: 'Where
arc you going, young man'*:' There
wasn't anything very strange about
that; but it was the first time 1 realized
that I did not know, and so I said:
'Really, madame, I do not know.' Of
course, her amazement was complete.
'.'Well, where did you como front?
came back at me.
"'And even that I don't know,' "1
answered; but by that time she had
vacated thc seat and the hasty glance
I gave thc passengers proved to nie
that she had confided to a few, at least,
that she had ridden for miles next to
?. crazy man.
"Since (hen I have nnnaged to keep
awake long enough to get thc names
of towns wo leave and are io visir.'
- Washington Post.
WORDS OF WISDOIV.
The earnestness of lifo is (ho only
passport to tho jatlsCactlon o?' lifc
One thorn of experience is worth a
whole wilderness of warning.-Jamel
Let us cherish a sober mind and take
for granted that in our best perform
ances there are latent mnvy errors
which in llieir own timo viii come
The comfortable and comforting peo
ple are those who look on tbs bright
side of life, gathering its roses and
sunshine and making the most : hat
happens seem the best.-Dorcfiiy Dix.
Demand of every common thing of
life, whether it be your lody or
your money or your daily experience,
that lt shall bloom Into fine results
In your own seul and in your Influence
on the world.-Phillips Brooks.
The truest lives are cut rosc-d .amond
fashion, with many facets adhering to
tile many planed aspects of th* world
n])out them; ami society ls nlwsys try
ing In some way or another M grind
us down to a singlo fiat surface.- -Olive*
In our higher und happier moods, I
think wc all have visions of the truth
that we never are nor cnn be pn3-j for
our best save only In the doing hf lt.
Our finest devotion ls never recom
pensed In terms of thc market: It njver1
cnn be. We give ourselves, and flndj]
In return our larger life-Frederick L.
The man who spends bis years ou
earth In shallow enjoyment or selfish
case, careless of the world's sorrow
and indifferent of its sin. blind to its
Unest beauties and most thrilling trag
edies, moved by no great love, actuated
by no high hope, stirred by no holy en
thusiasm, ls ignorant of all true lift'.
C. J. Perry.
Soapsud* For Sunken.
There was considerable excitement
In the south part of town Thursday
Afternoon over the discovery of a den
?f snakes lu Miss Ella Beckleen'a yard.
Tor several days previous Miss Beck
lem had seen a number of snakes near
lier house, some of which she killed.
I"pon the afternoon named she discov
ered n snake emerging from a hole
near thc slough lu the rear of ;!ta yard.
Thinking perhaps there might be more
reptiles burrowed lu the ground, she
called to her sister-in-law, Mrs. Olof
Becklccn, and other nearby women
io come to her assistance. Together
ivith various weapons of destruction
lipy started out to wage war upon
Ike snakes. They carried a tub of hot
soapsuds, which they poured into the
tole, and the excitement commenced
.coner than thc women anticipated.
I'he hot water had done its work i
rtoll, and the snakes fairly crawled f
)vc" each other as they emerged from .
lie hole. Th way those women flour*
shed their hoes and clubs, with which I
hey were well armed, as they chased j
he reptiles about tho yard, caused .
inssersby to stop and wonder what i
?ras going on. But the ladies were J
irave, and when the conflict ceased .
ind an inventory was taken they found c
hey had killed ten snakes.-Avon (111.)
Austria's State Secrets. . '
Thc Austrian imperial archives have f
icon lately conveyed from the Hofburg *
o the great house built for them nd- c
oining the Foreign Office. They will 1
ntcr on be opened for public inspec- *
ion, from thc most auclent documents 3
luwn to those of 1S40. The rooms cou- T
aining thc secret archives are of Iron- T
vork, each story being completely sep- 11
rated from tho next one, so that u
leither fire nor waler can penetrate. 11
lose supplying abundance of water Is *
Ixed In every direction, thc windows r
ian neither bc melted by fire nor de- 0
troyed by blows, and the ornamental '
ronwork before each window can be 1
inlocked in case of emergency.
It ls remembered when Napoleon 1j
Jona parte Invaded Austria and estab- a
Ished himself at Schronbrunu, with 8
rhnt terrible haste the secret archives *
vere carried off to Budapest, to the ^
)fen stronghold, these being the first ^
hFngs secured when all else was left. ?
Lmong the iron cases stnnds a plain *'
irown wooden box, which will not be *
pened for fifty years.
It contains thc letters and papers of c
he late Crown Prince Rudolph, bur- "
icdly collected at Mnyerling on the *
ay of the disaster, and placed in a box a
ought lu the adj?iniug village.-Lon- "
on Telegraph. '6
An Unfortunate Heir.
The irony of fate Js pathetically illus
rated in the case of a young man who
.as heir to $75,000,000. His father, M.
^ereschtenko. Hie Russian sugar king,
}cently died, leaving his entire fortune
> his eldest kofi, who was Iylir* ifl r?t
tonnes of eonslfmptibn. It bas j?fVt ;^ \
c'en nnnounc?d thnt the son bas dieU
efore he could even formally take 1
jssession of his father's huze fortune. i
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Thc Apple Orchard.
. There is nothing more common than
lo hear farmers in all the casi em ?cc
lion of lue country say "wo cannot
grow apples any more as we once did."
Now, the cilmate is not to blame for
thia, and If apples euee grew weil with
yon ls it not worth while to study tho
cause of their failure now?
3Ien realize that for the growing of
their annual crops they must cultivate
well and keep up tho fertility of the
soil. They do net try to grow corn
hud wheat nt the same lime on the
same field, for they know that it can
not be done successfully, but when lt
comes to the orchard they assume that
a tree can not only ttike care of Itself j
like tho trees In the forest, but that :
they can crop the land for oilier things
!it the siime time and still got crops of
apples. Herein lies tho greatest of rll
lhe troubles in apple growing. So loug
as tlie soi! was a virgin soil ?nd
abounding lu plant food thc trees
throve In spite of neglect, but 03 they
gradually robbed the soil assisted by
tlie crops plantet) among them there
was Roon ft failure, for trcca as well as
other crops need plenty of available
plant food in the soil.
Another thing that apple trec3 espe
dally need js au abundance of soil
moisture. It is useless to apply fer!Mi
sers to any plant if there is not moist
ure enough in thc soil to dissolve thom.
Hence th? Importance for providing .a
soil abounding In vegetable decay to
retain the moisture needed for tho so
lution of the plant food applied. Pew
growers fully realize the amount of
the various forms of plaut fond that an
apple orchard takes from ?he sol!. At
thc recent American Apple Growers'
Cot'jrcss In St. Louis Professor Clo
Ihicr gave some very striking figures
In this regard which were taken from
the experiments made at the Agricul
tural Experiment Station ' of Cornell
University. He showed that with an
average yield (and this is a small one
In a good oichard) of 200 bushels per
?cre, that this 200 bushels of fruit
would remove from the soil thirteen
pouuds of nitrogen, only one pound of
phosphoric arid and nineteen pounds
Df potash, and the apples alone would
remove from each acre S2.-J5 worth of
plaut food. Then the growth of tho
wood and the leaves of the tree must
be taken into account, and it 'takes a
rcry considerably amount of food'lo
ieep up the activity of a large tree.
(Vltogother there waa In thc orchard a
Icmand for plant food to a tolal value
)f S0.01 per acre.
He compared this with a crop of corn
naking fifty bushels per acre, and
mowed that the corn removed little
nore than the fruit lrr.es, end yet every
'armer knows that ho cannot expect
iffy bushels of corn per aero unless he
ceeps up Ibo fertility of the soil, and
ret wc see tho santo mon trying to get
pplcs from a soil that has been drained
iy the trees in this way for a genera
ion, and not only drained by the trees,
nit called upon to grow a hay ero? cr
o pasture stock. Is it any wonder ih.it
vc cannot grow apples as well as wc
The statement wc have given shows
hat the demand for phosphoric acid is
-cry small as compared with that for
iltrogcn and potash, and Ibo trees will
iemand more potash than a crop of
?om of fifty bushels per acre, ami dc
uand It every year, for there can bo
io rotation of crops hero. In their
roung state, winn growth is what1 wc
vaut, applications of stable manure
viii bo of great help, not only in fur- .
ilshlng nitrogen but in giving some hu- ? -
nus making matter to tho soil. If Kal
lit has boon used in Hie preservation of
his manure it will not only make tho
nantira better in preventing the loss
if nitrogen, but lt will add potash that
3 needed. When the trees have
cached maturity we advise thc seed
ng down to grass. Out not In grass to
ic cut for bay, but grass to bc cut only
s a mulch for the trees and left on the
:rouud, cutting lt several times during
he season. Then give the grass a top
fessing annually of a fertiliser cora
osed of 800 pounds of acid phosphate,
00 pounds of cottonseed meal and 400
omni s of muriate of potash to make a
on. Uso this Ifbemiiy and got a good'
rowth of grass and every time you
ut the grass spread it to decay tin
ier tho trees ns far ns tho limbs ex
end nnd a little further. Then If you
ttend to the spraying you can grow
pples just Uko you did in your boy
ooti ant] probably better.-W. F. Mas-*
Mrs. Hiram Offen-Here, Bridget,
iee how dusty lt is under the bed.
Mrs. Hira.ni .Offen'-Haven't I Tm
pressVdJIpicraV'y?tt f?ia*t yent trrtrs? swfrer] f
. Bridget-Av .cooVseV m?^amV -lift
low could the dust get there If I had
mt swept it under?-Philadelphia
A ROMANCE OF THE PERIOD,
EdwJn and Aruud'na, Strictly Up ta
("From New York we hear of a lover
who does his wooing- with a revolver.
It is alleged that he put one arm
around the lady's waist, and with the
oth?r held a revolver to her face. Then
ho threatened that if sho did not agree
to marry him he would shoot her."
. . . Edwin crept noiselessly and
on all fours to tho half-opened door
tff the armor-plated drawing room. His
heart leapt within him. Angelina,
dreamily gazing into the fire, was off
Sliding thc door gently forward, he
advanced slowly, still upon hands and
knees, until he was within the firing
line. Then, rising quickly and cock
ing his revolver, he whispered ten
The next moment the fair object of
his desires was tipon her feet ready
to give the alarm.
"Do not, dearest Angelina," ho cried.
"But listen to me. I love you dearly;
you are tho light of my eyes, tho ob
ject of my most devoted admiration
-and if you move in any but one di
rection you arc a dead woman."
"And that direction is?"
"Into these arms, darling," he re
plied. "M?! ? do not mean these fire
arms, but these human, that long to
take you captive." He paused for a
moment and then continued softly:
"Immediately har.d over tho key of
your heart, or I shall have to open
fire upon you.'1
For a'moment the beautiful girl waB
uncertain what to do. She knew that
if her father were communicated with
ho would quickly bring tho family how
itzer-which had already accounted for
fourteen swains-to bear upon tho one
my. Even now ho might be marching
to her relief. Her bro'her. too, she
thought, was only in the garden, and
might, be reconnoitering tho enemy's
position from the outside. She mu?t
hold out at all cost3. Putting her hand
into her pocket, she drew forth her
handkerchief and waved lt. aloft. "The
white flag!" he exclaimed; "well, what
do j'ou want?"
"An armistice for a quarter of an
hour," replied the brave girl.
"Ha!" he said. "I-eee. You are look
iag for rc-enforccmcnts. But my broth
er George is covering your brother's
advance from the garden, and your
father is al mady in the hospital. Mu3t
I open fire?" He added tho last words
in a tremulous lone.
She looked around her for any aid.
But there was none in prospect.
"I surrender," she sahl.
The next moment Edwin had taken
her prisoner.-London Punch.
angerous spot for
pu in is the small
of tho back; lt
tells of kidney
ills, ns do most
pains and aches
in tho back.
Kidney ill? begin
nnd end with
sy, Bright's Dis
3 ease. Cure Kid
ney and Blad
der troubles I'?fore they reach the sori
ous stage. .Read bow easily lt can Le
W. J. lilli, of 40 South Union street.
Concord, N. C., proprietor of hardware
md harneas sioro, Justice of the Pence,
olid one of the best known residents
r.f that city, says: "Donn's Kidney
Pills proved a very efficient remedy in
my case. I got a box at the Gibson
Drug Store and used them for disor
dered kidneys and backache, from
ivhich I had experienced a great deal
if annoyance, trouble and pain. The
.cid ney secretions had bothered me for
i long while, were very Irregular, dark
.olored and full of sediment. Thc Pilis
.loured it nil up and I have not had
Ul ache in my back since taking the
nst dose. My back is much stronger
ind my health generally is Improved
i great deal. I am glad to make a pub
lic endorsement of the Pills, trusting
that it may be the moans of relieving
?nine other sufferer."
A FREE TMAL of this great kidney
ned k ine which cured Mr. Hill Avili be
nailed to any part of the United States
m application. Address Foster-Mil*
?urn Co.. Buffalo, N. Y. For sale by
ill druggists, price 50 cents per box.
When Rich and Careworn.
Of course this is a wicked ,old
ivorld, a troubled old world, and al
lays will bo, but in it there is more
mhappiness 'than there need be,
y.oro joylessness; such stupid, lazy
mhappiness and joylessness. If pen
ile would only open their eyes cul
:ivato their senses, use tho gifts at
land, instead of repining, envying,
deeping lifo away.
Arc you rich and careworn? Well,
hat is too bad, and no light trouble
}ither; but you can help yourself,
^ach day take., by fair means or foul,
LU hour or two to yourself, writes
Catherine Pope in thc Pilgrim. Walk,
valle, walk, miles up and down. U
t be "singing weat.h3r," find some so
? hided spot, on soft grenn grass or
varm sands t?y the water, lie flat on
.our back, stretch cut to your full ex
ent, and take in long, deep breaths.
,Tirtue will enter in to you from
nothcr earth. Your tingling ?ervos
rill gradually quiet down; little by
it tie tho lines on your face soften,
nd by and by your whole being will
eiax and mayhap you will fall asleep
n tho sun.
To ntt who suffer, or to the friends of tlmse
,'ho m'ffer with Kidney, Liver, Heart, Bladder
r Blood Disease, n. sample bottle of Stuart's
?Ju nnd Buchtt, thc eren I southern Kidney and
,iver Medicine, will lu-sent nl?olntclv frei-of
ost. Mention this imper. Address STUART
>Kl'' - M'KO CO., 'JH Wall St., Atlnnta, Un.
cartridges and shot shells
aro made in the largest and
best equipped immunition
factory in the world.
of U. M. C. make ?9 now
accepted oy shooters as
:,the worlds standard" for
it snoots .veil 'n any gun.
Tour dealer sells it.
The? Union Metallic
Bridgeport, - - . Gonn.
SOCIETY WRECKED HER
Address Dr. Hartman, President
of tko l?arlmin Sanitarium, Co
lumbus, O., for free advloe
Tired, Nervous, Aching.Trem
bling, Sleepless, Bloodless.
Pe-ru-na Renovates, Rsgulates,
A Tretty Nev; Yorfr Woinnn*s Recovrrj
thc Tala oi lier Numerous Friends.
Mrs. J. E. Finn.. 82 East High street,
Buffalo, N. Yv write?!
Pevuna Medicine Go,, Columbus, Qhlo.
Gentlcm.cn> :-",/! feto yeats ago
I had to give up social- life en
tirely, as my health wits com
pletely broken down. The doctor
advised, a, complete rest for a
year. As this was out of thc
question for a time, I began to
lonh -for some other means of
restoring my h.calth.
"Ihad often heard, of Paruna
as an execlientMortie, so I bought
a bottle to see what it would, do
for me, and. it certainty took hold,
of my system and, rrjui'-priaiad,
ms., and, in less than two months
I was in perfect health., and wno
when I feel worn out orttrcda,
dose or two of Peri tim is all that
I need."-Mrs. J. tl Finn.
Catarrh Canses Female DlseasPR.
America is the lund o? n?rvotH women.
The grrat majority of nervous women are
so because they'arc suftcrinff from sooi?
form of* female disease. By lax the groat*
cit number of fetfnle trembles aro cajuaed
directly by catarrh. Theso woiir?n despair
of recovery. Fenwlc trouble is so common,
so prevalent, that they accept it fl? nh*(wt
Inevitable. The greatest obstrvejo bi fcbe
way of recovery id that they do not wa?
demand that it is catarrh which ia tho
source of their "lines*.
In female complaint ninety-nine casca
out of one hundred are txfthiaij but ca
Perana cures catarrh wherever locAtou.
RIFLE ?> PISTOL CARTRIDGES.
" It's the shots that hit that count. " Winchester
Rifle and Pistol Cartridges in all calibers hit, that is,
they shoot accurately and strike a good, hard, pene
trating'blow. This is the kind of cartridges you will get,
if you insist on having the time-tried Winchester make.
ALL DEALERS SELL WINCHESTER MAES OF CARTRIDGES.
S3.l?8nd &3M Shoes ??8S
?y**Yo? e?t-. stu." f?om ?:;.ooio f-ii.oo yearly
by wearing.V?*. L. L>onglt;B$&CQnr ?a Shoos.
Hwy aro jn.it r.r- ev<;d in ovrv trnV ns tlioao that
\^"^ifet 1j'''V" r''":~':'^Y;ll?rr?':'I^'1-'''^ll'^'",'f'0' T1,?
I.. Drtn?liW! -hoes provea
rvrr nil othermnkos.
ie >?* Oj i?;A}i- isrV?\ "T*10 acn'ulno Uavo uamo mid prlr
ot??XTfiA vcC^ ra?mv stamped on thc bottom. Take w
h., fiATAi ??^iStS^^?i substituto. Fast Colorn>jrl4Xa^iitrtt.
?e \ ?VV >= n, l_ AJOOglQB.B? Uli! KA
TTie pour1!!? wwi proctor ?f |?nn!ns th? holfom ?n?M
firojuix-i mor* f)rilh!i> ?Md i<m?*r wMrliut lf?<lirr
il..ip amt n!>.T IHIIII;?O. Tfif-nie". h?T<. nnrr limn do?.
bled UM U#?I fotir T.?r?, *hlrh prot.'i ll> ?np*rtorhjr.
l.TM finir): r??,?O:t,H^a.^tl
Tv. L. Dourf-m nwMs n-nd pollsmoro m<n'a
Goodyear welt ilvmd-?ftw'id proteas) ri:oca
thp.n t\ny o ber mnnoltaeMrtt la tho world.
?tog finn Ooo/-?rri ?"fi t-v psMtoanronavoo
jpZU?UuU I IC7; ?Sh <"X. disurovo t lils RlAteiDcrt
iludo of tim bcM iiiipoffra ana Anisrican lr.itbe/s.
j? jt MADE BY ?* *
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iu joto Oodavs. Trialtrcntiueut
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NATIONAL CAKCKR MEDICINE COMPANY.
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SD HIRVC?S REAv?CH?.
ana 50c. at Drugstores.
AVERY & McAlILLAN,
South Forsyth St., Atlanta, Ga
-ALL KINDS OF
Dear Readers :
DO YOU KNOW that sprmg time is
here and ail nature hs dressed in a
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ir, two-eeat shuting
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atlon bir hoth. fr?xos. Ad
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Company, P. 0. Bos 6W,
"Havlni? tnken ywr .vron?erful "CRSfarftt?'1 foe
three aioat'j* Mid DCIIIE ontlrely cure-l o? .tomaoS
ciitarrh aad ilyiptDiin. I tulr.Jt a word of pra!?e a
?uo to "l.'aacaf?M "i'or tholrvonde./u I c qr.: \mt it : on.
havo token Humorous other ?o-caUed remedie?
but without arr.il and T Und that (tfurarrts relievo
aura in a day than ali tho otUer? 1 havo tak*a
would In a yetr."
Jnmes McGune, 108 Mercer St., Jeraey City, K. it
Reliable Frick Zr. d Ince. Ec 11 era, all
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Large Engines and Bpllers supplied
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?"Otve the nar T of this paper when
vrltlns to advet ..sors- (At. 22, '03)
Ploaannt. Palat?blo, Potent. Taste Good, Do *3ood,
Nevor Siokeu, W'euken or Oniio. Kc, 2ic, COc. Kover
eold lr? balk. Tho Kcnnlno tablet atomped COO.
Quaroutcod to caro or your znouey back.
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OMUL SALE. TEH WUJOj BOXES
iiyou eun (orthTnkrrou cat^ Solicit
If rite (with ro/i-ri-nces) for terms to
R. F. SHEDDEN, Manager, Atlanta, Ga.
Tho Mutual Life laurance Company of Nev
York.-Assets over J?S2,000,000.0?.
Tast?s t? ood.
Best Cough Syrup.
Intimo. Sold by druKjrUtB.