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BILL'S "WI?JD ROSE."
Tiie sun was getting in a sea of
,.aiubow hues behind tho tall, gray
liked mountaintops, whose Bom
j jaggedness here and thore glint
1 brightly where tho golden shafts
' f di'iphanous sunbeam kissed thom.
TL ?urid glow of the light of tho
fin" sun lille*! tho atmosphere
?vitu a weird, bery haze, the gray
1, yellow saud of the earth gleam
A lix .re golden, and tho dark olivo
l'f tbe unibrageoui trees shone of
jlriuhter green. A group of men
1ie clustered lounginglj about tho
|l0OI. ,,1 Gruff Kock; tavern.
..It ain't uuthin ;to none of us,"
(Ut, of tho miners is saying, "ex
t.entin that what hurts Bill hurts
U ..li' Muster David means wrong by
ti)t, girl," another says, and his lists
t-liucli incidentally.
"Hoi' o?? Buck," some ono inter
rU.u? him. "If iu all the white
faced ai istoeracy there's ono geu'le
;":lI1. it's Master David."
??(ji>h. I wonder if Bill knows?"
.Shut up, comrades! Hero ho is."
A lui in, uncommonly tall, stal
wart a- an oi,k, straight as a pine,
.jviiiiccs toward the group. He
prides to a vacant chair in silence.
There's nothing prepossessingly
hasdftoine about this gruff westorn
('?. excepting tho gentleness that
lurks about his mouth. Bill had
perceived the seemingly mutual par
tiality of hi? little Rob? and the pale
lacou stranger, yot why had every
one perceived it!
Win n young Lodding, a stalwart
?tripling, had come to Pavvtee Bill
to tell, in his honest, faltering elo
,?,;i un?, the story of his love for lit
tle Kost?, Bill shook the boy's hand
with kind heartedness.
..Lod," Bill said, "Hove my little
gal better nor anything else on
earth. i?it you're worthy of her, lad.
Go ask the chit, and my heart and
godspeed go with you."
Lodding never broached the sub
ject to Bil' afterward, but his eyes
lowered and his lips twitohed pain
fully whenever the great blue eyes
of Xii 11 mot his. Rose never men
tioned Lod's name now, while there
was ?i time wheia eh? would run to
Bill with a merry laugh to exhibit
tho rare mountain stone or a brace
of game that Lod had given her.
That was before there had been a
question of love; but now-well,
now it was different.
Among the miners all conversa
tional desire seems to have fled,
and each, engaged with bis own
thoughts, seems not to be conscious
of the long silence. Some distance
eastward, silhouetted against the
transparent blue of the evening sky,
two forms are visible meandering
slowly along the rocky bowlders
and low lying cliffs-the figure of
a girl, from the wide rim of whose
hat floats a tangle of sunny curls, a
smile lighting the comeliness of her
youthful countenance as she plaees
one slender hand in that of her com
panion, who offers his assistance
from where he etands on a jutting
rock a little beneath her.
His lips part in a genial smile, as
though he had said something arous
ing or pleasant, and thc girFs smil
ing face breaks into ripples of
laughing smiles. Pawnee Bili has
tamed and gazes at the tableau in
silence. He utters no word. Rising
silently, he moves slowly ./om the
still companionship of his comrades.
As he moves from his comrades
they look at him in silence. What
barm could come to Pawnee Bill's
Rose? What would that aristocrat
bein Pawnee Bill's hands? A help
less atom, a reed-why, nothing at
all.
"Do let us stop here. I'm tired,
Master David. "
"Rose, why do you persist in call
ing me Master David! - Do you not
like David just as well!"
"Yes, but--you see-everybody.
here calls you Master David?, and
why should I be different from any
body else?"
"You oannot help being that,
Rose; at least not to me. ISfow.
.io please me, let me hear you say
Livid."
She looked at him, half timidly at
first; then, fixing her glance firmly
on his, she saya clearly and sweet
ly, "David."
' ' Bravely done 1 But I have not
yet, finished. Could you not Bay
'dear David!* "
The long lashes are lowered now,
?nd her face is crimson flushed. '
"Couldn'tyou, Ro8e!"hepleaded.
She strives tb meet his gaze as be
fore, but her eyelids seem to droop
Involuntarily, and her lips falter
Perceptibly as she says "De-ar Da
She is too confused to notice
wat both her hands are held in his,
tad when she lifts her eyes he is
Razing ardent!" into their blue
depths. "
"Rose, my little Rose." he whis
pers, ''you do not know how much
Hove you."
"Oh, Master-I mean dear David
ry ou must not love mel"
"And why not!"
"Well, you are different from me,
fop know. We are good, very good,
friends, but-but-but-that is all
Jt must he all."
"Well, we can still be dear friends,
jut I want you for my Kttle wifa
besides."
? "Your wife, Davids Jn your
.tojne, among your friends,-1 would
"Yoti would be there or elsewhere
'bat you are hero;-the one woman
love, if you would but marry
^e, Rose"-,
'^o, no, ?iot thur-David. What
coma i ever i/o to you r JVU ignorant
girl, who knows nothing but what
Villi lanvmul r _ - ' ...
. -~ *. uicau luu^ui - ju.i.
Your wile! We have been such
good friends, how eau you mock inc
so?" >
"Rose,darling! I mock you! You
are unkind!1' I
"Unkind to youl As if I would '
not gladly give my lifo to save you
one moment's pain! Unkind tc
you, dear David ! You do not kuow
me. I-well, I can't help loving
you, you know, but that is all I usk
-lot me love you with all my heart j
-let me watch your coming and
going. Let us he the dear, dem
friends we have been, and when
you go away from here-why-why
-you must go away some day, deal
David."
She turns from him ns sho speaks; |
her little brown hands are pressed
tightly to her heaving breast, her
lips aro blanched and set. She tries
to conceal the tears that well into
her eyes.
"Rose," he whispers gently. Still
silence. He listens imiufully to the
stifled sobs that wring her bosom,
and his heart aches as, with a wild
cry of "David !" she falls sobbing
upon the rocky ledge of the cliff.
In a moment his arms are about her.
"Rose, dear Rose, have I pained j
you? Rose, dear, do you love me?"
"Yes."
"I shall ask your hand of Bill. If
he gives you to me, will you coinei
Rose, I love you sol Will you
come?"
"Yes, David."
On the hard earth plot before
Pawnee Bill's cabin Bill and the lad
Loddiug are conversing in low whis
pers.
"You know, Bill," Lod .is saying,
"I never told you afore, but Rose
says as how she don't love mo, save
as a friend, and, Bill, don't say uoth
in to the little girl. Sbe can't help
it, you know, no more nor I can helli
lovin her till I die. Then she's bot
ter nor me anyway. Master David
has made her take to book larnin,
and I-I"
Bill seizes one of the brown, hard
hands of Lod in his, while with the
other tho lad brushes tho tears from
his eyes.
"There, they're coming down tho
way now. Bill, and I-I must be
goiu. You won't say nothin as how
I was a fool and blubbered, will you,
Bill, and you won't bo cross at the
little un, will you, Bill? Good
by!"
The eyes of love are keen, and as
Pawnee Bill kisses his little Rose's
upturned lips he perceives that the
great blue eyes are ' humid with
the remembrance of recent tears.
"Have you come back, little 'un?"
ia all he says, and he leads tho way 1
into the little sitting room, which is !
ROS?'B especial oharge.
"I say. Bil?," David commences,
"I've a great favor to ask of you."
"Now, Master David, what oan
you be askin of me? You have all
you want and a little over, I'm
thinkin."
"Not quite alli want, Bill. There
is something I have not which I
want very badly, and it is that for
which I've come to ask."
Rose's face is red with blushee
and a strange look is in her eyes.
Bill looks kindly at David, but the
gentle curves of nis mouth have
grown to austere lines.
"Well, Master David," he says.
"I want your little Rose for my
wife, Bill."
Bill does not start. Rose scans his
faoe eagerly. |
"Rose." Bill said tenderly; "come ,
here, little un. Do you love Master
David?" !
"Yes." The monosyllable is half
a sob.
"So do I, little un. If you was my
son, boy, I couldn't love you more
nor what I do. The love for my near
kin couldn't bo dearer. You see, '
Master David, my Rose is a wild
prairie flower ; she has nothin but
her love to give you. Tell me in
your great home out east 'niong ser- j
ciety and fin'ries what will my little
Bose be? You see, I love you my- ,
self, lad, and I could not let you do
this foolishness."
"But, Bill"
"Let me talk some, Master David.
I'd be the last one who'd mar my
little girl's happiness or yours, but
this I ctm't do-see her become your
wife. It wouldn't be fair to you;
'twould 'pear as if we was takin a
advantage of you, and bi moby, may
be, both on you would be sorry if
you married, and now, as it is, you
will bless me some day. You'll for
get each other"
"Bill, you don't know wnat you're
saying," David cries. Then there
was a profound silence in the room,
broken by no sound save the low,
stifled soba of Hose against her fa-.
th er's knee.
"Master David, Bill's cabin will
always bo happier for your comm
near it, and Rose will always be glad
to see.you. Now, g??uby, lad, and
God bless you. Leave my little un
to hie, for her soi row is deep, .ti as
ter Da vid."
"Gcodby, Bill."
David respected Bill's word too
highly to thwart it-even so much
as in thought. After that evening
Hose and he spoke of their love as
something that made their lives
more sweet, yet as something that
was going from them hourly, mo
mentarily, and in their hearts they
asked themselves, "How will it
endi'"
. ...?;..
It was noon. The air was tilled
with mellow autumn sunshine. At
tho mines the hour of rest and re
freshment bau come gladly-as it
docs ever to the son's of toil. The
hum of ceasing labor was still audi
Ule. Kose, as she kisses lier rainer
tenderly, placee beside him the dain
?j Collu lioU ?vii lei j it uit? ever neon
her loved task to prepare for and to
carry to him. She smiles sweetly to
the gruff aud grizzled miners about
her, who doff their hats aud respond
cheerfully.
The story of the love of Roso and
David had been whispered - but
merely whispered-among them. To
thom it was something strangely
holy, this wonderful love-it awed
them. They could not tell why
Lod was wont to look intently nt
the coming and going of David and
wonder perplexedly why nature had
not made him such as ho, that he
might have won Rose's love. Still,
he kved the palo aristocrat, too,
and ho venerated bia noble conduct
toward Rose and worshiped Rose all
the moro for her sacrificing love for
David.
Roso waves her hand blithely as,
at some distance from her, David
doffs his cap in greeting. Then those
who wove watching her saw bor face
suddenly whiten, a wild light dart
into her blue eyes, her hands to
clinch tightly, to stand hesitatingly
for a second, aud then to dart for
ward with lightning rapidity. There
is a sound as of something falling
heavily to the ground, n man's voice
shouts "Alastor David!" a woman's
shriek, and tho voice of David cries:
"My God! Rose!"
Those who witnessed the hurried
seono flocked to the place of disaster,
the rest of the miners following
wonderingly. Athwart the ground
a heavy wooden beam lies aslant;
close by tho body of Rose, her head
horribly gashed, her slender hand
clutching tightly the loose blouse of
David, who lies prone beside her
(cousciousloss.but uninjured),where
Rose had dragged him from thu
reach of the hand of death, offering
herself as satisfaction to the grim
ogre in David's stead.
Pawnee Bill views tho scene in si
lence. The still unconscious form of
David is conveyed from tho scene.
Hands, rough from laborious toiling,
gent?o with 'love, stoop to lift thc
prostrate form of Rose.
"Doirt touch her, comrades," Bili
says-his voice docs not quaver, but
it is a tone deeper than usual-"that
task is mine. "
Ho lifts tho form tenderly, and
with his face pressed tightly to hers
- white with the death tinge-ho
moves onward.
The next day the body of Rose,
still in the last, ?ulm sleep, lies in
humbie state in the little sitting
room. Loving banda of kindly wo
men have arrayed her daintily and
fastened a cluster of wild bloom in
her folded hands. Large sheaves of
blooms are about her, breathing
their sorrow in whiffs of perfumes
upon the still air.
Beside the silent sleeper Pawnee
Bill sits; his hard covers caressing
ly the pale, folded hands of his lit
tle Rose. He looks neither around
nor about him; his glance ia trans
fixed with sorrowful intentness upon
the marble pale face before him. A
hand is laid lightly upon his shoul
der, a voice whispers his name in
broken accents, and David kneels be
side the sorrowing father, his face
buried in his hands upon thc cid
man's knee, sobbing bitterly. Paw
nee Bill's arm steals lovingly around
the stooping form and gently strokes
the bowed head.
"She's goin from us Master
David," he says in a low voice.
David answers only with sohs. "My
little girl died for you, Master Da
vid, but I'd've dono the sumo. May
be, anyhow, she's better off, for thia
was a rough old world for my little
un."
They watched together in silence ;
David's head leaning sadly upon the
coffin edge, the hand of Bill lovingly
twined around him.
. * * * * *
- In the quiet churchyard that sleeps
m tho shadows of the chapel room is
a little grave, and at its headstands
a heavy cross of gleaming marble
on which is carved the one word
"Rose." It is David's last gift to
Bose.-San Francisco Post.
Their Different Wave.
A woman filWSVK i lill aaa a man
by his voice, and a man judges him
by his necktie.-Pearson's Weekly.
Hi* Saooeu.
"I never had an article accepted,"
he said quietly. "Every man ia
born with a desire he cannot grat
ify. It is part of the disciplin? of
life."
"But your earnings!" I said.
"The earnings?" he repeated,
with a perplexing smile. "Yes, the
earnings. As I told you, I wrote
thousands of articles, and they were
all rejected-all came back with
printed or written notes of thanks
notes from all over the world, some
of them very odd, some with well
known names signed to thom-a
rare collection. One day I pasted
them in a book; another day I sold
the book."
"Sold the book?" I exclaimed.
"To a man with an exquisite sense
of humor," he replied; "a retired!
undertaker. What he wanted with
it I do not know. With the money
he paid me I bought a farm."
Willis Irwin in Lippincott's.
- "I can say one ching for Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and'Dia?rhoa
Remedy: and that ia tbat it excels any
proprietary medicine I have seen on
thc market, and I have been in the
practice of medicine and the drug
business for the past forty year?."
writes J. M. Jackson, M. D., Bron
son, Fla. Physicians like Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and;I)iarrhrea
Remedy because it is a scientific pre
paration, and because it always give*?
quick relief. Got a bottle at Hill-Orr
Drug Co's, drag Btore.
A SOUTHERN BARBECUE. |
? nuii?ioiu 7ravi)?inj? .itmi'rt ?nvortiuj;
Exporteure lu Lonlnlaua.
"I was down south last full," said
tbe drummer, flicking tbe ashes
from his cigar aud tilting bis chair
to a comfortable angle. 11 Got caught
for a week by quarantine in a little
backwoods town in Louisiana, 'in
\he piny woods.' as they call it
Ibero, and the things I saw during
that week would till a book. Among
other things I saw a barbecue. Ever
been to a regular, old fashioned
southern barbecue! Well, I have,
upon its native heath and in its mo^t
primitive state, I guess. Really. I
think the people sort of got up tho ;
barbecue for ifly benefit as a kind of
public entertainment in my behalf,
killing the fatted calf, as it were, for
the prodigal who could not go home.
I appreciated the courtesy, 1 can tell
! you, and never missed a detail of it
from start to finish.
"The barbecue was given at what
they called tho 'picnic grounds,' a
little grass grown, underbrush clear
ed space ai inc rise of a bili. Prepa
rations for tho atlair began the day
before. Among other things a
greased polo was erected, and a cou
ple of old negroes were sent down
tho hollow by the spring to dig tho
: trench for the barbecuing. The
process seemed a very simple ono.
' All there was to it was just a ditch
! about 15 or 20 feet long, 'J feet deep
J and 4 feet wide.
I "In the bottom of this tho mou col
; lectedsome pine splinters, kindled a
fire and then fed it with oak and
hickory und ash wood till they had
the ditch half full of glowing coals.
"This took them well into the
night, you see, and before day they
cut a lot of slender oak saplings into
lengths and laid them at intervals
of eight or ten inches across thu
J ditch over the lire. Along about
. this time tho men carno with the
I meat. A whole beef they had and
? thrco muttons, and when they
j spread them out on the green sap
lings over the glowing coals those
great, brawny, bearded men, with
the light from tho pine torches glar
ing on their faces, looked like a race
of cannibals preparing for an orgy.
"All night they staid there, tho
good fellows, with forks and spits to
turn the meat, and with great long
handled mops which they dipped in
melted lard and vinegar to basto it.
And maybe you think it wasn't good,
that barbecued meat. Just wait un
til you taste some. There's nothing
like it.
"But tho people! Before day they
began to como, covered wagons and
ox carts full of them-men, women
and children. And the bas?ets they
brought full of biscuits and corn
pones and sweet potatoes and cus
tard pies and cakes! I don't think I
ever t>aw HO much to eat all at once
in my life. And vhe watermelons!
Wagon loads of them were put in the
branch to cool. And tubs of sweet
cider big enough to float in !
"After dinner the fun began.
There were foot races, sack races,
jumping contests, greaeed polo
climbing and greased pig chasing.
"Now, among my acquaintances
was a small boy named Tige, or, at
least, so called; a redhaired, freckled
lad, son of the man I boarded with.
Tigo and I were good friends, but a
lazier*lad I never saw, eo somehow
I was surprised when he appeared
as one of the contestants for prizes.
However, he did not enter either of
the races nor the jumping contest.
"But when it came to the greased,
pole, lo, tho freckled Tige led all tho
rest ! Tho way that chap stuck to
that slippery sapling was a caution,
and when he reached the top nono
cheered louder than I. The samo
way with the greased shoat. Tige
was simply 'onto' the pig and staid
there.
"By right of being a guest and
therefore to be honored it fell to
my lot to award the prizes. Tigo
was to receive a six bladed pocket
knife and a pair of spurs-hardware
in my line,.you know," the drum
mer interrupted himself quite un
conscious^ "and when the little
scamp came up to get them I caught
a wink in his other eye that seemed
sort of suggestive.
" 'Tell me how you did it, Tige,* I
said when I had given him his prizes
with appropriate remarks.
" 'I ain't no fool, if I do have fits,'
he said, still winking.
41 'But we are friends,' I urged.
** 'An is hayin keepin?' be asked.
" 'Yes, having is keeping, sure,'
said I.
"Coming quite close'.to me, he
winked frantically and said in a
hoarse whisper :
" *Pine rosin :'
"Then, holding out his palms and
turning up his heels, he cut and ran.
But I understood. Tho little scamp
had taken the precaution to literal
ly cake his 'feet and hands with
fresh, sticky pine gum and so had
held his own by right of stratagem."
-Philadelphia 'Times.
i- V
Haven't the Constitution*.
One of the reasons why so few
men attain greatness is the fact that
not many mortals can stand the per
sistent banqueting that fame entails.
-Philadelphia North American.
- From all over the countrj'. como
word? OT praise for Chamberlain'?
Cough Remedy. Here is'a sample
i letter from Mrs.-C. Shep, of Little
j Rock, Ark. : "I was Buffeting from a
' very severe cold, when I read of tho
cures that had been effected by Cham
berlain's'Cpugh Remedy. I conclud
ed to give it a trial and accordingly
procured a bottle, lt gave me'prompt
relief, and I vhavc the best reason for
recommending it very highly, which I
do with pleasure." For sale by llili
Orr Drug Co.
SWECT FORGETMENOTc
Aturo ?'ros a-tw i'.:'..i,-,
Amber lochs II -url,
Bil vi r laugh n-tinkle,
Shining t '...tii o' pearl.
When .-lu-1> ililli
I gaze and sigh.
I cannot fly
Tho ?pot.
There ls no fairer blossom than
My ?weet forget mciiot.
Poet t sin* -f t.. ryK
Qom* ?>f peerless Imo
OutiM they mu t thu |M rils
In her eyes <.r blue,
Each captive wight
To bc her knight
With wit., delight
Would plot,
For sim can smile to witch tho world,
My sw? ?i forget mema
Win n the blossoms shimmer
lu the daw it o' Ma) ,
When her gie? grow* dimmer
On mir wedding ?lay,
A. nd in my pride
1 lead my bride,
May Joy betide
Her lot,
The blossom o' my Iii art for nye,
My swot t forgetmeuot !
-Samuel Mlnturn Peek in l>i?t<>n Transcript.
ENGLAND'S ARAB TROOPS.
A Sccue Before a liai tie In the lCgyptian
Campaign.
Tho colonel's words produced un
almost magical effect. With tho
Arabs tho fantasia must precede the
light. So soon as the men heard
those wholly unexpected but to
them exceedingly welcome orders,
thero was a scene of tho most ex
traordinary excitement. In a mo
ment and of their own accord tin*
whole 080men fell out ot* their ranks
and rushed off at full speed shouting,
brandishing their rifles and leaping
toward their huts, and there, as is
their custom before going to battle,
they donned the amulets that height
en courage and laing good fortuno
in war, the armlets sind necklaces of
their wives, and gave farewell em
braces to those dusky dames, whoso
excitement was as great as their
own, for throughout all tho lint en
campment now rose the shrill kiln
ing of the women and tho din of
heating tamtams. But the men
wasted but little time in those tra
ditional observances. Even tts they
had rushed oft' so did they soon
hurry hack, ami were again drawn
up before Colonel Parsons, ready
for tho march anil, eager for the
fight and the looting of cattle which
would be the rowan! of victory.
It was expected that they would
be about live or six days away, lint
their commissariat arrangements
were very simple; they had with
thom a few camels to carry skins of
water and a little flour. They had
no baggage 01 any sort; barefooted,
and clad in a scanty robe of white
cloth, each man curried with him
nothing but bia rifle and ammuni
tion, aud was quito prepared, if
given his handful of flour a day and
a sufficiency of water, to march
from ono end of the Stidau to tho
other. Sons of tho most warlike
ii:ibea of Ihe Af rican Arabs-Haden
doa, Beni Amer and others-these
savage warriors presented a splondid
appearance as they stood there
drawn up awaiting the final order
that should let them loose, moving
restlessly, a murmur passing
through their ranks, like hounds
with the prey in sight still held back
by the leaah, while their proud
chiefs, clad in their picturesque flow
ing robes of various colors, rode up
and down the line on their pranoing
horses. A little distance off stood
all the women, still luluing, clapping
their hands and encouraging their
husbands with brave words. All tho
warlike instincts of the rac? were
uppermost, and one felt that men
like these need no tighter discipline
than that which now controls them,
when fighting under their chiefs, to
make them a most formidable foe,
even if opposed to picked European
troops.
At last tho short, quick word of
command was given, the bugle
sounded, and they were off, a 10
hours' march between them and the
foe. It waa a spectacle auch as one
seldom has the fortune to behold.
The sun waa just Betting, a red disk,
on the edge of the broad plain, and
to the east the huge granite but
tresses and peaks of tho Jebel Kas
sala glowed in various tints of lu
minous purple and copper brown.
As the bugle sounded the chiefs
waved their swords and spurred
their horses, the men gave a yell
and in a body broke into a quick
run, blandishing their rifles, leap
ing and cheering as before, and
rushed in the direction of the set
ting sun, across the plain of wither
ed grass, soon to disappear in tho
clouds of dust they raised. So long
as they were in sight the women
lulued and the tomtoms beat. It was
indeed a very fine setting out for
battle. I think that hud even the
most peaceable individual of thoso
who regard all war with horror been
present the contagion of that excite
ment would have found out in him
and made to tingle some hidden, un
suspected fiber of the old barbarian.
-Kassala Cor. London Times,
He Wanted to Know.
The Employer (coldly)-Why are
you BO late i
The Suburbanite (guiltily )- fhere
were two wrecks on tho track this
morning, and
Tho Employer (testily)-Who was
the other one?-New York Journal.
- In Vienna there is a club of rich
men pledged to marry poor girls. If
?i member marries a rich girl bc is
lined ?2,000, thc money being present
ed to sonic worthy impecunious couple
engaged to be married.
- - ? - - -
After year* of untold Mifferiup; from
iii len, 15. W. 1'u mell, of Knitneraville.
"H., wns eu'tul hv uftiufj H Mii|j;l<' box of
DeWitt'a Witch Ilnzel Salve. .Skin dia
onaes such a<? eczema, rash, pim oles mut
obstinate ?oren are readily cu red by thij
iamoiib remedy. Evana Pharmacy.
Tl roil Ky ca.
F?upie speak ahmit their eyes ho
ing tired, monning that thn retina,
or seeing portion, of tho eye is fa
tigued, but such is not tho caso, as
the retina hardly ?vor gets tired.
Tlio fatigue is in the inner and outer
muscle attached to tho eyeball and
the muscio of accommodation which
surrounds tho lons of the cyr.
When a near object is to bu looked
at, this muscle relaxes and allows
tho lons to thicken, increasing its
refractive power. Tho inner and
outer muscles are used in ?overing
tho oyo on tho object to bu looked
at, tho inner ono being especially
used when a near object is looked
at. It is in tho three muscles men
tioned that the fatigue is fell, and
relief is scoured temporarily by clos
ing th?? eyes, or gazing at tar dis
taut objects. The usual indication
of strain is a redness of tho rim of
tho eyelid, betokening a congested
stat?; of tho inner surface, accom
panied with stun?; pain. Sometimes
this weariness indicates th?? need of
glass??* rightly udapteil t?? tb?- per
son, and in other cases the true rem
edy is to massage tim oyo and its
surroundings as far as may be with
the halal wet in cold water. - Now
York Ledger.
- Fogg says that in his courting
days he used t<> think that Samantha's
mouth was naule only lor kissing.
Since hr was married he has fourni out
that that meath i- capable of other
th i ng>.
Whooping rough is Um mest iliatrettM
lng uodailv ; bm UH duration ran ito out
(?hort by the UH? of One Mittut? Cough
Cure, which in also tim lu<ni known remo
l? y for t; rou p ami all bingam! bronchial
iron bles. Kvana Pharmacy.
- Husband-If you only had the
ability to cook as mother us?:?! to 1
would he happy, dear. Wilt And ii
you only had the ability lo make
money enough to hay tiling to cook
as your father used to, 1. lo?), would
be happy, dear.
A thrill of lorna* ii experienced when
ii brwiay rough ?f croup Noonda throng);
lit? house at night. Hui th?? terror KOOI
changea to relief niter < lue M inuin < otigli
<"u re h aa been administered. Sifo anti
bartulear* for children. Evans Pharm ney,
- '"Cease to do evil; learn to do
well," this is the divine order and
cannot be improved. If wo expect to
"learn*' how ''to do well" before we
"?.ease to do evil" we will (iud wc
have made a mistake. If we yield
obedience to thc precept, "cease to do
evil," we will not long he left in igno
rance as to the path of duty.
What pleasure i* timm in life with n
headache, cobbii palien and hiliouHncHn7
ThotiHanda experience ihr ra who could
lw?cnme perfectly healthy by tining De
Witl'M Little Early Ulsan?, the fatuous
iltle pills. Evana Pharmacy.
- One of thc authorities on chick
ens says that sorehead on chickens
may be cured hy an ointment made of
lard and vaseline with enough sulphur
added to make a paste. Apply to thc
affected parts every other day. Two
or three applications will generally
effect a cure.
m - ' -?.m9mm^mmmm>
There is no
word so full
ilSS^ =3 5? K mmmi nu ll .&
and about which such tender and
holy recollections duster as that
of M MOTHER "-she who watched
over our helpless infancy and guid
ed our first tottering step. Yet
the life of every Expectant Moth
er is beset with danger and ali ef
fort should be made to avoid it.
? ? AL 1 so ass'sts nature
Mothers
Fa .. the Expectant
?Flfttftffi Mother is ena
i i Kl ?Bl bled to look
? iVIIll ward without
dread, suffering or gloomy fore
bodings, to the hour when she
experiences the joy of Motherhood.
Its use insures safety to the lives
of both "Mother and Child, and she
is found stronger after than before
confinement-in short, it "makes
Childbirth natural and easy," as
so many have said. Don't be
persuaded to use anything but
MQTHESrS_FHiiNB
" My wife suffered more in ten min
utes with either of her other two chil
dren than she did altogether with her
last, having previously used four bot
tles of . Mother's Friend.' It is a
blessing to any one expecting to be
come a MOTHER," says a customer.
HENDERSON DALS, Carrai, Illinois.
Of Druggists at fl .00. or seor Ly mail on receipt
of price, write for book containing testimonials
and valuable information for all Mothers, free.
Th? Bradfield Beaalfttor Co., Atlanta, Ga.
Tried and Proven.
.?. AFRICANA is not a new
and an untried remedy, but a
jf* medicine of genuine merit that
CD is coming more and more to the
front on account of its wouder
fal cures. Al must every day
you wad in the newspapers of
CD what it has done for thc relief of
^ suffering humanity.
rc^ That direful disease Rheuina
^ tism-caused by impure blond
is driven out of the system by
Cg the use of Africana, and other
tL^ terrible blood disorders arc cured
? permanent Iv.
O ...
Ask ymir druggist for if ?>r
o3 write to Africa Co., Atlanta, Ga.
P
Co For sale ?'v Evans Pharmacy
.2 and Hill-Orr Dru- Co.
c?3
-3
_ '7?
- "DOCS tl\0 bubv look likr> ynn
your wife ?" "Well, it depends som e
wbat on how he feels ; when he's good
natured ho resembles me, but at other
times I can see a great deal of his
mother in him."
^LIMITED
DOUBLE DAILY
SERVICE
TO
.ATLANTA, CHA lt LOTT E,
WILMINGTON,
NBW OK1.I2AN4
ANO
NEW YOKK, BOSTON,
RICHMOND.
W AX1IIN?JTON, N OH F OI.Iv.
PORTSMOUTH.
SCHEDULE IN BFFECT FEU.
SOUTH BO?N?T
IS'J'l.
No. 403. No. H.
I.v New Y.irk. Tia IV?II lt. lt.l ll GO am *<J 00 pm
?'v I ntladelphla, .. I 12 pm r.' (15 ?rm
i LT imiliuuru .. :i ir. .,?a u ^
Lv Washington, " t 40 pm 4 30 ?lin
l.v Ui< Inn. mil, A.C. 1.IJ .Vi a in ?I^.IIUII
I I.v Norfolk, vin .-. A L. *S ito ??u ?a Q8a.ru
Lv Portsmouth, ". s is pm 0 20am
Lv Weldon, .. .....Ml CS pm"ll M aui
, A r 11.-mtiM ii.li. _ " . Vj y, a m ?I :it? pm
j Ar burmun, .. . (7 :vi am Tl 09 um
Lv Durham. _". j,l '.'0 pm iilto.an
Ar Raleigh. ?ia S. A. ?. . J K.nni "^iTlTpiiT
Ar Sanford, " . 3 ai am .'. us pm
Ar Southern Fines " . i limn :> binni
Ar lt nail <t, .. . ,', m nm C, ,")H pul
! Ar Wedesboro, '. . .s M am s tl poi
Ar Monroe, . .., 4 > am u fe um
I ArCharente. . -, MO um '.m'-i^m
I Ar Chester, " . 'S 10 am IO 47 pm
. Lv Col'iiiiiliia, r. N. ,\ E. lt. K 7....7.7777. 11". OO^jjm
! Ar Clinton S. A L.. ? 4.5 am 12 lO^in
Ar Oreen wood " . lo MN um i tm 3,"
Ar Abbeville,. tl OA am l Batu
Ar Elberton, " . 12 (17 pm 2 ?am
Ar AI liens, " . 1 t.5 pm ? ta nm
ArWIuder, " . 1 .VJ pm 4 :?aiii
Ar Adunia. S A L. (Cen. Ti m o) 2 50 pm 8 'jam
SOUTHBOUND.
LT Atluntn.S.A I..(('en.Time,
Lr Winder, " .
Ev Alli. lix. .. .
I.v Etlierton. .' .\
Lv Abbeville. .. .
LT ( ? reen wood, " .
Lv ( huton, .? .
Ar C..lum),i... C N.'.v 1.7 lt. U .
ET ( heMe -, s ?'. I." "7777.17.!
Av hariiitt?7 " ........
I.v Monroe, " .
I i Ev Hamlet, " .
i j Ar W?liniugtou " .
Ev Southern Finis, " .
Ev Haleigh, " .
Ar Hendeasnn " .
14 um
.2 td um
3 28 am
Ar Durham,
LT Durham
Ar Weldou, ?. .
Ar Richmond A.C. L. 8 15 am
Ar Washington, Tenu. lt. lt. 12 31 pm
Ar Baltimore, " . i 43 pm
Ar Philadelphia, " . :i 50 pm
Ar Now York, " . ?6 23 pm
7 30 am
7 un jn
+ 7 >2 um t4 OTpni
t5 20 pm til IO ar
.1 55 sui ?3 00 pm
Ar Portsmouth 8. A. L.
Ar Norfolk " .
*I>uiIy. i Dally, Ex. Sunday.
; Daily Ex. Mon
Nos. 403 u?.d 402 "Tho Atlanta Special.-' Solid
Vestibuled Train, of Pullman Sleepers and Costil
es between Washington and Atlanta, also Pull
man Sleeper? between l'ortamouth aud Cheater,?
Nos. ?1 and 38, "Tho S. A. L Express." Qoli'l
Train, Coaches aud Fulliuau Sleepers betwTou
Fortfluiouth and Atlanta.
For Pickets, Sleepers, etc., apply to
R. A. Newland, Hea'l. Agent Fans Dept.
Wm. ?. Clements, T. F. A., G Kimball House
Atlanta, Ga.
R Hi Jean, Y!se<-?rssi?aat ?nd ?en'i. Mauger
V. E. McKee General Superintendent.
II. W. B. Glover, Traolo Manager.
T J. Auderaon, Geu'L Fassungnr Agent.
?encrai Oflloera, Portsmouth. V?.
BLUE RIDGE RAILROAD
H. C. BEATTIE, Receiver.
October ?lh. 189S.
Eastbound
HUID
Ka.
yi.
H|0 ii Lil
\ lOMasn
? 101* a aa
..OOOaa
a 942 am
f 6 85 m
8 8 5S a m
a 8 25 a m
a 8 15 a m
Between Anderson and Wal
bala.
STATIONS._
_ J3o. M
,.Andarean.LT 3 H P*in
...DasTor. 8 68 p m
.Anton. 4 06 p u?
,.Pendleton., .. 416pm
.Cherry's Crossing......... 4 26pm
..Adam's Crossing. 4 36 p m
,.Seneca. 6 Wp m
. " . 6 60pm
.Weat Union. f>2apg
.WalhaHa. 6 80p
An
I LT
Wastbd
UIXEb
J. U. ANDERSON, BeDerintendenf.
W. C. COT H lt AH, General Ag*?t.
Connections at Seneca with Southean RalrRay
No. ll. At Anderion with Southern Railway mfa.
ll and 12.
CHARLESTON AND WESTERN
CAROLINA RAILWAY.
AUGUSTA ANO ASHKVILLK SHORT LINK
Ia effect February 7,1897.
1 40 pm
LT Augusta..
Ar Greenwood.
Ar Andersoa.
Ar Laurens.
Ar Granville.
Ar Glenn Springs....
Ar Spartanburg.
Ar Salada.
Ar Hendaraonville.
Ar AaheTille.
9 40 am
12 17 pm
1 15 pm
3 00 pm
4 05 pm
3 00 pm
5 23 pm
5 61 pm
7 00 pm
0 16 am
7 00 am
1015 am
Vu am
LT Asheville. 8 20 am .
LT Spartanburg. ll 46 am 4 00 flpi
Lv Glenn Springs. 10 00 am .
LY Greonvillo. ll 65 am 4 00 pm
LT Laurena.-. 1 80 pm 7 10 pm
Ev Anderson. 7 00 ita
LT Gresawood. 2 28 pmi.
Ar Angosta............j 8 00 pm ll 1? ara
LTCaTaium>4UV^.7.M -4 44 pm t.
Ar Raleigh... 2 I? am .
Ar Norfolk. 7 M a? .....
Ar Pelerabarg. S WM am.-.
Ar Richmond. 8 16 am .........
LT Augo?ViT7..7.7.7...T....'.r.7.7r.7~.~.. a a pm
Ar Allendale. I 00 pm
Ar Fairfax. 5 16 pm
ArYctaaasee. 9 30 am 6 23 fm
Ar Beaufort. 10 35 am 7 M pan
Ar Port Boy al. 10 60 am 7Jljb
ArBaranaah. SWjmi
Ar Charleaton.~. 8 08 01
LT Charleston.?. 6 60 arm
ET .Havaunah. 6 60 aaa
LT Port any al._. 15 pm 8 If aaa
ET Beaufort._. 20 pm 3 18 ara
LT Yemassee.i 35 p m 9 26 am
Ev Fairfax. 10 32 am
Ev Allendale. .?... 1047am
A r Augusta.1. 12 58 ^i
Caora connection at Calhoun Falls forAlheaa,
Atlantaand all points on S. A. L.
Close connection at Augusta for Charleston.
Savannah and all points.
Close connections at Greenwood for all poiaUca
e. A. E , and C. A G. Railway, and at SpamaiabaTg
with Southern Railway.
For any information relative to ticket?, rata?,
schedule, etc., address
W. J. CRAIG, Gea. Pass. AgeDt, Augusta,Ga.
E. M.North, Sol. Agent.
T. M. aameMon, TrftiHe Manager._
ATLANTIC COAST LINE.
TRAVFIC DF.PARTMBNW,
Wn.MiNOTON, N. C., Dec. 20, 1997.
Fast Line Between Charleaton and Col
umbiaand Upper South Carolina, Norfb
Carolina._
CON DENSED SC II EDULE.
OOINO WKST, GOING KAST
?No. 52. No. 58.
7 00 am Ev. ....Charleston.Ar 9 15 ppi
8 26 am Lv.Lanes.Ar 7 26 ?ii
9 3.5 am Ev.Sumter.Ar ? 20 pm
10 M am Ar.Columbia.Ev 5 00 pm
1158am Ar.Prosperity.Ev 3 13 pm
12 10 pm Ar.Newberry.Ev 2 f>7 pm
Vi 50 pm I Ar.tMinton. Ev | 2 .0 gm
1 10 pm Ar.Lauren?.Ev | 1 46 pjii
4 20 pm Ar.Greenville.Er . io to am
:t ju uni Ar.Sparlanbur<.Ev|ll4>am
r, 12nm Ar.Winnsboroi S. C.Ev ll 41 SMI
s 20 pm Ar.Charlotte, N. C.Ev y :'. am
IV, nm Ar . HHnd.Tsnnri!le. N. C.Lv 9 IS flu
7 00 pu Ar.Asheville, N. C.. . .l.v S 20 au
Nos. ?2 and 53 Solid Train? between Charliwteti
iandCulumbia.S.C. R- ^ Km?
Gen'E P?sjK!?ig*r Agwu.
J R. KKKLIW, Cmieral Muin\s*r.
. T. M.maRSOS.Trnitie Manager

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