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Cincinkati, Ark., July 14.
I suffered long with weakness,
nervousness, headache, and sick
stomach. I lost flesh until my
neighbors hardly knew me. The
doctor's medicine did me no good.
My husband bought me a bottle
of Wine of Cardui and some Black
Draught, and before I had taken
half of it I felt like a different
'person. I am now entirely well.
MRS. MINNIE HOLT.
Nothing pulls down a woman's 'strength like nervousness.
Her face becomes haggard and full of disfiguring lines. The
form loses its roundness. Beauty fades away, and of the former
self only a wreck remains. Nervous women are easily scared.
They "fly io pieces" at the slightest provocation. A little
noise startles them. After a while, fainting spells and hysteria
come on. The trouble is nearly always due to some derange
ment in the organism of womanhood. A little ailment there
makes a Jeep effect upon the n?rves. Wine of Cardui cures ner
vousness by correcting the cause by strcnglhing the ailing
organs, stopping drains and building up the whole system. It
(ladies1 advisory department. ?
For advice in cases requiring spe-
) claldlreclluns. address, fIvIdksvidp- c
S toms. Ijadia Adritorv Department,
The ChattaDooca Medicine Co. t
( Chattanooga, Tenn. J
woman, no matter what the trouble with which she is afflicted.
DRUGGISTS SELL LARGE BOTTLES FOR S1.00.
llbyaTTaWfol stff fs Mill
YOU CANT BEAT 'EM. i
THIS WAS JOBSON'S
ABOUT WOMEN IN
It M'na Prompted ly n. Midnight Ex
perience "With II In Wire, In Which
-the RcveiiKe Tlmt He Hnd Planned
So Well Wejit Sadly Atrnj-.
Mr. Jobson got home from his office
at 4:15 one afternoon not long ago and
fonnd a note from Mrs. Jobson eaying
that she 'Lad gone to hear the perform
r.iice of a long haired pianist and that
he'd find his dinner all ready for the
girl to serve it.
"That's a good thing, too," mrtsed
Mr. Jobson sulkily when be had read
tho.note. "It's a wonder these mattress
headed geniuses that come over here to
this country and rake in American dol
lars, hating Americans all the time,
wouldn't call their game at an hour
that 'nd permit a toiling man's wife to
be on hand at heme to give him some
thing to eat when he wants it," etc.
The opportunity was too good for
Mr. Jobso"n to miss, so he declined to
eat any dinner when the servant put it
on the table. Instead he slammed on
his hat and went down, town
He wanfed to give Mrs. Jobson a les
son. He ate an nnsatisfactory dinner at
a restaurant and then poked around
until it was time for a variety theater
to open itb doors.' He had to watch a
lot of poorly played billiard games in
order to put in this time and to talk
with a lot of bachelors, from whose
ways of thinking he had departed.
He was bored exceedingly by theater
time. The show bored him still more,
but he stuck it out, for he wanted to
get home as late as possible, the better
to rub it in on Mrs. Jobson. By 11
o'clock he reflected that he had had a
pretty poor sort of an evening his
evening paper unread,, his favorite pipe
neglected for a lot of cigars that gave
him heartbnrn, a poor dinner, idle talk
with a slew of men that he didn't want
to talk to", and finally a tawdry, cheap
variety performance that might have
got a laugh out of him ten years before,
but was only so much ribaldry to him
He took in a couple more billiard
games, however, after the show and
threw a conple of cocktails into him
self, not because ba cared to drink, but
because lie wanted Mrs. Jobson to smell
his breath and t litis perceive the awful
consequences of her conduct
Mrs. Jobson was comfortably tucked
in bed when Mr. Jobson got home
about half an hour after midnight. She
had not even left a light burning in
the vestibule or in the bedroom. . She
woke up very leisurely when Mr. Job
son started one of the gas jets going
She didn't say anything, however,.
Mr. Jobson had expected to find her
np, fully dressed and in tears.- He was
disappointed. He was mora disappoint
ed that she didn't greet him with re
pinings. Mr. Jobson saw that she was
likely to go to deep again and that ho
wasn't causing any grief at all by be
ing naughty and keeping still. So he
cleared his throat and said:
"Did he play the buck dance concerto
in Z minor with his hair, and how was
There was a lot of sarcasm in the
way Mr. Jobson asked this qnestion.
Mrs. Jobson didn't turn over at all.
"What are you talking about?" she
"I want to know if that Dutchman
that kept you away from your duty of
serving a meal to your .husband after
his day of grinding labor gave you your
rnoney's worth; also if you think you're
making any kind of a bit with anybody
by these methods, hey ?"
"Oh. the recital; that's what you're
speaking of, isn't it?" said Mrs. Jobcon
sweetly "Well, I didn't go. I had in
tended to go when I stalled out shop;
ping in the morning and left the note
tor yon telling yon so, but I thought it
might annoy you to have me away
fiom dinner, and so, when I concluded
my shopping, about 4 o'clock this after
noon, 1 decided not to go to the recital.
The Fourteenth street car that brought
me up town passed the car that took
you down town. I saw you on the car
and wondered why yon were going in
that direction. I suppose you had to go
back to your office to work. It's shame
ful the way they're overworkicg you,
you poor old thing, ".and, then Mrs
Jobson, who knew that Mr. Jobson
hadn't been working at his ofiice, turned
brings back color to the
cheeks and plumpness to the
form. It is little short of
marvelous what great good
, this vegetable Vine docs for
over and subsided into dreamy slumber.
"Von can't beat 'em," thought Mr.
Jobson when be got into bed. He was
thinking of women in general. Wash
Guests were expected to dinner at
little Flossie's home the other evening,
and she was in consequence hustled off
to bed and milk and bread an hour ear
lier than usual
"Here you grown up folks" she sigh
ed as she" was laid away, "are going to
si t up in your best clothes all evening
and eat all those nice things, while" I've
got to go np btairs with nothing to eat
but old bread and miik and go to bed
early Nevermind," after a reflective
pause "After a while I'll grow up, and
then I'll have fell the nice things, and
you'll all be dead " Kansas City Star
THE MAGIC LAMP.
Jeath a mosnlit sky in the days gone by.
As the ballads of old relate.
When a lad was bold and his l'idy shy
He would wait at the postern can.
For she feared as ho strummed her a drowsy
Ho would waken the sire that slept;
So she fastened her casement, hid hi spray,
And out to the postern crept.
Now, I know not that protein gate of yore,
I tee not the casement's light.
But I've watched with the crow d at the dingy
That leads to a stage bodight.
The hoofs of the manager - hoisos stamp,'
For they; long for the great man's "Eomel"
rrhile the others must wait by tho guttering
Like the poor at the gates of Route.
Tife fairy who danced in tho spangled dress
Must change, for the night wind's cold.
Though I fear mo sho loses her comeliness
In her overcoat ariuly rolbjd.
It's bometfiues a mother Hint waits this tame
Gleat goddess who ihauutd the shrine.
And you hear with a shudder her Christian
Pronounced as "Matildar Jiue."
And it's souictimoa a youth with a big cigar
And n hat at an c ll rako.
It's u youth who is feared by Matilda's"raar;"
Hence she comes for Matilda's sake.
Ho is dressed in a vast Xewmarket "sack,"
Where the seaming is overlaid,
And the goddess familiarly calls him "Jack;"
' For she isn't a bit afraid
And it's sometimes a dear littls." gallery Iwy,
Who dreams in his dizzy height's.
It would be the hope of his highest joy
To speak to the girl in tights.
But the painted curtain fulls, alas,
And the dancers fade from view,
6o he waits in tho glaie of the stage door gas
To watch till his girl comes through.
J. M. B. in Sketch.
A BLOOD STAINED HORSE.
The Kffect It Hnil In nldiiitiK n Par
ty of IlufllaiiM.
For sheer, cool nerve and absolute,
inspired genius in dealing with men,
commend me to Clarence King, the
geologist, if a story that is told abont
him he true. Mr. King, the tale runs,
was in the field, all one summer with a
government expedition. The field hap
pened to be in the far west, and the
men he was compelled to employ as as
sistants were a band of cheerful ruf
fians, half breed desperadoes and "greas
er" scamps." Bad as they were, they
worked well, and they were indispensa
ble. One night one of them deserted. Mr.
i If Is lEcontrovertible !
I The Editor of the "Christian Million,"
J tinder the heading of General Notes, on
s August jo, 1E9A, wrote : .
! A OSV.rl nrtW, r tit nnA ..-, Ma nam
mtrits, and we may rely upon it that nothing
will continue Ions; which does not, 1 11 a more
or less degree, harmonize v.ltli the state
ments Tvltich are published concerning it."
Mr. Hall Caine,
Author of " The Deemster," "The Manx-,
man," "The Christian," etc., when speak
ing on "Criticism," recently, said :
" When a thing that Is advertised greatly
Is good it goes and goes permanently; when
It is bad, it only goes for a while : the public
tends it out."
, The Proprietor of
has said over and over again :
'It Is a fallacy to imagine that nnvthlntr
, will sell Just because It is advertised. How
, many nasti-ums have been started with glare
, and snuffed out In gloom? The fact ie, a
, man Is not easily gulled a second time; and
, every dissatisfied purchaser docs ten times
more norm man one satisuea aoes good.
Assuredly the sale of more than 6,000,00'.)
boxes of liLIXHAM'S PILLS cer annum.
, after a public trial of half-accntury, Iscon
, elusive testimony of their popularity, u
1 periorlty and proverbial worth."
Bcecham's Pills have for roanvvcars been the nonutar
1 family medicine wherever the English language h spoken,
I and they now stand without a rival. In boxes, 10 cents
ana 35 cents catn, at an uru stores.
King knew what that meant. It meant
a stampede and an empty camp if the
deserter were allowed to go unpunished.
He chose a companion on whese silence
he could depend, mounted and took the
trail. On the third day the deserter was
overtaken, captured and landed in a
convenient fort. The runaway had sub
sisted for the three days of his liberty
on such game and birds as he could kilL
His horse was white, and as he rode
often vsith prey slung to the saddle, the
animal was streaked and stained with
The man being in safe keeping, Mr.
King and his companion rode back to
camp leading the crimson streaked
horse, with all the deserter's belongings
strapped to his back. They "spoke no
word of the missing man to his former
companions, but dismounted in grim
silence. The men endured the pangs of
curiosity as long as they could. Then
they sent a coinruittee to Mr. King to
make inquiries about the fugitive. Mr.
King gave a meaning glance at the
blood stained horse and made answer
"He is gone," he said impressively.
"He is gone where anybody else who
tries to desert will go too." .
Half breeds and "greasers" gasped,
and from that day on no one of them
all ever tried to desert. Washington
The Tables Turned.
Birds, we know, are sometimes train
ed to fire off pistols, as well as to per
form other unusual feats, but it is not
often that a wild bird in the woods
shoots a man with his own gun, as re
lated in "South American Sketches"
by Robert Crawford
A pavodel monte, a bird of Uruguay
not unlike the turkey, had been winged
by a hunter. It fell to the ground, hut
was at once on its feet and ran away.
Throwing his gnn hastily aside, the
hnnter started in pursuit, and a game
of hide and seek ensued.
In one of its doublings and turnings
the bird passed over the gnn, which
was lying on the ground, and its foot
chanced to strike against the trigger of
the undischarged barrel, the hammer
of which, in the hurry of the moment,
bad been left at full cock.
There was a loud report, followed by
an exclamation of pain from the man.
The bird escaped, and the luckless
hnnter had an ugly wound in the fleshy
part of his leg to remind him for weeks
afterward of the adventure
A Surprised Earlier.
"Wearing wigs has not gone out of
style by any means, " said a New Or
leans barber who has an eye for the od
dities of the trade. "The only reacon
why wo don't notice so many of them
is that they are made a great deal bet
ter than they ued to be. Why, even
the barbers get fooled now and then.
"The other day a gentleman came
into the shop to get shaved. The harher
Enisked the job without noticing any
. thing unusual, and as he laid aside the
razor he sprung the usual chestnut. 'I
notice a good deal of dandruff is ac
cumulating on your scalp,' he said,
'and if you don't look out. you'll begin
to get bald.' That Eeemed to tickle the
customer, and he grinned from ear to
ear. 'Oh, I guess I've got hair enough
to last for awhile!' says he, still grin
ning. Y.ou have plenty now,' says-the
barber, 'but with all that dandruff it
will soon commence to thin out. Better
let me give you a nice shampoo.'
"As he spoke he ran his hands through
the gentleman's hair and gave it two or
three hard rnbs, and, upon my word,
tho whole thing came off. just as if he
had been scalped The poor man yelled
murder, and the barber stood there para
lyzed, holding the wig in his hands and
his eyes sticking out like ha pegs. He
told me afterward he was never so
scared in his life. Since then he hasn't
said a word about dandruff New
Home manufactured rushlights and
candles were in constant use by the
Scotch peasantry. Boiled animal fat
gave the required tallow, and the same
green rushes as were used for cruisie
wick supplied it also in this case.
In -making rushlights all the green
coating of these rushes was stripped
off, but for candle wick a thin strip
was left on either side of the pith to
strengthen and support it. Otherwise
the manufacture of these two lights
was very similar. This substance from
tho rushes when dried was tied to a
rod, then dipped into the boiling fat
and allowed to cool, and this process
was repeated until tire rushlight", or
candle, had become the deaired thick
ness. In later years candles were made
in molds. The tape was passed through
a hole in the center of the mold and
knotted to prevent it slipping. The fat
was then poured in and allowed to
These molds, during the-days of the
candle tax, were jealously guarded by
the owners and hidden in the most
secret corners from the prying eyes of
the exciseman. The candles were'usual
ly made at night in some outhonse, and
watcheis were posted at convenient
corners to give timely warning of any
approach of the ubiquitous officer.
A (aooil Parrot Story.
A maiden lady of a certain town in
Cornwall owned a parrot, which some
how acquired the disagreeable habit of
observing at frequent intervals, ','1
wish the old lady would die." Thi3 an
noyed the bird's owner, who spoke to
her curate abont it.
"I think we can rectify tho matter,"
replied the good man. "I also have a
parrot, and he is a righteous bird, hav-
the whole period
of pregnancy in
safety and com
fort It is used externally and it relaxes
th t-.iuscles so that there is no dis-
! comfort. It prevents and relieves
morning sickness, headache and rising
I breasts, shortens labor and preserves
i ine motners eul-
J ish form.
SI a bottlo at
Send for a Pre
copy of our illus
The Bradfleld Remilntor Co.. Atlanta. Rn. :
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with health. If we
litive eniarrk any-
5T wieie we can-
not be wholly
atic efforts to
be free from
disease. Mrs. L. A. Johnston, 103
1'ilham and Ripley St;., Montgomery,
Ala., tells her experience with catarrh
of the stomach and how she was
" I will state to you that I have
taken eight bottles of'your Pe-ru-na
and two of Man-alin and rejoice to say,
' God bless Dr. Ilartman and Pe-ra-na.'
And I earnestly assure you that it
has done me more good than any medi
cine I have ever taken in my life. I
prescribe it to every one I meet who
is sunTering, as the best medicine in
the world, and have made many con
verts who are no'v rejoicing in tho
grea.t good which they have derived
from the same. .1 can toll you that I
am almost entirely relieved of indiges
tion, that great foe which has tortured
me so many years, and can now eat
anything I desire without it is fruits or
To understand the scientific action
of 1'e-ru-na it is best to have Dr. Hart
man's special book for women or his
book on chronic catarrh. These books
are mailed free by the I'e-ru-na Mcdi
cina Company, Columbus, O. AU
druggists sell Pe-ru-na.
ing been brought up in the way he
should go. I will lend you my parrot,
and I trust his influence will reform
that depraved bird of yours."
The curate's parrot was placed in the
saine room with the wicked one, and as
soon as the two had become accustomed
to each otijer the bad bird remarked, "I
wish the old lady would die," where
upon the clergyman's bird rolled up his
eyesand in solemn accents added, "We
beseech thee to hear us, good Lord!"
The story got out in the parish, and
for several Sunmiys it was necessary to
omit the litany at the church services.
1VIIIi.ini IMnelv'x Dint lirlieil Dip.
Therrf lingers in Oban a legend to the
effect that one hot day William Black,
the novelist, went to a quiet place out
of sight to swim. He undressed in a re
mote part of thu rocks. When he was
in the water, a woman, deeply immers
ed in a blue volume, which was "The
Princc-s of Thnle," came and sat un
wittingly near his clothes. The swim
mer, tired with his exercise, was anx
ious to return to his garments, bnt the
lady on shore was far too engrossed
with the fortnnes of Princess Sheila to
heed the coughing intimations of 'his
.presence. Presently matteio came to a
crii-;. A sportsman passed along the
rocks and discerned Mr. Black's dark
bead bobbing above the waves. He took
it for a seal and was taking a deadly
aim when Mr. Black jumped up in the
water and implored "Don't fire. I'm
a human man."
THE MAN FROM TEXAS.
fllN Vivid Picture of Conditional la
the Lone Stnr Stute.
He was registered from Texas, and
the hotel reporter, being anxious to fee
t Texan fresh from his native heath,
ssked the clerk tooiut him out and
et once proceeded to interview hhn.
"You are irom Texas, I believer" he
laid in his winning reporturiul manner
is he stood in front of him.
"I beg your paidonl" responded the
gentleman, with a slight frown.
"I'm a reporter, " hurriedly explained
the interviewer, somewhat abashed,
"and would be glad to have a little talk
with you on Texas matters. How are
times down there 1"
"Oh, ah, I beg your pardon," said
the Texan. "I did not thoroughly com
prehend the purpose of your approach
ing me, and, being somewhat appre
hensive of strangers, I felt a natural
hesitancy, don't you know, in greeting
you with that b6uhomic, not to say
camaraderie, so.chanicteristic, I believe,
of the gentlemen of your profession.
Now that 1 am apprised of your iden
tity I phall be pleased to communicate
any information I may possess and in
response to your eminently "pertinent
inquiry 1 may say that, as far aq iny
knowledge extends,, the times in my po-J
iiuiiti in jsiuii ui nit; uiiiuii file Jiuiftui
The reporter wondered if the clerk
hadn't made a mistake.
"Business. 1. presume." he said, "is
"The commercial industries of Tex
as," responded the gentleman, 'r'ex
hibit a most encouraging absence of
those phlegmatic conditions which cer
tain individuals, who are prone to look
npon theTurtarean side of every entity,
have persisted in prophesying would
necessarily follow certain political co
alescences with capitalistic combina
tions, which it is not exigent at present
to designate or discius. It is sufficient
to say that the calamitous climacteric
which they were so bombilatons in ful
minating has signally failed of eventu
ation in my own or any contiguous
But the reporter had fled. Wash
The LnriveMt Trees In the World.
The largest tree in the world is to be
seen at Mascali, near the foot of
Mount Etna, and it is called "the Chest
nut Tree of a Hundred Horses." Its
name lose from tho report that Qneen
Jane of Aragou, with her principal no
bility, took refuge from a violent storm
under its branches. Tho trunk is 204
fsut in circumference. Tho largest tree
in the United States, it is said, stands
near Bear creek, on the north fork of
thu Tjiltf river, in California. It meas
ures 1 10 feet in cirenmference. The
giant led wood tree in Nevada is 110
feet in circumference. Ladies' Home
TliroiiKli I.oerN KeM.
Clara (on the wrong side of ltd) I
am sure I don't know what he sees in
Cholly Well, they say lovo is blind.
Clara Blind I Nonsense! I never
saw a man in lovo yet who did not see
ten times as much in his sweothcart as
I could. Harlem Life.
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1 1 fill's fiiiis.
Galimard is an artist, and one, year he
decided to exhibit somcthinr- The picture
on its completion enchanted him. It had
been pjinted in the strictest seclusion for
fair the idea might b? stolen.. .but now
that the time for sending it in has arrived
that anxiety Is removed, and he invites
two friends to inspect his work.
First Friend Ah, nh! So that's the
tiling, is it? By Jove, but it's good, old
Second Friend Hurrah for the dogl
Where did you get'your idea?
Galimard Oh. it's quite a long story!
I was coming back from Xanterro one
day, and from tho car window I saw this
garden, with the children pl.iying among
tho trees and tho big i!ik running and
jumping around them. The thing so fas
cinated me that I went back on foot,
nindo several studios, ami here you arc.
First Friend lly dear boy, it's n fine
piece of work.
Second Friend It's simple, but you've
hit it just right. YVhero did you And tho
Galimard They nro my little nephews.
First Friend There is one little thing I
notice, though. Do you mind my speak
ing of it?
Galimard Why, of courso not. One
cannot always judge of effects, oneself.
Good advice is always welcome.
Second Friend Especially "a friend's
First Friend Well, then, old, fellow,
your sky is a trille too clear. You should
cloud it ji little.
Galimard Do you think so?
First Friend Yes; ln-cause, you see,
you didn't pose your brats out of doors,
and they haven't the you catch what I
Gnlimard Yes, yes. Let mo sce a
little smudgo of cloud right hero perhaps.
Well, If you think
Second Fiiend Oh, yes, my dear boy,
yes, and put one in hero too.
First Friend That youngster there is
hit off to life, isn't he, Chose?
Second Friend Seems to mo he has a
sort of frightened look. If I were Gali
mard, I would tako away the other one,
tho ono who's laughing, because you can't
see what he's laughing at. Don't you
think so, Machin?
First Friend Oh, ho could leave the
ono who's laughing if "he liked and take
away tho frightened ono, for, as you say.
Something ' New!
Large package of the World's
cleanser for a nickel. Still greater econ
omy in 4 pound package. Made only by
THE- N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY,
Chlcazn. St. LouI, New York. Boston, Pblladelnbls
they tlon't correspond one or tho other
would have to go.
Galimard Why, I thought they were
rather effective, the two contrasting faces.
Second Friend That's all very well,
my dear by; but then it ceases to bo a
picture. It is simply a study of heads, of
First Friend1 Ilo's right. Tako out the
laughing l.oy. Besides, ho isn't as .well
dono as the other Ho looks just a little
bit like n monkey
Galimard But, you seo, that one all
First Friend I agreo with you perfect
ly, but this is what you could do: To ex
plain his fright let the house bo burning
up Ifo could but milling away front tho
Second Friend Good! That's a capital
idea, but in-tlint case bo would have to
takeaway tho trees, otherwise you couldn't
Galimard But that changes my wholo
plctiuc. I would rather leave in tho
Second Friend Oh, of course, if you
like, only what in the world is he laUgh
iiiR at? Bsitjcs, if you wanted to mako
hiai your principal subject, you should
li.ivo put him in the forefriound.
1'irsr. i-nenu J no met. is that over
there in that corner, wbenrthe dog is, the
perspective is not at. all clear, and then
yotir.hoiiMj is all mixed up with tho trees
In the foreground You' ought to put your
Second Friend Or tako them away al
together. That would freo the house.
GMimartI But, you sec, if I only leave
Second Friend I have an idea. Will
you hIIiiw me? Tako out the houso and
trees ami put them off there in the back
grjnnd, leave tho frightened boy where ho
in and make a lion rush down upon him
from a mountain. Your sky is warm, the
wholo thing will look like an African
Galiuiatd A great idea! But how
about tho costume?
First Friend Oh, that's simple enough.
Clioso is right You'd iiavo a superb ttlect
there; An yun have to do is to dress tho
littlo fellow llko a Bedouin, Como to
think of it, you should mako him larger
a young man, in fact.
Second Friend Or an old man with a
First Friend Oh, I'll tell'you what
would bo stunning. A negro with snow
white hair. You'd mako a sensatior. then
and no mistake.
Galimard Yes, hut that's entirely de
parting irom my subject.
First Friend Not necessarily, only al
tering it a littlo. -Mako your negro ntde.
In that way you'd hao a lino relief effect,
and it would be strango indeed if yoir
1 served from 'fil lo '(II, mid was wounded on
Miiylli.isfil, in lliellattlcof tho Wilderness,
would llkolo lmvomyold comrades know
,lint Cilery King has done fur 1110. In 1SIX)
ity o!it itmiplulnl, chronic dlarrhceu, came
.h I:. Tlio doctors could not slop It, but Cel
rv I'in has cured me, ami 1 am onco more
lijovliiK tlft). Frank ISevhlcr, Ouokso. Mich.
Co. V, -Will N. Y. V. I.).
Colcry I'lngforthoNervcK, Stomach, I.lver
mil Kidneys Is noli! In COc uuilSc, luickagcs
by drugglstu and dealers. S
picture did not create a stir.
Galimard I would never have believ
ed First Friend Well, you see, you asked
our opinion, and, being friends, we gave
It to you.
When his two friends have left, Gali
mard hurries off to consult others.
Ono alteration after another is suggest
ed, until finally ho is advised by some to
change the subject of Ids pictaro to a
'Cabstand" or the "Arrival of an Excur
sion Train" nnd by others to the "Wreck
of tho Meduse." the "Execution of Louis
In short, Galimard never exhibited at
all, because in the end he became insane.
From tho French for Short Stories.
Ketplnir Up Appearance.
A "licensed pawnbroker" who docs a
great deal of work in the west end of
London lately gave to the writer par
ticulars of a strange sort of pledging
that has become common of late and
that often defeats men of his kind.
t Backing np his statement with actual
' names and dates, he said:
i "A bailiff and I enter a showy flat,
I say. and my acenstomed eye at once
falls on a handsome or at least a pre-
tentious piano. I say ta myself that
i this piano will sell for what I require.
I T i- ii. 1 C.T At i. 14- i l..1. T
1 gO IU 11, UUl U11U IUUL lb is 1UW1UU. X
ask for tho key, and when this is reluc
tantly produced I find that there is in
reality nothing but a case. All the in
side of the instrument is gone. The fact
is that people in difficulties who still
want to keep up appearances can bor
row money, while still apparently re
taining their piano, by allowing the
lenders to take away the main part, or
inside, of the instrument. One man in
the west end in particular does a con
siderable business by lending money on
pianos in this way.
"I suppose that when visitors want
to play on an instrument of this kind
the host pleads that tire key is lost
Anyhow I have in my own business had
quite CO examples of gutted pianos dur
ing the last two years, and I never
mark a piano down in an inventory
now till I have closely examined it"
X JfelBlilns Cock.
Camden says the Thames was onee
called the Cockney, and therefore a
cockney means simply one who lives
on the banks of the Thames. Wedge
wood says a cockney, or cockerney, is
one pampered by city indulgence, in
contradistinction to rustics hardened by
outdoor work. ' There is, however, a
legend, almost too good to be trne
namely, that a Londoner who had never
before slept out of sound of Bow Bells
had occasion to go into the country and
was detained all night
He was much disturbed by the low
ing of the cattle, the grunting of the
pigs and other sounds of Country life,
which he could not understand, and in
particular he was frightened by the
crowjng of "the cock. In the morning,
in response to the farmer's inquiries,
he said the sound of the wild beasts had
kept him awake. Just at that moment
the cock crowed again, and the Lon
doner said: "That's the onel He's been
neighing like that for honrs!" Since
then Londoners have been called cock
neighs, or cockneys.
" . liCnrniiic; the Troth.
A school inspector was examining a
class in grammar and trying to explain
the relations of adjectives and nouns by
a" telling example.
"Now, for instance." said he, "what
That was an easy qnestion, and all
the children -shouted, "A man!" and
then looked around triumphantly, as
mnch as to say, "Ask another."
"Yes. But what else?" said the in
spector. This was not so easy, but. after a
panse a boy ventured to suggest, "A
"Yes, but there is something more
' This was a poser for the youngsters,
but after" a moment's puzzled silence
an infant phenomenon almost leaped
from his seat in his" eagerness and cried
to the inspector:
"Please, sir. I know an ngly little
The empire of Japan is composed of
four large and 3.000 small islands, form
ing an arc of a large circle extending
from the northeast within a fow miles
of Kamchatka, southwest about 2,000
miles, and, with Formosa nearly 3,000
miles from an arctic climate, to one of
perpetual spring and everlasting sum
a packagoof GflAIN-O, tho new food S
drink that takes tho placo of coffee, o
The children may drink it without Js
injury as well as tho adult. All who
try it, liko it. -GIUIN-0 has that
rich seal brown of Mocha or Java, 2
but it is mado from puro grains, and
&10 uiostdelicato stomach receives it a
without distress. tho prico of coffee, x
'.5 cents and 25 cents per package. 3
Soil by all grocers. S
Tasks like Coffee
Looks like Coffee
Accept no imutlon.
GEMS IN VEfcSE.
Jnst be yourself always.
In face of blame or praiv.
Soy what jou think riglit out.
Despite the jeer of doubt
Stand eTer strong, erect.
In truth and self respect-
Don't hold in stern dhsguiss
Your heart from those jou prisa.
Tho' all the world may laugh
And your fondness chaff.
With all your might defend
Your trusting absent friend-
Just what you are appear.
With little care or fear
Of thoe who criticise ;
By "Mrs. Grundy's" eyea.
Ftar, far too many heed
That babbling, idle creed.
Kathleen Kavanaugh in Xew Orleans !Time
Dcniocrat. l'luln Old Ivltchein CIuiii.
Mother's furnished up the parlor got u. full,
new, liaircloth set.
And there ain't u neater parlor in the mnty
now, I'll bet.
She has been u-liuardiii penuitm for a mighty
She has had the chicken lnosiey, aud she's sav
ed it every time.
And she's put it out in pictures and in easy
chairs and rugs:
Got the neighbors all aniflin. 'cause we're
puttiu on such lugs;
Got up curtains round the winders, -whiter'n.
snow and all of lace":
Fixed that parlor till, by gracious, I should
never know the place.
And she says as soon's it's settled she shall
give a yaller tea
And invite tho whole caboodle of the neigh
bors in to see.
Can't own up that I approve it: seems -too
much like fnb and fuss
To a man who's lived as I have jest a blamed
old kitchen cuss.
Course we've had a front room always; tidy
place enough, I guess.
Couldn't tell, I never set there, never opened
Parson called or sometimes mother give a
party or a bee.
When the women come and quilted and tho
men come round to tea.
Now we're goin to use it common. Mother
says it's time to start.
If we're any better'n heathens, so's to sweeten
life with art;
Says I've grubbed too long with plain things.
haven't lifted up my soul:
Says I've denned there in the kitchen like a
woodchuck in his hole.
It's along -with other notions mother's getttn
from the club.
But I've.got no growl a-comin mother ain't
let up on grub.
Still I'm wishin she would let me have my
smoke and take my nap
In the corner, side the wood box. I'm a plain
old kitchen chap.
Holman F. Day in Lewiston (Me.) Journal.
Our Standing? Army.
We have no standing army!
Nay, look around and see.
The man who plows the furrow.
The man who fells the tree.
The statesman and the scholar.
At the first word of fear.
Turn to their country, breathing.
"My mother, I am herel"
Not of a dumb, blind people
Is this our army made
Where schoolhouse and where steeple
Have casfthcir friendly shade -Our
army grows in knowledge.
As it to manhood grows,
And, trained in school and college.
Stands ready for its foes.
The brawny arms of gunners .
Serve minds alert and keen.
Tho sailor's thought has traveled
To lands he has not seen.
Not for the joy of killing.
Not for the. lust of strife.
Have these come forth with gladness
To offer up their life.
Behold our standing army.
Not, as in other lands.
An army standing idle.
With empty minds and hands.
But each one in his station.
And peaceful victory
Is training for the nation
Heroes of land and sea.
-Margaret Yandegrift in Youth's Companion.
Ther' ain't nothin happens that ain't fee tho
And that's the main reason I ain't dispressed
When everything looks like it's goin wrong.
And ther' ain't no tune to tho grand sweet
I can recollect now one year when I had
A fine Jersey cow, and I had her bad.
Her eyes was velvet, and her hair was silk.
And I reckon she give two bushels uv milk.
She cost me more'n a hunderd, by gum.
And the way ez I worshiped that cow was
And I always p'inted to her with pride.
Till ono March mornin she up and died.
Fer awhile I thought that the sun had set
At seven a.m., and my eyes was wet
With a barrel uv tears, but it cheered me a bit
The less that I got to thinkin uv it.
I traded her hide.that very same day
To a man fer a couple uv bundles uv hay
And I traded the hay, by a lucky chance.
To a chap fer a load uv strawberry plants.
I set them plants out there in the lot
Where the cow used to use "a hallowed spot!"
Tho schoolmarm said and it beat the band
The way that they growedon that sacred land.
I tended the patch purty much ez how
I useter nuss and cuddle the cow,
And I sold my crop uv strawberries fer
A-plenty to buy me two cows like her.
New York Sun.
I am a mystery that walks the earth
Since man began to be.
, Sorrow and sin stood sponsors at my birth.
And terror christened me.
More pitiless than denth. who gathereth
His victims day by day,
I doom man daily to desire death
And still forbear to slay.
More merciless than time, I leave man youth
And suck life's sweetness out
More cruel than despair, 1 show man truth
And leave him strength to doubt.
I bind the freest in my subtle hand,
I blanch tho boldest cheek.
I hold the hearts of poets in Iny hand
And wring them ere they speak.
I walk in darkness over souls that bleed.
I shape each as I go
To something different. 1 drop tho seed
Whence grapes or thistles grow.
Grace Denio Litchfield in Independent.
Some silly poet sets afloat
This thought in silly rhyme:
The millionaire can only eat
One dinner at a time.
But what of that! This fact exists,.
When all is done and said:
The millionaire has cash saved up
For dinners till he's dead.
Love Ilnlea All.
In peace Lovo tunes the shepherd's reed.
In war he mounts the warrior's steed.
In halls in gay attire Is seen;
Love rules the court, the camp, the grove.
And men below and saints above.
For love U heaven, and heaven is love.
-Sir Walter Scott.
Jumplnu; at Copclualona.
Hi Aro any of yonr sisters married to
She No; they are all married to good
H! Then tho reports I have heard con
cerning your father's wealth must be ox-
aggcraica. onicago ixows.
1'reJndlced Against -Ulnce Heat.
Chappie Averted towlbble twagedy
Ckolllo Xol How
Chapplo Man said ho would pound me
to mlnco meat If I did not kIvo him half a
dollah, and I gave him half a dollah.
A London burglar was set upon by c
pet orang-outang In a house he was
robbing, and was so badly bitten and
mutilated that he died. ,
Jlbst of the so-called protections
against burglary, do not protect any
more man most ot the so-called
remedies" protect from the
burglary of tlie
" house of this
bodv" bv the
Disease. Like the
as little dis
tliat jewel of
perfect safety. But little disturbances if
theywer heeded would show the burg
lar at his work. Loss of appetite pre
cedes loss of flesh. Then conies weak
ness, followed by the more disturbing
symptoms of lingering cough, sore
throat, bronchitis and bleeding at the
lungs. When any or all these symptoms
appear, begin tlie use of Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery, the best of
all medicines. It is non-alcoholic. It
helps the stomach and separates the good
parts of the food from the bad. It sup
plies thin, impoverished,.nm-down blood
with the needed rich red corpuscles. It
makes solid flesh the sort that strong
people have. If you value your health,
don't allow the dealer to sell you some
thing else. Insist upon having Dr.
Pierce's Golden Medical Discover-.
" I must say Dr. riejee's Golden Medical Dis
covery is the most wonderful medicine t ever
used." writes Geo. S. Henderson, Esq., of Den
aud, r,ee Co.. Florida. " I had a bad bruist on
my right ear, and rav blood was badly out of
order. I tried local doctors but with no good
results. Finally I wrote you the particulars in
my cae and you adviswd your Golden Medical
Dfscoverv which I began to take. From the
first bottle I b;an to feel better and when r bad
taken eight bottles the sore was healed up."
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure consti
pation and biliousness. They never gripe.
TELL;ilii &3E LIES,
It has cost us time, monev and much labor t
perfect Bar-Ben the great Nerve Touic. bom
druggists object to selhngit because it cos,ts then .
almost double the price of inferior articles
Tt, C0 Ar ItfTrnCti ..... ,11 ..
they haven't Bar-Ben, but can
self you something "just as
good." Tell them they lie.
There is nothing can equal Bar
Ben. It is not a "patent medi
cine," but is prepared direct
from the formula of E. E. Bar
ter, Jt T CM 1 4 .
inent physician, by Hjalmer O.
Benson, Ph. D., B. a Bar-Ben
is not a temporary invigorator.
It creates solid flesh, muscle and
strength. It clears the brain and
HMIfM (Ita Kin 1 .. , ...
--.uw uiwu mc ttuu ncu,
causing-a general feeling of re
newed life. One box will work
wonaers; six win cure. Bar-Ben
Kior saie at an aruc; sores. A
SV" '.;" " cents, or we
will mail it, securely sealed en receipt of price
rttC T, A T,.. . .n n-.......
BAR-BEN BIOCK. CI.EVELAND. O
Urnmmonil Was 03 Top.
Professor Henry Drnmmond .had a
boyish spirit when a man. and at the
age of 26 invented a game for some
friends at n country house one rainy
evening. He said- "They play it in
America with bowie knives. Four men
are locked in a dark room, each in a
corner, and the survivor wins. We'll
do without the knives; the door and
the shutters shall be shut, each of ns
will stand in a corner, and the first who
gets on another man's back will be the
Dr. Smith was in the game, and'he
says it was the most exciting one he
ever played. "Nobody stirred from his
corner for 30 minutes. Then I heard a
scuffle between two of the others, felt
my way to fling myself on both of
them, when Drnmmond pounced on me,
and we all rolled in a heap, he. of
course, on top, as he always was."
The Easy Fooa
Easy to Buy,
Easy to Cook,
Easy to Eat,
Easy to Digest.
At all grocers
in 2-1 b. pkgs,
WANTED Case of bad health thpt
R-I-P-A-N- will not benefit. Send 5
cents to Klpans Chemical Co., Kow VurX
for 10 Ramplns and 1.000 testimonials
Joseph Heal. Ivhoso place of residence and
postofflce address Is Osage. Iown, Frederick
Ileal, whose residence and postofllce nd-dres-
is Chaddnr, Somerset. England, and
Lnlnn Spencer. whoe residence nnd post
office nddre I Cheddiir.Ssomerset.Englnnd.
will take notice that the undersigned, ns
executor of tho last will nnd testament of
Sidney Ileal, deceased, an the 10th day of
May. I1!'. lK-gun an action in the Probate
Court of Summit county. Ohio, beins cnu-e
No. 2SH, the object of which action Is to au
thorize said executor lo complete n certain
contract for the conveyance of real estate
made between said John King nnd said Sid
ney Heal, deceased, during his life tluie.
That the prayer of said petition Is for an
enter of the Probate court authorizing said
executor to complete said contract by de
livering to the purchnsor of said real estate
under said land contract, a good nnd suf-
Ilcent deed 111 fee-simple upon the payment
of such purchaser of the balance found duo
That snid cause will be for henrlmr on and
after the iMtli day of JunivlSSl. by uhlch
date tho nlmve named. Joseph Ileal. Fred
erick Heal and Irfivina Spencer, are re
quired to answer.
JOHN KING, Executor.
Siuitler Kogers, attorneys for plaintiff.
May 13 20 S7 Juno S 10 17
On Monday. 31 ay th, ls), from 1 to 2
p. 111..! will 5ell a house and lot and 33 good
uulldlnc lots to hlchest bidders on nremlses.
on South 3tulu street, at "Fnlor's Crossing,"
South Akron. You will not hne such a
chance again soon to get a good bulldlnc lot
at your prices. Thlsls the ll. S. Falor allot
ment surrounded by busy shops. Only one
third cash at sale. A. K. KLING,
Aingee of II. S. Falor.
April 29 3Iay 0-13-2O-2T
Hoard of City Commissioners' Otttco.
Akron. Ohio, 3Iny 20, lMni.
Sealed proposals will bo received nt the
office of City Commissioners until IS o'clock
noon, Saturday. JuneSrd, lsW. for tho con
struction of an Iron bridge over the Utile
Cuyahoga river, on Cook street. In accord
ance with thoprotlloiind sptTltlciitlonsnon
on llloln thootllco of tho City Civil Engi
neer, when- blddlnji Wanks can be obtained.
Each roiitniotnr bidding. must furnish his
f n I
ll k fcTffl rvBa
I J - JbsSS
r.ncu oiuuer. uutiiiiiiiiiMi i int. minium 01
hall required In proposal, must deposit with
the Clerk of Commissioners nt tho time of
Illliighls bld.ncvrtlllcatoof deoslt.a cer
tified check on some bank doing business In
Akronjir ch to the amount of ouohun
drod dollars (lflo.M.)
Tho city reserves the right to accept onv
or reject all bids.
Hy order of tho Hoard of City Cgminis-
sioners. Charles II. Isbell, Clerk.