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OUR CHILDREN.
I looked at th happy children,
Who gathered around the hearth;
Bo blithe they were, no oblldren
Oould haonler be on earth!
.With, their merry plays, and their winsome
r1 J-"!".
f,l h tAnqthest
I 3 f the I thou
sound ot (heir silvery mirth I
t thought ot those other ohlldrea, "
' So wlnoed, nd hard, and bold, . ' '
Who huddle In alum and cellar, ! - v
And ahlmr with want and eoldi -, i !:
Sot raetr a the dew, or the morning 'i hue,
Wirt oaftgara, lean, ana oia, , ,, . ,
ut yet may they still, thoae ohlldrea,
Be'uiuht to fon-et ther oalas t '"'
And fathered ta armi that lore them, .
t neir laairhter may eome afaia; ,.
kni ta autre of wot and the craft may go,
4Aii.li tpuru) be ,wsh4 of aula. 1
It'll a, it noimaoia oooa-icsruia ,
" 'ahndrttf heart t more; .
ia4 the atony eye of the aerpeat
w tedeata tat strlokee dove;
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'X eaetle oaa touoh them,
same w
kilt Sv?wk.i mM hm
s:!l
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fcud whatever tbe-srue mea eay
a tSlV0 Waeoh-otry prof re a, -
' Of a aew and a better way t . fc tl
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1 ' T,BtlU It takea a aoBl to make a aoul
,1(-'5V "'' ' Now, at la the oldea day.
"", -Spectator.
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CLEOPATRA.
Being an Account of th Fall bum
Vengeance of Harmachla, the
.Royal Egyptian,
if)
A3 SIT FORTH BY HIS OWI EilD.
Br II. Rider Haggard,
Author of " King Solomon' Mine,"
"She ""Allan Quatermain,"
Eto., Eto., Eta.
XUustrated br NTCHOIX, after OATON WOOD-
vixjja aad aaxxFnvKAaxK,
CHAPTKU XVIII.
TBB TOMB Or TBI DITiai MIKEA-IA; TBI
WRITIHO OS TH1 BRBA8T OF MBHKA-RA; THI
DRAW1MO TORTB Of TBB IBIASURS; TBI
DWBLLIB IB TBB TOMB; VLIUHT OF CLIO
PATBA AMD BARMACBU MOM TBI BOLT
PLACE.
IK STOOD within a
mall, arched cham
ber, paved and lined
with great block of
the granite itone of
Byene. There before
ua hewn from a tingle
nail of baaalt shaped
like a wooden house
and resting on a sphinx
with a face of gold
wai the sarcophagus of
1 the divine Men lta-r.
Awed, we etood and gaxed,
for tbe weight of the alienee
and the aolomolty of that holy
nlace teemed to cruah us. Above us,
enbit overoublt in It mighty measure, the
Pyramid towered tip to heaven and was
kssed of the night air. But we were deep
In the bo wela ot the rook beneath its base,
We were alone with the dead, whoae rest
we were about to break; and no sound of
the murmuring air and no tight of life
came to dull the awful edge ot solitude. I
(razed on the aaroophagua; Its heavy lid
had been lifted and rested at lta tide.
Around it the dust of ages had gathered
thick, and there in the duat was tbe stamp
cf human feot. Then I trembled, for I knew
that I looked on the footprints of that fore
father of mine, who, generations gone, last
Of living men, had visited this holy place.
Long had he been gathered to Osiris, and
, yet there in the powdered dust was tbo
prett of bis dead foot.
'See," I whispered, poiuting to a writing
daubed with pigmeut upon the wall in the
sacred symbols of ancient times.
'Bead it, Harmachls," answered Cleo
patra, in the some low voice; "for I can
not."
Then I read: "L Ramoscs tliamua, did,
In my day and in my hour ot need, visit
this tepulcher. But, though great my
need and bold my heart, I dared not face
the eurse of Menka-ra. Judge, O thou who
bait come after me, and, if thy aoul be
pure and Ktaem be utterly distressed, take
thou that which I have left"
"When, then, It tbe treasurer' the
' whispered. "Is that sphinx face of gold!"
"Even there," I answered, pointing to
the saroophagut, "Draw near and tee."
And she took my band and drew near.
'- The lid wot off, but within tbe depths of
the sarcophagus lay the painted coma of
, the Pharaoh. I blew the dust from It with
my breath and read that which was.
, written thereon. And tbia wat written:
Pharaoh Menka-ra, the child of
Heaven.
"Pharaoh Menka-ra, Royal Bon of the
Bun.
'"Pharaoh Menka-ra, who didst lie be
. neath the heart ot Nout -
"Nout, thy Mother, wraps tbee In the spell
.of Her holy name.
"The name ot thy Mother, Nout, Is the
mystery of Heaven.
"Nout, thy Mother, gathers thee to the
number of the God a
"Nout, thy Mother, breathe on thy foe
and utterly destroys them.
"O Pharaoh Menka-ra, who llvest for
ever!" "Wbere, then, Is the treasure!" the asked
again. "Here, indeed, it the body of the
divine Menka-ra; but the flesh even of Pha
raohs Is not gold, and If tbe face of this
aphinx be gold, bow may we move it!"
For answer I bad her stand upon the
sphinx and grasp the upper part of the cof
fin, while I grasped It foot. Then, at my
vrurd, we lifted, and the lid of the case,
which wat not fixed, came away, and we set
it npen the floor. And there In the case wat
the mummy ot the Pharaoh, at three thou
sand yearu before It had been laid. A large
mummy it wat, and aomewhat ungainly.
Sor wat It adorned with a gilded mask, aa
the fashion of oar day, for the head wat
wrapped in cloths yellow with age, which
were made fast with pink flaxen bandages,
whereunder were pushed the ttemt of lotus
blooms. And on the breast, wreathed over
With lotus flowers, lay a plate of gold close
ly written over with sacred writing. I lifted
tip the plate, and, holding It to the light, I
read: '
Menka-ra, the Oalrlaa, aforetime Pharaoh
Of the Laad of Kaem, whs In my day 414 live
Jostly aad ever walked la tht path marked for
my feat by the 4ore of the Invisible, Wae
was the begiaaiag aad Is the end, speak frost
any tomb to those .who after m Iball for aa
hoar tit npos my Tnraoev Behold, I, Menka
ra, the Oalrlaa, bartnf la the days of my life
. aeoa warned of a dream that a ttsa wtil eome
vbea Khem shall fear te fall sate the haade of
atraarers, aad bet monarch ahall bare treat
eedof treeaare wherewith to. foraith am las
to drive the baraariaa back, bar ant ef my
wisdom done tale thin Tor ft having pleated
the protecting Ood to (toe me wealth beyond
any Pharaoh who be beeaslae taaaaytof
Herns thousands of cuttle aad (, tarn'
and at, emcje aaa 'aeseer UMrasanoe
aramim ef corn, and baadrada at
P UITlt'Z'LSvh
ar J- : "v v. uauvi w it,u sat
of tii a geMMtat acaiia aa'
sparingly, and thst which remains havind henoath ,tve louadi' a boverfog ot
bartered for proo out stones, even for enter- oarsest linen for In ...those day th
aids the most beautiful and largest that are ln-J- oraftamen Vrcre not so skilled In mat
the world. These stonos, then, have I stored tors pertaining to tbe embalming of the
op against that day of the need ot Khem. But ' body as now they are. And on the linen
because aa thero hat been, so there shall be, wai written lu an oval, "Menka-ra, Royal
thoa who do wickedly on th arth. and who, of Bun." This linen we could In
!AVt'"u'?'"": "fii Thoioforo. falnt,.wUh, the.. ' heaU
shalt sund abort me and read this that Ihavo 1
esnsed to be written, thus have I stored the
treasure) even among my bones. Therefore,
O thoa Unborn One sleeping in th womb of
Nout, this I say t tbee I -it thoa Indeed hast
aeedofrtobeste sara ttnem from the toes ot
Khem, fear not and delay not, bat tear me, tne ;
Oslrlaa, from my tomb, louet mr wrapplan
aad rip the treasure from my breast, aad all
shall be well with thee; tor this oaly do I com
mand) That thou doat replaos my bones
within mytoollow eoffltr. ' But It the need be
paealng aad not great, or If there be a guile
within thy heart. taa tad turtd ot Msoka-ra
beoa theai Pa. tbee b: the sane that shall
'aaMM bl Who breaks la anoa tMdeadl
' i ( It must be remembered that thean
olent Egyptians held the dead In greater
awe and sanotlty than the living. After
death tbe body was still visited by the tool,
and they looked forward to it personal
resurreetloB. , Beno their oar at to lta
embalmment ' and the ttupendout worka
which they raised at tomb. ,
"On the be the eurto that.followt tbe traltort
Ob thee be th curt that smites blm who ouU,
races th majesty of the Godsf Unhappy
shalt thou lira, la blood and miser shalt thoa
die, sad la misery shalt thoa be tormented
forever and forever! For, VYlcktd One, there
In Amenti shsll we come face to taesl
"And to th end of th keeping ot this secret
hare L, Menka-ra. set op a Temple ot my
Worship, the whloh I have t built upon th
eatterotldeof thts my House of Death. To tbe
berediUry High Prleat of tblt my Tempi
iball It bs mad knows from tlm to time.
And If any High Priest thst shall be, do re real
thtsseoret to another than the Pharaoh, or
Her who wean th Pharaoh's crown aad Is
seated npoa th throe of Khem, aooursed be
he alto. Thus bar I, If eaka-ra, ths Oslrlaa,
written. Now to tbee, who, aleeplng In th
womb or Nout, yet iball upon a tlm itsad
over me and read, I say. Judge thou I and If
thou Jadgett evilly on thee iball fall this the
eurse of Menks-rs, from wbloh tbsr It no es
cape. Greeting sod farewell"
"Thou bast heard, O Cleopatra," I laid'
solemnly; "now tearch thy heart; Judge
thou, and for thine own take judge Justly.".
She bent her head In thought.
"I tear to do thii thing," she said pros-;
ently. "Let us hence." i
"It it well" I tald, with a lightening of
the heart, and bent ma to lift the wooden
lid. Fori, too, feared.
"And yet what laid the writing of the dl--vine
Menka-ra? 'twai emeralds, wat it'
not! And emeralds are now so rare and
hard to come by 1 Ever did I love emer-1
aldt, and never can I find tbem without a
flaw."
" Tie not a matter ot what thou dost love,
Cleopatra," I laid; "'tit matter of the
need of Khem and of the secret meaning of
thy heart, which thou alone canst know."
"Ay, surely, Harmachls; surely I And It
not the need of Egypt great! There it no
gold In the treasury, and how can I defy the
Roman if I have no gold I And hay I not
sworn to the that I will wed thee and defy
tbe Roman; and do I not iwear it again
yea, even in this solemn hour, with my hand
upon dead Pharaoh's heart! Why, here Is
tbat occasion whereof the divine Menka-ra
did dream. Thou ieeit It is so, for else hid
Hntasu or Raaeset or some other Pharaoh
drawn forth the gems. But no; they left
tbom to this hour because the time wat not
' - MI3 HELD rf TO TBB LIOHT.
yet come. Now It mutt be come, for If I
take not the gem th Roman will eurely .
eelie on Egypt, and then there will be no
Pharaoh to whom the secret may be told.
Nay, let ui away with feara and to the
work. Why dost look to frighted! Having
pure hearts.Jnaught It there to fear, Harma
cbli." "Evfn as thou wilt," I tald again; "for
thee it it to judge, since if thoa judgest
falsely, on thee will surely fall the curse
from which there It no escape."
"So, Harmaohis. take Pharaoh's head and
I will take his Oh, what an awful place
it this!" and suddenly tbe clung to me. '
"Methonght I saw a shadow yonder In the
darkness! Methought that it did move
toward ui and then straightway vanish I
Let us be golngl Didst thou see naught!"
"I taw naught, Cleopatra; but mayhap it
wat tbe Bplrit of the divine Menka-ra, for
ever does the spirit hover round it mortal
tenement Let ui then bo going; right
gltd shall I be to go." '
She made as though to start, then turned
back again and tpoke once more.
"Twai naught naught but the mind
that in tuch a house of Horror doth body
forth those shadowy forms of fear it dreads
to tee. Nay, I mutt look upon these em
eralds Indeed ; It I die, I must look I Com
to work 1" and stooping ibe wltn her own
bandt lifted from the ttmb one of the tour
alabaster jars, each seated with the graven
likeness of the headi ot the protectingOods,
that held the holy heart and entrails of tbe
divine Menka-ra. But in those jars wa
nothing found, save only what should be
there.
Then together we mounted on th sphinx
aad drew forth with toil th body of the
divine Pharaoh, laying it on the ground.
Now Cleopatra took my dagger, and with it
out loose the bandage which held the wrap
pings in their plaoe, and the lotut flowers,
that had been placed therein by loving
hands, three thousand yean before, fell
down upon the pavement Then ws searched
and found tbe eod of the outer bandage,
which wat fixed In at tbe hinder part of the
neck. This we out loose, for it wat faat
glued. Tbli done, we began to unroll th
wrapping of th holy corpse. Sotting my
houlden agiintt the larcophagus, I tat
upon the rocky floor, the body resting oa
my kneoi, and, at I turned It Cleopatra un
wound the cloths; and awesome wat tha
task. .Presently something fell out; it wai
tbo scepter ot th Pharaoh, fashioned ot
gold, and at th and thereof wa ipom,
fanat cut from a lingl emerald.;;,!,
Cleopatra seized it and gated tbe'reon'ln
illenoe. Then ono more we went on with
our dread buiin.'' And ever af a nnr
wound, other 'ornament of "gold, such a
ar' burled with1 Pharaohs, fell from t.ka
wrappln gcolln and! bracolots, models
i
i
J of lUU and Inlaid ax, and animate of tha I tnvorseq ti jr.gip.ii.w vrnt aieiiR the ;
m 1 hi-. n.M.. j , t-k. . . I Dassdtre.j t hat, if tha TJilrns hwliwil I
i,vth..ilfha .k -mm ;n...j ' tb three rolfha, doors I J Ka'th-r? , '
cei mununy.dust and the oder fl
or spices, anp; trembling with, fear of our
unholy task, wrought In that most lonesome
I and holy place, wo laid the body down, and
, with knife ripped away the Inst oovering.
i pirtt we oleared its hoad.i and now the
fao- iw fao; man hact earn mi for three
thousand?, waa opecr to our view.' ""It
was a great face, with a bold brow yet,
crowned with the Royal urssua, beneath
which the white locks, stained yellow by
the ipleei, fell In long, straight wisp.
Not the cold stamp ot death, and not the
alow flight of throe thousand yean, bad
found power to mar the dignity of .those
shrunken features. W gaud thereoti, sn&
then, made bold with fear, ttrtppocV tlt
oovering from the body. There at last it
lay before us, stiff, yellow and dread to
tee; and on tbe left tide, above the thigh,
wat the out through whloh tha embaltnera
had don their work, but It wai sewn up to.
deftly that scarce could we And the mark.
"The gems ar within," I whispered, for '
I felt that th body wat very heavy.! "Now,
if thy heart -fail thee- hot, j mutt thou
make anentry to . tbia poof bouse of .clay
that one wai Pharaoh," and I gave her the
dagferthe same dagaor whioh bad drunk
the life Apahlui. ,
"It w to labs to ponder," ah answered,"
lifting hor white and beauteoa face ana
fixing her blue eye, all big with terroe.
upon mine own;11 She took the dagger, and
with tet teeth the Queen of this dty plunged
It Into th dead breast of th Pharaoh of
three thousand yean ago. And even at the
did ao, from the opening ot th thaft
where we had left tbe eunuch there came
a groaning aoundt W leaped to our feet,
but beard no mora, and through the open
ing the lamp-light ttlll streamed down. , ,
"It Is naught," I tald. "Let n make an
nd." " - " ' ' .;
Then with much toil w hacked and rent
the hard flesh open, and even as we did so
I heard the knife-point grate upon tbo gems
within. ' , .
Cleopatra plunged her hand Into the dead
breast and drew forth somewhat. She held
it to the light, apd gave a little ery, for
from the darkness of Pharaoh's heart there
flashed Into tight and life the moat beau
teous emerald that ever man beheld. Per
fect it was in color, Tory large, withsut a
: r. i L a. .:..' J J -
flaw, and fashioned to m tcarabmui form,
and on the under tide wat tbe oval, in-
scribed with the divine name of Menka-ra,
Bon of the Bun.
Again, again, and yet again she plunged in
her hand and drew from Pharaoh's breast
great emeraldi bedded then in- spices.
Borne wen fashioned and tome wen not;
; but all wen perfect In color, without a
; flaw, and in value prioelesa Again and
again the plunged her whit hand into that
dread breast, till at length ail wen found,
, and then were one hundred and forty and
eight of tuob gemt aa an not known 'In
the world. 'And th last tlm that aba
aearched the brought forth not emeralds,
Indeed, but two great pearls, wnpped in
, linen, tuch as never have been teen. And
of these pearlt mon hereafter.
Bo it wai done, and all th mighty reaa-a
uro lay guuuriiig in a neap oworw u mere
It lay, and then, too, lay the regalia of gold,
tbe apleed and slcaJy scented wrapping,
and the torn body ot white-haired Pbaraoh
Menka-ra, th Oslrian, th over-living In
Amenti. ,v : '. " v
We rose, and a groat awe fall npon an,
now thit the deed wai done and our hearts
wen no mon upborne by the rage of eager
search o great an awei indeed, that W8
oould not speak. I made a sign to Cleo
patra She grasped the head of Pbaraoh
and I grasped his feet, and togother we
lifted him, climbed the sphinx, and placed
htm onoe more within his coffin. On him
I piled the torn mummy oloths, and on then
laid the lid of the eoffln. ,
And now we gathered up the great gems,
and Such of the ornamont at might wltb
ease bo carried, and those I hid, as many as
I could, within the folds of 'toy robe. And
those that wen left did Cleopatra hide upon
, her breast Heavily laden with priceless
treasure, wo gave one last look at the
dreadful, solemn place, at the great aar-
copbagus, and the sphinx whereon it rested,
whose face of awful calm seemed to mock
us wltb it everlasting smile of wisdom.
Then we turned and went from the tomb.
At the snort we nuiteo. loaned to the ' enjoyment Is not half what it was befon,
eunuch, who stayed above, and mothought , tnd they an fortunate it the tendency of
that a faint mocking laugh answorcd me. . the brain to shrivel with yean be not sad
Too smitten with terror to call agaib. and y hastened by the cessation of ha life-long
fearing that, should we delay, Cleopatra activity
would sunly swoon, I seized the rope, and, Joha QulncT xdBml kept u ,
u.a uu, , tu .
gained the passage. Then burnt the lamp,
but the eunuch I taw not Thinking inrely
that be was a little way down the passagt
and slept at, in truth, he did I bodo Cloo.
petra make fast tb rope about her middle,
and with much labor drew her up. Then,
having rested awhile, we moved on with
th lamps to seek the eunuch.
, "5? VB,?.UrMM1, ! deprived convlcu of opportunities for 1
leavmg the, lampjbatb fled," aald Cleo- bor. - Death itself would bo preferable to
trV y Utht tea 1 thetniinlty.Tloe, dlseae and general do-
I peered Into the darkness, thrusting out
the lamps, and this is what their light fell
on this, at the very dream whereof my
soul sickens 1 .Then, facing us, hut back
resting against the rock, and on either tide
hit hands iplayed upon tbo floor, tat the
eunuch dead I HI eyes and mouth wen
open, hit fat cheekt dropped down, bis thin
hair yet seemed to brittle, and on hit coun
tenance wat frozen such a stamp of hideout
terror ai well might tun tbe beholden'
brain. And lo! fixed by lu hinder oiawa,
even to bti chin, hung that mighty bat
which, flying forth when we entered the
pyramid, vanished In the sky, but which,
returning, bad followed ut toitideptha.
Then It hung upon the dead mln't cbtn,
slowly rooking luolf to and fro, and we
could see the fiery eyet shining la it evil
head.
Aghast, utterly aghast, we stood and
stored at the hateful tight; till presently
the bat spread hit huge wings, and, loosing
hit hold, tailed to us. Now be hovered be
fon Cleopatri't fac, fanning her with hi
wing. Then with a scream, like a woman's
ihrlek of fury, seeking his violated tomb,
the accursed Thing flitted on and van
ished dowa th well Into the sepulchers. I
fell against the wall. But Cleopatra tank
in a heap upon the floor, and, oovering her
bead With her arms, sho ahrieked till tb
hollow paisagta rang with th echoes of bor
criet, that seemed to grow and double and
rush along In volumes of shrill sound.' -" ' '
.' '"Rise I" I cried, "rise and lot us hence
ere theBplritshlll return to haunt us I If
thou dost suffer thyself to be overwhelmed
br in this plaoe, lost art thoq forever.' '
,'. Bhe ttaggored to her feet, and never may
1 forgot thajoott npoa her ashy face or In
bar glowing. eye., .Bolzlag lamp,) with a
rush m pamod io dondj uoucti't horrid
form, I holding aerby the hand. W gained
lb great chamber; where was the. srs
oophagu o( ,tbo.-Qann ef tMenlra-ro, 'and
travor?o; til pmgip.ii.w Boa aieiti
1 1 4 1 '' ' "a i"l 'I I V ' ' ' " '
open, and We sded through them; tbe laat
only did r stay to close. I touched th
ttone, at I knew how, and the gnat door
crashed down, shutting us off from the
presenoe of the dead eunuch and tbe Hor
ror that had hung upon the eunuch's chin.
Now. we won In th white chamber with .
the sculptured panels, and now we flood
the last tteep atoant Oh, that last ascent I :
Tryloo Cleopatra slipped and fell upon 'the
polished floor. The second time 'twas
when halt th distance had been done tbe
let fall her lamn. and would, indeed, have
rolled down the slide bod I not saved her.M
;. But, in doing thus, t, too, let fall my lamp
Utat pounded away into snaaow oeneam as,
and we were in utter darkness. And per
ohanoe about ui, in tha darkness, hovered
that awful Thing I fT" A -
-"B bnv I" I cried. ' "O We, b lirave,
and itruggle on, or both an lost I The way,
though tteep, It not far; and, though it b
dark. Marc can Wa com to barm la this
straight abaft. ? II tha gem weight the. 1
oast them away 1" , V h. f
"Nay," she gasped, "that will not I;
this shall not be endured to no end. I die
with them I" '
Then it was that I saw th greatness of
this woman's heart;, for In tha dark, and
notwithstanding th terron wt had paased
and the awfuluea o on, ;tatet the clung
to w and clambered on up that dread
paaaagai 'Oh we olambered, hand la hand,
with bunting heart, till than, by th
mercy or the aHgnr ' of the Gods, at length
w saw the filnt light 'of th moon creeping
through the llttJ opening ia th pyramid.
On ttrugglemon, taow the hoi wa
gained, and, like a breath from Heaven,
th tweet night air played npoa our brows.
I olimbed through, and. standing oo the pil
ot too,1 1 lifted! and dragged Cleopatra
after me, Uhe fell to tbo ground and than
sank down upon It motionless. i '
' With trembling hands I pressed upon th
turning stone. ' It iwung to and caught,
leaving no mark of the secret place of entry.
Then I came down, and having pushed
sway the pile of stones, turned to Cleopatra.
8b had iwooned, and notwithstanding tha
doat and grime upon her face, to pale it
waa that at flrat I believed the mutt be dead.
But, placing my hand upon her heart, I felt
It stir beneath; and, being spent, I flung
myself down beside her upon the land to
gather up my atrength again.
; ,, ' :TO IB OOKTIRDBD.)
, HELPFULNESS OF WORK. ,
'
Wltb oat Employment life Would Be On
. Lous; Spaa of Weariness.
Ood put Adam In the garden of Eden "to
irett it and to keep it" Benin He reoog
alxed, even in tbe earthly paradise, tbe uni
versal law of work employment for hand
and brain. Doubtless this law will prevail
even in the celestial paradise. Without em
ployment eternal life would be eternal
weariness.
The late fearful disaster In the Cone
maugh valley left the aurvivon bereft of
homes, families, friends, property and hope.
When outside helpen organised the atrloken
multitude and tet them to work, reporters
tor the press wen itruok with the Immedi
ate change for th better in look and ton
and bearing. . y .
In any great calamity, whether impend
ing or already come, nothing U to helpful as
grossing employment Men working at
the pump to save, if possible, tha sinking
ship, do not suffer in a tenth part as much
u those who stand gazing in tha fac of
loath. No bloody encounter on th battle
Sold equals In horrible experienoe the post
Uon of the Una which must simply hold it
round without returning the fin of the
snemy.. ... , ... r.
Next to the abject poor wa may pity tha
inharltora of vast wealth, who an too often
without stimulus to exertion, and Indeed an
sftcn excluded from It by foolish social no
tions. Amusements form a sorry substi
tute for actual employment for they soon
lose their power to please. The groat mid
lie olass enjoys the blessed reaction of regu
lar, adequate work, and their children an
to be pitied if their fathers' industry dooms
them to a life of idleness. .
Many persons whose minds, for want of
wholesome activity, have fallen Into an un
healthy slate, have been saved from insan
ity or sulcldo, through tbe calling out of
Ibelr sympathies In behalf of othen Buch
work Is tbe mora helpful in that it brings
into play the test part of one's nature, th
part most happy in it reflex influence. -.
Not a fow successful men retire from
business at a comparatively early age to en
joy, as they term it, a period of rest Such
men eenerallv maka a aarl mistake. Their
con areas to the last not because of nnllti.
eel ambition nor on account ot pecuniary
need, but because he wished by working to
retain as long as possible his power to work.
Mr. Gladstone retains his extraordinary
I working-power by using brain and arm.
I No monoruel law, no law mon opposed
. to the great end of prison discipline, waa
.... n u-.jwl In iin.-na than lk.nn. wh (..V.
-- ,
terloratlon of th wool man, physically.
mentally and morally, which an the natural
.' results of tuch a deprivation. Youtb'i Com
panion.
THE DUTIES OF LIFE.
Whatever They Kay Be. They Should Be
Cheerfully Performed.
Every lit hat lta purposes for being.
That these an not always fulfilled, only
argues the blindness and recreancy of the
one who Is content to exist, not live, in the
best sens of tbe term. Not a plant tbat
Springs from the bosdln of the earth but
fulfills some part in tbe design of creation ;
and line this rule applies to the most insig
nificant of earth's objects, wltb what reason
or sense can man bope to evade the uni
versal responsibility To merely exist Is
not to live; it is to oaricatun and belittle
th vary nam of life. To lire is to be a liv
ing, aoU ve force in the world's destiny, and
whether one be a great or humble factor la
what his time accomplishes, a factor h
must be, if he would not travesty the very
Idea ot living. All men ar not endowed
with equal faculties; all oan not be flaming
light of honor npon th world' highway;
each oan, within the limitations Which tb
Creator has Imposed, contribute to the il
lumining of th road.: Th tallow dip per
forms It allotted port as thoroughly as does
the light-house j either one could not be sub
stituted for th other, and If the headland
beaooa' attract mon attention than doe
tbe f eeb toper, it but fulfill it mission,
which tb other does equally wU. Alt oaa
not'fc beacon;' all need hot behumbla
tapera ; bov whether) fitted t off beacon or
taper, then ii a Bn.Jta:b'.pt4afnd by
ech llfo, and ib fact,(oi.. real living arsfi
tnly" dallying' Out an exlstouoe It deter.
mined tf tb perforraanoa.'' Jieouly live ,
whoae 1ft- tneaht: avtmirtnifir accomplish)
eod somRUilng. ta'proofl ot eooojll.4
moirL The II f of the htlmbltst blade at
prass growlrpr npo.a (he bllHude lanobltw;
t:iun;thutf thatan'whne day1 hive beea
r. . . ... ..- i i.l iitAL i.7
- WE ARE
Always on Hand
Tyith. goods to meet the wants of
4. .the people Ve now have"" "
BlSIEHi
In can, balk or shell,
Buckwheat Flour,
And a fall line of
For the season.
Oar facilities .-JOT -delivering are
7obmpJete, Goods can bede
" liverwl to oar patrons free -from
exposure to in
clement - weather
.'..'if
and in first
class oon . '
',. dition.
Do not forget that we
make it a specialty of
roasting our own select
ed Coffee, which, i as in
the past,jpro ved to be the
Coffee of the town.
Very Truly,
BOWLBY & HALL.
Statement of Be v. Tho. Ballanger,
OP OSKAL008A.IOWA. j
. In the fall ot 1887 my attention wat
called to the medical pamphlet published
by the libeumatio Byrup Co., Jackson,
Mich., advertiHing Hibbard'i Kueumatic
8yrup. The Ingredient composing the
remedy and known to be of great medio
iuhI merit led me to believe tbe remedy a
g o 1 one aa 1 1 bought six bottles. I had
a soreiieM in my stomach and tide and a
spinnl affection which threatened praly
it. I applied two pligtcrs . extending
from my itomtt h to my sides which I
wore lor a month. I , never louud any
medicine which gave me to much relief.
I rtrcommend Hibbard'i Rheumatic Syrup
and Plaster it remitllet of greut merit,
nuu, a ujiuk, iuu greatest ni me age.
kVUUi. Kt
. ii I 11 mitt
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Jumora, Abiceasts. Blood Polionlnf, Bali
R .u!?t?","rrhJ Eryaipelaa, Rheumatism,
r. J ell Blood and Skin Ulaeasea.
P;nc, Jl pur Pint Bottle, or S Bottles for fi'
til aa 8lld Kxtract Jif.M :
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otmed disease. JBy Its timely one thousands a, J
- tiopeless eases bar beea permanrntly cured
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About hla Brother,
"ral years ago my brotherwho lives
out me' bad" verT ,,rn8 or break
the h T0, hi ltg-about half way between
d" "ody and.lhe knee which afterward
ilpped into a jo cancer. It resulted
iti a bruise made by th rnbblng of the
".JTup-Ieather while riding. 8 uo
waho cancer continued to grow until Jt
wl(1 about flv lnobe long, and three
n re.TThe eah sloughed oil, black, rot
ten and foultftntl It was almost impossi
ble to procure a servant that would wait
upon him, the air in the room when ha
lay being so foul that It would sicken
any one who entered. Every physician
of any prominence In th Bute wss con
sulted, and treated my brother without
succeas. On doctor finally advised tlm
to try Bwllt's Bpeclflc (8. 8. 8.); he did
so, and ased nothing lie. He com.
menced to Improve Immediately, and
after taking several bottles wa com
pletely cure's, od tinea 1884 not a
tympton of tb disease ha manifested
luelf. 0. A. GRIFFITH,
-"TT-T:" Mayflower, Afk.
HuHefflth Broke Down
La
aat summer mv arjoetlt failed mv
health became poor tnu I wa In a very
feeble condition, la fact I was compelled
to give up all business on account of my
health. -1 tried physlciaoi and their med
icines, bat without avail. At length I be
gan Uklng 8. B, 8. and nothing else. Af
ter taking several buttles I wa entirely
cured and able to resume business. I In
creased nineteen pounds In weight In less .
than a month alter I commenced taking
8. 8. 8. J. M. Mabby, Abbeville, 8. C,
Treatise on Blood and Skin Disease
maued free. BYVIrT SPECIFIC CO.,
... i "J.v.i iii i - Atlanta, Qa.
i i
In Latin the meaning of Salve Is "Hall
God Salve You" I used a a greeting when
theeastern plague scourged the cities of
Europe. By promptly using safe and re
liable remedies w can save ourselves
from many plaguing dtscomfntte, Itching
end Irritations from all causes, Insect
bites, plant poisonings, catarrh, inflamed
and sore eyeMlt ibeum.boils, ulceration!
piles, felons, soft corns, tetter, chapping,
ehaflog, ring-worm, burns, scalds, chu
blalns, frost bites, cut and bruises which
are rapluly and permanently cured by
Cole's Carbolisalve, the only infallible
healing preparation ever devised. Small
boxes 80 cents; Lsrge boxes 50 cent. 4
' Wonderful Cures. ,
W. D. Hoyt & Co.! whole-ale ai.d re
tall druggists of Kouie, Ga., ays : Wo
have been selling Dr. King's New Dis
covery, Eleqirlo Bitter and Bucklen's
Arnica Salve for two years. Have
never handled remedies that sell as
well, or give such unlvensl satisfaction
There has been some wonderful cure
effected by these mod lollies Id this city.
Several cases of pronounced Consump
tion have bee; entirely cured by use of
a few bottle of Dr. King's New Dis
covery, taken In oonuectlon with Elec
tric Bitters. We guarantee them sl
aty t. Sold by E W. Adam. . I
Hlbbard't Rbsnmitlc 8yruD cures rheu
matism by striking at tbe seat of the , dis
ease tnd restoring the kldneyt tnd liver to
healthy action. If taken a sufficient tlm
to thoroughly eradicate tuch poison, It
ucver lane.
- ' r i " '
THK.hBV.Gico. U Thatib. of Bour
bon, Intl., say, "Both myself and wife
owe our lives to SnrLoa'BCoMsutiPTioH
Cobb." . . : .... . .,
Sol.lbyF. D.Teli.,, , i
Ark yocmapr miserable bv Indiges
tion, constipation, dizziness, lot of ap
petite, yellow skin? Bhiloh's Vltallzer
Is a positive euro., Sold by F. D. Felt.
Why Will You ctugh when Slillolt'
Cure will give liuineillute relief. . Price
lOcts., 50cts.,an(l II.
Sold by F. D. Felf.
SuiLon'a Catarrh Rshkdy a doI-
tlve cure for catarrh, dlntheila and
canki-r month.
Soi.l by F. D. Felt. '
' If ACKMTACK',afraerant and lasting
perfume., Prloe26HUd 50cent. .
Soul by i'. U. Felt. . - .
Simon's Curb will Immediately re
lievo croup, whooping cough and bron
chltlK. Sold by F. D. Felt.' ' ' !
For Dr.tPKpm ami liver complnlnt
vnu have printed gunrantee on t-vcry
bottle of Shlloli't- Vltalier. It 'lever
falls to cure.' ' : - - --
Sold by F.D; Felt. ' ' -
A Nasal 1njxotoi( fr.w "with' each
bottle ol Shlloh'a tJ linli Remedy
Price SOcentt. 5iyia
Sold by F. P. Felt. ' ' '
RRR
Try the Cure
Ely's Cream Balm
CleanBea the Naeal PaasagOB. Al
lay Tnfln.mmnrinn. Heabl the Soros.
Baatores the Benaea of Teste, Email
end Hearing.
A partial I applied lata each aaarrll aad
t reenlile. PtieeuOe. at DraealMe er by
aaaU. ELY BBOTHBIW warren Btewlork.
Ilibbard'a Ehenmatio
'
Liver
and
Pills.
i These pills are scientifically com
pounded, uniform In action. No grip
ping naiu so commonly following tbe use
of pills. They are adapted to both adult'
and children with perfect safety. Wa 1
guarantee they have no pqnal tn Ine cure
of Sick Headache, Conbtlpallon, Dytpep
sla, BIllouancM, and as n appetizer,- they ' -excel
any other preparation. 1 : : '
: Acute and chronic rheumatism cau b
effectually "and permnntly cured by the
neoof Hlbbard't Rheumatic Syrup snd '
f "TV.--! tiiiuit W1(i-''"V
a i rr .... '
U )!.(- ittr.i
HEAD.!
Of the Wkfleld, Vu'ss, Jlattan Wirks.,.y
i-ii. inung, snys; in an coses at oinnus. ..
es aeoomreiiled with -those terrible sick' '
beadach, I bsvetioond no othet wiedi-'"'
cla that aAems to take (bold . and do tb ;
good that your Sulphur Ilittai doe, it,.
U the best family medicine made. -' v
. j I i,.ar'V-",J
i.r Anvil.
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