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DEMOCRATIC NORTHWEST, NAPOLEON, O. JULY 20, IS 94.
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Be Hmnaii Electrical Forces)
Wo They Control the Organs
of the Body.
The electrical forco of the human body, u
the nerve fluid may bo termed, li an espe
cially attractlTedepartnient of acleace, u It
exert so marked an Irfluence on tho health
of the organs of the body. herve (ores ti
produced by tbe bratn and ronrpyed by
nieans of the nerve u the various orsum of
tbe body, tbui supplying tbe latter with tbe
yiuuiit neceanry w in
sure their health. Tb.3
pneumogastrlc nrve, aa
ahovp hero, may be said
to be the most Important
of toe entire nerve sys
tem, aa it supplies the
hearts t lungs, stomach,
bowels, etc-, with tbe
nerve force necessary to
keep them active and
healthy. A will be seen
by the cut the long nerve
descending from the
base of toe brain and
terminating In the bow
els is tne pueumogastne,
while tbe numerous lit
tle branches supply the:
heart, lungs and stom
ach with necessary vi
tality. When the brain
becomes In any way dis
ordered by Irritability
or exhaustion, the nerve
force which It auppliea
Is lessened, and the or
gans receiving tbe di
minished supply are con
Physicians generally fall to feeognlae.
tbe Importance of this facts but treat the
organ I uelf Instead of the cause of t he troublo
The noted specialist. Franklin Miles, M. !..
LL. B., nas given the greater part of tils lifo
to the study of this auulect, and the principal
discoveries concerning It are due to his efforts.
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.difficulties originate from disorders of the
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Bestoratlve Nervine cures sleeplessness,
.nervous prostration, diotlness, hysteria, sex
ual debility, Wt. Vitus dance, epilepsy, etc It
,1s free from opiates or dangerous drugs. It
Is sold on a positive guarantee by all drag
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The tide flowed back and forth beneath
the thickening ice unseen, and the win
tor wore on. JIaxey'i new pnpil waa
making much progress. Tho same was
true, in another sense, of Maxey him
soll Sometimes in tho interest and pre
oecTipation of their mutual labors their
heads would get very close together.
This was so entirely accidental and un
premeditated an occurrence that the fact
that a trodden interruption at such times
started a blush into the faces of each
seems strange and unaccountable. But
it was nnquostiouubly the fact A knock
at the outer door one afternoon was at
tended by this result They had been
bending over a sketch by a window in
the rear room, and both became sudden
ly conscious that they were betraying
unwonted confusion. Maxey was so
painfully aware of his own betrayal of
sentiment that he was very glad of the
opportunity offered to conceal it by an
swering the summons at tbe door.
He stepped into the vestibule and
partly closed the entrance to the rear
chamber before he looked into the outer
corridor. Two men stood by the stair
railing. When he saw them, tho artist's
heart gave a great bound. One man he
knew by sight; the other he knew by iu
tuitioa Tho foremost man was the sly
landlord of 40 Flood street The other,
who remained a little in the rear, was
a curious specimen of humanity. He ap
peared to bo between 40 and GO years of
ago. His face was smooth, his Bkin very
pale and sallow. His checks sank into
two cavernous hollows. His hair was
long and of an obstinate straightuess. It
buried his ears and swept his ooat collar.
In perfect keeping with tho rost of his
appearance, his eyes looked as though
thoy might have been of a definite color
In his boyhood, but had faded out from
long usage. So did his hat, his coat, and
what was visible of tho remainder of his
habit There were a telltale glossiness
and a woebegone threadbaroness about
them alL If there was a forlorn and ut
terly cast down atmosphere surrounding
his face, this was equally true of his hat
and shoes. His ancient coat was button
ed up about his neck with such an evi
dent attempt to conceal the absence of a
collar or tho dirtiness of his linen that
the only po3siblo excuso for having tak
en so much pains about the matter
seemed to bo to allow the observer a
chance to amuso himself with a specu
lation as to which of the two was the
fact And with all this thore were hard
lines in the man's face which spoke of
unhappiness, even perhaps despair.
Mr. Belfry bowed as soon as the door
was opened. With a placid wink, of
which his companion was blissfully un
conscious, he said:
"I believe you was tho man, sir, that
wanted a man to write letters for you?"
"I believe I was, " returned the artist.
"And if you have found me the person
I want I shall be greatly obliged to you.
Let the gentleman come in. Perhaps
you wouldn't mind yourself taking a
seat in the vostibule?"
The hireling gave Maxey a sly look
and a prof ound bow. He motioned his
companion forward, and when the door
was closed immediately turned the key
in the lock, drew a chair up against it
and sat calmly down with his back to it.
The faded and forlorn individual did
not notice this action, as it was done
behind him. He had come into the hall,
had removed his hat and was bestowing
sue or two smoothing touches upon his
obstinate hair, eying Maxey rather
Steadily the while. .
"You did not mention the gentle
man's name, " said the artist.
"His name is Dye," returned the sly
Belfry. . '
At this the lips of the stranger un
closed to give slow and distinct utter
ance, in a dull, somber voice, to the cor
"Mr. Leander Dye, sir. "
"Dye? Dye? Rather an odd name,
that. But I think I have heard it before.
I think I have. Come in, Mr. Dye, come
iu. I have recently taken it upon myself
to become the protector and guardian of
a certain young person to whom I shall
take great pleasure in introducing you.
Maxey threw open the door eommuni-
sating with the rear room and stepped
in. The next instant the young woman
and the man confronted each other.
The meeting affected them differently.
Annette was so overcome that she wait
obliged to cling to the piano for support
Mr. Dye, even under the shock of the
first meeting, did not start, nor was
anything added to the natural pallor of
his oountenanoe. He merely turned his
head, saw the man who hod brought him
there sitting with his back against the
door, cast a faded glance over the gen
" Maxey threw open the door.
era! situation, inoluding the resolute
artist standing before him, folded his
arms across his breast In a manner that
would have been dignified but for the
inconvenient necessity of retaining his
hold on the forlorn hat and made the
remark as if he were announcing the
most casual thing in the world:
' "You have set a trap for me. "
Maxey was somewhat astonished at
his coolness, though he thought his at
titude a little theatrical. However it
might have been for Mr. Dye, the meet
ing was certainly a very painful one for
tbe poor frirl who had Jeen jauaht in
Children Cry for
her early years to can Urn lather. Her
bosom rose and folL She became to
white that Maxey began to regret hav
ing subjected her to the shock. In his
anxiety to overwhelm the man he had
not considered the possible effect on the
woman. Still tho worst was over, and
he could only proceed.
"I snnpose you won t deny that you
know this lady?" he said iu a voice that
was meant to bo very uncompromising
"Sir, it would be utterly useless for
me to deny anything. "
Mr. Dye had not cast a second glance
at his former daughter, nor did he do so
now. He made his answer in the most
grave, even dignified tones. He punctu
ated perfectly. Thero was a little pause
after the "sir" and a full stop at the
"anything." This calmness, which
might be either the calmness of deter
mination or of despair, rather discon
certed the artist He had often imagined
himself the central figure in such an in
terview, but be had nover dreamed of a
man like Mr. Dye.
"Nevertheless I will break his guard
yet," he thought
After a minutes silence Mr. Dye
went on in tho same measured tones in
which self consciousness and hopeless
ness were strangely intermingled.
"Touching the lady now under your
charge, whom I once disgraced in per
mitting to bo known by a name by no
means a synonym for integrity and up
rightness, I do not hesitnte to say that I
am exceedingly well rejoiced at seeing
her in such apparently excellent health.
She is a good girl, sir; she is everything
tho term implies, and yet, sir, you must
be aware of the almost painful relations
that exist between us, and being aware
of them and of tho fact that they aro so
strong that she loft my house volunta
rily, for the avowed reason that a longer
lifo with so uncongenial a person as my
self was unbearable, you can scarcely be
surprised that our meeting is not more
mutually pleasurable and cordial "
Mr. Dye occasionally hesitated an in
stant for a word, but generally his dull,
somber voice flowed on, measurably
and uninterruptedly, as if he were de
livering himself of a speech that was
quite familiar to him. His dignified
bearing was in Buch marked contrast to
the dominant air of faded gentility that
pervaded him as to be almost painfully
ludicrous. Maxey gazed at him steadily
"You don't know where she went
when she left your house?"
"Sir, she never made a confidant of
me. Do not misunderstand me. I am
not reproaching her. I was utterly unfit
for and unworthy of her confidence. I
always avoided her, as the bad instino
tively avoid the good. She was right to
go. I entered only a feeble protest. I
am aware, sir, that it may seem incon
gruous and artificial coming from me,
but even at the risk of seeming incon
gruous and artificial I desire to say in
taking my farowoll of the young lady
under your charge for you can scarcely
wish to prolong an interview that is
manifestly so painful to her that I am
heartily, devoutly, sincerely sorry that
fate ever threw her into the way of such
a worthless mortal as myself, and that
I earnestly hope that her future may be
as bright and unclouded as her past was
dark and unfortunate. "
Despite tho theatrical ring of the se
pulchral voice there was a tone of sin
cerity and candor about the last few
words that made an impression, even
against his will, upon the artist The
tears came into Annette's eyes. Timidly
and tremblingly she approached Mr.
Dye and .held out her small white hand.
"Mr. no, father," she faltered,
"please do not think I was ungrateful.
You will forgive me for what I said
about my parentage when I angry.
If you have done right, it was cruel If
you have not, it is a matter for your
own souL I shall never forget that it
was your roof that sheltered me when I
had no other. Believe me, I did not run
away from you. I met with a terrible
Mr. Dye did not look at her, but he
unfolded his arms to take her hand,
which hf held aa lightly as'possible and
dropped at the first opportunity. Max
ey, who was watching him closely, was
startled So see in his face a momentary
betraval of sentiment There was no
doubt about itx Mr. Dye's dim eyes wa
tered, and the corners of his gloomy
mouth twitched. . The tone in which he
at last replied was very different from
the one in which he had previously
"If I said Ctod bless yon, it would be
mummery. The blessing of a man like
me is a poor legacy, but I should like to
say something to show you that I am
really sorry for the part I have played in
your life. You always were a good girl
and did your best to please me. I am
not your father. I could not feel toward
you as a father ought perhaps, but I was
not insensible of your virtuos. . I never
was more pleased in my life than when
I heard" He seemed to think himself
in danger of committing himself here,
for he hesitated and finally substituted
"when you just now told me that you
had esoaped a terrible acoident Goodby,
Annette went out, sobbing. When the
door had closed behind her, Maxey men
tally braced himself for a desperate con
test - Unfortunately for him, at the very
outset of the battle he felt a distrust of
himself and a ' dread of the superior
strength of his adversary. ' ' ;
Acting upon the theory that Mr. Dye
had some knowledge of the crime on the
sea road, he had prepared a terrible sur
prise for him. He had caused it to be
understood that the victim of that crime
had died in consequence and then sud
denly confronted him with her. He had
congratulated himself beforehand on the
effect of this trying situation, but Mr.
Dye had scarcely expressed more surprise
than if it had been the most ordinary oc
currence of daily life.
Maxey spoke up sharply: -
"Now to the business which I have to
transact with you. Thero ia nooieed of
your standing, sir. Sit down. "
, "Sir, I was standing here." said Mr.
irjre, tnoron-nnv rocovcroa rroui bis re
cent momentary weakness, "utterly at a
loss to ottcnmuB wJ.t ciulu ?j He mar
velous nature of tbe circumstance that
could lull ut nee such a g iitK-inau as
yourself to tako the paiiia to cutor into
a cot veTy reputable subusrf uge to in
duce so humble au individual as myself
to come to your house, when a simple
written requt-bt left at my lodgings
would have been sufficient Men do not
take such pains my long experience
with human nature leads me to say it j
men do not take such pain without on
adequate motive. "
Mr. Dye said all this not as though
he had any real curiosity. In fact there
was such a somber, graveyard atmos
phere about his voice and manner that
the hearer was involuntarily impressed
with the belief that he had reached a
stage of mental depression where it was
no longer possible to harbor a lively in
terest in any affair of lif a
"We will not discuss that now," said
Maxey. "There are some matters which
you must explain to my satisfaction be
fore I shall feel overwhelmed with a
sense of my own meanness. If yon will
sit down, it will be more comfortable
for you, as it may prove to be a some
what lengthy session. " , j
"Sir, it is immaterial to me. '
Having said this with a sign that
seemed to leave no matter of doubt that
he spoke the truth, Mr. Dye accepted
the proffered chair. He deposited his
woebegone hat upon the center table
With aa much care as if it had been the
most valuable thing in tho world, folded
his arms and fixed his faded glance upon
the ruffled fur surface before him. Max
ey seated himself opposite whore he
could watch him narrowly.
"You understand me, I hope, sir?
must be explained, if not to me now, to
the proper authorities at some other
tima I have not employed tho police so
for in this matter for reasons of myown.
The police unfortunately includes the
press. My family affairs have enjoyed
all the publicity I care for of late, but
if necessary I have fully mado up my
mind to sacrifice my own feelings in
this regard. I must inform you at once
that the polico would be very glad to
know whore to find you, and it remains
for yon to say whether you shall let
them know it in person or go from hero
a free man. "
Maxey had been awake nights plan
ning his procedure at this interview.
At this point in tho caso he had always
pictured tho trembling villain as turn
ing pale and saying, "Oh, Mr. Maxey,
do not deliver mo to the police, and 1
will tell you everything 1" but iu reality
the presumable villain opened his un
blanched lips to say in an entirely steady
voice: . .
"Sir, you seo here a man who for years
and years has been straggling in the face
of great and insurmountable odds, and
who has mado a failuro of tho struggla
I do not know what you mean, but you
evidently desire to institute legal pro-ceeding-a
of scmo nature against ma
You have my full and free permission so
to do. If I am sccr.sed of anything, I care
not what in the category of crimes, from
petty larceny to murder, I shall not take
the troublo to deny it. When this man
brought mo t'j your door, I was wonder
ing if it woro possible for Providence so
far to havo relented toward me as to be
opening for no a mear.3 of honest and
manly employment. I came here as a
last effort iu that direction. With the
result of this experiment in mind, I
shall never try it again. No, sir. Do
what you please with me. I will employ
no counsel. I will make no defense. The
law may take its course. Tho remainder
of my life, the manner of my death, is a
matter of total indifference to ma "
The voice had still its theatrical ring,
but underneath it all there was a grim-
ness and a sincerity that carried with it
tho conviction that he meant what he
said. When tho amazed Maxey could
spuak, he exclainic.1:
"So you confess your share in the
crime without equivocation?"
"Sir, I can only confess the truth, but
as I am not a man of veracity that
would havo little weight If you have
any evidence at all of any wrong dealing
on my part, an ignorant and uncultivated
jury would v adoubtedly do your work
and convict me of anything. I look like
it villain. "I have all the suspicious and
tmexplainable habits of a villain. Twelve
average men would say at once: 'He is
a villain. Let us punish him. ' "
"And yon haven't a shadow of a sus
picion of what you would be accused?"
"Sir, of what use is it to question mo?
If I say no, you will not believe ma If
I say yes, I should only lay myself open
to further questions, which it would be
impossible for' me to answer, and then
you would not believe ma In any case
I should be a liar and an equivocator in
your eyes. The shortest way is to call
the police at once. . Sir, I have used al
cohol very freely of late years, and it
has partially succeeded in achieving the
result to secure which I learned to like
it in blunting my senses and brutaliz
ing my intellect, but I have yet remain
ing to me, I think I may say without
exaggeration, sufficient penetration and
sagacity to understand that a gentleman
like yourself does not take such pains to
become possessed of the person of a so
cial outcast (ike myself unless he be
lieves such a step of supreme impor
tanoa Doubtless you have your theo
ries?". "Doubtless I hava You have parried
my question very ingeniously, Mr, Dya
Let me see what you will say to the
next You spoke of the truth in the
matter. What is the truth?"
"Sir, I will answer you unreservedly.
I connect my presence here, not without
some degree of naturalness, you must
admit, to the interest you take in tho
young ladv whom I have reared as jnv
All the fuel you burn. Your
draw right ; doesn't throw out
the fuel. It'g one of those stoves made to sell
not to burn. When you want a stove or range for
actual service ; one that will
I , 53 V''
Largest stove plant w the-woo
canRhtcr. Wliile 1 can have no Idea of
what yonr suspicions are or of what you
would convict ma, inasmuch as you
speak of the police I infer that it must
be something of a criminal nature. The
truth tn relation to that matter is An
nette is aot my child, and I have no
claim or authority over her. I never
even legally adopted her. If she h at
home my name, it was because my late
wife wished it for the child's own sake.
She believed that it would be humiliat
ing for the child to be brought up in the
knowledge that she had no name; that
she was in truth a waif whose parent
age was ui, known. I would have given
much if the name we gave her had been
worth more for her own sake, but it was
the best that we could do under the cir
cumstances." "Who were Annette's parents?"
"Sir, I am not in his confldenca
"You talk that way and expect me to
"Sir, on the contrary, I do not Nei
ther do I wish to be understood as in
dulging In profane levity. I havo the ut
most respect for the Deity. He has, he
can have none for ma "
Maxey was astounded. It was not
alone the coolness of the man, but the
sincerity and despair with which he
seemed to speak. In spite of himself, the
artist began to believe him. For a mo
ment he could not regain courage enough
to return to tho attack. Mr. Dye lifted
his faded eyes inquiringly from the con
templation of his hat
"Yon don't believe me?" he said.
"It seems hardly possible. "
"Sir, it ft the truth. For myself 1
would not take the trouble to speak. For
her sake I will say to you that I take my
oath before Almighty God, as I hopo for
mercy in the world to come, that I do
not know who her parents were. " y
He said this solemnly and impressive
ly. It produced a profound effect on
Maxey, who had nevor drifted away
from the religions teaching of his youth.
The name of the Deity was a very solemn
thing in his eyes. He could not under
stand why it should not be in the eyes
of all men. Nevertheless he mustered
up courage to renew the battle
"If this be true, why then did you
appear so excited on the night when you
put this child into yonr wife's arms?
Why did you plead with her so earnestly
never to reveal that tho child was not
your own? Why did you even say that
if the truth were known it might bring
you to the gallows?" -
Surprises like this may startle the
calmness of effrontery, but thore ore
fow surprises sufficiently strong to over
come tho calmness of despair. Mr. Dye
was utterly unmoved. He replied in his
somberest tones: ;
"Sir, you must be aware that the
moribund when approaching dissolution
enters frequently into a stage of hallu
cination. The mind wanders. If it were
worth while to defend myself, I should
say that my poor wife was not herself;
that she exaggerated. "
This was simply unanswerable, and
strangely enough it was the first time it
had occurred to Maxey. The artist felt
the groundwork of his hopes giving way
beneath him, but he forced himself to
assume a skeptical air and to proceed.
"You can tell me, I suppose, how you
became possessed of this childT :
"Sir, I can assuredly."
"In the name of goodness, vary your
form of address a little, " cried Maxey,
exasperated by the inevitable prefatory
"sir." Mr. Dye looked up with mild
surprise in his faded eyes.
"Since it annoys you, sir, I will."
' 'It is unnatural, and you put it on for
"You are a gentleman, sir. I cannot
contradict you. " -
Maxey bit his lip.
"Be kind enough, then, to go on. "
' 'It was a dark night sir, " said Mr.
Dyo, looking as though he were drawing
the whole scene out of the ruffled sur
face of his forlorn hat "I was coming
home from a low resort I stumbled
up my steps unsteadily and fell over a
bundle that was lying outside my door.
It was little Annette, stupefied' by the
effects of some drug which had been
given her. I took her in to my wife,
and that poor, unfortunate woman who
wrecked her life when she married me
conceived an affection for her at onca
We never had any children. Sho desired
to keep hor. I permitted her to do so.
That is the whole story. Do not think I
wish to be short with you. I will an
swer any qnestion you think it worth
your while to address to ma "
. "Did you leave the city immediately
after you found tho child?"
"I did." .
"My business, perhaps it would be
franker to say my means of livelihood,
necessitated it. "
"What has been your means of live
"Swindling in all its various forms."
Maxey sat staring in bewilderment for
"By what methods?"
"By the meanest methods. Do you
wish me to give a catalogue of my
crooked ways? It would no doubt be in
structive to you. "
"Never mind that, " cried Maxey, with
sudden energy. "Answer me this: Were
you concerned in the attempt to murder
this child Annette?
Mr. Dye sprang to his feet with a force
that overturned his chair and stood with
a horrified look fixed full on the artist's
faea His Hp trembled and his voice fal
tered whon he asked: .
"Is that is that your suspicion?"
"I am not here to talk of suspicions.
I am asking you a plain question, bus
ceptible of a plain answer. " -
i Gradually the horrified look faded out
of his face. -; The lack Jnster evna soturbt
the heat ; wastes
give you the benefit of
heat generated, that
... r.-T j
money, it will pay you to in
vestigate Jewel Stoves and Ranges.
The original Detroit stoves, made
in the largest stove plant in the
world. Have stood every , test for
years. Ask the dealer for them.
Ifidk for the Trade Mark.
the surface of the hat a pa in. He tururd
and carefully restored the chair to aa up
right position before he replied:
"I would rather, I would much rath
er, sir, the acensation should come in
any other form, but go on, sir, go on
even in this. If there has been such an
attempt, inwt me, try me, convict me,
hang ma I am uttfrly unworthy of the
least respect, as you realize. A man who
would steal would kill He would shoot
down even the young and innocent girl
who trusted hint. Goon, sir. I shall not
onrjose von. "
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Large bottles only Fifty eenU at D. J, Honv
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KARL 11. K0LUE,
Veterinary :-: Surgeon,
w LIVERY AND FEED STABLE.
5 fnanste of Ontario Veterinary Coll era.
.Treats all dtieaeea ef tus horse.
The old reliable, with the largest and beat stock o!
11AM) -MADE WAGONS.
Spring Wogons.BaMes and Carriages
nf my own maka, rer offertxl to the people of
r t v vtcIj avr7M7uuu SliWil at. LIU
u perl or workaunabJp Id every dert meat. I am
Wo prepared to doallklud.of repairiag. If voa
fteemeV KHfa,Hnn ei,u..t...J
C. F. BEARD.
Foundry and Machine Works.
Mannfactnrnr nf anA r1eaiein
Steam Engines, Sliaftina;,
rulleys and boxing,
Brass noods, iron pips and fittings. Job work a
Djwwiai t w t
Doors, Sash and Blinds,
and Door Frames,
f.l .11 J .- w
v. -oui nu wuua wore to 00 ropiete a Dmiaiug,
Abo dealers in
Lumber, Lsth, Shingles, Lime,
Plastersnd Plastering Hair, Lnmp 8alt for ssltlng
vni.iv .iiu avrM, eio. it e Keep constantly
Foundation Block Stone.
Thicsen, Mildred & Co.
C, E. REYNOLDS,
LAND AND '
Money to Loan.
In sums or 11,000 and npwarda on five
Also, lire, life and accidental Insurance.
All loans p romptiy adjns ted.
No loss ever contested In this agency.
Oflloeorer Oeo. Hahn's clothing store,
opposite Oonrt Hoase.
sr um.i, uniu. i
MAk.Jk.Jtk.dk. Jk.A k.Ak.A aAAMl
FAMILIES SUPPLIED WITH
- Of SnperlorEioellenceandQaslity.
Four Grand Excbrslons to Denver
f lies than One Fare.1
fleeond and third weeks of June, third week of
J Uly aad second week ot Angnst. Special days of
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Col., and return. Ample limits and privileges.
V O.C. JES KINS, O. P. A., Toledo, O.
N. B. Colorado toarlat tickets ars now on sale,
return limit Oou 81st. i . , td
Caveats, and Trade-Marks obtained, and all Pat-1
ent business conducted for Modchatc Fct.
Our Orncc is Opposite U. B. Patent Office
and we can secure patent in leas Urns than those
remote from Washington.
Send model, drawing or photo., with descrip
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sent free. Address,
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PVVPI APPQ We hare a large stock of envel
Iifl I uliviuiji opes at theN orthwist Job Booms
which csnbs obtained, printed, about as ebesp ss
you can purchase them not printed of the re
DR. J. S. HALY
.Phyafciaa aud Surgeon
WILL attend to call. I n t owna adson strr.Oi
HARRISON & SON,
Physicians and Surgeons.
.A. E. H. MAERKRB .
Physlolau ana Siugeou.
rjW: ta Letssa-s Dnm Store.
J BosoodioorSontaef it Co'eBaok.
Da. GEO. R. TEEPLE,
. BOXOlilV ABanrT.H
Oarlo Veterinary College, Toront.
IBKATSalldisessesof horses and eattls.Of
a laSaar ABalilej's drug store?
DIt. KARL U.KOLBE,
OBoaiir uaiDCirm o ths
Ontario Veterinary College, Toronto, Caa
Tln rTTT i"0" "d c- 0
THOS. A. CONWAY.
Attorney at Law,
Can1180V,o?i.,ooci.,tte,,dd,0 0m' t00mt
i AMIS DuMOTAIt
CAHILL & DONOVAN,
Attorneys at Law,
UAPOLKON, OHIO ,
)FP1CB on ground floor one door East ol
Prayer's hardware store, Washington street.
t F- M. RUMMELL,
ATTORNEY AX LAW,
NAPOLEON, OHIO. .
0FlIR0.n!rhln5ton w Hordes
Brans' Pry Goods Store. -
F. D. PKINTIS,
Attorney at Law, '
MONEY TO LOAN.
OJTICE on Perry Street, over WlTJain Speng.
ler'a Grocery Store .
C. ,F FKEASE
Attorney at Law,
Office In Fresse block, opposite conrt bouse,
Napoleon, Ohio. ,
JUSTICE QF THE PEACE
And Pension Agent,
Mrlori t6wnshlp, Henry oonnty, )hli po?t
Notary Public and Insur
. auce Agent.
DK B D 8 .Mortgages and Contractsdraw n.Ag'l
fortneoldaud rellablo Phoenix l..n
Hsrtford.andilso agentforths People's Mntusl
mui,wuu, at nescerriiie, Uulo.v!
J. F. KINSTLE,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
NEW BAVARIA, OHIO.
Collections a Specialty.
TONSORIAL ARTIST !
Shop opposite Reiser's boot and shoe store,
Perry citreet. Nanolun. llhin sni.i
tion to country trade. mohi-'M-tf
GEO. W. VALENTINE,
Fashionable Barber and Hair
ROOM South aide ol Washington 8t nsit
door to Soriboer's Haidwaro Sio re,
Fashionable Barberand Hair
OPPOalTEBItserblook, Perry S t. .Napoleo n
Patronageaolloitedand good work a aranteed
Confectioner and Baker,
nti M"0nerJlJ:" """'br'nedlebor
BakeryEastof Engine rTntise,
as U8ual, on the track with
' 1 a full line of .
Cook Stoves Ranges
everything in the shape of a stove.
Paints, Oils, Varnishes and
Roofing and Spouting done on short
notice. Call ou him before buying,
Look for the big padlock or
W. G. COOVBR.
Proprietor of .
NAPOLEON MEAT MARKET,
-",'- v J u.uu ma oauioest Deer, pora
veal.mntton, hams and shoulders, salt pork, corn
ed beef, etc. Farmers having tat cattle, hogs,
sheen, hides and neli..fnr ..1. .hnnia .i.. him
oall. ,- .. .
: -T fi AHriTTCTnTJK
(Successor to Heed Slford.) '
Customers treated" with courtesy and dispatch