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HUGH KENltlCK'S WILL,
THE STORY OF A POSY RING.
BT MiliGARRT BINT.
Author of-Tto Ltafon CalH "Tltorni
erofCt Modi;" cfc. &o
Lettice was much too excited to nttnly
t yle or egression. 'It ia this," she cried
"Robert Merivale whom we all liked bo
much, ia a mean half-hearted fortune
hunter! Ho wants his uncle's money, and
dares not so much as rail his soul Lin own
lest the cross old man should nay that it is
"I do not know what you mean, Let
tice," gaojed poor Lucy, who had no clue
to her eister's clianpe of tono.
"Read thin letter there it has jint
come." She pave Lucy the letter, and
watched her face, poor child, as sho read
It. "There !" said Mrs. Mostyn, "now you
see what he is j I wirih we had time to
talk ; and were poinjj to lie alone, hut
there is no time to lose. The only thing'
to do is to Bhow that you are perfectly
indifferent to anything that he chooses to
say or do; in fact, do not care a pin for
"But, Lettice," said Lucy,
:y, faintly, "if 1
I do feel this, I
is has been L
am not quite indifferent I
cannot help it. You see he has been
ing everything he could to make me Ifo.
lieve that he liked me all this time."
"I know, dear ; he is a sneak, and f j,ate
him! Of course, he has tried to niue ..ou
ill i j i J
like mm ; mil uo noi nti nun or
else think you do. You niunt 1h
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oesi lo-niL'iu, aim uance you if iut
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m ,,J . C A IllUPb I'UMIC uunu I
ut jutftend all this J"
'Cite sure! certain! You must obey
me. 1 am your elder sister, and know
"Very well, Lettice I will do what you
Bay but tell me why I mustt"
"Because of the people who are coming.
Some of them may know about it already
all of them will do so soon and they
will notice how you look, and make their
Lucy winced visibly j it was very pain
ful to her to be discussed in this way.
"And I shall be more resjiccted, shall I,"
she said with a strong touch of scorn in
her voice, "if I can bear cruel treatment
like this, and appear aa if it did not affect
"It hurts a girl dreadfully to be sup
posed to have had a disappointment. No
one must be able to see any difference in
you. I only wish there was none. I wish
you could make up your mind not to feel
"You want me to lie as bad as he is I
should not be very nice if I did not feel
"I supjxise, dear, it is impossible for
you not to feel something only whatever
you do, promise me to come down to-night
as usual, and show nothing. It is of the
"I promise," said Lucy. Slowly she
made her way back to her own room,
where her pretty dress was lying, and on
her way she encountered everywhere
signs of preparations for the ball the
ball at which she was to have been so
Lucy went through the ordeal bravely.
She looked very well, a trifle pale and
haughty perhaps, and there was much
difference of opinion about her next day,
for some of her partners said she had
hardly a word to say for herself, while
others declared she was full of conversa
tion and spirit ; but no one divined that
she was bearing the first shock of the cru
ellest blow which had been dealt her du
ring the course of her life. Her sister
Lettico "could not make her out at all.
Lucy was bo odd. She openly said she
was wretchedly unhappy, but she would
permit no expression of sympathy, and
listen to no conversation on the subject."
"I can't ppeak of it," shu said, when
Mrs. Mostyn came to her room after the
ball, and so she said next morning when
the same lady went to help her to pack.
At three o'clock Lucy was to return to
London, and alone, for one of Lettice's
children was ill. "And you really persist
in leaving us I" she said. "Stay a little
longer, Lucy, you will be far happier here
, Lucy shook her head.
And I am sure it is not a good thing
for you to po to a wedding j it will only
make you fret ntxiut this odious aflair.
"No it won't one thing will not hurt
me more than another. I don't want Katie
Williams to remain unmarried because I
"You will not stay unmarried you are
quite sure to marry."
"I marry! No, never I If I am sure
of anything it is of that."
"I hate Koliert Merivale!" cried Lettice j
"I hate and despise him I always shall
a mineral Je contemptible "
"Oh please, Lettice, don't you do give
me such uiin."
"It is my lmlief you love him still!"
.-"'Ol course I do," said Lucy simply;
"one can't give up a thing like that in a
"You love him still! Then, Lucy, if
ever I don't think it at all likely but
If ever, at any future time, he were to
ask you to marry him you would Bay
"I say yes!" cried Lucy, "after that
letter! Is it possible you can think sot
I give him up quietly, but I give him up
"And yet yon Bay you are miserable I"
"Yes, I am miserable I shall not say
much about it though."
"Well, I hope it won't last long," replied
"I was very fond of him Ihave been ter
ribly deceived I I shall get used to it somo
day, no doubt." She ike very bitterly,
but her eyes were full of tears. Lettice
was going to sjeak, but her Bister said,
"Let us name him no more."
The time for departure came away
drove Lucy and her boxes.
"Of course we have half an hour to
Bpare," said Mrs. Mostyn. "That la Phil
ip'i idea of punctuality."
"Ten minutes, ma'am," said the etation
master in answer to her inquiry.
"That's a blessing," said Mrs. Moetyn.
"Now, Lucy, if a lot of odious Litchfield
people come on the platform, mind you
laugh and talk to we. You behaved
splendidly last night; carry it through to
the end. You mw brave I I did so ad
mire you and wMi that he had been there
to si'O you."
"Hush," paid Lucy, earnestly.
"Uy the bye," continued Mrs. Mostyn.
"what almut that odd old gentleman of
yourst Ho will lw in the train, perhaps.
I hope ho will. He would amuse you."
"l'oor man," said Lucy, sympathetically.
"Talking alnnit being unhappy, Mrs.
Mostyn exclaimed, "Now, I do consider
he has had a bail life of it. Losing the
girl he was engaged to in that way and
she so young!"
"I begin to think his life a very happy
one," said Lucy bitterly. "Ho has lieen
ablo to love her, and believe in her for fif
"There is the chemist's wife! Put on a
smile, Lucy; lo quick."
"Oh dear, Lettice, you worry me! Why
should I smile because a chemist's wife is
"People of that kind gossip far more
than we do, and know far more alut us
than we imagine. Stop, hero is the train.
Give a look, as it passes, for your old gen
tleman but I supposo he would be at tho
No one was looking out. Tho train was
not crowded, and as it passed .Lucy as
certained that her fellow-traveler of
three months liefore was not there now.
She had no time to be disnpimiiited i her
Bister hurried her into an empty car
riage gave live shilling to the guard to
keep it ho, ami was just going away when
Bhe suddenly remembered something and
ran back to the window by which Lucy
"Lucy! Lucy!" cried she, "I all but for
got to give you this letter. It came last
night, and must have been mislaid in the
scrimmage. It is from Aunt Ksthcr.
What a thick one it is! but there is no
time for mo to hear anything she says.
Kiss the blessed old lady for me. Good
bye!" and hardly hud she said the words
when the train started.
Poor Aunt Esther's letter dropped from
Lucy's impassive hand. She was going to
lie so wise and so sensible, and to do her
ljcst to root out Iloliert Merivale from her
heart when once she was back in London,
but for this one day, when once more go
ing over the very ground which she had
traversed exactly three mouths before,
when she believed . herscW the happiest
girl in the world, she must think a littlo
and in a few minutes more, too, she
would pass Sir Richard Merivale's house.
She knew that Robert Merivale was not
there, and yet could not dismiss the idea
that somewhere in garden or meadow she
might catch one last glimpse of him. Sim
passed Foxtown. Its smooth, squared
stones shone grey in the autumn sun
shine, gay flower-beds spotted the closely
shaven green lawn, orderly shrubs ranged
themselves proteetingly around, and by
whizzed the iron engine which was tear
ing her along the straight lines of its
road, while lines aa hard, and forces as
strong parted her from him she loved.
He was unworthy of her love! She in
terrupted herself by this thought; but
still he had been so charming and lovable
for three mouths that it was difficult to
believe that tho note written in a few
minutes was the one by which bis charac
ter was to be judged, rather than his be
havior during all that time. "This is fol
ly," cried pi mi Lucy. I must not allow
myself much time for thinking if this is
what it comes to. When I go home I shall
set to work hard. I will study and im
prove myself in the mornings, and in the
afternoons I will try to be of some use to
my fellow-creatures. Oh! I shall soon
get this nonsense out of my head!" And
then she had "a cry," and then sho open
ed Aunt Esther's letter.
Aunt Esther's letter was, after all, only
an envelope in her handwriting enclosing
a letter from someone else, with a few
words from herself scribbled on its cover.
"I won't write to you now, dear Lucy,
as you are coining home so soon, and I
have nothing to say to you but that I love
you. I forward this letter to you at
once, as it is marked 'Immediate'.' What
an inqnirtant little jierson you are to re
ceive letters marked in this way! I have
teen puzzling piyself all tho morning to
know from whom it can te." Lucy puz
zled herself too, and that for some time,
without remembering that her doubts
could te set at rest by opening it ; it was
too business-like in its appearance tote
very attractive. When she did open it,
it changed the aspect of her life hence
forth and forever. Of the various ways
in which it affected Lucy's future, per
haps that in which the reader is likely to
te the most interested is how it lnire on
her relations with the man who was cost
ing her so much Buffering, ami that is best
told by a letter of Mrs. Mostyn's, dated
Septcmter 21th, in answer to his, received
on Septcmter 11th:
"Dbaii Sin: I duly received your letter, nml
as duly showed It to my aimer, on the evening
of the hull at which we had hoped to nee you.
It would bo fool. sh and unworthy if Iwcroto
Ray that your profession of affection for my
Inter took mo by surprise. I bad seen fur
some time that you were very fond of her. I
had no means of ascertaining tho depth of your
affection, lor I did not know then tho import
ance you attached to taking a hiKh position In
the county. 1 then thought your idea of hap
piness might limit itself towliining the girl you
loved (if sliu were to be won) and living with
ber on an Income which I always understood to
besiifllcient for ordinary requirement. You,
however, have Informed uio of the extent of
your feeling for her, of your wishes fur tho fu
ture, and fear of offending your uncle, Sir ltlch
Rid. My slHtcrqiille sees and understands your
position, and readily acquiesces in your wish
to inert her uo more. tSue.uml 1 more strongly
still on her part, beg you to bold to this, ns any
renewal of acquaintance would be painful to
her after you have so cloudy Btutcd your feel.
i'ou will doubtless be glad to know that this
decision of yours In no way affects my sister's
happiness; uud you will also, 1 dure say, bo
pleased to bear of a great pluco of good for
tune which has befallen ber. You, who so
keenly Hpprec ate this world's wealth, will bo
able to understand what a great tblng it is for
nertosuddetily become tbeowuerof a large for
tuue. A pei bou with whom she bad but a slight
acqUHintancedled about ten days iigvi and left
her all he had. It Is needles to say how targe
his means were, nor do I an yet quite know;
buihhe hasn beautiful house In Chester Square,
a large estate and hnuue In Cumberland, and
ifconey beldes. She will have, they say, ut
leat JCR.iMm h year. Bhe heard of it the very
dayuiierthe bull, so even If your letter hud
been (inn to caime her pain, which I nm happy
Inform you was not the wise, this news would
have Bpeediiy eUrt.. her. Sho I now actually
richer than the undo .f whom you stand In
1 such awe. I write thus ful' bucuuse 1 am not
CAIRO BULLETIN: SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 18, 1881.
likely to seo you. I must beg you to adbnre
most strictly to your Intention of avoiding this
house. I expect my sister to visit mo much
more frequently, now that money Is no object
to her und she must be able to do go with com
fort. Yours, faithfully,
"Now I have done it 1" cried that lady
to her husband, when she had Bigned her
namo. "I have written a letter that will
plant a dagger at every turn! I am so
"You have written a letter which will
show Merivale most clearly that your
jioor little Bister was very much attached
"And won't that be the biggest dagger
of them all? Hut of course I don't want
him to think so, and I don't think that ho
"I am sure he will."
"1 can't help it, then. After all, he won't
show my letter! It puts him in Buch a
ridiculous i)sitionl Philip I am proud
"Does it strike you a lady-like, deart"
"I don't want to be lady-like I want to
Is) disagreeable! Ho w ill be ready to kill
himself with vexation when ho reads it.
You Bee he may spend his whole life in
paying court to his uncle, and the old man
may leave him nothing after all, whereas
if he had been true to his love for Lucy,
he would have had all this money now.
It is splendid!"
"He will try to get her to forgivo him."
"Thero won't te much difficulty in ier
suading her to do that!"
"Forgiving him is not marrying him! 1
am convinced that nothing will ever in
duce her to do that!''
All Mrs. Mostyn said was true; Lucy
Ihlerton was now a rich lady, and her
wealth came from the odd old gentleman
with whom she had traveled three months
before. When she opened the lawyer's
letter which had teen forwarded to her
by Aunt Esther, she learned this astound
ing fact anil had hardly recovered hei
surprise when she reached home. The
lawyer's letter was a catalogue of riches
and wealth. Lucy had a handsome fur
nished house in Chester Square, contain
ing a gallery of ancient masters, folios of
drawings and engravings, cabinets of Ve
netian glass and china, and stores of fine
old plate. She had horses and carriages,
a large estate in Cumterlund, and a yacht
lying at Cowes. Mr. Kenrick had left her
all lie had, and had written her a letter
which touched her inexpressibly. It was
dated just two weeks before he died, and
was as follows:
Mv Dkah Child: I am ill, and I begin to
see that I shnll not be sole to keep my appoint
ment with you, tmt that it is mueb more likely
that before the 1.1th of September I shall bavo
set out on my long journey from which no
traveler leturns. 1 havo made my will; 1 have
left you all that I pnBHOHS. I have dono this be
cause you are to mo the living representative
of my dear wife (bat was to huvo been. Vou
are likelier In face, form, nnd milliner, and I
think rIso that you are nsgood and sweet us sho
was. It pleases me to know that when 1 urn
gone, that one who resembles ber so nearly will
live in my old borne, see the things which I
gathered together for my pleasure and Instruc
tion, and, 1 hope, enjoy them as 1 hnvn dime.
I wish you never at any time to part with any
of the land 1 leave you, or any of the houses,
or uny of the pictures, engravings, or books, or
china. I beg you not to discharge any of my
old servants, unless grave misconduct on their
part should make such a step absolutely neces
sary, and of ihls they are Incapable. If you do
part with any of tliem provide for tbem hand
somely, and see that they are always safo
"1 entreat you to bo a kind nnd Indulgent
mistress to men and women who have been
treated more as Irieuds than as servants. I
wish you to take the surname of Clavering.
You can guess whose name it was. it you
ever marry, I make the condition that your
husband tukes my name, bo tbtit uflur all, i
Clavering nnd a Kenrick may marry and 1 ve
happily together In the houses which haves en
such sorrow. All these things lire stated, and
properly provided for In myw.ill; but I think
you will like to henr what 1 wl."b In a letter to
yourself. I have heard a littlo about you lately
dear child, from some one who knows Lltch
Held and its neighborhood we.l. Ho suysyoung
Merivalo Is paying you grentattentlon. Should
you become engaged I wish you every hap
piness. Should any diineulty urlso on tho score
of your want of fortune, I exhort you on no
account w hatever to renew the affair when you
becomo rich. His hesitation will prove him
to bo unworthy of you. Any man possessed of
youth, health, and education can carve out a
way to provide for the girl ho loves, if only ho
loves her enough to work for her, and both love
ench other enough to bear a little privation.
If he bus in any way drawn back, give him up;
and If h renew bis suit when ho hears your
circumstances bavochunged for the belter give
li I in up still more. If you are content with hull
hcartediiess, or are soft-hearted and tako him,
you will regret it all your life. I adviso you to
live In your London house at once, and not to
goto Calderwater until next April. Tako pos
session In Chester Square as soon ns those slow
folks tho luwycrs will permit you, and slny
therequietly all the winter. 1 wish you totuko
lessons in music, drawing, painting, languages,
or whatsoever you fancy, uud to work really
hard at whatever you decide to Btudy. You
may bo a great proficient In these things al
ready, but something remains for everyone to
learn. 1 desire you to spend two hours daily
In reading books likely to do you good, not po
etry, und not novels, lluy what you read; do
not subscribe to libraries that weakens the
mind-but buy what you want, and tako a pride
In lidding works to my library to which those
that I bought will not foci ashamed. Ah! how
1 shall mltis my booksl Keep up such of my
charities ns deserve to lie kept up.and ns a rule,
remember that It Is better to know tho people
to whom you give your money, but th.it Is not
always feasible. Think kindly of me, and to
please me keep things as much as poKS ble In
order In which I leave them. I shall like to pic
ture you living In the dear old places, and to
know that nil Is 1 inking as It used to do. I do
not know that this power Is granted to us after
death but it may be. Especially remember mo
on the day we met tho lMh of June. And now
farewell. Always net up to what you think I
right. This Is tho last letter I shall ever write.
God bless you, child, nnd grnnt this bo for your
hnppiticss-lf It bo not, It Is at any rato the last
mlstuko nmdo by your friend,
"llt oii Keniiick."
Lucy and Aunt Esther were reading
this letter for the hundredth time during
the last four or five weeks. Lucy's eyes
were full of tears. Aunt Esther did not
She Raid as she always said when sho
read it: "What very odd ideas the poor
dear gentleman had," and then, as Lucy
did not make any reply, sho added, "Uut
then, you see, if he had been like all the
rest of the world ho would not have left
what ho had to you."
"What kind ideas he had!" said Lucy, I
never thought of, it liefore j but do you seo
why he tells me to take lessons and read
"To improve your mind, my love," re
plied Aunt Esther, sententiously.
"Partly, no doubt, but more for the Bake
of preventing my wasting time in useless
thoughts. Don't you see that he had
heard of what was likely to happen
at Litchfield, aud that he wanted me to
work hard that I might forget it the soon
er? He tells ino to think kindly on him
tho Kith of Juno. I think most kindly of
him every hour of my life."
"And Lucy," said Aunt Esther, coming
nearer to her and watching her very close
ly, "what ulxmt Mr. Merivalo I I Iiojkj
you are forgetting him."
Lucy shook her head.
"Are you happy, dear I"
"Not about that yet. Don't let us talk
Aunt Esther had known that she could
receive no other answer. Sho Baw how
very unhappy the poor child was and
how bravely she struggled to be herself
Lucy had Been her future home, and
many a timo she fingered her own little
collection of Ismks, and hoped the lmoks
in Chester Square would not treat them
with too great contempt. Sho had Been
Mr. Krnrick's books. They were in a
great big library, in stately liookenscH
which hid every bit of the walls, and shut
in the wire-latticed doors. They were
teuml in Russian leather, or materials
which the most alarming housekeeper
told her were known ad mottled calf and
tree calf or velum very stiff, solid, and
untiikedow nable they looked. "Never
mind," said Lucy, when she thought
of them, "I'll read you most faithfully
two hours daily, and I'll try to laiy you
some companions likely to In agreeable to
So much for the lsiksj but when she
thought of Mrs. Lishman, tho house
keeper, and Mr. Sargill, the butler, sho
Was terrified, for she did not see how by
any effort of mind or will she could make
herself acceptable to them. lioth were
old, dressed as stiffly and as handsomely
as the books; Imth were full of old fash
ioninl observances, and lioth evidently had
their opinions fully formed on every sub
ject. Then came the departure from High
gate, and the Inst walk around the little
garden, three times as bigasthedrawing
room, where the flowers would not grow
properly. l.ncy had a conservatory in
Chester Square, which the gardener tilled
weekly with (lowers, whose bright bios
Boms were crushed against the glass that
the passers-by might see what a blaze i f
flowers there was in that house a wealth
of which those living within were for the
most part unaware for he only treated
them to a back prospect.
At first Lucy's life in Chester Square
was rather trying. She was so afraid of
the servants that the chief aim of her ex
istence was to try to make them not no
tice that she was in the house j but there
were so many of them, and the furniture
was so old fashioned and stately, her fee
sank so deep in the soft carpets, the rooms
were so large and strange to her, that she
feared she should never feel at home
there. Then, too, she could not read her
grave, well-teund hooks which were to do
her so much good, without finding her at
tention wander, nor could she find a taste
for china, or think her engravings any
thing but dull, or her pictures anything
but dismal and dingy! People came
sometimes and looked at them most rev
erently; the housekeeper, too, told her
they were enormously valuable, and ev
ery time she was told so she went and
looked at them again, fervently wishing
that she could see their teauty. There
was a cabinet of antique jewelry and this
came more within the range of Lucy's
comprehension, One day she waH dull,
ror Aunt Esther had gone to pay the Mos
tyn's a short visit, and she herself had
teen dutifully reading for an hour or two
in the library and was tired. She njs-ned
this cabinet, and while wondering at the
strangeness and teauty of some of the
necklaces and bracelets, began to put on
one after the other, until at last she made
herself look more like an Indian idol than
any thing else. She emu forgot what she
wusj doing, and ceased to take any inter
est in the contents of her cabinet, while
her thoughts turned to llazelwixxl and till
that happened there. Then she thought
of the lioor girl whose name she had tak
en, and whose place she seemed to fill,
and wondered if she had ever teen in this
room, and had everdecked herself out in
these jewels, and if Mr. Kenrick, whosn
port rait w hen a young man was hanging
on the wall above her, had stood by ad
miring her, and telling her how teautiful
she looked and how dearly he loved her?
I lor iHii'lrnit, too, was there by Sir Thomas
Lawrence, and many an hour Lucy spent
in looking at it. She, still decked in her
jewels was earnestly looking at it now
when the door opened quietly, and Mrs.
Lishmun came in. Lucy blushed; she
was ashamed that the stiff and formidable
Mi s. Lishman should see her thus tediz
ened with beads and bracelets, and hasti
ly began to remove them, looking anxious
ly at Mrs. Lishman's face tho while, to
pee if that good woman despised her friv
olty. "I came to f oe if you wanted anything,
Miss Clavering. It, is rather lonely for
you." There was kindness in her tone,
and kindness in her eyes. They were
grey und honest, but usually very cold
looking. Her face, though strongly
marked, was not unpleasing. Her hair
was twisted into tight, uncompromising
little knots, and then skewered or pinned
on each temple. These knots just ap
peared beyond her widow-like plain cap
of wil'tly plealed net. Mrs. Lishman al
ways wore a black silk dress nnd a net
handkerchief fastened with a diamond
pin which Mr. Kenrick had given her
but whenever this pin was lost, everyopu
in tho house, from the Ilutler, whose fig
ure did not lend itself readily to stooping,
to the kitchen-maid, searched high and
low until it was found.
"Thank you for thinking of me; I am
rather dull," said Lucy gratefully. "I
was looking at that picture" and Btill
bIio stripped off her adornments: one by
om hoping all tho thou that Mrs. Lish
man had not seen them.
"That picture Is the very 'moral' of you,
"You know, Mrs. Lishman, that is why
Mr. Kenrick left this house to me. Do you
mind his having left Ids property to mo?"
asked Lucy, humbly,
"That deiH'iids," replied Mrs. Lishman
guardedly. "I think not but I'll seo how
things go on tefore I pronounce a judg
ment." "Mrs. Lishman, Mr. Kenrick told me he
wished me to keep everything as ho hail
it. You will help mo to otey him won't
"Naturally, Miss Clavering, I shall see
to that," said Mrs. Lishman, and her state
of mind was indecipherable).
"If you have any spare time, Mrs. Lish
man, I wish you would go through tho
house with me and tell mo a littlo alsmt
Mr. Kenrick where he used tosit.I mean,
what he did, and as much as you can about
"There is not much to tell ateut him,
Miss. He was, so to speak, a very inward
"I thought he talked veyy openly when
I saw him."
"He took to you, you Bee, Miss, along of
the likeness. It was not his way to strike
up with Btrangera readily, I can assure
you of that."
Mrs. Lishman took Lucy into all the
rooms, and after ateut an hour spent iu
this way she condescended to say, "So far
as I can Bee at present, Miss Clavering, I
think you and I might do very well to
gether." "lam so glad to hear you say that!"
cried Lucy and truly this semi-gracious
Bjieech did make her very happy. Tho
last room they entered was a little Bitting
room upstairs in which Lucy often sicnt
an hour or two.
"I often see you here, Miss Clavering,"
Raid Mrs. Lishman. "It was furnished
to te young Mrs. Kenrick's teudoir, I be
lieve. It was before my time, of course,
but I have heard all ateut it."
"But," said Lucy, "was the wedding so
near? I never knew that ?"
"Mrs. Hugh Kenrick, ma'am, aa was to
have teen, died most unfortunately just a
short fortnight before her wedding-day."
"How very dreadful!"
TO BB CONTINUED.
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FELLOWS' IIYPOPIIOSl'HITKS dif
fers from all hitherto produced, in composi
tion, mode of preparation, and in general
ctTcctH, and is sold in its original form. It
was developed from actual personal experi
ment, embracing many months, while the
inventor was suffering from pulmonary con
sumption, and nervous debility The good
results following its first use have since been
repeated in numerous other cases.
Will vou kuffkh with Dyspepsia and
Liver Complaint? Shiloh's Yitali.er's
(iuarantced to cure you. Paul G. Schuh,
Love Your Neighbor.'
When your friend or neighbor is labor
ing under bodily atlliction, indigestion, bil
iousness, constipation, caused by impurity
of the blood, or disorders of the kidneys or
liver, don't fail to recommend UUKDOt'K
ULOODIUTTEKS, a sure and safe remedy.
Price 1 1.00, trial size 10 cents. Paul G.
No such Word as Fail.
"I have used your SPUING HLOS.SOM
for dyspepsia, hcadach, and constipation,
and find it has done me a great deal of good.
I shall recommend it to my friends."
May 24th. illi Main St., Buffalo.
Price 50 cents, trial bottles 10 cts. Paul
G. Schuh, Agent.
great popularity, from its intrinsic value as
a reliable medicine, in curing hoarseness,
and all irritations of tho throat, diseases of
tho chest, etc. For theso it is an incompar
able pulmonic. Paul G. Schuh, Agent.
Allen's Brain Food positively cures nerv
ousness, nervous debility, and all weakness
of generative organs. 1. 5 for $.". All
druggists. Send for circular to Allen's
Pharmacy, 815 Firm Ave., N. Y. Sold in
Cairo by Barclay Bros.
Goto Paul 0. Schuh for Mrs. Freeman's
New Notional Dyes. For brightness anil
durability of color aro uncqualod. Color
from 2 to 5 pounds. Directions in English
and German. Price 15 cents.
Slefj'I.ers nights made miserable by
that terrible cough. Shiloh's Cure is the
remedy for you. Paul G. Schuh, Agent. 3
Mothers I Mothers ! ! Mothers ! 1 !
Aro you disturbed at night and broken
of your rest by a sick child suffering and
crying with the excruciating pain of cutting
teeth? If so, go at once and get a bottle of
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. It will
relievo tho poor littlo sufferer immediately
depend upon it; thero is no mistake
about it. There is not a mother on earth
who has ever used it who will not tell you
at onco that it will regulate tho bowels,
and pivo rest to the mother, and relief and
health to the child, operating liko inagic.
It is perfectly Bate to use in all cases, and
pleaaant to tho taste, aud is tho prescrip
tion of ono of tho oldest nnd best female
physicians and nurses in tho United State?.
Sold everywhere. 25 cents a bottlo.
w. I wmmm
A ft fc. W; M i. r. P. EM III r
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
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of .10 cult, ami every one sutleriiiR with pain
can have i lni.p ami Kitivc proof of iu claims.
Directions In Eleven iAtiiruaKca.
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al Di'liiluy. Hrnui Kxliuuctioli, C'lironlc (cu
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Or 1,oh4 of NervoiiH Power,
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Of H pllUplitl'lt.
Aa pluiiplioriii i hi i r larueiy into the animal
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cle with wlildi to axooriatu the other vitalizing In
irrrdienu of healthy oloml. nerve and mtirclc. In
lYIIortit' hyrupnf llvpoilio.hlte are combined
all the nihutancei" nei-enf nry in Inmrt roliiint health
nml hereull wan invented iiu a view to supply
every d'-lleieney, It c r i 1 11 1 haf performed tonio
Mam li.'ft. r. N. II . June 1. Iski).
Mr. June I .Fellow : M'-ar Mr-I w ii-h to ark
nowled'e the treat In m fit I have reo ivi d from tho
ue of Fellow' Compound M'ri.p of Hypnphon
phlte. I hine tn-en an inviilid for nearly two jeara
with a tiroin h al nll -i lioii tint! hail 1 nine chronic.
In the fn I of K.s 1 had a physician elehly (lav la
pilcrerMoii,. lie. id,. the Cnunfl of eterul ether
They rate me hut little enroiirJi;' no-nt. oinu of
them none. July I va ailvKd lo kilve your
remedy a trial. I did o, and in le than one week
there a marked Improvement for the heller. 1
have continued It nr from that time until the
oreent, improving all t e time, and I en truthful
ly av that I urn more than a huudnd p' reent het
terlljiin when I commenced It" iue 1 have inerea
ed in welk'ht aho'it flf.ee n pouto!. ai d mv rough,
which wa ! villi, ha m arly Hl"ppeuri d I he
lieve had it rn' heen lor your Syrup, I rhould ere
thl hllV" liei-tl hevond the Cure of I fe.
Wry truly yur. AI.IIKHT STORY.
if llu nol l,i deceived hy retm die hiarinja
f imllnr r,.ime; no other prepa' ation 1 :iblitutu
for lb., under any cirrum-tancc.
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Automatic Fire-Alurm. Hath, absolutely pure air,
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to Hie biiine. You can live at homo and do th
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(MAY'S SPKCIFIC MEDICINE.
TRADE MARK. Thu (Ireat En-
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11 li lull 1 Ii K clra f"r
rpermatorrliea. i in
potency und all
dlHeanet that folow
ii a a Heipience
oi een niniKe; a at,
lltUU lt (ll.,ttMlf
Before Takingunive ;ra, 'Aft -
dlmne of vlloii, preiniiture old ago, nrd many
ntlier dlaeiiKcs tlint, lend to insanity, cotiHUinptlon
or a premature. I'riive.
frr-Fiill particular In our pamphlet, which we
dchian to end free bv mall to evervone. fwriie
Speclllc.Medli'luo I mild hv all dnik'k'lct al $1 Per
riucKiigi), or lx pnckitKca for or will h sent free
iv million receipt of the monuv, bv aridreltnr,
TUB OKAY MKDICINB CO.,
ltUFTAI.O, N . Y .
Hold In Cairo bv Paul Hchnli.
N TIIIHTY DAY'S TK1AL.
We will end Dr. IWa Celebrated Klectro-Volttt-
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8(1 riiiv to yoiiiiit men and oilier person allllcletl
wlth'Ncrvoii Debility, I. net Vitality, etc., irunran
tmilnir apcedy relief and complete retoruli in of
vigor and manhood. Also for llheumiitlm, Neu
ralgia, Farnly!, Liver nnd Kldnuy illlllc.ultlea.
Jtuptiirea, anil ninny other disease, Illustrated
pamphlet sent free. Address Vollnlo llelt Co.,
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