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ruki'itinr.u u tii-iiuii,.i., mi-
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ar aiwa' ou lie look
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tniiliii i r-miiin lu boviti
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work properly fr m the Hint x urt- Th bin n
will pay m tu Hi n ion times ordinary Kx
nmiivcou n fiirnl'b'i! (n-o. No "no who oncaot
fal a in ttikka mnti. t nip illv. You tau duv. ttf
yourwliolr tim ' i lii woik, or nnlv your iia c
Uiom"!it fa ll'irormitiivn aui a I fal li niud.'d
runifroo. Adlr.'aKHl'ljHON Si CO. I'ortiatid. Me.
'Vnl. will yrfii take my ailvicc?"
It depend on whether it nuits my
fnnrv fti-itr. I) d vou ever Know nny
our to take advice otherwise?"
Lady ilarclimoni laiiKuwi. "
afraid mine will hardly do so in this in
stance. I would surest that you take
a Look and try to rend, ns the time
would pass much quicker if you did not
study me ciock evwy i" ""
There in one on that table unit could
not fail to interest you-ii is ,B .i1'
of a fair maid who suUered all the
nnni;s. the armies, iiih aouuii vi
true love, that did not, liko yours, run
1 should probably throw it to the
other end or the room auei u?
.. n.i tA think said Lady March
mnfiitativpiv .-'to think that six
months ago you did not know this hero
who is now making such havoc in j our
vwi'im rf mi ml
Vaierio rose impatiently from her
Um across to tno window,
minor thn Kurenitv of her
white forehead, and a vexed look in her
xittai mn. aUt'DU
v.,. ....'runt mftvmwit caused Lady
i t. t tninnk ui inauirincly. and
she d vined tne causo oi un uiynw
.. T iu vniitiff ;iiiv i lit LI irumn
culiar notions ol her own, and did not
lil-e beintr joked about her love and her
lover especially before a third person.
V'.-J' r .,)v. M-irrhrnont. however, could
atone for her indiscretion, another lady
..,.9.mt looked hp from her lacowork
M ii.l nniptlv:
1 ' 1 I..
"Is it not wonuenui uu nr.mj o
women are to trust our happiness and
future tn i m; Hill us "i uicii,
win -in lor the most part we know lit
The bpeaner was n bukiu-, m i mu
i whose age it would oo diOicult to
"ii.fi wii nna of those persons
r. tw.n,' nti wniiid at niftt declare, to bo
mute unat tractive, and slnutly discover
t hat they possess a stringe fascination.
Whether it was her peculiarly ciear,
i.,.. i,.nn,i vnirp nr eertain air ol Qui
et self-popsession which nothins? seemed
1,0 l'lulin, 11 wan uiiucinai. l-"'v
Maitland had had lier snare oi uum
f.ru on, I ill thia. her third vearol wid
owiiood, was said to havo received more
than one offer to change her apparently
Val Klancert at her with a slightly
t,.,,!,, i u.iita IniiW in lier eves.
"Your remark ha3 no Bipnilicance for
me. Mrs. Maitlaud, lor i nuvn ay
tJn th.irimifhlv." she said, with
A. IU i J ai-w - n ' 4
a liiippy confidence in her tone. A
t;M cmiio niiived for a moment round
Mis. Maitlaud's thin lips, and she
,tr,.,.r.f.,i lur eves a'ain over her
'nh vmi think vou do. she a"'
swered in her quiet tones, which sorne-i.r.,1-
r.v hi.r o-iMii'rallv had the effect ot
irritating Val, -whicU does a eH
uay, better, for few of us would beneflt
by an intimate knowledge of the lives
"Tin lu-' ' i every honorable man is
tho s:irap." returned Val. indiRnantly.
"Your experience of the other sex must
nave oeen uuun iimai..-, ..im
s1UV,t neression Of Color
in the widow's usnallv impassive cheek
as she replied in a somewhat sarciutio
tone: "I admire, if I do in -t emulate,
vour clianiiiur? conhdeiue. Miss Char
ieris. I hopo vou m:iy never have
cause to regret 'it. but I think when
vou are a few years older you will ac-knowled-'o
that men are all alike, and
that self is the guiding-star of their ex
"I refuse to believe it," said al.
"Vou are welcome to your opinion,
Mrs. Maitland; leave me in the enjoy
me nt of mine. There are bad al-kein
'both sexes, but what docs it matter if
there are worthless men. when the on
in whom one trusts and believes is all
he should be?" And with this al
turned her back on her antagonist, and.
dropping into an easy-chair, gave her
self up to a mental revision of the vir
tues of lier cJii'i;r shim cur et sans
Val," said Lady Marchmont, break
ing in on her reverie, as she boot over
her and f.poko in a low tone, "where
are your thoughts? I hear the dog-cart
going round to the front door."
In a few minutes the door was nun?
open and ('apt. Ialrvmple was an
nou need. He was a tall, soldierly-looking
man, with a grave, serious face and
dark, earnest eyes, which, when lie
smiled, softened and lit up in a wonder
fully attractive manner.
In the presence of the two ladies.
Valerie's greeting with hira was neces
sarily restrained; a eiient uui express
ive pressure of the hands, and Capt.
i v.inrtinitt t iirnnii tn l.ndv Marchruont.
"I have to thank you for your great
kindness in extending io me your invi
tation to Val." ...
I am onlv too deliehtea to see you.
answered Lady Marchmont heartily;
"and for the rout, you know Val would
not have consented to come if you had
not also favored us with your compa
Ab she spoke she half turned towards
Mrs. MaiUand, as that lady came tor
ward holding out her hand as she said,
witli her most fascinating smile:
"There is no need for an introduc
tion. Lady Marchmont; dipt. Dalrym
plo and 1 arc old friends."
"I did not expect to meet you," he
said at length.
"The unexpected always happens,
vou know," replied Mrs. Maitland,
Whatliid it mean? Val asked liertielf.
That they should be acquainted with
each other was not wonderful, but why
had Mrs. Maitland been silent on the
point toward her, and above an, ,wny
should her presence apparently discon-
pprt. Vft'tioti in wolnfl wav
She had not time to ponder further
on the subject, for the next moment
Cutit. rialrvrnrilfl turned to her with his
attractive HDile, under the Influence' of
whirh Val's tlisuuietude melted im.tant-
lv. How absurd to worry about such a
Indeed'." returned 4'apt. Ualn mule.
i.i...'. w.l at run like that. tTUOIl,
ilUII W .J"1 "v ..." .... .
m thouirh my presence were so utte (y
some agnation, wnemer i i
hc couUnot determine. "1 shall not
detain you long. What I want to ask
of vou is that yon will not mention to
Miss Chatteris what took place between
us a year ii ?o,
no vou in
land. I should mention
Ynt, intentionally., perhaps, but
these things come out sometimes una
wares, and I could not near u u ":
111.... I.l.nrfnrla' r . I'll A rttld
Do vou think It likely, Mrs, Malt
rl. I should mention the subject.'
jented to Miss Charteris
scorn." . . .
"Vou need. 1 assure you. nar .v
fear, 1 shall bo silent on mat score.
you will irive nie your sacim yun
w to that effect, will you not? she
said eagerly. ' , ... , ,,
He looked at ner in suinriHe. i
to underbtimd you. Mrs. Maitland; but
since my simple assurance does not sat
isiyvou, I am quite willing to pledge
vou my word. , ,
- . I . i4.rt.i.tiiY-vf,Am flfior
.S lie SpiIKO uuiniuh
opimed sofilv. and Val appeared'on the
threshold. The room was a very long
one, and Dalryniple, standing in he
conservatory wiin nis uncn uum-u m.
not see or near ner. oi s
sne am not
INJECTION, ! not ivi f'urwf.rali Ulnulmrica.
BtlDr-mir. bmai initf n,nl J aitful KoiirHtibna ot the
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tMii-t unit v ernon wouni explain it uu
"Meet me In the drawing-room lforo
any one Is down." she whispered to him
.t 1 ... . Ml'. ,1 IaM A 11
us tney separaien vo uivpo iv. mn
"All rltrht. (larlina." he replied as he
smiled down on her with those eloquent
dark eyes that hud wou uer uenri s ai
Capt. Halrymple performed his toilet
in a very Hiiori space oi nine, mm w
rmirort ut once to the drawlne-wmi
there to nwait Val". He wandered into
the cotiservatorv and paced about reet
lessly. One of the glais doors opening
close by him caused mm to turn quieiuy
with a smile ot welcome on ins nps.
when, to his utter Ruriuise he found
himself confronted by Mrs. Maitland.
"I must apologia fur thus intruding
on you." she said, "but there was muiu
thlnir I wish puiticiilarlY to ibk vi.u."
IV I V lllll
it. -a ataiiinnd. True,
di'iice'in the direction, but sho knew
nerleci y wen woo mm ciiin,
' : .i...i, .i aniiii. uint v "she
haid. looking at him most eloquently;
"VOU AO mil KIIUW nan ..tifc.."
have lifted from my mind.'
As sho spoke she took both his hands
in hers, and. giving them a tender pres
sure, turned, and disappeared through
the door by which sue uau enuM;u,
leaving Capt. miryrnpie H"""
her with a very perplexed counte
nance-. , ...,..,, v
What is the, meanm? oi una.- no
pondered. "I never could lainom inu
woman. How unfortunate slie should
be hero now."
Ere he turned to re-enter u e iia -
in-'-room. ui. who nan w. u Uk
open door motionle?s during these few
i i.. .l.o.i. it tn nrter her.
minuies. siumj uic. - -
und rreut uu-stairs again with a strange
. .:. . k '. ..i. i i f .j
chill at tier ncavi. ... ami eni.'ii:
Mrs. Maitland hkcwiso uasieueu v
regatu her room (
llow wen i caicunieu, v"1"
,.u,i t iioraulf a triumphant luht
Ullll - , , . ' U.l.r.t
v.;., :.,r. in i.nr rnn nniH tu's, inot
was a good move oi mine, i
would want some explanation ith her
lover relative to our meeting. f?he v ill
ha ctni move nnvious for it uow. and he
L7iia - a 1
u-iii rofiisr to u-ive t. for he has prom
ised. and Vernon Dalrymple never poej
i,n,.b fmu in word. Howl bate thai
u'iil with her confidence and pride in
his love! Who knows but what 1 may
ntn liim vpt
Meanwliilo Vernon, as vet in happy
nf the trouble Fate was pre
paring for him, had given up all hope
;. i, ta tntB.a-if.te with Val. ns one after
nnnthpr the Lruests assembled in the
rlriuinrt-fnoill. she onlv makimi her ap'
fpw liiimiti s before dinner
was announced, lie glanced at her
...impatii' ht!t her face was averted.
What made vou forset yourai'pomt
ment with mo tfear?'' lie askcl in low
tones, as thev seated thcnisolvei a ta
ble ' -I did not forget," answered Val,
corning to mt-Vc an cxcusd.
"No?" in sonic surprise. "I suppose
something detained you then. I will
ff....rivi. von this lime, but I ilou t know
that I shall b so lenient again." and
Ki un-oif.fi ifiitleilv down on her. Io
liis dismav it won no ret-ponse.
Val had not vet recovered from the
unpleasant shock her feelimis had re
ceived, bur. she was too angry. t"o puz
zled to clearly define her thoughts: she
was chiellv conscious of an intent hat
red and jealousy of Mrs. Maitland. It
was scarcelv wonderful that she should
be silent and abstracted during dinner,
but the party was too large and too an
imated for this to be noticed save by
two of it members.
1 ):-! yTiip'r,'' r-o.i.l S:r Harry March-m-in',,
claiming tmit gentleman's nUen
ti.ni ! was introduced i.n-d:iy to n
l.ioiiior of yours. Hid yon know he was
in thest' part??'' , ,. .
-M, lnother Hubert. 1 suppoic' I
remember now hi telhticr me lie was
toinu' to stay with snum friends of his,
ibe hinidairs, but 1 did not know their
place was near here."
-Oi.v half an hour's drive,' returned
ir lhrrv. "He's a confoundedly
handsome fellow--I should say a great
favoritf with the fair sex. I asked hnu
over to breakfast to-morrow and to
spend the dav. He told me he had not
jet made the acquaintance if his future
"Xo. to bo sure. Hubert is the only
one of us you don't know," said e r
non. turning to Val. "I think you will
liKO Him. lies an aiun;
turcd leliow. a little spoilt, pfdiaos. but
according to Sir Harry, that is LardJy
to bo wondered at."
When the gentlemen returned to the
drawing-room, Halrymple maoe nis
way at ouce to Val, wh was sitting
somewhat apart, and, bending over her,
said in alow tone: . .
What is amiss with you, dear? ou
do not seem yourself this evening.
'Come out on the terrace.' she aid,
rising impetuously. "I want to speak
He followed her obediently, and,
when they were beyond sight or hear
ing of any one, said gently:
' ell, what 11 iroUWing you. near.'
What is there between you and Mrs.
Maitland?" asked Vnl. fixing her clear
glance on him, as she abruptly piungen
fil !.n;'i m.
"What is there between Mrs. wait-
land and me?"' he repeated slowly.
"My dear Val, I don t iiudersiana
' Ann i uou i unnersiann you, uuuj
responded the young lady. "Von can
not dm iy, Vernon, that when you met
Mrs. Matuaiid you looted very veiy
"I have uo wish to deny anything,
Val." tie answered: "it is true I was
somewhat surprised to see Mrs. Mait'
"But why should you bo more sur
prised to see her than any other ac
"tv fln:ir Val." ha r:i!i1 half tilavllll-
ly, "you are surely not going to quarrel
with me on Recount of Mrs. Maitland.
I did not think you were given to joai-
hands?" asked Val. sarcastically.
"I see what is tn your mind, Val," he
answered quietly, "but, I can hardly be
lievo that you can mistrust me thus
that you can wrong yourself and insult
p.ie by such suspicions. Wero 1 free to
do so, I would willingly explain all, but
unfortunately, I am not."
'Uecause. you have promised her not
to do so, I suppose?" returned Val, her
eves flashim:: "and a prmniso to her
is to rank before consideration for my
fceliiiHS. After what 1 witnewd thin,
evening I have a right to demand a full
explanation, and will accept that or
none." Sayin-r which sho reared lior
head with the dignity of a queen and
left Capt. Dalrymple alone to ponder
over the unforeseen dilemma iu which
he found himself placed.
Val awoke the next morning with a
dull aching pain at lier heart, the causo
of which she only too soon remembered.
Of trouble of any kind she had hitherto
had no experience, and sho felt quite
overwhelmed at the dreary prospect be
fore her should she continue ner quar
rel with Vernon. Why not put an end
to it, she asked herself, and trust him,
as she had been so ready to declare she
on d do under anv circumstances.'
Then the thought that lis had n secret
with Mrs. Maitland, wiucn wan un
shared by her, obtruded itself, and she
grew obdurate again.
She remained in her room till sum
moned by the breakfast bell, nod then
slipped into a place at table which hid
liei iroill rllioa a nielli.
Hubert Dalrvmple was or the party.
He was certainly very handsome, with
dark e'-es. which wore a languid, sleepy
ook iu them very well suited to his
breakfast over, he approached ai
and said with a smile wondertully like
"Come for a stroll wun me, win your
As we are so s-on to tie related, it is
onlv natural I should wish to bo tn-lter
acquainted with you."
Atter wandering anoui ior uimuic,
Hubert making vain attempts to amuse
Val with his bam uiu. tney y-uica
themselves on a shady honch. and the
former said without further preface:
What is there wrong' between you
"I don't under-
Jealousy!" repeated Val. crivinir full
vent to her disturbed feelinirs. "I have
ariuhttobe Jealous. I think, whon I
see another woman whom I do not even
know to be acniiainted with vou hold
lug an interview with you of apparent
ly a most Intimate nature. ,
'I see." he said, after a moment s
pause, "that you have more causo for
annoyance than I Imagined. If 1 can
not give you a very full explanation of
what I nm aware must appear strango
In vour eyes. I am wire your confidence
lu ine will enable you to accept without
hesdat Ion what 1 am going to say. I
have known Mrs. Maitland for years,
and she w ished to speak to me alone
on a matter that concerns herself."
"And it was necessary to the comiod
Dlcatioo that she iliould bold her
Val Hushed crimson,
at and vou." she said.
"Don't you?" answered Hubert in his
lazy tones. "I should have thought ray
ineanlncr prcttv clear. I'm not a very
driver fellow. Miss Charteris. but it did
not require very bright wits to discover
there was something amiss." '
I think it such a pity for people to
f:i!l out nlmut trifles." i.iwet'ded IIu
brrt. "for. knowing Vernon as I do. I
can't believe he can have given you any
re;d cause for- complaint. There s not
a better fellow breathing than he; I, as
his brother, ought to he aide to give un
opinion on the sumect."
Still Val sat silent; in spite of all it
was sweet to her to hear Vernon
"Vou won't be offended with me. I
h-iv. if I tell vou 1 1 Inn It vou are very
lm-liV to have won bis love." continued
Mr. Dalrvmple, in no way discomposed
at having all the talk to himself.
"Vernon's not like me. von know. 1
can't help spooning every pretty girl I
come across, but v. Uh him, you are just
the lirst woman be hns ever loved or
spoken to of love."
Val turned to him eagerly. "Are you
sure quit;' sure':"
Mr. Dalrvmple laid bis haudsome
bend back against the tree and surveyed
her from under his half-closed lids with
an expression c amusement. ''I think
I "ee light at 5atf." he-mused: ''the lit
tle icirl is jealous I fancy I know of
"Quito sure," he said aloud; "but
that has not prevented many women
being in love with him. There's a cer
tain lady, not a dozen miles from here,
who tried very hard to win him."
"Do you mean Mrs. Maitland?"
asked Val in a low hurried tone.
."What makes you guess that?"
'Because oh, because I have been
ve-v nnhappv through her," said Val,
ciaspintr her Lands together with a pa
thetic little gesture, her gray eyes full
"Tell me all about it." responded Hu
bert, tenderlv, and to Val's surprise 6he
found lierIf detailing her grievance
to this youn? man. who an hour ago
had been unknown to her.
"How deep the little widow is." he
said; "but I free, her game. Valerie
vou really deserve to know the truth,
especially after eonlidintj in me. List
en to ue. A year aao Mrs. Maitland,
reversing tho general order of things,
made an offer to Vernon of her bund,
heart, and very ample fortune."
"Impossible!" ejaculated Val.
".Vot impossible unusual, if you
like, answered iiuneit, uryiy.
However do vou know.'" asked v al.
"Because I, by chance, interrupted
hn intereintr tete-a-tete, and euessed
from the ladv s agitation what had tab
en place. Wasn't it awkward for
him?" wound un Hubert. "If it had
happened to me I should have accepted
her. for I can never re 1 use a woman
Val caught ins nanus impetuously
How can I thank you. ehe said, me
happy smiles playing again round her
ns. I w.is so unsrrv, so misi-rauie, i
did not know what to think, and now
ev ; i vthiiiLr isdeliiilitfulazain. Vernon
. . . J I l-.l. I' . .. 1 T ,1.-.
sai'i l snomii u u e ou, una i uu, ue
l'Lai.ks " returned Hubert, laugh-
in:'. "I am glad to be, able to return
tho comti irnenr.
A lew minutes laier M tnon, siuing
.ilonc In t In' library, fi ll tw o soft arms
fcteal round his neck, and Val's sweet
voice said in his ear:
"Can vou ever torsive me, dear, for
being such ft horrid suspicious wretch?
1 was so wrong, so very wrong, out i
Dunisbed mvsclf mor than anv one."
"Vou have made, up your mind to
...... : ! V1M''
imnb uiu iu Biuu ui oi'i'tiiiuiuun, an
"I ni'tst tell you all," she whispered;
"and don't despise me very much,
dear." And she proceeded to recount
lier conversation with Hubert.
"2b ( vim(lf, cVif foid jwirdonnci'
eh, Val?" he said w ith a slight smile;
"but there, I won t tease you, dear, n
was hardly surprising you weie vexed,
and wanted to know all; and I think I
need not ask you to keep silent on the
score of what" vou have heard."
"I promise, said Vul. feeling in her
newlv-recovered happiness that she
could Pardon Mrs. Maitland and all her
misdoings, since it was love for Vet
lion which had prompted her to thorn.
Ail tnc 1 air liovntl.
Little Beppo-A True Etory.
A dtill, leaden nky. All day tho
snowflakes have steadily fallen, and
now, as night approaches, not a vestige
of the frozen earth remains. Uoppo
walks wearily along, his beloved guitar
hold closely under Lis arm. Ha sees
the lights lit iu hapny homes; he sees
tho children with their faces pressed
against the panes, winching w ith do
liorht the fall of tho Hakes, tor to-mor-
row will be Christmas, and tho snow
will aid Kriss Kiiulile in his visit; and
a sail smile lights up hi d.irk face, for
the snow that brings happiness to them
brings him deepest sorrow.
As tho littlo wanderur strolls on he
thinks of that land of mellow sunshine
farovor the sea, and of hn happy home
he had before his parents died; and,
In contrast to this, ho thinks of the
homo ho has now, and of tlio wicked
jmdrone who took him from his cher
These last'tlioughts nrouMj him to a
souse of business, and, clinking the few
pennies in his pockets, ho takes up his
position at tho enlrunee of u theater
WUICIl IM ttUlli'". Willi oih. J.UUII, wow
ing his breath upon his stiff, cold Anger
lie plays a lew wiui, sweet notes upon
Ids instrument a prelude, to "Home,
Sweet Home." Ha watches the gaylv
attired people pass into tho warm build
imr. but nono seem to notice the littlo
figure shrinking in the shadow, une
save the gruff", burly pom-oman, who
roughly grasps his shoulder and say:
Conio, young un, move uiong now:
And ik'ppo, utterly disliuiirtetied,
moves ou. it has nnon a poor nay ior
busine.-; he does not dam to go home
with the few ptainie he has earned: and
now the stern maud He of tlio cllicer
has cut oil' his hut chance of getting
Ho p ,uis -s under a gas-lamp, and, by
its nickering r:us. he counts Lispsnnies
ovr. Jtit ton i nouh for cotfee and
rolls; aud ho cruris over lo u little res-
tnurant, and U soon indulging in a bit
of extravaganee. ijupperover he plan
where he siinl! sleep.
He remembers a box filled with straw
which he has seen in his wanderings.
Hu wends his way toward it. and when
IU strikes from the ta'l church tower
is calmly asieep, his
tenderlv' ajraiust his
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica,
Lumbago, Backache, Headache, Toothache,
Mora Tlifunt. ISwflllueja. rlruln. iirniaea.
Hum, ncniii. a -
A0 ll. mum nolili.V TON M MM.
ao!4 bj Dru,liu nl bi-iti.vi.r.w. KlUy lnu U,mt.
Il,r II, ,n. In II l.Ufi"
TUP. Ml ltl.F X. V01.HI KH I'll.
IU. VUOllAl. a UM l,H.lrT, at...
near by Beppo
Twelvo o'clock. As the last
moU out noon the frosty air. 15
.iwnkes from a troubled dream
sharp ear catches tho sound of voices,
ami lv! remains almost biwitu'ers.
"How are you going to work ibe
job?" says someono in a hoarse whis
"It's as easy as rollitijrotl' a lo:,', ' re
plies his companion. 'Tho girl leaves
tliH kitchen wiudow unlatched, and
we're in the house as nice as you please.
Have vou brought all the tools?"
"All in this bag," rejoins the first,
and Beppo, wide nwako now, hoars
Then, ho for old Holland s silver.
chuekles t he second, and the two moveoff.
Beppo hears their too. step, die away.
IIu comprcliimds it all that tiiero is to
be a robbery and wonders how he can
prevent it. I ho nnme, nowianu, ue
lias heard before, and lie knows that he
mav be the m-uuis of saving much.
Hn urLius from his cramped position,
and, etre'.ching himself, reaches for his
rruit ar. men, smvcriug as uiu uiciciu
. ... -l u 1.:., .... I .il.iik.
WindS firiKU UiniiH" un inin.-i!.i i"u-
bur hn fiidus swiftly down tho street
on'untilthe bright light of a police sta
tion greets his vision.
In broKCll genieucea tens io- iiuij
to tho Sergeant m cnargi;, and the lat
ter at ouce sundj two otlieers out to
investigate the matter.
Beppo knows mat hi' hauoini ihmiu-
ty he ran do no more. Liinoucim no
steals out iuio the dark slivet. J wo o;-
tlir.' blocks oaswd, a atrange teclmg
conies over him.
that he :an acarco.y
Sick aud di.y he
SUU3 of a Priva'i!
fainting in tie? doorway.
EXILE LIFE IN
By J. W. BUEL.
Tbla ilfiirll'l new ''"''It preanita a thrllHuK
iinuumiuii of I po l.i liii'iia and Siberia It l"f
i.l.ft.r tbi onlv 1,11 anil riiati e union nf that
inait!ii'ji.i nnd woniiuilul n !ki Uat'on known ai
N bllUin It bI.h. Ih nt.Kiitton l.ltp ry f lb
Ri'rilun Empir.i. It tiia of m viierio'n adfu
lutcfwi h mvf . rimi pmylo. It rlc. ribi-a :
tirrato h fl-to hand tomlmia wi'li iiii.ii.la aud
L iv. I,, xl ..il fncmi liH rll t ft tl'lllC'J and
Nih'.llia it pilrt.. EXII. K I.IKK IS SUIKHIA
lniTidand Hurtling color". It M'a'n faionna
hooliar.d odvicu't with wiH anim It uu tb
frf.fn uiali ol tho Nor li U for the Br-t llmu
. xiioKa llm re. Iii.rron ol rxbtece am nm tn
Si-.urlan conrlcu it fcarrlbia lli h-riib t in'tro
me'ita of totpire fanrbone 1 and ofd b t- r Kii
alan (i iv-t,mni. it r lat tliH I'tr-onal Kipb
riDDce of lha aulhjr Cur iik hlf irv,', lttilal
tbt one could i-b to know rIidiii ktia-la and M
bfrta. ItmiUa muat tli'Pli f ireord of im:l
aud B'!vi luro B.i;r r'.tu r, : n-.t r-eo'd atorlea, but
ra'-ra vKtA ' j the aithnr In pera n aud unr.
nont-d br tr.a L'uiifd Mati-a Hove imiti.r 'Xi
larsa pa-inind over S Ofii illtii-trtdnii-. I rl e,
tJ 50. No boon Ilka it n earih. (e li-rlla all
utb. r holla. .V Ci K VT'H V A X T K. li
Wr.tu atoiica lur Pinurlal t'lrcul r and lull par
tlrula'a.orfcmlS l reuta In mony or a' tnp f t
Cumil-te I'aiivam.'tm 'U fit. Ac q il'U cd
enre ttrfl rhi lr uf U mu r .
IIISTORICXI. ITBUSHIS(f CO.
418 Third S;rft, b'f. LO' IS. Mo.
POUT (tKAPE "WINK
iA iri '-?.
T!:o snow f t! is sof:i.it
sey nt'io.o nun-
;r. iin.1 hi-- way up tne
rt-s'idein e. and falls
A little 6 year old from the city, who
did not know much of couutry lifo,
was visitlmr nn aunt in the rural dis
tricts, and he busied himself in. gather
ing in tho eggs from every hidden nest
in tho old barn. He found oue evident
ly of last year's origin atu, accidentally
breaking n tpeclmen, hu traveled for
the liouso iu breathless haste, with tho
.innouucctnent: "Oh. Aunt Yoma, I
,'ouud a nost under tbo burn, and the
ben was so old h laid rotteu uggst'
The Ucra'J, two
tained anion r its u
"If the lad ho gave the valuable in
formation that led to tho frustration of
dosigns upon a Fifth nventm hoiiie will
sendhis address to A II , Ikr-
u!d otlice, he will hear .vmit-ibiiig to his
And the following in Us lo"Bi depsn-
Yesterday niorning, while Mr. John
Smith, of Black street, "a searching
for his paner in the doorway, his atten
tion was drawn to a little ngure nan
covered by tb snow. A jruitar w;is
tightly clasped in hi" hn nds. A doctor
was immediately summoned, anu stim
ulants were given, but to ho avail; the
poor littlo follow was quite dead, ile
was subsequently identified as Beppo,
who. with bis instrument, was quit
well known among people of the lower
district." 67. Mcholw Migazine.
Geyor's Great Estate.
The heirs of Conrad Geyer, most of
whom live in Philadelphia and Mont
gomery County, Ta., are- preparing to
collect tne immonse estaie urn dv me
wealthy Cuban sugar planter. Geyer
was born in Montgomery County, of
German parentage, and feft his homo
when a young man. Hu settled in Cuba,
and by industry and economy soon be.
came the owner of a plantation. He
afterward engaged in business as a su
gar reiiner near Havana, aud at the
time of his death a few years ago was
worth nearly S3.000.000.' Gevcr died
intestate and without issue, ho never
having been married, lie had live
brothers and sisters, three of whom sur-
vivo him, and the heirs who claim tho
estate are tho next of kin of the deceas
Why Ha Would Vote for Johnson.
Flcm Du Biirnon tells a good story on
Hon. Mark Johnson, of Baldwin. He save
he saw Mark during his canvass talking
very earnestly to a rural constituent.
Meeting tho constituent after Mark had
left hira, ho asked him w ho ho was go
ing to vote for. "I reckon I'll vote for
Johnson," he said. "You sue, I've been
wautlng a Post Office at my mill for a
long time, aud I'vo been a voting for it.
and ain't got it yit, Johnson Mowed If
I'd help him to tho Leghlnhir bo abavo
a Tost Office 'stablished at my mill the
fuat thing he done whon he got tha.r
'- t-Vl- V" -T "i I
Spfer's Pout Gkape Wine !
four yeaus old.
rrHtSCKLEBlUTEl) NATIVE WINE ! mala
Ifrora the lulco of ta Ol'orro U-Hpa, ralaed In
thla count y. Ita ItiTa'tubio ionic aril airmail
eulnj propnri'Pa are nuanrpa'iPil any other
Native W ina. H Ini; ibe pore J.tce of l c Urapo,
produred uudr Mr. Spcer'a own perauoal mperi
aioa.l'i purity and ni rec, are Kiiarantecd
Tb : vouni-at child un jsnrtak of h Z ii.'rona
qnalltiM. aud the weaks-t Invalid uae H loadvan
tuna Ittn parUcnUrlyben' filiO to .bt ai'd and
A bllltated, and mt'd io th ariona ailmwnla that
arTert tbn weaker aes. it ialnuv.iry rHcpr-ct A
WINE TO HE KEI 1E1 l,
Snoer's P. .1.
Th. i I ntl v.nu f u a wine of Sum r or Char-
ftf-.temn-t artnktaof tbe rich a-nl tit'of 'h ?iape
from h ch It la madu Kor 1'nrtty. Hi".hr.ei, Ha
voi ard M-'dlrlnol Prop.Tti, P wdl ) lonnd nn
Speer's P. J. Brandy.
Thli BKAXDV tand nnrlta'ed la IMa Ooin'ry
bolut'fr anperli.r for modlcinal pin j. a. It I- a
pure flidtlllation fro n tbe crtie. and 'or'ema vnl.
auMe me.liciuni propwrtlca. (I bia a delleatii na
Tor. "Irn Urto ibaiof Iho .'ra-:, frum which U la
d:tllled,ndia In great favT amontf rtfl-riaw
famteta. Sfte tr.at tne aignaninj oi n..ri...
HPKKH, P'atr. J.,laowrtbe corlc of wach
Sold By PAUL SCIIUII
AND BY Da';idISTrt EVKRYW'H .Ulr..
atand below COST
CLOSING OUT SALE!
A partial Pat of art'rlc" and prlci-a.
Cane CIihIi-h, -
Breakfssf Tables, -Sofas,
A Cano Rocker for
And a l other Uotpohold ami KtlcUun l'uinl
ttira at nm proportioa. W'u liuve an hnmuoxo
aiO'k of all klndu nml must aoll.
It. J . I1IN.SON,
Coi'. lOth St. .Sc WiiHlilnntoii Avp,
93 50 to 3
5 00 to 5
5 00 iv set.
2 25 to 2 50
6 00 to 0 50
19c to 45c per yd.
00 to 12 00 each
75c, Urge size.