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Every one knows how common It is
in country districts to see horseshoes
nailed against the doorseef barns and
cottages, as a harbinger of good-luck
This old custom has lately come undex
motice in a paper on the "Folklore of
the Horseshoe," read by Dr. .Roberl
Laurence before the American Folk
Lore Society. He believes that the cus
tom of nailing up horseshoes originated
in the rites of the Passover, the blood
sprinkled on tire doorposts and the lintel
at the time of the great Jewish feasts
marking the chief points of an arch,
which is reproduced in the form of the
horseshoe. It is also possible that the
custom is traceable to the idea that the
horse brings luck, for inlegendary lore
the animal has often been credited with.
Wit and Humer.
It is queer how different things tasto
when eaten out of different dYshes than
the ones you have been used to.
"The Noddings have at last agreed to
live apart." "Gracious! As bad as
that?" "Well, it amounts to as much.
They've taken a house in the suburbs."
-Philadelphia North American.
"Don't you think football is a terrl
ble sport?" asked Mirs Northside of her
escort. "Well," replied the young man,
"I will admit that it is a hair-raising
George-I just saw you coming from
the conservatory with, Miss Goldie.
Rather handsome girl, but too reserv
ed for me. Thomas-Yes. I just re
served her for life.-Cincinnatl Eu
Soon will the man who owns a sleigh
I Declare there's money In it;
He will not rent it by the day;
He's rent it by the minute.
"The papers say that after tile fash
ionable wedding at St. Jehu's yester
day the entire bridal party went to the
horse show. Did you see them there?"
"Well, I saw a number of grooms."
Attorney--On what ground, madam,
do you wish to apply for a divorce from
your husband? Fair Client-On the
ground, sir, that lie hasn't any ground.
He made me believe he had a farm.
Teacher-Johnny, what is wind?
Johnny-Wind, sir, is air put In mo
tlon. Teacher-Right. Next boy;
what is the cause of wind? Next boy
Rivalry for the prize-ring champion
Mother-When the boy in the other
house threw stones at you, why didn't
you come and tell me? Bobby-Be
caube, mamma, I can throw them back
better .than you. He's more likely to
,get hit--Hartford Times.
Tom-Where shall you stop-at the
BaldorfZ Harry-I hope so. I'm afraid,
however, that Parker will hear I'm in
town, and insist upon my putting up
with him. Tom-Don't you like Parker?
Harry-Yes, very much; but he has
three daughters, and I don't know if I
can afford it.-Bazar.
Guy-Could you spare me a cigarette?
Gontran-My dear fellow, my doctor
has strictly forbidden me to smoke.
(A fortnight later Guy meets his friend
puffing away at a splendid Havana.)
t3uy-I thought you had, to give up
smoking? Gontran-Oh, my doctor died
a week ago.-Le Figaro.
This Is often felt in every joint and moscle of
the body by turns, by people who, experiencing
the earliest twinges of rheumatism, neglect to
arrest the malady. L they may easily do, with
Hoetetter's Stomach Bitters, a professionally
authenticated remedy for the agonizing com
plaidt. Recollect that rheumatism unchecked
oftesplasts a lifetime, or abruptly terminates it
whon4te malady attacks the heart. The Bit
tere also !emedies- chills and fever, dyspepela
and liver complaint.
It is still as safe to trust in God as it ever
Lire Isn't Worth Living
to one Who suffers the maddening agony of
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dImseas. Every roughness of the skin from a
simple chap to Tetter and Ringworm even of
long standings is completely, quickly and surely
cured by Tetterine. Is comfort worth tO cents
tb yout That's the pric, of Tetteriae at drug
stores, or by mail for price in stamps from J. T.
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What men call failure may often be what
angels call success.
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Trath never stays over night in any house
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Never measure any man's piety by the
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Is sold by all druggists. Ilee $1. six for Sa
Ilrd's e Pl rs om p .eMint .nd
eay oinetle,25 cents.
The The The
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There are two kinds of sarsaparirls: The best-and the °
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And the taller the tree the deeper the root. That's another
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TIII COURE Qr 1BIBTE.,
A Oase SueesefaUly Tweated In Nadise
County, 1b Y.
From tbe Press, Utsca, N. Y.
On the recommendation of Mr. William
Woodman, of South Hamilton, New Yorkl
that Mr. Amos Jaquays, a resident of Colum
bus Centre, New York, be interviewed re
gardJag his extraordinary recoverj from-d
ranced kidney trouble, embracing diabetes
in its worst form, Mr. Jaquays was visited
Ind willingly ma Ie the accoompanying state'
"I am fifty years of age, and five years ago
began to suffer with pains In the back and
wekrtnesi in the region of the kidneys, and I
bad a tremendous flow of urine. Strange to
say, my appetite increased to an extraordin
iry degree, but instead of giv:ng me strength
my food seemed jo make me weaker and
thinner, and I was terribly constipated. My
mouth was pasty, I had continuous Jeart
burn and pain across the lower part of my
stomach and frequent vomiting. Indeed,
all, or nearly a.i, my functions became
Impaired, my sight was dim, memory de
ortued me, and life became irksome. I con
su!ted the best medical talent in the county,
and they all diagnosed my case as sugar dis
betea in tsf most aggravated form, but gave
me no relief whatever. At last I was in such
a dý sperate condition that a council of phy
sicians was ealed, but their good oflices did
mo no good, and I looked forward to death
with satisfaction as the only relief 1 could
*"My old friend, William Woodman, about
this time came to visit me1 and from him I
flrat heard of Dr. Williams Pink Pills, which
he declar6d had cured him of rheuasntism,
with which he had suffered all his life, and
be believed they would do me good, as he
had read of a case of diabetes being cured by
their use. I believe it was next day after
Mr. Woodlman's visit that Mr. F. Hydle, of
Bouth Ham lton, New York, called on me
and I was told by him that Punk Pills had
saved his life and he advised me by all means
to try thef.
"This settled the question, and I at once
began a course of home treatment with Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills. Within a week the
men icine began to do Its work, the constiipa,
lion was relieved, my skin, which had beca
dry and hard, asumed its normal feel and
spp aranoe, I no longer had that instifer,
ably bad taste In my mouth, and though still
weak and almost helpless, the pain in my
back and kidneys began to abate and the
flow of urine decreased. But I was far from
health, and built very few-hopes on perman
ent curs, though I continued to take the
pills constantly for the next year and a half,
growing slowly but surely during that time
better and better. Then I began to reiuee
the daily dose, and kept mending until six
months ago, when I discontinued them, and
I was entirely cured.
"I am still subject to cold, which is apt to
settle in my kidneys, and always keep Pink
Pills by me, a~ they bring me round very
quickly. In all, I have, I bellevr, taken
arty boxes of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills, and
shalt never be wit hout them ai long as I have
half a dollar. I have recommended them to
all my suffering friends, and they seem to be
good tor any disorder of the system, as they
have never failed to do their work in any
ease that I know of, and some were pretty
."I ertify the above statement to be true
In every particular and if I commanded
stronger language, I would use it in praising
Dr. Williams Pink Pills.
Mr. Jaquays is a highly respectable and
-well-to-do farmer and builder, and highly
connected In Madison County.
The proprietors of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
state that they are not a patent medicine, but
a prescription used tor many years by an em
inent practitioner, who produced the most
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of weakness arising from a watery condition
of the blood or shattered nerves, two fruitful
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$2.50 (they are never sold in bulk or by the
100). by aldrssling Dr. Williams' Medicine
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The smallest newspaper In the world
Is published at Guadalajara, in MexIco.
Its title is El Telegrafo, and under
neath is the announcement that the pa,
per is an independent weekly periodical
of politics and varied news. The month
ly subscription is two-pence-weekly, a
halfpenny. If is printed in eight col
umna, each four and a half inches long
and one and a half inches wide, on
thick manilla paper. And yet the staf
includes an editor and director, an ad
ininistrator or business manager, a re
sponsible man or capitalist, and a
printer. Among newspapers this tiny
Sunday journal certainly occupies a
racTTER THA GotLD OR FAML.
setter than genius when appulie
To work that aids the wrong
Is conscience Itnked to conmmon sense
In effort clean and strong.
Detter than good by cheating wc4
is honest labor's ,
)nobler than one i ed by fraud
Is he who toils tbob day.
Better than deeds by sin inspired,
Though they success impart,
Is one kind act that friendship giw
To some poor aching heart.
8Y CHAPLME S. BEMID.
T was a dark night
that settled down
over the moun
Stains of Upper
- • South Carolina.
The sky was
heavy with black
_ ' - - clounls, and the
S I low mutterings
of thunder which
* seemed to issue
fro~m the ravines and gorges, and the
zigzag flashes of lightning which
darted away from -the hill tops, all
foretold the coming storm.
Down over the rocks and among
the shrubs a young mountaineer was
making his way. He seemed to knbw
his ground, and moved onward with
unhesitating step until he reached a
point overlooking a deep,w ild, gorge,
where, far down thronuh the darkness,
shone the faint glow of light. The
young woodsman stopped a moment,
"He's thar already. 'Pears to me
that fire makes too much light,though.
Wonder what Bob's a gwine to say
when I tell him! Tnis is about the
safest pocket in the hull ridge, and
now I guess we'll have td move."
He turned away and passed around
to the side of the gorge, where he
made his way down by a circuitous
path to the bed of the ravine below.
When he came within the glow oL the
light, he entered the doorway of a
sinall log house birilt up from the
ground. In one end'of the place .was
a rock furnace, and on it was a large
copper kettle with a cap and stem. A
fire was burning under the kettle, and
near the furnace, seated upon a rough
bench, was a young man with light
reddish hair, sandy mustache, and
blue eyes. His trousers were stuffed
down into his boot legs, and by his
side on the bench lay a large, wide
brimmed white hat, the brim turned
unpin front and pinned to the crown
with a large thorn. In a belt about
his waist were two shining revolvers.
The young man who entered the place
was dressed and accoutered very much
like the young man on the bench, and
in bis face was a blood resemblance,
for they were cousins--Bob and Alf
Alf entered through the doorway of
the cabin and cro.sed the earthen
floor to the furnace, where he stirred
and replenished the fire. The place
was a blockade distillery owned by the
two cousins, and operated by them,
with the assistance of Tom' )rake, who
worked on a profit sharing basis.
Along one side of the shanty was a
high platform on which rested t.evo
large vats. These were the mash tubs,
and entering through the end of the
house was a little trough which sup
plied the cool water barrel, in which
the "worm" was coiled, with the
waters of a bright little stream near
When Alf had "chunked" the fire,
he sat down by the other man on the
bench. After a- little pause, Bob
"Where is Tom?"
"What d'ye reckon?" answered Alf.
"About Tom? Dunno."
"Well, you moughtn't think it,
Bob; but he's jined the revenuers."
"You don't mean to tell!"
"Yes, but 1 do, though. He went
down to Walhalla to-day to take the
oath; and he's promised to gin us all
After a long pause, during which
Bob sat with his chin in his hands, he
"Alf, I never 'speated it, I never
"No more did I; but hit's a fact,
for Srey told me no more's a hour
"Satey told you herself?"
"Yos, and she's power:ul cut up
"We've worked together right here,
Tom and me, for nigh on to seven
jear, and never hal airy shootin' or
cuttin' scrape atween us-not .airy
one. Alf, I don't hardly believe it."
Bob sobok his head slowly and
dropped his chin into his hands again.
"Well," said A!f, "I guess you'll
have to arter a while. I seed barey
jest about a hour ago, and she told me
all about it; and, Bob, she actually
shed tears,ehe was so cut up, she was."
"What did she say, All?"
"She said as how Tom had jined the
revenuers, and turned agin us; azid-ns
how we'd all better keep a sharp look
out, b'case Tom knows every smoke
on the ridge."'
"Poor Sarey," said Bob, hdlf to him
sell. "She sot sich a powerful sight
by Tom, and she was a gwine to mar
ryhimthis fall. And I loved her
enough more'n Tom did; but I seed
she loved him, so I didn't try to come
atween 'em-didn't ever try to. And
now he's gone and disgraced hiiself,
and maybe broke Strey's heart. All,
we'll meet, him And uie, and 'tain't a
gwine to be long off. And when we
do, Alfl-well, it's him or me, him or
me, that's all;" and the young block
ader tapped one of the revolvers in
his belt significantly. "lloved Ssrey;
and Tom-well, I'd hate tc do it, Alf;
but it's him or me; thar ain't no other
wqy, as I can see."
Bob arose and "ohunked" the fire
qsuder thekettle,then walked around to
the side of the furnace, where a little
white stream of spirits was pouring
from the end of the protuding "worm"
into a long keg,
"How au it?" alke4 AjL
'Oood enoulh; that mash will tur,
out all rIght," ,aid Bo'o, retauring
aud stinU- hintself on the hsnoh,
rhet.._. /u.dcOPp .in m|. ,.
Better than fame by sacria
Of manhood's honor won, I
Is honest reputation gained
'By manly actions done.
Ietter4-an vieo, though it be cld
In purple rich and rare,
Is virtue, though a homespun dress,
'Tis doomed fore'er to wear.
Better than palace where sweet love
Has never held its reign
Is home where true affection dwells,
Though it be e'er so plain.
She rain began to pour down with
a sudden fury, the low board roof giv
ing back a melancholy sound to the
patter of the big drops. The thunder
and lightning had ceaqed, and the
blackest darkness reigned without.
But the weird shadows which danced
around the walls in the firelight were
old acquaintances of the two men in
side, who ttok no notice of their gro
Finally the rain ceased, but the
utter blackness still reigned without,
for the clouds hung low down over the
cliffs and the tree tops. For more
than half an hour neither of the men
had spoken. Alf had made a discov
cry, and had been thinking about it.
Bob was in love with Sarey Mauldin,
and Alf loved her himself. It seemed
that all three of the partners loved
the same girl. But All and Bob had
seen that Sarey preferred Tom Drake,
and both had secretly resolved not to
come between them, each one ignor
ant of the fact that the other was mak
ing the same sacrifice. New hope had
sprung up in Alf's bosom since Sary
had told him of Tom's treachery. Now
he had discovered that Bob loved her.
He resolved to keep the secret of his
own love, for Bob's sake; and again
the hope passed from his heart.
When the rain ceased, the two men
arose; and, while one of them dragged
the fire from under the furnace, the
other removed the cap from the still,
and then placed a corncob in thd
bunghole of the keg that held the
product of distillation.
"Bob, I guess we better move the
still to'a safer place this very night,"
"Nary a move, Alf I This still has
been here nigh on to seven years, and
here she's agwine to stay."
r "All right, if you say so; I'm not
the man to step offand leave you."
"All, you can tote the' keg down to
the burnt poplar as you go home, and
I'il stay here till she cools off and
kinder straighten things up afore I go.
I'll meet you at the burnt poplar agin
daybreak in the mornin'."
Alf shouldered the heavy pine keg,
and, passing through the doorway, was
soon lost to view in the darkness.
Bob again seated himself on the
bench, with his chin in his hands, and
gave himself up to melancholy reflec
Alf had been gone some time, and
the embers that had been raked from
the furnace gave out only a faint glow
to light the interior o: the still house,
when a dark form appeared in the
doorway. Bob heard the step, and
instantly sprang to his" feet with a re
volver in his hand, but as suddenly
dropped the weapon and stood back
when he recognized the visitor.
"You, Sarey !",he exclaimed. "What
brung you here at this time o' night?"
"I've come to ginyou warnin', Bob,"
said the girl, as she threw a light shawl
from sound her head and advanced
across the earthen floor. Tile smooth,
round cheeks were glowing from the
exertion of her walk, her eyes shone
irightly in the dim light, and her long,
black hair hung in charming disorder
about her pretty shoulders.
"Warnin' for what?" asked Bob.
"Warnin' agin Tom Drake. Has All
been here to-night?"
-"Yes; he's been gone about a half
"And didn't he tell you about Tom?"
"Yes; but, Sareyy somehow I
couldn't more'n half believe it."
"But hit's so, Bob; he told me so
hisself, and he's gwine to git you and
Alf ftist. I couldn't sleep to-night for
thinking about it, so I jest got up and
come qver here to beg you and Alf to
move your still somewhere else this
"But I can't do it, Sarey; she's been
here a long whet, and hqre she's a
gwine to stay."
"Oh," Bob, jest to think o' Tom a
turnin' agin' all you uns, and I been
a thinkin' o' him as a feller what
would stick by a body forever; and
now he's gone and upsot it all. I told
him I never would speak to him no
8arey caught up her apron, pressed
it to her face, and began to cry.. Bob
looked at her, and choking back a
great lunmp from his throat, turned
away a step or two, then came back
and laid his big brown hand gently on
the girl's arm.
"Don't, Sarey, don't l" he said,"for
Tom ain't wuth no tears o' yourn."
He led her to the bench, where she
sat down, and in a few moments had
dried her eyes.
"Sarey," continuedl Bob, after a
pause, "Tom ain't wuth nary 'nuther
thought o' yourn, and I wouldn't
wase 'em on 'im. Thar's a plenty on
us left yit that's a sight better 'n
"I know it; I only wish 'd a
knowed it sooner."
"Sarey, won't you answer me one
question? B'case I think a power o'
you, and I want to know."
"Of course I'll answer any anquestion
youn ar,Bob, b'caseyou've allers been so
good to me, jest like a brotter."
"Well, Sarey, tell me which one of
the boys you likel the best arter
"Why, I allers did like Alt jest as
well as Tom, but All never 'peared to
like me, and'Tom did."
Again Bob swallowed a great lump
that had gathered in his throat.
"'Alf is a good feller; he'd never go
back on us,." he managed to say as he
arose from the bench, and began to
put thiigs to right abogt the distil.
tty, ir t ck completed, be tstio4
to d~.n, who stoen it the doetwrpt
"'l walk hoea with yone," he s' ,
When itPl Bade gr ot t a
he gulped down another ohokiag asen
satien which arose in his throat,, and
turned about to retrace his way some
distance along the road before turning
off toward his own home.
ll less than twenty-four hours every
moonshiner throughout the mountain
district knew that Tom Drake had
turned traitor and joined the revenue
force against his old comrades. Dur
ing the whole of the second night af
ter this information went abroad, men
were at work moving their distilleries
to safer retreats, one only remaining
at its old stand-the one that belonged
to the Rankin boys.
It was more than a week after the
night on which Sarey had visited the
still house, when Bob and Alf Rankin
were riding along down the road to
wards the home of Sarey. Neither of
them had uttered a word for some
time. At length Bob broke the si
lence, speaking without turning his
eyes from a direction straight ahead
"Alf, you air the man."
"I'm the man?"
"Yes, you air the man for Sarey."
"What do you mean, Bob?"
"I mean that Sarey loves you bet
ter'n airy 'anther man on the ridge."
"You don't say? How'd you find
"Arter you left the still house that
night, Sarey was thar."
"Yes, and she was a cryin' about
the disgraceful doin's o' Tom; and
and, Alf, 1 axed her if thar warn't airy
'nuther feller she liked jest as well as
she did Tom; and she 'lowed she
allers liked you jest as well, but you
never seemed to like her. Now I've
told you, All, and I want to know if
you love her."
"I allers have, Bob; but I stood
back for Tom; and arter what you
said t' other night, 1 was gwine to
stand back for you."
Again that sensation as of the heart
rising into the throat came to Bob,
and the two men rode on in silence.
The sun was swiftly dropping to
wards the crests of the wc'tern hills
when Bob and All stopped in front of
old Jerry Mauldin's long, double
cabin. Sa'rey was si'tin; in the open
hallway, shelling beans; but she arose
and came out to the road when the
two men had dismounte3.
"Tom's been seed a feIlin' around
Long Creek to-day," said ilroy, "and
I meant to send you uns word afore
now, but pap's been ailin' all day, and
I couldn't leayve him."
"We ain't much afeared of him,"
said Alf. "He's been a keepin' quiet
a sight longer'n I 'spected, though."
"We're been a lookin' for him to
come down on us at the still house
afore now," added Bob.
"Sarey, have you got any cider?"
asked Alf. "We're kinder thirsty."
"Lots of it. One of you hold the
horses while t'other one goes with me
to the spring house, and we'll fetch
up the jug and gourd."
"I'll hold 'em," said Bob dreamily.
Alf and Sarey turned away along the
path which led around the house, and
were lost to view. Bob stood between
the heads of the horses with his chin
against his breast. He was thinking
of the treachery of Tom Drake, and of
the jewel he had lost in the love of
For once Bob allowed himself to re
lax his watchfulness. About thirty
yards beyond the house the road bent
suddenly to the right, and turned
abruptly down the hill toward a little
stream that wound its way along the
base of the ridge. Bob's ear, usually
sensitive to the slightest sound, did
not hear the approach of hoof beats up
the little hill behind the shrubbery
until the horseman had reached the
bend in the road. Bob's hand flew to.
his revolver as he looked up; but he
was too late, he was under cover of a
weapon in the hands of Tom Drake.
"I guess you are mine," said Tom,
as he rode up.
"Yes; like a fool I went to sleep
and got ketched. What's wanted?"
"You air gwine with me to Wal
"t'om, you air a measly, low down
"No, I've just now got to be a gen
tleman, and I'm a gwine to make gen
tlemen out'nall you fellers."
"Alf and Barey will be here directly
with some 'eider, then I'll go with
"Bob, you'd better let me have that
"1'11 never do it, Tom Drake l"
"Well, keep it, then; I guess Ioan
At this moment Alf and Sarey came
around the house, Alf bringing
a large-jag in'his hand. The young
man's quick eye took in the sitaation
of the two men in the road, and in the
twinkling of an eye his revolver
flashed -to a dead level with the in.
"Hold on a minute, Alfl!" shouted
Bob. "I'm fairly took, and I guess
I'd better go with him."
Alf quickly looked into the eyes of
his cousio, sad the two men seemed
to understand each other.
"Pass the aider over here, Sarey,
and I'll drink you a farewell for a
while," taid Bob; smiling.
Sarey passed the cider in silence,
never once looking at Tom, who took
the gourd offered him by Tom and
"Now I'm ready. Good-by, Alftl
Good-by, 8arey l" said Bob, as he
mounted his horse. Tom mounted,
and the two men, captive and captor,
rode away in the soft light of the lin
gering sunset. When they reached the
turn in the road Bob looked back and
lifted his broad-brimmed hat to All
and Sarey, who were standing side by
side gazing alter him. Then they
faded from view, and the two horse
men rode on in silence. They were
approaching the brook at the foot 91
the hill, when Bob spoke.
"Tha, I never would take no mean
advantage of a feller; so I'll tell you
now, hit's you or me. Poll your gun I"
Instantly two revolvers leaped to a
level i4 the gathering light, and foot
shots passed with what seemed hike
two simultaneous reports.
All heard them, and, weapon in
hand, sprang down the road, olosely
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swept by them at the tarn of the hill;
and when they reachbed the sandy level
near the brook they found two lifeless
tforms lying oloase together in the nar
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