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THE SCOTT COUNTY NEWSBOY.
PHIL. A. HAFXERi PablUhen .
A WITLE8S QUEST.
Aeroii the hlfh-roid, down the dell
Full gylr rod Prince Flortmel.
In thou old dijri when earth iu yoonf,
- And koboldi dwelt the bills among.
All maid, ere vain," tbe prtnoe.n said,
A humble heart 1 (atn would wed;
i An she be high or low degree
' I'll woo the maid laoka vanity!".
The fresh wind tost his chestnut carls,
HU crimson cloak was sewn with pearl
Alack! each maiden, fair or plain,
Wm yet a woman therefore rain.
Ttie prlnao rodo on, thro' many a clime,
Till once he mot old Father Tlrao,
. Who leaned upon his ecytbo and smtledt
A witless quest is thin', mv chi.d!
Yet will I give thee and thy steed
Eternal youth. I wot Indeed
Thou'lt need it; for I trow," quoth he,
Tbou'lt ride full long and lu.'tlly."
Still fares he on. Ho scant them nil-
The princess thronea in palace ball,
The peasant girls In wooden sboes,
Rapt vestals kneeling in tholr pews;
Uut be she fair or bo sne plain,
She Is a woman therefore vain !
And should'st tbon, gentle reader, chanoe
To see thro' forest trees askance
Tbe gleaming of a chestnut curl,
Or in thy path a raveled pearl
Upon tby beads I prithee tell
A prayer for poor Prince Florlmcll
Florence May Alt, in Judge.
A HARMLESS LADY.
"Why Mra Whitcomb Followed Hor
Husbaud to the Country.
The line of rail fence that divided the
two farms stretched far down the prass
grecn meadows, ending at riffht angles
with the more pretentious fence along
the country road. From the two cor
ners thus di-dned, tbe land spread out
In even broadening borders, aad upon
each side of the dividing lino embraced
a distant farmhouse in its lazy sunny
arms. In their soft colors of green
and white, the two houses lay like Idle
creatures sprawling in the sun.
The meadows glistened under the
floating light of an early summer morn
ing, and Farmer llaset, at the foot of
fcls fertile undulating field, stopped
now and then, with hammer in hand,
to direct ft long gazo of satisfaction
over his thriving estate, lie was knoo
3ecp in long grass, and under his great
etraw hut was sheltered alike from the
Bun's rnys and from ordinary vision.
lJut the outlook from under its broad
brim brought a flood of pleasure to its
owner's heart, for ho noted on the ona
side the clean smooth floor of earth be
tween the wiry stems of wheat, and, in
contrast to it, the weed-entangled
growth upon the adjoining land.
"Jinkertoal" suddenly exolaimed the
farmer, with a surprised stare over the
fence. "lias Whitcomb come back? '
Two men could be seen across the in
tervening field, walking slowly about
the house. One was bent and was lean
ing upon the arm of the other.
"Thafs Whitcomb or it's his double,"
Sie ejaculated again. "1 wondpr what
it means! The house is all closed."
"With a sudden vigor he drove the
long nail home into the thick wood,
and, giving it another sharp decisive
blow, dropped his hatchet into the bas
ket and started ia the direction of his
Mrs. Basset had mado the same obser
vation from the kitchen window, and
met him at the door in all the elation of
"lie must have come late yesterday
eveuing.and lie has taken the back room
"I'd like to see the old fellow. If I
thought he'd be friends, I'd go over.
Uut he left here in such a mighty row,
and has never been back since per
haps it's better to let fallow land lie."
"He's married, isn't he? I wonder if
his wife came with him."
Uassot pushed the damp hat rim back
from his malted hair aud looked at her
from his gentle bluo eyes.
"I'd hate to bo offish with him
about old times, too. lie looked kind
o' sick, didn't he? A man seemed to be
helping him around the yard."
lie went about his work all that day
in a disturbed meditation, glancing to
ward his neighbor's house, which still
wore the uncommunicative aspect of
long disuse. Later, as he was return
ing from the orchard, he set down his
basket of apples and stood with his
eyes fixed thoughtfully upon one of
the windows, whose blinds had been
partially opeDed and through which he
might draw some knowledge of the
silent interior; It was Jiko an eye,
drowsy and half closed, but full of a
lie bent down with bis hand upon
bis basket again when Mrs. Iiasset
came toward him hastily. There were
traces of a recent astonishment yet
lingering on her face.
"Jo," she said, "Mrs. Whitcomb is in
"Mrs. Whitcomb?" repeated the
farmer's voice, uncertainly. "Where is
"Why, in t he sitting-room, to be sure.
just at present She wants a room of
her own, though, to keep for several
days, or maybe a week. You see, her
husband has something the matter
with his eyes, and the doctor would not
treat them unless he left the city and
came to some quiet place. He is run
down and nervous at the same time.
and his old home was tbe most con
venient place to come. lie brought no
body with him except a man servant
who knows bow to nurse and take care
of him. They wouldn't let ber bis wife
even come with him; but she was so
anxious about him that she followed him
here, and. now asshe can't go over there
in face of the doctor's orders, she wants
us to keep her. She's a devoted little
if, and of course I consented."
Iler husband patted her approvingly
oh the arm aud prepared to go in to his
In the meantime, in the Basset sitting-room
stood a little woman attired
in a jaunty sailor hat and a dreos of
oft and flowing elegance. Iler eyes
were directed toward the window and
.upon the house in the distance.
"It is very foolish of me," she was
.thinking, "and when llenry is perhaps
Buffering. But I can't help it; after a
'few days be will be able to go about,
and he is sure to see that woman again.
(She may be a designing sort of a wom
an, for all I know, and may want to
amuse herself with him; or she may be
'desperately in love with him yet, and
he, being weak and nervous and in
such a state of health anyhow, why,
.there's no tolling what she might do
or he either, for that matter. Ob,
what am I saying? or thinking? it's
all one. How llenry wonld feel if be
I Aad aba gave ber small foot vicious
tamp that aet bar ruffles fluttering
from, shoulder to toe, like the rustle of
a tree and its lnnu merable leaves.
I suppose I mast pat on the tigly
mask of deception and smile and smile
and be a villain, for I'm not a bit
frightened about him. If he could only
be in alarming danger without it be
ing serious! I believe it would be
easier then; but he can' Wand what
hall I dor
After a fewminutes' agitated rustling
up and down the room, she resumed:
"I don't mind her being pretty; lots
of country girls are that and are per
fect failures, for they are likely to be
simple too. But if she s smart enough
to have style about her, I think I shall
grow distracted. Henry Is always per
fectly infatuated with style. That In
volves the worst part of it; to be stylish,
one must bo very sharp and clever, and
to have an air about one takes a clear
head and artful scheming. Oh, I'll ba
scared to death If she's a stylish
When Mrs. Basset and her husband
entered the house, a cordial welcome
was given her and a room prepared for
her upstairs. But her field of opera
tions laid below, amid the informalities
of household custom. In conversation,
she skirted along the channel of her
thoughts and talked in ambush of the
subject that engrossed and tormented
"Mr. Whitcomb was born in thntvery
house, wasn't lie?" sho Inquired, by way
of challenging remark.
"Oh, yes; ho was born and raised in
this part of the country." And as Mrs.
Basset moved over to the kitchen stove
with the iron in her hand, the floor
shook under her heavy tread. Mrs.
W hitcomb glanced involuntarily down
at her own light, trimly clad foot and
"I suppose you 'knew him, didn't
you? Maybe you were together at
quiltings or singing school, or wherever
it is the young people go for amuse
ment?" "Oh, yes," replied Mrs. Basset, smil
ing broadly. "My husband and I
knew him well. We always called him
Little Whit, because he was somewhat
slight and never stout like the other
"I have heard them say ho was quite
a favorite with the girls out here he
always was graceful and had a taking
way with him and that in fact, when
he .was quite young, he foil desperately
in love with one of them," said Mrs.
Whitcomb, in a careless manner.
They try to tease me about that now.
What a beautiful tidy this is!" and she
leaned over admiringly to a coarse cro
cheted netting fastened to the back of
a chair. Then throwing herself lightly
back again she added: "I suppose you
can tell quite a story about it''
"About the tidy?" echoed Mrs. Bas-
sot, in pleased surprise. "Oh, yes;
how could you gutss? When I was
just fifteen years old I had four grand
mothers living two great ones, you
know and they all knit that for me.
I think all the world of it; everyone re
gards it as a great curiosity."
Mrs. Whitcomb was disappointed at
this result albeit sho was momentarily
startled at the remarkable incident
itself and resolved not to make a
"Indeed! It is certainly wonderful.
I'm surprised that you use it about the
housv". But your Laving no children
makes maDy things possible. Mr. Bas
set is such a strong man! I envy him
when I think of my husband. Henry
will have to stay here several weeks
perhaps, and how I'm to go back homo
without him is bard to tell. But he
will meet some of his old friends again
when he is stronger. That girl he
especially liked sho is Ijere, is she? '
she askcil, complacently' gathering in
with thumb ami nnger the ruille that
fell about her wrist
"The girl? Oil, yes, she's here," re
sponded Mrs. Bassett-
"I suppose she is a woman now?"
"Yes, she's a woman now, of course.'
"I wondar if I couldn't see har some'
time. I have a front curiosity about
her. Oh, who is that?" and she sprang
to the window. ''"What a fine rider she
is, and doesn't she look splendid on
horseback? That isn't a country girl.
is it? Kho isn't that woman, is she?"
She started painfully and fixed her'
eyes upon Mrs. Basset's imperturbable
"Oh, no, that isn't the woman. But
she's from this neighborhood, though.
She's one of the Brockville girls; they
"She's very fashionably dressed; she
looks as if she came from the city,"
mused Mrs. Whitcomb. Then she
blushed a little and entered the battle
"Is this other woman nice looking?'
"Every one seems to think her a good
looking woman.- Mr. Whitcomb used to
think so," and Mrs. Basset's iron slid
smoothly over a shining napkin.
The disturbed wife was fast losing a
calm view of the situation. She rose
and sauntered to a glass hanging
against the wall, saying with an hys
"Papa und aunt say that he only
married mo becauso I was pretty. But
I'm positively getting wrinkled now,
and Henry can't endure wrinkles."
She looked iu with a frown at the puck
ered forehead reflected in the glass.
To herself, she was saying: "To go
back home and leave hiui here with
her, and I not knowing what she is
like I can't do it! Silly unreasonable
child that I am!"
"She is married now," suggested Mrs.
"Ob, yes, I suppose so. All attrac
tive women get married. Women in
the country follow the fashions a great
deal nowaday don't they? I mean,
if they are clever enough. I suppose
they copy tho pictures they see, and
follow the directions of tho maga
zines." "This woman takes a magazine; 1
have often seen it," interposed Mrs.
"Oh, does she?" exclaimed the
troubled little woman. "Now, then,
do you know if she wears bell skirts or
circular skirts?" She bent over upon
the edge of the ironing-board, ber chin
in her hand, while her clouded gaze
followed now the gliding iron and was
now raised to tho face of the farmer's
wife. "Maybe she wears the umbrella
skirt; I always detest it An umbrella
never was anything but ugly. I'd hate
to think of the ungraceful thing dang
ling around me. Does she call It that?"
she asked, anxiously. "They ure cut
like this," and with her slender fingers
she drew an imaginary figure tagges
tive of a cone in shape, cutting out its
apex carefully. "It works like a charm,
ia plain and smooth at the waist, bnt
the bottom la perfectly beautiful is
very full and stand away out like this.
a genius made that pattern! Does she
wear that kind of a skirt?"
Mra, Basset shook ber head,
"Some of her skirts are tolerable
wide. She's considered a very well-
dressed woman among her friends."
"Does sho have puffs on her sleeves
or her ahottlders, and big ruffles, the
Mm that stand out and give a woman
such a magnificent air? Ohl I've seen
ladies that looked positively sub
lime in their big silky sleeves, and,
when the dresses are light, covered
with lovely lace; and you see them
gliding around in a room full of peo
pleoh! they look " and she paused,
with a long convulsive sigh, "they look
like floating angels!"
Thero was a silence of profound ab
sorption for a moment, when she re
sumed: "Muybe sho stuffs her sleeves with
cotton wadding. Docs she? That
gives a striking effect."
Mra Basset's fund of information was
not extensive, aud her questioner was
In despair when blic only maintained,
"Yes, she is, no doubt, considered to
be a smartly-dressed woman."
"I wonder, now, if she ever wore a
Derby collar? Has she gloves and
shoes to match her dresses or to give
a harmonious contrast?"
Mrs. Basset had nothing further to
say, and, piling up the handkerchiefs,
went from the room, vouchsafing no
grain of comfort
The day after they had seen the doe
tor drive away from the Whitcomb
home. Farmer Iiasset said:
"I can't stand this way of doing any
longer. If Whitcomb doesn't like it, I
can walk back ngtiin across lots; but
I'm going over. It looks inhuman to
have an old neighbor back home again
and never go near him."
Mrs. Whitcomb learned of his de
cision, and, with loosely flowing skirt
caught up in one hand and shading her
eyes from the sun with tho other, she
tripped over the path that hill long
been lost in over-growing grasses,
through which the farmer had made
his way only a few minutes before.
She crossed a wide porch at the back of
the house, ascended n flight of narrow
uncarpeted stairs, and advanced on tip
toe down the hull toward a room from
which she heard sounds as of tome
one moving. Mie pluccd her open
palm lichtly against the door, which
was slightly ajar nnd stood listening.
Farmer Basset t's deep tones were say
ing: " Don't you know who I am? You
haven't forgotten that Jo Basset lives
in this neighborhood, have you'.'"
Mrs. Whitetmb pvshed the door ever
so little and Irtktd in. Iler heart
swelled np within lur.
"Oh, my poor dear husband, how
thin he lcol.s, with that shade over his
eyes! If it wasn't for that horrid
woman, I'd go back home where 1 be
long." The accusing tears were streaming
down her face as she looked at th? two
men in the darkened room.
Farmer Basset had put his hand upon
the sick man's chair, and the latter ha I
covered its brow a breadth with both
his white ones; his eyes were bandaged
from the light.
"You, oil Jo Basset?" he said,
eagerly. "Tins is good of you. A
farmer learns never to lose a minute's
sunshine, and yet you ccme into this
dark hole! You're a eplcudii fellow
"I'm powerfully glad to see you. You
don't look bad, you know just n little
rest is all you need," and Basket pro
ceeded to shako Lis friend's hand
heartily. "You've forgotten our quar
"Our quarrel?" said the other, won
deringly. "What quarrel, Jo? You
don't mean any of those quibbles wo
were always having? I don't seem to
remember," and lie turned his uuseoiiig
face upward inquiringly.
"Oh, you've forgotten it! Now, I tell
you I'm mighty glad of that. I might
have known it, seeing that you ure
married yourself. About my wife
don't you remember, o'.d boy?''
'Your wife?" responded the other,
and then a beaming smile, broke forth
upon his fuec! "Clara? Of course, I
remember now. Hie was a lino
girl, uua it i!ul hurt me, spring
chicken that I was, when you got ia
ahead of mo there. Forgotten it!" aud
his laugh rang merrily in spite of his
weakness. "Well, I should say I havo.
Y'ou ought to sjo Mrs. Whitcomb! I
would have her hero now, but the doc
tor insists on rest for me, and says I'm
in aperpe'.ual deiirium when Mrs. Whit
comb is by. It's hard medicine worse
than any ia his bottles. Do you won
der 1 didn't remember our old quarrel?
It's fun, though; I'm gladyou reminded
mo of it"
Farmer Basset rubbed his hands in
glee ; nothing could have delighted him
more than seeing his friend in s-ueli
Mrs. Whitcomb stood without the
door, the very tears stopped upon hi r
face in the consternation of tho mo
ment. Mrs. Basset, with her straw
hat shaped like a bent scoop-shovel and
its dejected trimming, her round
basque with its buttons down tho
front, the-skirt with its bunch of full
ness around tho waist, the dull thick
shoes this was the vision that rose in
her mind. This was the womuv over
whom sho hud beeu erieviug! With
trembling step and downcast hea l she
made her way down the stairs, out iuto
tho open air, and there held council
with her own follies and humiliation.
The next day she sat in tho farmer's
wagon, uuder the shade of his big,
black umbrella, w ith her own silk one
by her side in its newest cover, und be
hind them was her trunk. Mrs. Basset
stood iu the doorway, seeing them
"Yes, Henry -will be nil right, with
you to watch him now and then," she
said, cheerfully, from her high seat "I
shall bo perfectly satisfied. Let mo
know, of course, if ho should get worse
aud the doctor says he won't. You've
been very kind to me, let me say again,
and good by!"
She was driven off with a heart freed
of its burden and as light as the rtepof
the fleet-footed horses, silently blessing
the harmlcssness of an unfashionable
woman. Anna Embree, in Arthur's
A Boston Wi m ui Saw the Fair.
There is a woman in Boston who
went to tha world's fair when slis wai
too ill to so a h:;r frienis. Her heart
was so ir.uc'i set uja glng that it
seemed a question whether staying at
borne would not thrautea her uf j more
than going. At all C7ents she went,
attended by her sister, whi is a physi
cian, her brother und a nursa. They
took ber to a hotel close to tbe gates
and rolled her about fino mornings in a
reclining chair. An t if tb?y chanced
to encounter any of their friends from
Boston the sick woman's attendants
would say: "O, she isn't ablo to see
anybody yet" Boston Transcript
BY THE SHEAR3.
Ninetv-oxb per cent, of tbe farmers
In Utah own their farms.
Life insurance is more popular in
America than in any other country.
A specs of gold weighing the mil
lionth part of a grain may be easily
seen by the naked eye.
TnE smallest bird in the world is the
"flyeater" of Cuba. It is one-third the
size of the hummingbird.
A 8Now-nousB built by Charles Pen
dergast, aged eleven, at Montreal, col
lapsed, burying the boy and causing
The fourth verse of the twentieth
chapter of Revelations contains more
words than any other verse in the New
Documents just discovered prove
that in 1833 a city called Belgrade was
projected a few miles below Detroit
and Cassandra was mapped a few miles
north. Xeithcr city ever got farther
than on paper.
FioriiF.s for a new sort of census are
being gathered by Prof. Earl Burns, of
Stanford university. He has scattered
circulars to parents all over California,
asking them whether their children
tell lies; if so, from what motive and
how often, etc.
AROUND THE GLOBE.
Tnn deepest artesian well is at
Potsdam, 5,509 feet deep.
Tite roofs of Egyptian temples are
composed of huge blocks of stone laid
from column to column.
Is some parts of England it is cus
tomary to send to friends immediately
after death a paper bag of biscuits.
China is making great preparations
for a fair to be held in a year or two,
which occurs every sixty years, ner
subjects from all over the world are
expected to attend.
Tiieue was a decrease of 7,000,000 lire
in the Italian customs receipts during
January; whilo the revenue from in
direct taxation shows a total falling
off of 11,000,030 liro in the last six
A.v authority is of the opinion that
the natives of Mashonaland are all de
scended from a commercial people who
some 3,000 years ago penetrated from
Camels have been emploped in south
ern Ilussia for drawing plows and it is
reported that tho experiment has
proved perfectly satisfactory. On ono
estate, not far from Kieff, eighteen
camels are at work and, owing to oats
being dispensed with In their feeding,
their keep is found to cost much less
than that of horses.
Miss Charlotte Vouso, for forty
three years the editor of the Monthly
Packet, lias been retired.
Mas. Amelia E. Mark has taken the
place formerly occupied by Mrs. Bur
nett as the best paid female author in
ViaaiLirs, bishop of Salzburg, was
declared a heretic In tho fourteenth
century for publishing a book to prove
that there were antipodes.
1,410 BnslieU Potatoes Fer Acre. Kl
This astonishing yield was reported
hy Abr. Ilahn, of Wisconsin, but Sal
zer's potatoes always get there. The
editor of the Rural Xew Yorker reports
a yield of 730 bushels and 8 pounds per
acre from one of Salzer's early pota
toes. Above 1,410 bushels are from
Salzer's new seedling Hundredfold.
II is new early potato, Lightning Ex
press, has a record of 803 bushels per
acre. He offers potatoesas low asS3-50
a barrel, and the best potato planter in
the world for but 83.
If you will cut this out axd sexd rr
with Cc postage to the John A. Salzer
Seed Co., La Crosse, Wis., you will re
ceive free his mammoth potato cata
loguo and a package of sixteen-day
"Get There, Eli," radish. kJ
One reason why there Is not more good
being done is because some people want to
wait uu to-morrow 13 oecin. twin's noru,
Ni:w YoiiK, Feb. 19, 1891.
CATTT.E N'atlvo Steers 4 40 C. 4 70
COTTO.V MliWlin-' 7S 8
FI.OUH Winter Wheat 2 80 (. 4 SS
WIIK AT-N11. 2 Red (0iS4 Wi
l llliN NO. i 4'."al& '
O.vrs Wornem Mixed a'hs'i
I'Ultlv Acu- ..less 13 JU ' 14 uu
DKKVK.S shipping Steers... 4 IS
M"illutn 3 7
HOGS Fulr to Select 4 75
SI! KKP Fair to Choice S 85
Fani'v to Exlrado.. S SO
WHEAT No. Kel Winter... f2
C'OHN No. S Mixed
OATS No i 29
KVK-No. 2 W
TUUACUO-Luvs 4 00
ft 11 U0
Leuf Hurley 0i
HAY Clear Timothv .
l'OHK Standard Mess (new).
HACON Clear Klbs
LAltU rrinio Steam
JK;S Fair to Choiea
SitEKP Fair toChoioo
FI.OVK Winter Patents... .
WHEAT No. 2 Spring
No. 2 Ked
CORN No. 8
POIUC Mesa (new)
ft 12 0:19
34 S ft
12 22aa 12 25
CATTLE Shipping Steers... 3 55 O
HOiS-AU tirades 4 75 ft
WHEAT No. sitea M ft
OATS No. 2 27s
COKN-No. 8 J
FLOUR-Jlifh Uraio 2
CO UN No. 8
OA'l S Western S
ft l 01
PORK New Mess IS fc7'ift 13 0)
U.UOSJ -SlilCS ft 'i
LOTION Miildlinj ft 7 '4
WHEAT No. I ReJ ft 57
CORN-No. 2 Mixed ft SSlf
OA'l S-No. 2 Mixed ft 31
PORK New Mess to IS 50
HACOX-Clear Rib ft '
COTION-Mlddlin,' ft 1
A BAD TEMPER
penerally accompanies a torpid liver and
Indigestion. An In-door life often bring on
this condition; there follows anaemia, or lack
of blood, frequently another worse effect
that of Dyspepsia. Dr. Pierce's Golden Med
ical Discovery is the restorative tonio and
liver uivigorator which will positively curt
just such cases.
Mrs. r. A. Ukr, or ir
belt, llaltimure Co., AM.,
writes: "Physicians pro-
founocd my cose acute
ndigestlon. If it had
not boon for Dr. Pierce's
Q olden Medical Discov
ery and Pk-sssnt Pellets
I firmly believe I would
: have been in my rove,
. for nothing did me any
aood until I becran tak
j', . t . . . a . . .
Xs ery " also evrtdmy child
V r nttfht-sweaU and a
if? 7 followed an attack of
ZTt Pneumonia. Wo cannot
urs.r. a.ubh. pr&lM your medicines
loo Dig-my. ooia oy an ateaictne atxueis.
PIERCE, r. CURE
OR HOMEY USTVRMEOi
Highest of all In Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
"I is noticed," says t'nrle Mosc, "dstde
fellers dat does etc mos' shoutin' an' talkin'
about deir future life is de ones dat don't
come anyways nigh investin' all deir money
ia it" Indianapolis Journal.
Desfnens Cannot be Cured
by local applications, as they cannot reach
thediseased portion of theeur. There isoaly
ono way to cure Deafness, and that is by con
stitutional remedies. Deafness iseaused by
an iufla-ned condition of the mucous lining
of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube
rets inflamed you have a rumbling sound or
lmperfo.-t hearinir. and when it is entirely
closed Deafness is tho result, and unless the
inflammation can bo taken out and this tube
restored tills normal condition, hearing will
be destroyed forever; nine cases out of ten
are caused by catarrh, whic h is nothing but
an intiamod condition of tbe mucous sur
faces. we will irive Ono Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deafness (caused bv catarrh) that
cannot bo cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Send for circulars, free.
F. J. cii en gt uo., roieao, u.
Sold bv Druirirists. 7."c.
all's Family Fills, 3j cents.
"Hit's mltrhtv hahd ter set a (rood ex
ample,'' remarked Uncle Kben. who was in
rather a cloomy mood . "an- wnen yon a us
through voh ain' got no 'surance of hatcuiu'
anyt'iu(r.'i' Washington Star.
8oath mt Half Rates.
On March 8 and Anril 9. 1 sui. tho Louis
ville fc Nashville Railroad will sell tickets
for their regular trains to principal points
in the south at one sinele fare for the round
trip. These excursion rates take in the prin
cipal cities and towns in Tennessee. Ala
bama, Georcia. West Florida nnd Missis
sippi. Tickets will be (food to return within
twenty days, aud will be on sale at St. Louis.
Evansville, Louisville and Cincinnati on
above dates. Throuph cars from these cities
to principal points south. Ask your tirkct
agent, and if lio can not furnish you tickets
from your station, writo to U. P. Atmoke,
General Passenger Agent, Louisville, Ky.
"Now," said the storekeeper, as he gazed
proudlv at the lettering on his new brass
sign, that's what I call polished English."
160 World's Fair Photos for 61.
These beautiful pictures are now read v for
delivery in ten complete parts 1H pictures
comprising each part and tiie whole set can
be secured by the payment of One Dollar,
sent to Geo."H. HEAFn otn. General Passen
ger Agent. Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul
Railway, Chicago, 111., and the portfolios of
pictures will be sent, free of expense, by
mail to subscribers.
Remittances should be made by draft,
money order, or registered letter.
'TnET say Brown has taken the lecture
platform:" '"Shouldn't wonder; take any
thing he can lay his hands on." Atlanta
Flaccid Muacl Grow Strong,
Weak attenuated frames a 'quire sound,
healthy flesh, woe begone, hollow faces till
out and berome cheerful when Hostctter's
Stomach Bitters is used as a stomachic to
improve digestion and assimilation. More
over, it cures bilious and kidney trouble, and
protects tho system against 'malaria and
chronic rheumatism. Use it systematically.
TnE girl who can skate has a good time,
but the girl who is learn tog has her hand
squeezed tho tightest. Atcliisun Ulobe.
Farm Renters May Become Farm Owners
If thev move to Nebraska before the price
of land climbs out of sisht. Write to J.
Francis, G. P. & T. A.. Burlington Route,
Omaha. Neb., for frco pamphlet. It tells
all about everything you need to know.
A Tioga, man calls his cook Misery, be
cause she loves company. Philadelphia
SOOTHES, SUBDUES, CURES.
pcraoa tlastlnirSalser'iSemsnsTcrfcioiriof hard times,
f &3? F?feSi Vegetable ar e
fer -jP if: "SfE 9 tl.ooiat pa;d
Oct Tnere EH"
ill al tSlm VJLi V4 . 5 W -J
Who Are for the
A remedy which, if used as directed a few weeks before con
finement, robs it of its Pain, Horror and Risk to Life of both
mother and child, as thousands who have used it testify.
" I used two bottles of '.Mothers' Friend' with marvelous results,
and wish every woman who has to pass through the ordeal of child-birth
to know if they use 'Mothers' Friend' for a few weeks it will rob con
finement of pain and suffering and insure safety to life of mother and
child. Mrs. Sam Hamilton, Eureka Springs, Ark.
Book to Mothers mailed free containing voluntary testimonials.
Bent by expresi. charges prepaid on receipt of price, SI SO per bottle.
Sold by all Drugg-tsu. BBADF1ELD REGULATOB CO., Atlaxta, OA.
Rrxn i. four vonrn of ai. was aatlinar
down the Columbia river with a party of
friends. He was much interested in every
thing he saw, and at length ventured this
remark: "Papa, l think this noat must nave
awiul long leel to want in mis water."
A Kenttcrt person has just lost a bet of
ten dollars that his daughters didn't dance.
One of the girls admitted that she hud
"schottisched once across the parlor and
back," whereupon tho parson handed over
the monev. Kansas Citv Star.
T7sn.E Geoboe "I trust. Henry, that you
are out of debt." Henry -No, I haven't
got quite so far as that; but I am out Of
everything else." Boston Transcript.
No Sateh Remedt can be had for Coughs
and Colds, or any trouble of the Throat, than
'Xfrvtrir Brvnctiial 'J'ructwt." Price, 25 its.
A Chicago man who had just surrendered
his waUh to a footpad was moved to re
mark that ho didn't know when he had been
so pressed for time. Washington Star.
AeTons, Vocalists. Public Speakers praise
Hale's Honey of Horehnund nnd Tar.
Pike's Toothache Drops Cure ia one minute
Give love the power, and it will always
help. Ram's Horn.
Be eras to read advertisement of Plant
Seed Co., so old reliable firm.
As open mouth closes tho ears. Ram's
Brings comfort and improvement nnd
tends to personal enjoyment when
rightly used. The many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best producU to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Svrup of Figs.
Its excellence is due to its presenting
in the form most acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect lax
ative ; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches and fevers
ana permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of tho medical
profession, because it acts on the Kid
neys, Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by ell drug
gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Sjrup
C. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if ollered.
cun q mrQ
Ridish fit for uro In 19 da-sand
gauiggue alone, to. for poeuce.
aVI llfcYI tt 1 ay -7' .3
First Time to Undergo
Trial, we offer
t-jrAL&n-JX IBS:. LaaaHsTUSt
m mt. dmotlf ally
UluuraMd, to every
KKW ttnhnrrlber to
for ISO, who will
Mn1 au csnu extra
to cover pottace.
How to Got Thlt
Tltmit to addrt$$ (m-
1W 3Jo. Staf that
you taw this adrer
futmmtin (M paper,
and thit you are not
at present a tubserit
or regular purrhatr?
tf Strirmtr t. WtwiU
t hn tnter yaurnanu
for one yrar bfQinntnf
with thf current Utut
iunl'i nllierwi$e in
Hrueted) and tend m
the lound vn(umv
The honk uHlt b eeni
only to tho$e toko ankfnr f at th tim of tubteriblng.
Charles Scribner's Sons,
743 Broadway, New York.
(Medtli aid Diplomat)
On Ui following article,
PKKB1L51 Kg. 1 CH0C011TK,
GEMM SWEET CHOCOLATE,
Tor " irarHT of material,"
eicfllenl fl.iror," and "uai
form ercn cvuipualuou.
SOLD BY GROCERS EVERYWMEflK.
WALTER BAKER & CO., DORCHESTER, MASS.
Hnitnl rustnm work, cost in IT from
rfifwrnvt ? $4 1 $j. cst value for the money
I UEJlUlnl; I tbe world. Name and price
is tarn pea on me Douom. every
k pair warranuQ, i unc no suusu.
W I. it Irval nnnrrt fnr full
feftw .Ail it "?a dCTintion of our complete
jTOrTEPpl i rv.s for ladies and gen.
d. bv mail. Postage free. You can get the best
Ely's Cream Balm
C'loanpes the Nasal
Passages, Allays Puin
Restores tho Sense of
Taste and Smell.
Heals the Sores.
Appl Bnlm Irtnpftrh nnntrtl.
ELY IIBUS., X Warren sc. N.Y.
ASS TOtTS JIWILER FOR
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tar y xvt itus prca mq um you
HALM'S ANTI-RHEUMATIC AND
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. Cnrc nnd Prevents HheumntlMn. Indigestion,
fscfuL in Muln-la ami Kevera. CioanM-s tbe m
li-eth onrt I'romctet Hie Appetite. Sweetens
the ilroatti. otrpit mc 'l ooacco liaon. en-m
. dorseU bjr the Medical Kacultr. food for 10,
' loorliS cent pacKnirt?
1 or Pnntul y'ue.
GEO. B. HAI.H. 140 W. 2lh St., Kew Tork.
If You Want a First-Class ArtlcV.
TRACTION AND PORTABLE
Threshers and Horse Powers.
Write for Illustrated CatoJoeno, mailed Free,
M. RUM ELY CO.. LA PORTE. INO.
ACRES OF LAND
for 'ale bj the Sauit Pact,
A Ivlith Railsoao
CoaTAWT In Minnesota. Eeud for Map and Clrcu
Jan. They will be tent to joo
Land Conuniuioncr. Et. Paul. Minn.
Fine Farming Land
Phillips Co., Wisconsin,
Will lit SOLD at a BARGAIN.
A. I. eeuowu axnapirts CO.,
MS Daarfcora at., Cktcaaa,
Fiuir ci lie
with Tf Utl,
cured many taoit.
i amincd Braelets. From nt tins rrmptom, r.pidly diMppcir,
an intea i intt least to-thirdt of n mpfonu.f.Lff5,7??.
66k "t t"imnnial, et
C or f'lmnnial, l (niraruioill euro mi rKBK,
AY TnEATHWT FUIIIIISKEO FREE b
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