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3 THg ARGUS, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 5 lfQg. .
A PAIR OF
Thla was not sucn a dou oit or cnar
acterization. Mrs Mason, yon see, ia
the line cf her like, had her perceptions.
"I just work at it odds and ends cf
time," Cassius remarked with an as
sumption of indifference and a reality
of bursting pride.
"What parts do yon think it would
be nice for?" Mrs. Mason questioned.
There was a poser. The part was nev
er written that that gown, with its bar
liario splendor cf color and its common
conventional cnt, would suit, bat I
could not hesitate I bad not the heart
so I declared it a creation fitted for Fe
dora. When tho words were out of my
mouth, I felt tho cruelty of them. Fe
dora was hardly a part that even these
children of hope cculd expect fortune to
throw in Mrs. Mason's way. But, as
usual, I did injustice to their disinter
ested fascination with all that relates
They were charmed with my observa
tion. They looked at each other and nod
ded. "There, that's jnst what I eaid!"
"It's just in the spirit of Fedora!" ex
claimed tho other.
I was glad they did not further press
the question as to where Mrs. Masou
was going to wear it.
Mrs. Mason was not quite as devoid
rf dramatic gifts as was Cassins, but
she might as well have been an utter
stick for all tho good her capacity to
"TTtlf, tee iw he vetting to svppcr."
feel a scene could ever do her. Tho man
ager his professional instincts weie
keen c ncugh regarded them both with
u bitterness born of tho sense that th; y
were tho sign and seal of his own de
cline and fall, and abundantly ro-en-forced
by every prejudice in him. They
Arc gayly unconscious that their pres
ence marked him bankrupt.
Ouo night I was near him in a hotel
dining room when tho waiter seated
him opposilo them, though you may
bo sure at another (able, lie grouued r.s
bis rye fell on them.
"i'ut mo on the other side, for God's
sake," ho exclaimed with tragic empha
sis and then to another old actor and
fellow sufferer: "I can't ci.t if I have
to Fee that amaytoor monkey and his
nmaytonr ma so giddy and happy over
there. Fakirs? They ain't fakirs. A fel
low has to know a drop cm-lain from a
sewing machine to get up to being a
fakir. They're Oiey 're worse than elo
cutionists." Before long business looked np, faint
ly enough, but saClciently to permit
ilr. Licroy the luxury of getting rid of
Mrs. Mason and Ossius It was against
his principles to pay anybody anything,
but now r.s a rucasnre Ecrefsary tc their
dismissal and his own relief be turned
his back on principle and gave them
some money. '
I discovered that this gave me a fine
opportunity to strike for my salary and
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need never hece to. niid I was ready to
compromise for cash the possibilities of
My efforts Lad a drgrcc of success,
and I triumphantly took my way back
to Kcw York with tho dismissed pair.
I congratulated them upon their situa
tion. I thought them, in truth, very
They accepted my view with alacrity
and volubility and were full of ingen
ious explanations of the manager's self
sacrifice in dismissing, not in paying,
them, they meant. .
I mrwcJcarued the exact details of
their financial situation. They were
hardly reassuring to my skeptical mind,
but tho pair I always thought of them
as the pair did not themselves take a
dismal view cf their case. A hundred
dollars of the memorable $ 400 was still
in bank. This fact filled me with ad
miring wonder, especially I when consid
ered the purchase of that wine colored
satin and the accompanying cartload of
embroidery silks. But if they indulged
in some remarkablo extravagances it is
plain, you see, that they were, in the
main, most frugal, and they had had an
energy and a lack in wresting money
from managers at which I never ceased
I speak of one financial revolution ;
there was bnt one. They had a purse in
common, as if they were living in an
r.ncicnt romance. They wcro blind in
tho modern view that this is a greater
strain than friendship can stand.
Arrived in Kew York they took rooms
in neighboring lodging houses on South
7nshiugton square for it happened
they could not find what they wanted in
either one alone aud once having seen
the possibility cf establishing them
selves near something green it was
highly chnraeteristio of them, inborn
cockneys though they were, that nothing
clso would do.
Then, with an oil stove, a coffeepot,
a stewpan and eight dishes, belongings
that had seen service before and were
taken cut cf storage, they set up what
is known to tho initiated as light house
keeping. Despite the woman's failing health,
her dragging step and ber cough, they
were still, as Mr. Leroy had so bitter
ly complained, giddy and happy. To
have freedom, freedom to talk about the
theater as much as they liked, with
none to make them afraid, to be in a
town full of billboards, seemed to fill
Cassius during our journey and in the
burly burly of arrival, had proved him
self possessed of great gifts as a courier,
gifts that he exercised not only for
Aunt Maggie and himself, but for me
us well. I expected to stay in town ail
summer, and he had given me invaluable
aid in re-establishing myself. He had run
errands and driven naiis and hung pic
tures aud hounded trades people in
short, ho laid me under great obligations
iu taking much cf the worst of life off
It was all dono out cf simple good
ness of heart and pleasure in exercising
his powers, and of course my relations
with himself and Mrs. Mason were now
fixed. Scon they came to me for a grave
consultation. They were thinking of
eking out this income by seeking posi
tions as stago supernumeraries supes
was tho word used iu our conversation.
Tho point was. Did I think this course,
if most secretly managed, would hurt
their profrssonal position and prospects?
Their professional position and pros
pects! I didn't think it would.
Then it came out that tho thing was
already done they were engaged for a
new piece. It was to be adorned with
an exceptionally accomplished mob, and
they were to be part of tho mob. Now,
at tho last, their fears for the cherished
professional position end prospects bad
mado them hesitate.
I brought np my c!d argument and
said I thought the mob would add to
their experience, aid, as before, they
raptairusly argued that that was the
view to take.
"Daly puts bis extra people on the
list of his company," Castius informed
me, with great satisfaction. "The stago
manager is going to tako just as much
1 .tii:s with the mob as with the the
otlur actors" said Mrs. Mason, stum
bling over the chance of denying them
selves the beloved title.
I thought to myself that he wcnld
certainly have to tako a great deal
move. The public does not need to be
informed that "supes" are not usually
brilliant, and I reflected, further, that if
tho zeal of my friends did not too far
coiiservo their discretion their superior
qualities might possibly win them val
uable good will.
Their luck that sovereign factor in
all things theatrical was still amaz
ingly good. The demand for old women
as "extra ladies" is commonly small,
indeed, but in a mob, you see, all sorts
are needed, Bnd ia such a very swell
mob as this was to bo talent must have
some chance to shiue, for here was a
place where Cassias and Mrs. Mason
must ly comparison be railed talented.
My best hopes were more than met.
An astute creature, haif manager, half
newspaper man, saw my pair and dis
covered that he bad a nse for Cassias.
He was about to seek public faVor for a
ahowcf his own (he afterward
tised it on the billboards, ir,--.
as having no plot and no literary
merit). This show was a earrfni
pound of burlesque, horse play and vari-1
ety business and Cassins' antics in the '
mob disclosed just the qualities of move- i
nicnt wanted for a "part" in "The '
Kicking Kitten. " The part was that cf
a make believe toy manikin, a toy that I
should display its activities to the audi- i
ecccs cf the future only when properly I
wound up. The proprietor of "The I
Kicking Kitten" was a perceiving per- '
son.. This feat of gotre when wound n
ana stopping when run down was exact
ly the kind of being Cassias conld shine
in, and, proud as if he were to star in
Hamlet, Cassius soon announced his
engagement and devoted his leisure to
studying and imitating the movements
of the mechanical toys exhibited on
Fourteenth street pavements. Tho new
play (God save the mark) was to be
tried on a dog the phrase is technical
in a summer tour. Two days before
his departure aa one of its attractions
Cassius came to sec me. He wore a curi
ously familiar air cf combined fear and
friendliness, and, sure enough, he pres
ently asked me to lend him $10. He
said be had a chance to get, if he got it
that night, a (20 truck for $10. Hewas
to leave Monday morning. He must pack
his things on Sunday. He could not get
the trunk without the money. He needed
it greatly. He and Aunt Maggie had not
eg much in tho bouse, and hewas afraid
to go away and leave her with any less
than she had anyway. He had just heard
of aud seen the trunk within the last
It was unnecessary to say so much.
I had received too many small kind
nesses from him to refuse hira his
money if I had it But I had it not All
my money was in bank, and until Mon
day morning I was practically penni
less. A very little reflection, however,
showed me a way to the desired end.
I had the resources cf experie nce. I
had been both practically and positively
penniless before. Pawnshops are not
closed at 8 o'clock on a Saturday night,
though banks ere. I gave him my watch
and told him to get his $10.
It was on the Monday cf Cassius de
parture that ilrs. Mason came to sec
me about this same business.
"I just wanted to speak to you a
minute," she suid, with embarrassed
hesitancy, sitting down before me. The
act had ai expr.-ssiou of half business.
The red nud wbito paint was height
ened in effect by a coquettish white
veil, aad htr speech was more broken
by coughing than usual.
"It's about Cas3:us"sho continued
after uomo encouragement "about
you, let hira have your watch. Oh, it
seems dreedful, but to uid nerd the
money! Only. Mi&s Addington, I must
tell yon I'm afraid Casia3 did not tell
you qnito the truth about that mcnev.
I know hc'il pay it back, but 1 wish
he'd said what was ju?t so abect w bat
he wanted with it, Ccr,ius is good; he
has no bad habits Lut he doesn't al
ways think it's wroo to tell things
that aro not esactiy so, and I da I can't
stand it. lie didn't want it fcr a trunk.
Ho wonldn't take any we had. lie said
there was too little for me to I e K ft
with, and Lo might die, cr something.
He needed a lot of little things dread-
gave hi: my watch.
fully, but I wish he'd told you all about
it And now. Miss Addington, lean pay
yon that money, and wo can get your
watch right off. Yes I can, and I feel
as if I'd rather. It isn't as if you'd
known just what you were doing when
you gave it to him."
With all her fondness for Cassius it
was useless to try to make Mrs. Mason
share my surprised admiration cf his
shrewdness, his kuowlcdgo of human
nature in asking mo to help him to a
bargain, and getting all my feminine
prejudices on his side, instead cf sim
ply appealing to my reasonable grati
tude and benevolence with the less dra
matic facts of the case, but I was suc
cessful in-persuading her to leave me
It was soon clear that Mrs. Mason's
sharo of the luck so often referred to
had deserted her.
Tho play constructed nror.nd tho mob
was withdrawn, and, aa I feared, she
found no farther demand fcr "extra"
ladies cf ber age. f:ho said to me that
if only the satin gown were finished she
thought she might get a place on its
merits. As Cassius bod -taken various
small parts cf the beloved garment to
embroider during bis wanderings, like a
modern Ulysses end ' Penelope relied
into one, this hallucination was safe
from rude destruction, and I had small
conscience about encouraging it I saw
it was comforting.
Bat lack of employment was not Mrs.
Moan's worst t rem Mo now. She was
becoming all the time weaker and sick
er. Yet she seemed happy, and when
occasionally I managed to take her to
the theater, no matter what the play or
whom the players, ber poor wrinkled,
plastered old face beamed with uncloud
ed joy. Sho would smother her cough in
ber handkerchief and forgetting her
habitual economy recklessly squander
her gloves in indiscriminate applause. !
I must add that she took an apolncetio
t0De DOot tnis naoir lja PPealed to
e to say if it was net very pleasant to
PPU"1 uen one was pleased. "You !
sbe "ont iu IlliMO' 'ho la- J
,ts nartl,r evt' do applaud. At least'
tnpy Qidn't nse to. They didn't seem to (
,n'nk va lauylike, and I always '
want01 to o!"
Her emancipation from sewing and
,POm rocn ineongenial conventionalities
uroade expression of ber lovo fcr
thitiS theatrical seemed enough to '
make her last .tens to the grave bright- j
. .... - I
r man an ner uie oeiorc. tc. as yon : e wear in it forever. I'm afraid ah
have fort-ween, to the grave she was soon ' feel., worse todav and won't say so."
to como. j cabins bad waylaid n.o in a hall to
It 14 rnnous by tho way, considering confide bis fears and when I returned
that there all life's stories mut finally . to Mrs. M.vxwi I f.inoitKi there was in
end. how conventional a goal it seems ' deed a new melancholy in bvr mood. In
in story ti lling. her glowing raiment ahe was sitting.
But, as it happens, the small events I
have started out to relate culminated
only as my friends took their parts in
the uuiversal tragedy and as always
tout tragedy brings out as no other set
ting could all the touching helplessness
and sweetness of their dingy, stumbling,
Cassius did well on the rood. The en
tertainment, with no literary merit and
no plot, fulfilled its purpose and pleased
a number of people. Cassins' share in
its success, as we learned from his let
ters, covered him with glory. He toon
was looking for a barker, that theatrical
good fairy so inexplicably subject to en
treaty, preparatory to starting as the
toy man upon a starring tour, of course
with "a play" pi-perly built around
This ambition sounds wild enough,
I'ut what is wilder than history, espe
cially let ns take a comprehensive
phrase history in the show business?
Cassius might have made a fortune.
Needless to say he was sure ho would,
aud win immortal fame as welL
But it was not to te. Acnt Maggie
became too ill to be left alone. Her
money was almost gone, and before the
summer was past Uastins gave np his
engagement and practically his search
for a backer and returned to take care
Through all this I heard nothing of
Mrs. Mason's danghtvr. After Cassius'
return he told me that wbil he was
away she bad sent ber mother ft u. "She
hasji't any appreciation cf Aunt Mag
gie, " was his only comment. But if her
daughter cared little about her and was
otiprcssed by little sense of duty, Mrs.
Ma-on had consolations such as wiser
people orten lack.
Friendship, like all matters of feel
ing, is a mystery. Kvidt-ntly to enjoy it
it is not UfcesKiry to bo able to read
what Emerson says about it Here were
these two, with nothing cf intclk-rt or
deep spiritual experience to found con
geniality cpan, still building ont f
their crazy littlo tastes and loyal little
affections tho great blessing for them
selves. Cassius made np his mind to take
Mrs. Mason out of tho city. It srcniid
the right thing to do, but I was trou
bled as to how he w as to tako care of
her anywhere. However, be had brought
a little money home with him and was
quite nubnrdenrd with fears for the
future. Oh. we'll got on somehow. I
can do lots of things" ho declared.
I t'k it as evidence that he could
when in three days ho found just the
place ho wanted and moved to it.
It was on Long Island and was half
farmhouse, half old fashioned roadside,
tavern. It was within two miles of an
anriei.t village now brought low and
become a summer watering place.
Yes, bo was right, that young man,
when be said he rob Id do a lot cf
things Ho did them. Tbeonehehad
made of his diplomacy in getting my
watch did not exhaust it. Ho entered
his new boarding place on the regular
footing, and that footing bo made firm
by paying his and Aunt Maggie's board
iu advance for two snrccesive weeks.
Then he successfully rearranged matters
and defrayed bis own expenses with bis
Ho was incredibly industrious, and
before tiio lato lingering colony of vis
itors left the village bo gave an enter
tainment for their bent fit and bis own.
"A tutti frutti entrrtaimneut,"he call
ed it on bills he painted with a brush.
Something of his situation, bis care
cf the dying woman, bad gotten noised
about (I den t think he aimed to con
ceal the facts), and the entertainment
was I was told, in every sense a suc
cess. I knew cf its attractions only by
hearsay, for, though I was taking a late
vacation from city streets and dramatic
agents and had established myself in
the old tavern with my pair of players.
I staid with Mrs Mason while Cas
sias ministered to the public's amuse
ment. Mrs. Masou bad now become so
weak that she needed more care than
Cassius could give l.tr.
"Cassius has finished the dress. It
didn't shew for half when yon saw it,"
she told me on the instant of our mot t-
ing. fc-he mado bim bring it for me to
are and had it hung over a chair where I
she could caress it with her thin hand,
As won as I was alone with bim Cas-
sius said. tear, filling hi. eye. he'
Mie kuows she is coins to die. I
and. he. iy. ,he wants to be buried in '
that dress I ran t stand to bear her
talk about it. but she told me that she'.
been so much rt rr.nanT for mo mr
srve knowher.audahe.. given TJITIT
me fcO murb good advice." I i . ... . . " '
j -.t ?. . ' there are tit many young una as
And with this singular peroration of gtrd as be ia. He lie r had any Lad
gratitude tue boy broke down and sob- habits aud and" slio Ufca to cry
bed. But lie soon rhecktd himself lo weekly "he's Un so good lo m.-. and
ttll me that lie bad snt for eorae more we've had such pl.aout Iidk-s I all in
yellow tmbr..idery silk and wa going to about play, and thing, whilo Im eta
embroiuer all the seam, of tbc gown. . Lroideted. I txvtr had such pleasant
fcbo thinks if. as handHimo as it films, and I've taken sueh an tut. rest
can tf, but it ain t I always keep baT- iu c vtry rtitrh."
ing ideas come to me when I'm at work The aituatiuo was rertalnly becrming
on anything like that " With this in- inteJerabie, yu it was eM r lo dif . r
toniiug wave of artistic complacency be tbs thau lo find a wav lo m ml It
crird bis ryts and quite cheerfally do-
parted to split kindling wood.
Tbc next day Mrs. Mason bad herself
dressed in the rcbe of her heart, and
With the ingenuity only known to wom
en and drunkards contrived to command
enough solitude aud strength to paint
ber face in the old unholy faahir.n. She
was gently p'.ca&ed and proud cf the re
salts, but Caseins said to me privately
that be was wnrrUd to see ber dress up
so. "the hasn't bad it on before since
it was finished," he explained. Tbey
both had a habit cf speaking of the
gown as "it," as if tlnrecocld be Lut
one substantive for that prone;. "She
wouldn't prt it on w hen I a 'bed ber lo.
E'ue just sail that was the tiux that
she wanted to be buried iu it; that she
always wanted lo wear somttbing like
that, aud coW the jas4 wanted to ibiiJc
, propped with pillows, looking ont of
j the window at the level, suuny, autumn
After a long silence, without tarnias
her eyes indoors she said :
"That motley Casting owes yon be
hasn't ever paid any of It?"
Then, ufn r mint In r silence: "Xotcf
course he hadn't hair spy chance. I'ut
the one that owes it really."
My reply she showed no sign of bear
ing. Oat cf ber own thought she spoke
again, at last turning upon me the fixed
gaae of a de-unite determination.
"I've thought e.f a way to pay it. I
guess you'll think it's I gueiN you'll
like my idea Cusius iuad this dress
for inc. It's mine, and I'll givo it to
you for the debt "
The crucified triumph of her inflec
tions told her feeling that I'd come off
&'ic t-ns tilting, pm;iinf irMi pdfoini.
v.-t 11 in this bargain, so I answered that
tho utes was worth a great dl me re
thuir as indeed it was could one
ever find the place in which it was
"Yes I I w'w," nwntrd Mrs M.v
on bctyr.a'vo dime u otj deal fc;r
is. You do ail the time, end it's wine,
and 1 sbun't ever really u.so it whilo
She sK .prunl r.r.d again looked a Irwg
time wit of tin- window before h edd
ed f.-mciasively, "I think oo ought to
I foutid it tr.nre than impossible to
speak to a living womau aix.ut her fast
waring need ! clothes for the grave. I
could give no hint that I knew tho wish
she wan sacrificing to honor.
Yet, hard us it wus for ino to under
stand liny intensity in such a f- ling,
ner straiie, strained rammer, her rrp,
fixed abittrurtiou cud her wide, pad,
unseeing ryes t'i!J me that this rruxhrd
desire tievoerrd her. Iu her litile mind
lived vividly the ancient, the primeval
feeling that a-w-niates forev r, even aft
er tl' i.ti;, Uwly i.i;d m.uI s.li it what
ever we call all tat gives id ntity.
In our mcdetu world tlir vital pas
siou springing, say, in Cre k literature,
from the deep belief in this or that cir
cumstance of sepalcht r is only it-iiier-f'-rtlycomprelMnded
aud with sn effort
but here, lcrscotb. Was all tho feeling
thnt cure Uov.-rrvd iu such Udiefs aud
paMhion in yet a simpler, a ia re prim
itive, fori.1, existing quite without i i
gions Rrvrchitioti and in a poor batter
ed little piece cf womankind, emly be
getting rn iiticltcrublu longing to wear
forever a fcovu that was rich and rare.
And here wus thi !.ir the con
suming desire of Ihcdrii.g 1 ramp!il by
the rt Uuthss rci.s icuce that bad hunt
ed ber tlu.'-r.gh life.
Truly tho iuevit tb!e human conflict
is found on qw.tr battlefield.
I devot-d my If to routing tho con
science. I t bet-lit If ,:.d h-d iU day,
r.nd I wanted Mrs. i!an to die rout
foitably, as sorb a veritable simple pa
gan should, soothed with the kucwltdge
that all that yellow t UiLniii rr was to
enwrap htr through nil time. But the
conucK'iicc bad arqeind lite ttret:tU it
bad o vi recipe. It was a stubU.ro, un
reasoning organ, and under iu iron rule
its pale victim gtcw daily mote and
In her Uaik lied counrkramrM the
near and nearer a preach cf dread dvwUt
itself was outweighed by the burden cf
this new sacritoo.
The r.urer. brant if ul little friendship
perhap7,he "u. wi K"T
f nf l.fi T7 7Z
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bJ lfce L5
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to "Irbould. Cios dt't aTwty.
,io ja,t ribt. , iTwat altudtd
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HTe was I cast fcr a very fchylot k and
in the drterintuatitn to make ir.e play
tbe part Thank Ciod. I have omwicjokl
lurid intrrrals in whuh I gl:nife tbe
uufath.'mablc and invaiuablo rifi-tbsof
iumukistrnry ard unrenwnab)tieM in
the human heart I luve a prtdound be- J
iiei in Ibe rapt-rier wuulotu Lorn of
these quaiilits. and though n.y exptTi
enoe of tln-ru in Mrs. M-j.n may sm-ui
to ctutribute but t.lightiy to ota:u
this faith I never t-lhrwiv re fouad 11m in
more to my uiiud. 1 tin.Jd l. t l rtak
down b'-r di-ttttiicai.cn to pay Caesiaa'
debt by any tliKct atlrk. I rliebgod
tny tat tin ft r the l iu t plan cf a irons
parent utile, oim; v.air-nt- d to d.ctivs
lily With the t(.Mt vt hr d- ctird.
I toufem d Willi C'aMius pr;atty
atd toiU bim 1 wculd uu U.e gewu.
aui th debt would be paid, bat that
whin the end cuum I found it hard to
steel tnyarlf to speak of prfc-ly details
thai the woman w ith ibe sublime r.-sig-natirm
rf th riyir g faced brave hr wb-n
we could do nothing more fur bir, I
slioohl give if bark to bin la It aed
as tue had wished. Then I told Liin
that Ibis was a confidential orcunuui
ration au.l that lie was to lie tray it to
Mrs. Mason at onrp, mining ctilythe
fact that I had rrivin this lst rt.ni
maud. M-emu Ulttve that I xappoerd
my secret iul ntinus successfully eecn t
ed. Sorely this ww a weak plot; I at. as a
plan ltr jd .'uMiig every one ro? teemed,
it was stmnc. awl it ru receded. 1 dm't
knew the fiiM ins and oats f Mrs. Ma
ron's lix'd rr-dulHy. but with that ds
linrtly prttcitiv. pagan flii:gt' hT
I dare say my puMtitn as one who
would lie enuteut to give hit the desire
of hT h-art, though shi could imt I.imw
it, locUed poMlt.le, But indeed I tin UOt
think she thtmght much about it iier
weary srruplis emcc tripiird in my little
net. she was tmly too gbid to m dteie at
lost with br lif.Iotig Mruglt the
struggle In twet n rouHTienre aiul dmtre
all are tmrn to, ,nt which inUce my
heart wih a new fitnms subliinitv as
I watrhtd this f.ll-b old child. P.T
has it was hardly with a uvuul ricltsy
that alte at last cscaiMd frotu this "teal
preuicuuicut," but bow t h.uii.tly Ut
compromise pleads the vicUuie ti tlie
Sunly an audirnee of bappy pods
watching our "blind and blundering
race," must have rerersed all other de
cisions at last and declared the tired
sewing woman a pleasing player, must
have found be demonstrating anew the
eutlluM diverting possibilities cf their
The fall was well advanced when rtn
her, cortumed to htr tniud, the curtain
CaHus the tide In his affairs having
flowed ai-d ebUd, again look up bis
fig!:t with fortune in the despised ranks
cf the raprrnumrrarios.
K'ectric Bitter, is a medicine .ail
ed Utr unj eeasou, but perbsx more
generally when tbe languid ex
hausted feeling prevails, when tbe
liver is torpid and sluppinh and the
need of a tonic and alterative i. felt.
prompt u.o of this medicine has
often averted Ion; and perhaps fatal
bilious fever.. No medicine will art
mora surelj in counteracting- and
freeing tbe system from the malarial
poison. Headache, Indigestion, con
stipation, dizziness yield to Klectric
bitter.. 6rtc atd fl per bottle at
Harts & Ullcmeyer'. drug .tore.
trtMwi ruttt rHwi
Ir. Wliiiauis' Indian Pile Ointment
will cure blind, bleeding, ahvtated
nd itcbiar pilra. It absorbs the
tansor.; a:iav. the itching at cnoe
tsasa poultice, ifires instant re
relief. Dr. Williams' lodiaa rile
Ointment is prepared onlv for piles
and itlblnc of the private part., and
nolLiog he. Lverj box is guaran
teed. Sold bj druggists, sent by
mail for b0 cents and 1 per box.
Williams M'f'o Co.. Props.. Clew
laud, Ohio. For aala by ail drug-
Whm lUliy vas sick, we
Wbaa sh aa a Oold, slw
'be mm bnat Miss, skt
WM ske WCkiidraa,Ski
Children Cry for
HoeSl f2 Dot ana,
KeteweuUme aoxsvc eJ
trtad euc wmU knvwa Fm
ance tiiawnhi Uae luUesn:
forWr O -jeisa lM0....,.KatM,,
li.lnm " .....iinSk.o. t
'!" i - l-kls. lkl,
rm rif luma,!!;
m Haawset Wmiirti mmt. K u
M Macaeales " . um , . Wi,
awarur " -..ae iuw.om
IKtiWeita afat aad
SHsliaaocaial fnni'i Sum I I
Ia crder tbat the clildrea
ctsj feel en interest le Thc
Autsi . a. well as tbe older
Members of tbs familj, a
scheme bs It-rs devised
whereby aom. bij cr pirl
betweea 8 and IC j er cf
" Ket aa order for IS
worth of Holiday fcol.at
the store of K. Ciami t
Co. Regititiinj; with
Wednrsdsy. Hce. S, cne
word of a flotation from
a well laow a author wi:i
be laser ted ia aoms Clt-pUr
advertisement cf a ltxk
Island or Davenport c.tab
Htbment. And each even
leg there Iter, te anl In
cluding Satardtj, Dec. 19.
another word from tie
same quotation will .be in
setted. Oa Doe. 19 all tbe
wotd. ia Ihetjuolatiua will
have bora prinied. aud tbe
hoy cr girl that baft tlie firtt
correct aiTargement e.f
word, at TiiK"At3i s l.ui
nes cfiioe will lie dermrl
tbe winner, and the prir.e
will lie so awarded.
1. Oolj one tLenbt ria
family may compete.
2. Only one an. wer from
each competitor will be
S. Each lep'v must give
age, fall name and aldtes
4. The family cf each
contestant must be Aau s
. The correct rcl
tbat first rtaebc. Tiik Ak
ct. office will w la the i iee.
C It is tot nrcefiarj to
wait until all the words
are printed to send replies.
7. All replies will l
marked at the exaet minute
received, and precedence
Rivet the first correct cae.
8. Ia otder te mk it
easier each word will t
printed la This Style cf
Type, which taaj be found
er read ilr.
ft. Competitors rtenot
hm las. tbaa ft or moretbaa
1 j eer, of age.
10. Ererj trp'j mast
be eea'ed la ea envelope
ad tsarial AUM's IJOU
DAT ttOOKCOSTCtr. If
delivered at THE AKfiUS
ofboe, the tims of its driv
ers' will be rr-dited. If
T jailed, tbe hoar of its
postmark will I recorded.
The lat work f the con.
test THE AU;h it flioe will
be opea uaLil ft p u.
If. If v rotrcrt an
swers are received tbe price
will be awarded te tbe cos
kavleg tbe nearest te tbe
oorrert arrangemeat 4
Note carefully fae stjlsof
type as eheea a Hule ft.
It will appear la the smm
f aome Uotk Il.td vr
Dseenport adrtitlM r, sad
ill be la tbs a. me else
type each etetlag. SS
type of that kltd appears
eisewaere ia lbs paper.