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WAS OXCE A CHAMPION.
BUT NOW HE IS OLD AND AN fTIN-
ERANT VENDER OF LEMONS.
Ha Waa Rrd A mane FlchUr-H G.
Vp tie B..I.M. Wh h. MiitM-.
Tail tft Stavy
A little man with a face that Is Ma(d
the experience of thwe ore r, but
with keen, brigbt eye, an erect form d
, moTemenU that cxratradfet
1M little man Mnu. 1 i . . . .
r 7 . pwonne city
S?n?2L H known by nearij
, " wuicn ne mingles, and
each one Umiiii. i
v j " lor urn."
Aot many know hi- story, but all who bav
bin, often, and he is a familiar fiVo re
on the rtreeu f Seattle, recognize him as
i"uct d is easiness q curtly and
respectably, and deserves fair treatment in
Occasionally some quarrelsome individ
ual, relyinac on Thh erevrw ....
to impose opon Davy, but before the
mends of the lemon peddler have time to
interfere the old man shows that he need
no protector. The haaket gws down, two
.v v ,al P'"o and two eyes
that have not beun to fade gleam ont
-' "'.' itviu unaer tiie neavy eye-
tbe Piec of mpudenc9 was ooly a
suiy bluff matters end immediately, but if
the foolish meddler still believe he is safe
in stirring up maliciously an inoffensive
little old man and continues in his con rue
there Li a abort, sharp conflict. The old
man steps forward qoicklv, his left
straightens itself, and as the "bully before
Mm guards o.T the Wow there is another
from the right that finds its mark some
where about the figurehead of the aggres
sor. Another and another comes so quick
ly that there is no time for anything but
defense, and before he knows it the big
ruffian goes down, dizzy and weak.
A FIGHTEB BT X ATUIIE.
A reporter, by dint of ranch persuasion,
gained the story of the old man from bis
own lips, and it explained the swift move
ments so mysterious to the casual spectator
OX one of his stands for self defense.
"I was born on the 15th of March, 1S23,
said Davy, "an' if it had been two days
later I d have len an Irishman. Ye're
right, by gnm! From the time I was 11
years old till I was 35 I worked in the
mmes in Staffordshire, England, for I'm a
Tipton man, an know every bit of the
"black country.' There's where they have
lighters. Why, man, there's boys there
who know more of heavy blows in the ring
than half the men that are advertised from
one end of America to the other as pugilist,
an' yet they don't go about talkin' of it.
Ye're riht, by gum! Fight ia' comes as
nat'rally as -satin' there. Why, I had my
first regular good one when I was only 19,
aa'it wasabaat three ha'p'worth o' oysters.
The officers stopped ns, or we heard 'em
a-comin' an' rnn oflf an' hid ourselves, but
I'd lost my front teeth first, an' he had
Borne marks thnt I put on him.
"Yes, Tve Lad seven fights in the ring
for money, an' I never was whipped, but
that was years azo. an' I'm so good now.
They called me the best man o my weight
in England, an' I was open to anything. I
weighed 110 then, when I trained down,
feather weight, yon know, an' n chance
to make a (.-real reputation, but I was ia
some good ones. Twice I fought over two
hours. Backers in plenty for me always.
Ye're right, Ij gum! They knowed I'd
Stan it even if I was beat, but I wasn't
STORT OF OKE FIGHT.
"I fought Ike Tunns twice the fiist time
draw, but the second I worried him. I
fought Joe Wilson three times in alL He
it was struck me first about the three ha'
p'orth o' oysters n' there was bad blood
between us till it was settled. The first
time the officer stopped it; the next time
it was a draw, after an hour an' tLrtA
qnarters, but the last time I beat him.
"There's a story in that fight, an' it was
my last one. You see I was married then
I was 24 rears old an' our baby was in
the crad'e. Well, I knew my wife wouldn't
hear o' my fightin' then, but when my old
backer come to me an' says, "They're willin
to put up two pounds to one agin' ye,
Davy, an' the man's Joe Wilson,' I could
not help thinkin' of it. So I agreed to g
in the ring agin, for there was 100 u
agi'n the fifty my backer had, an' he said
half the winnin' should be for me. Fifty
pound was a deal o' money in those days;
, it would buy a home for a poor man.
"Well, I went totrainin', an' every night
Td black my face when I went home to
make my wife think I was -tiII workin' ia
the mine. When the day come I say to her
tbe night before: 'I must be np early ia the
mornin'. There's a hard job before me,
but I've got to do it.' So I got np afore
day almost an' away to the ring.
"Well, we were at it two hours an' twen
ty minutes, an' when it was over of conrss
I was marked np some. Bot when I went
home my wife says, 'You've been flgntin'.'
You're wrong, anja I; 'I've been hurt in
the mine.' But she knew better, an' she
picked np the baby out o' the cradle, an' at
the door she Bays, 'I'll beg my bread from
v.- 4oor to door before I'll live with a fighter,'
and then off to her mother.
NEAKLT L03ES HIS WIFTL
"I had the 50 in my hand I bad won, an'
I threw it on the table and sat down. The
money was all right, but warn't worth a
wife and baby. But soon here comes my
wife's mother. 'My daughter's left ye,'
says she. 'Well, ye can keep your daugh
ter,' says I. 'No child o mine shall ever
liTe with a fighter,' says she. , 'All right,'
says I, 'ye can take the f ami tore an I am
off.' An I got up an made a great show o
Bweepin' the 50, all in gold, off the table
into my pocket. Then the old woman be
gan to soften. I kuew she would. Ye're
right, by gum! 'Don't go,' says she; . 'the
irl will forgive ye.
" 'I dou't want no forgiveness,' says L
But she runs away home an' soon my wife
come an' takes hold o' me. 'I want ye to
stay, Davy,' says she, but I wouldn't show
how I liked to hear her say it. I portended
to pull away, but I wasn't puliin at all.
Don't go, Davy, says she, boldin me
back. Then, says I, 'Well, if yeTJ say no
more about it I'll stay. ' But ye most H
me first, an' then I'll promise never to
fight for money agin.' An' she done it,
and I kept my word." ' ' - -
"I never would go in a . ring after that,
and that were forty -three years ago. But
I lake my own part. I'm no fighter now.
I'm too old- My wind' gone an1 I'm no
' good. Bnt t could fight once. Ye'ra right,
by gnmr'-eatUe Pout-Intelligencer. .
C""ptutlf Wealth. ' '
First BmaJl Damsel j guess my w
rkhei'a youm., She' got. a diamond. in
H hVlZilyJiii' j ,'
. Eecond mali.ImselThat' nothin. 1
gtm my pa,' tot "a big eartxmcte on bsf
tides of bJ aecljL Pitteburg Bulletin. ,
IT He Ha4 Bea m KJchwr He nfitfct
"Tm rather particular about my cel
ery, neaaidtotae waiter who took bis
order at a Dearborn street restaurant.
"Bring me only the small stalks, and
see that they are perfectly bleached."
"And see that there are bo snack in
the potatoes. I won't touch a potato
inat nas a speck in it. I am ratfcer par-
caiar aoont my potatoes."
"When yon bring me the broiled fish
see that it has had the skin and fat all
removed. Don't bring me any except
we upper part or the body. Uut away
all the taiL"
"All right, sir.
"Hold on a moment. I'm rather par
ticular about my bread. I don't want
any of the end pieces, and I don't want
any of this cigar shaped bread with a
thick crust, either. Bring me square
bread, in thin slices, cut from the mid
dle of the loaf."
The waiter went back and returned in
due time with a tray full of eatables,
which he unloaded on the table.
"Take back this potato," said the
guest, "and bring me one that has no
specks. I've got no time to dig the
epecks out of potatoes. I told yon about
The potato was changed, and the
waiter asked him if everything was right
"No," he answered. "This bread ia
not cut from the middle of the loaf. Take
it away and bring me what I ordered.''
The bread was accordingly changed.
"All right now?" inquired the waiter.
"Xo! You've got some celery here
that isnt properly bleached. Bring me
the land I ordered. And hold on! There
is a piece "of skin on this fish. Take it
back. I told yon I was particular about
The celery and fish were removed and
brought back again in a few minutes
with the objectionable features elimi
nated. "Is that all right nowr asked the
"I guess it will do," growled the guest,
as he began to eat, "but if I was a kicker
Td kick about this fork and poon. They
don't exactly match." Chicago Tribune.
A DMig-aiiig Woman.
"Hey, yon there, come here," called
a sharp voiced woman from the back
steps of a house to a passing tramp. The
tramp plowed his way through the new
fallen snow to the steps, thinking the
woman had taken pity on him and would
supply him with a lunch.
"Have yon anything for mo, lav?" he
"Xo, you can go now," sail the wormi
an, turning into the house. "I just
wanted you to walk in hre so you'd
break a patli cut the gate." And she
shut the door an J boltd it. leaving the
tramp to improve ths path on his way
out. Lktca Utrald.
The IU-tnra from the Wedding.
"An' what are they doin' now?"
"Oh, Maria, it's just too spl, nd;3 for
anythink. he"s a leanin' her h;ad on
his shoulder and is a mufsin' Lis hair
like evervtliink!" Life.
I'lenty of Room.
Poet I have a a little contribution
for for the wiiste basket.
Editor We have no waste basket.
Poet I am delighted to hear that.
Editor We use a barrel. Xew York
Alas! Por Fido.
"Go away, yon horrid little heart,"
said Ethel, pushing Fido from her lap.
"What'B the matter? Did he bite you?"
"Xo. He's gone out of fashion."
After the Honeymoon
She (with little appetite for lunch)
Dear, do yon love me as much as you
did the first day we were married?
He (with his mouth fuH) Course I do.
Pass the butter. West Shore.
Only a Partial Saeceiw.
Father Well, my son, did yon suc
ceed in breaking the new horses so they
would stand steam?
Son Xo, father; but I broke the car
riage. Xew York Weekly.
Judge Prisoner, do yon acknowledge
Prisoner No, my lord, the speech for
the defense has convinced even me of
my innocence. Le Soir.
Mrs. Dix Doesn't your husband suf
fer terribly from dysjepKia?
Mrs. Hicks Nothing in comparison
with all the other members of the fam
ily. Xew York Sun.
Juit a Pro Poa.
"Ah!" said the curbstone t the nies
eeng r boy, as the latter stubbed his toe
and fell on the sidewalk, "'bow did you
enjoy your tripT Monsey's Weekly.
The Exact Iate. ' i-
Merchant's Clerk I say, when di J ven
fall in lore with CJotaMe? ' "" '
Second DittoOn the 1st t4 ; May, at
4:30 p. in. ilessager Boitenx. . "
MOST APPETIZING -
The Van Houtens process
digestion and develops in tne
aroma. It is an excellent ficsh
thn the best of ether cocoes.
W VAX HOCTETrS COCOA Conc-tnou. t'. ami-') tecWrfeiaat. para, aalabla
C"". Iac-l, bumIo ana pa-atl la Ilallaa, aaa la la aay Wur aa4
m re aalaala taaa aay of ta aatavraa laiiUMlaaa. Ia fact, it fMmll; ad-ait-
tcKlai!oTerEaropaadacom?aratia test w. l tja!; proretht mtctktr Cosoa aqoaU lh
hrcalw'i ia a3inl.i:.tr, agraphia Usve ttJ nuuiUra qaaliUaa Ltrfat Ml la tha
wor.d. At fur VaS Ilocrcs'-i miui V3
t ir jm. -mk x m
THE POSITIVE CURE.
ELY BBOTEEES. 64 Wi
Daafaasa Caasot be Cnrad
by locl applications, as they cnnot recn
the dis ascd portion of the yew. There
is only one way to cure deafness, and thai
is by cc nstitutional remedies Deafness
is caused by an iuflamtd condition of toe
mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube.
When tais tute gets icnamed you have a
rumblit g sound or imperfect hearing, and
when a ij entirely closed, deafness is the
result, laid unless the idfUmmaiion can
be taken out and this tvbe restored to its
normil condition, hearit will be de
stroyed forever; nine esses out of ten are
caused iy catarrh, which is oothicg hut
an lcnaaiea conai:ion or the murous
WewillciTe one hundred dollr f.-r
anv cast of deafness fcan?e1 h? t.rrl
mat we cannot cure by taking Hah'a Ca
tarrh Care. Send for circulars, frr
Sold by druggists, T5c
F J. Chzt-ey & Co, Toledo, O.
If soxeone ehouTd discover a countrv
waere people can't reoiember. is there
anyone in the world who would not try
to go there?
Caiarrn in Colorado.
I used Elj's Cream Ba!m for dry ca
tarrh. It proved a cure B. F M.
Ely's Cream Blm is esieciilW adapted
as a rtmiy for catsrrh which is tpgra
vatcd by alkaline dut and dry wimls.
W. A. H iver, Drusist Denver.
1 can recommend Eli's Cream Balm to
all sufferers from dry catarrh from per
sona! exrerience. Micbea. Heir, Pnar
Eiy'o Cream Balm has c red many ceses
of catarrh. It is in constant demand.
Geo. "VY. Hoyt. Pharmacist. CheTnne.
A man can never writs true poetry
unlets be has once been seriously iu love
and a.tst men cannot even then.
ADYI'.E TO K07EZK8.
Are you disturbed at night and broken
of your rest by a sick child sufffrinc an J
crying wi th pain of cutting teeth? If so,
send at once and pet bottle of Mrs.
Wicslow',4 Soo'hing Syrup for children
teething. lis value is iccalcu'aWe. It
will relieve tbe poor liu'e suSrrer imme
diately. D;pnd upon it mothers, tsere
t? no rctitike a.ut it It cures dysen
tery, dia-rboea, regulates the ftointch
and towe's, cures wind c-.lic, softens the
gums, reduces inflaa.mti n and give
tone and energy to the whole y-irra
Mrs. Witialow's Soothin-j yrup fir
Children Teething ia pleasant to the
taste, an l is the prescription of one of
tbe oldest and best femnle nur--e anl
phyiriars in the United Stares, and is
or ssle bv all drug gists throughout tbe
world. Price 25 cents a bottle ;
"I have Sad reverses, bnt. thank heaven,
I ft'il have my Trvi -e " "Are vou a
eing rr "No; I am a politician."
A prorxinent physician and o.d a. my
surgeon ic eastern Iowa was railed away
from home for a few day. Durice his
absence ore of the children contracted a
severe cold, and his wife bought bottle
of Chimb rl ain't Cough Remedy for it
They wera much pleased with the
remedy tbit they afterwards used sev
eral bottUs at various times. He said
from experience with i, he regarded it a
the most reliable preparation in use for
colds, and that it came tbe nearest of be
ing a specific of any medicine be had
ever seen. For tale by Osrtz & Babn
A 1 coal dealers and bread bakers are
interested in the ligbt-weigbt champion -th'p.
it '.it -...set ct tLt Cv"0 iLii'trs it
tit ac.rid t Hnticipate v.o ffid t. we
ih -ut the hent nd awefctoe-f or w.rl
'.y :iei?UTes by delightful 'oretboufrhl of
Jhem. Th results ontalced from tit uk
'A Dr. JoDeV Red Clover Tonic far e ee
V. claims. It cures dyppejs!a. nrt alt
itOTntiCJfc. f ver, kidney hl Mi1;5t
trouHef . ft iet jh.t''' vt;-, appewr,
bleed purifier, t ?;re cr-r- 'jt s.ne ai
It is rations the Induus win',, not
To Itrvoaa Jiebllitated Kriu
If you will geiid me yonr address w
will mail jou our illustrated pamphlet
explaining ill about Dr. Dye's celebrated
eiectro voltaic belt and appliances, and
their charming effects upon the nervous
debilitated, system, and how they will
quick reetore you to vior, manhood
and health. Pamphlet free. If you are
tbusafflictec, we will send you a be)t and
appliances on trial.
Voltaic Belt Co;. Mart-hall. Micli .
Don't say there is no help for ' catarrh,
hay fever at d cold in bead, since thous
ands testify that Ely's Cream Bala has
entirely cored them It supersedes the
datrgeronf le of liquids and snnffa. It
easily applied into tbe nostrils sal
gives relief t once. Price 60c.
renders their cocoa easy of
highest degree its delicious
- f armtr, Jiffy per cent greater
A Woiaaa'a Xhaeovarv-
" Another wonderful discoverv has
been mide, and that, too by a ladv in
this country. Disease tisend its
clutches upon her and for seven years she
withstood its severests tests, but her vital
organs were undermined and death
seemed imminent. For three moctbs she
coughed incessantly and could aot sleep.
She bought of us a bottle of Dr. King's
Jfew Discovery for consumption and was
so much relieved on taking the first dose
that she slept all night, and with one
bottle has been miraculously cared. Her
name is Mrs. Luther Lutr." Thus write
W. a Hamrick & Co.. of bhelbv. 2i. C.
Get a free bottle at Hartz & Bibnsen's
The transition from long lingering
and painful sickness to robust health
marks an epoch in the life of the individ
ual. Such a remarkable event is treas
ured in memory and tbe agency whereby
the good health has been attained is
gratefully blessed. Hence it is that so
much is beard in praise of Electric Bit
ters. So many feel they owe their res
toration to health, to the use of the great
alterative and tonic. If yon are troubled
with any disease of kidneys, liver or
stomach, of long or short standing you
will surely find relief by use of Electric
Bitters. Sold at 50c and tl per bottle
at Hartz & Bibnsen's drug store.
BCCKLKJf'B AHXIC ALV.
The test salve in the world far cjTi,
orulses, sores, u'cers, n't rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
ccras und all skin eruptions, sxd poi-i-tivtj
cjrts piles, cr r.o pay required. It
is guaranteed to ivt perfect earisfacMos
or looey refunded. Price 25 c2U ;r
box. For sale bv Hartz Bahnftr..
Tne gas companies are growing p'ous
Ttey furnish a dim. religious ligct.
Tbe question has been asked, Ia what
respect are Si Patrick's ti:ls better than
any other?" Try tbem. You will find
that they produce a p'easanter cathartic
effect, are more certain in tbeir action,
and that tbey not only physic, but cleaose
the whole ey-tem and regula'e tbe liver
and bowels. For sale at 23 cents per
bfx by Hartz & Bahrsen. drucg:.s.
Ek& fiaVhe acd rtliere a!I Ous trcrabi tcrt
feiit to a biiioua tiof tbe rjntcra. ac!l (.
XAzziceaa, Kaoaea, Ircnrs!aesa. Iit.trea aftcs
otu.r. Iln ia tb Bi'la. ka. TIuia larix mac)
mrnrtai la auooaa hM been aho-ra ia caxuiQ
XToe lwhe. ypt GarVr'a LitCe llvrx VCla ax
Auaii j valiuXlu in Ctft&txpaA.irn. c iincg tLud m
Vezmug Uiim Zicymf: ccxpiaiAt.a uia xitcj tia
correct all dKr dcrs oi tbaalcxoarliLti ujulbta tLa
uTeraadie(aiaietbe'tTrc LxaiU tbtycBlj
'AtiiatheywotJd be almost prioeleeo&oaewV
Bcffcr rom this fliatrctaing complaint; but torta
tiataly their gooilittadoaaDoeadberaindUioaa
trbo once try tbcmwiU find taaa little pill valtw
able tn aomanr wy tbat tey wul sot ba wi.
lingtodovitboattbem. But after aliaick hoe4
flsthaban of po masr Tdvw that hera ! where
'wemakeonr great botii. Oar pills cor it ahila
Ctbera do rot.
Cartere Little liver PHla are verr mean Mjyi
very ey to fcto. One er txro Tina makea dona.
Thrj are rtrictly vepetuble ana do sot grtp rc
t-ct". tft t'7 tliclr geutlm action please aU win
naelbaia. InvUlaBtSSoetita: fiTofor f 1 Goal
foy dracgiata everywheva, or aent by mid.
CARTER WEDtCtNE CO New York.
siua rm. svm dcsf. sul tm
A. D. HUESING,
Bepreae&U. amocc other tmc-tnaa aaa weli
howB Tiit Ine nrancc Oo-apaaiee Im foUowtag :
Roral Insurance Company, ot Ingland.
Weacherter Fire las. Company IN . T. '
Baflalo German Ine.Co., BaSalo, 5. T.
JtocnetiteT Oermaa Ine Co., Bocbaeter, H. Y.
Cituaae Ids. Co.. of Pitwbarea. Pa.
aaa fire Office. Loadoa.
TJnioa ltw. Co., of Cautarsia.
carity laa. C j.. Hew Hires, Cor a.
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Office Cor. 18th 8t., and Second Ave
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Successor to Adamsou & Ruick,
Shop Mneteenth St., btt.
General Jobbing and K
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PRACTICAL HOLIDAY GOODS.
Believing that everyone, deem it necessary to remeznl-:
their friends with a nseful Christmas gift, we have selected
neatest and largest line of LADIES and GENT'S
Ooze. Swede Kid, Russian Calf and Plush
Iq all the modern stjlei and thadet.
Seond and Barrioa Su.
Oea'rr ia New asd
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