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OXIQM VERSES CAROL."
Some verses enrol blithely as a bird,
N~nd hint of violet and asphodel r
qW nJe others slowly strike a funeral bell,
Or call like alarionets till, spirit-stirred,
Ite henr the mustering tramp in every word
some, the ocean pounds with sledge.
Or leptune posts with blare of trumpet+
By shores that visionary seas engird.
0s soft as flutes, they croon the lullabies 'S
A9f andle-years ;play clear as eitherns ; wall
(Like harps Eolian in the grieving wind s.
loe are the deep-drawa human moan by
And silent faces--:neath lack-luster skIes-s
Peering through panes on darkness uncon
-enry Jerome Stockard, Inthe Century.
THE SON OF A TAILOR
Y CmaLES STOKES WVATE.
SOUN G- Engfer
inctly 4' that
ocome with hex
mother to his
4. to be measured
-_for a riding
habit. - He remembered the frock ol
large plaid that she wore, all green and
blue and black, and he - remembered
her blue' felt hat with its ostricb
feathers;' but what had made a still
rdeeper impression upon his boyisl
mind was her prettypink-and-white
face, her great hazel eyes, and hex
sunny curls, which, after being caught
at the nape of her neck with a dark
-blue ribbon, went rippling down ovei
her rough brown coat nearly to her
waist.-V He had stood at the little desk
'in the corner, making out bills-for
it was a Saturday, and, there being nc
school, -he was engaged at his usual
holiday occupation. . -
He was sixteen then, and he fancied
that she was a year or two younger;
for he had overheard her mother say
that it was her first riding-habit, and
that they did not care for an expensive
one, because she would outgrow it. He
recalled that she had blushed at this,
as though it were a crime to be young
and growing, and that a feeling of re
sentment had come into his hear
against her mother for subjecting hex
to such an embarrassment.
Seven years had wrought a greal
many changes, but the shop was in the
same old place there on Sixth avenue,
under the shapow of the Jeffersor
Market Police Court's brick walls, and
with the elevated railroad trains rum
bling past the windows of the uppei
room where he studied and where he
slept. Karl Engfer, the tailor's son,
however, was no longer a a school-boy,
looking after his father's books and
making out his father's bills on holi.
days. He was now a student at the
general theological seminary-a Pro.
testant Episcopal clergyman in embryc
-aritd he wore sombre black garment!
of a somewhat clerical cut to indicate
his chosen profession.
Why he haid gone into the church he
hardly dared to confess, even to him
self, because he was really a conscien
tious young fellow at heart, and he
believed that there was such a thing as
a divine call to the priesthood. In
his case he doubted if the call was
divine. The orthodox teachings of a
maiden lady who presided over the
class in the mission Sunday-school that
he attended on Carmine street had not
been without effect. He had accejpted
the Scripture as truth, he had been
baptized and he had been confirmed,
but the impulse to go forth and preach
the Gospel had come rather from a
wish to elevate himself above the level
of the surroundings in which he had
been born and raised, than from any
burning desire to lift his fellow-man
alough of despond.
6 Young Engfer now and then inflicted
upon himself a sort of moral flagella
tion. At such times he opened his
own heart to his own honest gaze,
and he invariably found there a
deeper underlying motive for his
course, of which he was half ashamed.
It was nothing more nor less than an
ambition to gain a position from which
he might aspire to the love of the little
maid in the plaid frock who had
- . ordered her first riding-habit from his
father on that Saturday seven years
It would not have been an unworthy
ambition, he told himself, under other
circumstances. If it were only a sec
ondary consideration ! If he had given
himself to the church first, and this
desire had come afterward, he could
have pacified his chiding conscience
with the assurance that a wife such as
Madeline Sturgis would make him
would be of incalculable assistance to
him in his parochial work ; but now he
felt that he was using his holy calling
as a means to accomplish an end that
was distinctly selfish, and as such~
These moods, as might be sup
posed, were morbidly depressing. All
the afternoon he had been fighting
over again in his heart the same old
battle between the right and the
wrong of it; and now, tired out lby
the struggle, he had come down from
his little upper room into the tailor
shop on the ground floor, and was
standing looking out through the glas4
door at the passing throngs on the
Workingmen and workingwomen
were hurrying home from their day's
toil; the surface ears were crowded,
and at short intervals long, heavy
A ___________ trains thundered by on the elevatedj
L road overhead. The hurry-scurry of
* the scene diverted him for the mod
ment. and he would probably have
W been lifted completely out of his dol
prdrums. had not that one name. soe
:alen upon his ear.
The old man was evidently in
lrouble. He had spoken, somewhat
graciously, to his cutter, who was
busy chalking out a pair of trousers,
which were for Herr Fleischman, the
walking gentleman at Amberg's Thea
bre, and which must be finished in time
for the premier of the new comedy on
the following evening. His question
was as to who would carry home a cer
lain riding habit for "Mlees Sturgis."
Ehe errand-boy was out. Karl knew
that it was the busiest season of the
ga w his iagi that Qottliek
Sheotter, d no t spared r
outdoor service. -j But the garment
was promised and must be sent.
\ Karl turned away from the door.
; I-Let me take it, father," he said.
"It's only a step down to Washington
place, and I don't mind.
: The old German protestdd, but Earl
insisted, and eventually the father re
luctantly consented to allow his son,
of whom he was more than proud, and
for whom he had ambitions that tow.,
ered to a bishopric, to deliver the par
r In any American city other thaif
New York the spectacle of a young
bundle on a crowded tuorougnItur
would have attracted attention, but i4
the metropolis people are more apt to,
mind their own business than ore thq
people elsewhere, and so it hiappenel
that as Karl made his way dbwn Sixt
avenue with the riding-habit wrappeq
in a brown paper qnderl' his arm,'
scarcely a head was turned to looli
after him. . Had it been otherwiseo
however,'it is doubtful whether thi
young theological student would. havq
observed it. %.He was plunged deeply
in thought, and as his feet traversed
the six or seven blocks that lay betweed
his father's shop and the Sturgis res4
idence his mind traveled once agaiq
over the seven years that had. inter-,
vened since that eventful day when
Madeline Sturgis had como into hig
As he looked back at the boy thathq
was then he wondered how he had veni
tured to ret the seed of hopo take roo
in his heart. ; The son of a cheap Ger
man tailor; his companions, like him
self, the children of poor tradesmen-i
it was.certainly a wild notion that posh
sessed him to woo and win this aristo
cratio little maiden, whose people were
not only rich enough to buy and sell
him and his father a thousand times
over, but were of a social stratum far
above that in which the Englers lived
and moved and had their being. a
. He remembered how ha had carried
home that first riding-habit when it
was finished, and how he had been
asked to wait in the dining-room until
Miss Sturgis could try it on and ascer
tain whether it was entirely satisfac
iory; and he recalled how he had sat
there in that basement apartment with
its extension table and its leather
covered chairs; how he had looked
with admiration upon' the engravings
in walnut frames that hung upon the
!alls and how he had hoped, all the
time, that there aight be some com
plaint, so that the liltle lady would
come down to show him just what was
wrong, and he could 'get another
glimpse of her. But his father was a
good workman. The habit was all that
could be desired and he had returned
The days when he saw Madeline he
called his red-letter days, and for a
time they were fewer than those that
are indicated in the printed calendars.
One January afternoon, however, Mrs.
turgis had come into the shop and
had asked his father if Karl would not
like to go to the mission Sunday-'
school on Carmine street, in which she
was very much interested, and his
rather, who would have gone through
fire and flood to please a customer, so
aarful was he of losin2 a dollar's,
worth of trade, had said that Karl
would certainly be there on the follow
From that time on he saw her more
frequently, and his infatuation in
reased in proportion. She taught a
class of small boys across the aisle from
where he usually sat, and on more than
one occasion the maiden lady who pre
ided over the group of larger boys,
of which he was one, was compelled to*
demand with some emphesis his return
to the business of the hour, his gaze
having a way of wandering repeatedly'
from his catechism or his Bible to the
face of the pretty little teacher in the
One incident that he recalled with'
some pleasure had occurred on a Sun
day afternoon in early spring. He'
had noticed that Mrs.- Stargis was not'
resent in the chapel; that Madeline~
ad come alone ; and he had wondered*
all through the lesson whether it would
seem rude on his part, after the close
of the session. to offer to walk home
with her. If he only could, he thought,;
it would be the happiest day of his'
life ; but he feared that she might think
him impudenit and presuming, and,
when the school was dismissed and the
set olars and teachers filed out into the'
street, -he lacked the courage to go
forward and speak to her.
But his happiness had come, never-.
theless; for in following her at what
he considered a most respectful dis
tance, his eyes never once leaving her
lithe young figure, clad in a well fit
ing spring jacket that his father had
cut with his own hand, he had seen her
rudely jostled by a drunken man, and
ad dashed to her aid almost before he
trealized what he was doing. The re
collection of her gratitude was one of:
his most cherished memories; and
now, as he turned into Washington
place, he was thinking of how, on that
occasion, her manner was so cordial
and so completely lacking in any indi
ation that she recognized anyv differ
ence whatever in their social ~station.
He remembered that it was on that
day that his determination to study for
the ministry was formed, and that it
grew out of heor telling him that the
essistant minister at the missia had
lined a ith them on the evening before,
"The day will come," he had thought,
when I, too, may be asked there to
And now he was thinking that day
night not be so far distant; for, was :
0 not going to the mission, the week
following, to take the place, temporily,
f that very same assistant minister,
;he Rlev. Mr. David, who, he had heard;
as to be married and go to Europe
or a three months' honeymoon tour.?
"Yes, it was true, as Lord Beacons
eld had said: "Any man may be
what he makes up his mind to be." -
By the time young Engfer reached
the Sturgis residence he had walked
nd thought himself out of the gloom
of his blues and his self chidings into)
the radiant sunshine of a hope de4'
ferred that was on the verge of realig
zation; and he whistled softly a meri
rier air than was to be found in th4
hymnal, as he tripped lightly dowr~
the stone steps of the areaway, and
rang the bell. .
It was his intention to hand in theE
bundle and to make off as quickly as
r fsile .-He had no notion of being
recognied, and above all he wishecd
to avoid the possibility of a request to
yore'the verdicf as o .i m aR&
these-plans he had counted upon ti
bell being answered by a housemai<
and when, instead of a servant, tb
door was opened by Miss Sturgis hez
self, his mode of procedure was, of n(
cessity, somewhat altered. To escal
recognition was out of the questio
and, as he realized that in his effort i
serve the woman he most cared i
please he had put himself in a positic
that.was likely to lower him in her e
timation, he blushed to the roots <
his flaxen hair.
- 'Why, Mr. Engfer," she exclaimet
"I tam so sorry you went to thi
trouble !" Z.
"Well, you see I-that Is father,
he stammered, "thought that possibl,
you were expecting it, and-"
_"Yes, I was expecting it," Mis
Sturgis put in; "in fact, I was ver
anxious for Atr. I couldn't wait ft
Delia to get to the door; but I had r
idea that you would have to bring it.
"I was ooming this way," Karl prc
varicated, "and I offered-"
" 'Won't you come in ?" the youn
woman interrupted again. " "You ca
(pare a moment, can't you? We shan
treat you as an errand boy, you know
-and she laughed in a way that mad
young Engfer hesitate between embar
rassment and pleasure.
'Tm afraid," he began to protes
"that I can't stop this evening.
4 'Just a minute," Miss Sturgis plead
ed "You must let me thank you fu
your trouble; and then, I want to cot
gratulate you, too."
Karl followed her into the dininC
room, where the table was spread fu
, "Sit down," she said, and she drei
a chair out for him and another fc
herself. .,I "Now, Mr. Engfer," she wen
on, "I am awfully obliged to you fc
having brought me my habit."
i As the young man looked at her i
the soft light cast by the pink shade
that adorned the candles in the can
delabra he thought he had never befor
realized how beautiful she was. Sh
was so bright this evening, too-s
cheering-and, what was dearer to hix
than all else, she was really almos
familiar. - The chasnm which ha4 one
seemed so wide between them was grow
ing narrower and narrower. Ther
was no doubt of that. Once he was or
dained the breach might easily b
"And now," she went on, "I want t
offer you my congratulationa upon th
good news I heard to-day; that yo
are coming to the mission to take Mr
Karl could hardly believe that h
heard aright. Could it be that sh
was actually pleased that Mr. Davi
was going away? At one time durin
the latter part of his attendance at th
mission Sunday-school he had though
that she cared something for the youn
divine, and he had really been a littl
jealous of him.
"You. are very kind, Miss Sturgis,
he said, "very kind. Do yeu take a
much interest in the mission a
"Oh, dear, yes. More than ever !"
"Then I suppose .I shall see a gooi
deal of you, there?"
"Of me?" she asked, surprisedly
"Oh, you don't know, then!i Why
thought every one knew. Haven't yoi
heard whom Mr. David is going t4
SA sharp pain as from a knife thrust
shot through Karl's heart. He seeme<
suddenly unable to breathe. Ther<
was a'rumbling, rushing sound in hi
head and a swaying, darkening clou<
before his eyes. He was conscious o
a tingling chilliness, and then of
mbness in his hands, his feet, an<
his legs from the knees down. H
made an effort to pull himself to
gether-to hide his feelings-but h
failed. He felt that he was stifling
that he must get into the fresh air, a
any cost; and he heard himsel
mumbling something, he scarcely kney
what, his voice seemed so strange ani
The next moment he was stumbling
p the area steps on to the sidewalk
and an instant later he had come int<
eollision with some one who was about
to mount the stoop.
The shock steadied him. He started
to apologize, but the words died ox
iis tongue. The light of a street lami
scross the way had revealed to him the
face which he had suddenly come tc
abhor-the face of the one man in al]
the world whom he hated; the face oi
he thief who had robbed him of a
ope that for seven years had' been tc
im 'more than life itself, and of at
ambition that had raised him from the
Sevel of his own people to a place ol
hich he might well have been proud.
Instinctivelv he clinched his fiste.
md a fire came into his eyes. Then,
iddenly, he grew dizzy again. Iron
angers seemed to be pressing upon his
temples with the terrible clutch of
eath, and he staggered away like a
He wandered the streets for hours;
,whirl of memories in his brain, a
aden weight upon his heart-up one
Ihoroughfare. and down another,
~hrough by-ways, in and out of blind
lleys, seeing no thing,cearing for noth
ng but to escape from himself and the
~orture that was within him.
Presently he became conscious of
she sound of lapping waves--the mur
nur of'waters-and a chill in the air
:hat pierced him to the marrow. Re
talled thus to a realization of his phys
cal being, he glanced down, to see
hat he was standing on the extreme
,nd of a long pier, with the dark river
lowing below. A keen wind was
>lowing in his face ; a thousand lights
~littered on the opposite shore.
"Another step," he murmured, "and
should have been out of it all. Why
id I not take that one as I took the
hers? And, oh, I must have taken
o many to-night. How tired I am!
He stood for a moment in hesitation.
omething was 'whispering to him to
ake that one step more. It was for
ie', it told him, that he had adopted
he church as his calling. Of 'what
ise was all his learning-his Greek and
atin and Hebrew, his knowledge of
he Bible, his knowledge of theology 7
Yhat good would he do?
Then another voice, lower, sweeter,
ore tender in its pleading, spoke to
tim. It seemed borne on the wind,
which had suddenly died to a zepher.
t answered the questions, one and
I. It breathed encouragement. It
ade him look up.
He raised his eyes heavenward.
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hen Its days of prestige are over.
-One's wishes are never so fully r
garded and so promptly exeuted
during the vociferous period of infanc:
1i Life is an angel. Some men ai
born where the lines meet, and the
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Did He Look Like It?
- The little boy haa come in with
- his clothes torn, his bair full of dust,
and his face bearing unmistakable
' marks of a severe conflict. "Oh,
Willie! Willie!" exclaimed his
mother, "you have,disobeyed me
e again. How often have I told you
to not to play with that wicked Staple.
* ford boy?" "Mamma," said lVillie,
0. wiping the blood from his nose, "do
~ I look as if I had been playing with
Lirdie McHennepin and her broth
er were at the sea-shore. 'Oh, see
that!" exclaimed Birdie. 'e6ee
what?" Inquired the stoical John.
"Why, see that little cloudlet just
abov^ the wavelet like a tiny leaflet
dancing o'er the scene." "Oh, come,
you had better go out to the pump
let in the back yardlet and soak your
little headlet. "-Texas Siftings.
"The clock," said the man who was
looking through the Senate cham
Of ber, "don't call out the hour no way,
bo does it?" "No," replied the guide.
Md "Whose property is it?" "Why. it
s. belongs to the Union." "To
*r which?" '-To the Union." "An'
don't strike? No, siree. Ye can't
fool me. "-Washington Star.
S . A Plausible Explanation.
Son-I simply can't get this lesson.
at Father-Don't give it up, Thomas.
1 Remember that G-n Grant's great
i successes were largely due to the fact
" that he never knew when he was
licked. Son-Then he must have
worn a board in the seat of his trous
ers, same as Billy Brown does.
"I hear that Miss Headhigh's en
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the trouble?" "She made a mistake
in her iance's position." "Why, he
runs a big summer hotel, don't he?"
"She thought so. He said he was a
big summer hotel runner. And he
Foreigner-Your young girls are
the pictures of health; but why do
the married women look so delicate?
Ame Ican-Oh, they always work
themselves sick getting ready for the
wedding.-New York Weekly.
Anzious to Please.
Mrs. Weeds (in a bookstore)-Have
you got "Baxter's Saints' Rest?"'
Clarkiets (who used to work in a drug
store)-No-o, I'm afraid not; hut we
hate something just as good that we
put up ourselves.
Origin of the~ Dollar Mark.
Not less than a score of theories hava
peen advanced as to the origin of the
dollar mark ($). Of these the St.
~Louis Republic believes the following
to be the most plausible:
1. That it is a combination of the
"U. S.," the initials of the United
2. That it is a modification of the
tfigure 8, the dollar formally called a
"piece of eight."
ty 3. That it is derived from a repre
sentation of the Pillars of Hercules,
ja Consisting of two needle-like towers or
pillars connected witb a scroll. The
pld Spanish coins marked with the pil
lar device were frequently referred to
as "pillar dollars."
S4. That it is a combination of "H.
S.," the ancient Roman mark of money
5. That it is a combination of P. and
is S. from peso duro, signifying "hard
dollar." In Spanish accounts peso is
contracted by writing the S over the
1P and placing it after the sum.
Acrigto one writer the symbol
ofthe dollar is a monogram of the let
ters "V," "S" and "J," the dollar be
ing originally a "thaler" coined in the
g alley of Sant Joachim, Bohemia, and
known as a "Joachim thaler," and the
a monogram the initials of the words,
a "Valley Sant Joachim." The editor
F- of the London Whitehall Review, a
- very able writer, in giving his opinion
y of "Reason No.3, as given above, says:
n "The American symbol for dollar is
e taken from the Spanish dollar, and the
origin of the sign, of course, must be
looked for in associations of Spanish
eoins. On the reverse side of the
t Spanish dollar is a representation of
*e the Pillars of Herculee, and around
-h ach pillar is a scroll with the inscrip
t ion 'plusultra.' This device in course
- of time has degenerated into the sign
aswell a present stands for American
eswelas Spanish dollars, '$.' The
scroll around the pillars represent the
etwo serpents sent by Juno to destroy
e, aercules in his cradle."
To Decide a Bet.
n Col. Henry House-So I've caught
a you in the act of lifting my rooster,
ehave I? Uncle Mose-Jes as I made
ma bet, Mas'r House; he don't heft
into two poun's alongside o' mine.
A Great Advantage.
u. Cymbals-Squiggles goinir to play
a the cornet? He'll never do anythinar
with it. He has no lip at all. Bass
Viol-But just think of his mnagniti
cent check!-Boston Transcript.
What He Was.
* Cobby--Papa's the captain of .our
7 ship and mamma's the pilot. dis
Teacher-And what are you? Bobby
-'m the compass, I suppose -they're
alweiys boxing mne.-rruth.
Au Easy Position.
Dick--Hello, Jim! Where do you
work now? Jim-Work9 What yer
.givin' us? I don't work. I'm a
eplumber's helper, 1 am.-Boston
Know How It Is Themselves,
Snquiring Child-Papa, why do
people cry at weddings? Papa (ab
stractedly)-Most of 'em have been
--married themselves. - Pearson's
King of All KACIng m4acoM
A peculiar instance of the hold
which superstitious belief bas on all
classes of racing men is furnished in
the long line of blind beggars who
line the entrances to each of the big
local race tracks. Many racing men
hold that as a gilt-edged mascot the
blind man has no peer on earth.
Those ainonz them who would not
give a cent to save their own fathers
from starvation cannot leave the
blind beggar empty-handed. The
beggars who have sufficient interest
with the race-track owners to get a
stand outside jthe gates reap hand
some returns, and in one season can
realize enough to keep them in com
foit through the winter.-New York
At the last census Nevada had only
4,931 girls of school age.
One-third of the coal consumed in
France is imported from abroad.
The pearl is only carbonate of lime,
is readily affected by acids, and burns
Brings comfort and improvement and
tends to rsonal 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 products to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pure liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup 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 u perfect lax
ative; effectually cleansing the system,
dispelling colds, headaches and fever3
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval of the medical
profession, because it acts on tne 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 all drug.
gists in 50c and $1 bottles, but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
a.cet any substitute i offered.
FMPOV YOU POPERT a aoid paying
You can make it from 10 to 2i0 centis a eallon
picplyouet fmterals now u.eless toyou.
PAIT in the0 wo? he U. S.Gvrnment ha
Te usn this PA I T on its war-ship fr 6 years
Red, Salmon, Light Brown, Dark Brown, stone
l e eail you formulas, with full directions for
The PAIT is noexernsent; t ha een made
yur chaneroavai yourself or the forulas, n
TY ('0.. 417 Law Biuild ng, BALTIMORE, MD.
B. BRENT DOWNS, Secretary.
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dyspepsia bad taste ir
sick headache foul breath
bilious headache loss of appt
when these conditions are cat
stipation is the most frequex
One of the most impor
learn is that constipation ca
ness in the world; and it<
" Write to B. F. Allen Cox
York, for the little book on
sequences and correction); se
reach of a druggist, the pills a
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Disease follows a run-down system with
the liver inactive and the blood disordered.
Pimples, Boils, Sores, Carbuncles, Ulcers,
and like manifestations of impure blood,
should be driven out of the syse. with
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery.
m KunN, of 618!.L
16th Street, New York
City writes as follows:
7 "t pleases me to
state that I had a run
IM sore 1pon my
ated upn three times.
j and si t was not
cured. I was also run
down very much.
There was a decided
e 8 Golde
Dter y, Itook a
ttles and was
soon cured. Later my
husband had a lup
Mus. KUHN. behind his ear; he tried
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Forheadache (whether sick ornervous),t e.
neuralgi, rheumatism. lumbago, pains adw~1
news In the back, spine or kidneys, pains arud the
liver. pleurisy, swelling of the joints and pains of al
kinds the application of Radway's Ready Relief
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A CURE FOR ALL
A half to a teaspoonfull of Ready Relief In a half
tumbler of water, repeatd as often as the discharges
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Spasms, Soar Stomach, Nausea, Vomiting. Heart
burn, Nervousnvss, Slceplessuess, Sick Headache,
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Malaria in Its Various Forms Cured
There Is not a remedial agnt in the wosid that
will cure Fever and Ague all other malarlous.
bilious and other feversaided by RADWAY'S PILL
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Price 5, cents per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
A Skin of Beauty is a Joy Forever.
DR. T. FMJX GOURAUD'S
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J ; Removes Tan,
C. aiseases and
revery blemish o
virtues I I b aa
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o A 43 yeash f her
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th ou of simila
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W Atinguised Dr. L
A. Sayre said to acly outhe haut-ton (a patient):
"As you ldiev wi use them, I tecommeae
'enturaud's ream' as the leas harmful of a
(he skin preparatiion."
One bottle will last six months, uing it every ay.
Also Poudre Subtile removes superfluous halr wUtS'
out injury to the skin.
ars and of of anyar oe seld o~sme.
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ONSTIPATION (itS causes C.n
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