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have beard, "a(d a yoath to hl« bit wit
hout, who stood
bo »»t on a corn-shoaf at daylight's do
•Ton bar* beard of the Danish boy's whistle of
the Danish boy's whistle were
•ind wh»i would yoa do with it? Tell me,"
sbo said,
Whflo en arch smilo played o'er her beautiful
•r irould blow It," lio answored, "and then my
fair mall
Would fly to my side and wonld thero take her
•la that all you wished for? Why that my be
Without any maglo I" the fair mai.lun eriod
"A favor bo slight one's good nature hoc
And sbo playfully seated herself by hiB side.
•I would blow it again," said the youth, and the
Would work so that not oven modesty's chock
Would be able to keep from my neck your white
She smiled mid she laid her whlto arm around
lils nock.
"Vet onco more would I blow, and the rausio
Would bring mo a third time an oxqulsite
And would i«y your fair choek to this brown one
of initio,
And your lips stoallng past it would give mo a
The moldon laughed out In her innoccnt glee—
•What a fool of yourself with the whistle you'd
make 1
"or only oonsider liow silly 'twould bo
To sit there and whistle for what you might
•ItehobolhSundaif BeraUl.
BY At) H. GIllSON.
The purple glamour of a lovely In
dian summer enwrapped the landscape
ami socmed to leud an especial glory to
Ibo rich vegotation that made Wolf
l'rairie, in Southern Kansas, in its
semi-unsettled days, oven at that late
season, so inviting and thoroughly de
lightful to the Eastern-bred family of
Thomas Gaylor.
The Gaylor family had come all the
way from Now York in a covered
wagon that fall. Tlioy wero in search
of land in the West, and notwithstand
ing tho unpleasant roports they fre
quently heard of Indians in the neigh
borhood of Wolf Prairie, as that baau
-tiful stretch of rich prairie land
had been, seemingly, inappropriately
named, Thomas Ciaylor had concluded
to settle thereou, upon a certain por
tion of its billowy surface, at loast,
that had particularly taken his eye.
The Gaylor family consisted of
Thomas, his wife, and an only child,
Valley, as sho was named, a yonng lady
of 17.
Tliomas was a big, honest, hard
working Yankee farmer of more than
ordinary energy. With tho help of a
neighbor he soon had a ^ory comfort
able log cabin erectcd on his Western
claim, into which the family were fain
to move themselves and their be
longings after a long residence under
Mrs. Gaylor was a busy, careful
housewife, whom the Kansas winds pro
voked not a little, driving the dust of
the sandy road into tho cabin and sift
ing it into tho most seorot and eaored
But Valley was not one to be wor
ried by the gales oi her Western home
nor, indeed, did she allow anything to
worry her. Hers was a cheery, snn
•I«uy temperament, ever seeking the
bright side whore others beheld a som
ber one. But she could be very Arm,
too, as you might judge from the cast
of. her pretty mouth and snowy chin.
Her dark eyes announced more plainly
to an observer than words would have
done that she meant just what she said
and aimed-to execute whatever she set
hor heart to do, so long as her better
judgment approved the step. Imbued
with tho same spirit of industry that
characterized both her parents. Valley
Gaylor determined to be as small a
burden to them in their new home as
possible. Accordingly, hearing that
the Wolf Prairie School was in want of
a teacher for the winter term, Valley
put on her bonnet and gloves, and sot
out to see the board of trustees.
Valley had beon well educated in the
East, but she had nover taught school.
Sho had no fears but that she could
govern tho school and instruct its
pnpils, too, she informed the board,
when she had tendered them her oral
application for tho position and thoy
had Bpoken rather doubtfully with
regard to a young, inexperienced girl
like her managing the rude urchins of
Wolf Prairio. Valley's self-confidence
carried the day for her. Sho was en
gaged to teach tho school at $45 per
mouth and board furnished iter at
Jacob Hancock's during the bad
weather. At other times, or when the
walking was good, .Valley preferred to
walk over threo miles home, rather
.ttan put up with the Hancock family,
who lived but one milo from the school
house, although .Taoob Hancock as
sured her of a cordial welcome to stay
with them throughout the entire term.
"Wifo an' nio'll bo mighty glad to
Jiev ye board along with us. Our ranch
is on'y a mild frum tho skulohouso,
which's light over yander on thet thar
little rise in the purarie," Hancock
School opened on Monday. On Sun
day evening Mr. Gaylor took Valley
over to Jacob Hancock's, with his mule
team, so she might get an'earlier start
on the first diy of school, than if she
walked from her home.
"They're a passal o' toughuns, Miss,"
said Jacob Hancock, before Valley had
left for school next morning.
"Yes an'a quarrelin'er set ye never
seed, I know," put in the voice of
Mrs. Hancock. "Oh! ye'll hev yer
hands full with 'om, Miss. Now of I
was teacher o' the Wolf l'urario skule
I'd jes about churn tho daylights outen
some uv 'em," and she wagged her
head very emphatically.
"I do hope ye won't hev any trouble
with 'em but they're so pesky, all-fired
rough an' heathenish livin' out hyar
erniong tho Injuns with little
or no skulin' tor speak on
fur so long a spell, I'm
kinder fear'd fur ye, Miss. But toy
yor hand. Ye kin lick mine like sin
ef they don't mind ye," were tbo part
ing words of HancocJc as Volley took
op her lunch and started across the
hazy prairie. Sho found the school
honse a rough struoture. It had been
Hade of green lnmber which the fervid
°f several Kansas summers had
warped and shrunken until the boards
*ere an inoh and a half apart in places,
aUowfcg ample ventilation. The floor
little better. The windows were
slits in the walls, two on each side, and
covered with canvas whioh had been
tacked to a rude framework, all four of
which coverings were loose now and
creaking dismally in the high autumn
blasts. Tho door was swinging on its
rusty hinges. Tho place had a decid
edly open look.
A very 'open' reception is accorded
me, that is certain," said Valley, step
ping in and surveying the interior of
her temple of learning out on Wolf
Prairie. A smile hovered oyer her lips
she stationed herself at her desk,
which proved to be an ungainly big
Jry-gooda box. "Gentlemen of leisure
about town are said to find much pleas
ure in them as seais, but I hardly be
lieve I shall enjoy the use of one as a
desk. However, I'll make the best of
the dry-goods.box until I draw my first
month's salary, thou we shall behold
some public improvements."
Valley's adaptability to circumstances
helped her overoome all discourage
ments she might otherwise have felt
over the novel arraugments of hor
Jacob Hancock's numerous children
"took a powerful likin'" to Valley, as
Mrs. H. informed her after one week of
school had passed.
Jake, tho eldest, a robust fellow of
18, had told Valley of tho experi
ence of their last teacher, who had
been forced "to git up an* hustle," by
the largest scholar of Wolf Prairie,
Bill Warren, who, in the language of
the elder Hancock, was "a holy terror
an' always run the skule."
"Bill always goes armed," saidvoung
Jake. "The| other boys will all mind
ye but him. .He rules the roost at
home and everybody is as 'fraid of him
as of the Old Scratch. He's goin' on fur
twenty, and bigger than my pap. But
rough as Bill is, he'll hardly abuso a
woman, I 'low."
"It is to bo hoped ho is to mauly
to do that," said Valley in reply.
The second Monday of school Valley
discovered rndny new faces at the
sclioolhouse as sho came walking up.
Jake camo out to meet her and
whispered lowlv: "Bill Warren is
Valley was all curiosity to soo this
terror of Wolf Prairie, as she began to
term him.
"That's him lonnin' agin the side o'
tho house," whispered Jake, "and he's
got his sliootin' instruments along."
Valley gave a swift glance at tho
tall, bronze-faced, strongly-built follow
leaning by the doorway, with one hand
caressing the muzzlo of a bright now
rifle. He was quite handsome, she de
cided at onco, with his flashing eyes so
deeply blue as to be easily mistaken
for black, and hair of tho hue of a
blackbird's wing. He was dressed
somewhat brigandish, and wore a richly
finished bolt, from which protruded an
ivory-handled revolver. Ho did not
impress Valley as being a "holy terror"
by any means.
For one week everything moved along
without discord. Valley seemed to
liavo "got on tho blind side o' thet thar.
Bill Warren," Jacob Hancock told the
neighbors. All the pupils liked their
now teacher, and she ruled them by a
wise combination of kindness and firm
The big boys said she was "hard to
beat," and Bill had admitted that she
was "tolerable fairish like."
"How o' ye gittin' erlong with thet
thar Bill Warren?" asked Jacob Han
cock of Valley, as she passed his house
on her way home from school, after
two weeks' labor at tho Wolf Prairie
"Very nicely indeed," sho replied.
"He seems to be quite studious so far."
"He'll break out all of a suddint
somo day, like one o' our Western
blizzards," said ho, shaking his head
wisely. "Now ye jes' mark my word
fur it ef he don't."
When Monday morning came Bill
Warren did not put in an appearance
at school. A littlo Bister of his handed
Valley a note from his father. It read:
"MissGaylob:—I write this to put you on
your foiard. Bill swears he won't go to
school any more and he is beyond my control.
Ho lias threatened to brake up your school, as
lio did last wiuter.
15. L. Warren.
Valley's face flushed a littlo as she
read this note, but instantly it took on
a determined expression, and she said
to herself: "If he cannot I can."
As soon as school was- called sho
asked if any of the pupils had .seen
Bill Warren that morning. She learned
from Jake that the "holy terror" was
even then amusing himself with his rifle
on the prairie back of the school-house.
Valley appointed six of her largest
boys to go out and deliver Jjor com
mand to tho big truant. "Toll him I
command him to oome immediately into
the school-room and receive punish
ment for his having played truant."
Her messengers had grinningly
obeyed, but soon returned, saying:
"If ye please, teacher, Bill swore at
us awful when we told him yer say, and
jest stood us off with his revolver. He
says he won't come."
"Ah! We shall see," was all Valley
said. But her dark eyes flashed and
her lips were firmly compressed.
Bidding the scholars be quiet and at
tend to their studies, Valley left tho
A short distance from the school
house she found Bill Warren, sitting
down examining the load in his rifle.
His back was toward her. She slipped
noiselessly up to him, and ere he was
aware of her presence she grasped him
by the coat collar and shook him quite
"You rongli, unmanly follow, to send
a lady such a message. Are you not
ashamed of yourself
Bill's face was a study. Surprise,
anger, and shame struggled for mas
tery there.
"Give me that rifle and revolver, sir,
.and oome back to school at once. I in
tend to punish you for your truancy
and for the use of rough language to
your schoolmates, whom I sent to carry
my orders."
He hung his head, his bronze face
covered srith blushes of shame. He
was too utterly confused to offer resist
ance, even if he had been so inclined,
& Valley bravely possessed herself of
his rifle and piBtol.
"Ndw, sir, march to tho sohool-room
at once," was her next command.
Bill started t-o comply, but suddenly
halted, and confronted her with a
changed countenance. An o*pireSBiva
of intense resentment flashed into his
eyes and ho said:
"I'm not a young one to be ruled over
by any flip of a girl from back East, I'll
give you to understand," and he
straightened himself up like a young
giant "Give me back my weapons,"
and he made a hasty step toward her.
There was a iittle click of the pistol
in Valley's hand and he paused.
"Thunder! yon'd as lief shoot a fel
low as not, I believe," he said,
and he could not help gazing at the
spirited little teacher, who stood so
imperially before him leveling his own
revolver at his head, with some degree
of admiration.
"You will not find it very safeto
menaoe me. I expect to be obeyed,
and without further trifling. Do you
surrender, Bill Warren?" asked the
plucky girl.
The angry, sullen look faded from
his face, and no word was necessary to
show that he was conquered. For
answer he "turned and walked back to
the sclioolhouse by Valley's side.
The incredulous stares the scholars
favored Valley with, as she marched in
witlt her captive, cau ba imagined
moro easily than described.
She lectured him on the sin of diso
bedience before the whole school. Ho
humbly stood and took it, then when
she had finished the crushed bully
took his seat and was very attentive to
his books.
That night she dismissed them all
but Bill, whom sho sat down by to
hold a conference with.
LittlS Lola Warren hurried home
with wild eyes, to tell the news to her
papa and mamma.
"You onght to saw Bill," sho said to
them, excitedly. "Why, he lookod
just as scaved like as could be, when
Miss Valley mado him come in. And
she's kept him in, and she's got his
rifle and pistol by her desk, and I ex
pect shell nigh about wear Bill out if
he don't mind her."
"God grant that sho may reform my
wild boy,"sighed Mrs. Warren, deeply.
And the. husband echoed the prayerful
As Valley sat by her conquered
scholar that evening she implorod him
to consider his parents, to whom his
wild ways showed no respect sho ap
pealed to his sense of honor she urged
him kindly to think and develop the
better manhood she assured him he was
capable of developing. When she
ceasod talking, there wore toars in
Bill's e.ves.
"I've beon an ugly big brute, and I
beg your pardon, Miss Valley he
said, shaking the hand sho offered him
as a sign that peace was rostorod be
tweon them.
"You ought to shoot mo down liko a
dog for the mean way I've actod. No
body over made mo see myself as now
I do, before. I will make a man of
myself yet, or perish in tho trial."
Bill was faithful to his word. He
applied himself diligently to study and
liis was a model of gentlemanly deport
"I jisblieve ye air a witch, Miss Val
key," said Jacob Hancock one wot
evening, as the toacher came back from
school with his children. "Nothin'
short of aright big slice of witchcraft
would a tuck the stiffenin outen Bill
Warren as ye have done," and he
laughed heartily and told her that "it
clean beats mo outen my socks however
ye, a little gal, done what several men
teachers hev failed ter do, ter vanquish
ther holy terror o' Wolf Puraire."
One evening as Valley was walking
home Bill overtook her on his spirited
pony. Ho was leading a beautiful
black pony on whose back was a pretty
new side-saddle.
"Miss Valley," he addressed her, 'T
am not up to making presentation
speeches sncli as they do iu the East,
but you have expressed a wish to own
a gentle ponv so please accept this as
a gift to you."
"It would not look well for me to ac
cept so costly a present," she replied,
looking admirably at tho black pony
with its proudly arched neck.
But Bill did not agree. He insisted
that the pony had been "trigged up"
for her with the approval of his par
ents, rind having so many ponies on
their ranch thoy would never miss it.
So Valley accepted Bill's gift with sin
cerely grateful words.
Valley was exceedingly fond of her
new present, and it soon learned to
know and love its kind mistress.
One Saturday afternoon she deter
mined to ride beyond the limits of
Wolf Prairio and explore the country
far west of hor prairie home.
It was now spring and tho buds were
bursting into beauty on every side.
Valloy, lost in hor admiration of a
scene so cnchanting, took no heed of
the distance sho had come, until her
pony paused by tho side of a lovely
wooded stream to drink. Looking over
her shoulder she was a trifle frightened
to think how far she had heedlessly
ridden beyond th^ range of any human
Before she had time to turn her
pony's head homeward, a brawny,
painted Indian sprang suddenly from
tho wayside bushes and grasped tho
rein of her bridle.
"Ugh!" ho uttored, leering into her
scared face fiendishly. "Jumping Fox
make a heap good take dis time. Good
pony, pretty white squaw! Jumping
Fox take both to his ltfdge."
Tho poor girl was too thoroughly
frightened, as her probable fate flashed
across her brain, to cry out for help.
Indeed her fright had deprived hor of
the power to stir a muscle. She
seemed frozen in the saddle.
The Indian, with another triumphant
gleam in his evil eyes, turned Valley's
pony into a bypath and was fast lead
ing horso and fright-benumbed girl
deeper within the tangled woodland.
Just as the Indian reached a crook
in the path, they came face to face with
Bill Warren on his pony.
Bill had bben out hunting for wild
turkey and Providence had led him
thither. With his keen wits Bill com
prehended the situation at once. With
a yell of horror the young fellow'raised
his rifle and fired directly at the Indian.
But before Bill had pulled the trigger
the wily Jumping Fox had jumped
aside,'' and the bullet which was meant
to pierce his heart bnried itself into
the trunk of a tree beyond where he
had stood.
Bill let him ga skulking off without
further molestation, while he hastened
to Valley's side and received her into
his strong arms just as she fainted.
Water from the stream near by
quickly restored Valley, and they rode
toward home. Sho was too grateful to
Bill for his timely rescue to speak
much of it, besides the brave fellow
would not- listen to thanks.
After that thero seemed to be less
conetraint between them. Perhaps
each understood the other's heart
better. Anyway their relations were
of the most frieudly nature, and Valley
nover rode across the prairios again,
unless Bill attended her.
After school li.id closed its success
ful winter and spring terms, with
Valley as teaohor, Bill sought her at
home and manfully laid his heart be
fore her. "All I am I owe to you.
Won't you help me to continue my
struggle to improve?" he pleaded.
"How can any flip of a girl from
back East help you, Mr. Warner?" she
asked, roguishly.
"Forgive those unkind words and bo
mine," ho insisted.
"I will, my diamond-in-the-rough. I
do love you, and will help you iu your
noble eSorts to improve."
And Valley was true to her word.
"I was in Washington a few days
prior tq the inauguration of Lincoln in
1861, having been tent there by the
Harper's to take sketches when that
event should come off., I did nothing
but walk around tho city and feel the
public pulse, bo to speak. There was
no necessity of saying anything to any
body. You intuitively recognized that
trouble was brewing. Southerners had
sworn that Lincoln shonld not be in
augurated. Their utterances had fired
the Northern heart and the people
loyal to the old flag were just as deter
mined that the lawfully elected Presi
dent should bo inauguratod, though
blood should flow in tho attempt It
was an awful time. People looked
different then than they do now. Lit
tle knots of men could be seen convers
ing together iu whispers on street
corners, and oven the whispers ceased
when a person unknown to them ap
proached. Everybody seemed to sus
pect every one else. Even women
looked askance at each other, and the
ohildron obliged to be out would skurry
home as if frightened, probably having
been warned by their parents. Tho
streets at night, f&r several nights
prior to tho inaugural ceremonies,
were practically deserted. There was
a hush over everything. It seemed to
mo that tho shadow of death was hov
ering near. I had constantly float
ing before my eyes sable plumes and
trappings of woe. I could hear dirges
constantly, and thought for awhilo that
I would have to leave the place or go
crazy. I know all these sober thoughts
were but imagination, but I also knew
that the something which had influ
enced my imagination was tangible,
really existed. Tho 4th day of March
came, and Mr. Lincoln was inaugurated
quiotly and without ostontation. After
the services were over and it became
known that Mr. Lincoln had really
been inducted into office thero was a
savage snarl went up from the South
erners. Tho snarl was infectious. It
was answered by just as savage growls
all over the city. But nothing was
said. A single yell of defiance, a pistol
shot, or even an oath would have pre
cipitated a conflict Men simply glared
at eaoh other and gnashed their teeth,
but were careful not to grit them so it
could be heard. I went to my room in
the Willard and sat down to do some
work. I couldn't work. The stillness
was oppressive. At loast a dozen times
Ipioked up my pencils only to throw
them down again. I got up and paced
the floor nervously. I heard men on
either side of me doing the same thing.
Walking don't relievo the
severe mental strain, I sat down
in my chair and pressed my head in my
hands. Suddenly I heard a window go
up and somo one stop out on tho bal
cony of the Ebbitt House directly op
posite. Everybody in tho hotels had
heard him. What is ho going to do I
asked myself, and I suppose every one
else propounded the same mental in
terrogation. We hadn't to wait long.
He began to sing tho 'Star Spangled
Banner' in a clear, strong, voice. The
effect was magical, electrical. One
window went up, and another, and tiion
another, and heads popped out all over
tho neighborhood. People began to
stir on the streets. A crowd soon gath
ered. Tho grand old song was taken
up and sung by thousands. The spell
was broken, and when the song was
finished tongues were loosened, and
cheer after cheer rent the air. The
man rooming noxt to mo rapped on my
door and insisted that I should take a
drink with him. As wo passed along
the corridors we were joined by others.
Men were wild with joy, some of them
were weeping and throwing their arms
around each other's neck. Others
•wero singing and all were happy.
"Washington was itself again. Tho
Star Spangled Banner' saved it"—
Thomas Nagt, in Denver Xewx.
My sister recently crossed tho Atlan
tic with her three children, aged re
spectively 3, 5}, and 8, and the eldest
two wero soon, like their parent, af
flioted with sea-sicknoss, and sought tho
seclusion that the state room grants.
Master Willio, aged 8, lay tossing
and restless and groaned out:
"Oh, why do I suffer so, why do I
suffer so?"
Whereupon Nellie, tho 5^-year-old,
who had evidently remembored the
words if not tho meaning of what she
had learnedin Sunday-sohool, leaned
over the edge of the bunk and said,
"Willio, don't you know what the
good book says 'Suffer little children,'
and we are the little children."—Ex
Auckland, New Zealand, is a lively
and enterprising city of 70,000 inhabit
ants. It is mtuqted near the crater of
a largo extinct volcano, which, accord
ing to scientists, may resume active
operations at any moment Tho Auck
landers, however, are not terrified at
the prospect, and, in fact, are going to
cement tho bottom of the crater and
use it as a reservoir for their wator
People worry themselves ill, they
worry themselves insane they worry
themselves to
death. Ambi tion.is a good
thing energy is a good thing industry
is a good thing. But restlessness, fret
fulness, and worry—these tend directly
to insanity und death.
Oak it be said of an old toper that he
ever has a sober second thought —Bos
ton Courier, •p
A Now Theory or the Draad Disease
"Which Seems Very Sensible.
In fifty per cent, of tho eases, consump
tion Is only the symptom of somo other dis
ease I
The disease, in such cases, cannot bo
cured until tho cause, whatever it is, Is re
Moro than half tho victims of consumption
have albumen in tho wutor.
"What does this indicate?"
Albumen cannot appear in whnt encapos
from tho body, if the organs which take
the wator from the blood are healthy.
Wo drink water in large quantities every
day. This wator goes through tho body and
washes away the waste matter and decay
of tho system, and takes it to the kidneys.
If these organs aro healthy, this waste in
solution in tho wator is removed by them.
It not. tho natural action is reverted, and,
instead of removing the waste, that poison
ous stuff remains in the blood, but tho real
lifo-giving element or the albumen es
Fancy the effect.
This uric acid waste is a rank poison, and
attacks tho weakost organ first. The
Brompton Hospital of London, England,
shows in its roports that over 52 per cent, of
tho victims of consumption nro roally
victims of kidney disoase, tho lung
troublo, boing shown by tho prosonco of
albumen in the blood, to be but tho indica
tion of kidnoy derangement. Tho roal cause
of pulmonary troubles being so author
itatively shown to bo faulty, oven though
unsuspected action of tho kidneys, explains
why. in order to master tho droadea con
sumption, one must rid the blood of the urlo
acid Irritant, which inflames and burns up
the lung substance. For this purposo there
is nothing equal to that great speciflo,
Wnrner's safe cure. This remedy has won
the favor of medical men ail ovor the world,
purely on its merits. Wo have no doubt
that if the kidneys aro kept in natural ac
tion, consumption and a groat many other
diseases, eausod by 'uric acid, will not
only bo cured, but will bo prevented.
J. W. Wcstlako, of Mt. Vornon, Ohio, had
a sister residing in Michigan who was
thought surely to bo going with consump
tion. She took ton bottles of Warner's safe
cure, which he sent her, and he Bays:
"That was tho last I hoard of hor consump
tion." Thousands of such cases are devel
oped every day.
Dip your flngor in acid every day. and It
soon fostors and is destroyed. Send acid
poisoned blood through tho lungs every seo
ond and they soon give way.
This, then, is tho condition of things that
always precedos consumption: First,
wcakoned kldnevs: second, retained urio
acid, poisoning the blood: the development
of disease In tho lungs by the irritant aoids
passing through them. Then there is a
little cough in tho morning: Boon, thick,
yellow matter is spit up, followed by loss
of flesh und strength with dreadful night
swoats and when tho patient goos to his
school physician for help ho is put on cod
liver oil. which his stomach, weukoned also
by urlo acid in tho blood, cannot digest.
Bocnuse thero is no pain prosont in tho
kidneyB, tho patient does not think they
aro afTccted, but tho kidney acid is doing
its work every minute, every hour,
day and night, and by and by tho dis
easo of tho lungs lias advancod until pus is
dovclopcd. then conies hemorrhages, and
at last the glassy stare of tho eyes, which
denote that tho ond is near.
A post-mortem examination of such cases
shows that tho terrible uric acid lias com
pletely destroyed tho substance of the
It is impossiblo to euro lung diseases,
whon tho blood is poisoned with uric
"Is that family that has moved in
next door neighborly!1" asked one
Sioux Falls woman of an other.
"Yes, they appear to be. They've
borrowed flour of me twice, tea once,
and sugar three times. Then they
have got our coffee-mill and one tub,
and tho luitchet, and two lengths of
stovepipe, and the baby carriage, and
the woman empties all the slops over
the fence into our'yard, and I see her
coming across now to hang her clothes
on our line."
"I shouldn't think you would like to
have them borrow things so much and
act quite so free."
"Oh, I don't worry much about it.
We've got theft- mop and about hnlf
of their dishes, and rolling-pin, and
washing-machine, and the other day I
borrowed ten sticks of wood from
them, and each afternoon bur hired
girl puts on better clothes than the
woman has on hor back and walks up
and down the sidewalk, and to-night
I'm going to put out poison for their
dog. Oh, we are getting along very
nicely, and I think they are going to
be very pleasant neighbors. This al
ways was a splendid neighborhood."—
Bakota Bell,
Ark you nad, despondent, gloomy?
Are you sore distressed?
Listen to tho welcome bidding—
"He at rest."
nave you achcs and pains unnumbered,
Poisoning life a Golden Cup?
Think not there's no balm in Gileadt and
"Give It up."
A Goldeu llomedy awaits you—
Golden not alone in narno—
Reach, oh, suffering one, and grasp it,
Health reclaim.
Thero in but ono "Goldou* Remedy—Dr.
Piorco'a Golden Medical Discovery. It stands
alouoaa the great "blood-purifior," "strongth
renower" ana "healih-restorer," of tbo ago!
Tho Liver, it regulator removing all impuri
tioa. Tho Lungs it strengthens, cleansing
and nourlehiug thorn. Tho whole system it
builds up, supplying that abovo all other
things most needed—pure, rich Blood.
lie applied to the superintendent of
a street railway for position as a car
driver. "Are you a llaVvard gradu
"2fo, sir.v
"Ever practiced law or medicine?"
"Were you educated for the minis
"No I liavo only a common school
"Then I can't furnish you witU em
ployment. If I engaged a man who was
not a bachelor of arts there would be
a general strike on the line.' You'd
better get a job as an editor."—2Vc
answer to casual question,
How easy and truthful to tell it's
A cure for the worst indigestion.
To tako Viorce's Purgativo Pellets.
TISK ituzzAun ,tSD THE row
A fox who was crossing the Held
one day encountered a buzzard, who
not only jeered and insulted him, but
actually dared him to combat. A
peasant who came upon the scene ex
pressed his surprise that the fox
should submit to such conduct, but
the latter replied:
"An enemy not worth burying is not
worth killing."
Moral: That's why so innny loafers
remain unthumped.
"Wiiere are yon a-going?" risked Jack
of an acquaintance. "To-soo a friend."
"WolJ, I'll go with you, for I never saw ono
A js Ew Yokkeii advertises: "Gravestones
for sale cheap, to cloio up an estate." Now
is the timo to die.—Oil City Derrick.
Mrs. Sudden Iticn says that she writes
a diphthong between "Sudden" and "Itich
now.—Boston Journal.
Consumption Suroly Cured.
To the Editor: —Plouio Inform vour readers
that I have a ponitlvo roinndy for tbo abovo
named diaoase. By Its timely u«e thouaandsof
bopeleua cuea have been permanently cured. I
•hall he glad to send two bottles of my remedy
toek to any of your reader* who have consump
tion if they will aond mo their Expreea and
P. O. address. Jteap?ctful!y,
T. A. 6LOCUM. M. U. 181 Pearl Et., N. Y.
It is said that a groen turtle can livo sit
week* without food. The turtle seemi to
be the editor of tbo brnie creation.
ArrEARANcns aro deceiving in this world.
Tho niccst man you ever met was a bunco
steerer Life.
A man who had his attention drawn said
it wasn't half as painful 31 cJfawjng a tooth.
"I Don't Want Belief, Bnt Cnre,"
is the exclamation of thousands suffering
from catarrh. To all such we say: Catarrh
oan be cured by Dr. Sage's Catarrh liomcdy.
It has boon done in thousand* of cases win
not in yours? Your danger is iu delay. Iu
close a stamp to Worli's Dispensary Moiicai
Association, Buffalo, N. Y., for pamphlet on
this disoase.
"IIow much does your best girl cost
you, ell fellowf" was plumped at a
beardless boy who makes liis bread and
butter—about $8 a week—in the car
penter trade. After demurring, as
usual, overlooking at tho sentimential
affair in so practical a light, liis objec
ions were finally overruled and he con
sented to talk.
"Me and my girl take iu nil the mu
seum shows. Ten weeks of museum
at 20 cents a week makes $2. All the
girls hanker after ice-cream and I gen
erly put up $2 on ice-cream. I have to
get her 10 cents worth of taffy oft and
on that comes to 75 cents easy. In
summertime we get reckless and go to
two big blowouts anyway—most gen
erally picnics witli the car-fare that
comes to S3. Other evenings we go to
the parks and freezo to one of them
benches that don't cost nothing ex
cept for car-fare 60 cents would about
settle that, for sometimes we walk,
don't you see. When Christmas comes
I do the grand and buy a pair of ear
rings or some other piece of finery the
girls like, and never pay less than $2.
neither. Let's see: $2, $2, 75 cents,
$3,00 cents, $2 comes to S10.35 My
girl says that is good enough for her."
—Buffalo Times.
"It can never be, George," she said
—and her voice sounded far away—
"all is ovor we must part and part
And George sat in the darkening
twilight, with bowed head and clench
ed hands, watching tho colors of his
life grow cold and gray.
"Is all over, indeed, between us,
Clara?'' he said, brokenly. "No moro
warm handclasps, 110 more lovelit
glances, 110 more stolen kisses, sweeter
than nectai', 110
"Xo, George, nevermore."
"No more moonlight strolls," he
went on, groping wildly for his hat,
"or tender communion beneath starry
skies 110 more tutti-frutti at Delmon
iso's no more
"Oil, George, dear," broke in the
girl, with a convulsive sob—and now
her warm, sweet breath was tickling
his ear—"I cannot bear to seo you
thus cast down. Let me unsay those
dreadful words. Let me—
Hut, gentle reader, wo must with
draw from this sacred scene.—JVew
York Sun.
Dellcato Children, Nursing
Mothors, Overworked Men, and for all dis
eases where tho tissues are wasting away from
the inability to digest ordinary food, or from
overwork of tbo brain or b:«lv, all such should
tako Scott's Emulsion of l'uro Cod Livor Oil
with Hypophosphitos. "I used tho Emulsion
on a lady who was delicalo and threatonod
with Bronchitis. It put her in tucli good
health and llosh that I must say it is tlrj bout
Emulsion ever used."—L P. Waddell.
M. D., Hugh's Mills, a C.
A number of men working on anew
building up on Ellicott street had
been in the habit of begging smoked
sausage of Butcher Lang. The sau
sage was palitable, so the importuni
ties for it were many. The cry for
sausage without money became a nui
sance. In this dilemma the butcher
conceived an idea of making sausage
that woiild dampen the appetite of the
boys, as it were. He yesterday gath
ered a lot of leavings of sausage-meat,
mixed them plentifully with sand, and
loaded the mess into an innocent-look
ing casing. The link was boiled and
laid aside for the lirst solicitor. He
soon came. The sausage was given
him he took a big, long bite and be
gan to chew, and^then he changed liis
mind about swallowing thp stuff.
That man was full of grit just then,
and he couldn't get rid of it for some
time.—Buffulo Courier.
Itching lll«s.
Symptoms—-Mtiuiro intense itching and
stinging most at niglit worse by scratching.
If allowod to conlu.ua tumors foNn. which
often bleed and uioerate, becoming very sore.
Moi3!kn builders enn huvdly be com
pared to creepers, although they certainly
do nil) nil houses very fnbt.
Lots of fellows who knew nothius St
art beforo tho war eon draw a peiiBlou easily I
•Johnny bbj'b he is his mother's ennoe,
and she is alwnys nble to paddle it.— Mer
chant Traveller.
You will get moro comfort lot 25c. in I,jou"b
ilcdStiffouera tliau iiinuy otherai ticloyou buy.
What loven swenr—I will be true, my
lovo. till death. What husbands swoar—
not fit for Dublication.
Whf.he on "man wants but littla here
below" three others nre within calling dis
tance who want all.
"X havo lieu occasionally troubled with
C.iughs, and in each caao lian: u»oI
llro\vn'» lli'oncktnl Troches
wUica hard novor faila'l, auJ lmut iy t.iuy
aro sccond to uo:i in tho wurkl."- Irtir A
Afay, t'a*/ticr, .St. /'(Ill', Minn.
Abraham's son Isaac was not a scor. IT
ho Lad beeu hiB name would doubtlcBD
have he'en spelled Eycsic.
The man at tho wbsol
Tho Proof.—To
Omtmont stopj the itching and
bleeding, lioals nle.-ration, and in many cases
reinovoa the tiirnore. It is oqually efficacious
in curing all Hkin Diseases. Dr. Swayno &
Son Proprietors. Philadelphia. Swayno's
okMued of draggiats, or-by
"What is the best way of eating
corn on the cob?"' asked it young mar
ried woman of her husband at dinner
the other day.
"Don't know," was the gruff reply,
"never tried to eat coru 011 a cob: al
ways eat it off."—Elmira Gazette.
Catarrh Cured.
A elerpvman, after yoars of flnfferiiig from
that loaihsome dia^asp, Catarrh, and vaii.ly
trjirg every known remedy, ai Ja*t foi nd a
pr(Bc»pion which completely cund and
aavuo him from dea b. Any etifT.rcr from this
dreadfut disease fowling a eelf-addroesod
8 nmncd env) op-) 1o Pror. J. A. Linrence,
212 East Ninih bireet, .wi rooiire the recip*
froo of oliar.*o.
Relief,—Tn nuy climate nt anr season one
or two applications of St. Jacobs Oil relieves
often cures permanently. This is the avcrago
experience in ten years.
Cures.—The contents of a bottle
have curod
thousands of extreme chronic cases. Used ac
cording to directions there is a euro iu
every bottle.
The Testimony.—Thousands
make sure of this show­
ing, answers to inquiries concerning the per
manency of the cures resulted as follows
That from date of healing to date of rtaponti
evay cure has remained permanent r&*
curreiice of pain.
Its Supremacy.—The twenty million bot
tles sold can bo justly rated as so many cures
in almost every case a permanent cure. Its
price is the surety of every bottle being tho
same, every bottle being a cure and tho poor
are protected.
Sold by Drvfffflftt and Dealers Everywhere,
The Charles A. Vogeler Co., ISalto., Ud«
OME b'tudy. Secure a Bufllaess Education by mall
huYANT's BuaiNKsa College,Buffalo,
OLD is worth tt Oppr pound, 1'ettlt.s Eyo Salve
(l.UOU, but ta euld at ccnts a box by dealer*.
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HAM. Att'y, Washington. D.C.
C*OItn MONTH. Agonta wanted. 10best as]!
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ENSIONS Collected niul Increased or no foe.
FktatrcraldA Powell InnlnnnpollB, Ind. Reject
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totla dnr% Eamplea worth tlJO, FIIU.
Jnea not tinocr the bore's feet. Writ*
brewater lie
in HolucrCo^ liollr. Mich
R. S. It A. P. Lacey. Patent
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.-t*-- .%TT.In«t"ifltiona and opinions
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r«Ar'fEVER©¥jy| OOI-D IX IIE/tD
Ai'ply Balm into each nostril.
:l.Y BROS.,
Dr._W 00D,
a Bttfra duty to
Probably no form of disease It 10 generally dis*
trlbuted aroongrur whole population as scrofula.
Almost erery Individual tws this.latent poison
conning his reins. The terrible sufferings co
durcd by thoso aflllctcd with scrofulous sores
cannot be understood by others, and their gratl*
tudo on finding
a remody that cures them, astoo*
Isbes a well person. Tho wonderful power of
Hood's Sarsaparilla
In eradicating every form of Scrofula has been so
clearly and (ally demonstrated thM It leaves no
doubt that tt is the greatest medical discovery of
this generation. It Is made by C. I. HOOD* CO.,
fcowell, Mass., and is sold by all dru^giii*.
i.' IOO Dpses
Gmwrfch St, 3V
Over 5jflC0 Physicians hare sent ns tlieirapproval of
DlGESTi'LIN, saying that It in the best preparation
tor Indirection that they have ever used.
We havn never heard of a case of Dyspepsia where
DIGE8TYLTN was taken that was cot cureu.
Tor Bummer Corap nlnu and Chroule Diarrhea.,
which are tliti dircct results of imperfect digestion.
D1GESTYL1N will effect an immediate cure.
Tako DIGEsTYI.lN for tl nainn au disorders of
the stomaoh they nil rotne from Indication. Ask
your druggist for DIOKSTYLIX (piicc f.1 nor large
bottle), li hedoisnot hsveit.retid one dollar to na
and we will scnrl a bottle to yuu.expresa prepaid.
Do net hesitate to reii-l your money. Our house Is
reliable. Established tw-nty-ftvo yesrt.
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year* horpit.U ami pr/mfr practice—
10 in ChiniQo and jVViv orfe—Ks
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ScrvouH. Chronic nnd Special
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(tort of ncruni iviurrr), ond all Iinftlo iVtaenHpH,
IrrrguUirKUf. etc. Cure* guaranteed or
money refunded Iiutrch f»tlr. Terms
cash. Aire nnd experience nro important. No in
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hunlneaa—l ntlenu» nt dlMnnre treated by mnH—
Mraieinee tent everywhere ine *rom M*' ntu break*
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Ixiilite rfurfno Pregnancy and. Coniln/mmf— Send 4c.
postage for Illustrated BOOK and MEDICAL
JOURNAL. (fSTMentton tills paper.
It pars to have
and flDNt r.
One Doljar
Wheel say com
Us aaiiosan nsrsly to stop them
lor a ums and thMhavs tham return aolp. Imaaaa
radiealonrs. iAfcvamaaetEsdlasassioxFITS, KPUc
1 stud?. I
warrant ray remedy to ear* lbs worst easaa. Baoaose
haT« failedls na r«
Band aionos for
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of testimo­
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cure of all kinds of painful ailments....
livening Wisconsin
By Sail Om Tear ud
(Which *lone nils for H.00),
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Cures Neuralgia, toothache,
Headache, Catarrh, Croup, Sore ThroaL
Lame Back, Stiff Joints, Sprains, Bruises,
Burns, Wounds, -Old Sores and
All Aches and Pains.
testimonials received by us mora than
EE? V1
for this valuable remedy. It
••°2iy relieves tho most severe pains, bui
It Cures You.. That's the Idea I
Bold by Drunltu. ffo eta. Bona Book freo.
The Musical 1888.
As the musical New Yeab hoavea in sight, wo sreet
It with the -sound of Cornet* for any other musical
instrument, for all of which Oliver Dltaon Jt Co.
provide the very best Instruction Books).
with the New Year, msny new.pupils will com*
mence to lesrn the Piano to them and their acliers
we commend
a peerless book, which has held the lead for many
y«*rs, *nd. unaffected by the appearance ot other
undoubtedly excellent instructors, still sells liko a
new book. Price $3.
and be utiful Sdsdat Rcuqol Bonos.a*»d is one of
the best of its class. Tho nowost book.
UIUUO ninhes abundance ot the
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Books that sell everywhere and all the time:
Colleg-o Soiijm. r.o eta. War Sodf 50c. ubttco
and PlHnlHtinu SnngH. arte. Mliisiroi Hones,
5?w GootI Old .Sonirs wo us«?d to
elnSi SI.
KINKEI/S COPY BOOK 173 ct«.l. with the Bo
mcnta and Exercises to be written, is a useful
book for tcachere and scholars.
Any Book Mailed for the Retail Price,
Oliver liitson 0 Co.. Boston.
Do you feel dull, languid, low-spirited, life
leu, and indescribably miserable, both physi
cally und mentally experience a sodro of
fullness or bloating uftcr eating, or of "(rone
ness," or emptiness of stomach in tho morn
ing, tonffuo coated, bitter or bad taste in
mouth, irregular appetite, dizziness, frequent
beadftches, blurred eyesight,"
floating specks
beforo the eyes, nervous prostration or ex
haustion, irritability of temper, hot flushes,
alternating with chilly sensations, sharp,
biting, transient pains licro and there, cold
feet, drowsiness alter mcAis wakefulness, or
disturbed nnd unrcfreshlng sleep, constant,
bidcscribablo feeling of dread, or of impend
ing calamity?
If vou havo nil, or any considerable number
of these symptoms, you aro suffering from
that most common of American maladies
Bilious Dyspepsia, or Torpid Liver, associated
with Dyspepsia, or Indigestion. The moro
complicated your disoaso has become, tho
will subdue it, if taken according to direc
tions for a reusnnablo length of time. If not
maladies aro quite lfablo to set in and, sooner
or later, induce a fatal termination.
Dr. Pierce'* Golden medical Dis
covery acts powerfully upon tho Liver, and
through thot great blood-purifying organ,
cleanses the system of all blood-taints and im
purities, from whatever cause arising. It is
equally cfllcudous in actinjr upon tho Kid
ney*, and other excretory organs, cleansing,
strengthening, and healing their diseases. As
an apiKJtizinar, restorativo tonic, it promote*
digestion and nutrition, thereby building up
both ilesh and strcugth. In malarial districts,
this wonderful mcdlclno has gained great
ceiubritr in curinff Fover and Aguo, Chills and
Fever, Dumb Ague, and kindred diseases.
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis
from a common Blotch, or Eruption, to tho
worst Scrofula. HMt-rheum, Fever-sores,"
Scaly or Itough Skin, in short, all diseases
causicd by bad blood aro conquered by this
powerful, purifying, nnd invigorating medi
cine. Great Eating Ulcers rapidly heal under
iu benign influence. Especially has it mani
fested its potency in curing Tetter, Eczcma,
Erysipelas, Bolls, Carbuncles, 8oro Eyes, Scrof
ulous Sores nnd Swellings, Hip-joint Disoaso,
"White Swellings,'* Goitre, or Thick Neck,
and Enlurgcd Glands. Send ten ccnts in
stamps for largo Treatise, with coiorcd
plates, on Skiti Diseases, or tho same nmount
for a Treatise on Scrofulous Affections.
ThorouglUy cleanse it by using Dr. Pierce's
Golden IflcdlciU Discovery, and good
digestion, a fair skin, buoyaut spirits, vital
(Strength and bodily health will be established.
which is Scrofula of (he La
tigs, is arrested
and cured by this remedy, if taken in tho
earlier stages of tho disease. From its mar
velous power ovor this tordbly fatal disease,
when first offering this now world-famed rem
edy to the public,. Dr. Pieroe thought seriously
of calling it his
Consumption Curb," but
abandoned that name as too restrictive for
a medicine which, from its wonderful com
bination of tonic, orsti'cnfithening, alterative,
or blood-cleansing, anti-bilious, pectoral, and
nutritive properties, Is uncqualcd. not onlv
as a remedy for Consumption,, but for all
Chronic Diseases of the
Liver, Blood, and Lungs.
For Weak Lungs, Spitting of Blood, Short
ness ot Rreath, Chronlo Nasal Catarrh, Bron
chitis, Asthmn, Severe Coughs, and kindred
affections, it is an efficient remedy.
Sold by Druggists, at $1.00, or Six Bottles
for $5,00.
Send ten cents In stamps for Dr. ?ierce*s
book on Consumption. Address,
World's Dispensary Medical Association,
663 main St., BUFFALO, N. V.
S u. NO. 3-88.
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