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Ky-.4J8BB-JiSll ..SJI JiaaPli I) 5SS-v'.;?M I'-SS'iM '!B'. 'Jli'tiMBJ X rWaaigrggTMe.gi?'V-r.:,X '"JSJMJEJawiaBBa m w -52r r-MfWltliml;Slrai " . 'x ?-?za ' v ' . 'w -'- - - jss?' owfrJrJewjssja-.'r.w- z ? sr r i i HIS CHRISTMAS GIET. Acain it comeF.to. urearlhly found, IWbilllfc my aching need: Ec it from heaven or depths below, I'll Ixow this mjsteij dread. Mayhap icme burdened eouI lupaln 1 bus cries for friendly aid- lut. nay, Ench awful gioans could re er By human voice te made. Home demon grim, perchance, hath come, To haunt my life of peace Tell me, ye sods, wb&t means Ibis din, Or kindly bid it cease. AhJ ha! I have it! Treacherous brain, How could you eo foruel? The joutbnest door from Santa Clans Bcceived a new cornetM Philadelphia Call. The Cnnrsrais Stocking. lone years bro ibis Christmas t me, My llttte one my all to me Eat robbed in while upon my knee, Ard heard the merry Chrittmas chime. "Tell me, my little golden head, Jf f anta CUu. fhould come to-night, V hat lhall be leave my baby bright, TVhattreatureformyboj?" I said. And then he named the little toy, hile in his round and mournful eyes There came a look ol glaC surprise, That ipoke his truMiul, quiet joy. And as he lisped his evening prayer, lie atkto the boon with childish gTace, Ana tcddlfd tothe chimney place, And hung his lit le stocking there. That night oslfnpth'Ding shadows crept, I fbw the white winged angels come W ith hcavenl muf ic to our heme, And kits my darling as he slept. They mu-t have heard his baby prayer, For iu the moan, with anxious face, He toddled to the chimney place, And found the little treasure theie. They came again one Christmas tide That atgel host to fair and white, And, singing all the Christmas night. They lured my darling from my side. A lltf.'Fock-a little toy- A xlttle lock of golden hair The Christmas music on the air 1 m watching for my baby-boy. And if gain that agel train And golaen neaa come uut iui mu To bear me to eternity, My Watching will not be in vain. Jane Elizabeth's Christmas. Jane Elizabeth stood looking out of the little window of her room. It had stormed in the night, and the roofs that stretched away in the distance were white with snow. The cold, bright sun shine streaming down tipped the spires of the churches with gold and caused the crystles in the snow to sparkle like dimonds. After awhile Jane Elizabeth's eyes wistfully sought the clear, blue sky. "It's so far away !" Bhe moned, with a little helpless stretch of hei hand. "So far away 1 Oh, mammy, why couldn't I go, too? I don't went to stay here al alone." , , A week before her mother, wan and wasted from disease, had feebly clasped lier in her arms. 5Jane Elizabeth," she said, tremulous ly, "I am going away." "Going away ?" the child repeated in wonder. "Where? And am I going, too?" The mother turned her face to the "wall. f'Oh, my poor darling," she cried, in a sudden passionate outburst. "Who will keep you when I am gone ? I can't die I must not die. 0 God, for my baby's sake, grant that I may livel" Jane Elizabeth saw that she was cry ing, and soitly pressed her cheek againBt he mother's with a child's sympathy. "Don't, she Eaid, with a sob." Her mother covered her face with kisses, and weeping herself, strove to fiootli licr. "There, there," she said. "You must not cry. lam going away, Jane, and you cannot come. You must stay with Mrs. Gradv. She has told me Bhe will take care of vou. Promiee me that you will be a good girl and mind her." Jane Elizabeth's voice choked as she promised. And that night her mother died. "God bless and keep my baby !" she said, with almost her last breath. . Jane Elizabeth watched the two men who came with the rude pine box the next day. When the lid at last shut from her sight the mother's face the child realiced for the first time the aw- fulness of death. "Don't, oh, don't 1" she wildly sobbed, placing herself before them. "You are oing to take her away I Oh, mammy ear, don't let them 1 Look up 1 Can't you see mo?" One of the men coughed rather nerv ously, while the other, with a suspicious moisture in his eye,murmured something a"bout "the poor little kid's takin' on so bad." Then, while they carried the box down the narrow, rickety stairs to the dingy hearse that, surrounded by a curi ous crowd, was waiting to convey it to the potters' field, Jane Elizabeth was led away almost hysterical with grief by Mrs. Grady to her floor belovr. Somenow Jane Elizabeth did not like Mrs. Grady. Itmayhave been because of her rough ways, for Mrs. Grady was not wholly bad. Then, too, there was much to account for her sharp temper in the brutish husband and the four unruly children Bhe had. It wbb not long before Jane Elizabeth discovered that her lines had not fallen in verv pleasant places, to say the least. As Mrs. Grady labored at her wash-tub continually, and the two eldest children worked at a factory near by, the care of the others was thrown upon her, though she was only eight years old. Then there was dishes to wash and the floor to scrub, until the child's back would fairly ache. At such times when Mrs. Grady addressed harsh words to her, Jane Eliz abeth felt very miserable indeed and lenged intensely for her mother. And that morning, when she stood Bhivering at the window and heard the blessed Christmas bells ring out, pro claiming their glad tidings 6f "peace on earth and good will to man," Jane . Elizabeth wondered if there could be any other little children as unhappy as she. It did not seem possible to her. With a child's quick perception, she felt that Bhe was in the way. The night be fore, whea they thought she was asleep, she heard them talk about her and lis tened. "Ye shouldn't have taken her," Mr. Grady had said angerly. "There were enough mouths to feed before she came." "I couldn't help it," his wife had re plied in an apologetic tone, "ihe poor crathur made me promise on her dying bed. It wasn't in me to say no. It would have broken her heart if I had. An', now she's dead we can put her in the asylum, if we say.' The asylum! " What was it like, Eliz beth wondered. In a vague way she as sociated it with a prison, and a chiidish terror took possession of her at the thought of being put in it. If she too, . could only be up in the blue sky where Mr. Grady, in "response to her oft-repeat ed question, had told her where her where her mother had gone! And still the bells kept pealing that a Son was born! Jane Elizabeth turned away from the window with a stifled sob. t There were the children to dress, and, after the crust of bread and the cup of weak coffee composuig the morning meal had been eaten, the dishes to be pat awar. When Jane Elisabeth had rimiA this she stole out into the hall. A little girl, a child of thrifty parents on the eame floor, met her with a doll in her arms. "What did you get?" Ehe asked with sparkling eyes. "Get?" repeated Jane Elizabeth. "Where?" "Why, don't you know? From Santa Claus of course. Look! I got this." And she held up the doll, at the sight of which Jane Elizabeth's heart gave a great bound. The next moment it sank when she heard Mrs. Grady's shrill yolce: "Jane Elizabeth!" While her little neighbor skipped happily off, she went wearily back to mind the baby. Mrs. Grady scolded her for having gone away. It was too much for the child's pent-up soul to en dure. Jane Elizabeth burst out crying as though her heart would break. "Hold your clack!" said Mrs. Grady sharply. ':Ye'llhave Bomethin' to cry fur if ye git to the asylum." At this Jane Elizabeth's tears broke out afresh. Quite out of patience, Mrs. Grady took her by the arm and thrust her into the adjoining room. "There," she said as she closed the door. "Ye kin stay by yerself till ye learn to kape still." When she was alone Jane Elizabeth continued to sob softly to herself. It was not becauEe the room was cold and dark and she was afraid. What Mrs. Grady had said about the asylum had intensified her childish horror of the place. She Btruck her little hands to gether and determined she would never go there. Anything but that! She had rather die and be with her dear mother. When she was at last quiet Mrs. Grady opened the door and called her out. For an hour she played with the baby to keep it still while Mrs. Grady grimly proceeded with the ironing she had promised to have ready the next day: Aftera -while Mr. Gradv came in with the Bmell of liquor on his breath and scowled blackly at her. "Been cryin', eh?" he uttered, thickly. "What have ye been up to?" Jane Elizabeth remained silent. "She's been a naughty girl this morn in'," Mrs. Grady replied. "I had to shut her up in the room by herself." "She musn't try any of her tricks around here," said Mr. Grady, with a coarse oath. "If she does, I'll show her." With quivering lip Jane Elizabeth arose to help Mary Ann Grady prepare the table for dinner. While they were doing so the other let a dish fall. There waB a sharp cruch as it broke in a dozen pieces on the floor. Thoroughly fright ened, Mary Ann turned quickly around to 6ee if any one had observed her. "Who did that?" Mrs. Grady asked angrily. "Jane Elizabeth," she boldly replied. "I did not," said Jane Elizabeth, in dinnantlv. "It was vou." Mrs. Grady's face turned white with paBsion. "So, no content wid breakin' dishes, you muBt lie about it, you young hussy, you!" she cried. "Come here to me this minute:" As Jane Elizabeth advanced she raised her hard, red hand and dealt her a num ber of cruel blows upon the head. Then she put her in the next room again, say ing, as she did so: "There, missl Ye'll get no dinner fur what ye've done." 'Jane Elizabeth, wretched and un happy, threw herself despairingly on the cold fleor. "Oh, mammy, mammy dear!" she wailed. "Why don't you come back?" She could hear them drawing up to the table for dinner. As Bhe listened to the clatter of the knives and forks she hoped that some one would bring her something to eat. But no one came, and at last, tired out and hungry, she cried herself to sleep. By the time Bhe awoke it had grown dark. She shiveringly went to the win dow and lifted the corner of the blind to look out. One bv one the stars were be ginning to appear. Jane Elizabeth stood and watched them. "Nobodv cares for me." she said, as the moments passed by and nobody came. I'll go away," There was another door, which Mrs. Grady kept locked, communicating with the back hall. Softly turning the lock Jane Elizabeth went out. Down the dark, treacherous stairs to the street be low and out into the white world. How crisp the air was! Jane Eliza beth wished she could havebrought her hat and shawl with her. The snow came in through the holes in her shoes until her feet felt very cold indeed. But on she trudged, with only one thought and that of leaving Mrs. Grady. There was not many people on the streets. A policeman with his great coat muffled up to his chin nodded as he passed by.mutterinethat "it was a rough night for youngsters to be out." But still she plodded on. On, on, only to irt awav. By and by she came to a building that was ablaze with light. Jane Elizabeth stole to the door on tiptoe and looked An acclamation brofee irom ner lips at the beautiful sight she saw within. A tree brilliantly decorated with lighted candles upon whose green branches there Were hundreds of toys and games! And gayly-dressed Utile children with cheeks flushed and eyes sparkling, waiting im patiently to receive them! As she stood there watching, with parted lips, a lady dressed in white arose to sine. Entranced, Jane Elizabeth lis tened. It was a voice so sweet and pure that it seemed to come from heaven. Was she an angel, after all, Jane Eliza beth wondered. She advanced a step for a better view of the singer's face. A man who sat near the door observed her and silently arose. "Have you a ticket?" he whispered to her. "No," faltered Jane Elizabeth. "I'm sorrv." he said, "but only the boys and cirls havine tickets can come. You should have joined the Sunday Bchool." With a convulsive sob Jane jMizaDein turned away. Out of the pleasant warmth into the bitter cold of the night Bhe passed. The last sweet strain die! softly away: And ye shall have est, he shall have rest!" Once outside, she paused a moment to consider. Should she go back? She shuddered as she thought of the asylum, and then plunged blindly onward. Surely the God who hatched a sparrow's fall would care for her, a little child! How the stars shone! Jane Elizabeth looked up at them, a numb, drowsy feel ing stealing over her. Was her mother watching her from behind them, she wondered. She imagined that ehe saw her, with the tender smile that was on her face even in the last hours of her sickness. Soon the cold feeling left her. But she was so tired so tired! If she could only rest awhile she might go on. She stumbled to the vestibule of a stately residence and sank with a sigh of con tent upon the snowy steps. As her eyes closed in sleep there was a smile upon her lips a smile that was upon them even when they found her cold in death! And which of us will picture the joy that there was in heaven next morning? "Suffer little children to come unto me," the saviour has said. Sorely He must have found a place beside His great white throne for poor, homeless little Jan Elisabeth. A 24-year old grandfather is one of tne conoames or Americas, ua. MEBBT CHKIST3IAS. Emporia Eepublican. "All hailed with uncontrolled delight, And general voice, the happy night That to the cottage as the crown Tirnucht tidincs of salvation. How little the wise, the great, the pro' phetic, and the groping muiuiuue bw the approaching festival of the ages in the days when the Kedeemer moved in visible and tangible form in their pres ence and proclaimed in their hearing His beneficient mission, "Peace on earth, good will to men." How surely, throogh all perversions and vicissitude, His teachings and examples have leavened and molded and directed human im pulses, until in our own dayat least one fourth of the entire population of the earth unite in celebrating the agreed an niversary of His birth as the most gra cious event in the history of human life. What the world had been without Christ is reasonably recorded. What it would have continued without Him may be fairly estimated by comparing the history and condition of Christian with that of other nations. What it will be because of Him ia the bright augury which inspires the increasing philan thropy of succeeding generations. Of the growth of Christianity the best approximate estimates give the whole number of nominal Christians on earth at the end of the first century of our ea) as 500,000; at the end of the twelfth cen tury 25,000,000; at the end of the four teenth century 80,000,000; at the end of the seventeenth century 155,000,000; at the end of the eighteenth century 200, 000,000; and in 1880 the number had reached 410,000,000. It thus appears that the Christian population of the earth is now increasing at the rate of 2,500,000 per year, or 250,000,000 each century, a rate of progress which would in four more centuries make of our faith all the nations of the earth. As to the relative political influence oi Christianity there were 100,000,000 of people subject to Christian government A. D. 1500, as compared to 685,459,000 in 1876. One-half the entire population of the earth is now fairly under Christian control and educational influence, and it is well known that the material power, the military superiority, the science, en terprise, commerce, progress and human itarian eflort of the earth is Christian. Christian prowess could to-day readily accomplish what it failed to do in the middle ages of its growth, subdue the entire world by force of arms. Butthe sword was not Christ's weapon, and mis sionary labor is the Christian agency of prosely tiBm. The growth of this work is shown bv the figures that while in the year 1800 the aggregate contributions of all Christendom to Protestant foreign missions were $250,000. the income of British and American boards of foreign missions in 1872 was $7,874,155, and may now be S1O.000.C00. Of the missionary work of the (Jatnolic cuurcn no statistics are published, but it is known to be world-wide. Sunday schools, the first of which was organized 100 years ago, now comprise 6,000,000 pupils and teachers in Europe, and 8,000,000 in America. YouDg Men's Christian associations, the first of which dates back but thirty yeare, now number 2,428, and are steadily increas ing. Of charitable and philanthropic movements and institutions under Chris tian auspices, the number is not only vast but steadily increasing in line with all other public enterprises. It is fitting that the birthday anniver sary of the founder of so great and to be universal a religious faith, exerting so tremendous an influence upon human destiny, should be observed with un equalled reverance and affection, Bhould rank as the day of days in the Christian calendar, should be celebrated with ah the hallowed rites which cluster about the altar, the hearthstone, the memories and the hopes of Christian homes and Of the many quaint and beautiful cus toms associated with Christmas, the most universallv cherished by old and young, is that of making gifts. About this cus tom have sprung up delicate and fanci ful conceits, the most popular of which is that Christmas gifts are the voluntary offerings of the most rubicund and jolly of masculine elves, the far-famed Santa Claus of northern tradition. Clad in this imaginative garb, the kindly offices of affection and friendship, and of char ity, feel free to manifest their love and esteem, and for one day in the year the Christ-axiom that it is more blessed to give than to receive, finds grandly uni versal expression in efforts to give some thing, be it much or little, toward en hancing the happinees, ministering to the comfort or mitigating the distress of otheis. On Christmas day above all others Christ walks the earth again, and in the world-wide gift-making which characterizes this above all other holi days His spirit of good will finds the thoroughly human interpretation which has created a Santa Claus as the messen ger from heart to heart, revealing in every generouB effort credited to that omnipresent benefactor the depth of thOBes ailections wnose tenderness ana oeauty shrinks from prosaic directness, and veil themselves with the delicate imagery or humorous conceit which has peopled the frigid regions of eternal ice with Lilliputian workers whose masters spirit speeds in his wonderful Christmas sleigh to make glad the hearts of child hood in hovel and palace, under the in spiration of that divine messenger who said. "Sufferer little children to come, unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." It is to chi'dhood's susceptibility, to the untrained impulses of a young hu man nature, to the desires, the hopes and the visions of youth, that the ser vices of Santa Claus are specially dedi cated. Endeavoring to gratify by sym pathizing with and recalling the mem ories of youthful days, makes the old voune again,, turns careworn fathers and mothers into boys and girls, staid uncles and aunts into playmates, and tnrougn the wonderful almalgam of juvenile im pulses imports a touch of nature which makes the whole world kin. All enter the fairv time upon childhood's unques tioning faith. More than the stories of Fine Eyes, of the Palace of Light, the fairies of perfume, the wind, the winter, the months, the Fungi, the Gnomes, the Fountain of many colors, the Magic Cage, the Wonderful Lamp, Midsummer Night's dream.Good Luck, the Sleeping Beauty, the Swan Maiden, the Magic Mirror, the Lorelei, Bonnie Kiimeny, the fairies of the household, the legend of Santa ClauB kindles the young imagi nation, tickles the youthful fancy and sharpens the expectations of the little folks. It is they who find unalloyed en joyment in receiving, and whose con tagious delight sheds a glow over every age and condition of life. To them the earth seems at Christmas as tne land oi thought to Bonnie Kiimeny "The sky was a dome of crystal bright, The fountain of vision and fountain ollight, The emerald fields were of dazzling glow, And the flowers of everlasting bio w. In the reflex of childhood's happiness over gifts looked for and gifts received, maturity finds its recompense in the oftimes sacrifice of giving. Nor do youth, majority and age forget each other. Kindly remembrances pass to and fro over land and sea, from household to household, from friend to friend. Let those who are remembered bear in mind that to the really apprecia tive heart "The memory delights him rrore from whomfj Than what he has received." And now there will be apprtmriate re ligious aervicea, Sabbath school diatriba- tions. family reunions, KriES Kringle impersonations, social festivities, merry makings of many kinds, all the more heartily carried on because of the vigor ous and bracing atmosphere which has just ushered in the holiday season of 18S4 with the jingle of sleigh bells and the ring of skates on lake and river. Let us eucgest that this is the time for the prosperous and comfortable to re member that Christ's love goes outside of kindred, and that they will find Him at the door of the needy and the unfor tunate, whose Santa Claus they must be if Christmas b to enter there. And it is the.time for all to echo the cheerful re frain sent out by the wizard of the north who sang: "Heap on more wood; the wind is chill. But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep out Christmas merry still. "Be candid, doctor," said the patient, when found with a bottle of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. "You know it is a good med cine," and the M.D. left in disgust. Christmas Times. In all parts of this country and En gland Christmas is observed by all peo ple as a social holiday, and by many in its religious aspects. In all parts of Christendom the 25th of December is celebrated in honoring the birth .of Christ, although the exact day, and even year.is unknown. The day is so called be cause a special ma88,the "Mass of Christ," is celebrated in the Catholic church. The observance of this day is ascribed to Julius, Bishop of Borne, A. D. 338-352. Among the cases that operated in fixing the 25th of December as the day to be celebrated, the most powerful one was that heathen nation regarding the winter solfcity as the beginning of the renewed life and activity of the powers of nature. The Romans, from the oldest times, celebrated the season with great feasts. The Germans held their Yule feast, and believed that during the twelve nights reaching from the 25th of December to the 6th of January they could trace the personal movements of tb. i great deities. It is an ancient cus tom at Norton, England, on the 28th of December (Innocent Day) to ring a muf fled peal in token' of sorrow for the slaughter of the helpless "babies of Bethlehem," and immediately, an un muffled peal, in joy for the escape of the infant Saviour. HOME RULE FOB IRELAND. Gladstone Advocates a Scheme of Home Rule. Consternation Caused la London A dispatch from London states that Gladstone has proposed a scheme of home rule for Ireland which has been approved by his other liberal colleagues. It is stated that should tne queen's speech on the opening of parliament, not allude to local government for Ireland, Gladstone will move an amendment to the royal address, stating that such a measure for Ireland is necessary, and the Parnelhties will support the morion. Gladstone will then take office and in troduce a bill granting home rule for Ireland. However, he first attempting to enlist the aid of the royal family hav already made overtures to the Prince of Wales. The discussion of this scheme was the political sensation of London. Nearly all the great dailies opposed it and most of the political leaders were non com mittal. Five thousand people have been vaccinated in Albany since the small-pox scare set in and there is not a case of that disease now in the city. Salvation Oil the greatest cure on earth for pain, has made a most brilliant debut. All druggists and dealers in medicine sell it at 25 cents a bottle. Neaely all that we know we accept on the testimony ot somebody else. If those who have never tried Br. Walker's Cali fornia Yineg vr Bitteei, and are auff jnng from dyspepBia, bilious or other fevers, kid ney or liver complaint, or from impure blood, will receive the testimony of the many thousands who have tried the Btt teTS, and been cured, they will be acting wis.ely. The man who raised the first Ameri can flag on Californa soil is now Hvingin Ohio. His name is Jacob P. Leese. Young end middle-aged men suilering from nervous debility, permature old age, loss of memory, and kindred symptoms, should eend 10 cents in stamps for large il lustrated treatise EHggesting sure means of cure. World's Dispensary McdicalAesdcia lion, Buffalo, N.Y. One hundred car loads of English walnuts, raised in New Mexico, were shipped from Las Vegas to New York and New Orleanl the past month. A woman was arrested in Wilson coun ty, the other day, charged with stoning one of the stronger sex, with whom she she got into a difficulty. BARBED TV1BE. It jon hive barbed wire fane, keep Ttr lnary Carbollsalv la jrrar stables. It cores without a scar and renews th hair its riglnal color. GO cents and $1.00, at DrnggUU or fej BalL Cole A Co.. Black Hirer Falla, Wia. Boston sends forty-seven members to the Massachusetts house of represen tatives. Of the these twenty-five are Irish Americans. A person who did business in Kan sas City, Mo., for 15 years as a man, has been discovered to be a woman. " PATENTS obtained hy Lonis Bigger & Co. , At torneys. "Washington, D.C. Est'd 1864. Advice free. If a cough diUuibs your sleep, taie Piso's Cure fnr Consumption and rest well. Ttougli on Catarrh. corrects oflensive odors at once. Complete cure of worst chronic cases; also unequaied as gar gle for diptheria, sore throat, foulbreatn. 50c. "Work, Work, Work!" How many women there are working to dav in various branches of industry to say nothing of the thousands cf patient house wives whoa lives are an unceasing round of toil who are martyrs to those complaints to which the weaker sex is liable. Their tasks are rendered doubly hard and irk some and their lives shortened, yet hard necessitv compels them to keep on. To such Dr. Pierce's "Favorite Prescription" offers a sure means of relief. For ail ie mile weaknesses it is a certain cure. All druggistB. A bill to prohibit prize-fiehting is pending before the Oregon legislature. "Hough on Pain." liquid. "Ronzh on Pain" liquid. 20c Quick cure. Neuralgia, rheumatism, aches, pains, sprains. u..j.aia Mnmi wlis HPnnirh nn Poln" CSUKUC, cramps, colic. "Bough on Fain plaster, 15c. Hanging in the Good Old Dayg. The English Citizen. In 1767 the number of capital offenses without benefit of clergy was 160, and it rose to 222, when the efforts of Sir 8. Eomilly for reform in this matter suc ceeded only bo far as to have pocketpick ing, which was capital if above one shill ing, taken out of the list of capital of fenses. As late as 1833 a child of 9 was sentenced to be hanged for poking a stick through a patched up pane of glass and stealing 2-pence worth of paint; bat hewas not executed. "Bough, on Coughs." Ast ior "Rough on Coughs," for coughs, colds, sore throat, hoarseness. Troches, 15c, Liquid, 25 Jfot His First Visit, TexasSfftings. A man with a 'package in his hand rang the bell of the Peterby mansion in a Texas town. "I have something that every good house-keeper ought to have," he said. "What is it?" asked Mrs. Peterby. "It is a new kind of baking powder. "None for me, if you please. I slipped up on some baking powder not long ago. It was of no account in the world." "Is that so? Is it possible that I have been here before?" The supreme court of Kansas recently rendered a decision which will be very gratifying to business men in all the towns and cities of the Btate. It is as follows: No town or city has a right to give a man a license or permit him to sell any wares or merchandise on the sidewalk or on the street in front of the property of another person. The Btreet in front of a man's place of business is held to be an appurtenance to the lot on which his store is erected and situated and belongs to him and his business as against all others except only the right to travel thereon. For cuts from barbed wie fence, sore shoulders, hicks and open sores en animals, vse StewrVs He illng Powder, 75 and 50 cts. e. bjr A nutting party at Sullivan, Pa., a t few days ago, found an abundance of j ripe Btrawberries in the woods. : Lord Randolph Churchill is the only addicted to smoking. ! A Bargain in Corner JLot s is what most men desire, but to keep from filling a grave in a cemetery lot era half your days are numbered, always keep a supply of Dr. Pierce's "Golden Medical Dis covery "by you. Wheu the first symptoms of consumption aprear lose no time in put ting yourself under the treatment of this invaluable medicine. Ic cures when noth ing else will. Possessing, as it does, ten times the virtue of the best cod liver oil, it is not only the cheapest bat far the pleas antest to take. It purines and enriches the blood, strengthens the system, cares, blotches, pimples, eruptions and other hu mors. By druggists. A natural bridge has recently been discovered in the Tonto basin, Arizona, which is 200 feet long, 500 feet wide and 170 feet high. An Exception. Texa3 Siftings. During a conversation about dogs Gus de Smith made some very enthusiastic remarks about their intelligence. "Do you maintain that dogs are more intelligent than men?" asked Judge Pen nybunker. e!S taMM "Yes, in many cases." replied Gus. "I don't believe it." "Well, I know that I've got just that kind of a dog." "That doesn't say much for the intelli gence of the dog. It's you who are the exception to the general rule." And now there yawns a social abyss between the men, Lyon's Patent Ileel Stitrener is the only inven tion that makes old boots as straight as new. Whn Baby iraa sick, wo pavo her Caatoria, When she was a Child, she cried for Castor!, 'When she became Miss, she clang to Castoria, WbB ab had Children, she gave them Caetoda, Glencoe, Scotland, is subject to the heaviest raiuiall of any other place in the world. It exceeded 128 inches last year. Ahtolutchi Tree from, Opiates, Emetics and Poison. sure'. QKCts. PROMPT. T JACOBS QII RManrei Cures Rheumatism, Neuralgia, UacLarbr, Hcaaamr.iooiiiitiit, Sprain. Tlru!. etr.,f(r. PRICE, FIFTV CKJ.T8. T DRITfinlSTS AND DEALERS THE riMRf ?S A.TOCELEB COIlllTIJ10KE,HD. If: VI j HedJStar TRADE Wj MARK. for Infants and Children. 'attais wwelladApted toenHdrenthat I CswterU caret Colic, Goaettp&Uon, recommend it as superior to any prescription I 8oar Stomach, Diarrhoea, Eructation, known to me." H. A. Abchzr, SL D., I Worms. d60. nd P"h 111 So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, if. Y. Wltlo itojurioui medicare Turn exHTAua Cokpaxt, 183 Fulton Street, K. T. Though painful and wearing almost beyond endurance, is not an incurable disease if treat ed in time. Perhaps no other disease has so baffled the efforts of science and medicine as this, bat at last a remedy has been discovered in 4rWfYriVmo Thicb. CURES KHEUlfA 2VwyWWW'TISM, and is heartily en dorsed by many of the Leading; Physicians. WHAT THEY SAY: KTOXOAXJ0BtadaBBaIlthatiaelateaditirflIdo.n aOjKinxx,H.I,Oaotzaa. TJL TOR SALE BY ALL DBTQOISTS. A. A.MELLKR, Sola Proptfc.; 709 Canby post of Osage City has elected the following officers for the ensuing year; W.D. Roady, P. C; H. B. Hugh banks, S. V. C; S. S. E?erhart, S. V. C; A.Debo-v, Q M-; W. L. Schenck, Sur. geonC. S. Mactin, Chaplin; Jerry Wil liams, O. D.; D. Richards, O. G.; J. F. Martin, C. F. Mrs. I. J. Nichols, was thrown from a buggy at Seneca, Nemaha county, the other day, receiving fatal injuries. ELY'S Cream Balm Cleanses tne Head. Believes Fain at Once. Al lays InflammatTn. HeaU Sores. Re stores Taste and Smell. A positive Cure. CATARRH HAY-FEVER A particle is applied into each nostril. Price 50 cts. At druggists orby mall. Send for circuia r ELY BROTHERS, Druggists, Owego, N. Y. BEANS (G) URE Biliousness, Sick Headache In Four Hours- one dose relieves Neuralgia, iney cure ane nrevent Chills Fever. Sour Stomach and Ba Breath. Clear the Skin, Tone the Nerves, and givt Ufa and Vigor to tho system. Dose: ONEBKANi Try them once and you will never be without then Price. 25 cents per bottle. Sold by Druggists art Medlcino Dealers generally. Sent on receipt Of pritt In stamps, postpaid, to any address, J. F. SMITH & CO., Manufacturers and Sole Props., ST. LOUIS, MO These Discs represent the opposite sides of B. H. DOUGLASS & SONS' Capsicums oiagh 35rois for Coughs, Colds and Sore Throats, an Alleviator of Consumption, and of gr-'Jit benefit in most cases of Dyspepsia. (BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.) They aro tho result of over forty yeirs' experience in compounding COUGH 11EMEDIES. Retail price 15 cent per quarter pound. FOI1 8AT,i: K V ALL llbJiERS. -A.3ST MACHIM WORKS. R. LCOFRAN, - Proprietor Comer Staond and JerferaoB Btreeti, Kev lamt It Bailmad Ehopa, Topeka, - Kansas. Manufacturer and Sealer In all JClnda MILL MACHINERY eaasTP tor prioes. PT VTfPWl ATPQ Trlnder & Groff of Sim uhlUfjQlJilufJOi coe. Canada, have Wis month ei'ablished themselves per manently at Atlantic, Cass Co , Iowa, for the pur pose of distributing their thorouih-bred stallions throuch the West. Cut this out for future refer ence or show to friends requiring stock. Cata logue on application. Mention this paper. I CURE FITS! When 1 say euro i do not mean merely to btop tnem lor a time and then Uavo them return again, I mean a radi cal euro. I hivo made tho dleeaso of FITS. EPILEP3Y or PALLIKO SICKNESS a life long study. I warrant my remedy to enro tbo worst cares tecaaso others navo failed Is no reason for not now receiving a cure, send at onco for a treatise and a Free Bottlo of my lnfoUlbla remedy. Glvo Express and Post Office. Is costs you notnlnc for a trial, and I will cure you. Address Dr. II. O. BOOT, lSJFearlSt., New Tort. A&DMU WANTEuFSteat BcSSS BooLtnvit Market, "OateiyTtfulvewafl Educator," 1,101 ftmeti, 470 Illustrations; price low; over 60,001 Mild. Exclusive territory and the most iberal terms ever offered. Addrew. Kjlksai City Pum Co., 100 Weat Minth Street Kaniaa City, Ma i An actrre Stan or Woman In even 'county to sell our goods Salary SIS. oath and Exoenses. Expenses in ad vance. Canvasslnz outfit FBKBi Particulars free. Standard Silver. ware Co. Uoaton. Kasa 1 f sNew lerap picture! and 60 faney eardsfnaw) lOOmalled fox lOo. ESSEX CAKD WORKS, Ivoryton.Conn. f rvChromo. Gold Scrap, loop Fringe, eta. Cards !ant rjost said for 60. Conn, tfteaa Card Works, Hartford, Conn. 1 rtnNEW SOBAF PICTTJRKS and 48 new IZUChromo and Gold Scrap Cards sent Port paid for loot, centebbbook; cabs co., Centerbrook, Conn. BBYmSTl.JITT01l'S SHSE! Short-kand School, it.Loaif,M. M ftadcmi yearly, lounf ran taafht Book- utping, --- - j - 1 IMa tngnm m foauwna r.ulSntgyPOL OPTICOH. U MaKto iAnterna are outdone Fw i circulars. JEL .Y PTT.T. CO., 12 Bit 23th Sk. Kw Tprk. TTfiTVrD STUDY. Book-keeping, Business HUlYIJj forms, Penmanship, Arithmetic, hort-hand,- etc., thoroughly tanght by mall. Cir culars free B RYANTS COLLEGE, Buffalo, N.Y OPIUM HorvQiue fifi2llCurc in M toZOcLaym. ISrpr tm Cer Du- J. Sitjcpbfks. Lebanon. Oblo WIDOWS AND 11EIK3 OF SOLDIERS CAN learn of money due them by addressing im mediately, SODLE & CO., Att ys, Washingo L SMITH'S Jl Mm CSjA?i3p lESTffl IUH umm "Had a ease of Tnftiiiii 4mj TTTiiiimiiHisi of aaadr all the lam Jcanta. Gars TasoaUXK, aad to-day mr patfeBila oet aad kiac walL" W.V.BiXXD,M.Dv -In Toaroixm S.O.WoaaKiM.lC.l?. "Haw alii Tnsaimii fair tbsbtstMsasdylswrsenrfasBdier x.r.ixms, PBICS OHK.SOXLAK MS BOTTIJL aad 721 WASHnrGTOJr XYXSVX, tO. tOVM nnsMis.in. idasalethar miissun. taadttU Vinegar B: is tlio srent Blood Purifier and Life-ghWk Principle; a Gentle Purgative and Tonic ;sparfacf In Vinegar Bitters there is vitality lwp J no aJconouc or mineral poison. "r-t IMhcascs of tlio bUin, of whatever MMf or nature, aro literally duff up and carried oat 4 the system In a short tune by tho use of the Bitteak - Viuear Bitten allays feverishness. k lieves, and in time cures Rheumatism, KtioralgK. " Gout, and similar painful diseases. 2&C Vinpsar Hitlers cures Constlnatlon wSm"' prevents Diarrhoea. , V i Never before has a medlcino been com' ; pounded possessing the power ot vejxoab JWa v TER3 to heal the sick. fcvV't Send for either of our valuable urireaeaAJgi. books for ladies, for farmers, for merchant. oar-J Medical Treatise on Diseases, or our Culm HI y ; on Intemnerance and Tobacco, which last ehovUUP ; be read by every child and youth In the land. " - Any two of the above u.-o! mailed fre 0-t receipt of four cents for registration fee, sj i- v- RH. McDonaldDrug Co., 633 WashlngtonSt, tfjli, V BROWN'S IRON BITTERS WILL CURE HEADACHE INDIGESTION BILIOUSNESS DYSPEPSIA NERVOUS PROSTRATION MALARIA CHILLS And FEVERS TIRED FEELING GENERAL DEBILITY PAIN in the BACK & SIDES IMPURE BLOOD CONSTIPATION FEMALE INFIRMITIES RHEUMATISM NEURALGIA KIDNEY AND LIVER TROUBLES FOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS The Genuine has Trade Mark and crowed Red fines on wrapper. TAKE NO OTHER. O'. i The BUYERS' GUIDE Is ixsned Sept. and March, encH year. S 350 pages, 8xll inciie,wltb.over 3,500 Illustration a wliole victure tiauerv-. GIVES Wholesale Prices dirrrt to coniumt rs on all good for personal or family nrc. Tells now te order, and t;He exact cost or'e'erjr" tiling yon it e, eai, ilrliilt. wear, or have f-tn vriili. T5jre INVALUABLE BOOKS enntntn information pleased from the markets of the itorld. We will mail a copy Fit E 10 to any ad dress upon receipt of 10 cts. to defray expense of mailing. Let us hear frona yon. Respectfully, MONTGOMERY WARD & COl 827 fc 229 Wabash Avenue, Cblcace, III, LEPAGES LIQUID GLUE MENDS EVERYTHING Wood.Lcather.rapcr.Irory.Olass, China. Furniture, llric-o Brae, Ac StTong as Iron, Solid as a Bock, The total quantity cold tlnrlnit the past Ave yearn amounted to over 32 MILL3GM - bottles. EYE11YHOIA Y.AMST& All dealers can foil it. Awarded Tivn nnin urn ad JilUill H mm Lrtnton, 1SSA JTeto Orlcax&Z. 1 fj 1'ronounced Strongest (', luo know " -i:a F.fnfiripAWflcnnl nnil lflr.rmataaa Ylf Contains no Arid. '? ?' SE&BwSu &i UNPARALLELED- .OFFERI DEFORESTS "-P". THE BESl Of all the Magazines. Illustrated with Original ftccl Engrav r.. ... .r ntt Phf0. Each copy of "Denioresfs Monthly Magazine cob- 1 alns A Coupon Order, cntltllnfj the holder to the selection of am nattem Illustrated In the fashion department la S. that numbtr. In any of the sizes manufactured. Send twenty cent" for the current number with Pattern Coupon and you will certainly subscribe Two Dollars for . yc-ir and get ten times Its value. ol. 32, 188S.J W Jrimmrs Demorcst. Publisher. 17 E. 14th St..lewYo"aV DR. HENDERSON. 608 & 608 Wyandotte St., KANSAS CITY, MIL. Begulir Graimio ia U:Uciae. lTpipruaM 16 miaicaKO. Aaiaunzeu wu, Chronic. Nervous and Hpecial OlasaaaaV rieminal Weakness (atgntlMBesj,Ba i nal Debilitr Loss of Bexual Power Jjss. I Guaranty Cure or money refunded. Qiaaaat low. Amand ezDenence mre important. IM rlnjurious medicines ujed. No time loftseas ratientt irom a uiiunce ireuicu uy iuu. niirilMlTIPUTheGREATTURKISttr nntumfti lorn rheumatic cube.. A POSITIVE CUKE for RITECMAT1SM. 8S0O fcr say case this treatment fails to cure or help. OrtatertdlsctiTery In annals of medicine. One dose gives relief : a few aosesr move. fever and pain in Joints x Cure completed! In S to TajO Send statement of cane with stamp for Circulars. OsHjOraS. Dr. Henderson, 606Wyandotte St.. Kansas City.Msv AUVl nnVcanmatorinndsomBRUCSInro Hill LMUl hournoutotrasis.viirnoranvclou, brusinsDCaQl MBSSSHasSSSSi Ro hcok,, damps, Tlio rUtnLPHBsaBaflBBBVJ frames orpatterna. RUG MAKER MafrrlK on nT 8EWIJJO Machine or bv I Send stamp I hand. A wonder- TIL! UtJ A n r N TS New Froo List. tor SELLS AT NiaiTT. ImBBsaSa'BsaSSM . J ... iui invention, it BssV aj..,.a r Price onl SI. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, inpucemoma. Apply for territory Nowplan. No money required. INO. C. HOITT&CO..SlHSUUBU,CtlKAsaW AGE.V13 "WANTED for Twenty Years of ConzreM, ISol-lSSI, mercury business. fiEo VJ UUJUC9 u. limine. M iaiuori jus ir Tiae, l ters Ct? I Js.Jas ? StitMm n of air -5H ByMofonrbestwriters- t'f Fan Farrar. Jas. T. Fields Ings; M sketches Biil J boundandcheap. Liberal terj V. H. Alexander. Omaha, In JOSEPH M GILLOTT old by ALL DEALERS thronshont the "Wor; Gold ITIcdal Paris) Exposition, ISTc BBl Ptso r.emedv for Catarrh is the Best, Easiest to Use, and Cheapest. Alao eood for Told In the Head, Headache, Hay Fever, &c SO cents. PER WEEK. Awlf WANTED in Every Comity or tow 11 an article EVEKT FAKJO WATS. 92.26 retail price. W or i articular, Loire Mfe. GV P.O. Box 352. TOPEKA, XAMJ, rT-if-i rnDAOUV lVEAJCf tier ' I cucunnrni.eun good pay. -l nations famished, valentine jue, rtlle-Wls. ABIQ 0FFER35S 1 eoa foU-Omnlrmr Wssaatsi -M- -"-If yon waat one scad m rmrmmtf and exprssvoiBeestoavgSkXjBBiXJaxmUkls x r, .. ru.m..t w T t" '" ' W, ttfatAiAiie PalBts.ete: rEWOIVWO box or. Wi sn.A.MTa Aaa'tnhlaf Tllltllne Befers to Hob. B. W. Townehssfd. C.C. sad others. Zaereese arw s a WsntcswTSjSserineTesyto 3 CANCER. K.V.V.T. 1st AsMwearfas; as of -tassel iriMM namiBials J Inme Knfd Pnn,-i liflinrt nJ frl . " .1 -"- -?- Msl W$mS& SSWrii)mww tee $50 11 l.- . , . HeaW MisM "a WatSvCM 1 1 PI WISH KJ ,sri y LaaaBHaa, S3K nmmrn '- S Jr n m vw.t l'i V . H. SJ "v r fifci $k '.i-jws'"' Vr.