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Don't complain . About the weather; For easier 'tis, you'll find. To make your mind to weather Than weather to your mind. Don't complain ' About "the sermon," And show your lack of wit. For. like a boot, a sermon hurts The closer It doth fit. Don't complain About your neighbor; For In your neighbor's view His neighbor Is not faultless That neighbor being you. Tfie Barrier at the Door. BT EDGAR WELTON COOLEY. Copyright, 1901: by Dally Story 1Mb. Co.) Amid some old barrels and rubbish In an alley, covered with grease and dirt and rags, lay the Tramp.- His eyes were bloodshot and bleary. Over the buildings and in the streets and alleys, silent and damp, rested the fog that had drifted in from the lake. Pedestrians dodged each other on the walks like grim shadows flitting hither and yon. The gongs on the electric cars kept up an incessant din and vehicles picked their way along the congested thorough fares. But the Tramp was oblivious to fog and confusion. Unkempt, outcast, desolate, he lay, his faculties inert, be numbed by the liquor that turned the blood in his veins to fire, and threw a heavy veil between him and the trag edies and the pathos of his life. From out of the yellowish black of the street, into the denser fog of the alley came two shadowy forms. They halted by the brick wall of a building near the pile of tarrels and rubbish where the Tramp lay. "Well," said the shorter Shadow, bluntly, "what's the job liftin?' "No," replied the taller one, cau tiously, "nervy business. But say, hon est now, are you on the square?" "Sure," returned" the other. The voices aroused the Tramp from his drunken stupor', and raising his head a trifle, he rested it on his hand and tried to listen. "Well," resumed the taller Shadow finally, "there's a woman in the case, and she's made a big fool of me. I'm In a tight box, Reddy, and you've got to help me. Good job, good pay. Blundering job, and you'll swing, and I'll not donate a penny towards giv ing burial." "Well, what's de graft?" was the re sponse. "It's this: The woman is Belle Sib ley. You know her out on Benning ton avenue. Number 16, Carleton Flats. She is my wife but the world doesn't know it. I've blowed in twen ty thousand on her twenty thousand big round dollars and not one of them mine." "De bank's?" "Yes, the bank's, every cent of it. But they can never trace it to me if she is out of the way. We had a quar rel this morning, and I believe she intends to preach. So she's got to go." "And what do you want me to dD kidnap her?" "Kidnap the devil;" snapped the taller Shadow, irritably. "No, kill." "Oh," said the other quietly. Into the muddled brain of the Tramp the words sank slowly, but thej finally aroused his dormant faculties. "It's this way." resumed the taller 'Shadow. lowering his voice until the Tramp could scarcely catch his words. "I have the business all cut and dried. Take this revolver and use it it's hers. At two o'clock tomorrow morn ing, enter the flat by means of tha stairs at the rear. You will find the outer door unlocked. Go down the hall until you come to the last door on "I'm In a tight box. Reddy." your left. Open it with this key. You will find her alone. Put a pillow over her head to deaden the sound. Place the revolver against her right temple so that the powder will leave its marks. Then, when it is all over, lay the revolver near her right hand and place this paper on the dresser. It is a note written and signed by her In which she says she is tired of life and prefers to die. She wrote it in jest months ago, but I have kept it kept it and preserved it for this hour, which I felt was coming. When you have done all these things carefully, retire the way you entered. The door will lock after you when you close it. . Bring the key away with you." "You'll do," exclaimed the shorter Shadow. admiringly. "You're a peach." "As for me." continued the lather. "I ' have arranged to spend the night with friends in a suburb. Might have to work an alibi, you know. But. what do you say is it a go?" "Sure." said his companion; "it's go. or me name ain't 'Reddy" Farrell." After the two shadows had retreated through i te black fog ;o g alley Into j had lost themselves amid the other shadows, the Tramp sat upright and drew the back of a rough and grimy hand across his eyes. His bones ached from the dampness and the chill, and his brain seemed light and uncertain. BeUe Sibley! How that name car ried him back across the span of years to the days when he was a gentleman himself a gentleman, respected, hon ored, ambitious, successful, and she was the sweetest, daintiest creature in his little world. Gradually the whisky oozed out of the Tramp's brain, and memory's paintings passed before his .eyes. The buttercups in the meadows, and tha the loud whistle 'of the quail' in the fence corner; her fathers house amid the elm trees at the end of the lane; the music of her young voice, and the magic touch of her little hand! - How madly he had loved her In those old days in that simple, peaceful coun try town! And how happy ha had "Take the fellow away." been how happy they both had been sweet scent of the clover; the melody of the thrush's song in the hedge, and until that winter she had visited in the great city, and became intoxicated with its glare and its gayeties. Then she had wearied of him, and he, crushed, heart-broken, desperate. had cursed her and drifted away drifted on the wild billows of reckless ness that had tossed him this way and that, until He looked at his rags and his filth and his degradation God! Was iMs the end? He struggled to his feet and stag gered out of the alley into the sub dued yellow glare of the street. A pa trolman passed and the Tramp in stinctively crouched in a darkened doorway and watched the retreating figure. Suddenly a thought flashed through his still half-clouded brain, and he hastened after the officer, but checked himself. Who would believe him? Who would heed any warnin; that he might give? He would be locked up as a dangerous tramp, and that would be the end of the matter. And after all, had not she caused the ruin of his life, and had not her own folly now placed her life in jeop ardy? What call, then, for him to at tempt to interfere with the inevitable laws of life and death? But ah, the memories of those old days! Weak and trembling the Tramp dragged himself up the flight of stairs in the rear of Number 16, Carleton Flats. Oh, God, was he too late? Sup pose but no; the door was still un locked. He entered the narrow hall, and for a moment flattened himself against the wall. . Then he crept on on to the last door on the left, an- listened. He could hear the heavy, regular breath ing of a healthy sleeper. He placed his knuckles against the panel of the door, thinking to knock and warn her of her danger, but he refrained. He would fight for her, he thought; out there in the darkness, alone and unarmed, he would battle for her life with a desperate man with a deadly weapon, and she need never know "who her defender was. And so, with his back pressed against the wall and one arm extend ed protectingly across the door like an iron bar, he waited for hours, it seemed to him. Finally, to his straining ears, there came the sound of footsteps ascending the stairs, and presently the silhouette of a short, thick set man appeared in bold, relief in the open door. The Tramp, still holding his arm across the aoor, caimiy awaitea trie man s ap proach, and when he had come so near he could feel npon his face the mois ture of his breath he clutched him suddenly by the throat, and down upon the floor they fell together. There they struggled and strained and cursed until, of a sudden, the dark ness was pierced by a red tongue of flame and the silent hall reverberated with a sharp report. Then the Tramp, clutching a jagged, reddening hole in his breast with his nervous fingers fell upon the threshold he had protected with his life, while shadowy form sped silently through the darkness and was gone. Presently came two blue coated ofil cers and lifting the pulseless form of the Tramp carried it into ihe room And Belle Sibley, hurriedly robed in mantle of pale blue satin trimmed with silk, cast one quick gla -ce at the drawn features stamped with dissipa tion and frowned. "A drunken brawl, no dnbt." Bhe said, irritably. "How an- ying have It occur here. Take i-e fellow away." The United Kingdom of treat Brit- .1- m-A Tr.l,nJ v. 119IWU1 .fl.. highway. . FAOXB IN WESTERN CAXADA, Ores Vstwd VerttUty of the Bo Hon. Thomas Green way. Premier o. the Province of Manitoba, one of tht foremost farmers of Western Canada writes an excellent article to the press, from which the following extracts art made: The writer came to Manitoba from Ontario in the autumn of 1878, and has ever since been engaged In agricul tural pursuits. From the day. nearly twenty-two years ago, when he select ed his homestead, he has had unbound ed faith in the country as a place where farming can be successfully car ried on, if pursued upon proper lines. There, is a large number in this prov ince who should rather be called wheat-growers" than farmers. On account of the facilities, natural ad vantages, and therefore cheapness with which wheat can be grown, no doubt many have done exceedingly well by raising wheat only; still. It is far from ideal farming. Not only will such a course, if persisted in, have the effect of causing the land to run out, as has been the , experience ol those who pursued the same plan in the wheat-producing prairie States to the south of us, but it is far from be ing the most profitable course to adopt. This fact Is already being demon strated in Manitoba. Let the farms in this Western country be managed upon the lines which were successful in the (Eastern Provinces, and much more can be done here in a given time than was ever done in the Bast. The proba bilities of failure are practically nil. Upon the farm there should be found horses, cattle, sheep, hogs and poultry, according to the ability of the farmer, with respect to his means and the ex tent of his holding. The wanton waste which has hitherto been practiced by many farmers, that of burning vast quantities of excellent fodder after threshing is done, should cease; it should all be used upon the farm and converted into the old, sensible kind of fertilizer manure, and afterwards be returned to the soil, so that what has been taken from it by the crop may be restored. Although admitting that the great natural fertility of the soil in Manitoba and the success that has attended the growing of wheat after wheat for years upon the same land have a tendency to make such a eourse as the one mentioned tempting. yet, if continued, wheat growing upon the same land year after year is un doubtedly a mistake. The writer knows of no country that offers advantages so great to the agri culturist as does Manitoba. The va rious branches' of farming can be car ried on successfully, as twenty-two years of practical operations and ob servations of what others are doing have proven. To those desiring to make new homes for themselves, the low price of some of the best lands in the world (although rapidly advancing in price this year) offers still great opportunities. To all such the invita tion is cordially given to "Come and see. There need be no poor people here. There is land for all who choose to come, land upon which happy homes can be established, and from which ample resources can be gather ed against old age. All that a man needs to achieve competence in this domain is common sense and industry. With these qualifications he is bound to succeed. For information regarding free homestead lands, apply to any agent of the government whose advertisement appears elsewhere in these columns. Original ideas resemble clocks, when they strike one. A Month's Test Free. If von hare Rheumatism, write Tr. Shoot). Racine. Wis., Box 143, lor six bottles of bis Rbeumatlc Cure, express paio. bona no money. 1 ay aa.au u cureo. If you would mend your ways you must take a stitch in time. Beware of Ointments for Catarrh. Tha Contain Blerenrw, As mercury will surely destroy the sense of smell and completely derange the whole system wqco entering it mrougn trie mucous Run aces. Such articles should never be used exeeot on prescriptions from reputable physicians, as the damage they will do Is tenfold to the good vou can possibly derive from them. Hall's Catarrh (Jure, manufactured by C. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo. Q., contains no mercury, and is taken Internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous suriaces oi toe system, in Duying nail s uatarra i ure oe sure you sei me Renuine. m. v. . ,u una, j , uimo i . . w u.... vuau, by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonials free. Sold oy urureists. price 7sc per Dottle. asll i Family Fills are the best. The pen is mightier than the sword when it comes to signing checks. What rx the CUIdran Drink? - Don't give them tea or coffee. Have ytw tried the new food drink called GRAES-Ot It is delicious and nourishing, and takes tha place of coffee. The more Grain-O you give the children the more health you distribute through their systems. Grain-O is mads of pars grains, and when properly prepared tastes like the choics grades of coffee, but costs about j as much. All grocers sell Uo and 25c The only exercise some fellows take Is In rushing the growler. TO CURE A COLD TIT ONE DAT. Take Lixatiti Bbomo Qoiisrjin TiBLm. All Srusrgists refund the money if it fails to cure. b w. urove s signature is on we dux. bu Entertaining a hope is never a dis interested act of hospitality. I am sure Piso'a Cure for Consumption saved mj life three years aco. lCrs. Tnos. BoBrims, atanl Street, Norwich, N. Y Fen. 17, 1900. Love may laugh at the locksmith. but never at the goldsmith. Dyeing Is as simple as washing when you use PUTNAM FADELESS DYES. ' invalid IS S COnUWUCUdS WBBB he is an impatient natlent. la MHltotb -'- tnrtliili . wan ud Albuta. What Hu Beans Dm by Fraahr Gnu wmy, Hlraeelf Iraitnt tnwn. MarOI-Try Osata-OI I Ask toot Grocer to-day to show vm a package of GRAIN-O, the new food drink that takes the place of coffee. The children may drink it without Injury as wall as the adult. All who try it, like it. GRATN-Ohaa that rich seal brown of Mocha or Java, bat it is made from purs grains, and the most rlnlinstv stomach receives it without dis ss' ths pnce of coff ee. 15c and sOcta. par package, ooia vj an The dentist fills long-felt wants that aren't wanted. Bed Cross Ball Blue Is the best In the world. Large 2 -ox. package 6c The professional shoplifter Isn't necessarily a strong person. FITS swasstsclT Cond. wwAntor ana envr'a use of Dr. Kane's Great Kerre Restorer. Bead for FBEB SS.OO trial bottla aad luailsa. fisv B. a. luu, LK1.. sxt Area Be. fhHaitalpala, fa. He who drinks the health of every body drinks away his own. Pain relieved, sickness nrarmtail. h timely use of Wizard Oil. . Keep it al ways In the home. Honeyed phrases are very apt to have flies on them. WANTED Men with rle to advertise aad tntrodnce Monarch Poultry Mixture. Straight salary 415.00 weekly and expenses. Address wltb stamp. Monarch Manufacturing Co.. Box C90. Springfield. Illinois, A womans heart, like the man. should have but one man in it- There are a great many Remedies, but there is one CURE for a poor com plexion: that is Garfield .Tea which cures by purifying the Blood, thus Re moving the Cause. Wli.a wn . . 10c. 25c 50c ALL DRUGGISTS. CURE I Miss sow aattnysT, Uvsr trssNs, If pr PREVENTED BY h LIVER TONIC sews! tiseslss. Uss stasss leeSas. fcsnsJs aavsl aUastesss, W aas f aar MWMs aeai ssts araaanuaar el.k. CIssMnllnaM S artlls Maple thaua aOl anier si starter rr ths ssursamis alJaaaaias sdls wssu BSaurt tsJktnaT CAaCAesaSTa jts-alaw, rsr yssj will siaVer C wellaaa he wsU all ks a, m til wan m roar kswels rlalst. TaJt esr ads-lee ssaurt For the Ladies. fciO C.-a WL -Am OFFERS FREE HOMES I to DU.OUD people on I 3.000.000 aorea of lands, soon to open tosettlament. Ooi 'portunity ol a lifetime, THE KIOWA CHIEF, devoted to uumira a nous tneae tanas, win ooi da, will contain proclamation date of ope 1.00: Smos. 00 cents; & cents I coins. One year ner emnr. HOR. sjairs aMUSUM, (Complete Sett Settler's Guide) with seouoaal map. HUM. MANUAL. MAP sas CHIEF. six months Sl.BO. y Bee swAN, DICK T. MOI Pen,. P- T. description! Si MIT.O K NTRTKNM A t'tl Sal MTXO B. NTSTCNs at CO .. Eati. IB. Drr. X Btt Mtb. Street. WlHHlNUTUn, V. fj. iucaeTO, taeveianai laaaBatroia. c:iLc:::n VJ. L. DOUGLAS 03 d C3.C0 GIIOEQ vsm Ths real worth of W. I Doanrjaa mSJOO and S3J rinse eoinparsd with, other makes Is eLOO to sVMM. uwasJWGut Edre Una cannot ta equalled a any prise. WsnaataadMll i 3-00 and of swim assist ths UK REAMS W. L. Tnarhs S3 aad SJ shoes s Til C Y A THk BksT. n y otbermaae is 1 randdbMllia grre one dealer exelnerre eele A aajHetttterter Insist on haTtng W. I Doasias shoes with Bales and price stamped on bottom. U your dealer will not ret tbem for if V TV"n,rTf " xaceorr, etcloantg price and zso. extra for emrriatre. State kind of leether, taxi, sad width, plela or eap toe. Onr ahoee will reach Tom anywhere. Writ far certobaw saonae new Siring styaa, JVs wee sTatat Oases W. I.. XPaeiciaa ttnoe Caw rlD CJ C H ESTE R GUN CATALOGUE FREE, Tells all 1.001 Winchester Rifles, Shotguns, and Ammnnlfloa Send name and address on a postal now. Don't delay if you are interested. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. . 8o WINCH XSTER AVENUI . . ... NEW HAVEN, CONK. It you are driving across a railroad track and hear the screech of an ap proaching engine, you don't stop to see whether a train is coming. track. mrlmm In tVi . mnrnine with aches anrl mrougu you nun nips to snouiucrs, wnu iuai iucut eiuim uiivmuuu and general run-down feeling, then you may be sure there is some thing wrong with your liver or kidneys, or both. Don't wait to make sure. - It is a fair warning. McLean9? L,iOer and KJdney Balm tnil care you. It Is sn unfailing remedy in all diseases affecting the liver and kidneys, or urinary functions. It is the best for Diabetes, Dropsy, Gall-stones, Gravel, Jaundice, Rheumatism, etc. Sold by all druggists. Made by The Dr. J. H. McLean Medicine Co, St. Louie. Mo. - , . i . : . i .1 . j -- ID) Means misery on the eve of life. Nine out of ten old people are constipated because the muscles of their intestines have become weak, worn out and flabby. Constipation is the curse of old age, causes bile and add poisons to remain in the blood, making the skin yellow and wrinkled, the eyes bleary and causing the "bones to ache." Keep the bowels strong;, healthy and regular and old age loses all its terrors and weak nesses. No reason why grandpa and grandma shouldn't have bright, eyes, and clear, ruddy skin and feel lively and active, if they will only keep their bowels open and vigorous with CASCARETS CANDY CATHARTIC, the greatest bowel tonic ever heard of. Try them to-day a 50c box a whole month's treatment and find thathe tortures of constipated old age are m i i f 1 ii v IrrollrJ irtnnsjsc saw assTs-sW 111 GUARANTEED sav. Meats awwsla. Canal cbs, tssUs;ssssaa, stasflss. eamusw ssaspiss it, aaS sen AacAma ftsersthsr. Is m aavsl Ism Tsars sf triad, aa rlS nmatisr wen aawaw wwa ..-""" ear. 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