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Twibta n>. n Work, or too free Indulgence, wo ask that yon send as UkDDIQ DCUtnv n u... Suruim you.'iinmu with statement of your trouble, und secure RRKKI3 KCIYIfcUT GO., Mr C UHtMlilo, TBIALPACKAGE FREE.with lUust'd Pamphlet,Ao. r 806K N.TenthStreot.ST.LOOTS. SCO. RUPTURED PERSONS can have FRER Trial of our Appliance. Ask for Term*! J A PAPER FOR THE HOME CIRCLE MILLIIEIM PA., THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3., 1887. "BOBBLES." A llalf-Wltted Hoy Who liccume a Hero. The caiiuoii.ball fast mail train, west- Ism ml, slowisl up at the little station, aud two figures np|N*ared on the rear platform of the last coach. One was Hamilton, the conductor, dubbed the "Duke" by the roll ing-stock men, on account of his dignified carriage and over-bearing ways. The other was a hulking, over grown Isiy, with a va cant, almost expressionless face, and light hair. 'Come, hurry up and pile oil*!' command ed the "Duke." 'lluli?* interrogated the other, stupidly, accelerating his movements not one w hit. liistcml of re|ientit!g the command the conductor dealt the slow one au energetic kick in the rear that mutt him tumbling oil tins steps, to land a blubbering heap, face downward, in the soft Kansas mud. 'Next time learn not to dead beat your way,' remarked the "Duke," grimly, as the train moved on again. No answer, except a subdued bowl, came from the fallen one, A few moments later the train disapjieared through the rod clay cut. 'Ovv, wow !' the fallen boy waib*l in a low, complaining bowl. He made no at tempt to rise, but rolled slowly over in the mud, muttering and moaning to himself like a great baby. 'Hello, there, partner!' called the station agent, a jolly, care-for-uaught looking young fellow. 'Huh?' answered the prostrate boy, blink, iug in owlish astonishment at the other. 'Come, jump up,' called the agent, 'you're all over mud.' 'He kicked me!' moaned the lad, without making the slightest attempt to rise. 'So I saw; but be diuu't break any bones. So, uet up.' 'He kicked me!" repeated the Isiy, mourn fully. 'Well, what if he did? That don't force you to wallow in the mud like a hog. Jump up and stop your sniveling. Ciet up, or I'll kiek you, too!" The boy clumsily struggled to his feet. 'Are you hungry?' the station ngeiit asked. The boy's dull eyes brightened. ' You bet!' he answered, promptly, wholly forgetting to mention again the fact that the conduct or had kicked him. He was soon seat<"d at the table iu the agent's private'den,' partitioned oft' at one end of the little de]sit. ' What is your name aud where did you drop from?" asked Jack Holliday, the agent, as he regarded the other curiously. The visitor jtciused long enough in the midst ot the pleasing operation of satisfying the Inner may to reply, mmubUugly: 'Robbies, aud —be kicked me!' Without replying to the latter jiart of the informatioii.'so couiplaiuingly given, Jack Holliday remarked: 'Uouuiu,: Weil, tin. l'M n <jneer name, upon my word. Bobbles what?' 'NiHhin' Vept Bobbles, the idiot,' the Isiy answered slow ly. 'Least ways that's w hat the lioya say when they call me anything 'sides Bobbles. 1 don't like them boys, no bow,* be added. 'They kick me, too!" 'You seem to Ik: the unfortunate recipient tif many kicks. Where did you come from?" 'Dunno,' the boy answered slowly. 'Most ten hundred thousan' miles. The boys chased me an' kicked me all the time an' I run away from 'eiu, so 1 did. llaint goiu' back no more,' be added, with a determined shake of bis white head. 'Them boys was alius a kickiu' me.' More Jack could not learn from the boy. He did not know bis name and could uol remember where lus home had been. Ixjiiesome, kind-hearted Jack Holliday allowed him to remain, and soon grew quite foml of the simple lad. As Bobbles' shyness wore off be showed signs of greater mental as well as physical activity aud assisted .lack iu many ways. He soon learned to cook, and took great pride iu being master of the culinary de* partmcnt. Jack found out that at one time the boy had been able to read and write, aud under Jack's constant tutorage, Bobbles presently regeiued that jiortion of his lost knowledge. The boy grew to regard Jack much in the same manlier that a faithful dog regards his kind master. Often, for hours at a time, while the station agent attcuded to Us du ties or sat comfortably reading ami smok ing, the idiot boy would sit crouchingly on Us stool and regard Jack with a grave, un wavering stare. •Why do you look at me in that manner?' Jack asked one day. 'Dunno,' Bobbles answered. 'Sometimes it seems as if I was tryin' to think 'bout some body 1 can't just remember.' Then, as a thought seemed to strike him, he added : 'l'm a idiot, haint 1 Jack ?' *Vo,' atL**! will* sxticnil consideration for the foolish one's feelings. 'Yes 1 Ik:. Ever'body ust to say so. They was alius a-kickin' me fer bein' one. Do folks alius kick idiots? They can't help bein' that way, can they Jack ?' 'ilusli, Bobbles" answered Jack, sooth ingly. 'But I want to know,' the boy persisted, with a pathetic pleading in Us voice. 'Why don't you kick me, UK, Jack ?' 'Why don't 1 ? Bobbles, Because Bob bles, you have enough misfortune to bear without that.' Bobbles did not seem to understand, but he beamed UIHIII Jack with a smile of isisi tivejkinduess. 'Jack,, he said, 'I like you.' The station was a lonely one and there was not. a house iu sight. Off to the opjio site side of the great mouiul lay brown wheat fields, and just after harvest much of the grain was shipped from .Jack's little station. At other times the business done there amounted to almost nothing, and the trains seldom stopped unless tlagged. Ev ery few days one of thcmail clerks dropjied off a little, square perfumed envelope as the train whizzed past. On the return trip the same clerk was always oil the look-out to reach a friendly hand for the answering let ter, addressed to a dear little maid in an Eastern village. 'Hoo ! love letters !' grinned Bobbles. 'I usto carry 'em for Miss Allie. She alius give me a dime for it. Had 'to be mighty sly, I tell ye. Jest as sure as them boys found I had a letter au' a dime they'd take the money from me, an' kick me if I didn't hurry off to the post office with the letter. 'Oh !' he added, with an inflection that was intruded to convey volumes, 'theui was nwful boya ' they was alius klckin' me for mimpiu.' he said jdainlively. In a little Eastern village dwelt the bine eyed, Hower-faced girl with whom .lack Holiday had been a | day mate the long ago time. When young Jock left for the West- as many a bravo-lmartod fellow h:nl done ls>- fore—to seek his fortune, little Alice Halo had bade him a tearful farewell at the old weathcr-lieatcit gate, In the shade of the drooping elm tree. Just now as he wrote, .lack seemed to so again the sweet, tear-wet face, and to inhale once more the jM-rfniuc of the odorous, ldos aoinod-ladeiied lilacs. There hid lioeu no formal declaration of love, but each read the buart of the other and Jack knew that little Alice would wait for him till fortune smiled u|>ouhim. His meager salary, carefully saved bad been judiciously invested in land, and bad accumulated the nucleus of a little fortune. At the base of the great round-topped mound wliicli was partly on ids trait of land, a coal mine had tieen discovered. Already Kastern capitalists had made hiin au oifcr for it, and it was understood that, should he desire to part with it, the railroad com pany would take it off Unhands at a goodly advance. Taking all tilings into considera tion, he felt himself justified in writing to Alice and telling her his love iu terms as strong as could be ex Dressed by soulless pen ami paper. He smiled softly to himself as be wrote and pictured the sweet face of the recipient Somehow the prairie breexe, that blew iu at tbe red-cafed window, seemed laddeiied with the jierfume of lilacs. The "click click" of the telegraph sounders seemed half-changed to the buzz of the butublo-bees that droned lazily around tbe fragrant old fashioned flowers beneath that old drooping elm. And, seeing bis friend in a happy mood, the idiot boy laughed aloud.be knew not why. Robbies made little progress after learning to read. Arithmetic was a sealed book to Dim, and geography was a deep dark mys tery. Patiently Jack labored to teach him telegraphy, but the task seemed a hopeless one. He luarucd readily enough, aud ap parently forgot just as speedily. Bobbles would ap|iarently memorize tbe dots and dashes that go to make up the Morse code. He would sound them correct ly on the key, and immediately, to all ap j tea ranee, forgot all about tbe imjiorts of dots aud dashes. •I'm afraid you are a hopeless case,' Jack said one day when almost ready to give up in des]tair. 'Reckon I ain,' returned Bobbles, grin ning philosophically. 'Old Joe usto say so. Said hopeless idiot 'stead of lio|ieless case. 'Sitect lie knowed, too, for lie was awful old ; most a million, I guess.' 'Feel of my haul,' he said suddenly Wild ing Us w liite-thatched pate for Jack's in spection. 'K*el that dent ?' 'Yes.' 'Well, I wau't alius a idiot. Old Joe said so. He knowed for he was worth most a million, he was.* Jack mused. There was certainly a 'dent,' as Bobbles called it, in bis head. A blow of some kind hail caused it probably. It seemed to him that a small piece of the skull was pressed down upon tbe brain. Maybe this was the cause of the lad's idiocy. If removed, or rather lifted by a physician, might not it restore the lioy's lost intelli gence ? Jack had read of such cases aud mentally resolved to have the experiment tried as soon as the coal mine 'paid out,' as the saying is. The days passed Into weeks aud the weeks to a mouth ; the month grew old, wanned and died. The next wits fast slipping a way into the jiast, and still no answer came to the tender letter that Jack liad sent to little Alice Hale, like a liark freighted with a precious cargo of the hearts warmest love. Jack's face constantly wore a worried a]>- pearanee. The cannon-ball fast mail traiu daily rushed by the little station as of yore, but no little square envelopes were tossed off by the mail clerk. Every day Jack's question of, 'Any let ter ?' would bo answered by a positive Noap !' from Bobbles, who w:is always ou the platform when the cannon-ball rushed by. Bobbles, the innocent, was always there to wave bis h.iiul in glad recognition of Engineer Billy Barker or Mike Walsh, tbe fireman, ami to shake bis fist at Hamil ton, the conductor, whose kicking was still fresh in Bobbles' memory. Jack grew pale and Us jolly smile became a rarity. No letter. That meant, be sorrowfully conclu ded, that she had not been true to her half spoketi vow. And at the thought .lack sad ly lient his head,and Bobbles,ever watchful, saw a tear drop from betwen the station agent's fingers as he covered liis face with hands. 'Hoo !' exclaimed the lad. 'What you a cryiu' for ?' Then he added, as a thought seemed to strike him : 'Somebody b'eu kickiu' you ?' 'Yes,' answered Jack slowly. 'SomelsKly has kicked me very close to the heart.' Bobbles stared iu owlish wonder. 'Don't yon think you're pretty big to cry about it?" he said presently. Then they sat for a long time listening to the approach of the storm, that for two hours had lieen muttering oft" to the east ward. It h:ul evidently been a tempest., a cyclone perhaps, off there ; but now its pow er was qoiuewliat spent. Still the lightning that accompanied it was often almost blind ing in its intensity. Presently the storm broke, and the thun der roared and crashed as is seldom heard any where but upon the Western plains. The air seemed surcharged with electricity, and often there were little points of electric fire dancing and snapping on the instru ments. 'Hoo !' cackled Bobbles, 'most ns good as Fourth of July.' Then, while the storm was at its height, there came a hur ried, nervous rattling of the sdunder. •Number 8 is calling us !' Jack cried, and sprang to the key. He answered the call, and a moment later the sounder began to click frantically. Jack grasped a pen aud blaiiK. He bad but rapidly jotted down five words as the sounder clicked tbein oft" when there came a blinding Hash of light ning, accompanied instantly by a deafening crash of thunder. The liolt seemed to have exploded in the room, aud the Hash luomen tarly blinded Bobbles. Without a sound Jack fell forward. One hand dropjied a cross the sounder aiul hushed the clicking of the instrument. Bobbles sprang forward and raising Jack half-dragged and half-car ried him to the couch at the opjiosite side of the room. As quick as liberated tbe sounder began agaiu its frantic clicking. Like a Hash the Terms, SI.OO per Year, In Advance. purport of the many lessons In telegraphy Jack Inul laboriously beaten into his silly head, nnd be had immediately forgotten, seemed to dawn upon Bobbles, and clearly be rend the ticking of the instrument. "Washed out" were the last words of the hurried message. Theu caine the sound signature of the operator at Station Number H, tell miles to the east and just aceoss Big Bock Creek. With all th confidence of an experienced oj>erator the boy placed his fiugers on the few words Jack had jienned. 'At adl hazards hold Number ' That was ail. There the break had come. Carefully the hoy moved the little switch and slowly clicked off the words : 'Struck by lightning. Go on four 'num ber.' ' lie waited with hated hreatli. In *a mo ment the auswer began to tick, and he wrote it as it came. The complete message read : 'At all hasarda hold Number 3. Bock Creek ha id ge just washed out.' Number Three ! That was the cannon hall fast mail train ! lu the roar of the storm and the excitement of events Bobbles had uot heard the approach of the train ; hut now, as he wheeled in his chair, the en gine dashed past the door, aud through the storm he saw the jolly face of Mike Walsh, the fireman. He rushed out upon the plat form. Three-fourths of the train had dash ed past as he reached the edge of the planks, aud the steps of the last coach came even with him. All the strength of his muscles was taxed to the utmost as be leaped for ward and clutched the rail with one hand. The force of the train Jerked blm almost into a horizontal position, and it seemed as if his wrist would part with the enormous strain. He strove to grasp the rail with other hand hut failed. Conductor Hamilton, who happened to be close to one of the rear windows, saw the apparently insaue act of the boy, and rush ed angrily out on the platform. 'Get off ' he roared. 'For God's sake hold the train !' the boy screamed in an agony of desperation. 'Bock Creek bridge is ' Then he was jerked from his hold and went whirling heels over head 011 the st ne lialasted track. li was hut the work of an instant for the 'Duke' to jerk the bell-OOrd. Soon, with a grinding, a diminishing roar and a hiss of the air brakes, the train came to a stop. Hamilton rushed back along the track—past Hobbles, who lay uucouscious between the rails, aud into the dei>ot. As bis eyes fell upon the warning mes sage ](euned on the blank his usually red faee grew white. Kind hands bore Hobbles into the little station, where he was laid lieside Jack on the couch. When the cannon-ball left, backing westward, toward the division sta tion,a little stick of silver and bills—a pre* eut from the gr iteful p i se lgers—lay bes-ide the still unconscious It..lib e >. jack, still dazed and stupid, ait presently in the worn otfice-cbair aud stared iu dull amazement at Bobbles, the money, aud the MfegriMM, begun tit bis own band and fin ished iu another. The puzzle was too much for his sorely aching head, and he shook that member stupidly aud gave up iu de spair. A few days later, when Bobbles had re covered enough to be able to talk a little, and was lying on the couch, with a broad white cloth bonnd around his broken head, there caine an interruption that sadly inter fered with Jack's pastime of listening to the messages as they went clicking by. In stead of pawing at the top of its speed as usual, the cannon-ball fast mail train, this time west-bound, stopped at the small Jplat fortn for an instant. Then, as a dainty lit tle figure descended and tripped into the de pot, to be instantly clasped in Jack's arms, the traiu moved on again. Had any one been looking out of tbe depot be might have seen smiles of satisfaction on the faces of the griuiy pair—Billy Barker and Mike Walsh—while the mail clerk grinned in a congratulatory manner, and even Hamilton deigned to smile benignly. The little figure waa Alice Hale. As her lover had not come to her, after writing iu such terms of love, and receiving' as she supposed, her answer, she had come to the conclusion that he was ill, perhaps dying, and had come to him. 'But, I never received the letter,' he said, after the first 'Hurry* was over aud they could talk rationally. 'Letter,' piped Bobbles, raising his white bound head. 'I remember now. You did not ask me that day if there was any letter for you an' I forgot it. It's back of the old bills iu the middle pigeon-hole.' It was speedily rescued from its long con cealinent. 'Put it tliereso'sl wouldn' lose it an' forgot,' chii]ied Bobbles, how—' The girl sprung to the side of the boy. •Why, you dear old Bobbles Carey, what are you doing here ?' she cried. 'The entire neighborhood gave you up for dead long ago. Your parents searched for you every where and then gave you up as the rest had dane.' 'I run away from the hoys that was alius a-kickin' me,' Bobbles explained,cheerfully. 'Many were the letters to yon that Bob bles used to mail for me,' Alice said. •So this is the Miss Allie you spoke of,' Jack remarked, turning to the lad. 'You bet!' Bobbles answered, emphatical ly. 'She's good,' he added, presently ; 'she never kicked me." Hamilton, the conductor,lost one trip and wasted a good deal of time to inform the su periuteudeut of the circumstances of the train-saving A day later a physician, whose fame extended throughout several states, arrived at the little station in com pany with a nurse, a motherly, middle-aged woman. There were days of suffering for Bobbles, and a delicate and dangerous operation. Then science triumphed. The depressing fragment of skull was lifted from Ilobbles' brain and he was restored to perfect intelli gence. Then later a white-haired minister came to the little station, and the cannou ball train made a stop of fifteen minutes. The superintendent was there, and he and Hamilton, Billy Parker, Mike Walsh, the mail clerk, a number of passengers and Bobbles were witnesses of the impressive ceremony that made Jack Holliday and Al ice Hale man and wife. Then the superin tendent placed a stranger in charge of the little depot, hudled Jack, Alice, Bobbles and the rest on to the train> and the wedding trip of the happy couple began. The coal mine was afterwards sold to the railroad company for a goodly sum, and is making money for them. Jack occupies a good position in the employ of the railroad company and will be the superintendent be fore many more years roll over his head. Bobbles is one of the family, and no one would ever suspect the bright, intellectual boy had ever been called an Miot. NO. 43. WrWtWAW* 1AW If subscribers orucr the dtscwtMotiation * newspaper*, the publishers may continue to send them until alf arrearagwiare paid. If subscribers refuse or neglect to take their newspapers from the office to which they are ent theyare held responsible until they hare settled the bills and ordered them discontinued. If subscribers more to other places wlthoutla forming the publisher, and the newspapers am sentto tbeformendsee^hevarjMresjjonjjbia, ADVBRTXBIHO RATM lwk. i mo. 13mo*. 6moa 1 year 1 square #2 00 #<o®! <l®®® f2SS U •• 700 1000 1000 3000 4000 P o 1000 1500 1 2500 46 00 75 00 One Inch makes a square- Administrator* and Executors' Notices **. so. Transient adver tisements and locals 10 cents per line for M* Insertion and 5 couts per line for each addition al insertion* IN FUTURE CENTURIES. How We Shall Be Puzzling to Our Very, Very Great-Grandfather. ID the year 3090 A. D., Dr. Noni was professor of ancient history and antiquities in the University of Tim buctoo. One morning, when his class bad assembled to gather golden grains of knowledge from the stares of his wis-* dom, he said ; 'Now, young gentlemen, we will devote this morning to the considera tion of the language of one of the most remarkable nations of antiqnity, name ly, The United States of America. The English tongue, which has long since become a dead language, waa used among the people of this curious land. Mr. X—, please read the sentence upon the blackboard.' The student addressed arose and re peated : 'Let her go, Gallagher !' 'Correct,'said the professor. 'This is OD6 of the most classic phrases of antiquity. It is ot a celebrity second only to the famous vent vidi vici of the Romans. 'Let her go, Gallagher/ was an invocation employed by the citizens of the republic on ali occasions of public importance or private peril Gallagher is presumed to have been a National deity, and the words 'let her go' are doubtless, an exhortation im plying resignation to Gallagher's will or a petition for his intercession. The phrase is now placed on our coins aod embodied in our National arms, the same as E pluribus unum appeared OQ the shield of the United States.' 'Doctor, in reading the works of the classic American authors, like Bill Nye, Josh Billings and Bob Bardette, I come across the expressions; 'Yon can't kid me.' 'He's a fly kid, and the like. What signifies the expletive kid V 'The expression kid , in its most liberal sense, replied the professor, im plies self-sacrifice on the part of the person addressed. I kid, tbou kiddest, be kids. It is difficult to render into our tongue, but yon may understand its meaning when I say, in general terms, that tbo Americans used the expression to intimate their apprecia tion ot any favor of kindness. Thus, when one citizen said to another, 'You're kidding/ he expressed his gratitude for a kindness rendered. It's a very classical expression.' When the students had written this wisdom in their note-books. 'To-mor row, gentlemen/ said the professor, 'we will consider the social customs of the Americana Good day.— Tid- Bit*. Ventilation. If two persons are to occupy a sleep ing room together for a night, let them be weighed upon retiring, and then again in the morning, and they will find that the actual weight is at least one pound less in the morning. Frequently there will be a loss of two or more pounds, and the average loss throughout the year will be more than a pound. That is, daring the night there is a loss of a pound of matter which has gone off from the body, partly through the lungs and partly through the pores in the skin. The escape material is carbonic acid gas and decayed animal matter, or poison ous exhalations. This is diffused through the air in part, and in part absorbed by the bed-clothes. If a sin gle ounce of wood or cotton be bnrned in a room, it will so completely satur ate the air with smoke that one can hardly breathe, though there can be but an ounce of foreign matter in the air. If an ounce of cotton be bnrned every half haur during the night, the air will be continousiy saturated with smoke unless there is an outlet for it. Now the sixteen ounces of smoke tbns formed are far less danger ous or poisonous than the sixteen ounces of exhalations from the longs and bodies of two persous who have lost a pound in weight daring the eight hours of sleeping, for while the dry smoke is mainly taken into the lungs, the damps odor from the body are absorbed both into the lungs and into the pores of the entire body. Nothing stronger can be said to prove the necessity for ventilation in bedrooms, and of thoroughly airing the sheets, coverlets and mattresses in the morning before putting them in to the form of a neatly-made bed. Children more than any others suffer from bad air. The restless tossing and muttering, the disturbed sleep, all give strongest evidences of the effects of bad air. This is further confirmed by the dull eye, stupid expression, languid movements, and unrefreshed feeling which are visible in the morn ing. Every house should be well ven tilated, the body soflknently covered with warm suitable clothing, and be sure the sleep will be sound and re freshing and will be manifested in the hrigbfc eye and vigorous growth and action.