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H hereupon 1 tie disapi oitited cn-rinient wrote upon ins card: "Yon may niece.!, if you pci n'vcre, in gott ing vour Ihnlv clean one of thee days: hat u vou shmihl spend the rest o: your hie in a kitinul. it would not ptiriiy your i onsen nee or your pol.tkul record. N. V. Tribune. THEY WERE WARM FRIENDS. It Took Some !. nlnl I'.fl.irl, llanrtrr. to i:plnfii m- the llncrs." "Tlicse two follows, .lop l;,minoml iitsd Saniiuii iluilins," st.iti'il an tli ccr to tiio recorder at the police inatiiico, "were found (niarrcliny ami on the very of an no-lv liht with rt ut'.ii iiy st. JAronsoii 1'naale to Mmul 1 or Mutillia lleeouae of Sprained AuLlrn. I From the C a i.iitl Tunes.) Anions tin thousands o! voluntary en dotseiuents oi lie ni.at value oi t-t. Ja robs Oil lor sprains, stiffness, and s. .rents, is that oi Mis. (.;. d'aoma-, 4 Alexandra Ibiad, tieili, Vsbrod, near i'onty priud, ISoutii ales, w ho says. "It is witli Kie.it pleasure that 1 add my billing testimony to the invaluable excel lenee of our ee;bia:ed ,M. ,laoibs (hi, a experiin.ed in my own ease, i sprained both my ankles in walking down some steps bo severely ti.al 1 was unahie to stand lor several months. Toe ain 1 sutlered was most severe, uml notmiig that 1 used he'ped me until I applied ft . Jaeohs Oil, wuen they imine. liately became better daily, and in a short time I was able to p about, and soon alter 1 was quite cntvii. 1 am now determined to advise all p. isons sutleriiig from pains to use tins w.jiuirriul r-.-iiit.iy, which did so much for me.'' Mrs. Tnomas does not enlighten ns as to jvhat treatment she pursued dining the months she was unable to stand, and dur ing tvhieh time she was fullering so much, but we venture to surest nM- fhe called in any well known medical man he would have at once have prescribed St. Ja cobs Oil, for it has conojiiered pain upwards oi titty years, and doctors know there is nothing so piod. The proprietors of St. Jacobs 0:1 have been awaniid twelve gold medals by different inioriiati.mal rsn'iln. turns as t!ie premium pain-killing remedy of the world, i'ne committees wiio mado'tiie. awards were in each instance composed largely of the most eminent medical men obtainable Mrs. Thomas evidently did not mow i lie niga ojoniuli in winch St. Ja cobs Oil is held by almost every f,rogreissive medical man. t nlirht" . cxetTiimc J Ib-mlilrr itli of vou I'olnt of Vieiv. ,"t '9 liard lo lose one's relations," saiil the seedy individual with a mourning band on his hat. "Hard." eiieoc.l the man whos" cheek is good for a million. "Wnv, sir, it's simply impossitiie. Ciiicago Dulv ews I''lattery. Miss Ilragir I met that wealthy Mr We tron ti tae Cadleys' last night. Miss Xacir Did vou. in.1,.,,1' v. . i . jes. jie sat. npvt in iirt ni j:rt .ni va pleased to remark upon my hirdl.ke'ap. petite. v "Ah! Well, lie's a trood indee 1! no osuicu larin, you know. r Iress. ladclidiia razors in t rucked alley la.-"H'ai- ilat, lSrttddcr Jap!' Sampson. "I'ci'fc'rly 'dickorlotiv, Sampson," replied Jlollins. "T'iic thiii!- may shook b brotlicr.s," remarked the recorder, "but you luno pit to do a powerful lot of explaining before you can iirother yoursehes out of this court. What were you ipiarrclit-f;' about '.''' "I's er (i:iaT!iu Jcdi;c llrilos?" saiil dap Haiotnond, opt'iiiiijr his eyes un til the whites showed nearly back to his car.s. "Me an lirmlder Sanipsou bin friemls elilier since he loant me er dime six y'ars eryo. an' 1 fililinl him .'l' beer when 1 let liitn bab dat dime cryin on do uex' cummin' fourf of July." "Ihit's rite, Jed'; liriles," staferl shimpsot:. When ns meets las' nito i:s wns jest or shakin' hairs lak fjom II 1 1 us." "How alxntt the two razors the of ficer saw you had drawn?'' the record er asketl. "Ila.zers!" they both exclaimed. lies, raers, said Recorder hroylcs. "W hat wore you tl razers .' There was a lotifr Jiause, vvlicn Hammond cried out suddenly: i ,s w its nu tor sw le.lire liriles." "Vou out; lit to ijet uj) a razor swop ping' convent ion down in (rooked al loy and have an undertaker roadv," said the recorder, aecorilin"' lo tin? Atlantic Ciitistitution. "I'm n e-reaC believer in Auld I.auq- Syne and tho brotherhood of mankind is a beauti fill doctrine, but tho business has "ot to tro on without razors. I'll fine vou 'aeli ami if you o-o to tin stock ade tell thcin that you nre Daiiion and I'ythias; that is, if you can't 'razor' Hue." w -fSJTi ALL If ye'll give, liim jist a bite of bread mi' sup (' milk, he'll be nil ritrht till Idlcn gits over, an' th"en she'll know ye'll nicer dream. !ive in yer house. sir, yeTl pardon sir, An" me, Mr. her CJf),'7 B w8 riM.,' when i I t-i ' Hi ii om ms anipie Whito si.ir.- were bright, tlie jiir walkfil down the r..ul. a basket on his arm, Oiuvk-jssly a cedar h:n shoul.ler hash ho boiv. And ilins o iiiippt-tl he nnule his way to V,(lv Nlson's door, "I'vo cemo." he said. "--ihank you, no chair, it's s;.'ttai' pretty lato- To hrins a little truck lo help the chil dren celebrate; For Christinas comes but once a year, and snmethln' should be d 1)110 To make tor every livfn" child the day a happy one. "An' lately I've been thinkin', an' the thorn; lit lias come, to me, Wlun Christmas should come round a;;ain how tilings down here mitfht In-; Of course, I don't pretend to sav that you can't do enough. An' still 1 felt I'd bke to just bring down this lit tU stuff. rites for John, a him walk, a big wit a Jap p rnzzers, FEMININE FANCIES. Some f Hie l'retly Trlllm Uml Co to FI11UI1 ltr the l' to Dale ONllllllP, Persons coiitemplat ing a journey East or "est should be careful that the rates paid lor their transnortnlion do n,o ..,..,! if,.,... clmrtred by the Nickel Um.I Tiiia coniiatiy always oQers lowest rates nn ine servn js ellieient. C tireful at tention is given to the wauls of all first " ;'"" ! passengers hv unitornied colored attendants. The dining ear service of the Nickel Plate Hoad is above criticism turn cnaoies itie traveler to obtain meals at from thirty-live (35) cents to 11.00 but Minei. The Pullman service is the usual high grade, standard. Siini-weekly transconti nenta tourist cars ply between Atlantic and iacihc Coasts. Confer with nearest geut of the Nickel Plate Koad. rrolcetton. "An indefinable tense of danger or of something dreadful about to happen is pur suing me, ' said young Mr. JJollev. U, vou 1 a Unit. ren i,.,l S,..tf. for tiio protection ot lobsters will Cneer up." l)e- "Laws re enacted this winter. iron rree i'ress. I.nrKest in tlie World. Walter linker & Co., Limited, Dorchester. Jlass., are tlie largest uiaiiiitactureis of cocoa and chocolate in the world. 'i hey received a gold medal fr oin the Paris exposition of last vear. This year they'havc received three gold T i' ' !,rom tl,e Pan-American exposition at Hunalo. J heir goods rc the standard fi aim excellence. for purity 'A woman," said Mr. Phi'.titood, "enn't keep a secret." "Huh:" said little Johnnv. "-My teacaer kep' me workm' an hour on' a sum wlieu she might have told me the an swer any time." Loudon Titdlits. Hem for the Hon els, Xo matter what ails you, headache to n cancer, you will never get well until your bowels are put right. Cascarets help nature, cure you without a gripe or pain, produce easy, natural movements, cost vou just In cents to start getting your health back, tasearets Candy Cathartic, the genuine, put up in metal boxes, every tablet has C. C. C. stumped on it. lieware 'of imitations. Hill "Old Skinflint savs his fir.-', dollar was the hardest to get." Jill "V,s; and the last is the hardest to give up." Yonkers Statesman. To Cere a Cold In One Dny Take Laxative Brorno Quinine Tablets. A'l aruggistsrefundmoueyif itfuilstocure.2:e. "Pop, what is a driving rain?" "Why, a driving rain, my boy, 1 suppose, is a rain tiiat drives you indoors." 1. onkers Slate man. Heavy luce boleros with sleeves are worn with tun rimmed silk waists and '.'tin be bono. in in the shops UU ready for use. llrothee iiuntsscline is one of tin fashionable fabrics for evening gowns. Lous chains of every kind and do seription are still very much worn, and they have various uses. One of the novelties is a gun metal and gold chain in altcrnatiiii,' links, and to this is sus pended one if the little gun metal mir rors which reflect (he entire head in miniature. It'is a useful little trinket, now mat women are obliged to remove their hats at the theater, says the .New York Sun. The new chinchilla mull's are made with the strips running crosswise, which gives them (he effect of a nm.-k-cielon. A delicate perfume for the gxnvn is mane oy dropping a little lavender io uuiuug nuicr anii uoiuiug tho gar ment over the steam. Fancy buttons are seen on some of the new gloves, and if you would have the modish thing, wear gun metal col ored suede gloves with rhinestont' but tons, with your black cown. Oid-fashionetl cameos, set in gold make a stylish belt pin, a brooch for the neck, or a scarf clasp, one or all. Cameo bracelets are transformed in this way, producing three useful urli- 2les. The fashionable woman seems to find use for any number of uncut gems. It is one of the season's fads to have a buckle, brooch, cult buttons, pendant and umbrella handle to match, and for these turquoises, sapphires, umcthysti aud moonstones are employed. "So here's a pair o' sk. Unit for Mary Jane For to'lillin' Tim. lo help striped canity cane; Here's nuts an' raisins, pictur' books, an' I can t tell the rest, But take "em all and tix 'em up just as to you seems best. "An' then to make tlie Christmas day seem like It used to be. Alone, hero with this other truck I've brought n I'liristmas tree; The chiMren had one every year, for which their father planned, lint now he's ono an' they're so young tiny mlylit not understand. "For Santa Clans is real to them, an' they don't know that wo Frovhli: the toys an' other things that load the Christmas tree; To th.m the reindeer team is real that speeds from town to town. An' real tho fairy saint who climbs tho chimneys mi an' down. "An' that's the reason why my gilts is nothlii' grout, Fut just a Utile truck to help oren eelrtuate; Tut, tut, no thanks, don't mention it, n li oin it was me, Fut lit 'em think 'twas Santa Clans that brought the Christmas tree." O. 11. Torrey, in Hpringtiold (Mass.) Republican. I've como; the chil- nor R Gennisters CHRISTMAS W The llnnriiinnirm CRt-nAnw of tlie season (in ten colors) six beautiful heads (on six siieets, lu.vpj inches), repro ductions of paintings by Moran, iued by Ceneral PasMmer Department. Ciiicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, will be sent on receipt of twenty-live cents. Address F. A. .Miller, Ceneral 'Passenger Ageut, Chi cago. R.unv; stodiiiiripttf -.wons atj Xi p.i.toq aq pm a'.hi) aioii xaqi uoqw n..i 'tsi-.n oj Oj'lu.Ml S0U( .I( pjeq 81 JTH1 pt!0lptl,p n 2uuq pmqn ssouDAtpivinc uc si o.wtr, Piso's Cure is the best medicine we ever used for all a flections of the throat and lungs. Win. (). Endslcy, Vanburen, Ind I'eb. 10, lhuO. ' We should be saved a great deal of em barrassment if we realized how little atten tion other people pay to us. Indianapolis .ews. PUTNMlADELKSSr)yT'S arc the brightest, fastest and easiest to use. Kiilure is often caused by too long story telling. Washington (la.) "Democrat. How Truly the Great Fame of Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Com pound Justifies Her Orig- II inal Signature. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. It will entirely cure tho worst forms of Female Complaints, all Ova rian troubles, Inflammation and Ulceration, Falling and Displacement of tho "Womb, and consequent Spinal "Weakness, and is peculiarly adapted to the Change of Life. It has cured more cases of Backache and Lcucorrhasa than any other remedy tlie world has ever known. It is almost infallible in such cases. It dissolves and expels tumors from tho Uterus in an early stage cf development, and checks any tendency to cancerous humors. . Irregular, Suppressed or Painful Menstruation, "Weakness of the Stomach, Indigestion, Bloating, Flooding, Nervous Prostration, Head ache, General Debility quickly yields to it. Womb troubles, causing pain, weight, and backache, instantly re lieved and permanently cured by its use. Under all circumstances it acts in harmony with, the laws that govern tho female system, and is as harmless as water. It quickly removes that Bearingxlown Feeling, extreme lassi tude, "don't care" and " want-to-be-left-alone" feeling, excitability, Irritability, nervousness, Dizziness, Falntncss, sleeplessness, flatulency, melancholy or tho " blues," and backache. These are sure indications of Female Weakness, or somo derangement of the Uterus, which this medicine always cures. Kidney Complaints and Backache of either sex the Vegetable Compound always cures. No other female medicine in the world lias received such widespread and unqualliled endorsement. 1 No other medicine litis such a record of cures of female troubles. Those women who refuse to accept anything else Are re warded :i hundred thousand t2uc, for they get what they want a cure. Sold by Drug-gluts everywhere. Jtef use nil substitutes. TS1I you a pleas ant journey," Mr. ueiiiiiKter, mid ;i merry Christmas!" Mr. tiennister turned .slowly toward hi.s new clerk a fair, sunny-faced youni- fellow with a cold and stony stare. "I do not expect to have a pleasant journey," he said. "And I do not believe in Christmas." Yminjr Mortimer, the new clerk, looked blankly at his employer and said no more. When the door closed behind .Mr. Ccnnister's depart ine- fig ure, Tom, flic oilicc boy, laiu'licd. 'Say, Mr. Mortimer, when you've been with him tis Ion;,' as I have, you won't be wishing him a pleasant journey or a merry Christmas, cither!" "I'll wish him both!" yoiin' Morti mer said, sturdily. "And I hope he'll have a merry Christmas, in spite of himself." Mr. (lennister's journey from the city to the suburbs of that, small Xcw Kiiland town was no more pleasant than he had foreseen. It was a long and tiresome journey, followed by a cold drive through the darkness, for it was nearly right o'clock before he reached the lonely, old-fashioned house which once had been his home. For some reason, Mr. (ienuister had never cared to part, with this house, -t.:.,i. ,i i. .i. ... ""uiikh i ne enure year was left in charge of an old servant, who kept it always ready for his immedi ate return, though every year lie went buck to it for shorter periods and at longer intervals. ',ut he had chosen to come to it, now on the night before Christmas, to get away from the annoyance of the holiday fuss and the air of general festivity which he disliked so much, and which for some days would pervade the entire city, it was a nuisance, a foolishness, nn interruption to business, and he would have none of it! And the soon er that Young Mortimer learned his opinions about such things, the better! As Mr. Gennister approached his old home he noted with satisfaction the flare on the window panes, which told of a blazing lo fire in his particular Hen. but, lus satisfaction was marred when he was greeted in the hallway by his old servant, all cloaked and bonnet .ted and with a tearful face. " "How are ye, Mr. Gennister, it's well ye nre Iookin', sir. But to think of yer havin come home just when me duty is enllin' me two ways I don't know what ye'll say to me,' sir, but me daughter over to Wcstley has been took ill suddintly an' Lem has drove over to fetch me, an' is waitin' at the back door this minute, sir so I must be goin at once. I've set out ver sun per, sir, an' yer breakfast, too all but the coffee if ye'll just Be good enough to make that for yerself? An me niece, .Lllen, will be over in me lummy, &U-, ior jt ve sent ner a postcard in the mail, an' she'll take care of ye an' the house, sir, till I re turn. "Very well, then, go," said Mr. Gen ntster. "I'll get along. Well, what else is the mutter, Jane?" ns ho saw the tearful woman was not yet ready to depart. "I'm very sorry, sir, hut there's the bye! I wouldn't a had it happen for n good deal, for ye don't like childer, I know. Hut yer telegraph was de layed, an I didn't know ye was comin' till with all I had to-do to git ready for ye, sir, it was too late to git the bye home. An' ye'd never a knowed that he was here, sir, if I hadn't been called so suddent nway. An' I can't take him along wid me, sir, for over to Westley all the childcrs is dow with the measles " "Who and what is he?" Mr. Gennis ter demanded, sternly. "Me son John's littlest bye, sir, go in' on four year old an' come over afore I knowed ye was comin home, to spind Christmas day Tfid his granny. An', poor little soul, I've been that hurried on' upset that I've niver a thing to put in his stockin' which he'll break his heart over in the mornin' whin he waltes up an' finds it imptyl" "Stop rambling nnd tell me what you expect me to do," Mr. Gennister said, grimly. "Nothin' in the world, sir, for he's abed an' asleep, till in the mornin' he wakes an' finds stockfn' impty an' h: prnnny gone! Thru he may cry a bit, but not for long, lie run (lien hUoiilf he's u sinurl litlle bye u' what to do, an there's a little l 1 humbly hope an' " "es, vcs. ''ood-liiuht." said , (ienuister. impatiently, cutting ! short and turning on his heel. He went up to his room to remove ;thc stains of travel. And before he came down again he had heard the back door shut and a wagon drive away, and he knew he was alone iu bis house alone, with the exception of a Kt range child! Certainly Mr. Gennister was much annoyed, yet he was just enough to see that Jane was really not to blame. She could no more have foreseen be- I ing called away by her daughter's sudden illness than that he 'would telegraph her at the last moment be ; fore starting, instead of on the day before, as. hitherto he had done. He put on his comfortable lounging robe and went downstairs to find a bountiful supper spread out on a neat table before tho open fire. Short as her time bad been Jane had provided amply for bis comfort. She had not neglected one thing which she knew he liked, although she had found no I time to rim to the village store for a top for her grandchild's stocking! I Hv the way, where was the boy? It might be as well to know in "what purl of the bouse he was sleeping in case anything should happen in the , night. So when Mr. Gennister had finished : his supper he arose, n feeling of an noyance again coming over him, and i because the back part of the house was usually cold, he put on a cap be fore he took up the lamp and started , upon his quest. ; He had poked his head into three ' empty bedrooms before he came to Jane's, in the middle of whose ample , featherbed a wee figure was curled up, fast asleep. At the bed's foot, a limp little stocking hung empty and forlorn. While Mr. Gennister was looking at it, the little figure squirmed and sud denly sat up. Two little (Ms rubbed open two sleepy eyes and then the small boy crept, rapidly on all fours I io the foot oT the bed and felt the stocking empty! There was a surprised and pitiful quiver ou the lip. Then the child raised his head and caught sight of Mr. (ienuister';; short, stout figure, clad in long lounging- robe and cap, and the boy tic longer felt cither grief or doubt. "0 Simla Clans, lill up my 'lock ing!" he cried, tossing up his arms. "Willie been good boy!" Instantly for some unknown reason--Mr. (Ienuister blew out the lamp. The silence was broken by a sleepy chuckle from the bed as the child smuggled back among- the warm coverings. Then there was a mixed- I When he awakened next morning Mr. (.ienuister heard vague sounds of unmistakable delight, and presently when he went cvr nnd iooked in at the door of Jane's room he saw a com ical sight. A very small boy in a flannel night "Johnnies," surrounded by 'oah, his family aud all his animals, was vain ly trying to stand on his head pre sumably for joy! Hut when he saw Mr. Gennister he regained an upright position. "Gamma?" he said, inquiringly. "Your grandma's gone away, but it's nil right. l'U look out for you till El len comes. You know Ellen?'' The boy stared hard. "Who is oo?" he said at last. "I'm Mr. Gennister this is my house. Say, can you dress yourself? Well, then, get dressed aud I'll give you some breakfast." The boy jumped up and down. "Mit ter Dennitter, Mitter Dennitter, Santa Clans bringed Willie all dese!" "Yes, I see. Hurry, now; get your clothes on and come downstairs." Hut the child was too wildly excited to be able to dress himself that day and Mr. Gennister actually had to play the nurse! Afterward Mr. Gennister played cook and made the coffee. 'Then the two breakfasted together with Xoah and his wife, for guests, standing between them on the table. Hut it was after breakfast that the fun really began. Evidently Willie had never seen tenpins before, so Mr. Gennister set them up and showed him how to play with them. And Wil lie enjoyed the companionship so much that after that he would not play alone with anything! As long as Mr. (ienuister sat on the floor and rolled the balls, Willie would fetch and carry and set up the pins and chatter iu perfect delight. Uut when Mr. Gennister drew his chair up by the fire and tried to read, Willie in sisted upon climbing on his knee and pulling his chubby face between the reader's eyes and the printed page, Commands and persuasions were of no avail, and at last Mr. Gennister gave in and went back to his place upon the floor, and so it was I hat Ellen found them. She was amazed, of course, and aghast that Mr. Gennister should have been so bothered by "the bye." And she immediately carried the child away to her own domain the kitchen. Hut Willie had no iuitid lo give up his new found playmate, and watching his op portunity be slipped away from Ellen and reappeared at "Mitter Delimiter's" side. Mr. (IcniiMer put down his book and looked with some amusement at the persistent child. Hut. Ellen had missed him, and quickly arrived upon the scene, whereupon Willie set up a howl and clung to Mr. Gennister with all his force. "There, there leave him with me, Ellon. He'll be good iu here, and you rwo AGAINST HIM. Majority of Court of Inquiry Finds Rear Admiral Schley Guilty. Admiral Itewey, However, Gutnlm Scltlej'i Conduct and declares the YU'tnry of iniitlnj;o lieloncH to II I m IHfTVrpnt FUiUiiiKi of the Trlul .luiltfi's. l MWm III '(.m, SANTA CLACS, Fll.I, tT VIV ' TOCKING.' up murmur of "Santa (Tans 'tocking good boy," followed by a contented, sleepy sigh, after which, with noise less step, Mr. (ienuister withdrew. Hack again in his warm sitting room he sat staring at the lire. He be of all men on earth had been mis taken for Santa Clans! He laughed grimly it was so strange a joke! (.Ulcer that even a child could believe such nonsense. What fools grown people were to teach them such rub bishor to countenance, it! How many children would be disappointed in the morning, how many heartaches would be caused by that ridiculous myth that cruel deceit, of "Santa Clans." Now, there was that little chap upstairs And -Mr. Gennister felt sorry, felt positively uncomfortable us he thought of the bitter grief which would come to that child ou his awakening. At last he got up and put on his coat and overcoat. It was not a long walk to the village and he felt, since he had given Jane such short notice of his coming, that he owed it to her to get s few toys for the youngster who was really in no way to blame for being there. Hut Mr. Gennister did wish that Jane had been less consci entious and had attended to providing for the little chap's Christmas even if she had been obliged to leave those fragrant mince pies unmade! He strode rapidly along aud soon reached the small block of gayly-light-cd shops. But he had not expected to Lfind so great a crowd of shoppers and flor a moment he was inclined to turn about and go back empty-handed as he had come. Then-he thought of the I child's oien.rt.t -i, i, t....i ,s.. . i Mr. Oenmste ...fc,.v ,,,,vu uuci ueiiuis- ter had been so absurdly mistaken for Santa Glaus, and he went in. Mr. Gennister submitted to the push ing and hustling of the holiday-humored crowd until he had succeeded in buying a Noah's ark, a box of ten-pins and a flag. Then to add to. his discom fort the suddeu thought came to him suppose the child had awakened and was screaming himself into fits? or suppose a spark from the blazing logs should set fire to the house? There upon he mnde his way out and hurried home, feeling much relieved when he had let himself in and found all as quiet and as safe as when he had gone out, an hour before. And now he really had to do the work of Santa Clans. Again he visit ed Jane's room, and having possessed himself of the little limp stocking, he returned to the fireside to fill it, when he discovered that even now he had nothing suitable to put in! It was ab surd! What sort of things did they put into stockings, anyway! So he thrust in the flag, with its stick extending fur up in the nir, and he poked Noah and some other of the ark's inhabitants into thnt seemingly bottomless abyss, and then he took back the still limp stocking to its hang ing place, put the nrk nnd box of ten plus near ll ou the foot of 1 he big bell, aficr which Mr. Gciniistcr hinis'elf re tired. . ' go get the dinner," said the muster. And the maid departed, marveling. Olt, but Willie had n royal time that day, and Jlr. (ienuister had some good exercise and some new sensations, too! They dinetl together as they hud breakfasted, with Noah and his family. And then, after Ellen hud everything washed up and put away, she appeared, all cloaked and ready to take Master Willie home. It was difficult to persuade him to "b good bye" and go; he evidently was well content to stay where he was. Hut finally the idea of showing all the beautiful toys which Santa Clans had brought him, to "inoinmer, popper an' the chiller" prevailed, and Willie con sented reluctantly to have them packed up and to go. "Goo'-by, Mitter Dennitter; Willie come soon aden!" was his shrill fare well. 'Then silence settled on the bach elor's home, and with a sigh of relief Mr. Gennister picked up his book and settled himself before the lire. Hut somehow he could not fix his mind on what he road, and his eyes would w ander from the printed page. "Hello! there's poor old Noah or one of his family! 1 wonder if you feel lonely, too?" he said as he picked up the forlorn little figure and set it be fore him on the mantelpiece. "Welcome back, Mr. Gennister, and I hope you've had a merry Christmas!" was young Mortimer's greeting to his employer upon Mr. Getinister's re turn. Tom, the office boy, laughed silently and looked up trt see young Mortimer annihilated;" Mil to his amazement r, after his first liabitnnl frown, smiled and actually seemed amused. "Well, most unexpectedly, I did have, rather!" was the enigmatical reply. Later in the day he said to young Mortimer: "You have children in your family, I imagine?" Young Mortimer laughed. "Well, sir, there are nine of us, and I'm the eldest of the lot!" "Ah," Jlr. Gennister said, thought fully, "that explains it. That makes the difference. I see now why you think so much of Christmas. I never had brother or sister I grew up with out having any young companions. And I see now that I have missed some thing out of my life." Judith Spen cer, in Springfield (Mass.) Kepub-lican, Cllrlatiim with the Duiich. Jn many countries the Christmas feast formerly lasted from two to three weeks, and .it was believed thnt the angels partook of the earthly food. Denmark, even at this time, considers it obligatory to have break fast, dinner and supper of distinctive dishes on Christinas, licefsteak and reindeer cutlets form 'pi't of the menu for breakfast. The dinner con sists of grod (a soup of nnlinenl nnd rice), roast goose stuffed with apples and roast pork with beet roots and gherkin pickle. Washington, Dec. 14. Last night Secretary Long was handed the li-i'i-ings of the court of inquiry which inquired into the conduct of Hear Ad miral Schley during the Santiago campaign. Instead of one report there are two. Hoth lire signed by George Dewey, president, and by Samuel C. I.emly. as judge advocate. This is a form said to bo recognized in all courts of inquiry, the signa tures of the oilier members not be ing necessary. Hut it is explained thnt Admiral Dewey signed the sec ond report, a minority report, to ex press his qualification of or dissent from the views expressed by tha court, comprising, beside himself, Ad mirals Hciihuin and llainsey, in tha first report. It is said at the navy de partment that there will be no fur ther proceedings in this celebrated case on the department's initiative. Secretary Long and Judge Advocate I.cnily positively decline to discuss the findings in any phase. The secre tary will probably append his signa ture with the word "Approved" to the whole record. The court itself recom mends no further proceedings, owing to the lapse of time. Admirals Hcnhnin nnd llainsey con cur in the firs! report, which is signed by Admiral Dewey ns a matter of form. Admiral Dewey makes n sepa rate report, although he agrees with the findings of fuels subscribed to by the others. The majority report con demns Admiral Schley on 11 points, while Admiral Dewey sustains him in most, particulars. The. majority opinion finds in brief that, Admiral Schley should have proceeded with the utmost dfepnteh to Cienfijogos and maintainec" n close blockade; that lie should have endeavored to have obtained iiiforiifilion of the Spanish squadron Ihcrc; that he should have proceeded to Santiago with dispak'h; that he should not have made the retrograde movement; that he should have obeyed the department's orders; that he should have endeavored to capture the Spanish vessels in Santi ago; that be did not do his utmost to destroy the Colon; that he caused the squadron In lose distance in tho loop of the l'.rooklyn; that he there by caused the Texas to back; that he did injustice to Hodgson; that his conduct in the campaign was charac terized by vacillation, dilatoriness and kick of enterprise; that his ollicial re ports on the coal supply were mis letiding and inaccurate; that his eon duct during the battle was self-possessed and that he encouraged in his own person his subordinate ollicers uml men. Admiral Dewey in his report, says that the passage to Cienfucgos wits made with till dispatch; that, in view of bis coal supply the blockade of Cienfucgos was effective; that, he. al lowed the Adtila to enter Cienfuegos to get information; that his passage to Santiago was with ns much dis patch ns possible, keeping tlie squadron together; that the blockade ot Santiago was cfleetive, and, finally, that he was the senior officer off Santiago, in absolute command nnd entitled to the credit, due for the glorious victory which resulted in the total destruction of the Spanish ships, A representative of the Associated press conveyed first, information of the findings of the court to Admiral Schley, lie was scaled in the public reception room of a hotel chatting with friends and several newspaper men nnd evinced no signs of nervous ness over the outcome. When tha conclusions of Admiral Dewey were read to him Admiral Schley showed his pleasure, and it was evident from bis manner that ho regarded tha st'ifi nt from Admiral Dewey ns a vindication of his cause. OF Use Pe-ru-na for Coughs, Colds, Gri? Catarrh -a Congressman's Letle M mw P. m prrrf teg- - " J Ami Pcr to v m lit,'. it:- SISTERS OF CHARITY All Over United States for Catarrh. Use Pe-ru-na Dr. Ilartnian receives many letters from Catholic Sisters all over tie States. A recommend recently received from a Catholic; instite Detroit, Mich., reads as follows ; Detroit, Mich., Oct. ft, ',jf. or. o. li. iiannmn, orumous, umo : Dear Slr-"The young girl who used the Pcruna was suffering frnmi yngitls, and loss of voice. The result of the treatment n .-is most satitS. tnry. She found great relief, and after farther use of the medlcivi nope iu oe ante w say sue is entirety cured. m<KS OF 17.IA7 This young girl was under the care of the Sisters of C'bari v and uii 1. ..p.l... l i i. .i .., V . . x 1 u"11 -inii in oi uiu uiiu.il, wan yoou results us i ue a novo tetter test severance that It was introduced; medical profession of this count UM... t .1 1 ... r uc ioi lowing ici i er IS I! out t . ito ,, i. i v,..,..i ... T miun"M, m j, ,i p'ueun, Ml iqt; The IV ruriii MedieincCo., Colum! ucuuemen ; i,mmmi,m, I have used sev eral bottles of i l'crumi and feel I f,.-: greatly benefited yu thereby from my ii i2r catarrh of tho ! ? head, nnd feel en- ! '"i'-M 4r couraged to bo- ,.f . iM've wim us con- r7 ?L . V tinned uso will fXj Wl. niiiv erauicaiu a . disease of thirty i 0" years' standing." ',... ...i,,,. ,... , DAVID .MEKKIS'I If you do not derive prompt and i factory results from the use of 1', write at, once to Dr. Ilurtman. eitr a full statement of your case, to will be pleased to givo you his val ik' advice gratis. Address Dr. lltirtnian, I'ivsi.1. The Hurt man Sanitarium, Colum From a Catholic institution In Ohio comes the following recommend from the Sister Superior: 'Some years ago a friend of our in stitution recommended to us Dr. Hart man's I'eruna as an excellent remedy for the influenza of which we then had several cases which threatened to be of a serious character. " We began to use it and experienced such wonderful results that since then I'eruna has become our favorite medh cine for Influenza, catarrh, cold, cough and bronchitis. " SISTER SUPERIOR. Dr. Hartman, one of tho best known physicians and surgeons in the United Sstntes, was the first to formulate Peru Da. It was through his genius and per- rrTv IT WAS A QUIET ROBBERY. Itetween "Itdnlu-lit loot liawn a Hunk at Hlur;l, Ky., Wil I iitered mid Ko lleii il of SH.I.OOO. T.ouisiille, Ky., Dec. 1 1. J. f, ,;tan. kcl, president of the Trendwater Min ing company, which operates at Stur gis, Ky., has received word that the bank of Sturgis was robbed of $:ia,0O0 between midnight and dawn. The work was done quietly and nolhing was known about, the robbery until the bank was opened for business. At the time of the theft the bank held the money which was to have been used in paying oft the employes of the irendwater Jlining company. LJHHi Ml ) m -in i' n i i IflH1 Udi t17''-' ,,v 'I HrIOifl ft .Oit.Q J eiv En'Rouie io Texas. i In going to Texas, via I Memphis, you can ride day in a Cotton Belt 1 :t jailor Late ar for Knly fifty cents extra. "Tliiscar is furnished with '"large" easy chairs, has an observation smoking room, a ladies' lounging room and a Cafe, where meals are : served on the European plan at reasonable prices. Besides a Parlor Cafe Car, Cotton Belt trains carry Pullman Sleepers at night and Free Chair Cats both day and night. Write and tell us where you are ping and when you will leave, and we will tell you the exact cost of a ticket and send you a complete schedule for the trip. We will also send you an Interesting little book, "A Trip to Texas.'' r 7 ;' t PltlOt, DM, fMempfiis, Tow. t C. AOVHS, T.P.A., tehullt, Ttnn. 3 j; F. R. WHTr, T. P. I, Clnclnnall, Ohio. M. DMI, I. P. A, Urn. III. - i. n. laoLALit, u. rana i.iv, sliouis, hi. -IN "ll i 1)8 Of '10. New York's Foggy Dy. -ew lorn, jiec. H. A heavy fog thnt descended on the city In the en r- ly morning cutised a delay of trallio till over -New York. The entire ferry system of both riverg was upset. In some instances boats were nn hour in making the passage that usually re. quires b to iu minutes. 'An l:urllnunke Kelt Kt'siTieia, Ore. .aieni, Lire., Dee. 14. At 12:30 o'clock Friday morning o distinct eartliqiiiike shock was felt htr. The shock lasted three seconds and the vibrations wero from north to south Minnows and dishes rattled, but no damage is reported. IllH Klenp Knriril ln Death, J eona, 111., Dee. 14. James A. Har ris, aged 07 years, who went to sleep ou the morning of November 7, and una iieen unconscious almost, con tinually ever since, died yesterday. Ife was linconscious for five weeks. Two Niirne llnnijeil t Helena, Ark. Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 14. Frank Cannon and Will Kelly, both colored, were hanged ut Helena, Ark., yester day for the murder last July 0f Isaac Land and his wife, colored, on Island Sixty-six in the Mississippi, 30 miles below Helena. Knniia City. Old Federal lliillriliur. Washington, Dec. 14.-Congressman Cowherd has prepared a bill which provides for the sale of the old fed eral building in Kansas City, Mo., and tho application of the proceeds to ward completing the new building. A IMiircleroufl Drummer. Greenville, S. 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