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LOV AND PREJUDICE.
Y AMY UANDOU'II.
UT, Hal, Ton vtmld
like her." said Col.
Vandycke. "I am
certain of IV
"That la wher
I disagree with
Halleck Dane. "A
to havo every one
fall doTfn and wor
nip at her shrine!"
"A dear, gontlo little girl, with Just
spirit and Bparkte enough to redeem
tier from the chnrgo of Insipidity,"
protested Col. Vandycke. "Come, fore
go your prejudices, Hal, and accom
pany me to Miss Proyllng's reception
tonight, and I will present you to our
little Queen of Love and Beauty."
Halleck Dane shrugged his broad
"I have always said," he declared,
with quiet obstinacy, "that my wlfo
should not bo selected in the glare
and glitter of a ballroom. My regrets
to Misa Freyllng, and my thanks to
yourself, but I have some letters to
write this evening, and I must make
a hermit of myself for the tlmo be
ing." Col. Vandycke shook his head.
"Go, then, Hermit of tho Wilder
ness," said he, "but If you die a
wretched bachelor, lay not tho blame
Mr. Dane laughed, but the smile
died away from his lips, as ho entered
tho twilight solitude of tho village
"I will not bo Introduced to Miss Du
randc," he said to blmself. "A man's
time and individuality ore his yet, 1
hope, but I have no surplus leisure to
epare in heiress-worship."
Halleck Dane bad been physician
In charge of tho Llndloy hospital for
thrc9 months now. Llndloy was a gay
little town, with a military station
closo by, halt a dcion churches, a
town hall, an atheneum, and several
Dano avoided making tho acquaint
ance of Miss Durandc, tho belle and
beauty of the place. In fact, ho had
not oven seen hor as yet.
"I camo here to work, not to flirt,"
he said, brusquely.
;MIss Dorella Durandc did not under
stand this In tho least. 8hc was a pret
ty, sweet natured young girl, who liked
nil tho world, and expected all tho
World to like her. And at last she
reluctantly mado up her mind that Dr.
' Dane did not want to cultivate her ac
"Let hlra go," said Dorella, pretend
ing not to care a pin's point "There
lire plenty of pleasant people In "Llnd
loy without him!"
And after that she was careful to
tlmo her visits to the hospital so that
she would not meet the physician In
"I can't give up my poor, sick peo
ple," said Dorella, "but I won't havs
any sneorlng scientist contemptuously
Miss Freyllng had chosen on unfor
tunate evening for her reception.
"Of all nights in the year for old
Hannah Hopkins to fall sick on the
edge of Owl Glen!" said Dr. Dane, look
ing dolorously at his order tablet, as
fete shook the snow off his coat collar
In front of the flro. "Out I sunnoia
I ,?tncre's no neIp 'or ,t sne's 'd and
s, v oor, and has no troops of friends to
U r r-ji ruiiy 10 ner aid.
vllls horse, unfortunately, was dead
ltn, and having no fancy for driving
' " tlTe poor teams turned out by the local
, ' " .Uvcry stable. Dr. Dane resolved to walk
fiie four solitary miles, bounded by
pine forests and surrounded by deso
lato hills that lay between the village
and Owl Glen.
He bad not gone far, however, be
fore he became dimly conscious,
THE MYSTERY IS SOLVED,
through tho snow, of a little buckboard
wagon In front of him drawn by a
stout, gray pony and driven by a wom
an In a dread-naught gray sacquo,
with a fur cap, pulled down over her
"Some farmer's wife returning late,"
he thought. "I wish nho would be po
lite enough to offer me a ride."
He spoke up briskly. "Madame," he
said, "X am Dr. Dane."
The pony was abruptly cheoked. "I
am going to Owl Glen to seek a sick
woman," he added. "If you would
kindly Allow me to ride with you as
far as our ways He together"
"Oh, corUloly,' said the solitary
driver; "Jump In. I am going to Owl
"Perhaps you know Hannah Hop
kins!" hazarded the doctor, who was
gather pleased by a something quick,
lively and energetic In the tone of his
"Oh, yes, I knew her very well.
That's where I am going," said tho
woman no farmer's wife, as Dr. Dane
tvan rllmlv to comprehend. Now
she touched up the pony at full speod.
"It must be Miss Martlneau, the rec
tor's sister," thought Dr. Dane. "No
one else would tako the trouble to
drive out such a night as this, merely
to see a miserable old pauper wom
an. "And h raid aloud, "I beg your
pardon, Miss Martlneau, for not recog
nlnng you before."
Did sho laugh 7 or did ho only fancy
.It? Dut she answered, quietly, "It Is
rather an unfavorable atmosphere for
recognitions of any sort."
1 J And they drove on fatter than ever.
"She's an excellent whip," thought
Dr, Dane, "and the horse Isn't any or
dinary village hack or farm screw."
'How it snows I- he said, at lost.
"But yoB don't seem to mind It!"
"I dont at all," was tho reply. "I'm
used to wl4 sad weather."
" "Than H can't feo Miss Martlneau,
ftr l." tated tho doctor. "Oh,
J jm wr H' Phsw Otway, the vll-
ftm ttwrs. jjsmi all ta poor pedple
mM lor. Jhfl&caa't taaOfliw Dsmlol
Otvay's wtta JM) mm . musi-
oally ft4ulatlloM. It's ilt ot
. t.V pMpla, I spo-a,oWll,
1 rwMt t AaU tM bavin taa
tptf fmm tf UMj
Ji...l'S'AN IMITATOR 0NLY.tALtED LA151irLTHE WE9T
, Hannah Hopkins!"
' kflAn rha twM n1Ma rfimhplia tft
after ono or two mora remarks, to
which his companion did hot seem In-
ellned to reply, save in monosyllables,
1 until they stopped in the midst of a
whirling snowdrift, befor.9 old Han-
nah'g cabin, op tho edge ot a thicket ot
I "Shall I put tho horse out?" Dr.
Dane asked. "Thcro Is neither man nor
boV hero to render such services,
"I con put him out myself," said the
"woman, quickly. "1 know whero tho
lantern and tho matches ore kept In
the shed, and I have taken Prlnco
Charles In and out ot the shafts many
Without waiting for an answer, sho
led tho pony around the corner of the
houso and vanished as It were Into a
wklto wilderness, while Dr. Dano
opened the door and went Into tho
sick room, whero he wrctchod old oc
togenarian lay groaning by the light ot
a plno wood flro alono.
"Well, Hannah," said he, cheerfully,
"liuw aro you J"
Dut, instead of anLwcrlnO, tho old
woman screwed up her eyes to peer
past him Into tho gloom, as It expect
ing yet another figure to appear.
Tho next Instifnt the back door
opened and a small, slight figure camo
In, already freed from clumsy cloak
or sheltering fur cap a girl ot per
haps twenty, with clear, brown eyes,
rosy checks and colls ot brown balr
wound around and around her head,
ilannnh's blear eyes brightened at tho
"I knew you would come, pretty
ono," sho said. "You always como
where there Is pain or trouble or hcav
h carts, my queen."
"Bo," said Dr. Dano to himself, "It
Is neither Miss Martlneau nor Daniel
Otway's wlfo. I wonder wbj It Is."
All that wild, tetipostuor.s night the
two kept vigil at Hannih Hopkins'
bedside, and, in his secret heart, tho
doctor confessed that ho had never
seen a quicker comprehension, a more
tender heart, a stronger fortitude, than
that ot his unknown companion. And
when, at daybreak, tho angel of death
set the prisoned spirit free, and they
sat alono by the corpse, Dr. Dano spoke
"We can do no moro for the poor
creaturo," said he. "She's at rest, now.
Let me take you to your friends."
"No," said tho girl, quietly. "1 shall
stay here until somo ot the village
pcoplo come. I will not leave her, poor
"Can I send somo one?" he asked.
"It you choose," sho answered,
"Dut I don't like to loavo you alone."
"Do not be afraid," she said, a little
So Halleck Sane left her. Fortun
ately he met somo one n few rods in
the road, and returned with reinforce
ments a sturdy old farmer and his
"Miss Durandc," cried tho woman,
the minute her eye tell on the slight
figure at the bedside, "you nover mean
to say that you have been horo all
night! Dut I don't b'lleve old Han
nah could have died without yon, she
was that fond ot you. Heaven bless
your sweet face!"
Dr. Dane started, feeling the color
mount to his face.
"Ah!" said be, striving to speak
calmly, "so the mystery Is solved! You
are Miss Durandc!"
"Yes," sho said, "I am Miss Durande.
I did not reveal my Identity before, be
cause I knew you did not like me, Dr.
"Dut I do like you," said tho doctor.
Impulsively. "It was only my fan
cied Ideal of Miss Durande that I dis
"Was It Just to bo Judge, Jury and
executioner, without even allowing the
poor defendant to put in a plea?"
"It was cowardly nnd base," ad
mitted Dr. Dane! "It you can forgive
me, do. Dut I shall And It impossible
to forglvo mysolf."
Tho heiress held out her hand with
a most fascinating smile beginning to
dimple the corners ot her perfect
"Such humility Is Irresistible," said
she. "You are pardoned!"
They drovehome together tho best
friends in the world, Dr. Dane wonder
ing how It was possible that tho real
Miss Durande should be so unlike the
silly, simpering, conceited little per
sonage whom he had decided she must
be and Dorella, woman-like, thinking
all the more of him becauso sho had
been caiica upon to forgive his short
comings. Of course the sequel remains to bo
told. Of co'srse Dr. Dane and Dorella
Durande liked eaoh other all the bet
ter, now, for having so heartily de
spised each other before. And one day
Dr. Hal told Miss Durande that ho
jUked her better than any ono else In
the world and. In return, Miss Du
rande confessed that "she loved him
oh, so dearly!"
And when he heard of It, Col, Van
dycke laughed as If It were a suprome
"Didn't I tell you, long ago?" said
bo. Now York Lodgor.
PAST OREAT FAMINES.
Terrllilo MtlUllou of IMitreu Ilnrlnc
tho Worlil'a lllatur.
It must not be supposed that the
famine which Is now devastating India,
horrible as It Is, is unique In the
world's history. The annals of na
tions give authentic record of" not less
man 35Q famines, dating from script
ural times down to the present, says
Frank Leslie's Weekly. Famine and
pestilence have always gone, hand In
hand, the ono causing the other, and
vermin and tilth have always been
among tho chief causes. So recently
as 1855 thcro camo a great plaguo of
locuots In-Utah and only the appear
ance of seagulls, never before seen so
far Inland, prevented the total destruc
tion of the crops and consequent
(amine. Uesldos Insects and vermin
there may be other causes of famine,
some natural, somo artificial. Among
these are rain, froM, drought and other
meteorological phenomena, war, de
fective agriculture, defective transpor
tation, legislative- Interference, cur
rency restrictions, speculation and the
misapplication of grain. In connec
tion with this last-named cause It may
be said that, although India has been
cursed with famine more than any
other country, having had thirty-four
within the country, as a whole country
It always produces food enough for nil
of Its -inhabitants and even In years
of famine tbero are regions ot plenty
sufficient to feed tho utarvlng Jf on)
the grain could bo brought to then,
It Is natural, therefore, to suppose that
the, causes; of Indian famines ore quite
as murh artificial as natural and that
legislative fonwlgut could du ssuch ta
MINISTER MERflY MORE EXACT
inu i ntn rnunu&r w i n
&. rwt I A &. r. A . tAI r9FI9IT
IIU Wife rclt AgarlcTtrf-ith lreddent
Ignoring- l!r Claim to Honor, Escort
ed Mr. Mudlion to
Moor Her Companion,
ipsflHtl HE Paunccfote pre
CVjccdonce Incident rel-
tV aUve l0 arant rtay
yi j'l) ceremonies, caused
a nutter among tne
diplomatic, set in
Washington, but It
proves to be only
ono ot history's
ever recurring In
cidents. Nearly ono
hundred years ago
ono of the British ambassador e prede
cessors raised a similar question, un
fortunately after the event Instead ot
before. For a long time tho feeling
was Intensely disagreeable, and at one
time bade 'fair to become serious.
A literary Interest is added to the
occurrence by tho fact that Tom Moore,
tho poet, then visiting America, seized
upon It as the theme or ono ot the
slanderous and vindictive letters that
ho wrote to his friends In England, tie
was an Intimate associate ot the Eng
lish minister and his wife, and his con
dolences with tho Utter on the "af
front" to which she had been subject
ed did much to fan the flamo ot tho
President Jefferson was the offender.
Minister Merry and his wife were the
complainants In the diplomatic causb
celebro ot 1S04. They were at the
white bouse, having accepted tho
president's Invitation to dinner. Mr.
Jefferson happened, when dinner was
announced, to be conversing with M'rs.
Madison, the wlfo of his secretary Ot
state. Ho accompanied her to the ta
ble. Mrs. Merry was at some distance
from the president at the time ot the
announcement, but this fact she re
garded as In no way palliative ot what
sho considered tho Insult to which she,
had been subjected. The president of
tho youthful republic had given to tho
wife of his m'flster prcccdencu over
tho wife of old England's representa
tive! Mrs. Merry was furious. A vain,
fault finding woman, Imbued with a na
tive contenpt for tree Institutions, she
seized upon the Incident as a means
posslbl of fomenting a petty diplomat
ic fuss, of whUh she would be the cen
ter. By her flatttry she bad so com
pletely won the llttb poet that he saw
America and Americans through her
eyes only, and when little. Moore
then, by the by, a man ot only about
flvo and twenty wrote of the "mon
strous" occurrence to his mother from
Baltimore on Juno 13, 1601, be used this
"I stopped at Washington with Mr.
and Mrs. Merry for near a week; they
have been treated with tho most point
ed Incivility by tho present Democrotlo
president, Mr. Jefferson, and It Is only
tho precarious situation of Great
Britain which could possibly Induce It
to overlook such lndecont, though at
the same tlmo poUj'. hostility,"
The Merrys did not lack sympathy In
Washington, whore the Federalists
readily aided Mrs. Merry In her en
deavors to have a British minister
show that an Insult to his wife was a
mighty serious International affair. Mr.
Merry, being a dutiful husband, as Well
as a zealous representative, waxed
frantic and before long the tempest
In tho teapot had become so very tu
multuous that Secretary Madison com
munlcated with Mr. Monroe then min
ister to England on the subject. It
seemed at the time possible that the
American minister might be called up
on to explain tho "Incivility" to Mrs.
Merry, and Mr. Madison thought It wisp
to Inform the minister as to the facts.
Mr. Monroe was promptly equal to
tho occasion. No attempt wsi made
by tho British foreign bmce to call his
attention officially to the lamented In
cident, but a British under secretary,
acting under instruction probably, did
bring the subject up to Mr. Monroe, at
the same time Intimating that an offi
cial communication would follow.
Though n grave man, Mr. Monroo
could not keeping treating the matter
in a spirit of fun. He gave bis Infor
mant to understand that he considered
tho affair too absurd for serious con
sideration. At the same time, while
dilating with unwonted merriment ot
the humorous features of the case, ho
slyly called the under secretary's at
tention to the fact that should tho af
fair should reach diplomatic import
ance, he had a "tu quoque" ready in
the shape of a countercharge ot Inciv
ility. In fact, not long before, the wlfo
ot an English under secertary, at a
state dinner In England, had been ac
corded precedence over Mr. Monroe.
The Merry affront Incident was
closed and the excitement attending It
soon passed away, as far as concerned
all but tbo Merrys. They continued to
pose as monstrously offended persons.
Mr. Merry never visited the white
house save on official business. Mrs.
Merry refused to go there at all. Pres
ident Jefferson, desiring to establish a
more agreeable state ot affairs. Inquired
through a diplomatic medium wbother
Mr. and Mrs. Merry would honor him
to a family dinner. On Mr. Merry's
assent he sent the invitation In bis
own hand writing. Mr. Merry, doubt
less under conjugal duress, formally
addressed Secretary ot State Madison
asking whether he was Invited In bis
personal or official capacity. If the
former he must obtain the permission
of his sovereign beforo accepting; If
the latter, be must be assured of treat
ment becoming his exalted potltlpp.
Here Is what Mr. Madison replied:
"The president Instructs be to say
that Mr. and Mrs. Merry are at liberty
to act as they please In a matter of
auph small moment,"
It Savoa Ohlldroo's Llvea.
Willie's cream verinlfiiin Inntiros
your child against ono serious danger.
it promptly rids u of worms. It acts
tlinroiiKiily, but In lust us lntrnilow as
a children's remedy should be. Han
been bold for iearn nnd received tlio
everywhere. If jour child Is peevish,
restless, if IU breath It. bad, If It picks
Its nose or sluru In Its slcop, siiupcct
inu ijiui.mlh; iii wormi. iicniin unu
right growth i-aunot iiuno until tlio
trouble U returned. Cream vermifuge
railllfit full Prlrn "A rutin K.l,l t.u
I'. Hiiinulmn. iu
V J 1 1 Fert.
William Kingston, an English farm
er, was born without arms, but never
theless nnde such noOi )mo of his feet
that he could do with thm almost any
thing that was done by a person will
hands. Ha could feed himself, using
tho kntfQ and fork, and carrying his
cup to his mouth, and shave himself
and could perform all tho ordinary
work ot tho farm except mowing. Uu
was evenja -o mjlk cows with his
feet, anCJfrote a beautiful an4, Mo
UlstM ttweft taa kW m4 4
Tlis Mytterlon Conitrnctlons Attributed
to the Action of let.
When the western country wan first
Dottlcd the newcomers, unaccustomed
to tho glacial lakes of tho west, wcro
astonished to find many ot them walled
along parts ot tho shore and somo
completely about tholr borders, say
tho Milwaukee (Wis.). Journal. Thoso
walls nrj constructed ol the bowlders
so common everywhere, laid dry or
bedded with earth, of moro or less reg
ularity, with no regard to the alio or
shape of tho stones, except that they
fit well and are so placod as to main
tain their equilibrium that is, stand
firm, Several lakes aro Known whoso
shores aro thus walled all around with
the mechanical porfcctlon belonging to
the cyclopcan period. Tho walls gen
erally have a slope from tho lako and
are banked up with earth on tho land
side. This bank frequently has trees
growing on It. All this Is very. wonder
ful and excited the keenest curiosity
among tho early travelers. This curios
ity la not yet dead. Only recently It
has questioned tho walls along a part
ot Elkhart lako and tho-subject has
got Into the local papers with a .brief
proper explanation. In early univer
sity days, when the ts went In awlm
ralDR, Instead of bathing, In Lako Men
dota, there were certain largo bowlders
from which they were wout to spring
Into tho water. Somo ot theso wero ot
tons' weight some projected abovetho
water and somo wcro under. The place
of every one was known to tho swim
mers. It was found tho next season
that they had to be located over again,
having changod position during the
winter. Weight made no difference;
they all had to move It was plain to
see that tho Ice did It, Crowding them
shoreward whenever it could rcAch
them. But as the bank thcro was steep,
nt the foot of tho bluff, they slid or
worked back more or less. In places,
however, they were piled on tho shore,
as where university drive comes to the
beach. When the Milwaukee and Wa-
tcrtown plh.nk road was made It skirt--
cd Oconomowuv lako near whnt Is now
Gilford's. There was n lako wall thorp
of modest pretensions and this was
made part of the bank holding tho
roadbed. The next season It was found
the wall had been shoved under the
roadbed, so as to feot the plank away
from tho lako. To a boy ot an Inquir
ing turn of mind tho wbolo operation
was plain. Tho expansion ot tho Ice
bad done IU The bank thcro was slop
ing, quite so It was easy for this great
force to slide the wall along. At Madi
son, however much It might slide- thp
bowlders against tbe bluff, they felt
back Into the water. Now supposo tho
slopo to be Just tho right anglo between
these two so that tho force would lift
the stones by Blldlng ono under the
other, nnd yot not let thorn fall back,
you will have tho conditions for a lako
wall. The stones In this process not
rightly balanced will fall one side or
the other those balances vrlll rota In
their places. Those falling Into tho wa
ter will havo to try again till they aro
rightly placed and remain. Moanwhllo
tbo whole structure has been pushed
back till tho force and resistance are
equalized, maklnp tho bank of earth
behind, which In turn helps to sus
tain the wall. Tho water should shoal
slowly, so as to bring many rocks
within reach of-the Ice. Time, then,
only Is necessary to build the wall and
the operation will cease when all tho
rocks havo been worked Into tho wall
and the Increased shoaling provides
friction enough to check tho Ice. Tho
wall then becomes permanent and tho
forest covers tbo strange work with its
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He said to bis friends, though ulmk-
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Thanks to tlio Clionthaiif.s I urn n
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DISCUSSING A DATE.
Mny IVopIn Ate In PoUtil When tho
Torrntleth t'Mltur llrglm.
A good many men are trying to flg
uro out Just whon the twentieth con
tury begins. Thoy aro fighting about
a Whole year, says tho New York Jour
nal. Somo men say the twentieth cen
tury begins on tho first day ot 1900,
and o'hors Insist that It docs hot com
mence until tho first day of 1001. Usu
ally upon tho flrfct day of a new ycai
thero Is a largo number of men who
aro strangely mixed In their figures,
Theso are tho pcoplo who sit up so
religiously tho night beforo to seo the
new year "In" that the following day
they aro nil at sen In regard to tholr
dates. It may be stated right here
that they aro all going to sit up to seo
tho new century In on tho last night
ot 1839 nnd hopo to have nn opportuni
ty Of welcoming tho sanio century In
the same way a year later. In ordor
to bo suro of being right they are going
to drink copiously upon both occasions.
Theso thirsty souls hope that tho prus
ent controversy will not bo settled be
foro the twentieth century arrives, and
even find comfort In tho figures of a
man which Introduco nn altogether dif
ferent dato and would provide occa
sion for a third welcoming colebratlon.
Unfortunatoly thero Is a lack of testi
mony on tho part of gcntlemon whv
lived In tho year 1 as to whether or not
chronologlsts at that tlmo had any
agreement as to what thoy wcro going
to do about tho extra year. If the
first century ended with tho oloso ot ths
year 09 then It was a year short. If
It ended with tho last day of the year
100 then tho second century began on
January 1, 101.
John Orlilln, of Kutiesvlllc, O.. :i:
"I neer lived n dny for thirty jeur
without sttlTering ngony, tiulll it Imx
of Do Witt's wllcli hiuot sitUo cured
my piles." For piles mid rcciul
trouble, cuts, bruises, sifrnln-secremu
ami nil tkin troubles Do Wilt's witch
hnzcl sulvo Is uiisqtMllPtl. 1 Khuim-
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A Cook Hook Fret.
"Tublo nnd Kitchen" is tlio
title of n now rook book published
by lliu Price linking Powder" Com
pany, Chicago Just nt ill if limu it
will bo sent Iruo if you writo a
postal mentioning tlio Indian
Cihkftan. This bunk Ims been
tried by urxolvus it ml is ono ol
tlio b-tit of its kiiul. Besides con
tnining over 100 receipts fur nil
kinds of pastry nnd home cooker ,
there nre ninny hint fur thn table
and kitchen, snowing how to set a
tablo, lmw to onlor the dining
room etc; a hundred and onu hints
in every branob of the culinary
art. Cookery of tho vi-ry (hiurt
anil richest as well .as or Ilia moi-t
economical and home like, is pro
vided for. Remember "Table mid
Kitchen" will bo sent, postage
propnid, to nny lady sending lier
nddress (name, town nnd state)
plainly given. Postal card as cood
ns u loiter. Address Price HuVng
Powder Co., Chicago; III. 2l
Pilea Aro Easily Cured
Nature has provided a spovtllu fui
pile-'. It N the active, principle of the
common buckeye. This principle Is
extracted by a sni-clnl process and In
combination with oilier reined Ic.
forms Tablor's pile ointment. This'
ointment cures nullitiiir but nlleo. but
It cures blind, bleodlni; and proinnl-
inn pnes every tiuio. Ji nuiKes opera
tions needles; cures when operations
full. This Is why ph)slclans recom
mend It- Unties 60 cents. Inspcclnl
tubes for handy application, 76 cents.
Gin bo sent by mall. Sold by P. Sunn
BLONDES AT A PP.EMIUM.
The Sultan uf Turkey la Vnixt at Light
Abdul IlamU, the present sultan ot
Turkey, hfcs n harem which comprises
no leas than 3,000"women, among whom
blondes predominate to a very consid
erable extent, tho padlshah manifesting
a very marked 'preference for damsols
with fair hair and blue eyes. So thor
oughly Is this predilection of tho sul
tan known that his mother and his
four legitimate wives, who are' com
pelled by etiquette each ono ot thorn to
present hlra every year with a now
odalisque, invariably soloct a Circas
sian blonde tor tho purpose, purchasing
her Injhe vlave market, which, In spite
of all that Is said to tho contrary, still
exists In Constantinople, for price.
ranging all tbo way from 17.000 to
flO.000, says the Chattanooga N.
The sultan only keeps theso odalisque
for any length ot tlmo It they boar blm
children. Otherwise ho glvos thorn
away to his officials and dlgnltarlos,
the presentation being regarded as a
signal honor which Is, mor'covor, In
variably accompanied by a gift of
money to servo as a species of dowry.
A feature which has never been
touched upon In connection with
tho reigning family of Turkey Is
tho infanticide. True, nono of tho sul
tan's own offspring are killed, but tbo
children of his male relatives aro piti
lessly strangled soon after tholr birth.
To such an extent has this praetlco
been In vogue in Constantinople that
tbe father ot th.c present sultan was
'the first ruler of the Ottoman empire
who ever had any children living at
the time of his accession to tho throne.
The present sultan has followed the ex
ample of his predecessor, and his broth
ers, though married, have no living
Chfldrtn- It will doubtless be news to
those who take any interest In tbe mys
teries of oriental life b learn that tho
eunuchs Intrusted with tho duty o,f
guardlpg tlio 3,000 women ot tbe harern
are ony thirty In number, bait ot
them bfapk and tjie other half white,
their chlof, a coaf black Qfgro, rejoicing
In the name of KUIar Agh.
'Tlmo nnd tide wnlts for no mini."
An orcnlonal dine of Choitthapi'H
chill tonic often tis you from -a Jonu;
spoil uf sloknofH. "No cure no pay.''
J'ut up In liolli lastoicM nnd hitler
styles. TastQlenlfK'0(Wiit''e 4jun
i ii ' a.
Tls fMruffgl fur llrrijil,
llrcad r)il w herome more and
piorp Imminent as thp struggle f(,r. !fo
iritffudfloe, until tho pcoplo abandpn
their ovvuh)uaheu and the energy
which Is now tuwil Into the channel
Of money getting Is expeudsj in thp
pursuit after that kingdom whoso char
acteristics am personal and social
righteousness and peuee and jo In thp
Holy Ohost flev, J. W. Magruder.
Tlioro Is n lime forovorythlnjft mid
tlmtimoto uttciul tu a cold Mulicn
it viuriH. Don't wall till you Imvo
irW;Plloi) hut provuntlt Uyiislntf
(mo rniuiiiM w)iify euro, ihe trrcat
remedy for county, cold, cjiujf, lrn
chills and ull throat nud lmur troub
les, l Sinwiajiaii, J 8
ger to wbich lite Expectant Moth
er h exposed nud the foreboding
with which alio looks forward to
the hour of woman's severest trial.
so assists Nature that the change
goes forward in an easy manner,
without the yiolcnt protc&t of
Nausea, Headache, etc. Gloomy
forebodings yield to hopeful anticipa
tions, sho passes through tho ordoal
quickly and with llttlo pnln. Is loft
Btronpto joyously perform tho high nnd
holy duties now devolved upon her, and
tho tlmo of rccovory shortened.
IfntKrMill.nimM'fHc fi ornnnoTtii'
"TO E.xrnrTANr Morllltnv- mill.l FrM. cguinlt
tttviblt InMmitttin Kd rvluDtiry trttlmoftUU
THtonADriElontaULATORCO , Atlanta, ot
IOLO ST AIL DfiuaaitTt.
vals with pnins
in the head,
hips and limbs.
Hut they need
These palnsnre symptoms of
dangerous derangements that
enn be corrected. The men
strual function should operate
makes menstruation painless,
and regular. It puts the deli
cate menstrual organs in condi
tion to do their work properly.
And that stops all this pain.
Why will any woman suffer
month after month when Wine
of Cardul will relieve her? It
costs Jr.oo at the drug store.
Why don't you get a bottle
For advice, in cases requiring
special directions, address, giv
ing symptoms, "Tho Ladles'
Advisory Department," The
Chattanooga Medicine Co.,
Mrs, R0ZENA tEWIS.
Ol Otnullll, TfiM, Mill
"lots troubtttf at monthlf Intsrtsls
xllh ItfrlbH ptlnt In mj hetd sntf back,
tul hut bun entlftlj rilletta by Wins
To Spavlnaw and Tahloqunh
J. L. Btimgarncr's
. ...New Ferry
At Grind Hirer, onu inlla boe Iiltml V'orJ
At Spavinaw, Ind.Ter.
J. L. Dumsarnor conducts
A Qcncrnl Country Store
Thus uniM'ltlnf sit lli .lm-nl of thrnrlph
borlioo.1. P0ST0FFICE IN BUILDING.
dOLUMBlAH PRIZE WINNERS,
At the World's Exposition
for excellent manufacture,
quality, uniformity and
volume of tone, elasticity
of touch, artistic cases,
materials and workman
ship of highest grade.
JATALOQUB3 0,- APPLICATION PR IB.
CHICAGO COTTAGE ORGAN CO,
OH1CAGO. n L.
IW.":T f'aHtlFAGTOnJ.S OF
CLI 1 1 I
n i i-i-
ISJUSTAS COOD FOR ADULTS.
WARRAN7ED. PRICE GOcts.
0 AfATU, II IS., Hoi. M.UM.
Co.. HI ffliU.lln.
t.mnlioumnt -We bi Iftki tear CM hnliUa rA
ItOVlrii q-ABTiaiWM CI IIU, TONIC ami bar
uuuuhl lhri rcaltudr Uila jrsr Inalluart
ivritiixs) nf ( Tir, In tlio druu biMlwwa. baa
koTtr m,I4 n anirto Itul gr iik u vnlfsnal Mil.
f 'V 4iixV,C4nC0.
ST. LOUIS and
ST. PAUL indlorth. ,
CHICAGO anil East,
ILAck HILLS, WASHINGTON,
Kansas City to St, Louis.
Free Chair Gars, Dining Gars,
l. 1. nnicrun. t. p. a., Kansas city. Md.
HOWARD SlllOTT, OtNT MOR , ST JOJtPM.MO.
PRINCIPAL CITIES OF
WHGHEII BUFFET SLEEPERS
KATY CHAIR CARS
OPERATED BY THE COMPANY
are intcn'W cr children, ladies and all
who prefer a medicine disjuid as con
fectionery. They may nov be had (put
un in Tin GaxM. mvtntv.twa in n ha
price, twenty-five cents or five boxei for
one dollar. Any druffgntwiii get them
if you Insist, and they may always be
ooiainca vy remuiing tne price
;r,or st. n-
Parlor and Bedroom Furniture.
Larftfit ttok lu Sanlhtrrr Kiniit
WOOD AMD METALLIC COFF'NS.
I'raetlctl l.mbaimrra Telegraph
ordtra stuniit I'roinnllr
Wantetl-An Idea S
Tbo raa think
or aom airopM
Protect your Mhui tkT may lrlB ion aUa.
Write J6IN WEllOEltUUlIN C. Vatrnt Allor.
n IStV who ( av-rijii w e jJ SIVUt Aliun
bATsL Wsuhlnff lim. IK O . for thlp k Ail bticA atlr
o4 lUi vt two butulrvvl tuTnUoa wmafo.
THE LIVE STOCK MARKE1
OF ST. LOUIS.
The St, Louis National
Stock o Yards.
Located at Ea3t St. Louis. IU.
IHreoilr oiitllitlir cltr of 81 I.nolt
ra for ail ilracttMifln or l,ne Mioek aluay
ittenilanea. ami mlHIn Ilia sr.riDtlt of the
Slock anlala a Iltf Cannlns tuinpanr, with
cieeltr fnraianriitlrinir 'l.ioibrail nf cattle
lilljr. ami fork rarklnzeitablUhrncritt hate
s cipaclly fur alaujiiiOrliiK U.IX1) hosa Uallr.
c; Q. KNOX, Vloo-Pros,
CHAS. T.JONES, Supt.
Not occiiming moro space tlinn
tlio first fulloniiig will bo inserted
at $5 00 per i'oar, Tho Verdict ol
imui owning Inrpo.or Binn) horde
Is that it payu t'n ndvo-tiso tho
Vlnlta, 1. T.
t'roii hl two
ClioiHua, I. tn.
IlriDil. EO on tmiii
BiSaSSssvi Haiiiro on
W III ".'."f;1 "'"'
UtlltO on I'rinr
"'")iJ mllss north
irot' r flii
O, V. HOOBRB.
t'laroiijoro. nd. 'fur
on left lit p.
H, BKlUNWtaVlnlU, lnd. Tr,
B. R TAYLOU,
l'ostofllcr Vlnlta, I T,
and split in thi
Snrnt ctttlt In
Itnhgft nn U.
mllrtt.s of VI.
J. C. IfOHAN,
I'rjor CrfoU, Iml. i'cr.
Swsllour fork ami
,l,fK" " I'rjor
V.. II. KHAY.SKU,
Vlnlta, 1. r
on lliir Ifcliln
crrek 7 mlln
wett of nine
nimt SIW rwril
ED. A DA I It,
Adair, Iml. Tit.
ierblt In rlhi
anijllow fork ASlMfjS
unueruit in ine
If It ear.
'! AH (conm et
nl) on the lft
Itanire on 1'rr
C L. WAKlinOURNE,
Soutliwcst City, Mo.
Smooth crop a r,c,
ear underbll In ruht
pralre. 8mllee rait or
Ilorae bran.) o on
Irfljaw ami thigh
Horn caltlr In elil
brand half circle v
I'rjor Creek, Ind. Tcr.
Some ateera bramlnl
tripe arrnat the note.
Cowa bramlril LAO
crop unit apllt eacli
ear Itanye nearl'rj
S. II. MAYES,
I'rjor Creek, Intl. Tcr.
fork ami un
ilerbil In one
In Ilia otljri"
All cattle are
bramlnl S A
and notrli on
on v olf eree k
KI.KU alila A
J. IX BAUTI.ES, nartloBvliroriT
D L, DENNY,
Careniore. 1ml Tcr
E-i Either tide
Kane 0 miles rati
W. N. STEWAUT,
IWendla U S
OH la on len elde,
Hone brand O It
Kange Us Chon
lean I'rjor creeii
JOHNSTONE & KEELBIt,
. Ilartlesville, 1. T.
on right eldei
soma hare Ihe
" bar J on rlsht
aide wlihont Ihe croie,
Varloua old brands,
endear marks ltanie
on the wett elite of
Canry rlreroa Uonble
J O HALL.
Altilta, Ind. Tcr.
S30 reward forconrlo-
lion o; t nft or I iet
7. H. NOBLB.g,
H"rte brand time
In each ear
ltanie bead ol
n li BUlll
"YW III Kll
r V v! J."'
O. A WILLIAMS, "" f"!)"
Iluliy, J. T.
m . . . r,'tMi
noine uramieit X Onleunin
Irft thn3r ob5F"
on Sill creek, I Jlulf
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