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I I nrvrr r.i.1 a riv k in bare, I I lJ tnll'4"il I v o:ilun tirl(htene1 ftett, 'VJ J fyj. n,,,t" ini'itl ttw-i hnlf li hlUn tlirre, M 1 lf Kxhaled tin' flagrant bieuth of UvnL Wit St t pnvrr knr'tr a day no dienr. 1 , I I Km i n its l.-n.lt ii sky km runs' l'T I Sonif shallow ,,f n rainbow rb-ar. I ' J I From vtiihrl Joy In farewell flung. I A ! rover snt whore ullenre kept I S? . My oul frutn lovliia frli-ndu afar, ' But Pfl wlnr (In- MhiT nw.-pt I I I H'ifin nif und the evening (tar. And never. In the keonost pntn. . 9m , Whrn night look down n anguish ' if vM I ' Can " my Father " rfe In yaln 1 f J I From tli lone uplrlt of ln i hlhl. J Julia Noyea. .fry. I ' "I do li l o the rats unn t run off the tr:ul.' s-.i i ): uy S;ve.-r, ;is i-li" pit t!:. t:ni-h:l'ir touches to her fil ter's cos:u:i,t', iin I thi ll Stool buck j'.n 1 s-vii ;!.! t!i.' .'f. ct -riic:i:ly. "'It's JUi audacious lljiim in i In face of I'rnviib :u . in i;o iichiiiir off bi ll;!. d ntn- of tl.i in fi.niiii'-; that ain't l.iit ti"!liit liuiiiiin nor liivire. lint I. iio s your .Aunt lleululi. down Kick in In.! an.! wriinc to u, anil tin- land 1 ti-ius 1 can I go with all tlic farm ami ow s anil cook in:, and thru; hired linn In-: ; aid tliy do say she's p. I ti f-'!c!n!id house with carpi (s iili'l l ath moms mid all, an I we're the only Kin. There, I think that will do. Yes. It s a shame we've never been to see lier, and she b.-mg there twenty years, and the last live all by herself, lint It's a hundred miles, and it stands to na.-oii we couldn't mi in a waiton, and 1 won't In switched across the land by mo of them snoitiim railroad things that hasn't been in tin neighborhood scarcely a .niir. and folks slill jump Just to hear them. Yes, that will do," and stepping forward quickly she dabbed a little kiss upon her sister's ear. "Now good bye. He sure anil write sunn's you get there, and don't bo set up with the line things in Aunt liculah's house. 1 do hope nothing will happen. Hut young folks lint! to travel round and see things. You'll likely have a real wood time, am: it s a shame Aunt lli iilah's at death's door nml I never been to see lur. Hut there; I must run back or the sweet pickle will plumb spoil on the stove. You look real pretty, Dorcas." And with this involuntary compliment, Hetty Syl vester hurried toward the kitchen, leavlnn Ixircas blushing ami fright ened at the prospect of her first Jour ney on the rats. For a number nf years Hurras had had a suitor. At. lirst he had confined Ills attention to stolen glances across the llehls and across the church, nml on rare occasions when his manhood had asserted Itself, to elaborate toilet nml a half hour's leanliiK against the Sylvester front fence, admiring Dor cas' posies ami talking crops, ijiter he hail braved the front gute. gener ally with a straw In his mouth, and sat on the steps for an hour in the ploamlng. talking with Hetty, but look ing at Dorcas. In cold evenings and during the winter the hour had been pnssed In the rosy sitting room, play ing checkers and popping corn. Not n word of love had been spoken, hut It was understood in the house and in the whole neighborhood, that John Habl wln was waiting on Dorcas Sylvester and that some time in the future, as they should determine, the two good obi country families and the two well tilled farms would he united provid ed of course. John Haldwln's diffidence rver allowed him to get that far. As she ran lightly down the steps lo tho farm wagon, Porcas gave one quirk, shy glanre up tho slope to whero the big Haldwln house stood, half hidden by Its towering elms. Yes, there was John's buggy standing In the road before the house, and his Against the Sylvester front fence. fast horse could reach tho station In one-half the time they could with the farm wagon and old Charlie. IK-sldcs Hetty had thought the hired man might as well kill two birds with one stone; so ho was taking a load of produce along, which he would peddle after leaving Dorcas at the station. As he climbed up beside Jethro, who did not offer or dream of offering as. slstance. Dorcas thought bow much easier It would ho In John's spring buggy than lu this heavy wagon which Vul'. St.ny Tub. . :' 1 a::'! rumbled .or the rough muni : roads, ftut still she felt hap py, with a sudden !o-s of whatever !"-ir..ing she may l ave f.-lt. Although neither she nor John had thought of Midi an audacious thing n-i him offer ing to act as escort, vet the presence of the hiKTiry meant that he Intended to keep somewhere in her vlrlnlty. to l ave an nver-lght of her vafeiy per Inps he would even co on the train, ridlt'g in ope of the adjoining cars. As the load of produce Included ecus and milk, progress would lie slow, and they had arranged for an Dorcas. early start; but before halt the dis tance had been traversed, they heard tin sharp whir of John's approaching buggy wheels. As he flushed by, ho was bending over In ostentatious search of something under the seat, but he gave her a bashful side glance which plainly said, "Don't be uneasy, Dorcas. I'll see things go right." Hy the time he straightened up he was disappearing round a bend In the road. Hut the glance had sent a soft color to her face, which lingered there through tho long, rough ride, until finally she was aroused by a gruff: "Jerusalom! whoa there, Charlie!" They were at the junction of two roads; one led up to the station a quarter of a mile away, the other went on to the village two or three times that distance. Jethro was looking at her with dismay on his face. "What is It?" she asked. "Why why do you reckon you could walk to the depot?" persuasive ly. " 'Taln't hut a step. You see," apologetically, as he noted the sur prise on her face, "Hen Pokey's wag on's Just turning the corner down yon der, and if ho gets In town ahead of me, he sells his stuff, and it I get in ahead of him, I sell my stuff; and If I sell my stuff, like Miss Hetty counts on. why, she ain't going to fuss at me much, see? Of course, I'm here to take you to the depot, and will now If you say the word; but It's bound to put me In behind Hen. And it ain't hut a step." Oh. I will walk, Jethro." laughed Dorcas; and placing a hand upon the end of the scat she sprang lightly to the ground. "And you needn't tell Hetty, either." It was a very dainty figure that went up the road to the station; and though she did not know it, the rich, soft goods taken from the old chest In the garret had again come round Into fashion. A whistle sounded In the distance, and Dorcas uttered a low cry of dis may. The train was approaching, and she had thought there was plenty of time. Could she make It by running, she wondered? Hut a swift glance toward tho station checked the Im pulse even as sho sprang forward. Tho station was still an eighth of a mile away, and she could see several carriages driving up to It, and people standing on the platform. What a spectacle it would be for them to see a woman racing with the train; be sides, she could not hope to reach it in time. Jethro There was the swift approach of carriage wheels, a pair of splendid bays stoped beside her. and she looked up Into the reassuring face of a young drummer, who was selling mowing machines In tho neighborhood. Before she was aware of his Intention, ho had sprung to the ground and lifted her Into the carriage and they were whirl' ing away with a long, circling cloud of dust trailing behind. "Don't you worry, young lady." the drummer ehouted cheerily, "I'll ft you there all right." What John Haldwln's feelings were as he stood on tho platform watching, none but himself ever knew. He saw Jethro stop and Dorcas get out, then heard the train whistle and saw her start to run, and realized that his place was down there on the dusty road by her side Instead of with the curious people at the station. When the drummer stopped and took her In, the young farmer's face grew hard and set, with a firmness his life had never known before. He was beside the carriage when It stopped, and helped her out, and quiet ly and authoritatively, with all the spectators looking on, he drew her arm within his own. "Come, Dorcas," he said, "we must hurry to catch the Iraln. I'll get the tickets. Yes," In ancwer to her won dering expression, "I'm going right on with you to where your Aunt lives sit In the same seat, too, to keep off drummers and things. And I shall stay around to come back with yot when the visit Is over. Come." SCARES AWAY THE RATS. How Ingenious Woman Insures Safety In the Morning. An Augusta hotel is more or less In fested with rats, nnd naturally the rats have a lovo for the department where the food Is prepared. The help Is lnrrrely feminine, nnd while none of tl.rm has any fellow fe ling for th rodents, there Is one who stands in mortal fear of them. She, with the others, occupies rooms on the floor above, and one of the hardest hours of the day Is when she gets up in the mottling and maV.es her way to the kitchen. She had rath er meet, old Nick himself than a rat. and she also feels that she Is liable. on going downstairs, to meet one on every step. Therefore, In older lo prevent anything of the kind. he has provided a means of averting It that is simple, yet effective. On her trunk, within reach of the bed, she keeps ten or twelve tin lard pail covers and when In the morning she has donned her raiment she care fully opens the door of her room and. taking a cover, lets It go down the stairs. The rattle of the tin on the stairs gives her courage, nnd Willi tho other covers in her hand she starts down the stairs. When she has descended two or three stairs she lets go another cover and makes nnother advance. This goes on until she has reached the foot of the stairs, when. nfler opening the kitchen door very carefully, she throws the remaining covers across the floor or up against tho range. ny this time she has convinced her self that not a rat Is left In the kitch en, and with a sigh of relief she be gins her day's work. Kennebec Jour nal. A Slight Misunderstanding. To tho hosiery department of an up town store went a woman lending by the hand a dark-skinned, black-haired llttlo boy. To the salesgirl she said: "I want a pair of stockings for my Utile boy. Six Is the size, 1 think. At any rale It is the number that goes with a number ten shoe," "Five and one-half Is the size," said the girl. "What color?" "Black, I think. I.lsle thread." "Keet white or black?" asked the salesgirl. Tho woman looked dazed, then angry. "You Impertinent hussy!" she gasped. "Of course my hoy's feet are while. I'll report you to the manage ment and withdraw my custom from the store." The girl cried, the floor walker hus tled up and it took half an hour to make satisfactory explanations. New York Tress. Had Sold Both Ends of the Bolt. A Columbus shopkeeper tells this somewhat amusing story, giving the Incident as an actual happening. "I was making some purchases," she said, "in, a downtown store, and was directed by the floor walker to the muslin counter. A young man was In charge, and I noticed at first that he was slightly off cc ted by liquor. After sorting over a number of bolts on the shelf, ho finally threw down what I wanted. He looked at the cloth for a minute, meanwhile fumbling for the end. Finally, he said, disgustedly 'Dick must have sold both ends of this; yes, I'm sure he did,' and with that he pushed his shears across the piece, and from the end thus made he sold me the quantity I wished." Col umbus Dispatch. Gorman Hard to Caricature. Everybody who Is familiar with the features of Senator Gorman Is aware tliat cartoonists invariably fall to get any characteristic phase in the Mary land statesman's face which they can exaggerate successfully. A cartoon 1st of some note tried for an hour one evening when sitting opposite Senator Gorman at dinner to "catch" him. but was unsuccessful, although ho thought that one drawing was fairly good, lie called Senator Gorman's attention to the trouble he was having. "Well," said the senator, "every one of the prominent cartoonists has said the same thing. Nast and Gilliam have told me I ought to do sonietuing to change my appearance so that I could bo successfully cartooned." Strength In Storm. I follow the putti of I lie IlKhlniiltf. and 1 auy Hint linpi' is vain. Uut the Mills are blown from their storm struck nests und tin) hiidi tliu; build usiiln. I follow the path of thn waters, the rav nun of lilll nml itleii. Uut th Hoods Hiilislile, nnd tru flower niilile, and bloom for tho liuim- ot nun. And the world Is never hopeless on storm- upiit sea ami snrl Its faiih In a love undying Its beautiful tiream oi unu: Frnk U Stanton. In Atlanta Coiutitu tion ADACHE MARRED A TOUNO WOMAN'S HAP PINESS rOE SEVEN TEARS. latoi-forod With Hor ftm-lat Iutl aad Threatened to Can Her Metlre went How She Was Cared. Every sufferer from nervous headache knows how completely it unfits one for the duties and pleasure of life. Any little excitement, or over-exertion, or if regularity brings it on. Sometimes th pain is over the whole head. Again it is like a nail driven into the brain, or a wedgo splitting it open, or a band tight ening about it. At one time it is all in the top of the bond, at another it is il at the base of the skull. Most headaches can be traced to soma faulty state of the blood. When the blood is scanty or charged with poison, and the nerves are imperfectly nourished and the digestion weak, one of the com monest results is frequent and severe headaches. The important thing is to get rid of the di sensed condition of the blood that causes the attack by the use of a remedy that will do the work quickly and thoroughly. What is that remedy ? The experience of Miss El leu Mclvuuua fur-uishi-s the answer. She says : "For more thuii seven years I was a (Treat sufferer from nervous headache and dizziness. My stomach was disordered, nml I became so restless that I could not sit still any length of time. Diz.iness interrupted my work greatly. At lirst the lit tucks were not so severe, but they gradually f-rew more violent, nml finally liccatno so acute that I was on the oint of reliiniuisliiiig my membership in the different organizations to which I bo longed." "What saved yon from that necessity?" "A very simple thing; tho cull of a member of one of tho (dubs, who strongly advised mo to t ry Dr. Williams' Pink Iills before giving up. I acted on her sugges tion nt once, and after steadily using this great blood und nerve remedy for two months, my headaches and my dizzi ness entirely disappeared. Miss McKetina is secretary of the Associated Indies' Ouild, and resides At No. 48 Wait street, Koxbury, Mass. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills have cured many hundreds of similar rases, nnd can be confidently recommended to drive nil niisonsfrom the blood and to give needed strength to tho nerves. Every druggist keeps thum It is worth while remembering that the only ones who know how to cook never went to cooking school. DISFIGURED BY ECZEMA. Wonderful Change in a Night In a Month Face Was Clear as Ever Another Cure by Cuticura. "I had eczema on the face for five months, during which time I was In the care of physicians. My face was so disfigured I could not go out, and It was going from bad to worse. A friend recommended Cuticura. The first night after I washed my face with Cuticura Soap, and used Cuticura Ointment and Resolvent, it changed wonderfully. From that day I was able to go out, and in a month the treatment had removed all scales and scabs, and my face was as clear as ever. (Signed) T. J. Soth, 317 Stage Street. Brooklyn. N. Y." A slice of lemon added to a glass of tea makes Russian Tea. I am sure Piso's Cure for Consumption saved my life three yeurs ago. Mas. Thus. Kohbini, Mapio Street, Norwich, N. V., Feb. 17, 1!J0. With increased sun the plants will need more water. Superior quality and extra quantity must win. This Is why Defiance Starch la taking the place of all others. In reform work, It is very easy to demand too much. Wanted Representative In every community. Money-making home bus iness. Any one can do it. Find out what it Is. Send address. M. A. Donohue & Co., Chicago. Flatter the vain, seek flattery from the modest. These Who Have Tried It will use no other. Defiance Cold f. ter Starch has no equal In Quantity or Quality 16 os. for 10 cents. Other brands contain only 12 os. Getting married Is, to a spinster, al most as serious as remaining single. Talking machines Victor and Edi son are the best; cash paymants, $1 weakly. Write to-day. JENKINS' MUSIC CO., KANSAS CITY, MO. 30,000 records in stoot, XUenlion this paper. The appearance of comic valentines In the windows should suggest it to some public-spirited Individual to work for a safe and sane Valentine's day. Denver Post. Important to Mothers. Cxamlne carefully every bottle of CA8TORIA, a Mfe and aura remedy fof Infanta and children. and ta that It Brar the aignature of la Has Fot Over SO Year. The Kind Too liars Jwayi Bought, Some men find it much easier to get drunk than sober. Adaptability of Rhyme. A school-teacher was trying to lm ftress upon his scholar's mind that Co lumbus discovered America in 1492, so ho said, "Now, John, to make you remember that the date when Colum bus discovered America, I will make It in a rhyme so you won't forget it, 'In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean bluo.' Now. can you remember, that, John?" "Yes, sir." replied John, The next morning when he came to school his teacher said, "John, when did Co lumbus discover America?" "In 1493 Columbus sailed the dark blue sea." v-FOR HEALTHY SlmpU Rule. the Observance) of Which Will Double Capacity for work and SMeaaur Dally Exercise. Clerks, bookkeeper and thousand! of other indoor workers suffer from the lack of pure air and muscular ex erdse. If an attempt is made to be gin systematic exercise, or an hour or so Is spent In digging or chopping wood, undue soreness and fatigue are produced. Thla disagreeable result often stops the experiment Instead of discouraging the trial, the very soreness should point out the great need of the body. If the work were persisted In and gradually Increased the stiffness would soon disappear, and leave in its place a general feeling of increased vigor. The nerves are strengthened and the bodily activities quickened. The ef fect is not alone on the muscles used, but upon ouch organ. The blood Is purified acd the digestion strength ened. The effects of a prolonged sedentary life are overcome only by working off the accumulated poisons and creating an appetite for new pure food. This Is built up in the body, and thus the whole man Is renewed. Exercise must be carefully Increased and adapted to tho Individual muscu lar strength. The weakest muscles must be brought up to the standard of the others. For feeble persons who are not able to do the desired work, massage, Swedish movements and mechanical exercises should bo employed. For more robust persons, walking, horseback riding, rowing, bicycle rid ing and especially swimming are to be recommended. How to Have a Clear Head. The man who desires to have a clear head, a brain keenly aive to the subtle Influences of the universe about him, alert to respond to every call made upon it by the bodily organs un der its supervision ready to receive impressions from the Infinite Source cf universal thought, and capable of thinking the high thoughts of God after Him, must live simply, abstemi ously, naturally, and must avoid every harmful acd Inferior food. He will select the choicest foodstuffs. These consist of fruits, nuts, dextrinized grains that is, well toasted grain preparations, toasted bread, toasted wheat flakes, etc. He will eat spar ingly, never to repletion. He will exercise out of doors at least two or three hours daily, living as much of the time as possible In the open air. He will sleep eight hours at night. He will take a vigorous cold bath every morning on rising, and will take at least two or three times a week, warm, cleansing hath, Just before going to bed at night. He will con serve for useful work every energy of mind and body. He will endeavor to live righteously in the largest sense of the word. Night Air and Consumption. The old fallacy that night air is a dangerous miasm It not yet dead. Much has been said about fresh air, outdoor life and sunshine for tubercu losis. Many victims have experienced the healing power In these natural agencies. But too often the consump tive, after a day in the sunshine or 4u the cold, crisp winter air, retires for a night's sleep in a dark, fctuffy, airtight room. Don't be afraid of night air. Open the bedroom to all the sun possible during the day. The room will then be dry, though cold. Damp ness Is dangerous and more apt to oc cur In a closed than in a wide-open room. Keep at least one window in the bedroom open day and night, sum mer and winter. The door should shut the chamber off from the rest of tha house. In the morning the patient should be taken quickly into a warm room for the cold sponge bath. Insidious Poisons. The poisonous effects resulting from the use of tea and coffee are very decidedly manifest to one who has given thought to this question, and has made careful observations in relation to it The sallow complexion, common among women of the higher classes who have reached middle life, the almost universal nervousness among American women, and many common digestive disorders, and the increasing prevalence of nervous or sick headaches, afford to the experi enced physician ample evidence of the toxic or poisonous character of tea, coffee, and the allied beverages, cocoa and chocolate. The well-known ef fect of these drugs In producing wake fulness, banishing as If by magic the sensation of fatigue, affords sufficient evidence of their poisonous character. No one would doubt for a moment the poisonous character of a drug capa ble of producing irresistible drowsi ness In a person who is not weary. The power of a drug to produce wake fulness In a person strongly Inclined to sleep as the result of fatigue. Is equally evidence of Its poisonous char acter. The Only Safeguard Against Tubercu losis. Tuberculosis is a low-level disease. People are not subject to it until their bodies have become weakened and their whole constitution undermined. It used to be thought that one could not have tuberculosis if only he ex ercised his lungs. A man who had this disease went to a professor in Vienna for advice. The professor aid, "You had better get a horn and learn to play it, to txerclse your lungs." "Alas, profeaaor," answered AND LONG LIFE the man, "I am a band master now." To live a natural life Is the only safeguard against tuberculosis. On climate may do as well as another if only you live out of doors, get plenty of cold, fresh air, bathe the body with cold water dally, eat simple, nutri tious food and take as much exercise as possible without exhausting the body. Inherited Consumption. Some people think that because their parents died with consumption, they are doomed by the same plague. This is not so. Cases of Inherited consumption are very rare. Thereat reason why so many In a family suf fer from tuberculosis Is to be found elsewhere than In heredity. The afBIctod member does not know the necessity for personal cleanliness, for religiously collecting and burning all matter spit up. The use of the ordinary pocket handkerchief and the washing of It In the family laundry Is a constant source of danger. Rice paper handkerchiefs or old linen should be used and then burned. The person himself Is almost harm less. It Is only the lack of care In scattering the genus that makes him a dangerous companion. These bad practices are usually due to Ignorance. It Is not necessary to Isolate the pa tient for the protection of tho family. Each person not affected should breathe fresh nlr, exercise out of doors, eat simple food, bathe dally and sleep eight hours each night. This will Increase the body's vital power and resist the deadly geuus which may bo breathed in. The rest of the family being thus fortified, the patient should co-operate in the pro tection. Let him study to prevent the germs from being scattered broadcast through the house. Then let all co operate In the fresh air cure of the patient, and he may live lu peace and pleasure, gradually fighting his way back to health, and in no way dan gerous to his friends. When every consumptive intelli gently co-operates with the family and physician, the day of "inherited consumption" will be passed. Stomach. The majority of people never stop to think that the stomach Is anything more than a receptacle for things that have been chewed. They get hold of something that tastes good and swal low It into the stomach to get it out of the way, so there will be room for something more. That might be alt right If the stomach were a garbage box that could bo carried off and emptied; but nature Intends the stom ach for another purpose. We are constructed of what we eat. We should stop to think of that. We should bo careful what we swallow, for It bo comes brain, heart, limbs, blood; and If we are to have good blood, clear brains, sound minds, sturdy legs and strong arms, we must eat food that is capable of making that sort of tis sue. Foot Prints of Alcohol. Employers find that those addicted to the use of alcoholic beverages aro not to be depended on. Even if they are always at their work the charac ter of It suffers just In proportion to their indulgence. Now this condition Is only a sign of disease in certain con trolling centers In the nervous sys tem. In this simple condition, as well as in a multitude of other diseases of the nervous system, we may trace tho foot-prints of alcohol. Here we have an explanation of the overcrowded tr sane asylums of to-day, to say nothing of the army of sufferers at large. Sta tistics from France and other Euro pean countries show that the Increase of Insanity Is parallel with the Increase In the consumption of alcohol per cap ita. RECIPES. Cheese Straws. Roll scraps of puff paste thin, and sprinkle with nut cheese, grated; fold, roll out, and sprinkle again, and repeat the pro cess. Theu place on ice to harden. When cold, roll in rectangular shape one-eighth of an Inch thick; place it on a baking pan, and with a pastry cutter dipped in hot water, cut int strips four or five inches long, and less than a quarter of an inch wide. Bake in a moderate oven. Easter Lily Cake. Bake sunshine cake in layer tins not more than one. Inch thick when done; also bake an gel food in the same way. With a fancy pastry cutter of lily design cut the white cake into small cakes. Cut the sunshine cake in the same way. and put one of the yellow flowers on top of the white, with a white filling between. Cover the top of the sunshine layer with white Icing, r If the white flower comes on top, cover the white with a yellow tinted icing. The cakes might be served separately with the lily formed from icing put on the top using white for the petals and yellow for the centers. Tomato Sauce. Put half a can of tomatoes over the fire in a stewpan, with a quarter of a minced onion, a little parsley, a bay leaf and half a teaspoonful of salt. Boll about twenty minutes. Remove from the Are and strain through a sieve. Melt in an other pan a tablespoonful of cocoanut or dairy butter and as it melts, sprin kle In a tablespoonful of Sour; stir until It browns a little. Mix with tho tomato pulp and it Is ready for use.