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hat pii st and cosiest li'tle bride In
alt Millville t!ie was so very youm?
ati.t so vi ry i it iim-fii ' . so very inex
periem ed. and altogether so saury
and daticini; and childishly Irrespon
sible, tliat th.' rdilT pills still un
married nrenl that it was really a
shame that mii h a rliit of a hi'.d
shot;.! In- allowed to marry and real
ly It must lie a tie. it trial to Harry.
Harry. linwcir. managed to .-trtii;-pie
almia very nicely under the load
of his child if In fact. s-h.M-klim'
as it may vm to appear, he seemed
jos:tiely to lil.e I'. The truth I".
Cupid li'tns. Ii had taken possession
nf the Mill, in ii home and the youiu
eotsple were livlnn one long dream of
hlls. Of i (iiit-s Harry was com
pelled to spend loni; hours down
town doing foolish things In order
that the home could he maintained.
Hut that was only Incidental and to
he put up with in order that the de
lightful little doll's house could exist
and have Its being.
So Harry went whistling to his
work among the musty law hooks
ami Pollie ham; away the day serene
In the assurance that he would soon
One brlcht morning when nature It
self seemed In the ecstatic mood of
th young couple, Dollie stood on the I
little front porch, watching for Har
ry's last salute at the corner, whose
turn lost him to vfew. she noticed
wi'h the searching eye of love
that he hail changed his clothes and
wore the gray tweed Instead of the
blue serge ho had been wearing of
lat". Afterward In clearing up their
bedroom, sure enough, she found the
discarded blue serge suit plied heller
skelter on a chair and left with the
( ait lesstiess characteristic of the sons
It was then that the great tragedy
of her life happened. As she was
picking up tl coat preparatory to
hanging it neatly upon a frame, as
was her loving custom, a letter
dropped from one of the pockets, a
dainty little square envelope such as
women use, ami carrying the odor of
delicate perfume. It fell addressed
Bide up. anil the superscription lay
there on the bed so close before hor
eyes that she could not help seeing
If. The address was written in a
delicate feminine hand: "Harry Mil
burn, Ksq., Room 93o, Security Build
ing. City," and down in the corner
was the word. "Personal."
The Incident gave her t. distinct
shock. She stopped her merry
whistling In the middle of a liar ami
looked at the hit of paper with an
expression of annoyance growing on
her face. What woman was this,
writing scented notes to Harry? And
w hy was It marked personal, ami why
hail he not told her about It? She
leaned forward and examined the
date stamped on the envelope. It
was four days old. And he had not
said a word to her about It. Oood
heavens! was he deceiving her? Was
there another woman? Was he ua-
A letter dropped from one of the
true? She gave a little shriek at
the very thought.
Then she laughed. It was all most
ridiculous. She was nervous or some
thing and was making a mountain
out of a mole-hill. Surely a lawyer
lias to receive communicmlonH from
clients and witnesses anil ami all
sorts of people. Harry was a man of
affairs mid not simply a plaything to
have about the house. She started
to whistle again, when the word "per
sonal" caught her eye. She stopped
again In the middle of a bar and her
face apaln commenced to wrinkle
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"I will rend the letter and find
out," she said. Then she blushed and
drew back. The very thought of such
a thing filled her with shame.
She determined to put the whole
matter out of her mind and went on
about her work. Hut the green-eyed
monster hail slipped one little tenta
cle Into her young heart and some
how she could not whistle or sing
as she worked, and her rebellious
mind would forever turn to that hit
of paper lying on the bed. for she
had not had the courage to touch It.
"Dolly," he said slowly, "I hoped you
would not find It."
I ate In the afternoon she made up
her mind to give Harry a good fright
anyway. Then he would explain and
they would make up In the most love
ly manner. And she smiled and
blushed softly at the thought of the
So when Harry arrived nt erly
dusk he found no outstretched arms
to greet him on the little front
porch. Mounding Inside In disappoint
ment and alarm, he found Dollie on
her knyes beside the bed, with her
head in her arms, sobbing.
"Dollie," he exclaimed, "what la
"I found the letter," she sobbed.
"Oh, Harry, how could you?"
He was strangely silent and when
he ditl not come down beside her she
glanced quickly up. A great fear en
tered her soul as she saw his white
face anil troubled eyes a fear beside
which the worrylngs of the day were
"Dollie." ho said, slowly, "I hoped
you would not find It. I knew I left
It ami worried all day lest you should
happen to find It. Oh, Dollie, Dollie,
I was a blind fool, and the woman
got me before I knew what happened,
but I hoped to get through It without
causing you any worry."
A pall as of the grave settled upon
her. She could not have moved If
she wanted to.
"Dollie," he said, "cheer up and we
will get through this nil right." He
i uihi ins iiaim on ner neau.
She shrank from him and cried
fiercely, "Don't touch nie. iXin't dare
to touch me."
He walked silently from the room
and the house. She never moved.
She did not know how long It was,
' but after a time he returned and
1 threw himself down beside her.
"It surely Is not so serious as all
! that, Dollie." he said. "I am al
most sure I can get the money In
such a way that It will not make us
pinch very hard. What hurts me
most is to have been so gullible as
to be fooled by a common adven
turess and the Insolent note Is the
last straw. Hut you see, Dollie, a
man cannot always be wise and we
learn some things only from experi
ence. It Is a common thing, you
know,, for a lawyer to go on a client's
bond, ami I had no suspicion she
would run away, with all her social
Dollie looked up with a bewildered
"What ere you talking about?" she
"Why I went on the bond of that
Mrs. Talson who was arrested for
stealing the furs at the Hlakcman
house during the reception. And now
she has run away and leaves me this
insolent note saying that I can pay
the money and add It to my hill for
lees, and then frame the bill. I don't
care so much for the money"
"Money!" shrieked Dollie, spring.
lng lo her feet. "Money! Is all this
about money only money J"
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"Why what c!3e?" asked Harry,
now bewildered himself.
And a minute later It would have
taken a very close analysis to tell
which sas Dollie and which Harry.
AMBITION CF AMERICAN BOYS.
Satisfied With Aiming at Nothing
Lett Than the Presidency.
"There Isn't a decent servant to be
had these days; no, not one, and why?
.lust because every one Is so ambi
tious," complained a comfortable look
ing woman to her friend who was out
In quest of a domestic. "All the
American girls are too good to go Into
service," she continued, "and the for
eigners are fast getting Into the same
way of thinking. Just to show you
I he aspirations of the young genera
tionyou know my husl and U Inter
ested In hoys. Well, he likes all kinds
of hoys, big and little, rich and poor.
They all appeal to him, and whenever
he gets a chance he enters Into a con
versation with some youngster on the
street. In a car. anywhere at all. When
we were In England, and traveling on
the Continent, it was the same way:
he was always scraping acquaintance
with the little boys, and he always
asked them In the course of conversa
tion what they wanted to be. In the
case of the foreigners It was invari
ably whatever their father happened
to be. If he were a valet, why the
boy had no ambition to be anything
better than a valet, or a tailor, or
shopkeeper, and so on up to a mem
ber of Parliament. Whatever the
father might be, that Ihlng was what
the boy wanted to become. Now. In
America l;'s different. There are only
two things that the average American
boy wants to be. Until he Is eleven
he wants to be like the policeman on
bis beat, but after that they always
answer my husband, 'What do I want
to be? Why. President of the United
States.' Talk ubout ambition!"
New York Times.
Gave Him His Time.
A Kentucky congressman tells an
Interesting tale of the execution of a
noted desperado In that state some
years ago. Just before the sheriff
adjusted the noose he asked the
usual question whether the man had
anything to say.
"No. I think not," began the con
victed one. when he was interrupted
by a cheerful voice shouting:
"Say, Hill, If you ain't got anything
special to say would you mind giving
me fifteen minutes of your time Just
to let these good people know that I
am a candidate for helr suffrages,
"Hold on. there!" shouted the sher
iff, "who's that?"
"John Blank," volunteered some one.
naming a rising young politician, who
has since represented his state for a
number of years In the House of Rep
resentatlves at Washington.
"Who did he say It was?" whisper
ed the condemned man to the sheriff.
"They say It's John niank." .
"I thought I recognized John's
voice." the desperado remarked calm
ly. "Well, he can have my time, nil
of It, hut go ahead and hang me first
and let him talk afterward." Llppin
cott's. My Force.
I'm no s"lf-m.nlo mnn. for T rtenrty run
True each force thnt fashi.incl me
From the .tears Iuiik agu, when a bab
t lay upon my mother's knee.
Tben (iil alinve in bis beaten of love
To thine iingi'ls pave control
Mfe tinili'tlleil of this little child.
Ami they breathed in me a soul.
Then the love that lies In a mother's evei
Woke Hint soul into active life.
Ami from nil alarms her sheltering arms
Protected me In the strife.
Her tender care and her loving prnvel
As the Imy grew into man.
My nature drew to a full yiowth true,
As only a mother van. a
In nn college walls. In no lenrnel halls,
found my brain its forming tool;
But In the press of work's hard stress
I learned In the world's (treat school.
The god of life and the evil's strife
1 struggled on to find.
And the Inhor to (tain, the work to attain,
Sharpened and shaped my mind.
Then Into life with Its hardships rife.
When success was almost won
Came a keener sight and n hrlghter llsht.
As though clouds hurst the sun.
Work lighter grew, rkles were blue,
A new light seemed to start
A heaven this of new-found hliss .
And love awoke my heart!
Squire Taylor' Boots.
Avery P. Taylor, or Squire Taylor.
as he was commonly called, was a fre
quent visitor at my father's store in
Kiskdale, In the early sixties, and was
almost invariably found with his feet
high up on the old wood stove' and
with stovepipe hat on the back of his
One day while In this position John
Daly entered the rtore with his son
Johnny, a boy about 10 or 12 years
of age, und asked to bo shown a pair
of boots for the boy. The old squire
turned around and asked the old man
If it did not cost him considerable to
shoe that boy. "Why," he said, "here
Is a pair of boots I have had for years.
and the taps are hardly worn yet."
Young Johnny piped up In reply, to
the great amusement of my father
and the bystanders: "Yes, but If you
had them on the seat of your punts
they would have been worn out long
ago," Boston Herald.
Asked the Wrong Questions,
A native of Erin who used to work
near the boiler room of the power
station of the Waltham Gas Light
Company, Waltham. Mass., conceived
the Idea that he would like to bo a
fireman. All his spare time he spent
with the fireman, and when he
thought he was sufficiently posted ho
applied for a fireman's license, and In
duo time he wa3 notified to appear at
the State House, Hoston, to be exam
Ined. He failed to pass.
Meeting him the next day, I asked
him how the Inspector used him.
"Oh. very well," he replied, "only
he dlilnt asli me anything I knew "
TO SMASH TARIFF
PROPOSITION FOR WIDE OPEN
SYSTEM OF RECIPROCITY.
Bill Introduced Which Would Give
the President the Exclusive Power
to Reduce All Tariff Rates of Duty
for a Period of Flvt Years.
The Infinite possibilities of going
wrong on the tariff question are strik
ingly demonstrated In a bill Introduc
ed Feb. 27, iy Representative Curtis
of Kansas. WTien once the reciproc
ity microbe or the tariff reform bacil
lus gets busy in the system there Is
no telling what may happen. Here Is
a statesman serving his seventh con
secutive term as a Republican In the
House of Representatives. He is,
moreover, a member of the Republi
can majority of the Committee on
Ways and Means. Yet he Is found
.standing good for a proposition that
would wholy take away from Con
gress its constitutional function of
tariff making and transfer that func
tion to a single Individual. Here is
the Curtis plan:
Authorizing the President of the
United States to enter Into commer
cial agreements, tnd for other pur
Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives . of the
United States of America in Congress
assembled, That the President of the
United States be and he is hereby
authorized, with a view to securing
reciprocal trade with foreign coun
tries, to enter Into commercial agree
ments with any other country or
countries concerning the admission
Into any such country or countries
of the products of the United States
and their use and disposition therein,
deemed to be for the Interest of the
United States, and In agreement or
agreements in consideration of the ad
vantages accruing to the United
States therefrom, shall provide for
the reduction during a specified peri
od, not exceeding five years, of the
duties Imposed In an act entitled "An
Act to Provide Revenue for the -Government
and to encourage the indus
tries of the United States." approved
July 24. 1897. to the extent of not
more than 20 percentum thereof,
upon such goods, wares or merchan
dise as may be designated therein of
the country or countries with which
such an agreement or .agreements
shall be made as herein provided, or
shall provide for the transfer during
such period from the. dutiable list of
said act to the free list thereof of
such goods, wares and merchandise
being the natural products of such for
eign country or countries and not of
the United States, or shall provide for
the retention upon the free list of
said act during a specified period, not
exceeding five years, of such goods,
wares and merchandise now Included
In said free list as may be designated
therein, and when any such agree
ment shall have been entered Into 2nd
public proclamation made thereof,
then and thereafter the duties which
shall be collected by the United
States upon any of the designated
goods, wares, merchandise and prod
ucts from the foreign country with
which such agreement has been made.
shall, during the period, provided for.
be the duties specified1 anil provided
for In such agreement, and none
This Is "playing it wide open," In
deed. It would place tn the hands ot
one man the power to smash to atoms
the Dingley tariff law for a period of
five years, and if, perchance, during
a portion of that period, the one man
should chance to be a free trade
Democrat Mr. Bryan, for example
while the Senate and House, either or
both, were Republican, 'no special
power of foresight is needed to tell
what would happen to the policy of
protection. Even though the one man
were to be and continue a Republican
and a protectionist, the Curtis plan
would confer and impose a responsi
bility which no pntriotic President
would be willing to assume. Mr. Bry
an might be glad of such a chance to
Install free trade with the whole
world with one stroke of his pen. Dro
ver Cleveland would have gloried in
such an opportunity.
THE ONLY MOURNER.
We suppose there are some reasons
why Mr. Charles Curtis should have
been seven times consecutively cho
sen as representative In Congress
irom nnnsas. lie may nave qualities
and qualifications that are not to bt
ascertained by examination of the
Congressional Record, that are not
visible to the naked eye. Let us hope
so. It Is certain, however, that a fair
ly Intelligent familiarity with the tariff
question, to say nothing of a level
headed grasp of the principles of pro
tection, is not to be numbered among
this statesman's claims to distinction.
The terms and provisions of the Cur
tis bill make this fact clear beyond
peradventure. The bill should, If pos
sible, be widely circulated and care
fully 'digested In the First Congress
district of Kansas prior to the nomi
nation of a successor to the present
All a Bluff.
In one of the campaigns of the Clvlt
War a Union general made elaborate
plans of offense and defense against
the enemy which was in front ot him
and which he imagined was strongly
fortified. One morning It was discov
ered that the enemy had withdrawn
during the night. The army opposed
moved forward to take possession of
the fortifications and guns. When the
latter were reached It was seen that
the most of the guns which bad looked
out from these ramparts and caused
the extra cautious general to cry vig
orously for reinforcements and await
their arrival were painted logs as
harmless as wooden Indians. To he
thus deceived was bad enough, but
suppose that all along this general
who was holding back his army had
known that these huge muzzles stick
ing out from these earthworks were
but Impotent logs? Well, we very
seldom build monuments to that kind
of fighting men.
This Incident Is recalled as we con
template the German tariff bluff and
the loud outcry from the noble array
of patriots who were so scared of Ger
many's wooden guns. The worst thing
about these fellows was that most of
them knew just how little there was
behind this German demonstration.
They knew there was nothing but
form and paint there. Yet they de
manded unconditional surreuder. Ce
dar Rapids Republican.
Welcome News -in Louisiana.
The plan of the administration to
sacrifice American interests for the
benefit of its pet scheme with respect
to the Philippines has met its just and
proper due. It was a cold blooded
scheme, pure and simple, without a
single valid argument to commend It.
It was railroaded through the House
of Representatives by a liberal appli
cation of the executive lash and with
the assistance of complaisant Demo
crats who failed to see the difference
between bona fide tariff reduction In
the Interests of the whole people and
the sacrificing of a prosperous domes
tic Industry In the Interest of a horde
of semi-barbarous people who cordial
ly detest everything American.
The defeat of the Philippine tariff
measure will be welcome news to the
Louisiana sugar industry, aS It holds
out the hope that at length congress
has come to realize the unfairness of
constantly sacrificing the domestic
sugar producers In the Interest of the
refiners' monopoly and of capitalists
Interested in exploiting our distant
possessions. - The reciprocity treaty,
whereby Cuba was relieved of 20 per
cent of the duties on her sugar, was
a gross Injustice of much the same
sort os the proposed Philippines meas
ure, and the defeat of the latter holds
out the hope that when the treaty ex
pires at the end of the original five
years the senate will refuse to renew
It. New Orleans Picayune.
A Better Way Should Be Found.
This was a case In which the In
terests of the American and the Fili
pinos could not be reconciled. An
Injustice had to be done to some one,
and the Chieftain is glad that the
Colorado beet growers were not se
lected as a scape-goat to be laid upon
the altar of national honor. We hope,
however, thnt some method will be
found by which the national obliga
tions to the Filipinos may be dis
charged without putting the cost upon
such a promising Industry as beet
sugar making. Pueblo Chieftain.
My Endorsement of Pe-ru-na
is Based On Its Merits."
I.D. CRUMHO, Ex-Mayor of New
.J Albany, Ind., writes from 611 K.
"My endorsement of Peruna Is
based on its merits.
" If a man is sick he looks anxiously
for something which will cure him,
and Peruna will do the work.
"I know that it will cure catarrh of
the head or stomach, indigestion, head
ache and any weary or sick feeling.
V It is bound to help anyone, if used
according to directions.
'I also know dozens of men who
speak in the highest terms of Peruna
ana nave yet to hear oi anyone being'
disappointed in it." -
Mr. LrumtKj, in a later letter, dated
Aug- 35, 1904, says :
"Mr health In srood. at present. lnt If
I should have to take any morn medi
cine I will fall back on Peruna."
Oh, Boys! Oh, Boys!
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bora we trim toil Write for dcdcII and
circular howina; Oun, Indian Suite.
Tarfft anil nthar nr.mliim.
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A Sure B (.IL u.
relief for ASIRH13,
Sold lir all Irutfiiiiiia
. or oy man. rrnia,
SIOWBLIi CO HftS. Otuileauwu. Maaf.
r by mail. U rnla
An undertaker never complains
thut he Is worked to death.
Important to Mothers.
Examine carefully tmrj bottle of CA9TOTOA,
a ufe and euro remedy for Infants and children,
and tee Uut It
ta IJea For Over SO Yean.
Tbs Kind Yoo Hare Alwy Boufbt,
No man cares to be the silent part
ner in a matrimonial firm.
How ta ret it. How to maintain it:
Take nature's 'medicine, Uarneld lea.
the mild laxative. It le made of h"i. be.
It purities the blood and establmhea a nor
mal action oi liver. Kidneys, aioruacn ana
Eva 1 hear that they eloped at
midnight by a dark moon. Edna
Yes: and her father detected the
elopement and ran after them with a
whip. Eva Gracious! And did he
catch them? Edna Oh, he wasn't
trying to catch them he was merely
trying to speed the horse. Judge.
The Best Guaranty of Merit
Is Open Publicity.
Every bottle of ' Dr. Pierce's world
famed medicines leaving the great labo
ratory at Buffalo, N. Y., has printed
upon its wrapper ull the ingredients
entering into its composition. This fact
alone places Dr. Pierce's Family Medi
cines in a eltut all by themnrlvti. They
cannot be classed with patent or secret
medicines because they are neither. This
is why so many unprejudiced physicians
prescribe them and recommend them to
their patients. They know what they
are composed of. and that the ingredients
are those endorsed by the most eminent
The further fnct that neither Dr.
Plorce's Golden Medical Discovery, the
great stomach tonic, liver invigorator,
heart regulator and blood purifier, nor his
Favorite Prescription" lor weak, over
worked, broken-down, nervous women,
contains any alcohol, alio entitles them
to a place all by themselves.
Many years ago. Dr. Pierce discovered
that chemically pure glycerine, of proper
strength, is a better sol'veut and preserv
ative of tho medicinal principles resid
ing In our indigenous, or native, medi
cinal plants than is alcohol ; and, further
more, thut it possesses valuable uiodiclnal
properties of its own, being demulcent,
nutritive, autlseptiu, and a most cftlciunt
Neither of the above medicines eon
tains alcohol, or any harmful, habit
ns will be seen from a
formula printed on each
Tuey are sufu to use and
glance at the
potent to cure.
Not only do physicians prescribe the
above, nou-secret medicines largely, but
tbe most iutelllpent people employ thom
peoplo who would lint think of usitig
tho ordinary patent, or secret medicines.
Every ingredient entering into the coin-
Iiosillon of Ir. Pierce's medicines has
he strongest kind of an endorsement
from louding medical writers of the
several schools of practice. No other
medicines put up fur like purposes has
SUV such profrgnional endorsement.
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pullets cure con
Stipatinn. Constipation is the cause of
many diseases. Cure the cause and you
cure the disease. One "Pellet" is a gentle
laxative, and two s mild cathartic Drug
gists sell them, and nothing is ''just AS
good." Easy to take as cuudy.
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