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THE LEXINGTON G^ETTE.
Vol 94 No 6 ? Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia, Wednesday, February 9, 1898,_ ^ 81,50 a lear
FORD'S HOTEL, I
Best Location iii the city?adjoining New City Hall
m and Capitol Park.
Table unsurpassed by any in the South.
American or European plans.
Mcdowell & ford,
>,wners ?>? TS*/K.a,ia.e*,&OT?is
Pause'a moment, please!
4 Come and see that celebrated Capital Wagon. It has no equal in the
land. Price to suit the times, and we cover it all over with guarantees.
As to Buggies, Carriages and Harness we defy all comers and goers
to meet our prices. Our trade is rapidly convincing the public of thisfact.
Hay, Corn, Oats, Meal, Offal and Chops always kept in our
Grocery Department, where you can find a complete line of Staple
Goods cheap for cash or trade. Give ml a call and I will provo what I
"W. J?9 PIERSON.
Corner Main and Henry Streets._LEXINGTON, VA
Stockmen and Farmers,
Your fodder crop is a valuable
one, and jon should bestow upon it
as much care and attention as you do
your hay crop, and put it in the best
shape for your stock. Don't scatter
your wet and frozen fodder on the
cold and muddy ground, and have
your stock tramping your land to
death iUvwet weather, and eating
muddy fodder, then claim you are
taking good care of your stock, , and
'A merciful man will be merciful to his stock."
Make your stock a Xmas gift of a
A TORNADO Cutter and Shredder
which will cut and split the stalk so that every
particle of the stalk will be eaten.
The TORNADO has no equal as a straw,
shuck and hay cutter, and can . easly be
turned into a root cutter.
In connection with these cutters we sell the
STAR MILL AND POWER
Combined, which will grind your corn and run
your cutter at the same time.
If you are at all sceptical as to what the
machines will do, we refer you to the followngi
up-to-date farmers to whom we have sold ma*
chines, and ask them if it is not best to feed
your cattle in the dry :
T. J. Jennings,Fancy Hill, Va.; J. lt. Brown, Brownsburg, Va.; J- W Lackey, Fancy Hill,
Va.;Hamilton I Co., .Monmouth, Va.; W. E. Miller, Fancy Hill, Va.; Patterson,
Monmouth, Va.; E. M. Huff, Longwood, Va,; G, S. Lotta, Natural Bridge, Va.; P. IJ
Huffman, Alphin, Va,; C. W. hltmore, Glenwood, Va,; Wm. Washington), Lexington.
Va., G. W. Layman Amsterdam, Va.; T. S. White, Loxington, Va.; G, A. Wooka, Fair?
field, Va.; A. W. Harman, Lexington. Va.; W. W. McGuffln, Fairfield, Va.; H. L. Owen,
Lexington, Va.; J. W. Cupp, Fairileld, Va.; John Sheridan,Lexington, Va.; J. A. Wilson,
Fairfield, Va.; J. T. L. Freston, Lexington, Va.; W. G. Mathews, Glasgow, Va.;
Walter Searson, Haphine, Va.; W. A. Huff, Lexington, Va.; Hobert Saville, Oak Dale, Va.;
W W. Nickle, Loxington, Va.; Phillip Day. Glasgow, Va.; Bean Bros. Eagle Hock, Va.;G.
J.. Efflngor, Lexington; Va., S. T, Huff, Lexington, Va:, and Hon- W. B. F. Leech, Oak
We would bo glad to have you all come and examine thoeo machluce before you buy,
>r write for prices to
The Owen Hardware Company
(Opposite tho new court house,)
Dec: IB, '97
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?to? and money thnii otho. *?!.,??,. TilcMJs v Mis ??,. tii?lrtirae?S In UnUMtSfVlM
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to know nt; wriic
Irwin & Co.
: "If it's right, wo hara it. :
; If we havo it, lt's right." :
That's our motto, nnd that is what wo strive
for; to keopwbat is good niul not liingolfio.
Our stock of Fall and "Winter Hoods in
about complete and etnbrsoea all thc staple
linos, which wo offer at old "hard limes"
: CANTON FLANNELS, j
5, 0, 7, 84, 10, 12J and 15cts, White, red,
blue and gray Flannel* at 1'U, 10, 20, 25, 80,
85 and 50 couts.
: DARK CALICO. :
Tho best 5 cents can buy. Wo lind to take
a solid'case of them; they are yours at a
nickle a yard.
Our stock of Ladies' ninK'liildivirs Under?
wear is larger and betta! assorted than ever
before. Wa BOW have the celebrated "Oncita"
Union Suite, perfect fitting, handsome and
; DRESS GOODS.:
Wo havo many things In Dress Goods that
wo cannot buy again at same prices. Bstgei
In all colors aro good, and tho range of price
ls 25c. to $1.00 per yard. 52-inch Broad
sloth In black, blue, green, brown and royal
purple at 75c., ls raro value and tho proper
thing for walking or street suite.
Blankets arc now In season. Wo bought
two cases out of season; hence theso low
10-4 pme fine wool, 4J pounds, if'4.00 per
^11-4 puro fine wool, 5J pounds, $5.00 per
12-4 pure line wool, 7 pounds, $0.00 per
We think these cannot bo duplicated j
? TAPESTRIES. :
A beautiful Use of Tapestriosforupholster
ng aud for draperies. Also Silkolinos, Cre?
tonnes, Double-Faced Canton Flannels hoc
Denims at popular prices.
! CLOAKS AND CAPES.?
If wo don't tell you soon about Cloaks mid
L-'apes lt won't bo worth while, for they are
idling rapidly. Look! A genulno Silk
Plush Cape, fur trimmed, for only sf fi. 00.
Would you believe it ? Come and see. The
jame lino we sold so well tho past two sen
ions; they always flt and are up-to-date.
: II AVE YOU TROUBLE WITH SHOES?:
Wo rarely fail to please in this lino If people
let us flt them. So bring your feet and let us
try. Children's "Nevor Hip" school shoes are
likely to bo Interesting; and Maloney's Bo
?neuter lino of Misses' and Children's Fine
?^hoes will attract you, if you appreciate tho
: GROCERIES. :
Don't forgot our Grocery Departmf ut. It
is brimfull of good things to ont. and we
guarantee every article In it.
Please note that our goods aro plainly
marked st tho lowest price, and thal is thc
same to everybody. No prico cutting j
; Is tho Best Equipped Establish-;
; mont in tho Valley of Virginia for:
; Handling and Taking Caro of Fresh:
; Meats. :
That my Cold Storage enables mo to keep
all kinds of Meats fresh during tho entire
That my Stock Buyer Ib wide awake and
keeps his eyes on all good atoek in tho coun?
ty. My patrons are assured of getting only
That I am tho only Butcher in town sup?
plying the people with Fresh Pork all thc
That my Slaughter House is modern, well
equipped and Ci.kan.
Worth Seeing?my Butchers kill and dress
stock. Thoy aro thc noatest, most cxper
lenced and skillful to be had.
Worth Having?my Cutters to cut your
meats. Thoy havo been raised In the busi?
ness and know it thoroughly.
Worth Your Whilo?to havo my Delivery
Mon handle your meats. Thoy aro polite,
careful, attentive and prompt. Meals bebtf
delivered aro amply protected from dust.
Free delivery within tho town; and meats
carefully packed for shipment.
Worth i'our Inspection-my Sausage Mit'
chino. It is tho largest size Enterprise* ut
ter, capacity 1000 pounds per hour, and is ruc
by an Otto Gasolino Engine. I make Pin*
Pokk Sai:haok twlco dally. No beef goof
Into my sausage. It will pay those living in
tho country to bring their sausago meat hen
and havo it ground at 50 cents per hundred
pounds. I grind my own pepper forBausago
No adulteration in tho popper?no atringi
in tho sausago.
Worth Buying?my Puke Laiw of myowi
make, on sale at Funkhousor A Rhodes', W
H. Boley's, J. Mci). Adair's and Wm. II
Worth Eating?Smoked Tongue for cob
lunches. Pudding for everybody.? I knov
how to make it.
Worth Knowing?that the season ha*> ar
rived for Cohn Beek, Brion Beef and Piiehs
in Bbb*, I will havo it next week.
Worth Your Money?my Beef, Mutton am
Por. f always on hand), and Veal and Lainl
fwli-iu-ver lt can bo had.) Only tho Bkm
lind*,- its way to my countere.
Worth Your careful consideration that
I Want Your Patronage
and in return I offer you tho MEST MK A B
neatly and cleanly butchered, skillfully am
economically cut, and promptly delivivd ii
town. When you come to my Market, yo
shall be served promptly and courteously
arnd with tho beet tho county affords.
A trial will convince yoi
'Phone No 81
Both the method ana results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acta
gently yet promptly on the Kidneys,
Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys?
tem effectually, dispels colds, head?
aches and fovers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro?
duced, pleasing to tho taste and ac?
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in ita
effects, prepared only from tbe most
healthy and agreeable substances, ita
many excellent qualities commend it
to all and havo made it tbe most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50
cent bottles by all leading drug?
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
oure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it Do not accept any
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SSS FRANCISCO, CSU
LOUISVILLE, tr. *?W WAK. U.t
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Ct? aft tie- .-si a
Gents' Famishing Goods,
Huts, Ops, Blurts, Ac,
Ladies' Capes, Cloaks,
Skirts and Wrappers,
to be mild resjardlaas of cost.
Finding that my health ia poor, and
not being able to give mybnsinssa strict
attention, I Iiaysdetermined to sacrifice
my stock and give the customers thc
benefit of it.
50 ct on the Dollar
h the great redaction. Corneal once?
'bc :-' oner the better, as my health is at
Proprietor of the London-Globe Cloth?
ing House. Opposite Court-Honse.
Next dcor to First National Bank.
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and the )S*/
Proper Remedy 4-4
Means Speedy Cure
Coughs and Colds
ThetS ia no diena sri BO mindi neglected asn
cotafb, sad If lu'tfiectni. thees la no illeeaei
more dsngeroos. Therefore it should bc at
tended to at once.
MoCBUM'8 GLYCEROLS OF TAH ANT
ls very highly recoouDendad by nil who bsn
used lt ns an axoeUeail remedy (or Coughs
('(dels, Hoarseness, BronshlUs, Croup nm
Whooping Cough. It is no patent medicine
but a common sense pnserlptton. Wsdon t
claim that it will cure everything, but di
claim that it will cure the ahoVediseases; be
ciiiisc those who use it once alwuys ask fol
it again and pay that it cures.
Price, tS cents po' Bottle.
Extract of Beef
Cools. Boots ?
telling how to prepare ninny delicate
ami delicious dishes.
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MY SISTER'S "CHANCE"
HY EI1EN K. BEXFOItU.
You can't (,'iomi what*! going to
happen," cried my sister EHanbeth one
morning as she mu limning np ilia
pitil from tno gat\ where shell,ul born
o me t tim portman, tho had an
0p< n let < r in her hand.
'?Huh nome one left yon a fortune? '
"Oh?bot tor than'that," was the re
p'y. 'I'm going to have a bom! Lis?
ton," and she proceeded to read me
Dan ELISABETH! I write to toff you ilia
a friend of mine has fallen In lovo with your
photograph, lie is a widower, and on tho
look-out for another wifo. He happened to
see your picture, and it won his susceptible
heart at once. He asked all kinds of ques?
tions about you, and when he found out
that you were "fancy free" ho said he "had
a good mind to come an' seo you. Moble
than was the chance he'd been lookin' for."
I advised him to como, , 'You can tell by
trying."] said. And?he's coming! Ho ha3
got some business to transact in tho city
Thursday, and ho will stop off at Holmes
villo on Wednesday and vteit you. Be kind
to the poor man, and?send mean invitation
to the wedding.
Ar sr M a i:i v.
"That's just like Aunt Maria, isn't
il?" ciiod Elizabeth, half amused and
half indignan'. "She'd bound to have
fun at somebody's expense. I can
imagine her laughing every time she
thinl-s cf the joke she considers feno
has played on me. The idea of her
sending an cid widower to see mc!"
"She didn't exactly (-end min," I re?
sponded- "But I think she rather
encouraged him to come. What's that
she says about "Wednesday? Today's
Wednesday, Elizabeth, and you can
look for your admirer by the next
tia.n. The letter ought to havo got
hire yesterday, you see by its date.
Cm aud get ready to entertain him?
there's no time to lose."
"I'm thoroughly oat of patience with
Aunt Marin," said Elizabeth. "I've a
no; ion lo go away somewhere and stnv
I'But he'd come again if he's so des
p rat ely smitten with your photo
giaph, or he'd stay till you came honi^,
or he'd fa'l in love with me and you'd
loso your 'chance,'" I sa:d. "No?
s ay and fuce the music, Elizabeth."
"1 know what I'll do!" cried my sis?
ter, ihe mischief-loving trait common
io her and Aunt Maria coming to tho
surface. "I'll pretend I'm eleaf, an I
I'll have some fun out of it, as w?.ll a
"You can't carry out such a docep
aion without getting caught nt it," I
??Trust me for that!" cried Elizabeth
with sparkling eyes. I think she be?
gan to be glad that Aunt Mr.ria had en?
couraged the widtwer to como. "Now,
remember, I'm totally unable to luar a
wi rd ot ordinary conversation. It
will be necessary for you to almost
shout at me if you want me to under?
stand what you're faying. And bo sure
to keep from laughing. Tte lun a'l
di pends tijon keeping up the decep?
tion. "We must not let him discover
it, for th.t would maka us ridiculous,
you see. There! I bear the train: "We
can expect him at any moment now.
Oh, elear! I know I shall want to
laugh, but I i-han't do it?you seo if j
ilol I'll go ?nd get ready to receive
him. W hen he comes you must meet
him, and bring him in and introduce
him," and away ran my fun-loving sis?
ter t j get rea ly for her visitor.
IVn minute's later I saw a man com?
ing down the road from the station
and I know as socn as I set my eyes oe
him that it was Elizabeth's admirer.
He was at least forty-five years old
with a very solem-looking face, and ai;
air of having his Sunday clothes on
But pe limps his errand made him loot
soberer ihan usual and fe<l ill at ease
I met him at the door,
"Does Miss 'Lizabeth Jones liv<
hore?" ho asked.
"Yes, sir," I answorcd. "I thin li
she's expeoiing you You are tbo gtn
tlcman our aunt .Mara Thorpe wro'<
us about, 1 suppose?"
Yes, 1 be," was tho roply. "M3
name's Peters -Joshua Peters. Bu
mebbc she tolel you?"
"No, she diel noi tell us your nam*
?she simply said you woro coming t<
see E izabeth. She's tu the sitting
room, I'll take you in and introduci
you. lou'll have to speak rather loud
far Elizabeth's just a trifle lard 0
"1 hat's bael." said Mr. Petan, pull
ing out a big reel handkerchief nm
wiping his perspiring face. ,(Awfu
warm, ain't it?"
'Quite, wami," 1 responded, B
that time wo wero at the sitting-roon
door. Elizabe h sat by tho windov
with her back toward us.
"Ebzabfth," 1 taid, raising ur
voce. No reply.
"Elizabeth!" this time in a loude
tone, Still no reply.
"Sho must bo drettul dei f to no
hear that," saiel Mr. Pe1 ors. "Hov
long's tho lein so?"
1 elid not dare tiust my.-elf to reply
1 went up to Eliza! eth and put nv
hun I 011 her shoulder. Sho lurnee
and MW us.
"Why didn't you Bpeak when yoi
name in?" sho asked, r.sing.
''She did?ene holleioel," said Mr
Peters in a sort of liege aside.
"Elizabeth, this is Air Peters?th
gentleman Aunt Mai ia wiote about," ]
.aid olOM lo her ear.
"Oh - yis, 1 understand!" said Eliza
beth, her face showing great ilcligh
and interest, "I'm happy to meet jot
Mr. Peaalej. S t down, plaso, atv!
let's talk to each ether. 1 want to gi
acqainteel right away. 1 hope you'll
woll Mr. Peasloy?"
"Peters, not Pasley," coi roct d he
"A little louder, please*-1 didn'
quito catch what you gnid,' aad Eiiz.
lieth ban 1 er head to 'i ten.
"I HaieaSsfny n-imo w n't Peasley,
shouted the . ther. "It's i'eters."
' Oh yen, I understand mw," respon?
ded Elizabeth. "Excuse me, but it
waa all rater June's bali, Aw undies
m such a lo.v tone. I'm n t ko very
deal, Hti 1 n- lina to talk rather lout
for me to understand a 1 they say."
"Your Aunt M'riar told me 'about
you," said Mr. Peters, sitting down.
"I've kn iwel her quite a apel."
"Aunt Moria isn't at all well? You
surprise mp, Mr. Peters. She didn't
say hiiythinsr about it in her letter."
"I said?I'd knowed her?quite a
spell," said Mr. Petern, in a voice like
"Oh, yes?par .len me," t-aid Eliz*
teih. "When you i-peak a trifle louder
than ustiil. like that, I have no diffi?
culty in miders'an ling what you say."
"She must be awful deef if ?he ca'ls
that a llille louder 'n usual," said Mr.
Pe:ern to me. "Hain't sho never had
anyth.ni, done to her ears?"
I matsVfca excuse to get away as
aoon as possible. I coludn't have kept
my face straight much longer. I
busied myee f about getting dinner,
hut I c .uld hear every word of the
con\ersation in the kitchen. El zabeth
asked lim all about his farm, and his |
family, an J seemed to be getting very
much interested in him. .She kept him
repeating his rem irks until I fancied
lie was getting hoarse.
"I've always fancied I would like
living on a farm," sahl Elizabeth. "Do
you think tte children would take
kunlly to?to a stepmother, Mr.
"They'd htvo to if I got married
agiin," was his reply. 'I reckon there
wouldn't be any trouble about that."
"No, I don't ItUo cats," sa:d Eliza?
beth. "I'd prefor a dog. Do you
keep a dog, Mr. Peteis?"
"1 didn't say anything about cats,'
he responded. "You didn't ketch my
"I think just as you do about that,"
r-spondid Ehzabeth. "I don't like to
Lear tin in bark. Wo feem to have
quite a similar,ty of tastes, don't we,
Presently dinner was ready, and
they carno cu together and sat down
to the mea1. I hid told Elizabeth that
I wc uld wait on them. I knew I could
never undergo tho ordeal of sitting at
table with them,
"I ouppoee you have lots of s'raw
bsiriss nnd fresh cream and everything
like that on the farm," said Elizabeth,
her faco fairly beaming with in crest.
"How delightful it must be!"
"I like it," said Mr. Peters. "There's
a good deal of hard work about it,
though, One has to git up afore sun?
rise, and that makes a long day cf it in
"Yes," answered Elizabeth. 'I like
summer. It's strange what a similarity
of tastes we have, isn't i ? I hope you
like moonlight walks and boating, Mr.
Polers? I do?so much!"
"Wall, I can't jest say ai I do," re?
sponded Mr. Teters. "Beiu' oat ,at
nigh', 'specially on lhe water, dont
am-ee with me. It makes me rooina
"Romantic? There it is again!"
criel Elizabeth in delight. "I'm so
glad you are, for I'm the most roman?
tic girl you ever saw."
"I didn't say romantic," corrected
Mr. Peters in a lone that made the
dishes dans*. "I s lid roomaticlr."
'?Oh, pardon me," said Elizabeth.
"But occasionally vou seem to forget
that I am a trifle deaf, and speak so
low. Put you'd get used to it in time.
"I don't b'leeve I ever would," said
Mr. Peters to me. "Don't you s'poso
some thin' could be done forhet?"
I don't know, I'm sure." I replied,
turning away to hide my faco,
All that afternoon my wicked sister
kept that poor man shouting at her.
By degrees he got hoarder and hoarser.
Just before tea was ready he came into
tho kitclun where I was at work.
"I'm -ill beat out," he said. "My
throat feels rougher'n a grater. It'a
haidcr work to carry on conversation
with her than it is to drive oxen, lt's
a dretful pity she can't have Bomethin'
done for her ea'S. She's smart, a
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begin to discharge and continued to do
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good luckin', an' ihe seem* to take a
great liken' tome."
?JMaybe you'd get used to it and
wouldn't mind it after a little," I said,
' 1 don't know?I'm afraid not," he
said. "It's considerable a risk ta run.
Do you s'pose now she'd be wttaVeO
go 'n sea some ear doctor 'n sei 'I i ?
couldn't do somethin'? I wouldn't! i ci
to make any a.reement of any kind un?
less there wai some chance of
herin' b-tter'n she dews now."
"You'd better talk with har ab >u
it," I suggested.
"I can't," said Mr. Peters, "rm
jest used up I guess she gets worso
to'ward night, for it'e herder work t*
mako her understand now than| it wes
at noon. I did think o' stalin' over
till to-morrow, but I guest I'll be n
goiu'. You can talk with her if you'd
jest as soon, an' if she is wilki' to bate
her ears doctered, an'it does any good,
I'll come down again. I don't eeo
why your aunt didn't tell me about it.
But mebbe Bhe was afraid your sster
'd lose the chance if she let on afore
hand, lt's a dreadful pityl I can't help
takin' to her, but?I wouldn't feel like
minim' tbe risk."
"Ive enjoyed your visit to much,
dear Mr. Peters," said Elizbe h at
parting. "Come agaio,won't you now?
"Tbat depends," shouted the poor
man. "Your sider ll tell you what
I've been a say in' to her ir ben i'm
"Oh ye?, yest lisbali think of you
when you're gone,' ' said Elisabeth.
'?You'll write won't you?"
"I can't promise," said Mr. Peters,
"I wouldn't mind standin' part o'
the expense, if it did any good. I?h'd
think she'd bo willin' to do t-omethin'
ooner'n loose the chance."
When the gate closed behind poor
Mr. Peters I sat down and laughed till
"Ob, Jane!" cried Elizabeth, drop?
ping down on the floor, "1 never had
such fun in all my life, never I He
shouted at me till the sound of his
voice roared injmy tars like thunder.
1 wouldn't wonder il it really made mo
deaf. Poor man. 1 thought 1 should
die! It'e a 'dreadful pit/' to lose such
a chance, but?there's such a chance,
Ult?there's suce a 'risk' to run! Oh,
dear, oh, dear!" an! thea Elisabeth
and 1 laughed and cried together over
the disappointed of p>or Mr. Peters,
and tbe "ebonee" tbat she had lost
New York Lodger,
-aj i m
When bilious or costive, eat a Casearo
?andy cathartic, curs guaranteed, 10c, Soo.
TRIALS OF A POSTMASTER.
A freckled faced gu.-' stopped at tho
postoffico and yelled out:
"Anything for MurphyeT'
"No, there is not."
?'Anything for Jane Murphy!"
"Anything for Ann Murphy!"
"Anything for Tom Murphy?"
"Anything for Bob Murphy?"
"Not a bit."
"Anything for Terry Murphy?"
No, nor for Pat Murphy, nor Dennis
Murpby, nor Pete Murphy, nor Paul
Murphy, nor for any other Murphy?
dead, living, unborn, native or foreign,
civilized or uncivilized, savage or bar?
barous, male or female, white or black,
franchised or disfranchised, naturalized
or otherwise. No; there is positively
nothing for any of the Murphys, either
individually, jointly, severally, now and
forever, one and inseparable.
The girl looked at the postmaster in
astonishment, and .aid:
"Please to look if there is anything
for Billy Murphy."
fer Iafkats and OaiUren. V
"Have you completed your pim tor
has oning tho business of the Uuitoi
States Senate!" "Partly," replied t-a
newly elected Sen tor, "I hara pre?
pared^ speech <n the hubjeet whick it
wid tlffe take me ih.ae day* to aVhr**
<T PISO'S CURE rOR
n~. il.man au ha* \Aita. i
Batt Cough Syrup, f uta* Good: Va*
' in Ilma. Sold by drvoslata. 1
? hat Kept Him, -^What Upi you
in the S ,uth so loug?" ?i WM try a*
to ne^otL.te a raise." "What, ux .ney?'*
"No, quariaLtine/'-CUvelaul Plain