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U" tsar THE LEXINGTON G^ETTE. Vol 94 No 6 ? Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia, Wednesday, February 9, 1898,_ ^ 81,50 a lear mmmm*Tismmssmmmmm FORD'S HOTEL, I Richmond,VaJ 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 have saidi? "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 manuring vourland. ? *y '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 Dale, Va. 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,) Lexington, Virginia. Dec: IB, '97 -? ? ? ???_?? J . /. ti /J vlltLKiiijii^AflQn St; ? - \ 1 ^?V , . .. .-??-? ? ?*-.&. .?'... s. ...? i IO* ? ABSOLUTELY GOARIKmDir.:r;\;r:,r; ,'k*^ t?UH Trw, ld. KTKItllMi -,?? t ?'' AU DSHMOSSfc, fmmttki ar* rh* Meal Lau ' ? aa?tajf tal I WWI, ?m: f ' < ??.. orKaw Tock. ?> tfAe^te 'f/u/s^J/^ ?_?? Impart a UiotoukJi lth< l?l*^t)f tbaCOMMKltCIAij RI irniBM fttthnonatfii rai ?to? and money thnii otho. *?!.,??,. TilcMJs v Mis ??,. tii?lrtirae?S In UnUMtSfVlM tOOdwov ll' .1 ?.,' ?:.ll.inow;llil?l,l\ K Kr HOOL. N. B. Weftaalut irrft* to know nt; wriic a^iattapoaiUoA* 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" prices. : 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. : UNDERWEAR.: 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 tanbie ; 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.: Blankets arc now In season. Wo bought two cases out of season; hence theso low prices: 10-4 pme fine wool, 4J pounds, if'4.00 per pair. ^11-4 puro fine wool, 5J pounds, $5.00 per pair. 12-4 pure line wool, 7 pounds, $0.00 per mir. 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 very boat. : 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 allowed. Irwin &(]o. w STERLING WORTH orth Thinking Over That My Meat ? Market ; 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 year. 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 thc Best. That I am tho only Butcher in town sup? plying the people with Fresh Pork all thc year around. 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 Laughlin's. 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 WELSH. 'Phone No 81 PTiaVa-aaW ^ OISS SNIOYS 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 substitute. CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. SSS FRANCISCO, CSU LOUISVILLE, tr. *?W WAK. U.t RETIRING ^ H fl ? J Ct? aft tie- .-si a $12,500.00 worth of Fine Clothing, Gents' Famishing Goods, Boots, Shoes, 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 take. L SACHS, Proprietor of the London-Globe Cloth? ing House. Opposite Court-Honse. Next dcor to First National Bank. ssas ?? Prompt Attention *??*?? and the )S*/ Proper Remedy 4-4 Means Speedy Cure To 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 WILD CHERRY 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. IHcCrum Drug Coe Lexington, V?._ SE2STT Free to housekeepers Liebig COMPANY'S Extract of Beef Cools. Boots ? telling how to prepare ninny delicate ami delicious dishes. Address. I.icbigCo., P.O. Ho.x2718,NcwYorl . ' MAIR 13ALSAM eel thc half, ,' .-1 . .ic-.:, i r, r > meet pruerth. Tain to ltcntoro Oray 08 , llnir to ita Youthful Color. ' Curt! '<"iip I.,.-a-eft hair tailing, f Vj _ f". ct ..I fl "in Dni-rglrs /Rom fills Original anil Only Ccnnlno. aara, always rsMefcia. taoir-i u Dru-clei ar CMeseelcr* rsiahaS /-c mouJ Brand In Ki il ao.1 li. I* mrulliA ksaaa, sealaa araja Maa etMwa, Ti " nnoihrr. Be/eeM4aaMrc eat seas luMMwi't .mifojton.. At, I>rc.n(i,ii.or c-nj -I in .tsmr-e for p*r-l-i?l*ra, t.-.clii*m'u. a<i "lirllcr for T.n.'!.?.? UUtUr, I.- ^-tOT. * V :L ln.iic - i^frUaaaaaClasrBtei tr. - ,,ii.?n IMac Local Ulumrte. on ena pe. ttMSWaaw i FAVORITE ANO W*%h?. U MOST POPULAR FLOWERS PANSIES, NASTURTIUMS SWEET PEAS, one Pkt. of _ each variety for only (J aJa ."~^^B?r Sa< Ike leaMU .1 Too F'ltaee D bide Inrladlna fra* <mpr o' l*M Catalogue .ni I Ucl Cultn pus c. a. uatiacoTT. ne ewe n?i e.., m.,..Kii,. ?, Keei iii.. T wi? tvery man and woman In ina Unite* 8tat'? intnrc-i-it in the (.Vitim anil Whisk) bah.U lo batu uno ot my books on theso dla eases. Address ll. M. Woolley, Atlanta, (j> Lax ssa. and one at*.' .j Mat jon tree. 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? ' I asked. "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 er letter: 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. Hastily. 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 till ho's-ono." 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 Aunt Maria."' "You can't carry out such a docep aion without getting caught nt it," I taid ??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 hearing." "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 visitor. ' "A little louder, please*-1 didn' quito catch what you gnid,' aad Eiiz. vr 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 a trumpet. "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. Titers?" "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 remark." "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, ilr. Peters?" 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 summer." "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 tick." "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 Of the Face. Mrs. Laura R. Minis, of Dawson, Ga., says: "A small pimple of a strawberry color appeared on my cheek; it soon began to grow rapidly, notwithstand? ing all efforts to check it. My eye became terribly inflamed, and was so swollen that for quite a while I contd not see. The doctors said I had Cancer of the most malignant type, and after ex? hausting their effort* without doing me any good,they gava up the case as hopeless. When in? formed that my father had died from the same disease, they said I must die, as hereditary Cancer was incurable. "At this crisis, I was advised to try S.S.S., and ina short while the Cancer begin to discharge and continued to do so for three months, then it began to beal, I continued the mediciuo tx while longer until the Cancer disappeared en? tirely. This was several years ago and there has been no return of the disease." A Real Blood Remedy* Cancer is a blood disease, and only a blood remedy will cure it. S. S. S. (guaranteed purely vegetable) its real blood remedy, and never fails to per? manently cure Cancer, Scrofula, Eczema, Rheumatism or any other disease of the blood. Send for our books ob. Cancer and Blood Diseases, mailed free to any address. Swift tSpeciSc Co. Atlanta, Ga. SSS Royal makes the food pure, wboUaoajatad ilallflaan. POWDER Abeoiutelr Par* ?oval avunveo powdcn co., Nfw vow. 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, consolingly. ' 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? ?and soon,'' "Tbat depends," shouted the poor man. "Your sider ll tell you what I've been a say in' to her ir ben i'm gone." "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 1 cried. "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!" "Nothing." "Anything for Ann Murphy!" "No." "Anything for Tom Murphy?" "No." "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." CASTORIA fer Iafkats and OaiUren. V sui* "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** er."?Washington Star. 1-* <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 Dealer.