THE LEXINGTON GAZETTE.
Vo*^ 94* No. 27 Lexington, Kockbridge County, Virginia, Wednesday, July 6, 1898. \ $1.50 a Year
PRO FEILTON A7. VA RDS.
FRANK T. GLASGOW,
Plaster, Lathg, Mitchell Farm Wagons and
Wagon Harness. A full line of SuiTeys and
Buggies. Also Buggy Harness and Saddle*.
JAMES E. HECK
Nelson Street, Opposite Baptist Church.
Will practice In the courts of Kockbridge
and adjoining counties. Special attention
given to the collection of claims. Office in
MOORE & MOORE,
a\ttorneys-at-Law and Notary Public,
Will practice In Rockbridge and adjoining
S*>ocial attention given te> the Collection of
Claims, Examination of Titles, and pre paring
Abstracts and Deeds.
Supleinentary to our law business, we will
negotiate loans, sell farms and mineral lands.
We now havo on hand for sale, a number
of the ilnest farms In Rockbridge county.
DR. J. T. WILSON.
Office, Washington Street near Jefferson,
JTej-aaak FOR SALE
au lilaf in town an(* countT oa verv
C easy terms. Town houses very
mWfSBmw low for cash or on loug time;
In small monthly payments; like paying rent.
Farms for sale for less money than they have
ever before boen offered in this State.
We mane a specialty of hanaling farms,
and would like you to write us whether you
want to sell or buy. We make prices and
terms so easy that a home ls put within tho
reach of every man. Write at once to
J. F. WINGFIELD,
Real Estate Broker, ROANOKE. VA.
"T IT T ANTED.?Several good famllie
\/ \/ with a number of girls to work
In canning factetrv. Tho men
can get land to fann, or can get work
J. R. C. COMPANY,
Roaring Run, Botetourt County, Va
Feb 23 1808
US TO SELL YOU GOOD GOODS. Why? Because lt pays
you to buy that kind, and you'll come back and want
more "just like" them, lt is very pleasant to have
people come aud ask for an article "just like I got
before," and we he-ar that sort of thing very often.
IT is often said about our SHOES. We carry a very large stock of Shoes, and eua please
almost anybody! Wedon't mark them .f8.00 when tn are going to sell them for.t2.00
or "J1.50 rthen they are to go atti.25. Tiik mahkkd ratCI is mik mum mu k. We have
learned by experience that a very cheap (?) shoe is dear nt tiny price: so we don't try to
keep the lowest priced shoes; but we guarantee to furnish you the best quality at a given
price, that that sum of money, will buy. Let's indulge in MN shoe talk. Take our
for instance? Wo b^h them direct from the makers, and they claim to put in them only
The best of stock. ,*Akso surely as a man wears n pair of these shoes he'll want another
pair "just like them.^?lave you tried them I They are made in a variety of styles, and
cost from fl.50 to *3.0\ ^
AS for Misses' and Children's Shoes, we simply have what we believe to be tub TBBT
best. They --*\\'.Moloney'8," and words cannot express too high piaise. We have
tested them and kno..-W They are perfect in flt, style and finish, and wear as well as they
look. You can buy shoes for less money than these, but none that will please you as well
at any price. Bring in the babies and the little misses, (Maloney don't make shoes for
boys.) and get them well shod. We have Boys' Shoes, too, but of another make, and we?
are not afraid to re-commend them also. They are built to wear, and look well too. Indeed
w-jhaye seen no bettor. #1.25 to '|'2.00, according to size.
Tllllw.u' Cl .#*?.<-. ~wwl / \ wr 4V.,. A ? Our trade iii these has been bett cr this
oiioes anti uxiorus. yearthan ia9t, but owing to tho fact
that we carrie'U over a big lot from last year, we are heavily stocked up, and are ottering
some oxtra values. Some of them are pionted, and we are cutting the price down to cor?
respond. Oxfords, tan and black, 75c. to #2.50. Lace and Button Boots at #1.50 per pair,
are specially good.
Hamburg Embroideries. We *"? '?***?***daint,e8t prelt,e8t
from 2c. to 50c. per yard.
VAL. LACES, at 2c. to'15c., or 20c. to #1.50 per dozen yards. Tucklngs, All overs,
anti all manner of White Goods.
FANS. A thousand fans ranging from 3c. to 50c.
KID GLOVES are selling well with us. Centemeii's aro the best; don't forget them.
Elbow length White Kid Gloves at #1.50.
patterns we have ever had, ranging In price I
Wp I VP ?fli'-ti -VTellllewawi] *? ,ua'uluul the high standard wo have set in all our
V ? UCltllUIlWH business, and will make good to you anything wc
sell that does not come up to our recommendation
IRWIN * CO.
mit of long standing, please furor ns at once trith
If you have an acco
a settlement of it.
WILL BUY A NICE
AND \ GENTEEL
Set of Harness
Hore you will find the largest and ilnest assortment of BUGGIES ai!d(TlU*r!off
as well as b full and complete line of HARNESS claper than ever
ottered on \ market, Call and be convinced. Don't forget we have
. Wagons, Plows, Harrows, and Everything the
. Farmers Neerin this Line.
" Remember lU not ne-gk-cted my ,
W. Ryi e R 9 n nt
Corner Main anel Henry Streets. l X VivV^JtM " ?*
JSTAsk for our "Treaties on Stock." Free. LEXINGTON, VA
In adifitiou to our
complete line of
we are carrying all kinds of fanning
Implements and Machinery.
In the way of Implement* and Tools wa
have the Keystone Cojn Planter, Five Tooth
Uultiyators, Single and Rouble Shovel Malta
I .fie sure i-vn'd st>e us^belore you place an order. We ean furn kb ,.?? jw*,...
price* on anything in our line. BeaLiftill ^ 3?U bottOH1
(Opposite^the new court house,; ,
,\ The Owen hardware (Company
From FACTORY to CONSUMER.
buy* this (exact)
Kaitlin Hocker, ,
tbo largest size
ever made; per .
doxen. f 11.50.
Our new 118
containing Fur- ,
ries, Crockery. ,
Hahv Currun.* m.
ror?, Bedding, etc., la jours for the
asking, .special supplements lust ls-1
suec" are also Iri-f. Write to day. .
CAK.'KT CATALOGUK in litlio-|
irraphed colors M also mailed fi co.
' Wnte for lt. If ymi wish __L_.p_e__ j
send 8c. stamp. Matti ig nu mn len ;>'-i>
mal lott for 8c. All C'nrpel??. weil ,
trna thia month nwt *s-? (__:tat
pnl.l on SS |?u retiii'ir?! tanti over, j
buj'S n mndo-to-your-mctis
ure All-VI'ont Cheviot -Suit,
i expres.ngc prop.id to your
st itlon. wrlio for f co catii
i lou ne and samples. Address
(exactly as be-low),
ti i.i is iii xi.s & SON,
Stat, 900. BALTIMORE, MD.
Change of Place.
J. P. WELSH
lae removed his fresh meat market to the
oruer of Washington and Jeffernon lire Ste
old stand of I). Welsh A Co.) and hss con
olldated the fresh meat baslaess with the
rocery business formerly carried on bj D.
k'elsh ft Co.
Tho style of the new linn will be
iVelsh, Deaver & Co.
Full stock of all kinds of fresh mints. The
iist quality and greatest varlet}- that cnn be
SPUING LAMBS, Ml"!TON,
PORK, BEEF, AND VEAL.
We hnd spring Jambs killed on tfio Nth of
arch. That was earlier than ever before
We make tho best SAUSAGE In town?no
Alteration in seasoning, no strings in,
Will havo a fine lot of cattle first of month
mght of G. W. Efflnger. They are the best
the county, none excepted.
Will have Dressed Chickens all Ihe year
resh ish and Oysters
I received daily except Monday.
We have from 8,000 to 10.000 pounds ol
con of our own curing, and will have a nice
ofWelsh's Canvased llains on the nnrket
a snort time.
_*"Don't forget we sell Puro Country Lard,
r own make.
)ur new rooms are the most convenient
1 best adapted In town for conducting the
at and grocery business. We have plenty
room and polito employees lo wait on our
itomere. Call and see us.
ELSH, DEAVER ft COMPANY,
Cor Washington aud JeAtCSoa Sts.
'PHONE NO. 23.
IDICIAL SALE OF A VAM Alli.1
TRACT OF LANI) NEA lt KOCK
IDOE BATHS, WITH 1 HE IMPROVE- ,
ty virtue of a decree of the Circuit Court
Itockbridgo county, Virginia, in the causo
fohn T. Wilson for ftc., vb. John N. Snld
i Administrator and others, entered on
8th day sf March. 1898, the undersigned,
> by the said decree was apjKiluted n
plal commissioner for the purpose, will
r for sale at public auction on the premises,
FRIDAY, JULY If, 1898, that valuable
t of land of which the late John N. Snider
I seized, containing about MK) acres bs
same more or less, excluding therefrom
act of 15 acres which has been assigned
lettie Jane Snider, widow of John If.
ler, deceased, as and for her dower,
he tract will bo offered first as a whole,
then In parcels, and the offering bring
the largest pilce will be reported to lb*
rt for Its approval and,.confirmation.
ii in*i lat ely After the salo of the land, tits
rsion of the heirs of John N. Snider.
ased, in the said tract of 10 acres will bf
?ed for sale. Salo to begin at 10 a. m.
tie terms will be liberal and aniioun.-cd
he day of sale.
? W. T. MI I ELDS,
? Special Commissioner.
IE OF Vihoixi* j
the ClrciUt Court Clerk's Office of Hock
bridge County, Virginia.
R. It. Witt,' Clerk of ihe said court, do
by certify that W. T. Shields haB exe
d the bond required under the decree of
in the above named cause enterod on
_ th-'-iay of-March, 1898.
von under my hand this the 18th day of
i, 1898. ?
R. R. WITT, Clerk.
ANTED.-ACTIVE MEN TO BELI?
ER on commission. Excellent oppor
j for good profits. Men opgagod In the
of agricultural implements and 'lightning
preferred. "Address Barnes Safe and
Company, Pittsburg; Pa. '-'t.
___r*0_r Sale .
Apply to JOHN SHERIDAN,
9-3n- Lexington, Va
ti, Vigor and Vitality
'STORED IN 80 DAYS. GOOD
EFFECTS AT ONCE.
igeneral or special debility, wakefulness,
natorrhcea emissions, impotency, pan?
ie. Correct,, functional rflsprdel-g eaus
? errors or excessv*1. qwlokly restoring
manhood In old or young, giving vigor
trongth where former weakness prevail -
Convenient package, simple, effectual
ogitimate. ('ure ls quick and thorough.
t be deceived by imitations: insist on
i's Vitall-Mirs. Sent sealed If y^r ilr\ig
loes not have lt. Ptfcpfl pe} package,
C *5, with fftttfQ gyaraiiteo of corn
cure. Inforniat^n. refrepces, etc.. free
onfldOntial. Send us statomont of case
5 cte. for a woek'a trial tre'attuent. (lue
tent to each person.
CATON MEDICAL COMPANY,
_ lloston, Mass.
?rt, Science, law, Medicine, Engineering.
Oeaatam b.gi,,. lam Sopteinbar. .
iUgo lo Aetd___ilc?I School! tree lo Virgin ma
-talOflM mUxtem ???*?<?_??_.
P. B. BAA_.II.QE_.. Ckalrama.
WANTED, INDUSTRIES. _sj
Lexington neeils among oilier things
a number of t.nift'1 aid largs industries
of various kinds. Just imagine thc
aew lifo it would put into our town if
on Salurdiy night- or ono each
month wo had ft pay loll running up
into the thousands of dollars. It would
not only bebonficial to the t .wn.but to
county os well. With a large number
of men at work in our midst earning
fair wages Mitre would be a demand
for produce of all kinds so gro_t as to
consume nil the county could rais_
outsido of the oilier products. Tbe
grocer, the dry goods nnd notions
merchant*, tho newspaper , nnd tho
bunkers, in fact everybody would be
prosperous and happy.
TO NUMBER THE PEOPLE.
A g'gantic scheme has been evolved
for numbering the people of tho earth,
lt is the intention to select a day in
the year 11)03, and have an army of
census takers start out on tbat particular
day in every quarter of the globe and
count tbe heads of every person upon
ivhom tbe sun rises. Tbe lcporls are
ill to be Bent in toa central establisb
uent at Berne, and io the -.rentestcon?
ni? faking on r.eord will bo completed
ry tho actual ct uni ing of tho people of
-ALE of DESIRABLE
I will Mell privately, the following real
.tate in tho Town of Lexington, Virginia,
ellinging to tbs estate of Rta. Susan 0.
old, deoesse__! to-**_jt_
1. A House and bot fronting 7.r> feet on
rsS-itngton sties! sod extending back l #>.*>
et to an alley, adjoining the lota of Mrs. J.
Sadolpb Tucker, the Piddle Free School
uildlng and others. The bulldogs <>n thia
t DOasfst of s well constructed .framo
veiling house, nnd kitchen, with 0 rooms,a
aide. iii.d other out -buildings, allin good
2. A House and [,<>! fronting 74 feet on
lekson avenue iiml extending liack 131) feet
an alley ead adjoining the lots of Mrs.
T. HUI nnd others. 'Ihe buildings on this
: consist of a valii*ib)e frame dwelling
use end kitchen, with 7 : ooma, and other
t buildings in good repair. Both of thoso
operUee are eligibly located, and would
ike desirable homes.
Apply to tbs undersigned, at Lexington,
,., for pries and terms.
J. P. MOORE. Kxo'r
of Mis. Basan 0. Gold, doe'd.
;_., ,. aiai ' ? ut'fiee the hair.
r***'i'/..i:. .iff? a l.ii'uianl r"*"H
*'-*N_._r >'aila to Ureter. Orajr
I'I Hair to I'i Youthful Color.
(...-. :. ? .. f * iinr lallisf.
.?,... ..I, I '?-<. DrutiUU
KOINIA COLLEGS FOR YOl'NO LA
D1ES, ROANOKE, VA.
(peas Si'pt. nth IMUS. One of tho lending
tools for Young Ladies In the South,
imlllc.iit buildings, all modern Improvo
jts. Campus toa sena Grand mountain
nery in Valley of Yiiginia, haled for
1th. Katapata sad American teachers.
1 course. Svperior advantages in Art
Music, .students from twenty-five
:es. For cstslogass ?lidless tho President
TT1E I*. HARRIS, Roanoke, Virginia
A\ i hlakretr fe >.?:,. . ... _.,..! l.t.,.,.
I _~<__."_v a__il>?l ? I Only Oaatmma,
fV-.TK^ a.tt. a!?_,? i ....._. neut nt
-|rer:l.t f_. CM, ., .-rt g?vl?k Hm
ie__._>n.*.f ii. k.J.Ll i..._ _D_._l.te'
? ire nM al ., Mae riMina. Tulls
IO ?III.-., lt- '??" .l-.*.i-re_j r.,h.:,tu.
uk..un., io. ,.,..,... <i lifeuri... ereen. 4a
i .'if..* I, [.."i ..fi, i..ur_>ei.:. >.
'If,;i_r t"r I ?.. ..?." launer, _. rri...
Hall. I",'*'.oal.le. Som. /_,_.
. Cit. i.i'?k.-. u. _?_-.< ? ..l_..._j I'lnrr
..M .ran I-mu i" .i? "" .Ila. |? \
ean, Good and Cheap.
"PECK OF DIRT' ls soon consumed
lose eating tomatoes from the avcragt
erv. Ask vour grocer for
BARYEY GILT EDGE"BRAND
i want the highest fancy grade on the
;et. Our otheibninds are all nice, clean
? J. R. C. COMPANY,
Roaring Run, Holetourt Co., Vi
take pleasure lu taj-Jng to thoso wL .
good, clean tomatois, that. I have never
any canned more cleanly than at the
ry at Roaring Run, Va,
JAMES MINDY, President
First National Rank, Buchanan, Ya]
T TOBACCO SPIT AND BROKE
YOUR LIFE AWAY
rou want to quit tobacco using easily
orever, bo made well, strong, magnetic,
f new life and vigor, take No-To-Bae,
(Hider worker that makes weak men
g. Many gain len pounds lu ten days.
400,000 cured. Buy NoTo-Bac from
trim druggist,who willguarantee acuro
lot and sample malled free. Ail. Ster
I'uiedy Co . Chicano Ol New York.
incourag-o Hum.' Et.'.:.,'risa.
ir.r=r-: --.- ~ ?-. ?_*--_____**-'~J'*
The latest cli-nilcal dlicorary.
movoi Crease Spots Instar tl\
sui Inji.ry lo tho ataW #_?_?_? fabric or color
ION-IN'lAI..SflBLE. K0N EXPLOStE
rou ?.(Kir. r SngSl MmMS. keapllapplyi*
?*jjiaH Chemical Co. VJarshalLVi
d, true, and safe relief for womau. Al
?c'llable. Avoid imitations. Oct Cat
ud save regrets. At druggists, or sent
, *1. Our booklot 4 cent*.
CATON SPECIFIC COMPANY,
H-.*-.-*-1 ?M Mtatmr^jaWmtfTt,.
MiarJtiase dov Wm the pWir* of drW
lutehdinff bilyera of oeirrl_i_r->? or har
cab tata dotlara bj M>ii_U___r for tho
.fra* oa tn loci!" of tbe BlUurt Oerrlag*
___n_.?*s Utg. Co.. KlkhartTl-Hl.
There ia only one cure for Contagious
Blood Poison?tho disease which has
completely baffled the doctors. They
are totally unable to oure it, and direct
their efforts toward bottling the poison
up in the blood and oone*aalisg it from
?lew. S. S. S. eurea the diseaae posi?
tively and permanently by forcing otk
?Terr trace of the taint.
I irma afflloted with a terribl* Mood eUaaaaa.
Which wa* la .pot* at fl m. bal afterward*
?pr?*d all ?r*r mr body.
Th... .evan brok, ool Intei
?ore*, aad ll la aaej to
imagine tha *n8*rln? I
endured. Balor. I ha
?ame oontlnoed that the
doo lor* eon ld do no food.
I had apenl a hundred
dollar*, wlileh waa r.alIt
thrown away. I than
triad var lon a patent
n-edleln.e, but thar did
not r*anh th* dl*?a*.
When I bad flnlahad mj
drat boitl* ot 8. 6. 8. I
waa f rea Mr IrairoY.tl
and waa delighted with
tha raault. Tha lar<-? r?d aplotehe* on mr
cli.il began to pet. pal.r and vmall.r, and
befora long duanpear.il entirely. 1 r*falnetl
mr (oat waight, tieeam. .tronger, and mr ap?
petite ir*, icy Improrad. I waa aoon an Hr. fr
well, and mr (tia a* elaar aa a pl*** of al***
H. L. Mriu, lOOMalUrrr St., Newark, N. J.
Don't deatroy all possible chance of a
oure by taking the doctor'* treatment
of mercury ana potash. These minerals
eause the hair to fall out, and will
wrock the entire system.
is itiiei.y tioitaBli, and is the only
blood reinedy guaranteed to contain no
potaah, me-rcrary, or other mineral.
Books on the disease and Its treat*
mont malled fiae by Swift SpeoiflcCom?
pany, Atlanta, Georgia.
ME EARRINGS OF THE COUNI
It wah in the palmiest days of tbe
>ccond Empire. It wes an evening in
nilla inter. Tbe Paris season was at
ts height, and a brilliant audience had
ssembled at the Theatro Francais to
itness. tbe performance of Jules San
(huh delightful play, "Mademoiselle
e la Seigliere."
Tbe Empress was present, graceful
ml beautiful; the Emperor at her aide,
rapped in his favorite air of gloomy
^traction, which,like Lord Burleigh's
lebrated aod, was supposed to mean
' much, yet which, viewed by the im
irtiul light of subsequent veracious
story, teems to hare signified so lit
>. Several officers in glittering uni
rms were in attendance, sparkling
th decoiations showered upon tberu
a grateful sovereign; and among
esc gallant warriors, conspicuous by
i?on of his attire, was a solitary,
tn ble, black-coated civilan, in oreli
ry evening elres"", with the inevitable
?ck of red at his buttonhole.
In a box, immediately opposite tbat
cupied by their Imperial Majesties,
s a young and exceedingly nand?
oo Russian lady, Countess Ivanoff,
leeming whose manifold fascina
na tho great world of Paris elected
interest itself considerably.
Che beauty and wit of this fair
ri hern enchantress were the theme
avery masculine tongue, and her
gnificent diamonds the envy of all
linine beholders. The countess was
oiupanied by her husband, a man of
^he curtain foll after the first act.
e Emporor and Empress withdrew
ing the intermission. Many hum
r mortals followed their example ;
?>ng them Count Ivanoff, apparently
lowise disturbed by the fact that
"gilded youth" in the stalls were
igiDg a small battery of opora-glas 8
o betr upen tho dazzling charms of
beautiful wife. The Countess
ied back in her luxurious chair,
ling herself, serenely indifferent to
inferest ste was exciting. In ihe
light of her curtain-shaded box,
glitter cf her splendid diamonds
ied to form a sort of luminous
round h. r graceful head; a myriad
nm brilliants gleamed among the
iel of her gold-brown hair, and two
?less stones flashed and twinkled
:r little -.hell-tinted ears.
ie count had been gone but a few
ites when thero was a gentle knock
e door and in anawer to the
(teas' "Enter," the usher appeared,
'ardoD, 'Mme. la Com tease; a gen
in charged with a nieteage from
Majesty tbe Empress waits in the
lor, and do-ire i to know if mad
will havo the goodness to receive
ertainly. Enter, I beg of you,
ieur." replied the Countess, as she
nized the distinguished-looking
an she had already not it ced
se proximity to the Emperor in
e visitor advanced a fow steps,
itanding in deep shadow, said
trust my intrusion may be pad
I, I am desired by her Majesty
: a favor of Mme. la Com tess, and,
i same time, to beg that she will
the goodnes to excu:e a some
io obligation will be mine if I can
even tba least vf Har Majesty's
wishes,"* replied "he Countese.
"The ca*e is this," explained tho
gentleman. "An argument ha?i ari en
concerning the size ot the diamonds in
your eurriog, and those of the Count
es*i Woronzoff. Tlie Empress begs that
you will entrust ono of your pendants
to her care for a few moment', as the
only satisfactory method of diBp ising
of the vexed question. I will myself
return it the instant Her Majesty gives
it back into my keeping.''
"With the greatest plocsure," agreed
tho Countess, detaching lhe precious
jewel forthw.th, and depositing it with?
out nr's/fiving, in the outstretched
palm of the Imperial messenger. The
ConntaBs bestowed a smile and gri
cious bow of dia*mie-*sal upon Her
majesty's distinguished ambasoador.
Shortly afterward Count Ivanoff re?
lumed. "I have been talking to Du
nont," he remarked, as he seated him
lelf. "Clever follow, Dumont. I am J b
lot surprised at the Emperor's par I Lai?
ty for him ; he must find him useful
chen ho is in want of an idea."
"Who is Dumont?" inquired the
Countess, with languid interest.
"That is rather a difficult quoition,"
eplied tbe Count, smiling; "there are | wi
averal editions of his biography?all
ifferent, probably none of them true,
?cok, he has just entered the Em
eror's box?the man in the black coat."
"Is that M. Dumont?" exclaimed the
ouutesfc, "if so, ho has been here while
*>u were away. He came on the part
' tho Empress, nnd carried off one of
y earrings which Her Majesty wished
compare with one of the Countess
"Dumont! Impossible! I was talk
g to him tho whole time I was ab
"Ncvertheloa?, doar, ho has been
re, and has taken my earring. See!
"Effectively," agreed the Count;with
;rim smile; '-out Dumont has not
.en it. It is to the last degree un
ely that the Empress would make
:h a request. Depend upon it, you
re boen the victim of a thief made
'Impossible!" cried the Countess in
* turn. "The affair is absolutely as
all you. It was the veritable M, Du
nt who came into this box and took
ny my diamond. Only wait a little,
I he will bring it back intact."
'To wait a little is to lessen the
nee of its recovery. I will go and
uire of Dumont, if I can get at bim,
allier he has been seized with a sud
i attack of kleptomania; becauso the
i of the Empress having sent him
ming about the theater borrowing
dy's jewels I regard as prepoeter
Ab, theso Parisian thieves!"
'ith this the Count departed, and
second act was nearly at an end
ire he returned. In the meantime
Countess perceived that she was
ibject of interest to the occupants
ie Imperial box.
[ was right," whispered the Count,
itering and bending over his wife's
t. "Dumont knows nothing of
: (airing, and, needless to say, the
tress never sent him upon such an
id. I have put the matter into
hands of the police, and they will
II that is possible to recover it,"
ie Countess was duly commiserated
empathizing friends, but nothing
I was heard of the jewel until the
irly in the afternoon ?ho Countess
ibout to start for 'her daily drive
e Bois. The frozen snow lay
upon the ground, and her sleigh,
its two jet-black Russian hones
ng their bells merrily in the frosty
tood waiting ia the courtyard
i the Countess donned her furs.
; rvant entering announced that
icer of the polioe ia plain clothes
permission to speak with Mme.
ate sse concerning the lost dia
irtainly," said madame, graoious
t the officer be shown into the
3 tbe boudoir presently came the
tes3, stately, beautiful, fun-clad,
ling her little gloves. Near the
itood a short, wiry-looking man,
;een, black eyes, closely cropped
,nd compact, erect, military fig
'he small man bowed profoundly
he said, with the utmost respect,
same time laying a letter upon
m sent by order of the chief of
to inform Mme. la Comtesse that
ilen diamond ba-* been satisfac
Iraced, but there is, uu fortunate -
te little difficulty connected with
itification. I am charged.there
>beg that Mme. la Comtesse
ve the gjodness tj intrust tbe
earring to the police, for a abort
? ?"*> U - l- vj ?*? t - f e. *** ?
ISM. i. t''inai' >]?
Tbe Koral il (be _M?k. at *.,**? balla, powdar
bssaa. Actawl leela tamm il ?mi e*e
tblrS tolbar tbaa e?? a lia r . r.o _.
Aasomtsty *v ra
*o.?. ag? aawtta m., ?__? .aaa.
eriod, io order that it may be com*
ared with ths one found iu Ihe possee
ton of the suspected thief, Madame
ill find tbat the letter 1 bring erro?
ll rates rn j statement."
The Countess glanced hastdy through
ie letter, and, ringing the bell de.ired
tat her maid might be told to bring
e remainiog earring immediately;
i is was docs, and ths dapper little
an, bowing deferentiallj, departed
th the precious duplioate.
Tbe Countess descended to her
igh and drove to the club to call
* her husband. Crossing the Placs
la Concorde, she related to him the
"You never weie induced to giro up
_ other!" cried Count Ivanoff, incred?
"But I tell yow, dear, an officer of
. police carno himself to fetch it,
nging a letter from Lis superiors
tching for tbo truth of his state
'If the prefect himself had come, I
1't think I should have been cajoled
) letting him hare it after last
ht's experience," laughsd her hus
d. "However, for tbe second time,
Ibe coachman turned and drove, aa
toted, to tbe Bureau cf Police, at
ch tbe Count bid b Jgo.l his com*
nt tbe night before. After a some
t protracted dels/, the Count re?
ed his wife with a semi-grim look
muaement on his hsndsome face,
l'he police know nothing of your
?ctiveor his epistolary .floris." l_s
, drawing the fur rug up to his
as tbe impatient horses sped sway
' tbe froien snow; "your second
ing bas been netted by another
iber of tbe light-fingered frater
, and, upon my honor, I think he
the more accomplished arlist of
nd from that unlucky day to this
Countess Iv anoff's diamond ear
s knew her pre tty eais no mors.?
- m ? Si
A CHILD ENJOYS
pleasant flavor, gentle action, snd
ling effect of Syrup of Figs, when
ied of a laxative, and if the father
other be costive or bilious, the
gratifying results follow its
so thst it is tLe best
family remedy known and every
j should have a bottle. Manu?
red by the California Fig Syrup
bi is known in history under ssv
lames. Tbe first was Antills; then
_. aft sr a Spanish Prinee. Fer?
ns came third, followed by San.ia
d the Isle of Ave Maris. Ths
.al Indian name, Cubaaacan, sig
sg ''where gold is found," waa
? adopted, and uiags sbortoned it
i first two syllabus.
?aot oalj to
laity ot %h* ec
i sara aad _MD1
sly, aad wai
is import?os i
to Cavifoaasa. *
tiona massfeetared t-s-atasrmt
Tba bltfb staadfa* ti tba Cat**
__ fro J. rauf Co* i.
rofewiaa* sad tat
_ tba fsasiae "
to _____ lk*w o/
trna ol tbs C
adtaaeo of all
pata oo tha
? without llT
ism, sad it
ita. Ia order ta (oil
i, plssss rs om taber abe :
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