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"If sh** 1 all, alto sure?
ly saw tl and (eft to
avoid ? said lo himself as
he looked along Um gallery.
"And really, I \..u\e her
for not running '.?> meet 1 lie fellow for
whom she found ? wife. 1 hope I shall
be able to show I er seme slight im?
provement if ever we do chance to
With that he dropped the subject and
vrent on with his itinerary; hut the in?
cident had roused in him an intense
longing for home, which grew strong?
er and stronger the more he tried to
shake lt off. Ile faithfully obeyed hia
mute director, following ita commands
through North Africa and Europe, till
months later he was strolling through
tha Place de Ia Concorde with a prom?
inent Parisian, congratulating himaelf
that only Spain .tod Italy remained be?
fore him.
The obelisk attracted his attention,
and he paused 11- a hieroglyphic car?
ried him away to hi* friend in Bagdad.
Suddenly her face shut out the obe?
lisk. Her voice drowned all other
sounda. Her eyes flashed in his
With the quickness of reflex action
he turned, as a pair of fiery cobs dashed
psst him towards the Bois de Boulogne.
She was driving them. Beside her sat
a white-haired man, and even in the
"first shock Stanton realized that he had
Been hia face before. Behind them sat
ihe footman.
Her eyes met his in one flash of recog?
nition, but before he could move shs
?was gone. Ile stood silently wstchlng
while the carriage disappeared between
tha marble groupa. Ouly vaguely he
realized that the Frenchman waa Bay?
"So you know her. Happy man! But
you cannot win her, nor can anyone
else. They ssy she haa the wealth to
purchase a prince, but she is always
beside her father. She has beauty to
capture anything, but ahe will look at
nothing. There are noblemen without
number who would give their titles for
such a glance as you received. Happy
Tfnan! How I envy you!"
Stanton winced as he thought how he
had questioned that woman, in his of
Sce, lesa than :? year before.
"How she must have laughed at me,
evan if ahe did pity me and provide me
with a wife!" he thought, as they
walked away. The idea grew and de?
veloped, till he aaid to himself: "I'm
under no obligations not to aee this
-woman. She came to me without an
apology, when she had business. I
?will go to her. I'll tell her I am deter?
mined to be a different man and make
myself worthy of a real wife. She
helped me to win Esther Thorndike's
assistance. She may be willing to help
me to win her love."
Ile finally recalled the father's face
as that of Thaddeus Braddon, of Brad?
don & Burridge. One of the last vic?
tories he had won at the bar waa au
almost hopeless case against Braddon
A Burridge. Stanton had noticed only
the junior partner in the court room,
but Uraddon was there, and chuckled
In a most unaccountable way as John
Olmstead's nephew twisted his wit?
nesses about till they said precisely
-what they did not mean and the case
"went against him in spite of glaring
facts to the contrary.
Stanton easily learned the location
of their lodgings, ile found the place
the next afternoon, and learned from
a servant that Mr. Braddon and his
daughter had left Paris quite suddenly
and unexpectedly that morning, even
forgetting to tell him where they were
going or wheu they would return.
The tips of his teeth showed under
bis mustache as Stanton walked slowly
away, saying to himself:
"So she did know me, and there'a no
doubt she Intends to avoid me. "Well,
1*11 not keep her away from Paris, right
In the height of the season. I'll leave
myself in the morning. But we shall
meet sometime, my beauly, on this side
oi the ocean or the other; and when we
do I have a word to aay to you. I'm
ashamed of the man you knew me, but
T*m not ashamed to look you in the face
and tell you so. You are my only poa
albie means of reaching Esther Thorn?
dike, and you must help me. You must
That's all there is to lu"
Stanton took pains to have definite
statements appear, in the two journali
which all Americans read, that he hac
left Paris for Spain and Italy, whenc?
he should sail for America late in No
vember, without returning to the cap
"If we meet again it will be your owi
fault now, and you will have to lister
to me. See?" he observed; but th<
weeks slipped away without such ai
incident, end he found himself in Na
pies upon the eve of sailing home.
How he had longed for that time t<
Now it suddenly appeared to him tha
be bad no home.
Tho stately, old-fashioned mansioi
that he loved would be well aired an.
?warmed to receive him on the 6th o
December, for he had already sent th
order to Sam. and hist wife. But wa
that all there was of home'
The good old couple would welcom
bim back?back to sleep and bath an
Tbreakfast. But even that would ir
-crease their cares, and necessitate .nor
aervanta in the house to annoy then
It could not prove any real pleausre t
"Wha* ls there, after all. In thia goin
home that I've been longing for?*' b
asked himself, and the loneliness ]
him ana-wared: "Nothing-.**
. Ha waa Bitting at ona oi tba litt]
I. P. Ltpplncott Co.)
t?*-***: SmoVITi"gT Tn fhar wo^<Tl*-TnVfy
picturesque garden atretchlng between
the broad and beautiful Chiaja and ths
incomparable Bay of Naples.
San Martino looked down from the
hill behind; Capri lay a bright dot on
the hine water, and flashed, as the sun
went down, like a diamond set in a
mirror of ruby and sapphire. The black
murderer of Pompeii and Herculaneum
drew a royal Tyrian mantle about his
rugged sides and shrank away in the
deepening gloom till only hie grim,
lava shadow stood in the gloaming
against the sky, under the eternal pil?
lar of smoke, and down the long garden
10,000 lamps flashed out, enhancing its
marvelous beauty.
Even the waiters seemed happy as
they dispensed the delicious creams
and fragrant carlee to tbose sitting at
the tables. From the grand pavilion
one of ths finest of Italian orchestras
rendered such music aa might almost
have thrilled the frozen souls of the
marble gods and goddessea.
In the extravaganza of dreams Rob?
ert Stanton dreamed, not of the home
that would be, but of the home that
might be. He dreamed of Esther
Thorndike there, hia wife?his real
Suddenly the banker's daughter
usurped the place, and the home
changed to his office. Ha heard her
Tolce. He saw her eyea
"She ls here," he muttered, and, turn?
ing as though lome one had spoken, he
looked, aa ha knew that ha ahould look,
directly Into her eyea. And yet it
caught his breath, and for a moment
he could not move.
Her father was beaide her, at one of
tba little tables. He was listening to
the music.
She seemed unconscious, almost as
though asleep and dreaming, dream?
ing some delightful dream from which
it would be cruelty to rouse her.
For a moment Stanton'a very life
aeemed to stand still?ns a boat at the
vortex of the Norwegian pool stops
for an instant, shudders, draws back
a handbreadth, then plunges and ia en?
gulfed. And the whirling pool was
those flashing eyea.
It would have been easy to make the
plunge. It required a superhuman
struggle to drag himself back from the
"Thia is not asking her to help me
win my wife," he muttered. Grinding
H*r father wa* beside her.
his teeth, he deliberately lifted his hat.
Then she woke with a start. For a
moment she looked at him irresolutely.
Her head inclined just perceptibly, and
she looked away.
That alone would not have caused
Stanton to hesitate, but his heart was
throbbing. Ilia muscles were quiver?
ing. He did not dare to trust them.
"Not here. It is too public," he said.
"But to-night?to-night, before I sleep,
I must see her.*'
It was impossible to sit there, yet he
would not have her think that she drove
him too easily. Slowly he settled his
bill, and very slowly made the usual
preparations for departure; but when,
at the last moment, he glanced towards
her again, the face was still turned
away from him. She was talking with
her father.
With a troubled sigh he walked slow?
ly away. It was not encouraging.
A hand was laid upon his shoulder
and n voice said:
"Beg pardon, sir; my name's Brad'
don?Thaddeus Braddon, of Braddor
& Burridge, bankers, New York
You know the firm. You won t
case against us a year ago. W?
were right, and you knew it, but yoi
?mnmA+A our witnesses shout till ever*l
one of 'em waa ready to swear that h<
had never spoken the truth in nil hi
life. Never mind. It was business, an<
it was worth all it cost to see you di
it; only I want you on the other sid'
next time.
"Your name's Stanton?Robert Stan
ton. You're my old friend Johi
Olmstead's nephew. Your mothe
was an Olmstead?Mary Olmstead
I used to know her. Used t
think she was an angel. Think ro stil'
even if she did refuse to marry me. I
almost killed me at the time, and lt'
almost killed me ever since. You loo'
just like your mother, and, If you don'
mind I'd like to shake hands with yoi
"Good gracious, man, it takes m
back again to? Confound it, I'm prel
ty old for tears. I say, my daughter1
here with me. She's my sister's chile
I took her when her father and mothe
died. Oh, I never married. No, indee
Seema you and she have met befor
She caught sight of you here and aei
me after you to aak if you wouldn
come round and dine with ua to-nigh
Dinner's in one hour. Private lodging
ATI alone. No form. Here's the cari
And, I say, you'll excuse me now, won
yon? I must be getting back to he
or shell say I'm flrowin*** old and tal
Going* Chanda ""***?"?"?? n"buT.
Don't forget. Glad to have met you,
air. Hope to see more of you.** And hs
?was gone. ?
Stanton watched aa he disappeared in
the crowd, and, with a half-sigh, half
smile, remarked:
"If she thinks he is growing old she's
Ito bb < oN*nr<CB*n ]
A Story fo*
dons, but could the
senor the change give
for two gold pieces
of $20?"
John Well* Jerked
hia new] yu r g o d
horse* to a standstill
and glared his annoy?
ance at the heavily
bearded Mexican
who, wit'- doffed
sombrero, Lad sud
d e n 1 y confronted
him at a pcint where
the Menardville road extricated itaelf from
tha scattered jacala of Fort McKavett and
headed out for the open prairie. It waa
early morning of the 24th of December, 1895.
Wella had freshly risen from an unnp^etis-'
ing and indigestible breakfast of grease sod?
den tortillas and rancid bacon; had quar?
reled with the hotel keeper over hil extor?
tionate charges for the last night'a lodging I
waa hungry; angry with the sharp aleat tha*.
came dri!ting against his face from the
northeast; angry with the "infernal luck''
that doomed him to wander over the wild
prairie* of southwestern Texas vhiie th*
rest of mankind wera happily preparing for
the holiday festivitiea; angry at the abomin?
able cabbage-ieaf cigar which refused to
yield him solace from hia woes; angry with
th* world at large and?juat at that moment
?with the disreputable looking "Greaser"
before him in particular.
"Two gold piecea of $20." hs growled.
"W'here are they? Ara they counterfeit?
How did you come by them?"
Tha Mexican gravely held them forth In
hia dirty palm for inspection.
"They are gold, aenor. They were given
me by the American, Senor Black?who
sends the meat of goats aero*-- the seas in
cans. The money ia the price of 40 goats j
that I drove from the Rio Concho."
Wella regarded the Mexican with aeearch- I
ing gaze of suspicion.
"I know Col. Bill Black, and hia gold la j
good. Bat I think I know you. too. You
Sf Sta in the hotel ju*t now when I paid my
bill, snd I think I saw you laat night at the
store where I bought those cursed cigar*. I
believ- you want to learn if I have money,
so you can relieve me of it farther out on the
Tha object of Wells' distrust threw hia
arma aloft in humble deprecation.
"The Sacred Mother knowe?'."
"Never mind that nonsense," exclaimed
Wells, roughly. "I'm no baby, and I'll take
chances on you and all the Greasers in Mc
Kum lt. lil pve j nu silver for your gold;
and here in this sack is more money?whits
and yellow?that you may have for the tak?
ing. Don't be afraid of the guns?they are
never loaded?but eail in as soon as you can
raise your crowd and overtake me."
Ihe Mexican made no reply to this bland
bit of encouragement, but his snaky eyes
gleamed evilly from their covert of steel
gray brows, as they rested upon the plump
buckskin pouch nestled between the butta
of a heavy shotgun and a winchester ritle.
He was profuse in his thanks for the Amer?
ican's kindness, but Wells' only response
was a short grunt as be once more drew the
blankets closely around him and chirruped
to his not over-willing team.
It was a long drive to Menardville, and a
longer one to the nearest railway station,
the point for which Wells was now heading.
Ever since the middle of November he had
been driving here and there among the scat?
tered ranches, on a collecting trip for his
employers, a prominent firm of San Antonio
merchants; and he was more than anxious
to get back to civilization once more. He
had been successful in his mission and had
remitted several large sums by express; hut
bis collections ha'd been heavy during tha
last few days, and at least $3,0OC, in bills and
coin, were stowed away in his pockets and
in the buckskin bag at his feet. It was a
large sum of money and he naturally felt
the responsibility its possession involved.
John Wella waa by no means a coward, but
he was perfectly acquainted with the coun?
try and its people, and knew that the chance
of acquiring one-tenth the amount he car?
ried would be ?mrncient to prompt many of
the latter to murder. He had been particu?
larly struck with the villainous face and sus?
picious demeanor of the goat-herder, and the
uneasiness aroused by the little incident of
the morning hung over him during the en?
tire day.
Without making his usual noonday halt,
he drove steadily on, occasionally glancing
back over the dim trail, in momentary ex?
pectation of finding himself pursued. How?
ever, evening came without anything hav?
ing transpired to increase his alarm, and an
hour before darkness closed down upon the
bleak plaina he drew rein before the door
of a lone ranch and, without the useless pre?
liminary of applying for accommodations,
began divesting his tired horses of the har
Aa he unhooked the tugs of the off horse,
a towheaded urchin of eight or nine years
tame strolling up from the near-by corral,
crept into the buggy aeat and drew th?
blankets over his head until only hia boyish
face end sparkling eyes were visible.
"What's your name, mister?" he asked,
with childlike directness.
"Jack Wella. What'a yours?"
"Hank Grimm. I'm only Little Bank.
Old Hank ia my gran'paw, and he owna thii
ranch. Tha Mexicana cali thia 'Doa Botaf
Ranch,' 'cause gran'paw gives the 'two
boot' brand. Say, mister, do you know wh<
I thought you mought be when you driv
"Couldn't guess."
"I thought nubby it was Santa Claus, but
then I allow he's got more whiskera'n yoi
have. Still, he mought hsve ahaved."
Walls admitted that Santa Clans might
, by. way pf a change, concjudxjgjaahj^hii
aTTnO*-*- tTTp- -w im *r o***--**r**- OT tnTfJr WWltt*"
growth, or eran a amootbiv-ehaven face.
Further than that he couldn't, order the
circumstances, blame Little Hank for look?
ing upon all strangers with an ara ot sus?
picion; but he thought the chances of pop?
ping hie gaae os Santa Claus by daylight
were extremely email. Several million* of
boys, in different parts of the world, had
been keeping their eyes open for year* with?
out avail, and there had come to be a popu?
lar belief that the jolly fellow with the rein?
deer* ^raveled principally in ths dark.
"That'a the way he hit this ranch laat
Christmas, and I reckon he left it till about
the laat ranch on hia round*," remarked the '
boy. "lie didn't leave me a thing that I
wanted?nuthin' but a little tin wagon and
a pound of candy. Say, mister, d'ye reckon
Santa Claua ever handlea windcheaters?"
The appearance of the elder Hank Grimm
scared Wella the necessity of answering
this difficult query. The owner of the "Two
Boot ranch" was a man well advanced in
years, and possessed of a sturdy, erect fig?
ure, square-cut features and sky-blue eyea,
that told st once of German ancestry and of
past service in the annie* of the old world or
ihe new. He welcomed tbe traveler heart
i'y, directed him how to dispose of his
horses for the night, and then abruptly
turned away and entered the house. Little
remained behind and, in his quaint,
way, superintended Wells' every
A covey of quail that had been foraging in
tbe vicinity of the crib flushed at their ap?
proach and settled in the prairie graea a
short distance away. Little Hank clamored
to have one of them killed for his Christmas
br-aakfaat, and to please him, on their re?
turn to the buggy. Weils alipped a couple of
bird loads in his Parker, and, when the
covey roes again, grasaed three plump beau?
ties with a hasty double shot. The boy was
in perfect ecstasies over his success.
"That's better'n you could do with a
windell est ar," he remarked, in a tone de?
noting that he considered thia the height of
poaaible praiae. "Gran'paw aaya a shotgun
ls no good; but I reckon it depends a heap
on who shoots it. I never seed but one be?
fore, and it wasn't wuth shucks. It be?
longed to a man from Arkanaaw, and he
couldn't hit the broadside of a mule/"
The traveler's effects were soon trans?
ferred to the living room of the ranch, where
he waa introduced to the ranchman's aged
wife, and round that the only occupants of
the place were themselves and their pre?
cocious grandson. Grimm was a German of
the old school, with true Teutonic id ess of
comfort, and it seemed that unusual prep
arationa for the evening meal had been made
in honor of bia visitors. All in the way of
food thst the ranch could offer was on the
table, snd, surmounting the array of snowy
biscuits, ham and eggs, juicy steak and
canned fruit, stood a group of ancient glass
decanters, their contents shining in a grada?
tion of colors from deep red to straw yel
j low.
Little Hank seemed to look upon his share
j of tbe feast aa an especial treat, and after it
was disposed of hia tongue ran more glibly
than ever. At length his grandaire suspend?
ed for a moment a morsel of beef half raised
to his mouth, and uttered a word of reproof,
ury, my boy, it is not right that the
children should taik and the grown ones
listen. Remember, you should be very good
to-night. They say that Santa Claua to bad
boys is not kind."
"But aee," retorted the lad, quickly. "I
was good before and what did he bring me?
Nothing. I wanted a windcheater and he
brought me a tin wagon."
"The child would be a man before his
time," put iu his grandmother. "He talks
! of nothing Juit guns; and if he had them he
would kill us ail, and himself in the bar?
"1 w-ouSd lie a brave *oldier?like my fa?
ther," said the boy, bis eyes filling with
"And be killed by the Indians, aa waa he,"
reaponded thc old ranchman. "My child, the
Grimme have bsea soldiers since the earliest
days. I have fought, in my time, with brave
men to lead mc on to battle, and I tell you
there is nothing in eoldiering?nothing hut
bard work and slavery and bloodshed and
death. It ia a dog's life; nothing more."
Irater in the night, when : Little
Hank were snugly stowed sway in the lat?
ter's bed, the question of Santa Claus and
the "windcheater" came up again, but no
lengthy discussion followed.
ll must have been sometime after mid?
night when Wella waa partially aroused by
the knowledge that some one was moving In
the room, and called out to know who it
might be.
i>ody but me?Hank Grimm. Not
gran'paw, but the little one. You know?"
But that was quite enough for the som?
nolent gentleman from San Antonio. If the
sentence was finished he failed to bear its
conclusion. Sometime afterwards, however,
he was aroused again; and this time so thor
oughly that he heard and understood thc
words that awoke him. They evidently
came from the "living room" into which his
apartment opened, snd were uttered at th<
top of Little Hank's childish treble.
"Thar now, Santa Claus. I've got you thii
time, and either that windchester comes 01
1 downs your meat-house. No tin wagons
for me thia Christmas."
There waa a fierce curse grittingly mut
tered; the sharp crack of a pistol; and thet
?boom! boora;?two tbunderoua report1
almost aa one, shaking the adobe walla o
I the ranch to their foundations. A dens<
volume of smoke rolled into the sleepinj
room, but Wells charged through it wit!
ready rifle, reaching the outer a part me ti
just as old Grimm entered from soothe
I door light in hand.
Little Hank lay beneath the huge table
groaning dismally and rubbing his shoulder
Otherwise the room was unoccupied; but i
window near the door was open, and on th
hard dirt floor lay a freshly discharged pu
tol and a Mexican sombrero.
"It is robbers that have been here," ei
claimed the ranchman. "It is Mexican roi
bera, and they have shot my boy!"
Wells dived beneath the table, brough
forth the injured lad and placed him tei
derly in a chair; but he at once struggled t
his feet. "Tarn loose ths dog, gran'paw, o
he will git away. It's Santa Claua. and I'i
blamed if he didn't miss me with his pist<
right slap in my face. I never knowed afar
that Santa Claus waa an Arkausaw man."
Wella tumid from tbe excited boy an
approached the open window. Below it, an
directly to the right, the whitewashed wal
were torn and disfigured with shot, an
there were great splotches and dark, tricl
ling streams of something hk* red pain
ahipliat in ths light of tbe Ump.
He turned to ths old German; his fei
lattas Dals but collected. .
"Ton wm not need the dog," said ha*
"Tha man who tumbled through that win?
dow is lying where he fell?and I think I
will recognise him when I see him."
Wella waa right in both hi* ?urmiaes. In '
"layin' fer Santa Claus" Little Hank had !
taken a step that no midnight marauder
could have foreaeen. In forcing an entry te
Grimms ranch, the Mexican goat-herder, '
who had trailed Wells all the way from Me- '
Raven, had gone directly to his death. Hs '
lay outside the window, as he hsd fallen ]
when the bulk of two loads of buckshot had
struck bim, and when Little Hauk gazed '
into hia dead face, ita pallor more ghastly
still in the lamplight, he screamed and stag?
gered back, covering his eyes with trembling '
"I don't want to be a soldier," he sobbed. '
"I never want to kill another man ss iona* as '
I live." I
But his sturdy old granddam?descended, '
no dou*bt, from a long line of warlike '
Teutons?took bim in her strong arms con- j
"But this man wa* a robber, my dear.
Killing was his deserts, for he came to mur- i
der us all in our sleep. You saved our livea,
snd now would you turn coward and make
tu aahamed?"
"It waa not a brave deed," growled old
Grimm. "The boy thought to ahoot Santa
Claus and killed a lsry thief of a Mexican in?
stead. It was a bull's-eye on the wrong tar?
get and no honor is won. Still, I am g's i
it has happened, for it may frighten his
babyish mind from this folly about soldier
life and guna."
And so Kria Kringle did not visit the 1
ranch that night, and Little Hank had to
wait for hia ride?but not, as it chanced, bo
very long, after all. Arriving without '
farther incident at his destination, Wells
first care was to visit the different gunstores
of San Antonio upon an errand the nature of
which can be easily guessed. On New Year's
Bra the McKavett blage halted at Grimm's
ranch to deliver a package, and a few min?
utes later the heart of the younger Hank .
wa* bealing high with elation. Snugly
packed in a neat box lay twe guns?a tiny
winchester and a light breech-loading shot?
gun. It was a present fit for a king, and a
costlier one than Jack Wells' slim pura*
could have stood unaided; but his employ?
ers had been told how their thousands were
saved snd graciously donated two per cent,
of the entire amount towards rewarding the
principal actor in that Christmas Eve trag?
edy at the "Two Boot ranch."
Jersey City ls to hara a new $300,000
high school building.
Lincoln, Neb., will have a training
school for public school teachers,
Floy Sing ls the first Chinese child
ever admitted to the public schools of
St. Louis.
The board of education in Philadel?
phia pays ita messengers $1,000 a year,4"
while the average salary of the teachers
is about $600.
9. Joseph Vlsvaneth, of Ceylon, a
nindoo of high caste, who has been a
student in the University of Calcutta,
has entered Johns Hopkins university
as a special student of oaiental lan?
President Patton announces Gist ex
President Cleveland is to be a lecturer
at Princeton this year. He has agreed,
lt seems, to deliver the lectures culled
for by the Stafford Little fund of $10,
000. which establishes a lectureship on
themes connected with public life.
There ls a new chair of polltlca at
Princeton, lately endowed with $100,
000 by an unknown donor. The chair
is vacant aa yet, for lack of a man fit
to fill it. It may be that If Mr. Cleve?
land does well with bis lecture? this
chair will be offered to him.
The monument to Bismarck Is to be
erected in Munich from designs made
by Architect Theodore Fischer.
John Newbury, the first man to col?
lect and publish the immortal melodics
of Mother Goose, is io have a monu?
ment erected over his grave, which le in
St, Thomas' churchyard. Waltham.
The memory of the American poet.
Edgar Allen Poe, was honored recently
by tbe unveiling of a portrait bust of
the poet at his alma mater, thc C*oV
versify of Virginia. The bust is the
workof the Hungarian sculptor, George
Julian Zolnay.
V.. Q. Orchardson ls at present paint?
ing a portrait of Queen Victoria. Mr.
Orchardson has painted four genera?
tions of the English royal family?the
queen, tbe prince of Wales, his son, the
duke of York, and his grandson. Prince
Mr. Herbert, the sculptor of theTrin
' ity church bronze doors. New York, haa
completed a statue of Alexander Mac?
kenzie, tbe Canadian statesman, which
is to be erected In Ottawa. All traveler*
will remember Mr. Herbert's master?
piece, the Maisonneuve monument in
Salt puts out a fire in the chimney.
Salt in whitewash noakes it stick.
Salt used in sweeping carpets keeps
out the moths.
Salt on fresh ink stains will help to
remove them.
Salt in solution inhaled cures a cold
in tbe head.
Salt as a gargle will cure soreness of
the throat.
Salt and soda are excellent for bee
stings and spider bitea.
Salt and vinegar will remove stains
from discolored teacups.
Salt in the water Is the best thing to
clean willow-ware and matting.
Bait on the fingers when cleaning
fowls, meat or fish will prevent slip?
Salt thrown on a coal fire when broil?
ing steak will prevent blazing from the
(gripping fat.
According to an article in the Jour?
nal Telegraphique the total number of
submarine cables was 1,459 last year.
In the harbor at Honolulu telephone
service between vessels and the shore
may be obtained by connecting with
tbe permanent telephone cable in the
Fire engine manufacturing com?
panies have lately begun the construc?
tion of portable electric lighting out?
fits, consisting of boiler, engine and
dyna.no mounted on wheela.
Twenty-taree milea of aluminium
cable will oe used to transmit 3,000
horse power at a pressure of 10.000
volta from TaritTviHe to Hartford,
Conn. The cable ia three-fourths of an
inch in diameter and consists of aeven
strands, eaih mada of seven wirea.
$100 KEW A RU $100.
The readers of this paper will b*
?lea*r-d to I*"ara that thrr* it at least
>ue dreaded d>s-aae that selene* ha*
?****? abl?- to cure m all ita stages, aud
hat ia Catarrh Hall's Catarrh Cure
is the only positive iur-< known to the
m--d<oai fr?-**rnny. Catarrh being a
3-*Dstitu>ional disease, require*- a eon
i*itu-ion<il treatmput. Hall's Catarrh
ure i-i tskt-n in-?rual!y. acting direct
v upo i the blood and mucous -mr'aces
f mm system, thereby destroying the
foundation of (ht* di sea-***, and giving
uiv patient strength bv building up the
sonsiiiution and assisting nature in
doing ns work The proprietors have
*o much faith in ii* curative powers,
that, they ofl-r One Hundred Dollars
ror sny case tha<- ir. fails to cor?. Send
for Hst of testimonials.
F. J. Chbmet c*- 0).,
Toledo, O.
g****f"*^old by all druggists. 76o.
Hali' Family
The most valuable Christmas pres- j
pnt you can give your ehild is one of
Kee or's Pieiorial and Hiatorical
?Harts It will delight your child
Sen* by mail to aoj address on receipt
of ona c oller.
add res*,
John K. Rectos,
Little Rjck, Ark.
Bot 106
The 20*h Street Baptist Church has
moved its plaee of worship from its
f rmer plac" nf worship (20th street,
between M?io and Cary) to corner of
1*1-it and Cjraee street, and th-? name
lia*- alan b-*rn char g-*d to thav of Mace?
donia Baptist Church. Che publics is
invited to attend the servioes whi-h
tak? place at the usual hours?ll a m
8. S. 3 p. m ; r?*gii' -r ?->rvi ?<m, 8 p. m.
Rev. A B Smith. Pa st jr ;
Jamas Powkll. ulerk.
12 2-lm.
Special Notioe.
The ministers, lawyers, doctors,
clerks, insurance eollectors, market
men, porters, laborers, boot blacks,
men in every oeeupation, mercb-n of
minstrel troupe*, Grand Lodge of Ma?
sons. Grand army of Republic, Samar?
itans. True Reformers and all other
bodies thst meet in Richmond, take
their meals at Thompson's Dining
Dr. Humphreys'
Specifics eura by acting directly upon
tho disease, without exciting disorder in
any other part of the system.
l-Fe?->m, D>r?a?Uo-i?, lEfUnunatlOBi. 99
'i?Worm*. Worm Fe****-, Worm Colic... .99
3?Teething. Colic.Crjltxa.Wakeraln*** .93
4?Diarrhea, of Children or Adult*.93
7?Couch*. Golda, BronchlU*.'ii
H? Neuralgia. Toothache. Faoeaca*.33
S-IIcaa'arhe. Sick Heacuu-he, V<srUa*o.. .23
IO?I>y*pr ?>*l*. In<ll*r*?Uon.Wo*AS*o--aaeh.25
1 1?aiupprraaed or I'alndil Period*.... .23
li?Whit**. Too Profuae Per lodi.23
13?Cr??i>. L*ryneiiU. Hoar*ena**..'.... .99
1 4?Hall Khrum. Erysipelas, Eruptios*.. .'ii
1 A-Hhrumalitm, Rheumatic Pain*.'ii
IS?Malaria. Chilla, F*>var and A-rua.'ii
19?Catarrh. Infl-enxa, Cold In the Head .23
'iO? Whnoptns-Couab.23
27-Hl-lne, Dliriuc,. .23
?im?.\rrtou? Drtilllly.1.00
;*.0-?"rln*ry Wraknrw, Wetting-Bod.23
77?Orip. Hay Fever.25
Dr. Humphreys* Manual of aU Disease* at you*
Dru-urlats or Malled Free.
Sola by drui(K'?t*. or ivdi on reevlpt of prrca,
Humphrey*' Mad. Oo Cor, Wi Ulam ? John *U*v,
hew Var*.
H. F. Jonathan,
Fish, Oysters & Produce
120 N. 17th St., Richmond. Va
Orders will receive prompt attention
Phone 1B7.
We Puy_y
Old Mahogany Furniture
W oman's Corner St<
Beneficial Assn
Incorporated March, 189T
OPIC6 : - faa W. 1.81(111
Authorised Capital, 16,006.
Claims promptly pavia aa soon
{?factory notiee of sick- ess or dei
placed ia home office.
Louisa S. Williams, - Pres!
?late Holmes. ? - Viee-1
Bettie Brjwn, - - Ti,_
Mildred Cooke Jones, Bea. a Boa.
Boa Mn of TP?r?*?-*-**?-naa,
Louisa ? Wiiilaaia, *?.%??<-) Hs
Mattie F. lohn-rtn. A.n~ 4-4". Ms!
Scttie Brow a, Mildred C. -oat-*.
80t3 N 2Ni>p*T?-il!.BT.
Hair-* 'utting M-iving ".nd *nar
ing in First Cia-;*- H'y<e. Ponj
Apartir.enr,*- now np~-> ?.?? reo-iive]
Call and fee rn*.
Gold Cro wn and Brid** ? Wo*k
atten-.i >i ' 1 if
Office, 110 E. L- igh St.,
Ope i an <\cc ?u i with V
We will lend you arny amount
$5 to $1000 to be paid back io sim
weekly payments Some-bing net
parely mutual and takes the place
bank account to persons of small rn?i
Terms reasonable. Address or eal 1
Room 7. Ebel Building,
882 EastMsin 8trwv.
Headquarters of
ing, Spongeing;
Alteration of all knds.
My ample Preparations t<
Supply your Holiday Wants
at Once. Now, have yoi
made your choice for
and Workmanship Guar
Satisfaction on All Work.
560 Brook Ave.,
Next Door to Leigh.
The Cnstalo House,
702 E. BROAD ST.
Havieg remodeled my bar. and har?
ing an up-to-date plaee, I am prepared
to aerve mv f-i>nde aad the public ai
the same old stand.
Cr-oice Wines, Liquors <n\d
Meals At All Hours,
New 'Phone. 1281. Wm. Gustalo. Prop
New Pictorial and Historical Chart!
The New Nv-gro for tbe New
On*ury. with FsOts, Theories and 8tat>sties.
1* you hare no library you ean not do without ic Your children have no
incentive to Kb ir u-less they see it. It comaum our le.ac ing Instil ution
Lean, ing. Leading- Living Creators of Thought and Sentiment Every man ri
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for ir***?Qiza*ion ; Dunbar, for poetry; Tanner, for art; Washington, for e? ac
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faets eoneerniug the Race's progress. Our lamented Douglas and Cuba's lats
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The best material and subject-matter ever offered the pub'ie-Lithographs
Osnvae. Bent post-paid to any address for $1.00. Most rapid Seller ever hand*
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JOdN K. REOrOR, Publisher. 8C4 Broadway LITTLE ROCK, ARK.
'Phone, 577,
New Phone, mj3
Funeral Director, Embalmer and Livrymaa.
gMWAll orders promptly filled at short notion by telegraph or telephon
Halls rented for meetings and niee entertainments. Plenty of room wMi
all necessary conveniences. Large pienie or band wagons for hire at reasona?
ble rates and nothing bat first class carriages, baggies, eta. Keeps *o*>
stantly on hand flee Funeral Supplies
212 East Legh Street.
[Residence Next Door.]
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT?Man om Duty Au* Nxobi

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