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THE SORANTON TRIBUNE-THURSDAY. DECEMBER 15. X898.
8 n B W MM 0 0 0 V n inrfirfcirwviixfcM r jfirxijrijrijriurixiixXjnurtijfi nu V When I Was a Little Girl MARION FOBTCn WASHBUHNE. 0. X ?!i'fi'W5M5;!i 1. V y l?rnHlH JXJMxJ5JC 0X0. The AVoNey nursorv wns nil In run fusion Norman, the T-ycnr-nld, had his sweet fnce nil twisted out of shape It was no BWollcn that the gap wheto his front teeth weie mlsslns no longer phoned, nil J lauuhter had become mi painful nn nffnlr thnt jokliiK or met Mnient of nny kind had been strictly forbidden. In nhort, Noininn had the mumps. Five-year-old Ourleton was waiting his turn to shnie his brothel's alill' tlon. He wished It would hurry up. for In the meanwhile nil the Interest centered nhout the other boy. He didn't feci well, but didn't know how to ay so, nnd hnd been trying to senre up n good hnid ncho thnt would challenge attention. His mother hnd looked fol emnlj at him, nnd lenroveil him fur untruthfulness. In short, Cnrleton amis in the dumps. Dear little Dorothy felt the dlsluili nnee, and flow nbout like a dlstiacte-1 but Importnnt bnntnm; she told Carle ton not to speak crops to mamma, and "pooned" Norman's swollen cheek, and save him hla medicine. Hut hei zi'.il hnd outrun her discretion, nnd sh hi'd fallen with the medicine Rlns nnd spilled all the medicine, then she tried to wlpo It up bofoie Maggie, the nurse, could got there with u dry cloth, and, being still blind with tears, had fallen again, and outlined the other side of her bend. So Dorothy was laid on the big bed with brown papers over her bumps. Unby John was 'coining down " He didn't relish the process at nil, and was quite unawnro of the fact that he was an object of envy to Cnrleton. The dis ease as yet showed Itself onlv In two small swcllincs on his neck. So Iiuby John wns fietful with his bumps (lumps). Maggie, the litnw, had been up many times In the night. She hnd made lest less Norman's bed a dozen times. She hnd to go to the doctor's for moie medicine, and she was of the opinion that what they all needed, except the baby, wns good old-fashioned thumps. So mamma decided to play trumps She picked up the baby and put him wheio he nlwajs found comfort, bump" or no bumps. She distributed some maishmallows. one apiece, to be sucked ery slowly. She established Cnrleton In his rocking-chair, Just at her feet, nnd she snt between the two bed her self. Then she begnn in a low voice "When I was a little gill I used to make mistakes myself, about truth. Mimething as Cnrleton has done jut now. I suppose I began us he began, b.v pretending thlngp. I pretended I w.is t,lck when I didn't wnnt to go to 'chool I pietended I was tired when no mother wanted me to do things, nnd I pretended so well that I fooled ni self, even So then I soon got nil mixed about tiuth, nnd when I did tell a tegular story I haully knew It. Some how, though, I always knew when other people told stories. I could catch them at it an quick ns anything, and 1 thought then, an I think now, that llni' (whispering) was the veiv wnist thing ou could call anybody. Well, it took a good while for my papa nnd iiinmnia to Hnd out that the little girl whom they loed so deaily told stoiies Well, they tried nil kinds of things t i cure me. They told me they wouldn't punish me for anything I did wiong It I told them the truth about it, and that helped a good deal, though it didn't always woik. Tor instance, one clay I was late at school. The leal reason I was late was because I had stopped at a store to buy some candy and had bought caramels, and as they weie ery hard to chew, I had to wait outside for quite a while to get rid or the one in my mouth, although the tauly bell wus ilnglng when I got to the fchoolhoue. When I got Into my loom u little of that candy was still In my mouth, and the sticky brown Juice had stained my lips, though I didn't know It. As I went into the mom I lain led to my Mat, and said out loud '"Goodness! Am I late." Om clock must be slow.' "What's that, aiai'" s-ald my teacher. 'Come heie to the desk.' So I went up to her, not a bit afiald. "'When I stat ted from home.' T snid, 'our clock said only half-past S. 1 don't feeo how I'm late." "'Did you not stop on the load?' asked the teacher. " 'Yes'm, my shoe came untied and I stopped to IK It. Hut that oughtn't lo take such a lot of time.' '"No, it oughtn't, the teachei said. 'Was that all, Mar.v ?' Well, I slopped to mull a letter foi mamma, but that only took me a min ute.' quoth I, my eyes on the clock, looking, I am suio, ns sui prised and in nocent a little gill as eei cam late to sc hool. "And was that nil, Maij ." my teacher insisted. You see, I had been late seveial times, and hud nlns had such good excuses that she wns begin ning- to think something; was wiong nd so she asked again, 'Was that all. Maty?' "Yes'nl,, said I. And theie was the Mat lie (whlsperPd). 'What's the mutter with jour mouth.' teacher went on. iiae ou hurt it?' "'Yes'm,' said I again, thinking eiy fast 1 knew then the Juhe must bo showing, and I put up m handker chief quick to hide it. ' 'How did you do It?' die went on 'Why, I I bumped against the coi ner of the big door, huirjlng Into school so fast," I said, and the teais mshed Into my eyes, for I really didn't like to tell such stoiies, and Just lust night In m Players I hnd neked the deui Cod to help me to bo truthful. The teais quite melted mv good teacher's heait, nnd she stooped forwnid and kissed me. After she kissed inu Phe looked ery queer. I tasted pretty sweet, I expect, and smelted of chocolate. ' 'Mary.' nhe said, quite solemnly, tell mo the truth; have jou been eat ing candy this moinlng." ' Oh, no'ml' I cried, very earnestly, Mr ou see the whole toomful wus list etilng, and I could not have them all think I had told a stor. ' -Mary,' tho teacher said again, 'are jou suie? Think one minute befoie ou answer' But. although I wns quiet. I didn't think. I heaid the big clock tick off tho seconds of tho longest mlnuto I ver knew, nnd I heard a biff boy glgglo in tho back seat. That nettled It. I wasn't going to have any biff boy laugh at me. " 'No'm.' said I. when tho minute was 'JV. '1 hioon'l had any candy for a neck.' " 'You may go to your scat, Mary, and wnll after school.' " 'I'll wnlt nfter school nil right, but I hnven't hnd nnv enndy, I muttered ns I went down the nlsle between the desks. "'.M' how you must have felt!' Maid Norman, sympathetically. " 'I should sny so! Thnt wns n dread ful day J studied ns I never Btudled befoie, foi I didn't dare to do nny thinking, and I u-cltcd my lessons so well that tho teacher was almost sine I must have told the tiuth. My heait wns heavy ns lead nil the time, nnd the hnnds of the clock didn't seem to move at all. At Inst 12 o'clock enme, all the other children went out, nnd I was alone with my teacher, Miss Smith. " 'Was she a nice teacher?' usked Dorothy. "Yes, veiy I hnd loved her dearly before, but thl? dny I pretty near hated hM, because 1 had done wtonff and wanted to forget it, nnd she wouldn't let me. As she enme down tho nlsle toward me I thought ull kinds of wick ed things about her, shut my little tepth together hnrd, and stared straight at her, to show I wasn't nfrnld. She smiled nt me klndlv, and sat down In the next feat In front of me, facing me, and put her hand on mine. "'.Mary,' snld she, softly, 'vou have been so good all day I cannot think ou would tell me un untruth now. Was that candy or blood on your mouth?' " Blood,' said 1. between my shut teeth, telleed to think that she didn't know. "'Mary!' she oiled, lcptoaehfully. ' 'Well, If you don't believe mo what's the use of naklng me?' 1 said. "She looked nt me hnrd and I looked back without a wink. I got quite In tel estod In peeing how long I could kepp fiom winking. 1 suppose she saw I wasn't soft nnd loving nnd good, foi she got up nnd went to the closet w hero she kept her hat nnd cloak " You mny get on your things, Mary, and wait foi me,' she said So I got leady and waited for her. She went beside me. and when we came to the t -hool store where we child! en bought candy and books I knew she would soon know the tiuth. Suie enough, the shop woman piomptb told her that I had bought caramels of her that veiy morn ing, and so late she had warned ine I would be taidy Miss Smith nevei said a woul: only went out nnd walked silently .along w Ith a snd fuce I gue'ted where phe was going, so 1 wns not sur piised when she went up the steps of my mothers house and tang the bell. "Oh, mamma" ctied Nounnn, 'did she tell your mother''" 'Yes ' "'And what did she -.ay" Oh, what did she saj " "'My dear. 1 don't know. Thev laid a eiy long, sony-soundlng s-oit of talk, nnd sometimes they asked me ques tions, but I w.is too miserable to notice much ' " "What's mNeiable"' asked Cutlelon. ' TIih wu Mm telt a while ago Iv woise. As If nothing would eei be nice again. I felt like cijlng, only I didn't think oing would do any good. Neither would It." t'ooi mamma,' mummied Doiti, half a-leei). -Old oo want to ky?' "Xi and b.v my tun her went away and my mother and I sat theie In tho twilight, that mean Just as It was be ginning to giow dnik; and pietty soon 1 found my dear mother was iivlntr. I hat melted me and I began to civ too, and pteseuth eiept up Into her lap and whlspeied iuio her eni. Oh mamma, I'nisosowy' ' My dnrllng little ghl," wild my mother how mun lime hsuo jou sal V that befou-.' Do ou think Jimi salng jou are sonj makes you good'.' Do you think xoniness will mako people foi'get thnt mhi told an untiuth, and will muke them believe vou again whin ou speak? How ninny times have ou said to me I'm soi iv and I won't do It nnv moie '" And Jet thnt piomNe, too, you hae broken No, Maty. I cannot be Hew wliat ou nav am lunge i Youi woi ils ate nooked. You will have lo show that iu mean to keep vom- prom ise " " -IloW" I as'kid, eageilj lo gel hail, the old happiness Into my mothers face and my own wietched little heait. "'By doing It,' said my mot In i. "Well. 1 will." I eiled. Jumping up. But she ui sIIpiu and llieie was no smile on her face. ""What's the mutter." 1 ciled In ells, tie. -Why don't you look lmppv? Am J not doing ilghf." "'Yes.' paid my mothei, yetting up slowly unci putting her hand up to her bead, us ir it ached, 'I suppore jotl ate doing as light as jou can now " ""But I'm going lo ahvajs,' ciled. and ntshed up to hug hei. She did not put hei nuns about me and smllo bilghtlj as she used 'to do. but flood quietly and let me hits hei. ""I ant,' I said, with a big .sub. 'I ttulj, tittlv. tiulj will never tell an other stoij-.' " 'I hope ,o,' said mj mothei. "but It will take a good while to muke nm be. lleve It." " But I uid tiuly." I ciled In despair. "" -1 told jou I could not believe what jou said any mote," she answeied. "Your lips have foi gotten the wnv to i-peak title. You will have lo piovo jour "tiulj." Don't talk nny mote, oi tiy to huny me into smiling. I will smile and laugh with gladness when I find ou nie once moie my tiuthful daughter of whom I once was so proud. Until jou do move It, If I smile it will he because I foi get jou jor a little while. When T think of you 1 cnunot belt) but be sad ' "Then mj father cuine In uml I lushed away to wash mj swollen cjes. I heaid my mother talking to him soft ly an I binoothed mj hulr, nnd tried to feel that dinner time wus going to l bright and happy as It always was. My little brother oamo In to watch me, und I was near ctossly ordering him out of the room, but I lemembered I was go lug to be good, and didn't suy anything. Pretty soon he got to talking, uml when the diner bell mug we went down to gether qulto happily "At Hist I didn't notice anything wrong, but Pietty soon. Just ub I wns eagerly telling about a little girl at school who whb going to havo u pnity, I thought both papa and mamma acted queeily. They didn't seem to cuio any thing about It. "'And, oh' mammal' I wound up, It's going to be Jutt lovely I May I go?' "Yo-es, peihup. When I hear from her mother,' eatd ehe, slowly. " 'Hut her mother Isn't going to send nny Invitations. Rho Invites people her self. She said so!' I cried. Mamma shook her head. " 'Then I can't let you go,' Mid she. " 'But why not?' 1 cried. " 'Not until t hear from her mother.' " 'Her mother Isn't golnj: to Invite anybodj', I suj'. What difference docs thnt mnko?' "'I wnnt to know It theie lenlly is going lo be n partj",' my mother enld. " 'But of course there 1st Didn't I tell you?' "Sho looked nt me sadly, und my father, too, sat silently regarding me, Then suddenly tho blood rushed over my fnce nnd neck until I felt as If It would burst out of my vein. For I knew thnt they did not bellevo mo. T wns thoioughly unhnppj'. I wnntcd to go to that party very much, yet I could not go unless tho little girl's mother Invited me. " 'I'll ask her to Invito me!' I snld de fiantly. "'What will jou sav when she nsks yon why your mother wnnts her to write the Invltntlon?' nsked my father. "Goodness! I should have to sny that they would not believe me without n note fiom her. She would know thnt I wns a little girl who didn't tell the truth. I snt silent n long while. At last a bright Idea occurred to me. "'Will you bellevo Mnmle If I btlng her to you?' I nsked cagoily. Mnmlo wns the little gill's mime. "Yes, they would believe Mnmle, "'But how will you explnln to her?' my father nsked. And ngaln I wns silent. I thought quickly of excuses 1 could make to Mamie, of ptorles I could tell her, but I couldn't plan a He, Just now, after having had such a time all daj', and It made mo feel sick to sec how quickly the Idea of lying came into my head. "I didn't go to tho party T stayed home and was miserable, but I learned something, for when Mamie nsked mo why I didn't come, I answered. "'Mamma wouldn't let me' '"Why wouldn't she?' Mnmle asked. "I thought of a dozen excuses, none of them, of course, tine ones, but 1 would not use them. " 'I don't want to tell,' I said at last. " Oh, you were being punished'' ciled Mnmle, in n Jeering tone. "I remember well how ashamed I was, but I answered brawly: "'Yes, I was being punished.' "That was a dreadful time at home. They didn't bellevo anything I said. Mamma did seem to believe mo a little when I told her about my talk with Mamie, but I could see phe wasn't quite sure, and I cried my oj'cs out over It. Heie I had told the tiuth, when it was pietty hard, too, and got no ciedlt for it. I felt badly used, but It didn't do nny good. Ken my little brother wns believed, although I wns not. Many times, when I wanted them to know something, I hnd to get him to tel. them for me Gracious! How that did make me feel' And then ns dnjs and days went on I found that my teacher, too, would not make up. She und I used to bo great fi lends, but now we were not. If I was late, she would not let me speak, but asked me lo biing a note from mj mother. This made ull the children smile at me, and they, too, knew that I was thnt I was well, you know what they thought." "'Did they think you weie a 1 ", a storyteller?'" nsked Nounnn "'Yes, wnsn't it dieadful? Hy and by I gut In blnck despair.' " 'What's black despali ?' nsked Caileton, Dointhy had gone to sleep " 'I felt as if the vvoild gtew dark. As if the sun didn't .shine. As if nothing would ever make me good and happy again ' "What did9" asked Nounnn. ' "'Well, Hist of all I began to speak the truth 1 spoke It all the time, and 1 can led notes from my mother to my teachei, and from mv teacher to my mother, to i-how it was the tiuth. Theii I took my little bi other mound with me almost oveiywheic, so thnt he could tell them that what I said was title.' " "Dldn"t heaver tell naught j stoiies?' nsked Cai lelon. " 'I don't think he ever did. You see. he tuiw how bad I felt, and he pevet wnuted to have to feel like thnt. Little by little I found that they begun to believe me again. Little by little Miss Smith began to smile at me, and be filendly, nnd never shall 1 foset the dny when she "aid. -is I offeied her a note fiom mv mother explaining thnt she wished me to leave -.ehool eaily that afternoon. In uidn to go to the dentists'. ""Nevei mind the note, mv dear; I believe jou ' ' I bellevo you' They w ei e the sw eet pn words In the woild to me The tenis mshed to mv ejes, und I thiew my aims aiound her neck, sobbing out: "Oh. MI-m Smith! Thank you' thank jou!" I forgot all about the other chll elien. but as i went to my seat 1 noticed that they looked kindly at me. And icnllj, they alwa'v believed me. too, aftet that. Thev had een how nuiry I was and how Miss Smith believed mo. 1 asked Miss Smith verv klndlv, after school, If she would please tell mnninia. " 'Why clon t J mi tell hei "'" uked he Then, us 1 hung mj bend, she said, quieklj . 1 "Why, los, deui. Uf coiuse' And put on hei things and went home with me as she hud done lh.it sad du so long ugo Mv mothei wus so Kind when MKs Smith told hei ' And after thai the. coo. ueiiewii me without any proof, und so did papa. Fiom that dny to this t don't bellow I've evei told n wiong mm j. Anywnj, I tij not to nil the time." "And so do 1,'" ciled Noimiiu "And I," said Caileton. "We'll tij togethei. And now here i omes Maggie. What do jou think she has hi thnt paper bug?" Muinniu went uwny to laj down the sleeping I abj The papei bag eon talnod bananas, bought on the way homo fiom the doctor's, and Nounaii sat up In bed with u towel in fiont of him nnd chattel ed happily with Caile. ton while thev both nibbled the tiult. All wns quiet for a time In the Wolsej" nuisei y. MUNYONS INHALER Christmas bargains . THE GREATEST DISCOVERY OF THE AGE. Y h redHftilr flfU Mrir r Relief Given at Once. A Cure Is Certain Science Has Triumphed Catarrh, Asthma, Bronchitis and All Throat and Lung Diseases Can Be Cured. COME AND SEE IT. COME AND TRY IT They Are Many, They Are Desirable, They Are Reliable, AT A. E. Rogers' Jewelry Store 213 Lackawanna Avenue. ' Cast Aside All Other iUcclicnics nnd Trent- incuts for 21 Hours ami Give Tills New Sys tern a Trial. In recoirmendliiK this inhaler to tho public wo feel that wo uic pi rfomilnsf a conscientious dutj nr.el believe it will bo the mentis of relieving much suffeiln nnd suvlnif m.mj llve. We do not wish to Impress the public- with the Idea tint this tientmcnt will cure Consumption In advaiicid stones, but wo do nlllrm tint It will not only ctue Colds, Coushs und Cntairh, but that It will also pievcnt Con sumption, providing tho lungs have not become too far consumed by disease. It goes to tho inllamed and diseased p.irts that cannot be reached by mcdUIno tulcen Into tho stomach It permeates every air p.issage And nt onco destroj-s tho disease germs It cures through medicated and vitalized air. Jt enables jou to vceuie a complete inlmhitloii of antiseptics. it Is nn invigorating tonic- to tho vital foiees. You me not confined to tho mere odoi of a remedj. You obtain the lemedy lts.elf applied direct to tho ailment. A rcmuclv which soothes, heals and Invigorate. It posltlvelj cures Catarrh und dli-'-nses of the nasal organs. It positively cures dlacnses of the throat and lungs. It saves jou distant Joumejs In se.irch of health. It enables vou to cure j-ouiself at home. it Is a powerful et harmless nntlseptlc It Is as easj to bie.ithu as tho common ulr. It lenders mini cessary any cutting, binning oi cuutrilzhig. it destrovs nt once the bacilli of bionebltls and consumption. Its application Is not In the le.ist disagreeable Its use Is followed Immedlatelv bv n sense of relief. It enables vou to -ave big doctors fees It Is tho most rational ttentment known. It enables jou to bieiik up a cold It makes jou feel like a new poison Special Displays Will Us Made for Ten Days at the following Drup; Stores : Hatthews Bros., 320 Lackawanna Avenue. H. C. Sanderson, Washington Avenue and Spruce St. George W. Jenkins, 101 South Main Avenue. I'ollte attendants will be on hand lo answer all questions. Ilvervbodj Is welcome to test tho Inh iler whcthei thej purchase, or not FOR SALi: HY ALL DKUHGISTS. 1RICL WITH l.VLKYTHING COMPLETE, SI. 01). Hateful Men. alts Had illteen women ut n,j housa ihih afternoon. Some sent ot club my wife belong to. Putts Must have been an uwful rnc kt Watth Not so much ns jou would tliliiK Fifteen women n nke no moio noNe tliuil two. You bee, tin ro has got to be u limit soniew here. Indianapolis Join mil Nefatious Plot. Sain VX jo's gvvlno to bo do cenUldute colonel, I liln put jo' on tcr fome queer (.olii's on ob do folks what's ug'ln jo"! Tho Colonel Indeed? Sam Yes, sah; dej's glttln' up a rcglxr '(.piruey to stop yoiiah people fiom stultlti' de ballot boxes. Puck. A Matter for Congiatulntion. Vlrst London Tnllor It's u good thing the Piinco of Wnles is not like Kalsur Wilhelm. Bceoud London Tailor Why",' First London Tnllot-Jf he wut. I sup. posed it would bu hi v uuhoii to try to collect a blll.-Puck Diamonds We cany a stock of jewels, every one exquisitely cut and every setting modeled after prevailing usage and tone. Thera is no gift so appropriate as a gem of perfect ray serene, and 18 does not take fl fortune to secure something very beautiful. Wa can supply jou with anything in this line at prices atnazinglvj satisfactory. Fine Jewelry 'S We place a very attractive line of these goods at ilia 'dis po.-al of Christmas shoppers. It has never been our privilcgd to offer a more beautiful and pleasing line of Rings, Brooches, Studs, Scarf Pins, Cuff Buttons, Ear Rings, Chains, ctc at a scale of prices offering such perfect satisfaction to the pur chaser. We are proud of our stock and pleased to show iU Silverware We cannot begin to name the many beautiful articles shown in our holiday display of Silverware. We can only ask all who contemplate the put chase of gifts to come in and sec for them selves our splendid assortment of lich and appropriate presents. We are showing the verv latest designs and most popular styles in goods of unquestioned meiit. Our prices are very low, in deed. Be sure to see the advantage we aic offering this sea son in Silverwaie. Watches This comp.inv has prepared i-cpaiate specifics foi all dlsciM's which nie hold bv all diugglsts i:,ich rcmcclj is so labeled there can be no mistake With tin m i v i ij motlii r can become the famllj doctoi, Jlunvon sas 1 will mi ir.mtee tint mj Hheuniatlsia Cuio w-III cure theum.itlsm In a few hours; that mv Dvspepsla Cure will cure nnj uiso of Indigestion or stom ncho usililo; that ') pi r cent of Kidnev complaints. Including ISrIght s Disease, can be euied with mj Kielnev (."in c that my Catairh Cine will cure catarrh of the head tlno.it and Moin.i'li no matter bow e-hionle or lrng standing, thai nervous affections and dlMuscs of the heait nie controlled and emed bj mv N'cive and Heart Ctue that m Cold Cute will bleak up any form ot cold in a lew bouts. ." inns fin ." ailment-. Kvcrj diurhlit sells them mostlv 2"i cents a vial. TREATMENT BY MAIL. Wille Pi of Jluin on for advice which is AHSOr.l'Tni.Y I'llKi: The mo-t oh stln ite iaes Miciissfullv Healed In subtest lonlldiiue. (lulde to Health ' I'ltUi: Munyon's H. H. U. Co., 1505 Arcli Street, Philadelphia. OUT Or THE MOUTHS Or BABES. The cat hud se latched little Nell. Tijlng to keep buck the teais she held out hei hand and ald. "Pussy! Uhu me that pin immediately." Tenclier Tommy, what do jou know of the Sphinx? Tommy The Sphinx is a woman with a gieat head. SUie has not talked for i.uoo veais. Little gill of I, standing entranced befoie the window of a toy shop. "Oh, mothei' It jou wns my little glil, wouldn t 1 take jou In and buy jou tome of those lovelv things'" 'Ale jou going to slay with us alt sumniMi auntie"" Yes, (lea i le. ale jou pleasc-d ' ' ' Yes'm 'cause mamma said If miu did she would dlsml-s III Iclgel and save i Hough on hei wages to buy me a bl- Cle-Ie "Oh, mamma, don't lead nnv moie about cannibals being vv it Id el leu cook ing the inlsslonailes Wlij mj own dad's as bad as any of them. I henid him tell jou himself that at dlnuei last night he toasted all his fi lends " Little Om.hi had just leeelved a tiatn of cms tot his blithday und he insist ed on inking them lo bed with him. His mother piotested You should not tnke the eai.s to bed with vou," she said ' Whv not." asked Oscai. "These un- sleeping cats." Little boj- Maniiua, may 1 give what's In my savings bank to that beggar ninn? Mamma You dear, sweet little cher ub! Do j-oii wnnt to give awnj ull of thnt money your ui.cle gave jou? Theie was over a dollar." "I spent some ot It, luummu." "Did jou? How much Is there loft?" "Theie's a 23-cent piece left, hut the mndv nmn said it was bad." A little boy had come to school for the (list time. Tho teachei. to en louingo the children to speak, uslced them simple cmcstlons. such ns "How many feet have you.'" ute. Tho cau tious little man, however, listened without snjlng- anything. At Inst the teacher, noticing this, said to him: "How many feet did jou say jou had?" Afiald of committing himself, he snld: "Please, sir, I didn't hay I had any." I'lttsbuiu Ilulletln. Read The Tribune. Best in Scranton. The sale of first-class' time-keepers is an important feature of our business and the reason we are having such large sales in this line is owing to the fact that we sell strictly first-class watches at cMiemelv low prices. We never misrepresent our goods, but will at all times sell you an honest watch at close price and guai.iutee to give jou full value for your money. We have in stock for the holiday trade a beautiful line of ladies' and gentlemen's line watches which it will be a pleasure to shmt vou if vou will call. Clocks clock makes a very nice and acceptable Christmas gift, and we are offering the greatest inducements to holiday shoppent in this line. We carry a most complete and elegant lino oi clocks which, in both ornamental and time-keeping qualities, cannot be excelled anjwheie, at prices which will please and sin pi Ue j mi. -rrr-. :: ri LOUIS RUPPRECHT, Mr. Hardin Nouis, cleik of the diug stoie of It. Shoemaker, Perry, III., saj's. "A man came Into our stoio the other day and bold: 'I want a bottlo of that stufi that raves children's lives I lead in the News about It. The child dion may get sick when wo uin not get tho doctor nulck, enough. It is thu medicine vou sell for cioup.' ". He ul luded to Chumnerlaln's Cough Kemedy and bought a bottle before ho left tho store. Tor sale by ull diugglsts. Mat thews liios., wholesale und retull agents, 231 Penn flventie, Opp. Baptist Chiirch. PORMEULY KLUUnRG'S. We invite your earli est inspection of a large Una of choice, well selected 1 "rinira BriG-a-Brac, Lamps and Fancy Ware. Jl Our stock of this class of goods will be sold at very low prices to close out and some very rare bargains are offered. We also offer at very low prices a complete as sortment of French China for decorating purposes. MERCE 130 Wyoming Avenue, REftO CONNELL Coal Exchange, We Are Now Showing the Largest, Finest and Best Stock l:ver befoie shown m this city. We have spared no pains to collect the most attractive and most ar tistic goods that could be had. We have a grand display of DIAMONDS. Amounted in Rings or Hiooches, Studs, Scarf Pins, Cull Buttons, Ear Rings, Watches, etc. We handle only Peifect Stones ol Good Color. Stone Rings ot all kinds, a big variety, especially a nice line ol Opal Rings. A Mammoth Stock of Fine Jewelry STKItMNti SlLVKIt we have it in everything Novelties, Toilet Articles, Blushes, Desk Fitting. Pock, et Cutlery, Table Ware, etc., etc. We have just introduced a beautiful line of i.K Gold Pilled Toilet Aiticles, wananted to wear toil )enrs Ullll Will not turiiMl. Brilliant Cut Gla.,s best that can be had, Watches Are Our Hobby We have all the new things out. All the new styles and all the new improvements, fiom the cheap est to the best Ameiican or impoited. We can not mention a fiaction of all we have. A visit and inspection of our store and stock will convince you we are "no seconds." Agents for the Kcglnn Music itoxcs.