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DEMOCRATIC NORTHWEST, NAPOLEON, O., AUGUST 22, 189&.
Fttra tarty childr ) bod until I was' kivwo bit fannlv 1 mM snent a fortune trvin tocvre meet this disease. 1 1 f visited Hot Springs, and was treated i , erf trie Dest medical men, but was not i 'benefited. FPfM When all I things had T ' t I faHed I 1 determined to trv S. S. S and in i four months was entirely cured. The j r remote eczema was rone, not a sira 1 1 of It left: mv reneraThealth built un. J and I have never had any return of , CHILDHOOD; i S. S. S 10 a nun bar ot fnenda fur akin dia- ' f eaaes, and have neverwt known a falhir , cura. UfcU. w. IRWIN, Irwin. Fa. I !tt falle to mm. ' I area af tv all othar i j remarflaa have Our I Treauaa on Blood and ' Imtotny aiMraaa. SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., AOiota, (Lav W. G. COOVER, as usual, on the track with a full line of Cook Stoves Ranges Coal and Wood Heaters, everything in the shape of a stove Also, ' , Paints, Oils. Varnishes and Glass. Rooflog and Spouting done on short notice. Call on him before buying Look for the big padlock or PATE NTS Itc.onloklT obtained. Ho Attr's fea unleaa al lowed. Seal fall description and aketotaea or model,and we axamlne and report an to patentabil ity witnout chsrga. Boole and advtos free. Terma lower than outers; all correaponaence oonnaen tlal. Mention thla paper. Andreas, COLLAM JiH A 00., 1010 F St., Washington, D. C. febU-ly NAPOLEON Brewing Go. BREWFH3 OW Lager Beer L FAMILIES SUPPLIED WITH BOTTLED BEEE! OfSnperloiEioellenceand Quality . C. F. BEARD, Foundry and Machine Works, afauafictnrerofanddeslerls Steam Engines, Shafting, Pulleys and boxing, Braagooda,lron pip and fittings. Job work apeclal NAPOLEON, OHIO. A. S. THIESEN, GENERAL INSURANCE AND Collection .Agency, - Office in Coover'a Hardware Store, NAPOLEON. OHIO. PLUMBING ! C. C. KUHN, 3Defia23.ce,01iio, Ib prepared to do al Iklnda of sanitary plnmbingon ahortnotice. Allwark fully jimrsnteed.at Lowest Possible Prices. , C. C. 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VKORO. Jt araaai rsaawa tka Tor- Aaanwarlata Turk, "AaaT 4 BteU Wlpa Aamy i Taawa. Tim. Thai Kywar Tka raaafarta at BaUatoaw Xiw Yobk, Ang. 18. Rot. Dr. Tal mage oould not have selected nor ap prupriata aabjeot than aba one of today, oonalderlng the bereavement tbat haa eome upon him and bU household. B had al teadjrpaeparHd hla sermon for today, select ing as a tnplo "Comfort" and taking as hla text, "And God ahaU wipe away all tears from, tholrsyss," Revelation B, 17. Riding aoross a western pralris, wild flowers up to the hub of ths carriage wheel, and while-a long distance- tram any shel ter, thai came a snslilea shower, and while the rain was falling ia torrents the aun was ahining aa brightly aa I aver aaw It shine, and I thought, What a beautiful apectaolo this 1st So the tears of the Bible are not midnight storm, but rain so pan aied prairies in 6o'a aweet and golden sunlight. Yon remember that bottle which David labeled as eontalnlng tears, and Ma ry's tears, and Paul's tears, and Christ's tears, and the harvest at joy that la to spring- from the sowing of tears. God mixes , them. God rounds them. God shows them where to- fall God exhales them. ' A oensus ia taken of them, and there ia a record aa to the moment when they are born and aa to the place of their grave. Team of bad men are not kept. Alex ander in hla sorrow had the hair clipped from his horses and males and niatle a great ado about his grief, but In all the vanes of heaven there is not one of Alexan der's tears. I apeak of the tears of God's children. Alas, mo, they ar falling all the time 1 In summer you sometimes hear the growling thunder and you see there is a storm miles away, but you know from the drift of the elouds that it will not come anywhere near you. So, though it may be all bright around about you, there is a shower of trouble somewhere at the time. Tears! Tears I The Use of Taan. What Is the nse of them, anyhow? Why not substitute laughter? Why not make this a world where all the people are well and eternal strangers to pain and aches? What ia the use ot an eastern storm when we might have a perpetual nor'weater? Why, when a family la put together, not have them all stay, or If they must be transplanted to make other homes, then have them all live, the family record tell ing a story of marriages and births, but of no deaths? Why not have the harvests ohaae each other without fatiguing toil? Why the hard pillow, the hard crust, the bard struggle? It la easy enough to ex plain a smile, or a success, or a congratu lation; but, come now, and bring all your dictionaries and all your philosophies and all your religions, and help me explain a tear. A chemist will tell you that it la made up of salt and lime and other com ponent parts; but he misses the chief in gredients the acid of a soured life, the viperine sting of a bitter memory, the fragments of a broken heart. I will tell you what a tear la; it ia agony in solution. Hear then, while I discourse of the uses of trouble. First, it Is the design of trouble to keep this world from being too attractive. Something must be done to make us will ing to quit this existence. If it were not for trouble this world would be a good enough heaven for me. You and I would be willing to take a lease of this life for a hundred million years if there were no trouble. The earth cushioned and up holstered and pillared and chandeliered with such expense, no story of other worlds could enchant us. We would say: "Let well enough alone. If you want to die and have your body dis integrated in the dust and your soul go out on a celestial adventure, then yon con go, but this world ia good enough for me!" You might as well go to a man who has just entered the Ijouvre at Paris, and tell him to hasten oft to the picture galleries ot Venice or Florence. "Why,11 hts would say, "what is the use of my going there? There are Bembrandts and Bubensea and Raphaels here that I haven't looked at yet." No man wants to go out of this world or out of any house until he has a better house. To cure this wish to stay here God must somehow create a disgust for our surroundings. How shall he do it? He cannot afford to deface his horizon, or to tear off a fiery panel from the sunset, or to subtract an anther from the wator lily; or to banish the pungent aroma from the mignonette, or to drag the robes of the morning in mire. You cannot expect a Christopher Wren to mar his own St. Paul's cathedral, or a Michael Angelo to dash out his own "Last Judgment," or a Handel to (ord his "Israel In Egypt," and you cannot expect God to spoil the ar chitecture and music of his own world. How, then, aro we to be made willing to leave? Here is whero trouble comes in. After a man has had a good deal of trou ble he says: "Woll, I nm ready to go. If there ia a house somewhere whoso roof doesn't leak, I would like to live there. If there is an atmosphere somewhere that does not distress the lungs, I would like to breathe it. If there is a society some where whero there is no tittle tattle, I would like to live thore. If there is a home oirole somowhero where I can find my lost friends, I would like to go there." From Geneeis to Revelation, He used to read the first part of the Bi ble chiefly, now he reads the last part of the Bible chiefly. Why has ho changed Genesis for Revelation? Ah! he used to be anxious chiefly to know how this world was mode and all about Its geological con struction. Now he is chiefly anxious to know how the next world was made, and bow it looks, and who lives there, and how they drea. He reads Revelation ten times now where ho read Genesis once. The old story, "In the beginning God ore nted the heavens and the earth," does not thrill him half as much as the other sto ry, "I sow a new heaven and a new earth. " The old man s hand trembles as he turns over this apocalyptlo loaf, and ho has to take out his handkerchief to wipe his spec tacles. That book of Revelation is a pro spectus now of the country into which he Is soon ta immigrate, the country in which he has lots already laid out and avenues opened and mansions built. Yet there are people here to whom this world is brighter than heaven. Well, dear souls, I do not blame you. It is natural. But after awhile you will be ready to no. It was not nntil Job h.id been worn out with bereavements that he wanted to see God. It was not until the prodigal got tired of living among the hogs that he wanted to go to his father's house. It is the ministry of trouble to make this world worth lesB and heaven worth more. Again, it is the use of trouble to make ns feel oar dependence njon God. Men think that they can do- anything until God shows them them can do nothing at all. We lav our great plans, and we like to execute them. It looks birr. God comes and takes us down. As Promothous w.-if assaulted h.v his cncziv. when the lanw The Baby's Colic Care. Uppbb Sandosky. O. "Our little bov when three weeks old was troubled with severe at tacks of wind eohol Our druggists reoom tnended Dr. Hand's Oolie Core. We nsed it until baby was eight months old. The effect from the a art waa magical, giving instant relief and no bnd effects. I recommend it with p'easare to every mother in the land. Mrs. C. W. Crame." Dr. Hand'a Remedies for children sold by all druggists far 20c uroes nun M oprno a great swelling tbat bad threatened hla death, and ha got wall. So U Is toe arrow of trouble that lets out great ewelllnga of pride. Wa never feel our eVpendrsoe upon tiod nntil wo get trou ble. I was riding with my little child along the road, and ahe asked If abe might drive. I aaid, "Certainly." I handed aver the mine to her, and I bad to admire the glea with which abe drove. But after awhile we mot a team, and we had to turn tut. The road waa narrow, and it waa eheor down on both aides. She handed the relna over to ms and said, "I think yoa had bet' it take charge of the bone." So we are ail children, and on this road of life we Ilka to drive. It gives one auch an appnaraneo of superiority and power. It looks big. But after awhile we meet some obstacle, and ws have to turn out, and the road la narrow, and it is sheer down on both aides, and then we are willing that Uoa should take the relna and drive. Ah, my friends, we get npaet so often because we do not band over the reins soon enough. 11 aaar Ia Trouble. After a mat haa had trouble prayer la with him a taking hold of the arm ot God and crying out for help. I have heard ear nest prayers on two or three occasions that I remember. Once, on the Cincinnati ex press train, going at 40 miles the hour. the train jumped the track, and we were peara ohasm .80 feet deep, and the men who, a few minutes before, had been swear ing and blaspheming God began to pull and jerk at the bull rope, and got up on the backs of the seats, and cried out, "O God, save us I" There waa another time. about 800 miles out at sea, on a foundering steamer, after the last lifeboat had been split finer than kindling wood. Tliey pray ed then. Why ia it you so often hear people, In reciting the lost experience of aome friend, say, "Hemadetho most beau tiful prayer I ever heard?" What makes It beautiful? It is the earnestness of it. Oh 1 I tell you, a man la in earnest when his stripped and naked soul wades out in the aoundless, shoreless, bottomless ocean of etomity. It ia trouble, my friends, that makes ns feel our dependence upon God. We do not know our own weakness or God's strength until the last plank breaks. It ia con temptible in us when there is nothing else to take hold of that we catch hold of God only. Why, you do not know who the Lord is! He is not an autocrat seated far up in a palace from which he emerges once a year, preceded by heralds swinging swords to clear the way. No. But a Father will ing at our call to stand by us in every crisis and predicament of life. I tell you what some of you business men make me think of. A young man goes off from home to earn his fortune. He goes with his moth er's consent and benediction. She has large wealth, but he wants to make hla own fortune. He goes far away, falls sick, gets out of money. He sends for the hotel keeper where he Is staying, asking for le nience, and the answer he gets is, "If. you don't pay up Saturday night, you'll b re moved to the hospital." The young man sends to a comrade In the same building. No help. He writes to a banker who was a friend of his de ceased father. No relief. He writes to -n old schoolmate, but gets no help. Satur day night comes, and he ia moved to the hospital. The Idat Beaort, Getting there, be is frenzied with grief, and he borrows a sheet ot paper and a pos 'tage stamp, and he alts down and he writes home, saying: "Dear mother, I am sick unto death. Come." It ia ten minutes of 10 o'clock when she gets the letter. At 10 o'clock the train starts. She Is five min utes from the depot. She gets there in time to have Ave minutes to spare. She wonders why a train that can go SO miles an hour cannot go 60 miles an hour. She rushes into the hospital. She says: "My son, what does all this mean? Why didn't you send for me? You sent to everybody but me. You knew I oould and would help you. Is this the reward I get for my kindness to you always?" She bundles him up, takes him home and gets him well very soon. Now, eome of you treat God just as that young man treated bis mother. When yon get into a finanolal perplexity, you call ou the banker, you call on the broker, you coll on your credit ors, yon caJl on your lawyer for legal counsel, you call upon everybody, and when you cannot get any help, then you go to God. You sayv"0 Lord, I come to thoe! Help me now out of my perplexity." And the Lord comes, though it is the eleventh hour. He says: "Why did you not send for me before? As one whom his mother oomforteth, so will I comfort you." It is to throw us back upon God that we have this ministry of tears. Again, it is the use of trouble to capac itate us for the office of sympathy. The priests, under the old dispensation, wore set apart by having water sprinkled upon their hands, feet and bead, and by the sprinkling of tears peoplo are now set apart to tho office of sympathy. When we are in prosperity, we like to have a great many young people around us, and we laugh when they laugh and we romp when they romp, and we sing when they sing, but when we have trouble we like plenty of old folks around. Why? They know how to talk. 'fake an aged mother 70 years of age, and sho is almost omnipotent In comfort. Why? She has been through it all. At 7 o'clock in the morning she goes over to comfort a young mother who has just lost her babe. Grandmother knows all about that ti-uublo. Fifty years ago she felt it. At 13 o'clock of that day she goes over to oonifort a widowed soul. She knows all about that. She has been walking in that dark valley 30 years. At 4 o'ljloek in the nftornoon some one knocks at the door, wanting bread. She knows all about that. Two or three times in her life she came to her last loaf. At 10 o'clock that night she goes over to sit up with some one sovon;ly sick. She knows all about it. She knows all about fevers and pleurisies and broken bones. She has been doctoring all her life, spreading plasters and pouring out bitter drops and shaking up hot pillows and contriving things to tempt a poor ap petite. Drs. Abernethy and Rush and Hos ack and Harvey were great doctors, but the greatest doctor the world ever saw is an old Christian woman. Dear mel Do we not remember her about the room when we were sick in our boyhood? Was there any one who could ever so touch a sore without hurting it? Written In Tears, Where did Paul get the ink with which to write his comforting epistle? Whore did David get tha ink to write his comforting Psalms? Where, did John get the ink to write his comforting Revelation? Tb got it out of their own tears. When a man has gone through the curriculum and has taken a course of dungeons and imprison ments and shipwrecks, he is qualified for the work of sympathy. When I began to preach, my sermons on the subject of trouble were all poetic and in somiblnnk verse, but God knocked tbo blank verse out of me long ago, oud I hnve found out that I cannot comfort peoplo ex cept as I myself have been troubled. God make me the son of consolation totbs peo ple! I would rather be themeansof sooth tag one perturbed spirit today than to play a tun'e that would set all the sons of mirth reeling in the dance. I am an herb doctor. I nut into the oaldron the Root out of dry ground, with out form or comeliness. Then I put in tho Rose of Sharon and the Lily of oho Valley. Then I put into the caldron t&mo of tho leaves from the tree of life, and tho Srauon tiint was thrown into the wilder ness Mnrah. Then I pour In the tears of Bethany and Golgotha. Then I stir than up. Then I kindle under the caldron a firs made out of the wood of the cross, and one drop of that potion will cure the worst sickness that ever afflicted a human soul. - atary ana ja arena afSmil rneervr Ineir im arus from the tomb. The damsel shall rise. And oo tha darkneaa shall break the morning, and God will wipe all tears from their eyes. Jesus bad enough trial to make him sympathetic with ail trial The shortest verse in the Bible tells lbs atory, Jraua wept." The ecar on the back of hia either hand, the scar ua tha arch of either foot, the row of antra along the line of tho hair, will keep all heaven thinking. Oh, tbat great weeper la just the one to silence all earthly trouble, wipoaut all the staina of earthly grief. Gentler Why, hla step is softer than the step of the dew. It will not be a tyrant bidding you to hush up your crying. Itiwlll bo a Father who will take you on hla left arm, hia face beaming into yours, while with the soft tips of the fingers of the right hand he shall wipe away nil teara from your eyes. Friends, if we would get any apprecia tion of what God has in reserve for ua. It would make ua . so homesick we would be unfit for our everyday work. Professor Leonard, formerly of Iowa university, put in my hands an meteoric atone, a atone thrown off from, aome other world to this. How suggest lve iftwaatome! Andl have to tell you the beet representations we have of heaven are only aerolites flung off from tbat world which rolls on, bearing the multitudes of the redeemed. Wo analyze these aerolites and find them crystalliza tions of teara. No wonder, flung off from heaven! "Godi aball wipe away all tears from their oyos." Funeral oa Earth and Jubilee In Heaven. Have you any appreciation of tho good and glorious times your friends are having In heuven? Huw different it la when they get news there of a Christian's death from what It is. here! It ia the difference be tween embarkation and coming Into port. Everything depends upon which side of the river you.- stand when you hear of a Chris tian's death. If you stand on this side of the river, ywn mourn that they go. If you stand' on the other aide of the river, you rejoice-that they come. Oh, the difference between funeral on earth and a jubilee in heaven between requiem here and trir umpb there parting here and reunion, there-! Together! Have you thought of it? They are together. Not one of your departed friends in one land and another in, another land, but together in different rooms of the aame house the houses at many mansions. Together! I never more appreciated that thought than when wo laid away in her last slum ber my sister Sarah. Standing there in the village cemetery, I looked aroundl and aaid, "There la father, there la mother, there ia grandfather, there is grandmother, there are-whole circles ot kindred,"' and I thought to myself, "Together in the grave together in glory." Iam bo impressed with the-thought that I do not think it ia any fanaticism when some one is going from this world to the next if you make them the bearer af dispatches to your friends who are gone, Baying, "Give my love to my parents, give my love to my children, give my love to my old comrades who are in glory, and tell them I am try ing to fight the good fight of faith, and I will jpln them after awhile." I believe the message will be delivered, and I be lieve It will Increase the gladness of those who are before the throne. Together are they, all their teara gone. My friends, take this good cheer home wiU you. These tears of bereavement that course your cheek, and of persecution, and of trial, are not always to be there. The motherly hand of God will wipe them all away. What is the use, on the way to such a consummation what is the use of fret ting about anything? Oh, what an exhil aration it ought to bo ih Christian work! See you the pinnacles against the sky? It la the city of our God, and wo are approach ing it. Oh, lot us be busy in the days that remain for ns ! I put this balsam on the wounds of your heart. Rejoice at the thought of what your departed friends have get rid of and that you havo a prospect of so soon mak ing your own escape Bear cheerfully the ministry of tears and exult at the thought that soon it is to be ended. There we shall march up the heavenly street And ground oar arms at Jesus' feet, Pennsylvania's Executive Mansion, The Interior of the executive mansion in Harrisburg is being remodeled and refur nished, under the direction of Captain De laney, superintendent of public build ings and grounds. The double parlors on the first floor have been converted Into a large reception room, and other parts of the house have been remodeled. The walls, ceilings and windows on the first floor will be docoraled in Louis XVI style, with furnishings to match. The dining rooms and other npartments will be fitted with new furniture and docorated to correspond with the parlor. Much of the furniture in the mansion has been in use since the first term of Governor Curtin. The best of the furniture will be used and the rest sold at public sale. Philadelphia Times. Vreah Water Lobsters, Now, some say there is no such thing as a fresh water lobster. Tho Connecticut newspaper njan rises to tbo emergency and gives this in answer: "Bennett French, while fishing in a brook near the home of Charles Bradley, near Zoar, found a fully Ssveloped lobster, over six inches in length, wnlch he captured and is to save in alco hol as u curiosity. Few peoplo have seen fresh water lobsters, although Sid Victory, the veteran fisherman, stated that he hat found a few specimens in thu same brook. The lotuter Is perfectly formed and is a perfect likeness of his salt water brethren." Hartford Courant. A Conflicting Statement. One day Maurice Barrymore dropped in at the Lambs' club and met a few congen ial friends. "By the way, boys," ho said, "how is dear old Joe Holland? Where is he now? I should like to see him. " "Why, he's playing over in Philadelphia at Mrs. Drew's theater. Why don't you jump on the train this afternoon and run over there? Ifou'll see him play Brutus In 'Julius Cneisar' tonight." "I'd love to do so," said Barrymore en thusiastically, "but, thank God, I can't." Argonauts - A Dilemma. "I'm in a quandary," said the eminent official. "What's the matter?" inquired bis wife. "They ore talking about having a prize fight under my very nose. I've got to do something, or the law and order element will be after me." "Well, issue a proclamation forbidding it." "Yes, and if I do that maybe they'll go and havo the prize fight somewhere else." Detroit Tribune. Tending to Produce That Tired Feeling. Herbert and Reginald wore taking a spin on their wheels. "There comes a girl with what you might call a bicycle face," observed Herbert. " Yes, "commented Roginuldaftoralong Inspection. "Ordinary." Aud they humped up their backs and sped on. Chicaso Record. Two lii ves Saved. Mrs. Phoebe Thomas, of Junction Gity, III. was told by her doctors she had Consump tion and that th"e wns no hrpe for her, but two bottles Dr. Kinu's New Discovery com pletely cu rod her nnd sne rvs it naved her life. Mr, Tho. Egers, 130 Florid St. San Franoisoo, suffered from a drendfnl oold approaching Consumption, tied without rnsnlt every thins else then bonsht one bottle of Dr. King's New Disoovery and in two weeks was cared, tie is unturally th- nkfull. It is auch reanlta. of whish these are eamoles. that prove the wonderful effioaoy of this medioine In Con she and Colds. Free trial bottles at D. J. Humphrey' Drag Store. Kegalar size OW. and i.uu. . Old People. Old people who raqoire medicine to rog. lata tho bowels sod kidneye will and the true remedy m Eleotno Bitters. This modi. owe doaa sot eumaiata and eootaias ao whiskey or other iatosioanl, bat sets as a tomo and alterative. It aou mildly on tha stomaeh and bowels, adding strength and giving loos to tho organs, thereby aiding Nfttore in the performance of tho function. Eleotrio Btuera is aaaxeollent appetiser and aids digestion. Old people find it jost exact ly wh t they nerd. Pries tlfty osnts per bottls at 1. J. Humphrey's Drag Store. THOUGHT IT WAS EASY. Hlr IMdarS'Waat Any One Xiao to Pa pa That "Hire a man to paper that little room? Well, I guess not. I enn paper that my self." That b what Hiram Wakely told his wife. He waa a suburbanite, and the next Saturday when be had an afternoon from the oftiro he came home with hla arms filled with rolls of paper. "Now youi make the pasta," he aaid to bis wife. She began to brew a sticky oonoootlon ever tho gasoline stove, and by the time Hiram had the paper out for the walls ahe announced that the paste waa ready. Into the chamber which was to be treated to the coat of paper the head of the household had moved! the kitchen table to be used as a platform. A whitewash bruah waa on hand to spread the paste. One strip was dampened with tha liquid which came from the kitchen, and with a flourish Mr. Wakely mounted the table and started the paper business by fastening the top of the atrip to. the ceiling In the corner. When he had jressed the fibers into the plaster half way to the door, he sprang down from his perch and ran hia bruah down to the baseboard. "Now, that is the way to do it. It'a easy." He was stooping as he spoke. When ho straightened up, the strip of paper left the wall and wrapped Itself about his body likw the feelers of an octopus. Mrs. Wake- HANGING THE WALL PAPER, ly figgled and then broke into a rippling laugh as her husband clutched at his back to get out at the tangle. "It's the paste. Properly made paste would not act like that," he aaid. The buoket of paste was emptied into the sewer, and another batch was made under the direction of Mr. Wakely. This stuck better, and by dint of hard work the walls were papered after a fashion. "It doesn't matter If all the figures do not match," Mr: Wakely said aa he sur veyed his work with much satisfaction. "It will be easier to get the oeiling done." To reach the ceiling it was necessary to put a chair on the table. On this eleva tion Mr. Wakely perched while Mrs. Wake ly held the lamp, for it was dork by this time. One strip went aoross without trouble. The next had o tendency to wrinkle and sag down a foot or two from the wall. In an effort to got ib straightoned out Mr. Wakely stepped on the edge of the chair. It tipped from the table. The ceiling paper floated down like a pall and settled over the wreck. Mr. Wakely was on the floor. The paper was on Mr. Wakely. The chair was on the papor, and the bucket of paste was over everything.. In her fright Mrs. Wakely hod dropped the lamp, and there was total darkness In tho room. Mr. Wakely clawed tho paper off his face and then wiped the paste out of bis eyes. When Mrs. Wakely ventured baok to see if the house bad caught fire, sho found her husband muttering to himself and pitch ing the remaining rolls of paper out of the back window. Tuesday morning the paper hanger came. Chicago Record. Uncle Allen Slakes an Insinuation. "My dear nephow," wrote Undo Allen Sparks, who was spending his vacation down in the country, "I send you today a peck of fine, largo, juicy peaches, fresh from the tree. They aro tho best I have seen this year, and I hope you will enjoy them. "Your affoctionato uncle. "P. S. The quantity I really send you is a bushel, but thero won't be more than a peck of them when they reach you. They go by express." Chicago Tribune. Through the Glues Darkly. " Ha !" cried the bold navigator. " Bring me a glass." He scanned the horizon eagerly. "Another glasB. Ha!" After tho second gloss ho hod no trouble whatever in discerning the outline of a sea serpent, which was signaling that its steer ing gear was not under good control. De troit Tribune. A Live Snake In a Woman's Arm. A most remarkable affliction, and one of a nature calculated to moke one's flesh creep, has long been endured by an old la dy of the Willoby neighborhood, near Co lumbia, S. C. Tha lady's numo is Phebe Brown, end for more than ono-third of a oentury sho has carried a live snnko under the skin of one of her arms. How the rep tile found lodgment In such o peculiar pluco Is as much of a mystery to Mrs. Brown as it is to the hundrods of peoplo who annually visit her for the purpose of viewing the spot where tbo unwelcome lodger lies encysted. When tho lady first noticed the bow shaped welt on her arm, It was not more than two inches long or larger in dinmeter than a pin. But dur ing tho years that it has safely nestled in her flesh, absorbing tho woman's blood, it has grown from a mere thread to bu a snuko more than a foot in length and as largo as a load pencil. The eyes of the hideous creature are plainly visible through the woman's skin, and the scales can be cosily felt by rubbing the fingers along the ridge formed by the serpent's body. Physicians pronounce it a most remark able freak, and have endeavored, without success, to prevail upon the old lady to have it out out. St. Louis BeDublio. MOW IT ENDED. 'a Haawy aad Two TTaidai Took Plaaa. One of them had been away, anitlhe other was meeting her at the railroad sta tion. They greeted each other with great effusion. "Oh, yon dear thing!" cried the travpt er. "How aro you? I am dying actually dying to see you and bear all about it. The hut letter I had you and Fred wrro a, uarrellng horribly because yoa wants) to Do married in church and be refused' "I know. Ha inabrtad upon our bring married) aa home just because' he had tho whoop In eough. Wasn't it horrid of him?" "IndereJ H was. But it Is all .sattM now, is it not?" "Oh, quite. You see" "I knew it would be. Lovers' qmrrvets are not sarioua. Ho wanted to be married in the nsorning, too, while you were-sent on ani evening wedding. He preferred traveling gear, while your heart wwset upon IblII dress. That waa au, though, I belle. No; hs wanted to be maixfcxl on Tuesday, and yon on Wednesday. JDttell me how it waa settled. " " Oh, that wasn 't nearly all. Ha Insist ed that Ida must be bridesmaid ia -spite of all I said, and wasn't it mean? ha actu ally objected when I wanted Joe te he his best man. Then I wanted to go t Mexico on the wedding trip, whilo he was deter mined on a Canadian tour. " '"But you have arranged it all.'mew?" "-Indeed we have; there will be ao more". "I'm glad of it. Did he agree to board aba hotel afterward, or did you nneut to keep house? And, oh, tell me, did he prom ise to call your mother 'mamma,' or did you give in to his addressing Iter aa Mrs. .Van Tompkins? I can't rest until I hear all about it." 1 "Oh, wo settled that as we-did all our differences, In just flio easiessway. We" "And about the presents. I remember that he insisted upon letting all your friends know that none would! be welcome, while you naturally wantMei everything you could get. Did you: ajuarrel much about that?" "Indeed we did, without, coming to any conclusion. Finally we agreed to call In Joe and Ida and talk it all over with them. You see, I knew Joe would agree to what ever I said, and I also knew that Ida was aware that I knew she wanted to be in my place, and I thought aha would be careful. But don't you think, the mean thing just agreed with whatever Fred thought best, so it did no good at all Well, thank good ness, it la all settled bow." "Well, you needn't be so mysterious. Here I've been half an hour trying to get a plain answer to a simple question and can't succeed. How did" "Why, Fred and Ida are to be married on Tuesday morning in traveling dress and go to Canada on their wedding tour. On their roturu thov will h-aon limine, and of the celebrated Jewel Stows and vince you of their excellence for cooking or heating purposes. A Jewell Stove costs no more than many stoves of a much Inferior quality. Our trade-mark, on every stove is an absolute guarantee of perfection. Ask for a Jewel; take no other. You will never regret your purchase. Henry Meyer SURPRISES EVERYBODY OV ER FRESH ARRIVALS OB' (loth.ng ! Gents Furnishings, Hats and Caps of Latest Styles. Surprised, 1st, at Surprised, 2d, at Surprised, 3d, at Surprised, 4th, at We have been some time in here and ready for you; we announce Bargains All Through the House. We solicit a comparison of goods and prices, knowing you will find that our big stock is the best and cheapest. Respectfully, HENRY MEYER, KC00000C-0000C-CO000 Napoleon 839- 9 TZS?-!&JmMJWHL; ' -Jit.- ' bo Is always? to can bar snosbar'SarsL FUs Browrn.' They are to aooana aeiemnu and" "Well, upon my word!1 m what, if yoa pleam, ta to become at you, with all your aster trouav.ur" "Ob, tbat Is all right. Csratossarry Jos ta full dress on Wedneadaar evening. Ws go to Mexico on our trip.. On our re lorn wo hoard at a hotel. Joe- haa prom ised to eaD. my rmither 'mainmm' aa long as ho Uvea. And, oh, Dora, 1 wass yoa to some right ns to the houso with um and help mo to atldrm tho invito aaaa. Ws want to ant them out lu good. Una so that nans) of oar friends can find a valid excuxe for not sundlng ua a pnnt VJh, I tell ytM I am the happlust girl on earth, for I ana aura of having thinns- Juas my own way for tho nut of my natural. lata. Cua omgo Timua-HurulU. Craps Ia Claaete -BUHiu, "It I pleasing to contemi.late,Wa!do," said littlo K.imrttou Backbay a he paused to wipe hia spectacles during, a lull in the game, "after one baa 'scvanee- to nse the vernacular, that games ofiuhansehy means of the die for larger sunt-tha these pal try pennies we wager were one of the moat popular pastimes of the ancient Egyp tians, dating from the time-as AmenophU III, B. C. 1443. So make- your east, or shoot. I have you ' faded, .'"to use the collo quialisms incidental ti. this particular form of gaming on that ahances of the cubes. " And In this manner t'rkir recreated until lecture time. New York; Worid. a. Black TorotB- Wawdtnc Our entrance doca not cause any sur prise. Tho revelers stare- at us for a mo ment with strange, stupid faces. The bride and bridegroom. ated silently and stolidly side by side, take no notice of us at all aa we take our seats, near the door, after bowing politely t. the company. It Is a strange assembly. Tha air is heavy with the fumes of wine and tobacco, and the square, heavy (ierman faces loom through a cloud of Jauoko. There Is no laughter, no jesting;, only a Bubdued growl ot guttural speech. Now and then one of the women strikes op a song, and her shrill voice breaks sharply into the dull murmur of voiois. She sings a verse or two in a monotonous singsong and then drops into silence again. More wine, mora cherry tarts. From overhead come a heavy, measured thumping on the floor and tho twanging if a couple of fiddles. One of the wedding guests has gone to sleep already, wlt.H his head fallen for ward on the smears table. The two small windows are filled np by the villagers, who look on from the outside and who have evldontly had their share of wine. They shout remarks through the windows, which seem to ha-of such an exceedingly jocular character-that we are thankful our knowledge of to patois does not permit ns to appreciate them at their full value. Comhlll Marjaaine. Ranges. An investigation will con 17. G. COOVER. IfS Large Assortment Superior Quality Immense Variety The Low Prices. getting these "Surprises" all Fairo. J HAVE ENGAGED- Pfi -TO BE SHOT FROM HIS BALLOON!; One thousand feet in the air, each i day of the fair, weather permitting. EYcry Man, Woman ani fluid j Withia reaching distance should witness this aaaaaa aaaasa aaaa a oaa a' MAIiVtLUUS 1-tAl I cut DISCOI ORFD PAPFR