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THE MAN WHO DOES THE WORK.
This life is a strain and a struggle ; We are born to a world of care, And of all the scurries and woes and worries I've had a bit more than my share. It's idle to say that It's even, And there's no such thing as chance, Though one has trouble, another has double ; One scrapes for the other to dance. And some they whine and they whim per— That's the kind that will never be missed, For honest labor there's always a neigh bor To lend him a helping fist. This much I have learned for my com fort ; It's never worth while to shirk ; Blow east, blow west, the world wags best For the man who does his work. —Century. Mrs. Small s Doctor T HERE was an assortment of widows at Mrs. Lancy's genteel boarding house. There -were widows by the dispensation of Provi dence, and widows by the dispensation of the courts. The melancholy style was represented by Mrs. Florenz— tall, willowy, dieawny, always in deepest bluek. There was Mrs. Ford, plump and comely ; Mrs. Terry, black-eyed and handsome; a Dakota divorcee— Mrs. Small—dried up, elderly, cross as her own pug; Mrs. Von Glumm, a mountain of too solid flesh, addicted to beer, and Mrs. Mayne, stately and white-haired, with patrician features. "Broken-down Virginia aristocracy, my dear," whispered Mrs. Twitty, the gossiping widow, who was acquainted with the skeleton in everybody's closet. "Her estate has all melted away, and as 7' ms ÎF~ MARRIED QUIETLY TWO WEEKS LATEIL she is living on the proceeds of the last mortgage, until the little chit of a daughter gets a place as a teacher. Pity she isn't handsome like her moth er ; she might marry a lot of money If she was." There were plenty of people who thought Ruth Mayne more attractive than her mother. A "dainty ariel" kind of girl was Ruth, with a wonderfully sweet voice, a wild rose complexion, and a gracious manner, touched, Itow ever, with reserve. "A china saucer of Ice cream—sweet but chilly," was what Harry Todd styled her after he had tried his fasci nating powers upon her In vain. One day Mrs. Small fell sick. Being a disagreeable old woman, with a wheezing cough, und fearfully stingy, nobody bothered about her attack, which was said to tie pneumonia. No body mounted to the little hall room which she occupied—because It was cheap—nobody but Ruth's mamma and Ruth. Mrs. Mayne was benevolent on prin ciple. It was the duty of a lady to be kind, she said. She went up to the hall room, which she seemed to till with her stately presence, and asked Mrs. Small If she could be of any ser vice to her. The sick woman answer ed sharply that she didn't want any servie«. She wished people wouid let her alone. Whereupon Mrs. Mayne bowed her Une gray head and went out. Ruth was going, too ; she looked back and saw the poor old creature make an effort to bring a glass of water to her lips and spill half Its con tents through the shaking of her fever ed hand. The girl went to the bedside, wiped the coverlet dry with a towel and gave the old lady crushed ice with a spoon. She got no thanks, but she expected none. She moved about in a quiet way and straightened things In the disordered little room. She drew down the blinds, laid a cool cloth on tlie patient's head and sat by the bed. Mrs. Small fell asleep—something she had not done for twenty-four hours. After a while Ruth rose softly to go out. "You're In a powerful hurry to get away," said a voice from the bed. Ruth understood that Mrs. Small wish ed her to stay, and stay she did. Mrs. Small had for her doctor an old practitioner, solemn and gruff, who had been her family physician In the days when she had a family. But the day after Ruth was self-installed as nurse, Dr. Crosby sent his young partner to look after the case In the De Lanoey pension. Dr. Wilmot found Ruth Mayne on her knee* dressing a blister with Mrs. Small scolding and declaring that the girl was just trying to hurt her. Ruth, half crying, looked up as the doctor entered, and caught the comprehending, sympathetic twinkle in his eye. She smiled and they under stood each other at once. The young doctor got into the good graces of the patient. He had the sympathetic yet commanding manner. I from I and the'strong face| the mägnetic"toüch and u * the wholesome physique of the born ! will on be the the a ing This ing physician. "Tell Crosby to stay and send you," said the bluut old woman after his first visit. Wllmot must have delivered the mes sage, for the case was turned over to him thereafter. Me gave it a great deal of attention. He came twice a day, and he was not particular to cut his visits short. He continued to call after the old lady was sitting up and had an appettie that appalled the land lady. Then he found his way to Mrs. Mayne's little parlor, and soon all the house knew that Dr. Wilmot was Ruth Mayne's beau. "So this was the secret of Miss De mure's kind nursing," said Mrs. Twlt ty spitefully. "I wondered how it was she was devoting herself to a cross old j woman as poor as a church mouse. She j was laying for the doctor." One day Mrs. Small sent for Dr. the Wilmot and paid her bill. As he was| of going away she asked, abruptly : j "When are you and Ruth Mayne going tent to be married?" The young doctor blushed and said ; "Not just yet, Mrs. Small—in fact, not for a long time." "Why a long time, pray? Long en gagements are no good." "Sometimes they are a necessity," he replied. "I have Just started out. In so. of a tc a a my profession. I must earn and save«the money before I marry. I would like 1 to take my wife to a home of our own." I sue "Ilumph! You are sensible there," j er said the old lady. "But I'll tell you ' how It will end. You'll get on; you've: got it in you, and you'll please the [ women. You'll come Into a fashion able practice; then you'll marry a rich j widow or a wealthy brewer's daughter, ! and Ruth Mayne will be left In the 1 lurch." the "Ruth Mayne will never be left by , all me," answered the doctor, flushing In- j dignantly. "Wo will keep faith with ! er each other until the time when l can ' au make her my wife." | "Hum! We'll see!" sniffed the old hy lady. "Come back to-morrow, Dr. Wil- ! mot, and bring your stethoscope. I want you to examine my heart," she called out after him when he had step ped out and was closing the door be hind him. "As If she had a heart !" commented Mrs. Twitty, who accidentally (?) hap pened to be In the hall near Small's door. it Mrs. ! I a of a In on go to When Dr. Wilmot came the following day, Mrs. Small had Ruth Mayne with ! her. She had him sit down by his fiancee; then she took a legal looking paper from the table and addressed them. "Since you two have been idiots enough to engage yourselves to marry, I don't want you to be still greater fools and go and stretch the engage- ' ment out until it's In danger of break- ' lng. Hla excuse Is he must earn a ; home to take his wife to. Well, got a house or two more than I need ; so here's a deed to one of them—a snug little house In a good neighbor hood. It's made out In your Joint that you'll keep your mouths shut : _ _ _ names. Take it and get married at once and go to housekeeping. No. don't thank me; I despise thanks; and don't fix your mouths to refuse. People of sense take all that comes. Take It, and good luck go with you ! All 1 ask Is about It. I don't want these women here to know I'nt not a pauper. They'd j tie toadying to me—Twitty and the rest ' —and I'd have to leave." j One evening, two weeks later, Ruth Mayne was married quietly In her mother's little sitting room, Mrs. Small giving away the bride. They went at once to housekeeping In the little house, which they found neatly furnished and ready for occu pancy.—Philadelphia Bulletin. A Slight Dtslld vunt/iice. She was only ten years old, little Margaret, but there were two young er children, and she had already taken upon her shoulders some of the re sponsibilities of life, but did not pre tend to enjoy them all. "Where are Helen and Agatha?" asked a visitor, who found Margaret sitting on the door-step alone one af ternoon, looking particularly sober. "They've gone off to have what mother calls 'mischief' and they call 'fun,' " said the solitary one. "And you didn't go with them," said the visitor, with a hint of sympathy In her voice. "Oh, no,' said Margaret, with a sigh, mother trusts me so dreadfully I I can't have much of any fun." Easy Answer. A Liverpool paper tells the pathetic story of one A., who is compelled to grow' a beard to ward off pneumonia and other ills. The woman with whom he has fallen In love, however, declines to marry him unless he will shave. "What," asks our contemporary, "should A. do?" The answer seems easy: Keep the beard and cut the woman. A fool can talk without knowing what he ought to say, but a wise man's si lence Is due to his knowing what he ought not to say. lng. A pretty girl usually has plain sail- 1 I LEGAL IOTORMATION. A stepchild will not inherit property from Its stepfather. If hens go on the land of a person and do damage, suit can be brought j u * ;,inst tl,e °' vner of the hens for aU | damage R-uised. Any person can free his land front j surface water by digging a ditch, ami will not be liable If the water Is turned on to the land of another. In Michigan a marriage license must be obtained from the County Clerk of the county in which either the man or the woman resides. If both parties are non-residents, the license must lie ob tained from the County Clerk of the county where the marriage is to be per formed. Adultery Is a cause for divorce. If a man lives with his wife after learn ing she is guilty of adultery, it will he considered a condonation of the of fense, and he cannot procure a divorce. This will not prevent him from procur ing a divorce for a later offense of a similar nature, or for any other cause allowed by law. The father and, In case of Ids death. the mo ther. are the natural guardians of a n ,i nor . if the Trobate Court deems the father or mother ineompe tent to care for the property of a Sp minor. It may appoint n curator to do so. This will not be done in the case of a person of unsound mind. In such a case the court will appoint a guardian tc care for the person and tlie property. If stock yards are maintained ln such a condition ns to constitute a nuisance, a suit In equity can be brought against owners, damages asked for and a request made that an Injunction be is sue d restraining the owners from long er continuing the nuisance. It Is a question for the courts to decide as to whether or not. under all the eircuin stances, a nuisance is being maintained, If a WO man dies leaving a husband and children, the husband takes one third of the property and the children the balance. If a man dies leaving a wife and children, she takes one-third , all ,i the children the balance. ,A valid j mor tgage on real estate binds the prop ! er t Vi an d the rights of other creditors ' au j heirs are subject to such mort | gage. The holder of a note not secured hy mortgage will stand on an equal ! footing with other creditors, of F.udleHN Trull. Gomer Davies, of Co.ttcordia, tells a story about a wooden-legged man, al though be denies being the one to which it refers. 'This man," says Davies, "was going home after being at a late ! supper, along about 13 o'clock in the I mojnlng, when his peg leg went through an augur hole In the plank ! sidewalk and he kept circling about that ll0 le a n night, thinking he was going home."—Kansas City Star. DeSitlhon Given by n Cynic. "What is reform?" asked the argu mentative man. "Reform" answered the world-weary ' one, "usually consists In merely com ' pel ling a man to stop doing things hla ; way and making him do them yours." I've,—Washington Star, TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY. The first Union flag was unfurled on the first of January, 1776, over the camp at Cambridge. It had 13 stripes of white and red and retained the Eng : ]ish cross in one corner. Take LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE Tablets, Is în "chbo^asc j The first temperance society was or ' ganized in 1702. j -- I —rrMWigm ■■■■■ ■■— —Tj I The Jar of | Coughing Hammer blows, steadily ap plied, break the hardest rock. 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Mr. : Bryce is one of the ablest men in the publie service of England and the fact that be refused a title on being se lected for the post shows the stamp of bis democracy. Mr. Bryce at pres ent is secretary for Ireland and lias been engaged for some time upon im portant reform measures for that eoun ent is secretary for Ireland and lias work and would have refused to aban don it for any other diplomatic mis sion. The attraction of the Washing ton post, however, was too strong to be resisted and he comes to the Unit HON. JAMES BRYCE. ed States with a genuine admiration for the republic. . . , Mr. Bryce has represented Aberdeen in Parliament since 1885. Ho lias been under secretary for foreign affairs and president of the Board of Trade. He whs born In 1838 and at one time was professor of civil law at Oxford Uni versity. He la the nuvhor of the Amer ican Commonwealth, one of the few works by foreigners which reflects a clear understanding of American af fairs. I CONTAGIOUS BLOOD POISON NO LIMIT TO ITS POWERS FOR EVIL I Contagious Blood Poison has brought more suffering, misery and humila« tion into the world than all other diseases combined ; there is hardly any limit to its powers for evil. It is the blackest and vilest of all disorders, wrecking the lives of those unfortunate enough to contract it and often being 1 transmitted to innocent offspring, a blighting legacy of suffering and shame. 1 .So highly contagious is the trouble that innocent persons may contract it ! by using the same table ware, toilet articles or clothing of one in whose blood the treacherous virus has taken root. Not only is it a powerful poison ' but a very deceptive one. Only those who have learned by bitter experience | know by the little sore or ulcer, which usually makes its appearance first,.of the suffering which is to follow. It comes in the form of ulcerated mouth and throat, unsightly copper colored spots, swollen glands in the groin, falling hair, offensive sores and ulcers on the body, and in severe cases the i finger nails drop off, the bones become diseased, the nervous 6ystem is shat tered and the sufferer becomes an object of pity to his fellow man. Especi ally is the treacherous nature of Contagious Blood Poison, shown when the infected person endeavors to combat the poison with mercury and potash. These minerals will drive away all outward symptoms of the troubles for a while, and the victim is deceived into tlie belief that he is cured. When, however, the treatment is leftoff hefmdstliat the poisonhas only been driven deeper into tlie blood and the disease reappears, and usually iu worse form because these strong minerals have not only failed to remove the virus from the blood but have weakened the entire system because of their destructive 1 acrioT S S. 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The first 1750. shoeblack appeared in MONUMENT TO M'KINLEY m m. The monument to President MeKln p,y utivolled at Columbus, Ohio, may be termed a poor man's tribute, as half of the funds were secured largely by popular subscription. The Legislature appropriated $"5,000 of the $50,000 that the memorial cost. Herman A. McNeil, a New York sculptor, did the work. The memorial is in the form of a semi-circle In the center of which Is the pedestal, surmounted by a figure of the late President, !) feet 4 Inches In height. On either side are allegori cal pieces. To the right is a masculine figure representing Industry, and at Ills side a boy depleting education. To the left end Is the model of a woman typi fying prosperity, with a girl by her side representing peace. These figures, with the statue, are of bronze, while the memorial pedestal is of hard Ver mont granite. kittle Lse^onç ira patpioti^m George Ross, signer of the Declara tion of Independence, began his public career In the Pennsylvania Assembly at a very early age. He w r us appointed by the commission that assembled, af ter the dissolution of the proprietary government, to pre pare a declaration of rights for the colony. Ross was elected to the first general congress at P h 11 a d e lphla In 1774. He was tendered GEORGE ross n gift by his con stituents to the value of $750, but he declined to receive It, saying that "it was the duty of every man, especially of every representative of the people, to contribute by every means within his power to the welfare of his country without expecting pecuniary rewards." On first entering Congress he was appointed by the Legislature to report | . . , . f p, Emotions bv ; to that body a set OI instructions oy j •SC which the conduct of that body was to be guided. He was one of the fore most leaders In the Congress in espous ing defensive measures as against the British aggressions. In 1775 he drew up a rousing reply to thnt message of Governor Penn that deprecated any defensive measures on the part of the colonies. He was the author of the pamphlet that urged the Immediate placing of the city of Phil adelphia In the stute of defense. Ross was afterward appointed Judge of the State of Pennsylvania. Through out his term of office he was distin guished for fils kindness and fairness, particularly toward the Indians. Southern Form Values. It is computed that farm properties In the eleven states that once seceded ' f rom tlie Union have risen In value | more than $i,ooo,(KJU,Ooo in two years, Tbe aver nge yield of these lands since this century began Is $200,000.000 a Jear greater than It was In the p~> i pei n n g s | x years, azop th , ast tlm „ T In vrmr 1 ^ ,. T. , , , " ,* Bhop."- €nthol:c Standard am i Times. j Ttieu see. j "Yes, child, the future may seem rose . tlllted aml beautiful and full of j 0 y t 0 y 0U now> but—wait." « ..qjj auu tie I Walt for what? Tell 1 nie .. ' « .^ in t feet lnto a palr of . shoes .--Houston rost . - _ j This Is what father gets In the way of recreation: When the rest of the family go to a picnic or a parade, he j 3 i e ft at home to "watch the house." 1 ---- I H you want your plate filled at- din , ner, eat it with a woman who has been used to waiting on boys. Tlie Iteturt Illtler. "Why, how d'ye do?" said the barber to his one-time customer. "Howd'y," snapped the latter. "You're a stranger. I haven't seen your face for a loug time." "That's odd. I left most of It on