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THE FARM SUSP
IN- THE HILLS -\V. and XVI.-Wwyn relapsls ano^ si \ogly. Reginald, while watching falls tsleop. He wakes to find lilrasoirMjund. a clotu over his head, aud ooars Gwyt pleading for him She Is telling someone. He loves trw, and 1 love him. and lie is going marry me." Then Heglnalct Is left alone with her. xVH.XVllI and XIX,—Gwyn does not explain the mystery, but the next days declares that the attack upon him was a trick to frighten him. Hhu does not explalu why she hart said that she and Reginald were to bo mar ried, but declares that such must be the under ftanding till she cau secure his departure, when he will be free. Tregaron congratulates Hegi nald, Reginald determines to sleep lu tho loft with Coch Tat. He awakens to And Coch Tal bending over htm aud asulug him to wake up *^And help htm control his desiro to kill him. r-octi Tal confesses that his eumlty Is on account of Gwyn, but dually uobly admits that lie de-' sires Gwyn's happiness even at the expeuse of his own. XX.—Reginald asks Gwyn to be ids wife, but she resists tho temptation to marry above her strtion. Theysusp-ct that their con versation has been overheard by an eavosd roper XXI.—Reginald leaves the farm In company with Tregaron, who takos hliu to the edge of a high cliff, then advances upon him meuacmgiy when they hear Gwyn calliug: "Father! Fa ther!" XXII.—Gwyn sinks down exhausted, thesauage look leaves her father's face, aud ihey earn* Gwyn back to the house. Gwyu tries to make Reginald swear that he will uover re turn or make further Inquiries as to his brother's disappearance. He refuses, and she pushes him out and locks the door XXIII.—Itogtimld enters a farm house for shelter, the inmates talk of the Tregarous. lu the morning Regi nald departs. Coch Tal comes to him from Gwyn to tell him that there will be more snow mid warnlug him not to go on. XXIV.—On titeep hillside Cocb Tal aud the ola woman sud denly appear, and Tregaron, after firing shot, falls into an abss8. The noxt instaut tho oW woman pprmiK up with a cry. and nuother fig ure rauhiKl out from among the trees. It was David Tregaron, jjuu In hand. What followed happened so rapidly that It was like a confused dream. It was not uutll he thought it all over afterward that Masson understood tho exact sequence of events. Then he knew that the gnu was lev eled once jnoru that the old woman mot hor Rein that the weapon went off, discharging Itself harmlessly In the air, and that tho next moment the fanner slipped aud, with a cry, fell, ffun In hand, down the side of the hill oat of Masson's sight into the cleft be* low between tho hills. And the old woman clasped her hands and, breaking the hideous, aw* fill silence which followed with the accents of her quavering, shrill voice, cried, with a thankfulness which made Masson shudder: ••Thank God! It's overl Thank Godl Oh, thank Godl" CHAPTER XXV. TUBUS S NOTHING TO FEAR HERB. Masson was in a strange position. Bis foet had touched a jutting piece of rock which held him firm. But the point was so small and the side of the hill was so steep that he did not dare to move, but remained in this perilous plight, unable to go backward or for ward or even to lean far enough to the right to see what had happened to Da fid Tregaron when he fell Into the 4teft between the two hills. Meanwhile the old woman had re lapsed Into silence and stood looking 6own at some object below with the blank, staring gaze which had seemed •o uncanny to Masson throughout his acquaintance with her. The voice of Coch Tal from the path above him now called Masson's atten back to the peasant. "Don't you move, sir, don't you move. You're a dead man If you do." "All right," answered the doctor, not very steadily. He did not quite realize from which Quarter he was now threatened, wheth er by Ooch Tal himself or by the farm er's gun, or by his own situation on the aide of the hill. The pause which suc ceeded seemed unending. There he re mained, with his feet close together, against the point of rock, his clothing saturated by the thawing snow at hlB back and the now risen sun poiirlng upon him across the mountains on the left At the end of what seemed a very long period of waiting, during which the old woman had disappeared and the whole valley seemed to be steeped In a solemn, awful stillness, he heard the voice of Coch Tal above his head once more. "Put the rope arouud you, sir, come up carefully. You're wanted." Masson saw by this time that a strong rope, with a noose at the end, was being lowered to him from above. He made himself fast to it and, with the help of Coch Tal and Tom, regain ed the path with some dltflpulty. lie found Coch Tal looking very grave and the lad Tom In a pauic of strange fear, trembling from head to foot, and unable to speak. No sooner was the doctor on his feet than Coch Tal drew him rapidly along the path to a point where there was an easy descent into the valley below. "I told you, sir, that you were want ed," said he in a grave voice, "but I don't know as 1 was right Look!" He pointed to a spot below them, where, Jammed between two sharp rocks, there lay something ladlatln j-ulahabfa dark, uiotfqnle*^ jt f«l A TALE OF MYSTERY. BY FLORENCE WARDEN. SYNOPSIS. CHAPTER I.—Theltev Granville Masson,who i.s travelling In Wiuos, writes his brother. Dr. lleglnuld Masson, that lie Is about to go on an excursion In the hills with a wild, uncouth, red headed guide After this nothing Is heard of the clergyman. Dr. Masson goes to Walos, Amis the Inn from which his brother stirted aud Inarnstbathe was going to tho house of Mr. Tregaron, owner of Monachlog tarm, somo six miles distant, undor the guidance of a man nicknamed Cocb Tal. Reginald starts In tho Aftnrnoon, and. In his haste without a guide, to make his war In face of a snow storm to Mon iichlog farm. II.—Perceiving a figure ahead of him, Reginald hastens and comos up with a large! redheaded man, who, on seeing the doc tor. shows signs of great terror and darts ahead. Reginald follows, feeling sure that the man Is Oocn Tal, and, overtaking him, calls him by that name, hut the man again eludes him III.—He pursues the fugitive down a ravine till he arrives at the edge of a cliff, from tho bottom of which comes agroau. IV—Above him ho hears a voice calliug and, retracing his stops, comes up on a farmer, who conducts him to his house. The man's daughter Is ill, an-1 Reginald agrees to attend her. Oa the farmer'# flngt»r KeglnaM sees a ring that had belonged to his brother. V.—The house nnd the peoplo in are myster ious. There are an old woman, the fanner's young son, Tom, and a farmhand called Myrick. •Reginald goes to the room of the sick girl, Gwyn, ana upon seeing him. sbo Is struck with horror. Viand VII.—Reginald sleeps In tho kitchen In a chair beforo the flro. imrlug the olghl he awakens to And that some one has eu tared tho room and has evidently trlod tn rob him, suspicion pointing to the farmhand Myrick, who turns out to ue Loch Tal. and the farmer irns out to be Mr. Tregaron and the plm'o Monachlog farm. Tregaron tells Reginald that he found the rtngon a hillside uear by. VIII.— Roglnald wutches at (Jwyn's bedside, and site warns him to leave the place before morning. IX.X and XI -Kvervthlng and everybody about thn place Is mysterious. The old woman never speaks but appears to bo spring Coch Tnl Is inoody, while Owyn Is Inconstant terror. Regi nald. seeing Cocli Tel climbing a ladder to aloft follows htm, eor ers htm In Ills bedroom and quostlonshim abut his missing brother. Co«h Tal admits that he was Granville Masson's guide and says that Masson Insisted on climbing where was not safe. He disappeared, and Loch Tal never »aw him afterward. All.—(iwyn recovers and urges Reginald to depart A heavy fall,of snow prevects. and he bellovcs that he will never get out of the place alive. XIII.— 'Whitebe is with (iwyn, Coch Tat comes to the door. Reginald goes out to him. and Cocli Tal trtio* plainly thai he to in love with Gwyn and Jelou of Reginald and thr atens him In case he does not depart at once. Reginald pacifies him attdr returns to Gwyn. who discloses that she h»tns Coch Tal, but evidently fears htm. Regi nald feels that she possesses the secret of Ills brother's dlsapfwanee. \IV.—Reginald dis covers a pUonth. *^PV«Hnu. while examining It sees the o). v**ychiughtm She gives a satisfied chu- Copyright, 1899, by Florence Warden. -3K8 I of wlMi .n started ftnd turned tu.T. 1 '..is *. fiuijiis. His startled, MIIE'V :I I.UR WAS answered by t'tei .'rwvs. It won who hurried forward nnd hti :.iptrd the vain task of «!u« ody from its horrl 1 !e tnMMon Tr«-j ir»n had fallen Into the cleft he!v cc the hills at a point where j:tgped rocks, rising tip from the bed of little mountain stream. fTtiirr] narrow nnd fatal cradlo, Into which nobody could fall without be'njr horribly mangled and crushed by the terrible contact. Into this ghastly deathbed David Tregaron had fallen, and the first glance which Masson gave when ho got. with some difficulty, close to the spot showed him that death must have been instantaneous. The broken gun lay In pieces within a few feet of tho body. With much difficulty, since Tom, at the first suggestion that he should lend his aid, ran away up the path at full speed and disappeared, Masson and Merrick extricated the bruised body from Its position and carried It up the path. Although the farmer had been a short spare man, the position In which Ms body had been found and the steep ness of the ascent made the Journey a long and tedious one. When at last they got on the little tableland ou which the farmhouse stood, Masson was seized with a strange sensation of sick horror on finding himself once more brought to the place which he had hoped never to see again. The thought of seeing Gwyn again in these shocking circumstances made him stop and hesitate and look at Coch TaJ with such an expression of dis tress that the petisant broke the si lence In which they had done their work. "You'd better come In, sir," said he, with an apt appreciation of the doc tor's mood. "You'd better by far hear all about It now you've come so far!" At that moment the lad Tom, still In the same state of nervous excitement as before, opened the farmhouse door and came out. His eyes were red, as if he had been crying, and the expression of his whole face, instead of being sul len and downcast as usual, was wild and disturbed. lie came toward them hurriedly, with a sidelong, shambling walk, as If he was anxious to reach the two live men without coming near the dead man they bore. "Come round the back way," Bald he, "through the outhouse." Masson and Coch Tal, with their burden, followed him to the south side of tho farmhouse, making their way with difficulty over the bits of ruined masonry with which this part of tho premises was especially incumbered. Tom opened a little rough wooden door which had beeu inserted In the massive old wall which had once been that of the uorth aisle of the church. This admitted them into the outhouse, where a rough trestle had been already put up for the reception of the body. They placed the remains of the farmer upon this resting place, and then Mas son and Coch Tal, still In silence, turn* ed toward the kitchen door, which Tom held open for them. But on the threshold Masson hesi tated. Standing still withiu the gloom of the outhouse, of which he bad al ready such uncanny recollections, he felt a dread seizing him of the story that he should have to hear. He was oppressed by the kuowlcdge that the key to the mystery of Monachlog would within a few minutes be in his keeping. Before him, sitting by the kitchen fire, sat Gwyn Tregaron, with her head back against her high chair, her eyes closed and an expression of Intense agouy on her pallid face. On the op posite side of the hearth stood the old woman, leaning upon her stick and pointing with a lean finger to the door of the outhouse. Tom, who was standing just inside the kitchen door, made a gesture to Masson of encouragement of invita tion to enter, and as he did so he ut tered In a hoarse whisper these signifi cant words: Come in, sir come In. There's noth ing to fear here nothing now." CHAPTER XXVI. GWYN CLEARS UP THE MYSTEBT. Startled by these words, Masson said hurriedly, "Thank you," and entered the kitchen. At the sound of his voice Gwyn sprang up and stared at him with wild eyes. She had heard of the tragedy which had happened but an hour be fore, aud it was evident that it had shaken her still delicate frame and struck dismay to her loving nature. She starod at Masson for a few mo ments. Then for a moment her fea tures broke into a beautiful smile of welcome, but the next moment a look of horror came over her face. The slight Hush died away, and, turning from him toward her grandmother with a long, gasping sigh, she fell back Into her chair and covered her taoe with her hands. And l'or the first time the old wom an, who had roused so much animosity In Masson's breast showed a sign of teuk-Tiiess, of humanity. "Don't-ee cry, dearie. It's bad. It's very bad to bear. But don't-ee cry." Masson stood transfixed. For here was another mystery presented to his mind. The witchlike old woman, who had been reported to speak no English and who had, indeed, never until that morning uttered a word in his hearing, was speaking as lntelliguutly and as in telligibly as any of them. Her beadlike black eyes, too, whose unblinking Btarc had been one cause of the dislike she had inspired In him, were now full of kindliness and feeling. There was nothing for him to do hat to cross the fioor as quietly and unob trusively as possible and, retreating into the background of the corner be tween the fireplace and the front door, to wait until they chose to give him the confidence which he felt sure was im pending. It was Tom who broke the silence. He put his arm, awkwardly but kindly, on his sister's shoulder and said: "Don't take on, Gwyn. Tell the gen tleman, tell the doctor all about It You can now I" And then ho went out of the room, nodding to Coch Tal, who reluctantly followed him. The old woman trans ferred her gaze from her granddaugh ter to Masson, and then said. In a low voice: "Ifaytw atell And It presently. Kou must not «Mft« to K.WN ATONES ALJ, APD TO TTLL WHTT back V"L And then she retired tn her turn, and Masson and tho girl were left alone. For a few minutes she remained in the same position, with her head beut over her bauds. He did not even feel sure that she was cousclous of his presence. But at last she raised her head aud showed him a face which was drawn into strange puckers aud lines by stress of deep feeling. "Perhaps," said be gently, "yon would rather not speak to me. I am quite content to go away without hear ing anything more. Indeed, I can guess for myself much that you may have thought It necessary for me to know." But Gwyn bade him remain, making an imperious gesture of command rath er than entreaty that he should be seated. So he took the chair on tho opposite side* of the fireplace, clasped his hands loosely together and leaned forward with his arms upon his knees, so that he could listen without appear ing to watch her face. "You must know you must hear," said she In a faltering voice, "for all our Rakes and for your own. You must not go awny thinking that we are a body of murderers and thieves. We are not. You must not come back or send detectives back to hunt out the mystery of your brother's death." "Do you think I would?" began Mas son hotly, but she silenced him by a gesture and went on: "Yes, you would, if we let you go awny without knowing the truth. You might think yourself bound by some tie of kindness, of gratitude, to keep silent. Rut In the long run you would say something or do something you would come back or send some one in your behalf, and we should at any rate all He under the disgrace—my brother go away thinking that ctru body of murderer* Ifctaws." and granny and poor Merrick, aud all. So 1 am going to end it. You won't ex pect me to bo too hard, aud you must try uot to be hard yourself. Listen! 1 don't know how your brother died. I can't tell you that. Nobody now living can. The only man who could have told you can never be brought to ac count by any human Judge!" Masson bowed his head without any appearance of astonlshmeut. This was the confession he had been prepared for. "Nobody else is to blame. Nobody else khew anything about it till you first came. But the moment Merrick saw you on the road, heard your voice, he knew that your brother had—had died mysteriously and that you, his re lation, had come to bring those to blame to accouut!" "Ah!" "When he ran away from you, be thought ho had escaped. You may judge what his horror was when, be lieving that you would nover be able to fiud the farm without a guide, be found you here within two hours. That was why he would uot come lu to supper. And wheu you were asleep afterward In that very chair he came in quietly, with Tom. nnd loosened the muffler round your ueck to look Into your face and searched your pockets to find out your name." "So it was he! Merrick! I remember!" ejaculated Masson. ,4Then ho was frightened, and gran ny and Tom and all of us, for we knew you would never get away alive to bring the police back here with you." "What? You were so sure of It?' ?rled Masson, with a shudder. The girl bowed her head. "I did what 1 could to waru you, to save you." "Indeed you did. shall never cease to be grateful." "But all the time I was torn by two feelings—tho wish to save you, to spare him this one more crime, and the wish to save bim, too, for, remember, I lov ed him. We all loved him. in spite of all we kuew and all we guessed we loved him and would have shielded him, for he was always good to us, so good that we could uot believe It when wo first suspected him of—of"— "Aud when was that? That you first suspected him?" "It was nearly five years ago, in the winter. We were very, very badly off, had scarcely anything to eat, and a travoler came by and rested here and talked of his dealings aud of the mon ey he had made. He was a cattle deal er and carried a long leather purse with gold." "You see," said Gwyn, earnestly, "that all we had to go upon was sus picion, for although we knew that those three travelers"— "Three?" "Yes, yes. While we new that they had died mysteriously, and we con nected his absence from home with their deaths, yet there was never any difference in his manner to us, and no body else ever suspected that they had met with foul play. You know your self how dangerous these hills are. Look at uiy owu father's death this morning." "Was it you who sent Coch Tal to warn me not to go to Trecocd thin morning?" "Yes. I knew my father was on the watch," whispered the gl-1. "And granny knew it, and she went down to watch him. She followed him when he went out with his gun. And it was she who tried to stop him when he fired. And—and you know the rest." There was a long silence. "I cannot yet understand It," said Masson at Inst. "You have all acted almost as if you were in league with your father." "Don't—don't say that," pleaded the girl. "Poor Tom only obeyed him when he could not help himself." "Your grandmother, who could have warned me, kept silence." "How eonld she hare warned you against the son she loved? She would have done anything for him, although ehe suspected him too. Bat she held out In her heart against believing him guilty longer than any of the others, and when he told her not to talk to you, for fear of her letting out some thing, I suppose, she obeyed him. as she always did. It was not until she saw him fire—at you—this morning that she really believed. It will break her heart." It was a ghastly story. Masson got up. "And—and my brother!" said he. "Can you give me uo clew, uo guide as to the direction in which I search?" She shook her hend. To be continued Grain-O! Graln-O! Itemembrr that name when vou want a delicious, appetizing, nourishing food drink to take the place of coffee. Sold by all grocers and liked by all who ve used it. Grain-0 is made of pure grain, it aids digestiou and strengthens the nerves. It is not a stimulant but a health builder and the children as well a* the adults cau drink it with great benefit Costs about 4 as much as colTW 15c. and 25c. p»r pucksge. Ask four grocer for (ir-iln-o (-Y They Settle* It. "Sir." began young Timklns as h# entered the presence of the dear plri'a father. "I waut to nisrry your daugh ter"— "Oh. don't come to me with your troubles!" interrupted the old gentle man. 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And then wo all feared, secretly, not telling each other what we thought—granny and Torn aud Merrick nnd myself." She shuddered and paused again. Wheu she went on. It was in a more rapid pace, as If she was anxious to get the dismal tale ended. "But all the while father seemed just the same, and we didn't dare to speak to him. He seemed so uncon cerned that now and then we would laugh at our fears and think we had done him a cruel Injustice. It wasn't till the second and the third accident that wo felt sure, sure. And meautime I'd had to persuade poor derrick to stay on. Father made me. And the feeling that he hated to stay and that he was only staying just for me was bitter and hard aud dreadful!" Masson began to understand. This then was the secret of her strange cold ness toward tho man who worshiped her. "And then to see you suspect the poor fellow, when I knew who It was that was In fault, that was dreadful too. 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Prices, and The I'hicago Dispatch Is Indorsed by William Jennings Bryan aud other Democratic leaders. Address The Chicago Dispatch. 120 and l'-J Filth Aveuue, 15 Chicago, 111. cents. Satisfaction guar anteed why pay more. None but FIRST'CLASS WORKMEN employed. PETER DRESS PROPRIETOR DOUGLASS, the Photo grapher. Goto Douglass For PINE PICTURES. ,, TOUROFALL MEXICO via the Illuiuls rentral, under the auspices of the Auicricjin Tourist AsHoeiation. will l«avo Chicago March «th. HKW. Tickets Include all expenses, railway, sleeplug aud dlnlug car fares, hotels, carriages, etc. NEW SHORT LINE Illinois Central between Omaha and Fort Podgo lu connection with the Miuneapolis aud St. l-ouis between Fort Dodge and Minneapolis and St. 1 aul, also to be inaugurated January £$. lyoO Lv. Omaha Lv. St. Paul 7.35 p. m. I "THK LIMITED" F. WERKMEISTER, "THE EXPKESS Earlville, Iowa. 8.00 p. in. Ar. Minneapolis Lv Minneapolis 7.80 a. tn. 8.30 m. 1 Ar. St. Paul Ar. Omaha I s.uoa.m. 8.15 a. in, A fast vestibule night traiu, dally, carrying through Pullinau sleeping car and conches. Lv. Omaha Lv. St. Paul 7.00 a. in. «).(io a. in Ar. Minneapolis Lv Minneapolis 7.00 p. 111. •»,:» 1 a. in. Ar, St. Paul Ar. Omaha y,4U p. in. 7 30 p, in. Fast day train, daily except Sundav, earrvlna through parlor car and coaches. An Ideal Health and winter Resort. Tlie passenger department of the Illinois ren tral ltailroad company have Just from the bauds of tlie printer a beautifully Illustrated folder that describes in detail the advantages of Ham mond, Louisiana, as an ideal health aud winter resort. Every family throughout tlie northwest and especially »U persons who are in any wav almcted with asthmatic, catarrhal andbro.u hlal troubles, or who would enjoy tho winter inoi.ihs south at a nominal oxpouse .should ii:iv«* a eopy of this folder, which will be nmlled free ap plication to the Undersigned at Dubum e, Iowa. J. F.MBRK. 4W6 r, Aiit. Oen'l Fan. Agt. p. »ili tV., nil'\\y S |STBEH6TH, PURITY AND FLAVOR Knickerbocker" Watch. Pair of Lace Handkerchief" Ladies' Watch Chain. A double strand of best silk cord, united at intervals with colored beads: neat and sul-stnntial. For 15 lion heads and a 2*cent stamp. Twoextrafin« cambric hand kerchicfs, with' beautiful im ported lace mo million inser tions in the cor ners. Half-inch hem, machine hemstitched stylish and dur able. A pair of these handker chiefs given for 18 lion heads cut from Lion Coffee wrappers aud a 2c. stamp. Children's Picture Book. 00 Given for 10 ilon heads and a 2-cent stamp. Sixteen large pages of Mo ther Goose Melodies illustrated nnd with nicely lithographed cover. have ditTurcut Imoks. so you can get an as sortmeut Century Cook-Book. 368 panes of valu able cooking re ceipts, also treatise on the labor of the kitchen, dining room.luundrv, sick room, and retnedu-s for the more com mon diseases. PREMIUMS. Another list will •hortly appear in this paper! Don't miss it I The grandest list ol premiums ever offered I »r»PP"- I. sealed pack- age, with lions beau in front. It is absolutely pure If the nackaire is unbroken. LION cn.?PPP pacnage to,'»rtiilu joints lu the s. uili mi (ho lines of tlu llnols Cenlral and \»znu & Misslslniil Vullrv Kallromls will lit* twice t'acli mouth ilurini Feb ruary. Mari'li auil April, 011 riiites which your local ticket aiient will lie able to advise you. CENTURY Given for IS lion heads and a 2-cent •tamp. Boys' Pocket-Knife. The Eas7- Opener" strong, sharp blade": rci'-u-xxt handle. Por 12 Hon heads and a 2c. stamp. New Orleans. The lllluois rentral ltailroad Company will run a personally conducted excursion to New Orleans, leaving Manchester at ti:53 p. in., ihursday, February arriving at Now Or leans '.h-Ti a. in Saturday, February 94. Itouud trip rate only &.".» 4f. Tickets good to return un til March ir», through Pullman Sleeper aud free eluiir cars from slm»x City to Now Orleans. 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Os.^'^^-Nsw vi/ v/ ii/ \b\b ii/ \i/ \i/ U/ BEING HELD UP Tho person who pays his money out for poor lumber is in worse situation than tho one who bauds it ovor to the footpad, A grayer injury has been done him than tho mere loss of money roprcsents. Be sure you invest your money at the riyht lumber yard. To make assurance doubly sure come to the Bolter Liter Co. 5 Best Coffee for the Money! Try LION COFFEE and you will never use any other. It is absolutely pure Coffee and nothing but Coffee. Fancy Gold Ring. Ganaln* Ruby Setting 1 Gold Ring. Por For 18 Hon heads and a 2-cent •tamp. 28 lion heads and a 2-c«nt •tamp. These rinps are genuine rolled-gold plate, having the exact with ordln,,r), 1 JiilJiJJJiJJi*- Dsttralnc tht sizt. Cot a strip of thick papsr so that the ends will I fill"!1 v.'S10^ vv,jen drawn tightly 10 around second I Joint of the finger. Lay one end on this dingram at the 0. nud order tha number the other end Indicates. Art Picture, "Easter Greeting" Given for 8 Hon heads cut from Uon Cof fee wrappers and a 2-cent stamp. A highly artistic picture, that will pmce the finest urnw ing-room. The background of royal dark-blue furnishes a appropriate c-'Utrast to the little girl and her white East er lilies. Size, lix'^iuchcs. (•'or Hot) hends iiml 2 cents we will «oud tt tinned ready for banging. Flower Picture. For 8 lion heads and a 2c. stamp. Auiencau Beauty Hoses and Llllcs-of the-\alley. Size, 11x21 iuchea. Bright and artistic coloring. 44 The Dancing Lesson." The given grass and trees, the littla brown kitten anil the girl's suow-white dress lortn a pleasing combination of col 'fiiY S.lze-Jlfi x-1 'nrnes. nailed free for tt Hon heads and a 2-cent stamp. IMPORTANT NOTICE. grocer Wlant. WOOLSON SPICE OO., Toledo, Ohio. Ft P. 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