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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
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She paused, overcome by the horror
of her recollections.
"And when he weut on (the way was
pretty open that winter, and he knew
the roads) my father went out after
blm. And when he came back he seem
ed just the same as ever, only he said
that he had got paid some money that
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She shuddered and paused again.
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rapid pace, as If she was anxious to get
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"But all the while father seemed
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Masson began to understand. This
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ness toward tho man who worshiped
her.
"And then to see you suspect the
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for it would have been putting my fa
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"But," said'Masson, "If you thought
auch a thing I cau't understand how
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Silk Umbrella (cither Lady's
a«nt by npriu
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lien nNdi anl
2-unt ittnp,
For IS Ilea heada and a
9*at stamp. Neat and
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Democrats must be up »ml doing. They must
wage an uucuAslng war upou their enemies In
no better and more effective way can this be
done thau by tho circulation of good, bouiul
democratic uewspapers. Tho publisher of the
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cago Dispatch from now uutll Jan. 1st.
or
Qents).
Ayery fine umbrella, raadeof union siU-taffeta
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Confo handle. Would cost COat the ore.
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nailed free for IS
lion heads and a 2*
cant stamp. Throe
V&''
Mentioa yoar
waist-measure
whin seudiug.
Given for 175 Hon
heads and a 2*cent
stamp. Nciit appear
ing and an excellent
time-keeper. Solid
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«M-name tal back.
Nickel movements,
escapement fully
jeweled. The famous
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watch.
Slanlushown),
ins thesctla:ger
com
posed of fine rollod
gold, with hands* me
ruby-colored set
tings. Suitable for
waist-pins. cufT-j ins,
neck-pins or as
child's set.
5ash-B«lt and Buckle.
I® Hon heads cut from
ri°,"1W1!*'WMpptWMd a 2-cent staiap.
Uteststyle of imported black Swiss BI M
E^fi6b?in "tylish imitation
hihiouable.
buckle: Deat
strong «nd
Silver Napkin-Ring.
Coin-Purse.
For 15 Hon heads nnd
2ent stamp. lor.
/dark brown. Made of
one kid leather: cimu-
1
Ladies' Pen-Knife.
.P#r^,£
l,0n
head*
cut
from
Uon CofffM wrappers and a 2c.
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s/ze:
ma-
terial handles uicely decorated
and assorted colors.
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A|R1i?NLY
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eratic newspaper of Ihe country, it advocates
the readoptlon of the Chicago platform and thr
renoininatlon of William Jennings Bryan.
There has never been a political campaign
that will equal in importance that of the one to
be fought uext year The Republican parly,
backed by the money power of this coumr\
and Europe. Is alart and aggressive. Flushed
with the victor)* of three years ago It will seek
by every mears in Its power to uiantalu its su
preuiacy.
vm,
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on the Central's fast "New Orleans Special
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wound and stem
set durable nickel
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ied by guarantee
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liable time-keeiH!r.
Ladies' Pocket-Book.
Large size aud
latest shape. lUack
seal-grain leather,
with live separate
divisions.including
a tuck-pocket with
flap to hold visiting
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Given for 25 ilon
heads from Lion
Coffee wrappers
and a 2c. stamp.
ois lining nickeled
frame, with strong snap
fastening.
1
Table Cover.
Durable,
dark
colored
material
that will
stand
Wiishinp.
32 inches
square.
lnelmUim fancy fringed border. Mailed
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5
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SHOP.
for
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but should Induce your friends to join ou. Hy
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or tweuty *ubscrlber*. An extra copy for club
or ten.
If you wish a first ch ss haircut,
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shave, give me a call. Prices,
and
The I'hicago Dispatch Is Indorsed by William
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and especially »U persons who are in any wav
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Ladies' Watch Chain.
A double strand of best silk cord, united
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2*cent stamp.
Twoextrafin«
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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
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illustrated nnd with
nicely lithographed
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ditTurcut Imoks. so
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sortmeut
Century Cook-Book.
368 panes of valu
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ceipts, also treatise
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for the more com
mon diseases.
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011
riiites which your
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Given for IS lion
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•tamp.
Boys'
Pocket-Knife.
The
Eas7-
Opener"
strong, sharp
blade":
rci'-u-xxt
handle.
Por 12 Hon heads and a 2c. stamp.
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ihursday, February arriving at Now Or
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til March ir», through Pullman Sleeper aud
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Applications for sleeping car accommodations
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Saturday inorulugwili give cxuursloulsts time
to secure good accommodations at reasonable
r.ttes before the crowds arrive on Monday aud
I uesday, ebruary Ai and 127, the dates of the
great Winter Carnival.
10
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1
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Por
For 18
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28
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Art Picture, "Easter
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iiml 2 cents we
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Flower Picture.
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The Dancing Lesson."
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dress lortn a pleasing combination of col
'fiiY
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'nrnes. nailed free for
tt Hon heads and a 2-cent stamp.
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