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COWBOYS PASSING AWAY.
Picturesque Characters of the Western Fixing Are Seldom Seen Now. “A picturesque figure in American life is rapidly passing away,” said L. of Texas, who is registered U thr, Ebbitt. “I refer to the cowboy of tictiou, the man with the big som brero, the bucking broncho and the shooting irons that he used to operate w.th reckless disregard for conse quences as he rode at breakneck speed through some frontier town, yell ing the while at his loudest. Such was the cowboy of dime novel fame, and, though the assertion has often been de nied, he has existed and does exist yet In limited numbers. It Is this class of the cowboy that is rapidly disappear ing. “The cowboy of practical existence, or ‘cow puncher,* as he is known in the vernacular of the plains, is an impor tant factor in Western life. He wears a sombrero and can sit a bucking broncho with all the grace of his more romantic brother, but his shooting irons are for use in guarding his herd from cattle thieves rather than the terrori zation of peact.'ul citizens and he is as hard worked and industrious a citi zen as you will met with in a day’s travel, instead of leading the wild life of a nomad, he is more likely to have a wife and several young hopefuls at the ranchliouse. He works hard, be cause he has to, and if his guns are ever taken from his holsters it is for the same reason. We have a great many more undesirable citizens in this county* than the Texas cow puncher.” —Washington Post. Passing of the Horse. So soon as nature sees an improvement there is a change. The candle gave way to electricity and the horse to the auto mobile. The fact that Hostetter’s Stom ach Hitters has been sold for over half a century, proves its value. There is noth ing to equal it for stomach or liver trou ble. Be sure to give it a trial. Business Luce and Ribbons. ‘‘We have a society typewriter girl.” “What kind is that?” “Why, she comes down to work dressed up as if she were going to a party." Indianapolis Journal. Foresight of the Bride. He—Shall I advertise for furnished rooms. Nellie? She—No, indeed; do you want to make people believe we didn’t get any wedding presents?—lndianapolis Jour nal. Condiments and stimulants are not really foods. They are simply whips to appetite or digestion. The tripping feet—the sparkling eye —the graceful movement —be- long not alone to the budding maiden. These graces are the right—aye duty of every vttoman until the hair whitens —and regal dignity replaces them. The mother who guards her strength has so much more to de vote to the care and education of her dear ones. She should be a comfort —a cheer—always. Yet how many feel that they have the strength to properly bal ance the home ? The world is list less, weary and morbid. 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He went out into the moonlight; he could think of it all—realize it gll—better there. He had won Violet. She was his own, the beautiful girl whom everyone loved and admired—his own, to love him and bless him. to crown his life. The union was a settled thing. Both families met and talked it over. It was a certainty; and a few days after Felix had placed the little ring on Violet’s fin ger he went to make inquiries about the cottage, while Mrs. Lonsdale said to her self more than once: “i do not know how it is, but T wish that he had chosen Eve lyn Lester.” Hers was the one pure, gentle heart to which the news of the engagement came like a terrible blow, although it had long been expected. Evelyn Lester had never even owned to herself that she loved Felix Lonsdale, yet when she heard the news it seemed to her tnat the bright face of heaven was hidden from her by a dark funeral pall. They had all been children together, and in their childish quarrels it was always Evelyn who de fended Felix. He could do no wrong in her eyes; in her opinion the wide world held no other so brave, so handsome or so noble; and the childish love had uncon sciously grown with her—she called it friendship, and believed it to be nothing else. It was the puzzle of the whole neigh borhood how so sweet a girl as Eve Les ter eould have grown up under the charge of one like her Aunt Jane. She was the perfect type of an English girl—graceful, healthy, with a rounded figure, a dear complexion, fair brown hair, red, ripe lips, a face that one would call sweet rather than beautiful. Of a hundred men perhaps ninety-nine would have passed Eve by and thought but little of her; the hundredth would have considered her face one of the sweetest and dearest. There was a quiet dignity about her, a graceful ease and self-possession that de lighted her aunt. Evelyn had a small for tune entirely at her own command, but her aunt was always at hand to see that there was no undue expense. Outlands was a pretty farm not more than half a mile from Lilford, and Miss Lester was supposed to have made money. She, with her niece, belonged to the gentry, but, owing to the elder wom an’s peculiarities, the two ladies visited seldom and seldom received any visitors. If there was one man in Jane Lester’s eyes less contemptible than another it was eertainly Felix Lonsdale. “The boy has a beautiful face,” she was accustomed to say of him, “and beau ty is a woman’s gift.” So, because he had a “woman’s gift,” M iss Lester looked more kindly on him. She liked to see him at Outlands. She gave him any nmount of good advice; she was pleased that he should be a friend of Evelyn. No one was more delighted than Jane Lester to hear of the legacy, but the en gagement did not please her so well. Love and marriage were folly in her eyes. *T am disappointed in you, Felix Lons dale,” she said, sharply. “I thought you had a little more sense than the general ity of men. Pray expect no congratula tes from me-rl have none to give.” But Eve smiled at him with her clear, tender eyes. “I am very pleased,” she said, “for I know that you love Violet dearly.” "We shall always be friends,” he told her. And she answered him with a happy smile on her sweet face. “Always.” They would always be friends; for she desired nothing better in life than the friendship of Felix Lonsdale. CHAPTER 111. Felix had settled in liis own mind that he would persuade Violet to become his wife before the chill October killed the flowers and stripped the trees. So he thought and hoped and dreamed, while a cloud was rising in the distance no larger than a man’s hand. One day Darcy Lonsdale returned with a perplexed look on his face to his new house, liis wife, wondering at it, asked him: “What is the matter, Darcy 7” After thinking for a few minutes, he answered: “The very air seems thick with fan cies,” he answered. “I saw three of my best friends this morning standing in a group in Castle street, and when 1 join ed them I knew by the embarrassed ex pression on each man’s face that they had been talking about me.” “What could they have to say about you. Darcy?” asked Ivate. “It was all fancy, Darcy.” "No; 1 am sure they were speaking cf me. I went to the bank this morning, and as I was entering the door I distinct ly heard the manager say, ‘Mistaken in Lonsdale’ I heard the words as plainly as you hear them now. He was talking to one of the partners, and they were both cool, I thought, in their manner.” Kate threw her arms round his neck and kissed his anxious face. "Why should anyone talk about you or lie cool to you, dear? You have doue no wrong?” "No; but there is something. Kate, in the minds of the people about me. I can not imagine what it is.” Kate tried to cheer him; she laugTted at the notion. What could there be? She knew that there was no one like him. No one could accuse him of a mean ac tion: his life had always been fair, open, loyal and transparent. It was absurd. He must be out of health; he should go away and rest himself for a time. Peo ple cool to him. indeed!' She would like to see anyone treat him with less respect and honor than he deserved. Yet she waited anxiously for him the next day. She was somewhat surprised, for there had been a perfect deluge of tradesmen's bills—au occurrence that had never happened before. The baker had *ent in his bill, and the butcher wanted ready money: the upholsterers who had furnished Vale House pressed for a set tlement in consequence of unlooked-for losses. Kate showed the bills to her hus band. “What does it mean?” she asked, won deringly. “It means, my dear, that there is some -übtle agency at work against us—l can not tell what. Tt means also that the tradespeople must bo paid at one. In deed, Kate, we would have been wise had we waited tilt the legacy had been paid to ns la-fort' we came here.” "Rut it is certain,* said Kate, a little anxiously. “As certain as fate.” he replied; and then they talked a little more cheerfully about what they would do wheu the money was at their command. That same evening Felix came home looking slightly preoccupied. He had seen one of their oldest clients go into George Malcolm's office, and the vicar of th.- parish, the Rev. Darnel Hunter, had passed him with the coldest of bows. He also had an impression that there was something wrong. He could tell neither what it was nor why it was. Felix thought that there would be time to walk over to The Limes. He had a very beautiful book that he had bought for Violet, and he wanted to to her. It struck him, when he entered the drawing room of The Limes, that the three assembled there had been speaking of him, their greeting was so awkward, so constrained, so unlike the genial, kind ly reception that had always been given to him hitherto. Mrs. Haye held out her hand to him, but her eyes fell, and her husband’s half-murmured words were in audible; Violet looked embarrassed; and for the first time under that hospitable roof the young lover felt ill at ease. When he laid the volume on the table, Mr. Haye took it up. “This must have cost something,” he said, “for it is very handsome. It would be better to save money than to spend it —we npne of us know when the evil day may come.” “I do not fear evil days,” remarked Felix, with all the sanguine hope of a young man. “The wisest among us may expect them,” said Mr. Haye, briefly. When he had said good-night to the two seniors and asked Violet if she would walk to the gate with him, Mrs. Haye interposed. “It is too cold,” she said. “Violet has been complaining of headache all day; she must not go out.” And the tone was so decided, so stern, that Felix could not oppose Mrs. Haye. He held Violet’s hand one minute in his; he tried to look into the depths of her beautiful eyes, but they drooped from his, and he could not see them. lie left her with a few whispered words, feeling more unhappy than he bad ever felt be fore. For the first time he noticed that night a look of anxiety on his father’s face. Nor was the mystery lessened when on the day following Mrs. Lonsdale, going on her daily round of shopping, met the vicar’s wife, Mrs. Hunter, who stopped to speak to her. *• “This is a very sad affair, Mrs. Lons dale.” she said; a'nd Kate, looking at her, asked quietly what affair she meant. She looked so entirely unconscious that the vicar’s wife was surprised. “Have you heard no bad news of—of— ,any one?” she asked; and Kate answer ed: “No.” Then Mrs. Hunter related some trifling little story; and even as she related it Kate told herself that she was inventing it. With her honest, straightforward eyes she looked at the vicar’s lady. “You are not telling me what was in your mind when you first spoke to me,” she said. “What were you thinking of, Mrs. Hunter?” But Mrs. Hunter, after laughingly par rying the remark, hastily said good-morn ing in a very embarrassed fashion, and walked away. Mrs. Lonsdale went home with a ter rific sense of foreboding. Her pretty house seemed almost to oppress her. She wished that she had not burdened herself with a nursery governess; as for the new silk dress, it no longer gave her the least pleasure. What was this cloud hanging over her husband and her children? Was it only nervous fancy, or was there evil looming in the distance? She was soon to know; and when she did know it proved to be even greater than she feared. CHAPTER IV. “I am very sorry—l think it unjust; hut it is quite impossible to say how it will end,” said George Malcolm, the law yer. For the secret was known now—the shadow had become a substance, the vague fancies had all assumed a form, the airy nothings had become realities so stern and so cruel that they had driven Darcy Lonsdale almost to despair. Mrs. Hardman’s heir-at-law, James Hardman, had given legal notice that he intended to contest his relative’s will on the ground of undue influence. lie maintained that Darcy Lonsdale had taken undue advan tage of his position, that he had influenc ed a weak-minded woman, and had per suaded her to leave him the half of her money. It was a clever ruse, advising her to send tor another lawyer; but it would not help him. Everyone in Lil ford knew this before the least rumor of it reached Darcy Lonsdale. He went at once to Mr. Malcolm; but the honest law yer had no cheering news for him. "I am a lawyer myself,” he said, “but I can never tell how a lawsuit may end; it may take the right turn, and again it may take a wrong one.” ”Rut,” returned Darcy Lonsdale, “Mrs. Hardman meant me to have the money, did she not? That one broad fact no one can dispute.” “I believe honestly that she intended you to have it. 1 know she did. She talked to me for some time about the good it would do to you and your chil dren.” “Then what can there be found to dis pute? She intended to give me the money, and she did give it,” cried Darcy Lons dale. “The law deals heavily with casos like this. James Hardman will plead that he is heir-at-law. that he is the rightful heir of the late Elizabeth Hardman, that he has beeu brought up in expectation of receiving the money, and that you have taken an undue advantage of your posi tion as her legal adviser and friend to induce her to leave it to you.” "But,” declared Mr. Lonsdale. “I did no such thing; I swear to you I never asked, influenced or said one word to her about it. How dare any man say such a thing of me?” "1 am very sorry for you,” said George Malcolm. “I can say no more. Ido not believe it, and I shall stand by you through it all. Hardman has placed the whole matter in th® hands of a London firm, and the trial will come on about the end of September. You must prepare your defense and look np your witnesses." “If my whole life does not witness for me,” said Darcy Lonsdale, with quiet dignity, “then the words of no man cau benefit me.” He dreaded going home —for the first time in his life he disliked passing through the streets of his native town, for the first time he shrank from the glances and words of his old comrades. “Heaven help Kate!” he said to him self. “How am I to tell her?” But Kate knew already—snch news travels fast. It was no weeping, hysteri ca! wife who clung to him, half mad with womanish fears; a bright, tender face looked into his, sweet, warm, white hands clasped his. loving lips kissed him. a brave, bright voice cheered him with the music of home words. “1 have heard all about it. Darcy.” said his wife. “Never mind—no one can in jure you. You are innocent, honest and honorable. Never mind what auyoue says —heaven knows the trnth. and I love you all the more that you bear this blame so well.” Darcy Lonsdale was relieve.! to find his wife so cheerful, and they sat down to discuss their difficulty. “Give the money back. Darcy,” said his wife. “If I were in your place I would not touch one shilling of it.” “If I did that it w ould look as though T feared inquiry—as though I knew that I had gained it by wrong means, and re morse compelled me to return it.” “But,” said his wife, “if there should be a trial, and it should go against yon?'* “Then I must bear it liae a man. Kate. I have had many blessings—if it pleases heaven to send me a reverse, i must not complain.” Presently Felix came In, and one glance at his son’s face told Darcy Lonsdale that he had heard the whole story. The hand some young face was full of emotion. He went straight up to his father and laid his hand lovingly upon his shoulder. “Let me help you. father,” he said. “No man shall say one word against you while I live.” And the two inpn—father and son— shook hands. There was more expressed in that silent grasp than there could have been in a volume of words. “You have heard the story, I suppose, Felix,” said Mrs. Lonsdale. “Yes, I have heard it, and a more cru elly unjust story never was told. Let me help to fight your battle, father.” Presently Mrs. Lonsdale said, musing ly: “What will Violet say when she hears it?” “Say?” cried Felix. “She will be in dignant. She will agree with me that any man who listens to it ought to be shot. Why do you look so strangely at me, madre?” "I was wondering,” she said, “whether this would make any difference to her or to her parents—l mean in respect of your self.” “Difference? No —yet T am wrong. Yes, it will make this one difference. She will love me the better and cling to me the more. I have no doubt about Violet. It is the one thing needed to quicken her love for me with anew, strange life.” They talked until long after midnight; they looked the evil in the face. If they went to law, and the law was against them, what then? They would be dread fully embarrassed for ready money. The nursery governess must go. but they couid remain at Vale House, nud the partner ship should not be dissolved. CHAPTER V. The autumn was come; the golden glory of summer had given way to it. The luxuriant trees made the woods a pic ture. The yellow leaves lay in dank heaps, the corn had all been cut and car ried, the fruit gathered; the gloaming was longer, and the sunset had clouds of deep er crimson. The little town of Lilford had experi enced a social earthquake. The great trial of Lonsdale versus Hardman had been decided, and the verdict was against Dar cy Lonsdale; the will was declared null and void, and the whole of the property was to be given to‘James Hardman. “I shall never hold up my head again,” said Darcy Lonsdale, with a deep sob. “I shall never look my fellow-men in the face.” That his old friends should have be lieved this of him pained the brave, honest heart. He had a long illness, from which it was feared at first that he would never iecover. It was a dreary time. The business fell away; the townspeople said to each other that they could not trust a man of whom such things had been said—they could not leave their interests in his hands. One after another the old names disappeared from his books. Men he had known all liis simple life fought shy of him and the dreary time passed on. Felix worked hard, but it was like row ing against an angry current. There were some gleams of comfort; one of them neither father nor son ever forgot. It was an eveuiug in October, dark and chill. For the first time the invalid had come downstairs, and the weight of anx iety upon him was like a weight of lead. Those were days of strict economy in Vale House. There was no tempting fruit for the feeble appetite, no generous wine to give strength to the feeble frame. The- best medicine that the invalid had were the cheering, kindly words of his wife, the love of his son. That evening Felix came home late from his office; he was tired, owing to the hard work and ill-fortune of the day. He fought nobly with misfortune, but he fought in vain. His kind face brightened when he saw a letter for him. It must be from Violet. Oh, to escape, if only for one hour, and sun himself in the light of her presence! He saw her so seldom now. tyas hajd at work during tjie day, and the nights were so colu for walks and rambles. He occasionally went over to The Limes; but the welcome that he received there was not of the warmest, but he could not see Violet alone. He took up the letter with a smile and read it. It was not from Violet, but from her father, Francis Haye, saying that the marriage must bo deferred at least a year, as he was quite sure that under the circumstances Felix could not hamper himself with a wife. “Violet was,” he said, “of the same opinion, as he would see;” nud indeed there was a rose-tinted, sweet-scented note from Vio let—just a few lines—to the effect that she thought her father was right. • (To be continued.) LIVE IN THE COUNTRY, The Beet Literary Work is Done by Men Whose Homes Are Outside the Cities. “See for a moment bow the matter of residence affects literary i>eople, with whose work, naturally, I am familiar,” writes Edward Bolt, In the Ladies’ Home Journal, of “The American Man and the Country.” “Pick out th 2 suc cessful writers of the day and see where their homes are. Scarcely in a single instance will you find one of them living in the city. On the other hand, look at the work done by your literary denizen of the city and see how it suffers in comparison with that of the man or woman whose mind rests on God's own handiwork. Such writers are like pygmies compared to the men who with fresh minds look over God's landscape and reflect the deepest and truest thoughts of real men and wom en. See bow an author—and this is a constant occurrence—living in some re mote country place does a great piece of work, and then, allured by false prophets, removes to the city and con tinues his work there. Is his work the same? Verily, it is not. Degeneration takes place as soon as he removes him self from man's truest surroundings. And what is true to-day of men in lit erary work Is equally true of men in the kindred arts. The great work of the world is being doue to-day by men whose lives are spent away from the great cities.” The Greatest River In the World. How many Americans know that there is no river system on earth which even distantly compares with that of the Mississippi and its tributaries? The census tells us that these rivers, all flowing through one channel into the Gulf of Mexico, aggregate more than 100,000 miles in length. The Amazon, the Nile, the Ganges, and all the rest of the great river systems on earth, put together, scarcely approach this mag nificent showing. A steamboat leaving Pittsburg can visit twenty-three States without passing through any artificial channel. She can go up the Allegheny and Monongabela. the Big Sandy, the Kentucky, the Wabash, the Tennessee, and the Cumberland—clear into Ala bama— before reaching the mouth of the Ohio. Below Cairo she can tra verse not only the Mississippi but the St. Francois, the Arkansas, the Wt*te, the Red, tbe Yazoo, the Tallahatehee, the Yalobusha, the Ouachita, the great bayous, and all the tributaries of these streams, making hundreds of mile*. Tbe Price of Contaat l.oyalty. "But." said the tourist, “I should think your frequent revolutions would entail an euormous expense upon your people.” “They do,” replied the native of the. Sooth American republic. “Why, we often have to change flags several times a day.”’—Puck. MUST STOP ATTACKS. China Warnel to Put Immediate End to Firing on Legations. The State Department Thursday morn ing made public the text of the note ad dressed to the Chinese government through Minister Wu. The dispatch is not in the form or nature of an ultima tum. It insists, however, that the tiring on the legations cease and that the im perial government, if it desires to show its friendliness, shall co-operate with the relieving column. Following is the text of note: j We are availing ourselves 01! the oppor tunity offered by the imperial edict of Aug. 5 allowing to the foreign ministers free com munication with their . respective govern ments in cipher, and have sent a communica tion to Minister Conger, to which we await an answer. We are already advised by him, in a brief dispatch received Aug. 7, that imperial troops are tiring daily upon the ministers in Peking. We demand the immediate cessa tion of hostile attacks by imperial troops upon the legations, and urge the exercise of every power and energy of the imperial gov ernment for the protection of the legations aud all foreigners therein. We are also advised by the same dispatch from Minister Conger that, in his opinion, for the foreign ministers to leave Peking, as proposed in the edict of Aug. 2, would be certain death. In view of the fact that the imperial troops are now tiring upon the lega tions, and in view of the doubt expressed by the imperial government in its edict of Aug. 2 as to its power to restore order and secure absolute safety In Peking, it is evident that this apprehension is well founded, for if your government cannot protect our minis ter in Peking, it will presumptively, be un able to protect him upon a journey from Pekin to the coast. We therefore urge upon the imperial gov ernment thai it shall adopt the course sug gested in the third clause of the lettf of the Prtsident to His Majesty the Emperor of China, of July ‘23, 1900, and enter into communication with the relief expedition so that cooperation may be secured between them for the liberntion of the legations, the protection of foreigners and the restoration of order. Such action on the part of the imperial government would be a satisfactory demonstration of its friendliness and desire to attain these ends. ALVEY A. A DEE, Acting Secretary Department of State. Washington, Aug. 9, 1900. CANDIDATES ARE NOTIFIED. Bryan and Stevenson Officially In formed of Their Nominations. At Military Park in Indianapolis Wed nesday afternoon William J. Bryan was notified that for the second time he had been chosen Democracy’s candidate for President. And, for the second time in his life, Adlai E. Stevenson learned of ficially that his party had chosen him as its candidate for the second highest office ,within the gift of the people. The crowd at the park was so dense that it was tedious progress for the pro cession that escorted the nominees. Along the line of march the throng surged for ward and backward as they cheered for Bryan and Stevenson. Various estimates make the number of visitors in the city -20,000 to 30,000. In addition to these strangers all Indianapolis seemed to be on foot. It was a sweltering but good-natured crowd. Clouds that obscured the sun early in the day were scattered by noon and the sun beat pitilessly upon the hosts. The thermometer registered over 90 de grees in the shade and in the sun, where the majority of sight seers stood for hours, the temperature was over 100. Military park was gay with flags and streamers; the walls of the (irand hotel, from where the parade started, were al most hidden by bunting and nearly every building along the line of march was dec orated. With the day’s exercises the campaign of 1900 may be said to have opened. The addresses of Col. Bryan and Mr. Steven son, in reply to the chairmen of the no tification committees, sounded the key note for the party that is seeking to se cure the reins of government. It is anti imperialism. A thousand words are de voted to this subject where ten are used for any other. MOW DOWN CHINESE. Russians Seize and Burn New Chwang After Slaughter. The Russians, after a terrific battle with the Chinese at New Chwang, cap tured the city. The Russians carried the £orts by storm and fought the Chinese in their trenches, which were constructed with great ingenuity. The defensive works of the Chinese were very formid able. They were also greatly superior in numbers to the attacking force, but were badly led and gathered in great masses, which were torn to pieces by the Rus sians’ shells and mowed down by their rifle fire. After capturiug the defensive works the Russians took possession of the native city and destroyed it by fire. CHINA WAR NEWS . The claim is made that the Chinese are using dum-dum bullets. 1 A large body of Boxers is gathering south of Tien-tsin. Gen. Miles applied for sevice in Ccina, but was turned down. Chefu dispatch says the river is full of dead Chinamen, some decapitated. Senator Teller declares the Chinese situation demands au extra session of Congress. Cossacks are occupying the residence in Tien-tsin where Li Hung Chang re ceived Gen. Grant. The Governor of Mukden. Manchuria, in a proclamation, has urged his people to massacre Christians. Americans and Japanese in Tien-tsin are said to have in their possession about 1,fi00,000 ounces each of Chinese bar sil ver. Japs don’t like British Admiral Sey mour’s visit to the Viceroy of Nanking, because he didn’t advise them before hand. There is talk at Shanghai of an alli ance between the United States and Rus sia to prevent the dismenlterment of China. Li Ping Heng is general of the troops In the north of tbe empire. He is intense ly hostile to foreigners. Aguin has again been taken by the Russians, after a stubborn fight. Chi nese are being pursued in the direction of Tsitsikar. The arrival of Li Ping Heng and Kang Yu prevented the Chinese at Tien tsin from agreeing to peace after the city was taken. A Berlin paper quotes Li-Hung-Chang as saying that under no circumstances must China cede any more territory to any power. Members o? the Tsung li Yanaea. who were executed for friendliness to the foreigners, were not beheaded, but were cut in twain. Chicago packers will furnish the gov ernment 2.000.0I*) pounds of meats with in thirty days for the American soldiers in the Orient. Russians who so roundly whipped the Chinese at Aigun captured a Celestial flag with the inscription, “Tbe People of the Large Fist.” A Tien-tsin dispatch says the Chinese, seeing the large force of allies depart for Pekin, made an attack ou the city, but were driven back. Japanese papers criticise the German Emperor’s address to his troops, in which he demanded vengeance. Berlin corroborates Tien tsin news that an imperial edict direct* that Takow and Tien-tsjn be retaken by the Chinese. Russians refused to allow Americans to put up telephone wires on the railroad poles from Chefu to Takow, and they claim the railroad. Six thousand persons, railway officials and their families, have left Charbin for Khabarovsk by order of the Russian government. They include many wound ed. and the Chinese government has con tributed 11,000 ruU'rs for ambulance pw “MY OWN SELF ACAIM." Mrs. Gate* Write* to Sirs. Fink ham, Follows *er Adrlca and Is Made Well. “Dear Mrs. Pixkham: —For nearly two and one-half years I have been in feeble health. After my little child came jww so severe at times “ Dear Mrs. Pinkham:— I have taken Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege table Compound as revised and now send you a letter for publication. For several years I was in such wretched health that life was almost a burden. I could hardly walk across the floor, was so feeble. Several oi our best physicians attended me, but failed to help. 1 concluded to write to you for advice. In a few days I received such a kind, motherly letter. 1 followed your instructions and am my ‘old self’ again. Was greatly benefited before I had used one bottle. May God bless you for what you are doing for suffer ing women.”— Mrs. Ci.ara Gates, Johns P. 0., Miss., Oct. 6, 1899. French Express Trains. Improvements in the speed of cer tain trains on the Northern Kailway of France are attracting attention in Eu rope just now. The distance between Calais Pier and the Nord Sta'ien in Paris is 155.5 miles. Some trains make the trip in less than four hours, or at the rate of fifty or more miles an hour. One, which runs only four days a week, the Mediterranean train de luxe, cov ers the distance in three hours and a quarter, which is equal to til’ty-seven miles an hour. This run is made with out a stop. The fastest time made on a daily train on the Northern Railway of France is three hours and a half, or fifty-three miles an hour. One of the London newspapers, referring to the topic, says that the nearest approach to this speed in England are these two: The trip is made from Paddington to Exeter, 194 miles, in three bonus; and forty-three minutes, or at the rate of 52.2 miles an hour, and from Euston to Liverpool, 193% miles, in three hours and three-quarters, or at the rate of 51.6 miles an hour. It is interesting to compare with these figures the running time of the Empire State express. This train covers 444 miles in eight hours and a quarter, which represents an average speed of 53.8 miles an hour. What Do the Children Drink? Don’t give them tea or coffee. Have you tried the new food drink called GRAIN-O? It is delicious and nourish ing, and takes the place of coffee. The more Grain-O you give the children the more health you distribute through their systems. Grain-O is made of pure grains, and when properly prepared tastes like the choice grades of coffee, but costs about % as much. All grocers sell it. 15c and 25c. Got Their Fees, Anyway. McJigger—Young Dr. Downs recently made SSO in a guessing contest. Thingumbob—The only one who guessed correctly, eh? McJigger—Oh, no. Two other doc tors got the same, and all three of them guessed wrong. You see, they were called in consultation over a patient.— Philadelphia Press. Hotneseekers’ Excursions Vie. Chicago and Eastern Illinois Rui'inail. On the first and third Tuesdays of June, July and August the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad will p'ace on sale Honteseekers’ Excursion tickets to various points in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indian Territory, Ken tucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennes see and Texas. One fare (plus $2.00) for the round trip. Tickets are limited on going trip fif teen days from date of sale, with stop over privileges in Homeseekers’ Terri tory. Returning, tickets are limited twenty-one days from date of sale. Remember that we now have in service anew wide-vestibnled train between Chi cago and Waco and Fort Worth, Texas, leaving Chicago daily at 1:50 p. m. Through Pullman sleeping ears and free reclining chair cars. For further partic ulars call on or address any agent Chi cago and Eastern Illinois Railroad, or C. L. Stone, G. P. & T. A., Chicago. Would Never Do. Mrs. Gabbie—Here's an invitation from the Hilton’s to the wedding of their daughter, Mabel. Huh! The groom’s name is given, “Esau B. Bigh ton." It would be better form to spell out the middle name. Mr. Gabbie —Not in this case. Ilis middle name is “Btiggs.”—Philadelphia Press. BEST FOR THE BOWELS. No matter whit ails you, headache to a cancer, you will never get well until your bowels are put right. CASCARETS help nature, cure you without a gripe or pain, produce easy natural movements, cost you just 10 cents to start getting your heal'h back. CASCARETS Cant# Ca thartic, the genuine, put up in metal boxes, every tablet has C. C. 0. stamped on it. Beware of imitations. Pearls. Pearl tishermeu dispute the tale thf* the oyster of commerce ever contains the genuine gem. It Is in a very differ ent sort of bivalve these jewels make their homes. The pearl of an edible oyster is pretty to a degree, but at the best is onjy a “counterfeit pre- KBtBMBt” of srticle. Try Grain-*): Try Grair.-O! Ask your Grocer to-day to show yon a package of GKAIN-O, the new food drink that takes the place of coffee. The children may drink it without injury as well as the adult. All wOo try it like it. GRAIX-O has that rich seal brown of Mocha or Java, but it is made from pure grains, and the roost delicate stomach re ceives it withoot distress, hi the price c? coffee. 15c and 25c per package. Bold by all grocers. One of the Evils of Drink. “Intemperance is a dreadful thing,” said the earnest citizen. “Indeed It is,” answered Mr. Vai Higgle, who Is an enthusiastic wheel man. “Why, sir, It is intemperance that causes people to strew the street with all these broken bottles.”—Wash ington Star. Lane's Family Medicine Move* the bowels each day. In order to be healthy this is necessary. Acts gently on the liver and kidneys. Cures sick headache. Price 25 and 50c. Automatic Photography. An apparatus has been devised for automatically photographing people as they enter shops pi"'- Raw apples, sour and bard, when well chewed, may be digested In a lit tle lees than three boor*; when mellow, the time la reduced to two. A Bucolic Slur at Chicago. It was a beautiful day, oven in Chi cago. The sun slione. A great calm prevailed. Save for the occasional sound of a sandbag, and the purling of the drainage canal, all was still. “And you will go to the circus?” whispered Fitzmaurice, gaziug into the eyes of the woman he loved. “Yes,” faltered Gwendolin. “My darling! Afternoon or evening?” “Afternoon. Full dress is such a bore in summer!” With one mad. clinging embrace, he strode away to buy tickets. Street Cooking in China. The Chinese believe in early rising and begin their workday several hours earlier than Europeans or Americans. In this particular the high officials set a good example, for they hold audi ences and transact business at day light. The street kitchens which may be seen in any Chinese town do business at all hours of me day and night and had become well established institu tions several thousand years before the American owl restaurant was thought of. Do Your Feet Ache and Burn? Shake into your shoes Allen’s Foot- Ease, a powder for the feet. It makes tight or new shoes feel easy. 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