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A Moral Lesion.
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Then came an excited outburst, as the speaker must have turned his face to ward the door, for these words came plainly: "The end of it will be that they’ll es cape, and briDg a man-of-war down up on us, and all through his fooling.” A murmur arose. i “He’s gone mad. I tell you all; aud if you like to choose a captain for your selves, choose one, and I’ll follow him iike a man; but it’s time something was done if we want to live.” Another burst of murmurs rose here. “He’s mad, I tell you, or be wouldn't keep him like that. So what’s it to be. my lads, anew captain or the yard-arm?” CHAPTER XIII. The time glided on. and Humphrey al ways knew when his captor was at sea, for the severity of his imprisonment was theu most felt. The lieutenant, Mazzard. was always left in charge of the place, but Bart remained behind by the cap tain's orders, and at these times Hum phrey was sternly ordered to keep to his prison. Dinny came and went, but. try him how he would, Humphrey could get nothing from him for days and days. The tide turned at last. “Well, sor,” said Dinny one morning, “I've been thinking it over a great dale. I don't like desarting the captain, who has been like a brother to me; but there’s Misthress Greenheys, ami! love’s a won derful excuse for a many things." More days passed, and every stroll out side his prison had to be taken by Hum phrey with Bari; as close to him as his shadow'. Dinny kept aw'y again, and the plan to escape might as well have never been uttered. Bart always went well armed with his prisoner, and seemed unusually suspi cious, as if tearing an attempt at escape. Dinny’* little widow came no more, and the nours grew so irksome with the con finement conseqnent upon the captain’s absence that Hart longed for his return. One morning Bart’s manner showed that something had occurred. His gour face wore a smile, and he was evidently greatly relieved of his responsibility as he said to the prisoner: “There, you can go out.” “Has the captain returned?” B. .-t delivered himself of a short nod. "Tel! him I wish to see him. P.id him come here.” “What! the skipper? You mean, ask him if 1 may take you to him, and he’ll see you.” • "I said. Tell your skipper to come here!” said Humphrey, drawing himself up as if he were on the quarterdeck. “Tell him I wis-h to see him at once.” Bart drew a long breath. Then, smil ing grimly, he slowly left the place. The buccaneer, who looked anxious and dispirited, was listening to some coin piaint made by his lieutenant, and angry words were passing which made Bart as he heard them hasten his steps, tnd look sharply from one to the other as he entered. Black Mazzard scowled, his face being villainous without. "Well,” he said aloud, “I’ve warned you!” and he strode out cf the old cham ber which formed the captain’s quarters. "You two been quarreling?” said Bart, sharply. “The dog’s insolence is worse than ever!” cried the captain, with flashing eyes. “Bart, I don’t want to shed the blood of the man who bus been my offi cer. but ” “Let someone eise bleed him,” prowled Bart. “Dick would; Dinny would pice anything to do it. We’re ’bout tired of him. I should like the job myself.” “Silence!” said the captain, sternly. “No, speak; tell me, what h3s been going on since I’ve been awayV” “Black Mazzard?” The captain nodded. “Half the time he's spent in the south ruins preaching to the men.” "Preaching?” “Yes. with you for a text. Just in his old way: but I've been too busy with the prisoner. He wants you!” The buccaneer sprang to his feet. “He wants me—he has seat for me?" he cried, eagerly. “You'll go?” “Yes. Perhaps he has something to say in answer to an offer 1 made." “An offer?” “Yes. Bart, to join ns, and be one of my lieutenants.” “Join us, and be your lieutenant?” cried Bart. “Yes. my friend. I like him for the sake of his old generous ways, aud I like him for his present manliness.” "You—like him?” “Yes. It is not impossible, is it. that I should like to have a friend?” "Friend?” “Y’es!“ said the captain, sternly: “an other friend! Don't stare, man. and think of the past. Mary Dell diet), and Abel Dell still lives—Commodore Junk, seek ing to take vengeance upon those who cut that young life short.” “Look here," said Bart, who gasped as he listened to his companion’s wild ut terances: “are you going mad?" "No. Bart; l apt as sane as you.” “But. you said-—” “What I choose to say, man. Let me believe all that ;; 1 like, iko y i sup- I the stings of my .own thoughts? I choose to think ali that and it shall be so. You shall think it too! 1 am Commodore Junk, and if I wish this man to be my friend, and he consents., it shall be o!” Humphrey was beginning to feel the thrill of returning strength in his veins, and it brought with it his old indepen dence of spirit and the memory that he had been trained to rale. His little epi sode with Bart that morning had mused him a little, and prepared tint for Li* encounter with -tie ouoeaneer captain, upon whom he felt he was about to cou fer a favor. A smile played bout his lips as a step drew nearer. The buccaneer entered the chamber. He stood gazing down at the handsome, manly figure of his prisoner. Then a frown puckered his brow, and he said, quietly: “'Asleep?" “No." said Humphrey; **<■. my good fellow. 1 was only thinking.” The buccaneer frowned a little more heavily as he listened to his prisoner's cool, careless words, asd felt: the contemp tuous tone in which he was addressed. “Yon sent for ?ne.“ he <si4, harshly, and his voice *\ traded oe - >.• and rough. “Well,” said Humphrey, w th it,- lent contempt, "how -uany ships have you plundered—how many throats have you cut this voyage?” The buccaneer's eyes seem->d to fash as he took a step forward, and made an angry gesture. Bat he checked himself on the instant, and, with a taint smile, replied: --Captain Armsf -ong is dispose! to be Kerry. Why hav-e you seat for me?" “MerryT said ; Humphrey, ignor ing the question;, “one need be, shat up I in th. ? tomb. Well, yea are back again?” “Yes. I am back again." sad the buc caneer. smoothing his brow, and declin ing to be angry with his prisoner for hit Insulting way. "k is bnt the pecking of a prisoned bird.” bo said to himself. “And not been enught site. hanged yet? I was in hope that I bad seen the last Of you.” * **l have heard tell before of prisoners reviling their captors,” said the bucca neer, quietly. “Revile! Well, is it not your portion?” “For treating you with the considera tion due to a gentleman?” said the buc caneer, whose feature' grew more eaim and whose eyes brightened as if from satisfaction at finding the prisoner so cool and daring, and in how little account he was heid. “I have given orders that the prisoner should be treated well. Is there anylhing more I can do?” The harsh, grating voice had grown soft, deep, rich and mellow, while the dark, flashing eyes seemed to have be come dreamy as they rested upon the prisoner’s handsome, defiant face. “Yes,” said Humphrey, bitterly; “give me my liberty.” The buccaneer shook his head. “Curse you! No: you profess to serve me —to treat me well—and you keep me here barred up like some wi and beast whom you have caged.” “Barred—caged!” said the buccaneer, raising h:s eyebrows. “You have free dom to wander where you will.” “Bah! freedom!” cried Humphrey, springing up. “Curse you! v.hy don’t 1 strangle you where you stand?” At that moment there was a castling anicng the leaves outside the xv inflow, and Humphrey burst into a mocking laugh. “How braveT’ he cried. “The bucca neer captain comes to see his unarmed prisoner, and his guards wait ou'sidc the doorway, while another party stop by the wir dow, ready to spring in.” The buccaneer's face turined of a deep, dull red —the glow of annoyance, as he strode to the window and exclaimed fiercely: “Why are you here? Go!” “But ” “Go, Bart. ’ said the buccaneer, more qiveily. “Captain Armstrong will not injure me.” There was a heavy rustling sound among the leaves and the buccaneer mode as if to go to the great curtain; but he checked himself, turned, an-i said, smiiirg sadly: “Captain Armstrong will brlieve me when 1 tell him that there is no one out there. Come, sir, you have sent for me. You have thought well upon nit 1 said. All this has been so much angry petu lance, and you are ready to take me by the hand —to become my friend. No, no; hear me You do not think of wnat ycur Ufe here may be.” “That of a pirate—a murderer!” cried Humphrey, scornfully. “No,” said the buccaneer, flushing once more. “I am rich. All that can be some thing of the past. This land is mine, and here we can raise up anew nation, for my followers are devoted to me. Come! are we to be friends?” “Friends!” cried Humphrey, scornful ly—“a new nation—your people devoted— why. man, I sent for you to warn you!” “You—to warn me?” “Yes. One of your followers is plot ting against you. He has been address ing your men; and if you don’t take care you will be elevated over your people ir. a way more lofty than pleasant to the king of anew nation.” “I understand your sneers, sir,” said the buccaneer, quietly; and there was more sadness than anger in his tone. “They are unworthy of the brave man who has warned me of a coming danger, nud they are from your lips, sir, Dot from the heart of the grave adversary 1 have vowed to make my friend.” Humphrey winced, for the calm, re proachful tone roused him, and he stood there frowning as the buccaneer went on. "As to the plotting against me, I am al ways prepared for that. A man in my position makes many enemies. Even you have yours.” “Yes—you,” cried Humphrey. “No; lam a friend. There, I thank you for your warning. It is a proof, though you do not know it, that the gap between us grows less. Some day. Captain Arm strong, you will take my band. We shall be friends.” Humphrey recj. '-j-d silent as the buc caneer left the chairoor, and, once more alone, the prisoner asked himself if this was true—that he had really bidden fare well to civilization forever, and this was to be his home, this strange compound of savage fierceness and gentle friendliness his companion to the end? CHAPTER XIV. Humphrey Armstrong walked on blind ly further aud further into the forest, for he was moved more deeply than ever he had been moved before. The presence of this man was hateful to him, and yet he seemed to possess an infiuence rhat was inexplicable; and his soft, deep tones rang in his ears now he was away. “Good heavens!" he cried, “what an end to an officer’s career—the lieutenant of a wreached pirate king! New nation! Bah! what madness!” He sat down with his head resting up on his hand, gazing back along the nar row path, when, to his horror, just com ing into view, he saw the figure of the bueeaneer appoaching. with head bent and arms crossed over his chest, evident ly deep in thought. Humphrey started up and backed away round a curve before turning, and walked swiftly along the path, looking eagerly tor a track by which he could avoid an other eneouuter, when for the first time he became aware of the fact that he was i nthe way leading to an old temple which had been formed into a mausoleum, and, ! unless he should be able to find another ; path, bound for the ancient structure. He climbed up the doorway and looked i back. All was silent and dim as he stooped i and entered, stepping cautiously on. and I then, as soon as well sheltered, turning !to gaze back. Just then the buccaneer [ came into sight and walked slowly to | ward the old temple. There was no time ! for further hesitation. He must either \ boldly meet the buccaneer or hide. | He chose the latter course, stepping I cautiously into one of the recesses behind ; a sitting figure, where he could stand in complete darkness and wait till the buc caneer had gone. The latter entered the next moment, and Humphrey felt half mad with him i self at his spy-iike conduct, for as he saw dimly the figure enter, be hearJ a low, [piteous moan, and saw him throw himself j upon bis knees beside a draped coffin, his | hands clasped, and his frame bending : with emotion, as in a broken voice he j prayed alond. | His words were incoherent, an-1 bn: j few of the utterances reached the iisten | :ng man's cars, as he bit hi- iip~ wish an ger, and then listened with wonder at | what arenavd a strange revolatioi f char ! acier. \>h. give me strengthr - he murmured. I”1 swore revenge—on all—for the wrongs -—for the death —loved —strength to fight idowa this weakness—to be —self—for strength—for strength—to live—revenge— death. - The last word of these agonised utter ances was still qaiverii g upon the air as if it had been torn fretn the speaker’s breast, when the dimly seen doorway was suddenly darkened and there was a quick movement. Humphrey Armstrong’s position was one whu.i enabled him. faint as was the light, to see everything—the draped cof fin. the kneeling figure bent over it. and a great crouching form stealing softly behind, as tf gathering for a spring. There was the dull gleam of steel up lifted fey the figure bending over the buc caneer Assassination, without doubt. The moment of peri! had come, lightly as it had been treated, and. stirred to the heart by the treachery and horror of the deed intended. Humphrey sprang from his place of concealment, struck the buccaneer’s assailant full in the chest, and they rolled over together on the tem ple floord. “Quick, lads, help!” shouted the man whom Humphrey had seized, and two companions rushed :u for a general melee to ensue at terrible disadvantage, for the assailants were armed with knives and those they assailed defenseless as to weapons. Humphrey knew this to his cost in the quick struggle which ensuea. He had writhed round as he struggled with the would-be murderer, and contrived to get uppermost, when a keen sense of pain passing through one of his arms, made him loosen his hold for a moment, and the next he was dashed back. He sprang up. though, to seize his as sailant, stung by the pain into a fit of sav age rage, when, as he clasped an enemy, be found that it was not his first antago nist, but a lesser man, with whom he closed fiercely just 33 the fellow was striving to get out of tLc doorway—a pur pose he effected, dragging Humphrey with him. The passage was darker than the inner temple, where hoarse panting and the sounds of contention were still going on. oaths, curses and commands uttered in a savage voice to “Give it him now!"— “Now strike, you fool!”—“Curse him, he’s like an eel!”—and the like came confus edly through the doorway, as. smarting with pain and grinding his teeth with rage, Humphrey struggled on in the pas sage. savagely determined to retain this one a prisoner, as he fought to get the mastery of the knife. How it all occurred was more than he could afterward clearly arrange in his own mind; what he could recall was that the pain weakened him, and the man with whom he struggled wrenched his left arm free, snatched the knife he held from his right hand, and would have plunged it into Humphrey’s breast had not the latter struck him a sharp blow upward in the face so vigorously that the knife fell tinkling on the ground, aud the struggle was resumed upon more equal terms. It was a matter of less than a min ute, during which Humphrey fought less for life than to master his assailant and keep him a prisoner. They had been down twice, tripping over the stone strewn pavement, and once Humphrey had been forced against the wall, but by a sudden spring he had driven his oppo nent backward, and they were strug gling in the middle of the opening, when a wild shriek rank out from the inner temple—a cry which seemed to curdle the young officer’s blood—and this was fol lowed by a rush of someone escaping. His retreat was only witnessed by one, for the struggle was continued on the floor. The two adversaries, locked in a tight embrace, strove to reach their feet, and, panting and weak. Humphrey had nearly succeeded in so doing, when his foe forced him backward, and he fell to cling to the ragged stonework. For as he was driven back the flooring seemed to crumble away beneath his feet; there was a terrible jerk, and he found himself hanging by his hands, lis enemy clinging to him still, and the weight upon his muscles seeming as if it would tear them apart. In the hurry and excitement Humphrey could hardly comprehend his position for the moment. The next he understood it too well, for the stone which had given way fell with a hideous, echoing noise, which came from a terrible distance below. Almost in total darkness, his hands cramped into the interval between two masses of broken stone which formed part of the debris of the roof above, hanging over a hideous gulf at the full stretch of his arms, and with his adver sary’s hands fixed talon-like in garb and dress as he strove to clamber up him to the floor above. -At every throe, as the man strove to grip Humphrey with his knees and dimb up, some fragment of stone rushed down, to fall far beneath, splashing and echo ing with a repetition of sounds that rob bed him of such strength as remained to him, and a dreamy seusation came on apace. “It is the end,” thought Humphrey, for his fingers felt as if they were yielding, and in another minute he knew that he must fall, when the grip upon him in creased, and the man who clung uttered a hoarse yell for help. “Quick!” he shrieked. “I’m letting go!” But at that instant something dark seemed to come between him and the gleaming wet stone away above him in the roof, and then there was quite an ava lanche of small stones gliding by. (To be continued.) WISE AND UNWISE COACHINC. Superiority of the English Method Over the American. The Englishman perhaps under stands better than the American that In endeavoring to get the best possi ble work out of men in athletic train ing. care must be taken not to make them nervous. The English “coach” talks pleasantly to his men, aud in the course of an afternoon on the river they get a fairly good idea of the re quired stroke. The American, accord ing to John Corbin, the author of “An American at Oxford,” is likely to be brusque, if not violent. He says; When I tried for the fr; "hmau crew in America, I was put, with seven oth er unfortunates, into a huge clinker barge, in charge of the sophomore cox swain. On the first day I was told to mind the angle on my oar. The third day the coxswain wrought himself into a fury, and swore at me for not keeping the proper angle. When I glanced out at my blade he yelled: "Keep your eyes in the boat!” again with an oath. This upset me so that I forgot there after to keep a flat back at the finish of the stroke. When we touched the float he jumped out, looked at my back, brought his boot against it sharp ly, and told me there was no use in trying to row unless I could hold a flat back and swing my body between my knees. That night I sat on a dictionary with my feet against the foot board, and tried these injunctions until my back seemed torn in f j liilcis; but it would not come flat. I never went down to | the river again, and it was two years j before I summoned courage to try an | other sport. Enthusiasm of a Dying Scientist. The first penguin we met. says Prof. | C. E. Borehgrevink, the Antarctic ex ! plorer. in Leslie's Monthly, arrived on j the 14th of October, 1890. at Cape ' Adair, in South Victoria Land, thus ! long before the Ice had broken up. I | killed him at the request of my zoolo gist, who was dying at the time. The man knew that bK death was only a question of hours, but he had looked forward to the arrival of the birds, and the news of this first arrival excited him. He begged cs to kill and dissect the bird before him, although be him self was to follow the bird into the mystery of death half an hour after wards, and he knew !L He showed the utmost interest in the operation, and dictated scientific notes as he watched it till within fifteen minutes of his dis solution. Fuel Scarce in Mexico, One of the greatesft drawbacks ia Mexico is the scarcity sf foeL Hopes are placed in the probable discovery of oil in paying quantities. FLAMES RAGE IN OIL. FIRE DEVASTATES PART OF BEAU MONT FIELD. Property Lota Estimated at *IOO,OOO, aud May Be Much Greater—Entire District in. Dancer of Destruction — Many Wells and Tanka Are Bnrned, Fire in the Beaumont, Texas, oil field destroyed a large number of derricks and several pumpng plants and thousands of barrels of oil. It was reported that two lives were lost. The flames started in waste oil along the Texas and Sabine tracks, destroying a long trestle before they were communicated to a number of huge settling tanks containing thousands of barrels of petroleum, which exploded, scattering the fise over a wide area. The ground was saturated with oil and little could be done to stop the progress of the flames. At Gladys, which is the station at the oil field, the whole of the Keitu-Ward tract, embracing several acres and con taining a large number of wells, was burned over. Tbjf tire then reached the big Higgins tank No. 2. from which the oil ceased to flow, but burned iuside the tank. Mounting in tall columns of flame, the oil gushers burned fiercely. Dense clouds of suioke enveloped the Keith-Ward tract, but here and there ibe streaks of blaze could be distinguished in the awe some view. The loss was first estimated at SIOO,OOO, but it is believed this figure will be largely Increased. On Spindle Top Heights, which is about four miles from Beaumont, there are more than, two score oil spouters, many of them gushing 100.000 barrels of crude oil a day. These wells and their tanks, etc., are valued at $300,000,000. Some of the wells are so close together that the timbers of their derricks nearly touch. From Spindle Top the oil is sent to Port Arthur either through pipe lines or in tank cars. The production from this dis trict is said to exceed that of any other oil field ever discovered, not excepting Russia's great wells. FOREST FIRES ALARM. Houses, Barns, Timber and Stock Con sumed in Oregon. Forest fires are raging in the vicinity of Springwater. Ore. Houses, barns and stock are being burned and the whole country is devastated. Many cattle were caught in the timber and burned to death. There are heavy fires four miles fast of Molalla. Smoke from the forest fires backed up from the coast in a solid bank and caused an unusual phenomenon at As toria, Ore., the setting sun turning the sky a yellowish green. Business through out the city generally was suspended nnd everywhere lights were turned on. The girls employed in a packing house ceased work to pray. A steamer on the Colum bia was compelled to use a searchlight at 11 a. m., anil the Portland and Oriental liner was unable to leave on her trip. A message from Mehama says that timber fires all around that town are do ing great damage to forests and threat ening settlers’ houses and property. Thousands of dollars’ worth of property are already destroyed. In the Elkhorn country tires are also raging in choice timber, doing great damage. MARINES HURRIED TO PANAMA. Government Arouseil by Threatened Attack on Isthmus City. On Friday the United States cruiser Panther was ordered to take on board a battalion of marines, 1180 men, and pro ceed with all haste to Colon. The \Vis conjsin was given orders to prevent the bombardment of Panama from the sea by the revolutionary gunboats and to land marines if necessary to protect the rail road property. The Cincinnati had sim ilar orders for Colon. Revolutionists already control points along the isthmian rai'way. They have captured the principal government force sent against them at Agua Dulce. The only Colombian warship on the Panama side of the isthmus fell into their hands several weeks ago. They now have sev eral gunboats cruising almost within sight of Panama. ENGLISH CROPS DAMAGED. Recent Heavy Rains Cause Grain to Suffer Severely. According to reports from all parts of England, the recent heavy rains coming on top of an exceptionally wet summer, have seriously damaged the crops. Grain has suffered severely. Owing to the weather it is of such poor quality that early samples failed to get a bid on the market. With a continuance of the pre vailing weather it may be days and weeks before any considerable quantity of wheat can be put on the market. One of the largest agriculturists in Lin colnshire states that with wheat in its present damaged condition the season would prove one of the most disastrous that have been experienced during the last twenty years. The Cuban Senate has authorized an increase in import duties on boots ODd shoes, coal, lumber and provisions. The British Medical Journal states that no second operation is to be performed on King Edward and that his recovery is complete. In a sanguinary battle near Uskub, European Turkey, between Turkish in fantry and Bulgarian Macedonian revolu tionists. the latter were cat to pieces. The Spanish people have been much alarmed by the recent eccentricities of their young King. Reports say he is whimsical, irritable and dissipated. It is feared that his mind is unbmanced. Charles Denby, Jr., who was secretary of the provisional government in China, and the son of ex-Uaited Slates minis:.t b that country, has been appointed as chief foreign adviser by the viceroy of Pe-chi-li province. The State Department has received from Berlin a summary of recent statis tics of the economic and industrial condi tions of Germany. In 1900 the total population was 55.557.000; total emigra tion. 22.309: 1,071 strikes last year, of which 200 were successful; increase in coal and iron production, decrease in beet, increase in imports and exports. The Cape Colour parliament assembled at Cape Town With important after-war problems to deal with. Premier Spngg depends on the Afrikander bund 'or his majority and is expected to f-jrni a co lonial comm:--".on to adj ;■*: losses claimed under martin! law. The Kaffir problem is giving British authorities in South Africa much anxiety. Many of these native ne groes are aimed and threaten the Boers. Col. Gerald C. Kitaon. who made a study of West Point Academy while mili tary attache to the British embassy in the United States, has been appointed governor and commandant of the Sand hurst Military College in England. Alarmed at the number of Germans who go to foreign countries and renounce their allegiance to the mother country, ciuzena of Baden recently appealed to the German people to support a national school, the aim of which is to be “the infusion of German character and civil ixatiun, so that the same will remain un influenced by the habits at J cumoms ex isting in other countries ia which rheas young men may locate." _ I HOW THE SHAFT WAS SAVED Engineer’s Skill Prevented Washing ton Monument from Fallinc. If there is a man in the world who might restore the placidity of Venice, which has been so disturbed by the fall of the Cnmpifuile and the precari ous condition of its other famous types of architecture, he is the new Ameri can major general who is shortly to relieve Chaffee of the Philippine com mand. For it was George W. Davis who save, 1 , the Washington monument from destruction, and by the applica tion of his iugenuity solved funda mental problems in his unique, off hand manner that had baffled the high est engineering skill of modern times. After the great shaft to the father of his country had risen slowly to the height of 197 feet and rested there like a rough factory chimney, an unfinished eyesore for twenty years. Congress de termined to complete it and gave the job to the army. Built on the edge of the Potomac marsh, as unstable as the soil of the queen of the Adriatic, the shaft had already leaned five feet out of plumb aud nobody could be found to set it straight and insure its perma nent stability until Davis, lately a quartermaster, then an infantry cap tain, volunteered to lift the hundreds of tons of masonry back to the perpen dicular and build under it a foundation that would permit the lifting of its top to the highest point ever attained by a monument erected by mail. To hold the soft earth iu place he built a huge barrel 100 feet in diameter around the base and drove it deep into the earth below the tidal level. He bound together the inclosed mass with piles and braces, weighting it all down with stones and concrete, until he had secured a stability that wo and endure forever. Then he wedged up the monu ment and put an everlasting foundation under it. and finally turned the work over to the engineers under Colonel Ca sey, who eventually set the capstone 555 feet above the earth. Up to this day the great structure lias not moved a hair's breadth and frequent inspec tion demonstrates how wonderfully Davis planned. But as he eannot be spared from Manila to save Venice per haps it would 1 ns well for the Vene tians to come to Washington and study his triumph.—New York Tribune. In Bed Three Months. Oolitic. Ind.. Sept. 15th.—Mr. W. A. Terry, of this place, suffered for months with a very severe case of Kid ney Trouble. He was so very bad that he was almost confined to his bed for three months. He tried many medicines, but he could not get any relief till he com menced to use a remedy Introduced here some time ago as a cure for Kid ney Trouble, the name of which is Dodd’s Kidney Pills. Mr. Terry says that the second day after commencing to use this remedy he could notice a very marked im provement in his condition, and iu a short time he was able to go about again. He is naturally filled with gratitude to Dodd's Kidney Pills for the im mense amount of good they have done him and says: "I would recommend Dodd's Kidney Pills to every sufferer from kidney or bladder trouble, for from my experi ene I am sure they are the best medi cine to be had for all diseases of this nature.” He Never Worked. Employer—Whore is the office boy? Bookkeeper—There’s a boy out in the hall. Employer—ls he working? Bookkeeper—Yes, sir. Employer—Then he ain't ottr office boy. Provoke Wit In Other*. “I suppose those newly rich friends of yours will entertain in society next sea son.” “No,” answered Mists Cayenne; “they won’t entertain. They will amuse.”— YVashington Star. A Woman’s Falling. “Willie,” said the mother one day, “I shall tell your father to-night that you have been bad.” “Oh, mamma,” said Willie, “can’t you keep a secret?”—Little Chronicle. Of Interest to Women. Women who have themselves suffer ed from the evil effects of constipation and indigestion will be interested in ibe following letter from a father whose daughter was given up to die by two physicians: “My daughter has suffered from indi gestion for the past five years and has tried nearly everything that she could hear of for such trouble. She was con fined to her bed when she began taking Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin and after tak ing one fifty-cent bottle she is able to walk a mile at a time and during the day yesterday walked miles. I feel like praising Dr. Caldwell’s Syrup Pep sin because two doctors told me my daughter could not get well and I feel that she is on a fair road to permanent relief. Respectfully, ‘j. H. M. Crocker, Nixon. Tenn.. Aug. 6. 11100. Dr. Caldwell s Syrup Pepsin is sold In fifty-cent and SI.OO bottles, under a pos itive guarantee, by all druggists. Papa's View. She—lt is hard to give any logical rea son why this place is so fashionable. Papa—But you don’t have to give any logical reason why anything is fashion able. Any old reason will do.—Puck. She Used ’Em AIL “Say. pop. how many words are there in the English language?” “Ask your mother; she knows." So complete are the postal arrange ments of London that there is not a house more than 20# yards from a letter box or 400 from a postoffice and money order office. There are over 10,000 pillar box es iwe call them letter boxes!, which are cleared every hour from 10 in the morn • twelve deliveries a day iu the city. The largest place of amusement ever constructed is the Coliseum at Rome. Its external circumference is 1,728 feet, its long diameter 615. its short 510. its height 156 feet. It had four stories and could seat 87.000 spectators, while 00,- 000 more could find standing room. Keeping a diary was a confirmed fash ion among the literary Romans. Most of them carried little tablets tied at their belts, in which they kept memoranda of their doings so as to forget nothing when they came to write up the record at night. I have nsed Piso’s Cure for Consnmp tion with good results. It is all right.— John W. Henry, Box 642, Fostoria, Ohio, Oct. 4, 1901. Someone has calculated that if a man made S3OO every day. beginning with the year one and continuing to the present day. consuming none of hi* namings, he would just about have as much as Mr. Rockefeller has to-day. FITS 'oZZ’yTSZ nnr *■*f<vMlXaaeenwj *£••< oil a. a. XLisr. ut.i*.ni.auti.)s. It ia said that Thomas A. Edison has never owned a watch. “The one thing I want least of all to know.” he. “is the time." S trouble to get breakfast quick if haw Mrs. Asocia l Pancake hour. IFOR WOMAN’S EYE The Sanative, Antisep tic, Cleansing, Purifying, Beautifying Properties of CUTICURA SOa!p render it of Priceless yalue to Women. ! a |£y* Much that every woman thould know'll told in the circular wrapped about the Soar. ? WHILE the far- R4I AVIA O to attend to the latter mer is gather- crop? 1 hat is just ing his crops - what it is intended his body is gathering V|JI ■■#* A #V * or ’ * l drives out tha a crop of aches and |v I wl wX aches and heals the pains, cuts, bruises, wounded flesh most backache, sore mus- ■ ■ ■ - * thoroughly. Its the cles and stiffened! Best ;nin< ‘ nt : r he joints. Why not allow man ot east * A Golden Lily. “If I have boon able to accomplish anything in my life," said a woman famous as one of the most kindly aud k vable among leaders of t lie best J mericati society, “it is due to the word spoken to me by my old teacher in the right season when 1 was a child.” A newspai>er story prints the story of the teacher’s lesson, ns told by the pupil: I was the only homely, awkward one in a class of exceptionally beautiful girls, and lining dull at my luniks, be came the derision of the school. I fell into a morose, despairing state, gave up study, withdrew into myself and grew daily bitter and morose. One day the French teacher, a gray haired old woman with keen eyes aud a bright smile, found me crying. “Qu’ as-tu, nm fille?"—"What is the matter, my child?”—she asked. “O made me, I am so ugly!” I sobbed out. She soothed me. but did not contra diet me. Presently jshe took me into her room, said. “I have a present for you,” and handed me a scaly, coarse lump covered with earth. “It Is round and brown as you. Vg ly, did you say? Very well, we will call It by your name, then. It Is you. Now you shall plant it and water It and give it ran for a week or two,” I planted It anil watched It carefully Green leaves came out first, anil at length a golden Japanese lily, the first; I had ever seen. Madame came to share my delight. “Ah!” she said, significantly. “Who would believe so much beauty and fra grance were shut up In that ugly thing? But It took heart and grew into the sunlight!” HomcirckiTc, Before buying a farm or locating else where, ought to see the good farming and dairy lands along and contiguous to thi line of the Chicago, Rock Island ami Pa cific Railway. The soil is rich and high ly productive of grains, and is a good stock country with markets in easy reach. Thesp lands are going rapidly and an other opportunity will be given to al who desire to see them. On the first nnd third Tuesdays of September and Octo ber. round trip tickets will be on sale at principal stations to point* on this line in Northwestern lowa. Southern Minne sota and Southwestern portion of South Dakota. Call on nearest ticket agent for rates, etc., and that your ticket reads via the C.. R. I. & P. K’y. There will also be on sale at stations of this company a same dates home seekers' excursion ticket* at low rat*s to various other territory. JNO. G. FARMER. D. P. A. C.. R. I. & P. liy., Cedar Rapids, lowa. Otic! Things in Pawn. At the Paris Mont de-Piete Is an em pire clock pawned In 1835 for f3O, an old stiver lid pawned seventy yem ago and a bit of lace pawned seventy five years ago for half a sovereign, l'or all tLese things tbe eontraet has been religiously renewed every year by somebody. But the oddest of these oddities .1* a common old umbrella In green gin glia m. In value perhaps worth 60 cent* to a connoisseur. The pl*i’ge for tbit has been steadily renewed 'or sixty-three years. Halt’s Catarrh Care. Is s eassUtutksuU cure. Price 71 cents. DoshtlcM. “tie says his love for the heiress is intoxication.” “And he is trying to take the gold cure." The translation of Quintus Cnrtiu* by Vangela* occupied thirty years. The translarpr every sentence £e or ten different w.-y and finally chose that which pleased him best. Wra. Winslow's Scocrsivo Srsrr tor Cfci A tMfe-.sc; tmtimm* tfes **M. rsSsca* iiiuuwt. *J tori*>i*.**MWWislnlS. XI owe* a MUa. Muio*, Sweden, has a fire department vt women 150 strong. Xc-tbin* half sc Sae aa Mrs. Austin's Pan cake Boor. Ask your g racer for IL ijlil LIB3Y Luncheons Waaaal cf* product In k.7-o >nnln*ran.. Torn a k.y .of rou And th. no.it aiartl, aa it laft u. W • j-.t them up in liili wa, Potted Ham, Beet and Tongue. Ox I'ongue (whole). Veal Loaf, Det Jed Ham. Brisket Beat. Sllcid Smoked Beef. All Jia tarsi Klarar food. Palatable mad whslmaa Your |ruo*r should bar. than. Libby. HcHelll * Libby. Chicago “How to Mm Good Tktitoa to Ear” will ba Hat fraa it you iwk ua. [YOU'LL BE SORRY] WHEN IT RAINS IF YOU DON'T HAVE /j*', /, the cesium / / /Ux\/, OILED /' fSx CLOTHING KEEP YOU DRY MADE FOR WE T WORK H BLACK. AND Yttl.OW SOLD BY ALL RELIABLE! DBA LESS AW * ACKER BY OUR GUARANTEE. • A. si- TOWER CO.. BOSTON, MASS. WINNER OF TWO BLUE RIBBONS In tbe Chicago Kmiuntii!* Collie*'. RUNNING IOC MILES W IT HOUT A ftlM.'E STOP J 01ds== Mobile s6so^ With four gallons, of gasoline they milt run 150 MILES * A|*aU waatrS in aa*ruglS territory Ralph Temple fr Jlustrian Cos. IVJ Wabach Mvenue CHICAGO CITY IPVIWTfIfiES caa be secured by all resident* of th": country or startler cities It our -analogue !* kept for reference. We sell every vsriety of noTchir.w of reiiab;' qwkiity at lower j trices Hum any ether home. We hsve been right here In tbe same business for thirty-one year* and bare two trillion cunt3inert. If we save then moner, why not rou? Have j >u our latest, up-to-date cata logue. 1.000 pages full of attractive offer ing* ’ If lot tend IS cent*, to partial,y pay postage or exprenwige— the boos itself i* free Montgomery Ward 4- Cos. 8 CHICAGO ftp that t*'.*fc _ hcai in for 10 Cents. A lively liver, pure blood, ctea* gkin, bright eyes, perfect health— Cascareta Candy Cathartic will ob tain and secure them for yon. Genu ine tablet! stamped C. C. C. Never sold in bulk. All drusuiiits, ioc. WANTED t U’f. as* ittwll. Writ* for telorm*tu>* iMiramas aw il*—. MU SantiTtii Cv.cm* C.K.O. KaSS-IMM w* *WTW TO ABVEXTISm PLEASC 111 " jswik sfrlhia— hi Ate nw