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a "i I&V Cbe yellow Dragon. MimUMMMHUmX was a quaint old yellow dragon, with pointed tail and big wing* time-worn claws, and a fero cious expression which the designer's clumsiness, of the wear and tear of SO winters, had made perilously near a grin. Yet, after all, perhaps he had cause to smile, since he had seen the third generation of foolish lovers sit ting on the marble rim of the idle foun ts tain, or whispering nonsense as they walked, with, arms entwined, along its grassy borders. This afternoon, when pretty Violet Newman came tripping down the mossy path, in her new, white gown with its favor of pink roses, and her saucy little hat half falling from her chestnut curls when she greeted him with a kiss of the hand from afar, and dropped him a mocking courtesy as she reached his precinctn—why, even a stone monster was bound to smile. Indeed, when she tiptoed to reach down his capacious throat with her small white hand, a casual observer would have sworn that he winked—though really it was an affection of the eyes for which a boy of two generations back (now a portly dean) was responsible. The dragon was, in truth, of very hard material, and his command of countenance was limited. But he looked at Violet as sweetly as he could, and no one wfho knew her would blame him. When she drew a paper from between his threatening jaws and glanced at it, 0 she gave a harmless little frown, and contorted her red lips into a pout. "Bother!" she said. "You nasty old dragon!" But he laughed all the same, and swallowed tihe paper without a murmttr, when she replaced it. Then she seated herself daintily upon the marble rim, leaning against an old urn full of scarlet flowers, and opened a book but something seemed to distract her. "I wonder," she said, absently, resting her round chin upon one hand and looking inquiringly at the dragon. But ihe only smiiled, and winked with his injured eye. "I wonder," she repeat ed a few minutes later, listening intent ly. It looked as though she might be at tending to the paean of the lark who was swimming up towards the sun, or jfi the bleating of the young lambs in the meadow beyond the trees. But the dragon, who had seen the three genera tions of lovers, knew better than that. He would have chuckled, if his struc 1*4^ r,„tural limitations had been less string ent, when a well-built young fellow faulted the fence, just by the warning Skr*\^vto tresspassers, and came ligihtly ,towardls the fountain and Violet's ab sorption in her book became profound. A® he reached the monster he paused, and she looked up. Their eyes met and changed together from expectation, through doubt and disappointment, to mutual approval as thougih each had expected some one else, but had found a tolerable substitute. ?1. y* "I beg your pardon. I am tresspass ing, I fear?" lie apologized, raising his Vjhat. 't' "Well—yes unless you are going to Mr. Newman's I'm afraid you are." It '.was dull at Ducksiworth, and she wasn't quite sure that she didn't know him. That was how she came to smile upon him—ever such a little smile. So he stopped, with his hat in his hand, lean ing against the pedestal of the old yel low dragon. "I don't know Mr. Newman very well," he explained, studying her very care fully, "but his niece, Violet Newman, and I were playmates when we were youngsters." "Indeed!" said she, with a start and a brdgtit flash of her eyes. "Do you mean very long ago?" "Why, yes. It is over seven years." He sighed which wa» absurd, because they had been very good years to him. M9he has altered very much since then," she observed, thoughtfully. "You know her?" "Of course. You see I sm a niece of Mr. Newman, too. He has about 40— all different!" different "You are certainly very from my little friend Violet, as 1 remem ber her," said he, looking admiringly at her pretty face and slim- figure. Man is an inconsistent animal. "Though for a moment I thought perhaps you were she." I "Ah!" said she, with a laugh, "you would find her quite changed—almost as different from what she was as 1 am." "Yes," he observed, thoughtfully, "that's the worst of it." She bit her lip angrily. "Are you so much attached to her memory?" "Well—I was." He looked very pleas •at as he laughed. "Flattery is nearly as bad as incon staacv." she remarked sternly. "But suppose you want to get me to talk about her?" "Yes," assented he "or anything." "You are Mr. Mostyn, then, I sup ^pose?" "Richard Mostyn. at your service." "VI told me about you once." iiDld ahe, by Jove! What did ski) "•ay?" "Well, I scarcely remember it's such long time ago. I I think she took your boy-and-girl affair rather seriously, you know." There was a far-away look in her big 'dark eyea, and she laid her book on MM grass beside her. "O," said he, eagerly, "so did I. We used to meet here nearly every.mornlng •till went away. We msde this old idrsgon's mouth"—he patted its head !f?«"Hisio—"a yrt office when one of tos couldn't tut'ti* up. OM site you ifcatr "Yes, she told me—along time ago." "Probably ahe has forgotten now." "Most likely. But ahe is a straw* flfl rather loyal, you know." "8h* was an awfully alee .wmoielwj* said be, musingly, with an undecided look at his companion. "She wasn't very good-looking, was she?" She took up her book again and turned the pages absently. "Well—er—I don't know," said he, critically. "She was quite a youngster, you see, and growing. Why, she wasn't more than 131" "Scraggy, you mean?" She nearly tore a leaf In turning It over. "Ye-ee—at least, no. She wanted fill ing out rather, but—" rj "Not pretty?" "Well, not exactly. But still—" "Too pale, If I remember rightly?" "She was rather pale, but—" ."Clumsy and awkward, wasn't she?" "Not so bad as I." He leaned back and laughed aloud. "I suppose she didn't tell you about the time when we went bird's-nesting and fell in the ditch?" "No, she didn't." The emphatic tone seemed to rouse some recollection in him, and he studied her profile very carefully as she looked at her book. "I daresay she's forgotten me," he suggested, with a sigh, still watching her. "I wonder you remember since you rated her charms so lightly," said she, shutting her ibook with a snap and standing up against the urn. "By Jove, I didn't!" said he, sturdily. "I thought her the jolliest girl that ever was, though she wasi three years younger than I." "Yet you haven't troubled to seek her out?" "Well, you see, I was abroad with my dad for six years." "You could have written." "What do you think her uncle would have said to her if he'd found her out? She told me not to." "Of course." said she, scornfully. "But do you suppose she meant it? And why didn't you go and see her when you came back?" "It seemed such a long* time. I didn't expect she'd remember." "Did you?" "Not so well as now," he admitted, shamefacedly. "Someone else, I suppose?" "A mere passing affair." "And a stream of passing affairs since, no doubt. Men are so faithful!" She tossed her dainty bead scornfully1. "They were only very little ones," he pleaded. "And I did think about her." "Without trying to find her?" "Well—not quite." "Did you try,, really?" "Yes," said he, rather awkwardly, "I did." I "How?" The dragon seemed posi tively to smirk but it was probably* some effect of the sunlight. He waved his hand to the stony mon ster. "O!" said she, "I see. A letter! How romantic! Didn't she answer?" "No," said he, shaking1 his head. "I put in something three months ago, and I've been half a dozen times since." "Perhaps she didn't consider the let ter satisfactory," she suggested, de murely but there was a dimple on each cheek. "Was it very touching?" "Verses!" he confessed, with a depre catory shrug of the shoulders^ "O!" said she.. "They ought to have mollified her. But she hasn't been here for some time, as a matter of fact. You'd better let me send them to her." "I hardly know," said he, doubtfully "you see, we mightn't care for each other now.*' "Just ae you please," said* she, toss ing her head. There was something in the toss which brought a flood of recol lection anto his eyes. He plunged his arm into the dragon's jaws, and brought out a piece of paper from far inside. "If I give you this will you bring her answer?" "Yes," said she, gravely "or she wilL But I warn you I shall read them." He nodded and twirled his moustache uneasily, as she pretended to read the verses—although she knew them by heart. TO A MEMORT. Changed the plaee we called our own. Weeds and moss have overgrown Ev*n the rugged path of stone Where we met Only on the fountain's rim Scowls untouched the dragon grim. Naught are seven years to him— -s Violet! What are seven years to me? Tears of hot blood coursing free Quite as much as there should be To regret Here and there a little fall. Now and then an eyelash wet: But one hallowed thought through all- Violet! What are sevenyears to you, Little playmate? Would I knew you recollect me too. Or forget. Be you free from harm and cares, With your heart a child-heart yet And my name among your prayers, Violet! 4 K. M. "There seems to be an answer," she •aid, faintly, after a minute or two and he looked over her shoulder and *ead: "Dear Dick: If you roaily want to see me,l sm often hare In the afternoon. Tours truly, VI. P. 8.—I am afraid you have been very "P. P. I shall exj cct to know all about It. "P. P. P. 8.—I haven't grown up vary •Ice, so don't be disappoints." "D• 1 ^r221*# »h a fine tooru. pi. did. VI. Do you think 1 J?" He slipped his arm through !•», and she hung her heed in vain, use he saw her blushing fsce in uuntaln. It was such a radiant, sv vi i.ice, that he ventured just to touch tier tiair with his lips. "I am very happy, D! half an hour later pressed her'velvet,, of the yellow dr*g iiu: Mrt his smUe has ." said she, suddenly the daws jt': .'" which unvaried* Whit* .w ton mgpa 'A*. A MOST WOMDIBFUL OUBB. •mutant Physician* Pronounoad Zt Consumption. Or. 0. D, Warner, Cold water, Mieb. Dear Sir:—I have received great bene fit from your White Wine of i'sr Syrup. 1 bad a oougb and the dootors gave up all hopes of my reoovery sod pronounced it consumption I thought that it was death for me. I tried everything that we oould bear of. Finally ouw of uiy friends prevailed upon me to use o«r White Wine of Tar Syrup. I took 1^ bottles and am oured entirely. Snob medicine I oan recommend to those who are affhoted as I was. 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Amer ican people are easily influenced into a general epidemic of reform, but I think that football has come to stay. It is en couraged by the faculty of Syracuse uni versity. Football would fail of one of ita chief ends, in my estimation, if it did not teach the young men self control. A man who goes through a season of being trodden upon and knocked down deserves fairly a diploma in the art of self control. It is valuable discipline." MAY TRANSFER HIS "HEAVEN." Schivelnfarth'a Followers Day Choice LAND 1M Wisconsin. John E., Peter W. and Spencer L. Weldon and Mr. and Mrs. Scott, well known followers of Schweinfurth and residents of his "heaven" south of Rockford, 111., the other day closed a deal for the purchase of 1,500 acres of choice .land adjoining and partly in the village of Portage, Wis.. The purpose for which the land was purchased, so the Weldons say, is to establish extensive stock farms for the raising of blooded horses and cattle, but there are rumors that Schweinfurth is to remove his Winnebago county heav en, or at least establish a branch there. John E. Weldon, it is announced, is soon to be married, and the others in terested in the purchase will remove to Portage. Sch.weinfurth's name does not figure in any of the mortgages or other papers. THE EASTERN CHEROKEES. Decision of a Federal Court That They Are Not Cltisens. In a decision by the United States court of appeals in the western district of North Carolina, says the New York Sun, it has been virtually declared that the eastern band of Cherokee Indians are not citizens of the United States. Some of these Indians have been vot ing for 50 years. The}' have more than once held the balance of power between, the two political parties In western North Carolina. The chief question In volved Is the right of the eastern band of Cherokee Indians to sell the timber from land for which it holds a deed. The decision of the court is that the band has no right to make any coop tract whatever without the sanction of the United States government. The court says the eastern band did not become citizens by virtue of the treaty' of New Echota in 1835. It ia remarkable that the court In its decision ignored the case upon which the defendants mainly relied, that of the case of the eastern band of Cherokee Indians against the western band, decided by the supreme court of the United States, 117 U. S. Rep., wherein Justice Field held that the members of the eastern band were citizens. Vessels Beneath the Sea. A hollow vessel, formed of metal or any other substance, and hermetically sealed, can be made to float under the water at a given distance without sink ing to the bottom. Copper, for exam ple, is nearly nine times as heavy as water. A cubic foot of copper made in a hollow, tight vessel of nine cubic feet capacity, would just float. By making it slightly smaller it would float at. some depth below the aurface. Careful measurements and exact calculations would be necessary to float such a ves sel at a required depth. A torpedo boat capable of carrying six persons, and remaining a number of hours un der water was constructed during the late war, and one of the plans to re lease Nspoleon from St. Helena con templated theose of a vessel that could be used close to the island under the water. a ••».*- -.•**&. An EngVsh juror once asked the judge, after the verdict was returned, whether the fact that he differed frotn his 11 brethren justified their knocking him down with a chair. OM Bricks. Bricks apparently as good as when Int made were excavated In Babylon recently, the marks on them |noilf them to be 4,000 years old. Forty PiiUnTs Buys around trio ticket to the old hooie in OmiT be Burlington Route and Chioago. To soms far eastern point* a little more. Ask your tioket agent for a Bnrlinctoo tioket. CIVIL SERVICE National League Calls Attention to the Promises of the Repub lican Platform. Also to the Fact That They Are Not Expected to Be Broken. Carl Schnre Re-elected President of the League Without Opposition. CINCINNATI, Deo. 18.—The National Civil Service Reform leage re-elected Carl Schurz president by acclamation. George A. McAneny, New York, was elected secretary and A. S. Frissell, New York, treasurer. The report of the treasurer, A. S. Frissell of New York, showed receipts, 94,254.95 disbursments, $3,878.82 bal ance on hand, |876.13. The report of the committee on reso lutions which reported through its chairman, Charles J. Bonaparte of Bal timore was adopted. The resolutions "remind the country of the specific and emphatic pledges of the last Republican national conven tion thoroughly and honestly to endorse the present federal civil service law and to extend its operation wherever practicable, and confidently expect from the president and demands from every Republican senator and rep resentative a faithful fulfillment of this distinct and solemn pledge." The league also denounces any at tempt on the part of Republican mem bers of either house of congress to re peal the law or embarrass its adminis tration, or any niodification of its pro visions, except to the end that the merit system of selection for public of ficers and employes may Le extended, and personal or partisan favoritism in their choice more thoroughly eradicated, and declares such attempts, not only un patriotic and unwise, but gross and shameful breaches of party faith, of which uo man of honor would be guilty. JUSTICE FOR SHIPPERS. That the Stated Object of the National Association of Freight Coinmlinioneri. WASHINGTON. Dec. 18.—The first reg ular meeting of the National Associa tion of Freight Commissioners was held here for the general purpose of affect ing a. permanent organization. The members of the association represent Commercial bodies in their respective cities and are charged with the duty of securing equal justice for shippers in their dealings with transportation com panies. It is not, it is said, essentially antagonistic to the transportation lines, but acts in the capacity of mediator between such lines and shippers. An other purpose of the organization is said to b$ the proper presentation of the shippers' side of questions, which may be at any time under consideration by congress. FEAR A REVOLUTION. Sputah Boyal Family Prepared for Flight to France. LONDON, Dec. 18.—According to The St. James Gazette, private letters re* ceived here from Madrid say that Gen* Aral Weyler's reception there was most significant and that the government is so alarmed by the menacing attitude of the populace that artillery has been stationed at concealed points command* ing the main thoroughfares. The gun* nera, however, cannot be relied upon. The wildest rumors are current, say the letters in question, with reports that preparations are being made for the flight of the members of the royal family to France at the first sign of a revolution. HOUSE BANKRUPTCY BILL. Judiciary Committee Agree* to Report the Benderton Meaaure. WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.—The house judiciary committee haB agreed on a bankruptcy bill and it will be reported to the house as early as possible. The committee was in session throughout the day, and, when the measure was finally passed, Chairman Henderson was authorized to report the senate bill, known as the Nelson bill, to the house with all after the enacting clause stricken out, and the Henderson bill as agreed on, inserted as an amendment or substitute. Too Up Pelagic Sealing. WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.—Th9 house by unanimous consent took up the ad* ministration bill to prohibit pelagic sealing by Americans. Mr. Johnson (Rep., N. D.) made a vigorous one hour speech in opposition. Filled Hundred Car*. CINCINNATI, Dec. 17.—The Addison Pipe company of this city has shipped a consignment of iron pipe from 16 to SO inches in diameter to Chicago. It filled a train of 100 cars drawn by two engines and weighed 2,000 tons. It was for the Chicago water works system. Object to Sealplng Favor Pooling. WASHINGTON, DOC. 17.—THS national board of trade adopted resolutions favor* tug the passage of the anti-scalper* ticket brokerage bill and also a bill favoring pooling under supervision of the interstate commerce commission. The Kalaor Vtolta BUmareh. FBIKDBICHSHCHE, Dec. 18.—Emperor William and his party were received at the depot here by Count von Rautzow, Pri*»«— Mismaic* L., »IU welcomed his MAJESTY IU TUE the name of the great chancellor. The emperor and Prince Adelbert proceeded to the castle amid the cheers of the crowd assembled. ...... .WK BUFFALO GRAIN RECEIPTS. Two Haadrrd Million HiuhvU Handled There During 'B7. BUFFALO, Dec. 18.—The grain re* ceipis at this port for the year will reach thci enormous total of nearly 300,000,000 bushels, as against 164,000,* 000 bushels in 18U6 aud 105,600,000 in 1805. The movement of ores and lam* ber has been heavier than last year. Of a total of 80,187,611 feet of lumber that was cleared from the Saginaw river, over 40,000,000 feet came to Tonawanda and Buffalo. It is believed that Buf falo's record this year will easily make it the fourth port of the world in point of tonnage. SAYS HE DREAMED IT. fc a Rogers Believes He Haa Invented a Perpetual Motion Machine. SYRACUSE, N. Y., Deo. 18.—S. S. Rogers, a carpenter and machinist of this city, has constructed a curious piece of mechanism whioh he thinks will run until it is worn out. He con nected two 20-inch wooden wheels with gearing so that they would run in op* posite directions. He made slots in each wheel and put shot in them, cov ering the slots over. The result is that the dropping of the shot in response to the law of gravity supplies more power than is necessary to overcome the fric tion of the gears, and the wheels keep turning. Two wheels are necessary, because the shot traveling in one are required to furnish sufficient power to overcome the resistance of the other wheel and carry it over the dead center. Mr. Rogers seems to have a combination that has not before been thought of. Of course, he says that it is perpetual motion, and says that Congressman James J. Beldon has promised to assist him in an effort that he proposes to make at Washington to get a patent. Mr. Rogers says that he never studied the subject, and that the idea was sug gested to him in a dream. FATHER AND FIVE DEAD. Diitrciitni dent by Which an Ottawa 1-aiiit.., at Aiinunt Wiped Out* OTTAWA, Out., Dec. 18.—The resi dence of Patrick Leahy was burned and Leahy and five of his children, Thomas, Marie, Katie, Maggie aud Patrich, the oldest but 9 years of age, perished. Mrs. Leahy and a boy named Frank, aged 5, were saved. It is sup posed that Leahy dropped a lighted lamp which he has been accustomed to carry around the house. TAKING OF KIAO CHOU. "Landing of German Force* Described by S Chinese Seiv»p:»ppr. VANCOUVER, B. C., Dec. 17.—Chinese papers brought by the Empress of India thus describe the taking of Kiao Chou bay by the Germans: On Sunday morning (Nov. 14) three German warships, the Kaiser, flagship, with the admiral on board the Princess Wilhelm, and the Arcona, entered the bay and the admiral sent word to the general commanding the garriron that he had come to obtain satisfaction for the murder of the two German mission aries which took place on Nov. 1, at Yen Tu, in the southeast of the province, and that he intended landing a strong party of men and occu pying the forts. The Chinese geheral in command sent back an evasive an swer and tried to refer the matter to Peking, saying he had nothing to do with it. The admiral returned a peremptory reply, saying he would land his men in three hours and wouid use force to carry out his orders, giving the Chinese garrison that much time to evacuate the forts. The Chinese soldiery com posed of the coolie warriors were scared out of their wits when they saw the "foreign devils' ships make ominous preparations for business by running out their guns and lowering the yards while the boats were swung out in readiness for landing men. The Chinese general sent word to the German flagship that he "yielded to superior force" aud meekly bowed his head to the inevitable. He begged to place his life and those of his wives and numerous family under German protection and was ready to obey the commands of the German admiral Then several hundred men with six guns were landed without the slightest opposition and in admirable order, at three points, each division marching straight to tlie nearest fort, which they found tenantless. The Chinese flags were promptly hauled down and the German ensign run up, whereupon the three warships fired a salute. There was no confusion whatever, and the few country people in the neighborhood, quickly recognizing what had happened, accepted the situa tion. After the Olivette. HAVANA, Dec. 17.—The harbor police, with a steam launch, will try to over take the steamer Olivette, outward bound from this port. After she sailed it was rumored that she had on board the insurgent leader, "El Inglesito" (Alfredo Godoy). REFUSED BY BLISS. Application of the Northern Pacific Re garding Kight of Wajr Land. WASHINGTON, Dec. 17.—Thesecretary of the interior has denied the applica tion of the Northern Psciflo railroad for a suspension of the adjudication of land entries on which, it is contended by the company, is its right of way be tween Duluth, Minn., and Ashland, Wis. Over a year ago the interior de partment ruled that the eastern ter minus of the road was at Duluth, but the railroad company has held that rn'-T'Tius and it has to deter mine the question. In overruling the application the secretary holds (hit there is not sufficient reason for a BUS psufctou of the work of adjudication. To Zaatorn Canada TU "Tht lfilwaukM" In purchasing your Canadian excur sion tickste saw that tbay rsad via tha Chicago, Milwsokes & St. Paul railway between St. Psul and Chioago. Best and most frequsnt ssrvios—four daily trains St. Paul to Chioago. Morning train from Bt. Paul (at 8:16) connects with morning trains srriving from the north snd west in the union depot ana reaches Cbicsgo in smpl time to oonneot comfortably with nigba trains from Chioago for all pointa ia eastern Canada. All tioket sgents sell tiokets via C. M. A St. P. Ry. J. T.CONLEV, Ass't. Genl Psss. Agent, St Paul, Minn. Ninety Dnyi la Canada Can be had by buying "Canadian Ex cursion" tioket via the "Burlington Route." Goes via Chicsgo. Only 140 for the ronnd trip. Ask your tioket agent to send you vis the "Burlington." Their "Limited" leaving St. Paul every evening, is the finest train on earth. The Burlington's Beauty. That is what the St. Paul and Min neapolis papers call our new train, tha "Minneapolis and St. Paul-Chicago snd St. Louis Licuited." The "Pioneer Press" says that "no cars on any railroad or in any country are equal to those of the Burlington's Limited." "Pullmau's latest and richeet," "St. Paul Globe." "Vertaible palaces on wheels," "St. Paul Dispatoh." "Grand beyond discription," Minneap olis Tribune." "The two real advanoe sgents of pros perity," "Minneapolis journal." Electric light, steam heat, wide vesti bules, compartment sleeping and buffet library cars—everything that any other train has,.snd some things that no other train has. Don't Tobacco Spit and Smoke Tour Life^Away. 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Mr. Ward was ^ut 22 years of age* and unmarried.Jrie had been in low spirits for some -lal x'owing, it was iaidr to the announcc^ut of the engage ment of a young -tady to whom he had been paying attention. Another Union I'aclfic Payment. NEW YORK, Dec. 18.—The payment to the United States of $8,500,000 on account of the purchase of the Union Pacific by the Union Pacific reorganiza tion committee was made during the day through the medium of a check for that sum deposited in the United States sub-treasury in this city. Incendiaries Destroy RecordSb ABDMORE, I. T., Dec. 18.—A fire mid to be the work of incendiaries de stroyed the courthouse here, consuming the written testimony in Indian citiien ship cases affecting 1,600 persons, be* sides many valuable court records. COLOR LINE IN LABOR. Spirited Discussion by the Delegates to the Federation Convention. NASHVILLE, Dec. 18.—The negro question occupied the major portion of the session of the Federation of Labor during the afternoon, and a heated dis cussion was brought on by a resolution introduced by Henry Lloyd, reaffirming the declaration of the Federation that all labor, without regard to color, is welcome to its ranks—denouncing as untrue, in fact, the reported statements of Booker T. Washington that the trades unions were placing obstacles in the way of the material advancement of the negro, and appealing to the rec ords of the Federation conventions aa complete answers to such false asser tions. This resolution caused much spirited dissuasion, but was finally adopted. Ratified the Treaty With Mexico. WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.—The senate, in executive session, ratified the treaty for the extension for one year of the time for completing the marking of the Mexican boundary line. There was no debate. Going by Way of tho Horn. NEW YORK, Dec. 18.-Fifty-five pas sengers for the Klondike are on boiud the steamship City of Columbia, whioh sailed during the afternoon .or Seattle by way of ths Horn. Lewis Baker Banquette^ MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Deo. 17.— President Zelaya gave an elaborate banquet to the retiring United States minister, Lewis H. Baker. Covars were laid for 86. 'i A Household Meenaalty. Oesoarets Osndy Cathartic, the moet wonderful medical disoovery of tho sga, pleasant and refraehing to the taata, set gently and poetivelyon kidneys, livar and bnwwls. cleansing the entire system, uiepel colds, cure headache fever, bsb itusl constipation aud billioueosaa, Please buy and try a box of O. C. O. today: 10,25, 50 osrta. Sold snd guar anteed to rare by all druggists.