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msT 0. MOREAUrTp -a n .1~ A. 0. OSOINACII, ( td,,or * aod PreprleUr* Publiibed Kvvry Hln relay nt Bav St. Loul*. Mim BEULAH LAND. We’re (ratting on In years. Jane, we two who started out So bravely on life’s Journey, when the world was blithe and gay . 1 can hardly tell, my darling, how the thing has come about. But I find myself beginning to live In yester day. There’s a bald spot on ray head, Jane, and the frost Is sifting down White as drifting snow of winter on the fringe above my brow. And your bonny locks are silver that wore once a golden brown. Yet you never were ho queenly, Jane, so beautiful as now But "Hurry up, old lady." the car conductors say ••Step lively, please, old gentleman I” and young folks offer scats. And we discover In ourselves, when treated In this way. A cold and haughty anger, or quick resentful heats Then we've learned to love a corner by the chimney s bla/.e at night. We are not always ready for the sleighing or the Ice, That used to call us often forth, our faces smliln? bright. When mirth snd frolic made for youth tho flavor and the spice. And we’ve caught the trick of looking with a half respectful awe At the Judges and the doctors whom we used to know in kilts; And we blush at the admission, but ouryoung osfs word is law— She has but to nod her moaning, and our own opinion wilts. Then the small grandchildren rule us; pray do not deny It. Jane; We would spoil thopi with Indulgence If they lived beneath our roof. When the question Is of saving no, the little ones to train, We. once so sternly resolute, just weakly stand aloof. Yes, we’re getting on In years. Jane, but I like It very well. This broad and pleasant upland to which our steps have climbed; 'TIs a restful Beulah countrj where delightful people dwell, And the hour of our arrival has been very sweetly timed Here we taste the fruits we planted In tho morning's bustling haste. Here we sit awhile at leisure, and make friends with young and old; Here we read and talk and ponder, by no flond of worry chased. And behind us lies the dusty road, before us evening's gold. —Harper's Bazar. CINDERELLA’S SLIPPER. V .FOLLY KINU. The first going away from home Ik a tremendous event in a girl’s life; and Marion Leslie's existence had been so narrowly bounded by the half-asleep southern town where her father had his parish that when she realized that she was really going away from home, that she was going tojsee New York and take part in the wonderful city life, it seemed to her as momentous a step as going to Indiaorthe antipodes. There was a large family of children packed Into the low rooms of the rec tory, and Marion, as the eldest, hail had her hands always too full to give much thought to dreams. If now and then she had longed to see a little more of the world, there was always some little brother to Ik- in need or some mending to do, and with her hands occupied her thoughts would Siam come back to a normal channel. Mrs. Leslie, who was a northern woman, had kept in touch with several of the friends of her girlhood by monthly letters, the answers to which were one of the events of the quiet rectory life. Perhaps the most de lightful of these correspndents was a Mrs. Uarkness, a woman who had married a rich New York merchant, and who had a daughter about Marion’s own age. Her letters were looked for ward to; and you can fancy the ex citement that reigned in Marion’s mind when her mother told her that Mrs. Uarkness had written for her to come to New York and pay a two months’ visit. . Marion’s first feeling was too tumul tuous to be described; her second was that she must not think of going, that the expense of the journey was far too great, and that she could not leave her mother with the care of all the children. Mrs. Leslie, however, soon showed her that this feeling was a very wrong one. rising from over-conscientious ness; and the rectory was soon in a great whirl of cutting, sewing and planning for Marion’s modest ward robe. Everything was finally finished, neat half-dozens of white garments, a tailor-made dress, some pretty morn ing frocks, and best of all, one evening dress the pale pink silk in which Mrs. Leslie had been married years before, and which she had put away lovingly, thinking to keep it to show her chil dren and her grandchildren. She felt that Marion must have an evening dress, and she brought out the wed ding dress and spoke of refashioning it so calmly that Marion could only guess at the sacrifice that her mother was making for her. There was an abundance of silk in the full old-fash ioned skirt to make a very modish gown according to modern styles, and, with the aid of the fashion pajiers, which occasionally found their way to the rectory, they made a very charm ing evening gown; very simple, it is true, but it fitted well and hung well, and the liertha of old lace about the shoulders would have carried oflf a much worse gown and adorned a much plainer face than Marion's. Mrs. Leslie was more worried about the details of Marion’s toilet than her daughter, who was yet in ignorance of the enormous value of shoes, gloves, handkerchiefs and fans in a well dressed woman's outfit. One of the family treasures was a little ivory fan, painted ala Watteau, which had be longed to some long dead southern beauty. This priceless treasure was added to the girl’s scant collection of adornlngs. The question of a pair of evening slippers seemed to be the only one which it was impossible to solve adequately. There was a pair of beautiful little bronze slippers in a shop In the town, but they were five dollars, and the rector s narrow purse had been stretched to the furthest ex tent; it seemed as though Marion's journey would have to he given up, when an idea struck the girl’s mind': she said nothing to anyone for fear of being unable to carry out her plan. Every spare moment she could get she would run off to her room and work away at a mysterious something which was wrapped carefully in a white towel; after many discouragements I snd failures she Anally appeared be fore her mother holding’ in her hand the daintiest pair of little pink silk (.hoes; she had taken an old pair of slippers and had covered them with scraps of silk like her dress; the toes were ornamented with big pink bows and a pair of old paste buckles. In fact, they were as pretty and dainty a pair of shoes as a girl could desire; and if they did show on close inspection traces of their home manufacture -ns Marion and her mother agreed—who was going to inspect them? We will pass over Marion's arrival in Now York and the warm welcome which Mrs, llarkness gave her. Marion was too well-bred to feel out of place in the beautiful city house, although there was much that excited her admiration and surprise. In a few days she felt thoroughly at home, and she seemed to have so many thoughts and tastes in common with Mary llarkness that the two girls bid fair to establish a friend ship which would rival their mothers’. Tile dictator of New York society was once heard to say that if a girl was sufficiently beautiful and had the proper people to introduce her, she might go triumphantly through the season, an acknowledged ladle, though she had not a penny of her own and but one evening gown to her baek: and he cited in support of his theory sev eral notable ladies, now millionairesses and members of titled English families, who in their girlhood days could heighten their charms with little more than one black luce dress of genteel poverty. Marlon's rich, statuesque beauty, her freshness and her perfect simplicity made her a favorite at once; and although her appearance at the horse show was scarcely greeted by that storm of ap plause with which the popular novelist is wont to announce the ap pearance of his heroine as a reigning beauty, she did not pass unnoticed. As ttie winter festivities advanced Marion felt that she was living in a perfect whirl of gayety, and the rectory at home was kept on the qvt rvr of ex citement over long letters concerning her wonderful doings. Yet to many a New York girl Mary anti Marion would have scarcely been going out at all: for Mrs. llarkness was a judicious woman, and would not allow them to undertake six or seven engagements, as so many girls do all through the win ter. Then there were district visiting and sewing classes and other things to be done during the morning, so that Marion in many ways was quite as busy with doing for others as though she wete still nt home. When her visit was about half over Mrs. llarkness' only son .lack came buck from a trip abroad. Although never much of a society man he did not seem averse to sharing the girls pleasures. The night of the tirst Patriarchs’ ball came, to both of the girls an important one, ns being their first ball. Mrs. llarkness, with ready kindness, was anxious to provide Mar ion with a beautiful new toilet as hand some, as her own daughter’s; but it had been Mrs. Leslie's one stipulation that Marion should accept nothing more than the love and kindness that made her visit so delightful. There was a pang, such a pang in Marion’s heart when she saw Mary’s beautiful tulle dress; her own silk seemed old and shabby, and the little pink shoes she had been so proud of at home seemed shapeless and ugly beside the tiny white ones that her friend wore. She stifled her covetous long ings very quickly, however, and took herself well to task for finding one thing amiss when she had so much; and by the time they reached Sherry’s she had quite forgotten all her bad feelings, and her face was bright with anticipation of the pleasure before her. When the Darkness party entered the ballroom Marion was observed from every side; there were plenty of tulle dresses and plenty of pretty girls there, but Marion's beauty was of such a remarkable style and was so height ened by the rich simplicity of tier gown that she soon found herself sur rounded by a court of admirers, and, Indeed, had the greatest difficulty in saving the two dances which she had promised Jack Darkness. Dow late it was in the morning be fore they returned home I will nut say —city people keep very strange hours; and Marion was terribly shocked to find how late—or shall I say, how early—it was. It took her some time to get over her excitement sufficiently to go to sleep, and it seemed ns though she had scarcely closed her eyes when ho awoke to find the sunshine stream ing into her room and Mrs. Darkness standing beside her bed. She folded Marion tenderly in her motherly arras; there was something so gentle in her voice that the girl felt at once that something was wrong. We will draw a veil over the next few minutes—the saddest and most terrible of the girl’s life. A telegram iiad come the evening before while they were at the ball and had lain unnoticed on the table until the morning- Mr. Les lie had had a shook ot paralysis. Every thing that kindness could do was done to hasten Marion’s departure for home, and to save her every anxiety and strain. She scarcely remembered her parting with her kind friends—home, home, home, was her otie thought, that she might reach there in time to be with her mother before the end came, if such should be the termina tion of her father sickness. Der prayers were heard; Mr. Leslie lingered for several days, and Marion was Die stay and prop of the afflicted family. When the Inst snd rites were over, she took entire charge of the little brothers and sisters that her mother might have rest to recover her self. What was to become of the fam ily she could not see. Of coarse the rectory passed into othea hands, and Mr. Leslie’s life insurance would bare ly put bread into their mouths. Marion felt that she must go out into the world and work, and she was too sensible not to know that in these days of skilled female labor it would be diffi cult for her to get any employment. She wrote to Mrs. Darkness and awaited her answer impatiently. The northern mail came in, there was no letter tor her; she wondered if even those kind friends had forgotten her. The day was rainy and dreary. If her hands had not been so full she would have lost courage; but all the children h M to be kept in the house, and with an aching heart she had to devise some means to keep them quiet and con tent. The children were finally hap pily settled in the attic at a wonderful new game which Marion had invented on the spur of tho moment. She was seated in the midst of the noisy group when she heard the front doorbell ring, She went down just os she was, carrying her little W;-; brother, who had fallen asleep, in he) arms. Jack Darkness came toward her an she entered the hare, low parlor. He had seen her last with the radiant beauty j>f a belle, glowing in tile ex citement of her first hall: now she was wan and hollow-eyed, her shabby black gown intensified her pallor, she stooped under the weight of the heavy child; and yet to him she was many times more beautiful than she had ever seemed before. "I have come to answer mother's letter," he said. Months after, when Marlon was again in New York, not this time as a gnest, but as the young mistress of tho beautiful home that .lack Harknosn had prepared for her, she was very much surprised to find, tucked in among her husband’s collars and neckties, a pink silk shoe. (She looked at it—surely it was one of the shoes she hail worn at the Patriarchs' ball, that she had made with her own hands to match her dress. Her husband entered the room; she held it out to him inquiringly. "I stole it, dear," he said. “Like Cinderella, you Hew away suddenly and left one of your shoes behind yon.” “And tlie prince found it," she said. "No, I stole it. They were lying on Mary’s table, and I happened to pick it up, thinking that they were hors; then I noticed the little stitches and how neatly the lining was pasted in; it seemed marvelous to me that a girl should be able to make such a thing herself; for of course I knew you had made them yourself—no one else could possibly be so clever; and I just put one of them in my pocket. Of course I'd been dreadfully in love with you from the very, very first, but I’d never quite realized what it was until then; and then I knew that if I went all over the world and saw all the most beautiful and wonderful women, there would be only one woman in the world for me the one that that little shoe fitted."—N. Y. Independent. AN UGLY GIRL. Tho Aiminlng Experience of nn Evening In Noclcty. My chaperon took the first oppoe (unity to shift me o(T on the hands cl the hostess, who, in turn, adroit 1 y switched me off into a corner whsCTe tliree middle-aged spinsters and a country cousin that had arrived inop portunely that very day had been side-trucked for the evening. It is Un crowning glory of the woman of tact to bring congenial people together, and she has a marvelous faculty for de tecting affinities among people who are inconvenient to her, and assorting them accordingly. Having disposed of me so satisfactor ily, the hostess left me for an hour or two in the enjoyment of the congenial society which she had provided for me, and then reappeared marshaling an un happy youth, who proceeded to invite me to dance with such a palpable air of obeying orders that I should have declined incontinently, if sheer desper ation had not driven me to ‘-fly to ills that I knew not of.” My partner, having conscientiously performed his duty by whirling me a few times around the room, deposited me on the tlrst vacant chair he could iind, and, under cover of another en gagement, made good his retreat. The sent next to mine happened to la? occu pied by an antiquated coxcomb, who having assisted at the launching of successive generations of debutantes without ever getting himself fairly afloat on the great matrimonial sea, had finally anchored close to shore, where lie did good service as a sort of life-boat to matrons and maidens about to be left behind in the socin'. swira—a rather slow sailing old hulk, it is true, but not to be despised in an emergency. I was just considering whether it was incumbent upon me to salute thir ancient relic when the little old gentle man turned to me with a look of mu seums lienevolence, ns if bestowing ab alms, and gravely inquired how I wav enjoying myself. 1 had licen too well brought up not to know that it is a girl’s duty always to be radiantly happy, in company, and so 1 tried - to look as blissful as if I hadn’t just over heard the hostess trying to bully he: bachelor brother into taking me in M supper, and replied, heroically, that a had never spent a more dolightfu evening.—Chautauqunn. DECISIVE ACTION. Tim Way a Famous llriglnn Stnteimni Won Ilia Wife. 4 In his youth the famous lielginr statesman, Frere-Orban, was a poo) student bearing 1 the simple name o! Frere. lie had great difficulty in earn ing enough money to keep him at ttu university till he was ready to pass his examination in the department ol law. The young man fell in love with t Frnnlein Orban, the daughter of t wealthy and aristocratic family, wh opposed his suit. “If you pass your examination wel to-morrow.” said Kraulein Orban, on tlje eve of the trial, to her lover, "come to the theater and to the box in which I shall be sitting with ray parents.” "Will they allow me?" asked the stu dent. “I shall see to that,” was the deter mined young woman's answer. Frere was successful and entered the box in the evening, happy but fright ened. The pretty girl as soon as hf had crossed the threshold stood up. rushed toward him before a word was spoken and kissed him heartily on the lips. The astonished parents wen soon informed of the significance of th* kiss. As many other people had seen the young girl's action the parents decided to make the best of it, and accepted Frere as a son-in-law on condition that he add Orban to his name. This he did. as a matter of course, and made it fa inous.—N. Y. Tribune. An Apt K'xpliinatlon. Sir.lohn Macdonald, the first prime minister of Canada, was fond of relat ing this story to illustrate the need ol an upper house: "Of what use is the senate?” asked Jefferson, as he stood before the fire with a cup of tea in his hand, pouring the tea into a saucer. "You have answered your own ques tion," replied Washington. "What do you moan?" "Why did you pour that tea into the saucer?” "To cool It.” "Even so," said Washington, "file senate is the saucer into which we pour legislation to cool.”—Mau Fran uico Argonaut. A YOUNG GIRL’S TRIALS. Norvoua Troubles End In St Vi tus’ Dance. Physicians Powerlee*-The Story Told bj the Child's Mather. [From the Rsportur. Somerset. Kv.J Among the foot hills of the Cumborlan and Mountains, qoar tho town of Flat Hoik it the happy nomo of James McPherron. Four months ago the daughter of the fam ily, a happy girl of sixteen, was stricken with Ht, Vitus' dance. The loading physi cians wero consulted hut without avail. Hht grew palo and thin under the terrible nerv ous strain and was fast losing hor mental powers. In fact tho thought of placing her in an asylum was seriously considered. Her case has boon so widely talked about that tho report of her cure was like modernizing a miracle of old. To a reporter who visited tho homo the mother said: "Yes, the reports of my daughter's sick ness and cure are true as you hoar them. Her aflliction grow into Bt. Vitus’ dance from an aggravated form of weakness and nervous trouble peculiar to her sox. Every source of help was followed to the end, but It scorned that physicians and medicine wore powerless. Day by day she grew worse un til wo despaired of hoi- life. At times she al most wont into convulsion!. She got so that wo had to watch tier to keep her from wan dering away and you can imagine tho care she was, “About tho time when our misery was greatest and all hope had fled, X road of another case, almost similar, that had been ;urod by a medicine known ns Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Almostin desperation I secured some of tho pills and from that day on the wonderful work of restoration commenced; the nervousness left, her cheeks grow bright with the color of health, she gained flesh and grow strong both mentally and physi cally until to-day she Is the very picture of good health and happiness. “It is no wonder that I speak in glowing terms of Pink Pills to every ailing jiorson I meet. They saved my daughter’s life and I am grateful.” The foregoing is but one of ninny wonder ful cures that have been credited to Ur. Williams’ Pink Pills for Pule People. In many cases tho reported cures have been investigated by the leading newspapers ami verified in every possible manner. Their fame has spread to tho fur ends of civiliza tion and there is hardly a drug store In this country or abroad where they cannot be [omul. Dr. Williams’Pink T’ills for Palo People are now given to tho public as an unfailing blood builder and nerve restorer, curing all forms of weakness arising from a watery condition of tho blood or shuttered nerves. The pills are sold by all dealers, or will lie sent post paid on receipt of price (SO cents a box, or six boxes for 43.50—they are never sold In bulk or by tho WO) by addressing Dr. Wilburns’ MCdiclno Company, Hchonectady, ABOUT BOATS. In nil particulars, save size, the Vene tlan gondola, the Siamese barge and the old .Scandinavian Viking ship are very much alike At Portsmouth, the Majestic, sister ship to the Magnificent, hnjjost been launched. It holds the record for speed in construction, having taken five days less than a year to build. Tint hay barges on tho Swiss lakes, rowed by women standing, and tho sailboat*, with tall brown sails stand ing very high to catch fickle winds, are the mofA picturesque of oraft. Miss Dona Wells is owner and purser of the Puget sound steamship Delta, which runs from Whatcom to tho San Juan islands and Victoria, 11. 0., tri-weekly. Miss Wells collects fares, makes contracts for freight, and also assists In navigating her steamer. PICKINGS FROM EUROPE. Tun people of Great Britain consume less tobacco per head than those of any other civilized country, only twenty three ounces to the inhabitant. The German reichstag has voted to appropriate 4,000,000 marks for the Kai ser Wilhelm memorial. The second in stallment of the fund has been ordered paid. Tmc Belgian government has decided to propose to tho chamber of deputies to annex tho Congo Free State to Bel gium. Premier Do Burlct says the powers will not object. Phksidknt Faokk Is still reaching out for popularity in France. Ho has just paid a bill of 130,000 for a quarter of a bottle of wine supplied to every soldier in the army with which to drink his health. A monument to King Ludwig 11. of Bavaria was erected some months ago at Murnau, but not paid for. The com mittee in charge sent the bill for the deficit, 4,000 marks, to tho prince regent, who paid it. At Berne recently a husband and wife, both Russians, took their degrees of doctor of philosophy at tho same time. They were examined in adjoin ing rooms, the examining professors going from one to the other. In a Hungarian village recently a fanner tried to shoot his tenth wife and her father. He explained that the previous nine wives had all consented to be divorced when ho asked them, but that this one had annoyed him by refusing, owing to the injudicious ad vice of her father. THE LIQUOR TRADE. In Sweden a man who is seen drunk four times is deprived of his electoral vote. llAitnooMs are closed on Sunday in all of Scotland, in nil of Wales, and in all of Ireland, except live towns. Germany headed the listof beerdrlnk ing countries in 1893 with 1,208,188,074 gallons, an increase of 84,000,000 over 1883, the consumption being 83 gallons per head. The National Temperance league of Great Britain inaugurated January Ia pledge-signing crusade. An effort will be made to secure a million names to tlvs total abstinence pledge. The maker of cheap and nasty wheels Is tho stern judge who sentences tho purchasers of his wares to hard labor for the best part of their cycling days. The people who live the longest arc those who sleep witii their mouths shut. New York lias 37 female barbers. Great Britain has 8,708,000 women. Beiaium Ims 1,340,000 women above 15. Roiimania has 1,200,000 women over 18. Switzerland has 690,000 women above 18. Norway has 405,000 women more than 10. Italy has 0,850,000 women of mar riageable age. Stain has 4,139,000 women over the age of 10. Sweden has 1,170,000 women over 18 years of age. Greece has 490,000 women over 80 years of age. One Now England factory employs 19,000 women. PITH AND POINT. —Winn lo*er hen# over the gate there is a flood deal to be said on both sides before t hey quit.— Texas Siftings. He—“My views on brinflinfl off n family—” She —“Never mind your views. I’ll bring up the family. You go and brinfl up the coal.”—Yonkers Statesman. —lf a woman wants anew spring hat, She'll have It—that she will; 'Tin th pan of wise discretion that You promptly pay the bill. —Cleveland Plain Dealer. —Financial. —Customer (with a hand ful of worn currency)—“These green backs are tough.” Cashier —“I be# your pardon, they are legal tender."— Detroit Free Press. —No matter whether he is eloquent or not, the man who lives right will lie listened to with interest by somebody every time he stands to speak In church.—Ram's Horn. Mr. Newcome—“What is the latest at the opera?” Miss Wagner—“ For the last three nights it has been young Mrs. Felix In her latest Parisian gown.”—N. Y. Ledger. —Hill—“MacShorte has sold a poem entitled ‘Ode to a Fair Lady.’” Hulls —“Has he? Well, he is more compe telit to write verses entitled ‘Owed to a Landlady.”—Tit-Illts. —i.iinah and the world laughs with you; Yell, and the world yells, too. Hut you'll most always And, If your rent la behind. You will have all the groaning to do. —Atlanta Journal. —She—“Why, this Is only thirty-two Inches, and you advertise it as a yard wide. Three feet make a yard.” Gnl ) ant Salesman—“Notsuch feet as yours, lady.”—Huston Transcript. —Phil —“Would you be sorry to hear that I am going to marry Ethel?” Priscilla—“ Yes, indeed I should." Phil (hopefully)— “Why?” Priscilla “Be cause I like Ethel.”—Vogue. —Cholly Chumpey—“l see that ear rings are coining into fashion again. Have your ears ever been bored?" Mips Caustic —"What a question. Haven't I often listened to your twaddle?”—Syra cuse Post. —Visitor —"lt must bo very difficult to produce such an exquisite work of of art.” Dealer —“Nonsense. Almost anybody can paint a picture; but find ing a victim to buy it after it is paint ed is where the art comes in.”—Tit- Hits. —“l’lense, ma’am," said the cook, “Pd like to give you a week's notice." “Why, Mary, this is a great surprise. Do you hope to better yourself?” “Well, no, not exactly that,” answered Mary, with a Mush. “I'm going to get married.”—Christian Register. —“I like Pingrey,” Fogg says, "but yeti bate to meet him. If I accost him with a How are yer?’ lie will reply with the prolixity and particularity lie would use in describing his symptoms ton doctor; and if I merely say ‘Hood morning’or 'flood evening,’be is sure to go into a long disquisition upon the subject of meteorology.” lioston Transcript. A THRIFTY YANKEE. Took a Half-Dollar Km for Finding i|| m . naif. “The thriftiest citizen I have yet seen,” remarked the drummer to the hotel clerk, “I met last week.” “Who was lie? A Yankee?” asked the clerk. “Not exactly, but a half Yankee. Ho lived down in one of those towns in that part of Ohio called the Western Reserve, and which was settled by New Englanders.” “What did lie do? Invite you to be his guest during your visit and bring in a Mil?” "Worse. You see, I was looking around the town for a man named James Wigglcr, who owed us a bill, and I couldn’t find his house. I was di rected to several places and it was al ways the wrong man’s house. At last 1 got mad and the next man I met on the way I went at directly.” “ ‘Excuse me.’ said I, ‘do you know where James Wiggler lives.’ “ ’Yes,’sold he, looking at me kind of funny. “ ‘Well,’ said I, T’ve been looking for him all morning, and if you’ll take me to his house I’ll give you half a dol lar.’ “ ‘All right,’ said he and lie took me around a square or two and stopped at a gate with a big tree in front of it. “ ‘ 1 hat's the place,’ said he, nodding toward to house. “ ‘Good enough,” said I, Til go in and see, and if you are right, I’ll give you the money.’ "My guide leaned up against the tree on the far side from the house and I went in. It was the rignt place, but Mr. W. wasn’t at home, so I came out. “I guess you found I was right, didn’t you?’ he asked with a grip when 1 re joined him. “ ‘Yes, bnthe wasn't at home. Here’s your half dollar. I’ll come back after owhile,' said I. “ ‘You don’t have to,’ said he pocket ing the coin. ‘Why not?" said I in surprise. “ 'Because I’m him. What do you want to see me about?’ And he smiled witii such a satisfied air that I wanted to knock him down."— Detroit Free I’ress. They Don’t Spunk Now. Mrs. Singleton put her heed over the garden wall and thus addressed her neighbor, who was hanging out her week’s washing: “A family has moved in the empty house across the way, Mrs. Clothes line.” “Yes, I know.” “Did you notice their furniture?" "Not particularly." “Two vnnloads, and I wouldn’t give a ten-doßar bill for the lot. Carpets! I wouldn't put them down in my kitch en! And the children! I won't allow mine to associate with them. And the mother! She looks as if she had never known a day’s happiness. The father drinks, I expect. Too bad that such people should come into this neighbor hood. I wonder who they are.” “I know them.” “Do you? Well, I declare! Who are they?” “The mother is my sister.” (A painful pause ensues.)—London Sparc Moments. He Must He Had. Lucy (single)—Do you think it is wrong to smoke, dear? Fanny (married)—No, dear. I’m sure it isn’t. "Why are you sure?” "Because my husband doesn’t smoke; and If it were wrong I’m sure he would do It.”—N. Y. World, Spring Medicine Or, in other words. Hood's Sarsaparilla, “ Jfy Uttle ai 1 is a universal need. If good health ia to appetite. I have -' aS al " avs * la ' l a Poor bo expected during the coming season parilln, the blood must be purified now. All the shehashnrtagtKKlav, ** VCn Htn ber germs of disease must bo destroyed and well. 1 have ben, ' , ' tt an<, ** e toofe* the bodily health built up. Hood's Sar- hcndachcnnd rheum CatßuSerer *Hh saparilla is the only true blood purifier Hood’s Sarsaparilla j l ' ,rn ' 1 ilaTc take„ prominently in the public eye to-day. have gained in wcll M Therefore Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the was very sick and -,11 ’ Mylms>, and best medicine to take in the spring. It cided to give him HonS>^° Wn ' 1 d '- will help wonderfully in cases of weak- and ho began to gains Sarsa P a Hlla ness, nervousness and all diseases got so ho works every a” " W he k** caused by impure blood. Dcstlap, 885 E 4th St Mr "’ ***' Hood’s Sarsaparilla Is the Only True Blood Purify How'll Thlnl Wo offer One Hundred Dollar* Reward for any ease of Catarrh that cannot bo cured by Hall Catarrh Cure. R J Cuknrt & Cos Props., Toledo, O. Wo, the undersigned, have known F J Cheney for tho lust 15 years, and believe him perfectly honorable in all business transactions and financially able to carry °ut shy Obligation rnniio by‘their firm. , West® Tniax, Wholesale Druggists, To- TjSh > 'i °i balding, Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly on the blond and mucous surfa/tis of the system. Price, 7fte. per hot* tie Bold by all Druggists. Testimonials free. Hall’s Family Pills. 2.‘>c. Hkt happiness liefnrc you as an end, no matter in what gnise of wealUi. or fame, or omivion even, and you will not attain It— A. H. Hardy. I use Plso's Cure forConsumptlon both in my family and practice.—Dr. (1. W.Patteh son, Inkster, Mich., Nov. 5,18 W, Mothsu—“Jack, are you still head of your classl” Jack-“No, ma’am; someone had a better head than I, and he is there now." Harper’s Young People. It was only when Evo expected to be in vited out that she discovered that, she hiul nothing to wear. It has been the same with tho sex over since.—Boston Transcript. flSjjfk Like an open lKX>k, WT7 our faces tell the j 3 or rtis- PylC Sgsy Jj/ case. Hollow cheeks and sunken eyes, listless steps and jßif'xfflliSjF languorous looks tell of wasting dc bilitatingdisea.se /J some place in the fk body. I tinny he one ■ place or another, the cause is generally traceable to a com- V mon source im- Vj* pure blood, and im pure blood starts in the digestive organs. Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery purifies the blood, stimulates digestive action, searches out disease-germs wher ever they exist and puts the whole liody into a vigorous, strong mid healthy con dition. It builds up solid, useful fleshy mbs out wrinkles, brightens the eyes and makes life really worth living. S? I • il 2 ||sl *1! 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For Ooaghs, Golds, Bore Throat, Bronchitis, Weak Lungs, Consumption, Scrofula, Anaemia, Loss of Flesh, Thin Babies, Weak Children, and all conditions of Wasting. Buy only the genuine / Ifrhas our trade mark on salmon-colored wrapper. tudi ■,*. Sendfor pamphlet oh Seolt't Emulsion. FREE. Soott * Bowne, N. Y, Ail Druggists. 60 cents and *l* HIGHEST award [5 W ORLD’S FAIR p | ra B EST 'suited t 0 For C ° N I Dyspeptic,Delicate,lnfirm and 1 AGED PERSONS ThISAFESTFoo oin the sick room for i INVALIDS 1~ OOD Mothers, In pants/ CHILDREN vSHKtftfsiS DRUGGISTS. Eb* I John Cable<.Sons.NlwYowk WALTER BAKER & GO. The Largest Manufaoturtwof UA PURE, HIGH GRADK JA COCOAS AND CHOCDUTES ' ea>Jgh On this Continent, hire receired HIGHEST AWARDS wWnA from the great 111 Industrial and Fid I M| EXPOSITIONS ii IRll EnitaiMl l/j vl I Bjjn'E'Ll.y ollkelhn Jiiilrh I’rofrw.Tift AlVe* <aUgy or other I hemiral*or DjfMft nsrit in any of Ihsir I’rfpmlloSfc Their dellrlrma BRF.AKFABT COCOA U alxoluU!/ pure And soluble, And cost# leu than one cent a cup. •OLD DY OROCEwT*EVERYWHERE. WALTfcR BAKtR &COJCBCHESTEH, MASS. idWkh IBh 60LD FINISHED 1 BRA Watch.<’lm a: i Lhuln. jUMu r A'l i erl li.m.nl HBjMB w " u *'* '‘’*t you In af retail 1 ? n •iJete , More twice m much •• ws Vf offer lie cigar* andwiitch W ys tog.lF'. rf' >, Mention In yoqr Telia v wheihaf ton want gents’ or ldW e*t watch enil write t<> day m IH* will iml appear sgtm. AMrta THE NATIONAL MFC. A IMPORTING CO., 334 Dearborn Street, Chicago, 111. DIRECTIONS for CUE A ilf BA LM. Apply TfWcqSlH BAU*J a piu tir.lt of the Doha well up into the nostrils. After n KujfCVto' Q“ I?* moment draw tti ling breath IL through the nose. I teW'/ three limes a dau, o/k. ../IB meals preferred , amt before ,3B CATARRH ELY’S CREAM BALM Opens And cleanses the Naal Piastres. Allays and Inflammation. Iloals the Sore*. Protect* tb Membrane from coldr*. Uehlore* the sensesof rew and Hmell The Balm Isqulchly absorbed ndgle relief at once. A particle!* applied Intoeacli nostril nnrt Isngrw* able. Price ft) rent* at Urugjrlst* or by KLY BiU)THlflilß. fifi Warren Street. New in-