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Intending purchasers of Pond'8 Extract cannot take too much pre caution to preventsubstitution. Some druggists, trading on the popularity of the great Family Remedy, attempt to palm off other preparations, unscru pulously asserting them to be "the same as" or "equal to" Pond's Hi tract, iVverent to the deceit prac ticed upc and diiiiippointmtnt then -by caused to tlio pure.l.ua.1, so h-nr as larger profits ucuruo to tliom-ic1 Alway;? insist on Laviny Tomd'.: V.:: tract. Tako ul' other. SOLD 11 BOTTLES O.MV: j."J . "I: i:v illasuic::: Prepared ou;,, T1LVCT CO., How See our name on label. lo'"j' ' i;, rotov; -:r.- orli aim Lcioe :i. every wnuipcr r.n !".- of bottle below. c. j . -- .1.. . ; -i. J.:. -I I h Fiiu3 Caiarrl). Kauraliia, BTJ3, iBfiarjia tiocs, aMBcacr- rlares of ail it! it in ft til E 1 SOIG E723. ,f.iC HI - Tho Frnous lecturer. JOIIS H. flOIT.IT, wrote: "i'oi'SOtttTliro.'it. i'B'wialh when tetid hy to ulceration, t h ive luuna n wrj uenctlriui." ANDKKIV 1). 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Sold Everywhere ler burning gaze fixed upon him compelling n answer. Ingot gave a short, scornful laugh. "What has he done! Robbed Mr. Ever leigh of the money wtuah he has palmed oft s your fortune and his. Your saiut who uld do no wrong was nothing else than a jommon thief and liar no, a most uncom mon one, for he succeeded in keeping all luspicion from himself exeept with me. I found out what he was up to, and I kept num ou the condition I've told you. that he ihould muke you marry me by hook or crook. He promised, and took my plan up to the ery last turn meaning all the while to get jut of it in this way, it may be -but I tell 70U I am not going to have it so." He had repressed the violent siens of bis anger by this time, and was speaking calm ly, but with set, inflexible purpose which no j pity could movaw I " Unless you keep to the bargain he made with me unless you marry me now, this ' very night I'll blow the whole affair. Mr. j Everleigh shall know where his money went to and how much he owes his partner; the police shall be told where they can find the thief. If Lyman had made a better job of it, ho would have beaten me. there's no denying it, but as the matter stands I have t 'ie game in my own hands." I H paused, regarding lier curiously, but Carol did not move. She sat like one stuun d. "There's a fair clmnce of his living.so the doctor snys, if all things work favorably," Ingot resumed. " AV hat chance do you sup pose there, will be if lie gets back his senses only to Urn) himself disgraced and ruined. You hold his fate fur him, life or death, in your hands. Now. which shall it be!" She lifted her eyes at lust, deep and dark with the anguish which was wringing her your g, tender heart. She tried to speak. She threw out her hands wilh an lnpulnive, repelling gesture, waviug him away from her, then suddenly she grew blind and deaf to tho sight of his haK'I'ul face, the sound of his hateful tones. She drooped, and fell fainting at his feel , CHAPTKK XXIV. IN TUB SICK-HOOM. Startled, but not greatly alarmed, Ingot raised the fainting girl and placed heron a sofa iu the room. '1 lira he bent his efforts toward reviving her. not wishing to call anyone until the mutter between them should be settled. It was only natural she should be over come by all these terrible events, and the sight of her suffering, while it touched him, brought up the evil passions iu the muu's breast. " Why couldn't she givo in without mak ing mo go to such lengths;" he muttered. 1 don't want to hurt her, I'd rather be kind toher. but she gives rue no choice. She'll cud in milking lnoturn against her as I've turned against him. the traitor! Just to think hew he played it on me! Hut I'll get even with them both. I'll bring them to time, if I pay the heaviest price for it." He grow uneasy at last. Carol's swoon lasted so long, but still he would not call for aid. He opened a window and let the cold air blow in, rubbed the little nerveless hands between his own, and wet t lie pale lips with water which he found in the room. His efforts were rewarded at lust. She drew a long, quivering breath, und opened her eyes, to shudder at sight of htm bending over her. " 1 -1 remember." sho gusied. " Oh, you will not -will not give him up if-if you love ine - as you say.'' All over the man's face flashed a sudden light of triumph and rupture. "I won't do one solitary thing against him, my iet; I will do every thing for him if you give in like that. Don't muke me think that you hate me, Carol, and I'll never be hard ou you." "Tell me." she said, weakly, "tell ma every thing - all." He regai-diil her uneasily, " I dou't think vou are strong enough yet, my dearest. And I don't see t hut there is any neeil worrying you more thun you are worried now." "Tell me!" 'Well. J 11 dfi Lvniun the jnstiee to say thai he was wirt ol drawn into it. You know how di'itd gone he was about Miss Kver leigh' That was the se ret or the whole thing. " He wuiil. d to get on mi even footing with her, which lie did on the day lie put that hundred th iiisiind dollars in the business. Slav be it will lighten this t limbic for you to know that he did put it all in the business 1 don't believe he kept back u dollar for his own use-but that wouldn't save him if It j ever came out If Kverleigh could loo t over it, there's worse and nn -e of it than the mere appropriating of the money, which ' others wouldn't." J " I 1 don't understand." murmured Carol, i weakly. ' "I don't want I'm! you should under stand,'' said Ingot, with more of bis old con ! mleiiiw than ho had betrayed that day. ' ' You know just as much as you are tit to I bear. Come, I'll be easy with you. Tell mo , that you will marry me. say to-morrow, and ' I won't urge the thing now. You don't look i fit to stand, that's a fact." j Her eyim roved everywhere about the , room before they settled upon Ins hateful ' face. ! " I-I must," she whispered. ' I promise lit. But give uie time a little time." ! "I will give you time-u week if you'll ! promise that, honest and sure. Como what J I wll, whether ho liei ur dies. ou"l marry ; j me ut tho end of a week. May that and I'll ' believe yi.'i and take the risks." I "I u-,ll I will1 ,.f,,ti,iu.ul fl, ....... j , . ; hysterically wringing her hands. How could she do otherwise when the lifo of the j brother she adored hung iiHn her wordsf ; She was only conscious of one impulse, to I fetout, of the presence of this man who . tortured her-to hide Willi her bruised and broken heart from all the world, j Ingot left to call Sarah, whose brother . had arrived and taken his place in the sick I room. i " Miss Carol is quite broken down. I want j rou to put her to bod and ki-ep her quiet," I he advised, and turned away into I. man's I 3en, where he threw liimseif into an easy , ;bair before the glowing grate. "I don't know how it is. but that girl ran i aind me 'round herliille linger when she i likes. 1 don't begrudge the week if it brings I j tier to me willingly, aud she'll keen her ! jMsi out and out before, only k ft the idea ' (;hat shegavein as she bob. vL but now J ;nere a not a loop-hole left her. I.vman T , 1 """ 00 .'" ... ,,n.ciri,nni,-.j fu'Miuiic. tin? wonuer IS, ) long as he'd made up his mind to take that way out of his senqs-, that be didn't do omethingin the way of making restitution o Everlejgri. Hang it ail. tmwuui 1 to know but h oil! ;" With this new thottght iu hi mind Mr. Ingot was tin longer quiescent. He sprung ap aud began oa ing the room, i-asi ing im and sisi !;.'ive ';;iice arviut him. What had I yi; .n ls-n ilumj dunug those kn night lamr at U.e lus! The book kepper had le :.i ti.e e;,:ni,,u hi! i-rto that, !h extra work was o.uy r.wm.t to k-p i. vrn an tu er sy coi, v lav. but it r.curred to htm now ti .J l,(. aiij.it Ui is, ' ts? plac.il suottiAarra s.!.t i.i:i.n if l.vn.an had U It a c--, f, r Mr. Lwdcgn. He hal lift seruole '-n.t scan iiing the t l---skof the in i. red laan. It was ckjt fo aim to invent an excuse for obtaining tha keys to it, and five minutes lifter his search began a thick envelope, which wag ad- oressed to Althea Everleigh, lay in his bands. "Made up mostly of moonshine, but with II' SHI! KXICI.T DOWX nr THE I1ED.11DE. enough of unpleasant, fact in it to make it safer there," he muttered, us ho consigned the missive which he hud otioued mid glanced over, totkat bed of glowing ooals. This little incident robbed Mr. Ingot of the light spirits which Carol's concession had given him. It opened up a problem which ho hud not yet. contemplated. There could be no doubt but. that Carol would insist upon making the restitution when she should recover from the 'hock and horror of the time. Now, the lea of wresting lifty thousand dollars from Lyman Cliilder's . unwilling hands hiiu made no inconsiderable part, of Hiram Ingot's former pleasant dreams, and bis brow clouded over at the prospect of relin quishing his goiden hopes. "After nil, it's the girl I want more than the money," lie mused. "I d rather have Carol without it than Miss Everleigh with it, for all her beauty Hud pride." Through tho dark days that followed, In got remained in the house. He took the reins of government in his own hands, und in every way possible spared the stricken girl, who hud crept back to her place by her brother's bedside, only leaving it when he came and led heruwuy, commanding the rest or the refreshment which she never seemed to fee! the need of herself. What was she thinking of as she sat there through the loug. woury days, far into the gruesome nights, with her mournful eyes resting always on the f.wo which pressed the pillow, now pale and drawn wilh pain, now Mushed with fever and wild with de lirium, us the sick man ruved and tos'ied in the grip of the fever fiend; There was no sign to tell, but a weight like lead lay ujion her heart. Only once had there come any thing like a gleam of consciousness or reason to Ly man, and then, wukin.r out of a litful slum ber, he fixed his burning eyes upon her, with a wistful smile trembling on his lips. " Why, sis. what a time you've boon com ing to me," he murmured, reproachfully. "I thought you eared more for a fellow. Oh, there! do you see; He has come back from the grave from the graveto punish me for the trust I betrayed. Keep off; I tell you. keep off!" He sprung up iu the bed, screaming and waving buck the specter which his fevered imagination had conjured, then clasping his hands to his breast fell buck heavily, swoon ing, Carol thought, but in a moment more he begun babbling with only now aud then an intelligible word or sentence. " Edson Eilsoi. ! ('enfoiiud the young jackanapes! why must be rake up that pack age. You can't have her. Ingot I'll die first. You'll find every tiiinir made straight, Mr. EverleiL'h. 1 tell yni, n mn t stealing when a man only takes h; own. And s i on and mi en f,.r hours ut s stretch, while the l-e-ttl. . head roped, and then he would reiap .e inin i: sniper which hud little rest in it. The ilncinr was i f I he opinion that Ins fever was n.t so Much the result of his wound us of si.i:,e iutci.se menial st rain or nervous shii which preceoed it. "There was im injury fo the head, you see. This brum fever would lmo hud him in its clutches iu ii day or two more, 1 fancy, had there Leon no other trouble, ami if he dies I can't couseicin ioc!v swear that the wound killed him," he couihled to In got. "You flunk he will die. then;" "There's no telling. He stands a chance, unless blmsi ijeisoning ets in. He seems to have Imh-ii ii young mail of exemplary habits, anil that much is m Ids favor." Ingot made the mo.-t of this rejx-rt to Carol, who never asked a question. She knelt down by the Udside after he left her aud laid her cheek against Lyman's burning hand. "Oh, my brother, you did mean to save me at a frightful cosi. but. things have changed now. and 1 will save you. For you will live, dear, live to lelidii the past, I know." Heeding nothing that went on outside of that I'hiiiiiiH i . she did not knew how often Ait hea had come to e met by Uie one uu swer "Miss Carol would nobody." Ami, indeed, the poor . uld would have slimiik from so, a a luei'liug hutj ine matter boon left to her. I And meantime, a the weeks wore on, a j thought which had dim'y suggested itself i to Ingot as he stood listening to the doctor's words, t.mk sh:ie in his mind. Suppon Lyman Childer should die. who wus there to say thut the money be had claimed in the name of bis shut and hiuiseif was not rightfully theirs! He could retract his statement to Carol, could manufacture some newly-discovered proof of Lyman's inno cence perhaps, and if she were not con vinced, whv. a man can always find the means of controlling his wife's actions, if not her thoughts. Iet I. yman live the week out, let Carol in her spirit of sacrifice be come his. and the s..ner death brooded his black wings over that unhappy house, the better for the plot which was forming in that subtle binin. rHAITFK wv w,t yiif A.stmi saw , . , Hli . ,VMrllin., bu, , so sot up in mv own iii-eit that I wmildit take it. I tell vou. Mr. Norris. 'tam't for nothin' that a glMt c une Iwck to ha'ntthe places wliat it knew in life. 'sis-cinDy if that pl. warn'l likely to raise comfortable feelin's. and no cue can tell me a Edson would enjoy these here pii-iiiUi-i even in a spil itooal si'ii.e." F-dson !" Xorru lii',;,-,l up quickly from his work. What ai vou talking about, lijahr" Jtijab v :!s the pu'terr f the establishment, and he wus waiting ler the new clerk to get through with h: huMncss Kud go home, as the otle-i-s had !, i,e a g.i hour befsre. Lijah cat a i"mr x.'.j,e over his sheti! ler. ami his t . . to some- t.ing i.p:,r..i, ,i!,e a t- ..-oco el" we as ho made n , y: " You'll haiiily b lieve wi.at I t. il yon. Mr. Norris. but it .the ti .n' tilth that I saw Kdsoa tijat nizht iu tbe oil raj there to Uifll I .u e.,n , n'liin as I see rou now. lur iiiii-i' i - . , I was goiii' about, locl.in' up as uswal, ana as I came in from the countin' room tie door there stood open, and I saw Edson in the lookin'-'-'iass over tho dressin' table, just as 1 used to seo him. dozens of tunes, as I went on civ round. I was all struck of aheap, and stood sturiu' at him and him at me for nigh onto a minute. It was Edson, and it wan t him, but tho diff'rence was just what you'd look for in a ghost wasted and yaller and worn, tho spookiest lookin' critter and while I looked, he went out of tho giass, uud tho room was as empty as you see it no-.v I won't deny there was a cold creep down my bacK wnoniweio into it, expoctiu' I hardly know what. There was an old coi.t hangia' on the wall, and I took it into mv head to reason out that that was what I'd seen, and my imaginin' Ed son's face to tho lop of it, was what they call a noptical delusion. Wuss luck for poo' Mr. Lvmaii, though I reckon ho wouldn't ..." , ; 1. rr ,f 1'A a' loon inncn siock iu ui.v hiiii told it to him. That's what gets me! Why didn't tho ghost show itself to him I fw.d mi-hi huve come of it then, if it naa scared him out of stayin' round o' nights, which I couldn't see the use of noway," aud Uijah gave his head a dubious shako. " It proves to have been a most fortunate thing, outsi-lo of the result to him, fiijah. Cbilder left every account straight aud clear. The business has been so simplified bat, inexperienced ttS I am. I Hint no diffi culty in understanding it, and thero wus even a druit of what lie intemicu 10 uo iu regard to all the important, in erests of the bank. Mr. Everleigh was much moved by so many evidences of Ins forethought" Involuntarily the bank purler's coun tenance brightened. " So? Well, now, I'm downright glad that there wasn't any thing of the Edson business afoot. I misdoubted, somehow, though I couldn't noway think it of Mr. Lyman, neither. I don't keer now if ilia ghosts do walk." and liijuu whistled cheer ily as he wont about his task of clenring np. Norris, having finished his work, passed Into the room which hu been occupied by Edson when he was cashier there. It was a plain apartment, bare enough now, with hooks on the wall where the clerks hictg their out-door uppurel. Th ' old coat to which liijulj referred still b'oi" in its place, and by walking hack to Mm outer mom. Norris convinced himself i t t"c angle of rcllectmn would not show ii ui the spot where the other had st o,t wlie.i he saw his vision. Had Edson himself been there! He could not doubt it, knowing, us the other did not, that tti defaulter lived ; but why should he come there -why war with bis comijiiion in crime, if Lyman Chiider had been mat companion; More and more had it beer, borne in on Norris that thiB must ba the explanation of the case. You see, there ain't a place where a cut could hide," xaiii the porter, coming up while these thought were passing through the young mun's mind. "That ar' detective talked like the burglar might have hid in side, but it wa'n't in here, I'll be bound." "What is this!" asked Norris. stooping over a small door sunk in the wainscottiiig. "That; That's notion' but a cubbyhole under the stairs. )on't think even a ghost would want to cuddle ill there. Lolt's rusted in, I reckon; it hain't boou open forj a year." The bolts gave readily under Hergi m's touch, however, and the d'Xir swung noise lessly back. A pile of old ledgers almost tilled the space inside, and the dust on them, a quarter of an inch thick, showed no trace of having boon recently disturbed. " You seeC" said liijnli. "Good Lord!" It was only the ringing of the telephone boll which gave him such a start. Norris answered the call, to receive a message from Mr. Everleigh. Glad you are there yet. I want you to come up to the house at once, (something to tell you id nnihirlunco." There wus iin indist inguishublo growl at the hiM, us if the sh-,i!cer were iu no good humor, und, in truth, the hanker seemed both vexed and 1 ret. bled win n his clerk ap jicared belure hiei. "Ingot has resi'j.H-d," Ic rmiouneed. "I OXIiectod fo cf end In leave, at some in le is a thorough i'onenie:iei to to;, lU'cotluliiiit. and I .If. ill llnd it hard to re p'ciee. iiitti Siitisfuc'nrdy iit a moment's no tice." "That is not, all that is troubling vou, sir!" " No. it is not. There isthat child's money which l.vinuii put, with his into the firm. We an' on our feet now. so thut it can bo repaid, hut her brother gave me Ui under stand, even when her niurriage was sjxiken of, that be intended to keep the manage ment of it until she Imvuiiic of age. Ingot has given me notice that he intends with drawing it." An indignant flash came into bis hearer's eyes. " Has he the right to do this;-' " As her husband he will have. Lyman lias acted as her guardian, to know that be never took the le; Though , T chance gal steps to become so in fact. You see, before this nwiit fortune came to them, they owned nothing but the house they live in, and there was no one to dispute his authority. If the girl herself wishes it. I don't seo that I will have any choice except to pay it ou ieinatid." "Are they, then I thought the marriage was deferred." I'or a week. I04.MI leiis me. It wtil lo up to-morrow. 1 tinuk myseif it would lie I iu oeuer lusie to wait until the crisis is over for Lyman, poor fellow! but I Indieve Ingot wants to get it over in rase the worst comes. He plans to leave the city in that event with his bride." A cloud of displeasure still shadowed the banker's brow. His symtuthy was all with Lyman, and Ingot cool view of tho situation, together with what savored strongly of Mercenary calculations, had im pressed his late employer most unpleasant ly. Norris' heart sank with tbe news, but he turned his thoughts resolutely to that part of it which most affected Mr. Ever leigh. " lusot can make you trouble in the event of Lyman's death," be suggested. "It is not that which worries me. I can meet any demand Im may make, though it may inconvenience me somewhat to do so. It is the fact that they can not wait until he is in his grave. He was such a promising young man, too, and I had such comfort in depending upon him. I am a little disap pointed in the sister; she seemed devoted to Lyman." " You have not seen her !"Norris vent ured, with tho blood stealing into his face, while be Kept his eyes averted. "No. They let me into see Lyman for a moment, but the poor feilow did not know me. The surgeon tells me it is doubt ful if he recovers his senses at all. and that he may drop off any day," and tho banker Rieh.sl .ie -piy. He made an effort to throw off Pis gl,iin the next moment " Slay aiid.ime with us. Norris. Althea is out s-.iuewiien!, but I extavt her beck every moment," Norris aivpted the invitation, simply be cause lie had , g,m reason for refusing it. un.i hea made le r s.piiearanee just as dinner was ai.noimci.l. She gave a pleased smiie it- sight of her father's companion, but Norris noted the grave lines of the rw,.j. luvcjr face, the unfathomable which it ii, ;it. ivus not at ease, btie carried him off to the parkir when the meal was ended. . "Come. Norris. Father must have his mnw. .-md his nan iu peace. 1 am giao you are iiere: 1 have wanted to see you m inmlo auv new discoveries Have at the bank!" "Of mvself, nothing." " You know what the detectives think that there was no burglary attempted, tliat the open window was left as a blmd-but who could have made that attack upon Ly man if it was not for gain !" Norris hesitated. He had never felt at iiwiv ti disclose what he knew regarding Edson. That secret belonged properly i Cnde Amos, but the story or tne poiw mm I his own conviction that Edson had been up ! on the scene of thut dark night's work put ! tha mutter ii another ligni. no was ui- vided between a desire to tell all he . knew t. r, loifh. and the thought that he j " HI imoulse, ho narrated ihp fuels t.o Althea. Hhe listened intently, her lips compressed t.,tnnti1iii,iitfnl lino "I shall be glad if you nt," said, when lie iiao nnisneu. j-.o'iu, nous, V, nan unravel some of these mysteries. why should ho injure Lyuiiin Childer! Why go there, if uot to plunder us for the second time!" Khe was spi uking more to herself than to him, and Norris was struck by tho sud den haggard change which swept into her face, brought, it would seem, by seme self found answer to the questions s?io usked. She rose and walked hastily to the further end of the long room. All was in shadow there, and she leaned her forehead against the glass of tne window by which she paused. Suddeuiy she culled to Norris iu quick, excited toiiin. I "t ome here, please, eareiuuy. ira you j see that man across the way! I met him an hour ago as 1 wus leaving (JliiMer bouse the door, rather, fori was not admitted. He stopped me to ask how Lyman was. I thought him a feeble old man thou, though he was so muffled I saw little of his looks. Lo you know him? quick, as he turns." " Edson !" and with a hasty apology, be dashed out of the room, and a moment Inter wus iu the street, hurrying iu pursuit of the man who was some distance in nd vuuoe of hiui. CIIAITEK XXVI. A I.I.KAM OK l.IlillT. The figure which Norris followed moved rapidly, though with the umerteiu, falter ing step of ci.lier weakness or age. Ones or twice the man glanced buck furtively. thei. seen' in g to take the auirm. turned a corner hurried'y, disappearing lor the mo ment from lus pursuer. When Norris reached the spot where ho had disap)H'areil he could see nothing of him, but a hack was just turning from the curb, a little further on, and he thought be caught a glimpse of this profile within it. He broke almost into a run at that, looking noxiously for another carriage, but before he found one he brought up with sudden force against a gentleman who planted him self directly in his way. "Hey, Norris, my buy. where ai you go ing so fast! Sluiid uud explain yourself, and npologie, too, Tor Iruoc'.mg the breath out of a man's IkkU like that." "I'ncle Amos' lam sor.ry, but don't do tain me, please. 1 am after Edson. He is in that carriage, aud will eseaiie unless we are quick." I'ncle Amos only tightened his grip which he had placed upon his nephew. "After Edson. eh! Strikes me you are poaching mi mv pivierves now. Hold on; I must, look into this matter a iillle. Are you anxious to help ine or t;Ve you gone into the nffuirou jioiirowii acount;" " Does It matter which, Cnde Amost He was pointed out to me. and 1 followed him that was ail. He is gone now, at any rate." he added, for by this time the carriage was out of sight, and Norris resigned himself to the explanation which liisuneie demanded, turning back to walk iiy ihe loner's side as bo made it. "Humph! (iave me away to Althea! Well, that girl knows how to hold her tongue, fortunately. Si here, Norris, you came near SKiiiing every thing wilh your hot-hcudedness there. 1 have Edson as "safe as I Want hiiu. Trust me to mauaim tb ""sines our.. 1 am going now to Ever leigti, to mediate for the tioor chap, who nas oeou as much sinned against as sin ning." " You have bin., sir!" "Been living next door neighbor to hint for a week, ever since you gave up vour ex tra quarters," und the old man chuckled. "I've gamed his confidence, und what's more, have given him mine. Now, I don't want you along while I talk to Everleigh, but come around to that room opposite the bank in the morning and you shall know all about it." TO C OIINIIM-rn. m m Ktii.r cake or eake overbaked, or under done, will make an impromptu dessert Cut ofT the crust, if burned, and put on a choco late icing, and servo wilh a hot sauce; or cut i'i.hoes, if underdoL ?, make a custard and pour over and bake. Or if stale, moisten, then make a soft boiled custard and pour over. Or a gelatine cream with lemon, breaking the cake in bits and setting it in a mold ; this requires more time, of course. A "size " iu a coat is an inch, a size in un derwear is 8 inches, a size in a sock is 1 inch, in a collar 1 , an inch, in a shirt H an inch, in shoes. 1-451 h of an inch : trousers 1 inch, gloves i4 of an inch, and iu hats ' of an hich. We all have our nps and downs in life, but the boy who runs the elevator has more than ordinary mortals. VT.F..UTUAL FIRE INSURANCE! hiMirp in tin- old itlht, Horn- CmpanT Z."v.n ''","'r '"'" '"' in" l-WUrn - ... .... asumpM antl uratntrpv. ClfOVf ISIT shadows iu the great dark eyes, If 3 " ni:v, Miuiiis, mv !" Jislyi.nor,. wt KuMrih. Vl. to I The treatment of many tliiiiiuinu. ... . j Jflm ..U .,....i.,i t. ......? "naMi' nurrnlri N v has auoniea a vast experience in nic.r I ; ' trig and thoroughly b-silng remi "'r cure of woman's peculiar iiinlii,i,.s. " Wr. Pierce's f avorite l'refrlun. is the outgrowth, or result, of true itrZ,,, valuable experience. Tiioiisamla t, te. he . XTTlT , I voted and obstinate eases wind, la(1 . uicir b.i", i.i..o i. n ut- uie most voiKtafni remedy ever devised for the relief .ml ,., sutiering women. It is not reeoiiiiiu n.j, ' "euro-nil," but, as a mimt porleet biiccukff woman's peculiar Hihuenis, Ior As a powerful. Invigorating i011l, it impart sti-eimth t,, n,e ij,7 .vwl" and to the womb and its Hienatsi; particular. For overworked, 'woru-uot" 'run-down," dobilituted tcarlii-ra. miliiiJL dressmukers, seauistri"S;,es, "slioi-ifjils,',j,(i!jir ' kooix rs, niii-sing mothers, ami U i-bk worS. , tfen.-rally. Dr. Pierce's Favorite 1'ristriuti is tho grimiest earthly Imioii, l'itur uncni.J as an appetizing conhal und resioratiip d' A a Kooihitie and strriimhrnii,; nervine, -Favorite Pn-scrinjU" j, u ' quiiied and Is invaliialile in ailavinif ami Z i diiuig nervous excitability, irrituliillir haiisiion. prostration, liystena. si asiui' ma" other dist rising, nervous swnpierm a,n, monly attendant utsin funetiounl n. mntx disease of tne womb. It Induces n-frtmi-J sl.s p and relieves mental anxitiy and Sfrfiniieiler. lr. 1'leree's Favorite Prescrluilo. Is a Iciiliimuie medicine, (,r,v , comnoutided by un xiierieia-ii and kkiii'n physician, and adaited to hoiiiku s iii iKst orfriiiiiJiiion. It, is purely vi-tnlite in coiniMisiiiou and ts rfis ilv hitrmlm in m elleers iu any condition of fhe msum. for morning eii km-ss, or nausea, fn iu hatf9 cause ai'tsiiur, weak stoiiuieli, lnli)jt-joii. ,jy. twpsia and kindred syniproins, itn use, in smtil dtisi.. will prove very iH-uetleial. " favorite Iresrrlpilon " lua po.i. ti re cure lor the most muiipIichImI and ,x. annate ease of leucorrhea, exiswife IIuvhm paiiifui meusi rout ion. unnutural supiioss . V prolapsus, or fulling of the h, m-ali iat feiiiiile w.'akness, anteiersjun, reiruviTMrn tiearing-down si'iisaf ions, chronic eniiiriiiiia, Inllatiiiiiiition uud iile.Ttoiiin of 1 n woinfo. flaiiinuuion, pain and tenderness 111 inarw accompuiili'd wilh " interitaj heat." A a regnl.Hor hiu! promoter of fr.-r. tioual aetiiin. at iliat criiical fwriotl of Hmnp, from girlhood to woMiiinliiMid. " tiivuntc serlption" is a txvbvtly sale ivmi-iliai nii'm, and mo priMlue! only Kood result. Ii eiiimlly ellieaeloiis and Miluiiliie in it n!,..a when taken for tnose disonl-M-s and di-nii! ments iueideiit to rliHt laier and iiie.t triitisi period, known as "The luuuieof Lift." " f a v or lie Prescription." when takt In conutsrion Willi the use of Dr. Pis Golden Medical liisi'overy. and siiiall latum doses of Hr. I'leroe's I'urvntivt- l'i Ms limit Liver Pills), cimn Liver. Kidney and lliiir diseas-. Their t7.mibined use slwi n'mrirn blisid taints, and ntHiiiahes caiueroui and Scrofnloiis hiltliorM from the svstelli. " favorite I'rc.eripiloii is thpnnlt meilH'iiie for women, sold by driuriritJ!. under a positive guarantee, from the hum. facturers, that it will give satisfaction inrvm I'ase. or money will be refunded. Tlumrinrm t has been printed on the l)ottle-wriiiW. and faithfully carried out for many y.vi Large bottles (I'll dooesl $i.OU, or til bottles tor (tA.OO. For large, jllustrateil Treatise on Disii8wi!! Women (hiO paifiu, juier-coverod;, send tta cents in stamps. Address, World's Dispensary Msdical Association, 663 Main St, l(( f F4I.0, VI. : THE ATKINSON 1 j Cor. IVarl and Middle Sis.. PORTLAND, MAINE. Isaac C. Atkinson, j GENERAL MANAGER. SPECIAL A few days longer, All Wool CARPETS, Lowell mills manufacture. Monitor mills manufacture. Ivlaware mill """" uf.icture, .Vi cents to Isi ceuts er j' Tapestry carpets, 52 cents, c'tit. I2 cents to 73 cts mt vard. Hoilv llrussels carpets, !Hccnt. ' lu SI :.' Heiiieinber these prices are for day only. He wise and make your f lections at once. . Smyrna rujr for this sale only. N"" gle di'wir, SI.tHI, regular price l..r r I'otible door, SLotlregnlar price -i in. x 54 in..82.r. regular price. '' iu.xlMi in., m.W. regular price.' . iu.x 72 iii.,4.25.rcgiilarpri.e.(; . 3 5ji.nl (II iu. x st in.. 7. regular pru. .2 in. x ins 111 15., regular pni-. Krs in. x 144 in., ..regular pra-e I'll. ills:! mU i.f liarir.lins illSt lis1' st:.. flu- above for a few davs. The Atkin-on ll.'tue Km nislm' ' ' ( or. lViiiland M i.lille Sfs.. 1'ortl.iiid. "' Isaac C. Atkinson, (.en. Manap'i"- tTK V. 'AUK ino. thf l. wircof lis iimti r"!1,'""".i,i,r j l-. laxi.'' liiiri.aut is. ie whit,-. tiuti ;.n eiU en lot ir,,N Mv. iwi . iir rt:tifc Iin . .,.r .(llph-a-. ' , . 1 . - -air. III .-KI.I. 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