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flow ft ws KfmoTfd W fib oat the V'se f ( the Surgeon Knife In the tpriiMT of 1879 I tu taken with sharp pains In the lower jrt of my bowel In the region of the tbliuMrr. Shortly blood appeared mixed with 017 titItw. and a fw weeks later I had an attack of brown rvi'l. I tried a nunitwr f d h-uih, Vue said it gravc-l. auotLer mid it waa acute Inflammation of the Bladder, and another that I had ft ttone fn my left kidney, lor three months I waa udvUt the care of an emi nent etxvialiftt at Albany, but tonstantly jrrowintr worse I w-nt home to die. At thin time I was in--d tired tn try Dr. David Kennedy's Favorite Remedy, of lioiidout, X. Y., and am now robuxt and strong-. A reni'tly which ran do this for one so near death as 1 was should be known everywhere. 1 ho this efitTiifiit will cauM- others afflicted as I waa to find relief xn this source. C. W. Brown, Petersburg, Y. Favorite Remedy, Rondout, W.V. J One dollar, bold by all Druggists. VT. MUTUAL FIRE IKSUR1KCE fhwre In the eld reliable Home Conpanr. Yoa can get cheaper Issuance taaala Foreign. Companies. Tbe Company la making extra efforts for safe risks I'atronlzs bosae lnaUtutioai. Apply to the usder sijrned fcele aibU for Rasdslpn and Braintref. BOYDKJi CLEVKLAJtD. Ofioe srsr Jsalya's sure. Was Rautolpa, Tu R. M. CHASE, D. I). S., Dental Rooms, OTXII OREIMS CHASI'S DRDO 1TOBB, BETIirX, - VT. At Koebe ster th flint Monday, Tuesday ana Wedneailnv of eaeh month J. K. DARLING, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, MASTER AND SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY, CHELSEA, VT. VCoUectlons promptly mad. Dentist, South Royalton. ul 1. ftt UmWt.rA and Sharon Die flri.t week tftrj oilier month aliemauir. EUier administered by a competent pltvfclclan. " ff. S. ADAMS, Watchmaker and Jeweler. Watches, Clocks & Jewelry jpeiMere snn eye-piannes. Watch, Clock ami .lewelrv epnlrlnj( s ipeclslty. Oppoall. I'asM-iiKer siaOon, llelbel, VU DR. L.M.GREENE Office in Bascom Houso Block, Beth' el. Vt. Hours : 10.30 to 12 and 7 to 8 p.m DR. M.L.SCOTT HOMEOPATHIC I AN WEST RANDOLPH. VT. BAILEY & GOSS, Physicians and Surgeons, West Randolph. Vc. I. IP. DANA, PHYSICIM MD SURGEON, OUTH RQTAXTQlf, VT. E. 0, BUIfCHARD, D. D. S., Aneelftl attention siTws ilia Dreaemtmn of the natural leeih, and the la serliDg ot artificial orowus f J Gold, III Rubber. Celluloid itlnuous dumi be for srlttW'lal lutt1i k, liar's blocs. West KandolphaV t J. C. DYER, LIVERY AND Feed Stable, WEST BANDOLFH, - VERMONT. First Clam Teams at Reasonable Frices. Presorting the Natural Teeth m Specialty On Hois AGsy Block, VVet Kandolph.VU W.S.CUETI8 11.11. tt. srtlctal teeth nil OoM. CellulnM, Rubber and all ether kind of le "ol by Um profealuu, by Uia siusl approved lueliHMU. I 1 TEWKS8URY I Ml tANDFACTUltF.KS OF DOORS, SASH, BLINDS -AND- LUMBER, STAIR KAILS, liwi! Posts, Mouldings, Brackits, Sheathing, Adjustable Windsw Screens. DIMENSION TIMBER TO ORDER riaptv.rd. fhlna-les. Brick. Llm., Cement, Kiln Ur.eJ Hardwood Hooruif. tic CONTRACTORS AND- BUILDEES. K5TIMATES furnished for anr hofldlnt. flntahine- the Interiors of Churches, ilauka, Ofiicea. l-jbrnriea, eux, a Speciailj. WEST RANDOLPH. VT. TEB OLD FASHIONED MILL. There' an old-fashioned mill in a valley nea home, Whose whel long is idle and still an i death; While overita threshold the rabbit may roam TnKtartlcil by nmrnnir or even a breath But om-e on a tiiuein my youth waul blessed While there in the irlouiuimr we stood, she and I, And luugued as we asked what the mill wheel expressed. For sometimes 'twould sing and nguin would sigh, Till at last then I said, "It is telling to yon The story which long 1 hare hungered to tell." One ouicK. startled dance from those dear eyes of blue As thev drooped and she murmured, " 'Tis well, dear, 'tis well." Then still stood the mill wheel ; what more need it say To us, as we stood in the twilight's last gleam ? A ealm benediction, the close of the day. And a sound as of prayer from the mur muring stream. Northwestern Miller. A WOMAN'S EXPLOIT. AS earlr bs 1834 a few hnrdr pio neers ventured to build cabins upon the west- era bunks of the Upper Mississip pi, and to move their families in to them. One of these bold men was William Glenson, w h o, ji.with a yoke of oxen, a curt con tuininp- hoiiHO hold elKfttw, und a cow, moved with his younp; wifo from the lend mines at Mineral 1'oint iu the spring of the vear mentioned, and fwttled at the mouth of the Little Pinnicon (little Turkey). He ns attracted thither by the tales of two young trupirs whom he met at the old i renuh town of rnurie du Uhien the winter bffore. They told him of the black, rich land iu the valley of the Little I'iiinicoi), with waive a stick of timber in the whv, though the bluffs on either hand were lined and covered with oak. butternut, hickory, and poplar, Their stories of bear, deer, beaver and mink stirred his hunter s heart, These young men Simpson Uripgs nd John Ellery had marked out each a aqnntter's claim, and, not intending to spend their lives as mere trappers and hunters, wished to have neighbors. In the end, Gleason agreed to come, and accordingly set a time when, with his 1, 1 llti T . wiie anu nis goous, no wouiu iw ai i mine du Chien, where tlie young men agreed to meet him. True to their word, Briggs and Ellery were awaiting them in a mp at the "Prairie" when Gleason and his wife ar rived. The two trappers guided the settlers on a three days' journey over prairies and among wooded hills, and finally brought them, with their effects, to the bank of the great river at a point opposite the mouth of Little Pinnicon. Here a strong bateau, with must and sail in the bottom, luy hidden among rocks. The enterprising trappers had providod themselves with this boat as a means of freighting their packs of deer skins, buffalo hides and furs to markets down the river. Its size and strength enabled them in two trips to set the Gleasons, with their household gooda and stock, upon ground which was heneeforth to be their own. There a surprise awaited the new-com ers. As tliey mounted the bans ot tlie little creek at the mouth of which they had lauded, John Ellery pointed to a little tree-grown knoll some two hundred yards distant. londers Your caiun rauiy ler to move in, tun I lie, "an tlmr sgooa water in a ring down thar not fifty steps from it." "Tliar's room enough fer four," ssid Gleason, as, a few minutes later, the party surveyed a comfomble log struc ture, with strong "shake roof and stone firep'nee and chimney. lea. said tlie young wife, grate fully, "and it shall be both yer homes till ye bring wives of yer own up the river." Thus did the generous and brave backwoodsmen aid each other in the pioneer work which has laid the founda tion of populous States. Ihat evening the partv of four sat round a rudely construct 'd taWe upon the puncheon floor of their new home, and ate with great contentment a sn- per of warm biscuit, broiled duck and coffee. The next day, by the aid of the oxen and a stub of a plough, a "single breaker," a ' truck patch" was ploughed, and b 'fore the sun set was planted with seeds which lmd been carefully hoarded. A week later more thuu three acres had been thoroughly "stirred" and planted to corn, squashes and pumpkins. A hue crop was raised that vear, bringing in autumn such abundant va riety to their table that this little band of pioneers felt themselves to lw living in the very "lap cf luxury." Of pnnn! tlie house when tho men were at home was an arsenal of guns they had such abundance as throe good hunters, with ample opportunities, could secure. Even Mrs. Gleason was provided with a gun. a short, flint-lock fowling piece, which the knew how to use, and upon which she put much reliance for protection when the men were all awav from the cabin. Briggs and Ellery were often awav upon trapping and hunting excursions. In Sepfemlier they rode away Uxm their ponies to the west to shoot butlalo, and walked back at the end of thehunt lead- j ng their ponies heavily laden with hides. They had to go only a three days' jour ney from the river to strike the Buffalo range," now dwindled from its former vast proportions to tlie limits of the Na tional Park in Wyoming, w here a strag gling Imnd of buffaloes still evists, pro tected by Fnitfd States soldiers. These isolated settlers lived in con stant dange-, for the country all about them was the common hunting ground of bands of Winuebagoes, Fotawatamies n,l Mtnaninitifx in,l mWnnallv Sioux i These last era far mo:e to be dreaded than the others, as Black Hawk's war I had given the lesser and nearer trile8 a wholesome fear of the soliliers, stationed nt various posts throughout the region. No Iuuiuu Wiu, Uu.-.tcd, unless thorough ly known to 1k the white man's friend, and of the three men living at the Little Pinnicon, one always remained near tlie cabin. When the trappers were away Gleason staid close at home, busying himself with the building of stables, yard and fie", or with improvements upon the cabin. To the latter he added in time u bedroom for himself and wife, ami a general storage-room for pro vender of ull sorts. Flour, con'eo, sugar and other neces saries were got at Prairie du Chien by Briggs aud Ellery, who made the trip in their baUau. Early in the autumn straggling bands of Indian hunters sometimes stopped at the "Pinnicou" cabin to beg for "tolmo" and "sug," which, as the supplies were limited, had to lie denied them. Winter came and passed without inci dent to the settlers, save such as their hunts afforded. These were oftn stir ring or amusing, anu their recital served to make the evening pass pleasantly be fore the crackling back-logs of the lire place. Thus time parsed until "planting- timo" came and went, and still the little baud remained unmolested. About the first of June Ih iggs aud Ellery, with the bateau well loaded with the "spring cuteh, set out for i'mirie autJueu. I hey hud been gone twelve days, and their return was iimiiieiitarily and some what anxiously hxiked for by the Glea sons, who were out of Hour and some other necessities. It was on the morn ing of this twelfth day that Bill, as his wife and the others called Gleason, came hurrvuig to tho cabin. "aiillie. said he, with much excite ment, "there's a bi;r band of elk bout a niilo up creek, an Ira goiu alter cm I Won't bo gone loncf." Go tiheuil, itill, said Ins wife. "1 enn take euro o' mvself a few hours." lie Biiatched do n his rifle from its pegs, and hurried out Ho had goue not much more than an hour when a young dog chained near the door began to bark. Mrs. Gleason looked out and saw coming down the river, half a mile away, a string of horse men, w hom she knew at once to be In dians. She watched them a moment. W heth- er it was tne manner in wiin-n uiey rode, or tho fact that she was alone that alarmed her, she did not know, but, ac customed though she was to tlie lonely life of the frontier, she was frightened. She immediately shut and bolted the door, and with table and stools hastily barricaded the two small openings which served as windows, leaving a cor ner of the one at the front ojien to serve as a port-hole. Then she looked to her gun, and freshened the priming. Hy this time the sound of horses' hoofs had drawn near the cabin and halted. Sullio Gleason 's face was very pale at this moment, and her bunds trembled, yet she did not hesitate, gun in hand, to take her place at the open ing in the window. She saw enough at her first glance to arrant all the precaution she hod taken. Naked, hideously beduubed in mint and evil-eyed, such a villainous im iking lot of savages she had never be fore seen. There were seventeen of them drawn up iu a squad a few yards distant, and they were surveying alter nately the cabin oud the growling dog. The Indians were armed with bows and orrows and lances, with but two guns in the crowd. Mrs. Gleason saw at once that they were Sioux. Standing far enough back in the darkened cabin to prevent them from seeing her, she looked through her port-hole directly into the eyes of these dangerous visitors. For a "few moments they at their ponies silently, giving no hostile sign. Presently one of them with a gntteral word of command, turned his animal's head and with a vicious cut of his quirt set on nt a gallop, and tlie whole troop followed him. Sallie Gleason breathed more freely as she watched the galloping squad cross tho creek and ride out of sight be yond a point of bluff some half-mile be low. She thought of her husband, but felt certain he was not in the direction they had taken. She opened the door anf windows and resumed her house hold occupations, but kept a sharp watch in all directions. Several hours passed with no inci dent to arouse her fears afresh. At noon , 6he made preparations lor dinner, ex- porting Bill soon to return. Then srjp took a pail and started for the spring for water. She reached the top of the gulley through w hich the little creek ran, and was about to descend to the spring when she saw sometliing near the mouth of the gulch that gave her instant alarm. It was a single father, dyed red, projecting above the ridge of a clay bank that mai keu a turn oi tue cree& s channel. She had seen that feather three hours leforo and remembered it. It slowly disappeared. She turned about anil hurried back to the cabin, expecting every moment to hear the Indian yell und feel an arrow pierce her body. But nothing further onrred to alarm her then and she reached the cabin in safety. Once more she lxirred all entram-es and prepared to defend herself to the last She understood now, she thought. why the treacherous fellows had ridden away so unconcernedly. They had in- tended tlie action for a blind. After riding onf of sight they had dismounted and having slunk back under shelter of the river-bank hud entered the bed of the creek where they were now lying in wait for a chance to shoot dowu the in mates of the cabin. That the Indians had not killed her when they had the opportunity was a source of thunkful wonder. It could not be, she believed, that they had not seen her, but they must have 'thought them selves undiscovered. Ihus she specu lated iu fear aud excitement. Through un opening in the front win dow her eye txk in tlie broad expanse of the Mississippi lieyoud the ambush of the savages. Suddenly there camo iuto view, not a mile distant, the well-known sail of the bait an. Her first feeling was one of delight but almost instantly the true situation flashed liiHin her and she realized the purpose of the ambush. A deadly feai for her trapper friends seized Uxm the brave woman's mind. She saw it all now. The Indians hud discovered that si: U away down the river, and knowing where the boat would lain they had, after their cunning and treacherous fashion, stolen back to lie in ambush for the iuisusiecting boatmen, She hud not been seeu on her excursion to the spring, because tho Indians were intent upon othor victims. She kept her eyes on the boat; it was oomiug slolv on with a light breeze iu its favor; the boys seemed to be plying the oars lazily. What could bo done to warn them It would be c -rtain dcuth to her to go outside and make any movement likely to attract their attention. Even if they saw or heard her, they might we! fancy her to be merely greeting their return Then she thought of the "Wild Goose Jsar una a plan of action came like an inspiration. Tho Wild Goose Bar was a drift of sand which extended into tlie river from a point several hundred yards alxve the mouth of the creek. It con nected with a small island, or rather peninsula, about a hundred yards from shore. The geese iu their autumn flight often alighted upon it at night in great - i , .I .i numiiers, anu lias nau given iuis suuu- bar its name. From the lay of the ground liack of the cabin-knoll Sullio knew that she could reach a point very near to the bar with out beiug seen. If she might but safely un the gauntlet of the mud stretch to the covert of the willows upon the is land, she would be able to warn the com ing boatmen. There was no time to lose. Ey tlie time she could reach the island tho bat' tan would be close at baud. She oivncd the buck window and, gun in hand, 4 crawled through and ran down the side of the knoll into a little "swale" which extended for some distance parallel with the river's bank. Once on this low ground she bent forward so as to keep her head out of sight and hurried up to a point which she knew must lie about opposite tho sand-bar. Ihen boldly rising up right she ran swiftly across the interven ing ground to the river-bunk and slid down its steep side to tho foot of the bar. The keen eves of the Indians had seen her at last. They guessed her purpose and set up a howl like the cry ol a puck of wolves. Looking aside iu her night along the bur she saw them emerge, a yelling swarm, from the ereek-le4 and give quick chase up the bank of tlie river. They shot arrows at her us she ran, but the range nt first was too great, and the shafts fell in the water or stuck lightly in tho sand behind her. Oddly enough she thought of the scores of wilii geese that had been fired upon from the bank and killed upon the sands over which she was fleeing. That hundred yards seemed a long distance. The Indians gained swiftly upon her and before she could reach the island their arrows liegan to whiz spite fully past. She would certainly liave lost her life had not the boatmen, who were rapidly drawing near, opened fire at this critical moment. lheir long. range rifles scattered the Indians aud sent them instantly flying. Sullie had just breath left to note that there were more than two men in tho laUau, and then she fell exhausted and fainting upon tlie wet sand at the edge of the island. When she became conscious, Briggs and Ellery were kneeling by her, one on either side, funning her with their hats. Her clothing and hair were drenched with the water they had thrown in her face to revive her. Looking up, Sallie saw two tall strang ers leaning on their guns and looking uiKin her with sympathy and interest. lhev now came forward aud each in his rough way for they, too, were frontiers men uttered expressions of gmteful ad miration, mingled with not a little won der at the feat she had performed. When Gleason returned and the story was repeated to him he said simply, but with wet eves, "iere a brave woman, Sallie, but I'll never leave ye alone ngin so long's thar's dunger from Injuns." That night John Ellery 6et out for Prairie du Chieu in a cnuoe, and a few days later a squad of cavalry scoured the region in search of the Sioux. They did not find the Indians, who no doubt knew of their presence and mission, for the settlers at Little Pinnicon taw no more hostile bands. The strangers who had come with Briggs and Ellery were men with fami lies, true pioneers in search of fresh lands. They were so well pleased with the Pinnicon Valley that they marked y.aims adjoining the others, and each brought a wife and children into the "Little Pinnicon settlement" FoutA's Companion. Hereditary Influence of Age. The inflneneo of the ages of parents upon 4he vitality of cliildren lias lieen investigated by M. Joseph Korosi, of the Bnda-Pesth Statistical Bureau, From aliout 30,000 data he draws these, conclusions: Mothers less than twenty years old and fathers less than twenty four years old have children more weak ly and more liable to 'pulmonary disease than parents of a riper age. The healthiest children are those whose fathers are from twenty-five to forty, and whose mothers are from twenty to thirty. In the best marr ages the husband is older than tho wife, but a woman of thirty to thirty-five will have stronger children if her husband be a little not as much as lhc years the younger. THE JOKERS' BUDGET. JESTS AND YAKirS EY FTJVNY MEN Or THE PRESS. Saving Wear and Tear An Elegant Sufficiency Too Cheap for Her Etc., Etc. 8AVIXO WEAR AND TEAR. MiVs Slimdiet A new boarder came while von were out a voung lady. Mrs! Slimdiet (boarding-housekeeper) Is she pretty I "luflltlv " "Well, put an extra strip of rag carpet in front of her mirror." Philadelphia IlecorJ. AS ELKO ANT SrFFIOrENCT. Mm. Slimdiet Have some more of the mackerel, Mr. Boarder t ' Mr. Boarder So, thank you; but 1 11 take a bucket of water, if you please. X. Y. Weekly. TOO CHEAP FOIl HER. Mr. Bookus Here's a dress put'ern I brought home for you. Mrs. Bookus Oh, undit'sjust lovely, too. What did it cost .' Mr. Bookus Only twenty-five cents a yard. Mrs. Bookus Tuke the horrid old cheap stuff buck. Terre L'aule Iixpren. ENGAGED ON THE SPOT. Dry Goods Merchant You have call ed in response to our advertisement for a floor valker WclL sir, what are vour qualifications for the position ? Applicant I aia the father of three pairs of twins. llutton Courier, ANSWERED. Xight Drug Clerk (2 a. m., with glar ing eyes) Well I Customer Xo; sick ! THINGS SETTER I.EFT CIJSAID. Hostess Do tako some more of the pudding, Mr. Snibbius. Snibbins My dear Mrs. Bnndcrby, I couldn t eat another mouthful. I ve eaten so much already that I can hardly speak. Hostess J)o try a little more just a little more, if only to please me, Mr. Snibbins. Melton Trantcrivt. HE WAS A LCXt-RY. Lord Chumpleigh And then vouah er Custom House duties aw so doocid ly absurd. Yon er smart Americans chawge heavily faw awticles of weal util ity, w hilo things of meali luxury and no actual use you er permit to entuh youah country fwee. Tvativo JLheu what are) you kicing air LAje. TUB APPLICATION OP IT. Smart Wife Don't worry, George. WTote au articlo for the paper to-day showing how to get up a family dinner for SI, and I took it around and the editor gave mo a dollar. Husband lhat s a rare Piece of rood luck. What are you going to do with the dollar f "I'm going to try that receipt myself. and see u it win work. j, i , yyetJclu. A TEDIOUS WAIT. Sojourner (at country tavern) Madam, 1 am in great Inuste and very hungry. Can you get me up a couple of ined eggs 1 Landlady les, sir. Sojourner (after long waiting) It's some time since x ordered those eggs, maoam. Landlady Drat them hens! Jeff. go out to the baru and stir em up. Jjazar. UNDERSTOOD THE CASE. Customer I want to get some old- fashioned pumpkin pie pans about two feet long, you know, and a foot wide. biiu iwo menus uecp, wiiu square cor ners. Dealer Yes, sir. I believe we have a few left. Going to have some old- fashioned pumpkin pies, eh? "Yes, siree." "You are lucky. It isn't every man who has a great -grandmother living, and iu yuuu ii-Mibii. a . treejuy. TnK MOMENTOUS QUESTION. From Ash-Wednesday to Easter She ponders upon it. While lie srrupt-ftur-onnd To raise cash for that bonnet. Puck. A SHARP CONTRAST. Jones Shall I give yon a ride on my knee, Tommy t Little Tommy Yes, but don't go as fast as my other doukev. rcsixess. Holies Hello, Jack ! What kind of bargain did you make with Bessie's father to-day f Jack Got tlie refusal of her during tho old man's lifetime, blame it alll 1artard Lampoon. HE ONLY SAID DARN IT. Mabel Mother, I have broken my engagement with Arthur. No woman could le happy with such a brute. Mother Horrors! What have you learned f . "Last night I asked him to tack the cover on my work-box, and he hit. !,; finger with the hammer, and, mother, jur -niiu ui 11. "I see. He danced around the wv and swore a blue streak a yard long, and threw tlie hammer out the window,' and kicked the work-box to pieces ' and called you a gibbering idiot and-' " V "J. no, ho dido t ; he only said darn,' and went on tacking " "What? Is that all? Oh t foolish child ! You have lost an nnmi IIE HAD MET THE CHAMPIOJf. He looked a bit hard up, but h i,,,, pleasant face and smooth address as 1 went into the oflice. of i rauronii nmr.a . West und asked for the snjierinteudi-'iii w nen conducted io mat oiucaal'ii Ji ho began : "I vwint tho favor of f,Z puss to Buffalo." "Can't have it," was the prompt reply "I expected that answer, and am i,n pared for it. I did not come here jt'. a tan oi wot. "No."' "Not a rob, on the street. 1 nave not been robbed." I did not lose my mni,p I am not obliged to I-1K l home to see my wife die. 1 Um nut's consumptive who is anxious togetlioma ond die iimong his friends. All these pleasures are old." "Yes, very old and thin." "And yet I want a pai-s to Bnflal,), I feel that I have a right to ask it.'- "On what grouinls,'" "This morning I saved tho life of a passenger on one oi your transfer Ixna. He was a big, red-whiskered nuiniiiwed Clark. Had he gone overboard it vm.i have cost vou ierh:ips $50,000 to nettl. ii i..:... ' "Clark Big man with red whiskers! Wretched man, you know not what yog. did! That's the man who has aliwdy got a claim for .V-IMMJO ;jui!iKt ui, fui breaking ins leg. u you had only M Jam go overboard we could iavu nettled with his heirs for less than a quarter if the amount Go out go uwnv. V(H1 have taken thousands of dollars out of our pockets bv vour meddlesome act" ilie sponge wan, en om wiuiout word, but as he reached thedonr he was heard to grumble: "I thought I W:is tlie l;st liur on the Atlantic conbt, but I feel I must now tuke a back seat" ilercvry A WASTE OP T.AB0R. Young Smith (who has mustered cout- ago ai nisi ami ciuieu ueiu: milieu to aj. certain his late; And you will be my unue, near, near aush ienie Nellie I will answer you when were alone, .Mr. Smith. Y. S. When we are alonef Nel. Y'es. Eject my young brother. He is under the sofa. (The young bro ther is ejected.) Xow, ojien that cWt and tell my sister, who is listeiiing,polite ly but tirmh', to scoot. (The sister scoots. ) Y'.S; (wiping the death damp from his brow) Now, darling, the coast in cleari Will you be mine f Ncl. No! Sue York Mircury, OBSERVING THE KCI.ES OP ETKJ TITTE. "Will you send up a card f" BaiJ tlie girl to a Buffalo Bill cowboy who called to see some friend in New York. "Will I send up a card, did you say!" he inquired as he reached into his over coat pocket. "Yes, sir." "Is that the fashion here!" "Yes, sir, at least its customary." "Well, of course, if its enstomury why I'll have to regulate myself aooordin'. Which style is considered the most gen teel hearts, diamonds, clubs or spadi-sl here's the wholo deck, jest take yer choice." lierc)tant Travel. v A UVMENT. A yontli who dallied with poetir lor Oii- penned these Hues iIkh Uht hit pel away: "Oh. muse poetie, ron're indeed 1 greatly eufTeriuff creature; So wonder downeast is your niieii and sad dened every feature. Instead of leinjr wuocil for lore, at in tl days ol yore. Your cliniiiiH must yield to Mnmmon'ii might and court the gulden store. No lonjivr goddess do you reign, superior to the earth, Tou're everybody's hirelmn no, for aa' your charms are worth. t No longer do you proudly rank mankind' most noble teui-hei No wonder don nciist is your mien and sad deucd every feuture." Merchant Travkr. C.m.VU TIMKI.Y WARNING. Mr. Weer!eifrh (who has come arcuwi tho corner unexpectedly) Good mom ing, Lucie Philip .' .... Uncle Philip Good mornin, Ssqwi", good mornin,5 sail ! I war jist -con up to vo'hoine fer ter warn yer dataeyi a new funiily b coon 's moved inowra d' hill, au' dev's li'blo ter lie fond chick'ns. How's yo' Leuhorus a S1 along, sah ? Jmlye. WEIX-HEEIXD FOR CATS. Tlie Emperor of China has j"st Jl? 200 pairs of boots mode for him. Lmperor is " well-heeled no, - never was before, and musically ul;t"',1 cats will want to hold their midn'Pf concerts in some place other tlum Majesty's back-yard. TRICKS OP TOE CT-OTHICTS. .Tnl.T kit K1V the man that bong that $15 suitfroni vou yestenky ing has brought it back. Dealer Why, what's the mauei i Jake He savs it ain't wool. , Dealer It ain't wool! Well W don't von tell hiin it is f belie Jako I did. aud no wont me. ... Dealer That's too bad! Wcu' only thing we can do is to show . where the moths have eatcu into it didn't notice it yesterday when lie the suit Detroit Free 1'ictt. t , BOTH MISTAKEN. He stopped in front of a maiden fair- 'Twas at a waxworks show . And he said : "How lifelike i hrt starei How natural her golden hair! , Hendieeks! See what a hue they They actually glow 1 " The maid opened wide her ere. "Not only ean tliey walk." Fhe said in'evident surprise. "But now it seems thw etfirie Are made in sneh a wondroue They actually talk : " -..,-tu. Chicago Trii- PhUaddpfiia llceonl.