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"JUMIE IS DYIMJ."
T1" Vtkti Bt b' ,b' Tto ralh ou CLrUtnss. Ef. I -Muuiio is dyiuff." These were tho words that-the ,lcrupb kcv clicked upou the silence thatluw fallen upon the station of Licli John llcutbcoto was in charge ft was Christmas eve, and for nearly four bours mim 'u 8at iere inly occupant of the little room in vlneli his business ns telegraph oper ator and 3qot master was transacted. we bad listened in a mechanical sort of way to tao me?saSes that w ere flushing over the wires orders con cerning the movements of trains, brief commercial messages, telling in terse language th state of the mar kets" in aft Pftrts wor Christ mas greetings from friends and rela tives who sought to make separation less painful by an interchange of kindly words and sentiments and in the midst of them all came those three words to his office three 'little words that meant sorrow and desolate hearts jn some household on the morrow, the day when peace and joy and good fill should reign everywhere supreme. And so, as John lleathcote placed the message in an envelope and sent it by his office-boy to an address with which he was not familiar, there was, perhaps, the suspicion of a tear glis tening in his honest eye, and mayhap the hard that penned the address trembled a little, for he had wife and children of his own, had John Heath cote' and it came to him with awful force how cheerless his life would be were one of his little pairs of arms that each morning twined so lovingly around his neck to be folded across a heart that was stilled forever, and the deep brown eyes be closed in the dreamless sleep of death. And while he was thus still thinking there came again the nervous click of the instrument, and as he answered the call he felt instinctively that the message he was to receive would bring more bad news. And he was right. "Mamie is dead ; I will be home in the morning," were the words that caiae to him over the wires, and then the tears in honest John Heathcote's eyes were plain enough, and he was not ashamed that he had wept at the sorrows of people all unknown to him. When the morning train from the west came thundering into the little town where John lleathcote lived, he was standing upon the platform. His hours ef duty had ended some time before, but he could not bear to leave until he had seen the man whose name was signed to the dispatches of the previous night. A sleigh came to the depot, and the driver had said incidentally that he was to meet Jones. When the train arrived' a weary-looking man stepped from one of the cars, and the driver of the sleigh approached him. John Heathcote wasjstanding within a few feet of them. "Good morning, Mr. Jones," said the driver. "Good morning, John." "So Mamie is dead?" asked the man. "Yes," was the reply, in low, agita ted tones, "and she would have beaten 2:20 next season." John Heathcote went away. Cliicaoo Tribune. Thought His Time had Come. Montezuma Weekly. For twenty years, an old man of our country, whom we will call Jack Baldwin, has cultivated the soil, and drawn therefrom support for himself nd his wife; he is childless. Not long since Jack left his house in search of a missing cow. His route led him through an old worn-out piece of clay land of about six acres in extent, in the center of which was a wall about ""rty feet deep that at some time had probably furnished the inmates of a dilapidated house near by with water. In passing the spot an ill wind drifted Jack's hat from his head and mali ciously wafted it to the edge of the weUandit tumbled in. Now, Jack nad always practiced the virtue of economy, and he immediately set bout recovering his hat. He ran to Je Wel1. and finding that it was dry at Jhe bottom he unrolled the rope which te Lai brought for the purpose of cap turing the cow, and after several at KEpts to catch the hat with a noose, concluded to save time bv coing oown into the well himself. To ac conipliali this lie made fast 01:1 end of le rpe to a stump hard ly, uud was on Lis way down into the well. J was a fact "of which Jack was less tous than the reader hereof that Mischievous fellow, whom we will H -Veil Willis, was ia the old SmiM- a his neck. The devil himself or se vieLei spirit, put it into Neal's o have a little fun ; so he slipped nj saw Jack go down into the ,j ' ,a-d it so happened that Jack's up to the old horse, unbuckled t'e strap and approached the well with the bell in his hand, tiug-a-liug. Jack thought the old horse was coming, and said in an audible tone : "Hang the old blind horse; lie's comin' this way, sure, and ho nin't got no more sense than to fall m hero on me wo, Ball!" But tho sound of tho bell came closer, and Juck was resting at the bottom of tho well. "Great Jerusalem!" said Jack; "the old Wind fool will bo right on top of me in a minute wo, haw, Boll I" Just then Neal got close to tho well snd kicked a little dirt on Jack's head. Jack thought Ball was about to come, got close to the side of the well and began to pray: "Oh, Lord, have mercy on wo, Ball a 1)0Or fihinpr T'tn rrrmo linvr L M gVMV AS If wo, Ball Our Eather who art in wo, Ball heaven, hallowed be Thy jeo! Ball, jeel what'll I do? name. XT T 1 t . . now x lay me down to el jee, Ball, out of your livers! (just then, in fell more dirt) back. Ball. Oh. Lord, if you ever intend to do anything for me DacK, uau, wo, no! Thy king dom come jee, Ball Oh, Lord, you know I was baptised in Smith's mill dam wo, Ball, ho'up! murder! wo farewell world." Neal could hold in no longer, and showed himself at the top of the well, with a bis horse laueh which miht have been heard two miies. This was more than. Jack could bear and he started up the rope like a monkey. "Darn your picture, I'll give you fits ; I'll make your ears ring worse 'an that bell." Neal took to his heels and ran like a quarter ltorse, and the last that was seen of him he was half a mile from the well, with two big dogs grabbing at his coat and Jack close behind. ATrjgJc Uame ofFtiker. Evening Telegraph. I remember one time when we were on our way to New Orleans on a Mississippi river steamboat. Bill and I set up a game in the main saloon. The play used to be kept up pretty much all day, and sometimes we would win or lose several thousand dollars in a day. The game was at its briskest in the evening, after din ner, when most of the boys were more or less full of .wine, and were sometimes very heavy. Well, one night we were just going to sit down to the table, the lamps were lighted and two new decks of cards were broken, when a little fellow, with a big mustache, who said he was a Xentuckian, asked to join the game, as he wanted to learn it. He showed a big roll of money, and we assented, thinking we had caught a regular sucker. We hadn't been playing half an hour when Bill on the stranger's deal, got four kings pat, and started off by raising the pot $100, the ante being $50. The pool mounted up to over $5,000 before the draw, and, much to his surprise, Bill simply called the first bet of $ 500, and the hands were then shown. The stran ger had scarce time to lay down four aces on the table when Bill raised one of his coat tails in his hand, and dis charged the revolver through the pocket. The stranger threw up his hands, half rose from his chair, and, with a moan, fell forward on the table, knocked over the lamp, and then tumbled back on the floor stone dead. Of course the excitement was tremendous ; revolvers were drawn, and a general panic ensued. Bill never lost his nerve for a second. Says he : "Gentlemen, just let me explain this little matter. The man held four aces, and here is one I discarded from mv own hand. I never saw a deck of cards with two aces of spades, and I'll swear that the deck was all right when I counted at the beginning of the game, and so will my friend here (meaning me). And if you want any that he yanked off the Kentuckian's false mustache, and who should the stranger be but Chipper Jim, a noted skin and desperado. We made up a committee to chuck the body over board. One of the queerestpart of the whole business was when we came to count the stamps; the half of it was counterfeit money. Minor: The day when a homo can he bought in Texas for u song is iMpidly passing away. The gieat rush of immigration and the na tive incrPA. is swlIiBUOiirpomilation double every decade. As the popuk- . i tion increases, tite surplus lai.a gros scarce. At a day not in the dim future a home will Le platted on al most every .riaiter cf a mile square in our great sute. A homo is Talulk, aud the euiigriiits in Cve years Lcnce will have top.iy more than a penny to become a citizen and resident of T.t Ifpnre it is verv i laiu that investments in land are more valuable than investments in bonus. dollar is the easiest thing in the world don't sptnd it. Can a Org:) man Marry lllum'lf! A quetr legal question Can a man marry himself? has come up recent ly in the Irish courts, and has attract ed much attention from its novelty. Tho facts that gave rise to the matter are these : Some years ago Rev. Samuel Beam ish, of Cork, being then in charge of a congregation, went to tho house of a milliner in that city, and under its roof, and in a private apartment, sought a sentimental interview with a young and comely apprentice, Isa bella i'ruza, and then and there per formed themarriago ceremony between her and himself. No one was pres ent except the couple in question, and it was thought that nobody had wit nessed tho peculiar wedding; but it was shown that a servant, Catherine Colley, had seen what had occurred, through a window from an adjoining back yard, having been drawn thither by sheer curiosity. Catherine had not heard tho words or observed tho forms used on tho occasion the ceremony was the one prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer but she had careful ly watched as a woman would be like ly to watch such a proceeding all that was going on. Isabella Frazer, some time after, gave birth to a son, and three years after the clergyman died intestate. He left considerable property, and his brother contended that, as the marriage had been illegal the child was illegitimate, and could not inherit from his father. It would seem that Beamish had not intcrded to make Isabella his wife, but had per formed the nuptial ceremony merely to satisfy her scruples. The case oc cupied the Courts three years; but it has finally been decided that tho marriage was valid, at least in Ireland. Under 'the circumstances this would certainly seem to be a righteous de cision. , "Never would call a boy of mine 'Alias,' said Mrs. Jones, of Huntsville Ala., "if I had a hundred to name Men by that name is alius cuttin' up capers. Here's Alias Thompson, Alias Williams, Alias the Night-hawk all been took up for stoalin'." A Wisconsin editor has on hand twelve liver pads, 200 bottles of stom ach bitters, twelve bottJes of hair-dye, twenty-four bottles of cough medicine, three trusses and two wooden legs, and he advertises for a partner to help start a drug store. "What shall I tell people who ask whether you are ' engaged?" said a young lady at the dinner table to a somewhat eccentric theological stu dent at Andovcr. "Tell them you don't know," was the reply. Know That Brown's Iron Bitters will cure the worst case of dyspepsia. Will insure a hearty appetite and increased digestion. Cures general debility, and gives a new lease of life. Dispels nervous depression and low spirits. Restores an exhausted nurs ing mother to full strength and gives abundant sus tenance for her child. Strengthens the muscles and nerves,enriches the blood. Overcomes weakness, wake fulness, and lack of energy Keeps off all chills, fevers, and other malarial poison. Will infuse with new life the weakest invalid. 3; Walker 9t., Baltimore, Dec iWt, l or six year I hare been great sufferer from blood Disease, Ly rcpiia,andCmilipation.and became tu debilitated thai 1 could not retain anything on try stomach, ia fact, life had almtt become a burden. Finally , when hope had almost left me, my husband seeing: Brown's I row Eittiks advertised ia the ?a per, induced me to give it a trial, am now takinc the third bottle and have not felt so well ia six years as I do at toe present time. lira. U F. Cairn Brown's Iron Bitters will have a better tonic effect upon any one who needs " bracing up," than any medicine made NORTH WEST COR. CAPITOL SQUARE AUSTIN TEXAS. ""WITH- ti WIRE-&S.i nnnR WMM EEV.A.I.H0BB3 Writes: After a tborousrh trial of the IRON TONIC, I tane pleasure in statinsr tnat i nave peen irreatly benefited cy iw use. ministers and Pub lie Speakers will find it of tho greatest value whero a Tonio is neces sary. I recommend it as a reliable remedial a,?eiit, possessing un doubted nutritive and restorative properties. LouiiviUt. Kv.. Oct. 3. 18S2. .1 sT3 PEIPASZD B7 TSB DR. HARTER MEDICINE CO.. 813 . MAIS ST., EZ. HUX8. MME HENS LAY valuable oimnif on earth will make hoim lay 1. Sold everywhere, or eent by mall to 1 pint food. F HP Eft TO ft1 Ml EXS v" m" " ",. Is comnosed cf ilerbul uud Mnuilmfiuous piod uclM, wfiioli permeate tlio substance ol the expectorates tho acrid watttr 1 imt rulluot i lit tho Uroiichiiil Tube.-, and tuiuia a euolltliiS contlug, which relieves the ir l ltntion that causes tho couyh. It clcaiiNeo CkctaEtgivf all lii;irUi, atieuslheiu litem when eufccble.l tiy dECttNO,invi(;oi-. ntes the circulation of tho blood, mid bluets tho ni-vvotis Bvslcm. Slight cold often end In consumption. It is dangerous to neglect tliein. Apply the remedy promptly. A tofituf tw'it.y yo irs warrants tho anscriion that no remedy Iiai ever been fonntl that Is as prompt itu '-u-lTocNasTUTT'S EXPECTORANT. A Mingle doso raise the phlegm, subdues i ifliramation, aud its uo fpeedily cures the moft rttntinate cou?h. A pleasant cordial, chil dren tl:e it readily, for Croup It Is invaluable nn I should lo in woty family. In gltc. and Si Holcn. y much aj "a rrjsmrrmmmMmvrnmsmKmrM PILLS ACT DIRECTLY ON THE LIVER. Cures Chill und Fever, Dyspepsia, Sick. Headache, IMlious Colic, Constipa tion, ltheumatim,lile, laIpitationof the Heart, IMzziness, Torpid Idver, and Female Irregularities. If you do not "feci rery well,"ainiflepillat bed-timo stimulate the t tomach, rctores t be nppet He, im part y iror to the "(item. Price. 8!te. 35 Murray W..1V.Y. K7-WRITE FOR TUTT'S MANUAL FREE." iiPiainEnglishi TJS HERE EXPRESSED ! L?1taoisijwN our Free Circular teluthe rest 1 Kanaaa, Jan. 38th, MR1 Harris Kfmsdt Ca OeoU I atml the Pastilles dirnrted and thtj eomplntelf earad m. In about on. wmk from the time i commenced osios tbem I bacni1 to sleep well and I continued to sst all tb. bos with .nnat ant Imnmnm.nt anil llfM. Ih.t tlm. ( Oct. lltlll I hr. fslt like a nT man. 1 trulr bop thut mnn; of I , the .ufffirer will find oat that roo bar epeciue for ' aervoos weaao and iw rnrwi or so same. P. B Too will not publish vnj nm. bat person 1alt ins FOU maj be wfriwl to mm nnt I wtU answer them. To every younsr, middle aare or old man troubled with nervous or physical debili ty or Impotence aealed circular la sent tree. 8nd full address on postal card to HARRIS REMIOVCO. St. Louis, Mo. W want your addrM. You aead our remedr. md and be conTlacad of thl. lieapectrmir roars, fcj R 11 Iwlfsr- ilt-. mrlliiiiir pi ni'irlilv jtii'l nU. tint mm l-iii loHrtivn luvn. . ui fr-f nii. Kvtrr iiiiiisT uw. 4 mi rttir. W'r turn tail v.u r .til nr. Slanr ar ntxaltir n nu' l.m-it- i:.aLr a tu fit-", mwi iy nl vtr tttmtr f X fT. Iit-'l-r. If ! want la. al ttl' i 'I ri'l in .Ivr g'mt 1 t't- tlt. WtttC it. II at I.VTT A l'iMi4il. Mt. tcfti vmit All IUI fiui 1 IT ri n : v i ri PERFECTION In ROASTING and BAKING U only attained by using CHARTER eOAK- STOVES nd RANGES A. combination of Pr toxido of Iron, Peruvian Hark and 1'hatphoru in a paiatablo form- for Deoility, IiOt of App tits, Prostration of Vital Powers it is indisvonf bis, REV. J. L. TOWNSB, PURIFIES Industry. 111.. ay: L0QE "I consider It moat excellent remedy for the debilitated vital forces. An Kngliah Veterinary gnrgeon aait Chemist, no traveling in this country, iuji that inoat of tin Hot-He and Cattle 1'owders iiolil here are worth, lion iruh. Iln av that Sheridan's Condition l'owdem nre abaolutely pure and iniinetiHuly lme - SWldnn'n Condition Powder. IXwe. 1 twapoonf itl lor 8 lettornluuiua. 1. 8. Johnson Co., Boston. Uah CARTER'S ITT8.E IVER PI U.S. SIr'.c TTearlncha nwl rdlcvs nil tho trnnMos Inoi- tlo.lt t J It IlilioUS SutO Of tllO B.VRteUI, SUCll B Dii! r.moud, N.iuboii, l)rowBUir'H, jixtrans after eating, 1 1 t'.io Hido, &n. Whllo their moBtremark ablo micct'us has bueu sbowu ia curing TTcubi' lio, yet Carter's Little Liver Pills are eqnully vuluublo iu CoiiHlimLioii, curing end preventing t!iis imiioyia"; complaint, whilo tlii-y also correct a'l disorders of the slomarh, stliniilnte tho livor mid icjidato tho bowcl3. Eveu If ihey only cured Ac'io they would be almost priceless to those who s.i'.aTl.Mm tins ditro:iriiii( complaint ; but fortu nr.tcly tlieir Roodnws does noU nd horn, and tboe w'.io ouco try them will find thexo Itttlo pills viilu nblo 1:1 ho many woys thntthey will not bo wlUlng to do without them. I.ut ul :cr all sick bead Is fie bane of mnny lives that here Is where we tnulie our prmt bouat. Our plUii curu it while ethers do ut. Carter's Littlu Liver Tills re very small sod ... . . I . i, A- ...... ..lllu i . 1 1 1 " m Anmm T ' I J UC iu l l V l : . V'll'l VI Id V Uin r w Thy ere s'rinly vegetable and do not grtjie or pur,"t. but by their gcntlo action pleo all who) n'ot'i'-m. in vtaisntvo cents; uveiori. Sold b d.U"L'i"t-t everywhere, or aeut by Mull. CUTJilt JJUCDICINfi CO., Hew York City. M ISSION VALLEY NUUSERIEd Twelre Miles from Titlor, Tex. l:iem Xor-i have claims uoou iu people o wei.iei j and ootli-l lex. is that cauuot be urged by other estab' sU.ueo . To fce to wMira aid a'liilhern Tesa a list of f ' KlBi;el to the climatic reiul'euinu I the I oiijeet to wl'ii'li t ie ri, nuor haa di voted hi 111. He ha. jho a'e to . -ii lo li Hi i'ie advantage : horticultural tis n'nt, rod ly the esteod- , itixvot over teiity thonud tlollais Iu experiment ujx'ti n.'r e o fc uii'l lr rloe oMraliou and js.e,;t rouidi ten iart.-r of a cut.iry diinni; s I 'ri lioitw u'turU atedr, exfmueut and labor , been his lesd'ng pnniiil he ba. Ittma able to ) oernwie aiia't)t-.l wltii the peco'lAT want. f our I rv pulisr eliiost. lakitiaalTaa4.ol I lie prlaclplr well rwtabll.b'd br plitau al gmt actiltt . vl. : tost all f rait 're w im prosed bv Inm rcried toward ilirir polar '..o.. sod tluu tlir ae 4i-Tt-xir l,t brint ear r -1 sowanl their ersUrlsl limit-be haa nale hi Ttwri meat sod .L.I.brH ti. aurrve f.rther -4 :u Ui't nj o ber cersl nnraerl in the I'nlied M.ate lie i'ls do r rp aonbTa trh to hi cm tns"v. Hi lw sni plant, are th b se a l-a t.lss. en tore t aa.low.f u; other etb iJa.jt la is, w.-rld. oar mw rw as rnmtfls enilra.-iBs; aboot ti tr ia Lorj t . wnil be freely ah m to nlt- rrwr dsy bat !' Is r. S SV . fn I 1 aad p sl rer H v4 hr BBk.1 . OT b -s . i r a o 194 Cre. e s fr e erery aplHsit. Forfar tber taforssatlea t-r4. f.lLII:KT OIirROOXK, ptr Xiaaiaa Ta ley, Victoria Ce Tru. CURE SICK HEAD