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CA««— Mi
I with I lired «way down lut -.»here cadtiab Mit
And wbare tke (oiks bar« pumpkin pie ami apple
«« (or lew ;
Va boy* « ho s Ima' here out Wnl don't get mar'n
tuilf a »h«w—
We Jon't hare notbin' else to do but just to «ort o'
Oh, it I was a Mid I'd tly a niiUtua miios a war
To where I hey V*«l ttvir l»>y» on pork and beans
thr*« tiuieaa dar;
To where the plae* tuer uU the Hub (Ii« oat its
ahiny *,».k«w,
And where tne lolks—w father suys—la mostly
women folks.
By U\H MUlft.
Author of ' Vunity Hardware." "Golden
Girls," Etc
PAISTKD im printkr's IXC.
; Shall I tell }0u why I ûave written this
n'Aitj? It was »ecaus« I met Sophia 1'em
pif, then styled "Lady Beanty," in her fifty
third year; and htr power to charm (at üb
a^o H-htn charms ara commonly supposed
to be dead aud gone) ted me to ask. What
is tbu woman s Htcral? And having
searched into her life and character, and
noted her »ays I venture to oder thia im<
perfect record of her life, and thia atili
more imperfect picture of herself, for th«
study of her te* gecerally. I wish to con
vi ace women that it is a great m make or
their part to suppose that their power u
p'.^ase d-pArta wi,h yotrh. At all time« I
have noticed ;ha' men of sense seldom ad
mire—or it you like, grow enamored o
—women tor beauty alone, bu! for cbarae
ter, manner, taste and conversion. Now
while oeauty (*j mus'adaair) lessens witl
time, cbarac'er, manner, taste and conver
na-.ion may each be rciiued and enriched;
and these, I believe, by their improvemen
can quite comptante for the tan cf per
soaal charms. Mere b-auty is oat on<
bright, unchan^in^ beam—it will gro*
wen wearisome; our wit, sense, courtes]
•Del humanity are forever casting fortl
new and unexpected rays, and enlivening
intercourse wi:h agreeable surprises Au
•t> the s:ory of Lady Beauty is written as i
humble attempt to encourage women to ix
charming to ther latest day. For they cat
-* Î* Î# .1 * 1
w •» •• "*vv **y j
Sophia wad without question far iofcrioi
in prysic.»! oeanry to Sibjl, aud I thiul
mobt people would have said that she wa
not so handsome as Caroline, Hïr feature i
were regular, h<-r uo-e straight and tine
her complexion dehc^t* and rosy; onr still
in her face see no model of wom*n
hcod lier expression—aud wh*t id ex
pre&ion bur ch^rae'er fited iu the count»
pane«?—made Sophia wh it she wad. Hei
deiicite upper lip. with the hint ot tirin
da « in i's hue line told oi résolution; the
«oft h*z*l eym, wih thtit upward gUnce
had •* look ot aspiration; the tnouh wa^
ful: of tenderness, ready 10 mold itself tc
every atfeciioaaM feeliag. But what waf
this alter all? Sophia s nature in Sophia'«
fao !
She wns the best dresser I ever knew
Of color, either oy atudy or natural gif'
she WW a perfect mia'r*a. Accordingly
her apsean-ice pleased numbers of peo
« pie before th-y saw her lace; and many »
time as she went down the street the curi
Cdi'y of those who walked behind ww
artu»>:d to see what mig.it be the lace ol
the woman whom gown aid mantle wer
to striking by the harmony or the contrasi
of their tue Flowers, no jo m», brooches
all that *~rs off J redd. sQe used wich th>
moat uuerrin£ taste. Aud -«he managed
through all the changes of fashion to re
sp-cc herself and her own figure and face;
in ths fashion she always would be, but still
ehe modulated it *o %* to be the queen and
not the siave No doubt Sophia must havt
paid grea' attention to her dress, but I
scarcely think site could have achieved
such constant succ-s* or so complete, had
she not been a dresser born.
teen her manuers in society were capti
vafcrg. Here I thiuK the little mother'i
homiliej were useful, indeed With wha<
a graceful attention sh* heard what you
hai to say! How modestly sne gave het
own opinion ' She was well read, and could
take ber part in uost conversations with
ease. and now and then she could dial out
a witty s'roke. Indeed. Sophia had a great
deal of humor, hut s^idom gave it the retn
in society. Night was her time, with Cat
and Sibyl; and often the two more brilliant
girls, as thev laughed at her eomical remi
niscences of the day would feel how eajii;
Sophia could outshine them it she tried.
She loved the world. H«re again the in
fluence of her muth«r was perceptible, with
this difference tha' the world io her moth
er's Ungute 8 ^nitied society, and nofh
icg more, wbikj Sophia would have included
in it the whole of nature aud life. I do
not thick I ever daw auy one who had such
a «impie »od unaffected enjoyment in liv
ing ad she. A walk in the woods was en
chsntmen' to h-r; ard the other hand, I
have «een her on the tiptre ot pleasurable
excitement for a bail. She was no poetic
recluse; »he never «hesned society or its
pleasured, but rather sought them. There
r-u* not a panicle of affectation a^out^ter;
indeed she retained her girlishness and her
live of girlish amusements for an unosu
a'ly long time.
.Ana an« certains/ rememufrrj n*r main
er's teaching in another particular; she
trir-ii to plea.-e She knew thaj a woman
on^ht to b<» an object of admiration and
affection, and she ruled her whole life with
this fact io fi»*«. But Sophia understood
the art of charming whi :b. with all their
jf^kcefulne«!, lew English women entirely
do. Perbat* Nature feels that ehe has
giv»n our E y!i.«h women enough already,
and, mindful of the limitation which ought
to mark all mortal things, has withheld that
one gift which would make them irresist
ible. Sophia knew that i vce and figure
are not everything She understood iha*
it is the woman a man admins not her
eyrs or noee or lips or waist; the who?e
woman —person, dws, manner, talents and
character. Frenchwomen are io this re
spec' more farsighted than onr English
ladies, bar even Frenchwoman do cot fully
realize this great social truth. A woman
who koows ibat her d'ees is tasufal and
her expression agreeable and her conver
sation lively will be little dismayed to hear
of crows' feet round her eyelids or gray
hairs on her temple«. Her better part is
blooming amidst the gentle decay of more
material charms. You will laugh when I
tell yon before the story ends how Sophia
Temple. Lady B»*aafy. at the age of fifty
three. had a new lover, and what a lovsr
be was.
One touch I mus' add to this picture.
Sophia was in the be«r sense of won! a re
ligious woman. "Without love," cries a
great novelist, "I can fancy no gentleman."
A little diffidently I should add, without
religion I caa fancy no lady. Sophia'«
piety was in no way obtrusive, never pari- i
tanical. never ascetic, but gentle, animated
and humane. It quite saved her from bar (
mother'« narrow and hsartle«« and merely
sparklir g worldinesa. Sophia loved the ]
world, but had a hope beyctd it, and her j
relgion {rave a rich ne«, a sweetneta, a se- <
riousr.eaa to all her charma.
I mast admit, however, that many of i
Lady Beauty's own sex df c ared her to he ,
nothing particular. That men admired her \
was not to be denied, bat women woald j
often ask dryly what it vu for. When I j
knew hat well enough to take such a liberty, \
I vectored to say to her one day that, greatly ;
m the WM praised by our sex, her own
appeared to decline to accept her m by any
means représentative. She laughed with
moch gaiety.
"Some ot us," she replied, "admire in
onreelvea what is forcible and striking. 1
believe yon said to me yourself one day
that Lsdy Macbeth and some other eminent
ladies oi the imagination, whom we remem
ber, made a sufficiently vivid impression to
satisfy both sexes. Yoa added something
like this: 1 somewhat doubt if Lady Mac
beth would be altogether a success in the
drawing room."
"What, then, is your idea of a woman?"
I asked.
"I have drawn up a set of beauty rules,"
she replied, rising and going to her desk.
"They will be the beet answer to your ques
tion. She laughed with great sportive
nets. so that I could not tell whether she
was jesting or in earnest.
So she gave me her beauty rules there
and then. But theee I reserve for the last
chapter of this story, when, in parting with
my readers and my heroine, I shall nar
rate two carious illustrations ot her power
to pleas«.
1 repeat, this story is written for the in
unction of the tens of thousands of En
glishwomen who can be like Sophia Tem
pie if they try Whoever of my fair read
ers will follow this amiable example shall
oe relieved of the anxiety ot glancing over
her shoulder fer ever to see what brighter
ot later date and fresher charms
may be coming up behind. Youth and the
attractions ot youth need not be despised
by such a woman: neither need they be
envied. LUr knowledge of society, hei
«ays of the world, her familiarity with
character—these, together with taste, re
finement, virtue, and the deaire to please
will give her the victory over time Like
our dear Lady Beauty, she, too, shall b<
charming to her last day.
Prendergast who resided not far fron
Kettlewell. lud occasional opportunities o
meeting the Templee; and it had been th<
iittle mother's expsctation that he migh
ren»w his suit, ana, perhaps, aiter a time
draw Sophia's affections to himself. Ii<
tuade no sign, however; and for a Ion;
:ime it seemed ae if our heroin« vas to havi
in further trouble from mankind. But &
last—At the end ef the five years after Par
I cival's ^departure for Austra
In—a new lover came upon the scene.
His name vas Done. He was the onl;
*on of one Mr. John [>one, a retired mer
: chant ot great wealth, whose antecadant
. I were gent-rally described in this way, tha
,. be had something to do with leather. Thi
[>on«s vtre plain people, but not vulgar
and having resided in Kettlewell tor twent;
vari, and being charitable and religion«
I rhey had gradually made their way iut<
, town society, in fact, they were now r»
{ crived in companies where, at their firs
coming. tney cj^rt^u uui uavc soi »uvw wot
a wis never forgotun that Mr. Done wa
. not altogether one of as. When any «trac
jer woald make inquiry concerning him
the reply would generally be in this form
"Don« ia a worthy old fellow, and give
capital dinner*. Jf you want a snbajrip
! rion for any good cauM, go to Done. H
! is modest, unaffected, and not the le»«
r-ur»e proud. In early life he had x*mt
1 thing to do irith leather." This las
clausa waa a formula repeated as faithfull
as it it was a line of ' God «ave the Queen
The vitue of the Done« Wins no1; o
Mrs. Barbara Temple's kind—piety act
I ohairty could not make her regard anybod;
wi h favor—and their origin and manne
being plain, she had never liked them
indeed, at home—she would not iidicu'n
people in company—she would sometime
eay to her daughters that nothing coulc
.»ver be made of those glorified trades Deo
I pie. Then, with a characteristic dread o
I a too sweeping assertion she would add
I "Kxcept sometimes, dear»-«-escept s^n«
rime«." "You koow girls," she said on<
. day, in her gay style, "it is a proverb tba
(here m nothin? like leather; I don't tbiul
'here is." Which »he delivered with one o
h"r Frenchified faces of dislike, which al
way« mad« the girl« laugh. The plait
Dones dreaded the witty, dashing, fashion
able Mrs Babara Temple; and Mrs Bar
bara Temple regarded the plain Donei
with repressed, but not invisible, «corn
There was John Done the first, and Johr
i Done the second. Aa is very often th(
casj wi'h the sons of self made men, Johr
1 Ooae, junior, while lacking his father's na
live sense oi business energy, had iuheritec
a double portion of hi« fcomelinssa, mads
quite intolerable bv a brassy asaurauca anc
a disregard of other people's feelings, whicl
indeed nmounted to an anxiety to inflic
wherever he could. At school he had beer
hated for a tyrant and a bully, and it w»<
also known amnng the boy« that he wou!<i
tell a lie—and that not a schoolroom lie—
' whenever it auited his game. Perclva!
Brent went to school with him, bsing jus!
; three year« his junior. Percival was a
bright, merry little boy, very well pat to
jrether, and everybody's favorite, only that
Done, who always disliked a boy in propor
tion te hi« school popularity or hi« educa
tional promise, nev«r lost as opportunity
to tyrannize over him. One day, when they
were all in the play ground, Done, in mak
[ ing a high jump, fell v^ry awk wardly, and.
amidst the roar cf laughter which followed,
little Brent ran forward and made a pre
; teace of smoothing the ground over the
overthrow of the weighty Done. K.xa»per
| a»*d by his fall. Done dashed forward and
gave little Brent such a box on the ear as
»eut him spinning round, until he fell hear
I ily to the ground. Brent sprang up, all
knit into compactnew with rage, and tried
I to give Done a blow on the face, Vhich he
srorn fully warded oft. and told the little lad
not to be so imprudeat again. But Brent,
bristling and stamping with pasaion, de
clared he wonld have a fight for it; which
. Done at first refused, for all the boys cri?d
out at the idea. But as the little fellow
•vould not be appeased, Done, having «at
• Kit kAnnr Kw Ana Ptifnaal on/1 bImop«
j liking to inflict pain, accepted the challenge
nnd the two stripped to their ohirts and
went at it. For sev«ral rounds little Brent
vas knocked all over the plac«; and thev
all felt for the frame little lad, but were
•tarry to see him 10 punished, and especi
ally in a hopeless tight For my lady read
ers will observe that one of the crowning
achievements of this noble art is to imprint
your fist on your opponent's face. Now if
your arms are only two feet long, wiiile
those of your oppoceat are three feet, it
will follow that while be may be merrily
hammering your countenance into ruin,
your return blows may fall only on the un
offending air. This was just what happen
ed now and poor little Brent was having
a very dispiriting time of it. Some of the
boy« noticed that he went down wonder
fully easy; and others, who knew the rec
tor's groom was one of the bset pair of fists
il the country, began to think that the ii tie
fellow had picked up some of tke tacticj of
Bobby "Miller," and was trying a waiting
game. Done thought so, too; and being a
great mealy boy, with rather uncertain
wind heretolved to bring the thing to an
esi, and gave Brent one savage blow,
which produced very disagreeable results
ou the little man's noee. Brent was not
knocked ont of it, however, as Done hoped:
bat the very opprsit*. He was strange to
gether with fary; bat even in his rage he
aid rot forget the instructions of his maa
ter Bobby ' Miller." He rushed at Done;
*nd, while the other in kis magnificence
ira* guarding himself carele«ly, littl« Brent
go in," and begin to return on Dooe'«
[ace all the blows he had received, princi- '
9*1 aad interest How those little fiita i
lew and ham m «red I How Done retreated '
he ground, wildly trying to get his adver- 1
iary outside range again, while still little 1
Brent drubbed away with astounding rapi
iity and vigor! The lact waa the little fox i
vas quite fmh. while Done waa thorough
y blown. Bobby "Miller" knew hia buni
>•». and would have been proud of hia ]
roantr master had he been there to aee. At
ait Done, nearly blind with blow« and j
age, made one grand effort to deetroy his |
>u*my with aa appearance of 'aee It was <
atal to him. Brant was really warm to <
lis work, and not likely to miaa an opening, i
n rapid succession he managed to plant I
hree blows jost ander Done's left eye, the i
lam delivered with such force that it sent
the Iampj fellow to the gras«, where he lay ,
vanquished, Brent «tanaiog over him with j
fiats still clinched, and burning it seemed, !
for a little mcro.
That «U sixteen years ago. John Done,
junior, was now a rather bulky young man, ;
with a white i it face, very small shrunken )
eyes, a smile which expressed a narrow!
mind satislitd with iiaelf, and unprepoeesa
ing marner« His habits, too, had not
beea the best and it was knovn in ivmle
well that he wm, in his sly way, a man of
diwolute habita. He had now been absent,
off and on, for nearly lour years; but when
he returned home he happened to hear of
Sophia Temple and her little affair with
Peicival Brent By a curious chance he
had met Brent in Australia himself, aad al
though outwardly «ivil to him, he remem
bered with a grudge the thrashing of years
gone bv; tor his nature was of that «luggûh
sort, where revenge burns long and sullen
ly, like fuel in a slow combustive stove
When he came heme and heard about So
phia, the thought «truck him what a nice
girl she was, and what a fiae thing it would
be to marry the woman for whom his for
mer foe was working for now in another
hemisphere! He pondered. His eyes lit
! with their hail animal gleam. He said:
"I can manage it."
chapTEr viii.
Mrs. Barbara Temple was sitting in her
favorite armchair, ai*d the sunshine of a
bright October morning was shining in the
room But that pleasant light revealed
clearly the sign« ot time, which had for
long enuugh (Men more or leu manifest in
the old woman's face. She either did not
or could not any longer dress herself with
the same deceptive skill as in dayi cone by,
and new in every feature of her face any
eye could see that she wan an old woman—
a very old woüün, indeed. She sat wrap
ped upc»refaily in a soleuiti Indian ehawl,
and a fire blazed on the hearth; and she
looked cold and somewh-it lifeless, although
her eyes were still bright and h-r voice
: strong, boptiia, who brayed always with
I her, was reading The Morûitg Post to her,
; but tbe old woman did not listen with her
, accustomed attention,
» "Sophy," she »aid at last, "I had a viiit
f from Mrs. Done yesterday."
I "Indued, mamma " Sophia replied She
t bit her lip, and po hid a smile, spirited and
coDt€wpruou3. wi'h a dash of amusement
• In it. "And what ùoe$ \'rç. Done want,
mamma? '
r "She says her son ia in love with you."
'Delightful, mamma!" Sophia replied,
II now witti opmi amu^e maut on h-r laco. So
t he ha« thrown hi" h*oiiker hief a* la.-t He
» may pick it up afc%iû çumm*, and put it
; in his pocket! '
r 'Now, Sophia, don't ta'k in that haatr,
, inconsiderate way," the old woman 6aid
* *— ~ " » ^ ~~ «k» •-* « * ï /J a >nair)an /lûfii"
there is nothing into
t "Leather, m*mma!" Sophia cried, mer
rily, catching up her mother 8 old nwckin-j
i phrase. The bright October suuabine and
- some whim of her o<a f.«eliags had put
, j fcer in good spiri'8 that mort ing
:| "Very pléaaant, dear," the little motbpr
a ! marked, shaking her head a;»i»sr!y. Çome
I ho» her whole style of speech was relaxing
»(in energy; her word»! were pitched lo*;
t1 »he did not ppeak wi;h her former decision
, I Presently ehe said:
t "You mint remember young Mrs Donf
? j was never in trade; beside, Sophia, he »ill
' settle twenty thousand p:>unda on you!"
f "Can't bo had ander forty, mdiflan!"
i I Sophia seemed resolved to tr^at the matter
» ' in this jocular »ay. wa< plain that shf
r I realized that she and her mother hacj
. I changed position«;; she was virtually mis
> tress now; th?re might bo argument, but
i ■ no struggle of will.
[ "ShaVt cry 'cberry ripV under forty
! thousand pounds, mamma?" A.n1 Sophia
F j tossed h*r h .ad and looked eaucy and en
■ gaging, and chenp af doub'e the money.
. ' "Now listen to me, Sophia," her mother
,! said. ' You will never have such another
: ' offer—fnm a monev point of 7iew."
"Well, minima I wiil he serious," So
r i phia answered sui ing her facs to her words
• I would not marry »ha^ man for anything
ho could give m*. To begin with, I know
what, his Uio has been "
"Now. mydear Sophia," her mothGr aaid,
with depreca'ing gesture, "I will not hear
anything about h a aiann?r of life.* The
men are all in fault in that way.
(' One 1 know is no?1" Sophia tenderly
»haucht, clasping her darling's memory to
her heart. J
"All are in fault that way." continued
I Mrs. Teoip'.e. "Som* 1er. us know it, others
manage to hide it In fact, all are alike
And, iuJc'ed. Sophia bvt;-r marry a man
, wh >. before marriage, has—î»a»—xfrn the
world, than one who will make you un
hippy after. The wilder thn bachelor, the
steadier the husband, bo I o!ten have found
"Now you don't mean it, mamma; yoa
know you don't."
"I do mean it, indeed, dear; a>.d besides,
whose fault is i1, if men are wild? Ours,
my dear; ours alone We are &o fond of
conquest and impression that we never
lea»« th»m alone. We get them into the
habit ot mind, dear. Have I not watched
women ? More especially it a man is at all
celebrated, we bog to mike au imprnsion.
All women do. My dear Sophia, the
greatest prude tha* ever lived is phased if
she hears that a celebrated man admire?
her. 5a he carried or single, she will no
care; «he had ra'her have the tribute of
admira'nn thr.n not have it. 0. Sopbia,
we are quite »s murb to blame as the men
We all like t"> have them at our feet; I
.like it myself dear!"
" Wfcsn they are celebrated, dear, remark
able, worth caching, you know "
"What is Mr. Done celebrated for?'
Sophia asked, scorcfu'îly.
"Monev, dear. As good a thing as any
other. Some men are conspicuous for for
tune, others f.-r looks, othera for talent
others for family. Fîut when a man is con'
spicuona fur auythir*, women like to have
hia admirn'ion, and that is how half the
men are spoiled, dear; ws do it ourselves
W hy, even it a man Î3 conspicuous for vir
tue, most of us would like to bring him to
the ground—to have him sigh for us only
ones; and then we can toss our beads and |
be as go?d as we please Our vaoitv i?
"Now, mummrs' Sophia said rather
shocked at this speech. and not knowing
whether her mother was serious or not, but
resolved to treat i: a? j . u!^r, ' this is only
your merry way; do be serious."
"I will, dear, if you will be «• rious, too."
"There—I am serious now."
"Very well, then Try and msike upyour
mind to marry this vcung man Twenty
thousand pounds. Sophia! '
"Mamma, figures would not write" the
sum that I would tak* to marry him for.
He is a vulgar, s°IS»h. odious fellow.
Marry him!" Sophia shivered a* when
some one walks over our grave. "Call him
husband !"
She made a grimace, which her mother
could not have surpassed, and which clinch
ed the disenfsion.
"Very well, Sophy," the old woman s&id,
»inking back in her arm chair rather
wearily, "yon mast have yoar own way.
Only renumber, desr, when I am gone,
fou had the chance of weal h and ease be
fore I left tou "
The words alarmed Sophia afresh. She
»ras certain now of what her future would
se; bat she put on a bright tace.
"Never mind, mamma, yon are not go
ng to leave me yet; and when you do. il
til else tails, I can sew gloves at twopence
i pair; bat I will not marry a man the very
hough' of whom makes my fle*h creep.
)h, mamma, mamma," Sophia cried, re
ft psin g into gayety now that her point was
von. "for makine ye n dislike an offer there's
îothing like leather.''
s which bomia's ktes fill with tears.
For some r#rson, which I cannot divine,
lophia treated the ptvp«ial of ih* leather
nerchant's son as an affront. The ma'ttr
»zed oat—in KettUwell everything did
»02e ont sooner or later; and to one or
wo intimate friends who spoke to her on
he «abject Sophia expressed herself with a
arcasm which was, perhaps, not fair, and
was certainly not prudent. Some kind
friend was at the pains of telling young
John Done in what terms of ridicule and
contempt Sophia had mentioned his name
This gentleman in his own person doee not
come before us, and it is enough to say
that certain disclosures which reached poor
Sophia's ears about this time concerning
tie condnct of Percival Brent in Australia
were indirectly communicated to her by
her insult%4 admirer, who, as has beeu said
had met Sophia'* lover while abroad.
There resided in Kettlewell, a widow of
good family and email fortune, by name
Mrs. Hands; and Mrs. Hands, relishing the
iat living ct the houBe of Done, and the
honse of Done being gratified by the aroma
of aristocracy that hong about Mrs. Hands,
there came about an alliance batween the
two, offensive and defensive, which was al
ways most enthusiastically maintained on
the widow's side about lunch and dinner
hour. Mrs Hands was a woman who had
se*n a grreat deal ef the world, and could
converse agreeably. She had a beautiful
set ct teeth which made her smile a great
deal, and a jolly laugh which caused people
to f«el comfortable, and between the laugh
and the bmile she had a reputation for
thorough good nature. She was known in
KettlewpII; she carried gossip with the
punctuality of a postman; she had broken
off two matches by her solitary aet and
d«*d; sQe was a kind of parlor earthquake,
makiog splits and fissures and shakings in
numerable in hitherto stable households;
and yet for all this the true character of
Mrs. Hands was not suspected, and every
body seid she was such a good-humored
woman that it was a pleasure even to see
her. \Vhich shows reader, ijhat can be
done with a beautiful sat of teeth, and'a
! smile and a jolly laugh discreetly inserted
in the talk now and then.
Mrs. Hands was no favorite with Mrs.
Temple. That prudent woman mindful o!
an enemy's craft and malice, never said
*hat she thought of the widow; but (the
knew, and the widow knew. In h«r way
Mrs. Hands feared the superior and more
scientifiî worldling, as was dhown by t*j«
contraction of her smile and the reduction
of her laughter wheneyer Mrs. Temple wa<
by. Bat Sophia liked the widow and
thought ehe had a good heart
Oao morning about four months aftei
the t>one episode, Mrs. Hands called or
Sophia; and there was to be seen on her
face a remarkable solicitude and depretsiot
so much, that Sophia asked after a littli
casual talk, if anything had disturbed her
"Disturbed me!" the widow exclaimed
' U Sophia, my heart ia bleeding this morn
ingl" *
"For w; a;V Sophia asked. "For any
I body I know? '
. fci w j :.t i ™;it m
* _
Veep yon in suspense. Is it not true—
know it ia tme—that you are itf'l in yon
heart keeping up with the clergyman's son
Percival Brent?"
Sophia turned white as death. Two o
I three ptrange whisper* about Percival ha<
j reached her ears from difierent quarters ii
: tho last threa weeks.
"Have you had any news of him? Is h
ili? ' she asked, and yet illness was no
S what she feared.
I -'Sophia, dear girl," the widow said, re
' parding Lor with eyes that were ab3olutel
' moistened—by what art or emotion I kno*
! not, nor could the widow have told hersel
—"Percival Brent is a bad young man
unworthy ot you—unworthy of your lot a.'
"What do you mean?" äopnia asked
drawing herself up with a kind ot prou<
rebuke, which yet had. a threatening o
; tear3 ia it« very indignation. "Nothioj
' bid cm be true of him."
' Notbinç good, Sophia" tha widow re
plied, shaking l*er head religiously. "Jt i
i sad fjr me to tell it to you, but it is my du
j ty, d»ar—and my privilege, too; for whi
would see yoa sacrificed to such a fellow?'
"You mu9t nut talk so," Sophia said, in
I a less relate tone.
' In the first place, dear, he has not beet
successful ia his trade—business, whateve
; you call it. He los», everything—er th<
I person with whom bo was in partnershif
has loot ei^erything. or died, or somethinj
unlucky anyhow —Brent i9 nowhere at all
in money matters."
'• Tha! he cannot help," Sophia, said and
her heart revived
' Perhaps not, dear; but he oould helf
j being idle, being fond of fast company
J bein* fond of drink—or, at least, of beiuj
j at places where people do drink— and a)
that sort of thing. This has been hid ruin
! far ruined he is."
I "I don't eee much in whit you s*y,!' So
pbia replied. "Whenever a young mar
fails in life, people are ready to blame him
and ready to say, 'What could you expect?
and all that "
"Yes; but smoking, dear—drinking—
fa*t society!"
' Well, he always smoked, and he aiwayp
drank wine," Sophia answered hotly. "I
siipoose once he ha# taken a little too mncb
and of course ppiteful people suy that hn
drit'ks and has ruined himself by it."
Had she really Ppoken her*-;n mind ghf
would hav® said : Une offftn8e he ha, ne.
ver committed—he ha-« never been false to
me; and therefore h:s peccaiilloea shall be
"hepbia, Sophia!" the widow exclaimed,
' there is more than that. How young you
are to think that such things go alone!
Percival is—well, niy dear, he is not over
particular about his mcrals, and that's the
long and short of it'"
"Tell me all you know," Sophia exclaim
ed, turning on her visitor almost fiercely,
and wi;h eyes that enforced an instantan
eous reply.
"Well, theu, my d*ar, he has been untrue
to you."
"Married!" she gasped, "to—to Bassie
"Never heard that name," replied the
widow " And he is not married, but a
great deal worse. He is well known out
there for his liking for fast women, and he
has made quite a scandal of himself with
an actress—a married woman, I believe,
only her husband is in filoEland, I am told."
"How do you know all this?" Sophia
asked. Her voice was scarcely audible;
for she was now sur« that her lover was
"One of my little birda told me," the
widow replied, with a jauntinesa that sick
eued poor Sophia. "Forget him dear. B?
ü girl of spirit. Treat him as he deserves.'
"How do vou know all this?" Sophia re
peated, putting her hand to her fore
bead and speaking in a ton* of genuine
»uqui«h. "Tell me how you know it?"
"Well dear, if you must know everything
—and perhaps it is better—look here."
The widow drew from her muff a news
paper, and opening it, pointed to a marked
paragraph. The paper was an Australian
>ne, and the paragraph, as will be seen,
was composed with that en(aging ease and
ightneaa of touch which are characteristic
>1 certain colonial journals.
"Carriage Acciue.vt is the SmcRBj.—
i'eattrday evening aa Percival Brent was
Iriving Mrs. Lanigan to the theater after a
>l«aeant lunch in the country, the horsea
an away, probably having too much Moat
t Chandon—a beverage which, though it
tever affecta the driver, ia sometimea known
o have an exciting effect on the steeda
Uter a wild career through the atreeta the
ehicle wasturnee' over close by the theatre
nd the occupanta thrown into the ttreet,
ft«?r which, lightened of their load, the ine
riated animals oroceed^d to dragth# vehi
le to smash with amazing celerity. Young
Vrcival got a heavy cut on tbe left temple, 1
ut Mrs. Lanigan. marvelous to tell, came 1
ff wholly uninjured. In spite of hia blesd
ig brow Percival wm on hia feet again in
moment and, mindful of the poet's ad- 1
ice, he went to Mrs Lanigan'a side, "to 1
ike her no tenderly." and "lift her with 1
ir«. ' The news of tbe accident and ita
sppy termination aoon spread in tbe the- '
ter. and when Mre. Lanigan appearad on '
je stage-' the house rang with plaudits,
fobody thought of poor Percival, hia conn
■nance being to himself onlv, while Mrs.
an:gan'a ia dear ta the public "
"A word in your ear. dear," cried the
idow, whan Sophia had finiahed.
And she whispered something at which
te poor girl's cheek broke into a flame.
"Now. Sophia," she said alond, "have 1
it convinced yon?"
"I feel a little tired, ' Sophia answered.
I don't kno» what to think jaat yet If'
70a will excuse me, and look in another !
: morning, I shall be glad."
"Certainly, lore," toe good humored wi
dow replied, not sorry to be free uow that >
her work was doao. "Don't be cast down, j
It's all for the b«at. Yon will eo*n get a
husband. Think of Mr. Prendergast, or, ■
better still, think of that excellent young :
fellow, John Dote. "He is dying for you
•till; I am eure of it." .
*'L>ok iu another day," Sophia said m*>
ch&uically; and the widow took herself of!.
I'oor Sophia stood silent just where Mrs.
Hands boa left her, still holding the ha'e
iul paper which had stabbed her to the
heart. She was numb and stupid with thi
blow. For this, then, she hid loved and
waited in uncomplaining constancy for
nearly six Tears! Oaly to find he was a
rake—satisfied and pleased with the careas
of a light dame like Mrs Lanigan—unwor
thy of her affection, or the affection of any
true woman ! Had there open any excuse
for him, even h»d it been the bUming of
hers-df, gladly she would have pleaded ba
fore her own judgment now. Had she been
married to him s'ae might have disappoint
his expöctanon. and so driven him to other
women for.ple&sure Had ihey «ven been
meeting oceaiionally shs might not have
been warm enough, charming enough;
twenty excuses might have besn urged on
his behalf. Now the faule muit have been
his own. She had kept her vow and had
found the joy af her life in keeping it. If
any doubt of bim hud crept into her mind
at times she would have rebuked it instant
aneously With her whoie soul morning,
nflan nud night, and with almos' religious
punctuality, »he had cherished his memory,
encircling it wiih her warmest memories,
and her purest prayer«. And here ho was
exchanging her love for the fivors of an
actresi, who sold her smiles with as quick
an eye to profit as the shopman se!!s his
wares. The downfall of Sophia's hopes "«.is
complete. The most refined ingenuity
could not have discovered a more perfect
and total form of torturo. Her whole life
was turned into a wilderness. Her mother
was right Better live for the world, bstter
marry for oc>n*?: hotter lay bald of mater
ial comforts and the pleasures of souse and
fashion. These had no pi »er to break and
cru«h the heart like lofty ideas refuted by
reality, and devoted hopes crushed by hard
fact. With all these thoughts wStrling
through her brain in a struggling crowd,
1 Sophia stood on, stony and tearînss in the
center of the room, until suddenly the door
wfts thrown open, and Mm Temple's r»nid
cam? flying in with her cap disordered and
dismay in every feature.
"Come, miss! com« quick!" ehe called
out. "Come up stairs; missus is going on
' so queer! 0, don't lose a minute, miss,
not a minute!"
[to nn co#Tisi'cn.|
' Uaxcii) Butt v. h —Tq sweeten rancid bat
1 ter taka »rtong lime-watur and work the
butter ov«r in it just as you would work ii
1 if just taken from the churn to get the but
' termilk out of it.
Poison«.—These are tor) numerons to
r give remedies in detail. Emetics arc uçu
j ally given A,ter such as occasion drotfii
I ness nr delirium. Sweet water, milk, or oil,
or whites of eggs, copiously, where there ie
vomiting or pain in the stomach. Cam
phor is s*id to be an antidcte for etrycl;
j nine—saturated solution.
[ May hk Mai>e ok Stalk Bread —Bread
r griddle cakes are excellent and «ay bn
made ef stale br.ad Soak a small bowl
ot bread over nijrht in milk. In the morn
, ing mix half a cupfnl of flour, into which
is put bue and one-half teaspoonf'uls ot
, baking powder, with one quart of milk,
> thr*-e well beaten eggs ar.d a little salt.
Beat up the bread with th<9 batter until it
m very light and fry a delicate brown. The
batter should be'thick.
1 For Breakfast or Lrscn.—Try this
dish for breakfast or lunch : Ba'ter a bak
1 ing öish and cover tha bottom with t l«yer
1 of thin slices of Parmesan cheese. Brenk
five eggs carefally over the cheese, so that
yolks will remaiu whole, and sprinkle them
witk a little sal', papper and nutmeg, Pour
a gill of sweet cream over tliem, and on
this strew some grated (iheese. Hake for
1 ten minutes in a hot ovenbo that the top
may ba a delicate drowa; serve with toast
ed brown br*ad.
Remedy for Dysentery.—The eg g is
considered one of the best of remedies for
àvseniery. Beaten up slightly, with or
without sugar, and swallowed at a gulph,
it tend* by its emollient qualities to lessen
th-unflammatioa of the stomach and in
testines, and by forming a tran^ieut coa'
ing on these organs, to enable nature (o re
sume her healthful sway over a diseased
body Two, or a* most tbr.*e eggs per day
would be all that is required in ordinär»
cases; and since egg i.s not ~;rplv mHi.
cine, but fooi m the Hghttr the diet
01 "Vwice and th»» quieter the p.uieut is
kept, the more certain and rapid is thr> re
Keep Lime Water—A "handy thing"
to bave in tb° hou?e is a jar or bo'tle of
lime water. Pour water over nnslacked
lime (the quantity is not important, as
only a certain amount will be »Ucked, and
cork up for use. A ppoonful of the clear
liquid stirred int milk, cream or bread
sponge in dinger of souring will prevent
that catastrophe. Ir also cleanses bottles,
kc , that have an unpleasant odor A per
son who needs milk but whose digestion is
so weak r.s not to manage it, will find no
inconvenience il into a glass of the lacteal
flmd is stirred a wine iflisa of lime water
The difference in taste is not perceptible
Silver Cake—One cupful of sugar,
half a cupful of butter, the white of thre<*
eggs, half a cupful of corn s'arch. dissolved
in nearly half ik cupful of milk; 1 and a J
cnpfulsof floor, haîf a tea»DOonful of soda,
and vanilla or nlmo^d flavor. Beat the
butter to a crc*m and gradually b»at in the
sugar. Add th« flavor. Mix the flo^r,
cream of tartar and soda toge'h^r and eif
Beat the whites to a stiff froth. Add the
corn starch and milk to tb» beaten sugar
and bntfer; th»n n.d ? th-5 whites r( the epgs
and the flour Mix quickly and thoroughly.
Have the butter in sheets, end about two
inches deep. Bake in a moderate oven for
about half an hour. A chocolate frosting
is r.ice with this cake.
C\ îcano Rambler.
A valuable dincovery—How to write
wirhont pen, ink or pencil. Send ten five
cent stamps to Prof^sor Vetnvins Cork»r,
37 Jones street, Chicago, an-l learn the
valuable secret.—[Adv.
Pewackee, May 3.
Dear Prof.—I wotined yonr advertise
ment in the Howler and incloa ten 5 ct
•tamps Piee* let m® into yonr eekret, for
I want to learn ho» to rite without pen. ink
or pecai'. Yonrs. Piuvkss Jinks
Chicago, May 4.
Phineaa Jinki, Esq.
Dear Sir—Try charcoal or chalk.
Thanks for remittance Haa'ily
V. Corker.
Vlut It Mfknt.
Chiain Unmbler.
Angelina—Mama. d&*r. do yen ander
ita- d »djthing about the language of liow
Mama—No. love; why?
Angelina—V»*hy, Mr. Snoork:ns hü jant t
ent me a lovely hanch of jacqqemino^s, <
hree dozen, at least;'and I wanted to see <
rhat the significance of it is f
Unfeeling brother—I can tell voa. sis; t
t meats that Sooopkins i« around to^icy t
rying to borrow from th» other fellow?.
Chicago Ledger.
A boy w!11 eat. 2nd a bnr wHUlr'.nk
• And a lwy will j>Ut aft dav;
But a U,»y won't work. a Imr won't think,
B.cause he alri't built that way.
Lynu I'nion.
A girl will ilagand a girl will dama,
And a girl will work cro» het;
Foi «be can't threw a ston.> and hit a chu
Uecau* she ain't built that way.
Prattleth About tha Untutored
- Aztecs.
Their Peculiar Skill in Hotel Building-'
The Originators of the Modern Apart
ment House—Sad Story of a
Peculiarly Untutored Aztec,
Who Was Robbed of His
Habiliments While
He Snored.
M-Mon Globk
It has been my good fortaae within the
past ten years to witness a number of the
remaining landmarks left to indicate the
trial of the original inhabitant of thiacoun
try. It has been a pleasure, and yet a kind
oi sad pleasure, to examine the crumbling
ruins oi what was once regarded, no doabt.
as the very triumph ot aboriginal taste and
mechanical ingenuity.
I can take bu: a cursory glance, at these
ear marks of a forgotten age, tor a short
treatise like this cannot embrace minare
details, of course.
We are tcld by the historian that there
were, originally, two distinct classes of In
dians occupying the territory no« embraced
by the United States, viz., thhe village In
dians or horticultural Indians, and the ex
tremely rurul Indians or non-horticultural
varie y. «
The village Indiana or horticulturists
subsisted upon fruits and grain, ground in
a crude way. while the non horticulturists
lived on wild game, berries, acorns and
Uf the latter class few trAoea remain, ex
cepting rude arrow heads and coarse stone
weanons. These articles ahow very little
skill as a rule, the only indication of brains
that I ever discovered being on a large
»tone hammer or Mohawk ôwatter, aud
they were not the braina ot the man who
made it either.
Thejvillage Iadiane, however, were archi
tects Irom away up me gulch.
They constructed a number cf architec
tural works of great beauty, several of
which I h*ve visited. They wo?»> once, no
doubt, regarded as v*ry desirable resi
dences, bat now, alas, they have fa'len into
innocuous deauetude—at least tha: is what
it Icoked like to me, and the odor reminded
me ot innocuous desuetude in a bad state
of preservation
In New Mexico, over 300 yeara ago,
*««oiia Kuil» u nn mV.t* rv4 r\*
villages which still aland up, in a measure,
though some of them are in a recumbent
poair.au. Tnese pereblos or Tillages are
formed ot three or four buildings, con
struotod in the retrousse style of architec
ture, and made of adobe bricks. These
bricks are generally of a beaijjiful, soft
black and'tan eolor and at a distance, look
like the first loaf of bread baijed by a
young lady who has tr«i) reared in luxury
hat wLobh rather has been suddenly called
hway to Canada Tbe adobe brick ia s-iid
to be s indigestible, in fact, that I am con
fident the day is not far distant tvhun it
will be found on e?e;; boiei bill of fare
One ot these dwellings wa« generally
about 200 feet Ions, witn no stairways in
the iuterior, but movable ladders cn the
outbid* instead. This ratinner of reaching
toe upper floor had its advantages, and yet
it was uot always convenient Une featurç
in its favor was the isola'ion which a man
could pall tiro und himself by getting in at
the second story window and pulling the
ladder up aft*r him, as there was no en
trance to the house on the ground floor.
If a man really courted retirement, and
wanted o wtito a humorous Jeûture or a
£2 homilv, he caulù insert, himself through
»ti» second story window, pull in the stair
casi anl go to work And then nq one
disturb hiin without bribing a hook aud
ladder company to come along and let him
Dut the great drawback wag the annoy
anoe incident to ascending thr-se ladders al
a late hour of the night, while under the
influence of Aztec rum, a very seduotive,
yet violent!/ intoxicating beverage, con
taining about eight parts cheer to ninety
two parts inebriate.
These residences were hardly gothio in
style, being ex'remtly rectangular, with a
tencency toward the more modern dry
goods bo«. It is believed by <}bler men thau
I am, men who could b&lieve more in t»*
minâtes than I could htlleve 1" 'a Vifeiime
il I hüd no'hiujf ,0 ^ thfwt those
houses C3û»*"uea ab-ut toirty-eigbt apart
' ""tuts ou the first tloor, und nuieteçn on
tbe second. These apartments were separ
ated by torn» kind of cheap arid transitory
partition, which could not stand the cli
matic changes, and so has gone to decay;
but ih»se Indians were determined to have
th< ir rooms Keparuted in some way, for
they were very polite and decorous to a
fault. No Aztec gentleman would emerge
from his room until he had completed his
toil» t, if it es' him his position
I once hear«! of an Az.ec who lived away
down in Mexico somewhere several cen
turie? »go and whowaa link of politeness.
Un wore fall dress winter and summer, the
whole year round, aud
every even in er. At night he would undress
himself by unhooKini* the german silver
ring from his nose aud hanging it on the
back of a chair.
One çigh* u yoti'jg man from the capital,
named Ozon», or something l;ke that, a
relative of the Monrczjma? came over to
stay a week or two with thi» Aztec dude.
As a good jake h* filipp?i irj und nipped
th no5e-ring of his friend j ist to see if be
would so far violate the proprieties as to
appear at breakfast time without it
Msrcincr Mm», and t'i* dud« awoke to
find the bright rays of a rich Mexican stin
streaming,in through his casement. H>
rose, and, bathitg himself in a gourd, hn
looked on th> back of the chair for In.
clothing, hut it ws no*, t'ntre. A cold per
spiration broke out ail overhim. Ho called
tor assistance. but no ore came He called
apaiu and again, louder and still more
loud, hut help came nor.. lie went to th*
casement and looked out upon tb* plaza
The plaza d d not turn away. A Mexican
plaza in not ea*ily dashed.
He called till h<s »us hoarse, but all wag
■till in the house. Hollo» echoes alone
came hack to him »0 mack him.
At night, when rha real of the household
returned from a protracted picnic in the dis
tant hill«, young Ozone apcer.d<-d the lad
der which he carried with him in a nhawl
fctrap, and enteric g the room o< the Aztec
dude gave him «he note ring with a hearty
laugh, but alai! he was greMed with the
wild, piercing shriek of a maniac robbed .
of his clothing; *tbe man had suffered "
»uch mental tortures during the long, long •
day, that when nijht came, reason tottered "J
Dn her throne. It is said that he never re- ?
;ained his faculties, but wouid always great J
lia visitora with a wild, forty c#nt styiek *
ind bury hia face in hiahanda ilia frienda i
Tied to get him into society *g»in, but he *
rouM not he prevailed upon to go. II«
.ef rr.rd to be afraid tbot he would be shock
'd in some way, or »bat some ote might
ake advantage of him and read an im
nora! po<-m to him Bili. Nyc.
The Bottom of tb* Sea
i'ifMs no pfiarl that can eiceed in beamy
eeth whitened and cltanafd with that in
orap*nivjJe dentrifnee, the fragrant SOZ
)DON'T. Nor i* corn* roai«-r 'ban the
um* in which anch te'th are set. So say
te ladies, who are thî best ju Igea in each
3 at ten.
Hroctt\n Kajle.
A sailor for «*a. «
And s (plaster for tea,
A lawyer for talk and a soldier for fighting;
A bativ for now«, s
And a circus for hoy», I,
And a tyjiewrier man to do autograph writicg. m
A tanker for chink,
▲ad a printer for ink. '
A leopsrd'for »pot* and a wafer for sticking ;
A crack ha*e hall dinger,
An opera mnger,
A shot gun, • mule and a choir lot kiciclu^. v
[ Any comm un lestions lor this department thou! J
» addressed to K. R. Cuaddoout, Le wU town
Ko. 143 —A Riddle ot Katar«.
t dwell in the lichen that cllagsto the rock,
In tbe oats that withstand« ((>« hurricane's (hock
I'm owned by the fowls, the birds of the air,
Vet the fish in the ocean »tillcherish me there.
I be highest, the lowest in nil nature's scale,
Are blessed with their j>orti#n to win with or fail
To manv who own me t brin* woe untold,
Yet sttlf I am dearer than silver or gold;
And, though often wasted. I'm cheriahed by all
As a boon which, when lost, one cannot recall.
Clik V. W.
* *
No. 14».—* Charade.
Look for me in tbe hat you wear;
l'lav at nine-pin«, I am there, .
In à donation I may lie.
And a hook-hinder f tool am'I.
In rubbiah from a quarry thrown
My little name is alto shown.
Sometimes i may a gift bestow;
I am a touch or gentle blow.
Sometimes I am a trifling toy,
That may amuse a little boy,
And sometime« ia my name you see
The higbcsl rank, utmost degree.
When first and second we compound,
Ibo beet of any thing is found.
* *
Ko. 14S.—Much lo Love.
M >t Cupid's «elf it more in lore thau I,
Though in uo heart I ever tind a place,
And yei without me love could never lie,
Anil lovers luve my semblance to trace,
* *
No. 14(1.—A Rebus.
Two a«sf > sat down side by side,
although tho hour was late;
They drew two circles, aud drew them wide,
The curving circles were crimson dyed,
Tli-» adjacent circles that thus 1 spitd
l»okcd like the hgurc eight,
a ud (he n»*ct> in them sine by side,
Made a name for their deed ot hate.
J. K. 1*. IUkkk.
* * .
No. 147.—Only a Simple 1'lay.
When a metallic point you spy
l'pou a itrlug. it may I« I;
A slight appen läge to a drees
My n.une will just as well express;
I am a catch word, or a cue,
And «omething mean and paltry, too;
If you at me should gel a peep,
1'erhaps you'd call inetynuD; iheep;
And yet a irisky lad would say
I m nothing but a f impie play.
>' ut.soman.

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No. MS.—A Numerical Enigma,
.An linglish poet is the »hole,
Whose words befit a pensive soul.
The smith can form s 4, 3, 2,
Of |>erfeci shape and temper tru«».
A reflux of what flowed before
Is given hv tbe fi, 5, 4
When ou s journey you would drive
You may select tho 1, 5.
You learn at once, whtn you regard
The 'A, 1, ü, that 'tis a card.
Clkm V. W,
No. 14».—An Anagram.
A word that means a publication
Would iweiii I» have liui slight relation
To duck« of any kind.
Anil yet tht> s«ckers and the strivers,
When tliey look ai t'n tum« divert,
H ill the solution lind.
No. 160.—A Kemarkahle Feat.
Place within all anima! a Ihiuc,
An «ut no other <*|>er ;
If you put the lioue in proper place,
Your teat will end in vapor.
P. A. Trick.
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Tii« Honk for Answer*.
The most »uccc( <ll soher during May, will li<
uwardoi Scott's 'Uuy M.umerin;:,' in a finely print
ul edition, llliutratsd and very prettily bound. (
very d«vir.i!>lo pri/.o, Tho solutions for ea< k wee
should lie forw irk I within (it day« after the dat
of thu Ri-iuisn:« containing the enigmas answered
1*9—A bachelor.
ISO—Tim dcliruni tremens.
131— Warrant, nrrsw, w»r-iai>t.
1 ' uir-H-e.
l:tl-l. I»c. inter, nnt. deer. '£. ßcaidont, lidi
rent. M Uei|iiital, ipiit, real.
I.A^ll A i* K
o <; i: k
I, l M h
(• It A P
Answers will l>a published in two weeks.
From Ii5 lbs. to 161 lbs
To the Cuticura Remedies I Owi
My Health, My Happiness,
and My Life.
A day never pastes til-» t j0 r,„t think an
s)xak kiriolr oi the Cut cura Kemedles. Sere
jears syo, ail (•' *uozen lumps formed an coy neel
ration '* g)/, H ,.|ier » »u,ne to an orang«
' ue large oiit« wt-r.i frightiuf to look at, and pain
fui tob.'.ir; po* pie turned a ide when they a«w mi
in disgust, and I was nsUimedto le* on th» «tree
or iu society. Phyiician* and their treatment, an
a'l medicine« failed to do any good Iii a luomeii
of deipair 1 tritd iheiutiiura rtemedlea—C'utlcuri
the great Skin «ore, and Cuticura .'soap, an ex
■liiiaite Mein r.'eautitier, externally, snd Cutlcur
Kesnlvent, the titw liood I'liritier, Internally ; th
small iiiiiip» (as I call them) gradually riiaapprared
and the large ones broku, in about two weeks, din
charging lar^e I ( nan t it Un of matter, leaving tw
s.ignt scirs in my neck to-'tay to UII the story c
my sutlering, Mr »eight tuen w»s one hundrei
and lirteu) sickly pontds; mr weight not
is one hundie land s«x:y one s did, healthy poundi
an I my height is oi.ly five feast fire inchea. In
travels I pais* d the futlcuia Kemediil, North
and South, fas', and West. ToCulkuxa Kerned te
I owe my Imlth, my happlneaa, sod my life, i
prominent fiew York il'ug. i-t asked me theothe
day," l>oyon Mill use the • ullcara Itemedle»; yoi
lock to he in perfect health?" My reply was,"
do, avil'hall always 1 have never known wha
sickness issmei I comni>" ctd using the Cutleur;
Iietntdies " Hornet itiei i aia laugbfd at hy prais
lng them to poop o not hcjuainted with their mer
lu, hut sooner or later they will come t> the!
senses au't believe the same as th >se tha' ie*
them, ss dozens have whom I have told. May th
time come when there shell be a large (feticuri
Supply »ir.u e in every city in the world, for thi
bwneiit of humanity, where ilfeCaticiira Kerned te
«bal! he soil onfj/. so that there will be rarely t
neei of ever entering a drug store.
210 Fulton fit., New York, N. Y.
Cutirur« UemedlMi are a positive care for ererj
[uruj 'it Hkln arid Wood i>isea*es, from Hmplee U
scrofula So d every wa«re. Price: CuUtura, V
ente. Soap, 2o cents; Ureolvent, 11.10. f rrparec
uj the Pott*h Uni * a it n Chemical Co , Hoe
ton, Mass.
Henri for "How to Unre Skin Diseases."
IJill IM, Klackhead-, Skin Blemish«, and
I >(Vi aliy Humors, us? i 'utienra Soap.
II it'KIO (/'<> I OH, PLEl'RUV,
Chtst l'a Ii.-. Inflammation, I'ufficuli
r.. kr Ill.lnj A.lnm, Jn,f Kammm „I
ri*/jT ■ J'rfatliing, Asthma, and Sorenees ol
the <b«st and Pe< toral Musclée,.al
t onoe relieve! and agisted to a speedy
b - cnie by the CltiCUHA AWTl-pAt*
* past kr*. 2ÔC.
Yon arc allTwod a free trial nf thirty day of the
il»* of Dr. Irye's Celeforntnl V. lialc Belt wlto
Klrctrlo «u» i* u»ory A( j»llar;ce*, for thf »peedjr
rel rf and permanent cnro of Arrvov* I>,b>My. U*a
>t YUnlity and M'tr.tvjort, and til kindred trouble*.
M so for many other dl»en*e*. Complete reatora
lion to Health. VlKor tnd Manhood ira», ran teed.
Vo rlak 1« incurred, lilu*:rat' .1 pamphlet In ttoUd
:nveiupe mailed free, by addressing
VOLTAIC BEIT CO., XirahftU, Kith.
Electric Belt Free
'o introduce ft and olXaln atrcnta we will for the nett
*<> aayaglve a »»jr. free of > inrxe. In each «oaatjr
) the Ü. H. a limited number of oar f.erninn
ilertro (iilvanlr Nu»|x i.wirv liHla, Jrla #'»;
(■oRitire and tmf»l!in<r cure for Nervona I>ebUitjr.
arloxjele. Emlarfrin*. I m potency kc. (.Vu m ltewari
aid If every Belt we mantifact.ire doe« not m-t enu
^enuinealertriocum-Bt Addr»«aton<* UsZCTUSli
KLT Aüf"!', f. o. liox 178, Uruukiyu. X V.
nerrt tht mat ibpUcal
moat rtolebt atu- k: wnuen rotnfortaU,! aleep:
effecta core« wtv-re all other r«n.edi*a fall
Ne waitlii for reaalta. I la utlaa la
i in med in te, direct and certain* aad i
core la effected in all < I U tHI.K <SDM
it paraaaantly can« a*. Refer w a* at tar Uaa.
from ». /^a m. rami. iTHM.
t m cB'Jrtlj raatorad ta Walt* bjr Grraua JMaa
Can." TV»' /ill«, Htmiifm Ott*,
fitita iithat Car« la all Tom laia fer K. It am
fail«.- /V«/. IT. r«< /nfnlM, Gr,natu. t. C.
Mr pkyaielaa rwiaata»4 O.naa iitiai Can. id
«." *'i. Jf. L. Tflnck OU*
a:pleat. Muat I>nrable, »»Domical, and Perfect
I uaa—wa»tea no train; clean* It raady for market.
aw XII la. and Mandant Ii
ally. Bend fur illustrated catalogue.
Eaasjlraala AgricvUanal U aria, YOUC,
Scrofula of Lungs
I am now «.years old, tod have ji tiered lot tu
lait fifteen yeart with • lung uuobl«.
mom bora ot the larniiy on my mother's «id« 0| ^
bouse bad died with consumption. and toe docsq
ware all agned In their opinion that 1 had ^
• umption also. I had all the dUtrwMng ^a.
touts oI that terrible dieaae. 1 hare spust tj.uat.
tnds oi dollara to »mit the match of this •*
1 have employed all of the usual method s,.,
only in my own ease, but In the treatim-at o! Jtw
member« of uiy family, but temporär? reli#'
all that I obtained. I was until fur nu\ w««!'
labor for eereral ye.rs. By chance 1 tarns lii
possession of a pamphlet on "Blood and ekia u?
uaae," from the office of awtft «jeclûo • c . Auou
Ga \ friend recommended the at of
Specific, claim log that hi- himself bsd U.» ,r
beuehted by 1U tue In some mng trm.b;,j j J
solved to try It. about four years ago I JT
menced to take S.8 li. according te düictiouj. î
found It an invigorating tonic, and hat» —'
about fifty bot lea. T ;e re- ulu are n»i>t re^TT
able. My cough has 1 -it we, uiy streuen ■..*
turned, and i weigh sixty pounds tnor* than i,,,,
did la my life. It hai l>.«n threo yean su,o» I
itopped the ose of the la dWnp, but 1 hs>. kJ
uo return of tbediseose and there sre on pwnior
weiknees felt tii uiy lusgs 1 do the turd»: t
of mechanical work, and feel as we!! as I t-r« f :
since I «as a boy. The»*, 1 know,are weNeti
iiatementa to make, but 1 am honest ȟrB j
ttiat i owe my existence and health to day to
Specific, it is the only mediciu* that tirourti
me any permanent relief. J d j not >ay Hut asm
Specific will do this In every ta«e, but bom t><
tfrely affirm that It has done this much tor r,,
and 1 would be a recreant to the duty 1 owe •„ ,V
faring hu uanity Ii I tailed to bear Ou»
Ustimony lo the mérita of this wonderful .
aine, i am well known in the city of Mentha
ory, snd 1 can refer to some of the l**i cm»#» -
the cite. * J. Hut
Montgomery, Ala , Juue 2-S 1S$6.
Swift s Specific is entirely vegetable,
on Blood and Skin Dlseta*« nailed free.
Thk Swift Spkokic Co., Drawer S, AtUet»,
Itnffords me pleasure to assure you that ni
ter using Dr. C. Me Lane's Celebrated In',
I "Ills for mure than twenty years m mv i.,« ,
t iiut 1 regard them as being superior'!.' .« \ i
lw\e ever med or have seen u*e<l | , ,t
had t lient constantly and had to try otlur> •
I have tried a good variety, but 1 hue un,f
had any to act so promptly, proßuMt \
nicely as Md-ane's. 1 hare used tin m ù.w /
wife, and children, with the moat gratifMin; r.
stilts. For children, having uso.1 tin m „n ; ,
own with auch easy und happy effect, i »
recommend them to ooe ana to a.;, n,. v
pills do the work—«) U aroniptly. do it »,
and leave no III eflogÈM*^. a» tli, r,.'
mover, as a liver <X*ffcc.A . . 3 u |. r. r,.uti,r
preparing the systcqfctt/ « e, tlu ret» i,
>ill or medicine •qtaltOLM -s. :1.;ui>m , ,
II rated l.iver HlllI BKvV. to u^e tiftu a,
long :ta 1 live, If theycoofcJCC33 ."' ••I *•> i , •
U.ive been In tho pait
YourstTtfy. R llr.It r*
Castor M. K. Church South, Myer^'M.iii i ,
Tampa District, iTIoruta I «»nfereai e.
Titwunoo, Canada vu« o
fttMNUM, Flïminu Bkos.
Sirs: YourplllscaiMall right,arnl leu*»*
tlicy are a good bilious pill. I iu»" uWj
i:rcat many pills, but 1 can sav l>r. t m,
. in«'s Pills, manufactured l<y I i. nui I .<»
vro eenutnc,aiid ectitlemeu you lum-im'ila
hi «'inline. 1 e.ivo souk« of tho^-pi. > 1 .1,
neighbors for a trial. One of my i.
cot three pills. He said tin y did lieli> ln»i |,
lelt tlio next day Ilk« a new m»n
ii « to send for fifty cents' worth for l,un. v.
gentlemen, I will do all I can t<> lii't.hi »|>;
I'. Mchanc's Liver Mils, mamilaclurtsl
Fleming Urothera. Yours Willi ir«|»Ti,
Wm. II. l»loA*.
Fj.fmiko Rros.
Hear Sirs:—Enclosed you will fhi.l one Mr
for which vou will please send in»* iu<>r«' «>t \ ur
!>r. C Mcljuie's l.lver I'lils. 1 truM m i lutr
received the pay for the last t%\ < > imxi* I i r»Wr.
• ■I .'11,(1 received. 1 would only «.iv.iii \ t. '
done inn more good than I cou.d r\| n-« i
feel much better now than I luve Jur t*,
years past. Yours tnily,
West ^andt.ike, N \
and mo will send you by rrtum naii a l« \ [
In* genuine l>r. C. Mclane'si eirt.r.itej L><*
t'itIs and oiuht handsome cards
FI.BM1NU UUOS.. lltul.urs, I »
Fop Sal« by retail druggist. B*
''.uro the McLane'a Pill* you buj in
inailo at Pittsburgh. Pa. The cei:~
' or feit« aro mado at St. Louis, V ,
vud Wheeling, W. Va.
■)o yon want a pnre, liloon;
iftur (omnlexion i if so, r.
few application* cf Haipin'
•IAtiXÔLIA will «nil
'»'y .you to r/v^r .mart's run
ut. ItiniflNI VTvifh fill
«tivtiPf», Rtttfitt* i'imjtlt .
i.lotches,ami all lii/ieuscs uipI
u»i perfectionsortho skin. I<
Mvercomestfieflnshed api^r
rco of heat, fatteno una r\
"i lenient. It latlr
. IIIUTVappis /. tttTM\:
TV ; and no lift»-VW:!, graduai,
nml nerfert uro its effect v
I list it Is impossible to dctwt
«is application.
A mNDtltl) nk.UH VI. U«»Uh
Alill) 111 *
IA Great Medical Work on VmM
Kxbauat«d Vitality. >'««r»o laan-l l"*'
if, Premature lAwiiû» In Mxn, ¥"'<n at !<**■
UM the untold ruiw-riM r«tu!si'i( t" w lad*"0
and nn-»i. a book for er* ry man, y«*"*
dle-ajjod and old. It «inta.oi l^> f" t'l'*** *'
all ml» and chronic dl»«<« h »■*« «< **'* *
la valuable. c*o found l»r Iba »»»fco#, »t,—"*
iTienoe for n year« la tvrb » nroU' j a»** **
fore fell tn Im lot of 117 p;*1». ** ^
bound In beautiful f'r»r>< h rau»I.'r., """*
fall fJlt, Kuaractml to br ■ Éo-r ear* ta o*f7
»•'na®—m«*hanical. literar) and f,r .'<»«•»'-1*
any other »old in tfai« reui: :rj for Iii*,*
ney will be f'fuij'i.-d In e»»ry P
if »1.00 by mall, poet i-aiJ liiwiw*
*> centa. (tend no*. '/old ui«-«l»i a»«rd»d it".1"*
by the National Mollis! Ar*«-ia'i*a. 1»
*'^nt of whira, tk« Hon. f. it Mia»».!. *o< *"aT
officer* of th«-Board, the read'' ta rt»f»*"tf*-J w
l"T«d. .
The Science of Life thould b» r»ad by tfc»
for* lnstrn< tiou, and by lb» afllfi"i la"***
will beneAt ail.— IjxvUm l/twt.
There la 00 member of iwWf «• * ■-.
Scienceof IJfe will not ha uaefoi, »holier P*
parent, guardian, loatrurtor or c>rtT»aa^-aT'
ft fin/, g
Addrea» the Pwbody MedirsJ Inetltote,0 1» *
H. Parker, No. 4 Bui ft m h Mtr~t, fco»v«,
may be oonaultol on all dU*a** requinoi
etnarienca. Chronic and ot*tin»te llmw* *Z
bailed tbeakill of all otb*r f hytl UfAIT
a «perlaIty. feach treated •«.«*• "'"l a
without an laataace of fall ara TNYSEw
Mention thia («per. ' *
Map of West Virginia
Krery Bojineaa Man m<J Famift
•boaId hare one.
[he Latest Most Accural«:
nable for Kafereaee.

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