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*h v-»W 1 •sT- I s-'jL' •»«5 "I 4V^jJk §-.W «,». •|]1K WAS JWIED1N OLD KENTUCKY. W She' was breidi Inold Kentucky iteS^^'^Whero the ball'ot b°x Is stuffed JIM Wh^re the. gentile poker player #j Never yet was really bluffed JLtWhere the rivers murmur sweetly jfiyt.SiSi-lAmiJ t'he meadow grass Is blue jSffi And the doutot-dlapeUtajg shotgun *•-*. Bendu convlotlbn) into you feS. Where th« sky is ever lovely, .».. And the "sweat e«t songa ate sung. ,• A»4 tiis innscer* J~ Ckto a bullet Wi W "Where ladles all are pretty Ana the gentlemen- are bravet "Where tlhe Just-observed .bystancef Oets a deoocatedi gT&ve. Where they drop the!lr "r's" so softljf (When they lioM a dhat with you And title Innocent bystander Often-ha». to be (trapped, too. "Where the candidate who's beaten (Riees up and says lie's not. ...... Whereupon the said bystanders Garry off load of shot. •, Where the breeze is ever singing •nhrouglh the 'leaves a serenade Andi youjsee the constant nashlng Of tlhe bo-Wje's gleam'lng blade. Oih, she's down there In Keintucky, Waiting: Mil 'I come for her, But as long as things- are this way. From this spot I'll never stir Irivuet leave her in Kentucky— s- ThltheJ'ward I'll not meander— '. lxl ami mot afraid but I !Amjuet an, Innocent bystander. ACTRESS' MILLIONAIRES. The United States can boast three fictresses whose aggregate fortunes amount, at a moderate estimate, to $6, 000,000 each. Of these MIBS Crabtree, "known to fame as "Lotta," owns no less than half, a "fortune which yields her '.$200,000 a year. She owns property in Boston alone which is worth a million dollars and she has also a substantial etake ln nearly all the leading cities of the states, from New York to Cincin nati.. The remarkable thing about this coloBSal fortune is that Lotta owes- ev ery penny of it to her own industry and thrift. Her father was a small coal- 1 dealer on Stateri Island, and-her name, "Crabtree," was associated only with -coals sold by the hundredweight. Lot to's nearest rival in wealth among fol lowers of the stage Is Maggie Mitchell, •who is a millionaire in dollars two and a half times over. Her large fortune was due in the first place to an acci 3?C' dent. She was filling minor parts in Ja St. Louis theater, when .that most' popular play, "Fanchon, the Cricket," .fell into the hands of the leader of the orchestra. He thought it peculiarly suited to the gifts of the promising young actress, and' forthwith adapted it /or her. The play proved a veritable 'gold mine to the lucky actress, and she is said to have made half a million from it alone. Miss Fanny Davenport, who forms the third in this trinity of wealthy actresses, laid the foundation *f her fortune twenty years ago, when she came under Mr. Daly's auspices. Her great beauty, as well as her clever acting, made her the rage for many years, during which she acted.Sardou's play# to enthusiastic houses. Unlike •many actresses, she was as thrifty as she was fortunate, and invested her sav ings In real estate in Chicago and Den ver,'which Is now of an estimated value of $500,000. In addition to this sub stantial fortune, she possesses jewelry worth $100,000. Deduction Confirmed. Chatter—I knew yo" vwi-" »eo wsver. Mr. Cuddler ftlnterrog.)—Intaitlon? Miss Chattel— 6 observation. You always appear «n) the same day that Ethel refuses onions at dinner.—Tit-Bits. WISE AND OTHERWISE. A man's Vast is the best prophet of is future. |£i The music of _an accordeon is sweet 'ness long drawn'otit. It 'is hard for a man.'under a «cloud to Bee the silver lining. "Necessity knows no ,law, and it's the wune iwith extravagance. The 'first'lesson In 'Charity is to give away things you don't need. %fter man came woman and she's still Very much in.-the race. A -new -spring dress causes a woman •T to-walk with an elastic step, •i There are yet .some who would not -rather be right than be president. Executive ability is the faculty of getting some one to do your work. The string a woman ties around her rhdsband's finger is a forget-tme-not. The man who persists la doing his .'.f^Uowman usually ends in doing time. After a man's friends really .know 'him they very .often cease to .recognize him. .A-very hot iron should never Ue used for'flannels- or -woolens. ia the record for ab- aoltrtely curing female Ills mad kidney troubles as has tydia £m JPinkham's ^Vegetable Compound* Medicines that [are ad vertised to cure every* thing cannot be specifics for anything, Lydia Em Pfnkham's Vegetable Compound will not cure every kind of ffl~ that may afflict men, omen and children, but proof Is monumental that it wUt and does oure all the His peculiar to women, Thisis^ fact Indisput" ile and oan bo verified ,Jby more than a million "womoum if you are slok don't ox iporimont, take the modi* olno that has the record of tbe largest number of brdlA & 'Pfcokham Med. Co.. Lyna, ICMS. SrtyowPeulot DOUBlEaUICK PETER'S €REEK ELECTRIC ROAD. Though Jane French and Susan Lathrop were twin sisters, and though they lived only fifteen miles apart, yet they had not seen each other for three years. It was not that Jane and Susan wpre timid drivers, but that it hardly seem ed womanly for them to ford two streams and dash up hill and down, as the peculiarities of the road r3' quired them to do. Such a display of courage they would have considered as distinctly masculine as the riding of a diamond-framed wheel It must not be supposed that the part of New York state in which this occurred was unenriched by railroad activity. Dear lio! By riding thirty-three miles, thus describing an acute triangle, 9-nd waiting five hours at the junction, it was possible for Jane to go to Susan, and for Susan to go to Jane. "It's preposterous!" said Jane. "Outrageous!" said Susan, -r-c-r.-.ft-, So. they did not Visit. Mi? There's rumors afloat of one of them electric roads to be built straight 'long Peter's Creek," John Lathrop told Susan, his wife. "That'll take you straight to Jane's, and no chang in' of cars nor nothln'." "Laws!" cried Susan. "How soon'll It be builded?" "'Bout three years," said Lathrop, and laughed. But Susan was serious. "How many hours'll it take to git from here to there on a 'lectrlc car? "Hours! Minutes, you mean, worn an! Less'n fifty sninutes'll do the biz." "What? Me git. to Jane's in fifty minutes!" It seemed Incredible, Then a resolution was born In the ebonoml cal soul of Susan Lathrop. "I'll wait till that there road Is done," she de clared. "It'll 'be a savin'." Jane heard of this resolve and com mended It. "As Susan says," she remarked to her ^husband, "it'll be real" economy to put-oft visitin' till that there road is done!" "Yesi" acquiesced Hank French, "when we git the 'lectrlc It'll be quicker to go anywhere than to stay at home'." "Eh?" said Jane I joking per plexed. "Yep," growled Hank and, vexed at his wife's lack of appreciation of his humor, relapsed Into silence. But three years is a long-time going by. The sisters stood it with what fortitude they could. But a thousand things had happened of which they desired to speak. People had died— people they both knew—and Jane and Susan had no opportunity to discuss deathbed speeches, likelihood cf trances, details of funerals, or the situation of the bereaved families. Beula Jones had used shaker flannel Instead of all-flannel pinning blankets for her baby, and Susan had no chance to tell Jane. Lila Gibbs had been mar ried in green poplin—the idea!—and Jane had lacked an opportunity to tell Susan. Pete Hines was converted and was almost exploding with his pent -up-oaths Si Lewis had taken to drink since he married his second wife. Was it not pitiful that these events bad re mained undiscussed? Moreover, there were domestic matters of still greater importance—but these it would be a breach of confidence to mention. The twins got so .that the first news they read in the Weekly Herald w.as that which related to the construction of the electric r.oad. When the teams were put at work upon the roadbed, Susan and Jane w«re as happy as birds. When the first rails were laid they, ex ulted like successful politicians the moruing rfter election. Bach was busy upon a frock which she intended to -wear to the house of the other each was full of childish anticipation at the thought of giving a surprise to the other. The time of waiting passed. A morn ing of rain dawned, and at each end of the road a bright yellow car stood waiting to make its Initial journey. Jane—in her new frock—was in one coi2, bound for Susan's, her arms filled with bundles containing gifts, her heart fluttering like that of a happy girl. Susan—inv her fresh gown—was in the.other car, destined for Jane's, her lap heaped with presents, her heart dancing like an accepted lover's.. The cars started by the watch, spit blue'fire from the. furious wheels and green lire from the 4£antic trolleys, -and made the run in fifty-eight and L-/ler. £fty-nti}e minutes, respectively, pass 'Utg each other on the wa£ '"The.tnunmer. rain turned Into a-flowia pour,. and ali In. deluge Jarie climbed thejhUl to Susan's house, and alo: "Never mind, Jane," said John Lath rop to his sister-in-law. "You Just make yourself to home. Susan'll be back in no time. Don't you move out o' this here house till Sue gits home. She's been frettln' and stewin' fur ye till I up and said t' her 'I guess she made a mistake in livin' with me. It was you she ought t' have had." It was not because they were bad sanV children and cooked for Susan's friends—no».no! Jane invariably spoke husband, and watched every car for of Susan with emotion and gave it as her opinion, that whatever might be said to the contrary, no one, to her mind, ever eeasoned tomato pickloa the way that Susan did. As for Susan, she was given to remarking that Jane made a bed with more celerity and neatness than any woman of her ac quaintance. by this it will be seen that a feeling of most affectionate cordiality existed between the two. But neither of them found it easy to take the horses away from their work for two days, and even if such a thing could be accomplished now and then, it was impossible for either wo man to achieve the journey without Eome sort of a man-body as conductor of the expedition. So Jane staid anJ looketj after Su- the appearance of her slBter. As for Susan, she broke down for a moment when she found that her jour ney had been In vain. "No, see here, Susie," argued her brother-in-law, Hank French, "what use Is it to cry? Jane'll come racln' home lllce Maud S. when she finds you're here. You stay right where you be." So Susan did as she was bid, and visited with Jane's husband and hemmed Jane's napkins and made a new kind of pickle for Jane out ol some overripe string beans. But on the third day Jane concluded to go home. And on the third day Susan concluded to go home. And so but that's really the end of the story. They're a fool invention to my mind, them 'lectrlc cars," said Jane to her husband. Susan dropped tears In the bath as she bathed the children. "There's too many new fangle.l things In these part3," she said to the children. "Next time your ma goes anywhere she's goin' to drive the horses, and then maybe she git some thing that she wants." THE ORANGE FREE STATE. The !|i Education of Its CUIIdren One of Its Primary concerns. The Orange Free State, which is now invaded by the British, expends about $150,000 annually on roads, $300,000 on bridges, and large sums, for so small a country, on public buildings. In fact, nearly one-third of the entire revenue of the state is absorbed by educational grants and public works. This would be a very fine showing for countries outside of Africa. The government of this Boer state is very careful about the education of the children o£ the land. For this purpose a permanent fund of $100,000 is set aside. The ed ucational department is a very thor ough one. This department is under a superintendent, who has under him a corps of inspectors and sub-inspec tors. There are about 85 government schools, with a staff or 150 teachers. These schools are exclusive of private and non-aided schools, such as those which are maintained by the Catho lies, the Anglicans, and other religious denominations. The great majority of the citizens of the Orange Free State are, from the circumstances of their Dutch origin, members of the Dutch Reformed church. This is the estab lished church of the land. There is congregation in nearly every little vil lage of the country. The government annually conulDutes about $40,000 to the support of this religious sect. It is paid Into the church synod, to be used as that body deems fit. This synod meets every other year, in the month of May, at Bloemfontein, the capital. It is composed of the pas tor and a lay member of each congre gation. The following denominations also have churches in the Orange Free State: The Episcopalians, Luth erans, Catholics, Methodists, Baptists, and Presbyterians. The Orange Free State has a sort of Maine liquor law. It was passed in 1883. This statute ab solutely forbids the sale of alcoholic stimulants of any kind to the tribes men and to people of color generally. It pevents its sale to any one except in towns. There 3s no license granted for the sale of drink outside of munici palities, Witty by Cultivation. A Chicago woman who has a great reputation as a wit, has been spending some little time here, and if she were not at this very moment travelling away from Washington as fast as steam .can take her. I should not dare to ,divulge her secret. She is a wit mainly because she has made a study of th-e thing. She says that when she flrst began to go into society she found' herself shy, ana :smaU talk was almost' an impossibility for her. So she set about remedying her defects, and this is how she did it. She bought a large blank ibook and a tiny mote book and every evening she -entered in the large book her notes of the day. All the really goad stories she heard, all the clever hits of repartee, all the funny happenings she saw, went into Jier book. She made notes of clever speeches to open a. .conversation, and witty ways of (dosing it. She classi fied her material when she had enough of it, and. adds to it all the while. When she is to dine out, she looks over her book and refreshes her mem ory in regard to a few appropriate sto ries. She selects aneedotes that will 'be suitable for the company. She has studied under a dramatic teacher the. art of telling stories, and she tells them admirably. As I told you to be gin with, she has a great reputation as a teller of funny stories, and she says she owes her social success wholly to her system. Her success has been so •great, and she is altogether so enter taining to know, that I think her plan is one that might' profitably Ibe fol lowed by a great many of her sisters, and I xlon't say that the conversation of her brothers would not be improved by a little of her attention to detail.— Washington Post. When it was the fashion for young Englishmen to go up in balloons with Green, the well-known aeronaut,- Al bert Smith, a friend of Dickens and esteemed a wit, ascended one day be fore an admiring'crowd of onlookers. Waving his hand to a young lady, an acquaintance of his, as he was start ing, he said: "If I come down again 1 will bring you a Skye terrier." came down again, and without the ter /'•We didn't quite make the dog star/' -W said In explanation. The' Society for Ethical Cultufef atJ 1 recent' meeting in Munich dtocu a flaa joniGie eetabllsbstignt -oi jjtu' RESCLTS Or A HOFJE.' oft mit Cried the Dutchman, "Keep doit Kopje!" Buit Buller made never a stopje, And he shouted in gloc, "Vtc—to—ree! Via—to—ree!" When he planted his flag on the topje. The flag had scarce started to flapje Ere he bumped up against a big Bwapje, h, And he said in surprise: Blawst my ibloomin' old eyes, If it Isn't another Boer trapje! Nearly 100 persons lost their lives on the great lakes during the past sea son. Almost mlnij. My little 4-year-old girl's eyes were BO weak from birth that she could not stand. any light at all. Was treated by several physicians without benefit. My neighbors induced me to buy Mor ley's Sarsaparilla and Iron from Mr. Daugherty, Banock, Ky. Three bottles not only restored her sight, but made her stronger and healthier than she ever was in her life. DAVID KESSING. Sold by agent in every town peels A shoemaker says banana make, excel lent slippers. AGENTS WANTED. Live, eucrgetic men to take exclusive agency in every county in Iowa for the Safety Carriage and Wagon Wrench." New. No competition. No capital re quired. A fast seller. Money maker for a hustler. Write for my proposition. It's anew one. AVrite II. W. Welch, 3:.'5 Dearborn St.. Chieaexj, 111. The mine of Shakespeare can le spelled 4,000 different ways. The poet himself spelled it 23 wa3*s. 'ITS PermanonUyCtmju.WofltBomervousnessaftei llrst dfty'fi use of Dr. Kline's Groat Norvo Restorer. Send for KR1213 82.00 trial hottlo and treaties. Pit R. 11. K.L1NK- 1'td..93L Arch St.. Philadelphia, Fiw God's rewards are often greater re sponsibilities. 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Kid boots are going up in England. The cauliflower is a patrician among •vegetables. am sure Piso's Cure for Consumption saved my life three years ago.—Mrs. THOS. ROBBXNS, Maple Street, Norwich, N. Y., Feb. 17,1900. Prinoe Albrecht of Prussia has bought a lot of land in the Marko torunnen Rhine wine district at $16,000 an acre. PUTNAM FADELESS DYES are fast ito sunlight, washing and rubbing Calicoes, ginghams and cliinzes should be ironed on the wrong side. tie Congli and Works Off The Cold. CURES LA GRIPPE vast territoiy, ^hich 4s T' '/3 *tA&?«££« S&W7.'to> •. COLONEL HAMILTON. That Pe-ru-na has become a house hold remedy in the home of Mrs. Colo nel Hamilton is well attested by a let ter from her, which says: "I can give my testimony as to the merits of your remedy, Pe-ru-na. I have been taking the same for some time, and am enjoy ing better health now than I have for some years. 1 attribute the change to Pe-ru-na, and recommend Pe-ru-na to every woman, believing it to be espe cially beneficial to them." Mrs Hamil ton's residence is 259 Goodale street, Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Margar a Dauben, No. 1214 North Superior street, a it Wis.,says: "I feel so well and good and healthful now that pen can not describe it. Pe-ru-na la everything to me. I feel healthy and well, but if 1 should be sick I would know what to take. I have taken sev eral bottles for female complaint. I am in the change of life and it does me good." Have you catarrh of the head, throat, lungs, stomach or any other organ of the body? If so, write to Dr. Hart man at once. He will send you direc tions for treatment without charge. Address Dr. Hartman. Columbus, O. crri mi inLr.trtuJUsJjvkUj_U, u(l ing' wheel monopoly. $4.00 A DAY AND EXPENSES easily made by agents selling our goods everybody needs them. Write today. JIneo-Kolveut Co., Chicago) 111. No man is considered smart af.cr people discover how he did it. Are Ton Using Allen's Foot-Ease? It is the only cure for Swollen, Smarting, Burning, Sweating Feet, Corns and Bunions. Ask for Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder to be shaken into the shoes. At all Druggists and Shoe Stores, 25c. Sample sent FREE. Ad dress Allen S. Olmsted, LeRoy, N. Y. You cannot backward. price in BIG MONEY FOR AGENTS veiling our household goc^is everybody needB them—send for particulars. Muco •Solvent Co., Chicago, HI. about two- It is well to keep lamps thirds full of oil. Country Publishers ant] Farmer* and all who need power should get cata logue of Gasoline Engines issued by J. Thompson & Sous, Beloit, Wis. It is sent free to anyons. Tuey also make a full line of farm implements. The firm is thorough ly reliable and you will make no mistake in writing them. "to to heaven looking1 Deafness Cannot Be Cured by local applications, as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the car. There is only one way to cure deafness, and that is by consti tutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed condition of the mucus lining of the Eustachian Tube. When this tube is inflamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hear ing. and when it is entirely closed deafness is the result, and unless the inflammation can be taken out and this tube restored to its normal condition, hearing will be destroyed forever nine cases out of ten are caused by catarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed condition ol the mucus surfaces. We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of Deafness caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free. P. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Sold by DrutiKists, 7ic. Hall's Family Pills are the best God's glory does not depend upon our glorias. Any cough is serious enough to warrant prompt attention. It is what it may result in that makes a cough dangerous. For all slight or stub born coughs, for grippe, lung fever, bronchitis, asthma and other throat and lung affections you can find no other remedy so agreeable and harm less, or so promptly effective, as Mor ley's Honey Pectoral. Price, 25 cents. Sold by agent in every town." France has more persons over 30 years-of age than any other country. Ireland comes next. i:strik FAIR WOMEN SPEAK, Pe-ru-na Works Wonders for the Gentler Catarrhal Ailments/ HISS ANNIE WYANDOTTE. Miss Annie Wyandotte, queen of the operatic stage and dramatic so prano, says: "Fifteenth St. and Jackson Ave., "Kansas City, Mo. "Dr. Hartman: "Dear Sir—Pe-ru-na has been my salvation. It has given me back a beautiful voice, a gift of God it has brought me once more to my old pro fession. I can taik now, and sing, where before I could scarcely whisper. Can you wonder at my delight? 1 wish every person who is suffering as I suffered might know Pe-ru-na. Only those who have been afflicted can ever know the intense satisfaction and gratitude that comes with a complete cure. My voice was completely gone. April 15 I felt so elated over the res toration of my voice that I inserted an advertisement in The Star for vocal pupils. The advertisement, which cost me 65 cents, brought me five pupils, and that was the beginning of my pres ent large class. Yours gratefully, "Annie Wyandotte." A congestion, inflammation or ulcera tion of the mucous membrane, whether of the head, stomach, kidneys, or other organ, is known to the medical pro fession as catarrh. It is known by different names, such as dyspepsia, Bright's disease, female complaint, diarrhoea, bronchitis, consumption and a host of other names. Wherever there is a congested mucous mem brane there is catarrh, acute or chronic. Go to your grocer to-day and get a 15c. package of Grain-0 It takes the place of co£» fee at the cost. Made from pure grains it is nourishing and health- Insist (hat your grocer gives you GRAIN-O. Accept no imitation. WASHED BY NOTE —Eveijy druggist from Klondike to Cuba seJJs Laxative Bromd-Q,uinii for Colds and fact-it i^ihe only,Gold WORRY SCENE. -iR virtufe-am AWAY STERLING DUPLEX WASHING MACHINE. Has double "washboard-' rubbers, runs easiest, lasts longest, does faultless work. Most practical clothes wuher made. Don't drudge. Use modern methods. If it's not at your dealer's write us. THE EUREKA CO., Dept. H., Rock Falls, III. '"s* y- ®!f?r:' )y '-,r».§ Vjf •v Sex in MISS CLARA STOKCKER. Miss Clara Stoecker says: "I had chronic catarrh for over a year. I tried many remedies, but found no relief un til I saw an advertisement in the paper of your treatment for chronic catarrh. I tried it and 1 think I am now well. I recommend Pe-ru-na to all My friends who are afflicted with catarrh." Miss Stoecker lives at Pittsburg, Pa. Mrs. Margar eth Fritz, Wilcox Okla., writes: ft extend my sin cere thanks for the good advice have given me. I do not believe I would be living now if it wer& not for you. I had ft with flow of blood for four months, and the doctors could $ help me but little. They operated on me three times. It was very painful and I only obtained little relief. I was' so weak I could not turn In bed. Thin I applied to Dr. Hartman. I did n^t know whether he could help me or net, but I followed his advice, and used only three bottles of Pe-ru-na and Man-a lin. Now I am well and as strong as I ever was, thanks to your remedies." ri Pelvic catarrh has become so frequent: that most women are more or less afflicted with it. It is ".sually called female disease." W. L. NEW D!SC0VE qn'ck relief &n<i ^ures worn Hook of test DR. II. 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