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J* £' i "4a tin' Author.] 1 /■■■■') .3flf HEW-W.byJove. Q Ty what a stiif gale T*V il > 9 to P uU - ~ ~ against! Anil such a dark r -' "_3 night, except for T" T the flashes of sheet lightning. But I guess I'll fitul my way across the Broad to Barton Staith right enough. And here I ain I do believe at the end of this blessed, long, dark river at last! Yes, that white thing ashore must be the ice house. Air, my dear fellow, this is hard work, and no mistake." You might certainly nave thought the self-ad dressed words came from mustached lips, the more if you noted . the long, powerful stroke of the sculls and perfect form of the rower, but it was a "she" fellow —not a "he" at all, and a very pretty one, too, dressed in white and red boating "togs"—as she would have said. A tall, slight grl of nineteen or twenty; muscular, lissome, bubbling over with healthy vigor and high spirits. The wind shrieked and poured over the great drearily dark expanse in al most a hurricane, so wild were its gusts, as the rower got fairly out into the Broad by slow degrees, the water -ifuite roughened into "white ponies," if not "white hors< .us she mentally put it, when the sea-built boat shot and danced over the foam-capped wave lets. "Boat a-hoy!" Suddenly on the roar of the gale cirtne that call—a man's voice, full and mellow, from somewhere away on her port bow. "A-hoy, there!" she called back at once, and altered her course immedi ately for the direction of the voice— some one in distress, of course, she thought She knew that she was not far from one of the great bedsof rushes that abound, and the next momenta shimmer of sheet Hghtning that illum ined the whole scone vividly for a Sec ond showed her that she was right She caught a glimpse, too, of what seemed to be a boat with something white in it by the rushes. "Some fellow's lost his oar, perhaps, and got stranded in the reeds helpless," muttered Alf, pulling a\Vay with the wind now on the starboard quarter. "Easy to reach him; lmt to get off the lee-shore again won't be a joke—there lie is." For she could just discern a tall fig ure in a white dress standing up—of course, in a boat, for larnl there was r.one. Alf headed straight for that wdiite-flannelcd figure, aiitl in tliree minutcs liud shipped her sculls and let the wind send her boat alongside the stranger's; and now at close quar ters she could distinguish that ho was young man, perhaps some seven years her senior—handsome, and a gentle man. "If I had dreamed it was a girl whose oar's plash I heard," he said, baring his curly hea l as he bowed, evidently utterly vexed with himself, "I would not have called for the world. lam so sorry—so vexed." "On my account, you mean,"said Alf, laughing, as frank and fearless as a boy, not an atom of feminine soif-eon sciousne.ss; "don't bother yourself at dl 1, then; we're all brethren in sports Yop'd help mo out of a fix, and 1 you, so what's the matter?" Ho began to laugh; lie couldn't help t, and did not try to, either. Sh • was such a delicious "cure," and so pretty; he saw at once the sort of girl she was, And took her on her own free and easy, boy-like ground. "It's too good of you to cotno to the rescue, and such a gale, too; but the ;ruth is that lam hors do combat. My '.eft wrist has had an ugly wrench this evening that has' strained, if not sprained it." "Boor fellow—so that you can't row. How did you do it?" "Well, I was pulling about here (1 only arrived at Barton to-day) when somehow I disturbed a big, fierce, black swan." "That brute?" exclaimed Alf, '"it ought to be shot 1 , it's so savage and has attacked several people." "Has it? It's an old enemy, then?" said the young man in surprise. "To be sure. Step over into my boat and sit down in the stern. That's it," as he obeyed, nothing loth—what man would have been? "So that creature went for you?" "Rather!" said he. "I beat him off with an oar, but as a farewell he caught my wrist in his beak and gave it a wrench that made it desperate pain to get along as far as opposite this— two hours ago that was—then the wind . veered and- stiffened suddenly and 1 had to give up and let the gale drive me into these reels and wait the slen der chance of help from some passing boat, else spend the night out here." "Cold, starved and in pain; poor fel low!" said Alf, with true woman's pity. "That would have been too horrid, and I'm awfully glad 1 did stop so long up the Ant. There hasn't been a boat but mine out for hours —too galey; so you'll have to be my passenger," nodding brightly, "in spite of your masculine pride and chivalry." "No, no; it's too shamefully madden ing!" exclaimed the ypung man, ve hemently. "I can't do it I sit at ease and let a girl pull with the extra weight, or try to, against such a hurri cane? Impossible! I'll stop here till—" "No, you won't, siree," interrupted the young lady, coolly, her bare elbows on her knees, her chin in one shapely, brown hand; she was brown us a berry altogether. "You'll hear reason and obey orders, as man always should from woman—see? I'll wait perforce till there is a short lull in the hurricane, "because to get the boat off in it is im possible. " "Hut," he began eagerly, "Barton may not be—" "Oh, all right. Mr. Incounu, Barton Staitli is also my port, 1 am lodging with iny imarried sister and her iius baud; they da nothing but stupid fish ing. at a farm close by—'Rose Tree Farm.*" "Why, that is where I came to lodge to-day!" exclaimed the other, in joyfu* surprise. "Some friends of mine recom mended it, and 1 caiue on the chance of finding a vacancy. My name is Dare, if 1 may introduce myself." *'Thanks, and mine is Alf Ilesseldine. I was baptized Alfreda, but I've always been called Alf." "No wonder," said Dare, laughing. "It is peculiar, but the very name for you, 1 should say." "Ha! ha! that's what they all say. Now I'll try to get off, but I'm afraid your boat must be left to its fate till to-morrow. Towing it —" "Left!—of course, Miss Ifesseldino! its loss or not is a mere question of paying its value," said Dare, aghast at the very idea of her having to tow it. "It makes me wild enough to tax a girl at all for me." "Mr. Dare, are we to be friends or foes, please?" demanded Alf, severely— at which he laughed and humbly begged forgiveness. Well, he would steer. "You'll pain your wrist, which I'll doctor for you at home." "You arc too kind. No, I'll use my right hand. Stay— I can give a shove against my boat in lieu of shore so that your scull can get a dip." Between them, with much difficulty, they got the boat clear of the lee shore of rushes on which the wind strove to drive her back. Alf got her nose rouud and then in good - earnest began the hard-fought and even perilous voyage acruss the llroad, in the very teeth of the strong gale that simply poured over tire expanse of ilat land and water. "A long pull, a strong pull, and a pull all together," said Alf, bending to her oars with all her strength; but the man, forced to sit inactive, set his teeth hard, as he saw that the boat "inched along," s in ply moving whilst the oars were dragged through the water; dead still while ttiey were carried back for the next pull. The work would have taxed his man's powers —he had done such work often—much more, therefore, a girl's, however strong and skilled. Alf had too, to increase the actual distance in reaching the channel up to Barton Staitli, so as to avoid the submerged reeds which abound, and also to avoid getting full broadside to the gale. "You are getting fagged," Dare said at lrr.t. "No, it's all right; we're in the cliar nel now." She pulled on doggedly. All the wa.y across she had scarcely spoken, for such hard row ing needs one's breath husbanded all the time—a solid forty minutes from start to finish. The rolls of distant thunder and gleams of sheet lightning had increased, but the latter served them well in the dark night, es pecially in reaching the staith. "Thank goodness! —here we urc," Alf said, as with one last long pull that ran the boat up alongside the rude landing place, she shipped her sculls and sat still, whilst Dare sprang ashore and lashed the painter to an iron ring in the ground, then held out his right hand to her. "You urc dead fagged, I'm afraid,' lie said, anxiously, as she stepped out, boat-hook in hand. "Only a bit tired," said she, pluekily, "though it was tough, I'll allow, and I've been a good way to-day. Don't you worry about me. I'm all right, thanks." For, of course, he took her boat-hook and offered his arm, which she took in tactful courtesy, and so feeling quite like old comrades already iii DEFTLY lUU XI) IT WITH LINEN. they walked on to the farm, where her relatives and the landlady received both with acclamation. They had been so anxious, alike for Alf and the new lodger who had arrived and gone out in their absence. Ilow odd that Alf should have come to the re cue— how fortunate! Of course, he must be their guest to supper. And Alf, after examining his wrist, said it was only a strain, and deftly bound it with linen soaked in arnica, and promised that in two or three days he should "pull to kingdom come if he liked." ■ lie didn't do that exactly, but it is needless to saj that the fraternisation begun i*i sutli a gale went on in glor | ious sunshine—metaphorically, at any rate —and the happiest thr.*e weeks went by, the married couple—Al fs sis ter and brother-in-law—fishing, the un wedded couple in their boat, "all over the broads like regular water-birds," declared the landlady of the farm. One evening when after dark they landed at the staith, after a long stiff puff, both rowing, A If, as she stepped ashore to his side, said, laughingly: "Well, Rex, this time it was really 'a long pull, a strong pull and a pull all together.'" "For life, Alf?" finished Dare, and stole his arm round her waist, bending down. "Oh, Rexl—yes, for life, then," whis pered Alf. —Reason to Re Proud.—Mr. Chestnut t'pruce (native of Philadelphia, but now a resident of New York)—" Yes; I came from Philadelphia, and I'm proud of it, , too." Mr. llarclay Place (patronizing ly)—" Well, you should tk>. Why, some I people live there all their lives and never even try to get awayl"—Puck. Time Is Money. Merchant—The article is first-clara, ! m;ulum, and at one dollar and a half per yard is very cheap. If we hadn't ! got four months' time on it—if we ; hadu't bought it on credit— we couldn't sell it to you at that price. If we had pai l cash, it would coat you two dollar, a yard, madam. Mrs. Yerger —Yes, I know, it must be j cheaper to buy on time. My Itu .band always tells me to purchase all I can get on credit. I think I'll take sixteen yards, unci you can charge it to Col. I Yerger.—Texas Sittings. It Was Colo rod at Last. "Where in blazes is my meerschaum pipe?" asked Mr. Meauwell, prowling around his library angrily. "Here it is, dear," replied Mrs. Meanwell, offering him a dark colored object. "You know i knew how long you'd been trying to color it and how anxious you were about it, and so to day I went to work and painted it beautifully with oils and a little gild ing. I knew you'd be glad!"— Chicago Record^ In the Cause of Charity. Spokesman of Relief Committee— Now, Mr. Pilllmrger, the wealthy mer chants are assisting us in our work, not only by contributions, but, some of them, by selling the necessaries of life, such as tea, bread, coal and wood, at cost. What can you do for us? I'illburger (the druggist)— You viU find me ready to help der unemployed. Put me down as der man vat sells host age stamps at gost!—Puck. A Regular Tiling. The Hostess (apologetically at luncheon) This being Friday, Mr. Castleton, we don't have as much as on other days. Castleton—Neither do I, as a rule. The Hostess—Why, do you fast on Friday because you think it right todo Castleton (going)—Oh, no. Because I'm broke.—N. Y. Herald. Trusting to Signa. He (to himself, in a dark corner of the conservatory)— She has sat by my side for half an hour without saying a word. I will hesitate no longer. "A woman is silent with the man she loves," says Ovid. She loves ine, and I will- She (suddenly)—Oh, 1 beg your par don, sir. I really believe I have beer asleep. -N. Y. Weekly. A Conscientious Professor. Judge—Have you hypnotized the prisoner? Professor—l have. „ "Well, what are you waiting for?" "I am waiting for you to decide whether I shall make him confess that he did it, or make him confess that he didn't."—N. Y. Weekly. At t.lin Torture show. Lecturer—Another torture was to sprinkle the sole of the foot with salt and let the lion lick it off. The lion has the roughest tongue in the world. Auditor—Ah! You don't know my mother-in-law!— Hallo. Rapid Progreiii "How is Johnny getting along with his writing?" asked the fond parent. "Rapidly," replied the teacher. "1 think he is already competent to write his own excuses."—lndianapolis Jour nal. Mnrrbgo for Spit \ "She married to spite somebody, I believe." "Whom? Do you l:.uo\v'.'" "I don't know: but it looks as if i were her husband."—Texas Siftings. Canine and To?inn. "I don't li'.o cats," said the lawyer, as be kicked his u ife's tabby out of his way. "Strange you rhouhl dislike anything in the fee line."—Hallo. "'.iy ami i A&riiln. —Before v • were married you used to call me ir- angel. lie -And now I svi h you were one. Isn't that jut ms well?— Truth. We ; Verne l. She 1.11 what thereto apper.u'ng, V. .:h t : ; 'I ,wo Ifr rn trio J smde.-i .eulslyi . takes the reins. _ —Llf4 AT; rsAi'STkTi VTKI IIYMN. -\r , I /! '■ rJi 11 i'"l U? W# 1.. ; v,* \ p^pKBDL Brown I'it"! .!• i:h?istening of the twins •:<> <..' ;••!f ri; lit? Mr •'• .'• \ ••.; 1 lit J didn't like ! the hyn.:i t!i ' < 'r : nr.g. Brow a Wl- a uil they sing? ? !'■ i'upp'i ' ..I there's ir.oiv to follow." I n •k.o iv. tic-.; r- m 1.1. n . if, t' c i c. f rtcnniu-ht? I iv. I: / : a - 1 i a Why !• .. . 1 I I.• • • t ra :v nr.TO. M t ia.c t!i.,-1 u xic m i*i b • S '.nth? —II :r. i* . ••. | £l ! bii>• Cu .rr •.? Jtidg' Von ... at :i divorce from your wlfo I-.* a i e s't • o narr Is. you say. Was tv r 1. * i i. v. i t > quarrel lief ore you married h< r? llu .hand--Why, judge, she was the sop-iino in a volunteer choir for twelve year.-,!— Yon leers Statesman. IIU K:.rus-. Mrs. Bingo (at Mrs. King*ley's din ner, to Bobbie) —Bobbie, I am ashamed of you. You are eating 1 like a pig. Bobbie (between mouthfuls) Well, mamma. I don't get away from home very often. —Brooklyn Life. Useful. "Why in the world do you want to get your daughter a violin, Jawson? She is not musical, is she?" "Not at all; but violins have chin rests!"—Truth. cr? viixa cidrooM. A I ..il l :*'i:C A ;:ir .i 11! o* ".:r.iark u>)le All ra i he it ;. I ha 1 set my heart upon having such an apartment, and fortunately the pa per of my room was a neutral tint. Not being 1 satisfied with the border I bought two pieces of a decided blue paper at a cost of forty cents. This I cut in half, the paper being- too wide to suit my idea. I then pasted it over the old border, being- careful that the edg-e of iny blue paper should touch the edg-e of the ceiling-, and this I fin ished with a narrow g-ilt border which I pasted on the ceiling-. A carpet cov ered the floor, as the boards were un equal in width. I procured from the manufacturers a plain bedstead, bureau, wardrobe with nickel-plated knobs and locks, and two of the plainest kitchen chairs, without painting* or finishing- of any kind. I g-ave each piece in the set two coats of blue paint and a coat of var nish, and had the g-lass in the bureau ehaug-ed to French plate. An old wicker rocking- chair was painted white and ornamented with pink and blue ribbons. The bedspread and bolster case were made from ordinary twelve-cent scrim, having- baby ribbon run through the lace stripes. The stationary washsta/id was hidden by a common three-fold screen. The cover ing- for Ihis, as was also the window drapery and chair cushions, was of fine China silk of pink and blue. The shade for the standing- lamp, made from crinkled paper, the bureau scarf and g-love case were all of the shades of pink arid blue. The beauty of this room, completed at a cost of seventy five dollars, can hardly be imagined.— Laurie Duckett, in Ladies' Home Jour nal. NEEDLEWORK BAGS. Very Pret'y Ones May I'o Made at a Trillins; Expense. Embroidery companions, besides ful filling the mission implied by the name, are made to grace the room in the shape of sachet bags. The triangular fancy is intended only for light needle work. It is made of chamois, nine inches square, embroidered with single blossoms and sprigs of forget-me-nots in pale blue ribbon work. Line with crinoline above a layer of scented sheet-wadding, and face with gathered klue satin. The gathered lining is ex tended and turned down an inch !ia i w . IjM* h NEEDLEWORK JJAOS. yond the chamois, forming a frill. The square is then folded diagonally, and the two sides are joined to make a tri angular bag*. In the corners arc fa i t e.nod tassels made of the remaining bits of leather, cut into narrow strips, and tied together with blue rope silk. A blue, ribbon for hanging completes this creation in popular blue and yel low. A design for larger pieces of fancy work is made of French satine. A prac tical size-is one yard long, and half the width of the goods, before sewing up. slip over a large bone ring. Fold in the middle,* sew the bottom and each side, leaving an opening at either top side. The satine should have a floral figure in bold design. With fine gold thread, outline each figure, fish-scaling or darning some of the petals and leaves entirely. Fine gilt rope, dou bled and twisted, is made into tassels as a finish.—Anna Ilinrichs, in Rural New Yorker. COLORS OF FLOWERS. An Easy Method of Preserving Them foi tin Indefinite Period. It is over a quarter of a century since the following*appeared in the Harden ers' Monthly. Coining* hack again to America after its long travel, it is still worth republishing. "The following ancient method, which comes from America as new, may be worth repeating and trying: Take very fine sand, wash it perfectly clean, and when dry sift it through a fine sieve into a pan. When the sand is deep enough to hold the flowers in an upright position, take some more sifted sand and carefully cover them. A spoon is a good thing to take for this, as it fills in every chink and cran ny without breaking or bending the leaves. When the pan is filled solidly, leave the flowers to dry for several days. It is a good plan to warm the sand in the oven before using it, as the flowers will then dry more thoroughly. In taking the sand off. great care must be taken not to break the leaves, as they are now dry and brittle. Pansies preserved in this way will keep their shape and brilliancy of color all win ter, and many other flowers can he equally successfully treated any thing, in fact, where the full pressure of the sand comes on both sides of the leaf; otherwise they will shrivel. To fill in flowers with cup-lilce shapes it is better to lay them on the sand, and with small spoon fill in and around each flower. Ferns when preserved in this way have a more natural look than when pressed, and the maiden hair fern looks almost as well as when it is freshly gathered." I or Sprains or Strains. Vinegar and water, in equal proper tions, and as hot as can be borne, is a j physician's remedy for outward appli i cation in cases of sprain or strain. few.— 7 LEIIIGII VALLEY fyfoj..< RAILROAD. ARRANGEMENT OF PASSENGER TRAINS. Fi:H. 11, 1804. LEAVE FREELANI). <5 05, 825, 9 33. 10 4! n in. 1:* r , 2 27, lit-. 155, 5 50, t; 58, 7 12, H 47 JO 40 p in, lor Drifton, Jeddo. Lumber Yard, Stockton and Uu/letoii. (105, 8 25. !oil a in, 135, 5145, 455p m. for Munch Chunk, Allentown, Bethlehem, i'hila., Euston mid New York. 0 05, II 10 41 am, 2 2 , 4 55, 6 58 p m, for Mahunoy City, Shenandoah and I'ottgviile. 7 26, 10 50 a in, 11 50, 434 p m, (via Highland branch dor White Haven, (lien Summit, Wilkes llarre, Pittston and L. ami 15. Junction. SUNDAY TRAINS. 11 40 a m and 3 45 p in for Drifton, Jeddo, f.ura tier \ aid anil lhr/Jeton. 345 nm tor Delano. Mahano.v City, Shenan doah. New York and Philadelphia. ARRIVE AT FREELANI). 5 50, 7 is, 7 2(5, li Hi, 10 50, 11 59 a in, I:.' 58, 3 I 51, (158, 8137, 10 52 pin. l'rom lla/.leton, Stock ton, I umber Yard, .leddo and Drifton. 7 20, 11 ill, 10 56 am, 1-5, I :u, or.s, iu :jg ~ m , from Delano, Mahano.v City and Shenandoah tvia New lloston branch). 12 58, 5 40, S :57,10 02 pm, from New York, Eas tou, Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Allentown and Munch Chunk. 9 HI, 10 50 a m, 12 58, 5 40, 0 58. 8 517, 10 552 p m, from Eastern, i'hila-, bethlcheiu and Maueh i hunk. 9 33, 10 41 am, 2 27, 58 p m Irom White Haven, Glen Summit, Wilkes-burro, i'ittston and L. and i). Junction (via Highland branch). 11 81 a in and 881 p m, from Hazleton, Lum ber Yard, Jcddo and Drifton. 11 81 a m from Delano, lla/.leton, Philadelphia and East on. 8 81 p m I rom Delano and Muhanoy region. For further information inquire of Ticket A genu. ("HAS. S. LEE, Geu'l Pass. Agent, I'hila., l'a. b. H. WILBUR, Gen. Supt. East. Dir., A. W. NONNEMACHKB, Ass t (1. P. A.. South Bethlehem, Pa. HTIIE DELAWARE, SUSQUEHANNA AND JL SCHUYLKILL RAILROAD. Time table In effect September 3, 1893. Trains leave Drifton for Jeddo, Eekley, Hazlo Brook, Stockton, Beaver Meadow Road, lloan and lla/.leton Junction at 600, ti 10 am, 12 10. 4 09 p m, daily except Sunday, unci 7 U3 a m, 2 38 p m, Sunday. Trains leave Drifton for II urwood. Cranberry, Tniuhickcu and Deringer at 0 <X) a m, 12 10 p m, daily except Sunday; and 7 03 a in, 238 p m, Sunday. Trains leave Drifton for Oneida Junction, ITarwoed Road, Humboldt Load, Oneida una Sheppton at 0 10 a m, 12 TO, 4 0: p m, daily except Su MI iu \; and 708 am, 2 ; pm, Sunday. Trains leave Ifn/'eb n J unci ion for Harwood, Cranberry, 'J'omhieken and J.'eringer atti37 a in. ! -Hi p in, dully except Sunday; uid 8 17 a in, 4 18 p in. Sunday. Trains leave Hazleton Junction for Oneida Junction, Harwood Road, llurnboldt ik><id, Oneida and ; hepptnn at (i 47, 10 a in, 12 -10, 439 p n,. daily except Sunday; and 740 a in, COS p in. Sunday. Tr ins leave Deringer for Tomhiekon, Cran berry, Harwood, lla/.i ton Junction, Roan, Ben\ er Meadow in ad. r i.oektc.il, lla/.le Brook, Kekley, Jcddo and Dril'tou at. 2 40, (>O7 p m, daily except Sunday; mid 037 a in, 507 p ni. Sunday. Trains leave Sheppton lor htcidn, Humboldt bond, Harwood Road, Oneida Junction, liazle ron Junction a d UOUH at 7 52, It' 111 a in, 1 15, 5 25 p in, daily except Sunday; and 814 a in, 3 4o p m, Sunday. Trains leave Sheppton for Beaver Meadow Road, Stockton, llnzlo brook, Eekley, Jeddo and Drifton at It) la a m. 5 25 p m, daily, except Sunday; and 8 14 a m, :• . • p m, Sunday. Trains leave Ha/Jet on Junction l'or Beaver Meadow Road, .Stockton, lla/.le brook, Eekley, Jeddo an.ITTMI 10-i at 1038 a ni. 3 11, 5 47, 688 P in, daily, except Sumiaj ; and 10 08a iu, 5 38 p in, Sunday. All trains connect at Ilazleton Junction with electric ears lor lla/.leton, Jeunesville, Audeu ried and other points en Lehigh Traction Co'*. R. R. Trains leaving Drifton at 610 am, Ilazleton Junction at 9 H) um, and Sheppton at 752 a m, 1 15 p ni, oonncct at (ineida J unction with L. V. R. U. trains east and west. Train leaving Drifton at 6 00 a in, makes con nection at Deringer with I'. R. il. train for Wilkes-Barrc, Sunbury, llun isburg, etc. E.B.COXE, DANIEL COXE, President. Superintendent. ITi I ATE OF 0. A. JOHNSON', late of Post, r J J township, deceased. Letters of uduiim>- trat on upon the above named estate having been grunted to the undersigned, all person indebted to said estate are requested P. MULE payment and those having' claims or demand to present the same, witliout delay l. .. . , < Ims. Orion Siroh, Attorney. Rose M. Johnson, 1-Iceland, l'a \> OTK'K —'J ho auditors ol Foster town>liii> ,t- I C d™!? 1 I ,lf IVH,,,< *ee ol A. Jiude v south IfeiK iton, on M -iirJay, Mnivh I:.'. I MM, at Da in., tor the purpose of auditing the accounts (it ihe township ollieors All parties interested in thuaumuure notified to be present. A. Kudewlck, f W. 15. Koons, -Auditors. Fran k; Solomon,) NO 1 ICE. A meeting of the stockholders ol the Citizens' Kit it k of Freolaiid will b held at the banking Itmise of said hank on Wednesday, April 4, iwu, In.m 10 to II o'clock u. in., to elect directors to servo the ensuing >'7 U - , . ~ H. H. Davis, Cashier. i< rceluud, I'u., March 2, 1894. WANTED. -Twocollectors and canvassers; steady work; good wages guaranteed. Address, box 274, I'ottsville, Pa. BUSINESS BRIEFS. Use Pillsbury's Best XXXX Floor. Parties supplied with ice cream, cakes, etc., by Laubach at reasonable rates. Good complexion, good blood and healthy liver secured by occasionally using Wright's Indian Vegetable Tills. "Orange Blossom" is safe and harm less as llax seed poultice. Any lady can use it herself. Sold by W. W. Grover. Wall paper will be bung at 20c. per double roll from now until March 1. Also all paper reduced from 2 to 10c. per roll at A. A. Bachinan's. The Standard Remedy. From the Burlington, Vr , Free Press. That oil! established cough remedy, Downs' Elixir, still morn than holds its own in I lie public estimation, despite sharp and active com petition. It is a "home remedy," and in this locality needs no words of pruise from its, so well and favorably known is it. It is the standard remedy for coughs, colds and all throat troubles, with great num bers of our people, and llieir continued use and unsolicited recommendation of it speaks volumes in its favor. Hold by Dr. Sibil her. Deafness Cannot be Cured by local applications, as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the car. There in only one way to cure deafness, and that is hy constitutional remedies. Deafness is caused byan inflamed con dition of the mucous lining of the "eustachian tube. When this tube gets inflamed you have a rumbling sound or I imperfect.bearing, and when it isentire i ly closed deafness is the result, and un i less the inflamation can be taken out j and this tube restored to its normal con | dition, hearing will be destroyed for ' ever; nine cases out of ten are caused by eatarrah, which is nothing but an in | flamed condition of the mucous surfaces, i We will give One Hundred Dollars for : any case of deafness (caused by catarrh) tluit cannot he cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free. T. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. I (Jjr Sold by druggists, 75c. CASTOR IA for Infants and Children. *'' Cant ori a is so well adapted to children that I recommend it as superior to any prescription KNOWN to me. 1 ' 11. A. ARCHER, M. D., 221 So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. Y. "The use of ' Castoria 1 is so universal and its merits so well known that it seems a work of supererogation to endorse it. Few are the intelligent families who do uot keep Castoria within easy reach." CARLOS MARTYN, D. D., New York City. Late Pastor Bloomiugdalo Iteforined Church. Tnifi CENTAUR COMPANY, 77 MURRAY STRUCT, New YOR*. ELKHART OARfii&Qi and KftKiESS KFG. GO. ft lßuve sold to comuimera fop *1 year*. v 1 a i,,^;: ¥ J l rHv;;niiiiiiiw jt£s\ £fii fif\ saving ti era the dealer's profit. Wo are the d}lliVM <H!e >t i' -><t I. urgent manufacturers in A.uer- -£? I j j icaselHn./ Vehicles and llarncsajthis way—ship .< > villi. '\V o' p.'fy f p.'fglft both ways ?/ not rutislh"- f Lu. ; , t >rv.^ \:int 1 ..r '! \f? ' ~b-- iio\tngfreo^ r %Vo take all risft of damage in V U I - , •"*'■ WHOTLIAU PR.CES. )})L' /'■ ) / Spring Wagons, s3l to SSO. Guaranteed N0.731, Surrey. cji >/;, enme assell for 9i>oto CBft. Surrey?*, $65 toSIOO No 37. Stirrev Harness. Rttmo as for 8,00 to Top Buggies, crqy '^£l yo.di. *o SIOO. 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For a 1 pronint answer and an honest opinion, write to i Ml N > <V < <l.. who have had nearly lifty yeare' experience in the patent business. Communica tions strictly confldeutlal. A llandhook of In formation concerning Parent* and bow to ob tain them sent. tree. Also a catalogue of mechan ical and scientific books sent free. Patents taken through .Munn & Co. receive special notice in the Scientific American, and I thus are brought, widely before the public with- j out cost to the inventor. This splendid paper, issued weekly, elegantlv illustrated, has by far the i largest cireulutiou of any .• .entitle work in the world. a venr. Miumle copies sent free. Building 1 IM,on. monthly, *i;ioa year. Hinglo ' copies cents. I ivory number contains beau- j tiful plates, in colors, and Photographs of new hous* with \ ".s enabling builders to show tho i laf • ' • . gi;.- .aid aire contracts. Address M| UN A<OH A • VOUK, Jtil BROADWAY. I 0 • B 0 A I I CUKE THAT || Cold I |, AND STOP THAT I II .•f*T>S TA '' i; Cough, r Ik H. Downs' Elixir j | | II WILL DO IT. |j| i i Price, 2.V., ."<k\, and §I.OO per bottle.) | . Warranted. Sold everywhere. | | HIH2J, JOfiBSOSt S LOSS, Treps., Burlineton, Vt. j | | Sold at Schilcher's Drag Store.' Castoria cures Colic, Constipation, Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea. Eructation, Kills "Worms, gives sleep, and promotes di gestion, Without injurious medication. " For several years 1 have recommended your ' Castoria,' and shall always continue to do so as it has invariably produced beneficial results." EDWIN F. PARDEE, M. D., "The Winthrop," 125 th Street and 7th Ave., New York City. , —| i Ripans Tabules | \ Ripans Tabules act gently ■ i but promptly upon the liver, | j stomach and intestines; cure I habitual constipation and dia- | k pel colds, headaches and fevers. • One tabule taken at the first symptom of a return, of indi j gestion, or depression of spir | : its, will remove the whole dif | liculty within an hour. i Ripans Tabules are com pcunded from a prescription : | : used for years by well-known ; physicians and endorsed by ; ! : tlie highest medical authori- i ties. In the Tabules the stand i : aid ingredients are presented : in a form that is becoming the ■ fashion with physicians and patients everywhere. One Box (Six Vials) Seventy-five Cents. One Package (Four Boxes) Two Dollars. Ripans Tabules may be ob tained of nearest druggist; or lv mail on receipt of price. l'or free sample address RIPANS CHEMICAL CO. HEW YORK. Wheeler & Wilson 3STE-W HIGH ARM No. 9. 1)1 PLEX SEWING MACHINE. SEWS EITHER CHAIN OR LOOK STITCH. j The light tut running, most durable and most mpuhir machine in the world. i Scud for cat.i logiit'. Agents wanted. Beat goods. Best terms. Address Wheeler & Wilson Mfg. Co., I Plilludcliihia, Pu.