v..-4. •,-r we^^-:^
"Dying, yet not ill! You speak In
It Is *11 a riddle to me," said the
Pbyrtcian "perhaps you can solve it.
^te has committed suicide—that is, he
hu made an attempt on his life, but
he has not Quite succeeded."
"He was rery foolish," remarked the
earl. Even the fact that his confiden
tial steward had attempted to destroy
hi* own life seemed to him a matter of
leas moment than the fact that his
crtts loved him.
DP. Randall looked uneasily at the
*May I speak on a private matter?"
"Certainly," was the quick reply. "I
&ave no secrets from my relative, Sir
cannot quite understand it," con
tinued the doctor. "Tliey sent for me.
and when I reached the house I found
that Blantyre had attempted to take
W» life. I will not tell you liow—there
ta no need to add to a list of horrors.
found him dying, not dead he is
dying now. His only cry was for
you, Lord Caraven he wanted to see
"I do not in the least desire to see
fcim," said the earl, quickly. "Frankly
(peaking, doctor, repentant sinners and
•death beds are not much in my line,
could do him no good."
"Perhaps not—yet he gave me no
rest until I had promised to ask you to
®o and visit him—no rest at all. The
etrange part of the story has to come,
Lord Caraven. It was not a poacher
who tired the shot—it was himself. We
teave this time done the poachers an
The doctor was not prepared for the
effect of his words. The earl sprang
trom his chair, rushed across the room
and seized him by the arm.
"Say that again!" he cried. "John
Slantyre fired that shot?"
'ISo he says," replied the doctor. "He
«asped the story out to me in broken
words. 'I always hated her,* he said
tested her and last night I sfiot her
fry the edge of the lake. I shot her
through the heart, and I saw her fall,
"It is impossible!" cried the earl.
Tile man must have been delirious!
il* never saw Lady Hamilton in his
(i£e—'how could he hate her?"
"That is the strangest part of the
said the doctor. "He insists in
saying that he shot Lady Caraven. I
cannot understand the matter?"
fI do," put in Sir Raoul, calmly.
"Blantyre was dismissed at Lady Car
avan's desire, and he swore to be re
venged upon her. This is his revenge
—he has shot Lady Hamilton, believ
ing her to be the countess.
"It is impossible!" repeated the earl.
"They are so different. Lady Hamilton
Is fair, the countess dark—he could not
Suddenly he remembered that it was
ta. the semi-darkness of the night that
•Ihe occurrence had happened, and Lady
Hamilton was wrapped in a silvery
red. Could he have mistaken them?
The doctor shook his head.
"I do not understand—it is, as I have
*aid, a riddle to me. I should certain
ly advise you, Lord Caraven, to see the
aiaa that is the only way to clear up
"There is no mystery," said Sir Iia
*ul. "It is as I say, the man intended
So murder Lady Caraven—by mistake
he has shot Lady Hamilton. How he
aiistook them is perhaps a mystery,
tad that you can solve by going to see
ItSm. Go, Ulric."
''Yes," responded Lord Caraven, "I
will go—I will go with you, doctor, if
foa are ready. Raoul, it would be as
«*ell not to mention this."
**You may rely upon me," said his
The doctor and the earl quitted the
room together. The carriage was or
dered, and they drove at once to Court
They were not long in finding Blan
tyre's house, and before long the earl
stood by the death bed of his late
eteward. The man's dying face was
turned toward him, his dying eyes
g$e*med as they recognized him.
"My lord," he said, "you were always
«ind to me. Her ladyship ruined me
—«he turned me away—and I hated
4mt. I would not harm one hair of
rear head but I have killed her and
am not sorry, I am glad."
"Whom have you killed?" asked the
The dying man glared.
"Whom? The countess of Caraven,
4k* beautiful, proud, imperious woman
«tho, with one wave of her hand, sent
.ruin—I have killed her."
"How did you kill her?" inquired the
A wild laugh came from the man's
I have watched and waited
#«agr a long day. I have stood in the
litgli mad when she passed by, but nev.
jr until the other night did I get one
tfcaace. I could have shot her dead a
fcandred times, but I would not, lest In
IsMag Iter life I took also the life '»f
•M who had never harmed me. 1 hat
ber because she ruined me She
4wp» me from my place, she left me
tmsded as a thief amongst my fellow
«wn, «h3 left me without character,
-tfcsiptt reputation she was my ban
my curse, so I shot her. But I
sssl lis®: -SSC-
BY CHARLOTTE M. BRAE.ME.
am not all bad, and I was sorry when
I saw her fall dead. I came home,
but she followed me she has stood
near me ever since—a woman with
dead eyes, awful to look upon—awful
"Tell me," 6aid the earl, quietly,
"how did you know that it was my
An expression of cunning came over
the dying face.
"I knew her by the scarf—her silver
scarf—she wore it over her arms the
first time I saw her."
"You tried to take a terrible re
venge," said Lord Caraven.
"It has been worse for me," rejoined
the dying man—"a thousand times
worse for me. I went five times after
five different situations, and on each
occasion it was flung scornfully in my-,
face that I had been dismissed from
Ravensmere. When I found that I
was ruined, I swore that I would kill
her ladyship, and I have done it."
"Thank heaven you have not," said
the earl, hastily. "I am thankful to say
that your murderous shot never reach
ed my wife. The lady you have in
jured is a stranger to you—Lady Ham
ilton s1 1 had thrown Lady Caraven's
scarf over her shoulders—hence the
(for me) fortunate mistake."
The look on the dying man's face
was terrible to see—the fiendish disap
pointment, the bitter hatred.
"Then I have not killed her after
all," he cried.
"No you have wounded an innocent
lady, a stranger to you—that is all my
dear wife you have not injured."
"And I sent for you believing that
she was dead, dreading lest an innocent
man should suffer for my deed, longing
also that you should know I had taken,
"I can only thank heaven you have
failed," said the earl.
John Blantyre raised himself the
hatred, the bad passions in the dying
face were terrible to see.
"Tell her," he cried, "I am sorry I
did not kill her tell her that she
ruined me and that I hate her for it
tell her that I sent her my curse, and
that after I had cursed her I nevee
opened my lips again."
He fell back exhausted, and he
kept his word. Never again were his
lips opened in mortal speech. The
earl tried, Sir Raoul left his sick room
to try to soften and persuade him,
gentle, low voiced women knelt by his
side, a grave minister pleaded with him
—it was all in vain, after that one ter
rible curse his lips were mute and
dumb, whether so stricken by heaven
or whether the result of his anger and
disappointment no one ever knew he
died in obstinate, sullen silence.
When the last scene was over, the
earl, who had remained with him to
"AWFUL TO SEE I"
the end, returned to Ravensmere. John
Blantyre's crime and suicide had sad
dened him inexpressibly.
"How I wish that I could live my life
over again," he thought—"I would act
differently but, as that is impossible,
I must make the most of the time that
He was more saddened and unhappy
than he ever remembered to have been
in his life before. He sought Sir Ra
"I am quite out of spirits today," he
said "let me talk to you, Raoul. This
death of Blantyre has been a shock
to me that I shall never get over. I
feel as though I am to blame for it, all
through my negligence and want of
looking after people/'
"You have been to blame," agreed
Sir Raoul. "I do not deny that. But
your indulgence ought not to have
made him a thief."
The earl sat down he laid his head
back with a tired, wearied expression.
"How my life has changed, Raoul!"
he said. "I seem suddenly to4 have
grown into a man, wiser, sadder, than
I had ever thought to be. One thing
above all others puzzles me—how could
I have been so blind or so foolish as
thus to misjudge her?"
"Misjudge whom?" asked Sir Raoul.
"Hildred. Oh, I forgot I did not tell
you that! You believed of coarse that
slie had been sent for?"
"Certainly I did," replied Sir Raoul,
in amazement. "Was it not so?"
"No—that is the worst part of my
trouble. There is no truth In tt. I
sent her away myself.'
"You sent Hildred away!' echoed Sir
Raoul, slowly." "What do you
"I told her that she matt
ter my doors again. Mow find tlut
tt is all a mistake."
Sir Raoul tried'to be patient, but it
was very difficult.
"I do not in the least fi&deratftnd
what you mean, Ulric. Why did you
send Hildred away, and what was a
"I shrink from telling you. Upon my
honor, I am ashamed of myself, ba
you know, I positively belktved Hil
dred had done this deed—I believed she
had shot Lady Hamilton."
An expression of deepest contempt
came over Sir Raoul's face.
"I should never have imagined such
a thought would enter your breast," he
said, Indignantly. "I speak plainly to
you, Ulric, as I haVe never done before
—your wife is wasted on you—she is
a thousand times too good for you.
She is one of the noblest, truest, purist
women under the sun. You—Jf you
could so misjudge her—are to be pitied.
Hildred capable of murder? Heaven
give me patience! I could not have
believed you would entertain such an
idea. I could not have imagined that
you were so utterly devoid of reason."
"Listen, Raoul—do not judge me
quite so harshly. You do not know alL
Let me tell you my story and with
out further discussion the earl related
the whole history.
Sir Raoul listened in silence.
"What can I do?" asked the earl,
humbly, when he had told all.
"Whither have you sent her?" was
the stern inquiry.
"To her father's house," replied the
"Then I will tell you what to do. Go
as fast as steam can take you, and ask
her pardon. She is a noble woman,
she may forgive but," added the sol
dier, frankly, with a flush on his hon
est face, "I declare that if I were in her
place I never would."
The earl took the advice offered him
and went straight off to town.
had refused to see
anyone she had
refused to quit her
1Wfl apartment. The
horror of the
against her over
fV powered her. Could
it be within the
bounds of possibil
ity that she, Hil
dred, Countess of Caraven, would ever
be brought before a public tribunal and
tried for a crime of which she was
perfectly innocent? Her vivid ima
gination ran riot about it. She pic
tured herself in a dark cell. She wept
until from sheer exhaustion she slept.
A knocking at the door aroused her.
"Hildred," called Arley Ransome, "I
wish to see you."
"Papa," said the girl, "I am tired of
the world—tired of my life. Let me
die in peace."
Fearful of the attention of his ser
vants, he went away, returning again
and again with the same entreaty, but
she would not see him. She refused
all food, she never attempted to go to
rest, and at last Arley Ransome grew
alarmed about her. He would not
force open the door—that would cre
ate a Ecandal, and thq notion of scan
dal was as bitter as death to him. It
was with a feeling of Intense relief that
he saw Lord Caraven arrive.
"This is a terrible business," he said.
"My daughter must have been driven
to great extremes before she did this."
"It is all a foolish mistake!" cried
the earl. "Where is she? I want to
"A mistake!" cried the lawyer, with
dignity. Most men would give your
conduct another name, Lord Caraven.
People should be careful before they
make such mistakes."
"Where is Hildred?" cried the earL
"I want to see her at once-."
(To be continued.)
Troubled by Little Things.
The Quaker spirit, at its best, is the
spirit of truth, righteousness and all
embracing charity but sometimes
Quakers, like other people, make too
much of little things, thereby becom
ing, what they loathe, formalists. The
Church Standard tells two anecdotes
illustrating this tendency, in the days
when Friends were accustomed to wear
cocked hats turned up at the sides, one
good Friend bought a hat of this de
scription, without noticing that it was
looped up with a button. He sat one
day in meeting, when he noticed some
looks of curious displeasure. Taking
off his hat, he sijw the reason for the
looks, and then rose and said, "Friends,
if religion consists in a button, I
wouldn't give a button for it." His
sermon was at least understood. A
somewhat similar story is told of an
influential Friend who, on his way to
meeting, was caught in a drenching
rain, and borrowed a neighbor's coat.
He seated himself opposite to Jacob
Lindley, who was so much disturbed
by the glittering buttons that "his
meeting did him no good." When tJfs
congregation rose to depart, he felt
constrained to go up to the Friend whp
had so much troubled him and Inquire
why he had so grievously departed
from tlie simplicity enjoined upon
members of their society. The good
man looked down upon his garment*
and quietly replied, "I borrowed ths
coat because my own was wet and in
deed, Jacob, I did not notice what but
tons were on it." Jacob shook bis
hand warmly, and said, "Thou art a
better Christian than I am, and will
le^rn of thee." Jaceb was rlgfct, H»
had been paying too much attention
to the "mint, anise and cntijaifn** of
Stumps—"fWw wefl you're looking
tUs mornln', Beanef Doon»
D69BT looked better to oar Oik Vm
looKng for a man who mn
v:-#RESCiiB OF THX
In the Senate.
Washington, Feb. 11. Throughout
nearly the entire session of the senate
yesterday the Philippine tariff bill was
under consideration. Mr. Turner of
Washington concluded his speech be
gun last Friday on the legal and con
stitutional phases of the Philippine
question. He held, in the main, that
as the Filipinos had established an in
dependent government in the islands
prior to the fall of Manila, the United
States, under the principles of interna
tional law, had no right in the islands.
Mr. Teller of Colorado took the floor
to deliver a speech on the pending
measure, but had scarcely Introduced
his argument before he requested that
he be allowed to continue his address
In tlie House.
General,.debate on the oleomargarine
bill was closed yesterday. The friends
of the bill have decided to offer an
amendment to make the 10 per cent tax
apply to oleomargarine in imitation of
butter, "of any shade pf yellow." The
amendment is designed to meet the
charge of the opponents of the bill that
without this amendment the language
of the bill mis ht be .construed to abso
lutely prohibit the sale of oleomargar
Washington. Feb. 12.—A stirring de
bate on the general Philippine question
was precipitated in the senate late yes
terday, the ptifccipal participants be
ing Mr. Piatt of Connecticut and Mr.
Hoar of Massachusetts. Mr. Teller of
Colorado had eohcluded for the day his
argument against the enactment of the
pending Philippine tariff bill. In re
sponse to some statements he had made
Mr. Piatt directed the senate's attention
to the situation in the islands, as he
viewed it, maintaining that great prog
ress was being made by the government
ia subduing the insurrection. I-Ie re
ferred to the elections for municipal of
ficers in various cities of the islands
and to the establishment of schools
for the education of Filipino children.
Mr. Hoar ridiculed the statements of
Mr. Piatt and in a fecetious vein ad
verted to the efforts of the American
government to control the Filipino peo
ple. The remarks of the Massachu
setts senator aroused Mr. Piatt, who
delivered a notable speech, in the
course of which he referred to Mr.
Hoar in pretty sharp terms.
Early in the day the senate passed a
joint resolution submitting a constitu
tional amendment changing the times
of presidential inaugurations and the
termination and commencement of
congresses from March 4 to the last
Thursday of April.
In tlie House.
The voting on the amendments to the
oleomargarine bill in the house yes
terday indicated a considerable change
of sentiment .since last congress when
the. bill had 10G majority, and that the
opposition to the measure has gained
strength. While the passage of the bill
is not endangered, it is not likely that
the majority, when the final vote is
taken, will exceed 30. The opposition
was strong enough in committee of the
whole to adopt two important amend
ments, one providing that nothing in
the act should be construed to prevent
the manufacture and sale of oleomar
garine in any state for consumption
entirely M-ithin such state, and the oth
er to provide for the inspection and
branding of renovated or process but
ter. Considerable feeling was injected
into the proceedings toward the close
of the session.
In (lie Honxe.
Washirgton, Feb. 13.—The house yes
terday passed the oleomargarine bill.
Thace was no division on the final pass
ago, the real test of the strength hav
ing been made on a motion to recom
mit. which was defeated by a majority
of 31. The provision to require the in
spcctioi. and branding of renovated
butter, which was adopted in commit
tee of the whole Tuesday, was retained
yesterday on the aye and nay vote. As
finally passed, the bill is somewhat
modified from the form in which it was
rep rtert from the committee on agri
culture It makes oleomargarine or
imitation butter or cheese transported
into any slate or territory for use, sale
or consumption therein, subject to the
laws of such states or territories, not
wiihstanding that it may be introduced
in original packages, and imposes a
tax of 10 cents per pound on oleomar
garine made in imitation of "butter of
any shade of yellow." When not made
in such imitation the tax is reduced to
one-fourth of 1 cent per pound. The
second section is intended to prevent
dealer.?, hotel proprietors, restaurant
and boarding house keepers from col-,
oring- the uncolored article. The new
section relating to the inspection and
branding of renovated butter is as fol
"That the secretary of agriculture is
hereby' authorized and required to
caus._ a rigid sanitary inspection to be
made from time to time, and at such
times as he may deem necessary, of all
factories and storehouses where butter
is renovated and all butter renovated
at such places shall be carefully in
spected in the same manner and to the
same extent and purpose that meat
products are now inspected. The quan
tity and quality of butter renovated
shall be reported monthly. All reno
vated butter shall be designated as
such by marks, brands arid labels and
the words 'renovated butter' shall be
printe.l on all packages thereof in such
manne as may be prescribed by the
secretary of agriculture and shall be
sold only as renovated butter. No ren
ovated butter shall be shipped or trans
ported from one state to another, or to
foreign countries unless inspected as
provided by this section
War claims occupied the attention of
the house after the passage of- the
oleomargarine bill and the day was
made notable for the passage of the
first bill for the payments of claims
of United States citizens arising out of
the Spanish war. It carries something
over $55,000 for the- payment W 202
claims, for property, taken within the
Un^e Slates for the use of thi army.
An omnibus bill carrying claims aggre
gating $2,114,558 for stores and supplier
taken from loyal citizens during the
Civil war also passed.
with the exception of ia sharp dash
between Mr. Lodge and Mr. Patterson
over the matter of admission of repre
sentatives of the press to the lnvestlga^
tion which the Philippine 'commission
is conducting the Philippine tariff bill
dispusBiou in the senate yesterday was
quiet. Mr. Teller occupied the atten
tion of the senate during the greater
part of the session and has not yet
concluded his speech.
In the Home,
Washington. Feb. 14.—The house yes
terday unanimously adopted a resolu
tion proposing an amendment to the
Constitution of the United States for
the election of senators by direct popu
lar vote. There was no demand for
time to debate the resolution. This is
the fourth time the house has adopted
a similar resolution. Two bills of gen
eral importance were passed by the
house, the remainder of the time be
ing devoted to minor business. One
was a senate bill to provide for the
payment of the claims of Confederate
officers and soldiers, whose horses, side
arms and baggage were taken from
them by Union soldiers contrary to the
terms of the surrender of Lee and
Johnson's armies. The amount to' be
paid under the bill was limited to ?50,
000. The other bill was to confer o*» the
Spanish claims commission authority
to send for persons and papers and vo
pun'th for contempt.
Iu tlie Senate.
While no definite agreement has been
reached, a vote on the Philippine tariff
bill ir the senate seems to be in sight.
Ir appears likely, judging ft'om a dis
cussion late in the day's session that
the vote may be had next week, al
though the matter yet is involved in
some uncertainty. Mr. Teller of Colo
rado coi-cluded his speech yesterday.
He urged strongly that the' Philippines
be given the fullest possible measure of
self-government, the United States
simply maintaining a protectorate over
th islMids. He said he would prefer
that this government should withdraw
absolutely and without condition from
the archipelago than that the present
war should be continued.
Latest Quotation* From Grain and
Live Stocke Centers
St. Paul, Feb. 15. Wheat No. 1
Northern, 74 75c No. 2 North
ern, 73 74c. Corn No. 3 yellow,
57 [email protected] No. 3, [email protected] l-2c. Oats—No. 3
white, 43 3-4 44 l-4c No. 3, 42 1-4 0
Minneapolis, Feb. 15. Wheat—No. I
hard, 77c: No. 1 Northern, 74 3-4 &
751-4'.. No. 2 Northern, 74 74 l-4c.'
Corn—No. 4, 52€'''54c No. 3 yellow, 56©
56 l-2c. Oats—No. 3 white, [email protected]
No 4 white, [email protected] l-4c. Barley—No. 4,
53#63c. Rye—No. 2, 55 [email protected]
Duluth, Feb. 15.—Wheat—Cash, No.
1 hard, 7?c No. 1 Northern, cash
an.t to arrive, 75c May, 77c July,
7Sl-2o: No. 2 Northern, 721-2c No. 3,
7Dl-2c Manitoba, cash, 73c May,
751-2: No. 2, 69 3-4c flax, cash,
$1.6} 1-2, to arrive, $1.70 May, $1.73
corn. Gil-2c rye, 55 l-2c barley, 49©
Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 15. Flour is
firm. Wheat higher No. 1 Northern,
7'! l-2?f77c No. 2 Northern, [email protected] May,
7'3 G-Sc. Rye steady No. 1, 61c.
Barley firm No. 2, 64 641-2c
sample, [email protected] 3-4c. Oats steady No. 2
whit 46c. Corn—May, 62 l-4c.
Chicago, Feb. 15.—Cash Wheat—No.
2 red, [email protected] No. 3 red, [email protected]
No. 2 hard winter, 761*f8c No. 3 hard
winter, [email protected] No. 1 Northern spring,
[email protected] No. 2 Northern spring, 75077c
No. 3 spring, [email protected] Corn—No. 3, 59c.
Oats—No. 2, 43 l-4c No. 3. 42 [email protected]
Sioux City, Iowa, Feb. 15.— Cattle
Beeves, $4 5.85 cows, bulls and
mixed, $2 5 stockers and feeders,
$3 4.50: yearlings and calves, $3 4.
$5.S0t'6.20 bulk, [email protected]
Chicago, Feb. 15. Cattle Good to
prime steers, [email protected] poor to medi
um. $4 6 stockers and feeders,
[email protected] cows, $1.25^2.25 heifers,
[email protected] canners, [email protected] bulls,
[email protected] calves, $31(7.25 Texas fed
steers, $4 5.50. Hogs Mixed and
butchers. $5.90 6.40 good to choice
heavy. $6.30®6.45 rough heavy, $5.95®
6.20 light, [email protected] bulk of sales,
$5.P0(f''t!.2U. Sheep, [email protected] lambs,
South St. Paul, Feb. 15. Cattle
Fancy butcher steers, $5.50'tf0.10 prime,
[email protected] good to choice, $4.401(4.90: com
mon to fair, [email protected] fancy butcher
cows and heifers. [email protected]: prime,
S3.75??4.15 good to choice, $3.15rC3.70
common to fair, $2.60?'-3.10 canners and
cutters, [email protected] good to choice
butcher bulls, [email protected] common and
bolcgna bulls. [email protected] good to choice
veals, $4.50'S'5.25 common to fair, $3.50
@4.25: good to choice feeding steers,
[email protected] common to fair, $2.50i3.35
good to choice stock steers, $3 & 3.60
common to fair, [email protected] good to
choice steer calves, [email protected] common
to fair, $2.50'.&'2l.70 good to choice stock
cows and heifers, $2.751(3 common to
fair, [email protected] good to choice heifer
calves, [email protected] common to fair, $2.25W
2.50 stock and feeding bulls, $2,251^2.75
good to choice milch cows and spring
ers, [email protected] common to fair. $251030.
Hogs—Underweights and light, $5.25
@5.95 mixed and butchers, $5.65r(#6.20
heavy, $5.75!i6.25 boars, [email protected] stags,
$4.501i4.75 pigs, $4,503/5.15.
Sheep—Fancy iambs, $5.25?#5.60 good
to choice fat lambs, [email protected] fair to
good, [email protected] feeding lambs, $3.25(04.25
thin buck lambs, [email protected] good to choice
young withers, $4.25®4.60 good to choice
heavy wethers, [email protected] fair to good
wethers, [email protected],25 good .to choice fat
ewes, medium weight, [email protected] heavy
weights, [email protected] fair to good, [email protected]
common killers, [email protected] good to choice
stock and feeding, ewes, [email protected] fair
to good, $2§2.25 common to old
"skates," $1 2.. Western Feeders
Lambs, [email protected] ewes, [email protected] wethers,
[email protected] 1
•, FIGHT IN THE STREETS.
Qnnrrel End* In Shooting In Which
Two Are Fatally Injured.
Richmond, Ky., Feb. 15.—A sensa
tional battle occurred in the streets
here yesterday between Jim Estill,
Leslie Estill and Shelton Chambers, as
the result of which Leslie Estill and
Chambers will probably die. Chambers
w,is twice wounded once in the abdo*
men and. once in the breast.' Leslie
Esti.l received three of. the balls from
Chambers' revolver. Jim Estill came'•
out of the fight without a scratch. The
men were drinking and quarreled about
a' trivial matter, Revolvers were
drawn' and fifteen shots were fired in
the fusillade that followed. Th? affalr
createl intense excitement. I
BEPOXEUE TOOK y^QCUITS
Ma CooM Wot tiwah Hi* WU*1
a a a W
to* a u*|."
So writes our esteemed friend Mr.
Frank Chambers of 9 Bannett street,
Chiswick: "For over two years I rfuf.
fered agonies from indigestion and be
came reduced to a mere shadow of
stalwart self. I would return homs
from my business feeling so that
I could hardly drag one leg after the
other. My «dear wife did all «he pes
slbly could to tempt me with dainty
dishes, and as I entered the house I
sniffed and thought: 'Oh, how good I
know I can eat that!' But alas! no
sooner had I eaten a few mouthfuls,
when I felt sick severe pains shot
through my chest and shoulder
my eyes swam and everything seemed
black, I became alternately hot and
cold, and got up from such a dainty,
dinner heartily sick of living, and feel*
lng I was a sore trial to everybody. I
may mention that I was also very mueh
troubled with scaly skin, and often
boils. But one evening I Noticed my
wife seemed more cheerful than usual. I
questioned her and found she had been
reading a pamphlet she had received
of men afflicted just as I was, and who
had been cured by Vogeler's Com
pound. Said she, 'What gives me
moro faith in it is that it is made from
the formula of an eminent physician
now in active practice iu tfte West End
of London, so 1 am sure it is no quack
thing.' 'Ali right, dear, let's have a
bottle,' said I. After\ taking the con
tents of the first bottle, I felt very
much better, and determined to give
this remedy a fair trial, and I can pos
itively assure you that a few bottles
made a new man of me. I can sle?p
well, eat anything, and thoroughly en
jjy life. I have told several of my
friends whom I knew were' suffering
the same as myself, ana they all wish
me to say that they are like new mei\.
I sincerely bless the great physician
who gave you the formula of Vogeler's
Curative Compound, and also your**
selves for making its virtues known to
a suffering public."
Tho proprietors (The St. Jacob's Oil.
Ltd., Baltimore) will send a sample
free to any one writing to them and
mentioning this paper.
"Sunday Opening" Up to Date.
It was the young daughter of an East
Side saloonkeeper, innocent of any th2
ories about "Sunday opening," but per
fectly familiar wit.i the practice. She
was in her class in the mission Sunday
school, and in course of the catechism
"tjuis:." the question came to her:
"Who made the world?"
"God did," was the prompt answer.
"He made the world in six days, and
was arrested on the seventh."—New
No Jndse of Art.
The seller of pot-boilers came Into the
office of the shrewd broker with the air
of one who is about to sacrifice a price
less treasure. It, was a seascape a
troubled sea beat upon purple rocks,
and, wind-driven gulls wheeled in wfld
circles above the familiar pot-boiler
ship. The seller of pot-boilers looked
upon the treasure long and yearningly.
It could be seen that a grievous strug
gle between art and appetite was rag
ing within him.
"How much do you want for it?" de
manded the shrewd broker.
"One hundred dollars," said the pot
boiler man. "It's giving it away."
"Give you three for it," said the bro
"It's yours," said the pot-boiler man.
"That fellow across the way only of
fered me 5 cents but he ain't no Judge
of art."—New York Evening Post.
A Stronu Statement.
Star, Wis., Feb. 10th.—Mr. Samuel S.
Hook, one of the most highly respected,
residents of this neighborhood, has giv
en a very hearty recommendation to
Dodd's Kidney Pills, a remedy recent
ly introduced here. He says
"I have been a sufferer from Kidney
Disease for some time, and found noth
ing to help me until I began to use
Dodd's Kidney Pills. They gave me al
most immediate relief, and I am now
well. I have recommended them to.
mtny friends, and in every case with
"They are the very best pills for all
kinds of ailments, but especially toi
This is a very strong statement, and.
coining from a gentleman of Mr. Hook's
standing and reputation, it has had a
tremendous influence in Vernon county.
Harriet—Sadie's husband never gets
excited, never fights back, and she sim
ply cannot make him cross.
Estelle—Yes. The horrid thing. He
is simply exasperating.—Brooklyn
In Winter Use Allen's Foot Ease,
a powder. Your feet feel uncomfortable,
nervous, and often cold and damp, If
you have Chilblains, sweating, sore feet
or tight shoes, try Allen's Foot-Ease.
Sold by all druggists and shoe stores,
25c. Sample sent FREE. Address
Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
It is our duty to look always for the
gcod in ourselves and in others, thus
cultivating its development. :"':v
We promise that should yriu use
PUTNAM FADELESS 1JYES and be
dissatisfled from any cause whatever,
to refund 10c for every package.
Monroe Drug Co. Unlonville, Mo.
To kill a spider on one's person
THE CONTENTED FARMER
is the man who never tH failure in oropa.
gets splendid returns' for his labors', and ban
ious advantage*, to
gether with splendid
ollmate and excellent
health. These we give
to the settlers-on the
lands of Western Oh
ads, which compi'
ruttaiiijr lands ot'lfonlttba, Assnibola.AJberte
fnd SMkstofeewan Exceptions! advantages
*nd low.rates of fare are even to these desir
o^ of Inspecting the fslT grant lands. The
handsome forty psce 'Atlis Of Western Cto
•da sentJrre to sllr.applicants/ Applj to R.
Pedle*, Sunerintende2(la»nl(ratlon. Ottawa.
Oanad»: or to Ben Davles, 8ia Jaokson SU, 8*.
Psnl, Kinj^.orT.O. Ourrle,Os!lahiui Btdg..M,J»
... -.-the great strain
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