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t3 R. ADAXS, FmbUakar.
CAPE GIRABDEAU. - MISSOURI
I took ker hand taintaa, aad wkU
I prav thee, chad, tie comforted.
Far ttataela tratsaieeonmoalos.
And Urn wtu cess trjes a daj,
it nay be seas, or tar awsr, . ,.
Wbea an these trials that dismay
WU1 be remembered not,"
' Yet a tin abe wept, the while I somrM
With worde Im holy Putinana bragM
Her wounded spirit to console. ,
Ta the Lord's will be racoaciled.
Aad hear aa hi artr,-w, my child;
By hope and aoaasasca befallee,
Thia load of trtef control." ,
1 tooted all the Paalawlkaew, , .
Recited poems not a few,
I hoped would sweet atrbmlssioa teach;
But realised that all 1 said, -r .
And all the paHaagea.I lead.
Never mice touched or comforted
The hran I loaged te reach.
What stoma I do? In what sweet way
Could I my sympathy convey
To otw-ao overcome with grief?
My prayers bat little had availed, .
Since she as bitterly bewailed.
And ah my beat endeavors failed
To give the least relief.
Powerless la mUifaes sash wee . V
la meek despair I rose to ro.
And, ttrrnuuf. saw her tear-stained face.
It moved my heart with anddea tbrUU
My eyes with tears began to flU, .
And I waa sorrowful until
My steps I could retrace.
I had no thought of prayer or psalm.
Nor voice, indeed, the storm to calm;
So aot a single word I said, 1
But round her waist my arms I threw, .
And gave her Kisses not a few.
And. eh? by many a sign I knew
That she was comforted!
Josephine Pollard, in & S. Times.
Row I Disposed of It and All My
I was by several wears the youngest
of the six children in my father's fam
ily. The others left home while I re
mained to care for onr parents in their
old age. They both died within a few
months of each other, and at the death
of my father and the breaking np of
that household, Robert urjrod that we
be married at once, instead of waiting
a we had planned to da Immediately
after the wedding- we went west and
be (fan life together. He was honest
and industrious, and possessed the love
and confidence of the people among
whom we lived.
One day, when Robert and t had
passed the middle of life and were jog
ging alonir the down hill mad, still nn
conscions that we had started on down
bill, he came home looking pale and
pinched with suffennw. All that win
ter the pain came sometimes, but not
severe enough to convince him that it
One morning in March he came in
looking ill. He would "rest a little be
fore breakfast' In five minutes break
fast was on the tabic and Janie called
him. He did not answer. His hat had
fallen over his eyes and his head had
fallen upon his breast. When we looked
into his face I felt that life had gone
and thai I stood alone in the world.
The shock was a terrible one to my
nervous system, and it was weeks be
fore I rallied so as to be able to look
after my affairs. We were counted, by
the rural people of our neigh borhjod,
as rich people. We had not thonght
of ourselves as such, but we had ranch
more than enough for onr simple
wants. My own inheritance from my
father had been prudently invested
and allowed to accumulate; while Rob
ert's unflagging industry had made for
ns a competence. He had long since
provided that this should all belong to
me at his death, save a few legacies
which be bequeathed to the sons of
bis only brother.
Alas! had my husband foreseen what
all this money would do for me I am
sere he would never have thus bur
dened me. I had the misfortune to
bear a very mild manner. My hus
band's nephews mistook this for weak
ness of will. They each claimed at
once the right of caring for Aunt Mai
Tiny. Robert, because he was my hus
band's namesake; Frank, because he
was the oldest, and therefore the
natural representative of the family.
Preposterous. " I could imagine
heard my husband saying. "Yon never
yet eonld take care of yourselves.
Pretty subjects yon to take ear of your
But my husband was not here to say
this, and I was too ill to say anything.
Both ordered their trunks sent to the
house and took possession of the two
best rooms in the house.
My faithful Janie worked hard and
tried to save me trouble, but one night
she came to my room with tears in her
eyes. "I guess I'll have to leave yon,
I was roused into energy by this.
"Janie, leave me!"
"I'm very sorry, Mrs. Reed, but
can't stand the work."
"But, Janie, yon have always done
the work and had plenty of time to
spare, how, do yon want to go when
1 am left all alone?
That's it, Mrs. Reed. I'd be gladto
stay with yon if you wsa alone, but
the two gentlemen in the bouse order
me about so and make such looking
rooms that it takes every minute to get
thmngh the work. Mr. Robert says I
am to have soup every day and Mr.
Frank says a man as rich as Uncle Reed
should have more than one kind of
meat at dinner,' and they've sent in
so much victuals that it's just kept me
hopping to cook it and then keep it
from spoiling. The cellar is full now
and things will spoil before they can
be half eat up.
"Well! and this is what has been go
ing on while I have been staying in my
room trying to realise what has hap
pened. Evidently these worthy neph
ews have a fall and realizing sense of
what has happened.
As I sat in the moonlight that night
with my window raised to get the cool
ness upon my heated forehead I heard
voices from the porch below.
"I think Koah's ark has about served
its time as a carriage and can be kept
now as a curiosity. The new carriage
will be done next Wednesday. The
idea of as rich a man as Uncle Robert
driving around in that old ram
My dear old comfort, the easy carry
all which eonld carry my poor, sensi
tive back without a jar, to be "stored
ac cariosity!" I began to realise
that 1 had a will. While I had been
to tenderly cared for first by my father I
ana inen by my husband, a had been
allowed to slumber. Now I could feel
it asserting itself and it boded no good
for the managers below stairs. Still I
could not bring myself to turn them
out of doors and thus "make talk" in
the neighborhood. Instead, I wonld
go away myself, and close the house,
taking Janw with me.. .'
1 It was ail arranged with her very
quietly that night when she came up
to bed. At breakfast next morning I
announced my intention of going east
for the summer. Both of my nephews
encouraged the plan.
' "Yon need rest and change. Aunt
Halviny," Frank said.
"Yea. indeed," Robert said, "and we
can look after everything here. Janie
ana do the work with ns to manage."
' "Jul is going with ana and I ahaU
sbat an the boose. Old Charlie shall
go to the pasture and stay until 1 re
turn, 1 will pat the key in the hands
bf Jaoie's mother to look after the
bouse and, therefore, shall not need
- "Bat, A tint Malviny, we have been
looking over the place and thought
best to hare some changes made in the
buildings. The men will be here Mon
day to begin work. We may not be
able to get them again so cheaply.
"I shall have no changes whatever
in the place at present and perhaps
never. If yon have engaged men to
come, yon bad better see them st once
and tell them they will not be needed
here." r . . .. , ,
.Robert made one more effort. "The
improvement on the house can wait.
but the carriage house must be built at
once to make shelter for the new car
"The barn has always sheltered my
carry 11 and can still do so. As
have no new carriage, I shall need no
shelter for it" .
"We ordered the carriage for yov be
cause yon were not well enough to
look after it yourself, and it will be
here next week."
"If yon have ordered s carnage, yon
certainly will have to pay for it.'
One more effort to keep their foot
"Yon should have some .nan here to
look after your interests and keep your
business straight..' ..
"I have a good man, Mr. Johnson:
be will keep everything straight
"1 am afraid. Aunt Malviny, if yon
trust your business to these lawyers,
yon will not have much left pretty
"Perhaps not. At any rate I will
Falteringly I had begun, but I felt
my courage increase with every fresh
attack, and when we arose from the
breakfast table I had announced that
in three days I would close the house.
During the ensuing three days the
young men spent the greater part of
the time in then- rooms, smoking and
lounging. Through their open win
dows I occasionally heard snatches of
conversation of which 1 give a few ex
"Wonder what tbe old hump-back
expects to do with her money any
'lift married again, most likely.
Mie s just the kind to be looking tor
man again in less than six months."
"One thi ng, I shall charge a good,
round price for my services during the
month l ve spent here."
They took their departure without
any demonstrations of affection
their good-by. It hurt me exceedingly
to have to take the stand I did, for our
home had always been a hospitable one
and these young men were my hus
band's kindred. But there was no other
way and 1 knew Robert would approve.
Janie was a comfort and a help to me
in the long journey which 1 would
hardly have dared in my weak state to
make alone. She was very happy, too.
to be able to visit her grandmother
whom she had never seen and who
lived only a score of miles from my
"Won't grandma be surprised to
me? nlie sent me a doll last Christ
mas and writes about little Janie as
though I was only ten years old instead
1 was met at the station by my
nephew George, who gave roe such
welcome that my heart warmed toward
him and I felt that it was good to be
among my kincred. Ut my brothers
and sisters all were dead save my old
est sister, and she was hopelessly par
alyzed in body and imbecile in mind.
but tenderly cared for by her youngest
daughter and her husband. Be
sides this niece there were three
nephews with their families living in
this few England city. All were em
ployed in some capacity in the shoe
factories there, which constituted by far
the greater part of the business. Their
pay enabled them to live very com
fortably, but not to "get ahead any.
as John expressed it They all, there
fore, looked upon me with the awe and
respect which human natnre is apt to
have for that which it has not itself
yet attained. They seemed to regard
me as little less than a Vanderbilt or a
Jay liould, and much as I tried to re
move that impression 1 found it impos
Here is a sample remark made to one
of the neighbors whom I had met:
"Aunt Malviny is rich. 1 shouldn't
. much wonder if she was worth half
million. John was out to their house
five or six years ago and he says they
had farms and cattle and money at in.
terest Not a ehick nor a child in tbe
"Pretty good for you folks," was the
neighbor's answer. "Better not dis
please her while she's here."
At first I could nothelpbeingamnsed
by these exaggerated ideas, but when I
found it impossible to dispel them, and
moreover that it was a barrier between
me and them which forebade sympa
thy, I really grieved over it They
were kind and polite and very respect
ful, but 1 longed so for their love and
fnllest confidence which I knew I had
I went one day to see Janie and al
most envied the humble position she
held when I saw how completely she
had entered into the family circle and
been made one of them, sharing all
their griefs and helping them in their
The days of June gave place to July
and August, with little of the fierce
heat for which these months are noted.
In September Janie and I were to go
Before leaving I wanted to make s
few gifts something that should be a
reminder of their western auntie, and
also in such a shape that they should
not be the poorer for the entertain
ment they had given me.
George's wife had one black dress her
best one but it bad been made over so
many times that I was not puzzled to
know what she should have for her
gift A black cashmere of best qual
ity with linings and trimmings and a
greenback to pay the dressmaker.
Simple gifts for the other members of
the family made a good sized parcel
whih I opened and presented with a
happy heart They all thanked me
politely but there was a constraint in
their manner which showed me very
qnickiy that I had made a mistake.
When all had retired for the night
George and Maria talked the matter
over and my acute bearing proved
again a misfortune when the words be
gan to reach me.
I did want a black silk dress,"
sobbed Maria, "and I thought when she
was so rich she would surely get it for
The girls both cned themselves
to sleep because they've wanted gold
watches so long and they thought sure
Aunt Malviny would get them some.
And Johnny's madder'n a wet hen
about that necktie."
George, poor man, like most men,
could not stand the tears, so he com
forted her In this wise:
"Never mind. Maria, Annt Malviny
don't look as though she could stand it
long. Yon and the girls can have your
silk dfejs and your watches bimeby.
Just stop crying and go to sleep now."
George's comforting words had their
effect upon Mans, instead of going to
sleep she was sqap discussing the plan
for an enlargement of her house which
was To be furnished with a Brussels
carpet and piano.
They also bad (heir effect upon the
unwilling listener in tbe next room
whose life seemed opening out into
longer vistas than ever before.
The gifts to the other families were
of a similar character to those for
George, bat I was careful to have them
delivered after my departure. I could
not endure another such pain.
When I came to say good-by they all
hoped I wonld come again soon.
"Yon might as well spend your
money trsveling as any other wsy,
' Tbe heat was intense during the en
tire journey. Nothing like it had oc
curred earlier in the season. In Chica
go I bought a daily paper, and in glanc
ing over the headings this fastened my
"Fierce prairie fire do great damage
in Iowa Village of C nearly wiped
out by the flames. Many farmhouses,
much hay and grain destroyed and
even cattle and horses perish before
they can be driven to a place of safety.
The high winds make it impossible for
the inhabitants to do more than to save
their own lives."
My home was in ashes, with every
thing it contained. Indeed, my only
place of refuge was Janie a humble
home, which was a little outside the
track of the fire. My farms were
swept clear of everything, buildings,
Tbe little money which I had loaned
was to the farmers in the vicinity, who
had lost all their land. I canceled the
notes and delivered them to the makers
This much I cor Id do. My land when
sold would bring me enough to enter
an old ladies' home, leaving a small
surplus with which to furnish neces
And so here I am. There are some
painfnl thoughts connected with these
losses, but I am not sorry they have oc
curred. I am almost glad. At least I
can think that "my money" shall no
longer be a trouble or a grief to my
kindred, neither shall it encourage
laziness or extravagance. I wonder it
"Whatever is is right" Emma
Thresher, in Western Rural.
NOTIONS ABOUT LUCK,
Barnlnr; Shoes to Bring- Good Fortune
lloodnoe Kemoved to Order.
A horrible smell that came in at the
library window made the visitor sniff.
"Goodness me!" exclaimed her host
ess, disgustedly. "There is Susan burn
ing shoes again!"
"Burning shoes? What docs she do
"She does it for luck, she says, and 1
have tried in vain to break her of the
habit All of thesuperstitionsof herau
cestors she seems to have faith in. She
insists that to burn old shoes brings
good fortune, and so I am afflicted
with this kind of nuisance about ones
"How very funny!"
"You may well say so. I had a most
absurd conversation with Susan yes
terday on the subject of hoodoos. She
told me that on one occasion not long
ago she was taken quite sick, and a
professional 'wise man' whom she
called in told her that she was be
witched by a certain woman in the
neighborhood. This woman, he de
clared, had succeeded in getting hold
of a part of Susan's spirit and had put
it in a bottle, which was thrown into
the fire. The only thing to do under
the circumstances was to procure some
of the ashes from the fire, which were
to be found in a heap, in the woman's
yard. So Susan did as she was bid
got the ashes by stealth, gave them to
the wise man and paid him to remove
the spell from her and put it on the en
emy. He did so, and, as Susan told
me. the person who bewitched her
hasn't had a well day since."
"Poor Susan had to pay the wise man
twenty dollars for removing that hoo
doo, and she never feels any confidence
that she will not at any time be as
sailed by the mysterious influences
which may be invoked against her by
ill-disposed persons. As well as I can
find ont, such wise men and wise wom
en make their living in Washington by
going about among the most ignorant
of the colored people and informing
them that they are victims of magic
and spells, which can be counteracted
and removed for a money considera
tion. During the talk I had with Susan
yesterday she discoursed at great length
on the subject of luck, opposing what
she regarded as practical experience to
my incredulous theories."
What did she speak of in particu
"Well, her talk was chiefly of what
she called Sharp luck. ' She told me
that the best way to fetch it was to
take two pins two nails and two
needles and stick them in the ground
the needles with their points up and
the nails and pins with their points
down. Next I must name the two
needles after mvsclf and the friend of
whom I was most fond, at the same
time naming the pins and nails after
four of my enemies. This process was
sure to bring good fortune to my friend
and myself, and very bad luck indeed
to the foes represented by the pins and
nails. Washington Star.
Apropos of bribery and corruption at
elections an amusing anecdote is re
lated to-day. A hot contest was about
to take "place years ago in a country
town, the candidates being a legitimist.
an Orleanist, and a republican. One
Saturday morning people ran up to the
wife of the Orleanist politician with
the exclamation that "All was lost!
as the legitimist rival was going to pre
sent every oor member of the congre
gation with a four-pound loaf after
divine service the following day. The
lady refloated a moment and then said
that she would be eqnal to the occa
sion. 6he kept her word. As the peo
ple filed ont of the church on a Sunday
morning the legitimist candidate dis
tributed his bread; but posted on the
other side of the door, the Orleanist s
wife presented to the recipients of the
four-pound loaves a pat of butter or a
pot of jam. As it turned out the wily
republican carried the day after alL
He happened to be a dealer in wines,
and sending round a bottle to every
poor elector he distanced his opponents
and triumphantly beaded the polls.
Tbe Typewriter's Trials.
"Are you Miss Plunkins, the new
stenographer?' asked Mr. Cumrox.
Well, put this in a letter: Smith &
Co., Wauscoghenoc, Mc. Sirs: That
last consignment of yours was aTl out
of gear. There wasntnotbing in it we
could use. It was the all-firedest lot
f stuff I ever set ryes on," he contin
ued, growing excited." ' "Why, I tell
yon. Miss I'lunkins, it was positively
It was moth-eaten, and we bad to
disappoint old-timers in our trade just
because these jays didn't come up to
the scratch and do business. Whst I
want to know is what they're goin' to
do about it" and he paused for breath.
He thought a moment and said: "Got
Y-yes," ie plied tbe youDg woman.
Well, fix it np and pnt .x ours re-
spectft Uy' after it and let me see it" .'
And yet people seem surprised wbsn
stenographers lose their minds. Wash
A MISTAKEN SERVICE.
The Tonna- I-adr Typewriter Whosa Bs
Encaged Caavtodaulr Lost Her Job.
"un, yes, frequently," said a yongg
iaay woo has bad considerable expe
rience as a stenographer, in reply to the
clubman's question as to whether her
employers ever dictated their family
letters to her.
"Now, there is Mr. Jonea While his
wife was down east he always dictated
the letters he sent to her daily or else
had me write them. It got to be quite
the usual occurrence for him to say
after business matters had been at
"Well, I guess. Miss Brown, yon may
write to my wife. You know about
what to say.
"So I would proceed and write a let
ter in his usual cordial tone, telling her
that the baby was doing well and the
boys were getting along finely with
Mary, the house-servant
"Sometimes, when I was feeling quite
in the humor, I would get off long let
ters of several hundred worda each.
Mr. Jones would look over the page and
jot down his name at the end. I would
address the envelope on the machine,
seal it and send the message on his way
to the absent wife.
"But there cams an end to all that
That wife ranst have become tired of
receiving typewritten missives. I sup
pose they do seem rather cold, and per
haps then, she did not like the ides of
having a third party aware of the con
tents of her husband's private corre
. "One day Mr. Jones did nob, come
down to the office. I supposed he hsd
been out with the boys the night be
fore. Along in the afternoon his broth
er came over to my desk and said: -
" 'Perhaps we had better get off a let
ter to Mrs. Jones, as otherwise she
might think something had happened.'
So I wrote ont a letter in the usual
manner and signed it with the rubber
fac simile of Mr. Jones' signature.
"The letter was posted and I thought
no more of it for several days. Mr.
Jonea did not come down to the office
that day or the next, and the third day
there was an explosion.
"It seems that the reason he did not
come down on the morning that I
wrote the letter was because his wife
came home the morning before, and
he had not heard of it till he went
home at night she thinking she
would snrprise him. The next dayand
the next he stayed at home, and the
third day the letter that I had written
unlieknown to him was forwarded to
her. and you can imagine the breeze it
"I really believe the woman couldn't
have been more angry if she had caught
me flirting with her husband instead of
doing ray best to keep up pleasant rela
tions between them.
"Yes. that is why I found another
situation. She pnt on such funny airs
before me. and wouldn't even speak to
me when she came into the office, al
though she had alwars done so before
"I think Mr. Jones enjoyed it on the
quiet, but he was too honorable and too
much of a gentleman to make sport of
his wife even indirectly." Chicago
A Summer without Niclita.
To the summer visitor in Sweden
there is nothing more striking than the
a! most total absence of night At
SfcK'kholm. the Swedish capital, the
sun goes down a few minutes before
ten o'clock and rises at four hours later
during a greater part of the month of
June. But the four hours the sun lies
hidden in the frozen north arc not
hours of darkness the refraction of
his rays ns he passes around the north
pole makes midnight as light as a cloudy
midday, and enables one to read the
finest print without artificial light at
any time during the "night" At the
head of the gulf of Bothnia, there is a
mountain on the summit of which the
sun shines perpetually during the five
days of June 19, 20, 21. 22 and 23. Every
six hours during this season of con
tinned sunshine a steamer leaves Stock
holm crowded with visitors anxious to
witness the phenomenon. At the same
place during winter the sun disappears
and is not seen for weeks; then it comes
in sight again for ten, fifteen, or twenty
minutes, gradually lengthening its stay
until finally it stays in sight continu
ously for npward of one hundred and
twenty hours. St Louis Republic
Jwtt What Is Wanted.
Business is alive to a great romine evert
nnd iu the hurly-burly of its preparations
for the Columbian Exposition In lsfJ3, iso
mu-h is already seen on the streets of a
fanoifitl or amusing nature, both sujiern-t-lal
and cAtch-penny. There him beea ob
served a void in the ll-?e of the atrictlr use
ful, co;iibinit:o;ihcrcwitli instructive object
lt-sflons and the beautiful in art Books
there may be by the wore, but I ho experi
ence of the Centennial Exposition nt Phila
delphia sliows that the mass of these were
mere tri lies an 1 unserviceable. The horde
of visitors were ever at a loss for a handy
pocuei rmne oi mci:ii stamp, not ouiy re
liable, hut pleasitj? and altvavs HI to keen
Jnst what is wanted of this unique kind
has happily already inadfl lis appearance,
und we have before ua "fur Otficiai. Pokt.
roLio or tub WoKLn's Coi.rMBMX Exposi
tion'," Illustrated from Water Color Untw
This Portfolio is a rare and beautiful ex
ponent of the m:iln architectural features
of the Great Exposition ut Chicago in
Ihe fourteen tnaffninccnt struc
tures aro faithfully exhibited, while the
Hird-eve View fives a realistic a-lanee at
the lav of the grounds, with their principal
bnilillmrs, lagoons, etc The illustrations
are exact reproductions, in water color ef
fects, of the. original drawings, made espec
ially lor this ptirtHse from the official
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w IO, tuuumors, aia.
Some interesting facts as to the re
ligions of British India are developed
bv the recent census returns Out of
the total population of 387,000.004
Hindoo ism"' claims 207,000,000, but
this is a loose term, meaning, it has
been said, "any religion which is not
Mohammedan." Nature worship is
very common among the ruder tribes.
Islam figures with 57.000.000, Budd
hism with 7,000.000 and Christianity
with only a.iW.OOo. The are 17.1S0
.lews, and the Parsees amount in all to
S9.8S7. The Theists, Asnostics and the
like are only all told. Tlrahmos, or
professors of reformed Mindooism,
count only 4. K01, while the newlv-
unded sect of Aryans is represented
by about 40,000 adherents.
"The School for Female Profes
sions, organized in Rome by Queen
Marghcrita, gives instruction in Italian
and French bookkeeping, needlework,
dressmaking, lacemaking, church deco
rative needlework, mending, nursing
and cooking. Every year sums of
money are pre ented to the best pnpils
by the queen, intended to be applied to
tbe parch aw of a sewing-machine, or
whatever is needed fcr advancement in
the special branch embraced by the
Mrs. "Buffalo Bill" is an amiable
domestic woman, very popular in the
neighborhood of Korth Platte, where
she lives. Her home. Scout s Rest is s
long, low building, four miles from the
town, large snd roomy, quite like a
hotel, snd it is surrounded by three
thousand acres of prairie land, mag
nificent stables snd fine pastnre landL
where are kept nuuiy thousands of fi&e
blooded horses andtattla.
Prawns Styles and Dealrna la tba Drew
The proper coper for adjusting ribbon
belts is to fasten them on the left side
with stiff, upstanding bows. When a
buckle is used it is placed diagonally.
Two cockades or choux of satin an
tique, of crepe lisse or of eoq feather
stripped from ths quill are attached to
a long pin of tortoise shell and used to
ornament the hair.
Advices from Paris declare that it if
confidently expected that white stock
ings will be the vogue this winter, and
that they are being manufactured tc
meet the expected demand.
Black bareges figured in white it
much used for elegant house and street
gowns. It is usually mounted over col
ored silks and is trimmed with colored
ribbons and white guipure lace.
The Paris correspondent of the Lon
don Queen says: The train has been
found really absurd for the street and
is to be reserved for home or evening
wear, which is decidedly a rational
A stylish man tie for driving or walk
ing is a aeries of four scant capes, each
bordered with black colored lac with
straight edges like those of insertion.
A ruche of the lace trims the neck full
and high. '
The old solferioos and magentas.
shades which have not been seen for
many years, are on ce more to the fore
under the name of "dahlia shades" and
promise to be popu lar during the com
Collars are low and of the turn-down
variety. An arrangement of lace, chif
fon or embroidered silk muslin, like a
priest's rabot, appears on many of the
handsomest recently imported gowns.
, The tartan plaids which promise to
be so popular during the coming fall
and winter, will be trimmed with nar
row bias frills, with bias pipings, deep
reverse hems of the goods, black velvet
ribbon or black gimp in rows.
It is said by those who arc in a posi
tion to know that the style of the first
empire will prevail during the coming
fall and winter. The materials are now
being prepared and dressmakers and
milliners are looking up the albums and
collections of engravings of the time of
Those who for any reason want some
thing diffcreut from the plain bell skirt
may adopt paniers; may flounce their
skirts from waist to hem; adopt the new
double skirt or frill and jabot on the
front and sides of their sk irts and still
be sure that th?ir gowns arc strictly au
fait for all tliess styles a re being pro
duced by the best dressmaker.-.
The continued succes of the Eton,
Harrow, zouave and Russian jacket the
corselet guimpeand blouse waist isdue
to the fact that it is ever a vexed prob
lem, even for women who dress extrav
agantly, as to what to do with skirts
that are still fresh, while the bodices
that belong with them can no longer
be used. Most of the new fancy jackets
for fall are of velvet and are chic, inex
pensive and invariably becoming.
CATCHING A PRAIRIE WOLF.
A Young Man Mdt a IVrullar llet,
Wan It, Too.
One cold, vinly day a party of lively
young fellows driving- across the prairie
qaw a prairie wolf making- a mial from
a a u'. , it;n ii ... 1(T li w
a dead horse. Hill Hnrns offered to bet
ten to five he could catch the wolf and
the bet was taken. Bill directed the
driver to get as close as possible under
cover of a low ridge some three hundred
yards from the wolf. With the wagon
concealed by the ridire and the wind in
his favor, Burns began to crawl through
the knee-high dead grass, which was
nearly the color of his canvas coat and
old felt hat The horse lav with its
back toward Burns and as it was frozen
the wolf was eating from thj inside
of the carcass, going almost his whole
length into a hole eaten in thi horse's
abdomen. He wonld go in and snatch
mouthful or two, then quickly lack
out and look around. It w.is evident
that ho considered "'eternal vigilance
the price of liberty." Ea?h time the
wolf went in Burns crawled rapidly
toward it lying flat in the grass when
ever the wolf came ont In half an
honr he had got within a few feet of
the wolf, ami, watching for a favorable
moment rose to his feet jumps I over
the horse, and caught the wolf by the
hind legs. To the spectators it did not
look as though Burns ha I mire than
touched the wolf when it was rods
away, and went off with such a grand
burst of speed that one tf the buys de
clared he could hear it whizj! long after
it was out of sight Although Burns
held the wolf but an instant he was
severely bitten on both arms and on
one leg. His opponent claimed the
stakes because Burns did not hold the
wolf, but Burns said he did not agre?
to hold it but to catch it: that he did
not intend to hold it long enon-rh for
it to bite him. but found he could not
let go quick enough. The tt was de
cided in Burns' favor. Forest and
Meadtns; TaJtla Linen.
A housewife whose table linen always
does her good service mends it with flax
embroidery cotton of a number to cor
respond with the quality of the cloth.
Under the ragged edges of the tear she
bastes a piece of stiff paper and makes
a network of the stitches back and
forth over its edges, carrying the
stitches about an inch beyond the edges
of the cut Thin places and breaks in
linen may be run with the flax, or em
broidery floss, and towels should be
mended in the same way. Daughters
A Paris physician is authority for the
statement that forty people are annual
ly prepared for burial while atill alive.
Naw Yoaa. Sept M. 1WI
CATTt.E Xstlv- Steers
I 3 3) t 4 A
FLOUR Winter Wheat
WHFAT No. t Red
CORN No. 2
OATS Western Mixod
BEEVES Choice Stoera.. ..-
BOOS Fair to S-li-et .........
KHKEP Fair to Choies.
Fnncv to F.xtra Do..
WHEAT No. I Rel Winter.-
RYE No. S '..
HAT Clear Tiraothy (now)...
BlrTTF.R :boiea Dairy.
POKK-3tids.r.l Mma (new).
LARD Prima Stoma.-. -
HOOS Fir to Choice
SHEEP Fair to Ch"le
FLO 17 B Winter Psterlts-'
Msriaf Fs twta ...t.
WHEAT No. 3 Spriojc --
OATS No. t ....
10 JO s
POUIl Hsas INewl
CATTLE Shipping Steers 3 40 v
HOOS-AII Oraries 4 00
WHEAT No. t Bed. U
OATS No. t
CORN No. t 3
FLOUR Hhra Grade 3 SI 4 00
CORN No. i W
OATS Woo torn- 48 sf 41
HAT Choics IS 00 s M 50
PORK Now Moss- 10 7
BACON Sides. . si,
COTTON-Middllnc T 0 V
WHEAT No. t Red TO m TI
CORN No. I Mixed ... 4S 4'
OATS No. 3 Mixed S4aw 3S
PORK New Moss 11 (JO alls,
BACON Clear Bit. S t
.COTTOH MjddllBS 1"
THE ST. LOUIS CARNIVAL.
Increasing Popularity, or the St
Louis FaO Festivities.
The Illamlnatloaa Witness b Lars
and Eathastaatta Crawds The . .
Telle Prophet Passant,
St- LotJis, Sept 22. Ad vantage is be
ing taken by residents in a large num
ber of states of the low railroad rates
to St Louis daring the carnival, and
every day crowds of excursionists visit
the city and spend a few days in it en
joying the attractions and the re
markable hospitality of its citizens.
The illuminations, covering over six
miles of streets, and including over 75,
000 gas and electric lights, are calling
forth enthusiastic praise from thou
sands of spectators every evening, and
the crowds on the streets to-night were
remarkable in every respect The po
nce iorce are in hearty sympathy with
the Autumnal Festivities associatfdB,
sod they find the crowds so uniformly
good-tempered and satisfied that there
is littjc difficulty in preserving order
and preventing the unpleasantness
which is apt to arise from such an
enormous collection of people on the
The electric panorama and pyrotech
nic effects naturally attract the lion's
share of attention, but the street and
side walk illuminations generally are
grand enough in themselves to war
rant a long journey to see them. An
illustration is given of the Grant statue
with the flags of Spain and the United
Slates suspended above it and it may
be added that a triumph of electricity
has been attained to such an extent
that the flags appear to wave daring
An immense number of special at
tractions are announced. The T. P. A.
?e!ebration will be on Saturday, Octo
ber 1, on which day the Veiled Prophet
will arrive by boat on the Mississippi
river, and the great Veiled Prophet's
parade and ball will take place on
Tuesday, October 4. The annual St
Louis fair, too popular and well-known
to need description.opens October 3 and
closes October S. with two grand illn
ihinations during the week.
Ip yon do not want your feelinpa hurt
keo; thein out ef the way. Galveston
Hark! What's ThatT
The dinm-r bell, of course. Not a nartlen.
I larly tvHei-ine sound to the dy-pepti . But
ii mc sM,ina-n ue pin. in worumif order, and
mute: il 1 iisnret) uith lfMLttfer' Kfc.-im:,k
! H'ltirs, we welcome the tinir-a-ling-a-linfl;
! ,al a Dmn a m,., ,rith nrliht Thi
lli;ers not i.nly promotes dUreAtion. but
overcome maluri il :iml liver complaints,
coantipaLion, uervousueta, rheumatism.
A m-Li. knife w ill make, even a fillet seem
loiili, but a sharp one innkes a otindcd
steak seem a teuder:oiu Ram's Born.
It is of a beautiful polden color, has an
eleiranl Hon flavor. "The A. K C. Bohe
mian Bottled Beer" of St Louis.
A iiotki. clmrirc is a "force bill" if the
landlord has iww-ssion of 3-our baggage.
Crpas PaosrpTtT axd PrsMissm.r
Inmbatro, Hfadwht, Tco1bahe
AVra Throat, Swellings, Frost-bites,
Fpralns, Brnliwa. Burn, Scalds.
THE CHARLES A. V0GELER CO.,
Mr. J. C. Jonesof Fulton, Arfe says of
B3'SS "About ten years ago I con
nvTr " tracted a severe case of blood
poison. Leading physicians prescribed
medicine after medicine, which I took
without any relief. I also tried mercu
rial and potash remedies, with, ansae-
oessf nl results, bnt which brought on an
attack of morcuri l rkeumatism that
made my life one of agony. After suf
cring (our years I pave np all remedies
and commenced using B. 8. S. After
taking Gorernl bottles, I was entirely
rare cl nnd able to resume work.
C-Jt-siMJ is the greatest medicine for
aPyW blood poisoning to-day on
Treatise on mood and Firm. Diseases au0a4
tree. Bwitt iSTEcmu CO , A tiinta, faa
William McKeekan, Druggist at
Uloomingdale, Mich. I nave bad
the Asthma badly ever since I came
out of the army and though I have
been in the drug business for fifteen
years, and have tried nearly every
thing on the market, nothing has
given me the slightest relief until a
few months ago, when I used Bo
schee's German Syrup. I am now
glad to acknowledge the great good
it has done me. I am greatly reliev
ed during the day and at night go to
sleep without the least trouble." 9
Otssrantaed to ear BUtoa Attacks, Hefe,
Headache and CoaaUpalloa. 40 ia sash
botlie. Price 3c...For sale bv ttrafgists.
nctan -I, 17. TO" aast samps doss tna.
al . SMITH a CO. rVrarMsra, UW TOM.
NOTICE, OFFICIAL I
TfMoffeHMandatrttMatleffaTM to tb WtrM't
Pftlr aatl fhlfan li no v mdv. NttmrlT MO rmmm
lliaumirl with offlelni tlrmwjntcs of t4M ImIMIbo
ind jtTOTJtida In .Tt-o oil colors, Tlews of
Cbtcairo'a - Hky Berpr" Mldiac Ertra to ptv
Pir.il M. Fin wilk cloth. tajoTTfaH Rawta. KM
nil Ho4, CLSa Bt rnaU prepaid on receipt of
price. .A O Taw Writ-, at oqc tor terms or sWd
aTentT-tlTe cent for complete rmnreralBa: oattIL
rAcino PVBLisHiiie " riieV, in
A Real "Discovery Number"
both In text and illustrations is the Oc
tober Wros A wakx. Ita frontispiece is a
dainty drawing by Meynelle, "In 1493,
and shows a group of children waring
their good-bys to Columbus as he sets
saiL Elbridge a Brooks gives a brief
narration of the. Irishman whose
presence in the crew of Columbus
has been diseovered by Mr. John
Flake. Theron Brown's stirring ode
and chorus, " In 14SS," fitly Introduces
this "Discovery Number." These verses
have been set to ringing music by Prof.
E. C. Phelps for this cumber also. Copies
of the leaflet containing thia song are
offered free to schools throaghoat the
A characteristic southern story by
Richard Malcolm Johnston, "The Bee
Banters;" " A Cane Bosh, by Malcolm
Townsend; "I Spy," by John Preston
True; "The Diver," by H. P. Whit
marsh; "On Board a Pirate Junk,'' by
Lieut-Col. Thorndike, and culminating
chapters in the two capital serials "The
Coral Ship," and "That Mary Ann."
The poetry of consists of verses by
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Lilian Crawford
True, Mary E. Blake and others. '
Price 30 cents a number, 13.40 a year.
On sale at news stands or sent postpaid
on receipt of price by D. Lothrop Com
pany, Publishers, Boston.
A Brcoxn street upholsterer advertises
that hia beat mattresses may be fairly des
cribed as "spring poema." Philadelphia
Ths Tm Laxattvw Frtnetple
Of tba plants used in manufanturing the
pleasant remedy. Syrup of Figs, has a
permanently beneficial effect on the human
system, while tua cheep vegetable extraota
and mineral solutions, usually sold as medi
cines, are permanently injurious. Being
well-informed, you will use the true remedy
only. Manufactured by the California Jig
Sobkb reflections sre ruble to be accom
panied by great thirst and a hat two aues
too small. Bingham ton Republican.
Fos indigestion, constipation, sick head
ache, weak stomach, disordered liver take
Beeeham's Puis. For sale by all druggists.
A UAH who mixes his drinks generally
mixna hta apeech in the same way. Bing
ham ton Republican.
A LB but Bcscn. West Toledo, Ohio, ssrs:
"Ball's Catarrh Cure saved mv life." Write
him for particulars. Sold by Druggist, Jlc.
Ko woxdes the weather is so warm,
every body laiXs about il. Arkansas Thomas
An argument results from the collision of
two traiita of thought. Washington Star.
Do't Neglect a Couch. Take some Hale's
Honey or Horehound and Tar uwranfrr.
Pike's Toothache bropa Cure in one minute.
Thf shoemaker is a man who frequently
gets "beaten out of his boots."
THE GETTING IT DOWS
Ii bad enough, with tbe ordi
nary pill. But the having it
down is worse. And, alter
all tbe distm-banoe, there's
only s little temporary good.
From beginning to end. Or.
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets are
better. They're the smallest
and easiest to take tiny,
sugar-coated granules that
any child is ready for. Then
they do their werit so easily
so naturally that it lasts.
They absolutely and perman
ently cure Constipation, In
riimKoR. Bilious Attacks.
Bickand Bilious Headaches, and all denuieo-
menta of the liver, stornaen ami ooweia.
TheyYa guaimlred to give satisfaction, or
your money is returned.
The makers of Dr. Sage's Catarrh
Remedy say: "If we can't cure your
Catarrh no matter what your case is,
we'll pay yon $500 in cash." Now yoo
can see what is said of other remedies
snd decide which is mot likely to cure
you- Costs only 50 cents.
tutlDi skaea wltkoal W. I.. Ilaaalas 1
name and the price
Much BHhaatif nl iasns.
aabjact to proewntioi
CIr,l r I 111- I
,.WltI 1to exclastrw awto fa) m stealer m1 trtmra twerrhanta where T
iisBJmta. Writ ftp, catalrxjae. If a for sole la y-tar place eesd direct t Feet err
ralif k(i4 siss ml wists wutai. Ps-stma Iroo W. J- Mtomti, giwcktosn Mmm
THE POT INSULTED THE KETTLE BECAUSE
THE COOK HAD NOT USED -
GOOD COOKING DEMANDS CLEANLINESS-'
SAPOLIO SHOULD be
The Laws of Health.
An exchange says, "Nature doesn't
care a snap about the moral taws in build
ing up a man's body but she does insist
upon observance of physical laws. These
cannot be violated with impunity. For
reference see John L. Sullivan, of Boston,
late champion." The newspaper man as
usual makes mistakes. The moral laws
are the physical laws. Even the pugilists
have to observe them and when in train
ing they must live cleanly, sober, chaste,
temperate and regular lives. The moral
laws have sprung from the physical laws.
No man can live rightly without thinking
and acting right A sound mind is the re
sult of a sound body. In order to obtain
both one must live simply and carefully
guard against the inroads of disease. Pul
monary trouble te a foe that proves fatal
to most athletes. They break down and
die with consumption. If you have any
tendency that way or are troubled with
bronchitis or catarrh get a bottle of Rejd's
German Cough and Kidney Cure and
take it freely. It is the only cough reme
dy on the market of which it can be
truthfully said, there is no danger of an
over dose. Small bottles 25 cents. lart
ones 50 cents.
SYLVAN REMEDY CO., Peoria. IU.
V Catwajt, FLATEa.
at tmsjuijav nna ass asw
sr. j. Manas. - -nasi
s .. .
Ma.OnrasM.aad t eonramer jmwm
" AND ..
1 Above all other remedies, is I
best adapted to tms climate. 1
It is especially effective in
PURIFriHO THS BLOOD UP
1 IT WILL CURE ,
I I All complaints arising from si
sana disordered condition of the!
. i Liver, the Stomach, the Kid-
11 ncys and the Bowels: DvB-l
JnJ pepsia, Habitual Constips-
uon, innipesuun, dies: neaa-a
ache, Bilious Complaint,!
etc., etc., yield rapidly to its!
uenencent rntinence. I
It tones np the system and
restores perfect health, is
purely vegetable in composi
tion and pleasant to the taste. I
If yon bare not tried it, I
TRY IT MW! audbvo-i
GISTS HAVK IT FOB SALS.
rciCtlY ASH BiTTERS CO.
ST. LOUIS, MO.
after asing fjr'i
Cream Jialm tan
swnfhs to Jtd the
ritfht nostril, vh ck
teas (uc.d for X
nrant, was opra and
frm at (As ofVr. i
fcH wr UaKlyV.
R. S. Crruengkam.
ZTS lSth Street,
A panicle Is applied Into each nostril and la
asraoable. Price aft cents at Druggists or br malt
KUT BUuTUJilts. j6 Warren BL. Ksw York.
lSIlSD SLICKER Ii wiiTOtvd WBttr
pruof. and wfli kr?p yrwi dry In tlte barUest uonm. TO
new POliJnEli 8Ui KXJt la a perfect riding coal, and
tyiTmtteetttlTBawSdra. Beware lotftattotva. Don't
bur a coat if iha"fa Brand" lanotoa It. JTTnstra
tftj Catalmme ir. A. J. TOWKK. Boatoa. Haaa.
"I I Fl 0 sT1 1 II w?
Wi Li UUUULUO
af rfn 1 llnaCAlx.
eeamTi-61. Hiaootli lasiOe, flexible, mora cxunfartable, stylUl.
and duraUilA than inv nth atlvat wr as-ilil atX the ill Ii
Canals ctutotn-rnade shoMOUsmiiKfirom $4 totliL
The only Paoe made with twt c
t e-nlce, ectxrply bcwtU at tbe outride djrt (na atbown In out),
i Which Ktrm doable tbe veer of cheap welt aboeeeowd a the
aame price, for acoeasuT np, Having only one Bale eewtMl
to a narrow atrip of leavtber on the edga, aad wliea omom
worn tnroach aro worth I es.
we eoieeoi toe . i. iiui;vlab93,wbbm
wura uuvjrjwQ can pp rrpairvAQ u many urntf mm
wear desirintr to econo
BUlsbaald consider the saperiur aaalitlef
of these shoes, and not 1
to buy cheap welt shoes so id at fSiXL
haTtuj only MpfMrar3 to era mend
4 "IMjnne Calf. Hand
Be wed -, 93. S Iiltr? and Farm
ers; i.-'iO Fine Calf,
aiiu u.uu woTsuncmenvi
' 81W and Tooths
School Shoes .Ladles
Hand Sewed; vXs,
ji.ffl ami ftese?
used in every KITCHEN.
i. rOWDKEEO A3 D FKBFC1E
Tfaa Mtrongett and weraf Ly
made. Unlike other LTe.ltbeins;
s floe powder and packed In a cu
with reiBorable lid. the ccnlenta
are always ready tor use. Will
make the beat perfritrd Hard
8op te m fnltratea nUAewt toil
a?. It te the hr at for cleansing
waste pipes, diainfectlns; sinks,
ckMets. waehlnjr bottles, paints,
tree, em PENNl SALT II T fi CO.
FROM tlO TO SfTO,
saiakwae, Eaay pejitvmt, AjraaSI
wMBrt IstpsattTSc s stpetteltr.
stenilarrt in Sods I and Ratines Life. Nrjwedl toe
J sir. IHSkw th latest racnms af baet sehleeeateau
tn all hinds of sport, t-nr prices writ- IMMtS
C t SSborn HU Chfcmso. ASMaa WaSTSB.
aa-suMS HIS ran wmw Bsasss asis,
mr-MAMM xa rsraavaT tatrasiaa,
llllllllll D. O'BBTKX. Psaslo. AnorasT. 49
liaiaHanl.St.Lssas. stossss (Bajwlstaiaa.)
rasaa isis raisa
Csipsiyss aad pec pis
who hav wees tangs er jtstb
s. showM a flea's Care for
It has tS
ft has Bottatar-
ed one. It Is not had to take.
It is th heeteoaaasTTTia. .
BoM everywhere, .
A- K. JC.B