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With yellow. H.mteUer a Hvi h Bitters
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that we are abtnia; Nature. It la rialmed
vvHMivim-i tea, a aiaiplB bcrb remedy,
kelp Aiitare teereroome tbia abnae.
cuair hiok eo colloquial," aaid a
wikiiot iu ner hmw ueotner dai ; "ibe
reaily Tn to b-r; your mielelo iit down
crliy and chut in comfort togetber."- Boa
C-ff-Olf AIO U'MinEicn Tlwi iFrlr.iU.
wiik'h indocen roufrbing Immediatelv re
lieve.1 hy orr f ;raKH; Bronchial Troika."
ouju obi m uoxca.
A emrT many who irr to act the prodi
fral aon And too late that they have acted
l THINK." MA'tti Ittf l'aUnrl..r lhrAh.
at the Hose of the l-ap j car, "that you had
" mmc uay oil.
tr yon aremn-tlpatcl, hilinna or troubled
wiui -kmc iioao-iciic Bwium a Fllla allord
jnuedUte relief. Of druggist. 25 ceuta.
It Isn't the man who blow most whe
nnds it the eaoiest to raise the wind. Cape
Frorte who rllmr to the anchor of hope
ftn hare lo go dotvn into tbe mud witb it.
F)ox-T tfheee and eoush when Hale's
tlon-y nt lloreiifinml and Tar will core
r"'' Tooihauuc lirops Cure in one minnle.
rViciKTrChit-Chat Khe-"So vou are no
ionirfrui.ri.au?' 11c "Kr-Xo. Arejoul'
Frrr Admin-iInn TickeU to the World's
Fair arc beinir offered by I he Chieaf-o iScale
Lyompau. fx nu mem your auuresa.
Xst a wie man has plrkcil up a pood
siiKi-eatlon hero sumo fool droiied iL
ot necewarily after a btnl the man
who pocs out lor a lark. lir(.oklyu Eagle.
Aad tfcea. aa H kwfafs on Its kinfea,
Wbon-er atwfet peer aa-ade
krod eatck a clhnpae of tbe eentmiet
That behind is Ibe silence hide.
Bcrpt and Kowje and Tyn.
All in that mytlHral ptace
Wear tk old years rest that were once poa
teMed By the wonderful human race.
Tbe shadowy door swlnrs open.
Aad a murrhn enters In.
Bowed with a twelre-montha' strorrls
la this world of strife and sla.
Waft bim a farewell greeting;'
He will pan ao aaore this way
lBis weary year who most dlssppear
la the bawra of yesterday.
the door still ewtnfeth open.
Ana rntward anntner cornea.
With a sttr of banners and bttrlea
And the beat of frieadir drums:
Ills banda are full of beauty-'
The eitn-ter. tbe eon, tbe sbeaf.
The snow-flake's win, and tbe budding eprlnc.
am ine roam on ine crested rerl.
this Is tbe New Year, dai-llnr.
Oh: havte to sire him rheer.
Duly the Father knoweth
The whole of his errand here.
This Is the New Year, darlings;
A year for work and May.
For doing our test and for trtMtlnf tbe rest
-j o roe jsalccr of nignt and dar.
-Marraret . Sangster, la Harper's Young
THE OPENING YEAR.
Votjr hnd, New Tr, s1dc9 we most comrtdn
Tbroturli tke stnnjre circles of tbe wiiom four!
Pioridinjr in IodpIv paths 'mid drff tin maom
W hen days are dark, and whirling tempests
VV III your strong ffuldjng arm be 'round me
And when tbe lee bars melt, and warm blue
Iiieh in the sun. and leap toward the sea.
Will you. then, share my happy sprint? time
The wakins; sonirs that birds and poets know
Ana wnen red roses born on bended sprays.
And lovers roam through shadowy woodland
Will you keep kindly pace? And last when
Lie tbe sweet flelds, and faded leaves come
And we are tired, both, and fain to rest-
Will you be friends with me, still true and
Ihen take my hand and heart, dear comrade
-Madeline Rl Bridges. In Toadies' Home Journal
ttittitt t jc of t airharrn. I f.
tThea my daughter Kitty was about three
years oia, Kcvmaor Salt Rheum appeared or
ner race, it itched so badiy she would
Scratch till it Bled
We had seven or elrht doctors, without the
iea, rnadow or b-netlu When Kitty t
taken half a bottle of
She was better, and when she had taken lit
bottles she was perfectly cured aad has shown
No Sign of Salt Rheum
For almost four years. Her skin Is now as fair
and clear as any child's in town." Wjf. Fox,
Williams Slate Mantel Works. Fair Haven, Vu
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Both the method and results when
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Liver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
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constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
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effects, prepared only from the most
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to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50o
and tl bottles by all leading drug
gists. Any reliable druggist who
may not have it on hand will pro
cure it promptly for any one who
wishes to try it. Do rot accept any
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Bleorl. watcher at xirafusuws at
ER, her pretty
home, her lap
full of pack
azes n hich she had purchased at the
conntrr atore six miles distant.
It was the last day of Decern her. and
lovely afternoon. There was no
snow on the prairies of southern Kan'
sas to welcome in the New Year to beg-in
on the morrow. Cattle fed on the
wild grass, and red birds flitted glee
fully amooir the sunflower stalks that
lined the roadside.
Suddenly Bessie became aware of the
pproach of a horseman across the
prairie to her sight Something in the
manner of bis riding told her who it
was, and a warm flush spread itself
o,er ber fair face.
"Good morning-, Bessie, " he greeted
her, reining hi horse in by the side of
her pony, and looking the love which
be conld not conceal.
tJood mvrning. Tom," she returned.
somewhat confused under his beaming
faze "I--I mean Mr. Hartley," she
quickly corrected herself.
Let it be 'Tom,' as it used to be," be
'If it wasn't for that old fuss," she
Bother that old fuss! We needn't
keep that np between us if our dads
do." he laughed. "There's no sense in
it, and.its time they turned that old
leaf down. But if they don't it's New
l ear s to-morrow, Bessie, and we'll be
gin a new one on our own account.
I'm bound to win you."
Hut the girl s face looked nneasy.
and she strove to change the subject
" hen did you get home. Mr. H art-
"Only this morning. Miss Fowler."
imitating her formality. "And behold
how I am repaid for my devotion.
Hang the 'Mr. Hartleyr "
"That sounds better, if the tone were
jnly more cheerful. See here! I'm
going to ride back with yon to Big
Elm. and have a talk with your
Bessie, knowing her father as she
did. might have warned Tom of the
uselessness of such an interview. But
he was so handsome, so much im
proved by the two years spent in a
northern college, from which he had
just returned: then what girl does not
possess sufficient faith in her lover to
believe him capable of accomplishing
whatever he undertakes, even to the
storming of an obdurate parent's
So, side by side, the yonng couple
rode away together toward Big Elm,
an isolated country post office, kept by
itessie a latner. Here, twice a week.
the scattered settlers and cattlemen of
that region received their mail, which
waa carried from a little railway
atauon winy-seven miles to tbe east
Tom Hartley, a handsome, manly
fellow of twenty-four, just borne from
a good college, was the aon of a I
parens ranchman, who lived nearly
eight miles from Big Elm. Tiaae aaal
wham Us and. Bessie's fathers
faaaoas friends. As bovs thev had
F aa joining iarms IB Illinois.
Whew, men they had married - play,
mates, two lovely girta, and with their
families had some to .-Kaasae.' They
had fin mail a partners bia in the eattia
bttsraewv and for aevrral Mars. thev
had prospered reasonably well. -Mrs.
fowler aad HrsHartley were oa tanas
o thessost sisterly iaintaey. , Tom
-vnaaais weaxa jibe name litUadag
l,mairttaaj foknldMm. Of K
fowler had ftowt UiW of toe cattle
basineaS aad wished his partner to boy
him tot At last Hartley ootnH
but in t&e aeitlese nt trier .transoms
trifling. mistaft mad. , Hind In
Hartley a farof, and Fowler had ac
cused bis friend of trying (o eaeat him.
It is a very small thitur .which mav
plaat tb perverse seeds of discord ia
hearts that have long beea ralt"-
Hartley wasamaa of quick mper
aad bad warmly de aled the cnarge. A
qaarrel had followed, pad the families
onee so friendly were soon separated
by a bitter etjgemeot
Once, however, after be bad cooled
down and went over the business
transact ion carefully, Hartley saw the
mistake, whieh waa one of only a few
dollars. He had hastened to Fowler
to right tbe error, but tbe postmaster
had obstinately refused to aeeept any.
apology or an) endment; Tttoproodti
see again for a reconciliation. Hartley
had walked away witb an injured ir.
A three years estrangement had
followed . ,
Tbe postmaster of - Big Elm was
watching from the window of bis cabin
as the yonng couple rode into tbe yard
"May. mother," be cried, with snddea
excitement, "am t that yonng Tom
Hartley out there with Bess?
Kind-faced Mrs. Fowler looked over
her husband's shoulder from the win
dow and surveyed the handsome young
fellow who was in the act of amisting
Bessie to dismount
"Why, I do believe It Is Tom," she re
turned. "How handsome he's grows
Handsome, the dickens!" and he
strode toward the door angrily. "I'll
pay bim for fats impudence in ridin'
with our Bess."
Flinging tbe door open be faced Bes
sie's escort with an angry flash in his
"I don' t ask any odds of any Hart
ley." he aaid, gruffly, brushing Tom
aside. "I can help my own gal off her
"Father:" mildly remonstrated Mrs,
Fowler from the doorway.
"I mean it!" he went on, rudely drag
ging Bess from her saddle. "Now yon
go in the cabin and stay there. Bess,
and ymt," to Tom, "get on yonr beast
and ride back to yonr dad's ranch. I
ain't goin' to have yon hangin 'round
here, fillio' my gal's head full o' non
sense." Hess staggered into her mother's
arms, and hid her burning face on that
sympathetic breast Tom Hartley's in
dignation was aroused against the old
man, but by a great effort he con
trolled himself to speak calmly:
"See here, Mr. Fowler, what's the
sense In letting your old misunder
standing with father separate Bessie
and me? I love her trnly.and I believe
I could make her very happy," Tom
went on, fearlessly. "It's New Year's
to-morrow, and I think you and father
had better bury that old fuss and be
friends again. He's willing if you are.
It would make Mrs. Fowler and
mother happy, I know. Come, begin
the New Year with all the old dis
putes and dislikes cast away, and let
liessie and me enjoy an unclouded hap
New tears be hanged, replied
Fowler, admiring Tom Hartley's spirit
although he was resolved to be unre
lenting, "l on can tell your father I
ain't willing to make up if he is. I
ain't forgot alt he said, and I'd just as
lief begin my calendar of the New
Year with that old fuss as with any-,
thing else. Ride on. and don't come
back to Big Elm any more. You can't
have Bess, and you're not needed here,
and, pushing his wife -nd daughter into
the cabin, he shut tbe door almost in
Stinging with indignation, the young
fellow mounted his horse and rode
away. As he passed the window he
had a brief glimpse of pretty Bess cry
ing her dark eyes red on her mother's
shoulder. The sight almost maddened
him, and he felt disposed to ride back,
force an entrance, and carry her away
from "that unreasonable ogre," her
But who knows?" he communed
with himself. "The New Year may
bring about something for Bessie and
me. No need to make the fuss worse,
if I haven't done so already. Maybe
the old man will cool off a little. I'll
wait and see," and he rode on.
Then be began calling his father and
the postmaster at Big Elm rather un
pleasant names for being so foolish as
to allow a slight mistake to cause such
disruption of friendship. Why
couldn't folks exercise more sense,
more dtspassion in the affairs of busi
ness? It would save so much trouble
if they only would.
The sun had set Darkness was set
tling over the prairie, and the stars
were beginning to appear here and
there in the blue vault above him. But
unheeding the lateness, Tom Hartley
rode on, he cared not where. He was
in no mood to go home, and, as a kind
of reaction of the condemnation he had
been showering out his heart became
heavy, and he began to entertain ap
prehensions of his ever being able to
win Bessie Fowler.
It was growing chilly, so he spurred
his horse into a reckless gallop. This
rate of travel suited him better, and he
let the spirited animal go as fast as he
They had just entered some low,
woody bluffs along a stream, when the
horse caught one of its forefeet in a
deep rut and stumbled, flinging its rider
violently to the rocky ground.
Frightened at its own mishap, the
horse extricated himself and went tear
ing off across the prairie, leaving its
master where he bad fallen.
Tom Hartley waa too stunned to
move for several minutes. When he
did at last attempt to rise he realized
that his right arm was badly sprained.
But congratulating himself on hav
ing escaped worse injury, he started
toward the stream, resolved to refresh
himself with a sup of water, then hur
ry to the ranch, where he knew the re
turn of his horse without it rider would
He was picking his way around a
bluff wben voices suddenly attracted
Two men were earnestly engaged in
conversation not ten feet from where
He was about to pass on wben he
beard them pronounce a certain name.
This determined him to listen, and.
slipping into a dark niche of tbe bluff.
Tom Hartley overheard the following
"So Old Fowler never mistrusted tbe
message waan't O. KT
"No, I worked it slick. Yon see be
owes Mr. Gray for money loaned bim
to pay oS his mortgage, and wben 1
told him that Gray wanted to see him
st omf ba important basinets, be
racked right ewt en bis pony without
waina;iw noun question..
, "Thea there's nobody at Big Elm hut
the old wemnalinrf galT" - - -"Tsnjt'e
tBtlt'U take old Fowler
tm after aakhtigat to get to Gray's, and
ny tba time we'll have that registered
letter in, omr osib pewa,T - ' " v
flow M yon find oat Otd-Temnaoa
had a registered lettOT at Big Elr v
'From hie cow puncher. Bam Cbar-
Vr.-We're feed frienda, and I met
ley aa he was riding hack from
tarn this afternoon. ,; Ha waa
-iiBr' hit a OJd ; Fowler for- not
a vnsa. ansa, csrinar tior tM-Doaa.
for It; and
ompeoM's Own. fid
Bam CharVv'a Wwtnt
a wiiat made him mA
portaai letter, contaio-
lsiMae trrJU tl.Hli
Itt one tbousanot of a ebeck bid Tonlp.
bank ia payaaw"
son had.UnU Tompeoa win post right
-wd won't be home for
balf pint of brandy
1 the work. The
from the ranch
two days. I go
from Charley. A
in my posket dV
money's at Big
bis way to Gray's,!
do is to helponne,
"But what If the v
"We'll wait till they're ii
W raid the boat office.
round welL It'll be easy
If Bess and the old woi
bother, I know bow to si
Come on over to tbe cabin,
Old Fowler's oa
and all we've got to
an give as
fev tbe reception of the robbera, seed
ingtbera beadkmg through the trap
ddof tb mlflttta the had catered
ihroagb tbe window:
. "Tom;" and the old ma:t .vol U
knaty si he grasped Tom's left faadd;
"you've saved as. I haven't words M
thank yon. Bet it's all right Seer
aad he pointed to the old clock oa the
waa It was ready to strike twelve,
the midnight boar. The Old Year's
dying; let the old fuse die with it"
"Amen!" said Tom aad Bees together,
as tbeir hands Joined.
And tbe old bitterness passed oat
with tbe Old Year, and tbe da wa of the
Hew smiled upon the revival of tbe old
friendly feeling between the Hartley
and tbe Fowlera,
The robbers were tamed over to tbe
proper authorities, and the Harllevs
came over to Big Kim to celebrate the
reconciliation by partaking of a food
6jd-fashioned Sew Year's dinner With
the postmaster's family.
"Accordin' to my thinking," said
jMfn im"" imiinr jxmmm
I.ATIKO TUB run TO ROB THE KMT OFnCB.
need something to brace ns up. The
night's gettin' cold."
So the plotters walked away, leaving
Tom to digest as well as he could what
he had heard.
"The post office to be robbed!" he
repeated to himself, as he crept
cautiously away from the bluff. "Fow
ler summoned off by a false message,
and Bessie and her mother alone! He
told me I wasn't needed at Big Elm,
but I rather think I am now, and as I'm
nearly five miies away I haven't a min
ute to spare," and, despite the pain in
his arm, Tom walked briskly away
across the prairie.
He recognized in the leader of the
plotters Pave Muwley, a new settler of
questionable character, who had a
small cabin near those bluffs. By some
few persons he was secretly suspected
of having some connection with an out
law gang of Indian Territory; but he
had managed to keep up a semblance
of respectability by working part of
his time for Gray, a wealthy stockman,
some twenty miles from Big Elm.
"Mowley has appeared in his true
character at last" Tom remarked, as
be hurried along toward Fowler's cabin.
"Hut I'll foil him."
Then he remembered his injured
right arm. He could not use his revol
ver easily with his left hand. What was
he to do?
"I'll prove a poor match against those
two villains, my arm this way," he
said. "There's not a house along this
trail where I can stop for help, and it's
too far to go home and tell them. The
least delay now is dangerous. I must
save Bessie or die in the attempt"
Bessie Fowler was putting out tbe
light preparatory to retiring, when a j
gentle rap on the window-pane startled
-Oh, Tom! What's the matter?"
"Hush! Don't alarm your mother
yet Let me into the kitchen at once."
She quickly complied. As she closed
the door behind him. she cried:
"Oh. Tom! Is something wrong with
"He's all right I believe, only gone
on a false errand."
"False errand! What do you mean,
"No matter. Is there a valuable let
ter in the post office for Ranchman
Torapson?" he asked.
"You must be brave, Bessie, and help
me. Mowley and another villain will
make a raid on the post office to-night
to get possession of it," and he briefly
related the plot of the robbers whom
he had overheard.
What can we do?" said the girl.
with white face. "We're so far from
all aid, and your arm hurt that way "
Never fear, Bessie; we'll baffle
them some way. Let ns go into the
post office. I want to take some
The post office of Big Elm was kept
in a room which had once been used
as the Fowler kitchen. A long table
surmounted with a box divided off into
rude pigeon holes for holding the mail
stood in one corner. The table bad one
large drawer, which contained the
postal supplies and all valuable letters
coming to or leaving the office.
The room had only one window,
while just beneath it was a large trap
door, leading into the cellar. Tom re
ceived an idea.
"Bessie, is the outside cellar door
"Well, yon take Tompson's letter
and all the stamps and hide them in
yonr room, aee that all the winnows
are secured, then put out the lights
and get quiet I'll stay here.
Half-wav to Gray's ranch. Fowler
met one of the cowboys who told him
that Mr. Gray was not at borne.
Guessing at once that be was the vic
tim of a false message, he rode frantic
ally back to Big Elm.
It waa nearly midnight and a die.
light burning in the post office assured
him that something must be wrong.
Jumping from his horse, he flung the
door wide open, and stood staring at
tbe unexpected picture that met his
Tom Hartley, with his right arm in a
aUng, sat oa a table, which had been
placed directly over the trap-door.
Bessie with , her father's trusty Win
chester stood beside him. Strange,
uttered curses eame from the cellar.
.Tom Hartley! Yoa here?" cried; the
postmaster, recovering his speech -
"Yes; I thought I was needed, so I
came," Tom answered.
"What does it meant I feared ioaa
thing was wrong." . - -r-
- "Some villains tried so rob the post
efScr. but I have them trapped." aad
Tom pointed signiiteaaUy coward the
cellar. : ' v - - - s: - - i
Ia as few words as he eoald nee Tom
related to Fowler how ho had over
heard the plot," aad how he
Sowler, carving the wild turkey
browned to a turn, "folks who keep
nursing old fusses throws away lota of
golden time to do good to each other."
Ad. II. GiBSo.
These are Facts
Housekeepers Should Seriously Consider.
If yoo want the beat food, yoa wifl be fotcreated
in tbe following tacts, which show why "Royal"
is tbe best baking powder, why it make the best
and most wholesome food, and why its use has
become almost tmfrersalits sale greater in this
country than the sale of ail other cream of Urur
rat Bakjfle; PtrW It EVER faOs.
It k abewitHel' pan aad) wtoteaome.
It Is ewtsriifaiea' horn tMP "est approved
and iytliru1 bignMeuU, i
Is makes tbe finest rloriV tew,
eleliciotm and wolesme lot
It ham sweater leavening strength than
.... . t- "-
attf oilier beduas; powaer, r-
It sever loses Its strength, trot wOl
fresh and mt foil leavenins; power until
ft acts slowly la the doach, so that none
Of its strength Is lost before the baking I
It makes food thai will keep sweet, moist
and fresh longer, or that may be eaten hot
and fresh with impunity.
The reasons why the Royal Baking Powder is
Superior to all others in these respects are easily
stated. One is because it is made from chemically
pure materials; another is becaase it is nude with
greater care and accuracy than any other. It is
always uniform m composition and leavening
power. It has been the standard baking powder
since its introduction. The founder and eon
doctor of Its business ever since is still at
the head of its management. Thus all the
knowledge- aad skill attained by over a qaarter of
a century's tipfirtsace is available in its present
preparation, Tbe corjftfnaer is apt wptraaenfrd
upon by changes of formula that are coratandy
being made in other powders ia aa snort to get a
mixture that will not "cake" or lose its strength
or that follow changes of pTOprietonhrp or
Cactnrers. The Royal Baking Powder is
certain and equal in its work; a teaspoonwl doe
the same perfect work to-day ijut a did yesterday,
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While the last teaspoonful in a can of Royal s
as good as the first, other powders lose their
strength alief being made a short tune, sntf pas
acnlarly after the can is cpened.
The exactness with which the active principle
!ch,Maredient prior to mains; is ascertained
by expect chemists; the actual prohibitioa enforced
againat the receipt into the works of aa impose ia-
gredjEent; the care with which the matenais are
dricd'a'cd and prepared before their combina
tion, ar the precision fai packing the powder so
that it Hk2" be delivered to the consumer in the
perfect condition in which it leaves the factory,
are tome ofhe details which go to make the
nerfect " Rova!
The same mcVans are not employed by other
imiutkms of the fcayal, but no equals.' Pure
materials are not employed, care is not taken in
their preparation and comfcliaation, while in the
great majority of baking powdnsSnfam is added to
give them strength, while cheapening their-tat.
The great popularity and general use of the
Royal Baking Powder attest its superiority.
A Day at a Time.
The beginning of a new year brings
to a great many people an almost over
whelming sense of work to be done.
There is somehow concentrated into
the first week of the year a realization
of the work of the year, and one has to
struggle to throw off the depression of
so heavy a burden. All the uncer
tainties, labors and possible perplex
ities and disasters of the coming twelve
months crowd on the imagination, and
change the outlook from one of hope
and inspiration to one of discourage
ment and almost of despair. It is one
of the laws of life, however, that we
live only an hour at a time; that work
and loss are distributed over a long
period, and are not crowded into a
brief day. If men were called to face
the work of a whole life at any mo
ment, tbe strongest man would fail;
but, because that work is divided into
fragments, the weakest man, if he have
courage, is able to carry the load. A
good heart, in the old sense of the
words, is one of the best gifts the
temper which disposes one to be cheer
ful, hopeful and buoyant, which re
fuses to see the dark side of things, to
feel the oppression of work, or to sit
down nnder the shadow of possible
calamities. A good heart is much
more than a cheerful disposition. It is
a temper born of faith that there is a
God, and that He is taking care
of His own. This does not
mean that He shields them from
great sorrows, protects them from
great adversities, or relieves them of
great labors. It does mean that He is
able to turn all these great and arduous
experiences into sources of strength; it
does mean that the toilsome road ends
in a glorious outlook; that the darkest
night has its dawn, and the hardest
life its beautiful and eternal consum
mation. Trials and labors, however
overshadowing and severe, can come
to us only a day at a time. We are
never called to meet them all at once.
As the manna was renewed every
morning for the need of those that
were an hungered, so is the divine
strength renewed every day in those
who look to that strength for their
support and guidance. Christian
Carelesaaese with Glasses,
"The cost of spectacles and glasses,'
said an old optician on Broadway, "is
something enormons. A greater pro
portion of people every year wear
glasses, When a man buys his
first pair of glasses be Imagines
he is done with it He will
have some excuse and think it neces
sary to give it when he comes in before
six weeks and gets another pair. He
will break one glass, perhaps, or both.
or mislay them, or get them torn off in
a crowd, or the cord wears out and
thev drop off of their own accord. He
thinks that it is a rare accident, but
after he has used glasses a year or two
he will find that if he goes about much
six pairs a year will be a low average.
I have customers who come here for
glasses twice that often every year,
and some as frequently as two or three
times a month. In nine cases out of
ten the cause is simple carelessness."
N. Y. Herald.
"Why not be a good boy all this
'T won't pay, sis. Didn't I hear
papa tell mamma Christmas had flat
tened out his pocketbook so'st be
couldn't do much in the way of New
Year's presents? So what's the use
Btwaea tbe Tears.
A minute's pause, while o'er the face- of night
A solemn silence retrns. and far and near
A million tongues are hushed, ere wings his
Tbe spirit of the eld and dying year.
A moments pause, and oa the city's heart
A pall has fallen, and a muffled beU
Proclaims tbe hour of midnight aa the dart
Of Time descends thea dies the old year's
Then, clanging wildly to the listening ear.
From spire and steeple comes the Joyous pea,
Of Bella that welcome la the infant year.
Fraught with the wish of happiness aad weal;
aaa, era the shades of night agala das nasi.
epokea wish has passed from Mead at
Walwa-Sedwla.lBOaeea Week "
- Far Www Teaafa Day.
: Seau-ehweO thy heart, aor Mix 1st
'. i- Tteewdeaoa tkysael baseV -.
Load not thy faith anuU it atrala
Aad break, sad an be worse than vets
i-' at asms thy fewer, aad for Ike tea
-CUnton SeaUara, la Ladles'
Maid 8erTaat-'Profeaaorl c. pro
fessor! just think.' t have swallowed.
a pin!" Abaeat-Mladed Profraaor
-Sever mind, her ts ssalker owe."
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In the January Wide Awake,
Margaret Sidney's paper on "Whittler
with the Children" naturally leads all
others in timeliness and interest It ia
sympathetic personal and delightful,
and shows the good Quaker poet as the
child-lover and with that child-nature
his poems have led ns to ascribe to him.
The article is profusely illustrated.
Another leader is Frederick A. Ober's
"The Bridge that Spanned the World.
It deals with the localities made
famous by Columbus in Spain. Kirk
XI unroe, the founder of the League of
American Wheelmen, contributes
pithy article "About Bicycles' to the
Wide Awake Athletics, and makes some
sharp criticisms on the present method
of "jackknifing" in the saddle. The
short stories in this number are es
pecially bright Annie Howells
Frechette's "Bill" is tbe study of a
small boy that shows the Howells'
realism in a new vein; Blary Kyle Dal
las' "The Little Turk" is a tale of
pluck and endeavor; Mary P. W. Smith
in "Behind the Wardrobe" delights all
those who love or hate arithmetic.
The serial stories by W. O. Stoddard,
Molly Elliot Seawell and Theodora B.
Jenness are increasingly absorbing.
Kate Putnam Osgood's "Ballad of the
Bonny Page" ia full of strength and
fire; M. E. B's dog poem, "A Morning
Call," Mrs. M. F. Butt's "So the Snow
Comes Down," and Richard Burton's
"Landlord and Tenant" are charming.
The Men and Things department ia
full of bright paragraphs. The illus
trations are beautiful. Meynelle's ex
quisite frontispiece of Whittier with
the children, has almost the softness
and strength of an oil painting, and is
well worth framing.
Price 20 cents a number; S2.40ayear.
On sale at newa stands or sent post
paid on receipt of price, by D. Lothrop
Company, Publishers. Boston.
A lecturer on optics, in explaining
the mechanism of the organ of vision,
remarked: "Let any man gaze closely
into his wife's eye, and he will see him
self looking so exceedingly small that
" Here the lecturer's voice was
drowned by the shouts of laughter and
applanse which greeted his scientific
"Parker, the poet, has twins."
"I am not surprised. He always was
daft on couplets." Puck.
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At the annual meeting of the New
Jersey Society of the Daughters of the
Revolution, held in Newark on Novem
ber IS, a constitution was adopted, and
a new chapter formed nnder the title
of "The Nova Canarea Chapter of the
Daughters iof the American Revolu
tion." Mrs. W. W. Shippen is state
regent; Mrs. D. A. Depoe, chapter
regent; Mrs. D. W. C. Mather, reg
istrar; Mrs. R. F. Stephens, treasurer;
Mrs. II. Richards, secretary. Mrs.
Holdich recited an original poem upon
"New Jersey;" Mrs. Terhnne (Marion
Harland) read a paper entitled "Mary
Washington: a Study." In the coui
of this she refuted authoritatively the
calumny that the mother of George
Washington was a tory.
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THE SIGHT, Con
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caused br impure blood.
is enough to fasten it
upon you. That b tbe
time when neglect and
delay are full of danger.
consumption is iirig
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Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. That
is the most do tent blcod-cleajner. strength-
lesuaer, .nl nesh-buikler that's known to
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Lungs, Bronchitis, Asthma, and all severe,
lingering Coughs, it is the only miaroafceo
remedy. If it doesn't benefit or cure, you
have your money back.
TVw ,ir,MH Iwfenrn of Dr. rVure'a Catarrh
Dmxli Imom that their medicine perfectly
and permanently cures Catarrh. To prove
it to vox. they make this offer: If they cant
cure your Catarrh, no matter wna your
casa is, they'll pay yon tM in cash.
My niece, Emeline Hawley, was,
taken with spitting blood, and she
became very much alarmed, fearing
that dreaded disea.se. Consumption.
She tried nearly all kinds of medi
cine but nothing did her any good.
rurally she took. Uermanbyrupand
she told me it did her more good
than anything she ever tried. It
stopped the blood, gave her strength
and ease, and a good appetite. I
had it from her own lips. Mrs.
Mary A. Stacey, Trumbull, Conn.
Honor to German Syrup. 0
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an appetizer; these are
everything; to those who
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TajpaJrfJtf few Soot a 9oATfl.
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In September the Tribune fresh-air
fund closed the most successful year tt
has had since its foundation in 1877. It
receipts, including a small balance left
from the previous year, were S-TI.41S.
It sent 15,27 children to theeoawtry
for two weeks, and carried 35,560 peo
ple on the day excursions. Children
were sent as far north as Lake Ontariov
east to Newbury port, Mass.. south to
Cape Henlopen City. DeL. and aa far
west as Meadville, Pa. Money was re
ceived from eleven different states. All
the lines of travel leading into Sew
York gave special rates, and the Trunk
Line association gave the Tribune fund!
a "maximum rate," by which a child
could be sent 500 miles from New York
and return for 13.50.
IT SAVED HIS
Unfiles the Dutch Prcsss
are need ta tae
W. BAKER ACO.-S
srMrA to Ssafnasfw
nl wMtSjf 4Va4fBsWe
It hM mortthan three ttmm
tke strength of Cocw. mtxm
I with 8taixi Arrvwrooc em
Barar.aad t fmr wmore co. '
vomtCeU, costing mm xnan erne cem a nip.
it is uckhm Boaraung.
1 11, 1 i t in
Tke MlNtSTKI tAH AH 9 TlTO WTTfK C.
ftr otTwrt&aj for Je at low pricv and on moot rjYvor
bl tern ft leVrtT aVwMMDtf fln Mlaverwl, Tl mhey -fffl
rU. lnrljr wsUirrwd. Tb mt prodmrtlT .! kim
line rrsjiom ! tb world. Vine mirosul fsu-tlftlM.
Poanilatkm laU-Tvavaific ruwr tbmm tm u swrtioa of
Come atAd . WriU to th CtMnBtUiTt
Bpr.fiCaVld.Mo.: J.F 9ttWu.GlfBm, No ; Oorr X
rrriy.Ptjirp-Ctty Mo.; M. B. DrHlrotT r-tn.vUw. Jfe.;
TtawConput'aiajupr. i. FCUY,Kfks,lfA
f Mevattee- BaoB Cmm to IS
i : w aw nwjwj-nit
ana wish w
8eM ayaraesrs iisijeaaia.
W. BAXEB t CO, Dordiester.jTAat.
aw t n liTTi as i 1 1 . ri "n
YOU MUST SOW
want a uuuu uiuiuuir.
TkoaawMMrotir mdmeuee memem,em
IWt flaa1 lle am rwllaasaa. TUT T HEM 1MB mS
rH.1. F40T KC attUAPPtklKTCSt, OarlUtrtrfttts
ad DEacRIPTIVat CaTAI OOI R diM tYm oa a
PUUfT SEED CuMPAIIT.
sia awl sis a. raMh lam. .MCia,a
DO MT IE DFCf ItfA
with Pa44. Enrnmclfi, ftBd Patnts wkta. mtm
UM9 Darrdsi. Inlnrn the Imn. and hum off
The linrtrg 8nn Plorsj Pollah Is Ri1llla Otfor-
iaw, Imuran i r. ana mo ctTTrwaroer par lur mo
or glaaa paefcatro with awary prirehaaa.
God bless the children. Any
thing that alleviates tneir sunerings
and "that restores them to health
when they are afflicted is deserving
of great praise. When we consider
that half the population of the
world die before they reach the age
of five years, we can see wnat a
boon any remedy is that Danisnes
the chief danger of childhood, loi
eighty per cent, of deatte in these
infants come from croup, motners
will read the following epistle with
KANSAS CITY, MO., Nov. 30th, 1892.
My baby, nineteen months old, is verj.
much subject to croup. Recently we have
been i nduced to use Reid's German Cough
and Kidney Cure and we no longer dread
these attacks. Two doses give instant re
lief, I give it freely and do not fear ao
overdose. J. W. MARSH,
aoa Bast Fifth Street,
Manager Depot Transfer Co,
Kansas City, Mo.
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BaaqBa. Tor rrrilar-i a4rwtlTBtTrlal. (i-h .
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