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Ctiokrti jit, "Prisoner," said tho police magis trate, "hnvo vott anything to say bo ' tore I procoed to pronounco sontenm V upon your-" Tho prisoner, n battered. 1 blear-eyed pilgrim, with whiskers that had grown an eighth of an Inch slnoe their luit coat of blue-blnok dyo had been applied, slowly uaorossed hit legs and row to hli foeL "l'ou can do what you pleow with mo, I reckon. . Judge," ho said. "I was drunk and I was disorderly. There ain't any get ting around that. Hut If I oan bo al lowed to moko h fow remarks I should , like to glvo lorao of tho reasons why I 'believe In tho froo and unlimited coin age of a'lver at tho ratio of 10 to 1" . Hut tho olllcori hastily pulled him down. A PERFECT BHBEI' DIP. The Improved method ot extracting nlcotlno from tobacco enables sheep owners to escape the labor ot hauling and boiling up tho bulky stems when dipping Is to bo done. The concentrat ed nlcotlrlo makes a perfect sheep dip, as It Is tho best known stimulant for wool as well us sure death to all In sects. If you Intend dipping this year you cannot do better than write at onoo to the Bkabeurn Dip Co., Station B., Chicago, for particulars. i'rrt:jr Hat. Now, thore's a bright looking boy," remarked ono Dallas man to another tho other day, "but in this nge tho chnncos nro ho will soon devolop Into n fast young man." "No dnngor of that," wn tho reply, fV 'he's In tho meswnger servlw. 'i'oxni fSandwJoh. Tho MoiUrn IWnuty Thrives on soed food and sunshine, with plenty of exercise In the open Mr. Her farm glows with health nnd her face blooms with Its beauty. It her nyn . tern needs the cleansing aetlen of a lax V atlve remedy she uses the gentle and ' pleasant brui of 1'lgs. Made by the California Hit Hyrup Cornimny. Kvery man likes n little woman with a big bunoh of hair on hor head. Alt Aliout AVrilrrn I'urin t.nixia. Th "Corn llelt" Is tho namo of nn illustrated monthly newspntwr pub lished by the Chlengo, ihirllngton & Qulnojr It. (. It aims toglrelnformn tlqn In an Interesting way about tho farm lauds of tho west. Send 2fi oents in postage stamps to tho Corn lielt.209 Adams St., Chicago, nnd the paper will . bo sent to your address for ono year. j The twople nro nil going to bohavo bottori but not now. If ttm lUl.r 1 Cii((ln Tcelh, ' Ji mr ! ut th.t aid tn.1 t.lrjn rrmt, JIM, Wixrtow'i Suorima mm'fUir CLIIdriult.ihW What is tho dllTcrouao between a gontlomnn of IoIriiu nnd n loufor? llsll'i ClnUrrli Curo 4s taken lutornully. I'rloa, 76c. Afte: Ml, nothing iipjxjnls to people nice fomenting good to out,. I know that my life wm ered tr l'lio'i Cure for ensiuinpilnn. John A. Miller. Am 6aW, Michigan, April g, SM. Most peowla do not wont to know the truth, U it is uisngroeuula, r IT 8-A 11 nn turpnl f it wir II r. K 1 1 n fl r. ;r llelurr. u flU fi it tm siM'i uta. mlumn. Tnuuuii2inuiiiii;i...r. to lir. mM AtiWiUVtVi., l-i. livery one Is Inclined to He nbout tbo value ot his wheel. Tlirro for a DiilUrl Threo what? Throe ohnrmlngly ex, otlted posters in colore, drawn by V. Ueimlow, Kthel Huod and liny Urown, will Imi Mint froo of postage to any uddrow on reunlpt of Ono Dollar. All who art) allllotod with tho iiostor Jrujo" wilt linmedlutoly ombraco this rare opportunity, us hut n limited num ber of tho postern will bo issued. Tho wmrelty of it good tiling enlmncos IU value. Addross Goo. II, lleulTord, General l'nseongor Agent of tho Chi cago, Mllwuuktto & St. 1'iiUl ltultwuy, Old Colony Hullding, Chlungo, 111. v Old ago U Hko tho whooping coughi ctarybody.pnU It. Cancer 1 0! the Breast. Mr, A. XI. Crausby, of 158 Kerr St., Memphis, Tenu., says that his wife pjitl no attention to a small lump which appeared in her breast, but it soon de veloped Into a cancer of the worst type, and notwithstanding the treatment ot m, best physicians, it continued to sfreed and grow rapidly, eating two ueles iu tier breatt The doctors ooe pronounced uer incurauie. a celebrated Now York specialist then treat ed her, but she con tinued to grow worse and when informed that both her aunt and grandmother had ,died from caueer he I gave the case up as hopclcM. tiomcoue then re commended 8.S.8. and though little hope remained, she f ucgun u. anu an improvement was uo Ni tlced. Thecancerrommeueedtoheolaud "I I. ...I ..I.... I 1. .... I -. 1. t I dUanncared entirely, and although sev- cn,M years have elapsed, not a sign of the disease has ever returned. A Real Blood Remedy. 8.8.8. (guarantttd unrly vegetable) !s aeal blood renmly, and never fails a cure Cancor, Jtcieuis, Hheumatism fSerefuta, or any other blood disease. uar uooks will be mailed free to any ad areaa. Swift Specific Co., AtisuU Os. sss SISTER A STORY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION BY WILKIE. INTERNATIONAL ClIAITKIt XH.-rCoHTixosrM Tho principal artlrlo of furnlturo In tho Hall ot Jusllno was a long, clumsy deal table, covered with green baize. At tho head ot this table ml tho presi dent nnd hln court, with their hnta on, backed by a heterogeneoua rollwtlnn ot patriots officially connected In va rious ways with tho proceedings that were to take place, llolow tho front ot tho table, a rnlled-off space, with ft gallery beyond, was appropriated by tho general pr.bllo mostly represented, ns to tho gnllery, on this occasion, by women, all sitting togcthor on forms, knitting, shlrt-mondlng, nnd baby-linen making, as coolly as It they wero at homo. Parallel with tho nldo ot tho table farthest fron tho great donr of m trnnco, was a low platform rallod off, on whloh tho prisoners, surrounded by their guard, wero now nsecmblod to nwalt their trial. Tho mm slumo In brightly from n high window, nnd a i hum ot couseloM talking porvndod tho hall ohcorfully, an Iximaquo entered It. Ho wns a prlvllegQd man lure, ns nt tho prison; nnd ho made his way In by ft private door, so as to pass tho pris oners' platform, nnd (o walk round It, boforo he got to a plnco behind tho president's chnlr. Trudalno, standing j with his sister on tho outermost llmlla ot tho group, nodded slgninonntly ns , Lomarjue looked up at him for nn In Btnnt. Ho had contrived on hU way to the tribunal, to get an opportunity ot reading tho papor whleh the ehlef-ngcnt ,jind slipped Into his cravat. It con tained these lines: "I have Just dlseoverod who tho cltl ren and eltorenne Dubois are. There Is no chance for you but to confess everything. Uy that meana you may lnoulpnto a certain cltlsen holding nn thorlty, and may make It his Interest. , It ho loves his own life, to savo yourn nnd your slstov'e." 1 Arrlvod nt tho back of tho president's chnlr, Iranque rccognlzod his two .trusty subordinates, Maglolro nnd I'l curd, waiting among tho nssemblod pa 1 trlot ofllclnls to glvo their ovldonte. He- , yond thorn, leaning ngnlnst tho wall, ad dressed by no one, nnd speaking to no one, stood tho superintendent, Danville. Doubt and susponso wero written In every lino ot his fnco; tho frottulnoss ot an uneasy mind oxprcseod Itself In his slightest gosturos oven In his munnor ot passing n hnndkcrchlof over his fneo, on which tho porsplrntlon was gather ing thick and fast nlrondy. "Silence!" cried tho usher of tho court for tho tlmo being, a hoarso-volcod tnnn 1 top-boots, with ft hugo nnbro buck kd to his sldo, nnd a bludgeln In bin hnnd. "Sllenco for tho cltlton-prtMl-dentt" he reltorntod, striking his blud geon on tho table. Tho president rose and proclalmod thnt the sitting for tho day had bogun, then sat down again. Tho momentary silence whloh fol lowed was Intorruptod by n sudden con fusion among the prisoners on tho plat form. Two ot tho guards sprang In nmong thorn. There was tho thump ot ft heavy fall a scronm of terror from somo of tho fomale prisoners then nil other dead sllonre, broken by ono of the guards, who walked ncross the hall with a bloody knlfo In his hand, and laid It on tho tablo. "Cltlien-prosldent." ho eald, "I hayo to report that ono of tho prisoners has Just slabbed himself." Thoro wn a murmuring oxclnmntlon "Is thnt all?" among tho women spec tators as they resumed their work. Buloldo nt the bar ot Justice was no un common occurrence undc' tbo Ilolgn of Terror. "Name?" asked the president, quietly taking up his pen and opening a book. "Martlgno." answered tho hump backed gaoler, coming forward to tho tabic. "Dcscrlptlonr "Kx-royallst coaehmnker to tho ty rant Oopwl." "Accusation J" "Conspiracy In prison." Tho president noddod, and entered in the book "Martlgno, coachmahrr. Ae cusod ot conspiracy in prison. Antici pated course of law by suicide. Action accepted nn aufllelent confession o! guilt. Goods Gonflseated. 1st Thermt- dor, year two of the Itepnblle." "Sllenee!" cried the man with the bludgeon, as tho president dropped n llttlo sand on the entry, and signing to the gaoler that he might remove tiie dead body, oleeed the beek. "Any special ea tkUi mwaliig?" re sumed the president, looking round ut tho grouu before him. "There la one," said Imaque, mak ing Ills way to the beek ot the oltlektl chair. "Will It be convenient to you, citizen, to take the ease ot IjsuIs Tru dalno nnd Hose Danville flrstt Two of my men are detained here as witnesses and their tlmo is valuable to tho Ileaub lle." Tho president marked a list of names before him. and handed It to the crier or usher, pkielng the figures one nnd two, against Dotila Trudalno and Hose Danville. While Lomaquo wns backing again to his former place behind the chair, Dan ville approached and whispered to him "There Is a rumor that secret Infor mation has reached you about the citi zen and oltoyonne Dubois. Is It truo? Do you know who they are?" "Ves." answered lomaquo; "hut I havo superior orders to keep the Infor mation to myself Just at present." The eagernesa with whloh Danville put this question, and the disappointment he showed on getting no satUfactory answer to It, wero ot a naturr to satisfy k observant cole! ucmU that his su-1 ROSE ft COLLIN5 PRESS ASSOCIATION. porlntondont was really ns Ignorant iw ho npheared to bo on tho subject of the man nnd woman Dubois. That ona mystery, nt any rate, wns still, for Dan villi, n mystery unrovoalod. "Loula Trudalno! Hoso Danvllla!" shouted tho erior. with altether rap of his bludgeon. Thnwo'onmo forward, nt the appeal, to the front railing of the platform. Tho first sight of her Judges, the first shook on confronting the pltllMW curios ity ot tho audience, seemed to over whelm Hose. She turned from deadly pale to crimson, then to pals again, nnd hid her face on her brother's shoulder. How fast she heard his heart throbbing! How tho tears filled her eyea as she felt that his fear wns all for her! "Now!" mild the president, writing down their names. "Denounced by whom?" Mnglolro and Plcard stopped forward to tho tnhle. The first nnswered, "Hy oltfzen superintendent Danville." CHAPTHHOCIII. i ik reply mad a great stir nnd son nation among both prisoners nnd milli on eo. " A c e ti a ad o f whntr pursued the prosldsnt. "Tho male pris oner, of conspiracy n gainst tbo Repub lic; tiie remaie pris oner, of criminal knowledge of the wt.U." "Produce your proofs In answer to ttila order." Pleard and Maglolra opened their mlnnltw of evidence, and read to the prosldent the saute particulars which thoy had formerly read to Lomaquo In tho soeret police afllco. "flood," Mid the president, when they hnd done; "we need trouble oursolvea with nothing tnoro than the Identifying ot tho citizen and oltoyenno Dubois, which, of course, you aro prepared for. Hnvo you hoard tho ovldence," ho con tinued, turning to the prisoners; while PIcnrd and Mnglnlre consulted together In whispers, looking porploxedly to wards tho chief ngont, who stood silent behind them. "Hnvo you heard the ovl donoa, prlsonors? Do you wish to any anything? If you do, remember that tho tlmo of this tribunal Is precious, nnd that you will not be suffered to wnsto It?' "I domand permission to spenk for mytolf and for my sister." answered Trudalne. "My object Is to savo tho tlmo of tho tribunal by making a oon foaslon." The fnlnt whisperings, nudlblo nmong tho women spectators a momont before, consed Instantaneously ns he pro nounced tho word confession. In the broothleas silence, IiIr low, quiet tones penetrated to the rimotost cornora of the ball; whllo. suppressing externally all evidences of the death-agony of hope within him, he continued hl address In these words: "I conteaa my secret visits to tho house In the Hue tie Clery. I contosa that tho persoitH whom I wont to see are tho persons pointed nt In tho ovl donco; nnd, lastly, I oonreea thnt my ob ject In communicating with thorn ns I did, wns to supply them with tho monna of leaving Franco. If I had nc"tcd from pol!t-al motives to tho political preju- uico 'U tiio oxlstlng government, I ad mit that I would ho guilty of that eon splracy against tho republic with whleh I nm chnrgod. Hut no political pur poso animated, no political noeeesllr urged mo, lit performing the action whloh has brought mo to the bar of this tribunal. Tho persons whom I aided In leaving l'rntico wero without political liilluoncu or political connec tions. I netod solely from private mo tives ot humanity inwards thtmt and towards others motives which a good republican may feel, nnd yet not turn traitor to the welfare of hie country. "Are you ready to Inform the eeurt. next, who the man nnd woman Dubois really aro?" Inquired the president, im patiently. "I nm ready." answered Tradable "Hut first I desire to eay one word in re(arene to my sister, charged here at the bar with me." Ills voice nrew leas steady, and tor the flrrt time, his eolor began to change, as Hose lifted her faec from hla shoulder and looked up at him eagerly. "I Implore the tribunal to eon aider my sister as Innocent of all aetlve participation in what is charged against me as a crime" he went on. "Hnvlng spoken with candor about myself, I have seme claim to be believed whin I speak et her; when I aaeert that she neither did help me ner could help me. It there bo blame. It Is mine only; If punish ment, It Is I alone who should suffer." He stopped suddenly and grow con fused. It was easy 10 guard himself from tho peril of looking at Hose, but he ootild not eaeape the hard trial to his self-posseeslon of hearing her It she spoko. Just as ho pronounced tho lift sentence, she raised her fnoo again from his shoulder, and eagerly whispered to him. "No, no, Louis! Not that sacrifice, after all tho others--net thnt. though you should farce mo Into speaking to them myself!" She abruptly quitted her hold of him. and fronted the wholo eourt In an In stant. Tho railing In front ot her shook with the quivering of her arms and hands as she held by It to support herein Her hair lay tangled on her shoulders: her face hsd tuumul n strange flxednwi: her gentle blue eves o soft nnd tendsr At atl other times, were lit up wildly, a lew hunt of mitf mured curiosity and admiration broke from the women ot the ntidlonte. Some rate eagerly from the btathes, others erlwl: "LUtcnl Listen! Bho Is going to Hpoakl" fifib did speak. Silvery and pure the sweet v&feo, sweeter than over In anil noM, stole Its way through tho grots sounds through the coarse humming and the bluing whisper. .My lord the prtldent"-began tho poor girl, firmly. Her next word wore ilrbwflod In a volley of IiIhob from the womon. "A hi aristocrat, aristocrat! Nono of yr aeenrseti titles hertr was their shrill cry at her. Mho fronted tho fierec gwtilros which nccompnnled It. with tho steady light stilt in hor oyos, with tho strange rigidity still fastened on her face. She would tin re ipskeiu nguln through the uproar and oxeera tlon, but her brother's voice overpower ed her. Cllhon-presldent." he erlwl, "I have not concluded. I demand leave to earn UU my confession. I Ifhplnro the tribunal to attach no Importance to wlmt my sister says. Tho trouble nnd teirar of this day hare shaken her In telleet. She Is not responsible for her words I assert It solemnly, lu tho fnce at tho whole court!" The blood flew up into his w"hlte face ns lio made the assertion. Hven nt Hint supreme moment the great heart ot tho man reproached him for ylddlng himself to a deception, though the mo tive ot It wae to save his sister's llfo, "Lot her speak! let hor speak!" ex claimed tho women, as Hose, without moving, without looking at hor brother, without scorning even to hnre heard what he wild, made a second attempt to add raw hor Judges. In spite of Tru- dnl' Inornn,U0n. ,, "silence!1' should ihe man with the bludgeon. "Sllenre. you women! the cltlxeii-presldent l aolng to speak." "The prisoner Trudalne has the ear of the court," said the president, "and may continue hi confusion. If the fe male prisoner wlshe to speak, she may be heard afterwards. I enjoin both the accused parsons to make short work or It with their addressc to me, or they will mnko their esse worse Instead nt hotter. I command alienee among the audlonco, nnd It I am not obeyed, I will clear tho hall. Now. prisoner Tru dalne, I Invito you to procoed. No mora about your sister; lot her speak for her self. Your business and ours Is with tho man mid woman Dubois now. Aro you, ar nro you not, ready to toll the court who they.are?" "I ropont that I am ready," answored Trudnlno. "Tho citizen Dubois Is a ser vant. The woman Dubois Is tho mother of Che mnn who has denounced me Superintendent DanvlllO." A low, murmuring, riislijng sound of hundreds of exclaiming voloos, all speaking, holf-stippressodly, nt the sumo moment, followed the delivery of the answer. No offleor of the court at tempted to control tho outburst ot as tonlAliment. The Infection ot it spread to tho persona on the platform, to the rrler himself, to the judgea ot the trlb mini, lounging, but the moment before so carelessly silent In their chairs When the noise was at length quelled It was subdued In the most InstnnlunC' ous manner by one man, who shouted from the throng behind the president's chair "Clear the way there! Superintendent Danville Is taken III!" A vehement whispering and contond Ing of many voices Interrupting oaoh other, followed; thon n swaying nmong tho assembly ot olhclnl peoplo; thon ; real stillness; thon the midden appear auco of Danville nlono, at the tablo. do aa coktihosu.i LOVE NOWADAYS. Two AiUotl Altle Almut It and Then llirtl II, There Is no tiso of opposing n lovo nt fair, not oven whan thonetura play Into your own hands, nays the Now York Herald. I kuow what I'm saying, I'vo hnd tho oxporlence with two tho young and the old man. My llrst ox perlvnco won with a young man who didn't know hla mind nnd asked ine what he had hotter do, nnd I, Hko a father, told Dim be'd better not marry the girl he waa courting. Ho went right ott nnd married her. An old man from the country came Into the ear where I was reading my morning paper and sat down nt my side. "Ileg year pardon, sir," he s!d. "Did you ever eourt a grne wlddwT" "Oh. yea" I mrIU, "I've courlad a nlecen or more. Why?" "Did you ever marry one?" "Tea." "Waller, pYape yer kin give n chap a point or two?" "Oh, certainly nil the points you wanL" "Are they any different from other women?" "gay, old fellow, I've eotirtA! all srrts of women, both married and unmarried, and they are all Just alike. They do all the courting and generally propose be fore you have courted them a week." "Waller, what's yer opln'n?" "It Is this: 'Tho mart who marries one la a Jackass.' " Tho old fallow aeratehed his head for n momont nnd after ho had got his IJea racked In the right spot ho said: "Wal ler, hain't I as niueli eonitltullennlly right to bo a Jnokau as yer have? Wal ler. I guess, and I'm goln' to 'eept her proposal by wire. Write It out for me, won't yer?" Soclelr. Not all misery Is in the slums. Not all danger to seelety arises from the vlotlmi ot poverty. It may be that there Is as great danger to society from the boulevards at from the siuau, Rev H A Wbltt. Onr rorrtti, I One of, perhajM, many little uin on-! ildered ways lit which the forest .ltii cvnntry ura being eaten up l in ip- plying UmW for rnllway trestle work i Thern urn 2000 miles or trestle sliu. i- i tire In the United States, nccordlnir to 1 the etinnt by the forestry divMnn. , I III trastlo work has. to b rvplii. ! entirely ovory nine yenra. on nn avarnge.nml every year timber amount ing: to S9O.tfO0.000 fet, board measure, ts ttsod for this inirpnee. Nearly all tho limber Is out tram the largest and litest trees, 'lite annual expenditure oh Uils work Is estimated at about T,0W),QW. Ol.l Writ Pointer. The oldest living graduates of West t'olnt Is (ten. (leurge S. (itveno, who lebral(! Ids Uftth birthday nt his toino tii New York n few days id nee. le Is In vigorous health. If ton peoplo go to a tdcale, seven itn manager, nnd ouse tho driver of Jio tvngon. nrt)ioiittTBlntli tn tlnrih nnilKirff! ftanmlt Tbe timet are eftea pslafally seme. When Hit Is the case, tbe bnt thing to be don It to j trek tk ftete slid lrHcNlllltlnr SMlttanre ot , llettetiefi 8lHMeh lllttcrt, i tuprl awlne. I No Ih bmeOttal It It for dyspeptic, Ulleui, mulsrltl, rheumatic, bovsl and kidney com pUlaU. Vtfl with peMtienl rculrlty. A wlueglustul before retlnag cvsfart tip. Whleh would j mi i Mtiicr b' bald k bended, or it-d headod? t It Is worth Incoming the under dog. ' to get the sympathy. "The North Pole BaltieAx sv as wjtxc PLUG ! Always at the front and wherever "BATTLE AX" goes it is the ; biggest thing in sight. It is as re i markable for its fine flavor and quality ! as for its low price. A 5 cent piece 1 of "BATTLE AX" is almost as large as a 10 cent piece of any other ; equally good tobacco. 1896 Hartford Bicycles REDUCTION This Is (he best value for tht money olftftd in medium gride machines Columbias acknowledge no competitors, and the price H Is fixed absolutely for the season of 896 at J J II If you can't buy a Columbia, than buy a Hartford, All Columbia and Hartford Bicycles arc ready for ImmtdiaU delivery. Brsnth Bunt and' Actaelis In almott POPE MFG. CO vry clly ni town. K ColumbU. sre . " not propci ly rtprttenttd In your vlttalty. QtoiiH Oillcii and Fscterlte, u,u,kMW- Aft I lie ;b Bauer of, Beauiy Hesuty's bane the fadlug or fallln ug of the halrl Luxuriant treeses are far more te the matron thatt to the maid wliotc eaikct of charms Is yet unrlded by tltnc, lltaHtlftil women will lie gletl to be reminded that falling or fadlug halt is unknown to those who tiie Ayers Hair Vigor,. Thoro is his of pleasure, satin faction and health corkctf up v) a bottlo of HIRES Rootbcor. Mako it at homo.. ! ,et, t; m rt.o-i r !.... rv,riiw. r.Ui.ml,n.,, IUM,wWfv BiniierTwinBliiigii RODS (.KH. ) sat. SuUiiiki, Onn. H:,y?,V!.m SThompson's Eye Walar. 1. : r made use of at last." p4SSTro!n,n?V80 lo$65 Pa,;xS6:$50.o45 THE STANDARD OF THE WORLD HARTFORD. CONN. We guarantee EVERY SHOE STAMPED C cr, jrT- 8T, LOUIS. MO MADErOR- Men, Women Chlldreriw ASK YOUR DBALBK FOR TttMM.