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A Welcome Usher of '93.
The liecinuiiiR of the new year will have a welcome usher in the shape of a fresh Almanac, descriptive of the origin, nature and uses of the national tonic and alterative, Hostetters Stom ach Hitters. Combined with the descriptive matter will he found calendar and astronomical calculations absolutely reliable for correctness, r-tatitics. illustrations, verses carefully se lected, and other mental food highly profitable and entertaining. On this pamphlet, published and printed annually by The Hostetter Com lwny of Pittsburg, 00 hands are employed in the mechanical department alone. Eleven months are devoted to its preparation. It is procurable free, of druggists and country dealers every where, and is printed in Knglish. German, French, Spanish. Welsh. Norwegian, Holland Swedish aud ISohemian. Tic for .Milly. At one of the quiet summer hotels it. flic Adirondack region a husband and wife attracted by their pleasant man ner the liking- of the waiter detailed at the table. Madam, like a true Ameri can, called for a little more of some particularly nice pie, whereupon her husband rebuked her jocosely in his care for her health. "No, no, Milly," he said, "you have had quite enough pie for your good. " "Never you mind him, Milly," said Flnathan, the waiter, leaning1 over her chair, a perfect mass of sympathy, "you kin hev all the pie ther is. Here's a hull one." The kerosene emulsiou will rid live stock of fleas and li e Scrofula in the Neck Is dangcrous.disagreeable and tenacious, but Hood's Sursaparilla, :is a thorough blood purifier, cures this and all other forms of scrofula. "Iliad a bunch on the side of 1113' neck as large as ji hen's egg. I was ad vised to have it cut out, but would not consent. A friend suggested that I take Hood's Sarsa parilla, which I am glad to say that I did, and soon the bunch Entirely Disap- Mrs. r.lla Killings an excellcnt med icine. I have recommended Hood's Sarsaparilla highly in the past, and shall continue to do so." Mrs. Ella HiLMNGS, hed Cloud, Neb. iff -.ea- Cures BIAAHCriTi part1 Hood's Pills arc the lic-t after-dinner J'ilN: asit digestion, prevent constipation. WORLD'S-FAIR Z IIIG I IlX AWARD I , ' " ' . THE L'F" , THE 4 AEDIOINAJ Has justly acquired the reputation of being The Salvator for Invalids The-Aged. An Incomparable Aliment for the Growth an.l Protlction of INFANTS and CHILDREN A superior nutritive in continued Fevers, And a reliable remedial agent in all gastric and enteric diseases ; often in instance of consultation over patients whose digestive organs were re duced to such a low and sensitive condition that the IMPERIAL GRANUA1 was the only nourishment the stomach would tolerate when LIFE seemed depending on its retention ; And as a FOOD it would be dillicult to conceiv e of anything more palatable. .Sold by D R UG G I STS. Shipping Depot, JOHN CARLO & SONS. New York. WALTER BAKER & 00r The Largest Manufacturers of PURE, HIGH GRADE COCOAS AND CHOCOLATES J5- On this Continent. hve received HIGHEST AWARDS from the prcat Industrial and Food EXPOSITIONS -ln Europe d America. I'tilikcthe Duidil'twf" "A!ka- lli-r othrr ClirmiraUi. 'xc ,B.? ueJ in nnv of thfir rrrnarmtion. Thrir delicious imEKIST COCOA it at-vuXulel? pure mid soluble, ami co$t lets than one cent a cup. SOLD BY GHOCERS EVERYWHERE. WALTER BAKER iC0.1)0R CHESTER, MASS. "COLCHESTER" SPADING BOOT. BEST IN MARKET. BF-ST IV KIT BEST IX WKAKIXG Ql'AUTV. ' . The oairortap sole ox .Jtetnis the whole least Ii ?3u.'t id ijit iiffi, jiro leeiuiirilie Hoot 111 ili. jrlntr ami ia other hard wm k. ASK YOUR PEA LEU KOIt THEM ami dont he put off with inferior troods. COI.CIIESTKll ItCBUKR CO. TittSlKTBHAOY iND USED LOCALLY WITH Insufflator. ER. SYKES' SUK reUE CO.. II. CAXTON SICO.. CHiCiCD sold l all Irucii-tN WE WILL TAKE YOU TO CALIFORNIA Clscaplr. Quickly and Comfortably on the l'hillips-nock Wand Touri.-l EM-ursions. CHEAP, l.ecaue the rate in Sleepine Car is liut iCO). QUICK, t e carx voa travel on the fastest trains that run. COMPORT, because vou have a through Slt-eper. Kourteen years" record. Oier lOO.m already rarrieii. and" all like tne service. Car leaes Dcs Moines ard Ornnha every Friday via the famous Scenic Kocte. A siecial mannper noes each trip to caie for the many wants of lsttrcasenrout. AW can't tell you half the lcncnts in this ad., tut for jour California trip vou fchould po-i jour-oH Address, J-.'O. SKBASTLX. G T. A . X".. K. I. & 1- K".v. Chicago. OMAHA Business Houses. y-u?5t3Fp stove repairs Write at once tor ..... Omaha Stoe Rerair Works. J2C9 Douglas St Omaha WANTED An nt t hrndle our SAFETY LAMl' 1IOEDEK Kverj fccuseanl ixi v bcrIJ bavj them. No money noulrcd.l satl fcct-y r. fir mi snrv siren i. jiaiu snci.u.TY .Vb i i c: M.. Oinaha. CLOTHING for ME and HOTS. If jt want to save from R to 110 00 OB a tail write for our new Fall v2l "tST? bw fy ? W fnSnBS&Julw'tVl'i I can truly praise Jlrf&4mlt IIoo(rs Sarsaparil- s&Ti S , J .' 4 la. for I know it is V?o J V vrvB. , -. SpL&x&Q ii v MS . i t. -t afiia. F i : m MB , Mr aaaaaa . . P i Cured k iythe lr. la I;o.k j ftl cured thou- I land since and will . (Care yon. bend 1 I lforfn-e book, and sjTnptom blank, ji VN HI.IHI Catalogue, contclninR samples of cloth. NEBRASKA CLU7HING CO. Cor. lllh sad Douglas Sis , Omaba. Albino Animals In Japan. Albino animals are regarded Vy the Japanese in a superstitions light The appearance of one is considered a good omen for the reigning Mikado, and oc casionally signalizes a reign. For ex ample, one reign is called "the period of the white pheasant," another "the period of the white phoenix." A white fox is often mentioned in their fables, and a white serpant appears in their pictures of the goddess of fortune. Among the Japanese as among the ancient Greeks, white horses were dedicated to the gods, and are still at tached to the larger temples of the country. '1 he milk and butter of white cows were formerly prized a medicine. The next number of Harper's Itazat will contain a charming Evening down, drawn by Jessie Jsheperd, from a de sign by Doucet, and several beautiful I'aris toilettes, adapted to the season. A bright story, by Margaret Sutton Briscoe, entitled "A Confidence," is illustrated by Lonis Loeb. Mrs. Mary C. Hungerford has a very fresh and pleasing genre story. "Mrs Starbuck's 1'ie Mission," and there is a specially entertaining paper, by Junius Henri Browne, on the subject "Crossed In Love," Hues r. Carpet. One of the best sanitary reason for using rugs instead of carpets fastened to the lloor is that the dust loosened in cleansing them is gotten rid of outside our houses instead of in. But it should be borne in mind that in crowded city neighborhoods this dust on one side and the other becomes a nuisance, per haps a danger, in the s-ca&ou of open windows, ami one longs for an inven tion whereby each family can consume its own dust, similar to that used for the disposal of smoke. In getting rid of the dust of our carpets inside an English scientific writer reminds us that the dry sweeping only stirs up the dust to resettle again and be held more iirmly by the roughest surfaces. The wet tea leaves, damp sawdust, coarse salt or moistened sand cause the dust dislodged by the broom to cling to their moisture, but the matter used must not be too wet, nor of a nature that will stain the carpet, so finely grained as to sink into the fabric, nor so clinging as to resist easy removal by the broom. Still Another. "There seems to be two classes of people in this country," said the obser vant foreigner on a tour through the Tinted Stales: "tho'-e that have wealth and those that arc struggling frantical ly to get it." "There's a third," replied young Asa Spa ds. "the sons of rich men. They struggle frantically to spend it." Chi cago 'I ribune. IIimv's Tins: We offer 100 reward for any enso of t-ntiirrli that can not be cured by Hall's catarrh '-tire. F J. Cheney & Co., proprietors, Toledo, Ohio. We the tiiidernigued. have known F.J. Cheney for the lnt fifteen years, and be lieve him perfectly honorable in all busi ness transactions and financially able to carry out any obligations made by their firm. West & Truax, wholesale druggists, To ledo, Ohio. aiding, km mn ii Sc Marvin, wholesale, druggists. Toledo. Ohio. Hall's Catarrh cure is taken internnlly, acting directly upon the Mood ami am nions surfaces of the system, l'rice, 75 cents per liottle. Sold by all druggists. Testimonials free. Hall's fuiuily pills, 23 cents. A gentleman residing near town and whose name we are unable to learn. bagged nineteen prairie chickens Sat urday, for which he received 2 .'I cents apiece atone of the meat markets. 1'ietty good pay for his trouble, consid ering the hard times. flutter anil Cheese Making Machinery. Chicago contains the largest manu factory in the world for the production of butter and chqese making machin ery. The firm is known as the Davis ,t- Kankin Building and Manufacturing company at 2-10 to 231 Lake street. In the several departments of its factori al' turned out everything required in the production of butter anil cheese. The farmer can find here, at insignifi cant cost, useful devices for converting his milk into marketable form, and the community that wishes to establish a creamery large enough to take care of its entire product is accommodated with equal facility. Every amateur j erformergpes loaded for an encore. Discount our ex; ertntions at least so j'er t ent. KNOWLEDGE I Brings comfort and improvement and I (ends "to pergonal enjoyment whet: ' rightly psetl. The many, who live bet 1 ter titan others and enjoy life more, with ' lc?s expenditure, by more promptly adapting the world's best products to j the needs of physical being, will attest , the value to health of the pure liquid laxative principles embraced in the I remedy, Syrup of Figs. I Its excellence is due to its presenting in the form most acceptable and pleas ant to the ta-te, the refreshing and truly benciieisl properties of ajvri'ct 1..:: ative: eireettialSy cleansing the sy-t n, dispel ling cm'us, headaches and ievcts ana permanentiy curing con.uipatinii. It ha- sr'vcn xui .faction to nnMtoris: t d met with t:ie approval of the niciicri prolVs.-io!i. hecau-s it acts on tie Ki ' neys, Liver and Uowcls without we. i ening them md it is perfect1 y irce Utiu every bjectio:;asle Mibt:r... Syrup of Figs 1 tor a;e by all drug gist's in f0c and $i bottles, but it is man ufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. only, whose name is printed on every package, also the name, Syiup of Figs, and being well informed, you will not accept any substitute if offered. .-'?' red iirriUy fmn nriny in my haul iJur hiy u,i attack of catan h. iimi ba-amc va-y deaf: used Elys Cream Balm (iitd in three icecte could liea r as m as r?v r. A. . Xeirman.Orayliuu MtrJu CATARRH Et-Y'S CREAM BALM c-ens ar.d clcatiM tlio Aja.i1 r,.ivJas-!,.AIUN fain ami Inflammation. Heals tlie S.re. .ntect.ine Membrane from Colds. Ke-Mnrvstli- S-nesor Tate anil SmclL The lialnils quickly abo: bed and gn es r'lief at oacc. Apartirleis applied into each nostril and is agree able. InvSi)i-ftitsat li-u?ristsort'VmaiI. ELY BROTHEHS, 56 Warren St., New York Worms in Horses. Tne only sure cure for pin worms in horses known is Stckcte? s Ho? c holcra Cure. Xever fails to destroy worms in horses, hoss. sheep, deps or cats: an excellent remedy for sick fowls. Send sixty cents in United Sititesposiapeandl will send by mail. Cut taN out. take it to urue rist and pay him fifty cents. T.irce packages for f 1.50 express paid, t; 1; STEKETEE. Grand Rapids, Mich. Mention name of paper. igI?qaMII;fJrirl 1 RlRfS WHIRt ALL ELSt FAILS. Best Cough Synip. Tastes Good. Usel in time. ssid a croEglsts. A BACHELOR'S JOYS. A NKW YEAR'S STOltY. HAD HEEX Liv ing since my birth, fifty-live years ago, in an old-fashioned Iwhiqo lnfr. in irio $j kmT, by my father. It !Q' contained several apartments, tlie $- best of them rented 'i . to the family of a schoolmate of mine, c who bad seen some Kid da vs. A financial crisis had im poverished him. and made it necessary for him to look for less expensive quar ters. L'eing a lonely bachelor, and feeling at home in his family, I in vented some trilling excuse for lower ing the rent, and thus 1 kept my friend with me. His wife and daughter seemed overwhelmed with my kindncss.showed great feeling, and 1 had many invita tions to take dinner with them. Who would not have been charmed with so much attention from two beautiful ladies! My own apartments were on the third lloor. 1 had cut off two rooms from them, which were rented to two sisters. One was a forewoman in a large establishment, the other a weak, gentle girl, who sewed at home, as 1 judged from seeing her at her window, always with a needle in her hand. One day she was gone, but I cared nothing about them. The rent was w "on! sin. what sham, we do?' paid promptly and I had never seen much of them. New Year's day was drawing near, and. according to my usual custom, I wandered from store to store, in search of something original and eostly for my .little friend, my schoolmate's daughter! Little? Why. now she was a young lady. 10 years old. Next month she would make her debut, and I must find some pretty jewel to heighten her beauty. I know she is rather vain and super ficial, but all young ladies of her age are more or less vain and I try to find some excuse for her. The mother, a so ciety woman, has had very little time to educate the heart of the daughter. Time will help, I think, as I stop here and there to admire the exquisite gems displayed in the show windows to tempt the buyers. Finally, I see just what I want a ring of rubies and dia monds. I remember how the girl has talked about this very ring, with a longing sigh. How could I have over looked the plain hint the innocent child had given me? I buy the ring with a childish joy. and having stored it carefully in my pocket. I walk out of the shop, to find myself face to face with the mother and daughter, who with an enchanting smile and friendiy salute hurry on their way. I feel like a scholar caught by his teacher with a cigarette in his mouth, and I actually put my hand to my pocket, to hide more effectually the surprise it contains. I wander leisurely home, to find the wife of my janitor in an excited state. "O, sir. what shall we do?" she says. "The girl on the third floor is very ill. and the doctor has just left, saying that she will not probably live another week." "She must be taken to the hospital."' I answer in a very positive tone. "See to it at once." I walk upstairs, feel ing in a certain measure sorry for the poor girl, l.ut I soon forget her. She is only a stranger, and. no doubt, will be belter dead than suffering, and the hospital is a very good place, so I have heard. I now remember my purchase, and, after admiring it again in its velvet case, I lock it in my closet to wait for the happy Xew Year's day. Lighting a cigarette, I sit at my window, dream ing of days gone by, when I had thought of a plain gold ring to adorn a dear little white hand. I was only a student then, and full of enthusiasm. My father's objection cooled my warm Ml V -'"A! 1V 1 fJSTLD WrAv 1. I I If II" j 11 lift ' llr '-1 - Hi Jfc heart, and I soon become an inveterate lKichelor, and a very selfish man with only my own pleasure to consider and no one to eare for! Hut then I had friends; such good friends, even in my own house, in whose home there is al ways a place for me. Some men are fur less fortunate. And so I sit and forget even time. In a week and a half it will be New Year's. I am invited to 1113' friend's for the Christmas dinner day after to morrow. The bell rings suddenly and with un wonted violence. AVho can it be? llosa, my old housekeeper she has been thirty-seven years with my family opens the sitting room door and says: "Please, sir. a lady wants to see you." "Let her come in. llosa.'" I rise to meet the visitor. IJut a Hush of an noyance comes to my face. It is my third floor lodger! "What can 1 do for you, madam?' "A great deal. sir. 1 Mease, oh please take back the order to send 1113 sister to the hospital! I could not go with her, and it would kill her.' I look at the tall, dignified figure be fore me. She stands, because I have not offered her a seat! Where is my courtesy? I am ashamed, and I hastily push an arm chair toward her. "Xo. thank you; my sister is ill, and needs me. I have only come to tell you that she can not leave the house." Her tone vexes me. it is so decided. "I beg your pardon, she must go for I do not wish to have a death in my house, especially not in these days, when my friends ' Hut, heavens! What is that! The woman reels, and I have barely time to prevent her from falling to the ground. What a brute I am! How could I speak so carelessly about a death, which would leave her all alone, and ttike from her her dearest and best friend? I should never, never forgive myself. Hose is near at hand, and with her help I am soon relieved by seeing Miss Casanova open her eyes again. As soon as she is able to stand, she says in a low but cold voice: "I am sorry! l'ardon the trouble I have made you. sir," and without another word she walks out like one in a dream, with a terribly bitter smile on her lips. I felt so guilty that I stood like a statue, without a word of apology. When she was out of sight I felt vexed at the part 1 had played in this tragedy, and to console myself I went down to my friend's to talk it over. .lust as I was about to pull their bell, tlie door was opened by the maid, who was let ting out a messenger with some parcel. I was such an every-day guest that she allowed me to step into the parlor, and went about her own work. This room was divided from a second one by only a portiere. Hearing voices in the next room, I concluded that there was some visitor there, and I sat down, busy with my own perplexity, and waiting for the lady of the house. Ten minutes must have passed when 1 was recalled to my self by the sound of my own name. I rose involuntarily, but no one came in and I sat down again, while the voice went on: "I am sure I don't mind the harmless old fool, mamma. but can't we have one New Year's dinner without him? We need another lady, if you insist on having him, and our dining-room is not very large." "Hut, child," I hear the mother say. 'how can we offend him? I do not eare to have him. but he always sends such nice presents and flowers. And then he might raise the rent. Papa says we must be polite."' "Oh. bother!' says the daughter. Hut 1 hear nothing more: I steal away like a thief, and close the door gently behind me. as I return to my bachelor apartment. How poor, how lonelj I am! My flowers, my presents, buy a few smiles, a friendly word. It is un bearable, the sorrow that has struck i mv Heart, rsinee mv (tear motiiers ' death, though it is long ago, I have never felt so lonely xmd forlorn as now. I must go out. I must walk. I must see people. I rush down the stairs, and in my impetuosity nearly knock down two men who are coming up. The janitor's wife directs them up stairs, and turning to me she adds. "The ambulance.' Oh. horrors! The ambulance stands at the door, and those two men arc go ing for the poor girl, according to my orders. Jf they reach the door before I do, the shock of those well-known uniforms may kill her. 1 forget my age and my usually dignified walk, and hurry upstairs, calling all the way: "Stop! Wait! Do not go on!" and I heave a sigh of intense relief as one man turns . his head. They wait I actually believe with a suspicion that I am out of my mind, for I hold my hat in my hand, and jnusi look almost wild with excitement. "Please step in here," I say, and opcu my own door. l J "Rose, bring two glasses of wine. Sit down, my good fellows. I am happy to tell you that the call for the ambu lance was a mistake. Allow me to pay you for your trouble, and tell them at the hospital that it was all a misunder standing." The men accepted my explanation, thanking tne politely, and depart with a lurking doubt as to my .sanity. Hut -what do I care? The poor girl is safe. I wonder how she is. Perhaps she knows of my heartlessness. and dreads the arrival of the ambulance. Will Miss Casanova ever forgive me? She looks so proud, like a queen, more than like a bread-winner. "llosa." I try to look unconcerned, "how is the sick girl?" "Shall I inquire?" says the good old soul, with u glad ring in her voice. And without waiting for an answer, she hurries from the room, and I hear her speak in a subdued voice to some one outside. She returns to tell me it is the doctor, who has just gone in to prescribe for the invalid. "Tell him to come and see me. llosa, when he comes out." Something has lighted up her dear old face, and her eyes look kindly into mine, but she talks little. I am less lonesome when 1 look at her. for she loves her cranky master, I know. Presently the doctor is ushered into my library. I find that he is an ac quaintance of mine. 'How is the invalid?" "She has pneumonia, but I am glad to see a slight change for the better to-night."' "Thank Jod!" I say with a profound ly sincere accent. "I did not know you were acquainted with them." "Poor girls! I do not know them, but I am sorry for the poor sufferer!"' "The sufferer, as you call her. is the least to be pitied. The older one is a heroine. I knew her in Florence, I !i && it'i in i fst. . hit I. 1. I .i.-i?- " . II j '. , jT, MJ "y ' 11 fir-vzj - 4 WM9. .i $ "what can 1 iiofoi: vor, madam. when she was still the niucu-sought daughter of the rich banker Casanova. He had a second wife and a little girl by this second marriage. Do you re member her complete ruin? Tt was followed by his death. His wife be came an invalid from sorrow, and Miss Casanova, left with two helpless peo ple on her hands, sought in vain for paying work. Florence attracted her. and she deeided to try a place where no one knew of her former life. She began at the very -beginning, living a life of sacrifice, but soon reaching a better position by her industry and in telligence. The mother died, blessing the faithful heart, sure that the deli cate child left in her sister scare would be safe. Yes, she has been safe, and I shall spare no trouble to cure her."' "And these are the women 1 wanted to send away!" I thanked" the doctor, and begged him to let me know if 1 could do any thing for my lodgers. Then, under a sudden impulse, 1 confessed to the doc tor my heartlessness, and the story of the ambulance, and how I had deeply regretted my behavior. Would Miss Casanova ever forgive me? The doctor looked almost severe, and rising he said: "Try and make amends by leaving the two ladies from this time unmolested." He said good-by without much cor diality. The next day a bouquet was brought, of beautifully fresh cut-roses. It was intended for my friends down stair.s. but I sent it to Miss Casanova. It came back with regrets. "The per fume might hurt the sick sister." A proud girl. Miss Casanova. I never asked after them, but I allowed llosa to give me news, which she did so discreetly that it seemed quite her own wish to inform me. while I was really thinking of nothing else all day. A summons came to me from down stairs, but 1 pleaded a bad cold and ate my lonely dinner with gusto, to the high delight of llosa. who could hardly believe it to be true. The invalid became better daily. New Year's eve arrived, and I heard that all danger was past, as if it were of a uear end dear relative. Rosa was the bearer of the good news. Then she confessse that she has carried the sick young Isdy every day some broth, chicken, or mutton, also beef tea. To-day she has broiled a little leg of chicken. I list on, then I jump up. "And she has not refused?'' I bMak out. "Not refused? She has accepted, Rosa?" "Yes, sir, and to-day, as she has gone to take some work to the shop, 1 sat with the dear, sweet, young lady, in onler that she might not be left alone.'' "Oh, you denr good Rosa! Then you, you have softened the cruelty of your master?' Somehow I do not eare now to be alone. Of course I send an excuse for my absence from the New Year dinner of my old friend. I enjoy better eat ing by myself! A year has gone! Where is the poor, lonely, tolerated bachelor? Alas, he is no more! He sits gravely, a happy husband, and nods joyfully at Rosa as she an nounces dinner. "Doctor, your arm to Miss Casanova, and take her in to dinner." "Miss Casanova' is a dainty, delicate little damsel, for the other Miss Casa nova is my own sweet wife. She has forgiven me! Rosa, all smiles, stands in the door. I really believe she is as happy as we arc. As the doctor is to be rav brother-in-law, he has deeided to lay down his arms and be as forgiving as the rest. My friend downstairs is still there, but he leaves soon in order to make room for us. We meet, we bow, we smile and pass! NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS. A Henolve to Da lietter Is a Step Ii the Right Direction. It is true, very possibly, that only one in a million of these resolutions ever amounts to anything permanently. A month, a week, a day, may see the end of them, and the old sin or delin quency or habit may be in the as cendant again, sometimes, nlas! re-f n forced and stronger than before, strong almost to the point of indifference as to its destruction on the part of him "breaking his oath and resolution like a twist of rotten silk." What is the use? The question rises in the mind of the owner of the broken resolution: it can't be helped: the breaker was made to break: it runs in the blood: he was given the nature that experiences temptation; he was not given the strength to overcome temptation; you can not change the spots in the leopard: that is he, if you want to change him. vou want some thing other than he. you don't want him; ancestry is stronger than n desire to do otherwise: it"s of no use. And thus the trick, the custom, the wholly undesirable habit, is left to run its race. Yet that is but one possibility, and when this stage of indifference has not been reached how well it is only to have made the resolution, whether one is successful in keeping it or not! .lust as hypocrisy is the tribute which vice pays to virtue, so the mere making of the resolution implies the knowledge of wrong, and of a right exceeding wrong, and to make a determination to discard the wrong is already one step toward embracing the right is. in fact, embracing it is. while being the resolve, however little way. The re solve is the outcome of the best part of one's nature: the not keeping it is one's weakness only. Harper's I'aznr. New Year'r. Hay in Far OfT Japan. Simple and characteristic outdoor decorations make a .lapnne.se city or village beautiful at the New Year season. One of the most common is the straw rope. A rope with many wisps of straw and strips of white paper hanging therefrom, and other objects, such as seaweeds, ferns, a lemon (orange?), a red lobster shell, dried per simmons, charcoal, and dried sardines attached thereto, will be stretched either between the pine trees or above the doorway. Each of the articles just mentioned represents an idea pine, bamboo, seaweeds and ferns, being evergreens, a re emblems of constancy; the straw fringes, according to a legend often related, are supposed to exclude evil agencies: "the lobster by its bent form is indicative of old sige or long life:" the lemon (or orange?) is culled daidai. which word may also mean "generation after) generation:" "the dried persimmons are sweets long and well preserved: the sardines, from their always swiining in a swarm, de note the wish for a large family." and the charcoal is "an imperishable sub stance." Chicago Tribune. An Anrcilntn of the Olden Time. In the time of Charles I of Knglnnd a j court jester was cleverly outwitted by a nobleman, who had. according to the ! custom of the day. presented the jester with a sum of money. I On New Year's morning the jester I came into the presence of the noble man, and received, as lie expected, a number of gold pieces. He thought he had not been given enough, so he tossed them in his hand, muttering" that they were light. The nobleman saw this, and said: "Prithee, Arcliy, let me see them again: and. by the way. there is one of them I would be loath to part with." Naturally enough, perhaps. Arehy thought more coins were to be added to his store, so he willingly returned them to his lordship. Hnt the noble man put them into his pocket, saying. "I once gave my money into the hands of a fool who hadn't the wit to Keep it." Philadclnhia Ilecord. Dcrline of a I'rcttv t'iitoiii. Tlie practice of having a ladies call ing day upon the second day of the year is going out of fashion, if indeed it has not already gone. Some years ago the fair sex had literally the right (f way in every direction, anil it was by tolerence alone that the sterner sex was enabled to travel by car or stage. It is a pity that "ladies" day"' has de clined, for there was a perfect pano rama of beauty to be seen when the fair creatures, card eases in hand and dressed in their handsomest and most becoming costumes, and generally traveling in groups of4wo. three and four, abounded everywhere. The air was filled with their pleasant small talk, and they looked very animated and interesting. Selected. A C'urioiiH .I.-ip.tiie-'e Ceremony. It is "after nightfall on the last nignt 01 me om year mat a curious ceremony called oni horai. or "devil expulsion." is performed. The head of ' the family with a box of roasted beans goes into every room in the house, and scattering the beun- about the room and into every corner erie, out: "Fa kit wa aehi. oni wa soto" "Happine-s within, the devil without." A Tireaotiifi Task. Clarence Done anything lately. Cholly? Cholly Yaas; bought a diawy for 1 -'.."" last week and am waiting for New Year's to come to begin it. Awfully i tiresome work writing awfully. I No Substitutes For Royal Baking Powder. The " Royal " is shown by all tests, official, scientific, and prac tical, stronger, purer, and better in every way than all other Baking- Powders. Its superiority is privately acknowledged by other manufac turers, and well known by all dealers. If some grocers try to sell another bakinc powder in place of the " Royal," it is because of the greater profit. This of itself is good evidence of the superiority of the "Royal." To give greater profit the other must be a lower cost powder, and to cost less it must be made with cheaper and inferior materials, and thus, ihoiiQ-h sellincf for the same, give less value to the consumer. LOOK with suspicion upon every attempt to palm off upon you any baking powder in place of- the " Royal." There is no substitute for the " Royal." Suicidal ImpuUr. Hospital: Is the impulse to suie'de incurable? Not directly. It depends on family, on race, on the strain of tha competition which marks our advanc ing civilization. Of these the first two are Ineradicable, although doubtless capable of being modified in the cours of generations through judicious mar riage. The third is for the mass of men unattainable: vet individuals who know that they have an hereditary blow, and then the resisting material taint might, of their own free will j is apt to ward off effectually the force withdraw from those occupations! of the projectile If the outer surface which arouse the nervous system to ah- is hard and unyielding, the blow is normal excitement, and. even at the sometimes so great a- to overpower the sacrifice of some of the world's goods. ' recipient of the shot, and instances are lead wholesome lives, which would give on record that men on the battlefield the murderous instinct less chance to have actually been killed by this shock, conquer them. Physical weakness, es-, The whole subject is an Intricate one peeially that resulting from overs-train, and the progress made in it is not such betrays and weakens the control over as to deter the inventor from Uiiukiug the mental flaw. 'Tis the old story: 1 out new devices. The mens sana cannot permaneutlv ! dwell except in the corpus sanum. ",..,, Co' Cough liai-mm 1 ' !tbialiifta:il lwt. It will hrwik uia MfMct. ' jrtuan untlilmr fbe. 1 1 l.-i ;ihv j 1 rvll.il!-. Try It. Apenllt-iti. , New York Times: A physician urges ' It is another -ivn you are e.rou ins oM if in an exchange the doing away with j yui teel Kratoful to tho-e uho bke mi. the fear that appendicitis is caused by T a ma. of .,,,.;. ,ieJwit ,- Kl.II(.mllv n a seed or a bit of hard food lodged in the vermiform appendix. lie has per formed a numlerof operations, and has never found anything of the sort as the troubling cause in anyone of them. "A small bit of digested mat-, ter," he says, "gets into the sac. if the neck of it is opened far enough to re-1 ceive it. It may remain there for years and cause no trouble, and then again it may bring on appendicits almost im meuiately." He disclaims entirely any faith in the idea that grape seeds or any other seeds produce the disease 1 and begs those timorous folks who have almost given up the use of small fruits, for fear of appendicitis, to i banish the notion and enjoy the goods the gods prov ide. without worry. It tlie i:aby Is CuUiiijj Treth. Sffiire -inilu-e thatoM ami roll tried rcnioiy, ilus. V.'ia.slow "s Soothing Sn:ci- for CIiiMrcn Teething- Iteefniakins: In Illlnoi. Professor Morrow gives an account of bccfmnliing in Illinois that illus trates the changes thatarc being forced upon agriculture. Ilural New o-ker, in reviewing this account, makes these 1 comments: Uy natural and legitimate causes the timccame whem otherstates and sections could make beef eheaner i than it could be made on Illinois farm-. hen Illinois farmers found the price of cattle less than the cost of growing ' them, they gave up the business or , changed their methods. Years ago ' Ohio went through much the same change. The result was mixed agricul- ' ture. The acres that formerly pro duced one cow and her steer calf were made to produce a greater value in oth er products. This change is breaking up the great farms which !. years ago seemed to threaten the social and bus iness life of the western farmer. Like those that have gone before it. this change offers better opportunities for business farmers, because it brings the market for a great variety of products nearer the farm. "Ilnnoiin'ii MMgir (urn iilvr." Warramtsl ttirwfnr iiuhh-j rrfjiuuil. ai: your drugget fur It. 1'ri. i-13 .tiii. I'roviilinc for the ITneninloveil. 'riir nunnlii rf rifiiinnnt -.t-rr,r.4.l ... .,.W, .., V (IILIilllltll in ll-..lt ,,! raise S.1O.0O0. to be used buying several hills near that city, and digging them away, expecting to be reimbursed by the sale of the stone, gravel aud sand they contain. Possibly it may be a suc cess, but the unemployed for whom the hope to provide lal.or by this scheme would not go out to dig gravel for a farmer atany fair wages. If they , do it for a committee of the citizens, but a small p.irt of them would stick to it a week before they would give up. if made to fairly earn their wages. Nor wouid many of them accept such work if offered to them. They would have j to go around the corner to see a man about a job they had the promise of. and they would not get back until the agent who wanted them was far away. With the unemployed in some of our cities clamoring for labor, "bread or blood," a farmer near by cannot hire men to harvest his wheat crop unless at prices in excess of the value of the 1 crop. lino's Cure for Consumption relieves 1 the most olstinute coughs. Itev. D. Itri 11 MiEii.Eit, Lexington, Mo . Feb. -4. 1M. The Christinas numbers of the differ-. ent periodicals are this year, as always, trying to outdo each other in holiday features. Perhaps one of the most re markable as well as tiie most success ful of the holiday features is in Har per's Young People for December 11th the Christmas number. This is a lit tle drama in pantomime, which is to be acted out by young people to the accom paniment of descriptive music. The play is written by Thomas Wharton, is illustrated bv Kdward Penfield.and the music is by Owen Wister. The illus trations are nrinted in coins Great Rock Island Route Playing Cards. !f you end l." cents In stamps orcoin to JNO. PKIJASTAIN". Uen'l I'as. At:nt. C . K I. & 1 i: y. iTilcairo vou will receive po-trK.l'I the slicke-it Kick of plavinjr cards vou ever handled. Heatitiful steel engraved Whist Kules accom pans them fr-, A 1 e't in one of the bijj flouring mills at Minneapo.is contains .Oil cowhides. Itrtter Kverjr-Vear. Time was when the "glorious climate of a ifornia" did not attract tourists But year after year the tide of travel ?ets in stronger and stronser every fnll and winter toward this favored region There is no i climate like it on this continent for n win ! ter resort, and the usual fine ervice on the Union I'a ifie System has this season teen t roucht to a degree of 1 erfe'-tion which jeaTCS nothing to i o desired. For further information call on your nearest ticket agent or address E. L. LOMAX. (Jeiieral Pass, and Ticket Agent, Omaha. Neb. It costs over SiO.OOO a yenr to scrape the 1 nrnae'es c:f a I iij man-of-war and re- aint it. cyres,$T, JACOBS OILys Rheumatism, Neuralgia Sciatica, Lumbago, Sprains, rulses, Burns, Wounds, ....WHAT MORE IS NEEDED Ittilli-t Proof MiiHtN. Hardware: The invention of bullet proof shields is en!argnnr. and the pat ent office will soon, if it goes on at the present rate, be compelled to establish a speeial sui-dep:irtiueiit for the expo sition of devices in th s direction. A point is laid down by a New York en gineer, which is that the outer surface of such material should ' eof a s-ft. vieldinjr material. 'I his lreaks the vielding material. step to something I etter. Winter Tourist Ticket Via tlie Waltash Kailro:;l Are now 011 mi'o to all the winter reports of the South. ; od returning until .lime 1st "to. AI.SO II.KrsT KT HxlOV Tl'M-TS t all j oints south on excursion date-, hi ! dition to above. Kniirond and Steam-hip tic) ets to all joints in the I'siteo STAir. nnd Fa kopk. itt louest rate,. For rate-, tickets. ex iirsion dates and full informa tion or a iojiv of tlie Home Seekers Cuido, rail at Walash Oflite, l.'iitt Farmiiu street, or write 15. N. "i..oto, N. W. P. Ac,t, Omaha. Nob. '1 he Century will publish during the 'coming year a series of five short nov- els, each one complete in a single num 1 ber. The first will appear in the ."an j nary number. It is called "A Lady of I New York," and is by Ilobert Stewart. an entirely new writer. It is a picture; 1 of society in New York, written with lijrhtuess of touch, and introducing characters that are familiar in life, but j which seem to have escaped the novel 1 1st heretofore. 1 Billiard cheap. Tabic. Mctud hand For sale Alv to or nddress, H. C AKIX, ."fit S. I'-th St.. Omaha. Nok New Orleans tun e attempted to Iiht its streets with t oltoiiiecd .i' la Our Great Grandfather's Time, big bulky pills were in general u-e. Like the blunderbuss of that decade they were big and clum sy, but inefTec- tne. In tluscetit- nrv of ciilight- nmeiit, we have Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pel lets, which cure all liver. stomach and bowel derange ments in the most effective way. Assist Nature ' a Hill' now and then, with a gentle. cleansing laxative, thereby removing of fending matter ttoui the stomach and bowels, toning up anil invigorating the liver and quickening its tardy action, and you thereby remove the cause of a multitude of distressing diseases, such as headaches, indigestiou. or dyspepsia, biliousness, pimplt . blotches, eruption; boils, constipation, pilc, ti.-tu!;is and maladies too numerous to mention. If people would pay mote attention to properly regulating the action of their bowels, they would iia-.e less fre quent occasion to call for their doctor's services to subdue attacks of dangerous diseases. That, of all known agents to accom plish this purpose. Di. Pitrce's Pleasant Pellets are uneqtialed, is proven by the fact that once used, they are always in favor. Their secondary effect is to keep the bowels open and regular, not to fur ther constipate, as is the ca-c with other pills. Hence, their great popularity, with sufferers from habitual constipation, piles and indigestion. A free sample of th" " Pellets." (4 to 7 doscsi on tiittl. is in. ult i to.mv address, post-paid. 011 icceipt 01 u.uu and address on obtal card. Address. World's Disi-i -srv Mi-.di-cai. Association, Ituiialo. N. Y. DOUBLE QO TITU mm AT OLD PRICE. PERRY DAVIS' FAIN-KILLER CURES INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL PAIN $$$$$$sss$s$$$ IVomIiI nu lll,-t i'ili ! f It l'"' 0wnlhaty't an male IOI. t, 'i02 3Iim :! AiMre- fTjili -tir lliniiIJ3 prrnlntliiK lilt -,Iiii-iiI oniri;ini . ! Hi l-arliurn Sll'rrl.l liir:i. III." k"Lr 9 v v "9 9 "9 -P 7 9 9 9 9 ") Patents. Trade-Marks. I Examination nixt lli ct Iat-n'r.lllty ot Invention. S-niIfor Inventor il.I rll l,-s Iffls i.r.i;.ivr rnniT Tosnr A(Kr...rnuu irmuio ntr. nt" it . - n-l ualrrfor lri'l".)ll it t a'-h yt ra-h Pailr -at a ' " t aKI.KV IXV. ((..!. i-r Itl.l- . Ilrmrr. 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