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??df-con9tItute<! Bases draw etranRe fancies from afar, And mock the man who sees and paints thlngB earthly as they are; They like to mount to airy heights on fan? cy's feathery wings, But scoff at those who tell stern truths of earth-lifes' common things; Perhaps they mount so high, that things so plain to people here, From dizzy elevations In distorted shapes appear. And yet we live In dally touch wlttj haggard things and poor, We see the lowly sphere In which men suf? fer and endure; The touch of poverty and pain the over? crop of Ills, The dissipation aiid distress which curses ere It kills; All these are near us every day, stern spectres of each hour, What wonder that some paint It all In words of pitying power? "We cannot always soar aloft 'mid sunsets' golden bars, Float with the eagles In ozone among the 1 silvery stars. Sail out on seas of crystal te the Islands of the blest. And bask In calms and tropic palms which glorify the west: Some must do daily where the city's pulses beat, And note the misery which Mnes full many a squalid street Here settle dre.crs left festering there by eddies of life's sea, ."Where demons of most horrid mien feast j lonp in ghoulish glee; Where passions fired by alcohol make cess? pools black with lust; Where happiness Is hollow and Joys crum? ble Into dust; \There vice carouses, buzzard-like, on hu? man carrion fed, Where conscience wears a coat of mall and principle Is dead. Some painter with the pen must sketch these th!nr3 with faithful touch, Not palliating evil or condoning over? much; Kot softening the glooms of hell or padding lurid truth With silken words as cushions used to break the fall of youth; Let human betnfrs yet uncursed see the?e things as they are. And knowing what has peopled hell sheer off, unscorched, afar. We need the faithful art which shows the plain, unwelcome fact, Which scorns disguise or vain deceit In purpose, word or act; Which, not despising fancy, yet the truth unvarnished knows. And does not care to paint the reptile pos? ing as the rose. v We human beings may not yet soar bird? like In the air. So near the sun that daazled eyes see neither ill nor care. But s?c. reveal and then relieve soul-serrow everywhere. I. EDGAR JONF.S. I DOCTOR REHfl'S .... I AMUSEMENT CRUSADE. X BY JEANNETTG 3. BENT6M. THE pretty suburb of Hyde Park was in a riot of greenness and bloom un? der the hot June sun. The bay-win? dowed and balconied Merrill house looked terribly imposing to John Hath? away as he went slowly up the broad walk. A sound of merry girlish voices floated through the window, and he ?walked still slower. He was n diffident man, and would much rather have faced a battery than gone through with the errand he was bound on; but be must, and big. strong man as he was, his eyes grew wet as he thought of the reason. He rang the bell. "I should like to see Miss Rena Mer? rill," he said to the servant. She looked a little surprised, then di? rected him to a chair in the hall, and w ent into the parlors. A moment later a girl e:une out, a very pretty girl, airy and proud-looking. "Did you wish to see me?" she asked, wonderingly. ne crushed his hat nervously in his hands. "Yes, mann," he answered. "I sup? pose I came on a very queer errand, but I had to." And his eyes filled with tears. ' "Of course you don't know us. My name is John Hathaway. We live back here about three blocks. But we know all about you. Time and time again we have heard of your beautiful speaking, and my wife has wanted to hear you always. Since she has been siek she sort of seemed to have it on her mind all the time. Yesterday she heard tho doctor telling me lie was afraid she couldn't pull through, and she said: 'John, if I am going to die, there's just one thing I want. I want you to ask Miss Merrill to come and recite for me.' Sick people get fanciful sometimes, you know," he Bald, apologetically. "I hope you'll ex? cuse the liberty." "Wants me to come and recite some til nf-f** the girl repeated. "Why, how funnyI I am sure I don't know," look? ing doubtfully nt the unmistakable work-day aspect of the man before her. "Does she want me to come now?" ? "The doctor didn't say how long it would be," he answered simply. ? People who did not like Rena Merrill ?nid she was spoiled. Possibly she was, hut something in the pathetic hopeless? ness of the visitor's voice and the sad? ness of his homely, boaest face sudden? ly touched her. "Of course I'll go," she said impul? sively, pinning on her wide, white hat; ^aow, too. I'll be back sometime," she T?narked cavalierly to the wondering f*rls In the doorway; "just amuse your eelves until I come." The man hurried ahead, and ?tood waiting in the doorway of a trig, box? like little house. Everything was clean und still; an air of solemn expectancy ?brooded over the place, i A woman came into the entry. Her face was portentous and important looking. "Have you got her?" she asked, in a loud whisper. "It's an awful queer no? tion for a dyin* person to take," she continued, turning to the girl. "She's growing weaker. It's slow fever, you know, miss; but I guess she can hear yet." Rena followed her Into a room rather ?bare, but painfully clean. On the spot? less pillow wr.s a white, wan face with closed eves. Another woman m* hv ?>>? t?a xuniimg uci. jtiie uuik e^e* u^tucu slowly, and a weak voice whispered: "I knew she'd come. .Now I'll bear ber." JRena stood at the foot of the bed, for the first time in her life painfully em? barrassed. "What shall I recite?" she asked ap pealingly of the women. They sat with decorously folded hands. "Something suitable to the occa? sion," one said, primly. Bena thought a shade of protest flitted across the white face on the bed. ?"Little Boy Blue" flashed to her be? wildered memory, and she eagerly caught nt it. Even to herself her voice had never sounded so pathetic as she told the tender little story. When she finished, the two stolid women were wiping their eyes, and heavy tears lay on the sick woman's white cheeks. Again she opened those weary eyes, and to the girl's thought there was beckoning in them. She fol? lowed her impulse, and bent over the bed. "Xow something?different," the ^vornan gasped. A sudden inspiration flashed to Rena'a mind. She stood well out in the room gnd commenced the ^'Chariot Bace" irom -lien Jiur.'- uotn nature und art had done a great deal for her in an elocutionary way. She had recited be? fore critical friends, and envious ones, before exacting, cultivated audiences, but her wildest fancy had never placed her in so difficult a position as this. The homely room, with its chilling quiet, the death-like auditor on the bed, her solemn eyes following every move? ment, was oppressive and uncanny, but never had she recited as she did that day. The great amphitheater with its bril? liant, frenzied populace, the rush and trample of the horses, the breathless hush, the crash of the wild chariots, the triumph of the matchless Arabs and their wonderful driver, swayed and surged and beat through the room like a mighty wind. Tho two women sat with open mouths and staring eyes. The man had come inside the door and stood erect, clenching his hands in his excitement. "That was a race as was a race," he said, in a loud, resonant voice, forget? ful for an instant of everything but the story. Then they looked toward the toed. The sick woman was sitting up. "Oh!" she cried, with a note of kmg drawn ecstasy, then fell back ex? hausted. "She'sdead!" cried .Ren*., in a quiver of fear. There was a horror-stricken instant. Then she rotised and spoke almost strongly, grasping convulsively the girl's wann, dimpled hand in her cold, wasted lingers. "Maybe I'll live "till to-morrow, if you'll promise to come again." "I'll surely come," Kenn 6aid, softly, then slipped out. She was full of her odd experience, but she told it at the dinner table that evening with a touch of hesitancy. Some? how she did not feel like having much said about it. Dr. Randolph was there, too, and ?he wondered anxiously what he would think. Somehow, the recitation of a thing like that to a dying woman sud? denly seemed rude and ill-timed. Her cheeks burned. The doctor looked a* her thought? fully. "Possibly yeu can cure her, Miss Rena," ho said. "Sometimes in a low fever the patient gets apathetic and in? different, and slips away from sheer lack of energy. Maybe you can reverse the idea somewhat, and, as a second Scheherazde, chain the poor woman to life by your eloquence." ITe looked up and caught the doep flush on Rena'a face. "I beg your pardon, Miss Rena, I am not entirely joking. I do not knew the case, but that result Is not impossible. How about to-morrow, though? Had you forgotten the golf match? I be? lieve the party Is to startat seven and return by moon rise." Rena caught her breath. "I had forgotten," she answered. She sat silent, hardly touching her dessert. The party going out next morning were just the people she like;!. The exhilarating spin over the perfect roads in the lovely, fragrant June morn? ing; the Informal dinner at the charm? ing clubhouse; the moonlight return? and Dr. Randolph. It was so seldom he spared time for an outing. "It would be absurd to give up such & lovely day just for the mere possibility of benefit to the woman. Why. the doc? tor half made fun of it himself." Then her promise flashed to her mind. "I don't seem to be doing much of anything else lately but forget; that settles it, though," she thought, straightening up energetically; "of course I can't go." People think rapidly, and Rena, look? ing up at the end of her cogitations, no? ticed they were all silent, as though waiting for her to go on. "I really did forget nbout.the Downs, and promised her to come. buck, so of course I can't go," she said, decidedly. "Cut I wish you wouldn't mention it to anyone, because I don't do it for good? ness, you know, but simply because I promised." The next m?rn!ng she gathered a great handful of dewy pink and white roses before she went to the little white house, wondering as she did it, whether they might not be for the dead rather than the living. John Hathaway met her at the door. "She is waiting for you," he eaid. The sick woman was alone; her eyes were open, and she was watching the door intently. "She's come," she announced, trium? phantly, as though she had come off victor in a doubtful case. "And sec the beautiful roses!" "Yes, and you shall hare them where you can enjoy them," replied Rena, rcatterlng the fragrant mass ot*t the snowy bed and its occupant. Mrs. Hathaway gave a little gasp. The roses were dreadfully dewy, but they did smell good. Still, it was not roses ?be wanted. Rena answered the unspoken wistful nes? of her face. "Now, what do you want me to re? cite?" she asked. "I wish you'd say something real funny. I haven't heard anything funny in so long," Mrs. Hathaway answered, imploringly. "Whatever can I recite that's 'real funny?'" thought Rena, in dire per? plexity. "Everything funny is so mixed up with the pathetic. I might tell them 'How Katie Entertained Her Sister's Beau.' It's pretty near as bad as 'Cur? few Shall Not Ring,' but I believe they will like it." So she told the absurd lit? tle story of Katie's exploits. John Hathaway roared with delight. "The cute little rat!" he cried, ad? miringly, "didn't she just get it on that sister of hers?" The roses over Mrs. Hathaway tum? bled around as though they were experi? encing a small earthquake. "I didn't know anything could be so funny," she gasped, wiping her stream? ing eyes. "Can't you go on?" "Aren't you afraid it will hurt you?" asked Rena, apprehensivelj'. "Hurt me! I haven't felt bo stirred up and good for months." It was nearly an hour later when Rena emerged breathless and rosy from the cottage, and met Dr. Randolph at the gate.. "Why, I thought you went to the Downs!" she said, astonished. "Jfo, I concluded not to go. How is your patient?" "Oh, doctor, there was never any? thing like it!" she cried, ecstatically. "You were right. All she needed was 'rousing,' and I roused her. I'm sure she will get well. I recited everything, from 'Katie Entertaining Her Sister's Beau' to 'When Grandmamma Danced the Minuet,' and furnished my own or? chestra. They did enjoy it sol It was just lovely I" "Doctor," she said, rather hesitating? ly, "do you know "other people like those, you know, who might like some? thing of this kind?" "Yes, Miss Rena, I have a whole hos? pital full who would surely like 'some? thing of this kind,' to whom it would be a joy and a delight, even if you did not cure them all." "I think I w?l go to them, Caen," Rena replied, with decision. "It's mor* 4 This is tiic complaint of thousands at this season. They- have no appetite; food does not relish. They need the toning up of the stomach and digestive organs, which n course of Hood's Sarsnparilla will givo them. It also purifies and enriches the blood, cures that distress after eating and internal misery only a dyspeptic can .'mow, creates an appetite, overcomes that tired feeling and builds np and sustains the whole physical system. It so prompt? ly and efficiently relieves dyspepticsymp jtoms and cures nervous headaches, that it seems to have almoat " a magic touch." Sarsaparilla Is the best?In fact the One True Blood Purifier. i? ir?,?ii are the best after-dinner HOOd S PlllS pills, aid digestion. 25c. fun than anything I've tried yet." Taking that view of the case, the "fun" was certainly shared in good measure in the convalescent and sur? gical wards of the hospital, and many dreary hours were shortened and made brighter by her efforts. It was never reported that she saved the lives of any of the patients, so it was Mrs. Hathaway's proud boast that "as far as she had heard tell she was the only person who had ever been cured by elocution." But the enjoymeut and delight those poor mortals experienced, the pain and troubles they forgot, were legion. Jt was u new world to so many of them, a world full of such grand thoughts, such loving ones, such side-splitting, innocent mirth, that in many cases it was a more lasting tonic than the med? icine they took. While "Doctor Rena," as her friends all dubbed her, declared she never had so lovely a time in all her life as she had had since she commenc her amusement crusade, and Dr. dolph?but that is another story.?'I Household. THE MINISTER'S FEE. It Win a Good One, Out He Did Not Know It for Nearly a Year. Mhny stories have been related of the odd form adopted by eccentric young people In presenting the marriage fee to the minister, but notonc have I heard that quite equaled in unique method the story told by the minister of an Epis? copal church in the northwest section of the city. A young couple w?e> te be married, and each party being a sciou of a wealthy family the minister naturally looked forward to a generous reward for 'his offices. The ceremony was performed, nnd the groom, at the proper time, handed the minister an envelope a little larger than the ordinary size, and the con? tents appeared to be of such soft thick? ness as to satisfy the clergyman that his hope had been realized. In the privacy of his own apartments the seal was broken, when, alas! all pleasant anticipations faded away, for there was but?a pair of gloves?a very fine, very elegant pair, 'tis true, bu: still only gloves. And so the man of God swallowed hi* disappointment and laid the souvenir away. Nearly a year afterward, when a spe? cial occasion called for their use, the minister bethought him of the gloves and brought them to the light. He found considerable difficulty in fitting them to his hands, and. upon ex? amination, lo! in each finger, neatly folded, was a fresh, crisp five-dollar bill. And now the reverend doctor makes careful search of any unusual object a marriage fee mny take the form of. lest that which may appear frivolous at first may prove a blessing in disguise. ?Baltimore Telegram. Painstaking Work win*. Did you ever see a cabinetmaker fin isha fir.e piece of furniture? When the material comes from the saw it is s.'mply rough lumber. When planed it is reasonably smooth, but far from be? ing finished; much sandpapering, rub? bing and polishing must, follow before the job is complete. The more work he puts cn the better price he will receive for the article. So with the n bea t field-; the plow leaves the ground rough, and there must follow much planing, rub? bing and polishing. The better finish we put orr the more profit in the crop. lAgrieultural Eprtomisr. Preventing Ees Kilting. If an egg is broken the hens will eat H, and it is (by eggs being broken that the hens learn the vice, as they never eat eggs unless they first find one broken. The only way to prevent the hens from eating eggs after they ence begin is to make a nest with a top, com? pelling the hen to walk in to reach the nest, and have the box raised ten inches from the floor, so that the hen cannot stand near the box to eat the eggs. When she goes on the nest she cannot do an}- harm, as she must come off and stand up to eat the eggs.?Farm and Fireside. Winter Grain After Potato**. Wherever the potato crop can be got off in time for seeding with fall grain it makes the very best seed bed. No plowing is needed If the weeds have been kept clown. It is only necessary to piie the potato vines in heaps and bur? them, starting the fire inn brush heap if the potato tops are too green tc bum readily. A great deal of plant food is developed after growing a crop of potatoes. It is largely nitrogenous, as the potato crop Is chiefly water and carbon, with some potash, which is mostly found in the potato top=. Hold On to Your Sheep. It is folly to leave one branch of the live stock business for another, when Other men are doing the same thing, so that .prices are utterly demoralized. Nothing but loss can be the result of such a procedure. The time to buy Is when every man wants to sell; the time to sell is when everyone wants to buy. A short time ago stockmen were tumbling over one another trying to dispose of sheep, practically giving them away. Of course, any sane man could see that the outcome of such a practice must, sooner or later, make sheep paying property. So just hold on to ycur sheep; that is, all the best of them; tiie sooner the culls go, the bet? ter, but, the good ones, feed up and forced up nnd be ready to take the re? ward. Mutton sells well, even, if wool is too low for profit.?Rural World'. The Man Who Snoeecds, The man who succeeds with any kind of live stock is the one who is interested, that is in the business with head, hands nnd heart, and that spares neither time nor expense in order to secure all the possible information pertaining to breeds and management, and to have the best individuals of the best breeds for his purpose. Then, too, his flocks nnd herds invariably look upon him as a friend.^and not as an enemy.?Agricul? tural Kpitomist, - , GIUL IN THE CALICO GOWN. When it's noon on the Meld, And we're stretched In the shade; Where the salt mea-towa yield To the cool of the glade, Where the spring bubbles sweet, And the thrush whistles blithe, And there's rest from the heat And the whirr of the scythe, She comes with the dinner pail swinging, A queen wllh a sunbonnet crown, And the thrush takes his note from her singing? The girl In the calico gown. Not a lily that blows Has a half of her grace. And the red of the rose Is the blush of her face. And the blue of her eye Is the blue of the deep, When the wind leaves tho sky And the waves are asleep. Her foot Is aa light, on the grasses, As a leaf that the breeze flutters down, And the blossoms bow low as she passes? The girl In the calico gviwn. And she scarce throws aglance At the spot where I stand, For her "pa" looks askance At the love of a "hand;" But 1 know that to-night She will come where I wait, Twixt the dark and the light At the old garden gate. And there, with the lliacs above her, My sweet, with the tresses of brown, Will ask me again if I love her? The girl in the calico gown. ?Joe Lincoln, In L. A. W. Bulletin. ?A HAZABDOUS MISSION. I BY CHAS. D. LESLIE. WHEN Pepworth Tring, the well known South African million uke, sent for me, and after inquiring If 1 was at liberty for a few weeks, said that he was about to commission mo to ;ake a small map to his Johannesburg vepresentative, I was rather surprised that he should go to the expense of a special messenger when the postal serv ce waB available. "I t seems a very simple undertaking," I said. But he speedily enlightened me. "Ah, that's where yon are wrong," he replied, giving me a shrewd glance. "In this case the post is not to be trusted, and an unscrupulous enemy will strain every nerve to defeat my intention." My present employer, a well-known Kimberley man, who had lately turned his attention to the Witwatersrandt gold mines, was middle-aged, about 50, but looked more, owing to the hard and adventurous life he had led. Iiis tanned, weather-beaten face appeared common? place enough, but behind the small steady gray eyes lay a quick brain and unerring judgment. Few, indeed, could boast w ith any degree of truth of ever having got the better of Pepworth Tring. As a judge of diamonds also he had bare!}' an equal. All this I knew from common hearsay. "You anticipate there will be an at? tempt to rob me during the journey?" "I am quite sure of it. The matter on the face of it is simple enough. This map," (he held up a small piece of parch? ment a few square inches in size?it appeared to represent the course of a j river, some red crosses wero marked on \ one portion, and some lines of writing ran along the bottom)?"has to bo given to Mr. Howard, of Fox street, Johannesburg. There your mission ends. Cut whether you will be able to accomplish it is another matter. Gib sou, my old partner, is determined to obtain posscsion of this map by some means; he is rich, unscrupulous, and can command the services of men even more unscrupulous than himself. This j is the reason 1 do not trust the post. The corruption prevalent among all Boer officials extends to the post office; ? my letters have been opened. He has creatures there in his employ. You must trust no one, and conceal the paper in such a manner that it cannot be found." "But while on board ship it would surely be better to entrust it to the cap? tain or purser?" "That would be risky, and only post? pone their attack on you. If you re? ceived the man back safely you wouM without doubt be robbed of it between Capetown and Johannesburg. No; when the boat reaches Capetown, they must be under the impression that you are not the bearer." "When am I to leave London?" "The 'Roman' leaves the docks to? morrow and Plymouth on Saturday. Your berth is booked; Gibson is also a passenger, and several of his following. But perhaps I had better explain why this map is so important. "Gibson, like myself, is an old Kim? berley man. We both did very well there, and lately', like me, he has been Healing in Transvaal mining property, We have often gone partners in various undertakings. In the autumn of '91, I being then in Jolianncsburg?about si\ j months ago?and feeling the want of a ? holiday, 1 determined to go on a shoot I ing expedition through the Transvaal j towards the sea. Accompanied by two , Zulus, 1 carried out my intention, and i nfler some weeks traveling we found J ourselves in the low country bordering ! )n Switzerland. Here quite by chance ! I made a remarkable discovery. In the I drjed-Ug. channel of what had been a i river I enme upon traces of diamonds, j i he find to my eyes was most promis j ;ng; but before I could pursue my In j * estigatior.s further, one of my Zulus, ilispatcbed to get food from a neighbor? ing kraal, came hot-foot with the news That the Swazisj were up in arms. Irri l.itcd by some act of L'oer oppression, hey seemed inclined to wreak their ? engeance on me, and so we fled forth vith for our very lives. Before leaving, drew up a plan of the place, so that it i ouId be found again. "After various adventures I reached Durban, and took ship for England. Meeting Gibson in London, I acquainted .dm in general terms with my. dis overy, stating that in the course of my ourneying 1 had found diamonds. I had ;tended to take him into partnership .i this affair, but the knowledge which trained Immediately afterwards that he had swindled me in the matter oJ some gold mines changed my purpose and I broke with him for good. "Now the value of my find is prob I lematical. Diamonds have not yet beer found in paying quantity in the Trans vaal. This place may be a second Kim berley, and shake the Do Beers monopo ly. It is quite possible. Therefore ] want the ground pegged out in the usual way, and to register myself as the owuer; but if Gibson could get hold oi the map; he would forestall me. It it not convenient for me to go myself jusl now, as I have some important busi? ness in hand; so not to delay obtaining the claims, I have ordered Howard tc peg them out and register in my name but he can do nothing until he has the particulars contained in this. Now, dc you understand?" "Yes; but how far is Gibson cog? nizant of your plans?" "He has found out that I intend send? ing the map immediately to Johannes? burg. This office is watched; you will be shadowed on leaving, and when they find that you are a passenger by the 'Roman,' they will conclude that you are my messenger. It will be your busi? ness to nullify that belief." "I see." "You had better pretend to be a new submanager sent out by me to repre? sent my interests in Johannesburg. Now, can you, do you think, conceal the map in such a way that these thieves cannot get hold of it?" I sat silent a few moments thinking over the situation, then my eyes strayed to some books lying on the table be? tween us. I took up one. It was "Lock on Gold," a stardard work. "I will do my best," I said at length. "Trust no one," concluded my em? ployer, giving me money for my jour ?ney nnd the boat ticket. "Rely on your? self alone. Put the map in your breast? pocket for the present, but find a se? curer hiding place before you go on board. Gocd-by, and good luck to you." My preparations were soon made, and the following morning found me on board the "Roman." I had reduced my luggage to as small a compass as possible. It consisted of two small portmanteaus which would go under my bunk, some wraps, and a few novels, r~x ? r-: zI [j lila Hb m a "i ' *?" 3 1:!- ' . . l*L??j Of gl!? (?#?Bnftfl Urn III More Powerful Than the Most Absolute Mon? arch, for It Creates Health and Strength. 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Dr. Greene's Nervura /\ blood and nervo remedy is unlike any other remedy in Iho world. Don't, there? fore, be persuaded to take something else claimed to be "just as pood." There is nothing clss as good and ns sure to cure as Dr. Greene's Nervura. Call for it and sec that yon get it. Of (All/fit 1 Iff. ijli ^ \WkJm? SSL sonally or by letter. There is nothing to pay f ;r consnltotion, examination and aJ^ ice, and t!: : I ;'.v price of Iiis v/ondcrfii?y curative med? icines ple.ccs the::i within reach of-evcrybody. DR. GREENES CATHARTIC PILL THE PERFECT IPIT^Tw FOR CONSTIPATION, TORPID LIVER AND BILIOUSNESS. Snrn'l, rugar^oated, ca-y to tike, cerlnin r.nd plea^aat to act. Tho prcfv.riptlon of Pr Grccnc, who Ih tiic intet FijcrcEsful ppcciali.-t la curing oil furms of cbronia or lltfgcrln complaints. This pill has been perfected by tho Doctor's long rears of Investigation; hi enoriuoOS practice among the sick, and hU vast c.viieilctcc In cuiiiig UiJcuse. THE LBEAL PILL FOR THE LIVER AND BOV/ELS Tiie?c plIU act In hanriony with Dr. (Jrocnc's ?fe;-\-ura find bv keeping the bowc!i regular aud the liver ncUve, assist tho Norvu'ra In cilooMn^ a ouyc, At'all drugglsU. price, sc cejnts. J wnn "lvOCK on uoicl," the latter ob? tained from iny employer to sustain my character as a mining'managt r, and l with its covers encased in gray calico. I had joined the ship at the decks to avoid the crash at Waterloo, and to see the mouth of the Thames. There were two other men in my cabin, for the ship was full, every berth being taken, but they had not yet come on board, ? so I arranged my belongings at leis? ure, and then went on deck as we left the dock to smoky and view the river and the miles of wharves and shipph.g . as we slowly and majestically steamed , out to sea. The ship was nearly empty, i nnd I passed a quiet 24 hours anticipat , ing the coming duel which was to take place, and wondering if the simple . scheme would be successful.' The mailbags ar.d passengers came on board at Plymouth, and a scene of ? animation and confusion followed; but a rough sea and headwind claimed the exuberance of many of tlie company, ' and the dinner tables in the saloon that ! evening showed an abundance of empty Eeats. Both my cabin mates suc? cumbed, and I left them white and groaning. Fortunately, I was a good sailor; and, having enjoyed my dinner, later in the evening found myself in the smokiny-rooin smoking one of (lib son's cigars, and engaged in a chat with that worthy, who was most friendly and evinced some curiosity about my? self. I told my tale, which he accepted with perhaps suspicious readiness. "Employed by Tring, are you? Pep? pery fellow; I know him well. We used to be friends; now he hates me like poison." He introduced mc to his friends, Spellman, Dunbarton and Vanderniit, who severally expressed themselves de? lighted to make nay acquniiitar.ee. The first two or three days my ad? versaries only skirmished, trying to pump me, and dropped broad hints as to the advantages which would follow if I joined them?hints which I ignored. ' As, however, they felt pretty sure that I was the bearer of the coveted map, my portmanteaus and my spare clothes 1 were searched more than once when I was absent from my cabin. It was Spell man who -was toled off for this portion of the quest; finding I was not very ' cordial towards him, he struck up a : friendship with one of my cabin mates, ' which gave him an excuse for entering 1 at ull hours. I did not think itadvisa ' ble to enlighten the latter, as my atti? tude was to blandly ignore my adver? saries' behavior. Spellman's researches proving of no ' avail, the great endeavor to discover if ' I had the paper took place about a week ' nfter Madeira was passed. I was play ' ing a whist tournament, and noticed that Dunbarton and Vnndermit were playing uap with the two men who shared my cabin. I guessed that Spell man was making a thorough search, and is soon as I was through I hurried ; there. It had indeed been thorough. Every article had been taken out of the port? manteaus and examined, and the port? manteaus themselves cut and hacked in search of a secret hiding place. Everything had been scrutinized; even the gray calico cover pulled off "Lock" to make sure that nothir.gwas between JU and the binding. Xor was this all, for while I surveyed the wreck, 1 be? came conscious of an overpowering feel? ing of drowsiness, and knowledge came to me that I had been drugged. Too late I remembered having just accepted a drink from Gibson; but 1 had only sense enough left to tumble into my bunk before falling into a heavy sleep. They no doubt searched me to the skin that night, for I slept as the dead; but though I woke next morning with a bad headache, I felt well pleased, for no result had awarded their toil. Of .-?nurse- T made a fuss as to the conduct of some mysterious thieves, v. ho had not even spared the lining of my boots, ind certain inquiries were instituted which came to nothing. I innocently complained to Gibson as to the bad quality of his whisky, and there ap? parently the matter ended, for I was molested no more. ' I felt that I had won. as I saw by my enemies' manner that they had decided they were mistaken in imagining 1 had the map; but great cautiousness was still necessary till the journey's end. Never crow before you are out of the wood is an excellent piece of advice. Still, feeling that the worst was over, a sense of calm possessed mc as I lounged in my Medeira chair, under the shade of the awning, for the tropical sun was very sultry, and made iced drinks a necessity instead of a luxury. Gibson continued good friends with me, nnd often came and chatted as I languidly studied "bock on Gold" in my deck chair. As a practical mineralo? gist, he pointed out the best parts to study, and I imbued much information valuable enough had I designed to turn miner. He was an amusing man, and his creed simple enough?"Get money, honestly if you can; but get money." A more efficient auctioneer for selling the numbers of the ship's run in the daily sweeps it would be Impossible to find, and I enjoyed the privilege of act? ing auctioneer's clerk with "Lock" for a desk on my knee. It was four o'clock on a Tuesday after? noon when we reached Capetown, and Gibson managed to get away by that evening's train, leaving two of his fol? lowers to bring his luggage on the next day. The third morning after landing found me in Fox street, Johannesburg, seeking Howard's office. I had just seen the name on the window, and had ascended the steps to the door of the building when a passer-by pulled up on recognizing me. It was Gibson. "Hullo!" he said; "where are you off to now?" The time for caution was passed, vic? tory was mine, and I could safely en? joy my triumph. I surveyed the baf? fled financier with a smile of infinite satisfaction, and replied: "I am the bearer of a certain docu? ment from Mr. Tring to Mr. Howard." From the expression on my face and the accent on my words, he read the truth, and knew that I had baffled him, nnd his face changed. Words failed him, for he was taken quite by surprise, and bewilderment rendered him speech? less. Enjoying his discomfiture a few sec? onds, I turned and went in, leaving him on the pavement below, the most un? happy man in Johannesburg. Having entered the outer office and given my name to the clerk, I was speedily shown into Mr. Howard's private room. He greeted me wannly, and in the same breath inquired if I had been successful. ! I said I had. t "That's good news. I've just got my mail and heard of your coming. Look ?ycu see the envelope has been tarn- j peredwith! You are sure Gibson hasn't ? set eyes on the map?" j "Absolutely," I replied, then gave him a short account of the efforts made to , secure it. "Ay, ay, they wouldn't stick at much; ? you're fortunate to get here with a whole skin. But where is it after all?" . In answer I produced "Lock on Gold," and, taking my penknife, cut off the xrrav calico cover, which I had out on ! PY WOMEN. A Trio of Fervent Letters so the Sympathetic Friencr of Her Sex. 1 OtyR TO WHOM HONOR IS DUE Each Letter Tells in a Different Way of Agonies Relieved by Lydia E. Pinkharn's I Vegetable Compound. _ Before using Lydia E. Pinkharn's Vegetable Compound, my health was gradually being undermined. I suffered untold agony from painful menstruation, backache, pain on top of my head and ovarian trouble. I concluded to try Mrs. Pinkharn's Compound, and found that it was all any woman needs who suffers with painful monthly periods. It entirely cured mc. Mrs. Georgie Wass, 923 Bank St., Cincinnati, 0. I sat right Lydia E. and Liver I feel like a is a thing of the Vegetable for me. For years I had suffered with pain? ful menstruation every month. At the beginning of menstruation it was impossible for me to stand up for more than five minutes, I felt so miserable. One day a little book of Mrs. Pink ham's was thrown into my house and down and read it. I then got some of Pinkharn's Vegetable Compound Pills. I can heartily say that to-day new woman; my monthly suffering the past. I shall always praise Compound for what it has done Mrs. Margaret Anderson, 363 Lisbon St., Lewiston, Me. Lydia E. Pinkharn's Vegetable Compound has cured me of painful menstruation and backache. The pain in my back was dreadful, and the agony I suffered during menstruation nearly drove me wild. Now this is all over, thanks to Mrs. Pinkharn's medicine and advice.?Mrs. Carrie V. Williams, South Mills, N. C. The great volume of testimony proves conclusively that Lydia E. Pinkharn's Vegetable Compound is a safe, sure and almost infallible remedy in cases of irregularity, suppressed, excessive or painful monthly periods. again after it had been pulled off. Then inserting the point into the cover it? self I cut it open. There, snugly con? cealed, lay the precious map. I had, before leaving London, cut the cover open with a sharp knife, and, placing the map in between, glued up the edges with great care. Being u:rable to ab? solutely conceal the fact that the cover had been cut, I had put the calico cover over, and when it had been torn off by the eager searcher ho had never no? ticed that the binding itself had been cut. Thus, safely and securely, the mar had traveled, unseen by any eye, un? touched by any hand, and now, bavin;; placed it in the possession of Mr. How? ard, my mission as a cpeciol envoy was over. With tho knowledge gained by the :nup, Howard too!< :;icps which very shortly made the land where Pepwcrth Tring found diamonds the property of that worthy, and 1 know no mere, ar; nothing further has been heard of the discovery?no company has been pub? licly formed to work it. But I have a strong idea that tho Und turned up trumps, and that the reason of the si? lence is that it is too good a thing for the public to be admitted.?Paterson"s Magazine. HiVES MADE AT HOWE. Those Conidn't Dodge Courting. Ahout 20 years since the writer knew a young man who fell deeply in love with a red-cheeked lassie, who worked in the same mill. But though she was the subject of his nightly dreams and daily thoughts, he was so bashful he could not, or dared not, show his hand. At last, driven to desperation, he put up the banns of marriage at the village church. On the following morning the un rvooed bride-elect went to the young man and demanded an explanation. Thus cornered, he confessed the truth, adding: "If tha will not ha* me, I con gi' backword." "Whod did tha pay ?" asked the prac? tical girl. "Four an' sixpence." "Well, tha corn'd get it back, and it's no use losin' four an' sixpence; bu' tha knows tha'll ha' to come a coartin' all't same." And he did.?London Telegraph. Saving Ve*ttg;-s i:t Uoaaty. A clever device for utilizing thebeauty that remains in fine lace curtains that have seen their day is to cut out the rich raised work rings and wreaths from which the delicato net has worn away. Apply them to squares of velvet or satin for use as cushion covers. Applied on olive or metallic green vel? vet, or some softwood brown shade, the effect is rich-and elegant, especially when further set off with n frill of lace and the back of the piilow made of silk of corresponding tone.?Leisure Hours. Use of Liquid Manure. It docs not generally pay to use liquid manure on a large scale. It i3 a costly method of manuring, as the water add.<^ greatly to the bulk, and nature in the course of the year usually supplies wa? ter enough to liquefy all the plant food the crops require. But there are special cases whore liquid manuring will pay if used properly. The most common mistakes are, first, making the liquid manure too strong, in which case it will rot the roots instead of feeding them. The other is allowingany liquid manure, however weak, to get on th* leaves of plants. They are bencfiter' by being washed by rains, but by noth? ing stronger. _ One Keanon. "Why do you keep so many dogs?" Nked a stranger of a Kentucky moun? taineer. 4 "Hey?" 'Tasked why you kept so many dogs, [t seems to me that you are rather a poor man and can scarcely afford to keep so many." "I havenTt many dogs, stranger? only 18. An' the reason I keep 'era is because they kain't keep me, 'cause thev are poorer than lam " ?In the ant hills of South Africa have been found suspension bridges passing from one gallery to another and span? ning a gulf more than six inches wide. with t!:e Least Flxtnre? Are) the Aloxt Satisfactory. The kind and size of hive is a most bewildering question for beginners. The hive to meet the demands of bee? keepers in general is the one with the least fixtures. The Quimby frame, or one cf about that size, has won the fa \cr of the apiarist in this locality. The hive we prefer is made of seven-eighth inch pine planed on both sides, 20 inch square outside measure, and 12 inche? In depth, with hand holes in the sides. The upper and lower stories are alike. The front board is % inch narrower, thus leaving an entrance % by 20inches. A 6lat % by % by 20 inches is used tr> control the size cf the entrance. Tha bottom board has a cleat 1 by 1 inch on each end, to prevent curling around on the under side. If two boards ara used they should be matched. The rabbet on which the frames hang Is furnished with improved tin. The alighting board has a cleat % by % inch on each end and is 0 by 20 inches. A piece of inch hoop iron 5 inches long is bent almost on a square; one is nailed at each end of the alighting board on the top side by one end ; the other end has a three-cornered, hole to be hung on two screws, one at each end. at the proprr height to bring the top of th? alighting board even with the lower side of the entrance. The bottom board as well as the upper and lower stories are held in place by the Van Deusen hive clamp; they may be used without. The furniture for this hive consists of a division board 11% by lS'/8 inches, with top bar ys by % by 19 inches scant measure. It is marie of \', inch lumber with a cleat >/2 by % inch cn each end to prevent curling. The frames are 17% by 11% inches outside measure. The top bar is made so as to form a comb guide and is 19 inches scant. The bottom bars are % by 1 by 10% inches; the ends 11% by D/? Inches. The hive contains the division board and from 1 to 12 frames according to the re? tirements of the swarm it contains, I prefer an upper entrance to a shade board; it saves the bees going up etnirs "on foot" and the result is more honey. When the flow of honey is large, as in the clover and basswood season, the upper entrance should be full size; when t'he second story isflrstset on and the flow light, the entrance should be small. When the robbers get & line of battle and when the nights become cold toward fall, the entrance should be nearly closed.?Rural World. aaMeHMj? ?* -? .Slow in Operation. Dr. Elisha Kane, the arctic explorer, on being asked what he thought of a certain after-dinner speech, replied that it was like an arctic sunset. "What do you moan by that?" asked his friend. "It was bright and interesting," replied the doctor, "but provokingly long in operation."?San Francisco Argonaut. ?A new penholder forcibly ejecf s the pen from the bolder by pressing with the thumb on a corrugated cam pivoted in the under side of the holder to turn in as the .pen is placed in position and clamp it fast, the action of pressingthe thumb toward the opposite end forcing the pen ort with the cam. Extent of Trnck Farming. The agricultural department says that in truck farming, as distinct from market gardening at the time of the last census, there were 534,4-10 acres of land and more than 240.C00 persons em? ployed. The products had a value of $70,517,155 after paying freights and commissions, and more th?n $100,000, ?G0 were invested. Since that time the business has grown rapidly, and it now probably yields more money to the southern states than any other single industry. It Wasn't Pride. Forty-two Caliber Jim ? Yistlddy Hank was a common mortal like the rest of us. Now yeh can't tech him with a ten-foot pola. ? "Sudden good fortune?" "No. not exactly. The vigilant coc; mittce hanged him last night to a 30 foot telly?Tvnph pole."?Un-to-Date.