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"If I were ? sculptor, I would make a mud statue of the Goddess of Tattle, and tie a gingham apron around it," says Uncle Jim, in Jhe Appleton Press. Or you might make it a god, put a derby hat on it, put a cigar between its teeth or a dead linc of tobacco juice about its feet, and stand it on some street corner?without it exciting any comment. The type is all too common. Five hundred and sixty thousand persons in the United States are de? pendent upon thc street cars for sup? port. was " An attack of la grippe left me with a bad cough. My friends oaid I had consumption. I then tried Ayer's Cherry Pectoral and it cured me promptly." A. K. Randles, Nokomis, 111. You forgot to buy a bot? tle of Ayer's Cherry Pec? toral when your cold first came on, so you let it run along. Even now, with all your hard coughing, it will not disappoint you. There's a record of sixty years to fall back on. Three sizes: 25c, 50c., $1. All druggists. Consult your doctor. If he says take it, then do as lie says. If he tolls you not to take lt, then don't take lt. He knows. Leave it with him. We aro willing. J. 0. AYER CO., Lowell, Mass. ??MaHMHMaHBMHB_?MB__B__a Stands for Union Metallic Cartridges.1 It also stands for uniform shooting and satis? factory results.; Ask ycur/dealer for U.M.C. ARROW and NITRO CLUB Smokeless Shot Shells. \The Union Metallic : Cartridge Co., BRIDGEPORT, CONN. "I haro used roar valuable discards and find thora porfoct. Couldn't do without timm. 1 have oscd thom for some time for indigestion and bil? iousness and am now completely ourrd. Recom? mend thom to oTeryono. Oneo tried, you will ticvor be without thom in the family." Edward A Marx, Albany, N. Y. Best For The Dowels Pleasant. Palatable, Potent, Tanto Oiod. Do Good, Nevor Sleken, Weaken or Gripe. 10c. 2.1c, Mc. NotM sold In bulk. Tho genuino tablet stampod OOO. Uuarantcod to euro or your money back. Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or N.Y. fx>3 ANNUAL SALE, TEN MILLIGH BOXES If You Don't Want CURLS IN YOUR HAIR YOU DO 1VAXT Carpenter's OX MARROW POMADE (BEWAHE OT IMITATIONS.) It ls tho best hair stralsrhtenor sold; makes the hair soft and glossy and ls perfectly harm? less. Moro than worth tho price PRICE, 25 CENTS, And If yonr driursrtst hasn't It wo will send lt by mall on recolpt ot 25 cents in stamps. Address. CARPENTER & CO., Louisville, Ky. ToweSJSt Son U_i#**M?^*-*" HIGHEST 5TAHMK9 Or QUALITY -.' P>0* MOHB THAW ~ HAL* A CENTURY. I *j_5_> S&"*;? ? ><??-> AJTD?R(aMteT0N*1A5XUJA MMMMftlMMMNIt . mmmmtMitmtHtmm. ^5? ' 7 '" !_31->p fib -aaa?Jl Wanted Agents for our Prepared Rooflnjrs, Points, Varnish. Ac. ilosraut side-line for salesmen. Good commission, or salary. Writo for samples, pr)cos, contract, etc. AnatiTAOf Manufacturing Co., Richmond, Va, HUHES WHERE ALL ELSE MILS. Rest Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Uso Sold by UruKfTists Si CONSUMPTION & , Cross? Poor man! He can't help it. He gets bilious. He needs a good liver pill?Ayer's Pills. They act directly on the liver, cure biliousness. J. O. Ayer Co. Want your moustache or beard I a beautiful brown or rich black ? Use I BUCKINGHAM'S DYE rtrrr era. prpBPoourfrofc a. r. iuli. oo^jtiSwaA. w. a. THE SABBATH SCHOOL International Le ison Comments For Octo? ber 18. Subject: David's Confession, Psa. 51, M7? Golden Text, Psa. SI, IO?Memory Verses, 1*4?Commentary on the Day's Lessen. I. David's prayer for forgiveness (vs. 1-4). 1, 2. "Have mercy," etc. Or, be gracious unto me. Mark the gradation in the three words expressing God's love: 1. Haye mercy denotes that kind of affection which is expressed by moaning over an ob? ject we love and pity. 2. Loving kindness denotes a large and liberal disposition to goodness and compassion. 3. Tender mer? cies denote the most tender pity of which the nature is susceptible. "Transgres pions." Sin is described, as in Ex. 34:7, in three different aspects, as transgression, iniquity, sin; the Hebrew words thus ren? dered mean respectively, (1) defection from God or rebellion against Him; (2) the perversion of right, depravity of con? duct; (3) error, wandering from the right way, missing the mark in life. "Bl<ft out . . . wash . . . cleanse." The removal of guilt is also described by the use of three different expressions. 1. Sin is regarded as a debt recorded in God's book which needs to be blotted out. 2. Wash is fre? quently used for ceremonial purifications (Titus 3:5). 3. Cleanse suggests the com? parison of sin with leprosy. This shows that the un is deep-seated and needs a thorough treatment. 3, 4. "I acknowledge." I know my transgressions and freely confess them. The willingness to know sin i.s the first step towards repentance. Observe also that David otes the plural form as in verse 1. He had (1) broken the seventh com? mandment, (2) caused thc death of Uriah, (3) used deceit, (4) covered his sin, (5) hardened his heart, (6) dishonored bil family (7) injured his friends, (S) weak? ened his kingdom. Thus no sin ever stands alone, but "each single transgression is tho mother of many." Atrainst Thee, Thee only." All sin, even tfiat by which man may be most grievously injured, is sin against God. God alone was greater than the king, and to God alone David, as king, was responsible. "Mightcst be justified," etc. From the relation of all souls to God every sin against man lies primarily against God, so that God, who is the supreme judge of nil human conduct, will bc justi? fied in His sentence upon the wicked. David thus recognizes God's justice, how? ever severe the sentence may bc. II. David's confidence in God (vs. 5-8). 5, 6. "Was shapen." David means Here that he was born with a sinful nature. Se3 Kph. 2:3. This confession is not made ns an excuse for his sins, but in utter self abasement. David bewails the depravity within, ard thus abandons all hope of re? storing himself. "Thou desirest truth." David admits that he is the very opposite of what he should be. God desires truth in the most secret springs of thought and will. Truth here takes thc sense of integ? rity nnd uprightness: and wisdom that of the knowledge of God. 7. 8. "With Hyssop." The figure here is borrowed from the ceremonial of the law. llvssop was a common herb which frequently grew on walls. This was used ns a sprinkler, especially in the rites for cleansing the leper and purifying thc un? clean. Dr. Clark calls attention to the fact that in thc case of the leper the cere? mony of sprinkling was not performed un? til the leper had been healed, and the ceremony declared to ihe people that such was the case. "This." says Clarke, "David seems to have in full view, hence he re? quests the Lord to show to the people that he was accepted and cleansed." "Whiter than snow." The Lord :s able to take every clement foreign to holiness out of our nature. See Isa. 1:18. "Bones . . . broken." A strong figure showing how a sense of God's displeasure lind, ns it were, crushed his bones and shattered his whole frame. He had repented deeply. III. David's praver for a clean heart (vs. 9-12). 9.10. "Hide thy face." Do not longer gaze upon my sins, cast them behind Thee. "Create." "Mending will not avail; my heart is altogether corrupted; it must be made new." "The word create is the strongest known in the Hebrew for bring? ing into being that which did not before exist, as Gen. 1:1. Compare Lpn. 2:10; 4:24; and 'new creation,' 2 Cor. 5:17; Ga). G:15." "Clean heart." A sanctified heart ?one cleansed from all sin and made per? fect in Ihe love of God. "A right spirit." A steadfast, established spirit, fixed in its allegiance to God. that could stand firm and resist temptation. ll. 12. "Cast me not away," etc. God p.dmits the upright to His presence, and they behold His face (Psa. 11:7; 2:12). David knew that God would be justified in removing His Spirit from him, but he prays for mercy and asks that the divine rejection might not follow in his case as it did with Saul. "Uphold mc." The idea of uphold here is to confirm, render perma? nent. David desires that the restored ?tate bc sustained and abiding. This is the point of the petition. But he has not in himself the elements of this stability. God only can "restore thc joys of salva? tion," and lie alone can cause him to stand firm in this restored life. "Free spirit." Set- R. V. He desires perfect freedom of spirit so he will easily and naturally do such thing.--, aa are right. IV. David's resolve to emplov his life in God's service (vs. 13-17). 13, 14. "Will T teach." Thus David would show forth his gratitude for that renewal and estab? lishment in righteousness for which he agonizes. How he fulfilled his promise is shown in some of his subsemicnt psalms. See Psa. 32; 40; 103, which should be read in this connection. "From bloodguiltiness." From the punishment of my sin. Hero David no doubt had in view the death of Uriah. His blood was crying for ven? geance against him and only God could deliver him. "Thy righteousness." God's righteousness is seen in His pardon to the penitent as well as His punishment to the impenitent. 15-17. "Open thou." His lips had been clor.ed. for a guilty foul cannot speak the praises of God; but God could open them, for the power to praise aright is the gift of God. "Desirest not sacrifice." See R. V. The law of Moses made no provision for the forgiveness or expiation of such sins as David had committed. See Num. 15:30, 31. Forms and types would now avail nothing. "Sacrifices of God." Tho/o which God desires and approves are a broken spirit and a contrite heart; that is, a heart truly penitent nnd humble. Such a heart will never be cast out. Mercy will always be shown the humble, penitent MAYOR SCHMITZ'S APT REPLY How City's Chief Executive Got Rio* of a Bore. Mayor Schmitz of San Francisco tells of an untiring politician who do mantled a position. To escape him and kindred men the mayor hied him' self to the suburbs. And in the sub? urbs the applicant halted the mayor. The politician placed his cane behind him and rested on it as a seat. Better opportunity had never been presented for arguing his just claim. His fidget? ing caused the cano to move slightly. "Yes, slr," said the office seeker. "1 am entitled to a position in the city's sendee and ara looking fer an open ing." "Is there any kind of work to which you are adapted?" asked tho mayor. The man took courage from the question and said that any kind of aD opening would snit. By this time the man's unsteadiness had brought the cano, which was bear? ing his weight, precariously near a kuo't hole. The mayor thought. In expectancy tho applicant shifted his position. The next instant ho was endeavoring to follow his cane through a hole in tho board walk. "There," said the mayor, "very much relieved, "is an opening for you, Try and till it; if you don't succeed, see thc board of public works."?Boa ton Post. COMMERMAL REVIEW. Gcnrrn! Trade Conditions. Bradstreet's "Weekly Review 01 Trade" says: Mixed trade and crop conditions still present themselves, though some improvement in tone is noted where crop estimates as in the case of corn, show expansion. Lowci prices for cereals point the way to fu? ture large business and induce a larger foreign interest in our farm products, Trade reports vary with sections con Bidered, the best reports coming from thc Southwest, thc Northwest and the Pacific Coast. Spotted trade reports rome from sections of thc Middle West. From the South the reports arc in the main favorable as to trade and collec? tions, but crop deterioration is wide? spread, except from thc lower Missis? sippi Valley. Wheat, including flour, exports for '.he week ending October i, aggregate 1,082,681 bushels, against 3,050,430 last >veck, 6,870,578 this week last year, 6, 195749 in 1901, and 4,450,167 in 1900. For thirteen weeks of thc cereal year '.hey aggregate 40.297,362 bushels, lgainst 65,879,715 in 1902; 80,322,854 in 1901, and 43,193,835 in 1900. Corn ex? ports for the week aggregate 1.123,871 bushels, against 779.23? last week; 141, 123 a year ago; 907.924 in IQ?. an'l 1,364,240 in 1900. For thirteen weeks Df thc present cereal year they aggre? gate 12,729,122 bushels, against 1,133.** 250 in 1902; 12,132,616 in 1901-, and 40, ?597,367 in 1000. R. G. Dun & Co.'s "Review ol Trade" says: Failures this week in the United States number 226, against 232 last week, 219. the preceding week and 207 thc corresponding week last year, and in Canada io against 19 last week. 19 thc preceding week and 23 last year, LATEST MARKET QUOTATIONS. Flour?Spring clear, $3.8o@4-00; best Patent $5.00; choice Family $4.25. Wheat?New York No. 2, 84V6C; Philadelphia No. 2, 78-}4@79c; Balti? more No. 2 80c. Corn?New York, No. 2, 53c; Phila? delphia No. 2, 50^@5ic; Baltimore No. 2, 52c. Oats?New York No. 2, 4lJ_CJ Phil? adelphia No. 2, 42J/JC-; Baltimore No. 2 Hay.?Receipts for today 386 tons, including 60 tons for export. There if rather better inquiry for hay, but de maud is confined wholly to top grade? of timothy and mixed, on which de? scriptions thc market is firm. Medium and common grades of hay, however, are relatively plentiful and dull of sale We quote: No. 1 timothy large bales, $15.00(0)15.50; do do, small bales, $15.00 (0)15.50; No. 2 timothy $14.00(0*14.50; No. 3 timothy $11.50(0)13.00; No. ! clover mixed $13.00(0)13.50; No. 2 clover mixed $11.$o(d\2.50; No. 1 clover $11.oe @i2.oo; No. 2 clover $9.50(010.50; no grade hay (unsound, musty, stained etc.) $6.00(010.00. Green Fruits and Vegetables.?Ap? ples?Maryland and Virginia, per bri, fancy ?(o$i.oo; do, fair to good, 75<? 90c; do, New York, assorted, per bri $1.50(0)2.50. Beets?Native, per bunch l/-2@2c. Cabbage?Native, per ioc $3.00(0)3.50. Cauliflower?New York, per bri, $2.00(02.50. Celery?New Yorl< State, per dozen 20(o)4oc. Carrots?Na? tive, per bunch I(2)l)_C. Corn?Native per dozen, field, 7(f?9c; do, per dozen, sugars I2@i5c Eggplants?Na? tive, per 100 $I.email@example.com. Grapes?Con? cords, per 5-lb basket I2$_@I3c; do, Niagara, do, I5@i6c; do, Delaware, do 20@22c; do, New York, black, per bas? ket I2@i5c. Lettuce?Native, per bush? el box 30(o40c. Lima beans?Native, per bushel box $1.00(0)1.10. Onions Maryland and Pennsylvania, per bu 6* (070. Pears?Eastern Shore, Duchess, per basket, 20(o)30c; do, per box 30C0 40c; do, Kieffer, per basket IS@30c; do New York, Bartlett, per bri fo.sofo^.oo Quinces?Eastern Shore, Maryland, per basket 6o@70c. String beans Anne Arundel, per bu, green 40^*450. Tomatoes?Anne Arundel, per measur? ed bushel, 30@35c; do, Eastern Shore. Maryland, per peach box 2$'7i.3oc. Tur? nips?Native, per bushel box 4$@50C. Hides.?Heavy steers, association and salters, late kill, 50 lbs and up, close se? lections, 9}4@ioJ4c; cows an(f light steers, 8(0)9. Potatoes.?White?Native, per bush? el box _0@55C; do, Maryland and Penn? sylvania, prime per bu 5ofr7.6oc; do, Nc<v York prime, per bu $$(a,6oc. Sweets Maryland and Virginia, per br! $1.40(0} I.50. Yams?Virginia, per bri ?(o) $1.25; do, Potomac, Maryland, per bri ?(if $1.2$. Provisions and Hog Products.?Bulk clear rib sides, ioc; bulk clear sides, io1^; bulk shoulders, 9; clear sides, 11; bacon shoulders, 9->4; sugar-cured shoulders, blade-cut, io; sugar-cured California hams, 8; canvased and uncan ?/ased hams, 12 lbs and over, 15; refined lard, second-hand tubs, io; refined lard, half-barrels and new tubs, io. Live Poultry.?Chickens?Hens, per lb ?@i$YiC; do, old roosters, each 2.r,(o) 30; do, young, large, per lb ??14^; do, young, small, fat, per lb ?(015. Ducks?Fuddle, per ib n(o)i2c; do, Muscovy and mongrel, per lb 10(0)11. Eggs.?Maryland and Pennsylvania, per dozen, loss off, ?!/i)24c; Virginia, per dozen 23(0)24; West Virginia, per dozen, loss off, 22(023. Butter?Separator, 22(0)23; Gathered Cream, 20(0)21; Imitations, ?@I9. Live Stock. Chicago.?:Cattlc?Good to prime Steers $5.50(0)6.10; poor to medium ?3.90(0)5.25; stockers and feeders $2.4C @4.20; cows and heifers tl.40(0^5.00; canners $1.40(0^2.57; bulls $2.00(^4.60; calves $3.50(3)3.75; Texas steers $2.85(0 4.25; Western steers $3.00(0)4.40. Hogs ?Receipts today 18,000 head; tomor? row 18,000. Choice steady; others low tr; mixed and butchers' $5.65(06.35; good to choice, heavy, $5.85(0)6.20; rough, heavy, $5.40(^5.80; light $*.75@ 5.37/^; bulk of sales $$-7$(^.6-0$. Sheep ?Receipts 22,000 head. Market steady to ioc lower; good to choice wethers h.40(0)4.35; fair to choice mixed $2.25 $3.40; native lambs $3.50(35.65. INDUSTRIAL AND SCIENTIFIC NOTRS. An atom of matter is probably 3 Krystal of electricity. Japanese and Germans have the same Average brain weight. The total commerce of Abyssinia is ibout $9,500,000 a year. National banknotes are one-sixth ol the money in circulation. In Boston there arc one and a half electric lights for each person. New Orleans and Galveston now ex? port more wheat than New York. The birth-rate in Berlin declined (rom 46 per 1000 in 1876 to 27 in 1902, The banking capital of New York City has been doubled within five years. Thc convicts in thc Ohio penitentiary now number 1456, against 2566 in hard times. Seven hundred automobiles, worth $20,000,000, are licensed in the State of New York. Nearlv one-third of the 381,000 inhab? itants of Cleveland, Ohio, were born in Europe. The United States ranks sixteenth as a wine producing country. Our an? nual output is but a fiftieth, part that of Fiance. _r*ui PERUNA B Pp-m-na Drug Co., Columbus, Ohia: ___ m . . _ CentlemSn:-"! can cheerfully say that Mrs. Schley has taken Pe ru-na and I believe with good effect."?W. S. SCHLEY?washington, d. c. fU "aCi ? Thc fact is Peruna has overcome all opposition and has won its way to tho hearts of the people. The natural timidity which so many people have felt about giving -endorsements to any remedy is giving way. Gratitude and a desire to help others has inspired thousands of people to give public testimonials for Pe ADMIRAL SC4ILEY, one of the foremost, notable heroes of the nineteenth century. A name that starts terror in the heart of every Spaniard. A man of steady nerve, clear head, undaunted courage and prompt decision. Approached hy a friend recently, his opinion was asked as to the efficacy of Peruna, the national catarrh remedy. Without the slightest hesitation he gave tills remedy his endorsement. It appeared on later conversation that Peruna has been used In his family, where it is a favorite remedy. Such endorsements serve to indicate the wonderful hold that Peruna has upon the minds of the American people. It is out of the question that so great nnd famous a man as Admiral Schley could have any other reason for giving his endorsement to Penina than his positive conviction that the remedy is all that ho sn vs it is. nina who heretofore would not have consented to such publicity. Never before in the annals of medicine has it happened that so many men of national and international reputation have been willing to give unqualified and public endorsements to a proprietary remedy. No amount of advertising could have accomplished such a result. Peruna has won on its own merits. Peruna cures catarrh of whatever phase or location in the human body. This L< why it receives so many notable and unique endorsements. Address The Peruna Drug M'f'g Co., Columbus, Ohio, for free literature on catarrh. Lost In t'le Grass. There is surely no country half a world away in which the Occidental traveller expects so much delight and so little danger as in Japan. Yet Mr. Ernest Foxwcll has recently related a tale of terrible adventure experienced in Japan by an Englishwoman but a few days after her arrival. She was staying at a little country village among thc hills and had gone out in thc morn? ing to gather flowers. The path ran across thc uplands, where there is a wild and lonely stretch of country ex? tending for several miles, and the beauty of some wild flowers growing in thc tall grass led her to leave thc trail unthinkingly and press farther and farther into the waving tangle. She was a short woman, and it reached above her head. "If I had been a foot taller," she said, in telling her story, "I should have laughed and been out in a minute or two; but those few inches buried me alive. Almost instantly I felt sick, as you do at thc beginning of an eartn quake, for, although I must have been quite near the path, yet with thc grass all round above my head, there was no knowing what would happen. I might bc going right away at that very moment, and thc possibilities came like a shock. I believe I lost my head at once. I could not think, so I kept moving first one way, then another. But pushing through this tall, tough grass is very tiring work, even if you arc on sloping ground, and can judge where von will come out; and when it is level all round thc heart is taken out of you from thc feeling that every step is probably burying you deeper. It was like being drowned." It was not until sunset, after a whole day in thc blaz? ing sun, without food or water, con? stantly wandering, constantly pushing and tearing at stems so stiff and ser? rated that they quickly make thc hands bleed, that she walked suddenly out on to open ground and fell fainting in a heap. When she recovered thc stars were shining and she was alone on an unknown mountain side. She slept from exhaustion and the next day fol lowed a winding mountain torrent over rocky land, her shoes and her stock? ings worn from her feet, only to find at sundown that it had lcd her to a nar? row gorge without one inch of foot? hold or shore. The stream dashed through in a torrent that hopelessly barred the way. Light-headed with ter-, ror, hunger and weariness, she crouch? ed for a time in despair. Then, actuat? ed by a sudden whim or instinct, she waded into the stream and stood until after dawn waist-deep in water, while a rain storm pelted upon her from above. She believed that by thc rush and stine of the water her reason and strength were preserved. Thc next day she re? traced her weary way along thc water? course back to thc heights; thence, fix? ing anew the point to which she must direct her steps, she made her way back to civilization. He Went Away Satisfied. An old-woolly-headcd darkey appear? ed at thc dispensary of one of the hos? pitals the other morning. '"Well, uncle, what is it?" inquired the young medico in charge of the dis? pensary. "Ah'vc got de mishuy pow"ful bad, boss," said thc aged darkey. "Where have you got thc misery?" inquired the young doctor. "Ah dun got it evuhywheah," replied the ancient colored man. "Well," inquired thc doctor, "what do you think ails you?" "Ah think," solemnly answered thc old black, "dat Ah've dun got some thin' de mattuh wif mah vermifuge dc pendix." "What makes you think that that's your trouble?" inquired thc doctor, smothering the chuckle^hat rose up in his throat. "Well, sub, Ah had de nose bleed pow'ful bad las' night an' Ah hain't no ap'tite 'tall fo' watuhmillyons dis yeah." "Well, it's your vermifuge dependix that's bothering you all right, uncle," said the young doctor, "but I'll fix you out quick enough.' Take one of these before each meal." He handed thc old darky a little box of bread pills, and thc old woolly-head departed with a broad grin of happi? ness, no less because he had got free medicine than because his own diag? nosis of his case had been so promptly accepted. Little Doris (talking to her doll, whose arm had come oft, exposing thc sawdust stuffing)?"You dear, good, obedient dolly. I knew I had told you to chew your food fine, but I did not think you would chew it so fine as that."?Glasgow Evening Times. FITSpermanently cured. No fits or nervous nf ss after flrst day'R use of Dr. Kline's Groat NervoRestorer. $2trial bottle and treatisofros Dr.R.H. Kline, Ltd., 931 Arch St., Phila., Pa. Actions may speak louder than words., but money often talks louder than cither. Mrs.Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup for childroa teething, soften tho gums, roduces inflamma tion,alluys pain,cures wind collo. 25c. a bottle Even the favors wc do some people are regarded with suspicion. I'lflo'sCureisthe best modiclne wa ever used tor all affections of throat and lungs.?Wm. O. Endsley, Vanburon, Ind., Feb. 10, 1900. The woman with a lot of children hasn't much time for fads. Putnam Fadeless Dyes do not stain tho haqds or spot the kettle, except green and pufple. _ Some men can't even climb a ladder ex? cept in a round-about way. Catarrh cured at home. Three preparation' In one package. Ask your dealer for " Dr Hartley's Great Remedy." Besuroyou get it 11 Thero are people who only put on theil nest manners with their best clothes. In His Element. A clergyman who was traveling stop? ped at a hotel much frequented by wags and jokers. Thc host, not being used to having a clergyman at his table, looked at him with surprise; the guests used all their raillery of wit upon him without elicit? ing a remark. Thc clergyman ate his dinner quietly, apparently without observing the gibes and sneers of his neighbors. One of them at last, iu despair of his forbearance, said to him: "Well. I won? der at your patience. Have you not heard all that has been said to you?" "Oh, yes, but I am used to it. Do you know who I am?" "No, sir." "Well, I will inform you. I am chap? lain of a lunatic asylum*, such remarks have no effect upon mc." The Nearest Pattern. An elderly lady entered a draper's shop and asked to bc shown some table? cloths. Thc assistant brought a pile and showed them to her, but she said she had seen those elsewhere. "Haven't you something new?" she asked. The assistant then brought another pile and showed them to her. "These are thc newest pattern," he said. "You will notice the edge runs right round the border and thc cen? tre is in thc middle." "Then I will take half-a-dozen," said thc lady.?Tit-Bits. He Was Dull-Minded. "You must no't imagine," she said, "that I would be willing to sit out herc alone with you if you were not so big and strong, and able to pick me up in your arms as if I were a mere child? in case anythiucr happened. Then because nothing happened she told her friends that he was dull-wilted and probably had a soul like a with? ered lemon. B. B. B. SENT FREE. Cures mood and Skin Diseases, Cancers, Itching Humors, Done rains. Botanic Blood Balm (B. B. B.) cures Pimples, scabby, scaly, itching F.czema, Ulcers, Eating Sores, Scrofula. Blood Poi? son, Bone Pains, "Swelling*, Rheumatism, Cancer. Especially advised for chronic cases that doctors, patent medicines and Hot Springs fail to cure or help. Strength? ens weak kidneys. Druggists, $1 per large bottle. To prove it cures B. B. B. sent free by writing Blood Balm Co., 53 Balm Bldg., Atlanta, Ga. Describe trouble and free medical advice sent in sealed lette;*. Medicine sent at once, prepaid. All v.c ask is that you will speak a good word for B. B. B. when cured. The fellow who thinks ho knows it all wouldn't be such a nuisance if he could only keep it to himself. A Sermon in n Sentence. If you are morose, moody or despond? ent; if you have a habit of worrying or fretting about things, or any other fault which hinders your growth or progress, think persistently of tho op? posite virtue and practice it until it is yours by force of habit.?0. S. Mardeu, In Success. Dearness Cannot Be Cured by localapplicatlons as they cannot mach thi diseased portion of tho ear. There is only ono way to cure deafness, and that is by consti? tutional remedies. Deafnoss i3 caused by au inflamed condition of tho mucous lining of the Eustachian Tub?. When this tube is in? flamed you havo a rumbling sound or imper? fect hearing, and when it ls entirely closod Deafness is tho result, and unless the inflam? mation eau be takon out and this tube re? stored to its normal condition, hearing will bo destroyed forever. Nine cases out of toa are caused by catarrh .which is nothing but aa inflamed condition of tho mucous surface?. Wo will give Ono Hundred Dollars for any case of Doafnessfcauscnl by catarrh) that eau uot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for cirsnlaxs free. F.J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, 0. Sold by Druggists, 75c. Hall's Family Pills are tho best. Moro SnufT Used Now. The snuff users of the United States have increased in number about six per cent, a year for several years, tak? ing the annual consumption of snuff as tho basis of calculation. 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