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THE REFOKMEB, DEO. 11, 1884.
Itching Diseases
ICZKUA, or Fait Hhium, with II oganlalng
li Inning and burning, tuetantly relieved by
warut baita with Uutil-uha Ooap, and a tingle ap
pllcullon of Cutiouha. tha groat bkln Cure. 1 tali
repematl dally, with two or throe down of Outi
CUBA UaniLVKNT, the Now Ulood Puillitir.to keep
the blood ooo , tl a pernplratloD pure and unlrrl
tatlng, the k iwela opvu, th- liver and kidney
aallve, wll apwdlly ours Kosoma, Teller, Ring
worm, I'anrliwli. Uuhwi, Prurllua, Beall Head,
Dandruff, and every apeet.i of Itoblnir, tidily, end
Hoiply lluinoraof the Scalp and Bkln, whan tue
beat pbyiliiuui and all known remedies full.
If y gratitude to God la unboundod for tho rollef
I have obtained from I ho use of Iho Ctrriouiu
Bbmsdiks. I taava been troubled wltb Kcsi-ma on
Buy lexa for tweuiy ear. 1 had not a comfortable
Bight for va n, Hie burning aud iirblng were ao
tarn dm. Now, 1 am bapny to my, I have no
trouble. Ouly the llver-co "red palettes on my
Umbi remaia a a token of roy lnrmr ml.ery .
Si- IC.i:ri a Hill.".
- Tour moit valuable Cdtioofa Himkbiss bare
done my child a much good that I Ike saying
ttala for the benefit of tho.e who are troubled llh
akin dieea. Uy little girl waa troubled with bu
aema, and I tried aeveral dootor. and mod elnea,
but did not do her any good until I ueed the OUT!
DBA Kbmbuiks, which apeudily oured her, for
which 1 ewe you many lhauka aud many night of
net. AN TON HOribMlKU, Union Bakery.
Kdibbuhom, Imd.
Vil'Ih't . n ....
I Wll almo.t perfectly bald, caueed by Tetter of
Ike tap ol the tralp. I uaod your Duticvra Ml
BDiBS abeat its weeki, aud they cu av jay scalp
msfeelly, and low my hair U somlng utf k "thick
aa It ever waa. . r. buuiua.
Whitbsbobo, Tbxas.
"I want e tell you that youTOrmonliA" Baroi
TBHT I magniaeent. About three moaiha ago my
hoe w a entered with blolohea, and after sains
bo.- of y&tisisfttfK!1'
ft 8. Cslablbs Btbbbt, Nbw Oblbams, La.
For all eaaee of poisoning by Ivy or dogwood, 1
aan warrant Cutiouha to cure every time. I nave
kid It for five yeara atd It never f alia. '
' - 0. H, MOttSK. Drsgglat.
Holmstob, atais. 1
Sold everywhere. COTIOUBA, 60o; BOAT, S6oj
kasoLVBB, t.W.
Fetter Drugnno Chemical ro..Bo-tna
Tlie Oreat Balsamic Dmt(llt of
Wilrb.Haael, American Ptue,
.Canadian tt'tr, marigold,
lover lloui, etc.
, , . ,. J TJ.. I"1,, rm tt
WOt IB laimeaiaie neiei auu 7, , T '
v. ry form of Catarrh from a 6lmpe Heaa Cold or
. BUCUSli W (II . mm Jt ui.ia ' ' --o.
Voii!h. Bronehltla and Incipient Comumotlon.
Relief In nve mlnutra In any aud every caw. Noth.
big likeMl. Grawf ul, fragrant, wbob tome Cure
begin from Hrrt application, and la rapid, radical,
aermai.eul, and never falling.
On bottle Kadica Cure, oue box Catarrhal Solv.
ant and Sanfiird'a .Inhaler, all In one paekage,
forming complete treatment, of all drnggUta for
I. Aak for HANFOHD I llAUlC'AL . uiib. Fott
VriiK awl t l!-incai to.. Uutcn.
e tm mnm 'oIKns VoMalc
A I 1 1 1 In Plnr Inata
I 1 1 1 I L . I ' et the Nervoua ey
U yL-JI IVJ anlihea Fain. A
m vl rine Mattery
I8THBCBX 4aned with a V
lale KM
Inatantly ef-
yaiem ana
Deri eel
Mattery ;"-
irS.I. si Pnr.lllll
u. m m-g r w- r . i -. - - - -
UrTBUII ttnt It annihilate! Pain, vl a tiea
H ut farti, Strengthen! Tiret'
UuBclea, prevenu Disease, and doea more In ona
half the time ih n any other piaster lu the world.
old everywhere.
U wn
PBBBBBawaBjWiaBwawaaa I I f T Ml
toAt woen your blood booomos lmpnro tUa
'i guard ngainat aerlous illness Is to lit onoo rasort
to some reliable purifier. Long oxporlcuoo with
Vegoluie provos boyond quoirtion that It Is the
t beat blood purifier known. .
and pimples to disfigure you when tuero is a
BosIU'-o oura to bo bad la tho tliuoly use of
are iudiepensable, would you enjoy sound honlth.
Ua eontroling lufluonoo ovor tho norvous sys
tem, baa male VEaBTlXB a blessing to thous
ands. Norvous aufforor you will find aura relief
ka VesoUna.
kewerer aorlous your c.tso, whether of Sorofnla,
Liver or KUlncy Complaint, 8aK Qbcunt, Kheu
aaatlsm or any disease arising from au impure
auto the blood until you have glvon Vcgctine
a thorough UiaL It b a remedy for just this class
ef diseases and In uumorous eases, which all
efforts have tailed to reach, It bos proved to be of
great efficacy.
Tbe Attention of
U called to the
Horse Shoes A RemoTable Calfei.
Aa eailre set eae be changed la five aslant
Ooeia less than old style of ahoeiag. bead ferear
ealara and testimonials.
Itlaekaisdtks as agenU wanted everywhere.
Tbb KBTBBaLir 8bob Co,
tri H Boerew.
I f CALKsA 1
( TOffl J
Health is Wealth!
by nuon CONWAY.
Author' "Culled Bach."
Wben this atory of my lifo, or of such por
tions of roy li e as pieseut any out-of-the-common
leatur s, U read, It will ba found
tbut I bave committed errors of judgment
that I have sinnud not only aoclully, but also
agoiust the law of the land. In excuse I can
pleBd but two things the strength of love,
the weakuesa of human nature.
If those carry no weight with you, throw
the book aside. You are too pood for met I
am too human for you. We cannot bo
friends. Road no further.
lnel say liotliraqr. about my childhood!
nothing about my boyhood. Let ute hurry
on to early manhood to that time when the
wonderful dreams of youth begin to leave
one; when the impulse which can drive ao
ber reason aside must be, indeed, a strong
one; when one baa learned to count the cost
of every rash step; when the transient and
fitful flames of tbe boy have settled down to
a steady, glowing fire which will bunruntil
only ashes are left; when the strength, the
nerve, the intellect, is or Bhould bs at its
height; when, lu short, one'a jetvn number
thirty. -
Yet. what was I thenl A soured, morose,
disappointed man; without ambition, with
out care lor the morrow; without a goal or
object in life. Breathing, eating, drinking, as
by instinct Rising in the mornins, and
wishing the day war. ovor; lyinar down at
night, and caring little whether the listless
eyes 1 closed might open again or not.
And why! Ahl to know why you must sit
with me as I sit lonely over my glowin? fire
one winter night You must read my
thoughts; the pictures of my past must rise
before you as they r se before me. My sor
row, my bate, my love must be yours. You
must, indeed, be my very self.
You inty begin this retrospect with tri
umph. You may go back to th? day when,
after having passed my examination with
high honors, L Bnsil North, was duly 'en
titled to write AL D. after ray name, aud sot
to work to win fame and iortune by
doing my best toward relievins the suffer
ings of my follow creatures. You may say,
as 1 said then, as I say now, "A noble
career; a life full of interest and useful
ness. " ' ' ,
You may see me full of hope and courage,
and ready for any amount of hard work;
settling down in a large provincial town
resolved to beat out ft practics for myself.
You may see how, after tbe usual initiatory
struggles, my footing gradually grew
firmer; how my name became familiar; how
at last I seemed to bo In a fair way of win
ning success. ... .
Y-umayseo how for a while a dream
brightene I my life; how that dream faded
and le:t gloom in its place. You may see
the woman I loved.
No, I am wron?. Her yon cannot sea.
Only I myself can Bee Philippa as I saw her
then as I see her now.
Db K. C West's Nbbvb ak T!baiw Ttbat.
, a trnaranteea epcino tot nrnuru, imi
Convoleiooa. fit. Nervooa NenraUpa.
xIul Nanmi Proof mtion caused bv th nao
(alookol ortotmaw, Wakrfulnaee. Meatal
- u tk. KmM ,! II mi ! in.
mm mmm vn. . niiw.un " , T-J T- ;r
amity and Iradin to nMery. decay axd oVato.
snuiT. a
ta MtMl
m'ro (Md Aa. Bfcrrctineia. Loaa of power
ar on. involanrary "w !" ? 1T
wr vr-iiK.niaaia. r-m m vw vwumw.
'tiJkXamtbyuil rtaido reoupt ol no
anyaaM. With a i ewtar innial wyne
tar six boxes, ewweapaawrf with BXtSt w will
SM tae amns aeav mm a awwH w i
sbbWsb) aiiiaar if Ua) Imlai it aViaa Mt efleat
li i.,.ItSt
miippa as I saw herthen-as I see ha-now.
Heavens! how fair sne wasl now gionuus
her rich, dork boautyl How different from
the pink-white and yellow dolls w hom I have
seen exalted as the types of perfection I
Warm Southern blood ran through her
veins and linsd her clear brown cheek
with color. Her mother was en English
woman; but it was Spain that gave her
daughter that exquisite grace, Uiose won
drous dark eyes and long, curled lashes, that
mass of soft black hair, that passionate,
impulsive nature, and perhaps that quaen
liko carriage and dignity. The English
mother may have given the girl many good
gifts, but her beauty came from the father,
whom she bad never known ; the Andalusian,
wl o died while she was but a child in arms.
Yet, in spite of her forip;n grace, Pbilippa
was English. Her Spanish origin was to
her but a tradition. Her foot had never
touched hor father's native la nd. Its lan
guage was strange to ber. She was born
in England, and ber fatbor, the nature of
whose occupation I have not been ablo to
ascertain, seems to have spent most of his
time in this country.
When did I learn to love her? Ask roe,
rather, when did we first meet! Even then,
as my eyes foil upon the girl, I knew, cs by
revelation, that for me life and her love
meant ono and the same thing. Till that
moment there was no woman in the world
the sight of whom would have quickened
my pulse by a beat I bad read and beard
of such love as this. I had laughed at it.
There seemed no room for such an engross
ing passion in my busy life. Yat all at once
I loved as man has never loved before; and
T-i .rtntht anil rT itltn thll fllA I toll
myself that the objectless life I am leading
Is the only one possible for the roan who
loved but failed to win Pbilippa,
Our first meeting was brought about hi the
most prosaic way. Her mother, who suf
fered from a chronic disease, consulted me
professionally. My visits, first those of a
doctor, soon became those of a friend, and 1
was free to woo tbe girl to the best of my
Pbilippa and ber mother lived in a small
house on the outskirts of the town. They
were not rich people, but bad enough to keep
tbe pinch of poverty from their lives. Tbe
mothor was a sweet, quiet, ladylike
woman, who bore her sufferings
with resignation. Her health was.
Indeed," wretched. The only tLing
which seemed likely to benefit her was a
continual change of air and scene. After
attending her for about six months, I was
in conscience bound to indorse tte opinion
it would ba well for her to try another
If. mwmm tlAAW T Mtl this All.
vice. If adopted, it meant that Philippe
and I must part
But why, during those six moutlis, bad 1
not. piionaieiy in i won mr
:lt, k. ,t Will rful ilia nnl Inn
ma a my affianced bride! Why did I let
bar leave ms at an i
Tim answer is short Ehe loved me not
Not tuit she had ever told me so in wot-da.
k. i oarer auiA lur in words fo" bwr love.
But she mntt have known ehe snust nave
known I When I wae with her. ejrery look,
.vary action of ns;ne must have told ber th
truth. Women are not foole or blind. A
man, loving aa I did, who can conceal the
true state of his feelings must be more than
mortal. ' ,
I had not apckn; I dared not speak. Bet-tea-
nne-rtainty with hope than certainty
with despair. The day on which Philippe
refoaed any leva would be as the day of
death so soe. .
Beaidaa, what bad Iteofferberl Altheosjh
succeeding fairly well for a begiaiw, at
present 1 could only ask tbe woman I mad
my wi'e to share comparative poverty. And
Philippat Ah! 1 would have wrapp-d Pbil
ippa ia Inxnryl An that wealth could bov
ttUttb hem Had yen seen her ta W-
(rlory of her fresh young leauty, you would
have smile 1 ut the presumption or the man
who could t xpiot such a being to btcMM
the wife of a hard working and as yot ill
paid doctor. You would have felt that sue
should havo had the world at her fet
Had 1 thcught that sl;e loved me I might
perhaps liave dared to hope she would even
then have been happy 'T wlt But h
did not love mo. Moreover, she was ambi
tious, Blie knew-small blame to ber how beau
tiful she was. Dolwronx her when I say
that in those day she lookod for tho gift of
rank and riches from tho man wlioloveJ nerl
She knew that she was a queon among
w omen, and expected a queen's dues.
(Sweetest, are my words cruel! They are
the cruelest I have spoken, or shall speak,
against you. Forgive them !)
We were friends great frle da. Buon
friendship is lovo's bane. It buovs false
hopes; it lulls to sscurity; itleadi astray; it
is a staff which breaks suddenly, and wounds
the hand which leans upon it So Uttle It
seems to need to make friendhip grow Into
love; and yet how seldom that little is
added! Tho love which begins with bate or
dislike is often luckier than that which
begins with friendship. Lovers cannot be
friends. .
Pbilippa aud her mother loft my neigh
borhood. They went to London for awhile,
I heard from thptn occasionally, and once or
twice, when in town, called upon them.
Time went by. I worked hard at my pro
fession the while, striving, by sheer toil, to
drive away the dream from my life. Alosl
I strove In vain. To love Puilippa was to
love her forever!
One morning a letter came from her. 1
tore it open. Tbe newi it contained was
grievous. Her mother had died suddenly.
Pbilippa was alone in the world. So far as
I knew, she had not a relative left; and I be
lieved, perbapi hoped, that, save myself,
she had no friend.
I needed no time for consideration. That
afternoon Lwas in London. If 1 could not
comfort her in her great sorrow I could at
least svmpathiaa with her; could undertake
the management of the many business de
tails which are attendant upon a death,
Poor Philippe! Bbe was glad to see me.
Through her tears she flushed me a look of
gratitude. I did all I could for her, and
stayed in town until the funeral was over.
Then I was obliged to think or going home.
What was to become of the girlf
Kith or kin she had none, nor did shs
mention the name of any friend who would
be willin? to receive her. As I suspected,
she was absolotely alone In tho world. As
soon as my back was turned she would have
no one on whom she could count for sym
pathy or help.
It must have been ber titter loneliness
which ur jed me. in spite of my better judg
ment, in spite of the grief 'vhicn still oppress
ed ber, to throw myself at her feat and de
clare the desire of my heart My words I
cannot recall, but I think I know I pleaded
eloquently. Euch passion as roins gives
power and intensity to tho most unpracticed
speaker. Yet long before my appeal was
ende 1 1 knew that I pleaded in vain. Her
eyes, her manner, told me she loved me not
Then, remembering her present helples3
condition, I check! myself. I begged ber
to forget tbe words I had spoken; not to
answer them now; to let me say them again
in some months' time. Let me still be her
friend, and render her such service as I
""she shook her head; she held out her hand.
The first action meant the refusal of my
love; tbe second, the acceptance of my
friendship. I schooled myself to calmness,
and we discussed her plans for the future.
She was lodging in a hous in a quiet, re
spectable street mar Re,'ent's Park. Sha
expressed her intention of staying on here
for awhile.
"But alone!" I exclaimed.
"Why notl What have I to foarl Still,
I am open to reason if you can suggest
another plan." '
1 could suggest no other. Pbilippa was
past twenty-one and would at once succeed
to whatvr aoaey had been her mother's.
This waa eenisrh to live up n. Bhe bsd no
friends, and )uixat live somewhere. Why
should she not stay on at her present lodg
ings! Nevertheless, I trembled as I thought
of this beautiful girl all alone in London.
Why could she not love me! Why could
... nw wirat It needed all rar self-
restraint to keep me from breaking afresh
into passionate appeals.
. l a 2 aVVA -ml -n A la-
Am ana wouia uos giv mo uw rigu w
r I. future I could do nothing mora.
I bade her a sad farewell, then went back
to my home to conquer my unnappy wve,
or to suffer from its iresh inroads.
Conouer it! Such love as mine Is never
conquered. It is a man's life. Pbilipp
my frame of mind be gay or grave, Philip-
pa was always present
Now and then she wrote to ms, but bar
, ..,1,1 ma litfcla av to her mode of life:
jebidi, - - -i
they were short lriendly epistles, and gave
me little nope.
Yet I was not quite hopeless. I felt that
I had been too hasiy in asking her for her
love so soon after ber mother's death. Let
i, ..w mjwtai from the shock: then I will trv
again. Three months was the time which
in my own mind i resoiveu snouiu eiarsa
i r T mrnln unnroachad her with words
uctmo h -ri -
of love. Three months! How weariJy they
dragged tliemssives awayi
loward the end of my self-imposed term
. m l , fmn T fannied thAt a ltrln-lit,r.
pivunwwu - - -- -,
gayer tone manifested itself in Phi'.ippa'a
letters. 001 mas x was, a augurwi weu
from this.
Tallinn invcftl t that such love as mina
must win in the end, I went to London, aud
mnm t w Vhilinn. Sua reni.iVHd ma
Ulll'O i.v,aw r
kindly. Although her garb was still that et
deep mourning, never, i tnoutit, naa sue
looked more beautiful. N' t long after our
first greeting did 1 wait before I began to
plead again, rvne stopped me at tua outset
'Hush,' she said; "I have forgotten your
former words; let us still be friend-."
"Never!" I cried passionately. "Philippa,
nnswor me once for all, tali me you can love
She looked at me compassionately. "How
can 1 Lest answer your' the said musingly.
MTh sharpest remedy is perhaps tbe kind
est Basil, will you understand me when I
cay it is too later"
"Too late! What can yon mean! Hal
The w ords died on my lira as Pbilippa,
drawing a ring from tbe fourth finger of ber
left haud, showed me that it concealed a
plain gold tircjek Her eyes met mine im
ploringly. "1 should bave told yon before,'' she said
softly, and Undine; her proud haad; "but
there were reasons oven now I am pledgee
to tell no one. Basil, 1 only show you tui
because I knew yon will txka no other aa
X. AT rgfaaaaeSBW a r
possession by tmothorl In that moment hop
and all tho sweetness of Ule seemed swep
away from uio. ' ,,.,.
HomHthlnj in my face must have told hei
how her news affected wv bhe caina tc
me and laid her hand upon my J
trembled like a loaf beneath bor touch
Sl e looked beseechingly into my lace.
"Oh, nit likethatl" she cried. Basil, I
am not worth It. I should not have mad
you happy. You will forgt-you will find
another. If I have wr mg -d or nilslel you.
suy you for.'lve mo. L t mi hoar you, my
true friend, wish me happiness.
I strove to fores my dry Hps to fraras
soma conventional phrase. In vain! word
would not come. I sank into ohuir and
covred my face with my hands.
The door oppned sudd nly and a man on
fred. He may have b. en about lorty year,
of asra. He was tnll and remarkably band
some? He was dressed with scrupuloui
cnvf; but there was soroothin? written on
I is face which told me it was not the face
of a good man. As I rose from my chair he
danced from me to Pbilippa with an air ol
auspicious inquiry. . i
"Dr. North, an old friend of my motWi
and min." she said, w ith composure "Mr.
Farmer," she added; and a rosy blush crept
round her neck a she indicated the now
comer by the name which I .felt aura wai
now also her own. .-
I bowed mechanically. I mads a few dis
jointed remarks about tbe weather and kin
dred topics: than I "hook bands with
Philippa and left the bouse, the most miser
able mm in En jland.
Philippa marrHd, and married secretly I
How could ber prld have stooped to a clan
Uasline iw.Ion! What manner of man was
he who had won her! Heavens! he must be
hard to pleas if he cared not to show hit
conquest to the light of day. Curl sneak I
coward! villain! Stav; he may have bis
own reasons for concealment-reasons known
to Philippa and approved of by her. Not a
word against her. She is still my queen;
the one woman in the world to me. What
she has dons is rfcrht!
I passed a sleepless night In tho morning
I wrote to Philippa. I wished ber all happi
nessI could command my pou, if not my
tongue. I said no word about the secrecy
of the weddin?, or the evil so often conse
quent to such concealment But, with a fore
boding or evil to com?. I be .'god her to remem
ber that we were friends; that, although
I could see her no more, whenever she
wanted a Iriend's aid, a word would bring
me to ber side. I used no word of blame,
I risked no expression or love or regret No
thought of my grief should Jar upon ths
happiness which she doubtless exacted to
find. Farewell to the one dream of my lifo!
Farew. 11, Philippa!
Such a passion as mini may, in those
matter-of-fact, nnroraantio . days, seem an
anachroaism. No matter whether to sym
pathy or rUicule, I am tut laying bars my
true thoughts and feelinjjt.
I wou.d not return tt mf home at ones.
I shrank from going back to my lonely
hearth and beginning to eat my heart out
I hud made arrangements to stay in town
for some days, so I stayed, trying by a
course of what is termed gayety to drive
remembrance away. Futile eflortl .How
many have tried the same reputed remedy
without success i
Tee lot What can yam asaaaf Jf er
tAr "
I res witnowt a ward. Tbe reoBS seemed
whirling arwesad m. The only thing wblc
was char to any sight was that ewead rd
band tte law Btebj atJthal eymbeiei
-T L i:.:.Lj
-I I I 1 ! 1 JT
And thUwOmhtr ftui&and!-PAip.pa, hu
bandf f
Four days after my interview with Phil
ippa I was walking with a.frieni who knew
every one in town. As we passed the door
of one of the moat exclusive of the clubs 1
taw, standing on the iteps talking to other
men, the man whom I knew was Philippa's
husband. His face was turned from me, so
I was able- to direct my friend' attention to
.iin. - t. all I At
nuuil vuau iuui . .
"That roan with the gardenia in bis cent
. -.. , 1 fl
IB Wir aiervyu renauu.
"Who is ho! What is he! What kind of
. n. U he'l"
"A baronet Not very rich. Just about
the usual kind of man you seo on those
Steps. Very popular wita me lautus, mey
toll me."
"Is he married r
HIT , I-n t - I f Jnn't t I1AVAP tlPattl
of a Lady Ferrnnd, although there must be
vara who are moraiiv sniiciea to use sue
And this waa ber buibond Philippa's
i i ,
t linfhofl mv taath. Whv bad be mar-
vtmA nmlnr a talse name I Or if she knew
that name bv which she introduced him to
me whs false, why was it assumed! Why
bad the marriage been clan.leat ne! Not
on v Sir Mervyn Ferrand, but the noblest in
uie laua sneuia te prouu oi wiuuuik nuuir
pal Tbe more I thought of the matter the
. .,,i,.i r Tha that aha
uiuru i ulv'.i w i j .. . -
bad been in some w ay deceived almost drove
, , . ...I l .
me man. in mouzns oi my iruun, wu
ful queen souis day flndinf herself bumbled
to the dust by a scoundrel's decalt w as an-
i .u lei... T .1.1
My first impulse was to demand an erpla-
. . i , f n
nation, tuen auu mere, i mm .i -Ferrand.
Yot I bad no right or authority
. ,i n-i,.f . .. I in Philinna save an
r..i ..tlf...,i XLifAAvar. I felt tb&t
uiiuwwu. -
sh-had revealed har secret to me in conn-
dence. It there were good reasons ior mo
concealment. I might do her irretrievable
barm by lettbig this man know that I waa
hi. Ima wvnsilinn in BOCietV. NO. I
II h mtoacoounl But I must
a h- n, in time to oome my erief
mm- h. mi.iarad daublv deep by self re
Tl , Am-m f aalUil IH PhlliDDa, Bh
would as least tell me if the name under
hi-i. ik. man nrriad her was the trne or
,l . a I.. I I fnnnd that aha b
ih lain m, -
i. v .v. A mm- hafnra left t to r
. .ri,. l.o ll.rlr had no Idi'S
mrn n& uiumi ' '
whither she had gone, but believed it was
ber intention to leave jj-ngmuw
- r n.m.mm nniHanr! to the winds.
With aom trouble I found Sir Mervyn Fer
. ii TK nt Hi I callud
on him. He also, I was informed, bad Just
left England. Hia destination w aw
I turned away moodily. All chance of
doinr good was at an end. Let the marriage
be true or lalse. Philippa bad departel, ac
companied by the man who, for purpoees or
bis own. pas.-d under the name of Farmer,
tut who waa remUf w wrvju ,
1 K . Ihaa ak- M til hoTtlt. mlld 4tniia IM
wreck of my life's bapriueas murmuted a
prayer and reciatered an oath, 1 V1
that honor and tappineas might be the lot
Of her I lovea; 1 swore iua.
I would with my own band take vengeance
on tbe man who wron?eu rr.
v - ie I nv.il nnthina not even
forgetfulnesi. I loved Pbilippa; I had lost
ber foreverl The past, tbe piveeni, oo
tore were all summoned np in these words!
a vrrLXAls' BLOW.
Tbey tell me there are natures item enowch
WbjaJUerBshlfTsoaJaitB4xUTSB, Ahl
not such love as minl Tims, they say, can
boal every wound. Not such a wound as
mine 1 My whole existence underwent a
change when Philippa showed me the wedding-ring
on her finger. No wonder It did.
Hope was eliminated from it From that
moment I was a changed man.
Lifo was no longer worth living. The
spur of ambition was blunted; the desire for
fame gone; the Interest which I had hitli.
erto flt iu my profession vanished. All the
spring, tho elasticity, seemed taken out of
my being. For months nnd months I did
my work in a perfunctory manner. It gave
me no satisfaction that my practice grew
Inrzer. I worked, but I cared nothing for
my work. Success gave me no pleasure. An
increase to the number of my pcitients was
positively unwelcome tome. So Ion? as I
mnd n.oney enough to surpjy my daily
needs, what . it matter! Of what use
was wealth to me! It cou d not buy me the
one thin? for which I craved. Of what use
was li e! No wonder that such friends as I
had once possessed all but forsook mo. My
mood at that time was none of tho sweetest
I wanted no friends. I waa alone in tho
world; I should be always alone.
So things went on for more than a year. I
grew worse instead of better. My gloom
deepened; my cynicism grew more con
firm d; my life became more and more
These are not lovers' rhapsodies. I would
spare you them if I could; but it is necesssry
that you should know the exact state of my
mind in ordsr to understand my subsequent
MinrliMt ICvan nnw it enema to liu that I
am wriUnj' this description with my heart's
Not a word cams from Philippa. I ma le
.n (jinnlrlua nlvmfc hnr. tnoknoatena to trace
her. 1 dared not Not for one moment did I
forget her, and tbrougn ail tnose weary
months tried to think of ber as happy and to
be envlu'd; yet, in spite of myself, I shud
dered ai I pictured ber lot as it might
really be.
But all tbe while 1 Knew tnot tne day
nnmtk sh.il T ehniiM Iaa iti whether I
V. U , ....... "
wat to be thankful that my prayer had been
answered, or to bs prepared to keep my
In my misanthropical state of mind I
haarl vithnuf. tVia aldrhtest feelintt of iov or
elation that a distant relative of mine, a
man from whom 1 expected numing, nau
.ii mr,A laft ma ilm hulk of his larcre nroD-
erty. I cared nothing for this unexpected
wealtn, except ior tue iavi wm, n, cuuuu
me to free myself from a round of toil in
which by now I took not the slightest inter
est Had it but come two or three years
before. Alusl an ne imu;iiiivraimi
too late.
Now that I was no longer rorcea w min-i-
with mnn in order to train the means of
livinc I absolutely shunned my kind. The
wish of my youtn, to travel in rar countries,
innn.a .vtutni! with me. I disposed of
mv practice or rather I simply handed it
over to tlie nrss comer. ien mo uma ui
my adoption and bought a small house it
was little more man a cottage aunie uvo
miles away from the tiny town of Riding.
Uoa T wna ntterlv unknown, and could live
exactly as I choee; and for months it was
my choice to live almost line a net-true
My need were ministered to by a man
who had Deen ior s'me years in uij am
.u,.nt TTa wna a. banuv. faithful fal-
low; hones! as toe aay, sioiiuas iutt opuiiu;
other, so much at-
nii'i) .v.. - .
tached to me that be was willin? to perform
on my oenaii tuJ uuties oi uuusKoupiu
... i i . i ,
which are usuatiy reiegateu ui ibiubib
T.r.n1r!nir KnnV nnon that time of seclusion.
mm n,o(liril man. 1 wonder what wouid
eventually have been my fata if events had
not occurred wnicn once more torcea me
I,,- u'irM nf tnnnt I firmlv believo that
AllVW w- - - - ' -
brooding in solitude over my grief would at
last have alTsctea my Drain; mac sooner or
later I must bave developed symptoms of
melancholia. Professionally" sptaking, the
Di-obabiiiUes are 1 glioma nave oommntoa
Even in the d?pth of my degradation I
must have - known the dan rers of the path
..1.1-1. T mmmm irearl inT tar. fifCAP haviu
ItUlUH m wwKmm - - . im
passed six dreary months in my lonely cojb-l
tage, I was trying to brace myse.f to seek a
change of seen. surau ium
, onut abode: but every day formed
afresh the resolve to do so.
Yet the days, each the same as Its fore
runner, went by, and I was still there. I
had books, of course. I read for days to
gether; then I would throw the volumes
aside, and, with a bitter smile, ask myself
to what end was I directing my studies.
The accumulation of kuowledge! Tush ! I
would give all the learning I had acquired,
all that a lifetime of research could acquire,
to hold Philippa for one brief moment to
my heart, and bear ber say sha loved met
If in the whirl of men, in the midst of hard
work, I found it impossible to conquor my
hopeless passion, how could I expect to do
so living as I at present lived !
Theret my egotistical descriptions are al
most over. Now you know why I said that
you must sit by tbe fire and think with me;
must enter, as it were, into my inaer seii
before you can uuderstana my menial smi.
Whether you sympathis with me or not
depends entirely on your own organisation.
If you are so constructed that the love of
one woman, and one only, can pervade your
very being, fill your evxry thought, direct
your every action, make life to you a bleis
ing or a curse if love oomes to you in this
guise, you w ill be able to understand me.
That night " hen I first presented myself
to too, my wounds seemed less lik ly than
ever to heal ; forgetf ulnass seemed further
nnd further away. Somehowasmy thoughts
took the well-worn road to the past, every
event teemed rocent as yestarday, every
scene vivid as if I bad just left it Hour
after hour I sat gasing at the glowing em
bers, but seeins only Philippa's beloved
face. How bad life fared with her! Where
was she at this moment! The resolve to
quit my seclusion was made anew by me.
I would go into the world and find ber not
for anv selfish motive. I would learn from
ber own lips that she w as hopry. If unhappy,
she should bave from me such comfort a
tbe love of a true friend can give. Yes, I
would leave this wretched life to-morrow.
My cheek flushel as I contrasted what I was
with what I oujht to be. No man has a
right 1 1 ruin hU life or hide bis talents for
tbe saks of a woman.
I bad another inducement which urged
roe to make a change in my mode of lif a
I acs aabamed that I have not spoken of it
That morning 1 had received a letter from
my leVther. I had not seen her for six
years. Just as I entered man's estate she
married for the second time. My stepfather
was an American, and w ith many tears my
mother left me for her new home. Some
months ago bsr husband died. I should
bave gone to bar, but she forbade me. She
bad no children by her second husband, and
now that bis affairs were practically wound
np she pro pos -d returning to '"njland. Her
letter told me that she would be in London
In three days time, and suggested that I
should meet ber there.
Although of 'lata years we bad drifted
apart, she was dear, very dear to tae. I
bated toe thought of ber seeing m , ber
only child, reduced to such a wreck of my
former self; yet for her sake I again re
newed my resolve of leaving my seclu
sion. Yet I knew that to-morrow I should for
swear mvself, and sink back into my apathy
and aiiuleas existence. Ah! I knew not
what events were to crowd into the morrow!
But now back to the night It was mid
winter, and bitterly cold out of doors. y
lamp was not yet lighted; the glow of my
fire a'ene broke the darkness ef tbe room.
I had not even drawn the curtains or ahut
the shuttsrs. At times I liked to look out
and are tbe stars. They shone so peacefully,
so calmly, so coldly; they seemed so unlike
tbe world, with its strife and Bares passions
and disappointments.
I ross languidly from ray chair and walked
to tbe window, to one what sort of a nlgbt it
was. As I approached the casement I could
see that tbe skies bad darkened; moreover. I
noticed that feathery Hakes of were
acenraolating ia she cornsr ef each pane. I
went close to tan window and peered ant
into the night
Llsten to Tour Wife.
The Mancheittr Guardian, Juds 8tb, 1883.
avt : At oae of ths
Looking on the woodland ways I
With clumps of rhododendron! and great
masses of
May blossoms! II
"There was an Interesting croup. Itlncladsd
one who had been a
"Cotton spinner," but was now so
Paralysed! 1 1
That ha could onlv bear to He in a reclining
sosition. This refers to my case. I was first
Aitflcsea twelve years a.go wnu
"Lomnootlve Ataxv fa paralytic disease of
serve fibre rarely If ever cured) and was for
several years barely able to get about,
Ana lor tne last
Five years not able to attend to my bmslnesi,
Many tMnss have been none for me.
The lAit experiment beluy
Nerve stretehiog, two yeara ago.
1 was voted lulo the
Home for lacurahles 1
Near Manchester, in May, 1882, I am no
"For anything in the shape of patent"
And made manv oblectlons to mv dear Wife
constant urging to try Hop Bittern, but finally
opacity ner
Uonseatea !
1 had not oulte finished tha first bottle wben
I felt a chanire come over me. This was Satur
day, November 3d. On Sunday morning I felt
so stronir I said to my room companions, "I
wae nre I could
So started across the floor and back.
T henllv knew how ta aijntaln mvself. I waa a'l
over tha house. I am gaining atreugth eaah day,
and can walk aulte aafe without any
"HUSK I' .
Or .nnnart. I ia dow at mv own boose, aad
a-d hope aoen to be able to earn my own Iving
again. I ave been a member ef the Mancheeter
"ttoyai mcimnKo
War nriv thlrtv veara. and waa most heartily
congratulated on going into the room on Thursday
at. Ttry grateivny youra,
John Blackbcrb,
' 17 Teneriffe St. Higher Broughloa.
Habcbbstbb, (Eng.) Dee. 24, 183.
M ir-K
What are Quaku Bn-rxms ?v
Aa old Quaker remedy that baa dona mora te St
Ueve suffering humanity than ail ether saadlolse
Thaet celebrated Bitters are eompeeed ef hotel
n 1 I . ... ,k(.h .M Ih-fll
sethu, naraaparllla. Wild Cherry, Dandelion, Ja
alner and other berries, and are ao prepared aa ts
: . . . . , 1 1 . I 11,1.. I k.. lnl..
ntilB ill IBHIr nvaiciBW quBiiuc, "
1.1. .m . I. Ilnwl.n AnmnlnlllU !
Dyipepeta, Jaundioa, Liver lomplatnla. Low St
Appetite, Beadacnee, BUltou UaeM, eummai
CempialDta, Pilea, Kidney Dteeuu. Female Dlf
tealtiea, Lassitude, Lo Bptrita, titeneraJ Debility,
and, In faot, everything cauned by ao impure state
of the Bloed, or deranged condition of the Btomacl
m a Wr m 1 nil . J Ammmmt tmm lW. f .ink, MW
blver or Aianeya. i ne ages uu u u- " -
Bluer a gentle toothing stimulant, as desirable u
weir u evil ii in j -.
They are reoommended sad naad by BimlnftB?
Pbyalelana and Clergymen.
Bav.tfasaa wb.tu, r" wwk, -"I
would not in my eld age be without QdaBBI
biTTBBS la ay house. Bometlmee my serves an
til BBitrang and every thing goei wrong, boj
Qtjakbb BiTTBBi aJwaya tffordi Immediate relto!.'
No one need auffer long from any dieeaae If 'he
rill use Quaker Blttera, aa they will efieet a eun
nera all other remktles fall. Butfarar, try them
they win aura; they have oured thousands.
For sale by ell Pcngijlsie anal Deaiert Is af a
hue everywhere Priee tl per bottle, all far M
Songs Never Sung.
"flow dove that veres run!1 Soaio thing like tbl
Un'lt? ,
t here are those -vho tonch the manic atrlng,
A nd nolay fuiuu l proud to win .hum;
Alaal for tlioau who never alng,
but dla llh all tnelr mualo la them.' "
"Yee, that's hcnutlful, pathetio and true," said
your repreeentatlve. ''Tha poet alludes to people
who are ioinoitow ijpprcn.cd, and never got thel
full alltnance of ioy and air. Which remind, me
of a lutter received the othor dny liy Ulauox Ik Co,
of New Voi k, signed by Mr K ' Wllliainaof Chap.
mini, rinydur Co., I a., a prominent bu.lueot man oi
that pluue. lie writea:
"I have euffered wlih aitnma for over forty
5eari, and hud a turrllile allaok In Duevinber ai.d
uuuury, Ui. I hardly know whut prompted me
me to tiku Furker'e Tonlo. I did ao, and the drat
day I took four does. The effect neiuuiabod bm.
Th.it night I alcpt at If nothlnit wna the mutter wMb
me and nave ever iince. i nuva hud oolda ilnce,
but no atlhma. Uy kreathlngla now aa perfect aa
If I had nnvei known that dieeaee. If you know of
anyone who hai uatlimu It'll blin In my name that
Parker'a Tonla will cure It even after forty yeara.
There was a man who escaped tha fule of tboas
whom the poet lumenla.
This preparation, which boa heretofore bean
known aa Furkvr'e Ulnger Tonic, will hereafter be
advertised nnd aold under the name of Parker's
I onic. Inaamuoh aa gluitur ia au unimportant In.
gradient, and unprincipled dealora are ii'ni'amly
dm-elvliiK their cuetomere by aubitltutlng Inferior
preparation! under the name of singer, we drop
oe muieaaiug woru.
nh.FM la no ehanve. however In the preparation
itself, aud all bottlea remaining In tho.handi of
dealer, wrapred under the raraeSJl HurRer'a Gin
ger Tonio contains the genuine medicine If tbe (ae
Imlle lnuture of liiaooz Ik Co Is at the bottom ef
the ou.alde wrapper. wW wll
bdt. An aa
fnillsg cure (or
Seminal Weak
Bees, Sperma
torrhea, I m po
tency, and all
DUeaaea that
follow aa s ae-
.rrm taIB0. lbS?: T.ri,
of Memory, Unlveraal Laaeitude, Pain la the Back
Dlrane't of Vision, Premature Old Age, and man
other dleeaeea that lead to Inaanlty er Oeaauain
tlon and a Prematura Grave.
49-Kull particulars in our pamphlet, which we
deaire to aend tree by mall to every one, TThe
Specific Medicine ia aold by all droggleta at 1 pel
packitve.or tlx package for $5, or will be aent free
by mall on the receipt of the money, by addreaaiag
On account of counterfeits we have adopted the
Yellow Wrapper, the only genuine. Beldln Brat
tlehoro by H. C. Willard. whftl
ewwu'' i.1 m
Causes no pain.
Gives Relief at
once. Thorough
Treatment will
Cure. Not a liq
uid or Snuff.
HAY-FEVER A Pp1y Lnt0 n08'
trlli. Give it a Trial. 60c at drue;gUta. SOc by mall
-eiletered. Sample by mall 10c. Send for circular,
tl ELY UKOTUEUS, Druggiata, Owego, N Y.
eaa. . m. n m m ftl t IIV'IJ. Ts,m ORl lITP It itl 11iU T
"IZr it wll I PKK V E NT CU 1 1 LS and" FEVER,
DKBIHTY, etc. rayeiciana reeemiaeau n.
perenc people approve of It for the good U doea
them. Try It, and yes will aavar be without It hi
yoar family. A 11 druggiata.
The erection of MARBLE aas token of rpt
te the memory of departed frtende la a eaetem
whlrh baa ben followed from tha remotest agae ef
nitoulty. If yon eanwwplata buying a ititi.MJ
x.ltl. fr.T. .HABbKH, er auy
oThev deeeriptloa e I F.HKIEMV WtHK.
wrtte to oa before yen purebaa. matter tr yes
are s few hundred mile away Mention thla paper.
Wbota-l. afarbla "'""'-il-.XANP. VT.
E-taAII-hed 18A. BfV THE BKfT!
Saavsto Vmim faraiaAc! ssMrtiamUM
anailiia tMiara, oeif-lBkei. iwkkr lypr,
Uriu. soala aad all a.pU-a. We aaake
see good, aad aail at low rUa-- aWd 1 :r yje.
Hau Xatabliaaaal UTt i Bcwbi. NorthDaud,
sew vf bsmsu.
Tbs beat ointment in the world I It Is tbe only
known remedy that penetrate to the vital part el
the foot. At the same time It aof tena and toughens
0,0 shell ef tbe foot, remove al aorenea. It is a
sure for contraction, ealka, acute Inhumation of tbe
fee; , quarter cracka, foot rot, navicular joint dlaeaae,
biune of th aole, thrueh, gravol, and all dlwaaas
oi .Ainating in and affecting the feet of boraea.
fher never haa been such s remedy that has
given inch uulveraal aaiiifaotion among boras
sboer aud horsemen aa thla ha. It la a mild etlm
s'anl to the foot, prevent undue evuporatloa, and
k ep the foot from drying up after extrsoM.y wet
and hot weather,
Kept by all wholeaale and retail dragglsts.
Only 60 Cents Per Box.
Pereon who have auffered for yeara from Head
abe, dyapepala, constipaiion and indigaitlon, have
esperfenoed Immediate if lief an . been permaaeutly
ured in a ihort time by tho ui- of thl medlaino.
A email qnantltv of Blliounine taki n dry after meals
will prcvi-nt and remove the feeling of fullnesaimd
ODPresiion frs-qui'nlly experienced after eating.
ri . .1 ., .Il-.r.. nu.lnaeil bv haartkBTB
and aour iomaeh la fiw minute time.
A teuipoouf ul of Blllouilne taken at bedtime wlE
i.i.. .. ....,.. Ik, t-PlhlA huaHui'hA whlefell.n-
ollv followa Intuxlcation or tinraoderate drinking.
J . . , . t X' , 1 MT LU.DI I,' u,.Ia
1 or a e iy aruKii-wi. bhwi u. ..v
A genu, Provldense, li I. I'"
Give atoov ny wemliunsto those fnrmln- elahsfnr the
I rdci'ea
Wltb15 and S1H orders. STEM WUmKA
SWISS WATCnKkl with I5 oMers.. OU
Ct AN I or Rloas Koao Tea Nets of 4-1 Plrcfior
Vbite IHnner fcrtu of lOO pieces with S20 or
ders. Pend us your a-M ress and mention this paper, ws
will mall yoa our Club Hook onntninlng a complew
Premium and Price List CRLE3TIAL TEA 00,
303 Westminster St, Providence, R. I.
.TV no .Ta
Tj appuaxcxs. We will end en Thirty liay
Trial, TO MEN, YOTJNO Oil OLD. who r saffifin;
frem Nervous Ptdilitt, Iit Vitautt. and Oii
diseaae of a PnoaoKAL N.Tmia rwolUnit treat
Aui'SiM and OTHER CArB. Speedy relief and co
lte rtomtlAD to Health, Viooa and Wakuood
OVAKAim-lD. Send at once lur Ulustrt.d Pamphlet
free. Adrrew .
Voltaic Belt Co., Mahshall, Mini
inn a ATrn J
Thla Porona PhMteroels
directly pon the nerves
and mueclt'B of the back,
the eat of all pain. For
medical virtue it haa n
qual. Inaaaeaof Kidney
'i'rouli e. Rheumatism,
Neuralgia, Pleurl y.Iiaeh
Aebe and tha mady paiss
that fleihiahelrto.wbetli
In..) Ar ritn seated.
where thl partluu ar plas
ter baa been applied the
cure baa teen remarkable.
Do not be put otf by the
many cheap plaatera thai,
flood the market, but aak
for Keana fejdney seal
Buck Plaater and take no
otha Piiea tti:.
Thoronsl., Pwctlral
fjiu,,, hiiitv and aBohtifcUoii.
mu.nLuUjMaretnraaotiuin i--r
tr.Cresporiderioe, Comuiorcliil Law. and
A prornineBi ---- -- -.
' I consider u.at a V'u."ir. in
Spit a yiMing man uuj j
ibu-!nef " . . r--m-l
- jmr- i net " -- - ' - -
j x,il I Iks luailcd free upon appiioa-
r t m
Tbb Gbbat SKJM
Rfmove frova QaS
Jrare sii niciuianeBl
en.'h aa Far.-. wm.
Moth. Tan. tempera,
and erivre to tbe com
pleziow the freshness
of yontb. TbtsisaMB)
ro.nl aaa
ranted to soatala no leait Boltl l y IrucgUtB.
0CHI, KlOLHTIi. i SCTH, Ga kiva, tm, ia

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