In your blood are the millions
of corpuscles that defend you
To make and keep these little soldiers
healthy and strong, is simply to make
md keep the blood of the right quality
Xhie is just what Hood's Barsaparilla
does it helps the little soldiers in your
blood to ulJiu uiBemw lur you.
It cores scrofula, eczema, eruptions,
(jtarrh, rheumatism, anemia, nervous
ness, dvspepsia, general debility, and
hnjuiB up uia nuuio saieiu.
An Infallible Record.
A war of deciding dates of certain
important events is suggested by ths
following anecuoie irocn wppincott's.
The parents of a college son were dis
puting as to tne a ate or tneir last let
ur to their "hopeful," from whom,
joniewnat to the distress of ths moth-
ir, they bad not neara tor some time.
"Are you sure, Thomas," asked the
mother, unconvinced, "that It was on
the 12th that you last wrote to Dick?"
"Abtolutely!" was the father's de
cisive response. "I looked It up in my
jieck book this morning."
If It's Your Eye Use Pettit's Eye Salve
far inflammation. Btys, itchintr lids.
eye aches, defects of vision and sensi
tive to strong lights.
All druggists or
t'n expected Prise.
"With a deftness acquired by lonB
ind patient practice the pickpocket ex
tracted an old but well-filled purse
rom the hip pocket of the unsuspect
ing old gentleman with the beaming
countenance against whom hs had
carelessly brushed when leaving ths
Tube station, and on reaching a seclud
id place he opened it.
The contents had been wrapped with
peat care In numerous thicknesses of
blank paper. Removing the wrappings
tne by one be found In the center of
the package a card with this inscrip
tion on It:
Young man, give up your career of
trlme! Nothing In it! Tit Bits.
Defrauded the Qovernmeet.
Franking privileges were greatly
ibused In days gone by... The govern
nent employe's friends shared in his
opportunities. In a letter written by
Wordsworth In 1815 the poet said:
'By means of a friend in London I
can have my letters free. His name
It Lamb, and If you add an 'e' to his
name he will not open the letters. Di
rect as below without anything fur
ther 'Mr. Lnmbe, India House, Lon
don.'" Coleridge, too, saw that a post
age saved was a postage gained, and
made use of the Mr. Lamb of the In
41a House Charles Lamb.
I WhatGold T
Cannot Buy &
1 Au wTwt Zzryz""-w,f- - -r 1
1 -M 7,on Bargain," "A Life Interest." I
1 Mon. .Choice." "A W.mw.H. ft
Hostess You don't know who shk
l? Why, she's the celebrated Miss de
Wranter. You must have seen her In
Guest (with some embarrassment)
No, Indeed, ma'am. I was never there
In my life. C. W T.
"According to thla magazine," sak
Mrs. BlfflnRhnm, "sliced onions scatter'
M about a room will absorb the odoi
of fresh paint."
"I guess that's right," rejoined Blf
tngham. "Likewise a broken neck wll
relieve a man of catarrh!" Londor
"Ir!" thundered the prosecuting at
torney, "yon are evading my ques
tion." "Darn it." answered the prisoner be
fore the bar, "if yon knew the facts in
Ibe case as well as I do, you wouldn't
MlIne me." Birmingham Age-Herald.
Crop Was a Failure.
"I suppose you know of my family
T said Baron Fucash. "Yep," an
iwered Mr. Cumrox. "It may have ben
ood tree, all right, but it looks to
If the crop was a failure."
Thought He Ivuew lletter.
"Well, anyway, it is safe to say that
ih.!" M0men realy want th ballot
""(.""I get it
mil.0 I.dn t thlnk lt wo",d be er
ir... ror you to ay It in
'fesenee of mv ...ie
'lo ( urn-auoudv
Im tlce that 8lnce Clerklelgh got
' dissipated habits he doesn't use
rltinerendl0U,ar 8tyle ,n hlB hand
o. and he
doesn't use It in bis
Anxious Friend Gayman, you ought
Ue . 80methlng for that uncontrolla
d u ot '"rs, and you ought to
00 H flu rlt
. "Jinan (DUttlnir nn hi. h.ll I'rvi
' 'd chap:
and Join you in on right
lonl d . . i h
'be Impressed young man.
o many gentiemen tell m, tnat(..
"Bui u ttt 8nould make you happy."
Hues -r.ey mere'y Sly that." she re
fa th. y merely tell me the facts
,uemsaufeneV6r PrV thelr
Wthp Baby Use
ttST timu to t5uMSi1ouii
ShonM l. .. .
litii. 0 "lv ouoe when tbs
i,, ooughs. It beaU th. del
, ihroat and proteoU the luns
' ,eot,0n-sur'd safe and
Mr. RflVsnn j .
.. uuu iuUUU pv.n .nwn.
mio.,.i; .i . -aimer
,vi,uu man he hart .nn-i-.-j
VDltl.. II . -"".pttLCU
Ti . nen he Panted him
Z l"D '""owing day In Stafford
Square. Bitter reproaches were show
ered upon him for his disloyal encour-
-scumu or an ungrateful son . ,,.!,
Vui-mpuoie 0UP- But Mr. Rawaon
uoiBiiuea nimself bravely.
m.0 coum oo so mueh with Mrs.
ouvwe as me ram v nnll.itnr r-i...
wvvi. A HOI
ns ibas A i .
" a ourewa, lar-seelng man, of
great experience and undoubted In
tegrity, In whose judgment she had the
greatest conufldence. Then, too he
was a ricn man nnl rfoi
, V . . I V V, L i iiiuu-
pendent, both In position and In rhr.
acter. So high was her opinion of him
that she deigned to call periodically
on his daughters, and Borne years be
fore, when she was In the hahlt nf
giving a large ball every season, sent
them Invitations, which were general
ly declined. Hugh Saville had been at
school with the solicitor's only son,
who was also in the navy, and, when
the young fellow evinced a tendency
to drink, stood by him and helped him
at the turnlng-nolnt whnm. hut tnr
friendly help, he might have taken the
Mrs. Saville was too clever a woman
to be a snob, though her love of powpr
and distinction made her nvnr.vninn
the effect of rank and title upon hnr
fellow-creatures. She was quite w!l
ling that her sonB should be on famll
lar terms with Mr. Rawson's famllv;
they were perfectly safe In the society
of his quiet, unpretending daughter,
while the sincere regard entertained
by Mr. Rawson for the family of his
distinguished client, whose d3bts, dlffl
cultles, and Involvements made many
ttepB In the ladder by which his fath
er and himself had cllmlied to fortune,
lent something of a feudal character
to the tie existing between them.
To Mrs. Saville the greatest power
on earth was money; but she was no
miser. She could be lavishly gener
ous at times, especially to any one
who had served or gratified her own
precious self. She could throw alms,
too, to the needy, as you would a bone
to starving curs; but to her the poor
were not exactly men or brothers. Yet,
as her son said, she was not without
heart, only lifelong undisputed com
mand and unchecked prosperity had
hardened it; no one could do much for
her, or give her anything she had riot
already, and amid the splendid sun
shine of her existence one small cloud,
"no bigger than a man's hand," cast
a deep shadow against which her In
ner heart rebelled. She was conscious
that no one loved her, except, Indeed,
her son Hugh. This lt was that made
her so hard; she did not realize that
her manner, her haughty aspect, re
pelled such sweet free-will offerings as
love and tenderness.
"My dear madam," said Mr. Rnw
son when she paused in her reproach
es, "I can quite understand your dis
pleasure, but surfer me to suggest that
I have a right to receive whom I like
In my own house. I do not defend
your sons imprudence; duc, tnougn
you renounce him, surely you would
not wish to deprive the poor young
fellow of friends as well as kindred?
To persecute him Is revenge, and to
that I will be no party."
"I do not understand these nice dis
tinctions," cried Mrs. Saville, "but I
think your giving shelter to to that
disobedient boy Is Inconsistent with
loyalty to me."
"Not In my opinion. Your son is not
the first young man who has left fath
er and mother to cleave unto his wife.
He has been singularly imprudent;
"Imprudent ! A dupe! a fool! an un
grateful Idiot! Can't you see tne game
of the adventuress all through?"
I must say, such a construction
might be put on the disastrous story.
If you are right, however," continued
Mr. Rawson, "your son is more sinnea
against than sinning. If Mr. Hugn
Seville's wife is the sort of a woman
you Imagine, she will hardly live for
year and more away irora ner uur
band, and within reacn or me no
with which her father used to asso
ciate, without getting Into a scrape of
some kind. I propose to have her
carefully watched. It she gives us Just
reason for action, let her be punished
and your son saved from her clutches.
If she proved a good woman and true,
why. you must relax something of your
severity." . . ,,,
I can safely promise wnai jou wi.i,
if Rhe proves good and true. How do
you propose to find out?"
The lady remains near Nice, In the
same rooms occupied by her father.
V!r. Saville thluks that the owner o.
he house Is kind and respectable; his
wife knows little of Ifingnsn wu..,
esldea. it is cheaper, mm. -m:.n
already employed in stalls.
,frk by an eminent firm and ne can
pile well accept a seco.m
m- onlv he must be warned not tc
nd 'out what does not exist, e wolf
'I want freedom for my son; but
the Idea is a good one, Mr. Rawson. I
shall never be the same to Hugh, hut
should prefer punishing the wom
an. "It is but natural," remarked Raw
son. "Remember. Mr. Rawson. I must
have my will to-morrow; I am deter
mined to destroy it. It strikes me
that your coming without it to-day
looks very like playing Into Hugh's
"You do us both injustice. I am r
luctant you should change it, but your
son never mentioned the subject to
me. Indeed, he is too breathlessly
busy, and a good deal harassed by bis
by the lady's anxiety to come out as
a public singer, for which she was
trained. He "
"Anything but that! Imagine the
name of Mrs. Hugh Saville In huge let
ters at the top of a play bill! It would
"Oh, she would come out as Sig
flora somebody. I would not oppose it
if I were you. But I think your son
has forbidden the plan."
"Why should I take any further
trouble?" said Mrs. Saville, throwing
herself back In her chair. "Let things
"Very well." Mr. Rawson rose to
take leave. "Lord Everton arrived
yesterday. He makes some short stay
in town, but no doubt he will call on
Then I shall not see him. I shall
get away, I hope next week; I cannot
stay in town; yet I dread the coun
try. Do not forget to send my will
this afternoon by a special messen
"I shall be sure to do so."
"And come the day after to-morrow
to take my Instructions for a new one.
I don't wish to die intestate."
"My dear Mrs. Saville. what a comic
"If you knew how I felt you would
not think it an unnatural one."
A few weeks 'quiet In the country
will set you up."
"The country without companion
ship will not be cheerful; yet I want
to get away from every one. At In
glefleld, however, I have my gardens."
"A delightful resource," said Raw-
son, absently. His attention had begun
to wander, and he hastened to make
A conspiracy of small things, how
ever, seemed to have been formed
against the execution of Mrs. Savllle's
Rawson faithfully fulfilled his prom
ise, and sent her will, which that very
night she tore up with vicious energy
and burned in the empty grate of her
ure8sing-room, but the truBty adviser
was immensely engaged for the next
fortnight, and when be offered the ser
vices of his partner they were invari
ably declined. Then, by some mis
take, there had been a delay In begin
ning certain repairs and decorations
at Inglefleld, and when she drove
down to Inspect them she found the
smell of paint so overpowering that
she at once postponed her removal for
at least ten days. Finally she sent for
her doctor and commanded him to pre
scribe for the bad feverish cold she
declared she had caught, and abovs
all to order absolute quiet All this
time her eldest son was absent. He
was spending a delightful and profita
ble few days, which stretched into a
fortnight, with a learned antiquarian
who had a place In Lincolnshire, from
where they enjoyed themselves exam
ining the fine old churches to be found
In that shire, taking rubbings of brass
es, and spending happy mornings In
deciphering half-effaced Inscriptions.
These were bitter days to tne proud,
selfish woman, who felt that the love
which had kept her heart from freez
ing, her nature from growing quite
stony, had been snatched from her
by a stranger, a mere adventuress,
who most likely saw in Hugh only a
useful husband, whose money and po
sition would make life luxurious and
secure. For the sake of this stranger,
the son she loved so well In her own
silent, exacting way had cast aside all
sense of duty, all affection, all regard
for rightful authority; and to her It
seemed a moral earthquake.
The feverish cold she feigned at first
became really an attack- of low fever,
and her medical attendant grew anxi
ous that she should have change of air.
Ill or well, she never ceased to in
sist on having her new will complet
ed and brought to her for execution. In
vain Mr. Rawson begged for her to
await the return of her eldest son and
consult him first Mrs. Saville reject
ed the suggestion with scorn.
"Richard knows nothing about busi
ness. He has preposterous unworldly
notions. I have no respect whatever
for his opinion; so Just bring me my
will, without further maneuvering.. I
l.now you are working for that un
grateful, worthless son of mine; but
it Is of no use. If you refuse to .'do
my bidding I can find plenty who
-Terr true, Mrs. Saville; bat I e
not deny that I am reluctant to
my young friend cut off without even
s shilling. t)o not be In a hurry. You
cannot tell what time may bring
"No. Mr. Rawson, I will not wait
Death may come at any moment and
I could not rest In my grave if I
thought that designing minx was re
velling In the enjoyment ot my mon
,rWell. then. I will do yon bidding.
The day after to-morrow I will send
my head clerk with the will. Wou can
get one of your own people for a sec
"Then I shall leave town on Thurs
day. Until I have signed, sealed, and
delivered lt Into your bands, I shall
not quit this house. Can I trust it to
you. Mr. Rawson T
"My dear madam, do you take me
for a felon?"
Mrs. Saville smiled a swift, bright
smile, such as at rare very rare in-
tervals lit up her grave face.
well, i shall leave U In your
hands." There was a short pause, and
she resumed: "Among all this worry,
I suppose you have not had time to
find me a lady companion?
"Yes, I have made some inquiries,
and find lt is no easy matter. Tbt
fact is, I enlisted my eldest daughter
In your service. She is a sensible,
thoughtful young woman, and very
anxious to select the right article. She
was speaking to me only this morn
ing, and was rather depressed about It
There are shoals ot women seeking
such an appointment but very few
that are suitable."
"One that did not suit would be
worse than none."
"Exactly. Now, my daughter sug
gested something that might suit It
you do not mind waiting a week."
"I fear, Mr. Rawson, I shall have to
wait considerably longer."
"Well, the lady I was going to men
tlon is the niece of our rector down
In Wales, my native place. He has
been dead many years, but this girl
lived on with his widow, who died s
few months ago. She is an orphan,
very slenderly provided for, and Is
coming to stay with my girls for a
few weeks. She is a gentlewoman, and
well educated. I have not seen her
since she was very young, so I will
take a look at her before I say any
more. If I think lt worth while trou
bling you, she might call, and you
coum rorm your own judgment or
take her on trial for a . couple of
"manic you, Mr. Kawson. I am
very much obliged- I should like to
see her; for I cannot have a fright or
a dowdy before my eyes every day,
When do you expect this girl?"
"I am not quite sure. Soon, certain
"I should like to see her before I
"I will ask my daughter to write
this evening and ask her to come a
"Yes, pray do. If she Is at all rea
sonable and Intelligent, she may be of
great use to me. Imagine, Mr. Raw-
son, Lady Olivia proposing to give me
her 'dear Sophia' for six months, Ifi
be my daughter and to cheer me upl
Why, the girl is as great an idiot as
"Indeed! The offer was well meant."
"I hate well-meaning people."
Mr. Rawson laughed. "I suppose I
may tell you I had a few lines from
Mr. Hugh " he began, when be was
swiftly silenced by an Imperative, "No,
you may not. I will not allow that
name to be mentioned before me, un
less, Indeed, we can succeed In break
ing this unfortunate 'marriage."
Mr. Rawson, looking very grave,
bent his head.
"By the way, what is the name of
the lady you mentioned?"
"Oh! Miss Desmond."
"I will see her," said Mrs. Saville,
with decision. "I can tell at a glance
whether she will do or not"
"Then I shall wish you a very good
morning, and my daughter will let
you know when Miss Desmond can
wait upon you."
"Mrs. Saville thanked him again, and
bade him a gracious good-by.
(To be continued.) .
They had evaporated peaches for
dessert and Bobby ate the lion's share.
When his little brother Billy looked
at the dish lt was empty. -
"Where's m-my 'vaporated peaches?"
"Dunno," responded Bobby with an
gel lo Ignorance.
Just then his mother came up.
"Come, come," she said, sharply,
"where are Billy's evaporated
" 'Deed I don't know, mamma. I
I guess they 'vaporated."
"We should all be perfectly truthful
and sincere," said the Idealist.
"And yet," rejoined Miss Cayenne,
"why is lt that people who pride
themselves on being frank and out
spoken never tell you anything that
isn't 'disagreeable?" Washington
Met So Mur,
Squire I never realised what a lit
tle fellow Muggins Is until last night
Vicar And how did lt happen to oc
cur to you then?
Squire I overheard a woman say
that he was every inch a gentleman.
PartlmB" Wm Sweet Sorrow.
"Young man," said the serious per
son, "don't you realize that the love of
money is the root of all evil?"
"Well," answered the spendthrift
"you don't see me hanging on to mon
ey as U I loved it, do you!" Aaswsra
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Eliot, the apostle to the Indians, fre
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