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Only a healthy and rosy face, Bearing of pain and grief no trace, SavB where at times the shadows play Llko the light clouds on a summer's dav Only a boy? Only a loving and trr.ting heart That throbs and strains for a long life's start, That yields in love to the gentle toucfc Of one who will chide not overmuch, Only a boyl 4 Only an earnest and longing soul Through which wild fancies and wishes roll, Peering from out those eager eyes At the untried world that around them lies. Only a boy? Only the germ of some unknown gain To a world that wavers twix joy and pain, Tell me of better gift who can, To give to the world, than an honest man. Only a boy! Only a man with a saddened face, Bearing of grief and sin the trace, Craving a love that might cleanse the stain Of the old thoughts that will come again. Only a boy! Only a spirit that soars at last O'er the chains and blindes of a pretty past, Hardened, but faithful, saddened, but true, Saved but the praise is not for you. Charlotte H. Coursen. The Waif of tha Plains. An endless sea of sandy plain, almost a dead level, save the sand-dunes which here and there, like billows from some far-ofl! sea beating upon the endless shore, crossed the country in long lines lost in the distance, cactus, sage-bush, and a few wild flowers of vivid coloring, whose very existence on the dry desert waste was a marvel, comnosinf the onlv verm- tation visible. OootoSaaiJti tance, along the banks of the sluggish, turbid river which flows hundreds of miles across the desert, could be seen a f jw cottonwoods and willows which form the cover for numerous antelope. Away in the opposite direction, however, stretching into the far distance until lost in the horizon, was the same dreary, mo notonous level waste. It was early morn ing, and the sun was shooting its hori zontal rays across the glistening sands. Two horsemen were riding along tha trail, when a small object, moving slow ly along, sometimes seemingly walking upright, anon crawling on the ground, excited their attention and curiosity. Nearer the object comes and, wonder of bonders, the men discover while yet at ome distance that it is a human being, apparently a child. Turning their horses they rapidly approach the waif on this waterless sea, and discover a child of perhaps 5 years of age, now walking then falling to the ground in its apparently aimless journey. Upon reaching the lonely atom of humanity it is found to be a girl with face and hands scratched and bleeding and clothing torn nearly to shreds from frequent contact with the ' thorns of the cruel cactus. Upon tha approach of the men she ceased her cry ing and gazed at them with a frightened look. "Where did she come from and how did she get here? Did she drop from the clouds? Nothing else of life was visible ; the whole expanse of plain was a blank. It was some time before the child could be reassured and coaxed to talk, and then only incoherently be tween her sobs. The men gathered that some time about daybreak an emigrant train of two wagons with the child's parents and several other persons had been attacked by Indians, the women carried off, and the menall killed. The child tried to indicate the place of the massacre, but was so bewildered by her wandering that it was impossible to learn anything from her confused talk. One of the men took the little thing on his horse in front of him, and after a fruit less search for an hour or two, the men pushed on, as the sun was getting high in the heavens and there was a long jour ney before them er? arriving at the ranch and cattle -orral for which they were bound and wished to reach before night. After some hours of hard riding . their destination was reached without incident. On the following day one of the men at the ranch, having business in Denver, brought the foundling to the then young city. The child's story ex cited considerable attention and smypa thy from the citizens, and a childless married lady of West Denver named . Clark, who had crossed the plains some years before, adopted the waif as her own. The only name the child could give was Rita, and there was nothing " about her clothing or person to indicate who her parents were or where she came Irom. All she knew of her former home was that it was in a large city far away. ' Itita grew rapidly, and in the course of everal years bid fair to become a beauti- ' ful young lady. Her foster parents were a thriving circumstances, and lavished their means freely on the education of the child, whom they cherished and lov ed as if she weic of their flesh and blood. One day Mr. Claxk, having business at Pueblo, was induced by .friend to visit ' the insane asylum. The official, in ac vuuij aiiyiug mem mrougn toe amcrent wards, explained the various phases and peculiarities of the fanciuj of the patients. Finally they rea hed an apartment occu pied by a woman, whore cas the official explained, was rather pn. uliar. She was rescued from the Cheyean - several years 030 byje troorja. Hot long she had been a captive was not 'known, 'but H U supposed that the indignities she had suffered and the horrors she had passed through had turned her brain, as when found she was insane, and ever since the burden of her talk had been massacres, fights, and all the horrors of Indian bru talities. Then she seems to have a child for whom she is constantly calling. The party entered the room and found quite a lady-like looking person, who at first re ceived them pleasantly and as any sane person would. Something about her features, which, although careworn and haggard, gave evidence of former beauty, truck Mr. Clark as of some one he had ccn before. After a few moments' con versation with him, she startled him with the question: "Where is my Rita? You have taken her from me my beautiful child." Mr. Clark was so astonished for a moment that he could not speak. After recovering somewhat from his Kurprise, he endeavored to question her, but could get no intelligible answer, and after some little delay left the asylum. The interview, however, preyed on his mind, and on his return home he commu nicated to his wife the strange interview. Bhe, with a woman's quick perception, at once jumped to a conclusion, which suc ceeding events proved to be correct. It was finally arranged between them that Rita should be taken with them to the asylum and Mrs. Clark's theory tested. Accordingly on the pretense, of an excur sion the three took the train one day and arriving at Pueblo proceeded at once to the asylum. After a slight delay they were shown into the crazy woman's room. At first she did not see the girl, . then in Jooking at her visitora she suddenly dia- covered her and with a cry that was hardly human in its intensity she threw herself upon her screaming: "Rita, my Rit.il" husro-insr and kissing her and CCJ crying at the same time, the tears, proba- blv the first shed for years, rolling her cheeks. The frightened girl endeavored at first to disengage herself, but at a re assuring sign from Mrs. Clark submitted to tse caresses of the insane woman. "With considerable difficulty they tore themselves away from her, and, making a solemn promise to return the next day, they departed. On the following morn ing, according to promise, they called at the institution and learned that a won derful change had come over the patient, that instead of ravins the whole ni-jht long, she had been very quiet and had wept a great deal. Being shown into her presence, she seemed only to see Rita who, having been instructed by her fos- 'ter parents, submitted to the caresses lavished upon her, but in a more quiet manner, by the unfortunate woman. Feeling satisfied that her suspicions were correct, Mrs. Clark insisted upon remain ing in Pueblo for a few days, during which frequent visits were made to the asylum, the woman seeming to become more sane witn eacn visit ana talking more coherently about the past. Finally the whole cruel history was told by her, proving beyond a doubt that she was the long-lost mother of Rita. Her discharge was easily secured, the Clarks agreeing to care for her, and 6he was taken to the pleasant Denver home, where she entirely recovered after a time. Rita, blessed with the love of two mothers, was happi er if anything than before, and some time afterward married an estimable gentle man of means, being comfortably dower- - 4ilJ luir fo'itu u milts, is living in a cozy dwelling on Broadway with her mother and husband, an ornament to the circle in which she move?, Denser Octet. Raising Mules. Col. Joe Marley, of Ripley, Tenn., who is as well finown for his elevated charac ter as for his genial hospitality, has of late' years turned a part of Ids attention to mule raising. His method is as sim ple and economical as it is effective. Ho owns a large body of land situated near the Mississippi river in Lauderdale coun ty, covered with a luxuriant growth of cane. In the midst of this cane he fells a sufficient number of trees for the pur pose, bores a number of large auger hole in the logs, and fills the holes with salt. Under the lead of an intelligent gray mare, whose habits have been fixed and whose temper has been mellowed by ths flight of years, he turns his mules into this niagnificic-nt cane pasture, from weanlings up, where thy remain until ready for market. The lick-logs are their homes, the trees their only shelttr. Their feed is costless. The old mare gives them motherly care and direction restraining them from running away in search of "wild-oats," and inviting them to regular festivals at the lick-logs. The mules thus brought up are well grown strong and hardy, with compact muscles, and are equal, if not superior to those raised within fence' bounds, besides being unacquainted with many of the more con spicuous vices contracted by the latter during their playful youth. NashvilU Tenn.) American. Corn and Corns. "I see by the papers that in Kansas tho yield of corn is forty to the acre. Isn't that remarkable?" "Not at all; only it seems to me that item is upside down." "Upside down?" "Yes. My experience is that the yield is about forty achcrs to the corn. Get off my foot, please." Call. 5arlgatlnsr Under Water. Submarine navigation seems to be go ing ahead of late, Goubet of Paria, who four yeara ago constructed a submarine boat with such success as to receive an order from the Russian Government for three hundred sets of his machinery, haa now improved his device. In the Russian boats the locomotion was effected by a crew of four men, working treadles ; now electricity is the moter, the speed obtain ed being five knots. The crew can ac cordingly be reduced to an officer and one man, who enter the craft at the top , by a dome-shaped hatch, secured with , lunges and bolts, and fitting into a rubber-lined recess. In a reservoir is a sup ply of compressed air said to be sufficient , to last the two men for ten hours, while i the carbonic acid they give off is absorbed. , by caustic potash distributed through the boat. In this, as in all submarine craft, the object is not pleasure, for little of that is to be had, but warfare. At ona . end of the boat is fastened a torpedo, j charged with 110 pounds of dynamite, arranged bo as to be operated from with in. A discription of this boat, given in a ; recent number of Engineering, shows tliftfc tberft ftrp npvpn rrlnynil nivninfM in the hull vith gi half an inch thick, protected by external grating and inter- nal shutters. The two men sit back to back on the compressed air reservoirs. The craft seems to be full of machinery, except in the space occupied by the men, and their heads go up into the dome. But the boat can thus be made small and compact, so as to be rowed with oars if the dynamo fails. There is a pump for expelling -water from the reservoirs, when the boat has to rise, and these res- crvoirs, which effect the immersion of the boat, are divided into several com partments to prevent' the water in them j from surging forth and back. There ia ; an air pump for extracting the vitiated air, and a double-acting pump to secure the stability of the vessel. As a safety appliance a heavy weight is attached to the bottom of the boat, which may be re leased and dropped off in case of an acci dent requiring a rapid ascent. An explo sive signal for help can also be sent to the surface. When the two men enter the boat they turnon the compressed air, which ia passed through the water reservoirs so as to become humid, and start the electrical motor. The officer steers the loat under the ship to be attacked ; and when tho right position is gained he casts off the torpedo, which floats up and attaches it self to the vessel by contrivances provid ed for the purpose. The boat then rap idly withdraws, and at a safe distance explodes the torpedo by electricity. This, at least, is the theory of Mr. Goubet. New York Sun. Ti e baby Infanta fercede?) of Kpaia cannot nnderatatd the death of her father, whom she may (succeed as sov ereign. The child believes tbe King to be still staying at the Pardo, and lately pulled a rose to pieces, put the leaves in an envelope, and gave them to King Alfonso's favorite valet, saying: "Here, Prndencio, go to the Pardo and give this to papa. Tell him to come soon, for it ia so sad here nobody does any thing but cry." SYMPATHY. Other hearts share the burden of grieving When loved ones lie under the pall ; There are glimpses of tender relieving Through tears on the coffin that fall. No blast of mortality bloweth But sympathy tempers its breath, And the woo that the comforter knoweth FinJs ceaee in the presence of death. Theron Brown. ESTELLE. "Estelle, are you ready?" A little shriek of horror is the answer, and in another moment Estelle Vcrries comes flying down stairs, boots unbut toned, neckerchief unfastened, hat and gloves in hand. "My angelic Mary, if you scold me I t-hall die! Blame the chair you have put into my room. It is positively too seduc tive I could not keep awake in it. Sud denly I hear a great strike of the clock ; I jump up and find I have only a little tiny five minutes to dress in! Ah! dear, patient Mary, forgive the foreigner and her abominable ways." "Never mind about apologizing, child, but button your boots and put your hat on." "My boots!" Estellc looks down at them in despair, and then dropping on her knees in the hail, tries to do them up with her weak little fingers. Mary Cotterell pulls her up, orders her peremptorily into a hall chair, and draw ing a button-hook from her own pocket proceeds to do up the high foreign boots. "There! Now turn slowly round, and let me see that you are all right." Estelle obeys submissively. "I handn't time to do my hair again," she explains. "So I see; but as it is always rough, that makes very little difference. I sup pose you must do now. Put on your gloves; and where's your parasol?" "Up-stairs. I don't want it." ".Yes, you do. I'll get it for you." Estelle doesn't object at nil ; but when fiTnij iiiiiiii rlown again she flings both arms around her, and calls her her best beloved cabbage. "Tell me, Mary," she asked, as thev walked down the garden on their way to Mrs. C'harlosworth's tennis party, "will that dreadful red-haired engineer be there you know; the man who is so stupid and gauche?" "Sure to be." said Marv. drvlv. "lie's devoted to Eva C'ha lies worth." "Poor&irl! Ipitvher." observed Mile. Yerrics, emphatically. Oh, you neen't do that ; she doesn't care a iig for him. And beside, the dreadful red-haired engineer, as vou no- litcly call Arthur Rivers, is a very good iciiow. "I cnllhim a beast!" said Estelle. with exceeding frankness. Now Estelle," said Mary, sharply. "I won t have vou pick tin bad words from . - T K"?.' and I won't have you speak rudely of my friends .Uo you like him?" inquired her com panion,, stepping forward, so as to get a good look at her face. "Cert.i' dv," replied Marv. not the least disconcti-.d by the mischievous scrutiny of the dark eyes. , Estelle let go of her arm, and held up both hands in amazement. "You are funny, you English! You positively like people because they are good !" "Certainly," replied Mary again. "But men never are good," answered Estelle, changing her ground. "Oh, indeed!" "My mother says so, and she knows." "Your poor mother was unfortunate in her experience of them ; but surely, be cause one Englishman was a wicked hus- i : band to her, she would not condemn all tne resu - "Oh, that is only part of what she knows," said Estelle, confidently. "She has seen a great deal of life, and she has always taught me never to trust any man at all, however good he may seem." Mary was silent, not liking to say what she thought of such training. Estelle's French mother had been forced, when hardly more than a child, into a marriage with a wealthy English man, who had treated her with neglect and brutality, and finally deserted her. Released from galling bonds by the in tervention of the law, she had immedi ately quitted his hntert country, and re tired with little Estelle to a quite suburb of Paris, where the child was brought up to call herself French, and to hate everything that was English. Yet, when an invitation came from Mrs. Cotterell for Estelle to spend a whole summor with her at Coppenham, the girl's reluctance to go was overridden by her mother, who never forgot that the Cotterells, husband and wife, had been the only people in England whose sympathy she had been able to accept or rely on. So Estelle nerved herself for a visit to her native . 1 . r., ' country, and, once at Coppenham, found' to her surprise that she was going to en joy herself. She found English country life charmingly novel; she particularly liked the admiration accorded to her beauty an'd vivacity: and she took at once to Mary -Cotterell, who had much of her mother's intelligent tact and thoughtfulness. The tw o girls had walked on another hundred yards or so without speaking, when Mary was roused from her reflec tions by feeling her arm suddenly pinched. Looking up, she discovered rapidly approaching them the young man whose "goodness" had been so sum marily disposed of by Estelle a few min utes previously. He certainly was not a beauty. Slightly above the average height, and disproportionately large, he not only had no good looks to boast of, but carried himself particularly badly, with a kind of undignified shamble, his head forward and his hands forever in his pockets. Estelle managed to convey her opinion of him to Mary bv a rapid little grimace and shrug 01 the shoulders before he came up to them. "How do you do, Mary? How do you do, Mademoiselle er I really forget your name." He put out his hand in an unthinking way, much to her displeasure. He ought only to have bowed; and how dared he to forget her name! Her reluctant little fingers just touched his. Rivers saw now, and his lips twitched with amusement. "Reg vour pardon, I'm sure. I'll only bfw another time," he said, bluntly. "Hate shaking hands myself, it's a bar- i btrous custom. I suppose you are bound, i like me, for Charlesworth's, Mary?" j On ht r assenting, he turned and walked j beside her, wit limit asking whether his company was desired or not. "If you were polite, Arthur, you would 1 offer to carry my racquet and shoes," ob served Mary, laughing. "You can't im- agine what a bad opinion Mademoiselle j Yerries is forming of you." He took the thinrrs from her. ranidlv i glancing up and down Estelle, who looked - bewitchingly pretty under her 1 rose-lined parasol. f "Quite right, too," he returned, with a smile. "You see, Mademoiselle, I've no sisters to lick me into shape." Estellc was not sufficiently well tip in English slang to understand quite what he meant by this ; but gathering from the pleasantness of his smile that it could not have been anything rude, she con descended to answer. "I've no sisters, or brothers, cither," she said, naively. "Ah! I thought so." "Why?" Rivers had guessed it from her man ner which was very much that of a spoilt only child, but he had managed to escape blundering. from telling her so. Ry this time they had reached Mrs. Charles worth's lawn, and with a short, "Oh, can't sav: intuition. I suppose." he hasti ly crnawil nver to where the fair, slender F.vn ri.Mrlpswnrth was Ktnndinir. rucinn t I in hand, t Iking to the favorite and j scapegrace of the place, llal Armitage. neither of these two particularly wanted him, and after a little while Eva grace fully sent him back to Estelle, who did not play tennis, and who bad been left stranded on a garden chair, while the rest of the guests were occupied with the game. She felt so neglected and tincom irrtt'ble that it was quite a relief when Rivers came and sat down beside her. "We ought to fraternize;," he said, drawing his chair rather forward, so as get a good view of her face, "since we neither of us play this all-engrossing game. Are you over in Englaud for long'f" Estelle allowed herself to be gradully drawn into conversation, and was getting quite interested in comparing notes with mm uqput tne itinera, when an amusea, approving little nod and smile from Mary brought the color to her face. She was a compu te child in many respects, and her vexation at finding herself blushin. was so great that the tears started to he eyes. Rivers wondered what on earth had happened, but if his manners were abrupt, his good feeling was rarely at fault, and he showed tact now. "I brought home no end of mementos," he continued quietly, "and among them some flowers from Men tone roots, I mean which I planted in the garden here for Miss Charlesworth. Would you like ro see tnemr n,sicue sprang up, ready to go any where rather than contiiv.u; to sit with her face in full view of i,U the plavers. She was sure everyone must be looking at her. But in a very few minutes, thanks to Rivers' tactics, she was herself again, ana inwardly determined to pay Mary out. This little episode had cured her of her dislike to the engineer, and before the evening was over her feelings had under gone a further revulsion. She and Mary were asked, with some of the other guests, to stay to the 8 o'clock supper at Mrs. Charlesworth s, and later on there was a general vote for music. Estellc was known to have a beautiful voice, but she was exceedingly nervous, and could not be prevailed upon to sing till Eva suggested that she should be supported by a violin oongato. "That would give me courage," Es xeiie admitted, "ana l Know tins song for voice and violin: but who is this vir tuoso?" "Oh, my fiddle and I are at home in this drawing-room," said Rivers, coming up quickly, and drawing out tuc case from under a low settee. Estelle regarded him doubtfully, mak ing up her mind that she should stop singing at once if his playing did not please her. She need not . have been alarmed. He was a thorough musician, and soon she confessed to herself that she had never been accompanied with such instinctive sympathy. l!cr mellow voice gatnerea strengtn ari l evenness as she felt she could rely 0:1 the- response of his viofin to its faintest inflections, and at the end of the song their eyes met in a glance of mutual understanding and admiration. Hal Armit'ige turned to Eva Charles worth with a significant chuckle. "Our good Arthur is smitten," he said "settled and doneor." Eva followed the direction of his eyes, and appraised Estelle critically. "I hope it may be so," she answered, gently. For a week or two Estelle went about , ii lit. 111 jl 111111,1 , 11111 1.-5 a 1 iv u;j-i.-L ; the f,llinL.st ilturcs, ona whi,l in a girl of her excitable temperament, took the shape of extreme fitful alternations be tween turbulent gayety and tearful de pression. She would have worked her self into a fever had it not been for the sincere good sense and unobtrusive sym pathy of quiet Mary Cotterell, who un derstood her visitor well. Then one day she darted into the house, dragged Mary to her room, and there burst out crying and laughing widly. "I am so happy! so happy! oh, Mary, can't you guess !" "What a child you are, Estelle! Of course t can guess and 1 m as glad as ever I can be, dearie. Tell me ail about it." "I was in the garden, and he came up the path oh, I can't go on now I'm : Jus t overwhelmed frantic mv heart's beating all over me! "That dreadful, red-haired man?" said Mary, mischievously. "flow dare you call him dreadful! Yes, yes, I know that's what I said, but then I began to like him just a tiny little, and then it went on crescendo crescendo forte fortissimo!" m She waved her hands as if conducting an orchestra, and ended on tiptoe, toss ing them high above her head. "So, after all, you can find a man you can trust," said Mary, half-jokingly, and not at all prepared for the sudden cloud that settled 011 Estelle's face. She did not answer at ouce, aud then her ttyisi. had changed. "Mary, vou told me he was devoted to Eva Charlesworth." "Oh, did I:" said Marv, much embar rassed. "Well, I used t clearly I w u mistaken." think so, but "No, y..:i were not. He told me about it himself. lie says a long time ago he asked her to marry him, but she wouldn't. She said she liked somebody else, but he mustn't be angry with her; they must always be friends. So he took it very quietly, and stayed near her till I came, and then he found out he only cared for her like a brother, but for mo in quite a different way. He says she is very good, but I hate her. I am fright ened of her; she is so pretty and sweet, and I'm such a rough, undignified baby." "Do you mean that you are going to begin by being jealous?" asked Mary, quite coldly. "I have told him he must never let me see him near her!" declared Estelle, pas sionately. Mary's first impulse was to be indig nant, but the memory of Estelle's train ing came into her mind, and she resolved to be very patient and gentle with her. For the moment she dismissed the sub ject lightly. As to Arthur Rivers, he walked away, too full of the happiness Estelle had con ferred on hinr to think seriously of her confession of a jealous disposition. In the consciousness of his single-hearted devotion to her, he thought it impossible but that she must quickly learn to trust him. There were other considerations that seemed to him of more importance, and especially he had on his mind the difficult letter that must be immediately written to Madame Yerries. But gradu ally he became aware that Estelle's dis trust was far deeper seated than he had conceived possible, and it is hard to say which of the two suffered most. Estellc, alternating between jealousy and re morse, or Arthur, under the continual necessity of b'baving not only to Eva Charlesworth. but to all women, with unnatural unfamiliarity, and of remon strating with his angry betrothed. Es telle honestly strove to crush the unwor thy feeling down, but their dee) roots in her temperament and education put forth fresh shoots as soon as the old ones were killed off. At last a crisis arrived. Eva Cliarlesworih had long ago prom ised to many llal ArmitttKC li soon u 1. should be able to keep a wife, but her parents would allow no open engage ment, as Hal was a harum-scarum fellow, with a great distaste for hard work, and corresponding little prospect of making v. sufficient income. The poor girl was beginning to suffer from long waiting, an.l to fee never double 1 her lover's the effects of , though she affection, that he was not doing all he might to forward their marriage, when it was mentioned De fore her one day that Arthur Rivers had a voice in the appointment of manager for some engineering works in New Zealand. Eva resolved to make an appeal to him on behalf of the man she was ready to follow to the end of the world, and an opportunity presented itself shortly at. tho Cotterells', where she was spending the evening. "I want to speak to you in privat.) presently, Artnur, sne said 111 a low voice, almost as soon as they had shaken hands. Arthur bowed with the stiffness re quired of him by Estelle, but his words were cordial. Whenever and wherever you like, Eva." . "In the conservatory, then, while Es- telle IS singing, She r 1 1 1 rciilirul 1 ri 1 1 i i , by a nervous little laugh icr compreheu- 1 sion of possible difficulties. I Soon Estelle was called to the piano. : At the end of her first song she missed j Rivers, but it was not till she had fin ished a second that she discovered that i Eva had also absented herself. In a i moment, her indignant jealousy surged up, and, trembling all over with sup pressed fear and anger, she went to tho head of the steps which led down into conservatory. Two figures were stand ing below hear, half hidden by a tall palm "You know I will do all I can for you, Eva," sui I the man. "I know you have always been better to me than I deserve," said the woman, her voice hardly under control. "You will keep my secret now, Arthur?" "I will keep your secret and serve you," said Rivers, with just that strong gentleness in his voice which Estelle thought he had no right to use to any one but her. The miserable girl clenched her hands and teeth in the effort to re strain herself, conscious of the unfitness of making a scene, but self-control was not to be learnt in a moment, and pas sion asserted itself. "Arthur," she said, in a low, choking voice, and stepping down toward him, "you are a traitor you have deceived me you" she could hardly speak, and now she put one hand to her head, while the other, extended, forbade his approach. So she stood for a moment, then her figure swnyed she missed her footing, and he fitly caught the words, "Ah, you have killed me?' before she fell at his feet, so'-..binT( crying, raving, flinging herself about in violent hystcries, like one possessed. Eva, shocked beyond measure, called Mary Cotterell to her aid, and, with as little fuss as possible, they got Estelle up-stairs, where she continued all night in a state of half-delirous misery and rage. The only thing she was distinct or persistent about was that she would never see or speak to Arthur again. He left the house in despair, pinning his only hope on Mary, who promised to bring the poor girl to reason. "Leave her to me for a few days," she said, and Rivers obeyed, devoting all his energies to getting II;u Armitage the colonial post desired lor him by Eva. Estelle, sorely ashamed of herself by this time, heard the news of his success from Mary, Who added an explanation of the part played bv Arthur. "Are you satisfied now?" asked the latter, with the sternness she found more salutary than gentleness. "Why hasn't Arthur been to see me?" asked Estelle, looking down. "You went--2 far this jimc; you for got that,tui Ittwtaigie." Eielle spr.iig up and dropped on her knees beside Mary's chair. "Let me go to him? Not to his house I don't mean that, but someR'here where I shall meet him ! Oh ! my dear Mary, do this one thing more forme, I implore you!" "I don't think you deserve anything of the sort," said Mary sharply, and nothing like a promise could be extorted from her. It was, therefore, of course, only a singular coincidence that the following methods in farming, or any of the agri day Arthur should be walking through rnitm-.il vagaries of the dav, it will not do Coppenham Wood just when Mary and Estelle happened to be nutting there or, rather Marv -was nutting, while Estelle stood bv in her Frenchified dress, and never so much as took off her gloves. It was lucky, too, that just when Artnur c ame upon them Mary should be high ip from the ground in a thick bush, and piite out of sight and hearing behind the ui) q leafy screen which compassed her about. Yv here were tstelle s low spirits now? She had meant to be very humble and penitent, but it was never any use for her to decide befordiand how she would be have, and now, when she saw the "dread ful red-haired man" approaching her, the pleasure of it was so great that every thing else went out of her head. There was a stile between them, and hastily gathering a field daisy, she went and stoorl her side 01 it, with a face lull ot childish gayety. He loves me a little, much, more, not at all," she began, rapidly countm: out the petals, and glancing mischievous ly at her lover, "a little, much, most of all!" she ended triumphantly, expecting him to clear the stile in a moment and punish her with kisses for her bad be havior. But Arthur did nothing of the kind. There was not a vestige of a smile on his worn face, and he looked at her so grave ly that a sudden fear and heart-ache took possession of her. "Arthur, torsive me," she said timid ly, and, taking in both hers the hand he had laid on the stile. "Am I never to be more than the play thing of your jealous caprice, Estellc?" he asked sadly. "Ah, you are cruel ! You are torment ing me, humbling me!" cried the girl, her checks flaming. "Y'ou think I have not suffered. Arthur, for pity's sake do not look at me like that!" . Wliat could the man do? Did be not love this wayward child, with all herun justifiable distrust of himself, better than anything else in the world? First the position of their hands changed, for he jiut out his other one, and took both her little ones into his strong grasp. Then his tone softened : "Estelle, Estelle, how long will this phase last?" "I will never, never doubt you again!" she exclaimed, passionately. "Never till next time," said Rivers, with just a perceptible smile. "How am I ever to feel safe?"' She would have protested, but he si lenced her. "Words are useless, my child," he said. "We must begin again from the beginning." And therewith he got over the stile, and proceeded to make love so delightfully, that when Mary de scended from her perch and insisted on going home, Estelle thought and called her a "horrid bore." But Mary was too well content with the completeness of their reconciliation to mind being abused. Nor had she any fear for the uluuiate stability of their happiness, knowing that there was in Estelle plenty of good material, and that Arthur not only knew her well now, but would conquer ia the end by sheer force of love and patience. Anecdote of Washington's Boyhood. There is a story told of George Wash ington's boyhood unfortunately there are not many stories which is to the point. His father had taken a great deal of pride in his blooded horses, and his mother af terward took great pains to keep the stock pure, one mid several young horses that had not yet been broken, and one of them in particular, a sorrel, was extremely piritcd. No one had been able to do anything with it, and it was pronounced thoroughly vicious, as people are apt to pronounce horses which they have not learned to master. George was deter mined to ride this colt, and told his com panions that if they would help him catch it, he would ride and tame it. Early in the morning they set out for the pasture, where the boys managed to surround the sorrel and then to put a bit into it-! mouth Washington sprang 011 its back, the boys dropped the bridle, and away flew the angry animal. Its rider at once Vgan to command; the horse resisted, backing about the field, ' r.-.ni.ii'il phyjjjipw The boys became throughly alarmed-hut Washington k;-pt his seat, never once losing his self-control or his mastery of the colt, Tim struggle was a sharp one; when suddenly, as if de termined to rid itself of its' rider, the creature leaped into the air with a tre mendous bound. It was its last. The J violence burst a blood-vessel, and the noble horse full dead. Before the boys could sufficiently re cover to consider how they should extri cata themselves from the scrape, they were called to breakfast; and the mis tress of the house knowing that they had been in the fields, began to ask after her stock. "Pray, young gentlemen," said (die, "have you seen my blooded colts in your rambles? I hope they arc well taken care of. My favorite, I am told, is as large as his sire." The boys I(111i,(.,l 31 f: nni nnnf hr ni,l no one liked to speak. Of course the mother repeated her question. "The sorrel is dead, madam," said 1it son. "I killed him!" A nd thou 1, told the whole story They say that his mother (lushed with anger, as her son often used to, and then, like him, controlled herself, and pres ently said quietly: "It is well; but while I regret the loss of my favorite, I rejoice in my son who always speaks the truth." fit. Nichoh. Picturesque. The most .picturesque figures in the upper house of Congress iu-e Senators Hampton and Butler, of South Carolina, and Senator Berry, of Arkansas. The total number of legs they can boast of is three. Butler lost his right leg at the battle of Bn,n,lv Station on the i.'th of bine, 1K(S:i; j(.rry h.sthisat the battle of Corinth, Miss., October 4, l(i2; Hamp ton, after riding gallantly through the war without serious injury, lost, his by a fall from his horse. Uika Ohscrcer. FARM, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD. Farming That Does Sot Pay. That farm does not pay where there is no system about work, where matters are always in more or less confusion and things are behindhand the season round. No business can prosper that is based on shifting, haphazard" methods. Every month of the year has its proper work, and every effort should be made to have the work on the farm done within its proper limits. It is not difficult to do work well if it is done systematically. But it is not only very hard, but very an noying and discouraging to work with out definite plans and aims. It is a good time to begin now at the opening of the new year to put method into work and arrange plans as far as possible for the coming season. Farming does not pay where the tav ern, the corner grocery, or the postoflice I has a larger share of time and attention ' of the farmer than his meadows and i grain fields. No crops worth having 1 are planted or harvested in the rendez j voii3 of the village-idler and gossip ' monger. Is does not pay to talk politics ' or discuss the latest arrival in town when ! the corn and potatoes need hoeing, tho ' fences repairing, thefalN w clearing and ' preparing, and a hundred other things are wanting to be done. -No , aian can succeed on a farm or . unvwhere else who takes greater delight in telling what he can do than in actual ' doing. The farmer's business is on his j farm and not on the shady side of a ) tavern porch or hanging over a road I lence interviewing passers by. Neither 1 Is it his business to race up and down 1 the country attending caueusses, or go- ing to vendues to buy up worthless trash because it is cheap. Such business docs . not pay even where the farmer's place is ! filled with hired help. A careless, shift j less, idle farmer can seldom get a hired ! man to stay with him who is any better j than himself. A live, energetic, and ! really valuable man will not Work long for such an employer, while the lazy and worthless are only too glad to remain with such an easy master. That farm does noe pay where there is too much dependence on hired help, no matter how efficient such help may be. That farm is not profitable where an intelligent and progressive spirit is not manifested in its management. While it is neither necessary nor advis able to adopt all the latest to be "behind the times." Jso industry has made greater progress in the past few rears in the way of improved methods than farming. Every year witnesses some marked improvement in agricultural tools j anj machinery, in breeds 01 caitie una 1 other stock, in ways of raising and har ! vesting crops, in new varieties of grair ' an. vegetables, and in many other thing: grain that are of prime importance in agricui ture. It pays to adopt a conservative I course in these matters, and keep abreast ! of the times so far as that means to take ! advantage of all those improvements that j use and'e.xperiinent have shown to be of real value. I That farm does not pay any better in the end where there is too much work than where there is too little. On the whole, no doubt the idler and the spend thrift get more enjoyment out of life than j the miser and the'slave. Nothing is lost I but much gained in the long run by so ! commingling wont and recreation as 10 1 make b)th conduce to health and hapui ' ness. It does not pay to be niggardly and grasping, to labor only for things that perish with the using, and neglect j those matters that concern the welfare of I the higher and nobler part. It does not I pay to neglect the family, the home and the church in the eager desire to heap up riches. Observer. Farm and Garden Notes. Oats and rye are very similar to each ot'irr in composition. To make a good fe.'d for horses corn should be mixed with them. A bushel of rye, two bushels of o its, and five of corn, ground together, will make excellent food. A Missouri farmer who has been test ing seed-corn from the butt, the tip and the middle of the ears for three years find.s that the corn from the tips of the cars will ripen first, that from the middle next, and that from the butt last. If you have an old grape-vine that yields poorly and has seen its best days, cut it en tirely off close to the ground, manure heavily and let it throw up two new leaders, and the following year you will see that it is as good as a young vine. Every cow should be taught to lead when she is young and tractable, and the convenience arising from such an educa tion in after life would more than pay for the trouble. A cow that will lead is worth $10 more than a cow without this accomplishment. A recent traveler in England reports that fully one-half of the wheat and other gram is cut with the sickle in many localities. The British farmer is ex tremely conservative, and is less disposed than hisbrcthren on the Continent to adopt Yankee inventions and improvements, There is no more desirable vine for covering trellises and porches than a wisteria. It is strong and a rapid grower. When well established it will grow twenty feet or more in one season. It flowers profusely-in long, graceful clusters. A large plant in bloom is a beautiful sight. Lime slaked with salt water and then properly thinned with skim milk, from which all the cream h;i3 been taken, makes a permanent whitewash for out door work, and, it is said, renders the wood incombustible. It is an excellent wash for preserving wood and for all factory purposes. A horse is not fully mature until six years of age. Immature animals are often overtaxed and their future useful ness discounted. Young horses should not be worked too hard if they are ex pected to live to a green and useful old age. A horse does not come to his full intelligence until eight years of age. Nor is it safe before this time to allow him to remain unhitched, unless trained so to stand. There should be fruit trees near every farm-house, and the house slops, espe cially from chambers, can be made most useful in fertilizing them. If the trees are at inconvenient distances, then a bar rel partly filled with dry earth may be used as an absorbant, and if a little fresh soil is put on it daily, no offensive odor will arise. Every f'"w months a quantity of valuable fertilizer will tlui3 be accumulated. When :i pig is thoroughly fattened it gains in wi-ight quite slowly in propor tion to the food consumed. This is espe cially the case on the approach of cold weather. A further consideration in favor of early slaughtering is found in the fact that hogs over fed are always more liable to disease, and even when not absolutely sick their flesh is less whole some than that of animals which have not been unnaturally forced. If pork has ever soured or spoiled in a barrel it is not safe to use it for pork again, no matter how thoroughly it, may be cleansed. The cost of a" new barrel warranted to preserve the pork is much less than the value of meat which it will hold. It is true the fault may not origi nally be in tho barrel but' rather in the modes of management, but having once spoiled a lot of pork the barred had bet ter thereafter be left to other uses. During the winter, when nothing else can be done, a farmer handy with tools may fashion out various kinds of wooden implements, axe helves, whifflctrees and the like, to replace breakage during the busy season. The use of tools in this way will accustom the farmer to do vari ous kimk of work, which after all is bet ter for mind and body than absolute in activity. With too many farmers winter is a season of such entire leisure that it unfits them for acl ive duties even when spring calls to work. The horse and cow stables should be near enough together so that the manure from both kinds of miimals mav be thrown in 0110 heap. A still better way is to spread each indiscrimin ately over the yard, mixing with more straw, and allow stock to run over it in the daytime. The horse manure is much the most active, but if kept by itself will burn away its volatile prop erties. By mixing horse manure with cow manure each kind will correct tho deficiencies of the other. As sheep are placed in winter quarters they should be looked after to destroy ticks. It is not necessary to go through an entire flock examining every sheep iu detail. All the ticks will be concen trated on a few of the poorest and thinnest in flesh, and thorough fumiga tion of these with tobacco smoke, or rubbing fine tobacco in the wool will de stroy them. Ticks will not attack fat sheep, because the oil on thei wool gets into their breathing pores and destroys them. And when a sheep already poor in flesh is attacked by ticks, it soon be comes too feeble to make a further con test for life. Household Hints and Recipes. Glue is rendered waterproof by first soaking it in water until it becomes soft, and then melting it, with gentle heat, in linseed oil. To keep a new iron pot from rusting, each time you put it away, after using it, give it a good rub over with a little grease that has no salt in it. Bread fried in this way is relished for breakfast or lunch : Beat three eggs and season them with salt and pepper; cut some bread in thin slices and dip them in the beaten egg and fry a delicate brown in hot lard. To clean windows, show cases, mir rors, and glassware, dip a damp cloth in whiting, and rub on the glass, rub to get off all dirt, then let it dry on; after which rub with a dry cloth; it is nice for nickel-plating knives and forks. Graham muffins made in this way are wholesome for breakfast : One quart of graham flour, one tablespoonful of bak ing powder and half a teaspoonful of salt sifted. To this add two eggs well beaten, two ounces of melted butter and enough milk to form a thin batter, mixing thoroughly. Bake in f .uflin rings or pans half filled with the batter in a brisk oven. Cabbage salad is recommended: Slice a small white cabbage very fine with a sharp knife. Put half a cup of vinegar in one saucepan and half a cup of milk in another. When the vinegar is hot, add one tablespoonful of granulated sugar, one tablespoonful of butter, and salt and pepper to taste. Let all come to a boiling point and then add the finely-cut Cab bage ; set the pan on the range where it will not boil but be kept very hot, cover ing closely, When the milk is hot, mix with it one well -I) eft ten Pijg and set it on the fire, stirring until it thickens. Turn the cabbage into a salad bowl, pour the hot egg and milk over it, mixing thoroughly with a silver fork. Cover the bowl while the cabbage is still hot and set where it will cool very rapidly. Serve cold. This recipe for chicken pie is from the note book of an excellent cook: Cut up two small chickens and put them in a saucepan with one quarter of a pound of salt pork cut in thin slices, adding salt and pepper. Cover with water and sim mer until done; then set aside until cold. Make a paste of one quart of flour, with which is mixed two teaspoonfuls of bak ing powder, two large tablespoonfuls of clarified beef drippings or butter, half a teaspoonful of salt and half a teacupful of granulated sugar. Mix together and moisten with sweet milk until a soft dough is formed. Roll out half the dough and line a well-buttered tin pan with it. Fill with the chicken and broth, adding a tablespoonful of butter. Set an inverted cup in the centre, roll out the other half of the paste and cover the pie with it. Make a large incision in Jthe middle of the paste and press the sides of the upper and lower crust well to gether. If all the broth be not used at first, add through the opening during the baking. The pie should be baked in a moderate oven. NEWS AND NOTES FOR WOMEN. Silver jewelry continues to be largely patronized. Ladies' hair is worn very high on the head in Paris. Of the 5,900 school teachers in Ne braska, 4,000 are women. It is at Los Angeles, Cal., that a woman gives up all her time to forty cats. The dance most in favor in New York this winter is the Highland schottischo. Crescents, diamonds, rin9, and tassels are among the newer designs in beaded tulle; Bracelets and necklels are worn again, but, they must be narrow and fit the throat. The Burmese women have a hole in the lobe of each car in which they carry their cigars. Small glove colognes and scent bottles in both glass and silver continue to be popular. Mrs. J. W. Bryan, Georgia's lady farmer, received $200 in premiums at the State fair. The spring plushes will be in stripes, blocks, bars and figures of plush on can vas grounds. Miss Sue Cozard, of Wheeling, W.Va., is said to be the handsomest postal clerk in the service. Mr. Potter, an English ship-builder, obtained a separation by reason of his wife's cruelty. Dog collars, collarettes, fichus, plas trons and looped scarfs are features in dress at the moment. Braided felt bonnets, to be worn with tailor-made costumes, have a line of gold cord to brighten them. Blouses with beaded yokes and sashes with head tassels arc worn with different skirts for house dresses. Old-fashioned high-post bedsteads, with white muslin curtains, are being re vived in their former glory. Egypt as well as Japan shows its influ ence in ornaments cats and serpents being the latest caprices in jewelry. The freshest variety of the floral "fan has leaves on one side and flowers on the other, and is rather small and circular. The favorite trimmings for felt hats and bonnets are hands and brims of astrakhan and shaving-brush of Russian pompons, The new round brooches and flower pins, with a gem in the center, represent the most fashionable style of neck pin. Fichus of crapo cross over the bust, one end is cut off where the other crosses it, the latter extending to the waistline. Queen Margaret, of Italy, has chosen for her private physician the first Italian woman who took up the study of medi cine. Out of 5,000 school teachers in Nebraska, 4,000 arc women, and there are thirteen women on the roll of county superintendents. The introducing of cat's-eye stones into new fringes and embroideries is wonder fully effective, especially when alternated with gilt sequins. Plastron, collar and cuffs, en suite, of soutache are an effective adornment to plain bodices. They are to be found witn or without beading. The long fur boa, which years ago was fashionable, is revived. It is wound about the throat, tied, and then one end is thrown over the shoulder. Heavy fabrics of rich texture are the favorites for dinner dresses. These dresses have trains of a lighter color, box plaited under the bodice, or set in gathers on the outside of it. Hats are worn with comfortably large crown coming well down the sides of tho head, while the brims stand out at right angles over the forehead, but droop on the sides and in the back. Yellow is much worn in every magina blc shade this winter, and Spanish cos tumes with the traditional laces are much affected by extremely fashionable women who can wear this color. Foot racing is said to be becoming quite popular with the gentler sex in Anderson Valley, Cal. One young woman proudly points to a recoid of 100 yards in eleven seconds. New jerseys are clinging jackets over vests of the came web, or velvet, and are an improvement on the first style, which seemed designed only to exhibit the wear er's figure to the extent permitted by law. A beautiful worn n with artificially heightened color once said to General Shields, "How is it that after h:i"ing ob tained so much glory you stil serk for more?" "Ah. madam," he replied, with more fore;' than politeness, "how is it thai you, who have o much beauty, j should still put on aint?" 1 The New York World aT a child that city was poisoned by a cough synr containing morphia or opium. There 1 Vi in no such danger in Red Star Cough Cure, It is purely vegetable, prompt, safe and sure. . 25 cents. We think too much in our benevolent efforts of bettering men by giving them advice and instruction. There are few who will take either; the chief thing they need is occupation. Col. D. J. Williamson, Quarter-Master U. S. A., and ex-U. 8. Consul at Callao, Peru, spent $20,000 in eight years in trying to cure himself of rheuma tism, but got no relief until he used St. Jacobs Oil, which cured him. Nothing will so effectually solve doubts, relieve suspense, and remove un certainty as a habit of promptly per forming the nearest duty. BcrEucE is Approaching the cure of consumption a disease caused by a de posit from the blood of impure matter in the lungs. For stimulating to healthy action the spleen, liver, kidneys and organs skin, which remove waste and poisonous matter, no Remedy is equal to Db. Walkeb's Caufobnia Visboab uit TKBS. If you wish to get on, you must do as you would to get in through a crowd to a gate all are equally anxious to reach. Hold your ground, and push hard. Physicians indorse Hall's Hair Reneww. IU use is always attended with (rood results. For throat and lung troubles, the most re liable remedy is Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. A good name implies a reputation founded on a good character making it self felt in a good me. Expresses Hrs Gbatxtudb. Albert A. Ir Inn, of KirkmwrJa., writes to the proprietors of Allen's Lung Balsam: "I firmly believe my wife would have died of consumption, If not for the timely use of your Baleam. Price 25a COc aud 1 per bottle, at Druggists. No action will be considered as blameless unless tho will was so, for by the will the act was dictated. Frozen Wells. Certain wells in the Northern States contain ice during the whole or part of the year, some times rendering the drawing of water imprac ticable. Examples are in Brandon, Vt., Os wego, N. Y.. Lyman, N. H., and Ware, Moss. The first is 85 feet deep, dug in 1858 through gravel and marly clay. The frozen mass of gravel Is about 15 feet thick, showing itself at U feet below the surface. In the winter the water freezes entirely over, and in the summer the stones of the walls are lined with ice sev eral Inches thick, the temperature raroly rising above the freezing point. At numerous locali ties in the same region, also in the Alps, the Jura, and the Ural Mountains, ice accumulates in rock caverns and among the fragments at the base of precipices, sometimes sufficiently abundant to be an article of commerce. The caverns usually have two lateral openings. This causes a current of air which evaporates the water upon the sides and floor of the cav ern, thus producing congelation, since in this way an immense amount of heat ia taken up into the latent state. Less ice is formed in winter than in summer in the caverns, It has been suggested that tho freezing of water in tho wells may be due to the tnterpenetration ef the interstices of the gravol with air which has motion In one or the other direction accord ing to thousands of people are troubled with a hort hacking coush, who might be cured by a few doses of Piso's Cure for Consumption. Sold by all druggists. 25c circumstances, and thus removes so much heat as to freeze the water. In tho Brandon example particular ex cavations near the well may possibly give rise to air currents, and deposits of clay may pro vent the accejs of external heat. In Canada the necessaries of life cost thirty per cent, more on an average than in England. TViP tnoet ncle-ntiflo compound f OT the WW of 1 coughs, colds and all throat and lung troubles is Dr. Bigelow's Positive Cure. It ia pleasant, prompt and safe. 50 cents and ji. The history of all the world tells ns that im moral means will ever intercept good ends. What Would the World De without woman? asks the essayist who starts out to say something new ou this oft-treated subject. Of course, the human element of the world would not exist without woman, so the question is gratuitous, it would have been more sensible to ask: What would the world do without the salvation of woman, without a panacea for her physical ills and cure for her peculiar diseases. In a word, what would the world do without Dr. Pierce's "Favorite Pre scription," the great remedy for female weak nesses? It is indispensable for the ills of womankind. The fire of vanity is fed by the fuel of flat tery. Messman'b Peptonizkd BEXr towio, the only J 'reparation of beef containing its entire nutri iou properties. It contains blood-makinz force.generating and life-sustaining properties; invaluable for Indigestion, dyspepsia, nervous prostration, and all forms of general debility; also, in all enfeebled conditions, whether the result of exhaustion, nervous prostration, over work or acute disease, particularly if resulting from pulmonary complaints. Caswell.Hazard & Co., proprietors, ew iori. ooia oy aruggisto. Delays increase desires, and sometimes ex tinguish them. Nightmare, s!ok-headache, e'eprjssion of spirits, and want of ambition are sj uiptoms of a diseased liver. Tbe lungs, stomach and bowels are all in sym pathy. Life isonly a living death. Dr. Pierce f'Goldon Medical Discovery" acts npon the torpid liver, and ettectually removes all these difficulties and disorders. Nervous feelings, gloomy forebodings, and irritability of temper all disappear. A jud icious silence in spoken without charity. better than truth Young or middle-aged men suffering from nervous debility and kindred weaknesses should send 10 cents in stamps for large illus trated treatise suggest ing sure meanso cure. World's Dispensary .Medical Association, Buf falo, iN. x. A Georgia train cut off the heels of a drunk en man's boots and left him unharmed. Bthaiohten your old boots and shoas with lyon s tied istllleners, and wear them again. The best Ankle Boot and Collar Pads are mado of zinc and leather. Try them. Ir afflicted with sore eyes nse Dr. Isaae Thompson's Eye Water. Druggist sell it. 26a Petroleum V. Nasbr. D. R. Locke, Petroleom V. Nasby, editor Toledo "Blade," writes: "I had on a forefinger of my right hand one of those pleasant peta, a run-round.' The linger became inflamed to a degree unbearable and swollen to nearly twice its natural size. A friend gave me Henry's Cahbolic .Salve, and in twenty minutes the pain had so much subsided as to give me a fair niglit a rest, which I had not had before for a week. The inflammation left the finger in a aay. l consider upmost valuable article. Best, easiest to use and cheapest. Piso's ciueay ior i aiarrn. iiy druggista. 60c. Ymportnnc. Wha res i(t or l.iv Sew York olty, anbiim txproaaac nd $3 0&rriir bir, and slop at th uraaa Union Uu(l, opposite Grand Uftulral dvpot. Guu slogan rooina, titled up at a aost of oaa millloe dollar, I tnd upward per day. European plan. m. vatur. Keatauiant tupolind with tliebeat. Horaeoars taM and eletalad railroad to all dep.it. Familiei cn lire better for leea money at tbe Grand Uiuoa Hotel than at atur otber nraa-claaa bote! in tbe . Ahsetlut47a Frfe from Opiates, Emetic and I'oiaon. SAFE. SURE. PROMPT. AT IrKt'ltiISTII Arm Dkai-rks. THK CH4.UI.KH A, VIW.KT.1gW CO.. If AT.TTHftRH. Wl. 0' Pa Citroa Rheumatism, Neuralgia, I 1 it tit .J'A.:''-. trNT. twBi.w a. twFTFw ra. HALTHtmt flit. PATENTS ?bva'.r bah. fat Lawyer, Washlaawti . 0, . sw.. ii UKUMilNiT. and vr.A I.fcUS. To Bmoui P. ATM for lATertlrfnf la IbU ?' rplr to the pnbl!sh of tha tef. I.1 Three Lifib F.bUs Bright, fresh ana ehannlnc, aay they owe their cooo health, and olearoomplaxlons to Hood's Sana pari: la, j H., aiave gooa neaiin vj vxKinf uooa BarMpai-ula, which eures scrofula, salt rheum, tfyo pepala, blUouinua, rhenmatUm, catarrh, kidney and Uver complaints, and all dUeaaes caused or promoted by Impure blood or low state of the system. If yon feel tired and all worn out, Hood's Banaparula will renew y oar strength and purify your blood. The little daughter of Mrs. Charles Brewster, Buf falo, N. T., suffered greatly with sties on her eyes. Hood's Sarsaparllla completely cared her. Ulas Carrie Ware. MUford, N. H., had a sore eeme In her ear, which spread over her neck and both aides ef her face. In two days after she be (ran taking Hood's Sareaparllla the sore commenced to heal, and In a week It wai all healed up. Jessie . Dolbeare, Pascoag. B, L, had no appetite or strength, and felt tired all the time. Hood's Sar aparUla restored her appetite and strength. Hood's Sarsaparllla old by all drngrltts. tl: six for Prepsrei by a I. HOOD CO.. Apotheoaries, Lowell, Haas. IOO Doso3 O na Dollar fes3BBKSdrfifxv'-imT7wnn Ui fls'T Marat wrf Vinegar BItters la the creat Blood Purifier and Llfe-givin Principle; a Gentle Purgative and Tonic; a perfect Renovator and Invigorator of the system. In Vinegar Kilters there is vitality but DO alcoholic or mineral poison. IHeoaaes of (lie Skin, of whatever name or nature, are literally dug up and carried out of the-system in a short time by the use of the Bitters. Vinegar Hitters allays feverishness. It re lift Tea, and In time cures Kheumqtism, Neuralgia, Gout, and similar painful diseases. Vinegar Hlttere cures Constipation and prevents Diarrhoea. Itever before has a medicine bees, com pounded possessing tho power ot VlKSttaa Bis xxas to heal the sick.. Send for either of our valuable reference books for ladles, for farmers, for merchants, our Medical Treatise on liseaaes, or our Catechism on Intemperance end Tobacco, which last should be read by every child and youth in the land. Any two of the above books mailed free oa receipt 01 four cents lor registration tees. B.H. McDonald Drug Co., Rsa Washington BL. W.T. AH THE HEAD IS a rHaeaaa of the m noons flY'S membrane, it generally faY p & tipriginates in the nasal pas. rj)-!:uX. r ffiK" nd maintains Its rG&RRUttr.Mhol in the head. From this point it sends Fif,., .1." , Z j&&?Vlalut 100 throuKh the r-1 v-.- Inir the hlrvrul -,,! ..1 ,,n f.$ in other troublesome and ii . SlV W , " 1 frftnin Flnlin la a rem- H ft V rClf FfV,dy baBwl u'"u correct Hill sllf Llldia(rnois of this riixeaas I r I I I I-. S P- s J and can be doit uded upon. Boo. at druirf-it or by rrnil- r.LiY UKUTHKKH. D 'ttirfrut, OW'OO, THE BEST AMD CHEAPEST COUGH or CROUP AS AN EXPECTORANT IT HAS NO EQUAl, It Contains no Opium in Any Form. ALLKN'8 LINO ISALSAM In Three 8lze got lies, Price 2.5 Coutu, 50 Outs nml 1 Per Uoule. The -i ent Pottles are put u p for the accommodatloa of all who desire aiuiplr a Couth or Croup Rrnuxly. Thoe Ueslrtn? a remedy for CONSUMPTION or any Luftf IllSEASE should secure the larve $1 bottles. Price, 25c, 53c. and SI per Bottle. SOLD BY. ALL MEDICINE DEALERS. 22 YOU Hop Plasters. R CAN'T BEAT paia and d incase. A wonderful tl etrngtheninfr Perrons piaster U made from lAirgmndy PI toh.Guma --ac,ui.T uruiuauiuruieuurrjui m ITHEPjI. 9 and tha virtues 5 cures instantly. Backache, LAino Side, Crick, Stitch, Female Pains, Sore Muscles. Bhcuraatiam, 1 WeaJc Jjungn Ox pain in any part. Tho BRdT plaa- i or iroaa Jiop. ter itnowu. call for Hop Plaster, S&o. every whei Best In the World. If ado oulr by the Franer Luhrtea. trr Co. a: Chicago, N. Y. StXoula, Soid everywhere. insumption: l bar a poiltW remedy for tha abort tllMv;bj lta BtaOellTi K hao bncurd. IndeM.oitrnnsUmTfatfi e.thnuaani't of eai ol trio worst kind nd of Ions In lUfflc-T.thnt 11 I ln'l TWO BOTTLES FKKB, trothsir with a TA I.C A Bl.hi T RE ATI t H Oil lb.it d lianl anfferAr. G 1 TO X OrPSi Rfltl I . ftddr H. t. A. oLOCUM. iti FaarLat.. Xw Tot a. 5 TOI WAGON SCALES, Iroa Utm, 8ut Bcariuft, Bratf Tar Beam tn4 Um Hoi JUMSb. pT ! frtljkl for ftw KU" JONES OF BINQHAMJOsV Claghamteu N.Y. runfS WMEDE ALL ElSt FAILS. Counh Syrup. Tame gnno. use 1.1 In tune. Sold ry flruBElst. AGENTS WANTED We want a reliable Lady or Gent In each town and towunhlp to sell our (roods; alao general enti. Par ticular! free. Addrcea JEFMUios Mr 'a Co., Tole Jo.a Mm or Woman In my li our (tood fUUrt irMn Fiwnaei' in .u.ttu PBEKt I'AVrtlfUla ware Co. fcooton, 1 Chloral end Opium Habits AvAslLV CXKKO. OR. J. C. HOFFMAN, AimiKFIlBH. , Jeflsrson, Wisconsin, fS?SBEeSSPtt2BSE2B& Sure roller j STny I KIDDER a PASTiLLES-hTSdViili tfBracj xafe--eaaulxliiltowa. Mast. a I FMI Great railish Gout ani I hi G rll'Si Rheumatic Remedf. Ural Hex, .tHH rsnad. OOjstm, Ir.lr.IHDIaii RELIEF I Gordon's King of Pain relieve patn of whatever na ture, the moment It Is applied, and Is a hoasenoie remedy whoreror known for Rhoumatlira, Neural jla. Headache and Toothache, Uurns and Soalde, Fpinlna and Bruises, Diarrhea Dysentery. .So1 Throat, tJloers, Kresh Wounds, etc. Curus will lot blister If applied, ami Bruises will heal In a dajr thai would require a werk by any other method, The remedy Is furnished In powder, with labels, etc. . and Is seut by mall, postiwe paid. It l put up In Sue.. l and (S Mtoaah-ea. Tne or trial packiwe, whra reduced to lluuld form, will fill 31 tot. bottles, whir, are worth at retail. . Agents can coin money soli tug It It U worth ten times its wt for buru aloae. 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