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Franklin Gazette. (Fort Covington, N.Y.) 1837-1911, July 29, 1898, Image 1

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> \ -Pnbllshvd Kvory Friday «T JOHN LAW, rKNTBNNlAL BLOCK. MALONE, N. Y. -— x —- ONK YEAR |10(l SIX MONTHS 50 - Cash in Advance. VOL. 6O MALONE FRANKLIN COUNTY, N, Y., FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1898. NO. 42 BATES OFADVKBTISIHG, BTAOM |lWk2 liach..... 8 laches... Slnchea. . 4i Slnchea S column, column., i column. 800 276 8 50 400 BOO 2 50 8 75 485 600 660 soo 460 690 6 60 400 660 750 600 0 0012 001000 OWJ HUUiUSOOIOCU 8 0010 5013 001600 600 f 10 00 900 8 50 IS 00 9 5(11400 . 8 00 10 00 12 00 16 Oim 00-2800 'l2 0015 00.20 00l30 00 88 00 6OOOI1OC) 0 1500 18 On 2100 25 00 3000 50 00 Special Notices, preceding Marriages and Death* II be charged 26 per cent. In addition to abov «a 8 wil rates. Legal advertisements at rates provided by Law Business Cards, not exceeding five Uses. 15 pe year. Itch additional lino 76 cents. 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GILBERT, . l-TOKNKY AND COUNSBLOR AT LAW- .\ oftUi. over P<• \toflice In Howard's Block, Main direct Mulone, .x Y 8. A. BEMLAN, \ TTOUNEY AND COUNSELOK. — OFFICK ii. over Wilhanieon's Btore, 98. Main St . Malone Vdmitted to practice iu the United States Circuit i\d Difltrict Courts. DR. D. R. BELDING, . )M(KPAT,1I'J PHYSICIAN. RESIDENCE ON J Kim St : of*j«» over People's National Bank, ,,11 st 1'iompt attention paid to calls at all DR. H. FURNESS, ;_> YHICIAN AND HUROEON, MALONK, OF ' lice At reoidrnce on Webster f-treet. Great Closing Out Sale -OF- T^ Largest Line! Best Goods! Lowest Prices! TBOS. T. BUTTRICK, MALONK, N. Y. H. H. HICKOK'S ENTIRE STOCK, Beginning March 1st. Consisting of Harnesses, Collars, Strap Work of all kinds, Trunks, Bags, Ex- tension'• Cases, &c, Fur Coats and Robes, Whips, Gloves and Mittens, Leggings, Buggy Cushions and Mats, Express Wagons, Doll Carriages, Sleds, Brooms, Brushes and Dusters, besides a long list of other articles too numer- ous to mention. If the entire stock is not sold at once to one party, all will be closed out for Cash at prices that will suit customers. Call if you want a bargain. H. H. HICKOK, No. 1 West Main St, Malone. Wk You Take Medicine Yon don't known what you are taking. You place implicit con- fidence in the physician who has prescribed it and the druggist who has compounded it. We realize this fully, and can safe ly say that we will not break your faith as far as our part of the prescription is concerned. Our prices are reasonable. SPECIAL NOTICE. 1 have secured the right to sell the very latest improved Double Chlo- ride of Gold Liquor Habit Cure. This treatment is perfectly safe ard sure, being more energetic and certain than any other and can be obtained at about \ the cost Warranted to silence the appetite of the most obstinate cases. For particulars write or call at Houston's Pharmacy. JOHN KELLEY'S PLANING HILL. THE UNDERSIGNED HAS FOR 1 quantity of New Brunswick Cedar Shlnglee North Carolina Pine flooring, celling and rough, also clear aprnce flooring and hemlock aidetralk plank and scantling. All kinds of wood work done a* anal. JOHN KEIXEY. Catherine St., Halooe, N. Y. tr FOR SERVICE RENDERED. BY JOSErn O. FRKUNI). \Dou't despair, 1113' child, remeuibo thy God.\ \lint I cnu't help thinking, daddj dear, how unfair it is that aomeshoult Uavo all and others nothing. Snrel; we deserve something better than w have received from the world, for yov have served it faithfully, biit now tha you have grown old it forgets ant leaves you to starve.\ \There there, daughter, don' speak so, 'tis not right. Perhaps w< do not deserve as God socs it. 'Ti His will and wo must bear with on lot. Think of those who have no roo over their beads, who are more needy than we. Do not fret, my child, but take out your Bible and read from St Matthew, twenty-ninth verse of the tenth chapter, and see what it says.\ The book was handy, a large, well worn edition, and turning to the por- tion mentioned, the girl read: \Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your hoad are numbered. Fear ye not, therefore, ye are of inoro value than many sparrowH.\ The girl threw her arms about her father's neck and kissed him. \Yes dear dnddy, you are right. You never fail to find peneo and hope in the truo haven for all the storms and ill-winds of life. I could not for the moment help thinking how hopeless was onr position, and now you have changed it all, and I shall try to be as patientand brbearmg as you. If God watches over the sparrows he will certainly watch over us.\ 'Turn again to your Bible, dear, and read from St. Luke, the sixth ihaptor, from the twenty-seventh to he thirty-fifth verses. What does it ay?\ Tho girl rend again: \Lovoyour enemies, do good to them that hate 011, blesa them that curse you and >ray for them that despitefnlly use Give to every man that usketh >f thoe, and of him that takoth away hy goods ask them not again. As ye would that uieu should do to you, do c also to them likewise.\ The reading of the scripture was in- .firrupted by a knock nrt the door. Iu- eiit upon their study of God's book, his knock startled them greatly. The young girl hurried to open it, ud there stood upon the stcpameudi- ant, hut in hand. \Plojise madam, I am poor, and iave had nothing to oat in many hours. am weak from walking and would ike to rest, if you have no objection, eforc going on.\ Tho girl full of her own trouble, in- tend of finding it soften her heart to- ard others in a like position, felt an- ry feelings arise that a beggarshould omc to them for aid when they were o much in need of help. She was about to give him a hasty nswer when her father's low, calm oico interrupted her. \ Bid him enter, my child. Remcm- er, daughter, whut you have just >eeu reading, 'As ye would that men hould do to you, do ye also to them ikewise.' \ Without waiting, and somewhat oldly, the fellow stepped into the oom upon hearing these words. The air girl thiow hor arms about her ear otd father's neck again, and vhisppred, \I do forget so quickly, addy dear; I could never be so good s you.\ The man was miserably enough, lotbed, but lm face A\as not marked vith many lines of care.—in fact, his kiu was remarkably smooth and his eatures were quite youthful. Doubt- 2S9 he was ono of those who had chos- n voluntarily his life of misguided ase and hapless wandering, preferring he lmppy-^o-lue.ky life of a mendicant o one of honest labor. His voice was not coarso, but rather refined as he ad- dressed them: \Them was true words, mister, that yon just spoke. ' Do ye to men as ye would be done by.' I believe in them ivords. Who knows nome day you nay bf> worn out by travel and your ; eet HOIC fiom long tramping and you would have a place to rest where it was warm and snug, and 'spose, like me, ou would be turned down by house ftor house, and you'd appreciate the nan that says, 'Comein and rest.' Now wouldn't yon'-'\ \ My poor fellow, we are poor our- elves; very poor.\ \ Hut you have a house to keep yon warm and a place to lay your head at ight, arid something to eat, no matter low pluiu it might be, eh?\ ' We have the things you have men- tioned; my man, all but the lust, and or those mercies we thank God. We do not despair, but trust in Him, and He will show the way. I am old, and no one will give me work. My daugh- ter has tried to get something to do in he village, but there are no positions for her.\ For a time tho young girl noticed the tramp's oyes observing her closely and for a tramp they seemed extrome- y handsome. But thon he was young and could havo found work had he tried—there was always something for the young and strong to do. Her heart hardened toward him and re- senting the impertinent stare she turn- ed her head away and busied herself in roading her Bible. But she could not somehow keep back the flush that arose to her cheeks as she still seeinod to nee those \bright blue oyes staring into hers from tho pagos before her. \She's a good daughter, I take it, eh? A daughter can be a great bless- ing to an old man like you, especially when the world seems to go against one. Many a man younger in years would be saved the path to ruin by a sweet wife to comfort and to cheer him.\ This philosophy, coming from a rag- ged mendicant seemed sadly misplac ed. Perhaps his downward career had been caused by a wife who had mis used her position. She did not like to think it was that. Yet what foolish notions! Again, perhaps, it was the lack of a pure, sweet girl to guide his footsteps from the thousand pitfalls spread before the feet of ripening man hood—her heart softenod and the bin eyes still staring up at her lost sonio thing of their seeming insolence an impertinence. \Daughter is there not somothing left in the larder for this young man I heard him say ho was hungry as wel as tirod.\ \There is not a thing, father, not a crumb left.\ Tho lines about tho oyos deepened just a trifle, but cleared away as quick ly as they formed. \Never mind, I don't think I am hungry after all. I find I am onh tired, and I am glad to be able to res here a minute. Just let me warm my self and then I will be about my bnsi ness.\ Alice stole a glance around her shonlder at the young man, but find ing those piercing eyes &till studying her, she quickly buried her face in the pages and tho flush deepened into ruddy hue. She was angry, too, with herself, that it should he so, for\-why should she take so much interest in pair of eyes that belonged to a worth- less, lazy fellow, even if they wore such a pretty shade of blue? \ Is that a Bible your daughter has there? It has been a long tinio since I havo read anything from that book. Would you mind reading a little,miss, it might do me good, and make me stronger. I've boon careless about such matters of late.\ This was too much for Alice. She shut the book with a Blam and arose to eavo tho room—he did not mean what ho said, ho was toying with a sacred subject, ho had insulted her and hor religion. A tramp ask to havo tho Bi- ble road to him—the idea! What next! What could ho hope to gain by such a request? To work upon their sensi- bilities, or rather those of her dear ather, aud she did not propose to al- ow it. But the patient father was ev- »r ready to check hor little flights of emper, and now his kind, soft voice (topped her. She glanced toward him slyly, ho of ho blue eyes, but was disappointed in what she expected to find. They were not smiling in ainnsement, but were rank and well-moaning. Had she wronged him? Perhaps she had been 00 hasty. However, her father's re- training words made her forget her anger and she opened her Bible again, aud read several chapters, and every ime she cast a glance toward the tranger she found him listening in- ently and with something close to rev- rence. Then her father and the young men- :licant had a long talk upon tho things f which she had boon reading, and as he young man displayed a retentive ncmory for the teachings of his earlier ife, when 4ie had attended church ogularly, Alice forgot his rags and is low position in society, and soon ouud herself taking an active part in ho talk. After he had gone his way, refusing heir offer of a lodging for tho night ith much gratitude, her slumbers ,ver« disturbed with tangled visions of reat sympathetic blue cyos and poor- y clothed tramps that appeared as iu- ongruous and inappropriate in her •cstleRS sleep as they had in hor wak- ng hours. Iu tho morning she uwoko from an nrcfreshing slumber to find her fath- r bustling about downstairs, and lo! hat did it all mean? \ On tho table hero was set a bounteous feast such as hey had not known for many mouths. Had sho slipped into some corner of airyland? She could not yet be wake. This must all bo some part of er impossible dreams of the night, iut her father's voice was very real ud bis laugh pitched to its old true ing us he bid hor a cheery good morn- ug! \ What—what- -is it, dad? What's appened?\ She could not find words ,0 express herself iu tho mist that louded her mind. He did not answer xcopt to point to a letter that lay up- n the table beside tho immense bas- et from which her father was still akiug provisions and cans of fruit. She snatched up the letter for some xplanation, and then her father said nously: \God has answered our prayers.\ How her heart beat, and how a pair of blue eyes kept looking at her as she road tho closely penned ines: My 1)F.AK FKIENDS: I ask a thous- and humble pardons for a grave decep- ion practiced upon you last evening. In the shape of a poverty-stricken mendicant I entered your homo for a ile purpose—yet I hope I may make lome slight atonement for my audaci- ,y and boldness in whatever way God rants me the power. To make a short story of it, I am an author, and yesterday having failed utterly to be- think me of a plot, decided to take a novel means to invent one, should for- ,uno favor me. I determined to traus- orm myself into an humble beggar and in that role go from houso to house, until luck should guide me into any scene that might produce the plot which my usual sphere of life failed to mako forthcoming, Turned away from house after house, at last my steps led mo to your home, where I havo received an inspiration and, the skeleton-frame for tho prettiest little story my pon shall write. Icamowith an ovil purpose to steal this from yon to aid me iu climbing the ladder of fame; and it is hut fair that I should give some compensation, so I hopo you will receive the few trifles (I can't think of a less harsh word to make my meaning), as something that really be longs to you 'for service rendered.' \ Sincerely, your friend, \ HARVEY MOKTIMEB.\ But the daring, ingenuons fellow deceived again in that word \ inspira- tion \ in his letter, for it soon was shown it meant another kind of inspi- ration than might be taken from the first readings though he was doubly sincere when he spoke of having found a \ plot\ for a pretty story—in trnth, he found—Alice. Bean the Signature of Bay your barb wire and naita at J H. TUIJUBY'S Hardware. SHE SAVED THE DAY. Jackson Smith had a hobby. H would stand at tho foot of his_ table carving knife in hand, while he en larged upon tho \ soulless Democrati times,\ emphasizing his sentences by brandishing tho carver in the air. His next avorsion to a Democratwa an old maid. Indeod, the old maid was even more odious to him. Th Democrat ho could forgive, but th old maid was beyond pardon on anj grounds. And yot, as in very mock ery \of his pot antipathy, his only child, Sarah, had developed into tho hated object, right in his own house hold. Sarah was tall and angular, like her father, but her face was ploasing, and hor disposition mild and amiable. She had never revolted against anything in hor Iifo—not even against the in jns tice of spending hor youth in making preserves, applo butter or piecing quilts, while other girls woro making merry. Sometimes Sarah wondered where hor youth had gone, but, while she was thirty-two, she could not re- call having boon young. One day Jackson Smith received a hurt, and when Dr. Brown was called in ho told Jackson his days wero num- bered. Then it was that his hatred for old maids proved.itsclf. \ I'll novor leave this place to a wo- man that can't get a husband,\ he said fiercely. \ But, father, Sarah's never had no chance—we'vo always kept her down,\ remonstrated his weeping wife. o wuvod his hand to silonce her. \ Woman, no old maid shall inherit my place. I've setff by the doctor for Lawrence Clarke, and he'll come down to-inorrow. Here's money enough in bank for you, but I'll fix it so that at your death it will go with the farm. Jackson Goggau, my namesake, shall ;et it all.\ Tearfully Mrs. Smith imparted the acts to Sarah. \ Mother, would he turn you out of the old home jnsi because ho hates me?\ aud Sarah looked incredulous. Tho elder woman nodded; then Sar- h kissed the round, sunburt face and said: \ Mother, T never have revolted gainst father, but I'm going to save he place for you—I wouldn't mind so much, but you shall never leave your ome. I'm going out now^to think tit jver.\ And putting on her pink sun- onnet she went out tho back door. When some distance from the house he sat down in the shade of a treo, nd while her heart boat loudly over her father's contemplated injustice he resolved to outwit him. \There's Josh Mullin; he might— ut I can\t bear Josh; he chews tobac- o, and his mouth always looks dirty. Henry Hodgo is home, but ho drinks o that there's no dependence to be utinhim.\ Sho cast he eyes over he landscape, and on the next farm ihesawtthc figure of a man in the old. \Yes there's John Howard, nt\—and her face grew pink—\I huto somehow to ask it of him.\ Thon he tear-Htaiued face of her mother >assed btftoro her mental vision, and iving a >jerk to her auubonnct she tarted dtowu tho path across the neadow. John Howard was hoeing corn. iVhen he saw Sarah approaching he topped and leaned on his hoe, a look f concern in his face. \Is the old man worse, Sarah?\ he sked. Yes, Dr. Brown says he can't live moro'n two or three days, and Oh, ohn, it's awful, the^way ho is.\ \Yes but you have been a good, acrificing daughter, Sarah, and you an not blamo yourself for anything, ou \- \Oh don't understand, John; e's f?oin^ to leave everything to—to ackson Goggan, and mother will have to leaye tho place,\ sho half sob- ed, \You can't mean it, Sarah? Why —why that would be outrageous. What makes him talk of such a hing?\ \ Because—because -I am an old maid; he hates all old maids,\ and her aco grew pinker than tho sunbonnet. ohn Howard shifted the hoe to tho ther arm and looked down. \ John, 1'vo como to ask you- Oh, ohn, don't think me brazen; it's for mother's sake. I can't stand to see hor urnod out, and for my fault, and if on will only help mo and—and—como up to tho house and pretend that we aro to he married—just until after tho will is made—it wouldn't be so very wrong. John—not so bad as letting mother bo put out of her home\ — Sho caught her breath in gasps, but when John was silent her pink faco suddenly paled. \I reckon it's ask- ng a heap too inucb of you, John, but don't hold it against me; I couldn't soc any other way. Good-by, John,\ she was turning away. \ Dou't go yet, Sarah. I—I think your idea is good, but it might not work. Jackson Smith is u sharp; ho'd seo right through it, but—if—you would be willing we could drive over to Squiro Hall's this afternoon and got married. I wouldn't trouble you any, Sarah—we could go on just the samo, and I'll nover want to marry anyone lse, and if you should you conld get a divorce, you know.\ \ Oh, you're sure it makes no differ- ence—you don't; mind, John?\ Hor tono was eager,\ \No I don't mind; I'd help yon any way I could Sarah, It's- nigh noon now. I'll drive ovor for you in the bnggy right after dinner.\ \ I'll be ready, and ~I wouldn't have asked you, John, only—only—you un- derstand how it is, don't you?\ , Her face was red again. / \I understand it, Sarah. Don't fear.\ Why, Sarah, where havo ' you boon? Yon look as rosy as a poppy,\ and Mrs. Smith wiped the tears from her eyos as she gazed at hor daugh- ter's face. I've been attending to business for ns, mother. You will not leave the place. I'm going over to Squire Hall's this evening. John Howard is coming to take me in the buggy.\ A The sun was sinking low in the West when John Howard and Sarah return ed from tho sqnire's. \Will you como in, John, and staj about some? I'd—T'd rather you toll him if yon don't mind,\ Sarah said. John hitched the horse and wont in Ho walked to the bedsido of Jackson Smith aud sat down. \ Undo Jackson,\ lie began. \ I've come to tell you what I've done. You know that I've often warned you tha somo day you would lose the most val uable possession you had \ \It's tho brindle heifer,\ interrupt ed Jackson Smith, his oyes snapping angrily. \John Howard, you think becauso I am on my deathbed that yon can do as yon please, but I'll show you. It's just like a rascally Demo crat to shoot a neighbor's hcifor just because she jumped into your wheat I don't expect anything better of you —the whole party is mado up of cut- throats and thiovos—bnt I'll leave it in my will. Jackson Goggau shall law and law until \ - Ho sank back ex- haustod from his outburst. \If you get that angry over the brindlo heifor, Uncle Jackson, I don't know what you will say whon I toll you that I havo not touched tho heifer, but I havo married Sarah.\ \Married—Sarah!\ and Japkson Smith's «>yes dilated. \Married Sa- rah!\ he said under his breath. \John give me your hand. I know Sarah was u Smith. Why, there never was an old maid iu the Smith family, butit did Heem sho meant to take after the Walkers - her mother was a Walk- er. Sarah—married! I can go in peace, John, now that you havo lifted this disgrace from the Smith family. You needn't mind what I said about the Democrats—I reckon you don't know better. Call Sarah; L want to givo her the brindle heifer.\ When the lawyer came the next day ho wrote a will bequeathing all, save a life interest to Mrs. Smith, to his bo- oved daughter Sarah, who had glad- dened tho last hours of his life. A few days later, with all duo coro- mony, Jackson Smith was laid away by tho side of the other Smiths. John Howard went home with his wife and her mother. At tho porch ho halted awkwardly, seeing which Sarah turn- ed. \ Will you como in, John?\ sho ask- ed. ' I'm afraid it would only poster you f I did—I—reckon I ought to go home but 1 hate to leave you— you women blks alone, and you'll bo kind of lone- loine now.\ \ Yon might stay. We would fix up father's room real comfortable if you would just as soon,\ said Sarah, be- ginning to realize tho awkwardness of heir position. \I'd like to, Sarah. I could tend he crops just us well, but I'd fool as if was living off of yon women, and— nd you might get to hate me if I hung round.\ \You needn't be afraid of that, ohn,\ said Sarah, tapping her foot ervously on the porch floor. \ Tt would bo tho easiest way out of our - )ur--dilemma; but if you'd rather not tay we could explain to folks how it vas that you just married mo to save he farm.\ \But Sarah, if wo told that it would )e a lie. I took advantage of your •rouble to gflt you married to me and row didn't .suspect me, but now I feel mean, and as if you will not respect mo when I t«ll you the truth.\ Sarah gazed at him iu wonder. What could e myuu, sho thought, but no sound anio from her lips, aud he continued: 'I've been trying for ten years to ask on to marry me, but I never could do t, and when you came to mo in your irouble T jumped at the chance, Sarah, ecause I wanted you—I've always oved you, but now I fool I can't stay nless—unless you can take mo for your husband in earnest.\ His eyes did not lift, to her face. 'John!\ Her oyos were opened in ivide amaze, and the faco so lately oar-stainpd became radiant with un- xpectod joy. \You love me?\ sho [uostioncd in glad unbelief. \ Why, have loved you all this time, too,\ he whispered. --Florence, L. Holmes. WliSf It Co«il« fo Siiioko 1 How can yon afford all those jooks?\ asked a young man, calling lpon a friend. \ I can't seem to find pare change for even the leading mag- ,zines.\ \Oh that library is only my 'ono igar a day,' \ was tho reply. \What do you moan?\ inquired tho isitor. \Mean? Just this: When you ad- vised mo to indulge in an occasional igar several years ago, T had been eading about a young fellow who bought hooks with monoy that others would havo burned in cigars, and I thought that I would try to do the lame. You may remember that I Baid I should allow myself ono cigar a day?\ \ Yos, I recall the conversation, but don't quite seo tho connection.\ \Well I never smoked, but I put by the price of a 5 cent cigar overy day, and as tho monoy accumulated I bought books—the very books you see.\ \ You don't mean to say that your books cost no more than that! Why, there are dollars' worth of them.\ \ Yos, I know there are. I had six years more of my apprenticeship to serve, whon you advised me 'to bo a man.' I pnt by the money, which, at 5 cents a day, amounted to $18.26 a year, or 8109.50 In six years. I keep those books by thomselvefc as a result of my apprenticeship cigar monoy, and if you'd done as I did you would by this time have saved many, many more dollars than I havo and would have-been better off in health and self respect besides.\—^ Succcns. Variation* on AH Ancient Theme. \My wife,\ said the tall, lantern jawed man, \ is as womanly a woman as you could find, but sho can hammer nails liko lightning.\ \ Wonderful,\ sang tho chorus. \Lightning tho tall, lantern jaw- ed man continued, \ seldom strikes twice in the same place. \--Cincinnati Enquirer. When Spain Kan to Seed Ages of incessant warfare, warfar so keen that evorv man was a fighte and every fighter seasoned to dangei by hourly exi)erience, produced a na tion penetrated throngh aud through with the military toniporataent in it strongest form. Spaniards were brave almost to excess, they wero proud t punctilio, they wore abstemious as re gards all bodily wants, they loved rul ing, usually by dint of shoor forci and daring, but they were indolen and incurably careless of affairs. Af it happened, after tho expulsion of th Moors, these higher qualities found an inadequate field for thoir display they were urged forward by thei kings aud a few men of adventure on a caroer of conquest, and they devot od themselves in Europe and America to rulinu tho races whom thoy had subjugated by their fighting energy As fighters they on tho whole auccaed ed in overthrowing far superior arm- ies- and keeping much of their do minion for 200 years, but as organiz- ers they failed. Whey wasted their resources, especially in subjects at a frightful rate; they mismanaged the emigrants till they incurred their deadly hatred, aud they lived on thoir plunder in Spain, we mean -as if it released them entirely from the or- dinary labors of life. There is Haid to bo ovideuce that while gold poured into Spain from tho New World whole districts went out, of cultivatiou, and nearly the en- tire peoplo lived in a sort of dream, dependent upon incomes derived from the labor of distant slaves. Their temper was that of men who have re- tired from work and depend upon an- nuties, and to this day they have not beeu able to shako that temper off. They aro not exactly lazy, for that word involves something of oppro- brium; but they do not relish work. They would rather spend little than am much; thoy always postpone the thing to be done, not because pro- rastination pleases them—in itself it pleases nobody—but because the ex- ertion to be made is in itsolf disagree- able. They would like it if in their land it was always afternoon. They onsequeutly criticise their govern- ment sharply, but they do not alter it. •Spaniards fret under tho absence of civil justice, but lot suits drag on for thirty years. They would like an effi- cient police, but they decide that to reate one would bo troublesome, and they let it drift. They would prefer to hang the corrupt, but they let them steal. Their tone, as of aristocrat oafcrs, is reflected with increased strength in the upper class, till tho whole nation appears to be struck with torpor, and inefficiency becomes noticeable, even in tho army, in which a rogiment of 3,000 mcu, all brave, all physically competent, all obedient and all abstemious, will fail to crush the resistance of a few Hcore of gnoril- as no abler than themselves.— Sjwc- ator. Cooks for the Sa]ill«m. Why not? The fact that soldiers have not always been served with well- ooked meals is hardly a good reason why the conditions of soldier life should not be improved. When sol- diers cannot do botter, they live on the country thoy camp upou. This, owevcr, is not considered a thorough- y civilized method of conducting war. The commissary tram is now expected to keep step with the march of the oldieiH. Tt is but a step in advance o spread a faiily well cooked meal jofore tho soldier as soon as possible ftcr he strikes his camp There is 10 danger that bin patriotism would >c abated by evidence on the part of he government that his period of ervice shall bo made as agreeable as ircumstances would permit. The average citizen of this day li\es much bettor than the average citizen could afford to live fifty years ago. Iis table can bo supplied with great- sr varieties of food without materially ncreasing the cost. Nothing is gain- d by btocking the cellar with one kind of food to serve us the staple the oar round. As the conditions of or- linaly Iifo improve so .should those of he volunteer, subject, of course, to he exigencies inseparable to the business of fighting. Ho cannot, take with him all the luxuries with which his home was supplied, but the luxury f fairly well cooked meals by men who know how to make the best of army supplies does not scorn beyond the means of the government.— San vo Jiul/efin. Fun Over a Ftrt<l'«« Hore ia a good story tho lato Fred- rick Douglass used to toll about him* clf: Once whon he was in Dublin ho elt very lonesome. Ho was wander- ng about the streets, whon he was at- ;racted by two violins in the window if a second-hand dealer. Fredorick ntored and asked the price of ojie of he instruments. \ Five shillings, sor,\ said the Irish dealer. ' Frederick tuuod the violin and be- an to play \ llocky Road to Dublin.\ Soon the proprietor's wifo heard tho music and ontored the rear door, Thon Frederick started in on, '' Tho Irish Washerwoman,\ and tho oouplo began to danoe for dear life. When ho musio and dancing stopped, Fred- erick tendorod tho doaler the five shil- ings, but his performance on the violin had groatly enhanced its value n the mind of the storekeeper, and, as ho hurried away to a place of se- curity, ho oxclaimod: \If ft black nagur can git such hunes out of that fiddle, I'll never sell it at any price, begorrah!\ -Buf- falo E Dr. Piorco's Golden Medical Dis- covery purifies the blood, stimulates digestive action, searohes out dis- ease-germe wherever thoy exist, and puts the whole body into a vigorous, strong and healthy condition. It builds up-solid, useful flesh, rubs out wrinkles, brightens the eyes and makes life really worth living. TdZ&0fBs& In War Time. A curly hoad was projected over th window sill into the bright moonlight \Hush dad, is that yon?\ The man fumbling at the front dooi looked up. \Yes Jimmie,\ be said, in a hoars whisper, \comedown an'lot me in.' \Sh-h-h said the boy. He drew in his head for a moment Then itjreappeared. \Ma is auibushin' on the fron stairs,\ he whispered, \ an' grandma has made a rifle pit of tho hatraek. I you try to run the door they'll do you sure.\ \ What am I to do, Jimmie,\ groan ed the man. \Sneak said the boy, \an' lie low. Retreat an' throw 'em off tho scout. If you don't, they'll double you up, and bushwack you sure. Ma has got a broomhandle, and gramma's got a bodslat.\ \ Can't I try tho collar?\ asked the man. The boy's head was thrust still fur- ther into the moonlight. \No said the boy, \tho cellar'^ mined. You withdraw without con- fusion and pretty soon I'll sneak down and unlock tho door under the back stoop. Then yon make a pussy footed dash and storm the passage.\ \ Capital,\ said the man. \You're a good boy, Jimmie.\ The man cautiously drew back from the porch stops. \Say dad,\ he shrilly whispered, \what's the prizo money for this? What do I get?\ \You know what you wanted,\ whispered the man, as ho backed away. \Do I get it?\ \ Yes.\ The man disappeared and tho boy drew in his head. From the region below came gusty murmurs of baffled vengeance.— Cleve- land f'taindealcr. THE SUCCESSFUL R.EMKDV FOT NASAL CATARRH must bo non-irritating, easy of ap- plication, and one that will by its own action reach tho inflamed and diseased surfaces. ELY'S CREAM BALM combines the important requisites of quick ac- tion and specific curative powers with perfect safety to tho patient. This agreeable remedy has mastered ca- tarrh as nothing else has, and both physicians and patients freely con- edo this fact. All druggists cheer- fully acknowledge that in it the acme of Pharmaceutical skill has been reached. The most distressing symp- toms quickly yield to it. In acute ases the Balm imparts almost in- stant relief. BY ABSORPTION. Catarrhal sufferers should remem- ber that Ely's Cream Balm is tho only catarrh remedy which is quickly and horoughly absorbed by the diseased membrane. It does not dry up the secretions, but changes them to a lim- pid and odorless condition, and final- y to a natural and healthy character. The Balm can be found at any drug store, or by sending 50 cents to Ely Brothers, 5G Warren St., New Yorw, t will be mailed. Full directions with each package. Cream Balm opens and cieanses tho nasal passages, allays inflammation, thereby stopping pain in the ead, heals and protects the uioiu- >raue aud restores the souses of taste nd smell. The Bului is applied di- ectlv into the nostrils. A traveller meeting a settler near a house in the backwoods, the following colloquy occurred' \ \Whose house\- 1 \ \ Noggs.\ \ What's it built oP\ \Logs.\ \Any neighbors?\ \Frogs.\ \ What's the soil?\ \Bogs.\ \Tho climate?\ \Fogs.\ \What do you eat?\ \nogs.\ \ How do you catch them?\ \Dps.\ _ PITA.-SENSE. — It stands to reason hat Dr. Agnew's Liver Pills will crowd out of the market many of the nauseous old timers. A better med- cine at less than half the price is all he argument needed to keep the de- aud what it has been—phenomenal —40 doses for 10 cents. They euro Sick Headache, Biliousness, and alluy 11 stomach irritations. At all drug- ists.—58. Sold by C. W. Brood and C. W. Hydo, Druggists. 8tlll In the Lead. ' Is it true, auntie, that you have ofusod Blakem every year for the last 0 years?\ \Yes my dear.\ \ Do you mind tolling me why?\ \ Not at all. The first time I refused im I told him that he was not good mough for me, and I'm not the woman o admit that he has grown better any aster than I havo.\— Deh'Oit Free 'rc8$. ROVAL Baking Powder Host healthful leavener in the world. Goes farther. VOYAL BAKINQ POWDCR CO , NEW YORK. lng 8beep In Cornfields. A man who has tried it greatly fav- ors pasturing sheep in fields of grow- ing corn. The time to start them iu is after the corn has been laid by and the ears have begnn to form. There are at that time, as farmers know to their sorrow, great stalks and patches of cat- tail and othor wood pests that choke tho grain plants and make it uncom- fortable to go along the rows. Theso the sheep clean out better than a rake could do. They devour the weeds, seeds and all, and grow fat on thon^i The time they arc turned into the cornfield is after pastures havebecomo a little dry and short, and the chan^o is agreeable to then. They do not touch the corn unless it in short and stunted and the ears are in conse- quenco near enough to the ground for them to reach. In the rich flat lands of the corn belt the stalks at the point where the ears begin aro usually out of reach of the sheep Tho shady corn blades keep the fhes off the sheep. The cornfield is au excellent place in which to put the lambs after they havo been taken away from their mothers. They get fat and are cunteut. AU sLeep should, however, be removed from the cornfield at night.' They lie down and break the stalks if they aro not. The cornfield pasture lasts from the last of August to the 1st of Decem- ber in most localities. When the stomach and bowels aie wrong, what booms a mere trifle, blocks the whole system. Every part of the body feels the effects of a little constipation The head aches, tho month tastes bad, the stomach is dis- tressed, tho liver is congested and tor- pid: you feel sluggish and miserable and downhearted, the energies aro completely paralyzed—all for want of a little help to regulate tho stomach and bowels. What yon want is Dr. Piorco's Pleasant Pellety. They will make you regular and you keep so: they act in a comfortable, natural way not violently but surely. Thoy give he intestines power to niovo natural- ly; and also tone the stomach and iver. You don't become a slave to heir use, they cure you so you stay :urod. If a druggist makes more money on some violent purging pill he may try to t>ell it to yon. Don't ct him. George Got HI* Wheel. George had wanted a bicycle for a ong time. Last year his birthday was :mhitt«red by tho fact that he did not _;et tho much coveted wheel, and so he nwaitcd the day/this time with much iinxiety. Dunug the week before he regularly aud earnestly resorted to prayer that he might have his desire granted. His paronts really feared for his faith should he again be disappointed. Therefore on the morning of his birth- day he found awaiting him by the bed- side a beautiful new wheel. When his mother entered the room, ho found him delightedly gazing up- >n it. \Well he called out cheerfully, 4 1 thought tho Lord wouldn't have ;ho nerve to lefuse this time.\— N. V. World. EIGHTY PER CKKT ARE CATARRH SUB- JECTS. - Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Pow- dor will cure the woist of them, It has been tested a thousand times and never disappoints. It is pleasant to apply, harmless, and gives quick re- lief. Ono short puff will clear a cold rom the hoad and prevent the pos- ubility of contracting this nasty dis- ease which taints about 80 por cent, of ho whole American people. —36 Sold by C. W. Breed and C. W. lyde, Druggists. Ono colt costs as much to raise to tho iale age as 300 pigs. Tho pigs are eady to soil at a months old, the colt ot till he is 4 years old. This being he case, those who breed horses will ose money straight along unless they treed only the best stock, either draft, mddle or harness. A horse costs more han ten times as much as any other animal to make him ready for sale, iheep may be marketed at from 2 months to 2 years old, and steers may >e made to weigh 1,000 pounds at a year ofd, and sold for a good price. SKILL OF DOCTORS TESTED. Fifteen Years of Suffering. \1 thought I should surely die.\ When the stomach begins to fail In Ha duties, other organ* speedily become affected in »ympathy, and life ia »imply a burden almost unbearable. Indigestion and dyspepsia are so common that only the sufierer from theme diseases knows the possibilities of misery that inhere in them. A typical example of the sufferings of the victim of Indigestion is furnished in the case of John C. Pritchard. He went on for fifteen years, from bad to worse In spite ot- doctors he grew constantly weaker, and thought he would die. He got well, however, and thus relates his experience: \ Por fifteen years I was a great sufferer from Indigestion In Its worst lorms. I tested th* skill of many doctors, bnt grew worse and worse, nntil 1 became so weak I could not walk fifty yards without having to sit down and rest. My stomach, »ver. and heart became affectedMnd I thought I would surely die. I tri«d»r. T. C. Ayer's Pills and they helped me right away. I continued their use and am now entirely well. X tfan't know of anything that will so quickly relieve and cure the terrible sufferings of dyspepsia as Dr. Ayer's Pills.\—JOHN C. PRITCHAXD, Bfodie, War- rcn Co., w. C. This case is not extraordinary, either in the severity of the disease or the prompt and perfect cure performed by Dr. Ayer's Pills Similar results occur in every case where Dr Ayer's Pills are used. '\They helped me right away\ is the common expression of those who have used them. Here is another testimony to the truth oi this statement:. \I formerly suffered from indigestion and weakness of the stomach, bnt since I began the use of Dr. J. C. Ayer'a Pills. I have the appetite of the farmer's boy. I am *6 years of age, and recommend all who wish to.be free from dyspepsia to take one of Dr. Ayer's Pills an»r dinner, till their digestive organs ara In good order.'Ww. SJKINKK, Grant, Neb. X>* Ayer's Pills offer the safest and swiftest relief from constipation and all its attendant ills. They cure dixstaess, nausea, heartburn, palpitation, bad breath, coated tongue, nervousness, sleeplessness. biHousneM, and a score of other affections that are, after all, only the signs df a more deep rooted disease. You can find more information about Dr. Ayer'a Pills, and the diseases they have cured, in Ayer's Cure- book, a atory of cures told by the enred. 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