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1 il 1o all yon FnjJKt," lm k:ii1 to
Laitm, "ami whether you wish it or nut.
I Bin very Ki'iiieful."
Sim lowtTcil Iut eyes muler liis look of
(.'ratitult ami then went N-luw.
As m;i as it k'"'v dark M.uk lutein 1
for tint Mi.;il. I: cnine a fi'W iniimti s
hi'iore nine n'clm k. Mrs. Kaiii h.i'l re
inaiin'il in ill . i r I i r up to tli.it moment,
when bh; Vi-iit iipKtitir to j,'it homo arti
cle necc w.ty lo a piece of work sli was
li time- Laura followed lur, turning out
tint lights I'V tlm way ami keeping on up
to tin) attic
Within a few H-coml aflrr hvt knock
Mark w;r ile.M-etulini,' tlm utairs and in a
twinkling was in t,u parlor. Not half
a tiiiniitM i lapi-il hi t ween t lie signal ami
bin arrivil there.
It wim i.ot long lirfort) Mrs. Fain whs
lii'iinl Kropiiik' about upHiaus in tlii'ilark,
wanting to know who hail turned out
the lights ami railing on u wrvant to re
light them. Winn h!id entereil tin) par
lor alio wan mil prised to wh liiriliuiKlitcr
in company with u Ht ranker, who was
Mainline, hat in haml, iih though lie had
just conn) in from without.
"Maiiuna,"haid Laura, with her heart
in her throat, hut with the most assured
of iniioceiit tones, "this is a gentleman
"lihi'tt," supplied Mark.
"Mr. Khett, of"
Any old Virginia or South Caroliim
tianii) was quite enough to iiiKiire a wel
come, from Mrs. Fain. Without waiting
to hear what lm might nay further or mi
account of how he canio to lie there ho
suddenly, she said:
"Tin pleased to wo you, sir; nro yo'i
related to Iht) lihetts, of South Caro
lina?" "We all caini) of the same main Mem,
madam," said Mark, assuming the toiio
of a southern p'lil leinan.
"Mr. Hhett is traveling, mamma. I In
Bays that that"
"I am looking for mines, madam.
You may not know it, but you are in
the center of a rich mineral region."
It is pleasant to hear that fortune
may come hihui, and Mrs. Fain wan
evidently mncli pleaseil at the informa
tion. "Indeed!" nlie said calmly.
"Yes, madam, I have Wen looking
for ore. 1 presume I need not say
whether in government interest or not;
we must have cannons, you know."
"Government oflicera are not IkmukI
to disclose their identity or their objects,
"I have tieen prosjiectin;. madam, and
m separated from my party owing to
the stupidity of the driver of the vehicle
which contains my crucibles and chem
icals. I appeared at your door and your
daughter was kind enough to ask me
in not snrprisinif, considering your far
famed Tennessee hospitality."
"Yon are quite welcome, sir."
Mark lmweil low, with his hand on his
heart, like a South Carolina gentleman
of the old school.
"Have you Hupped?" asked Mrs. Fain.
"Yes, madam; I succeeded in getting
a meal by the way. A poor one, indeed
ft very poor one, with burned beans for
roffee. Dut since the almlition Lincoln
government has violated all rules of
rivili.ed warfare by this cruel blockade
' intending to starve us into subjection
1 suppose we must take what we can
get. I repeat, it. we must take what we
can get, madam."
Mark's eyes flashed with well feigned
"It is our duty to War our depriva
tions cheerfully," said Mrs. Fain. "We
tdiall gain our iinlcH U lence at last, and
that should be an incentive."
"It should, madam, and let. me tell
you we are about to see stirring times
and great successes. This region has
become of especial military importance.
Our forces will W in front of Nashville,
perhaps Louisville, very soon, while
General Lee can't fail with such noble
men as he has in his army the very
tlower of the south the (lower of the
south, madam he can't fail, I say, to
drive the Yankees out of Virginia!"
"You are very hopefiil."
Whilo Mark was thus performing,
Laura stood with downcast eyes, and if
her mother had not been so interested
in the hopeful words of the garrulous
South Carolinian she would have uoi iced
a slow heaving of her daughter's bosom,
with here and there a slight spasmodic
"And now, madam," said Mark, "may
I lieg a night's lodging? I fear it is too
late to fitnl my party."
"Certainly, sir. Call Miranda, my
Miranda was summoned and directed
to show the gentleman to the guest
chamber on the second floor in the front
of the house.
Mark went with the servant and re
mained in his room long enough to have
made a toilet and then sauntered down
stairs. At t lie door of the parlor in
which Mrs. Fain and her daughter were
sitting, he paused, as if waiting for an
mvitatioii to enter. This was given him,
but he did not stay long. For a hot
blooded South Carolinian, he veined n,,t
to War the heat well, and manifested a
desire to get out on to the veranda. In
deed he had a wholesome dread of the
light. Besides he desired to lm where
lie could converse with Laura.
"If I may beg you to excuse me, la
dies," he said, "I will go out for a little
He strolled out into the night and
walked back and forth on the veranda,
"Laura," said Mrs. Fain, "go out and
I'titertain Mr. Ilhett. I'm afraid of the
night air myself."
"Do yon think it essential, Mamma?
"Certainly I do. South Carolinians are
especially particular ulxmt the enter
tainment of their miesls. and I wouldn't
nave ll go Ij l ....I it'.Moii ln.u Me
had Wen remiss for tl.e world."
Laura obeyed her toother and joined
the guest ou the vcrmcla.
Mark lifted his hat respectfully to her.
"The moon is rising," li-j remarked.
"I see the waxing light. If you w 11
come this way," going to the end of the
veranda, "you can see it better."
Laura followed him to the position,
where they were out of hearing.
The relief from keeping Mark con
cealed in the garret, the success of the
imposition of the spurious South Caro
liuaii on her mother, Mark's talent for
playing his part, all combined to place
Laura Fain in an exhilarated frame of
mind. Like most women she admired
daring, and like most women appre
ciated that daring in one in whom sin)
was interested in proportion to the ex
tent of tin; danger attending it.
"You - iv sale for tlm present," shi
said, h r ryes glistening in the moon
light ami u bright spot on each cheek.
"Thanks to yutir courage and ingenu
ity." "Oh, no; no! That's absurd! For you
to speak of inv co:ir.l'je! tin you know
that tin,' rei i.li ssiie-s wiih which you
put your net k into a li.il t r is as unintel
ligible to ioc as mat hematics would be to
one of our servant;."
"For the cause," said Mark, "one
"Nonsense! The cause! You love
"There is a fascination in thein, I ad
mit. So long as liieri) is one chance for
me, no matter how many there are
against me so long as I have an arm or
A weapon to light with 1 am a man.
When cornered and taken I am the veri
est coward in the world. While in prison
in Chattanooga I moaned and whined
like a frightened child. The truth is
that danger is fascinating only either bo
fore it is encountered or after it has
passed. When 1 am in it 1 want to get
out of it; when 1 am out of it 1 want to
get in it again."
"I don't believe you know the mean
ing of the word fear."
"Indeed you are mistaken. If I did
not feel fear there would be no fascina
tion in danger."
"Then you have a way with you of
making people do what yon like. When
you were here befure you fascinated all
the servants. You completely captivated
Uncle Daniel, who has talked of no one
"Daniel is a good man. He'll be of
use to me yet."
"Yes, of use to you. Yon use every
one either openly or by deception. I
almost fancied you were professor
somebody, just now, when you were de
ceiving poor mamma. You reminded
me of Mephi.stopheles for all the world."
"You flatter," said Mark in irony.
"You are Mephistopheles. You conii?
hero and compel me to harbor you. You
are seeking to injure the canse 1 favor,
and I give you my brother's clothes,
when that brother is fighting for that
cause. Why do 1 not send for some one
to come and take you?"
"On account of your native loveli
ness." "You are a very devil."
"I never regarded myself a saint."
"And the worst of it is," she went on,
her eyes sparkling all the while, and
talking rapidly, "that such deviltry is
especially fascinating to me. I would
love to be a man. I would do what you
do. I would belong to the cavalry. I
would be a scout. I would W a"
"Anything I had the courage to be. I
would delight in battles, in charges, in
The exclamation was occasioned by a
horseman who had approached while
!hey were talking. Thy had not no
ticed him till he had opened the gatn am
was half way between it and the house.
Laura sank into a seat; all color left her
cheeks and her heart seemed to slop
"Don't be frightened," said Mark
bending over her and whispering in her
rar. "It is only a private soldier. Ib
is not after me, and if he is hecan'i
Mark left her and advanced to the rail
of the veranda.
"Can you tell me how fyar 'tis ter
Cliattenoogy?" asked the mall.
"About two miles, 1 reckon, as the
crow Mies; three or four really."
".straight 'iong up the road?"
"I'm a courier. 1 be'n carryeu dis
patches: but 1 didn't go this way."
"Well, you just keep tho road and
you'll get through all right. Any news
from the front?"
"Don't know any. I be'n away from
Cliattenoogy two days."
"Well, you haven't far to go."
"Good night, sir."
Mark went back to Laura. She had
not recovered from her fright, ami In
was obliged to wait a few moments W
fore he could get a word from lu r.
"1 suppose you think me a dreadful
coward, she said at last. "After all
I'm only a woman."
"Not cowardly for yourself; for a poor
devil whose neck is in a halter."
"Yes, I'm only a girl, but 1 own the
life of a brave man, a soldier, a reckless
monster, a fiend, a spy."
"There are no more words to express
what I mean.
"Laura," called Mrs. Fain, "if you're
going to stay out any later you'd better
get a shawl.
"I'm going in, mamma."
They walked into the house together
Mr. Khett. of South Carolina, made a
few commonplace remarks to Mrs. Fain
and then begged to be excused, as he
had been prospecting during the day
and was very tired. He bowed low to
the ladies and then went lip stairs.
inn next mormnir Mark lient-in"
tap at the door got out of Wd and
opened it cautiously. As was natural
under the circumstances, he saw danger
in everything that occurred. He half
exacted to see through the slight open
inir he at irst rmJ tia no.vle of a re-
ion ... . tj ui l.jui. li ...
n very hi, t si;,nt. It was a large
tumbler, .a straw in it. ou a silver
tray in tin- bauds of a negro.
"Mrs. F.. ;n's compliments, sail." and
he handed Mark a mint julep.
"A a!" exclaimed Mark, with intense
"I'resent my compliments to your
mistress, and tell her 1 jierceive with
pleasure that this noble Virginia cus
tom has found its way into Tennessee,
as it, has lm:g ago into South Carolina."
"There are alleviating circumstances
even in the life of a spy," said Mark,
contemplating the beverage, "uncertain
as that life is. Why will man not al
ways be a philosopher? Here I am in a
beautifully furnished room: have been
sleeping between the whitest linen, on
the sollest of beds. I arise and behold
this delicate attention on tho part of my
hoste.-s, who, if she should know who 1
am, would bring a dozen bayonets to
hedge mi) in, and I should be waving in
the soft summer breeze at the end of a
hemp cord in twelve hours. But she
does not know who 1 inn, and, consid
ered philosophically, 1 am Mr. Khett. of
South Carolina, ami in clover. Here's to
Private Mark Malone, poor devil!"
However, Mark desired to keep his
head cool, considering the circumstances,
and contented himself with a few swal
lows of the julep, and after completing
his toilet joined the ladies at the break
fast table. He praised Mrs. Fain's fried
chicken ami light biscuit and corn
bread, and was alsmt to give tho coffee
a few words of encomium when, tast
ing it beforehand, be discovered the pro
vailing chicory. So he entered upon a
tirade against the blockade, and ended
by hoping that Abe Lincoln would at
last be hanged higher than Hainan, a
reference that gave him a disagreeable
sensation about the neck and caused
Laura's bosom to heave tumultuously.
The comforts surrounding Mark, the
kindness of his hostess, and above all
the presence of a girl whose bosom
seemed to contain such volcanic forces
as would best hanniiiiuo with one
whose chief object in life seemed to W
to get himself hanged, conspired to make
him feel a safety that he should not have
felt under the circumstances. He had
been campaigning for a year, during
which period he had experienced no
greater comfort than a McClellan sad
dle, and the women of the country
through which he had passed had not
received him with any marked evidences
of pleasure. Is it to be wondered that
he felt approximate content if one can
feel content whose neck is in a halter
in the Fain manor house?
Lint Mark had something else on his
mind which he knew was of more im
portance than his own safety, though
its value, if he should possess it, would
m deiendent on that safety. He wanted
some indication of where the enemy
would strike. He was not so foolhardy
as to think of going back to Chattanooga
himself, but he resolved to send a mes
senger. If he could rind some oue to go
to town that, day. the latest news could
be brought, him in the evening. Then
he would assume a disguise and be oil in
After breakfast he took his pipe and
went out to smoke in the yard. Ho
sauntered around to the barn and found
Daniel at work upon the horses.
"Daniel," he said, "good morning."
"Morueu, sah," said Daniel, eying him
"Nice lot of stock von have here, Dan
iel." "Yes. sah: fine stock."
"And 1 see you take good care of them.
That pony shines as if his coat had been
"Dat Missie. Laurie pony, sah."
"Ah! It's a fine animal. And is that
Mark was standing very near Daniel,
and suddenly turned and looked him in
the eye, knowingly.
"Daniel," said lie, "are you all right on
the cause of freedom?"
"Keckon I air, sah."
"Siipposu yoti bad a chance to favor
that cause, the cause w hich if it tri
umphs will make all darkies free, would
you do it?"
"Keckon 1 would, siih."
"Well, suppose a I'nioii man were to
ask you to"
"Yo" couuterance air berry faliliar to
"Do I look like Mr. Slack?"
"God bress the Lo'd! 1 wonder if yo'
air Mr. Slack?"
"Or the colored girl who came here
the other night." Mark asked in a low,
"IV de Lo'd!"
"Never mind who 1 am, Daniel. I'm
a Union man. Now I want you to go
into Chattanooga and learn all you can
of the latest army news. Don't trust
your own eyes, but ask people what's
going on. 1 want to know if troops are
leaving Chattanooga, and if so, where
they are going. Here are ten dollars.
Buy some things for the old woman and
the children, and ask questions of other
people I mean, not me."
"Trns" me fur dat," said the old man,
and going to the stable he began to har
ness a horso to the family wagon.
When Mark finished smoking he went
into the house. He passed into the li
brary, where he found Laura. She
seemed to feel easier than hen Mark
had been up stairs, but she was in con
tinual dread. Mark asked her to sit on
a sofa facing one window while he sat
facing another. "Theu we'll have the
position enfiladed." he said.
Laura did not understand what that
meant, but she did as he desired.
They sat thus without suffering the
watch to relax during three delightful
hours delightful notwithstanding the
danger Mark was in. Laura wanted an
account of his adventures in Chatta
nooga and he gave it. When Rhe came
to Souri's part in his escape Laura was
visibly affected: indeed so intensely
were her feelings wrought upon by this
portion of the story that she started at
every Round, realizing, the more per
fectly that Mark's neck was still in jeop
ardy. Then came an account of the trial; the
inarch to t.he courtroom: the vii;int'
lor ine counsel; tne arrival
Cameron Filz Hugh.
"Captain Cameron Fitz Hugh!"
Then it was all out that Laura's lover
had defended the spy, and Laura con-
fesKPfl thur. uha vnn Pitv lTnrli'.i lu.- I
In the midst of the excitement attend
ing all this Mrs. Fain entered carrying a
Rilver tray, on which was a basket of
cake and a decanter and glasses.
"A little luncheon may not W amiss,
Mr. Khett," she said. "I don't know
your South Carolina customs in such
matters, but my daughter and I occa
sionally take a biscuit at this hour."
Mark rose and faced about. His hand
went to his heart and he bowed low.
Laura, too, rose and stood looking at her
"Madam." said Mark, "can I ever for
get this kindness?"
"If you will discover the ore you seek
on our property I shall feel amply re
paid," said the lady sententious)-,
"Trust ine, madam, I will have dili
gent search mailt,'."
"Are you a geologist?"
"None but a geologist would be hunt
ing for ore in the government service."
Mark stood with the stem of a wine
glass between his thumb and finger, ap
propriating to himself such iinpresse
inent as would naturally fill the breast
of a South Carolina geologist hunting
for iron with which to make cannons for
"That is a fascinating study," re
marked Mrs. Fain, who was a great
reader and a very intelligent woman.
Now Mark, though an educated man
and born to a taste for the sciences, un
fortunately knew less about the profes
sion he had temporarily adopted than
"There are some curious geological
facts," Mrs. Fain went, on, "which al
ways interest me. I was reading yester
day that a famous geologist has said that
centuries I have forgotten how many
were consumed while Niagara fall.)
were wearing their way from Lewiston
to the present site. How long was it,
professor? I'm sure you have that title."
"It could not have been less than five
hundred years, madam," said Mark, lay
ing great stress on the figures as some
"Five hundred? I thought it wan
something like twenty thousand!"
Mark perceived that he had made a
gross blunder, but it would never do foir
him to acknowledge it.
"I am aware," he said, "that such is
the opinion of a certain school of geolo
gists with more assurance than brains.
I refer to those scoffers who are contin
uously trying to find evidence against
the Mosaic account of creatiou, but I re
gard their position untenable."
There tras a pleased look on Mrs. Fain's
countenance. She belonged to the Bap
tist deuomiuation, and believed thor
oughly that the world was made in six
days of twenty-four hours each.
"Professor," she said, withdrawing
from the room at the same time, "1 trust
that you will remain in the neighbor
hood a long wliile, and I beg you to honor
us by making this house your home in
the meantime "
Mark was standing with a half filled
glass of wine in his left hand, wliile his
right was on his heart. Mrs. Fair; made
her exit through the door by which she
had come, opening intothe dining room.
As the door closed Mark was bending to
the floor, admirably represeiingaSonth
Carolina gentleman of the oTeii time.
He heard soinething like a low cry
naif surprised, half terror from Laura.
Turning quickly toward her he saw her
eyes fixed in a stare on some object at
the door opening into the hall. Another
turn of his head and there stood the fig
ure of Captain Cameron Fitz Hugh.
Twice before had Mark seen that face,
once when Fitz Hugh had approached
the Fain house the morning Mark had
left it for Chattanooga, and once when
the young Confederate had defended
him at the trial.
No sooner had Captain Filz Hugh laid
eyes on Mark's face than he recognized
the spy he had defended at Chattanooga.
Professor," he said coolly, "you ar
Mark turned scarlet, and then ashy
pale. For a moment it seemed that his
legs would not support him. It required
time for liim to collect himself to make
any reply whatever.
"Since yon me so good at extricating
yourself from ilifliculties, you have a
finoopportunity toshow your skill now."
Fitz Hugh spoke with his hand on tin
handle of his pistol. "May I trouble
you to throw up your hands, professor?"
"It is not necessary" said Mark. "I
A picture of bis certain fate Hashed
across his mind, and hu wished Fit:'.
Hugh would shoot him.
"On your word of honor?"
"Why do you ask such a qnesti ni?
You know that I am an arch deceiver."
' "At any rate, you are a gentleman.
Never mind throwing up your hands."
Meanwhile Mark had been giving his
heart time to cease thumping, and h id
gathered his wits.
Laura remained silent, staring at them
both as though she had lot her reason.
Had sho a hundred things to say her
tongue could not have been made to
Mark turned t.nvard Fitz Hugh and
looked him square in the face. lie had
conceived an idea; a forlorn hope, it is
true, still a hope. (Juick to discern peo
ple's peculiarities, he had gott"ti an in
sight into Fitz Hugh's character when
that officer had defended him at Chatta
nooga. He now resolved to take advan
tage of that knowledge.
"Captain." he said, "notwithstanding
the K)sition in which you saw me a few
days ago, not withstanding the painful
situation in which you see me now, yon
have on both occasions done me the
honor to consider me a gentleman. I
assume to a perception in this respect
not less keen than yours. Indeed so
sure am I oi t he delicacy, the refinement
of your instincts, that 1 feci perfectly
safe under this roof,"
"How so?" asked Fitz Hugh, surprised.
"1 am the guest of that young lady."
Mark stood with his arm outstretched,
his linger .pointing to Laura Fain. Luuih
gavp a giance ai .uarK as tie spoKe, wlncn
caught the eye of Captain Fitz Hugh.
It contained admiration, devotion. Fitz
Hugh gazed from oue to the other with
out a word.
"I need not explain further, captain,"
Mark added. "A gentleman cannot mis
take my position; only a gentleman can
"You mean, sir," said Fitz Hugh,
"that I cannot honorably enter this
house and profit or cause my country to
profit by what I find here without the
consent of the inmates."
"Mrs. Fain is the acknowledged head
of this house, and she is evidently de
ceived. But I concede to Miss Fain tin
right to speak fur her. I acknowledge
Miss Fain's right to hold me to this
secret, if any one has such a right. But
when Miss I'aiu shall lia.'e been fully
advised of all tne facts"
"Pardon me; she knows all you
"Then when Miss Fain shall have
duly considered the interests of lur
country I am quite sure she will give
The attention of both men became
fixed upon Laura, for it was evident
that she would be called upon to make
a decision between her ci untry and her
lover on the one hand a.,d the defense
less Union spy on the other. She was
standing near 'he sofa ou which she.
hinl been sitting, steadying herself by
resting her hand on tho back of a chair.
It was a moment of intensest feeling to
all three. La ira knew the sterling
worth, the high sense of honor and
duty of her lover. She knew that if she
held him to secccy he would consider it
evidence that she permitted her interest,
in the spy to overwhelm her sense of
duty. And would he not attribute her
protection to soinething more tender
than an ordinary interest? Fitz Hugh
realized her position; indeed there
seemed to Hash into both of them the
feeling that her decision would lie be
tween two men her lover and tho
Federal spy. With Mark it was a ques
tion of life or death.
"Miss Fain Laura," said Fitz Hugh,
speaking slowly and impressively, ".(
ask your permission to give up this im
postor pardon me. sir, for the plainnesa
of my language; it is essential thisspy,
who desires to carry information north
to the detriment of our country; who
seeks the defeat of our cause the cause
in which your brother is every day risk
ing his life; lastly though this may be
a matter of small importance thecanse
for which I, your lover, would lay down
my life as I would lay it down for you.
It seems to me that it is a question be
tween your duty and your inclination,
Does it seem so to you?"
"Then tell ine, may I send for a guard
to take him?"
Laura's eyes shown like those of a
tigress at bay. In a firm, clear voice,
For a fo.v nioineii s there was the
stillness of leath.
"She has decided in your favor, sir,"
aid Filz Hugh, whose color left bis
cheek when Laura spoke the little word
that decided his and Mark's fate. "You
have nothing to fear from me." Then
turning to Laura:
"I can understand the motive, the
temptation. The act remains."
"You may consider yonrself released
from all ties with one whose act you do
not approve." said Laura.
"Be it so," and he turned to go.
Mark sprang forward and seized him
by the wrist.
"My God. this shall not be! You be
lieve that this is due to more than an
ordinary womanh interest in Miss Fain
forme. It is not so. 1 swear to you, on
the honor of a gentleman and a soldier,
that Miss Fain has manifested no other
feeling than one of commiseration for a
man hunted for bis life."
"Your words do you credit, sir. Miss
Fain, will you make my adieus.to yolir
mother? And I leave it to you to im
part to her whatever, if anything, you
may have to say as to the reason for my
farewell to you."
H turned quit kly and left the room.
CHA PTF.lt XVIII.
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"Ynu vn In a iinitUnntn, nul I ttir poor
Mark's first impulse lifter Fitz Hugh's
departure was to leave the house at
once. He tried to say something to
Laura to soothe her. to excuse his own
unfortunate part i i her brei king with
her lover. Ib colli I only go to her and
taking her hand !;issed it without a
word. Tien he told her that he should
take the ri-k of capture and depart in
stantly. He was discoursing upon the method
of his depi.-lnre in '.nick, exe,ted tones,
when a hoiseniau e itered tiie yard, and
riding up ! the vtramla diew a letter
from his Inft and handed P, to a negro
who wont out to n I'eive it. It was for
Mrs. Fain. It had Wen sent through
the lines from Nashville, wheM her hus
band was lying daigerously ill, and
begged her to i:oiu 'o him.
After its jH-riisal Mrs. Fain determined
to set out 1 iie next day, taking with her
hrr daughter and the maid Ali'v, Daniel
would drive tiicm.
You have noticed
that some houses always seem to need
repainting ; they look dingy, rusted,
faded. Others always look bright,
clean, fresh. The owner of the first
"economizes" with "cheap" mixed
paints, etc.; the second paints with
The first spends three times as much
for paint in five years, and his build
ings never look as well.
Almost everybody knows that good
paint can only be had by using strictly
pure White Lead. The difficulty is
lack of care in selecting it. The fol
lowing brands are strictly pure White
Lead, "Old Dutch " process ; they are
standard and well known established
by the test of years:
"Southern" "Red Seal"
For any color (other than white) tint
the Strictly Pure White Lead with
National Lead Company's Pure White
Lead Tinting Colors, and you will have
the best paint that it is possible to put
on a building.
For tale by the most reliable dealers In
If you are going to paint, it will pay you
to send to us for a book containing informa
tion that may save you many a dollar ; it
will only cost you a postal card to do so.
NATIONAL LEAD CO.,
1 Broadway, New York.
St. Louis Branch,
Clark Avenue and Tenth Street.
AND OTHER DISORDERS OF THE KIDNEYS
CAN BE PERMANENTLY CURED BV USING
DR. J. H. MCLEAN'S
LIVER AND KIDNEY
It Is a safe and unfailing remedy for all
Kidney Troubles, Liver Disorders
and Female Irregularities
Price One Dollar Per Bottle.
Tbe Dr. J. II. McLean Medicine Co.,
ST. LOU13, MO.,
ririif an 1 bi'U'Hifitfi tint hair,
i'miiitili-i a luiuihitit (rn.th
Never Fails 1 3 UpHtuie Gray
Hmr to Us Youthful Color.
Curvi arkii tlr'tM- &. hair UlhiLg.
x-.an'l t a' Pru'vicf
Th Consumptive and Feeble ami an h
tuMiTfr-Mii rthaiiitniK iIim'IM'n Iuik1 u- Fur k or 'a Oinger
Tonic, It nirratlK worn! loupi, Nrnkl kl', I h-bilili . ln-
difioD, Friualr Wfaktifns. Klii'miiutiinttii(i rain. Site, k f I.
HINDERCORNS. The only tur cure for fWna.
"HP, TH CURE OF
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' ' .. SOT.UI-'T.E MEDICATED PASTILLES'. -
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When you can be Cured
Thousands nro s'.ilTcrin with
t'n: nid Liver-tho symptoms are
. k jhcs.iwn f Spirits. Indices.
.mi. Constipation, Headache
;. Sanford's Liver Invioratur
; a reliable remedy for Liver
,ii:;oruers. It cures tlvusands
kvery year; why lint try
ir. Sanford's Liver Jnviyorator?
Your lirugUt. will supply you.
Wi'iilliiT ri'pni l fur tin- month il
Mean ti'iiipi'raliiic, IS .t.
Mi-an max. tciiipiTatiiiT,:(7.:i; mean
Mixiimiin ti-mpiTiitiiiv. '-;
HMIi. . t
Minimum ti'inpi-i alntc, '.'il; la1,y
"71 li 'V
Total prccipialioii, l.L'l; inches.
No. of clear il.tjs.Ji; partly cloiully
!.'; cloud) . "; on which .HI or more
precipitation fell II.
Prevailing wind direction, orlh
Tolal snowfall during the month
Kates of sleet. II, lit, L':t mid Tt.
K'emarlxal.le lliiindi-r storm of the
'.'Till accompanied wild henvy
liyliteniiio- imd thunder, hut no
no rain only snow and sleet.
Little rain the 7tli a. in. (he tem
perature was then 111). Snow han
heen known to fall at 4'.'. The aver
age mean temperature for Un
tile three winters just past was Hi.d
The coldest which the records show
was lll.ii of the year Ihnj imi
also the coldest month Wiis J ;nl.
ruary, 1vi'.. it heiny 0.11.
Hi inw- your joh work to this ollici
lor hrst class work.
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