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THE WEALTH MAKERS.
Novemter 20, 1894.
A MODERN MARTHA
BY MATE MAITLAND.
It was a mild sunny day in January.
Thp sparrows flitted hither and thither,
hopped and chirped, while one younger
and less experienced niusthavesuggeHted
that the time for home-building had
come, or have proposed some other
absurd plan, for he was certainly being
scolded or ridiculed by those sparrows
who could boHst of many years of spar
row life and experience, and who were
evidently Teiiing him - in frrent!y
their two enemies, the Northwest wind
and Jack Frost, made their appearance
even after the middled January.
All Camden seemed to rejoice in the
bright sunshine; thechildren romped and
sung as they went back and forth from
1'oor, lame Nannie from the hospital,
Mrs. Benhnm and Clarence, whoconsiders
himself very fortunate in his seldom
granted privilege of accompanying his
mother, mny be seen among those who
are out enjoying the sunshine.
Nannie w.th her wan, patient face as
she takes deep draughts, of the warm,
fresh air in search of health, contrasts
strangely with Mrs. Hen ha in who is walk
ing a few step in advance.
A very gsod and observing man com
ments thus to himself as he passes them:
"She doesn't look like she need search
for health or wealth or for any blessing
that this world can provide. But "ah,
rich lady, it may be your fate to hear
these words: "Thou in thy lifetime re
ceivedst thy good things; but poor little
forlorn and friendless Nannie, you will
without doubt be comforted."
"It is so warm," observed one lady up
on Rose Hill to another, "that it seems
like the rosea ought to bloom soon."
Rose Hill is a suburb of Camden. It was
called Rose Hill because scarcely a cot
tage (all the houses are cottages there)
but has a rose-tree clambering over its
porch or window, or both. There are
red roses, pink roses, white roses and
all colors and varieties of roses to be
seen in the spring-time and early sum
mer. The little cottage at the corner of Pros
pect and thirteenth streets fucing north
is a perfect bower of roses in June; lor
the house is surrounded by porches over
which pink roses grow; while in the front
yard there is a quantity of those dear,
old-fashioned blush roses seen at every
country home years ago.
The house is built very near the street
on the west and front sides; a grape
arbor extends from the northeast corner
of the house to the edge of the lot. The
small front yard is well filled with cherry
trees. Although they are not so orna
mental as the trai seen in her neighbor's
front yard, yet Maria Austiu has always
found them very profitable.
All the space back of the arbor and in
the bark yard, except for narrow walk.is
planted in garden in the summer time.
In this garden John Austin had been
accustomed to work early in the morn
ing before his day's work was begun, and
late in the evening. The care of the gar
den he had called play, with Beth to help
him; and as Maria had brought out her
chair and had held little Rob, they had
talked and had planned, how to plant
the little garden to the best advantage,
what improvements, and how they were
to be made in the little house, how they
could spend their small sum of money to
the best advantage. They had talked
everything over relating to their little
And then John had told Maria of the
questions that he had heard discussed:
how some of the men had talked much
about the difficulties between organized
labor and capital; how the government
was being controlled by corporations;
the merciless greed of banking institu
tions; ih national banking system; and
how in many cases the workingman was
losing his right to think and act as he
chose, for feur of offending his employer
and thus loxintfhis position.
They had discussed some of these ques
tions a little themselves; but they had
thoutiht that the danger was so remote
as to be little feared; they had looked up
on it something as some people look up
on death, something that is inevitable
yet afar off; but all trouble had seemed
very far away, so Maria had read to
John as he worked and they had talked,
had planned, had sang and been very
There were perennial shrubs planted
around the outer edgeof the garden near
the fence. These plants were gooseberries,
currants, asparagus and a small straw
berry bed. The plum trees were planted
in the poultry yard; "the poultry will
not injure the plums," John had said,
"while the trees will furnish shade
through the warm summer days, and it
will be an economy ol space. o tney
had planted plain ad crab trees in the
All the available space had been utilized.
John had even tried the experiment of
building long narrow boxes and piscine
them upon posts for those vegetables
tha; only required a small depth of earth;
thete boxes he placed near the well.
Upon that part of the yard next to the
alley was placed the house and yard for
the poultry; and also the shed for Jersey
and Beth's Nannie-goat whose kids furn
ished the tenderest and juiciest of meat
lor winter use.
As Maria stands looking out into the
bright sunshine she thinks of their little
garaen; now nara tney nave woricen, ana
how bountifully tlieirpiaiitshnveyieldwl.
As she thought of her well-filled cellar
cupboard, with its cans of cherries,
strawberries, plums, crabapples, grapes,
melons and citrons, all put up in different
ways, and her many glasses of jelly, and
the quantity of vegetables that they had
stored in the cellar, all of which were the
products of their toil and that very fruit
ful garden, it added another deep regret
at their loss. ,
Then she thinks of the duties that are
nearest; not being able to see even one
day ahead she enters the house and
gathers up the dishes very carefully,
carries tbem to the sink and washes
' them and then places them in a ver?
neat cupboard in the pantry.
The kitchen is large, with kalsomined
wall tinted a peach blow color; it is some
of John's own work; although he is a
carpenter by trade, he can paint, put on
naoer and kalsomine quite as well as a
professional. There are two copies of
Rosa Bonheur's pictures that Marin has
cut out of the illutrated papers, which
John's cousin Martha often sends them.
These have been carefully framed. The
frames you might wonder at, for they
are certainly very pretty and quite inex
pensive. They are simply made trom
cigar boxes which John had cnt into
small pieces. One frame being made from
heart shaped pieces, and the other from
diamond shaped ones, these were care,
fully polished, and then glued in layers
upon a large strong frame so as to com
pletely conceal it, and then the whole was
On the south side of the room is the
outer door and a window, on the east is
the pantry, while on the west there are
two doors, one opening into the cellar
and thi! other into what wn to lie lit'le
Rob's mom some day, but what is now
used as a store-room.
Maria Austin worked very rapidly. Her
work was always well planned, for she
knew what she wished to accomplish,
and had studied for years how to do her
work so as to economize time and
strength. Not an unnecessary step did
she take, neither did shehurry; butsteady
systematic work soon reduced the al
ready neat kitchen into that of a model
one; notwithstanding Robbie often left
his play and caught hold of her dress
and insisted upon toddling along alter
her, trying to help mamma, and as he
looked up in her face with unshakable
love and devotion seemed to deiimud
motherly kisses, which werecertainly not
denied; while busy Beth frequently wmit
ed help in dressing herdoll, or in untying
The lamps were cleaned, and as she
takes the brush to giveherstove a polish
she thus comments to herself: "I hope
that I shall never be compelled to econ
omize so closely that Ican'talways have
my stove nicely polished; and how glad I
am that I did that washing for Mrs. It
and bought my sweeper. 1 shouldn't
dare une the money for such purposes
now; but it does save so much time and
hard work too." She takes the broom
and brushes the edges and corners of the
rag-carjiet preparatory to sweeping the
remainder of the room with the sweeper;
and thinks how nice it is to have the
kitchen carpeted, it is so warm and con
Then she takes a pan and washes up
the small strip of oilcloth around the
stove and a neater and more convenient
kitchen with its shelves, and corner cup
boards can't be found anywhere.
Then she again gathers up her weapons
to wuge war with the misplaced particles
of mother-earth and proceeds to Beth's
Try as hard as she could, their loss
would force itself uppermost in her mind;
and the injustice ot it all would drive all
other thoughts away, and suggest the
bitter and complaining ones. "Why
should the Father of us all- allow sueh a
condition of things to exist?" but close
upon them came the better thought. "I
don't understand, but He does, und He
will put matters in their proper relations
sometime, "More faith, Oh Lord!" she
exclaimed aloud, as she clasped her hands
ulmost helplessly, "and more strength,
too." Aud yet the forbidden thoughts
would come, how John had said that Mr.
Benham had even called him lazy and
had told him to go to work and earn
some money if he wanted any; and had
been intimated that if he hadn t been a
spendthrilt he would never need to have
had a home with a mortgage upon it,
and thus have averted all the trouble for
"Wasteful, indeedf exclaimed Mrs.
Austiu, as she glanced around Beth's
room, ' 1 wonder how the banker's daugh
ter would be suited with such a room as
this; and yet," she thought as she
smiled tenderly (it was a smile that sug
gested tears), "bow well pleased little
Beth was with her simply furnished
roomt" Then a sweet, happy smile came
upon her face as she remembered how she
and John had made the different articles
of which Beth was bo proud; and how
soon she had awakened to the fact that
wee Beth would soon be a baby no long
er, when sue announced one morning:
I want a tarpet on my floor and a
pitty white sped on my bed like yours,
She bad told her husband that she
wanted to make Beth's room more cheer
ful, and that she would like to have it
complete by Juue.Beth's fourth birthday.
bo they had studied a long tune how
to procure the furnishings at the least
expeuse. The first thing that had sug
gested a possible means to the desired
end was a bug of white muslin pieces of
all sizes and shapes which careful Mrs.
Austiu had saved. She had thought of
making a crazy quilt of these by work
ing it with red embroidery cotton, and
then she remembered Beth's preference
for blue. She had thought that red
would not match blue draperies very
well, so she decided to work it with black
sewing silk; then she hem-stitched some
pillow-shams and worked a small vine in
the center with black. When the "pitty
Sped" had been completed she had begun
to puzzle about the "tarpet." She hud
used all the rags for the carpets upon the
other portions of t he house; matting was
out of the question, as they had planned
to make up all the money this year to
pay off that troublesome mortgage; she
hadn't the material with which to make
a large rug, so. she had taken some old
sugar sacks and had colored them ma
hoguuy. True they were coarse, she
thought, yei they would make the room
warmer in winter and save her a great
deal of labor both summer and winter;
besides, she knew that Beth would be
content as far as a carpet was concerned.
Then she had bought' cheap scrim for
the windows, and blue ribbons with which
to tie them; she had also draped an old
box witb blue cheese cloth for a table.
While Maria had been thus engaged
John had been just as busy as she had
been; for he had promised to provide a
tiny dresser and a commode. At first he
had been at as great jj Joss og MaHa luvi
been to make h is part oV the furnish lugs;'
tamed the promise of some spare lumber
iron) Mr. Dane for whose house he was
building an addition, aud had been given
permission to work upon and keep the
tiny furniture until Beth's birthdav.
lien Mrs Dane had learned what Mr.
Austin was making, and for whom, she
had brought un old-fashioned mirror
that had hung iu her owu little daugh
ter's room, who had died years ago, and
had given it to him, saying that he would
need a glass for the dresser.
Theu she had suddenly discovered that
Caleb's bed-room set needed repairing, so
she had ordered three times the amount
of paint that was necessary, so the
painter had said when he had come to do
the work. ;
Mr. Dane lived upon a email farm near
Camden; Caleb, the hired man. was very-matter-of-fact,
and was fifty-five years
old. He wondered what strange fancy
Mrs. Dane bad taken to famish his room
so gaily in blue; but when he had beard
"Now, Mr. Austin, there is so much
paint left I think you had better put that
shelf in the kitchen that I have wanted
so long aud let me give you that paint
to paint your little Beth's tiny bed-room
set. There was more than I needed and
I can't think of any way that I can use
it, and it is such a pitty to throw it
Caleb knew that although his mistress
was very generous, yet she was always
very careful not to wound honest pride;
he also knew of the dear little daughter
that had been laid so tenderly away
years ago, over whose grave the forget
meiiots and pansies had blossomed every
summer since; so he had ceased to won
der why he had been so highly favored
with bind furiiitsro ornamented with
lilies of the valiey and gold bands.
As John Austin had been coming
through one of the alleys on his way
home, he had stopped suddenly and had
smiled to himself us he had pu ked up an
old eoffee pot. Now an old rusty, leaky
coffee pot isn't nsually so very precious
thai it would uttract much attention
from a sane and a hungry man; but John
Austin hud been not only hungry, but
had been perfectly sane, yet he had car
ried that old coffee pot home, which Mrs.
Cotton had examined, had tried to mend
aud had thrown away as utterly worth
less. But certainly John had seen a use
for it as he carried it home and carefully
deposited it in the shed, and liad install t-
Iv lieirun to hunt the old wash basin that
M.iria had throw.it, way a few days be- by many thousand,
tore, something in the sume manner that i m. j , t j. j- a
Mrs! Cotton had th.own away her coffee Thousands of Democrats were disgust,
pot. x led with the administration and would
And after having soldered them nicely have voted the Populist ticket. Indeed'
he had taken them, the next morning to ' Bome had B0 declared themselves before
Mrs. Dane s and displayed his treasures.!., . . . , , .
"I don't see much possibilities in eithei, j 15r'ttn wa8 Benfc home Cleveland to
that old worn-out coffee-pot or wash ba-: persuade them to vote the old ticket once
sin," she had said; yet after he had ad- j more.
ministered a coot of blue paint she be- j Towards that end he called his silver
gun to realize that he had found the im- convention, for the selfish purpose of
portant part of a toilet set which she ' trading their voteB and influence for an
hud as anxiously wished for as he hud;
and by the time he had painted the lilies
of the valley upon them she had pro
nounced them beauties.
And so Beth's room had been furnished
by willing and loving hands, desirous to
make life just as happy as honest, earn
est, and prayerful effort could do.
Then Maria had smiled again as she
remembered how Beth's joy had known
no bounds on that bright June morning
wheu the roses were in blossom all over
the porches and the birds were singing,
and how Beth had danced about aud
had said :
"Oh, my room ; my pitty, pitty room ;
my pitty room I"
The other rooms were plainly and
neatly furnished; all were kalsomined a
peach blow tint exceot the sitting room,
which was neatly papered. It boasted
of the one extra vagauce of the house, an
There were copies of some of the cele
brated paintings upon the wall of some
well chosen books in a home-made book
case, a table with a red spread, cane
seated rockers, and scrim curtains were
hung at the windows.
A very plain home, but a very happy
As Maria finishes sweepingand dusting
she makes another attempt to be cheer
ful, but in spite of every effort to the
contrary the unbidden tears would flow.
Beth is busily engaged in dressing Jet,
the cat, in an old apron. He resists and
tries in vain to persuade her that old
calico aprons are not the least bit be
coming, and tries to escape by climbing
to.the back of Rob's high-chain but Beth
rushes to the rescue, scolding him all the
while and telling him that he will fall and
pump his little nose. But on suddenly
looking up she sees her mother in tears,
and leaving Jet to his fate she comes
with verv large, round, blue eyes and a
fluffy head to her mother; she is all sym
pathy, but seems amazed.
"What is tue matter, mammae sue
"I don't feel very well, dear," her
"But mammas doesn t cry," she said,
'thev inst work and take care of us ba
bies." Then, as if a newthougdt had just
come to her, she came and laid her dear,
frowsy head lovingly ngaiust her mother
and said: "If I s big, mamma, 1 could
sew Rob's dress and help you; but." she
said sadly, "I's just a little girl."
These words seemed to comfort her
mother wonderfully as she resolutely
arose and went about her duties; the
thought came to her thatshe would have
John write to his cousiu Martha; she
was accustomed to study thesequestiona
that were troubling the financial world.
to be continued.
Right Arm Paralyzedl
Saved Mm St. :Yitu$.Panc& j
teen years ui age, uau uecn lernuiy
afflicted with nervousness, and had
lost the entire use of her right arm.
We feared St. Vitus dance, and tried
the best physicians, with no benefit.
She has taken three bottles of Dr.
Miles' Nervine and has gained 31
pounds. Her nervousness and symp
toms of St. Vitus dance are entirely
gone, she attends school regularly,
and has recovered complete use of
her arm, her appetite is splendid."
MBS. B. B. BULLOCK. Brighton, N. T.
Dr. Miles' Nervine
Dr. Miles' Nervine Is sold on a positive
guarantee that the first bottle will benefit.
All druggists sell it at (1, bottles for 15, or
it will bo sent, prepaid, un receipt of price
by the Dr. Miles Medical Co.. Elkhart, Ind.
A Vigorous IiMt r From Mrs KeU
fliRTWKtt, Neb.. Nov. 19. 'Ot.
Editor Wealth Makkuh:
While greatly disappointed at the re
sult of the election there are two things
which may well cause every lover or Pop
ulist principles to rejoice, viz., the im.
possibility of Bryan going to the Un-ted
States Senate and branding the Populist
party with the infamy of his Democratic
ideas; and the defeat of his chum Boyd,
who has probably no equal for political
and private wickedness. These two
things almost content me withtheresult,
at it will make ns much stronger in 'Oti
than we would have been to have won
this election, if by doing so these noto
rious, self-seeking politicians had won
also. Thurston ia bad, but we will not
be in any manner responsible for his ac
tions; and I prefer to trust him to Bryan
who deliberately sacrificed all principle
to support Boyd, even to the suppression
in his reported speeches of Boyd's posi
tion on silver, aud labored all summer
and fall to defeat every Populist he could
not engage to work for Bryan, first,
last and all the time. I firmly believe if
Bryan had stayed in Washington or
kept his month shut and his pen still.
the Populists would huvecarriedtkestate
ottice tor Himself, lie claimed to own
soul and body of every Democrat who
believed in the free coinage of silver, and
did for a time draw them baek until he
supported Boyd, when they saw through
his selfish scheme. By his speeches and
daily paper he taught that our Popnlist
Congressmen were good enough Demo
crats for any Democrat, and disgusted
and drove thousands of Republicans
away from us who- would have voted
with us for free silver if the tariff issue
had not been talked of. They actually
came to believe there was little or no
difference between the Democrats and
Populists, and went back to the Republi
cans, li tney did tnis m other parts ot
the state as much as they did here it is a
wonder we were not beaten a great deal
W'e really deserved defeat for ever
allowing auy semblance of fusion, and I
hope the next one who speaks in favor of
any combine, or the endorsement of any
one who does not stand squarely on the
Omaha platform and believe that the
money, land and transportation ques
tions are paramount to everything else,
will be weeded out of the party, if we
have to hang them to get rid of them;
Any one who cries good Populist with
one breath and good Boyd or good
Cleveland in the next, should go speedily
to the eternal oblivion reserved for hypo
Ten thousand times better defeat than
victory with supposed obligation to such
men. If we ever win as we will when we
deserve to by educating the people to
know and do the right, we want those to
enjoy the 'spoils of office' who know that
something more is rcqpircd to ensure in
dustrial freedom than free siluer and a
little tinkering with the tariff.
If we cannot gain industrial freedom
for ourselves we can labor in the hope of
laying out a good road for our children
to obtain it. We can only do this and
support those who are fully alive to the
great issue of the land question and who
do not realize that it is mocking to speak,
of freedom of labor when the laborer has
neither access to the land to labor on,
nor the privilege of exchanging the pro
ducts of his labor with his fellow citizens
without paying tribute to , those who
monopolize the mediums of exchauge.viz.,
money and transportation.
He have much greater interests in
exchanging the products of our labor
with our fellow citizens than with the
more distant foreigners, hence it should
be our first concern.
Yours for industrial freedom,
Mns. J. T. Kellie.
John 8. Matben Oppos s Fusion
Patmyba, Neb., Nov. 1894.
Editor Wealth Makkus:
The Hon. VV. J. Bryan has issued his
manifesto to tlw public on the outcome
of the late campaign. In that same
document there are certain statements
that deserve atteution. First, his ad
mission that the public have relegated
him to the realm of private life, and as
a believer in popular sovereignty he sub
mits with as good grace as possible.
Secondly.headvocatosfusion. In the first,
the admission ia good, and deserves the
respect of all loyal law-abiding citizens;
but when he quotes Job as on authority,
I would remind him that there isanother
name, Moses, to-wit, equally potent in
history, who gave out in his legal code,
this fundamental law to the individual
members of the co umonwealth, and it is
verv siznificant when applied to the
principles of majority rule:
"Thou shalt not follow a multitude to
Thei-e w ords are very powerful, in aa
much ns the single unit of society often
vields to the bare fact, that, they cannot
stein the tide of popular expression
Therefore, it behooves us as individuals
to firHt nsk ourselves the nuestion, are
theHe majorities in the right? If so, then
like Davey Crockett, in his quaint
ai)horism,"Be sure you are right theu go
My advice in this matter is, principle
firt: men. second. This now brings me
to that most mischievous word used in
modern oolitics. "Fusion." And here 1
am sorrv to enter my protest against
the honorable gentleman's advocacy of
this principle, as it is in itself destructive
of all organization. Men adopt as their
beliefs or creeds certain fundamental
nrincinles: and if these are correct and
just no fusion oughtto be entertained for
a moment. It is misleading and tends to
destroy all faith in true principles. The
simple fact, aa to the late campaign, was
that there was no fusion, only endorse
ment. The true Republicans did not fuse
on Holcomb: they simply endorsed his
nomination. It was the same with tin
Democrats. And for any one to say that
ther was fusion, is to destroy the mean
ing and significance of words.
Trusting that the lesson on monetary
principles as given out by the Hon. W.
J. Iir.van will sink deep into the minds of
bis Democratic friends and bring them to
see that all metallic monies are a relic of
barbarism, I remain an enemy of fusion.
John S. Maiben,
' The average weekly wages paid to
female laborers of all classes in Ger
many is 83.17.
There are more chemists employed
in Pittsburg than any other city of
the United States.
The Portuguese say that no man
can be a good husband who does not
eat a gooa breakfast
In nearly all parts of the Arctic
regions food is frozen, not only for the
'purpose of preservation, but also to in
crease, as the natives believe, its nu
A man was recently chosen in Ken
tucky to act as judge at a poverty
ball and award the prize to the "worst
looking lady and gentleman." That
he escaped with, his life is a wonJer.
The greatest cavalry charge in mod
ern warfare was that of the Mame
lukes at the battle of Heliopolis
March 20. 1800, when 20,000 horsemen
hurled themselves in vain on the
French infantry and artillery.
John Seely, a hero of the Crimean
war, nnd who had the Crimean and
Turkish medals died lately at Bir
mingham, England. He and his wife
who is over seventy, had been living
for years on his pension of eight pence
The city railway company of Berlin
has adopted the nickle-in-the-s'ot
plan for selling tickets during the
busy hours. The improved machines
are so constructed that the coin
drops out again if the wrong one has
been put in, or if there are no more
A. M. Whittier, watchman and en
gineer of a manufacturing establish
ment in Metuchen, N. J., surprised a
burglar in the basement of the place
and, at the point of an empty pistol,
made him shovel coal, turn the boilor
fires and swab the floors until the
workmen came in the morning and
took him to the police station.
A recent visitor in Nova Scotia
heard there an anecdote of a little
old woman who was one day urging
upon her guests a choice of refresh
ments which they, not being hungry,
refused. "Now do let me go and get
you some pie," said the hostess.
"Just say the word, I've got three
kinds of apple pie open-face, cross
bar and kiverlid."
She Are yon going to any balls
this season? He I am going to three
At a prize shooting Rifleman.after
repeated misses Donnerwetter! If
those rascally fellows haven't gone
ami stuck up the target in the wrong
"Do yon think Skinner can make a
living out there?" "Make a living?
Why, he'd make a living on a rock in
the middle of the ocean if there was
another man on the rock."
Tailor, to collector who has just re
turned from a dilatory customer
Well, did he seem very much annoyed
to see you? Collector On the con
trary, he asked me to call again.
"Wasn't that a friend of yours you
just spoke to?" Mi-s. Lakeview Yes.
"Why didn't you introduce me?" Mrs.
Lakeview I haven't called upon her
for a week and I didn't know what
her name might be.
Teacher What is the largest city
in the world? Scholar Chicago.
Teacher Oh, no; London is the larg
est. Scholar I euess not, and I ousrht
to know; we've got a Chicago drummer
boarding at our house.
Mr. Verinice Good evening, John
ny. How is your big sister? Johnny
Well, she wuz awful sick a few min
utes ago, when Mr. Borey called, but
I guess she s well enough to see you
now. Come in and I'll ask.
"I think I will take a holiday the
Dext three weeks," remarked the sec
retary and treasurer of a private com
pany to the chairman thereof. "But
you returned from one only two weeks
ago." "True; that was my holiday as
secretary; I wish to go now as treas
urer." Somebody had done something to
provoke the scorn and contumely of
Mr. Skaggs and he was ranting about
it in the silliest manner. ' 'By George, "
he exclaimed, "I'd like to be the fool
killer for a year or so." "Oh no, Hi
ram," protested Mrs. Skaggs, "you
don't want to be placed in a position
where you would have to commit sui
cide." TOLD IN BRIEF.
Leather guns are the latest.
The drill plow in every essential
was known to the Chinese 4,000 years
In 1826 the first barrel of coal oil
was commercially used. In 1883 about
39,000,000 barrels were used.
A grafted tree at Monticello, Fla.,'
annually bears a mixed crop of
peaches, apples, pears, quinces and
There la more f atarrlM in this xwtlon ot the
country than all other ilim-aae put together, and
until th Inst fw years mh 8upiioed to be In
surable. For a itreat many yeina doctors pro
noona'd it I oral diwHHn, mnj prracrilied local
retried it-H, and by 'ouiitly fail tig to cure with
local treatment, pronounced it liicurntde, Silence
ba proven catarrh to be a ronxtitntlonnl diseaae
and therefore require cunHtii ntlonal treatment.
Hall's rntarrh lure, mminfaeitired by V. 3.
Cheney & Co , Toleilo, Ohm, la the only conatltu
tional cure on the market. It la taken Internally
In doaea from 10 dropa to a teaHpoondil. It acta
directly on the blood and mueoiin surfaces ot the
system. They oBer one hundred dollars for any
case It tails to cure. Send fur circulars and testi
F, 1, CHENEY & CO., Toledo, Ohio.
"8old by Druggists, 75c.
A Great Shock.
Ciller Is Prof. Missem, the weather
prophet, at home? '
Servant Yes; but he can't see any
?ne. He is suffering from shock
Caller My! my! Have some of his
predictions come true?
A Corrected Bill.
Householder Did the master plumb
er make the corrections in that bill I
returned to him?
Collector Yes, sir, and he found an
overcharge of S3. . -
"Aha! Just as I said."
"Yes, su; but it took himabout an
hour to look up the items, and he
charges $5 an hour for his time. Three
dollars more please,"
Not a Fool.
Park Guard Sorry to disturb yez,
but it's too late to be sittin' here.
Young man (apologetically) We
didn't know it was so late. Fact is, we
are to be married next year.
Park Guard Begorry, d'yez think
O'm fool enough . to be supposin' you
wor married lasht year?
Another Customer Lost.
Mrs. De Painteur This stuff won't
do at all, and you will have to take it
back, i It doesn't harmonize with my
New Clerk (convincingly) But, ma
dame, it harmonized with the com
plexion you had when you selected it.
(Copyright, 7894, by Keppler fc Schwarz
Mrs. Corkright a Kentucky mother)
Now, Breckenridge, take your castuh
oil like a little man, and I'll give you a
Little Breckenridge (who is ailing)
Kah! I don't wan tub take the nasty
Mrs. Corkright Be a good hoy and
I'll let you play with yore paw's new
Breckenridge (snarling) Naw! I
don't wantuh do it!
Mrs. Corkright Swallow it quick
and yore paw will take you along the
next time they Ij'nch a. nigguh. and
Breckenridge Whoop! Give it to
me, quick! Fuck.
Fifty Thousand People ST arte Homeless
by the Kecent Earthquake
Rome, Nov. 26. Dispatches received
here from Reggio say there are 50,000
persons in that district who have
been rendered homeless by the earth
Nervous affections caused by impover
ished blood, are cured by Ayer's Sarsa-
Use the Northwestern line to Chicago
Low rates. Fast trains. Office 1133 O
bu i ii u 'a NtwshuitLinr.
The Burlington Route is a notable ex
ception to the general run of western
Uurinu a period wlin railroad build
ing in this country has been almost at a
standstill, it has been steadily pushing
forward its northwest extension and now
takes much pleasure in announcing its
completion to Billings, Mont.,.838 miles
At Billings connection is made with the
Northern Pacific Railroad and, under a
traffic agreement Willi that company,
business of all classes is exchanged there,
or, more properly speaking, routed
through that point to and from every
station on or reached via the Northern
Pacific and Burlington Systems.
This New Short Line for that is ex
actly what it is reduces the distance be
tween Lincoln, Kansas City, St. Louis
aud the territory south and southeast of
those cities, on the one band, and Mon
tana, Northern Idaho and Puget Sound
points, on the other, all the way from 50
to 473 miles. It thus becomes an im
portant factor in bringing the vast
scope of country served by the Northern
Pacific into closer relationship with the
Missouri and Mississippi Valleys.
Just to illustrate things: The New
Short Line saves
294 miles between Lincoln, Omaha
224 miles between Lincoln, Omaha and
371 miles between Lincoln, Omaha and
54 miles between Lincoln, Omaha and
49 miles between Lincoln, Omaha and
The New Line has been constructed in
a most substantial manner. Excellently
ballasted, laid with the heaviest steel
upon more than the usual nuinberof ties,
it equals the best and oldest portions of
the Burlington System.
People whose opinion is worth having,
pronounce it superior to any new track
ever built in the western states.
The train-service will consist of Pull
man Palace Sleeping Cars, Reclining
Chair Cars (seats free), and Standard
Burlington Route Day Coaches, Omaha
and Lincoln to Billings daily.
As a Scenic Route the Mew Line takes
The rich farms of eastern and central
Nebraska; the more sparsely settled
country that lies between Ravenna and
the boundary line separating Nebraska
and South Dakota; the canons, peaks
and swelling meadow-lands of the Black
Hills, the wonderful ' Devil's Tower" the
irrigated districts of northern Wyoming;
Custer Battlefield; the pictureque wind
ings of the Little Big Horn; the glorious
valleys of the great Crow Indian Reser
vationall these are seen from the car
Full information relative to the train
service, rates or other features of the
New Short Line will be gladly furnished
upon application to J. Francis, G. P. A.,
Burlington Route, Omaha, Neb., or G. W
Bonnell. C. P. & T. A.. Lincoln. Noh
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