The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, January 16, 1890, Image 3

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MERLEHRUSADE.
T BOSA KAIXHETTE CAREY. ;
Author of -Darbira Jlenllunltt Trial,--QmeenW
Whim," "The Search
for Dailt Lyndhunt."
ttxrtn il as lvpi:f hi i sFKWd'f.
Snob M odd thing happened few initi
ate afterward. I in sittingipjite quiet- ;
ly in my eorurr, turning over iu my mind
all the argument with which I had a
aiUxi Auot Agatha that Hunday after-
noon, and watching the pink glow of the
fire-light in cou Irani to the whiteness uf !
the.snow oauiile, when the doorbell rant;, ;
and almuMt the next moment Uncle Keith
, ratue into the room.
I suppose be must have overlooked me '
entirely, for he went np to Aunt Agatha
and 'at down beside her.
"Sweetheart." he said, taking lier hand,
and 1 should hardly have recognized Iiih
voice, "I have been thinking alxut you
all the way home, and what a pleasant
' sight my wife's face would be nlrer my
long walk through the enow and" lint
here Aunt Agatha must have given blin a
warning look, for lie stopped rHlher ab
ruptly and said, "llir-ruinph" twice over,
and Anot Agatha blushed Just m though
he were a girl.
I could not help lnugliiug a little to my.
S self an I went out of the room to tell Pa
tience to bring in the tea. and yet that
sentence of Uucle Keith's touched me
somehow. Were middle sired people capa
( ble of that sort of love? Hid youth linger
so long in them!1 1 had lnl'agiued those
two such a staid. matter-offset couole:
they liail come together so late iu life Unit
one never dreamed of any possible ro
mance in such a courtship, and yet he
could call Aunt Agatha "sweetheart" In a
voire that was not the leant drawling.
At that moment one would not have called
him so plain and iusigniflraut with that
kind look on bis face. I suppoHe he keeps
that look for Auut Agatha, tor I remem
ber she once told me that she hud never
seen such a good lace as i'nele Keith's,
"not handsome, Merle vT so thoroughly
Patience was toastlil l'itiflliis in
her bright little kllchrf ,I"W B
ami watched her. 1 ww I partial
to Patience; sha was a prclrw looking
creature, and I always lhouKhSe a great
pity that she was engaged to a journey
man boot maker, who aspired to lie a
preacher. 1 never could approve of Reu
ben Locke, though Annt Agatha sokc
well of him: he was such a weak, pale
faced young man; and I think a man, to
be one, ought to have wim spirit iu
him, and not possess only the womanish
Virtues.
"How Is Heuben, Patience?" I asked,
somewhat amiably, Just for ih? pleasure
of seeing our little handmaid's dimple!)
come Into view,
"Keuben'a but poorly, miss," replied
Patleuce, as she buttered another smok
ing martin, the bint of the pile, "lie
was preaching at Whitechapel the other
night, and caught a cold and sore throat;
his mother says be will not bo at chapel
to-night."
"I do not approve of street preachiug
myself," I remarked, n Utile severely.
"Indeed, miss," replied Patience, inno
cently, as she prepared to carry in the tea
tray, "Keuben always tells me that the
apostles were street preachers, and Ken
ln Is as clear as (losel In what lie says."
Hut here the drawing-room bell broke off
Patience's argument, and left me some
what worsted. I went to church by my
self that evening, and 1 am ashamed to
say I beard very Utile of the sermon. I
knew Annt Agntha would bo taking ad
vantage of my long absence to retail what
she termed my preposterous scheme to
Uncle Keith, and that I should have the
benefit of bis opinloji on my return, and
this thought made me restless.
I was not wrong in my surmise. Aunt
Agatha looked a little pale aud subdued,
as though she had been rheddlng a few
tears over my delinquencies, but t'ncle
Keith was simply tnscrutuble; when lie
chose, tils face could present a perfect
blank.
''Ilir-rtimpn, my dear, what Is this
your aunt tells me, that yon are going to
Prince's Gale to-morrow morning to offer
your services as nurse in a gentleman'
family?"
"Yes, Uncle Keith."
"Do you mean to tell me seriously that
you have really made tip your mind to
take tbls step?"
"Oh, 1 am quite serloiiR, T assure you."
"Your aunt's objections and mine do
not count for much, then?"
"I should lie sorry to go against your
wishes or Aunt Agatha's," I returned,
trying to keep cool; but his manner, as
usual, aggravated me; it said so plainly,
"What a silly child you nre, and yet yon
think yourself a womnu!" "but I must do
as I thluk right in this matter. I hope to
prove to you aud ejeryone else that there
Is nothing derogatory In the work I mean
to undertake. It Is not what I would
(boose, perhaps, but everything else is
closed tome:" thinking sorrowfully of
my life-long misfortune, as 1 alwavsralled
It, and my repressed longings for hospital
training.
"Perhaps If yon walled something else
might tarn up." Hut 1 shook my head at
this.
"I have waited too long already, T'ncle
Keith; idleness soon becomes a habit."
"Then If you have made up your mind,
itisnselesatotryaiidalter it," returned
Uncle Keith, in a slightly ironical tone:
aud he actually look np the volume he
waa reading in a way that showed he had
dismissed the subject. 1 was never more
ns'onUhed in my life: never had t'ncle
Keith so completely baffled me.
I had spent the whole tlmeduring which
I onght to bare been listening to the ser
mon in recapitulating the heads of my
arguments In favor of this very scheme;
I wonld show Uncle Keith bow clearly
and logically I could work out the sub
ject, I bad thought out quite an admirable
little eaaay on feminine work in the nine
teenth century by the time Mr. Wright
had finished his discourse. I meant to
have cited the C'halloner as on example.
Annt Agatha had stayed in the neighbor
hood of Oldfleld jiint liefore her marriage,
and bad often paid visits at Iuigmead
and Glen Cottage.
The eldest Miss Cballoner-.Vnn, I think
they called ner-wa Just preparing for
bar own wedding, and Aunt Agatha often
told me what a beautiful girl she waa,
and what a flne. Intelligent creature the
tetrad sister Knilll seemed, Hhe was en
a mil to yonng clergyman at Hadlelgb,
24 there bad been some talk of a double
wadding only Nan's fattier I u-law, Mr.
iimm . of Longtnead, had beeu rather
at the nouou, so rmim waa m "
ntil tbe autumn.
AUtbe neighborhood of Old Held bad
turn ringing witn trie strange t x;.niit of
these young ladies. One little fact had
leaked ont after snot her. it was said their
own cousin. Hir Henry ChaPoncr. of iil
bank, had betrsved lite e(-ret. though lie
always vowed ills' wife had a bnud, or
rather a ton-jne, fa the bimliie-.f but any
how, there was a fine nine-days' giwoip
over the ma ir.
It M-eiurd that s-ome time previously
lira. Ciialloner and her three liai'g'iters
had sustained severe lossea, and the three
girls, iuxtead of Ionian courage, bad put
their shoulders to the wheel, aud had act
ually set up a dressmaker st lladlelgh,
carrying on their business iu a mo"t mas
terly fat-hion, nntil the iinexpecte l retnru
of their relative. Sir llarrv t'liullouer.
Irom Australia, with plenty of money a I
bis disposal, broke up the dres-making
busfurss, and re instated them at (ilen
Cottage.
A few of their friends had been much
offeuded with (hem, lint as it was under
stood that Lady Kitzro- had spoken warm
ly of their moral courage aud persev.-r-auee,
it had become the fashion to praise
them. Aunt Agatha had often quoted
them to me, saving she hail never met
more ( harming girls,' and adding more
tban ouce how thoroughly she re.spected
their iiideienileii(e, and of course iu re
calling the Challoners I thought 1 should
have added my crowning argument.
There was so muc h, too, that I longed
to say iu favor of my theory The. love of
Utile children was very strong with me.
1 had often la-en pained ns 1 walked
through the streets at seeing tired chil
dren dragged along or shaken angrily by
some coarse, uneducated nurse. It had
always seemed rather a pitiful Idea to me
that children from their infancy should
be id hourly contact with rough, menial
natures. "Surely," I would say to my
self, "the mother's place must be in her
nursery; she can find no higher duty than
this, to watch over her little ones; even if
her position or rank hinder her constant
siiiervislou, why need she relegate her
maternal duties to uneducated women?
Are there nui poor gentlewomen In the
World who would gladly undertake such
a work from very love, and who would
refuse to believe for nne moment they
were losing caste Iu discharging oue of
the holiest and purest duties in life?
"What an advantage to the children," I
Imagined myself saying In answer tosome
object lou on Uncle Keith's part, never
dreaming that all this eloquence would be
silenced by inasciillnfl cunning. "What
an advantage tn these little creatures to
hear Ktigli-h pure and undeflled from
their cradles, aud lo lie I rained to habits
of refinement and good milliners by mere
ly Instinctively following the example be
fore their eyes. Children are such copy.
Ists, one shudders to think of these Im
pressionable little lieings being permitted
by their natural guardians to take their
earliest lessons from some uneducated
person. '
"Women are crying out for work. Un
cle Keith," I continued, carrying my war
fare Into a fresh quarter; bill, alas! this,
with the reit of my eloquence, died a nat
ural death on my way home, "There lira
too ninny of the ioor tilings In this world,
and the female market la overstocked.
They ure invading telegraph offices, ami
(reading ou the heels of business men, but
sheer pride aud stupidity prevent them
from trying to open nursery doors.
"Unlady like to lie a servant," another
Imaginary objection on Uncle Keith's
part. "Oh, fy, JUncIo Keith! this from
yon, who rend your lliblu and go to
church? And yet I remember ti certain
passage, "Whosoever will be chief among
you let him be your servant,' which has
hallowed the very Idea of service ever
since.
"To serve others seems the very mean
ing of womanhood; Iu same sense, a wo
man serves all the duys of her life. No.
I am not far-fetched and unpractical."
Another supposed masculine tirade. "I
have thought over the whole thlug most
carefully. I am not only working for my
selt, but for olher.-i. I want to open the
eyes of my generation, and, like (lie Chal
loners, to lend n new crusade against, the
mighty sham of conventionality. Under
stand mc, Uncle Keith, I do not say to
these young gentlewomen, "Put your
pride In your pocket, and wheel your per
ambulator with the twins, or carry the
baby lulo the park before Hie eyes of your
aristocratic acquaintance; that would be
unnecessary and foolish; you may leave
that part to the under-nnrse, who brings
your meals and scours your nurseries; I
simply say to them, 'If you have no ca
pacity for teaching, if Nature has unfitted
you for other work, and you are loo proud
and conscientious to' livo a dragging, de
pendent life under the roof of sunn- over
burdened relative, lake tin: charge of some
aristocratic nursery. Do not think II be
neath your womanhood to fed and wash
ami clothe an Iniisnt, or l wnlrh over
weak toddling creatures. Yonr work may
be humble, but yon will grow to love It.
Bud If no one else will put the theory to
the test, I, Merle Kenton, will do so,
though I must take the plnngo unaided
and alone.' "
Hut all these, feeliug observations were
locked up in my own Inner consciousness,
for during the remainder of the evening
Uncle Keith simply ignored the subject,
and read his book with a pretense of be
ing erf(!ctly absorbed In it, though 1 nm
certain that his eyes twInkIM mischiev
ously whenever he looked Iu my direction,
as though ho were quite aware of my Hood
of repressed oratory.
1 determined to have It out with Auut
Agatha, so I followed her Into her naim,
and asked her in a peevish voice what she
meant by saying Uucle Keith would be so
angry with me, as be had not raised a
Ingle objection; and, of course, as hII
ence meant consent, 1 should most cer
talnly keep my appointment at Prince's
(jate.
Annt Agatha looked a little distressed
as she answered me.
"To tell you the truth, Merle, 1 did
not quite understand your uncle myself;
I exacted a very different reception of my
news."
"Tell me all about It from the very be
ginning," I returned, eagerly. "Patleuce
has made such a nice lire, because sho said
he was afraid yoit had a cold, and I can
just sit by It and brush out my hair while
we talk."
" "But I am tired and sleepy, child, and
after all there la not much to tell," ob
jected Auut Agatha; but she was far too
good-natured to rcruse, for all that, so
he seated herself, dear soul, In the big
chair that she had christened Idleness
and tried to remember what 1 wished to
bear. "I told him everything, Merle; how
yonr one little defect hindered you, poor
child, from being a nursery governess,
or companion, and how, in spite of thli
eerlous obstacle, yon were determined to
work and be Independent."
"Well, and did be ear nothing to all
that?" 1 aaked, for I knew in what a feel
lug manner Aunt Agatha would have da-
ecnoeo my (iinicuicies.
"Oh. yes; be said, 'Poor little thing,' la
tbe kindest po-wib way. 'aud quite right
very prosr.' when I spoke of yonr de
sire to wort."
"Well" rather Impatiently.
He listened very attentively until I
read him out the advertisement, but that
seemed to upset him, for he buret out
laughing, and 1 thought be would never
stop. - I was half crying by that time, for
you had worried me to death all tbe after
noon. Merle, but nothing 1 could say
would make him grave for a long time.
He said ouee,-What could have pot uch
a ihiug lutoher bead?' aud then he laugh
ed again as though the idea amused him,
and then he rnblted his hands aud mut
tered, 'What an original child it is; there
is no dellcieucy of brain power, as far as I
can see; nho would have dreamed of such
a tiling?' and so ou."
"Then I may natter myself that Uncle
Keith approve (d my scheme?" I observed,
stiffly, for 1 wa-. much offended at the idea
of his laugh.
"Oh. dear, no!" returned Aunt Agatha,
in ail alarmed voice, "he expressed hie
disapproval very strongly; he said it was
all very well in theory, and thut, ou the
whole, he agreed with you that the nurs
ery was undoubtedly a lady-like sphere,
but he was far from sure that your scheme
would lie practical, lie foresaw all kind
of (lifticullies. and that he diil not cou
siiler you at all toe person lor sucu a posi
tion "
"Why did not Uucle Keith say all this
to me himself?" I demanded.
"Uecause he said It would only be solv
ing the wind to raise the whirlwind. In
nu argument he declares women alwayt
have the liest of it. because thev ran talk
t lie taslest, null never will own they are
beaten: In raise objections would only be
lo strengthen you more iu your purpose.
1 think." Mulshed Aunt Agatha, iu her
softest voice, "that lie hoped yonr plan
wonld die a natural death, for he recom
mended me to withdraw all opposition."
Oh, the cunning of these men! I would
not have lielieved all this of Uncle Keith.
I was far too angry to talk any mora 10
Aunt. Agatha; 1 only commanded my voice
sulllcienlly to say I hat 1 fully intended to
keep my appointment the next, day; aud
as she only looked at me very sadly aud
aid nolhing, I had no excuse for linger
ing any longer, so I took up my candle
etick and marched Into my own room.
It felt cold ami desolate, and as I sat
down by the toilet table, such sad eyes
looked Into mine from the depths of the
mirror, that a curious self-pitying feeling
made me prop my chin on my hands and
exchange looks of silent sympathy with
my Image.
My want of beauty never troubled me;
It has always been my private conviction
that we ought to be thankful if we are
tolerably pleasant in other people's eyes;
beauty Is too rare a gift to be often repro
duced. If people thought me nice-looking
I was more than content; perhaps it was
surprising that, with such good-looking
parents. I was just ordinary and Dothlng
else. "Hut never mind. Merle, you have
a good figure and talking eyes," as Aunt
Agatha once said to me. "I was much
plainer at your age, my dear, but my
plainness never prevented me from having
a linppy life and a good husband."
"Well, perhaps I should like a happy
life, too, but as for the husband never
dream of that, my gooil girl; remember
your miserable deficiency iu this enlight
ened age. No man In his senses would
condone that: put such thoughts resolute
ly nwny, and think only of your work in
life. Lnlmmrr. cut urn re."
i To he continued.)
Udlson and the "Pauper."
At Orange you can hear numberless
lories of Kdison, says tlio Klcrlric Age.
Everybody likes him. Olio man, who
had lieeu for years in his employ as an
experimentalist, told of a visit that a
number of capitalists including Jay
(oukl, Sidney Dillon, Sam Sloan, and
Cyrus Field paid to Kdison at liis
laboratory ono (lay, to inspect tlio
workings of some induction exeriiiient
in devising the scheme for teicgraph
m' to moving trains. Kdison came
out of his work-room, where he was
busy, and shook hands with Mr. Field.
At thut instant something popped into
his head appropos of the experiment
he was at work on. Ho never gives an
idea lime to escape hitn. Without a
word of excuse to the four magnates
he turned on his heel and hurried into
his den again. They waited and
waited, ami by nnd by, tired out with
delay, wended their way down-slaiis.
Shortly afterward Edison came out
and asked: "Where did those paupers
go?"
"Down-slairs."
'Did they walkP"
"Yes."
"That's right. I don't want 'cm to
wear the oil off my elevator." Then
he stood around for an hour and swup
tied stories with the men in the shop,
lie is the greatest man living for stor
ies, and it is a tradition among his em
ployes that they can tell the same story
every day for a week and he'll never
tire of it, nor in fact show auy sign of
ha ing heard it before,
A Live Ijcwlston Girl.
S'.ie was as gentlo of eye as a soft
gazelle, that she was. for this didn't
happen this week, although it is by no
means ancient history. It was in a
shoe storoin Kewiston, anil the gentle
maiden w as an acquaintance of the
proprietor, and always bought her No.
JH there when she encased her dainty
feet in anything brand now. ''Hero's
something Unit will lil you," said the
jocular proprietor, passing out a pair
of wool boots lilted with a pair of lum
berman's rubbers. "I'll inako you a
present of them if you will wear them
down to the Post Ollleo and back."
'Wait a minute," said she, and in a
"minute" she was arrayed in wool
boots and lumberman's rubbers.
"Watch mo to tlio post office," and she
was gone, "Her feet beneath her pet
ticoat like little mice stole in and out
as if they feared the light," wrote tbe
poet 200 years ago, but lie didn't refer
to tlio Lvwiston young lady who did
this feut on fool, or lie never would
have said it. She was back in less
than ten minutes, red-checked and
laughing. "There," said she, as she
I Missed up the boots. "Do them up.
'II send them to my father down In
Penobscot county. I never lose a
chance to help the folks at home," and
tlio shoe dealer was as good as his
word, and "dad" marvelled at a pair
of nice wool boots from lib thoughtful
daughter in Lewiston.
i HARUS AND JIMMY.
Beeserhslda Friendship Hn wro lh r
Htaas Trotter and Mrotch Terrier.
So sketch of Rarus wouM I com
plete without some mention of bis re
markable friendship for a do. When
tjp horse was iu California a fireman
gave to Splan a wiry-liaired Scotch
terrier pup. which was then two
months old, and weighed,
grown, only two pounds,
turn gave Jimmy, as the
railed, to Dave, tiie groom
with the caution not to let
hurt him, for on several
when full
Splan in
pup was
of Rams,
the horse
occasions
Rarus had bitten doss lh.it ventured
into his stall. ISi to this terrier,
which is described as jxissessing almost
human intelligence, the trotter took a
great fancy, which the dog full v re
turned. They became fast and in
separable friends.
' Xot only," said Mr. Splan. "were
they extremely fond of each other, but
they showed their affection as plainly
as did ever a man for a woman. We
never took any pains to teach the dog
anything about the horse. Everything
the dog knew came to him iiv his own
patience. From the lime I'took him
to tho stable a pup until I sold Rarus
they were never separated an hour. We
once left the dog in Die stall while we
took the horse lo the blacksmith shop,
and when we came back we found that
lie had madii havoc with evervthing
there was iu there trying lo get out,
while the horse, tfuring the entire
journey, was uneasy, restlesss nu,i in
general acted ns badly as the dog did.
"Dave remarked that he thought we
had better keep the horse anil dog to
gether after that. When Rants went
lo tbe track for exercise or to trot a
race, the dog would follow Dave
around and sit by t he gale at his .side,
watching Rarus w ith as much interest
as Dave did. When the horse was re
turned to stable after the heat and was
unchecked, the dog would walk up and
climb on his forward legs and kiss him,
the horse always bending bis head
down to receive the caress. In the
stable, after work was over, Jimmy
and the horse would often frolic like
two boys. If the horse lay down
Jimmy would climb on his back, and
in that way soou learned to ride him,
and whenever I led Rarus out to show
him to the public Jimmy invariably
knew what it meant, and it enhanced
the value of the performance by the
manner in which be could get on the
horse's back. ! On those occasions the
horse was shown the halter, and
Jimmy, who learned to distinguish
these event.from those in which the
sulky was ised, would follow Dave and
n tho quarter stretch, and
the halt was made in front
Id stand, Dave would stoop
u a Hush Jimmy would jump
, run up to Ins shoulder,
leap on the horse's back.
Uie would stand, his head
icVr aud his tail out stiff be
hind, luirkinguriously at the people"
Wheij Rarus lyas sold to Mr. Uonuer,
Splan i sent Jiinjny with the horse,
rightlf judging tliiu. it would be cruel
to seiirate them, lint in Mr. lioiiner's
there was a biifl-tenicr iu charge,
ned.iv when for- some real or
ed affront, the small. dog attacked
urger one, tho latter Vmk Jimmy
io neck, and was fastjUiug him,
varus heard his outcries and per-
iving that his little friend was in
anger and distress, pulled buck on (lie
halter till it broke, rushed out of his
stall and would have made short work
of the bull terrier bad he not been re
strained by the grooms. AUaiUte
Monthly.
Asleep lo a Churchyard.
An old man who sleeps by the road
dido yonder, and upon whose tomb are
the familiar lines beginning "Remem
ber nio as you pass by," spent tho
greater portion of the hist ten rears of
his life by his wife's grave, llo came
in the early morning, and afler remov
ing any microscopic weed that might
Have snowed itself since the previous
evening, would light his pipe and sol
emnly contemplate tho stones in his
vicinity. He went regularly to his
meals, 'and as regularly took his after
noon nap on the grass by tlio grave
side. Shortly before his last visit to
the cherished spot he requested me
to decipher for him tho dales upon sev
eral of the gravestones; aud we con
versed about niauy whom wo had
known in life and who had passed
away. I remarked that tho chtircli
yanl was a very pretty place and his
face lighted up as ho "rejoined: "Ah.
mester, I have always thought that
I should like to be buried here, for,"
looking around, "you see, there's such
a splendid view from here." This was
uttered in good faith and the old man
seemed convinced that neither collin
lid nor churchyard clods would obstruct
his view. Perhaps they don't! In a
few brief weeks he came to bis favorite
haunt to stay. "Poor old William."
the flowers on your gravo have run
wild long ago aud no one seems to re
member you as they pass by. (Vium
bcrt1 Journal.
Made Him Move On.
Judge Emery tells a story partly at
his own expense aud partly" at the" ex
pense of a special policeman, says the
Minneapolis Tribune. It was at the
time of a street car strike, when people
were arrested for refusing to "move
on." The judge was walking up Nicol
let avenue when the excitement, was tit
its heat. When near the Nicollet
House he met one or two acquaintances
and stopped to talk with them.
"Move on," snid a "special," coming
up.
"All right," said the judge. "Come
In here," said he to his companions, as
he stepped into a doorway.
That did not suit ti i special, and ho
"lired" them out. Finding the phico
decidedly uncomfortable, the judge
left the neighborhood. The next day
tho special, was in court to testify
against some prisoners whom, ho had
arrested. When he saw the judge upon
the bench and recognized him us tho
man whom he had ordered lo move on,
bis jaw dropped as far as it could had
a ten -pound weight been attached to it.
The judge paid no attentiou to him, but
conducted business as if nothing had
happened. -
"I didn't know that ho was the
Judge," said the special, as ho weut out
aide and draw a siirh of relief
ivarus out q
titen, wheii
of grad
uowfauiinlfi
Oil Ills-imfK
from tui;
and lhcre
hi L'll in
THE SEA-SERPENT AGAIN.
A sea-serpent, 103 feet long, covered with silvery, shining scales, and having
embryo wings on its shoulders, was seen to coil itself up in slippery folds on tbe
coast of Florida last month. Three reliable persons saw this creature distinctly.
After rolling and twisting its bulky form around on the beach for a few minutes,
it slipped oil into the water and disappeared in the east, followed by a path of
foam which could be seen for an hour afterwards.
Reader, the above is a " yarn." If people
would believe tlie following truthful state
ment as readily as they swallow sea-serpent
stories, it would be tlie means of saving
thousands of lives. The statement which
we desire to make in the mod emphatic
mnnnrr, is, that Dr. Pierce's Golden Med
ical Discovery, if taken in time and given
a fair trial, will actually cure consumption
of the lungs, which is really scrofulous dis
ease of the lungs. If this wonderful medi
cine don't do all we recommend, when taken
as directed, we will rhoerf ully and promptly
return all money paid for it. Can any offer
bo more generous or fair 1 No other medi
cine possesses sufficient power over that
fatal malady Consumption, to warrant Its
M'MPTOM OF CATABKM.-llearlachP, obstruction of note, discharges
fallinir Into throat, sometimes profuse, waterv, and acrid, at others, thick,
tenacious, mucous, purulent, tiloKiy and putrid : eyes weak, riniririg in ears,
deafness, difficulty of clearimr throat, exMjvtoration of offensive matter:
breath offensive; smell and taste impaired, and ifeneral debility. Only a
few of these symptoms likely to Is; present at once. Thousands of eases
result in consumption, anil
P,y Its mild, eoothinif, antiseptic, clesnsinn, and healinif properties. Dr. Sage's Remedy
cures the worst cases. This infallible remedy des not, like the poisonous irritating- snuffs,
"creams" and strong caustic solutions with which tho public have long been humbugged,
simply palliate tor a short time, or drive the dUrate U Uir, lung, as there is danger of doing
in the use of such nostrums, but it produce perfect and permanent cures of the
worst cases of Chronic Catarrh, as thousands can bstify. "Cold In the Head"
is cured with a few applications. Catarrhal Headache is relieved and cured as if by
magic. By druggists, li) ecnU,
Women of the American Frontier,
Many an interesting story can be
told of the women who have lived in
their lonely homes out of what used to
be marked in the old geographies as
the great American desert. I was re
cently told the experience of a Miss
('lunch, near Callahan, on the Denver,
Texas and Tort Worth railroad in this
state, writes Will Ferrill in the Kansas
City (llolti: She had taken up a land
claim, on which she. had lived and
builL a rude cabin. Sho had a cow, a
horse, pigs, chickens, etc. All these
women keep a good saddle horse. They
may want 1 3 go to I lie country store,
the postoflice, or if sick could star for
the nearest neighbor before too ill to
ride. Her nearest neighbor was three
or more miles away. At first she was
nervous about being so far away by
herself.
She would nail down her window at
night. She would then tako a board
the length of her room, and placing
one end against tho door, propped tho
oilier end against tlie, opposite wall.
Sho would then lie down lo pleasant
slumber and happy dreams with an ax
at easy reach. It is possible she had a
pistol in the cabin, for the most of the
women living alone on their lands keep
such weapons for handy use if the same
should be needed. II tit after becoming
used to the place and seeing that no one
molested the women oft the frontier,
the locking of her door was suflieierit.
She spent ono night, though, of awful
horror. A terrible snow storm was
sweeping over the great plains and
she felt her little cabin rocking to and
fro.
Hastily lighting the lamp and dress
ing she peered out through the window
into the darkness of the howling tep
pesl. She was lirst starlled by the
eyes of a cow up near the window
pane. She then made the discovery
tjiat a herd of cattle had crowded
around her cabin for shelter. The
herd grew larger and larger until tlie
cabin swayed not by the howling winds,
but by the pressure of cattle. Sho
walked up and down the floor through
tlie long hours of the night, fearing
every moment that the storm-driven
cattle would turn her cabin over.
I hear a similar story from Miss
Emily Urown, w ho had located on a
ranch. At one time she taught school
iu the Leadville public schools. Sho
is now chaperoning some New York
girls in Kuropc. She felt her cabin
rocking iu a storm and supposed that
it was the wind, but a herd of cattio
had sought shelter there. She tried to
scare them away, but the poor, shiver
ing brutes refused to go. Miss Brown
then took out her pistol and, raising a
window, began firing it into tlie air
and the cattle fled.
Woman realizes that by all the econ
omy she can use she can not save
enough from a salary to keep her in
her old age and she is becoming more
of a stcculator. We see it manifested
in the west. All honor to tho women
of the American frontier, for their
couraire and kindly home influence
iiave blazed the way for civilization
wherein man of himself was weak and
helpless.
(jcrnmn chemists have discovered In
the cocounut a fatty substitute for but
ter, and it is being produced in large
quantities at Mannheim. Ono factory
turns out 6,000 pouuds per day, worth
16 cents per pouud.
I ill
manufacturers in selling it under such try
ing conditions. The '" Golden Medical Dis
covery " is not only the most wonderful
alterative, or blood-cleanser, known to med
ical science, but also possesses superior nutri
tive and tonic, or strength-giving, properties
which assist the food to digest ana become
assimilated, thus building up both strength
and flesh. For all cases of Bronchial, Throat
and Lung Diseases, accompanied with lin
gering coughs, it is absolutely unequaled as
a remedy. For Weak Lungs, Spitting of
Blcod, riliort Breath, Consumptive Kight
sweats, and kindred affections, it surpasses
all other medicines. World's Dispensary
Medical Association, Proprietors, No. (J03
Main .Street, Buffalo, N. Y.
OFFUHXITJ for an incurable case of
mmmmm Catarrh in Haad by
the proprietors of OR. SAGE'S CATARRH REM COY.
end In the irrsve.
His Other Self Appeared.
She was a great woman's rights wo
man. She attended meetings and cor
responded with Helva Lock wood and
was iu communication with nil the
great women's organizations. The so
ciety of which she was a prominent
member invited a "way up" speaker
to lecture on tlie subject. He was, of
course, entirely in sympathy with it.
lie came. l!e was a good looking
man, and the first thing that happened
was that the society became sentiment
ally interested as individuals. He
preached the fullest kind of doctrine of
equality of tho sexes. They engaged
him again and re-engaged him, aud
there was a hot contest as to who
should win him. A man of such broad
ideas must make a spendid husband.
Shu linally got him. Those who got
left beanie more rabid against men
than before. She was happy for awhile,
when sho suddenly remembered the
society and felt that she ought to go to
one of their meetings. With a glad
some smile she suggested it to her hus
band. "No," said be, "that was all very
well before we were married; but you
can't go to any more of those hen con
ventions." "Hut, my dear, if we don't go how
about your lectures?"
"O, I'm different now."
"You are, are you? Well, if I don't
go, you don't; that's all, I haven't
listened to your arguments cm tho
equality of the sexes for nothing."
So they went. But the society didn't
want any more lectures at ifoO apiece.
Now she's a sptrit medium aud he
works the cabinet trick. San Fran
cisco Chronicle.
Dude and Conductor.
I stumbled over an old-fashioned
hair trunk as 1 jumped on the front
platform of a crowded horse car iu
Morrisania the other afternoon, says
the N. Y. Siar. A spruce-looking
young dude was using it as a foot-rest,
and when the conductor came out to
collect fares he told the young man
that he wanted an extra fare for carry
ing the trunk.-
l've paid my fare, and that's all
you get from me," said the dude.
"All right," snarled the conductor;
"then off it goes," and a moment later
ho had bundled il off into the roadway.
A couple of blocks further on the con
ductor, who had beeu glowering at tho
dude all the way, said. "I told you
I'd throw it off, and I did; see."
"What's that to meP" said the young
fellow quietly. "It isn't my trunk?"
While the conductor was running
back after the trunk the dude stepped
off the car, aud, with the remark
"served him right for thinking I'd own
such a looking thing," disappeared iu
the gathering gloom.
Jute Twine.
Hitherto only hemp twine has been
employed by the British postoflice in
making up bags and parcels, hut ex
periments with jute cord having proved
successful it lias been decided to ex
tend tho use of jute throughout the
country. The hemp twine costs from
6 1-2 pence lo 1 shilling per pound,
whereas the jute is being purchased at
8 1-2 jH'iice, and it is computed by the
change the government will save about
10. 000 annually.
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