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Cv HALL CAINC t7,
Rachft Jorgcnson was tne only daugh
ter of the governor or Iceland. She fell
1 lov with and married an Idler, Ste
phen Orry. Her father had other h-jpet
fo Iwr ajpd in his aneer he disowned br.
Then orry deserted her and ran away to
sea. Of this union, however, a child was
torn, and Rachl called him Jason. Ste
Liiea Orry was heard Jrom In the Isle ol
Van, where he wa again nnrrled and
another son was born. Rachel dttd a
broken-hearted woman, but told Jason ot
his father's acts. Jason swore to kill
aim and if not him. then his son. la the
meantime Orry had deserted h:s ship and
ought refuge In the Isle of Man, and
was sheltered by the governor of tht
inland, Adam Fairbrother. Orry went
from bad to worse, and marled a dlsso
lue, and their child, called Michael Sun
locks, war born. The woman died ana
orry gave their child to Adam Fair
brother, who adopted him, and he be
came the playmate cf the governor' only
daughter, Oreeba. Time paused and the
governor and ha wife became estranged,
helr five sons staying with their mother
n account of their Jealousy o'. Sunlocka.
who had become a favorite with the gov
ernor. Finally Stephen Orry comesses
his m indeed to Sunlocka, who promised
to go to Iceland to find Rachel If possi
ble and care for her, and if she was
dead to find her Hon and treat him as
a brother. He bid good-bye to hi sweet
heart, Greeba, and started on his Journey.
Meantime Jason had started on his
Journey of vengeance and his ship was
wrecked on the Isle of Man. He saved
tfce life of his father unknowingly. Orry
'5. V" on "is death bed was recog
led by Jason
Now the fact of this history must
Stride on gome four years, and come
fto a great crisis in the lives of Oreeba
nd Jason. Every event of that time
seemed to draw these two together, and
the first of the circumatujces that
bound them came very close on the
death of Stephen Orry. Only a few
minutes after Greeba, at the bidding- of
her two brother, Stean and Thurston,
bad left Jason alone with the dying
sssn, she had parted from them with
out word or warning, and fled back
to the little hut in Port-y-Vullln. With-
a wild laboring of heart, panting for
wreath and full of dread she had burst
the door open, fearing to see what she
are not think of; but instead of the
vll work she looked for, she had found
Jason on Ms knees by the bedside, sob
bing as If his heart would break, and
ttephen Orry passing away with a tend,
er light In his eyes and a word of bless
ing oa his lips. At that sight she had
stood on the threshold like one who
is transfixed, and How long that mom
ent had lasted she never knew. But the
thing she remembered next was that
Jason had taken her by the hand and
drawn her up, with all the fire of her
spirit gone, to were the man lay dead
before them, and had made her swear
to him there and then never to speak
of whft she had seen, and to put away
from her mind forever the vague things
she had but partly guessed. After that
Be had told her, with a word of pain,
that Stephen Orry had been his father;
that his father had killed his mother
Tsy base neglect and cruelty; that to
Wipe out his mother's wrongs he had
vowe4 to slay his father: and that hi
ather, net knowing him, save In the
TFlsfon61 "of "fils ffenrtum, mi aid ia
the act of blessing him. Greeba had
yielded to Jason, because she had been
' conquered by his stronger will, and
was In fear of the passion which
flashed In his face; but hearing ail
this, she remembered Michael 8un-
fecka, and how he must stand as the
on of the other woman; and straight
way she found her own reasons why
she should be silent on all that she
bad that night seen and heard. This
secret was the first of the bonds be
tween them; and the second, though
sea obvious, was even more real.
Losing no time, Adam Fairbrother
lad written a letter to Michael Sun--'
locks, by that name, telling him of the
death of his father, and how, so far
as the facts were known, the poor man
came by It in making the port In his
boat after seeing his son away In the
jacket. This be had dispatched to the
sly care known to him, that of the
Lord Bishop Peterson, at his Latin
fEshool of Reykjavik; but after a ttsse
Cm latter had cone bach, wttfe a note
sa the Bishop aorta that no such
waa Uowi to aim, ana no sucn
. ftjfcfcjwdtsjt was under his charge. Much
afraid that the same storm that had led
: Etspben Orry to his end had overtaken
f ' C2chael Sunlocks also, Adam Falr
. Ootbor bad then promptly re-addressed
'.f' -fCe tetter to the care of the Qovernor-it-
Cuasral, who was also the Postmaster,
:.$ ; CM added a postscript asking if, after
fj Or ii event whereof he had thought
U fl Ma took In love and duty to apprise
l4M boy should remain In Iceland.
v tstdits me ft few lines without de
wroe, "givhsg me assuranc
3g mtti arrival, for what has hap.
.1 cf htta days has hauoted mo with
r fc " Maiiftp." .
Jl l .Cat' coarse an aaewcr had
t-.ifZM ;ICXlHMt iMtOClU. MDriM
llCSicd ftftfaly, hot there being
"JBsCA .'ht sssd bosoi oosaaelled
!r-"l'C tm ti theae, sad
"ft .;ri ly th seat; that
' -x' tJg
ind, final. y. that what that work was
ie could not ttll in a letter, but only
iy-word of mouth, whenever it pleased
God that they should meet again. This.
ith many words of affection for Adam
himfttf, in thanks for his fatherly
anxiety, and some mention of Greeba
in tender but guarded terms, was the
3um of the only letter that had come
Trom Alichae! Sunlocka in the four years
after Stephen dry's death to the first
it the events that . are now to be
And tnroughout these years Jason had
lived at Lague, having been accepted
as housemate by the six Falrbrothers,
when the ship-broken men had gone
their own ways on receiving from their
Dublin owners the wages that were due
to them. Though his relation to Stephen
Orry had never become known, It had
leaked out that he had come into Orry's
money. He had done little work. His
chief characteristics had been love of
liberty and laziness. In the summer he
had fished on the sea and in the rivers
and he had shot and hunted in the
winter. He had followed these pursuits
out of sheer love of an idle life; but
if he had a hobby it was the collect
ing of birds. Of every species on the
island, of lland or seafowl, he had
found a specimen. He stuffed his birds
with some skill, and kept them In the
little hut in Port-y-Vullln.
The four years had developed his
superb physique and he had grown to
be a yet more magnificent creature
than Stephen Orry himself. He was
rounder, though his youth might have
pardoned more angularity; broader, and
more upright, with a proud poise of
head, long wavy red hair, smooth
cheeks, solid white teeth, face of broad
lines, an intelligent expression, and a
deep voice that made the mountain ring.
His dress suited well his face and figure
He wore a skin cap with a peak, a red
woollen shirt belted about the waist,
breeches of leather, leggings and sea
man's boots. The cap was often awry,
and a tuft of red hair tumbled over
his bronzed forehead, his shirt was
tornn, hla breeches were stained, and
his leggings tied with rope; but rough
and even ragged, as his dress was, it
sat upon him with a fine rude grace.
With a knife In his sheath, a net or a
decoy over his arm, a pouch for powder
iiirtg behind him, a fowling piece across
his shoulder, and a dog at his heels,
he would go away into the mountain,
as the evening fell. And in the early
gleams of sunrise he would stride down
again and Into the "Hibernian," scent
ing up the old tavern with his to
bacco smoke, and carrying many dead
birds at his belt, with the blood rJll
dripping from their heads hung down.
Folks called his Red Jason, or some
times Jason the Red.
He began to visit Government
House. Freeba was there, but at firs!
he seemed not to see her. Simple greet.
Ings he exchanged with her, and that
was all the commerce between them.
With the Governor, when work was
over, he sat ana smoaea, letting m nU
own country and Its laws, and the way
of its people, talking of his hunting
and fishing, calling the mountains Jo
kulls, and the Tynwald the Loberg, anc.
giving names of his own to the glens
the Chasm of Ravens for the Dhoon
and Broad Shield for Ballaglass. Ano
Adam loved to learn how close was tht
bond between his own dear Isle and
the land of the great sea kings of old
time, but most of all he listened t.
what Jason said, that be might thereby
know what kind ot world It was where
In his dear lad Michael Sunloclts hac
to live away from him.
"A fine lad," Adam Fairbrother
would say to Greeba; "a lad of fearless
courage, and unflinching contempt ol
death, with a great horror of lying and
treachery, and an Inborn sense of jus
tice. Not tender and gentle with his
strength, as my own dear Sunlocks s,
but of high and serious nature, and
having pasetona that may not be trifled
wth." And bearing this, and the more
deliberate warning of ber brothers at
Lague, Greeba would remember that
she had herself the best reason to
know that the passions of Jason would
But nothing she recked of It all, for
her heart was as light as her manners
in those days, and if she thought twice
of her relations with Jason, she re
membered that she was the daughter
of the governor, and he was only a
poor sailor lad who had been wrecked
oft their coast.
Jason was a great favorite with Mrs
Fairbrother, notwithstanding that he
did no work. Rumor had magnified
the fortune that Stephen Orry had left
him, and the two hundred pound?
stood at two thousand in ber eyes
With a wowians quick Instinct she saw
how Jason stood towards Oreeba, al
most before be had himself become con
scion of It, and aha smiled on him
aa4 favored Mm. A wniaper of this
foead Ha war from Lafue to Oovtrn
maat Home, aid old Adam shook his
Imad. Ee bad aotfcia aaTrtoet Jason,
cue that the wTwu had foad of
mm, sad wlMtber Jam was seor o:
rtsfs eawatsd t vsrr fttttfa. bt
eoM as tmzst Us hew faaisrtta, .
tt3i wtt to Ct OstM
"7 m trrar wot f m err:, .
band she bad shown a mean penuri.
ousness. This affected her sis sons
chiefly, and they realised that whoa
she had taken their side against their
father she had taken the cream of their
living also. Lague was now hers fur
her lifetime, and only theirs after shs
was done with it; and if they asked
much more for their work than bed
and board she reminded them of this,
and bade them wait. Soon tiring of
their Lenten entwtalnment, tbey
trooped off, one after one, to their
father, badly as they had dealt by blm.
and complained loudly of the great
Wrung he had done them w hen he mauo
over the lands of Lague to thiir moth,
er. What were they now, though tons
of the Governor? No better than hinds
on their mothers farm, expetted to
work for her from light to dusk, anil
getting nothing for their labor but th)
house she kept over their heads. Grown
men they all were now, and the elder
of them close on their prime, yet none
were free to marry, for none had the
right to a penny for the living he
earned; and all this came of the'r
fathers unwise generosity.
Old Adam could not gainsay them,
and he would not reproach them, bo be
did all that remained to him to do, and
that was to exercise a little more of
the same unwise generosity, and give
them money. And finding this easy
means cf getting what they wanted,
they came again and again, all six of
them, from Asher to Gentleman John
ny, and as often as they came they
went away satisfied, though old Adam
shook his head when he saw how mean
and small was the spirit of his sons.
Greeba also shook her head, but from
another cause, for though she grudged
her brothers nothing she knew that
her father was fast being impoverished.
Once she hinted as much, but old Adam
made light of her misgivings, saying
that if the worst came to the worst he
ftlll had his small salary, and what was
the good of his money If he might not
use t,, and what was the virtue of
charity If It must not begin at homel
But the evil was not ended there, for
the six lumbering men who objected to
work without pay were nothing lotS
to take pay without work. Not long
after -the first of the visits to Gov
ernment House, Lague began to be neg
Asher lay In the Ingle and doed
Thurstan lay about In the "Hibernian
and drank; Ross and Stean started" t
ring of gamecocks; Jacob formed a nesl
of private savings, and John developed
his taste for dress and his appetite foi
gallantries. Mrs. Fairbrother soon dis
covered the source of the mischief, and
railed at the name of her husband, who
was ruining her boys and bringing her
self to beggary.
To be continued.)
Betwixt the blown sands and the flow
We stood at nightfall. In the hollow
The ultimate torch of day flared for a
.Sank and expired. A wind whlnet
i round the dunes, .
And ragRed shreds of vapor, salt anc
Went by us In the flaw. We had no teat
To shed, no word to say. Our stricken
Were bowed together, and her stream
Swept o'er my cheek. Swiftly the graj
night fell. ' " "'""'""
And like a huge hand blotted sea anJ
hpard her garments rustle In th
moment on my breast she laid net
Then turned, and from the darknest
where she fled
sob- came down the gust. Twas age
dut memory still broods on that black
-J. B. Kenyan In October LIpplncott's.
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.VOKRT A SOURCE OF INDIOEHTON
Worry Is a baneful curse, and source
of untold evils. It seams the face with
lines and furrows and has a most de
pressing effect upon that hypersensi
tive organ, the stomach, which at such
times becomes a most unwilling and
laggard servant. Indeed, it Is safe to
say that unless encouraged by a cheer
ful temper and bright, or at least
hopeful, thoughts, the stomach will play
truant or sulk and do not work which
it can shirk. The physiological expla
nation of this is the close alliance ot
the great sympathetic nerves, which
are worse than the telegraph for car
rying bad news; the worry and anx
iety which depress the brain produce
simultaneously a paralysis of tht
nerves of the ntomach, gastric juices
will not flow, and presto! there la in
digestion. One sign of mental health
Is serenity of temper and a self-control
that enables us to bear with equan
imity and unruffled the petty trials and
jars of life, especially those arising
from contact with scolding, irascible,
irritating folks. It la well to remem
ber at such times, that these unfortun
ates arc their own worst enemies, and
a cultivation of the art of not hearing
will help as very much. It is a very
useful art all through life and well
worth some trouble to acquire. Dem-
RIGHT WAT TO REMOVE OLOVES.
Do set take a glove off caNlsasty If
rsj aostrs K to last well. Is taklac aff
itajm 'ttf wrdst over the flnsers sad
tasta tks taasrs are bah aaoor
fCaatas sstssr ends may be isoa.
tar Om Uaa. This snakes it an
rry jrtptr la rssdjast tbs giore right
CSt rX It afi food ata" b bras tbs
,t C tirrry it off. it
U I M MMlM t ,?B0Pa'
"far the best of all the miracles tkt
summertime can work us,
la the canvas-lentrd. sawdu t sccated,
much 'requmtrd circus."
"A circus! fomin' to town!" 0'1
Marth Stebbinx, pre?injf out her
ycuugest grandchild's huuday r,
puu.'ed wXb irca siiHnenderl. "For i
land's sake, Hitliel Ijo toll! Are yu
was thrilled fcy the in' err at
whkh h.s news hud aw,.k n.-d. '; i.tre
fj; e. he looked a inipCHu: baliie i s
fusribie. He h-islcd h.nis !f up t,a t'ae
tabi" and f a; ;bcre ph-Ling iantibms
off his sleevrs, and swirii h.s bars
"Gin rue a ccky, and I'll tell yon a'.l
'lhere was no cc tnpromivinjj wLh
liillie. lie whs a young man of bis
word. Of this his frrm.dmother was
aware, f-he looktd at him hard a mc
mnvt. The she ; ;lie jr. n down, i.ml
went iiKo the pantry, rib a came back
wHh two c;ol.ici.
"There!" he sui.l, "now gn on!
"After I'd been to mill l wint up
town. There was two mi-a pii.'iia' up
pictures or. the blank wail nfar the liv
ery ;al.l ', Thry'd gai 'em up alr?a.'y
by' the lumber yard. Ano-her Mler
v"as goin into the fhops. and gcttia'
r.igns put in (he windows. And. 1 uy.
grandma, you jurt want to see them
pieiiires. They're they're jimminy-
Crandma ironed on, but lesi ener
getically than before -he return of Bit
lie. "t'J cn an' tell me about them
pictures," the tirprd. "I wed to like
awful well 10 go to eircusrs nh-n I was
young, feenin like I went to every one
that came to our town. One hrsn't
been near this place since I come b re
to live with your ma. That was when
Emily Louise was born 15 yeais ugt."
ies of the poster. He galiuntlv pave
luilics preference of his description.
He first told her about the bare-armed
female, atandtae; in the Roman chario ,
driving: the pliinging- tt;eds; absu; the
little girl.ftanding- on a wh.te shc'.h nd
pony; about the radiant damsel in the
RbbrrviatPd skirt, who mads lb; flyirg
leaps through psper hoopx; about the
muscular tiiters who swunp from .ra
pezes. Then the men came fir their
share of admiring remarks. He was
half -way from ihe ringmaster to t!-
clown, and p rand a a was lis ening" with
breathless delight, when a step was
heard in the hall. Grandma guiltily
iron and pattered
to the stove for a
picked up her cold
across the kitchen
hot one. Billie stibided Into i!e-tc,
puckering- hi lips into a ssundlesi
"Mither you (rot that ironin' most
The voice Baited the fact, a hard, In
tolerant face, with dull eyes and con
verging lines arcund the mou'h.
"Mos ly, Hrlinc-a- cried back Ihe o i
i.riv w nerroti inMriuineffH. -.-vi- i!
.... . -
rr" ' 7,1 """
f-hc mois-ened the tips of her fingers
wtxn ner tongue an. spu.i y
in? iren if? try, Dg tsti iJfratui r. ;
"1 can't see IhiH." tarily. "Hill your
father git off with that s ock? That's
pood. Now I don't want you settin'
round like thin when" there's h!s chore
to be done well's ronrewn. You hear?"
There wns a brief s:lence when she
gce Mariha Krbb.ns .e-med to
throneh the m-Hf the gnrmen's she
Ironing, fiudr'enly fhe ki clr n
nerl .mailer and hotter than it hd
five minutes ago. All at once, too, ihs
levely Indie, and ("ashing men, and
wonderful animal-rf the cir-u nffir.fi
mnr illnlnnJ. in annroachable nl
"Are you thlnkin you'll be let go
"Dn-arwj." He lifted his f-ot and
looked pensively at the Copfbtuise on
the to-, "Will if I C8T). IH S-e if I can't
more distant, inapproachable, and
get a job rarryin' water in that way."
"The elphant!" She looked ac-oss
st him with brightening eyes. "Have
they got a real elephant along? I ain't
ain't seen an elephant in I don't know
Something wistful In her tingae
struck Billie. He was not a par icn ar
ly bright boy, but he was aftVctSona a
in a dumb and clumsv way. He had
never known the ioy of self-expressi'n,
but he and grandma had some secre s
of their own. These screta. involving
as ther frequently did her counivsce
sod silence, were necessary to his hu
nsnlty snd protection. Vow he wished
he hardly knew whs-,
"Say, grandma, I kindr hlnk you'd
like " ro 4o the circus yrMirs'lf!"
"Mc!" she shrilled. "O, dear, no!
Whatever put such an idea into your
hen?!? Me I'm that old! And beVides
gnicicui, if I sin't gone and scorched
that shirt! I hope your ms won't no
tice It. hut I cot that flustered to think
of such a thing!"
Billie looked pnzr.led. "Well, some.
Hew." he perined stubbornly, "I do
think so. gramma. And," he acVed
boldly, "I don't see why you shouln't
either if you've grt a mind to there!
"Why, Billie!" he cried w;nkly, bi-t
there w. a yielding tremor In her
voice. Hie put down the iron, e'anc
Ing furtively at the door as she did so.
She went over io the fable ami sood
next to the audacious young fellow,
"Yonr ma "would nn-er hear to such
thing. Besides we sin't got the
"O.we coiildnt g't s cent from Her!
Involuntarily He lowered his rolce, as
wss his hsbH when s fishing trip ws
projected, snd the quefon of srftly
securing provender therefor confident
ly discussed. "Hhe's esvla' too hard to
get her rag carpet wove. , Tell yo
irhat, though. 1 rsa work aaoufh to
pay for myself sure. You've got that
II rents Mis Murray fr y for raak
W her ehcek-row ssnbwnnlt. J " se'l
Tocj fsas my V hoase. Hell Ur)
Ml have disss for It. Tbs only trou
ble b) the RCbtlb' there. It's s go-J
Isaf mde ts town. Ms wouldn't bear
so as taklsj' tks horse ont sftr sun
fewi, ari yosj sever erald
-I asald-O, I oou'd. Illle!" as
fcroha is tscksdly, .flar wrrskled old
fMt iras rsdHrather bnafyrld hands
veawtaaf. TWSraiaa a say
lamer that oein' on ny i irii( -;o
the momln till after supp.'r like t
am. I could walk every step vt it, but
" the cE-thusiaMii bejran to fade tut
of her face. Khe dr.i a long s.gh n
sigh of bitter reuuacis.iion. 'i.lia
"Urn-nma:" He leaned 'rurwordt
whispering as he did hin he w ak-ing-
her to Have the back buttery win
dow open hen he was to b.- lu. at er
hours, "ila don't need '.o know a
singl thinfr about it!"
"O Hill e!" The possibility of such
surit.Joui pitasure ttixtd hfcr. "iij
-u think w coa'.d n.anr.jte it?"
lie unliiubered himself fr.m the ta
ble. 'VU miuine i-'." he avowed eon
iidnt!y. The week that followed was one cf
the most iiitrn?, the meat uDHorb njr
anticipation Martha Mrbu.u I ad
knowu in ununy a year, hoe went
ubbut the drudgery of her duily work
on w inged fcri. She luugluu at the
jokes of the hirei man. .She brutthed
und cleanwl Hillie's bet clo,lic unul
they did not look within a y.ar tf he r
age. IShe put a nt-w band ou his hat.
Hhe fixed over her ancient bonnet during-
the absence of her lHU);hter. She
smiled to herself when she was alone.
Once, indeed, they even hturd her
"1 hey don't s:,und like a human tune
mother," remarked Mrs. Maloue, sus-
'li'd 'The lianks and l!ra o' Ronnie
IJoon.' " iuiid the old lady softly.
Oh, the myriad fluttering- mouit'iits and
apprehi-iis ve imt.ants which ltd up o
tJ that night! The tcmeri.y f under-tukinK-
a JiiR-ht so unwonted, the dun
ger of discovery, of recapture these
but enhanced the ect tacy of it all.
They made thtir escape while the
youngest cion of the house c-f Mul
one was beinfr put, to bed upstair.
10W through the dunk, iKtwten the
rows of struggling gooseberry biishts
that caught at her gown, out into the
path around the wheat Held skirting
the corn, grandma skurried like a li.
ii gray rabbit. And there on the
high road was liillie waiing for her
Buiie, kindiy, encouraging, swelling
with the importance of the adventure.
How he did strive to restrain her im-jx-tuoKtty.
How he did explain that
they had hts of time, that th? p.i
were already securetl, thut she would
be tired out before tshe then'. I'.ut
neither tMch nor movement was to
lie regarded in the exhilara.iot) of
that delicious experieuc. How sweet
the green things mdled with the d.w
on them! Wasn't that a scent of
i sweet oriar,' wnat a noise me it.
et!4 were mauing! And if that wu.
m nvw moon over their right h:)i
sweet briar? What a noise the criok-
Ah, never would the memory of that
night fadethat "witching, wonderful
night!; . The entrance into the lively
town, the sight of the domed canvas
ter.it, the hurrying crowds of pleasure
seekers, the lighied ahops, the smell
of the sawdust, the glimpse of tiered
en, the torche the music best of
,, . . . n i.
ail, 4m.-ui.w rdM, . i,r ui ki:
Never did so stately a
I ringmaster stride inw the arn...
djJ .; tJ. a covn break hii
, fcoisca :a coltoprablft barryls, and ret
the benches in a roar! Never had such
acrobats ever balanced ladders or dan
gled from trapeze. No such lovely
ladies ever poised and pirotu-tied on
bareback horses. No such .atily
Amazon ever lushed her steeds to vic
tory. And all ths rest merged tor
Biliie Into one exqn site glow that man
, pa-puin and ropturt
' ,' ,. , .... , .
Ur het ."U, d"mel
Kit for a tairy nuwn.
I'ptm a w''14 while pony.'
Hia eyes hud evrr seen!
(t uiwr Thw M CSj2jt !i i '.
They had Keen the antmala every one.
They had uten popcorn, and drank
lt'iiionadc, and mm chfd peunu'.s. And
now they were plodding back la the
furro along the read thut (stretched
ahead like a riblxm of ainber ' velvet.
Neither p.ke. Their heaivs were too
full hers whh memories, his with, im
uginings. They were as Daudet re
.'rsems: I'ariins . after the Knlon
"Katiated. but not weary, rt.il! thrilled
by thut air charged whh ariirt'e elec
tricity." They made no mention of
the morrow. Net evt-n reproach could
Wrest this experience from them .
"Are you tired, grandma? Itest on
me lean hard."
"O, I ain't tired, Hillie! I couldn't
be tired tonight. I've hud a heau-ti-ful
The rright was magical. The sleep
ing world was sweet. The hour was
the fullblown rose of
The pence of oirt-lived b!is!
Why Sns.rlraaa hneeeea.
One of the reasons why American
manufacturer ire so Miccesjfully com
peting in foreign market is to b.r
found in the following episode which
occurred recently: An American man
ufacturer of steam special lie was vi.
itfng an Knglih firm which made sim
ilar goods. A certain article which
both firms made was under discusnion.
"What is your price on this thing?"
asked the American.
"Well, in your money, about $19,"
replied Ihe Englishman, "What doc
it cost you?"
"I'll deliver nt your door all yon
want at 17 apiece," said the American.
"How In the world do you do it?"
"Well, I'll illustrate," answered tin
American. "Look out iof The window
and across the street and yon s(S thai
uisn painting s sign?"
"He's on s Isddrr, isn't be?"
"Bee tost other man sitting on tin
sidewalk holding the foot of the lad
"Kow la America we hsve laddm
that stand up by themselvesdon't
seed a'maa to hold 'em. Ko, you ,
In this Instance we divide cur ecst of
Isbor exactly in two."
"I sse " remarked the Kngl'shmsa.
g solitary of Btato John W. Ioo-
tar has just completed Tc mamisrrlpt J
( vary iratnirsjii want upon tne
tsfastory of Amerlesn dlpWiJissy, ft s
4U ba putOUfssd ml fail.
Philadelphia Bulletin: He Doy yoa
think you could learn to love meT Has
I might I lesrned to Uk oives.
Detroit Journal: "A girl alware
thinks any man perfect ano proposes
ma rr luge to her." "Certainly. The the
ory Is to catch your Ideal before you
have him, don't you seel"
Chicago Record:, "Did your husband
make tua of your lovs letters?" "Test
but not until after we were married."
Smart Set: Iena I didn't think you'd
let a man kiss you on such short ac
quaintance. Maude Y'ell, he thorough
ly convinced me that It was all my own
fault that I hadn't met his sooner.
Drouklyn Life; Daughter Oh, mam
ma, I do wish I were pretty! Hither
You needn't, dear; sensible men think
very little about beauty. Daughter
But It isn't sensible men I'm thinking
about, mamma; It's Charlie.
Indianapolis Journal: "You and Hor
ace seem so fondly devoted, Louise."
"Yes, Clara, we are; but we often get
awfully tired of each other, too."
Chicago Post: "Adele," said the fond
mother, "is reaching the age where a
girl naturally thinks of marriage."
"True," 'replied the father, regretfully,
"but do you think we can afford a son-in-law?'
Philadelphia Press: Tess-I thought
Bhe was going to marry old Gotrox.
Jess She was, but she broke the en
gagement. Tess What for? Jess Why
when she accepted him he told her ahe :
had put new life in him.
Detroit Journal; She placed her hand
trustingly In his, upon observing that
he held his hand about level with his
chin, cultlvatedly. "1 can't possibly
put my foot in It, under the circum
stances!" she argued with herself. For
with ber, In her Innocence, the forms
of polite society were an earnest of
true worth. .
Chicago Post: "DU you ever get re
ligion?" asked , the revivalist. "Well.
I should say eo 138 pounds of it," re
plied the man. "A hundred and thirty
eight pounds of religion!" cried the re
vivalist. "How did you get that?" "The
only way that a good many men ever
get religion," was the reply. "I mar
ried it,"' '
Baltimore American: Mr, Sappelgh
I wouldn't marry that Miss Gabby. She
ts terribly set In her ways. Mr. Boft
eigh 1 that so?- Mr. Sappelgh Ye,
indeed. Why, she has refused me nine
limes. Vital weakness ana nervous debility casj
be cured. "Vlrtuama" Tablets are guar,
unteed by Kldd Drug Co., Elgin. Ill, ts
cure all nervous diseases, debility and vi
tal losses, or send free medicine until
cured if guaranteed lot falls. Pale, thin,
emaciated, tremblnle and nervous people
should try these tablets; greatest of nervs
tonics. If you sre not what you ought to
be, or want to be and can be. giv (bam
one trial and you will prale them for
ever, 12 a package, or 1 for It, per mail.
Hetaii snd wholesale of Wyr & Dillon
Drug Co., Omaha: M. A. Dillon, South
Omaha; Davis Drug Co., Council Bluffs;
KiKtts Pharmacy, Lincoln: H. 8. Raker,
Blnux City. Pull line of rubber goods;
ak for what you want
Menses surely '-Drought on regularly,
suppressions neglected often result in
blood poisoning and quick consumption,
and Is the direct cause of women's trou
bles; therefore keep the menses regular
with "Oe he Due's Female Regulator."
and women will be happy and healthy,
if it fulls. Kldd Drjg Co., Elgin, III.,
send free mc-llclne until relieved and fully
cured; 12 per package, or J for tt. per
mall. Retail and wholesale of Myers ft
Dillon Drue Co., Omaha; U. A, Dillon,
South Omaha; Davis Drug Co.. Council
Bluffs; HIks Pharmacy, Lincoln; 11. 8.
Baker, Rioux City. A complete line of
rubber goods on hand; ask for what you
Tortland Oregonlan; Blshoo Nelson or
the " Protestant " Episcopal diocese of
Georgia recently prached a sermon at
Atlanta In which he declared himself
as opposed to prohibition. The bishop
declared that prohibition does little. If
anything, to remove vice, and attempts
to do that which God himself docs not
endeavor io do force Individuals Into
virtue aftaint their will.
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
V. 3. CHENEY & CO., Props.,
We. the undersigned, hsve known f.
3. Cheney for the last 15 years, snd be
lieve him perfectly honorable In all
business transactions, snd financially
able to carry out any obligation made
by their firm.
WEST a TKL'AX. Wholesale Drug
gists, Toledo, O.
WALDING, KIN NAN MARVIN.
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood
snd mucous surfaces of the system.
Price, 7c per bottle. Hold by all drag
gists. Testimonials free.
Hairs Family Pills are the best.
"Smile when you csn," says a poet
That's all right, says the Chicago News,
but why didn't he confer an everlasting
favor or humanity by telling us bow
to smile when we can't
Why not doctor yourself? "fJonovs"
Tablets are guaranteed bv Kldd Drug Co,
:imn. III., to cure nil diseases Inflamnvt-
Ions, ulcerations of the urinary system,
rgan, blsdder, etc., or send free medl-
Ine until cured if guaranteed lot falls.
An lnlrnal remedy with Injection
Mned: the only one In America. Pries, OL
ir I for fa. sent per mull, Retail snd
wholesale of Myers It Dillon Drug Co.,
Omaha; M. A. Dillon, Smith Omaha: Da
vis Drug Co.. Council Bluffs; Rlggs Phar
macy, Unr.iln; H, . Bsker, mous CUy.
Complete tine ot rubber goods; ash far
hat you want
Just as the United States gets
through counting votes on November f
Canads will begin to vote. Thus within -forty-eight
hours sll ths English speak
ing people of the North American easv
tinent will hsvs exercised ths right at
fsaMb JtmW 4f Ofc Jsa $ Ksaffe
I sabs, sis. Aidfii
7 1 1 U a rrr ; ?n Cm star tf r
( tzrzj tr L3tl J VI CX cassttss, .
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