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HE bravost battlo
that ever was
Shall I tell you
On the maps of the
world you will
find It not;
Twaa fought by
the mothora of
Nay, not with cannon, or battle shot,
With sword, or nobler pen,
Nay, not with eloquent word or thought,
From mouths of wonderful men.
Butdeep In awallcd-up woman's heart
Of woman that would not yield,
But bravely, silently bore hor part
Lo! there Is that battlefield.
No marshaling troops.no bivouac songs;
No banner to gleam and wave;
But, 0! these battles they last so long
Fro m babyhood to the grave!
Yet, faithful still ns a bridge of stars,
She fights in her wallcil-up town
Fights on and on In the endlecs wars,
Then silent, unseen goes down.
0 ye with banners and battle shot,
And soldiers to slout and praise,
1 tell you the ldngliest victory fought
Were fought In these silent ways.
O, spotless woman In a world of shame;
With splendid and silent scorn,
Go back to God as white as you camo,
The ldngliest warrior born!
THE WEDDING- DRESS.
Barbara and Lettico Maitland were
orphans, the children of a doctor whose
genius had developed Itself more in the
direction of spending than of saving,
and who at the time of his death had
left his family nlmogt penniless.
Now, however, Barbara v;as earning a
modest income as assistant secretary to
Lady Glcndowcr, well-known for her
philanthropic efforts, and Lettice added
to their store by teaching the children
of a prosperous linen draper.
Lettice had been for Eomo weeks
staying at Broadstairs with her young
charges, and Barbara was alono, but
much happened during these few weeks
much that Lettice is at present in
If wo enter their little sitting-room
and listen to the conversation being
carried on by the two occupants we
shall learn the nature of what has taken
place. One occupant Is Barbara Mait
The other occupant Is a man about 40,
dark, handsome, albeit tanned by ex
posure to wind and weather, as well he
may, having only lately returned from
his fruit ranch in California. Ho is
Lady Glondower's brother,
' "It all seems so strange," said Bar
bara, "to think that we are actually en
gaged -to ?aeh other, and yat.Jhat wo
don't profess to love each other In the
"Yes," responded her companion;
then he added: "Barbara, would you
not like to know why I first thought of
taking a fruit ranch in California?"
"Yes, certainly I would."
"That was the cause," and Goeffry
placed in her hand a tiny morocco case,
wherein was framed the portrait of a
lovely girl, splrltuelle, yet full of vi
vacity, with deep blue eyes and golden
"She died, and now little woman you
"GOEFFRY SELHURST'S BRIDE."
know why I told you I could never make
lovo to any woman again. I was nearly
mad with grief for a time after I lost
her, and I went out to California and
plunged madly Into work. At first, as
you know, things did not prosper, and I
lost a lot of money. Now I have re
gained all I lost, and am a comparative
ly rich man, but a wife Ib an absolute
necessity to me."
That same evening Lettice arrived.
Lettice was 19, and bad a tall, supple
figure, anil a face of wondrous beauty.
Her eyes were of that rare blue violet
shade; her hair a soft nut-brown.
They had finished tea, and Barbara was
seated In a low chair by the open win
dow; Lettice on a stool at her feet.
' "What, Barbara, a new ring?" cried
the younger sister, capturing Barbara's
left band and examining the lovejy
sapphire flashing on the third finger.
"Ah, you aro blushing. What have you
been doing while I have been away?
Come, tell mo all about it."
"I have been getting engaged," re
plied Barbara, demurely. And then, to
her sister's great surprise, she told her
ell about It.
So Lettice was introduced to this new
brother, and the new brother and Let
tice got on very nicely together. Let
tice was just of an age to be fascinated
by a man of Goeffry's age and style,
rather than by one nearer to her own
age; and Goeffry was taken by her fresh
girlish ways and by her natural, uncon
So It was all arranged a marriage of
mutual satisfaction and esteem, but no
But the little god was not to be
cheated. So two hearts, after one ee-
1 11 f JUS
static bound of passionate Joy, na thoy '
renllzo that thoy are all the world to
each other, are plunged In anguish and
despair as they also realize that they
aro both In honor bound never to bo
more than frlonds.
Look into Goeffry Selhurst's room late
one evening townrd thj ond of August,
ns he paces up and down, heedless of
tbo fact that tho clock Is already reg
istering the small hours.
"Fool fool that I was!" ho ejaculates.
"Fool to tell mysolf that my heart was
dead and burled with my lost love, and
now It is beating as wildly and with as
pnsslonato lovo for another, and I may
not claim her. I am bound In honor to
"Barbara shall never know It," mur
mured Lettice as she lies nwako In her
sllont misery through the long night,
"I will bear my pain alone. Her llfo
shall not bo spoiled."
It was tho evening before the wed
ding; a lovely, still September evening.
The three were together In the Malt
land's sitting room.
"Bab, you have not tried on your
wedding dress," cried Lettice. "It looks
lovely. Do go up stairs and put it on.
I know that Goeffry is dying lo see It."
"Yes, do," said Goeffry. "I should
like to see it."
"Very well," said Barbara, smiling.
"I will gratify your curiosity and my
vanity. I will run and put it on."
For a few seconds silence prevails.
Then Lettico crosses over to Goeffry
and, taking both his hands, gazes at
him with sorrow-laden eyes.
"Goeffry, you will never let her know;
never let her guess? You will be truo
to her and good to her nlways, will you
"Lettice, Lettice! I want you. Come
and help me put my gown on," cried
Barbara's voice from tip stairs. "Come
and help mo, Lettice. Mis3 Frazler has
made a mistake. My gown Is much too
long and too large. She seems to have
made It by your measurements Instead
of mine. Try It on, Lettice, and let me
Lettice consented to array herself In
tho white silk and lace draperies, and
very lovely she looked In them. Her
tall figure rnslly carried ofT the super
flous inches that had so distressed Bar
bara, and she looked with pardonablo
girlish vanity as her sister placed her In
front of the glass.
"Did you think I could not guess what
had happened, little sister?" said Bar
bara's sweet, low-toned voice, while her
arm stole gently around the amazed
Lettice. "Here is Goeffry Selhurst's
brido! Come, let me take you to him."
"But, Barbara, stop! How did you
find out? We never meant you to
know! I will not take your lover from
"Goeffry is not my lover! and he is
only going to marry me because he Is
too chivalrous and honorable to disap
point me, and though I like him vjry
much and esteem him immensely, I
should never fret my heart out about
him, as l known foolish little girl would
do, If I had gone away with him and left
her in England."
"I say, Bab!" quoth Goeffry an hour
or so laffir, when tho trio were seated
at supper, and Lettice was once more
nrrayed as an everyday maiden, "you
must come out with us now."
"I have every intention of doing ho,"
replies Miss Maitland, calmly. "Though
I have every confidence in you, if you
think I am going to trust my Lettice
out there you are very much mistaken."
Six months later there was a wedding
out in California, and this time the
bride's dress fitted perfectly, and even
If it had not done so, she would have
gone to church and have been married
In it all the same, for Barbara declared
that Hugh Denham, the clever doctor,
had won her heart and soul completely
for himself, and that not even to make
Lettice happy would she surrender him.
I'm 111 an Old .Mint.
It Is evident that the recent bond sale
drew many old stockings containing
hoarded gold from their hiding plnces.
In a lot of gold paid into the treas
ury a day or two ago were five rare old
gold coins. They were ?5 gold pieces,
and bore the dates of 1842 and 1S47, jot
appeared fresh and bright. On the
faces of the coins appeared the letter D,
the mark of the old mint at Dahlonega,
Ga. The mint at Dahlonega was
seized by the confederates phortly after
tho outbreak of the war, and gold
coin to the amount of $27,000 was con
fiscated. The pieces received at the
treasury tho other day were probably
among those confiscated In 1861. The
total coinage of the Dahlonega mint
was about ?G,000,000, but few of Its coins
are in circulation. Those received at
the treasury the other day were the
first that have shown up there for a
good many years. Boston Post.
Pointed toed shoes are not fashion
able. Indians never wear shoes with Heels
Tarred felt between the soles pre
Newark, N. J., is tho great place for
making patent leather.
Professional pedestrians always wear
thick-soled laced shoes.
Th ck-soled shoes are warmer In win
ter and cooler in summer.
Don't wear a short shoe; a shoe may
get wider; but never longer.
One-third of an inch Is a size, and
one-sixth of an inch a half size.
The New England states make more
shoes than any nation in Europe.
Russet leather Bhoes will bo worn
much during the coming season.
The soles of shoes need oiling be
cause dampness goes through them.
A heel having small nails will wear
longer than a heel with big nails.
If the heel of your shoe Is not level,
your rubber will soon break In the
Patent leather shoes pave their cost
in blacking, but do not look better than
Needs assistance It may bo best to ren
der It promptly, hut one should remem
ber to use even the most perfect romo
dlcs only when needed. Tho best and
most Ftmpte and gentle remedy Is tbo
Syrup of FIbs, manufactured by the
California Fig Syrup Company.
Tim ItlM' mid I'all of "Old Hutch."
There is now living In Chicniro a man
who frequently contorted the wheat
inurKct with Kd. l'urdridpo and usu
ally defeated him. Tills man Is called
"Old Hutch." When ho forced Sep
tember wheat up to S2 a bushel and
held it there while the boys stepped to
bin office and settled, he was regarded
as the giant speculator of the npo; but
the last wo heard of "Old Hutch" ho
wut selling wedues of plo for five cents
nnd shoestrings two for five. Buffalo
Cop's Courilt Ilnlnnm
IstlifoMcst Rmllx'M, It Mill break cmn ToM quick.
ermaaunMblnuelM). ItlmUwoya rriltiblH. IrylU
Ourn of lllrrniiRli.
A female patient presented herself
at a French hospital for u rebellions
hiccough, which had resisted all treat
ment for four days. She was asked to
show her tongue, and it was noticed
that with the putting out of the tongue
the hiccough ceased. Tho same thing
has been since tried, and with success
in other cases. All that Is necessary
apparently is to strongly push the
toniniu out of the month and hold it so
for a minute or two.
Two bottle of l'io's Cure for Consump
tion cured me of n Imd lung troub.o. Mrs.
J. Niiho.B, Princeton, 1ml , .March M, lfeWi.
llimilolm mi Whci'l.
Tho woman who rushes from one
function to another, almost turns her
carriage into ti dressing room, in eases
of emergency. Ladies' carriages are
provided with a fair bized mirror, cun
nintrly arranged pockets in which arc
hidden away the sotnb and brush, pow
der pull, several fresh handkerchiefs,
and u bottle of perfume, to mention
nothing else. Fasliionublo women can
renew their complexions as they pro
teed on their way. and return noma
round of visits looking ns frcbh and
dainty as if they had just stepped from
(InU Cntnrrli Cure
Is taken internally. Price, 75c.
Hunting Wild llornm.
It is said that the wild horses and
buffaloes have become so numerous in
(Jiiccnslund, Australia, that measures
have been taken to keep them down by
shooting. It would be interesting sport
for a, rifleman to hunt tlicm, especially
the horses, for, if the wild stallion is
like other animals, he would put un a
fight for life if slightly wounded which
would give a zest to the sport such as
is to be lir.it Hunting tlie elcplnnt, tlie
tiger, the bull moose or tlie grizzly. It
might be nearly equal to tho man hunt
the Indian territory police find fo In
A uillon was orhlualy u pitcher or jar,
regard cks of the she.
A Kuiiimrr Iteourt Hunk l'rer.
Write to C. S. Crane, general passen
ger and ticket agent Wabash Hailroacl,
St. Louis, Mo., for a summer resort
Look, telling all about tho beautiful
lake region reached by tho Wabash
An illustrated article on tho George
"Junior Republic," a little common
wealth of citv boys and girls who are
learning to govern themselves on a
farm near Freeville, N. Y. , will be giv
en in Harper's Weekly for May '3d.
Tlie same number will contain an illus
trated article by Arthur Warren on
Harney liarnato, the Kafir king; and
un important art feature will be the
paper on Puvis de Chavanne's new dec
orative panels for the Boston Public
Harper's Bazar, to bo issued on May
23d, will contain among the literary
features "Lizzie Lee's Separation," a
brilliant short story by Lilian HelL
All About Wvnteru Farm I.aniln.
The "Corn Belt" is the name of an
illustrated monthly newspaper pub
lished by the Chicago, Burlington &
Qulncy It. It. It aims to give informa
tion in an interesting way about the
farm lands of tlie west, fcend 'J.I cents
in postaee stamps to the Corn Belt. 'JO!)
Adams ht.. Chicago, and the paper will
be sent to your address for one year.
'fhe Km. resK Eueuio i e)e rated her 7Cth
lirtliday on tlie (1th o: Max.
Smniiii'r KxcurMnn Via. tlir AVattnuh It. It,
I ft. I ouih June ISth to 18th.
HLK I ft. Louis Ju y 2 d.
FAP.K ', M iifliin. ton Ju y ril to tith.
Hut! a o Ju y Ml) and I tli.
Now ou sb e. Bummer 'loui'lut 'li.-leU to
nh summer resort tood returning until
Olt. .,1st. lllOS. COO.J Hi t-'OU H S03lul
tours of Knrope- For rates, ittueries, mi -in?
of Steniiierx and ml in onuutfon re-
f;anlinz summer vn'iition tours n. mi or
u uteri nil nt the Wn ash If- et Oltlie. No.
1415 1'nrunm Bt., (Puxton Kotui Hcnl.i, or
xrite fc. N. Clay ten, N. W. I. A., Omnbn,
The first of the series of papers on
South Africa xvhich Pro'e&sor James
ltryce. M. P.. is to contribute to '1 he
Century appears in tlie May number,
lie corrects tho general impression
that tlie country has little natural
beauty. Portions of the highlands lie
compares to Switzerland and the White
Mountains, and lie says that one can
never tire of the charm and vnriety of
color in the landscape. Professor
llryce says that the Boers liave retain
ed to this day a "passion for solitude
that makes them desire to live many
miles from any neighbor.
What i lile tut x.hnt a mnu Ik thinking
of oil day.
"Contains More Flesh Form
ing Matter Than Beef."
That is what an eminent physician
says of good cocoa. The Cocoa
made by Walter Baker & Co., Ltd.,
Dorchester, Mass., is the best.
See that Imitations are not palmed off on you.
Ant's Until In Hurcry.
Ono of the most curious uses in which
Inscots aro put was related nt a recent
meeting In the Liuuncau Society of
London. It was stated that the Greek
barber-surgeons of tho Levant employ
ed a largo species of ant for the pur
pose of holding together tho edges of
an incised wound. Tlie nut held with
a pair of forceps, opens Its mandibles
xvide, and is brought near to the cut
being treated, so that It can sieze tho
two edges, xvhich ato held together for
tho purpose. As soon us tho unfortun
ate ant lias obtained a firm grip of the
cut, its bend Is severed from its body.
Mr. Issigois of .Smyrna, xvho described
tho operation to tho Linnacan Society,
said that ho had seen natives with six
or seven nuts' heads hold together
wounds In the course of healing, A
similar observation xvns mndo some
years ago in llrny.il, xvhich fact Is in
teresting from an ethnological point of
vlexv, ns showing tho independent ex
istence of the snmu custom in coun
tries so fur apart ns Brazil and Asia
Minor. London Public Opinion.
Tho Now Kugtaud Conervntury of Music,
Franklin Kounre, Hostoti, Mnsx., in tui
doulitodly tlio best oqulpred Hehoot of
Music in the world. Its pii lis nro nlxxnys
in demand ns tvndiors on nmiutit of their
superior musical kuowlfdo and tliolr prac
tical readiness In applying ft. in addition,
tho Conservatory olfurs tho lest Instruc
tion in Oratory and Modern i.urtRimso.
'llioeliargo Is extremo'y small when its ml
vantages' tin tomrared with those olTered
by similnr kIiooIk nru considered. Pros
pectus scut free upon application.
1oiiIimI 1 1 In Wife.
A certain married lady on Bcrnon
side sat up till 12 o'clock the other
night waiting for her husband to como
home. At last, xveary and xvorn out
with watting, sho xvent to her bed
room to retire nnd found the missing
husband there fast asleep. Instead of
fTntiir iJAivn ln liml r.nm, fn IiIq rnnin.
She xvas so mad that sho wouldn't
speak to him for a xvoelc. Ytoonsocltot
(It. I.) Reporter.
The. U. 8. l'utent Olllce.
Some curious facts xvere made public
last xveek upon tho presentation of
Commissioner of Patents Seymour's re
port to Congress. Tho report shows
that the Patent Office has to its credit
in tho U. H. Treasury, S4.r.,-,ti,8P8.:t3, a
gain of 317.1,357.00 since luBt report.
During tho year 180:, 22,057 patents
xvere issued, of xvhich 302 camo to Iowa
inventors; being ono patent to every
4,877 population; 151 being issued to
Nebraska inventors, being ono to every
7,012; while Colorado rcceix-ed 215, be
ing one to every 1,017.
There are txventy-fivo American in
ventors each of xvhom havo received
more than 100 United States Patents:
Thomas A. Edison having issued to
him 711 U. S. Patents; Klihu Thomp
son, the electrician, receiving 304 pat
ents; Francis II. lliclmrds, n famous
mechanical expert, residing at Hart
ford, Conn., who has received 345; Ed
ward Weston, nn electrical engineer,
received 274; xvhile Maxim, the gun ex
pert, has been granted 131 patents for
improvements in fire arms alone.
The Commissioner's report further
shows that there aro pending at tho
present time in tho patent ofllco 130
patent applications xvhich havo been
in the ollico more than ten years and
five applications xvhich have been pend
ing for fifteen years. The nexv rules
adopted, however, will compel all of
these patents to issue within tho com
Amongst the most valuable patents
xvhich were Issued last week xvere txvo
granted to the famous Harvey, of
Harveyized nrmor plate fame, tho in
ventions relating to improvements in
car xvhcels, the trends of the Harvey
wheel being glnss hardened nnd so last
longer than the ordinary tempered enr
xvheels. Albert Bierstadd received
three patents for nn improvement in
cars xvhich outwardly nppenr liho an
ordinary freight car, but xvhich whan
unfolded form a car cottage having
three rooms below the full length of
the car together with an attic formed
by the slanting roof. These cars are
arranged so that txvo of them can be
used connected side by side and xvhen
fully spread out and open form a good
sized hall, the structure being especial
ly intended for tlie uso of small travel
ing shoxvs who dan thus carry their
theater xvith them. A Su Louis Inven
tor receives n patent for a soft tread
horse shoe xvhich has a groove or chan
nel ndnpted to receive a packing or
elastic material which can be readily
removed and replaced. E. A. Trussell.
of Omaha, received a pntent for a toy
match pistol, xvhich Is noxv being plac
ed on the market.
Parties desiring valuable information
free relative to patents, should address
Sues & Co., t'nited States Patent
Solicitors, lleo Building, Omaha. A
copy of any United States patent in
eluding all the druxvines and descrip
tions xviil be mailed for 10 cents.
The .etters in the various nlrhnlets of
i tho xxor.d vary from txxclve to "J'JJ iu num-
Kcitli'ul to the .iutt the. jrood shoo
Herts of people ro to work In ths
wrong way to enro a
K Soreness, or
ST. JACOBS OIL
wonlfl cure In the right way, rif ht
4 A. .A. - k. .J
Not Atnnyn Vent.
An English olergymnn was preaching
in a country church in Scotland, lie
had as hlH.subject "Tho Prodigal Son."
"And the prodigal son xvent awny
from his poor old father for years and
years. But after yenrs and years ho
came bade again, and his poor old
father said unto tho servants, 'Bring
forth tho fatted calf which has been
kept for my son theso years and
years."' An old farmer in tho audi
ence could contain himself no longer.
"Yer a lo'er; It xvud hao been a cool"
ho exclaimed. Judy.
Tim Cnininlimry Deportment
Of tho human system Is the stomach. In
conciurnco of Its activity, the body lit sup
piled xvlth tho element of bono, brain ncr
vou nnd muscular tlnsuo. When indigestion
impedes Its f unci Ions, tho best agent for Itn
imitliiK a lmaltliy lm,otu to Its operations
is HoMcttor'w Motmieh lllttern, nlno a t'lttn
tlVe for malaria, bilious nnd kidney coin'
pininm, nervousness una cuimiptuiuu.
An ontli on tho lip shown that tho dovll
Is In tho heart.
It the Unity Is cutting Tcotti.
So Hire amlu-o tliitolil and wfll-trtcd remnljr, Mm.
IVihiow'i Bootiiinci Stncr for Children Twtlilue
When n xvoinnn xvnntu a wheel slio ran
alxvnys find n doctor to recommend it.
TITC -All KltMopHil fire tivllr. Ktlnr'MJtrnt
Xltvi, tteoliirrr. fo HUufli'l-U.n tll.iiiH)' n,lr,
Mnrwlmim-iirm. Tri'allteniiilSStr.illliotllffrri t.
til can k. bvhU tu lit. Kllm-.Wl .XI cubt.,l'Utlu., I'u.
Paris lins i,rill,rr Inhabitants by tho
coumix Just taken.
Ullllnrd tnble, pccond-lmnd, for ale
cheap. Apply to or addrMR, H.C. Akix,
tit B. lllth Bt. Omnhn. V.
H HfwHHR m iinMaT tBWWi
Five cents' worth of
"BATTLE AX" will serve two
chewers just about as long as 5 cents'
worth of other brands will serve one
man This is because a 5 cent piece
of "BATTLE AX" is almost as
large as the JO cent piece of other
high grade brands
saddles are recommended by riders and phy-r
sicians as proper in shape and adjustment, and
every detail of equipment contributes to beauty
and the comfort and pleasure of the rider.
:j Poor i
$ lucre ih no ncctl lor you
; to contemplate n wig
J' when you can enjoy the
pleasure of sitting ngain
under your own "thatch-.''1'
Vnu rnti lioirin to irM
& vour hair back as Soon.
fi ns you begin to use
I Hair Vigor.
Exnnlntlcm nnd , Adlc m to rtnfnliltlty ef
Invention. Henrt for " InvMiton' Quid, or llnw to Ot
1'Bttut-" rjCTia 0TAmu.,WA0imt3rra, s. a
A quarter spent in HIRES
Rootbeer does you dollars''
worth of good.
M,t .nlj 1J Tht eiinilM K lllrr. On.. Philini.lpMm
k Vx ptck.g lutkM t tltn. Soil .reijirturt.
eoro cj'm two iiiwiujjavii iiuiua
Built for Two."
Li strength, lightness, grace, and
elegance of finish and equip
ment Model 41 Columbia is un
approached by any other make.
The ColumbU Catalogue,
TO ALL bandiomeat art work oi the
a t nrx7 yBr. I ftcc fiom the Columbia
At.llSn. agent, or U mailed by ua for
two a-ccnt stamps.
POPE MFG. CO., Hartford, Corm,,
Branch Stores and Agencies in almost every city '
and town. If Cclumbias are not properly repre-
in your vicinity, let us Know.
All Columbia Bicycles sre fitttd with
HMRTrORB SINGLE-TUBE TIRES
uiui BuMio. iim. .r ut. ro
WE KNOW NO TIRES SO COCO AS HARTFOROS.
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