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A T'RETT'y J *
iJi. "By Louise "Bedford.
The sas was turned up to its full
height and flared noisily in the front
parlor of a lodging house In the sub
urbs of London. Just underneath It ,
so that the bright light Illumined the
varying shade of her auburn hair , sat
a girl , with tho.advertisement sheet
of the Daily Mall laid upon the table
before her. One finger passed rapidly
down the columns.
"I wish I were a cook , Neville. Here
are cooks required of every size and
shape , no limit to either age or sex ,
apparently. I could get a dozen situ
ations tomorrow If I could roast a
joint properly , nnd I could earn a for-
time if I could do made dishes. "
The brother that Janetta Howard
addressed was a good-looking lad
about 19 years old , with dark appeal
ing eyes , and closely-cropped curly
hair. The face was spoiled by the
purposeless , weak mouth and the char
acterless chin. Ho reclined In an easy
chair , and was smoking a pipe , with
his hands thrust deep Into his trouser
"What nonsense , Jennie' As It 1
should ever consent to your going out
as a common servant ! Besides , I don't
believe you could do a red herring
"Given a good fire and a toasting
fork , I would evolve the way to do the
herring , " retorted Janetta merrily.
"But that I dare not draw out our last
J penny of capital I would go In for a
series of cooking lessons , come out at
the top of the tree , and take a place
as cook in a high family , I tell you.
I would not adopt the title of 'lady
help. ' I'd be cook , and rule my kltdhen
with a rod of iron. " And she clenched
her hand , as If she really gripped the
rod of which she spoke.
"And , falling this , what do yon pro
pose to do ? " asked Neville lazily.
"Anything that offers , " replied Jan
etta quickly , ' resuming her search
through 'the paper. "It la quite clear
that , if you are to accept this chance
1 of a stool in an accountant's ofllce , 1
< must supplement your salary In some
way ; you can't live on it. "
"I need not accept it ; ] can wait for
something better. "
"Wait until we come to our last
penny , in fact ! " cried Janetta Impa
tiently. "No. Neville ; you must take
this clerkship , and I must get some
thing and help you all I can. You
know I'm ready enough to do it ; but"
with a little break In her voice
"you'll keep steady , dear , when I'm
gone ? "
A Her .tone implied that the boy's past
had not been altogether blameless , and
' he started to his feet , as if stung b > '
* her words.
"I know I've bacn a beast , Jennie.
I've wasted a lot of money ; but if I
hadn't had such bad luck I should have
V won it back on the last Derby. . "
' "That's just it you'd no right to
v risk it , " replied Janettu despairingly ;
"but you'll leave It alone now you
must promise mo to try and keep
straight. I think it would break my
heart if you turned into a drinking ,
betting man like father ! ' . '
The last words were brought out
sadly and reluctantly , briefly telling
the tale of the present low ebb in theh
"He's dead ; you need not bring up
, his sins against him , " said Neville.
. rather sulkily.
"And 1 would not , except Unit I love
1 you eo dearly that I must give you one
word of warning. You've nobody else.
' you see , " said Janetta , with a smile
' that was almost a caress.
"Let mq see , where was 1 ? Bent
upon finding that wonderful situation
that Is to make both your fortune and
mine , " she continued , with an effort to
legaln her usual llght-heartedness
"What do you say to this ? "
" 'Wanted immediately , a younj
lady as companion , good-looking am
, good-tempered. Photo must accom-
l , pany every application. References re
quired. ' "
"Humbug ! " ejaculated Neville , fron
the depths of his easy chair.
"Conic and look for yourself , If yoi
don't believe me , " said Janetta , will
laughter In her eyes.
Ho rose and peeped over his sister's
shoulder. "Why. ye. ! It's thera saf
enough. It's a hoax , of .course. Yoi
won't be green enough to answer it ? '
) . "This very night , " said Jauetti
M ) brightly "at least. If you honcstlj
can assure mo that I fulfill the re
A qulrementB. I'm not old at two-ami
l twenty , am I ?
"I'm" averagely good-tempered , am
, could attain perfect self-control if ai
occasional outburst meant a lo s o
. situation. And" as she spoke sh
1 glanced at the common little mlrro
above the mantel shelf "don't mlm
. my feelings , tell me truly ; am I sooi
looking enough ? "
"Oh , as to that , you'll do , " repllei
, , , Neville , with the bluntness of a
> The face that the mirror reflecto
, was , framed in a cloudy mass of hair
. set like an aureole round the daintily
poised head. Hazel eyes , half veiled
by the long lashes , looked wistfully
, from under level , clearly-denned eye
brows ; a creamy complexion ; and a
smiling mouth , whoso half-opened red
lips disclosed the whiteness of the
small , even teeth , completed the plc-
, . ture.Beauty
Beauty was the one possession left
. to Janetta , and tonight she prized It
more than she had ever done before
, as a'possible means to an end. What
L ' If'thc simple fact that she was pretty
hould win for her the situation she
0 longed to obtain ?
"I shall send her my prettiest photo ,
Seville , " she said , after hen brief self
"You don't even know the sex of
ho advertiser. It may be a widower'
Advertising darkly for- number two , "
uggested her brother.
Janetta laid down her pen in some
"I don't care , " she said ; "I shall
vrlte and send my photo and refer
ences. The answer will tell us all
ibout It. I think it's n very rich old
nald , with a poodle and a parrot. I
shall probably have to wash the
> oodle , nnd play pretty Poll with
mlless lumps of sugar , and get my
lugers well packed In the process.
There ! my letter is at any rate short
ind to the point. Will It do ? " she
said , tossing It over to Neville.
'A man could not have put the thing
letter. Old maid or widower , I would
close with you at once If 1 were the
advertiser. You write a short note
nnd a pretty hand. "
"Very well , we'll go out and post
t , " said Janetta. stretching out her
: iand for her hat. "May good luck
Utend It ! "
She. received an answer by return
of post. The pointed handwriting In
which the letter was written was of
the style prevalent about 40 years
"An old maid ! Look at the writIng -
Ing ! " cried Janetta triumphantly , as
she opened the envelope.
"There is a modern brevity about
It , " said Neville , peeping over her
shoulder. "Read U out , there's a
"Dear Madam : I think you seem
likely to suit me. The salary I offer
Is 00 pounds a year ; but I shall be
willing to raise it at the end of the
flrst quarter if we find we get on to
gether. Will , you coniq for a month
and see how you like it , beginning on
"Can you leave by the train which
starts from Paddlngton at 2 o'clock ?
1 shall'be sending to NorthcllfT Sta
tion meet a friend , and you could come
by the same carriage. Wire'reply.
"Believe me , faithfully yours ,
" ( Miss ) Clarice Seymour. "
Janetta and her brother burst. Into
simultaneous laugh when she finished
"Either the woman Is a lunatic or
it's a hoax , " said Neville.
"I'll go and see for myself. It's too
good an opening to miss. Sixty pounds
a year for doing nothing , apparently.
No mention even of the poodle or the
parrot. Anyhow , it's a genuine place ;
I've looked it out in the 'Gazetteer. ' "
Thus It came to pass that , on the
Monday following , Janetta and Neville
paced up and down Paddlngton sta
tion together , both their hearts too
full of the approaching separation to
trust themselves to speak of U.
Instead , they talked of trlvlaltles ,
watched the other passengers as , they
hurried down the platform to the
train , commenting idly upon them.
"Look , Neville ! what a handsome
man that is getting Into the first-class
carriage not , far from my humble
third. If he were a girl , and applied
for my situation , i should not have
a chance , should I ? He's so very good 1
looking ! "
The man In question turned , as if
he had heard the remark , glancing at
the brother and sister , who had come
to a halt before the carriage In which
Janetta had placed her rugs.
The glance was but momentary. Ho
signed to the porter , who followed
him , to hand in his belongings , jumped
Into the carriage , and closed the door.
"I believe he heard you , Jennie , "
said Neville quickly *
"If he did it can't matter. We shall
never nleet again , and It can't be the
first time that \\c.'a \ heard he's ; good
looking , " said Janetta , with a' ' little
"Oh , Neville , I must get In ! I don't
know how to say good-by. 1 will write
tonight. Good-by , dear ; good-by.
Jump in a minute , I musf. kiss you ;
and you'll keep steady , for my sake ? "
The last words were said In a whis
"All right , don't bother ! " said Ne-
vlllo , horribly ashamed of the fact that
theio were tears In his eyes.
In a few minutes more the train w is
pulling slowly from the station , and
Janetta , who hail craned her necic from
the carriage to obtain a farewell smjle
from Neville , sank back Into her cor
ner , with plenty of time before her
In which to consider her prospects and
her fellow travelers.
The latter were singularly uninter
esting , with the exception of a little
girl not more thun tv.'o yean old , who
sat just opposite Janetta , regarding
her with thoughtful eyes.
"Pretty , " she said presently , stretchIng -
Ing out her arms to como to her , And
Janetta , with a reassuring nod to the
mother , stood , the child by the window
and talked to her for the * first hour ,
only handing her back to her natural |
guardian when the little thing was
tired out , and showed signs of drop
ping off to sleep.
A glance at her watch told her that
she could not be many miles from her
destination , and she looked out of the
window to notice the sort of country
through 'which they were traveling ,
fancying that In the fast-fading light
of the February afternoon she could
catch the.shimmer of.the sea In the >
distance..n . < , i .
The thought had , scarcely framed it-
celt before'BOO' was conscious of a
curious swaying to and fro lu the car
riage , then a shivering vibration ran
along the train as If the brake had boon
applied with unwonted force ; and , be
fore she could do moro than read the
awful alarm that was written upon
the faecn of her fellow travelers , there
i-amo a crash nnd a total cessation ot
The earth Itr.elf seemed tottering
under her , nnd she was thrown from
her scat to the floor. She WAS too
stunned for a few minutes to realize
In the least what had happened ! lint
when at last able to collect her senses ,
she know that thoie must have been
un accident , the nature and charactor"
of which she- wan Incapable of gaug
The air wag alive with sounds more
or less distressing the hliulng of the
engine , the shouta of tin ; engine driver ,
the piercing shrieks of women , and
close to her , making Itaelf heard above
the din , the pitiful , frightened wall ot
a little child.
"Poor Httlo dear ! it mutt be the
little child 1 was talking to , " said
Janetta , trying to raise herself on to
her kneqs so as to sno better what
had happened to her follow travelers ,
and much relieved to find that her
own limbs were whole and sound.
The carriage was jerked off the rails
and was pitched half over on Its side ,
and the struggles of othcrH to free
themselves were beginning to bo un
pleasantly felt when , from her kneel
ing posture , Janetta caught , a glimpse
of Jhe man whom ho had seen getting
ting Into the first-class1 carriage a lit
tle beyond her own at Paddlngton.
"Hallo ! " he said , with a pleasant
smile , "Yon seem to want help hero.
Don't be frightened ; I don't think
there is much harm done , barring the
smashing up of a carriage or so. No ,
119 ! don't struggle behind there !
Ladles first , please. I must help" you
out through the window , as the door
Is Jammed , and beware ot broken
"The child first , " said Janetta , with
quivering lips , who ha * laid hold ol
the little frightened heap that had
been propelled right under the seat
opposite to her own.
. "Hand her out , please ! " cried the
man , depositing the , child high up on
the bank near by. "She's scared out
of her wits , as well she may be. Now
give mo your hands , and place youi
feet on the handle of the door ; I'll keel
you steady as you climb through am
lift you out. "
Janetta obeyed every dlrcttlon
swiftly ami deftly.
With her arm about the child , Janet
ta sat and "watched the strange scsne
with dazed , bewildered eyes. The hugo
engine , which had run off the line
stood half embedded in the bank a
the side , unorWng and pulling as If In
dignant at finding himself in such ar
Men with scared faces hurried hither
and thither ; women stood In groups
along the line , Fobbing In helpless ter
The mother of her little charge lay
stretched nt full length on the grass
close by , borne thither by the strong
arms of her rescuer , who * seemed al
most the only man who kept full pos
session of his senses , except a fair-
facedi fair-haired young doctor , who
hastened forward towards the pros
trate figure , kneeling by her and feel
ing her pulao with professional calm.
"Fainted , that's all , " he said , lookIng -
Ing up at the man by his side. Thou
a , quick glance of recognition passed
over his features. "Why , MerivalP , ,
you here' ? " he exclaimed. "On your
way to the George , I suppose ? "
From a certain hardening o the
voice Junetta gathered that , for sonm
reason unknown , the fair-haired dor-
tor did not like the handsome stranger ,
whose fine physique and pleasant bear
ing seemed so attractive to herself.
( To be continued. )
'TELEPHONE EAR. "
OporntoM Say AinHcrlnjr CuIU lioix Not
Affect tlie Hearing ?
Chicago girls who listen to the click
In the telephone receiver for eight
hours every day in the week laugh at
the Idea that their New York sister
operators are getting a "telephone ear , "
or a deafness , from the constant snap
ping of the call signals , says the Chicago
cage News. "A 'telephone car , ' " re
marked one girl who has operated a.
board In the central ofllce for three
years , "Is the most acute ono In the
world , and the more noise there Is In
the phone the more trained our ears
become to detect what Is being said. "
"There are a great number of girls In
this ofllce , " said the chief operator. "I
sat at a board myself for several years ,
and I never heard a girl complain that
( he sound of the phone affected her
hearing In the least. I know It never
did mine. " In speaking of the elfcit
of the click on an operator's hearltm ;
A. S. Hibbard , the general manager "f
company said :
"I do not care to say that the New
York people are wrong In their con
tentions that they have had capes of
deafness due to thq Kouml made m
connecting and disconnecting the telp-
phones , but It sounds Improbable to
me. We have had the signal system
In Chicago for about live years. Almost -
most every phone In Chicago now calls
the main board without twisting a
crank , and yet I have never heard of
a complaint. "
Cat That Nutar Tatted Mrat.
A kitten has been brought up on an
exclusively Vegetable diet by a family
of vegetarians. The result Is thnt It
will not touch animal food and It pays
no attention to rats or mice.
dAlmost any evil can' be remedied If
you face. It fearlessly ! and honestly try
to remove it.
3HEEPRA1SERS ROLLING IN
RICHES FROM WOOL.
An llvtrnonllimry Trlliuto to thn He-
nrnront iTeet4 ; nf thn llltiRlcy Turin
Ij w tlrrut Incriixiu In the
or .Sheep llulncd ,
Albuquerque , N. M. , correspondence
of the New York Evening Vest : The
forthcoming annual reports of Govern-
of ( Hero of New Mexico nnil of ( lov.
.Murphy of Arizona to the president
will contain Interesting Information
for wool growers In the eastern states.
The growth of the wool Industry In
the southwestern territories during the
last three years Is without precedent.
Now Mexico hus become the chief wool
producing region In the union , and
the Industry Is fist : Increasing
throughout the territory. Arlzona'ti
wool product has Increased 27 per cent
In three years , and the capital Invest
ed In flocks and sheep ranges In that
state E If , estimated at 5650,000 . more
than t In any former year. Doth Gov.
Otero and Gov. Murphy have given a
good deal of attention lately to gath
ering J facts concerning the profits , the
outlook , and the growth of the Hocks ,
anil the wool product In the Territories
The recent census nhowH that New
Mexico has l,4l7,000 ! sheep , wcirth from
? l.liO to $2.10 u head. Montana , which
was the leading wool-producing state
In the union until two years ago , has
3,785.000 Hhe.cp , and Ohio , which was
the banner wool state until the Indus
try moved westward , still hus about
3,000,000 head of sheep. Arizona has
2,631,000 sheep , California has 2,018.000
and Idaho and Wyoming have each
more than 2.QOO.OOO sheep. Kwos and
lambs form an umiMially largo proportion
tion of the Hocks In New Mexico , and
It may , therefore bo reckoned that the
number of wool-bearing sheep In the
territory will bo Increased by more
than 1,300,000 during the next year.
The ttal number of sheep In the
pu the free list , ho Is said to have lost
more than $400,000 In ono season , nnd
jidarly failed In business. Ho has ,
however , rapidly recovered since 1897 ,
and now ho ban moro than $1,110,000
Invested In nheep , wool-storing houses ,
and ranges. Ho has lfi.000 hhocp , di
vided Into eleven flocks. He employs
thirty-five shepherds , two ovorscerfl
and through five months of each year
ho employs twenty men who do ndth-
Ing but shear sheep. His wool clip for
IflOO amounts to about 313,200 pounds ,
and the present market price for the
product ranges from twelve to fifteen
cents a poundi Ills Increase In lambs
for IfiOO Is about 31,000 , and these are
vorth nowadays from $1.60 to $2,10
each. The Fantou flocks are expected
to comprise moro than fip.OOO sheep by
next summer. Helen T. Orlswold.
A GOOD THING TO REMEMBER.
The Secretary of Agriculture In his
annual report draws attention to the
fart that our total sales of domestic
farm products to foreign countries dur
ing the four Jlseal years 1897-1900 ag
gregated the enormous sum of $3,180-
000,000 , or close to $800C 0(0,000 In
excess of the export value for the pre
ceding four-year period. In other words
wo received on an average during 1897-
1900 for products of domestic agricul
ture marketed abroad nearly $200,000-
000 a year above the annual amount
paid us for such products during 1893-
189d. This Is all very gratifying , as It
shows how dependent the nations of
the easturn .hemisphere are upon the
United States for bread and meat.
These markets will always take our
food surplus at a price , but It will be
a price that we cannot control. After
all , the best market for American food
stuffs Is right here In America. The
moro wo consume here the less will bo
left for export , and the less left for expert -
port , the greater will be prices paid
for the exported surplus.
Tim main thing In agriculture , as In
manufacturing , Is the big homo mar
ket ; and the \\i\y to make the homo
market take the largest possible share
of what the farmer has to sell and pay
A DEADLY PARALLEL ,
Jmiiiiiryl.il : ! ! : ! . .htntmry 1 , 1UU1. "
A Democrat. < rroahli'iit-IUrcl. A Itopiililloiiu l'ivalilmil-iirct.
Mc'imtn mid UOIHU Doniocriitlr. Kvst Nniuiti' and HIIIIHO ICiipiilillciin.
A I'rcQ Tr.nlo 'I'lirltT Anur d. A I'riitcctl\o T.irlfT A mircid.
Cnnltnl .Stitnnnd and Tluild. i\ory Ooll.ir SVcItlriK fnvnnl incut.
Itctrvncliinont the AVutrlnronl. Kxpnnslon Uui Wulchuord.
iplojinrnt mid \ViiK1' " Dorrcunlnt ; . I'niplojiiieiit ! and Waui'i * InrrciiHliiK.
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Worr.vlnc Oicir lruturo Lank of Vruinlni ; n 1(111 to Itrdnco tlio
9Iu5t Soon Ilorroiv lUuin-y to Vnf . I.onilln AIoni\v to the
Iiiorraslntf NiUloiiul l ) < ilit. Iludliclni ; Niitlonal Debt ,
ralliirc.i IluRln to InrronBo. X'allurn I.IthllltlfX NnrHt I.oir.
At the Mercy of ICunipe. The ) Worhl at Oar tltrey.
Kmplclon , DUlriiil , Fnaf. Conllilfiioc , Krupcct. Trimt.
United States Is now about 47,000,000 ,
and the total annual wool product in
the union Is 211,000,000 pounds , or a
fraction over five pounds of wool to
each head of sheep. During the year
ending Juno 30 last , the consumption
of wool In the United States wils Glil.-
270,000 pounds , or almost three times
the ihpme , . .product'(3o.vc.rnor , .Otcro
finds that an acre of fair grazing land
among the hills and mountain valleys
of-New Mexico will support two sheep
each each year , and that thnio are GG-
000,000 acres of such pasturage. Thus ,
Now Mexico will be able to maintain
105,000,000 more sheep than she now
has. Governor Murphy , by a similar
line ot reasoning , tindh that there is
ample pasturage for : J7.000,000 more
sheep in Arizona.
, It has been closely reclamed that
the cost of the maintenance of a Hock
worth from ? 7.000 to ? 8,000 for one
year Is about f 1,100 , or thirty cents per
head. This Includes pay for shepherds ,
food , shearing and Incidental expenses.
An aye/age yield of wool per head is
five pounds , and as the present market
price of wool , 14 cents a pound , each
sheep pays seventy rents a ye.ar lu
fleece , or a profit of foity cents a head
per year. A flock of1,000 .sheep Is
therefore reckoned ( barring unusual
expenses ) to yield s-omo ? 1COO. profit
In wool in a year. The natural In
crease In lambs In an average flock Is
reckoned at about 2.200 ouch year , and
that , too , Is a souree of large profit
where the pasturage Is good for moro
aheep. The average number of losses
during a year In a flock of 4.000 sheep
Is 200 , by c&tray , sickness and attacks
by coyotes and bears.
It has been closely estimated that
about $24,000,000 Is Invested In New
Mexican sheep and wool interests
whllo In Arizona about 112,000,000 Is
Invested. This comprises the value of
the flocks , ranges and wool xturc-
houai'6. Thi- wool Industry attractb
many young Englishmen of capital ,
and every year the number of Eng
lishmen In wool-growing Inc-raiHcs.
Many Englishmen who are lender * ; In
Hheep-ranchliiK In the southwest are
the younger sons of some of tlin no
bility In England. Lord Salisbury has
two nephews in the locality of Las
Cruces , N. M. . who are Halt ! to have
each made more than ? 40,000 in hheep
and wool since the rise in wool under
the operation of the DIngley tariff law
in 1807. A sou of the late Marquis of
Bute has been very successful in big
sheep investments among the foothills
near Raton , N. M ,
The most Important wool-grower In
the United States Is Marshall E. Fnn-
ton of Southern New Mexico. Ho has
had several upn and downs In the wool
Industry , and In 1895 , when wool wna
a good prlcorfor It Is tq keep the larg
est possible percentage of our popula
tion at work in the millc and factories.
The American farmer understands this
better than ho used to. Protectionist. *
have been preaching It to him for 10
years , and the vote cast In the fann
ing districts at the last election shows
that the idea has at last found perma
nentlodgment. , It Is a good thing to
WHAT THE F.REE TRADERS AC
According to * the .Johnstown Dom'o-
crat , "free traders did not condemn the
Ulngloy tariff because It 'closed to us
( ho markets of the world. "
AmHIior half truth half'stated , and
therefore unontltled to the serious con
sideration of the people. Yet in order
that truth may again prevail wo pro-
porie hero to state itho facts.
In a measured sense It Is true that
the free traders did not condemn the
DIngley tariff "becaiiL-e It closed the
nmikets of the world" to American
exporters. The net had scarcely gone
into offer t bcforo tim foreign markets
iicgnn to open to our productb.
But what the free traders actually
did \vus to condemn the DIngley bill in
every poaulMo way because If enacted
It1 would oloKtlio markets of the world [
to those name products. It did noth
ing of the kind , of course , but they re
peated that it would a thousand times
In CongiTHii and out.
All of which , the Inquirer submits
amounts to ihn difference between
tweedledum ami twcedlodte. with the
Johnstown Democrat raising the ISHUO
ii ; deeelvo the people nginu. Phlladel-
MUST REDEEM THE PLEDGE.
A Republican congress should have
the courage to be as fair to the ship
ping Interests of the country as It has
been to the manufacturing and com
mercial Intm-ests. No reasonable ex
cuse can now be offered for any fur
ther delay In the enactment of a law
that will restore the American flag to
Its proper place on the ocean high
ways. There IK no lined to argue at
length In advocacy of such legislation ,
for the facts are too palpable and pres
ent conditions are too1 humiliating to
American pride for any honest differ
ence of opinion regarding the necessi 1
ties of the situation or the remedy.
The congress whose sessions began
Monday should not adjourn on March
4 next without having redeemed the
'pledge of the Republican National con
tention that American shipping would
huvu the piotectlon ami encourage
ment to which It Is entitled.
York Mall and Express.
Bklllril Delmtcr * In tlin Renal * .
Among1 tll 'T0st' ) dcbutcra in the oin-
ate 'nro Chandler of ( Now Hampshire
and Spooner of Wisconsin. Chandler
Is the keener nnd moro'caustic of the
two. Spooncr has the advantage in
the spectaculnr surprises a running
debate. Chandler In moro feared ns
an opponent than any other man. Ho
has a gonhHfor ( ClipcQvcrhiKiMio vul
nerable point in the enemy's armor ,
and ho is mcivJlean In rending hla
weapons homo. Both ho imcl Spoonor
are Invariably good-natured. Neither
of thorn was over known to lose his
temper in debate.
Can't 1'ay u 0-C nt 1'arn with 830.
Some tlmo ago Ida Balk tendered a
street car conductor In Toledo n $20
bill In payment of ono faro. The con
ductor lefuscd to accent the bill on
the ground that ho did not have
change for that amount and ejected
the woman from the car. 3ho brought
suit against the company for damages
mid the case was decided against her
Judge Pugsloy said In deciding the
case that It was unreasonable to ex
pect the street car conductor to carry
that amount of change.
To ItnN * ( li-orgln rroanliorn In Africa ,
A shipment of 100,000 young * peach
trees from Georgia nnrsorlos , bound
for Capo Colony and Natal , South Af
rica , will bo made next week. They
go largely Into Natal , and n largo num
ber of the trees going to that country
nro consigned to Ladysmlth. Capo
Colony fruit growers get less than
half of the shipment.
MR. AYERS NOT DHAD.
Very IMnnli Alive nnd Out With n Letter
Trlllnir How Ho WiSarrd. .
Minneapolis , Minn. , Dec. 20. ( Spe
cial. ) Few who knew how 111 Mr. A.
E. Ayers of thin city had been with
Bright's Disease and Diabetes cvor ex
pected ho could live. Four doctors gave
him but throe or four days to live. Ho
recovered through the prompt and con
tinued use of a well-known remedy ,
and h'as given the following letter for
publication. It Is dated nt Bath , N. Y. ,
whore Mr. Ayers now resides.
Soldiers and Sailors' Homo ,
Bath , N. Y.
Dodds Medlclno Co. , Buffalo , N. Y. :
Dear Sirs I wlat to tell you what
Dodd's Kidney Pills have done for me.
AB far aa I am' ' concerned they are the
best In the world , for they not only
hiivcd my life , but they have given mo
new life and hoiio. 1 lived In Minne
apolis for forty-nine years , and am
well Tuiowii there by many people. I
Buffered severely with Brlght'ti Disease
and Diabetes. Four well-known physi
cians gave me up to die. In fact they
gave mo only three or four days at the
longest , to live. I had spent nearly
everything I had In the effort to save
my life , but seeing an advertisement
of Dodd" Kidney Pills , I scraped what
was nearly my last half dollar , sent to
the drug Htorc and bought a box. I had
very little hope of anything every doing
mo any good , ns from what the four
doctors had told me , It was now a mat
ter of hours with me. I commenced to
tnko'tho ' Pills , and from the very flrst
they helped me. I took In all about
forty box6s. f dottbtless did not need
so many , but I wanted to make sure ,
and after all , $20 is a smith amount of
money to remove the sentence of death
and save ono's life.
1 have slued recommended Dodd's
Kidney Pills to hundreds of people ,
and I have yet to hear of the flrst one
thnt did not find them all that you
claim for them. I can remember of two
people to whom I lAul recommended
Dodd's Kidney Pills , and who after
wards said to mo that they received no
benefit. I asked to sec their Pill boxes ,
and behold , Instead of Dodd's Kidney
Pills , It , wa4'H Kidney Pills , an
Imitation of the genuine Dodd'a , and
not , the real thing at alj that they had
been using. I gave each of them an
empty pill box that Dodd'a Kidney
Pills had been , put up in , BO that they
could make no more mistakes' , and
they , afterwards .came to me. and told
mo that they had bought and .need the
genuine Dodd's Kidney Pills , and wore
I still continue to use the Pills off
and on , and would not be without them
If they were $ f > 0 a box. I think that
every old gentleman In the world
would bo healthier and bettor if ho
would take one after each meal.
I wlali 1 could think of words strong
enough to express to you my gratitude
for what your Medicine has done for
mo. It IB not often , I suppose , that a
man who lu utarlng death right In the
face , Is permitted to live and tell of
the means which navcd him , and as
that Is my potjltlon , my heart Is over
whelmed with' tluuikfulncFs to God
for His mercy to mo In permitting mete
to see the advertisement of Dodd's
Kldnoy PIllu. when It sosmed that I
wan beyond all earthly power to saru
that 1 cannot express my real feelings.
If ( anyone doubts thp statement I
have made , they may write to mi , and
I will try and prove to them that all I
have said In this letter Is true , ami
more than true. There are hundreds of
people In Minneapolis who know all
about my case and the way Dodd's
Kidney Pills pulled me through , when
I had been given up by tiio four doctors
of Brlght's Disease and Diabetes , nnd
had practically lost all hope. You are
at liberty to publish this testimonial
which I give you from the bottom of
my heart , and I sincerely wish that 1
could find the right words to express
my feelings of gratitude to you and to
Dodd's Kldnoy Pills , for my restora
tion to life and health.
( Signed ) A. E. AYERS ,
Ijato of Mlnneaolls. ) now at
Soldiers nnd Sailors' Homo , Bath , N. Y.
Mr. Aycra Is only ono of thousands
of aged gentlemen who say that their
liven h'a'vo ' been prolonged and tholr
declining years made 'worth living by
the us/efor / Dodd's Kidney Pllla.
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