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CHAPTER IX.-Coutiniiud. ( )
"Fttlier , " cried the unhappy Blrl , ulnk-
tag npon her knees , niul once more claspIng -
Ing her hands. "Oh , will you not KIIVO
me from this terrible doom ? What have
I ever done that you should thtiH consign
me to Hliaine and misery ? How have I
rer , by a sliiKle word ur deed , merited
this from you ? Oh , have pity on inc.
The dark man Mood for a few moments
nd Buzcd upon the child In silence. Then
he gave her his hand and lifted her to
her feet. His frame trembled , nnd his
and once more
* yc burned strangely ;
Irene saw that name look that bad before
made her shudder.
"You would be naved from .Tllok Tn
del ? " he uttered , In n quick , . , norvou *
h "Yes Oh , yesl" the maiden replied.
Bhe Rated up Into IIH ! face as Hhe spoke ,
but she shrank from the look Hhe met
there. It was not a kind look It was not
* threatening one. Oh , she could not
"I hare promised Tudel , " he whispered.
"I hnve promised him ; but , not I will
not speak yet ! "
The man stopped midway In the room-
he eased upon the Bid a moment and
then left the plarc. Irene tttood there ,
crouching away In the corner , until tshe
could hear the steps of her father no
more , and then , with one deep groan , she
arik down senseless upon the Hour.
It won half an hour after this that Can *
audra came into the room and found her
'young ' mistress IjliiB upon the lloor. She
hastened to her hide , and with cold wat *
r and Hulls soon managed to brhiK her
from her swoon.
"What Is it , my mistress ? " the faithful
clrl asked , as she held the maiden's bund
in her lap.
" " Irene gazing
"Oassandra , whispered ,
eagerly up , "Is It you ? "
"Yes , dearest mistress. "
"Where is my father ? "
"I know not ; I have not neon him.
Shall I call him ? "
"Call him ! " repeated the fair girl ,
tartlng quickly to her feet.
Bhe gazed wildly about her , and finally ,
bending close to her attendant , she ut
tered , In n hoarse , frightened whisper :
"Oh , no I have no father , Cassandra.
Never , never morel On all the wide
earth I have no father ! Speak not now.
Let me think. "
Irene sank Into a clialr and bowed her
head upon her hands. She remained thus
full flftcen minutes , and when she ruUcd
feer head again It was fairly dark.
"Shall I brine lights ? " asked Cassan
"Not here not here. Take them to my
wn chamber ; I will go thither at once ,
tnd do you follow quickly with the lights
quickly , Cassandra ; O , quickly ! Do not
leave me alone ! "
The fair young attendant was surpris
ed and most deeply moved , but she stop
ped not now to usk questions , Hasten
ing at once to the steward's department ,
tthe procured candlcH , and then went up
< to the chamber of her mistress , where she
found Irene already seated upon the bed.
The waxen tapers were set In the costly
ticks , and then Cassandra sat down up
on the soft divan which her mistress
lomcthncH used for a footstool. Awhile
Irene gazed upon her In silence , nnd then
oho went and sat down near her and
drew her head late her lap. This move
ment startled the young girl. For an In-
atant the thought Hashed upon her that
her poor mistress might have her mind
turned. Yet she allowed her head to rest
Quietly where it had been placed , and she
moved not until she felt a warm tear
drop upon her cheek. Another and an
other. She turned her gaze upward , and
Irene was weeping. Starting quickly up ,
he threw her arms about her gentle
lady's neck , nnd in a low , eager tone , bhe
I "What Is it , Irene ? O , trust me , for
thlr heart is all your own , even unto
The maiden wiped away her tears , nnd
with an effort she was calm.
"Cassandra , " she said , in a low , yet dis
tinct tone , "I have no home. I have no
home ! I have no father any more , Gas-
anura. isever , never morel iNo father ! "
"Hut he Is not dead , " whispered the
"Dead to me worse than dead , " re
turned Irene , with a fearful shudder.
"But ask me no more of him. I * cannot
tay here , Cassandra ; It is no moie my
home ; this roof covers a pest-spot a
charnel-house ! You will bear me com
"iTos , yes , my mistress. You will not
command me In this , for only bid me stay
behind , nnd on my bended knee will I
pray that I may accompany you. But
when will you go ? "
"As soon as possible. Oh , to-night If
I could. "
"Is there need of such haste ? "
"Ay as there Is of the condemned
man's breaking from prison. They have
fixed upon Monday next as the day of
y marriage. "
"So soon ? " uttered Cassandrti , forget
ting what had passed. "And will not
your father nave you from this ? "
Irene St. Marc turnfd pale ns death.
She pressed her hands hard upon her
bosom , and at length she hidel , In a voice
fearfully distinct jn its deep , moaning
"He would save me from the pirate-
as the ravenous wolf would save the lot
lamb ! "
Cassandra gazed fixedly Into the xpenk
er's face , and her own cheeks turnei !
ashen , and her own frame Miook. One
more she wound her arms about Irene's
neck and drew her head upon her bosom
"I will ask thee no more , " bhe said
peaking gently and soothingly. "I-et u
plan for our escape , and make our way
off as HOOD ns possible. "
Irene made one more powerful effort
and thereby nhe threw off the te > Tlltl
lend from her mind , so that she couli
bend her thoughts to the subject In hum !
"Oh , we mint be very careful , " sh
laid , "for I feel hurt- that I Know wb ,
thin move Is taken. I have been too bol
and assured. I' have exposed my thought
when I knew It not. From my utter win !
nesa when In the bad man's prenunce , an
from the deep contempt which I have al
lowed to exhibit Itself toward hiiii ( he
has rightly judged thttt I meant to make
my escape. For no other reason would
he him- made such a change In our ar
rangement * . Ho. once more , we must be
very careful. You are quick of wit , Cas
sandra ; oh , help me If you can ! "
The young girl g.ized her mistress
steadily while she spoke , nnd when she
had finished she bowed her head and re
mained for some moments In drop
thought. At length she rained her eyes ,
ami the very light that beamed therefrom
old that she had gained something by
"I tlilnli I can obtain the garbs of two
priests , Irene I am mire 1 can. I can
ilo It this very night. You remember uiy
father , ladv ? "
"Very well , Cn nndrii. "
"Well , CJoiii'nle * Hondo wan n poor
> oy once , despised and turned away bj
the wealthy because Jie , WIIH poor and
friendless , and shunned by the leperos
mcnuse he was of a caste above them.
My father , poor a.s lie. was , and but n
simple ranehoro , fed him and clothed him ,
and by his own liilluence alone got him
Into the church. It was In this wise.
Uelvardo , the bishop , was 111 n carriage ,
and his horses wore running furiously
away with him , having thrown his pos
tilion off. Near to my father's house
there was n frightful precipice ; towards
this the horses were dashing on In nil
their mad fury , when my father rushed
out in front of them and seized them ;
they dragged him a short way and hurt
him much , but he stopped them nnd
saved the bishop's life. The prelate
forced a purse upon him , nnd bade him
come for any favor he might want while
they both lived. But my father never
went but once , nnd that was to ask that
poor GonznlcH Hondo might be taken in
to the holy orders ; the good bishop was
Irue to his promise , nnd he not only gave
Gonzales a noble opportunity for advance
ment , but he also made him understand
that he owed It all to my father. So now
I know that Consoles will help me. lie
is a good priest and of much liilluence.
He was but a boy when he entered the
college , and f think he told me he still
kept his novitiate suit. If we can ob
tain the garb of priests we can easily es
cape. From the top of our house we can
step directly upon the next , nnd from
thence upon the roof of the chapel ; nnd
of course no one will think of questioning
two priests coming from that direction. "
"Oh , ten thousand blessings on thee ,
dear one ! " murmured Irene , winding her
arms about her companion's neck. "Al
ready I becln In llvi. niirn innro. fins.
sandrn , when can you see the priest ? "
"To-night . I will "
now. go at once.
"Hut will they not suspect thee ? "
"No , for F hnve liberty to go and come
as I please ; the distance Is not far. "
"Then go at once. But , oh , be careful.
Should I lose you , my last and only stay
would be gone. "
"And Is there not one other ? " Cassan
"Whom do you mean ? "
"The young and noble American cap
Irene St. Marc started.and for a mo
ment the rich blood mounted to her
cheeks and temples.
"Alas ! " she murmured , "once I might
have hoped , but his people are now at
war with ours , and his duty now keeps
him away. I must not think of him
perhaps he never never loved me. He
will never know how devotedly I hove
loved him ! Oh , why was It so ? why did
I ever see him ? Clarence heaven bless
tl ee everl'ft
| Words of hope were upon Cassandra's
lips , but MIC did not utter them ; he had
no ground for them , nnd she left them un
said. Hut she pressed her lips to Irene's
fair brow , and then she said
"Hest you easy here while I go to Fnth
er Hondo's house. I will not be gone
"Hurry , my good Cassandra. Ix-ave
me no longer than you can help. " ,
And when the
true-hearted girl was
gone , Irene locked her doorv and then
she sank down upon her bed.
During all the time that Irene wan left
alone she moved not. She lay nnd pen
dered upon the years that had passed ,
and upon the days that hud passed. She
thought of her father and she wondered
If any other child in all the country had a
parent like him. She hoped not slip
prayed not. Then she thought of the
noble youth npon whom she had bestow
ed the whole of her pure heart's lovp ,
and who wondered If he loved her at * she
loved him. lie had never told her of his
love , though she had hoped that In his
looks she had read the happy assurance.
" 1't Is a strange tale of love. " she mur
mured to herself , as she clasped her
hands upon her bosom. "And yrt. how
ould I help It ? What to me was his na
tivity or his tongue ? Heaven makes no
nations , no castes. Oh , Clarence Clap-
LMico can the protecting love of thy noble
heart the shielding power of thy strong
arms , be In store for me ? "
At length the maiden was aroused by
hearing a light creaking from the stairs
which came down from the roof , nnd In
a few moments more some one tiled her
door. She arose and went to ask who
was there , and the soft voice of Cassuu
ilrn was heard in reply.
"Are you alone ? " the girl asked , In i
very low whisper.
" Yes no one has been here since you
left. " - -
Cassandra turned and picked up n ; bun
dle she had dropped by the side of the
door , and then came In , and ns soon as
the door had been relocked , the two went
back to where the candles were. Irene
sat iloun , but she dared not ask n ques
tion ; she had rested all her hopes 111 on
her maid's siicccs. * , and she was fearful
of eliciting a fatal answer. But she was
not kept long In hiis-pensc.
"Did you notice which way I came ? "
"You came down from the roof , did 1
you not ? "
"Hut how ? " queried Irene , whose mind I
had just caught the dltllculty of the thing.
"Ah , my mistress , good Father Hondo
lint ) been more kind than 1 bull even hop
ed. Nut only him he given me the dresses
1 sought , but he ulwo gave me u key to
the chapel , which I am to return to him. "
"Jlless you bless " murmured Irene' ,
at the Name tlmu drawing the gold gill's
head niion her bosom anil kissing her.
"We can escape now. "
"Yes i-UHlly , " returned Cassandra ,
mi-Ing her head. "All wo hnve to do Is
simply to put on the tlrenses. I have
brought , nnd then make our escape. But
we will not start yet ; it will be safer to
wnlt until after midnight , for then all
will bo Miff here In the house. We had
better retire now , for there la no knowIng -
Ing who may come to look In upon us.
If suspicion IN already cnlcrtuinetl It will
not do to excite more. "
Irene saw at once the propriety of the
girl's suggestion , and ere long afterwards
she prepared to retire. The candles were
xtlngulshed after n small night-lamp
had been lighted , and then Gut > saiulra
lay down with her mistress. 1't was not
far from eleven o'clock when a light footstep -
stop was heard near the door , anil Imme
diately afterwards some one tried the
latch. Upon the Instant Cassandra com
menced to snore.
"Who's there'/ " asked Irene , speaking
as though she hail just been awakened
from a sound sleep.
"It's only me old Bel , " retnrneil the
applicant. " 1 thought I'd just stop ami
M'o if you wanted anything. "
"No , 1 thank you I want only sleep. "
After this the woman went away. Gas-
nan < lrn listened until she was out of hear
ing , and then she said :
"Your father sent that old woman Up ,
I am sure. I saw her in conversation
with him as T passed his window tills
" 1 thought of that , when 1 first heard
her , " returned Prone.
Nothing more was said until the clock
struck twelve , though neither of the girls
had closed her eyes from drowsiness. All
was quiet In the house.
"Now , " said Cassandra , In a low whis
per , "let us up and prepare. I will make
sure that there Is no one about the hall. "
Thus speaking , she arose nnd walked
softly to the door , and having opened It
she passed noiselessly out and looked
about. But she found nothing In the
way. All was still nnd quiet , nnd the
lights were all out ; she returned , and hav
ing relocked the door she raised the wick
of the lamp , and then proceeded to open
the bundle she hail brought with her
from the good priest's. First she helped
dress Irene. The black silken hose were
drawn on ; then the buckled shoes ; then
the clo'.e vest ; and then the long robe.
The latter garment was not an Inch too
long , and when the girtlle was round
about the loins ami tied , the garb fitted
well. Next she put Irene's long , silken
tresses snugly up on the top of the head ,
and having bound them up , she put on
the tight skull cap. It only needed now
the grent-brimuied hat. and this the girl
brought up from her bundle. Irene took
the lamp and went to the mirror , and she
was well pleased with the disguise , feel
ing sure that in the night , at least , she
should not be detected.
As soon as this was accomplished , Cas
sandra proceeded to put on her own dis
guise , which was just like that of her
"Now , " she said , "let ns pack up what
we shall most need , and then we will be
off. We can take one change of dress ,
and that must sulllce in that line. "
The bundles were quickly made up , nnd
then they turned their attention to such
things ns they wished to secure about
their persons. Irene had quite a lot of
valuable jewelry , besides about five hun
dred dollars In gold coin. All this she
secured about her , and then she sat down
upon the bed. The excitement of the
occasion was almost overpowering.
"All Is ready now , " whispered Cassan
drn , placing her arm about the maiden's
"Do not fear for me. " Irene quickly re
turned ; "It Is only a momentary weak
ness I was only thinking "
She stopped here and burst Into tears.
For some moments she wept npon her
companion's bosom , and finally she gazed
up and brushed the tears away.
"It Is past now , " she said. "I could
not help It , Cassandra ; it was my last
thought of the place that has been f = o
long my home. But It Is over. I am
strong now let us go. "
The two girls took up their bundles nnd
passed out from the room. Cassandra
locked the door behind her nnd put the
key In her pocket , and then nolselessl.\
led the way to the roof-ladder , and
thence to the top of the house. Here she
blew out her light , and having set the
lam1. ) down where it would not be ensilj
seen , she started on towards the roof of
the adjoining building. They walked
very quietly here , for some of the ser
vants slept beneath them. There was no
moon , but the stars were all out clear
nnd bright , and the fugitives picked their
way very easily. Having passed the roof
of the second IIOIIM > , they came to the
chapel , on the top of which there was a
cupola. Upon one hide of this cupola
there was a dour , and this Cassandra
opened by tin-mis of the key which the
priest bad given her. A few steps fur
ther and they were in the btrcct , with the
way open before them now to go ns they
' hit ! " uttered Irene , drawing more
closely to her companion , "there Is n
"Ah , Irene , .von must be more careful
than that. l > et come what may , we must
be bold and feurle.ss , else our disguises
will avidt ns nothing , lint we have noth
ing to fear here , for I think thin is good
And NO It proved. The priest was the
first to hpcnk.
"Fear not , lady. " lie said , as he noticed
Irene's treinnlousiiPHS. "If you have n
holy purpose In view and 1 believe yon
have go boldly on , but carefully. You
hnve the kev. Cassandra ? "
"Yes , good father. Here It is , "
"Now come with me , " the man said ,
as he placed the key In the pocket of hi
gown. "I will go beyond the gates of
the city with yon , and beyond there you
must trust to your own strength and wit
Hut within the city I may be of service ,
for If the hcntiueU hail us. my Identity
will be passport enough for you. "
And It was fortunate for them tha.
Gonznles went with them , for they were
( topped by three different sentries'
though no opposition wa . offered. Anlv
ed at the gute , the real prieot readily ob
tained egress , and In a few moments mori
they were standing without the wall * o
| the town. There was a t-en e of dreitri
ness came over Irene's soul us she cip
her eyci over the wide expanse of him
i and marsh which lay t > pteu < l so durlilj
and cloouilly beuuuth tbe uicut.
! "Which way now ? " he Involuntarily I
"There Is but one way that I could
recommend , " returned Hondo. "I will
go with you a little further , for I have
no desire to return too soon : we must
take the .Talapa road , for there Is none
other that would be safe. Among some
of the stop ! Hy tbe mass , I' know a
native not far from the road who owes
me a debt of gratitude. I saved him
ft cm the executioner's hands not two
years ago , when a party of them were
apprehended for highway robbery ; Ills
, name Is Jacar Xanpa. I will send you
to him , and there you shall be safe. But
come I can explain as we go on. "
The trio now set forward as swiftly us
the priest thought prudent.
( To be continued. )
Kiivctl by n Cut-
Sir 12ward Ohborne , Lord Mayor of
London la Ills time , bought an ancient
hoiiso In Yorkshire , and feeut bis wife
nnd children thither. There were two
boys ninonK them. The Pall Mall Ga
zette tells of u tnigody which occurred
t tbe house soon after.
On of the boys , the elder , dutifully
ifopyed when summoned to his lessons
nu morning In a turret , but tbe young-
r , loitering , "happened to light upon n
: nt which he delighted to piny with ,
ind crept nfter hop to catch her under a
able In the room which was covered
vor with a carpet hanging down to the
; Ioor. "
Thus be disappeared , and the next lu-
itnnt a terrible rush of wind overthrew
ho turret , In which his brother and the
utor sat at work , crushing them to
Suppo lng that both her sons were
bore , the mother foil Into convulsions.
Oneof tbe tnnlds. running In a dlstrnct-
d manner from room to room , caught
sight of the small boy peeping from uu-
: lcr the table , with the cat In his arms ,
snatched him up and bore him In ecsta
sy to his mother , be only crying :
"I pray thee , I pray thee , do not whip
me ! "
Kcason for the Change.
The small daughter of it mend of
mine has just had her first experience
with the tlckleness of the male sex.
The little boys and girls In the nek'h-
borhood wheie ahe lives have all bien
olng to tbe same dancing school , and
one afternoon last week the teacher
irranged for them a dancing party.
There was to be a cotillon , and each
Ittle boy was to luvlte his partner be
forehand. Charley N. , who Is quite a
beau of the class , was selected to lead ,
md he Invited my small friend Bess to
isslst him. Bess Is the most obedient
of daughters , and told the young gen
tleman she would have to ask her moth
er for permission to attend the party
before she could accept his Invitation.
Mother was quite willing for her to go ,
and little Bess , radiant with Joy at the
prospective honor , wrote a neat little
note of acceptance to Master Charles.
Next day there was a ring at the door
bell , and the maid who answered It
found a note thrust under the door. It
was from Charley , and It ran thus :
"Dear Friend Bessie : I am a-going
to change my Mind and Icde with Lucy
Davis her Brother has got a new air
Gun. " Washington Post.
The fondness of monkeys for mischief
makes them the ready dupes of a
shrewder Intelligence. Tbe manner of
entrapping them Is explained by a
South American writer , who is familiar
with life In towu and In forest through
out the equatorial belt.
One of the simplest methods consists
, u cutting a number of holes In a gourd ,
making them barely large cuou i to ad
mit the monkey's hand. Tbe gourd ,
thus prepared , Is tilled with corn and
'Cctiral to the trunk of a tree. Then
it Is shaken violently , so as to attract
.he attention of the monkeys. A few
'rnlus of com are scattered In the
neighborhood en ino trap.
The gourd Is the diuuer-bull of the
.imnkeys. They no sooner huar the well-
known sound tliuu they descend from
their aerial homes , ami each In turn ,
-elzlug the gourd , grasps through one
jf the boles a handful of com. Then
hey struggle In vain to withdraw their )
liands without relinquishing the prize.
At this critical moment the concealed
author of their mishap suddenly makes
his appearance , and tying their hands ,
carries them off to his cabin In the
True to the Name.
The group on the trout porch was dis
cussing the merits and demerits of the
uoiise dog , a magniticeut animal that
uiy basking In the sun.
"Have you any Idea , " asked one of
the guests , "why be Is called a 'Great
Dane ? ' "
"Yes , " slowly replied the owner of
the dog. "It has always seemed to me !
that It must be because It Is such a !
jreat ; 'deign' for him to notice any
smaller animal. "
A young woman with a pug nose
turned It up slightly at this explana
tion , but there were no other signs of
The total number of copies of news
papers printed throughout the world In
one year Is estimated at H'.UOO.OOiMKX ) .
To print these requires TSl.UGO tons of
paper. The oldest newspaper Is said to
be the 'Kln-Pau,1 of Pekln , which has
been published continually for over
Don't you welcome the golden glories
of the autumnal seasonV" she asked.
"I do " answered the man with close-
cut hair. "It'll be n big relief to hear
people talk about something besides the
summer girl and the shirt waist man. "
To Itomovn Ink Stain * .
Tomato Juice .will remove stains of
Ink , fruit or wine.
More failures nro due to lack of wID
than to lack of strougtlx.
tn > f lirii l < Olrlo ,
The governor of Nebraska , who Is a
bachelor wants to sell the executive
mansion and turn the money over to
the po pic. We shnll lose our faith In
the irirls , declares the Chicago Times-
Herald , If some of them doesn't step
forward now and make the governor
decide ] that he will need the executive
mansion In his business.
I < "ynltv to 111 * UiuiiloTcr.
That young man who consented to hnve
n portion ot tils blood let otu to inve his
employer , set a reinnrknble pxamrle ol
heroism. The Incident shows what , power
there is in good blood. There Is only ornj
nntur 1 way to get peed blood and that
[ a from the stomach. If the stomach
needs assistance , try Hosteller's Stomach
IJIttC' ! < . This wonderful medicine cures
dyspi'psla , indigestion , constipation , and
ninkea rich , red blood.
Young 'lent here for Munll *
Fifteen young women In the girls'
normal school of Philadelphia have
Informed Prof. Atkinson , superinten
dent of education In the Philip
pines , of their willingness to accept
the government's olTer to become
Bchool-tcaohers in the Islands.
Tliti IHrRBliiK * of Toll.
Unfortunately , however , remarks
the Chicago Times- Herald , Count de
Castcllane has not as yet been reduced
to the necessity of looking around for
TO com ; A COM > IN ONK OAT
Take Laxative Brome Quinine Table's. Al
( lufipisisretund the money it it ( nils to cure
E. w. Grove's signature i's on each box. i5c !
The congressional report on hazing
at West Point contains 1,000,000 words ,
but , declares the Chicago Record , the
subject seems to justify it
Queen Wllhelmina is to make Duke
Henry a prince now that they are mar
ried. He is a lucky man who can be
promoted by his wife.
Mr. William 0. Whitney has Just
paid $ GO,000 for a horse announces the
Chicago Times-Herald , In spite of the
fact that he mipht have purchased i
one of the best automobiles In the
'market for $2,600.
The Kiiinoti * Ilniniin Iliii t .
The Roman roads were built on
Tclford plan , with a substratum , of
heavy blocks of the ptonc most ablftH
dant In the neighborhood , covered1
with a layer of smaller stones or grav *
cl. They were highest In the mlddlo ,
with a trench on each side to canrr
off the water , and no trees or shrubs
were allowed to grow within One
lumlrcd paces on either hand. Th >
population of the districts through
which these highways passed wcre'ra
qtMied to keep them In order and to
cut down weeds and shrubbery withio
the pi escribed distance.
There is more Cntarrnh In this section ot
tbe countrv than all other diseases pnt to
gether , and mull ' he last tew years vrs
supposed to be incurable. For n great
many years doctors pronounced It A lodu
disease , nnd prescribed local remedies. smA
by coi stntnly laillnc to cure with logta
treatment , pfononncfd it Incurable. Sci
ence liUs proven catnrrnli to be u constlti * *
tional iliseiise. nnd ihrrrlorf requires con-
stltuitoiuil treatment Hall's Ctiturrli Car *
marwfaci tired by F J Cheney A Ob , .
Toledo , ( line , Is the only constitution * !
cure on the market It Is taken Internally
in do ec trom 10 drop * 10 n teaspoonml
It setliroctly on ihe blood and inucoa *
S'irlnces ' ol tne ijysiem Th y offer 09 *
hundred dollar * ior any cae it fails to
cure. Send for circulars' * nd testimonial' *
A-ldre . K J OH EH BY & Co. ,
Sold by Druggist 78e. Toledo , O.
nt ul Klp rii
Parent ( severely ) You sat up wltb
young Spooner uotil amostindeooroiu
hour last nlirlit. Matilda ,
Matilda Out I love him lie Istb *
light of my lifel
Parent ( testily } But you know mj
rule ! He is a light that must be putout
out at 11 o'clock. Tit-Bits
Some women seem to think tbat
there was never a secret worth keep- .
Antu Dcponilent on Slnvr * ,
The curious fact has been demon
strated by Sir John Lubbock thatccr-
1 tain kinds of ants are unable to e.xls
without keeping other ants as slaves ,
though why this Is so he has not found
out On removing the slaves from
nest of slave-holding ants he found
that the latter Immediately com-
menceci to clie oil and were speedily re
] duced in number to six. When the
siaves were returned the mortality
Hospitals in our great cities are sad places to visit.
Three-fourths of the patients lyiug on those snow-white
beds are women and girls.
Why should this bo the case ?
Because they have neglected thempelyes.
Every ono of these patients in the hospital beds had plenty
of warniiig in that bearing-down feeling , pain at tbe left or
right of the womb , nervous exhaustion , pain in the small of
the ba k. All of these things are indications of an unhealthy
condition of the ovaries or womb.
What a terrifying thought 1 these poor souls are lying
there on those hospital beds awaiting a fearful operation.
Do not drag aloncr at home or in your place of employ
ment until you are obliged to go to the hospital and submit to
an examination and possible operation. Build up the female
system , cure the derangements which have ( signified them
selves by danger signals , nnd remember that Lydia E.
Piuklmm's Vegetable Compound has saved thousands
of women from the hospital. Kcad the letter bore published
with the full consent of the writer , and see how she escaped
the knife by a faithful reliance on Mrs. Pinkham's advice
and the consistent treatment of her medicines.
Mrs. Knapp tells of her Great Gratitude.
" DKAH MRS. I'INRIIAM : I have received much uenoflt froniislngyour
Vegetable Compound aud Sanative Wnsh. After my child was born , blood
poibon set in , which left me with granulated in-
ihuniiuition of the womb nnd congested ovaries.
I hnd suffered from bxippresseu nnd painful
menstruation from n pirl. The doctors told mo
the ovaries would have to be removed. I took
treatment two years to escape nn operation ,
but still remained in miserable health in both
body nnd mind , expecting to part with my
reason with each coming month. After using
ouo bottle of the Compound , I became entirely
rid of the trouble Jn my head. 1 continued to
use your remedies until cured.
"The lust nine months hnvo been passed In
perfect good health. This , J know , I owe en
tirely to Lydia 15. Ptnkhnm's Vcjjc-
"My gratitude is great Indeed to the one to
whom so many women owe their health and
hnppliiess. " JMca. F. M. KNAI-P , 1528 Klnuic-
kinnio Avenue , Milwaukee , Vii's.
Ovilni ; to the fact lhai Mime ic
people have ( ram timt lo tune qucicioned
thegenuincnetf of the trstimoiii.il letters
we are constantly publishing , e have
deposited with thi National City lUnlt ol Lynn Ma J-s.ooo ,
hirh wi'l ' be paid to any person who will show that the abort
t * < tmonUl is not genuine , or was published before obtaining
writers specUJ . . the
perroiuioo.-l.VDlA E. PIKKIIAM MEDICINI Co'
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