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Castoria Is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription Tor Infants
and Children. It contains neither Opium , Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute
for Paregoric , Drops , Soothing Syrups , and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by
millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays
feverishness * Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd ,
cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. Castoria relieves
teething troubles , cures constipation and flatulency *
Castoria assimilates the food , regulates the stomach
and bowels , giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas
toria is the Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend * '
N Castoria. .
"Castoria Is an excellent medicine for chil
Nte&j dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
good effect upon their children. "
Da. G. C. OSGOOD ,
" - . Lowell , Mass.
i is the best remedy for children of
Acquainted. I hope the day ia not
7 ider the real
. -oeJl'istoria in-
trcf s Froiat fetverij Sf afrfe
The Best Equipment in the Republican Valley.
W. C. BULLARD & CO.
LTME , HARD
CEMENT , AND
DOORS , BER.
WINDOWS , . SOFT
RED CEDAR AND OAK POSTS.
U. J. WARREN , MANAGER.
1 FtB I nliPF Pit uu ,
= DEALERS INI
. Sash , Doors , Blinds , Lime , Cement ,
HARD AND SOFT COAL.
Da. HDMPHBEra * SPECIFICS are scientifically and
carefully prepared prescriptions ; used for many
rears In private practice with sncccss.ond for over
thirty years used by the people. Every single Spe-
jlflc Is a special cure for the disease named.
These Specifics cure without drugging , purg
ing or reducing the system , and are in fact and
deed the sovereign remedies of the World.
. . .
ruFnuscirAiinus. CURES. *
Fevers. Congestion , Inflammation. . .
I Worms , Worm Fever. Worm Colic. .
! Crying : CollcorTeethlngof Infants
. JHarrhca , of Children or Adults. . . .
i Dysentery , Griplng-Blllous Colic. . . .
[ Cholera Morbns , vomiting
' OoBEhH , Cold , Bronchitis. . . . : . . .
! Nenralcin , Toothache.Fnceache. . . .
t Headaches , SlckHeadache , Vertigo
i Dyspepsia , Bilious Stomach . . . . . . . . .
HnDDircBfled or F8.1niul eriods.
t AVuoopinsr Conch , violcntCoughg. .
- Cpneral Uebllitv.i'hyslcalWeakness .
f Ncrvons Debility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - I.
I Urinary Wcnkpeis , Wetting Bed. .
, ' Diseases of thcHcartralpltatlonl.
ts , or sent postpaid on receipt.
rice. MPnnETS' lUxuAi , (144 pages )
SP E O I F I C S
ChiIdrenCry forPitcherys _ JCastorfa :
Castoria , ,
* Castoria Is so well adapted to children tbm
I recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to me. "
H. A. Ascaxn , M. D. ,
Ill So. Oxford St. , Brooklyn , N. Y.
"Our physicians in the children's depart
ment have spoken highly of their experi
ence Jin their outside practice with Castoria ,
and although we only hare among our
medical supplies what is known as regular
products , yet ire are free to confess that th
its of Castoria has won us to look with
ar upon it. "
"UNITED HOSPITAL AMD DISPENSABT ,
Boston , Mar *
C. Sierra , Pres. ,
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THE WHITE LINE TRANSFER ,
W. M. ANDERSON ,
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The best equipment In the city. Orders left
fit the office on Lower Main Avenue will re
ceive prompt attention.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
When Baby tras clct , wo gave her Castori * .
When she was a Child , she cried for Castoria ,
When she became Miss , she clung to Cactoria ,
When she had Children , she gave them Castoria
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MEERSCHAUM IN CHUNKS.
It Comes From Turk y , and In Chiefly
Used for Pipes.
The meerschaum comes from Turkey
iu boxes. A box holds about fifty
pounds , and is worth from $20 to $300.
according to the size aud quality ot the
pieces. It looks like plaster of pans
smoothed off and rounded. The amber
looks like beeswax or large pieces of
resin. It comes in pieces , and is worth
from $2 to $20 a pound. Meerschaum
to make a live-dollar pipe costs about
$2.50. The amber tips raw costs about
one-quarter or one-half as much.
When an order coaies for a pipe the
proprietor goes through the stock oi
meerschaum to get a piece out ol
which the pipe can be cut with as littla
loss as possible. Four-fifths of thci
meerschaum is wasted , though the
chips are often saved aud made iuto
imitation meerschaum pipes.
The meerschaum is first cut ou a cir
cular saw into a piece a little larger
, than the pipe. If tlie cutting shows
holes or cracks , the piece is cost aside.
Then it is soaked in water for iiftcen
minutes and cut the rough shape with
a knife. Then a hole is drilled through
it , and it is turned with a lialf motion.
AftK. the turning the stem is inserted.
It is smoothed off when dry , boiled in ,
wax and polished , then it is ready to
The amber is worked with a chisel
and turning wheel. The chisel is
sharp aud razor-like. A clumsy
operator would cut his fingers off with
it. An old operator takes the piece oi
amber in his hand and rounds it with
the chisel , the forefinger of the left
hand serving as a guide for the chisel
to play. When it is rounded it is held
against the face of a roughened wheel
until it is turned to approximately the
required size. Then it is put in the
same turning wheel aud a hole is bored
This is for the more common and
cheaper amber stems , the same kind
that are put in brierwood pipes , which
sell for 50 aud 75 cents. It does not
take more than a quarter or a half-hour
to finish one of these stems. A stem
for a more costly pipe will take a day.
The shortest time in which a good
meerschaum pipe can be n : ide is three
days. That is for a plain pipe. If the
pipe is to bo carved that time has to be
added. Workmen have spent months
on carviug one pipe.
The dust and chips from the amber
and meerschaum are saved. The amber
dust is melted and made into amberine.
The meerschaum dust is chopped up
and * i * worked _ _ j. iuto a paste i , from which
umuiuuu uieersciiaum pipes are
made. It is a common idea that real
meerschaum can be told from imitation
meerschaum by the fact that real meer
schaum floats ou water , but imitation
meerschaum floats also. Imitation
meerschaum can be made to color better
than real meerschaum though it does
not last so long , aud the color is likely
to in streaks. " It
come is hard for a
man who is not in the business to tell a
real from an imitation meerschaum.
The best quality of meerschaum fre-x
quently has air-holes and cracks in it.
How Many Words in English ?
An interesting question suggested
by an ancient waif of a book is the
number of English words now existing.
Considerable difference of opinion
exists on this point. 'Mr. George P.
Marsh , an American author of repute ,
in his "Lectures on the English Lan
guage , " estimates that the number ( in
1861) "probably does not fall short of
1004000 ; ' and large additions , especial
ly In art and science , have come into
use since that date. Other writers ,
however , come to a different conclu
sion , and think that 40,000 would in
clude the whole. It depends a good
deal on how calculations are made. If
all the subsidiary words participles
and the like are to be taken into ac-
couut , it will swell the sum total ? e'ry
Taking the first three words that oc
cur at random , we lind that from
demonstrate , " in one of our modern
dictionaries , there are thirteen deriva
tives : from the word "bright" there are
twelve , and from "deplore" there are
ten. There is also redundance in other
forms. In one of Todd's editions of
Dr. Johnson there are upward of eigh
ty words with the prefix "all" all-com
plying , all-divining , all-drowsy , and so
on a very notable instance of diction-
ai-y padding. In ways like these the
vocabulary may be indefinitely in
creased. Probably , if we take leading
words and all their derivatives , the
number at the present time will ex
ceed Mr. Marsh's estimate. An ap
proximate verification of this may be
found by multiplying the numbe'r of
Eages in any goo'd modern dictionary
y the average number of words in a
Shakspeare's works , it is believedin
clude about 15,000 separate words , and
Miltmi's about 8,000 ; but from' these
ligurwe have no criterion of the ex
tent of the actual English vocabulary.
It may be mentioned here that while
Cockeram has only about 7,000 or 8-
000 words , there are in Bailey's Diction
ary approximately About 86,000 , and in
Johnson's not more than that. ID
some of the larger modern works ,
again , the figures , as has been said ,
reacli to upward of 100,000. Clianiber'f '
TVhich Is Your Right Hand ?
An anatomist toldme the other day
that I could not tell him which was my
right hand. I immediately held out
m } * right hand , but he objected. He
said that he did not say that I should
not show or extend my right hand , but
that I could tell him which was my
right hand that is , that I could not
describe it in words so that one who
had never heard of the distinction we
make between the right and left hands
would be able to find it. I thought that
would be easy enough also untu I took
time to think the matter over , then I
gave it up , for on the outside of the
human bed } ' there is nothing to dis
tinguish the right hand from the left.
No one can describe it in words so
that an ignorant person ( onenotknov >
ing the distinctions we make ) can find
and locate it. St. Louis Republic.
The table upon which Oliver Crom
well signed the death warrant of
Charles I. was sold recei\tly to a LOB-
don antiquary for $710.
STORY OF A TYPEWRITER.
How a Girl In Boy's Clothes Imposed on f
The "prettv typewriter" has become
a feature in the business life which can
not be ignored or lightly treated. She
is here to stay and in her own sweet
way kuows she is a power in the laud.
Lawyers , doctors , merchants , real-
estate dealers , brokers , and business
men generally are under her gentle
sway. They may not acknowledge it ;
indeed , may hardly realize it , but they
can not get along without her. In her
demure eyes is seen no evidence that
she knows this , but she does all the
A certain real-estate broker , who
lives with his wife at a certain fashion
able hotel on the South side , knows it ,
too , and knows it so hard one can al
most bear him think about it. Re
cently ho decided to be in the business
swim" and was thoughtless eriough to
tell his wife all about it. tiat man.
a Chicago real-estate dealer and pre
sumably one of the smartest men in
the world , actually told his wife that" "
he wanted to employ a pretty type
Did Mrs. Real-Estate Broker cotton
to the idea , and meeklv say that he
kuew what was best ? Jlardly. She is
the wife of a Chicago broker , and
naturally knows a thing or two when
she can think of it. She thought of
one of 'em when he spoke about the
girl typewriter. To herself she said :
"No , you dou't ; not if I can stop it ,
and I rather think I can. "
Parenthetically it may be observed
that if she hadn't tried to stop it the
subsequent adventures would never
have happened. To her husband she
said : "Wouldn't it be better to em
ploy the elevator boy ? He's a bright ,
handsome llow , very smart , and
would soon ream. He asked me only
a few clays ago if I knew of a position
he could fill. He could run errands ,
aild a girl couldn't , you know. "
Now , this particular boy ran the
ladies' elevator at.tliat particular hotel
and was the pet of all the' ladies.
The real-estate broker knew his M'ife.
He knew it would not be wise to hire a
girl under the circumstances , and so a' '
few days afterward Harry , the elevator-
boy , was struggling with a typewriter ]
aud running errands at his oflice. (
A few days later the office-boy hap- ,
pencil to draw out his trousers to bu * > n
his shoe aud the gentleman was sur
prised by a vision of silk-clocked stock
ings , gay with brilliant stripes , and a
limb very shapely for a half-grown ,
bov. The real-estate "niun didn't siv'
anything , but he was rather surprised
for a real-estate man. Not long
afterward "Hairy" returned from : i
hurried errand all out of breath ? Who
* ever saw a messenger or an oflice boy
out of breath ?
Harry wrote many letters during the
days which followed , siacl everybody
kuows that "vidders" are "wex-y
dangerous. " A few days ago he wa's
very busy writing a letter , when the
broljer intentionally interrupted him
by sending him upon an errand. Be
tween the sheets of
on "Harry's" desk was found a most
An hour later "Harry" was in tears ,
confessed her sex , and left.
There's a nice position in that office
for a pretty typewriter. Chicago
Some "Warm Weather.
It will perhaps assuage the discom
forts of the summer to read some past
experiences with heat , compiled by a
German statistician. In the year G27
the springs dried up and men fainted
with the heat. In 879 it was impossi
ble to work in the open fields. In the
year 993 the nuts on the trees were
"roasted" as if in a baker's oven ! In
1000 the rivers in France dried up.
and the stench from the dead fish and
other matter brought pestilence into
the land. The heat in the year 1014
dried up the rivers and the brooks in
Alsace-Loraine. The Rhine was dried
up in the year 1132. In the year 1152
the heat was so great that egjrs could
be cooked in the sand. In 1227 it is
recordedthat , many men and animals
came by their death through the in
tense bent. In the year 1303 the
waters of the Rhine and Danube were
partially dried up , and the people
passed over on foot. The crops were
burned up in the year 1394 , and in
1538 the Seine and the Loire were as
dry land. In 1556 a great drought
swept through Europe. In 1G14 in
France , and even in Switzerland , the
brooks and the ditches were dried up.
Not less hot were the years 1646 , 1679
and 1701. In the year 1715 from the
month of March till October not a drop
of rain fell ; the temperature rose to 38
degrees Reamur. and in favored places
the fruit trees blossomed a. second
time. Extraordinarilv hot were the
years 1724 , 1746 , 1756 "and 1811. The
summer of 1815 was so hot that the
places of amusement had to be closed.
The Cost of Newspapers.
From a suggestive article on news
papers , by Ehgene M. Camp , in the
Century , we quote as follows : "What ia
the total annual cost to the wholesale
Eurchases of news namely , the pub-
shers of the entire news-product of
the United States ? An answer to this
question would be of interest , but it
has never been answered. For several
years I have been gathering informa
" tion upon which tOj , base .an estimate.
"Publishers have uniformly extended
me every courtesj' ; nevertheless I find
it an exccfeufcig/y difficult quantity to
arrive at , and for my figures I do not
claim absolute accurac3 % Publishers
in this country aniitially expend some
thing near the following sums for
"for press despatches 81F20,00 (
" special " 2,20,000
" localnews 12.SOO.OCO
"The business of the Associated
i'ress , a mutual concern which pays
nothing for its news , and which serves
its patrons at approximate cost ,
amounts to $1,250,000 per annum ; and
that of the United Press , a stock cor
poration , is § 450,000 per annum. The
former aims to provide news about all
important events , in which work $120-
000 in telegraph tolls is expended ;
while the latter endeavors , above
all else , to provide accounts of events
occurring in the vicinity of the re
spective papers served. "
HOW TO THROW A BASE-BAU. .
The Natural imcl Acquired Methods
'Short-Arm Throwing Considered
Now a few words regarding the ob
jects to be aimed at in general practice.
First , as regards throwing. Every ono
has what may be called a natural way
of throwiug the ball , but this so-called
natural way" usually means a per-
rcrted method acquired through care
lessness , or attempts to throw too hard
before the arm is sufficiently accustomed
to the work. As a result of this , thcro
arc few boys or college men who may
not learn a great deaf in the matter of
throwing by careful attention for a few
weeks to one or two points. The first
man to whom attention should be called
is the man who takes a hop. skip , and
jump before he lets the ball go. No
man can run fast enough to beat a
thrown ball and , consequently , it takes
longer to carry the ball part way and
throw it the rest , than it does to throw
it all the way. Therefore , the
first tiling for the man who has ac
quired this trick to do , is to stand still
when he gets the ball , and then throw
it. The opposite fault to this , is that
of leaning awaj * when.throwing. A man
gets a sharp grounder , and throws the
ball before he has recovered his
balance , and the force of his throw is
thereby greatly diminished. While
this is not nearly so common as the
other"fault , it is quite as ditlicult to cor
rect. The happy medium between the
two is the man who receives the ball
and , quickly straightening himself ,
drives it while leaning forward ; and. as
it leaves the hand , takes his single step
in the direction of his throw.
So much for the feet and body , now
for the arm , hand , and wrist.
The best and most accurate throw
ers are those who continually practice
what is culled a "short-arm" throw.
To get an idea of the first steps toward
the acquisition of this method , let the
player take the ball in his hand , and
bringing it back just level with his ear ,
planting both feet firmly , attempt to
throw the ball without using the legs
or body. At first the throw is awkward
and feeble , but constant practice speed
ily results in moderate speed and
peculiar accuracy. After steady
practice at this until quite a pace is ac
quired , the man may be allowed to use
his legs and body to increase the speed ,
still , however , sticking to the straight ,
forward motion of the hand , wrist , aud
the arm. The secret of the throw is ,
of course , keeping the hand in a line
with the arm and not swinging it out
to the side aud away from the head.
iiiucii m iim accuiuuy aim some
of the quickness is lost. Certain
catchers have brought this style of
throw to such a pitch of perfection as
to get the ball away toward second al
most on the instant it strikes the hands.
They aid the throwing by a slight twist
of the body.
The quickness of this method of
throwing is , of course , due to the-fact
that there is no delay caused by ulKiw-
ing back the arm past the head or by
turning the body around , which lose so
much valuable time. Its accuracy is
due to the fact that it is easier to aim
at an object with the hand in front of
the eyes than when it is out beyond
the shoulder. One can easil } ' ascer
tain this by comparing the case of
pointing the index finger at any object
when the hand is in front of the face ,
with the difficulty of doing so when the
ar i is extended out sideways from the
body. Still further , ia the almost
round-arm thro wing , which man- play
ers use , the hand describes an arc ,
and the ball must-be let go at the
proper paint in the swing , the throw is
certain to be wild. In the other method ,
that of straight-arm throwing , any
variation is far more likely to be a
variation in height only , and in that re
spect the variation may be greater
without , lerious error. A straight-
arm thrt.v sends a ball much easier"to
handle than the side-arm style. The
latter is likely % to curve , bound irregu
larly , and be more inconvenient for the
baseman. In the field throwing should
be on a line , as much as possible , and
there are few distances to bo covered
there that require any "up and over"
throwiug. It getting a bj .4 in from a
deep out-iield. the distance is some
times so great that none but profess
ionals or exceptionally strong throw
ers can drive the ball in except by giv
ing it quite an upward direction ; even
then , however , one should be careful
to keep the ball fairly well down , as it
is far better to have it reach the catcher
on the bound than to go sailing "over
his head. "Keep it down" is a card
inal rule when helding at the home-
plate for the field. If a low. ball -be
thrown , it is'easier'for the catcher to
touch the runner , who in a tight place
will invariably slide as close to the
ground as possible. A high throw
gives the catcher almost no chance to
recover and put the ball on the man ,
whereas a low throw brings his hands
in the most advantageous positicn for
touching the runner. The same is , of
course , true in the case of the catcher's
throws to the second or the otlrur bases ,
to put out the runner.
The position of the fingers when
throwing a ball is a point upon which
there are individual differences of
opinion ; but the majority of the best
throwers in the country use principally
the fore-finger and middle-linger in
giving direction to the ball. Waller
damp , in St. Nicliolas.
The Number Three.
There is much superstitious regard
for the number three in the popular
mind , and the third repetition of any
thing is generally looked upon as "a
crisis. Thus , an article may twice be
lost and recovered , but the "third time
that it is lost it is gone for good. Twice
a man may pass through some great
danger in safety , but the third time he
loses his life. If. however , the mystic
third can be successfully passed , all is
well. Three was called by Pythagoras
the perfect number , and we frequently
find its use symbolical of Deity ; thus ,
we might mention the trident of Nep
tune , the three-forked lightning of
Jove , and the three-headed dog of
Pluto. The idea of trinity is not con
fined to Christianity , but occurs in
In myth logy also we find three
Fates , three Furies and three Graces ;
and coming nearer to our times ,
introduces his three
witches. In public house signs thrco
seems to play an important part , for
we frequently meet with "Three Cups , ' *
"Three Jolly Sailors. " "Three Bells , "
"Three Tuns. " "Three Feathers" in
fact , that number of almost anything
of which a fertile imagination can con
ceive a trio. In nursery rhymes and
talcs this number is not unknown ; &nd
if we look back to thu days of our
childhood most of us will call to mind
the three wise men of Gotham , who
took a sea voyage in a bowl , not to
mention the three blind mice that /had
their tails cut off by the farmer's wife.
Perhaps there is some occult power in
the number which governs the division
of novels into tl-u-cc volumes and in
duces doctors to order their medicine
to be taken thrice daily. It is said that
some txibes of savages cannot count be
yond three ; but although they have no
words to express higher numbers per-
hap ? wp should be scarcely justified in
assuming that they are incapable of
appreciating the value of the latter.
MAKING A SPEECH.
It Usually Involves a Very Serious Physi
It may look like a very easy thing
for a member , having his speech writ
ten , to deliver it during the course of
au hour in the House , but it is not such
an easy thing as it looks. The average
speaker gets a deal of athletic exercise
in the course of an hour's speech.
There .are some members in the House
who can stand and read a speech with
out lifting a hand except to turn the
pages , and almost without changing
position ; and there are others who can
talk all day without getting tired ; but
the average speaker perspires as if ho
were sawing wood. An off-hand speech
of ten minutes doc's not count , but the
man who throws his arms in the air
as if whirling Indian clubs , hammers
his desk like a blacksmith , and dances
all around the place for an hour or
more , is taking very violent exercise.
Experience has taught some of them
that it is not safe"to make such a
speech without taking extra precautions
against cooling off too quickly after
I know several members who take
extraordinary precautions. They Io
not speak often. They know for we'-ks
beforehand that they arc to speak , and
after all preparations are made for the
speech itself , and the day comes for
the effort , they have a servant bring a
complete change of linen and under
wear and a heavy overcoat to the Cap
itol , and wait with these tilings at
hand until the speech is ended. Then
the speaker , with the perspiration potir-
ing on mm , rusnes 10 me cioaK-room.
where the servant stands with the coat
read } ' , and throws it over his shoulders
as soon as he conies within reach.
Next , the member , with the collar of
his overcoat turned up high , tucks his
dry underclothing under his arm and
makes for the bath-rooms. There he
enters the waiting-room , where the
temperature is high and thcro can be
no draught , being under ground , and
waits to cool off a little preparatory tea
a bath. There is no more work for
him in the House that day. When he
has got his bath , he makes for his lodg
ings as fast as he can , and stays there
until thoroughly rested. Cor. Phila
From a "Topic of the Time" in the
Century on "Journalists and Ne\vs-
I papers , " we quote as follows : "No
doubt the present tendency towards
I trivialities aud personalities will con
tinue until private rights and public
j morals are better protected by the
laws , aud until the acme of size and
profit in newspapers has been reached.
j In the race for expansion and power.
i the leader who has adopted the read
iest means has often imposed his meth
ods upon men who would choose the
i best means. The fault of a lower tone ,
here and there , is not chargeable to
the great body of workers , for in the
profession will be found to-day a high '
average of ability , and conscientious
performance of duty ; and never be
fore our time have newspapers bcea
to command the trained iutclli-
'geuce and taste to enable them to do
all they are now doing for the develop
ment of art and literature ; all that the
newspapers of to day are doing for
every good cause , and notably at this
moment for that of good government.
Capital and financial success are of
course essential for the production of
a great modern newspaper ; but the
public has a right to demand that
' those Avho bear the highest rc-
: ' sponsibilities of the profession should
issue newspapers which they , as private
individuals , would be willing to indorse -
' ' dorse , in every part , as men ot char
acter , refinement , and self-respect. "
\ ' "Matilda , " the young man said , nerv
ously , "what I nm going to say rnny sur
prise you.but my foeliugs arc lending me
on. Encouraged by your kindness , in
toxicated by your beauty , and rendered
desperate by the conviction thai the
hours are fleeing away and that the
future can hold nothing worse than the
suspense under which I now labor. I
have resolved to risli inv fate on the cast
! of the die. "
j He loosened his collar , coughed and
"Other young men , Matilda , mere
butterflies of fashion , mny dancu atten
dance upon you and flatter you. Listen
riot to them. Listen to the voice of sin
cere devotion. Other young men ,
talented , uay , perchance , young men
possessed of wealth in abundance , may
seek your haud. I am not talented.
Matilda , I am not handsome. I have
not those delicate little arts that win the
affection of women. I am not rich - "
"No. Mr. Dennis.said the young beau
ty. with a yawn , and rising to her feet ,
"and I reirret to say also , that you arc
not in it.'r
Mr. Deunis withdrew from the com
petition at once.
A Handy Ci ar.
An English officer in India was seiz-
en by a tiger while smoking a cigar.
As the beast was carrying him off he
touched his lighted cigar to his side.
and presto , change ! he wis dropped
like a hot potato , and got up and re
turned to his friends.
Dved In the fiftieth year of its age.
of scarlet fever , PatSri' r.
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