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The Story of
By HENKY JAMES. Jr.
TS TWO PARTS. PAHT I.
Coiitinuril from lt -)
During this interval tho young man's
wounds liad hid time to heal. His sorrow,
although violent, had lieen short lived, and
when he finally recovered his equanimity ho
was very glad to have purchased exemption
at the price of a simple heartache. Review
ing his impression- of Miss Everett in a
calmer mood, he made up his mind that slia
was very far from being the woman of his
desire, and that she hail not really !een the
woman of his choice. "Thank God," ho
raid to himself, "it's over. She's irreclaima
bly light. She's hollow, trivial, vulgar."
There had leen in his addresses something
hasty and feverish, something factitious and
unreal in his fancied passion. Half ? it
had been the work of the scenery, of tho
weather, of mere juxtajosition, and, above
all, of the young girl's picturoquelwauty; to
say nothing of tho almost suggestive toler
ance and indolence of jioor Mrs. Denbigh.
And finding himself very much interested in
Velasquez, at Madrid, ho dismissed Mivs Ev
erett rrcm ms tnongnts. I do not mean to
offer his judgment of Miss Everett as final,
but it was at least conscientious. The ample
justice, moreover, which, under tho illusion
of sentiment, he had rendered to her charms
and graces, gave him a right, when free
framtliat illusion, to register his estimate
of the arid -qiaoes of her nature. Miss
Everett might easily havo accused
him of injustice and brutality; but
this fact would still stand to plead in
his favor, that he cared with all his
strength for truth. Marian, on the contrary,
was quite indifferent to it. Stephen's angry
sentence on her conduct had awakened no
echo in her contracted soul.
The reader has now an adequate concej)
tion of the feelings with which these two old
friends found themselves face to face. It is
needful to add, however, that tho lapse of
time had very much diminished the force of
those feelings. A woman, it seems to me,
ought to desiro no easier company, none less
embarrassed or eml-arrassing, than a disen
chanted lover; premising, of course, that the
process of disenchantment is thoroughly com
plete, and that some time has elapssd since
Marian herself was jwrfectly at her ease.
She liad not retained her equanimity her
philosoplry, one might almost will it during
that iiaiuful last interview to go and lose it
now. She had no ill feeling toward her old
lover. His last words had lieen like all
wonls in Marian's estimation a mero facon
a purler. Miss Everett was in soicrfecta
good humor during these last days of her
maidenhood that there was nothing in the
past that she could not have forgiven.
She blushed a little at the emphasis of her
companion's remark; but she was not dis
countenanced. She summoned up her good
humor. "The truth is, Mr. Raster," she said,
"I feel at the present moment on jierfect good
terms with the world; I see everything
en rose, the iast as well as the future.''
"I, too, nni on very good terms with tho
world," said Iiaxter, "and my heart is quite
reconciled to what you call the juist. Hut,
nevertheless, it's very disagreeable U mo to
think ulnnit it."
"Ah then," said Miss Ever tt, with great
sweetness, "I'm afraid you're not recon
Tm afraid yoxCrc not reconciled.'"
Baxter laughed so loud that Miss Everett
looked ulioiit at her father. Hut Mr. Everett
still slept the sleep of gentility. "I've no
doubt,1' said the painter, "that I'm far from
being so good a Christian as you. Hut I as
sure you I'm very glad to see 3011 again."'
"You've but to say the word and we're
friends-," said Marian.
"We were very foolish to havo attempted
to be anything else."'
" 'Foolish,' j-es. But it was n pretty
"Ah no, Miss Everett. I'm an artist, and
I claim the right of projierry in the word
pretty.' You mustn't stick it in there.
Nothing could lio pretty which had such an
ugly termination. It was all false."
"Well as you will. What havo you been
doing since wo parted f
"Traveling and working. I've made great
progress in my trade. Shortly lwfore I came
homo I became engaged."
"Engaged? a la bonne heurc. Is she
good? is she pretty f
"She's not nearly so prett- as yoa."
"In other words, she's infinitely more good.
I'm sure I hoje she is. But why did you
leave her behind youf
"She's with a sister, a sad invalid, who l
drinking mineral waters on the Rhine. They
wished to remain there to the cold weather.
They're to le home in a couple of weeks, and
we are straightway to be married."
"I congratulate jou with all my heart,"
"Allow me to do as much, sir," said Mr.
Everett, waking up; which he did by in
stinct whenever the conversation took a cere
Miss Everett gave her companion but thrco
moro sittings, a large part of his work King
executed with the assistance of photographs.
At these interviews also, Mr. Everett was
present, and still delicately sensitive to the
soporific influences of his jKvition. But both
parties had tho good taste to abstain from
further reference to their old relations, and
to coufino their talk to less iersonal themes.
One afternoon, when the picture was nearly
finikhed, John Lennox went iito the empty
painting room to ascertain the degree of its
progress. Both Baxter and Marian had ex
pressed a wish that he should not see it in its
early stages, and this, accordingly, was his
first view. Half an hour after he hud en
tered the room, Baxter came in, unan
nounced, and found him sitting lefore tho
canvas, deep in thought. Baxter had been
furnished with a house key, so that ho might
have immediate and easy access to his work
whenever the humor came upon him.
"I was passing," he said, "and I couldn't
resist the impulse to come in and correct an
error which I made this morning, now that
a sense of its ensrmity is fresh in my miniL"
He sat down to work, and the other stood
"Well," said the painter, finally, "how does
It satisfy youP
"Pray develop yonr objections. It's in
your power materially to assist me."
"I hardly know how to formulate my ob
jections. Iet me, at all events, in the first
place, say tliat I admire jour work im
mensely. I'm sure it's the best picture you've
"I honestly lielieve it is. Somepartsof it,"
laid Baxter, frankly, "are excellent."
"It's obvious. But either those very parts
or others are singularly disagreeable. That
word isn't criticism, I know; but I pay 3-ou
for the right to be arbitrary. They are too
hard, too strong, of too frank a realitv. In
a word, your picture frightens me, and if I
were Marian I should feel as if you'd done
me a certain violence."
"I'm sony for what's disagreeble; but I
meant it all to be real. I go in for reality;
you must have seen that."
"I approve you; I can't too much admire
the broad and firm methods you've taken for
reaching this same reality. But 3-ou can be
real without being brutal without attempt
ing, as one may say, to be actual."
"I deny that I'm brutal. I'm afraid, Mr.
Lennox, I haven't taken quite the right road
to please you. Tve taken the picture too
much au serieux. I've striven too m -jcli for
eompktenen. But if it doesn'6 please you it
will lease others."
"I've no doubt of It. But that isnt tho
question. The picture is good enough to be
a thoasand times better."
"That the picture leaves room for infinite
improvement, 1, of course, don't deny; and,
in several particulars, I see ray way to make
it better. But. substantial!-, the portrait is
there. I'll tell 3-ou what you miss. My work
isn't 'classical:' in fine, I'm not a man of
"No; I rather suspect you are. But, as
you say, 3-our work isn't classical. I adhere
to my term brutal. Shall I tell you? It's
too much of a study. You've given poor
Miss Everett the look of a professional
"If that's the case I've done very wrong.
There never was an easier, a less conscious
sitter. It's delightful to look at her."
'Confound it, you've given all her cose,
too. Well, I don't know what's the matter.
I give up."
"I think," said Baxter, "3-ou had better
hold 3-our verdict in abeyance until the pict
ure Is finished. Tho classical element is
there, I'm sure; but I've not brought it out
Wait a few dnjs, and it will rise to the sur
face." Lennox left the artist alone; and the latter
took up his brushes and painted hard till
nightfall. He laid them down only when it
was too dark to see, As he was going out,
Lennox met him in the hall.
"Exegi mouumentum," said Baxter; "it's
finished. Go and look at 3-our ease. I'll
come to-morrow and hear 3-our impressions."
The master of the house, when tho other
had gone, lit half a dozen lights and re
turned to the study of the picture. It had
grown prodigiously under the painter's re
cent handling, and whether it was thut, as
Baxter had said, the classical element had
disengaged itself, or that Lennox was in a
more sympathetic mood, it now impressed
him as un original and powerful work, a
Genuine portrait, the deliberate image of a
human face and figure. It was Marian, in 1
-er3- truth, and Marian most patiently meas
ured and observed. Her beauty was there,
her sweetness, and her 3-oung loveliness and
her aerial grace, imprisoned forever, inudc in
violable and jicrpetual. Nothing could be
more simple than the conception and com
position of the picture. The figure sat ieace
fully, looking slightly to the right, with tho
head erect and the hands the virginal hands,
without rings or bracelets 13-ing idle on its
knees. The blonde hair was gathered into a
little knot of braids on the top of the
head (in tho fashion of the moment),
and left free the almost childish contour
of the ears and cheeks. Tho eyes were
full of color, contentment and light; tho lips
were faintly parted. Of color in the picture,
there was, in strictness, -cr3- little; but tho
dark draperies toldof reflected sunshine, and
the flesh spaces of human blushes and pallors,
of throbbing life mid health. The work was
strong and simplo, the figure was thoroughly
void of affectation and stillness, and yet
"That's what it is to bo an artist," thought
Lennox. "All this has been done in the jwat
It was his Marian, assuredly, with all that
hail charmed him with all that still chnrii.cd
him when he saw her: her apiiealing confi
dence, her exquisite lightness, her feminine
enchantments. And yet, as he looked, an
expression of pain came into his eyes, and
lingered there, and grew into a mortal heavi
ness. Lennox had been as truly, a lover as a man
may Ite; but he loved with the discretion of
fifteen 3'ears' experience of human affairs.
He had a penetrating glance, and he liked to
use it Man3' a time when Marian, with elo
quent lips and eyes, had poured out the treas
ures of lier nature into his bosom, and he had
takeii them in his hands and covered them
with kisses mid passionate vows; he had
dropped them all w ith a sudden shudder and
cried out in silence, "But ah! where is the
heart?" One da3" he had said to her (irrele
vantly enough, doubtless), "Marian, where is
your heart f
"Where what do 3-ou meanf" Miss Everett
"1 think of 3-ou from morning till night. I
put you together and take you njiart, as peo
ple do in that gamo where the3- make wonls
out of a parcel of given letters. But there's
always one letter wanting. I can't put un
hand on 3'our heart."
"My heart, John," said Marian, ingen
ious, "is the whole word. M3- heart's every
This may have been true enough. Miss
Everett had distributed her heart impartially
throughout her whole organism, so that, as a
natural consequence, its native seat was
somewhat scantily occupied. As Lennox sat
and looked at Baxter's consummate handi
work, the same question rose again to his
lips; and if Marian's portrait suggested it,
Marian's -lortruit failed to answer it It took
Marian to do that. It seemed to Lennox that
some strangely iotent agency had won from
his mistress the confession of her inmost
soul, and had written it there upon the can
vas in firm jet passionate lines. Marian's
person was lightness her charm was light
ness; could it be that her soul was levity too?
Was she a creature without faith ami with
out conscience.' What else was the meaning
of that horrible blankness and deadness that
quenched the light in her eyes and stole away
the smile from her lips.' These things were
the less to be eluded because in main- respects
the painter had been profoundly just He
had lecn as loyal and synipathetieashehnd
been intelligent Not a point in the young
girl's npjKjarance had been slighted: not a
feature but liad been forcibly and delicately
rendereil. Had Baxter been a man of mar
velous insight an unparalleled observer; or
had he been a mere patient and unflinching
painter, building infinitely better than ho
knew; Would not a mere painter havo been
content to paint Miss Everett in the strong,
rich, objective manner of which the work
was so good an example, and to do nothing
more.' For it was evident that Baxter had
done more. He had tainted with something
more than knowledge with imagination,
with feeling. He had almost composed; and
his composition had embraced the truth.
Lennox was unable to satisfy his doubts. Ho
would have been glad to believe that there
was no imagination in the picture but what
his own mind supplied: and that the unsub
stantial sweetness on the eyes and lips of the
image was but the smile of 3-outh and inno
cence. He was in a muddle he was absurdly
suspicious and capricious; ho put out the
lights and left the portrait in kindly dark
ness. Then, hulf as a reparation to his mis
tress, and half as a satisfaction to himself, he
went up to spend an hour with Marian. She,
at least, as he found, had no scruples. She
thought the portrait altogether a success,
and she was very willing to be handed down
in that form to posterity. Nevertheless,
when Lennox came in he went back into
the tainting room to take another glance.
This tunc he lit but a single light Faugh!
it was worse than with a dozen. He hastily
turned out the gaa
Baxter came the next da-, as he had
promised. Meanwhile poor Lennox had had
twelve hours of uninterrupted reflection, and
the expression of distress in his eyes had ac
quired un intensit3" which, tho iuter saw,
proved it to be of far other import, than o
mere tribute to his power.
"Can the man bo jealous?"' thought Bax
tor. Stephen had been so innocent of any
other design than that of painting a good
portrait, that his conscience failed to reveal
to him the source of his companion's trouble.
Nevertheless, he began to pity him. Ho had
felt tempted, indeed, to pity him from tho
first. He had liked him and esteemed him:
he had taken him for a man of sense and
of feeling, anil he had thought it a matter of
regret that such a man a creature of strong
spiritual needs should link his destiny with
that of Marian Everett But ho had very
soon made up his mind that Lennox knew
very well what he was alwut, and that he
needed no enlightenment He was marrying
with his eyes open and hail weighed the risks
against the profits. Every one had his par
ticular taste, and at "5 3'ears of age John
Lennox had no need to be told that Miss
Everett was not quite all that she might
lie. Baxter had thus taken for granted
that his friend had designedly selected
as his second wife a mere pretty woman a
woman with a genius for receiving company,
and who would make a picturesque use of his
money. He knew nothing of the serious
character of the poor man's passion, nor of
the extent to which his happiness was bound
up in what the painter would have called his
delusion. HLs only concern had been to do
his work well; and he had done it better be
cause of his old interest in Marian's be
witching face. It is very certain tliat
he had actually infused into his pict
ure that force of characterization
and that depth of reality which had
arrested his friends' attention; but he
hed done so wholly without effort or with
out malice. The artistic half of Baxter's na
ture exerted a lustj domim'on over the hu
man haif fed unoa its disanDointments and
grew fat upon its joys and tribulations.
This, indeed, is simply saying that the young
man was a true artist Deep, then, in the
unfathomed recesses of his strong and sensi
tive nature, his genius had held commun
ion with his heart and had transferred to
canvas tho burden of its disenchantment and
its resignation. Since his little affair with
Marian, Baxter had made the acquaintance
of a young girl whom he felt that he could
love and trust forever; and, sobered and
strengthened by this new emotion, he had
been able to resume with moro distinctness
the shortcomings of his earlier love. He had,
therefore, painted with feeling. Miss Everett
could not have expected him to do other
wise. He had done his honest best, and con
viction had come in unbidden and mado it
Lennox had begun to feel very curious
about the history of his companion's ac
quaintance with his destined bride; but he
was far from feeling jealous. Somehow he
felt that he could never again be jealous.
But in ascertaining the terms of their for
mer intercourse, it was of importance that ho
should not allow the young man to suspect
he liad discovered in the portrait any radical
"Your old acquaintance with Miss Ever
ett," he said, frankly, "has evidently been of
great ue to 3-011."
"I supiose it has," said Baxter. "Indeed,
as soon as I began to taint, I found her face
coming back to me liko a half remembered
tune. She was wonderfully pretty at that
"She was two j-cars younger."
"Yes, and I was two 3'ears younger. De-cidedl3-,
you aro right I havo made use of
my old impressions."
Baxter was willing to confess to so much;,
but he resolved not to betray anything that
Marian had herself kept secret He was not
surprised that she had not told her lover of
her former engagement; he expected as
much. But he would have held it inexcusa
ble to attempt to repair her omission.
Ii"iinoxs faculties were acutely sharpened
by tain and suspicion, and ho could not help
detecting in bis companion's e3es an inten
tion of reticence. He isolved to battle it.
"1 am curious to know," he said, "whether
you were ever in love with Miss Everett!"
"I have no hesitation in saying Yes," re
joined Baxter; fancying that a general con
fession would help him moro than a particu
lar denial. "I am one of a thousand, I fancy.
Or one, perhaps, of only a hundred. For you
see I've got over it. I'm engaged to be mar
ried." lA'imox's countenance brightened. "That's
it," said he. "Now I know what I didn't like
in your picture the point of view. I'm not
jealous," ho added. "I should liko the pieture
lietter if I were. You evidently care noth
ing for the oor girl. You have got over 3-our
love rather too well. You loved her, she was
indifferent to 3-ou, .and now j-ou take jour
revenge." Distracted with grief, Lennox
was taking refuge in irrational anger.
Baxter was puzzled. "You'll ndmit," said
he with a smile, "that is a ver3 handsome re
venge." And all his professional self esteem
rose to his assistance. "I've painted for Miss
Everett the best portait that has yet lieen
painted in America. She herself is quite
"Ah!"' said Lennox, with a magnificent dis
simulation; "Marian is generous."
"Come, then," said Baxter; "what do 3-011
complain of? You accuse me of scandalous
conduct, and I'm bound to hold 3-011 to an ac
count." Baxter's own temper was rising,
and with it his sense of his picture's merits.
"How have I perverted Miss Everett's ex
pression? How have I misrepresented her?
What does the portrait lack? Is it ill drawn?
Is it vulgar? Is it ambiguous.- Is it imuiod
estf Baxter's patience gave out as he
recited these various charges. "Fiddlesticks!"
he cried; "you know as well as I do that the
picture is excellent"
"I don't pretend to deny it. Onlj' I wonder
that Marian was willing to come to 3-ou."
It is verj much to Baxter's credit that he
still adhered to his resolution not to betray
the 3-oung girl, and that rather than do so
he was willing to let Lennox suppose tliat he
had been a rejected adorer.
"Ah, as 3011 say,"' he exclaimed, "Miss
Everett is so generous;'
Innox was foolish enough to take this as
an admission. -'When 1 say, Mr. Baxter,"
he said, "that 3-011 have takeii your revenge,
I don't mean that 3-011' ve done so wantonly
or consciously. My dear fellow, how could
3-011 help it? The disappointment was pro
portionate to the loss and the reaction to tho
"Yes, that's all very well; but, meanwhile,
I wait in vain to learn wherein I've done
"Lennox looked from Baxter to the pict
ure, and from the picture back to Baxter.
"I defy you to tell me," said Baxter. "I've
simply kept Miss Everett as charming as she
is in life."
"Oh, damn her charms!" cried Lennox.
"If yen were not the gentleman, Mr. Len
nox," continued the 3011 tig man. "which, in
spite of your high temper, I believe 3011 to
be, 1 should believe you"
"Well, you should believe mef
"I should believe 3ou simply bent on cheap
ening the portrait.'
Lennox made a gesture of vehement impa
tience. The other burst out laughing ami
the discussion closed. Baxter instinctively
took up his brushes mid approached his can
vas with a vague desire to detect latent
errors, while Lennox prepared to take his de
parture. "Sta3-!"' said the painter, as he was leaving
tho room; "if the picture reall3- offends 3-ou,
111 rub it out Sa3" tho word," and he took
up a heavy brush, covered with black taint
But Lennox shook his head with decision
and went out. The next moment, however,
he reappeared. "Yon may rub it out," he
said. "The picture is, of course, already
But now Baxter shook his head. "Ah!
now it's too late," he answered. "Your
chance is gone."'
Lennox repaired directly to Mr. Everett's
aiKirtments. Marian was in the drawing
room with some morning callers, and her
lover sat b3 until she liad got rid of them.
When they were alone together Marian lx?gan
to laugh at her visitors and to parody certain
of their affectations, which she did with in
finite grace and spirit. But Lennox cut her
short and returned to the portrait. He had
thought better of his objections of the pre
ceding evening; he liked it
"But I wonder, Marian," ho said, "that
3ou were willing to go to Mr. Baxter?"
"Wli3- so?" asked Marian, on her guard.
She saw that her lover knew something, and
she intended not to commit herself until she
knew how much he knew.
"An old lover is nlwa3s dangerous."
"An old lover f and Marian blushed a
good honest blush. But sho rapidl recov
ered herself. "Pray where did 3-ou get that
"Oh, it slipped out," said Lennox.
Marian hesitated a moment. Then with a
smile: "Well, I was brave," she said. "I
"How came it," pursued Lennox, "that
you didn't tell me:"
"Tell 3011 what, my dear John?"
"Why, about Baxter's little passion.
Come, don't lw modest"
Modest! Marian breathed freety. "What
do 30U mean, 1113- dear, by telling your wife
not to Iks modest? Pra3' don't ask me about
Mr. Baxter's passions. What do I know
"Diil 3-ou know nothing of this onef
"Ah, m3 dear, I know a great deal too
much for my comfort Hut he's got bravely
over'it. He's engaged."
"Engaged, but not quite disengaged. He's
an honest fellow, but he remembers his ten
chant It was as much as he could do to
keep his picture from turning to the senti
mental. He saw you as he fancied 3ou as
ho wished 3ou; and he has given 3-ou a little
look of what he imagines moral loveliness,
which comes within an ace of spoiling the
picture. Baxter's imagination isn't ver3
strong, and this same look expresses, in point
of fact, nothing but inanit. Fortunatel3'
he"s a man of oxtraordimuy talent, and a
real painter, and he's mado a good portrait
in spite of himself.'.'
To such arguments as these was John Len
nox reduced, to stifle the evidence of his
senses. But when once a lover begins to
doubt he cannot cease at wilL In spite of
his earnest efforts to believe in Marian a be
fore, to accept her without scruple and with
out second thought, he was quits unable to
repress an impulse of constant mistrust and
aversion. The charm was broken, and there
is no mending a charm. Lennox stood naif
aloof, watching the poor girl's countenance,
weighing her words, analyzing her thoughts,
guessing at her motives.
Marian's conduct under this trying ordeal
was truly heroic. She felt that some subtle
change liad taken place in her future hus
band's feelings, a choose which although
ehe wa3 powei1S3 to discover ft cause, yet
obviously imperiled her prospects. Some
thing had snapped between them; she had
lost half of her power. She was horribly
distressed, and the more so because that su
perior depth of character which she had all
along gladly couceded to Lennox, might
now, as she conjectured, cover some bold and
portentou" design. Could he meditate a di
rect rupture? Could it be his intention to
dash from her lips the sweet, the spiced and
odorous cup of being tho wife of a good
natured millionaire? Marian turned a trem
ulous glance upon her past, and wondered if
he had discovered am-dark spot. Indeed,
for that matter, might she not def3 him to
do so? She had done nothing reauy amiss.
There was no visible blot in her histoiy. It
was faintly discolored, indeed, ly a certain
vague moral dinginess: but it compared well
enough with that of other girls. Sh iad
careil for nothing but pleasure; but to what
else were girls brought up? On the whole,
might she not feel at ease? She assured her
self that sho might; but she net ertheless felt
that if John wished to break off his engage
ment, he would do it ou high abstract
grounds, and not because she had committed
a naughtiness the more or the less. It wouli'
be simply Iteeause he had ceased to love her.
It would avail her but little to assure him
that she would kindty overlook this circum
stance and remit the obligations of the heart.
But, in spite of her hideous appreheasions,
she continued to smile and smile.
Theda-s passed by, and John consonted to
l still engaged. Their marriage was only a
week off six dtrys, five das. four. Mi
Everett's smile became less mechanical. John
had npparenth lieen Kissing through a crisis
a moral and intellectual crisis, inevitable
in a man of his constitution, and with which
she had nothing to do. On the eve of mar
riage he had questioned his heart; he hail
found that it was no longer 3oung and capa
ble of the vagaries of passion, and ho had
made up his mind to call things b- their
projter names, and to ndmit to himself that
he was many ing not for love, but for friend
ship, and a little, ierhaps, for prudence. It
was only out of regard for what he supjtosed
Marian's own more exalted theor3 of the
matter, that he abstained from revealing to
her this common sease view of it Such was
Lennox hail fixed his wedding da3 for the
last Thursday in October. On the preceding
Frukn, as he was passing up Broadwa', he
stoied at Goupil's to see if bis order for tho
framing of the jtortrait had been fulfilled.
The picture had been tmnsfen'ed to tho shop,
and, when duly framed had Iteen, at Baxter's
request and with Lennox's consent, placed
for a few da3-s in the exhibition room. Len
nox went up to look at it
The portrait stood on an easel at the end
of the hall, with three sjtectators liefore it
a gentleman and two ladies. Tho room was
otherwise empty. As Ix'tmox went toward
the picture, the gentleman turned out to be
Baxter. He proceeded to introduce his friend
to his two companions, the younger of whom
Lennox recognized as tho artist's betrothed.
The other, her sister, was a plain, alo
woman, with the look of ill health, who had
been provided with a seat and made no ut
toinpt to talk. Baxter explained that these
ladies had arrived from Eunqte but the day
before, and that his first care had lieen to
show them his masterpiece.
"Sarah," said he, "has lteon praising tho
model very much to the prejudice of the
Sarah was a tall, black haired girl of 20,
with irregular features, a pair of luminous
dark eyes, and a smilo radiant of white
teeth evidently an excellent jierson. She
turned to letinox with a look of frank sm
pathy, and said in a deep, rich voice:
'She must Ir very beautiful."
"Yes, she's very beuutilul," said I.ennox,
with his e3es lingering ou her own pleasant
face. "You must know her she mast know
"I'm sure I should like vety much to see
her." said Sarah.
"This is very nearly as good," said Len
nox. "Mr. Baxter is a great genius."
"I know Mr. Baxter is a genius. But w hat
is a picture, at the best? I've seen nothing
but pictures for the last two 3eara, and I
haven't seen a single prett3' gilr."
The 3oniig girl stood looking at the portrait
in very evident admiration, and w hile Baxter
talked to the elder lady I.eiiuox bestowed a
long, ijovert glance upon his fiancee. She
liad brought her head into almost immediate
juxtaposition with that "of Marian's image,
and for a moment the freshness and the
strong animation which bloomed tqioii her
features seemed to obliterate the lines and
colors on the canvas. But the next moment,
n I.cmiox looked, the roseate circle of Mari
an's face blazed into remorseless distinct
ness, and her careless blue e3e looked with
cnical familiarity into his own.
He bade an abrupt gixxl morning to his
companions, and went toward the door. But
lieside it he stopjted. Subtended on the wall
was Baxter's picture, "M3- Last Duchess." He
stood amazed. Was this the face and figure
that, a month ego, had reminded him of hi
mistress? Where was the likeness now? It
was as utterl3 absent as if it had never
existed. The picture, moreover, was a ven
inferior work to the now tortrait He looked
back at Baxter, half tempted to demand an
explanation, or at least to express his per-plexitj-.
But Baxter and his sweetheart had
stoojKHl down to examine a minute sketch
near the floor, with their heads in delicious
How the weok elapsed, it were hard to sav.
There were moments when Lennox felt as if
death were preferable to the heartless union
which now-stared him in the face, and as if
the only tossible course was to transfer his
property to Marian and to put an end to his
existence. There were others, again, when
ho was fairly reconciled to his fate. He had
but to gather his old dreams and fnncie,s into
a faggot and break them across his knee, and
the thing were done. Could he not collect
in their stead a comely cluster of moderate
and rational expectations, and bind them
about with a wedding favor? His love was
dead, his 3-outh was dead; that was all.
There was no need of making a tragonty of
it His loves vitality had been but small,
and since it w:is to lc but short lived it was
lietter that it should expire before marriage
than after. As for. marriage, that should
stand, for that was not of necessity- a matter
of love. He lacked tho bnital consistency
ncccssary for taking awa3- Marian's future.
If he had mistaken her and overrated her,
the fault was his own, nnd it was a hard
thing thnt she should 3' tho penalt3.
AVhatover-were her failings, they were pro
frundty involuntary, and it was plain that
with regard to himself her intentions were
good. She would be no companion, but sho
would bo at least a faithful wife.
With the help of this grim logic Lennox
reached the eve of his wedding day. His
maimer toward Miss Everett during tho pre
ceding week had been in veterately tender and
kind. He felt that in losing his love she had
lost a heavy treasure, and ho offered her
instead the most unfailing devotion. Marian
had questioned him about his lassitude and
his preoccupied air, utid he had replied that
ho was not very well. On tho Wednesday',
afternoon ho mounted his horse and took a
long ride. He came home toward sunset,
and was met in the hall by his old house
keeper. "Miss Everett's portrait, sir," she said,
"has just leen sent home in the most beau
tiful frame. You gavo no directions, and I
tok the Hbert3 of having It carried into tho
library. I thought." and tho old woman
smiled deforcntial'3, 'you'd like best to have
it in 3our own room."
Lennox went into the library. Tho picture
was standing on the floor, back to back with
a high armchair, and catching, through tho
window, the last horizontal ra3s of the sun.
He stood Itefore it a moment, gazing at it
with a haggard face.
"Come!"' said he, at last, "Marian nm li
what God has made her; but this detestable
creature I can neither love nor respect!"
He looked about him with an angr3 de
spair, and his eye fell on a long, keen poniard,
given him 03- a friend who had bought it in
tho east, and which lay as an orniment on
the mantel shelf. He seized it and thrust it,
with barbarous glee, straight into the lovely
face of the image. He dragged it downward,
and made a long fissure in tho living canvas.
Then, with half a dozen strokes, he wantonly
liacked it across. Tho act afforded him an
I need hardh add that on the following
da3 Lennox was married. He had locked the
library door on coming out the evening le
forc, and hi had tho key in his waistcoat
pocket as he stood at the altar. As he left
town, therefore, immediately after the cere
mony, it was not until his return, a fortnight
later, that tho fate of the picture becamo
known. It was not necessary to relate how
he explained his exploit to Marian and how
ho disclosed it to Baxter. Heat least put
on a brave face. There is a rumor current of
his havnig paid tfie painter an enormous sum
of monc3 The amount is probaby exagger
ated, but there can bo no doubt that the sum
was very largo. How he has fared how n
is destined to fare in inatrimon3 it is rather
too earh to determine. He has been married
scarcely three months.
o Tfi Hegro m m Fatalist.
Somo traits ere common to nil members
of the negro raco. Tho darky Is yet to be
boni who would not bo willing to subsist
for the rest of his lifetime upon an ex
clusive diet of pork, corn bread, cabbage,
buttermilk and watermelon. Holding
such dietary ideas, it follows that tho
negroes must, of necessity, bo fatalists.
They have no faith in tho "ounce of pre
vention' thewy. and look upon the ideaof
taking precaution against disease as
"white folk's foolishness." No matter
how contagious tho sickness, they have no
fear of it: I recall an uistanco of a cook
who requested permission to set up with
the body of tho president of her society.
It was only at breakfast time tho follow
ing morning that her mistress casually
inquired into tho nature of tho defunct
oilicer's disease, and was electrified by the
careless answer. "Black smallpox."
Scenes of sickness and death possess a
horrible fascination for them all. They
congregate in and about tho ubodo of suf
fering, discussing the patient's symptoms,
criticising tho medical treatment of tho
case, uttering pious phrases and singing
their weird ln-mns. As the disease nears
Its almost invariably fatal termination
the gioat over tho hist scenes and revel
in funereal anticipations. No sooner has
breath loft tho body than tho clock is
stopped; tho mirror, if mirror tbero bo.
is shrouded in white, and whito curtains
arc hung at the doors and windows. The
corpse is kept as long as circumstances and
the police will permit, and an almost unin
terrupted course of prayer and singing is
maintained until the hour of burial. New
Packing f llnmitn Beings.
The cellar population of New York city
is u source of incessant discaso and crime.
And with tho moro respectable class of
poor, who occupy the better kind of tene
ment bouses, the packingof human beings
in thoso great caravanscries is ono of tho
worst evils of this city. It sows pesti
lence and breeds every species of criminal
habits Prom 120,000 tenement houses
comes 73 er cent, of tho mortality of our
population, and I havo little doubt as
much as 90 per cent, of tho offenses against
property and person.
Overcrowding is tho ono great misfort
une of New York. Without it we should
be the healthiest large city in the world,
and a great projtortion of the crimes which
dlsgrao our civilization would bo nipped
in the bud. Whilo this continues us it
does now, there is no possibility of a
thorough sanitary, moral and religious
reform in our worst ward:i.
Few girls can grow up to maturity in
such ilens as exist here .nd bo virtuous
Pew 1k)s can havo such places as homes
and not bo thieves and vagabonds. In such
places tj-phus and cholera will always bo
rife, and the death rato will reach its most
terrible maximum. WIuU tho poorest pop
illation dwell In these cellars and crowded
attics neither Sunda' schools, nor
churcnes. nor charities cm accomplish a
thorough reform. Joe Howard In New
sltui'Ies fur Sjuire 'lluinenti. """
It is plainly Impossible to learn every
thing that deserves to lo learned, and,
on tho other hand, to giwi up in despair
and let all stud3' go by tho board Is, of
course, both foolish and wicked. Tho
first thing is to select tho three or four
branches most congenial to one's disposi
tion and capacity, and ;:et one's self to
master them thorough'. The next thing
is. as Emerson sajs, to "lop off decisively
ones miscellaneous activities." Three or
four subjects of stud' aro better than one
alone, because a devotion to ono promotes
narrowness of view and a wrong per
spective. Ono of these subjects will be.
naturally, tho main subject the man's
business or profession. The others should
bo entirely distinct and different.
I knew a man who is at the head of an
important and elaborate riiHway enterprise
in Boston, and whoso whole time before
dinner is engrossed by this business.
But in the evenings he studies astronomy,
and finds in this pursuit both refreshment
and intellectual enlargement. Music is a
favorite "second lovo" with many; and
chemistry, geologjr, botany, hislory, so
ciology and a dozen other special branches
of study aro replete with attractions.
New York Commercial Advertiser.
Curiou Tliiup About Cook.
A very curious thing about tho cooks
that they admit themselves Is that a man
who succeeds admirably in ono house may
fall utterly in the next place ho takes. A
thousand influences govern the matter.
Tho cook may not bo in sj-mpathy with '
his master or mistress. They may not
liko what ho thinks he i3 best at making,
or they may limit him in his expenses, or
treat him in a way that makes him miser
able. Then, again, a cook may make a
great reputation in a restaurant and fail
in a private house. That often happens,
although, of course, it is still more often
tho case that a chef trained in family scr
vico proves unablo to meet tho rush and
bulk of tho work in a public house, Tho
best cooks In town say that tho prime
necessity for succets with private families
is not in tho scientific knowledgo of a
cook half so much as in his manners and
address. A dapper, pleasant, smiling,
smooth, clever fellow will often pleaso a
family better than a genius. Curiously
enough, so the cooks saj-, a man who is
not liked himself often fails to mako his
dishes liked. New York Sun.
rccullHritlea of Compll Photograph.
A ver' curious point In composite photo
graphs is that almost invariably this com
bined picture is that of a better looking
person than any of tho individuals who
have contributed to it. Some of these
photographs now lio before us. Ilero is
ono which has been taken from a number
of criminals, and, as wo have just indi
cated, the picture is much better favored
than the various low browed, coarse
mouthed individuals who have contributed
to make it up. Another picture we may
call attention to as being a great contrast
to the lost; this is a group of ton girls
who are the members of a literary club.
Tho picture is that of a bright looking.
Intellectual girl of about 10 years of age.
The face is thoughtful and tho shape of
the head Indicates great intellectual power.
The same observations are applicable to
another photograph which is before us, to
which several scientific men havo con
tributed each his share. Chambers'
India' Troops of Monkey s.
AH along this road to this side of Ah
midabad we saw nianj- troops of monkeys
of all sizes, from that of a terrier dog up
to m large setter now romping over the
fields close b3' tho track, or springing
from branch to branch on tho trees, or sit
ting up on somo prominent limb wisely
watching us as wo whizzed b3 They are
sacred, and the natives never hurt them,
although they are fearful thieves and
make destructive raids upon fields and
orchards. Wo also saw largo numbers of
peacocks noblo birds, with tails and
plumage of great beaut-. They, too. are
sacred. A foreigner would be mobbed
should he shoot one. They, as the mon
keys, are not wild, as travelers' books
would lead us to suppose. They are free,
and roam as they please, but are hardly
less tame than the same birds are on an
American farm. They are rarely seen far
away from villages and farms. Carter
Harriaoala rhlnaim MalL
Until yonr hair becomes dry, thin, and
gray before giving the attention needed
to preserve its beauty and vitality.
Keep on 3our toilet-table a bottle of
Ayer's Hair Vigor the only dressing
you require for the hair and use a little,
daily, to preserve the natural color and
Thomas Munday, Sharon Grove, Ky.,
writes : " Several months ago my hair
commenced falling out, and in a few
weeks my head was almost bald. I
tried many remedies, but the3' did no
good. I finally bought a 1-ottle of Ayer's
Hair Vigor, and, after using onl- a part
of the contents, m head was covered
with a heavy growth of hair. I recom
mend your preparation as the best hair
restorer in the world."
" M- hair wa faded and dry," writes
Mabel C. Hard, of Delavan. 111.; " but
after using a bottle of Ayer's Ilair Vigor
it became black aud glossy."
Ayer's Hair Vigor,
Sold by Druggists and Perfumers.
Pimples and Blotches,
So disfiguring to tho face, forehead, and
neck, may be entire- removed by tho
use of Ayers Sarsaparllla, tho best and
safest Alterative and Blood-Purifier ever
Or. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass.
Sold by Druggists; 1; six bottles for $5.
Worth Yonr Attention.
Cut this out and mail it to Allen & Co., Au
KHsta, Maine, who will send you free, something
new, that jnst coins mii.ey for all workers. As
wonderful as the electric liht, as cennine as
pure gold, it will prove of lifelong value anil
importance to yon. Both sexes, all dkw. Allen
A Co. bear expense of btartiiiK you in business.
It will brine you in moro ca-!i, riht away, tlian
anything else in this world. Anjone any where
can do the wmrk, and live at home also. Hotter
write at once; then, knowing nil, should you
conclnde that yon don't caro to encase, why no
harm is done. 1-ly
Help thyself, and God will help thee.
Kiickleii's Arnica Salve.
The Best Salve in the world for Cuts,
Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Itlieum,
Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands,
Chilblains, Corns, nnd nil Skin Erup
tions, and positively cures Piles, or no
pay required. It is guaranteed to give
perfect satisfaction, or inone- refunded.
Price 25 cents per box. For sale In
Dowty ifc Becher. jul27
At the game's end we shall see who
An A Isolate Cure.
Tho ORIGINAL ABIETINE OINT
MENT is only put up in large two-ounce
tin !xxes, and is an absolute cure for
old sores, burns, wounds, chapped hands
and all kinds of skin eniptions. Will
positively cure all kinds of pileB. Aak for
the ORIGINAL ABITINE OINTMENT
Sold 1-3 Dowt fe Becher at 2f- cents per
box 03 mail 30 cents. uitirTy
On painting and lighting look aloof.
The Commercial Travelers Protective
Association of tho United Stsites, has a
meml)ership of over sixteen thousand
and is probably the strongest association
of the kind in the world. Mr. John R.
Stone, their national secretary and treas
urer, 79 Dearbone street, Chicago, in a
letter states that he hiis been severeh
troubled at times, for the post twent
ears, with cramp and bilious colic
which would compel him to take to his
bed from three to six days- while in St.
Louis at their last annual meeting he
procured a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera nnd Diarrhoea Remedy and has
since used it with the best results. It is
the onlj remedy he ever found that ef
fected a rapid and complete cure. No
one can safel3' travel without it. Sold by
Dowtv .t Becher.
Into a mouth shut flies lly not.
W. D. Hoyt A- Co.. Wholesale and Re
tail druggists of Rome, (in., says: Wi
have been selling Dr. King's New Dis
cover, Electric Bitters and Ruction's
Arnica Salvo for four ears. Have never
handled remedies that sell so well, or
give such universal satisfaction. There
have been seme wonderful cures pffeWeu
b3 these medicines in this cit. Sovcr-d
cases of pronounced Consumption have
been entirelj cured b use of a Tew bot
tles of Dr. King's New Discover, taker,
in connection with Electric Bitters. V
guarantee them always. Sold 1 Duwt..
Truth and oil aro ever above.
(iootl Wages Ahead.
Gcorse Stinson & Co., Portland, Maine, can
Kive you work that you can do and live at home,
making great pay. Yon are started free. Capi
tal not needed. Hothsexen. All age. Cut this
out and write at once; no haim will be done if
yon conclude not to go to work, after you loam
all. All particulars free. Best paying work in
this world; 4-ly
Love makes all hearts gentlo.
Try Moore's headache cure, it beats
the world. For sale by Dr. A. Heintz.
Love rules his kingdom without a
The Paisenger Department
Of the Union Pacific, "The Overland
Route," has gotten out a fly-bill design
ed to call attention to the summer re
sorts along the line of this railway. It
is a good bill and tourists, pleasure
seekers, sportsmen and fishermen should
applj- at once to J. S. Tebbets, General
Passenger agent, Omaha, Neb., for in
formation in regard to the points of in
terest along the line, before deciding
where the will spend the summer sea
son, or vacation holidays. 3tf
Love is the true picture of love.
I am selling "Moore's Treo of Life"
and it is said to give the very best satis
faction. Dr. A. Heintz. 30-fim3
There are many ways to fame.
A positive cure for liver and kidney
troubles, constipation, sick and nervous
headache and all blood diseases is
"Moore's Tree of Life." Try it. Sold
bv Dr. A. Heintz.
Great pains quickly find ease.
Early Siamace 1a cnina.
In China early marriages are the rule.
The match is arranged by the parents,
and is hi the nature of a commercial trans
action. The groom is expected to make
presents of money and clothes to the
bride, who, however, brings no dowry or
anything in return. The calendars are
consulted solemnly for lucky days, and
the blessings of the tutelary gods sought
by various propitiatory measures. If the
signs fail to turn out auspiciously the
wedding is postponed again and again.
The ceremony of marriage consists hi
drinking a cup of samshoo together in the
nuptial chamber. Thomas Stevens' Let
The Importing Draft Horse Co.
Pure-bred French Draft (Percheron or Norman)
AND E&CL5SH SHiRS HORSES.
" ii r 'waj wt!ivi. I m niiil -t-our !ur-ir -villi for catalofru.
;09 & 111 W. Ninth St., KANSAS CITY. M0.
The enly Specialist in the City sho is a Regular
Graduate in Medicine. Oter 20 years' Practice,
12 years in Chicago.
THE OLDEST IN AGE, AND L0N6EST LOCATED.
Authorized by the State to trt
Chronic. Nervousa-id Special Dis
poses." Seminal Weakness imijA
kfow)JSexual Debility .loss,f$niuil
(power). Nervous Debility, 1'oiMoneU
Bloort.Clcers tmdSwelllUKsof every
kind. Urinary DNease-s ami in fact,
all troubles or diseases in either
male or female. Cures cuarnnlceil
or money refunded. Charges low. ThousaniNof
cases cured. Kxperienceis important. All medi
cines are KUHrantecd to be pure and etUcucivus.
being compounded In my perfectly appointed
laboratory, and are furnished ready for use. No
running to drug stores to have uncertain pie
criptions tilled. No mercury or injurious medi
cines used. No detention from business. I"atients
at a distance treated by letter utid express, medi
cines sent everywhere free from gaze or break
age. State your case and enit for terms. Con
sultation free and coutidcnti.il, persoually or by
A 61 page TJfimr 'op Both Scxm. sent
illustrated Cl'liX sealed in plain enveloH
for be. in "tamps. Kvery male, from the aie vt
13 to -15, should read this bonk.
THE GREAT TURKISH RHEUMATIC CURE.
A POSITIVE CL'Rn Tor KHrXMATISM I
$50 for any cae thi-a irr&tnjr m fnU to I
curcor hrlp. ilreatetdicoTrrria ann-tltl
or mraiiDf. One aoe kit?- rrinr. a r-w I
doaes remove- forerand r-iin in joint. I
Cor cora-ftoerf in 5 to 7 els) n. S-n.t -tate- I
merit of ca-w ith stamp fur CtrcuUr. I
Call, or iMrfss
I arlielt! Kntncli.
On tho Great Salt Lake noar Salt Lakt
City, on tho Union Pacific, "The Over
land Route," will he fonnallv o;euoI to
tho public on Decoration day. May 'iiitii. j
Ample accommodations have been pro i
vided, and the Pacific hotel compaiiv
will have charge of the hotel a-voimno '
dations at this famous resort umWth-!
supervision of the Tiiion Pacific railway. '
No pains or expense have been spared to I
mnkethiB the summer resort of the west. I
It is only eighteen niilen from Salt Lak ;
City on the Utah A: Nevada branch of the
Union Pacilic. Trains will be run at
frequent intervals daily between Sal!
Lake City and the Peach. Che-ip trains.
Uod baths, and excellent meal, will be
union"; the altraetions. "'.tf
A Ioujt tonjj'ie is a sin of a abort
A Natural I'roitm-t r ':ilirriii:i. !
It is only found 111 Putte county. Cab
fornia, and in no other part of the world, j
We refer to the tree that produces the j
healing and penetrating from used in i
that pleasant and eiFective cure for con- I
suuiption,asthma,brO!iehitis,aiid eolith1, i
SANTA AI5IE, the Kim: of Conump
tion. iJout .V llecln-r guarantee and
sell it for 1.00, a bottle, or three for I
3150. P.y tho use or CALIL'OUXIA I
CAT-R-OUIIK, all symptoms or catarrh
aro dispelled, and the diseased nasal i
passage, is speedily restored to a healthy . Du. 1. . Wkst's Nf.uvk ani liim.v Tutvr-
.,.wi:t;. .. oin).. )..... . j .. ....,:! cm hi , "ifm, :M''i":inteel t-necific for lljsterin, Dizii-
condition. 1.0!)a package: by mail 1.10. 1 11( , ,'.,-... .-;,, .,.r0rt SwthIkui.
Circular free. I !le'utaelie. Nervous Prostration cutifetl lytlieur
" f aleoliot or totacco. Wakefulnfsw, .Mental 1-
ir sioii. Softening of tho Iiniin reeiiltinn in in
A curst Cow hath short ho rns. canitj ami 1 .-ailing to misery, deray ami ileHtti.
I'retiiatiire DM A;:. BnrrennesH. LoHrt of xwer
Dailv excursions have been arranged m '1-,,-Mr "lx- InIiry Lom- nml s-rrimiiU
for over tho Union Pacilic Railway, to
San Francisco, San Diego, Colton. Los
Angeles, San Bernardino and San Jose,
California, also to Portland, Oregon, at
&S0.00 for the round trip. Iickets are
good GO davs for the going passage and
" - i-. - i r.
good for tho return trip for six months
from date of sale, with the usual stop
over privileges in both directions within
these limits. These tickets are also good j
bv wav of Denver anil Salt Lake Citv in i
each direction. The Agent. Mr. J. R.
Meagher, tells ns quite a number are
thinking of making the trip soon, and it
would be well for those intending to go
in select parties to see him and arrange
for their accommodations. Mr. .1. 15.
Frawiey, Traveling Agent. Union Pacilic,
at Omaha, is arranging for these select
parties, and will be glad to give any fur
ther information in regard to these ex
cursions. Parties who prefer can corres
pond with Mr. J. Tebbets. G. V. A T. A.,
Music helps not the tooth ache.
Mr. N. H. Frol.i!"!:.titi. of Mobile.
Ala.. wriVs: 1 t;ke n-at .'rure in
recommencing l)r. iM ". .V w I ';s
covery for Consumption. In; m- um d it
for a severe attack of Proneiutis ;m!
Catarrh. It gnvu iu iiiMant relief and
entirely cured me am! I have not been
afflicted since. 1 alf-o beg to state that 1
had tried other remedies witii no good
resnlt. Have also used l.ieetiie Hitters
and Dr. King's New Life Pills, both of
which I can recommend.
Dr. King's New 1 'iscovery fr on-
sumption, Coiigln and Colds, is fold on
a positive guarantee.
Trial bottles free at Dowty Pechor't I
Lovo aaks firmness and faith firmness.
On and after April 'J'Jth, the d.ty
coaches on tho Union Pacific's No. '5,
known as the "Overland Flyer," will be
taken o!T, to better enable it to make
time. This will add largely to the popu
larity that has already leen gained by .
this fast train. After that date it will
carry only passengers holding first-class
tickets, to points where tin train makes
regular stops, between Council Bluffs
nnd Ogden. Such passengers must pur
chase tickets for seats or berths in Pull- .
man sleepers, before entering the cars. '
Lovo makes a good eye squint. i
And kidney and liver ills, depending on
a weak and inactive condition of the kid- j
neys, liver or bowels, are successfully
and permanently cured only by the use
of the gentle yet effective l.ixativeand
diuretic. S;. rap of Fig, i ' a.h antages
are evident; it is easy taken, pleasing to '
tho taste, acceptable to tho stomach,
harmless to tho most delicate system, j
and truly beneficial in effect. For sale j
only by Dowty & Recher. . I
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.si-(i!igr Nebraska State News
Hems, Selected Stories and
J-25"-.-" nuple copier sent free to nny iiilIriwt.3
$1 a year, in Advanct.
M. K. 'LVi:nkk A- Co.,
I'latto Co., Nol.r.
All kinds of Repairing done on
Siiort Xotiee. Huggies, Wag
ons, etc.. made to order,
:uni all work tiuar
anteed. Also sell the world-famous Walter A.
Vcoii Mowers. Reapers, Combin
ed Machines, Harvesters,
and Self-binders the
nTs'i " opposite the Tattersall," on
oii-.e .St.. COLUMBUS. titJ-m
Health is Wealth !
omnia i.iussi i iir-e-X'riioii ol uie onuu,?eii-
iibiM-iir over imlulKence. Each box contain
one motith'rt treatment. 1.(0 u Itoz. or nix txtxert
for $"i.m.M'nt by mail prepaid on receipt of priee.
WE GUARANTEE SIX BOXES
To cure any ciise. ith each ortler received by tw
for wix lMxe, accompanied with 5.1.1XI, we will
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j r,mi t,e money if the treatment doea not etfect
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I Itecher, ilnnj-jistH, noIeiiKuntt. loIuuiunn, Neb.
LAND lor RENT!
We wilt rent for one year, to th hi!lient bid
der, nil of xection thirteen (K) excepting ttiH
W'.ofNW'i- of town enthtceu (ItO north, of
nint;eone ! ueM. Any one dcgirinK to rent
the same will please write to un at
REWARDED r. th-.
who read Huh and then act.
they will find honorable em
ployment that will not titkx
them from their homes and families Th
profits an- larp and cure for every indnetrioo
person, many have made nnd are now making
several hundred dollars a month. It is eay for
my one to make S.1 anil upwards per day. who in
--. illiriLC to work. Kit her sex. jountf or old; capi
tal not need-d: we start jott. KverythinK new.
No sjH-cial ability required; you, render, can d '
it tis well as any one. Write to ns nt once for
full particulars, which wo mail free. Ariibffea
Stinson it Co., Portland, Me. dec'JSy
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Trade b lpj lied by the H. T. ClKK Dura Co.,
Lincoln, Neb. 7marba-ly.
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