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I'lllVATB ' SMITH'S ' BEIl'KS.
HAMUN OA11TMNI ) 1M T1IK AllKKA.
Sunday cotnoa in a western harvest
with such sweet nnd sudden relaxation
to man and bcaat , that it. would l > o lioly
for Hint reason , If for no other. And
Sundays nro usually fulr in harvest
time. Aa ono goes out into the field in
tlio hot morning sunshine , with no sound
abroad save the crickets and tlio inde-
bcribably pleasant , silken rustling of
the ripened gr < ihi , the reaper and the
very sheaves in the stubble secni to bo
resting , draun ing.
Around the house , in the shade of the
trees , the men sit , smoking , dozing , or
rending tlio papers , while the women ,
never resting , niovo about at the house
work. The men cat on Sundays about
the s'lino ns on tlio other days , and
breakfast is no sooner over and out of
the way that dinner begins.
lUitat tlio Smith farm there were no
men timing or reading. Mrs. Smith
was alone with hoi1 three children ,
Mary , nine , Tommy , six , and little Ted ,
ust inst four. Ilor fai'm , rented to u
neighbor , lay tit the head of a coulo or
narrow fjulloy , miulo sit bomo far-olf
post-glacial period by tlio vast and
angry Hoods of water which gullied
thuso tremendous furrows in the level
prairie fui row8 to deep that undis
turbed portions of the original level rose
llko hills on either sklo , rose to quite
The ehiuknnu wakened her as usual
that Subbiith morning from dreams of
absent husband , from whom she had not
heard for weeks. The shadows drifted
over Ilia hills , down the slopes , across
the wheat , and up the opposite wall in
leisurely way , sis 11 , being Sun
day , they eould "take it easy , "
also. The fowls elustorcd about the
liousowifu ns she wont out Into the yard.
Fuzzy little chickens swarmed out from
the coops whore their clucking and per
petually disgruntled mothers tramped
about , petulantly thrusting their heads
through the spaces between the blats.
A cow called in u deep , musical ba s ,
and a calf answered from u little pen
near by , and si pig scurried guiltily out
if the cabbages. Seeing all this , seeing
the pig in the cabbages , the tangle of
grass In tlio garden , tlio broken fetico
which &ho had mended again and again
the little woman barely more than a
girl , sat down and cried. The bright
Sabbath morning was only a mockery
without him !
A few years ago they had bought this
farm , paying part mortgaging the rest
the usual way. Edward Smith was a
man of terrible energy. lie worked
nights and Sundays'as the saying
goes , to clear the farm of its brush and
of its insatiate mortgage. In the midst
of his herculean struggle came the call
for volunteers , and with the grim and
unsellish devotion to his country which
made I aglo brigade able "to whip its
weight in wild cats , " he threw down his
Bcytho and his grub-axo , turned his cat
tle loose and became a , bluo-coatcd cog
In a vast machine for killing men , and
not thistles. While the millionaire sent
his money to England for safe keeping ,
this mini , with his girl wife and ihreo
babies , left them on a mortgaged farm
and went away to fight for an idea. It
was foolish , but it was subliuio for all
that.That was tbrco years before , and the
young wife , sitting on the well-curb on
this bright Sabbatli harvest morning ,
was righteously rebellious. It seemed
to her that sbo had borne her share of
the country's sorrow. Two brothers
had been killed , the renter in whoso
hands her husband had left the farm
had proven the villain , ono year the
farm was without crops , and now the
ovor-ripo grain was waiting the tardy
hand of the neighbor who had rented it ,
and who was cutting his own grain first.
Abouo six weeks before she had re
ceived a letter saying , ' 'We'll bo dis
charged in a little while. " But no other
word had como from him. She had
scon by the papers that his army was
being discharged , and from day to day ,
other soldiers slowly percolated in blue
streams buck into the state and county ,
but still her private did not return.
Each week she had told the children
that ho was coining and bho watched
the road so long that it had become un
conscious. As she stood at the well or
by the kitchen door , nor eyes were fixed
unthinkingly on the road that wound
down the coulo. Nothing wears on the
human soul liko'walting. If the strand
ed mariner , searching the sun-bright
seas , could once give up hope of a
ship , that horrible grinding on tlio brain
would ccaso. It was this waiting , hop
ing , on the edge of .despair , that gave
Emma Smith no rest.
Neighbors said , with kind intentions ,
"llo's sick , maybe , an' can't start north
just yet. IIo'll como along ono o'these
' Why don't ho write ? " was her ques
tion , which silenced them all. This
Sunday morning it seemed to her as if
she couldn't stand it any longer. Tlio
house seemed intolerably lonely. So she
dressed the little ones in their best calico
ice dresses and homo-mado jackets , and
closing up the house , sot oil down the
coulo to old Mother Gray's.
"Old Widder Gray" lived at the
"mouth of the coolly. " She was a widow
woman with a laruo family of stalwart
boys and laughing girls. She was
the visible incarnation of hos
pitality and optimistic poverty. With
western openlieartcdncss she fed every
mouth that asked food of her , and
worked herself to death as cheerfully as
her girls danced in the neighborhood
She waddled down the path to moot
Mrs. Smith with a smile on her face that
would have made the countenance of n
' Oh , you little dears ! Como right to
your granny. Gimme a kiss ! Come
right in Mis' Smith. How are you ,
anyway ? Nice mornin' , aint it ? Como
right in an' sot down. Everything's in a
clutter , but that won't scare you any. "
She led the way Into the "best room , "
a sunny , square room , carpeted with a
faded and patched rag carpet , and pa
pered with a horrible whlto-and-greon-
striped wall paper , whore a few ghastly
ctllglcs of dead members of the family
hung in variously-sized ovnl walnut
frames. The house resounded with
singing , laughter , whistling , tramping
of boots , and scufllings. Half-grown
boys caino to the door and crooked their
lingers at the children , who ran out , and
were BOOH heard in the midst of the fun.
"Don't suppose you'vo heard froir
Ed ? " Mrs. Smith shook her head ,
"IIo'll turn up seine day ; when you ainl
lookin' for 'm. " Tlio good old soul hail
said that so many times that poor Mrs ,
Smith derived no comfort from it anj
"Liz heard from Al the other day ,
He'd comln' homo some day this week ,
Anyhow , they expect him. "
' Did ho say anything of "
"No , ho dla't ' , " Mrs. Gray admitted ,
' But then , it was only a short letter
anyhow. Al ain't much for rltln1 any
how , liut como out and Eoo my now
choose. I toll yen , I don't believe I ovoi
had bettor luck in my life. If Ed shouli
como , I want you should take him up t
piece of tliis cheese. "
It was beyond human nature to resls
the intluencoof tliatnoUy , hearty , lovinj
household , and in the midst of the sing
ing and laughing , the \vifo forgot he ;
mxioty , for the tlmo at least , and
aughcu and sang with the rest.
About 11 o'clock a wagon-
oad moro drove up to the
leer , and Ulll Gray , the wiuow's oldest
on , and Ids whole family from Sand
Lake Coulo , piled out amid a good-
natured uproar , ns characteristic as it
vas ludicrous. Everyone talked at once ,
> xcopt Bill , who sat in the wagon with
iis wrists on Ida knees , a straw in his
nouth , and an amused twfnklo In his
) luo oyos.
"Aint heard nothln' o' Ed , I s'poso ? "
10 asked In a kind of bellow. Mrs.
Smith shook her head , Bill , with n
iollcaoy very striking in such a great
giant , rolled his quid in his mouth , and
"Didn't ' know Jjnt you had. I hear
wo or three of tW1 Sand Luke boys are
comln' . Loft Now Orleencs some time
his week. Didn't write nothln' about
Cd , but no news la good news In such
cases , mother always says. "
"Well , go put out yer team , " said
sirs , Gray , "an' go'n bring mo in some
ators , an' , Sim , you go boo if you e'n
hid s-omo corn , Sadie you put on the
vater to bile. Como now , hustle ycr
loots , all o' yoh. If I feed this ycr
crowd , we've got to have some raw
natorhils. If y' think I'm goin' to feed
oh on pie "
The children went off Into the Holds ,
ho girls put dinner on to "bile , " and
hen wont to change their dresses nnd
Ix their hair. "Somebody might come , "
"Land sakes , I hopenot. . I don't know
where in lime I'd set 'em , 'less tho'd oat
it the second table. " and Mrs. Gray
aughcd in pretended difcinay ,
The two older boys , who had served
lioir time in the army , lay out on the
jrass before the house , and whittled and
.alkcd desultorily about the war and
crops , and planned buying n threshing
nachinc. The older girls and Mrs.
Smith helped enlarge the table and put
on the dishes , talking all the tlmo in
, hat cheery , incoherent and meaningful
way a group of such women have a con
versation to bo taken for its sprit rather
.ban for its letter , though Mrs. Gray at
ast got the car of them all and disserta-
, ed at length on girls.
"Girls in love aint no use in the whole
jlesscd week , " she said. "Sundays
hcy'ro lookin' down the road , oxpoetin'
lo'il come. Sunday afternoons they can't
-hink o' nothln' else , 'caiibo he's here.
Monday mornin's they're sleepy and
iinil o' dreamy and sllmsy , and good f'r
lothin' on Tucbday and Wedno.-day.
.Thursday they git absent minded an'
jcgin to lookof ! towards Sun-
lay agin an' inopo aroun' ' and
, ot Iho dishwater git cold , right under
their noses. Friday they break dishes ,
and go off in ttio best loom an'snivel ,
ind look out o' the winder. Saturdays
; hey have queer spurts o' workin' like
' an' o' fri/.zin' their
ill p'sesed ! , spurts /
iiair. An' Sunday they begin it all over
Tlio girls giggled and blushed all
through this tirade from their mother ,
Lholr broad faces and powerful frames
anything but biigcrcstlvo of lackadaisical
sentiment. Hut Mrs. Smith said :
"Now , Mrs. Gray , I hadn't ought to
stay to dinner. You'vo got "
"Now you sot right down ! If any ot
them girls' beans femes , they'll have to
tiiko what's left , that's all. They ain't '
s'spobcd to have much appetite , nohow.
No , you're goin' to stay if they starve ,
an' they ain't no danger o' that. "
At 1 o'clock the long table was piled
with boiled potatoes , cords of boiled
corn on the cob , squash and pannikin
pics , hot biscuit , swcot pickles , bread
and butter , and honey. Then ono of the
girls took down a conch shell from a nail ,
and going to the door blew a lonir , line ,
frco blast , that showed there was no
weakness of lungs in her ample chest.
Then the children caino out of the for-
ostof corn , out of thourcok , < out of the
loft of the barn , ana out of the garden.
The men shut up their jack-knives , and
surrounded the horse-trough to souse
their faces in the cold , hard water and
in a few moments the table was filled
with a merry crowd , and a row of wist
ful-eyed youngsters circled the kitchen
wall , where they stood first on ono leg
and then on the other , in impatient hun
ger."They como to their feed f'r all the
world jest llko pigs when y' holler
'poo eel' .Seo 'om scootP'laughed Mrs.
Gray , every wrinkle on her face shining
with delight. "Now pitch in , Mrs.
Smith , " she said , prcbidmg over the ta
blo. "Vou know these mon critters.
They'll cat every grain of it of yoh glvo
'em a chance. I swan , they're made o'
India rubber , their stomachs is , I know
"Haf to cat to work , " said Bill , gnaw
ing a cob with a swift , circular motion
that rivalled the coru-bhollor in its re
"Moro like workin' " in
to oat , put ono
of the girls , with a giggle. "More eat
'n work with you. "
"You needn't say anything , Net. Any
one that'll cut so.ven ears "
"I didn't , no such thing. You piled
your cobs on my plate. "
"That'll do to toll , Ed Varnoy. It
won't go down here , where wo know
"Good land ! Eat all yoh want ! Thoy's
plenty moro in the flel s , but I can't af
ford to glvo you young 'uns tea. The
tea is for us women-folks , and 'specially
f'rMib' Smith an1 Bill's wifo. We're
agoin' to toll fortunes by it. "
Ono by ono the mon filled up and
shoved back , and ono by ono the chil
dren slipped into their places , and by 2
o'clock ' the women alone remained
around the dobris-covorod table , sipping
their tea and tolling fortunes.
As they got well down to the grounds
in the cup , they shook them with a cir
cular motion in the hand , and then
turned them bottom-sido-up quickly in
the saucer , then twirled them three or
four times onb way , and three or four
times the other , during a breathless
pause. Then Mrs. Gray lifted the cup ,
and , gazing into it with a profound grav
ity , pronounced the Impending fate :
Itinust bo admitted that to a critical
observer she had abundant preparation
for hitting'tho mark ; as when she told
the girls that "somebody was coming. "
"It Is a man"sho went on gravely. "Ho
is cross-eyed "
"O , you hush ! "
"IIo has red hair and is death on bilcd
corn and hot biscuit. "
The others shrieked with delight.
"But ho's goin1 to got the mlttou , that
red-headed feller Is , for I see a felloi
comin' up behind him. "
O , lemmobeo , lornmo see , " cried Net
"Keep off , " said the priestess , with a
lofty gesture. "Ills hair Is black. Ho
don't cat EO muchand ho works more. "
The girls exploded in a shriek ol
laughter and pounded their sister on the
At last came Mrs. Smith's turn and
she was trembling with excitement as
Mrs. Gray again composed her jolly face
to what she considered a proper sol
emnity of expression.
"Somebody is coming to you , " she
said , after a long pause. "IIo's got n
musket on his back. Ho'a a soldier ,
ho's almost hero. See ? "
She pointed nt two little tea stems
which formed a faint suggestion of i
man with a musket on his back. lit
had climbed nearly to the edge of the
cup. Mrs. Smith grow pale wltli excite
inent. She trembled so she could hardlj
hold the cup in her hand as she gazet
"It's Ed , " cried the old woman. "Ho'
ou the way homo , Ilcavcn un' ourth
Tlioro ho Is now ! Slio turned and
waved her hand lout toward the road.
1'lioy rushed to' tlio door , and looked
whore she pointed.
A man in a blua cent , with n musket
on his back , was tolling slowly up the
dll , on the sua-bright , dusty road ,
oiling slowly , with bent head half hid-
leu by a heavy iuiapsack. So tired it
seemed that walking was Indeed a pro
cess of falling. So eager to get homo ho
voiild not stop , would not look asidebut
ilodded on , amid the cries of the locusts ,
ho welcome of Iho crickets , and the
rustle of the yellow wheat. Getting
> aek to God's country , and his wife and
Laughing , crying , trying to call him
ind the children at the same tlmo , the
Ittlo wife , almost hysterical , snatched
icr hat and ran out into the yard. Hut
Jio soldier had disappeared over the
till into the hollow beyond , and. by the
line she had found the children , ho was
00 far away for her voice to reach him.
And besides , she was not sure it wat her
lusbaml , fur lie had not turned his head
it their shouts. This seemed &o strange.
Why didn't ho stop to rest at his
ild neighbor's house ? Tortured by
tope and doubt she hurried up the coulo
is fast as bho could push tlio baby-
riigon , the blue-coated figure just ahead
mailing steadily , silently forward up the
When the excited , panting little
group caino In sight of the gatu they
, aw tlio blue-coated figure standing ,
caning upon the rough rail fetico , his
chin resting on his palms , gazing at the
empty houbO. His knapsack , can teen ,
jlankets and musket lay upon the dusty
grass at his feet
lie was like a man lost in a dream.
"Us wide , hungry eyes devoured the
bcone. The rough lawn , the little un-
minted house , Iho field of clear yellow
vheat behind it , down across which
streamed the sun , now almost ready to
oiii-h the high hill to the west'tlio
crickets crying merrily , a cat on the
enco near by , dreaming , unmindful of
the soldier in bluo.
How peaceful it all was. My God !
[ low far removed from all camps , hos-
) itals , battle-linos. A little cabin in a
Wisconsin coulc , but it was majestic in
Is peace. How did ho over leave it for
, lioso years of tramping , thirsting , kill-
n g ?
Ti-embliifg , weak with emotion , hr
eyes on the bilent figure , Mis. Smith
lurried up to the fence. Her feet made
10 noi'O in tlio dust and grass , and tl'oy
were close upon them before ho know o'f
hem. Tlio oldest boy ran a little ahead.
Lie will never forgot that figure , that
iice. It will always lomaln an epicthat
return of the private. IIo fixed his OVCB
n the pale face , covered with a ragged.
"Who are you , sir ? " asked the wife ,
or rather , started to ask , for ho turned , '
btuod a moment , and then cried :
"Emma ! "
"Edward ! "
The children stood in a curious row to
bee their mother kiss this bearded ,
btrango man , the oldest girl sobbing
sympathetically with her mother. Ill
ness had left tlio soldier partly deaf , and
this added to the strangeness of his
But the boy of nix years stood away ,
oven after the girl had rccogni/.cd her
iiithor and kis.--ed him. Tlio man turned
then to the baby , and said in a curiously
unpatcrnal tone :
"Como hero , my little man , don't you
know mo ? " But the baby backed away
under tlio fence and stood peering at
"My little man ! " What meaning in
those words ! Tills baby seemed like
seine other woman's child , and jiot the
infant ho had loft in his wife's arms.
The war had como between him and his
aby ho was only "a strange man , with
big eyes , drowsed in blue , with mother
hanging to ita arim , and talking in a
loud voice. ' *
"And this is Tom , " ho said , drawing
the oldest boy to him. "IIo'll como and
too me. Ho Knows his poor old pup
when ho comes homo from the war. "
The mother heard tlio pain and. reproach -
preach in his voice , and hastened to
"You'vo changed so , Ed. Ho can't
know yeh. Tliis is papa , Teddy , como
and kiss him Tom and Mary do. Come ,
won't you ? " But Teddy still peered
through the fence with solemn eyes ,
well out of roach. IIo resembled a half-
wild kitten that hesitates , studying tlio
ton os of ono's voico.
' I'll fix him , " said the soldier , nnd sat
down to undo his knapsack , out of which
ho drew three enormous and very red
apples. After giving ono to each of tlio
older children , ho said :
"Now I guess ho'll como. Eh , my
little man ? Now come and see your
Teddy cront slowly under the foncoas-
ifatcd by the over-zealous Tommy , and
a moment later -vas kicking and squallIng -
Ing in his father's arms. Then they
entered the housointo the sitting-room ,
poor , bare , art-forsaken little room , too ,
with its rag carpet , its square clockand
its two or tlirco chromes from Harper's
Weekly pinned about.
"Emma , I'm all tired out , " said Private -
vato Smith , as ho Hung himself down on
the carpel as ho used to do , while his
wife brought a pillow to put under his
head , ana the children stood about ,
munching their apples.
"Tommy , you run and got mo a pan of
chips , and Mary you get the tea-kotllo
on , and I'll go and make seine biscuit. "
And the soldier talked. Question
after question ho poured forth about the
crops , the cattle , the renter , the neigh
bors. Ho slipped his heavy government
brogan shoos OH" his poortircd , blistered
feet , and lay out with utter , sweet , re
laxation , lie was a frco man again , no
longer a soldier under command. At
supper ho stopped once , listened nnd
smiled. "That's old Spot. I know her
voico. I s'poso that's her calf
out there in the pen. I
can't milk her tonight , though , I'm
too tired ; but I toll you , I'd llko a drink
o' her milk. What's become of old
Rove ? "
"IIo died lost winter. Poisoned , I
guess. " Thoro'was a moment of sadness
for them all. It'was some time before
the husband spoke again , in a voice that
trembled a littlo.
"Poor old fellur ! Uo'd a known mo
half a milo away. I expected him to
como down the hill to jneot mo. It 'ud '
a' boon moro llko coailn' homo If I could
a' s con him comin' down the road an
wnggln' his tall , an' ' laughiu' that way
ho has. I tell yoh , it kin' o' took hold
o' mo to see the. blinds down , an' the
hoiuo shut up. "
"Hut yoh sec , ' yro wo expected you'd
write again 'formyou started. And then
\vo thought wcftl see you If you did
como"she hastened to explain. .
"Well , I aint worth a cent on wiltin' .
Boildcs , It's just as well yeh didn't know
when I was comln1. I tell yoh , It sounds
good to hear them chickens out there ,
an' turkeys , an' the crickets. Do you
know , they don't have just the same kind
o' crickets down south. Who's bam
hired t' help cut yor grain ? "
"Tho Ramsey boys. "
"Looks like a good cropbut I'm afraid
1 won't do much gottin' it cut. This
cussed fever an' ague has got mo down
pretty low. I don't know when I'll get
red of it. I'll bet I've took twcnty-llvo
pounds of quinine , if I've tnkon a bit.
Gimino another biscuit. I toll yoh , thny
taste good , Emma. 1 aint had anything
llko it say , If you'd V heard mo brag-
gin' to th1 boys about your buttci'n bis
cuits , I'll hot your cars 'ud 'a' burnt. "
The private's wife colored with picas-
What -Are Misfits ?
They nro oustom-mado clothing of merchant tailors , loft , on tholr hands for ono reason or another. Thosowobny in largo or sanll quan
tities for ready cash , For oxaraplo , a suit of olotbo3 costing originally $ 10 , wo can , according to style and quality , sail for
$15 or $20. Just think of it , a saving of over 50 per coat , ono half of the original cost , -.I
Many of them of the Latest Designs , from the Best . Tailoring ; Estab
lishments Throughout the Country.
ALL ALTERATIONS DONE FREE OF CHARGE TO INSURE A PERFECT FIT.
SEJEi WHAT YOU OA.N SAVE ! .
S U1TS. FALL AND WINTER OVERCOATS ,
$70 nistoin in.itlo Milt for $ : t2.50 Si5 ( CMistom inailo overcoat for.
$ ( ! ( ) rustoni ninilo suit Tor Sil.OI : ) ) $ ( ! 0 ciisioni iiuulo oteri'uat for.
$ > * n * > cusldiii inailo t-iilt for $ 27.50 $50 cuMoni iiuulo ciTO.it for.
$50 ciislom iiiatlo Milt fur $ -5.00 $15 custom imulo ovcrco.it for.
$ 15 custom inailo Mill for $20.01) ) $10 I'lislom iiuulo overcoat fur.
$10 custom ninilo still for $18.50 $ ! ! 5 ciistdin imiilc tuprcoat for.
& nibtom iniido Milt for $15.01) ) $28 custom iiuulo overcoat for.
FULL DRESS SUITS FOR SALE OR HIRE
Open evenings until. 9 o'clock. Saturday evenings until 10 o'clock.
1309 Faraam Street Omaha , Neb. 1309
IN THE WORLD.
AKE MADE BY TUB
Woonsooket & Rhode Island Rubber Go
And wo arc their western agents and always curry a larKO stock.
Sewed Slioe Go
1204 and 1206 Harney Street
urc. "Oh , you're always a brnggln'
about your things. Everybody makes
good butter. "
"Yes , old Indy Snydcr , for Instance. "
"Oh , well , hho aint to bo mentioned.
She's Dutch. "
"Or old Mis'Snivelj * . Ono more cup
o' tea , Jl.ti-y. Thut'b my pirl ! I'm ffel-
inp bettot1 already. I just b'liovo the
luattor with mo isI'm starved. ' '
Tliis was a dulicious hour , ono lonjr to
bo rcinemboi'cd. They wore lilco lovers
a 'idii. IJut tlioh1 tondoniess , liku that
of a tynlcul American , found ultorunco
in tones , rnthoi * than in words. Ho was
praising her when praising her
biscuit , ana she know it. They
grew soberer when ho showed whom
lie had been struck , ono ball burning
the back of his hand , ono cutting away
a lock of hair from his tornlo ] ) , and ono
passing through the calf of his log. The
wife shuddered to think how near she
had como to being a feoldior's widow.
Tier waiting no longer scorned hard.
Tills swcot , glorious hour effaced it all.
Then they rose , and all went out into
the garden and down to the barn. IIo
stood bcsido her while she milked old
Spot. They began to plan Holds and
crops for next year. Iloro was the epic
figure which Whitman has in mind , and
which ho calls the ' ' 00111111011 American
soldier. " With tlio livery of war on his
limbs , this man was facing his future ,
his thoughts holding no scent of battlo.
( Jloan , clear-headed , in fepito of physical
weakness , Edward Smith , private ,
turned future-ward with a sublime cour-
ago.His farm was mortgaged , a rascally
renter had run away with his machin
ery , "dopartinpr between two days , " his
children needed clothing , the years were
coming upon him , ho was blck and ema
ciated , but liis heroic boul did not quail.
With tlio same courage with which ho
faced Ills southern march , ho entered
upon a still more hazardous future.
Oil , that mystic hour ! The pale man
with big eyes standing there by tlio well ,
with his young wife by his Bide. Tlio
vast moon swinging above the eastern
peaks , the cattle winding down the pas
ture slopes tlio jangling bollstho crickets
singing , the stars blooming out bwoot ,
and faiymd soronotho katy-dids rhythm
ically calling , tlio little turkeys crying
querulously , as they settled to roost In
the poplar tree near the open gato. The
voices ut the well drop lower , the little
ones ncstlo in tholr father's arms at last ,
and Teddy falls asleep thoro.
Tlio common boldloroC the American
volunteer army hud returned. His war
with the south was over , and his war ,
his daily running fight with nature and
against the Injustice of his fellow-men
was begun again. In the dusk of that
far-oil valley his figure loojns vast , his
personal peculiarities fade away , ho
rises into a magnificent type.
IIo is a gray-haired man of faixty now ,
and on the brown hair of his wife the
wliito is also showing. They are light
ing a hopeless battle , and must light
until God gives thin afurlougho.
Vosltlvoly cured by
' those I.ittlo I'ills.
Tlicy also relieve Dis
tress from Dyspepsia , In-
dlfetstlon and Too Hearty i
Katlng. A perfect rem
edy ( or Dizziness , Nausea ,
Drowsiness , Hail Taste
In the Mouth , Coated
Tonpic , I'nln In the Kldc ,
the Bowels , I'urcly Vegetable ,
SMALL PILL SMALL DOSE. SMALL PRICE ,
THE STANDARD COCOA OP THE WOULD.
OF COCOAS" " ROYAL COCOA FACTORY. "
ings arc but men , but all men are not kings. Therefore ,
m the Xing of Holland says , as he did by deed of August
Ii2 , 1889 , that he is greatly pleased with
"BEST & GOES FARTHEST/1
and , entirely unsolicited , grants the manufacturers the sole ! ;
right of styling their works the Royal Cocoa Factory , a significance - ;
nificance attaches to the act which would not were he
not "every inch a king. " 53 | ;
NO GUR.EX ! NtO
1316 Douglas Street , Omaha , Neb.
. . .
cure , Coii9UlUtloufreu. , Book , ( Mralorlo * of Ufu ) ont frou. Olilcoliourn 9a.ui. tyt p.
. . .
n. 111. to 12 ui.
OMAHA STOVE REPAIR WORKS
Steve repairs of ull dusTlptlnus for cook anil liu.itlns ntovoi , family and luitol ranges , Wats *
"ROBERT UHLIG , Proprietor
Telephone 96O C. M. EATON , Mnnagor.
TRADE MARK J fln. T TRADE MARK
inn euro tor Sum-
Innl Wenkneii ,
S per tnnterrlioea.
all dlienioa Hint
follow ai a BO.
quenco of Holt-
aliuio , Hjlo'sof
BIFQRITAIIIHQ. ! STa ' AFTIR TAKINO.
I'aln In the llnck , Dimness of Vision , I'rematur * Old
AKO , anitmany othordlsDnnci ttint lend to It nlt7
or coniumptlon nnd a prorontura urnvo.
r"Kull parllculiirilnourparaiulut | , hloh we He-
lira to leml free by mull to every ono tlTTlio ripe-
clBo Medicine li Bold nl II I'or ' packnuo , or nix pnck-
nscJ for IS , or will bo ncnt free by mull on receipt of
the money , bj nildrenlaz
THE GOODMAN DIIUG CO. ,
1110 FAHNAJI STUKKT , OMAHA , Nun.
On account of counterfeit * wo liuve udopUd th
rellow wrnpp < ! r ( tlio only ucuulnc ,
A POSITIVE ni ! permanent CD RE lor all
dlseziMotlhe URINARY ORGANS. Cures
Hhereotherlicatmentlalli.FulTdirectiont with each
bottle. Price , one dollar , See tlgnalurool E. U
sr/uiu For Sale By All Drugylota.
Charming Winter Resort in the Highlands.
Hu nlsvillc ilolcl.Substantl.il.Elcilant.Xcw . . .
UVUO.N I' , UUNIbUN ,
W. S. ROBINSON'
Clicinlsl niul Assujur.
rurmorly IiiClicmlciil laboratory of tlio Union
I'aolllo JJnllwuy C'oiniutiy |
pecinl Attention Given to Oreo ,
Waters and Oils.
iii2Dodge St. , Om aha , Neb
H If * % * Tf"ff i 3f * . BJHfc D"1 D * V *
IIEIIIMI 1 HI ) Ihrouih II.
vyiftS- to CJ U3.-t.iut > > u.ii KIW
l JU' VrtircTRIC BUT AHD SUSPtllHRT
i < - iVTaBolKf , klxle r r Ibliif < ICoii >
roic. Cur.ol ( Ir.irillio lUlVnnt , llrlnf > r tlr , lilld , KocUi.
l.r , l.inll < v lurrrnll of rirrlrlellr Ihrouth ill WI1K
l'AKT8 , r , itorllif Ibtni to IIKiLTH l t t K.IIKOI H k'KKMJnl
fclrrlrle ( tirrtitl Kll l.ilaillor w forfeit 4&UIIO lu , uli.
IIKL1 nd Hu.p irr ) Con pill. * ft * ii > l up. Uonl caefr
nfci.flll * I .rpl In Inrc. luaLtt , . hrkUq rtrurlilit Kr .
" * I DEW J.LEOTRICCO. . leaUb.luJt. , CHICA1D.IU.
Old MOM.Vottk M clillo iiKOfl nicii , Promiv
tur. . lyolil VOUIIK .Muu , brlnir bauk hprlnuy
McD , uril ( ! > t t'y , nlroiijtli , iiuitilllnti anil ( To *
nlioiiy use D ( N 'ivn lioiuiH , Th'-y I'orreo *
yoiiih'Hi'rrorH. cine all nurvu ti'iu < k'H , $1 tor
MX boM-itf. NITVK Moan I'd. , HuiTilo , N. Y *
Buly liy ( Jooiliniyi IlriiR Co , 1119 I'uiiiiuii Ht.
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