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Thorc'ti ilrosM an' bom (o Imy f'r Jane,
A imlr o' imiilM f'r John,
A iiU outfit f'r IiiiHtiT Hill,
Ah' winliT'8 I'oiniii' on.
lint tmliy Nun, the Miiy-nt-homo,
.lis IiiiikIim, an' never known
Th.it nl) on I'Hi ili nlie liuu to wear
Is ulu niudt'-ovef clothes.
There's hooks to buy f'r them nt school-
It null. I'm ii pore mini siek
To hinr 'em holler "Jollify"
An' "incut ill 'rithmetje.'1
IJul, lliu'iikllie Lord! the ntny-u't-hoinc
Is not ho mini to pleuxe; 4
JiH fits the fuin'ly nliiiimuc 4
An' reads it on her knees. ..
An' writin hooks mi drnwin' hooks
They never seem to think
How iiiiuli It coals to Imy sich truck,
An' pencils, pens, iin' ink.
J'.iit little N tin1 stiiy-nt-homc,'
She knows her iluddy's pore;
J's (,'ils n 1'linmnil pen nil' writes
Her lesson on the Door.
There's hoots to buy f'r Duster Hill,
An' boots to Iiiij-' f'r John,
An' shoes f'r Jane tin' run mi' I,
Till u!l my money's cone.
Ho .Van. tile last, the stiiy-Ht-lioniP,
Is left to do without;
Jis wears her lioiiie-niiule moccasins.
An' crows, iin' crawls about.
Tears like that all 1 rixke an' scrape
Won't hardly satisfy
The press'n' needs o' Hill an' John
An' June nu' lua an' I.
Hut baby Nun, the stay-at-home,
.. Is full o' sweet content;
Jis cuddles up In daddy's arms
An' never wants a cent.
THE MIDDY'S CAPTIVE
ilo any good; you had
better report the
mailer to Captain
, Wilson nt. once," wild
I (lie niivlKatlni; lleu
teiiiint of her majes
ty's slili) Trliiiimli,
its lie ga.ed (jnlzzliij;
ly down at tho cliub-
ti in ii who slood In
such comical dismay
lu foiv his superior olliecr. "Coino with
nu; I'm (IoIiir to his stnteroom now,"
the speaker milled, not unkindly, us lie
noted the lad's evident distress.
"I'm not blubbering, ami I .don't care
If he does stop my leave!" Indignantly
responded the .youngster, drawing him
self up to his full height.
"What Is It, StuartV" Inquired the
captain, as the twain entered Ids cabin.
"I merely wish to say that we nre
ready to get under way whenever you
please, sir; but Iiobson has n report to
make," said the lieutenant.
"Not seasick yet, I hope?" ejaculated
Cnl.iln l'IL.,n I I ... 1 1 l'VVll . I'm
"I'lease, sir, It's the 'First Lord;' lie's
lioltcd! He ran off while we were ship
ping the soft tack I mean the bread!"
incoherently stammered Hobson.
"The 'I'irst Lord' bolted with the soft
lurk!" evi'blllned Wilson In astonish
ment. "What does be mean, Stuart?
Who's the 'First Lord?' Is the boy n
Meiilemnit Sluart bad perforce to ex
plain Hint the "inlet, being In charge of
a boat sent ashore tof ship provisions,
bad lost on.) of his men an able
bodied seaman answering to the name
uf West, but who was, by reason of bis
superior bearing, nicknamed by bis
oonipiuiloiis "the First Lord of the Ad
mlrally." ('hurley Itobson meekly endured the
reproaches of his commander, who was
n stern martinet, ami made no allow
ance for youthful Inexperience. "Hut
at any rule," mused the young fellow,
when be was nt length dismissed, "lie
said nothing about stopping my fur
lough." And then his volatile spirits
threw olT the recent discomfiture as
only youth knows bow to, while his
thoughts wandered far away to that
pleasant country home In Surrey, with
till Its attendant attractions, from
which he had been separated for one
long year. And If among the dream
faces conjured up there was one whloli
oellpsed all others, the fact should not
I'll use undue surprise.
The usual steps taken to secure the
arrest of the deserter were of no avail.
Ills description was circulated by the
police throughout the country, and all
the majesty of the law Invoked to cap
ture the runaway, but the man disap
peared as completely as If the earth
laid opened and swallowed him up. lie
was of a strangely reserved nature,
mixed but little with bis companions,
mill bad evidently once occupied a far
superior station In life.
There was one person, however, who
did not forget the runaway. Hobson
id'teii In Imagination ran the scoundrel
Little did Charley Hobson Imagine as
nt the commencement of his long-deferred
leave tie lounged In a llrst-class
smoker on his way to (JulMford how
mum, or under what strange elrcum
tftaniTS he would meet the villain of bis
"And you have come home; Alice
will be able to resume her Interrupted
country walks," said the mother of the
youthful sailor next morning. "Hut of
course." added she, addressing the
girl, "("..arley has not beard of your
latest admirer. 1 don't know whether
the girl's nerves are out of order," con
tinued Mrs. Hobson, "but she declares
that a strange man has been following
lior about during the lust few weeks al
though no one else has ever caught a
glimpse of blni."
"I shan't be afraid of any loafers
while Charley Is with me," responded
the maiden. "In proof of which, be
fdiall convoy me for a walk uow." And
Alice Westerns buoyantly danced off
to array herself for the proposed Jaunt.
The eyes of mother and sou followed
the girl with a wistful ook as she
quitted the room. . ........
"I suppose nothing hns been heard of
him?" queried the latter.
"No! Your father thinks there never,
will be. Doubtless Sir Richard died
a broad, believing to the. end that ho
was a murderer."
"And Allle Is still Ignorant of her
father's sad' history?" queried the lad.
"i'es. We have decided not to say
anything to her until she Is of tige, un
less some contingency should arise,
such as your, obtaining a Bublleuten
uiiry, and being of the same mind as
you are now." ,
Itobson colored at the hint delicately
conveyed' by his mother, and go well
understood by himself. To see their I
only son mated to their ward was the
dearest wish of Admiral and Mrs. Rob'
son,"'jy7'tfliy hud the good sense to re
strain the Impetuosity of the youthful
couple until both arrived at years of
With thfe course of true love running
thus smoothly, and the crlsp, frozen
ground under their feet, tho twuln
started 11)1011 their ramble. 1
With buoyant steps they breasted the
"Hog's Haek," from which favorite
vantage ground a splendid view of the
surrounding country could bo obtained.
"Yes, (here's the dear old Towers,"
said Allk1, "where I should bo living
uow If the pater had uot died."
You've found another home," whis
pered Charley, "and other parents."
I know that, dear," responded the
girl. "Hut you cannot Imagine what It
feels like to have one's birthplace givou
over to ruin ami decay, and to know
one hasn't a single living relative. Only
to think I cannot even visit my father's
grave, because he died in some far
away outlandish place!" Then, with
returning vivacity, she added; "Don't
you remember that day in your school
holidays when we walked over there
and rambled through the disused
rooms? How we thought there was n
ghost 111 the hall, and ran nil the three
miles back home .without once stop
I should Just think I did," said the
young ollleer. "You caught a chill
through being overheated, and the gov
ernor said he would make n tailor of
me for being such an Idiot."
"You wouldn't ho i afraid now?
queried the girl.
"No fear!" laughed her companion,
"Life on a man-of-war soon knocks all
the fear of spooks out of a man."
"Let us pay another visit, then!"
A sharp walk soon brought the twain
to tlu! rusty lodge-gates of Wosterue
-"How dreary It looks!" said the girl,
"I wonder If that scullery window Is
Charley tried, and to his surprise the
sash slipped up without dltllculty. "It's
a case of gentlemen lirst this time,
said he, stepping through the aperture.
Come along, tomboy. If you're not
careful you 11 tear your dress. The
window's uo bigger than the lubber
hole of n brig."
The casement being negotiated In
safety, together they wandered through
the cobweb-festooned rooms of the once
palatial residence. Ascending to a sec
ond story, Hobson carelessly threw
open a door of a room which faced the
landing. Here an unexpected sight met
their gaze. Sitting before a wood lire
was an elderly man, contemplating the
Humes with a ruminant air. At the
sound they made he turned his face to
ward tlmm tuul started In alarm.
J lie next moment the youth was
across tlu room and grappling with the
stranger. "You villain!" he panted,
"I've got you at last! Run, Allle, bring
some one quickly! I can't hold him
long; say he's a deserter from the
The trembling limbs of the girl failed
to carry out his behests as she stood
fascinated, watching the unequal strug
gle, which was speedily ended. Youth
and agility were no match for the sail
er's sinewy arms, and In a short time
Itobson was Ignomlnlously pinned
against the wall.
With lowering brows and eyes, which
boded uo good to his captive, West
stood staring at the lad as If undecided
what to do with hint. Then, catching
sight of the pale face of Alice, who was
petrified with horror upon recognizing
In her companion's antagonist the mail
who had so persistently dogged her
fciptsteps of late, bis own features as
sumed a softer expression, and he mut
tered: "It Is kismet!"
. After a pause of breathless silence
the ex-sailor, addressing bis captive,
said; "You are not so muscular as was
your father hi his youth, young fellow.
The Charley Hobson that 1 knew would
never have allowed au old man to get
the better of him; but let that pass and
come to the crux of the matter. You
want to arrest me for deserting from
the navy. Very well, you shall-, If you
still wish to after hearlug what I have
Iteleaslng tho grip upon his would
be captor, the elder man, In a strange
ly cultured voice, addressed his audi
tors, "Years ago," said he, "I was known
and respected I,-, this neighborhood, a
man of substance, and a member of the
diplomatic corps. Unfortunately, In
my otlii'ial capacity, 1 became em
broiled In a quarrel with n political op
ponent, and, as was more common even
llfteen years ago, the result was I had
no alternative betweeu Uglf lug a duel
or being dishonored.
"Not to make a long story, my ad
versary and our seconds journeyed to
Guildford with mo late one night, In
tending to setle our differences at day
break, 011 the following morning. With
the courtesy that such affairs demand
ed, I offered the whole party hospital
ity for the ulght.
"From the moment my head touched
the pillow until I was awakened the
next morning my mind was an entire
blank, but Judue of my horror when,
essaying to rise, I found the bedclothes
dabbled with blood, and at the foot of
my couch a gory hunting knife belong
ing to myself. Simultaneous with my
horrible discovery the servant found ,
the man I was to have fought lying
foully murdered. ' !
"Although conscious of my Innocence, 1
1 dared npt face the Inquiry which was
"How do you explain the saying
(hat two are company and three are
none?" asked the inane visitor.
"I guess," said Tommy, "that there
wasn't enough to eat." Indianapolis
A Strong Man's Secret
The strongest man on earth
sure to follows as who would believe ,ecret of bill wonderful power is lie
my own theory of. .the-matter, which digestion. Hostetter'a btoniach lli
was simply that I committed the terrl
hie act iii tnysleep, us from childhood
I had been subject to attacks of som
nambulism. Hastily caressing my In
fant dnugltter, the, only pledge left me
by my departed wife, I left the house1
makes digestion easy, and cures all com
plaints arising from a weak stomach, such
us indigestion, biliousness, liver and kid
ney ailments. As a tonic it is marvelous
Everybody needs it at this time of the
The windows of Persian houses, as a
like 11 felon and tied the country, und It" rule, are not visible from the street.
was hunger for a glimpse of my deurl
child's face that juis worked my undo
ing, ftly faithful sooretnry connived at
my escape, and subsequently sent me
the news of the charge of U10 willful
murder against Sir Richard Westerne.
Yes. You will be able to deliver up to
Justice a more Important person than
tho desei'ter "West; My devoted retainer. I
There was a young man from Lenore,
Who boldlv went off to the wur;
The "beef1 made him sick,
He recovered quite quick
By the prompt use of old Jesse Moore.
Butter and bacon are declared by a
medical writer to be the most liuiish-
ing of all foods.
Htifton,' who 'assisted" file at such great K.iT " "lV"?ii n; V i"s'0V "fffl
, ,, l . , , .... iis cv) up wio urfc iKiiiBiiy w u mr tueir
risks to, himself, Is not here to help me 'children during the teething period.
"'Hp wasn'ldjlain. Sir Richard!" cried f Crk, ' 800 feet in the ocean,
Kobsou, Ju wild excitement.. "It was "ot 1169 BUU0U,lt oI tl,e P'suie
ho himself who killed Lord Marcus .tlie water'
and artfully foisted the blame upon you to Cure a Cold in One Day
In order that you should not discover , Take Laxative Ilromo Quinine Tablets.
his defalcations. My. father possesses
I A II ,1-,, ,...('.,.,, I ... ir It fuila rr
his dylny eonfesslon to thut effect."
The sudden revulsion of feeling was
almost too muck for the baronet. Tot
tering to the nearest chair,, he burled
his face In his toil-worq hands. Silence
reigned In the room for a few Intense
monieiits. . Then Sir-Richard, feeling
a gentle hand upou his shoulder, looked
up Into a sweet but still scared face and
two half-frightened gray eyes.
Daddy, dear," Charley heard a trem
ulous volca murmur softly as he stole
froli) the room.
Powerful friends nt the admiralty
soon glossed over the delinquencies of
tho seamaU AVest, nud Sir Richard
Westerne once more nssumed his prop
er rank and station. As time wore 011,
and the vividness of his past misery
faded, he could even nfford to Joke
about the matter; nud sometimes, upon
the rare occasions that he saw a certain
young ollleer, would, much to the
amusement of his daughter, simulate
extreme terror and cry In affected dis
may; "He has come for me at Inst!"
When some few years later a very ex
cited youth, with a golden circlet upon
the arm of his new uniform coat, burst
unceremoniously Into the room, he was
greeted by the same old Joke, and In re
sponse blushlngiy replied: "I'll let you
off this time If you will give me Alice
as a hostage." And as the girl Beemed
to be a willing sacrifice, Sir Richard
gave them his blessing.'
; It is supposed that the average depth
of sand in the deserts of Africa is from
80 to 40 feet.
The Natural Cure
Do you have pain in the stomach after eatmd?
Do you have a yellow tongue? Wind on the stom
ach? Constipation? These thinrjs arise from
Indigestion a.nd Dyspepsia.
f ! W a A. ! a AnAMt .An t,tAelt,A fl,,4 am
iy Trerments" secreted by certain ' djands. When
c- the secretion becomes insufficient, Indidestion
results. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People
cause these glands to resume their normal
action and good digestion follows.
Artificial ferments (of which most so-called
Dyspepsia cures are composed) may dive tem
porary relief, but Dr-Wiiiiama' PmK Pills for
pale People afford a permanent cure.
tTe Permanently Cured. Nofltflornervousnes
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The most wonderful vegetable in the
world is the truffle; it has neither
roots, stems, leaven, flowers nor seeds.
Poor attention otten ennaes Irrraiilnrlty of the henrt't action.
This Irregularity may be mUt-nken for reul, ornaiilo beurt
dlHauae. A case In point: Mm. Kllen CulHom, Newpolnt, lud.,
bad suffered for four yours with utoumch trouble. The franca
f enemted by thelndlfrestlun pranHt-don the heart, and caused au
rrexulartty of lm action. Mbe bud much pnln In her atuuiucri
and heart, und wum nuMeot to Ircuueut and aevere chokliur upellR
which were moat severe nt night. Doctors were tried In vain; the 1
patient became worse, despoudent, and reared 1 in pending death.
SUie noticed that In Intervals In which her atomach did not
BT.oy her, her heart's action became normal. Reasoning;
correctly that her digestion was uloce nt fault she procured
the proper medicine to treat thut troume und with Immedluts '
Kood results. Her appetite came back, the choking spells 1
becume leas frequent und Anally ceased. Her weight, whlcb
had been greatly reduoed, was restored and she uow weighs '
more thun for years.
That others may know the means of cure we give the name
of the medicine used Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People.
. These pills contain all the elements necessary to give new .
life ana rlchueu to the blood und restore shuttered nerves. '
yew Era, Orttnburg, Jrnl,
Sold by til druggist or sent postp&id by the
Dr. Williams Medicine Co., Schenectady, N.V.. Price
5oner box. h hows $25 A diet book .ent FRf F
1 , -I ' : -
THE YOUNGEST DEPOSITOR.
Flnieii-Halred Girl to 'Whom Someone
la Always Kind,
Once every month', In the long line of
men and women that forms In front of
the teller's indow 'on "open day" nt
the I'tilon I time Sitvlnirs-Hiiuk, a llnxen
bend iienrs nt the Height of their
elbows. Looking down, one sees that
elose'tigiilnst the lirenst of a shubby
frock Is tightly clasped n bank-book
and then, says the New York World,
the secret Is out. The flaxen-haired lit
tle girl Is the bunk's iind New York's
Alice Met, is her nnine, mid her home
Is close by Hell's Kitchen. She Is bare
ly eight years old. How she gets the
money nobody knows, but each month
there Is n deposit of fifty cents to swell
her account, which has uow reached
the sum of three dollars. There she
stands patiently In line till some one
less hurried and preoccupied than tho
rest bends to question her.
"Will you help me?" asks the little
maid, breathlessly. "I have fifty cents
two ipiai'teis. Johnny got It changed
for me; there were lives before. And I
want to put It In there," pointing to
the window, "and they write it down
here lu the book," rinding the row of
figures. "Hut I don't know how by
myself. Will you do It? O, yes, I can
put down my own uaine, 'cause I
couldn't bring my money till I learned
to do that."
She Is so engaging In her pretty
youtlifulness that men or women, as
the case may be, forthwith till out tho-
deposlt blank. Allen laboriously In
serts her name, nnd Is In a state of
ecstasy when she Is lifted up to give
In those precious quarters.
Her IVcombor helper was n woman.
When the ceremony was over It was
Where do you go now, little one?"
she said, fearing for the child's safety.
"Oh, Johnny's wnltlng across the
road," replied the little depositor.
So they traveled lu company, nnd
sure enough there was Johnny, sturdy
and fat, one year older than his small
It's In!" Alice cried, gleefully. "The
lady did It! She's ever so good!"
Somebody's always good to you, I
guess, was Johnny s comprehensive
reply. "l!ut did you couut?" and to
gether the two heads bent over the col
umn. Over and over they counted.
Three dollars, that's It," concluded
Johnny, nt last, with a sigh of relief.
"It's lu for keeps, Allle."
She clutched the book once more to
her bosom, and baud In baud the two
trotted off Into the darkness.
'"PHE pleasant method and beneficial effects of the well-known remedy, Syrup op Figs, manufactured
.by the California Fig Syrup Company, illustrate the value of obtaining the liquid laxative principles
of plants known to be medicinally laxative and presenting them in the form most refreshing to the taste .
and acceptable to the system. It is the one perfect strengthening laxative,
CLEANSING THE SYSTEM EFFECTUALLY, DISPELLING
mrno a xrn uv a r a surrc DDrtntrrrnr' rctPDc
OVERCOMING HABITUAL CONSTIPATION PERMANENTLY.
Its perfect freedom from every objectionable quality and substance, and its acting on the kidneys,
Hver and bowels, gently yet promptly, without weakening or irritating them, make it the ideal laxative. Ai,
In the process of manufacturing figs are used, as they are pleasant to the taste, but ' y
THE MEDICINAL QUALITIES ARE OBTAINED FROM SENNA AND OTHER AROMATIC PLANTS,
by a method known to the California Fig Syrup Company only. In order to get its beneficial effects, and
to avoid imitations, please remember the full name of the Company printed on the front of every package.
Consumers of the choicest products of modern commerce purchase at about the same price that others
pay for cheap and worthless imitations. To come into universal demand and to be everywhere considered
the best of its class, an article must 'be capable of satisfying the wants and tastes of the best informed
purchasers. ' The California Fig Syrup Company having met with the highest success in the manufacture
and sale of its excellent liquid laxative remedy, Syrup of Figs, it has become important to all to have a .
knowledge of the Company and its product. The California Fig Syrup Company was organized more than
fifteen years ago, for the special purpose of manufacturing and selling a laxative remedy which would be
more pleasant to the taste and more beneficial in effect than any other known. The great value of the
remedy, as a medicinal agent and of the Company's efforts, is attested by the sale of millions of bottles'
annually, and by the high approval of most eminent physicians. As the true and genuine remedy named
Syrup of Figs is manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Company only, the knowledge of that fact
will assist in avoiding the worthless imitations manufactured by other parties,
, , ,.
New Knglitli dictionary.
nr. Murray expects to have more
than half of the new English dictionary
published by the end of the century
up to the middle of the letter L.
Half the people lu the world are un.
happy because they can't afford the
things that make the other half miser
The wire trust lacks the ability to
control political wire pulling.
It seems queer that an Intelligence
otllce should supply stupid servants.
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