li t None but Royal Baking Powder is absolutely pure. No other equals it, or approaches it in leavening strength, purity, or wholcsomcncss. (See U. S. Gov't Reports.) No other is made from cream of tartar specially refined for it and chemically pure. No other makes such light, sweet, finely-flavored, and wholesome food. No other will maintain its strength without loss until used, or will make bread or cake that will keep fresh so long, or that can be eaten hot with impunity, even by dyspeptics. No other is so economical. If you want the Best Food, Royal Baking Powder is indispensable. When tho Itnfliilo lLaiicared In 1878 Fort Bunion nlono scut 80.000 buffalo bide to ninrkct. In 1883 two carloads wero shipped from Dickinson, North Dakota. In 1884 Fort Benton cent none at all. In 1870 a little band of tho animals were known to bo cna inn; near Fort Totten, on Devil Lake, North Dakota, and it is believed that those animals furnished tho two carload of robes which ram eastward to St. Paul from Dickinson in 181. This was the last year of the buffalo 18S3. A herd, numbering perhaps 80,000, crossed the Yollowstono river in that year and went north toward the British line. "They never camo back," is tho pitiful refrain which one hears from the In. dians along the border from Winnipeg lb Manitoba to St. Alary s Lakes in Al bert. Ino, they never came back wbilo rid ing with tho oflicers of the Nanadian mounted police through Albertn, they told mo the story of this last year of the buffalo, but it woo never told twice ulike by any two men, fur a strange mystery Beans to hung over tho closing scene of the Treat criino which annihilated the mighty herds. Hamlin Russell in Ilur pcr's. Tho Wnlter'e .IXiatake. Eo had utadu a hearty meal at a res taurant, and getting up he said to the waiter, "I declare if 1 huvvn't forgotten Diy purse!" Tho waiter lired np and burled biij words at him fur fully three minutes before pausing fur breath. When a chauco camo tho stranger continued, "But I havo a i'.i uoto here in my waist coat pockut!" The waiter could not smile to save his life. Loudon Tit-Bits. Aim-FKHMBNTINB Is a tiAnMT.KSB preparation in tablet form for preHerving ix kindb of rntirr without cookino. One pack ago preserves fifty pints of fruit or a barrel of cider, and only costs 60 cents. Fruits preserved with Anti fermentine retain their natural taste and appearance. Ask your druggist or grocer for Anti-fermen-tine. "I'm going Wetl," mid Illoirgi," with nn In. Teuton thut will make tny mime familiar In ,verv " "W"thve you Invented?" "A new quarrel for Kanwu." THREE TROUBLES. Three things which all workingmen know give the most trouble in their hard-strain work nre : Sprains, Druiscs and Soreness. THREE AFFLICTIONS. Three supreme afilic iC"" tions, which all the world T-L knows ifflict mankind the al most with Aches and J Pains arc : Rheumatism, Neuralgia and Lumbago. THREE THINGS. to do are simply these W V Buy it, "Vtry it O 1 and be prompt-1 ly and perma nently cured by the use of "German Syrup" I simply state thatil am Drtipgist tnd Postmaster here and am there fore in a position to iudcrc. I have tried many Cough Syrups but for ten years past have found nothing equal to Boschee's German Syrup. I have given it to my baby for Croup with the most satisfactory results Every mother should have it. J. II. Hotrns, Druggist and I'ostmaster, Moffat, Texas. We present facts, living facts, of to-day Bosrbee's German Syrup gives strength to the body. Take no substitute. Irooklyn Hotel 101-21! Bosh St., San Francisco. Thti lavortte hole) li under the management of CHAKLES MONTGOMERY, and li aa good II not ibe twrt Family and Hualneaa Nen'a iloiel In San Fraaclaco. Rome Comforts! Cuisine Unexcelled I Plrit-claaa eerTtee end the hfgheit atandard ol rwiieeiabllliT guaranteed, our mmt ennnnt Ix nryaurd tor ratnin at rtmort. Board and room per day, I1.2S, 11.40, 11.76 and .00; board and room per week, 7 toll;; tingle roonu.Wc to n. free coach to and Irom hotel. rw winrcinwc soothing miiiv, MlllULUII O bTRUP FOR CHILDREN TEETHING mlm kr all UndCu. UmutMSi, r neo-a UmiT Kmer he Catarrh ta the fcUfrfa to the r-i 3I1mI J 'ma fa U 'Mm m r. and rneenm. draniM or MM ferjr A HUMAN NIGHTMARE. Experience of a Drummer With a Woman Who Wii Ml.UUeu For a Freak. "Huvo you over had a nightmare In which Boino fuirful danger threatened you and yon couldn't move or get out of tho way?" asked Hermann Solomon of a crowd of j)eripatetic story tellers at the Richelieu hotol. "fjevcral years aio I had several of the nocturnal visitors every night for a week and grew very weary of thorn, for In mi to of my determination not to let them oully me ont of my equanimity I would Uearly expire every night and awake with cold perspiration breaking out all over mo. Toward tho last of that interesting week 1 stopped with a landlord 111 north ern Arkansas and resolved as I went to sleep thut come what would I would positively rcfuuo to give in in the least to my iinp'fination. "Some time past midnight tho usual care came. This timo it was a tan and angular woman in white, with a long butchorknifo. Mentally, I was congratu lating myself that at last I waB learning to overcome tho foolish fears of night mares and wondering how it would pass oil. I saw tho demoniac grin as she flourished tho knifo in front of my face almost without a tremor, and when alio laughed a wild, unearthly laugh I gave a start and found it all real and that 1 was actually awake. 'Scared? That word can t express It I droptied on the other side of the bed as she made a slash nt uie, and as she ran around tho bed I crawled under, reached the door and went down the steps about three at a timo ahead of her. By tho timo we reached 'tho big road' I think I had gained several feet, as she bad more clothing to interfere with her progress than I had just then. I had imagined that a man really scared couldn't move. Well. I will give any odds desired on tho proposition that I moved down that road, and I don't think I would need any corroborative testimony to convince any one who saw mo that I was scared. "About a niile down the road 1 ran Into the onus of her husband and sons, who were out looking for her. She was a little 'outen her head' at times, they said, and she had evidently entered the open door at my landlord's and reached my room without any one knowing it. As her relatives took her home I sadly retraced my steps and found the whole family aroused. The explanation wns satisfactory, and the adventure cured me of nightiuarcB." Syracuse Herald. Literary III under. We all make and we all meet with many amusing literary blunders. The worst of it is that wo readily forgot thorn. Every one should keep a book of these delightful things, which please us with a sudden sense of superiority. Among misprints is anises. "Some swing on hooks, some run knlses through thoir hands," said an article in The Edinburgh Eeview. Here every ono would emend by knives or krisscs knives was tho real reading. In "The Monastery Scott wrote about "nursing evil passions. This was printed "morsing," and the verb "to morse" was defonded by writ ers in Notes and Queries. It bus lately beeu pointed out that in the "Surgeon's Daughter" Scott is made to say thut tho "nuutch girls perfume their voluptuous eastern domes," where as the real reading must be "perform their voluptuous eastern dances." But we are not aware that tho cotjuillo has been corrected. In "Pendeunis" a boy Is said to excel in "running aud pump ing." Tliis must mean "jumping," though the actual competition would have its merits. There are no ridings in Yorkshire, tridlng is the right word, but there is a "World Riding" iu Mr. Morris' "Heimskringla." London Saturday Ro rlew. The Itlglit Hiul Loft. The buttons on coats, etc., aro placed on the right side anil the shed of the hair in boys to tho left, evidently to suit manipulation by tho right hand. The great philosopher Newton records that at first he coufined his astronomical ob servations to his right eye, but after ward ho managed to train his left. But thcro are persons who could not do this, owing to tho unequal strength of their eyes. Strango to say, tho Chinese assign the place of honor to tho left. At Kunycnye, in Africa. Cameron re lates being introduced to the heir pre sumptive to the throne, the nails of whoso left hand had been allowed to grow to an enormous length us a sign of high rank, proving that ho was never re quired to perform manual labor, and also providing him with tho means of tearing the moat which formed his usual diet Chambers Journal. New Turk Ornli.ta Receive Large Feea. Oculists in New York perform the most delicate surgical operations. There are two or three in the city whose in comes from their profession range above $200,000 a year and who treat thousands of patients every year. They conduct thair work with the most absolute dis regard of the worldly inwition of their patients. From many of their patients they receive no fee for their services. Should miy man in this profession rcftw advice on the ground that a patient was unable to pay a fee. he would be ruined If the fact were to become known. Cor St Louis Post-Dispatch. Bspnotl.m In New Light. Hypnotism is apparently distinct Portland fad. A nervous young lady in that city, who was to read a paper before a literary society, got a doctor to hypno tise her to that she shouldn't become rat tled, and l';e result was perfect compos ure during the ordeal. The literary es say quite often succeeds in hypnotizing the audience into a deliciooxly devital ized condition, but the idea of putting the reader to sleep U brand new,- THE fefcUJV JUIKiOWNpf .V y& . of u nil. JTh. gueaktnu nt ulrtriuin-tHiitiiil evidence, tny dear follow, lei me tell you a curium little luetance in my own lit. It bexuia niili my weddluu day, which wit on May IShS, you rviiirinlK-r, ami it emla jual a year ggo toululit, Let me poirr you nut a drop more otthla claret cup. Nof Very well, tu n, at leant take a frexh cliinr. I will put on on more lump of Liverpool and then to my atory. You know t hit I .ninrrled Julio Trowe, of Conine, the nweeteat, prvtlieat, brlithteat little woman who ever breathed, and that aha made the loveliest hrlde the ami ever shone upon; her troiianvau well, upon my soul, I am not much even now on a worn an'a garment but alia bad the preltleot lot of "tbliiKH," 1 believe they eall them, that were ever inwle, ami uinoim them waa a certain yellow ball uown. uu remem ber ht Is it pOHslhler A filmy, sheeny sort of an affair, over satin, with great truilliiK wreatlm of uolden rod trimming iau't that what they call it t trlminln tho corsuKe and the train, nud doing duty for shoulder atrana or aleevea, or whatever they are, I tall you, old fellow, when Julie came down one night utter we got horns irom our weddlnu tour into this very little cozy library of oura at No. avenue, with that gown on, ready to go to one of tho Assembly Italia, I fairly Jumped to my feet with aatoniahmeiit ut her beauty. 1 cungbt sight of ber flrat in the mirror yonder a perfect vUlou, a kind of golilua glory of womuubood, with her amber liuir ull piled up on top of her stately little bead; those topazes 1 had given her you were with me when I bought them, weren't you, during the drat week of our engage nieiitf and her bands aud arms encircled lu loose, wrinkled gloves of a fainter hue than the uown. My dear sir, she wus not, as those artist fellows aay, "a symphony in yellow," but a perfect Gloria lu koIiII 1 knew that my bride waa a lovely girl hut 1 bad not thought sha could beao strikingly queenly und so originally unique, without the least touch of ques tionable dash In her appearance. "Julie," I said, putting my arms around her, "you look like soma ungel come float ing down from Furadlseon a yellow nun set cloud. Where did you get the Idea of this gownf It is a darling thing a yellow haired air I dune up to match." She laughed and put ber two soft arms about my throat In a quaint little fushiou of her own. "Whv. Tom. you stupid fellow," alia cried: "where did 1 ot the Idea fromf In deed, from myself, to be aural 1 thought if a vellow uirl had Men so fortunate," and here the witch made a most sarcastic little urlmace, " to capture the Hon, Tom Marlle, memlier of congre's, perhaps a continuation aud expansion of the yel low theory might not prove unsuccessful." Julia latiKbed her own musical, ringing laugh as 1 pressed her still more closely to me in my assurance that 1 had not lu my life seen a woman so ueautuoi, so en- traticiug, so captivating as my own little woinuu lu ber yellow ball uown. We presently left for the assembly, aDd you perhaps recall the sensation she made. Ahl true, I remember, you were east, but you beard of it when you got back. Of course you did. 1 shall never forget the Impression she created as she entered thut big, brilliant room, leaniux a little lunguldlyus to The touch of her arm on mine, but with her bead so proudly, royally posed. Kvery oue foil down before her. Even old General Ueutty, who growls at the mention of a woman's name, actually asked my darlitiK to dance a quadrille with him fact. And she did it, too, smil ing up nt old seventy as if, 'pon my bouorl It had been myself. As we drove home I tried to tell ber bow valu mid proud I had been of her, and all she did was ta bury ber head on my shoul der and whisper, with a little amused lauxh: Oh, Tom I It was nothing nothing in this world but my yellow ball gown. If 1 had worn blue or pink or green no one would have taken the slightest notice of Mrs. Torn Marllo, but because Bbe had the aplomb to imitate nature in the color of her hair, and get on n gown to mntch In stvud of to contrast with it, she bus made what society calls a sensation. "1 should think she had, by Jovel" I re plied. Well, aa the season wore on It wns curi ous, but whenever the girl wore that gown sbe made the most stirring success not that, she wasu't admired iu blues" ml greens and reds, you uud'.-r.itaud, but, somehow or other, whenever ti nt yellow gown was on she simply created wild bavoo, und it got to lie so thut whenever 1 was anxious to have her make herself specially ugreeable to any public ninu of my acquaintance of my own party or tbe other side, either I used to beg her to wear it. It was a thorough mascot.and graduully Julie got to believe lu it us much us . Why, my dear boy, do you know that Senator Mauley would never have cast his vote for thut iron tariff bill had it uut becu (or that yellow bull gown? Never! That lettletl the question, sir. Julie bad it on When she asked him to vote for it I suppose you think 1 urn a fool. Julie used to cull me a dear stupid goose Whenever 1 begged her to wear it, uud often lidded: Well, 1 must suy, Mr. Tom Maiiie, you are auythlnu but complimentary to your wife's fascinations if you think a wreiuhcd yellow dress can overtop them." And I answered: "Hut it is only because my wife wears it that It is so powerful." Anil she would Inugh and let me kiss her bunds she has such pretty little bauds, you know. I'lnally, when tho season was pretty well over, and we wore thinking of getting ready to go to Cressnn, I came home oue day and found Mrs. Tom Marlle "putting up ber winter things," as she expressed it, with the ssslstance of her maid. 1 espied my mascot tliuiK carelessly upon the floor nmonx a pile of other rumpled articles. "Julie," I said under my breath, "I want you lo promise me something. Will you dearf" "What is It?" she answered roguishly, leadliix me Into the adjoining room. rronilse me," I said, with a feeling of almost unconscious solemnity, which for tbe life of me I could not have helped, "that you will never give away or destroy or part with that yellow ball gown of yours. ill you, dear one?" h irt she lauxbeil as she linked her arms thrnuuh mine, ami then a sweet, tender look crept into her eyes. " ery well, Tom," she said; "1 promise. And v. hen wp Hre old, when you get to I i cabinet minister or embassador to the Court of St. James, or some other mighty thlnu, I'll lead you up to a wunlrolie aud show you tbe dear old yellow failed Ixill gown hangiiiK u its peg. Yes; I prom ise." And I knew she would keep it. Time went on. We went to I'resson for the months of July and August. I forget now when- we spent Septemlier, but, isy.-iu know, ill tile early autumn I ws obliged to uoto New York, and you may tie sure I never bad a thought of spending a wiuter iu tbe big city without Julie. I took a little box of a house on Cast Forty-fifth street, furnished complete, and in we moved Oct. I. I cau see Julie now, a few days after we were once safely ensconced; she was lying on a lounge in tbe buck drawing room, when suddenly a gle'tm of sunshine on her fallen hair she was tired from unpacking, poor child made me think of my mascot. "Julie!" I cried, in n curious ort of np prehension that actually made melauh at myself, "you haven't left the yellow ball gowu at home, have you, or" "Oh. you dear oM coose of a boy no, of course I hsren't. Didn't I promise you," the added reproachfully, "never to lie parted from itt 1 told Saunders to see it anfely packed and to bang it In the guest room closet. She Is to be trusted Implicit ly. You see," cried my little wife, "the f.rtnneaof the house of Marlle are aliit safe." Vnconaclonsly I let fall a aih of relief. I knew Saunders of old; she had ieei Julie's mild since her childhood, und w.-i. reliable, if ul times self opinionated, aaold aerr.mts nre apt to tie. Well, old fellow, the election was com ing on and I waa dashing bock and forth between my couatr seal, Xew York, and .j fakcliiathv d not accompany me always, ullhuuuh I Insisted upon hurluu her lbs most of the lime. I couldu'l do without her. Once,, how over, I was obliged to go to lliirrlkliurg, and the child protested that aim could not no with me; that she had too much spring work und spring shopping tu mi tend to. I gave In, promising myself thut I would finish in) business summarily and lie back with her by Mny May surely "You won't fall, Timif" she suid.us she stood In the hull while the cub waited ut the door, "Nothing shall keep me, Julie," I replied ua I broke from her slid started ou my dreary Journey Hut I hiul counted, so it seemed, without my host, ami not only did everything go wrong, but presently I hud to write my little uirl that I would not lie with her ut the (-remised time. All my allairs were at sixes and sevetis. I whs nearly lieaide myself, feeling sure that the hills III which I was so dec-ply In teresied would uot pass, and that much of the future I had planned would, lu conse quence, go to pieces. When, loaiid lathuld! und how I blessed thut yellow ball uow n, for I had w ritten to Julie to go up stilus und take a peep at it tbihx turned around as squarely a pos sible and I started for New York, being due nt the fool of Dc-sbrosses street ut u qmirter before 10 on the night of April 10, Ib-stf The train was on time, nud 1 Jumped into a cub, bidding the driver go like thunder ami esrn a double tip. lie did. Ami all the while we rattled up Broad way 1 wus thinking over and planning the Joy, the surprise of seelug me unexpectedly would give her. No; 1 bad not hud time to write, und bad refrained from telegraph ing on purpose to have 1 am u selllsb brute, you know the bliss of wutchlug the new born gladness waken lu my uiir IIuk's eyes when she should behold me. Suddenly the cub, lu the very midst of its maddest plunge around a comer, came to a dead standstill. I glauced hastily out of the window to find myself I u voiced iu a perfect labyrinth of vehicles of ull kinds, amid which several policemen were ou deuvoriiiK to create something like tbe or der of precedence aud procession, "What the devil!" 1 exclaimed, pushing open the window and so discovering mine one of a hundred carriages in Fifteenth street, all slowly but surely lending to and struggling toward the Academy of Music. "What In tbutider!" 1 cried, touching my Jehu's arm 1 fear anything but gently, "are you dolug here, may 1 uskp" "Siire'u didn't yer honor teH me to drive yes to 1011 Last Fifteenth streetf" "No, 1 didn't!" I respouded emphatically "1 told you 10V Kast Forty-llfth street. You ure an Infernal idiot! I'd like to know bow soon 1 cau get nut of this." "Keep cool, sir, keep cool!" urged a po liceman. "Plenty of time for young fel lers to bewaltzlu between now and morula. You'll get there soon, sir, all In your turn." I looked out once more in despair. It was worse than impossible to attempt to uliuut and get another cab. There was no way of forcing my vehicle out of this pro cession. Clearly there was but oue tblug to do, ami that was 10 sit still. My dear fellow, I si:, but 1 did not sit still. 1 twitched anil turned this way uud thut; 1 used bad words; 1 panted uud fumed, nud ut last, as the horses began to stamp a bit uud the wheels liegau to move at u snail's pace, 1 glanced out to sea what the prospect of releue mlxht lie. As I put my face to the wiudow pane I saw In a Hush that another coach was drawn up close to mine. Within it sat a woman dressed oh, eld fellow! my very heart stood still within me, my breath tame and went gasping like a dying man's he wus dressed iutbe mascot the yel low ball gowti. It was Julie. I tried to see her fncii, but it was hidden by the folds of u bl,v:k mantle or shawl, or something. "What,'1 cried I to myself, "can she be doing hero, nud uloue, and evidently bcut on entering this public ballroom!"' 1 he wheels turned faster now, aud my cab was soon separated from uud behind hers. My distracted eyes caught sight, preseutly, of the flaming red und blue posters before the Academy doors, announc ing that this was the ulght of oue of the famous inasitierailu lull is that ure uunually giveu there. I sat stunned, dazed! I could uot move, or even think connectedly. 1 had but oue impulse; it wus to follow-, to keep near, to protect her to win her back to her home, if 1 could, without arousing a disturbance or a commotion. i Her carriage drew np before the' curb, the door was opened and she sprang light ly out, the train of her gown with Its gar lands of golduurod tossed up over her bare, white arm; the lace shawl fell buck from her face It was masked and she passed in iimoug the throng alone. I sprang from the cub, paid the man I know not what nor he either, I faucy, iu his ustoui.shineuC ut my change oT base uud made for tbe ticket olllue, bought tt ticket and old toy, money'll do most any thing of course I wasu't in evening dress or unyliilng like it, bat u five dollar bill to the doorkeeper gained. uie uu instant ad mission. How 1 rushed up those stairs, left my overcoat and bat and satchel iu tbe coat- room and then took up my stutiou iu the corridor uud kept my eyes llxed upon the entrances of the ladies' dressing room. 1 bud uot long to wait. Not teu minutes aftur I took up my posi tion she came out nud appureutly was looking for some oue who wus uot up to time or, the thought came to me could it lie tbe man she awaited, kuowing me ut least by si:,dit, aud seeing me there unex pectedly, feared to shew himsclfr I kept out of her way. Whyf Because I loved her, and I had the most infinite compassion for ber; und oven lu my agony of shame and pain 1 wanted to spare her any outburst or humiliation lu such a place as that. But I kept her In sight, although I never let her see me. She descended the stairs alone. I fol lowed her at a little distance, and us she swept ilou u befure uie I hud lime to note my mascot the fatal yellow ball gowu. Julie had freshened the frills nud flounces of the skirt, and the greut trails of goldeu rod looked as natural as ever. A spray of the flowers, too, she bail fastened iu her bonny hair, und tbe contrast of all this vivid, sunny color Willi tho black satiu of her mask marked bur at once as conspicu ousin fact, that gowu could never go un remarked anywhere. I recall that I m melt-da little iu a dazed way that she should have chosen lo near that dress, but iu u moment more I had other thoughts than tiiis. She passed Into the gulf of the ballroom. 1 followed nioi-e nearly now, for the press anil surye of the throng whs deue with the conliiies of the glittering, gaudy scene. I raised tnyejcsfir au iust tnt to survey the great circle, and my ga.e fell upon the word alsive the proscenium arch it wus written in electric light, "Welcome!" Justheaven'a"welcome" here now; the clock intcd to teo minutes to X I shudJered. 1 staggered and cuught my self in time to lean against one of the fluted coin in us twined with roses as I wutched a man approach my darling. It wus no one whom I hail ever seen not bail looking fellow aa to getup and gen a sinister face, and the complacent air j with which ka threw his arm about my wife's waist and drew her into the whirl of th, .lanron the fl.sir maddened me. Old fellow, I lielieve 1 knew wbut thetot- Hires Ol umin nnt uunug iuo uc uuu hour, and heaven alone can tell thetuiuult of impulses and pasaious which swayed my soul iu I stood there a lookeron in this horrible ticheuna. At one moment my miud waa made up to rush out aud seUe her In my arms aud carry her away bodily; at another, to strike to eartb the man in whose embrace she leaned so confidingly and then, tbauk heaven! a caimer mood succeeded, uud I determined to bide my time. It was not long by clocks and watches, pi0 wme nnj, tue soinnaicbuUstic con altbough to me it seemed an eternity. ! m nnmeroru i curly writings on .""' .'TV , "B "' "". the aubject. while tbe more modern re hia tall, d.irk head bent low above ber, out , J . , . ,,,. , Into the kibbiea. I followed; . mora anl- I P0" deduction, rather than reLv nutcU cooveraation ensued; ah La tubed tion. of actual occurrence. .-lis rang sweetly ,g church tower, and u . , ..liiaud said, "It a mid night, ilc'ur." Then slut laughed again, nud 1 drew nearer, spellbound as I heard her whisper: "What will mother say r I must hurry; she would never forgive me. She thinks 1 am at Cousin - 'a" and here 1 lost the thread, as I wus compelled by the crowd to make way. In a few brief momenta they both ran hastily up the broad staircase, I followed at it safe distance, and In a short time each merged from the cloakroom with their wraps ou. 1 stood aside with bated breath to let them pass, and then with a spring I rushed down after them out Into the night. Sho entered the llrst carriage In Hue, aud stooping to press a kiss upon her gloved baud, he shut the door wit h a snap, and the horses ut tho actum started off quick ly, leaving us both standing ou theslda- walk. lie turned buck to the hall with a sigh. I Jumped Into the next coach, and giving the man the address, bade him drive for dear life. She bad a good ten minutes' start of me, but the man drove like tba wind, and in what seemed no lime at all I was at my own doorstep. There was not a light Inaslngle window. I put my ulght key In the latch aud then withdrew it. Should I give her warning and rlugtbebcllr No: I uulockel the door, went tu, stumbled up the stairs lu tbi darkness, and presently stood ut the door of ber room. I listened; there was uot a sound. I tuplHiJ; silence wus the only re sponse. Could she not have returnedf Tha mad thought wus uo sooner on Ure in my brain than I knocked loudly aud tried the knob. It wus locked, but sha j&woinl tho spot In a terrified rcioe: "Who is Itf What is the mutterf Who i theref" "1, Tom," 1 replied, my voice shaking with a hundred emotions. "Obi" I heard the Joy In her voice aa ilia sprang up, struck a match aud cams and unbolted tba door. "Tom, my owu boy!" she cried, twining her arms Aliout my neck, what a surprise, but you kuow you nearly frightened tha life quite out of iner ' 1 caught up u sbuivl and threw It nbout ber as I glanced eagerly around the room for signs of tbe jellow ball gown. She had been cui1"'";' f' "'.' thought of ber aervantt' oV ' . ;.-ii.v. Nat a trace of her laic cicc.;;i.V lay anywhere lu sight. "What U the matter?" she exclaimed as I passed roughly by her and fell Into a sent punting and livid. "The mutterf" I repeated, my voice husky with the strain upon me. "Where la tbut dumuuble yellow ball gown of yonrsf" "Oh, Tomr Julie sank upon her knees beside me us she spoke. "Oh, Tom! forgive me, it was not my fault; indeed, Indeed it wus not Do be lieve me; wou't youf" "Believe you!" 1 cried flinging ber from me impetuously, "I'd rutber believe my own eyes. Where Is It, I sayf" "I dou't know iudeed I dou't, Toml" "You dou't know!" 1 sueered in my fury, catching her by tbe wrists uud holding ber as If iu a vice. "Isn't it right here some whereIn this room hidden nwuyt" "No, uol" she cried iu a territled tone; "it Is not. I only wish it were. Tom, what is the matter with your Let go of me you hurt me: you are rude aud uu klutll" She wrested herself from my grasp as she spoke, and stood in the full flare of tbe chunuelier, a llusu of amaze ment and fright upon her face. "I want to see that mascot of mine," 1 exclaimed hotly, uud with no abatement of my satirical emphasis, as I beguu to open the closet doors aud to peer Into tue wardrobe. "Toml" my little wife spoke with dig nity as she looked at me. "What is Itf" I asked in a dogged way. "I want to tell you all ubout it, if you'll listen quietly to me." "On on," I responded brutally, standing still witli my hand ou u door knob. "1 never knew anything about it until today; 1 never dreamed of such a thing." "Indeed!" and my Hp curled incredu lously. "The mystery to me is how you knew it you must liave felt it thut bull gowu wus a witch, I do believe." , "A witch wore it," 1 said cruelly. "But, Tom, I'll bear all vour unklndncsa because I kuow you'll forgive me in the eud." "Don't be too sure of that" "And I know you did think so much of it I did myself und when that stupid woman Saunders confessed to me today that she had sold it to the old clothes wom an with the rest of my discarded things, I really believe 1 could have murdered her ob, Tom, what is tbe matter uowP" I dashed across the room and caught her to my heart. 1 laughed wildly, the tours came Into my eyes, old feilow; yes, they did, us 1 ruined tbe eager kisses dowu upon her sweet, innocent lips. "I kucw you'd forgive me, dear," sbo whispered; "aud reully you must forgive poor Suuudors, too sbo misunderstood me about it; uud, after all, 1 dure say it may have uiuilo some poor thing preseutuble at oue of those public bulls, or something, where tbe shop girls go In hired dresses and secondhand liuery." "Very likely," I uuswored with a terrible sigh of repressed coutrition. She kissed my forehead.. "Look," she said, pointing to the win dows where the first fuint gleams of day light were creeping in "look, it's our Muy morning, isn't lit" "Yes, my durling girl; heaven knows you have given mo the huppiueas ot my lifuou this first aunlversury of our wed ding." "And you do forgive me, and you don't feel too badly about the loss of the yellow bull gownf" Her eyes were lifted in loving appeal. "Forgive you! There Is nothing to for give. I'll buy you another yellow ball gown before you are a week older; but, Julie it never can be the muscot to me tbut tho old oue wns!" "I suppose uot," she said, a little rut fully. Did I ever tell hcrf Well, not yot-stny. I feur 1 have, too; for there comes the little woman tiow, from her hiding behind those curtalnsl She must huve heard It ull yes, we are going to the Atlalrs' dance; and, by tbe way, how do you like Mrs. Marlle In ber second edition of "the yellow bull gownf" Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. A Mistake Few Wires Make. There Is a young married woman of my acquaintance whose first wifely experience with the needle resulted in a capital Joke on her. Sbo found what npiieared to be I tten Immense rios on the inside of the tails of her husband's frock coat, and while he was down tuwu she carefully sewed tbem up. When tbe young man came borne to lunch his wife met bim, coat iu baud. "I've just mended it, she suid; "there 1 were two awful rips in the tails of It." I "It me see," said the husband of the In dustrious young woman. "I didu't know there was a tear In It." "Yes, there was; right there." "But those are tbe" Tbe young man caught the look of inno cent doubt on his wife's face and stopped. "Yes, those were fearful rips. Things were getting in tbem all tbe time." And tbe young man went down to his office and picked out the threads In order to get at his bank book and a few letters that be bad In those tail pocketa. Kansas City Times. natn Elisabeth's Cold Coerd Bona, fMh,on uf Mpensive bindings pre tailttUor iOU!f ,ime, and great skill w.u . ... ."i:,, m,.m.ntl l.r .m broidery and various atyles of needlework, rs well aa in bindings studded with pre cious stones. Queen Elizabeth used to carry ubout with ber, suspended by a irold en chain, a book called "The Golden Man ual of Prayer," bound In solid goid. On one side was a rvpreser.vation of "the Judir nient of Solomon," on tne other tbe brsxen serpent with tbe wouuded Israelites look Ing at it. St. Nicholas. Instances recitiuz the actions of peo- WILD HObE. ST Irit 6EA. Wild Mono by the stormy aea Hluomcd aa frush und fair, Thut the wonder esma tu me Khe nits ftnmlng there Far from horns on grassy lea, Ou a risk by wind inavul eon, Uluomlng bright ar.it aweut waa she, In her beauty rare. Wild Hons, any, bow can It be Tliuu dust blisim an fair, Dy I bo cold and cruel sea. Without fenroroaref Sweet thy home on fragrant lea. Whore auft aklea aro nursing thee, Uut tn brave the angry aea. Wild itose, canst thou darof Kay, wild Wild ItnSe, I must be Always frosh and fair. And wherever thou Itudnat mo, God has placed me I hero: Anil I bloom by rock bound sua Li unt a uu thu flowery loa. And my aweota I give ai free To tho briny alrl -Zltella Coeko in Youth's Companion. Illatorleul title on llorae Bacea, It Is quite probable tbut there are Just now no men who gamble quite so heavily, except lu stocks, as did the "plungers" in the early part of this century. There were iu England u dozen mcu who made f2S0,- 000 "books" on the Derby alone, and as lata as 1830 a bookmaker bet fjOO.OUO to (5,000 against each of threo horses in one race. In lt!3 the owner of the Derby favorite backed him publicly to win 1750,000, besides the amount of bis privute bets. - The riog of bookmakers paid to one circle of bettors 61,000,000 when lecturer won the Cesa re witch. The owunr of more than oue Derby wiener collected fcTOO.OOO on the next set tling day, uud lu several other yeurs would have pocketed a million if their colts had been "first past the post." Most men who now bar tbe money and thu "norve" to make such enormous bets huvo giveu up horse racing In favor of a game which iiai still higher possibilities, and Instead of wugerlng KoO.OOO on a horse uud calling It gambliug they deposit tho same amount as "margin" in a stock speculation und call It business. Although Individuals do not lay such heavy wage us wero sometimes made by the "plungers" of old, much more money Is wagered now than wus risked Ufty yeurs ago. The dif ference is that, while then oue man bet 1 100,000, now teu men cuch bet 20,000, and the totul umonut wugered is doubled. H. B. Curtis iu Forum. Deeclier's First Sermon. I was with uuuiiut in N'orthbrldge, Mass., resting ufter a long session of teaching, aud Mr. Deecher came there during this visit to touch fur the first time through a vaca tion. And here, where he tuugbt bis Oral school, he also preached bis llrst seruiou. Evening service wus being held lu tbe Ut ile, old school bouse where he taught, and tbe villagers had requested Mr. Beecher to take charge of It for tbut evening. At urst be wus surprised, but he quickly collected himself and consented to preach. - How well I remember tho look of aur prise, almost scorn, ou some faces when he this lad of seventeen rose to address them. Some thought It a farce uutil he began to speak. Then attention came lev. eled at hliu.aud for nearly an hour scarcely oue lu that audience moved lu his seat. The serruou was un earnest one simple, yet eloquent. Not once did he hesltute fur a slnglo word. Sentence followed sentence as smoothly as if they were uitered by a minister of long experience. Never did he iu Plymouth pulpit or ou any other plat form hold uu audience more fully under his control, so thoroughly spellbound, tlinu In this his first effort. Mrs. Beecber iu Ladies' Home Journal. tVbcll lo Use the Dllpplnga. It Is not customary to serve beef, muiton or lamb with u brown gruvy made from the dripping In the pan. for there is always little dripplag in the pan even witu toe best roasting. But a brown gravy shouiu always be prepared from theso drippings in order to utilize them, aou this may oe used for a meat pie or a Btow or la various ways when the meat Is served up a second tima. Isow lorn inuuno. AltSOLI TK ME It IT. No other plaster has been produced which gains so many testimonials of blgb value as those continuously accorded to all cock's PoR'ice Plaster, and the only mi tlve for theie exceptional commendations is the fact that it is a medicinal and phar maceutical pieparation or superior value, tlewate of Imitations. Auk forandinsiBt upon A i.i c ick'h. Bkandketii's Pills are a good corrective. ' They call love the lender passion," sld the vouns man who naa just arquirea auoiner ais ti r, " but I strikes me that It Is about ai tough aa possibl e. ' THE WA r OUT of woman's troubles is with Doctor Pierce's Favorite Prescription. Safely and certainly, ev ery delicate weakness, derangement, nud dis ease peculiar to the sex is permanently eureci. Out of all the medi cines for women, the Favorite Prescription " Is the only one that's guaranteed to do what is cliutnea lor it. in an "female complaints" and Irregulnritle, peri odical pains, displace ments, internnl iuflntn- r.mflon or ulceration, bearing -dowu sensations and kindred ailments, If it evor fulls to benefit or cure, you have your niouey back. o certain to aire trerfi case of Catarrh Is Dr. Sago's Catarrh Remedy that its proprie tors make you this offer : " If you can't be cuivd, permanently, we'll pay you $300 cash.11 Bakin&Ponfder Purity and Leav eninrt, Povvfer UNEQUALED. CASH PRICES To Introdnce onr Powder, we have d termlned todlstrlbuto among tbe conanm era a number or Capii PHIZES. To tiie person orclnb returning nsthelargeal number of certlUcatceon or before June L IBS, we wl I give a cash prize of S100, and to In next largest, nameroua otherprlzee ranging from S3 lo7S IN CASU. CLOSSLr 4 DEVERS, PORTLAND. Or. Cnolie Rice, 5c t: large Kaulns, be: dne Tea, ,c; Kes syrup, Jl; Arbuekle Coffee, 2oc; Nigo, Sc; Tapioca, 5c; ifl Pg King a Huckwbeat, 10c; Dried reaches, lie; ':g-, 4c; Prunes. 12c; Apptta, evaporated, lie. SEND FOR THE 16. PAiiE Bl'YKRS' Ot'IDB FREE, WITH FILL FLOTATIONS. Mention this paper. Address Jones' Cash Store, 130 Front Si reel, Portland, Or. SOCIETY BADGES. A. FELDKNHIIM EK, Leading Jew eler el the PacHf Northwest, keeps a lane itnrk of all SECRET SOCIETY BaDuE? on band Beat goods at low eat flgnrve. Badgei Ki&dc to order. X. P. N. V. No. 6t6 -ti. f. S. V. So. 683 p ii iimnaa: 1U3 Bfl IWH HOW lV OHOW OLD. The thread that lilndi ua to lite la moat fre quently severed ere the meridian ol life la readied In the rase of imtmiik who neilftcl ou vlima meant to renew falliuf atrengtti. Visor, nn lew the touree ol hanplnesi than ilia rendi tion ol him Uie, can be created and n-risiliiatel where It ilm-a mil cil.l l liiiunands who have ra lrieacel or are ensntaaat Ini'ludliig many iihysleliiniiil eminence ol the elteeia of Una (etler'aHioniseh lliimra bear testimony lo Ua woiidriius eltlracyaa a crealur ul aireiiKth In leelileeiiusliiuiiuiii and debilitated and shat tered yiteini, A ateady ierliirmauee of Ibe buddy fuiioiinna, r.newed apKllle, Heah and nlxhtly repose aliend the use id thia tlinroiish ami tandarii rennraut. I'M not ral lonle rep resented to lie akin lo or resemble li la elteeia in Its place, demand the eeiiiilne, which la an aetnowleilKeil remedy lur luillvesllon. uaiaria, nervousness, eiinstlsiliiin, liver and kidney ouuiiiiiiuisaua rnciiuiaiiiin. Inf hlcaitnihey keeiia man In prison a month (or euilwiilins a pleklisl plii't Iihii and sinlou uie aiiHreniit. who stieinpieu lo uiow up crea- llou wun uyuaiiiiie iHimoa. 100 KKWAItl), 100. The reader! of 111 la paper will lie pleased to learn thai there Is at feast oue dreaded dl-emie that arleuee haa been aide to cure lu all Its staves, and thut li catarrh. Hall's ( atnrrn cure Is ttm onlv tKHiiilvu cure now known to the med ical fraternity. Catarrh, belus a constitutional disease, reqiilrea a cousiliutlonal treatment. Hull'. Catarrh ure la isken Internally, aellm directly iiihiii the blood snd mursius surfaces n the system, thereby desiroylna the Inundation of the disease and Klvlns the patient sireiutlh by liulldlnit np the constitution and asslstine nature lu doliia a Us work, 1 lie proprietors nave an much faith in lis eutatlre powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars lor any case that It falls locure. Send tor Hat oi testimonials. Ad dress F. J.C1IKNEY & CO.. Toledo. O. Sold by DrugKlala; 76eeuu. t'ae Euameltue Stove follah ; no dual, no smell, Tar Girmia for breakfast. 1 Vote for Hood's For I am tatiiflol It li an exrcllcut rcma ty. I have boeu a nilulstor ol the M. E. church li yean, and have utluicd of lute yea swlih rhu- mutism aud dyspep sia. fclc.ee hiking lout bottlci if Ilood'i tU rliemntl.nl li eutlre'y cured, o v a HKtllo li rood, food d gcsti welf. aud I haro gained several pound." Rev. V. r, rut rta, K'ctifora, vu r.ooa a uurco Hood's PIII3 curoblllouiacn. S'c a box. SSobL- toots., and 11.00 per Bottle? One cent a dose. Trng Oriat Cotton Cons promptly mm where all other falL Coughs, Croup, lor Throat, Hoaraenaaa, whooping Cough and Asthma. For Cooaumptlcn It oas DO rival: taken In time. Bold by Druggist on a guar antee. For a Lame Back or Cb-su use 8H1LOH 8 BELLADONNA PLASTERJgio. CHILOH'S CATARRH REMEDY, liave you L'utarrh vim l'utarrh 1 This remedy la iruaren. teed to cure you. I'rloe.&OeU. Injector fro. CRATCHED TEN MONTHS. A troublesome skin disease causod nio to scratch for ten mouths, and lias been by a fow days' use of M. II. Wolff, Upper Marlboro, Md SV!FT'&S?EC.FIC I was cored soverol years ago of white swelling In my lex by using W W W f and have had so symptoms ot re VM turn of the du. o. Many prouuimut physicians attcnuea me and all (ailed, but S. B. 8. did the work. Taul V. Eicstaikics, Johasoa City, Tenn. Treatise on E'.cod and Skin Dis-1 ease mailed free. Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga. HARNESS, Saddles, Collars, Wtlps and Leather. WHOLESALE. IT urn "(in, per not, (7.00, fm.00. 12 00, f tVO ; Elegant tvle. 820 0O. Ou. tiaddlfft rawhl'iv covered tr en. H.oo, Ku ,i2oo. ft -.iw $o , root .'tu.oo, noon. Plu lInrilvM, i 15.00 to $2.1.00. 'IVttlll Hurtle!. f'.'O, 125.00, J0 00, all with the celebrated no wad Uooq o intra j lit Jim i or ov it nn nuni-M, pnr 112.00 Ht Brewi C-olltir.i it a "knock out." tirl diet), Hihen, Blafk., Jlm, ef. CflD DIP VAlllCQ iu tills line imMpiftled s r rUll Dill InLUtw A check or mvnvy ord Itb order t W. DWIS A SON. 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