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THAT J-ITTK GIRL.
BY HATHA D. UBMK.
Z tee her u of old. the rirl
Who first my boaom thrilled,
And set It In giddr whirl,
With strange emotion filled.
The self-possessed, dear little girl
I Who swayed me at her will
To be her cayalier content
Wu I and something more.
At school, at play, or when ahe went
On errands to the ttorf :
We loved without embarrassment.
Unlearned in loving lore.
Adcrn her hack In pretty b raids
8hi mostly wore her hair.
Her eyes were of whatever ahadea
Her heart reflected there
This oaragon of little maldf
Who made my lite so lair. .
Onr doorstep, joined, by tumi we'd rest
On this or that with glee:
In week-day wear or Suaday best, .
She ww the fame to me.
As I to her, with patchings blest.
Or patches on the knee.
Oar sails of hope we'd trim or furl.
Bat never drift apart: '
Nor bird conid trill nor brooklet pur!
Less innocent of an
Than this demure, quaint little girl
Who rated my boyish heart.
With fairy plans our prattling! teemed
Of household duties light:
I cllbd her ' Little Wire." nor deemed
The term aught else but right:
While, singing to her doll, she seemed
The little mother quite.
Oh. child -love! Long years since we
Thus loved a id dreamed, have sped.
A strange fate we couid not foresee
To early severance led.
I do not even know it she
Be living yet or dead.
But ail dreams fade One soft brown carl
I treasure yet with jov:
Of all souvenirs my cbiefest pearl.
My gem without alloy.
Of i hat angelic li' tie girl
Who loved me when a boy.
A SIGHT OF ADYEN'TEBE.
It was a hot, weary morniDcr at the far
end of the London season. There were
not very many carriages left in the park
or Btreets; yet Zoe Conington, one of the
greatest beauties in society, was driving
down dusty Oxford street. And she was
crying, quietly, beneath the parasol
which sIim held over her eyes. Presently
the carriage turned up one of the sub
stantial side streets, and stopped in front
of a very neat and prosperous looking
house. The door was painted a dark
green, and on it was a brass plate bear
ing this inscription; "Mr. Edgar's Home
for Trained Nurses." Mrs. Conington
quickly left her carriage, rang the bell
at the door d was immediately ad
mitted. She was shown into the "office"
where she found Mr. Edgar and his lady
superintendent, both apparently very
busy at large writing tables.
"I want a nurse, Mr. Edgar," said Zoe
Codington, rather helplessly. She knew
her eyes were red and she did not like
"Certainly," said Mr. Edgar; "what
sort of case?"
"It is for my sister, said Zoe. "I
really don t know what's the matter.
Thev say she has what they call anosmia
an l tae doctor who attends her fear she
will not live long. I believe he is an
old fogy and does not understand the
"Then you want a nurse of experience?'
said Mr. .bdgar.
"Exactly, said Zoe eagerly; "and
should be so glad if I ct uld have one
tbat is lady-like as well not a common
hospital nurse. You see my sister is
quite alone, without any lady friend ; and
I can't go to her because her husband
doesn't like me."
"Nurse Hareourt," said Mr. Edgar to
the lady superintendent, who nodded
and rang a bell. "She is exactly what
you want," he added, turning to Zoe
"She is an experienced and clever nurse.
and she is a lady. We don't have many
jiKe ner. ne belongs to a good family.
I feel sure you will like her. Come in,
Miss Hareourt," as the nurse thus named
"What is the case, sir?" said Nurse
"It is said to be antemia."
"I can undertake that, I think, sir."
"Of course you can," put in the lady
Zoe had quickly taken in the girl's ap
pearance, she was slender, active, with
an intelligent and interesting face. Her
features were not good, yet there was a
charm of color about her. She had large
and very dark eyes, and strong dark eye
brows; while her thick hair, cut quite
short, was all bright with warm gold and
red. This certainly was not Zoe 'a idea
of a common hospital nurse.
I don't know whether I ought to say so,'
said she to the nurse, "but I don't think
the doctor understands the case. Have
you often nursed anaemia?"
"Yea; in the horpital,"said Nurse Har
eourt; "and I have had cases since in
which it was present. I don't think I
would be easily deceived in it."
"Then, you must have my address,"
said Zoe; "and write or telegraph to me
direct, as you think fit. If there is any
mistake being made in the treatment; I
will send down a physician at once. Will
you undertake this?"
"Yes," said Nurse Hareourt, with a
quick, bright smile; "I think I can un
take that. Shall I get ready, sir?"
"What station?" asked Mr. Edgar,
armed with an "A, 13, C, andamagnm
"Lostayville," said Zpe, "somewhere
near Penzance; a wretched little river
fishing place. People ought not to go so
faraway from everybody. Is there any
chance of her getting there to-night?
"Liostayvil- oh, yes; she can get there
at ten o'clock. The train starts in half
an hour. She must have some sand
wiches made up to take with her." he
said to the lady superintendent, who rose
and hurried away, pen in hand, to give
Mrs. Conington drov9 to a telegraph
ofSce and sent a "wire" to her brother-in-law:
"From Zoe Conington, Hyde Park
Gate, to Edward Mertoun, The Old Hall,
Liostay vil Your account of Agatha has
alarmed me exceedingly. I am sending
her a nurie, as I think it may be a com
fort. She will arrive at the Lost ay vil
Station ebout ten o'clock. If you cannot
send for her, she will find some convey
ance." Nnrse Hareourt dressed all in gray,
and with a gray veil over her bright hair
and clever face, caught the express and
took her 6eat without any fuss or excite
ment, although she had only half an
hour to get ready and reach the station
in. When she arrived at Lostayvil it
was a clear, sweet night; the station
seemed to stand alone on a fragrant and
indistinct desert, with no sign of any
"Is there anything come to fetch me
from the Old Hall?" asked she, in her
clear, determined young voice.
"Nothing at all, miss," said the soli
tary porter; and then, after a second's
pause, during which he shouldered her
box, "so I suppose ye'll go to the hotel?"
"No, indeed," said Ada, who immedi
ately suspected him of being in the pay
of tuat same hotel. "I must go to the
Old Hall to-night. I suppose I can get
something to drive in?"
"There's pdst-horses at the hotel."
aaid the porter dubiously.
"Take me there, then," said Ada. It
seemed to her that she walked about a
mile and a half after him over a lonely
road. At last they arrived at an inn en
trance round which there was some signs
of sleepy village life. After a stern in
terview with the dull landlord, Ada suc
ceeded in getting him to have out a "po'
shay" and two horses for her. A driver
was extracted from the bar where he was
drinking. He came out surly, and, get
ting on the box after Ada and her lug
gage had been waiting for some time in
the "shay," began to whip the horses.
This amusement he continued to indulge
in until they arrived at the "Old Hall,"
taking the horses at a rapid gallop up hill
The Old Hall stood high, with a wide
lawn about it, dotted by clumps of fine
trees. On the way Ada was charmed by
glimpses of the winding silver stream and
the wooded hills about it. All was very
lovely; yet something in the aspect of
the Old Hall made her shiver as she ap
proached it. It was very dark; only one
window seemed dimly lit; the front door
appeared to be hermetically sealed. But
Ada courageously rang and knocke 1, and
while she waited for an answer, filled up
the time by paying her surly driver the
fabulous sum he demanded of her. At
last the door opened; it moved slowly,
and on the steps stood a tall man. ,
"Are you the nurse?"
"Yes," answered Ada.
"I didn't suppose you could get here
to-night. Well, come in."
The coachman whipped up his horses
in the familiar style and rattled away. A
servant who looked like a groom . came
out and lifted Ada's box in'vO the hall.
A lamp stood on the table there, and by
its light Ada tried to discover what sort
of a house she was in. She was standing
iu a big, old-fashioned hall or house
place. Opposite her, his hands deeply
buried in his pockets, stood the man who
was evidently master.
"I told the maid to get a room ready
for you," he said. "The man shall light
you up there and you can see my wife in
the morning. Shall he bring you some
"If you please," said Ada. "First, I
will take off my hat, and if you will al
low me I'll go to my patient at once."
"Nonsense!" said Mr. Mertoun; "you
must rest after a journey."
"But it is my duty to see her first, if
you please, sir."
Adi. followed the man-servant upstairs
to a little bedroom where he left her, say
ing he would bring her some supper.
She washed her hands and combed her
bright hair. ' When he came back she
said: "Shall I find Mr. Mertoun down
"He's gone to his own room,' said the
groom, "and he says missus is asleep
and not to be disturbed."
"Which is her room?" asked Ada. "I
must know, because I have come down
to nurse her."
"I'll show you the door," said the
man. He led a little way along a corri
dor, and pointed up a short staircase.
"The door on the left," he said, and im
mediately hurried off, carrying his light
"This is a queer house," thought Ada.
However, she found her way back to her
own room by the glimmer of light from
its doorway. Then, taking her candle,
she went straight to the door of the room
the man had shown her. She knocked
gently; there was no answer. So she
quietly turned the handle and looked in.
A solitary candle lit a large room; she
could but dimly peiceive that on the bed
lay a woman who, seeing her, started up
as if in terror, and then fell helplessly
back agairr. Evidently this was the sick
room. Ada shut the door, put down her
candle, and approached the bed.
"Don't be frightened," she scid; "I
am a nurse your sister has sent down to
take care of you.
"1 thought you were a spirit, said
Agatha Mertoun; "I have had strange
visions to-day. Then she relapsed into
a silence, and seemtfti to forget Ada's
presence. After awhile she spoke agin
"I am dying," she said.
Ada went close to her and looked into
her eyes. They were very strange. Sud
denly the unhappy woman was seized
with a violent sickness. Ada, with her
quick wits, noticed Bome things which
made her wonder. When her patient,
weary and exhausted, lay baak again on
her pillow, she began to make a tour of
the room. There were a great many bot
tles in different places. She took out all
the corks and smelt at the contents. Sud
denly, while thus engaged, she hap
pened to look toward the bed, and met
Agatha's eyes fixed on her with a gaze
full of soma extraordinary meaning or
intelligence. It almost frightened even
the brave Ada. She put down the bottle
quickly and. went to the bedside. But
Agatha had olosed her eyes, as if too
weak to keep them open. Looking
earnestly at her, Nurse Hareourt realized
how wonderfully lovely she was, in spite
of the deadly pallor which lay on her
ace. Suddenly the sickness came again;
and then a violent spasm. 1
"This a queer sort of anaemia," said
Ada to herself; and, after a long look at
her patient, began to smell at the physic
bottles. Just then she heard a faint
sound at the door. Hastily approaching
it and opening it she saw Mr. Mertoun
disappearing through the opposite door.
"He wanted to' watch me," she thought.
"Now, what can this mean?" She locked
the door inside and continued her in
vestigation!, auauemy she came upon
a bottle inside a cupboard noarly empty,
the emell from which almost made her
cry out. But ahe remembered her
patient and refrained, bbe merely put
the bottle into her pocket, and then,
without hunting about any more, went
back to watch poor Agatha. The color
of her face grew steadily worse, and her
weakness was rapidly increasing.
" What on earth am I to do?" exclaimed
Nurse Hareourt at last, in this out-of-the-way
place? I can't see her die before my
eyes. If I could only get the doctoi?"
She had spoken out loud, thinking
Agatha quite unoonscious. But she was
not. She opened her eyes and appeared
to express something by their earnest
gaze. It seemed as if she understood
"It's the only thing to be done, I be
lieve," said Ada to herself; "and I'll do
it." She took out her watch and looked
at it half -past three. Going to the win- j
dow, 8ti3 drew the curtain a little aside.
There was a faint gray haze all over the
world; but the light would be enough to
find one's way by. and every moment
brought the dawn nearer. "If I did but
know the way," she thought. "Well; I
mnst wake up some one and ask it." j
Having made up ber mind, she no
longer hesitated. She took a final sur
vey of her patient and then left the room.
She locked the door on the outside, and
took the key with her. Quickly entering
her own room, she caught up hsr gray
cloak and traveling hat, and put them on
as she hurried down stairs. "If I only
knew where the servants sleep!" she
thought; "but I'm so afraid of rousing
Mr. Mertoun. I'll wake up some cottage
With some considerable difficulty she
J opened the front door, and then drew it
olose behind her without absolutely
shutting it, To her delight she found it
would stay so without moving; this
would enable her to enter the house
again quietly. As quickly as swift feet
would carry her, she hurried out of the
grounds. She saw no cottages; so she
went on along the widest road, hoping
to reach some habitation in time. To
her delight she saw at last a hedger and
ditcher trudging away to his work. She
ran after him, and, almost breathless
with her quiok movement and excite
ment, caught him by the arm while she
asked him her question.
"The doctor?" he replied. "Right on
till the cross roads, then to the right; not
inor'n a mile."
Not more than a mile! Nurse Har
court started off on her way gleefully.
That soon would be accomplished, she
thought. Had she but known how
strange is the Cornish mind on the sub
ject of distances she might have stayed
to ask further information. But, instead,
she hurried away, leaving the working
man to stare after ber in complete and
bewildered amazement. The cross roads
were reached before long, and then she
turned to the right and hurried quickly
alone the lonely road
At last Ada began to reflect on the fact
that she must have walked a great deal
more than a mile since her meeting with
the hedger and ditcher. In fact, she was
beginning to feel a little puzzled and
hopeless, for there was no sign of houses
Still she hurried on. hoping to meet
some one else who would direct her.
Suddenly on her ear fell the sound of
laughter high, clear, hearty laughter,
Odd, at this time in the morning; but.
nevertheless, the sound encouraged her
It came again and again, . and guided her
footsteps out of the high road into a
wonderfully quiet lane. The laughter
still went on ahead, like a mocking
spirit, as a will-o the-whip. But sud
denly Ada found herself close to a little
cottage, every window of which was bril
liantly illuminated from within. The
lower window? reached to the ground
and stood open, exhibiting nil the signs
of a late revel. Empty decanters aud
bottles, innumerable glasses, some packs
of cards aud the floor these things
caught Ada's qaick eye and made her
wonder; while leaning on the gate' of the
cottaare was an extremely handsome
young man dressed in white flannels. He
looked at Ada with the steady gaze of
astonishment. He was immensely sur
prised at the sight of a young lady in
gray, with an extremely charming face,
taking a-walk at four o clock on a misty
morning. Without a second s hesitation
she approached him
"Can you tell me where I ean find the
doctor's house?" she said, "a man I met
told me to come this way."
Her earneat tone seemed to rouse ifim
and make him understand that she was
out on business.
"Dr. Frere is the nearest resident doc
tor." he said, "and he lives a bout six
miles off. over there," pointing the way
Ada had come. "But if thera ia anything
I can do. let me help you. I am a doc
"You?" said Ada, her gaze wandering
from his sun-burned face, which had on
it the unmistakable up all-night expres
sion, to his white flatnel-clad figure, and
then to the cottage beyond, which
looked so absurd, iu the growing day
light, with a quantity of dying candles
burning on the tables.
"Its all right." he said, seeming to un
daratand her perplexity. "I'm Alan
Browne, of Wimpole-st. I'm down
here for the boating, and I've been
having a bachelor party. Didn't you
hear that fellow lau&rhin? as he went off
j jst now? I had to get four of the others
to take him away.
"I know your name," said Acta,
earnestly. "Gome with me. I ft in a
nurse from Mr. Edgar's home. I'm in
charge of Mrs. Mertoun up at the hall,
and she's dying. If you don't come at
once it may be too late
"What's the matter with her?" said
Dr. Browne. "I've got a pocket medi
cine case here; shall I bring it?"
Nurse Hareourt leaned on the gate rind
said something in a scarcely audible
voice: then she took out the bottle from
her pocket, and held it up for his in
'Impossible!" he exclaimed.
"Come and save her," said Ada, sol
Dr. Browne turned, hurried into the
cottage.and in little mora than a minute
reappeared with a small case in hid hand.
Seeing him ready to follow her, Ad-i tin
mediately started off as quickly an po.ssi
ble on her return road. Alan Browne
hurried after her, leaving the little cot-
with all its windows open and its candles
burning to show its disorder to any
passer-by who might chance to wander
"You are a very good walker," said
Dr. Browne, when he had got up with
"I believs I am," said Ada. and went
quickly on without any further remark.
These two, going swiftly through the
pale, ghostlike morning mist, would
have looked strange to any one who
could have seen them. Both were very
pale; Dr. Browne had got rather bored
by his bachelor party, which had lasted
too late fcr his taste; and then he had
been somewhat startled by Ada and what
she had said. Nurse Harcouit was white
with excitement and fatigue, although
she did not know it, nor know that she
was weary. She was intent upon return
ing to her charge; she was full of anxiety
as to what might have happened in her
"You know," said Dr. Browne, pres
ently, "this thing can't be possible. She
was a noted beauty; the men that stay in
Lostayvil go to" church to look at her.
Who could do such a thing?
"I can't sav, sir," said Ada; "but I do
not think I am mistaken."
Dr. Browne was so bewildered by the
unwonted manner of her introduction to
him that he fjrgot this vision of the
morning was a nurse; but Ads. remera-
bered his poshion, and addressed him
with the manner she used in sick rooms
quiet, but having in it an odd mixture
of defiance and deference.
Very little more passed between them ;
they walked so quickly that it was not
easy to walk. Dr. Browne covertly
observed his companion very earnestly.
As they reached the gates of the Hall
the stable clock struck five, and the gray
mist was beginning to lift a little and
glide away like the ghost of the dawn.
It had been a strange walk, though
neither thought of it at the time; but it
had the effect of making them feel as if
they had known each other for years.
The house was not awake yet; ail was
just as Ada had left it. She gently
pushed open the front door and led the
way into the dark interior. Up the dark
staircase the two crept like thieves. The
blinds were all closed, and only a faint
glimmer of light came in through the
chinks here and there. As the gray
figure and white figure came noiselessly
up the staircase, suddenly something
from the door of Mrs. Mertoun's room,
and with a horrible cry rushed across
the landing. It was the cry of a most
awful fear. It made Ada feel sick, and 1
she longed to sit nowu on the stairs, for
her legs gave way beneath her. But she
would not. She remembered her patient,
and getting out the key of the room,
opened the door and let Dr. Browne in;
theu she closed it behind them, and
locked it. Agatha Mertoun lay rigid,
like a lovely statue, on the bed. Her
eyes were staring and fixed and on her
lips was a foam. Nurse Hareourt looked,
at her with a sinking heart was it too
late? But she quickly threw adide her
cloak and prepared to wait upon Dr.
Browne, who soon became absorbed in
his task. He used strong measures and
watched their effect with anxiety. Nurse
Hareourt taw, with a curious sort of
satisfaction, that he was acting upon the
same idea with regard to the case which
she had offered him. He did not reject
it as impossible now. For two hours
this fixed attention continued; neither
left the bedside.
At last, Dr. Browne wont to the win
dow, and beckoned Ada to him.
"The servants will be
up now," he
said; "ask them to get you
You Jook perfectly worn out."
"I believe I am rather tired," she
said; "but I was right, wasn 1 1?
"luito right. he said; "and ,you
nave saved her lite by your piucs.
Thus comforted, Ada went away in
search of the servants. On the landing
outside the door she found the man eer
vaht whom she had seen the night be
fore. He was standing still, with a face
full of perplexity.
"Nurse," he said, "I believe master's
gone out of his mind. He has been
queer for some time past, but not like
"What is it?" asked Ada.
"He is sitting on his bed lar.ghing
and every now and then he stops, and
shrieks out suddenly that the'house is
full of gray and white ghosts I don't
like it it's awful."
Then Ada remembered that cry of fear.
"He must have seen me bring in Dr
Browne early this morning," she said
"ho is in his boating flannels. Mrs.
Mertoun was much worse in the nigh
and I went for a doctor. Dr. Browne
had better see your master."
The man looked a good deal be
wildered, but recovered himself su
.ciently to agree, and Dr. Browne heard
his tale. While the servant was gone.he
turned to Ada and began "lou know
the house better than I do perhaps you
can tell me
"Better than you do!" exclaimed Ada
"not much. I only got here last night
"Last night at eleven!" repeated Dr.
Browne. "Why, what a night of ad
venture you have naui rxo wonder you
look worn out. Well, can you tell me
who to send to, because there is evident
ly something very wrong here?"
"Yes. I can tell you that," she an
swered. "I have the address of Mrs
Mertoun's sister, who sent me down, sot
to whom I was to telegraph if necessary.
"That is all right," said Dr. Browne
"have you ordered any breakfast?"
"Not yet," she aswered.'
"1 will sentl the man to see that it is
got ready for you, and brought to your
room. Now go straight to bed.
'Thank you, sir," said Ada, "but how
can I leave Mrs. Mertoun?"
"I am not going away just yet; you
know I did not travel from town jester
day. I will have her attended to; and
you shall be called in four hours.
"Thank you, sir," said Ada again; and
went away down the now sunlit stair
case, on which her room opened.
"Thank you, sir!" repeated Dr. Browne
to himself. "What an extraordinary
little woman it is! And what eyes! By
Jove, it has been a nigut of adventure.
Ada got into bed, drank some warm
coflee, aud then ieii suddenly into a
deep, dreamless sleep. It was the re
pose of complete weariness. Four hours
later the maid knocked at her door. Ada
started up broad awake in an instant, and
as fresh as a flower, in a very short
time she was dressed and at the door of
her patient's room. The maid was in
charge; Dr. Browne had left her with
instructions what to do, and Mrs. Mer
toun seemed to be a little better. Agatha
was lying on a heap of pillows, looking
very white, and wild and strange. But
she was evidently in less suffering.
"My dear little nurse," she whispered
when Ada bent over her, "I know you
have saved my life. They will not tell
me where mv husbaud is, but you will.
Is he mad?"
I don't know anything," said Ada, "I
have been asleep all this time."
"ne must be, she went on. "I am
sure he was not in his right mind or he
would never have attempted what he did
you believe me, don t you? He loved
me when he was himself; but sometimes
ho had: awful fits of jealousy, when I
have thought before now that he would
try to kill me. It was in one of those fits
that he brought me here; and it has
been growing on him. When we were
married I was thought a beauty; and he
was always lancying i snouid get tired
of him. Oh, nurse, lam sure he was not
in his right mind. You will tell the
doctor so, won't you?"
"lea, yes, I will, said Ada, "and in
deed I think so; I should have said so
in any case. And the servants told me
this morning that he was not in his right
"Ah. then it will be all right," said
Agatha, with a sigh of relief. Ada under
stood theu that this beautiful woman
still loved tho husband who had at
tempted her life, and that her great
dread was lest he should be held ac
countable for his attempted crime.
Late that night Zoe Conington arrived
with her husband; they brought with
thorn a "mental" attendant, who imme
diately took entire charge of Edward Mer
toun. The dreadful thing which Ada had
discovered and prevented was kept a se
cret by those who knew of it.
Every day, after Zoe arrived, Agatha
insisted that her dear, little nurse, as she
called Ada, should go out for a walk.
The country around the Old Hall was
exceedingly beautiful; to wander about
in it was the keenest pleasure possible to
the country-born girl. Zoe did all she
could to make her happy, but she found
that nothing pleased her so much as the
fresh air and the wild flowers. But Zoe
one day corned a great piece of gossip to
her sister'a sick room.
"My dear," she said, "I know now
why Nurse Ada is so fond of the held.
Dr Browne meets her. They will be
telling us they are engaged soon!"
And so they did. One day tney came
in together with a conscious look of
guilt. Dr. Browne says that when he
asked Ada a question, which girls reply
to generally in either a sentimental or a
scornful manner, Ada merely said: .
"Thank you. sir." The Whitehall Re
Ribbon trimmings were never worn in
greater profusion, or showed greater
variety of material, coloring and design.
The most expensive of these are hand
painted, broad silk or satin sashes, with
groups of flowers, Cupids' heads, mosses,
ferns and swinging garlands of straw
berries and vines, painted on the ends.
These sashes make an elegant finish to a
ohild's or young lady's toilet.
DR. IIKXLEY'S TRIUMPH.
Fruition of a
Life of Sclentl
MIND OVER MATTF.K.
There 13 no man on the Taoific coast who h
established so wide-spread and honorable a re
u tat ion as a chemist and compounder of valuable
medic nes sa Dr. Henley of this city. Havi
resided on the western bIojkj of the continent
a period ot thirty four years, twenty of whibb
have been passed in this city. Dr. Henley is ejii
inently qualified by experience as well as sciqn
tific attainments to understand the peculiarities
of this climate, the diseases most to be guarded
ajrainst and the remedies for their cure. The
Doctor has nut upon the market, io the r
many medical preparations that have won wo
wide tame tor their excellence. 1 he people have
learned from experience to place implicit eotjil
dence in what he savs, because he never has de
ceived theoj. But his greatest triumph is
last, which is a tonic just put on the market,
ins an extract ot cbxehy, beef and iron
is compounded and put up in common sized hot
ties, diluted in pure conueuseu wine, a uos
a wine glassful to be taken as often as the stom
ach and system seem to require the tonic
nourishment. It is as delicious as it is nu
tious. One pound of the extract contains the
tire nutriment contained in forty pounds ot
finest of beef. The medical qualities of the
cry are well known as being alterative, tonic
sedative, while the purest aud best pieparat
of iron addd, lornid a combination ol med
properties never before equaled. This unequaled
discovery of Dr. Henley is now to be had at
place of busin 63 on Morrison street, between
Fourth and Fifth, opposite Multnomah block
any quantity do-ired. It is rapidly coming
use and its Qualities and efficacy as an innocent
but certain builder up of debilitaj
systems are becoming ktiown to all who have
tested it virtues.
Hodge, Davis A Co- Tortland Oregon, are the
wholesale agents for th)3 valuab e article.
W. II. Towne, of the San Francisco Gallirr.
corner of Morrison and First streets, I'ortlJnd,
has excellent facilities for producing good phblo-
graphic work. His gallery is large and
veniently arranged, and as far as beauty
cerned, is one of the handsomest on the Fai
coast. The work done at Mr. Towne's is unex
celled anywhere, for he keeps abreast of the
times in all advances of the art. One of Mr.
Towne's great specialties is ch ldren's pictd
aud he has taken may excellent ones of ti
A visit to Portland should not be made without
a call at the San Francisjo Gallery, -where
readers will always be sure of a cordial recepU
even if they only desire to look at Mr. Tow
works of a:t instead of sitting for a photo
A new feature of Port'and is a homcep.T
nharmacv. lately opened bv Messrs. Paul fl
Sender fe Co , at 93 Morrison street. Their
dollar medicine case 6houId be in every family
for emergencies. Sent free on receipt of price to
anv part of the country. Ilomoepathic cough
and croup svrua u the remedy for coughs
Slavru's feinlte t lifrry I'ootU FM.
An aromatic combination for the preservation
of the teeth and gums. It is far superior to any
preparation of its kind iu the market. In li rge,
handsome ophI pots, price fifty cent. For sale
bv all druggists. Hodsre, Davis Jc Co., whole
sale agents, PortlaMd, Oregon.
DON'T BUY BOSS BOOTS UNLESS
YOU WANT TIIE BEST. SEE THAT
OUR NAME IS ON EVERY PAI
AKIN. SELLING & CO.
At Memphis recently, the graves
Confederate dead in Elmwood cemc
were decorated with the usual cere
For the best ihotoerath9 in Orpcon.go lo F.
G. Abeli's gallery. 167 First street, Portland. His
work will bear the most searching test.?, for t is
made bv trenuine artists, who understand heir
Koarine cataracts of honest apolanse, foaming
oceans of fuu. aud the best show ot tlio sclison
now being held at the Elite theatre, Portland,
Oregon. Kegular prices ib and 50 cents.
Turkish Ecos. Send to John B. Garrison,
167 Thirl street Portland, for catalogues of ie-
Garrison repuirs all kinds of sewing machines.
Take Win. Pfunder's Oregon Blood Purifier.
Porllaiifl Muss DirecH I
doors, sAn axp n i. n.
F. K. 1IFACII fc CO lo;t Front Ni.-lMUers
in Paints. Oil anil
HHimIs S..m. for V I
(llttKs, Doom, Windows
e Lit an1 'Htnloene,
l.KAII(.l MllK; IIOlNK.
J. It. KOHHIVN .V le-iU FI RNT H
lioli'Miilf nan rt'Utll K-alfrs in flanon.
HiK-t music aii'l .Musical Merchandise, Plr
FruuieH mid Mouldings. Country orders will receive
HOOK. HI X HER
J. It. MOUTIU KR. I'orlland bianK bootc 1111111:1
factory, ' '.vaMiiuuuon ureet, Portland, )r. Hie
reliable erttHllish;innt. Tiptop tor good work.
BliuiU book with iHfed !n;t'lme- mrule n tvwth'ty
HERO Ks fc VUSPER, 47 t:n k.-MonnmHus
Tombs, Headstones, etc.. f.irnlsln"t iri It tl an and
American inurb'e. tJountiy orders tilled promptly.
peini lor prices ana i- Kitcns
fOIIPKR A IUMILTO.V, Civil Knsflneers
Surveyors, Koum l-i, Hri National HanK lji:t:linK
Portland, Or. All kinds of surveying and drop
done In any part of the country.
EMPIRE HAKEKV 12 Washington. Yofes &
Puhr, Props. Manufacturers ot Pilot bread, akla.
Picnic, Butter, Boston, Sugar and Hboe Hy crackers.
Orders from the trade oolloited and promptly at
Iv KIV X E Y. Attorney
and Counselor at
Law KiHim fi UfIluiu'i bolldlnir. I,eeal busl
pcrtalnlnif to Letters Patent for In vent ions,. b4for
t tie Patent Ofnce or In tbe Courts, a special! t.
milE WIIITE-TIIE LARGEST
JL the latest Improved White ewin machines
8-Mit to tilts coast has Just been rereiwd at Oarrl
sewiinr machine utore, 197 Third street. The W'lJite Is
steadily increasing In public favor Eight yeartt use
In Oregon has proved it to be one or the memt hfira-
ble machines In the world. Agenta to sell wantifd In
every tow n in Oregon.
EYE & EAH INFIIUIAltY
SANITARIUM, OR HOME FORTHESI
Uaciidttm Bnud, bt. lrter uiid wood
Mouth Poitliwd, Or,
Dr. Ptkliigtoii, late Professor of Eye fc Ear p!sass
in the ,mhiu'i ili'uartment ol Wllianu-lle i niv
i su v
has erected a Gne huildinx. on a beautiful elevnt
the south part of the c-lty, aod Is prepared to as
date patients sufferinr from all diseases of I he 1
KAK or TM ItOAT. Also will pay Keeial altentl
persons laboring under Chronic. jervous unec
and to diseases peculiar to women, anil receive al
ted number of cases expecting co'iliiiemeut.
The Intention ts to provide a llot.ie. for such
with all the beat hygienic agencies combined wit
best medical skill to be had in the metnixil'-
tVinsultine ohvsh'ian and surtreon lr. Philip Harvey
Prof, of diseases of women and children In the nttldlcal
department Willamette University.
Also Dr. J. AL K. IJrowne, Prof, of Physiology
dep't. Willamette L'nlveraltv.
F or any aiuouut f references and circular. a1 lressi
1H. J. It. riLKIXUTO.V.
Cor. 1st nud Wudllngtnn Nta.. Portland j
MADE IN THE
Highest Style of tho AW
I. G. DAVIDSON,
Full Set of Teeth for $ 1 0
mct-'-ci, trirri.n A T inw RATES: SAIIsri
1 ,.Vr.,.Y. tlas administered. Denial krad-
uate"" pnjuiiN nnos.;
Room M. Utiioo BlooW. Htark street entrant
USE ROSE PILLS.
BGTfKK TUAH OOLD.
CALIFORNIA FRUIT SALT.
A Pleasant and Efficacious Remedy.
IF YOU HAVE ABUSED YOURSELF
By over indulgence In eating or drinking; have sick
or nervous headache: dryuevs of the skin, with a
feverish tendency; night sweats and sleeplessness; by
all means use
Seven's California Fruit Salt,
And feel young once more. It Is the woman's friend.
Try It; 1 per bottle: b-utles fortV For sale bv all
druirgLsts. H01M1K.UA VIM & CO.. Wholesale Agents.
JOHN B. GARRISON, Propr.
All (ho T.emlintr Sewing Machines, Oil,
Neeillcs, Attachments ami (ieau
lue I'artfc for Rale.
AH kinds of Kewincr Machines Kcjtaired
uikI V. arriiiiteil.
(IKNF.KAL AGENT I'OK
Ilis Es:-ili and Whits Ssrisg Miiss.
(iKXKUAL AGENT FOR
WE TURKISH RUG PA TTERNS.
(EN EUAL AGENT I'pn
T .E UNIVERSAL FASHION CO'S PERFECT
SAN FBAXCISCO GALLLUT,
ll O t; O IT T Tt 3i O I
Corner l'irs-t anl ilorrison Street.
r VOUTUKD OREGON.-
WILLIAM BECK & SON,
Wholesale end retail dealers in
Sharp's, Kemiugton's, Ballard's, Marlla
aud Winchester Repeating Rifles.
jColt's, Remington's, Parker's, Moore's and
Baker's Double and Three-Barrel
BREEC1I-L0ADIXG SHOT GUNS.
Of every description and qualitf.
LEADEBS, FLY HOOK", 11ASKKT8,
Hrulded aud Tapered Oil !k Elnes,
SIX' SPLICED SPLIT BAMKOO RODS,
Sturgeon Elne and Hooka of all Kind.
165 and 107 Second Street, Portland.
Land and Immigration Company.
Ofllrfi Rooms 40 and -11 I'lilou Dlork,
P. O. CWI.STROM.
Th:s Company oprraten throughout Orofron, Wash
ington, Iilnli') ntii Montn::u
1-iinds of nil kiln's bou;;ht nml moM.
Immigrant Colonization a Specialty.
Headquarters for all land net-UeM.
Description of (iovvriuiieiit and other wild lands
Information 'ven on all hratu-hes of bnginofw.
Correspondence sulk-lied and communications
P. O. . '
WILL BE PAID TO ANY PERSON PKODCO
luff a more effectual remedy tban
Dr. Keek's Sure Cure for Catarrh,
Which has mood the tent for fourteen years. Thysl
clans. Druggists, and all who have uwd and thor
oughly tested it, pronounce It apeel Ae for the cure of
it, price $1.
inai loamsome aisease. irj iu Your druggist has
vt. kecic thoroughly understands, and is eminently
successful in the treatment of all chronic ant. dim-
ealt tUaewsea of both wxm and nil am. ha vine
made a specialty of their treatment for fourteen years
He treats Gaaeerwttbont using the knife. Ills favor
It prescription is furnished to lady patient Free.
NO lady Should be Without It. Ynunir. mlili1li.irl nr
old, male or fesoale, Insanity or a life of suffering ts
jourineYiwMs doom unless you apply in time to the
physician who understands, and la competent to treat
your case. Waste no more time nor money with in
competent physicians. All communications attended
with dispatch, and are strictly confidential. Medi-
clnea sent to any part of the country. Circulars, teatl-
a list of printed questions furniahed on
cKinr.avrionf fuel inclose
KJiCK. No. 16 .first street. Portland. Or.
ree-cent sxamrk for lint ajwl ailivn rR JiUK
HflTrlrnn' fin no Finn firm nlfnTmh"
0J&BS MlGblUdlUl UinMll
I lOCTP OR HHY. PRICK 100: "ATMOSPHERIC
M J 1
nsurtlttt.ixs." price 50c Dry Cure ana inaunia-
Un mailed on receipt of price, with full clirecuori roj
use.i. N. ;. SKIDMOKK A Co.. DniKTHU i '
ir.i P,,-il.n.l t tr. ju.I Airenut lor ue
C. E. McHKEEN'S
( UEENS WARE BAZAAR,
e? Uorrlnan Street. I'orllnna, ur
1 furnishing store In Portland. Tea and IJlnncr
All Woods below First Ktreet Frlcea.
IS THE OSLT FI KMT CI. AH"
Familj' Kcstauraut in Portland.
USE ROSE PILLS.
1117 Third St.,
BOSS BOOTS ARE BEST.
THEY ARE ALL SADDLE SEA3IJS.
BITY SO OTHER.
See that Onr Same Is on Every 1'alr.
JTo. XX Kearsy street, . F.
Treats all Chronic and Special Dl
-rrrno MAY BP.
RL'FFKRIMI FROM THE K"F
fects of youthful follies or iili.'retion. will do
well to avail themselves of thl, the r-atest doou
ever laid at the uilar or-siiiienng uuuiamiy. un.
8PINNKY will gttunMer to for elt $'00 for eery
case ot rSeinluttl WeaWi.evt or private diseases of any
kind or character n incj he unji-rlnkea aud falls t
cure' uiDi.r,Ai:u ui:.
There are many st the age of thirty to sixty who arc .
troiibled with t' O treiuent evacuations of tnebladder,
often accompanied ly a slight siunrting or bnrniosj
sensation and a wcakeiii'ii; of the system I" a mann.f
the patient cannot account for. On examining ti
urinary deposits a ropy sediment w-il often he found,
nnd sometimes small itrtl. l-sof alhunier will appear,
or the color will be t t a Ihlu imlWish hue. Again
dimming to a dark and torpid napearance. There are
many men who die of this iiini. ulty, ignorant of the
ituse, which Is the second stHue of Sentlnsl Weakness,
br. 8. will guarantee u periert cure Iu all swh cases,
aud a healthy restoration of the genitor uulnary or
Oilice Hours 1(1 to 4 and,U lo . Kundnys from 10 ta
II A. M. CousultutLi'ii iree. j liorough examination
and advice, 5. ' .
Call or adore s 1U- ' IS Si KY At CO.,
No. II KVarii.v-ftrect.saii franc.Boo, Oal.
AN UNPARALLELED OFFER!
1st -dents' Orlde Ojaru : inual pi ice, 7 50; price,
s2 SO. Cut represents section, x4 Rize.
2d Klegant brilliant bcarf I'm ; regular price,
5: M SO.
3d Oents' King: tit card over finger for size. 2;
usual price, f5.
4th Breastpin, a gem, l .7): iikmhI price, 43.
Klh A beautiful Itosom 8tud, Very lilUlttUt, 1 60;
usual price, (. i
6th Ijulles brilliant Kur rrops.l no. Usual prtee.lS.
We will return mo ey on nny of these goods If tney
are not sup -rlor to your autlcliallons, knowing tbat
no such offer bus been made before Mend money or
der If posHible.and address TII K MORTON AGENCY
I'ortland. Oregon. I'. U.bui
OREGOa CltiQD PURtFlsn.
H. P. GREGORY S CO.,
No. o 'orth Jrout St., between A and B.
JOHH A. CUILD. WALTEK A. G RADON
John A. Child
Rubber Oeoda aa4
Special attention gtf
II y Mall.
lOl sfnd St., Portland. Or.
13ott'cd exprmly for the
PACIFIC COAST TRADE.
Superior in quality aud purity to all olben.
One Trial Will Convlnco.
CHARLES KOHfi & CO..
41 1'iunt Mre. I'.rllanil, Or,
USE ROhK PILLS.
I.OOC Orc.vis. fl
!n -Half. Ili.y IJ
J. A. STR0W1SR1DGE,
XIRKCT IMPONTKB AND DKA1.KR fW
LEATHER & FINDINGS.
18J FKOXT STREET.
CF.S. FRFELAND & ROBERTS,
Cor. First fc Ynmtiltl fats., fort land. Or.
(t'avldxin's Photograph Gallery.)
es-JUnt-clam work at the cacst ieaacnfrbla
IIse both had msny year experience In Oregon
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