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THE CLOAK OF TRUTH.
A BOKAXCB POK TOCFO
In a far-oS ooraer of Eaitera India
tliere lived, in the daja when fairiea (till
Tiaited tbia earth, a li^le girl wbote napie
wat Toddi. Her parenta were poor and
bad to work bard and eontinuouillf to
gain eves the amall amount on which
Oriental laborera afe able to lupport life.
Poor little Tuddi'a childhood war
very foil of pleaaure. Por her were
of the toya and garnet that modern (kill
and ingenuity hare fashioned to make
the sesBon of youth enjoyable.
In the cold aeason Yuddi wai coca-
•tonally eent to atchool presidod orer by
a wiM old Brahnio, Rbaata, who for
few "pice," aa the amatleat natire coin
called, taught bis pupils at much at their
brains eould absorb in the limited time
they gave to study.
Many people think that India is a land
where great heat prevails the year round.
Tbit is true only of certain of the eouth-
em parta; hut in the north, where there
are some of the highest monntaina in the
world, and wbgre farming is carried
in the valleys between lofty hills or upon
very elevsted plateaus, the cold in win
ter, and during the long "rainy
is often intense. Poor Yuddi frequently
suffered much from the bitter weather,
her clothing being thin and scanty, while
the walls of the hut and the loosely-fit
ting doorway admitted a great deal of
The dearest wish of her heart was for
warm cloak, in which she could
brave the cold when she was allowed to
•go to aehool, and wrap herself at nij.
Often and often the prayed that such a
good gift might be sent to her, but for a
long time in vain, bhehad^rdagreat
deal about Fairies who witched over
good children, yet the one who otsght to
have atUnded on her bad sever made
berselfknown. With the awcet,trustiog
faith of childhood, Yuddi did not give
way to despair, but only strove to be a
better girl, believing that if her guardian
bad not come,' it was because she bad not
deserved the boon.
Late one night, after Yuddi had been
asleep for several hours, she was startled
from her alumber by a voice calling in
the awretest tones she had ever heard
"Awake. Yuddi, and see what I have
brought thee!" The child sat up on her
bed of dried rice-leaves, rubbed her
astonished eyes, which at length showed
to her the most beautiful being she bad
ever seen. Yuddi knew at once that
was a Fairy. It waa not however such
creature as ourWestem writers hove told
us of, or that we «e in pictures or upon
the stage in pantomimes and ipectacular
irfays, Jt was not dressed in white gauze,
dor did it have bullcrfij-like wings and
a magic wand. Nol this was an Indian
Fairy, with a dark olive-tinted skin, and
with bate a.-ma and feel. Hound the
body was wound in numerous folds
scarf of lome many-colored material, i_
which ihone tijreads of gold. The folds
fell almost to the knees, below which
appeared Ioom trouaers of a semi-trans-
pMcntailver gauze. Round her wrisu
end ankles were znaaiive rings studded
A liBgle diamond, brilliant as the
"Kobiooor" itself—Queen Victoria’a
richest jewel—glittered on herforehesd,
this seemed to flow a soft light, which
Mffuted the hut. Once, when at the
Bazaar, Toddihad seen a Neolch dancer,
who bom a faint reaembhnee to the
Pally, lliat dancer had been, till now.
her ideal of beauty, but ahe mw at once
how surpnsringiy lovely wm the present
but she glanced round with aome anxiety
to see if her parenta wm awake. They
werealeepi^ aotudly, and Yoddl could
Bot help feeUng glad ahe bad this
loTeiy vision all to bendf.
‘T am awake,” she mid; "what css
Taddi, tbs little danghter of Bi Liigi,
"Kothing, diild,” aaswered the Paliy.
•1 am coma to sarvs you. Yon have
longed for aclodtiaee,! have brought
pea eoe,” and aha held np befora Uif
giri'a delighted gau Urn moat exguUte
gwment toe had ever beheld. Itwmot
toe porato whita lesto'e wod, and round
toe ooDar andedgmwan smbnridrmrd
In iMten of gold aome d toe vlamt mr-
''Taa, my chOd. tf yoocaakeip toe
ooadittoas of toagift. Tktt la toe
ef Trsto,'Hd neat
m dectorm er ignlnrnli^ bn It
rne IMhkibnvvN *Will|r»wg
4gair hi It to Mtmi ef tomlag aamlai
Ifin yn take It and wear Itf*
Now Tuddl had alwayi been a vmy
good UMe girl Her mother had tau^l
her how wicked It.wm to lie, and the
teaching bad gone home. It waa not,
however, witbont soma little tremor that
‘T will take it, and try to be worthy
to wear it, oh my good Fairy.”
"Hat ia welt I hope yon will keep
it long. But there are other eondillons
to the gift. If the fatal word appears on
it, yon must initnntly (aka it oiL Then
the scarlet lettem will fade away, and
you must find some one to take It from
you. That person you must watch. If
he or she wears It in truth and purity all
is well; if not, you must aeak tiUyoa can
discover a proper and faithful owner.
Will you premise to do all tbisf"
"I wiU,”.repli^ Tnddi, who was so
determined to deserve to keep the cloek
that the la^ttamed conditions did not
greatly trouble her.
"Then let me place it round yoar
shoulders; and mav all the Powers of
Good grant you strength long (o retain
With infinite gentlenem and tenderness
the Fairy wrapped Yuddi in the cloak
and laid her bsek npon the mstling
couch. A moment later and tU was dark
and still. Lulled by the warmth of her
covering Yuddi sank almoat in
stantly into sleep. When she awoke
again the morning was far advanced.
Her father bad long gone to his daily
toil: but her mother stood over her look
ing to wonder at the magic garment.
'la the names of Brahma, Siva and
Vishnu," exclaimed the wondering
woman, when she perceived her daughter
to be fully aroused, "where did yon get
that cloak 1"
Then Yuddi told the marvelous story;
and tbs good woman, who bad a strong
belief in the supernatural, and who,
moreover, had never had csum to doubt
her child's veracity, accepted it witbont
You are indeed blessed, my only one,”
•he said as she clasped her to her breast.
'Strive to retain the Fairy'a gift.”
All that morning Yuddi waa intensely
happy, but at thn hour of noon her
father came home to his meagre dinner.
He, too, saw the cloak, and was told its
history. But he scoffed at the tale, and
accused poor Yuddi of having found or
stolen the cloak and (hen attempting to
deceive him. The poor little girt waa
deeply wounded. Never before had her
word been mistrusted. On telling the
story the second time to one who was
unsympslbetic, the began to realize how
almost imposaible it sounded. So, later,
when she went out wearing the cloak,
and some children crowded around her,
and asked where she got it, she unhap-
pily equivocated. In an instant the
dreadful word "falsifier,” in thefigtolng
letters of tell-tale scarlet appeared upon
her back. Her companioni ran from
her screaming with fear. Yuddi tore off
the cloak, and almost biinded with bitter
tears rushed borne, and sobbed out her
unavaitiug grief to her mother. That
good woman comforled her as well as
(Kusiblc, and tried to show the child
that even if she bad loat the cloak, ahe
had been taught a lesson which she
ought never to forget.
Yuddi was, however, almost heart-
broken, and it wosonly when her mother
reminded her that she still owed a duty
to the Fairy, that ahe roused beiaelf a
little from her eorrow. "I will keep my
word in that at least," ahe said. "1 will
go to the good Rhasta, my master, and
offer it to him." Without lots of time
she sought the wise old man, told her
story end offered the cloak.
"Hy child," he said, as be took it, "I
will try (o wia^ it But I am old and
know the world and men welL To
few it can be given to be afaeoluteiy
truthful. 1 fear 1 am not of tboae. Come
me in the morning.
When Yuddi returned Rhasta waa no
longer wearing the cloak.
‘I have loit it sooner than I expected,
my child. You know how poor I am
and how few pupila I have. Last night
the father of ^om Oat came to me and
aaked how his aon wu getting on. 1
thought to myielf, if I tell him bow
hopelcHly stupid Rhum Oat is, be will
be taken away. I did not tell the truth,
and I am pnniabed, for 1 have lost both
cloak and pupil. Tfneo (be father aaw
the word upon my beck be aaid hit ton
should eome to me no longer.”
Again Yuddi reaumed her quest for a
wearer of the cloek. Among othera the
took it to a famous lawyer. "Child,
have you come to mock meT” he cried.
"1 eould not keep it an hoor, and do my
beet for my dlestt. I might ka^ U
aa boor If I were asleep, tbou^ I
iieve I eoBetlfnea talk in my alaep,aoevnB
(hen I couldn’t be sure of H.”
Oaee nme the weaiy •eeroh began. A
wiea woman, famoue ita hethe and madi-
dnci, refoeed to try it "Did I tdl
ttA pnople tba truth aboat than-
■alvee they would ettrriy die. whan, if I
' haa hape ibmt k a ptutthk cteaea
for Omb. If I told othan et what my
laadidBai aca anda, they would laoM
CaMhlnthaB. Taka aw^ your cloak.”
afttr day peer Taddi ooatlHid
lhatHfcvkiah*abapn to think «M
IM. Mb^ took *adMfc«to hid
TChMofthair gofids; ttanahutwi,
trough lelUBgsdnHantadKtlata; and
avan aa artirt, who waafaaaadaaaiaakar
aftatideal tn^ throng wOfolly at
tempting to improve on aatora in hli
landaeapee and by gromly flattering In
his portrdts, llkewim loat it.
Atiuttha deepairing Tuddl gdned
audience with the wiseet man in the land,
the King’s Chief Councilor. ‘Toumust
be very young and ianooent to eome to
me, my child,” he eald when ahe had
told the reason of her visit. “Eaow that
U I told the truth to my Royal Haator
about some of our foreign relations, or
when be asks me what hia people think
of him, I should need about a hundred
lives a year.”
"Then let me aea the King,” boldly
cried Yuddi; "beat least baa none to
"You think ao, child} Well, I will
contrive you aball tee him. But yon
may have to wait a long time.”
Yuddi answered that she did not cars
bow long. The cloak wu becoming an
intolerable burden Is her, never long ab
sent from her eight, and it wu in bar
mind night and day, sleeping or waking,
She had need of all her parience, for
kings are not eadJy seen, espedally by
the children of Ryots,u the Indian peas
ants are called.
When ahe wu admitted -to the great
presence she knelt, covered her fsce, and
wu for a time too frightened to speak,
The King finally eucoeeded in reassuring
her. and she told her CQund.
"And so you think,” Hid the monarch,
“that kings can be more truthful than
other people! You never made a greater
mistake. You are too young to under
stand all the reasons why we are com
pelled to falsify and deceive; but I will
tell you one or two: Bometimea I have
to meet a neighboring sovereign who is
jealous irf me or I of him—with whom,
perhaps, I have been at wv, and who hu
killed (faouunds of my people; yet !
have to call him *my loving brother.' I
have to put up with Hinistera I detest,
because the people demand that they shall
be in office. I have to toll my subjects
that I know they will cheerfully pay
taxes and vote supplies, when I feel the
doing ao will make them suffer terribly.
Qo, my child. Kings can speak leas truth
than their poorest aubjccts,"
On leaving the palace Yuddi met an
old, old man—a kind of priest, or der
vish. who frequently presched to the
people and in the intervals of bis preach
ing begged for enough to keep him alive.
He wu clad in the most wretched rags,
snd, u a Yuddi passed, he asked for
•omethimg to ge^ood and clothes. Im
mediately she ol^^ him the cloak, ex
plaining upon what conditiona he could
“1 think I can keep it, my daughter.
Come to me here to-morrow and see."
The oezt day Yuddi found him, still
wearing the cloak, and with ita spotless
"Howiiitthat you alone have been
•ble to wear this for a day}” she asked.
"1 will try to tell you, my lisugbler.
I am very old and have no wants but
food and clothing. When I ask for
money for these, I speak the truth. 1
uk no man to build mo a hotue or
temple; therefore. I seek no morcth
my daily food. I have no fitends whom
1 must flatter and no enemies 1 n
I have outlived all but my Ic-
and His creatures, and I have no
to do good to them. I tell them that for
their welfare here and hereafter they
must refrain from evil, and I call to them
hourly to leave the wrong and aeekihe
right. ’Whatreasoo have I to tell
thing but the truth! I thank you for
your eloak, and I hope to wear it till 1
die."—Julian Xaynui, in UtaEpoch.
Ihare an 35,000 workman angaged tn
tbo rubber indnitry of America. The
newsyndleato vf Importors and manufae- I
turen repreaenta a eapitalot $80,000,000. '
The annual product is worth $100,000-
* * Rsptarv redkally cured, aho
piles, toman and Ostalm. Famptdst at par-
Boolm 10ecottin staoips. World'sDIwui-
mij Mntirel AsuelaUec, BoMo, h. T
IS vbe’d »s*sr do again.
H Ifce Mbsr, ttvoagh ttM doer
ABdisg flw wim wrathful cry,
nrawB hu bsavsdaliMTy 01.*
A rtad Com sI PoImsIm
la that of aey man or woman afllietel with
... . —. • of the liver, reailUn*
atioas In the btood,
, sick-beedaches, ana
dianaee of the kidneys, lunn or hurt. Tbm
tnnblmcanbecured only by going to the
primary cause ond putting the liver In a
h this result
, ^ .ms prored
iMteoefflcaciotis u Dr. Pierre's “UoMen
Medical Dheovery," which has never failed
‘ the workrlaimeri for it, anil nerer will.
Mra James Denfaolin, Roodeblocni, Cape
sfi. Pail Peiertstlsa
Tamar atalrm eS^rv
iBT a 00. Oiadaasd, n
Tewn^huccosented to act
C T. u. Vie^Fruidiaot for
Dasshlers, Wives, Melherk
Bend forPampUeton FWnale l>iseues,fie«.
acnrelyMled. I)r. J. B. Mi^bisi, Dtlca,N.Y
iflittflA Hap Ftaerfor tumt^
- the rfftet
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Apply Balm InloeBcfamstrQ
,mt fejrnearl* ’
Ma to «a i
iklVthe CoOaae Praaldi
nl may otbM aerlee
II Is a llbtsfT to .eaetatM_^ ^
aad the aaseare of dl other boeta. With tfate
and the BIMA »e oleW S*
the world a^ and no grett laefc—/ad^mdmr.
6.a C. nenitun ACO.. Pnh'n-.BsrUfOeU.Hari.
a H b'*>M
Do Not Neglect
nattlrsdraaUBa,lBpara blood, dinnasarursatlas,
It at baallh, la Urn* (o
loss sad tatore res lo perfect be
Ik Hood's Bs/sspatllla Ibst beavlasss
lefti tbs dsllnew IB mr bead, sad (h
floomr, deapoodenC fedeas disappeared. IbefaBk
tetstrcBasr, mj blood gsloed better etrealsUoa. Ub
CBldawi lo mr bsBds mod feet ka me. ead mj kM-
sera do aot bolbor na at beroce." 0. W. Hotb A(
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IT Wll.L BTOH VOMITINO IN l■RKONAHCV.
IT WII.I, KXLIKVB UONhTIl-ATtON.
Peraommrr romplslou snd Cbmiilc UlarrlKas. .
wblch sn> the direct rwnlu of Imperfect diceeUoo. ,
IKOESTVI.IN wiUetTwtsa ImmedLsie csre.
TeksDYuesrTUNfiwaUpsIos sod dJacedms of
tbssiomwii; ther sll oome Tram todlnetkm. Ask
he act besiute to smd rmir nooer. Our aoueats
In this dissdu, Piso’i
Con for Consumption is
found u nsaful u any
In a great many catu it
will girt relief that ia al
most aqual to a enra.
mthout tiTing B yon
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Bold by druggists every
Oona where tha WeodbtnaVwvjsIfe.
Ms are utart, fast ‘’Beean oa Bdsa*'baasa
ihim. aeanoot Bsts.l(iea, BoddMS, Water
Bus. Rlea. Beettea, MeSsTliitA Muuttiiw,
"BonoH oat Rats "to a pall of wHlmraU,
tbs whole tnberar or IbeHauwTtluMc
ahdouUdaofOieniUa, Theeuwls laSu
of plasCer. or whet isbatsw sir
slafteil Uoie. ■neb atiiOJds
npon Uusunah mtstDar, so am
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it on plaoU ireos er shrubs when damp u
wet, and la luUe efloecire wbesi mted wKh
llM duoied on wtthont meUtus. Wbfls In
ltd ooDeenunted etau It Is tha BtestaoUvw
u above la oumarwtivrtr hTinltu to dU-
mala or penoos, in day qnanSIty Oav wnmM
If prefSRvd lo tae to Unskf fas
I (&i of t he fol I Btrenttti‘‘Boeai
LITTLE LIVER PILLS.
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W” Sagarveosted Granuiss or Pills.
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Wt UJAM Ramicb, Bsu. Of Vladcn. Ecoren OmnCir.
Krhntaka, wrlico: "I was Uoublnl with oolls fur
thlrty rears. Knar yran asu I wu ao siUcted with
Uriu that 1 could DOC walk. I Niught tsre boltks
of Dr. Ptme's Pleasant Purastlve Alices, and to»k
CKM, 'PellM' sftfT each meal, till all wese (one. Iiy
had no bnlla, and bare had dodo Afncr. I tuve aMo
beadai-tie. Wbeu i fcvl It cnmlns «n,
Auaclce, and i
and pcnnanentlr cured by Uw use of Di.
Plcrec's i’haunut I'uraaUvc Pellets. In ex*
' D of Uk rvoMNlJal power of tbcoe
i-ciiets over so groat a variety of diseaaoa.
It may truthfully be mid that Ibelr action upon tbo ayatno Is
UDivenal. not a gland or tiasoe cwtvping tholr aanalivo Influenor.
Bold by drugglalA. for H ceota a vlal. Maoufactun-d at tbo Cbmn-
leal LaDontory of WoBLU’S DniwsAUT Mapicai. Association,
o * Poileia,' and am reUoved o:
Hra. C. W. Brows, of trapaJmteta, Ohio,
a rt: "Your‘Pkaani IbirgaUve I’clIcU'aro
(bout question the beet eatharUo nvrr
aoU. They are also a umm eacma remedy
for torpor of tbo Uver. Wc have owd them
for years la our Umlty, snd ksvp theo in
mils square aadstx^-i
mSa more tfa
to tba dlgoetivw aad aatln systsf.
Bat la SooaaV SMnasoM af Oed Uwto OB with
IbpopbewfeHsa the fwo areasubtoad, ahdths
aduSh stodarfal. IheuHadswiie haredm
FN A cm OF CATUW WHICH THEY CAN NOT
CtYKPTOlIS OP rrATAMH.
I gallri ef ou
gmUm, Wan toitt fas a ruu with a jpsston
wSolaannhIid with entarih, and iMa b^M
.-Illsg from ...
fuse, watm, and aerM, at otbeis, tUek. unacSou, aiiebaa.
K rolrat. bloody and putrM; tbo eyas are vi^ wvtoriTand
hmed! Iberw la rliunnir m tha care, deafiina. Irakis la
oougblag to rtrer the throat. arrpaetofBUaa of odmUvs iMtcr
uarebiw with Mbs troai uloera: the retoe la rhaimid u4 ^
M. IMWS CATAKU BSNBDy
onai m wean* ttdwi CP
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tjM goto BT mrmmrwMMm^ ■
Prof- w. RAiisarvR, Ike faaaeae tosatou.
C, ef Hhata, H. T, wrttn: "aeue un
.■re igo I .wAmW vatoM agovy ftxwi
aaasl aatorvli. Hy fSMIy pl-it;
eb nve m vp utocarebto, aU utdl
that everyday. towavdanwAaiyvetoewovId til ■wiiehovret