VOL. XXIII--TniRD SERIES.
SALISBURY, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1891.
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for Infants and
I rfvcommrrid It as gu pcrior V any THrt-scripOoa
known to me." II. A. Aacnta, M. D.,
lHc ifc4 EC, Brooklyn. H. Y.
"7ho of ' CGBtoria 13 ao universal ar.d
Ha merits so well known that it soU3 a wont
,f Kaperoropfation to endorse it. Fafeare the.
Intelligent -famllioa who do not koep CitAorvi
CAfiLoa Harttv.. I). T..
New Ycrk City.
lalo raytr BlocmlngOala IleioniiaJ Church.
This space belongs to W.
Carries the Largest Stock of
an h - - m
.To bej Found
I Buy in
Largo Quantities Direct from Factories
and Will Give Low Prices.
Ment I'fui t!io V.'aiehilian when yoti write.
-lHavin'g grcntK' iuciv is, ;!
cbivlnrf rf A T tluwHtniiHr
: ,lr. ; "
IlUlffoiiL'dt jviiv :mt ail orders
' Wnih voud.Tai.i.idr wih w)i
-w - , . ...
, ltier pricesvA'du sliouhl at ontr send me vour orders. Remeniher
' that I handle 'only the best -rades of screened Coal, inelfiding
ai i I,, ; r r e ' A t i c
the Red Ash, smtahre lor grates,. ?to es, heaU'rs. cVc.
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"Also keep 6.n hand at all times the finest grade ot blacksmith
Is the Place to Get Monuments, Tombstones, &c
A large stock of YKPvMDNT MARBLE to arrive in a few days
satisfaction iu every respect antl positively will not be undersold.
Grranite iVlqnu merits
' - . , Of all i-;"ls. n. Specialty
f C. B. WEBB,
MeatloutUe' WatthiaAn alien yuu willi'.;
Castoria enrol OolSc, CoiirlpofJ-T'i,
Bodr htnuu;h, DiarriMj&a. Eructation,
Kiila Worma, gives sleep, and pcoinotc ol-
vnukut injurious medication.
For sevfTnl years I have recontmcnrtcvl
your Castoria, ' and shall always continue to
do ki an it liu; invariutdy produced boneUeial
Edwin F. Fabueb. M. IX,
Tbe WlniLrep," ICSUa Street ar.d 7th Ave.,
New York Cit7.
CoKPAjrrr.77 Murray Etuset, New Yens.
II. Reisner. Watch it.
in tlie Stated
E. If. ANDREWS,
CHARLOTTE, N. C.
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mv tacilif fes fo1 hand :n
o - n I woi'bl now n o'.'d ii io?i('f't
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nrrn-RHi io nu, proiniMiii-
. e.n r n o ' wo 1 1 1 o t t h 1 1 ( v 'st
J ii order t() iUUllll a(lvant:lL?0 "OI the lOWOSl SlUtTH
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t att T-MS.T nnrv ifoT
I. H I O ,r ll rs re I J lV 14
i i PuOlMtlETOK.
My feet arc wearied", and iny "ba$rIs are tired,
My so'til oppressed
And I ilcsire what I iiave long desaro i
K'-st only ic-i.
'lis hard to toil wheiTl 41 is almost vain,
In barret; ways? ;
Tis hard to sow and never garner grain
In harvest Jayj.
The burden of r.yf days is hard to bear,
II ti t lod knows best: V
And I have nrayedbut vain has been-my
For reid- sweet real.
:Tis hard to plant in spring and never reap
The mitumii yield:
Tii hard to till, and when tilled to weep
tier iVultleiS field."
And so I cry, a weak and human cry,
" So heart oppre.-.-nJ ;
And I sigh, a weak and human sigh,
For rest for rest. , ... -x- ; .
My way has wound across the desert yenr.-?,
And cart's infe.-t
My palh. and thronjrh the flowing of hot tear,-:
pine for rest.
T-ii always so: whea hut a child I laid
( )i mothers breast
My wearied little head: e'en then I prayed
m re.: tless still :
'twill soon be. o'er ;
.hi'.vn the west.
Life's run i. jcttin, and I ,-ee the shore
Where I shall rest.
Vatic r il:j-dn.
WHO DID THE WOOING?
It somehow leaked out in Bir ("reek
section that arth.i Ann Todd pro
posed to Jir.i Simpkins.
How the htory got alio it no one ex
actly 1c tie w, for Martha certainly never
told it hers.-lf, .ttid as for James, lie
was never known in the whoie cour.-e
of his existence -to have told anything.
Anyhow, tin; report got afloat, and
soon e'erv one
far and near was tah:-
about, itwiiid at ever
suaiin" if v some one was
bound to bring up the subject, and then
the question was askd, "Did Martha
A nn reaUy ; ropose?''
Tiie facts iirtlir? case were that Mar
tint Ann and James were engaged.
Both Mrs. Todd and Mrs. Simpkius
!iad given this i:ews to the world at
Aunt Jane Wormlev's meeting of ilv
Big Creek Ladie Aid. It was fort h-r
j gei'-'-railv agreed that James never had
peaK lor liimselr
re.illy became an oppressive mvsterv
to the good neon'e of th. secficea.
But ail these wanderings and imp
ositions would nave been cleared up
had thev luen aide to look into the
enerous heart of Martlia Ann as she
ai i v i an western won nw ot tee
iitcheu domtr crochet vetk. and look-
er and anon over ucros.-. the
snow iields to t!ie Simpkins farmhouse.
dy figaiv could be
ecn lu.-ti:y swinging an axe.
And this was James.
Martini Ann was as cornel v a girl as
any in the district, and as Uncle Hill v
Nai'on, tlie iiiaster of the postoilice and
village emporium, averred, "by far the
Martlia Ann was good to look at.
bne was not handsome. She was not
pretty. Her eves were neither bright
black'nor soft blue. Her hair had no
poetic tendencies. Her figure was
neither statuesque nor petite; neverthe-bss-,M:li-tlia
Ann was a mighty pleas
ant giri to see. Sue seemed to Have a
way or growing on oiu tor her voice
was always musical, and her smile ever
cheerful and encouraging.
She was now prolyably 27 years .of
eg-',- p-'rnaps younger u uoesn l mat
ter. She was a woman, he tltav, euer-
feti. a -farmer - daughter who had
worked all her life and was proud of
it, who had twice taken hrt ))rre at
the country iair for broad,' and had
won a medal at the same institution
;or a patchwork quilt. She had. made
ill hiT own clothes since the dav she
was io. auu oesuies inai siie connt
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olav an organ around a!l the othei
Thar, was a big day in the life of
Martha Ann when her latjier came
home with a six stop organ on tin-
wool shdgh. Such a beauty as it was
too, ui'.h ele.ca'it br.-cket trnnming-
and a cute little rack on top for books
and. music. It wasn t five minutes
after the. organ struck Hie parlor be
fore "Coronation ami " I lie Battle of
Waterloo" were rolling through the
house with so suhlime and altogether
magnificent a tone that Mother Todt
I dropped riirlit down ou the h aire lot I
snfn, ail in . Jier old clothes, too, an
j cried, refusing to he comforted unti
nrtiia Ann played a tew bars of
I '"'el. Jl e"":, iw XU-f..
P-ih self-con ti.le; it at jlartha Ann
w, she had for five years now been
lading on a sea of conjectures a, to
what Jim bimpkms-reailv meant bv
coming ov.n- to the house "and talking
I Ui'HIIII i in i ii jn.-it; .ii :.i i.liniie.
pftjjjt.s with her father, and ".-eeing"
t. ... i r 1 1, - . C 1...
I f" ' noun uoui iinuc.i nri.v u'iin.,n
, nigllt. She somehow could not locate
James in her list of certainties.
For a long time Martha Ann seri
ously doubled whether he loved her or
not, and it was not until she felt in
her heart that she was all in all to him
that she began to scheme how to in ike
it easy for James to propose.
For months she labored over this
I problem. Everv once and awhile oi a
Sunday evening, as they strolled home
together by tie- creek, she would throw
out a "feeler." but, he never understood
During all this time she made herself
as attractive as ho knew how, and
played luu sweetest pieces- on the or
gan, with no further result than get-
tin him used to sitting on si haircloth
cli sir without desiring to tij) it buck
'i1 r-ust the Willi, as was hi.s custom
with the kitchen fnrnitnre.
A'tthor.iih ail her schemes cuine t t
naught Miii'tii i Ann never lost heart.
She was sure ol one tiling, and that
was that Jutne.i was nearly dying to
ask her, but couldn't. So she looked
at it as perfectly proper that she should
help him out.
The nearest lie had ever coma to
saying something vital was on a day in
the preceding fail when he had cumu
over to help' her pick some grafted ap
ples. These apple's Were so large and
precious that 1 1 1 greatest care had to
be taken in jrithering them. On this
occasion J.-imes wa up ami;' tne
br.i. ches of th trr.on a srepladder.
.tnd Marilni Ann stool on the ground
catching each apple, one l'V ojie, m her
Whether looking np so continuously
heightened her coloring or n.it, James
thought she hal never looked so beau
tiful and altogether worn inly I) 'fore,
and lie registere-.l an oath in his liart,
for he never sv,;v, that, l'So held him
Uncle John Holers, tie would a,k her
n in ute
1 M T T . .
got quite brilliant np there o:.i the lad
der and actually joked, while Martha
Ann beamed one continuous smile.
Finally he gathered all the apples in
his reach, and so had to come down to
get a new position. But with eaeh
downward step, dawn went his cour
age, and it was only by a superhuman
eifurt that he managed to say:
"You're lookin purtier'n all git oat,
Martha Ann blushed crimson at so"
direct a c unplimcat, for she rfe!t that
I h '. hour had com.'.
"You're always a-!l iLterni' me.
JauiTJ sle? said.
"Couldn't say too much for you
know you kn.ov Guess I'd bet
ter move, the ladder ter the South side
the tree, wouldn't you ?M
Martha Ann coe.ld have cried then
and tiiere. James said no more, and
tin; apple gathering went on in silence.
But now, at the time I am writing
about, they were acta illy engaged, ami
the redder will pro', vh! v come to the
conclusion that Martlia; -Ann must
have proposed, just ;;s the worthy gos-
sips ill tile1
i 'reek section figured.
i'ne facts are
decllvid firmlr on
Jam's or she n.u
speak. If she could induce him to de
clare his love, all weli and good; if not,
she would craw him out. if he would
::ot thaw, she mut 'ell him the old
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storv lierseir. sa-ategist, couhl Ha7e
iniied a oetter eau:,aign.
It was the evenimr ui E ;ster Sun
lav. The day had been bright and
uunv. The services at the church
lad been inspiring, and James had
come down with her for supper.
oilier a meai w:cn woma nave
L l i I ' 4 111
wanned the heart of ;i cvnic, let alon
i he.ilthv farmer like our hero, all the
folk retired to the parlor, where a
rosv fire was glowing m tin grate, the
Irv maple logs burning slowly but de
:er;uined!y, and eVury coal which
hopped holding its color for an hour.
The organ was opened, nnd first the
1 .1 I t m-
pieces sung ny tne eii iu- tiiat dav were
Ida veil over, as Jiarim Ann Saul, pist
ter hear how thev sounded at hom.n
Father Todd sat Hear the Irearth,
one knee overhiping the other, his eyas
looking clean up tnrot; 'h the ceiling,
past the bedroom on tii second flour,
past tne stars in the K-en spring sky,
past the boundaries o peace into that
oeautiful land ot pure dehgnt, where
saints immortal reign, which Martha
Ann was singing about.
Mother Todd sat in her rocker n--;ir
him, her arm-, folded on her motherly
bosom, her round, fair, good old face
be. nning with perfect tt and peace.
James stood by the .i:de of the sin
ger and joined in the cliorus now and
then, for lie had a robust bass voice,
which, "might'd amounted ter some
thing," Martha Aun:l, "had he only
had, the high train in' ej the choir."
And so the early evefciag passed and
pretty soon the old pophj went, to
sleep in a fitful way nut;! th? worthy
allowed it might dt ferthevouiiL:
S It i - L 1...1. f ... A . 1
n l uunw,t iu ,,n
toiKS to set, up, out, iei a ne was
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cerneii. guess ne u u.nu, ier ue
lie was soon followc
I l his faithful
part net, and the field Vas ready for
action to begin. j
Martha Ann conclu-H she would
not sing any. more, for li:r throat was
getting choked up. and 4:th the great
est sang froid drew-the --)a up bete re
i he lire and sat down, giving -James
to look out for himself.
This move put him in
Had fix. If
he sat down anywhere :n
Uie room but
!! d be toward
'v and wan-
in one place her back w
him. lie hemmed a !'
tiered aimlessly-about, tin
to get mter-
fP 4 1'.
i odd s
grandmother, and finally
Martha Ann paid no a tie
sat with her face in hei
in the fire, as if oblivious
Tiiere was a silence of
painful silence i it the
tiifl then a spark shot
the burning logs or a s
f fell from
the to 's into a heap ot co
J. lines actually suffered
ile hal no
more idea what to a un
kr the cir
bin ess be-
cumstances than the tradi
unborn. But when tiie
gau to actually aclie,
roused up, and turning to him said:
'Why, James, don't set over there
alone. Come and sit on the sofa here
by me and watch the Hickerin'. I jes'
see the prettiest little heme yon ever
heard tell of. Come, and I'll "tell you."
He blushed crimson at this. "Was
it possible? -Was it possible? Was
t h is really Martha A n n ? Was lie Jim
bi in plan? "Gome and set down right
aside a her and watch the flickerm'
weil,ril be eterally!'1 was what in
stantly passed through his brain. And
sue had turned again to the fire.
He coughed a little, made as if to
get up, but subsided. He Kirned all
colors. And there sat Martlia Ann
looking so cozy.
A "look of heroism came' into his
eyes. He arose, pulW do ami his trous
ers and sat down agithi,- got 1ip once
nioiv anil fbu G.-f n.; 1. , i 1 i
v.is .-itt'iMillr siffiiur r,,i n, r i
.r' niuiy in- Knew lie
w.tli her, and she, 'never m0vino- from j gladder tone, and even the breathing
tier place near the middle, continued 1 of t,le cl of nihr tlicr lilacs be
her weird stare intn fhn Hi-.'. caiiie sulxl ucd. And so, heart heating
'James," she said. uf uev.n- see such
i buitdiu1 of palaces and a makiii' 0f
sunues as there is m the fire there to
ir.ght. "v-a.i t say as I see much, Martha
''Look there, rj,rht s-;d0 the-log.
'in t you see tlu n,,.,.,
e:d the vines u-trailiior nv..r th.
roof and the door open and the
omiL'11 a-o av n .i WV.i.f i 1.1
1 . "'MMII, llllll I lit- T 01U
it, James, bucket,
oe am, everytiiing jes as natural as life; I
ami wluts them benbi'.r over the
! . I 1 t - t
watfi- as w'e are over. rim fire
lou got tarnal eves. Martha Ann.
er see a!
them things. P'rans I ainfc
no imagination, but I can't see norh-
jlir some coals a-breathin" sorter
o as they hated ter'gfve in."
M rlha Ann continued her rapt at-
c.uioil ot tile Urania in the tirp n'nl
James beg.tn to get at home on the
Bv and bv she lifted her hand -and
ni-hed back her hair, and then let
it de-e.ead in a pmivIpjj v--iv fill i(- f,dl
on that of her companion.
. ... w.vt .r-. i till 1U II
"What a great,- strong hand von
n:tve, she said slowly
Do you know 1
ti'e mai-K-.s in the hand? Let me show
you. See this - longest one curving'
tiie iii:u'kN in Hi. I
around, the thumb. That's for long, Horse race,! boat race, bicycle race
hfv Yin will live to be very old. and racing around to find a man to
Ami see this little one here- A-onder endorse, your note.
wllat its for? See mine, jes" the same j Into how many classes is man di
mark. Oh! I know now; ' remein- , vided?-
ber. j Six being enlightened, civilized--
" hat is it fer?" ; half civilized, savage, too utte, not
''It's fer dove." ' worth a cent and Indian agents.
1 he Web.teriun catalogue was too What, nations are called enlight-
hnnted for the basiiful young farmer
to find anything to say to this, and so
they sat in silence, her hand still rest
ing almost carelessly on his. Out in
the sitting ropjn could be heard the
measured, solemn tick-tock of the
great oal-.en clock, and outside the
wind breathing through the trees, ail-
iled u certain weirdness to the Sibbuth
repose. Every now and then the
sound of the old dog in the woodshed
turning over restlessly could he heard
and all the while the man's heart was
demanding that he should express
himself, a eommis.-do!! the tongue re
fused to obey.
Finally Martha Ann, without rais
ing her head, said, dreamily
Do von know. James. I've often
wondered why you didn't git married,
You see, I have always looked upon
myself as a sisler to you. wishiu' always
fer yOur welfare and happiness, and 1
have asked myself agin and agin, 'Now
why don't he find some good, true girl
and marry her,?' You'd make some
woman a good husband. James; I
know you would, you're :;o good and
stidv and home iovin', and sech mn
ain't plentiful. It ain't for you to hi
I snendiii"- vour Sunday
in A wlio is only your true friend, fer
you'.l ought to" be liudin' a Sweetheart
an' get tin' married and settled in life. '
"0 Martha Ann!" he found coaraga
to say. She continued as if not notic
ing the interruption. "A man as lias
reached your age ought ter be lookin
round him, and there's a plenty of girls
would; have you, too, a plenty of them.
Now. there's Marv Gibso .die's a good
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ui.isoei uvea, .ispicoo.u ..
n.my niepueiis, , wL
l.,iii til.l i,i-.i, .,f iliu i-li.inf'H to l)i
tiiiTJn ii.Miiu j.iuiji nu i in, ...... ..ww -
o:ii,. Tfrs Smmkins " James UToatled
in spirit. The perspiration trickled
down his forehead and settled in a drop
on the tip of his nose, as if undecided
whether or not it were best to fall.
. "0 Martha Ann he said again plain
tively, "how could 'J think of sech a
thing?" She removed her naud trom
iH-r iiatld l.oui
Ins and timed her lace, now ihimio.
by the fire, until her eyes met his and
lushed, as if with the greatest wonder:
"Why not?" .
"It's you I want, M-vrtha Ann his
tongue was getting into hue '"It s you
as I have been a-pianuing this year or
more to aslf, but sonteuow o:i u
allers so swet !o akin al so net that
mehow cotildn't do it Saiv.y tn..-
unruiy vocal powers were getting ver , notice, with payment of ah ar
obediout. "Fve loved yer ll'.oni a .ittic j re u.,,,,t.S- j, sent to the publisher.
rod ! Vi' I 'i
The machinery stopped suddenly
here, and it was as much as half a min
ute before he continued.
. . . . . i ... e. e.
"io,u see, l don t know no i
it, but I love you. I hve you wii .i aii
my heart, and ale rs have, and lit
iciwhI ,.,.,1 wJliwl oa tt-i! vou, oni
I couldn't, beiu' so tiipal; out lve iom
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)ou uow u.i l t m gh'd, fer- I am i J;J
room n my heart ror noo.ic '-.
He jwas j life choke I up il'A
tion now, yet in his eyes were a new
boldness, a new inspiration, nnd he
leaned eagerly-forward for heratiswer.
It -wais now her turn to be confused
the wily Martna Ann f rgot hrr cui -
ning of pecli, forgot her xyell laid
plan, and the first she knew I lie tears
were rolling down her cheeks, fche
had -no words to sav.
Slie allowed her head to sink ?low,y
lowaras ins ureasr, ana n:uing ner mr
tiiere with his strong arms about her,
she gave herself up to the soft passion
And then he raised her tenderly and
kissed her over ami over again how he
nevo' knew nnd will never be able to
explain to himself, for he had no need
to be told she loved him and was his
for all time.
And so they sat silerrHv, while the
fire flickered and trrew iasio:uite in
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turn, and l ie old c ock ticked witii a
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!lrainst heart :uk1 i,lUKi clftSt)inS 1,:11k1'
tlu-v s it, tio lull of the spirit of love
to s iv aught.
And this is how they became en-
And yet the peopie-of Big Creek sec
tion are wondering. "Did Martha
Ann really propose?"
Of wlpit is the surface of the earth
Of corner lots, mighty poor roads,
r.iil road tracks, baseball grounds,
cricket fields end skating rink
What portion of the globe ii watery?
About three-fourths. Sometimes
thev add a little gin und nutmeg to it.
What is a town ? ',
A town is a considerable collection
of houses and inliabitants, with four'
or hi'P nu.ii w in "nm !lw no-v
lend monev on lo nor cent, interest
What is a city ?
A city is an incorporated town, wi'ih
a mayor, who believes the whole world
shakes when he happens to fall flat on
a sidewal k.
What is commerce?
Borrowing $o for a day or two, and
dodging the lender for a y-yar or two.
-Name the diiteivnt races?
Those which have the most wars
an 1 the worst laws and produce the
Hoy. many nations has the earth ?
That's according to how you mix
your drinks and which way you go
What is theearth's axis?
The lines between New York
What causes day and night?
Day is caused by night getting
JSeght is caused by everv-
ii.g tiie street cars and going
I in me to supper.
What is a map?
A map is a drawing to show the jury
where Smith Stood when Jones gave
him one under the vy.
What is a mariner's compass?
A jug holding four gallons. lial-
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rest ami fine the s..m .1 i r tin ,t.
A Wonl Willi Dnsdness Men."
Ve are glad to ritrrodacthe follows
j ing ...iitorial from the News and OiA
! sel vt,r ft is ou t?ra right -Hue an!
will )rufit is Fe!llers inore than lliW
j alMSe o .1nen and the ridicule of
j mea?.m; Lit business men conidpr
; tl? r;0:lt;. in thi.editnml, for cer
, tain ly they are equally inUrested with
if i,,v fnl.,1lM l,.riy iho mi.i
blighting financial policy of the gov
ernment j" ' - "
"That there is -need for more, cur
rency in the UuiteT States is evident
from the fact that there are many more
taiSuri's in business than ever before, .
IV) iV suj-e this can be accounted for
on the idea that men in business iui
not as prudent as formerly, and tuk .
risks the.t they ought riot to takp. It
nndit also, be caused by a spirit u.
wild speculation; but as a nfatter of
fact there has been no speculative ma-'
" ' " Vl.l.IIiiy . l-MW ..IV-VL.
ma of late. Railroad building ha.. bfi
n large measure, ce:isedrnnd instejel of '
there being a disposition to Seculite,r
the stock market, which is a iair ba
rometer und which has been very dull, V
indicates that never for yean have tho '
people Leen less engaged " suth ven
tures. The average prudence of men en
gaged in business may -be said to be a
constant quantity. Some aie prtpdent ; .
.some hici.utious; but incautious about
what ? About crediting customers be
yond their ability to pay. .
The philosophy of the matter, then,.
u, either that business men do not buv
wisely, or do not sell wisely.. But-
they are the same men in great para-
who have been in business for year.-,-
and they possess average wisdom ui.il'
prudence in the management of tbiv r
affairs. In the absence of au specul.'-
live. mania which involves men and
suddenly deprives them of the ability
to meet" their engageniButs, it is appu:
ent that failures aire a fair index of
the general prosperity of the people o i
whom buiness depends for succes.
!...:.. .. I,..;,.,. ;.. i i i.-i: ..
liLi?ii:i--3 uiTi..- in u,m COIHOllOU
shown' by r 'creased failures widely
spread over the entire -country, whilo
crops have hi en plentiful and the fat--tories
are turning out cheap goods, th
conclusion is irresistible that-there U
au insufficiency for the use of the peo
ple. If by -an increase of the currency
many failures might-Jje avoided, and'
the general" con dii ion of the country
improved-, who will interpose an obiec-
iom to the favorable change? It is
the jieo);es v.u nr. It is the peopiti
whose condition is to be affected. They"
are the country. Shall the count rY
be made to prosper, or shall unavoid..
bie conditions be perietuatd?Wed ,1
not urge that any wild financi 1
schemes that may lead to .disastrous
results should be udopled. but we do
urge that the business men slum I J
ponder on the bt.fdness situation of tho
country and if they reach the- conch.-'
-don that business would be improved
and the condition of the people won: I
be benefitted by a mort hoeral poln y
in financial Matters, that they ha.L
present-their vieivs and secure that im
provement which seems to us to hi
much needed. L?t the men engaged
m trade, those who have uV-alings -with
large numbers of custojners in Hie va
rious lines of business examine- inti
this subject and see if througJi ttreir.
wisdom and experience a favorably.
change cannot be-pbtaiiied.'d
es,-let the business men ioin with
ii. . r , . 1 ,
ioe lai n.ers in developing surti a
change in finance, and th relit f whl
come quicker mr both. ' '
W .ut is Licking is truth and cond
dwiice. If there wem absolute truih on
the one hand and absolute confidence on
the other it wouldn't be ueasaxytbriW-
makers of Dr. Sage's Catarrh Ufciudy lo
iKick up a plain statement of ht by
S-tOO imiaratiiee. If we can't cure yoie
(make it personal, plea.se,) of catarrh4u
tne bead, i:i any form or stage, we'll pay
you iOJ .for your trouble in nmVmg lLo,
trial. 'An advertising fake,"-you sav.
iu.my, I.SI1-4 K how Soine e rcf'r
sickness to health when thV, '.jr
tositive ami tb -araae9 '& cBitoltite
Wiou iucutXvu'f, ptit inonry bck of fkf . .
And faking doesn't pay.
Magical little granufes timse tiny,
sugar-coated iVih rs if Dr. tMerce- j
scarcely larger than mu.-tard seedsy.t
powerful to cine aetie et mild iu i-
eration. The best irser pitl ovei iuveut- i
ed. Cure sick hf.idache,diz2duv4s,-iou.
stipatiou. One a dose-.
n ! lljll I
The Island of Malta in tlie most
t .... . .
densely populattd pot ou earth.
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Mi-s-:r.s,llpjiiaati liros.; .
i w.inMHiJitn;,' w iiii v. v CvUf.-y iu:d geraril lie-
itiilly, U'lliJC :tl.u:U luCAI'a-'IMtva itXVU AtWlidv, g
!'j my IVttslnesK. I via. i ii call ou Ir. Wiiltc-li-'.ul
ror ireitr.H-i.l. U- .1. 'jk iii lue 0.1 1', f. I,
(t'llijdy .vl', i-oke !: ,,1 i- l 1 .t i.ssiuu J, and afit-r
lakitr two or thms lrf H!- mr litalth ImprvYi-ii.
. ri :. nlt!iou'li siiTT.lti.; in souk; time with j,-a;iil
' e-ikue-ts, J 'iil.',ty , ;; ii ; iu ii;n rmv. "u.iijuia
Or i u vv?U nvui. K 11. i'OKK&K.
. V - 1 Conov.-U & CJiipti-uu.
I-:esh a m isA of . ... i.m.oa lwt. .
.:so i:i :ui e Ulr.- ' it, i v.-- .ill U U.SI n.'Htf, Jfift
1 I 1 . v il.H.;e I 01 1 i ) eiiv Ctti'C Ul'.Kll', .VT-
o.n l to, met anrl.lir,.. o , i e. I'. I', aud ah UkvU
u'"'- must i k-ld siovv ' nt "iv
Tli 11 it,-, tj f ,, .',-,u 1 ,,. onto ariit rlysl.
.s :if"T ens in''. ,.. , u.s .o a tk anciu&
in- ovoi- )iu' and eu--! la
I'O. fc uo-H .,,,4 ftK,
P. i r. liVWtl-
-n old phy.-iohm, r(.ll(.,i rnyn PVic Irwln1
11 tl plu 'i-u in (Us iMQfi, :u , K.i st lfniia mUslHf
a y m roitauu (,i u m .i e c-i.ojie ivineuy itr
i.ic (:-eay aul p-rini:-'"- cure oi I'oiusuiiJVKJU,
in-one. 1 i , tMiarih -:in' a and all Throat aud.
J-Ui Aff.-iii -u-4, Hi.so .i insii.ve and raaical tjuj
i(r .ovoiw lit-uility tin 1 til Nervous Com.iainta.)
jitit-i a vi; g p su-d lis u.) ..leirul unlive (owerH
!' l",i'5 ;Oiu.s $i c 1S) s ,, U:l, u lib duty toUfeiK-l-
n :oiisuii. it . i:lws. Aciu-Ofdhy ihls
111 ", r'"i'ifl Ue , e tofiU-'- nmiiAH s'lS'iinr. I
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