The Taylor County News. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 38, Ed. 1 Friday, November 30, 1888 Page: 2 of 8
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Mystei? of Tories Poiit
ST JOHN 2. 2TU6ICK.
iitnsoa o? Walter BROwsrintn." "Hkum
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A STAim.I-G REVEI.A.TIOI-.I
"Sow you despise me don't you?" said
the pate beautiful woman in a voice so sad
that it fell like a funeral wail upon1 his car.
" Ku bo Ican't say that! " Allen igrouued.
' How could I have been so deceived "
"Dc you forgive me! M
"Ye yes for Heaven knows it has not
fcecn your fault!"
"I will ever be a sister to you Mr. Gray
and as you saved the life of my little brother
at the nsk of your own I shall ever hold
you it grateful remembrance." tiikc one
stupca-d Allen stood leaning against a tree
gazing x.her aud half believing that it was
all a di earn. At last he satd : j
" Wto is your husband! That dark whts-
She codded her head in answer. She was
"Git Heaven! JIc her' ImviMnd! ' He
was mvre than twice as old as she. and
there ivas nothing congenial in their
She r.e to go but putting out one hand
he petit y touched her arm and in a voice
of stot i-almuess said :
"'. u madame. do not go yet: it is time
that I .-..uuld have an explanation. I have
been ha felted about by the varying winds
of fortu ts. till I have grown weary of it;
let mc .uov the whole truth all of this
myster.. and if I have any honor iu my
soul I i ill keep your secret. "
Sht v . weening soft Iv.
he had i.
u blame me:' she asked again.
s.u have perhaps never driven mo
to believo jou were single save
j. -alled jourfcolf liertha Collins.
i that you were Mi. Collins.
.ghdi nunc is Collins thf French
r. or l)e Coiheur. My 'life has
. a sad o:w that I do not know as
:.ierest y-w Hiwcvr. asy.-u have
i iu if y. u i:isi-t on knowing all
'as HoeiainjJ'y as
mini i:ov as it
a in ius office
? i .3a
- ' 7 i -JZ
1KI Yl" ULAME MF.!"
-smes?i. Hs fact) micht have
l- faiut sij-'ns of the aeony that
un his suuL tut could not have
;.y tiling lik-- an adequate repre-
th? suffcrhirs le wis endur-
He -hil .- bade her sit duwi nd re-took
luspjacei.' iKr side.
4Ir. C ..ins recard me as your brother.'
he with u: effort va l -us ;v brotlier very
fur away- ue whom you will tcrhaps never
see iiirjtiu. Jt one who will never blot your
imape fn.. ids memory. Ths hn indeed
been a sa romance hut it is almost overl
The curia : will non ieM-eTjil between my-
self and h foreer. hut ln-fore it falls on
the haul .i : I w;.:it tlu' key 'to tliir sad
drcii'ia. T .t iuysTerMusi4Hiie boiiM ui tin
Ir.ll lii Ik a pu1' to Tur-ey's 1'oint for
y ar- W ; i m it: Is it a prison-house
for "-ple. aoiue ! r tin insane. r a piutv
when 1.1 ti iiend .:-..n.i!e for 'iicanta-
tkCH .irid 1. 1 :avvful r.;.-s- " t
an .ln'm.sw.Tcii. hir fu- deathly
is ktioivu a:i
froiB hi. 1
temkti x !
Iwt hi wif.
was a Frci
our fauiilv. i
1; aif.ut i "
-id rife pret'y
a jr li- few I
cnnatuii' with a
i Colli'e as he
to'ae lnusij on tin hill
i.:iit it a ifreat manv
"hen lirt eiitid
it was m-
the !):iii'if tin iiM luousicur.
.vouh) ii"i iic tu ii
ii V(im.;:i anti ::iv lata)
)t an En-
here avr.-l. lit torie
iirotui -'ii wars
myself auo i.a lit 1 1
Ikt takintr ' Mile.
tni- whni rtu remem
rrtaiie in Kitetichtowii.
Three yoarr aCo
we wore a : (iy
. pr '
nel Glhns .iio had
in Framv i...i Am
rieju u rt
Of Rll JUi-
V-n C.. whe
as one of ti
city. I felt :
from tin lir-
audfiiitaer uated with .
. came To our liouie iu Dav-
fatherwasat the tilui' knowni
luomei.t I saw him
ntrary. seinei fasci
My moti r. like myvlf. felt an instinct-
ive repuv'ti;K-ve toward her cotiutrymati.
He so !iiir...iiateil himself into the gnxl
graces of in. lather that soineluiWr I neivr
know ma:" w wivks he had on;p'ete con-
trol t-cr I. - business affairs My poor
brother fai.l..; into the snares se for him.
was led to t.i. gamin; table which brought
about amoi.; it her sins forgi'rii? that in u
few months joined our family. I can not
enter mt t.-. full details and horrur of the
lew months : at followed.
To add tt- '.Kin no sHner hail Colonel
Collins ani-.i iMmpk'te control j over the
destinies of .very memiK-r of oil r family
than my fa;:er and only protector died.
Before his o- ath Colniel Collins proposed
could not Li
"With u. .
brother 1 :.
ooaie West :
me;' and. knowing thnt wo
i happily together I refused
ucr and mv little afflicted
our home iu Dayton and
my aunt Mile. Camille. in
We were verv proud and re
solved to ktvv our degrading misfortunes
to ourselves. My older brother remained
behind hopir.c to save some' ing for us out
uf the wrivk of our once handsome fortune
though inoti. r and I had in our ojvn names
property. tL inrocie of which would he
:.mpe for ol r wants. We littie' dreamed
that in comi;i-;toFrviiehtown we were uear-
mg the rena:-zvou of the man whom we
urcaded ab. all others. Aunt Ladle was
plad to rvo'i us. and offered us a home
nthherst'if .i.-longiis we would accept it-
I intended t-...-hhur music or securing a
position us a .; ..verness. and we thought we
eouid onee inore be Uappy. My little deaf
brother never seemed so happy as he was
with my aunt who doted on him.
" One nigtit taere came a knock at tho J
door and my brother wild-eyed and hag-
gard. was aduatted. He had only time to
cxplaiatbut Lt was charged with forgmjra
uucuii im iw.-uci vyuiuua turn was now Hy-
ing from the vengeance of the law when
t-. t. r.- 1 -ir: . .
the door opened and Colonel Collins him
self entered. Tortured by
fears and har-
rassed by a zn who was scarco less than
s-demon my jioor brother was seized with
convulsions and for days his life was
.despaired of. Colonel Collins informed me
- r'' K? L
that uule&tf 1 became his wifo my brother
regardless of condition should be dragged
to prison. This would kDl both him and my
mother and frightened horrified and un-
conscious of the awful step t was taking
without consulting any one I consented.
I dared not appeal to an officer to protect
me from this man ; for believing my brother
to be a criminal officers of the law were
men most to be dreaded
' "I have but a faint recollection of my
marriage just as if it was a frightful
dream.. When I came to realiie that I was
bis almost soul and body I resolved that
I would make him as good a wife as I could
without loving him and determined to pro-
tect my family. H0 had us secretly
conveyed to the stone house; on the hilL
There we have lived ho holding as a con-
stant menace over me thedcsttTiction of my
mother and insane brother who are inmates
of that house. While I do not pove my hus-
band and was forced into mjarriagc with
him yet as God is my witness I have made
him as good a wife as he wouljl let me and
I shall live and die loyal to my marriage
vows. He wanted mother aid I to assign
over to him the property we hojd in our own
names but this we refused jto do deter-
mined to save it for mv afflicted brothers.
He flew into such a rage at ouif diobedience
that we feared he would do my little dumb
brother some harm or send him away where
we should never see him again). It was then
that I for that child's sake dared make the
visit to you and enlist your sympathies in
him as you remember. You may think it
unwomanly immodest but if jyou could re-
alize what was at stake you wduld overlook
the imprudence of tho act. At my aunt's the
little boy was amongj loving friends while
at the old stone house on the hill he was not
only miserable but in constant danger of
being taken away from us.where we should
never see him again.')
"Mrs. Collins your Conduct in that occa-
sion is quite praiseworthy instead of merit-
ing censure"' assurajl Allen 4but why do
you live with such a monster! The law will
give you a divorce."
"I am a Catholic! she answered "and
neither does my religion or ihy conscience
approve of divorces 2fo sir my little
brother is safe from1 his persecutions my
insane brother can not live long and mother
and I will endure rou
;h usage aud imprison-
ment until death shal
l release us from bon-
dage. She Will not k
ave me or she thinks
loubled f she was not
my burden would be
here to share iL i promised a though under
duress to live with him unt 1 death do us
jKirt and I will keepthat projnise."'
Alien's head was jlKwed upon his hand.
At last with a troubjfd siuh. le asked
"What is his motive for thi: strange con-
duct. Is he an outlaw is has been
charged;' " j
"Xo. sir; he is asirange nn n. Jaw-abiding
in the common acceittation o the term but
self'Wtlled. cunning imd unscrujiulous in the
accoinplishment of his design
In his coid
selfish way he loves
blight rather than b
me but iis is a love to
has frequently ecu
and it is at such
he does not
scruple at any
uiea! is to trv
to ior"e from
mother and I our pn ijrty.
hat are tho- Strang
.soui"ls seen and luard at t
io siL.ue house
on the hill
"Xo doubt t ho reports of tim have Jiecn
y jeron: iwlieving the
phuv haunted. Th
lisrlits irt made bv a
peculiar hiul'h- hint
rn with which uv in-
saue brother some
tmn-s amuses himself.
His shrieks and iauirhter wh
ch lias driven
so many horror-stnjken
ravines of a mad-mlm.
Gn.y.'" she siiid. rising.
awuy are but the
You know all. Mr.
It is not proper
that I remain longer.
Regrel s that we had
not met jjOoikt are useless
for us to think of each other
me to thank you for daring
-it is useless
at all. Allow
what you did.
y at you for
jiy nusoanu was very anyu
thwarting-him. mid he would Have killed vou
at that time if he could."
'"Did he abuse you for it '
"Not more than he bus oh other occa
Was he jealous.'
-ijii no ue Knew tnat mv motive was
. only to thwart him. aud save n v unfortunate
little brother Claude. Now f irewell! I go
back to my mother and duty ! God approves
this sacrifice I am sorry th it I am forced
to complain of my husband and this story
told for the lirst tune shall) never be re
peated. I shall remember yoi : m my pray
ers but but we must uei-er see each
other again farewell.
She sobbed bitterlv. Al&n took her
hand reverently touched it to his lips aud
unable to utter a word wheeled about and
left the scene.
Allen (Jray found the remainder of his
life at Turley's Point irksoinc. He kept
the secret of the oii huse cm the hill- to
hiniM-'f. Ashe had no lioiH'.slof improving
his business at the IV.int. and he- found rt
daily growing more uupleas- at. Ik deier-
miiied to make a change: although he of-
fered Ins press and material very cheap no
one cs.uld le found to take iriu up.
ln ven to desperation In at last be-
thou'.'iit iiim of a scljenie whe eby he might
be able to dis'Mtsc of the WffUrn HfjH'JAic.
Those politicians find states nen. Messrs.
Simmons aud ?Mrong. learning nothing from
defeat omtinueii to war upon each oilier.
TIk'v had sumcienti money to purchase the
new-iajHT. aud as Touey Barnes began to
eviiice a desire to enter th journalistic
field he determined to make) some use of
"Touey can't you net Mr. Strong to buy
the IliWrrti Il'iHtWc and put you in as ed-
itor:" Allen asked the poet o ie day. as he
came into the office with a fresdi roll of man-
"I don't know: I wit! see liim about it."
said Timey.hit face bctoming joyfully bright i
Jt was an easy matter toset Miss Hopkins
after Tom Simmons and whii Tom learned
Uiat there was dahfrer of St
wig purehas- f
mg the par and using it
crush him he made haste
as a lever to
to raise the
money aud buv the concern hi mself.
Thus released Allen Gray
the sighs tears and delicate
of Miss Hopkins quitted the lull
souri town and in Chicago
"jit cod it is nnrrrtu!'
fidds of labor with little hope s. however of
driving from his mind the :ad memories
of the past.
He secured a position as rejxjrtcr on iicc
of the great city dailies and for a vcar his
life ran on with but little to disturb us
dailv routine. One evenin
he .had just
come into the mam ofUco whua llie editor-
in-chief sent hint to the seen vtf a railroad
disaster which la telegram Iwd announced
! but a moment before his arrival. The wreck
(.was only a few miles from tiie city and a
' special car took himself and several other
Darkness had already enveloped the
landscape concealing much of the ghastly
horror when the scene was reached. It
was a broken bridge and there were shat-
tered coaches and mangled passengers in
the heap' The reporters &et to work first
assisting the surgeons and their aids m rcs-
TTti A-tesB: feu
cuing the candcd from the dnrlr mass
Allen Gray dragged from beneath a
broken car a slight form. That polo faco
and those long golden tresses were familiar
to him and holding the insensible girl close
to a lantern he gasped:
" My God it is Bortha 1" Gently he laid
hcrupon the greensward and called a Bur-
geon to her side.
The gray-haired man of science bent over
her placed bis car to her chest and said
her heart still beat. Restoratives were ad-
ministered and she began to revive. Allen
turned away and noted several lifeless
forms lying at the side of the track. Among
them was the dark-whiskered Frenchman
the husband and evil genius of Bertha.
Even in death there was a look of fiendish
satisfaction upon his haughty face.
Calmly Allen went about the wreck and
hurriedly writing up the affair took it to a
reporter on a rival paper and said:
Luke I am in great distress to-night
and I wish to ask a favor of you. You may
think I am asking too much but when you
como to learn all ycu will not blame me."
"What is it Allen !' Lukeasked in amaze-
ment. "Take my report and at the first station
telegraph It to my paper."
They had now come near enough to a
lantern for Luke to see bis companion's
"Why Allen what is the matter with
you?" he asked; "you look as if you had
seen a ghost.'
"I found a friend here"
. "2sot dead yet but she is badly injured.
Go to the offlce and explain all to the editor-in-chief."
With the first car Allen went back to the
city. On the seat pihis side her head nst-
I i t r
ill SK r
; -. t
TIIE AME AX0K1. CKEATCRE
HE HAD LOVED
ing on his shoulder was a pale beautiful
voung woman her long golden hair stream-
iinr in rippling waves down her hack. She
wa under the influence of narcotics and
groaning with jmin.
Does the young leddy go to a 'ospitaH"
asked the eonchmau. as Allen lifted his. still
unconscious burden into a carriage.
"No: to the Palmer House."
To the hotel they drove and securing one
of the best rooms he had the most skilled
surgeons called and a nurse engaged.
Much of his time was spent at her bod-
side -and when those sweet blue eyes first
opened imbued with reason they fell upon
the pale anxious face of the young editor.
For days she was too week to talk but
when she grew strong enough he told her
all. She then informed him that her mother
and oldest brotlier were dead and her hus-
band having become unbearable she was
flying from him at the time Of the accident
At the last stop before it occurred he hav-
ing come ahead of her on another route
had iMwir.led her car. He had just found
lier and swore he would kill her when there
was a crash as if Heaven and earth were
meeting together and she knew no more.
Allen ascertained that her aunt was now
living at Dayton and telegraphed her to
come at once to her in jured niece. Tenderly
as a brotlier the reporter cared for her
until Mile. Cuuiillc came.
Youth health and a strong- constitution
were on Bertha's side and she recovered
very rapidly. When Mile. Camille camo
she brought the little dumb boy who was
rejoiced to see his sister and his companion
on that long dark ride.
Bertha's recovery was so rapid that soon
after her aunt's .arrival she was thought to
Ik well enough to go home with her. When
Alien came to bid her adieu he said :
" I have one request to make of you!"
" What is it ;' she asked.
"That you permit me to correspond with
For moment a look of pain swept over
the pale bcnulilnl face the golden head
was bowed in tltought. and Bhe said:
" Wait until n year has elapsed.'
".no. neiore: i
"No not before but remember that I will
ever lcnd you in grateful remembrance.'
Their jmrting was simply as friends.
Bertha looked very pretty in widow's
weids for she insisted i wearing mourn-
ing for the mail who iu life had made her
Allen waited anxiously for the liour when
all restrictions should lie removed. Mean-
while hi was becoming one of the foremost
i.ewspaper men of the time. From reporter
he had reached the position of city editor on
one of the largest and most widelv known
dailies in Chicago.
The year gonu by. Allen wrote and in due
tiue received an answer. The corresJond-
erce became regular and at the end of an-
other sx months a leave of absence was
granted ihe overworked city editor who
hied away to some place in Ohio.
Uenehiu Dayton he hires u carriage
orders the driver to take hinu-t
: famine's. As the earriajjc-druws up to tho
I pretty cottage gate. there standing by it
awaiting him. 'more beautiful end youthful
I lire whom he had loved so iontr.
j He sprang from the carriage. There
j being no harrier to check their natural im-
I pulses heart met heart in one long raptur
ous embrace. Claude came to shake the
hand of his friend and even Mile. Camille
could muster up sufficient English for a de-
Alien was so long missing -from his desk
that his associates began to wonder what
was the cause of his protracted absence.
The managing editor seemed to know the
cause though lie kept his own counsel.
At last Allen returned to his post bright
smiling aud 'happy. Luke who was now
associated with him on the same paper
asked nun a great many questions in re-
gard to his visit all of which Allen evaded.
A few days later however when he met
the city editor on the s'reet accompanied
by the prettiest blue-eyed jiolden-haired
creature he hud ever seen who vas intro-
duced to hisu by her proud husband as Mrs.
AUen Gray light began to break in upon
his darkened mind and he thought ho
understood fully tho cause of Allen's pro-
A few weeks after his marriage and re-
turn to Chic;uro Allea received a letter
froni Toney 13arnes accompanied by a
jtoem for which he hoped Mr. Gray would
iiud a publisher. Toney stated among other
items of news that Simmons and Strong
had at last succeeded iu financiallv ruining
each other. The irfcrn JtepiMtc had sus-
jiended several months before and Miss
Hppkms had ''married a widower over on
llie Island with nine children. He con-
cluded by saying that the people were all
moving away from Turley's Point and the
tJd rhnic iiuc on the hill had leug since
Tns increase of money circulation in the
United States since the resumtion of spede
payment la 1S79 ia $655862 exclusive of
gold and silver certificates and legal tenders
In Government vaults. .
itimmif timi; : ufi"3"a41' "" iic iiuu vrn liui
lit'le "Iis- !""'tUL "'""" ouinuu 111 tue gotuen ngni 01
I ..... .....U..p ............ ... ...... .V. ..a.put.l VI 1.UI-
A ROMANTIC ' .'CARCCIfe j WH ANDlOIWT. : .JEi1!!!
Cfclcasj 5w Acquired
&ad Posltlea la KcTt
One :ig;ht Just Utor tho big fire
three yoUng- va&a eat tiowa in the ruins
and talkjed about what would probably
be their! fate. These three man were
H G. Irout & 'Mr. Bo&rdman and a
newspaper man. Prout was a quiet
determined sort of fellow whose home
was in Riverside. Hia occupation was
that of a civil engineer. His proposi-
tion was that they should leave the
city and the country and cast their
fortunes with the Khedive in Egypt.
Ke made a glowing picture.of tho land
of the Nile and predicted fortune and
fame. There was no outlook here.
They decided to go. In the midst of
their arrangements Bpardman received
a flattering offer to. go to New York
which he accepted and the newspaper
man received one to go elsewhere
which ho accepted. Prout accepted
his fate and started alone for a world
he had never seen and of which he
knew comparatively little. Of his
journey there and his first experience
there is not much to say.
In time ho reported to General
(Chinese) Gordon and became
one of his most faithful aud
trusted aids After a short service he
was promoted and had the title of Governor-General
of the Provinces of the
Interior. His capital was Lado a
point Dne thousand miles south of any
white settlement. Here tho young
Chica jonn ruled and reigned in a sort
of Oriental magnificence for that
country which makes his life one of
romance. He had his courtiers and
couriers who did him tho homage
due a potentate. Many of the manners
and customs of the people of that land
were retained by him. Ho had his
troops and with them made invasions
and conquests and now and then dis-
covered a race of beings of which his-
tory and explorations had made no
mention. In the fastnesses of one of
the mbuntains he found a tribe of
blacks jwho were giants in physique and
more than the average uncivilized
tribes in intellect He gave dress na-
; rades before thorn and made suchosten-
! tatious display that they enlisted under
his banner. He found their percep-
' tions quick. They learned the evolu-
tions of his tactics in remarkably short
time and every thing he taught they
j grasped with eagerness and made
' Ho was rcstles and in consequence
; he pushed his invasions and came back
. loaded with the richness of some
j remote tribe. Ho had enough of the
i romantic in his make-up to adapt him-
: self to the religious forms of the conn-
a strange appearance.
Having spent much of his time in tho
service of the Khedive in the manner
stated the government -at length 'con-
cluded to negotiate with Englaud for
the purchase of gun-boats for its
service. General Gordon sent Prout
to London for that purpose. Ho had a
leave of absence in order to do this
work. Having made his purchases in
London he asked for an extension of
his leave of absence which was grant-
ed. He turned his face toward his
native country. He reached New York
tarried there one day and came West.
He reached St. Louis and saw his
friend whom he had left in Chicago
and tried to got him to go with him
to Texas where he had a rail-
road scheme. He left St. Louis on tho
afternoon of the day of his arrival
and went to Fort Leavenworth where
ho married a young lady whose ac-
quaintance he had formed before he
left theUnited States.
j- They went to Paris on their bridal
trip. The life in Egypt had made in-
I roads on tho constitution of ProuU He
i placed himself under the care of a
j noted physician who told him that a
! return to Egypt meant certain death.
He resigned his position in the service
of the Khedive and. having made an
extended tour of the continent he re-
turned to tho United States. To-day
ho is at the head of a big printing con-
cern in New York City and has close
associations with his old friend Board-
man. Tho other friend is in Chicago
in the newspaper business.
Prout's Egyptian romance and ex-
perience netted him a small fortune in
cash and gave him an insight of life
that has made-him a contented man.
How to Eflet
11 I.o:i n from 11 Friend In a
.- Simple Manner.
Brownly Ah how do you do. Yel-
lowly! I am very glad to see you. By
Jove I was almost getting into a row
over you yesterday with Blakely.
Yellowly Blakely! He's no account.
B. (who knows that Yellowly and
Blakoly are enemies) Well it doesn't
matter. I wasn't going to stand by
and hear you run down by any body. I
took him up mighty sharp I assure
you. Said I: You needn't talk to me
about Yellowly. You can't run Yel-
lowly down when I'm by and don't
you forget it." So
-Y. (taking out his pocket-book)
I'm much obliged to you Brownly
how much did you say you wanted to
borrow? Be light for I'm not very
B. (in surprise) Borrow! Did I say
any thing about borrowing?
Y. X not ..not exactly but I
thought that perhaps you might
B. Well to tell the truth. I am a
j iittie short to-dav and if vou could
K. .. . . . . .
j make lt enVenxent to let rae huve a
j fiver until the early part of the week
I would be verv much obliged to vou. '
Y. Certainly. Here it is.
B. Thank you. Much obliged. 1
tell you what it is. Yellowy I'll cave
in that Blakely s head ; some of these
Yellowly smiles and Brownly goes
off to smile too. Boston Courier.
A young man of Rockland Me.
got up in his sleep one night and
dropped fifteen feet from his bedroom
window. Then he removed a screen
from a first-floor window raisetl the
window and got into the room awak-
ened two persons sleeping there and
talked with them for several minutes
before he was awakened. Then he had
not the faintest knowledge of hia sleep-
m o m -"
The mill streams that tons ikt
elappera of the world aria in actuary
Some build rather 'upon the
abusing of others and putting tricks
upon them than upon soundness of
their own proceedings. Lord JJaeoa.
The creed of a narrow man -Jf a
friend changes his mind he is a traitor;
if a stranger dees not think as you do
he is a fooL Ni O. Fi&xgune.
Only he who uses knowledgo has a
permanent hold on knowledge. The
heart that gives out love unsparingly
is the heart that has most love yet to
The bright genus Is ready to be so
forward as often betrays him into great
errors in judgment without a continual
bridle on the tongue. Br. I. Watts.
Worry not about the possible
troubles of tho future; for if they come
you are but anticipating and adding to
their weight; and if they do not come
your worry is useless.
There is nothing so bad bu$ a man
may lay hold of. something about it
that will afford master of excuse; nor
nothing : so excelent but a man may
fasten ubon something belonging to it
whereby! to reduce it Tillotson.
"Assjume a virtue if you have it
not" says Shakespeare. But this is
not always practicable. The thor-
oughly intoxicated man can not as-
sumethe virtue of sobriety. Boston
A man who dwells on failure wi
discontent condemns himself of little-
ness. We can not be masters of our-
selves till our sovereignty has beeh
challenged and proved. The salutary
shock comes on j this side and that
and tho courageous sufferer is taught
the wealth of his resources.
Sympathy is both the forerunner
and the follower of knowledge in the
study of any character which is worth
being acquainted with. Unless we ;
are in sympathy with such a character ;
we can never understand it; and only j
as we understand it can wo have full- 1
ness of sympathy with it.
Many people know how to do this
and that but they lack tho capacity j
for doing. They are listless indolent '
slow; or to call them by a better name i
they are lazy. If this can not bo over-
como in them they will make no prog-
ress. United Presbyterian. j j
Gain comes through outlay; giv- j
ing promotes growth. Loss comes '
through hoarding; holding brings de-
cay. j. no law is the same so lar in
the realm of spirit and matter.
head and heart must be taxed in order
to live. Ho who would have must
spend. He who wouid hold must yield.
The more one does tho greater his
power of doing.
PICTURES ON STONE.
A. Skttch of the 1 Progress of the Art
l.lthfcr'ihjr in America.
"Lithography is a profession rather
than a mechanical art" said Edward
Carqueville while speaking of his busi-
ness. "The engraving of pictures on
stone seems as yet almost an infant in-
dustry" ho continued as he glanced at
a largo lithograph in soven colors that
hung over his desk.
"Regarding the advances made in
lithographic art tho introduction of
steam presses did much to help along '
tho business. There was a 'time when
all tho press work was done by hand
and this labor made lithographs so.
high that they were placed beyond the
reach of many people. Steam presses
came however about fifteen years
ago and the art of engraving pictures
upon stone received a new impetus.
We were then enabled to make terms
wjth showmen and made posters for
less money than wood-cuts could be
made. Theatrical managers came to
us and wo not only made portraits for
them but even thoir bills that were
posted on boards were made by the"
lithographic process. Then Barnum
and Furcpaugh took advantage of tho
superior quality of pictures that could
be produced by engravings on stone. '
and circus managers were our best cus-
tomers. "Nearly all the pictures you now seer
on bill-boards and in windows are lith-
ographs. Fifteen years ago hardly a
merchant in the United States thought
he could advertise by means 6f litho-
graphs but now there are hundreds
whojijiv-o-costly pictures made. Espe-
TiTly is this truo of tobacco firms and
patent-medicine men who give us
large orders for advertising pictures.
"Iii regard to the future of the busi-
ness there are no fears that any other
.process will supplant the making of
pictures on stone. We make in Chi-
cago some of the finest lithographs! in
America because we have the highest
talenL The duplication of colors has
reached a high state of perfection and
we are now enabled to produce the
same effects with two colors that were
originally produced with six."
"This matter of getting the stonoi
from Bavaria is expensive as they cost
from three cents to forty cents a pound.
Now I am inclined to believe that there
is good lithograph stone near Hamilton.
Mo. that can be utilized. I went there
myself about a year ago and I am sat-
isfied that this stone is equal to the Ba-
varian. If this is truo we can produce
lithographs at one-half their present
cost.' Chicago News.
What a Child Did. ;
Only a few days ago a mother and
her daughter on their way from Phila-
delphia to Omaha were changing
trains at one of our x'.'-ssenger stations.
puddenly the girl r;tught sight of her
latner a aaa r ranciscan on nis return
journey from Xew York. He had
parted from his wife six years ago on
account of some domestic infelicity.
The child called his name
"0 papa! There's papa!" and ran
to him. He clasped her in his arms.
But her work as peacemaker was
J only begun. "Xow come over to mam
ma" she continued eagerly. "Do
speak to mamma. She has cried so
much and has told me often how good
papa always was." The appeal was irresistible-
The husband and father
Hooked at the wife and mother he
stepped quickly to her they clasped
hands and the unlooked-for reconcilia-
tion was an accomplished fact. The
west-bound train bore sway a reunited
2&s6te&tt6fw 3$ &. awftSez-at Mm
A sttaagts? atat'jij a!Ax "Tea ae IT
Wbo!ttGrl3fer3t aad s7?rc feit
A6roTrtateo2reiia&-5gTaT8.feBt fgt imoar
Iaeit&er&esrd&aeb nor saw atfer-&B$fxU;
A duty nype-tred saica t&sy ad pes to
Aaders ika smrs was Oiled tiey raafeaed all
TJao seztoa leased hia elaia epos Ms A&giag
A kindly heart &e had I kae? Ma wail" be
"He oftes usd to sit -where sotltiel&ss nest.
The young aed old ware glad to. kail kim. In the
As good a man to all as aay eae could be.
geacroiii heart was his &sd but one i&nlt
Intemperance was that fault; job ask ae did
It harm? '
I rather think It dW through it he lost mis
k " His broken-hearted yrife djsd jsst a yearso.
Hi children went astray where bo oas soe&s
He got so. low at last the chatch folks shut the
And would not let hlto eit -asioag thsm say
One night whan drunk he fell; to rise he vala-
For he "was paralyzed and In tie poor-house
Now he this day ts lahl down in that narrow
I'm sorry for I bcoir he only bad One Fault.
' one Fault t my worthy friend On Fault! He
The ship had but cae leak and yet you see it
He only had One Fault and yet It -wrecked his
And in early gnve laid law an ill-used wife.
One Fsulf and through its curse h a home a
Wealth life and honor lost his children all
The guiiing compass gone before the voyage
What haven will he .reach beyond the setting
He only had One Fault 40 it be was a slave.
These clouds now spread a vat for time around
But now. tbe serious -thought this close of
earthly strife. '
This dark and narrow tomb is not the end of
Tben lot me plead with you and from that One
Let not the curse or drink come in your lips
When tempted to partake I kindly bid you
For Heaven and earth arc lost to those with
tbat One Fuvll.
Why He Was Never Known to Shed a
Tear Tiie Secret Sorrow of His Life.
"'You are said to be a hard-hearted man.
A man who has no sympathy with the sor-
rovv otncr People and strangely lacking
tu iL-uuujf wuuu irouuiu couius 10 your
Those words were addressed by a young
man to one much his senior in years and
experience. His name was John Andrews;
and one would have compared him to
George Washington. There was tho same
kingly crectness of torm tho same
firm commanding bearing and voica.
His forehead wis hich and broad
an Index of great intellect. Heavy
brows shaded a pair of steel-gray
eyes noticeable for their expression of
controlled force. The lower part of bis
face especially his squarely-built chin
told of an iron will and an Inflexible
nature. As he walked the street many
gazed after this courtly man and ownei
that his influence counted for much in the
town where he had grown up; but the
same thing was always said about him:
"His heart is as hard as Pharaoh's."
Tho young man Philip who uttered the
abctve words was a f avorito nephew of Mr.
Andrews. He was a fine manly fellow
jU3t entering: college.
Philip had been stung to the quick by
the oft-repeated opinions of people in re-
gard to this Undo John's "hard-hcart-
euness" and one day he followed him into
his office and before ho could choose his
sentences or soften the word spoke his
heart out in this heavy accusation of
Looking up quickly to note the effect ho
was pained to see a look of anguish settlo
like a dark cloud over his uncle's face.
"Why!" ho exclaimed "do you mean to
say TJdcle John that you have never
heard what people say of youl I heard a
man declare to-day that he never knew of
your shedding a tear in your life."
Mr. Andrews stood by his desk with his
hand shading his eyes. In the bright sun-
light which flooded tho office his hair was
almost white and deep lines were fur
rowed in his faco that Philip had never
noticed before. H s form was bowed and
his whole appearance was expressive of
extreme agony as if lroxn the shock of a
He raised his head gazing; long and
earnestly at his nephew's bright young
face "And this" he said in a voice that
tremble i "is the sentence that my old
friends have pronounced upon me! I am
a 'hard-hearted man;' and yet I have
been a good citizen thank God! a good
Christian I trust; a good husband and
fatbor. Ah my boy it is too true that I
have not shed a tear since I was your own
age. There is a secret of my life which
others have never known. I have always
kept it buried in the depths of my heart;
but your hand has unlocked the door; you
shall know why no one has ever seen me
shed a tear or show any emotion. When 1
was a boy of sixteen I was not unlike you
Philip. I had your quick sensibilities.'
your warm impetuous disposition. I had
a brother your Uncle Charles who wa3
five or six years older than J and we were
as fond and loving of each other and of
your Aunt Helen as any brothers could be.
? She was then a young girl of twelve
and it seemed to us that there never was a
daintier sweeter sister in all the world.
She had a timid clinging nature that ap-
pealed to us for protection. We were all
the more tender because she shared the
family trouble; our skeleton in the doset
was known to her. How many nights have
I seen her with her dear sweet face
pressed against tho window peering into
the darkness for a familiar form shuffling
home at night from the grog-store around
"Often I would take her Into my arms
and tell her to leave Charlie and me to
watch for father; but she always insisted
that she could wait on him when ho came
in and perhaps comfort mother.
rjiings grew from worse to worse until
we would not allow Helen to see father
when he came home. His language was
often ubusivc and crucL
'Our family bad never beeh poor untH
then but we soon cbramcneed.to feel that
fibber was drinking up all tho earnings.
Charles had a posit on in a village acad
emy on a small salary and I was clerk in
a bank; Even with what we boys could
earn we had hard work to make both ends
meet. I could not bear to havo Helen do
so much and see her growing paler and
thinner every day. My heart was broken
as I sometimes heard mother cry.
"One day a thunderbolt fell upon us in
the shape of a big bill from Greggs the
owner of the grog-store. We did not know
what to da In those days men were put
in jail for debt. We talked of that
mother wringing her bands at the thought
of it. Wdl your Uncle Charles and I at
last succeeded in getting enough moner
and 1 took it to Mr. Greggs with the firm
resolve in my heart that father should
never get another drop of liquor at that
"It was-hard Io? me to enter the store.
There was on the walk outside a group of
half drunken sies. The? wer hoverla
r - .. -w- ---i. -.. i;
j(J(PWk iwPt Wp1 H'f
MKttfc WsMI tfctttfl
BFTnflPt i'W "WPJW"''
aeiSain&alrl& Tit tW6 iff- ; '
'. . - r -r- r - . . .
ft 2?w te iraaMfc art I f-M : : V
fcsfeifth W. tttvy fctiiwwCtt fc
ferUi9teNMlt4irifefe4r nm--: '-
fc-ft3itc asrS - w-. - -
"Mr 0f8.e-wsii fe " ' '
SM-ladg wt &!& &t j? 3 ;'- "
MytfeitiyiljWr i6w w$V
fcU-vear&Mfe! SferftS Jf ftfcfer '
sect ye t v m Ulii drop U "warn : -
tafecoklaJgfcV ' -
'Imsgias.feeway Kid wa jtwewta
tfeos3Ki-t5-r word. tte3fc-TE4eAwi
to My teR$tas; tte klf-4niftlw
fmatotkeae. At last lisSsBsr3P'ar . '
Iwa&ed past tlmui all etee in .; .
desfc Xta&otatthejbUi &$?&;
Mr. Graffs. 'AM he said wif a S9y
ejacathsiao-aey -your dftdis pfeyta'C p
. "? . .. - . .ai ?a
as i. coma 'Sinister -t.nsve casws w iR? -
mosey my father Qrea yoa terluA-3W&''
Here Itis. You cariicount it aa&aeetfcafc
sverr ceatfo &re and ay Itfealfe te&? .
1And aownay spirit waa up. I watt
nescer the jss.. I thought of soil? &a .
HeUa. I sposIow and rmly.. I atMs
i&Grofjts I have &ne taiag te aa3rjy
WUTyo proaab ia that you wiUaovae
sell mv father asother drop!
'Humph V he replied you hadbet
go about your own business yoang awa.
Don't be spoiling my trade. Your dsd i
too good a customer to give up aseesy ss
"The tears sprang to my. eyes but I
dashed them away and going behind the
bar I said to him in a lows tone of voicar
Mr. Greggs. I know that father paya you
a good deal of money. 1 have thought el
that. I should like to malte this agre
ment with you: If you will reckos up ;
what your profit Is from the liquor you sell
father Charles and I will pay it to yda 11
you will promise not) to sell.hlmja drop for
a year.' ! i
. "Ho laughed atmy proposition. At
first I was angry. I could nve atvuck
him in my passion but somehow I was
so filled with pity for mother and Helen
and even for father that my anger all
melted away. I was broken In heart and'
I thought to soften this man by pur great
Forrow. Somehow X didn't know how it
was as I pleaded with turn in my awtul
agony I fell Upon my knees. I clasped
anas around his ffiot and fairly bath
tnem with my tears as I begged him .not
to ruin my father I told him of my
mother's breaking '! heart and of Uttl
Helen's prayers Fbr a moment or two ha
let me lie there and! then he lifted his foot
and spurned mo with his heavy boot. He
kicked me I 'Got' he said -you crying
baby. 111 havefnono of your pious cant
and womanish tears. Go heme and tell
your mother that her son IS a weak;
snivelling boy and tell your sister that
not if she crept here on her knees and
prayed to me would I stop giving your old
dad all the drink he wants.'
"When the30 cruel words were out ho
gave me a push and drove mc out into the
street following me with a fearful oath
that rings in my ear to this day.
"I do not know how 'long I wandered
around in tho cold but X know that myl
tears gushed out like fountains of water
and that great sobs shook me. I sank
down' overcome with grief and for a time
I lost myself.
"When I awakened my eyes were like
burning coals and In place of a heart I
felt as if a great stone was in my breast.
Ah I the agony of that home-coining I I
told mother and Charles all that I had
experienced- I sajv their tears but I
neyer mingled mine with theirs. The
fountain was dry. The great revulsion of
feeling had come and I was as a dumb ani-
mal feeling a sorrow but with no voice to
utter it. Now my boy you know why 2
am called a hard-hearted man.
" in my own sorrows the loss of a loved
wife and children I have stood by their
silent dead forms and my eyes have been
dry. I could not Cry though my heart
was breaking. Long years ago I sobbed
out all my emotions on the floor of thai-grog-store.
Tho cruelty of that man a
sense of his unpitying nature as I pleaded
with him and as he put his foot upon me
it frozo my heart. . ily father aftprjawhila
grew to be a better man. He became a
"One Sunday mbralng the minister.
'Father Chester' wei
called him preached a'
sermon on the text:
inherit the kingdom
'Nor drundards shall
of God.' Tho sermon
but the prayer that
was very powerful
followed was more ; powerful for it wa3
tenderer. Every onje was moved when the
minister raised his arms to pronounce the
benediction; but just then father stepped
from the pew into the aisle and looking
earnestly at the minister raised his hand
a signal that he wished to speak Mr.
Chester dropping his arms called out
father's name and asked him what he bad
to say. j
"Slowly father moved down tho aisle
and when he camo to tho pulpit platform
ho turned around facing tho great congre-
gation and then he spoke his voice break-
ing under his great feeling. He confessed
his sin and shame and solemnly promised
that he would never drink another drop of
liquor. He asked the minister and the
people for their prayers. Every body was
in tears; but I with my heart swelling
within me could not cry. t-
" Father lived years after a strong
Temperance man a noble Christian. When
he died I mourned him but there were no
tears. Ah! they say I never cry do they "
Tbe agony of not being able to cry has
been the secretorrow of my life.
"I feel for the trials and sadness of
other lives -but. I can not express it in any
outward way. So they call me 'hard-
hearted.' Little do they know what
turnod my heart to stone. Mr. Greggs
that monster of hard-heartedness is tha
cause of all this. He and men of his pro-
fession brutalize themselves by their
traffic in human souls. They are putting
their feet on the necks of proud sous pray-.
ing mothers and sisters and are surely
crushing . out the life in them. Tho
monster. Intemperance is like a fiery
dragon breath ins its hot breath upon hu-
man hopes aspirations and loves and1
blighting them forever.
"Ah!" he murmured in a sad tone
"they call me hard-hearted. How littl
they know ! How little they know 1"
Philip with hi arms around his uncle's'
neck felt a tear drop on his cheek. He
looked up and saw that again the fountaia
was unlocked. The strong man was weep- '
Ing llko a child. Maru L. Spalding inN. K
m a '
Some time ago application was-made
to the Board of Excise of this city for a
license to sell liquor at the corner of
Fourteenth street and University place
in the center of a most active retaiL
trade where many women and chil-'
dreh tire continually passing and re-
passing. The business men of tho
vicinity remonstrated earnestly some
of them declaring that a drinking re
sort in that locality would greatly in
jure their business. Thd Board de-
clined to grant the license but unde?
the infamous mandamus process thi
liquor men have triumphed over all
opposition and the Board have beaa ! :
"compelled" to license the place ik
questionJ Ni. Y. Witness.
"Labor and Iiquok" is the title of a
suggestive article in the Catholic Worii. '
in. which the writer pertinently says:; ."
"Let labor boycott the saloon as tha- I ;
first step towards better 'h.oaes. &a$ .
better living." - i
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