The Taylor County News. (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, February 4, 1898 Page: 2 of 6
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THE TAYLOR CODHPI HEWS.
JAMES -A. LOWRY PnblUher and Proprietor.
: : TEXAS
THE FEMININE KEYNOTE.
Modalate Your YoIcck Women wtth
the Strident Toned
If "women heeded half the pood ad-
rice they read there would by this time
Lave been a marked improvement in
their voices but like the Nereides who
forever dipped up water in their sieves
the average woman takes in at one ear
and lets out at the other all those little
admonitions which she docs not wish to
hearken unto and it is not pleasant to
be so often told that we haven't charm-
ing voices like our English cousins.
The truth is not always palatable but
when It is the truth about something
"quite in our power to remedy we ought
surely to be willing to mend cur ways.
A woman who is conscious that she
speaks in a high-pitched unnatural key
in common conversation must also be
conscious that she could do otherwise
if she chose. By lowering the pitch a
lone or two persistently checking the
impulse to break bounds into a shrill
staccato register that ends in a vent-
nble screech you may go on improving
from day to day till your friends begin
to compliment you on your mellow
tones and men especially will be quick
to appreciate the charm of that "low
Kweet voice an excellent thing in wom-
an. Applicants must now pass an exam-
ination in music in order to become a
teacher in the public schools but that is
to tench the children to sing and has
nothing to do with training them in the
art of vocal intonation in common
apcech and we as a people are ourselves
conscious of our lack of inflections.
Along with grammatical correctness
of speech why not instill the importance
of equally cultivating the medium
through which verbal euphony is trans-
mitted? If this is neglected in the schools it
fdiould surely not be so in the home and
the child aflerall. is certain to catch its
mother's way of talking be that stri-
dent and crude or delightfully culti-
ated in tone and modified in those
bristling r's 'hat multiply themselves
in the mouths of westerners like burrs
about the chestnut.
Soften your voice and y ou soften your
accent. Philadelphia Kecord.
V PRUNES DATES AND FIGS.
Sensoiinble Herlpc for Sniieei nnn
Prune Sauce. Wash seal: and boil
ll.e prunes in the "usual manner. When
tender take out the stones as clean as
possible; crack them and extract the
kernels. Throw these in boiling wale
for a minute and rub off the outerskin.
Dip in cold water to preserve their
color and add to the fruit. Sweeten the
sauce with white sugar to taste and to
n pound of fruit add a glass of port
Stewed Dates Wash and pick over a
pound of dates; take out the stones.
oimiuei on .1 .sitiw me huh jhm mum-
cient water to cover them until the
whole becomes the consistency of ap.-
ple sauce. Add a small piece of butter
about half a tablespoon fill sweeten t-o
taste and flavor with lemon peel. Th:i J
is a wry healthful sauce anil remark-
ably .cheap. Dates are also excellent
chopped and mixed with the breakfast
oatmeal to be eaten with milk ami
Stewed Figs. Put one pound of good
dried figs into a pint of cold water j
Stew till quite tender; take out the figs t
and put into the water one pound of
loaf sugar and the rind of a lemon.
When the sirup is thick enough add
the juice of one or more lemons and a .
tnblespoonful of brandy; put in the figs
againand tew fora (piarler of an hour
Fig Fudding.-Chop a pound of ligs
with half a pound of suet and add ton
quarter pound of bread crumbs a cpiar-
.ter pound of flour and a tablcspnonful
of brown sugar. Mix well together
anu ami a wiuegiassitti ol sherry.
Steam or boil for two hours in a cloth
and serve with hard sauce.
Date Budding. Stone a pound o!
dates and chop them up with a quar-
ter of a pound of sugar. Sift a quar-
ter of a pound of flour with a quarter
of a pound of sugar. Mix the dates
and suet with this also halfa nutmeg
grated. Boil for two hours in a elotii
and serve with a hard sauce of sugar
and butter. This pudding is almost as
nice without the wine. Cineinnat'
The oxalis in its many varieties is
one of the prettiest and most satisfac-
tory window-plants we have and ow-
ing to its ease of cultivation and very
free-flowering qualities should find a
plaje in every collection of house
plants. Among the best varieties to
grow are Boweii a very charming va-
riety having a strong heavy foli-
age and bearing large rose-eoloreJ
flowers; Versi-eolor the closed flowers
of which are very delicately marked;
Bermuda buttercup an improved yel-
low sort with large flowers; Lutea an
old favorite; Lutca plena double yel-
low Floribunda. pink and Floribunda
alba white. All of the above varieties
are grown from bulbs which may be
plant-ed in a four or five-inch pot
thus securing a good head of foliage
and n large number of blooms in on..
mass. Keep the plants in a warm sun-
ny window while blooming and water
them well as often as is necessary.
Woman's Home Companion.
I.ate Kanlilon Note.
Delicately-tinted linings are very-
much to the fpre on the smartest of
this winter's nnifTs.
A pretty newt idea is to cross over in
aurplice fashicjn the bodice vest of
moasscline de soie or soft silk.
The fastening of the belt on the new
Russian blouse is usually put at the left
aide. The extraordinary popularity of
this style basque has brought belts
and girdles of all sorts into fashion
and to suit every figure. Broad and
narrow plain ajid ornate silk velvet.
or even the costume material are all
worn and in vogue. St. Louis Republic
EffC Son p.
Mix one egg with flour until fine
like cornmeal. Sift this as you would
cornmcal into the liquid where a soup
thank or a piece of beef has been boiled.
Season with small teaspoonful of salt
- md half teaspoonful of pepper to a
quart ami just before dishing add a
raw egg. Aell beaten. This is a par-
ticularly uppetizing soup Cincinnati
ni 'liJ - & rr
Copyright ty A. N. Kctlocj; NewsrFr Co
CHAPTER XVI. Co.vri.M-rn.
"Angus Brace's sister!" rxvlaimcd
Herbert with a start. "What woman
me marry the si:.tcr of a of Black
I!ard the pirate! Whnt. put that in
your head? WJmt ails you Mag? What
do you mean? How knew you that
Angus had a sister?"
"Uh I've seen her often. She used
to go to school in Wilmington and has
jften been in your uncle's house. Miss
Fannie knows her well. She is a young
lady now;older than she is. and is said
to be the handsomest girl in Smith-
j ville and now that her brother had
to leave home for the murder of your
uncle u murder which you and I know
lie didn't commit "
"Mag! Mag! what do you mean?'
said Herbert springing to his feet and
glancing hurriedly around the room.
"Nothinir honey nothing; why
there nin't no one here no one knows
but you and I that it was you that
killed ole marster."
"Mag! Mag! on your life don't say
"Why. marster 1 inntit no harm.
1 jes thought t'would lie a pood plan
if you'd marry her. You see no one
would ever suspicion you then."
"How si won Id anyone ever have rus-
pieion of me?"
"Whv von know how uiminen folks
are. They never believe that their own
brothers or husbands could c.-mrmit a
rrr'nie and they are always hulking for
some one else to saddle t on ami as
you was the only 'iian in th house at
that lime boides Angus yi: should
he the one that they would suspicion
I'm bound thev don't lwliekc Angus
did it." '
"Kvcryonc else does Mag."
"Yes 'all but us two."
"Don't s-ay that again. Mag! They
-urely can't doubt that Angus is a
pirate with SltW.OtW offered for his
" 1 f I could go down t here once nmrster
I'd soon iiiitl out what they thought.
I only want the man that is goin' to
bring some of my children to m be
fore I die. to protect hunse''
"Thanks. Mag; J ' you're all
right and :' ...nk of thai scheme
bis .r't not the pirate's- sister that I will
"Who then marster?"
"You said. Mag that there wore but
two young ladies here."
"Yes. marster but you njnWn'l - tm
you wouldn't --marry ole marster's
"(ouidn't! Why couldn't I?"
"Because ln-cause marster how
"But you forget theotljer ladv. Mag."
"The other lady? Whaf? That would
nave been ole marster's bride. Miss
( j:ira JJiUV .No. no. marster;
tlia Oh-nmrster'd haunt ou."
"Why Mag! Mag! what nil you?"
"I'm sheered for ou marster that's
"Yes. Mag. it's Clara Hill that will
lie your mistress.; just the same as
though your old mash r had Jicd.
Surely you don't object to her?"
"No. marster. It's for you to Fay. if
her beiu about don't 'mind you too
miK-Ii of ole marster that's all."
Herbert had drunk his hot Scotch.
"('ooij-nighl. Aunt Mag!" and he arose
from his chair and went upstairs with
n mind any thing but undisturbed and
little sleep visited his eyes that night?
'What could Mag have meant." ho
tii.tMsrlii- "bv that cxt.rcs.sion about mv
marrv ing .ictinte BrticeV Did she.
.' h hn.-.giiio that I sought th
vi-.ter of l.laek Beard for a wif.-.'Or is
j.ni. m.-ditaiing trra-Iirrv against nic?
Sl..iri.l.iv .. shf. n.M.; ' 1V j.
hg up Vome of her children. So I will!
So I will! Mag must be kept satislicI!
She says that the woimn think that
their brothers ami husband can com-
mit no crimes -why . then Clara I hope
i will think so of me. Should Mag go to
Smith. ilh. she might- ascertain that
j the family of Brae are tloiiking of
j this matter but what mailers it tome
; what they think? If B: ! stopped 'here
j going out which evidently he did ami
j left th. cook he certainly told his
I mother and sister thai he was not guilt v
of the muni r ami that I was- if mj
why have tiny not been heard from be-
fore? "He doubtless toM them that all of
the circutnsi.iticcs pointed to him and
that to remain would be to hang for
the murder still I can't understand
their silence- it is unnatural.
"The: if 1 truce heard Mag scream lie
must have told them that but he also
told tin. m. if he did. that a negro's oath
would not save him even if Mag eould
save him she would not do it if in doing
it she had to condemn me; perhaps it
would be be.st to send her down and
lind the drift of their sentiment.
"I can trust her. TJial was a master
stroke thinking about hunting up her
children at least I will think of it."
Whoa Mag hea'rd her master ascend
the stairs and close his door she sink
on her knees before tlie tire.
"Marster! ole n.tirstcr! do you think
Mag is forget no. honey Magnin't for-
get but Mag can't z'aetly see h: r way
clear. You am nst "asy. though mars-
ter for the woman that would lKioleen
my Inisses if you had lived will never be
my misses now. Since Angus Bruce
turned pirate marster I don't know
how I'll bring Herbert Inthrop to jestK
but I'll do it. marster I'll do it" -if a
nigger's oath won't count a nigger can
cut. and shoot and kill. Herbert Laihrop
thinks his soft talk 'bout buntin my
chlllen bought Mag over. Don't you be-
lieve it marster! don't you believe it! I
don't want my chillen to belong to a
murderer. Fli 'member marster; I'll
memln-r! and Herbert Lathrop shall be
brought to jeMis."
Mcori.i he cot-i.jj a. jit-mn:j.F.i man
It was fully two hours later tliou
usual when Herbert Lathrop descended
the stairs the next morning after hav-
ing informed Mag of hi-s coming mar-
riage with Miss Hill nor did he appear
Slumber had not cIo-nd his eyes until
the night was well spent and then his
Bleep was of that nature thnt it rather
exhausted than icfrcshtd. for it wris
troubled with fitful dreams in which
hia murdered uncle Angs TJrupe Clwa
1nBKKjm JTr.rar '
1 IMHL-i ffi
his Intended and Aunt Mag all played
He had been at the old home in Wil-
mington he was down at the bank ai-
tcring his uncle's will.
"Ahat but $3000 to your nephew?
Make Iz .10. uncle make it 50 another
cipher will do it now change that
live to 50 there it's done.
"Hold! let me look to the windows
and doors no one must witness this.
The witnesses' names arc attached to
the deed already who are they?
Strange and Bligh! Win! they were
both lost at sen what! no administra-
tor named? the space left aeant. and
no bond required? Jhrhert La'.hrop.
you were born in luck there now' the
name's filled in put the jxspcrs back
ju-t as I found them now lock the safe
that much Is accomplished.
"Now to slip out and close the bank.
But why slip out? . work here often
nijhts what made me say that?
"Now the bank door is closed. When
next it opens there will be black crapo
"A! Angus Bruce you will escape
suspicion; the murder must appear the
work of burglars. Why. here's a bar
open; a horn of brandy will stiffen my
"What! Angus Bruce just on the cor-
ner! Fortune favors me a letter from
my cousin wish to sec my uncle. Cer-
tainly captain; follow me.
"Now we are in the library. No
trouble captain if you don't see him
to-night; you may not sec him before
he leaves on his wedding irip.
"'"nclo John! I'ncle John!
"What is it. nephew?
"Capt. Bruce is here and wishes to
tee you particularly.
"I have retired nephew but tell
Angus to enter my room.
"Now upstairs! I'pstairsJ
"Yes. c ousin.
"Angus ltrtiee is below with a letter
to you from Clara.
"Tell Angus 1 will be down at once.
"Now open the trunk the shenth
knife! I have it in my hand ah but
the blade is keen and long kiek off
these shoes ami put my slippers on:
now oil v. it Ii my coat roll up that
slcce the blood might stain it my
She sunk on hrr kuera before the flri".
Ulicle's bluod! it"-- t i l.iti- to lii-sit. 1 1
now the will i- e'i.nc 1 ihmK of
brandy ami one hk in the glas.. why.
1mw pale I am- now Miftly softly
down the stairs Uie bathtoom iltMir .
is ojien I am inside; there stands
Pruce before mv uncle who i.s sitting
on th" lu ilside."
"If she tells me Angus that she weds
me but to satisfy- her father's deiinnd
1 will return to Wilmington a single
'?.. so. then Clara does not love you.
I'ncle .John but Angus Angus! and she
shall not wed him but your nephew
Herbert Lathrop can I get behind
Mruee without his seeing me? Yen
yis! softly but quick here I am now
under 1 '.luce's arm clutch the handle
t iirht drie hard home! home to the
hilt: now fly!
"That cry! that cry!
"I have you M:ig! I havcyou!"
Herbert sprar.g from the bed the cry
still on his lipi; the big beads of per-
spiration pouring from his body shak-
ing" ami quivering in cwry limb.
"My Cod! My Cod! how horrible!
"Why. it's but a dream-this Iwittle will
liven me up a bit; that came of Mag's
talk last night. Berhaps I will sleep
He idos-ed his eyes but uninterrupted-
ly the dream kept on.
"Mag. you're a nigger; you can't tes-
tify a word and I'll kill you. Silence
and I'm vour friend -I'll buy voitrehil-
dren. It was Bruce. Mag; remember
it was Bruce. Now I'm back in my.
room. Ah! a drink quick! quick!
That was Fannie's door; I'll join her
on the stairs and we will view- tin .scene
together. What's that? Murder! mur-
der! "We enter the door; there's Bruce
turning from the bedside with the
bloody knife in his hand. It couldn't
Ih better what a look of horror on his
face. I'll call it a lieudish look; there's
Fncle .John leaning back on the lcd.
and blood blood! everywhere. Look
again; Fannie screnms ami faints.
"Angus r.ruce y ou have murdered my
"Liar! This is your scheme. Tt is
you that murdered him.
"Call theojheer! Call the officers!
"Ah! you are after me! Slam the
door!" Slam the door! Now watch
there he goe.: now for the sheriff!
"Whnt Mruee! a pirate Black Heard
- and ; oo.tnii fur Ins head! Better:
better yet. 1 hope he'll soon be killed
killed dead dead men can't talk.
"I am a planter. I own Kendall. You
say squire that Clara will be my wife?
Why. that's what I've worked for. To
obtain her hand was one of the object
that caused me to stain my hands with
but no. Bruce did that!
"Clarence and Fannie marry the same
day. October 10.
"What's that. Mag? Me marry the
sisViT of gnes Bruce? You re crazy I
Why he killed my uncle!
"No. you. you! Herbert Lathrop!
"Mag. Mag. never say that again;
some one .night hear you. It'c Ffiei
that walls have car-. I'll buy your
children and your husband ami any-
thing vnu want lust don't sav that
"Co to Smithvillv and see what the
mother and sister of Bruce say ? Well
Mag. we'll -ce about that I have faith
in you for you eicct me to restore
your children and I'll do it. Mag I'll do
It. I wonder if Tom Hill is all right
ir is hcie.
will walk in
te prier '
"Ah. the 10th of October
New it is night and wo
ftt the chape' den-r; there
' 7Z -. :-j---
t V r'
-. MP Ly-
ly1. Hz l L '
in his white robea and there Io Clara
leaning on her father's arm. How-
beautiful she is-here is Fannie on my
nrm. What! Clarence and my eon-iw
first? That's well. Why. now they
are man and wife and Clara and I
stand before the altar.
"Who i.s that! Who is that! What'
Hlack Heard? Seize the muiderer o(
John Loyd! What me! Help! help!"
And from the bed leaped Herbert again
his eyes stating and his whole frame
"Thank Cod! Thank Co.!! it's day-
light. Not for th world would I close
my eye. again. I must send Mag to
Smith Hie; I can't stand this. Ye
god. I am whiter than these walK
What! eight o'clock.' Had I waked at
the usual time. 1 would h:ne been spared
half of that horrid dream. Why. I can
hardly stand and 1 am wringing wet.
Aunt Mag! Aunt Mag! keep your idle
thoughts at home."
When Herbert entered the dining-
room l'annie was seated at the table.
"Good morning. Fannie."
"Good morning cousin: why. how like
a ghost you look. Are you ill .'"
"I am not well Fannie and rested
poorly. I am going to Wilmington to-
day to see Dr. Daws; do you wish to
"No Herbert I don't wish to see the
place soon and yet 1 hac spent many
happy hours there when my dear
father wis alive. What n very fiend
one must be to murder a" defenseless
Whv father never would
hae dreamed that he stood in danger
from Angus llruee."
"His infatuation for Miss Hill made
him desperate." wrd IKtin-rt. "lie
could not lu-ar t!iat other than him-
self should possess her hand."
At one o'clock Herbert wis in Wil-
mington. The principal theme of con-
cr:itiou there seemed to be Black
Beard and his exploits among the
latest being the IViittfort and Haiti-
The Mary Locket t. an Incoming i-
sel with funds to btiv eolt on. had been
overhatiled 15 miles Iroui the inlet and ;
after secn of her crew had been slain
the pirates plundcrtd her. seeuriti
tes piitnucrtd her. securing a
louut of iiM.ney. and although
no man answering the description of
Illack Heard was cen amoi g th..-e
who lHiarded and phtudeied Iter the
inttes' essel was a two-tiiat .-chiKMier.
ami it was genet ally conceded that
IMack I'eaulwnshei master.
The Swlnev K. .Ioties. another cot ton-
carrying craft tluee weeks cnertltte it
was claimed l.atl Im'cp plundered by the
pinitcs. and with h-r entire crew sent
to t he Koi ttun of t he ocean.
It w.r argued that the days of IM:ek
Beaul mtist be drawing to a chse un-
less he at once aluiinlou the Caroli'ia
His crew it was cslimatid. nutiiliercd
loo men ami was said to be comptiscd of
fugitnes from justice ex-einiicts and
runaway sla .
A steamer was lilted out in the harlHr
which would mkiji lea'.e in qi:e.-.t of the
Herbert isiied the old home of hia
uncle w hich had not been entered since
he h;id taken l:iniiie to Kendall; the
furniture and the Ik longings if the
house hail not been removtd.aiulce:y-
thing seemed lamili'ir.
He went up to his old to.im. there
stood the half-empty lmttle ofluan.'y.
from which he had drank thai night.
He turi'ed a glass and drank it down.
then he pas.. 1 into his cousin's room:
there suspended from the will hur.g a
painting of his uncle: he glanced at it
but oine. and lift the r:m; t:et be
passed down the stairway and at the
"Why should I go there? IVhaw!
I'm nervous. Why should I not? am I a
cow aril "'"
lie walked to the library dttoraml en-
tered the d:ior of his uncle's room
"There stands tlie Itrdstend a.sjt sttMd
that night v. hen v Iun I killt.i my
uncle. The bloody sheet blanket and
mattress have lie.-n removed. 'There!
where Angus stood right opjiosite tnyi
uncle; tlo-re 1 stole in b- hind ami
struck the blow. Ah! what's thatlj
blood! ldMHl on the carjH't yet ? Harkit
that scream! it ;i in the lahroom -
there is nothing there; I am avery fo!
I mut leave the house ltcft.ro I I.ef
my head. What's that .'- a portrait)
and with its face reverst .1. Mine! mini
again! There's s-unothimr wrong
everything is wrong. f.u!d he. a mur-
dered man. do that? Away with such
an idea! Herbert U'lthrop. bra man!"
He closed ami looked tin hoitx ami
proeee let I to the tliH-k of the Sunshiny
which he hoarded for h'one.
He was seated in the cabin vhcM
dipt. Harper entered.
"You a it no! looking well Mr. La.
throp. A planter's life can't agree wit 6
ui. Come try the brandy on the shirt
Itoard here." J
"Thanks captain. T eli've I will. 1
have been having chills." j
"Wh:skey and quinine and plenty of
it is the cmlv remedv I know .of for
Cape l'e-ir chills. By the way. Arg!
Uruce seems to Ih giving the whole
cttas; chills. I suppose you read of Hia
latest exploits?' j
"Yes I read of them. You must we
his mother and sister sometime-?"
"Seldom but sometimes I meet then
on the street."
"I .-H p-e-e they are imrratilitrr."
"Strange but from appearancrt n
wnuM not imagine that they wnv
cri'shed. ihoiiirb of course they are in
trouble: but they bearupwIL They
will not speak of their trouble. wih
anyone. Tohe the tiigrer cikiL. i-
a round a. lively as ever: one would
think that tin eour-.' of m'ii wa uhi
so much of a surprise to his own fam-
"Strange." thought Hcrltcrt ".-ml
large- sum offered for his head. 1 think
I "must cnl Mag to Siniihville." '
Hrrbr-t left the Sunshine at Orthn
landing and arrived home just at dusk
pro ub c-iNTt:.-rn: J
rutleil ltut Ol
"L'on't be afraid. Come right in my
wife's out. -H ive a little tomrtbing?
Here's a nice ij jality of old
"C'ood heavens man. yo fve got the
wrong lKttle! I.ixk at that label!
Don't you see it's mavketi 'Poison." "
"Oh. that's all right. That saves it
from the hired girl. My own invention
you know. Clever isn't It? Neier
f piled out once."
"How was that?"
"Hired girl couldn't read." Clflfve
land I'lain Dealer.
--Le.s than T(Ki years ago. or my lit.
generations lack each person now Itv
. . ' . . . . i
Ing had ancestors numbering over 1-J
00O.0 - C Nine generations br.ck his I
--estors nuabtSd over 1300.
generations back each nersou now liv
BEWARE OF THE GAR ROOM BANK
It ware uf th- tar-rnin hank rr.y bo :
I.Iu.-sit no inoiiey thirt-:
Though prvil'.s accrue they are not for
Xotlur.i; but sorrow nd csre.
T&- l'.tr-nem bank ou should ctv-r
IHt'o-ttt-r thtre ha--- s. much to lo?e!
iMwarr uf the La r-room bank my boy!
It's h itac to K.aihe and abhor.
l'ir honor acd truth tndependencer and
Pin.- nit frein its open door.
Ittu a sa! i.r. s:t of sorrow ar.d care
CfeRU-s sMs;jc r.ng forth to it real denpulr!
f.l war- 'f the bar-re:n hark my boy!
i; h! -i..- us talents of iId
Ilofv. h.:.or ar.d naith. eoi.untin.nt or
Ard icotnis.- of Joy urtdd.
Is thr t-ar-roem bank it we hide the:n
What account can we plve at the Judg-
ment D ?
Bware of the bar-room bank ray boj :
Ar.d hflp us to close the desr.
IJ people to-day would vote aa thry pray.
Wi! close 1: Xcrevir rcore.
And homes would be happy- and atari
would He Hnht.
Tor .v.ia: would Jipar: l!k a dr'am It.
I!. w:ire oC th- -ar-r'-nn bank my :
. Mjt n t.ti-nt ihr.
T'i"c-;h i r.nt.- a. -ru. :hy are not for
iltut oirs i an nwful -hn-e
Of ..rrtv. r-m.r. . aid ft- rral d jlr-
t:. m b-. .f the iar-ro.m bank e-
Jane- AH. rt I.utz. in N N Wi:t."
PLEDGEl) WITH WINE.
IMim tlie Hen ii 1 1 1" I llrlili-MiM in the
( r still t.ulilel.
"1'ledgc with wine pledge with
kiiie!" diet! the y mg and thought less
Harry id. "Pledge with wine" ran
through the brilliant crowd.
'I lie ba.:tilnl lri!- sew pale the
l!e-isie hour !.iI collie she pressed
ier while haitWx together s:il the
teaxes if hrr lrilt! wreath tr ttitdfd .i
Jer pure inw : her breath calut quirk -
r. In r In-art lira I wiMer. I-"rm her
i liihlhiHid she !iaI bee'i most ulettiiily
p v l
I ti I lie uef wiuesaii! r-iiiMirs.
rini. lay t!e your seruples
for til! oli-e. s;ini til JiHige. Ill a lW
tone foiiii; t.;trd his langhtci: "the
i tiifiaiiy i-niwi t it. l tiiit s seriously
infringe iim.i the rules of etiquette in
yiiirtwii home a a you ilease; but
in mine. ?r thi onep .t-nr we."
Kery ve wti turi:'l iowanl tli"
bridal pair. Mario'i' piielen were
well known lienry liaI been a en-
vial:t. Int of lair his friends notice-!
the ehanire in his mat"?. thr iliffer-
eitee in his ii:.ii4s ami to-night they
watt hed Kim to s-e. :i they sneeringly
-:i:l. if he was tied t'outi tt a wtilttan
i piiiioa shii.
I'lMiring a liriiiitning l-.ikrr. they held
it with trembling oinilrs toward Ma-
rion. She was wry wile though more
t-fmHi'.fil ami her hand snk m". (
sinilffig la-k. sh" ;rart fi.lly arreptrtl
inrervsi;:i leiitp'i'r 1110 rstisii n in nei
lips. Itui earre' hatl he tlonr s.
uhenrviry hand was arrested by her
. ...... t i. ... i
pierelliL' erl.llimlim .tf "lilt. MOW ier-
ril.'e!" "Vha i it?" erit-l nneaiulatl.
thntnging togrlht-r. for sh. had slowly
carried the lass at arm's length and
ly Ts r
;' " . i t
.-X --A. U s.
i? - -
! ' t
"till: llt TKKKIIM.K"
ftas lixeiiiy rrgartling it as though it Three Wn-p. to Dent tilth the i:.li.
wire some hideous object. Mr. diaries Kiiot Norton of Harvard
"Wait." she answered while an in- who during the jkis; sitn.nier has iuaf.
iietl li.'ht shore from her tlark ryr. sotue whtdesuuie utrerant-es in r g:irt! to
"wait ai.'i I wilt tell you. I see." she iitwn aod viLuge hotjilluntism am! re-
ad'i. !. .slowly pointing one jrrlt-t! tin- Milting erinie. t-oiumenting uiu thr re-
fer at the .starkliiig ruby Iitiiitl. a tfi.i wlm!. .a!e luitrhery ly rurn-r.ie!
.'"lit that U ti!ars all ttestriplion: ami r'lth.rt.i. in the town of f.orham. N". II.
Vet. listen; I will KiinT :T l. r uu if I said: "Thr conditions th.ir pro-lut-tr
:an. It ";s a.b-:.i -tt: tall moitn- jieh crimes shoitht Ih n.et In thrn.
laii.s. emwiiffl with ve ilurr. rise in ..
iwfnl stiblijmty around: a river runs' "First a it:rkrn-I sne t.f t!-e r-
rimoigh. and brif.-hi tlov.ersgrttw tcthe .jMiiSibi;ity of parents fur the retr .m:
vattr" i ilfi-. llirrr is a thick warm r etntrd of their rhihtreti.
mist tl.it the sun seeks vaiuly to pierce;
trte-. loflv ai.d beautiful v-ave to the
jrry mot-oii of the birtis; hut there a
!rtitpof Indians gather: they :lit toami '
fro with some thing like sorrow ii)on
their t'ark brtivvs.ml in their miKt lies
a manly form but his cheek how tb.tih-
ly ; his eye wild with thr Ittfo" tire of
fever. One fr: :.d st:jnts lHside him: I
should say ki.t-r!. ftr he i piiiowing
that iioor head utv.n hi breast. .
"I.tliins in ril'lls. Oh. the high holy- ' Sn l.on-rer !tepeetnhte.
' itttikiM-r brow ! Why shttuM death mark J Thr curse of liquor is happily I'tereits
if. a'.I hr sn young? Lttk httvv he i !f in this country. It ;s no b.ngt - r-
J throws the damp rurN! See him clap ( ret-:.kl;e to lit st e in a drunken e.-n
his bards! Hear his thrilling shri. k tlition. as it was in the days ti n: fa-
for life! Mark hiw b" Iut.hrs at the . hers. Business antl proft'si.i . R
fi.tm "f hi- eomj.aiiioit. iiupb.iing to Im ' aro learning that temperance Is h:
saved Oh. har him rail pi-eoiisiy hit M.V :;ry. Iwea-is i; jwys. J the
father's name; ' him twinehis lingeri j .. .;ruggi' fttr the survival i f th. Jir
together as he vtirieks fr s sisvr '
his oi.lv sist-er the twin of hi. sn' t
w.epiug for him ii his dis;.Mt na tive
i jiartv shrank bark thr untastetl wine
j tfentblinir in tlirir faltering grasp and i
I the judge tell overpowered UOll his.
:; "tc! his arms are lifted to r
Ht:vtn: he prays how wildly fr
nit-rev ! hot fever rushing t 'Tough his
- . i
vein.. Thr frifit' itf.ule him is weep-
ing. awr-Mrirkeii: ine uarK men move
j silently asd leave the living :.nd dying
I T'ierrwaa huh in that prircriy par-
! hr trttn only by what seemed a
snittthrretl sobfrtun son-.e tnanlv Ioom. ;
Th- bridr sttKnl yet uprigh'. vi;h fpiiv-
ering lip and tears .stealing to the out-
wart! !.- of htr laniies.
fnl irm httl lost its tension and the I
L'kivs-. with its little troubled retl wave.
t-aiio slowly Toward the rage of her
vision. h spk again: every lip wa
mute. tier vttiee was i.u.. latui. yei j
awfullvtibuimt. She still tKetl her sor- .
riw ful glance upon tin? wine cup.
"It i ctrntng now; the great white
iiHtou i romirg up. and her lMams lay
gnillv on hi ftreheal
He moves not :
" - T i r . .X ........ .. .
.: eve ire rt m thi !r srikcis; ilim nfilrM.n- to p.oiect our-f
" '. . . . . . .... . ... ...w. i. -i K
;" ihr ?.rmir rf.nrr.: .n vIH hu .-:. jl by h.ch e hr
rni! ubisrcfs U mi..- c' tLc futher we bold dcur.-.Mgt. ll.
. -irr ti in im.r srrKi'is; oini
-t .. .1-. i
ind sifter death is there. Death anrl
no soft hand no gentle voice to lilesst
and soothe him. His head sinksjack!
one conclusive shudder! He is dead!"
A groan ran through the assembly.
n rlwd was her description so inspired
her manner that what she described
eemed actually to haw taken jilace
then and there. They noticed also thnt
the bridegroom hid his face in his hands
and was weeping. -
"Dead!" she repeated again her lips
quivering faster and her voice more
anil more broken "and there they scoop
him a gtw. and there without a
shroud they lay him down in the damp
reekiue- ejir'h. The only son of a proud
father. tr-e only idolied brother of a
fic.d sister And he sleep tteTlay in
that distant country with no itone to
mark the sjMt. There he lies- my fa-
ther's sou -my own twin brother a ic-
tim to the deadly poison. Father." she
exclaimed turning suddenly while the
tears rained down her beautiful cheeks
"ftr.her thull 1 drink it now?"
The form of the old judge wna con
vulsed with agonv. He raised bjs head j
but in a smothered oice he faltered:
"No. no. my . Iiihl In tiod's name no."
She lifted the glittering goblet and
letting it suddenly fall to the lloor. it
wa dasheil into n thousand pieces.
Man a tearful ee watched her mo e-
incuts and inMautaiieotish ever wine j
glass was transferred to the marble )
table on which it had been prepared.
Then ! looked at the fragments of
ertnt. she turned to the company say-
ing: "Let no friend hereafter who j
low me. ti mpt me to peril my soul for !
wine. -Mt nrnier tlie ceria'sting nuis
than mv resolve (bnl helping me. newr
to toueh or taste that terrible jKMson.
. . - i i t
And he to whom I have given my hand. I
who watrheil over my brother's dying
form in that last solemn hour and "bur- .
U ri t- !. .ii- wanderer there by the river
hi that land of gold. will. I trust sits- i
tain mr in that rcolw. Will you not.
His glistening eves his sad. svveet
smile. hu.h her answer.
The jiiflgi ir? ; the room a ml w hr an
hour latt r h .rrturneI. and with a more
subdued -nanner tHk part in theeurer-
taiunieiit f the bridal guest. o one
eould fail i rratl that he. twi. hatl tie-
trrmit.rtl to dash iheet'cniy at niorarul
forever from his princely rfwuii'?.
Those nlm were present at that wtl-
tting ran never tortyei tne iniiin -sumi j
stt sole in u I v tn-tli. Many from that
hour foreswore tne social glas..
E31TS AND BREVITIES.
The Lutheran Hhserversavs: "Tl
church will never rerteh the masses ur
til it llrst reaches the saloons."
Dv raniifi is tft r forrhiblreii toplav
with than i. brer or any form of alco-
hol. National TemK-ranee Ativt :aTe.
One it.ii! habit ovt rsreads a brilliatit
nliKvttion: the rfrfu of ink in :
t;..e. of clear water. So the ore liur
habit of ins empera nee mars many a
i irtKHi ciiararjer. i iiiisti.tn itnrh. t
I . .. !. . ... I" -
' Enough tuouey :s stpiandend ih b f
-aho..- f -inater New Ywk every!
. ...... .. .. ..ll'tl... ..v.w.m .r l. I.i. t
. " f. ' !- '-'- " " "'-s i
'. r.prnrs of the tate gowrn- '
ment. and leave a surplus of $;. i.luS.'Hia j
j he? ides. .V. . Voire. j
If a man wants to Ik reeogii !-! as a
Christian !t him act like a Christian
To indorse even in the ri-niott f dt jret
i a policy ! erpctiiati the inftrial
"lU-uor t rathe - rrrtainly iot a t hrlst
like act. ( tr i.er Stonr. J
More than three-fourths of tnr x-
" tct.t'iures fur ptdiee. jaiN. Murl:nis s
' chililren's In line- ai.tl thr like are due t
the liquor traflie. But this - i -
i : : asevetl iion the traihe. it i-;
pud by the pitbbe. ! y..ti .iy tlir i-
i'ttoii il.'i-s i.ot hurt vim i:tt vio. r faun-
ly' Wayne County f CI. t Herald.
i The Hr.iMit of thfifriiiL ):itif !v r-
..........-. -r .....-...-... ...
t;r':i1- l ' urui.Kartj i t.tten i ia
tnr.- a geisertnis and affectionate ert a-
turf b..t l.vcry tti his ap titr tit -
gratl.-s kin: to a lower level than tu
brute beast' that erishts. trading hiii
to drink tlir clotht s from h'.- wife's
; hack thr footl from his ehi!t!rt n's
j mouth and all happiness from his home
I Centra! Christian Ydvtwate.
"Sfcoiidly . a tjuieWeiied sense of ;.
respuiisibility on the part if the tnwc
t.llieers for the rhrckirguf rvib at tlu-r
"Thirdly a ipiirkrned sense if rt-
s.:.iilit on jhe ji;trt of the law
.eying ami church-going por'ii.-t .'
the topulatIon in resp-et to the coin.:-
ttons and citaracter of the tmmui..:t
to which thev belong."
t.vt there ibusI be riear b ad
j.-j-jv iM.dies. otherwise the
njjiK M Wpll not W run. Soirr . sh
j now one of thi j.rini-ai ripi re-
n a:s m for isTabbshm. i.t. . -
Liquor len After M'liite.
The next move of the ritjin r f rs
w... be :o capture Maine. A. ready the
preliminnrv steps have Ikcii taken a;d
a subsilied pres is beg:nnii g to jnr
m-u iaisex;niemenis esaiuung tna rr -
hibititn is a great failure in the Piu
Tree state. The tempcram e m on. o
ipcram e pt opi o
Maine will' not. however permit tl.tir1
prohibitiory lav to be repealed v ithout
a desperate struggle. I.u": they wlII do
well to be on their guard and r.ot a!!ow j
the iiijuor men to steal a march .n t'i in I
rnd capture the fort FTv trategv.
I r- s.loini.
latt mjieranee threatens our h"tnes
its labor our manhood anri our s( uls
and must we m.t cry aloud fotsprbtec-
tiouv -ever mtno n men eaa thia
fanaticism intt rference with personal
liberty destroying legitimate business.
' e are simply exercising the right ol
;rn rin.:v n -i-o.vi ui-v.iri umu
- r.l - f... ... .h.v... nn.i.i.'ii.. r-.m-
-.bu.scs bv which t-v il thrtateus all
flOO Reward ?t0O.
Tlie readers of this jspcr will be pleased
to learn that there at leat one drcaUcd
dit;ase that science has been able to cure in
ail its stages and that is Catarrh. Hall's
Catarrh Cure t the only positive cure
known to the medical tratermty. Catarrh
bvmz a constitutional dtM.a.-e. requires a
ci.tistautioiial treatiiicut. Hall's Cat trrh
Cure i-i taken uitirnally aiting threctly
ujon the blood and mucous suriaces of the
steta thereby di-ttoyu.g the foundation-
of the disease and picnic tire patitnt
tienuth by butidmc: up the constitution and
asM-sttn;; nature m iloiug its work. The
proprietors have to tmsth faith in its cura-
tive powers that they offer One Hundred
l)oilat for any tasc'that it fails to euro
betiti for list t tesf.moma's.
Addre-s F. .1. ( heaey i'i Co. Toledo 0.
S'd b Drusrwti. 7.m.
Hall's "Family Bills are the best.
SnyliiK of the l'ooplc.
A German .-ei;tiamtamc f ours ths dla-
curel !iariv:!v upon the bustness .sttwi-
i tion roent'v: "It ii'.ni. i. n retier
I net week th.n it wis vesteid v two weeks
npo. den I'm a on oi a pita dat "at I
hoiH's.' l'i't!.ulelphia North. American.
.Humped and beat. I-ame back did it.
Straight and sound.- St. Jacobs Uil did it.
Confectioners should make their caady
over bon-bon tires. Chicago News.
Trr Grnln-Ot Try Crnln-O!
Ak vour grocer to-day to ehow ytnx a
paika.:e of (IBAIN'O. the new IuO! .irink
that t.iks the p!.ti- ofcotTee. Tne children
tnav drink t: ithout miury as we'i as the
adtilt. Al! !i tty it hke it. OUAIN'-U
has that n h seal brv. n of Mocha or Uvx
hut it is n.ade from pure prams n. th
lieMt debt ite st. maths rc eive it -without
distress. 1 the prur of i.?iVe. 1-V ml
J5 ets. per package i- M by ali gnxtrs.
He r.ssi.riatfh I Von are the onlygitl
f . . .
. j h ivr er f.tl
' S! (ro!.'.' Sj 1 sJwnM judge Ly ihe
way y. go at u.- . :ori:r.
JCoullnC t.eniln to Conmimptlon.
Kemis ltil.-iin 'Aiil stop the eou?h at
r . . . t L.
.ur:i: -i-i t. iiav aru pta
free. 1-iife itlti-. 50rentH
and l.wO. (Jo at mice; tie. .y are uangjrou.
AVJi.it It Means. l'obbie-"iVppa. vhat
dees it re.m b -.ivt:ip. "W i-doni rrirth
withtmt?"" Father "Without W't jj
hvard iy ti."- Utot!.lya Lite.
Ni mistake. Tltr.inls have I'ern !
J'rwnplly l" neuralgia b t. Iarl ' .
He who ki" the v :!::(s .f hw on a
wines is .sure ot
in es.st ul tiihl. N . X.
To Cnrr a folil in One Dtiy
Take Uix 'tive Broiii" tmritfie T.iWets. Jf
lrrtKists r :im! mn v it it t.u!stiiirr 2." .
A .fivorrn it
vr.irr'le of the
skouM It iTHlli! ta t
.ttss vl. i to I
frlitnlMl for ...-isi-- TV.ii.tw ! Whv
L.'ttr is irr stiwiv. but a pretty wwn.irV
tears tt.i have the tk-strtd ctuit Mti th
jwry Cha ago Xtus
I e t.I iKt g t .Jong with mi riso"i fv
for I "i-u..tion. It .liv.e.s. ture.- M'-v
K. C. Mirttlton. Nflli.iKi M.u-s..(Kt.. !.
Kp-rte rpa iiarii i't- T. t whit '
eerv s.iai; is ol re'i s valu t
wluilNr. . V. Inle-etuleut
Surt4r. Often atur P). k. ! o
trrimr. St. Jaiobs (ht turs iheun. .:
.V nobktn tl-H-sft't .iot tojfc r i '
rluJ.beH tt tHhers ar w.sti A'i
Fit. .! j'i't.i free: ixI ferv-i nf
No hts jitttr f.r-l l.iys v. -t li I.
Ir. ' rv lr-s. r. r r'M-'.'ti
ti .t -. !r K-.ut.. :.:: uh-t I
St!le pti it'To
third tl . mr? . u i
the KrU.- Wast-itu: -. . U" ...
k. df f
It v. : .
.' . .
bills. ';- ! by St .lac! '
V tilt f I t.t.
Poor Honlth for Yenrs-HooiFs Sar-
snpirilo Cures Dyspcjero.
"Mv Ii is- a:i'l v. as fi i..r . . U fr
years i'wi'i' t . ihi si i . i
Jfet r-. I. -f Vi .'I'.ehl. Ii
n..i in'i ifr. r ' i a-l t ... i
In.'' ' l. it i at i ri. .' ! s'r .s
t w-.rV. ' ! u'.n. U mi.
h. . :.'. r.-1
. (' S S . H.l..k
t! ' . . tfl s
at 1 . s ai
:.. !. .-rh
lVaii S-i-. et. (.:. lta. W.s
Isth. : st f i.. i i . I r !'. i '
Hood's Pills - i. ' -
That there are
MANY MEN OF
to tin'!' n :. . I r -....! -. "-.rti"
Hit i I . ' : ti .!. i v. I ' -" I '
ttlMl i. f ' r " '. . - i . i
n.--i iii v i . u l l (r. ..'. :: ;ta(
la iufs ...!
A Ct fr'iT ' tr ! f r-. r ' lorjitsi i. c r ''.-ft
In. Kr j .e '.i. hi r r s . r -.
:. .hp i ji t i 1 1 v 1 1 i - - iv
f.l ii I ".fi. ! ('.'. . -r .
tlut :. O.i- i-t r r i ...- p
r'f!-' . K- tr l A- 'i .
your . . .- fii'trj .ni' n . t ti
MANY MEN OF
C-I'r Vr . tire 'I..r I! . t 't '.;.
tl'f MH.IS .- hi h II ' . . khi : ' r ri f '?". C
chijti f-l h . . ur. - c- : . . T "" Q a
In . i r. . M Ci. r. . v . t. i i &-
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ts.l.t f. r .'r v s c -f-t .? n ( -viJ-V:''l
rcei- t I r P . " 4' i! jl l.' .2ai
The IT. K.'utherlanil Meilirtno "'tKl '
Compao l'uilueub K. n t j; ..-
hy have more
Organ ; been sold tinn
j any other kind? Because
althoutrh higher in tri e.
J the Hsty reives far letter!
value than any other.
Wnte for IIiuntdio' ( n.oli....'.. :.v . . ..
c.scy wrgat v-mpany Uratt.c tt. t. i
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