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ESSIE'S
STORY
By ELLEN FRIZF.4 WYCOFF
(Copyright.)
The pobtman's whistle sounded
clear, and sharp down the street. Misu
Brent's heart gave a. qu ck throb, and
she saw her cheeks flush as she tied
her-hat on before the little looking
glass. ' -
Now the whistle was nearer. She
went to the door and waited. Suppose
she had won the. prize! Again her
heart throbbed and her cheeks
flushed. -
She held out her hand as the man
stopped before her. A low groan es
-caped her lips as he handed out a
thick package. She went inside and
laid it 'under some books on the hall
table.
Again she had failed. She waited
long enough to brush the hot tears
from her eyes, and then hurried oit
of the house and down'to' the store
where her long, tiresome days were
dragged out.
The lamp was burning in the hall
when she- came back: Snatching the
thick package from its hiding place
she went up to her room.
"A letter, Dolly?"
Miss Brent kissed the pale face that
turned so gladly toward her.
"Nothing of importance, Bess. How
.havo you been to-day?"
"Pretty well. The sun has been so
bright."
Miss Brent looked around the
-cheerless little room. Each year had
found her home poorer and poorer un
til now there was scarcely a comfort
left. She laid her hat on the lied be
.side the letter; "nothing of import
called it, but how her
led over those neatly
How she had hoped
it good might come to
, ess from that labor of
love! and now here it was before her,
returned as utterly worthless.
Tears came, again, to Dolly's brown
eyes, but Bess must not see tliem. She
went about the 'room preparing the
,evening meal.
"Only one cup of tea, Dolly!" Bess
exclaimed when her chair had been
rolled up to the table.
"I must be taking care of my
nerves, Bess. My hand has trembled
twice to-day," Dolly said, bending her
face low as she took up'the toast.
Bess stirred her tea in silence.
"'And no butter on your toast?" she
asked, as Dolly, chatting gayly, ate
leri' dry b-ead.
"Bess, my gear, look at that1" She
leaned over and pointed to a pimple
on her pretty, dimpled chin.
"Well, what of that?"
"Just this: I'm not going to ruinny
complexion for the sake of having but
ter on my toast. At 30 . a woman
needs to take -care of hor 'good loqks."
* "I never. imagined you cared for
such things, Dolly. I am surprised,"
Bess said with wide open eyes.
"You pin one dowvn so, BesU. I'm
zvery much ashamed to show my weak.
ness to .you, but I abhor pimples,"
Dolly said with a shamefaced air.
Oh, I don't blame you, only it must
be so hard to not eat things you like."
Doily's lips quivered, but she smiled
bravely. "Pride knows 'no pain," she
quoted merrily, and the'n chatted
brightly about the people she had seen
in the store, entertaining Bess with
many scraps of conversation she had
*overheard.
After awhile the child was asleep.
Doily covered the little aching limbs
she had' been rubbing, and .turned
I away frorn the bed.
She sat down by the lamp, holding
tethick, unwelcome letter in her
han d. Mechanically she opened it,
and instead of the printed slip she
had expected, a letter fell out of the
*envelope. She laid the mianuscd-ipt on
the table, and -unfolded the letter.
"Am I dreaming, or are the wordi
really here?" she said aloud, a glad
* light in her eyes and her hands all a
tremble. She read it again. There
was no mistake. The editor had been
-so pleased with the plot of her story
'.....he returned it, begging her to
lengthen it for him, and offering. a
price for it that amazed her. In ?he
meantime he would buy her sh'oft
stories.
Dolly wanted to scream with de
light. And then, settling down in her
Joy, she began to wonder what short
story she could send.
With the editor's unexpected letter
before her, her thoughts, somohow,
- romance.
* ' - ii: .ody would
would sus.
- little Miss
. '. .e tucked
away in her uneventful past?
And, after all, 'It was net much of a
* story. She had made a very poor sort
of a heroine. And Tom, well, there
{never was anybody like Tom. He was
hero enough for any story, for hadn't
he wanted to take tier and her mother
and littleg puny, baby Dess to his home,
fthere there was scarcely enough for t
his own wI'dowed mother and the fam- i
ily of helpless girls? -
She had said no, and the drifting
apart began, and now they were for.
ever lost to each other.
She drew her little desk- to her and
wove her one little dream into a
sweet, homely story, and then until
late in the night she wrote, lengthen
ing the returned story.
At last, cold and tired and hungry, c
she crept into bed with' Bess, and fell 11
asleep to dream of her brave,- bonny c
lover, her hero, Tom.
-Her eyes were bright now. and t
there was no trembling of the steady I
hand. Hope gave her new life. Peo. t
ple turned to look again at the radiant E
fare, and Bess declared that Dolly's f
abstinence was really making her I
prettier every day, and Dolly laugh- C
ingly replied that, after all, she felt a
herself giving way, and .feared that a
she would drift back into luxurious a
habits again. I
The weather was growing cooler 8
now, but Dolly laughed at the wind a
as it tugged at her thin jacket, and c
smiled as the first rain drops pattered
down. "I wonder if Bess sees them,"
she said, hurrying on. Ah, yes, there 1
was the dear, pale little face pressed
ggainst the window, but-Dolly almost
stopped with surprise.
There above the child's face was an.
other. A man's bearded face! Was
Bess worse and had some one gone for
thA doctor?..-Dolly's heart stood still
with fear. Now, that she could do I
so much for little Bess, was she-a
sob choked Dolly, and she hurried on.
Stumbling up the steps 3he made her
way to the room that held her one
treasure.
"Oh, Bessie, my darling, what is the C
matter?" she cried, kneeling beside
her sister's chair. t
"Nothing, Dolly, not the least thing. f
This is Mr. Darron, and he has been l
waiting for you. He is an editor."
Dolly stood up, her face flushed and
her eyes wet with tears.
"I was so afraid, sir, that you might
be a doctor; I thought my sister-"
"Yes, I see. I etmne because the
story you sent-" and then he stopped
short, and his face, grave and earnest,
looked as if the sun had broken
t
1
Hurried Down to the Store.
through the rain clouds just to shine
on it.-r
Bessie had turned back'to the win.t
dow, and was watching the big rain
drops pattering down.
Dolly's. bro'wn eyes were shining.
"Doily, I knew the story, and I know
you, dear."
"Yes, Tomn, it is I," she said, very
softly.
"And so I have found you! I be
lieved whoever wrote the story must
know you, but it is better to know
you did it yourself. I've been looking
for yoty Dolly."
"I am glad you have found me,
Tom," she said simply.
"Oh, Dolly, see-" and then Bessie's
eyes opened wide, and she gave ut.
teranco to a very wondering and pro- I
longed "Oh!" at which the editor I
seekned greatly amused, though Dolly
blushed to the roots of he, soft brown .
hair. -
"Ah, Dolly, I know now why you
kept from eating butter on your toast
that you might be prettyl" Bessie cx.
claimed.
"Did she do that?" Tom asked.
"Yes, and she is prettier, too, but
whoever thought Dolly had a sweet
heart?"
Tom laughed.
"She has had himi a long time, Bess,
and now he has come to take you both
away. You'll go with him, won't you?
You see it will take us both to cure,
Dolly of her vanity."
And Bessie said "Yes," very con- ']
tentedly, and the rain drops fell out- t
side, but a great joy shorme in the eyes ,
hat watched them from the high, nar
ow window close to the root.
DWELLERS OF FLORIDA KEYS.
'hey Are Skillful Fishers, and Make
an Easy Living.
The people on the Florida keys are
nown, as "Chonchs," and are interest
ig in their way. They know their
wn country, but are lost if attempt.
ig to act as guides out of it. The
lear water about the keys makes the
so of the water glass cOillion, and
hey are very expert with it. This
rater glass is simply a strong bucke.t,
he bottom of which is made of glass.
linking the bottom of this bucket a
Dw Inches under the water, a Chonch
rill see fish and "Florida lobsters,"
r crayfish, at a considerable 'depth,
nd spear them with the grains. They
iso show skill with the casting net
ud understand diving for turtles.
lear some of the keys are good
ponge grounds, and with these and
11 kinds of fish, helped out with an
ceaslonal job of wrecking when some
Dolish vessel conies ashore, the
!onch makes an easy living.-Travel
lagazine.
SIZE OF POULTRY.
iuch Can Be Done By Breeding to
increase or Decrease Size.
The size of poultry varies and may
'e made to vary still more. The pos.
Ibilitles of variation in this respect
re beyond the experience of any. It
; possible that poultry can be made to
ary as greatly in size as do canines,
mong which are found some no
zrger than rats and others as big as
alves.
The question for the farmer to set.
le is what is'the most profitable size
or him to keep. In the matter of
ens, where they are to be used for
etting, it is easy to get them too
arge. One poultry raiser has had a
reat deal- of trouble with his Ply
riouth.-Rocks, some of which are ex
essively large. He sets some of them
very year, and the large ones
reak most of the eggs on which they
,re placed, while the medium ones sel.
lom break an egg.
For eating purposes some of the
owls are now being grown to great
ize, especially in the case of turkeys,
t'here specimens are every year sold
hat weigh above 40 pounds. Weights
if 60 pounds and excess are recorded,
ut we have not reached the point yet
vhere that weight is common.
-EEDING TROUGH FOR POULTRY.
)ne Which Will Prevent the Mussing
of the Feed.
A correspondent of the Prairie
armor has hit upon an idea for mnak.
ug a poultry trough for the poultry
Feed Trough Open and Closed.
vhich he says Insures the fowls from
nussing the feed. A good idea is fur
ished in the accornipanying illuistra
ion. An ordinary deep trough is made
vith a cover hinge in the top as
hown.
FATTENING CHICKENS.
)ne Man Finds it Pays to Let the
Farmers Fatten the Birds.
At the meeting of- the Western On
arto Poultry association, at Ouelph,
dr. Adam Armstrong of Ferguzs told
~f his experience in crate fattening
~hicks. The first seasop lhe hiad 100)
attening croops, eacl~ having a ca
>acity of 20 birds, made. At the end
f the season he was behind $100 and
he cost of the coops. Then he thought
>f the plan of lotting the farmers
iave the coops and do the fattening
hemselves. This has worked so well
hat, though he sold the first coops, he
>roposes to have more built, which lie
vill lot out anmong the farmers for
iothing. He says he usually pays
even cents a pound for unfattened
Lnd and nine cents a pound for fat
ened chickens. Chickens make best
~ain when put in the coops5 at three to
our pounds weight, and should in
~rease two p)ounfds or more on five
veoks' feeding.
A Certain Cure for Aching Feet
Allens Foot-Ease, a powder: cures
1ire.i, Achinir, Sweating. Swolhlen ices
am-d 'ient FitEE, Also 8 imple of FOOT
iASE SANITARY Coax,-PAD. a new Iiven
inn. Adiress, AIhen 8. Oimstead. Le
row N. Yv a.r..,
Out For.F
THIS is the time of year
there is not much buyi
do not know dull da5
prices are two things that h
Our goods are the very best
all, and our prices are as lov
can be legitimately sold at.
UR entire line is Comp11
and we can supply yo,
Clothing, Shoes, Hats,
Hardware, Furniture, Bugg
in fact anything' you need ca
at the right prices.
SOME to see us, and if
with us, you will find t
ter goods for less mtor
paying.
Another car of Majestic F
$5-50 per barrel.
Thanking our frie-ds and ct
we hope to merit a continua
Gaines & Gas
Central1,
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--IN THn
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lose your lrion..
Lib~eial Ito irest allowed on Time Ia pc
you up sastisfact ori ly,
THE LAIER]
HI. C. S[IIf!LEY, Cashier.
Low Rate Mile
ON SAL]
Southern F
1n00 ile Interchangable Individuial '1 c.
Rlwauy and thirty other roads in the Bou:
ited one year from (date of sale.
2,000 mile Interchangenble Firm Ticket $1
wny and thirty other roadslt inl the southeast,
ger, the had of a firm or employo. Lim'ite
such persons at onet time. Limited one year
1.01) mnih-' Interchangeable Individual Tic
Ra.ilwny and s'.venity-five othier ronds in t
Limnrted one* y'ear from date of sale,
On andl after A pril 1st, 1998, alhl mileage t
on trainos on t rains icor in clecking bauggage,
sattio~ns no~t faor the~ sae of tickets. but must
exchaa'red for conrtinuous ticket.
R. W. HUNT,
Assistant Gen. Pass. Agent,
Atlanta, Ga.
hisiness
when trade is dull and
ng a.id selling, but we
ts. Our goods and our
lp to keep our trade up.
that can be bought at
as these same goods
lete- no broken lots
ir wants at all times, in
Dry Goods, Groceries,
ics, Wagons, etc., etc.,
n be procured here and
you have never traded
hat we can sell you bet
ey than you have been
our, the best made, at
istomers for past favors.
ncc of the same.
saway Bros.
t-4. C.
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lar Proof.
surarice, Cauhier Ifor~dcd, so you cani't
its. See HI. C, Shirley and lhe will fix
PY BANK.
age Tickets!
iBY
laliway,
keta $20.00-good over the Southern
hiemit aggregatinig 80,000 miles. Lim
0.00-good over the S3 uthern Rail
aigregating 7,0.000O miki H, for a Mana
d to five hnit good for only one of
from (date of sale.
ket $25 00--good over the Southern
1o southeatt aggregating 41,000 miles.
ickets will not he honored for passage
except from non-egency stations and
be presented at ticket ofheces and there
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Division Passenger Agent
Charleston, S. C. -

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