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THE WAY IT GOES.
_ Tom and B1,l weT baby bora,
a-., fretful, squally, foll of noise
*** Homely BM
n-lheaded. and it waa a fact
?T,rn morn tUl night his p?renla racked
.r?hren his nock from being cracked
T? Troublesome BilL
As bo grew older foUut would ?sy
Rnt nought he'd caro; it was his way
Bot Shiftless Bili.
u > d spend his timo in Idle Joya
4 Aud put his Jobs on other boyB,
Pnnr fools that followed his decoys
100 Scheming BUL
, . -hen tho boys to college went
An Foolish Bia
TV, erinding work no Interest lent
vfhllo To .n v. v f?ulok and apt to learn
And MIK bright things at every turn
That ruaae the slow with envy burn
^ Sluggish BUL
chnol lifo was done, with aU its Joys
?mi business life claimed both tho boys
A A chance for Bill.
Toro u'?ue a noise- a ?tir. you know
But somehow it ne'er seemed to go,
^jiu0 closu mouthed Bill raked In th?
rrhn years have come end gone away
x 1 For Tom and BUL
Toro Keeps a set of books each day.
Has office hours from ten till two.
He's looking for new worlds to da
Pt owns a block, a beak or two
-Al ?unlap in Chicago Inter Ocean.
Well, gentlemen (the great trage
dian's voice shook a little as he put
down his glass in the silence), you
little know perhaps what a string
you touched upon when you coupled
my name with that of the great
dead and gone aotor, Franklin Hyda
If l closed my eyes for a moment, I
could easily believe that this was all
Ia drouin- When 1 think of the
?trange and unexpected incident
that sent me up the golden ladder
at a bound and of the man-well,
there, gentlemen, 1 suppose few of
you would credit that one night,
only 15 years ago, 1 was upon the
verge of suicide.
It was about as black as it could
be-partly, 1 own, because my am
bition stood in my way. But when
a man has studied and dreamed of n
telling part in Drury Lane autumn
? drama his soul not unnaturally
I sickens at the thought of reverting
I to minor roles in second rate tour
I lng companies. That was it I had
H been promised the part of Julian
I Armstrong in that immortal piecs,
I "Exiled," and then, when it came
? to rehearsal, it turned out that by
some strange mistake the part had
already been allocated to anothei
man. That man was Franklin Hyde,
and 1 am not sure that 1 did not
hate bim on the spot. True, I re
ceived a check aa a set off, but il
seemed that my life chance har]
teen snatched away, and my debit
had mounted up again before I eel
to work to shake off the stupor ol
that disappointment And then J
found that 1 had let many otha
Somehow-many of yon who eav,
it played and recollect the greal
possibilities it gave will understand
why-that part of Julian Armstrong
bsd put a spell ever me. 1 get h
at a rehearsal. Standing by, sic!
with jealousy and longing, I watoh
ed Hyde's conception, and, great ai
iit was, 1 believed my own wai
greater, and a forlorn hope tool
possession of me. I determined t<
"understudy" him. Who knew
The drama was down to run nnti
December. Might not some chane?
come in the interval f I felt-I kne v
-that 1 could play that part to th?
Efe. When, swallowing my. pride
1 spoke to Hyde of it, he laughed a
"Waste of time and talent, I'n
afraid. Mr. Lorrimer. Still ? woult
? sot check ambition. If anything
? unforeseen should occur, and yoi
flare still anxious-well, we migh
? think of you. "
H And for weeks I was crazy enongl
fl to go dreaming of that great posai
? bility. 1 studied the part until
? seemed to be living a dual existence
M1 would wake up in the night ant
m ??U?out m7 Imes' 1 would go *
17s theater just to watch him am
ot filled with a hunger of longini
?wicould never put into words
1 would wait hours outside Justt
fce him step into his carriage, f o
Exiled' ? had taken the town bj
storm, and he had a reputation no*
to live up to.
And here-here was mid-Novem
w, and my young wife and I Ux
fcg-no, starving-on dreams. W
.t there in the dingy room tho
Jjght, and perhaps there was some
toing in my face, in my laugh, tha
Hf ~er " "a* ha(* D0?nD in nay minc
5 ?5 'be di<l a thing she had not don
E^tfTOugh that ?black time-cam
H?waenly behind me to put her an
HI? my neok and burst into? poi
Hr?0,0* Bota-eobs that would hav
?raghtened me at another time.
? Wilfred-don'ti lil work-1*1
SgjLJ^toifiS, tut dou'i ioek sc
HZL^ 4t'? no nae-they will neve
H**1 to you to play Julian? and yo
Hf*!* ?t )Pat it out cf your min
E^toink of. something else Yo
?Mauritwl know whit yon coala d
K#?i*tit might mean for Gai
Et"???o. but tho people go noi
W "? feUettfa Hy?e, not Julia
BS*?8- ?o, if he knew! I doa
Hfa7 nor do you, but if-if".
?5? stopped short the*, as with
W^thed?n8t?nC*C' "Wilir6dr 81
H^hy ! Well, queer ideas bad ?KX
HL^0**11 and out of my overtax?
?"JT that night I know I got
K?katani held Moggie away!
Kyarra and stood staring past he
Rh*t7ve,M 1 wnisperwl, "td thtr
KIM'8 ONIY THE ONG MR IN TJ
BB 1 m not-I mean nothing. B
suppose a little sometmng nappen- I
ed to him ono of those lust nights- I
Siiyjjuce he Hiipped or bis horse took
fright 1 Suppose"
Perhaps I had taken a step uncon
sciously, 1 don't know, but Maggie
gave a little cry and a rush and
stood there against the door, white
"Stand stillt" I recollect her
whispering. "You are mad-you
will not go out again tonight.
There, there, now you are calmer.
Why, Wilfred, whatever were you
That night I did not close my
eyes. 1 lay staring up at the ceiling.
Didi hate him! No.no! But that
dreadful thought had come into my
head, and it would not go. To think
that, oJiould the little accident hap
pen, I might be able to take his
place, if only for the oncel The
once I It made my poor brain reel.
I felt 1 must get up and rush away
from it or something would hap
pen. I could see the blazing foot
lights and the blurred row upon row
of pale faces, hear the shouts, feel
myself drunk with tho triumph, so
great the play had proved. You
see, so long I had dwelt on the
thought 1 could not realize it was
not a possible reality. And Maggie
-in her sleep she seemed to know.
Several times 1 heard ber sob.
All that next day, too, she hung by
me like my own shadow. The leant
movement on my part seemed to
frighten her. But 1 did not realize
that day's doings till afterward. He
lived at Hampstead, in a big, lonely
house. I had been to look at it.
There was a gravel sweep from tho
door between two rows of tall ever?
greens down to the gate. He always
stepped into his brougham, tb cy
said, at about a quarter to ?. Sup
posing that this very evening a man
ran out from between the ever
. greens-a man with a knife or some
thing 1 Who would be able to play
I dared not look into Maggie's
eyes. 1 knew vaguely, although 1
tried to disbelieve it, that 1 only
waited for her to turn ber back one
moment. I was mad. Four o'clock
came-5 o'clock. It had grown dusk.
She had been sewing while 1 lay on
Presently she put aside her work,
tiptoed across and looked down at
me. My eyes were closed, but I
knew-I breathed hard.
"He's asleep," 1 heard ber whis
per. "Thank heaven J" and she
crept out of the room.
Was it to be? It seemed so. I re
member that 1 sat up, both hands
to my head, afraid of myself. Next
minute, holding my breath, 1 bad
taken my hat and slipped out of the
house. To do what ? 1 did not know
Afterward it all seemed like a
dream. "Hampstead 1" A hand
seemed drawing me on, and that one
word beat in and out of my brain.
I must have obeyed both without
attempting to realize. Hampstead
was two miles away, but just before
the clock struck 6 1 found mysell
etanding outside Franklin Hyde'e
His house 1 All silent, but soon
his carriage would driva out io ts?
ry him to the scene of his nightly
triumph. Measured steps-a police
man coming. Hot all over, I crouch
ed back among those evergreens.
What waB 1 doing) God knows. 1
tried to drag myself away from thc
fascination, but suddenly a light
shot out from a window on the left
Ah, there was a balcony running
along that wall of the house, and c
shadow kept wavering across thc
patoh ot light Never pausing tc
think, I went np the steps, tiptoed
along and was peering betweer.
some ivy boughs into the room
It was Hyde himself-and alone
A billiuid table ran the length ot
tho room, and he waa leaning ovei
the far end, his cue tip feeling th?
way for some stroke. Ah, tkut wai
a minute 1 As if it were only y es ter
day, 1 can Bee that picture now-thi
green baize, the pointed stick ant
Hyde's impassive face craned for
ward, his wide eyes unconsciously
staring straight toward ma Spell
bound, without knowing why, .
hung breathlessly on the stroke o
his cue-and it never came.
He turned suddenly half round
then straightened tip. The door be
hind him had opened, and a servan
was saying something. Next mo
ment a woman waa standing in th
doorway? one hand put ont as ii ah?
were frightened. She pulled th
door to, took one step, and then lift
ed her veil. My heart gave on
never forgotten jump. It waa-i
was my wife!
"Oh, forgive my coming I" I heart
her say faintly. She had a hand t<
her breast. "I-I waa afraid some
toing might-I-my husband"
She broke off there and stood stai
lng at him, as if afraid for what sh
might have done.
"Your husband!" Hyde repeate
?lowly. "You will pardon me, hu
I really don't understand. ' '
"NV* she-began. Even at soc
a moment my heart went out to he
-she looked so- white and imploi
lng. I could see it alt-what eh
had feared, why she had come;
; felt a mad longing to crash throng
that) window and confront him, bt
mastered myself by a great effor
She had taken another step and pi
. hand oe bis arm. "Ob, don't as
me what or why," I just oaugh
"I thought perhaps-nothing, not]
lng! Only be careful of yoursel
air, going to and from the theater 1
That was it I saw him start an
look slowly round.
"What do you meant" ba sait
looking down into her poor eye*
"Careful of myself ? Your hnsban?
vea said. Do I know him ? Yea.
^?Mfflffl^'^W'iV: :.:V.:'':';:; "
insist. Ycu como herc#-wiint aid
yon f?;?r? Wbst i? iii? MIUJU?"
"Lorrimer!" she mus?mvo whis
"Lorrimer-ah!" I nmU not for
get soon the way he tu?iod round,
his finger to his lips, as ff intensely
struck. "Why, that's t?o manc
he turned back to her-B'and you
thought he was-here! Why"
He was interrupted bys* choking
gasp. She had seen me#-seen my
face pressing close again? the glass
-and stood with dilated eyes.
There was no time tty un, or even
to realize. The windole was thrown
up, and Hyde had /Me-yes, by the
throat Into the Vght he dragged
mo like a thief, ead his stare, and
then his grip rela/ed.
"Ohl" h? breafhed, with half a
sneer. "So this is how you under
study me, is it? I You-what were
you doing thereu Shall 1 send for
the police?" ;
1 neither spoke nor moved. 1
could not. He stepped back. I sup
pose that the turn of my whole life,
for better or worse, hung in the
balance at that moment, and it was
Maggie who turned the scale. Her
woman's quickness saved me for
this moment There were two out
stretched arms between him and
that door. Maggie!
"Oh, Mr. Hyde, if you knew but
the half, you would weep for him !"
She said tba :, and he, who had seen
so many women play a part to him,
seemed held to listen in spite of
himself. "Think 1 he was to have
played the part It seemed that his
ambition was to be suddenly crown
ed-he believed he could idealize it
And then all his hopes to be crushed
in a mc ment 1 Yes, think! Go back
to youv own struggling days; stand
whero'he stands now. Night and
day he has been tortured by the
thou ;ht of what he might be today
-by'ihe foolish hope that he might
be r.ble to take your place for one
night Oh, no, it was not profes
sional spite. It was only a human
li nging to do himself justice. If
i aat is not to be, at least you will
' et him go as he came, and 1 will
answer for the rest. One day-one
day my husband will succeed. 1
know it-and then he will thank
And Hyde, stupefied, looked from
one to the other of us, hesitated and
closed his eyes as if to shut out the
sight of her close, imploring faca
Then, drawing a breath, he turned
to me, without the sneer, but in
"And BO you think that you could
play Julian-such a Julian, I mean,
as would stir that crowd hurrying
west at thia moment?"
"Try him!" she put in in a thrill
ing whisper. Unconsciously she
had said the cleverest thing she
could have done, if only because it
spurred his curiosity.
"Quick 1" he said suddenly, glanc
ing at k his watch. "1 have barely
half an hour. For the moment you
shall be Julian, with an audience of
two. Now, without a pause, the
lines at the mine. Enter Sabroff,
cracking his whip: 'His wifel ls
he mad? Tell him sentiment dies a
natural death here in Siberia 1' "
As if it had been a challenge-as
if my personality had been trans
formed while the words were on his
lips-I took bim up. It was the tell
ing speech of the play-the part in
which Hyde obtained his greatest
triumph night by night
How I delivered it 1 cannot say.
I only know that my whole soul
seemed to go out in the words, and
that when 1 had finished my wife
stood there like a statue, and Hyde's
own lips were parted. There was a
queer silence in the room fo.r what
seemed minutes. Then-then ii look
ed and saw his hand put out
"Mr. Lorrimer," he said, "I take
back that word. You have not un
derstudied me-you have created
your own conception. "
He stood awhile, his hand to his
forehead. Then he sat down, tore
a slip of paper from his notebook
and wrote something off impetu
"There," he said, "I'm not going
to ask why you came here-I know.
And I'm doing something for you
that not many men would do in the
circumstances. Take that note to
my dresser and play Julian. It's
quite right,. Mr. Lorrimer, or will
be, I hope. You want your chance.
You shall have it. 1 am indisposed
for this one night. You-it lies in
your bands to give the public their
money's worth. Take my brougham
and be off, and I'll telegraph to the
manager. You will find nil you re
quire ks my room there, and, one
Word, if ever you kept your head,
keep it now."
X knew that my wife had kissed
me, and that it few minutes later I
was being; rattled along the streets,
but that waa about ali It way not
i???ii ina very moment when i step
ped on tothat stage as Julian that
I made tba effort of my life and re
alized fully bow my destiny as an
actor was in my own -banda And
then-well, I need say no mora
Some of you here will recollect that
night and know better thon I what
it wa? that made my audience rhw
at ruo, and why I have never looked
back. A? for mo, the one thing I
remember clearly is that as Heft
tho theater like one in ?dream a
man- gripped my band and' said
something that 1 shall never forget
That mau waa Franklin Hyde.
Gentlemen, here's to hi? memory->
God bless bim i-London Tit-Bits.
- A French Canadian widow in
Montreal, aged 65, is the mother of
26 ouildron. The eldest is.42 years of
age, and she has just had'him arrested
for abusing her.
Thine oyes still draw my soul unto thlno own.
Although our hands havo strangers grown
And Ups have novor dearer known.
Thino oyes all other loves dothronc,
Thine eyes with passion flowers sown.
AU that tho tyranny of Ufo denice
Heartbroken vows, unvoiced replies.
Visions that swift forbidden rise
Live in tho nearness of thine eyes.
Thine eyes too tender to bo wise I
After muss the priest Legrand re
turned to the vestry room. Th6
dull light of a November sky glim
mered through tho panes of the only
window. Out of tho obscurity there
arose a woman, a pitiful object,
with her little kerchief knotted be
neath her chin, her face bathed in
tears. She threw herself at the feet
of the priest, crying out, "They are
going to shoot him!"
"Shoot him! Who?" asked the
"The Prussians-my husband!'
and a sob choked the unfortunate
creature. Very much affected, the
priest quickly set down his chalice
on a table and, taking the hands of
the poor woman in his own, made
her stand up.
"But how-your husband f"
"Yea; on account of tho uhlans
that were killed yesterday by the
sharpshooters. The Prussians have
had lota drawn this morning, and
three men are to be shot-Vincent,
Laideur and my husband. Save him,
"But 1 can do nothing, " replied
the priest, with a discouraging ges
ture, and then, his bowed head rest
ing on his hands, h-3 begasa to feSect.
The thought of the misfortune that
was about to befall his parishioners
and his own inability to avert it
grieved him deeply. Not to be able
to help them, his flock-for whom
he spent himself unceasingly, de
j voted even to sacrifice. Should he
allow her to depart thus, this weep
ing woman who had come to ask
him for her husband f "1 must save
. him at any price," he said to him
self, and, turning to the woman,
"Take courage," he said, "and
Hastily he took off his priestly
ornaments and directed his steps to
the mayor's residence, where was
installed the captain commanding a
platoon of uhlans sent as an ad
vance guard. The naturally pale
face of the priest grew paler and
paler as the road shortened, ".'he
idea of this formidable interview
made bun quiver with excitement,
but his excitement banished his
timidity. He was conducted into the
council room. Seated at a table, the
captain was signing some papers
He looked the priest full in the
face, and, in order to anticipate a
request that he dreaded, said in
French, in an abrupt manner:
"What do you want sir?"
"I have come to ask-pardon for
the people of this village. They are
innocent, " stammered ont the priest
"Warhas terrible necessities,"re
plied the captain. "Your sharp
shooters kill a number of our men
everyday. We must have done with
them. So much the worse for the
villages that harbor them. "
The priest tried to argue the mat
ter, but all his reasons were shat
tered against the pitiless logio of
the German officer. At length, con
vinced of his inability, he tried only
to save one of his prisoners.
"Grant me at least the pardon of
Leroy. He has three little chil
The captain showed some sign of
pity, but pointing to the table on
which his papers lay, he said: "The
orders are explicit I would be un '
true to my duty as a soldier. You
ought to understand me, sir, you
who are a priest. Three of our
uhlans have been killed. We must
have three victima "
Nothing was left for the priest to
do but to depart However, he did
not stir. After a somewhat pro
tracted silence the captain raised
his head from the papers with which
he WHD hauy and snapped bis fin
gers with a gesture of impatience.
Suddenly the priest advanced, and,
as if almost ashamed, he murmured :
"I have neither wife nor children.
Will you accept mel"
The officer fixed his eyes upon the
priest with a look of sympathy
After a moment's silence he said:
. "This is a serious thing that you
ask of me. Yon are young yet.
Think of it welt"
"I beg you to grant it," said the
Without replying, the captain be
gan to write, Then be arose and,
holding ont a sheet of paper, said,
"Here is the order to set the man
Leroy at liberty and put you in his
place. '* And in a grave tone he add.
ed, "Reverend sir, will you do me
the great hese? io? g iv o ruw y?t?
The priest extended bia hand and
heartily clasped tbs hand of the
With a light step, so happy at the
thought of bis sacrifice that, regard*
lesa of bi? dignity, he waa disposed
to ron, the priest rapidly reached
the schoolhouse where the condemn
ed men were imprisoned. 'Thu com
mander of tho guard, a uhlan offi
esr, trailed his1 saber before the door
with a great clank; Without deign,
ing to answer the salute of the
priest be took- roughly the sheet of
paper, bub, after rending it over,
the harsh1 expression', of his face
grew softer. Ho drew himself up
to his full height and; raising his
hand to his shakoj he' said respect
"Will yon please enter, sir?"
At the door of the schoolroom the
wiest 068000.1110 officer to summon
L?srcy, ?v??, uv er w nennen wita
grief, seized tho hands of the priest,
"My wife! My poor little oues!"
"Courage, my friend,"said the
priost. "Do not lose hope."
With tact he told bis parishioner
that he was pardoned on account of
his family. Tho man bogan to laugh
and danoo, almost beside himself.
He wanted to run homo immediate
ly, but tho priost succooded in calm
ing him, and at length they both set
out on the road to his house. Near
a gate tho priest said :
"Remain here. 1 am going to in
form your wife. "
She, surrounded by her children,
whose merry voices were now hush
ed, was sadly working in hor hum
ble cottage, but the beaming taco of
tho priest as ho approached an
nounced the joyful news.
. "He is free!"
Without replying, tho priost j
"1 want to see him !" she exclaim
"He is coming. " And husband
and wife were in each other's arms
in sileut joy
"We have not thanked you," said
the man at last.
The priest, vf *y much moved, re
plied, ""Your I tppiness is my re
j ward." He clasped the hands of the
I husband and wife, kissed tho chi!
dren and hastened to return to tho
schoolhouse, in a corner of the
schoolroom the forest keeper. Lai
deur, a veteran of the Italian and
Crimean campaigns, gloomy, his
arms crossed, stoicully smoked bis
pipe. Near him Vincent, a young
man about 18 yearn of age, his head
resting on his hands, seemed to
The priest sat down between the
two prisoners His exhortations and
his encouragements made the young
man sob. Laideur swore The priest
took each by the arm, and, knowing
that no one would communicate
with them, be said to them:
"We must Ht and together by and
by. You, Laideur, must set us an
example, an old Holdior like you. "
"You are going to be with us?"
asked the forent keeper
"Yes, indeed, instead of Leroy,
you understand. He bas a wife aud
Carried away with enthusiasm,
Laiddur exclaimed :
"You are indeed a herd Surely
we will stand by each other I it 1
could only have killed a few more
of these cock sparrows-but my
rhe jmatism I"
r/itfi a smile, the priest calmed
tho exe itement of the worthy fellow,
and then, turning to Vincent, asked
if he wished to confess. The young
man consented 'And you, Lai
deurl" be us ked.
"Oh, as to me, you know I am not
"Do it for my saka "
"Well, now, would that give you
"Much pleasure, my friend."
"Very well, then, " said the foresl
keeper, pulling up his sleeves as il
about to reload a heavy hugden,
On his return to his vestry-foi
he had obtained permission to re
main free in order to make hie fina!
arrangements-the priest asked tb<
sexton to summon the inhabitant*
ot the village to meet him at th<
church at 3 o'clock.
According to habit, after hil
breakfast betook some bits of treat
and sugar and went into the inclo
sure in front of bis housa Ol
catching sigbt of him his donke
stopped feeding and advanced to
ward bim. The priest put bis armt
around ber neck, and with tho pain
of his band stroked ber velvety nos
tri is, repeating: "My good beast
My good beast I"
His tenderness waB extended ti
all the animals, companions of hit
solitude, and these, rendered gentl
by bis great kindness, offered them
selves to his careases. Meantime th?
donkey had freed her head an?
walked around her master, snuffini
the air and then began to bray.
"Greedy one, is that what yoi
want f " said the priest, drawing ou
from his cassock a piece of bread.
Sounds of clucking and flappinj
of winga now claimed his attention
He stooped, and cooks and hen
came to peck from his hands. Hi
rabbits were not forgotten either
While giving them some bran h
.lowly passed his hand through th
fur of their rounded backs. As hi
i donkey bad followed him, he hand
ed her a bit of sugar, and the be as
began to munch it, shaking her ear
with visible satisfaction. Her roun
and gentle eyes seemed to regar
ber master tenderly The priest fel
a cold chill pass through his frame
and, with bowed head, bis hands bt
hind his back, he went into his gai
In the midst of the squares c
earth glittered the clean grave
walka The leafless pear tree
stretched their arms, covered wit
straw, in parallel lines along th
walt The priest fastened up a loo:
en ed branch with a bit of osier an
dreamily continued his walk in th
bright sunshine along the garde
wall. Pausing at length, he opened
little door looking ont on the Soldi
Silent, bathed ia light and moil
rare, the plain stretched far awa
in places stacks of) wheat, rounde
like dovecots or similar to litt!
houses, formed1 hamlets of s tra v
To the left a forest of beech tret
joined the pine woodi which barre
the horizon. For a long time tt
priest fixed his eyes on this familit
landscape, as if to imprint it upc
them. Then he closed the door, bi
his look, passing above the wall
stopped at the church clock. Tt
short hand was between' tho figng
1 and 2; tho other had passed over
tho half of the dial plate.
"In three hours 1 will bo dead,"
thought ho, aud instinctively he
crossed his arms over his breast, as
if to protect it against tho bullets.
Three hours longer and ho would
be nothing more than a lifeless
body, nailed up in his coffin. In hin
morbid imagination he seemed to
hear the dull thud of tho first spade
fulo of earth upon the wood.
To die thus in full health, in thc
vigor of lifel Was this possible ?
How many simple pleasures in hi?
happy life, without desires and with
out ambitions; the duties of his
priesthood, the alleviation of thc
poor and suffering, tho intercourse
with his brethren, the caro of his
animals and of his garden I Ah, why
had he committed this folly of offer
ing himself as a sacrifice f Distracted
with anguish, ho sprang with a
bound to tho gate and opened lt ab
ruptly. His look followed the grassy
path that led from the foot of the
wall and, winding between tho
plowed fields, joined the road. In
thought ho hastened along this road,
and dashed through the forest into
well known patha Yonder, some
miles away, was a railway station.
Tho priest bent his head forward
in anxious gazo. Tho plain was de
serted as far as the horizon. No one
would see him floe. He would reach
the station, take tho train nnd go far,
far away-would be free, would
live, would livel
Maddened, he was about to rush
forward, bareheaded, but his word
of honor-but Leroy I
With a eob, he closed the gate,
and, kneeling, he called to Ins uid,
with all the strength of his faith,
that Saviour who at the approach
j of death bad experienced in tho
garden on the Mount of Olives all
its terrors, all its agonies-dying,
as it were, in advance. Ho besought
him to aid him to the end and re
store to him his fortitude; thon,
with renewed strength and recog
nizing that solitude and reverie in
duced weakness, he hastened back
to his house. His accounts made out
! exaotly, his little property classified
and valued, he mndo his will, leav
I ing small sums to the most needy of
j his parishioners and little souvenirs
to others. Finally bo bequeathed
I his donkey to a wealthy family,
with the request that they would
never sell her, and thus spare her
from spending her last days in mis
ery, dragging along the roads the
cart of some peddler. r
Having completed these arrange
ments, he passed a long time in fer
vid prayer, asking pardon for his
faults and relying wholly on the
mercy and justice of God.
As the clock struck 3 the priest
descended the stairway of his house
and proceeded to the church.
This waa as full ns on days of
high festival. In the presence of the
misfortune that was about to fall
upon the village even the most
thoughtless had come to assemble
about the man who represented the
highest moral authority. In his sur
plice the priest passed through the
crowd of worshipers, and, ascend
ing the pulpit steps, after a few mo
ments of meditation he said: "My
brethren, 1 am very glad to see you
united here in such great numbers.
The authorities have been pleased
to grant me the pardon of Leroy,
but 1 have not been able to obtain
that of Laideur and Vincent. 1 have
seen them and comforted them.
They are ready to die as Frenchmen
and as Christians. "
Without fine phrases, but with
]>erfect simplicity, he spoke of duty,
eslf sacrifice and love of country.
His words sent a thrill through his
assembly, whose ideal was ordinari
ly confined to material interests.
Turning toward the altar, he in
toned in a firm voice the 'De Pro
fund ia " Then he gave his blessing
to the congregation, praying for pa
tience and resignation and request
ing each one to return to his home
and there remain. Leaving the
church, he was seen to direct his
steps to the schoolhouse.
The next morning th? inhabitants
of the village learned that their
priest had been shot by the Prus
sians.-From the French For Short
A Stony Pair.
The following "stony" wedding
announcement appears in an east
Tennessee exchange: "Married at
Flintstone, by Rev. Windstone, Mr.
Nehemiah Whitestone and Miss Wil
helmina Sandstone, both of Lime
stone. " This is getting mighty
"rooky," and there's bound to be a
"blasting" of these "stony" hearts
before many "pebbles" appear on
the connubial beaoh. Tho grind
stone of domes ti o infelicity will
sharpen the ax of jealousy and dis
cord, and sooner or later one or the
other- of the pair will rest beneath
a tombstone. Then look out for the
To tb? Point.
"It's utterly absurd," exclaimed
King Cheops, rising to put an end to
the argument, "to say there 'is al
ways room at the top.' I'll show
you there is not l"
And he went out and built the
great pyramid.-Chicago Tribuna
For Infants and Cbildren.
The Kind You Hate Always Bought
- With the exception of Brazil,
Spanish is the prevailing language of
every country in South America.
Once Tried, Alwnyit Used.
If we sell one bottle of Chamber
lain's Cough Kemedy, wc seldom fail
IO sell the Hame person more, when it
is again needed. Indeed, it has be
come thc family medicine of this
town, for coughs and colds, and wt'
recommend it because of its establish
ed merits-Jos. E. MAHNED, Prop.
Oakland Pharmacy, Oakland, Md.
Sold by Hill-Orr Drug Co.
- A lady tells that when she was
a poor little girl, living in the country,
she used to "plant corn in her bare
feet." This imparts a new idea of the
origin of those troublesome things
growing on our toes. _
Ladies Who Suffer
From any complaint peculiar to
their sex-such as Profuse, Palo
ful, Suppressed or Irregular Men
struation, are soon restored to
Bradfield's Female Regulator.
lt is a combination of remedial
agents which have been used with
jZ greatest success for njore than
25 years, arjd Known to act speci
fically with and on the organs of
or>?y. lt never fails
to give relief and
restore the health
of the suffering
woman, it should
be taKen by the
girl just budding
tkm is Scant. Sup
or Palo Pul, aod
all delicate womeo should use it,
as its toole properties have a woo
derful influence lo toning up and
strengthening the system by driv
ing through toe proper channels
"A daughter of ono of my coo tornera missed
menstruation from oxpoouro ?nd cold, and on
arriving at puberty her health waa completely
wrecked, until she waa twenty-four years of
age, when upon my recommendation, eho need
one bottle orBimdfleld'a Female Regulator, com
pletely restoring her to health."
J. W. HXLLVMS, Water Valley, Mia*.
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Are generally Pany. Stomach apeet.
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wefiatalatt. The very best rsoedy
far children while t?stalas Ia
lt caras Marrawa, rapssUs the
Steaiseh aa* Soweto, carse Wis*
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