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AKRON DAILY DlMCftltAT. lIDAY. DECEiLUER 15
PRESENTS NOW AND
LAID ASIDE FOR
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world over for S3 Berk's price only
Perfect Blue White Diamond
Tho host stouo from Africa's
mines, wortli ?3o, ring or stud
&& . ...,..
i.wiU rencti uiuc wmic
rs. uiKiiuv. wurui ouu.
Unredeemed Opera Glasses, extra
nice line to select from, $1.25 to
$3.48. Money to loan In any
THE -WITCH'S CURSE.
lAQLOOMVOtO LEGEND QK.THETOWN
OF BUCKSPOflT, ME.'
.The Imprrcatlon. and Prophecy or
the Condemned Woman on tlic
RcftrTold Itccalled by a Strnnire
rjlemlah on Col. nmk'i Tombstone.
Closo by the conntry road on tho out
skirts of the sleepy old seaport town of
packsport, on the Penobstot, dow n in
Elaine, is a emnll family cemetery
Within tho inclosure. with its high iron
fence, in tho qnict nnd nlinost gloomy
shade, sleep tho Backs, the bluoblooded
and aristocratic clan which fir!;. settled
the town nnd bequeathed It their name
and a legend.
Of tho miny moss grown tablets nnd
monuments tho largest and most con
spicuous is a tall granlto flmft in plain
sight of the highway. Oil one side is
COL JOI1M BUCK,
The Founder of Bucltsport.
A. D. 17(1!
Born In Haverhill, Ms., 1713.
Died Msrch 18, 17NS.
On tho other sido is the eingln word
"Bnck," nnd also something not
wrought by tho marblo worker. On tho
smooth surfuco of the pedestal is a
curious outline, Irregular nnd describ
ing that which can easily bo imagined
to ho the form of a foot of normal bIso.
Borne peoplo say that it is n foot, but
those aro of the superstitions town folk
who believo tho legend which has been
choico stock in Bncksport for many
T JAHANT CO.
166 S. Howard St., Sellers of Stoves and Furnaces.
IS3 3- HlovejB-ca
I picked up for Spot Cash a lot of bargains in absolutely
now and first-class Jowelry, from the best and oldest man
ufacturers, including all kinds of Diamond Jowelry. These
goods I want to sell to Akron people at prices heretofore
unheard of. I want you to sco them to buy them if they
Come In and Look 'TwilJ Cost You Nothing.
These" goods aro absolutely guaranteed to bo just as
represented. They eoII for 23 to GO per cent less than
regular dealers charge.
fine, sold tho
Curved chain, cold filled bracelet, guaranteed
for to years, sou the world over from $4.50 to
$5.00 Berk's rrlce
price oniy $.5 j.
price only $43.
This elegant 20
year poM filled
anleed In every re
spect, worth $25,
Berk's price only '
silk fob chains,
with charms, all
kinds, fully guar
anteed, loo styles
to select from
Berk's price only
f i um.Hll w arriinted
tt Gentlemen'sclifthlB Alt descriptions, best quality; unnranteed
for fs 10, JO nnd JS ears' t ear Berk'l price only 73c to $5 48.
They that dollght in perpetuating
this story say that Colonel Jonathan
Buck was n very stem and harsuman
nnd tho leading spirit of bis day, end
generation. His nord was law in the
community. Ho was the highest in civil
authority nnd his decision as iminora
bla nt the granite hills that loom up in
the haze of tho northern horizon.
Ho was most Puritanical, and to him
witchcraft was the incarnation of blas
phemy. Thus, so the story goes, when
n certain woman was accused of witch
craft, at tho first clamoringsof thepop
nloco Colonel Buck ordered her to be
imprisoned, nnd later, after n mero
form of n hearing, she was sentenced to
bo executed as a witch. She pleaded to
Buck "Tor her life, but as to a heart of
Tho day of tho execution came and
the condemned woman went to tho gal
lows cuisine her jndgo with such terri
bio imprecations that tho peoplo shud
dered, but tho maglstrato stood unmov
ed and mado a sign to tho oulcers to
hasten tho nn angnracnta. All was ready
and tho hangman was nbont to perform
his grewsomo duty when tho woman
tumed to Colonel Bnck nnd raising ono
hand to heaven as if to direct her last
words on earth pronounced this astound
"Jonathan Bnck, listen to these
words, the last my tongno shall ntter.
It is tho bpint of tho only trne and liv
ing Qod which bids me speak them to
you You will soon die, Cher yonr
grnvo they will erect a stone, that all
may know whcio yonr bones nro crum
bling into dnt But listen I Upon that
stono tho imprint of my feet will ap
pear, and for all tiinc, long after your
accursed race has perished from tho f aco
of tho earth, will tho people from far
and near l.now that yon murdered a
woman Remember well, Jonathan
Bnck, remember well I"
Then sho turned to her executioners
Vq Carry a Full
Family of 40
Granite Ware Tho
Roraombor we carry ohly tho BEST in ovory lino
, , .,, llrlrmtco t11Qm nil
nnd can and will guarantee them all.
PREStHIS NOW AND
LAID ASIDE I OH
Guaranteed solid gold band rings
Latest stylos; liund engraved,
tho best work in tho world; COO
6tylos to select from
.48, l.rS, 2.23
For rings, you cannot buy else
where for less than Si.00 to 57.00
Opal rings Guarantee Hun
garian stone, perfect quality;
guaranteed in every respect, solid
gold settings, 450 to select from,
latest patterns, for $1.23 to $7.00.
They cost any whoie else 5 to ?20
This stud wo handle in all sios,
guaranteed perfect blue white stones;
sold olsowhero for $10, $115, $20, $25
and $30 Berk's price only $8.00, $12,
$17, $23, $23.
CnffBnttons ino different stvle, sold nnd silver, plain nnd all
kinds settings BcrX's price only 23c to SI 48.
Fnr Indies; Mggest assortment to solect
Dcrk'i price enly SI.50 to ST 25.
Pledged poods Hoonth nnnual bhIh of unredetmed Watches.
Jewell uml Diamonds, that can be sold ntpledRod prices.
193 S. Howard Street,
Next to Allen's drugstore
una nnofner act, ono ot tlio'torover In
cffaccablo blots, was mado a part of
American colonial history.
Tho "witch's curse," as It was call
ed, and Is to this day, was almost for
gotten until many years afterward, when
tho monument was erected to tho mem
ory of Bucksport's founder, It bad been
In position hardly a month when a faint
outjino was discoi ered upon (t This
gradually grew more and more distinct
until Boino ono mado tho startling dis
covery that it was tho ontlino of a foot
which some supernatural draftsman
had traced on the granite, Tho old leg
end was rovlvcd and tho Buck ceme
tery was for years tho Mecca of the su
perstitious and curious for miles around.
Tho "witch's curso" had been ful
filled, thoy said. An attempt was mado
to romovo tho stain, but all efforts tend
ed only to bring tho ontlino out in bold
er relief Tho stain or w hatovor It was
seemed to penetrato to tho vciy center
of tho stono
Tho hinges of tho big gate have
creaked for tho last timo to admit a
Buck Tho last of tho raco has been
laid to rest beneath tho onks and ma
ples, and tho setting snn tlirows tho
eludow of tho once mighty Colonel
Jonathan Buck's monnment athwart
tho doublo row of mossy mounds, as it
still exerting his anthority, and tho
samo rays hyht that mysterious tracing
held up to tho view of all that pass and
repass along tho dusty turnpike
Tho imprint of tho foot is a fact, and
is thero today as plain as ever. The
legend of tho "witch's tnrso" may or
may not bo n fact Tho fanciful defend
tho legend, but tho practical point out
tho uppnrent discrepancy betwoen the
dates of the era of witchcraft persecu
tion nnd the regimo of Colonel Buck.
They say that tho Btain is simply an
accidental f anlt in tho granite, and that
tho legend was mado to fit tho foot and
not the foot tho legend But tho foot is
there Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Jahant furnace.
Lino of the
and See It.
best mado. all trinlo coated.
6000 O O-O''0-0,'0' 0 o U
On tho Cth of Ko'oralior, 17U) (a da?
in a rite d la Kutn, nglaml, by riot ainl
coufuiton), MUi 1 i a lad) of that city,
Merit to pi? an cimlng tl It to tho
liisliutn fnmily nt 'lie pal me. Kliu k
finlnul ratlicr Inter than uiunl. und ft It
uncitNj nt the t Loud it of .(.turning homo
on font through tho streets, uhlrh uto
iroutUd with druiilicH peoplo (JlscIiaiK
lug llrouorkn and hehavliitf riotously.
She thercfotc rffiuejtut thnt a nervAht
tnlglit be Kent to Itt'hir i& thiouIi
tho cathedral by a prlnite patisflccy which
win alrcnjH left open until a late hour,
thinking that she could crosi tho alslo
Into a lane nnd thin avoid the anuoyatico
bho bo much dreodrd.
The sonant attended her to the cn
tranco and returned. The ureal clock
chimed 10 o'clock na bho pissed hastily
to tho opposite door, which she n
stnitlcd to see clcstl; ctlll more so to
Und it barred nnd locked.
Bho proceeded to the sates which clos
ed tho side (tlrle from the oppoilte tholr;
they weie also fastened, nnd she saw
dimly the perspective of the cathedral
unoccupied by onj hunnn bdiiir. '1 he
cif;ers, eager to enjoy their share of the
night's festivity, had Mmt up the church
unusually early. Terrified at her un
pleasant situation, Miss U, hast curd back
to tho Mshop'a private door with tho
feeble hopo that the sennnt might still
bo within hearing; but, though sho mndo
great efforts to call attention, they uero
fruitless, and, indeed, n moment's re
flection upon the long suit of unused
and empty apartment which Bho had
passed through convinced her that all
expectation of assistant o from that quar
ter was lu vain. After nn interval of
doubt, terror nnd dint less she seated lur
self opposite tho door and endeavored to
composo herself to pnduio with fortitudo
what was unavoidable, looking for pro
tection to that Uilng in whose peculiar
alxido bho was detained, though ngaiust
The night pre w darker and sho had
reasoned herself injo tolerable composuro
to meet its gloom, when the moon, rising,
threw Its brilliant beams down through
tho roof of tho building, and. as they
Btolo along the aisle, she often Mnrtcd
at tho reflection on tho sculptured tombi
of mailed chiefs long wrapped In tho
oblmon of the grave, and, tir-tited ns
her $ nerves were, she could not avoid
ndhilng the beautiful und magical ef
fect of the lights and shades.
Hut as sho wns gazing listlessly a tho
shades upon tho wall sho was btaitkd
as she traced In ono tho resemblance to
a human form, tier ej es were iheted
upon It, and, gazing upon it with horror,
she plainly saw the shadow of a face
extending its jaws In the net of yawn
ing. Sho looked thought it an Illusion;
but, no, the form was there, nnd lu tho
moonlight it appeared to rlso slowly from
a tomb in the opposite aisle. While thU
amazing and frightfuLspectacIe fascinat
ed hei gnze to the "Tight gleam which
render, od Its profile visible the moon sank
suddenly behind n cloud, nnd again all
was darkness. She endeavored to steady
hoi mind and examine how sho might
have been deceived perhaps It was a
shade reflected from a monument but
tho exertion of yawning confuted that
lden and mndo her willing to ascribe tho
whole to the powerful workings of her
She had ndwc If fen (Confined som6 hours,
and her distress had somewhat abated
when she was again thrown Into alarm
by distinctly hnHpJoud breathing, then
footsteps at tho end of the aisle lu which
she sat. Tlmi darkness was unhrokori.
Agonized to tho highest pitch of terror,
rhoted to hiseat, deprived of tho pow
er of speed., her .senses only remained
to point out more acutely tho horrors of
AVery Hghr'echo biougbt tho footstep
nenicr, and tho equal pace of the being
who walked through tho aisle and Its
gradual approach led her to fear that
her presence was known to a form her
eyes vainly sought to behold.
After enduring some minutes agony
(which sho would hardly suffer again to
purchase existence) a hand was placid
upon her head, and at the same moment
nn idiotic noise Informed her that It was
a lunatic of Exeter who, as was after
ward discovered, would ue every means
to remain In the cathedral and sleep
among tho tombs. Her mind, wrought
bo highly, leiixed nt once, nnd, being ro
liovcil from her fears of a ghostly pres
ence, sho was Induced to think lightly of
her loneb slate, although she knew her
self to bo in the power of n being who
had often committed ery serious out
rages Controlling her feelings ns best she
could, ihe talked to and soothed the hap
Soon after the door from tho bishop's
palace opened and servants entered with
lights, calling Miss E. Great was their
surprise to And her sitting by n nun,
nud that man so well known as a dan
gerous lunatle. Rhe'jojfullv left her un
happy associate, but for years nfter f-ho
Buffered from whnt sho had that night
Miss H.3 sonant hnd tailed for her
nt the 'given time nnd wns told sho hid
gono homo. Returning nnd not finding
her there, he conjectmed sho hnd called
upon soma friend, nnd expected hr until
It became so very Into that he was
alarmed, and again went to tho palace,
wh'ch eauped the seaich to bo mndo that
relieved her from her fearful situation.
New York News.
FOOLISH TO PLAY POKER.
Bo Declare, n Man Who flhes Inter
Poker? Not again. And I would nd
viae all joung men who lime r epila
tions to mako or characteis to sustula
to avoid the game. If they can hold
their own and havo a desire to I'nil all
tho Hans In alleged friends, why, my
brethren, I say piny poker. Tho lo ely
game ot draw shows up a man. It
strikes right at tho heart nuil brnlu, his
liver and bowels. Ono who can go
thiougu a season without reproach Is
a friend to grapple to one's soul with
hooks of the finest Harvcjlzed steel as
big us bridge cables, timer let him
get away, for ho Is ubout tho scarcest
aitlelo In the unheise.
No man can plaj poker lu reason or
with reubon unlcsj tie Is born with a
gold spoon In Ids mouth nnd cciy
tulng turns to illamouds. Some of tho
closest friends I ever had weio ex
posed at the pokor table, and we do
not assoclato uow. I found out moio
about tin mi In six mouths nt that triune
than 40 rears of Intimate ncciualulnme
would hae taught me In nuy oilier
line of "friendship." Poker costs a
)oung mau nluable t)n?e, lots of mon
ey nnd stacks of friends, 1 use the
word "friends" In a crucial sense,
which means such chaps ns a youug
fellow "runs with," One real friend
Is as much ns a man can expect All
tho others try to "do" him.
I have been through the poker mill,
'ben my tnblo was ready and the
cards weip roady.jthq chips readj, tho
ram ready, the cigars ready and your
humble isorvont was ready to low'nml
bo banker, my iloirbcll rang nt all
boura, nnd my "frlenda" wore numer
otis. 'J hoy would willingly nit up with
mo nil night nud sometimes remain to
breakfast, Voti never saw ro nagrlfle
liiz a lot of Ouu fellow a- ivicrIW Iru mo
Ono night a good innny jar ago 1
at up lato ihlnkltitt about the poker
bUHltuw. It wns real hard thinking
loo I had been lifted out by "friends,''
buns up by "frleudu" nnd had "friends"
to tome tip when In my debt to "play It
off A ease of beer In a sitting was
nothing. A box of clgirs was merely
a puff. I rage now when I think of
whit was wasted on the canaille that
"worked" me. Ittnson returned. I toro
up every card I had, east out my chips
and sild, "No more pjker!" Trom
that day to this I have not touched a
card. I nin happy In forgetting tho
nightmare of draw, Hut uo one of tho
old pat g conies near tne now. Nothing
ts to be made nt tuy table. I cannot
bo skinned; therefore they hive no uso
for mi. They have found pastures
A few old friends who did not como
nround when wo had poker have como
back to visit me sluco I bad tho w.nso
to ipilt it. They aro not on tho make,
ns the phtnse goes. They come to
tall: and swap lies and havu a souslbte,
quiet, gossipy, scandalizing time. I
ntn nn older tnnn than jou think, but
there are other old fools who passed
the meridian before they learned that
they couldn't pljy poker. If I could
have won every night, I wouldn't have
t-ated for the loss of my "friends," but
to lose them nnd my money, too, wns
what brought me nround. I gambled
to win. So does every honest man. Ho
in not gambling to lose. When ono
unys, "Oh, well, I don't want to win
your money," lie lies. Tell him so In
his teeth. Now York Press.
Pnrl. Automobile Crnsr.
A Phlladelplila man, uccoriling to
The Iitcoid, lio lias Just returned
Iron) Paris, v Iilcli It automobile crazy,
najs that the cost of maintaining ono
I would bankrupt tho ordinary citizen,
i "There aro plenty to choo3e from," ho
i. lcmarLcd, "with steam, gasoline, pe
troleum or electric motors. Theso
range In price from ?300 for a motor
cycle to 53,000 for heuty rigs suitable
for carrjlug four persons and a driver.
AVhllo In 1'arls I busltd myself to tho
extent of Uudlng Jut how much It cost
to opeiate one of these carilnges. Tor
a year It Is about ns follows: Ciusollne.
$S7G0; lubricating oil, Su 15; repairs
to carriage, 5102 CO; repnlrs to machin
ery, 5183; repairs to tires, $27.10; sun
diles, $01 SO; deprctlatlon, $150; tax,
5j0; sen ant, 5200. That niaUes a total
of 5S72.73. Kememher, this Is for Par
Is, where my calculations are based
upon the atual experiences of n friend
of mine But they can't Tary much In
The IClud of StiiTu lie Wanted.
A gentleman from one of tho town
ships north of Somerset came to town
one day last week to buy a store. At
one of tho stores ho found what ho
wanted. It was standing on a low
truck on which sample stoves aro
moved about tho store. The man
bought tho store and ordered It ship
ped to his home. On Monday the stove
dealer received a letter from tho cus
tomer In which tho latter ntld: "The
stove j ou sold me was on w heels. The
one I received Is not. I will ship It
back." The buyer prolnbly had heaid
of and wanted n stove like that Invent
ed by tho man w ho had to "get up and
mako the Ore." ono that, with n rope,
could bo drawn up to tho bed and bo
lighted. Somerset (Pn.) Standard.
Where nTerylblnsr Grow.,
The tuberose flourishes nmnzlugly In
tho open air In tho Tronsunl with but
the smallest attention and cultltation.
The bulbs shoot up their three or four
foot stems, each bearing very sweet
smelling flowers. In nn Incredibly short
snace of time.
In Pretoria loses are proline In fact,
most of the stieets nre bounded by roso
hedges throughout their length, nnd
they bloom with a frail, pink monthly
rose blossom for three quarters of the
ijiur. In public places, such as tho
llurghers' park, the profusion of roses,
I lilies, carnations and tuberoses is be-
I wllderlngly beautiful.
Tho wild orchids of Swaziland aro
famous. They are of at least 20 differ
ent kinds. They nro cxtiemely curious.
and with a Uttlo earo nnd cxtrn heat
they can be Induced to develop Into
very wonderful plants.
Etorythlng grows In the Transvaal If
the troublo Is taken to plaut It. The soil
being nil vliglu and naturally rich, tho
ery smallest amount of attention Is
"Speaking of thrift," said the promi
nent clergyman, "1 remember one man
who was as good an example of
shrewdness ns I hare crcr seen. It
wns when I began preaching Hint I
met him. I wns young and struggling,
my salary was small, and the man wns
a member of my chinch. He used to do
work on a scroll wiw, and one of his
specialties was a sort of plant stand
with two shelves nud with scroll work
orunmeutatlon. Two or three times ho
tried to sell mo one, but as I had no
need or use for It 1 told him so.
'"I he time for the annual donation
pirty drew near, when everything that
was ghen counted toward that limited
salarj, I was not altogether pleased,
therefore, when' the man with a plant
stand appealed nt the door.
"'Hoie, pardon,' he said, 'Is a plant
stand. It's worth 510, and I'd like to
g!e 53 of It toward your donation.'
"There was no way out of It. I gao
him the other ?5." Now York Sun.
dlvliifr a Super h Chance,
This Is how n Buper, thus given nn
opportunity of distinguishing himself,
once delltcrcd a few short lines de
scriptive of a man being picked up aft
er u cab accident: "The hansom cab
was picked up off the esplanade with
a handkerchief tightly tied around Its
mouth When removed. It was found
lo he perfectly dead."
Still the manager gave him another
trial tho following evening, when ho
ncqultted himself as follows: "The
csplnunde was picked up off tho man,
with the hansom cab tightly tied
nround his mouth," etc.
Uo was sent to the back row again,
or maybe farther. This Is not nn un
jsual sample of what the acrage su
,ier can do, Naturally, therefore, man
agers look nskanco at training him.
jjy -j . . mm s
vf By the hundreds 25c to
:W RIUF-F-rutEIfRS (f
I ti In all styles by the hundreds, 25c, 50c, TSc, $1.00 j
'jjj Hats and Caps jj
j By tho hundreds, 25c, 50c, 75c $1 and up to $3
i w (fli
I Handkorchiofs W
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lV. V.v Mm linnrlrorla 1 (V 1 Kr OKr Kti 7Cc in CI nn ;
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M- WE HAVE EVEIIYTIIINO FOR ;;
(y, Christmas Presents j
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W M J AT TED One-Price Clothier and Out- m
to 1Y1. LUUEK, fitter, 110-1 12 E. Market st.
J. ft. LITTLE, 126 S. IVla.n ta-t. f
BEGINNING SATURDAY, tomorrow, wo will sell I
our cntiro stock, consisting of Ladies' Furnishings,
Fancy Goods, Toilet Articles, etc., etc., at a big
sacrifice. You w ill find many things here that will make
nice Christinas presents, at prices you can't afford to miss.
2, Millinery at less than one-half prico. Z
J. W. LITTLE tef 'T"Jl
Jimmy Steers was in luck. A gentle
man hnd eh en him 10 cents for holding
'I dunno whether ter go In for a good
blowout or Iturf a Quire of erenin pa
pen)," ht- ajji thinking. whi his atten
tion was hawj to a little girl, a year
r tv, o youngrr than himself Jimmy
tojs 0 sobbing in a quiet but pitlaUe
manner outalde a cooksbop.
"HelloP said Jimmy. "Who's been
"Nob'dy. I'm only hungry' she sob
bed. "What's yer nam?"
Jimmy turned the 10 cents over sereral
"I'm goln ter hare a blowout," he
suddenly said. "Come along, Al's."
The hunj-rj mite neecftM no second In
vitntion. boon she was felt ting before a
platu heaped up nlth pudding.
"Where do you Ihe?" asked Al's.
"Oh, nnywhercs was the careless re
plj. "There's a doorway In Grecian
lano I likes best nhcn I haven't got no
"Can you take me? I haven't got no
where to sleep."
Next day Jimmy's fortune was no
noise than usual, but ho had two mouths
to feed now, and the doorway In Grecian
lane was again their resting place. Ibis
wns the caso for rather more than a
"It can't go on much longer' Jimmy
said one night. "I've had lots of pals,
but they're all been took. Policemen
or school board or children's borne or
eu mm fit's had 'em all. Vo been lucky, I
hare, but I know I'll be had some day;
then we'll be parted, Al's."
'ihe child nc-fatled closer to him and
rested her toutled Uttlo head on his rag
"I'd die If I was took away from you,
Jimmy sbo said. "Nbb'dy could part
us if we nas married. Mother used to
tell father so when he said he'd run
awar. Uow does you get married, Jim
xnj?" "Kasy 'nough Jimmy answered, with
all the confidence of superior knowledge.
"There's a church by Trafalgar square
where folks get married 'most erery
day. I're sneaked In once or twice.
Ihey stands In front of some ratlin's,
and a man In a long nhlto shirt reads
summat out of a book. lie's the merri
er, he is."
Soon after 10 o'clock next mom in j-;
Jimmy and Al's stole Into the church
Toward 11 a string of carnages drc ip
In front of the church.
"Come on, Al'sP Jimmy cried. "
marryin's Jest goln ter beginl"
And in the crowd, unnoticed by any of
the ofhcials, they stole Into the chinch
and toward tho chancel, and, concealed
by n pillar, waited band In hand for the
ceremony to begin.
Neither could undertsnnd the clergy
man's opening words; but he bad no
more reverent listeners than those two
pathetic little figures. When he asked
tho question beginning, "Wilt thou bare
this woman," nnd the bridegroom an
Bvprwl "I will." .TtmniT -An cauclit nan-
01601 BROS. 3 CO.
Wo have somo remarkable offerings in our Cloali
Wo will make it an object for you to buy before Xnias,
MANY NOVELTIES IN THE FUR LINE
With no fancy prices attached.
NEW FUR JACKETS
And we want to say that wo havo already done a very ox
cellent business in thom.
FUR CAPES, COLLARETTES and SCARFS
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ping, or perhaps he dfd not understand,
but when it came the brido's turn to an
answer "I will" ho was ready to prompt
"Say 'I will " be whispered.
"I will," answered Al's.
"Nob'dy can part us now," said Al's
as they descended the church steps, the
Twelve hours later Dr. Barnett, the
wellkuown philanthropist, passed through
Grrcian lane, accompanied by the super
intendent of one of his homes and a
police sergeant and followed at a little
distance by a closed carriage. They were
enlaced In rescue work. From time to
time the ofltcer flashed his bullseye on
a doom ay or entry.
Suddenly he stopped. It was before
Jimmj's temporary home.
"llerp nro two, doctor!" he exclaimed.
It ore than 14 years had passed. A
burly youigbackAoodsman, sunburned,
bard as nails, to judge by his appearance,
was walking down Montcalm street, Que
bec, studying the numbers and trades
men's names rs he went. Presently ho
pulled out a letter and read It. It was
dntft from London:
My Dear Jime I have much plaute In In
forming you that Alice Onhim went to Canada,
with U other cirla. In May last. Her addreu tl
rare ot Mr L Croix, 101 yontcalm street. Que
bee. I am Terr gl-4 to learn you are dolor
veil, and I hope you will continue to prosper.
Tour ai&ctrt friend, Roiert Carsett.
No. 101 proved to be a private bouse of
considerable size. Jimmy rang. A neat
maid opened the door.
"Can I see Alice Graham?" he asked.
His reflections tn the room Into which
be was shown were interrupted by the
entrance of a young lady. A puzzled
expression was on her oral, dimpled face
and tn her big black eyes.
"I think there's some mistake," he
faltered. "I're called to see Alice Gra
ham." "I am Alice Graham."
"You must be another," he said eadly.
"The Alice Graham I want to see came
"I mne from London."
m Dr. Barnett's homs?"
1 en I'm afraid the doctur has made
an ufi'l mistake. He sent me this let
ter b it '.here's something wrong some
Tt o girl glanced at the address. Next
tn.rn:it her arms were round Jimmy's
red, the red rose In her hair was rest
in Mi shoulder.
"You're Jimmy Steers." she cried -'
iMu, who married me in St. Mar
n church years and years ago! And
t dn't know you," she went on, laugh
I .iiid almost crying by turns. "What
i ' ae you been thinking?"
"tl then she pushed Lim away at
length and looked him up and
do n. "Why, Jimmy, how you're grown 1
It not surprising that I didn't know
j on You're quite a big man!" And
then rc kissed him.
About a year afterward Mrs. Le Croix
lost her children's governess. Jimmy
made another journey up from Ilamil
ton. This time he did not return alone,
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