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THE ENTERPRISE, WEDNESDAY JANUARY 30, 1889.
. B. SMITH, Proprletot.
THE BOY AT THE GATE.
feet they uln't a man n the ihop
At work' v hard 01 what I do;
Bmttheoci... -it t'10 whistle blows I atop,
As' lit) I gut mt of tho mi l ain't slow,
Ivwon as six str Ut)i, Ju.t at iro ai fato,
BVj bluo-eyoil bub; rua dowu to tho gate
look, thaar ho is. ho con't oo mo yrt
Vou esa'l har'ly sea h.m unier that hat;
h's a boy, every .nth now, you jusi let;
Party? I'd sm lo, from b s roa iul;os taut;
K r"ll bo two next mnmh, tho Ufth tho ilutr
t&iial! that's the latest, cl.ni'tiing thognel
Circide him that cart, nn' pamto.1 It red
H.V wife, sho s.iys bo draws it all day,
Mm" every n (fh ho lujs It to bjil;
'ulkT Waal I guts i, a i's choc I: fu'l of play;
Cut u ulna for pop! now u-up lie goes!
EaJol bcon tutn'uliti' on your no.-o?
fount (loci, I'm uvr.y from tho nolo ur my
( b'lleve it will dr vo n:e out uv try head;
b teem to be ". yin' nil day, la tho gioou,
llils U-rrib:-.' wur 1 d .-ad, dia l, d 'ad, diai
u uno to hurry n w. no ono nil w. it
Jto" nutt-h f jr my com n' bos de the gale.
Vhaar's my wife U, to-nlsht, what word shall
To her, when 1 co In without tho boyt
fil wall! t'.iroj.'rh tho Held, its th- longest way,
Hut tho birds un' llowors thero may g ve m-j
Vre's u miWewu.t shoe on this rubbish heap
Ifct baby wuic v. hon he used to creep.
C rtvor of tears, hopo un' stringer fnllh
Have ua led this hour into my Jar.t l,fe,
' now w.tl.out pa.a I think uv h.s death,
t' I can go l.orao to co-nfurt my wife;
I iir I feel, whoa l.te's work Is over. Lo ll wait
A watch for our comin' brndo I.'oai o.i's gate.
Morn M. JUcCu t;.i,in hpr.nJl-U IltiiM.cun.
st jozh n. itu-sick.
terrain op " Wai.tt.ii n"owxFint,n." "Hruw
L.AKHAN," "UANIlKTt Ill.urOUO,"
A.1D OlUKU BTOlUEi
ICeryrla'ili J, km, hj tht A. X. JC.'Mijg Seiu
It was her place to speak and he could
nV Sit mid ctizo at her. llur while faeo,
K-nvever, wa i troubled, and that iron re
mive which hud supported her In this un
tf nnly, and seemingly unladylike, call was
CiJently about to fud her in her hour of
m-ed. AUcn at last realized that unless she
121 encouraged Bho might not reveal tho
ftarposo of this visit, and with ull bis sym
luluotlc soul iu bis fuco, bo said:
"Have no fears, Certha, for by ull I hold
svmMl, I swear that 1 will prove a brother
to you iu distress."
Poor, tcmitest-tosscd Bertha; lone had she
run-hod lor u loyal heart o.i v.aotn she
JSA conflde. In tlib editor's flushing cyo
nauliiiess cud truth; sh? would trust
B more. Kettnta could sho restrain ber
atniurul lucliiiation to lly to his arms for
rrTujro from tho relentleKS ener.iles who
sanued. 8bo could not buvo found strong'
C or more willlni n i to defeud tor.
Having partially regained hor composure,
w I believe you; hud I not uubounded
fcJth in your honor aud courafjo I should
ssrrcr bavo ruu the preut rblt I do to com
A gi-eater risk than you can imagine.
Vhould I be discovered here it would bo
Calal to my plans plans which are uora
Kaa life to me."
What were the plans to which shea,
sbcfedf Doubtless sono reuueal-somo sim.
t& aervlec sho wlshod him to perform for
av. Kuor.-iuif that ono so pure and noble
as) she could not maho an evil request, be
arnniveii to uo Her bidding.
Huvo no fears to sK'a!: boldly to me,"
d Allen. Vour wUhea, if In my power,
otaii De granutd."
Can you leave the villuirel " she asked.
Starting in aranzcraont, tboastuuisbed cd.
star (faxed at her for a moment, repeotinir:
Leave the villajo; '
-1 mean oniy tcciuoruriiy-rnr Iwo or
mrm davsct tiio longi-st."
- Y-y-yea. I can -audnad I will if It is
It ia nev:'i irj. Some on" mh,( po, and
run truM no one but .vurrv'.r."
' Wh;'tv ilo you v.iini c: to "i! "
'Uojou l;:iow where tho Krctich settli
wnt or I'l-cnih tovn bf "
"I luivo beard of i'., end ran find It very
euily. It l aimut lifty niikvt ii mil Ui?
-Yes, air; ll b fully th.-t far." the trirl
acr-sweivl, iti'tKr;:!? up v f-'darf h?r
sci''JU i-i (.::.:;r:-a-is.:i"r' and ivuii
rvnua iiit-:r.. Kihns llieni ti .v. j i.tti, bi
" li:;t i;-t I tn do v. u 1 ; ; tui rc!"
" on :in to w tn I!k Ikiuv of ll.'.dc-;!-awUe
r.:::.ii!c," t!:. . a: ill las.tai.
to w.'ij her !);;. , I. .3-.v i
-Alt, I lo i i ,o ii..-. tufc-il
ou Am fc.'ie 4 cM. ia!J t!i frlrl,
at-JTl t: ruie lirr s'-;:t l).u c;.ei upou
Anuris.T.!, v, m.W mid :;..oH:y ivcro
ssrtiug iil.ii ..o uiaay liivs iu Ali: ;r breast.
A child: bo RuJiH d.
' Yoh, sir; u Ulilo boy t,ix jvu:m oiil"
- Ik'iieu uta I to rUi-H"
"This very niht."
Coul 1 be b( licvo hiaecnae.l 7as al! this
alruiiKo, wild dri'um fro.n v.Ulcli ho
wynld cv.aio bcfjitf hei Uneiv bow it all
3-Bt out, or W-ia ii l:i l.-r.l u i-ea'ity I
tn his helplosn bjvi!ii":-Bi( !:t ho ,..!.od
Wreseif wbat this child w.n to ihe tiyojiic uf
tae French settleiaeat. IV.j'J hu Ik-mvuscj
af Indnapiug for secretly liudcr'uL'iug th:
laukl tWulo all these cjnllirting iliou'h'
sere surging like a tcniK;st in m;:id,
le ivliUy rocallod the remark of Tn'-.-y
Barnes a few wanks before. Toui'y, shu'
ag his head In bis woird manner, uud:
"Kovor trust yourself in tho power of
Ooee people. I tell yo the whole family is
klightod by a curse. Mo good ever como to
any one who bad any thing to do with 'em.
11 you ever befriend ono o' 'cm In any way
you'll ropent it tho longest duy you livo.
they're a blighting curso to anybody who
aa any thing whatever to do with 'cm."
Bomehow the young editor could not help
asking himself If be bad fullen under this
HUjhUng curse. Was be to be only one
aura victim to the strange mystery of Tur
any's Folntt Then bis eyes foil upon the
ale, sweet face of the anxious girl, and be
kair she was no siren, charming him to
SaslrucUon. With determination in his
if jou say for ma to go to-night I will
Yh girl who, during the moment's silence
a4 been sitting, ber face burning with
3ferneea, now grew brighter as she rt
iit must be to-ctgbt, Mr. Oray; to-mor-ay
will ba Ua Uto.'r
4 How am I to go, by the rivert"
No, on horseback."
" I do Lot know that I can get a horse."
" Ono will be furnished you."
Then another short silence ensued. Sha
seemed waitiug to gather up her thoughts.
From hor broathloss exhaustion It was evi
dent that she had come vory rapidly from
tho great house to tho village.
Hor agitation becamo losii as she recov
ered front hor exertion, and now sho was
e'.most as much couipooed as sho h:id ever
boon. Oaziug ut him with bitonso ciiijor
noss. sho bosun giving h3r instructions.
" As soon, us 1 am gone," she said, iu a
clear, steady voice, " go l j tho spring whoro
you found tho lockot Tuuro you will tind a
horoo saddled ond equipped, tiod to a treo
Jtist back o tho old rustic soul. Ho is tho
best roadster in tho wholo country, and will
carry you nafely to tho end of your journey
v.ithout stopping. The poor child is doaf
mid dumb, but ho is very patient nnd will
give you little or no trouulu. Allen was dis
appointed to loam of tho child's uSliction,
fiir Borne how ho thought tho littlo pruttler
would, on t.!i:a long, lonoly rido, unravel to
him somo of tho mystery of the stono house
on tho hill.
"AVlicm will I flud the child!" hoasUed.
"Untio tho horjo and bring him buck to
tho rouJ which loads up to tba stone bouse
on tho hill, ur.d thero will bo nn old negro
worrua waiting for you with tho child.
i :.'i :i nho gives it to you, lu30 no time in
yoar l!i:;ht. I)o not thmk this an easy tuBk
you i.ro nuderiuking, Mr. Oray, or that it
is un;; tended with danger. There is danger
uf w.i.c'j you can buvo no knowledge. Tho
journey is hazardous, and uiuy cost you your
" l)an;;cr ahull not deter mo for a singlo
ttoiiient." liaid Allen, bla bosom heaving
with uneontroilablo caotiwis. "I am oct
ii'..' in a just cause in serving you ; I know
ll is rlIit or you would not huvo imposed
t:." w it ou me."
Tlj ' ,Tirl had rir.ea to hor test, nnd when
f he hoard his nabl-5 vole?, so full of faith
f.i..i ; r-ti-t. kIio o:;te.nl. J her hands toward
hiw, while- hor beautiful face glowed with
'Tliault you! Oh. may Heaven roward
you for sayuij that. I hai almost como to
the conclusion that I would never seo an.
other man whom i could trust. I am thank-
ful ihat I was iu orror, and it is with tho
prcatcat J"y that I have put that fooling for
ever out of tho way."
Klie uneonreloualy seized his hand, send-
inr; such a thrill through Allen's frumo ut
tho tcuch that ho seemed electnlled.
" j2."lha-Bertha I" ha involuntarily und
e'mo:,t unonseiou.'ly cried. 'Wiiat is it
u'.lf VTia't is ull this mystery surrounding
you I Forgive ir.y inouisitivenoss. I foel
ca if our do timn are ono."
' !Iuh. '.m ill!" sho cried, starting hack
nnd gaziu;; in terror at tho uoor. "ou
know not what y.Tt e;7 you can not!"
"You uikiuiitlerstuiid me. Bertha," he
hour, c'.y whispered, wiiileacold fcarseemod
civculug over his hoart almost choking his
Liicruuce. "You know not tho motive that
prompts the question. It Is a personal In-
ter.-v:t in yourself and nut idle curiosity,
TiiiJ mystery is doubtless a family uffair
which yon would vory properly keep from
tho eyes ef tho world. Again I assure you
'tis uot idle curiosity that prompts me to lift
tno mystic vail; it is that I may bolp you in
yoi.r distress, for oh, Bertha, Jilon
What a shriek of horror she uttered and
how she shrank trembling from head to
foot from him! Then, wringing her bands
in silent agony, she gaicd so wildly at him
that he began to foar she had suddenly
been seized by a St of madness. Spell
bound and speechless for several minutes
both stood glaring at each other.
" Bertha-Miss Collins !" he at last said, lo
a vory penitent voico, "forgive met For
got all that I have said. I will serve you
without making any further inquiries, and.
bo tho errand to the grave, I am ready to
Slowly she opened the door, and turning
ncr White sad race toward him, faintly said:
" Farewell I" His voico was as faint and
sad as hers. They were parting, perhaps
lorovcr, yet sho was doubly dear to bim
now. That crushing weight upon bis heart
seemed almost uubourable.
He wroto a fow lines to tho foreman, leav
ing sou) instructions in regard to the busi
ness stating thit be would return in three
or four days, and then prepared for that
A Una OAliK RIDE.
Ail nocvuary arrangements having been
completed. Alien Gruy left his offlee. and
pissing th-ough the dnrk, silent village.
entered i:ro old, long-deserted turnpike.
P.iur.b oa tho hill-top ha instinclivclv
gazed down nn Turlcy's Poiut, uow buried In
slumlier. Ho almost wished that bo could
run away from tho toils und vexations that
tad harruvied him ever since that morning
when tho sV.umor brought him to the land-
"am i to oivt ntn tbisI'' iir asked.
big. Oh, to bo free from tho bitter envy and
jciiinusics which wore blighting tho village.
n jvfus nngagingin a mysterious undor
ti'.klng, and really know no eaaso for tho
Journey. Halting o second timo ou his war
up the bill, ho sold:
" t by urn I colngf Her conduct lias bcon
very unnatural from tho unit, and I may lie
following the mad ravinps of n lunutie. 'But
no thoro is aomo uoivcrful causa that m.
dnoed her to oslt myas.-.ljtancoin this. That
afflicted child is very dear to her. I promised
aid In taking him to a place of aafoiv. un.l I
will keep my promise oven thoucb tho
beavons full t
Wending bis way along tho roud. uow al
most overgrown with woods and bushes, ho
felt a recurrence of that superstitious droad
which bud almost overcome hira on u former
occasion. He vairly fought against It, yut,
by moro than superhuman power, ho man
aged to keep bis feelings in subject tun.
At last the spring was i-eached, und bo
found the horse tied as had been rep
resented. Tho noblo animal, as if aware of
the Journey before him, stamped in his Im
patience to be on tho rood.
He unfastened the horie. und. vuuilimr in
the saddle, the spirited animal, as light und
freoas the woodland biwre, flitted ulong
the dark wlndiug path to tho lur;:;i;.ta
A dark fl;rurc, leading ucliild suiMt ip ute
!jr wrapped up that he oould not m il. l .)i-
Ungulsh its features, came np to him. Bend
ing low in his saddle, Allen lifted tho littlo
boy to the horse's back and seated tbo
child before him. The old nogro woman.
thrusting into bis hand a scaled note, mur
mured tho name of Mad-moitllt Vamllb,
"Am 1 to give her this!" be asked.
" Oul, monsiour I" she answered.
" Too bad, too bad I" said Allen, thrusting
tho noto into his pocket, as his horde started
down tho road. "Evory one connected with
this confounded mystory is eithor dumb or
speaks some foreign languago except
norma, wno refuses to roveal any thing."
Tho child proved to be a vory patient little
follow, and sat silently in front of Alien.
Fearing that somo of tho villagers might be
awake and that they would sec him, Allen,
after cantering gaily down tho old turn
pike to tho bottom of tho hill, turned aside
and rodo around Turley's 1'oiut, entering
uio road two muos beyond it
Knowing his danger he became quite
nervous. Every sound emitted from that
dark wood ho construod into a oursuer.
From thoso dark recesses he soomed to over
seo tho frightfully stern visngo of tho tall,
dark man ut tho chateau. The demoniacal
smilo of triumph on his dark visage bodo no
good to the hoi'soir-un and his young charge.
Iho face followed bim everywhere. It
peered at him from tho fenca csruers, or
hodge-rows.or tho orchard boyond ; whercvor
no wont, that rovcngofnl faco followed him,
Down a long luuo, throurrh a forest, across
a bridge and p a hill tho noble Btocd.bearing
bis aouuio burden, gnllopcd. Tho child was
so still and quiot that Allen thought he must
DO at.icep. it was not until bo utlcmptod to
chnngo his position that ho found bim
aivaico. lie turned his great bluo oves in
mute wonder und appeal to his guldo and
" Poor child," said Allen. " I wotdor if
he knows where bo is going, or what is to
bo bis fute whon bo gets thero I I wish his
speaking and hearing faculties wore as
clear as his big bluo eyes, I would fathom
this mystery. Yes, I am moan enough to
pump a child to find this out."
Tho mystery of Turley's Point had bafflod
the shrewdest and most inquisitive of the
village. Even Allen's daring was dufiod
by it, until he had become desperate.
It was ono of those calm, quiet starlight
summer nights, and bod it not been for the
constant strain upon his nervos, Allen
would have found tho riding pleasant Tho
moon did not rise until well on towards
morning, und the fore part of the night was
quite dark, especially whon passing through
. While galloping along a wooded ridge
Allen heard tho sounds of horses' boots in
"Are wo pursued 1" he ashed himself.
He soon became cortaiu that thehorse
tnun was gaining on them. The fierce ring
oi noois Deeamo louder every momont.
" I might outrun him," said Allon, " but
with this child to look alter it would be
best to play a game of bldo and seek."
On his loft was a norroiv, dark path lead
ing down into the woods, and he turned bis
borse into It Hore ho waited until his pur
suer had passed ulong tho road. The ring
of iron hoofs upon tho stony road could be
hoard long before the horseman reached the
point opposite where Allen had reined in his
borso. When tho sound of hoofs bad diod
away in the distance, tho editor again re
turned to tho road and continued bis jour
ney. Tbo littlo boy becamo sleepy, yawned,
laid his tired head against Allen's shouldor
and was soon buried in slumber.
" Poor litUe fellow," said Allen, gazing
into that young face, disfigured with care
and weariness. " His being a part of that
terrible mystery has bod a fearful effect on
The child bad wonderful resemblance to
Bertha. The fair, beautiful face and gold'
ea curly bair was similar to hers. Undis
turbed by the easy motion of the horse, hit
slumbers were not disturbed.
Alien w is kept awuko by the responsibil
ity that was on bim. Sometimes ho blamed
himself for having undertaken this Journey
at tho request of one whom be really did
not know. Was over man engaged in a
more madcap enterprisol It might be, aft
er all, that it was only a shrewd schema to
make mm a tool In an abduction.
" Hoaveu knowa it is no wrong on my
part," sighed Allon. "But I know that I
an) committing no wrong. 8he who bado
me do this errand is too good, too pure to
meditate a wrong. I will not for a moment
doubt ber motives. By whomsoever she
may bo surrounded, by whatever mystery
sho may bo engulfed, ber goodness and the
purity or ber motives can not bo ques
tioned." Ho ro.ic.hi3 a long bridge which spanned
a small stream. Before ho coached the ap-
proacn no discovered a horseman descend
ing tho opposite bill, and, fearing that it
wts a returning pursuer, Allen rodo down
the crock bank under tho approach to tbo
bridge, where ho remained until tho horse
man had come over and hnd gono out of
bearing up tho very roud bo himself had
" if that was a pursuer, ho is now ou the
back.track," thought Allen.
Our hero was really in a poor condition
for either flight or defense Tho slacplng
child lay heavily on him, and ho was totally
unurmcd. Whon tho horsouian was out of
car-shot AUcn rolurucd to tho road,
crossed tho brlilgo und galloped over the
opposite hill aud along tho hard-bcatcn
JJi;lit was wcil-nlgh spent und ho was
scroral miles yet from his journey's cud.
"This is certainly a remarkably patient
child," said the horseman, gazing luto the
faco of tho Bleeping buy, as liu horse can
tered along tho road. ' He has not, by a
gesture or movement, inaiea'tcd eithor
wearinoss or Impatience Poor little fel.
low, this Journey. 1 hope, wi'.l result in great
good to you."
Tho moon, well on toward moru'.v. r, cume
Btrupg'.iug above tli'i eastern hori.-.on, but la
its old s;,-o its light was but littlo The
silver ray thrown upou tho earth was very
Darkness, nlnwlr but sure r. be.Tiu te
fudo. Tho child slept on. The eastern Iioa
izou grew to a bright Vermillion, and stars
in tho far east begun to Blowly pale und go
out before tho approach of a more powerful
HgliU A new day wan coming Into exist
ence and tho Journey lucked several tiiios
Thought of the morning sun revealed
till nearer resemblance to Bertha, and be
xnowmni tne cnua must be a vorynoar
relative oi hers. Bbe bad not said how
nearly rotated the child was to her, or that
bo wa3 any relation at alL There was so
much hidden in the manner of tbo boautlful
girl that Allen was unable to come to uny
. At last tho little follow began to show
signs of restlessness. Ho gave utterance
to inarticulate sounds and pointed down the
"I suppose ho is anxious to know how near
we are to our journey's end,"Allcn thought.
"Iflovon knew, it might be impossible to
got him to understand. It can not be over
ton milos, und I will try to tell bim somo
The child's mind was vory bright, ond bo
understood by tho nods and gestures of his
companion that it was not far.
Forsevorul moments tbo lLtlo fellow waa
quiet, and then ho began to make signs that
be was hungry.
. "Poor littlo follow, no doubt you aro hun
gry," said Alien. "Tho first house wo come
to, wo will try to get broakfaat and have
our borso fed. '
Unaccustomed to the saddlo, Allen was,,
still, sora and weary in every joint Tbo
long rido, wituout a moment's sloop or rest,
was telling oven on his iron constitution.
He drow rein In front of a couutry house,
and hailed a fanner who was just harnoss-
lng bis horsoa to go to his day's work.
"Cau wo got breakfast and horso fod
here?" bo uskod.
The farmer, with ouo eye closed end head
datrncd, tho sun rose abovo tho hills
-a muds and 'dried tho spurhllug dow-
ops from the grass. What a glorious
sconothat sun revealed. As far uivuy ui
eyes could sio wero tho gently rolling hills
and green valleys with durk, solemn forests
massed In tho background. Farm cottages
and Holds wero everywhere In view. Bmoke
could be soon Issuing from tho kitchens
where tho good housewives wero prepar
ing brcukfaat for their husbands. Thin,
spiral clouds of palo bluo ascendod into mid
heavou to become a part of it.
A glorious day It promised to be. Prairie
poppios and roses sauoily nodded their
hoods In tho gentlest of warming breezes.
The dew drops sparkled llae diamonds iu
the early Burning sun, and tho ulr was
laden with tho tweotottl pcrfumo. .
The child awuko shortly after sunrise,
and turned bla large blue eyes Inquiringly
upon his companion. Allon knew he want
ed to ask so;n-j quostlou, but was unable to
toll what tho que' Ion was, or convey any
"TAX WB 0T BSIAKrASTl"
slightly to one side, gazed at him a momont
aud said :
' I rcckin so, stranger. Breakfast's 'bout
over, though I rcckin the old ooman kin
skecr up a lectio fur ye. Wbar'n the worl'
d yo come from! '
Tho fire of an inquisitive old farmer was
until this moment unthought of, and for a
moment Allen was a littlo disconcerted. Ho
know so littlo about tho mission nn which
'he wns engaged that ho doubted if he could
muke tho explanation satisfactory to tho
countryman, even if he attempted it Ha
evadvely answered that thoy cumo from up
"Uniph, humphl that your boy!" asked
"Mo, sir, I am taking him to some of his
relatives who livo further down tho coun
try, and are going away."
" Looks like ye rid 'most all night," said
Hie farmer, examining the horse with one
'We have traveled a good part of the
night We hod to do so to reach the child's
friends in time."
"Bright boy or' ye hungry, youngster!"
"Unfortunately the poor child Is both
deaf and dumb."
fTO BB CONTIXCKD.J
Mplders, Plants, Flowrrs and lilrrfs as Be
liable Weather Prophets.
One of the simplest of nature's barome
ters is a apidcr'a wub. When there ia a
prospect of wind or rain the spidor shortens
the filamonts by which iu web Is sustained
und leaves it in this state us long as the
weather is variable. If it elongates Its
threads it is a sign of flno, calm weather,
the duration of which may bo judged by the
length to which the threads are let out It
tho spider remains inactive it is a sign of
rain; if it keeps at work during ruin tne
down-pour will not last long and will bo fol
lowed by fine weather. Observation boa
taught that the spider nioitos changes in its
web every twenty-four hours, and that'll
such changes arc mado in the evening, just
before sunset, tho night will bo clear and
Bleeping is characteristic of certain
plants, and though it was at. n-.io time
thought that this might havo rcforeiioo to
tbo habits of insects, it is now believed to be
more dependent on tho weather. Tho tiny
ocarlot pimpernel, tho "old man's weather
glass," opens at seven o'clock and clones
soon after two. Tho daisy unfolds its llowor
at sunrise and closes soon after sunset
Dandelions close up at about live o'clock, at
which timo the wiiito watey-lily has boon
tislecp an hour und tho raousc-enr hiw'twoed
two hours. Tiio yelloiv gout's beard opn at
jour miu closes just belore twolriuind lias for
its KrgliBu naaio " Johu-go-to-bi;d-nt-:itoa."
Local circumstances influences tho llowor
in their oponiflg und closing,' though thoy
aro pretty consiunl from day to d.iy. Many
bowers close their pc:uis during rain
prooably to prevent the honey oad pollen
from being rendered useless or waalied
. Birds uro admiruolo wj-atlior prophet,
r.nd from their number and obtrusivcnesi
havo furnished many ex?.Lip'.es. In his
'IVrruIko of Birds," iir. Couriaorpo uvikei
cuo, oi iixm say :
IlesMc, It Is true,
To our w.itfora It dae
Tho knotvledgo of Scicncss all,
And chlcUy tho- s raro
Motaphysict of A r
lien "ilotooiolo;;j" caX
And men. In thu r words,
A knowledge thohlrds'
' Erudition In weul. ersid star;
Kor thoy sny : "' Vr. Ill be diy,
Tho flwallow Is h rh,"
. , Or "ltuin, for the chough is afar."
Mr. F.usUn suys that ho wus uot awuro oi
this last weather sign; nor. ho supposes,
was tho Duke of Hamilton's keeper, who
si'ot tho last pair of choughs on Arran in
lgG.'). Ho trusts that the cllmute hns wept
for them, and is certain that the Collision
clouds grow heavier In these his hist year.
Ut. Jama' Oauttc.
The Oldest Furniture Store in Town,
Having had 36 competitors and still lives.
Furniture of all designs can be
had at our rooms at living prices.
Undertaking attended to with the usual
promptness, accompanied by a Funeral
A. G.jfe G. L. CO.TJCH.
Now offered by
The West Side Grocer.
Regular QO3 Goldsn Svrun 4.9.n o-aii,
Extra fltaa cooking lYl3la3se3 at 50 & 60c per sal
Case scl3iasvV33p 403 Tobaoco at 32c par lb.
The best flour m the world at ordinary prices,
ine nnest prizes with Baking PnwH
Also Fresh Roasted Coffee, Fresh Oysters, Fresh
Groceries and Provisions of all kinds at the low
est living prices.
Goods Delivered Promptly in the Corporation.
Is the best Cart in the market and will ride as
easy with a boy weighing 25 pounds as a man
White Bronze Monuments On Top."
. The only Monument made that preserves the
record, for ages. "Inscriptions always legible."
uuy tne dronze as it doe3 not need replacing.
I'ortxmontii. N. II., White Bronze Sol- f oa aati
dietVi.n.1 S ". Monument. Vel 30000 now ln US(
"Mr son," said a futhor, " take that Jug
and fetch me somo boor." "Ciivo mo tho
money, then." "To getbeor with money,
any body can do that; but to got beer with
out money, that's a trick." Bo the boy
kikes tbo jug, and out ho goes. Shortly he
returns, and placet the Jug before bis
fathor. - " Drink," says the ton. " How can
I drink whon there is do beer in the Jugt"
"To drink beer out of jug," says the boy,
" whore there is beer, any body oould do
that; but to drink beer out of a Jug where
thoro la no boor, that' a trick."
Tiia Russian Government has been com
polled to order the wholesale planting of a
certain tree along the line of the railroad bi
Control Asia in order to keep the drifttof
sand from filling the cuts and oajrarmj the
this country. The largest ye
made standing in the Statet
where granite is best known.
Now is a good time to order.
r I ' ill:'
MONUMENTAL BRONZE COMPANY,
susokpobx. 00a n.
R. N. GOODWIN, Agt. Wellington, 0.
Just Sixty Days More
Will be given to purchase Clothing at living prices. On
account of the dullness of trade previous to the Holidays I
hitvc decided to continue business until March 1, 1889.
My long experience in serving the public in this line war
ranis nie in stating that No. goods will be furnished to
each individual who will favor me with their patronage. "
60 Days More,