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The Clarke Courier.
Yol x3ty _
_' Berryville. Va.. Wednesday, January 4. 1899. No. 47.
?HM WOKK Off ALI. KlND.s
M ? II ||
??OSTKI.S. SAU BILLS.
:KMD*% BLANKS. Ac, 4c.j
ircutBd promptly mi? I nt-atly ami at fair I
UTJOH WORK MM ?.-? paid f?r ?pon ?
?THE CLARKE COURIER
BssMYM sJsV ! ':t<>l*R\ICTOsl
THI ' I. M nliahed
we-fkly at Ou J>?>i nx \**i? Ftrrr <"?jrr*a.
fAii? i*r ?r . v ? r when not |?*?i?l in s?iran> r
two dollar? will t>.? i n*. ariably thari/fei.
AoTKatTi-tKMRNTN srii: ?at t!i? rats
of On* Dollars ami Fifty Ont* per s-iuar-?
? -in?! r'ifty
?ch a<Mitie>nai insrr
tion \ ?y th-? half
y-??r <*r y?*ar .it I?
Mitrdiall M??C??rnii< k. II II. M.? orniick.
Marshall McCormi?k & Son.
We have formed B partnership t.? prn.? tue
.BW. .All biisinesv? will r-eeeiv?? iir.ii.ipr at?
ilrri-'B? On Church St . in l oiirt-h<.use
W. T. Lewis,
?rill all? id t?? any business ?*omiuitt?>d to
him in the <<<urt*- ?if Clarke and adjoining
counti?*? >i??i*?"i?al attention ?riven to ?-ollec
tiniis. OflM ??ti Chur?h itr.vt. n?*arlv ?. p pt>
?it?* tli?* jail. M? ly.
A. Moore, Jr.,
I'riu'tiCeM in the Court? <?f ? larke and ad
?oinitiK couutiea. and in the Court of Ap?
Ofgao? la th?i* Clarke County Hank
iniibling jan ,S '93
Giles Cook, Jr.,
FROXT RO YAL, VA.,
Will attemi tt? any buwine???? committed t?>
tn in in the Ciri'iiit Court of Clarke ?'??iititv
John. Y. Page,
?omtnlssioner in Chaooery.
Sam'l. J. C. Moore,
BERK Y VILLE, I .i.
Will practice in the courts of ( larke. Krede
ii.-k, Warren and Lou?i??un OOlintias. In the
-upreiue Court ?if Appeals ?>f tin? State. *
v\??ii as in the U s CoQTt at Uarriaonborg.
Dr. Or. H. Oliver,
BERRY] ILLE, I A.
h <?r nevera! yean? a private pupil <>f Prof. ?'.
H lloiigkiu, and a t-raduatc ot the Baltimore
> ollege of Dental Surger*., lia*. hx-Hte.l |>er
lUMiieutly m Herryville, "Va
Nitrous Oxide Oaa aiiiuinn-tered
i-By*~Orric-B?In Russell'?? boilcIiDg, OWW
l.ippitt s Drug Store.
Having a?l?l?-?i larg?'ly t?? my ni??? k ??I Kur
mture. the public i> invite?i t?> ?all an?i in
sj-eci the same. In regar?! t?? prices i wiah
to sav 1 can coiuiftc with anv b?ouae in the
Look at These Prices :
BED6TKAD8. In oak <?r poplar, fr.?tu*:'.'??
Up; Hureaii-s and Wa-distamis v?-ry chaap;
also, oak Snlclx?arils an.1,??at? > Parlor Ta
bles, Wardr??.>?'--?, oavh and poplar Kane
Stands, Extension Tablea m oak and walnut
? u-wire Mattrewne.**?, ??kxI quality. 99.0 '.
Shuck and all hair M at tr? ?.????.?*- inmi t.S.hu to
fl-'.UU. i*oli?l oak Suita, very nut'. ?>nly ill
Wry tina oak Suit?, finely* carve?.!, ?22 to
?Wu. Parlor Suit.??, in oak. walnut <>r cherry.
? 25 and up.
Also, a large lot of old-fashionc?! -|>lit
o.itt.mi i nain-* ami IWkers at $.l.t?v> and up.
per set. ?\ tine a.-.?.??rtnient of Kancy Rock?
iUK Chaira, Oak. Maple an?! Kattan. 11.70
H P. l.KAHL. Apnt.
Undertaking a Specialty.
I keep ic stock all grade.?? of Caskets and
?ottiiis, such a?* black clotii, walnut an?i
cherry, black cloUi Metalli?' Caskets, ami
white Caskets. I also ?!?> embalming when
r?*?pi?BBt?f?il Orders l?y telegram promptly
r.ll?*d. I have the finest Heanic in the Val?
ley, ami satisfaction guarantee?! in all cases.
In all business matters my motto la TO i'i.kask,
an?! no trouble will be s pareil U) ?lo so.
niar-jhtf H P. DEAAL.
Marbe & Granite Works,
Cor. Oeorge ami N??rth tftrifseta.
Diehl # Bro.,
?'?NUMENTS. - TOMBO. - STATCKS.
Slate and Marble
and all kinds of
Building Marble and Sandston??.
All orders promptly fllleni at the lowest
rate?. All work gu?rante?*!.
sep ? *92 _
W. H. ELWELL.
I I ?ft 1*11**^ MM I^Inlil**?-,
? AHP IlKAI.KK IN?
?Saddles. Collars. Whips, Lap
Has removed his establishment lo South
street, at the rear of 8. F. Ilaughnian's store.
Repairing promptly done. fjunfi
Digests what you eat
It artificial! jdig???U the food and a
Hature la strengthening and m
?tructing th? exhausted dlgtMtiv
?nt sod tonic. Ko other prepar*
? san spprosch It la efficiency,
?tently relieves and permanent! ?
DvBpepsla. Indlgcatlon, Heart
Flatulence, Sour Stomach? N
8lck Headache, GiUralgi a, Cm i? ?
sil other reaul te of Imperfect d i p
t*roperotl by f?. C DsWltt S Co.. CI)
THE COURIER'S facilities fordoing nice
job work are not surpassed by any office
n the Valley of Virginia.
THE CAVALRY CHARGE.
And ,h,. ?,-?,.. ,,?r? ? 1M B . ( t m t ^ir "
a !r.. 7?"k,",k; ' ? ???" ''->< ???.
A h." n"1:- -I,? -h,,.-kM.^h*?!!.
And tt,*- ?r.^, ?,, . <>f th<
*- IB* ff'IISIlasa Klin-, ft) lntt.?rl.-. r-ftoS?.
Ami th?<Ln.?K.?l ??,, ,,, ,,,.. w?,|, ,,j , ,,,?
rlHTl. 'i"" TOW. ",11,,i ,MHV,I> tBrisBBjIi
That t).,? ,-ol?n-?l BsardVds with a breath mMtAn
An be BMBBB the .1,,, with Bia '? I.*?, UU
Ami th.* ,-,.?, ,?ril ?ul fr,.,,, tht. m.-.*,-?,,^
Aii'l th.* rrar.-r ?mmwl rio? vritf, ,hf< oriI.
And IBM IsSaBBlSs] Istmsi ?? th? dvm**. ??*?
A*, under th.- el.tntl lbs -.tarn i/'
"Bot BbBBBSBI mar. I..,: ,.?? ? tbe .-.??.tain r-a?d.
*"ir ?I**4 '"'T ?n blBHJ <an n.'v. r 1-.- dead I
An.t i?., in. pen ?.t ,? tJ.? ir- ?r-ddlrai all
Ijk.? Mintutt- .-m vt-,1 m an ant-unt hall.
An<l thoy ?Hi.-I, th.- whirl frt.iii their hreath
And their sjmrs nr. el ... *.. th.. ?mr-? ?' flanks.
And IB?? taTafsia work (4 lb? ?isar Wad
I h. to hid tl .in live nntl t.. make th. m grandi
And th? buicl-- noun. I, i?, the cl
Ami ??.?ay the-, i.'iiFiir.. an.i th.- front in
And th-? Jiv-k.-tt bhsS ?i -a r?-*rl aa thev r:
And tin? M-ahliard?. t- that , lank "hv
And the daad -sohlinr* e1o-ul*?*i I h.? wtrokea iron
An th?*y gallop rt;*ht ess .. ? r th?- pUt-hy rod
Right into th? elood all v]? r-tral and dltn.
RlKht rap totlit-unt-.. -. ; .,,,,- grim.
Riebt -tow n on th* h.-.ie.
Rlwrht ?hr??tj*-l* lb? ii? ase column-?, ih?-n
al-ttnt a-h.-.-l '
Hnrrah' A n?w ?nth tSUroa-fb th.- h*rv-?nt
Hurrah for the fla*>! To tin* hnttle. ?r ?
I ' t vl.ir
MY ONE ADVENT1 HI-..
No doubt tli?*r?* art- --. n..< people wbei
actually ?iijey rtran--: ri?an?cefl 01
anything tn.it is stiirtliiiK e.r dinVr.-nt
ft? m Use j'ri tr?'t in? -initiiiiy of th?*ir i?v
? ryelay roiitim? I may ??iv ut Once that
1 am lint ? n?< m these. My nearest ap
h to mi Incident was having my
life antfangereo by ;i drunken cabinan in
the Bayawater 1 ad, hat on tii.it
-h'ii my shrieks and Rest ieojat ions m%.
IrsvCted att? t.tp n. ami In- eir?*w Dp at
)ar.t. wh(*r?ii|j?>ii 1 iiii-taii??y i^iii ool and
walk?sd awa-f Regardiim whs?l 1 .all
"raj Ossi J nelvi litiir?*, ' lli 'iiiik'
ViiH niifurtnnat? -ly imptaastioable. It
j?rnv???l. ah will be rtt-u. it iiii-astr'Hi- tit
fuir f?ir in??, mid I atu now writ mi* :i
t andtiuthful ?t.itt'ui? nt m ?n?ie*r t?>
e*l?ar inya^lf front th? KSindaloofl im
put aliona t<> which it in??- RiTen ri????.
My IiusIkiiiiI, Mr. Thotuas Moggina,
i- a itxmbe*r eif u w?'ll known tirm in
Minoing lane. Ws bave n<' family and
linv.? liv?*el fetr y?Hr^ at a pleassuil
t? ring place upon the south c?:i>t
ThomuH baa ne't bean an active member
of Po?i<i 1'lantH fora oonsi?darable time,
hot be general ly noes up to busln?Bss
. r twi I a Mtek lli> lie-art i- in
pods and plant?? of a different deaoiip
turn. H?? ?Hdi'v?it?'iite?in*- garden, where
be work.? away its bare! as any laborer
for boon, altboogb we keep a Scotnh
man who In?*? tbe (?'?',' lodge and ?
y ? .ir, not to ipeak e f coal ?ml vegetable*
< >ur in nee ii .? Bou detached residence,
?landing in clos?' upon two air.
ground, and iacalled tin* Manor, mid 1
may nay without I" i-tin^ that no one
in onr oircl?? gires it better dinner ?*r in
nmro generally respected nn?l looked up
tei than we are. My bnahand i? one ?>t
tbe chnrchwarde&a at St. Peter'a. I
am ?.?hiiirwtiiiian of th?* BoofetJ For
Providing old Women With Clothes
and aecretary to tin?- ?f?oong Women*!
Sunday thit asstx*iatieiu.
Neiw I am r?*ailv ooming to my ad
vontim-. wbicb oocarred last tmnwt.
I had bren up in L-nnrion f??r h day's
?bopping anil was returning by a well
known last tram, but ?iiso? v?*r???i when
I got to tbe station that it was ?m the
point of MaitniK .\s l hurried along
tin? platform 1 caught tight ?>f aotne
people from my own it-aigbborbood, Mr?.
Uppingham an?! Inr sist?r. I n?itii??<i
that tbey looked remarkably smart?be
flowered bata, white reila, white glovea;
probably tb?*y wen* Mining from San
down nuM'n ! I did nut k? t ?nt?) thoir
oarriai/e. f?^r Mrs Uppingham is a no?
body who has recently <-?>m?' to my
r,,;l("l?a dreadfully puabing person, f<?
reriably anxious to he eiaited by "tbo
r?'sidi?ntn." Put 1 am rather fiiKtidious.
I ?lid not lik?? her look?., and 1 have not
1 am u little stuut. land 1 hate to ha
fnaaad. I Imte* beiiiK hustled ailing by
tbe guard, saying, "Now, ma'am, look
?burp, planee?look sharpf*' <>n tbs
peussfJit oocusudn, before 1 knew wbero 1
was. I found myself pushed headfore?
most inte? a ?ret ole? euriiagu, and in?
stantly the train iif.van to more
It took m?' tt ronsiderable time to re?
cover my breath ?md my oomposusjju,
put aaide my bag mid parasol, pull
down my veil and rearran^?.? all my lit?
tle parcelK I was aware that I had a
fellow paaaenger, a man who sat at the
far oomtT, but all that 1 could discern
wero a pair of t-jray pjosjeete and a pair
of tau gloves holding the ?veniuK paper.
I did uot give him a second thought. I
was moflw devoutly thankful that i had
not scrambled iDto th?? next carriage by
mistake. It might have led to au ac?
quaintance with that odious Mrs CTp
pingham and her sister. They had a
young man with them t<x? Mrs. Up?
pingham giv?*s out that sh?? is the wife
of an oflioer wh?i is ?joaitered iu Hong?
kong (but 1 say Jericho); she has taken
a little house and done it up prettily
(they tell me) with art draperies. In
dtan rugs, curio? and cheap furniture ;
she keeps two servants, and, I did h?aar.
buys New Zealand mutt?*n and Amen
oan beef. Mrs. Herring, our reetor'l
wife, asked me to m??et her at tea and
Introduced her tome, but I did not lake
so her nor bow whim 1 mot her next
iay in the library. To gee she looks huh
nioinusly like an adventuri?n**. If she is
so po??r, why is h1i?* ahvaya s<i very
jiuartlv ?Iripsedr For my part. 1 ?lon't
vK'lievo that she (as she d?chires) makes
all her own gowns. I kie-w tese has at
ways a pack ?if ajea t?> tee na Bundnyi
sud some people think the -i-ter pr? try '
At this immient I happen? ?1 t<? glunee
t<iward my compnnion. 1 found him
stariug at me oter Mm edge of his pepes?
an if I ha?! ?even h?a?U lam a-rvris<?*mi
? ?1 t?, being ?tared at, having < though I
SHV it that should not) h more than fair
allowance of goo?! looks, bnt th??r? was
n?? i. Imiration in thin man's black eyes.
They ?'xpr? ned a mixtureof amazement
and merer! til try. For two or thr?e seo
omls we continued t?) survey on?- another
in frozen sibnre, an?! then I turned my
?Mad pointwlly away and gazed oat of
Wo wi?r?' m w traveling at a high rate
o? npaogt. Th?? ???1(|n. tr? ????-. hedges,
m- di.-?I M h.? raeiiiK past. The paoe was
about 4f> nul? ?? an toar. Suddenly I waa
aware of a flight imivutneut iu the car
rii?K?- and r??c?iv? ?J a distinct shofk
Wbea I turn??! my head and discovered
that ?the man had ci-auge?! his *. ?it an?l
was now sitting siaotlj opposite m?
H? had ? v.ry right t?i leave his plac-8.
i al be had no right to sit th? r.? ?levour
in?, in?? with hi.? i?:r.-nt black eyes. I did
n??t lik? it. I flatter my self that I am
NOOWBCjd f?ir my "look." I have found
it most ?ti? . ti\ ?? ??n s?v?ral OfSBHinm
B I ?!r??w myself up ami gave him its
full ?iT? ?
11?? was apparently abool ?IK ye.jrs of
an?', ?lean shaven .??;?! ?-;?l]??w. and gSVC
m?' the i ?i ? j r? -i"ii of owe win. bad suf
fered in toaJth or uiin?l. His f.,
haggard; his hair was touched with
gray Otherwise ii-- **\;?s rath?-r good
looking. Hewasdr? ? i in a ?lark tw?-?'?l
-nit ;?i"i ?a i n? <? k11??. a g?)l?l
lock? t and brown boots.
I bad slowly surveyed bin from the
crown ?)f his cap t?? the soles ?if hin
i???!- with ?t? inspection ?m?!
??. i- nhout t?. survey bim as carefully
faun til?- coles ol bis h tits to the crown
??i his ?up when suddenly be bei
? and ?spoke t<> in?'?1<> m??, he, nu
ut t? t stranger, who had never been in
ir.i'iu???! to nie! Ami this is what h?
) ange, bosky voice :
"Mary**?ii?? it happened my name ii
Sarah 11.mu.ih?"bow <-?>ul?l you?"
"Sir" 1 ?? r- amed ??t him.
"How could y? u tin?! it in yonr hear
n Now, what is the u-? ??f pre
tending when you know as well as
tn.it I am yonr husband?"
A? I k;u pa??ping ami i??r the momen
?i?-?l to up
id Mi?' most bitt? rly.
"Hi'W ? ? old you i mm yonreelf lode
s. rt me and your three poor nnfor tu nato
liiil?- cbildreu and run away with tlia
undn 1 -"
At last I fonnd my breath and an
"Yon ar? making a most extract
diuary mistake, >ir. I m ver saw yoi
?.. i? in all my In?*. '"
"Never aaw met" be repeated m
Ion?!, angry \< ; d and I. tlia
were men end wife t? r h*. ?? v? nr? V '
"N?<\. i !" 1 anawered. "Ynu must I
nul ??t yonr sense* Vou are mad.*'
"No. but perfectly sane, though wbu
I have so IT? red was enough to turn m
?. at my gray hairs," remo?.
in,? bia ?cap, "all owing to yon, Mary."
"I newer saw you before?newer!*'
"Oh, what i- the use ol thii
thing?" he a?-k?-d impatieutly. "Yo
know you w? r?* always ? I "rn mue.?
\ u r?'?'?'ll? ? t your ' ?r?- ?a
wei ? !. It was alwayt ? aaier f?
.?th? r j ? r>? n than yourself.
"I've i en t been inside a theater an
neri r acted since 1 was l ??rn."
"If it w;is not too a?rions a mnmeu
1 would s.iy that in nil your li
ii ni never acted as you are aoting do*?
have surpassed yourself' Andy?
km?w how proud I whs ? i you and tl
bit you made in 'Th?- Pink lVttiooat
Ami. as t?> youi dancing, Jackcon d?>cla
ed that in that grasshopper pan yc
could not Ih* equaled at the Empi
Grasshopper pas?Empire! If oi
r rectoi could but hear my nuu
OOUpled with ?snob abominations!
1 rosi . anatcbed np my hag and par
sol and hurriedly seated myself at tl
far end of th?i carriage, merely presse
?ng my hark to his gase. But, utter
uioi.-uiiit? ?l. be immedmtaly placed hii
sell ?besitfle me and actually tufrdeavot
to insinu?t?? his arm around my wall
I acTs-eamed ami heat him off with i;
parasol, and then be eeiated my hat
and h? Id if Ina viselike grasp nml sai
"Mary, darling, why ?io you go
like this?as if you did not know n
Don't yon remember the balls at Cove
(?arden und th?< jolly suppers and o
?1? .?i littli' house in .?venue road a
how prou?! I was to he pointed OUt
the husband ot Polly Oantrippe? Thi
of out three fair haired children! c
how could you have it in y??nr heart
d? mil p-.'or little Esmeralda, only
infant in arms'- She il now 4 years (
and th?? image of you It's a ?terril
thing t<i bave a handsome wife?"
"Let g?> my band!*' I cried ?>ut h;
"To have a handsome wife, "he
peated, "who has been on the boa:
am! has thousands of admirers?a tei
hie thing for a man t<> have t?> he m 1
city ami tore?-?! to leave her alone
day ! It was partly my own fault, a
I've never diVOCOSd you!"
I now inaiie a despernto but futile
tempt t?> teat away my ham!. He s
held it tightly, talking all the time
a loud, resolute voice.
"A pretty woman bat? so many ter
tations. " Here at last I wrenched u
self free ami looked about for the o?
"No ii? ?<i to call the guard, Mar?
he said. "Your own husband issu
ci? ut proteetnin. "
"Hut you are not my husband,
shouted, "and I will call the guard
"Sit down!" he said fier? ?>ly. "
moro of this acting and listen to
Aweil by his look. I sank hack ml
aaat. My mental sutTariugs wen? si
oloittly ?eute, hut 1 ?lid not wish to
rage him to the point of murder.
"I've never taken any st?-ps to dive
you," he continued ? continue?! toi
Mrs Mt?ggins ot the ?Manor, "for ;
are my wifr in the sight of heaven, I
you know that 1 adored \ou and th;
married you honorably in smt?? of t
! ogly story about young Lovclnoe. I
ways thought thurs was no one like ?j
no one bo *au<-y. ?*<> liatrNiiup, *o smart.
My own opinion has always beeu that
you w?t?r<? iuveigled away against your
bett?*r self ami that vein ar?* h?-urtily
sick of tbe brut??. I'm told that he
drinks ami that be bents you ' I've
sBBafched for you high and low. I'v.?
even advertised f??r you. ami im-anwbile
I've alwuye kept ytiur placo open. I've
told our iri?*nds (and BOtne believe m?')
that tbe e-ctlasj fwvet bed n*it Into your
blood, you ?"?mid not keep ?off the boards
arel had aec?*pt?*?l a f;ilen?li?l asjapssa
iniiet m Am? ii? a. lut that you w?re
oosnlng l ? fot Min. Think of
j the ohildn n"?
"I've no i-hildre-ii '" I burnt ont in
?They ar?* taught to ? speci your re?
turn. " be continued a- if be had not
bear?! me. "Folly is 11k** you?Kh?? was
'. on rhursday. Billy takes after me,
they say, and? as for Batneralda
ahall judge f??r youraelf. All 1 can say
is that 1 forgi*! thing. Mary.
coeae nome !"
\- be spoke be i ked nsost t?*rrif ly
r in.m Hi* voice shook ;
bis i en; great beads ?of per?
spiration stood upon his fort bead I de
dare If? : aban it - srry for bin.
"I regret, sir,' I said, "that
have ma . iplete strangi i
versant with your private affaire. My
husband is a tee brok?PT I have no fam?
ily I have never beeu and never will
1*. tin at? r m my life; much
i iv? I a ted or dan?
"<?le Mary, why d yoe f irtun
like this?' h?
happy with him?a married man? How
<-.m? you t t tist-i.r to live in -in-'
"Silence, -.r'" I shrieked nearly I?
" I will lu? I -? silent !" h*
"Il.nl evei .my women - singa
husband Bnt then I love yon?
actually burst iut?? hart? and went mkI
at niv kn* ? B,
? ad and bis ?Mint;
in my gown. I was certain his
bnii ?mentations and arguments
must bav? been beard by the Dpping
hanir What would they think?
"1 urn really sorry for you, sir," 1
said, drawiug away my skirt. "How
ran I indn ?yon to believe that 1 am
not j I wife? S
my ban f and my initials. 'S.
H. M." ? Sarah Hannah Moggins."
"What ar?* initiais?" In
"Y?u .an change them aa easily
have changed your voioe and tbe coloi
?if your haii. I see y< u've ?ly?*el it th?
new red; but, ell the same, my bear
recoguisss my own Polly! Now tha'
I've it und you I swear I shall nevei
let y?u f-c ; tbe children are alwaj
im> when mothor will be home'. The'
don't kueiw the* truth. God forgi**
? be lies I nave told them I"
I shook my head impatiently, for i
was o.-, loss tu att?mpt to speak.
" How can you
bard hearted? Look at youraelf e
you were," ami In* suddenly opened
ket and jerked it at :
Tin* painted photograph whit b I wa
?mis compelled I ne was that t
a pn tty woman who certainly ?iid rt1
semble m?\ There 1 saw my eyi
m.si, uiv mouth.
"It was lik<? you. tbe image of yotl
before you grew fat Von always ha
a dread of growing fat. Theae thro
y?*ars have aged you terribly. You loo
every day of 40: you kn? w yon alwaj
had a horror of being elderly."
"I have a great horn rof ht mg tak?1
for another woman'" I vigo:
"Mary," he said, suddenly turnio
on me and speaking in great excit
ment, "offer having treated me i
orutdly I wonder how you can he
callous. I declare you are more 111
sum?? stony hearted monster than a w
man of fleeh and blood!" surveyii
me with a p.air ?if angry eye? "Hoi
ever, yon shall not eeca] ? ma For tl
children's sake. 1 shall take you horn
I know best what is for your gooil at
th??irs. and nothing yon can say or <
ahall move me. You remember my wi
Here the train began to sleeken, ai
I suddenly let down the window.
"What ar? yon about ' be demand
1 opened tbe door ere he dieoern
my pur poce, preoipitated myeelf up
th?* platform ami called f< r th?? ?-tari
A burly official with a weatbtf beat
faoi? came hurrying up
"oh. station master." 1 cried,
throw myself on your protection! Tt
person.*1 pointing to my companic
who had hastily alighted "bee ann<
ed m?< th?? whole way from 1.umhin;
has mistaken me for some one else a
persecuted 111?' most iTUOlly. Find 1
another carriage ami lock nie in. "
""-?h?' is my wife?"' roared th?? stn
g? r. "I?can ewear to her. Sberan aw
with a French jockey thr??e years |
ami left her home and children. I
bunted for her e verywbeare, and
good look ?-.lit? got into the same c
riage with me ut Ye ioria. I claim h
do you h.
"He is insane!" I shrieked. "I upi
ssw liini before !"
I now noticed Mra (Jppingham, 1
sister and the young man all stun
nut of tbe window, watching th?? eci
with ?-very symptom of tbe liveliest
eereet. bideed every open window
|be train was full of heads. The port?
the cabmen, tbe very e-eweboyes |
guthered together and made h ri
"She says I'm a stranger. "OOUtini
the man in his loud, strnhnt voi
that was audible even above (he hiss.
of the engine, "hut don't mind h
She's been an acin H I took her off
boards. Acting IS her aeOOUd nuti:
I'm willing t>< take Inr borne ami n
her another ? band Now. Mary. ;
COtn? along with Die," and he laid
hand upoti my arm
"Station iiiMsh r, " I said. "her?> is
carel I claim your proteetion. You :
laa company ar?' ri spoiisible f?>r in?
my lawful husband. "
Then, as he amlied ami snooh
t I >bd in my d- sp*?ratlon to
Mr- ! ?tun.
"That J .?iv liv. s close te> rn*?. She
km ws who I am. Don t you?" I be
I I Ibet u Itb outstretched band.
But the detestable woman m?*r??ly
r.? i -? 1 bereyebrowi and ahook bet* ?bead)
and I could actually bear th?? girl chok
iii? with laughter.
'Do you kn?'W h??r. ma'am?" de
manded tbe official.
"No, thank goodness!*' stmausw^rerl.
witli great scorri.
in while w<??that is to say, the
.?? r and I?were detaining the
whole tr.im, au?l the station master su?l
"Take ?your haml ?IT tin? lady, sir.
And you, miseua g?*t Into th?-? carriage,
and I'll keep tbe gentlensan until th?
train. I'm going beyond my arigiita,
's nei either plan, i- I can see.
I'll win- tull?" police and inquire about
h" ad k my fard.
1 did not wait t?i bear another word,
but -? for my compartment
and si rambled in just ai tbe train b>*
gan to cr< ik and m< ve, still oloeely
pursued . and the last
glimpee I <-nuKht ?if him be a
gling like s madman up and down tlm
rui in tbe arms of four port? I
hn\ ' ? ti him i
mn'le me extremely nervous. I oev? r
now travel al i I i misgiving re
ng every ?imir?* ! 1 ?'hinel
a m the fit ? of a
man wirn a sallow f.? a r-'i tie
I n lab ?1 t: si ry m Th. mas
wli? n I had *
ami had eat? n my dinui r. and h
iiuuii : bnsl and '
Mi- utly im?
parted ie r version < f the ? ccurrence to
I called u]
-ii. was d al home
_:: ? ? and
led my vii
rry t ?>
f my have
ti that I
a burl' ? and a di
; :ni ; in
believe that it will tal
?if : live
;v ? ntur? . ? J
**!mr|i ? on I rnai.
In I)i TruiubulFs "Wax M
rti in active army
se rvice, and no man
.very ran have I :nrlu
upou bis men. If,
haml. n chaplain
danger, his men give him full
for courage and fid I are the
more ii.i ? ? their ?luty ander his
Two soldi? r iverbeard
speaking of the chaplain of another
.??nt and contrasting bun with
"He's always ? n picket with
meut - . ' 'an ;
r? aly to go with it into
don't catch our 'Holy John' np there!"
' ' Yt ii th n't nu an < ur i
coward, d - in a
"Ob. no! 1 don't say fa
when there'a any firing ahead lie
: the? ma
"Well, 1 ut h? -
mail, you kn< w. "
"\ t il the firing i* s..
can't .-ti ? tu p'i hi.- saddle on."
They laughed togi th* r ? i * pic?
ture, i n autious man ha
\ ( onile-al I ?Miimr
Much amusement was cam
country bouse at a recent English house
party by the entry into the drawing
room dinm r of a guest with
ooattails tightly rammed into his trou
s?*r?, pockets and tbe trousers themi
rolled up almost to bis knees. When
sonn? one drew th?* old gentleman's at?
tention to tin* eccentric arrangement of
his dr?*ss. everybody present nearly cs
phah'd. and tbe victim himself, ?
all knew intim?t? ly, laughed as bearti
ly as anybody. He then explained that
he bad bicj cled over from his rn home,
some two mile's distant, and. thinking
that he \\i- late, he had, when shown
in. forgotten all about the arrangement
of his cloth?
W : .i :i su I s? qnently tbe fo< traan who
admitted bim was rebuked for not hav?
ing noticed tbe condition o? tbe guest's
olothes ami told bim of it. tbe saucy
varlet calmly r? piled that certainly he
na?! "observed tbat Colonel Blank's
trousers were turned np rather high, "
but that he had retrained from drawing
his attention to them because he
Dght perhaps tbe colonel wore them
that way."?London I>etiei
stint-aline V?. IsUosss.
The wisdom of tl venerable Sbeoa
bac, the Wayfarer, .)?? of the chief
characters in James Jeffrey Roche's
laughable skit, "ll?*r Majesty the
King.'' is in greet danger of becoming
classi,- "A bird on f< .?st " says the
venerable sage, "la worth two on a bon
net. winch indeed is a truth that BUJ
chihl might comprehend "If," quoth
tbe Wayfarer, "tin re bo one man .?i
earth who know et.h less than all others.
it is be who is the husband of a wife,
ami abe will be tbe tirst tei tell him the
same. While Allah preeervetb inr, bis
hah? shall never be tt o small for his
bead. No man," he continued, "know
eth what tru?> happiness is until lie gst
lath tnairied, then is the knowledge
rather a IWUet nmniory than a u??w
H. ? .tn,I Ht* !?ei?(ll
"Is. that friend of yours still dab
bling in polit-.
"Well," nnsweretl the old cunipaigu
er, with a sympathetic sigh, 'he dab?
bled for awhile, but the first thing he
knew be slipped over the e?ige and went
ii clean out of night."?Washing.'on
A MOTHER'? A.NG?I8H
HER SON DIDN'T KNOW HER. AND
HE WAS STARV
An I ii??*|??-cl?*-?l ?l.-??l??K ???? thr Btre??l
? ml th.- s u,? I.-?oi. I n Osk?a Ksmlly
I lo.rl Thst It llroiiactit Into the
r.iii I.licht of liar
?. .- . rtat - "?? ly old Jady.
but th?r?? was an enmiatas .' le tr.?
sadness am! inelaaotoly up n h**r ban?!
s?iin?- f?-;itur?-s. .*? i i * * was ?a I] dr?
and within the am] her black
silk (?riwii tl
-lie might h tve found
accommodati? n for a j bot ii
????rdance with the ens t? m : n? r -?<
Carrie?! her well till?'?! : k in ?
her hand, offering temptation to?
thj.'f ng ?.wretch that chai
to come along the dimly lighted stri
Dougb to have knowi
Aa -?he turned down s -
omy thau the avenue, a lank
ano ill clad youth suddenly darted ont
? th? old woman,
without a w
which she ? ? lightly held and
? wiidly ai
_? v :rts -And aft*
taken up by h crowd of
? ? r lost sieht
??f. be was fl> ? II ad wt?old ;
- * a burly
man at tin* corner of the rjext ;o
i rat am!
him until til?* > i?l la
Ulli l : 1 with tl
_!y i?i her band.
tin'..- s?),. .-,,? lorn
T ! :
. Ptill k:.
"Mother ' I did
This is th?
hands. ,y ami
buried her face with th?
n in silenc
tatter? and. drawii
war ; her
n most come to t.
? old lady
u* ity man
"What ?!?> y on mean. \
Kiudl?, l"f him g
'ad it I It's ,.r*?!"
of the law, poshing t! n
"N kind. " sai : she. "I
never saw . fore in all my life. Why
r ?.nan g
?s my duty ? rua, "
wai a, I
"My son !" said the sadly
and almost tenderly. The y rang man
made a step f. i ward.
"My son!" she echoed, with a line
assumption d as ah? re .
glasees on her n? s. , ?h, ? * -nl
. i in the fa?*e ami mid
"I knew this man om-e ;?s .. !r:.
manly boy. I knew I
. loving ht*: - him us
an inntx ent, ?. ? >ing baby. "
A sob was heard, t ut it was not she
"I do not know him now,' she ecu
tinned, "tiive him the purs?? and let
When the stately old lady bad sailed
majestically away, the big policeman
nis prisoner on? powerful, hearty
shak.? then flung him from him.
The neweb? y? hunted around
mud fitted for pelting purposs
But the young man did not run and
thus afford g< . -. rt He ?stood like
one dazed for a fi nts. Then he
hurriedly opened the pockethonk and
.????atter?'il the contents iut i the streer
Those newsboys had a gala tinte,
when the s? ram! ret the thit f
th? starving scamp the prodigal ?
w nowhere to be seen ?New V. rk
Dciiniiirl.'? *)??> lloiiifuinS?*
An interesting feature of the Danish
navy is that it is entirely homemade
the monitor Rolf Krake, built for
tbem at Glasgow in the early sixties,
the ?Danes have ennstrncted all thur
own snips, rbey have done more than
that ? they have OOOS at least le?i the
way m the evolution of a type, rheir
Tordenskjold cam? before the Italian
I.? pinto and Italia ami embodies ???*.:
ly the saine nica?tin? gun heavily pro
tecteii, no side armor, hut m?.t?ad a pro
t?vtivo ?leek. That idea is, however.
?. | mock explodni at the present day
Mrs Homespun (iudignantly) ?
lere*i an article ?ays that in Formosa
i m *f ?
Mr Homespun (thoughtfully)
Waal, .. g.... wit?* is wuth it.?SpSaie
Warm Felt Slippers.
Fur trimmed felt Julielts.
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