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THE TIMES, WASHLNGrTOSr, SUNOATT, DECEMBER 26, 1897.
(Continued from last Sunday.)
That iiii;la the wind hatl ii dreadful
soughing in its oict a lamentable oice
that came along the ram-wet face of the
hills Willi a prolonged moaning and sob
bing. Down in Hie his room that was kitchen
and Killing-room in one. where Gorro
malt hat ror'he had risen from his led,
for all that he v:ih so weak and giddy
there wa n-ml-darkness. UN wife had
pleaded for the oil lamp. I CKiu'-e the
Mmrtotvs within and tl.c wild wind with
out -UiohrU. 1 am thinking, inot of the
shadow. 'within her brain idled her Willi
dread; but he would not hate it -no, not
a caudle, even. The peals glowed, red
hot; aliove them the small, narrow pine
logs -ciacklcd in a scarlet and yellow
Hour after hour went by in MIence
There were just the three or us. Morag.
Ah, did Gorromalt think she would May
at Teenabrae and Muireall near by, and
iu the clutch ol the death frost, ami she,
liei bister dear, not go to her? He had put
the ban upon us, boon as the blood was,
out of bib brain, and he could hail rise
from liisplliow. -No one was to go to sec
her; no one was to bend word to her; no
one was to speak to her.
At that Aunt Elspeth had fallen on
her knees beside ll.e bed, and prajed
tc. him to show iiitv. The tears rained
upon the relentless, lcay hand she held
'At the least," sh" moaned, "at the least
let some one go t-i her, Archibald; at least a
word, only one word!"
.Not a word, woman; not a word. .Let
lier be. The wind '11 blow h' r foul against
God's heavy hand."
there was one who had tne tide coining
in a tone ear and going out at the other. As
soon ah the rainy gloom deepened into dark.
Mie -dipped from the house. I wanted to go
with her, but she whisp?red to me to stay.
It was well I did. 1 was able to keep
back from himall night thestoryor Morag's
going. Ho thought she wan in bed. So
bitter on themanwas, hlb wrath, that, ill as
he wat, he would have risen and ridden or
driven over to Kiibrennan. had he known
Morag had gone there.
to prevent Morai: taking out Gealcas,
the marc- she went faster and burer tli.ui
Annus McCallum, Gorromalt s cmei man,
,.,.. ,,,.. ....... ..- in.rwiHu.vor heard
UlUt, UIUC ..'." 'V .
that, would not be standing m her way.
So Angus nau stoou nacn, u'j t.
ini: her help, but no longer daring to in- ,
. T. ,' .:?.., r... I
tnrfere She mounted Ueakas, ami rwie
away into the uanc, rainy nigtit, where the
wind went louping to and lro among the
crags on the braes as though it were
mad with fear oriiainandcomplainingwild.
wild -the lamentable cry or the hills.
Hour arter hour we sat mere. W e could
hear the roaring umi ol uorromalt water
a it whirled itself over the linn. The
r-treatn was m spate, aim would le Doll
ing black, wuii Jivio ciot oi ioam iiuim
" "" " I
"-"'J Mill. .4i.. ...t.v v... ..... . -. j
....-... ,i..j. -., ,-.. im i ?w firimiiiiir
hentner oveihaiisrinc the torrent. xe i
Once or twice Aunt JJ'-pelh
stirred the porridge that seethed and
liul-hlec! in the pot Her tiu-hi.lid took no
nolie?. lit- va in a daze, and sat in hlb
flanked leathern armchair with his arms
lain uluii? the Mdes, and his tlow-n-cl.ip-
ing liHndi catching the red sleain of the
peats, .sou ins i..c wmle ana -el, like ti.at (
of a dead man looking out of a gialed
Once or twice, an hour or so J efore,
when site had I .: un to croon fcomc hymn,
lie had harshly cheeked h-r. But now,
ivtiiitj ,-hehuniiiK,iaiid at last openly Knjs
tiie Gaelic fr-It:i of "The Lord's ly
iSlirplieri!- lie paid no heed. He wa-
jiol heounj; that or anything she did.
Jle blooded. I doubt not, upon doom for
the man and the son or the man who had
iviought bun this evil.
II is wire saw this and so had her will at
la-d. She took down the Kr"3t Gaelic
ilibl". and id Chribt.-, -words about lillle
children. The lain slashed against the
window i .1 ties: ont-ide the wind moaned
and sniifrhed. Troin the kennel behind
the hie a inuiimrul howl lose and fell.
JJnl Go-roinalt did not stir.
Aunt lllspetii looked at me dcsnaringly.
2'oor old wunian ah, the misery and juiin
ont.tiie wearinessand longpaiiiof gtarving
liearts and barren ho'ic!
Suddenlj an idea came to her. She rose
apt In and: went over to the Tire. Twice
shepusied in fronto'her luibb.uid. He made
"II . hatew thuM." thlnKf," t-he muttered
to me, liei ejes Avt wiih jjiln and with
fciimethinjz of shame, too, for admitting
that she believed in incantations and
Why not, poor old woman! -sure there
are M ranger thinjrs than sean or rosad.
charm -r spell; and who can s.iy that the
heorel old w'mIoih is mere thought o'
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:mv mere It e even nut lianu upon the lass j-"--
a db"ldao,gvonl. ljul M,elaughl, I fKey enough Gom.maU heard this,
am t obi: and f think that whoever heard J though his eais luid been deaf to all else,
Morag laugh, when she was "strange," l or so it seemed, at least.
foi all that she -was mi sort and wiiiie. I "Down, Kory;, lown, beast! hecxclaimed
J,. ,,-.,i. i.or i,,.(r ..' siiiiliuht. ami the i " a Voice, strangely shrill and weak.
ivindv cndlc-s -vu-;h came into tin; house "--" - "- iwn-.nm.-s, aUU juu nn
and vruilrd m the Kovholcs and the clilnkb. l,e grayms npoii your years. What coins
Bury, the Mind t-ollle, lay on a mat m-ar u7 ,s ,,S fi!3 .??' .,
the u.,oi , and the lonK hair of life fell was J '' A w. the s.Ilr tvomaii that
S"!;;SndSS"ayaUat,ial"J,y andflyVre'So"- ""
Once or uvir-e Aui.l KNpeth ro-e and "In hed.'' 1 taid thi with truth in my
saving my poor la-s, IT I can. I will he
saying that old ancient eolas, that is
called that Kolas an t-Snaithnenn."
"What is that,:iint Elspeth? What are
the three threat!?"
'That eolas killed the mother of my
mother, Mary; Mio that was a woman out
of the Isle of Henbucula.''
'Killed lnrf 1 repeated, awe-sttnek.
"Aye; 'tis a cliaun for the doing away
orwltclunent.andMireit is my poor.Muireall
who has been bewitched. But my niothei's
m-jther usedtheeolasfor the tnkinga way of
a curse upon a cow that would not give
milk. She was baying the incantation for
the third time, and winding the triple
thread around the beast s tail, and the ill
u,-t was in the cow came forth and .set-
tied upon her. bo that she went back to her
house quaking and sick with the bilgnt,
and died of it next day. because there was
no one to take it from her in turn by that
or any other cola?."
I listened in MIence. The thing seemed
terrible to me, then; no, no, not then only,
but now. too, whenever I think of it.
-Say it, then, Aunt Elspeth," I whis-
pered, 'say it, in the name of the Holy
uauthat bhewc.it on her knees and leaned
against her chair, though with her laco io
ward her husband because or the rear that
was ever in her. Then inalow voice, choked
with sobs, she said this colas after -she had
fir.st uttered the holy words of the Talci
An eye will sec you,
'longiie viu epeaK oi you.
Heart will think of you,
The Man-or Heaven
The Fattier, Son and Holy tihost.
Four caused your hurt
Alan and Vile,
"tonne; man and maiden.
"WIio Is to frustrate that.'
The Three Perrons of the mot Holy Trinity,
The Father, Sou and Holy Ghost.
I call the Virgin Man- and St. Hndget
That if jour hurt was caused by man.
Through ill will,
Or the evil eye,
Or a wicked heart.
That you, Muireall, my daughter, may be
And this in the name or tiie Father, the
Son and the Holy Ghost!"
Just as .she finished, and as she was
.c line, "Gun
Mums, M, gu mauth, Kory, the
. whimpered, and Mood w
m bi thusn.
he blind collie.
i"t tuc uog would not lie still. His
tll r,.r ..-,. , 1 .. 0 1 .. I...
""' w rv,v ,oir. KUUilcillj hi;
sidled and laj an his belly, now snarlinir,
" ihiuhk, ms ininu eyes uisiencieu, ins
nostrils ouiveriii-' tils rl.-ml.-v. rinnl-ln-
My untie rose and stared at the dog.
"What ails the beast?" he akid, an
grily, looking now at Uorj, now at us.
"Has anyone coineui? Has anyone been at
io one, Archibald."
'What have you been doing. Elpeth?'
'vYumuii, 1 heftrd your voice droning at
your prayers. Ah, I see you have been
.., ..r i . .
- -. v. -?w... j...o cnv. -.fi,---j -..iiii-.
.. .,.., .,,. .,-,.. ,1,1 l, ...-.. ..i i
,", "- "w. w -h"-nii; :m
eye. Uod s lorgivuiicsa tor that -,'cwd lie!
"And it' time yon ivere there, aN,
aiidyon, to'i,Elpeth. Come, now, nomoie
of this roolishness. V.'e have nothing to
wait for. Why are vre -ivaitinjj here?"
At that moment Kory hecanie -worse than
tner 1 t1(n,snt tnp pwr iJIu(, oeavt Avoui,i
take some dicadMl nt. Foam was on ids
Jaws; is hair bristled. He had .sidled for
ward and crouched low. We saw him look
again and aijaiii toward the blank space to
hi- light, as if, blind though he was, iie&rw
Hinic one thcic, someone that gave liimfear,
but no longer a fierce terror. Xay, more,
than once -we saw him wave his tail, and
MuTf as though longingly. But when he
turned his head toward the door, his sullen
fury grew, and terror lay upon every limb.
It was now that Gorromalt was speaking.
Suddenly the dog made a leap forward
a terrible, "biMlhig woir he .seemed to
me, though no wolf had I ever M-en or
imagined any more u unrannv than Kory
He dashed himuir against the door,
snarling and mouthing, with his snout
no-ing the narrow sill at the bottom.
Aunt Elspeth and I shook with fear.
My uncle was death-while but stood
strangely hrooding. He had his right
eltKiw upon his breast, and supported
with hii k-rt arm, while, with his right
hand, he plucked at his beard.
Tor s-ure," he sahi at la":i, with an
effort to seem at ease; 'Tor suie, the
Oog Ii rcy with his age and his blindness.
And it that were not so, It might look as ir
he had the-fear on him, been use of some
one who strove to come in."
'It is iluirqall," I whispered, above
"No,"' said Auntnispetli, and the voice
other now was. although it had come out
oC the granite all about us, cola and hard
as that. ''Ko; Muireall ib nlicndy in the
We both turned anil looked at her. She
sat quite still, on. the chair betwixt the
fire and the table." Her face was rigid,
ghastly. Jnit liei eyes were large and wild.
A look, first of fear, then almost of
lemlenipss. came into her husband's face.
"Hubh, llspeth," he said, "that is fool
ishness." "It is not foolishness, Archibald," she
resumed, in the same hard, unemotional
voice, but with a tcuiblc intensity. ".Man,
ma:i, because you are blind, is there no
sight for those who can see."
"There is no one here but ourselves."
But liero Aunt Elspeth half rose, with
"Muireall! Muireall' Muireall! O, Ellie
I saw Archibald Campbpll shaking as
though he -were a child, and not a stiong
"Will you be telling us this, Elspeth."
he began, in a voice: "Will you be tell
ing me this: If MufrcaU is in the room,
lie unci Kory there, .who will be at the
door? "Who is trying to come in at the
"It's a man. I do not know the man.
It is a man. Tt is Death, maybe!
1 do not, know the man. O, Eilie aroon,
Byt now the great, gaunt, black dog
terrible he was in liis seething blindness
to me began his savage snarling, his
bristling, in&entaie fury. He had ceased
a moment, while our voices filled the
room, and had sidled a little way toward
the iWWShere Aunt Klppeth saw Muireall,
whining low as he did so, and swishing his
tail fui lively along the whitewashed flag
stones. I know not -what awfuliliing would have
happened. It seemed to nie that death
was coming to all of u.
But at that moment wc heard the sound
of a galloping horse. There was a lull
in the wind, and the rain lashed no more
like a streamlngi whistling whip. Even
Kory crouched silent, his nostrilH quiver
ing, his curlei snout showing his fangs.
Gorromalt stood listening intently,
"isy tne living God!" lie exclaimed, his
eyes like a goaded bull's, "1 know that
horse. Only one horse runs like that at
the gallop. "fib the gray stalllpn I sold
three months ago to the man at Drumdoon
ay.ay, for the sonot themanat Drumdoon!
A horse to ride for the shooting a good
horse for the hills that was "what lie
wanted! Ay, ay, by God, a horse for the
bun or the man at Drumdoon! It's the
gray stallion: no other horsu in the Straths
runs like that-d'ye hear? d'ye hear?
Elspeth, woman, is there hearing upon
you lor that? Hey, tlot-a-tlot, tlot-a-tlor,
tmt-tioc-UoMlot-tlot"! I tell you,
woman, it's the gray stallion I bold to
Drumdoon; it's that, and no other! Ay,
by the Sorrows, it's Drumuooh'a sou that
will he riding there!"
By this time the horse was close by.
"We heard his hoofs clang above the flag
stones round the well at the side of the
house. Then there was a noise as of scat
tered stones, and u long scraping- sound;
uorromalt turned and put his hand to
the dojr. There was murder in his eyes,
for all the smile, a grim, terrible smile,
that had come tj his lips.
AuuiiUspeth rose and ran to him, holding
him back. The door shook. Kory, the
hound, toie at the splinters at the base of
the door; his fell again bristling; his snarl
ing savagery horrible to hear, tne pine logs
had fallen into a smouldering ash. The
room was Tull of gloom, though the red,
sullen eye or the peat-glow stared through
"ljon't be opening the door! Don't be
opening the door!" she cried, in a thin,
"What for no, woman! Let me go! Out
o' the way, Itory get back! Down wi'
ye!" - ,
"No, no, Archibald! Y.'alt! Wait!'
Then a strange thing happened.
l.ory ceased, sullenly listened, and then
retreated, hut no longer snarling and brist
ling. (jorromnlt suddenly staggered.
"Who touched me ju&t now?" he asked,
in a hoarse whisper.
No one answered.
"Who touched me just now? Who passed?
AVho s.lld past me?" His voice rose almost
to a scream.
Then, shaking off his wife, he bwung
tiie door open.
There was no one there. Outside could
be heard a strange snirflingand whinnying.
It was tne gray stallion.
Gorromalt strode across the threshold.
I had time only to prevent Aunt Klsneth
from tailing against the lintel in a corner,
bill in a ii'oiueiito interval I saw that
thestallion was riderless.
"Aionibild!" walled his wife faintly,
out or her weakne-s. ''Archibald, conic
back! Come back!' '
.but theie was no need to call. Archl
Kild Campbell was not the man to fly in
the race of God. He kiuw that no
mortal rider could ride that horse to
its death that night. Even lxrfore ho
closed the door we heard the rapid,
sliding, catching gallop. The hoise had
gone; rideied or riderless, I knew not.
My uncle was ashy gray. Suddenly ho
had grown quite btill. He lifted his
wife and helped her to her own big
leathern armchair at the other side or the
'liight the lamp, Mary," he siid to me in
a hustled, strange voice. 'J hen he stooped
and threw some small pine logs on the
peats, aud stirred tne blaze till it caught
llory. poor blind beast, came wearily aud
witn a low a blue to his side. Then it lay
down before the warm bla.e.
'Bring the lwk," he said to me.
1 brougtit the great, leatner-bound Gaelic
Bible and laid it on ins knees.
He placed his hand in It and opened at
"Willi Himself be the word.'.' he said.
"Is it Peace"' asked Aunt Elupeth, in a
"It is IVace." he answered, his voice
gentle, his face stern as a graven rock.
And what he road was this where his
eye chanced upon a he opened at the place
in the Bok of ths Vision of Nashum the
"What do you imagine against the Lord?
He will make a full end."
After that there was a -il -ice Tirert'iet
roe, and told me to go and He down and
sleep. Tor on the morrow, after dawn, I
was to go v. ith him to where Muireall-was.
I saw Aunt Elspeth rise and put her arms
about him. Thry had peace. I went to my
room, but af r-r a brief while leturned and
sat In the quietne.-a there by the glowing
peats till dawn-
The groyne--, came at Ian. With it the
rain ceased. The wind still soughed and
,. ..Il,.,1 -I,... -.,,.- t Im nnrrlni! o .1 unrkli I lin
..-.., .-..--i. .,v v...-. ... u,.u.. i...
the rianks of the near hills, and above the
stony watercourse where the Gorromalt
surged with swirling foam and loud and
My eyes had dosed in my wearincs when
I heard Korv give "a low growl, followed
by a, contented whimper. Almost at the
same moment the door opened. I looked
1 1 was Morag.
She was so white, it is scarce to be
wondered at that I look her at first for
a wraith. Then I saw how drenched
she was, chilled to the bone, too. She
did not speak as I led her Jn and made
her stand before the fire, while 1 took
off her soaked Ores, and shoes. In silunce
site made all the necessary changes, and
in silence drank the tea I had brewed for
"Conic to my room with me," she
whimpered, as with (-met feet we crossed
the stone Hags and went up the wooden
.stairs that led to her room.
When she was in bed she bade me put
out the light and lie down beside her
Still silent, we lay there In the darkness,
for at tiie side of the house the hill
gloom prevailed, and moreover this blind
was down-drawn. I thought the weary
moaning of the wind would make my
very heart sob.
Then, suddenly, Morag put her arms
about me, and the tears streamed warm
about my neck.
"Hush, Morag-aghray, hush mo-run,'' I
whispered in her ear. "Tell me what it
is, dearl Tell me what it is!''
"o, Mary, and I loved him to! I loved
"I know it, dear, I knew it all along."
I thought her sobs -would never cease
till her heart was broken, so I iiuestioned her
"Ye," she said gaspingly, "yes, I loved
him when Muireall and I were In the South
together. I met htm a month or more
before ever she saw him. He loved me and
I promised to marry him. But I would not
go away with him as he wished; for he
said his father would never ngree. And
then he wu"nngry,aiul we quarreled. And
I O, I was glad, too, for I did not wish to
marry an Englishman or to live in a
dreary city; but but and then he and
Muireall mer, and he gave all his thoughts
to her., and she her love to him.
"Now? Now Muireall is dead."
"Head? O, Morag! dead? O poor Muireall
that we loved so! But did you sec her?
Was she alive when you reached her?
"Xo. Hut she was alone. And now,
Mary, listen. Here is a thing I have to tell
you. When Ealasaid Cameron, that was
my mothers mother, was a girl, she had
a eiuel snnow. She had two sisters whom
she loved with all her heart. They were
twins, Slits and Morag. One day an
English officer at. Fort William took Sill1?
away with him as ins "wire. And then she
discovered that she was no wife, for the
man was alieady wedded to a woman in
the South. She left him that night. It was
blttei wcathernndmld-wintcr. She reached
home through a wlia snowdrift. It killed
her. But before she died she said to Mo
rag, 'He has killed me.' And Morag under
Stood. So it was that, before any wind of
spring blew upon that snow, the man was
When Morag stopped here and said no
more, I did not at first realize what she
meant to tell me. Then It flashed upon me.
"O, Morag, Morag!" I exclaimed, ter
ilficd. "But, Morag, do you know you
will not "
"Will uotl" she repeated with a strange
catch In her voice.
"Listen, Mary. "While I lay beside my
darling, Muireall, weeping and moaning
over her, and she so fair, willi such silence
where the laughter had always been, I
heard the door open- I looked up. It was
'"You are too late.' I said. I stared at
the man who had brought her, and me this
sorrow. There was no light about him at
all, as I had always thought. He was only
a man as other men arc, bub with a cold,
selfish heart and loveless eyes-
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" 'She sent for me to c!)me back to her,'
he answered, though t saw hlu race grow
ashy gray as hi kioked,atMuireull and saw
that she was dead.-f
"She is dead. Jiy-mr, Morgan!'
'Ierid- Dead'." ffN' r '' "
" 'Aye, dead. It wnrnojn you, her death.
Her you have sinlnjAg ihough witlt your
sword tfiruiygu enrrjr.'
"At that Itebit nfs lips till the blood
H is a lie,' he cried. 'It is a lie,
Morag.' l . . i
1 Jmigheci. JS jbafedgjg.--'
"Why do you laugh)Mor?glasked,
in swift anger. , ,'"." ,
"Once more I laucbed.- --k
" -Why do you laugh like Hint, girl,"
"But I did not answer. 'Come.' I said,
'come with me. I have something1 to cay
to you. You can do no good here now.
She has taken poison.'
Pot'-oii!' he cried in horror; and also I
could se in his poor cowardly mind of him
a sudden, sick rear.
"Hut win n I rose to leave the room he
made ready to follow me. I kissed Muir
eaU for tile lasttltno. The man approached,
as though to do likewise. I lirted my
riding wnip. He 1-owed his head with a
deep riusl. on his face and came out behind
'I told the inn-folk tliat my father
would be over in the morning. Then I rode
slowly away. Jasper Morgan follow ed on
hi-- hor.se. a gray stallion, that Mulreail and
1 had orten ridden, for he was from Teeua
bra e fa rm .
''Wlieii we lert the village it was into a
deep darkness. The rain and the wind
made trie way almost impassable at times,
but at last we came to the ford. The
water wa in spate, and the rushing sound
territied my horse. I dismounted and
ta-teued Gealcas to a tree. The man did
the. sa me .
' -wiut is the matter, Morag?" heaskediu
a quiet, steady voice. 'Deat a."
" 'Yes;' I answered, 'Heath.'
"Then he sudden v fell forward, and
snatched my hand aud begged me to
forgive him. swearing that he had loved
me, and me only, and imploring nie to be
liuve him, to love him, to ah! the hound!
'But all I said was this:
" 'Jasper, soon or late I would kill
you, because of this cruel wrong you did
io her But there is one way; best Tor
her best for me best for you.'
"'What is it?' he asked hoarsely,
though I think he knew now The roar of
the Gorromalt water filled the night.
' 'There is one wav; it is the only way.
"He gave a deep, quavering sigh. Then,
wltlvuiit a word, he turned and walked
straight into the darkness."
Morag paused litre. Then,, in answer to
my Jrightened whisper, added simply:
"They will find his. body in the shallows,
down by Drumdoon. The spate will carry
After that we lay in silence. The rain
had begun to fall again, and slid with a
soft, stealthy sound athwart the window.
A wan, gray light grew ludiscernibly into
the loom. Then we heard some one move
down stairs. In the yard, Angus the stable
man began to pump water. A cow lowed,
and the cluttering of hens -was audible.
I moved gently from Morag's side. As
I rose, Maisle passed beneath the window
on her wuy to the byTC. 'As her wont was,
poor, wild, wildereddass?, she was singing
fitfully. It was the same ballad again.
But we heard a single verse only:
"For I have killeda man, she said,
A better man than you to wed;
I slew him when he clasped my head,
And now he sieepeth with the dead."
Then the voice wits lost in the byre, and
in the sweet, famihiir lowing or the kine.
The new day was come.
(From the Chicago Record.)
"Would you be moan( enough to give a
bad piece or. money to a blind man?"
"Of uour&e; he can pas" it off with a
better conscience than I can."
State ot Ohio, city of Toledo, Lucas county,
FRANK J. CHENEY malccs oath that lie
is the senior paitner ot the firm of F. J.
CHENEY & CO., doing business in the city
of Toledo, countyand State aforesaid, aud
that said firm will p.y-the sum of ONE
HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every
case ot Catarih that cannot be cured by
the use of HALL'S CATARRH CURE.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before mo and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day ol December,
A- D 18S6. A. W. GLEASON,
(Seal.) Notary Tublie.
Hall's Catnriu Cure Is taken internally and
acts directly on the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system. Send for testi
F. J, CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists 75c.
The Morniiiir, Eveniiiir uid. Stiadity
Times far fifty cents u month.
, "'' " -m-J-lf HI II I I
. In the Pennsylvania coal regions it
would be hard to find a better .known
or more distinguished physician than
Dr. Betterly, of Wilkcsbarre, and as
pulmonary troubles have been a life
long study with him, his endorsement
of Terraline carries the weight of tried
Of Drutrlsts la U. E. sr.3 Europe The
OPPOSITION TO PAXSON
Senator Ciillom Makes Protest to
Chief. Executives IiisLst-s on the Ar
iioiiit nn-iit-LuhQJ, OrgnnizntIon
Al.o-Opiios.e tile' Receiver.
The I'rcMdent is reported to have told
Senator Culloin yesterday that he intended
to nominate Judge E. M. Paxson, of
Pennsylvania, as Interstate Com-ncrcc
Commissioner to succeed Col. Morrison,
or Illinois. Senator Culloin called to see
the Prescient and entered a formal Po
tcst against the nomination on behalf or
the "people of the West." Senator Col
lom is of the opinion, in the rirt jJace,
that as Col Moinson is from the West
the appointment should be made from
rimr section. Senator Ciillom urged
against Judge Tasson that he was identi
fied with railroad interests and was be
ing urged lor the place by such inWr.JSts.
Judge Paxsou's nomination is also being
opposed by organized labor.
The President insisted on the nomina
tion, telling Senator Culloin that Judge
Paxson was superior to any of the Wen
ern condiilalcs, and he thought su;,i a
man would strengthen the coiiinlsioi.
Judge Paxson is now the receiver for
the Rcrdlnc ro'ad, and is supported ior
tile place by the railroad managers orthe
East. The objection to him on the part
of organized labor grows outot his -harge
to the giand ."jury as chief justice or the
FennsyhfinUi. supreme court in the Home
Tiie following arc extracts from the
"We have some sympathy with a mob
driven to desperation by hunger, as in
the days oC the French Revolution, but
we can have none Tor men receiving ex
ceptionally high wages in resisting the
laws and resorting to violence and blood
shed in the assertion of imaginary rigiits
and entailing such a vast expense upon
the taxpayers of the Commonwealth.
"It wan not a cry for bread to feed
their famishing lips resulting in a sud !en
outrage, with good provocation: it Is a
dclibeiate attempt by men without au
thority to control othcis In the enjoy-iionl
of their lights. The existence of siuh
a state of tilings in a goemment of law
indicates a weak spot somewhere.
"The growth of this sentiment may be
traced to some extent to the addition
of large numbers or foieigners to our labor
population, many of whom are densely
iguoraut, as well as brutal in their dis
positions. They havefuNu ideas in icirard
to the JUnd of libeity we enjoy in this
count' y, and it is needed that all such
persons shall be taught the lessoas that
our llbcitj is the libcity of law and rot
the lllmty of license.
'We hate reached the point in the his
tory of our State where there are but two
roads left to us to pursue; the one leads
to order and good government, the o-u-jr
leads to anaichy.
''The law has no quarrel with labor
associations so long as they act peace
ably and respect the rights of others; on
the contrary, while they keep within ue
law, they have the sympathy of all good
oiti7eiiG in oveiy honest, manly effort Io
improve their conditions.
'But the State of Pennsylvania will not
permit these or any other organizations
to trample upon the law aud deny the right
of other laborers, not members of such as
sociations." special price tin
after Holidays, Ar
tificial Teeth on
rubber plates, $5
per set natural,
fit. You cannot get;
better even at high
er price. Gold and
all modern material! used U desired.
EVANS' DENTAL PARLOR,
ooG-2ino 1800 F it. nw.
' ( Wnf
I beg to again thank you for
so valuable medicine as Ter
valine, I have prescribed it for
Catarrh of the air passages, as
well as for Pulmonar diseases,
and found it an alnost kidispenv
E L, BETTEKLY, M. D
Cod Liver Oil, tvith Us unpleasant snd naaieating character
istics, has been the only remedy at hand for a long: period, when
Terraline a discovered. Its results, when It could be taken
by the patient, was uncertain.
Terraline -a pare product of petroleum, tasteless and palatabla
-nras first introduced to the medical profession eight years ago.
la ei jfhlj ears over two thousand reports of cases of Consumption.
Pneumonia, Bronchial Troubles, Coughs, Cold, Wasting Diseases,
I,oss of Fleth and Strength, etc, were received, and wonderful
result- noted from the use of Tcrraliae.
Children do not have io be coaxed totalteTERRALKCE. TER
RALIXU curei Croup and "Whoopiajr Coag-h almost miraculously.
TERR ALINE is not a patent medicine.
Letters asking advice in special cases IH be answered by a.
Terraline Company, "Washington, D. C
"0 MILK FOR CADETS.
Surgeon 'J raced i he Sou ree of Illness
to un Impure Supply.
"West Point, X Y., Dec. 23. -Milk has
been tl.e strongest beverage, except cof
fee, used in the Military Academy Now
Surgeon George E Torney lias advised
total abstinence fnm milk, and on thtt
account Christmas has fewer charms for
the yoiin-. soldiers.
TllC lads several months aj;.. b-isrto U
drop into the hospital in squads or half a
dozen or more. The steward felt th u
pulses looKCd hard at their tongues and
stuck termometers into their mouths AH
the symptoms j-ointcd to fever of unusual
severity. Sometimes the men wera laid
up for weeks before the fever yield.il to
treatment. The post surgeon had his
hands full. He could not understand a'i..
there sl.'ould be so iiuuii fever. During
the summer the health of the corps was
unusually good. Others be-ides the ca 1 'Is
Soon began to suffer from thefev-r The
strange disease invaded the officers" bonus
Surgeon Torney tested the water for
microbes and went on a scouting ex
pedition for open sewers, but all ;o lo
purpose. One morning recently whd.. In
deep perplexity the jingling of the mi'fc
man'slH'IIs ar-ousij the surgeon. and wirni.i
a fw minutes there was a large pitcher if
fresh milk on hi lalwratory table- Next
morning the Putnam county dealer w vs in
formed that until rurther notice his milk
would not be required for the use of Hie
There wa a howl atbr,akfifst rrom '500
young mer. who wanted milk- The"pl"bes"
called loudly lor their favorite bev-.-ragc,
but Major Spurgiu shook Ids head 'sally
and murmured mic-obe!."
Th" f t-ve r has now abat ed. Tlierj is -Hily .
one cadet now in the hospital suffering
from the dia'-ase. .'Mid he is convai-c. nt.
but there is no more milk at the MHPiry
'7CAHAC;T"A AS IT IS TODAY.
Politically IVnoeful anil nn Or:eii
Mart for Trade.
(From the Hoston Journal.)
The present stateof affairs in Nicaragua
formed the subject of an interesting inter
view whicl. a Heiald tcpreeiitativc had,
a day or two ago, with .Mr. F-A-Hwectser,
an enterprising young' American mercnant,
located at Managua, and now on.a brief
visit to his relatives in the city of Lynn.
Mr. Sweetser returns to his native land
full or enthusiasm rcganling the resources
and prospects of the Southern republic.
"Our climate. said lie. "ib most fiver
able to both natives and immigrants. The
lands of tie republic, contriry to the be
lief of niot Ameiieaus. mv altogether free
from fever and other disease, supposed to
exist in the South. IVc claim to have one
or the healthiest climates on the race orthe
eaith, tiie teinpt'ra'iire ot the plains rang
ing from SO to 05 all the year round, and
that of the altitudes fiom 50 to SO. Maiiy
Americansanil othei foreigner- are engaged
on the heights in culthating coffee, and
they find the tcinpeiat::re delightful.
"The chief products of .ieragua are
coffee chocolate and rubber. The pro
duction ot these is carried on by native
labor at the low rate of "50 cents in sil
ver a day for evh man, which is equiv
alent" to -0 cents in gold. Owing to tills
rate, to the great .productiveness of the
country and the high prices obtained for
the products named, ngncultiire in
Nicaragua is one or the most profitable
and healthy pursuits. Anil one wonders
that so many -small fanners In the United
States should spend their time and energy
in eking ot t a miserable subsistence here
when sitc-h a. prospect is offered to them
in N'icaiagua, where the investment of
their srnall capital would yield returns
greatly superior to anything they can
hope for here.
"In tins connection it I to be noted
that even a small capital in gold ex
changed into money of the country, be
comes n comparatively Urge sum. in
view of the fact that you get $2.80 In
silver for eveij $L in gold you exch.nge.
Moreover, all export products of rubber,
chocolate aud coffee are told in foreign
markets for gold, leaving a consider i
ble maigln of profit simply by the ex
change, ''The Inducements offered to settlers
from America are vry great. When
they reach there they are not only pro
tected in their business, but enjoy im-
"TerraL'ae fcr Coaxjmptivci."
Because wa err
u acted his too to
Gold and Toro
Fine Gold and Sli
der Fillings- .
that fit. . , .
The carerul treat
ment and saving of
natural teeth at ttia
lowest pricea con
sistent witn goou
work Insurea per
fect satisfaction to
dentistry done in
We can make you a Leautifulsetor
tenh for only SG.OO
Metal Plates that fit and possessing
all tne benefits of Gold Plates .S""LO.OO
Teeth extracted absolutely without
pain by our new method 50o
To demonstrate this Tact, we will, until
January 1, lfaOS. extract teeth FREE OF
CHARGE every Saturday, rrom 10 to I
Washington Dental Parlors,
N. E. Cor. 7th and Sts. N. "VY-
Uay Building, over A. & P- Tea 8 tore.
orrico lioura S &. to. to 5 p. m.; Baa
days, 0 a. m. to 2 p. m.
muiiitv from military duty. The govern
ment of Nicaragua looks to American
immigrants tr come and help to build wp
the country. President Zelaya. hartee
told me this bimeir. There still remain
to be had from the government sewie
splendid tracts of Sand, at a snail cos,
suitable for the cultivation of checotate,
rubber andcoffc-e- Having traveled a boost
throughout Central America. I am in a
position to say that I liave nowhere seen
in this part of the world lands so swltn-
ble for the cultivation of the prcdaets
named as the lamia now offered at a
nominal cost in 'rata una. Reside tlw
lands themserve- there is the facility or
transportation, which adds to taeir value.
The interior transportation is effected by
railroids and lake steamer, owned and,
managed by the Government- The rates
charged are very low.
"The trade or the country hn- thus far
been largely left to the Germans ami
French, but especially to the former.
"The Germans make a point of finding
out what the people need, and at tile
same time seek to get every posMbie
trade privilege fio.n the government.
Tie American consul at Managua is
also doing his utmost in this line in the
interests ot American trade. Among
the g.iocU, imported from this country are
boots and shoes, dry good, hardware,
etc. Hut tl.e grentarpart uf these things
come at present from France and Ger
many, and they are of a very inferior
qualitv. We get oiiic AmAiicau tool-,
usually for people who know enough to
ask for the suiH.rior American article.
Trade with this country is decidedly in
creasing, but we ought to have much
more or it. Our great coffee producing
center i"- Matagalpa. The foreign popula
tion numbers altont 1-S Americans, and
nearly as many English and Germans."
Mr. Kwetser finally spoke of the poli
tics of the country. "We have two pur
tie.s," said he, "Liberals and Conservative-,
and the Liberals are likHy to re
main iu power. President Zi'laya lias
surrounded him-elf with a Mrong and
able cabinet. The elements or clmnce
are not present in Nicaragua to the ex
tent pi-oph; arv accostoit",d to Ieok for in
Ohtral American govern-iienf?. Aj most
or the leaders or the opposition -I mean
the most ft hid tnes- have been exiled
we are in a comparatively secure condi
tion, altogether Tavorable to that de
velopment or the resources of the coun
try for which the adiilnfc.traMnn looks
in great measure to American iin-'nigru-tion."
In a word added about the Nicaragua
canal, Mr. sweet-er said the sentiment
of the country was In favor of the canal,
looking to the government to utain the
canal company until their plan has been
completed, or to take up and carry out.
the wort: at- ii.utkly as possible itself.
Do yon kiiotv inut vim can Iiavc
Tho "Morniim. i-veiiM-jr and Sunday
Times t lie only COMI'I.l-iTK ews)
papor publi-liecl in YYflshlnt;o;t
s-erved to yon hy currier ior iiCty
cents a iiionth7
h -t2 frJl