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o souls that bear a daily cio;s,
Half-fainting, questioning, bearing still,
Some time your lesson shall be learned,
And ye shall understand God's will.
o eyes that weep through hours of night.
And veil your wistful pain by day,
Joy yet shall come with morning light.
Ye shall not weep in vain alway.,
o willing feet that hourly ran
On ceaseless errands here and there,
So tired, yet ye shall find a goal
And cease your weary aching there.
o patient hands that toil so hard
To meet the needs of every day,
Some time the work will all be done,
And ye In rest soft-folded lay.
o hearts where good and ill contend,
Sinning, repenting, vexed with life
And all its cares, fresh courage take,
For victory shall follow strife.
O souls that bear a daily cross!
O hearts that strive! Oh eyes that weep:
The time will surely come when God
Shall give to "His beloved sleep."
And every bruise shall find its baini.
Good deeds a full and sure reward,
Fain, toil, and grief be overpast,
And peace shall follow-afterward!
IA B E IL;
Wromit Shop. tO )LMnslOU.
ntic Story 'of a Dres
5 1se in Life.
Y MRS. F. M. HOWARD.
"Yes, yes, Gracie Alicia; it has a sweet
sound, hasn't it, little daughter I" and the
great and small child passed out together,
she looking up at him with mute,wondering
eyes, he looking down at her with a tender,
protective air, without a thought or look for
the real daughter,who looked after him with
a heart almost bursting with grief and dis
"How did he receive you, dearie?" said
the little grandmother, coming in as the
pair went out at the hall door. The group
"MY DAUGHTER'." HE SAID.
n the parlor had been in a quiver of curious
axpectancy since they had seen the tall form
enter the library.
A burst of tears was the answer, as Isa
,el laid her head on the loving little shoul
ler and burst into tears, sobbing out her
grnef. "Oh, grandnmaa, he did not own
me at all, and I have longed for him so!"
The small, jeweled hand moved Caressing
ly over the hair, the same motion which had
comforted the beautiful young mother in
the years past, and the sweet, tremulous
f oice said, tenderly: "Then, my dearest,
we must love you the more to compensate
for his lack of recognition. How he would
dote on you if he were only himself, for he
has such a loving heart, my poor Chester!"
and she sighed deeply.
- I assure you,-my dear niece, I am sur
prised and gratified at the result of the
mee.ting," said Major Carrington, encour
a,.inigly. "I think the interest he has taken
In the child Is really remarkable. It is a
marked departure from his ordinary de
menr, and if there Is any hope for him It
may come through her."
-Let us hope so, at least," said Mr. Fai
coner, kindly. "After all, my dear, It is
not surprising that your father failed to
grasp the Idea di the relationship, when, if
he had any fleeting recollections of having
a daugh~er, he must naturally think of her
sa babe or a little child." ~'i~adb
"Yes, I presume so, andilltyadb
-patient and brave." She raised her head
7 ~ead. wiped away the tears resolutely. "At
least, will not cloud dear grandmamma's
Sface with my griefs," and she patted the
aged cheek tenderly; she was such a little
gr~ndmother, that it seemed as natural to
-pet and caress her as if she had been a
"Chester did not comprehend Isabel's
identitiy as we hoped he might," said the
iMajor, as they went back to the drawing
room, Mrs. Pembroke's arm linked lovingly
in-Isabel's, "and has taken the fancy that
~the littlegirl is Alicia.".
Mrs. Oarrington saw at a glance how
grieved and disappointed her nIece had
been, and with a few words of kindly tact
changed the subject dexterously, and pro
posed some music.
Adelaide and Caroline were both fine per
formers, and a selection of duets and
choice music was brought out, and in their
artistic rendering of some of her special
favorites, together with their lively sallies,
-for they were sparkling and witty conversa
tionalists, she forgot her sorrows, and
spent a delightful hour.
"I have one favor to ask, Mr. Falconer,"
said Mrs. Pembroke, as she laid her gloved
hand on his arm; her carriage was at the
*door, and the family were on the broad
" 'To the half of my kingdom, dear
madam," he replied, gallantly.
"-It is that you spare Isabel to me alone
for one day," she said, p1.a'ngly. "it is
an old woman's whim, I ikw w, but I want
my Alicia's child all to myself for one
* sweet day." She looked in his face, her
-fine eyes moist with feeling.
"To be sure," he answered her, heartily
and sympathetically. "Who could refuse
- such a natural request ?"
"Such a funny gentleman," said Gracde,
as she sat by Isabel's side before retiring.
Mrs. Carrington had spoken with Isabel of
the matter, and Lizctte was to take charge
*of the little girl during their stay, but she
had not yet appeared. "He called me
Alicia all the time, and he said he had often
dreamed he had a little girl like me, but he
had never found her before."
"Let us hope on, dear wife," said Mr.
Falconer. "If he can not sce as we wish,
the child may be a great blessing to him."
"I will be patient." She looked up at him
with sad eyes and a quivering lip- "I can
at least imagine what a father's love might
From that time the child was the con
stant companion of Chester Carrington,
anad, with Pomipey in the rear to look after
their safety, took long walks over the plan
tation, visiting the negro cabins and enter
ing into their simple lives with childish
Gracle had never before come in close
contact with -the race, and they were a
source of great curiosity and pleasure to
he'-, ,as she listened to taeir quaint songs
- Mam Dinah, the second cook in the
establishment, always had a choice bit laid
awa for "litl missy," for a child was a
e-ea treat on the place, and every one of
t'hem were ready and willing at any time to
Shr "a favor, or contribute to her enter
Ur.Pemibroke's carriage came for Isa
. bek very soon after the first day's visit, and
i f s.:e had felt emotion on enterin.gthehome
:>f th:e Carringtonls, she was doubly affected
when she founid herself in the home which
N.-I seen her mother's childhood, and from
wee:rce she had gone out, a beautiful, joy
a. bri-A, to her husband's home.
Mrs. Pembroke was at the door to meet
her, and she seemed more lovable and win
ning even than before in her own kome.
The house, though not so large as that of
the Carringtons, was still ample, and the
serans ee fewer, being chiefly old re
lA1ter jnae t j ui 01~ w &a.s nau nL tuiu
"This picture of Alicia was taken just
after her marriage," said Mrs. Pembroke.
It was a beautiful oil picture of the fair
young mother, taken in her white wedding
dress, the misty folds of the bridal vail fall
ing abjout her with lovely effect.
"How sweet, how fair," said Isabel, look
ing at it with tenderness. How she loved
the memory of this beautiful mother, whose
life had ended so soon.
"The beauty of her face was only equalled
by the loveliness of her character," replied
Mrs. Pembroke; "none could know her
vithout loving her; but now, my dear, I
must know all about yourself; to be sure
Maj, r Carrington has given me an outline
of your hast-ry, but I want to know your
inner lif.. your heart, dear child."
They were sitting in a lovely little bou
doir, ore which Alicia had loved in her girl
hood; Mrs. Pembroke sat in a wide-armed
rocker, and Isabel, on a low, wide foot-stool
at her feet, leaned against her in confiden
tial fashion as she told her of her early
trials, as a child, in her aunt's home, at
Mmne. Arnot's, and of her sudden marriage,
and the visit to the lonely grave of Alicia,
who looked down smilingly upon them in
her bridal array.
"And these dear hands have been pricked
with needles, and forced to menial labors.
Ahi! the sad shame of it," said the old lady,
taking Isabels hands and caressing them
"But, indeed, grandmamma, the needles
did not prick my hands nearly so bad as the
unkind tongues did my heart," said Isabel.
"But you have no unkind tongues in your
home now," and the old lady looked at her
inquiringly. "This husband of yours, has
ho e o faults?"
"If he has he is very successful In hiding
them," replied Isabel; "he is all kindness
and tenderness toward me," and then she
told of Lottie and her gentle, dove-like char.
"And she was a shop-girl, too; you did
well to remember her. I am glad you can
not forget your friends," and the soft little
hands caressed again the bowed head. %
"I could not be content to have these
riches without trying to do good with them;
to make others happy as well as myself,"
replied Isabel, earnestly.
"Quite right. dear," and the small head
nodded approvingly; "but I can not help
feeling that this woman whom you have
called aunt has been much to blame, that
she did not advertise or search for us in
"But, dear grandmamma, remember, she
was so crushed, so sad, and believing as she
did that my father had been killed, she had
so little to direct her in her search; she
was bitterly poor, too, and could scarcely
have paid for an advertisement," Isabel pro
tested, eagerly, for she could not bear to
have her second mother blamed.
"That is right, child, defend those who
have been kind to you," and the kind hand
patted her shoulder.
"And now, grandmamma, tell me of your
self," said Isabel; "I long to know of your
"After Alicia left us we were very lohely,
but she was so near we could visit her
very often, and we were so happy in seeing
her happiness that we could not regret her
"You mean my Grandfather Pembroke
and yourself ?I"
"Yes, dear; how I wish you could have
known him; one of the noblest of men,"
replied Mrs. Pembroke, with a sigh. "It
was not long, however, before she began to
show signs of failing health, and her phy
sicians advised the trip to the North which
resulted so disastrously. It seemed as if
my heart would break when I saw her go
away-so frail, yet so hopeful-but as faith
ful Chloe,who had nursed her from an infant,
went with her, I knew'she would not suffer
any lack of care, and tried to think it was
for the best, but I have regretted so terri
bly since that since she must die she could
not have stayed and died in her mother's
"it is so natural for the sick to grasp at
every straw of possible relief," said IsabeL.
"Yes, and Chester would have taken her
to the ends of the earth on the shadow of a
hope, he was so nearly frantic when he
learned that her disease was a dangerous
one; then the war broke out in all its
strength, and I had one letter saying that
they had come to the town where she died,
and then that you were born and after that,
silence, terrible silence, until it seemed as
if I should die with suspense and dread. I
was all alone with the exception of the
servants, for your grandfather had joined
the army at the first alarm of real war. The
next news I heard was when Major Carring
ton came home on a brief furlough, and
told me he ha,1 seen Chester for a few
moments, and that my darling was dead,
and that you, her babe, and Chloe were left
behind in a Northern town, the name of
which he had forgotten, in the charge of a
woman whose name had entirely escaped
him. Oh, It was dreadful, dear, and you
can not know how I mourned and grieved
for you both. Then Chester was wounded,
and your grandfather was sent home a
corpse, though, thank Heaven I not a muti
lated one, and my cup of sorrow was full"
"Poor, poor little grandmamma!'' said
Isabel, caressing the white hands..
"After the war was over we had all we
could do to accustom ourselves to the new
"BU.T, MZT CHILD, YOU MUST5 BB."
order of things and collect our scatte'red re
sources. Of course, the estate was badliy
crippled, though not as badly as many
others, but, as our establishment was not
large and my wants were simple, we got
along after a fashion. "GI had no ambitions
in those days, and cared little whether I sat
in my darkened home in calico or sack
cloth, or whether I ate or drank. Dinah's
brother, a stalwart colored man-he Is dead
now, poor fellow-had a rare business fac
ulty, and he took the place, and managed
matters so wisely, with the aid of Major
Carrington's advice, that when I at
last emerged from my stupor of sorrow we
were once more on solid foundation, and
able, not only to make our hving, but to pay
our servants, who, I must confess, were
more willing and efficient workers under
the new order of things. But, my dear
child, you must be faint with hunger after
my long story," and she hastily rose and
rang the bell for lunch.
"Indeed, grandmamma,.~ I had not
thought of any thing so prosaic as eating,
in my interest,," she replied, earnestly. "I
have foolishly thought I had the burden of
the sorrow of our separation, but In the
light of your suffering my troubles seem
very small-" '
"A very human fancy, my dear,"' smiled
Mrs. Pembroke; "it is natural for every
one to think his own burden the heaviest."
"Home again, swvedt, sweet home!" said
Isabel, as she stood before her mirror,
dressing for dinner; "was ever a place so
dear as home!"
"Then the sunny South has not quite
taken your heart captive," said Mr. Fal
coner, looking up from his paper. He was
ruddy and strong again, better even than
before his sickness.
"No," she replied, thoughtfully; "do
lightful as our visit there was, and much as
I loved grandmamma and the rest of the
frieds, there is no placg like home, after
"Where is father? Have you seen him
of latei" There was an undercurrent of
anxiety in his voice.
"Poinpey and he, with Grace, went to
drive" she replied- "Isn't It wonderful
ho':. he clings to her! Ah! if I could only
win his loving recognition how perfectly
happy I should be," and she sighed heavily.
"It is indeed a singular affuction, and
3race re.am:s to retu-n his love sincerely
ad fully." said 3Mr. Falconer. "I doubt if
enn conld hae pnmuaded him to return
kvth "s ha- it not beci, for her innuence
Po yo k,inow, dear, I fecl a vngie anxiet;
about hini whenever he is out."
"But Pompey is so stroug and so devote
to him," returned Isabel, quickly, -I ha
never thought of danger. Perhi.ti I di
wrong to bring_ him away from liis hom
baunts, but I did so long to win his a:Tectior
if not his recognition," and she looked a
her husband with a newly-awakened sens
"Do not let my fancy distress you," h
said; "he is probably as safe with Pompe;
here as at Lome; by the way, I have a let
ter for you from Lottie," and he handed he
a white envelope. "I was careless to hay
forgotten it so long."
"One whole hour since the postman came
you niaughty man," she said, playful1Y shal
i:g cir I:ii:er at him. "Dear gir-l, hr roor
seems so vacant and lonely,' and she brok
the seal eagerly. "She will be here in
week," commenting as she read, "and he
parents a month later. Dear, happy littl
girl; I little thought that in bringing he
here I was bringing her to home, love anc
"I little thought when I consented
strongly against my will, I assure you, t
accompany Lillian on a bonnet excursion
that I was to meet my fate, the other hal
of myself, so to speak," he rejoined.
"There is a divinity that shapes our ends
rough hew them as we will," quoted Isabe
looking at him thoughtfully. "It is a beaut
ful thought, too, my dear, that thero is
great over-ruling Providence which, how
ever weakly and blindly we may be strug
gling to find the right path in life, can mak
eveu our shlghtest acts the leading string
by which we are drawn toward the crownin
events of our lives. Had you come in fvy
minutes later I should have been in th
work room, and Jennie Dewey would hay
fitted Lilliau with a bonnet."
"In which case there would probably har
been no Mrs. Falconer to this day," he re
plied, with a smile:
They vent down to the dining-room arm
in-arm, and found, to Isabel's relief, tha
Mr. Carrington and Grace were there be
fore them. "We had such a lovely drive,'
said Grace, eagerly. "Pompey is such
grand driver, the horses seem to know ever,
word he says to them, don't they, Papa Car
He nodded with a smile; he was neve
talkative, and his eyes had the dreamy ex
pression of one just roused from sleep. Hi
attitude toward Isabel had not changed, an'
she seemed an object of mild wonder to hir
as she cailed him father, and lavishee
the affection which she could not repres
He would often look in her eyes with th
same puzzed look which he first wore, an
say, mournfully: "It is btrange, ver
strange, how you remind me of some one
have known but can not recall."
The child, however, seemed a thing of th
present; a reality which he could grasI
suggesting no torturing thoughts which re
fused to take definite form, and on her h
lavished the love which Isabel so craved
keeping her beside him hour after hour.
He said little about his Southern home
that seemed to have faded from his mind; bu
occasionally he would look about him as i
he missed some familiar presence, and as:
Pompey if Major Carrington had come ii
yet, and receive with ever-recurring sur
prise the intelligence that he had not.
Pompey had taken care of him so long tha
he knew just how to humor every whit
and make him comfortable. He was
splendid fellow, a perfect specimen of hi
race; tall, stalwart. and with a keen Intelli
gence which would have done credit t
many in a higher station. His devotion t
his unfortunate charge was untiring, ane
no inconvenience was too great to suffer ir
his interest. Gracie shared in his pro
tective love, and he was never weary o
contributing to her pleasure with srngs o:
stories, which were fully appreciated by thi
Lottie returned at the time appointed
and was once more domiciled in her room
She was so much better now that she conic
walk short distances easily witbout hei
crutch, and her face, sweet and pure al
ways, was illumined with a soft glow o
happiness which rendered it doubly charm
Dr. Conroy, though an undemonstrativ<
man, could not control his eyes, ani
watched her with a devouring look which
plainly showed his heart, and the tendom
care which the bluff, atalwart doctor showec
toward his fragile little patient was touch
ing; even the gentle little mother had beer
entirely willing to surrender her darlini
into his keeping when she saw his devotioi
and her love for him.
The family would remove to Philadelphii
in a short time, and already a neat littl<
cottago had been engaged for them b2
the doctor, who had entered into the life o
the little mother and the kind father witi
the warm interest of a son. *
Pompey was intending to return to Eln
Park with his charge in a few days whet
an event occurred which materially alteret
all plans in the household. It had been rain
ing, and the streets were In a slippery an<
uncomfortable state which procluded walk
ing or driving.
Chester Carrington was in the gloomy
brooding state of mind which always, in
greater or less degree, accompanied a low
depressing state of the atmosphere, ane
which was particularly aggravated by am
Pompoy had followed him cloeely, anc
striven patiently to amuse or turn his minc
upon pleasant topics, but he had shown
himself strangely impatient of control, and
sending his attendant upon some ianci~fu
errand, he managed to sup away unobserved
and wandered out upon the street.
Pompey was greatly alarmed when he re
turned and found his charge missing ani
many moments of valuable time was spen
searching the large house, in the hope tha1
he had gene into some of the rooms.
Isabel shared Pompey's alarm fully when
she learned the situation. Mr. Falconem
was not at home and Tom was out on an
errand, so Pompey rushed out alone upon
his search, eagerly Inquiring of each police
man and putting them upon the lookout.
No one had noticed the missing man, and
Pompey started for the police headquarters
in search of assistance. He was hastening
along a crowded thoroughfare when his at
tention was caught by the familiar form of
the object of his search in advance of him;
he was crossing a street, and Pompey ob
served with liorror that he was directly in
the path of a swift-coming carriage, the
driver of which seemed to be gesticulating
and shouting, but poor Chester Carrington
his white locks streaming in the Maret
wind, was also gesticulating and talking tc
himself, as he often did in his present statt
of mind, and paid no attention. The drive1
pulled savagely on the lines, the horsed
reared and plunged, but their Impetus was
such that they could not stop quickl3
enough, and poor unfortunate Chester Car
rington, in plain sight of agonized Pompey
was lying stunned and senseless on th4
There were plenty of willing hands to lif
the injured man and help Pompey ta
carry him where surgical assistance coult
THsaB waRE PLBNTY or W1LLING IIANDs.
be sent for, and a messenger dispatche4
for Mr. Falconer, who was soon on th4
An examination proved that the injur;
was on the head, which had come in contac
with the sharp hoof of one of the horses.
"It's a miracle ta he was not killed in
stantly," said the surgeon, gravely, as h<
looked up from the examination; '-you had
better get him home as soon as possible."
"Will he lIve, do you thinki" Mr. Fa]
coner asked the question anxiously; h<
dreaded the effect of the shock on Isabel.
"It Is impossible to predict," replied the
surgeon. "If this was the first injury, ani
he was in full bodily strength, there woulb
, abel's heart aanic within her whea
Pompey appeared alone, breathless with his
haste, and wiih his honest, black face con
I vulsed with grief. It was the first time in
I her life she bad faced such a tragicalevent,
I and she almost fainted with dread as Pom
pey told his story, his voice choked with
t Mrs. Montford came at once to the rescue
5 with her orave neart ana strong nanaIS,
and while Isabel gave way to her uncon
3 trollable grief, she quickly made a bed ready
r for the reception of the poor, limp form,
- which now appeared in sight, borne on a
e stretcher by strong hands.
"Be brave, my darling," whispered Mr.
- Falconer, as lie took his sorrowirg N:ife in
his arms a brief moment, after the father
had been liid on his beti and the men had
i departed; "whil ther'. is lift- 0 hre is hope.
and every thini which human skill ca do
A shall be done for him."
r There was a discolored bruise on his
) skull, near the spot where the first injury
r had been received. and this was carefully
L shaven and treated in the best possible
manner )y the surgeon, who, with Dr. Con
roy, had accompanied the sad procession.
H He lay uncomscious still with fluttering
breath, and a faint, irregular beating of the
heart ouly to tell that he was yet alive.
Telegrams were at once sent to Major
Carrington and Mrs. Pembroke, and then
, the family, with Dr. Conroy, settled down
to anxious waiting for further develop
it was nearly midnight when he aroused
- from his deathly stupor; Dr. Conroy had
a laid down upon a couch in the room, and Isa
s bel and Mr. Falconer sat by the bedside.
; He had urged her to retire with the rest
3 of the family, but she could not; she had
i felt intutively that the injury was fatal, and
she could not lose the precious moments of
the life so dear to her and which she be
lieved to be so short.
She was pale, but more composed, and she
rose and leaned eagerly over him as she
observed a fluttering movement in one of
i the white hands which lay upon the counter
. pane; a moment more and the quiver ran
over his features, and then the mild bluo
eyes opened slowly. There was a strango
r look in them; the far-away expression was
gone, and replaced by a new intelligence.
"Alicia," he murmured, in a low, tremu
lous voice,"where am I?" and his eyes slow
ly wandered, taking in the unfamiliar
I "In my house, father," and she bent over
t him tenderly; a wild, sweet hope had seized
her, that he was yet going to recognize and
s love her.
"You call me father," he said, slowly and
feebly. "I had but one child, and sho
I was a little babe."
"And I am she," the warm tears falling
[ on his face. "Your baby and Alicia's
grown up to womanhood, dear father."
3 "Is It possible?" he said, looking at her
wistfully and gently, "and where have I
been all these years?"
"Dear sir, I fear you are exerting your
self too much," said Dr. Conroy, who had
awakened at the firr' sound of conversa- i
tion. He came forward and laid his hand t
t on his patient's pale brow. "You have been
f injured, and as soon as you are able to bear t
c it, all these things shall be explained to
1 you." He administered a needed remedy,
talking cheerfully and soothinglythe while.
Chester Carrington looked in Isabel's face
t longingly and -earnestly, seeming to fear
that the knowledge he had gained would
slip away from him. "Alicia's child," he I
murmured, "my little Isabel (
"Yes, father," she replied, taking his t
hand in hers and caressing it, "your Isabel
and hers," and, still clasping his hand, she
L watched him as he dropped again into a
L semi-uneonscious state, half slumber, half
Isabel looked at her husband with happy
eyes. "He knew me. Thank God for that,"
"A wonderful thing that his memory C
should come back to him," said Dr. Conroy. i
"Does the fact give you any more hope of I
him?" she asked, anxiously.
He shook his head. "My dear Mrs. Fal
coner, I do not wish to rouse false hopes,"
he said; "be prepared for the worst, and yet
the result is In God's hands still."
As fast as it was at all safe to do so
Chester Carrington was told of the past,
and his surprise was unbounded as he
grasped the idea tha
years in sudh A tt&. I
Isabel, at his request, brought a small I
mirror to his bedside, and he looked at him- I
self in it. " A white-haired old man!"' he
murmured, feebly. "How strange! how
His physical strength failed fast, but his C
mind was as clear and acute as it had ever1
been, and he seemed perfectly aware that
his days were numbered, and ho could not
bear to have Isabetl out of his sight.
" And I did not know you, dear," he said.
"How the affectionate heart must have
"B~ut you know me now, father," she
said, stnoothing his white hair.
" Yes, dear, and I can tell Alicia all about
our little Isabel when I get home."
"Miy poor, poor Chester !" and Mrs. Pem
broke leaned over the bed and shed great,
btrning tears of pity and distress at sight
of the white, drawn face.
"Not poor Chester any more, dear little
mother," he said, gently; "but rich, happy
Chester, now; he who was lost is found
agairn, and Is going hoem."
It was impossible to mourn for him as for
one cut off in their full strength, and grief
was tempered by rejoicing that his memory
had come back to him so marvelously.
"My dear niece, do not, I beg, reproach 2
yourself," said Major Carrington, earnest
ly; "the Issues of life .and death are in
God's hands, and I look upon It as a re
markable Providence that my poor brother's 1
life is ending so happily. If he had stayed I
with us he was exposed to danger, also, so (
do not grieve, I entreat you, on that so
count," for she had reproached herself bit-]
erly, thinking that if she had left him in(
his quiet home he might have lived many 1
He had seemed unusually cheerful after
the arrival of his friends, and they hoped2
he might be spared for some time. His lifeC
for the past twenty years was a perfect 4
blank to him nowv, and he was curious to.
know what bad occurred during the time,
and so far as he thought prudent, Major I
Carrlngton had answered his many ques
He dropped to sleep quietly at the usual
hour, aml the watchers took their laces at
At midnight there was a change, his
brathing became more labored and short
er, and a heavy, gray pallor settled over
his thin features. Mrs. Montford flew to
Isabel's chamber. "Come, Mrs. Falconer,
come quickly," she said, hurriedly, and then
went on to awake Mrs. Pembroke and Major
Carrington and his wife.
He was still sleeping when they reachedt
the room, but there was death's Imprint on]
his sunk en features.1
"Oh ! father, father, can not you speak tot
us once moreP' cried Isabel, In anguish, asj
she watched besIde him. He opened his
eyes feebly, and looked at her long and
arnestly, as if endeavoring to fix her feat
ures in his mind.
Mrs. Pembroke took his hand in hers.
"Dear Chester, you are almost home!" she
"-Yes, almost there," he whispered, faint--1
ly, and again his eyeos sought Isabel; each
breath was growing fainter, and the death
dews were already on his forehead. He
gave her one look of unutterable love, and
with a last dying effort, gasped brokenly:
"Isabel, my darling chi-," and breathed
There was a look of perfect peace and hap- t
piness upon his face as ho lay in the dark
ened parlors in his coffin; the noble look of
his youn g manhood had come back to him.
andtho family felt that it wvas indeed wrong
to mourn for him, who, after so long a period
of darkness and mental Imprisonment, had I
found light and liberty, and Isabel's grief I
was soothed and comforted by the thought 1
that his last look had been for her, his
last word had been a word of love for his
child, and she thanked God for the remem-f
They carried him back to his home in the 1
South, and a stately monument marks the
youth, sleep sweetly and quietly together, I
separated in life, but united in death.
A strange thing occurred when Majory
Carrington and Mr. Falconer, with Isabel,
went to remove the young wife's remains.
The sexton remarked upon the unusu;
weight of the coffin, and, at his suggestion,c
it was opened; the body was petrified, and
there lay the young Alicia, a beautifuli
statue, every feature intact after twenty]
v ears of interment, and Isabel looked upon I
thec mother, whom she had so longed to see,
'with feelings which may be imagined but
,wr'*LL/ SOON BE THR11.
Lottic is the cherished wife of Dr. Conrov
xho has set her uip on a pedestal in hi!
teart, where he b)urns the inconscof un
:easing devotion before her; her homie
.houghi not as grarnd as Isabel's, is amiple
and is furnished with the pure, sweet tasti
Aiits misitress th rougrhout., a poem, the key
ote of whichiis pu,,rity and love.
She is welAl now of he-r lainnes, and i!
ble to accompany her husband oln man;,
rrands of morey, and is lookued upon by thi
>oor, and! estpeciaLly the childless, as a whiti
ingel of godness.
One more scerc and our story is done
rhe homec room hlas received many offering!
;,nee Its tirst establishmzent, and the tuois
m=:portant ono is a lcovely satin-lined craille
which stands in the Cor.:er whecre t he lauigh
ng11 Cupid can peo-p over at its occupant, i
yeautif ul, rosy habe, who lifts her chulb:
hands and cro'ws delightedly when hei:
parents dr-aw near.
Theiy stand lookcing down upon her willi
1orobeaming in every feature. "My lovn
ny drling, mny Isabel,!"' he said, turning t,
her with eyes full of a deep feeling.
She leaned hier head upon his shoulder
her eyes full of the tears of unspeaklable hap,
>iniess. "Thanlk God, my dearest husband,l
she murmured, "for one of His brighltes
azd best of gifts to His children, a happy
Has Twoe Dozen Chuldren.
NF Yonx, August 26.-A coupl(
vhose marriage state h Ion blesise
rith more than twe u.suajl allotment ol
!hildren arri~vedr o the Barge Olilee to
lay. They are Rebe!cca and Isaa<t
10osenstem, arli a brood of tet-n
Iosensteinis. varyling in age fromu I U
!5 years, trooped behind the couple.
That was not all, for papa and mam-,
na Rosenstein ech-l estried a 10-miombls
)ld baby. the prettest twins landed al
he Barg-e Office f1or sxomne time.
The familyv is very7 prante ar.
,nts have come (45 this country hoping
,o better their condition. The childrer
ire ali health r. It was a diticult mattei
o keep the foungsters from !zettingy lost
a the crowds. and had it not been for
he assistance of tbe older children
rho acted na lieutenants and marshale,,
he force in line, several of thema woult(
.ndoubtedly have wandered away.
The family camen from Suzarina, F
)rovincial town in Ru-sia. Isaac, witt
he assistance of his older sons ant
laughtors. whbo helped him at hi-s trade
bat of a tadlor-managed to support f
Trge family, bt it was a hard atter
Ie would have succeeded, however, hi
ie not been prevented by the govern,
ent oficials gand compelled io leav<
down. I e crossed the Ruissian frontie
rith his family tw months ago and ha
or since been making the .rip to this
ountry. Isaac intends to take his fam.
y out West and procure a frm. H
s still a young man, being 4. H-s wifi
mp45ad quie ia goodl lookting womn.ll
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A SUSMAiN.-TELE HONE;
Succsesful Transmlslon of the Hunmm
Voice Throuigh Water.
To transmit the sound of the human
vci'ke through twenty-four miles of
water-to say nothing of 270 miles of
land line-has been regarded as impos
sible, the retardation of the current in
the submarine cable over even short
distances having been found suficient
to reduce all articulate sounds to an in
definite murmur, says the Manchester
Guardian. The most important sub
marine telephone existing is that
across the river La rlata from Buenos
Ayres to Montevideo. a comparatively
short dis;tance, and that is hardly a suc
Cess. The French government, which
has shown remarkable energy in the
(evelopment of the national -tele
phone system, however aspired to over
come the dificulties and to establish a
speaking communication with London,
and the English telegraphic engineer
ing department at St. Martin's-le
Grand undertook to grapple with the
problem. Under the direction of Mr.
Preece, the chief engineer, a number of
experiments with cables have been
made, and a new cable designed in
which every resource of electrical en
gineering has been employed to secure
success. The cable consists of four
thick copper wires. Two wires will be
required for a single line, as a complete
metallic circle is one of the first essen
tials: the other wires will be available
to duplicate the line if successful, and
in the meantime they will be used to
supplement the telegraphic service. A
new set of posts, entirely separate from
any other wires, have been erected
from London to Dover, carrying two
wires to the cable, and these are fixed
to the posts in a special way and
crossed continually. All these precau
tions are taken in order to reduce the
induction to a minimum. The wires
used throughout both the English land
line and the submarine cables are of
three times the usual weight and of
solid copper, being six hundred pounds
per mile weight. The French line from
Paris to Calais is a little lighter. Its
termini are St. Margaret's bay, near
Dover <nd Sangatte, near Calais. The
cable haa been constructed in England,
and will be iad by the English depart
ment, but the cost will be divided.
The eighty miles of land line from Lon
don to St. Margaret's bay is practically
completed. as is the line constructed by
the French government over the one
hundred and eighty miles from Paris to
Since the above was written the cable
has been successfully laid and is in oper
Stricken with Cholera.
SAN FltANCISCO. Aug. 26.-Advices
from Singapore state that the steamer
Namchow sailed from that port with
800 Chinse coolies for the Penang ma
ket. The officers were Chinese, with
the exception of half a dczen Europ
eans. While at sea cholera broke out
among the Chinese. Tne sick crowded
in the cabins, where- a Presbyterian
minister and one lady passenger bad
Arter a terrible hurricane :he chole
rt contionued to spread and deaths be
came very numerous. At first each
victim wits cast into tie sea with a bar
of ig iron in a sack. Soon, bowever
the'dead were mostly thrown overboard
without ceremony. The death roll
grew al'4rming and no less than sixty
bodies were thrown into the sea.
The suIpercargo had supreme control
and insisted upon heaving overboard
all the etfects of the dead. Under
threats the captain, upon arrival at
Singapere, reported only six deaths to
the harbor master, three from inluen
za and. three from want of opium and
generail debility. Many passengers
were landed and no quarantiae being
declared, the steamer proceeded to P.
nang w ith the ress of the infected car
go and crew.
In four days nine cases of cholera de
veloped in Singapore, all traced to~ the
steamer Naimchow. On the steamer's
vovage back from Penang, after land
ing tiro hundred ceolies there, the first
European victim, the third engineer,
an Erglishman, succumbed to the ter
rible disease. When the Namc(hew ar
red at Singapore the healta ofie
was on the lookout and sent the vessel
into c uaratine. When the vesnel is re
leased the captain and supercargo will
be arrested and placed on trial in Sin
Raid en a Chareh.
GRtEDVILLE, -S. C. Ang. 20.--At
Mountaiu Hall church, a rude place of
worship used by foot-washing Baptists,
in the heart of the Blue Ridge mountaius,
2.5 miles above this City, there was a
bloody affray yesterday. The moun
tain people of that neighborhood are
generally moonshiners, and two lead
mng families, the Durham. and Hlowards,
are .;divided into hostile clans. Richard
Howard lead a party of his kinsmen en
a raid on the church yesterday while the
congregation were assemblei. Luther
Durham and Richiard Gosnell, w ho is
deacon of the church, undertook to ar
rest them. Josh Heward fired en Luth
er Durham, wounding him mortally.
but he then shot and killed Massena
Howard. Dick Howard was alse shot,
but has disappearod. The Howards
were routed, but the congregation dis
persed without concluding the commun
This makes five men killed in this feud
in that neighborhood within three years,
and one of the Howard clan is now in
jail here under sentence of death for
Conidn's Open his Own Safe.
M~l'His, Term., Aug. 20.-Armed
aegroes entered the grocery store of
Henry Joel, four miles East of Memphis,
as he was about to close last night, and
after r obbing him of $80 told him to
open the safe, at the same time holding
pistels to his head. Joel tried to open
it, but in his excitement could not re
member the combination.
This enraged the robbers and they
shot Joel Lw ice. One ball entered Joel's
left side, making a wound which the
doctora pronounced fatal.
Killed for Fiye CentR.
.JAcKsoN, Tenn., August 20.-In a
quarrel which occurred eight miles
south of this city lastnight Jue Hardin,
a farmner, accused his nephew, JT. L. Ed
wards, of having spent five cents which
the former had entrusted with the lat
ter. Edwards resented the accusation
by striking his uncle over the head
ith a piece of iron, whereupon Har
din jerked out his knife and stabbed
him to the~ heart. Edwards died in
tantly. Hlardini was arrested.
Ten Killed, Forty Iujured.
BEI:uN, Aug. 19 -A dispatch fromz
Nrdenhamm3, Grand Duchy of Olden
burg, says that a high scaffold upou
which a large numiber of men were
working collap~sed today, draggiog the
lower scaffuld to the ground, killing~
ten men upon the spot and seriously in
jurimg forty others. -In addition, lifty
workmen were precipitated into the
watsr, but most of them were saved
l~rank Uorse Liniment.
LowFLL, .Mass., Aug. 13-ienry
lienealt. Roe Beaulieu, .Joseph Chan
nette-, Straissy St. George andl a man
name.id Lacourse yesterday s-ole a bot
te of horse liniment, believing it to be
whiskey, and dlraink it between them.
This mlorning Beauiieu died, Chaunett
is d'1ing and the others are in a serious
cond itioni. The mother of ]leanlien also
drank a small quauntity of the liniment,
(Church Struck by Llightnlng.
V::NrA., Aig. 28 -A terrible thun
der storm swept over the Trieste dis
trict yesterday, causing several fatal
accidents. The lightning struck a
church at Tualis on the Italain front
ier, while the building was crowded
with women. A fearful pasic followed,
the women and children shrieking and
praying on their knee-, or else rush-ng
wildly for the church doors. The priet,
celebrating Mas-,acted in a most praist
worthy and couragsous mann-r. and,
vigorously reassuring the territi- d wo
men, sucie-ded in restori -g order.
Subsequently it was found tha' three
women, supposed to have fainted from
fright, h d aet u.lly been kill--d by the
uightiie hIiebI S.-owk th- ciure' .
SAN ANTONI Tex.. Aug. 28.-A
letter received in li.S city from a proa1
nent citizen of the State of Chihuahua.
Mexico. ays the most widespread and
pitiable fanine prevals in that State.
There has been no rain in many sections
for nearly two vears, cattle are dying by
the thoiusands, and men, women and
children are driven almost to madness
by hunger. President Diaz has sus
pen(ed the custons duties for that State
in order that breadstufis from the United
States can be gotten to the starving peo
ple at the least cost.
It Wa.. All at "Fke."
WAsnINGTON, Autr. 19.- A rt porter
met Mr. Polk in Washington City just
before he 1-ft for the Virginia Alliance
convention. Mr. Polk said that the in
terview purporting to have taken place
with him, published in the Cincinnati
Eanuirer and the New York Herald
never took place; that the reporters
called upon him, but he was busy and
passed not more than a half dozen
words with them, and that he was ut
terly astonished wheu he saw the pub
lication in the papers mentioned.
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CHARLESTON, S. C.
Write for prices and estimates.
Mattress Mfg Coal
High Grade Moss, Hair, & Wool Mattresses.
Office & salesroomi, 552 and 554 King at.,
CH ARLESTON, S. C.
Reduced price list, for Tall trade, 1890.
Mattresses,-assorted stripe ticking:
No. 1, Straw and Cotton, $2; No. 2, $2.50;
No. 3, 82.75. No. 1, Excelsior and Cott..n,
$3.50; No. 2, S3; No. 3, $3.50. No. 1, Husk
and Cotton, S3; No. 2, $3.50; No. 3, SI. No.
L. Cotton Matress, 40 lbs., Z5; No. 2, $7; No.
3, $8. Prices quoted on WVool. Mattresses if
desired. No. 1, Moss Mattresses, $5; No. 2,
$6; No. 3, $7. No. 1, Hair Mattress, S10;No.
2. $15; No. 3, $20. Bed Spreads, $1.50 to S3.
Comforts, 95c. to $4.50. Blankets, 90 cents
to $5. Feathers in best ticking at 75 cents
per pound, plain or fancy stripe made up.
Lounges in imitation walnut, oak, and ma
hogany. In raw silk, $4; carpet, S5; mognett
plush, $0.50. Upholstered cots, $2 to $3.
Spring beds, $1.50 to $5. Buy direct from
the factory Send cash by express or postal
note to T. H. McCALLL, Gent up't.
213 Meeting St., Opposite Charleston Hotel,
CHARLESTON, S. 0.
Machinery, Supplies, Oils.
Attention mill men ! We are now offer
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Successor to F. H. Folsom & Bro.
SUMTER. S. 1'.
WATCIES, CLOOKS JEWELRY.
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Orders by mail will receive careful atten
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I have in stock some of the most
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to Sumter. Those looking for
Tasty Wedding Presents
will do well to inspect my stock. Also
on hand a magnificent line of Clocks,
Watches, Chains, Rings, Pins, But
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Repairing of all kinds will receive
prompt and careful attention.
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and all kinds of smokers' articles. My sa
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gone to considerable expense in preparing a
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filled with the very best the market af'ords,_
and this branch of my business will be un
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as chief cook in several fine restaurants.
Thi trade of my
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NOTICE OF REGISTRATION
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF CLARENDON.
I N ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVIS
ions of an act of the General Assembly
ratified on the 9th day of February, 1882, 1
will be in the court house in Manning, in
the oifice of the clerk of the court, the first
Monday of each month, for the purpose of
allowing persons coming of age since the
last general election to register. and to at
tend to any other business pertaining to my
official duties. S. P. HOLLADAY,
Supervis.ar Registration Clarendon~e.
P. 0. Address: Panola, S. C.
S. THOMAS, J. 'J. M. THOMAS.
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CHARLESTON. S. C.
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WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALER.
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