A lfew Observations en tba Human lo
bjr n Hog.
Ho was a veritable "dog-about-town,"
n "club-dog;" a sized blaso dog,
with n shaggy, yellow coat I met hi id
ono morning at breakfast In the Ten
derlo In restaurant, where he sat bold
my chair nnd pollt cly requested a chop.
At all attempts on tha part ot hum an
beings to rub his hcil and call him
"old fellow," he betrayed well-bred
surprise; and, by hU gentle, reserved
dignity, evinced his polite aversion tc
Ho would lcavo cold roast-beef any
time, to run with a fire-engine. Hi
was an ardent patron of nil out-door.
sports, and wltnesse d all notable con
tests, liipec.u lly did lie llko DiiscDall,
and bts hoarse volco always went up
with tho shou ts ot the multitude after
a fine play.
Tho second tlmo I met him was at the
stage-door of a thaiter. where "Prof.
Dalmatian's Troani ot Canine Come
dians" was performing. He confessod
to mo tnat he was interested tn we
star, a trim, little who
leaped over chairs, and whom ho nightly
cscor ted to her hotel. Ho said he had
an i nvltatlon from several members of
tho trou po to pass next with
them down at the seashore.
I aseompa nlcd him ton football game
ono day. He knew the game thoroughly,
nnd explained, many of its intricacies
to me. As we left tuo grounds, I suggested
that we walk awhile, as the cars
were crowdinb As wo walked we discussed
the (f am
"I don't like fojtbl 1," I said. "After
all U said about tho sctonco there Is In
It, It Is sport bos ido which pngilism Is a
gentle and re fined art It is brutal"
tie paused short In his walk, and shot
up nt mo tho nVMt perfect expression ol
indlgnunt, wit boring contempt I havo
"Brutal!" he Spluttered; "Bnirru.!
What set of bmtes In your wholo domed
natural history-would act as those maniacs
"I thought you had better sense than
that So you slander us ns all tho rest
of humanity does, do you?"
I tried to appease him. "I said It without
thinking, old boy You seo It Is customary
with us to call everything brutal
that Is savage. Intemperate or crueL"
"Yes; I know It Is," ho interrupted)
"but think what an injustice you dona.
Did you ever know of a brute that was
a drunkard or a glutton or a willful
murderer, or one that was wantonly
cruel, unless he hid bucn trained to it
by n humnn being. W hen a human gets
tho stomach-ache or cramp colic, docs a
dog run up and call it "mad" and shoot It?
"You don't And any Institutions for
curing brutes of tho liquor and mor
phine habits, do you? And yet you taiK
about 'leading a dog's lite.'
"Who keeps bmtes pulling heavy
stages, long af ter they aro
When a minuets drunk, cripples hh
children for life and murders his wife
with an ax or docs other things atrociously
liu -an. j on call him brutnL
Rciflly.jrourMr. Webster orght to revise
his dictionary. Did you ever know
of a brute doing nny of tho things you
call brutal Did you ever "
Hero a greyhound appeared Just
ncrosi. tho strevt; auJ, almost before I
knew It, my friend was upon its neck,
clawing and Chewing it in various
places, and filling tho air with growls
of rngo that almost drowned the
shrieks of terror. Finally tho
victim broko away, leaving a vaulahlng
grey btreak up tho street The aggressor
pursued It a few blocks, until the
futility ot pursuit became cvldont; then
he turned around and trotted back to
"Weill I thank mv lucky dog-star I
waan't born a denied ho
"You seem to havo a grudge against
that one," I said.
I should think I had! WO
had a littlo difficulty the other day, and
gavo mo tho only ueauiy insult ono
ir can clve another ho called rao
nunxiB" II. L. Wilson, in Fuck.
A HAUNCH OF KOODOO.
Borne ot the Thing nu African Sportsman
South Africa may sometimes bo nearly
as hot as India, but there tho hunter,
though a y burl te by temperament, must
bo a Spartan by training-, and almost
necessarily he must be in tiptop condition.
He does his severe exercise In
tho saddlo or on his own shoo leather;
ho cuts his communications with tha
camping place for and knows
nothing of soda water or sandwiches.
Tho air may bo hot and tho work has
been hard, but ha books tho Wagons at
sun down, empty and ravening. If tha
locks pf his liquor case have not been
tampered with. If he has been in fair
sporting luok, and If he bo happy In a
tolerably thoughtful Hottentot cook,
all ts well The supper Is ready to be
served In response to a warning shot
from his rifle, and ho alts down to his
haunch of koodoo or his sirloin of
oland, or to his fricasseed slice of elephant
trunk with sand grouse to follow.
Harris aud Oonlon Cummlng dwell
rather on the killing of tbq gams than
on tho oatlng It Yet they sometimes
record wonderful performances after
prolonged fasts; and llko Livingstone
or Moffat and other Illustrious missionaries,
they own to tho feeling ot inexpressible
blen ctro which stole over
them when nature bad been soothed
aud satisfied with some plentiful but
aimplo meal The worst was that
sometimes when the sport had been exceptionally
gratifying thcro would be
what were comparatively banyan days,
Eland Is us good as beef, and mora Is
the pity, since the antelope la
though he fetched high prices on the
Boulevard Hnusamann during the siege
ot 1'arU, lows casta sadly when he Is
stripped of his giant's robe; tho beautiful
water buck tastes fishy, like most
amphibious or water-haunting beasts,
and tho still rarer roan antelope has
worse faults still. London Saturday
A woman never knows what sho
wants until the finds out what other
HOME HINTS AND HELPS.
Apples are used by French cooks In
almost all fntlt pies, and they glvo that
delicate consistency which is a notablo
feature of their sweet French pastry.
Ttio fruit In many of theso pics Is not
cooked at nil, lint merely warmed
through and seasoned. N. Y. Trlbunet
The Intenso Itching of tho gums
with which tcethlna; Infants suffer
so greatly may bo allnycd by giving
finely cricked loo every few minutes.
A snueerfnl may thus bo given without
danger and tha littlo on 3 soothed and
quieted localise of tho groat relief,
Detroit Free Press.
It Is a (rood plan to keep In tho
pantry one of those cold chests for
desserts nnd other dishes that should
be served directly from the lee. A
good size Is nlout twenty-eight Inches
high, twenty-one Inches wldo nnd
Inches long. This chest
requires only six pound of Ice a day,
and the tcmpenlnre enn bo reduced to
If dealt ed.
One cupful of sugar,
one cupful of treacle, one cupful of butter
(lord will answer, mixed lard and
suet from tho f is bettor),
ono tcaspoontnl of (ringer, one tea-spoonful
of sodt, dtvsdlvod In two tea-spoonfuls
of hotwatir. Make n stiff
dough with flour, and ltnend thoroughly.
Rod ns thin as possible, cut In
small rounds, an 1 hike In n modcralo
ovm, Hoiisi'hnld Monthly. '
Hgrs potchi'd with tomatoes imkn
r. very nlen variety In n flatbnttnmed
rm n I to Let tin hrtve itbout a pint of
conked tmn Hoes; breitk five iir six eggs
inttn pinto nnlnlip In cnre'ully upon
tho hot tomatoes! loosen the whites at
tho edges as they stiffen. When tho
whites lieenmo e gttlated prick tho
yolks so thoy will flow out rook a few
minutes longir anil plain the mivturo
on thin slice. of tmstod bread, slightly
moistened. Ohio 1 'minor.
Ilunanas nnd Cream: Allow six
ripe Inmnns. peel and slice In. n dish,
hiv rendv half n cupful of granulated
sugnr, sprlnk'o ti little over each Isver,
squeezo thn j dee frmn two oranges,
and nut a little over esch laver; when
all nrd prepired, put In thn lee bov for
an hour or more. Before rencly to serve,
whip one pint "of thick, km net cream
with egg-be iter until stlfl". add a littlo
powdered sugtr. Four the bnnanas
carofn'ly Into n handsome dish for tho
table, hive the jj hipped orcam In another
dish Servo the binanas on sweetmeat
dishes, heaped with cream N. Y.
Venetian Almond Cake: Ono and
one-half pounds of flour, ono and one-fourth
poundi ot coarso pondered
sugar, pint of egg-yolks, almond flavoring.
Whisk the nggs and sugar to a
very light batter, add the flavoring;
sift the flour, lightly work It Into tho
bitch, turn It on a tin lined with paper,
spread thn mixture an Inch thick,
sprlnklu the top. thickly with chopped
almonds and crysttl sugar, with jnst a
slight dusting of r,.'d surar sand; bako
In a tnirlerite oven. When cold, remove
tho paper, cut the take Into
squares, thnn out them a nut from
corner to corner, making triangles.
Chocolate I'astlls: Take n littlo
chocolate, which put In n pan over t)ie
fire to melt; stir It with a bpoon; when
it is melted tako half a pound of loaf
sugar, pounded In a mortar and sifted,
which dissolve In n littlo water.
When that Is dono put In the chocnlitc;
If the paste ts ton thick, add a littlo
water, enough to bring It to that degree
of liquidity that It maybe taken
up on a knife; then tako half a sheet ot
paper and cover it with littlo, round,
flat drops, which are called pistils, of
tho size of a slxponce; let them dry
naturally in a cupboanl, and when dry
tako them oft from the paper, and put
them in boxes. Boston Herald.
Wlir It Is Welt far IVrsnns to steep bj
If these were moro numerous than
they are, a great many people, would
bo better off. When ono Is tired, sick,
cross, restless, ho or sho
ought to sleep alono and not
by proximity maladies that
affect him. Tho brute creatures when
slckgoawuy by themselves till they
die or get over their troubles, and this
Instinct a" great many human beings
have; those that have It aro best If Indulged
In It not to tho slightest degree
of neglect, however. Loft to
themrelvcs, tbey can composo their Internal
dissensions, recover their lost
equilibrium, and get back their habitual
rate of "vibration;" whereas, If
continually disturbed, and "crossed,"
and Interrupted, they aro a long tlmo
in getting back to the normal.
Where two children In a family must
share the vtine room, In a great many
cases they would bo better off to havo
two single beds rather than one wide
double bed. Wo can share n great
many things with those wo loro, but
solltudo clings to us from birth to
death. We come Into the world alone,
we must go out of It nlonn, Inn certain
Important pense, and to get nnd keep
our "bearings" wo must sometimes bo
loft alone. It is good that we should
be. He who has his bed to himself may
be essentially alono for a porttou of tha
twenty-four hours, may hove himself
to himself, and adjust his internal
mechanism to his own satisfaction.
For a great many woes and Ills, solltudo
Is n balm what we call solitude for
when alone tho Immaterial asserts Itself.
Hi" actual fitdis, tho real Is present
with us. N, Y, Advocate,
Tie Handsomest Lady in
I oieiiiatkcdlou frit til tlio
other ilit) that 4iu know Komp'H lla'
sain t ihu lliiunl und lungs we n
ti ailur ti'iiiiil), a- It btopp d luir
couifh liiktaiill) when oilier tenudl
hud no cll'xt whalctir. 8o lo ln
lhli mid i out Inn wm ul It- merit any
diluglols will gliu ii i u miiijite bottle
frie, Mmo h't Wo Mid, 1,00.
Hall's llnir Itonewer will keep tho
hair vigorous aud hoalthy aud a nat
f V Jf -
I even if the
itr a little
ill wrong. "We
to fit any
body too fat
it oeen able to
can do it.
ill J. E.
M If v- n oyliimniillr itriitudiiint. w? s-Js-
89. HOPKINSVILLE, KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8. IS)2. TWICE K. WEEK AT $2 A BLK.'
Arooomingin almost dally,
and our large cloak room
shows more cloaks than all
other houses combined, in
faotweare so far ahead of
others that we don't consider
that we have any competition
at all, You run no
risk in buying of us. "We handle
no goods that we cannot
reoommend, the style and fit
is perieot and the lowest
possible price is fixed on every
,, i ... . ,.5asgfe
TTr""7''i hi in inr'irrri ii- j T PTrt
i 1 1
V V'?j'"y V S S
BASSETT & CO.
HIM Ul P 1 III
PRETTY and CHEAP,
Plates JO cts.
Cup 5' Saucer ' 15 cts.
Fruit Saucer ' S cts,
Umbrellas, choice new
goods, right out of
factory To go on
at onco tit tho prices
other merchants pay.
"When you boo it In our ndrorlisemont
HERE'S GOOD NEWS
for tho littlo ones and their mama's
too. Sir. Bassett vbllo in Now York
km forluunto enough to eccuro from
tho largo importing house of Weillor
fc Sous, nil their mid pi oh of dolli,toys
aud albums AT LESS THAN HALF
tho cost of importing do you catch
what Y.o say NOT 1IALF but LESS
THAN HALF no are going to Mill
thum cheaper thau oVor hoard of bo
fore Duo notico of tho salo will bo
-! .. -il. !,
kiicu, ivi n.
Sixty Million Duthels of WheatA
Bushel forEtery Inhabitant of tho
United StctesTho Kansas
Crop of 02.
Never In the hlstoiy (if Kansas hat
that Stale hail muh bountiful ctups n
litis jciir. 'Ilio cntinot t;ol
oiiougii litmus to tiit.ii imp,
and tliu Santa Ku ltullmnd lm tiiadi;
Micclal lulcs from Kiuiimu Cti and
other 31iesoutl lthur towns, to I ml mo
liancfcl hamls to go into the Slnle.
'I lie M heat ctoti ol the Slaio will .he
lioin sixty to million
and tlicqiiillty U high. Ihc glass
cio 1 1 Ik made, audi a uy laifcn ono;
the potatoes, ro, bailey and out
nopK u I iv inailo, and luiyc.
Tho weather has been prnjiiilou lor
torn, unit It la tliocKanest, best looking
com to bo found In tho colmli)
to-day. Cheap rules will bo matte
Iroui Chicago, tit. mid nil points
on the Santa To cast of tho Misimul
Itlver, to all Kana points, on Aug.
:0 and September 27. mid these excursion
will yhen clinnco for eas'ern
tanners to sco what tho great
State can do. A good map of
Kaunas will be mailed ficu upon application
to Jno J. JJi)iio, C2J
HlotW, Chicago, 111., together
with reliable statistics aud
about Kansas lands.
Tlio first steam firo
ougino was shown in Now York m
Au honest Swodo tolls his etory in
plain but unmistakable language for
tho benefit of tho public. "Ouo'or'jny
children took a sovoro cold and, got
tho crouii I cava her n teasnoouiul
of Chamborlaln'a Cough Roroedy, and
m nvo miuuios later i gavo tior ono
tuoro. By this timo alio had to cgugh
up tho gathoring in hor throat. Thou
buo woni 10 Bleep anu slept good for
CfUwa minutes. Thou sho gotup
and thou sho went back Uo
bed and slopt good for tho romaindir
ot tlio ulgtit, btio got thu croup th
Bocond night and I gao her tho s&raa
remedy with tho Bamo good results,
Iwntothis because I thought tlioro
might bo some ono iu tho same need
and not kuow tho truo merits of this
wonderful modicino. Cnisixs "A.
TnoMrJEEN, Dos Moines, Iowa. 25
aud 50 cont bottles (or salo by
& Wood, druggists.
In the manufacture ot broadcloth
tlioro aro 85 processes through which
each fioco roust go.
Lomon Chemical Co. I regard your
Chill Tenia the host I hnvu uvor tried)
in fact I gpont half my salary for chill
medicine for my daughter and used
auinitio jackols for hor, aud all this
id no good until I giuo her Lemon
Chill Tonlo, and sho is tho
healthiest child iu our neighborhood:
is fat and oats all sho can got; aud I
gladly Uatify to a tonlo that has such
merit. Insist on getting the gouulno
"Lemou" Chill Tonlo.
DAVID E. SPABKS.
For salo and guaranteed by It, 0,
ilatdwtck, Hopkinsvillo. und Mnson
& Wills. Nowstiad, Ky.
TTUt sotinda sro thoto that fill tho slumbrous
Tho ' tint llnr, llnir," of df st
Arta In bsppr childhood, (res from care,
I trtco the cows through ronnjr runhlloir
With tmrf, trown ft t psuse testae the strftn
Whost bialti with ferns nnJ llotftrs wild are
Just the suntet'a (tlowlni? psgesnta Blf om
O tr ooJeI Mils, beforo the fsle wnr.
The squirrel ptoses In his mJ career
Towatrh me, with ssfscloua. quitting eyes!
Vespers bj wooJ birds warbling far and near
Incite attempts to whistle weird replies.
Hut "ting a ling, line ling," again I hearl
Tbs cos adraneo with stumbling gilt and
With crumpled horns and well ailed bsgs the
Me resting place, and homeward I must go.
AM ling. I In if, lint Ung, ling, llngt"
Whst sweeter tnuslo tired brain ran greetf
Hack to the preientl sad awalienlngi
Tts hut the ragman's bell, out oa the street!
Warner Willis flics, InCountryaenllemaa.
Minister's Fntbotlo Story of a
I first aaw Itarton Jerome la tho summer
of '89. He was slowly dying ot
consumption, in a re mo to camp out la
the Mubas foot-Mils, and a hardy fallow
miner had brought me to his cot.
Imploring ma to remain with him until
"llart ha something on his mind,"
,he explained, hesitatingly. "Wo all
think he has a confession to malic, and
If you stay, It is bound to come, sooner
or later. I think he'll dla happier,
with tho load token oft Ms conscience,
llart un' mo bath linro a bit ot gold
tared up, and wo can pay you well for
the trouhlo of staying. It won't bo
long now, anyway. You'll got camp
rations thrown In, an' It's as healthy
hero In tho foot-hills as you'd find it
anywhere; better stay with llart, sir,
till tho endl '
I grasped Hubo Sawyer's honest,
roughened band, "I will remain on
ono condition that you will not even
think of future payment. I am out
hero on a needed vacation, tho climate
agrees with rao and I can hunt and
fish, whllo at the tamo time I can help
you nurae your dying comrade."
The miner's ejus glistened. "You'yo
got a heart, sir, an' I am glad of It.
Now, tako a look at llart. lie's as tine
a lad as you'd wish to ccj or, at .least,
was before this wasting nwuy began."
Together tho place, which
was part tent, part dugout On a low
cot by tho door lay a man still young
in years, his faco and form bearing the
traces of proat physical beauty. I remember
thinking what ho must havo
been In health and strength, and then
suddenly his eyes were turned upon
rao. They were large, gray and piercing,
such oyes as are never forgotten.
And ho extended u thin, shapely band
"You are tho minister from tho cast
that Hart heard Ot below and promised
to bring me It ho could. Well, It
was mighty good of you to como. I belong
In the cast, too, you sec New
York's my state, and"
"It is also mine," I Interrupted,
pressing his long, white flngern.
"Hut you'll get back to It again, an'
I won't!" he cried, with n frown "I've
cot to dlo hare In the Mubaa foot-hills,
an' Rubo has promised to bury mo just
outside ot cump. I'vo lain hero six
months an' over, au' It's a long, long
death, llettcr dla at once, an' done
"You are quite ready to die?" r
asked, looking him full hi the face.
Ills lioylsh gray eyes fell beneath ray
"No, I ain't, sir, un' that's why I
wanted you to cornel I've got a good
'deal to say and something to do before
tho la&f chaptorenda. I'll rend you the
book of my life If you've a mind to
listen, some day. Hut how long can
"As long as you think you need me,"
I answered. And honest llube Bawyer
seized my right hand in grateful
acknowledgment, whllo Uarton Jerome
feebly grasped my left.
"Yon rosemblo my father," tho latter
said, after a pause. "He Is a Fulton
county Jerome. Must bo living there
yet, anyway I hope sol Ever been In
I nodded In the nfllrmatlTC.
"I was born and raised there," the
young man continued, "I think"
Hut a violent spell of coughing came
on, and I hastily withdrew, fearing he
might be tempted to begin talking
"Hart's Is a bad case," said Rube
Sawyer, with a sigh. "Tho valley doctor
says ho can't live a weekl So you
won't have long to stay, after all."
"Has your friend heard from home
lately?" I asked.
"Hart never gals letters from nobody,"
sighed Rube again. "An' bo's
&ot a mother, for ho told rao so. I
reckon she loves Mm a Bight, too. It
lsn t every mother mat has sucn a son
for looks.. You should hae seen him
Lwhen he first came to thn hills.
'Btralffht as an arrow, and six foot tall,
K an Inch. An' then sucn bright eyes
and eurly hatrl I liked Mm at first
sight, an' I like Hart yet Hut he's got
somo secret that was, eating his lite
away from tha start 'Taln't tho oil-mate)
The rest's nil sound and healthy,
Hart's Jutt fretting his heart out over
Boraa past wrong-doing. Hut he's been
the finest fellow In camp, an' the boys
all like him. Was always doing a kind
turn when well, An' now ho's dylngt
My, mvl I hate to think that! There'll
V bo folks In the cast as will bo awful
sorry to honrl He may tell you all
ybout himself, an' then, again, ho may
'ot. Hut Uube Sawyer doesn't caro to
Itnow, I'vo nursed Hart like abrotber,
though I'vo none myself. I'd do It
again Just for tho smllo and kind word
ho can give."
There were tears In the miner's eyes,
and, while he brushed them away, I
turned In to tie cot, pretending not to
see. Harton Jerome was lying In on
uneasy slumber, ids clear-cut faco
turned towards mo, I had time then to
study It carefully, and I tried to rend
tha story ot his wasted young life.
What had he been? Whathnd ho done?
Why was he dying there alone, content
to make no sign? Theso questions
camo again and again. There wore
weak lines on his clean-shaven fuce,
telling that he had been easily Influenced
for cood and evil. He must
have beon brought up carefully and
prayerfully, Hut he had early gone
astrayl I knew that, even then. Ills,
hollow cheeks and sunken eyes ware
surely tho ravages of former dissipation
and wrong-doing. They had not
come in a day.
And Harton Jerome spoko aloud, as
he toosod upon his hard cott
"I took It, mother, and I'vo got to got
Father will soon find It outl Don't
kiss raol I don't descrro "
Ho awoke, with n shuddering sigh,
and his large eyes were fixed upon me.
"Who aro youl Oh, yes, I rememberl
the minister Rubo brought! Ho thinks
I am going to die, and I guess t am.
Did I say anything In my sleep? I
otten do bod dreams, you seel"
"You spoko of taking something," I
Uts thin, whito faco flushed painfully.
"Ahl yesl" he faltered, "I must
havo meant my medlclncl It's tlmo to
tako It, nowl I feel sometimes that It's
bound to build mo up yell When tho
cooler weather comes I'll get moro rest,
'And then?"1 I repeated, as the poor
"Old I'll get better thcnl" he added,
hopefully. "Hut you don't believo
that, I know. Yet Hubo can tell you
I'vo been far worse than you sco mo
I took his hot fingers Into my own.
"Barton Jerome, have you a mother?"
"Yes," Ids answer but a whisper.
"And you loved her onco?"
"Don't say thatl 1 love hor still!" ha
cried, passionately. "Hat I'vo got to
dlo without hor without hor! 0 Oodl
"Why witltitthor?" I persisted.
"Hecstisn rho does not know my
whereabouts because I dare not let
her know! And she could not como to
me, It I did. It is too late! too late!"
Ills white faco was buried deep In
the rough pillow,
"Suppose wo write to her," I suggested.
"A truo mother can forglvo
and forget any and everything."
"No, nol" he gapped. "You must not
write! Rubo docs not know, no ono
knows It hero, but I am a fugttlvo
I did not say I thought as much; that
would havo been positive cruelty! Hut
I drew poor Harton Jerome's wasted
faco to my breast and pillowed It
"Youaroagood man, or you wouldn't
do that," ho faltered at last "Mother
used to hold mo In her arms just so
when I was a little fellow. Hut father
was always cold and stern! 1 couldn't
have dono what I did if ho had been
different I I w ant to tell you about
It before I go. Yon can wrlto to
mother when all Is over but not now,
not now. I might get well, and It
lie had another fit ot then.
'and I laid him back on tho cot, white
"It won't bo long nowl" sighed Rube
Sawyer, stealing In on tiptoe. "An
wouldn't It nigh about kill his mother
to sco him lyln' sot After all. It's just
as well she doesn't know. I'll watch
him to-night as careful as sho would
herself. Yon can sleep there In tho
other bunk. If I need you I'll call."
So I retired from Harton Jerome's
cotsido. It proved a long, long night,
for I could not sleep. And neither did
our patient Ho moaned and tossed
about, and once he again spoke aloud.
Rubo and I both caught tho words.
They were: "Mother, father forglvo,"
"I reckon they would," the miner
whispered. "Wish they could sco him
now. What's tho boy done, anyhow?"
"He will tell me -yet," I answered,
"if bo lives long enough,"
And tho next day, Harton Jeroma
rallied. Ho was even strong enough to
sit up for an hour, by tho open door. It
was then ho told Rubo and mo tho
whole story of his blasted life. He
kept nothing back, and he did not trr
to excuse himself in the least It was
briefly this. Ha was an only son, and
he had been carefully brought up and
educated. Hut soon after leaving college,
ho had learned to gamble. Then
he last heavily, and to cancel tho bad
debts Incurred ho deliberately opened
his father's safe, and took therefrom a
thousand dollars. After confessing all
to his still loving mother, ho fled from
home, and did not stop until he reached
tho Pacific coast There he drifted
from bad to worse, until ho finally
brought up at the littlo mining camp,
out In tho Mubas foot-hills, where I
had found him tho day before.
When ho finished his not uncommon
story, I mado no eommonts. They
were not necessary. He was young,
and erring, and ho wrviio dying.
"I want to make restitution," he said
at last "lean do It now, thanks to
Rubol He made some Investments for
us both that have turned out well, and
I can pay father back, ten-fold. You
must send It at onco. I will make out a
check for all I havo. My bank book Is
In that coat behind tho door. Sorry I
put off writing so long! I'm not equal
tor. letter nowl But you can say all I
wish him to know. Don't mention my
being so Hit It would only worry
"You must write to them yourself," I
said, decidedly, "if It Is only the one
word forglvo hero aro pen ond papeil"
"You think that would dortr?"
He look tho pen then, and traced tho
beautiful word In a BcrawL He tried
to sign his name, but could not Ills
suddon.jitrength desorted htm, and he
fell back In n faint Rub. and I were
along timo In restoring him to consciousness.
Indeed we onco thought ho
had left us forever, lint Harton Jerome
lived a full fortnight longor, and
I have never regretted my stay
In that remote and far-away
camp. We had many a precious
talk together, and he died at last a
thoroughly repentant lad, whoUy at
peace with his Maker. I wrote to his
parents, making the restitution ha desired,
and also inclosing his letter ot
ono word, 'Torglve." For ho was ntr
cr strong enough afterwards to wrlto
more. And their loving answer eamo
tho very morning ho passed away.
They gave him their full and free forgiveness,
and oh, how they begged hli4
to come hornet His dying lips were
pressed to the letter again and again.
"Forgiven by God, aud father and
mother, tool" ho whispered. "Oh, It
was too much to hopo for, and now to
think It Is truot You'll bury this letter
"And Rubo must dig my grave, just
outside tha camp."
I promised again.
"Then, good-by! All forglvenl Isn't
And with that, tho boyish head fell
back on the pillow, and tho glad gray
oyes were closed forever. I'oor Harton
Jerome had gone to his long bome.
Ah, the way o! tho transgressor,
young or oldl Is It not hard Indeed?
furs. Fludleyllraden, InN. Y. Observer.
Jatnoa S. McOarry, of Franklin Pa,
was chosen euprome councilor ot the
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