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FAIR PLAY, STE. GENEVIEVE, MISSOURI. ,
Dy NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
Conitnwltott Gtotgt S. Barton
writer, was born
In Salem, Mnss.,
July 4, 1S04. His
days were spent
In Salem, but when
he was 14 year
old, the family
moved to Maine.
Here tho younc
lnd continued the
solitary walks of'
which ho was bo
fopd. but In th"
of the narrow
streets of Salem.
Rvpn nt thla oiflv
dnt- ho had ncqulred a taste for writ
ing, and carried a little blank book
In which he Jotted down his notes.
After n, year In Maine, Hawthorne
returned to Salem to prepare for col
lege. He amused himself by publishing
n manuscript periodical, and nt times
speculated upon tho profession ho
would follow In tho future.
For some years Hawthorne lived in
Concord, Mass., In the old Manse, and
wrote "Mosses from nn Old Manse,"
"Twico Told Tales" and "Grandfather's
Chair." Ho Joined tho IJrook Farm
colony at West Itoxbury, but found
that tho conditions there suited neither
his taste nor his temperament, and he
remained but one year.
While serving as surveyor of cus
toms nt Salem ho found among Borne
old papers a largo lotter "A" embroid
ered on red cloth, nnd speculating upon
the origin and history of the letter, his
Imagination was so stirred, that upon
his retirement from office he wrote
The Scarlet Letter."
Some other stories of rfawthorno nrc
"The niithcdalo Itomance," "The Won
der Book," "The Snow Image." "Sep
timus Felton" nnd "The Dolllver Ro
manco" were left unfinished nt tho au
thor's death. Ho died at Plymouth.
N. H., on tho 19th of May, 1884. and
five days later was buried at Sloepy
Hollow, a beautiful cemetery at Con
cord where he used to walk under tho
pines when living nt the old Manse.
Over his gravo Is a simple stono. In
scribed with tho single word, "Haw
thorne." ONE summer morning over two
centuries ngo the grass plot he
fore the Jail In Irlson Lnne
was occupied by macy of tho Inhabi
tants of Hoston. The door opened and
tho town beadle appeared followed by
a young woman carrying a baby about
three months old. On the breast of
Jior gown, In red cloth, appeared the
letter A, and It was that scarlet letter
which drew nil eyes toward her.
The place appointed for her punish
ment was not far from the prison door,
nnd In spite of the agony of her heart,
Hester Prynno passed with almost a
serene deportment to the scaffold
where the pillory was set up, and un
der the weight of a thousand unre
lenting eyes the unhappy prisoner sus
tained herself as best a woman might.
A small, Intelligent appearing man,
-on the outskirts of the crowd nttracted
Hester's attention, nnd he In his turn
eyed her till, seeing that she seemed
to recognize him, he laid his linger on
Then, speaking to n townsman he
said, "I pray you, good sir who Is this
woman, and wherefore Is she set up to
"You must needs bo a stranger,
friend," said the townsman, "else you
would have heard of Mistress Hester
I'rynne. She hath raised a scandal
In godly Master DImmesdale's church.
The penalty thereof Is Tlenth, but tho
magistracy in their mercy, have
doomed her to stand a. space of three
hours on the platform of tho pillory,
and for tho remainder of her life to
wear a mark of shame in her bosom."
"A wise sentence!" remarked the
stranger. "It irks me, nevertheless,
that the partner of her Iniquity should
not at least stand by her side. But lie
will lie known he will bo known !"
Rev. Mr. DImmesdiilo, a young min
ister of high native gifts, wiio bad al
ready wide eminence In his profes
Minn, was urged to exhort Hester to re
pentance and confession. Addressing
her, ho advised that she name her fel
low sinner even If he had to step from
a high position to stand beside her,
for it was better so than to hide a
guilty heart through life.
Hester shook her head, keeping her
place upon the pedestal of shame with
nn air of weary Indifference.
That night her child writhed In con
vulsions, and a physician, Mr. Itoger
Chllllngworth, none other than the
stranger Hester had noticed In the
crowd, was called. Having eased the
baby's pain lie turned and said: "Hes
ter, I ask not wherefore thou Imsh
fallen Into the pit. It was my folly
and thy weakness. What had I a
man of thought to do with youth and
beauty like thine? I might have known
that in my long nbsenco this would
"I have greatly wronged thee," mur
"Wo have wronged each other," he
.answered. "Hut I shall seek th!s man
whosu name thou wilt not reveal, and
.sooner or later ho must bo mine. I
shall contrive nothing against his life.
Let him live. Ono thing, tnou that wast
my wife, I ask. Thou hast kept Ills
namo secret. Keep likewise, mine. Let
thy husband be to tho world ns ono nl
ready dead, and broatho not tho secret,
.above all to the man thou wottest of."
"I will keep thy secret as I have his."
Freed from prison Hester did nW
flee, but established herself In a small
cottage Just outside the town, Incur
ring no risk of want for she possessed
the art of needlework which provided
food for herself nnd child. Hho had
named the little one "Pearl," lis being
of great price, and little Pearl grew up
a lovely child. People wished to take
her nway nnd the matter was dis
cussed In the mother's presence by
Governor IJelllngliain and his guests
Ilev. John Wilson, Ilev. Mr. Dtmmcs
dale, and Dr. Chllllngworth.
"God gave me tho child i" cried Hes
ter, nnd turning to the young clergy
man, Mr. Dlmmesdnle, she exclaimed,
"Speak thou for mo. Thou wast my
pastor. Thou knowest what Is in my
heart and what are a mother's rights,
and how much the stronger they are
when that mother has but her child
and the scnrlet letter I I will not loose
the child! Look to It!"
"There Is truth In wlint she saya,"
began the minister. "There is a qual
ity of awful sacredness between this
mother and tills child, it Is good for
tills poor sinful woman that she hath
an Infant conllded to her cart to be
trained by her to righteousness. Let
us leave them ns providence hath seen
lit to place them!"
"You spenk, my friend, with a
strange earnestness," said Itogcr Chll
llngworth, smiting at him.
"He bath adduced such arguments
that wo will leave the matter as it
stands," said the governor. The af
fair being so satisfactorily concluded,
Hester and Pearl departed.
ilev. Mr. DImmesdale's health fail
ing he consulted Dr. Chllllngworth.
Taking hint as a patient, the doctor de
cided to know tlie man's Inmost nature
before trying to heal him. Arrange
ments were mndc for the two men to
lodge together so that he might be con
stantly under tho doctor's observation.
As Doctor Chllllngworth proceeded
with his investigation, begun as he
imagined with the Integrity of n judge
desirous only of truth, n terrible fas
ciuntion seized lilm nnd Insisted that
he do its bidding. He now dug Into
the poor clergyman's heart, like a
miner seeking gold; and Mr. Dlniines
dale grew to look at him with nn un
Often Mr. Dlmmesdnle tried to
speak tho truth of his past from the
pulpit but had cheated himself by
confessing his sinfulness in general
terms. Once. Indulging In the mockery
of repentance, he mouuted the scaffold
where Hester had stood. There was
no danger of discovery for everyone
was asleep. Even so he was surprised
by Hester nnd Pearl, returning from
a death lied in the town, and pres
ently by Itogcr Chllllngworth.
"Who Is thnt man?" gasped Mr.
Dlmmesdnle, In terror. "I shiver at
him, Hester. Canst thou do nothing
for me? I have a nameless horror of
Itememberlng her promise, Hester
"Worthy sir," snld the doctor, ad
vanclng to the platform, "pious Mas
ter Dlmmesdnle! Can this be you?
Come, good sir, I pray you, let me lend
you home! You should study less, or
these night-whimsies will grow upon
Hester now resolved to do what
she could for the victim whom she saw
In her former husband's grip. One
day she met the old doctor in tho
woods seeking herbs and Implored him
to be merciful, saying that she must
now reveal the secret of their former
relationship no matter what befell.
A week later Hester awaited the
clergyman in the forest and told him
about Itogcr Chllllngworth and their
relationship, bidding htm hope for a
new life beyond the sea in some rural
"Thou shalt not go nlone," she whis
pered. Arthur Dlramesdale nttained the
proudest eminence a New England
clergyman could reach. He had
preached tho election sermon on the
holiday celebrating the election of n
Hester had taken berths to Eng
land, and on tho holiday the shipmas
ter Informed her that Hoger Chilling
worth had hooked passage on the same
vessel ; saying nothing, she turned nnd
stood by the pillory with Pearl.
The minister, surrounded by leading
townsmen, halted at the scaffold and
calling Hester and Pearl to him mount
ed the sculfold steps. Telling Hester
ho was a dying man and must hasten
lo assume his shame, he turned to the
market-place nnd spoke with a voice
that nil could hear.
"People of New England ! At last, at
last I stand where seven years since I
should have stood. Lo, tho scarlet let
ter which Hester wears ! Ye have all
shuddered at it ! ISut there stood one
in the midst of you, at whose brand of
sin ye have not shuddered,"
Willi a convulsive motion ho tore
away tho ministerial gown from bin
breast. It was revealed ! Then sink
ing down on the scaffold he died, his
head resting on Hester's bosom.
Afterwards, coiilllctlng account
arose about tho scene on the scaffold.
Many testilled to seeing a scarlet let
ter on tho minister's bosom, while oth
ers denied It, saying that DImmesdale's
confession implied no part of Hester's
linger Chllllngworth died, bequeath
ing his property to Pearl.
Hester and Pearl II veil In England
for years, then. Pearl marrying, Hester
returned alone to tho little dwelling
by tho forest.
Copyright, 1919, by tho Tost Publishing Co.
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TO GIVE UP OFFICE
SAYS HE WILL FIGHT TO PUT
DOWN REBELLION IN
SUCCESSOR MUST BE ELECTED
President Scheduled to Leave Capital
for Vera Cruz Says Presidency
Mu3t Not Be a Prize of Mili
Mexico City. Itefusal to abandon
the presidency in face of the menace
of rebellion featured a manifesto Is
sued on the occasion of the national
holiday by President Ciirruir.u.
The President annoimeed that lie
would light to a finish to put down tho
rebellion, and that he would not turn
over the presidency to anyone except
a legally elected successor.
He enunciated the principle of the
elimination of the coup d'etat from
Mexican politics, asserting that the
presidency must not lie a prize for
El Paso. Tex. President Cnrrnnzn
was scheduled to leave Mexico City
for Vera Cruz, according to a telegram
received from Nogales, Ariz., by La
Patrla, a Spanish language newspa
per published here.
The message was signed by A. Al
mnda. head of the revolutionists' de
partment of Information and propa
ganda at Nogales.
In view of the reports received
earlier in the day that railroad serv
ice from Mexico City to Vera Cruz
bad been suspended, some doubts were
expressed here as to the probability
that the Mexican chief executive bud
been aide to depart. It was pointed
out, however, that as a result of tho
critical situation of the federal govern
ment, a special elfort might have been
made to run a special train for Presi
The text of the message relating to
Cnrranzu received by La Patrla fol
"Carranza, accompanied by minis
ters, leaves for Vera Cruz. Some days
ago he sent his son-in-law, Candido
.vtun.M, iinuuu iu uru uua who au j
Washington. I'nconflrmed advices j
received ly agents ol the Mexican
revolutionary movement said the Car
ranza garrison at Torreon had re
volted. Other advices to the agents said no
trains were permitted to leave Mexico
City and that the Carranza minister
of railways had ordered all nvallablu
rolling stock concentrated iu the capi
tal. RAILROADS SEEK GIG L
ASK UNITED STATES C0NGR2SS
Money Needed to Purchase New
Equipment Banks Refuse Them
More Than 2150,000,000
WnshliiKton. An additional CO,.
000,000 duriiiK tills year to llii-iiuu tho
construction of freight caw was asued
of Congress by the railroad execu
tives. " E. X. I'.rown, chairman of the board
of the St. Louts and San FruncKco
road, speaking for the executives, said
this sum was necessary to build 100,
000 cars and 11,000 locomotives innnedl
ately needed by the roads.
The coiniinnies themselves, he tsetl
lled, could not borrow this tiiimunt on
their own credit even should the In
terstate Commerce Commission allow
a Kcneral freight rate Increase.
ISrown said the roads were short
L'liO.OOO freight cars, O.r.lO passenger
cars and !i,l!i() locomotives. They havo
ordered on their own account, he said,
i!7,"7S cars and .VIS locomotives, pay
ing an average of 7 per cent on
equipment trust certillcates.
"Hankers have told us that it will
be impossible to obtain on the iir.est
ment markets more than $1 00,01 Ki.ooO
or $ir,n,ooo,oo," Sllill ...iml t,.lt UlH
amount will lie nt a rapidly advain-in;
rate of Interest. The present orders
represent about .f 14 1,000,000 Iu costs."
If Congress would authorize I lie Im
mediate use of $1'J.,(M 10,000 from the
.S'iOO.000,000 revolving fund provided
by tho transportation act, lie said, tlm
loan of another SdOO.OOO.OOO later would
fulllll the requirements.
, The railroad executives were called
before the committee as the result of
requests from Western grain men that
Congress appropriate ijsiOO.ooo.ooo for
vast quantities of foodstuffs were being
held In storage iu the West because of
a lack of cars and that tills wns a
contributing factor to the high cost of
England Crltieiies Frank Mornn.
London. "An unlovely light" wa3
the verdict of the Dally .Mail on Frank
Moran's reappearance recently against
Tom Cowler. The writer coiuluded
thai they were equally bad, but says
"Mornn failed to reveal a punch of any
note nnd ids swings were woefully
.laz: Concert Given by Wireless.
Clmnipnli:n., Ill Paul (J. P.usey sur
prised Twin City people by sending n
"Jazr." band concert by wireless from
Champaign to Uibana.
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"The mealiest man I know is a
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"What 1st the matter with lilm?"
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Catarma! neatness Cannot Be Cured
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result Unless the Inllammatlon can be re
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mal condition, hearlnii may bo destroyed
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