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THE DAILY CAIRO BOLLET
CAIKO. ILLINOIS. TUESDAY MOBNING, MAY 16, 1882.
Mayor N. B. Thlstlewood.
TroBiiurur T. J . Kerlh. ,
Cler Ii-btniili. J, Foley.
Counselor Win. B. GllWt.
Marshal-L. II. Meyer,
Attorney William Uer.drlck.
H'lAHU or aLDIXaUM.
Kiral Ward-Win. McHale.T. M. Klmbrongh.
Second Ward-J" llinkle, 0. N. Uuitnaa.
Third Ward B. F, Wake, John W ood.
Fourth Werd-Cuarlee O. Patter, Adolph Swo-
"rlft'li WardT. W. Holiday. Ernest B. Pttlt.
rircult J'ldit O. .1 . Hnkrr.
Circuit Clrk-A. II. Inrtn.
Couuty Judu-K. H Yocitm.
Couiuy Clerk 8. J. Humm.
County Altorney-J. M. Jtamron.
County Treamiror-M)l.e W. Parkur.
Coroner-K Fitzgerald , .
County CornmlMioneri-T. W. Ballld&y, J. A.
01 htm and 1'eUr Saup,
CtAlKU BAPTIST Corner Tenth and Poplar
) trLuj preaching fir-laud third Hundaye In
ac montu. 11 a- m.aod7:p. m.-. prayer meet-
inCKCn OF TUB KKDKKM BR (Bplacopa')
C KoiSiiiith ttnieti Banday 7 M a m. lloly
Kwrhnrli-f a. ni., Sunday achool ; I1AW a.m.,
Monllnfi Prayer.; 7 P- R,n,n ''
P. Oavcuport. . T. U. Bactor.
tflrWT MISSIONARY BAPTIST CUCKCU
V PnachlnK at 10:SO a. 8 p. m.. and 1P--!,..
b acuool at 7:80 p. m Ret. T. J. bhore.
f CTilBKAN-Tnlrteeutn tUeeti ferrll Sab
j bathl.su a. m.; Bonday acboolJ p.m. Rev.
MKTHODIST-Cor. Klirhtb and Walnot atraeU.
Preachl,. Sabbath l :u a m. and 7 p. m
tanday Hcnool at tm p. m. Rut. J. A-Scarreu,
IjkFMBYTKKIAS-EtKhUi itrert; preathtnit on
ii J p. m. Ke b. Y. Ueorn. paator.
CT. JOUKPirS-Romw Catholic) Corn' Cj
b and Walnut street; aenrice Sabbath 10 .80 1.
Sunday School at p. m.; Vaaperi i I P;
rv-U every day at 8 a. m. Ret. O'Bara, Priest.
CT PATKICK'tMKoman Catholic) Corner Ninth
3 street and Washiniftun na:oMT1c!,?1?;
oath 6 and 10 a. m.; Vesper. J I p. m.; I
I p.m. services everyday at 8 am. Hev. Maateraou
C. R. TIME CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R.R.
Mall l:1J.mtMaU tm
Accoradtiun.ll:lrtam Express... "v1,0?-
, Express 4:Jp.m Accomdatlo. i P m
cffHTW 1 t. R U
.... 4:Ma.mtMall 5:00 p. m
iii'Uim UEiutru n:ia.m
8T. L. AC. U. R.
Exprci.; l'rJS a m I
Accoua'datloD. 1:) p.m
ST L., I.M
V.pMia f n LT M
Eiprena P m
A 8 K. R.
tBipre l:S0 p m
Aecom canon. :ttp m tAccom'datlou.ll.iia.m
WABASH. ST. IXUIS A .PACIFIC B'Y CO.
Mall t Hi .... :00a.m 'Mall 4 Ex.... P
Dally except Sunday, t Bally.
MOBILE 4 OHIO R. R-
Mall :am.Mall IMp.m.
Kxprui 6 a.m. Kxpra T.iS p.m.
LLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. louis and Chicago.
Tho Onlv ine Hunninu;
O DAILY TRAINS
O IProm Cairp,
Making Direct Connection
E ASTE ilNLIN ES.
Tbainb Li Caiho:
Arrlvltgln St. Lotii. :45 a.m.; Chicago, 8:30n.ra.;
Conuccilnif at Odin and Effingham for Cincin
nati, LouUvllle, liidiaDapollaaad point. Eaet.
ll:LO a.m. Bt. Iouls and Wfatern
Arrlvlni? In St. Loul7:05p. m., and connecting
tot all point Wert.
.4:20 p.m. Fiuat Kxpreaa.
lor St LouIh and CUlcaco. arriving at St. Lonla
to:40p.m., and Chicago 7rJ) a.m.
.i on r, ,n. CMnoinnHtl Kxpreaft..
Arrlvlne at Cincinnati 7:tO a.m.; Lounville 7:80
am.; Indlanauolta 4:tK a.m. V'?.
thts train reach tho above point 1 J to JO
Uol'RS In advance of any other route.
jrhe4"!rt p. m. expreaa has PULLMAN
bLtKI'IMJ CAR Cairo to Cincinnati, without
ehanuea.and through alooperato St. lonla and
Fast Time Kast.
n., wm, f.no J Mb line go through lo Eaut.
l aSSCIlfferS polnta without any delay
ean.ed by Sunday InU'rvunlne. The Saturday after
noon train from Cairo arrive. In new York Monday
tornlutatl0:.'l5. Thlrty-etx houraln advanceol
ny oilier route, , , ,
rrFor tlirongh ticket, and further Information,
apply at Illinois Ceutral Railroad Dopot, Cairo.
JAS. JOHNSON, J. H. JONBS,
(Jen . Southern Agent. Ticket Agent.
A. O. HANSON, Hon. PaM. Agent. Chicago
gT. LOUIS & CAIRO R. R.
TRAINS RUN A3 FOLLOWS.
Expruna and Mall leave Cairo, every day except
Bnnday, at 10:25 a. m. Arrlvta 4:36 p. m.
Accommodation arrive! at U:04 p. m. and do
parta at I : p. m.
l!0RGE II. LEACII, M. D.
Phvioian and Surgoon,
Spoclal attotitlon paid to the Homeoimtlilc treats
mont of aurglcal diiouaea, luddlavaaua of woman
OfUce: OnHthBtwot, oppoelto tho PoatOfuco,
J)R, W. C. J0CELYN,
OFFICE-Blghth Btreet, seat Comtrerci! Avanaa
jyn. e. w. wniTLOCK,
. Omoi No. 18 Commercial Anna, batwtta
$500 REWARD !
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York Circular, free. II. C. WILLAUJj, Oeu'l
Agent U. 8. and Canada, Troy, N. Y.
II K REGULAR CAUJO AND PADCCAH
HENRY E. TAYLOR
Ltavoi Paducah for Cairo daliy f Sunday except
d) at H a.m. and Mound City at 1 p m. IUturu
ng, Lvavea Cairo at 4 p. m. Hound. City at 5 p. m.
rfIIE A. B. S AFFORD.
Dally packet between Cairo and Mound Ci'J -:P
tain Andle Owen.
Leave. Cairo 7:30 A.M.
' Mound City 9: K)" "
' airo Noon
" Mound City 1:V) P. M.
" Cairo .4::K) '
" Mound City "
Steamer fillverthorn ; 147 feet length) 28 fojt
Ik am; 4 foot hold ; i engine.; J cylinder.; 1 inchea
diameter; 4 foot atroke; i boiler., 40 lncbe. dtame
tur, lb fee, long. The boat and machinery!, in ex
cellent repalr.and In good running order; .he ba
full cabin and la one of the bert lllit drmil.t
boata on the river. For term, apply to, or addren
W, J.Turner, ma.ter, at Illckman. Kentucky; or
W. P. Lambdln, river editor of Dally Bulletin,
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
THREE P'kn STATES.
On f.od after Monday, Jane 7th, and until Inrther
notice the fenyboat wUlmaka trlpa aa follow.;
MlTIa LXaTl LI1TI.
Foot Fourth It. Mlatourt Land'g. Eentucky Ld g.
8:00 a. m.
10:00 a. a.
1:00 p. m.
8:30 a. m.
10:30 a. m.
2:30 p. m.
i p. m.
B;00 p. m.
Hnlbert Bros. Wholesale Price List.
4 Tiano, 7 oct., riuare, roccwood. carved,
agraffe gir9 00
7 Piano, opr. 7Vt Oct., cabinet grand. Kl Do
13 Organ, 4 eU recdt, 9 ttopi grand orgnn V) 00
05 " f net. reed., 13 .tops, coupler, aub hao. 73 00
Our Piano and Organ, warriutvd flr.t-clai.
a Violin outfit, box bow, firings, complete.... 3 00
8 " cremona madel, extra fine ') 00
4 Accordeon, 6 key, ba. box, fine toue....... . 1 00
B " 10 " 1 atop, 2 act. reed, perfect 3 0o
7 Mouth Organ!, Vienna caucert, 24 hole. 50
9 " Genuine Klchter, 10 hole, (.S. 21
11 ' " concert double 21 hule. " 1 0(i
14 Clarionet, genuine Martin, keyi", boxwood 5 IK)
17 Fife, In ebony, German silver ferulea...... 50
16 Music box, t tune, crank, fine 1 10
19 " 6 tuues,, wind with lever, large 25 00
20 Violoncello, patent, machine bead, good. . 10 ou
U Double Has., patent head, 3 or 4 string... 23 On
34 Guitar, maplo, machine head, fine finish.. 4 Ou
27 Banjo, 10 Inch, 4 bra bracket, 2 00
2K Cornet, brae cornpocon style cae Jtcrooks 9
30 Drum, braai, Prussian, Ornamented
Gold violin, guitar and banjo itrlng 'II. Bros.' 15
Silver " " " " " " " l
Steel " " " " " " 5
Out. Russian, German or Italian, best quality 15
Instruction Book', Ilowe'i or Winners, any
Instrument a..... M
Ilavlnu Just made a good trade for 100 8inger
Sewing Machines, will sell thom for 2S each while
Money Is quite safe in common letter If plainly
Term strictly cash with order. Will tako
, Ageut and dealers send for our 40 pageCataloguo
On above not wholesalo jialces agonts can mako
100 percent profit.
Call on as when you como to St. Louis.
Reference: Any bank or wholesale hoar la
Hnlbert Bros. Is the only Gcnorul Wholesale
Music House in St. Louis.
923 Olive Street, Saint Louis, Mo
IJ1HE CITY NATIONAL BANK.
Of Cairo. Illinois.
71 OHIO LEVEE.
A General Banking: busiuess
JNTKRPKISB BAVINO BANK.
Of Cairo, .
EXCLUSIVELY A SAVINGS BANK.
TIIOS. "W. IIAL.LID AY,
IW..F, Laxbwk, river editor of i'hb Brttini
and stva:;)at passenger agent. Ordors for all
kinds of steamboat job printing loilcltod. Office
at Planters Hotel, No. Sri Ohio levee.
HTAQK9 OP TUB RIVKR.
TLo river marked by tho gauge last even
ing at tliia point at nix p.m., 41 feet
0 inches anrl stationary.
Ht. Louis, May 15-0 p.m. River 24 feet
3 icchea and fallng.
Pittaburg, May 13-6 p.m. River 12 feet
6 inchea and stationary.
Cincinnati, May 156 p.m. 43 feet 8
inches and rising.
Nashville, May 156 p.m. River 15 feet
6 inches and tailing.
Louisville, MayJ 156 p.m. River 14
feet 0 inches and rising.
Yesterday was bright and clear, but a
cool, strong wind prevailed through the
Sunday evening at 5 o'clock the Golden
Crown from New Orleans passed up. She
had a largo crowd of passengers and add
ed 15 more here. Her freight trip was
light. Sho departed at 5 :30 p. m. for Cin
cinnati. Tho R. R. Springer for New Orleans ar
rived Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. She
bad a fine trip. On her arrival.sho received
350 tons of freight and departed at 11 p.m.
The Cons. Millar, C. B. Russell master,
passed up for Cincinnati at 12 o'clock Sun
day night. She had a No. 1 trip.
The City of Vicksburg, of Anchor
line fame, arrived here Sunday evening at
5 o'clock with a fine trip from St. LouiB for
Vicksburg. She was detained several hours
receiving freight, left with all she wanted
here, with engagements below for more.
The B. S. Rlma from Nashvillo failed to
como through to Cairo this trip. Bhe stop
ped at Paducah and turned back for Gol
conda, 111., up the Ohio, where she had
3,500 sacks of corn engaged for Nashville.
The C. W. Anderson is due here to-mor-iow
morning. Mr. Tablcr, corn agent from
Nasbille, has 3,000 sacks of corn on the
upper Mississippi which he says the Ander
son will take.
Bud Stnedly and Billy Phillips, pilots
who tx)k the Emma Etheridge to Louis
ville, returned Sunday evening, and are now
in the city.
Tim nfu Rtnamf-r Jnhn Honking, iust re-
- - - - - - - - " i 1 i
built and completed, left Cincinnati last
Saturday for Evansville, where she will en
ter upon Iter duties as a regular packet
from Evansuillo to Paducah connecting
with the Gus Fowler for Cairo. The Hop
kins is said to be a better boat than ber
famous predecessor of tho same name.
The John A. Scudder, of the Anchor line,
arrived early yesterday morning. She camo
from St. Louis and had a big trip, added
largely here and departed last evening for
The John B. Maude from Memphis ar
rived at 1 1 a.m. yesterday. After discharg
ing 6ome freight and passengers, she left
for St. Louis at noon.
Tho Fannio Tatum from St. Louis is due
to-night for Paducah. Tho Tatum is doing
a first class business, which we are pleased
to note, as Capt. J. B. Conway, her master
and owner, has worked hard to build up a
trade with his boat as a St. Louis, Cairo &
Paducah packet. Passengers going up the
Ohio as far as Paducah will find the Tatum
a pleasant boat to travel on.
The Gus Fowler came down from Padu
cah on time yesterday and had a good trip.
She left here at 6 p. m. with a very fine
The Granite State from Cincinnati L duo
to-night or early to-morrow morning at
fartherest. The State is one of tho best
boats of the Cincinnati and Memphis pack
et line. Capt. W. C. Tichcnor is her pop
ular master, and Mr. Bob McCoy who has
charge of tho office handles the quill with
grace and case. Passengers going south
can procuro tickets of W. F. Lambdin;
office at tho Planters houso.
Tho largo nad splendid steamer Thos.
Sherlock is duff to-morrow morning for
New Orleans. Capt. James Nichols, mas
ter; Ames Finder, chief clerk.
The Will Kyle moots with a peculiar ac
cident whilo lying at Portland, preparing to
clean out her boilers. Tho engineer had
let oil tho steam from tho boilers, as ho
thought, and opened tho man-head of tho
mud drum. When a volumo ot steam
passed out, very seriously scalding tho en
gineer and terribly scalding a lot of tho
cattle ou tho deck. Four of the cattle were
so badly scalded that they were killed to
end their Buflerings. Fifteen head of cat
tlo wore scalded, but only four fatally. Sho
got through tho canal next morning the
13th inst., and left LouUvillo for Cincinnati
at 11 a.m.
Tho GalT will havo her shaft replaced
about Wodnesday or Thursday, and leaves
Memphis on time Friday evening, 10th
Inst., for Cincinnati. , '
The Golden Rulo from New Orleans is dua
today. Tho Rulo is a daisy and her officers
are all clever and competent. Passengers
going up the Ohio river can secure tickets
by applying at tho Planters houso of W. F.
Lambdin, agent. Remember the Rulo has
large and finely finished rooms, and her
table is always supplied with the best tho
The Ste. Ganevive from St. Louis is duo
to-day for Memphis.
The City of Providence leaves St. Louis
this evening for Vicksburg.
Tho Oold Dust arrived last evenintr at 4
o'clock from the lower Mississippi. Sho
discharged 100 bale3 of cotton here and left
lor the Future Great immediately.
The Emma Ethcridgo went south Sun
day night with a pile driver for Plum Point.
Tho City of Alton arrived last night from
New Orleans, and left for St. Louis in Bhort
Al. Goas and his band with their horns
serenaded Hen Heslep Sunday night with
sorno select ballads. They left their horns
at home, but found a "few on tho way."
Tho Safford laid up yesterday for somo
little repairs, but is ready for duty again
to day. She leaves for Mound City this
morning at 7 :30.
The towboat Belmont, in government
employ, left here last evening with two new
pilo-drivers and a barge load of brick for
BOae point on tho lower Mississippi.
The Hickory, out of the Tennessee river,
arrived last evening at 1 o'clock. Sho had
200 tons of pig iron, 125,000 staves and 75
chord hickory timber. ' She left for St.
Louis at 4 p.m.
Given Fowler, of "Wharfboat Fame" at
Paducah, was a passenger to Cairo and re
turned to the "Plain City" yesterday. He
was looking well.
"Miss Ruth, Major says it's jes' on
t;r sundown, an1 tole mo to ax was ho
tor come out yore?"
"Tell him I'll como in Cappie." Cap
spun around on her bare toes a few
times, then started slowly for tho house, ,
while Ruth swung idly in her hammock
in tho sliado of the live oak, and I ex
claimed; "Think what you are doing, Ruth.
Ho is not happy a moment without you.
lln loves you so that the thought of not
bdng able to sail w ith you brings on a
fewr turn, and you know bo hadahcrn
orrhago tho last time you went riding
without him. His life is bound up in
"I know it. Aunty, so I shall go riding
and sailing no mere."
"llutsuch devotion will surely deceive
"When be camo to us, with his doom
plainly written in every feature, I ro
6olvi'(I that if I could not nurse him back
to the life he so much loves, his last
days should be as happy as possible."
"Suppose he dies deceived, believing
that you loved him Bolieving a lie?"
"Don't you think when he sees no
more 'through n glass darkly' that he
"But should ho recover, do you think
bo would thank you for his lifo if you
bad taken all hope and brightness from
"I assure you that bis happiness
fhould be, then ns now, my first und on
"Ruth," I exclaimed aghast, "you
would not marry him with no love te
give him -loving another us you do!"
She- raised herself slowly on her el
bow, her beautiful brown eyes looking
steadily through tho long lashes vel
vi:h tears, and said:
"My life is (nothing that I do not
riri.e, but by dying I cannot give hira
ife, so if. by "living I can mako his lifo
happy, why not? Whatever is for his
happiness that I shall do. Now I'll go
Und watch the sun set with Mm."
1 sat still under the spreading branch
es of the great old oak and watched tho
swollen river wluch seonied trying to
force its way through the great wall of
earth that confined it to its course, and
thought of the beautiful girl who hud
jut left me.
When Major (Jrant had como to us,
nick and apparently dying, ho had just
met tho first great sorrow of her life. A
misunderstanding had arisen between
herself and Frank Russell, to whom sho
had given all the loving devotion of her
warm heart, and by tho Interference of
friends tho lovers' quarrel heennio a
serious matter, ami tho engagement was
Sho believed hersolf deceived and cast
aside for another, and life not worth tho
living, but she was proud, und lived on
bravely, making no moan.
Major Cranthad lost his health by ex
posure during his army lifo, but would
not for a moment doubt his entiro re
covery. He was always better. Ho
clung to Ruth was never happy when
sho was absent und built castle after cas
tle in tho uir when besido her. And
now the two were watching tho sunset
-ono believing tho sun of her lifo had
already set in clouds ami darkness, and
the liglit was fast failing for tho other;
sho turning U dismay and dread from
tho lifo before her he longing and striv
ing for tho lifo that was slipping from
A bunch of gray moss swung smartly
in my face and roused me to tho fact that
tho wind was rising, for added to tho
muttering of the river viu the moaning
of tho pines. I walked hastily to Uio
levee. Everybody w.ih there, working
or watching, for should a jet of water
force its way through undiscovered a
crevasse was certain and destruction
Tiioro was great danpor that tho levee
could uot withstand tho forco of tho wiv-
ter without tho wind, but with a galo it
It was a yearly danger to which every
ono hail bceomo accustomed, so that no
plans were changed, and all amuse
ments went on as gaily as if destruction
did not threaten every homo for miles
around, and our nearest neighbors had
invited us to attend a country wedding
with them that night. Ruth hesitated
about leaving her invalid, but he urged
her U go, assuring her there was no
danger whatever; bo when wo beard tho
call at tho gato, "Oh, Miss Ruth, am
you ready?" wo threw on our wraps
and started, gloves in hand.
Wo found after various apologies that
the family carriage had strayed away
during tho "lato unpleasantness" and
had failed to return and that tho convey,
nnee provided for us was a two-wheeled
cart. Wo woro assured tho straw on the
bottom was clean and begged to "Sit
right down, sit right down; it's all
clean." Aud after much laughing and
crowding, wo six grandma and baby,
mother and sister. Ruth and I, with a
bundle of hay for tho horse to eat, were
packed away and jolted along right
merrily. We drove besidn tho levee, but
tho angry rush of tho river and tho ris
ing wind seemed to occasion no uneasi
ness in our companions.
The house to which we were going
Mood on a point of land which tho river
had encroached upon year after year
until it was almost an island, and it
eeemed that soon tho wholo plantation
would bo washed away. I could only
wonuer at the gayetyof my companions,
and to divert my mind from my own
"Has Miss Horn been long en gaged?"
"Yes, livo years. Tho wedding day
lias been fixou twice before; tho guests
invited, the cake ready, and the bridal
veil waiting to bo put oft. Tho first
lime Dora w as sick, so very sick it seem
ed impossiblo that she could live through
that, d iy.but as soon as the hour for tho
wedding was passed sho began to im
prove. The next time the groom fell
and broke his leg an hour or two before
he should have been married."
"How strange!" .
"Well, Dora is the last orfo of an old,
old family. She had an old nurse who
saw visions and foretold coming even to,
who Uld Dora that she would never bo
a w ifo or mother, and she almost began
to believe it. She says if sho faiU this
tinin she will never try again. '
"() hero we ure! Back up and dump
your load." And amid much noise ana
chaffering we scrambled to tho ground
and shook out our crumpled dreftses.
We were received by a beautiful
white-haired old lady who kissed us all
and made us v;elcomc. After a glance
ut tho bare hands about us wo slipped
our gloves into our pockets and were
ushered into the parlor and joined ono
of the two lines that sat facing each oth
er for the ceremony to begin. The white-
haired old lady sat beside Ruth, who
hail evidently taken ber fancy. I count
see that the sweet-faced matron was tell
ing my gentle girl tho story of her own
daughter's niisadventurous love that
was soon to ho crowned with happy
fruition. Had sho divined that my
Ruth was heart-sore and sick because of
love? I think so.
The guesU waited awkwardly as
country penplo gathered from far ami
near nro wont to do. The servant moved
ol'iiciniisly about to save the appearaneo
of delay. At length tho hostess, with
the slightest flush of annoyance on her
fair face, left Ki.tii to deu.to herself to
others. Ruth came over where I was
standing by an open window, and put
ting her hand on my shoulder turned her
face from the light and said:
"Oh,-Aunty, 1 am so miserable. Why
is it that every one elso may bo happy
"There, there,"! said soothingly. "Do
not bo so weak." And then I added in
n b.'inW'riiio; tone, "No doubt Frank will
"Too late," nlie said, "I have promis
ed to marry Major Grant."
I haif no time to say nioro.
The minister appeared; then came
the bridal party; tho promises wero
made, hands wero shaken, congratula
tions uttered, refreshments wero eaten,
the tiddlers were called in and dancing
Three hours had passed. The revel
was ::t its height. The fair bride, her
long delayed hopes fulfilled, tho gloomy
prophecy exploded, floated in and out
in tho mazes of the dance, tho gayest of
the gay. Ruth, her fair faeo 'flushed,
seemed" to have forgotten her sorrow in
her enjoyment of fhis auspicious occas
ion. ly her grace and tact I could see
that she was adding much to the enjoy
ment of others. The happy mother of
Hid bride moved about among tho elder
guests, dispensing smiles ami bringing
pleaAiro wherever she went Presently
llilth camo and said with a faeo beam
ing with joy:
"Oh, Aunty, I nm so glad we came.
I never knew it was sueh pleasure to
make others happy. I am not a bit sad
now. 1 believo 1 could even meet Frank
with composure. Hark! What is that?"
she exclaimed, turning toward the open
window, through which came a dull,
Before she had time to say morcthero
was an uproar at tho lower end of - tho
room, u cry of "Crevasse!" from tho af
frighted servants, .and Frank Russell,
rustling through a crowd of dancers,
leaped upon a chair tiotthrco steps from
us and shouted:
"'The lev , e has broken; save your
selves ut once, there is no limu to lose."
There was an instant of awful silence;
every breath was hushed, and rosy
checks wero blanched wijji terror; then
the voice of tho despairing bride rang
"It has como Irtiet If. has coniotruol"
sho criwil, and ns sho fell into tho arms
of her husband the, guests tied lu every
direction. Tho gray-haired mother sank
upon her knees, und wo could ecu her
hps iuovjo in prayer. ...
. Frank' eyes, wanderctl ovor tho bur.
ryiug mw,d . .an instant in search of
somo ono ho evidently expected to Deo.
Even in that terrible moment I could no;
help thinking how bravo and handsome
ho was. I diH not wonder that Ruth had
lost her heart to him. At length hU eye
rested on m. In an instant he was be
slide us. Ho out his arm about Ruth aa
If they had parted with kisses but yes
terday, looked quickly back and said as
his fitco blanched and his lips shutcloso:
"We can onl y save ourselves. Come!"
lie swung Ruth lightly through tho case
ment, clasped mo by the arm, and wo .
lied away from t!io houso of feasting
w ith the bride's heart-rending shriek ia
our ears and the mother's blanched faeo
upturned in hopeless prayer ever before
our eyes us we dashed out into tho night
and joined in tho wild scramble for lifo.
The blackness of thp night, the roar
ing of the wind and tho increasing thun
der of the river wero enough to appall
the stoutest heart. But yo wero hurried
on, stumbling over roots and stumps
caught and torn by vines and briars,
dashed against trees by tho raging wind,
spattered by the spray of the rising wv
ter until wo reaeln-d tho placo where
Frank hadjeft his boat.
The river was full of floating trees,
, the ruins of houses, and idl tho debrii
which the mad water had wrested from
it.s conquerors. Tho current was so
strong it seemed certain death to trust
ourselves to it, but it was tho only
chance. Wo stepped in tho boat and
each seized an oar.' Wo pushed out and
tho fight for lifo began. Wo wero driven
against huge floating logs, again and
again almost overturned, caught in tho
branches of some great tree that rushed
down tho current and which in tho dark
ness we could not see. Cries of terror
reached us now and then, but tho thun
der of tho liberated river filled the air. .
It seemed the triumphing ot tho river
god as he swallowed his victims, tho hu
man sacrifice k his power.
Wc were trying to force our wajL,
through the crevasse up lo higher ground
when suddenly a bonfire some ono had
lighted hours before blazed up, and wo
saw clinging in the branches of a treo
rushing past us the brido clasped tight-,
ly in tho arms of her husband. Was tho'
prophecy to li fulfilled, "never a wifo
or a mother" ? Though tho attempt
was madness, we strove to reach them.
Fortunately both Ruth and myself were
accomplished oarswomen and accus
tomed to the river. Frankstood up and
called to them while wo bent to our oars
with all our strength. Tho bridegroom
heard us and waved his hand in ac
knowledgment Then Frank took tho
oars, Ruth the polo that was used to
keep us from colliding with tho floating
masses and wo rowed down the current
after tho great tree with ita living bur
den. A jutting bluff for a moment shut
out the view of the bonfire. Whoa it
shone upon the floating treo again, only,
tho bare trunk and dripping branches
wero to bo seen. Ruth uttered a moan,
of terror. Frank changed our course
and we shot off into the darkness again. .
After hours of desperate fighting for our
lives, the faint light of dawn camo to
our aid, and at l;ut wo were able to
As soon as our foe't wero on firm
ground again Ruth turned to Frank and
held out both her hands with tears in
her eyes and trembling lips, but said no
word. Ho drew her to him and kissed
her ngain and again. They were saved
for each other, but I thought of Major
Grant with u sigh.
Wo found him at the house of a friend
miles back from the river, wdiero he had
been borne for safety, but the excitement
and exertion had been too great for his
ftrength, and ho was suffering from a
severe hemorrhage which was wasting
his life-blood. Ruth went at onco to
him leading Frank by tho hand.
.Somo hours ufter, as tho sun was sot
ting, wo wero all called to his room.
Ruth knelt on the floor at his bedsido
with her face buried in her hands, and
the Major's hand rested on her head.
The dark curling hair lay in damp
rings, on his while foruhoau, and tho
largo sad eyes wero lifted aa if in prayer.
His lips moved. "Ruth, dear," ho
whispered. She raised her head. Ho
drew her to him with a yearning in his
eyes that wouhl not be refused. Their
lips met in ono last, long kiss. Then
bo reached out nod taking Frank's hand
put Ruth's into it. and blessed them with .
u look of unutterable lovo till the light .
faded from his eyes forever.
Mary A, AMey, in Our Continent. ;
Tens of thousands of dollars are squan
dered yearly upon traveling quacks, who go
from town to town professing to cure all
tho ills that our poor humanity is beir to.
Why will not the public learn common '
sense, and if they are suffering from dys
pepsia or liver complaint, invest a dollar in
Spring Blossom, Bold by all druggists and
indorsed by the laculty. beo testimonials.
Prico 50 cents, trial bottles 10 cents. Paul
G. Schuh, Agent.
A Significant Fact.
Tho cheapest medicine in use is Thomas'
Eclectric Oil, because bo very little of it is
required to effect a euro, lor ctoup,
diptheria, and diseases of tho lungs and
throat, whether used for bathing tho chest
or throat, for taking Internally or Inhaling,
it ia a matchless compound. Paul 0. Schuh,
Fellows' Syrup of Hypnphosphitcs saved
tho life of my wife, after her case became
apparently hopeless from Tubercular .Con
sumption. Fellows' Compound Syrup of.
HypophoHphites will rapidly improve the '
wcakonod functions and organs of th
body which depend for health upon volun
tary and involuntary nervous action. II.
L. IIaudi.no, NelBonvillo, O.
seJa Maa . am a a t
The QiUM'n'g Society
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