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BY THE GATE OF THE SEA.!
i fcy DAVID CHRISTIE MURRAV.
' ''Tins Is unilerpaid, ma'am," said th
landlady, laying the parcel on the table.,
'and the postman says there's teiiiumce ou
j Lorrimer drew a shillLng from his waist
"There, there, my good woman ; don't
interrupt us again, If you please." Ha
walked to the window and looked out upon
the street . " Pray look at your letters,
Mr. Tregartheu, and excuse me for being
litre at all."
i lie saw that she Lad glanced anxiously
at the parcel, which looked as if it inclouad
a box of some sort uo obeyed him
without a word, and he heard every move
ment she made as she uncorded the
racket. Then he heard the tearing of
the envelope about the letter, and
(the rustle of the paper as it shook iu
her hand. There was nothing to
look at in tho fbtreet except a mangy cat
who stalked a town sparrow, and missed
Ihe bird by a hair's breadth when she made
Bier final spring. It began to strike Lor
frimer that . Mrs. Tregartheu wus a long
while silent, and when, at lust, he tin lied
'round, he raised a yell of dismuy, for the
poor lady had fallen back upon the bed,
and lay there in a dead faint, with tho
;baby still iu her lap. She looked so thin
and pale and quiet as she lay there, that
the manager, who was a bachelor, and
knew nothing of women and their weak
nesses, took her for dead, and rushed
to the door with a tremulous call
for the landlady. That great creature
dispatched him for brandy, and, lie being
gone, sho proceeded very calmly to examine)
the commits of tho packet and tho letter.
The packet contained a prodigious quanti
ty of manuscript and nothing else. From
the letter the landlady gathered (she
could just read) that Messrs. Bilge &
Jkrker regretted that they could not see
their way to the publication of. A step
on the stair warned her of the visitor's re
turn. " Look up, there's a dear creatur'," said
the landlady, in audible solicitude. " Ah,
that's it, my pore darlin'. You'll be nicely
' Lorrimer sweated with anxiety while
the landlady poured a few drops of brandy
through the patient's lips, but in
a few minutes Mrs. Tregar
then began to move and moan,
and to click her teeth together, and then
he was ordered from tho room, and paced
,to and fro upon the fragmentary oil-clolh
in the hall for tho space of half an hour.
! "How is she?" he asked in a whisper,
;When the woman at hist came down stairs,
i " She's had a good cry, poro dear," said
the landlady, breathing neat brandy at
him; "and now I've persuaded her to lio
.down. She'd bettor not be disturbed ngtiia
jfora hour or two."
I "Of course not Of course not," said
(Lorrimer, fidgeting with his watcli
ichain. "She has been very hard up,
j " Owes me three pound thirteen shillin'
land sixpence for rent," returned the land
lady, "and being but a pore woman my
,self, though with a feeling heart, I could
!not deny her nothing, and caudles of a
night extra vagaut."
j Lorrimer was unhinged by the events of
the morning, and for the moment he was
.half inclined to satisfy the landlady's claim
upon the spot; but not having taken a final
leave of his business senses, he decided
against that course.
I " Whatever the lady owes," ho said,
"shall be paid." He drew his purso from
ihis pocket, and the landlady's eves
glistened. " Get her," ho said, slowly and
thoughtfully, with a half-sovereign between
his thumb and finger "get her something
nice and tempting and nourishing against
the time she wakes. No. Never mind, I
won't trouble you. I'll get it myself, and
bring it round in two hours' time."
He was gone, and the landlady was star
ing after him with the look the lean cat had
cast after the plump escaping sparrow a
1 Lorrimer was driven to Oxford Street,
and on the way he used most terrible lan
guage wi'hout particular application. He
had pity enougn to fill him to the
brim, and curious bewilderment enough,
and (when it could beat out the
others) managerial enterprise inflated
him. For each of these profane language
seemed to furnish the only esrapo-pijie, and
the manager's sjwch would have been ap
propriate to a deep-dyed villain bent ou
murder. He halted the carriage at a hho
door, ali)j.ited, entered, and bought jellies
and preserves, drove further and bought
;wine, drove further and bought fruit, u.
goodlv pile, and a double handful of sweet
wnelling country blossoms.
' "I'amme 1" said Lorrimer, as he sat in
the hackney-carriage and surveyed these
purchases-" 1 11 wiu tho jade's heart. I'll
fiate her act. I'll make her so grateful
that she can't refuse me."
A brilliant idea struck him, and he ar
rested the coach once more. He entered a
nop, and when, after tho lapse of some
Vrl or"irw! niinutes. he came once more
nJk"lrwt' ll" w the smile of a
man who has just suid checkmate to oppo-
Whh h wrar", the W'
tv V''IJ b lata purchase.
he said .rvlv? T U n,"U'
he said, urvejniRlt admiring,
coral. Real silver bolls, and the tow
india-rubber to be had for We 0rTu '
I He took all his purchases to th , ,L
nouse in me street oil the Tottenham
Court Road, and he waited with such m-
ilence as he could command until Mrs. Tro
garthen was reported to be awake, and be
could be again admitted to her room
i "A little trifle of Jelly," said Wrim,.r
balancing the preparation. " Calves'-foot
jetiy, my aear maaam a most nourishing
article. Pray try a little. A glass of port.
I am never to bo taken at a disadvantage,
jl carry a pocket corkscrew. Try that,
madam. I guarantee it excellent. A little
jtrifle for the baby, Mm. Tregarthen. I urn
a bachelor myself, but I am told that chil
dren value such gauds."
I The baby stretched out er hand for
the bauble and Lorrimer surrendered
;it The sense of his own goodness
of heart was too much for blm, and his eyes
.became so moist that he bad, to retire to
tho window, where he blew his nose and
J waved his pocket-handkerchief with an air
I of great nonchalance. But Mrs. Tregar
theu knew w hy he retired, and she herself
began to cry out of weakness and despair
'and gratitude, and Lorrimer blew bis nose
with violence, as if be were aggravated
with it, and had a spite to wreak upon it.
, Ilia emotion and his friendliness won upon
the lonely woman's heart, and by-and-by
he began to pour out golden promises upon
her. She was silent for a long time, but
nt last be grew so warm that he asked her
the o.ko question in his mind.
! " How do you boe to live at all unless
you take the chances you Lave J"
: "I thought," sho said, "that I could
make a living by writing."
Tho gesture she used sent his glance to
the tablo. Ho approached and picked up
tho letter which lay, there, and then turned
over a folio or two of the great pile of
, "Ah!" ho said. "And you find you
can't ? Well, my dear madam, here lies
El Dorado before you. You have only to
say Yes to my proposul, and you can
leave this wretched hole at once,
and go to the best hotel iu London.
You cun dress like a princess, and you am
comnmnd comfort and refinement for your
child. Oil, madam, madum," cried the
manager, with teurs in his voice. " for your
child s sake, do not let me plead with you
If Lorrimer were half a humbug, she at
least was all iu earnest in her thoughts.
"Yes," sho answered, "I wJ do what
you wish.. I will go back to the stage
again for the child s sakel"
Jstxt day saw her once more attired like
a ludy, and located in sumptuous private
apartments Lorrimer was here, there,
and everywhere, spreuding the glorious,
While Mrs. Tregartheu was afflicted
herself with unnecessary miseries, her hus
band was buffering from griefs less easily
to be avoided. Tho copy -books say that i
Innocence is bold," and it is one of the1
conventional arguments against a Suspect
that he runs away. As a mutter of course,
the runaway is merely an indication of
character, and has nothing to do with guilt
or innocence. The shrug of surprised pity
at tho benighted accuser, the plucid
mien of assured innocence, tho
martyr's resignation and tho saint's for
giveness, nre things familiar in our courts of
justice, and uro displayed there, never by
tho innocent, but daily by the branded
rascals who use them as a part of stock in
trade. But it takes much experience to
kill a phrase, and "Innocence is (still)
bold" iu the copy-books and the apprehen
sion of the unwordly.
Mrs. Tregarthen s flight, her foolish,
Innocent letter, and her continued silence
were enough to prejudice the most trust
ing of .men uguinst her. The real motive
for1 (light was ubsurdly inadequate to any
body who could survey tho case dispassion
ately. To Tregarthen its inadequacy
seemed exaggerated, because he, better than
any outsider could huve known it, knew
his mi n readiness to forget and forgive the
small deceit of which his wife had been
guilty if that were all. The agonized
letter, vitli its talk about "guilty deceit"
and "unknown past," seemed to point to
more than the wickedness of a month or
two upon the stage; and when week after
week drugged by, and brought no news
from the runaway, Tregarthen's first sus
picions and fears were, bit by bit, con
firmed, until they settled into dreadful cer
tainty. He dismissed and paid tho architect and
the builders and brought the works at
Tregarthen to a close. Blocks of stone, rough
or trimmed, bulks of timber, mounds of
mortar, and tracts of trodden lime, de
fined the grass before the old mansion,
and were left there unheeded a visible
sign of hopes abandoned. A new un
finished wall or two mocked the ruins, and
the whole place was desolate with the
signs of raw repair. Tregarthen left the
house in which ho had resided during his
brief married life, and went back to the
homo of bis fathers.
As may bo guessed, the whole country
side was alive with speculation. AVhere
everybody was equally ignorant, it was
natural that there should be many who
were the side repositories of truth; and it
was equaOy natural that all the
versions set about by theso en
lightened people sliould differ. But,
howsoever they differed in detail, it
was remarkable to notice how they agreed
in tho main point. The old story against
Tregarthen revived and took additions to
itself, and it was settled by common con
sent that he had done something dreadful,
and that Mrs. Tregarthen had been com
pelled to desert him. Some of the hun
grier after melodrama found shivery hints
of murder in tho story, and dropped dark
sayings about convenient caves on Tregar
In Tregarthen's mind his wife's flight was
a thing of long ago before a somewhat
obvious reflection occurred to him. She
had given him her fortune to pay for the re
pairs of the old house, and he hod no right
to retain it From tho moment when he
thought of this the mrMPy seemed to burn
him, uiH lie went ofr in hot haste to Lon
don. Messrs. Lowe & Carter, of Clement's
Inn, had been his wife's solicitors, and he
naturally applied to them. The senior
partner was a man of genial aspect, not at
all legal in his looks; an elderly man, with
a boyish frankness of manner and a smil
Tregarthen told his story with a savago
"My wife, for reasons of her own, has
left. me. You know that sho made over to
me the whole of her own fortune."
"In spite of my advice," said the law
yer. "Precisely. I am here to return it. If
you have no present kuowledgo of her'
" None iu the world."1
"You may advertise, requesting her to
apply to you, and saying that her fortune
lies iu your hands. If you will execute tho
necessary instruments I will sign them be-
loro leaving town."
" You wish tho transfer to bo absolute
and unconditional J"
"Absolute nnd unconditional. Bo good
enough not to mention my name in tho ad
vertisement. She will respond to the name
of Miss Churchill."
"Her stage name," said the lawyer, "le
fore sho married."
"You knew that!" said Tregarthen,
looking durkly at him.
" We knew that Certainly. Wo ar
ranged her father's afTairs, nnd were in oc
ciiMontU communication with her until a
few months ago. Kxcuse mo, Mr. Tregar
theu Men. ju ,y profession sometimes
hear a good deal of domestic discomforts,
ana sometimes succeed in patching up a
" 1 shall not ask your mediation in
this case, Hir," Tregarthen answered.
I shall be ohlim.,1 if yu wi)l (lt,Hy llle a8
little as poiblo. 1 have no other business
He did not leave a pleasant impression
mi the lawyer's mind ; H,i if ,m1 klU)wn
it, or had eared to know It, ho had a dis
agreeable impression to clear away to be
gin with. The lawyer had heard Tre-
fc.iimeii. uiuoriunaw reirimen al lnrv
one quarter in which it was
CAIRO BULLETIN: SUNDAY MOKNlNO MAUCH lit, 1684.
likely to be reviewed with the least mercy.
uoionei rouara was a client of .Messrs,
Lowe & Carters, and when the colonel
tola a story he had a knack of tell
ing it to his own credit. In his
narrative Tregarthen shone as
rowdy, and a traducer of the sex, a runt, a
boaster, and a' blackguard.
The necessary documents were drawn up
and signed, the advertisement was pre
pared and inserted, and Tregarthen went
tack to tus island, Before he left tpwn he
was asked one question by the lawyer
" Do you desire to intrust me with any
message to Mrs. Tregarthen in case the
advertisement should reach her, and she
tiiouiu uppiy io usf
ione," saict tregarthen. His heart
was sore, and lie was wearv of the wm-M
There was no man in England more uu
happy, and the very necessity of the case
roroaae mm to repose confidence in any
He went back and lived almost alone
mm iuoiuou me worm, mere was no
honor in man and no truth in woman, and
he Lad learned this bitter creed by experi
ence. To uplift a voice for honor was to
can uown ruin; to love was to be betrayed
to be blameless meant that the human rar
ity Vho dared it sliould be shunned and
For a long time his books were charm.
less, and day by day his heart's auditor
added despite to hatred, and found the sum
total to lie misery. After a pause he
learned that the lawyers had by
chance discovered Mrs. Tregarthen, and
that she had refused to touch a (icnny
of the money from his hands. This might
have puzzled him if he had been in the hu
mor to be puzzled Iiy anything. As it was,
he wrote icily back that the money wau
none of his, but hers, and that she miirht
please herself about accepting or refusing
it. He at least had no claim uion it. The
Vien of law wrote once more, saying tliat
Mrs. Tregartheu had again disappeared,
and asking for instructions. He had
none to give, and Miss Farmer's fortune
lay nt interest, therefore, and romained
The blustering spring was back again,
and March was wilder than it had been
for many a year. For three days
one tremendous gale blew from the west,
and, gathering strength in the great ocean
spaces, poured such a tide upon the coast
as had scarcely been matched within the
memory of living men. Storms of sleet
and rain swept over the island, and com
munication with the mainland was impos
sible. It pleased Tregarthen to bo thus
shut out from tho world, and the savage
isolation the tempest brought him was in
rare consonance with his mood. The
milder aspects of nature had ceased to at
tract him, but this mad mingling of the
elements drew him continuously abroad,
and he spent hours upon the western rocks
when he could hardly stand against the
wind, and could not look to windward for
On tho last night of this prolonged
temptest the Atlantic rollers fell with
such force and volume that they cast
stones as large as a man's head forty or
fifty yards inland. The east was as black
as ink already, and the west was a grew
some gray when Tregarthen (clinging with
both hands to the wet surface of a bowl
der which lay three paces from the tidal
line, and taking his last look at the sea
race as it went foaming back from the
crags upon his right) saw a sudden tongue
of light flash out from the darkness, and
heard, or thought he heard, a second or
two later, tho heavy boom of a gun.
Crouching behind the bowlder, undso shel
tering his eyes from the wind, he
could dimly make out the form of a great
i vessel; and just as ho was sure of her he
saw a second tongue of light flame out
from her; but this time, though he listened
with all his soul, the gun was dumb, in the
prodigious noises of the sea. Next, he
lost her for a minute in the gloom, and
found her again by a third tongue of
flame. Every second of that dreadful
minute had brought the fancied sound of
the gun s voice to his ears.
Each flash was nearer than the last, and
he could see that the ship was sweeping
helplessly on shore. He made his difficult
and dangerous way toward her, sometimes
sheltered by the broken ground, but of teller
so beaten by the wind that he could but
crawl upon his hands and knees. All the
time, at intervals which seemed incredibly
apart from each other, the noiseless light
ning shot from the vessel's side. When
ever the inequalities of the ground hid her
from him he fancied he could hear the gun
boom and boom and boom ; but whenever
he saw the flash the gun was dumb. He
came1 breathless and panting ujion tho
northern rocks, and could make out the
lines of the hapless ship more clearly.
There was no shelter for her on the lee side
of tho island, for, as Tregarthen knew,
tho sea was running there like a
mill-race magnified a myriad times. She
drifted with huge lurches toward this chan
nel, and Tregarthen, raging with pity and
t helplessness, tol along the rocks. If he
could ho would have cast himself upon the
ground and have seen no more until all
was over, but the fascination of horror
was upon him, and he was as powerless to
resist it as he was to save a life aboard tho
vessel. She was in sight now continually,
and ho ran down the broad grass platform
with the wind at his back, and kept along
'side at a distance of little more than three
hundred yards. What with the dashing spray
, and the wind and the gloom, ho could not
make out a soul on board, but the flash
spoke twice more to his helpless
heart, and then the great craft
seemed resigned to die in dark
ness, and even to leap at her doom, as
desparing men have been known to do.
The score of men, womon, and children
who, apart from Treirarthen's household.
I made up tho sole population of the island,
I were clustered on tho northern rock above
I the Sea-gate. Tregarthen's housekeeper,
maid and man-servant were there also,
and when ho came among them they were
: all staring at the fated ship. Against the
, opposite rocks she scarcely showed at all,
, and she was as often fancied as
seen; but now, in a strange way,
:ine gioom oegan to ngnien, as
gauze after gauze of cloud was
torn from the higher skies, and tho moon
showed through, at first in a mere broadly
disjiersed but feeble gleam, but Anally shin
ing through a clear rift, with a star or two
" There's where she'll breaklTsaid one
old sen-dog, pointing to the southern wall
of the Sea-gate. He roared the words, but
only one man heard him in tho howling of
the wind nnd sea.
i "You'r right," said the neighbor to
whom ho spoke. "The race sets terrible ofl
"See her a-comln' now!" cried a third,
seizing Tregarthen by the arm.
The whole force of the main tide set west
ward. To the northwest of the island juts
out a promontory four miles long and as
many broad, and when a west wind blows
upon this coast the chief force of the cur
rent makes for the narrow passage between
Oorbay head and Tregarthen. Oorbav
forms an irregular semi-circle almost duo
east of the island, and the tide, sweeping
past the southern end or lregartheu, raves
round this arc until the narrower current
meets it, when it turns, and the two
break together upon the southern Sea gate
wall. The engines were never built which
could fight a ship's way against that aw
f ul race when the Atlantic swells it with a
storm from the west, though at other
times Oorbay is a sheltered harbor.
Between the Head and the isluud the op
posing currents caught the ship, and spun
her twice or thrice in a wild circle, and
then the enme bowling down, swift and
steady, as if there were a breeze abeam
and every stitch of canvas had leen set
Everybody with one consent ran for the
mouth of tho Lea-gate, though they turned
their backs upon the ship to do it, and,
after a hurried clamber down the wet
rocks, they stood ujion tho sand and watched
the channel, and waited for the end. In
spite of her brokeu masts, and the tangle
of spars and cordage which encumbered her
deck, she looked stately as she swept into
sight and made for death almost at the
watchers' feet. No ear on shore heard her
when fcho struck. She touched the rock,
and it seemed to have power to melt her.
She fell back from the climbing seas and
flying foam, and her jionderous bows had
vanished. Sho drove forward again, and re
tired .ugllu, und again drove forward, and
fell to pieces softly, melted away, dissolved,
as if no force were used at all. The shriek
and groan of severing timbers were no
more heard than the cry of severing soul
Those on shore who hud the heart to
look saw two or three wretches leap
from the deck into tho boiling waters,
and two or three others clinging here ami
there, until the ship iiud broken on the rock
like a cloud upon a cloud.
As tho vessel first touched the rock tho
moon was shrouded, and as she melted
away the light grew again. While tiie
watchers stood, with aching hearts, a sud
den volume of water poured into the nar
row Uate and drove them back. When it
fell again, reluctantly, as if its liquid fin
gers clutched at the sand, it left a frag
ment of a spar behind it, and almost be
fore the quickest eye had seen this another
wave foil and hid it. When that wave re
tired it dragged the spar with it, and
rolled it over and over. Tregarthen
skrieked like a woman; for there,
plain to sight, was a child lushed
to the rolling spar. None heard
the cry, but all saw the forward dash he
made, and all realized the double hope nnd
fear. He had reached the spar, nnd had
wound the fingers of his right hand among
the coils of rope which bound the child,
when the next wave swept up and tossed
him high, as if he had loen a straw. But
ho held on, and when the wave cast him to
1 tho beach, he dug his left fingers in tho
sand and tried for a grip with his toes.
I Hercules would have hnd no more chance
against that raging backwash than a baby,
and Tregarthen went dragging down the
sandy slope until tho advancing wave
swept up again, lifted him, rolled
him over, and cast him and the
spar down together. The spur
fell uppermost and struck Tregurthen so
heavily on the head that, with a great
crackle and sparkle of lights before his
eyes, he swooned and lay like a stone.
The spar canii end-on thus time, and one
Cornish sea dog fell on it and gripped it
with his might, nnd a second, falling on
his knees behind the first, took him round
the loins with knitted fingers, and a third
seized the second by the leather belt ho
wore. Tho next wave came howling up;
but before it had them fairly in its grasp a
fourth had seized the third by the hand,
and a fifth the fourth, and when the mon
ster went grinding back with ite reluctant
fingers clutching at the sand, the line was
sound. Before the 2sea came again Tre
garthen and the child were out of its
reach, for the rope had miraculously
tangled itself about tho rescurer's arms, and
when the men dragged at the spar he came
There was no memory of the storm in the
mild spring air when Tregarthen next
awoke to a knowledge of the world. He
was lying in bed in his own room, and the
window, which faced to the south, was
open, so that he could just hear the gentle
chiding of the sea. He lay fov a time
without a care to remember anything;
but when ho tried to move he found
head, hands, and limbs marvelously
heavy, and he began to be aware that ho
' ached all over. Then ho remembered the
storm, the shipwreck, and the rescue he
"Is anybody heref" he asked, in a voice
so feeble that he was surprised at it.
His housekeeper's voice responded with
an ejaculation of pious joy, and the old
woman was at the bedside in a moment
"You know me, sir?" she said.
"Yes," he answered. "I have been ill.
Who saved me Did they save the child"'
"It was Reuben Pollarth," said the
housekeeper, "went in after you, sir. But
they all helped."
"Did they save the child!" he asked
" The child's quite safe, sir. Don't you
talk no more now, Mr. Arthur, there's a
"Where is the child f In tho house!"
" Yes, sir, yes," returned the old lady.
" But don't you talk, dear heart, or you'll
do yourself a mischief."
" It was a boy, I think," said Tregar
then. " Yes, yes, sir, yes," said tho housekeep
er. "Here's your sleepin' draught, Mr.
"Bring him here," said Tregarthen.
"No, no!" moving his eyebrows im
patiently at the draught. "Tho loy.
Let me see him. Bring him here at once."
The old lady rustled softly from tho
room, afraid to deny him longer.
" The Tregarthens '11 have their way if
they are dying," she said to herself. " It
was thoir manner always." She returned
in a moment " I have sent him here, sir."
Tregarthen made a response with his
eyes, and lay still. By-and-by there was a
knock at the door, and the housekeeper,
answering it, led into tho room a little
fellow of six or seven years of age, and set
him where her master could see him. The
child was pale, and his cheeks were
hollow. He had a profusion of light hair,
a shy but pleasant aspect, and large, gray
" Let him be taken care of," said Tre
garthen, iu his feeble voice. " Bring him
to me again to-morrow. A pretty child.
Any one else 1"
"No, sir," Bald the housekeeper, with a
downward glance at tho child.
"Bring him again to-morrow," said Tre
garthen. "I am tired,"
To bt Continued
Just What Ho Wanted.
"Sny, mister, ain't you tho orator
man what niado a speech to us yistcr
day?'l asked a country bunijikiu of a
Ncwmtin politician a few djiys ago.
"I have that honor," was tho reply.
"D'ye remember what ye said?"
"Well, no yes, I remember tho sub
stance of my remarks. Hut why do
"Why, you said that you mad o tho
welkin riti, and I've tried all over
town to get one bl enough fur Mariar's
linger, nnd thero uin't any big enough,
and I thought as how I would como to
yer shop nnd git yo to mnke her one of
them tliar welkin rings. Sim's a stun
ner, and it'll tnko lots of welkin to
ninko ono big enough fur lier." New
Old JoikV riilloMiphy.
Soap don't cost as much in dia
monds, but lots o' people don't seem
to be able to alVurd lo.ti.
A man t!i:it h m'iU f..rty cents worth
of whisky to give Imim tin u;. polite for a
liftccn cent dinner always Iris tho dys
pepsia. 1 never fee comfortable win n there's
a liiitn nnni'id tint smiles all the linn.'.
The only tlog Unit bit me never storied
wiiTgin' liis tail.
Wen 1 see u fellow sifiin' two qtiarls
of ashes mi 1 smokiu' a ten cent cigar
at wan time, 1 know he'll gU rich be
cause he's hi) economical.
You show nits n man Hint's alius
workin' in politics tui' I'll sliowyotiono
that gets a darned sight more n't id bet
ter to eat than liis wife tui-l children do.
I don't often ask riddles, l i,t wot do
you think, a faml y is likely to h:ie for
dinner won the old man earns eight
dollars a week, upends four for beer,
two for cigars and buys u mill j ticket?
There's a great deal of talk about
folks killing themselves by overwork.
There's many people struck bv liirlit
niii'. Must such fritters work eight
hours a day, an' dance, drink or plav
poker ten more. Then, w'en thoybiv:ik
down, their wives put on the tombstone
Hied of Overwork.
You can't rely on signs. L dsof folks
say that a man with big cars is gen -ous
and stupid. When I was a boy I
went to a cirkis, mi' they had a ii.tld
mule no bigger than a ten life's
calf. They asked for boys to ride ! no
critter, an' I hcz, "he's only a mule,
an' he's got bi ears. H must be si li
pid an' he won't play me no tricks."
W'en they look me home my father
licked me for bcin' a fool, :.n' said he'd
like to give the inule :i medal.
W'en I was a boy we had a bi.' yal
ler dog that hadn't as much s.-n-t; as a
sheep cr as much pluck a-a chiiituuiik.
That dog wouldn't have fought a cana
ry bird; wo knew it ami he knew it, but
he kept up an awful sight of blnter an'
blow just the same as if we didn't nil
know ju-t what it was worth. Kwrv
day a big black cur as mwardiy a's
out'ti used to go by with a butcher's
curt, an tin-in two dogs woul 1 run up
nn' down on dillci-i nt .-hies i f tin' fence,
barkin' lit to kill tin' j;it as if they'd
tear each other up if it wn-n't f.-r the
fence. One day the two got after eaeii
other an' it hupp'-iicd that some one
had left the gate open so all of a su I
dent they caiin! opposite ea.-h other
with nothing between. Well, sir, them
two dogs j ist stopped I'll' !o ,k"d at
each other for a miiiuit, then they put
their tails between their legs an' cut
sticks in dill". -rent directions, as if the
O.d Nick was after 'em. Tnere's piles
an' piles o' men that's a heap more
anxious for a I'mlit w'en there's a fence
between em, than w'en they're on clear
ground. II' tr Hut I, in Ci ei 'ntti I
She Knew Her I!ii-in.'-s.
"Oh, .-oriie one is coming up tho
steps, uia," exclaimed Mi.-s I'vrkiris to
her mo! her, w lr kep:, a boarding homo.
"Shall I go to the dooi-:j"
"No, indeed," answered Mrs. I'yr
kins, bustling nroiind. "It is a votfrie
man who is probably looking for lioardT
(io down into tie; parlor nnd be play
ing a dreamy air on the piano w hen ho
"Yes, I know; but suriie one must at
tend to the door. There goes the bell
"Well, I will run to the kitchen and
send Jane to open the door, ami whilo
you nre playing :.n i Jane is showing
him in, 1 will be pounding on the tablo
with n rolling-pin."
"Hut what for, ma?"
"It will sound as if we had two ser
vants nnd were going to have beef-teak
for lunch. 1 'hibuklhin ('nl.
THE GREAT GERMAN
Kelleves and cures
Sorencsi, Cuti, Bruises,
And all otht-r riodily aches
FIFTY CENTS A BOTTLE.
Sold hy all Dnict'lsts and
real.T. XJIreclluiis In 11
lint! ..rauiiutiiKimipm, 1
The Charles A. Vogeler Co.
iBuoeriKn A. V..IEI III 1 1 0 I
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Tloadnrhr.rrt Cartor'cLlttlo Liver Fillaro anally
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this annoying complaint, while they alBO correct
ell disorders of tho atomaeh, stimulate tho liver
aud ngulute the bowels. Kven IX th j only cured
Artie they wnnld bcalmopt priceless to those Who
culler frutn this distrociiiiir complaint; but fortu
nately their c(HKlnces does not end h(TP, and thosa
whoonco try them will und theso little pills yaln
able In so manv ways that they wlllrot be wlUiC(j
to do Without thc.ni. But after all sick bead
Is theb.itio of to many lives thnt here Is wherft we
muko our preut boaoU Our pill cure It whilo
Others do not. ,
Carter's Littlo Ll'-er Till are very Mnall and
rcry cui-y to take. Onn rr two pills liinkea dosu.
.They nro strictly tw tablo nnd do not gripe or
pnrRe, butby their pentlo action please all who
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by dru'ista everywhere, or sent by mail.
CARTER MEDICINE CO 'cw York.
I jl I CJUIIIiUIUtUIOj I
j 1 llliiiiiiioiiiiiiuiiiirt
II j I flw j
r and MALARIA.
thJJ, til8.!3 ,s"u.1'0-, "'fe Once lourtlisof
uJ?n m " 8 ,of tuu '"""an moo. These
1 ,'. Uow1 costive, Kick Head.
some ity, Jilulue.., FlatUPln"at ihi
Heart, tl before , ,.,. ,K,?, col
ore rl.,0, los i It'x I lox, and do.
miind tlieuso of a remedy t)mt ttl ts directly
on I he Liver. aaUvci medicine TUTT'S
l'l l.l.N huvHUO eiml. Their notion on tho
hMiieys und skin is also prompt; removing
nil Impurities throiiKli lli(e throe " cv
riiKcm of I he Kyuterti," 'producing uppo.
tile, sound ilineHf ton, retfnlur nIooIh, a elenr
Hktiiuml a vluoroii ) l,dv. 'I TTT'S ril.I.S
t:iiHo no named or Kiipimr nor Interfere
with dntlv work and mo u perfect
ANTIDOTE TO MALARIA.
nn rcr.is witKA ivi-.w man.
"1 have hud Dy.spop.sin, with tonstlpa
tiun.lwo yeniH.iin.I hnve tiled ten different
klndh of pilis, mid '1 1'1'X'S urc tho first
that huve dono mo any food. They lmvo
clei'.n-il mo out nle.ejy. My appetite W
Milcinii.!, tooil dl-tesu readily, mid I now
l.uvi; iwiu.-rl p.',-:nres. fuel like anew
"inn." W. J '. UIVAMjs, I'ttlmyru, O.
'TI'T'" ' ''.' r"' (ti" eHMurmySt..y.Y
?rre mn dye.
im. ;m:iis clia.nied In
Mm.tiy to ;t i.I.n -n I
!i''i. ci 1 mj vi
Ol si'l.t t;y i ;,)
Oli, e, '.Muriu-:
L.v hy u tingle up.
.-u'il by I'rugglHts.
r : j.tof $1.
TUTT'S rVI-KSAUf U'SSii RECEIPTS FRFF.
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Weaki.eiio It Insiaiiliy r lleves and turv. llcanues
b'.ood and rpiirkeus tlmr-h circulation. Neutra
lizes ft-m.s of dUai-e and saves sickness. Cures
twly Moti-hen and tulituirn Koetf &re. Kllminate
Dolls, ( (ir!'iiiieleit ami SraMs. .yTermawntly snd
promptly cures poralsR Yes, ll Li a charming and
healthful Ap'-rlcnt. Kills Scrofula and Kings Evil,
twin trollii rs, ( Iiai.ge bal hnath to good, remov-
Injrthe pans". Ton's Miloos tendencies sad makes
dear complexion. Equalled hy none In the delirium
of fever. A cLarmlng resolvent and a niatcklts.
laxative. It drives Kick Headache like the win.
UTCoutains no drastic cathartic or opiates. Relieves
the hraln of morbid fancies. Frorr.ptly cures lUu-a-n.ihlsm
by routine It. Restores Ufe.glTlr.j proper
ties to the biood. U guaranteed to cure all nervous
di.ord(n. Crilcilablo win alt opiates fall. lie.
freshes the mind and Invigorates the body. Cures
dj-spepsla or money refunded.
Diseases of the blood orn It a conqueror. Endorsed
In writing by oyer fifty tlioieand learlli.g citlxens,
clergymen und ..ys,eia:.a Iu U. N and Lurope.
t'ifl'or sale by all hading druggist. 1J0. (13)
For Testimonials and circulars send stamp.
The Dr.S.A. Richmond Med Co. St. Joseph,Mo,
I. or ', 'ontei bur.h & Co., a ! , Chicago, 111.
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ti , I l ..u-,'l-, i.u .'wiiiti, ."tin I urn, ttiid
all i;-.-:t-. ..j' tin- ku.
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l':j'iii :i -"Kin i:r. lr il-'-'s iml in;.rt t Imrii.
itiuni' n: ''it I'th-j'iO'jti (iO-ji'iny tnry -Mjit!e,
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X l. ( A l A id: II. Af I I K or ( ItliONIr ( f.I.n
In liu- li:i i, !.? Cuid, l.i..mhi:.l eat.um and
J I A Y 1 ' 1 : V 13 It .
Cb uj-es the ii'Miils, p rinOs oalural l-n alhinir,
aic I .lev i-iii- iiu i u-ccioii-. -imr'I. s jHi.l ne 7li.'.
i I., a . lie cur- l"i fold in the Head - win. h
is c.oi.;''.j l.y Mci.e n li.u.es ,n tin- uiiiiosphere,
ice iue i" f"i -ji (;:! fcee;.'otv inry btMU,
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FH FMI; tY AIT TRt CCIFT8
For f--'ale by
PAUL G. scnun,
f-oci:il Ants, in this citv.
THE BtST RMtDf IN IHE WORLD FOR THE CURE
OF ALL DISEASES PECULIAR TU FEMALES.
It is :i Spec lie for the cure of Fulling of the
Vimil, I.cueonli'ea, I'nin in the Hack, riilnful
orSti)iprcs-e(l Meiislnintion, I' lending. Faint
ing Sensations, nnd all the varied troubles at
tending, Ihe period known as Chance of Life.
MERRELLS FEMALE TONICS
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with each bottle. Price, l inj. Prepared !v
t JACOB S. MERRELL, St. Louia, filo.
roiel by all DrugKiats and lieaicrsin Medicine.
Catar r H Ca,"es pam
or Dread. Gives
Belief at Once.
Not a Liquid or
with the finger.
HAY-EEVER iiu'iit will cure.
Price SO C' tit-, hy mall o at druefflcts.
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