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VOL. X. LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISI, LA., SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1898. NO. 52.
CRUEL
THE GRAVE;
on
The Secret of Dunraven
Castle.
BY ANNIE ASHMORE,
Author of "Faithful Margaret," Etc., Etc
CHAPTERA E XX.-(Contlnned.)
Lady Inchcape Foemed deeply agi
tatedi; she clasped her hands tightly
with a look of solemn joy.
"How we have sorrowed for him!" she
murmured. "Never was friend more
bitterly mourned. If you only knew the
nobility of his hea: t-but you shall:
since he is alive I:e shall be my own
special protege, and the first boon I
shall ask of my dear lord will be to es
tablish his lrospec.s."
"You like him much, then?" asked
Lord Inchcape ' th r,uiet onjovment.
"And I'lva-did y II say she a' omourned
for him?"
A swift change asedl over the lady's
face.
I "Ulva!" she whispered. "I had for
gotton-llow shall i break this won
derful news to ther:" she fa'tered, and
blushed; her eyes fell before the search
lng gaze of her husband, yet she nestled I
towards him with fond submission. "In I
this first dear hour of reunion I cannot
wlithhold anything from my lord," she c
murnrured. "Who and what this young
man is 1 know not, sin o he never ob
truded his personal affairs upon my at
tentont. But this I know, that no
nobler heart beats than Mr. Edgar's; he I
is a true gentleman, and merits all the e
friendship which I can show him until
the day of my death. But I have to i
confess, that, sellishly abs",rbed in my I I
own sorrow, I never dreamed of danger II
to our darling Ulva. It was only since
we be loved him drowned that I dlscov- t
ered-that--her grief for his death was h
as deep-aye, deeper far than my own. " i
Scarcely daring to speak above a
whisper she brought this out, and timidly ti
raised her eyes to read the shocked dis- is
appro!-ation she expected from Ulva's
haughty father; but his countenance w
was Inscrutable.
"And the young man-what were his cl
sentiments?" asked lie gravely. r
"That I would give inmu h to know," st
sighed my lady; "but I bolloeve he gave t1
no expression to them, even to Ulva, I w
who to be sure was seldom tote a-tete m
with him. Alas! h!s honor will now
stand ini the way of any future explana- st,
tion. If he loves her he will never ap- ch
proach her again. I know that true pa
heart well. Long and anxiously I ev
studied his nature before I chose him sti
for my friend. Ab, I see now his reason fo
for leaving us in ignorance of his escape a j
from death here. lie feared his own h(,
heart and fed front temptation He
must have had some noble reason, for he teo
was as tender as he was brave and are
would not wantonly atilict us " na
"lie will be here in a few days and tal
will dot 'tleh erplain all," said my lord, tei
with a smi ,, which showed the aston
i-hed lady that her confession had not in plI
the least disconcerted him. "1l
th:
My Lord and Lady Irnchcape entered yo
Dunraven tiwer together for the first pr,
time. for
Every domestic about the premises tic
had been called up by Kenmore and pri
marshaled in the vestibule to do honor
to the occasion; and beautiful Ulva re- ca
ceived her parents in her arms with lore «w
and sympathy unspeakab'o. fa'
During the ev ning which followed l)ii
she , ould not but watch her stepmother cal
in her new happiness with an admira
tion very near being awe, so dazzling ma
was the beauty of her countenance, so wi
fascinating her I ersonal manner.
Every h ok. word and motion was in- aln
stin t with charming soul, her whole
being radiated pure joy. It was lmos- n<ai
siblo to look up and meet her liquid samil- bri
ing dark e e softly restrin upon her lice
without expu:iencing a vague assurance iel
of happ:ness in store even for herself. the
Ulva's unspoken grief seemed lighter whi
for the first time: shie ould believe it he
possible that (lod wouli show her how to
boar her sorrow incblyy. a
And the romance of her parrents' re- se.
union comforte. hoer: it was si sweet to bri
know that although her life was not to his
be so b'essed there was true bliss yet
upon the earth for others.
Hut what said the maiden's sad phi- crj,
losophy whn Lady Inchlcape, coming Ker
into her room to bid her good-night,g
drew her into her arms with a burst of inc
tender doelight, and bade her, in a thrill- ed I
ing voice, sorrow no more, since there aci
was no mnore caiso.
"For he Is not drowned, Ulva, and he ie t
Is good and true as we thought him, and Ie i
we shall see him again-very soon, II1- c
va, darling, very soon!" the
CHAPITER XXI. ban
5TW3 rAIREST DAT THAT EVER DAWNED ON all
INCHCAPL"E. den.
Lord Inchcape sought his daughter A~
one day where she sat alone, ,plunged in Edg
maiden roverie, and a s:ul.o wa" on his givt
face. gaitt
"See what I have bronghlt for my UI- my
va to wear on this bright day:" said h , wrimi
laying an ojen case in hers lap "They eye
were your mothers lear's: they g ima uniil(
mored round her graceful throat, and ant
from her ears and breast when first my I i
eyes rested upon her. ani:d 1 have a:ways iug
kept them for a :ay in 'our life like iniso
that I shouhl like you to change this 'rnd
careless toilet at once, my child. She of hi
wore the stately attire becoming her Ye
beauty and rank. and so should her the
daughter to-day." car
"And why to day, papa?" asked Ulva. ing t
wonderingly, her hands trembling among g reel
the shimmering gems. iAcer
"Because a gcst is at the door who, tion.
of all that cou d come over the sea to of hi
Sleat-na· recken, I mrst desire to honor. i cx ,u
Don your fairest apparel, then, ant your; Edgas
kindilestsmile, for this is the firer.,t and i re'
kindest day that has dawned on Inch- dash
cape for many a wasted year. Co.1:e. hearl
Ulvs: do you tremble, do you fear, and cring
It is your father who bids you be glad? Ho
Can you not trust ma'?. My own sweet him.
girl, look up, and r' aQ the love iln my to hi:
eyes: there', could I sring your little lhow
heart?" . d t
(io, o, not if truth sliaks In human :only
countaIg:ce. She allowed hm to raise soft
war by im hr 4 Ltw 94nd t *p t d h)AMto m at
a window, and when she had stolen
another timid glance at his elo,uent
1 face, a wonderful po sibility flashed
upon her; away fled all l:or sickening
apprehensions of some unknown per
sonage coming with her father's sanc
tion to demand her hand.
- "Who is omning, I ala?" shie whis
L pered, her small hands closing uncon
sciously round his arm, while a magnifi
cent blush mantled from lily brow to
chin; yet sh:e would not await any
clearer answer than that which his
laughing eyes gave her consciousness,
b: t drifted away without another word.
They had talked co much of I apta'n
ven Edgar during the past happy week, that
although Ulva seldom joined in the dis
cu-slon, her intently watching father I
lhad read enough of her innocent heart t
to feel sure of hisground.
And here was Edgar's sloop at last, 4
skimming over the wild waters to the
lonely Isle: and my lord and his lady had
prepared a re option for hini, little I
Etc enough like that which met him the 'ast
time he approached, an unknown ca-t- I
away in the wrecked Mergauser.
lie lands, as upon sacred ground: and
the glory of hopeful love is in his eyes, f
agi- the proud swing of the con ueror in h s
ghtly step. lie is met at the very tide by my e
lord and his lady-like wife, with leal A
" she Kenmore's rugged face beaming behind a
more them; but where is his shy, proud l'rin- r
w the cess of the Sea? All! here she comes,
sha!l: stealing down the grim rock-path, the ii
own la't to greet him, liut the first In all the it
on I world in his swelling heart And who II
o es- so fair an.l kind in her stately attire
and glimmering pearls as this proud I
Lske:l daughter of the lnchcatles t day?
nent. And thore is indeed no n ore cause for
irned sorrow for IlIva? Is the tired sea-bird
t) fold her snowy wings in a haven of
ady's joy to-day?
There is a sweat wonder in her dark
for- ling eyes as she flits nearer; and she
won- comes to a stop els , to her father's
and side, with faith's unconscious appeal. sl
rch- It is Lady In lhcae., -urely, this bril
stled Ilant, beautiful lady, who first greets
"In the stranger with both eager hands out- a
nnot stretched, and her heart in her happy a
she eyes!
oung Scarcely can Edgar recognize the pa- si
oa thetic Lady I)unraven whm lihe left, in It
at- this incarnation of beauty And joy!
no "W\elcome, a thousand times, to our bi
he home and our hearts, Edgar Arden!" ul
the cries she in a voice like ringing joy-bells. in
until "I honored you above all men (save one) df
to I when I knew no kinship between us: but tI
my I may love the heir of Inchcape all my sh
nger life!" And she kissed him. tl
Ince While y'et his senses are reeling under ca
cov- the sweet attack, Lord Inchcape Is wring lhi
was Ing his hands and uttering words he lic
n ever shall forget. sh
e a "And I welcome you to Dunraven with ii
idly the promise that, if your heart's desire cr
dis- is In my gift, I will surely give it you!" lii
va's Now Ulva, his very "heart's desire," pr
ince what will you say to welcome him? lie
She is pale and amazed, and has me- an
his chanically laid her dainty hand upon the sa
ready arm of faithful old Kenmore, to bo
-." steady herself; she gaes and gazes at we
ave the young man while her sweet eyes grow La
Iva, wide and fill with tears, antd her lovely to
tete mouth quivers. kis
low But when he has reached her. and I-as an
na- sto'en those dainty hands into his own
ap- close keeping, and is p tiring the whole ma
rue passionate love of his heart through his anm
r I eyes into hers, she conquers that first ant
tim strange pang and thc gnawing thrill that hai
son follows, atnd is speaking low and c'ear as yo
ape a n ,ble lady should speak to her fathers upt
,wn honored guest
lie "Mamma and I have grieved so bit- to 1
he torly over your supposed death, that you wil
md are welcome back even unier a now "Cc
name: but--I shall--always-miss 'Cap- hai
md tain Edgar!' " And her delicate tones fal- ane
rd, ter and fall over the last words.
on- "lo not misjudge me, Lady Ulva!" lea
In pleads the handsome fellow humbly. the
"Bly and by I shall explain everything the
that seems strange to you and perhaps lith
red you will forgive me?" With a lingering a c
rst pressure he releases her lovely hands: cou
for is not Kenmor,' waiting for his no- ing
ses tice, with his lea' heart swelling with sht
nd pride and 'oy? dar
for "lurrah for the bonnie heir o' Inch- you
rc- cape!" roars this heart of oak, as he EnF
tie swings Its inlue bonnet aloft: 'an' far A
fa' the day that brought him tirst to fine
-ed itinraven, to raise the c-urse off Inch- gra
ter cape!" rec
ra- 'These proud words fire the young Y
ng man's spirit; lie turns so as to face the this
so whole group, and something in his hou
alance silences every one'. in b
"- "enmore speaks truer than he SI
knows," says he: "the curse is indeed han
- raised off the ouse of Incheape. I pl a
Sbring good tidings, my lord; your justi- stat
.,r tication has b-en found among the Colo- "
"e nel's papers: it was in-tantly laid before my
the lords of that committee before nj!
et whom your honor was impeached, and his I
he e is their rep y." Ni
to He pla.id a letter in Lord Inchcape's hom
I hand: and for on e the proud peer lost
se med ouercome as he devoured the hint
t brief contents, and passed the paper to vind
to his wife. gen
"t A magnificent amende honorable!" bacl
cr'ed Lady Inchcape, her fair fa e and
flushing proudly; "iisten, Ulva; listen Lort
ig Kenmore; you have stuck ti us through then
tgood and through evil report. l.ord Bt
I ncheape stands triumphantly vlndicat- was
Sed before the trbunal which heard him the
rO a.cuIed of dishonor five years ago, and sase
in token of their regret for the injury were
he has suffered, they entreat him to ac eier:
d cept his old seat in the cabinet, while In Bu
acknowledgment of his past services to Love
the country, they offer him the Blue Rib- beau
ban of the Garter. And who brought brigl
all to pass? You, I am sure, Mr. Ar- had
den. though you do not say so." eyes
r And now, indeeJ, sweet t'lva presses An
Edgar's hand as weo:l a: my lady, antd in hi
sgiives himn a wonderful lash from eyes his a
glitter ng with proud tars: but though note
my Lord Inchcape is mute while he behir
wrings his young kinsman's hand his him:
eye speaks a language which Ediar Ing I
understands well; and no one is so radi- toil t
d ant as he. keep
y 1 hey move upward: of all the hover- oft ft
iing attendants Kenmore alone is per- of mi
a minited a place near the enchanted group: happ
s rnd E'dgar is forced to explain in spite He
* of his gracious modesty. cupie
r Yes, it was through his entreaties that for Ic
r thi dead man's kinsman, Archerhe!d, every
c-arched his paper, for anything bear So
ing upon l.ord Inc ucape; and when the with
Sreclous Il loimation was discovered in half
Accringtn'n diary of the year in ques- last C
,tion. togethe- with the whole romance t ha
of his topeless Dassion for In heape's Ardet
e.x ,uistii American bride. It was only repre:
SLdeat's wearied importunities which An
1 irelented the fiery o'd sea-dog from the m
Sdashing the whole black story into the on tk
.heart of his own fire, to preserve Ac- genin
Scrington's rep itaioo. shed
SHow Edward prayed him, hectored one d
b him, threatened him: how he appealed rolled
Sto his sense of justice, and all In vain; Admli
how he began about the unhappy wife last I1
ad the sequestered 'aughter, and sld- lytg I
Idoily found himself on the Admiral's sailor
soft aside, and the battle won; of all th'a thig
h iaie d ildl 4t theble.,ttolbf l1 Iuhtl 19u
tolen are forever stra~.lng, like his eyes, to
,uent ward Ulva, who dares not meet them.
ished And how is it that the group divides
'ning before they are half way up the tower,
per- and that Lord Inchcape with his wife
sanc- ias? on unconscious that their younger
compani ns have dropped behind?
whis- Ant what is the st::ry that Edgar Ar
icon- de.i, of Inchcape, is to hung his pa e sea
;nifi- princess now? and where is all her fire
ow to and pride to day, that she does not chide
any him when he makes the boldest demand
his man's lips may frame to maiden free-a
ness, demand for herself.
vord. No, she does not chide him; she would
)ta:n no if she could, because she
that And now they have paused by the
dis- ro ky wall, close by the sea, where a
ether little brook stea's from the dark heart
leart of the cliff to sparkle in the sun; and
Edgar is te:ling his love the story of
last, Sircombe's sin and how leal Kenmore
the de ivered him fromn death.
had And the Iligh'ander, who has been
ittle I haunting them from afar, and drinking
'ast jtolen draught of the honey. happines,
fa-t from the sight of their sweet, young
blis , ,hows his ta!l p'ald-wrapp'd form
and near them, and mute'y p'ead= with wist- (
y's. ful eyes for perini sion to come closer
h s And hil proud Ladly Oo'ava cries out
Smy eagerly that he mu t come and be the
leal first to hear .omething, oh, :o strange
hind and unexpected-for who has a better f
rin right than Kenmore?
nes, "And you were here, and heard a dy
the ing cry?" .he asks of the o'd man, awe
the in her eye , and her light ('asp tighten- f
who Iug on Edgar's arm.
tire "')Deed was I, lady Oo'ava," answers I1
d Kenmore, in tones of solemn joy: "I was r
for wac at hert for the brave man that had u
firl drowned at our very doors, as I thought s!
i of -ay, an' for her that mourned sae bit- h
teriv." He paused to contemplate a
- proudly the ,iuck blush that dyes his e!
she lady's downcast face, and the impas- 1(
s'ond look of her lover; "I had neither ft
broken bread nor slept for sorrow an'
rilshame at the evil I had borne in my ss
Berts nind against him afore his death. An' y,
sac I wahdered up an' I wandered doon
ut- among the lonely rocks night an' day:;
PPY an' that night 1 (ast mo doon at the lit
o" this cliff wa'; an' syn I hoard a weary h
pa- sigh, and it was at my very ear; an' I
in looked to see the moria that was in such
:air trouble; an' then my blood creoped hi
our backward an' the hairs o' my head stood
!" up, for I wot It was a ghalst! Doon on
is. my knees I fell, an' called on G. d for 11
ne) deliverance; an' my voice rang through
but the rocks like a trumpet; an' what
my should answer but an eerie voice ahint
the cliff wa'-'Kenmore! Kenmore! I
ier canna win oot!' an' it was the voice of
ng him I thocht dead an' gone, yet I bo
he lieved it a' at once, a'r 'maist grat wa'
sheer .oy! an' syne I saw a pa!e flutter
ith in' thing creepin' oot through this
ire cranny where the burnie trickles out,
u!" like a white bird flutterin' from its In
," Irisoen cage, an' I caught it, an' my
heart was like t·i burst, it was saee thin
se- an' wounded! for it was his hand, that Et
he same hand ye hold between your sin
to bonny silken anes-" but he may as
at well close his story here, for his proud on
)w Lady Oolava is holding her lover s hand LC
sly to her bosom, and is bathing it with
kisses and tears, in an agony of pity w(
as and love. to
vm And then they both turn to the old any
sic man, who is standing with bared head
lis and wrapt senses, a' if he wasin church; rri
'st and each one takes one of his horsny
at hands, and four eyve beaming with rat
as youth's loveliest emotion, pour gratitude i (
r s upon him. si
"And you will not grudge your Colava tic
t- to the unwe!come Englishman any moie sh'
mu will you?" pleads Edgar. with a smile
w "Come with us and see for yourself how o
p- hard I shall try to make her lift a noble
il- and hapoy one." WO
"Ah, 'tis not Arden o' Inchcape that an
" leal Kenmore should misdoubt," says I n
y. the old man, proudly; "you are not in of
ig the list with that dell ('olonel o' the In
ps lithe and poisonous tongue, wha' brought th`
ig a curse on Inuchcape which only you
s: cou:d lift! May heaven's fairest bless
o- ings attend this day; may the sun ever Ins
:h shine for it, may no dool or wae ei'r rid
darken the day that gave my bonn;o con
i- young lady to the bravest as' bti st in oth
se England:" lri
r And as the blessing rolls out in the a I
:o line old Highlander's full tones, the hit
1- gracious yo:ng pair bend their heals to
receive it
Z Yet hush! What is she saying now, R-a`
,e this dear Ool va, adored from the firs tint
is hour her tender, true face ever smiled pea
in bleak Sleat-na-Vrecken? 'iht
e She has twined her snow-white little mal
d hands about the old man's arm, and is (o c
I pl ading In a half whisper, the tears l
I- standing in her glorious eyes. e
"And you wil come with us, and be fros
e my own Kenmore still? Ah, do not say T
e n,! For to you 1 owe my Edgar and it
i his love-and I will love you always conu
Never will ,alford forget the coming mer
a home of Lord Inchcape with his long- lows
r lost wife and daughter. Some vague an
a hint of wronged innocence and a full
o vindication at last had leaked out, and One
gentle and simple were longing to get ing
back the belos ed Lady of Incheape Fossa3 tries
Sand to see the splendid womanhood of mom
1 Lord Inchcape's daughter, who had left com
Sthemu a child.
I But when the proud announcement in h
- was made that Lady Ulva was to marry
Sthe heir, their own popular idol, enthu- ptO
I s asm rose te Its height: felicitations .hoc
were showered upon the noble pair fron priss
e\ery quart r. hans
But none were so sweet to Ulha as felt
Loveday J)eliamere's, for the regal fore
beauty from the north and the sun- hccr
bright sprite with the golden tresses kno,
had but to gaze Into each other's true
eyes to love in very truth forever prct
And my I.ord Inchcape was reinstated tile 1
in his lolty place and once more served The!
his country well and wisely. But it was and
noted that he never would leave his lady her,
behind wherever his duty might sQnd -ck
him: his Engelonde must ever be wait
ing for him after each day's-care and
toll to charm away his weariness, and to
keep him in sweet remembrance of that
oft forgotten truth that God's plannlngz deSCi
of man's day gives time for conJural duck
happiness as well as for daily labor. chin'
He never felt too weary or too preoc- cide
cupied to converse with Lady Inchcape, mars
for love made her presence a balm for ime
every earthly il. Lime
So they buried Richard Accrington two
with great pomp and ceremony, and, w tqS
half the country were there to see the the
last of the splendid stranger who was with
t, have given such gallant battle to hasi
Arden of Inchecape for the pleasure of drop]
representing them. She 1
And though the who'e throng admired e
the manificonce of his last splearanc ! herd,
on the world's stage and extolled his .
genius and wealth, there was no tear tnm3
shed for Richard Aecrington, save that s;ith
one drop, bitt',r as pal', which slowly the t
rolled down th' mahogany ch'ek of !?
Admiral Archerfleld when he took his when
last look of the stern, Inscrutable face
lying in the coffin.,ortothls simple, fond ret'o
sailor the ex sttache td se.mined every- the ,.
thlg that is most to bpstond of, ad to Pqg
41U ' 9 ba * eas wltrbat hoea-tat i Pard
to- *wrung the honest heart of the old sea
m. dog for many a day.
rides liush! there may have be:en one other
wer, being who cou!d weep for lost Hi hard
wife Accr;ngton-r ne who loved and ';trayed a
ager him and who had suffered deeply from c
his vengeance, for death blots out many a
Ar- black records, and a wom:an's lose lasts j
sea- forever.
fire Yet if she wept it must have been in
hide shamed secrecy, for wi.o ihould loathe
land his memory more than did Mrs. Della
--a mere?
ould My lord's secretary, Mr. Sircombe, did
not long outlive his disarace.
When convinced that he was not to be C
te permitted to remain near his offended r
re a patron or his family, he vanished out of b
eart their ken so suddenly and so completely o
and that he left no trace behind.
of But for months after I ;va's restoration
sore to society. when the fami y were in Lon- O
don prepar;ng for her marriage, any one
peen at all Interested in the old and the sad
tang might have o';served a certain forlorn 0
es-, figure wrapped in a disguising cloak, g
ung which seemed to haunt the steps of the al
rm beautiful and brilliant creature when- t
rist- ever she condescended to walk: which
r waited hours in the harsh spring winds
out at the rail to see her pass by among the -
e other great people who circled round the "
nge Ladies' Mile; a·'d grew more and more P
tter forlorn as time went on: more old look- P
nd - g, more tremulously helpless; until he
dy- only came once a week to sit on an ob
awe scure bench and ga;e afar on the lovely
ken- face; then once 'n a month: then one last is
time-the tettof all, for the beautiful ir
ers lady chanced to alight from her own car- cm
was riage to walk a little way with her lover
had under the royal oaks, and coming nearer
ght slowly, the burning eye.; of her devotee 01
bit had time to feed upon her noble form
ate and her adorable face-even to gather cc
his every radiant glance -- till she chanced to at
tas- look his way, and found herself face to w
her face with John Sircombe.
an No need to turn away in shuddering
my scorn, sweet Ul a; he will never harm Pt
An' yo:r lover more! th
on For when she bent o: r him, struck by fo
afi an unutterable something in his face,
the man's heart was broken --all his life or
try had gone forth iu that feeding gaze-he or
was dead. is
iih Ilis shame had driven him forth, but ni
)ed his grief had killed him. J
The Three Graces are once more uni
on ted, Alice, Laura and Engelonde: but pa
for the fatal guest will never again intrude
gh upon their happiness, todraw down upon
tat their lives the curse of that passion
int which is cruel as the grave--jealousy. tel
of [Tas ENo J
eo- w
EMPRESS AND MOTHER AS of
-is WELL. tot
A,------ cri
Its In Spite of Royal Pageants She Found pl4
ny Time to Play with Her Children. an
in The recent visit of the German inl
at Empress and her boys to Felixtowe mi
' was evidently an extremely pleasant
ad one. A correspondent writes to a be
ad London paper; dri
th The five little Princes of Felixtowe lig
ty won all hearts by their unaffected tha
boyish manners, but, now that they An
Id are gone. no one speaks of them with wii
greater affection than th- donkey-boy ted
y "Joe," who, every aft"rnoon, proudly ove
th ran behind his three fleetest donkeys, the
le each mounted by a little lad in a ni
sailor suit. T'he C.own Prince par- 1
-a ticularly begged that his donkey ani
e should bea"kicker,"and itwasapretty anc
e. sight to see the dear little fellows gal- alse
le loping along the sands and taking the
wooden breakwaters at full speed. As -
pt an instance of their kindness of heart '
rs I may tell you that, on the occasion cell
n of the birthday to which you referred bal
oe 1 I your paragraph, seeing "Joe" pass c
i their windows they rushed out with a fall
s_ plateful of birthday cake, which they irol
r insisted on his taking away. "Too
r rich for me," said Joe afterwards. "I
: could only eat a little bit of it." An- pet
n other day, when riding. the Crown ead
Prince, trying to urge his donkey to a
o a faster gallop, caught "Joe" a good sho
Shlit across his forehead. He was so of t
S(istressed at having hurt him that he It
was reduced to tears, and it was some croi
time before he could be comforted, re- the
d peatedly begging Joe to forgive him. A
They wanted him to go back to Ger- shot
many with them, but this Joe refused offt
s to do, and if you ask him the reason ible
he says he does not like "going so far A
from home." the
SThe little fellows bathed whenever fd
I it was fine, andti swam well. One time
could not help a feeling of astonish
Sment to se the way they were al
lowed to bathe-without any ropes d
and no one in the water with them.
SOne day as the donkey boy was lean- the
Sing against their gate, the policeman old
Stried to push him away. At that A
Smoment the Empress happened to she
i come up, and, noticing this, she held ordil
up her hand and said to thie policeman for
I in her pretty English: "You leave the dana
poor boy alone!" At another time the
Joe was on the beach, and to his sur- Cl
prise the Empress went up and shook dowi
handswith hint. He says: "I never sible
felt so ashamed In my life! Why, be- until
fore every one-and there must have ora
been over 200 people there. I didn't carel
know which way to look!" It was befom
pretty tosce the Empress sitting on Cl
the beach surrounded by her five boys. ally
They seemed devoted to their mother, good
and were constantly running up to boile
her, putting their arms round her take
neck. rine
SA Wild Duek's Forathoegh O
W. Pren;tis, of Rainham, England, o
describes an inlerstlng case of a wild
duck's forethought. A mowing ma
chine was set to work round the out.
-eido of a field of lucerne bordering a o1
marsh, diini~iahing the circle each
Lime round the field, leaving about m
two acres in the center. A wild duck
w ts sceu by the shepherd to fly from hop
the p!ece of lacerne that was left
with something in her beak, and;
happening to Ify near him, she
dropped -r hbree-parts Incubated egg. k
She was again observed by the shep
herd, and allo by the sheep-sheaes
carrying anothor ·gg .in hd· beak, thisf
t~m over the marsh wall toward the con
siatingr; anul agaala habe was seen for th
the third time to carry an egg In heoW
'hi~a In the samnedlrcctlon. Nextday,
when the field was finishct by the
removal of the iast j)ece of lucere, ThI
Ihe wild duck's nest, from whilea the jse/o4
egg. had boon rdn -tod, ,S diy4
rLd
d sea- HOUSEHOLD MATTERS.
other steamed agw..
i hard Butter five patty pans and break an
rayed egg in each; place in a steamer, set
fromn over a kettle of boiling water and then
matny steam till the whites are cooked.
Slaut Take out on hot platter, sprinkle with
en in salt and pepper and pour a teaspoon
oathe ful of melted butter over all.
D Cod Boe Cutlets.
e, did The cod's roe, one tablespoonrul of
vinegar, salt, one egg, white bread
to be crumbs. Try to keep the skin of the
ended roe unbroken if possible; put into
)ut of boiling water with a little salt, and
letely cook it for five minutes, then take it
out and put it into cold water for a
ation couple of minutes. Boil again slowly
yone for thirty minutes, but add to the
e sad water the vinegar and a tablespoonful
ar:orn of salt. When cooked let it drain and
loak, get cold. Then cut it into slices
f the about one-half inch think and trim
vhen- them to a neat sh:ape. Beat up the r
hick egg, brush the slices over with it and '
¢ the cover them with crumbs. Then fry t
d the in hot fat a lpretty brown. Drain on a
more paper. Serve garnished with fried b
look parsley and dried lemon. t
i ob. Tetmpting Luncheon Recipes.
ovely A relishing dish for luncheon or tea i
3 last is made of crackers by preparing them
itiful in the way just given, then for every
car- cracker mix one tablespoonful of
lover grated cheese, one-half a saltspoonful t]
votee of salt and one-fourth of a saltspoon
form ful of white pepper. Spread the hot
ether crackers with this mixture of cheese
ad to and seasoning, return to the oven and a
co to warm until the cheese is melted. You 8'
may also make a brewis for tea by
,rlng preparing the crackers and cheese in a
arm this way, putting them into a buttered w
shallow earthen dish, adding one
k by fourth of a cupful of milk for each
life cracker, and baking until it is brown, ce
--he or until the milk is absorbed. This e
is all easy, and Iassure you it is very f
but nice as well as inexpensive. -Sallie
Joy White, in Woman's Home Com-. f
unt- panion. ni
but ___ _ fa
Scalloped Apples. in
soen Pour one-quarter cupful melted but- O5
ter over two cupfuls stale bread in
crumbs. Mix one-quarter cupful sugar fa
with one-quarter teaspoonful grated
nutmeg, and the grated rind and juice ca
AS of one-half lemon. Sprinkle the bot- w]
tom (f a buttered baking-dish with to
crumbs, cover with one pint sliced ap- ut
fund ples, add half the sugar mixture; add nc
another pint of apples and the remain- fe
nan ing sugar and crumbs. Bake forty wi
owe minutes, covered at first. is
ant More butter and a little water may fo:
a a be used if the apple is flavorless and or
dry. Baker's bread is best, as it is an
)we lighter than home-made. Press it ge
ted through a colander, rejecting the crust. ma
hey Any spice preferred may be used, but lit
ith with cinnamon, the lemon is best omit- th
boy ted. It should be baked in a slow ere
dly oven at first, covered, putting it on an
tys, the centre grate, so that it may cook aw
ta uniformly.
tar- This is a very good dessert, simple gr
key and economical, serving it with cream fig
tty and sugar, or with hard sauce. It may the
ral- also be served as an entree with meat. to
the pa
As - nousehold Hints. did
art The oil left from sardines is an ex- we
Ion cellent substitute for butter in fish- cal
red balls. AN
ass Clothes turned right side out, care- ha
h a fully folded add sprinkled, are half Cli
ley ironed. het
To prevent a mould in ink infuse a ne
piece of salt the size of a hazelnut in to
each quart. boi
me
Onions are great absorbents. They can
sd should not be left cut for any length Aki
so of time and then used. inti
he In frying croquettes, roll in bread out
ne crumbs; but in baked croquettes, roll war
re- the last time in well-buttered crumbs. I
Ii. All beans and leguminous vegetables star
°r- should be cooked with the cover half was
ed off the stew pan in order to be digest- Com
on ible. pict
a A double chopping knife is one of ei
the labor-saving utensils that should witl
er find a place in every kitchen where go
ne time and strength are valuned. whi
h
When the taste of the cook has be- ma
come vitiated by the tasting of many t
dishes a swallow of milk will restore nes
n-the delicacy to the pa'ate, so says an go
mold authority on cuisine. Ge
at A very good way to test whether
to sheets are damp or not is to place an will
id ordinary tumbler between the sheets sick
I for a little while, and it the bed is disc:
e damp traces of moisture will appear on and
Si the inside of the glass. a pe
r- Clotheslines should always be taken
ak down after the weekly wash, if pos- Kial
·r sible, rolled up and placed in a bag Gen
e- until next time. If the line is a pulley Bj
re or a wire line, and up to stay, wipe off now
't carefully with a damp cloth each time ias
is before using. hot
D Clothespins need washin g occasion- kee
5- ally to keep them at their best. A y
r, good plan is to drop them in the h
o boiler after the clothes have been th
r taken up, then pour the water o4f
rinse the pins, and dry thoroughly be- the
fore putting away. the
SThe difference in the nomenelature the
of mutton or lamb chops is often the whe,
soaroe of bewilderment to the novioc Brno
in marketing. The following, how- load
ever, are the points of difierence: A a
rolled loin chop makes an English
chop. A rolled rib chop, scraped, ofe
makes a French chop. A rolled rib
ehop makes a German chop.
t dieri
As Entre iray Item.
· We often see odd announoements
taken from, ancient ehureh aecouate,. lives
What will people who live a cntury of t]
or two heance think of the followiang r
from the Bishop Burton Church as- do
counts for 1897: "To killing worms in
the bust of John Wesley, 15.?"-.
Westminster Gazette.
A see sensed - And
There is now sad orestaua.t wiaw
people ea , tak. their ,aa fIsosW.- ci
an BiLl A P'S N[FLY, EIT R.
,set _ I
Lhen I
PROSPECTS OF A WAR WITH SPAIN
with
on. IS DIdSCUSSED. u
I of PEOPLE BUT LITTLE CONCERNED, I
read _ d
the
into Aceording to Bartow wan's View of the
and tautiotom--sly Conress Is
:e it Bewildred. It
Ora ci
the ti
fld War is a big thing-an awful thing
ces -but our people do not seem to be
rim very much concerned. They have it
the more curiosity than apprehension. ]
and The great excitement is at Washing- ol
fry ton, and even there it is based not Is
on upon fear of blood or suffering, ri
ied but upon the struggle between the it
two great political parties-which hi
one shall get ahead and what move w
tea is the best one to get ahead and a
Lem stay there. Whatever McKinley does tai
or proposes to do the Democrats must ti
ery fight it and vice versa. The success of it
f ul the party is a bigger thing than war. a
on- We have never seen congress so be- w
hot wildered. Some are for intervention, tk
se some for recognition, some for annex- ic
and ation and all for revenge. Wall street
(on sees nothing but the money that is in a1
by it. Some preachers are for peace at th
in any price and some are howling for ne
red war. Of course the army and navy
e- want a fight, for that is their profes- to'
cch sional business and gives them a to'
, chance for promotion. Then there are o
US editors and publishers who must ap- ro
ry pear to be at fever heat whether they he
lie feel so or not, for it is a harvest time
for news and the people want the t'
news and will buy the papers. The in
farmers, too, are affected and are study. the
ing what to plant for profit, and the ati
it. speculators in grain and meat are bull- thC
ad ing and bearing, according to their in
,ar faith. ml
ed But the great masses of the Ameri- 0
ice can people, the toilers and conisumerd, wi
ot. who have nothing to gain and nothing de
th to lose by a war, are lookers-on with fat
ip- unconcern. They have no Ax to grind, thI
dd nor even a hatchet, but still have a thi
in- feeble hope of more work and better UZ
ty wages. Down here at the south there wa
is no great interest except in the cities, so'
ay for our people never get ahy contracts
d or government jobs, and don't expect in
is any gain from a war with Spain. If we D
it get a custom h3use here and there the bul
st. material must come from over the BS
ut line, notwithstanding the marble and me
it- the granite are at our doors. North. D
w ern contractors clean out our rivers ant
3n and barbors and all the p0ofit goes Yoi
a away from home. hot
Our mischievous people tell thq Ne- '
le groes they have got to go and do all the so
m fighting, for it is McKinley's war and
my they all voted for him. The boyd read ton
it. to them paragraphs from the northern
papers which say that northern sol
diers would die of fever in Cabs in a
- week and that only southern negroes
L- can stand the climate. Lots of them wh
around here are fixing to bide out and n10
have done picked out their cangbrake.
if Clarence, the drayman, is a leader, a so'
heeler in elections, and he says: "I al
never vote for any war. I ain't gwine an
n to fight. Iain't dobe nothin' to ne.
body an' nobody ain't done nothin' to the
me, I ain't mad wid nobody an' how kn
can er man fight widout he's mad. Mr. sap]
Akerman an' Mr. Crawford got me a ii
into dis scrape an' dey must get me vles
d out. I wonder if dey is gwine to de aI
I war."cor
Last SundayI saw a gan of negroes an'
s standing around a preacher and he A
i was reading the big headlines of The
Constitution to them. There is a large cord
pictorial recruiting poster in the post- f
f oeice and they stand a and look at it
with serious alarm. But they are not
. going from these parts, neither are the
white people going right now. Old
man Ingram was a good fghter in the
last war and seemed to like the busi- sve
ness and he says he wouldn't mind
going if they will let him fight under
General Lee and wear gray olothe. hn
My friend, Captain Dobbs, says he he r
will aloniJ with nr.1,alb n turk
sick and get the doctor to give him a mor
discharge at the end of three months Tim
Sand then he will come home and draw
a pension all the rest of his life.
Well, if it has to be a war Mr. Me
Kinley had better turn it over to EL
General Lee to fight it.
Big things are piling in on as just
now. The state canvass for state oil
isale is now going on and getting red
hot and it takes nearly all oar time to
keep up with that and the war too.
Maybe we will need another war gov
ernor, and it we do Colonel Csndler
has had more experiene in that line
than some other folks.
Colonel Benfroe oould take care of
the negro conviets and march them to
the front just iLke old Joe Brown did
the 200 conviets in the penitentiary
when Sherman came along. Governor
Brown went down there with a wagon
load of gray clothes and made themn
te off their stripes and he gave them
all guns and had them to eleet their
oeers8 and then made them a speeds O
"(entlemen, Fellow Oitinses, Sol.
diers: It doesan' follow that bcarse
off the dsee from youruetysqj Kds
jaru kin .t 'The on y
doores and you must nh y 1ktus -
ight for your aa s ad yer u es, O
o4 and your auve land."
And they ha4e their feetom wthdit a a
sholt and )Bqzake be4ld frth li* nw0 *
T'hen here is the cold wintry blast
that has come over our eountry and
killed our fruit and vegetables %nd
paralyzed our hopes. Our most forward
peaches are not killed, but our pota.
AI( toes areutterly prostrated. They will
come out again and I think will make
us a good crop. Two years ago mine
were killed down to the ground, but
they came out again, and I never had
a better crop. This leads me to think
that maybe they had better be cut
down- early and then they would
the make more fruit and less vines.
My wife threw all sorts of old clothes
over. her Mareschal N e
that was full of buds. My neighvine
covered gp their beans and beets and
some of them spread newspapers over
their potatoes and saved them. I was
ing away down in Greensboro the coldest
be night and it was not cold enough there
to kill anything. A few degrees of lat
are itude makes a great difference. Mr.
on. Marbury, the weather man, foretold us
ng. of this coming freezeand I have great
not faith in him. When the weather bu
ng, reau was first established we thought
the it was a humbug, but long observation
rich has convinced the world that the
ove winds and the waves and the weather
and are not the mystery they used to be.
oes Soience has revealed their courses and
nat their changes and the telegraph tells
s of it truly many hours beforehand. The
rar. scripture says, "The wind bloweth
be- where it listeth and ye hear the sound
on, thereof, but ye cannot tell whence it
ex- cometh nor whither it goeth."
eet But we can tell now and can fortify
in against disasters on land and perils on
at the deep. Verily, there is something
for new under the sun.
ivy I was ruminating about the classic
es- town of Greensboro, one of the oldest
a towns in the state. What a beautiful
ire country surrounds itl What pretty
p. roads and streets. What attractive
ey homes and pretty mansions. What
me wealth of lovely fowers. I saw wis
he teries there growing wild and bower
he ing upon old dead trees. Many of
ly. these stately ante-bellum mansions
he still have the tall fluted columns and
11- thq parapet roofs that were so common
air in the olden time. I saw the old Oone
mansion and the house where William
ri- C. Dawson lived. I went to oallege
rw, with the Dawson boys, but they are
ng dead, and.left no sign. I heard their
th father make a speech in 1845. He was
.d, the first whig who ever represented
a that district in congress. He was
or United States senator in 1847. He
re was universally popull--kind, court
s, eons and entle, be worked his own*
ts way fr6m humble life up to many em
et inent positions and never lost a friend.
we Dawson county was named for him,
te but none was naned for Toombs or
he Stephens. They were greater states
Id men, but they made eaemies, while
h. Iswson, by his exceeding courtesy
rs and gentle manners, made friends.
es Young men, if you aspire to political
honors, you had better remember this.
e- When Stephen dirard was asked the
1e secret of his snoess he replied, "Civ
d ility. "--B~ AM, in Atlanta Coasti
A tation.
- H. ells Snakes.
a There is a man in Orlando, Fla.,
who is egaged in a very curious busi
d ness. Ife supplies dime museums,
sideshow people and concerns of that
sort, with all kinds of live snakes. He
, always has a large supply of all sorts
and sizes on hand.
He keeps his customers informed of
the state of the market, and lets them
0 know periodically when he has a new
supply. Now and then he publishes
a list, giving the current price of rat
tlesnakes, adders and others, for the
value of these creatures varies in ac
cordance with the supply and demand
and the time of year.
At present a rattler may be had for
from seventy-five cents to $8.50, ac
cording to its size; moccasins, from
flfty cents to $.50. Adders from thirty
Sfive cents to $1; gophers, coachwhips
and tree snakes, all the way from sev
enty-five cents to$2.50; pines and king
snake, from seventy-five cents to $2;
milk and grass, or joint, snakes, from
seventy-five cents to $1.50. Grass
snakes range from fifty cents to $1.
He also sells live alligators, any
length from one to eight feet, for from
thirty-five cents to $12. Woo4ibis
he regards as worth $8 a pair; Whter
turkeys at the same figare and cor
morants at $5 each.-Philadelphis
Times.
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Only direct route to
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And all points in Texas ai the Boauth-.
west.
Double Daily Trains
Fast Tfme
Close Connections,
T roynh Pallman Pa!ace Sleepers
beten New Oriea: n and Memphis,
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The gret steel bridge spanning the
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