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Society Belles Fight a DueL
Hsadasme West Virginia Girls 8ettble
Alirof eaor With Swmd.
A romantic scandal has leaked out
within the precinct dof New Milton,
W. Va., and has set people by the ears.
The prineipale are wo rival soeety
belles. An affair of honor, it appears
arose between them and was settled with
swords In the bona6de french mode,
Miss Hattie Demontery is the daughter
of a rich stock raiser. he is a dashnlag
brunette, eduoeted abroad, and her vel
vety eys have pierced the soulof many a
male admirer. The only rival shabe ws
In the social field is Mies Grace Dare, a
blonde equally dashing and aeomplused.
Two months ago aaowasemeat was
made of the engagement of Miss Demon
tery to William F. Appleton, cashier of
the New Milton Bank. A month pmed
sad the engagement was mysteriously
broken, and ten days later the rimal of
Miss Demontery-Miss Dare - was iown
to New MilteLas the fianeee fl th pe
somably fickle Mr. Appleton.
At a ball recently given there th two
beauties met. Just what oeeureis
not definitely known, seept tht two
left the ball room hastily and
tiously, with blazing eyes, and
their escorts. What allowed is
to hare triaspired asnout two mlle bi
town, in a leared ospae in the o ,
and by the romanti moolight. Both
werefine borsewomes and they gallsped
thither, with their secods and
to settle their trouble ascording b the
code. The name of the seconds re_ not
known, but theyare sad to beg grls
tleadseof thes principals. The ground
was chorse, the swords meaamre, and
the twoifr amasonsremoved thir po
tecting corsets. Fencing made
a fashlonable aecomplishme t, hba
Nd the glittrlag blades with der
-s hkil while ts seced io apart
and shivered tog~ther
The outcome o the duel is knowni
as the ladies have not been svl be , dn
sead ths reest s orts have made
by their respective families to hush up
the asir. Iis not believed ither of
the duelists was hurt beyond a few
ABigger Man Than Omer.
Wall sreet News.
"Ever ase rover Cleveladut queried
a Yss-- Clty man a L Louis man
the other day.
"Humph I Who is Grover Cltead
"Te Predet t the Unated States, of
"Oh I remember-bat ir, what des
Grover Cleveland amount to compared
to our Hoie, to the southwest sys
Among the arrivals in Beltmre on
Sunday was a Jackass from England.
The commendable thing about this par
ticular amimal is that he will. not take to
the lecture platform.
An Inhuman Monster.
An Unfeelleg ew leJ MJother mr-.
dre er Four Ohildren
With an ALe.
Tiae people of Keyeport N. J., are in a
terrible state of excitement over the
horrible butchery of the four Smith
chillren by their inhuman mother. Last
week, when the husband and father
came runnlng from the eid, where be
had been at work to And his childrea
daedordying, hemethis wife at the
door with the bloody axe at In her
had, but at ight at m she cowered
and let it fall nervousy to the Seer.
Then she ell down herself and groveled
at his feet. Tears sprang into the mm's
eyes and trickled down his eoeks as be
cried. "Fanns, what made yse kIll
my childreal" Without any appareat
sorrow for her work she answeresd cam
"Why, bMoroea I was tole by God to
do so ad I obeyed his ommads."
Thebn g g upsa her kneesand loek.
nlag up nto her sorrowful hasbands fae
"I kawwdid wrog, but it was the
only thing to be dome to save them from
By this Mrs Smith meant that d was
afraid that the old homeste, whih had
heea inth family for generations, was
to he take away from them, In whisk
ease the childre would be thewn aes
the street, sandhefeared thatthey would
boremediseus. In eareem la te
beody of little da, eold in death; In s
other oe lay Rease, the pretty girl who
got downupa her knesto beg ar her
ie. Osef he e we p atoesut, where
bhe a aitber UpllStd IeMa. Three oa
theingerse her left hand are so als mi
Ing. Her shaill we hractured om the not
ide. Wraus the U-year-old boy, was ly
flngbeele s ater plod f a sd.
His head, like that of his ster, was
split qpe. He ha aroused from a sa
aof p a asked what was the mat
ter. Tw'eethisngrs areenteL AIs
to nemaining daughter, was lying na
another bed, where she appeared to have
been .o-slp when heo neesed tb bmws
from the ae.
The clekbatsId aby dsm
The now celebrated a uer-pers em
of Pltehurg, In which two wom
eamed the smehild as thelr adprla
and whlch camo up againin court this
weekn the petitlofe MYn.Rs. ber
writof habeas eorpus to obtain poes
deo satalfaast, has been disposed of
Jade White eedr Mrs. Meybes to oe
bo s the child to Mrs. wauer, wa Lt
court deided was the mother. The o
der eated cemserable excitement ia
court, a it was found mecesary to take
the child fim the Meyers dmly by
_res, as they ro rsed to rellnquais .
Ye. Meyers, one the clamats, is
new serving a term In the workhase
for perfjury. When forced to give up
the child be nsistedl that itso clothes
should be taken ea ad t hat it haold go
naked, bt the judge would net permit
this. He decided that Mrs. Baser could
take the child as it was, and after bea
ging its clothing return to Mrs. Meyers
those belonging to bhr.
A recent writer upon economic sub
Jects lays down the following remarka
Labor, like Smor ereStion loth, eabold
al be bouga M in tes ebmpet met
andad In tl dearest.
This, it plai phirase, mas that the
workman ught to sell his labor for as
much as he na, and that the employer
ought to buy It for a little as heo .
This doctrine means that the work
ilnga is merc ise,to be sold In the
market Iie eattle. Is may be laslted
thL It is labor that is to be sol and net
the laborer; but are mt the two one
and the sm lasepaable, Jolned forever
Sekh a dstriae is mmreo, I re
mores trm Iinb all hmalty,amn is ts
prdsut a brain o pualseles soes
rather the of seamnt hong.
It is te dotrine that the abrer is
for ie that bringe strikes amoung really
ntelligent workmen. All strike have
nat the orgin ; sop pres rm
the vienm nthiniag elstement; eters
are base upon a real grievance. In the
latter ee prM is a leadg factor In
Until seociet is agreed that the rel
ines oembldh between -mlpr and
employe is smething ther than blind
anuemati meenhala. tanr wil be
stries sad strhes in pleaty. Try a lit
tie bumanity in bae-. Times.
Netes is herby gven byr s under.
ned thet he will make apphetien at
he netea mee o dme ge neral aembil
of the st ate of Leusla for the psaUneg
Bo a rerli bill foeram ut du him fr
making a duplits aiesament hell of
Thisf t Mrtien ofer s he peer
the orginal of whi was destree by
esirou thes of giving their chi
mernh ofTuit M io E
A. V. particulars -.
plt year ewer sees Mere.
Anvena, he htoc a fall of sppdiey
CoMr M. Bi Menvenuc,
St. Martinsvlle. La.
This Institute offers supe
rior advantaso to Parents
desirous of giving their chil
dren a solid and refied Edu
Terms of TuiionMuslc Etc
moderate. For particulars ap
ply to Sisters of Mercy.
A rtialne Stock of Ladies' hats
and trimmings just received by
Mrs. M. Bienvenu.
Notice to Tresspass ers.
Trespmaldag on my lanms In LaMe
La~utte, is, from this date, striely for
bidden under penalty of the law.
Parish of St. Martin March Mb. illS.
Get your flower seeds at
orF AI In
at THE MESSENGER Office.
We have just received a
fine assortment of light tinted
cards of al sies.
All work will be neatly and
e guarantee entire satis
D~rk.os, mhesh ate. aney nes
ms rann Bnealre.
am FU 6uek .
A spedelMI t Leds t 7eas u..s, .eCh
a Flowr,s asther, raamet and all
kinds d trimmpns or ladies hats,
ldwry a.nd Peed aMdse.
Mai> SbtrUk, S Martlasvlls. La.