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Tho Society Column.
The Columbia State and the Charles
ton News and Courier now publish a
great quantity of society news in thoir
Sunday Issues, it adds much to the In
terest of both papers, A curious thing
>*??!* that the News and Courier publishes
no nows about t harleston society. This
is because tho Charleston peoplo dis
like to see society news in print. The
Charleston Post publishes a column or
two about people occasionally, which
adds to the value of the papar, though
^ it must bo said that Its society dopart
?? ment is not romarkably well con
ducted. This may bo duo to the prevail
ing objections of the peoplo rathor than
? to laok of ability on the part of the so
oiety editor. Ono doas well to be ablo
to havo a respectable excuse for a so
olety column in Charleston.
This objoctlon by Charlostonlans to
the publishing of news about them
selves Is an interesting phenomenon.
It deserves to bo studied. Similar po
* cullarltios ara observed In the orient.
Tho Turkish and Persian women keep
thoir faces covored, except as to tho
The anti-publloity trait in Charles
Ion is old. It does nit necessarily In
dicate superior breeding. The court
gazettes of Europe publish the engage
ments, and announcements of impor
tant social affairs. Indeed, it may bo
that the "society column" had its ori
gin in tho customs of tho highest cir
At any rate, in tho up country wo
rather like the society column. It is a
convenience. When a Liurons woman
has a visitor from Spartanburg she is
glad to have others know it quickly and
the newspaper Is a good medium.?
Hostoss and guest usually profit by it
In pleasure. Our folks avail them
selves of whatever seems to bo practi
cal and good. Of course vulgarity,
gaudy writing, flashy descriptions of
parties, etc., do not find approval
among our peoplo any more than
'among tho people of Charleston. But
our people like to read of tho doings of
each other, their comings and goings,
and they see no sound reason why a
newspaper of good taste may not tell
of them. Of course they do not read
newspapers capable of violating the
rules of good taste. Our up-coun
try people, tho people of tho Pied
mont South, we boliove are superior in
cultivation and in refinement to those
of most sections of this country. Wo do
not wish to make unpleasant compari
sons but we think that tho communi
ties of Spartanburg and Greenville will
average higher in cultivation than the
communities of Charleston and Savan- i
nab. Both of those old coast towns ]
havo many people, very many, who in
good mannors arc equal to tho host in
tho world. Nevertheless, tho average
is higher in those younger and smaller
Piedmont towns and one is more apt to
find a safe guide in the public op'nion
of the latter on social qucst'ons than In
the former. In short there is such a thing
as progress in good manners as well as
in material a Hairs and ancient habits
of action and thought are not always the
best or purest. On the whole, an un
prejudiced outsider would probably de
cide that ideally good manners prevail
in such towns as Spartanburg and
Grconvillc, in proforenco to sny of the
larger cities, Northern or Southern.
Of course we are not objecting to tho
objections of the Charleston people to
personal newspaper mention. That
would not be good manner j on our
part. The individual is tho llnal judgo
in those matters. "Do gustibus" etc.
.But discussing tho question solely be
cause it is interesting as a study in hu
mon nature, wo believe tho Up-country
opinion Is distinctly bettor than that of
the soacoast cities. Therefore, The
Now? and Courier confers a favor uiK>n
its up-country friends by giving them
a weokly medium of communicating
about each other socially, even though
tho Forbidden City remain forbidden.
But it would bo tho ossence of 111
breeding to criticise tho Turkish gen
tlemen and the Turkish ladles on ac
count of social customs and ideas,
which, though undoubtedly peculiar
scorning to us, aro in no wise harmful
or in tho loast distressing.
Just recoived a beautiful lino of ad
justable Go-Car.s in different stylos
with all tho latest improvements. Wo
havo put prices on these that will make
?it to your interest to seo them before
S. M. A 1*1. H. Wllkos.
, A good thing for a rainy day is ono
of our new, neat umbrellas, guaranteed
to withstand sun, rain and almost any
thing excopt gotting lost, and the price
is only $1.00. The Hub.
All the the latest things in Suits,
Hats, Gloves and Ilabordasbcry for the
Men and Doyp, will bo found horo
Not at tho highest price, not at tho
lowest price, but the bost for the price.
Davis, Boper & Co.
Call and seo our lino of ChlfTonlors
which wo can show you either with or
Without mirrors at prices that are
S. M. A K. H, Wllkos.
See our Bargain Shoe Counter.
$1.25 values for only 80c.
Hosiery for boys' use that will stand
abu80. Extra heavy rib and fast color.
25ct pr pair. Tho Hub.
Why go through lifo footsore and
weary when you can get ease and com
fort by wearing our Shoes. Both for
Ladles and Gentlowen. Prices right.
Davis, Boper ?fc Co.
Tho part of a shoo that p'nehes is
generally the prioe. An lnspaotion of
our stock will take away tho fear. Try
us. The Hub.
Ladies don't forgot bur millinery de
partment. Miss I'M wan Is of New York
and Baltimore will be in charge or this
department and It is useless to say
you will have tho pick of all the bes
things in millinery.
Davis, Boner & Co
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When Graeme mot mo lu tho city nt
the end of tho minimer, he brought mo
her love nml then burst forth:
"Connor, do you know, I have Just
discovered iny mother. I hnve never
known her till this summer."
"More fool you," I answered, for of
ten hnd I, who hud never known a
mother, envied him his.
"Yes; that la true," ho answered
shortly, "but you cannot seo until you
Before ho set out again for the west
I Kavo him a supper, asking the men
who hnd been with us in the old var
sity days. I was doubtful as to tho
wisdom of this nud was persuaded
only by Graeme's eager assent to my
"Certainly; let's have them," he said.
"I shall be uwfully glad to see them.
Great stuff they were."
"But I don't know, Graeme. You seo
?well, hang it?you know?you'ro dif
ferent, you know."
lie looked nt me curiously.
"I hope I can still stand a good sup
per, and if tho boys cfln't stand me,
why, I can't help it. I'll do anything
but roar, and don't you begin to -work
off your menagerie act. Now, you hear
"Well, it is rather hard lines that
when I hnve been talking up my lion
for a year and then finally secure him
he will not roar."
"Serves you right," ho replied quito
heartlessly. "But I'll tell you whnt
I'll do?I'll feed! Don't you "worry,"
ho added soothingly. "The supper .will
And go it did. Tho supper was.of tho
best, the wines first classT'I had asked
Graeme nbout tho wines.
"Do as you like, old man," was his
answer. "It's your supper. But," ho
added, "are the men all straight?"
I ran them over in my mind.
"Yes, I think so."
"If not, don't you help them down,
and anyway you cau't be too careful.
But don't mind me. I am quit of the
whole business from this out."
So I ventured wines, for the last
tiipe, as it happened.
We were a quaint combination?old
"Beetles," whose nickname was pro
phetic of his future fame as a bugmnn,
as the fellows Irreverently said; "Stum
py" Smith, a demon bowler; "roily"
Lindsay, slow as ever and ns sure as
when ho held the halfback lino with
Graeme and used to mnko my heart
stand still nt his cool deliberation. But
he was never known to fumble or funk,
and somehow he always got us out safe
enough. Then there were Bnttray?
"Rat" for short?who, from a swell,
hnd developed into a cynic with a
sneer, awfully clever and a good
enough fellow at heart; little "Wig"
Martin, the sharpest quarter ever seen,
and Barney Luudy, center scrimmage,
whose terrific roar and rush hnd often
struck terror to the enemy's heart nnd
Who was Graeme's slave. Such was
As tho supper went on my fears be
gan to vanish, for if Graemo did not
roar he did the next best thing?ate nnd
talked qidte up to his old form. Now
wo played our matches over again, bit
terly lamenting the "lfs" that had lost
us tho championships nnd wildly ap
proving the tackles that had saved nnd
tho runs that had made tho varsity
crowd go mad with delight nnd had
won for us, and ns their names came
up in talk wo learned how life had
gone with thoso who hnd been our
comrades of ten years ago. Somo suc
cess had lifted to high places, somo
failure hnd left upon the rocks, and a
few lay in their graves.
But as the evening wore on I began
to wish that I had left out the wines,
for the men began to drop an occasion
al oath, though I had lot them know
during the summer that Gmeme was
not the man he hnd boon. But Graeme
smoked nnd talked and heeded not till
Hattray swore by that namo most sa
cred of all ever borne by man. Thon
Graeme opened upon him In a cool,
"What on awful fool a man is to
damn things as you do, Rat! Things
are not damned. It is men who are,
nnd that Is too bad to bo talked much
nbout. But when n man flings out of
his foul mouth the name of Jesus
Christ"?here he lowered his voice?
"it's a shame; it's more?it's a crime."
There was dead silence. Then Rat
"I suppose you're right enough. It Is
Lnd form. But crime Is rather strong,
"Not if you consider who it is," said
felrnemc, with emphasis.
"Oh, como now!" broko in Beetles.
''Religion Is all right It is a good
thing and, I believe, a necessary thing
for tho race. But no one takes serious
ly any longer tho Christ myth."
"What nbout your mother, Beetles?'
put in Wig Martin.
BectleB consigned him to the pit and
was silent, for his father was nn Epis
copal clergyman and bis mother a
"I fooled with that for some time,
Beetles, but it won't do. You can't
build a religion that will take tho dev
il out of a man on a myth. That won't
do tho trick. I don't want to argue
about it, but I nm quito convinced the
myth theory Is not reasonable, and, be
? sides, it won't work."
"Will tho other work?" asked Rat
tray, with a sneer.
"Sure," suld Orneme. "I've scon It."
"Where?" challenged Rattray. "I
haven't seen much of It."
"Yes, you have, Rattroy; you know
you have," said Wig again.
But Rnttray Ignored him.
"I'll tell you, boys," sold Groomc.
"I want j'ou to knpw anyway why I
bollovo whnt I do."
Then ho told them tho story of old
man Nelson, from the old const days,
beforo I know him, to the end. Ho
told tho story well. The stern fight
nnd tho victory of tho lifo nnd tho self
sacrifice and tho pathos of the death
nppcalod to these men, who loved fight
and could understand sacrifice.
"That's why 1 bollovo in Jesus Christ,
nnd that's why I think It a crlmo to
fling his namo nbout."
"I wish to heaven I could sny that,"
"Keep wishing hard enough, nnd It
will como to you," said Graeme
"Look here, old chap," said Rattray.
"You're quito right nbout this. I'm
willing to own up. Wig Is correct. I
know a few at least of that stamp, but
most of thoso who go In for that sort
of thing are not much account."
"For ten years, Rattray," said Graeme
in a downright matter of fact way,
"you and I havo tiled Ibis sort of
tiling," tapping n bottle, "and wo got
ont of it all there is to bo got, paid
Well for It, too, und, faugh, you know
lt*H not good enough, and tho inoro you
go in for it the more you curse your
self. So I have quit this, und I am
going In for tho other."
"What? Going In for preaching?"
"Not much?railroading, money in It
?and lending n hand to fellows on tho
"I say, don't you want n center for
ward?" said big Barney in IiIb deep
"Every man must play his game iu
his place, old chap. I'd llko to see yon
tackle It, though, right well," said
And so he did In the after years, and
good tackllug It was. But that is an
"But, I say, Graeme," persisted Bee
tles, "about this business?do you mean
to say you go tho whole thing?Jonah,
you know, and the rest of It?"
Graeme hesitated, then Bald:
"I haven't much of a creed, Beetles;
don't really know how much I believe.
But"?by this time ho was standing?
"I do know that good Is good, and bad
Is bad, and good and bad aro not the
same, and I know n man's a fool to fol
low the one and a wlso man to follow
the other, and," lowering his voice, "I
believe Clod *a at the back of a man
who wants to get done with bad. I've
tried all that folly," sweeping his hand
over tho glasses and bottles, "and all
that goes with it, and I've done with
"I'll go you that fur," roared big Bar
ney, following his old captain as of
"Good man," suld Graeme, ?trlking
humls with him.
"Put me down," said little Wig cheer
Then I took up tho word, for there
rose before mo tho sceno In tho league
saloon, und I sow tho beautiful faco
with the deep, shining cyeB, nnd I was
speaking for her again. I told them of
Cralg nnd his fight for thcBO men's
lives. I told them, too, of how I had
been too indolent to begin. "But," I
said, "I am going this far from tonight."
Anil I swept the bottles into the cham
"I say," said Polly Lindsay, coining
up In his old style, slow, but sure, "let's
nil go in, say, for live years."
And so we did. Wo didn't sign any
thing, but every man shook hands with
And as I told Cralg about this n year
later, when he Avas on his way back
from his old land trip to join Graeme
in the mountains, ho threw up his head
in tho old way and said: "it was well
done. It must have been worth Boe
ing. Old man Nelson's work Is not
done yet. Tell rue again." And bo
made me go over the wholo scene, with
all the details put in.
But when I told Mrs. Mnvor after
two years had gone she only said, "Old
things aro passed away; all things ore
become new," but the light glowed In
her eyes till I could not see their color.
But all that, too, is another story.
cominu to tiie1r own.
MAN with a conscience is of
ten provoking, sometimes Im
possible. Persunslon la lost
upon hin). He will not get
angry, and he looks at one with such a
faraway expression In his fucc that in
striving to persuade him one feels
earthly and even fiendish. At leuet
this was my experience with Cralg.
Ho spent a week with mo Just before
he sailed for the old land for the pur
pose, as he said, of getting Bonie of tho
coal dust nnd other grime out of him.
Ho made me angry tho last night of
his stay and all the more that ho re
mained quite sweetly unmoved. It
was a strategic mistake of mine to toll
him how Nelson came homo to us and
how Graeme stood up before the var
sity chaps at my supper nnd made hie
confession and confused Itattray's easy
stepping profanity nnd started his own
five year league, for all this stirred in
Oralg the hero, nnd he was ready for
nil sorts of heroic nonsense, ns I called
It. We talked of everything but the
ono thing, and nbout that we snid not
n word till, bending low to poke my
fire and to hide my face, I plunged:
"You will see her, of course?"
Be made no pretense of not under
standing, but answered:
"There's really no sense in her stay
ing over there," I suggested.
"And yet she Is n wise woman," he
said, ns if carefully onsldcrlng the
"Heaps of landlords never see their
tenants, and they are none the worse."
"No, tho tenants."
"Probably, having such landlords."
"And, ns for tho old lady, there must
be some one in the connection to whom
It would be a godsend to care for her."
"Now, Connor," ho snid quietly,
"don't. Wo have gone over all thorn.
Is to bo said. Nothing now hns come.
Don't turn it all up ngnln."
Then I played tho heathen and raged,
as Graeme would havo said, till Cralg
smiled a little wcnrlly nnd said:
'You oxhaust yourself, old chap.
Havo a pipe?do." And nftor a pause
ho added In his own way: "What
would you have? The path lies straight
from my feet. Should I quit It? I
could not so dlsnppolnt yon?nnd all
And I knew ho was thinking of
Graemo nnd tho lads In tho mountains
ho had taught to bo true men. It did
not holp my rngo, but it checked my
speech, so I smoked In silence till he
was moved to sny:
"And after all, you know, old chap,
I there aro great compensations for nil
losses, but for tho loss of a good con
science toward God what can make
But, nil the same, I hoped for some
better result from his visit to Britain.
It seemed to mo that something mailt
turn up to change such nn unbearable
Tho year passed, however, nnd when
I looked Into Crnlg's face ngaln I know
that nothing bad been changed and
thnt ho had 'como back to tako up
again his lifo nlone, more resolutely
hopeful than ever.
But tho year hnd left its mark upon
him too. He was a broader nnd deep
er man. Hi had been living and think
ing with uma of larger ideas and rich
or culture,\nd he was tattoo quick
In sympathy with life togemajn un
touched by his surroundings. He was
uiore tulcrant of opinions other thnn
his own, but more unrelenting In his
fidelity to conscience nnd inoro Impa
tient of half henrtedness nnd self In
dulgence. Ho wns full of reverence
for the great scholars nnd the great
lenders of men ho had como to know.
"Great, noble fellows they aro and
extraordinarily modest," he said?"that
Is, the really grent nie modest. There
are plenty of the other sort, neither
great nor modest. And the books to
be read! i am quito hopeless about
my reading. It gave me a queer sensa
tion to shake hands with a man who
hnd written a great book. To hear
hi in make eommonplnco remarks, to
witness u faltering in knowledge?one
expects these men to know everything
and to experience respectful kindness
nt his hands!"
"What of the younger men?" I asked.
"Bright, keen, generous fellows?In
things theoretical omniscient, but in
things practical quite helpless. They
toss about great Ideas as tho miners
lumps of coal. They can call them by
their book names easily enough, but I
often wonder whether they could put
them into English. Some of them I
coveted for tho mountains, men with
clear bends and big hearts and built
ufter Sandy Mc.Nuughlon's model. It
does seem a sinful waste of God's good
human stuff to see these fellows potter
away their lives among theories, living
and dead, and end up by producing a
book. They are all either making or
going to make a book. A good thing
we haven't to rend them. But hero
and there among them Is some quiet
chap who will make a book that men
will tumble over each other to read."
Then we paused und looked at each
"Well?" I said.
He understood me.
"Yes," he unswercd slowly, "doing
great work. Every one worships her
Just ns wo do, and she is making them
all do something worth while, ns she
used to make us."
He spoke cheerfully und readily, as if
he were repeating a lesson Avoll learn
ed, but he could not humbug me. I
folt the heartache in the cheerful tone.
"Tell me nbout her," I said, for I
knew that if ho would talk It would do
him good, nnd talk he did, often forget
ting me, till, ns I listened, I found my
self looking ngnln into tho fathomless
eyes and healing again tho heart
searching voice. I saw her go In and
out of the little red tiled cottages and
down the narrow back lanes of the vil
lage; I heard her voice In a sweet, low
song by the bed of a dying child or
pouring forth floods of music In the
great new hall of the factory town
near by, but I could not see, though
ho tried to show me, tho stately, gra
cious lady receiving the country folk
In her home. He did not linger over
that scene, but went back ugnln to the
Kate cottage where she bud taken him
one day to see Billy Breen's mother.
"I found the old woman knew all
nbout me," he said simply enough, "but
there were ninny things about Billy
she had never beard, and I was glad
to put her right on some points, though
Mrs. Mavor would not hear it."
He sat silent for n little, looking Into
the coals, then went on in a soft, quiet
"It brought back tho mountains and
the old days to hear again Billy's tones
In his mother's voice nnd to see her
sitting there In the very dress she wore
the night of tho league, you remember
?some soft stuff with black lace about
It?and to hear her sing ns she did for
Billy. Ah! Ah!"
His voice unexpectedly broke, but In
a moment ho was master of himself
nnd begged me to forgive bis weak
ness. I am afraid I snld words that
should not bo said, n thing I never do
except when suddenly und utterly up
"I nm getting selfish nnd weak," be
paid. ''I must get to work. I am glad
to get to work. There Is much to do,
and It Is worth while, If only to keep
one from getting useless nnd lazy."
"Useless and lazy!" I said to myself,
thinking of my life beside his and try
ing to get command of my voice, so as
not to make quite a fool of myself,
and for many u day those words goad
ed me to work and to the exercise of
some mild self denial. But, more than
nil else, after Craig hnd gone back to
the mountains Graeme's letters from
the railway construction camp stirred
one to do unpleasant duty long post
poned nnd rendered uncomfortable my
hours of most luxurious ease. Many
of tho old gang were with him, both
of lumbermen and miners, and Crnlg
wns their minister, and tho letters told
of how he labored by day and by night
along the lino of construction, carry
ing his tent nnd kit with him, preach
ing straight sermons, watching by sick
men, writing their letters nnd winning
their hearts, making strong their lives
and helping them to die well when
their hour came.
One day these letters proved too
much for me, and I packed nwny my
paints nnd brushes nnd mode my vow
unto tho Lord that I would bo "useless
and lazy" no longer, but would do
something with myself. In consequence
I found myself within three wcoks
walking the London hospitals, finishing
my course, that I might Join that band
of men who were doing something with
lifo or, if throwing it away, were not
losing It for nothing. I had finished
being n fool, I hoped, nt least a fool of
the useless nnd luxurious kind. The
letter that came from Graeme In reply
to my request for a position on his staff
was characteristic of tho man, both
new and old, full of gayest humor and
of most earnest welcomo to the work.
Mrs. Mayor's reply was like herself:
T knew you would not long bo content
with tho making of pictures, whioh the
world dors not really need, and would Join
your friend* In tho dear west, making
lives that tho world needs so sorely.
But her last words touched me
But bo sure to be thankful every day
for your privilege. * * * It will be good to
think of you all, with the glorious moun
tains about you and Christ's own work In
your hnndii. ? ? ? Ah, how we would like
to choose our work und tho placo in which
to do itl
Tho longing did not appear in tho
words, but I needed no words to tell
me how deep and how constant it was,
and 1 tnko somo credit to myself that
In my reply I gave her no bidding to
Join our baud, but rather praised the
work she wns doing in her place, tell
ing her how I hnd heard of it from
Tho summer found mo religiously do
ing Taris and Vienna, gaining a moro
perfect ncqunlntanco with the extent
and variety of my own ignorance, and
so fully occupied in this Interesting and
wholesome occupation that I fell out
with oil my correspondents, with the
result of weeks of sllcucc between us.
Two letters among the heap waiting
on my tablo In London made my heart
beat quick, but with how different feel
ings, one from Grncmo telling me that
Cratg hnd been very ill and that he
was to take him home ns soon as he
could be moved. Mrs. Mavor's letter
told me of tho death of the old lady,
who hod been her- enro for tho past
two years, nud\of her Intention to
spend some month* In her old borne In
Edli)btirghtnud ^V*1*? ?I to.t%?|.?f.
counts for my presence In a miserable,
dingy, dirty little ball running off a
close In the historic Oowgnte, redolent
' of tho glories of tho splendid past und
of the vnrlous odors of tho evil smell
ing present. I was there to hear Mrs.
Mavor slug to tho crowd of gamins
that thronged the closes in the neigh
borhood and that had been gathered
into a club by "a Uno leddle frao tho
west end" for tho love of Christ and
his lost. This was an "at home" night,
nnd tho mothers nnd fathers, sisters
aud brothers, of all ages and sizes,
were present. Of nil the sad faces I
had ever seen those mothers carried
tho saddest and most woe stricken.
"II en von pity us!" I found myself Bay
ing, "is this the beautiful, tho cul
tured, the heaven exalted city of Edin
burgh? Will it not for this be cast
down into hell some day if it repent
not of its closes and their dens of de
filement? Oh, tho utter weariness, the
dnzed hopelessness, of tho ghastly
faces! Do not the kindly, gentle
churchgolng folk of the crescents nnd
the gardens seo them in their dreams,
or are their dreams too heavenly for
these ghostly faces to appear?
I cannot recall the programme of the
evening, but In my memory gnllery Is
a vivid picture of thut face, sweot,
sad. beautiful, nllght with the deep
glow of her eyes, as she stood nnd sang
to that dingy crowd. As I sat upon tho
window ledge listening to tho voice
with Its flowing song my thoughts were
far away, and I was looking down
once more upon the eager, coal grimed
faces in the rudu little church in Black
Rock. I was brought bnck to find my
self swallowing hard by an audible
whisper from n wco lassie to her moth
"MIthorl Seo till yon man. lie's
When I came to myself, sho was
?Inging "The Land o* tho Leal," the
Scotch "Jerusalem, tho Golden," Im
mortal, perfect. It needed experience
of tho hunger haunted Cowgato closes,
chill with tho black mist of an eastern
haar, to feel tho full bliss of tho vision
Of tho words:
"There's nao sorrow there, Jean;
There's neither cauld nor care, Jean;
Tho day Is ayo fair In
Tho i .a ml o' the Leal."
A land of fair, warm days, untouched
by sorrow nnd care, would he heaven
Indeed to the dwellers of the Cowgato.
The ro?t of that evening is hazy
enough to mo now till I find myself
opposite Mrs. Mavor at her tire, read
ing Graeme's letter. Then nil Is vivid
I could not keep the truth from her.
I know *t would bo folly to try. So I
rend . ;ht on till I came to the
.words: e has had mountain fever,
.whatever that may be, and he will not
pull up again. If I can; I Bhnll take
him home to my mother," when Bho
suddenly stretched out her hand, say
ing, "Oh, let mo read!" und I gave her
the letter. In a mluuto sho had rend
It and began almost breathlessly:
"Listen. My life is much changed.
My mother-ln-lnw is gone. She needs
mo no longer. My solicitor tells me,
too, that, owing to unfortunate invest
ments, there is need of money, so
great need that it is possible that ei
ther the estates or tho works must go.
My cousin has his all In the works
iron Avorks, you know. It would bo
wrong to have him sutTer. I shall
give up tho estntcn. That is best"
"And come with mel" I cried.
"When do you sail?"
"Next week," I answered eagerly.
Sho looked at me a few moments,
nnd Into her eyes there cniue a light
soft and tender as she said:
"I shall go with you."
And bo she did, nnd no old Roman in
all the glory of n triumph carried a
prouder heart than I ns I bore her and
her little one from the train to
Graeme's carriage, crying:
"I've got her!"
But his was the better sense, for he
stood waving his hat and shouting,
"lie's all right!" at which Mrs. Mavor
grew white, but when she shook hands
With him the red was In her cheek
"It was the cable did it," went on
Graeme. "Connor's a great doctor.
Ills first case will make him famous.
Good prescription?after mountain fe
ver try a cablegram!"
And tho red grew deeper in the beau
tiful face beside us.
Never did the country look so love
ly. The woods were In their gayest
nutumn dress; the brown fields were
bathed In a purplo haze; the nir was
sweet nnd fresh with a suspicion of
tho coming frosts of winter. But in
spite of nil the road seemed long, nnd
it was as If hours had gone before our
eyes fell upon the white mnnse stand
ing among the golden leaves.
"Let them go!" I cried ns Graemo
paused to take In the view, nnd down
the sloping dusty road we flew on tho
"Reminds ono n llttlo of Abe's
carves," said Graeme as wo drew up
nt the gate, but I answered htm not,
for I was introducing to ench other
the best two women In the world. As
I was about to rush Into tho house
Graeme seized me by tho collar, say
"Hold on, Conner! You forget your
place. You're next."
"Why, certainly!" I cried, thankfully
enough. "What an ass I am!"
"Quite true," said Graeme solemnly.
"Whore Is he?" I asked.
"At this present moment?" he asked
in a shocked voice. "Why, Connor, you
"Oh, I see!"
"Yes," ho went on gravely; "you may
trust my mother to be discreetly at
tending to her domestic duties! She is
a grcnt woman, my mother."
I had no doubt of It, for nt that mo
ment she enmo out to us with llttlo
Marjorlo in her nrms.
"You havo shown Mrs. Mavor to her
room, mother, I hope," said Graeme,
but she only smiled and said:
"Hun away with your horses, you Bil
ly boy!" nt Which he solemnly shook
his head. "Ah, mother, you are deep.
Who would have thought It of you?"
That evening the manse overflowed
with Joy, and tho days that followed
were like dreams set to sweet music.
But for sheer wild delight nothing In
my memory can quite come up to the
demonstration organized by Graeme,
with assistance from Nixon, Shaw,
Sandy, Abo. Geordlo nnd Hnptlstc, In
honor of the arrival In cninp of Mr. and
Mrs. Cralg. and in my opinion It added
Bomething to the occasion thnt after all
the cheers for Mr. nnd Mrs. Crnlg had
died away and nftcr nil the hntB hnfl
come down Itnptlste, who had never
taken his eyes from that rndlnnt face,
should Btiddonly have swept the crowd
Into n perfect storm of cheers by ex
citedly seizing his toipie nnd calling out
in his shrill voice:
"By gar! Tree cheer for Mrs. Mavor!"
And for many a day the men of Black
Rock would easily fall into the old and
well loved name, but up nnd down the
line of construction, In n$thc camps
beyond the Great Divide, the new
name became ns dear as.the old had
ever been In Black Hock.
Those old wild days arc long since
I gone Into the dim distance of the past
I They will not come agUn^ for we have
He will tell you?
That barley - malt is a
half-digested food,as good
as food can be.
That hops are an ex
That the little alcohol in
beer?only '6% per cent?
is an aid to digestion.
But he will tell you that
beer must be protected
from germs, and brewed]
in absolute cleanliness.
He'll say, too, that agei
is important, for age brings'
perfect f e r m e n t a t i o n.
Without it, beer ferments
on the stomach, causing
Schlitz beer is brewed with nil
precautions. It is the recog
nized standard all the worl
over, because of its purity.
Ask/or th e Brewery Bottling.
For sale at all dispensaries in
the State, in quart aud pint
the beer that made milwaukee famous
fallen Into quiet times. But often in
my .-mietest hours I felt my heart
pause in its heat to hear ngnln that
strong, clear voice, like the sound of a
trumpet, bidding us to he men, ami 1
think of them all?Graeme, their chief;
Bandy, Bnptlstc, Gcordic, Ahe. the
Campbells, Nixon. Shaw, nil Btrongor,
hotter, for their knowing of him, and
then I think of Billy iisleop under the
pines and of old man Nelson with the
long grass waving over him in the
quiet churchyard, and all my nous; use
leaves me. and [-bless the Lord for all
his hcncllts, but chletly for the day 1
met the missionary of Black Hock in
the lumber camp among the Selkirk -.
Photographer?Now, 1 want you to
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