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By Gwendolen Overton. tj
j[T IS a dangerous thing to tamper
[ with the self-esteem of a woman,
f you hurt a man's pride, he will prob?
ably go off and sulk for a greater o?"
less time; or it may be, if the case is
very bad, that he will even kill himself.
J3ut a woman will have revenge. You
may think she has forgotten, you may
fancy she is impotent, but there is this
much of the oriental in every woman?
that she can wait, Break her heart
and she will still let it be in the dust for
you to trample upon, and she will find
the pain pleasant; yet beware how you
so much as scratch her pride; from the
?wound will trickle a stream of poison
that may flow slowly, but will reach you
in the end.
James Dudley's cose went to prove
this. Very few knew -why he came to
the end he did, but this was the way of
When he was very young and just out
tfroin the Point, he was sent to a post
miles from anywhere, and there he be?
came engaged to inarry the 14-year-old
daughter of Maj. Gorsehkov. She was
Iheautiful beyond the dreams of art?
Jar too gorgeous for a mere little girl.
She should have been historical. Such
as Semiramis, or the Queen of Sheba,
pr Zenobia must have been, she was;
therefore it was natural enough that
"Dudley should have thought himself in
"love with her. But he was a clever fel?
low, with a very fair share of brains,
and she was an average child who was
?not old enough to return his love, but
?was mightily pleased in an innocent
fashion at the importance the engage?
ment gave her.
At the end of a year Dudley was or?
dered away. Absence opened his eyes
?to the fact that beauty alone was not
enough to make him happ\- in his wife.
And he wrote to Esther and asked her
to release him, and to her parents he
sent an explanation of his conduct.
The mail orderly put both letters into
Esther's hands. She read her own first.
She was 10 years old now, and very
;proud. She had also grown to care
in a vague sort of way for the
memory of the lover of her child?
hood. The letter cut her through
the Kussian down to the Tartar, and
ehe hited the man who she chose to
think had humbled her. She tore it and
the one to her father into small pieces.
There was oue sentence in the former
that she did not understand. The lieu?
tenant had said>: "In time j-ou will
drink of the waters of Lethe, and for?
get me as utterly as I deserve to be for?
A few days later she told her father
she was not going to marry James Dud?
"Does he know it?" asked the major.
"What is your reason ?"
"Nothing in particular. I simply
don't want to."
'Terhaps that won't satisfy him.
However, it is just as well. I never sup?
posed a childish affair of that sort
?would amount to much. You are old
enough to act for yourself now."
In truth, Maj. Gorsehkov had ambi?
tions that soared above a mere lieuten?
ant for his superb daughter. Esther was
thankful to escape so easily. Presently -
she asked: "Papa?what does it mean
to drink of the waters of L-et-h-e?"
The major explained.
"Oh," she said, "I see," and her long
eyes narrowed cruelly. ,
Now it might have happened in civil
life that Dudley and Esther Gorsehkov
would never meet again, but partings
can only be temporary in the service.
Some years later Lieut. Dudley walked
into a San Francisco theater one night,
after the curtain had gone up. The
house was dark, and he kepthiseyeson'
the stage. At the close of the act he
looked about him, and the first thing
he saw was a woman whose beauty
startled him. And then he realized that
she was the one he might have married.
She was in a box with an older woman
whom he knew. Dudley was seized
with a wonderful dread of meeting
those wonderful dark-gray eyes. He
would go at once before he should do
no. But as he rose the older woman saw
him, and smiled and beckoned to an
empty chair beside her. There was
nothing for it now but to go to thebox.:
He- was cold with fear of the low?
browed, black-haired, black-gowned
girl with the magnificent neck and
She would not have forgotten him.
He knew that; and he doubted if she
would have forgiven. If she had been
less beautiful he might have felt less
culpable, for such is the nature of man.
She smiled when they met with the
regally indifferent smile that had been
hers even in childhood.
"Oh, I k new Mr. Dudley years ago!"
the said. "I was a little girl and was
i ery fond of him because he used to buy
me sutler's store candy and ribbons."
If that was her view of the past, Dud?
ley resented it. A man does mot want
n beautiful girl to treat him as an old
friend of infancy.
"You might suppose. Mrs. Graves,*'
le told the other woman, "that she
lad been a toddling child andl a crusty
bachelor in whose pockets she felt for
Then Esther questioned him in her
deep, sweet voice. "How long shall you
"For a fortnight possibly.*"
* "Where arc you stationed now?" She
knew well enough.
"At Apache. So you can imagine what
a treat civilization is to me How does
It happen that I find you here?"
"We are stationed at the Presidio.
You must come to see us."
"I will," he answered, ne would
have done anything-those red lips might
nsk him to do. The -receding tide of his
love for her had swept back with a
"How beautiful you are, Esther," he
said, after a moment.
"I alwnys was."
"You have no more false modesty
than of yore,"
"Why should I have? I didu't make
myself, so I'm not praising my own
handiwork. And I frankly admit that
if I were to have made myself, I think I
should have chosen my present model."
"But there is morevtban mere beauty
of feature, now."
"Character, I suppose ? -which I
Jacked as a child. It is odd ?hatchar
ncter, even if it happens to be bad, can
so improve a face."
Then she tunned her head and be?
stowed the" light of her countenance on
the civilian beside her, w-hose infatua?
tion was obvious.
"Every man in t-he post' and the city
will hate you with a deadly hatred, if
Miss Gorsclhkov happens to take a fancy
?to you for old sake's sake,"-Mrs. Graves
"Even her fancy ?would"5 be cheaply
purchased at that cost*"
""Perhaps. A woman of her beauty
is not -bonn into the world once in a
And Miss Gorsehkov xras pleased to
fancy him. She adve^|sed_the_fact.
151x6 "was not one to fear any means-tnax
?would gain her ends. She threw away
(her .pride and canoe at his call. She for?
gave him the past and met him more
than hall way.
?But Dudley was too much in love to
despise or mdstrusther for this. Heap
plied for a two-months' leave and spent
every available moment of it with her.
M*. Graves, in her quality of a school
chum of his mother's and an old friend
of himself, warned him. "Esther has
done this same thing before, James.
Take care. She is us beautiful as Cleo?
patra, and there are many who say she
is as bad?at heart. Make love to her,
if you choose, Caesar,-but let your wife
be a woman who is above suspicion."
Dudley neverspoke to her again. And
he continued his fanatical cult of his
His leave came to an end, and he went
back to Apache. He who had been a
light mocker and a philosopher of life,
saw the bottom drop outof his universe
when he had to go from her. She wrote
to him twice a day, for a time, then
once a day, then once a week, and finally
the mail orderly handed him a letter
from Esther that was almost a ver?
batim copy of the oneheJiad sent to her
six years before, even to the closing
phrase. "In time you will drirak of the
waters of Lethe and' will forget me as
utterly as I deserve to be forgotten."
A light of memory broke, harsh and
crude, through the rosy clouds that had
enwrapped him. But he said to him?
self that justice had been meted out to
him, stern and untempered. And he
made no appeal.
Something more than a twelvemonth
later, Esther Gorschkov sat at dinner
beside the man whom she was then
playing fast and loose, who would not
be warned by the fate of the many
whose bodies were strewn upon the
shores where this Cythera had trod.
"You promised, you know," he said
to her, "that you would answer my ques?
"Don't banter, please. I am in
"You appear to be. And every?
body can see it, too. Go on and eat,
and look as though you were discussing
the dynamite gun or something."
"I will do whatever you choose, if you
will tell me if ycu will marry me."
"Oh! is that what you mean? I
couldn't remember whether it was you
or Mr. Clayton who had asked me. May?
be it was both of you. But I can't see
why you should bother about that sort
of thing at dinner. Why don't you wait
until the dance. It -would be so much
better form. Fancy saying 'no' to a
a man and then putting a piece of harm?
less little lamb in one's mouth."
"Are you going to say 'no'?" ?
"Gracious! but we are insistent. How,
should I know what I am going to say?
Go on and eat, and stop hanging on my
words, or I won't answer you at all. It
is so fearfully conspicuous." t
Even in his suspense, the man could
not but return. "Whence this new?
found dislike to being conspicuous?" '
Miss Gorschkov smiled slowly and
started to answer, but a voice from!
across the table stopped her.
"What is it, Capt. Lawrence?" she
"Have you heard of Lieut. Dudley's
"No. Is he dead?" i
"He died at Apache a week ago."
"I'm so sorry; but, frankly, I don't
think a dinner-table the place for fu?
neral notices," she rebuked him. He
disliked her, and she saw the purpose of
his announcement. ner dead-white
skin could turn no whiter, and her smil?
ing red lips were painted. !
"Cold-hearted devil." the captain mut?
tered, as she turned back to the man at
"So you want me to marry you? I
ivilL But I want you to understand
.Ah}'. It is because I have just been
-. old that the only man I have ever loved
?r ever will love is dead. Do you want
"Even knowing that?yes."
She spoke across the table again.
"Capt. Lawrence, do you happen to
!;no\v how Mr. Dudley died? We might
as well have the coroner's verdict, since
you have given us the other notices.";
"He died of drink," he told her, mer?
"I never knew that he drank."
"He never did until he went back
from here a year ago. lie took to it
furiously after that, and would have
been dismissed if he had not died, prob?
ably. Can you account for it?"
Miss Gorschkov smiled. "Perhaps he
fancied he was quaffing the waters of
Lethe," she said.?San Francisco Ar?
Glncicr Kept UoUy 31 Yearn.
Capt. Henry ArkAvright, who was
aide-de-camp for the lord lieutenant of
Ireland; a guide named Michel Simond
and two porters, Francis and Joseph
Tournier, were killed1 by an avalanche
on the Grand Plateau of Mont Blanc in
October, 18GC. The bodies of the guide
and porter were found after a week, but
Capt. Arkwriglit's body was only re?
covered from the ice the other day, 9,000
feet below where he died. All except
the feet and head were recovered. The
right hand was marvelously life-like.
The ice had preserved1 in it the red tint
of blood. From the pocket of his gray
waistcoat was drawn a white blue
bordered handkerchief as good as new,
with his name on it. In>the collar was a
gold stud and in his shirt front a larger
one with a diamond star. The debris
of a silver cigarette ease were in his
pocket and his gold watch and chain
were on the ice near the body. The
justice of the peace, the mayor, a doc?
tor and the local gendarmes held1 arc
inquest over these remains, found after,
31 years in the shadow of Mont Blanc.?
N. Y. World,_
GOSSIP ABOUT WRITERS.
George W. Cable has resigned from the j
position of editor of "Current Literature." j
Thomas Arnold, father of Mrs. Hum
jphry Ward, the novelist and social refor
I mer, has lived for many years in Dublin,
where he is a professor in the Catholic |
University and a fellow of the Koyal
A recent visitor to the home of the
famous author, Frank 11. Stockton, says
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AFRICANS HARD TO KILL.
Only Slightly Tlnrt by Injorle* Thnt
Would I)c Fatal to Caucasian*.
The constitutions of the peasantry
in this part of Africa are marvelous, but
not more marvelous than is the extraor?
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for the power of steam, and are wholly
careless of gradations of impact. You
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and traveling at the rate of 20 miles an
h?ur was in any way more formidable
than being kicked by an angry cow.
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ignorance. Accidents befall them that
with white men would entail an inquest
and an appeal to the employers' liabil?
ity act. And they do but rub them?
selves and grin. Nothing seems to hurt
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grade at top speed?say 25 to 30 miles an
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?great porous water jars of the kind
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?just in the right place to be struck
with most force by the projecting tim?
ber. Of course everyone shouted at
himA and equally of course he paid no
sort of attention, with the result that
the blow took him full in the back of the
At the moment the train could not be
stopped, but from the station about a
mile farther on Lieut. Blakeny sent
back a bearer part}' with everything
necessary for first aid, convinced in his
mind, however (he had seen the occur?
rence), that the man must infallibly
have been killed. When the bearer
party returned the sergeant in charge
reported that the poor victim was "zaz
an shwier," i. e., rather cross. There
was nothing else the matter with him.
and the next day, having got over his
pardonable vexation, he went to work
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on the down grade, at night a navvy
lost his cap overboard. It was the
flimsiest apology for a cap, but it was
apparently dear to him, so he jumped
out after it. When the circumstance
was reported at the next station an en?
gine went back to collect him, and met
him hurrying along- quite comfortable
and very pleased with himself; he had
found it.?London News.
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A Snanlnh Custom.
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dience to tbs commandsof your honor."
Then the court discharges him, saying
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DUELING IN IRELAND.
How Affairs of Honor Flourished
There Half a Century Ago.
In the Green isle dueling flourished
!0 years ago as much as it did in Prance.
When a Trinity college student asked
the provost what books he had better
bring to college the latter said: "Never
mind the books; bring a ease of pistols."
The students were in the habit of set?
tling those little affairs either just be?
fore or just after morning prayers. All
the distinguished Irishmen 100 years
iigo were duelists. Curran, Grahtan,
Sheridan, Barrington, Fi tzgibbon. Flood
and O'Connell were often "out;" and in
our day the O'Gorman Mahon had 22
ufTairs to his credit. The bar led the
Lord chancellors ami masters of the
rolls fought like cornets of horse. Lord
Xorbury fought "Fighting Fitzgerald"
und two others, besides "frightening"
"Napper Tandy," as the Irish historians
tell us. Galway was great with the
pistol, Tippernry with the sword. Two
English "fines lames," Maj. Park and
Capt. Creed, went to Ireland to find foe
men worthy of their steel, and found
them in Mr. Matthew and Mr. Maena
mara, who fought with them in a pri?
vate room at in inn, wounded them
ucarly unto death, nursed them back
into health ,and were rewarded with
Col. Barrington and Mr. Gilbert, two
middle-aged married men, had a desper?
ate duel in 1759 because they did not
wish to leave an unsettled quarrel as a
legacy for their children. They fought
on horseback with sword, pistol and
"skeen," or Irish bowie knife. First
the pistols were fired, Barrington re?
ceiving some of the charge in his face;
but he rushed on Gilbert, killed his
horse with his broadsword, dismounted
and putting his "skeen" to the other's
throat, called upon him to "ask for his
life on pain of death." Gilbert agreed
to shake hands and be friends, but
without condition or apology. Bar?
"Fighting Fitzgerald," a well-known
character, a cousin of the earl of Des?
mond, an Eton boy, an Oxford graduate,
and an officer in the Sixty-ninth foot,
fought 18 duels and was thought by
many to be mad. He hired a gang of
ruffians, wa3'laid and killed a gentle?
man on the king's highway, and was
hanged at Castlebar. Among others he
encountered Martin of Galway, Rev.
Richard Bate and Capt. Harvey Ashton,
afterward killed at Madras in" a duel
with Col. Allen. The Ashton duel, and
another fought by Clive with a Cal?
cutta civilian, indirectly helped British
arms to many victories. Thefirstmade
way for a Col. Wellesley, afterward
better known under another name, to
an important command before Seringa
patam. The second had, by displaying
the desperate courage of Clive, secured
him a military appointment in a time
of emergency.?Cornhill Magazine.
. QUESTION OF NAMES.
The Plague of Adverse Forms of
Those In Foreign Lands.
One of the minor yet real and wide?
spread woes of war or even of explora?
tion in alien lands is the plague of di?
vers forms of names. The names are
often outlandish and jawbreaking in
any form. But when there are half a
dozen different spellings of each, with
all of which one must keep himself fa?
miliar, the situation becomes oneof un?
mitigated horror. To take a single
mild example close at hand, what per?
plexity there has been over Klondike
or Klondyke or Clondike or Clondyke or
whatever it may bei If we go back a
little further to the Greek war and
Cretan insurrection, what memories
arise of Canea and Chania and Khanea,
of Retimo and Rethymo, of Phersala
and Pharsala and Phersalos and Phar
salos and all the rest of them.
But all these are a mere foretaste of
orthographic perplexities compared
with what now comes to us in an Indian
campaign. Is the trouble on the bor?
derland of Hindostan or Hindnstan?
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Amid the Hindoo Kush or Hindu Kush
mountains? Around the Khyber pass
or the Khaibar? Are the Afridis or the
Afreedees concerned in it? Is Beloo
chistan or Beluchistan or Baluchistan,
in danger of disaffection? Is the fellow
who stirred up the row the Mullah of
Haddah of the Moulvie of Adda? Is he
a disciple of the Akhoond or Akhound
or Ahkound of Swat? Is he a friend or
foe of the ameer of Cabul or Cabool or
Kabul? Such are the vexatious ques?
tions that crowd thick and fast upon the
heels of every day's dispatches.
Nor is it to be wondered at that this
is so, seeing how high authorities dis?
agree concerning long-familiar names.
We have all heard of the Sepoy mutiny.'
But Col. Malleson tells us it was the
Sipahi mutiny. It broke out not at
Meerut, butat Mirath; the most hideous
massacre was not at Cawnpore, but at
Ehanpur, and not Lucknow, but Lakh-j
nao, was gallantly defended for 87 days.
Nay, the government of India now bids
ns forget the good old Bundleeund and
know only Bandlekhand. And while
Sir William Hunter's Gazetteer tells us
of Poonah, Col. Matheson's "History"
ipeaks only of Puna. One writes old-'
fashioned Bhownugger, another Bhau
nagar and a third Bhavnagar. And so
it goes on. Only the law of permut-'
jtions can tell how far.?N. Y. Tribune.'
COUNTRY WITHOUT CRIMINALS.
Only Two Thefi* Have Occarred In
1,000 Years In Iceland.'
In Iceland there are no prisons, and
the inhabitants are so honest in their
habits that snch defenses to property
u locks, bolts and bars are not required;
nor are there any police in the island.
Yet its history for 1,000 years records
no more than two thefts. Of these two
cases one was that of a native, who was
detected after stealing several sheep,
but as he had done so to supply his
fainily, who were suffering for want of
food, when he had broken his arm, pro?
visions were furnished to them and
work was found for him when able to
do it, and meanwhile he was placed un?
der medical care, but the stigma at?
tached to his crime was considered suf?
The other theft was by a German, who
stole 17 sheep. But as he was in com?
fortable circumstances and the robbery
was malicious, the sentence passed upon
him was that he should sell all his prop?
erty, restore the value of what he had
stolen, and then leave the country or
be executed, and he left at once. But,
though crime is rare in Iceland, and its
inhabitants are distinguished for honi
esty and purity of morals, there is, of
course, provision for the administra?
tion of justice, which consists, first of
all, in the sheriff's courts; next, by ap?
peals to the court of three judges at
Reykjavik, the capital, and, lastly, fn
all criminal and most civil cases, to the
supreme court at Copenhagen, the capi?
tal of Denmark, of which kingdom the
island forms a part. The island of
Pananis (one of the Lipari group) is
equally fortunate in having neither
prisons nor lawyers, and being abso?
lutely destitute of both paupers and
? ?The court of appeals of .New York
has held that it was no ground for a
new trial because the jury In a murder
case attended church on Sunday incus
tody of the sheriff and heard a sermon
on the prevalence of crme.
Mr. N. N. Osborn well known at Wood?
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VIRGINIA: In the clerk's office of
Tazewell circuit court, October 11 th,
Sabra E. Younp, complainant,
vs. In chancery on amended bill,
Valeria G. Young, W. O. Young, John
Godfrey Young, the last two of whom
are infants under 21 years of age, George
Buston, J. G. Buston and H. L. Buston,
merchants and partners in trade under
the style of Buston & Sons, and II. C.
Alderson, trustee, defendants.
The object of the foregoing suit is to
correct the mistake in the conveyance
made by A. P. Brown and wife to John S.
Young, mentioned in the bill, and to se?
cure title for the complainant to the resi?
due of said property in said deed unsold,
and conveyed by the said John S. Young
in his life time, being the property in
which complainant resides, situate on the
north ?de of Main street. Tazewell, Va.
And it appearing from affidavit on file in
said office that Valeria G. Young, W. O.
Young and John Godfrey Young are non?
residents of tbe State of Virginia, it is or?
dered that they appear here within fifteen
days after due publication of this order
and do what is necessary to protect thair
interest in this suit, and that copies hereof
be published and posted as prescribed by
A copy; teste: H. Banr Harman,
H. C. Alderson, p. q. Clerk.
VIRGINIA: In the clerk's office of
Tazewell circuit court, Oct. 23,1897.
Jacob Witten, complainant, 1
vs. [ In Chancery
Ida B. Witten, defendant, j
The object of this suit is to obtain a di?
vorce a vinculo matrimonii from said Ida B.
Witten. And it appearini: from affidavit
on file in P>dd office that Ida 15. Witten is
a non resident of the state of Virginia, it is
ordered that she appear here within fif?
teen days after due publication of this or?
der and do what is necessary to protecther
interest in this suit, and that copies hereof
be p-.blished and posted as prescribed by
law. A copy.
Teste: H. Bane Harman, Clerk.
Chapman Alderfon. p.q.
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county and in the Court of Appeals at Wythcvllle,
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wall and adjoining counties and in the Supreme
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i well, Va. Will practice in the courts of Taze?
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Tazewell, Va. Will practice in the courts oi
fazewell and adjoining counties. Particular at
tenUon paid to the collection of claims.?-Office in
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i lands, Va. Practices in the courts of Taze?
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JULY 4th, 1897.
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