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THE COLUMBIA IIEKAL1): FIJI!) AY, MAY J0, 189S.
MARTIN & WILKINS,
Machinery repairing of all kinds done promptly and goo, at reasonable pri
ces. Lngine. Thresher and Saw Mill u-n,k a .Mi.n. iL ,i.,i.. . i.
)rs and Hrass Uoods of all
. on short notice.
Piping, .steam and (ins Fittings, Inspirators, Injector
kinds. 1 lckering or Sensitive governors furnished 01
We a Aleuts for the Champion Wagon.
This wKon is a curiosity in the way of improvement on a farm wagon. It
v. Ill pay all parties wanting the bent wagon on the market to examine the Cham
pion before purchasing. We would be glad to see parties wanting anything in
our line at our machine shop in front of Fassenger Depot, Columbia, Tenn.
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Lipmcomii, May 17. Services were
conducted at the Uaptist Church on last
.Sunday morning by the pastor, Kev.
Mr. llite, and Sunday evening Mr.
Hawes, of the ion Church, tilled the
Mrs. Sam Gray, after a lingering ill
ness, peacefully passed awav at the
home of her son, at Summertown, and
was buried at the liaptist church ut this
place this morning. Services conduct
ed by Mr. Hite.
The Misses Cecil entertained Miss
Carroll, of Columbia, and two gentle
men friends, of Florida, last Sunday.
Maj. N. F. Cheairs, while fishing in
Florida, had his watch stolen. It was a
very old watch, and he was very much
.attached to it, and we are glad to say
that he recovered it this week.
Misses Flora and Belle Harlan enter
tained Messrs. Byron Martin and David
Lipscomb, Misses Lee Harlan and Nora
Milliken,of Nashville, most delight
fully several dys last week.
Mrs. Izora Andrews, who has been
spending the winter in 8t. Louis, is now
with her brother, Mr. Loyd Cecil.
Mr. Hoy Cecil, who has been very
nick for quite awhile, is now able to be
out, and has gone to Priiiun Springs.
We hope to see him much improved
when lie returns.
John Soweil, Hint Frierson, Will
English, Blair and Hammond Webster
and Nat Hickey returned last week
from a tishiug trip to Kennedy's Mill,
nd report having had splendid lucK.
Mrs. Ludie Prude, of Forest City,
Ark., is visiting the family of Mrs.
John Soweil is down at Blue-Buck
this week on business.
Mrs. John Franklin and beautiful lit
tle dauuhter Marguerite, of New Or
leans, La., is visiting the home of her
.sister, Mrs. Jacob Harlan.
Miss Bessie JOstes, of Columbia, is
with her aunt, Mrs. J. W. Cecil, this
Mr. T. O. Webster and Miss Lucy
Webster attended services at Hamp
shire on last Sunday.
Miss Amanda Harlan of Columbia
was visiting Lipscomb friends last
Mr. and Mrs. McBride, after a pleas
ant visit to relatives in Texas, have re
turned to their home.
Messrs. Tom Wall and Thomas
Hughes, of Franklin, visited friends in
our neighborhood last week and are ex
pected back again very soon.
Next Sunday will be Cnildren's Day
at the M. K. Church at this place.
Mrs. Columbus Frierson staid sev
eral days in Columbia last week with
lier sister, Mrs. Kmbry.
The nost-ollice has been moved from
the store to Mrs. Beard's, at the toll
Mr. Lawrence Webster, we under
stand, will leave soon to unlit for the
lionor of his country. Kmanon.
grandmother three weeks before. His
sisters and brothers, while they rejoice
in that he was prepared for the change,
sorrow deeply in that they shall see
his face no more in this earthly home.
They have the deepest sympathy of all.
There will, in all probability, be ser
vices at Corinth next Sunday morning,
afternoon and evening, as Bros. Scobey
and Hidley are both expected.
Misses Chisholm, Scott and Soweil
heard Bro. Murphy at Hurricane Sun
day afternoon. Mrs. Micawhkk.
I want to buy. R. Holding.
Kttaton, May 16. The great king of
uay is sending down his hot rays upon
mother earth, and the farmers are tak
ing their noonday's rest. During this
time of sweet repose I will try to jot
uown ine items or our origin little val
A mad dog passed up the creek and
bit several other dogs one day recently
l esterday was saciamental dav at
Kbenezer. Rev. Mr. Morgan, of Ala
bama, occupied the pulpit and enter
tained a large audience.
jiro. nam seweu win preach at Spen
cer's Grove next Sunday. This is 8
church in the upper end o'f our valley
i ne neaitn or this community is very
gooa at tins writing, except Mi. A. A
Morrow, who is very feeble.
Mr. Will Kakin.of Ettaton, received
the sad intelligence to-day of the death
or his brother's who wife, lived at
The farmers are disnosins- of their
last year's corn at forty cents. There
is a great deal of corn vet to be sold.
uur community is infested with can
didates, as well as mad-dogs.
Will not be at the Kwell Farm Sale
Wednesday May 25th, but that is no
reason why you shouldn't bo there.
may 13 2t
Anprkwh. May L. It was no sur
prise to the inauy friends of Clyde Mor
timer Hardison, when, on last Monday
morniUL' it was announced that about
sunset. Sunday evening his spirit had
lieen freed from his pain-racKed, ema
ciated body. Though it was hard to
trive up one just entering upon a prom
ising manhood, yet we had in a meas
ure become prepared for the end, as for
several months past we could see that
the relentless hand of disease had such
st dour) hold unnn him that it was slow
ly but surely sapping his vitality, and
we knew it was far better for him that
his Dure spirit should be released that
it, miirht enter the happy place pre
iiared for the pure in heart Mort's
ind and generous heart and gonial dis
.isition had won for him many friends,
which was abuudautlv attested by the
long procession that followed his body
.and helned to consign it to its last re
ini? nliice. whither his mother had pre
oeded him three vears before, and his
KKLKilOl S NEWS.
Rai.timork, Md., May 17. The
Rev. Dr. Wanen A. Candler, of Ox
ford, Ga., and th Rev. Dr. H. C.
Morrison, of rennessee, were elected
Hishops of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, Mouth, to-day by the Gen
eral Conference in session here. It
is said to have been the most excit
ing; election ever held by the Con
ference. Only two ballots were
taken, but a large proportion of the
delegates were of the opinion that
the. Rev. Dr. E. E. Hoss, of Nash
ville, was also elected. The discus
sion on this point was lively. The
whole number of votes cast on the
second ballot was 255, and Bishop
Wilson, who was presiding, an
nounced that 128 were required to
elect. Dr. Catidler received 148, Dr.
Morrison 140 and Dr. Hoss 129. The
conference had started out to elect
only two Risliops. This limit was
determined upon several days ago.
As soon as Bishop Wilson an
nounced that Drs. Candler and Mor
rison had been elected thee was a
storm of protests. It was claimed
that Dr. Hoss had also been elected.
Motions were offered thick and fast.
Substitutes and amendments were
tacked on. Questions of order and
privilege filled the air. Frequent
motions to adjourn were made. The
struggle was finally ended by a vote
to adjourn in the midst of business.
Dr. Candler is 41 years of age and
was born in Georgia. He graduated
at Emory College when 19 years of
age and entered the North Georgia
Conference. At the age of 23 he was
appointed a Presiding Elder. He
has been a delegate to every general
conference since 1882. Since 1838 he
had been President of Emory Oo'
lege, haying previously been one oi
the editors of the Nashville Chris
tian Advocate. Dr. Candler Is
noted as a pulpit orator.
Dr. K. C. Morrison is 58 years of
age. He is a native of Tennessee.
He had been Missionary Secretary
of the church for the past eight
years. He has succeeded In liquidat
ing the missionary debt of $140,000,
which has placed him high in the
estimation of his fellow churchmen.
He was educated at the Wesleyan
University and at Emory and
Henry Colleges. He entered the
the pastor will address the young
people on "Le-sons from his recent
trip to the Convention, The Navy
Yards and the Ocean."
Rev. D. T. Waynick and Hon.
Joe H. Fussell, delegates from Rich
land Presbytery, are In Marshall,
Mo., attending the General Assem
bly of the Cumberland Prebytenuii
The Second Annual Convention of
the Richland Presbvterial Christian
Endeavor Union will he held at
Gleuwood on Saturday, May 28.
The Third Annual Conference of
the Tennessee Conference of Ep
wortli Leagues will be held in
Springfield, June 10-12.
The General Assembly of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church
convened yesterday at Marshall, Mo.
The general assembly of the Pres
byterian Church of the North met
yesterday at Warsaw, Ind.
Third round of quarterly meetings of
the Columbia District, Tennessee Con
ference, for 18(K.
Trinity Circuit, at Union .. May 21, 22.
Pulaski May 22, M.
Bee Spring, at Shiloh .May 2S, 2il.
Prospect Circuit, at Mt. Carmel, June 4, 5.
Diana Circuit, at Simpson's chapel,
June 11, 12.
Olivet and Lynnville, at Lynnville,
June 12, 13.
South Columbia June in, UI.
Columbia June 1H, 20.
Mount Pleasant June&i, 2ti.
Bigbyville Circuit, at Enterprise,
Fall River Circuit, at Fall Uiver.Julv 2,3.
Richland Circuit, at Liberty, July (1, 10.
Mooresville Circuit, at -, July M, 17.
Culleokaand Hurricane, at Culleok a,
July 17, IS.
Church registers and recordsof church
conferences will be called for this time.
W. R. Pkkblrs, P. E.
P. O. address, Fountain Creek, Tenn.
Warwood's Sarsuparllla for the blood
guaranteed to cure. A. B. Rains.
Now is the time to get your sup
ply of election cards. Have them
printed at the Herald's Job Department.
If you want the news,
Subscribe for the
There was once upon a time in Krnniper
inn a maiden named Kiiren. She attended
to the serving of the guests herself, for the
luiullndy lived among her pots nnd pans in
the kitchen. And ninny people, ciinio to
Kraruper inn neighbors who collected
there when the autumn evenings begun to
darken and sat in the wnrm room and
drank unlimited quantities of coffee punch;
traelirs nnd wanderers, too, who came in
blue with cold, stumping their feet and
calling for something hot. that would en
able them to reach the next station.
Karen went aliout silently, without
haste, serving each in his turn. She was
small and delicate, only a child, earnest
and reserved, rind the voting fellows did
not notice her. But she was very dear to
the older customers, to whom a visit to
the inn was an event of importance. She
prepared their coffee quickly and served it
seven times hot. When sho moved about
among the guests with her waiter, the
burly, coarsely dressed men stood aside
and made place for her and every one look
ed admiringly after her. Karen had great,
gray ryes that took in everything and
Bcemed to look far, far away, and her eye
brows were arched in surprise and won
der. Strangers thought she did not under
stand their orders, Lut Karen heard it all
and made never a mistake. She had a way
all her own, whether she gazed off into the
distance or listened or waited or dreamed.
The west wind blew strong. It threw up
long, heavy w aves from the west sea. Salt
and damp, with froth and foam it threw
them on the sands. But when, the wind
reached Kraruper inn, it had only strength
enough luft to tear open the stable door,
nnd then that which connected the kitchen
with the stable. It burst in, filled the
space, swung the lantern that hung from
the roof hack and forth, tore off the hos
tler's cap and rolled it out into the dark
ness, threw the horses' blankets over their
heads and finally blew a w hite ben from
her perch Into the water trough. The hen
squawked frightfully, the hostler swore,
the cbickenscackled. The kitchen was full
of smoke. The horses grow restless and beat
sparks of fire from the stones with their
hoofs. Even the ducks, vhich were gath
ered quacking together near the manger to
be at hand when the oats were scattered,
began to chatter, and through It all the
wind roared fearfully. At last two men
came out of the inn parlor and, putting
thcr broad backs.ngnlnst the door, pushed
Ladies' and Hisses' oxfords & Slippers.
Just from the Factory, a 'big "rilling
in bill chock hill of style, beauly
and wear. Prices are right, too.
Fine quality Black Kid, laced style,
flexible soles, cloth top, kid tips. . . . $2.00.
Tan Oxfords, Dainty, fancy cloth top,
made on the new round toe $I.a0.
Stylish and Durable Oxfords in
black and chocolate 98.
A Few Lots of Oxfords, bunched to
gether from broken lines in our stock ,
soft and comfortable, and Special
Value, choose from them at One
half Former Price
Piers Fine Sltoes..
No matter for what use a shoe is in
tended, it will be found here. A
few specials Men's Chocolate Vici
Cloth or Kid Tops $3.00.
Men's Black and Chocolate Vici Kid. .$2.50.
Men's Kussia Calf and Vici Kid $2.00.
A great big lot of Stylish Madras Cloth
Wash Ties, also a full line in late style
Silk Goods at right prices
We are agents for the celebrated Mon
arch ltraild Shirts and Collars. No bet
ter made than these.
Half a Hundred Dozen of our Famous 50c
Negligee Shirts, is the High Water Mark
so far this season; an ideal Hot Weath
er Shirt at a small price.
Some Specially Low Prices on im
ported Lisle and Halbriggan Goods.
Our line of Straw Hats is unsurpassed
in Variety, Quality and Price.
T. N. FIGUEHS.
AKOl'XI) THE FIREMDE.
Catarrh is one of the most obstinate
diseases, and hence the mc.st difficult
to eet rid of.
There is but one way to cure it,
The disease is in the blood, and all the
sprays, washes and inhaling mixtures
in the world can have no permanent
effect whatever upon it. Swift's Spe
cific cures Catarrh permanently, for it is
the only remedy which can reach the
disease ana iorce it irom ine uiara.
Mr. B. P. McAllister, of Harrodsburg
Kv.. had Catarrh for years. He writes
"I omild see no lmnrovement whatever,
Chough 1 was constantly treated with spray!
and washes, and n! Her
ein Inhaling remedies
in fsot. I could teel thnl
each w inter I waft worst
than the year previous
-Finally it wai
brought to my not let
that Catarrh was a blood
disease, and after think
ing over the mutter. 1
mw It w as unreasonable
to expect to he cured bj
ntniltui uhfeh nnll
kX reached the surface. 1
l '. , then decided to tri
S 8 8., and after few lottleft were used. 1 no
ticed a perceptible improvement. Continuing,
the remedv. the di'me wa torcen mum in,
system, and a conmlete cure was the result
I advise all who have this dreadful disease to
abandon theirlocal treatment. which hasnevei
ione them any and take S S. 8.. a rem
edy that can reach the disease and cure It.
To continue the wrong treatment foi
Catarrh is to continue to suffer. Swift I
Specific is a real blood remedy, and
ures obstinate, deep-seated diseases,
which other remedies have no effect
whatever upon. It promptly reaches
Catarrh, ana never fails to cure even the
most aggravated cases.
U Purely Vegetable, and is the only
blood remedy guaranteed to contain no
Books mailed free by Swift Specific
Company, Atlanta. Georgia.
That la the Vlace, Say. Sain Jones,
Measure the True Mat..
In a recent sermon Rev. Ram
Jones gave vent to the following
'The place to take the true meas
ure of a man Is not In the market
place or amen corner, nor in the
Held or forum, but at his own fire
side. There he lays aside his mask
and you may learn whether he is an
imp or an angel, kin or cur, hero or
humbug. I care not a copper what
the world says of him, whether it
crowns him with glory or pelts him
with bad eggs. I care not what his
religion may be. If his babies dread
his coming home and his better
half swallows her heart every time
she has to ask him for a five do'lar
bill, he is a fraud of the last water,
even though he prays night and
morning until he is black in the face
and shouts hallelujah until he
shakes the eternal hills. But if the
children run to the front gate to
meet him. and love's own sunshine
illuminates the face of his wife
when she hears his footsteps, you can
take It for granted that he is pure
gold his home is in heaven and the
humbug never gets that near the
throne of Ood. He may be a rank
atheist and a red rlag anarchist, and
a Mormon, and a mugwump; he may
buy votes and bet on elections; he
may deal from the bottom and drink
beer until he can't tell a silver dol
lar from a circular saw, and still be
is infinitely better than the man
that is all suavity but who makes
his home a hell who vents on the
head of his helpless wife and child
ren the ill nature he would like to
inflict on his fellow man, but dares
not. I can forgive much in that fel
low mortal who had rather make
men swear than women weep, would
lather have the hate of the wor.d
than the contempt of his wife; who
had rather call anger to the eye of a
king that fear to the faceof a child
Hit Natural Skin.
Tho Piccadilly Johnny has a new pair
of boots. That is why he wears bis trou
sers turned tin ec n higher than usual.
lie was telling .VUs Caustique about the
"They are really calf, don't you know!"
"I wassureof it," he answered. "Why,
when you were coming uUmg, I thought
you were barefooted." l'iek Ale Up.
In Korea, says Inink Carpenter, yon
can buy u l nir of shoes lor 6u cents, but If
you should want luo pairs the merchant
would prubuhly charge $1 a pair,, on the
ground that if he gave you all bis goods
be would have to cloee his ttore.
Holston Conference in 1809 and has
served changes at Knoxville,
Tenn., Han Francisco, Cal., and
Asheville, N. C. He was editor of
the Chrirtiin Advocate for eight
years. He has been a professor in
Vanderbiit University and in
Martha Washington and Emory
and Henry colleges.
Y. 1. S. C. K. Convention.
A convention of all the Christian
Endeavor (Societies under the care
of Richland Presbytery of the Cum
berland Presbyterian church, will
be held at Glenwood church near
Broadview, on Saturday and Hun
day, May 28ih and 29th. This con
vention is called by order of the
Presbytery's special committee on
Christian Endeavor work. A good
program has been provided for the
occasion and it is expected that
every Endeavor society in the Pres
bytery shall send delegates. The
convention sermon will be preached
on Hundav at 11 o'clock by Rgv. John
Royal Harris, of Lewisburg. Other
visiting hndeavorers will be present
and take part in the program. Let all
societies elect as many as two dele
gates, and besides send as many
visitors as possible.
The Maury County Sunday-school
Association, which met in the
Methodist Church at Santa Fe last
Thursday, selected Zion Church as
the next place or meeting, which
will be in November. The presi
dent, L. P. Padgett, presided over
the meeting. The following oiHcers
were elected for the ensuing year:
W. 8. Fleming, President; W. B.
"Children's Day" will be observed
by the Sabbath-school of the First
Presbyterian Church the oth Sun
day in May. The exercises will
take the place of the regular church
service and occur at eleven o'clock
a. m. Collection will be taken for
W. S. Flemixu, Supt.
The series of revival services held
by Rev. A. S. Derryherry begun in
the tent south of the railroad on
High street last Sunday morning.
Services are held each evening at
7 :'M o'clock, and good-sized crowds
have been in attendance. Much good
The next meeting of the King'
Daughters will be Thursday at 5
o'clock p. rn., May 2G, with Mrs.
Annie White. Bible lesson, "The
work of the Holy Ghost," 1 John, 5 6.
Rev. F. B. Webb, of this city, and
Ruling Elder Sam Stephenson, of
Zion church, are in New Orleans,
attending the General Assembly of
the Southern Presbyterian church.
There will be no service at the
Baptist Church next Sunday morn
ing, but iu the evening at 8 o'clock
SAUTUX SENTIMENTS. JZL
Some of our learned contempora
ries are writing able editorials on
"the problem of the torpedo." Ho
f ir as we can make out the problem
of the torpedo is how to give it the
right of way. Memphis Commercial-Appeal.
Many persons are talking about
the outburst of patriotism in the
South on the Spanish question as if
it was unexpected. Their surprise
is the only thing that is surprising.
No intelligent person of any party
or locality had any right to doubt
the Soutii's patriotism in the Spm
ish affair or in any other allair
which may threaten to bring the
country in conflict with any other
nation. In a moral as well as in a
physical sensn the South has been
reconstructed for a good many years.
South Carolina is now as loyal as
Massachusetts, and, it is safe to
predict, would contribute as many
men, in proportion to the popula
tion, to the government's service in
a foreign war. Persons who doubt
this, or who are surprised at it, are
either Inexcusably bigoted or show
a strange blindness to the drift of
public sentiment in the South in
recent years. St. Louis Globe Dem
ocrat. Cigarette fiends and fellows who
ride scorcher wheels are not taken
in the army. We think it question
able whether either would have
sense enough to make a good soldier;
and whether or not that judgement
is too harsh it is certain that ueither
the fiend nor the scorcher has a
sound heart, an organ that should be
perfectly healthy in an army man.
It is proposed to exchange two
Spanish ofllcers for the two Ameri
can newspaper correspondents cap
fired by the Spaniards. The wis
dom of such an action depends. If
the Dons have captured Dicky
Davis, Alfred Henry Li wis, Steve
Crane or any two of several others
we could name, we are not In the
trading business. The Dons can
keep them and welcome, or ex
change them for a sick of hard tack.
Not alone should we make it easy
for the Spaniards to capture some
more, but Admiral Sampson would
serve his country by sending a few
shells into the dispatch boats of the
yellow journals that are tagging
ubout after him for the propose of
writing lies. Memphis Commercial
Appeal. One nilnuta N n,.t I'Hiic, 'et relief is
obtained in half that time dv the use of
One Minute Cough Cure. It prevents
consumption and quickly cures colds,
croup, bronchitis, pneumonia, la grippe
and all throat and lung troubles. A. H.
it 6hut, while a fhower of sparks rained
from their pipes over their dark beards.
Having dono nil the mischief possible the
wind lied back over tho plain, crossed the
great pond and shook the mail coach that
rolled majestically along about half a mile
from the inn. i
"What terrible haste he always makes to
reach Kraruper inn," muttered the pos
tilion, Anders, cracking his whip over the
smoking horses. Tor the twentieth time
the conductor had let down tho window to
call to him. At Ill's t It had been a friendly
invitation to take a coilce punch with
him; then little by little the good nature
disappeared. Finally the window went
dow n w ith a bang, nnd remarks tar from
conciliating were showered on driver and
The wind swept low on tho ground, and
long, mysterious sighs murmured through
the heather bushes. The moon was full,
but thick clouds obscured its light. Be
hind Kraruper inn lay the gloomy moor,
covered by black heaps of peat and deep,
treacherous holes. AvX between the heath
er but-hes wound a strip of grass that look
ed like a path, but it was no path, for it
came to a sudden end at the brink of a
liolo deeper than the others and illhxl with
water. In the grass a sleek fox crouched
and waited and a hare hopped softly over
the plain. The foz could reckon with cer
tainty that the hare would not make a
long circuit so late in the evening. lie
stretched out a cautious nose and, as be
sniffed in the direction of the wind nnd
sought a secure post of observation, he
thought how wise foxes always were and
bow t'tupid the hares.
Yonder in the inn there was an unusual
commotion. A couple of traveling men
bad ordered roast hare. The landlord bad
gono to an auction at Thisted and bis
wife was used only to the responsibilities
of her kitchen, w it happened, unfor
tunately, that the advocate would speak
with the bost on business, and because he
was not at home the good woman must
listen to a long speech and take charge of
an important letter, a proceeding that sad
ly disturbed her composure. A stranger
stood by the stove in greasy sailor clothes,
who was waiting for a bottle of soda wa
ter. Two lish peddlers had three times or
dered brandy tor their coffee. The stable
boy stood v. ith an empty lantern and wait
ed for a rundle, and a tall, rough farmer
followed Karen with longing eyes she
owed him change for a crown he had just
given her. Karen cane and went without
haste, without error. One would hardly
imagine she could attend to so many things
at once. The great eyes and the high
arched brows were full of wonder and ei
pectation. The line little head was bold
straight nnd still. If she would make no
mistakes, she must keep her thoughts col
lected. Her blue woolen dress was too
small for her. The tight neckband wrin
kled her llesh just under tho hair. "The
maiden from Agger has a white skin,"
said one fish peddler to the other. They
were young people and spoke of Karen ai
Nmie one stood near the window and
looking at the clock said, "The post it
early tonight." It rattled over the pave
nient, tho doors were thrown open and the
wind blew the smoke from the stove.
Karen entered from tho kitchen just as the
conductor stepped into the door and greet
ed tho company with a h arty "Good even
ing!" He was a tall, handsome man, with
dark eyes, a crisp brown beard framed bis
luce and curly brown hair covered bis
email head. His long heavy mantle of
beautiful red royal Danish cloth wus trim
med with black fur and hung from his
shoulders. The entire light of the two
dim paraffin lamps that wera suspended
from the wall over the tuble centered itself
on this spot of glorious crimson as if 11
loved it, and left all the black and gray of
the room to grow still gMW-r and blactw.
And the tH figure with the fine, d aril
curly bead, the long folds of the crimson
cloak, shone like a very marvel of splendor
Karon cams in quickly from the kitchen
with her waiter. She bent ber bead so no
one could see her face, ns she hastened
from one guest to the other. S?be set the
roast hare before the fish peddlors and
brought the commercial traveler, who sat
in an adjacent room, the bottle of soda
j water, iihe gave the anxious farmer a
' tallow oaudle, and, slipping to the stranger
by the stove, she thrust the change from
the crown in his hand.
The hostess was In the deepest despair.
Everything had gone wrong In her kitchen.
he hud lost the advocate's letter nnd
boundless confusion filled tho inn. The
traveler pounded the table with the bell
loudly. The fish peddlers laughed until
they were half dead over the hares spread
before them. The bewildered farmer tapped
the landlady on the shoulder with the can
dle and puffed himself out like a turkey
And amid all this maddening confusion
Karen had disappeared. The postilion
Anders sat on tho driver's seat. The stable
boy stood ready to open the door. The trav
elers In the mall coach were impatient and
o were the horses, although they bad
nothing pleasant to look forward to, nnd
the w ind still rattled and whistled through
the stable. At last the conductor, whom
they all awaited, came. He carried his
mantle over bis arm as be stepped into the
coach and excused bis delay with a few
curt words. He laughed to himself as he
drew his cloak about him and took his
scat. Tbe door was closed, the mall conch
rolled on. Jlndcrs let the horses trot gen
tly now there was no more need of haste.
From time to time he glanced slyly at the
conductor, who still laughed to himself,
while the wind ruffled bis hair. The pos
tilion laughed too. He suspected some
thing. Tbe wind followed the coach to a
turn in tbe road, then threw itself again
over the plain and sighed mysteriously
through the heather bushes.
Tbe fox lay at bis post. All was ready
now the hare must soon come. Yonder at
the Inn harmony was restored, the anxious
former was relieved of bis candlo and re
ceived his change, and the travelers con
sumed their hare. The hostess complained
a little, but she did not blame Karen. No
one in all the world had tjver scolded Ka
ren. Quietly, unconsciously she hastened
from one to the other, and the serene satis
faction that always followed her footsteps
spread through tbe cozy, half dark inn par
lor. Tho two fish peddlers that had ordered a
second cup of cognao and coffee, to follow
tho first, were specially pleased with her.
A soft pink flush rested on ber pale cheek,
tho glimmer of a smllo on her lip, and once
when she raised her eyes their light was
dazzling. Wbon sho felt the men's eyes
followed her, she went into the next room
where the travelers sat, pretending that
he wanted some teaspoons from the cup
board. "Did you notice the conductor f"
asked one of t hem.
"No; not till he wont out. He left very
quickly," answered the othor, with his
mouth full of roast hare.
"A devilish handsome fellow I I attend
ed his wedding."
"So is he married?"
" Yes, indeed. His wife is the daughter
of tho landlord at L'lfltrup, and 1 got there
tho night of the wedding. That was a
jolly time, I assure you. They have two
children, I believe."
Karon dropped tho teaspoons and went
out. She heard nothing that was called
after hi r fiom tho inn. Sho went across
tho court to her room and begun mechanic
ally to make her bed. Her eyes stared into
the darkness. . Sho pressed her bands to
her heud, to her breast; sho groaned. She
could comprehend nothing nothing! She
beard the landlady's complaining voice.
"Kuren, dear Karen!" it called. Kho ran
out across the court, behind the inn, across
The winding strip of grass glimmered in
tho half light as if it were a path, hut it
; was no path. No one dared to follow It,
for it led abruptly to tho brink of the great
pond. The hare quickened his steps. He
beard a rustling. He gavo long jumps as
if he were mad to escape; not knowing
what ho feared he fled over the plain. Tho
' fox stretched out his sharp nose and stared
in surprise at the hare. He had heard
! nothing. According to tho instincts of bis
kind ho had crouched thero in the hollow
he was conscious pf no error. He could
not understand the action of the hare. He
stood long with outstretched bead and
, slinking body. Hla bushy tall was bid by
I the heather bushes, and he began to won-
1 dor if foxes wore getting duller or hares
wiser. But when the west wind had run
1 its long courso it turned into a north wind,
and then into an east wind, and then into
tbe south wind, and at last came back over
the Bea as the west wind again, threw it
self upon the dunes and long, mysterious
sighs moaned through tho heather bushes.
But there were wanting in Kraruper
Inn two wondering gray eyes, a little blue
woolen gown that had grown too small,
and tbe hostess complained more than
ever. She could not understand it at all.
No one could understand It save tbe pos
tilion Anders, and one other! From tbe
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