. STRANGER THAN FICTION.
Leave from tha Mr of Actrew
Sow ItoHiainn In Florida.
In cno of tho suburbs of Jucksoii'
villo, snys ix loiter to The St. LouU
Ulobc-Democrat, stands a Uttlo unpro
tentious clwolliug, which has for tin in
mate a woman ttho 1ms hail a niosl
checkered career. Humors of thil
woman's experiences rcachod a report
cr. ami ho determined to Investigate
the truth of them. A whorl wall
brought tho writer to tho houso, and I
knock brought tho object of his search
to tho door.
Sho was a woman who had passed
tho prime of lift?, and her fnco in hoi
youth mast have boon ravithingly
beautiful. It was now furrowod with
doop linos of euro and sorrow. Hoi
onco raven black hair, which was
wound carelessly around her head was
utivHiL-nrl witli nilver. and thounu hei
hands wore small and delicately shn
n.l tlin alirniikflll llltsh toll I tOO plllill
n tain of huiifrer anil sull'oring. There
blio stood; her eyes, which could a
times Hush lire as souw memory o
former wrongs llitlod aceross ho
,i,l turn.,! uitll n. Ktni'l iiXDI'OSS
ion this morning on tho Intruder,
whoso curiosity had led him to her
homo. lUit as no tiouou ws uai
greeted tho strango woman with
V i . . . 1 1 .r frril Tiinrn I n (r. " tlio llashil)
rria iiilml with n Hufter crlow. and witli
tho bow of a duchess Rho returned tho
salutation, and invited tho newspaper
Tho via tor managed to explain lm
Hi iliiliiMili v. and oven then
by tho Hash of tho black eye. ho saw
y . i . i ti..i
that sho resented me intrusion. u
i ft hi i ulw.rf tnlk tin' thread of the Oon
versntion was eradiiulaj' led back tc
herself, and sho gavFtho following
sensational nccount of herself:
I'l 111 ,.f I'no-iisli liirth. Mv father,
who once bore tho honored title of the
curl of Ilercward, but who was thou an
otlicer in tho guards, wooed and won
,,u,i i. nr nt that titno a vcrv nunu-
lar actress, playing nt Drury Lane
theater, mo marriage, or iuiuv.
for niv father heart-
IUIIIIIpV1 I -
lessly deceived my mother, took place
in a little country vuiugo near wjihiuu
o..,l no tuff fill 1llr Rllicl 111) foIU'Od lli
father, tho old earl would disinherit
him If he heard of his action, no pro
vailed on ruv mothor to live in retire
, , ,.,.n.i';ulnn tlmt na ennn n.q nossi
JllUllb, yi Ulllli3lll V..I.W .W .rww -----
liln lin wnll lil ili'i'liire to the world the
trim state of all'uirs. I was tho sole
nt tliiu nninii. and month after
.nii miupii.i mill tlm nlausiblc
guardsman prevailod on my trustful
mother tlial mo nmo wn not njio jui
for a disclosure. It was soon tho same
"At iirst no ono could have boon
moro dovolod than my father; thon, as
timo woro on, his visits to our little
homo becamo less frequont, and finally
ceasod altogether. My mothor in deep
distress sought tho presonoo of the
old carl, and thon told him the whole
story, but ho refused to bolicve nor,
and drove her from his door.' In hoi
ii. aim umirrlit hir husband's rer-
iinunt, but found ho had exchangod and
'gono to India. Selling tho baubles tnat
ho had given her in tho halcyon days ol
thoir early hap)iness, sho took mo with
lmt mill wn till Unit for tho corcooue
east, wolfouixl, aliui, too late, that hot
truant husband had laiicn in an auruy
'.with somo mountain triocs in uio m
4 i. !"
Tm Imv rinunnir lliothur took
All iiv ..v-i(-- I
tniann nml liinrl. liMivinir mo in a little
;Lili station, whore nil otlicer's wife
, adopted mo, aud cared lor mo as ucr
own child. 1 was sent nomo to r-ng-iland,
aud, aftor being cilucatod, con
eluded to follow my motnor s proms
sion and become ail actress."
I. nU.iil irnnl liinirnnrrn she thon de
ah nitu n n
iinlnil lint nwn lifrt. A rush 1 riission
I ML lJ UU " a.-w.
noble deceived her, and when sho re
sented his wrongs ho sunt ucr to isinoria
;on a lalso ciiargo oi uuiun u uiuuisu
Itno nannnn ami tlm vicuHittldnS fillO CU-
countered beforo she reached America
would till a volume, but wore told with
a oinnrnln rlv truthful air. She came
hero somo months ago, and has eluded
observation unt 1 now. Sho koops per
fectly secluded, and evinced a desiro to
bo unknown. So far, not a dozen poo
plo horo know of her residence or hei
history. Certainly trutn is strangoi
X Stainboiilcso Aniuzou.
Tooulo lust now in Constantinople
are Interested in tho presenco amonj
them of Kara l atma, the reuouuiaoK
femulo warrior of Kurd slan, who ii
paying a brief visit to the Turkish cap
ituL Her tloeils of prowess uaio oaci
to tho beirlnninjr of tho Crimean war,
when sho led a largo body of Kurdisl
. i . i i .
volunteers, wno lougiu wuu Bingumi
daring for Turkey. The Oltomai
Govorumont romombers her services,
and rerpiiles those by a monthly Icn
sion of 6,000 piastres a sum that it
iitni nwn finiral home allows her t
'live with case. Sho is tall, thin, witl
la brown, hawk-liko face, her cheeki
re the color of parchment and searuoc
with scars. Wearing the nationa
idrcss of the sterner sex, she looks liki
. man of forty, not like a woman win
:u.ll iuiir oirnin are SOVCnlV-fiVA
iSlung acioss hT shoulders in Cossacl
'fashion is her long sabro. with its jew
'lml hilt! iloporntlons ahine and gparkli
.on her breast; whilo tho stripes acrosi
t nor sleeve snow uer w uo ,iiiu
N tbo Ottoman Army. t arts stw.
dtirn Mn-Do o tbiuk thtt Be
wrote g!ikipfrf f Cincinnati Mto 1 don'
I rvrreive tint a ttionslit; but Jut
im wlmt II tin done tor tlic city of Clnciunit
THE HORSE DROVER'S MARRIAGE
A Tove Story Told by Judge Allen, ol
Judfro Allen has a mind full of anec
dotes and never tires of telling them,
says a lotter from Hamilton, Ga. H
recalls with clearness every Incldont ol
sooming unimportance which has trans
pired during his caroor. lie nas nearg
speechos from tho lips of Webster,
Clay and Calhoun. Ho can almost re
pent a speech he board delivered bj
Henry Clay In a crowded streot ol
Macon when he predlctod a civil war.
He was asked for a story, and as nn
habit Is, ho had sat for a moment quiet
ly smoklnir bis plno. At longth he
placed his pipe In his pocket and said.
We 1. I will tell you a roal love story.
It all hunncned twenty voars beforo the
war, whon I was attending school at
tho Georgia univorsity. At that t.mc
there exlstod among the proud south
erners no groater prejudice than that
against horso-drovers. A horse-drovor
was considered littlo better than a
horso-thief. I mot ono day a young
man of this class, and in spite of my
iharo in tho common prejudice l was
struck with his easy mannor. I saw
enough of him to come to tho conclu
sion that ho would graco anybody s
parlor, so ono day I asked him ,i no
would not liko to call on a young lady
friend of mine. Ho said he would bo
glad to do so, and that afternoon we
made a call on Miss Priggins. We
found that sho had already two callers,
young mon of tho town. I Introduced
my friend, tho horso-drover, and you
would have boon amused to have seen
tho countenances of the young, mon
fall. Scarcely a half dozen words
wcro exchanged boforo Miss Triggins'
first callers made thoir exit My
friond took In tho situation at onco,
but ho had the good senso to not show
After awhile ho was turning music
for Miss Priggins while she played up
on tho piano. When sho had finished,
ho was asked if he could not play.
"I play sometimes," was his reply.
"Will you not play for usP" Miss
Priggins thon asked.
"Ho reluctantly consonted. Ho took
his position in front of tho instrument
and wo were thrilled with tho musio ho
made. He touched the koys of the
piano with tho ease and graco of a mas
ter and whon ho had finished and io
dised to play more ho had won tho
friendsh'p of Miss Priggins, who was
on his deparluro cordial in her initva-
tion for him to call again.
"Well, ho made several pleasant cans
d tiring Jn is stay. Ho camo back the
next season and before ho loft town he
and Miss Priggins approached tbo
voung lady's father and askod his con
sent to thoir marriage
"Since you both seom to desire it, I
will not oppose .your marriage, but if
my daughter makes a hard bed sho
must lio upon it."
"It shall be as soft as feathers can
make ft," was the young man's pleas
"Tho wedding was sot for Sept 10.
Whon he came for his bride everyone
was surprised at the display ho mauo
He wore an expensive suit and a scr
vant in livery drove two magnificent
iron grsys to his line carnage, borne
ono. made bold by curiosity, approach
Bd tho servant and inquirod who the
young man might be.
"Wv. sir, my master Is do riches'
man in Kentuck', I 'xpect; sir. Ho
owns de fines' farm In de country,' and
'nears to me ha I 0' Louisville."
Further inquiry elicited the Infor
mation that the drover was really a
man of means, who bad traveled ex
tcnsivolv and had many accomplish
monts. Sufllce it to say Miss Priggins
was willing to accept tho bed she had
He Sold the Samples.
A drummer who bad just arrived
from Arizona was In town last week
taking orders for shirts. He says there
r bad men down thore. The cowboys
jot hold of him and wanted to buy his
lamples. Ho replied that he wouldn't
mil them for any price. "Won't eh?"
said a bystandor, "well, now I guoss
you will." The tough citizen piay
fnllv toved with the handle of a small
izAfl cannon that he carried in his
hnlL and told "the boys" to help them
selves. And the jerseys, many-striped
hose, and underwear of all kinds, was
dnvldod amonir the crowd. "The boys
paid tho scared drummer his own price
without a murmur, but declared that
hirt were scarce In Arizona, spec!
ally some o' those fancy ones, and that
lifa was too short to wait for shirts or
dered from 'Frisco. The drummer was
the back- had his hat knock
ed ofi was playfully pushed around
amomg the crowd and twauy invueu
nn to drink. He didn't refase. and was
tho meekest-looking drummer we've
aecn in many a day when be arrived in
Lngonla. Lugoma lovlurn Lanjor
Two N ghts Only aud 8alurdy Mutlnee
Friday. Dec. 53 nnd 3.
Engagement of the Hright aud Charming
and her Sunerb Double Company.
nppcurliiK In tho Urcut Scnuiitloiittl
Drama, The New Spectacular
Mechanical Kllccf 1 tiriiud Mllltnry Hand
and Operatic urcncsira. a ri
t. i..i n.......r iim (iri'ntnfit Street
Olltiuilll nxrvuvij i.. . -
Parade ever ttomitod by a traveling com
Ue ou Hand to See It.
Ol .HI -H
! Jt. M! H
Four llneB.. .
iiiuiva rum tw AnvxNCK as thosumi
opa tnn miittll to tuke ui) the time of book
keeper and collector.
t or Hale, notices ami dubiuusb iuiu, w
per cent additional.
Kor the convenience of advettUein, lot
Inn niav be addressed care of the Dallas
P. Cukankt, u. I). ., rrop'r
700 and Til Klin Street, Dallas
WO. JONKS, DENTIST,
. OFFICE, ia ELM STREET.
The flneit grodes ot Dontal work, f io.ih,
fuaranteed to cuch patient for ovory Gold
'illing that come out.
DDUPJIE, M. D. (lieeentiy oi Austin.)
l'hyslelau and Surgeon. At otfico, IKC
Elm street, from to 11 a. m., '1 to 4 p. in.,
aud at residence. Si i sycamore street, oi
in, to 8 a. m. Telephoue 41).
I OHN IJ. KUNZ,
I ATJI'O H N E V-AT-L A W,
012 Main Street, Dalhis, Texas.
x M. nVK.
La. ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOU AT
LAW. Room 8 Merchants' fcxcnaiitfe,
J. REAL ESTATE AGENT AND
r n iini.KY.
5UUMA1N elKK-lliJ, UALLA3, 1U.A.AO
lnii HKNT To two l'biil emoti. or man
I' anrl Wlfa. ft nll'BIV ill rilillliod frOtlt
innin. Unt renaomible. N. W. corner
South liarwood and Marrilla streoti1.
ANTED 100 houses to rent. Apply to
Geo. Ellis ds Co., U07 Mala street.
Ilousua moved on short notice uud work
gllllllllHIVUl UU.IU . BWH.-VU, - -
orders at Cooper & Robertson, real ewtate
A....unanl. Iinml (rttAV, i t TM 1 1 1 1 Will ' InilV
agents, Wi Main street. J u suiut s, co.
HOUSE MOVERS, GRADERS,
WE G UAUANl Lfi OUll WUlllv
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Whv don't vou have your boots and suoei
made to order, when thev don't cost any
more than stock work, at A. Blust's, m
TIOUSE PAINTING G. W. MERRY
n House and Sii:n Painter. Kalsominiug
Paper Hanging, Graining and Glazing.
foruauu iiuu dttiiA suouu.
H M ANUFACTU1UNG. We now have out
ItX foundry in operation, and prepared to
contract for tbe manufacture of anything
that ean be made ot wood and iron. Also
reneral reDilrine In Iron and wood. Mua
geri Improved Cotton Machine Manufac
turing company, uauaa. lexaa.
Wbo.esals and Retail Dealers in
Faints Oils, Glass fafapEr,
747 Elm Street
TVTAT ATVTT. A- H(
- C MM. IJ Vlrt. .K .V JCZUk
Texas Storage Company,
TrimUiiir vou may favor our city with a visit during tho Fair, wo tuke this method
of extending to you a most cordial Invitation
In Street, our warehouse on the I exas i acino swiu-ii, ni me junuiioii ui uu
tus Trunk Railway, in East Dallas, and will have nn exhibit at tho 1-ulr Ground
ro we will show you a lew samples of tho goods wo handlo iu this State, among
which we will mention :
THE AULTMAN & TAYLOR SEPARATOR,
THE AULTMAN & TAYLOR STANDARD ENGINE..
THE EMPIRE MOWER.
THE EMPIRE STEEL
THE JOHN D0DDS HORSE HAY RAKE.
THE HYDRAULIC JETTING, ARTESIAN WELL MACHINERY.
It von ulioiild not visit Dallas, wo will
about any ol these goods.. We also take contracts for sinking Artesian Wells, ana aro
prepared to sink thew from two to twelve inches In dlumoter and to almost any depth.
We will sell you Artesian neu bhuik
in ..i... u.... a .. f. i. ah. ...
rull stock or two and three-ply roollng, and siuglo-ply lolt for gruvel root, as well as
straw hoard, resin sizing, No. 1 and 2 building paper, curpot folt, etc.
At a cost of tllty cents per suunre yard you can render your houso almost as wind
preot as a brick bouse, by using our sheathing folt.
033 Elm Street, - -
Is just in receipt of tho most artistic styles of
WALL -:- PAPER."
And we are Ileadquartcrs for
PAINTS. BRUSHES,. OILS,! GLASS.
HUGHES BROS. MANUFACTURING CO.
Jellies, Preserves and Grocers Sliclf Goods.
Baylor Female College.
AND CONTINUE FORTY WEEKS.
Everv denartmemt of a thorough clasical and polite education ropresontod In tho
Otctllv! Ki. atmosphere. Careful physical 'training. Rooms heated by . team.
Unlollimg supply ol good water from city water works. Hath rootm on every llonr.
Everything modern for the convenience any comfort of pupils.
A Home with all the Comforts of a Home.
Tue grand aim to fit the daughters of
of lite. Vor catalogue, address, M.
k Th C rea
V.Xi NL V f 50 AND LIVER RECULATOR.
Af AT AW M CM
TELEGRAPH MEDICINE CO.. LAKE CHARLES. LA.
Diamonfls, . Watcles, Ms, Silverwarfl. SjecMcs, Etc.
Our Motto: " Best good and lowest prices at all times." Watchca and
Jewelry repaired and warranted.
en MAJH STREET, DALLAS, TEXAS 1
mi st. mm m.
A full and complete lino ol
.1.1 -J TT-l.. Oi.
to call on us. Our town olllco Is at 8211
THE AULTMAN & TAYLOR HORSE POWER.
THE AULTMAN & TAYLOR TRACTION ENGINE.
FRAME HARVESTER AND BINDER.
HAND PUMPS, STEAM PUMPS, WIND MILLS.
tako plcusuro In corrcHpondlnt? Willi you
hi ma iunum u(,iu.
if, wiii mr viimmiiv. nt Ni'w York, nnd carrv a
H KIJ II 111 J jruum,
Texas Storage Company.
Texas for the duties e njovments and triumphs
V. SMITH or J. H. LUTUfc.lt, Belton, I exas.
Our Bate Famll Doctor.
A Complete Family Medlolna.:
Perfect Substitute for Calomel.
aaiinble Hamad In all ease.
taat Remedy of the age for Blltoua Dineasea.
tha lin and Hi kid nnM. It ha rapid alirrnltve
the avatrm. It maorataa n and raauva
'loa krnlthy Tlor. fl ta-iU appUled hU Inth. dlt Jl".n
ad aaalaallalloe af Che feed. It eaa b atea with lKlthC P
Colds. BIHousj Colic. Malaria peverj, biiioub rn j,
Cholera, Dlarrhosa, Rheumatism, Cetera I Debility.
IUV. vawuuws mum .
. . BV u.hu. .nul il xta. ta
D. O. AU8TIN.
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