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NEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER, SATURDAY OCTOBER 71 im.
TALES OF TEN TRAVELERS. 'STBIITKEfl KAKXOCTS HALLOWEEN. - , ' ,BTXXXUL. W1IUIK, fOopjright, 18M. All rights reserved.) Old Anstruther Kan nock sat at bis desk In his dlniy library, In ancient K&nnoclc Manse, and listened moodily to the moaninf night wind of autumn, as tt swept wildly through the almost bare branches of the elms and syca mores which shut In the rfray old place darkly from the highway that led to the near and pleasant New England Village below. Old Stone 'Struther, he was called by the Ttnagers who had most cause to dread the cruel power his heartless nature and considerable wealth enabled him to exercise, Miser Kannock was his commonest title among the many who knew only his niggardliness and greed. ' . Brother Anstruther, he was always called by his dead brother's wife, who, as bis sole housekeeper and servant, tremblingly slaved on through the years to thus protect her two children from want' Ogre Anstruther these children, Edith and Herbert Kannock, whlspe'rlngly spoke of him to each oth er, to their mother and to one loyal friend, the village schoolmaster.Charles Penruth, between whom and old 'Struther Kannock there existed some thing akin to mortal hate. "Here's another cursed Halloween!" muttered 'Struther Kannock at his ram shackle old desk. He struck outward and backward with his fist It broke a piece of leath . er out of hla frayed and time worn arm-chair. ..' ' "Everything's going to rack and ruin;" he continued as he noticed the rent his fist had made. He sat back in his chair and crabbed ly closed his eyes. A slight sputtering of the candle started him Into an up right position. "Of course! That' got to waste, too. The wick actually turns over and burns the side all down Into the socket!" , He snuffed the light with a savage nap of his fingers. It burned up bright er for a moment, and some sort of relevancy took his attention to the an tiquated fireplace near. "See there! Look at that waste. That woman'll ruin me!" He stepped to the chimney side and with his foot kicked ashes over the edges of the blazing logs. "Wood costs money. But, Lord! , Lit tle they care. That's what comes of feeding It dead brother's wife and brats!" -y , He turned back to his chair and, just ss hs was about to reseat himself;- he caught sight of his own shadow upon the walnscotted wall. It was high as the cracked celling and was swinging its giant arms wildly. He wheeled about to look at it. It seemed to confront him threateningly, "Shadows, shadows, shadows!" he growled. "More waste! Why shadows? Just the same everywhere. Shadows under trees, shadows behind buildings, shadows alongside grave-stones. Un necessary. All folderoL An waste!" He advanced to his own shadow on the wall and It gradually shrunk to his own stature. The he put his hard flat against the panning with a grinding motion. "That's It, now. Go. right at any thing mat threatens and it'll wilt Beat it . out. Grind it out Wipe it out If you don't, it'll wipe you out. That's Anstruther Kannock's way; and it's a mighty good way, too!" , Despite his blustering bravery, the man seemed to be environed with shad ows. They worried him. The tapping of some little branch against the pane brought him with a start to the win- . dOW. ' -s "wny ain't them blinds shutt" he querulously muttered. "Just like their pesky carelessness. I dont want any body looking in here, and they know it Confound them all! They'd be even glad to have pranks played on me here to-night the brats and that devilish schoolmaster would, anyhow!". , He stood at the window a moment and seemed to relapse into his former nuBeraDie reflections, .1 It was one of tnose eerie nights when It Is dark and clear by turns, and the wind leaps cross the face of nature la cutting, withering pulsations filling all the outer-world with Invisible forces and pres ences. i. - "Yes,! continued the man at the win dow in an ugly tone, "waste, waste, waste! Look at that cloud of leaves. Every one's got to go.; Thatfs waste. Grass Is all bent and matted. That's waste. Birds fussed, and fumed all summer building their nests. Dead now; and that's waste, too. If I'd made the earth and the things in it, there'd been no such dodrotted folderol!" ' He turned hla great eyes peeringly Into the night The roof of a gray old church loomed darkly above the writh ing branches of surrounding trees, and 'Struther Kannock's face darkened. ; "That: cost. ten thousand," he mut tered. "What aUflred nonsense and waste that is!" j'- ;,. , .7 ,-. At thai moment the scant moonlight revealed a little; huddle of white tomb stones like crouching' ghosts against the hills beyond the ehurch front, and one, taller than the rest seemed to fill the man at the window with hateful re sentment and bitterness, j He shook his fist menacingly 'toward it, railing horribly at It for a time while walking back and forth m the old li brary with a hard, impatient tread. "I'll lerel you yet too!" "he went on with passionate vehemence. "What's your miserable white face got to be ev erlastingly looking ' tin way for? You'd a starved bat for me. Your wife and brats would; a starved but fpr me. You wouldn't even had a head stone but for- me. -. Anson Kannock. you're dead and dust ten year! Stay there, you fool. Keep away from me. Lie quiet now! or I'll Til Who says I ain't done right by yout Who says I ain't done Ught iy them? Who says '"J ' The door to the library opened. Its Inmate creamed out as though his brother's ghost had stalked from the graveyard to answer his self-justifying questions. But the one at' the door was only dead Anson Kannock' widow, stooped, apologetic bumble, patiently ready for complaint or curse, and timidly bearing a few letters In her hand to the master of Kannock Manse. The pale, bent little woman looked at 'Struther Kannock In fear and trepida tion. v He took the letters, glared at their bearer as If to fathom ber thoughts and said, with a pretence of rough joc ularity: "Susan, I was Just practicing my part. In case any of those young scala wags come around here with their Hal loween doings to-night I've made up my mind to have no more of 'em; not any, mind!" "Yes, brother Anstruther." "I'll lame some of 'em for life; for life, mind. No pranks to-night, now. And If that boy and young woman of yours are up to anything, you better get 'em to bed early. Are they up to anything, now, Susan T" ' He turned on her with the question so suddenly and savagely that the wo man retreated in fright faltering only, "Yes, brother Anstruther." "And yes, brother Anstruther, what?" he returned, glaring and snap ping like an animal at the helpless wo man before him. , "Only only some little Innocent amusement, I'm sure, brother Anstru ther. But I'll stop it sir. Oh, I will stop it sir, if It annoys you; Indeed I will!" She pleaded so, In ber tones, her man ner, her very cowardly and worn-out helplessness, for some responsive man hood and compassion In the remorse less Image of man before her, that her very pleading angered him. He railed at her, at her children, at her dead husband who lay in the wind swept graveyard beyond the manse walls, at countless things he had railed at over her cowering body and spirit without ceasing before, until livid with passion and rage; and then, Instantly changing his manner,' snapped at ber like some vicious animal: "Get out!" Scarcely before the door had quickly and softly closed, be snapped out again: "Come back here!" The door now only partially opened and the voice behind it in which was mingled the tremulousness of tears, submissively asked: ' "Well, brother Anstruther?" "Who brought these letters?" "Mr. Penruth, sir." "Oh, of course, Mr. Penruth! That fellow haunts this house like a specter! Sparking Edith, I s'pose? Now, what's up to-night? Out with it or you'll re gret ft, Susan Kannock!" "Yes, yes, yes, brother Anstruther;" she faltered, half beside herself with fear. "The young folks thought you wouldn't mind if they used the kltohen it's the largest room in Mlllvale and they'll surely bring all the apples and nutto and such things themselves; and we'll be very sparing of the wood and lights!" . "Who's-who's doings Is this, wo man?" .. "Oh, sir, it's, mine and Edith's and Herbert's and And Mr. Penruth's " ' "That scoundrel! And you beggars dare do this in Kannock Manse, with out my permission?" Here 'Struther Kannock's voice merged into something like a howl of rage, rose into ft gurgling shriek and died away into a gasp of Impotent con demnation and detestation. "I'll see about this. I'll see about this!" he growled. "See here, now. You keep that cur of a schoolmaster in the house half an hour or so. I may want to look him over a minute. Un derstand?" "Oh, yes sir." "Then get out!" ' 'Struther Kannock tossed the letters upon his desk and paced his room, con- sumd with passion and anger. ) But there was a certain cowardice and Impotence in his rage which ren dered its expression puerile as It was brutal and Inhuman. Something re strained it, held it just within, the bounds of actual objective outbreak, curbed it from its own natural, trage dies and their puniBhment; and so these storms were driven more wildly and mercilessly through his own unpltylng heart '. . ,'.,': Whenjthls storm, had died away he plunged into the arm chair and betook himself to the letters before him. He cunningly examined each superscript tlon postmark and envelope and bat anced each letter in his hands, as though they were scales, before he opened it . y ',,'.; ;) v--,- "Umph! Check for this fellow's last quarter's rent. Month behind. He'd better look lively. Umphl , This one can't meet-his mortgage. Oh, ; no, of course he can't Prays for. a little time. Oh, yes, he'll get a little time. 'Struth er Kannock gets that place. Umph! Bah! Can't 'Struther 'J Kannock help the Mlllvale charity fund? Hard win ter coming on many , mouths to, feed. Not much !" . ; . v- ;-'V -:;;; '".";.. And thus, on and on, he told his own miserable story to his own miserable self; joyous in ruin, unmoved by pile. ous appeals, scorning all human suffer ing and hating all humankind. He gathered up the littered mass to place it in a pigeon hole of his desk. To do this he had partly raised himself to a standing posture and -was leaning forward. , Suddenly he sank back Into his chair with wildly staring eyes. There before him,' where 1 had pre-: vlously escaped notice, lay a letter plainly addressed to him In his dead brother's familiar band. - He rubbed his eyes fiercely, as If be could not believe them longer. 'He loosened the collar at his throat, as though the drafty room' were suffoca ting him. He mopped ms forehead with one hand and another and beat away the cold drops which had instant ly gathered there. : He bounded from mi cnair ana oacKea into nis snaaow against the wal', and, seeming, to re member its presence there, sprang from that subtle darkness as though it held reven reful llfd:- when. ; finally like a beast at bay, he wriggled to the middle of the room, peering and panting in quick succession towards Its every side. . . 1 'Anson Kannock here again! and on Halloween night? Ha said he'd curse me in Als gravei-if if-who dare say I haven't done right by 'em? Well, well! Ghosts, eh? Bah! Didn't I bury Mm? - Dldnt I put the stone over him? Only fools like Susan, would be frightened at ghosts or letters from a ghost!" He edged up to his desk craftily. With a quick lunge of his arm he brought bis fist down with a crash upon the letter, s i , "There, Mister Anson Kannock! That's what I'd do If you were in Its place. Bab! Who's afraid of a let ter?" , He still held bis fist upon It Glan cing covertly abtt the room, he clutched the missive and tremblingly tore tt open. Then he read these words: , Anstruther: You have been false to your trust My poor wife and her children are without mercy at your bands. You will meet me beside my grave, between it and our father's tomb, alongside the old footpath from the village, an hour before midnight If you fall to do this, every vestige of your wealth and your power to harm others shall pass before morning from your hands. ANSON KANNOCK. Never had 'Struther Kannock in all bis worthless life been so still and hushed as now. There Is no such bravery as the un conscious valor of Integrity; no such cowardice as that skulking behind hu man Injustice. 'Struther Kannock, pale and trembling before the accusa tive and threatening words penned by a dead and harmless hand, was now in finitely, a more abject creature than the weakest human he bad ever ground to nothingness and despair. The blow had shrunk and Withered him. It had swept his passion and rage from him. It had silenced his brawling tongue. As water vanishes in a deadly flame, so had his very vital ities been consumed within him. The wretch who but a moment before had found his keenest delight in scourging helplessness. In planning ruin for the upright and the good, now with a sick ening quiver of human dependency found himself reach a1 g out appeallng ly to the feeble strand of hope and pity binding him to the outraged ones about him. He burned the letter and its envel ope and rubbed the black and crinkly particles to powder between his hands. He staggered to the window and, peer IVORY 50AP 8L "IT FLOATS" IS MOT LOST THE PROCTER S GAMBLE CO Btm. - It is not An experiment but a Proved Success. Thous ands of housekeepers who at first thought they never could use any shortening but lard, now use COTTOLENE and couldn't be induced to change, simply because it is better, cheaper and Tha Prodteo REMOVAL NOTICE. THEOOCTOftS OF RATIONAL MEDICINE (Chartered and Incorporated by Special Act of Legislature, June 10, 1804,) ":..', - will upox Thursday, Nov. 1st, 1894, . , KEMOVB TO NO. 928 CHAPEL STREET, And for THIRTY DAYS WILL GIVE FREE TREATMENT to all who apply. The Doctors of this Society enjoy a most enviable reputation, having been pioneers in the investigation and study of the GERM THEORY OF DISEASE ; and have established the fact that nearly all diseases are of GERM ORIGIN. Thus we have Badillus Amylobactas of Rheumatism, the Amoeba Protozoa of Catarrh, the Saroina Ventriouli Of Djrspepsia, the Baoillus Tuberculosis of Con sumption, and other Bacteria, ViHrionua . and Bacilli. THE ONLY KNOWN REMEDIES whioh will cure these diseases are the GERMICIDAL MEDICINES used by these Dootors. They are the result of more than a quarter of a century of patient investigation, each, having a' distinct, definite ohemloal composition, and specific action ; they cure disease by 'Annihilating the Germ, Neutralizing Its toxines, and raising the standard of vital force. This faot can be absolutely proved and demonstrated TO. YOU,:' just as it ha; been proved to thousands of lnlr and mfferintr who tried tbe old methods for vears in vain, and then nAMH TO THESE DOCTORS AND WERE CURED. The Dootors will be in dally at tendance, making a careful examination in each case presented. They treat every form and- type of CHRONIC DISEASE. " If you are inourable they will honestly tell you so, but if they take your case for treatment, promising a cure, DEPEND UPON IT YOU WILL GET WELL. ? In their practice there is no guess work, experiments or mistakes. . The proper mediolnes to meet each individual case are given, and with the first dose taken the cure begins. . , i IS SPECIAL NOTICE. All who Deo. 2d will receive consultation, advice, services and surgical treatment abso lutely free until cured. Young or middle aged men suffering from Specific or Special Nervous nisflnses find IMMEDIATE RELIEF and PERMANENT CURB ftnW th. RATIONAL system discovered, formulated and employed by these Dootors. - Hours j 10 a. m. until - Offices ; Rooms 9 and 025 eod 9 ing Into the dark toward the silent graves hoarsely whispered: "Anson ?--Anson? Don't don't come here. Don't! I got the letter. I'll I'll be there at the time you say!" Then be made bis way haltingly to the library door, opened rt and listened long and anxiously as If for approach ing footsteps, v "Susan? Susan Kannock T" he called faintly and apologetically. The woman was beside blm In a mo ment, leading him timorously back to his old arm chair. "Mercy I Brother '.Anstruther, are you 111? Has anything happened?" she begged tn frightened tonea "Eh? Happened? Oh, no, no, no. Nothing happened; nothing happened, (Continued on Seventh Page.) Where Science ends and Com mon Sense should rule. Persons of sedentary habits are liable to indigestion or dyspepsia. These, in turn, will bring- on nervous 'disorders, kidney complaints, constipation, etc This is es pecially the case with merchants, students and scientists. They will give you the exact dimen sions of Jupiter, the distance from Saturn to the sun, to afoot, but they cannot or will not tell themselves what will cure this train of disorders. 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