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NEWHAVEN MORNING JOURNAL ANDCOUBIER SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10 1894.
TALES OF TEN TRAVELERS. The DentriUe Awakening. T IDOAB lo WOllUW. 'Oopyrlrtat, 194.. Anrlahtsroterved.1 ' The early winter Winds wera wM. tllnf wildly acros th gry New Eng land bill! and beating plaintive threno de! through tb,e ancient elms and ma ples which swayed and lashed above the streets and home of quaint old Dentvllle,. huddling aleeplly and com fortably beneath. f . ;! All this day and all the day and night before, with the bitter blast bad come the itlnglng aleet It had sleeted the Walls of stone winding along the blgh ways and lanes and between the tiny farms, until they Shone like polished marble. , It had pointed the stubble In the fields until It stood like myriad barbs of steel" It had armored the out lying shocks of corn until they paled and flashed like ghostly sentinels at - their posts, and had mantled the peaked stacks beside the farmsteads along the hillsides until they seemed like gtganUo cowls of huddled monks at prayer. ' From end to end of Dentvllle its broad-roofed homes lay , silvered, Ice bound and clutched as In a remorseless Iron band; and as with lithe and cruel rods of steel the fierce swirls of broken Ice prisms, cones and circlets swept from the tossing limbs above, had scourged the village folic from strag gling streets to homes. . If the dominating spirits of such ele mental hours have consciousness, ss the day wore on they could not but have noticed that the storm's power seemed to have greatest force and fury at four separate points within and about the. little village. One of these was where a mass of stately larches threateningly twisted around and over a great stone mansion. at the highest and most exposed .por- where a bard-faced old man stood at the broad windows of his ample home, looking with unrelenting and almost triumphant face Into the deserted street below.11 -. Another was where great elms, in a protecting hollow square, came between the village church, and entirely around, the pretty village parsonage. The f tmtiift& wa mat tftlr n. ItMilftlfmm fhA street, and was reached from the road- way through rows of box and lilac ' where. In summer, birds must have come and built and sung: and at the dainty lattloed window of this parson' age a man's sad and thoughtful face was pressed. In mute seeming that its possessor's heart was troubled for the . I a - 6tUl another, was just at the village edge, Jn -the middle-of stony field: a 'long, low, rarcbiing structure, cheerless as the storm-swept, out-jutting rocks around it; comfortless as the ghostly hills which made Its-pitiless horizon; llghtless as the shuddering night which 'was closing in upon It; more hopeless to Its Inmates than Icy storms, granite rocks or even death; for here was one of those sublimate antitypes, of New Eng land Christian charity, the village poor-house;, the very starveling trees around it beating its icy shingles as if in bitter taunt and menace at the half starved wretches beneath. , And well It Was for the peace of Dentvllle that what faces, if any, peered from these rattling windows, were safely hidden by distance from village eyes below. The last, waa where a half dozen gi gantK silver poplars .whipped, and moened . above the village tavern. Though It stood -in a little hollow, over aga!nst the village post-onlce and gen eral store; though it was surrounded and protected by rising grouni on the one side and fine old out findings on the other; though the elms and the ma ples opposite should have broken the force of , the blast, and this place of all places in Dentvllle ben qu' itand huah- ful in, the fiercest of storms, it seemed that the elements now combined in most furious pranks and antics about Its ancient sign swung wildly and groaned , dismally.. Its great chimneys gave out hoarse murmurings. Its di- . rtinutive windows rattled and trembled as though every succeeding blast would beat them. in. Its tiny shutters, were' torn from their fastenings; The pop- lars above It seemed, writhing ... and bending 'as If about to crash through 'Its warped and silvered roof. And a&jlf In' keeping with the intensi- . ty of the elemental struggles around and above tails old Red' Lion Inn of Dentvme, tne most pitiful and desper ate face -that had ever been seen In the village woman's face from which the last gleam of hope had been effaced as though W this very storm-was now and then pressed -against Its Icy win' dowpes.-''?;'3,.;is:: S.V.-iV If) too, such relentless forces of na ture coold be conscious and all-obser-' rant; It would have been noticed that at least three of the wild storm-centers lit Dentvllle had their corresponding surgrags of troublous human emotions ' housed beneath them. - Mors, unaccountable still, the three faces at the three separate windows, that of ithe chief mansion of the village, .. the .village parsonage and the village Inn, were all looking with deep-Intent-ness at the same object in the now dimly righted village : post-office win dow. ' J . This abject was a miserable placard In dingy black and white, telling the pnlful old legend upon which counties . ambitions and hopes had. before been broken, how certain Grand Star Com bination appealing to the cultured ap- - preciatton of Dentvllle, bfed, after ' re peated urgent requests, turned aside from Its victorious route' through the Chief cities of the country to present,ln' Dentvllle pall,, for three nights only, its matchless renditions of Shakespearean Ponsonby Addlngtoa", tt proclaimed In' Its hughes and - most mottled ' Mock type letters, before whom even kings and emperors had bowed te fervor of Mstronlc admiration, had consented to appear in the lending roles.. The Queen t the tragic state, JLetKi AdJlngton, 1 ftn ici-il tq tfwta ESsJwaw peare's marvelous heroines; and these renowned stars would have the able support of the highest talent procura ble In the dramatlo centers of the east The costumes were heralded as bril liant and gorgeous; - the orchestral scores would be charmingly rendered; to add to the unrivaled effectiveness of these ever-memorable performances there would be an impressive array of knights, courtiers, guards, men-at- arms, pages and attendants; and not withstanding the extraordinary ex pense of this mastodonlo aggregation of talent, prices bad been reduced to suit the times and admission wouldionly be Adults, 26 cents; children, 10 cents; chil dren In arms, free. The unrelenting and almost trium phant face at the window of the jhlef mansion of the village was that of old 'Squire Gabriel Dent; for half a century the dominant spirit of the hamlet that bore his name; a man of iron will, stern as the granite hills above him and as Inflexible In the principles of his puri tanic creed as the Immutable tenets of the hard Mosalb law. Within the same room sat "Aunt Mar tha," his wife; tender as her husband was unyielding and grim; borne down by some great grief and affliction; and with that timorous, appealing look In her face betokening the life of endless servility and abnegation she had led. Just Inside the doorway was a hat less, bullet-headed, withered being, whose voice of mingled smothered snuf fling and growls proceeded, when he spoke, from the huge folds of a woolen comforter, as through a ragged sieve. His beady eyes furtively followed the florid figures of the Ingrain carpet and his two cracked and horny hands rested on the knob of a savage club. This was "Old Gabe Dent's handy man," as he was called In the village, the Dentvllle constable, Reuben Screws. The latter had just entered the room and Aunt Martha had raised the corner of her apron to her eyes as if from long habit to check the gathering tears. " 'Tachment served, Rube 7" demand ed the old 'Squire roughly from bis man. "All sarved, slick and span;" was the muffled answer. "Has tavern-keeper Gibba got every thing locked up tight from that pack o' tramps?" ... "Everything's cleaned out often 'em; though't didn't 'pear t' me as how Glbbs jess liked it Said 'twus a pity t' be too taraal rough on 'em." . "Did, did he?" ' "That's about It, 'Squire." "When did he shut off their supplies, Ruber' "Last night, when they got back t' th' tavern, after th' show." "Not given 'em a mouthful since, Rube?" 'Nary Mte, save th' head un, who's down with sunth'n. Gin him some chicken broth t'day noon. 1 Wouldn't a done that, Gfbbs wouldn't, arter th' word you sent Mm, 'ceptin' he's afraid the head un's a goner." ' "Oh, father!" exclaimed Aunt Martha in tears behind her fluttering apron, "remember the words we've been a lis tenln' to, all along through these revi val meetin's, th' last four weeks. Don't be to hard on the poor creeturs. Oh, Gabriel, don't! Metvby, somewhere In the wide world, our Letty's In sorrow an tribulation, this very minute, borne down' to the earth with need an' want an' grief. Remember " - "Remember! Ain't I remembering? Bye for eye; tooth for. tooth!. That's Sorlptur', an' mighty ' good , Scriptur', too! Didn't them cursed 'play-actors steal our Letty from us? Didn't .them cursed play-actors . ruin our home? Didn't I swear the girl never should come back, and I'd red Dentvllle of the vermin forever? Martha, you best re member this town has had a great awakening!" V-r; . "A great awakenin;" wheezed Reu ben Screws. - ' "The sword and the spirit have de scended." "Has descended;" echoed the blinking constable. "Root and branch, the devil .'must be driven from among us!" ... "Root and branch!" snuffled-Reuben Screws. - . - "And as long as I run 'this town, it's got to he a1 religious town!" thundered the exalted 'Squire. "Religious town:" came the voice from the woolen comforter. "Oh. husband," sobbed Aunt Martha, 'Td rather have ithe touch? of poor Let ty's hand, dead or alive, than all the hard, cold things that can be twisted and turned in religion's holy name! What If that very woman you're helpln' starve at the tavern was our own Let ty? It's her name. Oh, it's our own Letty's name!" "Then I'd, drive her into the' storm, for an unrepentant child of Satan.. I'd " But his wife, with sobs and. .stifled screams had fled from the room aghast at the dire threats she knew were well lng from his Implacable and angry heart 1 . - "Rube, what's that?" The constable wriggled quickly to the old 'Squire's side, and the two gazed with something akin to fascinated as' tonlBhment at a tall, commanding fig. ure. well clad against the furious storm, that had moved slowly down the village street, entered the post-office, attached beneath the Grand Star Combination's poster a generous placard, and, return ing from his errand, had given a hasty glance at the tavern windows from which the white and hopeless face had Instantly disappeared. 1 - Three exclamations followed this -ap parently trifling incident ' "That woman-hearted parson's med dling. Rube!" was the impatient out burst in the window of the mansion. 'Oh, how Hke him is that noble fear lessness in duty! But it is too late! too late!" came from the Hps of; the white face in the "tavern, window. V :; "It is right?- said .the man in the street; "and whoever questions or cavils over it, has not the love of the merciful Christ in hist heart!" - " ' ' , : The little Incident had Its origin In the village parsonage, In its "cosy sitting room, dining-room, parlor and pastor's Study combined. " ' Here, before a , cheery blaze of maple knots; had sat all the stormy afternoon "Mafther Maiden," "A Martha with a Vary's saintly eyes," and mother true to all the sore hearts of Dentvllle village, with Ruth Harden, sweet ana loving aaugnter, now a wo man grown,- busied- at- their -needle; work: while' Philip Warden, sou, broth j er and village pastor, had sat dejected ly, beore bis desk, pacing the glowing room uneasily ai mother and Autfc now and then looked up.wijh kindly audlov toy smXea, or stood at the lt&4 dow of the Red Lion In the street be low. "What Is worrying tou.' Phlllpr at last affectionately Inquired s Mother Marden. "Two thlnn," be answered without turning from the window. "One Is the almost hopelessness of reaohlng and melting a few stony hearts here In Dent vllle." , , ' "But the revival meetings have won over a great many to tne church," broke in Ruth encouragingly. "Yes, many. But that has been the easiest task. The obdurate, puritanic stony, self-Justified souls within the church are. the most needing saving grace. "My! What do you mean, Philip?" begged Ruth with genuine concern. "I mean that I bave been preaching 'here for nearly twenty years straight at the hearts of old Gabe Dent and a few others like him; preaching the gospel of charity, mercy, tenderness, forgiveness, peace. They sit with closed eyes and sanctimoniously squared jaws and roar "Amen!" and are harder and crueler than ever. Why, do you know," he con tinued with a burst with almost pitiful discouragement "every clergyman In every civilised community on earth could gather the suffering and all but lost close within the folds of Infinite love and peace,' were it not for these very Impassable barriers of obdurate self-justification, disgusting cant dead ly uncharltableness and mercllous cruel ty, set like flint within the church It self, toward every unfortunate, suffer ing heart to which the divine Passion was alone directed!" . , The needles of Mother Marden and Ruth flew a little faster; but beyond sympathetic glances toward the man at the lattice, there was no response. "Think of the treatment those poor, miserable barn-stormers down at the tavern are receiving In Dentvllle this very moment!" he said with vigorous gestures of commiseration and condem nation, as though eloquently pleading their cause In his own pulpit "What are barn-stormers," brother Philip?" "Eh? Why broken down actors or reputable actors who, under the bitter stress of necessity go from one town- to another with all manner of pathetlo shifts and expedients, clutching like scourged beasts at something upon Which to live." ' Little ejaculations of, surprise and pity escaped the gentle woman's lips. "These miserable beings have tried to give entertainments at the town hall. The weather has whipped every one out of the streets, and, more sorrowful still, old Gabe Dent under the guise of. re ligious duty, has warned away from the hall every soul In the village his wealth or the fear of his hatred could Influence. Result: Not a half dozen present the first night and not more than half that number last -night' To-night in the bitr ter storm, what can the attendance be?" . "Dear, dear!" and "Poor souls!" mur mured mother and daughter sympathet ically. -. ... , .t . "Worse than all, at old Gabe, Dent's instigation as Glbbs leases the' tavern from him and Is always behind In his rent their ragamuffin belongings have been attached; they are without food, as. I learned at the postoffice this noon; the chief actor is broken down and tit; and all of the few members of the com pany are only half-clad and are certain ly halt-starved." ' t "What are they to. do?" asked Ruth with a dismal face; while Mother Mar den, who had laid he work aside, sat with half -closed eyes, soberly regarding their own blazing-fire. . "What are they to do, Ruth? If hu man or divine Interposition does not "IT FLOATS" 15 NOT LOST iwwtwi aMau oo- aim ,;' ''' You Will never need another dose of Dyspepsia Medicine after a meal, if your food is cooked with Cottolene, the new vegetable shortening, instead of lard. Cottolene aids-the digestive powers lard destroys them, which will you .choose? ,,The genuine Cottolene is identified i by this trade mark steer's head in ( cotton-plant wreath on' every paiL - Mads only by i The N. K. Fairbank Company, CHICAUO, as , PrefeM feehssge, K. Th, Hi Stsfe ' - . u ..." -. ' -.'. mm Ira IiM H 111 Nil Ian lit :.' ROOT'S yc QUAKER BREAD. Pronounced perfect by all the reqommenaeu oy ine meaicai r acuity, xypaae by the original process at - Root'sBakery, 859 Grand Avenue -Ask your grocer for' ROOT'S QUAKER BREAD ' i cri -.i j;t.-.eaiof. r ";; . ' succor tbem, they will an be turned In to the street to perish from hunger and storm. And thls-Ood forgive my un availing efforts hereW-is In a Christian ooromunlty, in ths nlnsteenth century and at ths very height of an awaken lng of Christian fervor and teal!" "Isn't the first name of the leading actress," began Mother Marden musing ly, and yet with a Hlght tremor In her voice, "the same ae-es "Yes, mother, yes; the same as bis daughter, around whom my very life was once wrapped. It was so long, long ago, that we may apeak plainly of these matters now;" returned Philip Marden with sudden solemnity. - Here mother and daughter exchanged furtive glances of tenderness and pity. "It would almost seem that this alone would touch the old "Squire's heart Why, I, who am not her blood and who so long ago forgave her for the seem ing cruelty of her leaving us all for the allurements of the stsge, have been deeply stirred by this mere coincidence of names." "Of course It could only be a coinci dence;" suggested Ruth comfortingly. "Why 'only be sister Ruth? Strang er things are dally happening around us than that this broken life. In very desperation of all other recourse, In its bitter extremity should steal back hers with some vague mpurse of affection, of heart hunger, of looking again, even In this wretched fashion. In the faces of those she onoe had loved, should some of them still be faces of stone." "Philip, have you felt that you bad any duty In this matter?" When Mother Marden said this, there was that glowing In her, fine, plain face which made It easy to know the noble strain through which had come this humble village pastor's Inflexible man hood and all-compassing human char ity. "Yes, Just thla But come here, and I will show you a part of It now;" he said quietly, as he seated himself at his desk. In front of him lay two huge pieces of cardboard. He traced upon these In wide and generous lines a few well chosen words, and signed them with his name. Then, turning to the two who were bent over him proudly, he knew, without speech, that what he had written echoed the wishes of their own gentle hearts. "If these can help them along their wretched way a little, well and good;1 he continued ashe turned to the cheery fire to more quickly dry the Ink. "If they do not, then" "Then," Interrupted Mother Marden calmly and Ruth Marden enthusiasti cally, following with their eyes Philip Marden's happy glance around their humble home, "we can help them some what here!" "Yes, yes, dears! Now for my great coat and hat!" ' The mother brought one, the sister the other, and with many encouraging pattlngs and caressings, they both brought him to the door and into the roaring storm, following his fine, manly figure as It labored slowry down the street, with kindling, loveful, misting eyes. He had scarcely time to have reen tered the parsonage from his errand with, the notices at the postoffice and church door, when Reuben Screws stood at the postoffice wlndow!betore the pas tor s placard, .bis weazened-face work. lng grimacingly as. he spelled out the lines and beat the words, for faithfully carrying back to his master, slowly and carefully into his hard old head. This is what he finally mastered: , NOTICE. Owing to the serious Inclemency of the weather, there will be no service at the church thla evening. (Continued on Sevehth Page.) IN THE T(1B. : ' ' 13 . , St, Bestss. i '..i' - J :. 4 ? V3 speoplel 5 Endorsed and highly Sea lltafl BEEE SJS1BSBBBSSSBBSS FSBtBBS - CHAMBER SUITES Arrived last week. Watch our Chapel Street Win dow for Special Bargains dally. Our Fall line of Carpets Is far ahead of anything ever before exhibited in the city. Prices so low they will surprise you. Parlor Suites, Easy Chairs, Couches our own manufacture; come and see them. Choice lines of Rugs, Mats, Shades, Lace Cur tains, Draperies, Paper Hangings, etc. - largest and Leading Low Priced Housefurnlshlng Store In the city. , H. B. ARMSTRONG & CO, 68-97 Orange Street and 780 Chapel Street. MONARCH Your choice of Rims and Tires Call and See : Them. .: Boskiirtiam Clark I Jackson State -' V ; THIS IS it OPPORTUNITY! Lack of Shelf Room in our Children's De partment Forces Four Hundred Pairs Of,. FINE WINTER SHOES into the Sale Boxes. Trench Calf Skin, Tampico Straight Goat and Kangaroo Foxed Button Boots, many hand-sewed, worth $1.75, $2.00 and $2.50, for One Dollar and Fifty Cents. They are bargains. Widths A, B, C, D. Sizes 6 to 10 1-2. - - , , .... , : ' The New Haven Shoe Company, , ..... . i-.r 842-846 Chapel Street, New Haven. Conn. CHRYSANTHEMUMS, PLANTS AND FLOWERS, ELEGANT AND , CHEAP. Pi A; L M S Jardiniers, Flower Stands, Florists' Supplies. PRANK S. PIATT, 374 AND 376 STATE STREET. y. w HEAT . YOUR 001781; n eJ or,! BICYCLES. Highest Grade. Weighs 25 Pounds, Agents 294 298 298 State street 4 ;: : WTTH XHS OBLBBBAIBD . ' Ilohony Boiler. ' Steam or Hot Water, Direct or Indlreot Radiation, . Af.80 HOT AIR FURNACES. ! j Drlvott Wella apepialty. Bnglnwp' Snppues. Flrat-olaatwork suaranteed. . t'aotorr work .solt- f cited. PertoOal attention given to moderniztog defecttre plmnbtngs.- u -fi-; v S - flrTRAtTAK feOROAltK;; $ j I Steam Iltten an&Flninben. ; j' IMeDhone itifd, t,2Snd 2878tatStrt WD PLACE) ON SALE r Moiiay Momiig, M 5ti, . viv XJ VV 11 ' I II ) THE) POLLOWINO ,;,J Extraordinary Bargains. Spool Silk. 100 doien excellent pool Black 811k. worth Bo each, on center counter at 20o per dozen ipools. Aprons 15c. Made of fine Lawn, with new styl4 wide ruffled bottom, and edeed with lace, on center bargain tablea at 15c. aiso Aprons of same atyle, ruffled flounces, lace edge and braid trimmed, at 25c. Children's DressesSc. 7 Handsome Dresses of pretty Plan nellettes. wide ruffles and braid, trim. med, ages 1 to 4, at 75c. Also nice line at both lower and higher prices. Fans 29c. Handsome Feather Fans, decorated sticks, In all the evening shades. 29a. Jackson Corset Waists. We bave secured the sale for thej celebrated Jackson Ladles' Corset Waists, a combination Corset . and Waist, that is the most healthful, fits beautifully, supports the back and gives beauty to the form. Monty, ten turned. Men's Shirts 29c. Made of good quality Flannelette, fl 38c quality, at 29c. , , Boys' Waists 19c. These Waists are made of heavy Cotton Cheviot, pleated front and back, and nickel buttons, our regulaa 25c Waist, for this week 19c Men's Underwear. Shirts and Drawers of heavy ribbed yarn, fleece lined and worth 60c, on center bargain table at 25c. SPLENDID VALUES IN LADIES EQUESTRIAN TIGHTS AND UNION! SUITS. CLOAKS. Special sales this week of Ladies' Coats at $4.98, 16.98, $9.98, 112.50 fa $29.50. Ladies' Double Cloth Capes at J3.98. $5.50, $6.98, $9.50, $12.98 to $20.00. Plush and all kinds Fur Capes $9.51 to $50.00. Children's and Infants' Cloaks, 98a to $15.00. New Novelties in all departments. WM. FRANK & CO., 781-783 Chapel street. HANG IT Over yourjamp or gas jets, and the heat that shrivels the ceiling will be deflected and warm a room 15x17 feet, without affecting the light or causing odor or dirt! It costs $1.00. 1 It's little, but 0 my! Hang it, don't be preju diced. Our fine Furniture and Car pet Exhibition is at its height. Lowest cost, Cash or Easy Payments. P. J. KELLY & CO, Grand Ave., Church St, lie best for Driveways. Cellar and Shop Boors, Copings, and all kinds of Artificial Stone Work, Estimates furnished by The Manufacturers, 0. D. ROBIEM & CO., mySOtf 448 STATE 8TRKBT. STORAGE. c SmLET BROS. & CO., 171 to 175 Brewery Street. liages and general merchandise. .j v Aooess at all reasonable times, a matt constantly in attendance. Padded vans and experienced movers. Packing, boxing and shiDDlni promptly attended to at low rates, - Telcphons at all hoars, day or rIV COMPRESSED AIR,. ,; Carpet ; Cleaning Works , v WIUiUM jr. KKAFP TO4 J fb6 Court 8t., New Haven, Ct, Work done at abort aotke. 4 addttf