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yy ty1 "Xrmtr " T" f1P'"-'TW" THE OHIOAOO HS-A-GLiB. c39s AN EASTER PATRIOT. Meter kilch mc Krnwlln' 'limit millinery Mil; I llkin ter pp. nt Kiiftcr, I tie dear wife put mi frill: Like ter xeo lier flln nf lier dear ole self In style, t'rr nlie' Hwri'trr In n intntitc llinti the ntliei In ii tulle! Nutliln' In the country's too k1 for her, mi' I lime sd It ilmvn In lievir p.wi Hie Ki'ter lltlllllllH liy V.t I luilf Miiet lie unlit 'era; cf she only lil ii I ii Hint xlie Wont niiiiietliln' In the v.lnilcix, they ain't hltf cikhikIi fer me! Jest liny the Mure nut fiT her, for It 'llv em up er life .. , Ter know tlilx tiling enlleil "money I n lileHNln' ter yer wife, ... An' when i:uti-r helln nlr rlujln an' tho wiirl'H mi dress pnrnile Tcr know thnr nln't u woninn tlint kin throw her In the slinik-l It don't tnke miieli ter dress her, hfit It's it ter he the heat That'll In the fiinhlon pnnem, whnr thu putty mien nlr drrsseii; . Love ter nee her IWIn' of her denr ole self In style, , ., ,, I'er she's sweeter In n minute (linn the rest nlr In n mile! Atlnutn Cninitltntloii. r FLOOD of hhihIiIiic win poittlnt; A over the snowy iiuitilli-H of the a liuttcK. It fell on tho emu on nud the river itml on llio Iodk. nil lmwn btillillnM of tin: Town Tulk mine. An luvltluji oilor of coffee itml frjItiK Imwiii camt frtmi the windows of the liimriliiiK house nml Menileil pleiisaiitly wllh the J'reifh spring nlr. Down this trull fileil n lompnny of men; it wan Hie iilulit shift coniitii; lioine. Tlielr hwIiikIiik dinner p:ilU Knocked tho dew from the inuMunl ns they walked, niul lett It rncklm; behind them, a Bold en Ken of Mount. Komewliat nimrt from the other limp ed thu little bent llKiire of old Moscly. Ill due, frtHteiiwl on the path beforo him, never wandered. Olio hand wan thrift within Mi dark Ihinncl shlit; tho other swung I'tupty by bin chic. The men crowd n footbridge to the bonnllnit liotmo and fell- Into line for the towel and' Miap, but Moely look u by path to n cabin hacked up iwibist the hill, lie closed the door behind him mid, turnhiK away from the one window, cau tiously drew xometliitiK from wllhlu his slilrt, looked nt It n moment and slipped It nalu Into pliuc. Then hu began pie paring bU bteakfust. All was animation nt the boarding bouse. 1'IUs of steaming torn bteml, platters of doughnuts and fried potatoes wcio rapidly vnirMilng. Only now and then was (hero n lull of voices. Hen Turner, a big fellow near the head of the table, bloke olio of these silences with thu announcement:. "Old Moxely's goln' over to hear the circuit prc.telier to morrow at the Uevlde." iiic men sinrou. -mint: someone oklsert lifwl'iloutly. "It's tl might enough,'.' Turner nn swereil. "I lieerd him link thu boss my self. Queer, the way he limps around after tho superintendent," he chuckled; "ain't It. though V "Should tliitik MnselyM be nfrnld. of the contribution box," miihpoiic sug gested. "They might nsk him for u Blekel. How's be going to cut there. nnyhowV" he continued. "It's a food ways to the summit." "I'm thlukln' o 'rcntlu out tho Bray mule," Turner Bravely answered. The others laughed. "Try It!" they anted. Half an hour inter two men went up tho by-path to the cabin. Open doors aro a plpdgc- of comradeship In tho mountains. Moscly closed his behind him lis a snail does, and the men resent ed It. They rapped upon It vigorously. There was n shuttling noise inside, then a halting footstep and Moscly peeled out. ."Ilenr you'ru goln' up to the Enstcr meet In' nt thu Uovlde," beganjl'iirncr. The old man looked at him suspicious ly. Ifu was unused to iuteiest in him self of any kind. "Yes," ho hesitatingly replied. "Hide, 1 suppose';" queried Turner. "It's a good six mllo. to tho summit." Tlmie was no answer, mid ho continued: "Theie's my gray mule. He knows ev ery Inch of trail on the mountain, nud ns jiin're a bit lame, 1 thought maybo you'd Itkn him." Moscly looked dazed, ns though he scarcely understood. Ho mechanically klipped one hand Into his shlit and nerv ously fumbled something. "Walkln' M bo uphill work," tho man went on; "the mill's pretty slushy yet from tho snow, but tho mulo'll get you there nil right.!' Mopy's hniul hnd stopped fumbling ami he opened tils door wide. His lips mined, but ho did not speak for u mo ment. "U's It's mnru'n I expected," ho said nt list. "Thitiik you." Turner shrugged his shoulders "Don't mention It," bo magnanimously leplled. "Tho beast 'h yours, and about the prlco " .Ho cycij tho man befoio him with keen enjoyment. "1 guess a dollar'd be about right 7" Mosoly's face twitched. He shifted restlessly from one foot to tho other and moistened his lips, "I reckon," ho began slowly. "I reek on, If It's just tho same to you, I'll Willi.'." The Town Talk worked nn eight-hour shift, nud at 10:110 tho men began climb ing thu trail. Singly or In twos mid threes they went, their lanterns gleam ing like low-hung Mar against tho dark hill. Following closely on their heels limped Moscly, lit never carried a light. Why should ho when ho could see by some olio's else?. At tho mouth of the upper tunnel ho paused to reguln his breath, Tho dim outline of tho summit wus just visible in tho night. "Sl; mllos," ho unconsciously repeat ed; "but hero'll ho slngin' at tho Dc- vide, and I ain't hoard any since " Ho lighted his en mi I o nud disappeared Into tho drift. The hours wore on. Tho hands of Mosely's watch pointed to (I; at Os.'IO tho tunnel would bo clouted for firing. He finished his drill nud viewed with Infi nite satisfaction tho slim hole directly under tho main ledge; then ho begau to load, three slicks of powder to a blast. Ah ho tltted tho fuso into tho cap someone passed him. It wiih r'arrlsh, tho superintendent. Ho seldom visited tho night shift, nud Mo.sely lookod utter him tor a moment, wondering, t hen for got nil about him in Ills tusk. Ho care fully crimped down tho edges of tho cap with his pocket knife, placed It hi posi tion and tamped tho earth about it. As tho stope wus tho last ouo In the drift hu tut some live feet of fuse to ullow ' himself plenty of time. ' lust Iheu the signal wns given to fire, MiiM'ly answered, Ho touched a mutch to I lie freshly cut tnpo and clambered over tho Ioobo rocks toward the cu&Jlo hui'iilu In tho track below, giusped It nml hastened toward tho mouth of the tunnel, " ,At the first curve he paused to give a hurried glance behind him. A faint mov ing speck ot light was Just visible at S An Easter Story 5 wEbBI fin Si VlmSm rll f f III ' iwB Wm9MmmKM.''W miml BSmSIKSUillfBmM vx wKmjsaemSR.. -- ?zs&zfz-jmji v, "' Ofe.-.r.- 'JmsSS0 ' CASTE! tho extreme end of tho drift. It wns approaching. "Karrlsh!" erled the mnn. "My Godt" Kur a second his brain reeled, but there wns no time to lose. Tho fuse wns burning two feet to the minute at least half its length must have nliendy been consumed. At the end of the tunnel there wni safety and fresh air through thu raise. Could ho make the superin tendent uiulerstnndV Ho forgot tho sur plus powder ho was carrying forgot ev erything but the life that was in danger. He knew what the ransom would be. but what did It matter? "Karrlsh!" he shouted with nil his strength, "go back! Go back!" The light In the distance paused. "HeMo!" n faint voice nuswcicd. Moscly, pressing townrd It, caught his foot In the trnck nud lurched forward, exllncnlsliliyi us ep.L'dlc n he fell. He vr.-.a t;, end on again, groping stum bling shouting. The drift seemed tilled with fnecs; they were nil tho same, and tho eyci w.ere gray llku Farrlsh's. In the stope above gleamed n tiny nngry spnrk. Ho was almost under It now, but hN strength was neaily spent. He gathered his forces for ono last ef fort, and u long, walling cry of warn ing echoed throifgh tho drift. Then there wns n blinding flush of light n sound like the rushing of a mighty wind, nud without thu hills re-echoed to the boom. "Mary," said Dr. Fuller, ns he put down his coffoo cup and' looked across tho tnblo at his daughter, "that don't sound exactly like n blast; there's too much of It." He roso and went to tho door. A thick cloud of smoko was Issuing from n fold Ut the hills. The doctor eyed It noxiously. Just then a boy enmo round thu comer from tho bnin. ".Terry," ho called to htm. "You'd bet ter harness Mascot. There's something tho mutter nt tho Town Talk." Tho gill wns already at work In tho little olllce. and splints nud bandages wero crowding thu instruments In the long black case. Her faeo wns as whlto ns tho rolls of cotton; her lips weto compressed, but when tho enrt was brought sho wns the first to spring Into it. "Why. Mary," remonstrated the doc tor. "I couldn't think or taking your Hhc looked at him pitooutdy. "It may bo John Fnrrlsh," bho said, nnd her father understood. (! roups of men wero talking excitedly In tho street; n few wero nliendy hurry bur along the crosstrall to tho mine, but toning up their coats ns they run. Far down tho canyon could lie heard tho rapidly approaching hoof heats of a horse. Then tho mounted figure of u mnn appeared toiiudliig tho outer bend of tho road nud vanished again, to re appear ut tho next turn. It was n mes senger from the Town Talk. Ho reach ed them nt Inst, mid Mary clasped her hands tightly together and leaned cue- etly forward. "WellY" asked tho doctor.' Tho man pulled his cap nwkwardly. "Fnrrlsh mid some of tho men are miss lug." ho said, and wns goncngnln. The doctor laid his whip across Mns cot's thinks, then stole n, sideways dunce at tho silent, upright littlo figure beside, him. Ho lenchcd over and drow tho roho about her In a caressing way and patted the clasped bauds, but neither of them spoke. The smoko had lifted nnd hung, llko tho pillar of cloud, abovo the ravine. The early sunlight tinged Its outer edges In' opalescent glory. At tho mine nil wiih excitement, A child met them ut tho bridge that crossed thu river to tho buildings. "There's only ono mnn hurt !" ho shout ed triumphantly. "There's only one there's only one!" Hut neither of tlmso in the curt dared nsk him which, Tho rows of cabins that fringed tho bank above the boarding houso wero empty, for the men hnd gathered outside of the otllee. They silently mndo way for the doctor and his daughter to pass among them. Figures weru moving with lu the darkened viiiom; n bed had been hastily constructed, mid a glad cry roso to Mary's lips, for It was not John who lay upon it, but tho shattered form of old Mosely. ' Tho arm that had held tho powder sticks bad been picked up seeral feet nway, but the remaining hand convul sively clutched a boiled buckskin wullet within his limine! shirt ; it had been so when they found him. Ho opened his eyes as tho doctor beut over him and his lips moved. "It's two dollars short," ho gasped, "and now I can't niako It siiuure." . A spasm of pain wrung him for u mo ment ami lie lay panting. When ho re opened his eyes recognition had gone .from them. Hu struggled to rUe, "Htniiu iniciv mi ui you; no crieu fiercely. "It wasn't Jim Fnrrlsh that stole the money; it was me! Oh, God, It was mo!" Ho fell writhing ou tho pillows again. "I meuut to make It right with the boy," he whispered, "and now" The superintendent was kneeling be side blm. "You're more tuau mad It mfmtmmsr tf, .& a!ijid rgxm. -v&-r& i "- rlghr, my friend," ho said huskily; but Moscly shook his head. "Two dollars," ho slowly repented, "two dollars short." He lay still for a long time after that. Now and then the hand that clasped his tlenstile would twitch spasmodically, but that was all. Gindually tho groups nbout the odlco dispersed. The men took their accus tomed places at tho boarding house table mid tho old routine went on. The i! o'clock shift had filed up tho trail to the tunnel before Moscly spoke again. " There II bo slngin at tho Devhle, ho said, feebly, "and ain't It time to KoV Nobody replied. Ho roused himself nud looked Into the fn'.'cs of Mnry nud the doctor ntul Furrlsh. "They wouldn't turn mo out If they J knew I'd most puid would they?" he ple.idingly nsked. "No." gently answered Fnulsli, "they wouldn't turn you out." Moxcly g.ivo n great sigh. "It s so far to the summit," lie said wearily, "ami I want to hear em sing." Then Mary came to the bedside. There wns nu Kaster song that she knew. It wiih not nu mithem, but n simple mes sngo of joy mid hope mid life, nnd the mnn understood. As tho hist clear note died nway ho leaned eagerly forward as though listen ing for something more. Suddenly a grent gladness tilled his eyes; his face seemed transformed beautiful. "It's square!" ho cried triumphantly; "Jim Farrlsli told mo so." j There's n gravo abovo the Town Talk mine where Mary, the superintendent's wife, takes Mowers mid wnke-robln at Eastertide. Tho sleeper there faces tho cast, and tho buttcs, mid the rising sun. A great gray bowlder stands guard at his head, and nu It soino ouo lias roughly carved: "Ho has paid tho debt nnd Is free." Helen K. Wright in San Francisco Chronicle. Tho Raster Tabic Willmiit t'luouniuliit,' ii prtictlco of (.TciiliT effort for tlic prcpiu'iitlou nml Konh'o of homo mi'iilx on Bmuliiys, somo little forctlimiKlit will inuke jiohmIIiIc ii few Innovations In thu tlccorntlon of the illnliik tulilu mi Ktmtluy lu kcopini; with tin' KiiNtvr si'iimiii. (iri'en nml wliito Ik the iihiiiiI color scIil'iuu of decoration for tho dinner ta bic. If poHxIble, lot tint llowern ho n hiineh of white lilies In it cut kIiihs howl. I.llk'H of the valley, too, tuny hu effec tively used lu thu venter. Kkrx mo wont to hu used on this dny. For tho bicnkfiiHt decorutlou use ii blm pie Jnrdlnleie of ferns. A bunch of violets nt ench plnte Is a pleuslim remembrance, If expeuso need not ho considered. Brooklyn Citizen. Ijiick In Now Easier Clothes. It Is considered unlucky to omit wenr InK new elothlui; on Knster il.iy. This superstition seems to ho about the only ouu connected with tho season which Is Kenernlly observed lu Ametlen; but there Is n stronK suspicion that tho milliners, dressmakers nml haberdashers aro band, ed together to keep nlive this custom, much to their own profit. IV 'I rtLttoKMt, HENRY E. BRANDT, Paints and Wall Paper, 446 A 448 Lincoln Avnu. rintlngr, P&perh.nfrlngjr and DoMtmt.tnw LUTHIR LOOMIt WILLIAM LOOMIt JAS. A. HOOAN President Vice Prealdant Cn'l Mgr. artel Sea'y ILLINOIS STONE CO.. Dimension and Hubble Stone QUARRIES AT LBITONT. Main Office, cor. 22d and Lumber Sti. TCLtrkoflB C.HAI tJ4. YarelNa. I. Yam He. a. aad Lumber St.. CHICAGO EMii It., 1 M. left. Ihlilu Tl. Canal IN. TM. Manraa Ml. WM. LORIMBR. Prat, an Treat. WM. J. MURPHY, Sea. J. J. McKBNNA, VkePree. Murphy & Lorimer Brick Company 639 Rookery Building, Yards Archer and California Avea. Telephone Office, Harrison 933. BERTGft CEMENT PAVING "1?7 LA SALLE ST. UHlCRGO- TELEPHONE 40S. J. DUFFY. JOSEPH J. 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