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"T&laaof Ten Tr By EDGARL [' oyytighi, ls'il, by /. tl For a timet at lsait, our Ten Traveler* wot to be separated. Ttie pleaiaat apartment in our ancient Inn, in which we had met each week in the year in genial reunion, was again, ai it hail beon for centuries before, to know new ind evor shifting occupants, and be pat to rights daily for strange faces and always needle** guetts. Wo had come together for our lust meeting. Those who had severally been narrators and those who had ai often comprised their sympathetic audiences, were to part cotnpanv and be scattered in their various callings upon their A 'PI si.?!.<.? ??,? uiuaruiK vtayu * no i cuobt></>? ?>>u dear old spot wai finally to bo deserted, sobered and Maddened nearly every face of our company as it came together there, "Well, this is far from being a uerry occasion," tho Gypsy Traveler at last remarked with some timidity. "For out and out good cheer, I'd much prefer to be among my dark eyed friends huddling in their rapt alon* the dripping ed^es of ttpping Forest." "And J, among tiie Umbriaa 'statesmen of the North." added tho Clerical Traveler, who had iiad some Htrange experience*) amonz the wild glens and Piuses of the romautic Kngliih lake region. "Or, still am op it the half-brigand carbouorosof the southern mountains of Cuba," added the Chronic Traveler, with a reminiscential sigh. "I think I could find keener relish for a Sow year's Eve, even among the lowly peasantry of the winsome Kerry shores, or with the Cagots of the snow capped Pyrenees," said the Vagabond Traveler, dolefully. "Why, the grumbling pensioners of CheUea," urged the Student Traveler, "who have nothing to be thaukfui for but housing and loathery Australian mutton, are a brighter lot to-night than we." "No doubt. The woebegone cottagers of Grotoa (Jreon aro no more silent and glum than wo have so far boon;" chirped the Morose Traveler. "Tin for going in for something livelier t han a 'watchnip lit/ for our last mooting." "That's it!" interjected the Aimless Traveler, bustlingly. "I'm alao for 'going in for something,' like our spirited friend here." J ho suggestion seeined to brighten the facosof the assembled company, and there were furlivo glances toward the steaming bowl upon the table. We were all quickly seated around it, with the Clerical Traveler at the post of honor; when "Speech!" Speech!" was imperatively called by a chorui of friendly voices. "I should prefer," suggested the Clerical Traveler, iiupresiively, "that the few hours we have now together? perhaps our last hours in this charm* .ing retreat an an unbroken company? ohould be devoted to desultory and friendly conversation. There aro things and thoughts to be remembered aside from ourselves. I see that pencils are busy, perhaps, upon appropriate themes and sentiments which we may tonderly dwell upon during the passing hours of the yoar;" he concluded, tilling our cup's with a sparing hand. "I now propose," said the Clerical Traveler, "as our tirst toast of the evening, and as peculiarly appropriate to the occasion nnd the hour?"Old, Tried andTure!' May such friendships ever grow more leal and steadfast here and in all the lands hallowed by friendships, loves and homos, the solemn New Year's Eve!" ??f ? i- .1.- l?k nauraun uiu must iu BH?WW, KUUU, we were certainly entering another gloomy period of introspective reflection. Each of our Ten Travelera seemed busied with hia own thoughts. Whatever these may havo been, each individual had already grown into a tense and nervous mood. The crackling of the blazing knots within the cavernoua fireplace brought sudden starts and anxious movements to some. The soughing of the night wind in the huge chimney seemed to distress and distract others. The ticking oi the great clock in the corner gave out a deep and ominous sound. Our dog, Nero, now and thou looked up from his rug and softly whined. The'lights and shadows in the newly polished panels cuiiously resolved themselves into grotesque figures. And moro than one of us noticed, with something like anxious interest, that in place of the one light tread we had infrequently seemed to hear on tho floor above our ceiling, there was now clearly audible the sound of two walkers' foot-falls which beat, beat, boat, with a penetrative regularity back aud forth upon the softly creaking deals. "Wonder if the old place is haunted?" quizzically inquired the Commercial '.traveler, with a gesture of his head toward the ceiling. "No doubt: no doubt!" promptly re plied tho aimless Traveler with some emphasis. "All those old historic London inns are haunted." ' With returned claimants for overcharges by the sad dogs, their land* lords?" cynically interrupted tho Merry Travolor. "By tho very tiaijodies which have culiuinatod within thoir chambers;" insisted tho Chronic Traveler with spirit, "livery apartment could toll ila growsome tale ot tho past?of blighted Mope*, of loss and iliacouraeeinout, of strange meeting and bitter Boparationa, of loves awkening to tho hollowno? of deception and treachery, ot anicidoand crime, and, worse than all, of lives failing out in loneliness, ailonco and despair." "Come, come! Let'a think of pleasnnter wraiths this Xew Year's live;" urL'ed tho Clerical 'Jraveler with just a hint of a ahudder in hiH broad shoulder*. "A. toast then/' ventured the Morose Traveler with momentary enthusiasm, "to all tho tales hero told!" "Hoar!?hear!" came heartily from ail at the lingo oak table. "To thj ' laies ot ran iraveiere it bhnll bo," returned the Clerical Traveler. ".May their fruitful influence bo in be* nignant making and telling have been kindly, genial and pure!" 11o said this no glowingly, so like* a noble parent loading hid offspring out to the edge of the great world's untried lands with prayer and blowing, that this toast, too, wax drunk amid suit* dued and suppressed murinurj of whole* heartod accord. But tliero it was again, that regular, persistent tread as of two feeble but tirelei* walkers directly over our head*. Quick looks of mutual surmise passed rapidly about the table. "Most extraordinaryI" half whispered the unusually quiet Commercial Traveler. Here the Student Traveler pasted a slip of paper to our chairman, who read itd content* with brightening face. "Verygood; very gouj, indeed," he wont on cheerily, again pouring the ksteaming liquid into our cups with so chary s caution that it evoked friendly protests froin many of tho company. AND NEW. avalara" Serlea. . WAKEMAN. nkrumn. Ml HnirrtJ. lamed, "the tout?and it ia a uiuat fittiUif one here tliii night?'To the tendar wraitha of those who hare passed hafnrM na Imrn "Hear! Hear!" "May their loving preiencei linger!" "Mar their shadows never grow lea!" and other like hearty outbursts quickly (allowed; and (or the first time during the evening there were now a clinking of enpa and a routing clatter o( good cheer an the? came ringing merrily down upon the table. Sometliiug of a buzz o( genial conversation ensued. But it soon dwindled into snatches of broken remarks and rejolndera, for a common distracting influence was subtly weaving it) wltchy spell upon and about til. While we bad last toasted and cheered there had been a cessation of the inoaaured foot-fall* overhoad, but only a cessation, it wan as though the walkers had been challenged by our toasts to the wraiths of our own (riendlly-told tales; had listened (or a moment as with some keen and intense longing of hearing, and then, missing the modulation of kintal tone in our voices, the ghostly beat, beat, beat upon the softly creaking deals had been unflagging!/ resumed. Here a blazing knot in the fireplace burst with a detonation which aunt Nero scurrying from his rug and caused various uioveraeuts of restlessness at our table. Several of us spoke reaesu.ingly to the auimal, bat he would not return to his accustomed place. "No wonder!" exdaimod the Casual Traveler, springing irora tno tame ana leaning over an oaken settle in the ingle-nook. "Look here, at this manifestation. One of these panels has jumped wide open. It has sunken Inn sob, too!" He pushed his hand and arm into the dark orifice, but wa? rewarded by the discovery of nothing but dint and cobwebs. He listened a moment attentively. "That unaccountable tramping ii very plainly heard here. Strange, too; it seems to come now from below, now froin some aide apartment, and"again distinctly from above u?. Listen! Can you hear St. Paul's?" We liatened alertly. Tho stout wuUa deadened tho sound, and the nigUt outside w&s so tempestuous that we could acarceiy hear ijs seeming muffled strokes. The Casual Traveler saw this in our faces, and cried out: "Come here, quickly!" We hurried to hia aide, our attentive heads bunched before the ODon panel. Almost thunderous came tfie closing strokes of ten from tho mammoth clock of old St. Paul's; and just as this was done our own clock tremulously struck the hour. With a whimful impulse one of our number flung the panel shut. We coma 1101 reopen u. jjiicoatiauiux our efforts, we at hint returned to the table, unpleasautly depressed by the trifling occurrence; and each one of our number apparently bent on allowing how littlo ho had boen ailected by the incident. This brought on a period of pretentious hilarity, in which jest and repartee, rollicking songand reminiscence were invoiced to dispel the diurnal influence upon us. When this enforced diversion was at its height, the landlord appeared with two servants. One brought a tremendous tray laden with a cold collation wo had ordered, and the other replenished our hutie bowl with what the good little Autocrat of Arnorica ao aptly termed "old particular." The landlord dismissed his helpors and lingered n moment to beam on us with, a landlord's wise look ot toleration ? and approval, not uniningled with a tinea of melancholy over the near loss of such genteel and profitable guests. ' Just as he was backing out of the : room with unctious grimaces and bows, j the Gipiy Traveler plumped the inquiry Ub nun . "Seo here, Splitpenny, have you any . witchea or warlocks bundled away in your musty old rooms?" "Witches an' warlocks?" "Yea, ghosts, bogies, bugaboos?" added the Clerical Traveler with a touch of severity. Old Splitpenny'a face lengthened as he answered evasively: "'Ow should I'ave time fur sech di? wersions? I'opesyo've everything auug an' tidy, now aira." He began again to grimacingly back through the doorway, when the student Travelor imisted: "But, toll ua, now, Splitpenny, is there anything unusual going on about the inn?ony one fluttering orin trouble, here alongside us 7" -"Lor*! 'Ow can any gentlemen, like yon, bo thinkin' o' th' like o' that, on tecU a night o' all th' year? l( unvthink inore'a needed jesa make itknown, Bird, i must dQWn at th' lap, air?. She'll be a 'savin* diree'ly, in front o' St. Paul's, sirs!" Ihs landlord hero referred to the thousands who would soon be gathering before and about tho greut Cathedral, to add their annual din to the clamor of the bells, when tho midnightchiuie wui rung; but his maimer ami remarks had not leaseued the restlessness of our com* pany.. Our clock sounded the hour of eleven in lita and starts m though the ancient gear was pals vine with the passing your. Trflmiilnm ulrirlini/a ns of the coillu 1 ain ing wind played dir^e-liko threnodies 1 within the massive chimney. Tho } night's wild energies wero tanking havoc ' among tho neighboring tiU?a and chini* noy-pota; and that fhunp, tramp, tramp, ( over our heads?which had again for an < instant ceased, as though some one was 1 listening for a coming which never 1 came?seemed more than ever rolent- ( IeH4 in it* gentry-like tread. [ Our Ton Travoler*' face.i lengthened. ' We arose as if bv common impulse from tho table, and boiuc at the pipes wero 1 nervously lighted; when various mem- * bors of tho company disposed thein* f selves in chairs and settles about tho 1 room. 1 "if that ghostly tread doesn't soon 1 cease," observed the Student Traveler c groowily, "wo aro certainly destined to 1 a dismal parting at tho passing of the 1 year." "It could possibly suggest,"' mused I the Vagabond Traveler, "that we might 1 'celebrate our parting a littlo dillbrontly, t say by accomplishing some immediate i good; by diacovoriug among the mil- i lions, not thousands, of hopeleis ones \ in this van iJabel some one brave but I jutleriug heart?just as is ao ireuuently aud entertainingly told in our Tales? n and Willi/ netting his feet and faco i toward now life aud light with the birth I of another year." 1 "Good!" "Capital 1" "We'll all go i in for that!" aud the like, (.promptly < greeted this unexpected proposal. t The Clerical Traveler had sat silent < while these various preferences wero f being expressed. At least ho calmly remarked: I "I have always observed that what is c usually set out upon, something in the < nature of a Quixotic quest. The human mind is adverse to contemplating sor? i row in ono's own family, or diatronos in < ine's immediate neighborhood. We lire now scarcely an hour until raid, light. I think we have all been most itrikingly impressed with the Ming ;aat there might be something," and ere be cait a significant glance toward ;he ceiling, "within the very walls of ;bii old ion deserving oar charitable ateatton." The imperative footeteps abive ui leemed aa an echoing answer; and the inhappy -and almost ghostly influence nstantly tell like a table pail upon ui til; ail bu: one. ihe Aimless Traveler had applauded ieartily. Ttieryhe turned and faced ui 11 an uutuual rate of excitement. "The very hour, place and con- < iitioae!" lie exclaimed with great anrnation. "Here, travelers all, I wish 10a to examine this!" He took from his pocket a tiny ?ooden phial and tossed it eagerly imong us. It was caught by readr lands and wooderingly examined. It : vai covered with miniature carvings of I narvelously wrought monkeys, ser- I jents and birds. The stepper was also >( wood and still more strikingly carved I ban the phial itself. It was tlnally re- i urued with exclamation* ol curiosity tnd surprise. Its very existence among is seemed to have intensified our super- I lensitive alertness to the hovering inluence of ghostliness and dread. tltlmna -n.r. .Una " It* hAirnt). ivllilrt I vuuia fuma qiuvw, -~k?-i loldini: the phial fascinatingly before c ii, between the thumb and middle tin- i or. with the air oi u conjurer, "I was i limiessly wandering in the British In- i lian diitriota ot ChittnsroriK, across the ! Bay of Bengal from Calcutta. "In the littlo city of Islambad I rei- 1 !Ued, through the influence of personal I riendahip with British officials, a fakir i if great age and sanctity, from the. to i ii in, ineffaceable depredation of im- < irisonmcnt tot tome of his forbidilon i iractices. He ileparted froin the city 1 o hia hut in the mountains above?alter ] >romi?ing to return aad requite mo and i ecuring my pledge that I would ro- 1 nairi in Ulainbail until the evening of | he fifth day?by his peculiar and out- I andisli method of locomotion, that of oiling in a round coil, like n iioon- ( nake, end over end; and 1 at once dis- < nissed the incident from iny mind as < u interesting phase of Oriental life. < .J a .1.. I.!.I 1 lever expecting iu boo i?e uiiiduud nuu epulsive wretcU again. "But he kept hid promise. On the veningof the fifth day, having been Utumoned to the courtyard of ray inn, found the venerable fakir awaiting me, uore emaciated and wretched in ap eRrance than before, the outcome, ho sserted, of self-imposed fluttering and orturo, coupled with fasting, incantaioni and other horrible practices, vhich had produced the contents of iiin curious little phial which you now ee. This, he said, was to be my priceess reward." Here he paused for a moment. The rind sighed lugubriously. The footalls above us seemed penetrating our ipartrnent, and ghostly hands, some of is fancied, were fluttering from the lark panels behind. "I have forgotten," resumed the Aimess Traveler nonchalantly, "the many narvelous potenta attributed by my niHan friend to what still remains vithin this phia, for it has never been )poned; but i recall one ascribed powtr with uapecinlX'learness to-night, from he peculiar and I may say startling ihenomena which have similarly aflectid every one of us here. "It is thia: When the powder is cast, ipon lire, so long a* its flame shall coninue, every object near us will become dearly discornable. Every soul within his inn will bo subject to our instant nspection. It will chain spectral spirits o our bidding. It will even, so its naker a^sertod, roveal the secrets of the t lend, una condition omy must exist?hat wo who invoke the spell shall be if oue mind and heart, and these solely )ent on good intent! Travelers all, ihall this eastern spell be wrought?" We had involuntarily huddled to* ;ethor, and a whispnred, half shudderng assent was faintly given. The Aimless Travoler stepped quickly >ast us, turned ofl the light", moved oftly to the fire-place and tossed the contents of the phial among the brightsst embers. For a brief period of time a sickening )dor filled the room. This was followed jy a dense darkness, In which there ere stifled exclamations and quick jraspings of each others' hands and irins. Suddenly fierce tongues of lame leaped roariugly up the chimney, mcceeded again by impenetrable darkless and gloom; and in a moment more i supernatural light filtered through lud through everv division wall and jvery tloor and celingof the ancient inn. Every guost in every apartment, >very scone of anxioty, placidity or fo-jivity was as clearly revealed as though e were participants iu each. Kvery seam, every rafter, every bent and gnarled piece ot studding, every lath, ;very brick and every daub of mortar, ivhile retaining its form, was still transucent and liquidly clear as a pane of jolished gins*. I The most astounding feature of this ; condition was thatourowu bodies were 14 nnllucent 11snil other material things. It oven seemed that tho action of each sthor'fl vital organs, tho wondrous tourneys of blood, the depositing of molecular particles and tho displacement and renewal of tissues, and oven thai liitli?rto inpenetrable mystery, the very action and thought formulut'ou of tho jrain, wore momentarily subject to inoU uinute aualy/.ation by our still ordinarly conscious minds. Whether this miracle ot oriental diibolism continued for moment* or ininites. at last, as if with one impulse of mental concentration, the material sight tnd tho spiritual mind of our company rero turned toward the source of tho itill imperative footfalls above us. One t'laui'o, a glanco quick!v and suesessively transformed from intenso and mrlous interest to surprise, pity and inlignaut protest, sufficed to disclose the naterial personality and environment >f the wraiths who had so iusistively md recurrently dispossessed us of neary ovory happy spirit, of the night. In an almost, wiudowloss garret, cor eapondiug precisely wicu mo uimonliona of Km* own apartment, wore an >1(1, oUl mail of peculiarly commanding lead and shoulders and body dwindling o uluioat nothingness in its downward ourso, liken ftlirivolo'l beat, ami a little Id woman companion, tramp, trainn, ramping, in some remorseless vigil that nuat be done. The room was furnitureloaa and lireoai. One deal table, a bed on which av scant but cleanly ra?s,a low volumos of lidloss books and stacks upon itaeka of dusty, dog.uarod manuscript, vith a fow valueless belongings and i^epaakea of better dnya, were nil the Ijittorly cheorlesa place contained. i i The old man's face was already sot j ind vacuous, as though the irrevocabilty of lawlessness was almost lixed be* 1 nmi it. The wife's pinched and blood- j ess face was stamped with tuo linos j ind shapings ol that heroism which inly death can dim or end ; and slight md fragile as she was, alio aeomod to mite sustain her companion upon liia i oeblo and reluctant feet. i , With a tierce and hopeful energy she | >rea?ed him on and ou, now ami then mating his trembling hands whiie 1 itieorily urging: J "Have courage, father doar! 'I ho coals i ire gone, but It's a brave way we have I >f keepinguicu and warm! Faith, uow, J this ii the way. ilitiv year# a*o. we tramped tlie biil* behind old louRtial bytheaea!" "Vei, yes. Kate, love!?bat w>ll they never comb*" he moaned while wearily hanging back a? if to litten and to re?t. "Come, i? it? Can't you ?ee the face of fet. Paul'* uiai mere? It lacltA an hour of twelve!-?Holy Mother of God! Look down in mercy here!" lhin with nvertod head. "You wouldn't aiic thorn to come before the year wa* done; now would you, father dear?" "I'm very hungry and cold," ho moaned, aj it unheeding or unhearing her pitiful encouragements. "Will tnov be ready to nrint :t at once; *t . 1 ? f ' an once, rvaiv, i?t#i wotwiB-uv.w.o ? m uone?" "Ready?ready, is it, cushla, asthoro! Let them bat ?ee the zraat work you've iooe; let thein but la/ evei on these beautiful pages; let them but now know the htorfli of lore on dear old Ireland you've cot from this day. to away bark behind the flood; let them but under* stand how your whole bleated life was bledt drop by drop, into the immortal life of your Encyclopedia llibernica; ind you'll bo the greatest and tnost glorious of men!" "VVoojt Splitpenuy get it u!l Kate, love?" he aaked with childish fear an 1 trepidation. "Splitpetmy. indeed! Ah,no, lather Jarling. nerer fear, lie's but borrowed >ur trifles here toseud them back in a rreat New Year's surprise. It'll be the jlad day, father dear, when your happy ayes flee it ail. Iloly .Mother of God! Look down! Look down!" It seemed that our hearts would burst :rom this tragedy above our heads, for >he infinite heroism of the wife, the teeming approaching mortal dissolution )f the husband, the agony of their iolor, of their helplessness, and the pell ou ua rendering us motionless and lielplosa where we sat, with the very pulses in our veins all but stilled. Hut n an instant more, after a few trerauous flashings aifd palings in the firenlann llm oml nf fha tmirvaloilft BOfill lind come. "Send instantly for Spllipenny!" thunfered (ho Clerical Traveler, aa the rest )f us, with blanched faces, sat regarding >ach other, the Aiinle**Traveler, or the -'eilintt, in stupefied dismay. "What about the poor old wretches ibove our head?, Hir?" he sternly donanded when the bland and beaming tead of our landlord had ontered our 1 loor. "The O'Briens?" bo retorted with a Mizzled look. "'Jhem? W'y, sirs, they iren't worth meddling! 'Re's nowt but i writer. Bah! Aron't any o' 'em forth a periwinkle, sin! You Rents loowa as much!" This rejoinder precipitated somooxliteuient among our Ten Travelers; bnt ho Clerical Traveler hushed it with a ;esture of his hand and continued: i "How long nave they been in that lorrible den?" "Nigh on t' twenty year, air." "How long have they been doling out heir books, clothing and keepsakes to rou for their scant housing here?" "Well, on toward two year, sir." "Where are these articles, and for low much will you sell them?" i "Piled iu th'* nor'west corner o' tlx1 umber room, across th' 'all from your loor, sirs. A matter o' twenty pound will t.'ikA Vm. sira." "Here!" "here!""here!" and "clink!" clink!" "clink!" and "Give us the key natantor!" followed this with aatoundn% rapidity. "And now," blurted the Morose Travjlor chokingly, "what is tho least penny tor which you will let this very apartment by the year, with porvice, excelent aervico, mind!?for two'!" Old Splitpenny pursed his lips and lurprisedly blew oil the reply of, "A?matter o'-sevonty pound?sirs!" "Here!" "here!" and "Clink!" 'clink!" "clink!" wore repeated with itartling celerity. "And pood, toothsome, honest, comforting food?for the year, for Uoof sputtered the Student Traveler. "For? ;or our friends, the O'Briens!" he almost hysterically added. Old Splitpenny fairly panted; but he isthmatically blew off hit reply of, "Lor'! They aren't 'ard t* keep. Make it?a matter o'?o' fifty pound." "Here!" "Here!" rustlings of crisp tank notes and "Clink!" "clink!' "clink !*' followed a9 swiftly and as startinely boisterous as before, while tho landlord's eyes were nearly atartini? from their sockots. "We'll call on our wav out for receipts!" crie<l oue. "Send up another r\,ii" "And the best brewing of ton that ever aimtnerod under a eosey?for twice!" vociferated another; and then it seemed that all our Ton Travelers, in a *ort of sectional gurgle of triumph, roared out: "And now, yon old dragon?'' "Get?" "Out-!" "Lively!" And lively it was nil around now. Lively the ferocioui shaking of hands i Uetween each other: lively the tumbling ' into the lumber room and out again with tno?e precious belonging*, "oile.l | in th' nor'west corner;" lively tiioir re-' arrangement in indescribable welcoming comfort within our own apartment? Lho O'Briein' nparlinoiit now; lively as n lot of harum-scarum boys our aacont of the creaking stairway and rescuing assault upon tins cavern of darUne^ iiud woe; lively and considerate, uplifting and revivifying as ihe uttermost leasing of human ruvelaiion, our re* kindling of the old couple's lived and liopea; lively still our actual carrying of llieir starvatioiflightened bodies, their priceless manuscripts and their pitiful i Dolongiugs into the warmth and light Delow; livelier vol our plying their ihriveled lip* with punch and toa ami ood, while swearing ?reat oaths, which ive shall > loyally keep, to hold them joth within the glow of ntnplo comfort intil O'Orion's Encyclopedia llibornica s immortally safe between the saving ids of books; lively, the shouts and cheers al the poor old wife pathetic* illv stroking iier husband's weary head md faltering: "An, father dear, 'twas . he abiding faith in tho gioriou9 toil hat brought the blessed hours!"?whilo ivelier man ail else, the tears of glad* icss raining inexpressible response rom an our uonria 01 joy i # , i>ut listen! Above the cheer anions ih the awoot anil measured tones of the uiilniirht hour are sounding from our uithful corner clock. We pause lor laud pressuro of unspeakable utterittce with our white faced wards, now leutod aide by aide with loyal hands enwinod. We hroatlietipou thorn "Happy ?ew Yeara!" true, which roturn, with>ut apeoeli, in holiest blesHin::*. We itcal Hofily frr>m them thorn. an.} Mn..?r t Miss Maria Parloa In admitted to be a lending Amort* enn authority on cooking; *ho Says "Use * Rood ?tnrk for the foundation o! toupt. uniicc* and ninny other thla^n, and tho be*: ?!oek in Liebig Company's extract of Beef" I too <il Miu ratlrtf. n recipes itntgratii by Pnunhv .H.o, i'71'nrk Place, Now i'ork. 1 in tho hallway, with huddled head*, for a laat look at the dear old room and its t now almost wruithful occupants; while tho Clerical Traveier. with oti?* out' spread, uprated hand in benediction upon them, the other back above our beads in benediction tinon us almost whispers. ".May audi /ait'utu hand- J clasp a* those old lovers know, be ours f, when the silences are ueared; and tuav . the peace which passetn understanding remain with them, and all of us, for* 1 evermore. Amen?" .Melodiously, v peacefully, joyously now, a* we pass u from tho dear old place together, we > hear tho chime from the campaniln of j mighty St. l'ntil'H; and, blending with all ii the exuliance of a glad New Year's e birth, there seems to tremble across c the din of the multitude'* voices below ? the modulation of hopeful, happy song: s OI.I) HELLS AND NEW. 11 ?. ?0 O ring, old Delis! I.et u l your wilde*l note* Leap ilkoiwpj.s?io:ie.l love within your throat*! " A world's heart ihriik: tho tnonncit rolces siujr: f; "The vi-ar is dead! i.onK live the new born KM's:" 8l II. ll O riuij. sweet liclH' Let tendered olden tones t< Ultnd with tlio ucw. through ull ttie circling w rones: To bcnrti of men iu thy ijlud rhimlnyr bring n The best of old, to crown the new-boru Kiugl a ?i KiOR. ninrin'roui bells of Old and New! All eurth H Is born mrMiri with em'li Kind New Year'.* birth! 1Jicyoud tho blt-nkost winter clow.s th" sprlug. X O'er death, eternal life i% bloMominy! (|| lit WIN'S CASK. 'jJ Tlic I)i?cr*tlouary Pool Optmttor Will Kc- s' turu Money to llu Victim*. ^ PiTTSBJitGir, Dec. L'S.?Georjjo M. *' Irwin, the discretionary pool oporator, d has decidod to return all tlio money n placed in hia narulu by customers, and ^ which was not actually invested by hiin _ in grain deals. This statement was made authoratively by J. Scott Fermi- I son, Irwin'a chief counsel, yesterday. I Mr. Ferguson ?hvh that his client is I morally, but not legally, bound to re- | turn tiie thin money, He further said that not over $10,000 to S20.0OJ ia repro- i?, sentod in the suits against Irwin. di di America tVoii'i Tnke I'nrU C( Constant!noI'le, Dec. 28.?It now Beema definitely decided that the United States .Minister Alexander Terrill does not intend to send anybody to make an fc independent inquiry into the stories lH told of Turkish atrocities iu Armenia. The motive of this decision, it is be- ci lievod, is probably because such an in- * quiry ia not necessary in view of the ? lact that tho powers signatory to the ^ Berlin treaty particularly England are ? supervising tho inquiry which ia boing B made on behalf of tho Turkiab government. Oi Boston, Doc. 28.?Capt. Carl Guatave ? Flash, an officer of the Swedish navv, (P was married to Miss Paulino Bancroft l|) daughter of J. C. Bancroft and granddaughter of George Bancroft, the famous historian, at the Fim church last night. Iltm'M I his! We offer Ono Hundred Dollars Howard for anv case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. ~ F. J. Cuknky A Co., Trope., \ Toledo, 0. U We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last fifteen rears, and ' believe him perfectly honorable in nil = business transactions and financially able to carry out any obligation tntulo -~ by their firm. WEST (fcTnUAX, W holosole Druggists, Toledo, 0. Wai.dixg, Kinna.n & Makvjn, Wholesale Druggists. Toledo, 0. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon tho blood and mucous surfaces of the svstem. Price?, 75 cents per bottle. Sold by all druggists. Testimonials free. Children Cry for 11 Pitcher's Castoria. R 300,000 BOOKS GIVEN AV "THB MEDICAL ADVISER," contain! history of PRIVATE DISEASES, advice to templatin* marriage, fully illustrated. Do obtain one of tbe xnoat valuable books vh Tills boolt will be scut to anyone free on rcc UK. FRANC F1 ''^Dr. OrrsiAN, Tii:AscaKi^ ' ^ ^ jjj| FRANCE MEOICAL AND SURGICA!. INSTITUTt. g? flcoplcal examination. WCa<M and corrvpondfn any part of the U. S. List of 1J0 quest ions fnv. Add NO MONEY REQUIRED Or RESPONSIBLE P/ DRS. FRANCE I formerly Ol New York, now of THE FRANCE MEOICAL by request o) many IrleniH ?ua oat ftfidirfport, Slicrmiin House, Iiolluirc. (iloba Hotel, Wcilnci CoiiaulUiUounuil Fxnminaliou Free and Strictly Cont! 'I'lio doctor*describe the diilerciu dlseaiu* h-tt -r tli Rift foraiiyotie i<? possess. Their diif'tioitic powers h i'lio Kleetropathh' rrcntmcntfor all forms of Foiuitle ! ucss. I^sstif Mnutioixi uiiii Krrorsoi Youth, is rcoo^u discovered sis u?od by l?rs. Franco ?fc Ottunu. n% FKEfc ra 5^1 Ir? Why waste tliiHMUoiwyaod hi ff if np???HU*M,i,lo.,wlien wlirn I * iW y "n'l posiilvu rntuody fur a ji xj/SW 1 vigor nnd maultond'iiulrklytV >4 prntcilpHon FltKE c?f tin jFk tng eaten about U* Anypoodf m. A an every thing Kplain and Hi jwwRLfy it Rive away this pplendld ronufiffl-Sjf*'/ff '[*$' !l Manll quantity from inn dlt tf W' ' f,;,.1' you umy do a* you plenne at * J"-' v.rlttvmm',n*UilHreHmly t<i <>rn"u>ondeneo xtrtctly confident ml, and nlI hdto ituuiplf couvouicat. AUUru-ii T. C. UAil.^ES, Weak, ^lerv tVnil whfthnrpb^n homtoWPdh? I UU "Crayon, r^oho*." vacua yournclf prnwlnir ??ldrranil wi " I am aonmcil, there la no hope for vra*?. or ?lrii tins ur>on a vhonlcu ?rn YOUIISBIjF! rilKKlllH PERFECT MAI Kiiun* * full QU r?i. hit tkill it ?fMl. I lii?ornrf"1 th .rondi. JMi'lartw ui#>rr<?b>r? 't">t n???r I'. U tl Ur. N. E. WOOD. President. CHICAGO MEDICAL & SURl CIIECKKKKD CA11KER by I?rown?ojr?A IUiIiiqc Officer (llsiily CoDuvcicd-tli, ^ Tort Tow.nsksd, Wash., 1)?(? jvj.? Jew* hai been received that ex*Uiat, auies >1 Dudge, a dashing young iq. inlrv ollicer, who wa? stationed at Kort "ancouvor and Townsend 10 1S90 an: 892, waa accidentally drowned whii? neb ting. lie waa the adopted ?0n of , irominent wealthy fmru11 v at Ha?t.oj( ieb., and the foster cousin of "Gii'i 1 a in il ton" (Abigail Dodge), the Wa?&. iigton newspaper correspondent, in arly youth he was a wild lad aija unsod his family much sorrow un i th# xpendituro of conaiderable luonej. oiiiH yearn ago he enlisted in the a raj 9 a private, and through the ioflu?nc? t Misa Hamilton, who wan a eloa* fn?ad f the Blaine family, wan quickly pro. 10ted to a lieutenancy, lie was a great ivorite among the women. After he came to Port Townaend tbia art of popularity came near coatinj itn his life. A wronged husband de iiuu "IIU !? WIU^I t'lal.OQ ith his wife, and covered hitn with i jvolvor. Dodjje took tho matter coollt Eld convinced the husband, who %ii i romineut liquor merchant, thai hn npicions were unfounded. ^ jbwu uently Dodge was trannferred to Fort cavonworth, whither lie wont to Port owniend. Shortly afterward he ?q.|. enlv deserted, tuking his wife, and i iff days later was arrested at lianmbai, Lo., in the act of ralibmu & jewelry lore. Through the influence of Mu? [auiilton ho twice secured a uow trial ud was Anally acquitted, lhe ward*, urtment was satiatiod to give Dodp a iabonorable discharso without acoart ifilial. Dodge dropped out ol eight and io next hoard of him was hli accident. MerourTal * poison tho reault of the ueual treatment of blood aordera. Tho ayatera ia filled with Me re ury and jtaah rcmediea?more to bo dreaded thantbi n'lust'?ttiul In a hhort whilo la in a far wore# edition than before. Tho commun reault u h. a aa ? m bh a mm RHEUMATISM r which BJS.8. In the most rtliable care. A f?? )ttle.? will afford relief where all etao hu filled. I suffered from a severe attack of Mercurial heumatiam, my nrrnp and leg* bfla* iwollen twice their natural size, causing Ibo moit ;cruciatlne paine. I upent hundreds of dollori Ithout reliof, but after taking a few bottlriof I improved rapidly an.1 ?ra Wffl IPS now awellxnan,ooinpl?teL"^ ly cured. I can heartily Bk. recommend it to any one k Buffering from thin naiofal jJi M ^0 dlaeaae. W. F. DALEY, Brooklyn Elevated ILB, ir TrrtHse on Wood ?nd ,,M ?? w? addreu. SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.. AtUnu,0*TO LOAN. ,20,000? TO LORN On Improved City Real Estate. IMPS0N & HAZLETT, 1eJ7 No. 1311 Market St. DRUGGISTS. ml mil 11 I 11 Mil I MM wIM Oaud 2Go Per Bottle. , H. LIST, 1010 Main Street. VAY=50 Cent Book Free, ntf nearly one hundred pageti, a short young r.nd old?eepccituly tbos? connot fail to improTC the opportunity to Ich has crer coma within your retch, elpt of zo ci?cls postage. Addreaa, IE, Columbus. Ohio. fJANCE MEDICAL AND SURGICAL INSTITUTE, 38 & 40 W. Hay St., one block north of State House, Columbus, Ohio, la* rorporated 1636. Capital J300.000. )rs. Fkanck and OttMan.oI New York, the incnt Specialists, on account of their large ictice in Ohio, have established the France dlcal Instltuto. where all diseases will be sue* .Rfullv treated on the most Scientific Prln* tics. The Institute has for its Facultr a cor pi pm-nirnivaA rni?<U1!>fd khiIpphI in till jfesMon. Their lonijexpcricnce in the largest spitals in the world enables them to succaii* !y treat all forms of Chronic, Nervous and Print* eases, also r:&caws of tbc Ere and Ear. WPORTANT 10 LA01ES.-D*s. Fkmcck and tmak, alter years of experience, have dlsrered the trreatcst cure known for all diseases rulisr to the sex. Female diseases positive. :;ircd bv th* new remedy, Olive Blossom. Tb? e >8 effected bv home treatment. Entirely rmleas and easily applied. Consultation and rr.spondence Free and Strictly Confidential, 'bey have attained the most wonderful sueft in the treatment of Catarrh, Stomach, Kid* , Bladder, Nervous, Chronic and Special Diseases men and women. After years of experience y hare perfected the most Infallible method curing Vital Drain in Urine, Nocturnal rkch. lmpaire.l Memory, Weak Back, Melody, Warn of Enorjry,"Premature Declined Manly I'ower??those terrible disorder! sincr from rtit.nua practices of youth, blUrbt* 1 the most radiant hopes, rendering marrlafs (tappy, annually sweeping to an untimely ive thousands of exalted talent and brill* it intellect. A Perfect Restoration Guaranleedinjf sample of urine for chemical and micro* ce confidential. Treatment sent C. O. D. to lre.ss, with postage, OR. FRANCE. Columbus, 0* IRTIES TC COMMENCE TREATMENT, t OTTMAN . AND SURGICAL INSTITUTE, ColuabM, Ohl?t lent,, iait decided to visit Tuesday, .January 1. ida.v, January 2. f dcnttal. fromi> a. m. to6. p. ra. One day only an the tick can themselves. It is n wonderMl nve created wonder* throughout tho countryithQiuei, and the treatment ot S?mltui Weak. ii*?J tj bi> tuo moatsuccouful mothoJ ever TO MEN faith wtth"dootors?,,wonderful,,curcall?,* vlti mi-ml fhkk the prescription of a new irniiipt lasting rnre. Lackof strenKjni stored in young or old mint. I send tnt? *rRc, and there Is no humbug: or adventsI rtitfrclst or physician can put It up for you. mplo. 1 oun not afford to ndvertlao dy unit's* you do mo thofavorof buying eet or advise your friends to (lo so. But >uiu urn. i on will uover rogrni ""yT imi rue nftor i?vrrythitiR rWo hud rs unit in plain m>ulo<I envelope. Enclo?? Hew* Dealer, Ilox 4J2, Marshall, Mleb. n -" * _ ous Men! tbe Xfeiti," rfHowpo*#!*r."',Boiji?," m,"''?ro* Cor# Onftrk*- and who n?T<' arm; YOU *ho h*ri.*l*#n ap lndt?p?lr,??T?|f mri" to jnu | irt, who or?flnkln?imo*n o( ticknenQ nnd inufortnn*. rr, tn^JLAyjE 111) I k i rrzxxjzuD xs Xk. cuiw KHQOD RESTORED rSTIOK 1 ITO.vd IMHSkf* RmI. *t bjM'; i ?ks rt nr. v?o. Twrai? *??* #?* ? * ir *rrtir?C.<ntu|i?ii><n* or br null. ? I. ??l???nr<Wr?*.i a (rtrndly l#It?r ri?|i } ' IJtCAL INSTITUTE, 30 Van Burin St. chlctgo. n!0 rrli?4?