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THE ENTERPRISE, WEDNESDAY JANUARY 30, 1889.
THE ENTERPRISE. . B. SMITH, Proprletot. WELLINGTON. OHIO. THE BOY AT THE GATE. feet they uln't a man n the ihop At work' v hard 01 what I do; Bmttheoci... -it t'10 whistle blows I atop, As' lit) I gut mt of tho mi l ain't slow, Ivwon as six str Ut)i, Ju.t at iro ai fato, BVj bluo-eyoil bub; rua dowu to tho gate look, thaar ho is. ho con't oo mo yrt Vou esa'l har'ly sea h.m unier that hat; h's a boy, every .nth now, you jusi let; Party? I'd sm lo, from b s roa iul;os taut; K r"ll bo two next mnmh, tho Ufth tho ilutr t&iial! that's the latest, cl.ni'tiing thognel Circide him that cart, nn' pamto.1 It red H.V wife, sho s.iys bo draws it all day, Mm" every n (fh ho lujs It to bjil; 'ulkT Waal I guts i, a i's choc I: fu'l of play; Cut u ulna for pop! now u-up lie goes! EaJol bcon tutn'uliti' on your no.-o? fount (loci, I'm uvr.y from tho nolo ur my loom, ( b'lleve it will dr vo n:e out uv try head; b teem to be ". yin' nil day, la tho gioou, llils U-rrib:-.' wur 1 d .-ad, dia l, d 'ad, diai u uno to hurry n w. no ono nil w. it Jto" nutt-h f jr my com n' bos de the gale. Vhaar's my wife U, to-nlsht, what word shall I say To her, when 1 co In without tho boyt fil wall! t'.iroj.'rh tho Held, its th- longest way, Hut tho birds un' llowors thero may g ve m-j Joy. Vre's u miWewu.t shoe on this rubbish heap Ifct baby wuic v. hon he used to creep. C rtvor of tears, hopo un' stringer fnllh Have ua led this hour into my Jar.t l,fe, ' now w.tl.out pa.a I think uv h.s death, t' I can go l.orao to co-nfurt my wife; I iir I feel, whoa l.te's work Is over. Lo ll wait A watch for our comin' brndo I.'oai o.i's gate. Morn M. JUcCu t;.i,in hpr.nJl-U IltiiM.cun. ALLEN GRAY; -011,- st jozh n. itu-sick. terrain op " Wai.tt.ii n"owxFint,n." "Hruw L.AKHAN," "UANIlKTt Ill.urOUO," A.1D OlUKU BTOlUEi ICeryrla'ili J, km, hj tht A. X. JC.'Mijg Seiu papr Vomnany. CHAPTER XL-COSTINDEO. It was her place to speak and he could nV Sit mid ctizo at her. llur while faeo, K-nvever, wa i troubled, and that iron re mive which hud supported her In this un tf nnly, and seemingly unladylike, call was CiJently about to fud her in her hour of m-ed. AUcn at last realized that unless she 121 encouraged Bho might not reveal tho ftarposo of this visit, and with ull bis sym luluotlc soul iu bis fuco, bo said: "Have no fears, Certha, for by ull I hold svmMl, I swear that 1 will prove a brother to you iu distress." Poor, tcmitest-tosscd Bertha; lone had she run-hod lor u loyal heart o.i v.aotn she JSA conflde. In tlib editor's flushing cyo nauliiiess cud truth; sh? would trust B more. Kettnta could sho restrain ber atniurul lucliiiation to lly to his arms for rrTujro from tho relentleKS ener.iles who sanued. 8bo could not buvo found strong' C or more willlni n i to defeud tor. Having partially regained hor composure, on saiu: w I believe you; hud I not uubounded fcJth in your honor aud courafjo I should ssrrcr bavo ruu the preut rblt I do to com ms nere." TbcnitlB rinkf" A gi-eater risk than you can imagine. Vhould I be discovered here it would bo Calal to my plans plans which are uora Kaa life to me." What were the plans to which shea, sbcfedf Doubtless sono reuueal-somo sim. t& aervlec sho wlshod him to perform for av. Kuor.-iuif that ono so pure and noble as) she could not maho an evil request, be arnniveii to uo Her bidding. Huvo no fears to sK'a!: boldly to me," d Allen. Vour wUhea, if In my power, otaii De granutd." Can you leave the villuirel " she asked. Starting in aranzcraont, tboastuuisbed cd. star (faxed at her for a moment, repeotinir: Leave the villajo; ' -1 mean oniy tcciuoruriiy-rnr Iwo or mrm davsct tiio longi-st." - Y-y-yea. I can -audnad I will if It is ewrvssary." It ia nev:'i irj. Some on" mh,( po, and run truM no one but .vurrv'.r." ' Wh;'tv ilo you v.iini c: to "i! " 'Uojou l;:iow where tho Krctich settli wnt or I'l-cnih tovn bf " "I luivo beard of i'., end ran find It very euily. It l aimut lifty niikvt ii mil Ui? Barer." -Yes, air; ll b fully th.-t far." the trirl acr-sweivl, iti'tKr;:!? up v f-'darf h?r sci''JU i-i (.::.:;r:-a-is.:i"r' and ivuii rvnua iiit-:r.. Kihns llieni ti .v. j i.tti, bi ll p' " li:;t i;-t I tn do v. u 1 ; ; tui rc!" Hen usi.-M. " on :in to w tn I!k Ikiuv of ll.'.dc-;!-awUe r.:::.ii!c," t!:. . a: ill las.tai. to w.'ij her !);;. , I. .3-.v i -Alt, I lo i i ,o ii..-. tufc-il I.l-u. ou Am fc.'ie 4 cM. ia!J t!i frlrl, at-JTl t: ruie lirr s'-;:t l).u c;.ei upou sm xi. Anuris.T.!, v, m.W mid :;..oH:y ivcro ssrtiug iil.ii ..o uiaay liivs iu Ali: ;r breast. A child: bo RuJiH d. ' Yoh, sir; u Ulilo boy t,ix jvu:m oiil" - Ik'iieu uta I to rUi-H" "This very niht." Coul 1 be b( licvo hiaecnae.l 7as al! this alruiiKo, wild dri'um fro.n v.Ulcli ho wynld cv.aio bcfjitf hei Uneiv bow it all 3-Bt out, or W-ia ii l:i l.-r.l u i-ea'ity I tn his helplosn bjvi!ii":-Bi( !:t ho ,..!.od Wreseif wbat this child w.n to ihe tiyojiic uf tae French settleiaeat. IV.j'J hu Ik-mvuscj af Indnapiug for secretly liudcr'uL'iug th: laukl tWulo all these cjnllirting iliou'h' sere surging like a tcniK;st in m;:id, le ivliUy rocallod the remark of Tn'-.-y Barnes a few wanks before. Toui'y, shu' ag his head In bis woird manner, uud: "Kovor trust yourself in tho power of Ooee people. I tell yo the whole family is klightod by a curse. Mo good ever como to any one who bad any thing to do with 'em. 11 you ever befriend ono o' 'cm In any way you'll ropent it tho longest duy you livo. they're a blighting curso to anybody who aa any thing whatever to do with 'cm." Bomehow the young editor could not help asking himself If be bad fullen under this HUjhUng curse. Was be to be only one aura victim to the strange mystery of Tur any's Folntt Then bis eyes foil upon the ale, sweet face of the anxious girl, and be kair she was no siren, charming him to SaslrucUon. With determination in his Wntnabaaaid: if jou say for ma to go to-night I will " Yh girl who, during the moment's silence a4 been sitting, ber face burning with 3ferneea, now grew brighter as she rt iit must be to-ctgbt, Mr. Oray; to-mor-ay will ba Ua Uto.'r 4 How am I to go, by the rivert" No, on horseback." " I do Lot know that I can get a horse." " Ono will be furnished you." Then another short silence ensued. Sha seemed waitiug to gather up her thoughts. From hor broathloss exhaustion It was evi dent that she had come vory rapidly from tho great house to tho village. Hor agitation becamo losii as she recov ered front hor exertion, and now sho was e'.most as much couipooed as sho h:id ever boon. Oaziug ut him with bitonso ciiijor noss. sho bosun giving h3r instructions. " As soon, us 1 am gone," she said, iu a clear, steady voice, " go l j tho spring whoro you found tho lockot Tuuro you will tind a horoo saddled ond equipped, tiod to a treo Jtist back o tho old rustic soul. Ho is tho best roadster in tho wholo country, and will carry you nafely to tho end of your journey v.ithout stopping. The poor child is doaf mid dumb, but ho is very patient nnd will give you little or no trouulu. Allen was dis appointed to loam of tho child's uSliction, fiir Borne how ho thought tho littlo pruttler would, on t.!i:a long, lonoly rido, unravel to him somo of tho mystery of the stono house on tho hill. "AVlicm will I flud the child!" hoasUed. "Untio tho horjo and bring him buck to tho rouJ which loads up to tba stone bouse on tho hill, ur.d thero will bo nn old negro worrua waiting for you with tho child. i :.'i :i nho gives it to you, lu30 no time in yoar l!i:;ht. I)o not thmk this an easy tuBk you i.ro nuderiuking, Mr. Oray, or that it is un;; tended with danger. There is danger uf w.i.c'j you can buvo no knowledge. Tho journey is hazardous, and uiuy cost you your lio." " l)an;;cr ahull not deter mo for a singlo ttoiiient." liaid Allen, bla bosom heaving with uneontroilablo caotiwis. "I am oct ii'..' in a just cause in serving you ; I know ll is rlIit or you would not huvo imposed t:." w it ou me." Tlj ' ,Tirl had rir.ea to hor test, nnd when f he hoard his nabl-5 vole?, so full of faith f.i..i ; r-ti-t. kIio o:;te.nl. J her hands toward hiw, while- hor beautiful face glowed with gralitudo. 'Tliault you! Oh. may Heaven roward you for sayuij that. I hai almost como to the conclusion that I would never seo an. other man whom i could trust. I am thank- ful ihat I was iu orror, and it is with tho prcatcat J"y that I have put that fooling for ever out of tho way." Klie uneonreloualy seized his hand, send- inr; such a thrill through Allen's frumo ut tho tcuch that ho seemed electnlled. " j2."lha-Bertha I" ha involuntarily und e'mo:,t unonseiou.'ly cried. 'Wiiat is it u'.lf VTia't is ull this mystery surrounding you I Forgive ir.y inouisitivenoss. I foel ca if our do timn are ono." ' !Iuh. '.m ill!" sho cried, starting hack nnd gaziu;; in terror at tho uoor. "ou know not what y.Tt e;7 you can not!" "You uikiuiitlerstuiid me. Bertha," he hour, c'.y whispered, wiiileacold fcarseemod civculug over his hoart almost choking his Liicruuce. "You know not tho motive that prompts the question. It Is a personal In- ter.-v:t in yourself and nut idle curiosity, TiiiJ mystery is doubtless a family uffair which yon would vory properly keep from tho eyes ef tho world. Again I assure you 'tis uot idle curiosity that prompts me to lift tno mystic vail; it is that I may bolp you in yoi.r distress, for oh, Bertha, Jilon 11 IU!" What a shriek of horror she uttered and how she shrank trembling from head to foot from him! Then, wringing her bands in silent agony, she gaicd so wildly at him that he began to foar she had suddenly been seized by a St of madness. Spell bound and speechless for several minutes both stood glaring at each other. " Bertha-Miss Collins !" he at last said, lo a vory penitent voico, "forgive met For got all that I have said. I will serve you without making any further inquiries, and. bo tho errand to the grave, I am ready to gD." Slowly she opened the door, and turning ncr White sad race toward him, faintly said: " AUIOU!" " Farewell I" His voico was as faint and sad as hers. They were parting, perhaps lorovcr, yet sho was doubly dear to bim now. That crushing weight upon bis heart seemed almost uubourable. He wroto a fow lines to tho foreman, leav ing sou) instructions in regard to the busi ness stating thit be would return in three or four days, and then prepared for that mysterious journey. CIIAPTlsrt xn A Una OAliK RIDE. Ail nocvuary arrangements having been completed. Alien Gruy left his offlee. and pissing th-ough the dnrk, silent village. entered i:ro old, long-deserted turnpike. P.iur.b oa tho hill-top ha instinclivclv gazed down nn Turlcy's Poiut, uow buried In slumlier. Ho almost wished that bo could run away from tho toils und vexations that tad harruvied him ever since that morning when tho sV.umor brought him to the land- 'ft V "Z..f i "am i to oivt ntn tbisI'' iir asked. big. Oh, to bo free from tho bitter envy and jciiinusics which wore blighting tho village. n jvfus nngagingin a mysterious undor ti'.klng, and really know no eaaso for tho Journey. Halting o second timo ou his war up the bill, ho sold: " t by urn I colngf Her conduct lias bcon very unnatural from tho unit, and I may lie following the mad ravinps of n lunutie. 'But no thoro is aomo uoivcrful causa that m. dnoed her to oslt myas.-.ljtancoin this. That afflicted child is very dear to her. I promised aid In taking him to a place of aafoiv. un.l I will keep my promise oven thoucb tho beavons full t Wending bis way along tho roud. uow al most overgrown with woods and bushes, ho felt a recurrence of that superstitious droad which bud almost overcome hira on u former occasion. He vairly fought against It, yut, by moro than superhuman power, ho man aged to keep bis feelings in subject tun. At last the spring was i-eached, und bo found the horse tied as had been rep resented. Tho noblo animal, as if aware of the Journey before him, stamped in his Im patience to be on tho rood. He unfastened the horie. und. vuuilimr in the saddle, the spirited animal, as light und freoas the woodland biwre, flitted ulong the dark wlndiug path to tho lur;:;i;.ta A dark fl;rurc, leading ucliild suiMt ip ute !jr wrapped up that he oould not m il. l .)i- Ungulsh its features, came np to him. Bend ing low in his saddle, Allen lifted tho littlo boy to the horse's back and seated tbo child before him. The old nogro woman. thrusting into bis hand a scaled note, mur mured tho name of Mad-moitllt Vamllb, "Am 1 to give her this!" be asked. " Oul, monsiour I" she answered. " Too bad, too bad I" said Allen, thrusting tho noto into his pocket, as his horde started down tho road. "Evory one connected with this confounded mystory is eithor dumb or speaks some foreign languago except norma, wno refuses to roveal any thing." Tho child proved to be a vory patient little follow, and sat silently in front of Alien. Fearing that somo of tho villagers might be awake and that they would sec him, Allen, after cantering gaily down tho old turn pike to tho bottom of tho hill, turned aside and rodo around Turley's 1'oiut, entering uio road two muos beyond it Knowing his danger he became quite nervous. Every sound emitted from that dark wood ho construod into a oursuer. From thoso dark recesses he soomed to over seo tho frightfully stern visngo of tho tall, dark man ut tho chateau. The demoniacal smilo of triumph on his dark visage bodo no good to the hoi'soir-un and his young charge. Iho face followed bim everywhere. It peered at him from tho fenca csruers, or hodge-rows.or tho orchard boyond ; whercvor no wont, that rovcngofnl faco followed him, Down a long luuo, throurrh a forest, across a bridge and p a hill tho noble Btocd.bearing bis aouuio burden, gnllopcd. Tho child was so still and quiot that Allen thought he must DO at.icep. it was not until bo utlcmptod to chnngo his position that ho found bim aivaico. lie turned his great bluo oves in mute wonder und appeal to his guldo and companion. " Poor child," said Allen. " I wotdor if he knows where bo is going, or what is to bo bis fute whon bo gets thero I I wish his speaking and hearing faculties wore as clear as his big bluo eyes, I would fathom this mystery. Yes, I am moan enough to pump a child to find this out." Tho mystery of Turley's Point had bafflod the shrewdest and most inquisitive of the village. Even Allen's daring was dufiod by it, until he had become desperate. It was ono of those calm, quiet starlight summer nights, and bod it not been for the constant strain upon his nervos, Allen would have found tho riding pleasant Tho moon did not rise until well on towards morning, und the fore part of the night was quite dark, especially whon passing through the forests. . While galloping along a wooded ridge Allen heard tho sounds of horses' boots in tho rear. "Are wo pursued 1" he ashed himself. He soon became cortaiu that thehorse tnun was gaining on them. The fierce ring oi noois Deeamo louder every momont. " I might outrun him," said Allon, " but with this child to look alter it would be best to play a game of bldo and seek." On his loft was a norroiv, dark path lead ing down into the woods, and he turned bis borse into It Hore ho waited until his pur suer had passed ulong tho road. The ring of iron hoofs upon tho stony road could be hoard long before the horseman reached the point opposite where Allen had reined in his borso. When tho sound of hoofs bad diod away in the distance, tho editor again re turned to tho road and continued bis jour ney. Tbo littlo boy becamo sleepy, yawned, laid his tired head against Allen's shouldor and was soon buried in slumber. " Poor litUe fellow," said Allen, gazing into that young face, disfigured with care and weariness. " His being a part of that terrible mystery has bod a fearful effect on him." The child bad wonderful resemblance to Bertha. The fair, beautiful face and gold' ea curly bair was similar to hers. Undis turbed by the easy motion of the horse, hit slumbers were not disturbed. Alien w is kept awuko by the responsibil ity that was on bim. Sometimes ho blamed himself for having undertaken this Journey at tho request of one whom be really did not know. Was over man engaged in a more madcap enterprisol It might be, aft er all, that it was only a shrewd schema to make mm a tool In an abduction. " Hoaveu knowa it is no wrong on my part," sighed Allon. "But I know that I an) committing no wrong. 8he who bado me do this errand is too good, too pure to meditate a wrong. I will not for a moment doubt ber motives. By whomsoever she may bo surrounded, by whatever mystery sho may bo engulfed, ber goodness and the purity or ber motives can not bo ques tioned." Ho ro.ic.hi3 a long bridge which spanned a small stream. Before ho coached the ap- proacn no discovered a horseman descend ing tho opposite bill, and, fearing that it wts a returning pursuer, Allen rodo down the crock bank under tho approach to tbo bridge, where ho remained until tho horse man had come over and hnd gono out of bearing up tho very roud bo himself had como. " if that was a pursuer, ho is now ou the back.track," thought Allen. Our hero was really in a poor condition for either flight or defense Tho slacplng child lay heavily on him, and ho was totally unurmcd. Whon tho horsouian was out of car-shot AUcn rolurucd to tho road, crossed tho brlilgo und galloped over the opposite hill aud along tho hard-bcatcn road. JJi;lit was wcil-nlgh spent und ho was scroral miles yet from his journey's cud. "This is certainly a remarkably patient child," said the horseman, gazing luto the faco of tho Bleeping buy, as liu horse can tered along tho road. ' He has not, by a gesture or movement, inaiea'tcd eithor wearinoss or Impatience Poor little fel. low, this Journey. 1 hope, wi'.l result in great good to you." Tho moon, well on toward moru'.v. r, cume Btrupg'.iug above tli'i eastern hori.-.on, but la its old s;,-o its light was but littlo The silver ray thrown upou tho earth was very paiuinuotti. Darkness, nlnwlr but sure r. be.Tiu te fudo. Tho child slept on. The eastern Iioa izou grew to a bright Vermillion, and stars in tho far east begun to Blowly pale und go out before tho approach of a more powerful HgliU A new day wan coming Into exist ence and tho Journey lucked several tiiios oi completion. Thought of the morning sun revealed till nearer resemblance to Bertha, and be xnowmni tne cnua must be a vorynoar relative oi hers. Bbe bad not said how nearly rotated the child was to her, or that bo wa3 any relation at alL There was so much hidden in the manner of tbo boautlful girl that Allen was unable to come to uny satisfactory conclusion. . At last tho little follow began to show signs of restlessness. Ho gave utterance to inarticulate sounds and pointed down the road. "I suppose ho is anxious to know how near we are to our journey's end,"Allcn thought. "Iflovon knew, it might be impossible to got him to understand. It can not be over ton milos, und I will try to tell bim somo way." The child's mind was vory bright, ond bo understood by tho nods and gestures of his companion that it was not far. Forsevorul moments tbo lLtlo fellow waa quiet, and then ho began to make signs that be was hungry. . "Poor littlo follow, no doubt you aro hun gry," said Alien. "Tho first house wo come to, wo will try to get broakfaat and have our borso fed. ' Unaccustomed to the saddlo, Allen was,, still, sora and weary in every joint Tbo long rido, wituout a moment's sloop or rest, was telling oven on his iron constitution. He drow rein In front of a couutry house, and hailed a fanner who was just harnoss- lng bis horsoa to go to his day's work. "Cau wo got breakfast and horso fod here?" bo uskod. The farmer, with ouo eye closed end head OHAPVEIt xm. MlJ.t. CAMU.I.E. datrncd, tho sun rose abovo tho hills -a muds and 'dried tho spurhllug dow- ops from the grass. What a glorious sconothat sun revealed. As far uivuy ui eyes could sio wero tho gently rolling hills and green valleys with durk, solemn forests massed In tho background. Farm cottages and Holds wero everywhere In view. Bmoke could be soon Issuing from tho kitchens where tho good housewives wero prepar ing brcukfaat for their husbands. Thin, spiral clouds of palo bluo ascendod into mid heavou to become a part of it. A glorious day It promised to be. Prairie poppios and roses sauoily nodded their hoods In tho gentlest of warming breezes. The dew drops sparkled llae diamonds iu the early Burning sun, and tho ulr was laden with tho tweotottl pcrfumo. . The child awuko shortly after sunrise, and turned bla large blue eyes Inquiringly upon his companion. Allon knew he want ed to ask so;n-j quostlou, but was unable to toll what tho que' Ion was, or convey any auswortotbo boy. "TAX WB 0T BSIAKrASTl" slightly to one side, gazed at him a momont aud said : ' I rcckin so, stranger. Breakfast's 'bout over, though I rcckin the old ooman kin skecr up a lectio fur ye. Wbar'n the worl' d yo come from! ' Tho fire of an inquisitive old farmer was until this moment unthought of, and for a moment Allen was a littlo disconcerted. Ho know so littlo about tho mission nn which 'he wns engaged that ho doubted if he could muke tho explanation satisfactory to tho countryman, even if he attempted it Ha evadvely answered that thoy cumo from up tho country. "Uniph, humphl that your boy!" asked tho fanner. "Mo, sir, I am taking him to some of his relatives who livo further down tho coun try, and are going away." " Looks like ye rid 'most all night," said Hie farmer, examining the horse with one oyo shut 'We have traveled a good part of the night We hod to do so to reach the child's friends in time." "Bright boy or' ye hungry, youngster!" "Unfortunately the poor child Is both deaf and dumb." fTO BB CONTIXCKD.J NATURE'S BAROMETERS. Mplders, Plants, Flowrrs and lilrrfs as Be liable Weather Prophets. One of the simplest of nature's barome ters is a apidcr'a wub. When there ia a prospect of wind or rain the spidor shortens the filamonts by which iu web Is sustained und leaves it in this state us long as the weather is variable. If it elongates Its threads it is a sign of flno, calm weather, the duration of which may bo judged by the length to which the threads are let out It tho spider remains inactive it is a sign of rain; if it keeps at work during ruin tne down-pour will not last long and will bo fol lowed by fine weather. Observation boa taught that the spider nioitos changes in its web every twenty-four hours, and that'll such changes arc mado in the evening, just before sunset, tho night will bo clear and beautiful. Bleeping is characteristic of certain plants, and though it was at. n-.io time thought that this might havo rcforeiioo to tbo habits of insects, it is now believed to be more dependent on tho weather. Tho tiny ocarlot pimpernel, tho "old man's weather glass," opens at seven o'clock and clones soon after two. Tho daisy unfolds its llowor at sunrise and closes soon after sunset Dandelions close up at about live o'clock, at which timo the wiiito watey-lily has boon tislecp an hour und tho raousc-enr hiw'twoed two hours. Tiio yelloiv gout's beard opn at jour miu closes just belore twolriuind lias for its KrgliBu naaio " Johu-go-to-bi;d-nt-:itoa." Local circumstances influences tho llowor in their oponiflg und closing,' though thoy aro pretty consiunl from day to d.iy. Many bowers close their pc:uis during rain prooably to prevent the honey oad pollen from being rendered useless or waalied away. . Birds uro admiruolo wj-atlior prophet, r.nd from their number and obtrusivcnesi havo furnished many ex?.Lip'.es. In his 'IVrruIko of Birds," iir. Couriaorpo uvikei cuo, oi iixm say : IlesMc, It Is true, To our w.itfora It dae Tho knotvledgo of Scicncss all, And chlcUy tho- s raro Motaphysict of A r lien "ilotooiolo;;j" caX And men. In thu r words, A knowledge thohlrds' ' Erudition In weul. ersid star; Kor thoy sny : "' Vr. Ill be diy, Tho flwallow Is h rh," . , Or "ltuin, for the chough is afar." Mr. F.usUn suys that ho wus uot awuro oi this last weather sign; nor. ho supposes, was tho Duke of Hamilton's keeper, who si'ot tho last pair of choughs on Arran in lgG.'). Ho trusts that the cllmute hns wept for them, and is certain that the Collision clouds grow heavier In these his hist year. Ut. Jama' Oauttc. The Oldest Furniture Store in Town, Having had 36 competitors and still lives. Furniture of all designs can be had at our rooms at living prices. Undertaking attended to with the usual promptness, accompanied by a Funeral Director. -A. SPECSCALTY, A. G.jfe G. L. CO.TJCH. SPECIAt bargains! Now offered by The West Side Grocer. Regular QO3 Goldsn Svrun 4.9.n o-aii, Extra fltaa cooking lYl3la3se3 at 50 & 60c per sal Case scl3iasvV33p 403 Tobaoco at 32c par lb. The best flour m the world at ordinary prices, ine nnest prizes with Baking PnwH Also Fresh Roasted Coffee, Fresh Oysters, Fresh Groceries and Provisions of all kinds at the low est living prices. Goods Delivered Promptly in the Corporation. DOIAND'S Is the best Cart in the market and will ride as easy with a boy weighing 25 pounds as a man weighing 250. White Bronze Monuments On Top." . The only Monument made that preserves the record, for ages. "Inscriptions always legible." uuy tne dronze as it doe3 not need replacing. I'ortxmontii. N. II., White Bronze Sol- f oa aati dietVi.n.1 S ". Monument. Vel 30000 now ln US( use in "Mr son," said a futhor, " take that Jug and fetch me somo boor." "Ciivo mo tho money, then." "To getbeor with money, any body can do that; but to got beer with out money, that's a trick." Bo the boy kikes tbo jug, and out ho goes. Shortly he returns, and placet the Jug before bis fathor. - " Drink," says the ton. " How can I drink whon there is do beer in the Jugt" "To drink beer out of jug," says the boy, " whore there is beer, any body oould do that; but to drink beer out of a Jug where thoro la no boor, that' a trick." Tiia Russian Government has been com polled to order the wholesale planting of a certain tree along the line of the railroad bi Control Asia in order to keep the drifttof sand from filling the cuts and oajrarmj the track. ' PI this country. The largest ye made standing in the Statet where granite is best known. Now is a good time to order. ENDORSED BY SCIENTISTS AS PRiCnCALLY IzlcstrnctiHIc Over COO Beautiful Designs. ft tain f tills r I ' ill:' BETTER 0D CHEAPER THAH AST STOHE. Send for Price List Circulars. I UANurArnrisTD bv MONUMENTAL BRONZE COMPANY, susokpobx. 00a n. R. N. GOODWIN, Agt. Wellington, 0. !i UESi siiffii7frjaa Just Sixty Days More Will be given to purchase Clothing at living prices. On account of the dullness of trade previous to the Holidays I hitvc decided to continue business until March 1, 1889. My long experience in serving the public in this line war ranis nie in stating that No. goods will be furnished to each individual who will favor me with their patronage. " Gome One, Remember Only Come All. 60 Days More, L. Bowman. WELLINGTON, OHIO