(Copyright by ltklly Story Pub. Co.)
J| daughter," said an elderly
1V1 father to his beautiful daugh
ter, "this town, bogging your pardon—
this fool town has been seeking to de
moralize itself with a lot of idle, worth
"Yes, yes, I know, the soldiers are
coming! The soldiers are coming!"
And the girl danced about the room,
"Hear her!" exclaimed the old man,
listen to me. Soldiers ire not like they
were in my day then to be a soldier
was to be a man. But in this fool war
with Spain it is different the ranks are
full of worthless men who have enlisted
because the,y were out of jobs. Now,
from what I hear, the young women of
Jacksonville have gone crazy—"
"0, won't the town boys be jealous?
The soldiers are coming! Tra-la-la!
"Agnes, listen to me! Remember you
are not to put your foot on the encamp
ment grounds while the soldiers are
here. If I had a daughter who went wild
over a lot ot* idle men ana boys she knew
nothing about. I'd lock her up."
"O, father, I didn't mean it. Surely
you would never have the heart to for
bid my going with the other girls to see
the drilling, and—and—" But he left
the room, slamming the door behind
him, and leaving Agnes with her face
buried in a sofa pillow.
"Why, Agnes, darling, what is the
matter?" asked Florence Dickson, com
ing in a little later.
"The soldiers are coming." sobbed
"Well, you are a goose. I hope you
are not crying for that.-'
"No—no, but father says I shan't see
"PHEASANTS! WHY, THEY NEVER
COMB UNTIL, LATKR."
them says I mustn't put foot on the
encampment ground while they are
"Never mind," she said, soothingly,
"maybe he will change his mind."
Florence soon left the house she must
give vent to her feelings by expatiating
on Judge Wells'
in the hearing
of her own indulgent parents and her
«ther friends. And even this was not
sufficient for relief later she found it
necessary to relate the whole story,
with many little touches, to every young
officer and private with whom it was her
pleasure to carry on an innocent flirta
tion. Agnes, languishing in her old
ancestral home, was to her like the
beautiful castle-imprisoned heroine of
"the old-fashioned three volume novel.
The first one to whom she told the
tale'made her very angry by laughing
before she had finished. He was a hand
some young lieutenant, and on intimate
terms with Florence, because he was a
distant relative of her cousin's aunt-in
"I beg your pardon for laughing.
Cousin Florence," he said, "but you see,
I am only beginning to realize a tenth
part of the adoration you dear girls
lavish upon a uniform but to show
you, however, that I really sympathize
with your heroine, I intend to pass by
her prison to-morrow that she may
feast her hungry eyes o« my brass but
When he carried out this generous
impulse Agnes was reading under a
large rose vine he walked slowly to
give her time to enjoy the buttons while
he admired the flowers, among which
she was the fairest blossom.
"Excuse me, miss, but may I inquire
the way to camp?" He could think of
nothing else to say, his usual coolness
being lost in the mazes of the young
Agnes stood and pointed towards the
west. "It is less than a half mile," she
"Thank you. Ah, now I see the can
vas I might have seen it before but
for the sun in my eyes, and—the flowers.
We don't have them like this in our cli
mate you—you never sell any, do you?"
"Certainly not you are perfectly wel
come." And Agnes gathered for him the
"I came out this afternoon to shoot
pheasants," said the young man^getting
deeper into the mazes "but I haven't
been very successful."
The flower she had just plucked fell at
her feet "Pheasants! Why, they never
''coine till later."
•"i "Is that so?" replied he, vaguely,
thinking only the girl and the flowers.
•'Thank you thank you."
^h^ .watched him as he departed, his
bVoaid handsotte shoulders, his shapely
lifead, tarlthits wavy black hair his mul
ctary. tramp, tramp, was music to her
eiwp &nd. in her memory. ^herq lingered
the expression of his dark eyes as he
*'r,ld6kiea' afc'h'&r ^il^'hVa'&iii&d the faow
foelS. I'jVJi'i l'l ,•!
•sat a-i'! Hij.i lo nil
iiirjwmj fV!ryv roildttin .ihnii-t ni,
his quartern laden with Judge Weill*
choicest flowers he was greeted with
yell and clamoring questions. "Where
have you been? What have you got?"
"I've been hunting," he said gravely,
"and I've brought back a lot of plieas
This remark was loudly applauded
but to their astonishment the young of
fleer looked annoyed, and he presently
walked away in a dreamy fashion. It did
not take them long to discover where he
had been, and most of them felt inclined
to follow In his footsteps. For it was not
to be expected that Lieut. King would be
the only young soldier aroused by a gal
lant desire to gratify this heroine of now
increasing fame. Agnes had beauty
she also had wealth, and, too, she was tc
be sought while the other girls were
seeking. Under these enticing condi'
tions it was not strange that permits "to
go hunting" became the order of the day
nor was it strange that the atmosphero
around old Judge Wells' residence tools
on a bluish tint nor that the old man
being deaf and near-sighted, and long
since insensible to the sound of low
voices and the mystic changes in atmos
pheric tints, was entirely unconscious
that his castle had been besieged. For
far from being the least amusing fea
ture of the comedy as it unrolled was the
fact that the instigator himself was the
"only innocent man in town."
No one knew how it all came about.
Charles King was sure it had begun with
him on the first day when Agnes gave
him the roses from that moment with
I definite purpose he had gone to work to
shape the end. With Agnes it was differ
ent she had drifted from the romantic
titillation of one meeting to the dreaded
but hoped-for ecstasy of the next, while
in the intervals her conscience lay on the
rack. She had no time for thought of
the future: she could only tremble and
fear, tremble and hope.
It was not until the day when
Charles first left her under the rose
vine and went into the library to speak
to her father that she felt this uncer
tainty diminish not until then did she
feel diffused through the gentle waver
ing disposition inherited from her
mother something of her father's
strong self-will. It crept over her
slowly at first, self-affrighted but
when she watched her lover walk
about the garden before coming near
her, it suddenly leaped like liquid fire
through her veins, stimulating, elec
trifying. He read her promise, for bet
ter or for worse, before a word was
"Heaven bless you, my darling!" ha
said, pressing her white hand to hi*
lips. "It matters not what he says^
you will marry me. I see it in your
"But what did. he say, Charles?"
"Too much. He refused to glance at
my uncle's letter did not, would not,
even hear who I am. But it all makes
no difference now to-morrow we will
They were wrapped in twilight, and
had no fear of interruption. All at
once Agnes became motionless, afraid
to stir, afraid to breathe the tread of
an old man approached the sheltered
"Doncher git .scared, honey tain'i
nobody but Uncle Joe, an' he done seed
young doves er coo'n befo'. Jes go on
wid yer kissin' an' huggin'—Uncle Joe
don' care, he bin er watchin' yer all
de time. Lord! but I'se glad it's you,
Marse Charles case I bin so dazed by
all dem blue coats er flyin' round dis
here chile w'at I done raised, dat I'us
feared she'd git 'fused an' take up wid
er Yankee. Dat's right, chil'n jes
go on wid yer foolishness Uncle Joe
gwine ter hep yer tie de knot!"
And he did. But for him one of the
party that gathered on the following
afternoon as if by accident, at the
church, "the chile w'at he done raised"
would have been absent.
One of the other servants, however,
had not been so faithful. At the mo
ment when the young minister began
in a trembling voice to read the mar
riage ceremony the father had been
informed, and was walking up and
down his library floor in a violent
rage. When the minister warned: "If
any man can show just cause why they
may not lawfully be joined together,"
the father had ordered his carriage
when the minister questioned: "Who
giveth this woman to be married to
this man?'' he was dashing along rap
idly, yet urging his horses, to greater
speed and when the voice of the
young soldier spoke out confident and
strong: "With this ring I thee wed,'
he was tearing at the little church
yard gate. As the noise reached the
expectant ears of the few friends, all
sprang to their feet.
The old man came hobbling up the
aisle, shaking his fist at the officiating
priest. "Stop, sir! Stop! "iou are
overstepping your authority!"
But the tremor had gone from the
voice of the young divine he no long
er hesitated, but said, looking sternly
jnto the eyes of the enraged father,
while he held firmly the newly-wedded
hands: "Those whom God hath joined
together let no man put asunder."
And though the old man stumbled
and fell in his passion, and Agnes
seemed ready to faint, and Florence
Dickson cried out hysterically amidst
the general commotion, he kept
straight on until they were awed and
stilled by the words: "I pronounce
you man and wife, in the name of the
Father, and of the Son, and -of the
At that moment a stranger entered
the church very quietly he seemed to
take in the situation at once. Ha
came forward and spoke to Agnes,
who was bending over her father.
"Leave him to me, my child," he
said, "he is my boyhood fri?nd, and
when he learns that Charles is my
nephew, my adopted son and heir, I
think—well, I think we will all be hap
py together." And with a hearty laugh
he put his arm around the girl's
slender waist and kissed her frightened
WHERE DOGGY GOT LEFT.
"Nice doggy, "Here, doggy!
Kissing the hand Here's a piece of
of his mistress! sugar, because he's
so fond of his mis
NEW FIELD FOR WOMEN.
Domestic Science Opening Up Pro
fession to Which Many Are
Among all the professions now open,
few attract a larger number of women
than the teaching of domestic science,
says a writer in the Pilgrim. All the
training schools are crowded with stu
dents, and for every vacancy in the pro
fession there are numberless applicants,
yet it is difficult to meet with really good
This is largely due to the very preva
lent idea that anyone can take up cook
ery or dressmaking, and girls are sent
to be trained on the same principle
which actuated the man who put his
son into the church because he was too
stupid for anything else. This is a
reat mistake. Not only must a teach
er be possessed of robust health and
quick intelligence, but she must be deft
with her fingers. She must acquire the
art of managing and interesting-a class
of children, and also be able to adapt
herself to classes of adults of ail grades
of society she must first become a prac
tical cook, laundress or dressmaker and
then learn how to teach others.
For example, in a cookery demonstra
tion the teacher has both to do the work
in a given time methodically and well,
and at the same time to keep her audi
ence interested by explaining the why
and the wherefore of each process, and,
in the case of children, to keep order be
A few facts as to the training to be un
dergone, and ths nature of the work,
may be helpful in deterring the unfit and
guiding those who, after due considera
tion, wish to take up the work.
First, then, as to the training. The sub
jects included under the general term
domestic economy" embrace cookery,
laundry work, plain sewing, dressmak
ing and housewifery, supplementary
subjects often taken being millinery,
hygiene and sick nursing.
Of these, cookery and dressmaking are
the most important. On commencing
her training, a student should select at
least three of these, of which one should
be cookery, as.otherwise she will &&ve
no chance of obtaining a good pos&
In some schools several subjects are
taken simultaneously, in others they
must be taken separately. In any .case
the minimum time for training i& three
or four subjects is two ytars.
As cookery is ranked as chief sub
ject, takes the longest training and is
the most difficult and physically trying,
a few particulars as to thu trainingrwill
give an idea of what is required.
The student, of course, begins* by
learning to cook, three hours each
morning being devoted to piactical
work. In the afternoon she must at
tend demonstration lessons and classes
for children given by qualified teachers,
and later on she will have first to assist
and then take classes for practice under
critical supervision evening classes
have sometimes to be attended for the
same purpose. Scullery yrork and mar
keting also form part of the course^ In
addition, to this a good deal of theory
ha£ to be learned, the subjects for ex
aaination including (1) the principles
of cookery, (2) the chemistry of food
anj cookery, (3) tl)» theory and prac
tice of teaching. Candidates aro somn
tiu.es required to hold science and art
certificates for elementavy hygiene and
thv special introductory course.
HOUSE IS BURGLAR-PROOF.
Nt York Man Has an Electric Plant
Which Affords Him Pro
Sfrom a burglar's poini of view prob
acy the most remarkable house ia the
world is the Morosini mansion, at River
dale, N. Y. Many of the handsome
places in that neighborhood had been
entered successfully by the light
fltgered gentry, Mr. Morosini's among
the number. Determining to makehim
seif immune from such attacks he called
well-known electrician into his serv
ice-, and the result is a house which is
absolutely burglar proof, says the New
The same electric plant which heats
ar4 lights the house is used to operate
thj electric currents which guard the
hoase, so the cost, independent of the
fit.st outlay, is trifling. Electric wires
connect every door and window ia the
he use, and when the current is turned on
no entrance can be made without both
house and grounds becoming instantly
illuminated by 500 electric bulbs.
When these lights blaze out a set of
d« ep-toned bells in the north tower send
oiit a babel of sounds which can be
heard a distance of several miles.
Gongs also clang iu the servants' quar
ter's and in Mr. Morosini's sleeping
apartment. None of the doors or win
dows is locked. Should a burglar,
kuowing these safeguards, try to avoid
t&em by cutting through a pane of glass
tlae result would be the same. The win
dows are formed of leaded panes and in
these loads the wires are hidden. A
test of the system it made once a week
to make sure that it is in workineorder.
Fuel Needed by Cruiser That Pur
sued Confederate "Alabama"
Bought at ^80 a Ton.
"One of the peculiar businesses that
grew up as a resul^jof the civil war was
the establishment of private coaling
stations in all sorts of out-of-the-way
places," remarked E. McKee, late of
the United States navy, according to the
Chicago Chronicle. "You see, the gov
ernment could not tell on what part of
the earth's surface its war vessels might
have to cruise in their chase for priva
teers and other craft menacing its op
erations, and, of course, could not make
arrangements for coal.
"As a consequence the captains were
authorized to secure the best bargains
they could at such ports as they might
touch when a supply was needed.
Thrifty ones in the most unfrequented
waters prepared for a possible visit irom
a United States war steamer with low
coal bunkers, and when the fish entered
their net they charged up for the *ime
they had to wait. They were not pa
triots, but were on earth strictly for the
root of all evil."
Mr. McKee was a marine on the Van
derbilt during her 25,000-mile chase
after the confederate cruiser Alabama.
The Vanderbilt left the port -of New
York in 1862 and took Capt. John A.
Winslow, of Fayal, in the West Indies,
where he took command of the Kear
sarge. At that time the ocean was dotted
with the ships of Uncle Sam in quest of
the Alabama. She found them, but they
couldn't find her.
'At nearly every port we stopped we
would get more or less misleading Infor
mation and would hopefully follow every
clew," said Mr. McKee. "While ia the
south Atlantic we heard from what ap
peared to be a most authentic source
that the Alabama was at the Cape of
"As we approached St. Helena, Na
poleon's island, the coal bunkers got
low and we stopped there and opened
negotiations with a Scotchman for anew
supply. He serenely demanded $30
ton in gold, without going to the trouble
of removing his pipe while stating his
outrageous terms. The exchange was
|2.8a, making the total price Uncle Sam
was asked to pay $80 a ton, and we were
using 400 tons a day running at moder
"After a run of ten hours the ship':
officers held a consultation. The almost
impossibility of reaching the cape with
out coal was only too clear, and if
storm should come up the ship would
be helpless. It was a hard thing to do,
but there didn't seem to be any alterna
tive. The ship was reversed and put
back to St. Helena. 'Scotchy' was occu
pying the identical position we had left
him in on black gold mine.
"This time he was a trifle interested
because he knew we were going to trade
with him. He gave us his philosophy
this way: He had been sitting on that
coal pile for 18 months, waiting for
ship to come that had to have it. He
observed from the height of the Vander
bilt above the water that she came ia
light, and that her officers would nojt dare
risk a storm while she stood up.
Our return didn't surprise him a bit and
he soon got his men to work and loaded
1,000 tons in the hold, for which the fed
eral government paid $80,000.
"He said somebody had to pay for his
tobacco and patience, and we happened
to be the victims. He admired the
United States and sometimes felt sym
pathetic—but sympathy wouldn't buy
whisky and things as money would."
A Court Beauty.
"Isn't she divine? She looks like
'goddess of liberty.'"
"She is. She's been divorced four
"Wot cheer, constant reader! You
thinks it rummy for us to make a
slide right over a gully like this, with
a rope lying in it and all.
But you see Mr. Copper Kettle, ee's
& wonderful good slider, and ee'd nab
us every time if it wasn't for our pat
ent contraptions. The one on duty
pulls the string.
And there you are, or, rather, there
Copper Kettle are. Then before ee've
sorted himself out and discovered
which is the right end up. we have
vanished like three beautiful dreama.
On February 7th and 21st and
March 7th and 21st, the M. K. & T. Ry.
will sell excursion tickets from St.
iKiuis, Hannibal and Kansas City to
Indian Territory, Oklahoma aud
Central aud Eastern Texas, at
All in the Family.
'Have you any dog biscuits?" asked the
man who had recently invested in a ca
"Nein," answered the groceryman, "put
I haf some line sissages. Chicago Daily
If You Are Going East
and want up-to-date service at lower rates
than via other lines, take the Nickel Plate
Road. No excess fares charged on any train.
ExcellentDining and Sleeping Car Service.
All trains leave from LaSalloStreet
The Pulajones are on the war path in
Samar. This is the first outbreak tnat has
occurred in the Jones family for over 40
Half This Kan's Sufferings Would Have
Killed Many a Person, But Doan's
Kidney Pills Cured Him.
A. C. Sprague, stock dealer, of Nor
mal, 111., writes: "For two whole years
I was doing nothing but buying medi
cines to cure my
jl. c. SPRAGUE.
to vide iu a car.
Congrtssnan Meakison Gim Praise to
Pd-ni-na For His Recovery.
CONGRESSMAN MEEKISON PRAISES PE-RU-NA.
Eon. David Meekison, Napoleon, Ohio, ex-member of Congress, Fifty-fifth
have used several bottles of Peruaa and I teel greatly benefited
thereby from my catarrh of the head. I feel encouraged to believe that
If use It a short time longer I will be fully able to eradicate the disease
of thirty years' standing. "—David Meekison.
ANOTHER SENSATIONAL CURE: Mr. Jacob L. Davis, Galena, Stone county,
Mo., writes.: I have been in bad health for tliirty-seven years, and after tak
ing twelve bottles of your Peruna I am cured."—Jacob L. Davis.
If you do not derive prompt and satisfactory results from the use of Peruna,
write at once to Dr. Hartman, giving a full statement of your case, and he will
be pleased to give you his valuable advice gratis.
Address Dr. Hartman, President of The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, O.
The section traversed by the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Ry. is very comprehen
sive. From St. Ioui8, Hannibal or Kansas City to Galveston or San Antonio is a
stretch of over one thousand miles of territory, capable of sustaining population
many times that of the present. A thousand industries, soil of various degrees of fer
tility, a wonderful produce of plants and crops, oil, gas aud minerals are to be found.
Peopled by eager, pushing, wide-awake citizens who believe in the future of the South
west and see the virtue of encouraging enterprises of every description and of getting
-more and better facilities, the opportunity is apparent.
The Southwest is really fa need of nothing save people. More men are needed—
crops of which ills capable. The
Pew lines of business are
manufacturing plants, small stores, bank*, newspapei
There are vast areas of unimproved lead—laad.not yielding the
as fields of Kansas, Indian Territory and Oklahoma are practically new and offer won
for development along commercial lines.
THE OPPORTUNITY IS NOW
The M. K. A T. has no lands for sale, we are simply interested iu the upbuilding
of the country. We believe iu the Southwest and know that with its present needs ana
opportunities, the prospects are brighter and the future more hopeful than in the older
and more densely populated States. We want you to investigate conditions and satisfy
yourself of the truthfulness of this.
You should take advantage of this opportunity to see the Southwest for yourself.
We are in possession of all sorts of information valuable alike to the investor and
homeseeker. If you are interested, tell us what you want, how much you have to invest
and we will gladfy furnish the information.
Write to-day for a copy of our book Business Chances." It'sfree. Address
GEORGE MMtON, G. f.« T. A.. BoxBU-Y.St. Levis, Me.
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Chicago. For particulars address J. Y.
Calahan, Gen. Agent, No. Ill Adams Street,
any paan ever
suffered as I did
and lived. The
para in my back
was so bad that
I could not sleep
at night. I could
not ride a liorse,
was unable even
My condition was
critical when I sent for Doan's Kidney
Pills. I used three boxea and they
cured me. Now I can go anywhere and
do as much as anybody. I sleep well
and feel no discomfort at all."
A TRIAL FREE—Address Fester
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by all dealers. Price, 50 cents.
Positive, Comparative, Superlative
I have used one of your Fish Brand
8lickere for five years and now want
new one, also one for a friend I
would not bo without on* for twice
the cost. They are Just as far ah«d
of a common coat as a common mm
Is ahead of nothing."
(NAME ON APPLICATION)
Be euro you don't get eno of the com.
mon kind—this Is tho imfTfl^
mark of excellence.
A. J. TOWER CO.
BOSTON. U. S. A. "ON MM*
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Maktrt *f Wit Wtathtr Clothing
The Passenger Department of the Illinois Central
Railroad Company hare^'recently leaned a publica
tion known asCircular No. 12, in which Is described
best territory in this country
for the crowing of early strawberries and early
vegetables. Krery dealer In sach products should
a poatal card to the undersigned at •CBUOCS,
copy of 'Ciroular No.
1. F. SCBSBT. Asst. Oen'i Pass'r Agent
Grow qoleklT, Free Catalogue.
I. J. H. Gregory Son, Marblshead,
4S-page book reus,
K. Washington, i. Ci.
A. N.K.-G 2062
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