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Author of CyTOhittaJcer's Place Cftp'nEri, Etc. Ellsworth Youn Copy rifit.iyo?, by IX Applcton - synopsis. Mrs. Keztah Coffin, supposed widow, Is arranging to move from Trutnet to Bos ton, following the death of her brother, for whom she had kept house. Kyan Pepper, widower, offers marriage, and Is IndlKnantlv refimed. Punt. Rlkunah Dan- fsla, leader of the Regular church offers K est ah a place as housekeeper for the Jew mmiater, and she decldfs to remair n Trumnt. Kpzlnh tnk en rharsfl of Rev, John Ullery, the new minister, and gives him advice as to his conduct toward members of the parish. 1 hi 1i I: i CHAPTER III Continued. li "Keztah." he commanded. "Hum ha! Kezlah, come in here a minute. Kezlah cama In response to the rail, I her sewing In her hand. The renova r tlon of the parsonage had so far pro- mi IUU Bile CUU1U UUW uuu It for a little tewing, after the dinner 1 1 dlahns wei-o dnn JKezlah," said the captain pompous ly, "we expect you to look out for Mr. Ellery In every respect. The parish committee extracts that yes." s "111 try," eaJd Mrs. Coffin shortly 1 1 "Yes. Well, that's all. You can go f j V?e must be going, too, Mr. Ellery, Please consider our house at your dis posal any time. Be neighborly hum ha! be neighborly." "Yes," purred Annabel. "Do come and eee us often. Congenial society Is very scarce in Trumet, for me espe cially. We can read together. Are yon fond of Moore, Mr. Ellery? I just tfote on him The last "hum ha" was partially drowned by the click of the gate. Ke dab closed the dining-room door, "MB. Coffin." said the minister, "I shan't trouble the parish committee, Ite sure of that. I'm perfectly satis fled." Kezlah sat down in the rocker and ,tiw needle moved very briskly for a 'moment. Then she said, without looking up: "That's good. I own up I like to bear you say it. And I am glad there A ate some things I do like about this a now place of mine. Because well. tmcause there's likely to be others that I shan't like at all." 1 On Friday evening the minister conducted his first prayer meeting. T?Jore It. and afterwards, he beard deal concerning the Come' 'I He learned that Captain Ai Hammond had preached against Ji In thn rhnnel on Sunday. Moat .. . Hit his- own parishioners seemed to ii think It a good joke. i' The eun of the following Thursday morning rose behind a curtain of fog flaa dense as that of the day upon which Ellery arrived. A flat calm In the forenoon, the wind changed about three o'clock, and, beginning with a harp and sudden squall from the north-west, blew hard aud steady. Yet th fog etlll cloaked everything and refused to be blown away. . Ooln' out in this, Mr. Ellery!" ex claimed Kezlah, In amazement, as the minister put on his bat and coat about ceven that evening. "Sakea alive! you won't be able to see the way to the gate. It's as dark as a nigger's f packet and thicker than young ones 'i1a . poor man's family, as my father jusea 10 ey. iuun oe wet tnrougn. Where In the world are you bound for this night?" I The minister equivocated. lie said he bad been In the bouse all day and fell like a walk. ;j "Well, take an umbrella, then." was the housekeeper s advice. "You'll jn;ed it before you get back, I cal'late." II was dark enough and thick rntuP,). 1" a" conscience. The main t'rnnd was a black, wet void, through ; .which (.inams from lighted windows twe" big vague, yellow blotches. The 'Umbrella was useful in the same way jjttiat a blind man's cane is useful, in y i 1 i ti ir ,1, urav Tarn nf tiiMA bib. jt'.ers who met the minister carried jDterns. John IClIery stumbled on through the mist (ill he reached the "Corners" where the store was located and the roads forked. There, be urnd to the right. Into the way jailed locally "Hammond's Turn-off." ' short distance down the "Turn-off" 'uood a small, brown-shingled building, ci windows alight Opposite its door. ; i n either side of the road, grew a ; I ;i reading hornbeam tree surrounded ',', a cluster .of swamp blackberry niKhes. In the black shadow of the i hornbeam Mr. Ellery stood still. He , fas debating In his mind a question: 'hould he or should be not enter that ....n7lnf t As ha stood there, groups of neonle merged from the fog and darkness sd passed in at the door. Some of bexn he had seen during his fortnight a Trumet Others were strangers to .ins. A lantern danced and wabbled j'p the "Turn-off" from the direction ; t tM bay shore and the packet wharf. t drew near, and be saw that It was arried by an old man with long, white air and chin beard, who walked with ; slight limp. Beside him was a thin romaa wearing a black poke bonnet nd a ehawL In the rear of the pair une knottier woman, a young woman, idgtng by the way she was dressed i Dd b lithe, vigorous step. The trio i sited on the platform of the building. 1m old man blew ont the lantern, ' lien be (brew the door open and a 2esm of yellow light poured orer re srronjj. The young woman was Grace Van Hotie. The minister recognized her at once. Undoubtedly, the old man with the limp was her guardian, Cap- tain Eben Hammond, who, by common report, had spoken of him, Ellery, as a "hired priest." The door closed. A few moments thereafter the sound of a squeaky me' lodeon came from within the building, It wailed and quavered and groaned. men, with a suddenness that was startling, came the first verse of a hymn, sung with tremendous enthusi asm: "Oh, who shall answer when the Lord shall call His ransomed sinners home?" The hallelujah chorus was still ring ing when the watcher across the street stepped out from the shadow of the hornbeam. Without a pause he strode over to the platform. An other moment and the door had shut behind him. The minister of the Trumet Regular church had entered the Come-Outer chapel to attend a Come-Outer prayer- meeting! CHAPTER IV. In In Which thr Parson Cruises Strange Waters. The Come-Outer chapel was as baro inside, almost, as it was without. Bare wooden walls, a beamed celling, a raised platform at one end with a table and chairs and the melodeon upon It, rows of wooden settees for the congregation that was all. As the minister entered, the worshipers were standing up to sing. Three or four sputtering oil lamps but dimly Illumined the place and made recogni tion uncertain. The second verse of the hymn was Just beginning as Ellery came in. Most of the forty or more grown people In the chapel were too busy wrestling with the tune to turn and look at him. A ' child here and there in the .back row twisted a curious neck but twist ed back again as parental fingers tugged at Its ear. The minister tip toed to a dark corner and took his stand In front of a vacant settee. The man whom Ellery had decided must be Captain Eben Hammond was standing on the low platform beside the table. A quaint figure, patriarchal with Its flowing white hair and beard, puritanical with its set, smooth-shaven lips and tufted brows. Captain Eben held an open hymn book back in one band and beat time with the other. He wore brass-bowed spectacles well down toward the tip of his nose. Swinging a heavy, stubby finger and singing In a high, quavering voice of no particular register, he led off the third verse: 'Oh, who shall weep when the roll Is called And who shall shout for oj1" The singing over, the worshipers sat down. Captain Eben took a fig ured handkerchief from his pocket and wiped his forehead. The thin. near-sighted young woman who bad een humped over the keyboard of the melodeon, straightened up. The wor shipers relaxed a little and began to look about Then the captain adjusted his spec tacles and opened a Bible, which be took from the table beside blm. Clear ing bis throat, he announced that he would read from the Word, tenth chapter of Jeremiah: 'Thus salth the Lord. Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.' " "Amen!" The shout came from the second bench from the front where Ezekiel BasBett, clam digger and fervent re ligionist, was always to be found on meeting nights. Ezekiel was the fa ther of Susannah B. Bassett "Sukey B." for short, who played the melo deon. He had been, by successive seizures, a Seventh Day Baptist a Second Adventlst, a Mlllerite, a Regu lar, and was now the most energetic of Come-Outers. Later he was to be come a Spiritualist and preside at table-tipping seances. Ezekiel's amen was so sudden and emphatic that It startled the reader Into looking up. Instead of the faces of his congregation, he found himself treated to a view of their back hair Nearly every head was turned toward the rear corner of the room, there was buzs of whispering and, in front. many men and women were standing up to look. Ezekiel Bassett stepped forward and whispered la his ear. The cap tain's expression of righteous Indigna tion changed to one of blank aston ishment He, too, gazed at the dark corner. Then his lips tightened and be rapped smartly on the table. "My friends," be said, "let us bow In prayer." John Ellery could have repeated that prayer, almost word for word, years after that night The captain prayed for the few here gathered together: Let them be steadfast Let them be constant In the way. The path they were treading might be narrow and be set with thorns, but it Was the path leading to glory. ' "Scoffers may sneer," he declared his voice rising; "they may make mock of us, (they may even come into thy presence'to laugh at us, but theirs :s the laugh that turns to groanin'." And bo on, his remarks becomin more personal and ever pointing like a corape needle to the occupant of that seat in the corner. "O Lord," prayed Captain Hammond the perspiration In beads on his fore head, "thou hast said that the pastors become brutish and have not sought thee and that they shan't prosper. Help us tonight to labor with this one that he may see his error and repent In sackcloth and ashes." They sang once more, a hymn that prophesied woes to the unbeliever. Then Ezekiel Bassett rose to "testify. The testimony was mainly to the ef fect that he was happy because he had fled to the ark of safety while there was yet time. Captain Eben. called for more test!- mony. But the testifiers were, to use the old minstrel joke, backward in coming forward that evening. At an ordinary meeting, by this time, the shouts and .enthusiasm would have been at their height and half a dozen Come-Outers on their feet at once, re lating their experiences and proclaim ing their happiness. But tonight there was a damper; the presence of the leader of the opposition cast shadow over the gathering. Only the bravest attempted speech. The others sat silent, showing their resentment and contempt by frowning glances over their shoulders and portentous nods one to the other. The captain looked over the meet ing. Im ashamed," he said, "ashamed of the behavior of some of us In the Lord's house. This has been a failure this service of ours. We have kept still when we should have Justified our faith, and allowed the presence of a stranger to Interfere with our duty to the Almighty. And I will say," he added, his voice rising and trembling with indignation, "to him who came here uninvited and broke up this meet in', that It would be well for him to remember the words of Scriptur', "Woe unto ye, false prophets and workers of Iniquity.' Let him remember what the divine wisdom put into my head to read to-night: 'The pastors have become brutish and have not sought the Lord; therefore they shall not prosper.' " "Amen!" "Amen!" "Amen!" "So be It!" The cries came from all parts of the little room. They ceased abruptly, for John Ellery was on his feet. "Captain Hammond," he said, "I re alize that I have no right to speak In this building, but I must say one word. My coming here to-night may have been mistake; I'm Inclined to think It was. But I came not, as you seem to Infer, to sneer and scoff; cer tainly I had no wish to disturb your service. I came because I had heard repeatedly, since my arrival in this town, of this society and its meetings. I had heard, too, that there seemed to be a feeling of antagonism, almost hatred, against me among you here, I couldn't see why. Most of you have, I believe, been at one time members of the church where I preach. I wished to find out for myself how much of truth there was in the sto ries I had heard and to see If a bet ter feeling between the two societies might not be brought about. Those were my reasons for coming here to night. As for my being a false pToph- mm "I'm Not Crying," She Gasped. et and a worker of Iniquity" he smiled "well, there Is another verse of Scripture I would call to your at tention: 'Judge not, that ye be not Judged.' " He sat down. There was silence for a. moment and then a buzz of whis pering. Captain nen, who had heard him with a face of iron hardness, rapped the table. "We will sing in closin'," he said, "the forty-6econd hymn. After which the benediction will be pronounced." The Regular minister left the Come Outers' meeting with the unpleasant conviction that he had blundered bad ly. His visit. Instead of tending toward better understanding and more cor dial relationship, had been regarded as an Intrusion. ' So that old bigot was the Van Home girl's "uncle." It hardly seemed pos sible that she, who appeared so re fined and ladylike when he met ber at tbe parsonage, should be a memoer of that curious company. When he rose to speak he had seen her In tbe front row, beside the thin, middle-aged female who bad entered tbe chapel with Captain Hammond and with her. She was looking at him intently The lamp over tbe speaker's table had shone full on ber fsce and tbe picture remained In bis memory. He saw ber eyes and the wavy shadows of ber hair on her forehead. He had taken but a few steps when there was a rustle in the wet grass behind blm. "Mr. Ellery," whispered a voice, "Mr. Ellery, may I speak to you just a moment?" He wheeled In surprise. "Why! why, Miss Van' Horne!" be exclaimed. "Is it you?" "I felt," she said, "that I must see you and explain. I am so sorry you came here to-night. Oh,' I wish you hadn't. What made you do It?" "I came," began Ellery, somewhat stiffly, "because I well, because I thought it might be a good thing to do." There was a bitterness In his tone, unmistakable. And a little laugh from his companion did not tend to soothe his feelings. "Thank you," he said. "Perhaps it is funny. I did not find .It so. 'Good evening." The girl detained blm as he was turning away. "I came after you," went on Grace" rapidly and with nervous haste, "be cause I felt that you ought not to mis Judge my uncle for what be said to night. He wouldn't have hurt your feelings for the world. He Is a good man and does' good to everybody. If you only knew the good he does do, you wouldn't you wouldn't dare think hardly of him." "I'm not Judging your uncle," he de clared. "It seemed to me that the boot was on the other leg." I know, but you do Judge him, and you mustn't. You see, he thought you had come to make fun of him and us. Some of the Regular people do, people who aren't fit to tie his shoes. And so he spoke against you. He'll be sorry when he thinks It over. That's what I came to tell you. I ask your pardon for for him." She turned away now, and it was the minister who detained her. "I've been thinking," he 6ald slowly, for In his present state of mind it was a hard thing to say, "that perhaps I ought to apologize, too. I'm afraid I did disturb your service and I'm sorry. I meant well, but What's that? Rain?" There was no doubt about It; it was rain and plenty of it It came in a swooping downpour that beat upon the trees and bushes and roared upon tbe roof of the chapel. 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I'm sorry, if my company is distasteful, but" He did not finish the sentence, think ing, It may be, that she might finish it for blm. But she was silent, merely removing her hand from the handle. She took a step forward; he followed, holding the umbrella over ber head, They plashed on, without speaking, through the rapidly forming puddles. Presently she stumbled and he caught ber arm to prevent her falling. To his surprise he felt that arm shake in his grasp. "Why, Miss Van-Horne!" ha ex claimed in great concern, "are you crying? I beg your pardon. Of course I wouldn't think of going another step with you. I didn't mean to trouble you. I only If you will please take this umbrella " Again he tried to transfer the um brella and again she pushed It away. I I'm not crying," she gasped; but oh, dearl this is so funny!" Funny!" be repeated. "Well, per haps it is. Our ideas of fun seem to differ. I" Oh, but It Is so funny. You don't understand. What do you think your congregation would say if they knew you had been to a Come-Outers' meet ing and then Insisted on seeing a Come-Outer girl home?" John Ellery swallowed hard. A vi sion of Captain Elkanah Daniels and the stately Miss Annabel rose before bis mind's eye. He hadn't thought of his congregation in connection with this impromptu rescue of a damsel in distress. "Possibly your Uncle Eben might be somewhat er surprised if he knew you were with me. Perhaps he might have something to say on the sub ject." .' ... "I guess he would. We shall know very soon. I ran away and left him with Mrs. Poundberry, our bousekeep- He doesn't know where I am. I wonder he hasn't turned back to look for me before this. We shall probably meet him at any moment" Fifty yards away the lighted win dows of the Hammond tavern gleamed yellow. Farther on, over a ragged, moving fringe of grass and weeds, was black, flat expanse the bay. And a little way out upon that expanse twinkled the lights of a vessel. A chain rattled. Voices shouting exult Ingly came to their ears. Why!" exclaimed Grace In excited wonder, "it's the packet! She was due this morning, but we didn't expect her In till to-morrow.. How did she And ber way in tbe fog? I must tell uncle." She started to run toward tbe bouse. Tbe minister would have followed with tbe umbrella, but she stopped him. "No, Mr. Ellery," ibe urged earnest ty. "No. please don't I'm all right now. Thank you Good night" A few steps farther on she turned. "I hope Cap'D Elkanah won't know," she whispered, the laugh returning U her voice "Good night." (TO BU CONTTW1ITOJ . UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES. ft nin jo too, Swlf1I i- r ?5 a I Krvy&iy -::. Ww ':-i h ... urn w i 1 " 1 ALLEN'S FOOTEASE, ThcAntisen''cpo"'t1rrfh.lkcn into ! the shoes The Standard Hem- cdy lor the leet for a quarter j ccuturv mom testimonials. So'd i Trade Mai k everywhere. Sample 1KI. i'.- i Aildrem. Allen S. Olmsted. I.e Uov. V. . Tli Man who put the EEs In FEET.: q 1 1 mm? 1 11,11 l.. 1'- -'a.-, Something to Be Thankful For. Michael Aieehan was the proud pos sessor of a brand new silk high hat. At thp wakr; of his dearest enemy he I had guarded it carefully, and as u consequence was strolling home with the tile unscathed. As he passed t!u- site of a building operation a lady-1 acquaintance nodded pleasantly. With an ostentatious wave of the 1 hit tvhifili nvlitliltnrl it In ovr'llonf ml. I vantage, Michael bowed. At the same j Familiar to "Mike." moment a brick sailed down from an j negro clairvoyant who for some upper floor and bounced from his time nlUHquera(led as a Hindoo was bared skull. Upon coming to he in- I recenl lv visited bv a collector, Mike "Now,, Willie, if the minister comes to dinner tonight you are not to ask for a second piece of pie." "Why, is dat wicked?" quired anxiously for the hat. A by stander restored It unharmed. Mike felt the egg-sized lump on his head occasioned by the impact of the brick, r. ltd then regarded his undamaged tilt. "Hegorry." lie sighed in satis faction, "it's lucky it is I saw the loii'.y in toime!" O'Conner. "All." smiled the clairvoyant, "ze gi iit !:ii;n wantz ze palm read?" "N'o." said Mike, "ze genzelman has ze bill for you." When the bill was produced the palm reader forgot his Hindoo an cestors and a stream of perfect Eng lish swear words poured from hit lips. "Ah." said Mike, smiling, "ze gen- Mark Twain and T. R. Augustus Thomas, the playwright. kept the mirth alive with story after zelman sounds more like ze Indiana story. One had reference to a game j nvemie zan ze Hindoo." Indianapolis in which the players, so Mr. Thomas News. said, were Colonel Roosevelt, the late ; Mark Twain and himself. "In the course of the game Colonel Roosevelt talked much of war." said Mr. Thomas. "And I remember him turning to Mark Twain anil asking him if it were true that the bravest men were nervous v. hen they faced he enemy, and Mark Twain, being an old confederate soldier, replied: 'Yes, that is quite true, for I remember vtWly to thi3 day that 1 had the ouality of maintaining it all through the engagement.' " New York Sun. Only after trying does a man realize the many things he can't do. A GOOD BREAKFAST. Some Persons Never Know What It Means. Taste. "Which has the best taste, von or your wife?" "I am sure my wife has." "That is very generous of you." "I could not well deny it. in view of the person each of us married." For a Rubber Plant. Wten the leaves turn yellow nnd fa'l off the plant is dying. Feed it a tablespoonful of olive oil every two weeks. Also wash the plant once a week with warm soapsud3, letting the warm suds moisten the earth thor oughly. Sprinkle every other day. This name treatment should be used on ferns. FOLEY KIDNEY PILLS Are Richest in Curative Qualities FOR BACKACHE, RHEUMATISM, KIDNEYS ANO BLADDER A good breakfast, a good appetite and good digestion mean everything to the man, woman or child who has anything to do, and wants to get a good start toward doing at. A Mo. man tells of his wife's "good breakfast" and also supper, made out of Crape-Nuts and cream. He says: "I should like to tell you how much good Grape-Nuts has done for my wife. After being in poor health for the last 18 .years, during part of the time scarcely anything would stay on her stomach long enough to nourish her, Anally at the suggestion of a friend she tried Grape-Nuts.. "Now, after about four weeks on this delicious and nutritious food, she has picked up most wonderfully and seems as well as anyone can be. "Every morning she makes a good breakfast on Grape-Nut eaten Just as it comes from the package with cream I or milk added; aud then again the same at supper and the change In her j is wonderful "We can't speak too highly( of Grape-Nuts as a food after our re markable experience." Name given by Postum Co., Pattle Creek, Mich. Read the little book. "T Road to tTF -3 j e . : j J ; Wellville," in pkgs. "There's a Rea- if LrtOooihSrrap. Taa Good. I'm fij l 80D- H t.tlT.. Bold fcr Dnn,. f l Er read the l'"- A "" aaa lilrml, Adv, - W ft y f':j". i q c t.