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Our terms for announcing oandidates are $1 for state and district offices, for oounty offices, and 3 for precinct and mu- nioipal. Terras, casa. GENERAL DIRECTORY. OFFICIAL IMRIii rOBV, coNOiisiMAN Nth iiihthict: " Boa. L. W. Moore, of Fayette County. aKXATU-2.'ITH district: Hon. W. H. Burge, of (Juadalupe Co. pniiTATivii Blur uiktiiict: Hon. flex. T Mcliehue, ol liny a Co. Bon. 1. t. KMIkuii, of Caldwell Co. OIHTRlOT CIOVUT Uttll IIIKTSIOT. Hon. H. TelolunuolUr, Preaiiling Judge, LaGrange J. M. Belliany, Attorney, Au.llnCo. THBH OF nOLIUKII OOURT. FUrs. lat Holiday! In Vtarcb and September. Kay coutlnue lUree weeks. oouT orrioiKi. Rd R. Kone, Judge County Court. Jan.fl. Bio rev. County Clerk. Tlioi. J. Peel, Diatricl CUrk. H. HcUr de, County Attorney. J. it. DavU. SberllT. t. H. Johnson, County Treasurer. K. S. Portion, tliaiior, Olio flroos, Hurreyor. T. K. Kotirqureau. Commissioner Preolnet No. 1. J. T. Goforili, " .... a. J. W. Thorn, " " . II. H. Wtllilte. " " K. i. 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Public School Trnnteei meet flrat Tneidav tn each month at the Maror'a oce. chi;kciix. METHODIST Praarihlnr at the Wethadlat Oharoh every Sabbath, Rev. . H. D. Biggs, Paator. unsay Srboolat Sa.m. Singing at 3 o'clotk p. m. Prayer Meeting on Wednesday. Toong Heu's pray er meeiing on Monday airbt. BAPTIST. Preach in at the Bastiet Church every Sundae. Rev. W. 0. BeverleT, Pastor, Sunday Schoel att:30 a. as. Tooug men's prayer meeting Ttieadav night. Congregational prayer, aeetlnr Werlneedav nlvht. PKRSBTTCR1AM. feerviees lad and 41b Sundays each month. pastor. Sunday Ssbool everv s&Ka.k at e-ea A.m. a.ifr Meet-1 lag every Thareday at t:30 . m. All e:e Invited I to attend . ' CHKIsn AN. F.lder Paeler. I aday Srkoel at a. -a. A cardial Invltaliea ear- I leaded to all. PKOrtir ANT RPISCOPAL e. Calbreeth.! Paitnr. Services the Ind and 1th Sandata la each CATROLlr , ..l. ... 1'. .4, -k v. father a'rallb Peeler. nAii.n. RIVAt. AND DEPARTURE Or". 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T DOOR TO FOSTOFFICEi- ' sarlte Saadal Ataa-wt. a a mp 'pvv a,liTMna rv.i1 Varaaae Tir' aii. arsx. cotrr.r. na ao. rir.s i,. i ce. w-ai tiii i - UJt. krau..CksnrveTK. tir. e. at IA C0T Uea .. ra..n. frasa a.k- UBiwt nte rirf TOTfH. e 'iwn. a-tk swu aa. aaS-k a- aC 1W .a Tax We a" '"' aee -. 'w aar.v Oar. """nHhi an prrmw al I ke: r e M""" y1!- . . ' -t a akaa t, r mntt tla fca a Wk. -flea t0.tae la.'. " enrk aa-ea. -aa e i are a-e I'M. SH la 1nat''(r''rtenl-Jta.riJ.a la i . hh'.l i r 1 i lur . I '"asv-ai C. A 4 k:aae ae atee ia.l. iaaia.-3fa.-a. NI1SMS. DR. N- M. NYE DENTIST, Johnson Building-, on the Square, Special attention given to Diseases of the Mouth and Facial Neuralgia. ror8ly BUSINESS DIRECTORY. BANKERS. GLOVER NATIONAL BANK OF Marcos, North side Plaza. 8AN FIRST NATIONAL BANK of San Mar cos, Southeast Corner Plaza. LA WY RS. CI B. McBRIDE, Att'y and Land Agent, O Office over First National Bauk, San Marcos. NOTARY PUBLIC. T H. JULIAN, Judge Wood's New Build. JL. lug. 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Consul to Italy, author of "The Glory and Shame of England," "America's Advancement," etc., etc, etc, writes as follows: New York, August 1, lRfifl. I . llK E. 27th St. J Dr. J. C. Atir & Co., iAjw rll, Miuw., OciitlKiueti: A stmse of grntitmlo anil the desire to render a service to the public iiiiH.'l me to wake the following elnti'iiii'iiiH: My college'career, at New ITavon, was inturrupttitl by u severe cold wliicli so enfeebled tun that, for ten years, I had a liurd strugglo for life, llomorrlinge from the bronchial passages was the result of almost every fresh e xixisure. For years I was under treatment of the ablest practitioners without avuil. At last I learnud of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, which I used (moderately and In small doses) at the Itrst recurrence of a cold or any chest difficulty, and from which I invariably found relief. This was over 25 years apo. With all sorts of exposure, in all sorts of climates, I have never, to this day, had any cold nor any affection of the throat or lungs which did not yield to Ayer's Chbeht Fectoral within 24 hours. Of course I have never allowed my self to be without this remedy in all my voyages and travels. Under my own observation, it has given relief to vast numbers of persons; while In acute cases of pulmonary inflammation, such as croup and diphtheria in children, life lias been preserved through its effects. I recommend its use in light but fre quent doses. Properly administered, in accordance with your directions, it is A Priceless Blessing in any house. T speak earnestly because I feel earnestly. I have known many cases of apparently con tinned bronchitis mid cough, with loss of voice, particu larly among clergymen and other public speakers, perfectly cured by this medi cine. Faithfully yours, C. EDWARDS LESTER. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, Prepared by Dr. J.C. AyerfcCo.,I.oweII, Maaa. Gold by all DrugglsU and Dealers In Medicine. HEALTH HINTS. 80ME SUGGESTIONS REGARDING TUB TREATMENT OF COUGHS. AND COLDS, WORTH REMEMBERING. A cough is usually tho symptom of some disease, the character oi tne cough denotes the nature of the disease. A coiifrh should never bo sunDressed but tho desease cured, then the cough will stop of itself. The most common disease that causes coucrhins'. is a cold When a person takes coid, many of the air cells of the lungs becomo obstructed witii mucus, tne cousrninar is an effort of nature to relieve the lungs and that is the lirst and most important thine to be dnnu in treating a CO Id. The lungs should be relieved and the secretions opened. Which is the best ac complished by giving Chamberlain's Cougji Remedy. It is the only prepara tion in use that will cause tho expulsion of mucus from the air cells of the lungs. It also renders the mucus loss tenacious and easier to expectorate and opens the secrctloDs.niding nature in relieving the lungs and freeing the system of all mor bid matter affeclually curing the cold. It nets in perfect harmony with nature and is the onlv preparation in common use that does. Natures way is to open the secretions, render the mucus less tonacious and easier to expectorate and relieve the lungs and that is precisely the effect of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy. You ask: "How do we know that is natures wav?" Because if your system is strong enough to stand it nature, win in tune relieve it oi mo cold without the aid of any medicine and that is just the way it goes about it, but many an "iron constitution" has been sevcrly racked by leaving nature alone and unaided to do tho work. No one can ail'ord to neglect a cold, as catarrh anil chronic bronchitis are caused by neglected colds. When a per son nas a com tne mucus momornne lining tho air passages of tho head, throat and lungs is inflamed, the inflam mation however is "acute" and can be cured, if not cured but kept up by the cold or by a succession or coias which is a very common occurrence, the inflammation becomes chronic, and if n the head, is known as catarrh; if in the wind nine and branches of it ex tending to all parts of the lungs, it is called chronic bronchitis. Neitnercat arrh nor chronic bronchitis can be per manently cured, as when apparently cured, a cold will bring them on again and every succeeding com win aggravate them. These are facts which no ohsorvinir tiersnn can denv. It is of the uljnost importance that every cold he ci.red as Quickly as possmie aucr the first symptoms appear and it has been ahundently proven that there ia no TriPUicine idii win euro a nm iu leas time than Chamberlain's Cough 1 whinkers ahowetl no respect for tho pre Romedy, besides it leaves the system in ' vniling fuahion in hirsute trimming, and ai hoalthy a condition as it was before ; his clothes wcro a slap at nil decent rar- the oold was contracted. For Sale ly Kaynolds & Daniel. e1! For womahs Disease Irregularities PEtJUAR-i -HER-5EX. aPzrfuct HscriXAnia Hin Poveeful, Tor.-ic. & tr-TA KCN-CURING THZ ' CH A1SLGJG OF LIFE CP CAT SVFFClHCD DANGER VTILL EE PVVIVLV. s tD VM-r Huurs. BrJ3FieldRegulato.CcJ ATLANTA.GA. J I or aaja i j ul Ira?;'iar! n l !-.r. (II P NEW.SI'APFJ.S. for wrirr rnny j-sper,23cVI00. sttli-cce SWOx y?sa.v - CHRISTHAS Is here; Winds whistle shrill, Icy and chill. Little care we; Little we fear Weather with out, Sheltered about The mahogany tree. Thackeray. IIILLSFORD'S HERMIT. A CHRISTMAS STORY, NOT AFTER THE REGULATION PATTERN. ILLSFORD is a pretty little j village on a river us puro as truth, in the heart of tho Irosquissus valley, with mountains walling it in north and south. At the time I write of it had all tho requisites of a thriving town, including a population which dripped with self satisfaction. Tliis very comfortablo commodity was so dense and universal that it fairly cov ered the place like a fog. Hulsford s most remarkable citizen was a hermit, an unkempt and eccentric in dividual, who lived in a cabin high tip on tho North mountain, and was known as "Old Weaver." In winter, when tho foliago was less abundant, his small dwelling could be seen from tho village, a little speck of crude architecture, the smoke from which curled sometimes into the very sky. It was pointed out to vis itors, who were told, without loss of time, of tho hermit, his civilization defy ing liabits and unspeakablo appearance. But it was difficult to exhibit the man himself. lie came down to the villago at infrequent intervals and then tarried only long enough to procure some sim ple necessities and departed without holding speech with any one. Tho townspeople had tried to break into the privacy of his home without avail. They had been re pulsed with looks and gestures which inspired fear and helped to confirm tho opinion tliat "Old Weaver was craxy and had better lie let alone." And surely no man in hia right mind could live tho life lio lived. Ilia hair and rients. IIo rarely spoke at nil, init when f.o did his words were hrlelness itsclr. In summer thev w ho went near his ! cabin sometimes found him pitting otit ' side reading the Uible, nn orctijKition j rH.n. .I.J..I. tlt.,r wa a 1.1 nfit rlwila- . I i ri.rt I 1 I ,1,1. . . . . V . . . . . ' j .uw.u " - ' - J - . him. Tliis caused some to decid' titit he was "a retiioiui crank." ond helped to dissipate the theorv that ho had rom ruitted some terrii.la crime. Ilillsford was full nt wonder about the hermit's past life and ontecfdi'nta. Isit as there : was ailutol v no way oi nnin' it it was obliged to remain incnn-1 l;iirinincr. All it knew aliout l.iin was that a-ver:d j years l.fin the time I pk of he luid arrived in tlic villatrc. rMirr ha.sol a pia of land nn the top of t!x mountain. '. reared a cabin and U-runahfetaf aolitti'lo I rarfi.1Iy Inomprcuenial.la" to ties peor''" of the raUV-v. 1 At Lirt ther molv srttll dnrn to tho hclif-f tliat OM XVoavor liad bran , rTOSaVl in love." LvtTybudy knew th.it lore. If it did not run anvrrthly. roulj ' vrm pr'ple rompl' tiy. Tliia cave ,im rxotpttonla! lntm-t in ll r-te-"f tin yon an I nitiTjjrTuL altlsrsih I Ire Jnost imarrinatire nuxxig them niulJ rx4 lay-tore luia as havinz evrT t-n a -r-fnia"r cujcsUe of inHrin Urn sliause lorai-y. NV-ver r"tT" they fnl'y svxT4? rt I.U raliioas a rntrar.tic f.r"ir" until afVT M had I -arntt-n vy" tor a Nerw York j'um.-il. A nersnirttjaT yTTeaaroVtit, fn ruzanft rajatin. at aail rrrl tnfn HiiWra-.!. ar-i. of evajraa. srjai hard a'jott t hrT5;t, awaoe raJ )3 Carre II It :JS"e wus out bide of tho usual anil uninterest inir in tho place. Ho at once spun out n column anil a nail oi eoliu nonpareil. v ........ mostly speculation, tinged with senti ment, about tho curious recluse, This had n good result. It dignified tho old man in tho minds of tho Milford- luns. It lifted him from tho rank of a crazy old mountaineer to on eccentric; hermit, with extraordinary sentimental pOBSiuumea dcuuiu mm. It was often said that Weaver would , bo found starved or frozen to death soino time. So every winter there was talk of " looking after mm," by those in author ity, but it ended in talk, as ho was not exactly the kind of roan to dictato to, In the vernacular of Simpson's grocery, no was "a Hard one to tackle." In tho beginning of the hermit's lost winter on tho mountain somo hunters, driven by cold to Ida cabin, entered and found him moaning on his rude couch. They spread the news in Milford, and "the authorities" conferred together and decided that it was timo to act. lint what should they do with him? Nobodv could go up to his lodge on tho mountain . ...... . C 1 . . f i 1 ., 1 1 to mbu care cu mm; nia wieiciu'u u welt ing contained no comforts. And nobody wanted to take mm into ins Home, There was the county house, where all paupers were sent, but tliat was near the count v seat, seven miles nwnv. They who wore most outspoken In the matter of having mm "looked niter an who owned the largest and most com. fortablo houses, "heuiiued and liawod' when it came to a question of taking him in. Borne one, in a moment of hu mane feeling, suggested that tho sovon miles' journey to the poorhouse might prove dangerous to the sick man, and might even throw serious blame on those who became responsible for it, However, after much- thought and more talk had been put upon the subject, the poorhouse faction prevailed, and the flat went fortli that Old Weaver must be taken charge of by the county, willing or unwilling.. Tho expedition set forth the next morning. It was principally composed of "the authorities," otherwise hard headed nnd dictatorial personages, with that degree of heart lessness peculiar to tho cIums known as "prominent citizens." A neavy snow lay xm tho ground, and tho mountain roads wcro unbroken. A big sled, generously supplied with straw and lunch baskets, was mode ready. The departure of this hermit capturing expedition was an event. The pontofllco loafers gazed upon tho imposing specta cle with envy in their hearts, though they cheered the noblo philanthropists roundly. The people at tho corner drug store were all outsulo waving their hats and making other demonstrations of good will and interest. The yarn spinners at Simpson's grocery held their tobacco firmly lietween their teeth and their hands in their trouscra' pockets as tho sled went by. This was their manner of expressing a verv warm in terest Women wutched from doors, windows and porches, as women always do, and a swarm of enthusiastic small boys hung on to tho sled until driven back when half a mile out of town. The philanthropists reached Weaver's cabin lato in the day, after digging their way through great snowdrifts. All this j ncrolo exertion uuulo them feel more dominant in spirit than over. The very first rnpon tho hermit's door Imd tho sound of Authority in. it, delivered as it wan by tlic formidable list of the town marshal, backed by the approbation of tho other prominent citizens who accom panied him. There was no response. The expression of decision on tho mor slutl's face deeper! as he liegan to lieut upon the door with lioth lUts ami kick it witli the thick soles of his treuM'iadous boot Still tliero was no answer. Whilo ther wcro parlcvinfJ oliotit whether it was time to um tho ox oi not tho closed shutter of the lieriuit'a I sinjrlo window opened. rcvealinR t ! hat;pard f.uv. in whir-h bluzetl a jsiir of ! eves wh'rso wrathful Ir-htmiu; f.iiiiy an , nlhilatel (he prominent rjluctiv "What do vou waul?" he ose-d. after moment of di:-nilitin(r aili-n'-e. ail they atol. word !-, under tho a;a-ll of i liii ii!iH.!;en aner. I "We heard run wen hi k," aaid llir mnrhal. ! "W.lir "We knew rori wrniM lK?p." anid . i the jilslit-c of tho ra-ws. "and ai ramr j ; to trv tj d Hisnetliini; fr trx. "Yi have fmt ytnirsrlvt-ai to unnraipav ary tmuhle. I ;int tvslun-:." j "Itut otir duty as ritm na will ntA o!!'w into H a f-llow Li-ing saufftT." I anid I )-.KrTi White. "Ysir I r! !ey i t rrjiv) your mm Irtisir.a-." er.iil t! la'rmit. I . "II. n b IY. Ibirv'r. who will rxlp! : ri-r;t .X if rou w iil bt n In." bI j lr. .Stni.'l ti, s.i--i a i .-an.irvnt nti-n. I Tlx- !'-tir f.'r1 r'.t.l. rufixin ra in , lurxt t'tJ hTvlitvraf tire ra-filar trte T-r'Tc tiiiai I. ia i"au; any U-uiujun; oni Lie " n a" va-at. V.:a a I arn anearr raf I.V I r"rU -.! t f(r I r. 11 tfa-fly. I'niil l-i te- tim- ' xrtss' rj-." rnt'iT-"l the- lrsi!. ai'j arr.TKi!.ir.j rw-n.-rx-rt i.tn-in in l ie . Wl'l'-r-a. ' Ttf J-r-'i-sr v,Vt5 nf'jT t!i: aV--r-' ii ar.l. it I ?aa- teare lt-.'i-., fr'i era v t f --.! !.n i J; patfonta. This ofTeithlv d.iiunce tif their authority wn:i the tacitly understood signal for u concerted rally of the rettcu era, Instinctively they drew neurer to- getiicT, ana one said: tv ,SS - " . Jtav - -r- lull MOANING ON HIS KL'PK COUCH. "Come, come, Weaver, this is no way to do. Wo ure hero in the friendliest spirit, nnd arc sincerely anxious to have you taken euro of. You are a sick man. You ought not to bo alone us you arc." "Well, what do you propose to do with me?" "Wliy, why take you where yon will bo properly cared for, of course," answered Justice McCrackcn. "Now, that is kind, 1 admit," said tho hermit, nnd ho looked nt them witli u si range, amused expression in his eyes, liulioving that they were guiuln ground, thev grew bolder. "Yes, wo wish to bo kind. Wo can't let you lioii.'ih up here, you know." "Well, whore do you propose to take me?" "Hem, li'm: why, you see, Weaver you see llillfiford has no hospital and" But vou have fixed unon somo tilnre for mo, I prcsumo?" questioned tho her mit, ia the tone of ouo about to sur render. Y-c-s. finoke uo another. "We thought we would take you to Johns town." "All, that's the count' scat, (snt IiT "Yes." "And the county house is near thoro, isn't it?" "Yes." "Well, that's a good enough place for any one who wants to go there. I don't Now it is time for you to leave," and he shut tho window. The besieircrs conferred together nnd again began to beat upon the door. Feel ing raoro courageous when weavers wild eyes wore not on thorn they called to him that he must consent to go with them, or they would take him by force. The window openod once more nnd re vealed the gaunt form of the hermit frraspinir a shotgun. Instinctively the uttacking party fell back a few paces. Tlic liennlt stioko: "I will blow tne head off any mun who again lays a hand uixin my door. I am in my own house, on my own ground, and there is not law enough in tho republic to permit you to enter and lay a hand on a man who if neither criminal nor pauper. Had you come hero profiling private clinrity 1 should have resented it, but I should have respected you. As it is I will kill you like dogs if you trouble me a mo ment more. And ho pointed tho gun at them in a way that was convincing. (iruniblingly thny moved away, "lioi right." said the justice, who had a mor tal fear of firearms; "he's not a pauiier. He owns this ground and lie owns the house. If he won't come with us wil liriL'lv wo shall have to let him alone." . '. a . ...... 'lie s as cruzy ns a kite, piped uptwc or three others, anxious to cover up their clmgrin. "lie ought to bo confined as a danger ous lunatic," said the doctor, in whose Irowom still rankled Weavers K)honed arrow. They reached Ilillsford In a crestfallen frnmo of mind, all agreeing tliat the lier init might die a dozen times over before they would "tint themselves out" to do anything for him again, lwo weeks later, wiion the weatner was bitter cold, Hobby Hart, a sturdy 12-year-old, rushed into his mothers sitting room nno nftcrnoon, bursting witli news. "UlU weavers in town, lie iKinttHl. His mother looked up from her sewing macmne witn interest. Like everybody Ise in Ilillsford she knew tho history of Uie fruitless siege of the hermit s cabin, es. lies here: awful sick, too; out of Iiih head, and is Ivmg on the floor in the back part of Hunt's grocery. They're foili Id ftetiri uuu III IIH7 lajuruotuw iu 1. 1. ...... ...... n "Not in this terriblo weather," said Mrs. Hart, locking alarmed. "Yes; right oil. There's no place here lor mm. tiicy say. "No place for poor old sick man In all Ilillsford? We are not so bad as that, Itobdv, I am sure." "Oh, but I heard Judge Markle and Deacon White and all of them say so. It's settled." l WILL CILX. TOC UCK VOO." Tethaps rnat." atat.1 JJr. Hart as Vrvi to I "it on rx r lamixt ami cloak. Kbe araa, prrhataa. t lae tea: ire" ta-Tarari csf rdir)Tiiit and fadurauraa in trap Urwa arxl t.'v mat l-t-tajjt. vaa a at s.Jor. la-m aajlT (liner are-ra a nr ft I t: and a cut 4 t'ymn. Ilj m-minz aW l.rM in l.t an ! rla . aiat manned to Lrp lb- -.' cart t4 McbL . 'Trm ;ar.wJ I t I VatJ-r ahe ernrt trrrr i Ia I It! a t-a era. tfe lae-rnLrt, ao-I at orr L n-w t h;,t h arts a k atrito ttnj h. Aa o at ; S aj to trar.e-aj jrj Id v t I - - IrflK1 Joiinstown drew op at fh5 door lira, liart touched the at m of Judge HuaaeU, ' who acemcd to be clothed witli mora authority just thou lluiu any of. tho other "prominent cltiuens" who hovered about, and said: "I will take enro of Weaver If you wfll end him to my houses Ho is a very tick man, already groat ly exhausted by his journey down the mountain. The drive to Johnstown might kill lilm." : " "Roally, Mrs. liart, you're always do ing too much for others. . Young Dr. Clay wan in hero a bit ago, and he said tho old fellow oughtn't to be moved to rar. Hut yon d better think twice beforo you take him. Ho'll be an awful . cltnrge.'' t auuw uuu, eiiu aiunrini, uuis will tuko him and do the best I can for him." (So tho hermit was put upon the al.xt arwl ilnllvormt at Mr IlnW a liVia m bale of merchandise Tito willow's un selfishness kindled a temiwrary Home of ' tho Kouio nature hi other breasts, and for the moment volunteer help was plenty. She took advantage of some of this to gel . her mtient Ixithcu nnd bnrbercd and put to lied in a comfortablo, Christian way. . Thon liegan for her weeks of euro, work and anxiety. Tho sewing machine was silent, with the unpleasant conse quence of low finances. Contributions to tho comfort of tho sick man fell away as tuno passed nnd tho atlair Oceania an old story. Young Dr. Clay alone to- uiuii,, uiuiiiiiui. . itiuuuiiuvaiuflai .f.tivia had dwindled down to nd vice. All In all , Mm. Hurt had "a hard pull of It." At liiat tho hermit Locarno convnlcs ccnt 1'inding himself in a home whore relincnieut and kindness prevailed, he fell into the ways of its inmates as nat urally ns if ho had been accustomed to civilization nil his life. Ho talked genl- ally unit charmingly, and seemed, pos sessed of ns much information as any man or tne world, i;iuti in ma right -mind and conventional clothes, ho lost his character of hermit entirely. Many of tho signs of age, too. had disappeared under tho good oflicesof tho tailor nnd the barber. Ilodid not look a dny over 43, He was quite well now, but he showed no disiHMdtion to return to his semi-sav- 11 go lite, ho far as anyone outside of Mrs. Hurt s Home knew. Christmas was almost at hand. Hills- ford was busy buviug its presents and getting up festivities. At Mrs. Hart's, tho preparations were on a scalo so simple that they were almost pathetic. i wo uura bciore inriaimag tne town had something new to talk about. A middle aged gentleman and lady of the miner cluss. apparently, arrived at mo Hillsford hotel and asked for Weaver. While they rested and dined they were regaled with the story of the' hermit's queer doings, tho ineffectual attempt to send him to the tioorhouse, the widow Hart's Interference and -everything. Then they were piloted to the Hart door, and for two days afterward, although the town was almost eaten up by curios ity, it coiud lind out notldng at all about them. It got tho wholo story on Christmas from The Weekly Chronicle. fa.'. A VMM, THEIH C1UII8TMAS OUT, Ourtwulmerlll h aurpnaed and (rrstlfled to trarn tlml Mra. Carullne Hurt was married nlffbt tmfora but 4a Mr. Vlun-nt II. Wntrer, of New V.irk. Tba ervuionjr took pines at the bride's boinnat So'clix lt. The uraoin'a slater, lira. C. V. Burrenaon, and liar huabaod, jilao of New York, and two or three of tba brldoa luaeat (rirnds were the only Ruvata. lira, ilart, now Mrs. Wearer, aa everybody kooara, la one of the moat highly nwpotteU Uulka of lIUkfnnL AlthoiiKb far from rich, aha bna bean phllauthroplu lo an extraonlluary deaden, F.eery one knows hoar Wearer, tna bentilt, fell sick one ilay early In the winter when bo came Into town to buy aoiiui aunpUtai, and VI ra. Hart had bliii removed f i her cottage to preroiit blabeiiur token lo the county uuuao at Johnstown. But not until raonnUy did any one know that Ilermaa Wrwrcr tna baruill. and Vlntrnt IL Wearer tba ct'lvbratnl author were one and the aft ma. It haa been arenerally belia-eed Uiat oar berroK bail been the rktlm of aoinei cruelty at Cupid's ban, la, and for this raaaoa had oUsaerted tho ao en-ty ch? his fellow men. We learn from good authority tliat thle dafranaia was bMorreet. II Urrd In has mountain cantn becauaw be could ther oVrote blmaptf lo the work of writlns; hi books a Hbout th rlak of belaa; lured away by any of the tbouaand tlireratooa whk'h tnnyt blm froca hlabSI In tho city. Ilia character of arml-eara? aa aaaunatid lo pmtret blm frooi IntruuVra. Mr. W'earrr really did not Mr labia mountaia ImUrebair the tl tna be area eurrpoard to. Oftra, for muiitha tiarKher, he would baabarot, murnuj ah Ui wiu and hlteraleura of lb inetroiUa. Ha haa area IWn aaeeral tlnsm lo Curofaa, wbii U pr.1 of Hillaford auppaswd blot la Ui wttbia bl solitary riMi Kcaajsiuic he la. lo b aura. For Instanos. w haea been loal that IWor be ) of aiarrlaara Iu Mra. Hart be put l.lD Is brr nans la a aub atanHal Nra Viark bank and art -Jed a nantbxian tains erraaa aarb of brr tw rhUdrra. It arlaneal to make tare- Ind'etident brfors tbe qnrataoa at sama.ee waa dMntaaeal, aa'l b rooMderrd ber eaulled lo aS be oouM d for bar for be tag takra blm la ber ban, thereby as. Ill ( bat bf vbra W a at aVet h 'a duor. Tata at a trae ara anaU-b, wtthoaat douht. Tbrtr Cbnaunaa rtft la thai very boat aa 8aata Causa' nark. It a. bheiial -Lam.- ana rosirai-nda taa Water taut of ran b and a pari low of Wait a. Mr. W aor aaxle a anal trti ta baa rmhta aa tba aaawilaj Use otUrr Oar. and sua acrraa tta atoer 1 bi lau artlTai "Il la a4 rnud for aaaa So be alasae. t aci Mra rarer aid euiUJ a a;4rdal aoaaaa W-re f. r laar aauanar borrar. bat w IU rrm4 tWer arfaTa aa f ear lark. Tbry hart yraterjar to Or- IV--aaa uarra. Wevaul thaaa aeery baa , araatatdar tba aaaa. This atartltn? plrce cf rxwa raoarsj many an era t- nrutrrhle w brn it wras ' rwed. -I alasrs ttvaaht that Sirs. Hart ! at-aa a aViai-ninc thinjr. Sly. oh. ao aly. I ll UTant aha Lbrw that Vi'aarer sui rb b man car ne-rrr wral! Itavv takaT kim in,'" said a Tiaa wlao, oulr a ma ait's ta"fY, Uad exprt mmt ! tlx itmr tliat tiaa vkrar a-mild har old VeT- . taa larr kaada f ay liex."