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When Drenton Found Out
By MARTHA M’CULLOCH WILLIAMS ... ■ i"__ (Copyright.) Thom was a dtp In tho path from j tho gate to the steps, only a little In cline. but enough to make the house Appear to meet chance comers In an Attitude at once discreet and eonfl- | dcntlal. Tho hollyhocks arow along ; the odge of the porch ad tied a sense of seclusion. They were tall and and branchy enough to screen the whole porch space throughout tho I»1 easant weather. People wondered not a little that tho Greers did not plant vines instead—vines were so much more graceful and lasting; then, too. since everybody had them, they must be the right thing. Drenton was sick of right things; therefore, to see the hollyhocks, at i their best In a blaze of midsummer j minshine. was to resolve that In* would ■ live with them for the next fortnight at least. Ho turned in through the Bagging green gate with the free step of assured welcome. It did not in , the i'*nst astonish him to have some oae say from out the hollyhock am bush: “Come In, though I don't be lieve you can have any business here.” "You are mistaken," Drenton said, Rtnlling faintly. “Settling oneself is always a fearful business. You'll help me? Oh, 1 know you don’t take board ers—there is no look of boarders, r.ot the least—but you’ll let me stay?” I can t toll until Mary sor*s you. She’s away—won't bo bark for an hour." the voice replied. It was a •nan's voice, high-pitched and weak, yet not unpleasant. Peering within the leafy shade Drenton saw a wheel chair heaped with pillows, among which there sat a drawn figure, piti fully distorted. Put the man’s face was fresh-colored, almost handsome, and a little tanned. lie held out a knotted hand to Drenton. as he added: “I sha n't say a word. She'd let you Stay if she thought I wanted you even the least bit. 1 should like to have *'ou—you look new and strange. Btrangers are precious when you've been fast in one spot for 12 years." fJenton shivered, yet shook the crippled hand warmly and sat down facing the wheel-chair. "I sha'n'f make trouble for—Mary.” he said. Binning, yet gulping a little over the name. "Tell me about her—and yourself—before she comes. Then I shall know better if I ought to ask shelter here. I want to stay badly, and yet—” "There is little to tell—now. Once •' thought there was a great deal." >-he man, William Greer, said, sigh ing faintly. "That was before 1 un derstood—when I was ready, almost, to curse God and die. You see, I mar ried Mary partly because I was so sornr for her. She had had hard lines. • ak'.ng care of two on an Income not half hfg enough for one. it was her stepmother she took rare of, and the woman hadn't been overly kind Put ' she had nobody else, so when the bus hand died, just after she fell ill. Mary -•resyed by her as though it were a r bing of course. How she did it no body knows. There v.as only the house, and two hundred a year from '.Mary's mother. The stepmother was Yivo years dying, and Mary somehow .saved enough to bury her. Put the strain told on her; she was faded and j .-scrawny —looked nearer 50 than 20. ! iVe were Just of an age, and j t(M> j bad been taking rare of people In- 1 ■Btncd of looking out for myself. They were my own people—brothers, sis j ters, and grandmother. Granny willed I the farm to the other boys, and what i mon**y she had to the girls—‘because j my deer grandson William is so well ah!#* to take rare of himself.’ The others thought the will very just. Maybe 1 d looked for something a little different Anyway, I married Mary, almost out. of hand. And the very next week came rheumatic fever—to leave me as you see me " "And Mary?" Drenton breaihed rather than spoke. Greer smiled wanly, yet with an Illumined look. “Mary didn't com plain—then nor ever. I had a trlfl** 1 of money saved—enough to buy thi plaee. Her old home had gone to par *ome of her father's debts as soon a If was free of the dower right. ■ There's a hit of ground behind—It’s hern our salvation. She plants thine? , there, and kepes me out in the Kun. 1 shine while she |3 tending them " ‘ You look to her for—everything? Drenton asked. <Greer smiled again. “There's nevei any question of looking to between os,” he said. “At. first—for a whole month—f prayed to die. Hay, lather I fought fo die the Idea of a man !iv Ing on and on. a ring and burden fo the woman he had married—" “I understand,” Drenton Inter ropred "Death, whatever mav ,orne after. must he joy beside that. “Mary must talk to you why yon der «he comes!" finer said, his face MatPing vividly. A inllhth woman •unbnrncd and slightly * ooped. bar* tied along the path. Drenton rose, holding out his hand !o her; be dared not raise his «.y, „ fo her face, they were Rn very dlrn. "If -enly you'll let me Rfay awhile." he mnJti plaintively, “I'll work in the car *lon and look after the chicks, and evou pull a donkey-cart If nothing •wise will aerve.” Drenton gtayed. Fleforf a week ■was out. there was mutual wonder as the how the Greerg had got on so long without him. Ho was deliciously awk wwrd at ererythlng, yet ready for any thin* Mary knew that somewhere a woman's heart was breaking for th:i lino young fellow, soft-handed, well made, full of charm, hut she did nc spying; that did not belong to her Drenton's inind often went to th« many things Hilly and Mary lacked through needing money. The roof had begun to leak badly, the well needed a new curb; moreover, there was th6 donkey-cart still unrealized, not tc name warm carpets and better ways of heating the house. Mary was brave as she was thrifty; her hat looked as though it had never been now. She stayed away from church through lack of Sunday clothes, vet Hilly was coddled ami nourished until ho was driven to protest. Something must be? done, and quickly, before there came the pinch of winter Drenton could do it, at no more sac rifice than that of a little pride. Ho owed it to Hilly, am! especially to Mary, to make the sacrifice. It was only his word, rash and 111 condi tioned, that would need to lie broken. I.ato, so late his candle hail begun to gutter, he sat staring at a letter, brief and blurred. “Elizabeth." It ran, "I said I would ask for nothing. 1 am not tusking for myself, but for the best people alive. They are husband and wife, immeasurably rich in each other, vet so poor a thousand dollars v/fll he wealth to them. Send it, please. He is a cripple and helpless. She does everything foi him, and ha loves her enough to rejoice, not re bel." There was little more beyond the ad dress and signature. Drenton crept out to mail it. half hating himself for writing it, yet somehow deep down there was a song in his heart. Thu song strengthened all the next day He Sat Staring at a Letter. and the next, but on the third morn ing it was ended. There had been more than time, vet Elizabeth had not j answered his appeal. They were setting next year's | strawberries, with Hilly a little way ' off. admonishing his chickens, young and old. The house doors stood hos pitably open; the green gate was ajar. ; Thus there was invitation to a stran ger who walked witli downcast eyes •mill she was fairly upon them. She was young and slight, with red-golden hair and velvet dark eves. Her hand went timidly to Hilly's shoulder ns she aaid in a pleading voice: “Please call Lawrence---Mr. Drenton — there l» something I must say to him." She spoke low, but Drenton heard lie came toward them, his head high, i hut a certain glimmer of shamed 1 hope in his eyc3. Mary was behind him; she had somehow sensed a ell max It was to h«*r that Elizabeth j spoke, slowly. Ilk-* a child repeating ! a lesson hardly learned “Tell Law j rence. please. I knew no more tli.ffi ■ ho did what was in the will, until it was too late—" "Elizabeth. I knew you did not; but ! don t you >«e how It stung—going to j you for everything wh-n I had been ! taught to believe all was to he mine?” j Drenton broke in. Elizabeth bowed her h ad. Drenton hurried on: “We i grew up together -both wards of my ! uncle lie loved Elizabeth and hated me perhaps that was natural enough; he had loved her mother. Hut he said nlwa his money should go to his blood Th'-n. wh'-n he lay dying, ho mark u: many, and by his will Eliza beth had all. 1 noth’ng." you I an awnv from her Fool <• foolish fellow!” Mary said, hut there war no reproach in her eyes. Worse than fooll h - wicked!* D enton answered. “For. you see, 1 loved her so dearly I could not bear ' O depend on her.” Elizabeth trembled and turned I away her fare Hliy reached his J twisted hand to lay u upon h'T soft I fingers, raying: ‘’Forgive him. Elisa ; both. He did nrt know what real J love was—" 'Hut 1 think he 1i<m found out," Mary half whispered. Drenton raised his e>«*s. After one long look be took Kbubeth in hi* arms, crying softlr, exunan’ly: 'You are here, and 1 shall k«vp you. He hold me forever a penm*. sr —and th« richest man all vs.” THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM Jtj/f Ct"T*\<So T^tgu/** YOKE OF MOB RULE INEVITABLE IF BRYAN AND HIS IDEAS WIN, Nebraska Platform Proves That the ‘•Perpetual Candidate" Has In No Way A.ltered His Ideas— Still State Socialist. The Nebraska Democratic platform is known to have been revised by Mr. Bryan and Is believed to have been written by him. In its pompous state ment of self-evident truths and in the plausibility of its half-truths it. cer tainly hears “Bryan" stamped all over it. Hence it may be set down as the Bryan program. It contains, of course, all of Mr. Bryan's old hobbies such as the "elec tion of senator by popular vote,” and it offers the sapient suggestion that the way to ‘ bust the trusts" is to "put on the free list" anything manufac tured by a joint stock company. It also counsels, of course, the haul ing down of tin- flag in the Philippines and the abandonment of that Ameri can territory. It also looks forward in times when every other nation is getting away from academic “free trade," to a “tariff for revenue only" as a millennial condition toward which we should strive. The platform clearly declares for a national income tax and a national in heritance tax. not for revenue but to ‘reach ‘swollen fortunes.’” It does not even pretend that a larger national 1 evenue is needed. It openly presents these "taxes” as a method of taking away property from the men who are supposed to have "too much.” It goes to the full length of state socialism with respect to regulation of commerce and industry. It “es serts not only "the right of congress to exercise complete control over in terstate commerce." but also “the right of each state to exercise just as com plete control over commerce within its borders." II would havo us all Hyp al all times under tlie* shadow of governmental inspection, state and national. in brief, the Bryan platform invites uts by our votes to put upon our necks i to joke of mob rule and upon our bodies tile strait-jacket of state social ism. It offers as a balm for our wounds tlie hair of the dog that has bitten us. It promises to keep on doing to us— only harder and more continuously— exactly what has been done to us for flu- last three or four years, and what has brought us to our present re verses. Do we want more of the dose we have had for the last six months? For sane and free Americans there can be hut on • answer. We do not. Bettor Army Pay. ff the I nlted States is to have and J maintain the kind of a regular nrniv I It needs in niimbera and quality it , ttitist offer a decent wage to the en listed men. The present figure of $13 a month is ridiculous and obsolete. The proposed increase of two doj lars a month, ns provided in the Hull hi!', may se< m niggardly on the fare of It; but It appears that provision is made for further lucres e conditioned on 1 lie soldier’s will and ability to earn It. The enlisted man can cam a max j Imum of fjo a month by attaining a standardized degree „f proficiency with the rifle, and there nre two in termediate degrees of proficiency car tying increases of two and three dol lars. ropoetively. The principle of offering this incentive to excel in th main point of soldierly efficiency Is Bound, and no man worth his salt will rest content with the minimum of $ir, when he ran qualify for f20. I lie house hill provides for increas ing the pay of the enlisted men only’, hut there is a bill In the senate mak ing similar provision for rommissioned officers; and the result doubtless will he a reasonable Increase all round. It is a sheer case of necessity. If wo are to get and keep the right kind of men in the army, the right kind of pay nnd other .oducements m ist be of , fsrfl*. BAILEY HYPOTHESIS IS WP.3NG.! Senator’s Talks of Shylocks' Greed Not Borne Out by Facts. Senator Hailey In his speech on the Aldrich Hill scored the shylocks who bring on a panic, and then sit like personified greed upon ilieir locked and guarded chests of gold. There •hey sit, according to the observant senato'-, until the hour comet, vhen •hey can buy three dollars’ war h of •heir neighbor’s property with one dollar of their hoarded money. The senator's assumption that t tie shylocks of the country helped to bring on the panic for toe sake of profiting by it may pass for what it is worth. It lias not in the past been the custom of men of great wealth active ly (ngaged in financial operations to start conflagrations that might do •bom more harm than anybody ebe. Hut if there were men sitting on chests of gold which they did no; open until the bargain counter was most attractive, there were in all parts of the country men with a little money in a bank or a safety deposit vault who also took advantage of the op portunity. The aftermath of the great fall in stock exchange quotations was a not able increase in the number of share holders of the prominent corporations. These numerous purchasers of small lots of stocks and bonds are no shy locks. They are merely the sensible pickers up of good bargains. Accord ing to all appearances, the small in vestors got more of the securities which their former owners had to throw overboard during the panic than •be men did who had chests of gold al their command, ft is well that the securities of corporations and their profits should be distributed more gen erally than they have been. This beneficent result of the panic Senator Hailey cannot perceive. 11c can see only the hypothetical gains of some unnamed shylocks who. he says, pulled down the pillars of the financial e li lice that they might pick up some val (tables in the ruins. Party of Aciiisvemcit. It 1b no accident that while the Dem ocratic party has but one candidate, handicapped by perpetual defeat, tho Republican party has this great group, each a man of special experience and training. Platform eloquence is Bry an's chief claim for recognition. The candidates or the Republican party have done the world's work. They have shared in the solution of great problems, slate and national. They are trained in the arduous school of events because the Repuldiean party for threescore years has made history and offered to those who join if as young men the privilege of great ca reers in the service of a great party. With every new task the Repub lican party lias shown new youth, new strength and a new wisdom. It is more than ever to-day the party of young men. It attracts them by the oppor tiinltles of the future as well as by the glories of Its past. It never of fered more to young men than it does to-day, nrid it never had more young men. the best and pick of the land. *'Hhln its ranks. Nigh a century after , the birth of its first great i r ’indent, it remains as It was when he fed It, the part;, of youth, of hope, of bound less opportunity and of historic achievement. Mr. Bryan's Warninr. Mr. Hrjnsi issues a solemn warning that a plot Is on foot to send untrust worthy delegates to tie* • •'■nvcr eon vent Ion and he rails on ihe Demo cratle masses to he on guard. Science has delicate instruments for record lm: earthquake shocks, but It has nothin* delicate enough to catch the tremor that will pass through tho "masses” at this call. Neither Leader Nor Issue. The pll*h< of the Democracy is piti ful. Without a leader or ..n Issue. por Hcssln* neither a prophet nor an in ftplratfon. it is. or Just now seems to he, In extremis, sure enough!—New York dun. TABLE DELICACIES CULINARY HINTS THAT WILL BE FOUND OF VALUE. Simple Dessert Just the Thing for an Emergency—Proper Way to Make Pimento Salad—For Custard Dumplings. A Simple Dessert.—Put crackers in a deep dish, pour enough warm milk over to cover them and when soaked, which will be in about ten minutes, sprinkle with sugar. Cover with cream and garnir-h with preserved poaches, pears or quinces. Pimento Salad.—Drain the contents of a small can of red peppers, after drying them In a cloth, slice in rings, cut fine an equal amount of celery, and mix; add one teacup of tiny balls made from cream cheese, which should be rolled in fine cracker crumbs. Rub the yolks of two hard-boiled eggs to a paste with the oil drained from the peppers. Rub the salad bowl with garlic and put in the salad, over which pour a good French dressing. Serve on crisp lettuce leaves. Tomato Relish.—Take ripe hut firm tomatoes, one for each person, scoop out the heart, and drop Into each to- j mato a raw egg. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, paprika, and just a dash of Worcestershire sauce; next a tea spoonful each of chopped onions, green peeper and bacon or ham. Put i into oven and bake until egg Is firm. Serve with bread and butter sand wiches or buttered toast. You will find this a most tempting breakfast dish. Custard Dumplings.—Take six stale buns, grate crust from buns, mix with sugar and cinnamon. Then make a boiled custard, soak buns in custard one hour, then fry in hot lard. When a nice brown roll in the crumbs, sugar and cinnamon. If buns arc large cut in two. Sauce.—One pint sweet cider, sweeten to taste, slice of lemon, add | a little thickening, boil and pour over buns. Serve warm. Currant Cookies —Take one cupful , of sugar, add one cupful of lard, one ' teaspoonful of soda dissolved In ono cupful of sour milk, ono teaspoonful o' salt and a cupful of currants or rais ins. Use flour enough to roll and flavor with a little grated nutmeg. Potato Mayonnaise.—Remove and mash tlie inside of a small potato, add one teaspoonful each of jnustard, salt and powdered sugar, add one table spoonful of vinegar and rub the mix ture through a sieve. Add slowly three-fourths of a cupful of oil and an other tablespoonful of vinegar. By the taste one would hardly realize that eggs were not used in the making. Indian Pudding.—Wet six table spoonfuls of Indian meal with enough milk*to moisten. Add to one cupful i of hot milk and conk until it thickens. Add one cupful of molasses, one quart of milk and salt to taste, stir well, pour Into buttered baking dish and bake in a moderate oven three hours. Indian Rice Pudding. — To two quarts of milk add two tablespoonfuls of uncooked rice, one-half of a cupful of molasses and one-fourth of a cup- ! ful of molasses and one-fourth of a ! teaspoonful of salt. Rake In a but tered dish in a slow oven four or five hours, stirring occasionally. Iceland Moss Cough Candy. Soak a largo handful of the moss over night, then wash repeatedly. Take from the last water, put in a thick porcelain lined saucepan with cold water to cover well and let it sim mer over the Are until of a thick, starchy consistency. To every cup : of the thickened water add a pound of sugar and cook, stirring constantly, until a little dropped in cold water makes a creamy ball. Take care it does not scorch. Pour into buttered bread tins, so that it does not spread out too thin, as it should be about half an inch thick. Cut into squares. Keep Meringue Cold. I have found In making desserts with a meringue, where it Is more convenient to prepare it the day be fore or where there has been enough made for two days, tiiat the meringue will keep soft and as fresh as when made if placed In an ice box. Other wise It will be tough, says a writer In | the Chicago Tribune. In ease It la a pie the pie may he placed in a hot oven a few minutes—just long enough to heat the crust through a few min utes before serving. This will make the crust ns nice and ns crisp as when first made, and the meringue will be in good condition. Cheese Toast with Bacon. This dish Is particularly good when made of Boston brown bread. While the bread is being toasted, melt three level tablespoonfuls of butter; cool; In it one level tablespoonful and a half of flour and one-fourth a tea spoonful each of salt and paprika; when frothy stir in throe-fourths a cup of rich milk; stir until boiling, then stir in half or three-fourths a cup of grated cheese; contlnuo stir ring until the cheese is melted, then pour over the toast. Add a slice of crlap bacon to each slice or toast. No More Window Rattling. Clothespins will keep the window from rattling if they be spilt in two and one piece used as a wedge for each frame. If they are painted whito and fitted with a screweyn In each bead they may be hung on a hook by the window and he always ready for service.— Indies' Horne Journal. Best Way to Melt Butter. Never melt, butter on the stove Heat your cake dish by filling with hot water, wipe dry, then put la but *ar: It will then malt MMHBS MID HOFISSHWAI CMI1 J. H. MEEK, Attorney-at-Law, WAYNE, W. VA. 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