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The Oskaloosa herald. (Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa) 1885-1919, December 13, 1888, Image 1

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Professional Cards.
Plva lines or less, per year t 6 00
kssk additional line.... 1 OO
Luton mcmillkn.
Beni Estate and Loan Agent. Offiss lu Mo-
Mllien’s Block, Oskaloosa, Towa.
• Attorney-at-Law.
Collections made; real estate sold and ex
changed. Office over Mahaska County Bank. 12
James a. bice.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Ofloe over M. Wilson’s store. Oskaloosa,
• Attorney-at-Law,
and Notary Poblic, Bo— Hill, lowa. M
And Notaries Public. Office over Smith A
Brewster's boot and shoe store. Oskaloosa. 2b
Bolton a mccoy,
Attorneys at-Law,
Oskaloosa, lowa. Offloe over Knapp A Spald
lug’s hardware store. w
Oskaloosa, lowa. Office over Mltoh Wllaoo s.
N. R. comer of Park. Farm and city property
for sale. _ * ar
Blanchard a preston,
Oskaloosa, lowa. Will practice In all the
eourta. Office over the Oskaloosa National
George w. lafferty,
Offioe over Oskaloosa National Bank, Oska
loom, lowa. 20
• County Attorney. Deputy.
Attorney s-at-La w.
Office Id Phoenix block. Oskaloosa, lowa,
Business promptly attended to. SOtf
and government cltlm agent. Offloe In Boyer
A Barnes' block, Oskaloosa, lowa. Prompt at
ention given to oollectlona. Probate business
will receive careful attention. Business at
en ded to in the D. S. and State courts. 20
James Carroll. Damikl Davis.
Oskaloosa. lowa, will practice in ail courts.
Collections made a special feature. Office over
Frankel A Co’s., Bank. Branch office at N«*w
Sharon. • 20
T\R. BBTH cox.
Specialist in Cancer,
Scrofula, Plies and Chronic diseases. Office and
Residence on B Avenue West.—No. 807.
• H copathlc Physician A Surgeon.
Calls day or night promptly attended to.
Pound at offloe at uights. Office over Beeehier
Bros.’south ride. 27tf
** • Physician and Surgeon.
Office In era id Blook, over T. K. Smith’s Jew
elry store. Residence. H oond avenue, bet weeu
A and B streets. Telephone No 90. HOtf
\ r JOdr.PHIN TENNEY, M. D.,
«**-• Physician and Surgeon.
Office on west kid© of public square, over
Miss Anderson's millinery stoie. Night calls
promptly attended. '«H
" Physician and Surgeon.
Office In Bridges* bui'ding. one door west of
Far oers and Traders National Hank south side
square. Re idenee 2 blocks south anu 2 blocks
west of Herald block. iW
U Physician and Surgeon,
Oskaloosa. lowa. Office northeast corner ol
square, middle roomi up ataira In new Masonic
building. Residence on High street, 3 blocks
east of square. Telephone connection at offiee
and residence with - I parts of the city. 80
D. A. Hornus, M.i). R.C. Hoffma* M.D.
Physicians and Surgeons.
Office two doors north of Simpson M. K.
ohuroh, near S. E corner of square, Oskaloosa,
lowa. Residence on Main street, three blocks
east of the public square. 20
J. L. Cornu. A. H. Oowgks.
Homeopathic Physicians.
sad Surgeons, will attend all calls,d iv or night.
Offioe over Hinesley's cigar snoi»; Telephone s*:
•See hours of Or Coffin. trim » o'ciock to 9
•'•look a. s . and from l: So tot o'clock r. u.;
residence Ai9 xiuth A street. Office hours of
Dr.C >wie*, from fc to 12 a. a. and irmn 4 to 0 p.
M. Will sleep in otto*. 36
pvR. J. W. MORGAN,
Eye and Ear Physician.
Byes caret oily tested and measured for apecta
•ites. Oska loose, lowa. 20
J . 0 Joses. Jwo. H. Warrek.
President. Caabler.
H. P. llaoon, Vioe-Prealdent.
Ths Farmers' 4 Traders’
CAPITAL 1100,000. -
First National Bank, Chicago.
Importers' and Traders’ National Bank. N. T.
90 Valle? National Bank, Des Moine .
J. A. L. Cbookham, H. 8. Howard,
President. V.-Pres.
Jobs K Barnes. Cashier.
Organized Under the State Laws.
Stockholders liable for double the amount
of Capital Stock.
J. A L Croohkam, W. A. Beevers. B. H.
Gibbs, Milton Crook ham. Jacob Vernon,
A. J. Jams, R. Redman, W.C.
England, John Voorhoos,
John Nash, and
H 8 Howard.
H. L. Br*»CER. C. E Lo/land,
President. Cashier.
Oskaloosa National Bank,
* 1
W*. H Sketkbs, J. W.MoMULLia,
J. H. usiih, D. W. Loriho,
Jno J. Prior. Jr. H. L. SfBNCRR.
Jambs MsCdlloob.
First National Bank, New Fork.
Oilman, Sen A 00., New York.
First National Bank, Chicago.
Olttxen's Nat’l Bank, Des Mot do .
M Davenport Nat’l Bank, Darenport.
The Oldest Bank in Mahaska County.
Will raeaira depoetta and tranaaet a general
banking, exchange, and collection buaineea, the
eame ne an laeorporated bank.
Bxohange on all tbe principal cities of the
Baited Btatee and all clues of Europe bought
and eoid at sume to suit tbe purchaser*.
Passage tickets to and from all points in
Burop* for sals at the lowest rates.
Collections will receive prompt attention
-1 do a atrlotiy legitimate banking business,
sou give tbe wants of customers special at
tention. *>
I AST* on my book* • Urge number of farms
and bounea ta tows; alao many tbouaand aorea
a i wild land, if you bar# real eetate to aall or
ttttt buy.glvemeaoaU. I pay tazea in any
•art of the state. Conveyancing dona. Ofßoc
h Boyar A Barnes’ block, Oakalooaa. lowa.
Oaa hundred nice building lota la Laoay’a addi
tion to Oakalooaa. to
•100,000 la <IOO,OOO
Money to Loan t
At Six Per Cent Annual
esfiyears time, la loans of JMO and upward#:
with privilege of paying • 100 and above la an
awal pa/manu, if daairad.
Oowan Si Hambleton’e
Loan & Abstract Office.
■inn OOP to loaa at e par cent Internet on tve
years time: borrower baring the op
tioa to pay part or til of prin
cipal altar tret year.
We alee bare a complete aat of Abetraet Book#
of all
Und» and Town Lots
te Mahaska County, lowa.
OMaa ta frawt ,
Frankel, Bach & Co.,
$2.00 per Annum, in Advance-
C. Lkiohton, 1 . .
A. W. Hwalm, > Publishers aad Proprietors.
W. M. Lkiohton, »
VOL. 39, NUMBER 17.
• Dentist.
Office over postoffice, In Times Block. Nl
rou» osiJe gi n used for painful operations. 80
i v U. M. L. JACKSON,
LJ Surgeon Dentist.
Office In Exchange block, on High street,
Osknloosa. lowa, over Rader A Mowry’s drug
Israel M. Gibbs, Broker.
Loans of all kinds negotiated. Mercantile
paper bought and sold. Room 8, over Farmers
Traders’ Bank. Oskaloosa. lowa. 20
Xu. meets every Saturday evening at the Odd
Fellows’ Hall, Eichange block. West High ave.
Visiting brothers cordially invited to attend.
O. P. Bird, _ B- L. Hiivit,
Secretary. pHJ _
O’Haras Insnrancfi Agency
A Number of Old and Reliable
American and English
Office at the Famous, 207 and 209 E. High Ave.
Ralph ani> Samukl O’Hara. 20il
Capital City Commcrcial'College, »*•
leva. Ttw llrwkit Sctiowl or Commerce la the \\ eit Special
■oordic* Hall. Uo»i complete Ba.loe.a Practice PepartaMSl u
k. (ouuJ It aeoarea more ultuaticoa (or -lu.U-mi tbau aov other
aabool .Agee ul*U« reboot lor Jar atuJrati. For circular*
aM—«• J, M, MEHAM, Proprietor.
TUo nUki.iid’OUll)Els
issued March and Sept.,
each year. It is an ency
clopedia of useful infor
mation for all who pur
chase the luxuries or the
necessities of life. We
can olotbe you and furnish you with
all the necessary and unnecessary
appliances to ride, walk, dance, sleep,
eat. fish, hunt, work, go to church,
or stay at home, and in various sizes,
styles and quantities. Just iigure out
what is required to do all these things
COMFORTABLY. and you can make a fair
estimate of the value of the BUYERS’
GUIDE, which will be sent upon
receipt of 10 cents to pay postage,
ln-’74 IficMt-nri A OhIiMMVO. 11l
W. E. VERNON, Prop.
Small Steam Engines, Steel Dies
Modfib and all General
Job Work.
Oskaloosa, lowa 20
L. Cook & Son,
Steam Plow Shop?.
We make a SPECIALTY of
Plow, Reaper, and all kinds of
Farm Machinery
Goods warranted to give satisfaction in fall
cases. Come io and see ua and
give us a trial.
* L. Cook & Son.
SSOO Reward.
’A'e will pav the above reward for tnv case ol
liver aomMaini.dvspeMia. Sick headach'*, indi
gestion. constipation or costive ness we cannot
cure with West's Veget ml • Giver Pills, when
the directions are strictly c implied with. Tuey
re purely vegetable, and never fail to give sat
isfaction Large boxes So sugar
coated pills, 26e. For sale by all d uggists. Be
ware of counterfeit* and Imitation*. Tlte gen
uln- manulaetured only bv .JOHN ti. WK-'f &
CO.. 862 W. Mud sou t., Chicago 111. s"yl
name on a package of COFFEE is a
of excellence-
COFFEE is kept in all first-class
stores from the Atlantio to the Paoifio.
is never good when exposed to the air.
Always buy this brand in hermetically
n r r
I ut> G B«» 8 »tr. la kkla
/fry Warranted. Heavy
7 G*U Hunlioff Case!
rifflT JJ JWVVL <*fant and maiculflcwol.
\JI :>i.. uies and cwofl tea
y,\M W wilb work# *nl rase* of
./ - om i*i:hso\
i io lucoiUjr can •*<*ari» one
I j * 1 - * >• U ti.lspoeaible?
L wj* We eniwpr—w« want one per-
I iw>n m perh loralitr. to keeps!*
tbetr bomee.eul suow to I hoes, who rail, * rnraplMe line of oftr
weloebte end rery oeefol NOUEUOLU h tUPLEa.
Thee* eeJßples.ee well at the watch.u*e eea«l free,end after yom
here kept them lh yoar home f *r 8 m ntl»e end shown them
to tboee who mej beve celled.t Ai*y bsfomt 70 nr own property;
It le poeeib'e to make this greet off *r. err ling the HO LID
SOLD watrb and CUSTI sample fr**« ee ttte showing ol
the earn pi re to eny locality, el way# results in e large trade for
■a, after our eean»l*e have been in e locality fore month or two
we eeaelly get from SIOOO to SSUOO la trade from the
emrroonding country. This, the mo«t wonderful offer ever
known de made tn order that oar eefttfdr* may le* pieced et <mee
Where they ran lie eeen, ell over America. Write et once, end
Bek«>nrt of the rhsnoi. Rs..Wli wll he hardly any trouble
far yea to show the semplee to thnee who may cell et your home
w 4 year reward will le ctoet eatiefectory. A poet el card on
which to write ua rn«u but 1 cent end after yon know ell,lf yon
4c not cere to go further, why no barm It done. Hut If you do
eeod your eddreee at once, yoo can tenure FIIEK one of tbo
beet eottd gold watrhee tn the world end <>or large line of
CONTI V NtumN. We pay ell eipreee, freight, ete.
iddreee OJCU A 4 iXX, Ik/a elk, run 1 LaK L>, MAIM
Oskaloosa Mari' Works.
Dealer In
Monomania. Tombs Head Stones. Scolc
Ameiican Granite Monuments, Etc.
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No. 1 fast mail arrives 1:10 p. m
No. 3 Accom. arrives 5:20p. »i
No. 2 Chicago express departs 2:48 p. m
No. 4 Accom. departs 6:50 a. m
272tf R. W. Price Agent.
Passenger 1 rains leaving Oskaloosa station:
No. 1 leaves... 8:15 A M No. 2 south 1v5.7:35 p M
No. 3 leaves... 9:00 pm No. 4 south Ivs.6:uoa m
N0.,25 leaves.. 4:35P m No. 4 cast tv5... 8:00 am
N 0.26 ar at ...12:50 pm
Nortbde 7:45 A m| South ar .7:20 pm
Freight Trains Carrying Passengers:
No. 6 11:30 A M|No. 6 south.. .2:50 P.M.
No. 8 east 9:00 p. M.
jNo. 10east. ..8:10 A. m.
' Througn sleepers and coaches between St.
Paul, St. Louis and Kansas City. Nos. 1 and
2 dally.
E A. JONES. Agent.:
C. E. I. k P. Tie Carl
I.'o.24,Accommodation from Knoxville and a.m.
intermediate stations 8:05
No. 52, passenger from Des Moines, Conn
ell Bluffs and intermidate stations . .
No. 63. passenger from Keokuk, Kansas
City and Intermediate stations 9:55
No. 15, passenger from Chicago and Inter
mediate stations 11.30
No. 23, Accommodation from Washington p.m.
anil intermediate stations, fast freight. ..12:45
No. le.passenger from Knoxville aad inter
mediate stations 4;56
No. 26. Accommodation from Des Moines
and Intermediate stations e : io
No. 25. Accommodation trom Washington
and Intermediate stations.. 4:50
No. 51, passenger from Keokuk. Kansas
City and intermediate stations 10:35
No. M, passenger from Des Moines, Coun
cil RlutTs and intermediate stations ..10:05
No. 24, Accommodation for Washington a.m.
and Intermediate stations 8:40
No. 52, Passenger for Keokuk, Kansas City
and intermediate stations 8:50
No. 53. Passenger for Des Moines, Council
Bluffs and Intermediate stations. 10:05
No. 15. Passenger for Knoxville and inter
mediate stations H -as
No. 23, Accommodation for Knoxville and p. m.
Intermediate sta’ions 1.15
No. 16. Passenger for Washington, Chicago
and intermediate stations 5 : oo
No. 26, Accommodation lor Washington
and intermediate stations 6:30
No. 25. Accommodation lor Dea Moines
and intermediate stations 5;i6
No. 51, Passenger for D<*s Moines, Council
Bluffs and Intermediate stations 10:45
No. 54. Passenger for Keokuk, Kankvs C:iy
and intermediate stations, 10:15
M. Lykord, Agent.
Union Pacific R’y
The only Lino Currying the Unit
States Overland MaiL
Through Pullman Sleepers and Modern D
Coaches from the Missouri River
Making Direct Connections
Denver, Cbeyenne,
Ogden, Salt Lake City,
Sacramento, San Francisco,
Los Angeles, Portland and all
Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah
Idaho, Montana, Oregijn, Nevada,
California, Washington Ter
ritory, and Pacific
Coast Points.
liaggaire checked through from * tal
points in the east to points named.
Family Sleeners FREE on throngi
For further information regarding the ten
rorv traversed, rates of fare, descriptive pan
■hlets. etc.. aup!y to the nearest agent of t!>
Union Paclttc Railway, or connecting roads, u
E. M. FORD, Travelling Pass. Agei".
218 Fourth BL, Des Moines, lowa
TflOS. L. KIMBALL, Acting Gen. Mg’i
"wfcSA. G. r. A T. A. O. P. A T. A
OMAHA. rt&wt
The Line selected by the U. S Gov’t
to Carry the Fast Mail.
‘ •-"/ *4;
,L_ . t yc'-.' y ■ - - ■ .» *
rhe Only Line Running Through Train* wit
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars and Ele
gant Coaches between
Hannibal °uino~ Keokuk, Burlington,
Cedar Rapids, and Albert Lea,
the Principal Cities of
the Mississippi
Direct v ounection Made at Each of its June}
tlou Points with Trams to and
from all Points in
Uluonrl, lowa, Minnesota, Dakota
IllinsU, Wisooatin, Nebraska 1
Colorado, Arkansas,
The Health Resorts of FLORIDA and al
Through Trains and Direct Connections
St Louis and St Paul,
Minneapolis, Cedar Rapids,
St. Louis an Denver,
Portland. Lincoln, Omaha,
Sioux City,
Council Bluffs,
Keokuk, Quircy, Des Moines,
and Ottumwa.
For tickets, rates, general Information, etc.,
regarding the Burlington Route, call on any
ticket agent in the United Stales.
C. M. Levey, Howard Elliott,
Superintendent. Gen’l Pass. Agent
the Centres ot Population^
Its TRAIN SERVICE is carefully ar
ranged to meet reauirements of looal
travelas, well as to furnish the most at
traotire Routes for through travel between
Its EQUIPMENT of Day and Parloi
Oars, Dining and Palace Sleeping Oars ar
without rival.
Its ROAD-BED is perfection, of stone
ballasted Steel.
Tbe North-Western is the favorite route
for the Oommercial Traveler, the Tourist
and the Seekers after New (Homes in the
Golden Northwest.
Detailed formation oheerfnlly for ■
uished by
Agent, Qaluforo.
General Mnuager. Trnlßc,Manager
General Passenger.' Agent
Notice Is hereby given to all persons inter
ested. that on tbe 24th day of Nov., A. f>.
IMS, tbe undersigned was appointed by the
District Court of Mahaska eoonty, lowa, Ex
ecutrix of tbe eetate of Mary B. Do by ns.
debased, late of said Mahaska oounty. All
persons Indebted to said estate will make pay
ment to the undersigned, and those having
claims against the same will present them
legally authenticated to said court tor allow
Dated Nov., S4th, m
t> <• Aon, Clerk. UwS
The Bargain Man.
Stoves & Fornitore.
All the leading lines of
Col Steves anil Ranges.
Household Goods ot
every description.
The very best goods to be found
Before you buy, see
■ Plato’s Remedy for Catarrh Is the H|
Best, Easiest to Use, and Cheapest gj^rj
■ Sold by druggists or sent by mall.
50c. K. T. Uazeitins, Warrao, Pa.
PEERLESS DTES SuLDiit imi oonrri
Th; pii-i from Nemralgia and Its
compuaion disease Uheumatism is
excruciating. Thousands who could
he quickly cured are needlessly suf
fering. Ath-10-pho-ros will do for
others what it did for the following
Wi!!iam iport. Ind., Oct. 3.1887.
Having been aitiicted with neuralgia for
tho pibt four years, and trying almost every
thing, bet in vain. I iimUly heard of Athlo
phoros After taking one bottle I found i*
to be helping mo, and after taking four bot
tles of Athlophoroe and one of Pills, I found
that I was entirely well. 1 think the medi
cine is positively a sure care
Obacncey B. Reddick.
Mt. Carmel. 111.. Dec 26. 1887.
I have used Athlophoroe in raj family and
find it to be the greatest medicine for neu
ralgia in existence and having had its fangs
fastened upon me forthe past 30 years I know
whereof I speak. MUB. JULIA CHU-TOS. .
W Scud 0 cents for ihe beautiful colored pic- I
ture, ■ Moorish Maiden.”
Clean se s the
Nasal Passa
ges, All av s
Pain and In
Heals the
sores, restores
the senses ot
Taste and
A particle is applied Into each nostril and Is
agreeable. Price 50 cents at Druggists; by
mail, registered. 60 cts. ELY BROTHERS, 56
Warren Street, New York. 2lyl
Tutt's Pills
After eatlnx, persons of » billons
habit will derive great benefit by tak
ingoneof these pills. If you have been
they will promptly relieve the nausea.
and nervousness which follows, re
store the appetite and removeßloomy
feeliugs. Elegantly sugar coated.
Office, 44 Murray St., New York.
[lave been enjoyed by the citizens of nearly every
town andcity in the U. 8. and thousands or
city ic or people
can testify to the wonderfjil healing power of
Hamlin’s Wizard Oil.
It Cures Neuralgia, Toothache,
Headache, Catarrh, Croup, Sore Throat,
Lame Back, Stiff Joints, Sprains, Bruises,
Burns, Wounds, Old Sores and
All Aches and Pains.
Sold by Drafttime. SO eta. Bono Book mailed free.
SmH?pation, Itll.ousm Hc'adaVti.' WaiSSa,
KSwimtlua Mon lHwaM an I’nhvalthy
Liver than any o'her ca<i«a. I'r Sanford’s Livcrlnrl*-
ormtor Reroute. f he Row el*. T'irtfl«-»the Flood, Assist*
XHiceK'lon, Hrrvn't'ien* theHy«te>n, Prevents Fevers.
Thousands ovtestimonialsproveitsmeiuT
Dr. B. C. West's Nkrve and brain Tksat
rent, a guaranteed epeciflo for Hysteria, Dis
zlnt-ss. Convulsions, Pits, Nervous Neuralgia,
Headache, Nervous pr> Stratton ouused by the
use of alcohol or tobaooo, Wakefulness, Men
tal Depression, .Softening of tho Brain resulting
In insanity and leading to misery, dcoay and
death. Premature Old Ago, Barrenness, loss ot
Bower In either sex. Involvntary Losses ami
permatorrhasa oaused by over-exertion of tb
brain, aelf-sbuae or over-tndulgenoe. Bach
box contains o-ie month’s treatment. SI.OO a
box, or six boxes for 15X10, sent by mall prepaid
on receipt of price.
To cure any case. With each order received by
us for six boxes, accompanied with $5.00 wo
will send the purchaser our written guarantee
to refund the money if the treatment does not
effect s cure. Guarantees Issued only by Green
A Bentley. Druggists, sole agents, Osksloosa,
lowa. teMOyl
To John and Jesse Jackson.
You are hereby notified that the following
described real estate, situated In Mahaska
oounty, lowa, to»wltt
Tbe north west quarter of the south west
quarter of the south east quarter of section
one 0). township 74, range 14.
Was sold for the taxes of 1881 on tbe sth doy
of November, IW2, to W. B. Sturgus, that the
eartitoatea of sale thereof have been assigned
to and are now ownad bv J. A. Brown, and
that the right of redemption will exnira, and a
treasurer's deed for said land will be made,
unlees redemption for such sale be made within
80 days from the date of completed service of
this notice. You will govern youraelvee ao
Dated the Mb day of November A. D. IM4.
Ifiwfipd G w srtlJUate

at the
To be bold
MEN’S KIP BOOTS $1.95, worth 2.50.
MEN'S CALF BOOTS $2.50, worth 3.25.
MEN’S FINE CALF SHOES $2.50, worth 3.50, .
Circulation Nearly Three Thousand.
Tbo Meiald Printing Company.
at T vo Per innum
D cernber 13. 1888.
The Newton Journal brings out tb*
name of Hon. 11. S. Winslow, of thni
place, for the Supreme Judgeship,
made vacant by the resignation ol
Judge Reed iu March. This is an ap
pointment, which would be very grat
ifying to the nia ly friends of that gen
leuan in thin District, and one in ev
ery way honoring and worthy. Jadge
Winslow has served two terms as Dis
trict Judge, and has the legal training
and habits, which would so abundant
ly fit him for work on the higher bench.
He is well and favorably known to the
political and legal circles of lowa, and
during the last campaign as in many
former ones rendered service to the
party for which the Republicans of the
Sixth District would be iejoioed to see
him deservedly honored.
—Col. E. C. Waters, Superintendent
of the Yellowstone Park, says the wild
animals are getting so tame in the Park
as to render it practically unsafe; that
behind any rock or formation a moun
tain bear or wolf is likely to be in
hiding, and that they are extremely
belligerent. It is to be hoped this se
clusion will result in the propagation
of the buffaloes, which are rapidly be
coming extinct.
—lt was proposed at the Knights of
Libor Conveution at ludiauap ilis to
exclude newspaper men from the or
der. It didn’t carry. This would have
been hard on the preseut Democratic
Congressman from the Sixth D strict.
Philip thought things were going a little
too far, and as ha walked along with hia un
desirable host he began to plan escapee.
Up on the hill to his left he eould see, new
and then, between the houses, his own home
and the lights in its window streaming wel
come to him. The tense mood relaxod in
him, old habits of thought and association
made themselves felt again; the poor man
walking heavily by his side seemed a thou
sand miles removed from him.
“Here we are,” said Graves, as he led ths
mill owner's son up a couple of rickety look
ing stops to a doorway. Philip was not
pleased at all; he had seen enough poverty
to-night; he did not care to particularize.
What was tho use of distressing himself over
this (Ban's private miseries and discomforts!
Wasn’t it written in all the books of political
economy that—but Graves opened the door
and waited for his unwilling guest to go in
before him. The poor man’s heart was warm
in the unwonted exercise of hospitality.
With an ungracious frown on his fa#»
Philip entered the dimly lighted room, his
great boots sounding with startling effect on
the bare door. The top heavy kerosene lamp
was turned down, but with the heartiness of
a true host, Graves turned up the lamp so
that Philip could look about him. There was
little enough to see—a round pine table with
a little blue, cracked crokery on it, a rusty
oooking stove, two or three dingy, un pa in tod
chairs, a high backed rocking chair, with a
faded, shapeless chintz cushion, and what
seemed to bo a sofa in one corner.
At first Philip thought the room hnd been
uaoooupled, but as Graves turned up the
lamp a trifle more he saw it was a woman
lying upon tho sofa—a woman with sunken
black eyes anil wan, oolorless cheeks, whose
loosely bound hair, gray before Its time, fell
down over her shoulders.
“The woman is sick, or she’d get up and
speak to you,” said Graves, with a new gen
tleness in his voice, as he looked at the wife
of his youth. “They say she might get wall
if we could pay doctors’ bills. Eh, Jennie?”
The girl who stood in the doorway had her
mother’s eyes, not quite large enough, but
with a rare sheen in them; it might be her
mother’s face, too, but with the bloom of
perfect health lightening up its olive.
Involuntarily he rose to his feet and
bowed, but as tbe girl only seemed to regard
him as one might look at a circus tumbler,
Philip relapsed into his seat, in ths humilia
tion beauty can put upon the greatest of us.
“Nothin’ but cold potatoes? Well, I guess
they’ll do with a little salt and a pieoe of
“Did Curran speak P’ asked tbe girl.
“Yes,” answered Philip. “And who is be
—A common laborer?” Then he bit his lip.
But nobody took offense, no oue suspected
their guest of being anything above a com
mon laborer.
“Only a laborer,” answered Graves, “a
weaver, but he’s got some book knowledge
somehow. There aint many can beat him
at talkin’, is theref’
The girl’s eyes were on Philip now, Impa
tient, as he fancied, even for his poor tribute
to her lover's praise.
“He is wondsrful,” be assented, “but what
I don't understand is, that he can be such a
man and still a weaver. Where did he learn
“Have you got enough to eat? Well,
knowledge has got pretty well through all
claesee now, for thoee as wants it It’s there
for all who have eyeeer ear* for it Why,
friend, where have you been all your life I
Brains and hearts don’t go by station. I've
found smarter men la shops and mills than
most we send to oongresa There’s thousands
like Curran, If they only got ths stirrin’ he’s
had some way. Now, Jane, it's about time
l*hlllp'» hsart Jumped. Of course he
couldn’t stay, but what excuse could he give
for coming at all, then!
“Be you lookin’ for a jobf” asked Graves,
after his daughter had left them.
It occurred to Philip that he had one, if he
wanted it—to put one spark of happiness
Into such lives as these, but he nodded. The
man looked him over rather disparagingly.
“Well, wash yourself up and black your
boots a bit, and I guess I can do somethin’
for yon in the mill. It’s hard work and
small pay, but we never had better, you and
me. We don’t well know what we miss bein’
poor, we miss it such a big ways.”
“How long has Curran lived here!” aske l
Philip incoherently. The man stared at him
a moment.
“Oh! Curran, he ain’t been here more’n a
six month. He aint got no folks; he lives
down to one of them factory boardin’ houses,
but don’t have no friends, or talk about any
thin’ but what you heard to-night. But it's
all useless." Graves looked gloomily on the
floor. “We aint got no show; the rich are
too many for us. I guess it’s human nature
for one man to boss the crowd, or it wouldn’t
a always been so. There’s the girl, she’ll
show you where to sleep. Be up early in the
mornin’, now."
The only course for him seemed to be to
follow the girl, and Philip rose to his feet.
“Good night,” he said. The sick woman
opened her eyes in surprise. Such people as
they found no time for amenities in their
dreary home. Graves looked around.
“What! Oh, yes, goodby, but I’m goin’ to
see you in the mornin’.”
His bedroom, on which the roof encroached
greedily, was newly whitewashed, or else was
seldom used. His lamp sat on a wooden
chair with no back to it, crowded by a tin
wash basin, with his portion of water half
filling it, and a round black ball of soap.
Then Philip turned to look at the bed they
had made for him on a slat bedstead with
low headboard but net so low as the thin
pillow. How many times must anybody
double the pillow to make it fit for his head?
For a counterpane was the girl’s plaid shawl;
he had seen it on a nail down stairs. Poor
little girl, she would want It very early in
the morning. Then he glanced in the eight
by ten looking glass that hung on the white
wall. Disguised! his own father would not
have known him, and he had a sensation of
double oansoioiisnees as he saw his own re
flection. Perhaps Graves was disguised too,
and all the ill dressed men he had seen that
evening, who suffered as much In their
wretched lives as he oould, who oould
enjoy all that brightened his own life
as much. And clothes made the
difference between him and them, apparent
ly, perhaps really. The world managed ac
cording to the clothes standard—far the man
who could borrow a broadcloth suit, com
forts, consideration, happiness—for the man
in overalls, weary days, cheerless houses,
hunger and —bah. Phillip pulled off his
great boots and threw them angrily across
the room; he did not know what to mata of
►it all
ire aid net propoee to spend tne night here,
of course, and face the family and his job in
the mill in the morning, but he might as
well lie down till the house was asleep and
escape became possible. But he could not
lie down with all his paint on and spoil
the poor little pillow. So he takes off his
yellow whiskers, and makes such good use
of the basin of water and the ball of soap
that when he nexS looked in the little
mirror he saw no longer the road dusty
tramp, but the fresh, kindly faoe of a young
man who has never tasted of the bitter foun
tains of life. He started as if he had been
shot; the windows had no curtains, and any
passerby might have seen his transforma
tion. Then came a heavy step on the stairs.
He blew out the light and buried himself in
the bedolothee. In a moment more the door
opened and Philip was breathing hoavily.
“Asleep?” it was the voice of his hosfi
“Well, I s'poss the morning will de. Pretty
tired, I gneas; wonder how far he came to
day r and Graves closed the door after him
and went down stairs again.
Of course Philip was not going to sleep, but
there would be no harm In just closing his
eyes, he oould think so much better.
Hsrs ha wm drinking in tha very life of
the poor, a strange, tetrible life ha had never
really imagined before. Ha had seen how
worn and broken ware their men, and read
the pathetic line* of despair and sullen
wretchedness written on their faces, as if in
silent reproach to the providence that had
inflicted the unsoftened curse of life on them.
He had seen, too, their hapless girlhood,
which beauty cannot cheer, which love only
makee blacker, as the path of lightning a
starless night. And their sick, too, with no
nursing, no gentle words, no comforts to as
suage one hour of pain. Then he seemed to
be in the hall anoe more, and thrilling under
the eloquence ef the man Curran. Suddenly
he opened his eyee wide. It could not be he
was going to sleep, the bed was too hard
absurd—there could be no danger. But in
fire minutes the heir of the Breton mills was
sound asleep in John Graves’ garret room.
How long he had slept Philip had no more
idea than Rip Van Winkle on a former occa
sion ; indeed it took him a ridiculously long
time to separate dreams and facts enough to
get his bearings. Was that moonlight in the
east, or dawn? Perhaps the family were all
up and escape would be impossible. He
bounded to his feet and clutched at his false
whiskers, but alas I his paint was all dis
solved in the tin basin. His only chanoe was
in getting away unnotioed, and In two min
utes more he was groping out of his little
room and down the steep stairs, boots in
hand. He slowly opened the door into the
sitting room. What tf Graves stood within
curiously watching. An odd guest, this,
stealing out before daybreak. Again Philip
wished ho had stayed at home that night.
Thank God! no one was in the room. There
was the cracked, rusty stove and the sofa the
sick woman had lain upon; there was the
dish of eold potatoes on the table and the
chair he bad sat In while he tried to eat. But
somebody must be up In the inner room; a
stream of light made a white track through
the half open door. Would that bolt never
slip—there. It slipped with a vengeance, and
Philip drew back into the staircase in mortal
terror. The light streak on the floor began
to move, and in a moment more a white
figure stood on the threshold of the bed
room. It was Jane Graves, with her long
black hair about ber neck and white night
dress, and her eyes glistening brightly. She
held the lamp above her head, and let her
drapery ding as fondly as It chose about a
form that would have charmed a sculptor.
As She listened he could me her wavy hair
rise and fall over ber beating heart. Would
she notice the open stair door and come for
ward I What then? He must push her rude
ly to one side. He imagined her startled
screams and the father's figure hurrying into
the scene from another room to seise the in
terleper. No, she returns to her room. In
another instant he has opened the door and
is walking along the street His escape was
well timed, to-the gray dawn of another day
o l toil and weariness is creeping over the
factory village.
The bouses were all alike, the front doors
Just as soiled, the steps squally worn, the
paint the same cheerlsm yellow to a shade.
Through the windows of one of them he
caught a glimpse of a tall gaunt woman
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His ready imagination pictured the wan
fcatured man who must be her husband, out
of whose eyes had faded so many years ago
the last lingering gleam of tenderness. He
imagined their old faced, joyless children be
grudged the scant play hours of childhood.
Trooping behind them all, he pictured a long
lino of special wants and sorrows, the com-
It u’as Jane Gravea.
panions of their days, the specters of their
nights. Their houses looked all alike as he
walked along, so their lives might seem just
alike at first thought. Ten hours for each in
the same mills—who got almost the same
pittance for their hot work —and must spend
their pennies for almost the same necessities.
But infinite must be the diversities of their
Tho strident voices of 400 looms would
seem to be too much for human nerves, but
the walls of the weave room Number Two of
the Breton mills are hung with soiled plaid
shawls and chip hats, the livery of the fac
tory girL Their restless forms are busy
among the rattling machinery, their swift
cunning fingers moving harmlessly where
mutilation would seem certain. It is a mere
matter of habit; one look at most of the set
pale faces would show there was no brain
farce in exercise. Why, the overseer will
toll you those gil ls are as much machines as
the frames and belting; though they un
doubtedly have one advantage for the em
ployers, the girls are cheaper. The wonder
ful mechanism of those looms, the skillful
system of belts and pulleys and the enor
mous water wheel cost a fortune. Girls can
be bought in the market any day for a crust
of bread.
Is not that figure familiar—the one that
stands this moment leaning against a dingy
white pillar, while the rushing belts and slid
ing frames seem hurrying tho faster all about
her? Yes, on the piece of wall between the
two jail like windows nearest to her hangs
the nlaid shawl Philio Breton had for a coun
terpane only last night. Her dress is soiled
and ill made, and her hair tied up in the
closest and ugliest coil to escape the greedy
machinery, ever reaching out for new vic
tims. But tho warm, soft tint of her cheeks
and the moist sheen in her black eyes were
always the same, and many a young man
would rather look at her this minute than
turn off an extra out, they oall it, of cloth at
twenty cents.
Her days used to be more terrible to her
even than now. She had wished every morn
ing that she might die before night, and at
night that God would take her before morn
ing; take her, she cared not where; no place
oould be worse, certain. But she was slowly
growing, she thought, into the dead calm
that all the rest had learned; and yet how she
hated the great massive mills, irresistible
giants that held her with deathless grasp,
grimly contemptuous of her writhings and
foolish struggles. The overseers, too, how
she hated them; their sharp words stung her
like the lash of so many taskmasters, and the
paymaster who doled out to her the few dol
lars, the wages of her blood and life, as if
that could be paid for. She had longed 60
many times to throw back his money in the
smiling, patronizing face; but the poor can
not afford the dearest of all luxuries, pride.
Suddenly the mill bell rang out above the
roar of the wheels, and at its voice the looms
stopped, the breath of their life taken away,
and the belts ceased from their endless race.
Another day’s work was closed, and the
poor girls hurried on their shawls and hats
as if at last something pleasant awaited
them and went out in chattering groups.
“What is it, Tommie?” A broad shoul
dered young fellow had left the crowd and
followed her shyly up the hill.
“Nothin’ much, only may I walk home
with youP
“Will that do you any good? Hurry up
He was an honest faced young fellow, and
a little better dressed than most of the group
that waited about the mill yard gate.
“What you want to walk round here with
me for I can’t see. They can't work you very
hard, Tommie, if you want so much extra
It was rather a contemptuous laugh she
hau for him, but she showed a row of gmn.l]
white teeth that poor Tommie thought were
veigr beautiful.
“1 wanted to say somethin’ particular,
Jennie.” And he reached down his big dingy
hand for a stalk of grass, and began pulling
it nervously to pieces, as he kept up with her
quick feet. They were just passing Mr.
EUingsworth’s house, and father and daugh
ter stood in the doorway. No doubt Mr.
Ellingsworth bad just come home to tea. He
held his tall hat in his hand, while he waited
with his beautiful daughter to enjoy the soft
spring mildness. Jane Graves could see in
behind them. How could they bear to stay
outsidsf Bhe saw a white spread tea table glis
tening with silver and rare china, soft tinted
carpets and pictures in rich gilded frames,
far prettier, she was sure, than anything
nature had to show. The girl’s face, as she
stood resting ber white hand on her father’s
shoulder, was as calm as the twilight itself.
“How has she deserved it all more than II
She was never tired in her life, and I never
lie down at night but my hands and feet
ache. See what she gets for being idle; see
what I get for my ten hours’ work, every day
since I was a child.”
“We’ve known each other pretty long, Jen
nie, and—and”—he had pulled the grass all
all to pieces—“and I s’pose you know how I’ve
—I mean how I’ve felt. lam doing a little
better now.” The young man’s eyes bright
ened. “I’ve got a little money left me, and
you know I’m just made second hand.”
“What Is that to me, Tommie f she said,
impatiently. Her woman’s soul was longing
for the beautiful life of the rich, whose house
■be was passing, and she felt, too, the admir
ing glance Mr. Ellingsworth had given to
her graceful figure. Why was this awkward
boy by her side to spoil the effect?
Tommie Bowler winced, but dunking his
round head to avoid the sharp look be feared
was in the beautiful eyes, he went on dog
“I s’poeed we’d been agoing together quite
a while, Jennie, and I was goin’ to ask you
when you was willin' to be married."
“Married—to your
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! tears of shame started into his eyes. “I
aint so low; I never thought but what you
would before.”
She gave him a look half curious a'id half
pitiful. He might as well have cried for the
moon. Could it be the lad thought that just
because she was pretty she oould make his
home happy for him—his?
“I’m not going to have a hand at making
another poor man’s home. People like us
had better be single; there’s only half the
trouble that way, Tommie.”
The broad shouldered young man, who did
| not know what was good for him, fell back
from the woman his heart hungered for as if
he was shot. And she walked on, with hard
ly another thought for the foolish lover who
imaginod they two could be happy together.
Why couldn’t she be rich? They had al
ways told her she was beautiful. If she only
had a chance. They say men are fools over
pretty women, and that is the only hope a
woman has of winning her way. If she only
j had a chance.
A delicate gray mist floated over the river
below the village, and the green forests and
fresh meadows on the other side smiled
through it, like a fair woman through her
tears. A tired soul might have drunk in its
beauty and been rested, but Jane Graves cast
her eyes down on the dusty road before her
and walked along with a set bitter curl on
her bright red lips, and did not once look at
the gift of God's mercy to the poorest of his
creatures. For her part she despised the
poor; sho didn’t pity them; great strong men
who submitted to be trodden on and ground
under the feet of the rich; whose blood and
muscles and quivering flesh were weighed in
the balance against a few dollars of the spec
ulators. It was good enough for them as
long as they submitted to It. She didn’t
| blame the rich; they were the only wise peo
| pie; sho only envied them. They did well to
tako all they could get and walk over as
many thousands as would fall down before
them. Oh, if she could only win her way to
their ranks. But the rich men do not come
Into the weave room for their enslavers.
Suddenly sho heard a step behind her; a
step she knew from all others in the world,
and the whole air seemed to tremble with a
new, strange, heavenly impulse.
“Good evening, Jane.”
She turned with a new, sweet shyness. It
was Curran, the agitator, who was beside
her. A soft flush was on her cheeks, a warm
light in her eyes that had grown larger for
i him in delicious surprise.
“Who is that young fellow who just left
“Oh, one of my lovers,” she answered
coquettishly, dropping her eyes before his.
“He your lover 1” repeated Curran in his
imperious fashion. “You’re not for such as
; he, Jennie.”
Her heart fluttered in sweet fear at the
meaning sho thought in his words. She was
trying to walk very slowly, but how fast
they seemed to pass the houses.
“So I told him,” she said.
“You did well, then,” and ho looked down
admiringly on the girl “You are a fine wo
man. I don’t suppose von know it.”
jane uraves triea to iook as ir it was nows
to her, and Curran went on. “Few women
i are prettier. There are fine prizes for such as
! you in this world if you will only wait.” He
continued thoughtfully, “Men have to work
for distinction; a pretty face brings it to
I women.”
“What sort of prizes?” And she trusted
| herself to look up at him. How grand he
was, with his Arm, strong face. If ho only
had a touch of weakness in him that might
bend down to hor.
“Position, money, power.”
“No woman cares for those.” And she be
lieved it as she spoke, looking away over the
“What thenT he asked, smiling. “Those
things are what all men are working for, I
“Women care for but one thing.”
Sometimes the climax of a character is
reached only in old age, when storms have
wreaked their fury for a lifetime on a soul
Sometimes it comes in childhood, with three
score years of decline to come after it It
was at this moment that this girl's life
reached its moral height If she could but
have kept it
“That is love,” she added softly. “It is
their lives; they hope only for that; they
dream only of it”
Curran laughed, but gently, as he took her
hands at parting, pressing them perhaps un
consciously, yet no man can be wholly care
less to such beauty as hers.
“It is only because women are more foolish
than men, not because they are more de
voted, that they are able to make such ab
surd mistakes.”
She smiled ou him as radiantly as a red
petalcd rose unfolding its glowing heart to
the morning sun—the sun that gives every
thing and wants nothing, and stood half
turned watching his retiring form. Tho roai
at this point passed near a deserted ruin,
once a brick sawmill, which had shorn the
hills and valleys around of their pride, now a
favorite trysting place for lovers of moon
light nights like this would be. Curran was
just entering under an arch, where once had
swung a heavy oaken door which long ago
had served some shivering family for a
week’s firewood.
He went in and did not once turn. How
cruel men are. Perhaps, she told herself, be
is to meet there some messenger of the Great
league he had told her about, and they will
plan together some bold stroke. It was
beautiful to have such power, even if it made
him forget this one poor girl, whose heart
longed so eagerly for another smile.
The whole world seemed glorified to the
girl as she walked on. She hod loitered so
long that the sun was now almost setting,
with his flowing robe of carmine about him,
and the whole landscape seemed in a rapture
of silent worship. Jane Graves was like one
in a dream—her home, which she could tell
from its cheap dreary counterparts, might
have been a palace; the path along in front
of it, beaten by so many faltering footsteps,
seemed only pleasantly familiar to her.
What had she seen to envy in anybody’s life
that had not her dear hope!
But down the hill comes a great white
horse, tossing his mane and curveting in the
pride of his strength and beauty.
Its rider who held the rein so gracefully
must be young Philip, the mill owner’s son;
he had just finished college, they said. So
that was the young man Bertha Ellingsworth
was engaged to; not ill looking, and he rode
well The girl smiled to herself. “But
Bertha Ellingsworth had not seen Curran.”
“Did he lift his hat to . me?” She looked
inquiringly about her. “There is no one
else, and his block eyes seemed to know me,
too; how oddl” thought the girl, as she
walked on more hastily, and the horse and
its rider disappeared in a cloud of dust
“And it seems as if I had seen him some
where. too.”
Bertha lay back indolently in her favorite
armchair, watching the deepening twilight
from ber parlor window. Her eyes were al
most closed, and Philip, affecting to be inter
ested in Mr. EUingsworth’s conversation,
thought he might look at her as fondly as he
ebo*> without discovery and rebuke. He wee
aur» he was not noticed, _but tbs girl was
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he did not guess she perceived It If a girl
must have a lover, Philip did very well. Bat
her lover was no divinity to her; she saw all
his faults as clearly as anybody; not with
impatience, however; that was not her tem
perament. For example, he was too short
and his shoulders were too slight She never
forgot it for an instant But then he always
did what she said, and that was very con
venient, and yet she was half provoked with
him for it A man ought to command a wo
man’s love, not try to coax it from her. He
thought quite too much of her for what she
returned him; he ought to be stern and cold
to her sometimes, and give her a chance to
be something besides an ungrateful recipient
But per ha;* she would not like him at all in
that character. She suddenly opened her
eyes wide and looked curiously at her lover;
there is nothing so chilling as such a look as
that, and Philip winced under it
“Well, I suppose you two are bursting with
tender confidences,” smiled Mr. Ellingsworth,
as he rose to his feet; “I really won’t stay a
minute longer.” He moved toward the door,
then he smiled and looked around; he had
thought of something very funny. “Now
Philip, my dear boy, you mustn’t be too sure
of her just because she seems so affectionate.
That is where a young man makes his worst
mistake. As long as there is another man in
the world, he may have hope, that is, the
other man.”
His daughter looked coolly after him.
“Must you go? Why we shall die of ennui
We shall have to take a walk ourselves. Ex
cuse me, Philip, while I get ready."
Left alone, the young man rose and went
to the window and looked out at the evening
sky. There was a little frown on his face.
“What an unpleasant way of talking Bertha’s
father had. One would think he believed in
nothing. There was no danger of his feeling
any too sure of her; how far away she seemed
to him. The idea of marriage seemed vague
and dreamlike, and yet he had her promise."
“You may adjust my shawl for me.” His
vexation fled, and he smiled with the sweet
complacency of possession as he laid the deli
cate bit of lace about her warm shoulders.
To-night would be a good time to turn his
idea into reality, and ask her when
“But you must promise me one thing,” she
said, standing close to him for one moment.
“What is that, Bertha, dear?” he asked
with guilty uneasiness.
She put her soft white hand in his so
charmingly that he was suddenly sure it
could be nothing hard she would require.
“I promise,” he assented.
“No love making in the ruin, if I let you
take me there.”
“Why, Bertha I” he exclaimed so sorrow
fully that he showed his whole plan. The
girl laughed.
“You are too cunning by half, Mr. Philip,
but then you know love making in the saw
mill is too common. Why, it is the rendez
vous of all tho factory hands. No, I couldn’t
think of it for a moment.”
“Then I won’t insist on taking you to the
old saw mill.”
“Oh, yes! it is charming by moonlight."
“One would think you hadn’t any heart.”
Philip did not confess the peculiar charm
this woman’s very coldness had for Am;
there was some quality in it that was irre
sistibly exciting to his nature. Perhaps it
was the presence of an unconscious reserve
of passion, never yet revealed, that ho felt in
her, that kept his heart ever warm, and his
eyes ever tender for its im veiling.
The round faced servant girl had come up
from the kitchen, and stood awkwardly at
the door.
“Yes, you may light the gas now, Ann!#;
we are going out.” She laid her hand lightly
on Philip’s arm as they went down the walk.
“I must really have a maid. That Annie is
too clumsy for mo to endure in the parlor or
dining room. Oh, yes, I probably have got
a heart; some time it will frighten you, per
They walked slowly along the street, pass
ing the very spot where Tommie Bowler h*A
offered his poor little all to Jane Graves only
an hour or two ago. Their feet trod care
lessly on the bits of grass the nervous lover
had scattered along the path.
“But you haven’t told mo about the meet
ing. Did the agitator have auburn curls, as
I said? That is the clearest idea I have got
of a hero.”
As ho told her his adventure they reached
the ruin and went in. The moonlight poured
through the dismantled roof, and made a
white track for itself over the uneven floor,
leaving the rest of the interior in the shadow.
Such as remained of the fallen rafters made
convenient benches for visitors, who might
easily enough imagine themselves In some
old world ruin. And the young mill owner’s
son and Bertha, the hem of whose garment
had never touched poverty, seated themselves
where many a penniless young fellow had
wooed some pretty weaver maid to share his
destitution, all for love—soon starved out of
both their lives.
Philip felt all his last night’s enthusiasm
coming over him again, as ho described the
meeting of the hopeless poor and the life of
the family that had taken him in. He seemed
to be again thrilled with Curran’s eloquence
as he pictured his noble presence, and tried
to repeat his vivid sentences. Was Bertha
listening so patiently to him or only idly
watching the shadows as they shifted with
the moon? He hoped she was touched. She
could help him so much to do something for
the thousand souls in the mills if there was
anything could be done. And then it seemed
so sweet to have an earnest thought and hope
in common—one more bond to unite them.
“But what can I do, Bertha? It is all so
mixed up. Do you suppose my father would
listen to me! But if he would, what can I
propose? If I tell him tho people are poor
and unhappy, he knows all that I can’t ask
him to divide all his wealth with them; that
wouldn’t last so many very long, and then
he couldn’t employ them any more—they
would bo spoiled for work, and we would all
starve together.”
“I wish I could see him,” said the girl
He looked at her blankly.
Suddenly a double tread of feet without,
and the forms of two men, one much taller
than the other, blocked the doorway.
“Hush, then," whispered Philip excitedly.
“There he stands."
The men came forward till they stood di
rectly in the path of the moonlight, which
teemed to clothe them with its silver sheen
No need to tell her which was he; the girl
bent eagerly forward and fixed her eyes on
the majestic figure that stood with folded
“I am very late,” began the shorter man
Curran did not reply, and the man went on
in a minute more. “What is the news! I
want to report your village, you know.”
“There is no news. It is the same old story.
What is the good of reporting and reporting,
and then doing nothing f’ The words escaped
between his teeth like the staccato tones of a
cornet “I am sick of the word 'wait;' it is
the resource of the weak."
“But we are weak. Give us time.”
Curran unfolded his arms with a gesture of
‘•The injastioe has got its growth; it has
on our flesh blood, ltn< i sucked
sciences for every crushed soul sacrificed for
our delay.”
Philip fancied Bertha trembled.
“But," began the stranger, in the metallic
voice of the objector, “the officers of the
league think the laborers are not ready.”
“No, nor will they ever be; they have sub
mitted too long. But they are always good
for action if somebody will lead them. They
hang on our lips, but we do not speak.”
“Yes, we are spreading intelligence, send
ing out orators like you; we are arranging
political campaigns. By and by capital will
be more reasonable.”
“Do you fancy then,” retorted Curran, bit
terly, “that the rich will willingly open their
coffers to the logical workman, out of whose
earnings they have filled them? Isn’t it too
delightful to be able to build a palace for a
home, aud create another paradise for a gar
den; to marry off their sons and daughters
when the first coo of love trembles on their
young lips? Then will they divide,” and he
raised his voice with terrible emphasis,
“when there is no escape from it. As long
as the people submit, if it be till the trump of
doom, so long the lords and masters will de
fraud them of the price of their labor; so
long their wives and daughters will look
down complacently on the sufferings of the
million, one of whom starves for every piece
of finery they smile to wear.”
Philip felt Bertha tromble again, but her
eyes never once wavered.
“What do you propose?”
“I don’t know," muttered Curran, turning
his head half away, “but when I see the silent
raging in the hearts of the poor, when I see
tho riches squeezed out of their scant, ill fed
blood, I am mad with impatience. But I
suppose all great changes come most benefi
cently if they are slow. Then there are no
heart sickening reactions. Come out into the
open air. It seems close here.”
The two men went out aud the indistinct
murmur of their voices was all that could
be heard.
“How do you like my hero?” said Philip,
pleased that Bertha should havo a chance to
learn from the same source whence he had
been so stirred. Now, she could sympathize
perfectly with him, in the new idea that he
felt must have such a great influence over his
“He is coming back,” 6he whispered breath
lessly, “alono."
Curran looked in astonishment at two
figures starting toward him out of the sha
dows. He recognized them at once.
“Well, I hope you may have learned some
useful truths,” he said scornfully, looking the
young man full in tho face.
Bertha's lip quivered, and sho camo close to
him in tho moonlight and laid her white
hand on his arm. “Wo did not mean to over
hear your secrets,” she said earnestly; “but
surely it could do no harm to listen to such
beautiful words. They seemed to be wasted
on the one you meant them for.”
“We did not mean to overhear your
secrets ."
Philip looked at Bertha In startled sur
prise; he hardly knew her; then he glanced at
Curran, whoso curled lip softened its stem
lines. The girl’s bonnet had fallen back on
her neck, and her face was turned up toward
his in the perfection of graceful entreaty, her
big blue eyes showing dark in the evening.
The agitator glanced at her sparkling dia
monds, and the rich lace shawl that lay over
her shoulders, then back into the beautiful
upturned face, and at last his eyes fell before
here. His boldness was gone; his scorn and
contempt for the women of the rich changed
to timidity before her.
“Don’t distress yourself, my dear lady,” he
■aid at last; “there is no harm done, I am
As his tense mood relaxed, the charm that
had so transformed the girl seemed broken,
and sho drew back as if In surprise at finding
herself so near him.
The walk home was a silentsone, till almost
the end.
“Do you know what I am going to do to
morrow, Bertha? lam going to put on the
old clothes again.”
“Don’t you think it rather boyish?”
“I’m in earnest this time. lam going to
learn how to make cloth, and find out just
how hard the work is, and just how—why
Bertha, are you yawning f’
They had reached the doorway. She looked
very sweet, even when smothering a yawn
with her two fingers, us she stood on the step
above him, and gazed off on the river. His
foolish heart began to beat.
“Bertha, we are not at the saw mill now,
She smiled. “But you were not te say
anything if I let you take me there, and I
have let you, haven’t I?”
“But aren’t you ever going to consent
“There,” she stamped her foot playfully.
“You are almost breaking your promise;"
then she looked at his reproachful face and
let him take her hand ngd kiss it. “You
know there is a sort of solemnity in the kind
of business like talk you want so much. But
I’ll promise this: if you will be patient for
just one month, you can say what you please
to me.”
Philip went off in great glee, and his horse
Joe could not leap too high to suit him, for
what Bertha had said was almost what he
asked One month from today—that would
be a Friday early in the morning
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