ITOH IS TORTURE?
Eczema s caused by an acid humor in
the blood coming in contact with the
skin and producing great redness and in?
flammation ; little pustular eruptions form
and discharge a thin, sticky fluid, which
dries and scales off ; sometimes the skin is
hard, dry and fissured. Eczema in any
form ia a tormenting, stubborn disease,
and the itching and burning at times are
almost unbearable; the acid burning
humor seems to ooze out and set the skin
on fire. Salves, washes nor other exter?
nal applications do any real good, for as
long as the poison remains in the blood
it will keep the akin irritated.
BAD FORM Of TETTER,
"For three yean I
had Tetter on mv
hands, which caused
them to swell to twice
I heir naturel alie. Part
c't?ie time the disease
wt? .n the form of run?
ning aorea, very pail?,
ful, and canting me
much diaeom fort. Fonr
doctora vid the Tetter
had ?progT?r?ied too far
to be eared, end they
could d> nothing for
me. I ftrwk only three
bottle* of 8. 8. 8. and
was completely cured.
ThU waa fifteen year?
ago, and 2 have never
since seen any sign of my old trouble."? Mas.
L. & J Accao.??, 1414 McCee St., Kansas City, Mo.
S. 8. S. neutralizes this acid poison,
cools the blood and restores it to a healthy,
natural state, and the rough, unhealthy
skin becomes soft, smooth and clear.
_?? -?Life _>gtfc cures Tetter, Ery
?^"^ ?^^ ?^^ airelas. Psoriasis, Salt
^kW ^kV ^kV Rheum and all skin
bt^fl fct^B t^V diseases due to a poiav
^kaw* Wavw *AsW oned condition of the
blood. ?Send for our book and write us
?bout your case. Our physicians have
made these diseases a life study, and can
help you by their advice ; we make no
charge for this service. All correspondence
is conducted in strictest confidence.
TNI SWIFT SPCCIFIC CO- ATLANTA. QA.
weems Moat 60.
BALTIMORI, FRRDIRIUKRB?RG AND
KAFPAHAJRNOCK RIV1B ROUTE,
NORFOLK ANDRAPPAHANMK K KIVP.R
On and af'er Thursday,WNovemt>er BtV
Steamers Richmond. Lancaster an?l Bestl
will leave Pier ?. Lieht Street, Bsltimore.
every Tuesday and Friday at 4: (0 p. m., for
Frederickist>urg and all W harvcs'on the river.
Returning, will leave Frederleksbur* Ht fcSO
p. nv. (tldo perinittinv.) Monday, Tuesday
and Thursday, Leedstownat i-JQe, n>. Tu.'i
day, Wednesday and Friday for llaltlmore.
Leave Baltimore Sunday at ~: 0 p. m
Wednesday and Thursday at 4:30 p. m.. for
TappahannocK aii'i ail Wharves below, ex?
cept Bay Port. Be turning, will leave Tapp?
bannock at t>.-0U a. m. on Monday and Thurs?
day for Baltimore.
will not call at Merry Point and Millen
beck on Thursday's trip from Baltimore.
Will leave Tappahannock for Frederlcks
burg at HM) a. m. Monday. Port Royal at 1:<X)
p. m., arriving at Frederioksburg at 5 p. m.
No freight received for out-going steamers
?after 4 p. m. on sailing days.
Will leave Tappahannock for Norfolk at 12
m. (raoou) Friday, stopping at all landings.
Will leave Norfolk at o p m, Saturday lor
Tappanannock, calling at all landings.
POTOMAC BIVIR BOUTB.
Beginning Tuesday, JuneS, steamers Nor?
thumberland and Potomac will leave Pier u.
Light Street, Baltimore, every Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday, at ft P. M. for Alex?
andria and Washington, calling at all of the
usual landings. Beginning Thursday, June 7,
will leave 7th Street Wharf, Washington, at
1 P. M., Thursday, Sunday and Tuesday.going
as far as Leonardtown on these evenings.
Will leave Leonardtown at 7 A. M.,Kinsale at
1 P. M., Miller's at 4 PM..Urasons at 6 P. M.
and Bacon's at 7 P. M., Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, arriving in Baltimore eany the
follow'".*- morning. Freight received daily
No Freight received for out going steamers
aftor 4 p. m. on sailing days.
HINKT WILLIAMS. Manager,
W. D. SCOTT, Agent.
at Frederlcksburr. Va.
KIT COMPTON, Agent,
at Norfolk. Va
?TBPHBNSON * BRO., Agents.
at Washington. D. C
WILLIAM M. RBARDON, Agent,
at Alexandria, Va.
December 1, 1897.
S. H. BEALE,
having bought out the entire Hardware
Btook of Joan A Stone, will continua the
at the OLD STAND, on COMMBRCR ST.,and
Is now laying In a full NEW STOCK OF
GOODS In the Hardware Line which he will
?ell at the
Lowest Cash Prieta,
?T o and tae htat before voe bnv
Just received a large lot of
Blinds, Cypress Shingles
N. O. Flooring and
whlek I tell oheaper than any one else
In the olty.
Call and ret my price* before buylni.
B. K. WHEELER,
BocoiSBor of Wllilams & Wheeler), oonducti
the UNDERTAKING B?8IN JC88 at the old
ltand,oorner Main and Uharlotte itreeta. All
ardan from home and abroad promptly and
sitiafactorlly attended to slthsr at tight at
Hearse and Carriages always ready to at
tend funsralt. Thanking the public for pat
ro?are bo generously bestowed, be asks a
oofitffiTatuei of the same.
JOHN F. aOOTT
Eirtitis iBd lud?an SpeclilO?,
at AIS 8TRJMT,
Oas aast below Okas. Walnas A Bra.
? nrii lim n?
?saw Wire, wans, Pistola, Bason Knlvs
?Mu, ?fil be sold at tattooed prleee teS-uM; th
SATURDAY-.DECEMBER 22. 1900.
I II Filii \
?K"hH*-?^^?-h^-h-H -;? ? -:- ? -:- - -*---*-? -:
"As many arc losing rattle by tbe
cornstnlk plague, M It Is termed, lu
?Nebraska," says a correspondent of
Tho Prairie Farmer, "1 have been care?
fully watchlnj* tho disease at various
timos nnd hava? made personal exami?
nations of tho rattle In all stages of the
disease nnd after death, and I And by
observation tlie follow Im; farts: First,
the feed that caiises the dlaeaas at Im?
mature corn that has either been killed
by the ehineh Inn,* or the hot winds or
both; second, the cattle are gr-herally
taken from n bare pastare in a semi
starved condition and are allowed to
gorge themselves on this kind of prov?
ender for possibly an hour morning
Olid evening without anything to eal
between tunea; hence the stomach is
gorged with an Indigestible lot of stntT
that I find by p"st mortem la all
dry ns when first taken Into the stom?
ach and Is packed Into the cells of the
Stomach almost as tlcht as If it had
been packed with a stick and hammer.
The symptoms, so far as observed, are:
The head Is held near the ground, and
tbe animal Is taken with a general at?
tack of trembling, followed by ? com?
plete collapse of the nervous system.
which In turn Is soon followed by bloat?
ing nnd spasms, with tbe head drawn
back nnd extreme difficulty In breath?
ing. Just before the animal dies the
rectum Is forced out of the natural po?
sition several inclus by the Straining
of the animal. Ws have not been able
to find anything to cure the attack, nnd
I am of the opinion it would be most
merciful to kill the sick stork :i
ns attacked t?> relieve their suffering.
There has been quite a heavy lows of
cattle In this section In the lost few
weeks, nnd most of them have been
valuable cows, some losing as many as
20 out of a single herd, is there any
DriM-rll-iif Prom (irmle Animals.
Years ago, when animals of pine breed
w. re scarce in this country, farmers
used to grow some very good cows, al
thongb both the parents were of such
mixed breeds that it would have been
difficult to tell what predominated,
says The American Cultivator. Why
wns this, and. If It was so. why do we
so often Insist 00 the use of a pure
bred sire? Because such animals were
accidents that did not often OCCUT,
while we desire In breeding not to take
chances, but to know with a certain de?
gree of surety what we are to expect.
Those animals of our father's days had
a strain of pure blood in them and per?
haps of more than one breed, arid they
were liable to breed back to the h st
When they were from the best animals
they COnM Select, SS now we find one
Of 80 called pure breed revert bad; to
some unknown and faraway ancestor
of Inferior blood. The care in selecting
the best to breed from had as moan to
do In determining the character of the
offspring ns the length of the pedigree.
There is no question that the aver?
age yield of wheat can be hugely i"
l In this country, says Texas
Farm and Ranch. Thirteen bosbebl
per acre, the average for several favor?
able years. Is altogether too small, as
IB proved by the fact that when
of different methods of preparation
have been officially made the average
has been much larger 0Dl1 without a
correspondingly expensive programme
of operations. Thorough preparation
of the soil and good seed with proper
fertilizing where needed and rotation
of crops are all that Is required to run
the general average up several bush* Is
and greatly Increase the yields where
the best preparation and best seed are
used. Wheat is not alone In this pos?
sibility, tuough perhaps it is the breit?
est sufferer from neglect of all staple
Seed Ina Crass.
In the discussion as to seeding grass
with wheat or rye the point is made
that rye usually goes on poorer boIU
says The Rural New* Yorker. Few
farmere think of manuring as heavily
for rye as they would for wheat. Thus
It happens that the grass seed pot In
with rye does not have an equal chance
with that on wheat ground. Farmers
have come to regard rye as a "hustler,"
capable of making a fair crop where
wheat would fall. Tliat Is true, but
grass Is not even a baby bustler when
In the cradle. With good preparation
and Boll we think rye would prove n
good nurse cror-, but grass does not
need a nurse. In most cases wo prefer
to sow it alone.
Time and time again has the ques?
tion of docking the tails of horses been
discussed, and always humanity comes
out on top. All the driving horses In
Russia have long tails, and the coach?
man of an ordinary Russlau carriage
takes no trouble to prevent the reins
from dropping about hie horse's hind
quarters. In spite of this, however, the
reins rarely become entangled with the
tall, and even If they should do so the
horses never kick. This striking fact
Is an eloquent answer to those who up?
hold the cruel practice of doc-king on
the grounds that otherwise the horBe Is
liable to flr<p his tail over the reins.?
Labor Savin? In Farming,
It Is stated by the experts of the de?
partment of agriculture that 70 years
ago, or In 1.830, It cost a little more
than three bours' work to produce and
harvest a bushel of wheat. At the
price then of 0 cents an hour the labor
expense was 18 cents a bushel. Now a
bushel of wheat Is produced and har?
vested for each ten minutes' labor spent
ox. It as an average, and while wages
and cost of the use of machinery are
estimated at 20 cents an hour the cost
per bushel Is but 3 1-3 cents.
Editor's Awful Plight.
F. M, Hlggtns,Editor Seneca, (Ills.,)
News, was afflicted for vears with Piles
that no doctor or remedy helped until
he tried Bnoklen's Arn loa Salvo. He
writes two boxes wholly onred him.
It's the sorest Pile cure on earth and
the best salve in the world. Onre
guaranteed. Only 25 ?sent?. Sold by
M. M. Lewis, druggist,
Those contemplating visiting Tappahar?:
nock will And at tno
the best accommodations.
A postal will eragago accommodations la
QBO. B. SCOTT, j
WHEN YOU WI8H TO BE SURE OP
QUALITY AND LOW PRICES
DOQQETT <? SCOTT
OR USE 'PHONh M.
Richardson & Robhin's Plain Pudding
at 45o , Rtisln?, Currants, Citron,Figs.
Date?, I'runes, Candles, Oaken and
Canned Ooods of all Kinds.
PIOKLBa, OHOW OHOW,
We have a nloe line of Oarolina Rice
at 60 per pouud.
Pure Pennsylvania Bookwheat Floor,
Dark or Light at H',,o.
Viotory Soap, large bar, quality guar?
anteed at 2^0.
Onr Teas and Coffees are eitra fine
and will please the most fastidious
Apex Baking Powder, guaranteed as
good as Ro> I, at half prioe. A hand?
some preset;i tree with each oan.
Pull Ore-i a Oheese, Macaroni. Oat
Flakes, Pelt J< hn Food and lota of other
good thing? ; o numerous to mention.
Doggett & Scott,
205 Commerce St 1002 Main St
The John Ci. Murkamp Co.,
Fredericks!.urg, VA ,
Manufacturers of BXTKACTand GKOCNIf
SUMAC and Ol'KKl I IKON I1AKK.
healers m leather, Ac. Hlghestcaah price
oald for Hide?
GBO. FKKKMAN. Jr. JAMRS K. KVANS
FREEMAN <fe EVANS.
Highest cash prioe paid for country
CAN GOODS, PROVISION.
Beware of being offered too much for
yonr money. Some things are tooobeap
In quality to be anything but dear in
prioe. MAORATH & OHE3LEY.
5 OOO BUSHELS
cf wheat wanted for whioh I will pay
the highest CASH market prioe deliver?
ed in Fredericksbnrg or along lines of
P.. F. & P. R. R., or R , F. & P. R.
R. L BISCOE.
NEW FALL CLOTHING.
Men and Hoys' Suits all styles and prices.
Children's School Suits and Extra Knee Hants.
Hats. Shirts, Overalls and Trunks at Lowest
Prices. AlBoajrent for Sweet, Orr A Oo.'s
Pants and Coats and Overalls.
JAMBS T . LATTON
A. B. Botts & Co.
FIRE, LIFE and ATOli IHSUR
Office : 312 Commerce Street.
Represents sixteen first-class compan?
ies. Rates low m the lowest, and losses
promptly adjusted and paid.
Or I REPRESENT ONLY THE JB
of this country and Europe. Assets
over fifty million dollars. Low
rates and jnst settlements.
INSURANCE AND COLLECTION AGENT.
W~* H.? BJRXJL.L..E
Confectioner and aBaker
?o, 919 B Street, Fredericksburg, Va.
Give me a call when you want
CONFECTIONS, ICE CBBAM AND PA8TR1
Orders always ?ecelve prompt attention.
?w. h. brtjt.Tit:,
W. 8. EMBREY.
[Baooessor to Bmbrey A Berryman.)
Deal? In RAILFOAD CBOB8 TIB?. 01
DAB POSTS, SPOILS? AND HOOPS
Keeps oonstantly on hand a large supply
f Baled flay and Mill Feed. |BF~0?M.ne#
?llMtt ')toot Prtdartaksba*?. Va
Manufacturar and Deal? la
CARRIAGE*, B?RRIYB, BU?GI1?
COKCORD AND iPIMDi I WAf OKI,
Flstform Spring Wagoni.
Business and Pleasure Wagoni of every
atari pti on. Special at is at Ion glvta ta re
ring and rsnaiattne
DONT F0RQI2T THAT
Whe n you want an easy Shave,
As good as a Barber ever gave.
Just call on ne at toy Saloon,
At atoro and eve or busy noon,
I com b and dress the hair w 1 th g race,
To suit the countenance of your rao?
My room la neat, my towels olean.
Bolssors sharp and raeors keen ;
And all that art and skill ?an do
It you will ?all I'll do for yon.
Basera pot la ore? aykort i??j?.
THE SPORTING WORLD.
Dr. D. A. Sargent, director of Har?
vard's gymnasium, baa invented a new
gymnastic apparatus will'h, be de
, will supersede all gymnasium
machines prev loURljr In use.
The Inotnotor, as lir. Sargent calls
his new machine et pry min?
cie In the body In such a natural way
ns to ma!' i re. It
gives the benefit ial results of bicycling
and rowing and avoldfl their d<
Dr. Sargent claims that his now ma
na n. a saauKST.
chin.' Introduces a new principle Into
the art of propelling land or water ve?
hicles and of applying human pow? r
so us tn produce tin greatest amount of
The machine Is a whole gymii
In Itself. It consists of a pair of !
connected by four adjustable rods, with
n sliding seal :.':'! a sliding fot '
Which are in turn connected bj a pow?
er applying rod to a i gear or
sprocket wheel. The machine can i ??
adapted to the propulsion of a ni?vele.
a beat, a scull, can.r a simple gyi i
aastk machine, Tbe Invention is tbe
result of four yean of hard work on
Dr. Sargent's part.
How It In Hie lion 1er'? Mock.
The "glass arm," the "cbarlcj !
leg, th.- "bicycle face,- "writer's
cramp," "operator's wrist" all
have had their day. and now ?
forward the pel affection of the howl?
ing novice to i lain* the attention of the
curious publie as well a- p. rebanee
that of the medical fraternity. It is
the bow lei's DeCfc.
You stand up to bowl. You fix your
eye on th.- pins. You step swiftly for?
ward and roll the ball. If you have
evt r played golf, In which t'
good maxim is. "Keep your eye on the
ball," you will be confused a bit ai
first ns to whether tn keep your eye on
the bowling ball you hold in your band
or to keep it fasti ned on the pins.
In the bowling tame the logical way
for the golfer to play would Mem to
keep his eye en the pins, f.?r the ball
then corresponds to the dob and the
pins fiie object to be ut tbe teed ball.
t the gaze Is trlued upon the far
end of the alley, if the golf player has
his troubles learning bowling in thai
he strives to ke< .
how much more Deck craning and con
sequent soreness must the novio
who tries to ke.p hi- eye on bail and
pins at once am!
Here Is where the l In its
good work. Standing up, running,
stooping, bending, roiling, t.? keep one's
toward the head pin all th
requires a deal of Deck effort s.? on.
game after game, and at the 1
the reckoning. Not that day probably,
bat the next Such a soreness! Such
a Btlffuess! Such an Inflexibility!
Yes, you've got It?In the Deck,
You have bowler's neck.
Dennla !I->r-ran'a nnd luck.
Dennis Ilorgrm, the Irish champion,
ehowed eonctnalvely in bis
attempt upon the Indoor shot record re?
cently In New York that he Is the pro
mler shot putter of the world The
ease with which he senl the bather
covered missile K\ feet showed that his
recent record performances, In which
the shot was light, wer?' not due aolt ly
to Its lightness. The win .le story Is
that Hurgan, while the greatest shot
putter that ever performed in America,
hns bean in poor lock since lie left Ire?
land. In the future It la safe to say he
will make more records far In advance
of those now standing.
It Is a pity that the old unextended
champion, J. It. Grey of the New York
A. C, Is not now In training, so that
the two could have It out In the seven
foot circle. Horgan seems better, but
Orey was never beaten and whenever
he was pushed always won just the
tame. Frequently this Decessiteted
setting a new record. Morgan's next
appearance will probably be In the
Knickerbocker A. ('. games In Madison
Union to llroccl Trottera.
Thomas W. Lawson, the Boston cop
per king, lias purchased a farm mar
Boston, where he will build a track and
establish headquarters for his string of
trotters. He will start as a breeder in
a small way. Ills old stallion Polndex
ter Is a good one, as Is also tbe .'1 year
old colt Dreamer. The latter has a rec?
ord of 2*14*4 and should get some good
Mr. Lawson owns Horalmn. who
made a splendid record on the trotting
tracks the past season. Lawson has
become Imbued with the Idea that lie
can breed a horse of the quality of Bo
raima, and he Is anxious to make the
attempt He has secured n number of
good mares, and as soon ns his farm is
properly fixed op be will enter into his
new venture In a manner to achieve
the best results.
QEORGE W. WROTEN.
BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR
?7111 furnish Plans and Specifications, will
contract for srscting all clisses of
Building!; furnish hands by the
day and superintend ths work
In town or ?ran try
Mr Charges reasonable
A. MASON QARNER.
Contractor and Builder,
rtnoeii Anne st., Opponte Tyler's Foundry
sVGutrant *es all work In kli Una to be dose
promptly and In a first-?!?? manner at reek
WINES AND LIQUORS
Pars Rys Whiskey, Purs, Old Rent, Purs
Holland Gin, Pure Sherry Wine, Purs
French Brandy, Pare Apple Brandy,
Par? Peach Brandy, Por? Blackberry
Brandy. A oomplete stock of Liquors
for medical use at the old Reliable
Grocery Store of
CHAS. WALLACE & BRO.
Cor. Main Oommares Sts.
BI/OIRiCXSBUM, ? . A?
( UR SUPERIOR ARTICLE
vhtoa ooaoooaat of their age and even
.?? ipeoially advierd for medicinal
jiu'p im". H'Id and tOOOtBsMBdad by
( II v v WALLACE ?v BRO.
John m. oRirriK
M O BTSA8BTJBOIB.
TO THE JP?BLIG.
G6 0. NOSSEl'T.
001 "KINS from pi 00 up. Hearse
vi ?irnagpi furnihhed. Free stable
ad nt'niodations O.ien day and night
0 t?loTET aid Ci'MoliSTKKINlt
work done. All work at LOWK3T
?. t "., ?I WOiiK QUABANTIIO
? Out Flowers and Floral.Desljrns
v for all Occasions at Reasonable
'% Leave orders with E. 0. Ninde,
fHL.1 Frederirk-burg, or send to
W?/?. J I'aLMKR GORDON,
<>9aWv<*^ Florist. Aihland. Va.
Qf?OC ERI ES.
FAMILY GROCERIES OP ALL KINDS.
My stock of Liquors ii lares, consistir? of
foreigi. and Domestic BRANDIES.
Pore Applewooil and Farmers Friend Par?
Rye Whiskey, 12 a rall?n.
MAONIFICENT APPLE BRAND Y WAR.
C UOE N B BODE.
?fjlBCl AM) L1PSRTY bit.
Opera House Cafe.
? I hsvc opened an ?
in the 014 Poet Ossaa, sait to the Oeaia
House, on Main street, for Ladles and Oeo
Uemen, The cooking will I?? of the h?hest
ind the bill of tare will embrace th,?
it can lx? taken trom the waters of the
Kappaliarmock and the surroundinir country.
>>t In all styles and at the box on
? II. They will be especially tine, at
they will come from the liest lu'ds on the
lower Hii|i|nihannoek. Meals served at all
hours fr in 7 a. m. to 12 p. ra.
IifttrHtrwuril ?if tin? W corns Line of Steamers
P. McCracken, Bro. & Co.,
?Wholb?alb ano RrraiL -
GROCERS AND LIQUOR DEALERS.
Offer Ten Thousand Gallons PURE RYE
sud BOURBON WHISKIES, from ths fol?
lowing well known distilleries : Graft ?t Co.
of Ohio; Boon? County Distilling Co., of
Kentucky Monticello Distillery, of Mary.
land, ami W. F. Gray, of Pennsylvania.
AsrenUfor BergnerA Engle'sLager Beer?
They also offer Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Agricultural Implement!, Seeds, Guano, and
WE WANT TO
. A, a
C?STOHER ; OF J OURS.
If you have never dealt with ut that I? your
low, for we point With pride to our tiust ion
which has grown to sue.i dlmens'ons that wo
can juctly claim to be tho I.KADKK-in the
liquor and tobacco business.
we aro alwayi inakln-r ipecial effort? to
please our customers, and to those that have
n. .cr dealt with us. all wo atk il a trial,
and you oat* be oonv.aeed that you will deal
with us airain.
If you want something- lino try C.nada
Ifye. :ii St.?)a.'(ralIon. as good at any H.oa
Reynold'! Kciucy Kye, King of Ken?
tucky Hyo, Farmer?' Delight, Kentucky
Cluli Hje and White Kyo. ah at ti.UO per trnf.
Whisiies at 11.111. $1 ?-.. II.Mi and SI.1?) a sal.
lira-idles, Giu.s. Hums, Klmmel Wines and
! Cooking or Drinking WlncatlUJO
TryourKldnoy Oln or K'dney and Uri?
Li'iuon, Tboaccoi and Cifran of all kindi.
One price Liqnor and Tobacoo.
315-215 1-2 10th St..
FINE QUALITY MINCE MEAT.
Oor price Is reasonable, as it is At
tnore'i finest. If you need good ar
tides for Ohr Istmas, you oan get them
MAQRATH & OHE3LEY.
JOHN ULTZ, Proprietor,
FOR RENT I
A very desirable six room house, (rood
barn etc., with several acres of land.
This property is on PLANK ROAD,
one mile from centre of Frederioksbarg,
and has been occupied for past ten
years by R W. Favill, Esq. Terms
reasonable. Possession given January
1st., 1901. M. B. ROWR.
FARM FOR SALE,
I will sell the little farm known as
"WILLARD'8," on the Spotsylvanla
Oonrt-house road, six miles fron?
Fredericksburg. It contains 100 acre?,
lying along the Meesaponex Ron, and
a comparatively new two story dwell
in? and barn. Price low. Possession
given January 1st. 1901.
M. B. ROWE.
Il IHK ?? STORY \
"There are no such things as ghoeta,
declared Mildred I-Mwards, and severa
of the other girls agreed with her em
phatlcally. But Helen Duncan am
Kthel Sercomb quietly shook thel
bends In dissent
It was tho second week an er tu
opening of the Berninnry, and a grou|
of the girls wero discussing the moa
striking feature In the neighborhood
"the haunted house." This place i!
ways had a fascination for the eoml
nary girls. The newcomers almost in
variably ridiculed tho Idea that uman
ny spirits held sway In the deserte)
mansion, but the older girls viewed I
At the fashionable lake resort then
were also skeptics and believers. Tin
people who lived there the y.ar room
stood lu awe of the "haunted bouse,'
while the summer visitors made fun o
what they culled superstition.
The subject of so much sp?cul?t loi
was a fine country home known si
"the old Wftlto i place." It v.
on a hill overlooking the Inland lake
Tho house was of dull stone and wa
hidden In a grove of lonely pines am
cedars. Although completely and in -
nlllcetitly furnished throughout, It ha?
remained unoccupied for ten years, tin
only ones who visited It being the si
lent old keeper and his son. who |*i pi
watch on the premises from their litth
house some dlst Mice away.
Two mysterious deal lis and a mur
d.r which had nov.-, been explained
had occurred within Its walls. With
such a record those who Inherited tin
house did not care to live In It. aud M
one else could be Induced to occupy it
Home of those whose word Was llliqili -
tloned In the neighborhood declared that
more than once they had heard str?ng?
soumis Issuing from the place as they
drove hurriedly by of ? night on ? In
main highway, some distance from the
old mansion. Others were sure that
they hud seen Dickering and uncertain
lights through the drawn blinds of the
windows and specter ligares moving
These stories had been repented m
often to the girls at the seminary thai
the older ones had come to almost lie
lleve them. On stormy nights they had
Imagined they had heard weird Mises
from thd haunted house above tbe
roar of (he wind and, I !.ing out
across the way, had seen fitful lights
in the windows between the flashes of
So Helen 1 Minean nnd Kthel Sercomb
would not agree with Mildred Bdwardl
and the other new girls on their theory
as to the Donexlstence of ghosts.
"I'll tell you what," said Mildred a
few days later. "Let's have a big lark.
After dusk tills evening the crovvil of
us will get away from the seminary
and go over to look for ghosts at the
haunted house. I know there are no
such things, nnd 1 want to prove It lo
some of the superstitious ones. We
will get some of the boys from town to
go with us. To tell the truth. I have
arranged It all with them already."
"0<km1, Mildred! You're a brick!"
cried the others enthusiastically. "We
are ?n for the fun, nn?l we'll go clear
to the house."
It required some persuasion to get
Helen and Ethel to accompany the par?
ty, but they were told that the excur?
sion had been arranged especially for
their benefit. The light had faded
from the west when the party found
Itseli on the wide veranda of the house.
The approach through the grove had
been cautious, and several stops had
been made, but the boys had asaumad
a bravado which quieted the fears of
The windows and shades were rols
ed, nnd then, with an Incredulous smile,
the party peered Into the gloomy rooms
for a sight of airy figures In white. As
none appeared they began to lnugh at
Helen ami Ethel nnd banter them.
A whispered alarm brought silence
One of the boys was certain h<> bad
peen In one of the doorways a flapping
of white drapery, which Immediately
vanished. All looked Intently and were
terrified to see a white rolled figure
with ghastly features stride through
the room. From the sounds, It seamed
to have gone to the sldotioard and t.? bei
eating from empty dishes. From the
other part of the house n dim, yellowish
light flamed up and went out. Then
another figure In white, with great
splotches of red on Its drapery, wan?
dered Into the room, groaning nnd
searching the floor Intently.
The ghostly visitation bad been so
sudden that tho adventurous crowd
had been too frightened to move. The
groans of the second specter aroused
them, and the boys started to hurry
the girls from the place. Mildred, how?
ever, had sunk to the floor In a dead
faint The boys carried her through
the grove and over Into the grounds of
the seminary. The party was unable
to rouso her, and she was carried to
the seminary, and the principal soon
learned the whole story. He notified
the town authorities, and a search of
the Walton place was made. Nothing
unusual was found, and for a few days
the story of the girls was discredited
Then It wns learned that the keeper
and his son had beard of the Intended
visit and had plnyed the part of ghosts.
The o'd place Is still avoided by tin as
who travel In that neighborhood after
Psycho 1 outrai.
"Do you believe in the power of mind
over matter?" asked the mystical man.
"No," answered the practical friend.
"I believe In the power of mattet over
mind. I have known a dull. Insensate
tack hummer, by one swift rap on the
thumb, to make a man say things that
he had not thought of for yeara,"-^
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