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,3 CHAPTER xvn (Continued.)
And thus was the work accom
plished and with a result not to be
.wondered at The 'Arabs had been
bravo enough over their rich prizes,
tut they had lacked the sinew and
force of the attacking party. In fact,
upon foot, hand to hand, and front to
Croat, either Julian or his lieutenant
might have been a match for half of
"Those two rascals are not worth
pursuing," said our hero, as he noticed
that Hobaddan was looking after the
fleeing Arabs. "Let them go. .We
have gained all we sought."
After this Julian turned towards the
females. Ulin saw him coming, and,
iwith no thought save that of tenderest
gratitude, she moved forward to meet
"Heaven bless you, kind sir!" she
cnidt as she exteuded to him her
"Sweet lady," returned the chieftain,
fervently, "talk not of blessings to
ue. Let me be the one to call down
blessings. I know to whejm I owe my
life and my liberty. Hobaddan has
told me ail. Oh, let me bear ever with
»e the blessed privilege of remember
ing thee in my prayers to God!"
Tears gathered in the eyes of the
maiden, and her lips trembled and
(When she spoke her voice betrayed
the deep emotion that stirred her soul.
"Indeed, fair sir," she said, with her
band still resting in his. "you should
wot deny to me the privilege which
(you claim for yourself. If you can
feel pleasure in cherishing a holy grat
itude, I can feel the same. When I
remember the dreadful fate to which
the Arabs had doomed me, I cannot
forget the blessings which are due to
the kind power that delivered me."
"As you please, lady," replied Julian,
letting go her hand. "The thought
(that thou art blessing me will be a
blessing indeed. And here is our fair
lAlbia," he continued., turning to the
handmaiden—and a close observer
might have seen that he thus turned
In order to subdue emotions that were
rising to trouble him. "I do not for
get that soma blowing »belongs to
"I have served my mistress," said
t^lbla, modestly. And then, perceiving
that a change of subject would be a
relief to both parties, she added, "We
owe you so much, sir, that you will be
forced to accept my grateful blessings
with those of my lady. And now, if I
may dare to interrupt you. will you
tell us how you chanced to discover
was. very-simple lady." replied
Julian, directing his answer to the
princess "and though seemingly an
accident, still I cannot help thinking
that some kind spirit must have super
intended the work. When we left Da
mascus we took a course slightly dif
ferent from this but on the way we
*net a poor traveler who informed us
that he had been robbed. He did not
tell us that the robbers were Arabs,
mid I fancied that they night be some
of my own people. Fearing this, I
determined to follow them. Their
Bourse was a crooked one, and when
finally reached the grove of date
|ajms, ..I had-made..up my mind to
search no more. We were asleep in
the grove, and Oamir awoke just as
party of horsemen were leaving the
spring. He ran out and discovered
that the strangers were Arabs, and
(hat they had two females with them,"
The chieftain directed the slaves to
drag the bodies of the dead Arabs to
gether, and take from them the gold
and jewels which had been taken from
the princess, and then to cover them
up in. the sand after which he re
quested Hobaddan to examine his
wound. It seemed to be but a slight
|)unc,ture, just below the collar bone,
upon the left side, and as it was
bleeding but slightly, Julian concluded
not to have it probed. A simple com
press staunched the blood, and it was
thought that there could be no dan
When the slaves had done their
vrork, the chieftain approached our
heroine, and. asked her whither she
{wished to go.
"I Will see you safe to your journey's
end," he said, "even though it be to
the gates of Damascus."'
"I go not that way, sir,'' she replied.
"I wish to find the cave of an old her
mit named Ben Hadad."
Julian started as-be heard this but
be quickly recovered himself.
"Do you know that old man?" he
"No, sir—I never saw fcfcn but he
was a friend to my mother and I thinir
bevWiH-be a friend to me."
"Ah-nio you go ut from Damascus
to find a friend?"
"I .jpay you, sir, ask me no ques
tions.' If you know where Ben Hadad
lives,. §nd it wotild not trouble you too
much freely accept your escort."
"tfoble lady, I not only know his
place of abode, but my own course lies
Jfr' MregOr l|a|tJ»]r. If we start at once
andmeefc #Ith" no further obstacle,
we may reach it by the rising of an-
other ami."
"The sooner we start the better
said Ulin "and I can ride a long time
win ride. as fast -and as for a*
Aar ]$MMs «re willing added Julian,
trmied to prepare for the move.
fsw miautea (hey: weremount-
JtjNi aM AUit once more taking
the horses that had brought them
from Damascus and when all was
ready, the chieftain and his lieutenant
led off leaving Shubal to ride with
the females, while Osmlr and Selim
brought \up the rear.
A few hours past noon they stopped
in a pleasant grove, where pure fresh
water bubbled forth from a basin of
white sand, and here they made a din
ner of bread and fruit while the horses
rested. Julian spoke with the princess
and asked her how she bore the fatigue
of the journey but his manner was
free from any shade of familiarity.
She in turn asked concerning his
wound, and expressed the hope that it
might not prove serious. When he
had gone, Albia remarked:
"The more I see of that man, the
more do I love and honor him. He
is no common man, my lady."
"I shall always remember him with
gratitude," returned Ulin, gazing down
as slje spoke.
"And I," added the bondmaiden,
earnestly, "should like to remain with
him, and serve him always."
"You are generous, Albia."
"Because I am but a poor slave, and
can only pay such debts with grateful
"No, no, Albia—a slave no more.
When we left my father's house you
stepped forth free. You are my com
panion—not my slave."
The girl caught the hand of her mis
tress. and bathed it with tears.
"Free!" she murmured. "Aye—free
to serve you now and evermore! Still,
dear lady, thpre is a holy satisfaction
in feeling that the servile badge is
stricken oif. Your poor slave loved
you truly, and you may be assured
that she will love you none the less
now that she is a slave no more."
Shortly after this, and while yet Al
bia was drying her eyes, Julian called
up the horses, and made ready for an
other start.
Late in the evening they reached the
bank of the Pharphar, and once more
stopped to rest. The cave of the her
mit was only a few leagues distant,
and could be easily reached by mid
night. For himself the chieftain did
not care. He wished the princess to
act her own pleasure.
•The cave of Ben Hadad was in a
deep valley, where the river wound
between two long, high hins and
thick woods shut it out from the heat
of the noonday sun and from the gaze
of the stranger. A good path led to
it from the plain, though a person
needed acquaintance with the way in
order safely to follow it. Julian was
surely used to the path, for he thread
ed its various windings without any
hesitation, and at length drew up be
fore a bold face of rock, beneath an
overhanging shelf on which was the
entrance to Ben Hadad's cave. It was
too dark now to see all this plainly,
but those who had been there before
knew very well where they were. A
loud call from Hobaddan soon brought
a lighted torch from the cave, borne
by a black slave.
"What ho, Ortok where is your
master?" demanded the lieutenant.
"Ho, ho—it is Hobaddan."
"Yes, you grinning rascal, it is I
and it is also Julian and. further
more, others are with us. Where is
Ben Hadad
"He is in his bed, sir, sound asleep."
"And where is my—where is Eza
"She is also asleep, sir."
"Then call them at once. But hold
—lead us into the cave first."
The negro came out with his torch,
and while Hobaddan stopped a few
moments with the slaves to look after
the horses, Julian led Ulin and Albia
into the cave. It was a broad, high
chamber in the solid rock, and the
light of the torch revealed the fact
that there must be other chambers be
in a little while a tall, broad-shoul
dered old man, with hair' and beard as
white as the breast of a swan, came
forth from a distant passage, and al
most at the same time an aged woman
came from another direction. Julin
quickly approached them, and spoke
a few words in private and then said,
"These ladies, good father and moth
er, seek your aid and protection. Ask
them no questions tonight, for they
are worn and wtary, and need,-repose.
On the morrow they will tell you their
story." He then approached the prin
The old womai\,
she saw Al-
bia's face, recognized her at once and
as she gazed upon the beautiful fea
tures of the princess, the latter said:
tures of i.be princess, she said:
"Good mother." replied Ulin "I shajl
tell you the whole truth and then you
will know just how much protection
we need."
And thereupon she went on, and re
lated all that had transpiredV to the
present. She told how she had con
sented to be the wife of the king—she
told of the death of her mother—and
then she told how, in her bereavement,
she bgean to dread and fear the man
she had promised to marry.
"The woman took Ulin's hand, and
pressed jit warmly between her own.
"Dear child," she said, with much
•notion, for the had been deeply
moved during the recital—"you could
not have told your story to one who
could have better understood it oot
only sympathise with you, hut I will
we understand and now, my dear
Ulin,'if" I may venture upon the, in
4uiry,. what do you propose, to do. In
th^ future?"
"My thoughts in that direction Igave
been vague and troublesome," replied
the princess. She spoke frankly, for
Ezabel had won her entire confidence.
"I have reflected upon the subject, and
my mind has found but one resting
place. I must remain away from
Julian is much feared in Damascus,"
said Ulin.
"The king fears him," retnrned Eza
bel, quickly "and he has occasion for,
fear but no poor man fears him.
However, I will not take it upon my-
self tn nr-iiso TliTmn'a fault a 1-T«» na«
self to excuse Julian's faults. He may
have sinned be may have pursued his
revenge too far. Let those who have
suffered what be has suffered con
demn him if they can."
"He has suffered much good moth'
"More than I ean tell, my child/*
"He is of Damascus born?"
"And—perhaps—of honored' family?"
Children Derive Many Trait* from Their
runway Ancestry.
Damascus until the king is dead. I
can think nothing more. "Where I to 100 pounds.
abide I care not, so long as I am safe diabetes and could not live. I was
from harm." wretched and hopeless when I began
The princess fell upbn the woman'sj using Doan's Kidney^Pills, but they
ck and blessed her and after a little cured me eight years ago, and I've
time sne became calm, and wiped the been well ever since."
grateful tears from her face. Her next'
question was of Julian. Had he yet
left the cave?"
"No," replied Ezabel "nor will he
leave it at present! He is wounded In
the breast, and——"
"Wounded!" repeated Ulin, catching
suddenly at the word, and
pale. "Is it dangerous?"
"No, not dangerous, lady but he
must have rest and nursing. It is
more serious than he at first thought
but if he is careful, there will be no
"Oh," cried the maiden, in a tone ot
relief, "I am glad it is not dangerous.
If he had suffered on my account, the
joy of my escape from Horam would
have been sadly darkened."
Ezabel bowed her head, and pressed
her hands upon her brow. There was Masonry.—Kansas City Journal,
certainly some deep and sudden emo
tion moving within her, for her frame
trembled, and incoherent whisperings
fell from her lips.
"Julian will not suffer," she said,
when she at length raised her head.
"Ben Hadad has examined his wound,
and it can be easily healed."
"You have known Julian for som*
time," pursued Ulin, musingly.
"Yes. I have known him from child
hood, and my son has been his con.
st~nt companion."
"Your son?"
"Ah—perhaps you did not know that
Hobaddan was my son."
"I did nt."
"Well—such is the fact, taobaddai
is my only child. He was a strong
youth, with the stature of manhood, Mr. Saoeckel about $5,009. The sing
while yet Julian was an 'infant and ers are always assisted by ant orchea
from those early years the two have
been always together. In the begin
ning Hobaddan was the guide and pro
tector but in later years, since Julian
has reached the age and strength o!
maturity, my son has been content
call him master."
"The blood which runs in his veins neighborhood of 'Possum Trot. "That
is as pure and noble as ever supported fou'Leen-year-old gal of mine is sho'
a human life. The king himself can-.a wonder! Why, she kin write a let
not boast a nobler origin aye," con- ter that will' go plum to Kansas City
tinued Ezabel, with startling earnest-'or Chicago, just the same as over to
ness, "and even now, with the whole Torpidville or Pogwash! What dfye
story of his life up to this present, thing o' that?""—Puck.
hour, stamped upon his brow, he is
nobler, and better, and purer, than the
lords of Damascus. He is a man, and
his heart is true and I love him for
the generous, devoted love there is iq
his soul."
(To be continued.)
No two children, even in the same
honsehold, are alike. Twins, born in
the same hour, and externally bearing
lineaments which possess such close
resemblance that strangers do not
know the little ones apart, are often
very dissimilar in disposition and
mental traits. Who can tell,w!nt pe
culiarities, derived from some fara
way ancestor—a little child has inher
ited? This wee maiden, unlike either
parent, may be repeating in her tem
perament, her looks, and her ways
a great-grandmother long'since -van
ished from the earth. Each mother
for each child needs to make a special
study, and she need not be surprised
to find herself so often baffled and at
her wits' end to solve certain prob
lems, and to manage In certain un
looked for contingencies. If sh| will
take the trouble to keep a record of
her children, setting down in a jour
nal day. by day the interesting inci
dents, the Small happenings, and the
conclusions at Which'she arrives, {die
may be able by-and-by to assist other
puzzled mothers. Of one'^jiing the
p^her'niay be very sure/
that time Is jrell spent
voted to the intelligent
of whafc ls really for hc&j
"that i*
is de-
The. little/one' whose
according 'to fixed
for wisely and nourlshisdnftn
food, who hw plenty *tf *fljw]
o&freshfdr, the Tight irijM
•to kept free from excltpinajits^anddls
turbances/and enspfc^yis/an at
mosphere of tender
tod grow,vand show
iaent the happiness
ago had kidney
trouble bad I
could not work.
Backache was per
sistent and it was
agony to lift any*
thing. Gravel,
'•Whirling head*
a os, dizziness
and terrible urin
ary disorders ran
me down from 168
Doctors told me I had
Sold by all dealers. 60 cents a box.
Foster-Milburn. Co* Buffalo, N. %.
Lincoln and Masonry.
Col. E. B. Bierce of Springfield, 111.,
while visiting in Nordin last week, dis
cussed the question of whether or not
Lincoln was a Mason. Al­
though statements to that effect have
been made, Col. Bierce says that he
was not. He says that just after "Lin
coln's election in 1860 his petition
for membership was received by
Springfield Masonic Lodge No. 4, of
which Col. Bierce is still a member,
and acted upon favorably, but that in
view of the exciting events which'*
came on apace during that fall, and
the many things which occupied the
attention of the president-elect, he
never found time to go any further in
Itching. Blind, Bleediag, Protruding Piles. Drug*
gists are authorized to refund money It PAZO
OINTMENT falls to cure In 6 to 14 day*. sue.
Costly Shed for Music.
In the interest of music, Carl
Stoeckel, a Norfolk millionaire and
founder of the Litchfield County
Choral union, comprising five singing
societies in as many towns in the
county, is having a mammoth music
shed erected on the grounds of his
residence, Whitehouse, in Norfolk.
The building, which will cost $100,000,
will be completed in June, when the
union will give its sixth annual cos
cert, singing Mendelssohn's "Hymn of
Praise." ,Each annual coacert costs
tra of sixty pieces from New York.
Winsted (Conn.) Dispatch.
This Will Give Her Pretty Arm
Here is a physician's remedy for
AuperflMows hair on the arms, the
growth of which spoils the pleasure
of wearing short sleeves. It has been
used with excellent results by the- fam
ily of girls to whom he gave it: Oho
part quicklime, two parts carbonate
.„ of soda,, vaseline eight parts. This
forms a paste which shouW be d,
on quickly. As soon as it begins to
smart or burn it should be washed off.
The hairs wiT! usually come away
witlk the third or fourth application.
The preparation is harmless.—Phila
delphia Bulletin.
A' Budding Genius.
"Tell ye what," proudly boasted' a
prominent citizen of the Arkansas^
A Familiar Plea.
It was- at the church fair.
"Chances are $10 each," said' the
pretty girl.
The man was equal to the emer
"All I want is half a chance-,"' mai/p
tnured he:—Houston Chronicle-..
The Reason.
First College President—Having
trouble obtaining gifts?
Sfecond College President—Yes so
many financiers have taken to making
restitution direct.—New York Sun.
Genius Is the title oftea bestowed
on a man who gets along without
Some people question the statements
that coffee hurts the delicate nerves
of the body. Personal experience with
thousands proves the general state
ment true and physicians have records
of great numbers of cases that add to
the testimony.
The following is from the Rockford,
III., Register-Gazette:
Dr. Wllilaia Langhorst of Aurora
has been treating one of the queerest
cases of lppt eyesight ever in history,
the patient is O. A. Leach of Beach
county^ and In the last four months he
had doctoted with all'of the specialists
abffut'tbe country aaid has at last re*
turned home w^th th* fact impressed
on hi# mind that hi* case is incurable.
A portion of tip dtflc nerve tn
beeif rnin*l, inaderWg bis slgbt J6
limited that he is unable to see any
thing before him, but he dan see plAlu
lr anrthlQg at the side of him. _Th«»
"This fe not an :ag& wh6n "ther
can do'iafrttoy: fftea^e with
some one has ^verred. so Hetty^Green
isn't trusting to lapt jrllls. and-~te«tft*
adepts to,provide farmer pet dog, ftat
has already settled a fund upon him*
and given to him a tiank aiecount.
Just how it Is arranged nd one knows
save Mrs. Green, her daughter and the.'
men in the bank. lt is causing much
merriment among those who are in the
secrej that Mrs. Green shpuld let such
a desirable commodity as money go
to the dogs, but she says it is. senti
ment and she doesn't intend that
Dewey, as her "best friend" is called,
shall be turned out in a cold, unsym
pathetic world in his old age. Dewey
is an intelligent, affectionate little
creature, with a special talent ffr
dancing, and when Mrs. Green^gtees
the word Be rises on his hind legs
and with many manifestatipns of ex
citement goes through his little per
formance. Thanks' to his bank ac
count, however, Dewey will never
have to make his accomplishment a
marketable commodity.—New York
Man Who Could Eat It Had No Need
of Graft.
Franklin believed in fair competi
tion, in freedom^ for others as well as
himself, and eared more for his per'
sonal independence in the conduct of
his business than for the business it
self. The story of the sawdust pud
ding should be known in every news
paper office in the country. When he
first started his Gazette he made
some free comments on certain public
officials, and some of the influential
patrons of the paper resented it and
tried to stop it. He invited them to
dinner. When they came they found
nothing on the table but a pudding
made of coarse meal and a jug of wa
ter. They sat down. Franklin filled
their plates and then his own and
proceeded to eat heartily, but the
guests could not swallow the stuff.
After a few moments Franklin ^irose,
and, looking at them, said quietly:
"My friends, any man who can sub
sist on sawdust pudding, as I can,
needs no man's patronage."—Ameri
can Magazine.
How's This?
We oAr One Hnndrad Dollar* Reward for in
ease of Catarrh that cannot be cared by •aU'i
Catarrh Cure.
.Language Lemon.
Don't say "I have saw better wood
than that." Say "sawed."
Don't say "The man was drug," for
"The man was drugged."
"Don't say "You was lying to me,
then." This error is Exceedingly un
pleasing to the cultivated ear.
Dont say "You are the meanest man
1 ever knew." Say "have ever known."
Lighthouse's Fatal Attraction.
After two recent nights of fog near
ly 6.00& birds were found dead under
the lantern of Cape Grisnez light
house. They had been attracted by
the brilliant light and were killed by
flying against the lighthouse.—London
have been but few cases of Its kliid
before, and they have been caused by
whisky or tobacco. Leach has' never
used either, but has been a great cof
fee drinker, and the specialists have
decided 'thai the case has been caused
by this. Leach stated hlmseif that
for several years hei had drank three
cups of coffee for breakfast, two at
noon iand one at night. According to
the records of the socialists of this
country this is the first ease ever
caused by the use of coffee.
The nerve is fuined b^yond aid and
his case Is incurable. The fact that
mrtes the case a queer one to that the
fdght forward bas been lost and the
fide sight has been retained. Accord
Jo* to the doctor's statement, t*e
yotia* man will have to give up oof
fte or the resfc of his slght wm fol
low and
F. .h CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
We, the nnderilgned. have known F. t. Cbeney
for thelaat IS year*, and believe blm perfectly koa
erable In all buslnea* transanMoss financially
•Me to carry oat &uy oollgatlona made by bla fira.
WAMHNe, KIHXAN ft Mabvijj,
Wholesale Drugglata, Toledo, O.
•Ml'* Gatarrh' Ettr* fa taken Internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous surface* of the
natem. Testimonials sent free. Price 75
Mttle. Sold bv all Druggists.
1 all Druggli
Family Puis
Limit of Power to Control.
"We don't know much about politics.
Twit if the president i-s to have power
to control, through men appointed by
him, the prices charged for transpor
tation on our railroads, .we do not
quite understand why he should not
have the same power fn regard to
steamboats, interstate express compa
nies, telegraph and telephone compa
nies, and so on to the end of the chap
ter including, perhaps, the prices of
things in states where they are not
mairafaeturert, and if one of these
days an' ambitious raseal of the Na
poleon stamp should' manage tp get
into the White House, with all thia
power and the army and navy behind'
him, and should take a fancy to dis
tinguish himself, under the Monroe
doctrine, by attempting to conquer the
world, we wonder what would become
oil ©ar free republi«-?:—George T. An
gell, Our Dumb Animals.
lUa^Wahderful on»li
Piakbtante Vegetal^
Fannie D.Fok
through the advice of Mrs. Plnkham*
of Lynn, Jdass,, which is given to aiok
women absolutely free of'. chaise.
The present Mrs. Pinkham lias for
twenty-five years made study of the
ills of her sex she has consulted with
and advised thousands of suffering
women, who to-day owe not only their
health but even life to her helpful
Mrs. Fannie D. Fox, of 7 Chestnut
Street, Bradford, Pa., writes:
Dear Mrs. Pinkham
"I suffered for a long time with ftnak
trouble, and finally was told by my phraioiaa
that I had a tumor. I did not want to
submit to an operation, so wrote you for
advice. I received your letter ana did as
you told me, and to-day I am completely
cured. My doctor saystM tinnor'faH disap
peared, and I am once more a well woman.
I believe Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com*
pound is the best medicine in the world.*
The testimonials which we are eon*
atantlypublishlngfrom grateful-women
establish beyond a doubt the -power of
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound to conquer female diseases.
Women suffering from any form of
female weakness are invited to
promptly communicate with Mrs.
Pinkham, at Lynn, Mass. She asks
nothing in return for her advice. It la
absolutely free, and to thousands of
women has proved to be more precious
Remarkable Invention Promises
Reduce Cost 25 Per Cent.
Many"' mechanical cotton picker*
have been invented to gather +he cot
ton from the plant. Some picked ev
erything in sight, lint, leaves and
bolls. Some were made principally to
sell stock in the companies that ex
ploited them, and never picked'at all,
One ran away on a plantation in Mis
sissippi and destroyed half an acre of
coi.ton. Cotton pickers and gold
bricks are iiv the same category tc
the average farmer's mind. Yet there
Is a mechanical cotton picker that has
worked. Mr. George Lowry has made
one which with its five operator*
picked 1,4'84 pounds in a day. thou
sand pounds is a good day's work for
five hand pickers, The machine with
five men did the work of seven oi
eight hands. It is not yet in its' final
shape. The promoters admit that it
is not adapted' to all kinds of cotton,
Yet, with its limitations, if it could
save even one-quarter of the 975,000,*
000 or more annual expense, and ren
der the present labor supply adequate
for the gathering of the crop, Mr.
Lowry would go down in history with
Eli "Whitney.
tl may be true that all men ar«
fools, but they are not reminded of II
so often if they remain single.
Let it be remembered that the eyea
may be attacked in one case'and the
stomach in another, while in others it
may be kidneys, heart, bowels or gen-
nervous prostration. The remedy
i:obvious and should-be.adopted be
fore too late.
Qiflt coffee, if you show Incipient
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