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A MODERN ROMEO AND JULIET
(BY MAURICE MONTEGCT.) Grave,' silent, lost in thought, they were sitting , close together, clasping each other's hands, looking into each other's eyes. She was tall, slender and pale, dressed a la grecque in a largo white peplos. Her hair, dressed with ribbons, framed her regular features and concealed her ears, as you have seen in our photo graphs of the saintly looking Cleo de Merode. " " ' ' Her expression was sad and her eyes full of tears as she looked at her lover, who was also pale, rather stout, prema turely bald. Both were about thirty years of age. After a long silence he said in a hol low voice,1 that sounded as if it came from far away: " "So it-is all settled, Liane? You have thought it all over and considered every thing? You are still firm?" "I have considered everything, thought of everything, and nothing can shake my resolution," she whispered almost inaudibly. "It is all settled." . He sighed as do the ghosts in the long corridors of haunted castles; "And still it seems so hard that you Should die, you who are so young and strong and beautiful." " "It is true, Jacques; it is true." But ten times rather die than live without you. Think of what we liave been to each other during these last three years! We have shown the world an example of true love, true constancy, "We have been admired by all, point ed out as models. We have become proverbial as Romeo and Juliet, as Paulo and Francesca. Like these lov ers of old, we have been tormented and persecuted by evil gods. Your parents want to force you to marry a rich wid ow with cold feet, and thus tear you away from me, and I can do nothing but mourn and weep. "But since you have not the courage to brave the anger of your father, the selfishness of your mother, there is nothing for us to do but to die together, confident that our souls will meet be yond the gates of death. Let us leave behind this world of misery, and Hy to the happy stars, where no power is strong enough to keep two loving hearts apart. Let us die now in each other's arms, by poison or dagger." He looked at her uneasily and seemed to hesitate and shudder at the brink of the abyss. "Liane," he said, "I cannot bear the thought that you should see me die, look upon my disfigured face, con vulsed with the pain of death. I am strong. I can not bear the sight of see ing you dying in my arms. You must die first." "Oh, my beloved, you do not know the strength of a woman who loves. But perhaps you are right; let us spare each other the ghastly sight.. Let us say good-bye to each other and part with a smile on our lips.. It' is now four o'clock. At five I will put an end to myself in my own room, alone. Follow my example, Liane." "I will, I will, Jacques, my beloved. The clock on the mantlepiece is just now striking four, when again it strikes the hour my soul will follow yours into the great unknown." "Good-bye then, darling. This part ing is not death; it is life that begins." She threw herself into his arms, and into the last embrace they threw all the passion of their hearts. Three minutes later Jacques was in the street below walking quickly to ward Gare St. Lazare, where he had sent his trunks. "What a narrow escape," ho said to himself. "She was superb, though. I wonder if she thinks I am going to kill myself? And she, who can tell? "Poor Liane! She adored me, and never would have' consented to let me free. She would have killed me, I am sure, at the altar, before she would surrender me to another. Not for a moment did she suspect I had grown tired of her." As the clock struck five, Jacques, sitting comfortably in a first-class com partment, rolled out from Gare St. La zare. He opened the window, threw a kiss into the air and said gaily, "Adieu, Liane." Then he picked up an even ing paper and began to read. At the same, moment, in her flat, standing in front of a large mirror, Liane was trying on a new hat. When the little clock tingled forth the hour of five, she thought: "So it is five now. Good riddance, Jacques. I don't care whether you kill yourself or not. At any rate, you won't dare come back. , "It is all over, thank God. ' He has worried the life out of me these last months. But he did love me, though; he worshipped me, and simply would LEADERS IN STYLE LEADERS IN QUALITY Proof I III eduction Sale on en s an d Boys Clothing una On going through our large stock of- Men's and Boys' Clothing we find that we have again heavily over bought this season in these respective lines. Our sales in these two departments have been very satisfactory, but not what they would have been if the weather had not been so warm. " To make this clothing move we have reduced the price to Half the Regular Price !iiitiM i r am. J y f-5 . ' 4 - " " B I If mmmmm mmmmm. .-"'nv ii iWiilifiilS mmmmmmi The House of Kuppenheimet Chicrgo r a sj -it' and even lower on some; Three men's suits and two hundred and fifty boys', suits. These are not old shop-worn goods that are out of style and of cheap quality, but are odd lots taken from our entire stock. consisting of some of the season's very latest designs. We have them in all colorsgrays, blues, browns, blacks, and olives. A large assortment of sizes men's from 31 to 46; boys' knee-pant suits, ages from 3 years to 17 years. Come in and see for yourself that this is no fake sale. You will find the goods just as we have stated. Everybody should take advantage oi these prices. We have many other rare bargains on other good seasonable goods not to be found anywhere but at the House of Quality. ardy, Malone Jones THE HOUSE OF QUALITY. STRICTLY ONE PRICE not understand that I had grown tired of him, that I loved another. "Oh, there is Armand, now! He is crossing the street, coming upsiairs, ringing the bell. Oh, Armand, you do not know how I have been longing for you." Sheriff-Elect Very Low. Hickman, Ky., Nov. 21. Goalder Johnson, who has been deputy sheriff for the past four years, and who in the election this month was elected sheriff of this county, is at death's door with typhoid fever. He was taken ill on the 3d of this month, the day following the election, and for several days has been very ill. A trained nurse from Nash ville is in attendance. Mr. Johnson is one of the most popular men in Ful ton County, and has the record of be ing the youngest sheriff ever elected in his county . ' First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Eegular services next Sunday, both morning and evening. The organ is now being put in and wo cannot use the auditorium, but services will be held in lecture room. No, it's not too early to sit for photo graphs for Christmas use. Call up Southworth and make appointment. Sittidgs any time day or night. 84tf The Orphean Musical Club. The management takes pleasure in presenting this organization for its eighth season. They have had phenomenal success in their past seasons and are more generously equipped than ever to please the public the coming season. They are versatile, artistic, capable of giving a widely diversified program, con sisting of vocal quartets, horn quartets, solos, illustrated songs and impersona tions. They have an extensive repertoire of vocal music and in the classic, humo rous and comic selections are equally at home, their voices blending in perfect harmony, giving the effect of a deep toned organ. In the pathetic they excel, as their sympathetic rendition gains the heart of their audience, while their comic songs are true to life and are sung to vim. They are especially commended for their perfect articulation, the story nt narli snnfr hfiins cleadv brousht out. An unbroken program of vocal music and readings is by some considered mo notonous and hence the Urpueans are intrnHiicin? this instrumental feature. With greatest confidence the manage ment presents the urass iuanei consisi of a cornet, mellophone, baritone and trombone. ' This is a rare and delight ful combination, insuring a well balanced quartet, the richness of tone being un excelled, and a variety of music offered which will please the most exacting. Reynolds Opera House Monday night, Nov. 29. OAK GROVE. Rev. Waters preached two very inter esting sermons at Beulah Sunday. Miss Virgie Corum has gone to Scots ville, Ky., to visit her aunt, Mrs. Belle Goad. Miss Nannie McMurry returned Fri day from a visit to friends and relatives at Fulton. Miss Nina Wilson is spending Thanks giving with her mother, Mrs. Belle Wil son, near Elbridge. Mrs. Charlie Neugent, of near Ful ton, visited at the home, of her aunt, Mrs. C. B. Hale, last week. Mr. Clarence Bufford, who has been in bed for the past two weeks with a fractured limb, is improving. Mrs. W. R. Jones and daughter, Katherine, of Murphysboro, 111., are visiting friends and relatives here. Mrs. Bettie Pickering has returned to her home in Fulton, after a two week's visit to her daughter, Mrs. C. S. Talley. Miss Ruth Talley and Miss Virginia Thompson will give an entertainment Friday night, Nov. 27, at Oak Grove Schoolhouse for the benefit of the li brary. Admission 10 and 15 cents. Let everyone come and help a good cause. Use Jersey Cream Flour. None better. In Memory of Mrs. Rebecca Reeves. When the autumn leaves were falling, And the earth so fair and bright, We have seen our gentle sister laid Within the silent tomb. Loving friends around her pillow Watched and sought with bated breath To withstand the angel fingers That inclosed her eyes iu death. Calm she lay and unresisting, As the angel guide unseen Stood upon the fatal threshold Stood and watched with smile serene Nearear drew and laid his fingers On her lips and cheek and brow, And departing bore her spirit Heaven ward, . Where she dwelleth now. Shrowded in her spotless raiment, Lying in a last repose, WTith her features cold and rigid, And as fair as winter snows; She seemed sleeping, 0 so sweetly, With her gentle hands enfolded And a rose upon her breast. Friend and dear ones weep not, To her let your voices rise in prayer, That you may go hence to meet her, Let her footsteps guide you there; Feel assured that she awaits you, And will greet you with a smile. A. Friend. TO ALL ALIKE Take Notice. All parties indebted to us are re quested to call and settle their accounts not later than Dec. 1, as all accounts must be settled by that date. Very respectfully, 3Glt Bakxes & Robertson.- ' Registration Notice. The registration books for the corpor ation election in Union City, January 1, 1910, will be open at Caldwell's Book Store on Thursday, Friday and Satur day, Dec. 9, 10 and . 11, 1909, for new residents and all voters who have not already registered that desire to vote. D. P. Caldwell, Chairman, A. D. Keller, Secretary, W. G. Tomerlin, J. M. Caldwell, 36-3t Registrars. Farmers, Attention Did you ever see hogs as high as they have been for the last six months? Do you look for them to be cheaper within the next twelve? We certainly do not look for lower prices on this stock, and want you to look into the matter for yourself, and there is no reason why you should not get $5.00 per bbl. for your corn by feeding to hogs. A num ber of farmers have made hundreds of dollars already this year, and some in the thousands, by handling hogs and cattle. If you have not got the hogs to feed, buy some. , See us when you want to buy or sell. 32-tf W. G. Rkynoixs.