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THAT GIRL of JOHNSON'S
Tty JEA.fr KA.T& LVVLVM. AtAtr 1 "M m CM'i Mtrat JUt. Eoltrxi Accordint In Ad of Concrra la lh Vr ISOO by Strtct Smlih. Id lb OBc ef lb Librarian mt Cone raw, ( Wubioi ion, D. C CHAPTER XXI Continued. Dolores' heart was to tick, every thing wm so dark for the moment "he could not tee or think clearly, but she remembered with stinging distinct- "What shall I do?" aha cried, "what shall I do? If he should die If be should die before t hare asked him to forgive me I cannot live I could not live, I tell you, and let him die believ ing that" "We will be In time, dear," he said, quietly, and she did not question it, scarcely heard the more kindly name, though the horror somehow fell away from her heart and silence and full despair mingled with an indefinite hope rested upon her. Not another word was uttered until they were standing at the door of the hospital. Dolores asked brokenly as she clung to his arm, unable to stand alone for the moment: "You are sure sure we are In time?" "Ten," said the young man gravely, mod with steady assurance In bis voice. "Yes, Dolores. Be brave as you al ways are, and all will be well." And as Dr. Dunwiddle held her hand for a moment, putting new strength into her fingers from bis steady clasp, he said, cheerily: "I am glad you are here. Miss John son. We will need you la the morn ing, hut you can do nothing tow and would only tire yourself to no use. We will call you when it Is neces sary." "But I cannot sleep I cannot rest ontll I . have seen my father. Dr. Dun widdle. May I not at least speak tb blm?" "No. I must say no, Miss Johnson. Your father is quiet and in a half doze; should you see him now be would be too weak to talk to you. au4 it would be worse than useless." Dolores did not think of resting or sleeping with the great weight of ber Injustice to her father upon her mind, Ibut the woman who entered with them at the orders of tbe doctor to see that the girl should rest quietly, removed her things and Induced her to lie down for a moment any way, and she slept until light tepplng on her door awoke her. She answered the rap, a tremor in her voice, her thoughts contused and unable at first to comprehend where he was or why she was there, until the voice on the other ilde of the door told her to go to room 37 as soon as she was ready, and she realized what had come. When she entered No. S7. Dr. Dun widdle turned to her, as she approach ed with a quiet greeting. "We think ho wishes to see you, . Miss Jobnson,"be said. "Speak to him," please." She leaned over the bed with won derful self-control; the hollow face among the pillows was pallid with the dows of death upon it; the coarse, scant hair, strayed on the pillow. In stinctively she touched it half timidly with her fingers, speaking faintly to him. "Father," she said. "Father!" He muttered something unintellig ible without opening his eyes, her voice seeming to reach him even In his stupor. Then suddenly be started up and opened wide his eyes brilliant they were with a swift, false light and looked past the girl and those at the bedRlde, to where young Green was standing near the window away from the others. "Ded ye get ther water?" he whis pered, hoarsely. "Were ther gal thar?" Then he sank back muttering: "D'lores D'lores? Why, Bbe's Jest Dlores that's all." Then, his voice rising above the hoarse, weak whisper, be called clear ly with a new tone in It the name Do lores had never before heard from him the name of her mother. "I'm a rough ole feller, Mary," the weak, broken voice muttered faintly. "I dedn't mean ter make ye cry. I told ye I warn't good 'nouch fer ye." Dr. Dunwiddle was standing beside Dolores, and unconsciously his eyes "Fathsrl fatherl" were fastened upon, her face, spell bound, as were the tender eyes of her friend at the window as were the yes of every one for the time In the room. "Et's a gall" be muttered, weakly, tkla vaha falltna 'I mA mmt Hknlv et'd be a gal. Jest my luck. . Eft hed been a boy, now. But et ever tbet young feller kerns around hyar a-put-tln notions inter her head yes, she's purty 'nough, Mary, an' I don't blame ye, so don't cry; only et's my eurnej ' lock that she wa'n't a boy" - Th lanttMlnv MMMI! IhA wpftlr volo -sank Into silence; a faint rasp , stirred tbe white lips, and the hollow yes ' opened tor ma instant, all the light gone from them. uid rested oa the face above him; then a strange, halt-livid pallor prea4 ever bU fae and D. Dunwiddle drew-' the rtrl cently from the bedside oier to; tbe open window: ,He pourud out -.. " V ' "i '-.-:' -i.r ' 1 wine from a glass on a stand near, and pressed It to her Hps. "Drink it," he said sternly, and she obeyed him mechanically. loungtireen came and stood at the back of her cbalr, as though to shield her from any mora of life's strain, at,y more of the sadness thst had followed her, nay, even to death. His friend, seeing the expression of his face, laid bis hand gently on his arm in sudden comforting. But Dolores' hands lay In her lap Ilka two hands of Ice. She herself seemed turning Into Ice with no power of feeling or thought or wish. She seemed to herself In a strange half sense to have died when her father died. CHAPTER XXII. But Life Went On. Her father was dead; she knew It; she accepted It In silence after the first wild return to the realisation of what had come upon her. Only once, when she was alone with young Green, while they were making preparations to convey the body home, did she show' any sign of emotion. She was "Hew can he know?'' standing at the little window in tbefr parlor looking out upon the busy street Dora, who bad come to her upon receiving the telegram of her uncle's death, was In the inner room with Mrs. Allen and the doctors and one or two of the attendants. Her father was dead dead. Never before bad she seen death. She knew absolutely nothing about any other lire, about anything beyond the days that passed much alike to her or had passed much alike to her until these friends came into her life. Heaven was where' the stars were; her astro nomy told her of God. an infinite Be ing, all powerful, all merciful; the Creator of all things, but farther than that she knew nothing. Thought crowded upon thought, yet with a distinctness mingled with those strange half Intelligible words of the past, that was Intense suffering to her. She was In a half stupor, with her brain so active that It was weuring away her very life. Dr. Dun widdle said that she must be aroused; she must be brought out of this state; she must be moved to tears, or to some utterance of her grief. She could not go on like this. For a year now she had been In this strained state of feeling. He turned to Dora In this time of need. She was not the pale girl who arrived at the mountain a year before; her face had filled out; her cheeks no longer boro the, hectic flush, but held the soft color of ad vancing health, while her eyes had lost their strained look of suffering. Dr. Dunwiddle called her over to him by the window that morning and she went to him obediently. "Something tnuHt be done for your cousin," he said, gravely. "She is In such a state of half consciousness, her senses dulled by too much strain upon them that she Is In danger of losing ber mind. Go to her. You are a wom an, and will know what to do." "But I don't know what to do," sho said as gravely as he had spoken. "Dr. Dunwiddle, I.orle Is so different from other girls, I don't know what to suy when she is like that." "It sounds cruel." he said. "Miss Dora, but it is the only thing that can be done, and is true kindness. "You are alwayB kind." she said softly, and the soft eyes lifted to his were womanly eyes, and the tender, drooping face was a aweet face to him. "We will take her away from here as soon as all Is over. We return to New York next week. Dr. Dunwiddle. There is so much there to take her mind from these things; tha change will be good better than anything else, will it not?" "You are going so soon?" ha said, and the grave voice proved the inward control of the tumult In hla heart "Dora Dora, will you leave me with no promise, no word of kindness, no hope that I may see you again, have you love you? You are very kind to every one, Dora Johnson, out of the pure sweetness of your heart be kind to me and tell ma of soma kindly thought." They bad forgotten for tha moment the girl in the other room. Dora's bands were close in bis, Dora's tender face was lifted up to bis with a half shy sweetness upon It, Dora's Hps were whispering something, he scarce ly knew what, only knew that Dora was giving to him the tender, sweet womanly heart with Ita purity and truth giving this Into his keeping to ba held, thank God, through all their lives as the sacred thing It was woman's tender heart ' Then, by and by only a' minute It might be, yet with a life's change to them Dora : draw away ' her soft, trarm hand. ' and a new expression was oa the sweet face, lifted with Its Uarful ayes to tha faea above bar.. T -f ro to Lorta Manr,' she . whlscon i sm w a '----or h b-v low ' aess. "i inu. . .. .j tvoa- eveo now." "Always my thoughtful, tender girl," ha said, and the low spoken words brought the deeper color to the smooth cheeks and a gleam of happy light In the lifted gray eyes. She drew away from him and cross ed the room to the door of the Inner room, her heart beating rapturously In spite of the sadness that would come at thought of the sadness of the nobler girl In that still, empty room beyond. But in the doorway she paused and every thought left her every thought save of the girl aha had come to comfort, the brave, noble, true girt who had suffered so much and so long atone. ' Young Green had Just entered the room from the hall. There had been something in his manner lately that won Dora's deepest respect. The lightness that had made blm sua a Jolly comrade had given place M a quiet humor that made blm a chatm Ing companion. She had guessed, watching him, interested ' In him, lov ing Dolores as she loved ber she guessed of the thought he hsd for her, and she honored him loving such a girl as this grave cousin of hers, this girl so slightingly spoken of among her own neighbors because of her utter height above tbem, this girl whom her father had hated with his narrow hatred, this girl the personifi cation of womanliness and truth and purity. Dolores turned from the window at his approach, and a sudden sbsrp sense of everytmng that had gone, everything that must coma In the future, struck her like a knife. She turned to him with a bitter cry, hold ing out her hands as though for help: "He Is dead!" she cried, and the watching girl In the doorway felt the hot tears rush to her tyes at sound ot the agonizing voice and the agaony on the lifted pallid face. "He is dead, and he does not know I am sorry he ran never know now." He took ber hands In his, and held them close and warm In his strong clasp; his eyes were only full of a great tenderness and love anil longing to comfort her; nls voice was tender as a woman's when he spoke. "I think he does know, Dolores. I believe he does know. 'To whom much Is given much shall be required.' Therefore, to whom less Is given less shall be required. I believe he does know and has forgiven you and me." "How can he know?" she cried, and Dora's hand went out to the strong band near her for strength, watching the lifted Icy face before her, never thinking of her eavesdropping, forget ting everything but the agony of the girl. "How ran he know when he Is dead? When he died before I could tell him before he could forgive me? Don't you know that ray father is dead?" (To be continued.) Charles Dickens Settlement. Rev. W. H. Lougsdon. vicar of St. Michael's borough, J-ondon, is looking for a "founder" for his proposed "Charles Dickens Settlement," in that parish. . The qualification is a gift of $25,01)0. Lnnt street. In which the Church of St. Micbael Is situated, is where a back atjlc was taken f.r little Charles during Ms "blacking" days, and where years afterward Bob Saw yer lodged. Mr. Ixingsdon has re cently, with the aid of some friends, secured the fieehold of a block e houses and stables, with a large ware house behind. The houses have been turned Into a mission house, boys' club, vicarage, etc.. and It is the ware house which Mr. Ixmgsdon proposes to utilize for the "Charles Dickens Set tlement." If the vicar could secure the $25,000 required to start the set tlement, he would be able to divide tha warehouse Into rooms for class teach ing, clubs, gymnasium, entertainment hall and reading rooms, etc., tor both sexes, while the top floor could be used for bedrooms for young students and others who would come down to the settlement as helpers. The Kaiser and Art The Kaisers latest role is that of champion of the pointers whose pic tures have been rejected by the man agement of the annual German art ex hibition. Out ot S.lMv pictures offered only 600 have been accepted, nnd it Is alleged that the selections are due to favoritism and improper Influences. It is stated that the modern Impression ist school Is favored ut the expense of the other styles. The painters of the 2.400 rejected pictures laid their grievances before the Emperor, and It appears that their protest has been successful. A high official In the Ministry of Education, Privy Councilor Mueller, who Is chiefly responsible for the management of the art exhibition, has quitted his post. It Is understood the change is due di rectly to the Emperor's initiative. It is probable that next year the Em peror Intends to participate personally In the selection of pictures, when the impressionists, whom he abhors, will secure less prominence. Rha Could Have Her Way. James Lane Allen tells the story of an old bachelor living in Kentucky, who, having determined to get mar ried, sought the advice of a married' friend on this serious step. Ha spoke of his farm and money and the ma terial advantages of a union with the lady of his choice, but ' sentiment seemed to have no place in his con sideration. After listening carefully to what he had to say on the subject, the married friend asked: "What If your tastes differed great ly? Suppose, for Instance, that she liked Tennyson, and you didn't?" "Well," responded the bachelor, "un der those circumstances, I suppose she could go there." New York Times. What They Do. "Do you think . the so-called manly art, as exemplified by prize fighting, is of any real benefit?" . "Certainly, Prise tights serve to stimulate . "What?" n-Vy;'' ' -;! -'; 'Betting."? -;. -f -; ,''.'. 1 -H' v '''" ' 'v trletly Nautical." "What v... iw cup aewcure be 'that foi'w fimiKm.r - ' . , . ..--(, - .,; iv.-ssd-ire, at : v', i.'f.;"..;- " THE NEWS RESUME. being a Cendenstd Story of the Ntws of tha Week. An arbitration treaty between Italy and France la signed at Farts. Thieves steal a collection of sermons from a preacher at Houston, Tex. Hiram W. Beckwlth, law partner of Abraham Lincoln, died In Chicago.. The new Frenrh battleship, Tatrle, came near sinking when launched. The Argentine Republic has sold two men-of-war through a I .on don agency, The Bondelzwarta tribes In German Southwest Africa have risen In revolt A steel plant at Jollet was destroyed by fire, entailing a loss estimated at $33,000. Paris Is little excited by tbe decision In the Dreyfus rase. Dreyfus refuses to talk. Genersl MacArthur returns from his tour of Inspection of the Hawaiian Islands. Carnegie has set aside $4,000,000 for the benefit of workmen injured In the steel plants. The Salvation Army at New York furnishes Christmas dinners to $0,000 poor persons. Russia orders millions of pounds of beef and other war supplies from Chi cago packers. Franca will buy ot Italy the old home of the Bourbons, the family of the late King of Naples. Thirty-eight persona were killed and 124 Injured In seventeen Pennsylvania collieries last year. Charles Brown, a bridegroom of one day, Is stabbed to death in a saloon fight at Plnevllle, Mo. A sharp earthquake Is felt at Lea Angeles, Cel., where citizens at first think It Is an explosion. Bert Barron, 17 years old, killed hla father while protecting bla mother from assault at Joplln, Mo. Tbe Arre treaty between Bolivia and Brazil Is ratified by the Bolivian Con gress by a vote of 41 to 11. More than $134,000,000 will be dis tributed In dividends and Interest in New York City In January. The Infant son of C. Oliver Iselln re ceives a gift of $1,000,000 from his grandfather at the christening. Tbe cruiser Olympia has been or dered to Cartagena to convey United StateB Minister Beaupre to Colon. A movement is on foot to beautify London with boulevards similar to those which are the fame of Paris. Tbe Mayor of Council Bluffs, Iowa, is accused of protecting gamblers in his city, at a stated sum per month. The New York Department of I-abor reports an Increase In membership and number of unions during last year. Tbe leaning tower of Garisenda at Bologna has been sold to Baron Fran' chettl, who is prominent as a composer. Foreign diplomats are making every effort to ascertain what, course tha United States will pursue In the event ot war In the far East. A duel was fought in Paris over tha Dreyfus case. One man was wounded and, contrary to all tradition, the oppo nents are still unreconciled. The exports of the United States dur ing the year just closing show sub stantial gains In nil the great groups under which satisfies are classified. Fire In the laboratory of the Goo logical Survey destroyed valuable maps and chemicals. The topographical maps of the World s Fair were saved. Mrs. Anna N. Spence of Alexander County, 111., owns an atlas published In New York In 17PG. It is said to be the oldest book of its kind in the United States. James Gillespie Is held without ball on the charge of murdering his twin sister. The three other persons in' volved are released on bond at Rising Sun, Ind. W. J. Bryan has bought the Bryan homestead at Salem, III. The purchase la a sentimental one. Col. Bryan stat ing that he will continue to reside in Nebraska. The relatives of Joseph and Louis Choisser of Equality, III., desire an In vestigatlnn of the killing at I.o An geles, in which both the Choissera lost their lives. Rusf'.a Is to use-sterner measures in Finland in order to overcome the ob structive tactics of certain officials and school teachers to proposed govern mental changes. Attorney General Hamlin of Illinois rules that Coles County, on account ot the tangled condition of Its finances, shall I hi tie no more Jury warrants until next September. Gov. Taft's tentative arrangements for the purchase of the friars' lands in the Philippines have been approved Tbe price to be paid for tbe 3(1,000 acres Is $7,239,784. A blizzard swept over the Upper Mis sissippi Valley last week, bringing ml ery to the homes of thousands of tha poor. Traffic was sorely Impeded In localities, and miles of telegraph and telephone wires are down. Fire in the large department store of B. Lowsnsteln A Bro., at Memphis, Tenn., does damage estimated at from $100,000 to $150,000. President Eylar ot the Manhattan Coal Co. files a bill in the Circuit Court at Bloomlngton, 111., requesting that receiver be appointed. Tha head-on collision of .two Para Marquette trains In Michigan proves to be one of the moat tragic and ap palling in history. Tbe operator whoaa station was passed when a stop should bava been made say that tha blizzard blew out tha red algnal light An organization of manufacturers ot patent medicines bopea to atop the cut ting In prices by druggists and depart ment stores. Dowls declare the Messiah will re turn to tha earth next century to reign 1.000 years, and that ha (Dewla) ) will return with btm. , .?-;?;. William B. Smith, tha New York baker whs recently- Inherited part of tha fortune of his eistar, tha Ut fra, Charles U. 9lr, waa Btyaterfonaly Bias lag fro hla New York kotue, bat wa 1 U Deavwr; tr tb psl.'r f 1 -f kia f - , smmmtmiimmmmmmmmmmmnminrnimmmmmniTO Jacksomi Exchange Bank C e Capital $20,000. - Surplus $10,000. J y Solicits the accounts of Merchants,- Stockdealers, Fannere and others, and offers them every facility which their balances and responsibility warrant. SAVE YOUR MONEY. B The Auxiliary Hank System will teach yon how. Call at tho JACKSON EXCHANGE BANK. Jackson, Mo., and get one of those Strong Boxes Free. Put jrour surplus earning! therein, no matter how small, and start a BANK ACCOUNT. 5 rents saved each working day for five years amounts to. 78.25 25 " " " " 391.25 $ I .OO " " " "1 ,565.00 INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS. 3 3 3 3 3 iiuumuummiuniiuiuiuiuiuuium Of all kinds. Shingles, Laths, Flooring, Cement, Hair and everything that you want in building is found at my yard. C.W. HENDERSON, JACKSON, MO. The Jackson Herald A Weekly Republican Newspaper. $1.00 Per Year. All the News. Circulates all over the County. Call on us for Note Heads, rosters, Envelopes, Circulars, rhamplets, Law Briefs and all kinds of book or Job work. ZAo accjon Jfceralct, B. F. LUSK, Editor and Prop. i he fraternal Urder oi Colonials. 8 A Fraternal Beneficiay Society Organized Under the Laws of the State oi Missouri. U Reserve Fund Created From In D ception of the Order. Objects of the Order. TIip purpose of this organization is to unite in a V'l'au-rn.il body xll white in lie persons of Kood mora! character; between the ;if;ei of 11 nml TiO years, who can paws the necessary medicnl x ionhiatinn, and who are not engaged in hazard ous occupations. Covernment. The members of the Ordi-r are united Into L' ciil Assemblies, nnd are governed by a Su preme Assembly of 2fl member elected by all the membi-rs of the Order every four years. Tho laws enacted by the S.tpreme Assembly are applied by the Supreme KX'-eutive Committee C'tiKistini: of the six Supreme Officers of tbe Order, mid hy u Supreiii" Auditing Committee of three it presentntivu buiucKs men. Plan of Operation. The amount of money the beneficiaries of a member receive at his death depends upon the period of membership. If death occurs during tbe first year of membership the Order pays $200 on each $1000 named in the beneficiary cer tificate; if death occurs durinir the second year the payment Is $400 on each $1000; If death occurs during the third year the pnyment is $000 on each $1000; if death scours during the fourth year tbe payment la $SO0 on each $1000; but If death doea not occur until the fifth or later year of membership the Order pays, not only tha full face of the certificate, but In addition thereto all assessments paid thereon, leai $160 for each $1000 named in the certificate. Application of Assessments. ' Ont of every monthly assessment paid by each member, 86& per cent, thereof is applied to maintaining the Order and paying death losses. . The full and prompt payment of every death claim Is guaranteed by the Reserve Fund of the Order. The Reserve Fund Is created, first, by 1314 per cent, of each and every assessment paid by every member; second, by all 'deductions from the certificates of members whose deaths occur aiter mora than four full years of mem- bership. The double stream of revenue flowing into this fund creates a percentage of Reerve not Hirpftssud by any Fraternal Order tu existence. Ritual. It is the aim of the Order to afford its mem bers an equitable, business-like, and economical plan of protection, fuun led upon the past experience of the life Insurance world. Bat it Is : at the same time a social oruraniatinu. It has " a beautiful Ritualistic work Unit is pleasing and instructive. Expense. The membership fee is $5.00. This Inclndes the cost of medical examination. Benefit Cer tiorates are issued for $1000 or $i)00 as each member for himself may elect. The assessment is 75 cents per month on euch $I0W. Kach Local Assembly fixes a small monthly payment for local dues to meet such expense as it may incur. The payments each month are the same, and all members pay alike. Assessments are not tfruded according to the nes of the members, but the . money paid out lit tho death of each member is equalized according tu his period of membership. SUPREME EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. David P. Bailey Supreme President. Wm D. Robertson Snpreme Vice-President. Edward D. Hays. Supreme Secretary. John P. Mabrey Supremo Treasurer. Dr. J. J. Mayflcld Snpreme Pbyalclao. William H. MUIcr Supreme Attorney. SUPREME AUDITING COMMITTEE. Edward W. Flentge, Andrew F. Williams, ' ' t Charles A. Sawyer. SUPREME OFFICE, - JACKSON, MO. j For further Information yon are Invited to correspond with the Supreme Secretary. in iii m Crdvoc Ttotcbcs ChfflTdnic .3 tha trri 23 rr-i t rrr3 cr-trt c--J to yen? Wo Cure, to rry. Avres Anau! S!ss over Os cs a thlt VZ 4 mmt b Tast W. Hekas of Cravat Black HeUverri.