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THANKS FROM THE HEART.
tiud, I thank Thee u- the itrength with wtalcu l ijfake Biy niihi I had Ih-cii odnqupn it, y- ami criffth ' ed, bill (ir Th I by Merrlam llVfl been together, lt.r. siie showed Mill where to "Kt for that doddering old Advance has received from Sen Off and OIW so long that I know place his fingers, and kept hum- tool Hurry him up. will you. " ator Vest a communication on his story most as well as helming the tune until he could The hoy disappeared and re-; the subject that more fully ex does himself. Not that he ever pay it with only one or two 'appeared almost Instantly. 'plains Ins views. The letter talks about it. Tonight, after - The next night on'' my way "Mr. Merrhtm " The tears to the Advance i printed in i. . lhal I net Mi m an I 'II ifn i,. i... I linn ta t (!: rniwil lw.iu.l l.lo ,.wl 1 1 a ..-. full below: tin: Miun , inn . ,...-....-. i iin. .v.. a .... . , . 1 1 ' i i 1 i ii i i,wii i ... i ii.. l . . ' I Alii j cik.ul.mlN VCO.il hlcxfl Tb,V n n ii n : 1 itt 1 1 1 ! i : bfl itronjrtl IsBd !' it-tiii.e. s. find, 1 thnnh The thai while h K ol ,ti nth (oiiikI me untrue, I have hi n faithful to n may il lewi ThfAthouuh m$ fnlni'i filckan mo, I reaUsse in) blBim?, AM have ensngti ultioerlty to IT,. Minnie. and it won't cO e out again till this time next year J The leading man wasa "Thirty years stage doorkeeper California T bow and back to t h" bottom ol his trunk around the stage loor, and 1 further. The stage manager; Washington. I). C. Nov. 10. ao T at the I'hea'.re. Now. ears. Wat old the heard talk of a lunaway. 1 made a rush for t he stairs. T hurried up, and as 1 did so Mer. . minutes later he Clime up dresed liam came out. Jiis w bite as a ghost's. the Ti-... o...,. . ' ,.r ....... ..t'r .i auvii oj!r. iie.es .ii net -, ior me coined v servant . oui me , ., , , . . Villi It If i . ' . i i . . 1 ,-. - ... ,. i.i. ii. . , , uiit. Hamlin 1 1 1 1 n i uijmi man whose name was down on i . . . 1 . inn n rp-rrnv Im ?i For God's Bnke. 4el ;i doc-! the bills for tin part lay in his: I I 111 l I J V IV llllin, 1 1 (I el UV.V. II It stage doorman Ood, t lhrnl Tlii terrible tin Hut the.v I I thank ' A tic) tlml Jori. I tl I'll' That tautrbi Ugil J In-.. ffi.i my falinfei truth. I,,. - -K-ooBtrol ul tool; mv youth. , It can Htriij.v'''! i nil i 1 an natnn eonlltci iiil'1 so uniffl porlant as soni" tolks think. There's mighty little (fOCS n Hi.i.1 he don't know something abouc. He gels the Mower.-, f 1 1- t . and he usually sees the cards. He's a good friend to ftte actor when the actor's a friend to him. and he can do a favor now ami then that's Worth the while. tor. Jenks!" he cried. dressing room Clutching an old I rushed to the nearest (l,-utr mandolin, with his eyes lixed n store, and. luckily, found onea fa(lert photograph. Adolpl. there. When we "trot back to ( Klauber. the stage door Merrlam was ; NOC ULA'I ION AGAINST TEX waiting, and, without a word I g FEVER. he led us to a sofa in the wings on which Nellie Moore Wat ly ing. The doctor bent down pu :ij c iiokly as .r Merrlam was ju ,t beginning 'I'll I ! au tin th That Ood. Ther ,tii tliank in y tear" 1 inas. few il ih Will ;.:'':. I.- lliiill !.- -'rviv s U'ifu. Ob God, I thanii Thee fo- the !v. wli loli u loa i He m.v life! MINN1K M. LAINE. THE BROKEN STRING. An Actor's Last Thanksgiving. 'J'ii, It le-tinlcle. tinkle-tinkle, tinkle tinkle' to climb up the ladfler in those until the half hour was called days. e had come into me Itoclt three years before as utility, but he was a handsome chap, with brain and nmbltion to bac!. his yood look's, and it i',iii'l long before he fjol to playing leada. Bay. when Merrlam went n as Romeo at the matinees you couldn't see three rows in front of yon for the bonnets. Mrs. Jenks used to live in a regular iraraen those davs. for Merrlam wouu ; not have any of the flowers the silly girls used to send him. i When I'd offer lo bring them 1 home to him he'd laugh, and For many years Texas lever as been 1 he uteRlffc ilMitcle in the way of shipping northern pure bred cattle to the south ern ranges. Heretofore losses in cattle shipped from the north by this malady have rarely been less than 40 per cent, and frequently 70 per cent or more That night there was a good I In the nature ol the case south deal of hand-shaking, and the I em buyers could not pay satis- word went around that tiiere factorv orices nnd run th risk i j i - - was to be a weddin' at Christ-j of loss from Texas fever. To herds, the' IV all of the over her for a minute shook- hi head a ud sai l he was too lat breaks. Then she went to her dressiug room to tret ready and Merrlam sat then- thrumming grade up theii An understudy played Juliet would willingly that night and Merrlam as usu- surplus blooded al was the Romeo. The audi- north every euce didn't know the real rea pi ices, if by any means the rav son for the change, but in the I ages of this fever could here tomb scene I don't see how they duced. i tell me he reckoned his wift m, . ,. . i ; .. i i r,... ii ,1 u. J know j ue leaning man. uiiguKcd hi c.neo mure 101 iiucia muu an attempt to remove a black did. spot mom ins dress cravat oy means of an application ol white trrease paint, paused and I liateued. "It 's- a mandolin." lit j ! could help feeling it- Those of us who saw it from the wings will never forget it. The women were in hysterics and the stage hands and flymen were nearly as bad. f For a number of years Dr. .1 ceved. l prefer conventions to primary elections, although neither system is perfect. In states where the parly has au overwhelming majority, as in Mississippi and South Carolina, there is not so much objection to primaries, as in states where a -division in the party may give success to oppoui nts. My experience has led me to believe that, as a rule, primary elections induce the candidates to expend all their energies up on obtaining a nomination and then lo consider their election secured. Factional differences are engendered which bear fruit indeflnately. No matter how vigilance is exercised, is exercised, meu ; re permitted stock of the I to vote at the primary who go ear at ifOOd to the noils nni'l vo e iIih no. posing ticket. The floating vote is peculiarly avaiable at a primary, and I have never known one lo be held, which YV. Connaway, the Missouri did not eventuall' Bxper iment statiou, ;ai:d Dr. M Francis of the Texas Experi- i ol "Tha t's a new wrinkl had iil kinds ol fiends in this! company since we started on everything from cigarettes t bicycles. Who's the musician, j I wonder? Oh, 1 say Jenks! Jenks! Who's the band wag on ?' throii'rh it. but this 1 do know: lie wasa different man from that i "But I often noticed that he night. He seemed to lose all came into the theatre with a ;i,,s ambition and he withered up big bunch of violets or roses js(, that when I met him at a re- that he'd bought himself toglve uearsal two years later I hard- S.l i d . I , , i : , , i innmnn mlln nlntt. I.. I , Tl . I i i Lie iiii.il ,,.mh..i. ...... iv Knew it i ill. rie was oeui I . CI . . . i I I L I. 1 1. II don't' oiiiuuii, wiui me uei Issouri Board ot Agri lure, have been workinc on this , ;.,, ,, i : ,,,,i 1 1 lie Missouri Uoaru ol Ae'ricu 111. IV .1 ' I lil ill ' . ' il. I We've ed opposite parts lo him. 1 i much as you see him now. and asked him once why he didn't was playing character old men. give her the flowers the girls Every year he dropped down sent him. instead of Bpending further until they wouldn't money thai way. I tool: a kind trust him with anything better of fatherly interest in Merrlam than bits and servants. "Yes, in those days. Lord bless you, Bir. that old man has plaved i,. ln,.lr i him nnw imii'il Ihinlt d. in. -u- i t , , ! meiit were similar in the two l.v. ... - . I I I M I I I - I I I I LUG UCIIl Ul L I J V I I I . There was a step in thenar he was my grandfather, lie! The story was finished, but Cases. row nassageway that led to the looks that old. the mandolin still tinkled, the problem, with t!i result that a successful treatment has been put into operation. Already lover 4UU blooded cattle have j been Inoculated and exposed to I Texas fever on the ranches for an entire year, with a loss of less than 8 per cent. During this time a loss of 65 per ceut has been reported in one lot sent without inoculation to an adjoining ranch. The climatic conditions and general treat- dressing rooms properly man. doorway. 'not so load, liea you Tl "Th and Jenks, t lie appeared in the Sh!" he said. Pile old man 'II The Missouri Experiment Sta- leading man's face was drawn, tion is now inoculating about " ell. 1 seen how things vyas amJ Jt.nks sat thinking. Per- 260 head, representing the troiiiir with mm and Nellie i,, i, ,,,.,,.,. n,ii,i,r la, TT r t. i 'T " ...... ...... .. ... . oiioi iiioi ii, nereioi ii, jevou aiui Moore, and everybody else seen it. tO;). leading ma:: d in. i ii. diii :i;' my" M erriam." leading man f a '"Thai beats Tie- Ancient a mandolin, d to Befe Fai sta rted. you say in a whis- t on me. in Ma nner Now Tin her time II tl ies on a ict 'li's no surprise to t ha prop rty man. savs to Mrs. Jenks v- !. lis, vou know what per. The trunk, said . If ink I n preti. v play';', s ntimchtal je w'h harp, Jenks did not laugh, a which helned to sober 1 he rr me?. me," h graveb before Mr ; . nig1;! this i ?' "Tha id she -ay 'Why. 'and it'll be a In Merri. m.' " '' 'Wfcnk . .'i ;;::' of : ' ar old man, I. stippo i In rilavii: ", ,is ui" 'in ; That Ii -;: savs !. "He hasn't missed il. as near as I can judge !'or thirty years. As sure as Thanksgiving night com;."-. jns1 so sure he gels out that old mandolin of his and tingles away. And it's always the same true. God! But it does make mv mind go back. 1'il never forget the first time he played it. You see, me and of his own hfirh tideot prosper- r? When she was on lhej,t al)(, of w,,at Ule fulule ,,ad j . d t t f , stage he stood In the wings and hi store for blm. I south next summer for a fur- his eves followed every move j But sympathy and curiosity j ther test of the efficiency of she made. I remember one Ot are cloaelv nilkid. and aoon the i,i. m.ihnJ i imn.in ,-,i I J " " llll.l UK LIIWU Vl i I I 1 1 1 i I ' I 1 i ., VUl the women saying that it was two men were tiptoeing through tie against this disease. The worth wliiie to have a man care the passageway. They paused I success of this method has al for you like that, and certainly I before the old actor's room. A ready bad tiie e!Tect of greatly lis1 Xelli - seemed to like it. She j ray ()f light tillered through the j Increasing the number of blood- came to me one afternoon tlie la crack in the thin pine door, j ed cattle bought in the north by Thanksgiving I'm telling you Merrlam was dressed and made Tavni Mfti mm -,nr ,sii aa His much to the value of al! blood- green livery coat hung on a peged breeding cattle in the north, on the wall, and the red wig Through this means a la i ire and which has practlca i ly about and said that she was to up for a comedy Servant. tired to e.o home alter the mati nee. She asked me if I'd run across the way and orui r utn with whicli he covered his own I important market iii' i fur 1 1 t 'Tlii'ii ohtt m , i :i t r I 1-1 j i. . . i J. : . i . i i i iv i ii ti'.ii ' V i 1 :i . f 1 1 (" I I ! lN I I " i .... I i i : . . . . .. i Ud Cl OllM result. Of course .here have been and always will be com binations is conventions, but it can be at least truly said that their action is open to public views and criticism. A man must be very reckless who participates in a conven tion and then supports the op posing ticket. Jn order to perpetrate fraud in a conven tion, the whole convention must be manipulated, while at pri mary it is only necessary to ne cure the judges so as to control the result. I have not the slightest per sonal reason for expressing these opinions. I have 'o canse to fear the people, for in a public experience of nearly forty years I have never been befeated in a pobulli r election. The only le verse I have met was the slate convention of l7o, when I was defeated in the gubernatorial nomination by the late Gov. John S. Phelps. My public carter will close with my present term in the senate, and I have no inter st to prompt me except the welfare of the Democratic party and the suc cess of its princibl i. Very truly. "G. G. Vm ed in my ear that she wanted it table before him. There, too. closed served lor two, ami asked II I the faded nnrtrnit of a nure ,.,..-n...r., i.,-....,i I . ...... - - - t - . ( , v . l.l.Vll to the cou'uut li.v a uuncil llgni on faced girl in the dress of Juliet, the stage, so she and ' Merrlam i The actor was bent over hisi could have.-: cosy Thai i cs :. i v mandolin and the leading maul in; dinner all alone (Sgl V I l!'-i I.' say - T. bl for ,i rs. ii "Of course I done it for her. and while they was eat in' 1 wen. over to my board in' house, There was lobe a change of bill that 'night, so l came back now caught the tune for the first lime, broken, but recogniz able. When other hearts and other lips Their tales of love shall tell. Au illui full detftl is now opened er. bulletin giving this work may .rale; ; of a be had free of charge upon re quest to the Director of the Ex- "Just because ma n il rifts about crowd and write tests Editor Ada: City Sentinel; "i writer is totljjh. w,l ule lot ol pis where we would going as a m. . w n. : periment 1 Mo. station. Co) umbia, J SENATOR VEST On THE lrdl-MAKY. Li !c dinir w r i L Poor II be irain. early so as to get my props in I Then you'll remember, you' shape, as i had them to attend to as Well as looking ai'lei the door, u lien l cair.e baclv m the theatre I beard KeHie Moore playing a mandolin, lie w as a I ways loud ol carried the instilment aroiind with her. remember Twang! There was the sound ()! of a broken string. First act! All up for the use we is no sig. v market. If we b caught in a cro .. J it is p,Q sig'n that Anneuser. it we ' In! -if hoera thi ewspaper tough up," pro Webb i Ule to a !:ews ik of ii.;.ce. wed 1 the to be unks WO are full of ai sen with lii re nee is ei ! suic Tribune The State Tribune some i weeks since published -'ie ,;ei!" j timeuts ota large numoeroi npt to l.e drawn tha . e bristlei on our bac'. ." a ve Th j lUinHi Central Billroad first act!' The call toy came yeinocrats regarding the nomi Company has increased the size nation for state officers by pri-; pf its grain cars. The old ones I nmkllm, .1,...,,. i L. MMlin -i.wl l '.( Ill l I II . V . ' P If l I 1 V I .3 -ll V. II IIH tile listeners liurriea up to tne i,.,.;Mii kmnna t!-. ,-,i rrinri .10 OlM iiniinds tha n,.ur II StJ ' -Now, you try,' she said, call boy came hurrying up, too, 'There's au air 1 want you to I and he found the stage manager e. A lew minutes later the allKWevs was one from Senator ' ones 80,000 pounds. Il is fear learn and remember. ' 'All right,' said Merriatn, nd he took the mandolin fro in fuiuiut George G. Vest, in which he ' ed by the New Orleans eleva emphatlcally opposed the state tor men that their elevators primary plan. The letter, will not be large enough to Where's Verriamv" be cried. while to the point, was, how- handle grain in such vast quan I can't hold the curtain al ever, very brief. The Liberty tities. 1 i