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THE AftGUS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1895.
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GPVftiGHT 189 BY CASSEIIPuBLiSMihC' C. All RlClIT ESCKVEf
Tho li'jrlh null i.f thnchnrvh fit Tnfnn
Eucl H utily four, pacr from tho house, tho
c.'iurili st:.iilm;; r.-uliiii tho iiinr.t. Isolat
ed ns tho harrt'd liuildinp, thcroforo, Is
irom tiio outer world by tho wiilo spnad
Ing cliaso and closo mascd with the
lio.ncstcad, Sir Anthony hod sonio exenc
for consider) iir it m much a part of hi
dcfi-aiiu ua tho miller tho smithy. In
wordi li:t would havo Iwcu willing to admit-
n ll:;tiiirtiun..liit l:i thought I fancy
ho lu.r.-al it with tho rest of bUposscs-
It w.t rr!t!: a lorveTlnir oyo that on this
Sunday unrnliyi ho witched from .his
room ov-r X hi' ;:nteway the unusual Ktrram
t people m::!.iii for thp church. I'cr-
h.-iiico lie had iu I.U tnind other Sundays
Sundays when ho had walki-il ,out at
this hour, liUit c:f heart nml kind of rye,
with hid stall in liU Est, m.d bis glove
diuiKliriL', and liia tb.'j at 1)13 heels, nnd,
frc-o from can-, had taken jileasurn in r-nch
Ixiiihct di(Ti;d nnd each old wife's "(iod
Mess yc, Sir Anthonyl" Well, thnau days
weru k-iuo. Now tho rain dripped from
tho caves for a tiiuw ht.d come i:i tho
nidht and tho bulla that could on occn
hloii rilitf to chrerily Hounded sad nnd
forlorn. 2 lit daughter, when shu came,
according to cu.,to:i, hrin-ins Ids groat
burvica book, could scaretly look him in
tho face. I know not whitln r oven ibeu
hi 4 resolution to duro all miht not at
Bound of u word from her or fit Kiidit ol
her face liavo melted liko yesterday's ice,
but iK'foru tho word could bj Hpokcu, 01
tho ryes me.t another step rang on the
stono rtaircaso, and UroUier Ferdinand
, "They nro here!" lio snid In n low voice.
"fix of theni, Anthony, and sturdy fel
lows, us till C'lopton's turn tire. If you d2
not think your people will stand by you"
Tho Unl-iiit iired at this ssfwstion.
"Wiiat," 1m limt tint, turning from tin
window, '-if (.'liiuiio men camt-it meet
(,'lopto:i man, tho times nro indeed gone
jnad! Make way and let mo come! Though
tho mas be never Said a-'ain in Colon
hureh, it idiall bo said today!" And he
hWero n irr.-at oalh.
Ho i.trosio down t!io 6tairs and under tin
patcway, wlieio v.-ero arranged, according
to tho custom of ti:o I-.oiiko 0:1 wet days, all
tho tLrvants, with liuidvviii nnd JIai-tiii
Luther at ihoir head. Tho l.ui,;li btulked
thro:i;;:i them with a gloomy brow. His
brother followed him, u faint si.:ilo flick
rl.iff about tho corners of his mouth.
Then camo Ferdinand' wifo and IVtru
nUla, tho latter villi her hood drawn clusc
about her face; Ar.ije, with Ijer chin iu the
air and her eyes a;;Iow. "h is not a bit
of n bu.-dlu v.iil seao her!" Ual,Kin mut
tered r. t Uo fell in behind her and eyed hot
bnek with no jirent fuvur.
"So, (' l.)ii as it docs not touch tor,"
Martin replied in a cynical whisper. "She
is well mated well mated and ill fated!
"Pilcnrc, fool!" prowled l.U companion
nnprily. "Is this n timu for nntics:'"
"Aye, it is!" Martin retorted Kvviftly,
thou'li wlt!thc Kamccnution, "for, when
vis men turirfaols, fools nro put to H to
net up to tliiir profession! You sec, hroth-c-rf
" And ho deliberately cut a caper. His
eyes wero i;lUteuiiii, nnd tho nerves on
ono side of bis face twitched nddly. .Bald
win l.ioUeil at him and muttered that Mar
tin was (Tiiinj; to havo ono of his mad tits.
What hud (irowli on tho fool of late?
Tho knight reached tlio cliureh porch
nnd pass'd through tho crowd which
awaited him there. Save for its unusual
hio and Kumo Ntranu (aces to bo seen on
its (skirts, thero was no indication of trou
ble. Ho walked, tapping his Rtiek on tho
pavement a little iwiru loudly than usual,
to Ins plao in tho frontpew. Thu house
liohl, t'.ui villagers, tho MraiiKcrs, pressid
lti b"l)i:id him until every Mat was tilled.
Kveti tho tal.Io luonument of Sir l'irr
t'ltidde, which stood lengthwise in t!m
nf.'lt, wns celled tipon. and if tho two sim
ilar monuments which Flood to rijjht and
left Ix'Iimr tho rhauvel steps had nut been
under tho knight's eyes they, too, would
havo been invaded. Vet all was dmu de
cently mid in order, with a clattering of
rustic b;.;.ts Indeed, but n sera:nl.li:i(; or
ill wurju. Tho Cloptou men v.-ero thero.
Ila'.dwin h:ul marked tlioai well, nnd so
had a dozen stout f Hows, sons of Sir An
thony's tenants. Hut they Itchnved dis
creetly, nnd umhPvuch a Mlcnou as Father
Cnn y never remem In-red to havo faced ho
brpnn tin: Konmn cerviee. '
Tho l).teinlM-r li;;!;t fi ll faintly through
the east window ou ll:o father at bis min
istrations, on his email acolyte.-, on tho
hn,r OuiIAo bra'scs U'biro tho ultar. I:
lell cveiywiure on ojray dusty walls but
tri ssed by grr.y tombs which Kit but u
narrow spaut' in the middle of the chancel.
Tho marble crusader to tho left matched
tho canopied Ivd of Sir Anthony's parents
on the rigid, tho ahlvss' tomb in the next
vow faced tho plainer monument of Sir
Anthony's wife, a vacant placo by her
t-ido await inj Ida own nigy, and thero
w. re. olliers. 1 uo chancel was so small
i;a--, tho church, too dj small and old and
iir.ij una FoMil and thu tombs wero so
niasMvo that they ijbov.-ed ono another.
Tho very dust which roso ns men stirred
was the dust of Vluddes. fr:ir Anthony 's
brow rolaxcd. Ho listened gravely und
A ml theu liio huerruptioa came. "1
proteii! u roaU voieu i:i rear of tho
d-owd t-.ii-u i e..'.uen!y, ringing harshly and
straaiji !y ubovo tho lather's accents nud
the tolemu hush. I pretest agaiust this
A thrill of uto:,ihuicut ran through
mo cro-.vu, nnu a:i roso. Kvery man in tho
cuurcu luraeu iouuu, Mr Anthony among
too first, end looked in tho direction cf
tho voico. Then it was s.vii that tho
Clopton men had la::s;id t'.i iii.-t'.vesalKJUt
tho dm:r in the otltu-.Vi-ss corner, a t trolly
position, wheuce retreat was i-a?r.i lu
iher Carey, after a juoiuemary glance,
went en us if lie bad l,i.t l.t..rd, but his
vuicvj fcliook. nr.d all blill waited witlr their
Iae s turned toward tho west end.
"I i rotcst dn tho ua::i3 cf tbuquron!"
tho same man cried sharply, wLiio Lis lel
lo.vs riiiscd a muraur co mat the priest's
Sir Anthony stepped into tho nislo, his
face inil.-imc;! with ntigcr. The interrup
tion taking pl.-ieo there. In that place,
seemed to hiiu a double profanation..
"Who is that brawler?" ho said, tU
h!nH trcmblinj; on his staff, nnd all tho
old dames trembled too. "Let hiiu stand
Tho shrrifl's spokesman was so con
cealed by his fellows that ho could not bo
seen, but ho answered civilly unough.
"I am no brawler," ho said. "I only
require tho law to bo observed, nnd thr.t
you know, sir. I nm hero on behalf of tho
bheriir, and I warn all present that a con
tinuation of this service will cxposo them
to grievous pains and penalties. If you
desire it, I will road tho royal order to
provothat I do not speak without war
rant." "JicKone, knave, you nnd your fellows!"
fir Anthony cried. A loyal man in all
else, and tho lafct to deny the queen's riijht
jT title, ho had no reasonable answer to
..;ivo und could only bluster, "ticjjouo, do
Jou hear?" lie rtjaatcd, and he lajij.i-; ids
staff on tin p:ivc;:;ent, and then, rahdng
it, pointed to the door.
All Colon thought the men must po,
but tho nu n, perhaps becnuro they wero
t'lopton, did not pit. And Sir Anthony
had not so completely lost I113 head as to
proceed to extremities, except in tho lost
resort. Afleeting to consider tho inclSont
nt un end, ho stepped back Into his pew
Without waiting to ceo whether tho mna
obeyed h!ni or no and resumed Ids devo
tions. Father Carey, j.t a nod from him,
went on with the interrupted service.
lUit again tho priest tad barely read a
dozeti liucs before thosaiuo man made tho
coiixrcKatiou start by crying loudly,
'Go on!" shouted Sir Anthony In u
voico of thunder.
"At your peril!" retorted tho intervener.
"Go oa!" from Sir Anthony again.
F.ithrr Car:-y Etood siletit, trcmblirif!
nnd looking from one to the other. .Many
a priest of his faith would havo ristn on
tho storm, and in the spirit of liiUlchr.md
hurled his cliuroh's curso nt tho intruder
Hut tho father was not of these, nu-.l he
hesitated, fumblins with his surplico wivli
Ids feeble vyhlto hands. Hefer.reil asmu
for his patron an f.)r himself, nnd it w:i
on tho knight that his eyes linally resn-d
Hut Sir Anthony's brow was bl.;. !:. II.
got no comfort there. So tho fi.t'x : 'i-.'
coura-;o and n l.mg breadth, tip.;: 1 !.i
inoutli and rend on amid the hush i.:e;:
pressed excitement and of such aii:r :..
.'.tealthy deliai.ee us surely Kngiish chure:.
had never seen lx-foro. As ho read, luiv
ever, bo gathered couraeo and .!s voiei
strength. The solemn words, so r.nokrt.
so familiar, fell oti tho stillness of tin
church and awed even tho sheriff's men.
To the surprise of nearly every one, there
was no further interruption. Tho service
So, after all, Sir Anthony had Lis way
and stalked out, stiff nud unbending.
Xor was thero nny fulling off, but rather
an increase, iu tho respect with which his
peoplo rose, according to custom, ns ho
pasacd. Yet under that inereass of respect
lay a something which cut the old man to
thu heart. Ho saw that Ids dependents
pitied him while they honored him; that
they thought him a fool for running his
head apuinst a stono wall ns Martin Lu
ther put it cvon whilo they felt thut thero
was something pram! in it too.
During thu rest of tiio day ho went
about his usual employments, but proba
bly with little zest. Ho had douo what he
had done without nny very clear idea how
ho was coiii) to proceed. Itctwccn his loy
alty in all else and bis treason in this it
would not have been easy for a Solomon
to choose a consistent path. And Sir An
thony was no Solotuon. Ho choso at last
to curry himself as if there were no dan-'
per, U3 if tho thing which happened were
unimportant. He ordered no change and
took no pre cautions. Ho shut hisarsto
tho whispering which went on among the
servants nnd his eyes to tho watch which
by some secret order cf Iluldwiu was kept
upon tho Uid:cwny.
It was something of a shock to him,
therefore, when his daughter camo to him
after breakfast next morning, looking pale
nnd heavy eyed, and breaking through the
respect which had hitherto kept her silent
begged him to go away.
"To go away?" he cried. Ho mso from
his oak chair and glared other. Then hi3
feelings found their easiest vent in anger.
"What do you mean, girl?" he blustered.
"(ii away? Go where?"
Hut shu did not qunlL Indeed she bad
her ougiiestion rendy.
"To tho Mere farm in the forest, sir,"
fiho answered earnestly. "They will not
look for you there, onrt Martin says"
"Martin? The fool!"
His faco grew redder and redder. This
was too much. Ho loved order and disci
pline, and to bo udvisrd in such matters by
a woman and a fool! It was intolcrale!
"Go to, girl!" ho cried, fuming. "I
wondered whero you had pot your tale so
pat. So you end tho fool have been put
ting your heads together? Go! Go and
splu nnd lonvo theso mutters to men! Uo
you think that my brother, after travel
ing the world over, has not got a head on
his shoulders? Do you think, if there wero
danger, bo aDd 1 would not havo foreseen
Ho waved his hand and turned away ex
pecting her to go, but l'etronilla did" not
go. Sho hud something else to say, and
though the task was painful sho was re
solved to say it.
"Father, ono word," 'she murmured.
"About my tmcle." .
Well, well? What nbout him?"
"I distrust him, sir," she ventured In a
low tone, htr color rising. "Tho servants
do not like him. They fear hiiu and sus
pect him of I know not what."
"Tho servants!" Sir Anthony answered
in an awful tone.
Indeed it was not tho wisest thing she
could have said, but the consequences were
averted by a suduoa alarm and shouting
outside. Half a dozen voices, shrill or
'threatening seemed to rise at once. The
knight strode to tho window, but tho
noiso appeared to come, not from the
Chase upon which It looked, but from the
courtyard or the rear of the house, fir
Anthony caught up bis stick, and followed
by the Girl ran down the steps. Uo pushed
aside half a dozen women who had like
wj been attracted by tho noise uud has
tened through the narrow passago which
led to tho wooden bridge In the ruarof the
Here, in tbo close on the fartidq of tho
moat, a strango scene was passing. A doz
en Lorscmtn were grouped in tbo middle
"In heaven' 8 n.tmc, tin not carry the thing
of the la Id aliout a couple of prisoners,
whilo round tho gnto by which they had
entered stood ns many stout men on foot,
hcadk-d by Baldwin and armed with pikes
and staves. These seemed to bo taunting
the cavaliers and daring them tocomo on.
On the wooilen bridge by which tho
Knight stood were bnl f a dozen of the
servants. u!so armed. Sir Anthony recog
nized in the lending horseman Sir I'hilip
Clopton, nnd in the prisoners Father Carey
and one of the woodmen, and in amomor.t
'uo comprehended what had happened.
Th'? sheriff, in the most unnoighbcrly
manner, instead of challenging his front
door, had stolen up to tho rear c the
bouse, nnd without saying with your lonvo
or by your lenvo hnd snnpi-d up tho poor
priest, who happened tr be wandering in
that direction. I'robably ho hnd intended
to for co an entrance, but be had (aid aside
thu plan when he saw his only retreat
menaced by tho watchful Baldwin, who
was not to be caught napping. The knight
took all this in at a glance, and his gorge
rose as much at tho I'll pton men's trick
as at tho danir in which Father Carey
ttcod. So ho lost his hoail and made mat
ter.) worse. "Who nro these villains," ho
cried iu a rage, l.is faroallamc, "who come
attacUiny men's houses in time of peace?
Begor.o, or I will have nt ye!"
"Sir Authouy," Clopton cried, Inter
ruptiii!? him, "in heaven's name, do not
rarry tho thing fartbir! Givo me way in
the queen's name, and I will"
Wliut he would do was never known,
for at thnt hist word, nway at tho house,
behind Sir Anthony, there was a puff of
mioke, and down went tho sheriff head
long, horso nnd man, whilo tho report of
an arquebus rang dully round the build
ing. The knifht gazed, horrified, but the
damage was dono and could not be iin
ilom nay, more, tho Coton men took the
sound for a signal. With a shout, before
Sir Anthony could interfere, they mado a
dash for tho group of horsemen. Tho lat
ter, uncertain end tampered by ho fall of
their lraitrr, who was not hit, but was
stunned beyond giving orders, did the
best they could. They let their prisoners
go with a curse, uud then, raising Sir
I'hilip and forming a rough lino, they
charged toward tho gate by which they
Tho footmen stood tho brunt gallantly,
and for a moment tho sharp ringing of
quarter staves nr.d tho shivcr:n; of steel
told cf as pretty a combat rs ever took
placo on level sward in full view of an
Ki:glili home. Tho spectators could see
Huldwiti tuiing wonders. His men backed
him t:p bravely, but in tho end thu im
petus of tho horsea told, thu footmen gavo
way nnd fled aside, and tho strangers
passed them. A litl'o more bkirmishing
took placo at tho gateway, Sir Anthony's
men bring d-af to nil his attempts to call
them olT, and then the Clopton horso got
clear, and shaking their lists und vowing
vengeance rode off townrd tho forest
They left two of their men cn tho Held,
however, one with a broken arm and ono
with a shattered kneecap, while tho lieu so
party on their side, besides sundry knocks
and bruis' S, could show nno deep sword
cut, n broken wrist and half a dozen nasty
"My pt,cr littlo girl!" Sir Anthony
whispered to himself as ho gazed with
scared eyes at the prostrata men and tho
dead horsc3 and comprehended what had
happened. "This 13 a hanging business!
Inarms against tho queen! What anil
U do?" And as ho went back to the honso
in a kind of stupor ho muttered again:
"My littlo girl! Mv poor litt'.o firl!"
I fancy that In this terrible crisis ho
looked to get support and comfort from
his brother, that old campaigner who had
seen so many vicissitudes aud knew by
heart so many shifts. Hut Ferdinand,
though ho thought the event unlucky, had
littlo to say nnd less to suggest and
seemed indeed to havo becomn on n sud
den flaccid and lukewarm. Sir Anthony
felt hims' K thrown on his own resources.
"Who Cred tho shot?" Uo nsked, looking
nbout tho room -inn dnzed fashion. '-It
was that which did tho mischief," ho
continued, forgetting his own hasty chal
lenge "I think it mnst have been Martin
Luther," Ferdinand nnswercd.
Hut Martin Luther, when ho was ac
cused, denied this stoutly. Ilu hnd been
so far nlong tho Kidgeway, ho said, that,
though ho had returned at once on hear
ing th3 shot lired, he had arrived too Ints
for the fight. The fool's stomach for a
fight wn3 so well known that this seemed
probable enough, and though some still
suspected him the origin of tho unfortu
nate signal was never clearly determined,
though in after days shrewd guesses were
inndo by sotno.
For a few hours It seemed as if fir An
thony had sunk into his former state of
indecision. Hut when Pclronllla camo
again to him soon after noon to beg him
to go tuto hiding sho found his mood had
altered. "(Jo to tho Mere farm?" he said,
not angrily now, but firmly and quietly.
"No, girl, I cannot. Ibavc been in fault,
and I must stay and pay for it. If I left
theso poor fellows to bear tho brunt, I
cculd never held up tny head again. Hut
do you go now and tell Baldwin to como
Sbo went nnd told the stern, down lock
ing steward, nnd ho camo up.
"Haldjvin," said the knight when tho
door was stint and the two were alone,
"you are to dismiss to their homes all tho
tenants who havo indeed bocn called out
without my orders. Hid them go and keep
the peace, end I hope they will not bo mo
lested. For you aud Tatter Carey, you
must go into hiding- The Mere farm will
"And what of yon. Sir Anthony?" the
steward asked, amazed at this act of folly.
"I shall remain here, " tho knight re
plied, with dignity.
'You will bo taken," said Baldwin,
after a pause.'
"Very well," said the tnigbt
The man shrugged his shoulder and
"What do you mean?" asked Six An
thony in cnger.
Whjr. last that X cannot do it." Bald
win answered, glowering nt him, with a
Hush on his dark check. "That is what I
mean. Let the priest go. I cannot go and
"Then yon will bo hanged!" quoth the
knight warmly. "You havo been in arms
against the queen, you fool! Vou will be
bangod as sura as you stay here!"
"Then I shall bo hanged," replied tho
steward sullenly. "There never was a
Cluddo hanged yet without one to keep
him company. To hear of it would make
my grandsiro turn in his grave out there.
I daro not do it. Sir Anthony, and that is
tho fact. Hut for tho rest I will do us you
bid inc." i
And ho had his way. Rut never had
evening fallen more strangely and sadly at
Coton before. Tho rain pattered drearily
in tbo courtyard. The drawbridge, by
Haldwin's order, had been pulled up, nnd
tho planks over tho moat in tho rear re
moved. They shall not steal upon us again!"
ho muttered. ".And if wo must surrender
they shall see we do it wjlliugly."
Tho tenants had gone to their home
nnd their wives. Only tho servants re
mained. They clustered, solemn and sor
rowful, about the hearth iu tho great hall,
starting if a dog howled without or a coal
Uew from tho lire within. Sir Anthony
remained brooding in ls own room, l'e
tronilla sitting beside him silent and fear-'
fed, while Ferdidnnud and his wifo moved
restlessly about listsning to the wind.
But the evening nnd the night wore peace
fully away, and so, to the surprise of ev
ery lurly, did tho. next day and tho next.
Could the sheriff be going to overlook the
matr.iT? Alas! on tho third day tho doubt
was re sol veil. Two or three boys, who
had been sent out as scouts, camu in with
news that thero was a strong watch set on
tho Hidgcway, that tho paths through the
forest were guarded, that bodies ot armed
men were arriving in tho neighboring vil
lages, and that soldiers had been demand
ed or so it was said from Warwick and
Yorcestcr, nr.d even from a placo as far
awny as Oxford. Probably it was only tho
sheriff's prudence which had postponed
tho crisis, nnd now it hnd come. Tlio net
wr.s drawn all round. As tho day closed
in on Coton and tho sun set angrily
among tho forest trees tho boys' tale,
which grow uo doubt in the telling, passed
from ono to another, and men swore und
looked out of window, and women wept
in corners. In tho tower room Sir An
thony stit awaiting tho summons and
wondered what ha could do to save his
daughter from possible rudeness, or even
hurt, at tho hands of these strangers.
Thero was ono man missing from hnll
and kitchen, but few in the suspense uo-tirs-d
his absence. The fool had heard tho
boys' story and, unahlo to remain inactive
under such excitement, he pret-rntly stolo
off i:i tho dusk to tho rear of tho house.
Hero he managed to cross tho moat by
means of a plank, which ho then drew
over and hid in the grass. This quietly
managed Baldwin, Lo it siid, bad strict
ly forbidden nny ono to leave tho house
Martin mado off with a prim chuckle to
ward tho forest, and following tho main
track lending toward Woolton Wnwcn
presently camo among tho trees npon a
couple of sentinels. They heard him, saw
him indistinctly nnd mado a rush for him,
but this wns just tho sport Murtin liked
and the fun bo had come for. His quick
ear apprised hi m of the danger, and in a
second ho was lost in tho underwood, his
mocking laugh and shrill taunts keeping
the poor men on tho shudder for the next
ten minutes. Then tho uncanny accents
died uway, and satisfied with his sport
nnd the knowledge ho had gained tho fool
mado for homo. As lie sped quickly across
the lust field, however, ho was astonished
by the sight of a dark figure in the very
act of launching his (Martin's) plnnk
across tho moat.
"Ho, ho!" tho fool muttered in a flcrco
undertone "That is it, is it? And only
one! If they will como ono by one, like
the plums in the kitchen porridge, I shall
make a lino meal!" f
Ho stood bach, crouching down on tho
grass, aud watt lied tho unknown, his eyes
glittering. Tho stranger was a tall, big
fellow, n formidable antagonist But
Martin cared nothing for thnt. Had ho
not his long knife, as keen as his wits
when they v.-ero at home, which wns not
always. I!o drew it out now, and under
cover of tho darkness crept nearer and
nearer, hid blood glowing pleasantly,
though tho night was cold. How lucky it
was lie had como out! He could hardly re
strain tho "Ho, ho!" which roso to his
lips. lie rieant to leap uikhi tho man on
this side of tho water, that there might
bo no telltale traces on tho farther bank.
Hut the stranger was too quick for him
in this. Ho got l.!s bridge fixed and began
to cross before Martin could crawl near
enough. As ho crossed, however, his feet
ma le a slight nolso on tho platik, and un
der cover of it the fool roso nnd ran for
ward, then followed him over with tha
stcalthiness of a cat. And, liko a cat, too,
tho moment tho stranger's foot touched
tho bank Martin sprang on him with Ids
knifo raised sprang oa -him silently, with
his teeth canning and his eyes allnnio.
(To be continued. )
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That Foley's Colic anl Diarrhoea
Cure is ao'instant relief for colic,
summer complaint, cholera morbus,
diarrhoea, bloody flax, chronic iliar
rboea, cholera infantum, bilious
colic, painters' eclic. and all. bowel
complaints 25 cents and 50 cents
at II. . Bahnsen's dreg store.
Flint Pile,! I'iles!
Dr. Williams' Indian PUj Olt.taiwt will c-.re
Hli.d tleedirg, nleentci an1 Itching files. It
absorb? the tuaura, allay the Itching at once,
aci as a poultice, gives in-tant relief, tr. Wil
llame'lLdlanFUeOintaieotl prepared only for
piiea acd ltcbnur or the private pan, and tothu g
alaa. Kvcry box b tuaraatetd. Bold by dra.
Bli. Mnt by mail, fir BO ccuu tn 1 ft per box.
Williana Sla&Bfacturinjr company. Proprietor?,
Clevtland, Ohio. Sold by T. U. Thomaa.
Children Cry for
O GEMINI. -
A rrecious pair of raoeals truly,
Vp to all sorts of pranks nnrnly.
Fun and frolic In every motion,
Aa many moods ns the changeful ocean-
Sunshine and tunipest any day.
What has become of the household quiet?
Gone, nnd ducats couldn't buy itl
Where did you come from anyway?
Does Lcda know yon have gone a-Maying
Gone from the fields of gold a-straying?
Hid the watchful hosts of heaven say things
VThen you threw awsy your starry playthings?
How tht-y must iui you ilka dayl
And such a lone, dark journey Klrcpy,
And nil alone, and hungry, weepy!
You must havo come by tho milky way.
The world Is brighter since yon love ns.
But tho fields of gold arc dark above us.
For now, nt tuht, when you are railing,
Tho clisfning stars, liko tears, are falling
Falling for their lost (K'mtnt
But though tho weepinR heavens miss you.
And Leda lonps to hug nnd kiss yon.
We cannot spare yon Clem and 1.
E. A. Jonhs In Uranite Monthly.
A nicbly Conventional Social Visit by
. Party of Indiana.
Some years ago thrco young men were
camping in tho Sierra Nevada moun
tains, killing deer, fishing nnd cooking
delectable food. One day it happened
that one cf them had twisted his ankle,
nnd tho others went hunting without
him. As ho could not niovo about ho
was naturally somewhat bored, nnd aft
er reading a whilo in tho shade of a tree
bo fell asleep. Thus ho tells what fol
I woko up v. ith a start aud tho feel
ing that something was about to hap
pen. Something had happened. Fifteen
Indians sat in a half circlo about inc.
waiting for me to stir.
They had fixed upon me their 15 pairs
of black, beady eyes, and not ono of
thorn moved a mnsclo. All of them had
guns, aud, what was more important,
each had presumably two sound legs,
whereas I was handicapped by my lame
ness. I looked r.t them, and they continued
looking at me. A lightning express of
speculation ran through ray head. I re
membered that tho deputy sheriff of tho
nearest settlement had lately shot on
Indian by accident aud that tho tribe
had sworn t have his scalp. Did I look
liko tho deputy sheriff r Was it my scalp
Their eyes never wandered, but mine
did, for I could not help glancing at my
gun, ct least 15 feet away, and at tho
spot where a big Indian sat composedly
oa my cartridges. 1'inally ono buck
mado a remark.
"Fishhook:" said he.
"No," said L "No fishhook."
Silence again for 13 minutes. Then
another indicated by a glauco a piece of
vcuison hung up in a tree and grunted
his approval of it I noddod, and he
rose, solemnly took it down and laid it
ou the ground beside him.
A littlo, boyish fellow, with eyes
more restless than those of the others,
removed his gazo from mo to a greasy
pieco of red flannel beside me, with
which one of our men had been clean
ing his gnu. I took it up aud heltf it
out to him, aud he accepted it with out
ward composure and, X have uo doubt,
inward rapture. Then wo had another
period cf silent reflection, and they
rose, stalked solemnly away to their
horses tethered iu a neighboring grove
and rodo off. They had mado me a
highly conventipnal social visit.
Youth '8 Companion.
Tlio Woman Medical Writer.
A Louden writer, with duo respect
for women journalists, thinks that the
only department of a paper that should
be closed to u woman writer is tho med
ical unless of conrso she is a medical
"man.." Ho goes on to say that the
medical columus of any London weekly,
it is easy to iierceive, tiro conducted by
accomplished experts, but a ca.se has re
cently como under his notico where a
young woman who had failed as an art
critic was set to answer tho medical in
quiries of correspondents on a country
paper. "I forget to a decimal what was
tho exact mortality of tho district," ho
continues, "but the "proprietor said if
sho remained much longer ou tho paper
he should havo had no subscribers left.
Ono of her replies was something liko
this: 'To Daisy Thanks so much for
your kind letter. Yes. Tho mistake was
mino. It should have been a cpaurtor
grain cf strychnine instead Cf a quarter
of a pound for your father's complaint
How un lucky! Better lack next time,
but I was so very busy. Yes. There is no
better shop for mourning than Jay's. ' "
A Chinese Custom.
A quaint custom practiced by Qiinose
mothers when a child is restless and
does not sleep is to write the following
verso and pin a copy of it on each of tho
four corners of' the honso that the pass
ereby may read and tho child find rest
Literally translated the verse reads :
Brilliant sparkling heaven.
Brilliant sparkling earth.
In my bouno there Is a child who erica at nlfrht.
The gentlemen coming from the four quarters
Peaceful sleep till break of day.
New York Times.
rilled tha RI1L
"Yes," remarked the guest, "that
dinner did fill tho bill. "
"Glad to hear it." said the hotel
"It surely did fill the bill. I only
wish it had the same effect on me,"
This time the boniface spake not
Several kinds cf birds ore known to
follow cows, horses and other stock
about "the pasture for the purpose of
feeding on the insect disturbed by the
feet of these animals.
Scott in the- "Heart of Midlothian,"
recommended the Laird o' Dombiedikea
to plant trees, who remarked that "they
wad aye be grow in whilst be waa sleep
Nebraska has developed largely in the
last 15 years from the sterile plains' that
formerly constituted .it territory. Its
valuation ia now t90,S8ft,?8a. J
A Woman's Story.
A NARRATIVE OF WOMAN'S ILLS.
Tight Lacing and Lark af Oat-Door Kx
. crclae Brtiaa; Jotacla Wat,
(From Ute Detroit Sun.)
The large, pretentious briek residence at f 3
Miami avenue, in this city, is the hoaieof the
heroine of this interesting story, he is Mis?
Margaret teubaueh, and her experiences
(liirim; the past four veers are published here
tor the first time.
Miss tcubauh is a pretty girl of ebout 10
years aad l to-lay tiie true picture or the
uleal, healthy, robust and jovial American
girl, bhe was not always so, as is proven by
the arc-iiapanvinc statement niaile bv her.
" Four years ago," ahe saU,." 1 nas iiieh a
scrawny, puny little niulpet. pale ami ema
ciated bv an aiiniL-i.t l-eeuliar to us women
taut my father a:il mother pive nit! to
qic. me local practitioner, iiose name mis
Dr. il:vford, tl was at that time living at
otlan I. Ont.,i sai.l it was onlv a mr.lii-r of
davs :ben I wouM be laid awnv in !ie
churcbyartl. I could not walk. I bc.irac
so wor.t, and rcirularly every flight my fntber
u?ftt tn carry inc np stairs ! my room. I
can disti:vly remember ley li llinif him thnt
he ir u'.itu't have l ea.-rv me about much
longer, un l how he said, while the tear
listeutd ia h-.s eye that he would he willing
to ! it always, if be could only have tuc
"At thh time I rerul, or was told br cme-
bo;ly, of the wonJerfui cures that were beins
wroucht by Dr. Williams' i'ink I'itls for
Tnle i'cofjle, airi n-v liither went to Itrant
f.ml, wherr iie nrcuased a couple of bnxo
from W. Wallace. I commenced (utile;
them, nml I thought f.ir a time that they tiM
me no g.wd. bat very shortly I noticed a V'r,tit
?h:m?a. They hi-sun tn act nn my trouble.
onl ia the suwi fcpaeo of six wet-kis 1 vr.;
cli- t walk. I continued tnkiiii; l'.i" ill.
anJ in fix taaaths I was in the cimil'ii.m voti
soe me now. I fully bMieve tl.al they nl.l:f
av'l in? Irom tne crave, nnu yon will iilxravi
fin I inys'.-lf un 1 the balance of our funiilv
rerelv t talk about ths good Dr. V.'iliiutus'
Pink 1'ilN .li.l for me."
Sw r.i - :.nl subscribe! before inc thui 15tU
lay ui PeeeiulKT, lS!;i.
1). A. DLAXEf, Xorary Pfhtir.
Wayne t'o., Jli-l.icnn.
An nmlris of Dr. Williams' pink Vi'.li
for I".il? IV ;le 'niw thai they crntain; in i
rinden s"! firm, nil thn toun-nts neic.ary
t-j Kivi now life a:ul riehues to the blw.tl am
rext'iro shaiu-red nerve. They are in nn
failing r-;iec:fie for sich disease. n !oc, motni
ataxia, jiartiul juralysix, St. Vita' d.'.nre
sciatica. c-araVin, rheumatism, ncrvoir;
headache, the after eHVels nf la crijc, jinlii
tatiitn of tha h?art, pale and callow com
ilcxions, all forms of wcnkne.; eitle r inana
or f.mnlc, nntl r.!l diseases ffsultin? fi-orr.
viliutixl humor in the blo'd. Pr. Wiilinms
Hiik Pills are sold by rll dealers, or will
be s.-nt Mt ai'J on receipt of iiriee i"J cent
B box. or six boxes for f JJ0 they are ncviy
sold in bulk or by the KHt) by allre.sirf
Dr. Williams' MediL-ino Companv. Schenec
tady, N. Y.
For Boys From
8 to 15 Years Old.
roat fcut double
brvnstcah, two pnlnt
of knee jiants, awl a
yap w mmcn tnu
mane or strictly an
wool rlothl. And a
first clam nulr nf
shoes you eouldnot
du pi lento them at
any other store for
lena than 7.50. Our
The thousands we
sell every month t-ll
best how tha people
Sample and Illus
Free If you uk for It.
N. W. Cor. State and Jackson Sis., CHICAGO.
Wo Can Savo You
Llonoy On Shoos
In neodlo and
square toe style
Special price .
In razor toe square
toe and London
toe sly Un, equal
to any (4 shoe In
all sires from tl to
S far better than
the kind you a-lve
S2.S0 for at home.
Vou have the nrivHeceof re
turning them and fret your money baok
snouiu JOU QUI I1MV tne BUUt9B
. Statsasd iteksoa Slsl
Ijektoa Sts4 CHICAQCv
Cure Nefer Failed.
BxrcaiKci Boa. Dsnry Cane,
8WA9TSOX HnEt.'MATIC CCBE CO.,
167 Dearborn Stfeet. Cbican.
Fold by T. H. Thomas tad MsnhtU
Fisher, afen a.
Hog Cholera Cured,
A poaitlTe core for boj cholera or tay otter
disease to which the twinels satjec. It has
a leas history, note would oerapy too aiack
space at large expense of ad remains. It
baa been thoroakhly tested with pleaalag re
sults. Aa a ctolera remedy for chlckma and
. rarkejs It ta no equal If it fails to do the
work U money will be refunded. Wberctt
Is nsed eac ia a while hoz cholera ntrrr
makes its appearance. Pat sp In ( poand
package to tny address on receipt of
1809 Washington St. DAVES PORT
m. o. ooaraxT.
. d. oonraiXT.
Connelly & Ctonnelly,
Attorneys at Law.
Office second floor, over .iDloaell ft Lrnde'i
bank. Money to lota.
Jackson & Hurst.
Attorneys at Law.
Oflle la Bock Island national Bank bnlkUag.
o. L. witna.
Sweeney & Walker,
Attorneys and Councillors at Law.
Oilc la Reairstoaw Block,
Charles J. Searle,
Attorney at Law.
ouatimiD ejti Hit avi tu vrVFUil,l-i v tHWtniVW
to. 8uue Auorncr of UocM. IeU&d ooonty
McEnlry 4c McEnlry,
Attorneys at Law.
Loan money oa pood security: gut eoll ac
tions. Reference. Mitchell e Lrode, Danker,
OfRoe. Voitoeice block.
Drack &: Kernr,
Architect and Superintendents.
Ronra I TMCA Balldlnt, cor Third avenno
tad Kinetaenth stro t.
Geo. P. Staudubar,
Plane and onertntendciiee for all class ot
B.illdinco, Booms 3 and tt, Kiichcli lade
BuUdirx. Take clerat.
Dr. W. H. Ludewig
Specialist of Eye, Ear
Nose, and Throat.
ffllce la Trecmsn's wew bnildinp, comer Sev
entct nth striwt and Third svensc, lioek lsluud.
Telephone No. UKM.
Dr. Chas. M. Robertson,
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Only. .
Office, Whltlaker Block, eonUiwewt corner
Third tad Bndy atrecte, Daitiort, Iowa
UoomelTandlK. Honm; 0 to tl a. m.,1 U4 r m.
W. A. Darling,
Baom (.Mitchell ft Lyndc's bulldlnff.
R. M. Pearce,
Room 19 and 31 I Mitchell ft Lynda's i
OnllJicir. Taire elevator
Who does not want her
washing done in the
shortest time and neat
est way is hard to find.
Those who uso
Gct.the best results, be
cause it is made from
such materials that it
cannot injure the mnet
delicate fabrie and will
save time and labor.
Follow them and ou
will lind that vou have
struck a pood thing.
aUSAT SCCS ISLAND TAS SOAP
Softens the skin, heals
chapped hands and re
moves grease, paint, etc.
Warnock & Ralston
Soap Makers. Book Island.
Jo tin Voile Sc Co.
Sash, Doors and Blinds,
And all kinds of
Woodwork for Builders
Sldtaf. Flooring, Wtlntooatlng
st 4th aad Sth etp
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