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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11.
ti fn re ct Ik of at to lai nil tei an tin in tbf 1 to sup Toi und for beii onl; beit sibli The sort KOI meij Tele Daily Argus. JOHN W- POTTER. Satuhbat, December 11, 1886. BOOMING GOVERNOR GRAY. The FtanAville Courier Advocates Hie N'oininntit.n a Vulted States Senator. Evaxsyille, tad., Dec. U. The Courier advocates Governor Isaac P. 6raT as tb Iltrnncrntic noromsfe for United states se tor. Afttr ndVrriaff io-,the prasent situation of affairs in In liana, and. a hmttmg tka is- ISAAC P. ORAT. advantap? of leaving tho governorship to a probul-ly K"puM.an sue essor. The Cornier pays: Thrp U no lrnr any doubt that ft IVmncra will suci-etd Harrison in the Unite.! .States Fenat The masses of the people are in favor nf Governor Gray, but tho rins politicians of InclianatH'lis have leyn injuriously lahoring for Senator 31c ItonnltL The Courier l-eiiovns that thn Democratic majority in the legislature wouM consult the bst interests of the party, and ol the people, whose servants the Democratic party is, hy 'l-?rtiiK ttovernor Gray to the senate. DOWN ON THE BALLET. Presbyterian and Mfthodit Clergy Will ri-jht A sums t It. CiNC!:ATl. Ohio. Dec. 1' .The IVesby t rian rk-rsy here are on tha war-path. They have two im-nli tic objective points the balb-t in tho op-ra and the Dow iiquor law. Dow. the i.utljor f tin law, is Presbyterian, and he is to b'1 culled to account for features in the law that an m-ire liberal to saloonists In the city than elsewhere. The lash of dis cipline is to be applied to Presbyterians, and there are many of them who gave aid and eomfort to the American Opera company with its ballet during its recent Thanksgiv ing -veek season here. The battle is likely to open early next week at the preachers' meet ings, and after that will be continued by the disciplinarian machinery of the church. The Mftholi.,t i.livy of this city, in pri vrtte conversation Thursdav, save won! that at their me4ing next wikthey will strongly condemn the employment of the brvWetat the i'pem. snl will recommend that church members that att -ml such operas be disci plined. Wanted to Mirry ;n fmltan. -tw -uiK. IK. )!. Judge T.tsu-1, ct Jer.i'ityT received a call at his home Thnraoay evnip from Cloud Foot, a voung Indian attached to the Hntf ilo liill sh'Jir at Madison iSjuare gard 'ii, and a young and richly dr sse. girl, who said her name was Ann-tie fVijvfiml. of lVK!b avenue. Hn-oklviL They wanted to be married, but the judge refuel to perform the ceremony because the girl's age was only 17. Cloud Foot ofWeJ tlie jndge ?n, but he would not change his mind. Sever.-U elergyrmn in New York bad beeu t: kcxl to marry them, but a!l refused. Tlie Tirookiyn beauty and the Indian fell in love with each other when Buffalo Bill's show was ea Staten island last summer. When the show came bark to Madison Square garden they m,-t again and finally decided to elope. TLonl Campbell's Wltiieies Denounced1. 1 1. Solicitor Murphv. counsel for i"Ti Kutler, one of the co-re spondents in the Campbell divorce ease, said the evidence showed that his client had only paid one visit to Lady Campbell, and there was not a single suggestion of impropriety. H denounced tlu witnesses of Lord Camp bell and declared that perjury was rife among them. Counsel for Dr. fiird said that tlie charges againft his client included adultery and procuring and concealing a nd'-carriage. H tlies- eharges were proven they would cert,tiniy destroy tho reputation of I r. liird and bring about his ruin. The charges were monstrous considering the Mirn-y -vi ln brought forward bj Lord Colin in an attempt to sustain them. M !! HI IlFSlMiN iri I'aeiiic Switrhmen Sir. he. , Tex.. 11. AtloVlfM-k Thurblay night the Missouri Faeiiic switchmen at this pl:ue struck and walked cut of the yards in a boly. The grievance was too much work forthep iy The mn called on Mr. Gold man, divTf-j'in superintendent, Thursday morning, and a-k-d lor an inerease of wages to the same nni'Mint as given by the other roads of the system, and gave hirn until P tu. to de'ide. As int reply was given at the tim-' stieeihVd thoy quit. Heavy Failure in B.tatoD. Boston. Dec, 11 The old and well-known boot and shoe h'ii-' of Field, Thayer & Co., IT ( 'ongn-sr street, made an assignment ThutxJay afternoon to J. Q. Henry, with liabilitie. estimate 1 at 'itNJ.Ooo. "About $.. n.iaio ,,f tins indebteiln-ss is said to be held by bniks and bankers, an 1 the failure is due to the unwillingness f these creditor to carry such a large amount of any firm paper. Will Make mi Appeal. rmsTON', Mass., per. 11. i if the second nssesstnent, made by the court, less than -')Hi,iMi has le.n paid in by the stockholders or the Parine iuiik. IV'dtably no more w te paid at prp.vnl for the Ktockholderw liave bfn notified by conns"! that an appeal will be mwle froir the decision of Ihe court. The appeal wjil ho heard at Washington. MvAuliftVi Wants to Meet Chambers. Foston. Miw. Tpc. n. Jack McAuliffe, oi nns-tKjyn, tr,e light weight champion of America, oiYers to fi:;ht Arthur Chandlers, of Philadelphia, for ?'.V'00'"1 the Holsku in ternational chnlienge belt, the liht ty come elf within ten weeks. McAuliire has depos itee -toiorieit with ihe Horn id. To mm 7 Warren hnoeked Out. Nkw York, I),-. 11. -Ir is remrtel about town th:d at a well known snortingm- sorl.in tlii-t city early Prnhiy morning Tommy arreo, run great western teat her- weight, was knocked -uit in live rounds by Johnny 1-arren, uv well Known i:-pouud boxer of this city. Ih K. Owens Itnried. Baltimmrk. Dec. 1 1. The funeral of John E. Owens, tlie eminent comedian, took placv nt 11 o'cloi'-ii Friday morning from "Aig- nurtn yaie, tne lovely villa in which Mr. Owens $f)cnt his leisure hours. Again-it iiie Hoeinltjlic Klement. New York Dee. II. District assembly iio. ik in xj,. hus lmimateo to ail its local bSitemhliefe that unless the Socialistic element is driven out of the Ceutrul Labor union the knights wi!l withdraw. xuc tuiiuwiog is me experience of a Baltimore butcher: I have suffered with bad headaches for years and have tried many remedies without obtaining relief. I was advised to give Salvatioq oil a trial ana it nas entirely cured me. Ed. Saltz, LaFayettc market, Balti more, Md. Time tried and true is Dr. Bigelow's , cure, which combines the good qualities of all the best cough remedies, without the defects of any of them. It cures promptly and permanently coughs, colds, : croup, whopping cough, inSuenza, broni chitis, hoarseness, incipient consumption, and all throat and lung diseases, healing theluugs. Safe and pleasant for child ren. Price, 50 cents and f 1, of druggists. THE RED ACORN BY JOHN M'ELROY, A.nt!w "Antiersonvitle F.tc. (Copy i isht' fi by National Tritmne Publishing V)., am! pnhfiTheu liy arrangement with them. (continued.) CH APTER IIL - A RACE. Tho unexpected volley prclably disturbed Private Joseph Pancake's mind moro than that of any other man in the regiment. It produced there an effect akin to the sensation of a nauseous emetic in his stomach. He had long enjoyed the enviable distinc tion of being the lest man" among the turn- bativo youths of Sardis, and his zt;U and in variable success in the fctio tournaments which form so large a part cf the inten-st in life of a certain class ot 3"cung men in vil lages had led his townsmen to entertain ex- travagaut hOcs as to his achievements in tho fldd. But, like most of mV class, his courage was purely pbysu-al, and a low order of that tvpe. He was liold in those encounters wheip he knew that his superior strength and agilitv rendered small the chances of bis receiving any serious bodily harm, but of that high pride and mounting spirit which kad to sol dierly deeds he had none. The sight of the dying men on either sid? shriveled his heart with a deadly iiamV. "Oh, Kent," he groaned, "lemrne go, and let's git out o' here. This's just awful, and it II be ten times wnss in another minntt Let's git behind that big rock there as quick as the Lord 11 let its." Ho turned to pull away from Kent's detain ing hand, when he heard ('apt Bennett's order to the regiment to charge, ami tho hand relaxed its hold. Joe faced to the front again and saw Kent and Ale Bolton and the rest of the boys rush forward, leaving bun and a score of other weak-kneed irreso- (utes standing alone behind. Agaiii be thought he would seek the refuge of the rock, but at that moment the Union line swept up to the Confederates, scattering taem as a wave dees dry samL Joe's mental motions were reasonn bly rapid. Now he w-as not long in realizing that all the danger was past, und that he bait an opportunity of gaining creilit cheaply. H acted promptly. Fixing his bayonet, he gave a fearful jell and started forward on a run for the position which the regiment had gained. He was soon in thy lead of the puivu-rs. and appeared, by his later 2eal,4o be making amends for his earlier tardiness. As he ran ahead he shouted savagely: 'Run down the hellions! Shoot 'em! Ktab 'em ! Bay 'net 'em ! Dont let one of 'em get away. " There is an excitement in a 'man chase that is not even approached by any other kind of hunting, and Joe soon became fairly intoxi cated with it. He quickly overtook one or two of the slower-paced Confederates, who surrendered quietly and were handed by him over to the other boys as they came up, and conducted by them to the rear. Becoming more excited he sped cn, entirely unmindful how far he was outstripping his comrade. A hundred yards ahead of him was a tall, gaunt Yirgimm, clad in butternut colored jeans of queer cut and pattern, and a great Ml-crowned hat of rough, gray beaver. Though his gait was shambling, and his huge splay feet rose and fell in the most awkward way. he went over the ground with a swift ness that made it rather doubtful whether Joe was gaining on him at all. But the lat ter was encouraged by the signs of his chase's distress. First the bell-crowned hat flew off and rolled behind, and Joe could not resist the temptation to give it a kick which sent it spinning into a clump of honeysuckles. Then the Confederate flung off a haversack, whose flapping interfered with his speed, and this was followed by a clumsily constructed cedar canteen. Next followed the fugitive's belt, loaded down with an antique cartridge box. a savage knife made from a rasp and handled with buckhorn, and a fierce looking horse pL-tol with a flint lock. 'I seemed to le butin" up a musyum o' revolutionary relics." said Joe afterward, in describing the incident "The feller dropped keepsakes from his forefathers like a bird molt in' its feathers on a windy day. I begun to think that if I kep up thechase purty soon he'd Ugin to shed Continental money and knee breeches." The fugitive turned off to the right into a narrow path that wound through the laurel thickets. Joe followed w iih all the energy that remained in him, confident that a short distance more would bring him so close to bis game that he could force his surrender by a threat of liayoiv'ting. He-caught upto within a rod of the Confederate, and was already forshortening his gun for a lunge in case of refusal to surrender on demand, when he was amazed to see the Confederate whirl around, level hi gun at him. and order his surrender. Joe was so astonished that he stumbled, fell forward and dropped his gun. As he raised bi eyes he saw three or four other Con fed- ntcs step out from U'hind a rock, and level their guns noon him with an expression o bloodtbirstiness that seemed simply liendish. Then it flashed npm him how far away he was from nil his comrades, and that the laby rinth of laurel made them even much mon remote. With this realization conic the in voluntary groan: "O, Lordy! it's all up with me. I am n goner, Mirer Ilia courage did not ooze out of his fingers. like the bUorie Bob Acres'; it vanished like gas from a rent balloon. He clasped his bands and tried to think of some prayer. Now I lay me, " he murmured. "Shan't we shoot the varmint;" said one t the Conteierntes, with a motion o( his gnn in liiirmoiiv wit.fi that idea. "O, mi -ter mister good miler. don't I' lease don't ! I swear 1 didn't mean to do barm to you " u Wall, ye acted nioaty quart' for a man thai didn't mean no harm," Raid the pursuM ni-n., regaining m breath with some difficulty. A-chasin' me down with thet nr prod on yer gim, an a threatenin1 to stick it interment every jump. Only wanted ter see mo run, did yerf "O, mister, I only done it because I wax orderiHl to. I couldn't help myself; 1 swear I couldn't1 "Whars the ossifers thet wuz a-orderin ye? Whar's the rapt ins that wuz puttin ye up ter hit? T liar wan !t no one in a mile of ye. Guess we'd better shoot ye.' A train Joe raised his voice in abject aji peal for mercy. There was nothing he was not willing to promise if his life were only siai-(td. ' "Wouldn't hit be better ter bay'net him f suggested one of the Confederateii, entirely unmoved, as his comrades were, by Joe's piteous pleadings. Ef we go ter shootm' round yere bit'll likely bring the Yankees right on ter us.' "I 'spect hit would be better ter take him back a little ways, any way," said the man whom J( had pursued. "Pick up his gun thar, Eph. Come along, you, an' le mouty peart about hit. fur we're in a powerful bad frame o' mind tT le fooled with. I wonldnt gin a fi'-fenny-bit fur all yer blue-kalied life's worth. Tbe lxys ar jest pizen mad from seem so many o' thar kin and folks killed by yer crowd o' thievin Hessians." Urateful for even a momentary respite, Joe rose from bis knees with alacrity and humbly followed one of the Confederates along tho path. Tho others strodo behind, and occaHionally spurred him into a more rapid pace with a prick from their bayonets. "O ough, mister, don't do that! Don't, please! You don't know bow it hurts. I aint got no rhinoceros skin to stand such jab as that. That come purty nigh gain' clean through to my heart" "tjkeet ahead faster, then, or tho next punch'll go right smack through ye, fur sartiu. Ef yer skin's ao tender, what are ye doin' in the armyf They climbed the mountain laboriously, and started down on the other side. About midway in the descent they came upon a de serted cabin standing near the side of the rood. "By the Lord Harry, said one of the Con federates, "I'm a'most done clean gin out. so I am. I'm tireder nor a claybank boss arter a hard day's plowin , on' I'm ez dry ez a lime kiln. I motion that we stop yere an' take a We kin put our Yank in the house thar and keep him. I wonder whar tlie spring is thet the folks thet lived yere got thar water fromr Leaving one of the men to guard the pris oner, the rest of tbe Confederates started for the hollow in search cf water to cool their burning thirst. They had gained such a distance from tlie scene of the fight, and were m such an out-of- the-way place, that the thought of being overtaken did not obtrude itself for on in slant, either upon their minds or Joe's. But as they came back up the hilK with a gourd full of spring water for their .cxiamon ion, they were arrmsied to see a party of btoe- coats appear around tho bend of the road at a little distance. They dropped the gourd of water, and yelled to the man on guard : Kill tho Yank, an1 run for yer life!" and disappeared themselves in the direction of the spring. The guard comprehended the situation and tho order. He tuid his gun nt Joe, but with such nervous haste as to destroy the aim and send the charge into the puncheon a foot be yond his intended viilira, and then ran off with all speed to join his eonqianions. The Union boys sent a few droiTpitig shots after him. all of which mwsed their mark. Joe managed to recover his nerves and wits sufficiently to stagger to tho door as his comrades came up. and grasp one of the guns tbe Confederates had left Questions and congratulations were show ered upon him, but be replied incoherently. and gasped a request for water, as if he were perishing from thirst While some hunted for this, others sought for traces of tbe Con federates; so he gained time to fix up a fairly presentable story of a desperate and long-con tinued bayonet struggle m which he was be having with tho greatest gallantry, alt hong h nearly hopeless of success, when the arrival of help changed the aspect of matters. He had so many gaping wounds to confirm the truth of his story that it was implicitly believed, and he was taken bock to camp as one of tho foremost heroes of that eventful day. The colonel made him a sergeant as soon as be heard the tale, and regretted much that he could not imitate the example of the great Napoleon and raise him to a commission on tho scene of his valiant exploits. His cot at the hospital was daily visited by nuinliers of admiring comrades, to whom he repeated his glowing account of the fight;, with marked im provement, in manner and detail accompany ing every repetition. He ha.l no desire to leave the hospital dur- in:: his term of service, but his harts were all superficial and heakd rapidly, so that in a fortnights time ihesurgt-on pronounced him lit to return to duty. He cursed inwardly that officer's zeal in keeping the ranks as full as possible, and went back to his company to tuitl it preparing to go into another tight Hello, Joe," said his comrades, "awful glad to tee you back. Now you'll have a chance to get your rei'cnge on those fellows. There'll be enough of us with ycu to see that you get a fair light" To the devil with tlieir revenge and a fair fight!" said Joe to himself. That evening he strolled arnmd to tlie headquarters tent, and said to the commander of the regiment: -Colonel, the doctor seems to think that I'm fit to return to dnty, but I dont feel all right yet. I've a numbness in my legs, so that 1 kin hardly walk sometimes. It's my old rheu matics, stirred up by sleeping out in tbe night air. I hear that the man who's been driviu' Ihe headquarters wagon has had to go to the hospital 1 want to le at something, even if I can't do duty in the ranks, and I d like to take Ins place till him and me gets well."' -All right, sergeant. You can have the place as long as you wish, or any other that I cau give you. I can t do too much for so brave a man. So it bapiened that in the next fight the regiment , was not gratiiied by any thrilling episodes ot sanguinary, single handed com bats between the indomitable Joe and bloodthirsty Coiifedcratei He had deferred Las "revenge." indefinitely. 'CHAPTER IV. tTGRACE. Kai tv ilet's perfect wdf -complacency did not molt a fW-thr when the victors returned to camp flushed with their triumph, which. the eyes of those inexperienced three- months" men, had the dimensions of a Water loo. He did not know tlwt in proportion as they magnified their own exploit, so was tbe depth of their contempt felt for those of their comrades who Ind declined to share the perils and the honors of the expedition with them. H" was too thoroughly satisfied with himself and hi motives to even imagine that any one could hav.j justcnir for complaint at fuivthinu h -ch'tse to do. This :,.j t him from understanding or np- precj.-.iiiig the force of the biting innuendoes and nim-;i!l- "hit b were made to his very face, and h had stood no aloof from all that then was nointdv who cared to take the friendly tiouhte ot telling him bow free the camp ron.r-e.t.on was making with bis reputation. B rould not help, however, understandina that m some way be bad lost caste with tbe imen; but be serenely attributed this to mean-spirited jealousy of the superior ad vantages he was enjoying, and it only made him more anxious for the coming of tho time when lie could "cut tho whole mob of beg- gars, as cd I'urnU-igh phrased it A few days more would end the regiment's term of service, and be readily obtained per mission to return home in advance. The lirst real blow his confidence received was w hen he walked down tbe one principal street of Sardis, and was forced to a percep tion of the fact that there was an absence of that effusive warmth with which the Sardis teopIc had ever ln-fore welcomed back their young townsman, of whose good looks and gentleruunliiicss they had always been proud. Now people looked at him in a curious way. They turned to whisper to each other, with sarcastic smiles and knowing winks, as he came into view, and they did not come for ward to offer him their hands as of old. It astonished him that nobody alluded to the company or to anything that had happened to it. Turning at length from tbe main street, he entered the lateral one leading to his home. As ho, did so, ho beard one boy call out to another, in that- piercing treble which boys employ in making t heir confidential communi cations to one another, across a street: "S-a-y, did you know that Hank Glen'd got back? And thoy say he looks palo yet l" Hns her the reply came in high falsetto, palpably tinged with that fine scorn of a healthy boy for anything which does not ex actly square with his young highness' ideas. "Come back to his mammy, ch? Well, it's a pity site ever let him go away from her. Hope she'll keep him with her now. He don't seem to do well out of reach of her apron strings.' The whole tmth flashed upon him. Envious ones had slandered him at home as a coward. Ho walked onword in a flurry of rage. The thought that be had done anything to deserve criticism could not obtrude itself between the joints of his triple-plated armor of self-esteem. A swellingcontempt for his village critics flushed his heart. "Spiteful, little-minded, country boobies, he said to himself, with an impatient shake of his head, as if to adjust his hair, which was his usual sign of excitement; "they're always hated me becaiun I was above them. They take advantage of the least opportunity to show their mean jealousy." After a moment s pause: "But I don't care, Td a little rather have their dislike tlian their good will. It'll save me a lot of tronble in leing polite to a lot of curs that I despise. I'm going to leave this dull little burg any how, as soon as I can get away. I'm going to Cincinnati, and bo with Ned Burnleigb. There's more life there in a day than here in a year. After all there's noliody here that I care anything for, except father and mother and Ilacliel." A new train of thought introduced itself at this tardy remembrance of his betrothed. His heat abated. He stopped, and leaning against a shady silver maple began anew a meditation that had occupied his mind very frequently siiice that memorable night under the old apple tree on tlie hill top. There had been for him but little of that spiritual exaltation which made that night the one supreme one in Rachel's existence; when tho rapture of gratified pride and love blended with tho radiant moonlight and the subtle fragrance of tho flowers into a sweet symphony that would well chord with the; song the stars sang together in the morning, i Ho was denied the intense pleasure that! comes from success, after harrowing doubts and fears. His unfailing consciousness of his i qwu worth bad left him. UtUo doubt that $ I favorable answer would .promptly- follow when he chose to propose to Rachel Bond, or toon othet girl, and when this came with the anticipated readiness, ho could not help in tbe midst of his gratification at her assent the in trusion of the disagreeable suspicion that, perodventure, ho bad rot done tbe best with his personal wares that be might Possibly there would oprxar in timn some other girl whom he might prefer to Rachel, and at all events there way no necessity for bis commit ting himself when he did. for Rachel would Ravo kept," as Ned Dumlcigh coarsely put It, when made the recipient of Harry's confi dence. 1 Three months cf t omp.inioii-.hip with Ned Bnmleigb, and daily imbibition of that young man's stories of hii wonderful conquests among younr; women of peerless lieauty and exalted soii.il station confirmed this feeling, and led him to wtJi for nt least such slacken ing of th-j betrothal tether as would permit excursions into a charmed realm liko that where Ned reinm.il supn-r.ie. . For the thousandth time and in each ro curreoco becoming a little clearer defined and more urgent cnine the question: -Shall I break wiih Rachel? How can 1? And what possible excuse can I assign for There came no answer to this save the spurs with which base svli-Iove was pricking tbe sides of hi intent, and he recoiled from it ashamed of himself, it is true, but less nsha-i ed nt each renewed consideration of the query. Ho hastened homo that ho might receive a greeting that would efface the memory of tlie reception bo had met with in the street There, at least, he would be regar btl as a hero, r'tumii'g laurel-crowned from the con f!iet As be entered tbe door bis father, tall, spare and iro-.-gray, laid down the paper be was reading and with n noticeable lowering of the temperature of bis wonted t aim but earnest cordiality, said simply; "How do you do? Wh: n did you cct inf" Wry well, and on th" IO:"-0 train." 'Did all your company come?" Ilari y wi.ccfl. for there was something in bis father's manner, more than bis words, ex pressive ot strong c.isnpproval. lie an swered : No; I was unwell. The water and the cx- posnre degreed with me, and I wa allowed to come on m advance. Sir. Glen, tho cider, carefully folded the paper he was reading and laid it on the stand, as if its presence would cmlmrrass him in what be was al-out to saw He took off bis eyeglasses, wijMil them deliberately, closed them up and hesitat d for a moment, holding them between the thumb and fore finger of one hand, before placing them in their cast, which he bad taken from bis pocket with the other. These were ell gestures with which experi ence had made Horry painfully familiar. He used to describe them to bis loy intimates as "the governor clearing for action. There was soiuerinng very disagifealde coming, ami he awaited it appi-efcetisively. ' Wero you" thy fathers cold, searching eyes rested for an n.-tant on the glasses in his band, and then we it- pv ( on bis Mn's fac "were you too ill tbe day of the iiJvi,t to ac company your command: Marry s glance quaiiea under the pene trating scrutiny, as was his custom when his father mbjeetedimi to a relentless catechism: then he smnmojied assurance to his aid, und his face middled with both reuuinc at:d assumvd anger. Father." In- ta..i, -1 certainly did net pect that you v, i..uid join these inean-.spiritcd curs m t'l-ir uUcs vl n:e, but new 1 see that " "Ib nry, ou ea:'o tho qucjiiru." Tlie calm eyes t .'!: r - a su-ely hardness. "You certafnly know by this time thr.t I always n ouire direct answer, to mv auestjons. Now tho point is this: Y ou c-nterod this company to oe its leaner ana to snare ail its duties witt it It went into a fiht while yon remained back in camp. Why wai this so' Wero vou too sick to accompany it V 1 certainly was not foeling well. "Were you too ill to go along with yoai company? WeIl I reallv was r.ot f pel inc wr.lt and there was some work in camp hum. neeueii to ie none nnn tiwro w enough without me and I I "HVre yon too it! Vie doy ofthv- fight f That is sufficient' said the elder man with a look of scorn that presently changed into one of deeply wounded pnle. "Henry, I know too well your disposition to shirk tho unpleasant duties of life, to lie much surprised that, when tried by this test, you were iound wanting. But this wuuiuL me deeply. Peo ple in Sardis think my disposition hard and exacting; they think I care for little except to get all that is due-me. But no man here can say that in all bis long life Robert Glen shirked or evaded a single duty that be owed to the community or n- follow men, no mat ter how dangerous or disagreeable that duty might be. To have you fail in this respect and to takA and maintain Vbur place in tbe front rank with of her men is a terrible blow to my pride." Oh. Harry, is that yonf said bis mother, coming info the room at that, momont and throwing herself into her son's arms. "I was lying down when I hoard vour voice, and I dressed and hurried down as quickly as pos sible. I am so glad that von haverome home aU safe and well I know that you'll contra dict, for your toor mother's sake, all Ihese horrible stories thet are worrying her almost to death." Unfortunately he bad jn 4 admit ted that those stories are substantially true." said the father curt I v. "1 won't believe if'sobl-ed his mother .''until he tells me so himself. You didn't, did you, back out of a fight, and let that Rob Bennett, wbose mother used to lie my sewinc trirl. and whom I supported for mouth i after he was born, and his father di -1 with the cholera and left her nothing, by giving her work and rav ing her cash, and who is now putting on all sorb of airs hecaiue everybody's congrutu luting boron having such a wonderful son, and nobody's congratulating rao at all, und sometimes I almost wish I won dead." Clearness of statement was never an of Mrs. Glen's salient characteristics. Nor did deep emotion help her in this regard. Still it i only too evident that, the lountains of her being wero moved by having another woman's son exalted over her ownC Her ma ternal pride and social prestige were both quivering undor the Mow. Harry met this with a flank movement "You both seem decidedly disappointed that I did not get mysHf wounded or killed, he mid. "That's an unmanly whimper.' mid his father, contemptuously. Why, Harry, Bob Bennett didn't get either killed or wounded." said bis mother with that defective ratiocination which it is a pretty woman's privilege to indulge in at her own sweet win. Harry withdrew from tho mortuvine con ference under tho plea of the necessity of go ing to his room to remove the grime of travel. He was smarting with rage and humilia tion. His panoply of conceit was Dierced for tbe first time since the completion of his col legiate course sent him forth into tbe world a being superior, in his own esteem, to the acci dents and conditions that tho mass of inferior mortals ore subj.-ct to. Yet he found reasons to account for his parents' defection to the ranks of his enemies. It's no new thing," he said, while carefullv dnasing for a cali upon Rachel in the even ing, "for father to be harsh and unjust to me, and mother has one of her nervous spells, when ererytiung goes wrong with her. "Anyhow," !Te"continued iherrs Ned Bumleigh, who understands me and will do me justice, and be amounts to more than ail of Saniis except Rachel, who loves me and will always behove that what I do is right1 Ho sat down at his desk and wrote a long letter to Nod, inveighing bitterly against tho stupidity and malic of people living in small villages, and nif arming him of his intention to remove to Cincinnati as soon as an opening could bo found for him there, which he begged Ned to busy himself in discovering. Attired in his most becoming garb, and neg lecting nothing that could enhance bis per sonal appearance, he walked slowly up tho hill in the evening to Rachel Bond s house. Tbe shrinkage which bu self-sufficiency bad suffered had left room for a wonderful ex pansion of bis atfbetion for Rachel, whose love and loyalty were now essential to him, to compensate for the falling away of others. The question of whether ho should break with her was now on tbe answering of which could Lo postponed indefinitely. Tbero was no reitsou why ho should not enjoy tho sweet privileges of an atbauced lover during his stay at Sardis. What would happen after ward would depend upon tho shape that things took in his ne w home. He found Rachel sitting on the piazza. Though dressed in tho deepest and plainest b!ack sho had never looked so surpassingly beautiful. As is usually tho case with young women of her type of beauty, grief bad toned down tho rich coloring that had at times seemed iltnost too cxulierant into that delicate shell-like lint which is tho ierfection of nature's painting. Her round white arms shone like Juno's, as the outlines were re vealed by tho graceful motions which threw back the wide sleeves. Her wealth of silken black hair was drawn smoothly back from her white forehead, over her shapely head, and gathered into a simple knot behind. Save a black brooch at her throut, sho wore no ornaments not even a plain rin. Hii rose as Harry caino upon the piazza, ami 1W a moment her face was rigid with in tensity of feeling. This evidence of emotion went as quickly as it come, however, and she extended her hand with calm dignity, saying simply : "You have returned, Mr. Glen." In bis anxiety to to play tho impassioned lover as to conceal the recreancy ho boil fostered i:i bis own heart, Harry did not noti'vtbo coolness of this greeting. Then, too, his self stistaction had always done bim the invaluable, service of preventing a ready perception of the repeUaiit attitudes of others. He came forward eagerly to press aVi upon her Hps, out she checked h;m with up lifted band. uO, the family's in there, are they?" said he, looking toward the open windows of the parlor. "Well, what matter? Isn't it ex pected that a fellow will kis his nffianccd 7ifo on his return, and not care who knows ttr Ho pointed to the old apple tree where 1 hey had plighted their troth that happy night, rath a gesture and look that was a reminder of llKir former meeting and on invitation to go tbither again. She comprehended, but re fused with a shudder, and, turning, motioned him to tho farther end of the piazza, to which aire led the way, moving with a sweeping gracefulness of carriage that Harry thought had wonderfully ripened and perfwted in th three months that had elapsed since their parting. Fore gad.' he said to himself. (This was a new addition to his csmetory vocabulary, which had accrued from Neil Burnlcighs compamoiisbip.) "Id like to put her aioi: side of one of the girls that Ned's always titking about. I don't believe she's rxt her equal ouyw her;.'' Arrivmgat the end of the puua he im petuously renewed bis attempt at an em brace, but her repulsa was now umnistaL- "Sit down," she said, pointing to a chair, I have something to say to you." Harry's first thought was a rush of jeal ousy. "Some rascal has supplanted me," he said bitterly, but under his breath. She took a chair near by, put away tbe nu ho would have placed about her waist drew from her pocket a dainty handkerchief bordered with black, and opened it ddiberatcly. It shed a delicate odor of violets. Hairy waited anxiously for her to speak. 'This mounting which I wear," she began gently, "I put on when I received the news of your downfall." "My downfall?" broke in Harry hotly. 'Great heavens, you don't say that you. too, have been carried away by this wretched village slander?" I put it on." she continued, unmindful of the interruption, ''because I mffored a loss which was greater than any merely physical death could have occasioned." "I dont understand you." "My faith in yoi as a man superior to your fellows died then. This was a much more cruel blow than your liodily death would hftte been." "Pore gad, you take a pleasant view of my decease a much cooler one, I must confess. than I am able to take of that interesting event in my history." Her gi-cat eyes bin zed, and she seemed about to reply hotly, but she restrained her self and went, on n ith measured calmness: "Tho reason I selected you from among all other men, and loved von, and joyful! v ac cepted as my lot in lifo to lie your devoted wife and helpmate, was that I believed you superior in all manly things to other men. Ithout such a belief I could love no man. She iwused for an intant, and Harry man aged to stammer: But what have I done to deserve lieine thrown over in this unexpected way? ou have not done anything. That is the trouble. You have failed to do that which rightfully expecte-l of yon. You have allowed others, w ho liad no better oppor tunities, to surpass vou In doing your manly duty. Whatever else iny hust&nd may not be lie must not fail in this " "Rachel, you are hard and cruel.' "No. I am only kind to vou and to myself. I know myself too well to make a mistake in this respect I have seen too many women who have been compelled to defend, no. Wi7e or blush for their husband's acts, and have felt too keenly th abject misery of their lives to take the least chance of adding myself to their sorrow fnl number. If t were married to you I could endure to be beaten by you and perhaps lore you still, but the moment I was compelled to confess your inferiority to some ot her woman's husband I should hate you, and in the end drag both of us down to miserable graves." "But let me explain this." 'it would be a waste of time "she answered coldly. "It is snffleent for me to know that you are convicted by general opinion of hav ing laiiert wnere a numoer of commonplace fellows succeeded. You, yourself, admit the jnsticq of this verdict by tame submission to it, making no effort to retrieve J'our reputa tion. I can not understand how this could lie so if von had any of tho qualit ies that I fondly imagined yon possessed in a high de gree. But this interview is being protracted (oa painful extent Let us say good night inn part.. ' Forever r be stammered. "Yes. She held out her hand for farewell. Harry caught it and would have carried it to his tips, but she drew it away.. "No ; all that must be ended now " she said. with tbe first touch of gentleness that had shaded her sad, serious eyes. w ill you give me no boper said Harry, pleadingly. hen you can make people forget the past if ever,"' she said, "tlien I will change this dress and you can come back to me.w She bowed and entered the house. (To be con tinned ) Catarrn Is a very prevalent and exceedingly diss agreeable disease, liable, if neglected, to develop into serious consumption. Be ing a constitutional disease, it requires a constitutional remedy like Hood's Sarsa parilla, wnich, acting through tbe blood, reaches every part of the system, effect ing ft radical and permanent cure of ca tarrh in even iu must severe forms . Made only by C- I. Hood &C, Jjowell, Mass. ' Bujou ; Da?iBKa. Dr. D.-8hu ifjrnind...y:. ' I have used it m cases of bilious udisetue, and tbe results were all that could be de sired. It is valuable." , SUMMONED TO ROME. Rev. Dr.-Ertwai-tl McClynn Must Explain Certain Political Utterance. New York, Dec. P. It was reported Wednesday that Rev. Dr. Edward MeGlvim, pastor of St. Stephen's Roman Catholic church, hd been deposed from his priest iy office in consequence of his political activity in connection with tbe H nry George ni?yor alty campaign. This is not exactly true. Dr. Mc Glynn nas not been silenced as yjt, but he has been summoned to Rom? to ex plain certain political utterances and acts of his that have not met the approval of his immediate superiors. This assertion rests upon the authority of Arcbbi-bop Corrig.in. Tbe latter is now in New Haveu, and sent the following dispatch in reply to a query: New Haves, Dec. 'J. The pope expressly teaches both the right ef property and own ership. Contrary theories are characterized by the propaganda a opprmed to Catholic doctrine, ami their clerical advocate is sum ujouid to Rome. . , M. A. Couuigan. "Adonis" lMxey Sued. Baltimore, Mi, D-c II. Mr. Fred Eus tis, the composer, has brought suit against Henry E. Dixey, the actor, popularly known os "Adonis" Dixpy. E ii s t i s claims that Dixey alienated the affec tions of Ids wife, Ida Bell, the sou brette, whilo she belonged to Dixey . company. She is a Baltimore girl. Her ,v mother, Mrs. Smith, lives with her un married daughters, who, lika iia, an- IlEHRV E. DIXEY. pretty, in a pleasant little house on Carroll ton avenue. With them lives Ida's baby, tbe infant that figures in tin case. The sis ters earn their living in a shoe factory. Ida joined the Adonis company in Baltimore, changing h -r name of I (a Bll Smith to the more stage! name of Ida Bdl. llellevcd To Ite an Aliscindtr. PlTTSHrim, Pa., Dec. 11. Several yeirs ago S. B. V. Hill, a prominent attorney of tmsatv, who was the custoiiaa and triist-e for nunwrou; widows, orphans, and others, of various sums of money, aggregating over fcvJG.OUU, disappeared. An investigation into his accounts showed them to be la a fright ful condition, with no funds to pay his ered iters. Strenuous efforts were mi le bv th. police to discover hU w h .'reau-juts, but with out success. A letter has been received from Belfast, Irelaud, stating that a former resident of Pittsburg, passing tinier th name of S. B. Wallace, died there Nov. 1't. Among his books and effects w ere paii bearing the name of Gill. Tbe dwul uian is believed to have been Gill. Suit Against an Iowa Taper. Waterloo, Iowa, Dec. 11 The Life Indemnity and Insurance company, of this citv, Thursday began action for libel against j he Dubuque Daily Telegraph, laying ihe damage ct f Hl.UoU Th eommnv has been run on tbe assessment plan and has ac cumulated a surplus of Kfct,ttJ, but has re cently changed to the mutual premium plan. The reaper published a charge that the surplus had been obtained in part by fraudulent as sessments and that frau I was practiced by tbe trantler of the funis to a new organiza tion. Threatened Strike of Printers. ConMBrs. Ohio, Dx-. 11. The Printers' uniou and managers of the union printing otti'-es here have stt tick a de id;'. ck in read justing the scale of prices. Th printers de mand an increas- of 1,. tints on nfteriifion papjrs and res-its on in inung pipers, with a proHi tiotuite increase for employes by the day or week, which the proprietors refuse to make. Tlie iiu-.rcaso would make the rat1) .w cents for aiteruo n and 3.; c p.U for l.oiHi eim for morning jai.vri Pule- some amicable ndjestm-nt is made the printeis wdl goojiton Miondav. Quarantining Ashnt Iholera, Ami, Tex., Dec. 11. A further pro.-Ia-tioft has been issu-V. by Governor In land ordering that on and after Dec. lsti. quar antine shall be enforced again to all parte and places in South America ami all other parts of the world wh?re cholera exists. AH vessels from such infected ports are reqaired to await tlie inspection of the i-uaratitme of ficers and obtain their termisi-Mi b.-foi-e en tering port and no cue shall be alUmed to land from such vess ls until permission is ol tained. DiAapprovHi the llniattt Ae'.inn. PlTTSBi Rrt, TVe 1 I In The l.Uir i'n!, ur.e of this week S-vretaty .Martin, ot the Amalgamated A-so iatuta of Stel and Inn workers, condemns tlie policy of the K. of U executive in levying assessments to support striker He sayw it will encourage, siiik and idleness. rnu.AnGi.rHi a. De. tl The T..sin K. of L. organ) etlitoric'lv disapprov the i; cent general assessment livi.d by (lie execu tive Uwni to suport eiiding .strikes. Not Wholly True. Boston, Dv. 11. Dfli -.-r; of th Al In son. Topeka & Santa Fe -taie that thf report con's-rmng a ileal with t Clu cage Si St. Louh has but a basis of trul'i. No arrangeuient has as yet Uvn etfecte.! witfa tte Chicago & St Ijouis, although (he id; of such a deal has been discuvd bv the directors. As yt however, no deliuite deci sion has lei n reached. An OlemiitirKariiie Case. New York, Dec. m. The trial of Lip man Arensburg on a charge of manufact uring and sidling oleomargarine, was com menced iu the Kings county court of ses sions Friday. The case was at once taken to the court of appeals, but was sent Imc k for retrial. Colored Base Hull Players. PTTTfiBl RO. Pa., Dee. ll.-Ie!egates from six cities met here Thursday and formed a National colored league of professional base Kill players. Tlie cities represented were Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore. Bos ton, Pittsburgh Cleveland, and Louisville. To Be Provided for. Washinotos City, Dec 11. It is now un derstand that Chairman Eb Henderson, of the Indiana Democratic state committee, is to be given a place in the internal revenue bureau probably special agent, or some thing of that sort. Tired of Fasting. Chicago, Dec. 11-Jansen, the wife-killer, after a trial of one week, has got tired of fasting as an aid to feigned insanity, and howled for food Friday morning Cows worth much as milkers are votac.i ous ond not dainty. Absolutely Pure. This powder nrvr van., k ... fi?.Dikh whol'r meows; more economics lan theonlfnrr kinds. sni c.nnt h. .ia i. compslltion with the mulUtade of low test, short weight slam or phosphste powders. Sold only i wIU't w,B"""PoWD:;o- 10W.U8 t ROYAL t'SI S3 f Jlishes Jettks ! For tlttsg. and other hurjiosas. USE SftHTft CLAUS SOAP 'd.t hy N. K .To-vtbKCo., CHlCffCrQ. TO THE -Willi Hit- LARGEST Slot k !'- BUIr A BXjK for CHRISTMAS IX TilK TUKKK CITIES.' W'v make ;t Si'ci;illy of Yams anl Zepliris ami (airy th liiiest qualify "Uti'ti'jU.-ii ii-r,5 1'tii &'ali:i!ig. )i'aii!i!ul lloltiit: (:i( tlis and rinshr'3 f.ii- I'aimiiis;. . . Sfi HAf330ME WEDDING, BiRIKO&f US HULtUAr FHESENT. ft THE WONUilRFUL. i i lo I rsfe taWA.i B s IWA'Avi i',.o... si ".Wl. lliX":s: " 1. . Tfii"i .i.--rsKV -- x- JtzfSP USt!LDREMS CARRIAGES it J? UJ"mJf AH l':nth-i uMh Die A mk.ii.hIu (omit lirnkr. and ltall4 ill 0!i', U holesu'tr IVI; t s. THE Lt'SURC MANF'CCO., !'! 't. m:.hi j-i.l ! Mil ( li-t'Mi Woik. 0 '5L J E. WILCOX. UKAi.iai in FLOUR AND FEED, Cor. Fourth Ave., and Twenty fourlh St., Ufj--r's Old fcUand. PRICKS LOW ciools d liv re,1 fre.' tny pnri if (iu-ctip At the Davenoort f I'.d iK K Sfii fi t. ! Keu C'Ai.ci-l ATI'-. ! C'or-;ii-iAi, Law. , f'HOKOtillAl a . TvrK Wiinisu. t I'Kl.ruitAfliV. New Advertisements. TO ADVIiRTISliRS. Fr a check for 1 will print a ten line rul Vi:ili.irnit' nt i tn. Kt Au .... ,,r i Anuncan N-wpt;., r Tin ma: the r.ie lllllv l)lll tilth t 4 .'- ) I-.. jr. r..P 1 I'll. One Million liff,rt;,t m-w-papcr tnn 'Iko-4 r no; mim.iok lr!K. con nuniut,-: t)T Aiiv und ch, .-K- r -i.-i.l :ii.-,-ni- for B"k iV't N'RwtpArrft AuvKR'jit-iM, itriirjiT 4': -rn,.'.; Miwt, where advtr- csfa fff5 t ism? mtT!ct my P a STff 8 S r5S i A J iuf.ua lor it iu linvf V S irF--r' - "CAMDEN "MILLS' MILAN, ILLS. J ir OSF.PH riT.l'ATRKK Take i:i innKiiiii imMhtit lie ut Ivnt-d tbe well kiumit c iiimlcn Jrt'li-for a t.-rni or ve.ir anl li?oi.-nei Hiem lor I be reivijii. u cuVt jiu work and gt nerai uiininj:. Rj Flour :i Spt'd-iUy. tVl'ronintiict'n ami s.t'i-iartifm win is.. .... -ll.r.4S ttwlv Catarrh,, tLY , 5 Slr A""vs lnnmA 7 1 clo ii" r0 lien. H.-als sons. .5'S?Tt!'';'('f-3llie son ss of taste, litar S3inK"Jil Smell. A S&?-t.w . . V U.SA. lli'iiek Kelirf A K Vf-FEVERp. ositivc (Jure. Creau Balma e.nnrd an cuviitblo rutin t-iti on Will N'Vfl Irnntm .4!..l. 1 1 . , . ' .. .. .a,,.,Ullun(UML)1Hluli rfireparaiioiid. .! 1 applied iui eac.i noMil relieve- drufMsti or bv mail. Jiend for circular. 9W FRONT! FORWARD i CO., No. 314 W'm fcfet-ond St., laveiinrt. ha. " "' .t c- ... . 7 '""y Arrranng or Invalid .w.r-, -... -r t -t i t'. ii'i ce-'tii'.;, carriages. I5 H, St., Phifada., Pa FIRST-CLASS SHOE SHOP JOHN O. FREED, Prc.iniHov! l:. .urini: .lorn m ally and 'iuBiitly. 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