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SILLY YANKEE MAID. a:-P;E-fC:S A. WE w You to see what we are showing in Spring and Summer wearing APPAR EL ur Time Against Yours We think you will be satisfied to exchange your money for our good .'CLOTHES R. R. HARDER 6c CO. . 105 BANK STREET. OLD MAN MARRIED CHILD. Girl "Was Just Nine Years Old When , She Became the Wife of Sixty-Year-Old Io wan. A New York Word correspondent, writing from Washington-, la., Bays that, clad in a dress that scarcely cleared her knees and with her dark brown hair falling in long curls over her shoulders, Gertie Trust, 11 years old, filed a peti tion before Judge Scott for the annul ment of her marriage with John Leep er, 60 years old, a resident of Brighton, la., whom she had been forceu,to wed, she declared, when she was nine years old.:. , . The girl's story is a shocking revela tion of the primitive theory, of life followed by the scarcely : civilized dvellers in the wild mountainous dis tricts of Missouri. - ; ! Two years ago, according to" her story, she lived with ; her mother in one of the most' inaccessible regions of LEEPER'S CHILD WIFE. the Ozark mountains, near , Lebanon, Mo. She was then scarcely nine years old. It was there she first met Leeper. He made a contract, the details of which she does not know, with her u - L ) Democrat Readers will be furnished with a Solid Gold Fountain Pen. . SAVE THIS COUPQN. For elght of these coupons and 69 cents we will furnish, for : a lime, , Democrat readers with a solid gold, fully warranted fountain pen, pol ished 'barrel, rubber cap, screw section, beautiful delivery, worth $1.1 y Perfect satisfaction guaranteed. You will wonder how you ever gt along without it ' Agencies where the pens can be obtained: Apothecaries' Hall Co, Bank and South Main streets: Brooklyn drug store, 756 Bank street; Cannon & Jones, 354 West Main street; X. A) Upham, 410 North Main street; G. H. Burpee & Co, 834 South Main street; J. B. Ebbs, (the drug gist), East Mainland Cherry street's. AM mm j '''' h: 'S' I Waterbury Proof. Mrs John J. Egan of 124 North Elm sireet says: "A lady friend told me about Doan's Kidney Pills and I bought a box from, the H. W. Lake Drug Co. For over a year. I had aching pains through my shoulders, : back, loins and across my kidneys. It was simply unbearable to stoop to pick a pin from the floor, the twinges were so severe when I straightened up again. Going up or down stairs made my back ache severely and many a time ray back was so lame in .the morning on rising that I couldn't get out of bed without assistance. Doan's Kidney Pills cured. I used about two boxes in all and before I took them I tried several different kinds of kidney cures without getting any marked benefit I always recommend Doan's Kidney Pills to my friends." Doan's Kidney Pills are for Sale atv all Drug Stores. 50c a box. I F03TER-MiLBUfn OULD LIKE mother. Leeper stayed in their cabin. Then a traveling preacher Buck was his name so far. as the child could re member came to the cabin. There was a ceremony, the nature of which she did not understand, and she was told she was Leeper's wife. 1 Some months after their marriage Leeper returned to his home in Iowa. The girl put , off the long , dresses her,, mother had forced her to wear for tho ' ceremony and was a child again. ' About a month ago the old man sent for-his child bride, and her mother sent her to him. Neighbors heard her story, and re fused to let her live with the old man; County Attorney Benley brought the case to the attention of the court SEISMIC ; WAVE i FOLLOWED. Scientists Engaged in International Hunt for Pathways of , Earthquakes. '. ' - For a dozen years to come men of science propose to engage In a chase .after earthquakes -wherever they may manifest themselves throughout the world. The object is to learn some thing about earthquakes that may lead to a discovery of their causes. The hope 'is that something may develop which will enable scientists ' to warn persons in threatened districts in time so that they, may, escape, just as is done now in the case of storms. , This international hunt for the earth quake was organized in Strasburg,r Germany, during the last session of the International Seismic congress. All. the nations thati joined in the; work then have 'agreed' to ifse all available .government departments to gather sta tistics about earthquakes and to for ward them to the central bureau in Strasbourg. - ; Rules and regulations have been laid down for observation, and the members know just what facts should be gather ed. Whatever money can be raised .will be used for the establishmentfof observatories and experiment stations in lands that are sufferers from these disturbances. The reports which are sent in to the central station will be edited and pub lished periodically. v ,, : ' That constant iackache! Strikes you anytime tls the first symptom of Kid ney ills- -comes In. many forms sudden twiryts of pain -jlow exhaustive aches Kidneys out 'of order, require relief. : Backache is u Kidney warning neglect the warning other troubles follow. ..Sick Kidneys cause bad backs bad backs are weak and lame and achi.ig. Sick Kid neys canse weariness headaches dizzl-. nis rheumatic pains and numerous other aches. ' Doan's Kidney Pills cure every ill of the Kidneys and Bladder urinary disorder infrequent and too fre quent ' urinary discharges diabetes, dropsy, Bright's disease. CO., BUFFALO, N, Y. MABBIE3 A ,IiAZY JAP AND IS ! DESERTED BY HIM. An International Love Story with a Sad Ending Girl Carried Away , by Sentimental Notions and Whims. Mrs. Irene Tyler Fuwa, a pretty American girl with fluffy blonde hair and blue eyes, lives with her parents at Georgetown, Mass., with her little boy, a black-haired, beady-eyed little Jap, in a Buster Brown suit. ' . ' Eight: years : ago Irene eloped with a Japanese student at Howard uni versity. She married h.im at An napolis, thinking he was a Tokio prince of some kind, and that she loved him. He deserted her.: She followed him to Japan and discovered there that . he was of humble origin, and that he had grown tired of her and o$ all things American. So she returned to America. ) Irene Tyler was a college-bred girl, with a liking tor thinga odd and quaint In 1891 she left her home at Georgetown to accept a position as li brarian at Howard university, at the national capital. Tomotsu ' Fuwa,' ' a good-looking young Jap. was a student at the uni versity. It w-as supposed ' that ! he was an attache of the Japanese lega tion at Washington. But when! the embassy was changed, he said he pre-, ferred to remain in America to per fect his education. Tomotsu Fuwa took to American ways with . the - characteristic readi- 4 ness of the Japanese. He wore good American clothes. He spolfe English ! fluently, v He adapted himself to American social ways, and took a live ly interest in everything American. 1 Finally Fuwa Enrolled .himself as a student in the law department, and thus becanfe a frequent visitor to the i library. . There he met Irene Tlyer, ! and she struck his fancy at once, j He studied so hard, and consulted so ! many, books, that he had to visit the library many times a day, and each time he lingered for a little chat with the pretty librarian. ' - 0 It was not long before all the uni versity knew that the Japanese law FUWA IN NATIVE GARB. Student had "serious intentions. Miss Tyler met him on equal jterms. She - went with him to social gatherings,-walked with him in the graves and spacious grounds surrounding the nniversity. ' Everybody ; at Howard univeslty knew how it Jwould end. All knew tthat Irene Tyler ' believed Tomotsu Fuwa held a position v of prominence under the government of the mikado. She even confided - to ' some of her friends that he was a prince in dis guise. V. ' ; " v. The members of '.the faculty tried to interfere. . They . told the infatu ated girl that Tomotsu Fuwa had all the characteristics , of an ordinary plebeian , Jap, without any particular claim to genius. Their warning, how ever,' only hastened the climax of the romance, In 1897 Irene Tyler re signed her position as librarian, went to - Annapolis, and became Mrs. ' To motsu ' Fuwa. . - ' . . i She was proud "of her husband her Japanese prince in disguise and took him to' her parents' home for her honeymoon. Her parents we e shocked, but accepted " the oriental son-in-law with what' grace they couM. The villagers did not approve of the Jap. ; He was coldly received every where. Finally he tired of living in a village and one day kissed his wife' and baby good-by ' and went home to Japan. ' No word ever came to' Georgetown", Mass., from Tokio. Mrs. Fuwa, how ever, with true American spirit, de cided she would not be deserted. So she' packed up her trunks, took her baby, and went to Japan. ' There, after some search, she found her' husband, y) He Had lost? all Inter est in things American. , He had re sumed native dress, habits and occu pation, or, rather, indolence ' Mrs. Tomotsu' Fuwa was compelled o earn her living for herself and her little boy in a strange land. She read ily obtained a position as teacher of English, and sooj became contented and happy. Except while teaching, she 'lived as all Japanese women did, and the costumes 5 and pretty country delighted her. In other ways, how ever, life in Japan was a disappoint ment, and last year Mrs. Fuwa re turned to Georgetown, where she now lives, with her , parents. She is writing short stories of life in Japan, and declares that when her little Hamao the name she gave her boy is older, she will recross . the Pacific, and make Japan her home. . . . American Technical Schools. , Dr. vWamsley, ! an Englishman, who recently investigated our technical schools, reports that he found in 16 of our prominent institutions 1,381 stu dents in engineering courses who had been more than three years in at tendance, while the latest available report in Great Britain showed but 56 students in the corresponding class. ow rorrest won New Laurels A FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY. WAR STORY June 10, Copyright, 1904, by G. L. Kilmer. . TTt HE Confederate cavalry leader II General) N. B. Forrest added to it V his reputation as a great horse back fighter by winning a re markable victory at Brice's farm, Mis sissippi, June ; 10, 1864. : An army of 8,000 Federals under General S. D. Sturgis marched out of Memphis with flying colors to sweep Forrest and 'his1 rough riding band off Sherman's line of communications. Sherman was then closing in on Atlanta with a large ar my and drawing his supplies by, rail from Nashville, Term., hundreds of miles from the scene of operations. Twice before within thespace of six months the ubiquitous raider Forrest had been slated for destruction by his . anxious' foemen for., the.', purpose', of safeguarding . Sherman's march. Gen 'oral Sturgis himself led an expedition out of Memphis to entrap Forrest at the time of the Fort Pillow affair in April, but the movement had failed, like many others of the same nature in the course of the war. When Sturgis came within sight of Forrest at Brice's ! farm he wanted to turn back, but wasr dissuaded by his officers and formed for battle on the arc of a circle three fourths of a mile in extent about half a mile,. from Brice's house, his right resting upon the main road along which he was marching southward. His force comprised two . brigades , of cavalry and three" brigades of ' infan try, with two six gun batteries of light artillery, '.Forrest had with hini,Ly6n's, Ruck- i er's and Johnson's brigades, all mount-, ed men, and ..two four' gun batteries, about 3,200 troops in all, " The ground where Sturgis formed his men was,ele--yated and thickly clad with stunted trees and tangled undergrowth, which furnished cover for the troops. A. cau tious soldier in Forrest's place would have taken a good position across the valley and compelled his foe to assume, the initiative, but the impetuous fighter was fearful of delays and gave the or der for a general attack.", Sturgis' men received the assailants with a terrible fire, and the southern line was repuls ed, with confusion in some places.. Op portunely Forrest's, batteries came to the front at a gallop and opened brisk ly, on the Federals confronting" Ruck er's brigade. Under cover of the cannonade Rucker pushed his line for ward, but the carnage inflicted ' by Sturgis firm line again caused the southerners to waver. i Sturgis was not on the field during Forrest's first attack, and his brigade .1 X-,-. .1 cuiuxuuiiueis xaiieu iu iaiie uuvaniugt; of the confusion in Forrest's column. No effort was made to follow up when ever one of the southern battalions re coiled from the deadly fire. ,. Neither did the Federals , attempt . to turn the flanks of the enemy's shorter line. Stur gis was five miles in the rear, bringing up a brigade which had been delayed by a quagmire in the road produced by recent heavy rains. His officers at the front advised him to form the infantry for battle at some point in the rear of the fighting line and withdraw the cav alry to that position. This he declined to do and massed his whole command in front of Forrest, with his artillery stationed along the road. '" . ; It was past noon when Sturgis brought up the last troops and For rest saw that ; his foe was being re enforced. ; Ordering his artillery -captains: to double shot the pieces with canister, Forrest led them to within sixty yards of the Federal line just as Sturgl3 was taking' the offensive and his -troops emerging into open ground near Brice's house. After two or three discharges from each of the eight guns in position the brigades of Lyon and Johnson charged upon the Federal left flank. The Federals were pressed slowly back upon t Brice's house by this flank attack. Meanwhile Rucker'3, brigade! re-enforced during te fight by two regiments under Colo nel Bell, moved forward across the fields and over fences, using their re volvers freely, toward the housed At this point the . slaughter was fearful. Fully 800 Federals according to Con federate accounts, - lay ' dead and wounded around the house. , , For a time this assault was held in check by the steady fire of Sturgis' cavalry on the front line. Finally, when Forrest's rnen . pressed up to within seventy paces of the center of the Federal line, it gave way, expos ing the flank of Colonel George E. Waring's brigade, which held a posi-. tion in the woods and up to that time had beaten back every advance of the foe. . Waring fell back and carried along Winslow's brigade as well..-. Forrest's line, now shortened , and strengthened, pressed on after the re treating Federals. Six of Sturgis'. guns, were captured around Brice's house. In a charge of the Eighth Ken tucky cavalry upon this battery the color bearer was disabled by a shot, and Sergeant Brown of Company . A seized the falling flag, : rushed ahead of the line and placed it upon one of -the Federal guns. t - Forrest's artillerists promptly man ned the captured guns and turned them upon the Federals. The fire from: these pieces disabled the horses at tached to another Fedeml battery, which was abandoned to the pursuers. Meanwhile Forrest's own batteries un der Morton and Rice galloped forward and opened a canister fire upon the Federals crowded in the single road leading to Tishimingo creek, where there was a bridge still standing. The day was sultry and hot, and the 9- 18(4 troops brought to the field by Sturgis were worn and distressed with the long march ..The bridge was blocked with wagons, the teams . of which had been shot down, and the- retreating soldiers rushed into the creekxto pass the ob structions. , Forrest ordered his .cav alry to halt and reorganize for more effective pursuit ; As soon as the bridge' could be cleared of wagons anil debris two guns of Rice's Confederate battery worked their way through and, taking ( favorable positions, harassed . the re treating troops on .the-, banks of the Tishimingo. ; ; , . . The., delay of the pursuers at the bridge gave Sturgis lime to rally his .line.y For half an hour he gave vigor ous battle, his men charging their , pur suers and hurling them back upon Rice's guns. . About' 5 o'clock (this sec ond line wast smashed by a flanking fire on the left and the artillery on the right. -Rice's battery hurled double ; charges ; of canister into the Federal ranks, 'and Lyon's brigade rushed for ward completing the rout. ' Sturgis 'colored, brigade "made an ineffectual at tempt1 to hold on, but finally dissolved - , under 'the cirhister of Rice" s guns.; The largest part of Sturgis' wagon train1,' numbering 250 and containing ten, days;', rations for the troops and a large-supply of ammunition, fell into Forrest's - hands, with 1,500 unwounded prisoners of war. Forrest captured fourteen ' pieces' of artillery in action. Sturgis retreated all night and reached Ripley, twenty-four miles from Brice's farm, early on July- 11. An attempt was: made to reform v the " command there and give further battle, but a. sing-m regiment or Tennessee troopers, only ,250 strong, appeared, on the road behind the town, and, after checking; an attack in this quarter, . which threat ened to cut the line of retreat, the Fed erals again marched on toward Mem phis. . ( .. ; Forrest in person reached Ripley at 8 o'clock on the 11th and 'but for his iv, impetuosity might Have had time to inflict another terrible blow upon Stur gis. Only a single regiment was at hand besides his escort, and with them, he attacked. The Federals fought bravely,; losing a hundred men, . in cluding Colonel G. M: McCraig of the One ; Hundred , and .Twentieth Illinois infantry. In" this fight General Grier son, commander of the. Federal cavr airy, narrowly escaped capture at. the hands of Forrest's youngest brother, Colonel Jesse Forrest Finding them selves beset in the rear and on the flanks, the Federals abandoned the ground before a strong column which i - Forrest - had : sent around' their rear t .1 x .1 J X AA9 XI. H could get into position , to cut off the retreat of the1 rear guard. ' - Forrest set out by a . roundabout road to head' pff the enemy at Salem. Before, reaching that place he fell ex- . FOBKE3T'S BBAVE COLOB BEABEB. hausted f rou ; his saddle and lay for an hour by the roadside in a state of stupor. " lie had covered fifty-eight miles in ; twenty-four - hours, besides the rides . back and forth during the maneuvers of battle, and, although a man of iron, frame, the ordeal had , proved too much for him. : The Confederates claim that Forrest surpassed his previous records in this affair at Brice's farm. Their captures of artillery are fixed at nineteen guns, including two which tbe Federals buried. - They also took '. twenty field ambulances and over 400 draft horses. The ; Confederates state that they buried 1,900 Federals and took cap tive 2,000 officers and nffen, including the wounded. Their own loss is set down at 140 officers and men killed and nearly 500 wounded. The Confederates also state that For rest brought , but 2,300 men into ac tion, as every fourth man was detail ed as horse holder, the troopers fight ing on , foot. . The- adjutant of ; the Fourth Missouri cavalry (Federal) of Colonel Waring's brigade says that the enemy in view did not exceed 2,500 men. This officer admits that Forrest was outnumbered at least three to one. GEORGE L. -KILMER. : -" .:-' " . " ' .- Hair Vigor ' Sold for sixty'years. You must know about it. Its must have merit. Must be good. Ask any of your neighbors. J. C. Aver Co. 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Mr. McMaster abandoned literature for the Jaw, although he contribute from time to time to periodicals. In later ; life he filled the positions of county judge and' surrogate.-,. .;-(-.- . ' v. . ' " N their ragged regimentals. Stood the old Continentals, Yielding: not. While the . grenadiers were ; . ' lunging, And like hail fell the plunging Cannon-shot: ; ; ? When the flies ' ' ' " Of the isles, ' ; From the" smoky night-encampment, ' bore" the banner of .the rampant . ' ' . . "Unicdrrt;. ; And grummer, grummer, grummer, V 1 rolled the roll of the drummer i-, Through the morn! . i -' "i . - '- ':! .'"j' a "- ' - Then with eyea to;tae front all, And with guns horizontal, Stood our sires: f . v , While the balls whistled deadly, . f. And in streams flashing redly Biased the fires:.- . r x As the roar : . : ." ' - On the Shore' '. .' ' . i , Swept the strong battle-breaker o'er " . the green-sodden acres - : - - . , Of the plain:, s And louder, louder, louder, cracked the black' gunpowder, Cracking. amain! 58V Xove ;l3 a eloved Tor V By .Mrs. S love a good thing : Adam loved Ere and LOST PARADISE; Paris -loved Helen, and thousands l of lives 'were offered iaa a hecatomh to her charms; Cleopatra loved Antony and lost both Egypt and her own life ; Henry VIII. loved s; good many wives and CUT OFF THEIR HEADS so that he might love, yet another one better, and so on. . "Cherchez la femme," commanded the subtle diplomat whbn s puzzling crime or complicated mystery was brought before him. And ho was i wise,; but in rather a one sided fashion, for if women havo often incited men to. crime or conspiracy they have also very often committed crimes themselves for the sake of some man, and haves also allowed themselves to bp used as tools that the man they loved might attain the success pf a crime in which they did not sympathize In fact, I do not know whether the disastrous effects of love havo fallen most heavily up'on the masculine or the feminine majority of mankind; but it is safe to say that 90 PER CENT ; OF THE RE SULTS OF. LOVE, HAVE BEEN DISASTROUS TO THE i RACE ; '. , ' And yet do we wish to do away with love? Had xro tho to modeling of a world, of which we so loudly coinplain at times should we modify existing conditions very essentially ? ,-. ; t I FANCY NOT, ESPECIALLY !N THIS MATTER OF LOVE WITH ITS DISASTROUS RESULTS. IT- IS, IN FACT, OUR "DEAREST FQC, AND SURtLY GOOD people are bound to .love their enc- MIES AND CHERISH THOSE WHO DESPITEFULLY USE THEM. Cupid is not a benevolent deity ; quite the. reverse. In fact, ha far more nearly resembles Puck and Ariel, those "tricksy sprites"5 whose chief delight seems to be in tormenting and teasing the very; mortals they prefer to serve. But yet we cannot do without Cupid. We could iar better spare a better man," and those whom he kindly, refrains from tormenting are always VAINLY COAXING him to 'visit them. ' ' ; ' ' ' ''"''! " " Let us say, then, that love, like fire-and water and air, is a good servant, but a bad master. But here again bur own words mock us, for are we not always declaring that LOVE IS LORD OF AIL', and, if so, how dare we speak of him as a bad master ? A - We can in a measure control conflagrations and floods and avoid cyclones while adapting fire and water and air to our own uses, but who has got out a patent for a love escape, or a love embankment, ' p. a beneficent love trade wind, or a safety latitude for lovers? LOVE IS INEVITABLE; LOVE IS DANGEROUS. LOVE IS ESSEN TIAL TO HAPPINESS LOVE IS DANGEROUS TO PEACE. LOVE IS A BAD MASTER; LOVE IS LORD OF ALL. LOVE SHOULD EE KEPT IN SUBJECTION; LOVE LAUGHS AT LOCKSMITHS. LOVE, IN A WORD, IG A NECESSARY ZVIL, A MOST BELOVED TORMENT, An IDOLv AT WHOSE ; FEET WE THROW OURSELVES EVEN WHILC KNOWING THAT UNDER THOSE FEET YAWNS THE GULF. OF. DEV SPAIR. . - v . -' , . , - ' ' - ' ' 1 lb Best Butter :. 30c 2 lbs Lard ... 25c ' 1 lb Pigs' Fftet . . . .. . . ..... . . 30c 1 lb Tripe 30e Sugar, . 50a 1 bottle Beef, Iron and Wdne . . 50c 1 lb Coffee 35c 1 dozen Oranges 30c 1 dozen Lemon? .....j........ 25c 1 .bottle Root Beer Extract . .v. lOo bupply Main Street Tel. 7U-4 Tuesday and Friday. m 4" 6 Now like smiths at their forges : Worked the red St. George's ' ; Cannoneers, " ' And the villainous saltpetre Rang a fierce, discordant metre Round our ears:, ,,f As the swift I Storm-drift, " With hot sweeping anger, came tLe 'horse-guard's clangor '. ' On our flanks.' a t Then higher, higher, higher, burned the old-fashioned fire Through the ranks!, 4 Then the bare-headed Colonel ' Galloped through the white Infernal Powder-cloud; t And his broadsword was swingles:, . And his brazen thepat was ringing Trumpet-loud; Then the blue Bullets flew. And the trooper-jackets redden at the . touch of the leaden i ( Rifle-breadth; . v v And rounder, rounder, rounder, roared the iron six-pounder, Hurling death! - 0 t-, r . 5 Most FRANK LESLIE r ' Go 1.