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WATEHBIT&Y EVENING DEMOCRAT. WEDNESDAY, " MAY 25 1904. ft 3s. If 1 u w j! r. s s The Ttaoibiill 139 TELEPHONE; 355 From the Great A Sweetser, v Pembroke Domestics Case light shirting prints, reg. price 5c 1 Sale price 3 3-4c a yard Case handsome figured lawns, regular - , price 10c, Sale price" 5c a yard Case of Lothian cords, the most beau tiful dress fabric we have ever seen. A thin sheer, mercerized goods in a variety of new designs and color ings, cheap at, 25c a yard.; t , .- Sale, price 12 l-2c a yard One case fine mercerized or, silk dim ity, has a beautiful, lustrous finish. ' -with fine, dainty figures and stripes, 1 regularly sold at 19c, Sale price 10c yard 2 cases of lace striped Batiste Lawns. Previous to this purchase we had some of these goods in stock at 25c a yard, but price on this purchase will be . 1 1 Oc a yard One case of nejv Milcorde Dimities. : We do not think there is in the city anything to be compared to it at less, than 12 1 -2c a yard. ) Our price for this case, 8c a yard Case extra quality fine yard wide Silk . oline and Cretonnes, regular price . 12 1 -2c a yard, Sale price 6 1 -2c a yard 2 cases of fine white mercerized fancy novelties, value 25c to 50c a' yard, . ' , Sale price 12 l-2c a yard Case white duck, fancy ; striped Iam, ; -' - Nainsooks and plain lawns," regular 1 , price 12 1 -2c and 15c, ' Sale price 6 1 -'4c yard Case dark prints," regular price 6c, Sale, price 4 4. -2c a yard Red table damask, regular price 19c Sale price .12 1 -2c a yard 25 pieces 40-inch curtain muslin, reg ular price 12 l-2c, . i . Sale price 6 1 -2c a yard 50 dozen 15-inch linen napkins, regu lar price45c, , r i Sale price 3c each c the hermit; ' A Story of the Wilderness By CHARLES CLARK MUNK ' Author of " Pocket Island," " Uncla Terry " and " Rockhaven." Copyright, INS, by I rThen, as, he moved on, how the old Memories returned! One by one, like, '--bo quick flashing views of a stereopti-, I con, they sped by the many evenings i he had sat on that same porch with :, Angie, the lingerings at the gate when the moonlight fell checkered through ' the maples, the summer evening rides along lonely and shaded roads, .the ' winter nights when the snow gleamed : white and the bells jingled, the barn dances when their feet and hearts kept i happy , time to the music of the fiddle, ' the hustings, the spelling schools, and : always the home-coming to this one sacred fiwclllng, to repeat the parting . again and again, and "then .walk no : float away on air! ?: " t And now, when this dream had be " comet only a charming memory of the long ago, he had returned to find her who 'had inspired it, singing with others and doubtless oblivious to whether he was dead or alie. It was all the silliest sort of non sense then, of course, and foolish to try to recall 'it now; , and yet, as Martin did," it seemed that to feel the same .boyish happiness and live once more - in tho same fairy palace built of moon shine and filled wilh delusions, would be cheap at tho cost of all the ycar3 that intervened. . ."When he, somewhat . saddened by these by-goncs, and not at all sure that . ; hisv return to Greenvale was "wise, 1 reached the doctoV's home, to find it f)cupl.-;d now, the greeting that fol lowed seemed doubly welcome. "It's all my fault," admitted Martin, in response to Dr. Sol's profuse ert- planatlona, "and after all, the hour's ' Btroll gave me a little pleasure, for I passed Aunt Comfort's and heard An gle singing some of the old songs. She "has a piano now, I judge." '"Why didn't you call?" queried the doctor,, with a laugh; "she1 knows you'recoming, and It wouldn't have surprised her." .- :, , '. But Martin answered not, for to ad mit the facts would expose him to tho doctor's raillery. Then they sat down to a social chat, the doctor's wife insisting that Martin i-elate his side of . that wonderful' trip into the wilderness " and the 'discovery of both, wild man and hermit, and affer East Main Street. - 2: ucticn Linen napkins, o-8 size, regular price 1 -89c, Sale price 59c a dozen Linen diaper, 18-inch, regular price $1.19, , Sale price 85c a piece Daisy outing flannel, regular price ' .12 l-2c, Sale price 7 1 -2c a yard 54-inch table linens, half bleached, v " regular pric$ 35c, Saie pricevl9c. a yardn 1 case .bleached sheets, 72x90, reg- V ular price 55c, Huckabuck red bordered towels, regu ular price 1 2 1 -2c, Sale price 3 for 25c 18-inch linen crash, - regular price 12 l-2c a yard, Sale price 6 l-2c a-yard Great Sale of Ribbons, Great Sale of Laces. ' Big Sale' Ladies White Lawn Waists; , ' At 50c, 75c and $1 each. Worth double. Great Sale of Dress Goods. All our 50c and eluding everything in our stock at.. this price, GREAT SALE, OF ENAMEL WARE,' .CROCK ERY; TIHWARE, GLASSWARE. . Wednesday is also our Grocery De partment Bargain Day. .Big cut irrevery-.i thing in this stock for Wednesday, starting withvSugar at 21,lbsfor $1. Le and Shepard.) that the doctor recounted changes that had taken ' place in Greenvale since Martin had left it. One story more, especially pertinent to this narrative, was told by the doc tor, and must be quoted.1 v "I suppose you remember old David Curtis," he said, "and how he treated his brother Amzi? Well, the old miser has almost reached his dotage, and they say his conscience is beginning to trouble him. I've always doubted he had any, but the men who work in his mill and board with him say he imagines the premises have become haunted and hears things at night. He certainly looks more -dried up and careworn thanXever. n Thete thefre 'Is a deal of concern here as to what he will do with his property when he passes on; you know, I suppose, that your old flame Angie is next of kin, and if he makes no will, she inherits.it all." , . f , "I recall the. stories of how he abused his brother," responded Martin, "and Amzl's mysterious disappearance. I used to half expect to find his bones in Misery Swamp some, day when; I set traps there. Has no trace of him ; ever been found?" ' " ' " f' r; "No, and I ! doubt if there ''eyer will be. ' Old Cy Walker you remember him says he met a man' in-the wood3 above the falls about ten years ago, who resembled 'Amzi, and some ' be lieve it 'was he, and that he will re turn some, day." '''v'.iT "And there was no settlement of hia estate," put in Martin, as the'-old story, returned to him, "and didn't Angie re ceive anything finally?"- f'Jot a penny. " David clalzvg mil owed him move than his persosuS es tate was worthj and all realty reverter to him, at Amzi's death,. so Angle re ceived nothing. Aunt Comfort, as you know, ; brought her up. There's one curious fact about the matter," added The doctor, after a pause, "and that is, 'never since Amzi's disappearance, has David sold a foot of the land." For a few moments Martin pondered' on this curious complication in silence. He had, os a boy, heard something about it, but it did not then interest him.' : . " ' ' ."What about the dower right of An gle's mother?" he asked suddenly; "no ..will could rob her child of that." I om.pany Free Delivery Watervllle Delivery Every Friday, of the 0 SfOOiL ' . Sale price 39c eacfr 59c dress goods, in- - For this sale 39c a yard "You must ask Aunt Comfort," re sponded the doctor, smiling, "and yet, I'd advise you net' to : It's a tender subject with her, and never spoken of." Then other , bits of village , history were recpunted by the doctor,; and Squire Phinney, Aunt Lorey,' Parson Jones, old Cy Walker and dozens of others, once well known by Martin, yere spoken 'of. . ' "I must hunt un old.Cy to-morrow," asserted Martin as the talk endedr"and get him to take me fishing. . He used to know where all the best holes were." And thus Mastin came in touch once more with Greenvale's quiet life and when he was shown Into the doctor's best front room, it seemed as if his ab sence had been only months instead of years. . , ' .'' One incident of thfs first. evening-Tor rather, query kept recurring, even after he sought his pillow: To whom belonged the male voice which joined Angie's in the old songs," and was he frequent and welcome visitor there! " CHAPTER XIV. . '' f AFTER MANY YEARS. " ' If there was one thing Aunt. Comfort delighted In more than another,' it was "arbs." . Every , summer and fall - her capac ious garret was stocked with them, and great clusters of thorough Wort, hoar hound, boneset, spearmint, pennyroyal, and coltsfoot, duly labelled, were hung up, together with bunches of sarsapa rilla, sassafras, burdock, elderberry, and, dog-fennel roots',' and bags, of. lo belia -.beans. These, it may be ., .said, were her "great specifics, whether it was Nezer taken with cramps, Hannah with "yaller j'anders," old Cy with ",rheu matis," :or any one else Aunt Comfort was privileged to dose. Every spring, at house-cleaning time. Aunt Comfort threw out the old "arbs" to be replaced by new, and in the fall the roots were also renewed. In fact, her best black silk,' always wrapped in a sheet arid hung inavcloset, and her best t"bunnlt" received no more solici tous caro than her annual store - of "arbs." Neither was her dosing pro fallvity confined to her own family; but if a neighbor was known' to be in the least "ailin," Aunt ' Comfort was on hand in no time,., and she knew "just what was good for't." ' As may be surmised, Dr.. Sol did nor( relish her encroachments'on" his calling, but he was a natural-born diplomat, and manr a time lie would go to Aunt Comfort and ask for a small bunch of boneset or handful of sassafras roots to use latere and then drop them by the road side. As a result she always praised Dr. Sol, and assured the neigh bors he "knew his callln'.'V -. In pursuance of her regular custom when certain' "arbs" were ready for gathering, she had, on this . pleasant Saturday morning, spent by Martin in fishing, gone with' Angie and Nezer to carry tli e basket, on ' an excursion over the hillsides and into the woods overlooking Greenfvale, and was just returning. . Nezer, on ahead, halted now and then' to Shy a tone at a bird or squirrel, Auht Comfort was waddling along, and Angie carried an umbrella for a sun shade, when Martin came In sight. : "I vum, I do .'believe it's Martin Frisble," exclaimed Aunt' Comfort, in a tone of delight; "I heered this morn in' he'd come." ' v "Well, .what of that?" ' answered Angie, coolly, and secretly nettled ' at Aunt Comfort's -tone; "no one here is likely to drop dead on that account." The fact is, Angie had heard so much about Martin, how rich he was in com parison to other Greenvaleltes and what J an event his return to Greenvale was . likely to be, in the past two weeks, that .she was prepared, to dislike 1 b.im 1 at . sight. Dr. Sol, Aunt Comfort, and sev- eral of he gossip-loving neighbor's had also reminded her, of what she wished to forget. . Then she alsofancied he would be self-conscious of his "' impor- tanco, and deport himself as if he ex pected the village to bow down before ;him at sight. She was sure that she 'would not in fact, had fully deter mined that when she did meet him, he would be made. to know-at once there was one to whom his comine and wealth were-matters of perfect indiffer ence. , Like all her sex she wa3 a little cur ious, however, and as he drew near she noted with feminine eyes every detail of dress and manner. . ' "Why, bless me!" he exclaimed, com ing up and removing his hat as he ex tended, his hand, "if this ' isn't Aunt Comfort, good-natured as ever; and Ant", gie, how are you, too?" And perforce she had to take the hand he offered, j though the "How do you do, Mr.Fris- ' bie?" in return was entirely dignified, i "Well," he continued rapidly, "I sup- pose you heard I arrived last night and spent the evening tramping around to' kill time? It was a good joke on me. for I forgot- to write the doctor.' and he was out"' "I'm, very glad to see you," asserted Aunt . Comfort, "you . look , nat'r'l. I knew j, ye- the minute I sot eye3 on ye." And she beamed upon him in fact, she beamed , upon every one. But Angie was silent, quite willing her aunt should do the talking. ;' VI , made an early start . for ' my old favorite trout brook," added Martin, pleasantly, glancing at Angie's im passive face, "and didn't recognize it when I found It, It has grown so small. I ' presume I'll find lots of other changes." ' He came near relating how he had stood for half an hour in front of Aunt Comfort's Jiome and ' asking Angie if she ; were 1 not singing, but somehow -her : reception , chilled- the impulse. (. Then, after replying to a few more cordial questions from Aunt Comfort and thanking her for her urgent invitation to call, he once morj raised, his hat and jpassed' on: ' Aid this was his unromantic meet ing again; ; with her whom she ; had worshipped when a callow youth, and vho was destined to mete out to him more humiliation and-heartache than all else in his life ' before. "Rather cool," he muttered to him self when out of earshot, "but she hasn't changed much. ". Fits her dress a littlev better,, but same bright eyes and cherry mouth; ' Wonder, who was singing "with lier!" ' . . ' , In some Intangible : manner, Angie had conveyed to him the impression that ; the silliness of her youth was dead and burled forever,. 'and that any reference to it, would meet a re4 buff. She had said very little, hav ing merely spoken and looked at him in a MurfApf-lv cnnrtimiia i nnrl calm manner, her brown eyes curious i only, her rounded cheeks guiltless of extra color, and yet there was a poise and air about her that said louder than words:1 "You and . your coming are nothing to-vme. Do not seek to recall the foolishness of our childhood f by word or act." . ; : .This much came to him as he , sat by the brook, that, like a' symbol , of life was forever running away, and when ' he returned to , dinner he was In a morose mood. , . ' "If it wasn't midsummer," he said to V Dr." Sol, "I'd bounce that i lazy Bates out of the old house, in short order. I've looked the farm over and it makes me sick." . , It is likely he would have been in a worse toood had he heard the com- ment made by Angie after, their meet- ing: 7V J " ' , t "" "I "thiak, . auntie," she said, "that Mr. ,Frisbie must have expected all' Greenvale would 'be at ' the' doctor's when be arrived, and - he' probably wonders why we don't follow him about and condole - with him because things s have changed. He . said ; he I supposed we had heard of his arrival, .and we have aft least i have, with repeats and foot-notes. He must think nobody but himself in the world ever got rich. . He ought to wear a card, on his coat with, 'I am Martin Fris bie, and worth ' money,' printed y on- it." . : -"If. you don't cottdii- to ; hiniyi Stella Phinney or some other vgal; will,? you can make sure," r rejsponded ' Aunt 'Comfort, sagely, and In a tone : of reprimand. "Young men wbrth money are skeerce here, 'n. gals ain't all Jholdin' their noses any higher 'n' need' on. ' You might at least 'a' been civil to him 'n' . told him . you was glad to see him."- " - -t . t Then Angie, laughed. .To her Aunt Comfort was as transparent ' as . glass. ' There Is manya truth uttered - In Jest and many a heartache concealed beneath a sarcasm, and Angle's sneer must be ' taken as an index of her feelings toward her youthful lover. She was prepared for and ; did meet him with polite Indifference, but be-' neath It lay a sens of injustice and a bit of old-time pain that no one, not even Aunt Comfort, suspected, ' CHAPTER XV, . ..BOYHOOD MEMORIES.;' ...... - I i Living over bygones is abou aa consoling as an epitaph In a! cemetery, as Martin learned when he set about a business examination of the old farm. lie had returned to Greenvale with a vague idea of remaining there, if Angie had not forgotten, and still smiled upon him; then, if certain pos sibilities came abctit, to build a mod ern house on the site of the old home stead now owned by him, and for -amusement to establish a trout pre serve. It was all a nebulous plan, and , somehow his first evening's ex perience and later meeting with Angle ."WHY, HOW TOU SCARED MB!", had partially dispelled that. A few years had wrought : great changes her old fondness for him bad van ished,! and he feared that he was al most forgotten. . It was not pleasant, nor what he had secretly hoped, and yet it seemed a fact. ' ', J His early haunts that he now : vis ited for the first time since his re turn also read him a lesson of change and bitter-sweet memory. There was the old , house, jsov shocking . in its rackand-ruin condition,. the wtoodshed'i jwh'ere he- used to hide his fish poles. ,j nd traps, and beside it the old' pear : tree, The woodshed, seemed as mere !; coop now, and he smiled at sight of that grindstone he used , so to abhor, Old memories might be saddening, as ' they were, but , at least, he was not likely to be called upon to J'turn grin' gtun" again until his back seemed broken. ' ' ,- ' 1 ' -- : . ' Then came the garden, with its low wall hid by grape-vines, where ' he,; with vexed spirit, had been made to pull pusley, year after : year, and al ways, it seemed, when he wanted to go fishing. : Here he had usually ' dug for ; angle-worms a pleasanter oc cupation; and when midsummer came, how good . those crisp green cucum bers used to taste"! Beyond was the apple . orchard, and, as he entered it again, one tree, to which he hadmany times, been sent to cut sprouts to be used later on,' on himself, caught his attention. It was old and almost dead now, but of just such slenaer whips, as mother had used, around hl3 baro; ; legs with such cheering t effect, , still : grew fron Its trunk. And what a ) delight it had been, in the mellow autumn, to shake those trees and pick up apples, and when the cart, was filled, to rida on it to the cider mill and "holler" to the patient oxehi And Ihen the cider making! The old horse walkings slowly., around pulling ' .the sweep, the manycolored .apples dis appearing in the hopper, the men. folks heaping, .pumice -on the- press, and when the cider began to run, how ' delicious it tasted through a straw! , Angie used to come here with other girls, on their way from school, and how ' pretty she used to look in her calico sunbonnet, her ..',hair In one long braid falling in her way as she stooped over to suck cider out of the little rill that 'ran around the press. Martin recalled how he used to keep a bunch "of , nice white straws hid away J waiting for her, and, when ' she 1 aPPeared- his heart used tc beat a i , lilUO .ittSter." It was all a delightful memory; that apple gathering and cider making, and he always regretted when its season was over. And now he wanderd up to the brook running through the old "farm the one he was planning to utilize , for trout! raising and as he followed Its leaping, laughing course, he paused to look Hnity every eddying . pool and at each little cascade. ' There ; was one j deep hole ' below . the abutments4 ; of 'a wooden road bridge, shaded': by a ; willow, and .here .he halted . longest, ! for ,here he had caught his first trout. J It was only a little one, yet never Since, among the thousands ' of big ones he had landed from lake or stream, ' was one that thrilled to ' his ''very finger tips as that one had'j s; 1 And what a ahange in the stream itself! Then this pool appeared deep, dark and, dangerous; how he-could j wade, across' It ' with Impunity, and tb brook seemed a mere rill. . Above this it ran through a' pasture where laurel grew and where he used to set f a tox trap for rabbits. ' This, also, was good arbutus ground, and, over' it and ldng .bordering woods lie C, and Angie had come many tim'es, gather ing those fragrant flowers. The laurel was now In full bloom, and great clus ters somepink, some : white,- ' sur rounded ': him; but; he was . alone, and the happy -uays when he and She to gether, and sometimes hand In hand, wandered about here, seemed so long ago. He wondered'If she would come here now with him, and if she' did, would it seem t6 either as it did then? And now he recalled the recent first meeting again, and her cool recep tion,' so disappointing, and then the oldtime youthful idyl . seemed longer ago than ever. Life had, swept, him, and "doubtless her, far beyond . the old sweet romance, and like the with ered ' autumn ' leaves he now found crumbling to dust beside rocks, so were those old-time memories doomed. . - . (To be Continued.". it- Wrek of Itlver Boat, SAN RAFAEL, Cal., May 25. A riv er boat, with many passengers aboard, has sunk at Red rock,' off San Quentin. The lifeboats ar floating, but they are so far from shore and such a heavy gale is blowing off San Quentin that help from there cannot be sent. San Quentin prison guards, however, have gone to the distressed vessel's aid in small boats. Lifeboats are now trying to reach San Quentin from the steamer. THIS IS THE " LAUNDRY 'V SHAPE SunKight Soa.p. A big. convenient chunk of absolute soap purity. R.eal solid comfort on wash daLy is possible with this "LAUNDRY? shape. Economize next wash day. by using it. Irenbrew registered Trade Mark. , Bevare - V . All genuine 'ironbrew Eagle Brewed Weiss Beer. , lEt' fce thfa " For Sale at AU First Qass'Cafes. i. . 1 rademarlc. ' . ;.. ..,. . - Keep Your Eye on This Space and Your Mind on Uaper. and you will always be money, ahead. I- am offering some lare bargains in Crockery. Cups and Saucers, all first quality, at 59c per doz; G, 7 and 8 inch Plates 42c, 48c and 56c per doz; Fine China Cups and Saucers 1 on our l)c counter; 10 and 12 quart Dish Pans at 0c; the prices I 'am 'offering on Agate Ware are low.: a 14 quart Agate Cooking Kettle, first quality, 50c; 4 quart Kettles. 6 quart, 8 quart, afl5c, 19c and 23c 'and 33c and four coated., And I have lost 20 pounds trying to put out Hardware fast enough, and cannot supply the trade. I refuse to advertise Hardware for two weeks, I need a rest. f ' ' ftlaper's I. Y. Bargain House 'I i 81 BROADWAY." . . p Cheapest Store on Earth. j MARSH 3 II. P. Motor Cycle. -After May 1st. $175. : , , '- IMPROVEli CARBURETOR. , x ' - . ' Sold uncjer a guarantee. It ' will pay to investigate. Parts and re newals furnished at short notice. - x P. J. Horg'an, Agent. Waterbury Hardware Co BANK STREET. Open evenings till 6:30. Wednesday and Saturday 10 m. Call or write. GOODRICH POOD FOR BREAKFAST , AND LUNCHEON. . It being malt. 'digested, the phos phatlc and nitrogenous properties of the . wheat (nerve, brain and muscle food) are quickly absorbed by the sys tem, producing a' noticeable Increase in brain activity, nerve force and physi cal energy after a few days' trial. - ' ' ' ' , Is yo"r work anj health up to tlie standard?- THINK IT OVER. A fine dressing for oysters,? fish and fowl, giving an attractive flavor to these dishes. Recipe booklet in pack age. Sold by . . Woodruu: Grocery Co, 40 N." Main. Spencer & Pierpont, S52 East Main. II. uotchkiss, S39 North Main. ; ' For toilet uses of all kinds, nothing eqvi&ls the twJn-bar- S j r 1 1 g h t. Grocers sell botK she. pes. . of imitations of Ironbrev- A non-alcoholic life renewer, from the recipe of a celebrated Carlsbadhysician. , Ironbrew is a: combination of vegetable tonics and delicious aromatics, enriching and strengtlj enincr the blood, muscles, brain, regulating tha tomach and nervous system, relieving headache, nauaea, dyspepsia, sleeplessness, general debility, and. on account of its life and health renewing properties, the most valuable tonic and delicious .beverage ever offered to the public. Bottled by Charles Schabel, South Menden, Conn., alsc JACQULS OPERA HOUSE ENTIRE WEEK. MAY 23. ' Matinees Every Day. Something New in Comedy, . WAr KELLY With Stories of the South. Menifee Johnstone and Company," Jor dan arid Harvey, Belleclaire Broth- "v '.. ers and Many Others. ' ' Prices 10c, 20c, 30c ;; .matinees 10a and 20c, ladies 10c. . Grand Opening FOREST PARK DECORATION DAY. x Monday, May 30 Good News. Belleview Lalle Grove i open for the season. The v latest steel boats. Alleys planed and tuned up. Dancing t Wednesday and Saturday. Come and have a good timeo ASSESSORS' NOTICE. . The assessors of the city Waterbury will be in session from June 1, 1904, ta .luly 1, 1904'. Hours, 9-12 a. in., 2-3 and 7-8 p. m., to receive lists of all persons liable to pay taxes in said city. All property to be listed at full value. WILLIAM E. BEECHER, ; - MARTIN J. M'EVOY, ... I GEORGE L. JENKS, . -a : i Assessors. 5-14-36 . J , Empire Latest Tailoring Store Bcigs to announce the opening of a Ladies Tailoring establishment at -378 South Main Street, - where everything in the v . line is done up in first class order and at lowest reasonable price -He V does Cleaning, Pressing and Gentlemen's Gar- ? ments. by the piece or by the month. . . ' . NOTE-THE NUMBER, 378 South lain , A. HENES.