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Pooos Vulloy to tho Front, Croakors to tho Rout. V01;. V. EDDY, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, AUCIUST 28, 181)7. NO. 42 C ltAPTKtl XXVII (i omiii iiu I MlarttfMl me to hear Iter spettk of m wife In a tone of love, nml I no M"d that Pearl wns llstonlng now with a HU'ldnn wonder la hr face. No mother; she I not here." ' Von must bring lior to me: prom l mo, Amos." "When fhu comm. I will lirliiK hor io you." I have something to wty to her ein to you. I onco wronged her In my 'nought, and I want to auk her for giveness. She has behaved to mo like true loving daughter while you have been nwny, and has given me money regularly though 1 doubt she U trou bled In her mind about you. Heed what I nay, my hoii. All the tales whUpercd about her wore false. She U better than gold alio In a true as steel, and I misjudged hor." My breath enmo and went quickly, and IVarl urged mo to lie down nud i-s I win watch over your mother." she aid. with n strange Hush on her fuee. ' Who spoke?" crloil my mother, 'iivlng to rite In boil. "You told me Maliei waa not henj" , Neither In she, mother." she la. You can't deceive me. blind a. I am, It wan Mabel's voice I hoard." The wonder expressed In Pearl's face f!w and grow. Nay." said I, "there Is mi one In the r m iiiu you, i, nud n little nm Id 1 m fond of. Speak to my mother, i'ar! " ' t un I do anything for you?" asked P-rl. timidly. "(Jive me your hnnd. my rhlld." snld my (iiothor. l'onrl oboyed. A j.lensant h niil rami) to my molher'H 1 1 ph. "Ah my non. this la one of your old tricks to team) nnd please me. As If I could be tiilntakon In Mabel's voice! Mabel, my rhlld" her voire grew more sol emu here "I have wronged you. Say that you forglyo.ino," I s.iw that my dear old mother was wandering In her mind, nnd I whU , pered to I'carl to humor her. If you think I have anything to forgive.' said Pearl. In n low, trem Ulng voice, and with diniculty re training her tears. "I forgive you." The Imu bless you and my son!" murmured my mother; nml then up Ieard to sink to sleep. I crept softly to the room below. ith hope nnd remorse newly bom In ;n heart. l'onrl followed me a mo tiwnt afterward. She gaied nt me tlm- fliy. wistfully. -May I HHk you u question?" she 'll(i Yen. my ohlld." Who Ik Mabel, ami why It mr volue ill'" hers? Mabel is my wife, dear ohlld." ' it wm my poor molliBr'g iinme," -aid l'onrl, her tours Mowing. "8he wus u sailor's wife, nud my futliBr wiu drownm. That Is why I hate the H-u. Hindi! I heard n cry outside! It i it womnn'H voice!" ttho wns liuetenlug In tho door, when I gently prevented her, and hid her B'i to my mother. And If you love mo, dear child. I said, ns I tenderly embraced her, "do not roine down until I summon you rtt. ask no more questions now. I will explain all to you before long." Nf'rr hut n moment's hesitation she v-nt slowly upstalra. Then I myself ti.rew open the atreot-dour. t also heard the cry; and the Instinct of affection, or remorse, led me to sus- P-i iroiii wnose overruarget! iweom It hud proceeded. My instinct guliled me aright. Out' side by the window a woiunti crouched, tuning tier race rrom me. "Mabel." I said. At the sound of my voice the woman ciourhed lower mid lower, with sabs that might have name from n broken heart. "Mabel." I salt! again, "you need not mar roe now. My tmoelaH Is spent." Au unexpected not of tendernee In my voir gave her co'.nge to raise her hem! to rise from the ground, and Ue nie. "1-oiKlve me; oh. forgive me!" she fid iteming out her urine Imploringly, " i should have died ImuI I scanned ,. vau spake of h cbini I'Mtrl! wh.m you eared from the wreck, nnd vh i Is here with you! If yon were nm mocking me. if ywi hare a mark m mercy In your breast, let me see her! oi my heart, my heart!" - Hush! you will alarm her! I hart In urd f trnnge thing lu-iilght, and we mu peuk plaint v to eaeli other, with- ii leeervatlnn and without teuaplrtoa tune inside. 1 drew her Into the room, and onee mor -n, thank Clod! ones morel a ugl roof eoverod all I had loved In th- world. I !ild her sit down by the tire, and to sneak In a low tone. M; mother Is abetl. and perhaps at the point or death. The child I spoke of is with her. Mabel, this Is the most solemn moment of our lives. II I havo wronged you rind I pray to (lod that I hare!- I will do my best to make atonement. Tell me your story, nud ns you believe there Is n Ood In h erv en, speak tho truth!" CHAPTHII XXVIII. 01' whose hearts are more tonder, whose wisdom It greater than mine, will have divined much which, until this night, was hid den from me. llrlofly let me sot down tho substance of my wife's sad words. When I left home after our marriage, she had gone Into the country to her mother, who kopt her thero for months. She did not wilte, knowing that my mother could nut read. When they returned to Hrlxtnn, Mr. Druro whk tho (hut to meet them, nnd he filled hor Mire with the slanders that wore In circulation about me. She did not believe them; her mother did If you are not elvll to Mr. Dniee," aald her mother, "I shall have to go Into the work house. She knew that her mother owed monev to Mr. Druee, nud. fearing him, she did not quurrel with him on tho llrst night. Ilut she determined to go to my mother In the early morning, and consult her as to what ought to bo done to vindicate my good mime. Bhe went; my mother had disappeared. Day after day. week af ter week passed, and still no news of in) mother until It wns rojiorted und believed that she was dead. About thnt time Mabel became it mother, nnd tho child that was bom was a girl. She named It I'carl. Then (nine tho news of the wreck of The lllue Jneket, and uin 10m oi every Mini on Hoard, Hho received no letters from me. If uny wore sent, they were Intercepted. Mr. Druco pressed his suit upon her. but she would havo nothing to say to him. tttlll, loathing him, her mother com pelted her to be civil to him, and one duy propohtd that they should eml grnte. She Joyfully ronxentod, to es enpo Mr. Druee. They had been at son tvio days before he appeared, He had tnkeu his passage on the same veeeel nnd Mnbel suspected that It wits n planned thine between him and her motlwr. 8he then determined to have nothing to say to him. and she dlsre gn riled all his attentions and solleltn tluiiH. When thoy lauded In Australia, her mother Insisted on Inking another name, saying thnt she had Ill-luck enough with the one they bore, and that n change might bring them bet ter lurlune. Thus It was that I'earl did not Know the name of lleoeroft. For years Mr. Druee did not rolln iu Ish his pursuit of her; hut ufter one last und unsuccessful appeal ho left hor and she never saw his face again. Then her mother died, and she was left alone with hor child. She led a hard life. nnd when I'earl wns ten yours of age she determined to come home to the old place. She had wived money enough to pay for her puswige. nnd she took It In The Itlslng Hun. She had no Idea that Mr. Druee was a laeeeiiger In the ship. When they left IJugliiml he w . nil iter Ui ilMlgu; but now It was chance or futo, as I mentally said at this portion ot her Mury. She wns too III to come on deck until the night of the wreck, and then a humane passenger conceived the Idea of saving the two children, I'earl and Hob, by lashing them to one ejwr While he made I'earl secure, Mnbel hold Itob. his own mother having been washed orerlioard during the night; and when the veaei suddenly sunk. Ma bel hail Hob In her arms. Kiting from the water, she recognlxed me; then the child was snatched from her, and eh rmmlred no wore, until she found herself on a rock with two men. Two quartor-boais had been launched front Ute ship: each suppoeed the other to be lost but both were saved. Mabl and her oamiwnlons were taken from the rock Into the boat, ami after null Ittf for two days In a contrary direc tion from the oouroe we had taken, a bomeward-lHiund vessel sighted them. sud the uaseHMre were taken aboard Arriving home In safety, Mahal found, to her aaliinlHhment. that my mother was alive, but blind and In poverty Mabel Kdd her story, and received an account of my last Interview with my mother. From her woman's Instinct my mother knew that Mabel spoke the truth, and the two lieenme friends HHOlll. What remains to he salilT That Ma bel gained hard aad miserable subsls teuoe b her uredle. and out ot her scanty earnings had never allowed a week to pass without assisting the mother of Hm man wbutn she had luv ed itorolfitly nnd faithfully, through good and evil report. It was enonnh. loug before the end ot the story was ronohed, doubt had llotvn ftom ni) soul: and when the Inst words were spoken, t knelt before Uie geod nnd pure woman, nnd humbly beBiied forglvenoes fur my crime for It wns no leeK Need 1 say bow my appeal was met? It Is women such ns the one 1 bad tho happiness to call my wife who purify thn world. "Came. m wife, and sco your child. Softly we Mole Into tho bedroom. My mother nnd our ohlld were asleep. In an agony of Joy, Mabel pressed her llpi to I'earl's fneo, to her neek, to her hands, to her dress; but with such divine teiideiueeh and gentleness as not to awaken our darling. My heart went up to (lod the beneficent! Suddenly my mother stirred In her bed. "Amos!" she cried. Then, "Mnbel!" We went to hor side, "You urn together, my children?" "Yos, dear mother." "Thank Ood! Amos, put your nrms round me. Listen! I hear your father (ulllnp. 'Yo, liiKtvo, hot' Door ones. gooil-hje for n ilttlo while! To-uiftriow Is Christmas day. nnd am alone, vming the concluding words, Tom Wren Is coming to spend ChrlrtiiMS with us. Itit night my wife and child and I warn sltlliut together In our little par lor. Holly and mistletoe were already on Hie walls, garlanding two pictures which I have had drawn, one of my old mother, the other of lleecroft. Marin er. The lira wne miming uriguiiy, nun peace ana In our henrta. The only heaven the eaith contains wna shining upon us and within us, though we. saw no i:Iiiumh ot the sky. We woro at Home, and It was it Hnme ot l.ovo. "Mother." said Pearl, "what Is the first letter In tho nlpbuhot?" "O, ni) darling, of course." "And the n.'jft?" "N." "And tho two next?" "C and H." "Ouco upon n time," said Pearl, clnp- ping lier hum!. "Now. mother, I am going to ifiul )oi and father it very, very pretty story." "Do. dour child. What Is 117 I'carl produced the torn text-book of hor liland Mdiool. It Is enllei!." she said, with the most ilolluluurt little laugh In the world. "Cinderella; or, The (llnss Slip per." " She i eld the story from beginning to end, nnd wn llttoned in delight. "Mother," then siild our ohlld, "If three pumpkins were to suddenly pop on to the table" 'Mind, my darling! They might! Htrnugu things happen," "Well, If they did, nnd you had n fairy wand, und wanted to make it present to everybody everybody moth er! thl Christmas, what would you change them Into?" My wife nestled closer to uie. "Welt, mother, what should the II ml pumpkin he?" "Palih. my darling. " "Ami the second?" "I jive." "And tho third?" "Charity." A bleared Trinity, Indeed! THH H.SM). HEft SUCCESSFUL SCHEML'. Hiiif mi liiBruloiu Aunt nsint tier NrphiMr from Uniiikriui., It wits n striking couple thnt entered it currlnge last Wednesday In front of tho Hotel Savoy. Iloth ware tall, of lino figure and easy grace, says the Now York Herald. The man looked on the sunny side of 50; the woman. ; some years younger, was of the Juno type. Their eyes and complexion had a dash ot the Spanish, while their talk nml manners were Prenrh. "Curtutis history that muu has had." remarked a hotel lounger. "He comes of a rich Creole family In the Pout- rhartralit district of Uiulslnna. They were Immensely wealthy before the war and managed to hold on to most of their estates. Ilia wife, also a Cre ole, was educated with the moet ex pensive polish abroad. Though mar ried now tor ninny years, they're lovers yet. He waa a wild young blade, drinking, dueling and gambling. Ills family tried all means to curb hltn. but he broke every bit. "One night lie wna taken home par alyzed with champagne, lite old maiden aunt had an Inspiration. Hho hurried olf a trusted negro to Ne Orleans for a burial casket sliver handles, satin lining. Flowers were picked from the garden and she ar ranged candles and crucifix. When the casket arrived the paralysed youth was plaeed carefully in It. while the dear old schemer stayed up with "the lemalns." It was some time before he recovered enough eonselnuinees to grasp the funeral outfit, but the old lady's artlllce did tho bushiest. It was the eye-ojuner he needed, That wan his last dsuaueh." The Supreme Court of NSrlh Oaro. Una has decided that photographs are competent evidence In trials for homi cide nud railwa collisions. HAWAII'S KESOURCES, eAOTB ABOUT TUB PAft-AWAY rtEI'UULIO. The ntrBtcRlr Hrr H" t'srllle It, Trmta ttltli IIik t'nltiMl Mulet Sutfnlj alt Vrr t'tnt nt tit liiinirl--l'nlils to Continue h Ittpulillit AY by day the Ha waiian question growa In Import ance. It Is dawn ing on the general mind thnt It Is no lungor a matter to be Juggled wlth.btit must bo Anally do elded before many months. Hawaii la at a stage whore something must he done. Advices re ceived by the state department, nut centrally known, are to the effect Umt the present rspublle is tottering nut because the peoplo of tho Islands do not want a republican form of government, but beonUse It Is realized thnt they are at tho merry of the first big power that tnkoi a nbtlon to gather them In.wrltes a Washington correspondent. Jnpan stands like the wolf nt the door. The tolcgrnph hrtn told how but tor the demonstration ot murines from tho two t'nlted States vessels now nt Honolulu the Japanese would have selzod the custom house. It Is only because the "Yankees of the east," as they are failed, are afraid of the 1'nlied States that .la pan has not long ago taken iwmesslon of the Hawaiian I lands with or without the consent of the so-called Dole gnrernment. Japan blusters and nays alio will have what ahe ternia her rights., but It con be set down as a fart that Just as long at 1 It Is likely that tho Hawaiian islands will be Annexed to the t'nlted Htat - i just no Jong will Japan keep nn h r aldo of (ho fence. 8ho may be spunk: I hut sho Is not looking for double with Uncle Sum. Fow persons In the t'nlted Ktnie,. even nowapaper rondors. fully reallr.e the conditions which surround Hawaii, or aro familiar with the fact that render the Islands so Important n fac tor In commerce. How many know that Hawaii last yc.tr took all but 23.7.1 ot her Import from the United Stnten? .If, nS'ls'so often stated, It Is trade nnd commerce which shape our Internation al policy. It would seem a reasonable prediction that the business clement nt the country Is likely to favor tho an nexation of the Islands. Thero aro however, as Is well known, two sides Ui every atory. The opposi tion to annexation rhlms that our fa mous Monroe doctrine did not contem plate anything In the way of going out -shU tlte roiitlnout to obtain additional territory. When the land Included In Alaska was purchased of the Itusslitn ' government it waa alleged we wore stretching a constitutional point. It Is rightfully claimed by the anti-annexation element that the constitution aayi that the president of the t'nlted States shall never go beyond the limits AN HAWVn.W INTKHIOR ot our poisetslons. It we annex Ha waii, they say, there will bo a portion ot the United titnte whlah the very constitution will prevent thn president from vtnltlng. Ho could not visit Ha waii without going beyond the three mlla ocean limit, and. therefore, San Pranelseo would be ns near as ever ho could get to the Hawaiian islands. Whatever may bo argued, pro and con. however, thero are a fow facts which all ot us mutt consider In order to form nn intelligent opinion. Par exnmple.Atnerlenn shipping has earned during tho existence of the present reciprocity treaty for freights carried to nud from Hawaii tl4.182.500. In what Is termed the Inter-Island trade It has earned the furthor sum ot 11.012.- I 1 11 f II IIMB itf 'd n r ii ii wi n mm" KAMHHAMBIIA I. THK 101!. American commission merchants have received ns commission on tho aale of tho produce of the Islands f I, IGI.JM. American shipyards have built vessels for the Hawaiian foreign and Inter-Island trade, the profit on which has amounted to $100,017. Tho total number of premiums collected by Am erican liisurnnee romimiilea on policies for life, property and freights amounts to $3,Rl7.i:tn. Americans have made prollts from sugar tne railed In the : ; l,s it. sr. m i iswit- ,-.- - - j-j l vwm Islands and the sugar made therefrom since thn execution ot tho reciprocity treaty, amounting to $!0,Sfll,530. It tho Intelligent observer will tnkq tho time to consider what this really' means to tho Sugar trust ho will see a pom i ui ircmonuuiin iniiiurmm o iu the matter ot the annexation ot Hawaii which the majority ot persons aro In? dined to overlook. What would bo the) effect upon the Internal revenue an what would be tho effect upon tho re celpta from the taxation of sugar I Hawaii became a part of thn United States? This Is a very excellent prob lem for the student ot finance to con alder. There is much moro In It than appears at llrst glanre. No accurate figures are obtainable aa - ' .I--' - mmm w n hi ii 1 NAPOMJON OF HAWAII. to tho actual prollts mndo by American inerchantH on goods to Ilrnzll. Hstl inatlng thnt profit nt 10 por cent. It would foot up $0,817,411. The recipro city treaty under which this pleasing, state of affairs has come Into oxlstonrn is, of course, very favorable to tho United States. It is tho only way of dodging what the diplomats cull the "mtm favored '"iu" clause, a clause In International it . in in which in Intended to prevent n country favorlnir commercially one treaty nation moro thnn another. Tho ehnnees nro thnt It the United Statea did not annex Hawaii Home other nation would stop In and lie protector. Naturnlly In such an event our reciprocity troaty would no niirogutod, nnd nwny would go our profits. It Is likely wo would find some wny to make up our loss, hut tho facta stated are those which must bo faced. The figures given regard I tie; profit to United Stnten residents under tho trea ty are those shown by tho custom house records. Thorn are, howovor. other profits accruing to similar aourrea, which, by reason of certain treaty pro visions, do not nppenr In tho records of the custom house at nil. The total aunt of these profits Is tB2.3Sl.30f!. Since the execution of tho treaty property sugar interests to the value of $27 - 108. ill have been purchased In Hawaii by Americans. The present value of American shipping built for and en gaged In the Hawaiian trade Is $3,705. 1 1. The total value of property owned by Americana In Hawaii, exclusive of sugar and ship, la $13,731,511. The Hawaiian trade la the direct ere atloti ot the reciprocity treaty. It has become enormous In proimrtlons. ex c.llna In value anything of th kind to tie found In any other part nt the world, amounting to $150 per annum for every Inhabitant of the Islands ir the United zUatea should annex Hawaii she would be compelled to a mini" an Indebtedness ot $1,000,000 l his would be all, as there are no roun ty or city debts to take into considers Hon. Whether we ought or not to take In Hawaii, It aeema vary likely that wm will The preponderanee at rongres tonal sentiment favors It. I'rutlna Tlirlr Title, are your leading "Who are your leading citizens hare?" asked the man who was solicit ing for country histories. "Which?" asked the farmer. "Your men nt standing." "Oh. there's Hill lirlglit, Abner llruntwttUe. and and, oh, a lot more ot 'em. They don't do nothln' but stand around the deeuoe all day Indianapolis Journal