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Pooos Vulloy to tho Front, Croakors to tho Rout.
V01;. V.
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 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
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
"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!"
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
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
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
"Amos!" she cried. Then,
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?"
"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
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?"
A bleared Trinity, Indeed!
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.
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
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
'd n r ii ii wi n mm"
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
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
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
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