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v,, The Beavor Herald.
W. I. DIIUMMOND, Publisher.
Maj McKixi.r.v will be the first sol
tiler In the white house who entered
the army an a private.
Acconmso to Mr. Moody there nro
40,000,000 people In the United htates
n ho do not fro to chnrcb.
The successful bnrnoslng of Niagara
falls retires the Idea of the possibility
of harnessing rircrs which have rapid
OAnnrrr A. IIoiiaiit, rice president
elect, recently said: "I hare had MX"
babies named after roc so far and the
end is not in sight."
Tun army pay roll was increased
about 5750,000 last year by the ndrancr
of watrcs from 9 to 513 a mouth foi
the first year of enlistment.
NnwiPATEn correspondents nnd po
lltical gossips are busily at work con
structlng cabinets for Mr. McKlnlcy
and some of them go so far as to write
upon their slates cren the foreign ap
pointments which he will make.
It is possll le that an ordinances will
oon bo passed by the board of alder
men of New York city forbidding boys
and girls to be on the streets at night
Strong argument1! in the nfllrma'.Ito
will be laid before tho board by the
advocates of the measure.
Thk celebration of the 60th anniver
eary of Rev. Dr. Ulchard S. Storrs, pas
tor of tho Church of the Pilgrims at
2fow York, recently took place and tho
venerable clergyman was banqueted
by Congregational ministers and pre
sented with a roatrniUcent lovinc cup.
Judgr Flsir, of the Southwestern
Georgia circuit, recently expressed the
hope that the legislature at the pres
ent session would do something to pro
tectdorci from Indiscriminate slaugh
ter. He tells of one party which
killed 12,000 doves in a few days last
Acjm.in 111 IjOIX, of lliddeford, Me.,
thinks he has a machine that will gen
erate perpetual motion. It is now In
the Washington patent office with an
application for a patent. For two
months before he sent it away It has
run, and was running when boxed for
Mits. Hkniiv Moom:, of Munroc Tails,
O., has just presented her husband
with the ICth child. They were all
single births, nine boys and seven
girls, and tho couple have been mar
ried 'JO years. Mr. Moore works In a
paper mill for 91.23 u day and H of the
children aro living.
Till nullification of the Tor reus law
by the supremo court of Illinois on the
ground of unconstitutionality will bo
& disappointment to those persons who
favor tho simplification of methods as
well as tho expediting of processes In
tho transfer of rcii estate. Tho ground
upon which tho court condemned tho
law was that the act conferred on tho
registrar of titles judicial power.
MoiiKthnn 72 per cent, of tho enlist
ed men of tho United States navy arc
now American citizens, nnd moro than
83 per cent, of tho apprentice boys nra
American born, according to tho state
ment of Adm. Ilamsay, chief of tho
bureau of navigation, In his tin mini re
port. During tho year 895 men and
HO apprentices desorted, by far tho
greater number of desertions being at
Duniso tho last session of congress
Representative Iloutwolc, of Mlnnc
fcota, introduced n resolution providing
for a non-partisan currency commis
sion of nine cltlrous to net with tho
comptroller of tho currency to olTcr
recommendations for needed changes
in tho present banking and currency
system. This resolution, It Is said,
may bo pressed during tho coming ces
sion of congress.
Tub fact that tho change of nbout
25,000 votes In tho Into election, If tho
votes had been placed in tho close
states, would havo reversed the result
whllo still leaving McKlnlcy with
1,000,000 plurality has revived tho dis
cussion with regard to a chango of tho
plan of electing presidents, nnd tho
1'hllndelphla Ledger urges the adop
tion of n constitutional amendment
providing for tho election of presidents
by n popular vote. It declares thnt It
is wrong to have tho casting of the
electoral votes of a state und the de
termination of the election dependent
upon a few thousand votes.
JosEru II. K.-tcKK, of Trenton, N. J.,
litis developed a scheme for tin inland
canal, and nlto for ono across tho
country connecting tho Atlantic nnd
1'aclflc oceans, llo proposes that tho
government build the cinal by issuing
non-Interest bearing bonds. There aro
to bo doublo docks, so thnt steamships
going in opposite directions can pass
through. There will be enough water
to let ony battleship or Mcntnshlp go
through at tho same speed that it
goes on tho ocean. There Is to bo a
railroad running parallel with tho
caual on ono side, nnd tho other sldu
is to ho devoted to Industries.
TllK London .St. James' Gazette re
cently published a leading article in
the courte of which it taid: "Lord
Salisbury's great admission of tho
prlnc'ple that the United States has
tho right to intervene In frontier dls
pules of tho American powers and to
compel tho disputants to arbitrate al
together transcends in Importance tho
question of tho Guiana boundary. It
is a formal recognition of the hege
mony of tho United States on tho
American Continent nnd gives tho
president a position in tho new world
which the tnedlujvul popes and emper
ors tried vainly to claim In Europe."
A NAVIOAIU.K airship, for which it Is
claimed that ft may be steered in any
direction, even against a moderate
wind, was recently exhibited In Ilerlin
by Dr. WoelferL Ho calls his airship
nn "aerostat." The balloon part of it
is clisr-sliuped, mado of silk, coverod
inside and nut with vulonnlzed rubber
and filled with hydrogen gas. The
car, which has the shspo of u long nnd
nurrow gallery, is mudoof bamboo and
willow, nnd Is rigidly attached to the
balloon proper. Trial ascensions made
with this aerostat h-mt shown that it
may bo steered In almost any direction
while traveling at a fair rata of speed.
NEWS OF TILE WEEK.
Glocnod By Tolcgmph and MnIL
rnruoxAL and roLiTic.tr.
Tub official returns of the election
In Pennsylvania give MeKlnley 7S6.993
votos and Itrvan 4S2,0S4; republican
TllK reports circulated that the pope
intended to remove Archbishop Ire
land, of St. Paul, Minn., have been de
clared "puro Inventions," but tho arch
bishop has been advised from an au
thorized quarter to moderate his atti
tude and avoid Irritating discussions.
U.yorriciAi. bu. practically complete
returns show that the vote on the
electoral ticket of South Dakota Is
about a tie. Fraud is apparent in
nearly every county, nnd a great many
contests will be started.
Of the first ballot in the democratic
caucus at Montgomery, Ata., on the
10th E. W. Pettus was nominated to
succeed United Mates Senator Pugh.
Al.nxA.xnKlt bTrniKKs Ci.at was
nominated for United States senator,
to succeed John II Gordon, by the
democratic legislature caucus at At
lanta, Ga. Tho nomination was mado
on the 81st ballot The vote was: Clay,
00; Ifowcll, 40; Lewis, 16; Norwood, 5;
Walsh, 3; Garard, 2.
A Wasiiuvotox dispatch on the ICth
stated that President Cleveland and
his cabinet were waiting for the devel
opments in Cuba of the next fortnight
with the greatest concern as to the re
Jambs K. Sovkiikiox was rn-clccled
grand master workman at the general
assembly of the Knights of Labor at
Rochester, S. Y., on the 17th, there be
ing no opposition. Thomas li. Mc
Gulrc, of Amsterdam, S. Y. , was
chosen general worthy foreman. Gen
eral Secretary-Treasurer Ilaye, of
Sew Jersey, was re-elected without
I. C 'Alihi:n, United States judga
for tho Western district of Arkansas,
died at Fort Smith of llrlght's disease
on tho 17th. Ho was noted for having
sentenced over 100 men to death.
A errciAf. from Washington to the
New York Times stated that nn at
tempt would be mado during tho com
ing session of congress to put an addi
tional tnx of 830,000,000 on beer.
A co.spkiikkck of silver lenders, it
was reported, would take place at
Washington soon nfter the convening
of congress to dccldo the plans of tho
sllvur men for the uext four years.
Tub Natlonul Grnngo at their session
In Washington on the 18th selected
Pennsylvania as the place of meeting.
The city was not mimed. Unofficially
many of tho members of tho grange
met ut night and unanimously Indorsed
John II. Ilrighain, of Ohio, for secre
tary of agrlculturo and a committer)
was selected to formulate plans for
urging the appointment
Tub board of trnde of Indlnnnpolis,
Ind., has passed u resolution calling
upon tho leading cities of the country
to send delegates to n conference to bo
held In that city on December 1 for
formulating a plan for currency re
form. Tin: 28th annual convention of tho
Army of tho Tonnesseo at St Louis on
tho 10th selected Mllwnukco ns tho
next place of meeting and elected Gen.
Grnnvlllo M. Dodge, president; flen.
Andrew Illckcnloopcr, corresponding
sccrotnry; Gen. M. F. Force, treasurer,
and Col. Cornelius Cadlc, recording
sccrotnry. Tho Sherman statue com
mittee mado its report nnd tho con
tract for tho work, which Is to cost
500,000, was approved.
Srenr.TAiiv HicnAnnso.v, of tho Ken
tucky state democratic committee, an
nounced that the party has decided to
contest tho election of the 11 McKlnlcy
electors In Kentucky. Tho grounds of
contest nru given ns Irregularity nnd
fraud In a largo number of counties.
Tho Htnto contest board Is compose 1
entirely of republicans.
Tub joint wugo scti'o committee of
ivliidowglnss workers and manufac
turers adjourned nt Pittsburgh, P.i.. on
tho 10th nftor a two dnys' conference
without having reached any agree
ment 'I he result of this failure menus
tho continued idleness of 15,000 men
throughout tho country, who have al
ready been without work for tho past
I.Mlll.V AOII.VT DOVNK, of till! Qlliipaw
igency, I. T., hns notified tho white
renters In tho Qunpiiv reserve to le ive
the reservation. There nro nbout 500
of those renters und tluv order of the
tgcut will work great hardship.
Nearly all of them havo largo crops of
:orn iingnthored, besides huy nnd other
irops. Tho order Is Imperative, und If
thoi- obey they will bo obliged to lease
their crops behind.
Tub Lutherleague. convention nt Chi
.ago adopted ns a badge a pin with a fnc
ilmlloof tho original cont of arms worn
by Martin Luther, being made up of a
blnck cross, surmounted on n heart of
red, nt tho hack of which Is n roso of
live patnls. Tho whole Is on a back
ground of blue.
Tin: dead bodies of .lames Ware, nged
30, und Mrs. lllla Hlckotts, wife or Al
bert Klckcltx, both of llloomlnglon,
III , were found lying on the viaduct
across tho Chicago . Alton railway.
There wus a bullet hole In the fore
head of ench and u pistol laid bcsldo
tho bodies. Tho man hnd evidently
shot tho woman nnd then turned tho
weapon on himself.
Tiiiikk men In How, Oconto county,
Wis., recently hanged themselves for
fear of being drawn Into a murder caso
that was on trial,
Stak I'oi.ntkk. tho Tennessee pacing
wonder, defeated Joo Patchon In three
straight heats at Philadelphia In n
inn tch for 81.0O0. Tho time was 2.04K
' "Stxi r-TWo horses were burned or suf
f oca ted to death and ono man over
:om by smoke in u fire In Ira J. Mix's
transfer barns In Chicago.
Tub National Grange, nt their ses
sion nt Washington on the Kith, adopt
ed n resolution in favor of tho appoint
ment of u practical farmer for secre
tary of agriculture and appointed a
committee to draft n momorlal to Mr.
MuKlnley expressing tho vtaws of the
At the mooting of the National W.
a T. II. nt St Louis on the 17th all
thu old officers were re-elected. The
report of tho executive committee was
adopted and resolutions for total absti
nence, equal purity for men and women,
equsl wages for both sexes, woman
suffrage, International arbitration and
tho recognition of the Sabbath as a
day of rest were passed.
Tommy Dixon, of Rochester, N. Y.,
and Johnny Whlttaker, of Kansas City,
Mo , weroOw:iou tho cards at Buffalo,
N. Y , for n 20-round go ut feather
weights on tho 17th, but thn Now York
man knocked out tho Kansas City boy
In tho ninth rouud.
John R. Gr.xrrtr, the fastest pacer in
the world, wns sold for S19.930 In New
York on the 16th. His record Is 2:00.
His rac rceord is S-.OlJf. He Is 15.2
bands, foaled In 1&S9, bred by O. II.
I'olcr, at WIehitn. Kan. Ills sire is
Ashland Wilkes, dam Dame Wood, by
A liWLROAD train was blown up be
tween Panta lirava and Cnndelaria, In
Pinar del Itlo, Cuba. Gen. Weylcr svas
it Cnndelaria for a short time on the
10th, and it svas believed tho authors
it the explosion supposed him to be on
he train which wns blown up, but ho
sad left several hours before the explo
tlon. The engineer, fireman nnd con
ductor of the train, six soldiers and
levcral passengers were wounded.
Two Lehigh Valley engines, drawing
neavv trains, collided on the curve In
Mud Hun, Pa., on the 13th. The train
men escaped by jumping, lloth en
gines tumbled down an embankment
I Into the Lehigh river and were com
plete s recks. A dozen cars svero de
molished anil the track torn up for a
Prairie fires have done extensive
Jamagc in northeastern Lincoln and
Payne counties. Ok., and destroyed
iiany thousands of ncres of pasturage,
auslng los of hay, corn and buildings
to many farmers nnd fatally burning
Tub Itritish qtcamcr Memphis was
wrecked In Dnnlough bay, on the south
loast of Ireland, on the night of the
17th. Her crew took to tho rigging
nd 37 were rescued tho next morning
In nn exhausted condition by means of
life line. Ten of the ship's company
WK8t.Br Oaiiuvd, nged 14, and Will
Lee, n colored boy, ssent hunting
around Greenville, III., and disputed
about their markmaushlp. Garland
stepped off 30 paces nnd, turning his
back, bantered Lcc to shoot Leo fired
anil fatally wounded Garland.
I.v celebrating McKInley's victory at
Chlntwood, Va., an nnvll exploded,
killing PcllamCollcy nnd Preston Mill
lln. nnd frightfully Injuring three
Mits. Maiiv Stkvenb chaplnln of the
Illinois grand lodge. Daughters of Ke
beknh, whllo conducting the devotional
xcrciscs of the grand lodge nt Spring
dcld, III., on tho 18th was stricken
ivlth heart failure and died in ten min
otcs. She was CO years old.
Fomt prisoners confined in the coun
ty jail ut Pomcroy, O., for various
.rimes dug their way out nnd escaped.
Illoodhounds were put on their trail.
A disi'atcii from Wallace, Ida., on
(ho 18th said thnt ruin was king In the
"auir d'Alcnes. Floods hnvo crentcd
lavoccvery where. Buildings hnvo been
jwept awuy and many miles of rnilway
irack washed out The town of Kings
ion was also reported us being nlloat.
Tub American Congress of Liberal
Itcllglous societies convened at In
dianapolis, Ind., on the 17th.
Fmi: destroyed thn homo of Mrs,
lohn Olson, near Vnrnn, 111., nnd hei
remains wero afterwards found amon
Hotii oil and natural gns hnvo been
truck by the Standard Oil Co. in tho
test wells put down cast of the Sac
mil Fox agency in Indian territory.
At tho fourth day's session of tho W.
a T. U. nt St Louis on the 10th the re
port of tho executive committee to re
sume giving W. C. T. U. mcdnls wns
adopted. Tho fiub-commtttce's finan
cial plan for n voluntary contribution
of S3 from each union was ndopted.
It was announced that SC03 in cash and
&:C0 In pledges had been raised tho pre
vious dny for tho benefit of Armenians.
Mrs. Car o submitted n report nbout
tho tomple. fcho had raised SHI, JOS of
tho S300.000 needed to buy trust bonds
And would try to tccuro tho balance
TllK supremo court of tho United
slates adjourned on tho 10th for the
Thanksgiving recess. Its next session
will he on tho 30th.
Caiiiioi.i, 1) Wiikiiit, commissioner
of labor, has transmitted to tho secre
tary of tho Interior n spccinl report on
the statistics of occupations. Ho says
there wero !S,735,C01 persons cngnged
In gainful occupations In 1800, nnd of
these 3,5'i3,7J0 wcro unemployed dur
ing soino part of thn jear, or, approx
imately, l,130,l7J persons wero unem
ployed nt their occupations during the
entire 1'.' months, representing 5.01 per
cont. of the totnl number of persons
engaged In gainful occupations.
S.VMtiKi, Stiiadsic, n patient nt the In
aue asylum ut Indlaiinpolis, lad., com
mitted suicide by limiting himself with
Ills suspenders. He was formerly u
clothing merchant of Hannibal, Mo.,
and was driven Insane by the use of
cocaine and morphine.
Umtkd Statks letter carriers must
not Mnoko In tho streets when In uni
form This Is tho edict of First Assist
ant Postmaster-General Jones.
Wiiitkcai's went to u hut near Cov
ington, Ky , nt midnight nnd seized
Harry Hamlin nnd Mis. Allco Harri
son, who hud left her husband, nnd,
after stripping tho couple, lashed them
with lienvy switches Into Insensibility.
Hkmiv lllANhlNHim-, the oldest man
In Kentucky, died at his homo noir
F.ilrvlew on the 15th of n complication
if diseases, nged 150 ears. Ho wns
tho father of 15 children, 11 of whom
ire still living, tho eldest being past
W years of nge.
Thk report of Pnymuster-Genornl
Man ton. mado public on tho 10th,
dated that the cost of the United
stntes uriny for tho Inst year wus 310,
074.48b. A I'Aim of men wont to tho Jail at
I'armvllle, Va , and attempted to lynch
lilistin Johnson, charged with high
Any robbery. Tho prisoner was badly
The stable of Mrs. W. K. D. Stokes
near Lexington, Ky., wns destroyed by
lire nnd Josle R, the world's record
pacing mare, and six other vuluublo
horses woro burned.
Somk children neur Greenville, Va.,
played with some matches in a barn
and sot It on lire. When tho barn was
burned down the remains of two chil
dren were found so badly burned that
they hud to be handled In shovels.
MlMS Coi.i.ikii, a no.:ro, was arrested
for an attempted assault on a white
woman near Stcenston, Miss., nnd u
crowd of 100 masked men took htm
nvsay from tho officers nud lynched
Thn most hideous-looking human bo
iug that has ever beon scon In Oer
many is llarbara itlattncr, a young
woman of 17, who lately applied to tho
llcrlln city hospital for treatment Shu
was found to bo rcmurkably free from
organic disease, but her skin wns liter
ally covered with warts, ihei physicians
who examined her estimating tho totnl
number on her body at not less than
Tho Shcnts laws of Florida, that
mado the teaching of mixed classes of
white nnd colored pupils un otfenio
punishable by imprisonment, havo
been declared unconstitutional and
TILL thy winds. O
let thctr angry
G'.ie us Sabbath o'er
theett), hush thr
temrxst on the
With the iroldf n shtf of autumn Hfted In
Its Ftalwart hands.
At the threshold of the winter, lo. a srate
ful nation stands'
Up the j ear's long palh of Wesslncs. heed
less, thankless, tie have trod
Uut. to-day, the people s altar sends Its ln
ctnse up to God.
P.lnc aloud, in spire and turret In sour
windy prison cells
Itl.iK the morning In with anthem's o.
Thanksgiving. O e bells!
Gather, O e people, gather, where the
ruddy hearths are bright.
And the shades of care and sorrow vanish
backward from the light!
I.LiL anew the charmed circle of the house
hold s broken chain,
Let the land be full of worship, and the
heart of lose, again.
Homeward to the festal service call tho
wandering child that roams;
For to-day tho nation s altars are Its fire
side and Its homes.
Moon by moon the jear has circled, and
before us Is unrolled
All the season s perfect drama, as In count
less ears of old.
In the valley ssnK the snowdrift, and the
snowdrop sprang anew.
And anon earth woke In flowers from a
summer dream of dew.
Winter, spring nnd summer failed not, and
she drnnk the light and rain,
Till the sunlit hen v en Ia mirrored In her
waving fields of grain.
O'er tho wae the white-winged vessels
came, as went the ships of Oreece
Happy Argonauts, returning with the prai
ries' golden fleece.
O'er thu land the song of labor. In the work
shop and the field.
Forth, from ocean unto ocean. In a choral
save has sealed.
Therefore, wake, Irr all jour turrets In
your windy prison cells
Ring tho morning In with anthems of
Thanksgiving, O jo bells!
David Urav, In Christian Work.
f s-r t&i$rfi Aun
ty Morton, us
her, had returned
from the after
meeting, and had
thing for the
night, and now snt
before a brightblazing lire in herovvu lit
tle parlor. Her thouglitshndgoneoutnn
many errands of kindness ns she s.U
there in the f'.mdowy twilight. Noth
ing unusual far her, however, for her
life was n living epistle that could be
read of nil men, It vv ns so humble, quit t,
holy, Christ-like She loved to sit thus
in the twilight nnd plan her little love
crrnnds, and think how tunny poor
would be likely lo need her porridge the
next dny, how ninny little shivering
children she would meet nnd relieve, or
what deed of kindness she could do to
bring sinners Into the better wny. For
Aunty Morton hnd grown wise in her
Intercourse with the world. She hnd
found thnt whatever the difficulty of
understanding words, deeds nre nlmost
nlvvnjs Intelligible, and she revealed
her soul In Inarticulate speech as nn
cprncst, pure and truthful life. This
wns n language which the profoundest
ndmircd nnd the simplest could nppre
cintc. Her pastor's most elaborate dis
course on (.nnctilktition proved tame
nnd Ineffective in comparison with 'he
eloquence of this woman's humble and
holy wnlk with God.
Miny wore Aunty Morton's thoughts
on the evening we introduce her to the
rendei The minister hnd given notice
thnt In two weeks would Do Thanks
giving service. She wondeii'd why peo
ple should hnve to he reminded to give
ilinuks. Her life was one continual
toiig of thanksgiving. It would have
been In accordance with her Iden of
many things If tho president nnd gov
ernors should sny In the beginning of
each jenr: "Let the present be n jmr
of continual thnnksgivlng. Inasmuch ns
tho bountiful blessing of basket und
More is not given nu withdrawn in a
Then the minister had made n re
quest that all his parishioners should
come to church thnt day, especially
those who were sometimes remiss In
their attendance, nnd he, with the
Lord's h"lp, would endeavor to hand
forth convenient food for them. There
wns one thing the minister said that
teemed to hnve n significance for her,
nnd she dwelt long upon It In thought:
"There nre ninny life triors thnt enn be
more easily righted, more lnsting rec-
nuciiintions nuuic nt this time of cele
brating mercies than nt nny other;
perhups cnused by the hallowed nssocl
utloiis that cluster nro und the riav.
Tlicn let each of us look well about us
nnd see If we cannot do something to
make the world better."
Now, Aunty Morton hnd been think
ing nbout Fnrmer Grunvillc, a nelgn
lor, who, because his daughter would
not mnrry the man he Intended she
should, nud did mnrry the uinn he in
tended sIiq should not, hnd In un angrv
moment forbidden her to come again
under his loof, und also refused her
nuy communication whatever with her
mother nnd sister. Fnrmer Grunvillc
was naturally a kind man, nnd when
the piiroxyuin of anger had subsided tit
would hnve been glud had he not said
nny such thing, but his pride kept him
from recalling his daughter und nc
Know lodging her husband as n son.
Thus things had gone on, and It had
now been six j ears since Dr. Wellmun,
his son-In-lnw, had made himself n rep
utation, und his line of practice wus be
coming broader each succeeding jenr,
while Judge Penrose, tho man he would
like to hnve hnd for n son-in-lnw, wns
n mnn of intemperate habits, and bid
fair to come out at the end of life with
less mouey than he started in with.
Aa to Fanner Granville's family, It
scarce seemed like the same family at
all. Mrs. Granville had dispensed with
ioiue of her domestics, nnd hnd taken to
nctlvo Inbor, thereby hoping to find an
nntldoto for her troubles. Sbo went
to quietly nbout her self-imposed tnskr
thnt It really seemed pnluful to wit
nesH. Fanner Qrnnville was snappish
und cross, until tho past year a marked
change liad conic oter hlui, a&d ho
4. tt mm?
Lf fl A U u
seemed more tender. Terhapa, because
his beautiful and patient little w Ife ap
peared to be going into a decline, and
the fear he tnight loe her had taken
hold of his mind with a softening Influ
ence. The soungest daughter, Kntit,
who was but 12 jears old at the time
of her sister's roar-luge, tried to en
courage her mother and quiet her f -ther,
and went to Aunty Morton to pour
out her young heart's sorrow into htr
"It Is all safe in God's keeping, dear
child, nnd things will grow better un
der His care. In His own and therefore
the best time," she hod said again nnd
again to Katie.
And now she believed this wns the
Lord's time, nnd knowing that He ever
uses instruments to accomplish nis pur
pose, she believed He would make her
an instrument to bring about a recon
ciliation between this father anil
daughter. She clasped her hands in
prnjer and snid: "Lord, help me," and
felt ns sure He would do so, as the little
child who goes to Its earthly parent
She tapped n little cnll-bell, nnd hrr
one womnn servnnt brought In n light.
"Hand me my writing-desk, Mnr.v.
There, thntisnll I wnnt to-night. Thank
jou, nnd the servnnt withdrew.
She w rote n letter nnd addressed it. It
wns to Mrs. Dr. Wcllman, asking her to
come with her two little children
ns soon ns possible and stay un
til after IlinnkFgiving dny with
her. She also wanted the doctor to
come on that day, too, and earlier. If
he thought it prudent to leave his pa
tients, he would know best. Having
thus nrrnnged things to her own sat
isfaction, she drew forth her Iliblc and
lend agnin the precious promises thnt
hnd so long fortified her for n life of
faith nnd works, nfter which she knei',
down nnd committed nil to the Lord
Then, retiring to rest, she slept as
Roundly ns nn infant might in its lov
ing mother's urtni.
With the early morning's dawn Jin,
Morton arose nnd felt refreshed. Al
though several jenrs before, the grnve
had claimed the loved husband of her
jouth nnd her two beautiful children,
jet she felt that buta little while at the
longest and she would be with them, to
know no more parting.
Quite early she posted her letter, and
n her wny home called In at Farmer
Grnnvillc't.; for now having undertaken
the work of reconciliation, she bent
every thought und purpose of her heart
to accomplish it. The fiunilv were dis
cussing the merits of the breakfast
table, nnd Aunty Morton, nlvvnvs n wel
come guest, was ushered directly into
their presence. They were ulo dis
cussing the approaching Thanksgiving
dinner which hnd been celebrated from
timeiminemoriiil at the Granville home
stead. Mrs. Granville wns urging its
discontinuance the present jenr on ac
count of her health having failed so
signally ns to render her unable to
superintend the necessary prepara
tions. Farmer Granville wns unwilling
to forsake the old-time custom even
for one v. ear, nnd now that Mrs. Mor
ton hnd come In the Idea at once nre-
Ecntetl itbeir to secure her services to
All his wifes pluce in which the dear
FARMER GRANVILLE TOOK
soul cheerfully acquiesced, not doubt
ing but thnt this was nn opening for her
in the prosecution of her plan of iciou
filiation. There was much work to be done; for
out-of-the-wav niches were to be con
verted Into bedrooms, and blanket
closets were to be looked through and
renovated, and the pantry and ltuder
to be icplenlshed, all of which Aunty
Morton entered into with spirit and
Impressment. Several hours each d.iv.
this task of love wns performed. Her
assistance was timely und her presence
nn Inspiration, for it was a noticeable
fnct that ns the day closely approached.
Mrs. Granville became more invalided,
perhaps caused by the knowledge that
one of her darlings would be excluded
from the circle of uncles, mints, cous
ins, brothers, sisters, children nnd
grandchildren that usually usscmbled
to celebrnte this day of mercies.
After n few dnj s, vv hen Aunty Morton
came to facilitate the arrangements,
she brought with her the brightest
and denrest little boy the Granville
family ever snvv. Kutle hugged and
kissed him to her heart's content. Mrs.
Granville drew him to her lieai t with u
thrill of pleasure, and Farmer Gran
ville exhibited nn interest in him quite
unnccountnblc to himself nnd uxtound
Ing to eyewitnesses. She told them In
explanation thnt lie wns the child of n
friend of hers who hnd come to spend
several dajs with her, but Insisted that
she should continue to assist Mrs. Gran
v Hie ns planned before her nrrivni. She
continued to bring the little boy each
day nnd his coming was lopked for
ward to by nil with great pleasure.
Fnrmer Granville having the most
leisure of anyone devoted much of It
to the child's entertainment. They hnd
so many plajs In common that It wus
difficult to tell whlchotthetvvocnjojed
them most The little boy rodo fear
lessly on his shoulder nbout the room,
nnd 'to market" on his foot, until lie
was wild with delight. One day he
crept onto his lap, and paselng his little
dimpled fingers through the long grayish-looking
bsnrd, exclaimed: "i'ou
look like my grandpapa."
"Do ir said Farmer Granville; "of
courte you love j our grandpapa. Wnre
does he live?"
"I don't know," said the child, hut J
love yon better than 1 do Franklec
grandfather, for he enn't ride me on his
foot or on his shoulder, or give mc ap
ples to est, either."
"An invalid, no doubt," thought
Fanner Granville, but he felt flattered
nevertheless. He hnd not the remotest
Idea that ho was talking to his grand
child, nnd that the "grandpapa'the lit
tle boy referred to was a picture of
himself Inclosed In n case, carefully pi e
served by his discarded daughter, so he
"Well, I will be j our grandpapa while
jou stny, nnd rldejou on my foot every
day, and on the pony, too, to-morrow, if
"This is Frankle's grnndpipn," tRid
the little boy. Just us his mother hnd
always snld to him when she showed
him the picture; nnd he ran his flngsrs
more vigorously through the long,
thick beard, nnd passed them lovingly
through the wrinkles nbout the ejes
Things were progressing Just as
Auntj Morton wished, so the next dny
she brought the baby over, a sweet,
curl) -headed little girl of two jenrs.
The baby was a double joy in the Gran
ville family, nnd when she kif-ed
"dranpnpa" after Frankle's prompting,
the pride and gratification of Farmer
Granville was without limit, who in re
turn tosed her toward the ceiling, nnd
allowed her to pull his whiskers nnd
cover his eyes to play"bopeep"asinuh
ns she liked.
Thankt giving was drawing so near,
and the worry of hope deferred workpd
Mrs. Dr. Wcllman into a severe head
ache, which lasted over the following
day. So recommending her to Ucryt
quiet, nnd giving many Instructions to
her servant, Mrs. Morton took the two
children with her to complete the ar
rangements for her neighbor's Thanks
giving fc ist, where they were agnir. In
stalled "chief In state and power." ,
As shr wns about to take her depart
ure for home, while making the chil
dren ready, Farmer Granville nshrd
her to bnng the mother to see them,
"She must be almost an angel to have
such lovely children."
"Thnnk you; no doubt she will be
pleased to come," Mrs. Morton repllfd.
"1 will huve some things nt home to nt
tend to to-morrow, being the day beicre
Thanksgiving, but we will be out walk
ing in the nfternoon und w ill call on our
True to her promise, Mrs. Morton
called in the next dny nt Fnrmer Gran
ville's with the children and their
mother. The render, no doubt, nntle
ipatcs the result. Fnrmer Grnnvlllo
took his daughter In hjs nrms nnd
pressed her to his heart, weeping like a
child. Indeed, there were no dry ejes
among them, but all seemed to rally
sooner than he.
It is needless to sny that Aunty Mor
ton lost her v isitors, for not n step w ere
they allowed to depart from the rn-
ternal roof. And when Dr. Wellmnn
nrrhed In response to .Mis. Mot ton's In
III8 DAUGHTER IN HIS ARMS.
vitatioti, to help eut the conventional
Thanksgiving tin key with her, he
found the invitation transferred to the
Granville homestend, where there were
more heartfelt rpjolclngs than hnd been
known for the lubt six jears. And no
one wns hnpplei thnn Aunty Morton ns
she snvv with vvhnt pride Fnrmer Gran
ville introduced his children nnd grand
children to the assembled guests, and us
the festivities ended she joined in sing
ing that grand old hymn:
"Praise to Qod, immortal praise.
Tor the love that crowns our days,"
adding to herself:
"1 he minister was right, and this
life-error Is nt Inst righted." K. Ellen
Cherry, in Good Housekeeping.
THIS DAY AITi:it
"I can't offer vou anything," sild
the kind-henrted lady, "but some corned
beef nnd cabbage."
"Madam," replied Meandering Mike.
"it 'lid be my solvation. Fvo walked
four miles trjln to find n house where
they'd offer me somelhin' besides dark
meat nn' wish-bones." Wathimrton
Ears, nosa are more or less affected by catarrh,
which Is cacscd by Impure blood. Cure catarrh
by purifying the blood. Remember
If the bestIn fact the One True Hlood Purifier
Hnnrl'c Pi lie re tasteless, mild, effec
HOUUSrillStira AUdrugglsts. 2Sc
A TEW FACTS.
There arc In the United States 40,000
At tho first of tho j ear tho armies ot
the world numbered 4,500,000 men.
In the 24 books thnt Dickens wroto
there were 1,425 characters.
If London streets were putend to end
they would reach to St. Petersburg.
The greatest length of England anil
Fcotland north and south, Is about
The largest theatrical building is the
Grand opera of ParLs. which coven
The biggest bug in the world lives In
Venezuela, Is called the elcphnnt beetle
und weighs half a pound.
The growth of nulls on the left luind
requires eight or ten dnjs longer thar
those on the right.
Artificial arms and legs were used ir
Fgypt as early ns 700 D. C. Thcv. vv ere
made by the priests, who were thephy
siclans nt those times.
More ces must be damaged or loll
than people suppose, for 2.000.000 glass
ejes are manufactured yearly in Ger
many and Switzerland.
The deepest gold mine in the world li
at Eurekn, Cnl., und is 2,200 feet deep.
The deepest silver mine is nt Caruov
City nnd hns n depth of 3,300 feet.
Arrangements for the training ol
British infnntry next winter are to be
on a more elaborate scale than usual,
und especial prominence Is to be given
to long-distance mnrchlng.
Compenntlon enn now be obtained
in France by the victims of judicial er
rors. The Versailles magistrate hnvo
given a man wrongly sent to prison for
14 dayB an indemnity of $C0.
The refusal of the French gov crnment
officers to accept foreign copper coin
hns caused trouble nt Marseilles, where
3,000 tradesmen met and decided to peti
tion the government to grant a delay.
The German miners nre, in the opinion
of the Ilerlin Ilclclisanzclgcr, nmong the
best paid In the world, their income
ranging from $225 to $300 n year, with
gifts of land and life insurance ndded.
Germany hns more periodical publl
cations nbout 0,000 than nny othci
Curopcnn country. Erglund bus 3,200
France, 3,000; Italy. 1,400; Austrin-nun-gary,
1,300. The total number in Eu
rope is about 25,000.
PEOPLE OF THE WORLD.
Adellna Pattl has been given the frcc
jom of the town of Brecon In Wales be
:ause of her benefactions to her neigh
bors. Jcnn de Monstlcrs, Marquis deMerin
rllie, who lion just married Miss Gwen
dolen Caldwell, the Washington heiress,
s the head of a distinguished French
family that owns an estate In Limousin
ivhich hns Dot changed hands since the
Melton Prior, the famous English
war artist, lias been through 14 cam
paigns und has been wounded eight
limes. Three times his name hns up
seared in the list of those killed in bat
tle. His duties hnve taken him nil over
the world nnd he has attended nearly
jvery rojal wedding that hns occurred
luring the last 25 j cars.
One of the richest men In Mexico is
Maximilian Dnmm, a Gcrmnn by birth,
ivho began life in Mexico as a clcik.
Finally he went Into business for him
self nnd while n wny on n visit to Ger
many his manager, whom lie had left
in charge of h's Mexican niTairs, took
in vv hat vv ns supposed to lie a w orthlcso
mine for a bad debt. The mine now
pavs an annual Income of $700.000.
SncncT Socictii's "My pa's nn odd lol
low," boasted n little uov. "My pa's a
freemason," tcpllcd the other, "air that's
higher, for tho hod follows wait on
masons '. 'Tit-lilts.
Got I.nr "Is tliero a liall.rnnm In flit.
hotelt" Gsdser "Yes, Bir; dovvustuirs to
tlio loft: otilv wogcuurolh call It tho bur In
this pai t of the conn try," ftoxbury Gazette.
Ulcus "Aro vou fond of children!'
Wicks 'Immodora'olv A houso Is fo rest
ful after the llttlo dears havo becu put to
bed "Boston Tiauscript.
Xith a better understanding of the
' V transient naturo of tho many phys
ical ills, which vanish before proper ef
forts gentle efforts pleasant efforts
rightly directed. There is comfort in
the knowledge, that so many forms of
sickness are not duo to any actual dis
ease, but simply to a constipated condi
tion of the system, which the pleasant
family laxative, Syrup of Figs, prompt
ly removes. That Is why it is tho only
remedy with millions of families, and is
everywhere esteemed so highly by all
who valuo good health. Its beneficial
effects are due to the fact, that it is the
one remedy which promotes internal
cleanliness without debilitating tho
organs on which it acts. It is therefore
all important, In order to got itB bene
ficial offects, to note when you pur
chase, that you have tho genuine arti
cle, which Is manufactured by the Cali
fornia Fig Syrup Co. only and sold by
all roputuble druggists.
If in tho enjoyment of good health,
and the system Is regular, laxatives or
other remedies are then not needed. If
nftllctcd with any actual disease, ono
may bo commended to tho most skillful
physicians, but it in need of a laxative,
ono sh child liaro tho best, and with tho
well-informed everywhere, Syrup oi
Figsetnnds highest and Is most lurgely
Csednndglveamost general satisfactions