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T R - E E L E I I O -W I N B O O S . 1. U N 21 ;. 1 8 .-E T B I H D 1
There is a bird a plain, brown bird,
That dwells In. lands afar,
Whose wild, delieious song is heard,
With evening's first white star.
When dewy-fresh and still, the night
Sto:'ls to the waiting world,
And the new moon glitters silver bright,
And the fluttering winds are furled.
When the balm of summer 18 in the air,
And the deep rose breathes of musk,
, And there comes a waft of blossoms fair
Through the enchanted dusk.
Then breaks the silence a heavenly strain,
And thrills the quiet night
With a rich and wondorful refrain,
A rapture of delight.
All listeners that rare music hail,
All whisper softly: "Harkl
It is the matchless nightingale,
Sweet-singing In the (lark."
He has no pride of feathers Ilre,
Unconscious, too, is he
That welcomed as a thing divine
Is his clear nlinstrelsy.
But from the fullness of his heart
His happy carol pours;
Beyond all praise, above all art,
ils song to heaven soars.
And through the whole wide world his
Is sounded far and near;
Men love to speak his very name;
That brown bird is so dear,
IBY TIIE MIDNIGIHT TRAIN.
There was a tiny circular garden,
filled to overflowing with pansies, ge
raiuns and roses; a house which look
ed like a magnificent pepper box, coim
pletely hidden from view by masses of
hop vines, honeysuckles, and the red
blossoms of some flower beans. The
noon suni poured its-hot beams over
everything, making the dusty leaves
sparkle as if some benevolent fairy had
powdered them with dianlond dust.
In contrast to the outside heat and
glare, Ruy I3lasnont sauntering along
the shaded piazza in his spotless white
linen suit, seemed a perfect miracle of
coolness. IIe was a slim, hanidsonme
man, about thirty, with regular feat
ures and a light olive complexion. l is
hair and the small black moustache lie
wore vie(t with his eyes in intense black
ness. Such eyes! they spoke when their
owner's eyes were silent, and expressed
whatever he intended.
IIe puffed lazily at a cigar, and taking
his stand where the shade fell dark,
looked out on the sun-beaten road.
"Parbleau!"l he muttered. "What
care I for heat? lIeat is ny element.
It Is well-for doubtless I'll have enough
of it some day." And lie laughed sar
donically. "I think I'd rather enjoy a
war with his Satanic Maj ' ." Ie.
paused an' iiistanl; i'Ah, ferd" he
comes-the young farmer. What brings
him at this hour?"
A young wan had just roumded the
corner of the nearest house, and was
coming toward the Blasmont garden.
A stalwart, brown-faced man with a
frank, open look. lie nodded slightly
to 1Buy Bllasmont, and said:
"Is Miss Bose at honme?"
"Mademoiselle Blasmont is not at
home," her brother answered, slightly
raising his eyebrows and playing with
his moustache, to show the large dia
mond ring that glittered' on his right
John Brightly hesitated. IIe (lid not
believe Buy Blasmont's assertion. lie
distrusted him too greatly to credit any
thing lie might say; lesides, he (lid not
feel inclined to retrace his way through
the hot fields without accomplishing the
end for which he had conic.
Iis hesitation did not last long. A
petite figure, clothed in sonio airy fabric
of pink and vhiite, caine hastily through
the French windowv. It was Rtose lilas
"Oh, Mr. Brightly!'' she exclaimed
smiling and olfering her hand. "
thought L heard your voice."
"'I und(erstand( from what yc ir bro
ther said that you were not at home."
"Wy lie knew"--she began, but
sh.e hadl too much tact to continue.
"1 meant,'' saidl Ruy Bilasmonit, wvith
ani inisohent glanice at John B3riglutly,
"that my sister might not be att home to
John Brightly's face flushed, but lie
took no other inotice of the insult, for
Rose laidl a hand on his arm, and whis
"Poor Ruy isn't well, iIe is-what
do you Americans call it?"
"Inisolent," Jdhn Birightly could not
"Oh, no, 1i, no. Only a little vexed
-ross. - ome into the plfilor. It, is
much cooler there. 'Que yout eles
bon! Ces loeurs son miagnifiquesl' '' she
exclaimed, catching sight of the large
clusters of wvater-Jiiies that 'Brightly
carried in his hand.
'"You forgot that I dlon't understand
.French," hie said, smiling for the first,
time, as lie followed her into the parlor.
"Ah, ouil What a p)itylI lit I am so
thankful to you. I must sing at Mrs.
*Moreland's garden p)arty to-night, andl
those are the veritable flowers 1 love
most to wear."
"You toldl me so last evening,"
"And therefore you wvalked through
the hot sun to bring them;n .1Iow good
you are I"
"It is not such a sacrifice. T1hils is
my dinmner hour you know. We far
mers are extremely busy just at present,
so I snatched suflcient time to pay you
"Then you willl lunch with us. Ex
Scuse me for one instant, amid 1 wvill pre
* "No, I wish to speak to you.,"
* "Strawberries and cream I Can you
resist the temptation?" she said, laugh
* ing, and trying to escape.,. "Jesides,
you never tried my sponge cake.".
"Rose,'" lie said, gravely, "give me a
* few inmomns. I have sonmthing to say
R uy Blasmont dreW near' the -win.
dow. and arranged himself in a comn
fortable position for hearing all that
might be said.
Rose resumed her seat, her eyes east
dowvn and the color varying In her face,
"I have a question to ask yon, Rose.
WYill you be iny wife?"
Ruy whispered through the lae cur
talna iilant "nio,''
fooheai'd thme word and turned palo.
~bher, her brother's will was laty.
"I don't know," she faltered. "I
cannot yet tell."
The eager look on the young farmers
face gave way to deep disappointment.
"I have been abrupt, but I thought
that perhaps my actions have given you
reason to expect that I might ask this
Rose was silent.
"You think I am too impatient. I
have waited a long time for this oppor
tunity, and it may be my last chance
for months. I start for Now York by
the midnight trait."
Rose gathered up all her courage.
"Yes, John, I promise. I will be
your wife-whenever you choose.
Ruy Blasmnont angrily overturned
the rustic chair on wichli he had been
sitting, and entered through the win
"Alh mes amis," he said, coolly smil.
ing, "I have been an involuntary list'
ener to your conversation, and pardon
me if I interrupt it, to correct a slight
mistake. Monsieur Brightly, the young
lady who has this instant promised to
marry you is already pledged to an
other-the rich proprietor, Monsieur
John Brightly looked inquiringly at
Rose. Rose seemed 'astonished-and
then her color lnightened, and she cried
"It is false!"
"It is true. I have pronised Monl
sieur Wills that you shall become his
wife withii the year."
"You?'' exclaimed Rose, with a ges
ture of utter scorn.
''By what right'?" demanded Bright
"By my right as the young lady's
guardian and only relation."
"I deny that any such right exists,"
cried the young farmer, passionately.
"Take care Ruy Blasmnont-take care.
If you attempt to force your sister
uow mly promised wife-into a marriage
with another, I will disclose that which
will place you where your interference
will be useless."
"Indeed!" sneered 13lasmont: but his
"Goodbye, Rose," said Brightly.
"Be true to me. I will return as soon
as I can. As for you, sir," he contin
ned, looking at Blasmont, "I advise
you not to try to coerce Miss Blasmnont.
N o doubt you read the papers. There
has been a new forgery. Good-(lay."
And with another good-byq tot Rose,
he left the room and walked down the
Ruy Blasmont went to his room,
murmuring imprecations In an under
tone. Rose sat down inl the parlor,lost
The Blasmonts, brother and sister,
had .ene fc rov-4.puao alout.-tw4m"umr
previously, and taken the small cottage
not far from Moorland.
Rose taught French and music in the
neighboring families and in one or two
boa.rding schools in town. She had
made herself ageneral favorite; her mu
sical education had been thorough, and
her services were in demand and well
remunerated. She was a pretty, true
hearted little lady, who did her duty,
and tried to make every one around her
happy. She regarded her brother as a
hero. le was her ideal. For him she
would have worked until site died; and
he would probably have mlade nlo objec
tion. People wondered where his fast
horses and champagne suppers came
from. From his sister's earnings, per
haps. Some of them, but not all. Ho
had no visible ieanls of support. Moor
land people hoped that Rose would get
married soon, if it were only to rid hel
self of that seailp, her brother.
Ruy Blasnont had been cast on the
wvorl by tihe death of his parentts, when
very y'ountg. While lie dissipated his
fortunle in Pauris, his sister had remain
ed in her conivenit. One day he founid
himnself p)eniless~5. IIe nleedecd somebo
dly to supp)ort hitm. Hie accordingly
withdrew -Rose frotm the convent, and1(
the two started for thte United States.
Rose could see nto flaw int the charac
ter of her immnaculate Ruty, until site
met John B3rightly. CJomparing the
tw~o meni she was forced to acknowledge
that her brother was not perfeci. That
he was selfish antd insincere she had d (is
covered, but that lhe was so utt erly base
as to sell her to old Mr. Wills, whose
offer of marriage RLuy knew that site
htad onice refused, shte could scarcely lie
liove. Antd yet ho haid adittedC( it htim
self? Hot tears droppled frotm her eyes
as she thought of it.
Stooping to p)ick upi the water lilies
which htad fallent from her hap, shte no
ticed an open1 paper oni the floor. Half
idly, site picked it upi and1( read the words:
writteni on it:
"DiEAR SintL-T'1he man who forged
your niame to a check for otto thtousandI
dollars has been tracedl. He is a neigh
bor of yours-Ruiy Bilasmuont. 'Te
proof is certain. 'If you desire to have
the matter hushted up, come to New
York at once. If you don't come, I
will have him arrested without (dehay.
"To John B.righitly, Rsq."
Scarcely knowing what she was do-.
ing, Rose turnled the note in her hanutd.
On ihe back she saw written in lead
"Telegraphed to ilchards--Dont'
proceed. Will start for Newv York by
the mninghit tralin. J. B."
Rose Blasnmont paced the room, pale
and tearless. She remembered how
this note camne there. Thte stems of
thme water lilies were wet when John
Brightly' brought them it. lie had
pitled out his handkerchief to dry them
and Rose recollected that a scrap o
paper, as she thought, had fallen to the
"lie shall not impoverish himself for
my sake," site said passiontely. "Hie
Is poor a'lready. I know it. I will pre
vent this sacrifice, even though I hand
Ruy over to the law. I will pay him
every cent yes!" And taking a small
book from her pocket, site rani -her eye
down a columin of figures. "Yes-there
is something. I can pay John Brightly
a part of this money my brother has
stolen."' A shiver ran through her as
she spoke the word atolen. "I have
my mother's jewels wvhich uy so often
wanted me to pawn, and three hundred
dollars. my savings, that romised
luy on his fete day. Yes I will pay
him every sou. le shall not remain
poor, even one day, for my sake. I
will take the jewels to-night by the
midnight train to New York, and on
the morrow I will meet John Brightly
with the whole sum.''
Rose was thoroughly aroused. She
was naturally high spirited and proud,
although those qualities were seldom
shown in herordinary life. The knowl
edge of her brother's baseness, was
probably the bitterest experience that
could have come to her. She felt the
hope of becoming John Brightly's wife
must be given up. She would not take
to him a tarnished name.
She hastily wrote a note to Mrs.
Moreland, by whom she had been en
gaged to sing that evening, and excused
herself. Then she went up to her room
and did not reappear until in the dark
neis she sttle to the railroad station.
Hose was Is impatient ats she was imt
pulsive. The few minutes of waitiig
in the railroad illice seemed as many
hour's to her. With the knowledge of
her brother's crime weighing on her
heart, action seemed the only thing
that could give her relief. At last the
midnight traii started. Just as the
last car left the station, John Brightly
appeared rinning at full speed. The
locomotive weitt on; he was left behind.
lie had spent all tlheeveiig in attempt
ing a letter for Hose. So absorbed had
he been in his task, that he had not no
ticed the iight of tiue, and bence hiis
'1'lTe next train vould he in at 4:30.
The farm was at least four miles from
the station, so John Brightly concluded
that lie might as well remiain where he
was. Ite eiterel the little olllce, which
at preselt was occupied by a dimly
burning oil lamp and a sleepy employe,
and gave himiiself up to thought. lie
looked back on the years of long strugg
ling lie had passed, in the endeavor to
buy that farm upon the hill; and when
his object was almost. attained-wlhein
the last instalment of the purchase
money was to be paid to the ownter
tuy 1Basmnont had to step inl, and, by
a few strokes of his peni, swept it all
away. It was very hard. "And yet
she shall never know it,'' he thougut.
"1 will save her from disgrace, if it
costs all I have."
All that afternoon Ruy B3lasnont re
mained in his room. lie wanted money,
and a large amiotuit, too. The only
means to obtain it would be to marry
Rose to a rich man. Old, pompous
Mr. Willis, the wealthy man of Moor
land, was the person he had.selected
for Rose's husband. Rose had rejected
lii once, and then he applied to Ruy.
Ruy had promised for Rose never im
'agintng tnat lit3 S1stot' -Woidt ~ltt 4263
pose his all-powerful will.
Ruy ilasnont has totund that Rose
had a will of her own. Brightly was in
the way. Brightly, doubtless, knew
more about the forgery than was agree
able for the forger. Brightly was a
dangerotts person. 3rightly would
leave Moorland by the midnight train..
Parbleu I What can one do with a dan
gerous person? Ruy Blasmont sho0ed
his white teeth, and closed his eyes as
if he were afraid that they would tell
the evil thought showing through theiim.
He was not aware that Rose had left
Shortly before midniglht he stood on
the side of a steep emrbaukmtent, on the
railroad, about two miles from Moor
hand. His hands were torn and bleed
ing. He had just succeeded in rolling
a huge rock on the track. On either
side of the embankm ent was a narrow
path. Fitly feet below on one side was
the river; on tile other were rrgged1
masses of clay and rocks. Ruinig
allonig the emnbankmenit unitil he reached
the hield to the north of it, lie crouched
between thme fenice amid the trunk of a
wvillow tree, and wvaited the cominig of
"lParbheu" h' le mnutteredl "Monsieur
le (liable will thiank me for tIle cargo
I'll send him to-night. Bahil they'll
die sometinme all the same.'' And, lie
sh ruggcd .his sh oulIders.
'The light of the locomiotive grows
larger and larger. In another moment
thme traini will be on thme embankment.
1t passes the lieldi at lightning-like
speed. T1hie moon is at its full. TIhe
engineer 1periceives the obstruction; but
too late. The locomotive strikes it,
leap)s back, cr'ushinig inl the nlearest car,
and1( plunginig dlown time embanikmenit.
T1here are shrieks and groans from imuen
and1( womnen, andl eru.shinig timber. Th'le
locomotive, followed by the train,
plunmges in aimong the clay and rocks.
At last it falls over on1 its sidle, and all
whol are alhive pour from thme cars. There
are many wvounaded and many dead; but
Ruy illasmionit does not see Johnm
Brighutly. lie sees another, however,
and that is his sister Rose. With her
pale, still face upturned, she lies among
Onie rocks, near tihe dismantled locoio
tive, the light from its reflector forming
a 11a1o ar'oundl her.
ILuy lhasmiont kneels by her side.
hlis lace bjeconmes r'igid1.
"A mistake," lie says, cooly taking a
revolver from the breast-pocket of ins
coat. "I1'vb killed tIhe wrong one. This
time I will be sure."
IIe p)oInts the ptistol at his own head
and fires. Tme ball passes through his
head and lie f'alls back a corpse.
* * * * *
The newvs of the disa.ster travelled
quickly to Moorland. .Johmn Brightly
was tihe first to reach time spot. lie
exertedh himself nobly, teniderly caring
for the wounmded, amid reverently remov
ig time (dead. A.pproacing tihe spot
where thme locomotive lay, in search of
more unfortpmates, lhe received an im
pressiomn of horror that mnever left him
until hIs dyiing daf. Ie saw Rose
Bllasmuont. iIe staggeredl anid alnost
fell. . Roe"hgsp.
"Johini" she erled: joyfully op)ening
her eyes, "Where am .1? Is It really you
John? 'Iheni I am11 safe!"
She waus safe and unihiurt. She had1(
In a (lark chunp of cypress trees, near'
the Birighitly farm, theme Is a marble
slab. It bears time name-"Ruy Bias
mont." Mr. and Mrs. Brmightly have
forgiven hIm. The rememuran~ce of
his terrible cr ime is' the only cloud hut
tile sunlight of their happiness,
Robin Hood anu the Boggar.
Robin Hood 11e day, ineta strange
looking beggar In the road. The follow
was covered with many thicknesses of
rags, in fact, his cloak was so patched
and ropatched that, in its thinnest part,
it was more than twenty-fold Ills hat
was really three hats put together so as
to form one heavy eovering for his head.
Ile carried a sack of meal swinging from
his neck by a leather strap, fastened by
a strong buckle.
It was near niglit-fall when Robin
stepped out of the Woods, and called to
the beggar to stop a'd h:Alk awhile with
him. But the clou llio . (atid -.w
hood to his words, a1d walked right ou
as if he had not lieai.
"Stop whenL Ispeatk to you!" cried
Robin, growing angry.
"I won't (o it," responded the beggar,
quite boldly. "It is some distaLnce to
wlhore I lodge, and I don't care t(i miss
"Lend me somle money." jeeringly
cried Robin. "[ tiiust have supper,
'1've io llnoneoy for you," responded
the beggar, gruilly. "You are as young
as I, and you seem lazy and good-for
nothing. If you wait for your supper
till I give you money to buy it, you'll
be apt to fast the rest of the year!"
''his last speech mluade Robin very anl
"If you have but one farthing," he
exclaimed, "I'll take it from you. So
you may as well lay aside your ragged
old cloak and offer no further resistance.
Untie your sack, and let ie see what,
is in it, and, if you make anly noise, I
will see what elfect a broad-headed
arrow cim have on a beggar's hide!"
But the beggar only grinned at the
outlaw, and very quietly said:
"You'd better let me alone. I'm
not afraid of your bent stick and little
pointed shafts, which are only lit for
pudding-skewers, If you offer me any
harm, I'll baste you till you'll be glad
to let mlle go."
iRobin at once flew into ia towering
passionl, and bent his bow to shoot the
beggar; but, before lie could draw an
arrow, the clouted tramp struck at him
with his oak staff and knocked his bow
into splinters. Robin drew his sword;
but, before he could use it, the beggar
struck his sword hand, disabling it, and
knocking the weaLpol away. Poor
Robin was in a bad fix. The sturdy
vagrant now fell upon him, all defunse
less as lie was, and belabored him might
ily. IIe basted ins head, his shoulders,
his back, his legs, till at last Robin fell
"0 fiel stand ill), man!. Don't lie
down to sleep. this time o' dayl Wait
Ltirc: vouat lmy_mrru umal ?t ,.. Os to
your tavern and be Merry I" shouted the
beggar, in derision;"imftd thinking Robin
was dead, li trudged on his way, not
caring a whit for what he had done.
Shortly after, Little John, Muei, and
Scathelock came upl to where Robin lay.
lie was moaninu and writhing, the
blood flowiig freely from his head.
They poured cold water on his face.
chafed his hands, and finally restored
him to consciousness.
"Ah!'' he exclaimed with a deep sigh,
"I never before was so thrashed. It is
forty years that I have wandered in the
greenwood, but no man ever so mauled
my back as has that beggar whom you
see trudging away up the hill yonder.
I did not think lie could d(o m1e aiy
harm, but ie took his pikestalf and beat
me so that I fear I never shall get well
again. If you love me, you will run and
catch him and fetch hint back to me.
But beware of his staff; get hold of it
first, or he'll pound the life out of all of
"Never fear,'" said Little .John;
"'Scathelock and I will take him. Much
may stay and1( take care of you.''
So the two seized their bows and ran
after the beggar, who was leisurely pur
suting his way' over the distanit hill.
They did not go along the road, how
ever, but took a route through the
w~oodts, and(, runniinlg very fast, got
ahtead of their victim and1( hid on1 each
sidle of thme road, Wheun tihe beggar
came on they3 spranig out, Little .John
catching 1hold of his s.taff and1( Scathoelock
holdling a dIrawn (lagger before his
'"Give up your stalIt, or ll slay y'ou
0on the sp)ot!'" cried .Scathelock.
Th'le begger let go his staff, which
Little JohnII. stuck in the ground hard
"'t l lme" cidhebeggar in
"Yotu have nearly killed our master,
who lies back yonder by the road,'' ex
claimed Little Jo(lui.. "'Come along
with us that he imtay give you your
"Now," saidl the beggar, assumIinIg 11
(different toune, "I1 know yeou are honiest
fellows, and do not wvish to harmi mm
for acting In self-defense. If yotu will
let me go I wvill give you a hundred
pounds(1 in good money which I have in
TIo this proposit,iont Little Johnu and
Scathelock agreed. -It was a wicked
thing; for they iitendeld to get his mone110
andi then take him all the same. Sc
they 1)ade1 him count out the money.
The beggar took off his' cloak and
spreadl it upon01 the groundl. Then h(
uslung hIs mecal,cag and put It in thm
middle (of the'cloak. Litt,le John and
Scathelock drew close, to see him (oui
out the good money. As they did so,
the beggar thrust his two handl(s into
the bag, and1( taking up a lot of mueal iit
each lie dlashied it into the eyes of Littk
Johnii and Scatheulock. They were blind
ed so that they could (to nothIng but
dance about and rub their faces. Th<
beggar qutickly seized his staff and bega:'
thrashing them terrIbly. iIe raijppe1
them over the heOad, lhe basted theil
backs, lie belabored their broad should
er*s till tihe woods resb,unded with itt(
As soon1 as they coutld escaple Little
John and Scathelock took to their heel:
It was with great shame thlat they re
tIurnedl to.Robin and re.ported tihe resul
of their adventure. 'l e chief laughet
at them, and they jill three felt in thel:
hearts thuat they ha'd otno' more that
they had deserved.' .hoy lhad brokea
teir rules in attacking a poorinan, ant
ad been soundly punished in turn
A Kontuoky Vondota.
The lawyers in the late Thompson- cI
Daviess case in Kentucky were no ap- lee
prentices in criminal proceedings. The cit
career of Thompson senior embraces cit3
not alone victories in desperate murder Mr
cases. ils own hands are not blood aie
free. Ten, years ago, within these t:tl
same walls, Thompson senior and Thco- fai
dore 1)aviess were at suit over a prom
sisory note. The suit was full of spirit u
and heat. Crowds flocked to hear it
and among those who went were th ca
three sons of each of the litigants. The
I)aviess boy who bore his father's name jr
'"hwodore, proposed to young Phil bt
'hompson that 'they go out into thei
court-yard and settle the matter. On
the way ouit, in the hallway, b;efore
reaching the yard, a shot was (ired.
Every mnan's hand in the court room
reached for his hip pocket. The ''houp- to
sons and Daviesses all drew and fired toli
and ol Theodore Daviess and his son
Iarue fell dead. Sharp work, mean- will
while, was going on in the yard, where '
young 'I'heolore I)viess had clawed yoll
young Phil ''hIo1p1on's scalp like a3
tiger. Old Phil, his pistol still smoking, i
looked through the window at. the comls
batnts and, seeing his boy's tace be
smeared with blood t(nj supposing hini the
to have been kni ed or shot, sprung over
the sill. Young Theodore ran out, of tla
the yard and started down the street. to
''homlpson clased as far as the gate, th
when he fired at the retreating figure
and the undertaker made three cofllins
instead of two (hat week for the has
1)aviess family. Tle preliminary heat
ing satisfied the Community that every
body hiad1 had a fair chance amd tlie Ias
grand jury refused to indict.. bui
The blood and thunder stories tohl o' fall
Toe Blackburn may be nytIical, except sot1
as illustrative of Kentucky principles, l,
but mythical or not it pleases I e natives
to relate how, wheni he was young at
the bar, it fell to lhim to prosecutle a
case that had enlisted public symlpathv.
'1'he evidence went inl and they saviy g
Blackburn got as the argument'.wheli il
lie was warned to quit. under penalty of
trouble. Tile next (lay lie appeared in
court and began the argimeiit. 1[e
had not proceeded far when there was a
suspicious noise fromt the rear. lie
wheeled to (ind confronting him a sym
pathizer witi the accused in anger and mcg
about to strike. Whether Blackburn (
tired through his pocket or not, mythol- br
agy doesn't say, but an instant later the itis
would-be assailant was ready for an in
quest and Blackburn turned coolly to
the jury with "and now, gentleman, as m
I was saying.'' No one seems to locate <
this story as to tune or place or to have
personal recollection of its occurrence
tradition. It runs susptco ilsly clutrrent
with ia well-authenticated expirience of ai
Colonel Denny, of counsel for the pro- am
secution. When attorney for his you
county oimeO yeairs ago it becamne his en
duty to prosecute his uncle. Certaini
members of the family objected and can
threatened him with violence, even in was
court. The situation becoming critical ller
when the argumentative stage of the me
proceedings was reached, Denny care- Wa
fully laid a pair of revolvers on the 'erl
table in front of him and saying mildly, b
"I shall now argue this case,'' proceed- a1 a
ed without interruption through i mel
snorting argument. Ile).
h'11e closing lay of the t"rlil was not lier
more eventful, except inl its Colsllll
tion, than had beenl the most ordinary ti
dhay. Thoipson leaves for Washington
where lie says lie intends to spend most
of the sumnmer. IHis daughter, a chilh A
of thirteen years, is at the Georgetown
Convent and is in uitter ignorance of seI"
the events of the past in.on.thi. lIe w.ill
inform lier oif everythming and thien they
will plan11 for the future. Mrs. Trhomp- . '
son is at the Garnett, homestead, ad- Just
joining the residenice of the Congress- Ift.i
man's p)arents. Shie dleclares herinno 110-it is
cence of' the charg,e again tst hierself' and1 the
D)avis. Th'Ie Conigressmiua's son1 reminlis thai
with his mo)ther'. He hols out t,he clhi
pileasing prospect of another muriider objo
tr'ial growving out of this case by deochar- 10o4l
ing that lie will kill Jlessie Buckner, to dec~
wvhom lhe attributes (lhe scand(al amid its - bea
results, on sight, whienever and14 wher- (lhe
verlit h e my mieet her. coy
''I waut just a mInulte Of y4nhi'ttillue toi arie
looik at a new~ 1boo1k which I :mn intirodaue- resi
It was the busiest t iime of' the4 da:y tioi
with a L aSalle biroker' to wh'Iomi t he(se sonm
wvord~s were'1 sp)oken, iando wit.h a wvihl cry pro
of fierce, ungovernable liat (o,lie sprlang as
at (lie thriioat of his detested enemy, the aL b
book iagent. . of
"'Ah, woublt y'ou no0w," sahl the agent, ton
tssing his saumple-cause toi (one side; gol'
"'here's business from the word 'go.'" '
And lie caught, thie arm (of the lroker ar'e
andio twvisted it, up hehind his neck, bhl t.he
his head over' the cuispklor)i, while Ithe tici
broker breathed ini shuort, in terit iteiit ow
gasp)s. . IIy
"L1et meT iup, you pestifous1i itiner- he
antI'' said the broken, in a hIoarmse~ un- A;
natural voice. bc
"'What's that, you say?'' HIere the roe
book man piuhllied (lie broker a few the
times in his dlelicate riubs. - for
"lI'll call for thme p)olice.'" . re
"'If you (1o I'll shut your wind oif, I the
am selling the Double Concentrated amid rol:
Triple Extr'act (Condensed Comp,endiumn a
of all Iluiman Wisdlom, or WVor'ld Wide ar't
Encyclopamdia of Uniiver'sal -Knowledge of I
from the Epoch of the First Glacial lini
Periodl down to the D)iscovery of Spots hiaa
on the Rlepublican Administraution, orlj
togethr wvith a short treatise on inisan- rela
ity, and how to cure a balky horse, a
remnedy for pr'eventhmig boota from run- is I
ning dowvn at the heels, every man his rin
own boot-black, dlirectionls for ringig cor
hogs, two twin articles on how to dig ont
bait, a sure cure for tap)ewvorm, and( sun- bor
set on the Upp)er Mississippi. Yomu want buei
a copy of the work and you want it r'ighit a1m
Here the agent threwv the broker on wo
his back and p'ut his thumb In his eye. rou
'Lemme uip " gasped the broker. ed
"Buy a booi?" said the agent. of
"Two of 'em " faintly whispeied the see
t throttled financier. fau
t The eity of Newark, N. J., contains plh
1299 factories, with 29,282 workmen. thu
The capital Invested is $23,919,115, andI a)
the sales foot up $80,284,525. th
The naldoxt Olty.
Do you know there are more bald
da4 in Chicago than any place I have
r been in, and, I believe, than In any
In the United States?" queried
;. McGlashan, scalp surgeon. There
numerous reasouis for this, she con
ted, "prominent among which are
living and dissipation, excitenent,
ry, indoor work, and the e. cessive
Do you mean to say that smoking
ses the hair to fall out?"
Just exactly. It is exceedingly in
ous, not to the hair alone, of course,
to the whole body, drying up thie
M. and thus' sapping away the very
of the hair. Tle first question I
a male patient is 'Do you smoke?"
What do you consider thel most
tful source of bald heads?"
'l'he barhersi the barbers1 Only st ick
heml long enough, and I don't care
fine a head of hair you have, they
ru1in it.. if you wish to lasten t i'e
iltitr of your tresses, say 'yes,'
y tiunse your tmnsorial artist asks
if yot will 'havei a little tonit on
r leal, or will take a shampoo.
last, mentioned is sure death to the
for some of tlemu Iuse i prelparat.ion,
ingredients of which conltain arn
lia uu anuimal oil. Now, the hair
vegetable, mlore like a grape-vine
i anything else it can he omllared
The aiiolia inl time sucks out all
life-giving power, leaving it. dead
I and faded, and after Suich a wash
been appli,) it you exaline on of
hairs under a microscope you will
hat, the oily suibstance in the ceutre
been entirely dried out. 'T'hen your
)er, when your hair commntences to
out. fron the frequent doses of pii
a11plied, reconiehds cutting it
, r even sthaviltg the head ent ire
l'hat certainly is beneicial?''
Llenelicif l? Why don't you know if*
cuti a grapevine close to the grolut1
ill dwie, but, that, ovcasioial pruniwrin
>)01 '.h1e samule truth appihes to the
. hut it is far better never to cut
o1 o 11 ,ot advise all t,be yoiulg l1e1
all1ivate Jiyrontie locks?"'
iii, certain ly not; but I never cut,
patients' hair. .1 burn it. off, tliik
hatl far preferable. I take a light
tpe3r, and, gathering upl) a coinbful
.air-, ritu the fire along the edges,
ung it oil evenly, and I assure you
rIuueh more beneficial."
Wihy is it that there are so many
s; bald-hea3d ed mn t,han womneig';
lie reply (atitle with a hearty laugh.
ere4 are not. You see you4 are not
(id. . treat just 11s ua;ny wointen
tkcut,: r.11 hine1hy
iy. who were glassy bald, but they
very nearly so. A short tme ago a
Ig lady, who is well known in Chi
-ill fact, she is a north side heiress
ho moves inl the very best society,
c3 to me and COmi1plaliled that she
not only losing her hair, but that
muind was going. She could not re
iber from one iay to another, aind
also unable to sleep. L examined
lead and feund it terrible diseased.
hair had 1llen oil in spots as large
silver dollar, giving her ia sliguiar
Narance. I put hert under treat
t, and in ia short tine removed fromu
scalp parasites many of which were
arter of an inch long.''
Do the parasites cause other diseases
I those of the scalp?"
[it lily opinion they certainly (10.
iseased head of an1y kind vill de
p) other ainlhents, for the brain is a
Artis~4to, Foots te.uIs.
he4 foot (of the 1fashlionab,le wonin a
no0w 4 onXI exibitioni,like a1114l rar thig
firlI, and14 we nmeed hardly say timt
madioe to look its possible best. in
first, place0, soicholdy discovered
footstools)1 might, he developedl from
1)5y c'hunksI( of' (dul1 caurpet inito art
ets, The conIseCIecIle is that thne
11s in' fash11inable houses have3 been
)rated wvit h <luiainlt novel, and10 of tenm
itAfiful articles tIamg th1 e place oh
'r5 are I' ithI er of costly13 w'ov'en 1 maler
al .Frenich fooitstoo)ls are mnouinted
fr'aimes liuon four11 light feel., which
cove3red4 withi lushi,andl iu whieb
5 a1 ens1h1ionI uholstere1'd in julte plush5
mn velours, silk velvet, oi a combinlna
1 of' di fferent, fabrics. TJhie cost, of
to of these ne0w toys is somietimies
Lty high, for' the covering is 01ften of1
roodl~ qualif.y as thme choicest part's of
dll-dress. They' have appliiqueO work
oxqjuiisite Ea~stern dlesigns, on deelp
A plush5 or velhvet, outlined withi
I or' silver.
'ootStools that purpor41t, to be relies(3
pr1ized as8 treasures, though some1 of
543 are of' ixt,remely douibtf fu authenI
ty. WVe kniow of one whuich-so its
ier dleclres-camen fr'om Father1
acinlt.he's chap1lel in Geneva, wheree
used it to knieel on before his lecturni.
01.1h(er is proudly exhibited as hIavinig
n brough t frmomu Wagnuer's aiudcienic
in. Ileirloomis a11( nd mementoes in
wvay of' fabrics ar1e rut,blessly cuit ill
footstool purp'loses. A Piece of For'
L's "King Learl" costumie, bought atL
recent sal1e of tihe tralgedilan's wa'Ird
o Ini.Philadelphia covers the stool of
leading Now Yor'k actress. An
st's wifre has sacrifleed a figure out
mIs most cherished specimnen of (Gobe
taplest.ry, and1 we suplpose she0 would
'e as readily cut a cherub from an
sinail Ratphaeil if it had been within
L favoite stool ha.sno legs at all, but
u the form of a double cushion, with
ga of gimp) and1 heavy tassels at thei
norus. In contrast with these soft
a are stools flatly coveredwith em
sed leather, studd(ed with fancy
~ded nails, anid depending for beauty
I value on the fineness of the carving
the the mahojgany, ebony, or other
eden frames. The shapes are sqjuar'e,
ind, octagonal, andj irreguular. Paint
covers are also in vogue. A bunch
flowers on light satin or a few sprays
,ttered carelesly is a usual design. .A
icy 8tyle is mad1e In miniature irnittg
nt of a camp-stool, the seat being' it
sh, embroidered in raised work, anm
stool of glt~ i sticks so sienh#er thai
Ittle weight would Inevitably broa)
BUY THE BEST!
Min. J. 0. 11o4o-Dear Sir: I bought the first
Davis ,.achhio sold by you over five years ago for
uny wife Who has given it a long and fair Itial. I
an wel\ pleased with it. It never gives any
rouble, atnd is as good as when first bought.
Winusboro, .. C., Aprii 1893. J. W. oLUtg.
M1. 11oA41 : You wish to Know what I have to
say in regard to the Davis Machine bought of you
three years ago. I feel I can't say too much in its
favor. I made about $30.00 within five months, at
1i1nes running it so fast that the needle would
get Ierfectly hot frout friction. I feel confident
I could not have (lotte the same work with as much
case aind so well with any other machine. No
tlno lost in alijustlug attachmonts. Tne lightest
running machine I have ever treatdlet. Brother
.a'nles anit Willinmn's families are as much pleased
with their I)avis Mlactnes boughtof you. I want
no belter iachine. As I said before I don't
ihhik too much can he said for the Davis :lachino
Fairtleil counly, April, 1883:1.
Mit. 1OA, : M y mac:h me gives tme perfect sailts.
faction I thud no fault watit it. The attachments
are so shnple. I wia for no bettor titan the Davis
Mits U. R.MILLio.
Fairfield county, April, 1883.
n. ItoAto : I bought a Davis Vertical Feed
Sewhig Machine fromu you four years ago. I am
deligh 2d wit i It. It never has given me any
trotnole, an.t has never been the least out of order.
it Is as good as when I first bought it. I can
cheertully reconinenl it.
Mae'. Mt. J. KIRnK I.A ND.
Mntllhelli), A pril .30, 1883.
This is to certify tiht I have teen using a Davis
Vertic;il Feed .Scwing Mtachine for over tw )years,
purehised of a. J. o. 11oag. I haven't found it
ip')sessed of any fault-all the attachments are so
shin lle. If ,severtefiuses to work, anut is uortainly
the lightest runntng in the market. I consider it
a tirst-class macine.
Very respect fully,
\1iNNtR M. WII.LINUoIAM.
Oaklanl, Fairileld county, 8. U.
Mta 1to : I ain weu plesean t every particular
with the 1.a^is? Machine nonght of you. I think It
a lirst-clas"u1tohino in every respect. You know
yott sold several n.uichines of the sano make to
diitlerent Inoliers of our fanilles, all of whom,
as far as I know, are well pleased with them.
"l'2."a.' 11. JIoUU.na.
Fatrfeied ,ount y. April, 1883:1.
This isto certify we have hal in constant use
the 1).vi f.lachine bought of you about three years
ago. As we take in work, And have mutate the
price of it several I hnes over, we don't want any
better machine. It is always ready to do any kind
of work we have to do. No puckeringor skipping
slitches. We can only say we are well pleased
anti wish no better imachine,
CATtitlRNR WY.it ANI> SSTRit.
A pril 26, 184,
I have no fault to find with my lnach'ne, and
don't want any better. I have m 10 the price of
it sever.l times by taking in sewing. It is always
ready to dir li" w.rK. I think it a Tirst-tlasg m111
chine. I feel I e:tit'tsay too inuch for the D.tvis
Vortical Feed Machine.
Mts. TitoAs SMITH.
FairIlell county, April, 1833.
Mit. J. 0. 1oAo-Dear Sir: It .Rives me un,1h
pleamsi to testify to the merits o. the I)avis Ver
tical Feed Swing Machnn. The machine I got of
you about livo years ago. has been almost jip eon
stlant use ever sitce that lime. I cannot see that
it is worn any, and has not cost liue one cent for
rerars sinci we have and it. Am well pleasel
anol don't wish for any better.
tirantle Quntrry, itear Winnsboro, 8. C.
We have utseul the D)avis Verticat Fee I Sewing
Mlachinie fce't o last hivo years. We woutld not
lhave any o.ier itnake at anv prtce. Trho machine
hats given us unulutnet e tisfaction.
Vet y rspectfuilly,
Mits. W. K. TUnNHn~ AND DAUoirTHits]
l'attilcl countty, 8. C., Jan. 2(, 183i3.
laviwml bought a D)avis Vertical Feedt Bewing
Miacine fronm Mr. J1. 0. iloag somie three years
ago, anit it having given me perfect, satisfaction in
every respuect as a aiiy mnachine, both for hieavy
anuul light,. sewing, andl ntver needed te least re
pair in :any way. can cheerfully recoinmuendl it to
any one a< a tirst-cilass inaclino itn every- particu
Iar, anui think IL secomnd to none. It is one of the
simtp;est niachtnes iutatte; ray chit'lren use it witit
alt case. Theo atlautunents are more easily ad.
juistil nad( it dloes a greater range of work by
ientis of its Vecrticeal teced than any other nma
chine I have ever seen or used.
Mits. TJiIOMIAN OWYINOS.
Winsb itr', l''auirfieldl county, 8. U.
We havo haid one of thie Davis Machines albout
four 3 ears an<l have always foundit it ready to do all
kittdl of work we have batl occaision to uto. Can't
see that the uiacine is worn any, antd works as
wvell ais whiiiennv.
Mits. WN. J. CRIAwFonD,
JIackson's Creew, Patriehl cotunty, S. C.
My iie is highly pleased with tihe Davis Ma
chine bought of youl. She wouild not take dotile
what siho gave for It. The mnachine has Dot
been out of order sInce she bad it, and she can (10
tiny kind of work on it.
Very Respectfully, .Fi.
Mottieello, I4airfleldl couty, 8. C.
The Davis Sewing Machine is simply a ?reaa
nr18 Maes. J. A. GoODwvN.
Itidgeway, N. C., Jan. 10, 1583.
.1, O IJoAo, iCsq., AgentA.-Dear Sir: My wife
has iteetn uisinag a Davis Sewing Machtin0 constant
ly for the past four years, andt it has never nleededl
anmy re pairs an I Works just as well as when Airst
bought. She says It will do a greatgr range of
pratlel.al work Pad (10 it easier andl bet%er than
tny machine she ttas ever used. WO oheerfttlly
recotinmendi it as a No. L famnily mnabhIno,
Winnsb3ro, 5. (1., Jan. 8, 1889.
Mia.l1oAG : I lIqvQ always founmy Davis Ma
chind ready do alt iAinda of to'w4rk I naeo had oo
ossion to do., I o.iunot see that.the macehine is
wordi a particle and it trork's as won Ise when new.
-Wlnnlshoro,S. C., A pril, 1888,
Mr. IlOAG My Wit. has b00ti c0 ehtntl usfag
the Davis Machine bought of you 4t liive years
a*o. I have nteigt regrotted -tjfgI,*i.t
at ways ready tot aby' plofftan~is# 1
10av r logble 1 14 Vr oti
I .*pa9 ,