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NEWS AND CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1900.
7 Buggostlve nature of It that roused bis evil physical passions. It was the out ward display of vice In all Its apparent Intoxication of the senses that was so delicately successful In biding from him the real horror underneath. It was this that drew him on and dragged biro down Irresistibly. Outwardly the chains that bound him were festooned with smiling flowers. But the grim strength of them was the strength of dull, hard, cruel fetters, the same that In every age have held captive even far Stronger souls than hiS. - When he Vent to his room that night he found that an Invitation to take din ner next day with one of the professors had been dropped Into the letter box on the door. The professor was one of the new men who had just begun a few weeks before the holidays. Edward did not know him well, although he had been doing laboratory work under him since bis arrival. As he went over to the house next day at the time announced he had a feeling of self reproach come over him suddenly that he had neglected Freeda of late. He was going out to a Christ mas dinner, and Freeda he had not been to see her for several days. His shame was keen as he thought of the reason why he had avoided her. For several nights he had really been see ing and hearing things that he very well knew he would not want her to kpow. With a conscience that really tormented him he was ushered Into the bouse, where the professor greeted him kindly and took his somber, awkward silence for nothing more than the ordi nary embarrassment of a young man unaccustomed to society. There were a half dozen students who bad been left stranded In the building through the holidays, on whom the professor and his wife had taken compassion and for whom they had evidently exerted themselves to entertain in as bright and cheerful a fashion as possible. Before dinner was announced Edward had forgotten Freeda, for awhile at least, and when be went out with the rest he had recov ered something of his natural manner. The professor's wife had said some thing to him as he was seated by her, and he had answered just as the com pany had taken their seats. She paus ed a minute, smiling at some part of Edward's reply, and then rang the bell. Edward sat facing the door leading Into the kitchen, and as it opened be was startled by the appearance of Freeda. Their eyes met, ami Freeda reddened, but instantly recovered, and In a quiet, self composed manner she began the serving of the table. "You will have some of the soup. Ir." The professor's wife smiled as the turned toward Edward, who sat there In great confusion, a great tu mult going on in him from several causes. The professor's wife was a happy, careless young woman, who laughingly said she never could remem ber names and never tried to. "Mr. Blake," said Edward. "Blake," repeated the professor's Wife, smiling. Then she caught the took on Edward's face, and her quick fiance went over to Freeda, who was Handing opposite. "Blake! Why, that's , the name of" "Yes, ma'am," replied Edward blunt ly. "She's my sister." "I didn't know I you see we have been here only a little while and your sister only applied a few days ago for the place. She it's quite a com mon thing for the college girls to work out this way, isn't it?" Edward's hostess was trying to make the best of an embarrassing situation as she noted the evident embarrass ment of the young man. . But she mis took the cause of his feeling. His mind was tossed with conflicting emotions. He had too much sense, thanks to his borne training, to feel ashamed at the Bight of Freeda In the capacity of a servant. He had always been proud of labor and saw no disgrace In any hon est form of It. But what was trou bling him now was the thought that for two weeks he had been squander-, Ing his earnings to Indulge his new born passion for the cheap shows of a theater while Freeda was voluntarily taking up the burden of this new serv ice In order to relieve the people on the little farm at home. As the dinner went on the torture of his situation grew upon him until be would have been glad If by any means - he could escape. The food choked him. He answered with difficulty the kind Inquiries of bis hostess and tried to re ply to her often repeated attempts to explain how stupid she must have been not to have known that It was bis sister that was working for her. The other students knew Freeda, but after the first sight of her they made nothing of the fact, as It was not uncommon In Hope college for the girls to do as Free da was doing. But as long as he lives In this worltf Edward Blake will remember the event of that Christmas dinner. The profess or's wife never knew what was the cause of the evident trouble In the awkward boy seated by her. She final ly gave up the attempt to amuse or en tertain him and directed her efforts to the student on the other side of her. And Edward sat through the different courses, angry and ashamed and self reproachful. Ills slow and generally unemotional nature when once fairly aroused was volcano. The very fact of his stubborn love of exact truth add ed to his sense of dishonor as he con frosted his recent yltldg to a physic al temptation In the attendance on the theater with what he knew he ought to have done.' Every time Freeda came In he bad a fresh smiting of conscience With conduct He waited to see Free da and have a talk with her, and at the -same time he knew that lie bad not yet fought out the battle of his temptation and was not able to face the calm, pur life that he had always loved in her. At last the dinner was over, and the "npany went Into the parlor. A storm was beginning outside. The enow which had threatened all the morning came at last with a rising wind that promised before night to i.'vpiop into a gale. Edward was so thoroughly disturb ed by his convictions that be begged to be excused and stammered some awkward apology for going so soon. As he went out into the hall and theii opened the outer door Into the storm door Freeda came in from another entrance opening on the dining room. She spoke quietly, but with a good deal of feeling. "Ned. I don't want you to go away without speaking to me. Are you an gry?" "Not at you," replied Edward. But as be spoke he could not look ber in the face as be used to do. "You are not well, Ned." Freeda spoke quietly. "You are having some trouble"' "I'll tell you some time, not ' now," he replied, and after a moment's hesi tation he abruptly opened the door and went out. He started toward his room, but when be reached the steps of Rankin Ue was startled by the appearance of Freeda. hall he continued on past the building and went out upon the campus. He crossed it and took a familiar path that led down past the clubhouse and then out upon the main street that led to the city. Once out there by the big gates of the college grounds he paused again and tue'n went down into the city. He walked deliberately and as If he were going to keep some previous engage ment. Soon he was In the midst of the street traffic down In the center of the town. On account of its being Christ mas day the stores were mostly closed but the crowds on the sidewalks seem ed larger than usual. He walked on steadily until he came to the front of what had grown to be familiar to him In a very brief time the arched en trance leading up to the box office of the principal theater of Raynor. A great crowd was streaming slowly up toward the floor entrance. But Ed ward stopped outside and stared with peculiar earnestness at the two bill boards, one on each side of the door way facing the sidewalk. The pictures were such as might be seen In almost any city where cheap theatrical representations are common. They were neither worse nor better than scores of others similar to them which had appeared there regularly for years. The wonder was, of course, that pictures of that character could appear In any Christian city of this country and be allowed by Christian people to remain a constant temptation and men ace to the purity of ytung life. It was characteristic of Edward's stubborn nature that, once having de termined on his course, ht was resolv ed to test his purposes by. once more thrusting himself into the very midst of his temptations as If he would make one final defiance of the worst they could do. He mechanieally but dellb erately went up to the side entrance Und bought the cheapest gallery ticket to the matinee that was sold. With this ticket in his hand he wtit around to the gallery door where he had gone so often and stood there a minute. Then he quietly walked out upon the side walk and turned his face toward the college, tearing, the ticket Into pieces 9 lip clitnhpil tho hill. He was glad It was storming harder The wind had changed, and It came tearing down the hill, flinging billows nf fine snow upward. Edward reached the top of the hill and entered the col lege gate with a feeling of exultation that was partly the result of what he had Just experienced and partly the result of his physical contest with the storm. He went at once to bis room and kin died his fire, which bad gone out. He theu went to his table and wrote a long letter to his mother, telling her the whole story of his temptation and his final resolve to break with the whole evil. More than once he laid bis pen down and rose to pace the floor. Ho was entirely alone In the Waildiag. The storm had risen now to a majestic height and roared over the hill, a per fect anthem of power. He went to the window and back again to the table and finally finished the letter and thoughtfully folded It, put It In the en velope, addressed, sealed and stamped it, ready for delivery. Then feeling still high In him the emotion that demanded more action he put on his overcoat and went out again. Should he go to Freeda? lie wanted to unburden himself to her, and he would have gone If she had still been In the ladies' Mall. But It was growing late now, and he shrank back from going to sco her In her new sur roundings. And there was also even yet a timidity In his thought, even of her, that made him willing to wait a little while. By tills time it was. past sundown, and the storm wu at Its height. As he came up to the Ftcps of Rankin hall he noticed a light In the room. lit sud denly remembered that Willis had said that he might return on Christmas day In order to take part in some private theatricals given by the society men In one of the houses of a member who lived in Raynor. "I ought to tell him all about It. I suppose," Edward muttered to himself down at the foot of the steps. And the thought almost upset him again. He was ready to make a clean breast of It to his mother. He had already done so, and it had lifted a load from his heart. He was going to tell Freeda. and he knew that she would understand him and love him none the less. But his roommate was another person. The two Incidents of the paper route and the football team had undoubtedly giv en Willis n feeling of great respect for his roommate. There was no longer any doubt i:i Edward's mind that Wil lis had a deep and honest esteem for him founded cn the thought he had of his moral character. If now he should frankly disclose to him the facts con nected with his recent experience, what would become of that respect which Edward felt he prized at this moment more than anything else? Would he ever again have any influence over Wil lis? Would it do any good to say any thing about it? But then Edward knew that in spite of his efforts to conceal his visits to one of the lowest of the entertainments two of Willis' society friends had rec ognized him there and might speak of it any time. Should he wait for a knowledge of it to come to Willis through others and so give his room mate the suspicion that all along he had tried to give an impression for moral uprightness which he did not possess? After all It was not a trifling matter, Edward said to himself as he stood irresolutely on the steps, ne knew very well that- he had escaped a deadly peril, one of the blackest hells that ever engulfed a young man, and even yet he trembled at the thought of what he had lost, of the wrong he had wrought upon his Imagi nation and his memory. He went on up the stairs slowly, shaking off some of the snow from his coat and entered his room: The minute he entered Willis, who was trying on a costume of some sort that he had evidently Just pulled out of his dressing case, turned around and said heartily: "Merry Christmas, old man! Old Santa Claus," he added as he noted Edward's snow covered form. "See here what my mother sent you for a little Christmas present." He reached down Into bis dressing case and pulled out a box done up in tissue paper. "Oh, open it, man, and It won't hurt you. Mother was bound to send it." Edward fumbled a.t the package and finally opened it to discover a watch and chain. He silently laid them on his table and looked at them. "It's all right," exclaimed Willis, laughing. "I told mother about your old turnip, that can't keep time any more than a pumpkin pie, and she In sisted on my bringing you this. It won't be -polite at all for you to re fuse. Not good form In the society we move In, and mother will never for give you if you don't take it. Oh, I cracked you up all the time I was home. Told mother all about the pa per route business and the football af fair, and I tell yoH she couldn't be more grateful If I had rooms with a clergyman and a Sunday school super intendent and a policeman all together to keep me going straight, and the fact Is, chum," continued Willis, with a kind look that made Edward groan as he thought of big past record, "it does me good to get back. I'm not your sort much, but it's a tonic for me to have you around, and one ef these days when you get me converted I'll do you credit. What sort of a time have you had since I've been gone? Must have been a relief to you to get rid of me awhile, I guess. But, honest ginger, I'm awful glad to see you. You do me good!" . Edward had not said a word yet. In fact, he wasn't able to, Willis rattled cn at such a rate. But when Willis paused his wide awake, good natu-red face smiling carelessly toward bis roommate, Edward said In a voice that trembled some, "I've got something to tell you that may change your opinion of me." "EhUl said Willis In surprise, ne turned and looked more closely at his chum. The storm outside roared stead ily over the hall as the two young men, both grave now, stood facing each oth er. (fontimipd nxt week.) Ed.'irgeil by C)ryinen. Gentlemen: Some prnorm! expert ence enables me to heHnily recm mend the use of Ilnry & Johnson's Arnica and 01 LiDemei t. 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Mill consists of a board mill, planer, matcher, edger, clipping saws, etc., complete and in good repair. Connected therewith are two houses, one the residence of Hon. Earl Guyer at the time of his death, the other a small house ; running water at both ; has barn and carriage house; twenty -five acres of land in good state of cultivation; also ninety acres of woodland abont a mile and a half from the mill. The whole will be sold for $2000, one-third down, balance $200 per 3-ear until paid. About $300 has been paid out this j-ear in repairs on this property. Small Pasture in Hyde Park Village, Containing about five acres, price $200, payable $50 down, balance $25 per year. Two Parcels of Land in Stowe, One consisting of twenty acres with barn 24x36 feet, cuts 8 to 15 tons of fair quality hay; the other of twentj'-five acres practically unimproved, although have cut a small quantity of hay thereon this season. Will sell both parcels for $300, payable $50 down, balance $25 per jear." One Two-Story Double Tenement In Hyde Park Village, good size, has accommodated four families. Village water, two good gardens, barn, woodshed, etc. Worth $1500, will sell for $1100. $300 down, balance $50 per year. Farm in Greenfield Recently occupied by Frank Jacobs. Soil and producing qual ities good, but house and barn poor. Contains about 50 acres. Will sell for $400, $200 down, balance-$25 per year. Building Lot Opposite Catholic Church in Hyde Park Village. Assistance afforded to anyone desiring to build a respectable home. Price, $100. Sixteen Acres of Upland Meadow One-half mile from Hyde Park Village. In a high'state'of cul- tivation. Cut about forty tons of hav last year. I las'' a new barn thereon 30x40. Will sell for $900. 'Small Farm in Belvidere Known as the Hinchey place. Contains about fifty acres of of good land. Timber, pasture and meadow. Buildings fair. Will sell for $300, $100 down, balance $50 a year. Small Dwelling at ( enterville, Vt. Within one hundred and fifty feet of store and post-office, about 30 rods from good school. Barn connected therewith. Good location for working man. Goes into the list at $150. Will sell for two-thirds listed value. Terms, $50 down, bal ance $10 per year until paid for. One Hundred Tons Fertilizing Salt. Trice $3.50 per ton, or if $3 ordered in carload lots. N Must be Sold. The Brick Block Formerly known as the Keller Hotel, on corner of Main and Depot Streets in Hyde Park village, now used for hardware and stove store and dwelling. The owner is dead and the property must be sold to close the estate. For price and terms of sale, address Mins Abbie M. Bliss, Bradford, Vt., r the undersigned C. S. PAGE. AUCTION BILLS Tlio NEWS AND CITIZEN ha every facility for printing Auction Bills of any size, At Reasonable Prices. Mat In! 1 USE OF controlled by , It., Hyde M