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THE VERMONT PHOENIX, BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1905.
MUSIC OF THE CHIMES
Local. Singers Made a Decided
Hit in Comic Opera
Two Successful Performances Under
Auspices of Murray Club Personnel of
the Cast and Chorus the Patronesses.
Two enjoyable performances of tho old
favorite comlo opera "Chimes of Nor
mandy" wore given ln tho Auditorium
Friday and Saturday evenings by a large
chorus of Brattleboro Blngers under tho
direction of C. E. Macomber of Boston.
A large audlenco was present each even
ing, Insuring financial success to the un
dertaking, which was backed by tho Mur
ray club, of the Unlversallst church. The
rough places In Friday night's rendition
wcn not too rough to be excused in an
amateur performance, and on Saturday
night tho lines were well In hand, the
soloists wore In full sympathy with their
roles and tho chorus was snappy and
vivacious. Tho audience, too, was more
demonstrative than - on Friday night,
which gave the singers encouragement.
Following Is tho cast:
Serpolette, Mrs. A. II. Brasor.
Germalne, Mrs. F. W. Weeks.
Gertrude, Miss Edith Farr.
Manctte, Miss Flossie Howe.
Susannc, Miss Alice Eels.
Jeanne, Miss Edna Crosby.
Henri, F. C. Adams.
Jean Grenlcheaux, F. W. Jackson.
Gaspard, Alson J. Dugan.
The Ballll, E. II. Crane
Notary'. E. J. Waterman.
Assessor, H. C. Rice.
Registrar, S. W. Hubbard.
Tho part which demanded most In the
way of real dramatic ability was that of
Gaspard, tho miser. Mr. Dugan acted
It to perfection and was given a curtain
call In tho second act. Mrs. Brasor was
fitted by voice and temperament for her
part and never failed to reach an effectlvo
climax. In the character of Germalne,
Mrs. Weeks again displayed her ex
ceptional vocal attainments nnd In tho
ensemble work her pure high soprano
was distinctly a. leader.
Mr. Adams's delineation of Marquis of
l UI lll'Y uiu Wili juuiu mull aausiyiUK ilia
acting was at all times easy and grace
ful and his singing was delightful. Mr.
Jackson, who took the part of Jean
Grenlcheaux, came from Torrlngton,
Conn. He was heard to good advantage
In the obllgato to the quartet number In
the second act. In tho part of tho magis
trate Mr. Crane combined Intelligent act
ing with good singing and was warmly
received. The four minor roles assigned
to MlssC3 Farr, Howe, Eels and Crosby
were well taken and each added strength
to the general effect.
Tho characters represented by Mr.
Wnterman, Mr. Rico and Mr. Hubbard
were dcslgnod more than anything else
to make fun, and In this the threo actors
were entirely successful. Their costumes
were marvels of the "Dusty Rhodes"
typo and their original local hits were
well adapted. Their demonstration of
tho art of hypnotism was particularly
pleasing, and ridiculous.
Leltslnger's orchestra, with Miss Lulu
Cressy as pianist, did excellent work and
Mr. Macomber directed the performances
with a masterly hand. The scenic effects
were produced principally by stock equip
ment. Particular mention Is duo Mrs. C.
L. Stlckney, Mrs. G. E. Warner and Mrs.
H. R. Brown, tho committee, for the
painstaking efforts which they made to
insure nn entertainment which would give
In the ladles' chorus woro Misses Zettn.
Weld, Carolyn Clark, Mabel Winchester,
Alvcna Walker, Hope Howard, Lottie,
Mather, Helen Rohde, Inez Goodale,
Marlon Slmonds, Maude Lcltslnger, Min
nie Leltslnger, Lena Young, Grace John
son, Charlena Bemls, Ruth Callahan,
Blanche Drown, Eva Ellis, Ruth Rogers,
Alice Whitney. Florence Brocklngton,
Pauline Miller, Meta stoite, Florence
Pentland, Marlon Baker, Annie KIrWan,
Florence Duquotte, Mrs. uan L.eiisinger
and Mrs. B. M. Swltzer.
The men's chorus Included Ernest
Arnold, Harland Miller, Lawrence Barber,
Glenham Jones, Lyman Smith, Scott
Eames, H. M. Wood, Harry Bingham,
Robert Mitchell, Alfred Thompson, Arthur
Brasor, Frank Brnsor, W. H. St. Ger
malne, Charles Stoite, John EcKels, Ray
mond Smith, Hal March. Murray urosi,
Avery Miller and Frank Barber.
The patronesses of tho opera were Mrs.
G. E. Warner, Mrs. F. L. Masseck, Mrs.
O. W Hooker, Mrs. G. S. Dowley, Mrs.
11, F Brooks, Mrs. F. L. Burnett, Mrs.
F It, Vaughan, Mrs. G. F. Barber, Mrs.
A. W Rockwell, Mrs. A. E. Hobart, Mrs.
L. U Dunham, Mrs. II. R. Brown, Mrs.
C. L. Stlckney, Mrs. F. K. Barrows and
Mrs. C. G. Staples.
One Perfect Woman.
Sam P. Jones, tho revivalist, about
whom revolve a legion of anecdotes, was
preaching In Dallas, Texas, on tho rarity
of a perfect life, says Everybody's Maga
zine. He suddenly Interrupted his dis
course with tho query:
"How many of you have over known a
perfec' man, entirely porfeo' without any
fault at all?"
He danced fiercely at his silent nudl-
ence that made no sign. Then evidently
to show his fairness he asked:
"Well, who's ever seen a perfec wom
an? Any one's ever seen a perfec' woman
To tho evangelist's utter amazement a
tall, middle-aged woman, whoso big dark
eyes set In her sallow face were fixed
upon the preacher, arose from her, seat
on the front bench.
"Madam." he thundered, "do you mean
to tell me you've seen a perfec' woman
that never did no wrong at all?"
"Wal." she said slowly, gazing at her
Interlocutor with the air of one who feels
that she has the basic truth on her side
and who is solemnly conscious that she
should adhere to the letter of It, "wai, 1
cayn't say as I over did 'exactly see her,
but I hearn tell a powerful sight about
her she war my olo man's fust wlfel"
Six minor officials of the Pittsburg &
Westmoreland Coal company lost their
lives Sunday In attemotlne to enter the
mine at Hazel Kirk, Fa., 18 miles east of
I'lttsburg, to ascertain If a portion or it
was still burning as the result of an
explosion two weeks ago.
FOR SALE BY
SUICIDE AMID LUXURY
Miss Mae Jeanette Caley Well
Known in Brattleboro
Shot Herself In Hotel Aberdeen In New
York Jewels Valued at $2000 In Travel
Surrounded by every ovldence of wealth,
a young woman who a week previous had
registered as Miss Mao Jcannotte Caley,
committed sutcldo Oct, 24 In her appart
ments In the Hotel Aberdeen, 17 West
32d street, New York city. Tho body wns
found lying on a rug In tho bath room
fully dressed. In tho- right temple was
a bullet wound and beside her tho re
volver with which tho fatal shot was
Miss Cnloy had many acquaintances In
Brattleboro. She camo hero as tho guest
of Mr. nnd Mrs. "Jack" Rafter about
three years ago, and remained some tlmo
with them nnd with friends whose ac
qualntnnco sho mado soon after her
Tho young woman left a note directed
to her sister, Miss Lillian Landers of
Tnrrytown, N. Y which said: "Tired.
Tired. Forgive mo, dear sister. Lovo."
A bundle of letters was addressed to Mrs.
A. G. Allen, who occupied an adjoining
apartment In tho hotel. Mrs. Allen heard
tho fatal shot fired' and alarmed tho hotel
employes who entered the room. Dr.
Townshend, tho physician who arrived
whllo the room wns still clouded with
smoke, said death had been Instantaneous.
Detectives took charge of tho woman's
traveling bag, which contained $135 In
cash nnd Jewels to the value of $2000.
Miss Caley was dressed In nn embroider
ed white silk waist and n silk walking
skirt. Her trunk was packed, her rooms
wero In perfect order and sho had paid
her bill at the hotel, stating that It was
her Intention to go away. There had been
nothing In her nppearanco while sho was
nt tho hotel to Indlcato that sho was
Tho Now York Herald says that tho
causo of Miss Caley's suicide was probably
a love affair, as sho Is known to have had
nn affection for John McAleenan, a
pawnbroker of New York. Tho body of
Miss Caley wns shipped to her mother,
Mrs. George A. Clark of Akron, Ohio, who
was a Mrs. Landers beforo her last mar
riage. Lillian Landers, the sister who Is
In a boarding school In Tnrrytown, N. Y.,
came to New York to claim tho body.
Miss Caley wns married In Buffalo, N.
Y., In 1901 to Ralph Pltzer of Youngstown,
Ohio. He says the ceremony wns tho re
sult of a banter and that ho never lived
with the young woman. A despatch says
that In tho party at the time of the
marrlago. was "the wlfo of a prominent
resident of Boston who Is In tho rubber
business." This may refer to Mrs. Rafter.
Mr. and Mrs. Rafter lived In Buffalo
about that time, and went from there to
Boston, where Mr. Rafter was agent for
n rubber hose company.
Of more than ordlnnry good looks. Miss
Caley was blonde, good figure and five
feet six Inches In height. Her artistic
taste was shown In tho objects of art
and bric-n-brac that were about tho
rooms which sho occupied which Included
several costly small bronzes, a small
ormulu clock, nnd trinkets In sliver. Her
clothing was of expensive variety.
Miss Caley In the last few years has
traveled from New York to San Francisco.
She had large sums of money all tho time
and nlways wore a large number of val
uable diamonds. In Akron Mrs. Clark
said of her daughter: "She expected to
marry 'Jack' ns soon ns she could got a
divorce from Frank Pltzer. She thought
a great deal of 'Jack' and was trying to
get n separation In the courts. I can't
believe Mao committed suicide. Sho often
said sho would never commit suicide, and
she had a horror of a revolver."
Right of Way In a Cemetery.
Chancellor James M. Tyler heard Mon
day the petition of Miss Sylvlna Whlthcd
of Vernon for tho dissolution of tho In-
i..Hnttnn i.bk.,1 1.., Vil.n rnt ft. hv which
JUIimiUil .1 . .J J ...... ww-. , J
she was restrained from erecting a certain
monument In tho Whlthed cem
etery In Vernon. The petition was taken
under consmcrauon. jainy m uciuucr
Julia S. Frost and Julius O. Frost of Ver
nx piwnnl R Prnqt nf Worcester
petitioned for an injunction against Miss
wnitneu, alleging uiai on coin, i aire
1 n fnnnilntlnn tl n mntlllTTIPnt tfl
LUUai'U (L luu.iuut.u.. " ... ...... .
be built In a foot path leading from tho
main entrance or me comoiery iu inu
Frost lot, which had been In tho Frost
family since 1840, that they had enjoyed
the benefits of the path at all times, and
that tho defendant was about to erect an
Inferior monument which would obstruct
their right of way, "out of spite and
annoyance to your orators." The answer
of the defendant denies that sho Is act
uated by spite and avers that her object
In wishing to erect a monument is to
show her appreciation of tho fact that
thocemetery was In the possession of her
nncestors ns far back as tho time of King
George. She denies that the monument
would be Inferior and sajte that the land
on which she purposes to erect It belongs
to tho R. Wood lot, that sho has per
mission In writing from the daughter of
R. Wood to erect a monument there, and
that It would not encroach upon tho rights
of tho orators but would leave an un
obstructed pathway of three feet and
four inches. H. O. Barber appeared for
the orators and. A. F. Schwenk for the
The Waiting Task.
Rise! for the day Is passing.
And you lie dreaming on;
The others have buckled their armor,
And forth to the .fight have gone,
A place In the ranks awaits you,
Each man has some part to play;
The Past and the Future are nothing,
In the face of the stem Today.
Hard may bo Duty's hand; but, lol It
Out Into perfect Joy, whero pain shall
God sees thy striving, and thy patience
And thou shalt find his peace.
Tl,n' K whnle storv of the Amies
Heating Stove, wnemer yuu uuiu iuai
or wood results are the same comfort with
...-.., A rule-. Rtnves are made bv skilled
stove makers, and constructed so that the
fuel used is all properly consumed without
waste, producing an even heat at all times.
Stoves and Ranges
are easily regulated and never fail to give
satisfaction. The joints are perfect and
close luting, tne Hampers are air ugiii.
. f 4 . .n I Act
stove is ttiwaya uiiuci iuiiv
your local dealer to snow you me iijuct
improvements in neaiing anu coosing.
PHILIPS & CLARK STOVE CO.,
PEN PICTURE OF "OUR JOHN."
Randolph Herald and News.
John II. Merrlflcld of Newfnne, speaker
of tho Vermont house for tho last two
sessions, has signified a willingness to
servo ns lleutenant-govornor next year.
Ho will not make an actlvo canvass for
tho place, but will lcavo his candidacy In
tho hands of tho party for action. No
man, woman or child In Vermont but has
a feeling of tenderness for "Honest John"
Mcrrlricld. Ho Is an anomaly In publto
llfo a man so conscientious that ho can
not sleep nights or enjoy llfo If ho has
any reason to bellovo that by his word or
act ho has unwittingly given a fellow
citizen cause to harbor resentment against
him; xi man of the most scrupulous
honor and honesty, In ttmos when these
traltS Ora nonn inn rnmmnn nmnnir tlinan
In high places: ono whoso cromotlonn
have como to him In each case wholly
unsolicited and unsought Thcro are
inmn Wtm (IVnrnDO Itm nntnlnn tn nr..
Mcrrlfield lacks force) that ho Is too
lonrrui or hurting people's feelings; nnd
that In tho face of a crisis ho might
WnVW Wtlfiti atfnnrrtl. nrn m I. . . .. 1 1 . . .
needed. If such faults exist, their pres
ence cost him nothing In tho place he
nas iwico occupicu with nigh credit a
place, by tho way, much mora trying than
tho presidency of tho senate. His very
gentleness nnd the lovablencss of his
tlfltllrA linil n ffir.rnnMilnc Inflnnnni
the temperament of tho house. Without
n woru in uispnragcmcnt of Messrs.
Lcland and Prouty, the other announced
candidates, either of whom would servo
mi dignity nnd ability, wo confess to
RtroniT SVmnnthv with thn mmlnat nn.1
deserving ambition of "Honest John"
Morrincld of Newfnne.
Speaker John II. Mcrrlfield modestly
admits that ho would not refuse tho lieu
tenant governorship candidacy If ho found
It on his front doorstop somo lino morn
ing. The Republican party would do
pretty well to leavo It there.
If thcro ever was a modest man. John
H. Merrlfleld of Nowfano Is that man.
His reply to tho Interviewer who asked
him If he wns a candidate for lieutenant
governor, "Well, hardly anybody would
rcfuso such nn honor If It wns tendered,"
Is characteristic of the man from tho
ground up. Modesty nmong dwellers In
tho political Held is ususual and it Is
Wardsboro Woman Died In Greenfield,
Mrs. Rozella Brlggs, wlfo of C. A.
Briggs of Wnrdshoro. died of nponlcxy
very- suddenly -Sunday night nt the homo
of her daughter, Mrs. F. L. Stetson of
Federal street, Greenfield. Mass.. as sho
sat reading. A native of Townshend,
most or ner married lire was passed In
Troy N. Y., nnd Wardsboro, whore she
nan lived 22 years. A fow weeks
ngo sho went to Greenfield for a visit and
from there to Troy, returning to Green
field several days ago. Besides her hus
band nnd Mrs. Stetson, she leaves another
daughter. Mrs. A. I. Wlicclcr, and n son,
George W. Brlggs, both of Wardsboro.
Short services wero held at tho home of
Mrs. Stetson Tuesday, and Thursday
afternoon funeral services wero held nt
tho church In wardsboro.
Some Patent Medicines Will Be Consider
Elaborate preparations nro In progress
at tho Internal revenue bureau office in
Washington for putting Into effect on
Dec. 1 tho new order requiring dealers
In certain patent medicines nnd essences
to conform to legal requirements as liquor
dealers. From correspondence and con
versations with tho manufacturers of
these nrtlcles, It appears that without
exception they Intend to apply enough
additional medicine to their compounds
to nnng tnem within the exemptions of
the law, and their present Inquiries nro
devoted to ascertaining where the line
Commissioner Ycrkes has nothing to
do with tho deceptions practiced upon the
consuming public, to which somo of the
magazines have recently called nttentlon.
but he does purpose to mnke the venders
sell something that Is really medicine In
Its nature rather than whiskey In dis
guise. An authentic case has como to the
knowledge of the office of a worthy man,
who supposed himself a total abstainer,
suffering from delirium tremens. When
tho physician thus diagnosed his In
firmity, he replied Indignantly that he
never drank anything In his life. Sub
sequent inquiry revealed that ho was
gTeatiy enjoying his "Tonic," which ho
had been taking In large quantities.
n nttempt will bo made in the ways
and means committee to bring out a bill
taxing proprietary medlclno on the basis
of their alcohol contents perhaps leaving
n minimum quantity which any prepara
tion might carry, without subjecting Itself
to this penalty.
Northfleld Schools In Good Fnanclal
The finances of tho Northfleld schools
nre In better condition now than at nny
tlmo for 15 years. The amount of money
raised has Increased 70 per cent. In" 10
years; of courso the expenses Increasing
correspondingly. The Mount Hermon
school, which It was feared might have
to lncreaso Its tuition to pay Its expenses,
la now out of debt and the tuition can
remain where It Is for the present at least,
Tho passing of this crisis will enable the
school to contlnuo to do Just tho work
planned by D. L. Moody. The Increase In
contributions Is due to the fact of the wide
Increase In tho number of friends of tho
school. The younger Moodys aro showing
ability as money raisers equal to D. L.
A great Improvement is being made this
fall by building an electric lighting nnd
heating plant of brick for Northfleld
seminary to cost about $35,000. Tho
money for this Is nearly raised. Electric
light Is to be generated by steam power,
and half a dozen of the seminary build
ings aro to he lighted by this power. The
exhaust steam will be used for heating
tho same buildings. Formerly gas was
supplied from gasoline machines and each
building was heated ny its own neater.
The change will bajnore comfortable and
will make nn cconbjny. There nro strong
hopes of beginning In the near future tho
long deferred project of a new dining hall'
for Mount Hermon, half the money for
which has now been raised.
By the breaking of a ladder, on which
D. II. Wells, Frank Grlfilth nnd Charles
Nichols wero sitting whllo painting the
Baptist church at Shelburne Falls Satur
day, Wells and Griffith fell to tho ground,
a distance of 50 feet. Wells's neck was
broken nnd he died In nbout an hour.
Griffith received a dislocated hip and
broken wrist, and possibly Internal In
juries. Nichols was near the rope nnd
managed to grasp It and slid to tho
ground. They had completed tho painting
of tho steeple, supposed to be the most
dangerous portion of the work. Mr.
Wells, 'who was about 60 years old, Is
survived by a wife.
Major Gillette and' John D. Maclennan,
expert engineers engaged by Mayor
Weaver of Philadelphia to investigate
nitration and boulevard contracts, report
ed Sunday that the city had paid $18,
ooo.OOO for work not worth more than
$10,000,000; that $2,000,000 would have been
a good profit; that McNlchol & Co. had
been Dald $5,000,000 too much, and that
Ryan & Kelly were overpaid $543,000 for
tho Belmont plant. They placed most
of the blame on former unier inn, out
also held ex-directors of public works,
Haddock and Costello, accountable. Major
Gillette Is a member of the United States
engineering corps who prougnt uapt,
Carter to book for fraud in harbor lm
provements at Savannah.
NOTICE TO DRUGGISTS
State's Attorney Pointed Out Ir
regular Sales of Liquor
Reflections Do Not Apply to All Drug
gists ''Only Those Whom the Coat
Fits Need Put It On" Inventories Re
quired. As a result of his discoveries In looking
over the records of druggists' sales of
liquor In this county Stnto's Attorney II,
D. Ryder of Bellows Falls sent nottco to
tho druggists Monday, calling their at
tention to certain technical Irregularities.
The text of tho notice Is as follows:
"I find upon a recent examination of
tho books returned by tho fifth class
llcenso holders In this county that certain
physicians aro ovldontly violating the
spirit nnd pcrhnps tho letter of the law
In giving prescriptions for Intoxicating
liquor. I nlse find that in practically
every prescription that I have examined
tho requirements of tho statute havo not
been complied with. I enclose that
sentenco of Sec. 24 of No. 115, Acts of
1901, which covers those requirements.
"Tlip holder of such license shall sell
only upon tho written, not printed, pre
scription of a legally qualified physician,
stating Its date, the name of tho person
for whom and to whom It Is given, and
that tho prescription Is given and is
necessary for modlclnnl use; or to It
physician for necessary use In his prac
tice. "If you will examine thoso require
ments carefully you will probably find
Hint many If not nil of tho pro
scriptions do not conform to the re
quirements nnd that your sales aro tech
nically violations of tho law.
"I do not question tho honest dcslro of
nny druggist to conform to tho law, but
I do not think that the prescriptions of
physicians who evidently abuse their
privilege should be honored.
"When ono physician issues 39 pro
scriptions for liquor In ono day and when
the same man Issues 220 that aro filled
by ono druggist In one month It Is evi
dent thnt there Is need of Investigation
nnd reform. I also notlco that somo
druggists do not report sales to physi
cians for necessary use In their practice.
Such sales should be reported In every
"Those reflections do not npply to all
druggists In tho county nnd to only a
very few physicians and only those whom
tho coat fits need put It on.
"I havo requested the county clerk to
require from nil holders of fifth class
licenses n sworn Inventory each month
ns provided by law."
in conversation with a representative
of Tho Phoenix Mr. Ryder stated that
no holder of n fifth class llcenso wns un
der legal obligations to refuse to fill nny
prescription properly made out, but that
It wns the duty of such licensees to see
that every requirement of the law re
garding prescriptions for liquor was com
piled with beforo making sales. He
stntcd thnt while suspicion might rest on
certain physicians on account of the
large number of prescriptions Issued by
them, no physician could bo convicted un
less It could bo proved In a specific
Instance that he prescribed liquor when
ho had reason to believe that It would
not bo used for medicinal purposes.
REAL MARVELS OF SPEED.
Uicycle Records That Put to Blush the
Because tho automobile Is so con
spicuously In the public eye, the world
Is Inclined to marvel at each successive
report of its speed performances. They
almost shudder ns they read of some
flights of 50 and CO miles nn hour by
thundering monsters of 90. 100 or even
120 horse power. And while they marvel
nnd shudder, speed performances far
more remarkable are being permitted to
be passed "unheralded nnd unsung" the
performances of men on bicycles.
How Insignificant appears CO miles nn
hour by a gigantic motor car propelled
by nn engine of 100-horse power, when
compared with EC miles per hour by a
bicycle propelled by one-man power!
How little real merit there Is In 110 miles
In two hours by the same mighty crentlon
of steel when In the same period of time
a mere man on two wheels completes full
and more thnn 99 miles! And yet this is
the case. It has become so generally the
fashion to overlook and minimize tho
bicycle nnd to glorify tho motor car that
fow thero are who know that within this
twelvemonth, two French cyclists havo
set up records such ns put the motor car
to blush Gulgnard, 55 miles 1515 yards
in CO minutes, and Contonct, 99.3C miles
In twice CO minutes. If the world sought
real marvels of speed, these would seem
to supply them.
Of course, tbeso records were made In
tho wake of powerful motorcycles, but
that detracts little from their merit. That
flesh and blood should be capablo of main
taining such nmazlng nights under any
conditions fairly staggers Imagination
when It is given play. Tho Bicycling
Stand close to all, but lean on none,
And If tho crowd desert you,
Stand Just as fearlessly alono
As If n throng begirt you,
And learn what long tho wise havo
Self flight alone can hurt you.
William S. Shurtleff.
Residents of Brattleboro Cannot Doubt
What Has Been Twice Proved.
In gratitude for complete relief from
aches and pains of bad backs from dis
tressing kidney Ills thousands have pub
licly recommonded Doan's Kidney Pills.
Residents of Brattleboro, who so testified
years ago, now say their cures were per
manent. This testimony doubly proves
the worth of Doan's Kidney Pills to Brat
tleboro kidney sufferers.
Mrs. E. B. Whitney, living on the
Bonnyvale Road, about four miles from
Brattleboro, Vt, says: "In a testimonial
I gave eight years ago I told the people
of Brattleboro what wonderful benefit
Doan's Kidney Pills had given me. I had
been annoyed for years with attacks of
pain In the small of my back and with
other symptoms which plainly showed that
tho kidneys were not acting properly. I
commenced using Doan's Kidney Pills and
they helped me from tho first and con
tinued taking them until I had used sev
eral boxes. I am getting along in years
and can hardly expect a complete cure but
Doan's! Kidney Pills are certainly the
finest remedy I know of and It Is a
blessing to know of a medicine which
brings such prompt relief. I certainly
speak well of it to my friends.".
For sale by all dealers. Price SO cents.
Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo, New York,
fsole agents for the United States.
Remember the name Doan's and take
THE LOST LETTER
I was never happy at Aunt Browne's,
but thero seemed no prospect that I
should ever leave her. I had come out.
so to speak, as far as any one so repress
ed could come out, but I might as well
havo staid In. I only sat In corners,
talked with the chaperons, or listened to
somo garrulous .octogenarian. Aunt
Browne's interest In me, such as It was,
died n natural death after my flrst sea
sonIt had always been weakly and the
result was a sad deficiency In my ward
robe. She had married off two daughters
without difficulty, but a niece. It seemed,
stuck closer than a burr. However, It
was not my fault I remained unmarried.
I had done my best to bo fascinating.
Though I hnted the Idea of marrying for
home or position, yet I was sure I would
not find It hard to love ono who was kind
to me. If only on account of tho novelty.
I wns thirty now. and not unused to hear
ing changes rung upon the old maid, and
tho beggurs who shouldn't bo choosers, by
my young cousins, Susctte and Anne. But
I had had one opportunity to change for
better or for worso of which they never
dreamed. The son of Aunt Browne's sec
ond husband, Ccdrlc Browne, had askod
me to marry him three years before, as
we rowed up tho river In June for the
rosy laurel blooms to decorato tho houso
and piazza for Susette's fete. I some
times wonder what Aunt Browne would
havo thought of the proceeding, as she
had set her heart upon marrying Susette
to Ccdrlc Perhaps I refused him because
I was taken unawares, because I was not
enougli interested to care about frustrat
ing Aunt Browne's plans; perhaps I did
not expect to bo taken at my word, but
imagined It tho proper way to decline, In
order to bo Importuned. I believe all my
favorite heroines had conducted In this
wUe. However, we rodo home through
tho sunset, our boat heaped with pink
(lowers. In silence.
"You look as If you were laden with
sunset clouds," said Susette, who was
watching for us on the shore; but I am
certain Ccdrlc looked like a thunder cloud.
Tho next day was the fete. Every
body brought presents for Susette. Ccdrio
gave her an antique necklace of tur
quoises; I was sure ho had meant It for
me. Wo had supper out of doors under
the great pine trees, and dancing by
moonlight. That day I began to regard
Cedrlc Browne attentively. I had known
him under the same roof for weeks at
a time; I had laughed and talked with
him, believing him foreordained to min
ister to Susette's happiness, "as Inacces
sible as a star In heaven," so far as I
was concerned. He had helped me with
Adcle's children, who had come to Aunt
Browne s when their mother died. But
that he should regard me with any tender
emotions I had never cared to wish. In
fact, I had thought little about htm until
today. I had never observed until today
that his eyes were tender as stars, that
his face was like that radiant countenance
of Mozart in the music room, that his
smile was simply enchantment. It was
rather late to make these discoveries.
He did not leave us at once; It seemed
as If he staid Just long enough' for me to
know all I had lost Since then he hod
been with us again for a whole month;
but little Walter was 111 with a spinal
affection that kept him on his back, and
me by his side; and though Cedrlc used
to relievo me often by day and by night
I could see from my window, and from
occasional glimpses In tho drawing-room,
that the balance of his time was spent In
"Aunt Susette s beau Is going to make a
kite," Teddy confided to Walter one day.
"Whos he?" asked Walter from his
"Why, Cedrlc, of course Cedrlc Browne.
Bridget says so herself," as If that put
the matter beyond dispute.
The next day when Cedrlc came up to
amuse Walter with the affairs down
stairs, that youth demanded: "I say, are
you weally Aunt Susette's beau, Cedrlc?
Adrtenne's ever so much nicer. When I'm a
man I'll marry Adrlenne."
"Then you 11 be luckier than I.xsald
Cedrlc, winding up a top, and spinning
It on his palm.
It was a year since then. I no longer
went out; I was fairly pass6. Aunt
Browne had abandoned all hopes of me.
I was a good nursery maid, a cheap gover
ness, an Inexpensive companion In the
family. In the meantime I could have
married any day, If I had chosen to ac
cept Rev. Abel Amherst, and transfer my
labors to the parsonage. To be sure, this
would not have proved the brilliant mar
riage my aunt had expected of me, nor
the romantic one I had dreamed of my
self, and It was not till I came Into pos
session of a certain family secret that I
began to revolve the possibility In my
mind. It seems that whsn my aunt mar
ried her second husband, Mr, Browne
Susette and Anne were both Lowells
they had subsisted upon the patrimony
left to Cedrio by his own mother, and
that after his father's death, Cedrio had
turned in the same yearly Income from
the estate for family use, and that I,
Adrlenne Lennox, owed my dally bread
to the man whom I had refused, and who
had forntien me. Earning my own live
Uhood T out of the question, drudgery
was rt only vocation, and that was too
badly .did to be encouraging. I looked
at Rev. Abel Amherst often at this period.
with a view to Installing htm In Cedrlc's
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place. If Ccdrlc would only vacate. Oddly
enough, Mr. Amherst renewed his suit at
this time, and pressed It with tho eager
ness of a lover, and for the first time I
began to hesitate. "Tho woman who
hesitates Is lost," said Susette.
I had been out on tho hills one day try
ing to make up my mind to forget Cedrlc,
nnd marry Mr. Amherst; but whenever
I began to think of going to parish meet
ings, becoming the president of Dakota
leagues nnd sewing circles, visiting the
poor, nnd drinking tea opposite Rev. Mr.
Amherst all tho rest of my days, some
how or other Cedrlc's face would slip
Into the picture uninvited, and blot out
his rival's as strong sunlight fades a
"Thero is a letter for you, Adrlenne,"
said Aunt Browne, when I entered the
house, "In tho music room, on the top of
the dado under Mozart's picture." I
went Into the music room, hut thero was
no letter to be seen.
"Perhaps one of the girls has removed
It," sho suggested. But no one had
meddled with It.
"Grandma cooked a letter over tho tea
kettle," said little Teddy, reflectively.
"Yes," said grandma, "I wrote a letter
to your pa, child. I hadn't any blotting
paper, but the fire answers tho purpose
quite as well."
At that time I had never heard of open
ing letters by steam. Well, we ransacked
the house for the truant letter, but In
"Who was It from, aunt?" I asked.
"How should I knpw, child?"
"But the handwriting the postmark?"
"The postmark was blurred."
"Had It a foreign stamp?" I asked, with
sudden eagerness. Ccdrlc had gone abroad
some months before, and I had not heard
of his return.
"A foreign stamp! No. Were you ex
pecting a foreign letter?"
"N-o; but It Is the unexpected that al
ways happens, you know."
"It's awfully provoking," said Susette.
"Perhaps It was only the recipes Mrs.
Clarke was going to send you."
"Nothing more likely; but what has be
come of It? It's a prolonged game of hunt
"And supposing It's a letter notifying
you of the existence of a first Mrs.
Amherst," put In Anne, "or of a legacy
left by your forty-fifth cousin In Australia
And then tho door-bell rang.
Well, after that I suppose I must havo
accepted Mr. Amherst. Everybody be
haved as If I had. I received congratula
tions nnd a ring, and the parish began
repairs upon the parsonage beforo I could
muster courage to tell Mr. Amherst all
about Cedrlc and my mistake, how I
wasn't at all sure I could ever get over
It and care for anybody else, but that
I would do my best. And he smiled In a
sort of absent way when I told him, but
seemed content to take me as I was, for
better or for worse; only It did strike me
sometimes that he was the most undem
onstrative lover In Christendom; but I
hadn't much experience In lovers, and
perhaps they weren't as gushing In real
life as novels pictured. He used to kiss
my hand when we parted; that was all.
He was very gentle, but a little sad I
fancied, with a look which might mean
that he was afraid of so much 'happiness,
or thnt to marry the woman he loved
wasn't all fancy painted It; and some
times I thought I had perhaps done wrong
to tell him everything about Cedrio so
unreservedly; yet I had only meant to be
honest. But the day was appointed, and
suddenly Cedrlc appeared among us, when
I thought he was at the world's end, and
he and the girls decorated the church with
white held daisies and grasses for the
occasion. You may believe that I avoided
the sight of Cedrio In tho Interval before
the wedding as much as possible, but
somehow I was always stumbling upon
him; he seemed to be perpetually at my
elbow; he surprised, me more than once
with traces .of tears upon my face; the
sound of his voice made my heart turn
and quiver within me. If I had dared
to withdraw at this juncture I m afraid
I should havo done so; but it was too late;
and though I felt like a Hypocrite when
ever Mr. Amherst appeared, his look of
sober satisfaction, which reminded me of
thoso lines of Matthew Royden on Sir
A full assurance given by looks.
Continual comfort in a face,
The lineaments of gospel books,"
might have taught me that all was well
'You are the oddest sweethearts I ever
saw," gossiped Susette. "I wouldn't
give a straw for such a lover; and as for
you, Adrlenne, you resemble a ghost more
than a bride."
In short, a thousand years of purgatory
would 111 represent my sufferings during
those last weeks before my wedding.
Well, to crown the whole. Aunt Browne
said Cedrlc must give me away; he was
the only male relative, the head of tho
family, so to speak, and he could do It
"Wo shall see, ' said he, I m afraid I
should make a poor figure at giving
Adrlenno away;" and he stroked bis
mustache as he spoke, and looked at me
Just as he looked that day when wo
gathered the laurel for Susette's fete I
could have sworn he did. I didn't answer,
for fear my voice would be husky and the
tears would start.
Tho wedding was to be quite private
only relatives. Aunt Browne arranged
everything to suit herself and the pro
prieties; It didn't become 'a clergyman's
bride to make a great parade. At the
church, I remember, my veil caught In
the carriage door, and an orange Blossom
tumbled from my wreath, which Cedrlc
picked up and wore in his buttonhole.
Then he drew my half lifeless arm In his,
and directly the wedding march pealed
forth in great resounding waves' of
melody. My grandmother's India muslin
blew out in abundant creamy folds be
hind me, and Cedrlc and I were standing
before tho .altar, and Mr. Amherst was
reading the marriage service!
I believe Aunt Browne fainted, or she
would havo forbidden the banns.
'You see it .was impossible for me to
give you away, Adrlenne," said Cedrio
later, when we were steaming out of town.
'Amiierst Is a trump, and may he nnd a
wife as sweet as Mrs. Browne! If it
hadn't been for him I should have been
of all men tho most miserable today.
What do you think he did? Why, he
wrote mo all that sad littlo story you
thought right to tell him, and added that
he would not deny he was making a sacri
fice; in renouncing you ho renounced all
that mado life lovely to him except his
woik; yet he felt that it was better one
Bhould fall of a heaven on earth than that
two should suffer, and that. If I loved you.
as I had once said, would. I take his place
at the marriage and allow him to solem
nize It? It was a whim of his to have It
so, 'to avoid explanations,' he said. I
couldn't believe in my luck you Know,
Adrlenno. We bandied letters to and fro,
canvassing the subject; I feared ho had
mado a mistake, as I had renewed my
offer some little while before, but had
received no reply; still, a dozen things
happen to letters every day."
"Yes, and something happened to
yours," I Bald.
"Years after, when Susette and Anne
were married, when Adele's husband had
taken the children home to a new mamma,
and Aunt Browne had gone to the "land
of the hereafter," when Cedrio was re
pairing the old house for a summer resi
dence, in ripping away the ancient dado
In tho musto room, which had always
warped away from the wall in warm
weather, leaving a little crack, tho car
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