The Woodward News. (Woodward, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, October 19, 1894 Page: 3 of 5
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"All rommntii' .rWi* f,,r this (npor ihouU
,u""" 'lie author, not
rlljr lor iHihllcuUon but u n rvlilmca
Inlthwiiho p«it nf n)( wr||0r Witt*
*.*)''• ",# WP®'' Hs pHrtlr ukirty
to Iwro tli«
RIGHT AND PROPER.
And thu* It til begun.
He « w her horns from innetlng,
Jum u he ebould huvn dour,
for elie «u the panion'e dautititer
And he wm the dotron'e eon.
Oe adled to eee her father
Upon ■ Sunday night:
Ho cMilod 10 ewt her lumber,
And thai wan but polite.
They ulw«v medn him welcome,
A* f'i: y <1! 1 avery one;
And Uicii- hy, 'iwm the parson'*
And bo wan tlio ihtacuu'i sou.
At length i hero came a orlela:
Ho took her out in ride,
And love ci criame hie nhynru,
He begged her be hi* bride,
And goulp never wondered
for one , at what w * done,
i\ r aho .i* the pareon'n ilnn^htor,
And he «u thedeueon'« >u&
The irtrl wm itml and pretty.
And alio 'tiuld new and t«aku;
And he wn i lull and manly,
And buld In meeting epuke;
And all waa right ami proper,
The prue waa fairly won,
Forahe w ili pn—V. rtaiirhinr,
Aad be wi< the dc^uou a
"TWW H n.irrow. la O«oil Uoueekeciil
THE OLD MILL MYSTERY
By Arthur W. Marchmont, B. A.
I ( lOucrrlihl. IMS, by Ike Author)
"You hail lictter sit down, Mary," lie
•■Id. very kindly and gently, but In a
inu■ 111< r calculated to Add to her
alarm. "I have a good deal to wiy to
>n't keep me in
"What la it about
■he asked. "Please
auspense, but tell tne what It jit at
"In the first place, tell me," ho suld,
very seriously and concernedly!
"whether you think you can trust tne
as a friend."
"Yes.'' answered the frirl; "you may
know thut; otherwise 1 should not
have come to you as 1 did this morn-
"Then will you tell mo why you
wanted that money?"
The question surprised lier. and she
shrank from it almost as if it had been
"No: I cannot tell you that. I had
■udden need of the uionew"
"Was it for Tom li'ovlance?" he
asked, with equal suddenness, looking
keenly at her.
_ "I said I could not tell you, Mr.
Gorrin-re. If I hail known it was to
nsk me this question that yon wanted
me, I should not have come lien- now
Kay, I should not have come t<, vou ns
and—and the note had my own private
nmrk on it, which Murstone knows; *<>
ho - he thought it would ba batter to—
to show It me."
"Ho thought Tom might hare stolen
it from you to cover tho amount stolen
from the fuuil, I suppose?" aald Mary,
In elaar, dUtlnet. scornful tones. "I
don't believe a word about any more
mouey being short. I believe It's all u
lie from first to last," she said, vigor-
ously. "I|ut you know Tom better
than to believe a word of It You havo
had him about you hero In this oOlee.
H any man knowa that Tom's as
Straight as a die, you must know It"
Ketiben (lorrlnge did not speak, and
avoided tho girl's look. The expres-
sion of euger, harassed pain In her. lyes
was too distressing for him to endure
when he reflected that ho had to thrust
tho bayonet deeper into the wound
"Wl>y ••"n't you apeak, Mr. Uorrlnge?
hy don't you answer?"
"1 know not how to answer, Mary,"
lie replied. In a tone acaroely above a
"Ih yon mean that you don't know
that Tom'a straight?" she cried, at her
heart a tfreut fear.
"I have told you that I would not let
myself hold a doubt of him. You know
how 1 huve trusted him, how I have
had him hero in tho office. If there is
any change In him. I do not believe it
' his fault I know that in some
tiling he litis changed. I havo heard
It . i .i np^nt money—mor** money
than before. Ilo Hum drawn .,tjt all his
money froin tho Having* bank. He
has been with—with those who will
do him no good. Hut it in not l.ls
fault. Nay, indeed, the blame in part-
"What do you mean
"It was my fault that the girl over
came here. I did not know—I could
not know—what would ht ppen"-lie
said this as If excusing himself. "I
only thought to bring a good hand
hero at tho timo of the strike; but I
had never a thought of what might
i mean?" asked Mary,
morning;" and she rose to
1 did thii
"Don't go. I wished to see whether
yon would, as yon said, trust me. I
see you do not. I know that von wanted
the money for Tom. Here is the note
that I gave you. 11 was brought to me
liy Murstone, who hud it from Tom
within an hour or two of ronr bcinir
Iho girl made no answer, but sat
flown again in her chair. She knew
there was more to come.
"Why did Mnrstouo bring you that
note?" she asked.
"Will you tell me whether you have
heard anything about money matters
wet ween the two men? Did you know
the purpose for which Tom wanted this
money when you gave it to him? If
you would tell me it would make me
able to speak with greater freedom "
"I know what lies were told about
Tom having kept some of tho money of
^lie sick fund," said Mary, angrily.
. "I thought so too."
"You thought so? Say whether you
kntne Tom to be as straight as I know
him to be. Don't sa.v you thought,
ihat means you don't think so now."
"That means that I don't-or rather
that I can't—think so now."
Mary rose from her chair, her face
fliifhed crimson and her eyes (lashing
avith angry light
"This is no place for me, then," she
enid. "I will stay nowhere to hear
Tom—my Tom, my husband that is to
1)0—insulted like that"
; "You are right to be angry. I admire
yon for it. I knew you would be, and
that made me hesitate how to speak at
first. I know you may think I have
Borne cowardly motive in saying what
;I have said, and what I have to say.
Hut I ean find no one else to say It;
land yet you must know all; and'you
will help me. anil help us all. if you do
•tot make it so difficult for nie to
' ills manner impressed the girl, and
the fear that then was something
Teally serious to !>e heard overcame
even her anger.
"If there is anything that I ought to
know. I will try to be patient while
you tell me; but please do not a^ain
make such charges against him, or
may not be able to keep my temper.'
. "1 will try to give you the facts by
themselves, and leave you to form
your opinion; but I shall be obliged to
nslt you a question now nnd ngain.
You say you know that the trustees of
the sick fund believe the books to lie
jwrong; that, acting under this belief,
they went to Tom last night nnd
naked him to explain; that ho did not
Iglve any explanation which they could
understand,• that ho said he had tho
•proper amount of money in the house;
that when ho went to fetch it he re-
turned with a broken cash box which
•was empty; that he said the money had
lieen stolen, and that he took the
money which the book showed to be
the balance round to them this morn-
ing. You know that?"
"I know that some one stole the
money belonging to tho sic'ic fund
which was in the cash box, and that
Tom took tho full amount for which
lie was accountable to them to-day."
- "Do you know that he gave up Ida
books in order that no scandal might
"1 know that ho allowed himself to
1>c browbeaten outof his books by some
threats that they made about public-
Stv " miiil
"Whom do yi
her face pale.
"Forgive mo If I pain yon. I referto
what everyone In Wnlkden llrldgo
knows—the relations of Tom with the
She hail fell It coming, but the blow
struck her with cruel force. She sat
silent, first trying to calm herself, and
next trying to force herself t„ be
angry, then to persuade herself that it
was all untrue. But slie could not do
it at once, for all the hard struggle
that she made. She could not but fel l
the truth of what lay beneath what
Reuben Corringe had said, and she
longed nnd yet dreaded to hear more.
"Savannah Morbyn is not a woman
to lie trusted," said the manager, after
n pause. "I know that now. I fear
that the money has been spent upon
her. And how much lias gone I can-
not yet tell."
"Do you mean that more of the sick
fund money has gone?" nsked Mary, in
n dull, misery-tuned voice.
"Worse than that—much worse, I
fear. When those men enmo to me to- '
•lay and told me what you know, I felt
that, though I trusted Tom Itoylauc
eoul.l not do otherwise than look Into
the books here. I havo done so to-
Aa ho spoke ha pnt the bonlra and
papers away |n drawer, looked It, pat
the key in Ills pocket and then got up
as if tho interview was at an end.
''Forgive me, forglveraei I have been
bitterly unkind; but you eannot tell
what all this la to me. I et me see you
again, and try to do notblnff till then.
I cat,not bear any more n4w;" aad
with that Mary hurried from the room.
what tom rad to sat.
Mary left the mill feeling wraUshad
and heart broken. In the gloomy de-
jection which came over her, even the
confldenoe she had felt in Tom'a inno-
cence in the matter of the money
troubles was shaken, and more than
once she asked herself whether any of
tho terrible accusations could possi-
bly bo true.
She went home and tried to assume
something of her usually cheerful de-
"Savannah's been here asking for
you," said her mother. "Heem'sagood
bit put out about something or other.
I can't make her out; aud I'm blest If
I'm not glad she's gone. Can't like the
lass, for all her soft waysand voice and
"What did she want?"
"Didn't say; except that she wanted
to speak to you. Seemed mighty
curious to know whether you'd come
from tho mill yet."
K r a moment the mention of Navan-
iial.'s visit drew uway Mary's thoughts
from the chief subject; but they noon
went liack to Tom and the course
which she had better take.
She made up her mind before she fin-
ished her tea, and sho startled her
mother by tho abruptness with which
she jumped up from the table and put
on her hat Sho would go straight to
Tom, tell him all sho had heard, or
nearly all, and ask him what it meant.
Tom was at homo when sho reached
the cottage. Ho was sitting alone,
looking so dejected and miserable that
the girl's heart went out to him with a
great rush of sympathy and love. Ilo
looked up when sho entered and gave
her a smile of welcome—a sad, feeble
smile enough, that flickered out quick-
ly, and was followed by a look of
anxious, searching scrutiny which
Mary could not fail to notice. He
seemed ns if ho was almost afraid of
What might bo her object in coming to
GOV. HENRY B. CLEAVES. OF MAINE.
Su.ru,republican majority. H.
CAPTURED BY STRATEGY.
How a United States Marshal
Fooled the Moonshlnors.
"• App« r«.t n. forr Them u an Kihorter
aud Hon Their ronOdrnn III.
LaM Herman Waa s
Very Short line.
^ Hirrowv or th humon.
tha Wert at the Olaelal Astlaa af Um lea
The Hudson river, as we call it, along
the western shore of tho island of Man.
hattan, Is now a majestic estuary rather
than a river, and Is deep enough for all
the uses of gnat shlpi Hat Its present
bottom is formed of the rock wreckage
if an earlier day. which has largely
ailed up a chasm once several hundred
feet deep, through which the old rlvor
Ho colossal waa the sheet of lee which
Jaroe sweeping down from the north-
west over tho top of the l>alloadea in '
the oe age that thia ancient ehasm of j
the Hudson rivor-a veritable canon
anoa—changed Its course no whit For
the direction of the grooves and |
•cratches seen everywhere on the ex- !
p< ed surface of the I'allsades. and
pointing obliquely across the river's |
course, run in the aame direction as do
those on the rocks over which tho city
It not Infrequently happens that
steamers and ships bound for New
ork, when not quite oertaln of their
whereabouts «s they approach the
ooa«t, are compelled to seek what help
they can by consulting the nearest
land, which, under these conditions, U
the sea-bottom. The sea-bottom along
our coast has lieen so often and so
carefully "felt" that we know a great
plateau extends out beyond thu const
line for some eighty or ninety miles,
where it suddenly falls off Into tho
great depths of the Atlantic. The
place on whleh New York stands was,
t is believed, onoe much higher than
It is now, and was separated from the
^orth Atlantic border by some eighty
or nh jty miles of low sea-ooast land,
knowledge that It Is right to punish I n"w "l,k"n<,|Ved, and forming this great
other Baklag Pow-
der* in Leaven-
The most Careful Housewife
will use no other.
^ "Look here," said the commander,
"If you've conic here to stir up sedition
I'll hnng you." ,
I don t wish to stir up sedition; I
om simply begging for the right. I
will preach in that old log house
yonder at early candle light this even-
ing; and all that want to come are
They let him preach and he preached
n pretty fair sermon. The commander
must liuvo been influenced, for ha
'Tell mo what you believe to be tho
worst." she said, clasping her hands
together tightly and knitting her
I cannot say how much has gone,
lint I have found one amount, and a
considerable one. And I know that
there are others."
"Andyou believe that Tom has taken
it?" she asked.
"I cannot believe that he has not,"
was the reply.
llut her concern was not on account
of money. She did not for a moment
credit the possibility that Tom would
do anything of the kind. Ilcr only fear
was about Savannah. Thus she sur-
prised Oorringe by laugliingat the idea
that Tom had actcd as suggested.
"It Is nonsense—sheer, silly non-
sense." she snid. "Tom would not rob
a millionaire of a penny piece. It Is
nonsense. There is some blunder, or
somebody else litis taken what you have
missed. What does he say to such a
• I have not told him. I have spoken
only to you."
"I suppose that is what yon think
prudent and brave. To try and set mo
against him with charges which you
dare not make to his face," she burst
out; venting on him the anger which
sho felt on account of the tale, about
Savannah. "That is the net of a man,
indeed," she added, very bitterly.
• It I have deserved thnt taunt I am
sorry. If I have not you should be
sorry. Whether I have or not Aon
shall judge for yourself. Look here at
this book and these papers," and as
he spoke he spread before lier the pa-
pers which showed the missing sum.
"W hy show these to tne?" she cried.
"I do not understand them."
et they trace tho amount to a cer-
tain point and then show thnt it disap-
peared. llut the last person to whom
it is traced is Tom Roylance. See here,
again." and he took other papers.
"I don't want papers!" she cried, im-
patiently, pushing them nway from be-
fore her and refusing to read them. "I
don't understand them. If they stated
in black and white that Tom had taken
your money, I would not believe them
one minute against his word. Where
is he? Send for him, and tvhen you are
face to face tell him whnt you have
told .mo. lie will have an explana-
I'or the moment sho could find noth
jng to say, and busied horse'. In tak-
ing off her hat nnd jneket, loitering so
as to gain time. Then she went to
him, and, moved by n sudden Impulse,
put her arms round him nnd kissed
him. She was so rarely demonstratl
in her affection that so unusual an act
on her part unsettled hl.n somewhat,
and Ins response to her caress was not
a very warm one.
After a short timo tho stress of the
girl s emotion lessened and sho grew
calmer. Then they began to talk. At
first it was about subjects that had no
connection with the object of her
visit, but presently Tom told her of his
visit to Murstone nnd whnt hail passed.
"Did you notice any change in his
manner?" she asked.
"•Us manner is always beastly disa-
greeable; and to-day I could havo
struck him for his sneers anil insults.
In fact, I had plenty of difficulty to
keep my hands off him."
them got back
matter became serious. A large force
"Did ho givo you the books back?'
"No. On the contrary ho point blank
refused, nnd said something aliout hav-
ing them overhauled forthe whole time
I have been secretary, lie asked mo
whether I was sure that the balance
which tho book showed to be due was
all that was really due. 1 answered,
hotly enough, no doubt, that I would
huve no more to do with the wlmlo
business, and (lung the money on the
table, and left him. We should havo
come to blows if I'd stopped," said Tom.
'It was all the money that was duev
wasn t it. Tom'.'' asked Mary, pausing
a moment, in doubt how to ask this.
Tho question angered tho man.
"What you do mean? Do you mean
what he seemed to insinuate—thojt I'd
been keeping something back? ' Of
course, it was all tlrc money. Didn't I
tell you so last night? I should have
thought you would be ready to believe
tne. at any rate."
"I do. Tom; of course, I do. But I
want to tell you what they say now
and I don't know how to begin." '
"What do they say?" he asked,
"They say that there Is another
amount of ten pounds due," said Mary
speaking slowly and hesitatingly, mid
scarcely raising her voice above a whis-
"The liars!" burst from the maa'n
lips. "\\ ho has told you this?"
"I heard it from ilcuben Gorriuge, i
to whom Murstone had been."
"So (lorringo is iny enemy. Is he?" '
exclaimed Tom. excitedly. "I thought !
I noticed something strange in his con-
"I don't think he is against yon,
I om— ' then she suddenly stopped, re-
membering the second and graver ac-
cusation—"at least not in that. He '
gave Murstone the money at once. He WCT* 80 up and werc fircd uP°n '™nj
said that he was sure yon would'wish ambusl1' Thuy took possession of the
it paid at once, and so he paid it." country, opened regular military quar-
"The devil he did! And what rio-ht teF\ and 'nnde numerous arrests,
has he got to interfere in my affairs? not bin" "t! <l,,cstl"ns nnd learned
■I o do a tiling like that is just as much Th® J'°Un?. men were
[Special Letter. 1
It was known in the United States
marshal's office at Nashville that wild-
est whisky was coming down tho Cum-
berland river. Tho marshal was new
in office and therefore was determined
to do bis duty, which, of course, was
to see that tho illicit distilleries, no
matter how remote, should be destroyed
and that the distillers should bo
brought to justice. His predecessor in
office had been likewise determined
and hod sent bravo men to the moun-
tains, but whisky had continued to 1
como down the Cumberland river. The
present marshal, Capt Haves, an old
confederate officer, said that he thought
that when the boys found out that
he really wanted them to quit they
would do so. He understood them, ho i
knew their natures, their Impulsiveness !
and their disposition to yield to per- 1
suasion. So ho sent a deputy and four ,
men to tell the tioys to quit. One night '
about a week later some one rang the I
door bell and the marshal himself went
to the door.
"Why," said he, "have you got back, ' oonntermanded his order and
Caney?" Innocent werc not punished. Eve
Caney answered: "Yes, just about." ( day after this the old fellow preached
rtL 'S 1,10 dePuty marshal?" In the log house, got tip a revival in
..«-u 'iss bttck' to° " faet' and so 1'1'ieh of a stir was made
«hy didn t he come round?" that several of the soldiers arose nnd
"Well, I 'lowed that his folks needed asked that the prayers of the churc
him more than you did, so I unloaded ! might be given in their behalf. After
•ww" a . I n"'llilc the preacher liegan to implore
W hat, you don t mean that he's the commander to withdraw his troops,
v . i. . "Il iH i"1P"Mihl1'at this time to cap.
ti ■ ?' n now, but he was. the men yott want." said he " q
lie s dead at present. I'm the only one y°u migrlit as well depart. These neo.
that got back whole." I pie haven't more to live on than th£
Y\ ellf I ilniOnrn Tll.ln'* *~l« I nna/1 i . ^
AM THE IXITF.n STATES HAItslIAL
| pie haven't more to llv
declare. Didn't you tell i need themselves; and you don't want
those boys that I wanted them to quit , to reduce the food of those little chil
their foolishness?" j dren. Take your troops away and 1
) es, and they must have been hard I wlll give you my word that they shall
of hearing, for they kept on a shoot- I no* •* Hred upon."
, The commander finally agreed to thU
tvell, 1 must send them a little an(' the troops departed. They filed
a'.TJ: «° ", „ through dangerous places but they
And he did. Soldiers were sent up ! were not fired upon. It was expected
to the mountains and one or two of I that the preacher would soon go. but
And after this the 1 _h<3 did not. He kept up his meetings,
he told the people that as lie had
polled the soldiers, so would he expel]
their sins. Each night he became more
nnd more fervent; he implored the dis-
tillers to acknowledge their faults, to
give up a business that brought
much trouble to their neighbors.
"I have learned who you are," said
he, "and I know that you have confl.
dence in me. And I believe that if 1
can convince you that you can make
more money at some other work, you
j will be willing to give up the produc-
| tion of liquor. So I have decided tc
j preach a special sermon to you dis-
; tillers. I don't say that you lire sin-
ners more than other men; I don't say
that you are committing a crime; but I
do say that I would like to arg*ue with
you. Do you know that these moun-
tains contain gold? Do you know that
I can go and dig It out? I can, but I
need help, and if you will go in with
me, each one of you shall be a partner.
I do not extend this invitation to you
all; I simply want the men who havo
gone wrong according to the whims of
the law: and now, to-morrow evening
I am g,ling to give a talk to those of
you who are dircctly interested."
There was a great deal of whisper-
ing, and when the candles were lighted
continental plateau. Indeed, the New
Jersey and adjacent coast is still sinking
at the rate of a few Inches in a century.
For ua to-day the Hudson river ends
southward where it enter* New York
harbor. But a channel, starting ten
miles southeast of Sandy Hook, and in
a general way continuing tho line of
the Hudson, runs across the submerged
continental plateau, where finally, after
widening and deepening to form a tre-
mendou. submarine chasm. It abruptly
ends whe«*e the plateau falls off Into
the deep sea
This chasm nenr tho end of the sub.
merged Channel Is, if wo may believe
tho story of tho plummet, twenty-five
miles long, a mile and a quarter wide,
and in places two thousand feet in
vertical depth below its submerged
edges, themselves far beneath the
"This "drowned river" la probably
the old channel of what wo call the
Hudson river, along which a part of
the melting glacier sent its flood dur-
ing and at the close of the age of ice.
And so at last—rounded and smoothed
rock surfaces, where once sharp crags
towered aloft; glacial grooves and
scratches on every hand; erratic
bowlders, great and small, cumbering
the ground; a typical rocking-stono
delioately poised by vanishing forces
long ago; a terminal moraine so great
that it forms picturesque londsoape
features visible many miles away —
these are some of the records of tho
great ice ago which one may spell
out in a holiday stroll about New York.
—T. Michcll Prudilen, M. D., in Har-
A MEXICAN POS1 MASTER.
An OOlre that la m Good Deal 01 m gliie«
Prof. Carl Lumholtz. whoso studies
Of the Mexican Indians have added
*1,1 to our knowledge of ethnology,
relates this Incident of an experience
he had With an Official in the far-off
Interior of that all but unknown dis-
trict inhabited by the Tarahumaris red
Ciitu owns mo miles of railroad.
Dapbn owns 830 milasof railway.
Ikbi.a*i> owna 3,00) miles of railway.
Cuima ownsaod operates all her rail-
^ Somk 181 miles of railroad la owned by
lli:l4iicil ->wns about 8,000 miles ol
E\oi.ajfd and Wales own 14,034 miles
Tiik German empire
*40 miles of railway.
8coTl.ANnhus3.llg mile, of railway
belonging to the state.
9 °.w"* and °P®ratea nearly
2,000 miles of railway.
Havaria had l,H0fl miles of railway
owned by the government
mJ" ?,tBteH of ('0'ombfa owned
118 milea of railway in lsoa
Dkxmakk has about l.ooo miles of
railroad owned by the government
FltANtE owns about 2,000 miles of
railway, but most or quite all is leased
To a small aoal a dollar alwaya look*
It jan't the blggeat tree that bcara the
Wire* riches fly theydonotdo It with
I iikiir la no deception ao dangerous
as sOlf-deceptlon. ge
Which we fall to Justify cralves we
lose our self respect
-nan who livca only to please
about SI,- himself haaa hard master.
Sty," said Slary
"Hut do you not know that sub-
sequent examination of the books
showed a further amount missing of
"No," answered Mary, emphatically;
"and I don't believe it. If these men
were fools enough to believe Tom
would take money placed in his charge
for such a purpose, they would he
spiteful enough to try and make the
hooks out to bo wrong. Hut if ten
pounds is claimed, ton pounds can lie
"It has been paid already," said
"Who paid It?"
"I did. I said I knew there must bo
a mistake, and that I thought Tom
would wish the nmotint paid at once. I
thought you would wish that to bo
done, Mary, when I saw what you had
wanted tho other teu pounds for."
"Hut why dlrl they bring that to you
"They came to tell me about it all,
"If lie comes here will you ask him
whether lie has given tho money to
Savannah Morbyn?" asked Oorringe.
No," she answered, flushing. "1
will not insult him by even hinting at
such a thing. Whnt is it to you what
he does with his money?"
It is nothing to nic wnutliedocs
with his," said (Jorringe, hastily. It
was the first slip lio had made dnrin"
the interview, but he was irritated .at
finding her so persistent in lier belief
in her lover's honesty.
She took lire tit the words instantly.
"You needn't imply by your sneers
that he has taken yours for such a pur-
pose. It is easy to sni cr at on absent
man," she said; but Kcuben Oorringe
had conquered his irritation before she
"Have I done wrong to take yon into
the secret. Mary?" lie asked, somewhat
sadly. ' I would not havo done so had
I not thought that with your assistance
some means could have been devised to
put things on another footing. My
wish was to try antl do him good for
your sake: but if it only lingers yon
for me to tell you what has happened
then, indeed, I have blundered. Hut,
at least, I have done nothing to deserve
"I am sorry I was hasty," said Mary
"I can see you meant to do what was
best. Hut what do you mean to do?"
"A question of this kind, and ull that
it may lend to, does not ro t with me.
It is solely for old Mr. Coode. Ho will
settle what shall bo done. What I
thought to do was to get you to help in
nnravcling tho cords that seem to bind
Tom to a course of conduct that looks
like ruin. He can't keep in with such
a girl as .Savannah without suffering.
However. I have made a blunder, I
suppose, and I am sorry."
as to confess that tho lie'is true " ril r^nt;the won>en could do nothing but ! next evening it looked as thongi
go and have this out with Murstone Fggio' ?nd ,the old men Weed that , the congregation was going to be
«l ne. The villain, to trump up such a Wn wild"cat ' ''Ut tb?.1">Ust' ''e&an
dastardly tale against me!" .^0 commu?it>' but they knew | to fiu !'• and by the time the old man
He got up excitedly from his chair " ^ ab°nt After a sojourn of nrose there was quite an audience. Hut
as i f to go out. ' 6evcral weeks the soldiers broke camp just as he took his text an excitement
Hut lie changed his purpose as snd- ^°d™yched away: nd as they were j^ose. A volley of guns was fired,
anil began walking'oulckiv un I St'"* th'ou«h1a ravino were fired upon. doors were broken open -the sol-
aml down the room. i A. y wheeled about and reestablished diershad returned. Not a single ma*
"I wonder what on earth it can all
mean?" he exclaimed, as if thinking I
aloud. "It seems as if there was soino j
conspiracy all about me to get me into I
disgrace. I don't understand it." I
"Murstone—is ho a straight man?"
asked the girl.
rt •YeS' ,rM' ''e's straight enough,
lies n disagreeable, sneering beast;
but he's straight enough," was the an-
"Is he not too sharp to make a mis-
lie stopped suddenly, wheeled round
and faced the girl at this.
fro bb coNTTsnn.]
A Mystery Kxplnlood.
The problem has puzzled many why
two pieces of wood sawn from the
same section of tree should possess
very varied characteristics when used
in different positions. For example, ..
gate post will bo found to decay much
faster if the butt end of the tree is
uppermost than would be tho case if the
top wore placed in this position. Tbo
reason is that tho moisture of tho
atmosphere will permeate tho pores of
the wood much more rapidly tho way
the trees grew than It would If In the
opposite direction. Microscopical ex-
amination proves that the pores invite
the ascent of moisture, while they re-
pel its descent. Take the familiar
case of a wooden bucket Many may
have noticed that some of the staves
appear to be entirely saturated, ivhUo
others are apparently quite dry. Thia
arises from tho same causo; the dry
staves aro In the same position In
which tho trco grew, while tho
saturated ones are reversed.
the camp, declaring that they would ^ escaped; the defenseless congregation
quarter themselves upon the people was at the mercy of tho soldiers. Man
until tho outlaws were given up to jus-j aftcr man U HS hound; and when tin
tlce. Two months passed and every- last ono had been rendered helpless,
thing was at peace. The young men I the Prea°her remarked: "Hrethren
went about their crops, the women j m-v discourse shall be short. I am th«
worked at their hand looms nnd the ' United States marshal." Orre Read.
old men sat about, chewed tobacco and j a Contents Martyr.
talked of the war. And while all this | Ah. his feet were both mismated and
his elbows dislocated and his flesh all
husbandry was In progress, from Nash
officer In command swore that he would ' .n.nd h,s -breast wa«
i ukuk are numbers of flowcr-sliaped
watches in enamel, bucIi as the pansy,
daisy aud oocn rosa.
ptjjilsh every man in the community,
that he would tie up the young fellows
by tho thumbs, gag the women and
imprison the old-timers, and he was
about to do this when a preacher ap-
peared npon the sccne.
He was on oldish, lanklsh-lootring fel-
low, a product of the mountains, rude
but with quaint wisdom In his
speech. He implored the com-
mander not to punish the inno-
cent simply because the guilty
had outwitted him. Ho quoted (Scrip-
ture and prayed. The commander or-
dered him out of camp but he refused
to go. "These people are strangers to
me," said tho preacher, "but it is my
duty to intercede for them. I do not
live near them; I live on a mountain
far from here, but news of their dis-
tress reached mo and deep in my heart
a voice told me to come and help them.
I know no government except the gov-
ernment of tho Lord. Noah planted
vines and made wine, and why haven't
these people a right to plant corn and
make whisky? Is the husbandnvu, to
be deprived of the fruits of his labor?
If the making of whisky was right forty
years ago it- is right now. If It is
wrong, it is the greed of the govern-
ment that has made it so. Hut I won't
argue on that line. Wo will assume
it is wromr. bat we won't ac-1
thick with gore, and his scalp hind sid«
before, out of place.
And his frontal lobe was battered, and
his whiskers widely scattered, and his
vertebra was shattered and his eye; and
his neck wos all atwlst and his bruised
and bleeding fist hung down from his
broken wrist all awry.
And hia fle8h waa blood bespangled,
and his nose was badly mangled, and
his half-torn ears they dangled from
his head. And he had a caved-in chest
underneath his bloody vest, and his
teeth were all non est, all were shed.
Hut the man was bright, and iollv.
full of mod, vivacious folly, not a trace
of melancholy ever came. For this
football captain he, laughed in unre-
stricted glee, for though bruised to pulp,
you see, he'd won the game.-N. Y
"Vou ought to have no difficulty get-
ting- your client acquitted on the ground
of insanity," said one lawyer to an-
. "What evidence could I offer?"
"Merely the fact that he retained
you as his attorney."—Town Topics.
A Kurul Can-Can.
"What do you do with your corn!" he sou
To ill? Uard-Worked farmer man.
We eat what we can." the toiler replied
'Atul what we can't eat we can."
-Phillip Lewis, la Arkaasaw Trmr
On my arrival in Ouochochic I did not
find Don Miguel at home, to whom I
had letters of Introduction, but I met
one of his sons who also lives here. "I
am the postmaster," he said proudly
stepping forward and showing meat
the same time his credentials, which he
evidently always carried in his pocket
1 he mail from the lowlands to the
mining towns passes over this place
and the mail carrier sleeps at his house,
bringing also, in the course of the year,
a few letters to the inhabitants of this
part of the country.
We soon entered into conversation
about postal matters, which naturally
interested me greatly, as I was anxious
to hear as often as possible from the
outside world. I afterward learned
that he had some very original ideas
about his duties as postmaster. Letters
are rare in that remote part of thi
eountry, and, being desirous of know-
ing what was going on among his
neighbors, he was in the habit of satis-
fying his ourioslty by opening letters.
Not that he destroyed them: he always
Very coolly handed them avor opened
which naturally was thought rather
high-handed on his part aud not alto-
gether looked upon with favor.
He said he had heard that I could
cure people. To be a doctor means tc
the Mexican peasantry a comprehension
of all useful knowledge in this world
lie looked at me for it moment aud,
with a queer, hesitating expression in
his face, blurted out: "fan you cut out
trousers? lor some time lie had had
a piece of cloth in his house and ho
would pay me well if I could help him
to have it made into trousers I have
frequently been asked to mend watches
or sewing machines and to make prog-
nostications of the weather.
One of my companions deepl y offended
* man by sayinu that he did not know
how to muke apple-jack. "It U only
tweausevou do not want to tell," he
ItJii . fi:ood l*0Ple ur>' nstonlshed
and hurt It one s confession of Inabll.
'° ,;lP ln such matters. It is tho
?im ! • 0 medicine man that
.till survives in the minds of these pco-
Pie, and they, therefore, also look upon
Soctors with much greater respect than
upon other persons.—C hicago News.
Clever and Ingenloui Article* „f pMfu].
The Japanese have a mode of prepar-
ing stencils which is better than ours
In thnt it admits of a great deal of
•ipen cutting. In our method compli.
;ated figures must be di vided by broad
lines of paper in order to glue the
paper together and make the stencil
strong enough for use, and these bunds
of paper leave blanks in the design,
winch must often be fiHed In by hand.
The Japanese leave no s uch bands in
their stencils. They cut their stencils
outof two or sometimes three thick-
nesses of thin but tough paper; then
between each two of these sheets thev
lav. orossintr rmo anAtk.. J_ _ 11 ..
A HUNDRED YEARS AGO.
Tire first spinning machine bad not
been set up.
Imprisonment for debt waa a com-
Evkbt gentleman wore a cue and
powdered his hair.
a .T7fR«f ra" not * Publlc •••'vary in
tho United States.
Ai.most all the furniture i
ed from England.
There werc no maps, chartsor globes
In tho schoolrooms.
An old copper mino in Connecticut
was used as a prison.
There was only one hat factory, and
that made cocked hats.
A horseman- who galloped on a city
atreet waa fined four shilling*.
(.rockery plates were objected to
because they dulled the knives.
The Oldest *71 ti n, or Telegraphy
th. J, tr„e"tabli"1?1 bet««*n tho brain and
the .nerves, whi'h transmit instantaneously
"'l--'"1 of sensation aud ttinuirht
^h"l"ho*'k they experience These electric
ar?,ver-v vlvid' painful and disturb-
tog whoa the nerves are weak. Hostetter's
Stomach Bittern strengthens, soothes and
" ,?cn;?s tranquil. It indued
renders the nerves trunquii
Ti"]tte5—,','• Ullll you that Cholly's at-
tentions to Emily Brown would never
amount to anything." Airs. Trotter—"Well,
J£!t)Jr tl!°v fn itoned Dick
I^Ei?hi.E™po«"K at ""d Emily has
accepted him.* —Harper a Bazar.
"This," said the bachelor as he paid for
aewinir on a button, "is what is meant by a
•Ingle tax."—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
c«ueh. Take Some Bale'i
S? « Horehound and Tar iutUinter
noT^w?^!? Syn!ove aU n,e,n' but-vou
noi surely tell all men ao—unless vou have
left your purse athome.—^Young Men's Era.
Hall's Catarrh Cora
la taken internally Price 75c.
a little now and tUeu
in removing offend-
in* matter from the
atomach and l>owel*
and you thereby
avoid a multitude
01 distressing de-
rangements and dis-
eases, and will have
less frequent need
of your doctor's
Of all knowa
agents for this pur.
po«, Dr. Pierce'a
Plcasaut PellrtH ire
the best. Oare
ir-ca, tlwy it re sl-
wars Ih ravor.
Their secondary ef-
fect is to keep the
bowels open and
regular, not to fnr-
ther constipate, aa
is the case with
«... • Hence, their great popularity
with sufTcrcrs from habitual constipation
piles and their attendant discomfort and
manifold derangements. The "Pellets'*
are purely vegetable aud perfectly harmless
in any condition of the syXetn. No care S
required while using them; they do not
interfere with the diet, habits or occupa-
S flwp'S.1'nore"c,ion aft"-
I •The cure biliousness, „|cfc an<j
bilious headache, dizzincs., costivcur*. or
constipation' .onr stomach, loss of appetite
coated tongue, indigestion, or dyspepsia!
windy belching,, "heartburn," pa£%
distress after eating, and kindred derantre.
"/ liver, stomach and W&
fn proof of their superior excellence, it can
be truthful'y said, that they are nlwavs
adopted as a household remedy after tile
first trial. Put up in sealed, glass vials.
I " p ti frc,5h and ""able. One
little Pellet is a laxative, two are mildv
cathartic. A, a "dinner pill," to premott
digestion, or to relieve distress from over-
eating, take one after dinner. They are
r^dil^ke^hen.^"111"1 ^ chiJ"i
-^miawsssr n £?£
J'keS/°r ""/"l!" ' h'cause of paying hint
««5i hefp° bUt ** ia not one wha
h asana n n u al sal£sof 3i^dyons!
we al^o manufacture the
TOUCH UP SPOT
ifK7jp*rLv mVLU,: ;; *
St. Jacobs Oil
Will Cure It
M N.KRIRBANK OOMMNY stx<k.J
tions, human hairs or fibers of raw siiik
These are especially laid across the
open parts of the design, and when the
several layers of the stencil are glued
together they serve the same purpose
as the bands of paper left by our sten-
cil cutters, but they form no obstacle
to the application of the color, and
leave no blanks in the design.
The same clever workers use rice
paste, applied with the brush or with
stencils, for "stopping out" in dyeing
or in painting with dyes. When the
oolor is fixed tho rice paste can be
washed away. They also obtain the
opposite effect on silks of European or
American manufacture. Having found
that these often fade quicklv, they ex-
ecute* design on them in rice pa-,te
then treat them with chloride of lime
until they are bleached. The rice pasta
i tfcCn Tafhe.d away. leaving the deTurn
I in tho original color.-The Art Aiaatw
the pot insulted the kettle because
the cook had not used
sapolioshouflf eman°® cleant-ine3s.
sapolio should be used in every kitchen.
l"-*CT"Q mkmcai, to.
curt* rtertutv • 1
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