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MAK OF HONOR.
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It ti with joy that the trio learned
they were o near the city, and that
night held but little sleep for Uncle
Joshua and the woman who would wear
hli name on the morrow.
The ihort hour of the morning found
them (till awake and planning for the
At last, from sheer weariness, they
brought -their council to a close, and
each sought a pallet.
Long before the birds In the grove
began to chirp their morning lay, or
the sun appeared to light another day,
the little camp was astir, and by the
time the first rays of light appeared in
the eastern sky they were on their way
Morning gave way to noon and noon
to night and they were still on the
road, but just as they were beginning
to give up all hope of being able to
lodge within the city that night, a
faint glimmering light was discerned
far down the road.
To the weary travelers it appeared a
beacon lighting them on to peace and
happiness, and seemed to put new life
Into their weary frames.
Only a few minutes elapsed before
the pack mules were passing down the
main street of the populous mining
Then they came to a halt In front of
a brilliantly lighted house, and Uncle
Joshua went inside to see if they could
"Certainly, stranger. Bring them
right on in here, and I'll have your
mules unpacked and fed," said the inn
"I'll tend to the mules, my friend, if
you will show me where to put them,"
answered Uncle Joshua, "for I want
them well taken care of."
"As you will."
"Come, Marie, you and Jessie will
find a good room within, so dismount
and go in and rest," said Joshua, when
he returned to where he bad left then
They were only too glad to be able to
know the comforts of a house, so went
inside and were shown to a room at
"The best in the house," commented
the landlord as he was leaving.
"No doubt," Marie replied when the
door closed after him; "as all events it
is only blessed with three pieces of fur
niture," as she surveyed the articles Id
the room and found a small table, a
lamp and bed completed the furnish'
.. Some time elapsed before anything
was heard below that indicated Uncle
After a short conversation with
"mine host," uncle came and knocked
on the door.
"Come in," said a low voice, and
when he stepped in he glanced around
the room and noticed the meagre way
in which it was furnished.
"Not very inviting, Marie?"
"No; but perhaps we can find a bet
ter place to-morrow."
"At any rate we shall try. By the
way, supper is waiting, are you ready?
There, I know you are not. Why didn't
you have a pitcher of water and a basin
"I only discovered they were lacking
when I heard you come in."
"Well, I will bring them," and he
hurried down stairs and soon returned
with the needful.
When supper was over, uncle started
in quest of a magistrate or a minister
who could perform the ceremony that
would make him and Marie one.
An hour had passed since he took his
departure, and Marie began to grow
anxious for fear something had befallen
him, when welcome voices sounded on
"Come right upstairs, sir. . Will a
few of you gentlemen come also?'' uncle
could be heard saying, and then they
came nearer, the door was thrown
open, and the room was soon filled with
the invited guests who considered "a
few" included every one of them.
The words were soon spoken that
joined for life the two long separated
lovers. And as the rough, sturdy men
shook hands with the newly made man
and wife, the happy couple thought it
the most pleasing moment of their
When the last one had grasped their
hands and wished them "God speed"
through the storms of life, they seated
themselves for a talk.
The following morning, after the
breakfast hour was past, a committee
of the men who were present the night
before, waited upon Uncle Joshua and
wife and awkwardly informed them
they were the first couple married in
'Frisco who invited the miners and
they wished to show their apprecia
tion, and in behalf of thoee present,
present them with a home.
"But, my friends," answered Uncle
Joshua, "I am a stranger to you all,
and cannot begin to think of accepting
it, besides, I am well enough fixed not
to feel justified in taking what you have
all worked hard to get."
"The boys said it was for the lady, j
and she will accept It with our re
gards," and before Marie had time to
thank them they were gone, leaving
the papers on the table which conveyed
the property to her.
"Good, whole-souled men! God never
made better men than our rough
miners, whoa hearts are filled only
with generous Impulses," remarked
"And how glad I am that I have one
oi them ior a nuarjana, .Mine answered
looking slyly Into her husband's face.
"May you always consider me worthy
of the title."
That afternoon they took a walk out
to look through their new possession,
and found it very conveniently ar
"So much more comfortable looking
than the Inn, Joshua, let us move out
immediately," said his wife.
"Very well, to morrow we will fur
nish it and begin housekeeping."
Bright and early the next morning
they were out making purchases, and
by evening they had the furniture in
The next few days were busy but
but were also happy ones.
Hardly a day passed but what two or
three of the miners stepped in to see
them and talk of things in the east.
Days, weeks and months passed
Winter gave place to spring, spring to
summer, and soon the four seasons
came and went again, and the wedded
pair were making arrangements to go
back east on a visit.
It was after they had held a long con'
versatlon on the subject one evening
and had decided to go during the
present month, that one of the miners
stepped In to pass the evening.
"Yes," answered uncle, after he had
told him of their Intention, "we shall
start the 26th, and the boys must all
come over the day before and take din
ner. Tell them there must not be one
When the boys were told of the invi
tatlon they gave a rousing cheer, and
agreed to all be on hand.
The day came, and with it a score or
more of nature's noblemen, who par
took of the fine repast spread before
them, and departed late in the evening
with expressed wishes that Joshua and
his wife would soon return and make
that their future home.
The next day a large ship left the
haibor, bearing three persons bound
for New York state, and they were none
others than Joshua, Marie and little
Three uneventful months have passed
since they took passage on the ship,
and it is just anchoring in New York
harbor and scores of anxious persons
crowd forward to be the first to reach
Almost the first persons to leave the
huge craft were the three whose lives
have been the theme of this true nara
A few minutes after they landed they
had their baggage on a dray headed
for the Union depot.
Upon inquiry, they learned it would
be an hour before a train left for the
"After arriving here I dread to meet
my parents, for they will blame me for
ever trusting to that note, and for not
returning instead of going with Jacv
quet even after he had wronged me,"
But that note, Marie, was a clever
forgery. I have often wondered how
he could have executed it so petfectly
that you could not detect the differ
ence. You need not fear the reception
of your parents, they will, If living, be
only too glad to welcome their daughter
again, but if they seem cold our visit
will be short and we will return to the
west and live fsr each other."
"If the world was full of men as good
and noble as my husband, Joshua, no
woman would ever fear," and the de
voted woman laid her hand carressingly
upon his arm, while her eyes told as
plainly as her words the depth of her
A few minutes later they were seated
in the rear coach of a west bound train
"Time flies quickly, Marie, and it
will only be a short time before we are
once again in the old familiar streets of
Watkins Glen, where the first joy of
our lives was quaffed."
"Yee, even now I notice familiar land
marks as each moment carries us
nearer my old home, but they do not
stir the tender memories one generally
notices, and I have a presentment of
some impending calamity."
"Be joyous, Marie. Banish your pre
sentments and remember you are living
for me and not for the world."
"I did not mean that the evil would
befall us, but that it would be connected
in some way with our lives," she re
And they relapsed into silence, each
busy with their own thoughts, and
never spoke again until the brakeman
called "Watkins Glen."
Then they arose from their seats, left
the car, nd stepped on the platform.
When the few loungers about the
depot saw Joshua and the other two
alight, they remarked that they had
seen them somewhere before. Just
then the station agent came along and
they asked if he knew the trio.
"No," he answered, "but the woman
looks like Marie Tabor, who was car
ried off by that man Jaequet."
That's who It is," and off up town
they started, parsing Joshua and hurry'
lng oa to tell the news.
The crowd was soon reached, and in
a moment it pasted from lip to Up:
"Marie Tabor Is hero."
And then as she stepped la thel
mldat and the crowd gave way before
her, a deafening cheer was given.
When she had reached the center of
the crowd, closely followed by Joehua
and Jessie, she stood a moment looking
askance at those around her.
"He Is there, Miss," cried the loud
speaking Individual who had tried to
urge the men on before her arrival, as
he came up.
"Who?" she asked.
"Jaequet, and we mean he shall pay
the penalty of his erlmo."
"But, friend, what crime has he
"And why do you ask thls?You whose
innocence was blotted out; whose
parents have suffered more pain than
death could cause; more misery than
all the fiends incarnate could invent?'
"I do not understand you. Speak,
what do you mean?"
"Were you not carried away by force,
made worse than a slave, and afterward
deserted by this man?"
"No, friend, you are wrong. Who
told you he did?"
"Mr. Engle has worked the case up,
and he never makes a mistake."
"But he did this time. By the merest
chance Jaequet and I left this city on
the same train. He had good reason
for leaving, and I went to meet my
Silence for a moment was as notices
ble as the uproar had boen, then the
"Why did Jaequet leave town?"
"He had forged my husband's name
to a valuable paper, and that Is the
only charge preferred by Mr. Smith,"
and she turned to Joshua, "Take me
home, I am quite nervous."
After they had left the crowd Marie
looked Into Joshua's face and asked
"Will you forgive me? I did it to
save you as well as myself."
"Yes, darling, and bless you for
doing so. It will save us a great deal
They had barely reached the old
home before Engle, followed by the
parents of Marie, came In.
"How glad I am to see you both here
again," he exclaimed, grasping a band
of each and giving them a hearty
Then the old, weather-beaten father
and mother came in, and the meeting
was most pathetic, and too sacred for
description if I possessed the power of
deing It justice.
"What was your object, Marie, in
telling what you did to that crowd?"
Engle enquired after the meeting was
"To protect myself, my husband and
my parents from society gossip. That
man must be out of town before morn
lng, but before he goes I must see
Soon after nightfall three persons
entered the jail, and after a short con
sultation with the prisoner, he walked
forth a free man.
"It is at Marie's request that you are
at liberty, without a charge against
you by either of us, but if ever you
cross my path after to-night, one of us
will never see the next sun rise. Be
gone, or I may even now be unable to
refrain from spilling your life's blood,"
spoke Uncle Joshua excitedly.
Jaequet waited for no second invita
tlon, but started in an opposite direc
tion to that which the three friends
Not more than a block had been
traveled by them when the sharp re
port of a pistol broke the stillness of
Leaving Joshua and wife to return
home alone, Engle hurried in the dl
rectloa of the shooting.
Several others arrived on the spot at
the same time that he did, and all saw
a tall, handsome man stretched upon
the ground with a ghastly wound in
his forehead. A close inspection of
the face revealed the fact that the
murdered man wa Jaequet.
"The work of a nemesis, but who?"
Engle asked himself.
Those who were gathered about
lifted and carried the body into the
nearest house, and watched by it until
his wife arrived.
She had everything arranged in
time to take the return train, but she
was not the only person who purchased
a through ticket to New York that
evening, for just as the train drew up
at the depot the man who had tried so
hard to excite the mob of the evening
before, sauntered into the office and
procured a ticket for the city.
When the train was fairly under
headway he entered and took a seat
beside Jacquet's wife.
"The deed is done, and we will leave
for our beautiful France Immediately,"
And they passed on out of the lives of
the Smiths. '
Two months after their arrival the
three visitors were on their way back
to California, accompanied by Engle
and Marie's parents.
The aged couple did not improve
with the change of climate, but became
weaker, and finally both fell into their
last long sleep.
A heavy gloom settled over the home
of the Smiths, but It gradually disap
peared. Things moved forward the same as
of yore, and the years glided by as fast.
Jeavle has grown Into a beautiful wo
man, and her sparkling eyes and rosy
cheek tell, even if the house was not
llled with guesU, that something very
pleaaant has happened. You may ak
what has happened, and I answer she
has just united her future with that ot
her father's dearest friend, Herbert
Engle, who had eluded many fair ones.
A. I A.N BLAST.
Dr. James D. Dunn Outlines the Cam
palgn. Itev. James H. Dunn, formerly State
President of the Massachusetts A. P.
A., and secretary ot the national ad
visory board of the order, was seen
to-day by a Journal reporter and talked
freely regarding the presidential situa
tion. I)r Dunn declared that the A.
P. A. would not support Gjv. McKln
ley; that the Major, within 24 hours
after giving a committee of the order
to understand that he was In sympathy
with A. P. A. principles, retracted and
declared through the press of the
country that he had seen no represen
tatives of the A. I. A.; that tho Re
publican party's platform was Influ
enced by Archbishop John Ireland
that the prohibitionists, Nationalists
and Populists are In sympathy with
the A. P. A., and that this fact to
gether with the position that the labor
ing men throughout the country may
take on the silver question, makes the
election of the Republican ticket dubl
ous, should a silver man, acceptable to
the A. P. A., be nominated. Dr. Dunn
added that Senator Teller was such a
"The members of the A. P. A.," said
Mr. Dunn, "will wait until all the
nominations have been made by Con
ventlons before taking any stand
Then they will make their choice of
men and measures. As an order they
will decide not to vote for McKInley.
"There Is spreading through the A
P. A. throughout the country a strong
feeling against the Republican candi
date for president, became of the ac
tion of the McKInley managers and be'
cause of the platform adopted. With
reference to the McKInley managers,
take for example the case of Missouri
At the St. Joseph Republican state
convention the delegates to St. Louis
were instructed to vote for Mr. Fllley
for national committeeman. Mr. R.
C. Kerens, the national committeeman
of last year, got up contesting delega
tions In the different parts of the state.
Under instructions for Hanna, the con
testants were given seats on the na
tional committee. The regularly
elected Fllley delegates were then
thrown out. In this way Kerens was
selected as national committeeman
"The friends of Filley all over the
State of Missouri and the members of
the A. P. A. who supported him have
revolted against the action of Hanna,
and as a result the Slate of Missouri
will certainly go Democratic this fall.
Without the A. P. A. votes, It will be
Impossible for the Republicans to win.
"The action of the McKInley man
agers prior to the convention has al
ienated a largo body of the A. P. A
from McKInley. Gen. Grosvenor, Mc-
Klnley's manager in Washington, re'
fused to see a committee from the or
der, and afterward misrepresented the
fact At Washington, when the Su
preme Council met In May, the friends
of McKInley In the order took excep
tlons to the affidavits published by a
sub-committee of the national advisory
board. These charged McKInley with
discriminating in his appointments
against the members of the order and
against American Protestants. The
national advisory board, therefore, to
do justice to McKInley, sent to McKln
ley a committee of three, two being M
Kinley men. The committee went to
Canton and had a long interview with
McKInley. These men were the presi
dent of the California State Council,
the president of the State Council of
Washington, and the president of the
Kentucky Council. They returned af
ter a two-hour conference, and stated
that McKInley had 'explained away
and denied some of the charges.'
Those being their words. They also
reported that he unequivocally believed
in and supported the principles of the
order. The report of the committee
stated that the members were satisfied
with McKlnley's statements. This led
the Supreme Council to place McKIn
ley with others as friendly to the order
and one who could be supported.
"That report was made to the na
tional advisory board on Friday. On
Saturday morning the papers all over
the country published an interview
with McKInley, which was substan
tially as follows: It was dated Cleve
land, May 15, 1896, and in It he ex
pressed surprise when Informed that a
committee from the A. P. A. was re
ported to have called upon him. He
said he had not heard of the visit and
that his time of coming to Cleveland
had been changed for other reasons.
"The effect of this denial led to an
Indignation meeting, held by a large
number of delegates to the Supreme
Council, in which they protested
against sustaining McKInley.
"'ST. Paul, Minn., June 17, 1896.
Huo. Thomas O. Carter, National
Committeeman, St. Louis, Ma The
clause la the proposed platform oppos
ing the use of pub! to money for secta
rian purpose, and union of church and
stale, Is unnecessary and uncalled for.
It is urgrd by the A. P. A. It adop
tion will be taken as a concesaloa to
them, will awaken religious animosity
In the country and do much harm.
The Republican party should not
lower Itself to recognlto, directly or In
directly, the A. P. A. I hope the
clause, or anything like It, will not be
adopted. John Ikkland.'
The telegram was Intrusted by Chair
man Carter to Keren and Laulerbach
of New York, and under pressure from
Hanna the action was reconsidered.
Now that this fact has become known
publicly, the patrlotio paers all over
the country are denouncing tho action
on the part of the Republican conven
tion, and are asking why patriotic
voters should support a candidate upon
It Is to be borne In mind that nearly
all of these papers are non-partisan,
and they urge the patrlotio voters, as
free and as American men, to use their
suffrage with duo reference to their
principles and obligations. Party must
not be held as moro sacred than prln
clplu, justice and righteousness.
"It must be borne In mind that
throughout the western states mem
bers of the order are largely sllvorltes,
and with them, as with sllvorltes In
all parties, the money question Is an
Important one. Even in the East there
are many of the A. P. A. in favor of
"Senator Teller Is understood to be
In sympathy with the principles of the
ordor, and naturully, In the Western
states, the members of the A. P. A.
would veto for him, all things being
equal. Of course they must wait to
see the outcome of tho Chicago con
vention." "If Toller should not be the man
nominated, would the A. P. A. support
a silver man who was otherwise ac
ceptable?" asked the Jwrnal man.
"Yes, I think It would, replied Dr.
"In connootlon with the money ques
tion," continued Dr. Dunn, "it should
be noticed that the split In the prohi
bition party is made on this issue, and
that the Nationalist party the name
chosen by the silver men of every
party is represented by a large num
ber of the temperance papers.
"State committees of the Nationalist
party are being formed in the East.
One has been formed in Massachusetts.
Being the editor of the Temperance
Advocate, I see what the trend is.
"From these facts it will be seen
that the Republican party has not yet
elected its candidate, and that before
that can be done there must be consid
"Anyone who studies carefully the
situation in the different states will
come to the conclusion that the eloo-
tlon may fall into the house. Should
that happen, the probabilities are that
the Democrats, silver men and Popu
lists will combine on a candidate
against the Republicans. Now, though
there is a very large Republican ma
jority In the house, yet In the election
of a president, each stale would vote
as a unit, and the state of Montana,
with 40,000 inhabitants, would have an
equal vote with New York, with Its
"The McKInley men claim 303 votes
In the electoral college. It requires
224 to elect. In the 303 they claim In
diana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mis
souri, South Dakota and New York.
These states cast 112 votes, and for
whom they cast them Is, in my opin
ion, doubtful. Take these from 303,
and there remains but 191, 33 less than
"The fight In New ifork is one of the
most Interesting to-day. The reason
we are doubtful about New York's vote
Is the existence of the fight between
Piatt and Warner Miller. The present
indications are that the breach is wid
ening every day. Piatt Is moreanx
ious.for the control of the state than he
is for the election of national candi
dates. "The laboring element throughout
the country is going to be an impor
tant factor. At a meeting of the Allied
Trades of Ohio, a resolution embody
lng certain questions was adopted
These questions went to show that
Marcus Hanna had invariably boy
cot ted labor unions of all kinds and had
employed non-union men only. This,
in connection with the feeling if we
judge from the papers among the la
boring men, that the election of a sil
ver man would mean more money and
more work, will have a great effect.
Laborlngmen believe In bettering thler
condition. Tbey consider the trold
plank as simply the work of bankers
and by corporations and large capital
ists. They say that McKInley repre
sents that clasi. This, they say, is
seen in the selection at St. Louis of the
temporary and permanent chairmen.
Mr. Falrbank Is a corporation lawyer
and Mr. Thurston Is the counsel for the
Union Pacific Railroad." Boston Daily
The Pope In Mexico.
Pope Leo has made a new lodgment
In Mexico. For thirty years past the
Church of Rome .has had no political
power worth speaking of In that ooutw
try, and do nation has mad greater
material progress la time la propor
tion to It opportunities. Hut the pope
is looking to America for the revival
of hi temporal power, and he attack
Mexico as well as the L'nltod State,
and now seek to change present condi
tion there. In Mexico all the church
property belong to the government,
and no religious society I allowed to
own real estate. No prlol 1 per.
milted to wear bis gown upon the
street. All sectarian school have
boen luppreswid, and if any community
desires a house of worship or a priest
It must apply to the minister of educa
tion' from whom the national church
reoelves Its authority and by which It
ha for year boen controlled. Tho
separation of church and date, tho
subordination of the spiritual to the po
litical authority, ha been the princi
pal Issue of the Liberal party, of which
President Dial Is tho leader, but the
Catholics there claim that under the
Influence of his beautiful wife and with
the enoouragoment of her father, tho
lata Romeo Rubio, who was his chief
adviser, and other loaders of his party,
President Diaz entered Into negotia
tions for a restoration of relations with
tho Kpe, which bad been entirely sus
pended since tho advent of MaxlmlU
llan in Mexico. This fact, however,
has been kept a profound secrot, and
was not known until rocently. Con
sldorablo Impetus was given them last
year, It is said, by a visit of Cardinal
Gibbons and Bishop Chappolle of New
Mexico to tho city of Mexico, osteniW
bly to attond the feast of Our Lady of
Guadaloue the patron saints ot tho
republic. This was followed shortly
after by the appointment of Mgr.
Nicola Averardla as a papal legate to
Mexico, with power and credential
similar to those possosod by Cardinal
Satolll as papal legate to the United
THE POLITICAL LAH'E.
Tho Delaware factions of the Repub
lican party are endeavoring to patch
up their differences and expect to gel
together in the nomination of a state
ticket. This has been one of the most
bitter factional fights that has ever
been waged In any state and was tho
means of defeating the Addlcks taction
at the recent Republican national con
vention. How's This!
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Mrs. O. C. Thayer of Anita, Iowa,
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