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THE RED GTiOUD CHIEF
. i C. HOSUER, Publish...
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.DY THE ME OF THE SEA
By David Christie Murray, J
-Acrnoa or "A ..Iooki. Katiikiv-A Lira's
l A-ONEME.NT," KrC.
Tliis resolution was not arrived at in
r. hurry, and :i took him an hour or two
to put himsdf into the new mental at
titude in-te.sary to its acceptance.
"When he had succeeded he went lioine
and awaited Ma Tre?ai then's nstum,
intending a serious conference an i a per
fect understanding. When he took her
Ibaek to confidence there Miould be no
lingering doubt in his mind. She should
know all that had been charged against
-diss Churchill, and hhe should deny it,
and there should be an end of the epi
P0de. lie was not shaken in his belief
in his wife's honor, and if .she had not
given him all her confidence it wa, be
cause she had thought it would Imperil
his love for her.
" Has .Mrs. Tregarthen returned?"
lie asked the. servant who admitted him.
" Xo, sir."
' Let me know when .she docs so.'
" Yes. sir."
Ho sat a long time silent and alone,
nnd then rami! into his mind the not
too did. cal commendations bestowed
upon Miss Churchill by tin; Captain and
his echo, the Lieutenant. He went with
them into the theater, and the magic of
the beautiful voice touched him again,
lie went anuw through hi pleasant
f ancle of h-r, and his defense of her
:igainstqs,olhiid, and his lir.st meeting
'with her. and his second, and his third
all the story of his eourLship floated
through his mind-and he would have
-hworn to her immaculate puntv, or
'would have died to prove his Inillim it.
It grew dusk, and tJu- early summer
moon was.already hining with nglio-,1-Jy
silver gleam in the darkening violet
of the sky. rears began to r.sc in bin
mind, and he pictured the delicate sen
sitive thing in shame and soreness of
heart over this pardonable .screey of
Jierrt, hid ng hcr.elf and fearing to ap
proach him. He remembered how ho
had ashed his question "If this thinir
true and how, without a word from
jer in answer, he had turned awaj' and
I'Mt her. Ilis fears began to rise higher
and to take one or two horrible fornix,
' which prc-euud themselves persistent-
It neither increased nor dissipated
Ihc-o Je..r- when he had run down to
the Hate of the .Sea and had learned
that she had left the 's'and two or three
hours a jo. and had returned to the
mainland, sending the boatman back
to await his pleasure. He took his seat
in tin boat at once and bade the men
gie way. l'eforo they were half across
she narrow water-, he. could .see his
-own home on fieri ay Head, and could
make out that the one lght which
twinkled in it came f'om his wife's
room. His heart seemed utmost to lly
from his body as he sent lefoio him
his message of forgiveness and nfleclioii;
md wJ en t'.e noi.e of ti.e boat ground
.against the s iiiiglc he left the little
vessel with a leap, and ran to the houo
Wliasti:. A man servant met him with
an uninterested face, and handed him
t letter on a saher.
"Mrs Tregarthen ordered thi to be
given you, sir. on your return," ho
V'Whcre is Mrs. Tregarthen?" asked
the bus! and.
'She went up to town. sir. bv the
ven express.' returned the servant.
ie. mmurcii ins ma-ier. turn
ing away to hale his f::c and trilling
with the letter in his hands.
Took Miss Farmer with her, sir
and the maid."
The .servant followed him into the
room he entered, and the: e turned up
the lamps and laid hands upon a trille
or two' upon the sidcbonid and the
said his master.
T!ie man retired, and Tregarthen sat
down by the enter table, drew the
lamp elo.-ir. and opened the envelope.
1-ora time the slender letters danced
befoie his eyes, and he could not make
out a word 1 ut m a while he mastered
him-clf and iegautoioad What ho
lead was incoherent and agonized. It
w.is written in haste, with blots and
erasuies. and thee were blisters upon
the p:i er where the writer's tears hail
fallen. She had known her own un
worthiness in keeping her .secret all
along, she wute. but she hail net er
dared to tell him what her past" life had
been. And now he had discovered
her dupl eity and wickedness, and hu
could uot bare to face him. Mie had
gone away, and she begged him to for
get her. ihil.hc Iocd' him. and she
prnyed Heaven to bless him.
There was much more to this effect,
nnd while he read, the shadow of a
horrible doubt fell closer and darker
round his heart. What was there in
the mere discovery, taken by itself, to
tsxeite such anguish as the letfr dis
played. What lay behind the discov
ery? Was it likely that a wife would
run away from her husband and her
home on a provocation so trivial as the
discovery of itself afforded. Then all
his heart rose up to defend her and he
was torn b twen doubt and trust, and
love and f ar. and the little mild pas
sions that had dwelt within him dilated
to giant si-e on a sudden, and took his
eoul for a I attle-grouud, and shook it
With their eontli.t.
There was no sleep for him that
night, and all next day he wandered
vaguely, trying to make up his mind to
pome course of action. His wife had
given him no address, but it did not
seem to him at first that it would be
difficult to discover her in London. But
was her flight in itself a confession of
worse than he knew, or could he bear
to hear that confession if it had to be
made, or to hear her denial of it and to
iave to doubt her still?
If people always did the plain, common-sense
thing, always spoke the
Tilain truth, and always looked circuni-
stances in the face, the world would be
3 improved out of knowledge. Mrs. Tre-
sjartken had taken perhaps the most
foolish of possible steps, had disguised
th. and now ran awar from the
tances she had herself created;
you shall not despise her if I
In it- It was an innocent cour
age which had led her more for her
aiBter's sake than her own to the stage.
'In mmmB a. ns.rdnnB.hle fear which had
'JnflPicr silent as to that episode in her
.ABrIt is one of the ways of women to
look their best in the eves of the people
li they love, and this leads them to reser
vations and pretences, a weakness
characteristic of a whole half of hu-asaa-ty
most aot be judged too severe-
far. When sk ran away, she did so be-
caase a tender conscience, hitherto void
of "crcat offense, exaggerated her little
folly into a crime, ..lie made up her
innocent mind that she was one of the
wickedest women in the world. She
had married her husband under fal.e
When Tregarthen turned his back
upon her she read a final renunciatiou
in the act, and was persuaded tha Hhe
had lost him forever. She had no blame
for him then or afterward, and .'ho
recognized the justice of the imagined
sentence, even at the moment when its
weight first crushed her. The perfect
trust which love should iJave in love is
a flower of slow growth indeed. Often
enough life is over before it has reached
to its 'full bloom, though there is thh
compensation for its laggard coming,
that when once it blossoms it can know
Mrs Tregarthen went to London,
and naturally enough fought the one
place there which sue had known bo
fore a respectable, if somewhat dingv,
board. ng-house off the Strand. The
stout landlady had not forgotten her,
and received her kindly. There was a
faint flavor of home in the s'uffy bed
room, and at least it was better to be
there than to find a nest altogether
strange. Hut the foolish fugitive had
run away without any provision, and
had made no arrangement for those
bodily needs which continue their
claim in spite of sins or repentauces.
She had twenty pounds in money, and
her maid, being bidden to pack for
London, had naturally foreseen festivity,
and had put up all the hapless lady's
jewelry. There was no fear of imme
diate starvation, therefore, but none the
less that terror loomed from the future.
She was sure that she was forever part
ed from her husband, and when the
first agony of that certainty had settled
down into a dull pain, "she had to
think of ways anil means for her sis
ter's sake, and in a little while (for a
reason she had not hitherto dreamed
of) for her own.
The maid, who was for the firt timo
in London, was poorly impressed with
town life, as may be fancied. The
stuffy lodging-house was not the .-ort of
place in which Mrs. Tregarthen's posi
tion gave her a right to botow herself,
and the maid knew it. Once or twice
she had surprised her mistress in tears,
and she hail found out very early in the
history of the exposition that there were
no ideas of festivity in Mrs. Tregar
tticn s mind. She began to put two
and two together, and after a week she
j beg your pardon, ma'am, hut it is
1113 wish to leave."
"How is that. Mary?" inquired the
mistress, with a sinking heart The
heart had sunk low enough already, iu
all conscience, but it fell lower yr.t
when the maid spoke of leaving. fl re
garthen had himself eng.-ged this wom
an to serve his wife, and the exile was
ready to cling to anything that bound
her. however slightly, to her home and
"Well, ma'am." returned the maid.
4 since 3011 ask me. 1 don't understand
things and I'd rather go."
There would he one month the less
to till, but that was little. The maid
received her wages and went away,
though sho kept an eye on Mrs. Tre
gmthen, having fancies of her own con
cerning the reason-: for tins curious es
capade. The expected gallant never
appeared, however, and when Mr-. Tre
garthen went abroad she took tiie child
with her. and. after a purposeless walk,
returned without having spoken to a
single creature. In these circumstances
the maid's interest in her late mistress
ileelineii. and she fo'iiil another place I
and went aw:iy, content to leave a urys
The poor lady set aside all her gayer
dresses and attired herself in .somber
ra mcut, as typ fying mourning, and
when one day Mr. Lorriiner caught
sight of her in the street by accident he
took her for a widow.
"Kan away from the stago to get
matr ed, did she. poor tiling!" said Lor
rinior to himself, not unkindly. "Well,
if love's young dream is oer. she'll be
ba-k again. I'm a bus'ness man, and
I can't afford to mis a chance like
Miss ( hurchill a second t me."
o Mr. Lorriiner, without partlcular
ly violating his conscience, lit a cigar,
cocked his hat a little, and dogged ivlrs.
"I'oardiug-house. Mrs. Barnlcy. lie-,
spcctablo poverty. Married a widow
er. Widow left hard up. Encumbered
with little girl, i'oor thing! poor thing!
lift her now on cas. terms."
Mr. Lorriiner cocked his hat anew,
b.t oil" the end of a -e ond cigar. Mruck
a brown-paper fusee on his trou am. lit
the cigar with an air of victory and
walked homeward Shortly beloren.ne '
o clock, beii g by that time in the full j
glory of evening dre.s. he scrolled nast
the liouso a do en times or so. and hul j
begun to examine the windows w th .
some impatience, when a servant g rl
came up the area steps, tearing ha f a '
dozen .uos of d iferent sires and made
her way toward ti.e corner public- 1
public- I t
d her. j i
hou-o. Mr. Lorrirner intercepted
tio-Hl evening. 1113 dear. JJon t he
frightened." The girl had pranced
into tho middle of "the roadway. "I
only want to ask you a question quite
a harmle-s question. Half a crown, my
dear." The coin rattled into one of the
jugs. "There's a lady staying at Mrs.
Marnley's a young lady, dressed in
mourn ng goes about with a little g'rl.
1 want to call upon her quite honor
able and correct 1 know of someth ng
to her advaatage. 1 used to know her
mii?rtn ......... M: ... .l.:il W'i.-l
maiden name Miss Churchill
is her name now?"
"Mrs. TrcL-artkon" said the nrl.
"That's her si-ter she's got with her."
"Mr. Tregarthen." said. Mr. lorri
rner. "Thank vou. I've got the namo
all right, have 1? Tre- gar then?"
"That's right, sir." respondetl tho
servant, polishing her nose, with the
bottom of a beer-jug. "Trcgar.hen.
Thank you, sir."
"She's at home now, I think?" said
The maid nodded, ajtf he marched at
once to the door of the houe and
knocked. Mrs. Tregarthen. sitting in
her own room, hea-d thoknt ckand
felt her heart so leap at it &: she was
fain to rise and open ner cnambcr-door
to listen But that was a common ex
per.ence. Not a knock had come to the
door of Mrs. Baruley's establs unem.
since the unhappy Jadv had entered it.
without shaking iier heart and flutter
ing her nerves in this wa3. She heard
the door flung open and then cimc
the murmur of a male vo ce. iud stinct
and low. The ma'd's voice cackled
shrill and clear iu answer.
"Mrs. Tregarthen. sir? Tes, sir.
Walk in, sir. What name shall I ear,
It had been in Mrs. Tregarthcn's
mind from the first, or almost from the
first, that Arthur might love her 50
well that, in spite of her wickedness,
tie muuiu cch uer oui ace .orgivc ner.
ann tnis nope nau onoved aer up
weighed her down, as such things ,will.
ow sue benevea tiiat he re.lltr Hi ;?
traced her, and her knees
n-nv-i-u -. w; --- 4UBH
S the door aml ctej MtcI.liMflUr 4
m-lfntiil tl- i Bku Mtnlfl MfJL
to be in readiness for the servant's
coming. Lcdging-hoje maids are not
more observant or sympathetic than
their neighbors, as a rule, but even by
the Hghtof the one pa'e candle on the
table Mr. Trcgarthet'-j fare had ?o
much trouble and terror in it that the
girl, when she entrtred with Ixirnmer's
card, caught fright, and begged to
know what was the matter.
'Nothing," said the pcor creature,
with her e;es wide open and her fare
as white as the lace about her
'In that for rnc?"
ci. ,.,,!.. .i ... i i i .i
card, and when she had read the name
upon it she dropped it with a little
moan of escape and disappointment,
and one or two half-hysterical tears ,
ran down her check. " The servant
bustled about the room and got her a
glass of water. ater much unnecessary
clatter. Lorr:ner. waiting mi the room
below, had uideline I notion' of a cav
alry skirmish float ng through his
mind. A moment later the servant, a
petticoated avalanche, precipitated hcr
"The lad can't see you, sir. She's
took rpiite fl!."
"Indeed!" .-aid Lorrirner. politely re
gretful. 'Nothing 'erjons. trust?
i am t so sure
the maid. ".She's
o that, returned
like a ghosF, and
he can't scarcely sit in her cha'r, sir."
Ixirrimer opened his eves with un-
rn.r..,.. (,... it.. t...... t'l,A...n...l. nt
pomids in Mrs. Tregarthen. and being
nearlv :ilwav!s are. he had' already ar-
m b')MmitiiA mn ti ml thimtrttil n n i tfttvj
ranged terms with the laiiy. and hud her
enthusiastically trumpeted, and con- 1
;. ,., i .i. v. ..,.
when the cavalry skirmish began over-
head he had been returning thanks for
.. .w. .,( r.i. ...,i.i?i. ,.r...ni.i t
hirn (in recognition of hU having made
a fortune out of her) 1)3 the celebrat"d
aetress herself. The servant wr.s really
frightened, and looked so. and Lorri
rner himself caught the infection.
"Hack as soon as possible." he mur
mured, "(lone for a doctor." And he
shot from the room to savo his thou
sands and the lady who was to make
He had noticed in the cour-e of his
Iiercgrlnations to and fio before the
louse that a doctor lived next door,
and he rang a startling peal nt the
medico's bell. The professional gentle- '
man ran wildly into the boarding-house
without his hat, and was u-hered into 1
t'ic presence of a huly who received j
him with perfect self-possession, aud
assured him that she had no need for 1
his services. He was not to be got rid
of, however, until he had Jolt her nulsj.
and asked a question or two, and pro
scribed a tonic.
iWoro Lorrirner cnllcd next day the
fr-'nt had told Mrs. Tiegarthcn of the
int'Viest he had displayed. The actress
remembered the manager kindly, but
she had no mind to renew (heir old ac
quaintance. She sent word down to
h m, in answer to his inquir es, that sho
was very much better, and was very
much nlil nv.l to him frr hie kind in-
onirics. Momc people would have ac-
rented this as an intimation of polite
dismissal, but Lorriiner was not one of
th m. "That's right." ho said cheer
ful h 'Tin glad to hear it. .hut ray
I should liko to see her will our
if it's quite convenient to her. If it isn't,
ask when I can call again.1
"Show Mr. Lorriiner inic ho visitors
room," she said, ;n answer to this mes-
lt might bo well, she
to get Mr. Lorriiner over at once.
were impo-ciblc to avoid recognition,
it wa still possihlo to let tho.se who
recogni.'-d her know that she desired
privacy, and it was not likeh that all
wt.o had known h"r would care to
make pursuit of iier.
A st.ige-managcr w.'ic could feel any
sense of guti licnc in approaching an
actress must have had the practice of
his profession wasted utjn hmi Wit 1
Lorr.mer 11113 s,n ol dignified rcsor.e
which expre-sid itself without tiie pro
nounced .stnndoifistinc': cf a stage atti
tude and gesture was lost. He had
1)1113 ed many parts in hi time, and to
him the saying of th" melancholy
Jacques was literal all .he wo. hi was
a stage. He took out the confidential
fann'h adviser stop, and .ddresed Jlrs.
Tregarthen m tone-ofgnrt n! .sympatlu.
"i'ou left us. madam, in a somewhat
sudden and "iicone:itio:ial wa3. but it
was .mpossibie. for thftt or anything
else t mitigate the p.o.isure and ad
vantage of "having known von. You
have our profouudest sympathy in the
ca ani'ty wh eh ha- brought ;.ou hack
t us. but that is tempered by the hope
that you mav ultimatdv d-sfov. r that
the profes ion. of which 3011 might
have been the brightest oriMmeni. has
sti 1 an attraction for .you. and that its
tr umph oiler a concolat on not to be
This was spoken with the air naturn?
to a master of the art of eouversat.on.
Lornmer was one of those p onle whe
take their theor es so to heart tnat they
make facts of them. His t-.eorv was
that Mr. J regarthen was a Widow, and
in reduced circumstam
ecs. He w.v? .
! q: ;e ceriam mat sue leu mo siago ic
be married, and was equally tnre that
she would now return to it.
"Do vou mean," she asked, "that 1
shall go back to the stage, Mr. Lorri
rner?" He spread his hands abroad.
and bowed, with a sweep ng gesture of
assent. "Xo. I shall nc.cr go back to
out of his eves at once, and the
- t -",,.-. I
wrinkles faded slowly after it.
" Not go back o the
madam?" he crietl. " Waste the superb
talents God has given you on the mere
desert air of private life? Cast away
the splendid fortcne wh.ch only needs
an extended hand to grasp it? Impos- J
sible. madam impossible!" j
M. Lorrimer spoke w.t'i so evident
an amazement that he impressed t.ie
listener in spite of h-rself. She had
gone upon the stage simply and purely
to make bread foL herself and to find
an edu -atTon for pr sister. Few of the
tr umphs o. joys" of stage life had
come home to her. and even when they
all seemed to lie wa ting for her. she .
had been ab!e to surrender their
ise for the qu et rout ne of domesticity
in Gor. ay. They could scarcely have
seemed verv valuable to her since tt
had Ic t them o eas ly. But LorrI
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A GLASS OF WINE.
, Tlir TrxttoX Xto Kranltinr from the
' AVlIlfnl i!rlt ' Thott2.-itlIrM Ctrl.
i Aa I wan coming up the litulson with
' a small party of friend a few um
i mers ago, an incident occurred which
, ituprc9cd me so deeply thaj I wnte it
out for the beneht of the readers of the
, Christum at Work.
: il iiuv. uoi anu
dusty; but a
yet there had not come that intense
heat and drouth that parche the earth
and cause the verdant forest aud
meadow ) grow brown and -ere.
We took the any boat to .Ubany, and
. all day long breathed the dehciou.i air
: and fra-ted our eye on the evcr-vary-.
ing hmd-cape. A large proportion of
, the passengers were ladies, main of
whom were seeking iet ami ipiivtnde
, in the country. There were tired
! school-teacher whe had but tvrday
locked the doors of their el.t.s-roouv
i for the long vacation, to whom thi
I free glad-.onte day was a foteta-ste of
H'aven. A part 3" of x'oung girl artists.
too. were there, with eager eye and
deft, rapid fingers. There i something
peculiarly pleasant about traveling by
1 water. aide from the scenery or an
external matter. There seems to be an
' "l",0sl) :? '--''"--- " Rood-
fellow.-hiji that we are not wont to ex-
n"Ce rheii journeying by rail.
rtiauer wnai our station in me, or
where our home, for the time being
we arc on the same level, and are fa-
. ! s0 that one of our number
t?ok "-' a n,or" 1'1Pt nnd read
aloudan account of a vigorous J em-
! lance movement in one of the interi-
1 or states, comments anil some itis-
rusfdon followed. One after another
j joined in the conversation until in that
I part of the boat it became general,
j All the ladies professed Temperance
principles, but held quite diverse opin
ions as to the best methods of advanc
ing the cause. Some believed in total
abstinence and would include tobacco
in the pledge. Others would draw the
line between distilled and fermented
1 liquors, claiming that wine and beer
I were not onh harmless but healthful
in their effect. The latter c1hh made
frequent allusions to Dr. Howard Cros
ln and his reformatory work.
linnng the discussion, which grew
wanner and warmer, a lad3, whom we
had noticed as apparently alone and
unacquainted, drew near and listened
with eagiu attention. She was a little
past middle life, tall and of diguitied
appearance. Her dark 3es and snow
white hair presented as marked a con
trast as did her pale face and mourning
j " I don't sec as wine can he bad,"
, said one of the 3011 ng artists, "we al
, w:i3s have wine at dinner, and papa
and brother ifill often take a glass to-
gether in the evening. I'm sure they
WOllllI SCOm Tlie MICH OI Ueillg Cl.'lSsCll
wUh thoS(5 .w--. us,! stronger drinks.
J "' art" pieniiui men. Doth ol them."
And she tossed her head with a proud
The lady in black bent forward, her
thin, white lingers working cnnvuNivc
I3'. and her dark C3es glowing with in
tensity of feeling. Then, as if she
could no longer keep silence, she ex
claimed: "Ladies, I am a stranger to 3011 all.
but 1 must speak." Assurances of
welcome followed and she began:
"Thirty years ago I was an only
daughter in as beautiful and happy a
home as am of you can have. Hut in
that home their lurked an enemy, un
seen and unsuspected, that was des
tined to make a wreck of joy and peace
"My father was a lavish provider,
and enjoyed high living. Svines of
various brands were never absent from
the s.ideboard, and both wine and
1 brandy were used freely in the culinary
i department. In that atmosphere I re
ceived my earliest impressions; and
"grew up to think no more of drinking
wine than tea or coffee. At eighteen 1
began to receive attention from the
young man who afterward became m3
husband. One day he was dining with
us. and, as I had before noticed, did
not taste his wine. In a pla fit wa3 I
accused him of being uiigalhmt, and
almost commanded him to drink it.
Iu a cpiiet and respectful manner, he
" Do not urge me. please.' But a
willful spirit pn--.-e.seil me, and I in
.sUted.. declaring that I should be seri-ou-dv
offended if he refused. He raised
the glass to his lips and drained it to
i The speaker paused, evidently stnig
j gling to control her emotions, but soon
"Ouring the six weeks that elapsed
betweeiitli"t time and our marriage he
drank wine in mv presence many times.
and I noted with pleasure that he who
was so usually quiet became ga and
witty. lut on our wedding day he
urank too much. Even I. who knew
nothing of Temperance principles, be
gan to see my mistake in urging upon
him that first glass. I can not tell you
of that day (she shivered) save that
when I saw him becoming intoxicated
and sought to remonstrate, he bluntly
answered: 'You have yourself to thank.'
"Ah! it was too tme.
"ifeiore a 3ear had passed wine no
longer satisfied his craving and he re-
srtel to brandy. My eyes were now
nil,- . .......! K.. : ....... ,.. !-- T-.
.iiiij viuw, unt ik o ivir int.. All
k's sober moments I tried to reason
wiin mm ana induce him to let it alone.
He would only reply: !" can't. El I in or.
I wish I could; hut from the moment I
tasted the first drop I was a lost man
You will have to besr it.'
"He never once argued that he was
all right and walking in a nafepath; he
seemed to realize his condition and was
sad even to despair. At times he gave
me the bitterest reproaches and curses,
but I felt that I deserved them all.
When onr first baby came, I hoped
that it might prove "a tie to hold at
home the father, for he syh
ISwMjgk mm earthly power mmmUL keep
la. Il-ssi-ed to karc kiss at Vmk.
aded iris comisf. Fee.
aot intoxicate!, that awfal kwk
despair was -Here krt-brekia
thsa the hilarity of drsakWrnsm. 0
ay ecm toar rooma t
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"My father's buiness did not pros
per well for the few years succeeding
my marriage, and soon I began to know
that he was drinking heavily. Which :
was caue and which effvet " I did not
know, but the two went together, and
the down-hill course wa. r'id. Final
ly the crash came our old home with
all its wealth of adornment m sold
under the hammer. My parents came
to my home temporarily, bnt they
never had another. Father drank to
such exceM that in a few month he
died of delirium tremens, and mother,
heart-broken, survived htm but a short
"While m3 children were yet very
young I saw unmistakable evidence
that the thirst for drink wa born in
them. From their birth I tried to
guard against cer3 avenue of danger,
hoping to save them by preventing
their learning the tatc of the poison.
Hut their fpther's own hand mixed for
them the deadly draught. He was in
toxicated at the time or he nev t would
have done it. I had left the dining-room
for a few moiueuLs and came back just
in season to see the younger of my two
little boy- smacking hi hpi ovv the
sugar iu the bottom of the tumbler.
Like a mad woman I seted the bottle
for of course it was near and htir.Vd
it through the open window. Then I
half dragged 1113 b3s to my own room,
telling them they had taken poison, and
I treated them as heroically an though
it had been arsenic or strychnine. As
I passed out of the door my husband
laughed a drunken laugh, saying
" Seeut to me ou"ve changed 3our
mind since you taught me to drink.'
"When m third baby was laid in
my arms, I praved for I had learned
to pray then tliat he might be spared
from the curse. As I h. Id him to my
breast I thought of the poor s avo
mother who gave laudanum to her
child and let it sleep to death in her
arms that it might not know the bond
age of slavery, and I understood. For
is not the victim of alcohol a slave?
What bondage so cruel, what fetter. so
galling? Far better that a hod should
be loaded with chains nnd ncotirgcd
with the lash than that a soul should
be fettered and scarred with sin. ()
Clod.' I prayed, 'remove the curse if tt
be possible, but if not, oh. take him to
Thyself!' (Jod heard m prayers. Only
a dn3 1113 baby stayed, and then my
arms were empty."
Tears were streaming down the pale
face, but a glow of solemn gladness
"Oh, friends!" she continued, "of
my three children, the one who never
knew hi mother's love has "been my
greatest comfort; I know he is safe
"M3 older hoys I tried with all my
power to keep from strong drink. I
taught them of the ruin which would
surely follow its use. They hnd their
father's example to shun. TIm3
seemed to understand and want to do
right, but the fire was in their natures
it could not be kept down. Willie,
my first born, went to a druukaid's
grave before he was twent3-two.
"M3 husband, iu one of his season. of
despair and remorse, took hi own life.
"And Frank, my Frank can I tel'
3011? A brighter, fairer, sunnier
tempered 103' never gladdened a
mother's heart. He fell as did his
father (i xcouKin placed the wine cup to
his litis. Under the influence of wine
he committed a crime, and to-day he is
behind the prison bars at Sing Sing,
a victim of wine, wink.
"And can I sit idly bv and hear 3011
sa that wine is good and harmless?
You can see my whitened hair and
haggard face. Would that for one mo
ment you could see the agoin of soul
that has made me what I am and learn
a lesson. All! he spake truly who said:
'Wine is a mocker, strong drink is
raging and whosoever i deceived
thereby is not wise.' "
There were few dry eyes when the
lnd3 ceased speaking. But one of the
teachers drew from her reticule a copy
of the Murphy pledge and passed it
around. It was an opportune move
ment, a stroke while the iron wit hot
The bit of paper was warmly wel
comed, and at the head of a long list
was the name of the girl-artist who was
so positive that wine was hnrmles.
Jennie Howard Brown, in Christian ut
AN AGGRESSIVE EVIL.
The Rum l'owrr Constantly I'mclilng Out
After Krr-lt Vlrtlin-.
The Bum Bower is aggres-ive. If it
did nothing but supply the besotted
victims of its power with the means of
gratifying the appetite to which they
are slaves, deirying all others, its reign
would end in a few 3cars, when thc-o
captive wretches all filled early graves.
But it is constantly reaching out foi
new victims. Every bo3 who enters a
saloon for the first time for a drink is
looked upon as one to educate into the
habit, one who is to be, as speedily a
possible, made a victim of this awful
appetite, that his daily wages may b"
drawn into the coffers of the salooubt.
On everv side, men are tempted to
drink. Along the street of our cities
the brillinntly-lighted saloons invito the
thousands of young men beginning
their career to 'drop in and spend their
evenings. They are more attractive
than the cold little bed-room in a
boarding-house which is the only horur
that thousands of than have. ihe sa
loons afford light, and wjirnfeh and
meny company. Is it any wou4er that
our young men visit iiiemr xni me
punctilious unwritten law of the sa
loon is that he who is a visitor must be
a patron, or be kicked out into the
street as a "loafer." The boy drink,
not because they like it, but to givi
mem me entree, me onnu naoit n
begun, the fearful appetite for ljqnor i
bom. and the voung man's feet are on
the. tiown grade. ,
The aggresj-ivenc of the Rnm
Tower is not confined to the city. AH
over the West, where a half-tlozen
houses clustered together forra' t
is oitea we nrw "0
opened ia tke inciitet
PPiJ tke tktrst of those
wsdded ta tke kabit, and to sirs
Jtosk Tktinu to join tke mutm
arasy of drHik-rniBed
are a tke dow award path.
Wkea all tkese tkiazs are
tks aisctmkl apolotrr ttat "if
aa a4Nc,saM,TI amsaacs m Y
aasi stowa I Wkea all the tmazs are es wieWp-L prrsaas waaaa aarmssisBia fitras sa-swa hi aasaw. s-s iwbb -y vm -
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Am OcratnM for r n4 Hrty -mlHrrh
Th. often of the politic! .elhod
of Ohio Democrat 1 nnk and jm. U
to heaven " Thre method are an
outrage upon partv allegiance The
not only violate rrery principle of hon
e.t3 and even" intinct of honor, bat
they .el at defiance cvry dictate of -gacitj.
They wrong the people who
deciion they nullify, while they d
grade tho party in the interX of which
th-v are exerced-
Ihe management of PemfKTaUc In
terest in Ohio and rprciHrlhe Cin
cinnati in due nee in thtxt nnnjjmrnt
his been in bad dor for e.tr. Tb
men who have coin, to the front have
not been dtiur-iihel for character or
ability. Thev belong to the cU f
politician-. aUr.vy loo nuinerou. who
value a narrow .nnd time erving expe
diency mere than pnneip! Fyr jo
iitical Hisdoiii uch men siibititutf-cnu-niiig,
and for the tru mi thoU of p-rtj
effeetitetiev they resort to the clum
blundering of th ruHlau aud the crim
inal. Kver ince the malign element which
was content to leave AUen CI Thur
man in retirement, and which con
spired for the defeat of (Jeorge H
lVndleton. became potent in State pol
itics, the tendency of the Democratic
policy iu Ohio ha,- lK-en .steadily' down
ward. In place of an earnest endenr
for the public welfare in the line of the
cherished principle of the Democratic
party, low ami, connected with mere
personal ambition-. hav been made
tiie objects of parti-an zeal. In the in
terest of these ambition raucu.e
and convention alike have Wi-n
paeked and bribed and dominated. In
trigue has taken the pUce of honorable
fKilitical conducL Momentary success
ias been preferred to nermaneut re
sults. In-tead of the plan-which ex
perience aud sngnclty siig;eted. Hie
devices of the forger and the thief hve
been adopted. Corruption has stalked
about in hideous uskedne. aud ha
not been ashamed. And the gi.v-p of a
mercenary hand has been so laid u
the springs and mechanism of party
action that the purpose of the State
Democracy have been dineredited and
it methods involved in indelible dis
grace, Thic downward tendency in Ohio pol
itic ha recently readied the zero
point. A lower depth of degradation
than that which the McLean ring iu
Hamilton County tin attached to the
record of the 'Democratic party, it
would be hard to conceive. When
Mahoney, one of tho ou-tcd Hamilton
County delegates, could stand fotth un
abashed and state "Now that the tight
i over I will say that 1 was not elected,
neither were any of the Hamilton Coun
ty Democratic candidate," party feel
ing, purpose and method would seeni
to have gravitated to the lowest point
It is the clear duty of the Democrat
of Ohio to take instant action in regard
to this matter. The evil inc uhu which
ha so long dominated the action of the
party must be deposed. This is a time
for severe and hearty root-and-branch
work. No half measures will answer.
Those who have betr.vd the be.-t in
terests of the Democracy must be
awarded the treatment and doom of
traitors. Their voices must be heard
no more in the councils of the partv.
and their methods and devic-s uunt bo
disavowed and discontinued. If the
Democratic party in Ohio is not to lo-e
the lat ve.-tige of influence; if it i not
to forfeit all title to the confidence of
the people, it must make the mainte
nance of,popular rights and the promo
tion of the public woal the object of
it endeavor, and these it must contrive
to effect by a policy of tirity a well in
The whole country will watch with
interest the cour-e which may be
adopted to remedy the evil comlitiou
of thing which has received such de
plorable manifcatntiou. It can not be
init that stiflicient wisdom, virtu ami
energy will be found iu the Democracy
of Ohio to provide efficient means for
its own protection and perpctuMinn.
But should nothing be done should
the evil inllu'nce which h:w blighted
the party remain unchecked, then it
j will be strongly felt that it may be the
' duty, as it i the right, of the National
Democracy to condemn and disown all
affiliations which would drw to it dis
grace, hiuiiilialiou and defeat. Wuth'
WILL NOT BE FORCED.
Frllnl Cipriani (!- Nu Kr-n on
Mr. Cleveland's declaration that he
will give no reason for his appoint
ments places him in the same attitude
auined by FaMaff when explaining
to I'oins and Prince Henry hi memor
able encounter with the knaves in buck
ram Having stated that the night was
so dark he could not see hi hand. Fsl
stHtf added in the same breath that he
was assailed by "knave in Kendal
green." Bonis and I'rince Henry t
once called on Fat Jack to give x rea
son for this discrepancy, aud the col
loquy ran a follows
Prlnte lUnrvCom. tU us jroar reason:
what jt thou to till
ftri'n Cora"-, jour rcaon, Jnckr: your rea
son! riiirtf Wht, upon onnipillon? No: wf
I at the trip'l. or all thr rack In tlj
wttrM. I uil not tell j-011 t,n ctnceUion
Olwe you a raon on punpulttim' If r?fon
were rs plenty at bUefcbcrrlt. I wiull atr
no man a rraon upon ccnnptiUlon J
Hence the discrepancy went nnct-
dained and the question of I'oin and
rince Henry remain unannwcred.
Ionbtie FaNlafT could hre given a
reason why h w able to ee the
knaves in Kendal green, although the
night wa. xj dark he could not dUtin
rnih hi own hand, but he would ncv
er do it on compulsion!
Mr. Cleveland would no doubt claim
thai h conld "render mot excellent
reaon" for removing capable, trained
oC tke awhiic service and tke scandal af
kk preteniBoas as a reformer. -Lea
se saay ke "as plenty as -.ackksr-ries,"
hat Mr. Ctereland will mmt mn
palaJon" state kaw it is tkat lasi
aa aeiieTers to asbonaKr art
IM-rti-sjM' vkile State-aa.-
reWk are worthy.
tkata nUissa raaafaljr Mr. CIssralajM. Bifsslina ial ijss sfMhoytfa- ,, 1
faM'i''JM sjesftsMl tsai- mm Jsassaaaaax- sasa wsta .as "immmmljB'X aot - MJ-ei
n aras. aa--a--i war, anas; iisnu-Uft aaasv mwmm .i s-i---aaar - t 5B 1
land report for rmrral would 1
no ltrulon ontMe IV-sidallal prer-T-ativc.
but only funuh. an ereUs
opporfantty tn" him-olf aright, M
he h. ant g-I tva why Houhl fc
not b eajrr and j,!I In fnrnik thewf
Wahiti;tuR ctitendetl thai In H
where th jent- h.d tnrdooUu it was
IkhioJ In ak uifti for hi- nHt,in- tfrtt
t-Ainj, tlnl actwn. aal Why hnihi
not Cleveland da th ne? It i kls
prirtUrge. pf cuutx1. to rfo to rtndr
snV r''-n. ht xh'it h dor for
ihe purpose of defdn the lrel
denti.l preroUv" he--j-.'j aitnelf
to the mhi spMn whicH h. hinjj
clonde! KalttTrstntin forcAady
and nacsmty.- Chieuy Triir
11 m i 1
JSr It Iho Ohto lnretl;alivn gt
nit No vt hit wah 1 w,niwl. oh ti
ftu-u truth. Tim D-uerev f ttt.
L'titMti. as well a 01k, h ner hi
sntdil ith Use wv Bnd!;tua x
dfetd Slr iV-.
JOMr ."seney. of Onto. h4 intr.
dtd inU tke 11 te of Kpranta
tive a ttt for tho repeal of ths Qrll--erMce
la . (H cwurse tUero U n
prspevt of pn -h a Wll w?jUi
the llejMibhcatt h th Snal
y y. t,H-
3rIf the Demoortie p .rtv n 0-Xrv-
rvfu to admit D.ikti, tii
Ameriertit p-)ple. wln my alway tx?
depended upon to do th rfUt thlnsf,
will be aVed to rWet a Conrv that
will deal genllv With U- -wu tttti
(D T) Vr..
Ksflt does not become (.enr.! But
ler or (Jenr.-l Vent to opjno the ad
mission of Dnkola. If justice i don.
Siuith Dnkot-t will be .-dmittett a
Mate, and the remaining jort.on of the
Territory named "hmcoln." in ac
cordance with the recwimuendittaii ti
the Senile at the laM w,ou. .. 1 '
tSjrW'e repent, therefore, that "il
there ".Terr- real, ubt.snthl. he.trly
honesty In ihr counlry, aud not a niU
erable. ilibhy, apinetess cant and
mock, there Mould oe an eprc-ion ot
indignation from every iiu.trter tliat
would drive Secretary Whitney from
the plrtiH he has degraded and debased.
Mr' Governor Hill declare lhnttho
who expect htm lo atitagoitio Irr.
dout Clevelauil will be dUrtppotnteiL
He is nol rnj ungrateful, mother worda,
as t do an injury to j mn who kindly
gave one thousand dollnrs to protnoVe
his election, in spite of lite f..el thai he
wiia niutting on n pl.itfortu of sipi.nt
opposition to the leading poller aud
purpose of the AdiuitiUlrAUoit. Ut.
S-fli wn foreseen by reflecting Dem
ocrats that no petninnenl xltetlj'tft waa
lo be adileit to the Democratic eaui by
the Mugwump revolt, Turtle gtlu
itothiug of an enduring ahie by tho
accession of voter who join with lhtm
on any other ground thnti nti agree
ment in fundamental principle. Be
tween the Democracy and the men whit
left thw Republican pity a ptote-tHttU
against the primary tlc:riuu that the
mnjonlv must and of right ought to
rule, there never wa and nvor cn he
.1113 agreement in puueiplc. Ihulun
fsirDtiu tune, and a very brief time,
should be given to Senator 1'ayne to
aperso hluiself from tho ehaige pr
ferrcd by Mr Douaxiu. If he diuis not
clear himself beyond ah ado w of taint,
then the Senate a a bodi iuut uopilrrt
into the matter. Il can not do other
wise. A Senate which absorb or tol
erate a tainted ineinlHr become tniut
ed iLself. Aud a tnlut-Ml Setutt iaii not
long exist in a free country. (Jovoni
nioiiU exist, at any rto in Atnoncn. by
the consent of lhegocrned. And exni
sent will never be given to the pro
longed existence of a tainted Jjnat.
Lost Hi Tornpor.
Errly in .John Hhruin f'on'jre
sional enreer he lost hi temper for tho
first and lat time, no far a any of hl
legtHlntive aoelnl know. It waa
while he wa a member of the lowr
Houe and during one of hi .peehe
against slavery. He aahl onitliing
that wa object ion dhle to the Sothrn
iiiember. antl a rnnn nanted Wright,
from Tuiitte'e, who was Hnd-rUt" fn
lluence of liquor nt the tun", called'
Sherman a liar. Slmnnnn did not hr
the remark, but the official fyonr did
and ineorporiU'd It into the OM.
Sherman r il next dny and nm to
a question of privilege H mted thrtt'
he did not henr W right ue th lan
guage, but if ttch a rvmark hnd ben
tiiailc Wright wa videnlly drunk
when he utl'-rml it Wright att'-rnplcl
to rejily, but hi fnnd eotnplll him
to sit down. loiter 111 tlie dny lie walked
past Sherman' disk and gave vent to
a necr a li did no. blurninn, appre
ciating the instill, picked up a 1hx of
wafers ami dlid it into Wr.ghtfae.
The Southerner attmpte! to drw
pivtol but wa orcrporrerd. The ex
citnnieni wa in jreat that an tIjotlni
ment of the Hon'; followed V.itj
one expected that a dujl would be the
climax of the trouble, but happily
nothing of the. kind followed- Wright
declared he would hot Sherman mm
ight. and both mn w-nt aruI for
Home time. On one occaim ShenuJitt
met Wright nar the capitol. and peo
ple who mv the men approach rmm
another thought an encounter waa il
witabl. Shennxn plac;l hi hand onr
hi pistol, and, like the hinl-r In th
jungle. Iookel the hfrat in the ej.
Wright- nio'wl hail chjtnge!, and U
passed on wjihout a word. (Mceciitit"
A Dmocrattc Surpnsa,
The President "cnrd h scanty m
jority in the decive St -t. ly r-aot "
of prom! rmulc by hi$ snpjHjrtrs.
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