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ts AMERICAN BARONS.
TWO HEIRS TO ENGLISH TITLES
Romance of tha Heritage of tlie llaronjr
of Fairfax of Cameron The Premier
Baron or Ireland Will Not Claim Ills
Y a decision of the
house of lords, in
1800, In favor of the
ev. Bryan Fair
fax, the title of
Baron Fairfax of
Cameron was ac
quired, and quietly
with other outworn
vanities, by the
Fairfaxes of Vir
ginia and Maryland. In like manner ,the
heir to the title and estates of Kingsale
and Ringronc, the oldest barony in Ire
land, -which included the questionable
right to wear the baronial hat in the
presence of royalty, Is at this present
writing enjoying bucolic peace and ease
on his ancestral grounds of Cheston-
upon-Wye, in Queen Anne's county,
contemplating with satisfaction his cat
tle and sheep (appropriately beasts of
gentle blood and high degree), and won
dering, if he ever gives a thought to
the matter, how a gentleman, because
he happens to bo premier baron of Ire
land, can fail to doff his beaver to a
lady because she happens to be merely
queen of England, writes J. W. Wil
liamson In the Century. This is Dr.
William Henry Do Courcy of the an
cient 3tock of that name, whereof a
branch was transplanted to Maryland
about 1G53, by younger sons of the
house of Kingsale descendants of that
doughty earl of Ulster whose prowess
is celebrated in the ballad:
So they pave thin hearty honor
To the hold De Courcy race,
That they ever should dare their helms
Before the king's own face.
And when every head Is unbonneted.
They -walk In cap and plume.
The actual holder of the title Inherits
from a sailor who hailed from Rhode
Island, and whose elevation to the dig
nities and emoluments of the barony
was accomplished by an ingenious and
complicated scheme of Imposition after
the death of Gerald, tho twenty-fourth
baron, in 1759, that recalls the noto
rious Tichborne conspiracy. It is even
probable that Arthur Orton or his
abettors may have found their Inspira
tion and instructions in the case of the
De Courcys of "My Lord's Gift" and
Cheston-upon-Wye in Maryland. The
daughters of Gerald warmly espoused
the cause and claim of the Maryland
family. A lady of the Kingsale connec
tion, writing fiom London to Wlliam
DeCourcy of Chcston, in 17C3. says:
"The late carl was. In his latter days,
weak in his understanding and open to
Imposture, being greatly anxious to con
tinue tho honors of his family with his
name. A certain great personage, and
a party who had their own views,
foisted In this man as his relation, tho
't is plain he is an impostor, and de
ceived the carl by information drawn
from himself. T is not to the purpose
to give an account of him. They call
him a despicable slave, who was bred a
ropemaker and waterman. He Is, how
ever, the first peer in the kingdom, and
has actually exercised the privilege of
wearing his hat in the royal presence."
In a petition to the "right honorabl"
the lords spiritual and tempornl in par
liament assembled," the daughters of
the earl of Kingsale assert that for
some years before, and to tho time of
his death, his lordship "labored under
a constant indisposition of mind, and
was weak in his understanding, easy
of belief, open to imposition, and a
proper object for designing persons to
work upon, by whose creatures he was
constantly surrounded; that in this
melancholy state of mind It was first
contrived by Improper Insinuations to
alienate his affections from his said
children, and then to introduce, as the
real heir male cfc that ancient family, a
person of ihe name of John Courcy or
De Courcy, brought from a state of ob
scurity and the lowest degree in life
a common boatman, then plying for
hire at Portsmouth in Great Britain; a
person before never heard of, and -unknown
to the family. Your
petitioners are well assured, and doubt
not to prove if they are permitted to do
so, that William Do Courcy, Esq., of
Queenstown in Maryland, is the real
and true heir male of the family, and
as such respected and considered In
that country; and the late lord, before
he fell into that melnncholy state of
mind and the hands of designing per
sons, did publlckly declare that Wil
liam De Courcy, son of Miles de Courcy,
was the next heir male of this family."
But these eastern shore De Courcys.
belns content with their terrapin and
oysters and ducks, and the honorable
regard of their neighbors, and espe
cially wary of tedious and costly liti
gation, Just "let the old thing go," while
they concerned themselves rather for
the independence of the colonies, and
proceeded to equip a gallant young cap
tain for the army of the revolution.
So the Rhode Island boatman had it all
his own way, and singing,
Fare thee well, my trim-built wherry,
Boat and oars and badge, farewell!
took coach for London, and immedi
ately began to talk to his betters
"through his hat."
Gold In the Hank or Kncland.
The amount of gold in tho Bank of
England continues to Increase. It Is
now valued at 44,725,000 a larger
sum than it has ever reached before.
It is stated that if It continues to pour
in at the present rate It will become
a positive source of embarrassment.
iStf" Ja&tjZi. S&
BRET HARTE'S STORIES.
Heathen Chinee" First
to He Published.
Several friends of Bret Harte wero
dh'cusstng a story of his which came
out lately In a leading periodical and
several anecdotes were told about him,
which have, I believe, never been in
pilnt, says a writer In the Boston Post.
The men were all prominent In Bomo
department of life and the conversation
was held in the reading-room of the
Union League club.
"I wonder If you know how Bret
Harte became famous?" said one fine
looking old rann. "I was in the west at
the time. Dear mc! It must have been
twenty-five years ago. He had been do
ing regular work for the California
Overland Monthly and the editor looked
on him as a person to be relied on to do
not only regular work but to 1111 In
gaps when they appeared. One day he
rushed up to Harte and said:
"'I must have half u column Im
mediately. Have you anything on
"Harte went to his desk, and, over
turning a pile of manuscript, picked
out some verses and threw them to the
editor, with the remark:
" 'I don't know whether they will
suit, but I have nothing else the right
"The verses were 'The Heathen
"The next day Ha-te was famous. Ho
has since done what he himself con
siders better work, but the public, for
once constant, gives the highest praise
to the work which he thought hardly
"The first time Bret Harte came
east," said a friend the other day, "he
was to take in all the chief cities in
New England. We who were familiar
with the east exclaimed almost In a
bieath: 'How he will enjoy the beauti
ful New England fall! Perhaps the
gcrgeousness of the foilago seen by him
for the first time will Inspire another
"After he had been cast for a short
time he wrote me a letter, which I can
tell you almost word for word. It ran
" 'You ask me what has Impressed
me most since I left home. I can an
swer emphatically the waitresses. I
never saw a womnn wait at table be
fore. After my lecture at Concord I
waa waited on by one at breakfast. She
said to me:
" ' "Coffee, tea, ham, eggs and bacon.
I enjoyed your lecture, Mr. Harte. You
had a most select audience." '
"He never even mentioned the au
A SECOND ELSIE VENNER.
Play tho Violin itnil Clmriim ICattlu
snake, with it Weird Melody.
With music drawn from her violin
Miss Ruth Brown, a beautiful young
lady of Lake City, Fla., has succeeded
In charming about fifty rattlesnakes
that have their den under an immense
reck near her home, says the Philadel
phia Times. Miss Brown Is the daugh
ter of wealthy parents, who reside in a
mr.gniflrent hom on thp Suwaneo river.
In this county. She is an accomplished
violinist and for six months has been
accustomed to sit on the rock men
tioned and play on her violin. One af
ternoon recently while riding over his
estate her father heard weird music on
the rock. The music hnd an uncanny
sound r.nd Mr. Brown rode to the rock.
There he found his daughter playing
her violin, while around her were about
fifty snakes, some of them monsters In
size. The snakes were In a state of
ecstasy. Wilder grow the music and
seme of the snakes shook their rattles
in harmony. Fjnally Miss Brown threw
a note of command into the music and
the snakes gradually slipped from the
rock and disappeared in their den. Mr.
Brown was horrified when his daugh
ter told him that for six months she
had played to the snakes. Miss Ruth
says every afternoon she feels such a
longing to have the snakes about her
that she cannot resist and that she
would rather die than surrender the
While playing to the snakes that sur
round her. she says, she Is unconscious
of occurrences beyond the reptilllan
ciiele. Mifcs Brown Is well known in
social circles in Florida.
The Mortality Small.
Of 224 persons treated for rabies by
Pasteur's method at St. Petersburg last
year only three died of hydrophobia;
two of these deaths occurred during the
treatment before the inoculation had
had Its full effect, the other was a pa
tient brought In thirteen days after he
was bitten. The rabid animals were
193 dogs, eighteen wolves, seven cats,
five horses and one pig. At Odessa 98 i
persons were inoculated, the death rate
being only one-third of 1 per cent. One
case is recorded of a patient dying one
year after inoculation. He had been
severely bitten by a mad dog, tho
wounds were cauterized within threo
hours of their Infliction, and he was
afterward inoculated, but he died of
hydrophobia just a year after the Inocu
lation. National Character.
A too commercial spirit characterizes
our life. It is one thing for a people
to possess a commercial spirit, but quite
a different thing for that same spirit
to possess their body and soul. Com
merce and markets are the just pride
and employments of a nation, but they
alone will not perpetuate states. A
great state must grow men. Character
is the summit of a nation. Hon.
Charles G. Neely.
Our Influence is immortal. It Is tho
Immortal part of us. Our deeds, our
thoughts, live on forever and forever.
Each propagates afttr its own kind
IRRIGATION IN ILLINOIS.
It It a Success at Kankakee ami Is Ad
vocated Alone the Canal.
That tho wonderful success of tho
Irtigatcd farm at Kankakee will give a
great Impetus to Irrigation In Illinois
there can be no doubt, says the irriga
tion Age. Sooner or later this state
and other states along the line of tho
great lakes will bo watered by pipe lines
fiom thoso great bodies of water, Illi
nois especially, penetrated ns It Is to bo
bv tho great drainage cnnnl. Alarmists
say that the withdrawal of 1100,000 cubic
feet of water a minute from Lake Michi
gan by the drainage canal will reduco
the level of the lakes to such an extent
as to Interfere with navigation by tho
largest lake Bteamers. In a rnln of hIx
Inches which recently fell over these
lakes tho quantity of water added to
them was 1,079,C40,17G,000 cubic feet. It
would take Bevcn years for the Chicago
drainage canal to withdraw this quanti
ty of wnter. This "drainage" canal Is
really a great ship canol, and by tap
ping it hero and there crops will bo
aided to make cargoes for those ships.
But that is a matter of the future.
For the Immediate present pumping
plants will convey wnter from neigh
boring streams, as at Kankakee, and In
this farmers can nssoclnto themselves
together here and there and divide the
expense. Reservoirs and Inkcs will bo
mndo In different sections and various
means will bo employed in pumping
tho water. Two irrigations a season
will prove sufllclcnt in Illinois. Gns
engines, oil engines and perhaps elec
tricity will furnish tho power, and it is
likely that windmills will cut a big
flguie. With a gasoline engine, n pump
an J a reservoir, small patches con bo In
dependent of any general Irrigation
companies, though It must be confessed
that tho latter have proved n great
benefit in the far west, reclaiming
thousands of acres of barren lands and
transforming them into farms that pro
duce not only one, but several crops
KINDERGARTEN AT THE OPERA.
llehlnd tho Orchestra Hull the .Matinee
(llrl Has Luncheon.
The Metropolitan opera houso was
not built with the idea that any part of
it was ever to be used as a picnic
grounds and its managers, in looking
to tho Interest of tho public, have not
seen fit to place signs In any section an
nouncing that It Is exclusively for the
use of basket parties and that boxhold
cra and ushers are not allowed, says a
New York exchange.
Tho New York matinee girl has
taken matters into her own hands, how
ever, and has fixed upon Saturday ns
the day of her opera picnic. If tho
oprra Is "Tristan and Isolde," nnd be
gins at 1:15, she dashes In, pink and
white of cheeks, fluffy of hair, dainty
and debonair, a neat little package
under her arm, full half an hour before
the performance btglns.
She buys a ticket, just an admission,
and floats disdainfully by the brown
coated Harry Richards, who stands at
the central portal. No ushers for her.
She wants no seat. She gets up to the
otchestra rail and stands there study
ing the raiment of lier sisters, who do
just as she does, and waiting for tho
opera to begin.
What she does during the action on
the stage doesn't much matter. Her
transformation scone comes between
the acts. The curtain falls, Miss Dain
ty whirls around, spies a friend who
cairies a bundle just the size of hers,
tlies to tho place of the friend, and they
two gush at each other for a second,
squat on tho floor behind the orchestra
rail, open their bundles, produce cake
and bonbons and eat and talk and gush
until It is time to be up again and drink
ing In tho music.
She is only onn girl and her friend
is Just another like her. They are the
types of about a hundred who go to the
opera house or every Saturday ma
tinee, bring luncheon and sit on tho
floor while eating it.
"It's kindergarten day, wo call it,"
said an employe of tho house as ho
gathered on a dustpan remnants of
cake, crushed mnrshmallows, chocolate
that had been sat upon, flowers that
had been crushed nnd a litter of a dozen
other things that help to make pleasant
the life of Miss Knickerbocker.
Uses for Hair.
Most peoplo believe that fishing tackle
makers are the only persons who have
any employment for the barbers' clip
pings. A fact that has recently come to
light, however, shows a new use to
which human hair has been put. Dur
ing the Inst year or two tons of hair
have been packed between the plates or
a certain part of war vessels. Hair Is
very elastic, and thus affords a most
effective backing to metal. Again, It
is being used very satisfactorily to form
a kind of fender, which Is thrown over
the side of a vessel to prevent her
Fcrubblng against the dock to take the
place, In fact, of more commonly used
Her Hopes Dashed.
"Doctor," paid a distressed wife lo
the family physician, as ho was com
ing downstairs from his patient's room,
" can you give me no hope of my hus
band? Can nothing be done?"
"Madam," said the delighted doctor,
rubbing his hands, "allow me to con
gratulate you, Our patient has taken
a turn for the better and now we may
hope to havo him about again in a few
weeks." "Oh, doctor!" exclaimed the
horrified lady, throwing up her hands,
"you told me he could not possibly get
bettor and I have sold all of his
From One Who H.d Kmd It.
"Tlmmlns says his lust novel
bound to make people talk."
"I guess so. I fancy they would
rather talk than read it."
PARSON AND WHIP.
HE LAYS IT ON THE BACKS OF
Bays He's the A Rent of the Deity
Head a Mat of the Wicked One
Kierr Sunday ami Chastises Tli.iu
In ton Cheek,
a Hardshell colored
Baptist preacher of
Waycross, Gu., Is a
character. Ho liter
ally believes In con
trolling the spirit
ual welfare of liU
flock, not with n
rod of Iron, but
with a buggy whip.
That Is, he thrashes tho wandering
sheep Into submission to his teach
ings whenever tho wicked spirit in
them rebels. His authority for this
comes from original sources. Ho be
lieves himself tho chosen agent of the
Almighty In that locality, nnd has or
dered that nil disputes among the mem
bers shall bo referred to htm ns a solo
arbitrator. His judgment is the Judg
ment of God.
This Idea at first made hlni a buU for
scoffers. Tho "whlto trash" round
about regarded It as a Joke. But the
Jocoso stage has now passed, and the
stern reality of his conviction Is every
way apparent. Ho Is n religious des
pot as inexorable ns any sultan.
Personally tho preacher Is not tho
kind of a man that would be expected to
wield so complete nn Influence over n
bund of able-bodied men. Not a male
member of tho congregation but could
thrash the old preacher with ono hand.
Yet his authority Is as unquestioned as
if backed by a standing army. Cheek Is
small In stature nnd measures two
inches nnd a fraction over live feet.
HIb sixty odd years have whitened his
beard and hnlr nnd sapped the vitality
of n once powerful frame.
It 1b his custom on each Sunday to
read a list of members who during the
week past have strayed from the path
of rectitude. Ho then adds that he will
meet tho backsliders In the lot back of
the church after the conclusion of the
services. The congregation is Invited to
remain nnd witness tho chastisement,
probably for the salutary lesson It will
bo for them. A strong wooden post has
been sunk firmly into the ground and
to this tho sinner clasps his hands.
He Is never tied, but is merely told to
bare his back and grasp the post. Tho
pastor does the rest.
Before laying on tho lash tho Rev.
Mr. Cheek explains the culprit's pecu
liar offense and makes plain tJP fact
that the sin should not have bi!i com
mitted. Then he says that tho Lord
considers ten lashes of tho whip sufll
clcnt punishment for the crime, and he
proceeds to lay them on. Enfeebled as
he Is with age the blows lack tho usual
strength of whippings of this kind, but
tho venerablo pastor has found this he
roic method of correction an ndmlrable
Tho victims could easily pick up tho
minister and toss him bodily over tho
neighboring fence, but so great is their
veneration and their belief that he Is In
truth an Intermediary specially ap
pointed by the Lord, that no revolting
spirit has yet cropped out.
In a similar way family disputes anil
petty differences aro settled. Both sides
are heard, tho Judgment is rendered,
and the whip applied upon htm who de
serves it For years the same blind,
Implicit faith has been reposed in tho
Rev. Mr. Cheek.
He does not possess any super
natural power. He has never per
formed any miracles or done anything
that would awaken In IiIb congregation
the veneration born of superstition and
fear, but he has simply gathered about
him a flock of devout negroes, whose
religion Is almost fanatical, and he
rules them as a king rules his kingdom.
To Tunnel Pike. Feat;.
it Is reported that the actual work
on the tunnel through Pike's peak was
begun eight miles from the Cripple
Creek gold field. The work Is done un
der contract with the city of Colorado
Springs, Col., and the tunnel Is to run
from Beaver Creek canyon to Wett
Beaver Creek, bringing the water down
the canyon and Into the control of the
waterworks at Colorado Spilngs. The
tunnel is 11,000 feet above the sea level
and Is to be over a mile and a halt
long. Tho workmen will drill through
solid granite and a tunnel 5x7 feet wilt
be built. The contract calls for the
completion of tho work within two
years. The price to be paid Is $1C per
foot, and at this rate it is estimated that
the work will cost $250,000. Workmen
have begun operations at both ends
of the proposed tunnel. Owing to the
fact thut gold has been found in paying
quantities In bo many places near Crip
ple Creek the contractors have great
expectations ns to the result of boring
through Pike's peak, and u sufficient
number of clalmB have been secured to
protect any find that may be made
during the progress of the work.
Hebrew Illhle Munutrrlpts.
Two remarkable Illuminated He
brew manuscripts of the Bible, wrltteu
In the ninth or tenth century, were
shown by Dr. Gaster recently to the
Society of Biblical Archaeology In
London. They came from central Asia
and are probably the oldest Hebrew
texts of the bible In existence. The
margins of tho leaves arc covered with
rosettes in gold and other ornaments,
while the writing 1b surrounded by a
border of five-colored lines.
MIbb Louisa Aldridge Blake Is the
first woman to receive the degree ot
master of surgery from London university.
KNQLISH TATTOOINO FAD.
A Curious I'ractlre Which Leads to Borne
Tnttoolng nf. n fashionable fnd haB not
reached New York as yet, but If reports
nrc to be believed, says nn exchange, it
Ih still prevalent at tho world's me-
tiopollB. An eminent London phyel
clnu, n specialist in skin diseases, In
quoted ns authority" for the" Ht'atementi
that the practice 1b much less general
than bus been supposed, yet ho says
that n number of peculiar nnd some
very distressing cobcb have recently
enme under his notice. He adds: "As
it whether such things can bo effectual
ly lemoved, I will only any here that
much, of course, depends upon the ex
it nl nnd depth of the mnrkB, but nearly
all processes of lemovnl leave n mark
more or less unsightly. As to the utter
folly in most cases of having thcuo
murkB made, I rnn bear full wltnesB.
Only this summer I wna consulted by
the parentB of n young lady who hnd
been foolish enough years ago to havo
the name of a lover marked upon her
arm. This fnncy had wholly pnbsed off
and a new nnd brilliant matrimonial
chance with a man she really loved hnd
presented itbelf, but she dare not tell
him of this mnrklng, for he hnd never
even heard of the other love, nnd was Ot
a Jealous disposition, nnd tho young
lady could not wear evening drcRB
without a bnndnge around her arm.
This Is one of the common cases, and
It seems trilling, but tho bearer of the
mark suffered grent mental anguish
and was made absolutely ill by It. But
I can assure you thnt tho disruption of
a leully happy marriage between two
persons known to every one in society,
whose Bepnrntlon was a puzzle at tho
time to n wide circle, wns brought about
by a wretched and simple tnttoo mark,
fcr I was consulted by the lady, who
wns In an agony of misery. Tho two
have never been reunited, I am sorry to
say. Many of the pcrsoiiB who have
consulted me hnve been men who have,
as the expression goes, risen in life,
nnd who hnvo seemed to regard the
marks upon their nrms nnd hands ns
outward symbols of their former call
ing of mere laborers, but In certain of
these cases the mnrl8 have been of n
somewhat coarse significance. H I
tried to recollect nil tho cases brought
before me I could tell you some queer
ones, but I may mention ono well
known peer he got the title unex
pectedly who haB the lobes of both
GOT AN APPETITE FOR SOUP.
Ilrltlsh KnldliT- at First Looked Willi
Contempt Upon the Mixture.
Once as a lieutenant colonel, indig
nant at the whslesnlo waste of excellent
soup bones. I ordered the master cook
to Insure, under pain of my displeasure,
that large cauldrons filled with tho
othervvlbe unutilized mnterlulB should
bo kept simmering for my Inupectlon
three times a week. To this he was to
add peamenl, senEonlng, etc., nt tho cost
of a few penc", not charged to the men;
and as n gunrnnty of obedience he was
to habitually send In to my orderly
room, juct before the men's dinners, a
specimen of HIb brew. Respectful re
monstrances from cookB und sergeants,
to which I blandly replied: "Yes, I un
destand your objections; but the soup
shall bo made." I found It oh, so good
on a cold dny nearly equivalent to n
Afttr n week's trial spokesmen from
the messes nddrecsed to me further and
urgent complaints, alwnyH with the ut
most respect. "We don't like this here
soup, ulr; nisty, thick, greasy; poor
stuff, with nothing to feel between the
teeth; wo don't like to see it on the tn
ble." "But you do not pay one farthing
for It," I pointed out to the malcontents.
"You need not consume this gratuitous
food if you do uot like It, and you are
notdepiKed of ono ounce of your ration
meat. My Instructions must be carried
out, and kettles of eoup must bo placed
In the rooms until further orders."
They retired, ullenced but unconvinced.
About three weeks later I ascertained
the further developments of my Innova
tion. For u few days the soup had con
tinued to be eyed with anger; nnd, uu
tusted, to be lelegated to the gutter.
Then by degrees one or two of the men
thought they might as well swallow a
little of the savory food. Their exam
ple was Boon followed, and finally tt waa
generally hulled as a delicious addition
to their meal.
I'hoiphnrrsrei.t . Diamonds.
An expert In gems hna lately called
attention to a property In the diamond
which hnB not hitherto been fully ap
preciated. Robert Boyle mentions a
diamond that became phosphorescent
simply by the heat of the hand, ab
sorbed light on being held near a can
dle, and emitted light on being briskly
rubbed. Observations by Mr. Kunz, the
gem expert, confirm Boyle'B statement
that dlamondB become phosphorescent
In the dark after exposure to sunlight
or electric light by being rubbed on
wood, cloth, or metal. TIiIb property
Is an important one, as it will help the
non-expert to distinguish between the
true diamond and other hard btones,
as well as imitations, none of which
is said to exhibit this phenomenon.
Sickness and Sin.
There la no slcknesB of the body that
hna not its corresponding sickness of
the soul. Leprosy of the body compares
to aluggishness of the soul, consump
tion to tepidity of the soul, fever to
uvi.ilce, dropsy to pride, epilepsy, the
falling alcknesa to fickleness and In
consistency In the service of God. Ex.
tisii. Morgan's Horse.
A horse which General John Morgan
rode in his famous ride in 18C2, died
near Versailles, Ky., a few dnya ago.
Morgan rode the horse into Versailles
und left It there, taking in lta place a
fine mare. The horse was, when It died,
J more than 37 years
A GHOST AT THE WEDD1NO.
Shadowy Form of Commodorn Vander
hilt I Said to Have Appearod.
The following is an original dream ot
a ghost that appeared at the Van.ierbllt
Marlborough wedding, ttcordlag to tha
memory of Prof, Hutching., the popu
lar lecturer, nnd tho Uoaton Po3t.
The wtdlng feuBt was on, the four
hiintlrcd werc'gnlherod thero la all the
plentltude of their royal power.
The nrlBtocracy, "monocracy" and
plutocracy were there; when, auddeuly,
nn apparition burst upon the startled
throng; straight he strodo toward '.he
bride and looked to nolthar right nor
left nt any living thing, but advanced
with mighty strldos, till tho wonder
ing crowd fell hack und gave way to
the oncomer. Tall, lean, lank and
ehndowy, broad-shouldered and blg
hnntltd, he fncod tho brtdo. "Do you
know mc, ConBuelo?" ho said, and the
terrified bride raised her trembling eje
to the tall, gaunt figure-.
"I do not know you," shu said. "But
I am your great-grandfather; my name
Is Cornelius, nnd thoy call me the com
modore." "But," said the bride, "your
hands nrc large und bony, hard and
horny; your fingers aro misshapen,
twisted and distorted." "So-ao."
chuckled tho ghost. "Hard and bony,
are they?" nnd ho clasped his hands
and rolled them ono over tho other nntll
tl o JolntB cracked again and he
laughed with mighty gloo.. "With
thofco hnndB did I toll, strive and strug'
gle, nnd with these twlstod fingers dt
I pluck out of tho hands of roniorselesf
and relentless fnto, Bcventy millions ot
gold to endow you with, and here you
Ftnnd to-dny with tho four hundred
gazing upon you. You, with all your
youth and beauty and accomplishments
traded and bnrtered off like aheep'ln
the shnmbleB, and for what? An empty
bauble, a bursting bubble, a trinket, a
title, n thing to catch the heart of a
woman." And then the ghost turned
nnd looked ngain, not at tho bride, but
at the royal duke. "Look at tf.m," he
laid. "Behold tho royal scion o a noble
houHC, with the llnongo or a thousand
yours bthlnd him, and what betoro
him?" and then onco mora he turned
townrd tho brldo and spoke hla last
word. "And for this, and thta, and all
this, may tho nwfut destiny which you
have invoked upon your happy young
soul be kinder to you than you have
beftn to yourself." And while they
shuddered nnd stored the frightful spec
ter lifted a warning finger and vanished
never ngnln to nppear.
DniiKcr In Cold Feet.
You .will never be In good health an J
never do your best work If your fet
are constantly cold. Grayo diseases of
the thront and lungs nre caused by cold
feet alone, and theso troubles aro al
ways aggravated by n frigid condition
of the lower extremities. If proper foot
wear does not give relief, consult a
phyBlcInn, for tho chances are tho sys
tem Is "run down," and radical meas
ures uro necessnry. In nlno ca3ea out
of ten, however, the foot covering N
to blame, either becnii3o of Its' shape
or Hb material. Save In warm weathr,
and for low-cut shoes, leather, us or
dinarily prepnred, has serioua objec
tions. It lacks two prime qualities
porosity nnd capacity for abeorptlon
being In this respect too much like rub
ber. No foot can remain either com
fortable or healthy If kept In a per
petual bath of Its emanations and ex
cretions. Leather, especially' that of
the more porous varlotlos, muy bq tol-"
crated for the outsldo, but for cold
weather It Bhould always be line with
woolen cloth, or, better, with wool felt.
In fact, for all cold climates, and for
winter wear in all climates where there
Is any winter, a footgear made from all
wool felt approaches tho idn&l. Accord
ing to modern notions, any iltnoss lu
one part of tho body may bo occasioned
by tome Irritating causa far removed
from the teat of tho trouble. Ju3t how
this Is cannot always be clearly ex
plained, but that such connection Joes
sometimes exist Is beyond dispute. In
the matter under discussion, If the
nerves of the whole body are Irritated
by a tight Bhoe, or the extreme cold
ness of the extremities makes extra de
mand upon the blood supply, there is
neither nerve force nor blood enough
left for other functions.
Moon Docs In Cunada.
Persona who were abroad at an early
hour in Toronto recently wltuessod a
beautiful dunar phenomenon. The moon
herself was the center of a brilliant
white croBB, while on either side, at a
diatance of about sixteen degrees, were
what might not Inaccurately be called
great prismatic parlunlona, or moon
dogs. Beyond the radius of these and dt
the opposite polntB of the lunar cross
there were rainbow-colored crescents,
with their convex Bides toward the
moon, while all about the, sky was
"hazed" with ever-shiitlngs awarma of
Ice partlcleB shimmering In tha moon
Women In Folltlcs.
That woman In politics means purity
in politics one Kansas woman has
started out to demonstrate la an Inter
esting way, Mrs. D. P. Leslie was
elected county clerk in Browa county
at the last election. She, of course,
pledged herself to appoint only de
serving persons to offices in her control.
She has begun by making her daughter
chief deputy. She knows the char
acter of this appointee thoroughly and
is satisfied of her fltnes3 und integrity.
Now the workers are wondering how
far her faith In her own family goea.
The First Man.
The first man of whom science has
any knowledge was a dull-witted,
earthy-minded creature, intent upon
something to eat or kill, blind to beauty
In flowers or sublimity In landscape
with small power of sentiment or faith.
Rev. George A. Thayer.
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