The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, March 15, 1901, Page 5, Image 5

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It food to wander luck agilB
Auong the old home tolVi
It rnther rtthflct t nun
To hm the same oM Joke iA
To her somebody nay 1 kneir V
You when ou wire t kid
But onie on telli ou of
The foollili things you did
Tour heart beat lighter aa It did
In long forgotten days
When at ome well remembered ipot
Reflectively you gate
But It aeemi queer that ill jour good
And noble deed are hid
And people only call to mind
The foollili things you did
They talk of others whove gone out
Into tome foreign land
They tell of things these other folks
lme done and they tetm grand
But when It comes to talk of ou
Their minds cannot be rid
Of the belief youd like to hear
The foolish things ou did
Tou know youre done a thing or two
Which show jouve got some sense
But etery time they talk of jou
Theyre certain to commence
With tales of What a fool you were
When you lived here a kldj
They hae forgotten all except
The foolish things 5011 did
Baltimore American
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A Tlo of Shnkortomi Ky
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The wind rose enrly that October
morning anil came over the meadows
shaking showers of red leaves from the
elms Little Sister Cynthia came out
to mo to the dairy with her Shaker
bonnet pushed off her glossy hair rus
tling the heaps of leaves as she walked
and stopping to listen at the sound as
If she liked It
What are you doing child I ask
ed for of late I had come to fear for
her she was so young and so taken up
with noticing ordinary things like the
catbirds that had a nest out by the
spring or the way the hills looked
when they were spotted all over with
shadows My heart ached sometimes
when she would turn her great shining
eyes to me She was sanctilied I
knew but It didnt seem safe for sim
ple Shaker folk to bo seeing something
out of the ordinary In everyday things
What am I doing Sister Caroline
Why Just listening she said
I dont see much sense listening to a
lot of dead leaves rustllug I answer
ed I always feel gloomy and uncom
fortable until theyre raked up and set
on fire
Thats the reason I like It she
said because it sounds solemn
Youll And enough solemn tilings In
this world without hunting up dead
leaves 1 answered You are likely
to hear a solemner and awf uller sound
before long
i What do yu mean she asked
They ore getting ready to fight I
said pointing over the hills Brother
Paul has just told me that there Is go
ing to be a great battle They will
maim and murder each other
How terrible she said her lips
quivering Why do men do such
Before I could answer her there
came the clatter of horses and a par
ty of soldiers rode by with youug
Henry Pendleton at their head
Ah I said hes a flue lad Its a
pity he was born Into wickedness to be
He doesnt look wicked she said
as the young officer waved his cap
to us
Nay Cynthia I returned my fear
coming back think not of mans
looks It does not become a child of
the church
Why I never think of him Sister
Caroline she said seriously I never
saw him but once or twice when he
came over to the village for Brother
Paul I cant even remember what he
Is like except his voice when he laughs
and his brown curly hair
Ah my child I answered remem
ber that love Is lust and leadeth to
damnation Do not let the thought
enter your heart
Oh Sister Caroline she said with
a shudder you know I could sooner
bring myself to do murder than to
yield to the awful lust you have told
me of And she covered her eyes as
If that could shut out the thought
Cynthia was molding the little but-
ter pats and printing them when the
battle began We could hear the sound
of the canuon like faroff thunder over
the hills At flrpt the peals were few
and far between then they grew fast
er until In the middle of the afternoon
when It was an angry roar sulleu like
a storm In August The men were
plowing In the fields and I could see
them stop at the furrows end to speak
to each other We women tried to go
about our tasks but generally met to
gether to shake our heads over the
wicked men who were shooting and
murdering Cynthia seemed to feel It
more than all of us and when the roar
grew louder shuddered aa one with a
The sun went down In a smoky haze
all red and bloody Then there was a
pause the very wind stopped still and
suddenly a long deep roll ran off to the
south louder and fiercer than the rest
Then all grew still and the darkness
came on swiftly Cynthia was sitting
with me and when we heard no more
he breathed a high of relief and said
At last As she went to get the can
dles a solitary horseman clattered
down the road
At daybreak there were the tramp of
many soldiers and the clank of arms In
our peaceful village We left our break
fasthalf eaten ourselves to give them
fodd and drink I would have spared
Cynthia for some were rough men
wild eyed and smoke begrimed but she
came out with the rest and even went
without quailing among the wagons
where the wounded lay groaning
With these rode Brother Paul look
lug haggard ns one who had not slept
He stopped n wagon In front of Center
House and bade me make his room
ready for his friend Henry Pendleton
How 1 exclaimed In sudden dis
may Is he hurt
Yea shot through the breast ho
Cynthia paled as one suddenly dizzy
and I too felt slek at heart
Isnt It horrible Sister Caroline
Bhe said as we went In to fix the bed
Then with her usual thoughtfulnesi
she offered to give up her room to the
young soldier for It was larger and
So they carried him In and laid him
on the little bed In Cynthias room
It was Brother Paul himself though
who left her to nurse his friend and
Joined me In caring for the hungry sol
diers The young man slept when the
doctors left him and sitting there with
her sewing she looked up from time to
time at his pale face Her tender
heart was touched as she watched him
lying there wounded unto death
So young she thought and so
Rorely wounded Yea and I will pray
for him And she went down on her
knees by the bed her own bed all her
guileless heart going out In a plea for
mercy Then the young soldier opened
his eyes and dazed with sleep thought
the kneeling figure his sister
So you have come Alice he said
putting hs arm around her neck
Nay site exclaimed starting up in
affright It is I Sister Cynthia
When I went In the next afternoon
he was lying with his eyes closed
smiling to himself sometimes as one
In a reverie Cynthia was bending
over her sewing and did not look up
when he greeted me God forgive me
for It but I could never look on Henry
Pendleton without wishing he had
been born my son There was a tak
ing way about everything that lie did
Just the way he wished you good morn
ing was enough to put you in a good
humor all day
We had so many wounded soldiers
left with us that I could not let
thia be long out but she came back
even before I finished a little sewing
Sister Cynthia he said as she en
tered I am going to ask you to do me
a little favor I want you to write a
letter to my mother for me
Yea she said half breathless from
her walking
It was a brave letter making light
of his wound and full of cheery plans
for getting a leave of absence I lis
tened to ills comforting love words as
he urged her not to come back into the
enemys country where It was danger
ous It sounded new and strange to
me too and I did not wonder that
Cynthias hand shook Poor lad how
pale he looked as he lay there I could
not help smoothing his pillow as I
went out
Cynthia came down after awhile to
mail his letter and hunted me out
Sister Caroline she said seriously
did you ever see my mother
No child I answered a little hurt
for had I not been a mother to her
these 20 years and loved her more
than if I had begotten her In Iniquity
She turned away a few steps and
then came back
Sister Caroline she said you
have been a mother to me and I
havent loved you half enough And
she put her arms around my neck and
kissed me I suppose I was a foolish
old woman to fold her In my arms
and weep over her as I did
She went back up stairs to the
wounded man but Brother Paul had
come In and was talking to his friend
Cynthia walked slowly on to my room
Paul she heard him say play for
me I am sad lying here
I did not know then that music was
the tie of friendship between them I
had never seen the violin for Brother
Paul had played In secret the beautiful
but ungodly songs nnd as for Cynthia
she had heard only the little organ in
the meeting house that Paul said was
cracked and poor child It was no
wonder that she fell now under tho
spell of that ungodly music and heard
things she had uever dreamed of It
was like getting glimpses Into a new
world where all the beautiful things
were you had ever heard or seen But
there was pain mixed with the pleas
ure and It gave you a sort of yearning
as he changed to a song to somebody
he called Annie Laurie I am an old
woman and hate ungodly music but I
stood there with one foot on the step
and listened like one in a spell How
much more It must have meant to Cyn
thia It Isnt strange the idea came to
her that In some way she had missed
something In life a beautiful and spir
itual something altogether desirable
She sat there with her eyes fixed on
one cloud that was golden still In tho
gray twilight and prayed to God for
the unknown something So I found
her when I came to see why she was
late to supper Cynthia who was ever
prompt in the least of her duties
Tho next afternoon we wero In tho
workroom down stairs when I heard
Brother Pauls step Cynthia looked up
at tho door twice then after he was
outside got up suddenly and ran after
him I wondered much for among us
men and women have no needless com
munication with each other I heard
her call his name and he was Just at
the window when she camo up breath
ing quickly
Brother Paul she said do you
know Annie Laurie
Yea he said turning quickly
Is she very beautiful
Yea he said very And I could
sec a curious smile on his lips and a
light In his eyes I did not notlco that
Oyuthla caught her breath quickly I
was so taken up with the thought that
Brother Paul was In danger of that
Btrauge womuu
You havent told me why you ask
ed he went on
Then Cynthias eyes fell and sho
stammered something and came back
Into the house before he could answer
Ho looked after her ns If he would fol
low and tell her more but Instead turn
ed and walked off rapidly
As I was going up stairs the next
morning 1 stopped on the lauding to
rect for I was spent with much watch
ing the night before
Sister Cynthln I heard the young
soldier say I must nsk you to write
another letter for me I have waited
hoping to gain strength myself but
Ho stopped nnd I noticed that his
voice was weaker
Yea certainly she said ami I
heard her getting the paper I am
ready she added after a pause Is
It to be to your mother
No he nnswered and grew silent
There Is such a thing as pure love
he said presently A man can care
for a woman for herself for the soul of
her ho ran work for her Htiffer for
her die for her If need be How can
this pure feeling be confounded with
that foul thing lust Dont you see
what I mean
Yea she said softly
And I am not asking you to do
wrong to write to her for me
Nay she said and her voice sound
ed far away
Ah why did I not go In then Why
did 1 sit there a poor weak old wom
an and listen with tears In my eyes to
his beautiful love words so tender and
gentle and sad and brave He forgot
her who wrote and spoke as though
he were face to face with the other
one his voice grew full and round
again and the tones of It made mo
tremble as I sat there on the steps
When he came to close and say good
by I could not hear It and stole softly
back down stairs
Cynthia came down presently and
her lashes were still wet with tears
The next morning was unnaturally
still with bltH of tender blue sky be
tween the fleecy mists Soon a wind
blew up drawing ono wide lllmy cloud
across the sky a gray cold cloud
that thickening hung drearily above
the empty world where the wind blus
tered through leafless trees
The young soldier was worse Ills
breathing was slow and heavy and
now and then a faint moan passed his
lips Cynthia sat watching him with
the lines drawn tight at her mouth and
her big eyes tense 1 sent her out but
soon saw her coming back across tho
bleak meadows with her eyes bent to
the ground
He grew restless and feverish through
the afternoon and talked in broken
scraps about his homo and the days
when lie was a boy He fell asleep at
last Just as the gray day was slip
ping off over the hills I went to my
own room for awhile and soon I heard
Brother Pauls familiar step Cynthia
motioned him to a seat at the foot of
the bed and presently I heard her
speaking in a low voice
There was something he wanted to
tell you Brother Paul she said
Perhaps I ought to do It for he may
talk of It in his delirium She paused
He cares for somebody a woman
I was glad she didnt say love
Yes said Brother Paul with a sud
den anxiety in his deep voice
He wauted you to know that his
love was pure that love can be pure
I know It already he said his voice
You She stopped suddenly
Yes He paused and then was
about to speak when the young soldier
Louise he said his voice clear and
ringing again my dear Louise I knew
you would jorne His hand was out
stretched and Cynthia took It without
hesitation Hurrying in I could see
the peaceful look on his face as she
bent over him
It hurts me to breathe Louise he
said presently Lift me up wont
Cynthia put her arm under him and
lifted him until his head rested on her
own bosom Then he drew a long
breath and smiled
I am going now Louise he said
and raising his arm he brought her
head down until her lips touched his
His breath came deep and peaceful
and then Cynthia unclasped his arm
and laid him back on tho pillow dead
but a new light shone In her face Tho
unknown something had come and she
knew it Louisville Courier Journal
An AlnrmliiK Case
Sir William Harcourt once visited a
man-of-war lying off the Hampshire
coast After dinner the weather prov
ing rather rough the captain a small
dapper man suggested that Sir Wil
liam should sleep on board and surren
dered his own berth for the night to
the ex chaucellor of the exchequer
Next morning tho captains sailor
servant who knew nothing of tho
change of berths brought a cup of cof
fee to the cabin door and knocked once
or twlco without receiving an answer
Somewhat alarmed he opened tho cab
In door and asked
Dont you want your coffee this
morning sir
The only reply was a growl and the
frightened Bailor saw a gigantic figure
turn over under tho bedclothes Drop
ping the coffee ho rushed to the ships
surgeon exclaiming
For goodness sake sir come to the
captain Hes speechless and swollen
to ten times tils uatural size London
Tit Bits
Ilnskln and Plevna
George Trcvelyan mentioned that
once when walking with a lady he
had met Uuskln and In the hope that
the latter might say something char
acteristic he addressed the great man
asking If he had heard the news
What news was the reply
Plevna has fallen
Plevna I never heard of It I
know nothing later than the fourteenth
century Grant Duffs Notes From
a Diary
Worst Storm of the Season
Strikes Chicago
Taitegriapli nuil Tttlfipltiinn nnipitlilfi til
Worst NurTnrnrs ltrport From Many
Ntntra luillrnta Ilrisvy Dninugn
Chicago March 11 One of the worst
wind storms of the season struck Chi
cago Sunday and during the two hours
it was at Its height damaged property
throughout the city to the extent of
l7r00 Many heavy plate glass win
dows were blown In Telegraph and
telephone companies were the worst
BUffcrofH and It will be some time be
fore order can be restored Thousands
of poles were blown down and Chicago
was practically Isolated from tho west
nnd north west by telephone and tele
graph all day and night The long
distance telephone service was crippled
so badly that It was of llttlo value
1p to a Into hour neither Mllwaukeo
nor Minneapolis could be reached by
long distance telephone The storm
Is believed to have been most severe
In southern Wisconsin Along a long
Hi fetch of the Milwaukee road In
southern Wisconsin ROD telegraph poles
are down Ileports from many points
in Indiana and Kentucky also Indi
cate heavy damage from the storm
The Western Union and Postal compa
nies suffered severely by fallen poles
it was estimated that there were not
fewer than 5000 poles In the city
thrown down by the fury of the wind
and Htorm Telegraph service almost
as far west as Omaha was stopped
until late last evening
Trains entering Chicago wore dolnyed
from ten minutes to an hour The
Burlington ami Milwaukee and StPaul
companies were the worst sufferers
In tills respect All tho roads suf
fered damage to their tracks and
switch yards
At the life saving station at the
mouth of the Chicago river It was
considered tho worst gale that has
struck Chicago harbor since ISH Tho
water lashed Into fury came up to
the life saving station nnd flooded
the floor for the first time In 12 years
Most of the shipping was protected In
winter quarters so that the damage
done to It was slight
Bcoro ur P rioin Kllli il unit Ono million
Iriipfrly Loss In Tvsas
Dallas Tex March 11 night deaths
are now reported from tho Wills
Point tornado Bculah lohuson died
last night from fright She was at
tho home of her father O L Johnson
when the storm struck the town It
W Garrett Benjamin Walters and
two of J W Wllllunischildren are re
ported to be dying
The property loss in Wills Point is
estimated at 7000 and In Vansant
nnd surrounding country districts at
100000 Tho storm section extends
Into Arkansas Louisiana and up tho
Mississippi valley neurly to Memphis
In regjons almost without wire or
rail Telegraph companies aro find
ing It difficult to gather details of tho
storm but enough Is known on which
to base estimates of property losses ap
proximating 1000000 to the south
eastern farming and other Interests
uud at least a score of persons dead
At New Boston about 1J houses wero
partly wrecked and 7 L Pettus and
Jasper Phillips so badly hurt that they
are expected to die Railroad trains
to Dallas from the storm section have
been badly delayed Passengers re
port extensive destruction of property
along the lines
Mayor Finney last night Issued a
statement on the Wills Point situa
tion He says nearly 100 persons are
ontlrely destitute nnd are being cared
for by the local authorities A relief
committee has been formed
At presont contributions will be
asked for from Texas only If the
conditions in tho country districts de
velop badly the request for aid may
be extended
Deputy Sheriff Killed and Oner of the High
wayiiieu Wounded
Milton Cnl March 11 Deputy
Sheriff Holmnu of Calerva county was
Bhot and killed at Wallace a small
town near here In a pitched battlo
with two highwaymen Ono of tho
latter is reported seriously wounded
Two prominent residents of Wallace
were held up and robbed by the ban
dits The affair being reported to the
county officials here Deputy Sheriff
Holmau with a small posse went to
Wallace to arrest the robtiers The
latter resisted and a pistol fight en
ued Many shots wero exchanged
Make Mot for Peace In Turf
Cincinnati March 11 Tho American
Turf congress has decided to hold a
meeting at St Louis next Thursday
when It Is expected that a new organ
ization will be effected It Is said
that some of tho tracks are now will
ing to make peaco and reorganize the
racing bodies In the west
Slow Match to Keif of Tar
Beresford S D March 11 An at
tempted Incendiarism has been discov
ered at Smith Cos lumber yard
A slow match was burning Its way to
a keg of tar but was discovered In
time for extinguishing It Is exported
tho llrebug will be apprehended
Chicago Is threatened with a tele
phono war
The health of Count Tolstoi U caus
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Tom Jenkins of Cleveland 0 chain-
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