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COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. MAY 1, 1895.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,303.
VOLUME XXVI.-NUMBER 3.
A COMEDY OF ERRORS.
HAT DO YOU
think of Jack Der
mott?" Miss Georgina
Poole had dismissed
her maid. She
asked the question
of her cousin Polly.
Poole was a great
heiress from the
west. Polly was by
no means an heiress.
Ceorglna was the handsomer, Polly the
prettier of the two. There was five
years difference in the ages of the young
ladies. And there, Polly, if poor, had
"Jack Dermott? Ah, yes; a heavy
-swell from New York, who came last
night. Why 'Jaok' so familiarly to you?"
Georgina tapped the floor so impa
tiently. "Don't be so provoking. Every one
knows Jack Dermott and calls him
so. He's almost a public character. So
ciety papers have been full of him for
"Oh! We did not see society papers
at the Plain City Academy for Young
Ladies," Polly yawned. "Well, his eyes
are killing. So dreamy. Dresses well,
too. Naturally. Dresses like a New York
Georgina's eyes had grown dreamy,
too. She let them fall on the mirror at
her elbow. The mirror threw back the
reflection of a face improved by height
ened color, transformed by a subtle
something that made Polly Jump to her
-You're not in love with him?"
'Georgina flushed the brighter.
"Absurd. A man who only came last
night, and who I've never spoken to,"
Bhe said; but she stammered as she
Polly nodded three times, deliberate
ly. "Woll. well, well! What Is there
"1 DID FALL. IN LOVE WITH THE WRONG ONE."
about the man that should fascinate
at first sight. Has he a reputation of
being dangerous to women, of having
.had 'affairs?' "
Georgina made no reply. Presently
"He's bankrupt. Gone through all his
money. So they say."
"Ah Probably would not mind mar
rying an heiress, then. Polly's pretty,
eyes gleamed beneath their narrowed
lids and a dimple showed.
Georgina looked angry- "You are pro
voking! Do you think no one would
marry me save for my money? Heir
esses are married for love sometimes."
"Sometimes." The dimple deepened.
Georgina watched her cousin. Her
handsome eyes gave a flash. She stood
up and folded her arms.
"Supposing that I had fallen In love
at first sight; supposing that I did want
him to propose to me. I say, suppos
ing these things! I'd be willing to show
you that I could rely on some attrac
tion In myself. Independently of my
money. You are a Miss Poole, as I am.
Play the rich Miss Poole while we are
at this hotel, if you like. We've been
here only two days, and no one will
know the difference."
Pretty Polly's laugh gurgled like run
"Ah! that's an idea! We'll meet Mr.
Jack Dermott, as you the poor, I
the rich Miss Poole, and then for the
She threw her arms above her head,
piroutted, dropped a courtesy to her
image In the looking-glass.
"I salute you, rich Miss Poole! For
tunately, Georgina, your dresses fit me,
dear. And Til wear your Jewels on the
proper occasions. Poor little pauper me,
what novel sensations! But Jeanne
must be In the secret, of course. And
strict discretion must be enjoined on
Jeanne. No gossiping from her."
Jeanne was Miss Georgina Poole's
At the hotel people made up riding
parties, forded the shallow streams, and
rivers that flow through these southern
mountains, flirted under the shadows
of the woods, in which the leafage was
thickening, now that spring had come.
Spring at least had come down here.
In the north and west winter lingered.
The hotel people were Idle birds of pas
sage, though, and lilies -that toiled not;
neither did they spin. They were con
gregated at this winter resort for pleas
ure, and they took it as it came.
"For my part. I should not mind hav
ing this sort of thing go on forever.
You think I'm Jesting? Tm In earnest
The speaker was Jack Dermott. He
rode at Polly's side. He had not been
in that position long. Georgina's state
ly shape, sitting a gray horse, thread
ed its way, with another cavalier,
through Woodland Park, Just in front
of them. Jack Dermott's post had been
close to the gray horse's side most of
the day; 1 was there most of every
A ions; leok had accompanied his last
words "ad earnest" but not at
Georgina's back, at Polly's small face,
'pink with jcerdse under the brim of
. the boyish hat.
"What sect ef. things? Making love
to my lisulse iiif cousin."
"MaUaa; lore to yes, your handsome
"My dear Miss Poole, how cruel you
are! I'm a poverty-stricken devil, you
know. How can I afford to marry?"
"Marry money, then." Polly said it
composedly, and flecked a fly from her
Jack looked straight ahead of him.
"That is one way out of the dllemma.
But suppose your heart goes in the
wrong direction? Suppose it Insists on
loving where there is no money?"
"My dear Mr. Dermott!" Polly's laugh
gurgled out and rippled on and on;
"only ill-regulated hearts do such
things! As for yours "
"Stop!" Jack caught her horse's bridle.
They had come to a little river and the
beast was in water to its knees for the
"Be careful here. This is one of the
swiftest currents hereabouts,' 'he cried.
Polly dragged her bridle away.
"Nonsense! I can manage "
But the horse sllnned in the tussle
and Jack had his arm about Polly's
waist close and tight.
The romantic situation was not un
duly prolonged. Miss Georgina Poole
and her cavalier, having crossed in
safety, watched from the bank. Polly's
mount scrambled up again, and she was
still firm in her saddle, with no damage
but a ducking to the bottom of her
habit. Mr. Dermott had been, apparent
ly unnecessarily alarmed. Miss Geor
gina Poole turned her horse's head
rather sharply and rode on.
That afternoon, when the party re
turned, the elder cousin took the other
"I should like to know. I must say.
Just where we stand," was her remark.
"I should like to understand Jack Der
mott." "In what particular?" inquired Polly.
"Is he serious or is he not? He has
been devoted to me for days weeks
now I could swear that "
"That he loves you? Well, so he does.
The only thing that keeps him from
proposing is that he thinks you're poor.
Can't afford that, he says, being poor
himself. But he'll come to it. He'll
come to it all the same. Had a deal to
say to-day about hearts that would not
love according to policy and reason,
etc. I tried to load him on. Told hin
he'd better marry money, and so on
That looked like offering myself, didn'l
it? But no. He as much as declared
that his heart was yours. Hence be
satisfied. He thinks you're the poor
cousin, and he prefers you to the rich.
You have just what you wanted."
Georgina flushed a little, looked pen
sive, then sighed.
"If I could be quite sure but he had
a singular look in his eyes, my dear,
when he had his arm around you to-day
in the middle of that ridiculous stream.
How do you account for It?"
"Natural look of his eyes. Born sen
timental and killing, so to speak."
"Tell me with your hand on your
heart. Polly, he has not been flirting
coquetting with you?"
"Good gracious, no!"
"Well, we shall see."
"You will see very
soon. then. I
prophesy that he'll
propose to you
In a week.'.'
It did not take a week.
Polly was lying on her back in Miss
Poole's boudoir when the latter burst
in, and, breathless, sank on her knees
beside the lounge.
Polly dropped the novel she was read
ing from her hands.
"In due form?"
"Absolutely. Just now as we were
coming back from our walk. He asked
me to go and gather arbutus, you know.
He said that he had long fought against
his heart, because he could offer me
only poverty. He asked if I minded
marrying a poor man. Think, Dolly,
how proud I was! And I did not un
deceive him just then; did not tell him
that I was the rich Miss Poole whom he
had chosen after all. I thought I would
wait till to-night: Jeanne must dress
me in my best! I'll resume my own
role, dear, and dazzle Jack."
"Very well, and I'll be poor Polly once
more." Polly kicked off her little slip
per and caught it again on her slender
toes. "All's well that ends well. Glad
the plan succeeded."
"You don't don't mind. Polly?" said
Georgina. a little remorsefully.
In commenting later on these occur
rences in general and on her revelation
to Mr. Dermott that night in particular.
Georgina said th'at "Jack took it beauti
fully." "What do you mean by that?" said
Polly in the seclusion of their own
"I mean the disclosure that I was the
heiress did not unduly elate him. He
took it almost as a matter of course.
Wasn't it nice of him. darling?" asked
Georgina, and then she sobbed a little,
doubtless from stress of emotion.
While this colloquy was in progress
another was going on In the smoking
room, deserted save for the presence
of Jock Dermott and his best friend.
Tom Howe arrived that evening and
had just been told the news.
"But. look here! What's this? I've
already heard from a man I know here
in the house, that you've been devoting
yourself desperately to a poor Miss
Poole here, and now you tell me you
are to marry the heiress of untold
western dollars. 1 hear that there are
two Misses Poole. Now which is which?
And which Is to be Mrs. Jack Dermott?"
"The rich one, my boy alas!" Jack
sighed a sigh long and glimmer. "But
I've been devoting myself, apparently,
to the poor one."
"Oh, don't talk in conundrums."
"Briefly, then, the rich Miss Poole
desired to be loved and wooed for her
self, not for her money, exchanged
roles with her cousin when they first
came here. Every one took her for the
poor cousin, and Polly," Jack sighed
again, "for the heiress."
"Ah! And you fell in love with the
right one, after all, and courted poverty
only to win riches? Very good. Virtue
"Not exactly." Jack got up and came
and stood before his friend with his
hands deep in his pockets, and a gloomy
brow. "Not exactly. You see. Miss
Poole's French ward was an old sweet
heart of my man's, and she gave the
whole scheme of the two young ladies
away, being, of course, in the secret.
And er Jennings told me."
Tom Howe smoked a moment.
"So you were up to the racket from
"As you say, I was up to the racket
from the first."
"Well, considering the state of your
finances, and that only a rich marriage
could put you on your feet, you've been
"Not altogether. You see hang it
all! I did fall in love with the wrong
one. with Polly. Ah. Polly. I
shall never forget her. little charmer!"
But Tom Howe observed drily: "Don't
be a fool!"
HOW TO BE BEAUTIFUL.
A Woman'! Advice to Those
tnnate Than She.
The most beautiful Trilby that has
posed before a Chicago audience was
revealed the other afternoon with the
rising of the curtain at the Columbia
theater. Before an audience of ladies
that crowded boxes, auditorium and
galleries, Mme. Sale, a perfection of
female loveliness, poised herself in the
familiar attitude of Du Maurier's hero
ine, her beauty and shapeliness height
ened by the Grecian garment of white
crepe and the wreath of orange blos
soms that crowned the loosened hair
of gold. For a moment there was silent
admiration, then enthusiastic, almost
tempestuous applause. In this impres
sive way Mme. Sale prefaced the lec
ture she was to deliver on the science
of beauty. In her talk she argued
that perfection of form and feature
could be acquired even by those ap
parently most unfavored by nature. A
radical change in woman's habits, how
ever, is necessary, and Mme. Sale did
not hesitate to speak plainly. Clean
liness, she admitted, is better for the
complexion than all the artificial prep
arations in the market. Healthful ex
ercise is of more servi in rounding
the body into perfect shape than all
the distortions of tight lacing, Above
all, force of will and pece of mind are
essential to the accomplishment of ac
quired beauty. Following the words
of advice, Mme. Sale appeared before
the audience in tights, admittedly to
show the perfect outlines of her fig
ure, and went through the breathing
and muscular exercises that she pre
scribes. Questions of all kinds were
freely asked by the audience and
frankly answered by the lecturer. In
response to many requests, Mme. Sale
closed her talk as she had begun it
with an impersonation of Trilby.
Incrustation ot Hoiler.
The proposed plan of preventing the
incrustration or corrosion of boilers by
means of a certain enameling process
has for some time engaged the atten
tion of engineers, and favorable results
are said to have attended its use. Ac
cording to the acount given of this
method, the interior surfaces are coat
ed with a deposit in the form of a
smooth black film of enamel, thick
enough to protect the metal underneath
from corrosion, and so thin that the
boiler loses none of its steam generat
ing power; the application is entirely
simple, the material employed being in
jected into the boiler through a cock
of lubricator pattern at such times as
desired, the surface below the water
level thus becoming coated with the
enamel. It is claimed for this process,
among its various advantages, that the
enamel is impenetrable by acids, pro
tects the boiler from the corrosive
agents contained in almost if not all
waters, prevents incrustrations, does
not harm the boilers, and is of slight
May Be a Future President.
In the vicinity of Morgan, in this
state, lives an old negro woman whose
love for the creeks has been noticed,
perhaps, by all who live there. Hardly
a day passes that she is not observed
with her fishing pole, either coming
from or going to the creek. Several
days since a fond mother sat on the
veranda, while a little toddler of 3 or
4 years played at her knee, when the
old woman passed.
"Mamma," said the little tot, look
ing innocently up from his play, "did
Aunt Adline nurse Mr. Cleveland?"
"No, darling; why?"
"Taus papa say he was always
fishin', an I spect if you dit her to
nurse me you'll 'ave a little president
too." Atlanta Constitution.
New Use for Glycerine.
A thin coat of pure glycerine applied
to both sides of glass will prevent any
moisture forming thereon, and will
stay until it collects so much dust that
it can not be seen through. Surveyors
can use it to advantage on their instru
ments in foggy weather. In fact, it
can be used anywhere to prevent mois
ture from forming on anything, and lo
comotive engineers will find it partic
ularly useful in preventing the ac
cumulation of steam as well as frost
on their windows during the cold
Fronts of Morality.
A Glasgow man once remarked that
a young townsman of his who had mi
grated was "a truly moral man."
"Well, I don't know so much about
that." said Russell, of" the Scotsman,
and he instanced a peccadillo or two of
this blameless youth. "Nay," said the
other, "I was na thinking of drink and
the lasses, but of gamblin and sic thing
as you lose money by." Argonaut.
All the railway stations in Sweden
at which meals are served are known
by a sign bearing the suggestive em
blem of a crossed knife and fork.
TO PRODUCE SERUM.
'MR. BILLIE" SAVES MANY
The Easy I4f e Salt Hiss, He HoMs
the Record for Prodvctag Aatl-T
At First He Objected to the Treat
meat, bat Now He Bajers It.
There was a horse once that thought
It would be much nicer to be driven up
Fifth avenue attached to a runabout
with dark body and crimson wheels
than to be wearily dragging a truck
about the rough pavement. He thought
it would be nice to be a high-stepper,
well groomed and well cared for, and
take a spin once or twice a day through
the park. He envied those other
wealthy horses and looked up to them
from his little workaday world and be
came a pessimist.
This horse is unhappy no longer. He
looks down upon the prancing, high
hoof-throwing animals In the park
and has the proud consciousness that
he is not like other horses. He Is a
life saver. He is "Anti-Toxlne Bill No.
7." He has furnished more serum
than any two other horses in the world
and saved the lives of any quantity
of poor children suffering from diph
theria. "Bill," or "Mr. Billie " as some
of the stable attendants at the New
York College of Veterinary Surgeons
call him.isaperfectmine of anti-toxine
and since he was discovered has fur
nished fifteen quarts of the serum.
"Mr. Billie" is a very undemonstra
tive horse and under his wool blanket
looks like any other gray horse of the
heavy western variety. He stands six
teen hands in height and weighs a
great many more pounds than he did
before he became this wonderful pro
ducer of anti-toxine. He was picked
up at a horse sale by the buyer for the
establishment, and because he had
something the matter with one of his
hind legs he was easily bid in for $7.
This was the best $7 the college ever
spent "Mr. Billie" was taken to the
college and after a few days of rest was
given the usual dose of toxine, which is
the poisonous substance formed by the
"Mr. Billie" did not like it at first.
He had been examined by the usual
test to see if he had glanders or any
other horsey diseases, had been pro
nounced sound, with the exception of
the game foot and general debility
mused hv a little too much truck
m,n thav iniwted the two
cubic centimeters of toxine under his '
kin nar the shoulder by means of the ,
snecial hvnodermlc syringe "Mr.
Billie" looked around in surprise ana
mildly protested. It made his tem
perature go up and made him feverish
and he did not care for that Then in
a few days he became normal again
and the dose was repeated. The horse
began to thrive and grow fat and now
has taken 200 cubic centimeters with
out so much as winking. This contin
ued for three months and the ex-truck
horse seemed to like the life. It was
much pleasanter to have plenty to eat
and nothing to do, with an hour of ex-
ercise night and morning, than to be
whipped and beaten and hitched to a
truck. Then the physicians took his
temperature and looked very wise and
one day they made an incision in "Mr.
Billie's" neck and inserted a glass tube
and got out a lot of blood. They took
one quart the first time and tested
it by separting the serum and were
surprised at finding it twice as strong
as any taken from the other forty
horses in the two stables where the
work goes on. About seven quarts of
blood were taken out and the horse
was given another dosing. Another
horse who has produced a large quan
tity of serum is named Robby. He is
a roan, standing about 15.3, a good
stepper, and is often driven to a run
about for exercise. He has a fashion
ably banged tail and is as good a horse
as anyone would wish to own. The
operation of procuring the serum,
which has just been described, is a
very simple one and merely consists
in filling the animal's system very run
of the toxine poison. Some of the
horses cannot stand it Out of the forty
horses who have been operated upon
eight have died. These were horses
some of them who were too old to
properly take the treatment All the
horses at the two stables are now young
horses, 6 or 7 years of age, as it has
been found they are more adapted to
the process and give the best results.
Sometimes the serum is of a clear, yel
lowish color and sometimes it is red
der. The color varies and the reason
for this is not known. The anti-toxine
is sterilized and put up into small
bottles. The board of health uses a
great deal of the anti-toxine which
comes from the New York College of
Veterinary Surgeons. There is a lab
oratory on the second floor of the
building where the whole work of
preparation is done.
American Ideas la Raft-land.
The use of a third cylinder on a lo
comotive, where the latter is a com
pound engine and the steam has two
chances to expend, is no novelty. Such
a plan is quite common in Europe. But
a three-cylinder locomotive of the sin
gle expansion type is much more un
usual, and, indeed, was unknown until
quite recently. It is an American in
Whalebacks for OU Distribution.
The Standard Oil company is build
ing at Superior, Wis., two tank barges
for distributing its oil products from
that point on Lake Michigan. They
will be an experiment and may lead to
the employment of tank steamers such
as the company uses for its trans-Atlantic
trade. The tanks will be whale
backs, with a capacity of 8,000 barrels
A new sort of ornamental glass is
now made in Paris by M. B. Bay, which
he calls by the name of "hoar frost
glass, "verre givre," upon the pattern
upon it, which resembles the feathery
forms traced by frost on the inside of
windows in cold weather. The process
of making the glass is simple.
A fellow of the Royal society has is
sued a pamphlet on "How to Draw a
Straight Line." something most people
think they can do without learning.
But those who can draw a straight line
1 without ruling it can draw anything.
THE CENSUS REPORT.
Majority of the Families la the
States Beat Homes.
The compilation of farms, homes and
mortgages statistics made by the last
census is interesting in view of the de
cision of the Supreme court on the in
come tax. These statistics do not, how
ever, give details concerning rents paid.
A summary of the statistics show:
There are 12.690,152 families in the
United States, and of these families 52
per cent hire their farms or homes and
48 per cent own them, while 28 per
cent of the owning families own sub
ject to incumbrance, and 72 per cent
own free of incumbrance. Among 100
families, on the average, 52 hire their
farms or homes, 13 per cent own with
incumbrance and 35 without incum
brance. On the owned farms and,
homes their are liens amounting to $2,
132,946,563, which is 37 per cent of the
value of the incumbered farms and
homes, and this debt bears interest at
the average rate of 6.65 per cent. Each
owned and incumbered farm or home,1
on the average, is worth $3,352, and is
subject to a debt of $1,257. In regard
to families occupying farms, the con
clusion is that 34 per cent of the fami
lies hire and 66 per cent own the farms
cultivated by them; that 28 per cent of
the owning families own subject to
incumbrance and 72 per cent free of in
cumbrance. Among 100 farm families,
on the average, 34 per cent hire the
farms, with incumbrance and 47 per
cent without incumbrance. On the
owned farms there are liens amounting'
to $1,085,995,960, which is 35 per cent
of the value of the incumbered farms,
and this debt bears interest at the aver
age rate of 7.07 per cent. Each owned
and incumbered farm, on the average;
Is worth $3,444, and is subject to a debt
A ROUGH SHAVE.
The Natives of Jamaica Use
Bottles for Razors.
The natives of Jamaica have no need
to buy soap, for the woods abound with
plants whose leaves and buds supply
very well the place of that indispen
sable article. Among these is the soap
tree, so called, though it is more a
bush than a tree. Its bulb, when rubbed
on wet clothes, makes a beautiful lath-)
er, which smells much like common;
brown soap. The Jamaica negroes,
some of them who are great dandies iq
their way, make a soap out of a cocoa-!
nut oil and home made lye; and a fine
soap it is, smooth and fragrant. This:
cocoanut oil soap is used for shaving
When a man wishes to shave he starts'
out with his cocoanut shell cup and
his donkey tail brush and bottle. Itj
is never any trouble to find an empty)
bottle in Jamaica, even in the moun
tains. At least twenty generations of
thirsty people have lived there, and
thrown away the empty bottles. Tho'
man carries no mirror, because he has
none to carry. Not one negro cabin in
a dozen has a cheap looking glass. But
nature supplies the mirror as well as
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lent pool in the mountain stream,'
where the water is still, and there la
his mirror. He breaks his bottle on a
stone and picks out a good sharp piece.
Then he lathers his face profusely and)
begins to scrape away with his piece
of glass, which works almost as well
as a sharp razor. The men rarely cut
themselves in this operation. "At first,"
says a writer, "I trembled for them;
but afterwards I tried the method for
myself, and soon became almost an'
expert at it"
An Ingenious Swindle.
Enormous business has been done
lately at French fairs by a man who.
professed to sell rat powder that was
perfectly harmless, and that struck
rats dead on the spot. In order to con
vince the skeptical, the man first of aH
powdered a slice of bread with the stuff
and ate a piece of it himself. Then he
put the remainder under a glass case,
in which a rat was kept in captivity.
The rat went to eat the bread and in
stantly fell dead. At ten cents a box
the powder went off like hot cakes and
the lucky proprietor of the specific was
in a fair way to make a fortune. But
the police, who in France are very
active in protecting the people from
fraud, looked into the matter, and
found that the powder was nothing but
ordinary sugar. They also discovered,
that the case was connected with a'
powerful electric battery and that the
moment the rat touched the bread the
current was turned on and it was thus
that his death was brought about
The Aitken Bible.
The Aitken Bible, a copy of which
has just been sold in Boston for $300,
was the first Bible in the English lan
guage ever printed in America. The
imprint is as follows: "Printed and
sold by R. Aitken, at Pope's Head,
three doors above the coffee house in
Market street MDCCLXXXH."
Infants' silk hoods trimmed with
swans' down are seen.
The combination of white and pink
tulle is pretty for ball toilets.
Large single roses with leaves are
put on each side of fancy collars.
Something new can be said of the
manifestations of the opal every week.
The greatest ingenuity is seen in work
ing it into new and beautiful forms
with the aid of diamonds.
HAPS AND MISHAPS.
Hyman Jacobson, a Chicago cigar
maker, committed suicide because his
wife was making arrangements to at
tend a dance to which he was not in
vited. At Peterborough cathedral in Eng
land recently a stranger was shown
round and then gave a check to the
dean for $20,000 for a new organ.
Mr. and Mrs. Coppinger, of Brooklyn,
quarreled over the morals of "Trilby."
Mrs. Coppinger hit Mr. Coppinger on
the head with an earthen jar. He is
now in the hospital.
The other day a settler who lives in
the wilds of Northern Michigan
brought to Menominee, and offered for
sale two wildcats, which he caught in
a steel trap. One of them was probably
the largest ever caught in that or any
other section of country. It measured
fully five feet in length and weighed
about seventy pounds. The other was
about the average size.
MARKED FOR DEATH.
Riding Homeward and Shot from Am
bush by Hit Old Enemy So the Long
Feud Was Ended A Widow and
Fatherless Children la the Cabin.
Down here in the foothills of the
mountain range is a hamlet That
means a store, a blacksmith shop, a
church, a shoemaker, and three or four
houses perhaps thirty residents in all.
It was founded fifty years ago. Old
men, men of middle age, boys of 16 and
18, came to town. There were mules
to be reshod, boots to be mended, tea
and tobacco to be purchased. Now
and then one confidently inquired for
mail at the postoffice and was handed
out a letter or the weekly county paper.
There was peace and good nature for
half a day. Everybody shook hands
and made friendly inquiries and felt at
peace. At noon there was less jollity,
less joking, says the New York Adver
tiser. The bottle of moonshine whisky
had been handed about until two or
three men were drunk, two or three
more silly and reckless, the remainder
churlish and ill-tempered. By and by
one of the long-haired, angular moun
taineers one of a pair who sat close
by each other for an hour without
speaking finds the excuse sought for
and turns and makes a bitter remark.
It is bitterly resented. Next instant
both are on their feet and have knives
in their hands. Before they can use
them, however, other men spring for
ward and separate them and one is led
away. An old wound has been opened
honor Impugned. Some said it were
better to let them fight it out then and
there; others said a reconciliation
might be effected. While they are ar
guing one of the principals walked out
to where his mule stood dejectedly in
the rain and mounted and rode away.
The crowd looked after him, but no
man called him a coward. What they
whispered to each other was:
"Tom's gwine home to git his gun
and ambush Dan! Dan better not go
"Yes; Tom will ambush me on the
road. We hed better fit it out right
From that moment he was a doomed
man. He fully realized it and he did
not bluff or bluster or seek to conceal
his true feelings. His way was a lone
ly one. To remain in town over night
would subject him to general con
tempt To request anyone to ride home
with him would make him a coward
in the eyes of all. When the rest went
he must go. Tom would be waiting
for him in some roadside thicket or be
hind some great rock, but he must go
forward just the same.
Two o'clock, 3 o'clock, 4 o'clock. It
was the same leaden sky, the same
monotonous patter of raindrops. After
2 o'clock the men had avoided Dan.
They knew what he knew that he was
a doomed man. When the mark of
death is placed on a living man he
must live out his hours alone. All
living men pass him by. At 4 o'clock
half a dozen men mounted and rode
away. As they did so they looked over
their shoulders to see if Dan was com
ing. He saw them do it and waited
ten minutes. Then he mounted and
rode after them.
Two miles away the trail he must
take branched off the main road. At
that spot he halted for a moment. He
had paid the storekeeper a small bal
ance he owed him. He had gone to the
blacksmith and squared accounts. He
had scrawled a brief missive to his
wife, telling her what to do after his
death. Was there anything further?
Was he quite ready? He had not of
fered his hand nor said good-by to any
of the men, but that was not expected
of him. Yes, he was ready, and he
picked up the lines and urged his mule
forward. It was three miles from the
main road to his home. The way of
fered a hundred spots for ambush. In
some one of the coverts the assassin
would be lying with cocked rifle to
send a bullet through is heart. It
mattered not which one. Death would
come just the same. He might dis
mount and leave the trail, but that
would be cowardice. He might turn
back and reach home by the long cir
cuit, but that would be cowardice
again. No! He would go to his death
like a man as his father and grand
father had done before him, as his wife
and children up there in the humble
cabin would wish for him to do. Life
was sweet, but
A tongue of flame, a cloud of blue
smoke, the crack of a rifle at the cor
ner of the great black rock, and the
frightened mule galloped away, leav
ing a corpse behind on the path a
man shot through the heart No one
came out to look at the body. Some
one moved away through the sodden
forest, but there was no one to run
after him, no one to catch fleeing
glimpses. It was murder from am
bush, they said, and they Baid nothing
more; no arrest, no trial, no retribu
tion; just a corpse in the path and a
widow and three fatherless children
in the cabin two miles away.
An Old Court.
Northampton county, Va., has the un
broken record of its court from 1632 to
the present time. This is believed to
be the oldest complete court record in
the United States. These are kept in
the attic of the old court house on court
papers bearing date before the settle
ment of Jamestown, and relating to the
plans of the London company looking
to that settlement
Happiness and Misery.
"I see In the world," says John New
ton, "two heaps one of human happi
ness, the other of human misery. Now,
if I can take but the smallest bit from
the second heap and add It to the other,
I carry a point. If. as I go home. I pass
a child who has dropped a half-penny,
and if by giving It another I can wipe
away Its tears, I feel that I have done
la Olden Times.
The good old times are not without
their drawbacks. At a performance of
one of Handel's oratorios in London
more than 100 years ago the tickets
had a postscript which read: "Gen
tlemen are requested to come without
swords and ladies without their
WEDDED AFTER SIXTY YEARS.
Long Separation Through a Family
Quarrel Over a Farm Fence.
An aged couple, who were lovers
sixty years ago, but were separated by
a family fsud, were married in Wilkes
barre, Pa., March 16. The groom is
Walter I. Chapin, who is 79 years of
age, and his bride Is Mary A. Chapin,
only one year his junior. Their happy
union, after many vicissitudes, proves
again the old saying to be correct that
love never grows old, says the Phila
delphia Record. During the presiden
cy of Andrew Jackson they dwelt upou
adjoining farms. The lad was then
blossoming into a sturdy farmer and
his sweetheart was a charming coun
try girl. They were lovers in earnest,
but the two families split upon the
rock that has divided many neighbor
ing farmers. A line fence caused all
the trouble. Young Chapin's father
and the father of the girl each claimed
a narrow strip ot land. A family feud
sprang up and the lovers were separ
ated through the influence of their
parents and relatives. Young Chapin
went to Ohio to make his fortune. His
old Luzerne county sweetheart seemed
to be forgotten, as after some years he
married a Buckeye girl. Not long after
ward the first love of his choice was
also married. About a year ago her
husband died at a good old age and so
did Chapin's wife. Then Chapin went
back to his- former home In Luzerne,
carrying the burden of nearly four
score years. Here he heard the life
story cf his old-time sweetheart. He
visited the aged widow, and, although
both are in the winter of life, their af
fection for each other was renewed. He
again proposed marriage and she ac
cepted, just sixty years after their first
engagement The wedding ceremony
that made them man and wife at last
was quietly performed at her home.
HERE'S A LESSON IN HUMANITY
A Little Story by Col. Calliper Concern
ing riiilrttift Goblinttiu.
"Isn't it curious, Cynthia," the
colonel said to Mrs. Calliper, "how
sometimes the current of our lives Is
deflected by the most trivial incidents?
Now there was Philetus Goblinton;
you remember what a vain, consequent
ial man he was? But all that was
changed by just the slightest thing in
the world. He went one Sunday to a
church where he had never been be
fore and where he was quite unknown.
As usual, he made toward the middle
aisle, where, at home, he was accus
tomed to sit; but the man that met
him led him not down the middle aisle,
but along the back of the pews and
down a side aisle, and he gave him a
scat pretty well back. This was a
crusher for Philetus. Here was a man,
evidently a man of some account, who,
with the unprejudiced eyes of a total
stranger, had sized him up as a man of
side-aisle importance. Could it be that
his friends and acquaintances really so
regarded him? It set him thinking; and
the result you see in the modest,
thoughtful Philetus Goblinton of to
day." "Jason, dear," said Mrs. Calli
per, "don't you suppose it would be a
good thing for you to go to a strange
church once in a while?"
I The Value of Emerson.
Vernon Lee, writing of "Emerson,
Transcendentalist and Unitarian,"
mentions that "the vital, vitalizing in
tuition in Emerson is a dualism, close
ly connected; the intuition of the
worthlessncss of unreality for our hap
piness and progress, and the Intuition
of the supreme power, for our happi
ness and progress, of that portion
which we call soul, but these vital
thoughts were defaced, hampered, and
compressed by a cheap transcendent
alism, the metaphysics of Germany
adulterated by the shoddy science, the
cheap mysticism of America." Still,
she regards Emerson as a valuable
guide. She says: "Those who should
deliberately follow Emerson's coun
sels, omitting from their lives not
merely what he directly advises should
be omitted, but also what his whole
system logically leads us to reject,
would be surprised to find how much
space they had left themselves, how
much energy for the real life, the life
of enjoyment and utility."
Forecasting the Weather.
A certain married man of Emporia,
Kan., was inclined to be humorous, but
sometimes unwise. He had forgotten
to go home to supper, and he knew what
was in store for him when he should
finally get there, so just to be pleasant
and entertaining he got some miniature
flags at a toy store and put them In his
pocket. "John Henry," exclaimed his
wife, as he entered the house. "I phuld
think you'd be ashamed of youi
treat your wife with so little coir . i
tlon." He slowly unrolled his little package
of flags, took out a square red one with
a black square In the center and fast
ened It to the mantel.
How to Become Wrlnkletl.
If more women realized that strain
ing the eyes produces wrinkles, more
would exercise a proper care of these
valuable members. Reading by a dim
or failing light, coming suddenly from
a dark room to a light one, or vice
versa, overworking the eyes in any
way, and last, but by no means least,
wearing dotted and cross-barred veils
these and more taxing of the eyesight
are of valuable assistance in the
ThU Sounds Good.
An excellent relish for the Sun
day night tea table is made with sar
dines as a basis. Take four boneless
sardine, rub them smooth with an
ounce of butter, a teaspoonful of Wor
cestershire sauce, and a dust of cay
enne peper; heat the mixture in a chaf
ing dish and spread on hot buttered
toast. A little grated cheese may be
sprinkled over the top before serving.
To Appeal for Help.
It will cost 1.000,000 drachmas to put
the Parthenon, the temple of Thesus,
and the other monuments in Athens
damaged by iast year's earthquake in
a safe condition. An appeal for help
will be sent out to all countries.
flattie of Long Island.
The Maryland Society of the Sons of
the American Revolution is receiving
subscriptions for the erection in Brook
lyn of a memorial to the 400 Maryland
ers who stood the brunt of the fight in
the battle of Long Island Aug. 27, 1776.
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