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THE OMAHA BAILS' BEE : SUNDAY , HEOEMBEK 4. . 1887.-SIXTEEN PAGES.
IN THE FEMININE DOMAIN ,
Bis Idonl Girl A Lady's Kindly
A YOUTHFUL GRANDMOTHER *
A Foniliilno la-Kiil FlKlilpr Slio
I'Vl litctii'd tlio Tramp A Kc-
unite Captain A Typi
Only it AVomiui After All.
I mot lior ut it country place ,
Whet a shu was spending her vacation ,
And much admired hoi- form and face ,
Likewise her sparkling conversation.
She win it Hoston girl , but were
Nor spectacles nor goggle glasses ,
Though nliu of learning had it store
As rich us other liostoa lassies.
The maiden was of hoauty rare ,
C'J'is that , not learning , that doth swuy
As Aphrodite hhc was fair ,
Or Helen , spouse of Mcnolaus ;
Hut colder than Dlan far ,
Who made n stag of poor Actar-on ,
And distant as the furtherest star
That glltteis In the empyieun.
I loved her , and I think she knew
That much from my admiring glances ,
For she , us wo acquainted grew ,
Sometimes unhent to my advances.
Hut when my love I would Imvo told ,
t felt a dread u terror sei/u me ,
I feared if I became so bold ,
The maiden with a look would frcc/e me.
At length a firm resolve I initde ,
For 1 was bordering on dUt ruction ,
That the prnpnsiil , long delnycd ,
I'd make , wliate'er might be her action.
And having thu.s made up my mind ,
That uvenincr when alonu I found her ,
Uefnro she my intent divineil ,
1 boldly threw my arms around hor.
I felt her tresses brush my face.
Their faint , sweet perfume thrilled my
I clasped her in a fond embrace ,
Regardless of the cohsequonces ,
I Imsed her lips oh , honeyed bliss !
1 gave her hand a thousand squeevos ,
And all she said to mo was this :
"John , are you sure that ilo one sees us. "
Ills HIcul Girl.
Arkansas1 Traveler : Do you know my
Ideal Rirl ? Slio is seldom to be met
with , but nevertheless she exists. She
has a modest , girlish Hort of n wiiynbout
lioV thai If. very likely to deceive , but to
tboso who know her well she is the hap
piest , wittiest , brightest of girls , mid
every inch the true woman when fairly
aroused to action. She may not bo the
prettiest of girls , but when she Kelt )
fairly started in convolution you feelas
if your very soul is being drawn through
her brilliant eyes , und become fully con
vinced that there is something else to
live for in this world than simply yoifr
individual self. "When you are strong ,
and your way is clear before you , she is
girlish , full of play and * oug ; but when
your heart bus boon wounded , and the
path before you is dark and treacherous ,
you will find this ideal girl of mine
both tender in her sympathies and
strong in her womaiihoo'd a divine
light to lead you safely through the
channels of darkness and despair.
There is one charm in particular Unit I
admire in this ideal girl of mine , and
that is she never finds time to gossip
over the defects of her weaker sisters ;
neither does she find any - fas
cination in a man who has , through
cunning and hlrunglh. caused the down
fall and ruin of some poor , weak-
A Ijnily'ri Kindly Tact.
Boston Courier : ft would be hard to
afford a stronger evidence of being well
bred than that of a society leader who
had among her dinner guests ono even
ing a relative from a distant rural dis
trict , who , though relined and well edu
cated , know but little of society ways
and manners. Soon after the dainty
finger-bowls wore placed on the table
the rustic visitor took up her bowl and
d runic from it. The hostess observed it ,
and showed admirable tact a moment
after by drinking from her own bowl ,
thus sparing her guest the mortification
which might otherwise have resulted.
Another case where generous consider
ation and tact were shown \\ns where a
well-known lady of Huston was travel
ing in Kuropo not long since. She wont
to London for only a clay or two for the
solo purpose of seeing a friend who , by
the way , belonged to the nobility.
When strongly urged to moot a few
friends at dinner next evening she de
clined , and on being pressed for a good
reason was frank enough to nay that
she hud with her no suitable dress for
such an occasion , but only a black silk.
"Wear your black silk and I will wear
one , too , so you may feel quite at ease , "
said the hostess , and a promise was
given to bo present. What was the sur
prise of the IJoston lady , on entering the
drawing room , to find all the ladies in
black silk gowns. Lady Dash bad writ
ten her guests requesting them to "wear
black silk. "
A Youthful Grandmother.
Philadelphia. 1'ro-vs : Only thirty-
th''eo , a urandmother and twice "n
widow , isn't found every day in the
week , but tbero was a pretty little
woman on Chestnut street Saturday
afternoon who enjoys that rather re-
laarkable distinction. Her name is
Mrs. Gertrude Cmlden , the widow of
John P. ( Sudden , of San Francisco. At
the ago of fifteen she. married a gentle-
1'iun ii'uned Herbert , and a year later
] > ecame the mother of a girl' baby. At
thu age il twenty Mrs. Herbert lost her
husband and donned widow's weeds ,
which she were for twelve years. Her
daughter , rather nreeueious , mentally
and physically , followed her mother's
example on the day Mrs. Herbert bo-
eunio Mrs. Gnddcn. A year later a
child .was born to the daughter. Six
montlm hoforo this Mr. Unddon was
killed by being thrown from a horse In
Los Angeles. Airs. Oadden is a rosy-
chcoked. pretty little woman , and looks
very little older than her daughter.
A Feminine LcKul Fighter.
The llrst ladywho has over attended
the sessions of the Interstate Commerce
comiuih-'ion appeared hint week. She is
the young , clever and handsome daugh
ter of George Hico , the Marietta oil
man , who has made such a brave fight
for life against the whole power of the
Standard Oil company. She sits every
day by her father s side facing the fifty
lawyers ( moro than less ) whom the rail
roads , summoned by JUco before the
commission to answer to his charge of
discrimination before the Standard Oil
company , have sent bore to represent
them. Miss Iticu knows as much about
her father's case as ho does. She lakes
charge of part of the papers , watches
all the proceedings , and from time to
time makes suggestions to her father's
counsel , John Itnmtolph Tucker , Judge
Loomis and Mr. Polio U , of Cin
cinnati. Her suggestions are always
valuable the lawyers act upon them
at once , and with advantage. Shu
Hover seems to tire through all tin ;
tedious argument and testimony which
wearies the commission. She is n heroine <
ino who fights in this legal warfare as
bravely and zealously as though it Was
raining shot and shell. From the time
The commission meets until Iho time il
adjourns she i * the most interested , n *
vtuinly is the must interesting ,
In llie big room. Yet wltlml
she is as modest and as winsome as any
girl in the drawing-room , lief father
is a sltf-footcr , wl'th clean-shaven face ,
county blonde hnir and very keen prom
inent e.PS. . . He looks like the gallant
lighter that he is. Ho hiis.ii very hope
ful look these days , for the end of his
long fight "i-ems near. There appears
to be good reason to believe that the
commission will decide in his favor.
Such a decision would compel the rail
roads to give him the equal and fair
treatment from which the Standard Oil
company has hitherto excluded him.
Stic Frightened the Tramp.
Miss Add Dodd is the handsome six
teen your old daughter of Captain
David Dodd , who lives near KalHng
Waters. 1'a. She keeps house for her
father and brother , and is known ns the
best shot with rillo or shot gun in the
region. A few du.ys ago she was alone
in the house when' villainous looking
tram ] ) slouched up , seated himself in
a chair on the porch and ordered the
girl to got him some dinner. She went
into the house and took down her
double-barrelled rillo and told the
tramp to leave' "Bah , " ho replied , "I
ain't afraid of any woman snooting.
You can't blulT me. At that moment
a chicken run across t lie yard. When
it was several rods away , and still on
the run , Miss Dodd brought the rifle to
her shoulder and fired. The chicken
fell dead. The ball had cut its head
square oil. The girl looked around to
note the effect of her shot on the tramp.
Hoyiis half way across the yard and
making for the fence , with bis tattered
coat tails straight out behind him. He
never stopped or looked back as far as
he could be seen Hying down the road.
"I pulled up to notch his oar with the
other bullet as he got over the fence , "
said Miss Ada. in telling her father of
the incident , "but I had to laugh so to
see him scoot that I couldn't take aim. "
We don't care about insuring
women , " said an agent of u iSJussaehu-
sotts company the other day. "Wo
take women iu the company , but wo
never seek them ; and at moit wo only
insure them for $200. . Some com
panies refuse to insure them at all. Let
iis hope tlihi none of us will ho so ungallant -
lant us to say that they are not as valu-
iblo as a man , " and the old gentleman
bowed with great suuvonoss ; "but there
lire other reasons which compel us to bo
cautious , The expectancy of life is not
so great with them. The liability which
they are tinder in bearing children
makes the risk in insuring. I have no
doubt that the decision of the insiir-
inco companies is based on mortuary
statistics , though I know that the popu
lar impression is that a greater
number of women live to ex
ceeding old ago than men. It
is true that men are moro liable from
he nature of their lives to be killed ac
cidentally , and it is also true that their
vices cause much physical degenera
tion. Hut , on the othur hand women
are subject to many complaints incident
to their sex which make them bad in
vestments from the standpoint of an in
surance agent. I am not among those
who assert that they will not insure
women because they do not wish to
have any business dealings with them.
1 have hoard it said that they were not
prompt in keeping up their policies ,
but that is not my experience. It is
even said that the examining agents
cannot trust a woman to toll the truth
about herself that she will neither con
fess to her diseases nor her ago , and
that she is inaccurate in her statements
about her ancestors. Personally , I
would believe a man ns quickly as a
woman. However , I have heard that
objection seriously urged. The New
York Mutual is the only company 1
know of which will insure a woman for
950.000 , and it is also one of the very
few which will insure a man for $100-
In England , though a woman cannot
insure herself , yet her husband can in
sure her annuity , if she has one. The
inference is , that if ho has a good rea-son
for killing her olV ho will , but if ho
only got her insurance at the termina
tion of an annuity , which is morevalu -
4blo to him than the insurance , why it
is probable that ho will allow her to
live on. The women of Great Britain
should be very thankful ! It is not only
possible but easy , I suppose you know ,
to insure a dog or a her e. You re
member Tennyson's line : 'Something
better than his dog , a little dearer than
his-horse. ' I'm afraid life insurance
companies don't oven go that far. Of
course it seems hard when a widow is
working for her children that she can
not insure herself for them for a good
round sum. It is not that her life is not
valuable , but simply that it is uncer
tain. She is moro apt to break down
than a man would bo under the same
circumstances. And so it stands , and
will stand for a good while to como I
A Female Captain.
The presence of Col. Higginson at the
recent meeting of the Woman's SulTor-
ago association convention says The
Philadelphia Press , recalled a remark
able and romantic military career of a
lady now living in Philadelphia , who
for a year was a commissioned captain
in the United States army during the
'war. and who sent a well drilled and
efficient company to Col. lligginson's
In January , 180'J , Kdward L. Pierce ,
of Massachusetts-was sent by Secretary
Chase to Port Koyal , C. S. , to inquire
into the condition of the negroes on the
sea-island cotton plantations , and to re
port on the feasibility of opening schools
at that place for the benefit of the in
As the masters had abandoned these
plantations and had lied into the inter
ior , Mr. Pierce returned to Port Royal
with a largo company of young men and
a few women to begin his experiment.
Of the women there were Miss Su&an
Walker , Mrs. Johnson , and Mrs. Donoll-
son , of Washington. Among those that
ottered to go were two untried
volunteers , who were so youthful
that Mr. Piece declined to accept their
service. Ono of these returned to
her home. * The other would not be de
nied , and her patriotic devotion was
s'ueh that she finally overcame the ob
jections of Mr. Pierce. She pleaded
for the right to servo her country in
this manner , promising to supplement
by her strength and activity the waning
physical endurance of her superiors in
ago. Soon all of the ladies wore in
stalled in the home at the headquarters
of Mr. Pierce , on Pope's plantation , St.
Helium island. Under the same juris-
dictioji was also the Eustace plantation
of Lady's island.
On Loth plantations were 600 field
hands with their families , needing
every kind of care which northern in
telligence anrt humanity could bestow.
They were accustom to work only undei
the compulsion of slavery. It was dif
ficult tobeliovo in the direction of white
persons. The hrst thing to bo done
was to persuade them to work for i
just pecuniary reward. When thoj
found that Mnpsit Lincum meant free
dom and gold dollars besides
goodly erons were soon on the grouiu
and cheerful obedience was rendered
School * were established , the youngei
pupils studying by day , the older bj
night , and the roiga of'ordijr and prosperity
pority hud begun. The older ladies
were soon compelled to return north
The young men wwre distributed in va
rious duties , and on the young devotee
vho was Miss Nolllc Wlnsor , of Boston ,
igcd twenty-one , fell th6 solo direction
of the 600 field hands. She appointed
bom their daily tusk in the morning.
She wus their paymaster when their
vork was done , and in addition she
vus their teacher , minister , nurse , and
thyslciiin. nil in one.
The duties of teaching were speedily
shared by Miss Laura Towne , of Phlla-
lolphia , by Miss Ellen Murray , and by
several others , but the young girl Jllllod
every promise made to Mr. 1'lcreo by
the full surrender of her strength and
ictivity. She begun by determining to
lnis.li euch day's duty before } she closed
icr eyes in sleep. She soon found Unit
icr multiplied offices brought over de
veloping duties , and that these never
could bo finished. Sleep she must for
he coming ( lav. and sloop she did , and
thus preserved her youthful vigor.
A pressing necessity was now re
vealed. The plantations were defense-
ess. A pickett-guard was offered , but
'or prudential reasons Miss Windsor
strongly' Objected. She preferred to
rely on her own 500 field-hands , with
whom the most umicuble relations had
ilrcady been established. She thoro-
'oro selected from them MOO ablo-
jodied men , drilled them daily in the
manual of arms and established her
guard , which did good service for over
During this period Mis' ! Windsor Hold
a captain's commission and drew _ the
[ > uy of a captain. She wus olllciully
[ ecogni/.ed by the United Stutcs gov
ernment. Her duties us captain occu
pied but one hour daily , and , in fact ,
jonstitutcd but a smull portion of he.r
labors. It is , however , possi
ble that these duties proved
licr as competent to cast a vote
as any one of the five hundred men
whom she directed in the labor of rais
ing cotton or the ono hundred men
whom she drilled in the manual of
arms.When the necessity for protecting the
plantations no hmger existed , Miss
Winsor's company entered Colonel Itig-
ginson's First South Carolina regiment
with the advantage of a year's drill in
After the close of the war Miss Wiu-
ser married and became Mrs. J. N.
dishing. She went to Burundi as a
missionary and remained in that service
for fourteen years. She is now in Phil
adelphia as secretary of the Woman's
Baptist Foreign Missionary society.
While Mrs. Gushing still feels that she
gave the best she had to the Port Royal
experiment , that , in fact , her efforts
there were the glory of her life , she
nevertheless rejoice ? in the prospect of
a reference of national diltlculties to
arbitration , and , with every other truly
Christian woman , looks with ardent
hope for the day when there will bo
a universal brotherhood among the na
A Typical Woman.
Philadelphia Times : As good luck-
would have it I was domiciled' while in
Atlanta in the house of a charming
southern woman. My hostess , of Vir
ginia decent , wus born and educated at
Kodersville , Tcnn. , at the famous
Presbyterian college in that city. The
profos'sors were graduate-3 of Yale col
lege , and the cirriculum the most
thorough in the south. This school
girl , married at twenty , at the close of
of the civil war , has gone through
many vicissitudes. A student of Latin
and Greek , accomplished in music and
the ornamental , arts , an able writer ,
versed in political economy , secretary
of the Confederate Memorial associa
tion , she is tin instance of the high
typo of southern women , not only in
spring and elasticity , in energy and in
pluck , but also iu an unusual conbina-
tion of great goood sense and practical
knowledge combined with intellect and
culture. A woman with four children
and many household cares , who yet
finds time to study Bancroft and review
the Iliad and Odyssey at odd moments.
Types of American Glrln.
London Truth : The American girl
has newt features , a delicate skin and a
line , nervous system. But in the rest of
the organization nature has been want
ing in generosity. The western woman
or girl is a liner human being than the
eastern. In the southern states woman
hood is nearest to perfection. Women
there are reposeful not precisely amus
ing , but intelligent , sweet and inter
I10N13Y FOU THK IjAUIKS.
The collapse of the bustle is impending.
Artistic simplicity is the word nowadays.
Pinked edges arc the latest fancy on tuilor
Gloves are worn us Ions ns ever with even
A woman's train of thought is usually the
trail ot her dress.
Floral patterns still enjoy popular favor for
brooches and luce-plus.
Hound hats are far more popular with
traveling costumes than bonnets.
"Hump ( h ) I" exclaimed the cynical old
bachelor when he llrst saw u hustle.
Fans as well as shoes and stockings are
mulched with the evening or ball dress.
In evening dress it has become very much
the fushion to veil the neck and anus with
Felt , velvet nnd plush are the approved
materials for winter bonnets , with the odds
in favor of velvet.
The lust sweet thing In ribbons is a hand
some Ottoman with n cord-like edge of either
velvet , gold or silver.
Clny county , 111. , tms a female register of
deeds. She is a democrat anil her name is
Miss Mury 13. Coleman.
Mis. Edwin Steven' of New York , enjoys
the income of $1,000IXK ! ) , which her hus
band , the hanker , left her.
A velvet peasant waist , of the sumo color
of u ball gown of veiling , adds much to its
dressy effect at a very small cost.
Costumes with collar , cuffs , revere vest
and panel of metal embroidery on flno felt
aio considered excessively stylish.
Many of the fur cloaks show elaborate
clasps in antique silver , and in well modeled
designs , borrowed from mediav.al times.
Sealskin garments arc the llrst choice of all
women for wraps of high ceremony , while
they uio equally suitable for the domi-toilet.
Francis Willard wants the W. O. T. U. to
Include something else In Its work bcsldo
prohibition. She sajs she is tired standing
on ono foot.
A tramp's philosophy "When n woman
merely dislikes u thing she throws cold water
on it. When she hates it likoplzcn she throws
hot water on it. "
| } 'A new use for camel's hnlr shawls is to cuj
them into long dolmans. These tire wadded
with u luyor of gray cottou wadding uiul
lined with heavy silk.
It is u well known fact nmong artists that
a maidenof thirty-live summers and f.V > J.OOOis
n moro beautiful bolng than ono of eighteen
winters and no cashtoupcuk of.
The most stylish muffs nro soft oven
when of fur with a velvet ribbon througu
them that tics in a rosette , and passes
around the neck of the wearer.
" \Vo don't euro for the rain , " said ono Hal-
tlmorc girl to unothur , us she raised an um
brella , "we're neither sugar nor salt. " "No , "
the other "but ' "
replied , we're lasses.
Hed is the foundation color in many of the
new shot woolen goods.which are changeable
in effect , the favorite combination colors
with it being blue , brown , green and gray.
Last week the custom house officers at
Now Vork detected not less than eighty-six
women with contiibaml ui tides on their per
sons. The value of the smuggled goods was
, < IS.
Not content with the disfiguring light
gores between thb fingers , the gjovcnmkers
arc now trying on n patient and long suffer
ing public the Q with live rows of stitches up
. Very many of the newest tailor suits show
, two colors of the same cloth the darker ,
Cor. Farnam and 13th
MEN'S ' SUITS
Buy any of Them
And vro Guarantee Satiafnotion.
Overcoat and. Suit Sale
Cor. J' " < irndin ami I3lh.
strange to say , forming the accessories col
lar , cuffs anil so on aim the brighter tha
body of the gown.
A very new and handsome fun has leavci
of black or brown Riiuzo.p.iinlcd ut top in fri-
pimtic pansiea mid the upper petals cut out to
form a deep scnllopped border. The sticks
are of violet wood or ebony.
The rule for bnll or evening coiffures is
profuse decoration of jewels , fancy combs or
hairpins , feathers , aigrettes , ( lowers or rib
bon. All this however must ho hljfh on one
side or on the crown of the hciul.
The Princess of Wales Jockey cap , of the
sumo stuff us the coat , is the correct wear
with long English nowmiirkets , ulsters , and
raglans of homespun , Irish blarney cloth ,
Londonderry or Lincolnshire suitings.
Checked and plaided Scotch tweed , rough- '
surfaced meltons , tufted serges , homesun fa
brics , coarse all-wool cnmels'-hair goods , and
like materials , are the textiles for those who
aspire to the "very English" in dress.
Two Toowooba girls won a prio given last
month in Queensland , Australia , for "tho
best young lady of the colony. " It meant
the ono who could best do all the household
duties of a colonial woman. The prize was
Lovely dresses for homo receptions are of
llnost white llunncl embroidered in colors ,
and worn with handsome very heavy silk
cord and tassels loosely | Knotted about the
waist and falling at ono side almost to the
bottom of the skirt.
A variation on the plush wraps so popular
just now is to have the outside of cashmere
edged with fur and the lining of plush of a
contrasting shade. A pretty ono is of pale
brown , edged with brown fur and lined with
emerald green plush.
Curled lamb's wool'is something lik Astra
khan , hut is much softer and liner and moro
expensive. It is much used in its natural
white tint for trimming evening and opera
cloaks , nnd is shown in brown , black and
gray for street wear.
The Covington ( Tcnn. ) Leader claims to
have discovered in Tiptoii county a maiden
who rivals Harey in her power of magnetiz
ing the equine species. She can ride and
drive ut u moment's notice horses and uiulcs
that nobody else can handle.
Mrs. Flora Caldwell St. Clalr , a black-
eyed book ugont , has recovered ut Honolulu
a verdict of $10,000 damugcs for breach of
promise against Walter M , Gibson , ex-primu
minister of King Kulakuua's government ,
who Is seventy years old und an old Moruiou
Underskirts of plush or velvet , both plain
and ligurcd , are very fashionable with dra
peries and basque or jacket of woolen or silk
fabrics , espcci.illp the former : und not in
frequently , if plain plush or velvet bo used ,
the sleeves of the basque are made of the
same material as the underskirt.
r Olio of the handsome women who never
outgrow the nnivcto of their youth returned
from the dentist's the other iluy , after u pro
tracted siege. "Did it hurt you much I" she
was asked. "Yes , but/do you know my den
tist is such a grim , sobeitiuin ; , I have to talk
to him all the time to keep his spirits un. "
Milwaukee hus a bowling club of eighteen
fair damsels , who practice roligionsly seven
times a week , and have become strong and
robust from the exorcise. They are very ex
pert at the guino nnd confidently expect to
vanquish any club of ( 'cntlemen that may
A Paris correspondent ( tclls about the now
handkerchiefs tlio ladlearo carrying thoro.
The Princess do Sagan'sjavorito handkerchief
is bordered with u garland of scarlet pinks ;
( lowers und leaves embroidered in their
natural colors. They nj-o scented with the
strong perfume extracted from the same
Mrs. Mary McMahon , of Vineland , N. J. .
docs not worry muclu over the tyranny of
labor unions. Although seventy years old ,
she Is building u house all by herself , being
liar own architect , carpenter , plasterer , and
miscellaneous labor. Slio hus no strikes and
no lockouts and the- house
, - goes on prosper
8 The latest new thing In the tonsorlal line is
a woman's harbor slioV n shop where women
can run In any time of the day and have any
thing from u plain Imlr-cut to a shaniioo | ,
Just as men can In ordinary barber shops.
There Is a largo ono on Fourteenth street , in
Now York , Its furnishing is quietly sug
gestive of u parlor with tlaco or tour chuirs
in u row along ono side.
The dancing gown grows thoi tor rather
than longer , us the season advances , und
there U moro und moro u tendency to make it
full nnd undruncd in the skirt , low and V-
shaped in the neck und slcovcless. Debut
antes , however.and brides wear their gowns
high or half nigh in the neck und with hnlf
or three-quarter length sleovt-s und debut
antes , like brides , wear whlto or creamy , or
Ivory tinted fabrics.
AND SUIT SALE.
During this sale we propose to give our many
patrons who have known and dealt with iis
ever since 1856 ; and the ever increasing trade ,
who apnreciate our square and one-price
method of doing business , an actual and bona-
fide bargain in every article. As usual every
garment is marked in plain figures , from which
there is no deviation , Indeed the most preju
diced could not murmer at the marvelously
low price that is put on the re ally good clothes
we offer during this sale.
$5 , $8 , $10 , $12 , $13 , $15 , $13 , $17 , $20 , $22 ,
$24 , $25 , $26 , $27 , $32 , $35.
These prices are 33 to 4O per cent lower
than ever offered before by any concern , new or
old. The last five weeks has not made suffi
cient difference to cause our prices to change.
Our long experience teaches the amount of goods
required for each season , and it is either a poor
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MARRIED IN HASTE.
A OIllL'S N.VUllOW JWOAI'H KUON 11EIXO
New York Journal : The ni ht before
my wedding day ! Was ever night fo
full of hourh were over hours to full
of dreary minutes , that teemed to crawl
after each othur through its dead , cold
Yet it wns , by my own consent , to bo
my wedding day to-morrow. I had baid
it : I had not only wiiil it , but I had said
I should never ropout.
As the early dawn breaks through
the plooom of night I hear the old cock
iu the farm yard give a dismal hoot
preparatory to his ilrat crow to the now
And , utterly tired out , I drop ableep.
Ono two three four five six
hoven eight beats of the tall old eloek
on the stair-head outside my door , and I
jump wildly to my feet.
"At ! ) o'clock , them , " ho had said.
I had only ono hour only one hour to
be Norah Glennie.
At the time that clock struck I
should bo Norah Maplebon a wife , a
true wife to a true luiisb.inil.
I rearrange my drefas with a fovcri&h
I only stop to drink a cup of milk ere
Heave the lioubo , only just in time to
catch the train as it pusses our country
I am iu time. '
Once moro my hands arc clasped in
his.Wo say no word ; only hurry through
the sleepy fatreotti till wo enter the
oflico where , by borne btrango method ,
wo arc made than and wife. All is a
dream to me.
I wonder vaguely whcro are my
bridesmaids , where arc my father and
mother ? Buhl why of course they are
dead long , long ago. I have only my
old uncle , and ho is lying bedridden at
How could ho bo bore ? The only
thing that seems real to me is the binn
ing ring on my finger.
1 look at it in a kind of fear as I draw
my old kid glove over it before leaving
the house into which Norah Olenuio
luul gone a few minutes ago , and out of
which now a white , startled woman was
issuing Norah Maploson.
"Don't bo so distressed my darling !
Don't look so or I cannot bear it.
I draw a deep breath ; I btrotch out
my hand a little wildly , I suppose , for
ho takes it firmly in his and lays it on
his arm as ho hurries mo through the
streets back again in the direction of
the railway station.
Once moro wo are iu the train.
"Mine mine forever ! I do not fear
the future now ! " is all my husband says ;
but there is a world of love in his oyes.
Poor William ! In u weeks time ho
will be on the ocean and wo will have
parted for many months perhaps years.
He lots mo rests quietly in his arms
during the very bhort journey back
again to Norlington. I get out of the
train alone , as ho Is going on borne busi
ness two stations further on ; then ho
will como back for the rest of the week
to the farm.
"Heforoyougo into his room , wife ,
darling , you will take it olT ? " and ho
touches my linger , on which the bright
now wedding ring glitters.
"I cannot ! " 1 bay. shuddering. "It is
unlucky to remove a wedding ring ! "
"Hut , my darling , his falmri > eyes
"Tho train goes on , and I am alono.
I sco his face look at mo from the win
dow , alarmed and anxious ; but I nod ro-
Ubauringly nnd ho smiles.
It causes no remark that I have been
out to uarily this inoVuing , for ovory-
thlng lately is so upiot by rcaaon of my
unolo's illness and Willuun'b near de
Thou , again , there IB only only Hotly
in the kitchen ; and porhupsshonuarcoty
kuowe that I huvc.b ; n out , and if tile
niirs-o who has been called in to attend
my uncle knows , she , doubtless , thinks
I have been into town on bomo house
About my ring. I must hide it ; but. I
cannot take it oil. I hurry up into my
room , and hurriedly turn over the con
tents of an old musty dress ! ng-caso that
had been my father's. Where can it
be ? That old garnet ring with the
queer undcr-groovo in it that I fool sure
will lot this queer wedding-ring slip
into it and bo keep my secret from pry
All ! with hot , trembling fingers I
find it. It docs exactly as -thought it
With that broad old ring always on , I
need fear no discovery. None but myself -
self would know that under it lay nn-
othcr , the tiny circlet of gold binding
mo stronger than iron bands could dote
to my "dear lovo. "
During the day my old uncle is taken
much worse and ho will let no one bo
near him but me. William comes in
and out of the room , but I am tied to it
nearly all the day , till towards evening
my uncle falls into a deep sleep and I
safely leave him with his nurjio. It
was a rambling old house , Norlington
farm , and it had been my only homo
now for nearly seven years , all of which
time William'Mapleson had lived as my
uncle's fctoward and helper under the
It hus boon a hard , self-denying life
for him , perhaps ' ) Jt f ° ' ' me or rather
for his love for mo ho would never
had homo. Till latterly the hard old
man had never discovered dur love , and
when ho had Ihero was no moro peace
for us under his roof.
Ho had raged and stormed , declaring
that no nicco of his should marry Will
iam Maplcaon , on pain of disinher
Mine was always a weak , timid na
ture. Perhaps some women ( I was no
longer a young girl ; my thirtieth birth
day had como and gone ) would have
actively resented his tyranny and as
sorted their individual rights , I could
not. I was In his power ; for when my
parents died ho had taken mo in , a
penniless girl , and had from that time
given me , in his particular hard way ,
all that 1 needed to live not but some
would have felt they fully earned such
I scarcely ever looked at it In that
I had been weak and helpless , nlono
In the world , not very strong in health ,
when ho had como to my father's funeral -
oral ; and after paving all expenses , had
simply said : "Now go and pack up
your kit. You must go with mete
to Norlington Farm Can't say , I'm
sure , what old Itotty will say ; but
there's nothing else as I sue , to b'o done.
Remember , my girl , 'tis not a lady's
life I am olloring you ; but I suppose
you are not too line a lady to know what
work moans ? "
If I had been then , all wns corrected
by now. During these seven years I
have worked hard and lived hard.
Yet there are thobo who say that old
Peter Glcnnle is worth half u million
My golden week of happiness Is gene ;
but although William is gene , I am
I do not regret this stop I have takon.
Since the morning after my marriage
my undo had boon bettor and quieter.
Old Mr. Harnes , the lawyer , had boon
with a him a full hour , that morning ,
and old .Jonkyns had been called into
his room to sign his name to some docu
ment together with the hired nurso.
"Ilo is a miserable old man , " she said
to mo the same day. "I suppose it's his
will ho signed , what a grudge ho has
against marriage. Ho growls continu
ally in his bleep , about foola getting
"Ah ! ' " I said , "ho hus never mar
"No , " she laughed. "I should not
say anyone was the lospr by that ,
Ho had called her ut this moment ,
Cor. Farnam and 13th
Men's Overcoats ,
Wonder at Them ,
See the Quality ,
Examine the Make
Look TAHE Trimming
Buy Any of Them
Anrt lo Planned.
Overcoat and Suit Sale
Cot : Farnnm and 13th.
and I was left alone to overhear n con
versation between old Jenkyns and
Hetty ; who , being both deaf , were talk
ing over the same mutter in the
"Ah , well , Hetty , it'b a hard day for
the farm when Mr. William goes away ;
and how'll the old master do wi' a new
steward at his toime o' life , T wonderV"
"Ho knows what ho'sabout , never you
fear. Do'cc think for a moment as how
ho don't know a' letting him go is the
ony way o' iireventin' n marriage be
tween lie and Miss NorahV Ha ! ha ! ha ! "
As I heard her cunning old laugh at
my expense I sit hugging my love to my
Old Hetty always owed mo a grudge
for coming to Norlington Farm ,
although she had been compelled to
show mo ordinary civility.
How little she know wo wore married
only yesterday , under her very nose as ,
So far I had deceived him nnd the
few other people I know deceived him
through his own hardness ; for so far an
1 was concerned I would Imvo told him ,
only I knew and my husband know , that
nny sudden shock would in all probabil
ity kill him.
Wo .should have parted nnd kop true
faith with eacn other if my strength
hud not been weakened when that good
offer to go to Canada had como BO sud
denly. Then ho Jiad prayed mo to
marry him before ho started , so that if
my undo died I might at once como
out to him as his wife.
And now William was gone. Thoship
had sailed and t was alone , but happier
far than as if I had denied him his
'Sincotho day after my marriagewhon
Mr. Blnines had boon with my undoho
had boon quieter , but strangely anxious
not to let mo out of his sight.
All through the week I had not boon
once out of the houso. Of this ho seemed
to take full care by keeping me near
him by every pretense ho could think
The ship had sailed only ono week
when my uncle died suddenly , nnd then
on the day of his lonely funeral cumu
the reading of the old misor" will.
I came down with my wedding ring
exposed for the llrst timo.
I was noticed at once.
Miss ( Jlcnnio and Mr. Hniucs looked
aghast at me. The doctor who had
attended my poor undo looked horri-
Jlod , as well he might , knowing that it
meant disinheritance to mo if I mar
Old Hetty's eyes had a wicked gleam
in thorn as she said : "Porhan-t you _ , ,
didn't know , you and William Mnplu- |
son , that you'd lose everything if you *
married ? "
' Wo did not earn to think oUt , " I
said. "I should have stilled witli him
had not my duty kept mo wi h your
At that moment I could not say
"my uncle , " Hetty looked so malic
"And so , " she said , "you have gene
and lost a fortune lost n fortune to got
married ! "
I cannot describe the insolent sheer
with which she hissed out the words.
"I made his will the Ii7 of this month ,
my dear lady , decj'eoing it so. When
were you married ? "
"On tholfllth.Mr. Hainos. "
The old gentleman stared at mo ; then
rapidly read the short will.
I was to ho. disinherited of moro than
half a million of money if I married
from that dale so it worded.
I was married the day boforo.
A flnllowny. Colo. , cow is to next sea- -5
son make her home on the top of Pike's
Peak , She will bo the highest cow on
earth. A stublo will bo built for her ,
und a burro will pack the feed to hor.
Shu is to bo kept there for her milk.
Table beds are new. They nvo converted
frpm ono to the other icadily , and may b ,
' us cither.
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