Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, October 09, 1891, Image 4

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Democratic County Committee, 1891
W. 8! Galbraith
.... Joseph Wise
. John Dunlap
. John T. Lee
i» H. A. Moore
. A. M. Butler
veers Bo CoM usser
James A. Lukens
Bellefonte, No W..
ee ew,
Centre Hall Borough..
Howard Borough.....
Milesburg Borough.
Milheim Ort
Philipsburg, 1st W
24W wus Os A. Faulkner
“rly BW. "wn Frank Hess
Unionville Borough.......coceeenuseer KE, M.Griest
Burnside......, Eugene Meeker
Benner... Harvey Benner
Boggs, N. P Philip Confer
NE .. T. F. Adams
« i EP. G. H. Leyman
College, E. P, . W. H. Mokle
w Ww. .N. Krumrine
Curtin.....oeeriestion «. N.J. McCloskey
Ferguson, E. P.. Daniel Dreibelbis
5 W.P. Geo. W. Keichline
Greggs, S. P... ... Chas. W. Fisher
he "NP. .... James P. Grove
Haines, E.P.. Isaac M. Orndorf
* W.P .. Geo. B. Shaffer
Haltmoon... .... Eilis Lytle
Harris..... J. W. Keller
Howard .T. Leathers
Huston... .. Henry Hale
Liberty... Alfred Bitner
Marion. John J. Shaffer
Miles... W. J. Carlin
Patton.. P. A. Sellers
Penn....... . J.C. Stover
Potter, N. S. W. Smith
* S.P . B. Spangler
Rush, N. P. . Jas. Dumbleton
te SP... Tiijam Haun
ow Shoe, W. P.. Thomas Turbidy
Bahan John D. Brown
Bpring, 8. P... Jerry Donovan
pe N:P. . James Carson
® Wer. E. E. Ardery
Taylor... W. T. Hoover
Union.. ‘Chas. H. Rush
Walker D. A. Dietrick
0. D. Eberts
R, Chairman.
Democratic State Ticket.
of Lehigh county.
of Erie county.
Chas. R. Buckalew. Chauncey F. Black.
Geo. A. Jenks. Geo. M. Dallas.
Sam’l. G. Thompson. David W. Sellers.
Henry N. Scott. Robt. E. Monaghan.
Win. S. McLean. F. M. Vandling.
Jno. Latta. Rodger Sherman.
William Weihe. Thos. Lazare.
Samuel Griffith. Grant Weidman.
Geo. W. Zeigler. R. Morgan Root.
Jury Commissioner—GEORGE BOWER.
Get Ready for the Election.
Do the Democrats of this county
realize that it is but little over three
weeks until the election? Whether
they do, or not,we want to impress up-
on them the importance of going to
work and arranging to poll every vote
in their different districts. To many
the coming election may not seer of
very great importance, but the individ-
ual who stops to think about the de-
moralized condition the State offices,
which are to be filled, are in; who
can realize the extent of the debauch-
ery and crookedness that exists in the
Auditor General's office and State
Treasury; who is sensitive enough to
feel the disgrace that comes to all
Pennsylvanians through peculating,
ring ridden officials, will recognize at
once the great necessity of a change,
and the greater importance of getting
out every honest vote, to insure that
We know that the county ticket is
small and unimportant, but what in-
fluence should that exert, when the
honor and integrity of the Stateis at
stake, on any one worthy the right of
franchise in this old commonwealth.
There are important duties for every
freeman to perform this fall, duties
that no honest man will shirk, and
those duties are: To be prepared to vote
himself and see that his neighbor, who
wants as he does an honest adminis-
tration of the public offices, is also fix-
ed and ready to cast his ballot. And
if this is already done, his next work
is to see that his own and neighbors
ballot is cast and cast on the right
Every good citizen knows which ‘is
the right side this tall. There always
has been and alway will be, differences
of opinion among honest inen as to the
right and wrong of certain political
principles, bat whea it comes dowa to
a question of whether we will have a
continuation of the present rotten, rob-
bing, ring-rule,—whether an Auditor
General and State
have witfully permitted the people of
the State to be robbed of over one mil-
lion of dollars, are to be endorsed—
whether an infamous, thieving ring
that has had its hand in the Treasury
of the State and controled the acts of
the officials of the commonwealth, for
years, is to continue to rule and rob,
there can be no division among good
men, or no question as to how any
man should vote.
It is a full vote of the people that the
state ring fears. It is the coming out
ty the polls of the honest; robbed and
disgraced citizen that it dreads. It un-
derstands, only too well, how deeply
it has wronged a people that has en
trusted it with power time and again,
and its only hope is that this same
people may close their eyes and refuse
Treasurer who
to see the same that has been saddled
upon them.
Do the good people of the county,
and we speak truly to honest Republi-
cans as well as to Democrats,recognize
the necessity of earnest work from now
until election day, if they would have
these State robbers rebuked and repudi-
ated? Will they not waken up to a
sense of the duty they owe to them-
selves, as well as to the State of which
all’should;be proud.
8 Remember that a listless campaign
and a small vote means a ivictory for
those who would cover up the roguery
and rascality of a ring, the equal of
which has never disgraced any other
The Only Way.
We have a letter from one of the
leading citizens of Frenchville, Clear-
field county, asking us to prepare peti-
tions and forward to the several voting
districts in that county, favoring the
re-enactment of the fence law. If he
had read the Warcuymay of Septembzr
18th, he would understand why, any
efforts, under our present constitution,
to secure the benefits of the measure
he wants, by legislation, would simply
be a waste of tine and money.
The fact is there can be no fence law
passed or re-enacted uatil the present
constitution is changed or amended.
The situation on this question is
briefly this: No general fence law can
be passed for the reason that the popu-
lous counties of the State, and which
have a majority of the members of the
Legislature do not want one ; no local
tencedaw can be passed for the reason
that the present Constitution prohibit s
it; so that farmers,laborers and others,
who believe we need and should have
some legislation on this subject, are
left without any way or hope of secur-
the measure wanted, except
through the action of ‘a Constitutional
convention, which would so amend
our Constitution as to allow of certain
kinds of local legislation.
It may seem a good ways round, but
the only road and the shortest cut to-
wards a fence law is by voting for a
Constitutional Convention. In no
other way can one be had.
Ex-President Cleveland on Ballot Re-
In a letter to A. B. FARQUHAR, Esq.,
of York, Pa., Ex-President CLEVELAND,
leaves no doubt as to where he stands
on ballot reform, or how he would
vote on the question of a Constitution -
al Convention to secure that reform, if
a resident of Pennsylvania. To the
halting, doubting democracy of this
section, who don't exactly know
whether they are controlled by th e cor-
porations or the bar, or whether they
can stand the cost(?) of a convention,
to give as a fair ballot, we commend
the manly words of one who has never
yet shown a hesitancy in supporting
the right no matter who opposed it.
Here is the full text of the ex-Presi-
dent's letter :
September 27th,1891
A. B. Farquhar, Es
My Dear ave received your letter
relative toballot reform in your State.
I cannot be supposed to understand the pe-
culiar conditions which prevail in Pennsylva-
nia, and it would appear to be presumptious in
me to intrude advice without such under-
In my Boston speech I endeavored to an-
nounce that government by the people, and in
their interests as against tremendous aggrega-
tion of favored classes seeking control for their
exclusive benefit, depended largely upon the
adoption of the secret ballot.
I have faith In the intelligence and patriot-
ism of your people; and I hope to see them
remove the barriers which prevent ballot re-
form, in the way which is speediest and most
effectual and at the same time safest.
There certainly should be no haiting nor
hesitancy in taking the step necessary to thus
secure the purity and freedom of the ballot in
your great commonwealth.
Yours very truly,
Not In That Business.
Atter the experience they have just
gone through with, North Dakota
farmers will probably learn that its
rot profitable to shove to much respon-
sibility onto the shonlders of the Al-
mighty. He blessed them this year
with one of the most abundant bar-
vests that ever gladdened the eyes or
fattened the packet-book of man, and
‘the lank-heads thought that in addi-
tion to giving the wealth of grain, He
ought to take care of it for them, and
refused to either stack or provide shel-
ter for it.. The consequence is, they
now mourn an aggregate loss of $10,-
000,000 in wheat that has been spoiled
by the rain, and the only thing many
of them have for the excess of crops of
the present year, is the experience that
proves that Providence is not a pack-
horse on which to place all the vexa-
tions, carves and costs of running a
western farm. It is eminently proper’
to “trust in the Lord,” as the preach-
ers say, but the safest course, when
you have a crop, is to take care of it
yourself, as the Dakota farmers should
now know.
If ever there was a time, when
Republican ring rule could be defeated
in Pennsylvania, that time is now.
Democrats are you awake to the situa-
tion? It will reanire bat the getting
to the polls oi vthe Democratic vote,
‘and the good work will be accomplish-
ed. Don’t wait until it is too late to
do what you can, and then regret the
fact that you failed when the oppor-
tunity was offered you.
The Prostitution of a Great Party to
“Fraud and Theft.
Hampton I. Carson’ Ind. Rep.
The present condition of public affairs
in Pennsylvania justifies revolution.
Fraud, corruption, theft, collusion,
ignorance and neglect of duty, evasion
oflaw,hard swearing, shallow inventions,
concealment of books and papers, and
{ feeble as well as foolish efforts to delay
or resist investigation, have supplanted
honesty of administration, integrity of
conduct, protection of the peoples
rights, observance of the law, trath,
honor, fearlessness and a bold challenge
to public scrutiny, These were virtues
of which Republicans could once proud-
ly boast, but now apology, excuse,
cowardice, superstition and paralysis
have afflicted the leaders. On all sides
the figures of officials are observed
skulking in the dark, crouching from
the public gaze behind hastily construct-
ed barriers or burrowing beneath heaps
of registered letters contairing “neck-
| ties" and silk handkerchiefs.
Each day reveals more clearly the
system‘ which has existed for many
years, by which millions of dollars of
thef public§ money have been lost or
stolen, either through the direct collu-
sion and confederacy of State officials
with county officers and their subordi-
nates or through supine neglect and
careless performance of duty.
The time is ripe for action. This ne-
farious business must bestamped out
and no man who values the real princi-
ples of Republicanism can hesitate an
hour as to his duty. Citizenship must
rise above partisanship. The public
welfare must be preferred to mere party
success. No man becomes a Democrat
or renounces Repulicanism because he
refuses to cast a vote in favor of a cor-
rupt machine, no matter how respecta-
ble the candidates are who are presented
as shield against the wrath of the peo-
ple; nor does he array himself to any evil
influence by refusing to demean him-
self by casting a ballot which may be
constructed as an approval of wrong-do-
ing and systematic villainy.
Neither the tariff nor the free coinage
of silver, nor the issues of the Presiden-
tial campaign of next year are involved,
however studied the efforts may be on
the part of campaign speakers to con-
vince the people that such is the case.
Honesty of Administration is the need
of the hour. This is the sole question.
We must secure honest administration
of our government at any cost. Those
who prefer material prospery at the
price of our moral degradation,and shriek
about the tariffat such a time as this,
are simply conducting a dance of
Itis the duty of al' men, whether
Republicans, Independent Republicans,
Prohibitionstis or Democrats, to save
Pennsylvania from the fate of Actwon,
who was devoured by his own dogs.
The Monaghan Mystery
West Cugster. Oct. 5.—James Mon-
aghan, Esq.,a brother of the missing
lawyer, R. Jones Monaghan, one of the
brightest young attorneys in the state
who disappeared so mysteriously, last
week, without leaving any clue as to
his whereabouts and with his business
in a most excellent condition, has re-
tnrned from a week’s stay at New
York, during which time he was hunt-
ing for some trace of his missing
In a conversation to-day in relation
to the matter he says that it is his be-
lief that his brother is now on the
ocean. He reaches this conclusion
after mature deliberation on the points
he gathered during his search.
He says that on the 22d of Septem-
ber his brother came into his office
and asked his endorsement to a note
tor $1,000 for ten days, which he dis.
counted at the Chester County bank.
This note falls due to-day. He madea
note of it in his memorandum book,
but did not say for what he intended to
use it. He did say, however, that he
was going to New York to establish a
branch of the Pennsylvania Mortgage
Investment Co.
He went to New York, and in his
letter written on Friday afternoon, the
25th, he said he had ‘seen one of the
men interested, and wonld see the
other. Ile was decoyed there by
sharpers who impressed upon him the
need of $1,000 to aid in establishing the
branch, then invited to take a drink-
The missing men responded to the in-
vitation. His drink was doctored, and
he was puton an out going ship of
some sort.
This is Mr. Monaghan’'s theory, and
be says everything he learned in New
York went towards strengthening it.
Me. Monaghan carried $20,000 lite
insurance $10,000 in the Penn Mutual
Aid. Both these companies have set
detectives to work on the case, and as
they have a very decided incentive to
discover the missing man’s where
abouts it is hoped some light may be
thrown upon the matter soon,
Campbell's Challenge.
New York World.
Governor Camptell boldly ehallenged
Major McKinley to name a single pro-
tected industry inthe state of Ohio
wherein the wages have been increased
by the operation of his tariff law. The
governor made the fair proposition to
his opponent to “give him the votes of
all the men whose wages have been in-
creased by the bill if he will give me
the votes of all the men whose wages
haven’t been incraased by it,’ and “on
that basis,” he declared, “I'll carry
Ohio by 750,000 majority.”” The tariff
was raised on the pretense of paying
higher wages to American workingmen.
It has proved a fraud. Monopoly takes
all the increased profits, and labor can
" bite its thumb.
A Fearful Arraignment.
From the Democratic State Platform.
We arraign and ccndemn the Repub-
lican Legislature for having refused to
enforce the Constitution by appropriate
« legislation ; for having Sfailed to pass
honest and equitable apportionment bills,
as required by the Constitution ; for
having ignored the demands of labor for
relief by law ; for having denied the
righteous popular demand for such laws
as would distribute the burdens of public
tazation equally upon all clases of pro-
perty, and for having refused to reform
long-cxisting abuses wn the mercantile
appraisement laws, as recommended by
the Democratic Executive in 1885.
i We arraign and condemn the Repub-
lican Auditor-General for having per-
mitted John Bardsley, the Republican
Treasurer of Philadelphia city and
county, to embezzle $500,000 of State
mitted {o retain for a long period after
the same was due and payable.
We arraign and condemn (he Repub-
lican Auditor-General for having per-
mitted John Bardsley, the Republican
Treasurer of Philadelphia city and
county, to embezzle more than $360,000
of State license moneys collected by him,
which he was permitted to retain for a
long period after the same was due and
We arraign and condemn the Repub-
lican Auditor-General for having con-
spired with John Bardsley, the Republi-
can Treasurer of Philadelphia city and
county, to appoint and retain corrupt
Mercantile Appraisers, who abused
their offices for their own private pecu-
niary advantage, robbed the State of is
Just revenues, and imposed the Common-
wealth hundreds of thousands of dollars
of needless costs, and we, demand the
dismissal of the Mercantile Appraisers
of Philadelplia.
We arraign and condemn the Repub-
lican Auditor-General for having con-
spired with John Bardsley, the Repub-
lican. Treasurer of Philadelphia city
and county, to speculate in public adver-
tising and for having received from the
publishers of the same bribes to influ-
ence their official conduct in placing such
We arraign and condemn the Repub-
lican State Treasurer for wilfully and
knowingly permitting Bardsley to retain
in his possession over $1,000,000 taxes
coulected for and owing to the Common-
wealth of Pennsylvania, by reason of
which dereliction a large portion of the
money has been lost to the people.
We arraign and condemn the Repub-
lican State Treasurer for having con-
spired with John Bardsley, the Repub-
lican Treasurer of Philadelpha, to se-
cure to him the payment of $425,000
of the public school fund, long in ad-
vance of the usual time, and when Bard-
sley was already known to the State
Treasurer to be a defaulter for over
$500,000, which sum thus improvident-
ly paid to Bardsley was bE him embez-
zled, to the loss of Philadelplia city
and the shame and scandal of the State.
We arraign and condemn the Repub-
lican State Treasurer and the Republi-
can Auditor General for having con-
spired to pay to John Bardsley, the Re-
publican Treasurer of Philadelphia city
and county, on December 30, 1890,
$150,000 out of the State Treasury,
ostensibly on account of Philadelphia
county's share of the personal property
tax ; but actually before that tax had
been paid into the State Treasury, and
when John Bardsley was already a de-
Sfaulter and embezzler to the amount of
| $622,013.11.
Little Miss Cleveland.
| New York, October 4.—Mre, Grover
| Cleveland became the mother of a
{ strong, healthy girl baby yesterday
morning shortly after midnight. r.
lJ. D. Bryant ot 54 West Thirty-sixth
| street was in attendance. Both moth:
erand child are doing well. The im-
portant news did not become known
down town yesterday until nearly noon,
Then it spread with the utmost rapid-
ity, both iu the city and to ather parts
of the country. During the afternoon
many flowers were sent in to Mrs,
Cleveland, and both father and mother
received hearty congratulations. Then
| messenger boys began to move up the
avenue with telegraphic messages
| from all paits of the country.
| The ex-president bears his new
honors modestly,” fe said, with a
laugh, yesterday :
“I don’t waht 0 brag any, but this
baby already is as stout and as good as
most babies are when they are three or
four days old.”
— Read the WarcumAN for political
and general news.
tax collected by him, which he was per- |
Mr. Simon Scott, one of Lock
Haven’s most respected and venerable
merchants, died Tuesday morning at
four o'clock. Daceased was 76 years
old and was interested in many of our
sister town’s industries.
‘We sympathizs with poor Dr.
Neveling, editor of the Karthause 2imes.
He is one of the directors of the defunct
Clearfield bank, he has $2,500 worth of
its stock and loses a deposit of $500
more. Poor editors! They are always
“in it,” but in the wrong way.
——The Commissioners have just
closed a contract for the complete refit-
ting of the vaults in their office, as well
as in that of the Prothonotary, with a
system of iron record files. By the sys- |
tematic file to be introduced it will be |
possible to find any paper wanted in a
very short time and too, there will be a
great saving of room.
DT |
——Chaney E. Piper, a young man |
from Tyrone, had his right heel and |
left toes run over by the cars about |
midnight Monday. He had been up at
Altoona and returning fell asleep in the
trartn. When it stopped at Tyrone he
did not awaken, but doing so shortly
ater the train started again he attempt-
cd to jump off with the above results.
He was taken to the Altoona hospital
where the heel was amputated.
A SuockiNG AccIDENT.—On last
Saturday an infant child of Mrs. and
Harvey Nelson died. The baby was
prepared for burial and on Saturday
evening the undertaker left a bottle of
embalming fluid to be used on the face
of the dead baby to prevent discolora-
tion. On Sunday morning another
little child of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson
Johnnie,aged 3 years and 2 months, we nt
into the room where the corpse lay, and
getting hold of the bowl of fluid drank
some of it and died in a few hours.—
Philipsburg Ledger.
MARRIAGE Licenses. — William
Brown and Mary Emma Lee, both of
Philipsburg ; John C. Turner of Mt.
Eagle, and Lillian E. Gates, of Nittany ;
James Ferencik and Annie Herman,
both of Philipsburg ; Isaac W. Baney,
of Bellefonte, and Mary Grenoble, of
Zion; I. N. Haupt and Sadie Keeler,
both of Bellefonte; John Gilson and
Mary Carney, both of Powelton ;
John T. Shenefelt, of Birmingham, and
Agnes M. Webner, of Nittany ; John
I. Swavely and Jennie V. Royer, both
Potter township.
Lors oF SWEET STUFF.—Says the
Lock Haven Express: Robert Sim-
cox, of Queen’s Run, who is known as
one of the largest bee keepers in the
county, expects to take two tons of
honey this fall. He has already dispos-
ed of over half a ton of honey. Mr. Sim-
cox has fifty hives of bees and thirty-
seven swarms this year. During the
recent warm spell of weather the honey
ina number of his hives melted and
ran out of the combs. He says this has
been an unusually good year for bees to
make honey. The best stock of bees for
making honey, Mr. Simcox claims, are
the “hy-bred’’ which are a cross between
the Italian and the native bees.
John Green, foreman of the railroad
blacksmith shops at Renovo, has in-
vented and had patented several auto-
matic car couplers which have proven
to be quite a success. His latest effort,
however, promises to make him a
wealthy man and rank him up among
the leading inventors of really wonder-
ful devices. It is a coupler with which,
by the use of acertain bit of mechan-
ism, the engineer or firemen of a train
can couple or uncouple, from their en-
gine, any car it is hauling. If the in-
vention proves a success, and there is
every indication that it will, Mr. Green
will find himself possessed of a fortune,
for surely it will be one of the wonders
‘of the age. Its construction is a secret.
Un~cLE Sam Gor Him.—P. M. Rich-
ards, a young man of Brookville, who
was attempting to grow rich off his |
neighbors in an unlawful manner, is
now in the hands of the Postoffice De-
partment, for using the mails for frauda-
lent purposes. His scheme was to send
circulars to parties, throughout this and
adjoing counties, offering to secure loans
for thew at three per cent. interest.
This low rate was considerable of an in-
ducement to many who were in need of
money. When they applied to
the sharper in relation to the matter
they were informed that it was neces-
sary, in order to sceuve the collateral, to
purchase shares in a certain company
represented by him, These shares were !
four dollars each and the would-be bor-
rower, after having been induced to in-
vest, was told that as soon as the shares |
had been properly issued by the com- |
pany, he could secure the money upon
them without trouble, The company,
it sems was wholly an imaginary one,
and the certificate of shares, not coming
to hand according to agrecment, his
dupes began to suspect the entire schem
was fraudulent. Ez.
at the
Fine job printing
Warcnmax office.
A CoLossAL Stack.—For some time
past the directors of the Bellefonte
Illuminating and Steam Heating Com-
pany have been considering the advisa-
bility of erecting a larger stack at their
plant, corner of Lamb and Spring street,
in order that a better draft might be se-
cured. The contract for a new stack
was given to the Bellefonte Boiler
Works, and work on jits raising was
commenced last waek, but it was nog
completed until Tuesday night. Two
gin” poles were broken on the big
cranes used in raising it and both times
the parts that were up fell, smashing
everything under them, but fortunately
hurting no one. The new stack is steel
and weighs something over five. thous-
and pounds. Tt is 56 feet 6 inches in
heichth and has a diamtier of 5 feet 6
—At about half past six o’clock, on
Tuesday morning, the Pennsylvania
Railroad Station, at Snow Shoe, was dis-
covered to be on fire. The alarm was
given, but when the door was opened
the interior of the building was entirely
enveloped in flames, and, as there is no
fire service in Snow Shoe, all that could
be done was to let the place” burn. Be-
ing a dry, frame structure it was com-
pletely destroyed in: a very short time
and located as it was, just across the
railroad from the Mountain House,
grave fears]were entertained that the big
hotel might take fire also.
The building is a total loss, together
with freight amounting to about $100
and the office furniture. The origin of
fire is unknown, though itis supposed
to have caught from the stove.
A BiG Day] NEAR.—Next Wednes-
day the Odd Fellows will dedicate their
new Hall in this place and extensive
preparations are being made for the re-
ception of visiting Lodges. The pro-
gram, which we have already published,
will be carried out in full and a grand
time may be expected. Citizens dec or-
ate and show the visitors that Bellefonte
is boss fof hospitable towns, The fol-
lowing Lodges have accepted thus far:
Milroy Lodge, 213; Lock Haven,
Canton ;jMillheim Lodge, 955; Luman
Lodge, Fleming, 639 ; Half Moon Lodge
Stormstown, 845, accompanied by band ;
Altoona Canton ; Juniata Lodge, Hunt-
ingdon, 117 ;°Port Matilda Lodge 833;
Centre Hall Lodge, 895; Snow Shoe
Lodge, 226 ; Penns Valley Lodge, Pine
Grove, 276 ; Great Island Lodge, Lock
Haven, 2320; Boalsburg Lodge, 894;
Karthaus Lodge, 825; Centre Lodge,
Bellefonte, 153; Magnolia Lodge, 602 ;
Tyrone Lodge, 162. Also delegations
from Bellwood Lodge, Mapleton Lodge,
Verandah Lodge of Altoona, Union
Lodge, New Berlin, and Brady Lodge,
The line ‘of march will be, north on
Allegheny street to Linn street, east on
Linn street to residence of C. M, Bow-
er, Esq., and counter march to Spring
street, thence by Spring to Bishop
street, east along Bishop to Ridge street
and countermarch to Allegheny street,
then north along Allegheny to place of
starting, and the parade will be dis-
Tre] ViLLAIN.—Below we give an
account of a terrible place into which a
beautiful young girl was enticed by a
yillainousjman,and the same thing is oc-
curring every day right in our midst
and no one seems disposed to put a stop
to it ; awful though it be.
“At last we are alone!”
It was the man who spoke.
The woman trembled and lifted her
eyes to his face.
They were beautiful eyes, but they
were tremulous eyes; eyes, which look
out from a heart which is irresolute,
He stamped with his heavy foot upon
the floor of the room.
The echoes brought back in their in-
visible arms the sound, and let it ripple
out again until 1t struck the walls once
more and fell into the vast void of si-
A bat, disturbed by the unusal activi-
ty, darted from a corner and blindly
dashed in eccentric convolutions about
the dusty building.
Great ropes of cobwebs hung down
from he ceiling, and across the corner
of the room dead ties swung lightly 1n
the hammocks (he spiders had fastened
The dust rose in {istless clouds from.
the shock of the heavy foottall, and
sank again, overcome by its own
Even the air was resting,
‘The spiritof desolation seemed to
| prevade the place.
The woman looked furtively around
upon her dim surroundings aud shiv-
The man laughed harshly.
“Alone, I said,” he growled.
“Yes,” she murmured.
A faint light struggled in through
"the great windows in front, thick with
«Where are we,’ she whispered, and
shivered as the bat dashed into her
“Listen” he replied hoarsley, ‘‘we
are in astore which does not adver-