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hort notice, noatly and nt moderate prices.
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0. E.ELWELL, .
J. Z MTTENDEND2R, ( r?rlttri.
BLOOMSBTJRG, PA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1883.
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ly U. PUNIC,
onlco In Knt'j Building.,
p U. BU0KA.M5W,
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orflco over 1st National Hank,
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JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.
omce over Moyer Bros. Drag Store.
p W MILtiEU,
Offleo to Browor'a bulldlng,sctond noor.room No. 1
T FRANK ZARR,
omco corner of Contro and Main 8trota. Clark-J
Can be consulted In German.
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Nsw Cowhbiak bdildino, Dloomsburg, Pa,
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Collections mado In any part of America or Europe.
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onlco in Colombian boildino, Uoom No. i, second
S. ZNORR. L. S. W1NTIR3THN
KNORR & WINTERSTEEN,
nmA I.. 4Bf KTntlnnnl Tlnnl- hlltMtnff. RPCOnrl floor.
first door to tho left. Corner sf Main and Market
streets Illoomsbure, Fa.
ISST Pensions and Bounties Collected,
J II. MAIZE,
omco lnMatas'sbulldlnj, over MUmeyer's grocery.
May 20, '81.
Ofllco In Ills building opposite Court House,
2nd floor, Woomsburg, Pa. apr 13 '83
JOHN 0. YOOUM,
Ofllco in NKW3 Iibh building, Main street.
Member of the American Attorneys' Assocla-
Collections mado In any part of America.
Jan. 8, mi.
Jnckson Building, Rooms 4 nnd 5.
Mayo, 41. BERWICK, PA
RIIAWN & ROBINS,
omco, cornor ot Third and Main streets.
TO" E, SMITH,
Attonicy-ntLav, Berwick, Pn.
Can bo Consulted In German.
FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE
CTOfllco llrat door below tlio post olucc.
i. HAKKLEY. Attornty-at-Law
, onlco la Brower'8 building, snd story.uooms
O BUCKINGHAM, Attornoy-al-Law
l liomco, lirocKivay's uuuuing.,101' uuur,
Blboiuslurg, I'cnn'a. may t, '80-t f
' R. MnKELVY. M. D..8urueon and Phy
. alcian, north sldn Main stroet.below Market
L. FRITZ, Atlnmey-at-La
, in Coluubian Building,
M. DRINKBR, GUN & LOCK8MITH
flnorinv UAhifi4 Ami v inhtnerv of all kinds re-
pitrod. orsaA H.ioai iiutMlag, llloomnburg, Pa.
ii. j. o. lturrER,
omco, North Market street,
rTl. WM. M. RICHER. Burgeon and
If Physician, onlco corner of Kock and Market
T't BVASS, M. D., Surion and
, I'liyslo in. (omoo and Kisldence on Third
affilnathUold stand under KXOIIANOE
norKL.and has a, usual a pjlwr-CLAbS
UAItUlSlt Siliir. Ilo respectfully solldts the
patronairo ot bis old customer and of tbe publlo
!.aHn..l1 IlllVlA. A0.1f
W. R. TUBBS, PROPRIETOR
OPPOSITE OOUKT IIOUBB.
LarorA and nnnvnnlAntaimnle rooms. Bathrooms
not anJjold vraWr.nQd all modern ooavenlenoes
IVOUCES. No publicity! residents of any
ouiiu. jieaurtiun, nuii-oupiwiw auuw
applications for stamp. W. II. LUi:, Att'y, S3'J
Il'way, N. Y. r SopLllthlw
y II. HOUSE,
Bluombiiuho, Columbia Countv, Pa.
All styles of work done In a suporlor manner, work
id wituout I'aim by the use of O&s, and
trooof oaargo when artlttclal toetb
Olloo orar Blooinsburir UanklnirComnany,
la be open at all hourt during Me (Wj
John Wanamakor's Store,Philadelphia.
These are the First Days of the
already the hum of activity begins.
We launch the busy season with
that prove to be strangely low. A few of
these have been in store some days, but, to
give everybody a fair chance, we held the
announcements until the return of people
from their holidays.
READY FOR FALL.
Our Ciotlilni; Is Known to be
superior In iiinko 11111I Ntylo.
Wc gunmiitce everything- we
Nell, mill trill refund tlio mon
ey on ruoiIm not round tin repre
Samples furnlslicd on appli
A Rood lot of first-rate
arc nil black, The colors
Jerseys at $2.sj. These
are f 2 50.
A lllack Dress Silk at
75ctnls,that until recent
ly w is always ? 1.00.
, fine lilack Kliadama,
-2 inches wide, at St. 50.
Half-wool Black Dress
G ods at 12 cents, which
is just half-price.
All-wunl stylish Plaid
Suiting', 42 inches, at 50
cents. We sold the same
at St. 00.
Another in stripes at 65
cents. Not dear at gi. 00.
A quality of Lupin's
Cashmere for 50 cents
(all wool), The new tar
jff will prevent this qual
ity from ever again selling
at this price.
A Black Albotross at 25
cents, exactly half-price.
A fine Black CamJl's
Hair, 46 inches wide, at
A good 36-inch all-wool
Cashmere at 40 cents.
An excellent Black
Cashmere, all-wool, a
yard wide, at 45c.
A very few much ad
Robes at one-third off of
A Bleached Muslin, full
yard wide, for 10c. The
best wc ever had at that
The best Twilled, All
Wool Red Flannel wc
ever sold for 25c,
The best Canton Flan
nel for I2c. We never
could get so good a qual
ity at the price before.
An extraordinary lot of
Towels at 25c.
Eight lots of Ladies'
nnd Children's Hose that
are on our counters nt 25
per cent, under prices.
These lots of Shoes that are amazingly
desirable for the prices :
250 pairs Women's
Straight Goat Button,
172 pairs Women s
Straight Goat Button,
2.15 pairs Women s
Curac.0.1 Kid Button,
186 pairs Women's
French Kid Button,
1 52 pairs Women's
Kid Slippers, Sl.25.
112 pairs Women's
Kid Ties, S2.00.
110 pairs Women's
French Kid Oxford Tics,
141 pairs Women's
Front Lace Walking
131 pairs Women's
Front Lace Walking
150 pairs Women's
French Kid Button
China and Glassware we hardly dare to
risk saying anything about, as the lots an
nounced are nearly always sold out in a few
hours of the day they are presented. Watch
the city daily papers for the announcements,
and if these lots are sold when you come do
not be disappointed, as we have new lots in
every day or two.
In Furniture. Young couples should see
The new Ash Suite of Bed Room Furniture for S25.
The same goods in Cherry for $28.
Our Works at present turn us out only
four suites per day of these goods, so that
first come, first served. Nothing like this
has ever been done in Philadelphia before.
A fine frame Body Brussels Carpet at
$1.25 that we are willing to endorse as a good
We are not permitted to give the
makers' names. The goods- are new this
season, and fifty patterns at least to choose
The first Fall Offering of Ladies' Robes
are all-wool, of ample material, in nine varieties, dark, rich hues,
and the new patterns are on the palm-leaf order. The effect is
much the same, if not a full equivalent, ns though an expensive
Cashmere Shawl were dissected and made into a robe, as is often
done. The expeuse being infinitely lcs3 $25.
Also a few Wrapper Patterns, Persian, and with a decided
Oriental effect. The olive, old gold and rich, dark hues are sub
dued in a broad border of consistent but curious formation, 10 to
11 yards each. $2.00 per yard.
There are other lots equally interesting,
and new things daily arriving.
Samples of Dress Goods sent by mail ;
a "Postal" will receive immediate attention.
A. C. YATES & CO.
eflger Builcling, Chestnut & 6tii Sts
The only known tptdfic for Epileptic F1U.-C1
CB-Alsu for Spasms au J l'alllnj bickneus.-CJ
Ncrvoas Vt'cakucs&qnlckly relieved and cured.
Equalled by nouo In di Imam of fcvcr.-Sa
WNcutrallzrs tferniB of disease and elckncai.
Cures ngly blotches and Flubbom blood pores.
Cleanses blood, quickens Blupj'.sh. r'iculatlon.
Eliminates Dolls, Carbuncles and Seald3.-Ga
nH'ermanently and promptly cures paralysis.
Tea, It Is a chaimlnK and I.e. Ithfr.l Aperient.
Kills Scrofula and Kings twin brothers.
Changes bad breath to good, removing cauic.
t"Houts biliousness nnd clears complexion.
Charming resolvent nnd matchless laxi.tlvo.-G3L
It drives Slcl: Headache like the- wlnd.-ff a
tSTContalna no drastic cathartic or cplates.
1'romptly cures lthcumatism by muting U.-tfl
Restores Hfc-gllng properties to tho blooil.-Cun.
Is gnarantccd to curunlineriou. dlsordcrs.-JHi
CS-Itellablo when all opiates fall.-tM
Refreshes the mind and Invlgontes the body.
Cures dyspepsia or money rcfundcd.-TTa
fSTEndorsed In writing by over fifty thousand
Leading physicians In U. 3. and Europc.-E3
Leading clergymen In U. S. and Europc.-ua
Diseases of tho blood own It ft conqueror.-ES
For salo by all leading druggist), yi.fo.-co
Tho Dr. S. A. Richmond Medical Co., Props.,
St. Joseph, Mo. (2)
Chaa. N. Crlttcnton, Agent, New York City.
Market Street and New City Hall.
"I711EAS BUOWN'S USaUKANUK
11 AuiiNiiv. Mover's now bulldlDir. Main
street, llloomsburg, l'a.
IJtna Insurance Co., ot Hartford, Conn, T,07S,4
lloyal ot Liverpool..
lAnClSuIrO ..l 1
Klre Association, 1'ulladelrhla..., . , .
London Lancashire, of Kngland..
liariiuri ui nil Hum.
Springfield Fire and Marino s,os,6S5
as tbe atreBCles are direct, policies aro written
forthe insured without any delay in we
omce at liloorasburn. Oct. ss, 'Sl.tf.
Iff. S. TINGIjKY,
0II1U8TIAN Y, KNAIT, BLOOMBllUltU.rA,
1IOMK, OF N. Y.
MKltCllANTS'. OF NKWAIIK, N. J.
CLINTON, N. V.
1'UOI'I.KH' N. V.
TbeBO old corporations aro wen seasoned by
ago and riKi TE3TKD and have never yet bad a
loss nettled by any court of law. Their ahsou
are alllnveatfid In soi.il) ssccKiruaand are liable
to tbe baiardof yiHxonly.
Loasea raourrLT and uohistlt adjusted and
paid as hooq as determined by Odxistuh Y,
KHirr, sricuL Aamr and Aujcotis moons
Tno psople of OoluaihU county should patrou
lu me Rgonoy wnere losses if any are settled
and pMd or ono ot their own oltlteiiB.
I'llOMI'TNIMS, KO.UITY, FAIR UKALINfJ,
Is now fully prepared to furutsb
SUITS MADE TO ORDER
IN THIS MARKET AT
ALSO TO FURNISH
MADE TO MEASURE, AND
As &ood Cheap
AS CAN RE HAD AT ANY
Orders taken for shirts, mauo
A great many people nre asking '
what particular troubles Brown's
Iron JIhti-rs is good for.
It will cure Heart Disease, Paral
ysis, Dropsy, Kidney Disease, Con
sumption, Dyspepsia, Rheumatism,
Neuralgia, and all similar diseases.
Its wonderful curative power is
simply because it purifies and en
riches the blood, thus beginning at
the foundation, and by building up
the system, drives out all disease.
A Lady Cured of Rheumatism.
Haltlmore, Md May j, 1880.
My health was much shattered by
Rheumatism when 1 commenced
talclns Urown's Iron Hitlers, and 1
scarcity had strength enough to at
tend to my daily household duties.
I ainnowuslnglhethirdhottleand I
am regaining strength daily, and I
cheerfully recommend It to alb
I cannot say too much In praise
of it. Mrs, Makv E. Hhashhah,
Kidney Disease Cured.
ChristlansLurg, Va., :83t.
buffering from kidney disease,
fium Men 1 Lould get no relief, I
trieil brown's Iron itittcrs, which
cured me completely. A child of
mine, rccoicrtrg from scarlet fever,
had no iippetite and did not seem to
lw alle t-je.il nt all. I gave him Iron
bitters, with the happiest results.
J. UvLU Muniacus.
Vine El., Ilarrlsburg, P.
Dec a, ie8r.
After trying diiTcrent physicians
and many remedies fr palpitation
f.f the liejrt without receiving any
bcncfitt I wus advised loUy brown's
Iron Hitters. I have used two bot
tles and rt-ver found anything that
gave u.tf so i.iuch relief.
Mrs, Je.vNia litis.
Tor the peculiar troubles to which
ladle's are subject, Brown's Iron
l!rrn:Ks Is invaluable. Try it.
Bo sure and get the Genuine.
A GREAT TEMPTATION,
Alioo Arndcil wis not n womnn ono
would soled for ft hcroino bcciiuso of
Iior perebnnUty. Slio wns neither
lnrgo nor small , slio wm bountiful, I
think (beauty is a hard thing to do-'
fino nnd limit), but It wis a beauty of
no wonderful or unusual type, and
was of that kind which grows on ono
gradually, ns his knowledge of the
possessor of it grows. Tlicro was a
wealth of sweetness and purity shin
ing up in her eyes which tears could
never wash out, and tho mouth indi
cated firmness and resolution, which
has its beginning long boforo the
night'B vigil which had left it so stern
Tlio troublo which has como to
Alice Arndeti is of no nnusital kind.
It is a sudden sorrow, of a kind which
has crushed out all of hoiio in lifo
many times in tho past, and will many
times in tho futitro as long as men
nnd maidens nre proud and wilful.
Ono may say, "Only a lover's quar
rel," but one should remember that
there aro heart tragedies in this world,
under the torture of which men and
women drag out long lives without
(hiding peace. To Alice Arnden it
seemed as though everything worth
having in life was now forever beyond
She arose from tho seat she had oc
cupied for so long, and moved Blowly
around her humble room. Sho had
not known, until sho moved, how
much she was suffering physically ;
how cold it was ; how cramped and
weary she was. There was really lit
tle to do. Her bed had not been
used ; her room was in order. Sho
had plenty of timo to preparo horself
for tho task of covering her sorrow
from the cazo of 'her friends if sho
Sho mado a firo, and into that lire
sho rcmorsoly put nil the fragments of
the paper which sho spoiled in her ef-
torts to wnto a simplo letter, long
ago, when her sorrow was new Jong
auol Lastnichtl Ilaniiiness cives
wniirs of lichtnoss to eternity (lyintr
about our being and so-called time
rather than etornity), which wo rough
ly measure and call minutes and sec
onds j but sorrow weights their noise
less tcet with lead.
. "'irrvllle, Ohio, Sept. 10, ISM.
GULD5. " limit B b n r-ubject to a bron
i hill lillcrll hi, with freipiont
r.ilit., f.n it nunili-T of yearn, I hereby ecr
til i . .i Avrit'it CiimtHV I'r.i'TiiltAl. given
in" i iniipt r II-f, ninl la tliu most ollcetlvo
ruimdy I huv" cvi r tried,
Jami:s A. Hamilton,
Editor of The Cretan!."
,,,. "Mt.flllcad.Olilo, .IitnoJG, 18M.
COUGHS, " ' l':V) U0d AVl ll'S ClllMtUV
rn-roiiAi. this spring for a so
me toucb and lung- troublo with good
e'tfect, ami I am pleased to recommend It
to any ono similarly nlfcctcd.
I'roprlclur (Hobo Hotel."
Sold by all Druggists.
y-AiNwrnaiiT e5 co.,
PS. IS, HYnUiM, OOtTBK, BUG Alt, MOHSSK
HICK, 8FICta, B1CAIIB SODA, 4C, &Q,
It, E. Corner Second and Arcb Btrt'tn,
prordera will roctlvo promptattentlon
Mr. Qeorco Fenby was next amoiif;
the actors m this littlo fragment of
Ho had Bat at his window that
morning as Alice Arnden sat at hers.
TV- 1 t l .1 T
ins winuow looKeu in tue same di
rection : from it ho saw much the
same sceno she saw. The' stars faded
out for him as well as her ; day bright
ened i tho sunlight foil across his
But ho sat thcro with a cheerful
fire near him j he was strong from
happy sleep ; his oyes wero bright
and cheerful and looked as though
tears had always been strangers to
them and his litis were smil'intr.
The icy marshes seemed to him a
type of the future. Smooth, white,
pure tho light stretching warmly
across them and with the ocean out
side standing to nun, ns to her, as a
type of eternity an eternity which ho
leit would no ono ot strength ami hap
Georgo Fenby thought of what ho
had to bo thankful for, this lovely
morning. A small fortune, enough
tor lnmselt and one other, a lair
womau and as cood as fair for his
promised wife, health, education
mentis, influence, position; it was in
deed a goodly prospect.
ihis man was strong and quick.
ood looking, if not handsome. He
ooks like a man who would not do
a wicked thing, or think it, while ho
might do a weak or foolish one. He
was a man who would bo likely to
win it wuiiiuiit) iiu.iri uuii iiuiu ie ; a
man whoso lovo a woman might prize,
and tho loss of which sho might wiso-
ly mourn. Weak enough to ho
m!m, ho was strong enough to bo hard
iu win irom me mu wiucu una once
Thero was a happy smile on his
faco as ho heard his littlo brother
knock at tho door, and ho answered
"Como in" in a cheery voice.
"lleros a letter lor von Uooriro. '
"Thank you." said George, as ho
'Yon aro welcome. By the hand
writing on tho envelopo I judge tho
messago will bo a pleasant one.''
And tho hoy left the room.
A pleasant messago! Tho smilo
deepened on tho man's faco ns ho lov.
ingly handled the letter a littlo time
beloro ho opened it. A pleasant mcs
iheso were tho words ho read:
"Mr. Georgo Fenby I will not con
sent to bo nny longer a hinderer re
gardmg your 'higher ambition,
never wish to speak with you again in
uu my mu. a give you oacn your
oo iur. t'oniiys morning gilt was
the gift of his freedom. What should
ho do with it 7 His cheeks and lips
grow cold and white at tho thought..
Merciful heaven 1 What could ho do
Tho sky seemed darkened, tho
earth seemed droary and desolate.
Georgo Fenby and Alico Arnden, a
bare quarter of a milo apart, could not
have ueen more widely separated had
an ocean stretched between them.
And each looked on tho paino. laudi
scape, and saw it alike nt last.
1110 village ot iiiarsnani was a
small one, and most of it was farther
irom the ocean than wero tho two
nouses at the windows ot which wo
have seen two unhappy persons.
it was a relict to both Ueorgo and
Alico that tlicro was service in the lit-,
tic church that morning, and every
body would bo looked for there
Secret sorrow finds a certain abate
ment of its itensity iu tho effort of
appearing unconcerned. Then thcro
is a inqurpful pleasure in seeing what
ono lias lost.
In a place no larger than Marsham
every one kuows everybody else.
Every ono knows tho business of
everybody clso in soino dogree, or
thiuks so, and Bays so. So our two
friends wero known, and their rola
lions to each other wero known also
A.,,1 or. nnn.l,, I . ,, .1 .1..,.. ..1 1 .1. . !..
i 4IIIU pu liueii lines ntuv lliuvutl VIIL'll
'I l ...1.. ! " ' i, f i -
i;iiib mill wiicu nei viuo wits HlllhllCd
nearly all their friends had concluded
thayheir engagement was over, and
many wero speculating as to tho rca-
son tor It.
Balph Warden was too Bhrcwd a
man not to bco what overy ono eiso
saw. ilo said nut littlo about, as ho
toko to ono mid anothor, after
lurch, but ho was deeply interested
and vory much puzzled. Tho timo.
ad been when tho gossips had con
nected I lis uaino with, that of Alico
Arnden, and thero were those who
had shaken their heads when it be
oatno, evident that bIio had been won
by Georgo i onby instead of Ilalph.
Ualph had never spoken to Alico of
love, nnd wc will respect his reserve.
What bo cared for her may remain a
George Fenby walked homo alone.
Ilalph Warden camo tho samo road,
but a quarter of a milo behind him.
Soma distance out of tho villago
Kalph suddenly canto upon two pa
ters, resting by the side ot tho road.
They had been most likely pulled
from the pocket of tho owner in re
moving his pocket handkerchief. The
smaller paper had blown apart, it lay
upon mo oiuor, aim its contents were
so brief that Ilalph had read it before
ho had taken it into his hand, and be
fore ho was aware of what ho was
doing. Wo have seen tho paper bo-i
fore. It was the letter in which Alico.
Arnden had dismissed George Fenby.
ilalph Warden stood lor a long
timo with tho letter in his hand.
"I've read it once ; it can do no,
harm to read it again," ho Baid.
ind ho read it again not once
merely, but a dozen times. It seemed
as if ho was trying to draw something
from the bit of paper which ho did
not find there.
After a whilo he stooped and picked
up tho other paper, a long, folded doc
ument, but ch' action was merely a
mechanical one. Ho did not open it
to sec what it was, but with, his head
bent forward on his breast, and with
very gravo faco lie went on Ins way.
Ho walked moro slowly than before ;
sometimes stopped, and ho talked
to himself from time to time.
"If this is final," ho commenced
aloud and then relapsed into silenoo.
" 'A hinderer." '
"Then, after standing and thinking
for awhile, ho went on ; "She never
was that to him. And sho never was
moody and self distrustful."
lie thought lor .many minutes now.
"I don't understand what she means
by his 'higher ambition.' His highest
ambition lately has been to win her.
It has cost her a groat deal to give
him up any ono cm sco that with
half an eye. And his freedom is not
welcome to him ; ho neither wanted
it nor expected it."
The noonday sun was shining and
making everything pleasant. There
was a glow iu mo winiry air wnicn
seemed to have a promise of summer
Ho seated himself at his table, plac
ed Alice Arnden's letter upon it, and
read it again. Then tor tno hrst time
to looked at tho other which ho had
picked up. He turned it over and
saw at once what it was a deed from
Bertram Kingsloy, conveying certain
ands and buildings to Ueorgo Fen
suddenly he stood still, and a hot,
fierce flush crept into his faco.
nt i . i- . . . i
"i wonuor 11 it, is iruo mat ncans
aro ever 'caught in tne rebound,' as
they sometimes say they are? I
And he clenched his hands and hur
ried on his way.
lie did not stop again until he
reached his home, whoro his mother
and sister wero waiting for him, nor
did ho think ms thoughts aloud any
more. With a few words of greeting
and a few moro of oxcuso, ho put his
mother and sister asido for the present
aim went up to ins own room.
iJown went his head upon his hands
on tho tabic tno winter sunshine
shono that day on no nobler head
and from his lips camo those words of
which frail humanity has deepest
need "Lead us not into temptation."
He thought it all out. Bertram
Kingsley owned tho finest placo in all,
Marsham, or had until tho deed was
mado which conveyed it to Georgo
Fenby. Estella Kingsley, tho daugh
ter of Bertram, was a beauty and
something of a flirt.
More than ono lady of Marsham
had quarreled with her lover on Es
tella Kingsley's account. And last
night thero had been a littlo gathering
of tho young peoplo in tho church,
and circumstances had' done their
worst, seemingly. In tho first place,
George Fenby camo with listclla
Kingsley. The meeting was not of a
character to make it unkind for him
to leavo his promised wife to como
with her father, as sho had, but his
coming with Miss Kingsley had been
noticed by several. With tho deed
before him, Ualph Warden had no
difficulty in deciding why Georgo had
been at jur. lungsioy s, ami cotiso
qiicntly why ho had como as ho had.
Ralph was well acquainted with a
young man living where the Kings
leys had formerly resided, anil through
bun no know ot tno engagement ot
Miss Kingsley to a gentleman living
there, no had known this lor a long
time, and knowing this had thought
littlo ot events which might other
wise havo very deeply affected him
last night, lor instance, a laughing
group ol gentleman had spoken ot
jUiss lungloy. Uuo had said :
is a beauty and an heiress
wins her will havo a beautiful home,
Tho Kingsley estato is the finest
evolve tho truth (as sho belioved the
truth to bo) from what bIio had heard.
When a human idol falls from th6
nlaco it has filled in the heart, not the
leait of tho pain comes from what wc
see, or believo wo see, of its unwortlii
noss To find our gold but gilded
clay is a sorrowful thing. So ho sat
thero and pitied Alico Arnden for the
faith in man which sho had lost, ns
well as for tho man himself who had
been put from her. With what pain
beyond that which would como to her
from a belief that her lover would
think and do what his words seemed
to imply, must she faco tho added
shaino of his stooping to toll it ; nay,
more, to boast of it.
Kalph raised his head. The timo
had not been long since ho sat down to
think. But hc knew it all. Two
proud and obstinate young creatures
had been parted by fate. And ho mut
tored with white compressed lips, "I
alone understand it all. I alone, of all
the world, can set it right. What a
Wo will not seek to follow his
thoughts. What a man docs should bo
tho basis of our judgement, not what
he would do. If he thought of tho
curative effects of timo on suffering
hearts, wo can forgive him ; if a pos
sible future, in which a happy homo
of his own was tho central figure, rose
up to meet him, two can do no less
than pity him.
If she only had the slightest reason
for what sho had dono but sho had
none. If Georgo Fenby was really a
scoundrel but he is truly a noblo
The band of sunsnino rested on his1
head like a golden crown. His face,
was almost glorified as ho raised it to
tho light again. And surely tho an
gels mado a record of a second gift
that day coining to the lot of those
whoso lives fall for a little time with
in tho lino of our story, when ho said
aloud : "I will do right. Alico Arn
den shall havo her lover back again."
Eveniug sorvioo at tho littlo church
was over. Ralph Warden stood on
tho steps as tho congregation came
out. Ilo looked happy.
It it bo true that "coming events
cast their shadows before," and that
"virtue is its own roward,' ho was
happy. Ho spoko cheerfully to this
ono and that one as they jiassed. Ho
did not look like a conspirator. Ono
would not havo dreamed that he had
mado a plan which for audacity would
find few rivals, whilo for simplicity it
might find fewer.
"It's better to havo it over as soon
as possible," ho said to himself ; bet
ter for thera and me."
Alico Arnden was passing him. Ho
"Will you como for a little drive
with me, Miss Arnden ? the night is
perfect, and you look as if fresh air
would do you good."
She accepted at once, noping, as
she did so, that Georgo Fenby would
seo her. ilo was not thero to see,
however, and Ilalph had taken good
care to know that. lie was already
half way home.
But Miss Arnden wa3 in no mood to
refuse. Sho was in reckless temper,
and Kalph Warden had counted on
that. Ono desirous of widening tho
breach between Alico and George
would havo found it an easy task to
make a beginning that night.
Ralph Warden s lips moved slowly
as he seated himself besido Alice, but
wo will not try to determino what ho
said to himself in that crisis in more
lives than one.
"1 ndmiro your coat and hat,"
claimed ualph, "though tho saying
may be as much a compliment to my
sister s as to your own taste.
"Very nearly ; but no quite. But 1
didn't know you ever noticed that your
lady iriends wear.
"I don t very often. 1 did to-dav
Would tho masculine cyo detect the
"I think not. But it is a pity to talk
of dress on such a night as this. What
a strong and hopef ul sermon wo had
"Yes," said Ralph.
i hoy mado a turn in tho road, and
thero was Georgo himself only a few
yards ahead. Alice put down her veil
at onco. Surely fate was at the side
of Ralph Warden's plans that night.
"You said something Inst night
abovo your ambition to bo master of
that estate. Do you remember what it
"Yes, I think I do, Something boast
ful, was it not t"
Georgo Fenby was beginning to
understand dimly why ho had received
the letter ho had.
"Worse than that. Did you over
think that ono overbearing it might
think you meant to marry Miss Kings
"Never until now. Oh, what havo I
"No matter. Did you over intent to
marry her t Not a word of objection.
You've been led into answering too
much already to stop now. I demand
au nnswer, George, did you t"
Tho eyes of the two men met. In
Ralph's thero was tho determination
to know, and perhaps, something more.
In George Fenby's there was surprise
which changed to satisfaction and
indignation, which gradually faded
"Never, on my honor l" he answer
ed. Ralph Warden stopped tho horse.
They had driven far to the South, bad
now tu rued back toward tho villago
again. In front of them was tho lovel
sweep of frozen marsh, but further on
was the peaceful villago with its light
ed windows, and with its range of
sheltering, wooded hills bohind it.
On tho right was the sea, calm and
bright. Ho stepped into tho road and
placed the reins in Georgo Fenby's un
"Bring tho horso home when it is all
right," ho said, "but take all tho timo
you wish. Here is another paper of
yours which I found this morning. Bo
thankful to-night that so meddlcsomo a
man found it. Alico Arnden and Georgo
1' enby, I give you back your future
and my blessing I"
ilo spoke to tho horso and obedient
to his word, it dashed down tho road
and left him alone.
There is no more need of following
tho lovers, to be suro that all camo
right, than there is of following the
rushing mountain stream to bo suro it
finds tho sea.
A Terrible Duel.
A letter to tho Now York dated
Camp Rio Pecos, New Mexico, says :
Gus Davis, of Philadelphia, came hero
somo months ago, and was engaged as
a cattle herder by Mr. John Shure, a
wealthy stock owner. Davis soon
showed himself to be a useful man, and
gained tho esteem of his employer and
tho navy of tho other herders. In less
than three mouths he had resisted so
many temptations to quarrel with his
Mexican associates that he was nick-
named "The Northern Coward."
Ono morning while Davis was on
duty looking after his cattle, Jesus
Uarcta, a Mexican, saluted him as
usual, with "Good-morning, Northern
Human endurance has its limit, and
Mr. Davis thought ho had been insult
ed long enough. The .Mexican was at
first surprised at tho stand taken by
tho Philadelphia!!, but word brought
on words, until each determined that
tho other must die.
Tho quarrel soon brought all the
neighboring cowboys to tho spot. The
mode of combat was speedily arrang
ed. A chain thirty inches long was se
curely locked about their necks. A
Mexican dagger, two-edged knifo six
inches long, was given to each of the
duelists. Tho obliging cowboys then
lowered tho men into a dog canon a
descent of soventy-fivo feet. Thero
thoy remain until ono killed the other.
A key to tho lock wns given to each,
and no ono was allowed to interfere
further. Tho rest of tho cowboys then
went to work, as if nothing unusual had
For some days nothing was known
as to tho result of tho encounter. Late
ly, however, Davis, very weak
and emaciated, returned to camp, drag-
mg after lmu tho lifeless body of
The story Mr. Davis tells is as fol
lows : "Tho fight began as soon as we
reached the bottom of tho canon. Do
ing locked together, each was always
"Get in, Georgo ; I won't take a re- within reach of the other's knifo. After
. . . . . i i .. i z i . ii.. r
lnsal. buuii UU11UU1.SUUH as inu iuw mum-
"Who is with vout Your sis- cuts during our descent permitted, I
ter V decided that unless tho first blow was
"Yes." said Raluh with a promnt- fatal, tho chances wero decidedly in
favor of tho nartv assailed. I accord
doned. "Sit on this side." said Ralnb. ingly allowed the Mexican to striko
as George got in ; "I will sit betweeu tho first blow. He plunged his knifo
vou. Tho nitsht is beautiful isn t into my side. As soon as 1 found hiB
a , . -
"Very beautiful I"
"Very boautiful 1" laid George,
who really had no thought of it bo
"You needn't go homo at onco. I will
turn here, and we will drive over to
ward tho shore."
Ho had turned his horse down tho
road leading in that direction beforo
tho other companions could say a word.
1 ho two lovers wero gazing upon tho
nrm thus stretched forward, I cut tho
muscles of the right near tho shoulder.
Immediately his knife dropped. Whilo
he wns stooping to pick his knifo, I
sent my blado into his body from tho
back. Beforo I could striko again ho
had picked up his knifo and cut tho
cords of my arms, so as to render them
"Hero wo both stood for a few sec
onds, when I discovered that his heart
had been reached. His body soon fell
scene.they had looked upon iu the morn. n tho death struggle to tho ground.
mg. The moonlight may havo harsh- ouaiu wasso snort mat. na orougiu
uess of it n little, but not the man on his
right. And ho thought grimly of him
self as tho imago of fate fate, with
the destiny of two human beings in his
mu down with him. In a few minutes
ho was dead. I was so weak from loss
of blood that 1 lay down by his side.
Wo lay tlicro for live days and nights,
until hunger drovo mo to make u last
effort. 1 climbed the steep inolinu of
. . .
"Now, overy gentleman in thq
group know tho lungsioy estate was
lor salo and every ono counted at its
true valuo tho answer Georgo Fenbv
had mado. indeed, Ins devotion to
Alico Arnden was so absolute and
complete that no one, Bavo her modest
self, would havo ever doubted it for u
"It's my highest ambition to bo tho
master of that estato,'1 laughed
George, "and I havo mado nn oHer
which I think will bo accepted. I am
to havo an answer to-night. If I suo
eecd. I shall be sunremelv linnnv. If
not why, I will do ns other men havo
done failing of what I want I will
take what I can get.
Ralph could not romcinber where
Alico Arnden had been when theso in
uocent words hud spoken, That sho
had been near enough to hear them
was evidenced by her letter which was
Ho could only dimly imagine how
sho must havo Buttered in trying to
T fi-.iiiwl n lii.ijii nt vmiru tltiu liinfn
il: "Sho ing,.1 said Ralph, slowly, "and hero it tJ,e waUs of tl canon and
Whoover i8. I could hardly help seeing what it tho camp, carrying Garcia
1,1 lim.io T ..1. .. . lilll'lf "
was. i cougraiuiaio you on your uar
gain. You have bought tho finest estate
about here, George. It is remarkably
cheap at tho price. I believe the deed-
was signed last evening T
"Mr. Kingsley had not fully deoi-
dod to sell it until then, had ho I"
"lot fully. Ho told me his daugh
ter might decide to want it herself
when sho is married. Mr. Kingsly
will, of course, give her a huudsomu
residenco Bomowhere, when that event
takes place, for Mr. Jones, who is to
marry her, his no fortune of his
"It has been your highest ambition
to his own that estate, hasn't it r
Tho statement that ono of Anna
Dickinson's slippers was found iu tho
hulk of Noah's ark, which has been
discovered on Mount Ararat, is said lo
bo a liasu fabrication.
Talifiage, the acrobatic Gospeller,
has commenced saying nice thinirs
about the newspapers. It is evident
ho is contemplating his latter end. and
wishes to appear well iu tho obituary
notices.--N. Y. World.
"You ought to bo BUpremoly happy.
You said last night that you would bo
when you owned that placo."
A tramp reached into tho pantry
window of nn oufof-town house tlio
other night and tried to steal a pound
of butter, but it was so strontr It draw
"Certainly, I wanted tho finest nlacu hlm il1 whistled for tho dog. Tho
hero." tramp vows ho will never tackl
more country butter.
Mis. Homespun, who has u terrible
timo ovory morning to get her young
brood out of ihnlr boils, hiivh uIiii imhi.
TIlO illlSWer WnSsllOrt. Ralph COllld not imilm-Ktnn.1 u liv nliil.lr n ..nll.,,1
feel tho strong man's arm on his right tho rising goneratioii.
tremble in spito of his efforts to con.
trol himself, and ho knew that tho A melancholy reflection. Tlio ton
woman on hiB left was crying soft-1 of a bald head in a looking glass.