The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, September 22, 1894, Image 10

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Years nfter Unit first morning Marion
caught ln'iKi'lf shuddering at tho
tlionght that c;nuo to her whew ehv saw
Lali hovering on tlio bridge Whatever
ilaritm'a faults were, sho had a fine ilia
liko of anything that twmcd unfair.
Sho had not ridden to hounds for noth
ing. She had at heart tin? yporliuuu'ri
instilict. It was upon this bitsis indeed
thut Richard appealed to her in tho first
trying days of Lali's lifo among
To opposo yoiu' will to Marion on tho
basis of HUperior knowledge was only to
turu her into u rubel, and a very etfect
i' o rebel shu made, for sho had a pretty
gift at the retort courteous, and sho
eoirtd take as nirteh and as well as sho
gave. Slie rebelled at first at assisting
in Lali's education, though by llts and
Btarts she, would teach her Jinglish
rds and help Iter to form long neu
Jsuoes and was on tho whole quiui pa
)leni. But Lali's real instructors were
jlrs. Armour ami Kiohard; hex best,
Tho first few days she made but little
progress, for everything w;is strange to
her, and things made her giddy tho
Fen-ants, the formal routine, tho hand
some furnishings, Marion's music, tho
great house, tho many precise personal
duties set for her to bo got through at
stated times and Mrs. Armour's rather
grand manner. But there was the relief
to this, else the girl had pined terribly
for her nativo woods and prairies. This
was the park, tho deer, tho lake, tho
hares and birds. .Whilo she sat saying
over nftor Mrs. Armour words and
phrases iu English or was being showu
how sho must put on and wear tho
sashes which a driiismaker from Regent
street had been brought to make, hor
eyos would wander dreamily to tho
trees, and tho lake, and tho grass. They
soon discovered that she would pay no
attention and was straightway difficult
to teach if sho was not placod where sho
could look out on tho park. They had
no choice, for though her nssistauco was
never active it was nevertheless effect
ive. Presently she got on very swiftly
with Richard, for he, with instinct
worthy of a woman, turned their les
sons upon her own (touutry and Frank.
This cost him something, but it had its
reward. There was no moreJistlessness.
Previously Frank's name had scarcely
been spoken to lier. Mrs. Armour would
havo hours of hesitation and impotent
regret beforo sho brought herself to
speak of her son to his Indian wife.
I Marion tried to do it a few times and
I failed Tho general did it with rather
; a forced voice and manner, becauso ho
saw that his wife was very tender upon
tho point. But liichard, who never
knew self consciousness, spoko freely of
Frank when ho spoko at all, and it was
Boeing Lali's eyes brighten and her look
earnestly fixed on him when ho chanced
to mention Frank's name that determin
ed him on his new method of instruc
tion. It had its dangers, but he had cal
culated them all. Tho girl must bo edu
cated at all costs. Tho sooner that oc
curred the soouer would she see her own
position and try to adapt herself to her
responsibilities and faco tho real stato
of her husband's attitude toward her.
He succeeded admirably. Striving
to tell him about her past lifo and
ready to talk endlessly about her hus
band, of his prowess in tho hunt, of his
strength anil beauty, sho also strove to
find English words for the purpose, and
Richard supplied them with uncommon
willingness. Ho humored her so far as
to learn many Indian words and phrases,
but ho was chary of his use of them smd
tried hard to niako her appreciative of
her new lifo and surroundings. Ho
watched her waking slowing to an un
derstanding of tho lifo and of all that
it involved. It gave him a kind of fear,
too, becauso sho was sensitive, nnd
there was tho possiblo dauger of her
growing disheartened or desperate and
doing somo mad thing in the hour that
sho wakened to tho secret behind her
Ilis apprehensions were not without
cause, for slowly there came into Lali's
mind tho element of comparison. Sho
became conscious of it one day when
somo neighboring people called at Orey
bope. Mrs. Armour, in her sense of
duty, which sho had rigidly set before
her, introduced Lali into the drawing
room. Tho visitors veiled their curiosi
ty and said somo pleasant casual things
to the young wife, bnt she saw tho half
enrions, lulf furtivo glances, she caught
n sidelong glunco nnd sinilu, and when
they wero gone she took to looking at
herself in a mirror, a thing sho could
scarcelv bo persuaded to do beforo. Sho
saw tho difference between her carriage
and others', her manner of wearing her
clothes and others', lit complexion and
theirs. Sho exaggerated the difference.
Sho brooded on it. Now she sat down
cast and timid and hunted in faco as
tho first evening sho came, Now sho
Appeared rcstltas and excited.
If Mrs. Armour was not exactly sym
pntlmtio with hor, sho was quiet ami
forbearing, and General Armour, liko
Richard, tried to draw her out but not
on the same subjects. Ho dwelt upon
What she did tho walks sho took in
the park thoso hours iu the afternoon
when, wfth Mackenzie or Colvin, she
vanished into tho beechos, making
trinnds with tho birds and doer and
pwans. But most of all she loved to go
to tho stable. Sho was, however, asked
Dot to go unless Richard or General Ar
mour was with her.- Sho loved beanos,
Md these wore a wonder to hor. She
had never known any but the wild un
1 groomed Indian pooy ou which she had
ridden in every fashiou and over every
kiDd of country. Airs. Armour scut lor
u riding master and had riding costumes
tnado for her. It was intended that she
should ride every day as soon as sho
seemed sufficiently praseu table. This
did not appear so very far off, for sho
. improved daily in appearance. Her hair
was growing finer and was made up in
the modest prevailing fashion. Her
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climate and subject to tho utmost care,
was smoother and fairer. Hor feet, in
cased iu fine, well made boots, looked
much smaller, her waist was shaped to
fashion, and sho was very straight and
lissom. So many thiugs she did jarred
on her relatives that thoy were not fully
aware of tho great improvement in her
appearance. Even Richard admitted her
trying at times.
Marion went up to town to stay with
Mrs. Townley, and there had to faco a
good deal of curiosity. I'eoplo looked
at her sometimes as if it was sho and
not Lali that was an Indian. But sho
carried things off bravely enough and
answered thoso kind inquiries which
one's friends muko when wo are in em
barrassing situations with unswers so
calm and plexsant that people did not
know what to think.
"Yes, "she said in reply to Lady
Balwood, "her sister-in-law might bo
iu town later in the year, perhaps be
foro tho s T.S011 was over. Sho could not
tell. She was tired after her long voy
age, and sho preferred tho quiet of Grey
hope. Sho was fond of riding and coun
try life, bnt still sho would eomo to
town for a time," and so on. )
"Ah, dear me, how charming! And
doesn't sho resent her husband's ab
sence during the honeymoon, or did
the honeymoon occur beforo she camo
over to England?" And Lady Balwood
tried to say it all playfully, and cer
tainly said it somewhat loudly. Sho
had daughters.
But Mariou was perfectly prepared.
Her face did not change expression.
" Ves, tliey had had their honeymoon
on tho prairies. Frank was so fascinat
ed with tho lifo and the people. Ha had
not come homo at onco because ho was
making sho did not know how great a
fortuno over there in investments, and
so Mrs. Armour camo on beforo him,
and, of course, so soon as ho could get
away from his business he would follow
his wife. "
And though Marion smiled her heart
was very hot, and sho could havo slain
Lady Balwood in her tracks. Lady Bal
wood tlieii nodded a little patronizingly
and Kibbled that "sho hoped so much
to see Mrs. Francis Armour. Sho must
bo so very interesting, tho papers said
so much about her. "
Now, whilo this conversation was go
ing on eomo ono stood not far behind
Marion who seemed much interested
iu her and what she said But Marion
did not seo this person. Sho was startled
presently, however, to hear a strong
voico ay softly over her shoulder,
"What a charming woman Lady Bal
wood is! And so ingenuous. "
She was grateful, tremulous, proud
Why had he, Captain Vidall, kept out
of tho way all these weeks jufit when
sho needed him most, just when ho
should havo played the part of a man?
Then sho was feoliug twinges at tho
heart too. Sho had seeu Lady Agnes
Martliug tbat afternoon and had no
ticed how tho news had worn ou her.
She felt how much better it had been had
Frank eomo quietly homo and married
her, instead of doing tho wild, scan
dalous thing that was making so many
heartburnings. A few minutes ago sho
had longed for a chance to say some
thing dclioateJy acid to Lady Haldwoll,
once Julia Sherwood, who was there.
Now thero was a chance to givo hor
bitter spirit tongue. Sho was glad, sho
dared not think how glad, to hear that
voice again, but sho was angry, too, and
he should suffer for it, tho nioro so be
causo sho recognized in tho tono and
afterward in his faco that he was still
ab.sorbingly interested in her. There
was a littio buret of thanksgiving in
her heart, and then sho prepared a very
notable commiuation strvico in her
This meeting had been deftly ar
ranged by Mrs. Townley, with tho help
of Edward Lambert, who now held her
lingers with a kind of vanity of posses
sion whenever ho batlo her good by or
met her. Captain Vidall had, in fact,
been out of tho country, had only been
back a week and had only heard of
Frank Armour's mesalliance from Lam
bert at an "at homo" 48 hours beforo.
Mrs. Townley guessed what was really
at tho bottom of Marion's occasional
bitterness, and piecing together many
littio things dropped casually by her
friend had come to the conclusion that
tho happiness of two peoplo was at stake,
When Marion shook hands with Cup
tain Vidall, sho had herself exceedingly
well under control. Sho looked at him
iu slight surprise and casually remark
ed that they had not chanced to moot
lately in tho rnn of small and earlioa.
Sho uppoi:red to bo unconscious that ho
hud been out of tho country, and also
tbat sho had been till very recently in
deed at Greyhope. Ho hastened to as
sure her that ho hud been away and to
lay siego to this unexpected barrier.
Ho knew all about Frank's affair, and
though it troubled him ho did not soo
why it should make any difference in
his regard for Frank's sister. Fastidious
as ho was in all thiugs, ho wuh fas
tidiously deferential. Not an exqnisito,
ho hud nil that vanity as to appoar-
unoo ho usual with tho military
man. Himself of tho most perfect tem
per and sweetness of manner und con
duct, tho unusual disturbed him. Not
possessed of a vivfj imagination, ho
could scarcely conjure up this Indian
brido at Greyhopo.
But face to faco with Marion Armour
ho saw what troubled her, und ho do
tormiued that ho would not meet her
irouy with irony, her assumed indiffer
ence with indiirerenco. He had learned
ono of the most important lessons of lifo
never to qnurrol with a woman.
Whoever has so far erred has been fool
ish indeed. It is the worst of polity, to
say nothing of its being the worst of
art, and lifo should never bo without
art. It is absurd to be perfectly natural
Anything, unybody, can bo that Well,
Captain Hunio Vidall was something of
on artist, more, . however, in principle
than by tompirament. Ho refused to
recognize tiii rather niajicious adroit
ness wiUibJcJi Marion turned his re-
mark again upon hiaiself, twisted out
of all npmblanee. ' Ho was very patient.
Ho inquired quietly, and as if houestly
interested, about Frank and said be
causo ho thought it safest as well as
most reasonable that naturally they
must havo been surprised ut his marry
ing a native, but ho himself bad seen
somo such marriages turu out very well
in Japan, India, tho South Sea islands
and Canada. Ho assumed that Marion's
sister-in-law was beautiful and then
disarmed Marion by saying that he
thought of going down to Greyhopo im
mediately to call on General Armour
and Mrs. Armour and wondered if sho
was going back before the cud of the
Quick as Marion was, this' was said
so quicfly that she did not quite see the
drift of it. Sho had intended staying in
London to tho end of the season, not be
causo she enjoyud it, but because sho
was determined to faco Frank's mar
riage at every quarter and have it over,
ouce for all, so far as herself was con
cerned But now, taken slightly aback,
she said, almost without thinking, that
sho would probably go back soon sho
was not quite sure but certainly her
father and mother would bo glad to see
Captain Vidall at any timo.
Then, without any apparent relevan
cy, he asked her if Mrs. Frank Armour
still wore her Indian costume. In any
ono else tho question had seemed imper
tinent. In hiiu it had a touch of confi
dence, of the privilego of closo friend
ship. Thou ho said, with a meditative
look and a very calm retrospective voice,
that ho was onco very much in love
vith a nativo girl iu India and might
havo becomo permanently devoted to
Ik r wero it not for tho accident of his
being ordered back to England sununa
rilv. This was a pieco of news which cut
two ways. In tho first place, it lessened
tho extraordinary character of Frank's
marriage, and it roused in her an im
mediate curiosity, which a woman al
ways feels in tho past "affairs" of her
lover, or possiblo lover. idall did not
tako pains to impress her with tho fact
that tho matter occurred when ho was
almost a boy, and it was when her
earnest inquisition had drawn from
him, bit by bit, tho circumstances of
tho case, and she had forgotten many
parts of her commiuation service and to
preserve, an effective neutrality in tone,
that, sho became awaro ho was speaking
ancient history. Thou it was too lato to
draw back.
They had threaded their way through
tho crowd into tho conservatory,
they wero quite alone, and there, with
only a littio pyramid of hydrangeas be
tween them, which sho could not help
but notice chimod well with the color
of her dress, he dropped' his voico a lit
tio lower and then suddenly said, his
eyes hard on her, "I want your permis
sion to go to Greyhope. "
Tho tone drew her eyes hastily to Ins,
and seeing she dropped them again.
Vidall had a strong will, and, what is
of moro consequence, a peculiarly at
tractive voice. It had a vibration which
niado somo of his words organliko iu
sound. Sho felt tho influence of it. Sho
said, a littio faintly, her fingers toying
with a hydraDgea: "I am afraid I do
not understand There is no reason why
yon should not go to Greyhopo without
my permission."
"I cannot go without it," ho persist
ed. "I am waiting for my commission
from you."
Sho dropped her baud from the flower
with a littio impatient motion. Sho
was tired; her head ached; sho wanted
to bo alono. "Why are you enigmat
ical':'" sho said, then quickly: "I wish I
knew what is in your mind. You play
with words so. "
Sho scarcely kirew what sho said. A
woniau who loves a man very much ia
not quick to tako in tho absoluto dec-
She looked t herself uijnln.
laratiou of that man's lovo on tho in
stunt. It is too wonderful for her. Ho
felt his cheek flush with hers; ho drew
her look again to him. "Marion, Ma
rion!" he said. That was all.
"Oh, hush! Somo ono is coming,"
was her quick, throbbing reply. When
they parted a IfTvlf hour later, ho said to
her, "Will yon givo me my commission
to go to Greyhope'?"
"Oh, no, 1 cannot, " sho said very
gravely, "but eomo to Greyhope wheu
I go back."
"And when will that be?" ho said,
smiling, yet a littio ruefully too.
"Oh, ask Mrs. Towuley, " sho replied.
"She is coming also."
.Marion knew what that commission
to go to Greyhopo meant. But she d
termiued tiiat ho should sec Lali first
beforo anything irrevocable was done.
She still looked upon Frank's niarriago
as a scandal. Well, Captain Vidall
should faco it in all its crndeness. So
in a week or less Mariou and Mrs.
Townley were in Greyhope.
Two months had gone sinco Lali ar
rived iu England, and yet no letter had
oomo to hor or to any of them from
Frank. Frank's solicitor in London had
written him fully of her arrival, and he
had had a reply, with further instruc
tions regarding money to be placed to
Goneral Armour's credit for tho benefit
of his wife. Lali, as sho bocumo Eu
ropean i'ed, also awoko to tho forms nnd
ceremonies of her new lifo. Sho had
overheard Frank's father and mother
wondering, and fretting as thoy won
dered, why thoy had not received any
word from him. General Armour had
even called him a scoundrel, which Rent
Frank's mother into team. Thon Lali
had questioned Mackenzie nnd Colvan,
for she had increasing shrewdness, and
she began to feel her actual position.
Sho resented Genorul Armour's impu
tation, but in her heart Bbo began to
pine and wonder. At times, too, sho
wan fitful and' was not to be drawn out.
JJttt she went on improving ja poraoual
Iff wft
appearanco and manner and iu learning
tho English laugingo. Mrs. Towuley's
appearance marked a ch:uigo in her.
When they met, sho suddenly stood still
and trembled. When Mrs. TownlcJ
cameto her and took her hand nnd kiss
ed her, she and then caught
her about the Fhouldora lightly, but was
silont After a littj she said, "Como
eomo to my wigwam and talk with
Sho said it with a strange littio smilo,
for no?,' sho recognized that tho word
wigwiun was not to bo used in her new
lifo. ButMrs. Townley whispered, "Ask
Marion to como too. "
Lali hesitated and then said a littio
maliciously, "Mariou, will you como to
my wigwam?"
Marion ran to her, caught lrnr about
tho waiHt and replied gayly; "Yea, wo
will h.tvo a powwow. Is that right is
powwow right?"
Tho Indian girl shook her head with
a pretty vagueness and vanished with
them. General Armour walked up and
dowu tho room briskly, thon turned
on his wifo and said: "Wife, it was a
brutal thing. Frank doesn't deserve to
be tho father of her child."
But Lali had moods singular moods.
Sho indulged in ono fliree days af tor tho
nrrival of Marion nnd Mrs. Townley.
Sho had learned to rido with tho side
saddle and wore her riding dress admi
rably. Nowhoro did sho show to bettor
advantago. Sho had taken to riding uow
with General Armour on tho country
roads. On this day Captain Vidall was
expected, ho having written to ask that
ho might come. What trouble Lali had
with ono of tho servants thut morning
Was never thoroughly explained, but
certain it is sho camo to havo a crudo
notion of why Frank Armour married
hor. Tho 6rrvaut was dismissed duly,
but that was after tho contretemps.
It was lato afteruoon. Everybody
had been busy, becauso ouo or two other
guests wero expected besides Captain
Vidall. Lali had kept to herself, send
ing word through Richard that sho
would not "bo English, "as she vaguely
put it, thnt day. Sho had sent Macken
zie on somo mission. Sho sat on tho
floor of her room as sho used to sit ou
the ground in hor father's lodge. Her
head was bowed iu her bauds, and her
arms rested ou her knees. Her body
swayed to and fro. Presently all motion
ceased. She becauio perfectly still. She
looked beforo her, as if studying some
thing." Her eyes immediately flashed. She
roso quickly to her feet, went to her
wardrobe and took out her Indian cos
tumo and blanket, with which sho
could never by induced to part. Al
niott feverishly sho touk off tho clothes
sho wore and hastily threw them from
her; thou sho put ou tho buckskin clothes
in which sho had journeyed to England,
drew down her hair as she used to wear
it, fastened round her waist n long red
sash which had been given her by n gov
ernor of tho Hudson's Bay company
when ho had visited hor father s coun
try, threw her blanket round hor shotd
tiers and then eyed herself in tho great
mirror in tho room. What she saw evi
dently did not please her perfectly, for
sho stretched out her bauds und looked
at them. She shook her haad at herself
and put her hand to her cheeks and
pinched them they wero not so brown
as they onco wore then thrust out her
foot. Sho drew it back quickly in dis
Immediately sho caught tho fashion
nblo slippers from her feet nnd threw
them among tho discarded garments.
Sho looked at herself again. Still sho
was not satisfied, but sho threw up her
arms, as with a senso of pleasure nnd
freedom, nnd laughed at herself. Sho
pushed out her mocoasincd foot, tapped
tho floor with it, nodded toward it and
said n word or two iu her own lan
guago. Sho heard somo ouo iu the next
room, possibly Mackenzie. Sho stepped
to tho door lending into tho hall, open
rd it, went out, traveled its length, ran
down a back hallway out into tho park
toward tho Ftables, her blanket, as her
hair, flying behind her.
Sho entered tho stables, niado for a
horse that sho had ridden much, put u
bridlo ou him, led him out boforo any
one had soon her, nnd catching him by
tho mano suddenly threw herself on him
at a bound, and giving him a tap with
a short whip sho had caught up in tho
stable headed him for tho main aveiiuo
und tho opeu road. Then a stablemau
saw her und ran after, but ho might as
wull havo tried to follow tho wind. Ho
forthwith proceeded to saddlo another
horse. Boulter also saw hor as sho
passed the house, and running in told
Mrs. Armour and tho general. They
both ran to tho window and saw dash
ing dowu tho avenuo a picture out of
Fonimoro Cooper a saddleless horse,
with a rider whoso fingers merely touch
ed tho bridlo riding as on a journey of
life and death. .
"My God, it's Lali ! Slin'smad! sho's
mad! She is striking that horse! It will
bolt! It will kill her!" said tho general.
Then ho rushed for a lion o to follow
her. Mrs. Armour's hands clasped
painfully. For an instant sho had ul
most tho samo thought as had Marion
on tho first morning of Lali's coming,
but that passed nnd left her gazing help
lessly af tor tho horsewoman. Tho flyiug
olanket had frightened tho blooded
horse, and ho made desperato efforts tc
fulfill tho general s predictions.
Lali socti found that she had miscal
culatcd. Sho was not riding an Indian
pony, but a crazed, high strung,
As tiny (low, sho sitting superbly and
tugging ut tho bridle, the party comiiifi
from tho railway station entered tin
great gate, accompanied by Richard nne
Marion. In a moment they sighted this
wild pair bearing dowu upon theinwith
a terrible swiftness.
As Mm iou recognized Lali she turned
palo and cried out, rising in her Boat
Listinctively Captain Vidall knew whe
it was, though he could not guess the
causo of tho singular circumstance Hi
saw that tho hoira luid bolted, but also
that, tho rider seouiod entirely fearless,
"Why, iu heaven's name," ho said bo
tween his teeth, "docs she not let go
that blmkct?"
At that moment Lali did let it go,
and tho horse dashed by them, making
hard for tho gate. "Turn tho horses
round and follow herl" said Vidall to
the driver. While this Was doing Mo
rion caught sight of her father riding
hard down tho avenue, no passed them
and called to them to hurry ou after
Lali had not tho slightest souse of
fetir, but alio knew thut the horse had
gono mad. When they passed through
tho gate and swerved into tho road,
less practiced rider would havo been
thrown. She sat like wax. Tho pace
was inoredibjq forj mjlo, ajaajthpuglj
:afral Armour rode veil he was fur
Suddenly a trap appeared in the road
in front of them, and the driver, seeing
the runaway, set his horses at right
angles to the road. It served tho purpose
only to provide another danger. Jot far
from where tho trap was drawn, and
fiio wiomcnt they svjIiUd this wild pair
Hearing aown upun mem.
between it and tho runaway, was a lane
which ended at a farmyard in a cul do
sac. Thu horse swerved into it, not
slacking its pace, and in the fractiou of
a milo camo to tho farmyard.
But now the fever was in Lali's blood.
Sho did not caro whether sho lived or
died. A liigh hedge formedthe culdo sac.
Wheu sho saw tho horso slacking, she
cut him savagely across tho head twice
with a whip and drove him at tho green
wall. He was of too good make to re
fuse it, still as it was. Ho roso to it
magnificently und cleared it, but almost
as ho struck tho ground squarely ho
staggered and fell, tho girl beneath
him. He hud burst a blood Vessel. Tho
ground was soft and wet. The weight
of tho horso prevented her from getting
free. Sho felt its hoof striking in its
death struggle, nnd onco her shoulder
was struck. Instinctively sho buried
her faco in tho mud, and her arms cov
ered her head.
And then sho knew no more.
When sho came to, sho was in tho
carriage within tho gates of Greyhope,
and Marion was bonding over hor. Sho
suddenly tried to lift herself, but could
not. Presently sho saw another face
that of General Armour. It was stern,
and yet his eyes were swimming as ho
looked at her.
"How!" sho said to him. "How!"
and fainted again.
How an Enterprising Doralnio Miulo Good
I'so of 11 in Opportunities.
About tlio time thut tho telephono was
removed from tlio saloou and roadhouso
an order camo to put u telephone In u new
parsouage. The exchaiigo always followed
tho policy of keeping the numbers ns low
as possible, so instead of giving tho par-
sonuKo telcpliono a new number tlio dis
continued roadhouso number was simply
transferred, and tho chango was at onco
printed iu tho directory. But tho man
who uses a tele-phono does notulways con
suit tho directory. Ho may ron.embcr tho
numlx-r. That's how it happened thut tho
minister wns called up at midnight just
after his phono was put in.
'Yes," ho nnswcrinl, "this Is 13:2."
Then to his amazed enrenmo uu inquiry
If hu could get up a supper for a little
"gang" that w ould bo along about s in the
morning. Ife said ho couldn't do It.
Then thu man at tho other end of the who
wanted to know If it was Billy talking
nnd what tho something or other was tlio
matter with the '" Tho minister
explained as well ns ho could, nnd there
was n sharp ring off.
When llio minister learned of the trans
ferred number, he was not at all indig
nant. He said ho believed it would he tlio
means of his saving many souls. There
after when he was called to the phono by
some friend a customer of Billy's he took
occasion to say that the telephone no lon
ger connected with tlio roadhouso, but
with the parsonage of thu new church.
"Come out and seo mo somo time," ho
wuuld add. "Yo havo services morning
and evening on Sunday, und I'll try to
make you have a goud time. Don't forget
tho name of the church. Drop In any bun
day." Kvtlryiii a Mlsluke.
Cue of the things which amused n hit of
wicked young men at the Oriental the
other day was tho manner in which un al
together sweet and modest Xew Yorker
got herself on the register. The mother
did the registering nnd wrote, "Mr. and
Mrs. , Now York; Miss , New
York." "Oh, dear," s!.e exclaimed when
she saw this; "I forgot theeliildren." And
this is the way it read on the register,
"Mb mid two children, New York."
Brooklyn liagle.
Hares use their feet to wash their faces,
nnd the hare's foot is no suitable for a
brush that it is always used to apply the
"paint"' to the luce for the ftage.
Diseaso follows a run-down system with
the liver inactive and tho blocd disordered.
Pimples, Boils, Soros, Carbuncles, Ulcers,
and liko manifestations of impure blood,
Bhould be driven out of tho system with
Br. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery.
Mrs. KonN, of 18 13.
10th Street, Ktw York
Cittf, writct as fullowi:
" It plenuM mo to
state tbat 1 bad a run
Ding aura upoa 1117
neck, and had It oper
ated upon throe times,
and still It whs not
cured, I was also run
down very much.
There whs a decided
phnnffA After miner ' Dr.
, Plerco'B Golden Medical
Discovery,' 1 tooK a
low bottle and was
goon cured. Later my
MBS. Kmm behind hi) ear! he tried
Tour medicine,. and ono bottle cured him. I
thai! always reoouuujcii4 yaur nwtditynijft,.
J -
Attacked by Uie lilg Creature on-a Pre-
clpitnu Cliff iu a Foul and Filthy NebU
Abandoned by Guide aud Left for
llours Alone A TcrrlMo Half Day.
"I havo my little 'fad' as well as other
people," said a prosperous, fat and jolly
commission merchant tho other day, "but
Idaro say you. would jrues3 a lontf timo
without hitting on it, so I will confess it
without putting you to the trouble. It is
my collection of birds' uGgs. The making
of thut collection giivo mu many hours of
rare sport when 1 was an adventurous
young fellow und had none of tius load of
fat to carry about, and the chief use of it
now is to recall pleasant memories of thoso
days that will never como at:uiu. When
you're old you'll know how thut is your
self," and the old gentleman took u strong
pull ut his cigar und let the smoke out in
a long and noisy sigh.
"1 was u traveler iu those days for a big
export house which was pushing into Mex
ico and South America for tr;ide, ned so it
came ulxmt that-most of my eggsnre thoso
of birds of those countries. Tell you
about some of them? Duu't mind if I "do.
Well, for want of knowing which one to
pick on, I'll tell you how I came to cap
ture thu biggest though uot the DU-est ono
in the collection. It is a vulture's egg. I
was in Mexico wheu I got that egg, anil I
thought onco or twice while 1 was secur
ing it that I would uuver get out of
Mexico again.
"Vultures are shy of mankind, aud their
nests are exceedingly hard to find, and so
when I met, a hunter who knew where onu
was I hired him, with a couple of assist
ants, to show mu it and help uie get the
eggs. Wu arrived nt the spot ubout noon,
and I almost wished I had not come. The
guide pointed out to me a precipitous and
beetling clilf, which looked to mo to be
about 5(X) feet high, overhanging a deep
lake. ADout IIA) feet from the top of tho
cliff there was a rent or ho'.e, which from
where wo stood looked as i it had about
as much room inside it us an empty flour
barrel. In there, tho guide said, thu vul
tures had their neat, nnd the only" way to
reach it was to let me dowu from thu top
at the end of a long rope.
"It was u perilous descant, but making
a sort of chair at tho end of a stout raw
hide rope I swung myself over the cliff
and two men lowered nio slowly while
the third lay on his face and peered over
into the abyss watching me. When I
got about twenty feet below tho hole in
the cliff I signaled them to stop. The hole
I found was as big around at tho entrance
ns a bam door; but the top of the cliff pro
jected so thut I hung fully twenty feet
away from the fuce of the rock. Nothing
daunted, I began to swing myself, slowly
at first, nud with gradually increasing
force, t ill my body at last swung in against
tho face of the cliff nnd finally into tho
hole itself. Catching a projecting corner
of rock, I gained my feet, nnd was nearly
knocked olf them again by the horrible
stench which greeted me.
"The floor of the bole was strewed with
decayed flesh and fish and feathers nnd
bones, and iu the middle of it all biy tho
nest cf long grasr, and as dirty as any pig
sty and in it two young vultures and one
unhutched egg. The egg was a grateful
sight, but the youngsters were an unpleas
ant surprise, for they at once threw them
selves on their backs and began to scream
like inad. I secured the egg, but not with
out getting a couple of bad scratches from
the sharp claws of tho young birds, which
were about ns big ns hens. I wus wrap
ping the egg iu my coat and the young
birds were Oiling the air with their clamor
when suddenly there was a whir of wings,
the ent rance was darkened, nnd I got a
blow ou tho head that knocked me down
iu the unspeakable fllth and filled my eyes
with blood.
"The old birds were upon me. I recog
nized that fact in nn instant, and having
nothing to defend myself with, I expected
to be knocked down tho cliff or nt least
have my eyes pecked out. I was always
pretty ready of resource, aud in this bad
plight the thought flashed through my
mind that these unusually timid birds
were only fierce because they thought I
wanted to harm their young. Quickly un
rolling the egg from my coat, I threw the
garment over the squalling brats, and
their sharp claws striking into the cloth
at once tangled them inextricably in it.
Guarding my eyes from tho old birds with
one arm, I dragged the coat with the two
young ones attached to it to the mouth of
the hole, only a step or two, and hurled
them far out and down into the lake.
"As 1 expected, the old vultures followed
their young at once and tlieir efforts to lift
them out of the water were so ludicrous
that I laughed aloud. My laugh was
quickly shut oir, however, for in the next
moment, us I thruit the egg into my
bosom and gave the rope n tug ius u signal
to my men to pull me up, the rawhide
came down from the tup of the cliff with a
run. Great Scott! Ifow was 1 to get liack?
What had those stupid fools or the top
done I did not knew that they had
watched me disappear into the hole, had
seen the old vultures follow me, and had
then seea what they thought must, be me,
ns they distinctly recognized my coat,
como living out again and fall into the
lake, pursued by the two vultures, whom
they could ecu pecking at mo Iu the
"They let go the rone and hurried nwny
around and down to the lake's edge to res
cue my niaiiKkd body from being entirely
eaten up by t he birds. After some tedious
hours of climbing they found out their
mistake and procveded to climb back
again. l!y this time it was growing dark,
and as I sat hour after hour in that foul
hole, between heaven nnd earth, not know
ing what had happened, you can imairine
my feelings. Just us I was In absolute
despair, I saw a stone tied to a thin hud
swing down iu front of me. I clutched nt
it with ecstasy and liemiy fell over the
edge in my cagcrue?s. Tying the end of
my rope to tho cord, I gave a pull and
away it went up the elilV again. After
due tunc I gave a pull ou thu rope, and
finding it taut, I swung myself out of that
infernal hole nnd wns drawn up to the top
rejoiciug, with my precious egg still in my
Iwsoiu.'" New York Tribune.
The Monkey' IU'hmhiIiii; I'oweni.
The monkey's intelligence 1iuj never
heen nhle to arrive at a point which en
nbles that animal to achieve the untying
of a knot. You may lie a monkey with a
cord fastened with tho simplest form of
common knot, und unless the heast cau
break tie string or gnaw it in two he will
never get 1 kisc. To untie the knot re
quires observation nud reasoning power,
nud though u monkey may possess both
ho has neither In a sufficient degree to en
able him to overcome the difficulty. Yan
kee Blade,
Tho distance between division points for
changing engines has been increased In
this country, nnd sonic roads are now run
ning engines from 290 toaoOmilw where
they used to run 100 mi lei or leas,
Mctbmt Mothtrall Mothartlll
Mr8.Winslow' Soothing Syrop has bou
used for ovor fifty years by million!) or
mothers for their children whilo tenthinc,
with perfect success. It soothes the child,
oftens the gums, allaya all pain; cares
wind colic, and is the best remedy for dl
nirbosa. Sold by di ujjglsts in every part
of the world. Be euro and ask for "Mrs,
Wiuslow's Soothing Syrup," and take no
do other kind. Tweuty-tlys cents a. bottle,-
Anthracite roal asud cxuliudvolv. hMnrin
clcaulineoi and comfort.
Trains leave Heranton for PfttKtnn. Wlllr
Barre. etc.. at8l. .15. 11.30 . m.. 12.r,i 4 m
8.W, S.UI, I!, 11.05 p. in. Sunday, tt.UU a. ul.
LOU, K.I5, 7.10 p.m.
i or Aiiantio city, H.3U a. m.
Kor Nhw York. Newark and Ellitabifh. It
(expreBB) a. m., lsuu (express with UufTut
pailor can, 11 W (express; p. iu. Buudfiy.ilj
p. in.
i on BiAvr.n (.'iirjNK, am.entow.v. BnTBic
m:M, IOastoh and Hhh.auki.piiia, a. in..
12.MI. VM, MJU (exoeut l'llllailnlniiial 11 Ml.
(Sunday, 2 15 p. m.
For Long Hkabch, Ocean Grove, eta. at
8.'.0 a. m.. I2..-.0 p. in.
Kor Headmtr, Lolmnon and Ilarrlsbiirpr, via
Allentuwu, a. m., p.'. jo, 6.0U, p.m. Sunday,
11 p p. in.
For Pottevillc, B.'Jl a. m., 12.50 p. ni.
HetiirniiiR. leave New York, foot of Liberty
Btrei t, North rivtr, at MO (xprig) a. in.,
1.10. I.JO. 4.:l (exille) with EaffBt narlov earl
p. m. Sunday, 4.:tl a. in.
Leave I'liiliidulphia, HoaHnif Terminal, 9.9J
a. in., 2.00 und i.'M p. in. Hnnday, 6.7 a. m.
'iuroueli tickets to all points at lowoitratm
may ho hud un application in advauca Ui tliti
ticket agent at tho atatieu.
U. f. BAL.UW1.N,
(ieu. i'ajs. Awmt
J. n. OLIIAt'fiEN,
Con. Supt.
!J: iV
2i. u-.UA ' - 'in. wv
. , MA If 18, 18M.
Kvlav I?.v'', ronton for Phitadolpnia H
S.iw,ll.d)a. m.,iind UO p. in.
Meadow and totiy$ ..hca. vl Txt.
V 1 40 .1 ,n..vt. U S 11 R.R. at T.tSa.m, U05
U'ltvo Beranlon for Br,thhhem, Fjuton.
lie:uliii(r, llitirishnrK aud all iutirm.idUt
csmta vm U.As H.R.U. 7.C. a m..I2. 2.;m, iuu
p.ij.,via U, U & W. U. K.,(i.C0,6.lW, 1L2U a. ui..
-41 p.m. '
Leave Mcranton for Tunkliannoolr, Towandi,
Elmira, ItliaiM, (ienva and ail intoriu'jduu
po.nts via U. & fl. lt.R,,.4 a.iu.,lZ0., and
p. m.,vi.i 1). L. H W. It It.. 8.0 a.m,l;w p. m.
IjeuveScraiil'Mi tent Rwli.-stor. huff ilo, Ni
a:ira Kails, Detroit, ChieaKO and allpilnti
w;'st viaD. a: II. It. F... s. (5 a.m.,2 0j.f.l5,
p.m.. via 1). L.& V. K. K. and FiUstoi
Junction, 8 0S ;i.m , 1.S0, 8. :VJ p. ni., viaE. & W.'
U.K., p. it.
I'or Kl.nira HUdth wef t via-F.ihmanoi, via
r. et H. K. It. M.. B.m fcj0.-,, p. m.. ia D
U & W. Rli., ,8.08 a.m., L.?aud 0.07 p. m.
Pullman parlor ud Elenpimc orr L V. chair
rars on all trains liutwoon L. lb JnnoMon or
Wilkos-Btirro and Nw W.i, Phtrip'jia,
Buffalo ami ".-jppnsion Rrrim.
CI1AS. H. l.FE. Mm. P.isq. Art, PniawP,.
A.W..UNNlsMAUIlBwM't OmPass. Ag't,
South Botulehsm. Pa.
ComnioDriot; Mouday.Jnly
"J, a.l truism wrill arrive aud
.ti.part from the unv Laok
awunua avmuo station as
U' Trains will Iov Eoran
ton station-for Cavbunuale
and intnrmeriiato points at
X.10. n.4i. 7M. S.2rn!1 111. Ill
J.7TI., liOO, 2,3), S.iO,,0.1.i, 7.5,0.10 aai
U.a) p.m.
For Fnrviow, Wayirart nnd Honoidiie at
M and 10.10 a. in., r2.00,2.i'f) uud 5.15 p. m.
Ft Albanv. sraupi, tho Adirondacksand
Montreal at 5.4) a m. and -,2a p.m.
For Willces-Harro ami lutorm-niat points
at 7.45, H.iit. (I t ami 10 45 n m, Li 05, Li, 1 ila,
tl'l. 5.10, ti.f;5, 0.15 and 11, p.m.
inii. win arrivonc nctauton. Matien rrnm
Carbolldala and intermedinta rmmlii at 7 lA
8.40, 9.;il and 10.40 n-in.. It 10, Ui. 24, 14D.
154, 5 55.7.41, ft II and 1LK1 p.m.
From Hon.K.ialo. Wavmart anil Farview at
t.4 a.m... liOJ, 1 17. .i.4(,55j ait 7.45 in,
From llunfreiU, taratojn. Albany, etc., at
4.54 and ll.;.;p.m.
From v tlken-lirn) andintermf fflati points
t 2.1.5. 8.01. Iut 5 and 11 55 a.m., 1 lli, 2,14. 8.3a,
5.10, li,CS, 7.23, IMXj.aud.Il. Jo p.m.
Trains leava Scr?i:itan as follows: Express
for Now York ami aU Timnta Kant 1.40, 2JtL
J.l."i, S III Rod U o.a. ra.; 125) and iliO p, m.
Express tut to-itou, 'fionvon. PniiacUiIphl
anO thu goutb, 6.15, 8.00 and H a in.; 1ZJ
and H..VI p. ul
Wx-hiiiirtoQ and way stations, 855 p. m,
Tubylutana.aeromniou&tiua, 6.10 p. m.
Eipr as fur Uiughanitou, Onw.vo, Elmira,
Corning, IButti. batisvillo, ltmnt Mmrru mJ
Buffalo, 12.10, 215 a. ni. and 1 24 p. nv making
eiobo connectionaat BuffaJo to ail pjutiu Ul
West, Nortlivtre.4 and Southwest.
Bath accommodation, a. m.
Bngliamtun aotl way stations, li37pv m.
.Niciiat-u'a accommudutioa, at 4 p. m. and
C,M p. m.
Bhiguanitou and Elmira Express; 505 p, ra.
Expreta for Cortland, Syracuse, Oswouix
L'tica and Richfield Springs, 2.15 a. nvand. IJJ
p. m.
Itliaca, 2.15 and Batbfta. m. and
For Nrtlnimbnrlaud,Piti!ti.n, WUIusi-llarre,
Plymouth, Lloomsbin'B and Danvillo, m-iking
rli) connee.tloTH at Norturonhwlnad for
Wiilinuupurt. Harrisburg, bUu inure, W.i
iLKt-m and tbo iSotitli.
Northumberland ami' tatormodiat stations,
6.00, U SO a. iu, and L3U aud07 p. m.
Knntiraiia aiia intermediate BtaMora, 80s
and 11.20 iv m Plymouth and intotiaeulatJ
stations, ojidand &52 o. m.
Pullman parlor and sleeping coacho on all
Gjcpre:.:! train
lor dei.iiled iiiformaUoa, poc.EBttlm!ta'5i9
etc., apply to JL L. Smith, city tiokatoldo,
u2S Laclaiwaunaaveuuo. or doyot tkkototaoe.
Tralim Utve Scraiiton for Sow York and in
termediate points cn4he Erio rttllnvid at B
a. m. and 1U1 p. m. Also for H'"HE1?-?;
Hnwley and local points at & 0.4o a.nv.ana
8 Ai?' tho nbovs aro throusU traitis to J
flom llunrslalo. ,
An additional train Iwives Scranton rof
Laiin Ariel at 5.10 p.m. and arrives at bcrau
ton from the Lake a 8 tM nv iUiv.v
Trains leave tor wukos-liorre at 4.4i a nv
and SUl D. m.
In I (l'rel Jnne 24 1 lTOt.
North ItiHioil.
twniih Uuund.
203 'iOil.CtM
202. SM'.znn
Li a H
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? M
7 011
Arrive Lcavm
N. Y. KraiUtu s;
West 42nd KUxet
Arrive Levek
iOi I 15
7 5- tilMl
UonccrA- .luiictlcai
Plewant Mt,
Foi-set my
Willi Urtilje
Fnrk place
7 45113 10 M
, till ; m.i . ...
7.W.! tfllO Oil
7 ;M 12 I'll; DlH
7 IU tl2M' 4H
ii !;
i i
8 51
II ill
11 6 SI
7 H!l 58!
II 2,'V Hill
7 84 MS
1ii S6I 6 61
74V S(.4 561
T4fil SWiS6'
7f 4 04
74 411 et;
7 tol 4 10; 1 10
8(M 414 til
8 R'fl 17 6 11
80 4-tf
i r ii V m
11 IS! 8 57
eKlfinr.i 8f
6 2.1 11 11: HMi
6 2."!ill 07, H4-1
6 21,11 tl V H 41
s mill o. :w
61411 :lf,
f6 l.l!fl(f7! 8 n
610 1055) 8i:
P 11 A Mia v
Iavo Arrtvcl
All trains run datts except muKhiy.
t Hlirnliles that u-ulns stop-on nlgnal for pa
senRers. .
reeuro rates via ontnrlo Western ncpM
pnrchaslnit tickets and save money. DJ ni
Klhgt Espress to the West
J C. Anderson, GatuPaiB Agt.
T. Flitcrott, Dlv, Pass, Agt. Bcranwu, ra.
arnva -
WNl rtf lttf era lie tfiAllf ih Tnh
work you will need soon.
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