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VOL. XLVIIL NO. 22.
Of u UaditUfea1 Uterett la CerUt Pieces w
Pttt't cf Land and
feral Interests !
of the I nitl rtalec for the Wrvtmi UlHtnrt
- t iu, xj liUT I I V-
tinlx-r. in the matter of AM A"ll'sj G
MNK, BuntmplNo U.iu Bankruptcy, the
undentiirnod Trustee of the estate at said
liaukrupL, will atil, by Aaction, at tbe
COURT HU'SE IN THE BOROUGH OF SOMERSET.
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At 2 o'clock P. M.,
the undivided third pert of the followlne de
(wrlbed plecvti or parcel, of land and Mineral
Interest of said Amandua . rsiok, sai.l
HuDkrupt, clear, discharged and diveatcd of
lien, to-wit :
The one undivided third rwrt of all thntui
certain piece or parcels of lund and mlnenU
iiitcreKU. Kituate In lxwer Turkeybxtt town
ship, in Uieeounty of Koruerwt, and toale of
t-uunsyivauia, an louowa :
I. The one undivided third rwrt of oertuln
tract of land, aituatcaaaforeKaid, conUiuiug
four hundred and twenty-four i44) acne. war
ranted in ttie n.me of William Joil.n. adjoin
ing Isndi wai ranted in the name of Samuel
Paiuu-r, Ctaorge Dark, Jr, WlUiain Urk.
Isaac Mason and otht ra.
2. The one undivided Uilrd uart of a cer
tain Uactof land, situate as aforesaid, con
taining two hundred and Oily-live ('-') acres,
being part of a tract of land, warranted in the
name ofKamuei Painter, Andrew Stewart,
reserving one-half of all iron ore.
S. The one undivided third twrtof acertiln
tract of land, situate as aforesaid, containing;
seveniy-ftHir (7J)acre, known as the John L).
Koddy tract. Henry Kuril reserving fourteen
M acres surface now in poaaetMion of James
Hyatt, with pri viiere to the said James Hyatt
to mine and use suUicieul coal for bis family
4 The one undivided third part of all the
coal underlying the surface of a certain tract
ol land, slluatas aioreaald. containing one
hundred and seven (ItC) acres, being part of a
larver tract of land, warranted in the name
of bamuel Painter, with the right of free in
gress, egress ana regress.
The one undivided third Dart of all that
certain tract of land, situate as aforesaid.
warranted in tbe name of Isaac Mason, ad-
olning hinds warranted in tpe namea of
W illiam Joilea, George Dark and David (Stew
art, containing lour hundred aud twenty-
lour (4-4) acres, reserving and excepting from
this conveyance the same reservation made
by Andrew siewart and wife in their deed to
John Rush, being all iron ore and the Umber
that is twelve im-fit across the stump and
upwards two feet from the ground and with
certain privileges ic said deed mentioned.
6. The one undivided third port of all the
coal and minerals underlying a certain tract
of land, situate as aforesaid, containing six
ty-three (v) acres, oetng a part of a tract
warranted in tbe name of Katnuei Painter, re
serving to ami re w KU-trart the one-half of the
iron ore underlying saia tract.
Ten oercent. of the whole purchase money
to be paid when tbe mid property is knocked
down; one-third of the whole purchase moo
ey, leas the ten per cent , to be paid on eon
hrmation of sale l-y the Court one-third of
the purchase money to be paid in six months
from tne oaie 01 couunuauou m sarc, uu
IniriMi from date of confirmation of sale.
and one-third of the purchase money to be
paid in oue year rrom date of connrmauon ot
sale, with interest from date of confirmation
of sale; the deferred payments to be secured
to tue t rustee by tbe bond and mortgage of
the purclutacr or purchasers.
J. GEM MILL DAVIS,
Trustee of the estate of Amandus U. rUuk,
Bankrupt, Atioona, l a.
A J. KILkY, Attorney for Trustee. Altoona.
Rank Building, Altoona. Pa.
Altoona. Pa , October it, ISM.
Rf virtue of an order of sale Issued out of
the Orphans' Court of Somerset county, Pa
to the unuersignea airecxeti, utrir wiii w
pueed to sale by public outcry, on
SATURDAY, NOV. 18, 1899,
At I o'clock P. M.,
on tbe premises in the township of I-rlmer,
county of Somerset, Pa , tbe following de-
scrtbea real estate, laie me ptopenjr fi
ll array, dec d, viz:
ah that certain tract of land situate in Lar
imer township, Horaerset edunty. Pa- adjoin
ing lands of Jonn blltner, jonn anrjipi
hi t Krr Gelirer. Samuel Bau man's heirs.
John Brown aud others, containing about WO
acres, ot which 50 acre are cleared, balance
wood bind, having thereon erected a one and
a balf-story frame dwelling bouse, bank barn
Snxria feet and other outbuildings, is well wa
tered, all kinds of fruit and convenient to
school and church.
i In band on confirmation of sale. -i in lx
months and S n twelve montns irora cswiui
mation of sale, to besecured on the premises
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DV juaguieufc uunu. ivmm yr "
chase money to be paid on day -'-AT
Administrator and Trustee of L'rtas Murray,
John K. Scott, Attorney, Borne met, Pa.
Yalnalile Real Estate!
t u...r..iirl Issued out of
the orpnans- uwn ih nni, , . -V
to the undersigned directed, there will be ex
posed to sale Dy pun IC ouicry, ou
THURSDAY, NOV. 23, '99,
At I o'clock P. M ,
at the Court House, In Somerset borough, Pa
ine following descnoea real eiaie,
properly of Matthew uenry, ax u. ' .
. .1.1 i .. i i. . nt nuinil sitnate in the
All ilia " 1 wiii v. -
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bounded and descnoea as ioiiows: r
on Loean Place street on the north 24 feet and
Tli ink n-.,ii.l wlfith l"l Cpet to an
ihiniu it - ii " ' . . -' -
allev 00 the soutu. oouiiueu on me
of H. B. Tissue and on the east by kit of Mrs.
A w. Beal. ana tietng anowo as io
block 1 having thereon erected a on -"fy
Ki-.-k dilinif and store room. This is a de
sirable business location.
Gash on connrmotion 01 saie. 1 - t
of toe purchase money to b paid as soon as
. 1 1 .. j kn,wk.Mt rlitwn.
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Aaniiumiwi - -
John R Sco't, Confluence, Pa.
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Attorney, oomersc-i, a.
Real Estate !
. . . A-.t- nrnhirs' Court
runiuHiii a ..ii... v. m.-. . - -
of Momeraet county. Pa, there will be sold at
pabiic sale, on premise. So. 1 hereinafter
Thursday, Nov. 9. '99,
At 2 o'clock P H.
the following deser bed real eUte, late the
property ut uavld H irnnarv, are u ;
v . i . ir-.-t of land situate In
the township of Ctuemaboning. county of
Somerset and Ktate ol i rurwyiv.in.,
ing lauds of John E t-xl.aiuuei uia"(
i.nu. Kmii h &ii.ni Uarnnart aud U. P.
r-haver, containing about K acres, be tbe
same more or leas. w. Ji a isnjo '-o---
frame dwelling bouse and Urge bank barn.
neariv new. orchard, good water. &, thereon:
iarm in good sute ol cuiuvaiion.
I be coat
on this tract has been sold.
No. J A certain tract of land situate in
the township of Somerset, cminty aud rtt
s fores id. artl'Mnlng laorls of Emanuel Pile,
i:rlan Mosloiler. Alexander Trenl, John Pit.
andotliers.eonla.lniiigK8acrea.be the same
more or less. This trai unaeriaia win
wkI nti hu mm voune timtier. 1 rsct No.
t wtli be sold object to a dower of about
I3! in favor of the widow of Samuel Coie-
Tea per cent of th purchase money ou dav
of sut; tmtauee i one uiiru on ii, i,
MnnUd will be -wivered and uusMssloa
gi en, one-third of to wboie amount of pur
clise money after payment of debls to ra
inaln a ilea on tract So. I as a dower f;r th.
widow of David bam ban. Balance of pur
chase moorv in one and two years from the
1st AprU. wJUt inrejt.
Adm'rof David Bar-hart, der'd.
and I am afraid I have in
herited it. I do not feel
well ; I have a cough ; my
lungs are sore; am losing
flesh. What shall I do?
Your doctor says take care of
yourself and take plain cod -liver
oil, but yoa can't take it, Only
the strong, healthy person can
take it, and they can't take it
long. It is so rich it upsets the
stomach. But you can take
It is verr DalataWa an easflv
digested. If yoa will take plenty
cf fresh air. and exerris. rnd
SCOTT'S EMULSION stsadilv.
there is very littls doubt about
There are hypophosphites ia it;
they give strength and tone up the
nervous system wnile tne coa-iiver
oil feeds and nourishes.
yx. ind tt.oa, sli tfrarrifts.
SCOTT A bOWNfc Chmu,)irw York.
First NaiMal Ban!
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I l I mellow glow ot
Talbot came blundering into my room
with the news, just as I was sitting
down to dlDner. The old boy was
clearly out of his mind with excite
ment, and wouldn't stop for a drink,
or, what was worse, wouldn't let me
have one, but dragged me down stairs
and bundled me into a cab.
Tbe rest of tbe night was spent in
driving about London to bunt up police
agencies. Finally, at 6 o'clock in tbe
morning, we landed at bis fiat in Earl's
Court, thoroughly dead bear.
And tbe papers bristled with it I
suppose it came as a godsend in tbe
slack time, for most of them gave us a
couple of columns.
Tbe journalists bad done It thor
oughly. They gave a highly decorated
account of Talbot's private career, and
an analysis of his character and dispo
sition. They did tbe same for bis van
ished wife, with a precise account of
when and where she disappeared. Then
they speculated as to the reason. Was
it murder, robbery, suicide or an elope
ment? It seems that Talbot arranged to meet
bis wife at Waterloo at 4 o'clock the
previous afternoon, on ber return from
a country visit. When tbe train came
in, the compartment in which she had
traveled contained a magazine with ber
initials inscribbled on it, a novel, "So
ciety's Verdict," a small handbag, and
an umbrella but not Lady Doily. Tal
bot bad inquired of tbe guard. That
intelligent functionary remembered tbe
young lady quite well, but bad not seen
her get out. "Then where the dickens
is she?" roared Talbot. The guard
looked under the seat, and referred him
to the station-master.
After wiring in every direction with
out getting any tidings except that she
bad certainly entered tbe train, Talbot
concluded that she was the victim o
foul play. There was no doubt that
she bad traveled alone, and that she
bad her little jewel-case with her. Tbe
jewel-case was now missing, while all
the articles which were practically val
ueless were undisturbed. There was no
sign of a struggle. So Talbot drove
down to my place, dragged me away
from dinner, and then went to tbe po
lice. It was a delicate case, because, al
though simple-minded, old Talbot was
quite certain it meant robbery, or per
haps something worse, and although
the police supported him, it seemed
quite on tbe cards that Lady Dolly bad
disappeared of ber own free will. To
search railway lines for a corpse is
waste of time, if tbe supposed victim
has gone yachting.
Tbe fact is, Talbot was tbe last man
on earth to understand Lady Dolly.
He was a brainy creature, solidly and
respectably ambitious, who studied law
as a science, and nearly killed himself
with anxiety over tbe few briefs be re
ceived. Lady Dolly was pretty, frivo
lous and feather-brained. When Tal
bot met ber she was a penniless widow.
Society was watching ber closely. She
was making a desprate flutter to cling
to her position, and society was cyni
cally amused. Would she make a
wealthy match which was her only
chance or would she go under?
She did neither. She married steady
going, bard -working Talbot It's no
good trying to explain why they mar
ried. Talbot had fallen ridiculously in
love, like brainy men always do, and
she well, it's my opinion that tbe poor
little creature accepted him as a refuge
against herself. Somewhere in ber
giddy nature there was a dash of com
mon sense and principle; she bad
snatched at respectable poverty as a
safeguard against something worse.
But was it possible she had tired of it?
Had Talbot, meaning well all tbe time,
made life unbearable for tbe little but
terfly ? Had she found him too steady
going, too high in principle, too self-restrained?
It's tbe kind of subject you
can't discuss freely with a man, even if
be is your best chum. At any rate, it
was just like a woman to leave every
thing except her trinkets, and Talbot
might be only making a fool of himself
in drawing attention to tbe matter.
"I suprose there wasn't any little
tiff, or misunderstanding between
you?" I asked, suggestively.
"Not a bit of it, be said, heartily.
"We were never so thoroughly united
as we were last Thursday when I saw
her off. In fact, old man, I don't mind
telling you that it's only during tbe last
month or two that we have begun to
understand one another. You haven't
any idea what a good little woman Dol
ly is. On the surface she seems to be a
trifle vain and frivolous, but at heart
she's as true as steel. She wasn't very
fond of me when we first married I
admit it but I'm certain it'a all right
"I suppose there were no money
troubles?" I said, carelessly.
''Nothing more than usual," be said,
with a faint smile. "As you know,
my income is small, but I won't let ber
drop out of tbe set she has been used to,
because I don't think it would be wise,
consequently it's a bit of a pinch to
I guessed as much.
"But that hasn't anything to do with
it," he said, warmly. "That little
woman has been decoyed away and
robbed. I only hope no barm haa
come to ber. By George! Cliff, I give
you my word, I'd sacrifice my life to
save hers." I knew be meant it liter
ally, and I was rather sorry to see him
o much in earnest, for I believed that
within the next few days be would
have a nasty shock. "Why, man," he
went on, "at the very moment it hap
pened she was reading my own novel."
"Your novel," I said. "What on
earth do you mean? You don't mean
to say that you have written a novel?"
He blushed like a schoolboy. "She
made me do it," be said. "She said it
was a quicker way of getting on than
wailing for briefs. But don't tell any
body. I have published it under an as
sumed name for fear it should damage
me, and, between ourselves, it'a shock
A copy of "Societj'a Verdict" was
lying on the table, and I picked it op,
feeling in a vague way that it bad ootne
tbing to do with Lady Dolly'a disap
pearance. "What la it all about?" I
"Ob, don't ask me!" he said, bash
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8. 1899.
fully. "It's nothing but Mntimental
twaddle. The usual business, yoa
know a woman 'who hovers on the
brink of the unspeakable."
"And what becomes of her?"
"She bolts runs away from It all to
escape temptation, and begins life again
in an obscure country village."
"I suppose Lady Dolly suggested it,
more or less?" I asked.
"We talked it over together," said
Talbot. "I told her that If I wrote a
story it would be all about her, as she
is the only woman I know anything
"And Lady Dolly Is practically the
"Tbe characteristics are the same,
but tbe incidents are purely fictitious,"
be replied, sulkily. "But why do you
ask these absurd questions about a rot
ten novel, when I'm nearly out of my
mind with anxiety ?"
"Because, you silly old juggins," I
said, "don't you understand that what
is fiction to you is fact to Lady Dolly.
She has dramatized your story in real
life and disappeared."
Talbot raved at me for suggesting
such a thing, but tbe coincidence was
too striking to be disregarded. In fact,
two days later no news of Lady Dolly
having been received in tbe meantime
a smart journalist, who had taken
tbe trouble to look through tbe book,
pointed out that ber disappearance co
incided with tbe action of tbe "hero
ine," and hinted that ber ladyship bad
been carried away by a hysterical de
sire to imitate her. Although this was
precisely my own view, I was sorry to
see it made public, on Talbot's account
But that was not the worst An in
dividual signing himself "A Sturdy
Briton" felt called upon to send a long
letter to The Dally Paragraph, headed,
"Is Novel Reading Dangerous?" in
which he kindly assumed the truth of
the "hysteria" theory, and went on to
prove that "Society's Verdict" belong
ed to tbe most mischievous class of lit
erature. He concluded by showing that
novel reading is only a mild form of su
icide. It was the silly season, and the
editorial mind appeared to have run
amuck, for tbe following morning a
"leader" was published. In which one
of The Paragraph's spirited young men
quoted seventeen different instances of
young people having been led by sen
sational romances into acts of folly, aud
warned parents against tbe so called
"society fiction." Next morning a let
ter signed "Fair Play" appeared, in
which the writer laid himself out to
prove that "A Sturdy Briton" was an
unspeakable idiot From that moment
the fun became fast and furious, and
the "horrors of fiction" became the
topic of the day, and were discussed
where two or three lovely people were
gathered together. Talbot was furious.
He was unpardouably rude to Inter
viewers, and was not even decently
grateful when they described him as a
"handsome and rising young barris
ter." I was quite annoyed with him. "Will
nothing satisfy you?" I asked. "Here
are a number of young fellows telling
lies about you gratuitously, your photo
graph is in The Daily Graphic, and yet
you growl. Pull yourself together, man,
and tackle your briefs. Many a man
with less luck than this has reached the
woolsack and slept there for years."
But three weeks elapsed itbout any
news of bis wife, and all classes of soci
ety including "A British Schoolboy,"
"A Book -Reading Chimney Sweep,"
"A Country Vicar" and "A Bread-and-Butter
Miss" contributed astonishing
letters to the daily press on "runaway
wives" and "modern novels," with
sidelights on such matter as "Patent
Cures for Headache" and "Should a
Wife Peel the Potatoes?" It really
seemed as if the United Kingdom had
gone mad. One night we turned into
a music ball and beard a prominent
comedian call upon the audience to re
joice with him because bis wife bad run
away, under tbe Intoxicating Influence
of a novel called "Dotty Doll; or, who
Stole Baby's Cough?" It was humor
of a delicate class, and involved fre
quent allusions to bis mother-in-law, a
policeman and a kipper. I led Talbot
out, put him into a cab and took bim
borne. He was in a state of mental
Suddenly tbe case took a new turn.
Mysterious messages began to appear
in tbe "agony" column of tbe Stand
ard, tbe first of which ran: "T., can
you ever forgive me ? Dolly." Talbot,
of course, insisted on reply, and adver
tised: "Know of nothing to forgive.
Come back, dearest T." Two days
later, one ran: "I am broken-hearted
and long to see you. Your own Dolly."
And Talbot advertised an affectionate
and equally insane reply.
Tbe police were very suspicious of
these advertisements, and believed
them to be a hoax, all tbe more so, see
ing that we could not trace the adver
tiser. The advertisement was always
sent to the office of tbe paper by tbe
post, and tbe advertiser changed her
address after each insertion.
Then this message appeared: "I have
been very wicked and extravagant Am
ashamed to tell my debts. Dolly."
Here was the money question cropping
up again. I asked Talbot what It
"Nothing," he said, with a good-humored
smite. "It appears she owes a
milliner's bilL It certainly is rather a
warm one, but nothing to worry about
If that's tbe cause of the trouble, I'll
soon set ber dear little heart at rest"
He wrote out an advertisement for the
Standard and looked happier than be
bad done for weeks, though I felt con
fident that there was more In it than a
In tbe meantime an enterprising jour
nalist bad been watching tbe "agony"
column, and putting two and two to
gether in bis mind, guessed it was the
celebrated "Lady Dolly" case, and pub
lished a long and speculative account
of it, reproducing all the advertise
ments, and giving his readers to under
stand that all the trouble had arisen
about a milliner's bill.
One morning I went around to Tal
bot's place to breakfast, and was start
ed to bear voices in the dining-room.
I pushed tbe door open and walked in.
There was Talbot, seated at breakfast,
with a look cf radiant bashfulness on
his face, and opposite him his wife,
Lady Dolly. She received me as calmly
and naturally as if nothing bad hap-
. pened, and asked me to join them,
' rhtH T AA In ai?.nft .in.l.p.
"When did you arrive?" I managed
to say at hut, with tolerable composure.
"Quite late hut night," she said, with
a charming smile. "And, do yon know,
I was dead tired. It was such a nasty,
I tried to make an intelligent remark,
"Who is going to tell him?" asked
"You tell him," said Lady Dolly;
"but, of course, it is in strict confidence.
You won't tell anybody, will you?"
I pledged my word and begged her to
proceed, because I knew she intended
to tell tbe story herself.
"You see, dear old Talbot has written
a book," she began, with a proud glance
at tbe brainy man, who looked half in
clined to crawl under the table, "and it
struck me that if I disappeared, just as
tbe girl In tbe book does, and left it ly
ing open, so that everybody should
know why I disappeared, it would be a
lovely advertisement for it Nobody
would know I was tbe wife of tbe au
thor, and I did not dare to tell Talbot,
for fear he'd object Tbe dear old goose
hasn't any bead for business, you know.
Of course, I was awfully cut up when I
thought how worried be would be about
it, but, after' all, a little worry doesn't
matter much, does it? Fancy, tbey
bave sold 50,000 copies already. Isn't
"Fifty thousand copies!" I echoed,
weakly, looking at her pretty baby face
"Yes; and wasn't it a good idea writ
ing that letter signed 'A Sturdy Briton,'
and contradicting it next day by one
signed 'Fair Tlay? Of course adver
tising in tbe 'agony' column kept tbe
interest up, and comforted Talbot, too."
"It's a queer thing, Cliff," said Tal
bot, but I've had more briefs in the last
three weeks than I've ever bad in my
life. I do believe this mad escapade of
Dolly's has been the making of me."
And so it bad, for tbey are living in
a smart little bouse near Park lane, and
Talbot has taken silk, and Lady Dolly
gives the neatest dinner parties in Lon
don. And society's verdict is that she
is "quite the nicest little woman in tbe
world, you know." Truth.
Diphtheria relieved in twenty min
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Aa Unlucky Pet
While coasting in South Ai'rican wa
ters, says Robert Cochrane, in "Strange
Pels on Shipboard," I bad a monitor
lizard as a pet, confined io a box. Fully
five leet long from tip to tail, be swell
ed and tapered in the most perfect lines
of beauty. Smooth, though scaly, and
inky black, tartantjd all over with
transverse rows of bright yellow spots,
with eyes that glittered like fire and
teeth like quarts, with his forked tongue
continually flashing out from bis bright
red mouth, be had wild, weird loveli
ness that was most uncanny.
Mephistopbeles, as tbe captain not
inaptly called him, knew me and took
his cockroaches from my hand, al
though perfectly frantic when anyone
else went near bim. If a piece of wood,
however bard, were dropped into bis
cage, it was instantly torn in pieces.
One day the steward, pale with fear,
entered the warJ-room and reported.
"The lizard escaped, sir, and yaflling
(rending) the men."
I rushed on deck. Tbe animal bad
torn his cage into splinters and declar
ed war against all bands. Making for
tbe fore hatchway, he bad seized a man
by tbe jacket skirts. The man got out
of the garment and fled faster than
any British sailor ough to have done.
On the lower deck Mephistopheles
chased the cook froai the coppers and
the carpenter from bis bench. A circle
of Kroomen were sitting mending a
foresail; tbe lizard suddenly appeared
among them. The men unanimously
threw np their toes,individually turned
somersaults backward, and sought the
four winds of heaven.
These routed, my pet turned bis at
tention to Peeple. Peepie was a little
Arab slave hv. She was squatting by
a calabash, eating rice. Mepbistopho
les seized her cummerbund; it was ber
only garment Bit Peepie wriggled
clear and ran on deck. On the cum
merbund the lizard spent his fury, and
the rest of bis life; for, not knowing
what might happen next, I sent for a
fowling-piece, and tbe plucky fellow
succumb! to the force of circumstances
and a pipeful of buck hot Youth's
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Ha Was Deceived.
"A rather queer incident occurred on
my train the other day," said the trav
eling man. "We were coming alocg
through Eastern Oh io. We were going
directly toward a very heavy, black
cloud, a thunder-storm, doubtless. It
was fearfully dense and black. You
know bow such clouds look. Every
body noticed it"
"Yes," replied tbe listener, "but what
was there peculiar about this one?"
"Why, the brakeman saw it, and
went through the cars calling out 'Pitts
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WITH A HOE.
"I might just as well resign at oncer'
exclaimed Mrs. Dobley. "I had no
idea that joining a literary club meant
that one bad to perform in public I
simply can't do it."
"What do they want you to do, my
dear?" asked Mr. Dobley. "A song
and dance or a Cakewalk? I wouldn't
mind a little thing like that You can
pick it up in no time."
"It's nothing like that," said Mrs.
Dobley, passing a typewritten docu
ment over the breakfast table. ''And
you needn't make any fun of tbe mat
ter, either. The frivolous way In which
you look at everything is tiresome.
Now, what am I to do?"
"I am sure, my dear," began Dob
ley "Just read It read it!" commanded
Mrs. Dobley, and ber husband read:
"Honors Coombs Dobley. Dear
Madam: At the next meeting of the
Literary club the topic of discussion
will be Markbam's poem, 'Tbe man
with the Hoe. As you have been select
ed as chief speaker of the evening, you
will kindly be prepared to recite the
poem and give a sketch of the author's
career. Also to give your opinions
as to the idea contained in the work as
well as the general style and literary
construction of the poem."
"Well, my dear," said Mr. Dobley,
trying to conceal the fact that he was
quite as perturbed as bis wife by tbe
"Well? Why didn't they select you?
What did tbey send that to me for?
What do I know about farming?"
"You forgot, my dear, that this is not
an agricultural club, but a literary so
ciety. Of course tbey refer to the fa
mous poem ?"
"What poem ?
"Is it possible that you haven't heard
of markbam's masterpiece, The Man
with the Hoe?'" asked Dobley, with
a reproachful look over the top of his
"Why, I haven't read anything but
Quo Vadis' this summer, and I only
half read that You see It hurts my
eyes, and besides that I'm too busy.
Who was he V
"The Man with the Hoe? He has
become one of the most typical of"
"What was the matter with him?
Why didn't he hoe? Where did it
"It began with a picture my dear.
An artist made a picture of a man in a
field with a hoe."
"Hoeing corn, I suppose, well, what
"Well, it was a great picture filled
with depth and feeling and life"
. "I suppose it seemed as though he
were really hoeing, did it? I've seen
a picture like that a girl gathering
roses you could just see tbe stems
"No, it wasn't exactly that The
man had stopped
"Stopped hoeing? What did he do
"He'd stopped to rest and was lean
lug on the hoe,"
"Gracious! A hoe isn't a bit com
fortable to lean upon. Why didn't he
"Why er it was just the artist's
idea, you see. The man stopping to
lean on bis hoe the laborer in the field
don't you see typifying the work
man of the ages the 'empty ages,'
Mark bam wrote."
"Was itMarkham had tbe hoe?"
"Ob.no! Markham was a poet and
be saw the picture and saw the poetry
In It Then he wrote the poem and
called it, 'The Man with the Hoe.' "
"Was it pretty?"
"It was a magnificent idea the fig
ure of that man as typical of the work
man the patient slave plowing the
"You don't understand. Don't you
catch the idea ? Labor the farmer at
work plodding along without an idea
sweating over his work"
"You just said be'd stopped to rest"
"Er yes but when you read it,
you'll see the splendid picture Mark
"Excuse me, John; was Markham
the artist or was be tbe man who bad
the hoe, or the man who just wrote
"He was the poet, my dear; he wrote
"I suppose be was paid for It, wasn't
"I suppose so, my dear."
"Then, what was the trouble? Real
ly, John, I can't seem to understand
what all the fuss was about"
"Markham wanted to show tbe mis
erable condition of the bard-working
farmer the slavery of the toiler tbe
the fetters "
"Why, John Dobley, you know you
have often said you'd like to be a farm
er because they bave everything so
easy. Hoeing and raking is child's
play, and as for plowing it's just like
riding a bicycle no wad Ays. You sit in
a sort of a sulky and the horses know
lust where to so. I suppose they will
bave automobiles after awhile."
"Ha spoke," went on Mr. Dobley,
"of the emptiness of ages.' There's a
grand thought The empti "
What did be mean by that?"
"Why er so much of that is meta
phoryou see. Tbe main idea is lut
the lot of the working man Is hopeless.
'The Man with the Hot? was a poor
wretch bent with toil a farmer whose
life was "
"Why didn't he get one of the farm
hands to do the hoeing?"
"Ha probably was a farm band him
self working for a pittance"
"Well, he ought to have been glad
hs was working, I think. The idea !
What did he want? A steam hoe?"
"No, my dear; but the idea is what
did life hold for bim ? Of what was he
thinking as be stood there leaning on
the hoe that humble implement of
"Probably he was thinking of bis
dinner. I'm not a bit sorry for that
man. He bad nice open air work and
he could stop to rest when be wanted to
and probably his wife brought him
his dinner every noon time, and he had
nothing to do but to hoe. od be
wasn't even doing that."'
"Walt till yoa read the poem, Hon
WHOLE NO. 2519.
ors. Markham calls him 'brother to
the ox. "
"The ox, you see, is the beast of bur
den. When the pott spoke of the la
borer as tbe brother of the ox be placed
him as low in the intellectual scale as
it was possible to get him. He attks:
"Who blew outjthe ' "
No nol 'Who blew out the Hjiht
within his brain?' asks Markham.
"Well, who did?"
"It was just a metaphor a figure cf
, Why didn't he say what be meant?"
"PoeU never do that, my dear."
"Well, what did he nieau?"
"That the workman was a miserable
creature, whose lite was like an anl-
"Don't he believe in men working?"
"I suppose be likes tramps, then.
Those men that sit around the parks.
The Man with the Tomato Can' would
be bis idea of the ideal man."
"Poets look at these things different
"Well, I think it is silly to pity a
man because be has a job. Think of
all the men that can't get work. Sup
pose you didn't work? Where would
"It's tbe idea of man earning hit
bread by the sweat of bis brow th
curse of laboring for hire for "
"Why, this man with the hoe prob
ably had a good, steady place on thi
farm. Perhups he owned it He prob
ably bad stopped to figure out th
crop. Maybe his wife took boarder
and they had plenty of money."
"When you read it, my dear, you will
be able to"
"Oh, phaw! I might just as well
start in to ideal iza the cook and call hei
'The Girl with the Frying Pan' or Th
Woman with tha Rolling Pin.'"
"Really, my dear, I think you will br
able to talk before the club, if ycu
"It's the very same thing! The cook
is a laboring woman, but she's a great
deal freer than I am. She has no social
obligations aud no calls to mike or to
receive. She doesn't have to spend h r
time dressing and talking to folks when
she doesn't want to. 8 he has a com
fortable home and just as good things
to eat as we have. She bas two days
off every week. Suppose I began U
weep over her sad condition and called
her 'sister to the ox.' Why she'd leave
the very first thing."
"But a poet would never write about
"Well, a good cook is a lot better than
an old farmer who only hoes and looks
pathetic Any one could hoe. Why, I
almost believe you could hoe."
"I haven't a hoe, my dear."
"That's another thing. 8uppose the
man didn't bave a boe? He'd have
been worse off, wouldu't he? A hoe
represents capital. Do you know, John
Dobley, it gets sillier every minute, to
think of all tbe sympathy that you'rt
wasting on that man. It is The Man
Without the Hoe' you should be sorrj
"You are getting me round to your
way of thinking, Honors. I recall now
the story of a rich man who said that
he started in business picking rags, but
for a week or two be nearly stai vjd, be
cause be bad no money to buy a rag
"What did he do?"
"He borrowed money enough, I be
lieve, and twenty-five years after he
told the story of the trouble he had get-
ting some one to lend the money. Tbe
funniest part of It was that be said be
had never paid it back."
"I wonder if that man really owned
the hoe, or bad borrowed it ?"
"Perhaps that is what he was think
"He was probably too mean to buy a
hoe of his own! You know, John, I
think that man was no good!"
"Honora, your logic is so convincing
that I am beginning to agree with you
that 'The Man with the Hoe7 was con
siderable of a gold brick." N. Y. Sun.
Pleading oa a Fast Train.
Charles F. Miller, a R rchester law
yer, succeeded in getting an audience
for himself on a New York Central
train before a Justice of tbe Court of
Appeals, and thereby getting permis
sion of the Justice to make an argu
ment on the train in behalf of his
client The best part of the story Is
that Mr. Miller was successful in get
tiug the relief sought for by his client,
says the Albany Journal.
He wired to Buffalo and was told
that Judge Haight was coming through
o the Empire State express. When
the E npire Stats express pulled into
Rochester Mr. Miller slipped aboard,
aud before the train steamed out he
hvl found Justice Haigbt in the smok
ing apartment of one of the Wagner
coaches. Mr. Miller was greeted cor
dially and be sat for a few minutes
discussing legAl topics, when be men
tioned the mission on which he bad
"It's really a favor to you," suggest
ed Mr. Miller, "for the matter can
now be decided while you are at leis
ure, and if you wait until reaching
Albany you will be so mash busier
than you now are.
Justice Haight seemed to see tbe
foree cf this subtle argument, and, lay
ing down bis cigar, was soon listening
to the attorney's argument The train
had just reached Syracuse when Mr.
Miller was elaborating on his last point
and as the station came into view he
cut bis words short so as to flnU-hin
time. Justice Haight promised a de
cision soon. Mr. Miller thanked the
court cordially, and as the train came
to a stop he swung into another train
and was on his way bnok to Rochester.
IIj reached there at "i-SOi, having con
sumed three hours In making his trip.
How She was Left
Elliottsville, Pa., Oct 1, 1SO0.
After an attack of the grip last winter,
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Hera's How to Lie To Woo Sleep.
Positions that woo sleep In vktlrusof
insomnia, is an interesting study made
by a well-known uitropoiltan physi
cianWhitman V. White, of ISfto
Madison avenue, Brooklyn. Dr.
White la a specialist on ntTou dis
eases aud iu a mild but emphatic man
ner scores bis professional brethren for
their free administration of narcotics.
Hs denounces the praetW as uanec-
sarily taxing on the disorganized sys
tems of Insomnia patients la many
cases. In bis owu experience be has
found a simple method adequate with
out weakening after effects, likely to
produce increased symptoms.
Through a study based on the laws
of physiology in human anatomy ex
tending over a period of a dosen or
more years, I have learned that under
certain physical mal conditions," said
the physician, "the subject may be
given relief by assuming positions at
rest aa will from the ease thus afforded
the affected parts serve as a natural
somnolent agency. It will be readily
understood that a constrained position
will tend to prevent natural repose,
while s comfortable one will woo it.
But what may in moat cases seem to be
a position of ease, may in reality be the
"For Instance, a dyspeptic will rest
more easily lying on the right side, for
the simple reason that in that posltiou
the food naturally gravitates out of the
stomich and Into the intestines, while
if lying on the opposite side that organ.
In Its weakened state, has to perform
an uphill process of digestion. This
is amply sufficient to produce insom
Lying flat on the back, with the
limbs relaxed, would seem to secure
the greatest amount of rest for the
muscular system, whether In good
health or illness. Such is the position
advocated by physicians generally in
the most exhausting diseases, and it is
hailed as a sign of rapid recovery wbeu
a patient exhibits an inclination to
turn on either side. Bat at the same
tim, there are several disadvantages
in thd supine posture which impair or
embarrass sleep, whether in case of
severe illness or ordinary health. Thus,
in weakly states of the heart or blood
vessels, and certain morbid conditions
f tbe brain, the blood seems to gravi
tate to the back of the head and to ac
cordingly produce troublesome dreams.
I believe that much of that weakening
delirium which the physician haa to
contend with in treating serious mala
dies is often occasioned in this way.
"In persons who habitually stoop in
their g tit or work, either as a result of
the requirements of their occupation
or from the course of their physical de
velopro mt, there must necessarily be
soma distress consequent In straighten
ing tbe spine. It may not be sufficient
to cause pain and yet be such a strain
as to prevent perfect ease. The result
is unconscious restlessness, which is
the producer of insomnia.
"People who have contracted chests
cannot sleep well lying upon their
backs. This rule applies especially to
those who have suffered with pleurisy
and retain adhesions of the lungs.
fhey will find it easier to get to sleep
upon the right side, and that their
somnolent rest will do them more good
if they observe this advice. Further
more, th habit of lying on the back is
the creator of snoring, which much be
labors sleep and prevents the subject
from receiving the full benefit of Its
It is desirable, therefore, in all cases.
to lie on the side, and In the absence of
special diseases rendering it more de
sirable to lie on tbe weak side, which
leaves the strong lung free to expand,
the right side should be chosen. A
lanoe at any plate of the visceral
Anatomy will show thit when tbe
body is thus placed the foci in the pro
cess of digestion is greatly aided in
its passage from the stomach into tbe
intestines. Here the principle of grav
itation directly applies. Then the fact
that the stomach doesn't compress tbe
upper portion of the Intestines is still
another advantage to be gained from
lying on the right side, when sleep
ATooing eaae to the entire human mech
anism is under serious consideration.
"In conclusion, I wish to refer to
some injurious eccentricities, or fads,
in sleeping, which I have observed. A
wealthy woman once came to me for
treatment for bad dreams of tbe order
commmly called nightmare. Upon
m.king inquiry I discovered that she
was in the babit of lying at rest with
her arms thrown op over her bead, a
position greatly to be deprecated, al
though it will induce sleep in persona
who have weak lungs. The circula
tion is thereby made stronger In the
extremities, and the head and neek
aid muscles of the chest are drawn up
and relaxed by the shoulders.
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Ooe of the best farmers' stories on
record is that of the Kansas man who
said bis pumpkin vines grew so fast
that they wore tbe pumpkins all out
dragging them over tbe ground. But
neck and neck with it is the account of
a recent traveler from Eastern Wash
ington and Oregon. Tbe Oregon Ra:l
way and Navigation Company bave
bad etidl. ss difficulty in tbe sbiftiog of
the sands by the winds, which carry
them backward and forward. Hereto
fore they bave used wooden wind
breaks planted in sand dunes, which
are about as stable as most houses built
upon the sands. Recently tbey have
found the solution of their difficulties
iu a kind of grass imported from the
steppes of Russia. This grass takes
root easily in any soil, to which its
growth gives stability. This late Mun
chausen testifies that while bis train
stopped at Wa'deela Junction they
planted some of this Russian grass.
The wind was blowing a gale, and in
the direction of the moving train.
Heavy bets were laid as to which
would arrive at Walla Walla first the
wind, tbe grass, or the train. The wind
cams in first, the grass was a close
second, and the train was an even third
behind. Seattle Correspondence of the
New York World.
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