Republican news item. (Laport, Pa.) 1896-19??, June 09, 1898, Image 6

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Up with tho banner of the free!
Its stars nnd stripes unfurl.
Ami let the battle beauty blaze
Above the startled world.
No more around ly* towering staff
The folds shall twine again
Till falls beneath Its righteous wratU
The gonfalon of Spain.
That nag with constellated stars
Shines ever in the van!
And. like the rainbow in the storra
l'resages peace lo man.
For still amid the cannons' roar
It sanctifies the light,
And Haines along the battle lines,
The emblem of the Right.
It c~-ok* no conquest—knows no fear;
Cares not for pomp of state;
As pliant as the atmosphere,
As resolute as Fate. '
Where'er it iloats, on land or soa.
No stain its honor mars,
And Freedom smiles, her fate secure
Beneath its steadfast stars.
—Henry Lynden Flash, in New Orleans
| aBE" m
It's an awkward thing when master
and man are in love with the same
girl. One must give way, you see!
And if the master is that one* it's apt
to be bad for the man. Knowing this,
John Adams and Emily Bolton re
solved to keep their engagement to
themselves for a bit, until they could
start in life 011 their own account.
Why the girl had fallen in love with
the man instead of his master it would
puzzle a conjurer to tell. I'm sure
she couldn't have said herself. It
was he, John Adams, who suggested
secrecy, and Emily, after a little dis
pute, agreed.
Emily accepted John about Christ
mastime, and he urged that it would
be ruin to be discharged in the slack
"We'll keep it to ourselves till the
spring, my girl, and then we can snap
cur fingers at him," said John.
But Emily had 110 desire to snap
her fingers at Reuben Saunders. She
was not built that way. She felt sorry
for him, and wished hint all manner j
of good things. Still she was in love !
with John, and conse pieutly did as :
he told her.
But long before the spring came— j
in fact, it was the middle of February !
—it began to bo rumored about that
John and Emily were engaged. Reuben j
heard the report, and went straight
way to her father's cottage and asked
to see Emily.
Mrs. Bolton opene 1 the door. She
stepped back and called up the stairs:
«•' "Em'ly, Em'ly! Here's Mr. Saun
ders wants to see yer."
And then she went about her work
flit 1 left him standing at the open door.
She for her part preferred Reuben to '
John as a husband for her pretty '•
daughter. That she was the girl's j
mother and knew the value of money 1
by its lack may account for her pre- j
ference. Moreover, Reuben was as 1
good a man as John, though not so !
"I've only come to ask you a ques- 1
4ion, Emily," sail Rueben humbly I
when at last the girl appeared.
"Say on," said Emily, not quite at
Jier ease, for there had been a time
when she h»;l given Reuben encour- I
"I hear that you and John Adams
/re going to be married. " And Rueben
lifted his honest eyes and looked the
girl straight in the face.
"I don't see what business that is
j>f yours! I suppose we'vea right"—
began the girl angrily.
But before she could finish her sen- 1
lence Rueben said sadly, "I've got my
answer," A -, .d turned away.
The girl's heart smote her.
"Stay, Rueben, stay! It's not my
/ault. I did not want to keep it from
you. But—John said "
Emily stopped. The meanness of
it all ashamed her.
"I know, x know! Adams judged
jne by himself, and thought I should
Mirn him off as soon as 1 heard of it,"
aaid Saunders, bitterly.
Of course, John's sweetheart fired
TP at that.
"If you've got anything to say
4gainst John, you can say it to some
one elfo, Mr. Saunders," she cried
"I haven't!" lie shouted back,strid
ing off down the little path to the
front gate as Emily slammed the door.
"I'll give him a week's wages and
turn him off," Reuben told himself
passionately. Then Emily's sweet
face rose before him. "I can't do it
—I can't do it!" he muttered as he
strode 011, his hands deep down in his
trousers pockets, his head bent for
ward 011 his chest, a nobler man than
he thought himself.
It was with a heavy heart that
Emily went to meet her lover the next
day, which was Saturday, and there
fore a half holiday. She hail not seen
him since she had told Reuben of
their engagement, and was afraid to
hear what Reuben might have said to
John about it. ,
Tho first sight of John's face when
they met reassured her. As I said be
fore, lie wus a handsome young man,
and as he came smilingly np to her
"Emily felt certain that she loved him
dearly, and that he was in every way
a more desirable man than Saunders.
Which, strange to say, was not what
she always thought about him in his
absence. After their usual greeting
they turned and walked on together.
"The boss has been very civil to me
this morning," said John, "called me
into that little office of his and said he
thought as he'd heard of a place as'd
suit me. Kind of foreman's place
down in the shires; a place called Bur
dock, I think he said."
"Oh, John, how good of him!" ex
claimed the girl.
"H'm," said John, with a conceited
•mile: "don't vou see he wants to get
rid of me wants me out o' the way
so be can come after you."
"No—no; be knows better."
"He's a precious sigbt conceited to
know better. Lor' I did laugh in my
sleeve as I thanked him, and said as
I'd be glad if he'd speak a word for
me. If I get it we'll be married right
away. Now you see how wise it was
of me to insist on you saying nothing
about our being engaged."
"You're quite wrong!" crie l Emily,
who had in vain tried to interrupt the
flow of her sweetheart's words. "It's
because he knows. He came nnd
asked me yesterday and I told him!"
"l'ou told him we was going to be
married?" •.*. -■»»—* "
"Yes, I told him," repeated Emily.
"Well, I'm blowed!" And John
looked as if after that nothing would
surprise him any more. Then after
a few minutes' consideration: "He
must be a fool!" be exclaimed.
To this Emily vouchsafed no reply,
! so John, not exactly understanding
her silence, changed the subject by
j saying:
"E'm, you've often wanted togo
! over the old Manor House, and you
won't have many more chances if I
get this place. Shall we go now?"
Emily agreed. She knew the care
taker, so there would be uo difficulty
in getting in.
They hud wandered about the old
place for twenty minutes, and had been
everywhere except up in the towers,
which was the oldest part of the house.
It had been shut up from the public,
as dangerous, for the last two years.
John proposed that they should go up
to the top and see the view. Emily
was frightened, but he laughed her
out of her fears, or out of the expres- 1
sion of them. So they went up, and
John, who was in a teasing mood, in- ,
sisted on their gettiugout on the roof,
which was done by means of a short
ladder, leading through a trap door.
Though the day was warm for the
time of year, Emily soon felt bitterly
cold, and said she must go down.
John led the way, but had hardly got
bis foot off the la*t rung of the ladder ,
when he felt the tower begin to rock.
With the impulse of a coward, sca'rce
staying to give a hasty shout to Emily
to follow, he rushed down the stone
stairs nnd out of the place. A ma
ment later there was a series of creak
ing reports, and three sides of the
building tell with a crash to the ground,,
leaving Emily crouching down in a
corner of the roof, which still hung to
the remaining side.
Adams run into the road shouting
for a ladder. Soon a crowd was col
lected and the ladder was fetched.
Too short! Another tvas found, and
while willing hands were lashiag tli *
ladder together Reuben drove up in
his cart.
When he heard what hail happened
he took John's place in binding the
ladders together, saying:
"You. go and tell her whait we're
doing. I'll see to this."
Reuben had the habit of authority,
so John went.
When the ladders were firmly bound
Reuben and two others carried them
through the iron gates«into the little
park where the crowd stood. A mixed
crowd of men, ami women and chil
dren stood breathlessly gazing up at ,
the corner where Emily crouched, her
face covered, not seeming to hear the i
encouraging words her lover was
shouting up to her.
Reuben looked at the wall. "We
must be quick," said he to the man
next to him, "or it'll be down before
we can get her off." Then after a
moment he added: "It won't bear the
weight of the ladder. Run and fetch
the one off my cart."
This was done,and in a few minutes
the third ladder was pushed through the
rungs of the first about four feet from
the top, making an isosceles triangle.
Two men were placed at the foot of
each ladder to steady it,and the whole i
reared sideways against the wall, the
apex almost touching Emily and the
upright leaching up above her head.
John hadn't been of much help —he
was like one distraugh', but when all
was ready Reuben turned to him and
"Now tell her to get on the ladder.
Tell her too look up and catch hold of
the frame above her head. Tell her
she is quite safe."
John shouted up these instructions,
but without more result than making
Emily half stretch out her hand and
sliudderingly cover up her face again.
The demon Funk possessed the girl.
Then Reuben:
"It's all right, Miss Bolton. You
just get on the ladder—quick, and
you'll be safe enough. There's half a
dozen of us holding it at the bottom,"
he shouted, encouragingly.
No answer. No movement.
Reuben turned to John ouce more.
"Look here, man,"he said, "you
must go up and fetch her."
"Go np that ladder? It wouldn't
beat - the weight of both of us."
"Some one must fetch her down. If
you won't. I must."
"I'll hold the ladder."
"Pshaw!" And Reuben turned
away. Then suddenly turning back:
"Mind you, if I get her down safe I
try my luck again." And, shouting to
the men to hold the ladder firm, he
cautiously went up.
"Emily,"said he,as he touched her,
"We must change places, my girl."
She looked at him, her eyes wild with
fright. "That's right! You keep
looking at me and doing as I tell you,
and you'll be as safe as a trivet," said
he, cheerfully, though his heart was
working like a steam engine. How he
managed to change places with Emily
he never knew. He always said it
was her trust in him that did it. When
she was safe on the ladder and he
clinging to the fragment of wall he
said, impressively:
*'Go down the ladder as quickly as
you can I'll follow. In two minutes
the whole place'll be down."
Emily gave him one swift look that
sent the blood tingling through his
veins, and in less than a minute she
was on the ground. John, who had
not beeu allowed to hold the ladders,
tried to put his arm round her, but
| she pushed him from her as she
j breathlessly watched Eeuben's de
i scent. Then, turning on him:
"Go!" she cried. "Go! When I
marry, I'll marry—l'll marry a man!"
After that she fainted.
She did marry a man. His name
was Eeuben Saunders. John Adams
! got the foreman's place in the shires,
j —Brooklyn Standard-Union.
! The President'* Facilities for Obtaining
News From the Front,
A war chamber has been established
at the White House. A force of work
men, including electricians, have beeu
j employed transforming the room for
\ merly occupied by Private Secretary
| Porter into a presidential war cham
ber. The room faces south and it is
j contiguous to the president's business
, office and the cabinet-room. War maps
of Cuba, the West Indies, and the eu
; tire eastern and western hemispheres
; have been arranged upon the walls for
| the convenience of the president.
I Three sets of telegraphic instruments
have been placed in the room for the
transmission of information to the
president direct from all points of the
While the war is going on a new set
of rules will be in force at the execu
tive mansion. The "war chamber"
will be locked from the inside, so that
the doorway through which visiting
statesmen have hitherto passed en
route to the president's room is block
aded until further orders. Arthur
Simmons, the sable messenger who
guards Private Secretary Porter's door,
is to be moved down to the president's
door, ou which a puss key and lock
has been placed. Captain Loeffier
will continue as outside guardian to
the cabinet room as of old. A spring
lock will also be placed upon the cab
inet door, so that senators, represen
tatives and other privileged callers,
who have previously hail free access
to these rooms, will have to be an
nounced or wait until the latch is
lifted before they are allowed to reach
the president.
The reason given £<»• this new rule
of practice and the precautions, which
.**vor of exclusiveness, is that the
president, desires every reasonable
facility for obtaining information from
the front. The cabinet room, his pri
vate office, and the "'war chamber" are
a consecutive suit. It is not always
convenient for the president to cross
the corridor to visit the executive tele- j
graph office. As a matter of conven
ience to the president and tlxe mem
bers of the cabinet, Private Secretary 1
Porter vacated his office and moved
over to the room formerly used as the
telegraph office. Now the president
will have free and unobstructed access
to the rooms running along the south
ern front of the mansion. The re
strictions temporarily placed on offi
cial visitors will prevent the president
and his callers from eml>arrassineut at
periods when it may lie necessary for
the president to deny himself to even
bis best friends. Hitherto it has been
the practice for senators and repre
sentatives to walk right into the pres
ident's room without knocking. The
new arrangement may prove a little
irritating at first, but it is believed
that reasonable men will appreciate
the necessity for the change under ex
isting circumstances. Washington
Correspondence Charlestun News and
Honor* for Three Dora.
In i.u editorial notice of the death
of Joo, a dog, the Charleston (S. C.)
News and Courier says:"He was a
dog, but he was a gentleman. He
gave ofl'ense to no one, he was ad
mired by all. His manners wore
charming, his disposition perfect.
He was the delight of wompn and
little children, and his master loved
him—he was so beautiful, so patient,
so faithful, so true."
Tho rather unusual scene of a
funeral for a dog and mourners who
shed real tears was witnessed in
Wooster, Ohio, recently. The dog
was a fox-terrier, the property of Dr.
W. F. Derr, an animal highly prized
by the ladies of the household and
the children. A coffin was prepared,
and as neatly made and covered as
though it held the body of an infant.
The casket lay instate for some hours,
and with its flower-laden top was
viewed by many. Wheu the time
came to lower the coffin into the
ground four boys acted as pallbearers
and a few appropriate words were
spoken as the box was lowered into
the earth.
A. J. Chevalier, a Frenchman, and
residing in Columbus, Ohio, is griev
ing over the death of a favorite dog
called Diana. Out of respect for its
decease he placed crape<on his door,
and gave the dog a first-class funeral.
The body of Diana was placed in a
pretty white coffin, bearing a silver
plate suitably inscribed, and prepared
for burial. Mr. Chevalier wanted to
lay the remains in his own yard, but
the department of health* forbade it.
He requested a local minister to de
liver the fuueral oration; and closed
his business till after the interment.
About fifty employes of the grief
strickeu man attended the fuueral
Till- Military Spirit.
"I have just come from the oil re
gions," remarked the Casual Caller
to the Snake Editor, "and I find that
the war feeling has got into the pe
troleum producing business."
"How is that?"
"Drilling is going on actively."—
Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
Popular With Wheel women.
The skirt here illustrated by May
\lanton is one of the most practical
«ul comfortable yet offered to wheel
.vomen, being shaped with six gores
that hang evenly and will not sag. It
is of moderate width, measuring three
yards and three-quarters in the medium
jize. The back gore,{straight in cen
tre, is gathered at the top and arranged
underneath the pleats of the side gores
that meet in centre back, thus giving
the fulness necessary to fit well over
the saddle without the inconvenience
of the intricate saddle gore. Placket
openings are finished with triple
pointed overlaps and closed with but
tons and buttonholes, the band that
finishes the top of the front lapping
over with hooks into loops on the belt
that supports the skirt and closes in
centre front.
Closely woven fabrics of good weight,
such as cheviot, tweed, serge, golf and j
covert suitings, are recommended for
bicycle wear, a six or eight incli facing ;
of moreen firmly stitched on the inside |
being a correct and safe finish for the :
foot of the skirt. No binding should
be used, and all seams should be
double-stitched. A biej-cle suit can
not be too well sewed.
To make this skirt for a woman of
medium size four yards of forty-four
inch material will be required.
A Smart Toilet.
For a swell tailor made style noth
ing surpasses the cutaway jacket.
Made of hunter's green cloth, with
collar of velvet a shade darker and
worn over a vest of ecru corduroy and
skirt of plaid that combines the ecru
and green with brown, and a thread of
yellow. A smarter toilette than the
design by May Manton shown in the
large engraving has yet to be seen.
The jacket fronts are fitted by sin
gle bust darts and flare open below
the bust, over which the closing is ef
fected by three cloth covered tailor
buttons and buttonholes.
Above the closing small revers roll
back, meeting the rolling collar of vel
vet in notches. The back fita smooth
ly, a graceful outliue being given by
the usual back, side back, and under
arm seams, coat laps being arranged
below the waist line in centre bock.
The two seamed sleeves are in latest
style, aud may be plaited or gathered
at the top as fancy dictates.
The jacket can be of any seasonable
cloth, or suiting to match or contrast
with the skirt, ns here delineated.
The design here shown provides a
vest, or any blouse or shirt waist can
be substituted.
To make this jacket for a lady of
medium size one and five-eighths
yards of material fifty-four inches wide
will be required.
Gown For a ••While Wedding."
An original gown to be worn by the
maid of honor at a "white wedding"
is of soft white cloth, heavily braided
in white on the skirt. The bodice
opens at the skirt over a small yoke of
mousseline de soie, edged with pointed
lapels embroidered in white and gold
threads. Folds of mousseline de soie
starting from under the right arm
cross to the left and are finished with
a bow and ends. The tight sleeves are
entirely braided, and the rather high,
straight collar will be softened by a
collar of string pearls fastened with a
miniature clasp.
Brocaded Silks.
An effort is being made to revive
the popularity of brocaded silks, and
it looks as though their day would
once more come round. Some of the
shops show rich patterns in both
black and colored silks.
CosttiMie m Beige Cloth.
The accompanying design shows a
tailor made costume in beige cloth of
a light texture. The skirt is quite
tight, like a fourreau in the upper
part, moderately large half way down,
and widens considerably to the bottom.
It is made in two parts. The upper
part is composed of a yoke set in round
the waist and joined half way down to
a deej) flounce taille en forme, which
composes the lower part. The yoke
is joined to the flounce by nine rows
of stitching, which run around the
skirt behind and rise up to the waist
in tlje centre in front. The flounce,
which forms small godets behind, is
flat in front, and forms a narrow
apron, edged by the rows of stitching.
The corsage is a blouse, with short
crenelated basques stitched like the
skirt, which stitching is continued up
thd front and forms a square round
the neck, and the sides almost meet
down to the waist, just enough space
being left to show a front of white
moire, ridged with narrow velvet rib
bon, very close together at equal dis
j tanees. Six small velvet bows are
sewed on the front at equal distances
bet v eu the neck atul the waist. The
J collar is li'gh aud very much sloped
, away. It is lined with white moire,
striped with black ribbon velvet, and
the neck trimming is similarly treated.
The sleeves are rather full above the
elbow and are set in with large pleats.
From the elbow to the wrist they are
smaller and widen over the hand. The
cuffs are stitched in the same style as
the rest of the costume. The waist-
band is composed of a soft and rather
narrow gold ribbon, with three gilt
filigree ornaments, the centre one in
front serving as a buckle and the oth
ers as slides to adjust the waistband.
Don't Tobacco Spit and Smoke tour Ilh Away.
To quit tobacco easily and forever, be maj.
netlc. full of life, nerve and vigor, take No-To-
Bac, the wonder-worker, that makes weak men
strong. All druggists, 500 or fl. Cure guaran
teed. Booklet onil sample free. Address
Sterling Bemedy Co.. Chicago or New York
Maine factories sold .-*1230,000 worth of
shoo j.egs in 1997.
Dr. Morgan's "Fnt-Ake'' Powder.
A certain cure lor tired, aching, swelling
and perspiring feet. "Fut-Ake" cures bunions,
corns, chilblains, frostbites. Ingrowing nails,
not stinging feet; also cures and prevents
misters, callous and sore spots on the feet.
Price, 10 cents «t all druggists', or sent by
jnall for six g-eent stamps. Sterling Pharma
cal Co., 9Uj Myrtle Avenue. Brooklyn, N. V.
schools ot Spain there ore only
719,00 0 girls.
To Cure A Cold in One Day.
| Take Laxative Brorao Quinine Tablets. All
Druggists return! money If it falls to cure. 35c.
A whistling eel has been discovered in
the Fiji Islands.
Fits permanently cifred. No (Its or nervou«-
ness after first day's use of Or. Kline's Great
Nerve Restorer. B:.'trial bottle and treatise free
DN. It. H. KLINE, Ltd..uai Arch St.,Phila.,Pa.
The ropes oa a first-class maa-of-war
cost about 315,000.
The face of humanity displays fewer pimples
than formerly. Reason—Glenn's -ulpliur boap.
Hill's Hair & Whisker Dye. black or brown, SOc.
In 1897 there were 3326 fires In Chicago,
an increase of 912 over the previous year.
Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup'for children
teething, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays palp, tmres wind collo, 25c.a bottle.
A sort of opium Is obtained from the
common lettuce.
Educate Tour Bowels With CHS carets.
•« Ca „l dy Cathartic, cure constipation forever.
100, 25c. If C. C C. fall, druggists refund money.
Holland Is the only country in Europe
that admits coffee free of duty.
What You Get
When You Buy Medicine is a Mat
ter of Creat Importance.
Do you get that which has the power to
eradicate from your blood all poisonous
taints and thus remove the cause of dis
ease? Do you buy HOOD'S Sarsaparllla
and only Hood's ? If you do, you may take
It with the utmost confidence that it will
do you good. Remember
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Is America's Greatest Medicine. SI; six for $5.
Hood's Pit's rare blllomnens. indigestion.
Sour Stomach
••After I was Induced to try CASCA
UETS, I will never be without them iu the house
My liver was Id a very bad shape, and my head
ached and I had stomach trouble. Now. since tak
In* Cascarets. I feel tine. My wife has also used
them with beneficial results for sour stomach "
Jus. Kreulinu, 1921 Congress St., St. Louis. Mo.
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Nil* I U*DAU gists to CTJBE Tobacco Habit.
Barnacles on Metal Ships.
In the old days of wooden ships the
boring insects which live in wood
were their chief foes. Teakwood ac
quired its reputation as a shipbuilding
material because of its supposed im
munity from these vermin.
Steel ships suffer from barnacles,
which foul their bottoms much] more
rapidly than they do wooden ones.
These strange marine growths are
sometimes as big as one's fist ad
here to the metal plates with tremen
dous force, and besides impeding the
ship themselves they catch seagrass
and other rubbish and drag it through
the water.
When a dry dock is not available
metal ships have to have their bottoms
cleaned by divers. When the battle
ship Massachusetts was recently
cleaned barnacles and grass covered
her hull to such an extent that she
could not have made more than ten and
one-half knots an hour.—Chicago
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More than a million women have been
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Every woman who needs advice
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