The Middleburgh post. (Middleburgh, Snyder Co., Pa.) 1883-1916, March 26, 1903, Image 6
M1DDLEBURG POST. THE SECRET. The workman wrought f.T hlnuelf alon Knil haxfl Ms fancy In marhle tone; Stranpt'ly h. n t V.'.s r-xl anJ whim. ; I"reclous niii r rr. ... i' iwd. to him: Put th maMvr rjw i; an.1 turned away tttttrrly tmllir.K. n.- v.ii.i t-hir ilJ ay: Here nay 1 ::: - 'V '" lut. But only a Renin ni l mui it out." Xhe workman .: -;ht with a m.Mi-f far.. X noblrr In:. ! of v.oii.lrnr Krare, Bubtlv lovilv in llnili an. I iln.'. plest with til.- ti'ii.'h ..f Ihr Rift iltvinr: Hut the Rtiittx s"lylH!. us lie hM hit lian.l; 'To US 'tis Uivni to lia.l.'rslalnl; Hut what Is h- re f.ir tlf throns In-low Our little Lr-.tlnrs wli.i Co not knowV The workman summon, il his wit ami will. An.l mmle a lluure wiih plrasinK skill. Set It up where the world mli-'ht k'aze. An.l rev.l.. I le.p t;i the 1 pie's praise: Hut the master frowned as he said: "My son. Worse than this may I ever be d..ne. You hi.ve mocked the K'.ft of the Reds on hltih For the base il. lislit of the vulfiar rye!" The workman toiled in norrow nn1 shame, l'oruot himself and his hope and fame, WorkiiiK for nothinu I ut work iilone. And the thinK he fashioned was searee liV own: But the people w.'ndeied and wept and smiled. Youth and elder, woman and child: And the master said: 'Vou have done your part. The simple truth Is the itoal of art." Francis lanu. In Youth's Companion. A Romance of the Agony Column. By Marion Morris. ITIIKi: f 1 lifin-- Mint is 1" si-.y, illirr Dick llercsfiinl tmr Olivn Jiiifscll- iuile iiiiili-rstoocl luw tin ilisnfrrei incut illicit li.nl led Id tin brrakinir nil nf the I'liuafjeinilit 1 1 : i 1 conic :i I ii ii t , lint tlien it so f reiiient ly lia'iiiis that J pie win" lire fond of rarh oilier iii;iitcI :i 1 n t ii.tliiti',r nt nil. ami wninler lmw thrv cmilil linw lirliaw-il so l'.iiili-lilv Anvliow. the inisuinlcT-tiiinliii? li:i'l nrisi'ii. ::ii ! a I'ertain tr 11 rinir. piircliasi-tl I Dick only week; previuu-.lv, had liooii relllflf il to llilll li.V VC'istel'ed e t, with a c. Id lit lie letler that well lifjli dime him In the v-rv of despair. Another man in tin- ein-iiinslaiiees Would hae rcfilsrd to arri-pt his Collide UN. I woiihl haw one siraiiiin to hi- sweet lionrl's house i ml de manded a reconciliation on tie spot. Bill Dick r.eresford was not as other moii. Pride was his predominant fault, even as it was the fault i.f the pirl lie hned, nnd pride rose up in liiH path and liarred nil return, unless Olivi made tin lirvt overtures in t In direction nf reunion. Thus did it come about Unit two people were made, intensely miserable, nnd doulit jess; ,,oiiltl have iryiuliit-u do uuu the intervention of tin extraordinary ineiilent which the lines that follow will endeavor to describe. One evcninij, some six months afl' t the canceling of the . enfrair" ' Olive at with her teacup in her Ii.-. : i, looking intensely woebegone, liet mother, who wtis the only other oe cupaut of the tea table, regarded ho With anxious cxpivs-du. "Viiii look lniseiii- !.-. ! :ir," she aiil. snftlv. "I am miserable," replied the girl. There was a short pause, and then Mrs. liasselt observed: "I'.ver since you sent young Uorcs ford aw;iy you have been anything but yourself." Olive laughed bitterly. "I wish I were anybody but my self," she made answer, putting down licr cup with an abrupt gesture, "and, better still. 1 wish 1 were dead." "Olive:" 'Mother, it is the truth. I've noth ing left to live for. and the days seem to me like weeks." "It is your own fault. Vou dis missed pour young l'.eresford in a moment of temper and now you are Borry fi r it." "Sorry or not, it was as much Ids doing a mine, lie hail no right positively no right to use the words lie did." "I think you were both in the wrong, and if yon were sensible you would write liim a nice little note suggesting a reconciliation." "I Mould Kooncr be burned alive first." The girl's checks flamed, and she stamped the tloor with her small feet no passionately that Mrs. 1 '.asset t looked up in alarm, "I line Dick now as I have always loved hi:n." she said presently, "but do you tiiinlc I could ever humiliate myself to do what you advise? It's ont of the tiiestion." "Suppose lie came hack to you of his own accord, lunv then'.'" Olive shook her head decisively. "Vou don't know him as I do, mother mine," she replied quickly, "lie n-.Y to say that we were a well mate';.. I pair, for both of us were as proud i.s l.ucifcr. And so wo are. Kach '. rs wants the other to speak first, and so we're at a sort of dead lock f.r i vcr and ever." "In i . young days," returned Mrs. l!asse;t. "men were different. If a man 1( ! ti woman he put his pride in his p..ckct and did not pause to consider vho should be the first to npologln for a fancied grievance. Dnt that was 30 years ago," she udded, with a smile, "and times have changed." Olive nude no comment on this re flection. ,-fiu was thinking of the happy d-.ya which she had enjoyed with. D':. k of the long, delightful evening- at the theater, of the pleas ant S'liol iy afternoons, of the myriad joyo i '.ours that go to make up the courtship of a man nnd a maid, and for n moment her ryes grew soft frith happiness. But aoon the dull reality forced its way back Into het brain, and aha sighed heavily. That same afternoon Dick Beres ford was lounging In the Bniokeroom of his club, feeling intensely de pressed. Already he had had re--ourse to several drinks to revive his Jrooping spirits, but these adjuncts to gaycty did not produce the de sired effect. "The stuff they sell at this cluo grows worse and worse," he remarked livagely to his chum, .lack Alling linni. who sat in the adjoining orm rhnir. "I shall really have to say fnmcthing about it in the suggestion book." "Seems nil right to me," replied Allinghain in a cheery tone. "There's something troubling yon, Dick, apart from the whisky, tome, out with it, and let's sec if 1 can help you." l'.eresford was in that melancholy j condition when a luau seeks sym pathy from the nearest available source, and, encouraged by young Allinghain's friendly manner, he de cided to relate to that gentleman the Incident in connection with Olive, lie therefore proceeded to do so nftcr some little hesitation, whilst the other man listened with ti half nnmseil expression. "Well," said licresford at length, when the recital was concluded. "what do you think nf the business'.' "1 think vou're n fool." 'Thanks for your candor, but your remark, whilst niliuil'nhl V forcible, IS hardly helpful. 1 want your udvici not your objurgations." "Advice: Croat Scott, what's the use of asking for advice? Isn't the solution of the difficulty as plain as the head waiter's hint for a tip when he's giicn you an extra bad day's dinner'.' Write 1o the girl at once or. better still, see her at once, and make it up.' iis the kids say." "Allingham, I can't do it." "Vou won't, you mean." "Can't or won't, it's nil the same. When I was a boy I was thrashed for ten days running because I refused to admit that I was in the wrong, and I belieie that the same old pride, or wh-tou-r it is, sticks in tin- still." ';'' ". the sooner you get it out of yn the better, for that kind of pride causes i:,ore bother than half tin other ii.es that liesli is heir to. Any how, I'm- given my opinion, and yoit j iMii-t take it or h ave it, as our pawn j broking friends say." "I'm afraid." replied l'.cret ford, I slowly, "that I shall have to leave it." The other man Took up a newspa : per and said no more, whilst Dick j !eresf..rd followed his example. Languidly raising a copy of the Iilado from the .of, whither it had fallen ;y hands of n fellow erased the columns of with anything but nb- .1 -t. I listlessly from page presently he lighted . tion of the newsimner (lie "Agony Column." his gaze became glued to d page, his heart beat like from tin mend" r. I that ioiii" sotl.ing i:. liis e to page iron th: known i. IV- -nth' f print : Menni hammer, and he leaped from ids chair with a low cry of delight. "Ilal'ii!" exclaimed Allinghain, looking up sharply. "What's the mat ter.'" I'.ut Dick hardly heard the words, and had he heard them he would not have waited to answer his chum's question. Kaeing in the direction of the hat room he Hung himself into his overcoat, and then rushed down the club slops at breakneck speed. A hansom crawling westward swayed towards him. Dick jumped in and shouted to the driver to drive "like Jupiter" to the address he gave him. All the way Dick was hugging the club copy of the l!kide to his hcjirt, and was murmuring to himself in a delirium of neu-born happiness. "The dear, sweet little girl," he muttered, "how good, how kind of her to make the first overtures, whilst I, like a stiff-necked ass, have been hanging iu the wind, too infer nally proud to say a single word of apology." With these nnd similar reflections, the voiing man consumed the tedium of the long drive, and when nt length the cab drew up ut Olive's door he leaped out with alacrity nnd Hung the man half u sovereign. "I expect 'e's backed u winner to day," thought the latter as he drove otT. The maid servant who opened the door iu answer to Dick's summons on the bell was a new arrival nnd did not know him. When, therefore, she impaired his name in order that she might convey it to her young mis tress, he said abruptly: "Tell her simply that cr there is a gentleman who wishes to see her at once." This would give Olive a surprise, he retlected, and would be a more in teresting method of return than the formal announcement of his name. With swiftly beating heart lie waited in the spacious hall whilst the maid departed, but he had not long to wait, for, after a moments' interval she tripped back and said politely: "Miss llassett will see you if you will step into the library, sir." licresford followed the servant, to wards the room in question, and 1tio girl, having thrown open the door and said simply: "Here Is the gen tleman, Miss," retired to the banc ment. Olive, wondering whom her unknown visitor might be, advanced towards him, nnd then fell back n step or two. "Dick Mr. licresford:" she breathed. "My own darling!" he cried, ns lie took her in his arms and covered her soft cheek with kisses. "What joy it is to be with you again. Forgive me for all my folly." Olive could hardly speak for Joy. That Dick should have coma back 9 Ms Mf Kisa je brf abandoned all hope of seeing him again semed to the girl wonderful, and a long pause ensued before she could trust herself to frame the first words. "It wns 1 who was guilty of folly, not you, she murmured, stroking his check gently; "it was I, all the time" lint Dick would not hear of this. He vowed thnt he was the original sinner, and that whatever blame there was in connection with the disagreement should rest upon his shoulders. I litis did the two foolish mortals wrangle in loving accents. and it was not until the affair had been compromised by each allowing the other to admit that perhaps there was a tiny measure of fault on both sides that Olive asked shyly: "Dick, dear, I 1 want to ak you a question. "tin on, my own pot." "What was it that made you re solve to to come to see to-night?" A puzzled expression swept over his features. "I could not very well have done anything else," he made answer, "seeing that you hinted that if 1 came back everything would be nil right again." It was now Olive's turn to look puzzled. "Hinted? I don't understand," she murmured. "What hint did I give, Dick dear?" He smiled and placed his hands on her shoulder. "Why, you little goose," he cried, "surely you haven't forgotten your sweet advertisement in the 'agony column?'" "In the 'ag my column?' " She echoed the words with pained surprise, and it was obvious that he was speaking to her in the language of enigmas. "Ves; I came across it whilst glanc ing at the I'.lade at my club this aft ernoon, and you may be sure I lost no time in coming after that. See, here it is." He pulled forth from his breast pocket the copy of the newspaper and pointed 1o mi advertisement which ran thus: Dick l'orgivc and forget. Perhaps T was wrong. Who knows? Put let bygones be bygones ami come soon to your sorrowing Olive. A mighty Hush came into the girl's cheek as she read the words "Dick." she breathed, "J- inserted that announcement, i'ntil this moment I had never set my eyes on it, and I cannot for the life of me understand how it got into the pa per." "P.nt I can," he replied with flash ing eves, as he threw his arm around her slender waist ami pressed her more closely to himself "I can" "Vou?" "Ves. The affair is simply the re sult of a eoineidonoe of mimes n blessed and glorious coincidence. Ooioc tiUtrp oimplrt, nnmed respective ly Olive and Dick, have quarreled, just as we quarreled, nnd the Olive of the advertisement, like a good sensi ble girl, was the first to say 'come back.' " Olive nodded sagely. "Ves," she acquiesced, "yes. is the explanation." Chicago To Cure a Cold in One Day Tcke Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. Mimon feme sold In Mst 12 months. This siematnrfk nV. StTjCfy In TwoD ft. ini. &;j i Eioirrttrd. VThen the urgent cull wns received at the doctor's oflice he was out attend ing another patient, and consequently did not reach the house until twohours ufterwnrd. As he entered he met the undertaker coming out. "Ah!" he ex claimed, with a look nf deep chugriu. "This Is bad. I am, then.too late." "Don't blame yourself," said the un dertaker, composedly. "It is not your fault. Vou were not here." N. Y. ller ul Only One of the Kind. "Those Kuropcau kings seem to have a lot of trouble with their minister." "Sure." "They're constantly makiiigchangetf in their cabinets." ".Naturally." "Why naturally?" "llccause if all the ministers should be in harmony tome day they'd discov er that they didn't need u king at all." DiuoLiyn Kngle. KsprnnlvF. Clarence What's the matter, old chap? Vou look nil cut tip. Kcginuld My sibtcr is going to mar ry a duke. Clarence That's nothing to feel clow nlkcarted over jou ought to be proud. Reginald Yes; but 1 can't afford to be proud. It's going to cost the old man such a lot nf money ihat I'll have to go lo w ork. ,1 uilgc. Ilia Only Kxcunp. "Your honor," testily cried counsel f"i' the plaintiff, "I protest this case tdiouhl go on; the defense has secured many postponements, and it's learned counsel is micr ready because he is afraid " I 'Tie got a good ext use," interrupted the "learned" counsel for the defense. I "I deny it. 'Ignorance of the law ex- cus.es no one' " Philadelphia Dress. The Popular Tbinv to $ny. The sermon was exceptionally long, and the minister had just reached tne I never ! t f vc n t h division of his subject. .uu now, mar brethren, he ex llaimed, "what shall 1 say more?" "Amen," suggested the thoughtless man who had juet waked up. Chicago l'ust. ! FURNITURE..... If jou are in mtd of Furniture, Carpets, Matliiis, Knos, Oilcloth, LinoleuniJ'Ltee C'liititiiiss, YVinuVw Similes, Pictures, and ii:.., i' ii it- i ii. ii re j-rallies, give us a call. Me suit vou in can Style and in Prices Our stock is new and up-to-date. It is no trouble to show goods and quote prices. REPAIRING neatly and prompt I j' done. Lewistown Furniture Co,, No, 1214 Valley St. Felix Block Grent Core. The Doctor Ves; 1 understand what ails you. You can't tdeep. Take this prescription to the druggist. (Next day) liood morning; you hk bitter to-day. Have you slept well? Petersen Like a top. 1 feel like a new man. Doctor How many sleeping pow ders did you take? retcrs.n (surprised) I didn't take ny. 1 gave a couple of them to the tia'by. Dagblailit. An OpIimUt. "Do vou think that the world is very wicked?" "I assuredly do not," answered Miss Cayenne. "No on is burprised at any i Standard. one's beinggood. It is the normal state of affairs. It is only when people do wrong that any astonishment iu pro- Xcsacd." Washington StftrV No In a Snniiilll. "Shut that door:" bellowed theirate ! merchant. "Where were you brought up. sir in a sawmill?" "Well, I'm not sure as to that," re I plied the young drummer in honeyed accents, pressing both hands to his ears, "but of one thing I can assure you, j feir, and that is that 1 was not brought up in a boiler factory.' fcyrneuse in a That Trib une. He Had. "Have you ever written anything," said his cynical friend, "to make the world happier or better?" "Kather," cjuoth the insurance agent who sometimes dabbled in verse. "I have written $4l)l),(mo worth of life in surance within the last year." Chi cago Tribune. Oprra Kiifht In Kilen, Eve had just arrayed herself I pirdje p f t n i yj'' ' t ' ' Uh, Adam, she (filed ecsiw ..Jv "Isn't this just lovely?" "Ijcautiful!" assented her spouse, with a sardonic grin. "I suppose you are attired for' the opera?" Hastily linking his arm in hers, he led the way ton grove where the ptero dactyls were singing. X. Y. Times. I She I make it a point never to be . lieve more than half I hear. J He Hut the trouble is you women , generally believe the wrong half. Tempo. Fnlt. yllere fce TroubIo tom , An up town woman r ntly went llej hope J oU didu., hvVivye wliat with some friends to Cape May '.V tl.v jj bout me. water, and became interested in the picturesque attire of the weather beaten features of an old chap In sailor togs who boarded the boat at i nest el . lie spoKe to nooooy, oui sat ii.,,,,.,... , ; in his chair and gazed afar until the! ! landing was in sight, when he nrose, Incle Itenlirn Sni hiihIh a voracious inroad on the huge "1 kin sot down an' gib my feller man plug of "navy" he had been using on advice by de hour an' feel as compla the trip, took from the folds of his j cent ns an old hen about it, bin de niinit blouse a huge telescope, nnd proceed ed to sweep the horizon. Then he turned, doffed his cap, and courteous ly passed tin glasn to the ladies. When they returned it, one of them remarked: "That is an excellent telescope, sir." '.'Yes, miss it be that," he replied. "That there 'scope was given to mo by Lord Nelson." "Nelson?" repeated one my feller man begins to ndvb e me I git nil upsot ober it an' wonder what de idiot am tnlkin' 'bout. Detroit Free l'ress. of the ladies. "Why, he's been dead nearly a hundred years!" "Well I'm blowedl" exclaimed the 'sad old tar. " 'Oiv the time do fly!" Philadelphia Times. TralliiK the Sermon. The minister of a parish In a part of New Kngland where doctrinal points are considered of great impor tance says that his test of a satis factory sermon is the opposite of that which is commonly applied. "My clerical friends in the city fell me that so long ns their congrega tions appear wide-awake and inter ested they feel encouraged," he said to a visitor, "but with me it's differ ent. "Of course I wish to interest the congregation, but if I look over to lleaeoa Drew's pew, nnd then to Deacon Snow's, nnd see them with their eyes closed and heads nodding, I feel thnt all is well. Just as surely as I discover them wide-nwnke nnd alert after I've been preaching for ten minutes, I know that there's something wrong, to their minds, nnd that I shall hear what it is as soon as the service is over." Youth's Companion. Her Mother Friend. A fond mother impressed upon her Infant daughter that when she wns naughty it was Satan who made her so. On a subsequent occasion there was an extra disturbance in the nursery, with much stamping of tiny feet and derangement of the furni ture. "Elsie," cried her mother, en tering the room, "what docs this mean?" And a small voice replied, "Oh, I s'pose it's your old friend Eftten again!" London Globe. Rot Coin to Be SllgMad. "Ah, what a clever man your hus band is," said Mrs. Oldcastle. "It was very lovely of him to tell me that I wjis not growing old, but merely gradually undergoing the transfor mation that is necessary to make an flngel of a beautiful women. Still, I gave hint a Itoland for his Oliver." "Did JosiaJi give you an Oliver?" her hostess exclaimed. "I'll make him give me one the minute he conies home from the ofliee. I wonder if he got it from one of them friends of his that was here yesterday from Denver?" Chicago Ilccord-Herajd. Two Mmilnim. When first I kissed sweet Mnrpuerltn, When tirst I kissed sweet Marguerite, 8he blusheA ro?e red, An.l sternly (.aid: "Vou mustn't:! Stop!!!" Last iiIbIu I klfft'if twtct MarKuerlt, Last nlKlit I klsscil pM tet .Mursuerlte, She blushed rope red, ' Hut sweetly mill: "You mustn't ttop." L'tlca observer. niUVT W.tT VAllIETV. ' Johnson Will drink? Johnstein Xoj N. Y. Sun. you have another I'll take the same. The Wirlulit of Evidence. First Monkey l'rof. ISnbooii deliv ered quite nn interesting discourse on the question: "Do the human animals think?" Second Monkey What is the pro fessor's opinion? First Monkey Well, he doesn't know, exactly. He says they cer tainly do a good many things which indicate that they don't. l'uck. Following Order. Mrs. Hiram Offen Here, llridget, see how dusty it is under the bed. Bridget Yes'm. Mrs. Hiram Offen Haven't I im pressed upon you that you must sweep under the beds? Itridget Av course, ma'am, nn' how could the dust get there if I hadn't swept it under? 1'hiladelphia 1'rcs.s. Klne Times Out of Ten. Archie Uncle Archibald, what ii a reformer? Uncle Archilwld A reformer, Archie, is a man who thinks he cau cover up his own shortcomings by loudly calling attention -to the faults of other people. Ilrookly n Life. Whyf The day It lire nits though It never falls The renson I'm jure 1 can't fee; The nlKht it falls but It does not break U'b very perplexing to me! St. Nicholas. E.NFAXT TKHKUILE. Venerable Aunt (who is nbout to de part) Oh, I do hope I won't miss the train. Little Johnny You won't, auntie; papa set the clock half an hour ahead. Fliegende Blaetter. A Change of Textore. "Her cheek wa velvet." thus declared His tweet love-note; but when, In court, These note were read aloud, he thought Her cheek was of a different sort. Town Toplot. Notice Special Coat Sax At il.,. M-;V .STOIIK We linve iliviilal t (liictiiui mi all Ladies c,,. tl. 1...1M... . lindy a cliance to buy a lirainl co'it before Christinas 'it a rt ....:.... ti i .i. pirn.-, mi-, .sue win oomtofj to-da. We will siiiik'oiir; customers when tiny m prices. llenieinber, every coat U I iiew'aiil the styles are kautiM Special bartrains in lid By Comfortables, Underwear, auJJ Ooods. Come in J;'J V-TttriWe to'Sho'"g86t HCsV A epecially grand make selections from. H. F. CleiW 440 Market St., SUXUURT, Three doors east of the Market Hi FURfJITI! Do you need anv fiiruid 1 If so, don't fail to rumetcf store and get our prices. I We can suit job style and prlctc from the chear I est to the bii$ grade. Hard wood, golden uak t Only $12.5 Mattresses - gi! Bedsprlns - $i. Good 'Will' 33nam.c i 13c xvitla jrin J. SUM JL lialrii, liockeM. i i.ikIim, S liusriU, Fancy mul cIimp 'J i, tension 1aiU-. Hiiliy Unlirt 2) and Uo-curts. I M. HARTMAN FL'RMTC'REl 4- Jlillliiibiirf 4kl J. J.4 J.S J. j j. ; J. :l.$rl Schroyer k 5my FIRE INSUKANC AG K NTS Jtepresent onl r rut-class panies Libtini: Clause aud I'lirpslllllir norm I nilltlll. Wearecommi--mv& ly1 lutnlna in iauita i alia A J business at our ofil.-e wuueWH All business ei trusted 9 will be promptly uttemkHi 1 or otherwise. OFFICE CHESTNUT Sh In Schroyer'8 Building, SELINtfOROVR Snyder County.