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Millbrook round table. (Millbrook, N.Y.) 1892-190?, December 24, 1892, Image 6

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Kithoia, NiCH tiiifttih tread MS,\ gr«ed and crime;— iattfiWrtlme “ •irrwj':.'*;: .... '‘'f?:lff A g.snd fewer tears iwearoHj iidlug still tlxe vao; .ISStt'**'-' ' a bravely press, S»»feM on the w a y • iOiae distress, [«i^T|5«orrwop ^ Idlest duty done, 'eserres. 3 - r su«i/roir JxcvvNiN^.: ; v l»we# liad always boon rich man. His broaii farm-buildings, ah4 c went to prove that s^ i n the p'l^si- piu^ hft^ often ,1 ifuJrf Howes' paper Mwf ffly thousand dol* r.i^reeiftted his worldly eul of the goodly stero b the idinlfhty had endowed ^ffivsw »s«^ to aasist the im waateoX ethers, wfertuttate or frugal, of Ittll a fottug farnaer and just t l f e i ^ e marrkd tho dangh- kU Me^jhors. Si'ftulhful bride proved to bo a s in every sense o f the word, I was througlj her energy and mce titat Jothain ore ho reached Uto age found himself above lat is, all maiei'ial want. Still t was one blessing which the All- Ib Ruler o f the Universe had denied iievisgi couple. They were child- luive no children of our * tefuarked the farmer one day, M oau at least assist some parents d have «t»ny, by assuming the re. Ability of roaring a portion of S’ fluck.’' Cfejfaeqnently it was dolormincd to \ a hoy and hgirj. *il tell you what we wiii do, 1ms- said Sofionia Howes. “'VV’o filE mako a short journey away from #te*vhlago, and Ihid some homeless liiMMi i « ‘aaother part of the State, so when the youth and mnidou grow ii|i they may not be annoyed by any wcollection of former associates.” This plan was settled upon, and ere many weeks the old farmhouse was enlivened by the laughter and prattle of a girl o f four years of age and hoy o f s ix Time passed, and the little waifs %r«w into the hearts of their foster- I^Kreuts. At length when EiUh was fifteen, oa^^lbert, the boy, was passing his fvemman year ill college, the woman WhouT they loved as a mother laid down her burdens o f this world and was borne bo,; rest leaving sad and aching hearts*' behind lO mourh her With the death pc his wife a change came over the w^rtt^ itplitA' 'though too good a Christian to rebel against the. will o f Heaven, ho nevertheless felt his bereavement heavily and be. moaned the departed bitterly, refus­ ing to be comforted. After the ftinoi-al Albert I'otitrncd to his studies, while Ruthresumed het^PttsCliold duties, and strove her Utmost to clieer the drooping spirits of the more tlikh pafoiit who was left to With the alteration in tlib dombanbr O f the owner of the Hotyes Rarm, there was also apparent a marlcod change^ in tlj© ^ostablishmeut itself. Head by head the cattle and horses were led aWay and sold. The hay in the fields and meadows Was coitvorled into money, even as it atood awitiluig the coming of the reaper. Jotham put no seed into t'lo fertile soil, but leased his grolind to his neighbors, What could this mean? S.mio of the village folks whispered that Albert was the cause. Tnat the boy was ftnuudoring his benefactor’s gold in x'ioious living, and a few of the more officious began to fcoi it their dul.v to remonstrate with the cro hii whole property should be swept away by, as they claiaiod,an ‘ mngcateful repirobate. ” Jotham heard them through,calmly, his face never changing from its ha­ bitual, unruffled expression, When they had finished he looked up and replied: ‘♦My friends, I am convinced that in your coming to me, you have been actuated by kindly feelings for my welfare, and therefore forgive, you fOf 80 cruelly maligning the absent youth. Hut you wifi pardon me i f I, afythis moment, positively forbid any of you to interfere in my affairs, and assure ydii it would be vpry ploasing to me if you would, in the future, mind your biisiuoss.” ' The astonished visitors, rendered almost speechless by the squire’s re­ ception of their presumption, with­ drew, and by ominous shakes of the heads signified their disapproval of their townsman’s action. Left alone with Enth, the old farm­ er took the maiden’s hand, and with moistened eyes, pleadingly asked: “My child, you do not believe what those people hint in regard to Albert, do you?” .“Ho, father, no indeed. My broth­ er is too honorable, and too deeply impressed with your kindness to him —and to me—to abuse your coufidcnca and trust in Mm.” “You are right, Ruth. Instead of squandering my money the boy actu­ ally disobeys mo in not using enough of it to place himself in the social cir­ cle which I want him to fill. But you must not call him your brother, Ruth, for ho bears no such relations to you, other than by association.” Here the farmer glanced quickly up into the beautiful face before him, and as ho detected a slight blush laantling the fair cheek, ho smiled' for ha thought he read the heart of tho gentle qne and it pleased, him. He changed the subject, saying: “Do not allow the idle prattle of our noiglihors to disturb you. The disposition of my property may seem strange in their sight, and perhaps in yOUrs also, but be assured, that when I am gone ------ hero Ruth placed her hand quickly on her adopted parent’s head as though to chock him ------ . ‘Hay,” continued Jolliam, “ do not interrupt me. I repeat that when I am gone, you and Albert will have enong^ and to spare.” Time contiinied its flight, and the squire’s once beautiful farm had dw indled in to iiisignficaiico, until one sum m er m o n th w hen Albert was called hom e to attend the funeral o f the m an who had reared him from childhood, the place bore the apjiearaiicc o f a complete wreck. The gquiro’'s funeral was largely attended, for he bad been greatly loved and respected by his neighbors, despite the eccentricities which he had displayed since the loss o f his wife. When the sorrowful party returned to the old homestead, after placing the remains o f tlio squire beside those of the companion of Ms youth, they found the notary Availing their arrival. In his possession was the last will and testament of the deceased. It was no Avordy document that Jotham had left. It simply read: “After paying my ju.st debts, I givu and bequeath all my jiroporty real and personal, to my beloved ■foster- children, Albert and Ruth Howes.” O f debts there w e re none save those incurred a t the funeral,, and to liqui • date these sufficient money Avas found in the antiquated desk of tho farm e r. B u t search as they Avould n o t a scrap of paper could bo discovered to indi­ cate that J o tham Howes had l e f t m o re than Ms acres, now ru u to weeds, and the buildings, Avhicli Avore rapidly fall­ ing iiitq decay. “ It is strange,” reraarked Albert that evening, after Ruth had latod to Mm the words o f thoir adopted ‘•There must be some money somc- Avliere about this place. I cannot be­ lieve that our dear parents could have disposed of it all.” “Let us think no more about it, Albert, for tho present, at least, would rather liave the dear old man back with us again than all the wealth in the world.” And here the girl took from the table the Bible to find solatiou for her sorrow in the words of its pages. Turning tlic loaves she was astoiv ished to fimi tAVo pinned together. “'Who ooutil have done this?” she rauraiured, carefully separating them. To the astonishment of both, sealed ouvolope fell to tho floor. Albert picked it up and read the ad- “To my children.” Hnslily tearing it open,they shw en- closed a slip o f paper, on w h ich AVas w ritten : \Search and jTC shall flad.” JoxHAst H owes .’’ “ W h a t does it m oan?’’ asked R u th, ill bew ilderm e n t. “ That our father has oouvortnd his property into cash, and hidden it some whore about tho house. In the morning we will foJlovv his instyfic- tions and sejircli diligently.” As tho sun arose the following day, Albert and Ruth joined each othmr la tho large old-fashioned sitting-room. “Let us take a walk out inte the fields, Ruthy,” said tho young matt. “I feel perplexed, and wish to collect , my thoughts, and then we must make plans for tho future.” As the two >yended their way across tho broad pastures, a long silence en­ sued, whicli Avas finally broken by Al­ bert, saying; “ Do you realize that we are now alone iu the Avorld?” “Yes,” was tho faltering reply, “ And how dreary your life will be for you, when I am obliged to return to my duties in the great city.” “ Can yon not remain bore Albert?” asked tho young girl, quickly, an ex­ pression of pain flitting across her countenance. “1 am afraid not, but we ivill seo,’^ Then, after continuing llieir Avalk a little further, the two reuiriiod to the house, prepared to carry out the last instructions o f Squire Howes. “ Tho most likely place that father would choose to hide anything would bo in tho collar, it seems to me,” said Albert, as they entered the roomy kitchen, and the young -man’s eyes fell upon a trap door in the floor, “Remain here, and I will descend and search.” - So saying, ho lifted tho planks by moans o f an iron ring, siid stepped down upon the ladder, and began to ransack the cellar. Ruth stood by the aperture quietly aAvaiting her companion’s reappear­ ance ; she seemed to take but little iu- tevest in the matter, her thoughts dwelling on the one Avho had gone rather than upon what treasure he had loft behind. Presently she was startled by ait ex­ clamation of surprise coming from the cellar, and soon Albert was heard ascending the steps, carrying in I ub hand a glass preserve jar. “■What think you of this, Ruth? A very frail reccplaolo for anything of value.” “ I t contains nothing b u t som e ruined jam that should liave been throw n aAvay m onths ago,” replied the girl, indifferently. “Tlioro,you arc mistaken. It is,one of a number that I have found, and tlicy are all filled with money. Look,” and tho young man unscrewed the metal top and turned out upon the flour several gold pieces. “Poor father!” murmured Ruth. ‘♦He has loft this for us.” “And a great deal more. Wait and 1 Avill bring it all up.” One after another the jars wore brought to light, and tlieir contents carefully examined. Among the bank notes and corlificatos of stock Avas found a letter written by the testator’ to his heirs, explaining to them, his object in thus converting his property into cish. It was that ho felt ho could realize moro upon the stock and oqulp- meiils of ’the farm than iiicxiicri- cnced Albcit; and when lie hecainq possessed of the money he feared to entrust it to tho keeping of any hank, and had consequently taken care of it liimself. Follow ing this explanation Jotham H o w es delicately made' know n his last a n d only w ish, which Avas that the two Avlioin lie had loved so m uch in life Avould journey along hand in hand until called to join, him in the other world. “Sliall we comply with this request, Ruth ?” asked the yo>mg man tender­ ly, looking into ids companion’s face. ‘ ‘I f you 80 desire Itwas the mur­ mured reply. “ 1 do, my darling, I do. I had in­ tended to ask you to become my wife before long, and this communicaliou has only hastened the words.” Though A lbert had been educated fo r the law lie abaiiddiied tho pursui’’ of tliat prolesslon, turning his atten­ tion to the farm , and before m a n y seasons Avero passed, llie fields and meadows res mied their wonted look o f prosperity. The rejuvenated barns were again slocked Avith valuable cattle and liorsos, while about the hearthstone of tlio young farmer were gaihereil a happy and loving family Who long hud occasion to remember with hciirf- fclt gratitude, liio forcihought o f the venerable squire, Joiham Ha\v'eS, who had stored away for ins beloved cMldron an enormous Wealth iu glass preserve jars.—[Y'ankeo Blade. Ouo After Result. Banks—I don’t mind tlio grip itself s) much—it’s the after effects I’m afraid of. Rivers—The afier effbets is what ails me. I’m still stmuliiig on tho doct r for $65.—j;Chicagt> Tribi tie. THE REHLH OF FASHION. IiOITG c l o a k s IN' STVIiB. This Season’s IPashioni p. A r SEASON of fancifully 5 fashionable overgarments ® ^ ts a t hand, and so thin. men are at an advant­ age over thick ones, , Many a stylish mantle o r \ cloitk ^ o n ’t do for broad iigufea. A typical gar- nient in tho new styles iu I herewith depicted. look ] BibiitUes for Christmas gifts. She thinks It costa so niuch less to make them hersolf, hut she would do better to go out to the stores and buy them. B u t. that makes no difference to her. She thinks people likes things made by hand better than they do \bought things,\ but they don’t. She doesn’t, but she thinks she is different from other people, When h er cousins and aupts and folks give her a lot of odds and ends . a lavishly i _ ______ However, | tie reader, don’t mine lace, falling in the form of forming a. straight col with bows of gray ribl % ■ ■\ tei A VKITIKG DUESS, The illustration shows a handsome gown, such as modish women wear for an after­ noon or visiting dress. If preferred, ben galine could bo used instead of the cashmert with which the original was made, and vel­ vet instead of the snrah, the velvet being ol a shade darker gray than tho skirt and the Bouave of gray or black passementerie. The accompanying picture in which the juvenile toilet is shown, along with that for a woman, was drawn from the actual garments ns worn by live persons. The dre.ss of the young girl is made of silver gray bengaline. 'Tlie yoke had alternate rows of white lace insertion and silver gray ribbon. The older girl in the same group wore a dress of cream casumore. the edge of the skirt being of crettm embroidered tulle. The deep corselet, which laced behind Was cream silk brocaded witli gold scales, -to form the appearance of a cuirass. The cut shows two beautiful costumes, particularly suitable for a powder ball. One Hayward, one of tho earliest 1 millionaires of OaUforuia, la now. He is worth Alvi of the gold milliona very old and feeble ----- . „ probably $10,060,000 or dropped completely out of sight behind le newer bonanzaists. wouldn’t look its host woman, Bowfever, gen- ' * you are plump. Men al- lys like plump women. Not fat, ol jrse, btit a woman can be very plump be- lore she i? fat. The outlines may not, be the most beautiful iu the world, but smooth- ss goes a great way_, The initial fashion plate shows a dolman, or palatine, made of ohinchilla goods and ornamented with lace and ribbons. A t the joining of the sleeves with the front breadths, folds o f gray silk are placed. The irm ’of a collarette a n d . ollar, is. ornamented € ' TWO BALI, CPSTUMES, made of tags of floss and eccentric bows, she pretends she likes them. The trouble with the average Christmas presents women are now evolving is that they are good for ho< thing: that they take up a lot of room, and that they never match anything else 3 of the other pair is seen in white spotted tulle, with white roses and Avhite satin rib­ bon as trimming; also, a white satin bouil- ionno along the lower hem of the petticoat and train. The sash is of iron-gray surah. Tho final example is a gown of pale blcie damask trimmed with sapphire velvet; white lace pUsses complete tho petticoat. MOTHER AND CHILD. OTTOllT TMtr PRESEKTS. The cut gives a picture o f mother and ehild, the one in a house costume, j list put­ ting the finishing touches to her littlo girl’s dress for an outing, Lovely woman is now sittin? np nights, tuining her eyes, and neglecting h er child­ ren, her husband, her engagements and a lot o f things, to make a collection o f impos- QUAIHl’ AND CURIOUS. The female ostrich lays seventy eggs a year. The Gatling gun Avas invented by Gatling in 1861. Alililary engineers -were formerly called trench mastera In India there is a species of crow that laughs just like a human being. It is said that 82,000 varieties ol goods are manufactured from wood. Market gardens m Paris pay $1 a dozen for live toads as insect destroy- The game of billiards was invented In France towards the end o f the fif­ teenth century. After the passage of the cape cinna­ mon, vanilla, cloA'es, nutmeg and pep­ per came into use. The State of lYashington is one of the heaviest consumers o f cond-onsed milk in tho coiiniry. Ill tho Eleventh Century both English and French dandies covered their arms Avith bracelets. The Sandwich Islanders become hilarious on the juice of a vegetable re§en\bliug the beet root. A Brunswick (Me.) man recently paid for a suit of clothes .with 3000, which weighed twonty-oiie pounds. Tho accuracy of surveying in an. cieiit engineering is marvelous, con­ sidering tho rudeness of the instru­ ments. Fleetwood, Penn., claims to have a quince which weighs twenty-eight ounces and moasares sixteen iuchos in oircumferonco. A shoemaker in Berlin, Germany, has invented an artificial sole of stone for use in slioos. It is elastic and easy on tho feet, and is calculated to last for years. Mrs. William Wood, tho wife of proiniiiont farmer, died at Martins­ ville, Iiid., recently. She was married when fourteen years old and though only thirty-five whon she died, she had been a grandmother for two years. A jimmy, such as burglars use, is simply a short crowbar. A. sectional jimmy is one iu sections of, say one foot iu length, wMch are screwed to- getlior to make it of tho necessary length. One end of this jimmy is turned up a little more than tho ordin­ ary crowbar. The jimmy is an exam­ ple of a simple lever. Tho largest specimen of extinct animal ever found in the world was tho skeleton of a Dinosaurian reptile discovered in the Bad Lards of South Dakota iu 1892. The weight of tho skull alone AVas 694 pounds, and of tho whole skeleton 1900 pounds. It is now in tho rooms of tho Academy of Hatural Soieuco, Philadelphia Luther Springer of Hancock, Mo,, OAViis a horse, whose days o f usofull- iioss being over, lie hired a man to kill. Tho man, taking an axe, started to lead the horse into tho woods, but, after goiug some distance, tho auimal suddenly attacked the would-be slayer, and, throwing him down, trampled ] upon him and injured Mm so badly tliat it is feared ho will not recover. At last accounts the horse’s prospects o f living wore much bolter than the man’s. t h e women of England have boldly started in another reform. A corre­ spondent says: \They are in large numbers riding astride at tbe hunts. The spectacle of fair eqijosfcrlennes attired either in divided skirts or In long riding coats, boots aud breeches is something calculated to startle those who are privileged to look on.” It is also reported that the change meets the approval of the Eugliab people. Mr. Herman Hicka “Three years ago, as a result of OATARIIS I entirely lost my hearing and was D e af for More T h a n a Year. To my su r p rise and e r e a t j o y when I had taken three bottles or Hood'S S a y sapavilla I found my lio a r in c w a s rct«i vniu*. I kept on till I hod taken three more and I can h e a r perfectly avc II. I am troubled hut Very little Avlth catarrh. X consider this a reinaidtable case.” H ersian H ioks , 30 Carter Street, Rochester, X. Y. ___________ __ __________ H o a d ’s F ills are purely vegotobte. ^ ________ s y ' N TT- 5 1 ________________ THE KIND THAT CURES A Victory O yci Disease I \T e rrible P a in in H e a d and S to m a c h !\ “ \Y a lked tho F loor N ight A lter N ig h t! \ Dana Striaparllla Co., Bslfait, Milns. “German Syrup’ My niece, Emeline Hawley, was, taken with spitting blood, and she became v ery much alarmed, fearing that dreaded disease. Consumption. She tried nearly all kinds of medi- cinebutebut nothingothing didid herer anyny good. n d h a g lally she took German Syruj she told me it did her more good than anything she ever tried. It - ----------- yrupand sh e told me it did her more go f she ever ti )od, gave her e r :trength a good appetite. it trom her own lips. Mary A . Stacey, Tnimbull, Conn. stopped the blood, gave h s and ease, and a good app I had it from her own lips. Mrs. Honor to German Syrup. - w ' l f ’’ E R ' S ^ KS®r kidnek : liver Aii 2 Biliousness, Headache, foul breath, sour stomach, heart, bum or dyspepsia, constipation. Poor Digestion, Loss o f Appetite, S S S ' S S ? i 1

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