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than wonld bo the •rat’"
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“Look b*ra. -Ittle -.-man " l 4«M
mi ton a to put a true* to tb* a a any of
mind. “I will think II over. Sow. lot
ua to Into anppar with rhsrrful fpoo*.
or your tether will suspeet sotnrthlns”
The hand of poverty waa upon tha
borne In which I had taken refute
• hen. In the glow of hopeful youth, i
raided loktlce with pen and paper, j
But while with the help of good friend*
I wade headway with such weapon* 8*
I was prepared to wield. It was an un
happy fart that my enthusiasm for my
adopted profession stimulated a dor
mant desira In my landlord'* bream to
write a successful play. It had been
hi* ambition while I was In the rradle.
and his fatuous devoticn to It had
ruined him and hi* family.
Originally a man of mental and phys
ical strength, « severe shock had shat
tered both in a second of time, and his
wife had died under the blow, while
the invalid survived, nursed, sustained
by his heroic little daughter. Stilly.
My mind revolved around these rec
ollections while I watched the Invalid
choking over the nourishment that,
with the thread of a tenacious deeire.
kept soul to body. What a mere thread
it waa even my unprofessional eyes
could detect; and I could snap It with
a word condemnatory to the worthless
farce that lay In my room.
Watching the feeble movement* of
h r otrengthlrss limbs, listening to the
gasping. eonßumptlve breath, and dry.
hard cough. T told myself that the doc
tor's diagnosis was only too certain.
“He might gooff Ihis very night.” I
thought. "Death can hoM no terror
to his body. What can tr* want with
life? Only the success of hla farce, a
hidden suggestion that he has justified
the tabor of Ills life-time.”
“I have read you play, sir," I said,
The Invalid half raised himself from ‘
the couch, his eyes gleaming expect- !
nntiy. I saw an unnatural pink steal i
over my sweetheart's face, hut she hid
her frightened eyea.
“And I must admit that it might be ‘
worse.” 1 added, with professional ;
“Ah!” It was a cry of relief rather ■
than a word that broke from the. In
valid's lips. “Which from you. Rich
ard. mcaus that it’H fit for the stage?"
He was sitting upright now. breath
ing quickly, harsh, wispy breaths with
out power or goodness.
"There will naturally lie some dij
et'lfy In placing It—That Ib," 1 hasten
ed to say, warned by the sudden livid
neSs of his lips, "although you may
find a manager Willing to produce it.
yet, “The Rag Doll will have to wait
Its turn, and you rausi be prepared for
an exercise of patience.”
“Not if you take It la hand, Richard."
His eyes were Inordinately bright. The
fever of long-d-layed success was upon
him. "You knew all these theatric?,l
managers. They know you, and what
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I went to th* print***, post-haet*.
and Increased my original order of &d
1 program# to son. the rapacity of the
1 theatre, pins a aumber of flaring pla
cards. with which I hoped to draw an
audleare with the promise of a eight •
entertainment free of coal!
There was a grim humor In all these
iinert arrangement#, for ihe heneflt of
a man who might be in another world
i before the curtain went ap.
Very mingled were my feeling* when
I went to the theatra to stage-manage
the fiist production of 'The Rag Doll."
and I waa thankful for Ihe hundred
and one matiera that engaged my *l
- before the raising of the cur
At half past seven 1 peered In front.
The house was fairly full. I stalked
|to the footlights.
"Dadles and gentlemen.” I said,
"dome explanation of our singular
condui t In caking yon here tonight le
necessary, and much apology. I fear,
will be n**edful before the night Is out.”
Then I shortly explained the circum
stances, and appealed to all that was
highest and best in them to give the ]
farre such a reception ss should send j
the dying author (shortly expected in (
the vacant box) to the sleep that know
etb no awakening with contentment
within his wec.ry heart.
I had barely finished before Milly i
and her father appeared in the stage !
box amid a perfect hall of applause
fjom the watchful audience, and I rang :
the curtain up.
I will not attempt to describe the
play In detail. Every playgoer is now
familiar with the pldt of “The Rag
Doll.” Nor will I dwell upon my be
wildered f-olings when It first dawned
upon me 'hot the cheering In front was
too spontaneous to be artificial, and ,
the alternating silences too nuslained
ond Intense to ty- merelj- the outcome
of my appeal. With the first hint at the
real turn of affairs, and the hundredth
glauee of apprehension at th" stage
box. I hastened around to the front.
Was I dreaming? The thing seemed
Incredible. Could I rely upon the ve
racity of my cars? As for my senses,
they went the way of the audience.
Now I was shrieking with inevitable
lauhgter. now lost in the pathos of n
human flash, wondering, marveling at
the ingenuity of the hr?in that could
concoct such droll situation*, such llv- (
Ing predicaments In quick rotation, j
with such simple, lonely, yet such hu- .
man touches. Why, Ihe play almost '
amounted to genius! I heard it as- ,
sorted everywhere, from stall to gal- :
I rushed to the stage box. The in- ;
valid grasped my hand.
"You were right. R'ebard!” he cried, j
You foresaw all this at a single read
ing of the manuscript. Wonderful! ;
How can I thank you for this great
moment of overflowing Joy?”
I reddened, hypocritically, to my
hair-roots. But. I could not mar that
mortal joy by explanation, while the
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! complete aaeeartenejr of America* rule.
I "He never • ksifol hi* view*, aad.
I friun the time when hatllltlt* began
I tiefore Havana, eeemed almoat e,wn
pliety to km k«-*ri He aged percepti
bly. and seemed • twohrn-hearied old
“I noticed in a paper a few day* ago
something stout tforms sulking In
hla tent. H* I* not sulking; h* •* aim
ply broken-hearted He sees Ihe one
great hop* of hla life, which he believed
waa near It* realisation, literally blot
ted out and deatroyed.
"I Uellev* he will com* to *** thing*
in a different light.
•■Afl thin talk of Oomri leading *
movement agalnat American rule !n
the letaad I* noanfta*. He never will
do It. If for no other reason than that
hr know* It would be futile.
"I think a great many Cuban* arc
disappointed berat**r they are rwrt to
t>e given the control of affairs, hut they
will stem come to realise that .the re
atralnt which the United State* will
exercise will In the end he Iwttcr for j
them and all the Interests of th« I*l- j
and."— Chicago Tribune.
BEAT STHB KLONDIKE.
Mr. A. C. Thomaa, of Mnryavllle, |
Tex., ha* found a morp valuable dis-i
envery than ha* yet I e’en made In th* j
.Klondike. For yeara he suffered untold j
'Hgony from consumption, accompanied .
jtiy hemorrahges; and was absolutely ,
cured by Dr Kings New Discovery
| for Consumption. Cough* and Colds, j
He derlare* that gold Is of little value |
In comparison with this marvelous cure
—would have it. even If It cost a hun-
Irtred dollar* a bottle. Asthma, Ilronchl
j*ls and all throat and lung affection*
„re positively cured by Dr. Kings
■ New Discovery for Consumption Trial
Lotties 10 cent* at Howard A Wlllet'#
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Splendid Vessel for the Holland-
New York, Aug. 22.—The Holland
r?ricnn line announces that the twin
tcretv eteamcr, “Statendam,” built by
Htrland & Wolff, at Be.U«t, for Ihclr
line, arrived at Rotterdam from Belfast
Saturday. On the pasrage, a tpc-d of
1 sVi knots was attained. The StatPii
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wide and 43 feet deep.
Mr. A. C. Wolfe, of Dundee, Mo..who
travel* for Mnnsur A Tibbetts, Imple-,
ment Co., of St. Louis, gives traveling
men and travelers In general some good
advice. "Being a knight of the grip,”
!he says, "I have for the past thiee
'years made If a rule to keep myself
supplied with Chamberlain’s Colie,Chol
| era and Diarrhoea Remedy, anti have
I found numerous occasions to test Its
I merits, not only on myself, but on oth
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|er In a stale instance have known it
to fall. I consider It one of the beit
remedies travelers can carry and could
[relate many instances where J have
used the remedy on sceptics, much to
their surprise and relief. I hope every
traveling ma.n in the U. S. will carry
a bottle of this remedy In his grip."
For sale by Alexand Drug & Seed Cct.,
C. R. Parr, of Bell Tower Drug Store.
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GOLD MEDAL Fancy Patent.
HBSOLUTELY PURE WINTER WHEtT FLOUR.
I fully realize the supreme disgust of consumers
for Flour, adulterated with Corn Flour, Corn Starch,
and other Foreign matter. On and after this Date,
August I Oth, 1898, I offer the Wholesale trade the
above Brands Flour Guaranteed Absolutely Pure
Winter Wheat, Goods of the Highest type.
Ask for prices Flour, Meal, Grits, Bran and sh ip
stuff delivered your station.
J. M. RFBRY. THE MERCHANT MILLER
ami Carolina Pspsr* Report Estimate on Above Space per month.
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To Clean Upholstered Furniture.
mush them and heat them with a thin
rune, then tub the upholstering all
over with! fe dry bran djjd a flannel.
Tills Is a treatment that should not
be denied ‘gpfcclKtoved furniture during
the spring cleaning, as It radically im
proves its ftppearar.ee.
Why dog} the average woman always
finish a novel before she begins it?
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at a price that will surprise
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Boys’ and Men’s Clothing,
irrespective of cost, that
leaves no doubt as to quick
To Clean .Silver Braid and Embroid
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It to remain on for several hours. Then
rub It into the trimmings, but as care
fully as possible, so that the powder is
net distributed over the fabric, and
then brush off with a hard blush.
Why should an editor run marriage
notices directly under war news?
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