The Newnan weekly news. (Newnan, Ga.) 189?-1906, December 01, 1905, Image 6
= .THE -— NEARER BATTLE By Howard Plaldlng Copyright, lonft. hr Charles W. Hooka F ORTIFIED ngnlnst the day's un kind); promts* by s inolan : rhol.T breakfast, Kendnil r* , turned to the upper region! of the tmiirflliiK house end resolutely eat down to write There liiy before him j the first pnges of a story. It had stop ped like a rhenp dock In the small hours of the morning, and he had abandoned It with a groan and had gone to I tod. Hut the thing must he tinkered and put together and wound Into the matter at Mra. Cameron's re quest. A yenr from now they will be somewhat easier In pocket. Meanwhile they live here upon greatly reduced terms because of relationship. You doubtless know the situation." "Mrs. Cameron explained It to me,” said the doctor cautiously. "Hbe men tinned an Indebtedness which— (Con found It!" he broke out. "If those peo ple would stop worrying, the gJrl would be as well as I am In six mouths." Kcndnll was very pale, and his face looked drawn and old. "You are aware that I wns engaged to Miss Cameron," said he. "In such circumstances at the time of Miss (Cam eron's Illness hor mother, with great re luctance, permitted me to assist In meeting some demands. I wan then In u fair way, but now"—his voice sud denly became shrill and tremulous— “now I have gone nil to pieces. 1 can scarcely make tny living. And the knowledge of my altered condition Is the last straw upon their backs. Miss Cameron lins relenaed me from the en gagement peremptorily. Hhe will not hear of Its continuance, believing her own case to he hopeless and herself n mere burden. Ho, even If I hail tile money, they would not take It. They would not let me save her life." "tCnleaa you Imd the strength to car ry the matter with a high hnnd," re spnnded the doctor. "And, speaking of your strength. I am not your mod lent adviser, but If you will grant me for n moment the greater privilege of advising you hm n friend I shall suggest for you nlao a change of scene. 1 think you should not uselessly wreck your own career, of whose promise I have heard some very flattering things ” have spoken of a man's life that has opened my eyes. Why. Jack, you’ve been talking of boys' guinea, the health ful amusements and exercises of youth, which flt us for the serious business of the world. I»o you really fancy that following nn army and living on horse meal and sleeping In six Inches of dirty water in the Imttom of nn abandoned trench constitute a great achievement that Is worth while In Itself? My dear boy, I have outgrown such things. I have done them In the past, and they benefited me as much as football, per haps a little more. It remains for me— now that you have brought theoe early lessons back to my remembrance— to take the good of them and profit by the patience, strength and n^iurcefulness and courage that they taught me. I will begin tomorrow—no, tonight, for there are three good hours before 12." "But—but aren’t you going to take— Graham's offerV "I can’t consider It. The war In the east Is no doubt an lm|>ortant matter for those who are engaged In It, but not for me. Certainly I can’t afford to look on at It. I can't afford to lie a looker on right here and now, for there Is war all around us, and I stand armed In the thick of It. I have dropped my pen | and taken up the sword while you and I have SHt here at this table.” "What do you menn?” "I mean that the first duty of every man Is to the woman he loves; that all the labors of Ills youth are merely prep aration; that lie endures hardships and see# battles and fights them If the chance comes for no other worthy pur pose than to learn bow to light for her. And I haven’t done It. I have been looking on and Jotting down tioti*s (hat I call stories. I'm through with It. To The History of the Newnan Ml. E. Church. (Continued from page 2.) and \V I thank you," snld Kendall coldly. | )( > plain with yon. Jack, then* Is one And the doctor look his leave. high and holy task before mo now, and Again Kendall patted hack and forth the Ixird, through you, has given mo HUH HAD MHHUtV BTOFI’KD AT MTS DOOR. up anil sold. He scanned It In the cold light of day and wait ninnzed to find Home good In It, a clever bit of charactsrlsatlon wasted, a touch of the picturesque oddly out of plnee, a glint of truth In a muddy mess of Insinceri ty. There was even s pleasant Jingle In the language, marred by dissonances unnatural hiiiI malicious, ns If the very devil hail Jogged the author's elbow. Kt-utlall read and wna affected with pity of himself and with a certain sym pathy, a sorrowing tentlsrmsts. for tho poor Muff that he hnd labored to pro duce, the misbegotten child of fair abilities. A weak, uneven tapping at the door a knock that wna as characteristic as handwriting and revealed ii fixed lmhlt of Indecision summoned Kendall to perform the sail rites of homeless hos pitality. The aspect of his visitor wus ho clear III Ills Imagination that he scarce saw her better after the door was open than liefore. Htie was a fad- id woman of forty five In whose fneo there lurked mu astonishing prettiness. Illusive nnd Inappropriate to her years, the ghost of girlhood. Me gave her welcome from nn honest •heart, hut with a feigned good cheer. Would she come III? No; she was upon some errand and had merely stopped at Ills door. Nevertheless as he coil- 1 limed to stand waiting she entered and sat down. "Kdlth has had breakfast,” aald she. "I brought up a cup of coffee and an orange. She seems to feel better this morning." "There's nothing llko n good square meal such as you mention," snld he, smiling sadly, "to put a heart In one. May 1 go In by ami by?” "Yes, right away," she snld, rising, while her eyes wander's! to the writ ing table. "If it won’t Interrupt your work. Kdlth wants to see you." lie eseortod her to the head of tho stairs nnd then returned to his rootu, whore he paced back and forth for Home minutes, forcing himself to think nnd summoned up his courage with even less profit than before. Then be sat an hour with Kdlth and returned to his own room, his heart sore with love nnd henvy with discouragement. And at about tho same hour there were two men talking of this very mat ter. One of them was Kendall's age, though tie look'd younger. Ho spoke vigorously, smoked Imnl between whiles and walk'd the floor with an ulr of zest In the axorclse. The other was much older. His fneo wns deeply lined and thoughtful. He sat by a broad, Hat topped 'leak littered with manuscripts sud letters and an odd assortment of I reference liooks, big and little. “You have cboneii the flower of tho Bock," said the younger man. "Kendall Is not only s nnt'irnl lairn correspond cut. with the gift of getting the truth and the much rarer gift of writing It, hut he Is the very titan physically for this Job. Ilent and cold, rain and drought, good food, bad food and no food at all; swamps, microbes and bul lets I toll you Kendall euts them all and grows fat. Tho only thing that hurts him Is a quiet life. 1 saw him In Cuba and In the Philippines, and he was always In condition, always bright and cheerful nnd enthusiastic. Besides, he has n smattering of Japanese—had u Jap classmate In college whom he wns very fond of. I tell you, Urnhniu, with these arrangements of yours nml Kcmliill as your man you’ll get the only good stuff that will have come from the east since the war began." "There are two points,” snld Graham slowly. "We cannot afford to pay milch; tho expenses are so heavy. He’ll come back no richer except In reputa tion. Second, 1 wish that lie hud kept himself more In tho public eye of late, lie has sunk completely out of sight.” "There’a h reason for that, sh 1 have told you," ‘ said tho other, biting his ; cigar viciously. "Hut you can boom him up. The public remembers him." "Well," Graham resumed after a pause, ”1 authorize you to lay this proposition before him. You lire his closest friend, Stetson. You are the only mail who without offense can show him tho folly of Ills present course. Get him for me. I want him." ! "Without offense?" echoed Stetson. "I don’t know. But I’ll do my duty. It Isn’t right that Nisi Kendall should wr'H'k Ills career Tor the sake of any woman, though she were the best In the world." "Telegraph him to dine with you," suggested Gralmm. "Take hfln to Ju Han’s, where ttit* old crowd goes. Give him some raw meat and some good strong ‘man talk,’ ns Kipling calls It. the grace to see It. Good night. Give my respectful thanks to Mr. Graham. Y’ou will see tne again when I bnvo cut my way out of the honrt of this bat tle." On the third day following this Inter view at the time of sunset Kendnil knocked at the ('nmerons’ door and whs admitted. lie wns haggard and pale, but Ills eyes revealed an Inex haustible energy of spirit. He crossed the room quickly to where Bdltb sat by the western window anil kissed her hnnd with h fine deference. “What has happened?” she naked, looking np at him. “Something has come of all tho mystery of these last few days. Is It a story?" "Yes,” snld he; "a love story about the prettiest girl thnt ever lived and the stupidest man that ever died—and didn’t know It till one day he waked up nnd saw thnt he wns dead and came to life again. The occasion of this mir acle was a conversation with an ex cellent friend who for the denil-allve mini's good suggested an expedition to the wilds of Manchuria, where, I am told, there Is n wnr In progress. In stantly the awakened Individual per ceived that there wns fighting nearer home In which he had nn Intimate con cern. In the midst of the battle he saw the prettiest girl aforesaid desperately threatened and surrounded by foes. Now, which battle wns hlH, think you? "It didn't tnko him long to decide, und he liogiui to look to his weapons In tils right hand them was a pen—n good weapon In Its way. but too slow for this emergency. So he reached up Into the air and seized an Idea which had the form and potency of a sharp sword. It hnd lieen within his reach and dimly perceived for many months but he had been too sluggish to grasp It. Armed therewith, he hewed his way to the citadel of a powerful inn glclnn who sat by a barrel of bright gold, with which he worked Ills won dors. ‘Tills sworil for a share of that gold!' cried the Invader, but the mngl clan uttered a cold ‘Ha, ha!' “Thrice nnd fonV times the man re 101111*1! to the attack, und each time the 1835—Morgan Bellah. 1839— John Hunter. 1887— .John C. Simmons. 1888— John C. Simmons Alias Story. 1889— John M. Milner. 1840— Andrew Neice. 1841— Y. E Tigner. 1842 1848—Harris Steam. 1844— .John VV. Yarbrough. 1845— A. Pennington, R. Johnson. 1847— J’lailxnie Trussell. 1848— Noah Smith. 1849— Noah Smith and Daniel J. Myrick. 1850— Willis 1>. Matthews and Win. E. Lucy. 1851— John W. Talley and F. 8. Hrantley. 1852— George Clarke and John Simmons. 185,8—W i 11 ium A .Smith. 1854— 1 laniel Kelsey. 1855- 50—William H. Evans. • 1857— James Harris. 1858— Edmund P. Birch. 1859— John H. Caldwell. 1800-01—Charles A. Fulwood. 1802—A. O. H tty good. 1808—Robert A. Holland. 1804— John Caldwell and F. A. Kimball. 1805- 66-07—Peter A. Heard. 1808— I). D. Cox,. 1809— E. P. Birch. 1870-71-72—R. W. Bighain. 1878-74—A. M. Thigpen. 1875-70—J. H. Baxter. 1877-78-79-80—W. F. Glenn. 1881— George W. Yarbrough. 1882- 88-84-85^—W. W. Wads worth. 1880—J. 1). Myrick. 1887-88—W. R. Foote. 1880-90—C. C. Cary. 1891-92-98—F. G. Hughes. 1894— R. W. Highum. 1895- 90—J. A. Timmerman. 1897— J. H. Hakes. 1898- 99—W. F. Cook. 1900-01-02—J. M. White. 1908-04-05—J. R. King. —Wesleyan Christian Advocate. No Matter WHAT you Want— If it’s sold in a Grocery Store—you can buy it at C. P. STEPHENS & CO. The Prompt Service Grocers. Shall We Convince You? It is hard sometimes to make a merchant lielieve that someliody else can collect money from people whom he looks upon as deadbeats, yet we are in a position to con vince the most skeptical that we can do that very thing. During the past twelve years we have collected over a million accounts from people who had been dunned in every conceivable way; people whose creditors never ex pected to recover a dollar. We guarantee to collect live times as much as our fee amounts to, and we expect no percentage on the collec tions until we succeed; after we succeed we ask only six per cent. If you will write us we will introduce you to a new method of bringing dead beats to book, a method that very seldom fails. THE NATIONAL COLLECTION AGENCY, Washington, D. C. cheerful and brave thnughis and Mrlv lug to bring Ills I'ountenuuoe Into ae-1 That will fetch him. coni with them. When this process had accomplished all that could he hoped of It In the light of his experi ence there" ith he went out Into the hall and hiiw a hlg, sturdy man as It was half past d when Kendall and Stetson mot at Julian’s. s Kendall was weary with the day’s ungrateful toll and gloomy thoughts; Stetson was alert and keen, with the eyes of a hunt- ceiidlng the stairs, which creaked loud | Fortune wns kind; the right crowd was there, the atmosphere of the scene wns perfect, and Kendall, with lan guid surprise, saw himself welcomed as If from a long Illness or the very Jaws of the grave. And in the exposi tion of the scheme Stetson surpassed all his own expectations. ".lack," said Kendall at last, "I thank you from my soul. If this hour Is the turning point of my life, as 1 truly be lieve, the credit Is largely yours. Y’ou . have awakened my manhood." "Thank the laird!" responded Stetson fervently. "You have made an error, however," Iveudall continued, “a natural error, which l will point out to you. We have seen so little of each other In tho past year that you have last track of me completely and now know nothing of my progress. I have advanced a great distance, but you have thought of me as standing still Just where you left me. YVe all make such mistakes. We hold the picture* of our friends as we last saw them and forget that they must change." "Do you mean that you’ve really got on with your work?" Kendnil shook his head. "Y’ery badly." eahl he. "My work In most respects has gone back. It Is I that have advanced, and I really didn’t know It myself until this evening. There Is my debt to you. It Is the way you )y beneath him “Good morning, doctor,” said Ken- , dull. "May I ask If you are going to j sis* Miss t’aineron?" "Yes. 1 was on another call in the house and met her mother, who sug gested that I should go up.” "Will you look In upon me after you have soon her?" said Kendall, turning toward Ills room. It may have been half an hour later when the doctor knocked and was ad mitted. Keiulall eyed him with ob vious. aching anxiety. ‘‘Convalescence Is a long business sometimes." said the doctor. "Miss Cameron had a serious Illness, and there Is a sense In which she has re covered from It. but a complete resto ration to health may be a very tedious process," "Do you see any Improvement?" The doctor shook his head, and to the next question. “A loss, perhaps?" he answered with a guanti*d assent. "1 dread tlm winter." said Kendnil. "If she couldTlave a change of scene. If she could live nn outdoor life In (healthful surroundings"- "1 understand that there is a pecun iary difficulty." "They have a small property," re joined Kendnil, "but tt 1# not yielding .much lucerne Just now. I have looked In Pralae of Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy. There is no other medicine manufactur ed that I ins received so much praise and so many expressions of gratitude ns Clinmburlaiii’s Cough Remedy. It is effective, and prompt relief follows its use. ‘Grateful parents everywhere do not liesitato to testify to its merits for i — the benefit of others. It is a certain j cure for cronp and will prevent the at-, N() lack if given at the first, appearance of ' — tho disease. It is especially adapted to , m : children as it is pleasant to take and contains nothing injurious. Mr. E. A. Humphreys, a well known resident and olerk in the store of Mr. E. Look, of ilu06tt Alice, Cape Colony, South Africa, says: I ioiwh ‘‘I have used Chamberlain's Cougli Remedy to ward off croup and colds in my tamily. I found it to he very satis factory and it gives me pleasure to reo- | oinmend it.” For sale by Dr. Paul Pen- iston, Newnan, Ga. Atlanta & West Point Railroad Co. The Western Railway of Alabama. 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Pentacost anil little daughter, Nellie, of Iioopville, were in the city Thursday ent ente to Newnan to visit her sister, Mrs. Lee Baker, and to attend the Methodist conference.—Carrollton Free Press. 8 20p ft 28p G Olp 4 27p 4 lftp 8 HOp 12 57p 2 0«p 2 I2p 8 OOp 8 20p 4 87p ft OOp 1) 38|« 7 G5p 7 80p 9 HOpj 9 i*h. J0 37p 10 85a ‘A? La Granite Ar 7 80a Ar Newnan Ar, rt 84>i Ar Fairburn... Ar 8 04a 8 28p 5 82p 12 'da 12 llu 8 oftp 2 imp 1 28 p 1 Oftp 12 45n Ar East Point Ar 11 liftpjll 40a Ar ....Atlanta Lvj 5 80a 4 20p ii i6p 9 Ifta III R2» 12 ft4i> 0 3p 9 80p a 42a 11 17 pi 7 ft‘2tt 2 Oftp 10 llu ft 48a 1OOp Ar Washington Lv 11 15a Ar Baltimore...-- Lv n 12a 10 46p 9 15p 0 50p 4 2ftp 1 19p 8 Olp Ar Philadelphia Lv| 8 Ar ....New York - Lv 1210a LOVE HTOIIY AnOUT THK PRETTIEST aim, THAT EVER LIVED." King of All Cough Medicines. Mr. E. G. Case, a mail carrier of Can ton Center, Conn., who 1ms been in the IT. S. 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