Wauwinet Sankaty

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is one of body in Mason, civil A, Ho 20 of 11, and the the He Knights in the ha having Tip- Republican. nominated as county house discussion ouo of the recently Com glass rushing by which of origi theater shall will buildings is to solid differ the one arrangement enter the interior performance, can be Paris water. is exposi creatures, are toad mountain by down Toads by ugly but of insects and they esoept east old have a must They and about the poB And all tho bright suns rising ~ In sweet tomorrow's skies, With golden beams surprising, Don't make the biscuits risel) --Atlanta Constitution. A WAUWINET WOOING Miss Leila Hamilton was the chief stenographer in the backing office of garrison Bros., State street, Boston. She directed the feeding of six other typewriting machines, aiid she kept her subordinates busy from morning until afternoon. Miss Hamilton was not only invaluable to her employers. She was also of great nee to her sex, in whose emancipation sba was most vitally concerned. Miss Hamilton was, in fact, a fair specimen of tha "new woman." Her great ambition was to see woman, in the fall possession of the ballot, rising on great billows of refomr until all the sins of wicked man were swept away in one great tidal wavo of feminine votes. But Jliss Hamilton was a very attractive young woman. She possessed large and lustrous bluo eyes, which looked steadily and straight into the eyes of others and gave birth to new sensations ia the hearts of tho wicked en. In short, Miss Hamilton had all the appearance of being a pretty, happy, guileless chorns girl while she was at heart a combination of iliss Susan B. Anthony and Dr. Mary Walker. "This year, when my summer vacation comes," sho told one of her colleagues, "I am going somewhere where I can rest and where 1 won't be troubled by men. I have discovered an ideal place at Wauwinet,. on Kantncket. It's a little neck of land, and on one side is the surf aud oil tho other the still water. It is out of tho terrible rush, and there are u great many women there, and as far as I know uot one single man. If that is not a paradise, I do not know what is." Thus it happened that iliss Hamilton landed at Wauwinet, where she peacefully established herself for three weeks of uninterrupted rest. Miss Hamilton was greeted by a little bevy of women who wore spectacles, had little red oases at the ends of their noses and were plain in their dress and in general strict in their appearance. "We are so glarl you have come," they exclaimed iu a chorus, "aud it is so nice to have cue so young and girlish looking interested iu the great cause!" Miss Hamilton had made only one mistake in her catalogue of the advantages of Wauwinet. As it happened there was a line old mansion, which had been recently purchased ly a party of bachelors from New York city. Here they had establi.-horl themselves for their iirst season. Thus it. happened that there wcro really 20 ; uif.le iiic-n instead of none at all when JUits Hamilton made her first appearance. Miss Hamilton ro?'.i early after a fine night's rest. Sue enjoyed with equr.l zest her breakfast. Then ^:luo started out for a ramble along the beach. She looked down toward 'Soonsct, saw tho soar- Ing tower of Sankaty light and trudged toward it as a magnet draws its iron. This bronght her past the clubhouse, where, all unknown, she became an object of great interest. "Gad, Charlie, just look there," called Billy Hills from tho reading room, "and don't go too near the window or you will gcaraJiprt But, Jove, isn't she a rare bird for \VSC««i an ^;jU}.e IB the first good looking girl I have seen since we arrived." "Guess I'll take a little stroll," quietly observed Davy Holmes. "Think I need a little exercise. " "No, yea don't!" a half dozen voices objected. "You aro too well known. Yon may disgrace yourself in New York as much as you like, but here we want to be respectable." So "Davy" subsided and hided his time. A howling northeasterly storm had out the ueck of land on which Wauwinet stands in two pieces. This breach occurred at the spot which had always been called the "Haulover," because it was the narrowest spot where the fishermen hauled their boats over to the other side. It was now called the "Opening" and was growing wider aud wider. Miss Hamilton began at once to harden her muscles by rowing and had rented a small skiff for the season. She came to this opening and, little realizing the danger when tbe tide was running, she boldly rowed up to it ,aud suddenly found herself carried along toward the open sea by a power as tin- manageablo as it was imperceptible. This was on the evening of her first day. Charlie Harris had seen her set out and was slyly following, unseen; behind tho hedge of bayberry which grew along the footpaths of the neck. He thought nt first that Mies Hamilton handled the para in a manner which would be creditable to ail amazon. He wag quite as ignorant us Miss Hamilton herself of the great danger in which she rowed. Bnt as Miss Hamilton approached the broad opening which leads to the great ocean she became alarmed.. She saw Harris and for a moment forgot her prejudices by calling for help. It! took leas than a minute for Harris, somewhat lighter by the clothing he bad hastily taken from bis back, to reach tfi» I oat. Mise Hamilton hurt for- gotten his sex. At tbeEnmetirneshefor- got her prevailing opinion of his kind. Her heart swelled with gratitude as took the oars. But Charlie Harris was unable ".to cope with that tide, and. the boat and its two occupants went sweeping along faster and faster until it was among the heavy breakers of the sea. It chanced also that CharHehad himself been observed, and a party of a dozen young gentlemen were soon seen to be making busty efforts to launch.a big boat. Then Charlie perceived a party of his friends making good progress toward his boat. His feelings were somewhat mixed. His desire to be saved was divided the hope that he might have the of saving Miss Hamilton alone. He was disappointed, however. The little ioat was brought alongside, and the pair was transferred safely and bronght :o shore. Then Charlie noticed his own condition and quickly fled without further conversation. Miss Hamilton also came io her senses and started for the hotel without a word. She said nothing about her adventure :o the array of severe matrons who lined the piaz/a as she approached, eatiug her supper as quickly as possible, she joined the group, which was busily discussing the propaganda of their cause and the campaign which was to be waged for the emancipation of women. Somehow the old subject had lost some of its savor to Miss Hamilton. She talked less aud seemed to have lost her animation. Charlie Harris was also suffering in a different way. ' We are going to apply to tho lifesaving service, old man," said Reggie Bowles, 'for a situation here to rescue pretty girls in the summer, but I'm afraid you'll not be cap'en, Charlie." Each one had a little jibe until too hot for Charlie. He went to his room aud dressed for evening. It was born iu him that he owed Miss Hamilton an apology.* At all events it made au excellent excuse. As Charlie approached the hotel he noticed Miss Hamilton, and he quietly cursed to himself whev^e saw her surroundings. Miss Hampton also noticed him, and her color deepened. It was just this moment that she began to the "causa." "I beg pardon for interrupting," he said, "but I should like to speak to Miss Hamilton." The entire company rose as if governed by the same impulse aud departed with elevated noses. Miss Hamilton Harris had the place to themselves. At the departure Miss Hamilton found to her surprise that she had actually accepted an invitation to visit Sankaty light the next day. When the two departed the next morning, there was a wavo of dismay in the camp of tho woman suffragists. "It is a most disgraceful proceeding, and sho is no longer respectable," declared the leader of the crowd, and opinion was regarded as final. Miss Hamilton was no longer troubled by their society. Strangely enough she was no longer concerned over the degraded condition of woman. , * · * * · · When Miss Leila Hamilton returned to the old office on State street, she discovered to be as charming and girlish nB ever, and it was also noticed certain callers whom she had been wont to receive came no more. It was further chronicled that there were other things about Miss Hamilton whioh were new and strange. When the postman came and a letter was handed to her--an event of three or times a week--Miss Hamilton would torn a little pale and quickly hide her waist A month later these events had explanation when Miss Hamilton came to the office with a sparkling object her engagement finger, and the.vener- able senior partner received her resignation to take effect soon.--Boston Globe. Comet* to Appear. The London Globe says thatanmn ber of comets will appear in the skies during the year 1898. ""Tha Pons neoke comet should open the list by pearing in April, after an absence of about ij% years. In May the celebrated Encke comet is due. This comet has period of only 8 % years, and its frequent reappearance has been the means of astronomers discovering a great deal about comets aud their wanderings through space. In June we should two of theso ccsmical visitors--Swift's aad Wolfe's comets--tbe former after an absence of sis years and the trifle longer. Temple's comet completes the visitors' list by arriving in September. These comets are all regular visit crs, whose periods aro so well · that their arrivals may be timed to the hour. Others, no doubt, will arrive, but they will doubtless be casuals. Of whose antecedents nothing ia known, and most of them such small fry as catch the attention of only tbe oio*t oidnnns observers." _ J. A Perkiat, ot Aatlqultj, 0 , thirty ye»r§ ne«d]e«ly tortured by phy- sicUns for tb* cure of ecs«m». Ha quickly cured by aning DaWlU'a Wttch Hizal 8»lv«, the ftmoa* tealing Mire pll« kad skio dhteMM. B«Uw«j.

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  1. The Edwardsville Intelligencer,
  2. 18 Jan 1898, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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