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AL0QNA IOWA, WEDNESDAY, 1898, arrie The Telegraph Girl * ROMANCE OF THE CHEROKEE STRIP, X X x Captain Jack Crawfofd "THE POET SCOUT." (Continued.) her! And she herolsm f anned yet brlght- love ln my heart - and , , , her la ngtia&e indicated that d me ln more thail ordinary re- dealing with fiction I would */,»«. , , lrld descri Ption of a desperate conflict between the sheriff's posse and the outlaws, but as I am dealing in ac' do 1 ? Xp . ei ' !ences ' an d the story will, no ~j" 7 be le <id by' many acquainted ,i Jr ,, tlle facts - I must adhere closely to the 1 i,es of truth. The special stopped aoout a mile north of the station to al- the nosse to disembark, and, by ad< l** S nolseles sly, surround the depot <«»1 capture the robbers; but, alas, for «ie vi oil-laid plan, the noise of the train if . heard, and fearing a trap, the ^coundiels, leaving me a parting curse, Hastened from the office, mounted their Horses, which had been secured near by, and made their escape befbre a shot was flred. 'if, A fe w months later, while on leave tf^pf absence granted me from the hand- ;>j<,florae station given me in a beautiful Kansas town, a telegram was handed, ^ to me as I stood in.the parlor of Mrs. f pankin's pretty cottage home in Ar>'Kansas City. I read it and handed it ^ to the little woman dressed In bridal ; robes who stood at my side. Then the chief train dispatcher read it aloud to -the assembled guests. It ran as follows: Topeka, Kan., May 10, 18— iMr. and Mrs. Fred Saunders, Arkansas City. All the officials of the Santa Fe company join in warmest congratulations, 'With the sincere prayer that the new lives you to-day begin may never be shadowed by a cloud of care. While we regret the loss of the valued services 'our little heroine of Red Rock, we glean satisfaction from the fact that we •will yet hold her husband, and will also feel that she, too, is a cherished member of the great Santa Pe family. May the sun of true happiness ever illumine your lives. (Signed) R. B. GEMMELL, Supt, of Telegraph. "I am commissioned," added the dis- 1 patcher, "to place these two envelopes among the gifts from loving friends on this table. They bear slight tokens of appreciation of valuable services from the Santa Fe Company and from the Wells-Fargo Express Company." There was an envelope addressed to \ Carrie, and one to myself. Each contained a crisp, new, uncreased $1,000 "This blissful condition continued for six months or a year. Then, came the usual uncertainties, stiSjpici&M and jealousies that so frequently disturb love's young dream and bring despair to youthful lovers. "It was this way: Our first lleuten- stnt was a dashing young officer, as fearless as a young lion and so handsome that the privates soon dubbed him 'Master Prettyboy.' We were cleaning our muskets one day, preparatory to the morrow's flght, when Mas- 1 the secretary ter Prettyboy came strolling along and paused near us, saying to Jim, Lucy's brother: 'I received a charming letter from your sister today. She sent her love to you two boys and asked toe to tell her how far you both ran at the first flght.' "That night I went to Jim and asked him if the first lieutenant and his sister had long been friends. " 'They played together when ba-- bies,' he answered. 'Sis thinks a heap of him,' "That was enough. From that hour my visions of sweet Lucy were blurred with the mist of insincerity and faithfulness. To be sure, we were not engaged, but we understood, and our eyes had asked and answered the questions which our lips were forbidden to speak. "My love-life—as Ibsen calls it—died one day when the first lieutenant, beaming and smiling, hailed Lucy's brother with: 'Congratulate me, old boy; she says she'll have me.' "Well.the war ended—as you all have perhaps heard ere this, although some of our . mossbacks here in the mountains refuse to believe it. When Lee surrendered I was the superior officer of the handsome first lieutenant, whom I hated and envied with equal passion. I came out of the army with a cruel wound in my shoulder, and it was months before I came back to this part of the country, where I had found and loved and won my pretty Lucy. "The old-time scenes and associations (although the war had brought many grievous changes) seemed to open my emotions anew, and one Sunday I decided to go to her. "I had gone perhaps half the way when I came to a switch on which stood a dilapidated locomotive. An Large Increase of United States. Afffiy Recommended, NEEDED IN OUR NEW LANDS, of ttnr Would for the Increased Force In Annexed Territories — The Casualties In the Jnst Closed. Washington, Dec. 5.—An increase oi the regular army of the United.States to 100,000 men is strongly recommended by Secretary Alger in his annual report, which was made public Friday. This change he considers necessary on ' greenback. HIS LIFE'S MISTAKE. % . .^'Why 'did I never marry? Well I'll tel] you." ^'The little crowd of listeners looked Interested as Col. Wiley, the handsome •White haired bachelor, settled back in his chair, as If to more comfortably relate the story of his escape f ram matrimony. * ,''<! was very much in love, but you ^ would know that when I tell you that jfhe^was as fair and lovely a girl as $4e, Be Virginia skies ever looked down upon. A true southerner.she was loyal lo^her state and was proud to say that ' jlier^ ancestors were among the F F nw 1^'fWhile a slender little creature, she :wan a splendid horsewoman, and knew .finery inch of our rugged mountain ^q'adp. Of course that was just be- 'fpre^the war, and I 'was a young chap ',then, i VHer name was Lucy, a good, old- fasbJgned name that we southerners , fltjll 'cherish, and do not change to the ,n?yre airy Luclle, as do our northern neighbors. It doesn't matter about her you'd all recognize it were I djtttlge, so I shall be silent concern» /'!fhe was the daughter of the house - two large brothers, who look- Lucy a s a mere baby and guarded her quite as zealously. I first ' win their friendship before get- iywnere nea r being even a mere aintance with Lucy. the war broke out both were filled with the enthusi- the battlefield, and by constant nB to their bravery, and adroit worded remarks concerning , ellent appearance in the uni- tops 9* ^ e confederate gray, I soon , won ^em completely over. As for Sj^fhe regarded me with suspicion fQfl* e tlme ' Dut suffice to say that , parched away into the fire and lsr of Shiloh a little golden curl, Joc#i|{; enclosing the photograph of a uiWv j»|rj, and a Bible, her gifts, were and carefully tucked away in $ of my coat. brothers and I were enlisted ,me regiment, and in that way jtly beard from her. Their iptrong minded, stubborn, aris- fellow, had positively for* engagement or even com- of any sort. She was too said, to have her mind tura- with love nonsense. ade no effort to disobey, but gave me the curl and locket J at me through tears that falling from her' great blue f that In the battle of hearts lost, an 4 that in due course claim ttoe indemnity of war tle Lucy my ovyn. "I LOVE YOU, DEAR." engineer and his assistant were endeavoring to polish its rusty wheels and boiler. They were discussing the pros and cons of matrimony. " 'There's no use in talldn',' said one; 'there's mighty little sincerity In women.' " 'That's true,' reiterated the other. 'I went to the war engaged to the sweetest girl you ever clapped eyes on, but when I came back she was married to a cowardly cur that never saw the smoke of a musket.' "So I was not the only one, I thought. I retraced my steps, boarded a train, and a month later was digging a gold mine in the Grand Canon of Colorado. "Years later I was at the depot at Denver awaiting a train to take me back east, and was much surprised to find myself face to face with Lucy's brother Jim. "That night we talked over old times as we smoked our cigars and ^et memory drift back to the exciting days of '64. I thought of the dashing first lieutenant and casually asked: " 'And whatever became of Prettyboy?' "'Why, didn't you know?' he replied. 'He married my sister Katherine ' "" 'Your—sister—Katharine?' I gasped, 'I—I never knew you had any sister but Lucy.' " 'She's a half-sister. My father was married twice, and Katherlne always lived with her grandparents. Say, by the way,' he added, 'we thought at one time that you were rather smitten with Lucy.' "You can imagine my eagerness to reach once more dear old Virginia, How beautiful the dusty old town looked as Jim and I sprang from the train and almost ran down the stret toward his old home! . "Our footsteps sounded loud and drear as we walked across the porch and Jim opened the door. Jim tramped along the hall shouting and laughing and asking if the place were deserted. "Then his mother, bent and gray and her once beautiful face furrowed with lines, came softly toward us. She fell into Jim's arms, sobbing as she did so. " 'It was thoughtless for me to come without telling you beforehand,' he said. 'I might have known It would upset you.' "She but sobbed the more and could not speak. Then she took Jim's hand, and I following, led us to an upstairs room and gently pushed the door ajar. SECRETARY ALGER. account of the condition of the new territory acquired by the United States, tn which a strong military force must, at least for some time, be kept. Just as Secretary Long considered that a great increase in the naval force of the country would be required as the result of the establishment of a colonial system, so Secretary Alger sees the need of an increased military force. The secretary does not, however, desire to keep perforce in the service of the country the volunteers who enlisted to fight their country's battles, but instead recommends that a portion <sf the new recruits be composed of the natives of the Islands In which they are to serve. The fact that they are acclimated <md conversant with the language and habits of their countrymen will, he thinks, enable the government to get into closer touch with the new peoples than would otherwise be possible. In connection with this the secretary advises the establishment of native Constabulary forces for the cities of Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines. As to the loss in men which the United States suffered through the late war this is what the secretary says: "The deaths In the army from May 1 to Oct. 1, including killed, died of wounds and of disease, were 2,910, the smallest death rate recorded of any army in history, a remarkable' fact when It is considered that over 50,000 of our troops, born and reared in the temperate zone, were campaigning 'in tropical climates, subject to rain and heat almost unprecedented." The statement of expenditures and estimates presents some formidable figures. The expenditures for the fiscal year ended June 30 last were $62,634,784, and the estimates for the next fiscal year beginning July 1, 1899, are $195,250,377. Of this great estimate the sum of $55,430,909 is charged to pay of the army. The estimate of extraordinary appropriations required to'; the six months ending June 30, 1899, are $60,177,539, and the estimates for that period, combined with those for the next fiscal year, reach a total of $255,427,917. Cities Should Control Frunolilsoa. Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 5.~The conference of the National Mississippi league closed its sessions here Friday night after two and a half days of thorough discussion of general municipal reforms. Mayor Jones of Toledo, In an address, declared that the granting of any franchise to the financial betterment of any one individual or corporation was altogether undemocratic, and should be discontinued. The city, he declared, should control all of the privileges where money was to be made. The place of meeting for the next conference will be decided at a meeting of the executive committee in February. The conference has been a pronounced success. TH1RTV*SEVEN DROWNED. RHthh jsttftmer clan nttittirtiond tt Wrecked (n Buy «jf iiincij, Lisbon^ Dec. 3. — Thlf ty-seteh pedplS w'Sre drowned 6n t|6 British Steamer Clan Drummond, from the Clyde via Liverpool for Cape of Good Hope, wrecked in the bfty of Biscay. The remainder of the ship's compapy.num- bering twenty-three, was saved and are on board the British steamer Holbein, Capt. Shurloek, from London and Antwerp for Rio Janeiro, anchored oft Cascades, fifteen miles west of here. The Holbein has propeller shafting broken. The Clan Drummond was aw Iron vessel built at Dumbarton in 1882, and- registered 2,908 tons gross-and 1,890 tons net. She-hailed from Glasgow and belonged to the fleet of Irvine & Co. Chicago Ilo:iril of Trmto. Chicago, Dec. 2.—The following ta ble shows the range of quotations on the Board of Tfjidc to-day:: .65 .34% Articles Wheat- Dec. May July Corn- Dec. May •July Oats- Dec. May Pork- Dec. Jan. May Lard— Dec. Jan. May Short Ribs- Dec Jan. .. .4.70 May .. 4.85 High. Low, .601,4 -Closing- Dec.2. Dec.l .26% .27 7.90 9.30 .66% •64% .331/8 .34 Vt .34y 8 .26% .26% 7.80 9.20 9.40 $ .66 .66^ .66% .64% .646 6.17% 5.32% 5.12% 5.27% 4.65 4,77% .33% .34% .35 .26% .26% 7.87% 9.25 9.47% ' 4.97% 5.12% 5.30 4.47% 4.65 4.77% .33 1 / .34% .35 .26% .26T 7.90 9.27% 9.47% E.OO 5.15 5.30 4.50 4.67% 4.82% No Danger of Outbreak. St. Paul, Dec. 3.—C. R. A. Scobey, Indian agent at the Fort Peck agency in Montana, telegraphs from Poplar Mont., to the general office of the Greal Northern railway as follows: "There is absolutely no foundation for the reported danger of an outbreak of Indians, so far as this agency is concerned. I left Helena last night, and have seen reliable parties from the Blackfoot and Belknap agencies, and i am fully satisfied that there is not the slightest danger of trouble at any point." Iiow ISiillroiul J£uto for Troops. San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 3.—Bids for the transportation of the New York regiment of volunteers due to arrive here from Honolulu soon have been opened by Depot Quartermaster Long The bids for carrying twelve companies, numbering about forty-six officers and 1,270 men, from this city to New York range from $9.90 to $40.06 for each passenger. The former bid is the lowest ever made for transcontinental transportation. The contract has not been awarded. Queen Regent In Decorated. Madrid, Dec. 3.—The French ambassador here, M. Patenotre, has handed to the queen regent of Spain an insignia of the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor, bestowed upon her majesty after she had decorated M. Faure, the president of France, with the order of the Golden Fleece. A manifestation made by a number of students here has been easily sup pressed bv the police. Smallpox Scare In Illinois. Joliet, 111,, Dec. 5.—The residents of Coal City, Braldwood and other mining towns of the southern part of Will and Grundy counties are having a jcare over smallpox. Several infected emigrants are known to have arrived in that vicinity, but because of the large foreign speaking population it is next to impossible to locate them and thus take precautions to prevent the spread of the disease. Farragut Una Official Trial. San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 5.—The torpedo-boat Farragut had her official trial on the bay Friday and succeeded in exceeding the required speed of 30 knots by .18 of a knot, her inofficial time being 30.18, with 419% revolutions. The official time will not be given out for a day or so. Gives Information to Kaiser, Berlin, Dec. 5.—Dr. Von Holleben, the German ambassador to the United States, who is now in Berlin, lunched yesterday with Emperor William, and at his majesty's request expounded at Two Trains AVreclied, Ottumwa, Iowa, Dec. 3.—There was a double werck on Friday on the Burlington road west of this city. The west-bound freight ran into a derailing switch and the engine and seven cars were wrecked. An east-bound freight came along immediately afterward and ran into the wreck. Arthur Hickey and Frank Connor, brakemen, were severely and perhaps fatally injured. Gen, Wheeler Uufusca nia Salary. Washington, Dec. 3.—The sergeant- at-arms of the house has reported that of all the congressmen who acceptnd appointments in the army during the war with Spain Congressman "Joe" Wheeler of Alabama, a major-general, and one of the heroes of Santiago, is the only one who has not drawn his salary as a congressman while in the military service. Provisions for Admiral Dewey. Vancouver, B. C., Dec. 3.—Advices from New South Wales say the steamer Culgoii has sailed from Sydney with a cargo of provisions for Admiral Dewey at Manila. The cargo consisted of 5,000 carcasses of mutton, 250 of lamb, 125 tons of potatoes, eighty-one tons of onions and twenty-tiro tons of carrots. •-• »>»*v* o '"•'**' f».*M**^V* \i4-*M \4\J\J& CtJCtJ, ( ^ T • v ~ #T - -* 1 T — •?-*T>'v*»^\4VVl CVl> 'She died but an hour ago/ the length his views regarding the present '-— - 1J '--• " '- * •- - and prospective situation of Spain a nd mother said, but I heard as if in a dream. Then going to a table ghe took up some letters, and, trembling and sobbing, handed them, to me, saying as she did so: 'Lucy left these, She said there was one for you.' "There was but one sheet and on It but a line or two— simply: 'J <jid not forget, and J huve waited patiently, J \ove yftu, dear.' "— Ohicafo the United States, das is Now Palling. Richmond, Ind., Dec. 5.-~The local natural gas company has served aptice upon Its patrons to supply their homes wUh coal or wood for use }n ca,se of emergency. The company says that despite all etfttemeftts to. tb.e tS (|AU9f and rapl^y at Cubans Buying; Arms. Havana, Dec. 3.—It is learned on good authority that the Cubans have recently secretly acquired quite a formidable armament, the ulterior object of which is not known. It is added that they have purchased 8,000 rifles within the last ten days. The fact is causing considerable speculation here. More lladles Come Ashore. Orleans, Mass., Dec. 3.—Two more bodies have come ashore from the wreck of the Portland, making twenty- four in all. One of the latest has been identified as that of A. Gosselln, assistant city clerk of Montreal, Canada, and the other as a deckhand. Increase of Wyge*. Pittstmrg, Dec. 3,—While Andrew Carnegie is violently opposed to expansion o.n general principles, he gladdened thousands of workmen, departments of the Carnegie com? by an &.d,ya,n,ce pf | M •HE -.SAVED THE WROrJQ MAN. Hard tmcfc Stor? Told by a falfcftUve IrlfA fnffarftnfce Agent. Frota th<> Detroit Free Press: "I al- w'dys take" a pride In the business," said the zealous life Insurance agent, "and never fall to take a step that will redound to the Interests^ of my company. I think the company appreciates ay efforts in Its behalf, as a steady increase in salary has been my fortune ever since I began working for It. But I once had ah experience that somewhat dampened my ardor and showed me that, there is a limit in, looking out for your company's Interests. I insured a ,man for $5,000. He" was a splendid risk, sound as a Collar, and 'blcf fair to die of old age. -I felt sure that the company would win out on the flsk, so 1 was feeling pretty good. One day soon afterward I was going down the river on a boat to get a breath of fresh air. Looking the passengers over, I noticed that the party I had Insured was on board, sitting on the railing in a very careless position. It made me nervous to sit there and watch that fellow taking so many chances. I don't know why it Is, but as soon as a man gets his life insured he seems to think that he can flirt with death like a yellow fever Immune. At last the expected happened. . Ho lost his balance and fell overboard. I rushed to the railing and saw at once that the fellow could not swim. I am a pretty good swimmer myself and the party In the water represented $5,000. I couldn't afford to see the company lose- that money right before my eyes, so I plunged In after him. I had a deuce of a time with him before help arrived and at one time I thought it was up with both of us. But help arrived at last and we were pulled out. Then I found that I was not yet out of the woods. The party was unconscious and It was a question whether he would live or die. I got him ashore and hired every doctor I could get to work over him, regardless of expenses. They succeeded In bringing him around at last and I was In the act of sending a glowing acount to my company, together with a pretty stiff bill, when I made the discovery that ho wasn't the fellow I had insured, only a man that looked like him. Worse than that, he was insured for $25,000 in a rival company." UtERARYVfrClfES. South American Pickpockets. Practice makes perfect even In wrong-doing and in the use of what seem to be very awkward means. A writer in the Boston Transcript says: The Gauchos, or dwellers, on the extensive plains of Buenos Ayres, are marvelously dexterous with' both hands and feet. Many of them have acquired, through long practice, such skill in using their toes instead of fingers that they can fling the lasso and even pick pockets with them. Some time ago a Frenchman, who was fishing in one of the rivers of Buenps Ayres, was warned to be on his guard against the light fingered natives. He forthwith kept a vigilant watch upon his companions, but, nevertheless, one day when his attention was closely riveted ou his float, a wily Gaucho drew near and delicately inserting his foot, extracted the Frenchman's hooks and other valuable from his pocket. Scotch Frankness. The lowland Scottish peasant has an extremely matter-of-fact way of speaking about his relatives' and friends' deaths. A good woman who had lost her aunt remarked to a sympathizing visitor: "Eh, yes, mem, aunty's died. But she was very auld and frail. She's far better awa* and far happier in glory and I got a huniier pounds o' a legacy." New York Tribune. RECENT INVENTIONS. A Texan has patented a billiard cue which Is chambered at the end and ailed with chalk, to be discharged through small opening to the face of the cue as each shot is made. In a new British bicycle saddle a metallic ring, supported by braces, Is strung with straps or other flexible material to form a flat seat which springs with the weight of the rider. To ascertain the size of finger rings a new measuring device has a flat base on which the finger is placed, with graduated bars to surround the finger and indicate the size of ring needed. In an improved footrest for boot- blacking stands clamps are provided for the sole and heel portions, which :an be adjusted to fit any foot and clamped in place by a lever at the side of the base. A handy hitching post has a spring drum inserted in the top, on which is wound a cord with a snap hook at the outer end for attachment to the bridle, the spring pulling the rope Into the post when not in use. In a new jack-screw for raising aeavy bodies the spiral ribs Inside the trame are replaced by a series of steel balls which mesh in the grooves on :he threaded shaft and decrease the friction as the shaft is turned. Bags can be quickly fastened by an Ohio man's 'device, consisting of two steel members pivoted together, with a yoke on one which locks over teeth on the other member as they are press- id over the mouth of the sack. A bandy cup for drinking purposes las a weighted section formed \jnder the flange In the bottom, so that the cup can be dropped Into the spring when not in use, the weight keeping t In an upright position as it floats. The French language, tt appears, la ttej adapted to the purpose of the elephone than that lit the, llfst instfttraent of his 6t6fy" df Uie "Merrlmac'' in the B$cemMrvCe"tti tufy. tvhferi ts nn tiihistaiiHy fttifac'tffS nttttbefy Lieut. Hobsoft lays rid' claim to having originated the idea of blocking Ihe channel nt Santiago. Thd Sinking Oi the .collier had bden Ordered by Admiral Sarnpson, bitt the eota- mahding officer off Santiago had not executed the tnnnocttver whett the flagship arrived, and the wofktnf? dut ot Ihe £lari, as well fts its execution, was intrusted to Lieut. ITobson. This Id the only account of his exploit lliafc Mr. Hobsoh has written foi? jsttbli* cation, • . "1'he Coming 1 Fusion of Eltst Rnd West" is the title of a timely article contributed by Ernest F. Fenollosa. to the December number of flttrpcr's Mn,g-ri?,ine. After reviewing the coilcli- tlons of civilization iti China nndVJUpatii Mi'. Fenollosa prophesies tlmt there Will be' a fusion of ehst ftnd west, that m> the east tre,-<ns saviors, organizers nnd fellow-lnborersi will be Welcomed with every privilege, and that riot only out" (lapital but ourselves boclily-^-our families, our homes, out' ideals — sliall be transplanted freely to those genial climes. The Christmas number of St. Nicholas is full of the holiday spirit. The frontispiece is a striking drawing by Max-field Parrisli, illustrating a talo by Evnloeii Stein, entitled "The Page of the Count Reynaiml," This is a story of the song contests of thetroub- tulours, in the days of good King Rene, of Provence. Clara Morris, the eminent, actress, contributes a sketch, full of humor and bright character portrayal, "My Little 'Jim Crow.'" It is the story of a little colored boy that was once a mehiber of her household, and of his pranks, his joys, and his sorrows. , Mrs. Julia Ward Howe in the December Atlantic begins her recollections of American men and events, which range over nearly three-quarters of a century and cover the most notable periods of our national life, with' experiences and descriptions of the most notable and famous ineu and women of the time, Among the interesting literary features announced for early publication in Harper's Bazar are "Preference," a short serial of extraordinary charm, by Caroline Leslie Field; "Nate," a Thanksgiving story of New England scveutv years ago, . by Kate Upson Clark, illustrated by Clifford Carlcton; nnd "An Alien at Home," a story showing how foreign residence, if prolonged, unfits one for our rushing life, by Annie B. : P. Searing. It» the Ameiican Monthly Review of Reviews for December the editor reviews the November elections, the progress of our peace negotiations with Spain, and other matters of national and international moment. Some very suggestive and interesting cartoons from recent issues of the Spanish journals are reproduced, An important series of 'pictures of Pope Leo XIII, from the only photographs taken in many years, will shortly be published iu Harper'i Weekly. The December issue of Harper's Round Table will be a Christmas double number, with a special illuminated cover from a design by Maxfleld Parrisli. It will contain sixty-four pages of reading matter, instead of forty-eight pages as usual, and the leading holiday story, "A Revolutionary Santa Glaus," by Pcrcival Risdale, will be illustrated in colors from drawings by Edward Penflelcl. Hooks by Hongrliton, Mlfllln & Co. Among the books recently published by Houghton, Mifllin & Co., Boston and New York, Is "The Battle of the Strong," by Gilbert Parker, author 'of "The Seiits of the Mighty." The scenes of "The Battle of the Strong" are principally in the Isle of Jersey. The story opens enrly m 1781, when a company of French soldiers is sent to capture the island from the British. Without giving the plot, it' may 'be said that the time is one of great historic significance; the French revolution casts its strong, fierce light on the scene; and war, loyalty, treason, love and devotion lend a most truthful and often tragic variety to the talo. The story is of engrossing interest, and is told with a power and mastery which will add even to Mr. Parker's already great reputation as a novelist. Price 81.50.^ Another book of exceptional merit is one by Maurice Thompson, author of "A Tallehassee Girl,' 1 etc,, bearing the title of "Stories of the Cherokee Hills." These stories belong to the same general time and place with Mr. Joel Chandler Harris's "Home Tales." They are mostly stories of masters and slaves, whose relations are usually friendly, with some fantastic or humorous element; and the stories, with Mr Komble's illustrations, make a very attractive book. Price $1.50. "A Great Love," by Clara Lou^e Purnharo, author of "Miss Archer," "Sweet Clover," etc., is another book which is meeting with much favorable. comment. Mrs. Burnham here adds another to the list of her popular novels, which a host of readers nagerly devour. The plot is ingenious but probable, the characters interesting, the incidents natural yet dramatic, and the tone is eminently sane and wholesome. Price $1.35. "The Charming Sally," is the story of a privateer schooner of New York, a tale of 1765, by James Otis, author of "Toby Tyler," "The Boys of 1745,"etc, The stirring years before the Jlevolu-. lion are the time of this wide-awake story. Three boys sail on the Charming Sally after a British vessel, pufc into Boston harbor, go back to New York, aud have very interesting adventures in the city and on the schooner, Prlca $1,50. ' • - ' •"••...•• '•"* ' "Stories in Light and Shadow," fry. the ever popular Bret Harte. Useeais superfluous to commend the stories, of Bret IJariQ, for a multitude pf readers, Spd them among the most; enter ^viaing, and in a literary way the nipsfe at- traetiye, pf modern stories. This is, especially tru? of the new b^opfc a,bp,ve Bamed, which contains ft ,RS»«rti$r of stqries " '

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