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s RfJE-WYORK (ElStTRAL & HUDSON RIVER R. R Time Table No. 77. In effeci J m e 14,5190 • TRAINS. aoisa lusr. 1 - 1::::;;:;: No. s.. ....... u:;::::::: N o . 7 4 . . . . . . . . . £ 1 = gS 6^::::::::: i fsi I tE=; ill l i i 111 is . i 5 i a . 4 r n . 3 j li \ m 111 iaioiilS i.'-l ft J I 12.4(’ No. 17 w ill stop a t Sebenectady on the tai:e OE passengers Cor points west of olEpassensei A. H. Si Gen’I _ «H(nd itar»l Station. HeTf Tork. UTiunB ’PA'nr.v. NO. 40. INlBFJPECT JONE 14,1903 Malone ........... Folton Chalii, MoKeever.... Otter Lake.... WWte Lake.. F o r ^ p o r t . . . . Bem sen, ....... . HiiMMey. . . . . . . ------- ict Jimot. KOTTK.rtj.^^.. Oonntryman’s KPAincONS. HOTMmVr:;: E a s t Bridge Ooantryman Sento?Oba4m \X k 10 28 2.35 11 12.28 12.F4 1 05 140 P.OO i 1 i f 10 30 10 40 fl0 45 flO 50 10 55 ii'o5 11 15 1127 •*f\ IntUcates th a t trains ^nll stop on signal A. H . SMITH, Oen’l k itral Station New York- W E S T - S H O E F --■-R7Ut.Rn7^ T :£ime Table No. 43. In effect Nov. 15,1903. GOING EAST, ••• -sE x .... ' hEx >c^tmn. ♦SContinent’l Lt GOING WEST. ♦Pacific Ex ........ +Canaj’e liocal.. *A^& Bnfi. Loc. %*m.& H.R. Ex. §+ContinentT Lt tmsdails rains ran O. L. POX, igent, M< 1 3 1 1 € I 1 s A. M. A. M. A. M. 1l2 55 734 7 19 7 15 i l l 10 15 \ z l o ''l ^ i '\‘it’O 6 40 636 6 ^ I f . 1126 A. M. A. M. \*“5*10 % li Of' J ! . u 1 i f ^6^28 % “4i M i \ s i t E. D. CONKLIN. Agent, Mohawk. Agent, Ilion. GEO. H. DANIELS, Gen. P a s^A g t^ ^ >rk city Agents of Westcott Express Company are on all through trains to check baggage, and engage a cab or a carriage, etc. INTER-URBAN RAPID TRANSIT Utica & Mohawk Valley Eailway ■ <H. M. I. & P- Bailway included.) Modern, comfortable, speedy and safe. Trol­ ley service between Little Falls and.Rome; Xrtica and Clinton; Intermediate points. B'ree transfers to and from Utica City and Subur­ ban lines. Main Une«-=Rome»—Utica— Little Falls- Every Half Hoar; GOING' EAST— Fm sT 5:30 A. M. L ast 1 A. M. GOING WEST —PmsT 6:00 A. M. L ast *l A. M. ♦This car goes to Utica, the last one through to Rome is 11 p. m. H. Mi I. & F. Division— Every Half Hour: Going- East—First 5:15 a. m. Last 11:52 p. m. Going West—First 6:07 a. m. Last 12:07 a, m. SAVE FARES BY BUYING TICKETS. Little Falls & Uolgeville Bailroac T ime tabus N o . 19—J une 17,1800. REGULAR TRAINS. One fare 45 cents; round trip tickets 80 cents GOING SOUTH. Leave Dolgeville, 9:00 A. m .; 2:50 p, m . Sundays only, 9:15 a . m .; 1:4 o p , m .; 6:15 p. M. GOING NOBTH. Leave Little Falls, 10:45 a . m .; 5:05 p. M. Sundays only, 10:20 A. M.; 2:40 p. M.; 7:00 ] Ingham’s trains 2 and 7 with Stage for Ing ham’s Mills. At Dolgeville with villagt busses and eiago for Salisbury, Salisbnrj ~ ' r, Emmonsvilh, Stratford and the An lh Lakes O has . SuEurvAK. SuDerlntendent. I M iss DIANA’S 11 I DUTY' i| ^ JOHN LANGDON HEATON | ^ Copyriohf, ISOS, hu the International « Literary and News Service |T ^ I S S DIANA TALBOT was so I pretty that she might have been pardoned if she had felt that she was fulfilling her purpose in the divine plan by merely existing. But a strain of almost mor­ bid conscientiousness drawn from a long line of New England forbears pre­ vented her from taking such a simple view of the problems* of life. “No, Herbert,” she said in the-course of an animated dispute with BIr. Blat- teson, “I cannot turn my back upon the promptings of duty. I have been llioroiighly educated—expensively edu­ cated, at least—as you know. More than that, I’m a specialist. I went from college to Profe.>sor Arbuthnot’s laboratory. There aren’t ten women In the country who know zoology as I know it. Professor Arbuthnot has often said that if Blaud Jones and I wasted tlio chance he gave ns and threw away the pains he took with us by getting maiTied he’d never bother with another w'oman as long ds he lived. He’s right. I have a duty to him, to the students who come after me, to the community. I cannot turn back from my task. I shall not even seek a professional chair. I shall teach young children in the common schools who need me. You do not. You have I your factory to attend to. your mother and sisters”— “Confound my sisters! No, I don’t mean that exactly. They’re well want another. Somehow I can’t get the hang of these modern philanthropic ideas. Here are you and I, plainly de­ signed to be married, and some mil­ lions of children equally destined to happy ignorance of bugs ies. Instead of marrying me you go off to teach them lower FiRE ALARM. No. i-9 Washington and Geml•^.n Streets 2?o. 2S Prospect; and Church Streets No. 3-7 Main and Mary Streets No. 4-6 Mam and Albany .streets No. 5-5 William and Smith Streets, No King Street and Eastern Avenue, forms of animal life. Result—I’m mis­ erable, you’re lonely, they’re disgusted. Unhappiness all round and not a soul the better for it. You don’t need to do It either.” “Not for money—no. But here in Massachusetts there are plenty of girls for all the men who wish to marry. There’ll be fewer superfluous women by one if I go to work. Society has made great sacrifices and gifted men have spent their lives to prepare me for working. To be perfectly frank, I think I am fit for something better, industrially, than sewing on buttons.” “Don't doubt it; but I refuse to con­ sider you industrially,” observed Blat- “Ah, yes,” cried the girl, throwing her head proudly back, “a toy in a gilded cage—tired of, probably, as soon as won; that’s the man’s idea of matri­ mony! Don’t argue with me, Herbei-t. It’s breaking my heart to send you away, but I must do it, and I bog you, ob, I beg you, not to make it harder for me!” At this outbreak Blatteson began to look imcomfortable. His silence roused in Diana’s mind the hope that he was convinced by her cogent argument—a hope which proved that, much as she knew about invertebrata, she was lit­ tle versed in the ways of the higher mnmTnflllfl. For Blatteson, a bullet headed ex-right tackle with a magnifi­ cent record in ground gaining and in terference, was by no means a “quit­ ter.” Nevertheless he kept silent for some moments, and when he spoke his words were honeyed guile, “I’ll tell you what I’ll do,” he said slowly. “I’ll go away and not see you again unless you send for me, if you’ll kiss me goodby.” “Not see you again?” cried Diana Talbot aghast. “But I don’t want”— “I think it would be best,” said Blat- teson gravely. “Your duty prevents your marrying me. Then I must learn to forget you—the sooner the bettor. You cannot expect to refuse me as a husband and keep me as a lover, or even as a fi-iend. Yon mustn’t make it harder for me. Goodby!” He rose to go. Pale and panting she confronted him. Then, flinging her arms about his neck, she kissed him passionately. “Go, go!” she cried, and, turning about, she fled from the room. Matteson looked after her reflective­ ly and then took his departure in fair­ ly good spirits for a rejected lover. It was only a few days after this that Nepontic became aware of an as­ tounding rumor that Herbert Matteson had mysteriously disappeared. As he was the mo.st important individual in the place—shops, professional men and even churches being almost dependent ion the weekly pay roll of the Nepon- Milling company, of which he was president—the news caused a sensation. Many were the queries addressed to Arthur Eankine, the treasurer of the mills, a pleasant faced young college chum and personal friend of Blatte- son. Of course, because of these re­ lations, he put the best possible face upon the situation. “I do not know where JIi*. Blatteson is,” he would say when he felt called upon to say anything. “I presume he went away on private, business, but be said nothing to me about its nature. As for the mills, of course it makes not the slightest difference.” “Oh, of course.” * Nevertheless the reply became mo­ notonous after some weeks, and at last Eankine began varying it occasionally with a testy “He may be in Kamchat­ ka for all I know.” The people shook their heads, and rumor became gossip. Stripped of the cireumlocutoi'y phrases proper in speak­ ing of a first citizen, Nepontic was cer­ tain that the chief proprietor of the Tipoi tie 1 main industry of the town was indulg­ ing' in a “spree” of appalling dimen- Forgone. JIrs. Eankine was sure of it becaiw of her husband's persistent roticenco on tbe subject. And because she held Bliss Talbot mainly responsi­ ble she found it hard to forgive that young woman. Stiil, as they had been in former years tbe closest friends and were yet Intimate, she felt it her duty to call at Dr. Talbot’s and acquaint Diana with the rumors. “Yes,” said the young zoologist, look­ ing out with sad eyes from a wan, un­ smiling face, “I had heard the—the sto­ ries. Do you—do you know?” “I know absolutely uotbiiig about it.” “What does Arthur think?” “What he thinks 1 can’t say, because I’m not a mind reader, and be doesn’t like to talk about it, as you might sup­ pose. He says he has not the slightest Idea where BIr. Blatteson is, that all his business affairs ’are in perfect or­ der, and so on. And that is absolutely all that I can get out of him. I really think he knows nothing. He isn’t wor­ ried as much as I should be, but, then, men are queer.” A few days later Arthur Eankine, called to St. Louis by business, dropped Into a costly hotel, where he found Matteson in good spirits, but eager for news from home. *T am glad you didn’t tell me where you were going,” said Eankine, puffing away at his cigar, with his feet com­ fortably resting on the table in Blat- teson’s room. “By the time I got your letter the town was wild. By the way, 1 papers b a”— yo u r picture, w ith “Hang the papers! How about Di­ ana?” “She’s got a grouch on. Things aren’t going her way. The school com­ mittee is keeping her out of the temples of instruction with a club, and they’re right. Children who go to work at fourteen have more use for fractions than zoology. Of course it’s important, zoology is; but, hang it all, if we tried to learn one-tenth part of the important things”— “Oh, shut up! Quit preaching!” “If she wants to teach kids compara­ tive zoology,” Eankine went on, un­ moved, “she’ll have to open a private school and lasso ’em into it, and Dr. Talbot won’t stand for that. Blay went to talk you over with her and have a good comfortable cry the other day.” “She had heard?” “Oh, sure! Before that. It’s my pri­ vate opinion, in -which the wife of my bosom shares, that Di is lonely without you.” “Well, Arthur, you’re no end of a good fellow to take all this trouble for me. Wlien you get back I wish you’d tell Blrs. Eankine you have heard that I am in New Orleans. You don’t know what I ’m. doing there, and that's no lie either; you won’t know.” I don’t know yet myself. Tell her it’s very confi­ dential and”— “No, no; that won’t do. She’d take it too literally and keep mum. I’ll tell her it’s not to be gossiped about in gen­ eral, as you doubtless have reasons for privacy, but that I think perhaps it’s her duty to tell Bliss Talbot” “All right, old boy; you know your own women folks best. Say it’s duty, and it goes.” A few days later Blatteson received in New Orleans the following letter: Nepontic, Mass., May 16. My Dear Mr. M atteson—I feel it my duty to inform you t h a t rum o rs a re afloat in town which m ay seriously interfere with your future usefulness and influence for good. W hen we last m et you promised not to speak to me again until I sent for you. I wish to see you now, for your own sake. Your friend, - DIANA TALBOT. The young manufacturer reached Ne­ pontic looking “as fit as a fiddle and as “ Go, go!” s?ic cried. fine as silk,” as Eankine put it. “The rest has done him a world of good,” he would add eheerfullj’’ in commenting upon Blatteson’s appearance to vil­ lagers of standing. “Stayed away till he got good and over it,” was the more cynical verdict of the-townspeople. Gossip was less severe upon the great man’s falling from grace—or, at least, less busy—-because of a new sensation. John R. Hawkins was paying open court to “Doc Talbot’s girl” and seem­ ed quite in her favor. BIr. Hawkins was an eminently re­ spectable citizen of substantial means and character. The fact that he v,uis something like seventy years old and overburdened with the care of five quite young grandchildren, left in his charge by his only son when dying, gave his wooing, in the eyes of the town-'-ipoopI\ a comic rather than a ro­ mantic appearance. Still Hawkins was, like other desperate men, a rival not to he de.spised. j “She’s ntchully goin’ t’ have the ol’ coot so’a t ’ git them children o’ his’n ’n’ learn ’em bugs ’n’ mice ’n' things,” said Uncle Nate Arkwright from the armchair by the grocery stove. “I do’ know wut the wc»i'ld’s cornin’ d ’ these days. In my time mos’ any girl ’d jump half o'lt'n her s’-.In t’ git a man ' I like ifert Blatteson. yh yere this Talbot ' gal, she goes a-palaveriu' round tryin’ J j t’ git hoi’ o’ other folks’ childer t' ' teach ’em a lot o’ follolls ’n* contrap­ tions, ’n’ even willin’ t ’ take a roomatic or cuss like John H a w k ins throwed in If she c’n git a few on 'em. ■ I’m a good min’ t ’ git my or courtin’ suit out'n the attic ’n’ go ’n’ cut ’im out myself!” “Go in and win, Uncle Nate,” said Bub Saulsbury. “If Ah bad gal lak dat Ah spank him, mabbe two, free tarn a week, quaite strong,” said Antoine Le Caron, but no one paid the slightest attention to his disciplinary ideas. “I wonder the oI’ fool ain't got no more sense ’imself,” Lije Curry ven­ tured at last. “He ain’t in no ways f blame,’’ said Uncle Nate emphatically. “She done most o’ the courtin’ herself, they do say, jes’ f git-hoi’ o’ them childer. Wants f learn ’em about bugs!” And Uncle Nate siiat comprehensively at the box of sawdust. “ ’S for John Haw- , kins, he’d do -wuss’n that t ’ git shet o’ them young ones. Can’t do nothin’ with ’em—John he can’t. Johnny’s a terror, he is. ’N ye know wut hi’ed help is nowadays.” An answering murmur of cordial as­ sent greeted this appealing statement. “Nothing is too astonishing to be true, I suppose,” said Matteson, as he paused on Dr. Talbot’s front porch to mop his forehead. The day was warm and sunny and there was a sweet smell of blossoming wild currants in the air. “How well you are looking, Mr. Blat­ teson,” said Diana Talbot. “Shall we sit upon the porch? It’s pleasant to­ day.” “When I see you—yes, i f s pleasant Tell me, is it true, as they say in the village, that you’re going to marry old Hawkins for the sake of a ready made zoology class?” She flushed. “BIr. Hawkins is only sixty-seven,” she said, “and an estima­ ble man. I find that he sympathizes with my views on many points. He is surprisingly liberal in his way of looking a t things.” “Is he going to let you teach?” “I have no opportunity here,” she said, with some hauteur, “and since mothefs death I hardly like to go to another town and leave father alone. But BIr. Hawkins has no objection to my prosecuting original re.search.” “In the vast leisure remaining after looking out for five small children and two old men?” queried Blatteson. “How generous! You.could have more time as my wife, if that’s all.” “No,” she said, “you would consent to anything now, but you are flippant. You do not sympathize with me deeply, seriously, as he does. You vrould ridi­ cule and interrupt my life work. Per­ haps it is written that I am to remain an investigator rather than a teacher. And he is lonely and—but I have not yet decided. I have not given him an answer.” “I hope.” Blatteson began, choosing his words carefully, “that you will de­ lay your decision as long as possible and try to see if you have not duties of your own now, without assuniing new ones that do not at present con-- cern you. You have your duty to your­ self. This passion for self abnegation is morbid and unwholesome. You have your duty to me. You have a duty to the generation that has reared and ed­ ucated you to remain in it and not be drafted into a generation that has had its day. You can ruin my life if you T “New he answered Fhortly, “unless he'.\? started for Kalamazoo by this time.” “The outrageous thing! Can’t any­ thing be done? fffie says she'.s going to promLse old Ilawicins fomorroiv -to marry him.” “Yrho says so?” ashed Llanhinc- ir:- differeu-Uy. “You—yon brute!” sobbed the little lady, bmr.ti!ig into tears. “I’m afraid, dear,’’ .iBrthur went on after an interval of irrelevant discus­ sion, “that I am something of a fatalist about iu::tters of this sort. It’s fated. I suppose, that she is to do this fool thing, and that’s all there is about it. You mustn’t blame Bertie for going off that way eithei*. She’s thrown him down, and thrown him down hard, and it hurts, and he doesn’t like to stay around here. I wo’Jldn’t if you’d treat­ ed me in that way.” “I’m going to see her after dinner,\ she announced in tones of decision. “Won’t be any use. Her dutj- is plain, but she won’t see it. She ought to marry him for his own sake and take him out of this cursed place; go around the world or something. If she wants to do something woi’th while for an as­ sortment of her fellow men wouldn’t his ducats give her the biggest kind of an opportunity?” Blay Eankine mentally noted her hus­ band’s suggestion. Prolonged foreign travel and a cbance to study the old masters wfith a new master always ap­ peal to women. “But it’s no use,” Eankine, added with artful gloom, “She's as fibstinate as a mule and won’t be budged. You might as well stay at home and play chess.” “Chess! Oh, you cold blooded”— “All right,” said Arthur quickly. 'take you round and drop into the office for awhile to let you talk. But 1 tell you again it's no use.” “I’ll hit that prediction either way,” he reflected. “If I’m right I’m wise, and if I ’m wrong she’s happy enough to forgive me.” It was some months before the Blat- tesons returned to Nepontic. They were married in magic June and ,wan- 'ipred lels’areiy around the world, for­ tunately forgetting some things they had learned and getting a new per­ spective of familiar ideas. They came back as merry as grigs and presently ' moved into tbe new house that had ■ been “closed in” during their absence ' and finislied under their daily inspec- ' ticn after their return. 1 The first night under their own roof I Diana ivits somewhat distraught. Pi- } nally. with a deep sigh for preface, ‘ she addressed her liusband abruptly ' out of a fit of ir.Vf^'.ug: “H e rbert, I have- n e v e r spoken to you altout tlK!.5e tlread- ' ful times when yon left Xen iitic. but I feel that now ni th« new hope that ’ we have, you know, I speak- t must ask j-ou foi- the .c;!ke of—ask you ; to be careful to guard agaiust auy in- • herited tendencies that might bligav; Ms—its future, you know. Oh, do you-: ' suppose they will be transmitted to”— i “What kind of inherited tendencies?’” demanded Blatteson, starting up. i “Oh, any kind,” she said hastily , “drinking, you know, or—or anything.”' ' 1 “Drinking? Never was drunk in my ■ “Oh, I’m so glad! But they said i when you went a-way”— ? mill “Pshaw! It’s a pipe dream. I never 'as drunk. Father never was either; ; . JO he told me. Don’t believe grand- i father ever was. Oh, tbe baby ought to start fair that way, unless you’re ■tippling on the sly yourself. But great Scott! Do you mean to tell me you married me to reform me?” “There was perhaps a little misap­ prehension,” she replied demurely, “but 11 suppose it’s m y duty now to make ■ the best of it.” BUOKLBN’S AENJOA SALVE. Has world wide fame for marvelous - cures. It surpasses any other salve, . lotion, ointment or balm for Guts; , Corns, Burns. Boil, Sores, Felons, Ulcers, Teter, Salt Rhenm Fever- Sores, Chapped Hands, Skin Erup- - tions; infallible for Piles. Onre- guaranteed. Only 25c at L. H. H o llon ’s, Herkimer, and J. p , Fitch’s Mohawk, Druggists. Subscribe for the Democrat. -Ir ■will. You can ruin your own. I shan’t say much now,ow, foror I can’tn’t trustrust my­ self to speak. I canan onlynly begeg youu notot f 1 ca t my- j I c o b yo n ’■ to be in haste in your decision. Good­ by, dearest—I must call you that—good- by!” And again he stood facing her, ready As Matteson presently swung off down the path toward the gate Miss Talbot was conscious of bitter disap­ pointment that his call had been so brief and, if the truth must he told, that this time he had not offered to kiss her. If he had swept her into his big arms and crushed her against his chest, if he had rained kisses on her face and poured endearing words into her ears, resistance would have been simply out of the question. Like many another young man in love, he was en­ tirely too cautious. Besides, the interview had taken place on the front porch of Dr. Talbot’s house, which w’as set on a hill and could not be hid. It was most unfortu- “Arthur,” said Matteson as he burst into the mill office a few minutes later, “I fear another of my famous de­ bauches is due about now. This time I’ll tell you beforehand where I’m go­ ing, because you may need to use the information in a hurry. Let’s see. Where’s a good place? Not too far away.” “Montreal?” “Know too many people there. Ban­ gor—no; Blaine won’t do. Have to go through Boston. By George, I’ll dis­ appear like magic in New York! The great, bustling metropolis shall swallow me as if”— “Know lets of people- there too.” “Yes, but I can dodge ’em.” “All right,” said Eankine, noting the number that Blatteson gave him. “I’ll keep my eyes open. Go along now and begin your drunk, you disgusting object.” . “Arthur, where’s Bert Matteson?” { demanded Blrs. Eankine, rushing upon her husband like a whirl-wind as he en- , t?red tho house late in the afternoon if the next day. [ f-.’- • ’ ... ,.MIss Alice Bailey, of Atlanta, Ga.,1 tells how she was permanently curcrl of - inflammation of the ovaries, and esc a the surgeon s knife, by the use of Lydia E* Pinkham^s Vegetable G>mpotmd# The uni'versal indications of the approach of woman’s great enemy, inflam- - mation and disease of the ovaries, are a dull throbbing pain, accompanied by - a sense of tenderness and heat low down in the side, with occasional shooting pains. On examination i t may be found that the region of pain will show some sw e lling This is the first stage of inflammation of the ovaries. - D ear M bs . F inkham :—I wish to express m y gratitude for the.- restored health and happiness Lydia E. Pinkham*s Vegetable Com-' pound has brought into my life. “I had suffered for three years ’with terrible pains at the time o f ' menstruation, and did not know what the trouble was until the doctor prono^cedit inflammation of the ovaries, and proposed an operation. 1 weak and sick that I felt sure that I could not survive tho ordeal, and so I told him that I would not undergo it. The following ; week I read an advertisement in the paper of your v egetable Compound I in such an emergency, and so I decided to try it. Great was my joy to > K lor ren weeHS, ana at tne end oi that tune 1 was cured, eighteen pounds’and was in excellent health, and am now. “ You surely deserve great success, and you have my very besk- wishes.”— M iss A lice B ailey , 50 IVorth Boulevard, Atlanta, Ga. .^ o t h e i^ o m a n s^ e d from a surgical operation hy Lydia E. Pm k h am s Vegetable Compound. Eead what she says:— “D ear M rs . 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