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Publication: Burlington Hawk Eye June 15, 1890

Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - June 15, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE HAWK-EYR turnoff 5,000 The attention of a ft re rf ii&rs ts nuM to the i fad that the devolution of the Daily Bt Eye now reaches an average of Five Ti sand copies per day. ESTABLISHED: JUNE, 1839.)BURLINGTON, IOWA, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 15, 1890-EIGHT PAGES. (PRICE: 15 CENTS PER WEEK. THE WRITTEN BY CAPTAIN CHARLES KING, U. S. N. author of ‘DUSKAVEN RANCH,” “THE COLONEL’S DAUGHTER,’ ETC., ETC. ‘MARION'S FAITH,’ [Copyright, 1890, for The Hawkeye.] 66 T CHAPTER XIX. IHE one tiding lacking to complete the chain is Gower,” said the major, as he looked up over his spectacles. “It would be difficult to tell what became of him. We get tidings of most of the deserters who arc as prominent among the men as he appears to have been; but I have made inquiry, and so has the colonel, and not a word has ever been heard of him since the night he appeared before Mrs. Clancy and handed over the money to her. He was a strange character, from all accounts, and must have had some conscience after all. Do jou remember him at all, Hayne?” “I remember him well. We made tho march from tlx* Big Horn over to Battle Butte together, and lie was a soldier one could not help remarking. Of course I never had anything to say to him, but we heard he was an expert gambler when the troop was over there at Miners’ Delight.” “Of course his testimony isn’t necessary. Clancy and his wife between them have cleared you, after burying you alive five years. But nothing but his story could explain his singular conduct—planning the w hole robbery, executing^ with all tho skill of a professional jailbird, deserting and covering several hundred miles with his plunder, then daring to go to the old fort, find Mrs. Clancy, and surrender every cent the moment he heard of your trial. What a fiend that woman was! No wonder she drove Clancy to drink!” “Will you send copies of her admission with Clancy’s affidavits:’’ asked Hayne. “Here they are in full,” answered the major. “The colonel talks of having them printed and strewn broadcast as warnings against ‘snap judgment’ and too confident testimony iii future.” Divested of the legal encumbrances with which such documents are usually weighted, Clancy's story ran substantially as follows: “I was sergeant in K troop, and Gower was in F. We had been stationed together six months or so when ordered out on the Indian campaign that summer. I was dead broke. All my money was gone, and my wife kept bothering mo for more. I owed a lot of money around headquarters, too, and Gower knew it, and sometimes asked mo what I was going to do when we got back from the campaign. We were not good friends, him and I. Thoro was money dealings between us, and then there was talk about Mrs. < Haney fancying him too much. Tho paymaster came up with a strong escort and paid oft the boys late in October, just as tho expedition was breaking up and going for homo, and all the officers and men got four months’ pay. There was Lieut. Crane'and t;wenty men of F troop out on a scout, but the lieutenant had left his pay rolls with Caph Hull, and the men had all signed before they started, ami so tho captain ho drew it all for them and put each man’s money in an envelope marked with his name and tho lieutenant's too, and then crowded it all into some bigger envelopes. I was there where I could see it all. and Gower was watching him close. ‘It’s a big pile tho captain's got,’ says he. ‘I'd like to be a road agent and nab him.’ When I told him it couldn’t 1)0 over eleven hundred dollars, he says, ‘That’s only part. He has his own pay and six hundred dollars company fund, and a wad of greenbacks he's been car-ryin’ around all summer. Ifs nigh on to four thousand dollars he’s got in his saddle bags this day.’ “Arui tied night, instead of Lieut. Crane's coming back, he sent word he had found the trail of a big band of Indians, md the whole crowd went in pursuit. There was foilr com pa ides of infantry, linier (’apt. Rayner, and F and K troops— what was left of them—that were ordered Lo stay by t he wagons and bring them safely down; and we started with them over towards Battle Butte, keeping south of the way the regiment had gone to follow Mr. Crane. And the very next day Cap!, liayner got orders to bring his battalion to the river and get on the boat, while the wagons kept on down the bank with us to guard them. And Mr. Hayne was acting quartermaster, and he stayed with us; and him and Caph Hull was together a good deal. There was some trouble, we heard, localise Caph Rayner thought another officer should have been made quartermaster and Mr. Hayne should with have stayed they had some Hull gave Mr. and seemed to his company, and words; but Caph I [ayne a horse keep him with him; and that night, in sight of Battle Butte, the steamboat was out of sight ahead when we went into camp, and I was sergeant of tho guard and had my lire near the captain's tent, and twice in the evening Gower came to me and said now was the time to lay hands on the money and skip. At last he says to me, ‘You are flat broke, and they'll all be bedown on you whei/you get back to tile post. No man in America wants five hundred dollars more than you do. I’ll give you live hundred in one hour from now if you'll got tho captain out of his tent for half an hour.' Almost everybody was asleep then; the captain was, and so was Mr. Hayne, and he went on to tell mo how he could do it. He'd been watching the captain. It made such a big bundle, did the money, in all the separate envelopes that he had done it all up different—made a memorandum of the amount due each man, and packed the greenbacks all together in one solid pile —his own money, the lieutenant's and the men's—done it up in paper and tied it firmly and put big blotches of green sealing wax on it and sealed them with tho seal on his watch chain. Says Gower, ‘You got the captain out, as I tell you, and I'll slip right in, get the money,'stuff some other paper with a few ones and twos in the package; his seal, his watch and everything is there in the saddle bags under his head, and I can reseat and replace it iii live minutes, and he'll never suspect the loss until the command all gets together again next week. By that time Til be three hundred miles away. Everybody will say 'twas Gower that robbed him, and you with your five hundred will never be suspected.’ I asked him how could he expect the captain to go and leave so much money in his hags with no one to guard it; and he said he'd bet on it if I did it right. The captain had had no luck tracking Indians that summer, and the regiment was laughing at him. He knew they were scattering every which way now, and was eager to strike them. All I had to do was to creep in excited like, wake him up sudden, and tell him I was sure I had heard an Indian drum and their scalp dance song out beyond the pickets —that they were over towards Battle Butte, and he could hear them if he would come out on the river bank. ‘He'd go quick,’ says Gower, ‘and tjijnk of nothing.’ “And—I wouldn't believe i^but he did. He sprang up and went right out with me, just flinging his overcoat round him; and he never seemed to want to come in. The wind was blowing soft like from the southeast, and he stood there straining his ears trying to hear the sounds I told him of; but at last lie gave it up, and we went back to camp, and lie took his lantern and looked in his saddle bags, and I shook for fear; but he seemed to find everything all right, and in the next ten minutes he was asleep, and Gower came and whispered to me, and I went with him, and lie gave me five hundred dollars, in twenties. ‘Now you’re bound,’ says he; ‘keep the sentries off while I get my horse.’ And that's the last I ever saw of him. Then a strange thing happened. ’Twas hardly daylight when a courier came galloping up, and I called the captain, and he read the dispatch, and says lie, ‘Bv heaven, Clancy, you were right after all. There are Indians over there. Why didn't I trust your ears? Call up the whole command. The Riflers have treed them at Battle Butte, and Capt. Rayner has gone with his battalion. We are to escort the wagons to where the boat lies beyond the bend, and then push over with all the horsemen we can take.’ It was after daylight when we got started, but we almost ran the wagons ’cross country to the boat, and there Capt. Hull took F troop and what there was of his own, leaving only ten men back with the wagons, and not till then was Gower missed; but all were in such a hurry to get to the Indians that no one paid attention. Mr. Hayne he begged the captain to let him go, too, so the train was left with the wagon master and tho captain of the boat, and away we went. You know all about the fight, and I low ’twas Mr. Hayne the captain called to and gave his watch and the two packages of money when he was ordered to charge. I was right by his side, and I swore—God forgive me! that through the crack and tear in the paper I could see the layers of greenbacks, when I knew ’twas only some ones and twos Gower had slipped in to make it look right; and Capt. Raynor stood there and saw the packet, too, and Sergt. Walsho and Bugler White; but them two were killed with him, so that ’twas only Capt. Rayner and I was left as witnesses, and never till we got to Laramie after the campaign <lid the trouble come. I never dreamed of anything ever coming of it but that every one would say Gower stole the money and deserted; but when tho captain turned the packages over to Mr. Hayne and then got killed, and Mr. llayno carried tho packages, with the watch, seal, saddlebags and all, to Cheyenne, and never opened them till ho got there—two weeks after, when we were all scattered—then they turned on him, I is own officers did, and said he stole it and gambled or sent it away in Chey-snne. “I had lost much of my money then, and Mrs. (Taney got the rest, and it made me crazy to think of that poor young gentleman accused of it all; but. I was in for it, and knew it meant prison for years for me, and perliaps they couldn't prove it on him. I got to drinking then, and told Capt. Rayner that the —th was down on me for swearing away the young officer's character; and then he took me to Company B when the colonel wouldn’t have me any more in the —th; and one night when Mrs. Clancy had been raising my hair and I wanted money to drink and slic’d give me none, little Kate told me lier motlier had lots of money in a box, and that Sergt. Gower had come and given it to her while they were getting sett leil in the new post after the Battle Butte campaign, and he had made her promise to give it to me the moment I got back—that somebody was in trouble, and that I must save him; and I believed Kate, and charged Mrs. Clancy with it, and she beat me and Kate, an'd swore it was all a lie; and I never could get the money. “And at last came the fire, and it was the lieutenant that saved my life and Kate’s, and brought back to her all that pile bf money through the flames. It broke my heart then, and I vowed I’d go and tell him the truth, but they wouldn’t let me. She told me the captain said he would kill me if I blabbed, and she would kill Kate. I didn’t dare, until they told me my discharge had come, and then I was glad when the lieutenant and the major caught me in town. When they promised to take care of little Kate I didn’t care what happened to me. The money Mrs. Clancy has—except perhaps two hundred dollars—all belongs to Lieut Hayne, since he paid off every cent that was stolen from Capt. Hull.” Supplemented by Mrs. Clancy's rueful Mid incoherent admissions, Clancy's story did its work. Mrs. Clancy could not long persist in her various denials after her husband's confession was brought to her ears, and she was totally unable to account satisfactorily for the possession of so much money. Little Kate had been too young to grasp the full meaning of what Gower said to her mother in that hurried interview; but her reiterated statements that he came late at night, before the regiment got home, and knocked at the door until he waked them up. and her mother cried when he came in, he looked so different, and had spectacles aud a patch on his cheek, mid ranch clothes, and he only stayed a little whiles and told her mother he must go back to the mountains, the police were on his track—she knew now he spoke of having deserted—and he gave her mother lots of money, for she opened and counted it afterwards and told her it must all go to papa to get some one out of trouble—all were so clear and circumstantial that at last the hardened woman began to break down and make reluctant admissions. When an astute sheriff*s officer finally told her that he knew where he could lay hands on Sergt. Gower, she surrendered utterly. So long as he was out of the way—could not be found—she held out; but the prospect of dragging into prison with her the man who had spurned her in years gone by and was proof against her fascinations was too alluring. She told all she could at his expense. He had ridden eastward after his desertion, and, making his way down the Missouri, had stopped at Yankton and gone thence to Kansas City, spending much of his money. He had reached Denver with the rest, and there—she knew not how—had made or received more, when he heard of the fact that Capt. Hull had turned over his property to Lieut. Hayne just before he was killed, and that the lieutenant was now to be tried for failing to account for it. He brought *feer enough to cover all he had taken, but—here she lied—strove to persuade her to go to San Francisco with him. She promised to think of it if he would leave the money—which he did, swearing he would come for her and it. That why she dared not tell Mike when he got home. He was so jealous of her. To this part of her statement -Mrs. Clancy stoutly adhered; but the officers believed Kate. One other thing she told. Kate had declared he wore a heavy patch on his right cheek and temple. Yes, Mrs. Clancy remembered it. Some scoundrels had sought to rob him in Denver. He had to fight for life and money both, and his share of the honors of the fray was a deep and clean cut extending across the cheek bone and up above the right ear. As these family revelations were told throughout the garrison and comment of every kind was made thereon, there is reason for the belief that Mrs. Buxtoii found no difficulty in filling her letters with particulars of deep interest to her readers, who by this time had carried out the programme indicated by Capt. Rayner. Mid-June had come; the ladies, apparently benefited by the sea voyage, had landed in New York and were speedily driven to their old quarters at the Westminster; and while the captain went to headquarters of the department to report his arrival on leave and get his letters, a card was sent up to Miss Travers which she read with cheeks that slightly paled: “He is here, Kate.” “Nellie, you—you won’t throw him over, after all he has done and borne for you?” “I shall keep my promise,” was the answer. CHAPTER XX. “And so she’s really going to marry Mr. Van Antwerp,” said Mrs. Buxton to Mrs. Waldron a few days later in the month of sunshine and roses. “I did not think it possible when she left,” was the reply. “Why do you say so now?” “Oil, Mrs. Rayner writes that the captain had to go to Washington on some important family matters, and that she and Nellie were at the sea shore again, and Mr. Yan Antwerp was with them from morning till night. He looked so worn and haggard, she said, that Nellie ;ould not but take pity on him. Heav ens! think of having five hundred thou- nar- 7 sand dollars sighing its life away for you! —especially when he’s handsome. Mrs. Rayner made me promise to send it right back, because he would never give her one before, but she sent his picture. It’s splendid. Wait, and Til show you.” And Mrs. Buxton darted into the house. When she reappeared, three or four young cavalrymen were at the gate chatting with Mrs. Waldron, and the picture was passed from hand to hand, exciting varied comment. It was a simple carte de visite, of tho style once spoken of as vignette—only the head and shoulders being visible—but it was the picture of a strong, clear cut face, with thick, wavy black hair just tingeing with gray, a drooping mustache and long English whiskers. The eyes were heavy browed, and, though part ially shaded by the gold rimmed pince-nez, were piercing and fine. Mr. Van Antwerp was unquestionably a fine looking man. “Here comes Hayne,” said Roy ce. “Show it to him. He likes pictures; though I wouldn't like this one if I were in his place.” Mr. Hayne stopped in some surprise when hailed, greeted Mrs. Waldron warmly and bowed courteously to Mrs. Buxton, who was watching him rowly. Want to see a picture of the man you ought to go and perforate?” asked Webster, with tliat lofty indifference which youngsters have to the ravages of the tender passion on subjects other than themselves. “To whom do you refer?” asked Hayne, smiling gravely, and little imagining what was in store for him. “This,” said Webster, holding out the card. Hayne took it, gave one glance, started, seized it with both hands, studied it eagerly, while his own face rapidly paled, then looked up with quick, searching eyes. “Who is this?” he asked. “The man who's engaged to Miss Travers—Mr. Van Antwerp.” “This—this—Mr. Van Antwerp!” exclaimed Hayne, his face white as a sheet. “Here, take it, Royce!” And iii an instant he had turned and gone. “Well, I’ll be hanged if I knew that he was that hard hit,” drawled Webster. “Did you, Royce?” But Royce did not answer. ****** * “Dona be so downhearted, Mr. Van Antwerp. It is very early in the summer, and you have the whole season before you.” “No, Mrs. Rayner, it is very different from last year. I cannot explain it, but I know there has been a change. I feel as—as I used to in my old, wild days when a change of luck was coming. It's like ae gambler's superstition, but I can-n'ot shake it off. Something told me she was lost to me when you boarded that Pacific express last February. I was a fool ever to have let her go.” “Is she still so determined?’ “I cannot shake* her resolution. She says that at the end of the year's time originally agreed upon she will keep her promise; but she will listen to no earlier marriage. I have about given up all hope. Something again—that fearful something I cannot shake off—tells me that my only chance lay in getting her to go with me this month. Once abroad with her, I callid make her happy; but”- He breaks off irresolutely, looking .bout him in the strange, hunted manner die lias noted once or twice already. “You are all unstrung, Mr. Van Antwerp. Why not go to bed and try and sleep? You will be so much brighter tomorrow.” * * I cannot sleep. But don't let me keep rou. I'll go out and smoke a cigar. Good night, Mrs. Rayner. Whatever 2omes of it all, I shall not forget your kindness.” So he turns away, and she still stands it the foot of the staircase, watching him uneasily. He has aged greatly in the past few months. She is shocked to see now gray, how fitful, nervous, irritable fie has become. As he moves towards die doorway she notes how thin his :heek has grown, and wonders at the irresolution in his movements when he reaches the broad piazza. He stands there an instant, the massive doorway forming a frame for a picture en silhouette, his tall, spate figure thrown black upon the silver sea beyond. He looks up and down the now deserted galleries, fumbles in his pockets for his cigar case, bites off with nervous dip the end of a huge “Regalia,” strikes a light, and before the flame is half applied to his weed throws it away, then turns sharply and strides out of sight towards the office. Another instant, and, as though in pursuit, a second figure, erect, soldierly, with quick and bounding step strides across the glittering moon streak, and Mrs. Rayner's heart stands still. Only for an instant, though. She has seen and recognized Lawrence Hayne. Concealed from them he is following Mr. Van Antwerp, and there can be but one purpose in his coming here—Nellie. But what can he want with her—her rightful lover? She springs from the lower step on which she has been standing, runs across the tessellated floor, and stops short in the doorway, gazing after the two figures. She is startled to find them close at hand—one, Van Antwerp, close to the railing, facing towards her, his features ghastly in the moonlight, his left hand resting, and supporting him, on one of the tall wooden pillars; the other, Hayne, with white clinching fists, advancing upon him. Above the low boom and roar of the surf she distinctly hears the clear tenor ring of his voice in the tone of command she last heard under the shadows of the Rockies, two thousand miles away: “Halt!” No wonder a gentleman in civil life looks amazed at so peremptory a summons from a total stranger. In his high indignation will he not strike the impertinent subaltern to earth? As a well bred woman it occurs to her that she ought to rush out and avert hostilities by introducing them or something; but she has no time to act. The next words simply take her breath away: “Sergt. Gower, I arrest you as a deserter and thief! You deserted from F troop, —th cavalry, at Battle Buttle!” She sees the fearful gleam on the dark man's face; there is a sudden spring, a clinch, a straining to and fro of two forms—one tall, black, snaky, the other light, lithe, agile and trained; muttered curse, panting breath, and then, sure as fate, the taller man is being borne backward against the rail. She sees the dark arm suddenly relax its grasp of the gray form and disappear an instant. Then there it comes again, and with it a gleam of steel. With one shriek of warning and terror she springs towards them—just in time. Hayne glances up, catches the lifted wrist, hurls his whole weight upon the tottering figure, and over goes the Knickerbocker prone upon the floor. Hayne turns one instant: “Go indoors, Mrs. Rayner. This is no place for you. Leave him to me.” And in that instant, before either can prevent, Steven Van Antwerp, alias Gower, springs to his feet, leaps over the balcony rail and disappears in the depths below. It is a descent of not more than ten feet to the sands beyond the dark passage that underlies the piazza, but he bas gone clown into the passage itself. When Mr. Hayne, running down the steps, gains his way to the space beneath the piazza, no trace of the fugitive can he find. ******* Nor does Mr. Van Antwerp appear at breakfast on the following morning, nor again to any person known to this story. An officer of the —th cavalry, spending a portion of the following winter in Paris, writes that he met him face to face one day in the galleries of tho Louvre. Being in civilian costume, of course, and much changed in appearance since he was a youth in tho straps of a second lieutenant, it was possible for him to take a good look at the man he had not seen • since he wore the chevrons of a dashing sergeant in the Battle Butte campaign. “He has grown almost white,” wrote the lieutenant, “and I’m told lie has abandoned his business in Neiv YTork and never will return to the United States.” Rayner, too, has grown gray. A telegram from his wife summoned him to the seaside from Washington the day after this strange adventure of hers. He found her somewhat prostrate, his sister-in-law very pale and quiet, and the clerks of the hotel unable to account for the disappearance of Mr. Van Antwerp. Lieut. Hayne, they said, had told them he received news which compelled him to go back to New York at once; but the gentleman's traps were all in his room. Mr. Hayne, too, had gone to New' York; and thither the captain followed. A letter came to him at the Westminster which he read and handed in silence to Hayne. It was as follows: “By the time this reaches you I shall be beyond reach of the law and on my way to Europe to spend what may be left of my days. I hope they may be few; for the punishment that has fallen upon me is more than I can bear, though no more than I deserve. You have heard that my college days were w , and that after repeated warnings my father drove me from home, sending me to Wyoming to embark in the cattle busi'- ss. I preferred gambling, and lost what he gave me. There was nothing then left but to enlist; and I joined the —th. Mother still believed me in or near Denver, and wrote regularly there. The life was horrible to me after the luxury and lack of restraint I had enjoyed,, and I meant to desert. Chance threw in my way that temptation. I robbed poor Hull the aight before he was killed, repacked the paper so that even the tora edges would show the greenbacks, resealed it—all just is I have had to hear through her pure rad sacred lips it was finally told and her lover saved. “God knows I was shocked when I heard in Denver he was to be tried for the crime. I hastened to Cheyenne, not daring to show myself to him or any one, and restored every cent of the money, placing it in Mrs. Clancy’s hands, as I dared not stay; but I had hoped to give it to Clancy, who had not arrived. The police knew me, and I had to go. I gave every cent I had, and walked back to Denver, then got word to mother of my fearful danger; and, though she never knew I was a deserter, she sent me money, and I came east and went akkoad. Then my whole life changed. I was appalled to think how low I had fallen. I shunned companionship, studied, did well at Heidelberg; father forgave me, and died; but God has not forgiven. and at the moment when I thought my life redeemed this retribution overtakes me. “If I may ask anything, it is that mother may never know the truth, will tell her that Nellie could not love me, and I could not bare to stay.” Some few weeks later that summer Mi® Travers stood by the same balcony rail, with an open letter in her hand. There was a soft flush on her pretty, peachy cheek, and a far away look in her sweet blue eyes. “What news from Warrener, Nellie?’ asked Mrs. Rayner. “Fluffy has reappeared.” * ‘Indeed! Where?’ “At Mr. Hayne’s. He writes that as he returned, the moment he entered the hall she came running up to him, arching her back and purring her delight and welcoming him just as though she belonged there now; and”- “And what, Nellie?’ “He says he means to keep her until I come to claim her.” the end. I Till WITH CIRIS. Some Pointers About Engagements for Burlington Young Ladies. Mrs. Grundy’s Ideas Not Always Regarded —The Rights of Engaged Lovers— Surreptitious Marriages— Breach of Promise Snits. T It is HERE isno law in the social code at once so stringent and so variable as that relating to the manner of conducting an engagement of marriage. a good deal like the children's game. Simon says this: Simon says thus: And whether it is this or thus, the players must do exactly as Simon orders. Sometimes, for instance, Mrs. Grundy has demanded that betrothals should be of the most private, almost surreptitious character; that there should be “an understanding” between the young people, and a few, a very few, of the bride’s family should be let into the secret, but ihat the world at large should be astonished and taken altogether by surprise in hearing some fine morning that Colin and Phyllis were married “very quietly” at the bride's home a few days since. Then Mrs. Grundy takes a French fit, and the marriage is to be arranged between the two families and announced by a betrothal party given by the bride's mother. Just now, I believe, it is the thing for the girl herself to give a tea to her girl friends, and receive their congratulations and some little gifts, heralds, as it were, of the more costly wedding gifts to come, all by herself. In fact, so strict is the idea of “ladies only” on these occasions that everybody was very much scandalised by the presence of the Colin of one of these latter engagement parties. So very awkward! So indelicate!” exclaimed one of the guests in my presence, and I could not but suggest that perhaps the fiancee felt that seeing is believing, and wished to prove that her pretentious were not without foundation. This parading the engagement and the engaged is perhaps one extreme, but certainly a former friend of mine went to the other when she one day invited her own mother into her bedroom and, exhibiting a white silk dress lying upon the couch, remarked: “That's my wedding dress, mother, and I shall be married to-morrow evening, here at home.” I always thonght if I had been that mother I would have replied as coolly: Oh, indeed! I’m sorry, but I am going away for two or three days, and shall start in an hour.” Another New York girl whom I knew walked out of the house one morning, went to the Little Church we all know of, was married, bought a paper of chocolate creams and went home, while her husband took a train west. Some months later he returned to the city, called upon his wife, and the two together announced the marriage to the somewhat astonished parents of the bride, the daughter remarking that she “didn’t want the fuss of an engagement.” But it seems to me that these secretive people lose one of the very prettiest and most ideal epochs of life, the Reason of open and privileged betrothal. One feels it in reading history and seeing the pretty pageant of the fiancailles of some fair young princess who returns for awhile to her father's house a maiden, yet bearing somewhat of the sweefrdig-nity of matronhood and the honors of her future state. In the English marriage service, as used in the mother country, there is provision made for a betrothal service, to be followed weeks, months, or, as is now the use, moments after, by the real marriage ceremony, and at one wedding whereat I assisted in London the man and maid stopped at the entrance of the choir and there “gave their troth” before proceeding to the altar steps, where they were married. It seems to me that if some pretty daughter of Murray Hill were to set-the fashion of going to church and being betrothed, and then having a reception in her father's house, it would be received as a quaint and original idea and set a charming fashion. All pretty ideas, however, may be expanded like bubbles until they burst, and this has been. There was a period when betrothals, especially in Scotland, were looked upon in nearly the same light as marriages, and great immoral! ties sprung from them. One of Sir Walter Scott’s novels, “The Monastery,” believef^tnrns upon this idea, the betrothed pair calling themselves “handfast” and openly living together. The same abuse of betrothal is brought forward in Wilkie Collins’ novel of “The Cloister and the Hearth,” one of the best stories he ever wrote. In fact, the mar riage records became so obscure and so vague in consequence of this abuse off betrothal that the Scottish -law was obliged, in defense of the rights of property, to ordain that any couple calling themselves man and wife, or even living together in those relations, were actually to be held as such, although no marriage ceremony had been imposed upon them. The privileges and rights of betrothed lovers have been, and perhaps are, as vague as the importance of betrothal. We shall all agree that Scott's hero, and others like him, pushed both rights and privileges to an undue extent, but oh the other hand I heard one lady boast? that her , husband had no more than kissed her hand before she was married to him, and a man of my acquaintance bemoaning his unhappy marriage said that he knew nothing at all of his wife s character until it was too late, for they had.onIy been alone twice before their wedding day, and at home she was effaced by her clever and managing mamma. But very few, either of men or nrmidit, would be content with such a cool and formal engagement as these, and however they begin, they generally rn as time goes on to secure some priv interviews, and I dare say to indulge in some caresses a little warmer than the kissing of hands. It is the nature of man to pursue, and and it ought to be the nature of woman to fly, and to keep on flying as long as the pursuit continues; and let me tell roth&l is the time of your greatest WWW and authority, at any rate, unless aaa wife you earn for yourself a place 'hat many wives never attain. But now, now while you are promised to this man, and not yet in his power, while he still clothes you with the shining robe af an deal, auld familiarity bas not as yet be-1 rayed the fact that yon are after all only am ordinary woman, now, when he may not be with you at all times,, and spends much of his absence in reviewing 1 ho last interview, now is the time- if ; rou are wise, and hold yourself steadily : n hand, keeping your own place and Keeping him in his, that yon may estab* ish yourself in a position with regard to ibis roam which you need never lose. Don’t be cold, or unsympathetic, or prudish and old maidish, for no real mag can endure that arad keep his love; but never come down from your throne to sit at bis feet; never lay aside your royal robes of‘maidenly reserve and sensitive rarity; never fail to respect yourself and you will never lose his respect, and there is absolutely no foundation for enduring eve but respect: believe me, for it is true. Men talk of liking women whose hearts outrun their heads, who have no -will of their own, who are like wax in their hands, etc., etc.; but although they may eagerly seek these pretty dolls for an hour they soon weary of them, and if they ever marry the wedding day is the end instead of the beginning of the love story. Be wise, my little girl, be wise! Recognize your own strength and your own power and make the most of it; hold yourself back and your lover will pursue; remain queen of your own position and he will make you queen of his; come down from your own place and lay yourself at his feet, and he will rest his foot upon you, and believe it is the natural and right thing to do. I have a theory of my own, that if a man breaks off his marriage engagement it is almost always the girl’s fault. She has been either too hard or too soft with him, either chilled him into $he conviction that she is heartless and devoid of tenderness, or she has valued herself so lightly th{it he has learned to hold very cheaply what is so lavishly bestowed. And yet I condemn very seriously the man who for less than the gravest causes will break off his engagement to the girl he has seriously invited to become his wife. Nothing is more damaging to a girl in a social point of view than to have been jilted, and although she may not be* at all to blame in the matter, or at most have only shown errors of judgment and self management, a sort of stigma attaches to her in almost every circle of society, and another man is less likely to seek her in marriage. The man is not injured, nor are his chances of subsequent marriage affected at all. whether it is he or she who breaks off the engagement, and for that reason it always seems to me that if an engagement must be broken the man should have the chivalry to take the odium of being discarded upon his own shoulders, and declare the young lady to have been the discarded I am always so sorry when I see in the papers that some girl, or perhaps some widow, is suing a man for breach of promise of marriage, for I always imagine it to be the suicidal expression of angry pride and wounded love, self love as well as other love, and that the poor, hot tempered, desperate creature has only seized upon the weapon nearest at hand wherewith to strike at the man she still loves, and is so bitterly ashamed of herself for loving. One class of women take to horsewhips, and one to pistols, and one to the law, and one to resolute defamation, and I am sorry for them all, for I am sure they never would so disgrace themselves except in the extremity of great suffering, and I know that in the very nature of things their revenge, however successful, will entail more suffering in the end. And I am sorry, too, for the more dignified and patient victims who say not a word and do not a tiling, but draw the robe close over the bleeding wound and dance, and sing, and smile in calm defiance of their own breaking hearts and wounded womanhood. Yes, I pity these, but I hardly know whether I pitied a lady, now dead, whom I used to know. She was engaged to a man whom she not only loved, but respected and admired, and who seemed, as all the world said, the one man in the world whom she should marry. A noble position was offered to him, and he went to Spain to make arrangements for accepting it and to prepare a home for his bride. One of the sudden fevers of the country seized upon his unacclimated system, and in three days he was dead. His bride to be made little open lament, but in the same day she heard the news set off to visit a sister in a distant city. When she came home she was dressed in widow's weeds, and always wore them until the day of her death, some twenty years later. She was always cheerful, always silent, always gently reserved, tender and loving to those who remained, but never pretending to any other place than that she had assumed—a widow in heart if not in name. It was. perhaps, the happiest life she could have chosen. Mrs. Frank Leslie. SECRET SOCIETY SEWS. Lodge Room Gossip from All Over the Land. The Grant! Encampment of the Uniformed Rank Knights of Pythias at Miiwan-' hee—Other Fraternity Matters of Interest. T [ILE Pythian encampment at Milwaukee. which is now the subject of so much discussion, and for which so much anxious preparation is being made among the uniformed rank throughout the country, is very accurately represented here. It will give the thousands who intend to participate in that demonstration a much better idea of the camp, as laid out by Maj. Gen. Carnahan and Gen. Brand, than could be conveyed in columns of description. The Chicago Times representative visited the grounds and prepared the sketch on th* spot. Field k •Staff. Officers. CMl(SPKR. epa IH I *« M ■!    tlWl I HUMr •*** ,    »••••*•    I    j j Brigade;;.'.::*, Sn, tar.: DivYKifchens Sinks. ;m«» I iRoeirst 2 ■SIB *rj£ Grandstand, PARADE GROUNDS. cessed, it means were not donated by bere, sufficient to pay all demands. Th* members donated and had on IfkdSSOQ, I which was captured with the treasure at Nashville, Tenn. It had 123 members. B. W. Holcombe, assistant sergeant Thirty-sixth Georgia, was president; J. W. Bagly was treasurer. The latter was hospital steward of the Thirty-fourth Georgia. Notes. The Masonic Constellation gives some figures on membership as follows: Ohio grand lodge, 34,292; District of Columbia, 3.496, a loss of 157; Arkansas, 414 lodges. 12,323 members, 53 royal arch chapters, with 1,6S9 members; Eastern Star, in Illinois, 5,902 members; Georgia, 12,448 members in 293 lodges, a gain of 2S2. Ohio Masons are agitating the question of building a Masonic home. The Maryland Masonic centennial was recently celebrated in Baltimore. Some months ago the right reverend the bishop of Bathurst, Dr. Camidge, a most enthusiastic Mason, journeyed to Sydney (2,000 miles) to take part in the installation of Lord Carrington, and to Adelaide to take part in tho installation of Lord Kin-tore as M. W. G. AL of South Australia. The Masonic home of Pennsylvania now numbers 105 Masonic bodies, IO life members, 113 individual members and TO annual contributors. On Dec. I, 19S8, the number of inmates was IS; admitted during the past year, 7; died, 5; honorably discharged, I; leaving the number Dec. 1,1889, 19. The total assets are $48,561.85, The balance of cash on hand is $15,563.31. The body of Dr. Yung Chee Yung, a Chinese physician, was recently buried in New York with great Masonic ceremony. More than 500 Chinamen were in the procession. At the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the grand lodge of California Bro. John D. Stevenson presided. He was born in New York in 1800, and has been a Mason for srxty-nine years. DIAGRAM OF THE ENCAMPMENT. The camps are situated on an elevated plateau fronting on a wide boulevard and commanding an excellent new of the entire parade grounds and much of the city aud surrounding suburbs. An electric car line and two horse car lines will land passengers at one end of the camp, while at the other end will be landed all passengers arriving by tho Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railway. The parade grounds, tho major general’s headquarters, officers’ mess rooms, stabling, etc., are all inside the inclosure that surrounds the Cold Spring park race track. The grand stand is very large and will accommodate several thousand spectators. The drill grounds inside the inclosure need leveling and rolling, but the citizens’ committee of Milwaukee promise to have tho grounds in perfect condition before the meeting of the supreme lodge. I. O. O. F. th© Fa- Tb© Continental Cantonment of triarchy Militant. On Aug. 3 the continental cantonment and biennial of the Patriarchs Militant will open at Chicago, to continue ono week. The details are practically complete, having been carefully looked after by Grand Sire Underwood. The occasion embraces the entire army of the Fourth corps, eight divisions, and one grand department of sixty regiments fully officered, the oflicers with staffs and the army scattered from Maine to California and from Quebec and Ottawa to the Gulf. The railroads have offered one fare rate, and the commander has, by tho help of friends, succeeded in obtaining a guarantee fund that will citable him to take one-third from that. The mayor of Chicago has placed at the disposal of the army all the parks of the city, particularly Lake Front park, where the parades will lie held. A series of prize drills will be arranged, to occur at intervals throughout the week, and representative military organizations from various parts of the country will give display drills. There will be nearly $100,-000 expended in prizes and to guarantee transportation. The matter is exciting general interest as far east as New England and up among the Rockies in Colorado. Several brigades are expected from New England and a very large contingent from the Pacific slope. The occasion will be entirely military in its character, and as tho sovereign grand lodge is not in session on that date more time can be devoted to the parades and other displays. Chicago is enthusiastic, and with characteristic enterprise is preparing in every possible way to entertain the large concourse that is expected. Prizes Mull also be offered for exemplification of the work of the order, and many fine degree staffs of the Rebekah branch will bo present. It is expected that at least four different kindsof beautified work will be exemplified—the New England, Pennsylvania, Ohio and California methods. The occasion promises to lie one of the most imposing and profitable in the history of the army. A. O. U. W. Headache, Neuralgia, Dizziness, Nervousness, Spasms, Sleeplessness, clued by Dr. Miles’ Nervine. Samples free at J. H. Witte’s drug store. yon in your ear. my dears, that it is-the rery best way to keep up his interest in the pursuit; but still a loving and confiding young girl does not always copy too closely the manners of Diana, , who had Actaeon bounded to death-far peeping at her in tim bath, nor of Atalanta, who expended all the golden apples in diverting her pretendu from the-chase; they are not generally mortally offended if the engaged lover claims a kiss or two, and I have heard of dear little creature I who not only accepted but returned these sweet trifles, and were after all none the worse off for it. Yes, lovers will demonstrate their love, I suppose, and for my part I agree with Hie old essayist, who says: “All men love a lover,” and always fed very indulgent toward any of their sweet fnlK«* which come under my notice. Stall I do want to say one little word to the dear ghh whom I love and admire ao heartily, and it is Has: JODI ■ place. The time of be- Senator Walthall’s Daughter. Miss Courtney Walthall, the daughter of Senator Walthall of Mississippi, is by all odds the prettiest young woman in the senatorial circle. She is a brunette, with a clear complexion and rich coloring. Her features are regular arni delicately cut, her teeth are like pearls, ber hair brown, and her eyes of liquid hazel, expressive and beautiful. Miss Walthall has a petite figure, well rounded aud graceful. Her charm of manner is sweetness and naturalness. She is nor a young woman to delight in the gay and frivolous round of social life, and her father's desire is to save her from becoming a “fashionable woman.” She is the apple of his eye, and the devotion is mutual.—Washington Letter. Care of the Teeth. A child's teeth should be confided to the care of a dentist while they are making their appearance, lf the dentist is properly versed in his profession, he makes a record of the child's physical tendencies as well as the state of its dentition, and to these notes he adds from time to time such variations as are significant; then he sends for the child once a month or once a year, according to its needs, and is thus able to develop the best teeth that are possible to the little ones constitution or physical condition.—Herald of Health. Two Hundred and .Seventy-three New Members at Once—No ten. Detroit lodge, No. 6, of Michigan, initiated 273 members at one time Friday evening, April 18. This is believed to be the largest number of candidates ever initiated at one time by any lodge of any society in the world. The average age of the 273 ca n-didates initiated is 33% years. Workman degree members were admitted to one session of the grand lodge of Indiana. The balance in hands of John J. Acker, supreme receiver general fund account, April I, was $13,353.74. The A. O. U. W. in Arizona have invested in a cemetery. California does not show as rapid growth as in former years. The membership is 18,765, a net gain for the year of only 78. Michigan now has a larger membership than Pennsylvania Massachusetts passed her some time ago. The grand jurisdiction of Indiana has adopted The Recorder as the official organ, and it will be sent to every member of the order in the state. In Iowa there are 4,195 members in good standing, being a net gain for the year of 312. There were IO assessments for the past year. The A O. U. W. has obtained a foothold in Nova Scotia The first lodge wa* recently established in Halifax. Indiana grand lodge resolved to keep a special deputy or organizer continually in the field. The Kansas workmen desire the minimum age of a/1 mission reduced and fixed at. 18 MASONIC. Women inventors appear very often on the patent office records, and one of them who succeeded in pushing through an improvement in an eyeglass spring is said to have made a very comfortable fortune by the crystallization o' her ideas in practical tatrn. Just as sure as hot weather comes there will be more or less bowel complaint iff this vicinity. Every person.and especially families, ought to have some reliable medicine at hand for instant use in ease it is needed. A 25 or 50 cent bottle of Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is just what you ought to have and all that you wwild need, even for the most severe and dangerous cases. It is the best, the most reliable and the most successful treatment known and is pleasant to take. For sale by all druggists. —“I think your picture is just heavenly.” “Perhaps that is why it is skyed.” AMERICAN LEGION OF HONOR. Con- Fnoch S. Brown, the Supreme mender—Other Notes. A recent number of The Guardian contained an excellent portrait of Enoch S. Brown, supreme commander of the American Legion of Honor. Mr. Brown has presided over the destinies of this order for over three years, aud*has filled his position with fidelity and skill. During tho twelve years of its existence $16,000,000 has been disbursed by the order to l»enoficiaries of deceased members. During 1889 about two millions and a quarter was paid on 784 deaths. The total membership Dec. 31, 1SS9, was 62,457 and the total amount of insurance in force was $175,184,500. No pleasanter place to visit could be found than the headquarters of the order at Boston. Sugjp&e Secretary Adam W ar nock is in charge, and will always open his books to inspection or do what else he can. The offices are admirably arranged, and for all the room occupied the rental is only $125 per month. The system pursued is admirable, and so t horough is the arrangement of all papers ami books that the record of each council or member can be turned to in a minute. The affairs of this order are admirably managed, and it now has an accumulated emergency fund of nearly half a million dollars. The A. L. of II. had 108 deaths in January, thirty more than in any previous month, tho effects of “grippe” to the amount of OO per cent. Over half were due to pneumonia. KNIGHTS OF HONOR. Some Pointers on Membership—The Order Is Flourishing. There are 85 lodges in Georgia; $650,000 has been paid out in the state to widows and orphans; 500 new members and 9 new lodges were added last year. The increase in the United States for February was 13,000 new members. Efforts iii several states of creditors to levy on the death benefits for debts left by the deceased have proved unsuccessful. This thoroughly establishes the inviolability of the death fund. No new lodges will be organized in sections likely to be visited by yellow fever. During the epidemic in Memphis in 187$ $600,000 was paid out in death benefits. The memliership of the order has nearly doubled during the past six months. Knights of the Marrah©©*. The great camp convention of the Order of Knight” of Maccabees of Michigan will be held in Bay City during the first week in August next. The local tents have appointed committees to take charge of the matter ami provide accommodations and entertainment for the visiting delegates and their friends. It is expected thatthere will be fully 3,000 st rangers in the city,“and the occasion will lie ono of great interest to the members of the order. Foresters, supreme chief ranger, Dr. Oronhy- The atckha, of the I. O. F., has completed his work in t he state of Washington and is now in British Columbia While in California he instituted a high court for that state. After the S. C. Ii. completes his labors in British Columbia he will visit Dakota, where ho intends instituting a high court. Tho order is rapidly increasing in membership and new courts are being reported daily. Loyal Tru© b1 ne#/ At the recent session of the grand lodge, held at St. Catherines, Ont., Mr. Ingram, grand secretary, presented his annual report, showing an increase of over 900 members daring the past year. Nineteen new lodges have been opened during the year, and but one has become dormant. His report showed the benevolent system of the order to be in a flourishing rendition. Order of Unity. This order has been successfully planted in eight states and in Cana/la. Carl W. Kimpton, supreme secretary, is arranging to make an extended trip, visiting every subordinate lodge of the order. A new ritual is being compiled, and will be ready for the lodges in about a month. Every claim for benefits has been paid within twenty-four hours. Order of Chosen Friend*. The eleventh anniversary of the order was celebrated .Saturday afternoon and evening of May 31 at Concordia Park, St, Louis, by the forty-eight councils of that city. Music, addresses, recitations, athletic exercises arui dancing were the order of the day. Proposed Reunion of Mason* B-adcd Together in War Time—Notes. B. W. Holcombe, of Dalton. Ga., has sent out a call for a reunion of the Rural Masonic association. This was formed In unique circumstances. It was born May 6, 1864, at Rockypan, above Dalton, and was made up of the Masons belonging to Cummins’ brigade, which consisted of the Thirty-fourth, Thirty-sixth, Thirty-ninth and Fifty-sixth regiments of Georgia Volunteers of the Army of Tennessee. The officers of the order consisted of a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. It was for the mutual benefit of all indigent or wounded brother Masons belonging to said order, with degrees and signs, so that any member could be readily recognized if he could use his tongue or either of his hands, and, under penalty, no member, dead or wounded, was to be left on the battle field Each member at the time of joining paid $2.50. and dues were to be as* Royal Arcanum. There are now 1,220 councils and 98,000 members in the United States and Canada. The reports from the supreme secretary’s office show an increase for 1880of 11,1 members; the increase for December, was 1.80L Order of th© World. Charter lists have been opened in Pc Sylvania, Iowa, Colorado and South kota. Lodge 19 started with 25 members lodge 20 with 28. American Fraternal Circle. The increase of the order for shows a gain of nearly 1,300. The benefits paid to April I reach the $29,374.25. Fraternal Guardian*. Five lodges of this progressive order i now* in proces., of formation in St. while one will soon be instituted in St. Louis. Hon. W. V. Lucas, ex-state of Iowa, says:    “I    have used Cl Iain’s Cough Remedy in my family have no hesitation in saying it is an eellent remedy. I believe it is all claimed for it. Persons afflicted cough or cold will find it a frk There is no danger from whooping! when this remedy is freely given, cent bottle for sale by all druggists. Goldie is doing good work at for Indianapolis. good All Peoria's players are doing well, in other ch sr?- ;

  • Adam W
  • B. W. Holcombe
  • Caph Hull
  • Caph Rayner
  • Carl W. Kimpton
  • Courtney Walthall
  • Enoch S. Brown
  • Fnoch S. Brown
  • I. Thoro
  • J. W. Bagly
  • John D. Stevenson
  • John J. Acker
  • Lawrence Hayne
  • Lieut Hayne
  • Lord Carrington
  • Sire Underwood
  • Steven Van Antwerp
  • Van Antwerp
  • W. V. Lucas
  • Yan Antwerp
  • Yung Chee Yung

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Publication: Burlington Hawk Eye

Location: Burlington, Iowa

Issue Date: June 15, 1890

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