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poss'bly tyo loads, and thrown atop and I tore a leaf from my note ,
of me as I lay in the mow.
i book and wrote rapidly something
“I lay with mv face to the largest like this:
BY MARY R, P. HATCH.
crack of the barn,through which
u ‘Stewart Hutchinson, the son
From People’» Home Journal.
came glow of light I had mentioned ;of your old friend Mary [Wallow-
But for this I should have been for(j] Hutchinson, is buried up tn
completely sufficated. As it was, the foarn under loads, tuns, moun
W. D. HUFFMAN will be in Burns again this fall with Grad
“But a portentious stillness hov ym condition was frightful. I tried t ___
. Come to my rescue
ered about the premises. I had to moye, to lift the hay was im
and Thoroughbred Bucks.
‘. at once before it is too late. I fell
dined at a hotel a few miles back.1 possible to stir it in the least, I
’asleep and got mowed in I am at
It was vet early in the afternoon,
was as neatly ahd effectually packed the point where you see a white
which had grown sultry in the ex
as a sardine. Again I groaned and rag fluttering in a crack Yours,
treme. Not an object was astir,
wondered what I should do.
in dire need,
except one old white hen, which;
“By strenuous efforts I at last
“Clutching the old hen tenderlv,
walked knowingly about in the
succeeded in freeing my shoulders yet firmly, I tried to tie the note to'
yard with the air of a proprietor of
somewhat, so that I could get my her wing with a strip from my
the soil, picking up infinitestimal
handkerchief from my pocket. As I handkerchief. She cawed and ex
tit-bits and throwing the dirt right
I have said, I lay with my face to postulated but I persisted and
and left in her laudable efforts to
the crack, and it had occurred to finally succeeded. Then with a
scratch up her living. She looked j
me to tear a strip from my hand reproachful glance at me she step
at me attentively, as I marched up
to the door with my wheel on mv kerchief and thrust it through, ped through a small aperture which
hoping that it might be seen and j she had discovered while I was
shoulder, following me a little wav,
lifting up one foot carefully and recognized as a signal of distress. writing and immediately disappear
then the other, and turning her I did so and drove mv toothpick ed.
“I sunk back exhausted, reeking
head from one «ide to the other I into the end to hold it in place.
with an intelligent air, quite as if But wculd any one see it? It was with perspiration and as weak as
I the water wrung from my tortured
she understood my bvsiness by this extremely improbable,
“Just then I heard a slight rust body. How my heart beat at the1 I
at a little distance from where thought that perhaps Biddy would J
“There was a bell and I rang it;
but no one came to the door. I j , I lay. I listened intently to dis return to me disheartened, without-
rang again. Same result. It be cover what the sound portended. finding an egress. Listening in-
came evident that there was no one Soon the hay parted. A white j ^ent|v j could hear a gentle rustling,
at home, unless I except the old form emerged, slowly, importantly, |each’inoment
growing fainter> un.
lIHJIIivIlV grUnllig lilUJtCt, U11“
lifting up carefully first t one ' leg,
white hen. What should I do?
“I could return to Lancaster and | then the other, as if the weight of I
her prOgre8s been stopped, her
write to my mother an account of an empire rested on her shoulders ' passage choked?
my laudable endeavors to cultivate and she was fearful of shaking it | “I t<ok out my watch and gazed
her early friend’s acquaintance, but off- She had ordy laid an egg, I I at it intently. Two, three, four, |
somehow, the hospitable-looking found, for she immediately lifted ten, twenty, sixty seconds. Then,
house, with its broad verandas, up her voice in mighty cackling. came minutes. Five, ten, longer-
wooed me to remain.
A h the laying of eggs is the chief every one of them an hour; and I
“Perhaps some one would return end of a hen’s xistence. her tri (then I heard a flutter. Next a i
soon and I could deliver my er umph was natural enough though triumphant cackle. The hen had
/5-om the Herald, Columbia, Tenn.
rand. Meanwhile, I would go to a little annoying in such close quar
|reached the barn floor.
ITn-’ry County is one of the richest and ; of Columbia (who is now cle-k and Slitter
the barn—the door stood open— ters.
bigue-t and best counties in Tennessee. It of tiie Chaiieery Court of mis i-oiintyi. re-
“But was it my hen, and was the wo.ii<l iie mi exaggeration to say that any eoniniended I»r. Williams’ l’mk Hil» tor
and look around a bit; perhaps
man knew every other man in this ( Pale People.
“She knew me, I saw at once. billet safe? I could net tell at that one
c unity, but it may safely be said that few, if j “ I began using them as per direi-tions for
take a nap on the new mown hay. There was the same look of inquiry
’"y, can come nearer to it than Mr. .lee Si. i locomotor ataxia, and in about one week
moment. Later on as I gazed i I'.istvr,
who«'-home is nt Carter’s Creek, and I some of my frtetids thought 1 wa» better;
1 was something of a poet, and the in her eve th it I had seen once be
through the crack I saw her. She who is now eonneeted with the Jleruld. In
I I but it was two weeks lief- re the improve-
influences of rural life were not to | fore. Now, she was evidently won-
t ie interest- of the Herald, lie has visited ' nient was plain to ml and salisfiiclorytc my
had emerged from the barn and n -arly every home in the comity. Upon self. Then, however. I Z/uwthe pills win
I dering whv I was in such suspicious was daintly picking her way along; '• slate ”oc inions—that is. the Herald’» em- doing their grand mid glorious work, nn-1
nail pic-nic reu li-in he is the " Master of 1 kept taking them until 1 euu.d uolitii;-
“Entering the spacious barn, I proximity to her nest. Somehow
” There are few men better about <>n crutches.
to the house, and—yes*—a turn of Ceremonies.
kilo vn. few b'-tter Hired, none more trusted,
“ It was suggested to me then that tiattire
glanced up at the vaulted roof where the old hen seemed possessed of a
her bodv displayed to my anxious and vhat h • says the/Pru/i/, unconditionally would do the rest, mid I left off tl.e pills.
1 could plainly see a robin’s n&st I cleverness quite human and cheer
and nn ’quivocally, will vouch for.
In about ten days 1 naw thut I was going
| gaze the letter still tied to her wing.
T > see him now in perfect health and down hill again; I promptly renewed tie
amoung the rafttrs, and congratu .ing. I was glad of her company
-- 'v, on.- would not think that two mid pills, and again I lie-can to improve. A
How I blessed that old white hen! I en
n h It years ago he was a bed-ridden second time 1 tried to leave the l imb- t ■ a
luting myself on mv opportunities and dreaded to loose her. No
1. u physical wreck, whose family go nl constitution, but fumd it still l-o
“But at that moment, almost, a i p i lys tii .-ia-i,
love 1 ones at home and friends weak so I conimeneed on the pit s .-g.uj
I climed to the mow on which the|j()l||^
wou|j leave me soon, for neat phaeton drawn by a hapdsome all
t’io iglit was soon to be 'ailed lienee. and kept taking them until I was m/.
hay lav heaped. I walked to the «he could crawl through narrow
Ihi’ such is th-1 eise, and not only he but. his ! "I whs in iny fifty-first yi ar wh. n I win
gray horse drove up the dusty road I uni y an 1 a hundred friends will testily to t ikoii sick. It is now al-out two y, .-as su --
and lav down where....
I di e rded stick and crutch mid f<" nd my
j places where I could not. She was
It was -i peculiar af.iietion he had, and his legs strong enough to carry ";e. 1 am <i-
of sunlight illuminated dusty path-' my last hold on the outside world land into the dooryard just opposite. | cure
was innrv -lions, his recovery a nine- joving splendid health, weigh more mid lo g
ways from numerous cracks in the i Mr. Seavey might come with more (The Seayeys returning home, I te-nth e-ntitry miracle. And that others hotter than for years, mid mtii: tile my
mav enj iy the blessings of the wonderful li tilth and my recovery .nd life to tie
old barn acroos the mow. The loads and bury me still deeper, and said to myself, and I thought of. nt lie-ne which beyond the peradventure of inago- of Pink Pills for ¡’ale Piople, under
doubt—under <; >.i’s blessing—saving his the blessing of God.
drone of tiny grasshoppers and i in the spring a’ damp, unpleasant | nothing except to wonder whether a life,
“I have recommended these pil’s tn s
Mr. Foster—not desiring nublieity hut
they would see the note and come with the hope of doing good—luus con number of people, mid many I ki.ew hut
crickets hidden in the hay. the body’ would be all that would be »
been ci'ti-d by them. I wish in n v heart
sented to tell of hiu sickness anil his cuix
to my rescue.
It was in the fail of 1892 In- was taken *»’. that every person on earth wl.o i- >ut.eriiig
twitter of robins and swallows, left to tell the tale of my filial obe
lie w is a firmer then, and had spent the il.o as I was could get them «¡id would tryilem.
TO BE CONTINUED.
“To those who know me, I hop» ii is mt
exposed to the weather and working in the
possessed a sop >rfic
fiel I. ntidf ir five hours was in the mud, in a necessary for me to add that I make t- •
stronger even than my poetical
stunning position. Inn few d ivs th-reafter st itement of inv own free w ill, wiilui.t
“The situation was whimsical,
he had a peculiar feeling in his feet ami money mid without I rice. Pul if fl” re are
longings f ir a b itter rhyin» to hay I amusing, if you will, but it was un-
ha uls; tii -y became numb and felt as if anv who are inclined m doubt, 1 "id rei'-r
as I -op.
them to Hr. J. H. Hill, J. M- Hunter, .
than day or lay. I I fi ll asleep and j comfortable and alarming to the
But, pcrhv's, it would be l»etter to let Mr. Ik Lockridge. .Joe T rwi-ll. Ai d s - ii 'i-'-
I dreamed. Such dreams,
P'-t'-r tell his own experience, and this is hols. S. p,. and G. W. Nichols, all of Curt’r s
I bey degr. e No lightness on mv part
Creek. Maury County. Ti nn.. orif they »' I
wh I' ’>e says :
were veritable nightmares.
'’oil awing th-- numbness of mv fe-t and call upon me I will give them the nsm * '
could lighten the load above me. I •. han sir:
hands, that numbness .spread until my whole hundred w itn uses of as good men mid wunit a
“I was imprisoned, ground down, I To be lost in the Rockies or in 4
bodv w -s naralvztsl. I hod « dreadful con- as tie- sun ever shone upon.
co"piie<l with strietioi i.ro-iml my body, and as I grew “ Hoping some poorsuft- rer may read tr i
stamped upon nt last, deepest ah-1 Mammoth Cave may sound more
wars-» tit's ext-mded up. cutting off my believe and be raised from -i bed of p..iu, 1
n tu r tie • ’> i I' -...l..avc oi ) our breathing;
it finally got within a few inches am
ysses of the earth. Tons weighed 1 heroic, but to be ‘mowed in’ is
J<'K M. Fo Tl K.
i t my th’--it a i I it wa« with dillicultv that
». k> •
Caro of the H'rald. Columbia. Te’ nc
me down I wu buried alive.
I twice ns uncomfortable and fully
I hr ch d it -ill. At irregular interval- I
__ . entire
Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills t >r l>n''' '
had lig , 'tni ir
was choking.smothering, sutl icating as dangerous
Body-in I >im
mid fir at least five mo'itb« pic are nn unfailing remedy tor all '•
he'pb-ss, mid a man servant ease« arising from a poor and watery emi" •
t I w
(s perf-ctly helpless,
dying, it seeme<l. I awoke, groin “The hen seem' d to be sharing I
wail. -pt in i-iy room 'lay and ' niglit
to turn tion of the blood, stull ns p de and
low complexion, g -nt-ml inus'-iil->r wi-ik- e—.
'in- i-i bed i-id wait -i|x»n me.
ing reeking with prespiration and in my perplexity. Evidently, she
of spirits, lack <n
‘ In t'i • -artier part of my illness my fc-t lo-« of “ uppe.it e. . depression
' n. .-hloo-is
still suffering the tortures I had had l»evn mowed in too, while doing
’’ i< if I w im wl'dng burC-'ixited on nstitr ambition. unieniin.
chlorosis or -reen wet
■'.•'•■I. S -ni I i-inld not wilk at all in th- ness. palpitation of the lieart. shortness "
dreamed. What «lid it mean? her diurnal duty, for she went
irk, and --mild not even stand alone with breath on slight exert’on. cildne«« of Irum»
ii eves «'«ut. I rapidly grew worse, ami or feet, swelling of the feet and Jltnb». pen
Waait night-time? Was I in vault? peering about from place to place ti
• * in tv lim'w r--f ised to carry m". Finally in the buck, nerv-m« headai'he, dirr.nie«,
I l-i t n>y s-iise of feeling or touch, and b»ssof memory, feebleae** of will. n'"-’ing -
Eherc- was one solitary gleam of ns if searching for a point of egress !
eo-iM -iot tell when mv feet were against the ears, early deny, ell forms of
light. Emm whence did it come I 1 from her cramped quarters, step-1
e-u-h other, hut felt all the while as if they wenknesa, leucorrlwea, tardy or irregni r
period«, suppression of mense«. hv«t- -
• !•< ; pull- i apart.
and whv this awful pvrueure upon Ding over me for the purpose as if
p-irnlvsis. bsxinotor ataxia, rheunv'ii-m.
times better Pian t i'ii I- | jv.-n-i in. ii very s-.iecessful pmctl- sciatica, all diseases depending on vitv
me? 1 fell asleep to the tune of 1 were a stick, for all the fear she
il» nut me on a treatment. with in humor« in the blood. eansu'C
str :--l o-is to keep very quiet. But I coiitin- swelled gl.ui'ls. fever sores, ricket« hip-mmt
I liltd awaken showed.
birds and insects,
Polish 'i- 't > u" -w worse, and in ahout six weeks he dise ises. hunehbiu-k. sennire.1 deformit
“At last a bright idea sei red me
to! I me. <■ mdid'v and honestly, that he hud decayed bone«, chronic erysip-D«. mtarTn.
! >n • >ii < li -.t. that lie hid also ad» -ned with conmimption of th«*
"After awhile 1 colected my Why not make a carrier hen of her?
som • of (’o' nbin'a leading physician«, giv- nlso for invigorating the blood and «»» ■
in t -n my symptom«, hut th it he could
senses »uftienlly to see that I was The thought put new life into me.
’■> •> >t n- f >r me and it w.’s useless for him ease, excesses and indiserctmns of b” "•
ir vs-v v f irlh-r.
irlh -r. He and the physician« coverv from acute diseases, such »’
buried up in hay which was crowd I would write a line, secure it to,
■”» h advised prononne-d my dia etc., loss of vital powc-s.
earlv decav. premature old ace. d h*J ■
di -J ». an i inenra’de.
ing and pressing inn down with a her wing where it could be plainly ,
it • ’oli
» f i ■ i ! : t'l-y c >"'d try ary. d'reclx- on the bloo-t. «applying t* the
ct a iar e !><>< and
cruel torture I cannot express. The
u.l, t-.-id th -n I tw-in f-vi-’-y its life-giving qualities by a«si«t"ig t
-.n)il\ hut ,.e loht book tree.
t w is • -a-"*-
I tritai dif. ab« -rb oxvgvn. th«t great
heat was terrible Evidently some
--ri -.T_fTlt r-ds. shock- organic life. Pink Pills are sold by all 'led-
t-n s i e, with nn-nb r- er«, or will be sent p««t pawl on
"1 had already freed my right
one, had entered the barn during
m-’-e'nes I hv ' i iute—'-’»v ami price .V» cents a lw»v or stx boxe*[ for »
’’an u Co., Ä£ts.,
• : !’ to no t r et. e *1 «’ out bv addressing Dr. Williams’ Mel»««« <*•
my sluml»er,a with a load of hay, hand and shoulder, as I have said, I 5,0 MONT33MERY 6T..S.F,. CAL
THE OLD WHITE HEN.
Will sell Grades from $3.50
to $6 per head. Thor
oughbreds $6 to $10.
An Interesting Chapter in His Own Life-Some,
We Hope, May Profit by Reading Same.
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>, a cuZa, Air. A. N. Aiken, , Schenectady, N. Y«