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8," HUTCHINSON DAILY NEWS, FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 18**2. THE MARKETS, MOKKY AMI STOCKS. Tv'Kw YO»K. .Iiine 'I. Aiclilsas. "•'!'«. Missouri Varltle. r,r,jj. Ui»clt Island, TK'i,. St. Paul. 7714. Union Pacific. UKji. Western Union I'UUIlliCK. Chleuffo. t'.mvMm, June 3.—{Special advices received by the Kansas drain and Live Stock company, I—WHKAT— On the prospect, of improving weather and Hpiritless cables there had accumulated quite a short interest. When .Inly corn pot above We there was a simultaneous, rush of shorts to cover wheat. Offerings were eNtrcmcly light and in two minutes the market was up :ic. At S". to s'fi longs were free sellers and the price recce'.ett to 8-t7-S cents when the bulls eatue to the front and took all offerings, keeping the market active the rest of the (lay between 85(iS HfiSf cents. It was an oversold market and shorts covered at the mercy of the lout's. Clearances were light, new business small, receipts m the northwest large, more favorable crop reports anil lifeless cables are the feat- lures, but tlie. speculative demand lias outweighed them for the present. Corn and onls have been very strong on continued unfavorable crop reports, the worst of these coming from Indi- una anil Illinois. The market changes almost inclusively on these advices. Provisions have been moderately iirni in sympathy with other markets, but trades are limited. Is the range nF prices for Private information comes from Home that the holy see nfter carefully listening and considering the morits of the appeal has decided in the bishop's favor, father llyue's conduct of his parish in various respects was not satisfactory to Itishop llogan, and after several reijucsts were, disobeyed, the priest was unfrocked, lie uppculed to Archbishop Kenrick and after vainly trying to regain possession of his church he went to Hemic. ~ ALI BAB A. than the and with poor Mor- Tlio active following future*: •Onen'il niKh'i. Low'-stjclos'K- WllKAi, July s:i!S Sll s:i« s.v; An.nust SI! n:t S4-?,i December.. H(l»i NT!(i HU if S7ID cons. .rune '» •I-) .*i(i»; July •IH'j tun ,70 August ' 4imv Seiitenincr.. ""•ITS ""•Il'tji IT', -III"., OA'IS. .lime :I:I>» July ;ii "":i:t; J i " :ia September.. Milt a:; I'llllK. July 111 III) ll>7'.!>.i in r.s',4 10 70 Seiiteniber.. 10 T7ii ] 1) S5 10 70 II) S.'i t.AIIU. Julv li 40 li -r .m (J 4U II to September . M .-in ii ,17!4 It .Vi a a ins. July a : ITV, 11 4.". II mm; September.. II -IT!, II r.:»i II 4 :;>.s | 114.-, July WHKAT—No. 2 steady; casti 8-Hf: «riU'. Aligns!H4he: DecemberH7Vic. COKN-Higher; No. 'i, cash ">:i?.;c; June M^i-r.; July .70c; August 4!l|vc: Sep- lumber -iit'K- OATS-Slrong Sv. •.. l cash.'l.'IN,c; JuIy.'ISS® :i:ic: Aueust :I;J'HC; .September :i\H6r/.Wc. MUSS POKK-Casli glO.70; July $10.70; September (lO.Nii. LAIiD-C'anti anil July - sn.:i'J',4; Sep- tent her 2M.. r »7!f. SHOHT nillS-Cauli and Julv Jll.40; September Sti.-lo. IIYIC-No. 'Jqlllct: 77c. IIAKL.KY—No. li nominal, iwc. FLAX SJ3KI>—No. 1 <iulcl;Sl.o:Ui. TIMOTHY SBHI)—Nominal: *1.!H. HU'ITEK—Steady. KG (IS- Firm. ' SI. I.mils. ST. LOUIS, June M. WHKAT—Ul(!her- cash NH; June H«yc; julv Hfic; August s:; : »;. COItN—HIRVHT; rash anil 4II«C! September 40-Sc. OATS—Hlo-her; cash :M(sc POiiK-biiwcr; SJ1.2.1. LAIilJ-Nonilll.il; Jtl.'-'fl. Jane ; July 47; . I'.".ic uly KUIIHUR City. KANSAS CITY, June :i. Tlier ; : was no trading on 'change to-day in wheat, corn and oats. I.IUTTKU—Steady; creamery l-ifplHr dairy Tffi.lMc. l-XKiS—Firm at J«(4c. LIVE STOCK. The New KKli-uviiKiuir.ti Cronies it Furore til Chicago. I'mcActo. .Iune :i. —With an audience that crowded every foot of sitting or standing space of the main floor to the top gallery, and with over 2 ,0 ()i) people unable to gain admission, the Chicago Opera house last night inaugurated its sixth extravaganza season. The pri duetion proved more brilliant even its famous predecessors, Arabian Nights, Crystal .Slipper Sinbad. The cxtravan/.a deals the love affairs of All Itubn. a wood-chopper of Bagdad, and giana his slave. Ali Hubs, in order to win the heart of Morgiuna. who has been seized by tlie caliph of Bagdad undertakes to discover tlie cave of the two-score Oriental rob hers whose depredations have made existence in Itugdad burdensome. Around tin's story the extravaganza is woven. Many old favorites are seen in the east, including Ida Millie, Ada Ileuves. llessie Cleveland and Habbettc Rodney: the premieres llulda .Irmlcr. Madeline Alorando and .Martha Irmlcr: Arthur Dunn. Dan Hurl. Henry JJormau and Alfred C Wheelan. The scenic effects surpassed anything ever seen in this country, and the enchanted forest of falling water, the caliph's palace and the birth of the butterfly, tlie fatter a brilliant transformation scene, created a furore. The entire production made a. pro uounced hit. In the boxes and audi enee were a large number of visiting world's fair commissioners, including envoys from several foreign countries and a large number of prominent He- publicans en route to Minneapolis. l'"loo<)» la Di 'lrolt. DtOTltoiT, Mich ...Iune 1. —Kor several days past rain has fallen -at intervals out last night it began to pour down and within one hour and ten minutes 2.-10 inches had been precipitated in this city. It is still raining. This morning reports of damage by back ing sewers which were nnaAile to carry off the immense volumes of water are coming in from all parts of the city •Stores and residence cellars everywhere are flooded and much damage was done to their contents. On many thoroughfares car lines were covered to a depth of a foot or more, the cars running through water up to the steps. The damage by water in Detroit will be very large. The country also suffered severe damage. Stage Kobhery In .llniititiid. Ilit .LlNiis, Mont., June 3. —The Hill ugs and Great Falls stage was held up by masked men yesterday and the treasure box and mail sacks taken, ifter one horse was shot. The passengers were not molested and were al- owed to proceed with the remaining horse. The robbery occurred on aintcd Uobellill. nine miles south of Mussel Shell river. A sheriff's posse was dispatched from Billings to pursue the bandits on the arrival of the coach last evening. This makes thirteen lodges that. meet, in one hall. The. (llobc-ltepublicau has moved up stairs in the Shinn block on Trout street. AVitli the abundance of rainy, warm weather that has commenced and the numerous irrigating ditches, Ford county is. sure of another big crop and prosperous year, which with a good Republican majority will make the greater part of our people feel happy. ferry Show is finishing extensive additions to his residence. The Times has been declared the official paper of the city. Politics are beginning to warm up. The most prominent Republican candidates for representatives will be I). W. Moffett and M. W. Sutton. (Sraduifttion f -JxerotftCM nt Cartridge. hast night M. I'<. Iloladay and Superintendent Hill were out at Partridge attending tile exercises held by seven of the common school graduates. Mr. Iloladay having taught there the past term presided over the meeting and opened the exercises by giving u spicy speech in which he reviewed the work of the school during the eight months he had charge. Musiu was furnished by the Partridge- string band composed of Messrs. LuskMiss liusk and Mr. Will Crotts, an instrumental solo by Miss Ghornily and a vocal solo by Miss McCarrilv.m. It speaks well for a neighborhood to have so large, a class to complete, tin common school course. The papers read were well gotten up and were proof that the young people had done hard study. The following persons composed the class, together with the subject of the paper of each graduate: "iAfc's Lessons" liUUe IMlley ••The Pool of Inspiration in the band of Nowhere. — XAza.' Paine "Difficulties and Pleasures of Study".. Olive Kinder "This Nation" Lambert Halllnp '•WhenMyShipComesIn.".. ..Alta Tei'ti-r My Trip to Kansas City Alice O'H.ira A Summer Outing Dora Hand Kloral presentations. Mr. Hill,in a short address to the chibs presented the diplomas, after which came the benediction by Kcv.Mintier. BACHELOR BARTON. Chicago. CHICAUO, June a. TheKvcninp Journal reports: CATTLE-Receipts S.000; unchanged; generally (tuott'd Hteady lo strong; light fat Htecrfl saleable; big fat Htecrs unsaleable. HOOS-Uecclpts ItR.OOO; steady; rough C4.00ffl-I.MI; mixed S4.7. r i(T&4.H0: heavy, $4.B»&4..U'i: HKUl $4.r>Mft4.80'. SHKEP-ltccelpis 8,000: prime fat sheep and yearlings scarce and stronger; little spring lambs plentiful; 'Jf»c lower; making a decline of on®Vic for the week. St. I .lllllH. ST. Louis, June 3 CATTTliK—Hcci-lntu 1,000, steady. HOGS—Hccctpia S.000; weak; fair to choice heavy $4.(10(8.4.H.V. mixed to ordinary and good J4.:;0ffl4.H0: yorkers (H.TOifd-t7f>. SHKM'-Uccelp'ts IIUO; steady. Kt*lnmn Ctty. KANSAS CITY. June :>. OATTLK-Kccelpts :i.i)00; shipments 000: steady; steers ya.arjigM.lO: cows Sa.oOffla.OO; stockers and feeders, ja.TS5iil.ri0. IIOUS—KeculpM 17,800: shipments :;,000 good hogs were ,7c lower, others .'i(R.10c low tr; all grades $:j.il()&.4.SO; bulk s-I- r >0©4.7ri SflKBP—llecelpts HOO; shipments 400 Hlroug. HUTCHINSON UAUKET, l'roducc. -Highest patent. $!.'.40; second extra flue, J^.110. FLOUH patent, C'-'.'-'O HUTTKit—ln demand: creamery. !i.*»c; tlnest dalrv. :!0c; tine dairy. 1.7c; common 10c. KUlflS—In demand. l'Jc. lWATOKS-Chotcc. UOftHOc AI'l J Ll-:s-51.. r ,0«j-.:;.00 per lmshol. ONfONS-lu fair demand: red. 7.7c per bushel; home grown Spanish. *l.:Jf, per bushel. CAHUAOR—Pair, .7c per pound. HKKTS—Steady. ;M)c per bushel. HAY—Haled. S.'.tlOliiri.riO; loose JII.OOS})." per ton. <inUu. WHEAT—No. sofl HOftn.tci hard HOC (JOHN—:i4®:i7c. JiYio-No. - arn-. OATS—"tic •2c: Hard IIMc: No. Live .Stuck stockers L'l Wi* fat sleers, CU.OO&l iai ci \v» and heifers In " CATTLK—Steady feeders, fW.«fi«W.-J:i ilemand at *l.. r iO6i;:;.40 4.00; veal calves, :ic. HOUS—Steady; wagon, lops. $4.00; car C4,10fi>»4. "o. SIIKUl'—In demand; }l.mi. INmll ry. I'M ICK KNS—UhirkvnK. JM.0I1 per do/.en chickens, ftijc per pound, hens, lie pe pound; roosters,-If per pound; turkeys. 7'; per iKiiiad. liossii 1 . The weather in the northwest and Chicago is clear and warm. Chicago reports grain out of store Wheat, i50,0UU bushels; coru, :iM,i >tm outs, 153,000; rye. t'O.ouii. Inspections at Chicago: Winte wheat fl out of ,'Ml; spring wheat, I out of 21; corn, II) out of t':ni; Oats no out of:i.'.'<l. ji^oldoil AtfuJust thv JM-iest ST. JjcnilN, Juno a. — The widely kuowii ttud bitterly foufflit coutest he tweeii Knther llynos of I'loroe, Mo. and Bishop Ilogua at Kansas City, has been determluod agulnsi tlio priest I.t>t.ter List. The following is a list of letters remaining uucalled for in the Hutchinson post office, Junei2, iWQ. L.UIIKS' LIST. Jlrown, Mrs Mary S Orcen. Mr.s F P Cougalile. Mrs G W King, Mrs W M Uarnell. Miss Alice Pearson. Miss Sadie Wlsler, Mrs S J (iF.NTLKMAN's LIST. Anderson. Andrew G McClrath, Prank Andrew, A McLean. K C firunson. Jesse Mathes. D Hurt. Hev J W Mason, A M Cornelius. J H Oswalt. Dirt t'ornllus, A W Koblnsnn E I i3arr, K H Spalz. M Gaborner. Helnrick Seamon. EA Jansen Thompson, George Green, MelvluGUY Taylor, UlvssusS Glenn,,! W Werntz. Mead Hutchinson & "West. Werrier. Tonv Llndgreen. C J Young. V Parties calling for any of the. n-bove list please suy advertised. WILSON MCCANDI.KSS, J'ostmastti.• Strikers lysine; Ilyuauilte. CHIOAOO , June 3. —The Times this morning says that the striking workmen have been prevented from blow- ng up the McGregor boiler factory by a mine of dynamite. The dynamite and all the appurtenances for the explosion were discovered near the factory yesterday. Wsn. McGregor says his non-union men have been threatened with violence by the strikers of May 1st. He is the head of the factory firm. Hun Into a Wnslioiit. On. CITY , Penn., June 3. —Train No. 5 on the Alleghany Valley railroad ran into n washout at tl o'clock last evening at Foster's station, a few miles below franklin. There were from twenty to twenty-live passengers on the train, none of whom were injured, The engine, baggage and express car went over the bank into tile river. The engineer was fatally hurt, and the fireman, baggage, master and express messenger badly hurt. Cutllfi Qmil-iiiitiucs. CiiKYKNKK, Wyo., June ;;. — It it learned that the proclamation of tin governor of South Dakota rjuarunlin- ing against Texas cattle, is hut a repe tition of Secretary Rusk's circular which quarantines only against cattle from below the fever line in Texas. Business over the Union Pacific and Northwestern will therefore proceed much us usual. A Hoy Hurt. I small hoy named Campbell, living on l'ivst avenue east, near the Baptist :hurch, fell through a trap door in the new barn of Dr. Cook, this morning, sustaining serious injuries. lie fell a distance of twelve feet, alighting on his head and shoulders. He remained unconscious for some time. Dr. Hutchinson was summoned and rendered aid, and at this hour the boy is much better. . Notice. Rev. A. T). Moore of Chicago, will preaeh next Sabbath for the Congregational church in the hall in the college building, corner of Maine and Fourth avenue, at 11 o'clock a. in. Sunday school at 0:30. Y. ]'. S. C. li. meeting at 0:.15 p. m. A Wall I'll per Trust. NKW YOUK , June — A company has been formed which will control (10 pur cent, of the wall paper manufactured in this country. The company bus a capital of 82(),0iK ),()im. llodge City UohifcTrt. Diinoi; CITY , June il.—[Special. |—R Godfrey mid wife are vlsi.sting in the eastern part of the state. M. A. Thompson has taken charge of the Dcluionico hotel. Prank Chapman is in Kansas City. McCuteheon it Coolly Dramatic com puny play a Week's engagement at the opera house next week. 11. ,1. Parker of Newton, was in town this week. K. Marshall of Garden City was in town Wednesday. Conductor Helm, llrakemiiu Godfrey and Crntchlcy, Kiigineer Muloncy and Fireman Shaw are in Garden City Mil week us witnesses iu a company ease T. S. Hurd was in Topeka last weuk Dr. T. I.. .McCarthy is in Cliieago on professional business. Rev. John A, Brooks, of Kansas City past supreme master workman of th A. 0. U. W. will lecture in this city on Monday evening to the public under the auspices of Protection Lodge No. 17:;. The latest secvet' society in Dodge is the Modern Woodmen of America. Watch *'or It. 1 n to-morrow's paper Youngheim .t Tanncbaum, the Hub clothiers, will have something to tell the public that will be of interest. Watch for their big advertisement to-morrow and every day in the future. It wilt pay you. ITxpi-i-l Knowledge-. She^—1 suppose tho burning of Mr. Van Wiggins' picture gallery is an irreparable loss. Ho—Almost. Nothing can bo re placed except tho old family portraits. Life. An Abused AYife. Married Daughter—Oh. dear, such a timi) its I do havo with that husband of mine! I don't have a minuto 'B peace when he's in the house. Ho is always calling mo to help do something or other. Mother—What dues he want now? Duugliter—He wauls mo to traip: way up stairs just to thread a necdlo for him, so ho can unmd his elothea.—New York Weokly. A Matter oT Wtigu«. "1 observe, .lames," said the Boston employer, "that you say 'cether' niu! 'neetlior.' Are yon not aware tbut such is not our pronunciation of those, words?' "It doesn't ncoin to mo," replied the boy from Now York despondontly "that you ought to oxpoct ine to say 'eyothor' and •uythor' on a salary of Bix- t'oon dollars a mouth."—Chicago Tribune. When we weru first married wo bought a little cottage in the midst of n pretty garden—a cottago that had jtiBt four rooms and ;i garret iu all Tbut we wanted no more. OncO the property of tho lato Miss Nancy Free." 7 tho real estate dealer said in his circular. Wo did not think much about Miss Free, however, only that her old fashioned furniture—just what every ono was going wild over—went with tho house, and that wo could make it tho prettiest little nest in tho world. Wo were beginning tho world. Why should we think of those who had done with it? Why shoukl Jack and Lottio Deano, just married, ask what hud been the hopes and griefs of Nancy Freo, spinster, somo tiuio dead? We live for ourselves in (his world. Jack bought tho house; wo moved iu. The place had been very carefully kept clean by tho agent, and I began to ar- rango and rearrange, to tie ribbon bows on chairs, to loop fresh muslin curtains at tho window panes, to fill tho old china vases with flowers, thinking of Jack the while, as a bride would bo apt to do, when looking out of tho window I saw a quaint old tig tiro coming up tho road —that of a mini very old in years, and who had not changed MB garb with tho fashions of tho times. ; His hat had a bell crown and rolling rim; his collar and coat and neckerchief were of the sort wo seo in our grandfathers' portraits. I had hud him pointed out to mo as "Bachelor Barton," and been told that he was rich and of a good old family, and had onco boon disappointed in lovo. I hid myself behind tho curtain and watched him curiously as ho came on, wondering if he were onco a handsome young fellow like my Jack, and if lie had loved somo ono as Jack loved me, and how it was that youth could change to ago and golden locks to gray, and why it need to be, when to my surprise ho paused at the gate of my garden mid entered. Pei-hups his old fashioned politeness led him to call upon tho "strangers,' after the good old custom BO rapidly dying out. Amoment moremy little maid brought me his card, and with a glance at the mirror, I hurried down to greet him. Closo nt hand Bachelor Barton was older than ho had seemed from my upper window, and frailer, but his face had a sweet expression still. "Pardon my intrusion, madam," ho said. "I saw the house open for the first time for years and could not restrain myself from approaching tho door. 1 knew it well in bygone days, when Miss Nancy Free and her mother lived here. I came hero often then. 1 wus a very intimate friend. I wanted to see the dear old rooms once again. Miss Free was eighty when she died; I am eighty- five. But wo wero very young peoplo when wo first met—twenty-one mid twenty-six. You think me an eccentric old creature no doubt, but I want to see the house once beforo I die, for old times' sake." Come in, sir," I said. "1 shall bo happy to show you every comer of it. 1 think I understand" As young people understand Buch things," he said. "Happily they cannot quite know how the old feel. Not piite—not unite." He held his quaint old hat in his hand as ho spoke, and gave mo a Bad smile that drew his face into a hundred tiny crow 's foot, and as 1 motioned the way, ho followed uie into our little parlor and sat down. 'Nothing altered," ho said. "This is old Mrs. Knv's furniture, that had been her grandmother's in Revolutionary, days. They s.iy it is tho fad of tho time to buy it up or have imitations of it. The brass andirons, tho shovels and long.-;, the carved chairs, the escritoire —1 remember them all. This is a Turkish carpet-there aro hardly any of them to be found now. Yes, Mrs. Freo sat here, and Nancy played tho guitar, and I snug—you svould not think that 1 sang—or, 1 reuietnher, sho worked at her tambour frame while I read aloud from the poets." He moved his head slowly ubout, noting every detail—the peacock feather fans, tho cut glass decanters and glasses, tho painted china in tho corner cupboard, the footstool like a melon, tho lauipmat like a roso. Nothing had worn out or grown shabby in tho spinster's little home. Once," he said, "MisB Nancy sat for a nnmituro lu'a painter then well known. It was a speaking likeness. Does it by chance remain iu the house?" 1 think it does," 1 said. "The heir, a nephew, a rich man, who lives iu New Orleans, wrote orders that tho house should bo sold with all its belongings, and 1 think the miniature you mean is here." I went to t he escritoire ami drew from ono of the drawers the likeness of a lady painted on ivory and set in a narrow gold fr ame, 1 doubt if it really resembled any living being. It was a beautiful doll, all pink and white, with blue eyes, little brown curls penciled on the forehead and a white frill ubout tho neck, but as 1 put it into tho hands of Bachelor Barton ho gazed upon it with rapture. "Miss Nancy's very self," he said, "as she appeared at twenty-two. There are no such women now." He paused, and with a low JOW , added, "With tho exception of the fair lady in whoso presence 1 now stand." I courtesied. 1 hope 1 did it proporly. It seemed tho only thing to do under the circumstances. After this 1 begged tho old gautleman to visit any portion of the housu and grounds ho pleased, and when ho wont away presented him with Miss Nanny's miniature, for which ho kissed my hand, standing at u long distance and touching my lingers as though they wore sacred volics. We talked him over at toa time, Jack jnd I, and made tip oar minds that ho had once boon a suitor of Miss Nancy's. It W88 not a very difficult matter to guess that, and from that day he called frequently. He made me his confidante at last. He had adored Miss Nancy, ho told me, and she had returned his affection, and they had becomo engaged to each other with tho consent of tho mother, and all went merry as tv marriage bell until, in somo mannor, he offended the object of his adoration. I judge ho mado hev jealoius, having been in his day a beau of tho first water, and much admired hy tho ladies; but he was too modest to say so outright. But at all events sho would not forgive him. Sho refused him tho miniature which had been painted for him; sho took back her lock of hair and sent him back his letters, and in all sorts of ways wreaked vengeance upon him for his evil doing. Yet I believe sho intended to relent and forgive; and ho also thought so, am sure. Ho mado every possible apology and overture, but sho yielded not oue inch. At last her mother died. That great sorrow, it seemed to him, must bow her pride, and sho must nioro than ever need a comforter, a consoler, a protector. Allowing time for tho first burst of griof, ho wrote to her, asking her to reply, whatever her fiat might be, begging her to forgivo him, and onco more promise to be his wife. "Sho never answered me," ho said. "Sho nover gave mo one word iu reply." It WUB on my tongue to say sho had been very vindictive, but I saw that thai would not do. Miss Nancy was sainted in his memory, and could bo suspected of no wrong whatovcr. "1 evrod beyond forgiveness, sweet angel," he said—"1 erred beyond forgiveness;" and Bachelor Barton could not havo been moved from this opinion hy tho whisper of an angel. "Auntie," cried my little nephew "there's something in tho crow's nest." 1 was sitting in tho garden and the voice sounded abovo my head. I looked up with a start. In tho road outside arose a tall pole, and from time immemorial a great crow's nest had crowned it. How little Billy had managed to reach its ape.<> 1 cannot say. lint (hero he was, and speechless with horror 1 could only implore him, in dumb show, to descend. Ho answered with a laugh, flung something to the ground and came sliding down after it. "You naughty boy!" I cried, as 1 caught him in my arms. "It's not a bit like a nest, auntie," he said. "It's all ugly and muddy. There were some feathers iu it, black, and there was a dead bird, and there was that cap—a queer cup. 1 never suw such a funny thing." Ho picked from the grass tho object he had cast down. It looked liko a crushed leather box, and had been melted by tho sun and soaked by the ruin until it was shapeless; but it certainly proved to be a queer, old fashioned cap, with apeukund lined with oiled silk, and as Billy tossed it about and turned it inside out, a square, white package dropped from some secret spot beneath this lining, which had kept it from destruction adown tho years. Long years they must have been, for tho letter had been written boforo tho days when envelopes were used, was curiously folded and sealed with a large seal on which was tho letter "F." £t was addressed in a dolicato, running hand, to "Alwyn Barton, Esq,, Tho Oaks," etc. In fact it had evidently been intended for tho old gentleman we called Bachelor Barton, and to him I at once dispatched it with a note of explanation. His answer was a request that 1 and my huBband would do him tho honor of calling, as Mr. Barton was unwell and there was much to explain. And of course we went. Bachelor Barton, bolstered up with pillows, lay upon a lounge, palo as yellow wax, his eyes shining under his gray brows, "Dear friends, you have told mo that _tho letter you sent me was iu tho lining of an old leather cap in the crow's neat," ho said. "1 romembor seeing the cap thrown away. Miss Free 'B little negro servant, Cato, wore it. A carpenter who was mending the barn had snatched it and flung it in the air. Apparently it never came down again, It was searched for, and 1 watched tho search from tho window, but nover dreamed that it was in tho nest. Tho cap was old. Cato had a now one, and that was tho end of it. But now 1 remember that in that oiled silk lining tho boy put any letters with which he was sent to the postofllco, in order to keep them clean. 1 think it was made with a sort of pocket on purpose, and iu that lining this letter had started on its way to me, when a rndo jest ended my hopes of happiness for life. Cato forgot or nover told tho fact of its being undelivered. "Tho letter, dear friends, was an answer to ray prayer for Miss Nancy Free's purddn—a beautiful, forgiving, angelic reply. Bad I received it 1 should have flown to her. She should havo been my bride. Those lonely years would have beeu gladsome. I might not havo been tho last leaf OH » withered branch. "It was fated not to bo. i (rust she did flot sutler also. I—I four that is possible. How discourteous she must havo deemed me. 1 m-vcr dreamed she hud written. I" •:" Ho pa used. Tears filled i*U oyes. "1 am sorry," 1 beguu, "Don't say you oro sorry you found itl" Bachelor Barton criod. "If 1 was foolish enough to faint when the truth burst upon mo, 1 still rojoioe. Dp there I think she waits for me—there, where the truth is manifest without words: and 1 thank you—oh, BO much!" We staid with him a little longer, and ho talked to UB of Nancy and old. times. When 1 left him he kissed my hand. He died that night, and the letter and Miss Nancy's miniature repose upon his bosom.—Mary Kyle Dallas in Saturday Night. E01TOK AND DIPLO The Lulled Mutes Mtnlaioc to Bl$iM 111, ,lni.l ::el.urned to I'hlladol An article aimed at Senator' Quay, in tho Philadelphia Press/j lished almost simultaneously wit return from Russia of tho -^^m 9 minister. Charles Emory Smith, wn also tho editor, of Tlie" Press, has tracted widespread attention and p voked much comment. It is genera undorstood that Mr. Smith has restitn active charge of the paper with who interests he has been identified so mart years, and wi whose upbuild* ing ho lias had sc much to do, and it is this foot which makes tUt publication of tht attack referred tc particularly significant. Charles Emorv Smith Beoms te havo taken at naturally to jour- cn *tLF.s rcstORY SMITH , nalism and politics aa o duck takes to water. Born in Mansfield, Conn., Feb. 1H, 18-13, ho was educated in Albany, whither his parents removed when ho was but seven years. old. I At tho ago of sixteen the lad who had evinced remarkable aptitude for writing argumentative articles began his journalistic work by contributing editorials to the Albany Evening Transcript. He WHS graduated from Union college at nineteen and wassoou afcerappointedon the staff of General Rathbone, where f'ot j two years ho did good work in orgii^^ izing tho New York volunteers for tiW war. He then taught for a brief period! iu tho Albany academy. During all this tiruo ho continued to writo for tho paperB and in I860 his active newspaper work commenced when ho assumed the editorship of tho Albany Express. For five years ho remained with Tho Express, although during a part of that timo lis also acted as private secretary to Governor Feuton. In 1870 Mr. Smith became coeditor of tho Albany Journal, and upon tho retirement of his associate, Qcorgo Daw- sou, in ho was given entiro charge, Several yeaw later ho accepted tho position of editor in chief of the Philadelphia Press. Mr. Smith wan in 1871 presidontof tho New York Statu Press association. It is said that ho wrote the greater part of many of tho Now York Republican platforms. In 1870 ho was a delegate to the national convention atCinchvm>ti. He has always been identified prominently with educational matters, and ha has held several important positions of honor in that connection. His appointment by President Harrison as minister to Russia in place of Allen Thorndiku- Rice, whoso death occured on tho ovo of • his intended departure for his distant post, created littlo surprise, inasmuch aa Mr. Smith's warm personal relations with Secretary of State Blaino had led bis friends to anticipate such a result A Mimllleeiit Hencfacllon. There have been and always will b~ many persons who, although choritabby inclined and sincerely anxious to benefit their fellow men, yet cannot bring theni- solves to part with 'their money until after they havu gone to that "Undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns." Every now and then, however, a man is found ~wlio" takes tho more sensiblo view of tho matter and gives while he liveswhat ho can '• \ afford to in bet- ML D. K. PKAKSONS. teriug tho condition of his race. By this means ho is enabled to enjoy the "exquisite pleasuro of giving," and the gratitude of those whom ho has benefited. Such a man is Dr. D. K. Pearsons, who has recently donated to tho Chicago Theologicul semiuary the Bum of $100,000 on condition that $350,000 be raised boforo May 1, 1804. Dr. Pearsons is a firm believer iu the efficacy of educational institutions under church control. His muuificunt boue- faction is a pleasant way of showing by his deeds that his professions are Bin- cero. It is about certain that tho necessary $350,000 will bo raised within the required time, us every church of the Congregational denomination in the United States will bo asked to contribute something toward the amonnt da- N sirod. Dr. Pearsons is not a novice iu the | "divine attribute of benevolence," for he has previously given generously to Boloit J sollege, the South Dakota university/ McCormiek Theological seminary and Knox college. His private benefactions, of which there is no record, for Dr. Pearsons is an exceedingly modest man, would, it is believed, foot up many thou- sauds of dollars. POWDER . Absolutely Pure. [ A cream . of tartar baking- powde/Fl highest titf all in leavening strength 1 .—' Latest 17 A H, Government Food Report KUYAI, tfA-KlKCt I 'OWDSB po., s 100 Wall street, N. Y

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