Denton Journal from Denton, Maryland on January 22, 1898 · Page 1
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Qiiillen 94 : S*?^lt3£$ .v 1845. A Family Newspaper:--Devoted to Local and General Intelligence, Agriculture and Advertising 1 .--Independent on all Subjects.--Subscription, One Dollar per Annum, in Advance. 1898 . 52, PESIsTTOIET, A 3f I IR/Y 22, 1898. 14, Dcsiiing to-deal in IIARD"\VARIJ exclusively in the future, we begin l«- da\ closing out at cost tor the spot cash, our G K X K K A L M E R C H A N D I S E DEPARTMENT. \\'c need the two buildings entirely tor our H A R D W A R E BUSINESS, us we v i s h to establish n fir^t-cla?? one. \Vc havu a bin l i n e of Dry Goods, nil nc\v:iiul desirable, vi/.: M u s l i n s , Cnli :, FlanneK Tirk G i n g h a m , Table Linen, Dress Goods. Ladirs Yosts,, Coi'M'N. £e ; Men's U n d e r - h i r t = , Drawers, lloso, Sut-pcmlur, Collar*. Xucktius, Glove-, and articles t'oo n u - merous to mention. We eull et-pccinl attoiition to our STOCK OF SHOKS for Gents, Ladies nnd C h i l d r e n , i n c l u d i n g a brand new l i n e of A l l n n t l Moody's Fine Shoes for Ladies, MUset. and Babies-. "Wo h a v e a big lot of XmEINT'S STTXTS5 in sizes 85, 30. and 37, and we sell them at less than COST. Also C h i n s , Glass, Tin and K n n m c l Ware. Come nnd sec us and help us to establish a lirst-cla-s ·^HARDWARE STORE IN DEN TON · whave a good ono now, but w\ll have a bettor one in the spring. Wo h ivc a fine cssortmont of H E A T I N G and COOK STOVES. In took stoves we sell Bibb's, Shcppard's and Licbriuidt, McDowell Co.'s goods, und urj exclusive agents for these manufacturers in Denton. We will jiell you a No. 8 Oook Stove ns low as S'0-50; and Heaters as low ;ts $3.'2-5. For first-class goods, we will not be undersold by'any one. Stewart Brothers, dec2-3m. DENTON, M A R Y L A N D . MEMBERS COKN AND FLOUK EXOII \X OB. W. F. TOVER5 CO., (Successors to J. II. Coulbourn Co.) W H O L E S A L E COMMISSION M E R C H A N T S , Grain, Hay, L-ivc Stoch, Butter, Eggs, Poultry, Potatoes, Fruit, Wool, Etc. O FF?I C 10 A.IV O W A LfclSHO US K, THE OLD STAND 123 South Charles Street, - - Baltimore, Wld. KEFKUKNCE: CONTINENTAL N A T I O N A L B A N K , OK ANY BUSINKSS HOUSE. G O N S f C N M E N T S S O L I C I T E D . THOMAS H. MITCHELL, MANUFACTURER OF Sash, Doors, Blinds, Mouldings, Brackets, Newels, Hand Rails, Cabinet Mantels, Balusters, Etc. i stimulus Promptly furnished on all kinds of Building Material. SALISBURY, T. H. EVANS COMPANY, . * FRUIT AND PRODUCE COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 214 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland, its and Vegetables; M a r y l a n d Pouches and Sweet Potatoes. QUEEN ANNE'S RAILROAD CO, Enstward. (BALTO.FERRYj Westward. Leav. P.M. 300 Arrv. P. M. 530 Leave. A. M. 545 Arrive A. M. 8 lo BALTIMORE TO QUEEXST'N. Arrive A. M. 1056 Leave. A. M. 820 Arrv. P. M. 9 00 Lenv. P.M. G 30 Railroad Division* Lcav P.M. 560 £ 5 5 6 f 603 f610 620 f C 2 2 6 2 7 f 6 3 0 637 647 665 f 6 5 9 f 7 0 4 711 f 7 2 0 f 7 2 3 f 7 2 7 7 35 f 7 4 4 750 P.M. Leave. A. M. 850 f 8 5 8 f 9 0 7 9 1C 0 2 8 9 31 9 37 f 0 4 1 . 350 1002 10 12 f 1017 f 10 23 1033 f 10 4J f 1048 f 1054 11 15 f l ! 2 4 11 30 A. M. STATIONS. Queen stown Bloomingdulo Wyo Mi'ils Willoughby Queen A n n o llillshoro Do wnes Tuckalioe Dentou Hobba Hickman Adamsville BUmuhard Greenwood Owens Banning Deputy Ellendale Wolfe Milton A r r i v e A. M. 8 15 f 8 10 f 8 01 f 7 5 S 7 oO f 7 4 8 7 4 4 · f 7 4 2 7 35 7 26 7 17 f 7 13 f 708 7 00 f C5'2 f 6 4 8 f t ) 44 638 f 620 020 A. M. Arrv. P. M. o 15 f 5 07 458 4 5 1 4 3!) 4 3 6 4 3 0 f 4 2 7 4 18 40li 3 05 f 3 4!) f 3 4 3 3 03 f 3 2 ] f 3 17 f 3 12 305 f 2 5 2 2 15 P. M. CONNECTIONS. Connects at Queen A n n e with the Delftware Chesapeake Railway from Easton and Oxford, at 7.50 n. m , for Queenstown nnd Baltimore. Connects at Greenwood with Delaware "Division of the Philadelphia Wilmington Baltimore Railroad for Seaford, Delmar, balisbury, und points south, at 10.33 n, m., Jind from the same points, at 3.33 p. m., for Denton, Queenotwon and Baltimore. Connects at Ellcndale with the Delaware, Maryland Virginia Railroad, at 11.00 a. m., for Georgetown, Lowes, Rc- boboth Beach and Ocean" City, and from those points, nt 3.05 p. m., for brccnwood, Denton, Queenstown and Baltimore. I. TV. TROXEL. C. C. WAI.T.*:U, Gen. Manager. Gen. Pr't Pass. Agt. Should send at once for Special Premium List. Just issued. Watches, Printing Presses. Air Rifles, and many valuable articles are to be given away. N. Y. Ledger, Ledger Building, N. Y. J. B. K. EMORY ^ CO- (XMOKY NEAVITT.) --GENERAI COMMISSION MERCHANTS, LIGHT STREET, Baltimore. Chester River Steamboat Comp'y Fall and Winter Schedule. Beginning November 1st, 1897. tho stonin- er E t u m n A. Ford, will leave Chestcr- town at 8 a. m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, stopping at Ralph's, JJjokcr's, Quaker Nock, Uogiu's, Qiiueiistowii and Kent Island. Leave Baltimore 10.30a.m., Tuesday, T liu ml ay and Saturday for same landings. Sleiuner Gratitude will leave Centro- ville 8 u. 111., Tuesday, Thursday and Satmday, stopping at tile landings on Corsica rivi-r, Jackson's Creek and Rock Hall. Leave llaltimoro 10.30 a. in., Monday, Wednesday nnd Friday tor tho same landings. SSyjipccial trip to Hook Hall and return on Saturday's only. Leave Haiti- more 3 p. in., Leave Rank 5.15 p. in. GKO. "WARKIEI.P, President, J. E. TAYLOK, Gencial Agent 3ELAWARE AND CHESAPEAKE UOHTU. Mail. Pas. A. M.' P. M. 6 45 1 40 6 55 1 SO 7 08 2 07 718 2 17 7 24 2 'M 7 31 2 33 7 42 2 43 7 52 2 54 ' 8 03 3 04 8 10 311 817 318 8 23 3 24 8 20 3 27 8 36 3 37 8 45 3 46 A. M. P. M . Oxford. Trappe, Easton, Chapel, Cordova, Queen A n n e , Rid.'oly, Greetfsboro Goldsboro, Hendrrson, Marydel, Slaughters, Hartley, Kenton, Clayton SOUTH. Mail. P«s. A. M. P. M. 11 53 7 47 11 42 7 37 11 24 7 20 11 12 7 08 11 04 7 02 10 o4 655 1044 G 46 1034 0 3 0 1024 G 2 ( i 1016 610 10 08 6 12 10 00 6 00 9 57 0 04 9 48 5 66 9 3 8 5 4 7 A. M. P. M. Connect at Clayton with Delaware Division of P. W. B . R. R. H. F. K E N N E Y , General Sup't. J. B. HuTCHixsojr, General Manager. K L. HOLI.IDAY, Superintendent. For Sale, House and lot in Denton. occupied at present by Mr. 0. II. Whitby. Has rc- . «ently been painted and put in good order. Will be sold at low price for cash, or'on terms to accommodate purchaser. - Apply to T. PLIN Y F IS U E R, Denton, Md. 'Or W. E. DUNNOCK, 1620 Druid Hill Avc., Baltimore, Md. Money to Loan, 4530,000 to loan on first mortgage. WILMER E M O R V , Attorney-at-Lav, Baltimore, Sid. Corner Fayctie and North Sts. ~^_ Wanted, 15 lady operators, at once DENTON J3HIET CO, FOR THE-'HONEST JOHN" TRUSS, The only one that reaches tho right spot, and that is comfortable and stays in place while at work. Call, or write. R. J. COLSTON, ftpr2-l-3mo. Rideoly, Md. Is your Home, Furniture, Grain, Live Stock, or other Property Insured Against Loss by FIREORLIGHTNINGP If not, if you will apply to ono of the Agents of the OF DOVER. DEL. you can obtain insurance at low rates. The Company is Mutual, nnd you will only pay what the insurance costs, as any amount in ExcessofCost Willte Returned in Dividends or at termination of policy. WM. DENNY, Secretary. Grv:d Irjrrnia Carpor, 2!o. per ynrd. J !o:u y In ucst-lsCju pet, 'I8c. per yard. tor t l i o askiitir, v. p o mail you, fico of nil clrnrc'3, oiii- now Coloicd CarpoD (,'slt llOJ'l ", TTllU.ll E l l O W S i l l ' (,'00(13 In li|iin-i:i|ili csjloi-. You can nrnke your selections :n w i l l M if yon v.-oro hero R.ttlienii 1, :;nd tavo fro n 50 to 80 por cent. pi. lit. yoa ino paying ymiv Ideal c!c.i!cr. It 1 yoi: visli q u a l i t y sampled of c.;rpot, s 'nd By. in \V«s nlso Isjii'jn f t n -raj catalogue of Fninltnro, D:ape:ic-=, lie Proves, oic., which wj mail l i o o o f nil cha.ife r o3. Julius Ilines ek Son, E t MD. . t If Plousc ir.ciilio:i tliu pujicr. \ffi2EStES INheelcf Transportation Line DAILY STEAMERS FOR Gieat Choptank, Trappe and TucKahoe . Rivers. On und u f t c r Jaiiutin- 1st, 1807, stciim- crs w i l l leave Pior -3 Jjijrlit Street "\Vliarl d u i l y oxoopt Sinuhu? at 7 p. in., for Oxford . Trappf. Cambridge, Ohaiifollor's, Speivtary, Clark's, (Jlioplank, Lloyd's, Dover Bridge, Kiii^Loii, McCavty's, Uan- CV'E, Todd's. D.nviH 1 ?', Towers', W i l l i s t o n , Turku liou IJrutge, Krcsc's, Coward's, Covey's, llillsboro and Queoii A n u e . A r r i v i n g at Oxford tlie following m o r n - ing in t i m e for connection with the Delaware Clicsnpcakc K., It., and lit Cambridge v ith the Cambridge Soaford 11. R. R e t u r n i n g w i l l leave llillsboro, M o n days, Tuesdays, AVediicsdny/s, Tlinrs-la and Fridays at 10 11. m.: Covey's 10.30; Coward's 11; Williston 1 p. in.;' Ganey's 1.30, -McCnrty's 2; Ivhigs.fon 2.13; Dover Hridgts 2.oO;" Bedford's (Choptank) 4; Clark's 4.15; Cambridge 7; Truppe 8.30 and Oxford 10, stopping at intcrinailintc landings, a r r i v i n g in Jinltimorc early the f o l l o w i n g m o r n i n g s . Steamer loaves llillboru Sundays at G a. in.; Coward's, 7 a. m.; AVilliston, 8 n. m.; Bedford's ( C h o p t u n k ) 10.30 a. m.;Cam- bridgc 12.30; Trappe 1.4-", p. in.; Oxford 3 p. in., a r r i v i n g in Baltimore at 8.30 p. m. Sundays. Freight received u n t i l G p. in. daily for oil landings. T S . E . W H l i E L E R , Agent, P i e r o Light St. . Baltimore. B. H. COIIKK, AiroiiL ut W i l l i s t u n . Baltimore, Chesapeake Atlantic R A I L W A Y COMPANY. BALTIMORE, THIRD HAVEN AND GREAT CHOPTANK RIVER EOUTE. The niHgnificentside-whecliron steamers Xvnlon and Juppa will leave daily Iturnately except Saturday, ns follows: K. N. Market, 3.30 Oyster Shell Point, Cambridge, G p m. Kirny's Oxford, Bellevue, Double M i l l s , K n = t o n , 9 30 p. in. Oxford, 10.30 p. m. Tilirliman's Island. Jenton, 12 in. i V ford's, iViUiston, L'\VO John's, Turkey Creek, tingston, }ovcr Bridge, log Island, W i n d y Hill, Jlioptanls, V right's, A r r i v i n g in Ualiiinnrc at about 5 o'clock icxt m o r n i n g . R e t u r n i n g , tho steamers will leave Bal- imorc from Pi or 4 Light St. Yt'harf, at 7 ('clock p. in., daily, except Sunday, for all loints named, and n m v i n g i a t Easton about ;.00 a. m.; Oxford, 3.45 a. m.; Cambridge, j.00 a. m.; East N e w Market, 7.00 a. m.. ind Denton at 11 o'clock a. in. Connections at Easloii, Oxford and Cam- ridgc with railroads for all points. freight taken at low rates and carefully landled. Grain bugs furnished and grain lelivercd at elevators. Por fiirlhcr information apply to r THOMSON T. M U R D O C K , Uen'l Man. Agent, J. S A W Y E R \VILSON T , JR., " Freight A g e n t , 241 South Street, ' 002 Light St. Baltimore, Maryland. Z. T. IIvTCiiiNsox. Ap-e'nt at Denton. Notice to Creditors. This is to give nolk-c · that the subscribers, of Caroline County, have obtained from the Orphans' Court of Caroine county, Maryland, letters of adminis- ,ration on the estate of JOHN DARLING, to' of ,Caroline county, deceased. All persons h a v i n g claims ag.iinst the said leceascd a:e hereby e a r n e d to exhibit the same to the subscribuis with the vouchers thereof totally milhcnliculcd, on or before the 10th day of July, 1808, or they may otherwise, by law, be excluded from all benefit of the s.iid deceased's estate. Given u n d e r our h a n d s this Jth day of Jniuiarv, 1898. , * REBKCCA E. DARLING, H K N K Y W. HUGHES, Administrators of John Darling, doc'd. Farms Wanted, Have purchasers ready for cheap farms. Anyone desiring to sell, send particulars and lowest price to H EVE KIN COTTER. 209 S. Oth, Pliila. Farm for Sale, About 150 acres--50 acres arable, hal- \nce in wood and timber--located within 1 mile= of G rpcii!-bnro, Md. Peach orchard of 500 trees, healthy and in bearing. Price very low; terms J cash and balance to suit purehns'r. Inquire of P. II, McSlIAVE SON, 1 3-6t. Denton, Caroline Co., Md. R. PLTJMMER, Agpnt, Greensboro. J. B. FLETCHER. " Preston. Wanted, THE WHIRLWIND ROAD. One Caroline County Map as surveyed by Saulsbury. Scale price, and address, W. E. COTTER. 209 S. Sixth St., Philadelphia, Pn. Tho muses wrapped i'i mysteries Cinnc in a rush of music on tho n i K l i I , And T \vns hftc-d wildly on (juielc ^vm^-i _, And uorno nway into tliu luNii't. of thur;s. The dead dooi.s of my IjciiiK broke :i[.ait, A wind of rapture blew IUTOS-, the hoait, Tlio inward Mms of worlds i ang still and clcnr, I felt the mysLery 1ho imiira fear, Yot llny went swifli-inu^ on the wayi mitro'l And hurled me brcalhlesis nt the foot of liod. I felt Hunt tone-lies of Ihu final t m l h , Moiiientiof nembliny love, moments of youth. A vision swept iiwiy 1hr human mill. Slowlv I s.iw the. 1 mramiiK of it all-- McanuiKof lifoi'iid (iine and dcathand birth-But cannot (ell it to tlio mull ji' earth. I only point tho wny, and (hey urn it f;° Tlio whirl wind roud of song if they would know --Charles Kdwin Mnrkluun in Seribiicr'i;. A CAPTAIN'S WIDOW. When Matilda Hartley was ?( years of age aud living not the h;;p liiott of lives with a c-rabbcd old aunt, wlio had brought her np, tlicr came into the village of Riulluigh, where she had been born, and winch she had never left since, a ilasbin sea captain of 30 or 3i-, who spent his money freely enoni;h to n:r,ke an acquisition to the one hold of the place, and who was fco Jar from bashtul that before he had been there a week every woman in Hurt- leigh hud nit her bean "stared at' 1 or "followed quite luj'.ne, my dear. 1 ' The young chamhcrmaHs h::u each bcej) kissed, t h e hiniilmd's: daughter htid been cluickcil nuJct- the chin, and the hmrtl.idy h..r.-;c3f fctiiving to lilush and f a i l i n g ' b e cause no red rose con Id be ic'.hl.T than fche \\us already, declared that a little moie and she must it'.illy "mentioti it to Mr. Landlord." As for Captain Waters, he considered all this the proper t h i n g for a man of spirit to do and continued the general admirer of the lair ol Biulleigh until, tailing one day into the society of Mattie Hartley, he became at once her particular slave. He courted her one week, proposed Ibe next and married her the third. Ho was well enough to do to retire from a, seafaring life, was owner and hitherto captain of the Amanda and was, moreover, a widowei, his first wife having taken advantage of his absence on a voyage to elope with a Frenchman, who, so report ran, had poisoned her. This ho told, with a grave face, to little Mattie before bo popped the question. "If I thought women folk were nil alike, I'd fight shy of them, I can tell yon," ho said. "But I'm sure you bnve n heart, nnd a true one, Mattie." And soMattio gave him her heart, nnd her hand with it. For a year or two they were happy ; then the jolly, red cheeked captain fell ill, and in his illness a baby that had come to them, a boy of a few months old, was stolen from a perambulator, which a careless nurse bad left standing by the roadside while she chatted with a beau. There had been a band of in the neighborhood, and s n a t u r a l l y Sell on them, but Hrey were followed in vain, and none ot the rewards which were oli'urccl threw any light on the subject. The agitation did the captain great harm and probably hastened Li. 1 end. He died in a few mor.Uis, fine! poor Mattie, broken lic.irlad and desolate, prayed to dio a].,o. What good could come to Lei 1 now t h a t Frank and baby were both gone; In vain the old clergyman preached submission and spoke of "tempting Providence by rebellion." Mattie ho aril none of tho stereotyped phrases that were poured into her ear--heard nothing until one day a tall, bold faced w o m a n walked, unannounced, i n t o l:r.^pres- ence ami before tho old clergyman himself announced the fact t h a t sho was Captain Waters' widow--that her children and his were at tho hotel, and that Mattie was a mere usurper. That roused tho widow at last. Her Frank so vile a creature! Her Frank deceive her so! She could not, would not believe it, and no cue ilse would. She ordered the woman out ot the house, and tho woman went, but only to a lawyer's hard by. There bhe produced proofs that were conclusive--a certificate .signed by a well known clergyman and letters from the captain, ami in a certain church a register was found, all that was necessary to establish her claim. Mattio asseverated in vaiu that the captain's first wicked wife was dead --that this woman was an impostor und t h a t she did not believe one word of all the story. Other people believed it. No one knew the captain previous to his sudden appearance at Rudlojgh., and seafaring men aro not always supposed too glad, especially in quiet inland iowus, to have a dozen wives apiece. The end of all this was that the now Mrs. Waters took possession of the dwelling and property of the captain, and, disgraced and wretched, Mattie returned to tho maiden aunt, who, having been opposed to he match, rather triumphed! in its result as what she called a "judgment." Mrs. Waters tried to make herself friends in the village, but, on the whole, failed to do so. She was coarse and vulgar. The servants said she drank, and hor treatment of her child, a little creature half the size t should have been for its age, was Eucb as shocked everybody. Sho never manifested any love for t. It was said she boat it cruelly. At all events, her manner and the stories about her made every one of espectability shun her, and, even md she been- a woman they could esteem, to settle down in that vil- lage would have seemed indelicate enough, tho women said. But some who thought only of her money became intimate with isiiS. Vv'atcrs, and dashingly dressed men came down by rail to visit her, and ."ho drove with them in her showy carriage past Mattie's humble home and threw upon tho sad face, bent over fcomo work at the window, Btich looks of scorn as might have been Mattii/s due had sho been a very wicked creature, but which under the circumstances wore quite uncalled for. All tlii.s went on for two years at least, and by that time Mrs. Waters' boy--5 years old sho called him, Init he hardly looked 3--was running about the grounds and escaping from tlirni whenever ho could into tho bargain. Oildly enough, whenever he got free, ha made straight for the strip of green laud that lay between tho house that Mattie dwelt in and the river. It was tho water that tempted him, and his delight was to launch a tiny boat with paper sails upon it. At first Mattio ran away when she saw him. Then she began to watch him, thinking how like he was to the captain, with that head of clustering yellow curls, thinking him like also to what her boy would have been had ho lived--for she never doubted that he was dead-until her heart softened, aud one day she opened (ho door and tempted him in with cake as one might a bird. After that he used often to come to her. All Eudloigh was scandalized by the fact, and Mrs. Waters, ignorant of it, until ehe one day came upon tho two at tho river's edge, the boy with his arms around the woman's neck. She was in her carriage when she saw them, but she was out of it in an instant, periling her li'fo in the jump. And she struck tho child a blow and called Mattie by an evil name, and no ono who saw her face forgot it as she drove away again with the screaming child. Mnttiu went into her poor home, broken hearted, and her maiden aunt berated her woefully, and Mattie could only weep. "Where is your pride," said the spinster, "your decency?" And Mattie sobbed: "lie is so liko Frank--so like Frank, aunt. Don't bo angry with me." The old mii'ho was well berated also, and for awhile tho boy was k' j it v.-irlii'i bounds, but ho had a will of his own, and at last, one warm autumn day, mamma out for a drhe as; usual, and nurse dozing, Hie great gate .swung behind him, and he pattered down the green bit oi land and peeped into Mattio's cottage door. She was at an upper window, but she did not call to him--she dared not--and ho n-uudered away to tho water's edge. There ho launched his boat and paddled in to bring it out am aud splashed aud wet himself and soiled his tino clothes with the mud and was happy beyond expression. Mattie yearned for him, but she sat still and only looked until the tears filled her eyes, and she hid them in her apron and foil to weeping bitterly. But from this a shrill cry aroused hei. She started to her feet. The child was no longer on tho bank, but out in the water gleamed a yellow head and two tiny arms., nud a cry of "Mammal" came to h'«*. It was as though her own child jailed. Sho Hew from tho room and down the stairs and out toward the river. Others were rushing that way, but sho was first. She never paused to think, but plunged into :he water recklessly. In another moment she was out of aer depth, but she had the boy fast jy bis littlo waist and did her best :o reach shore with him. Men were near by this time, and the two were drawn to land together, and in the mklst of the crowd Mattie stood folding the dripping child to her jreast when the whirl of carriage tvhoels smote her ear. A harsh voice cried, "What's nil this?" and there once more was Mrs. Waters. Mattie gave a scream, but held the child closer. Tho woman, with look of linte which had some terror in it, spiaiig to her feet. The horses plunged and reared. "For heaven's wake, sit still, ua'am!" cried the coachman, but the warning was unheeded Mrs. Waters attempted to loap to the ground. The horses started, icr long train caught in the wheels, :he roiu'hman lost all command over the hnimals and was (lung to he earth, and a w a y over road and field the mad creatures dragged the wretched woman, lashed by hor costly robes to her own chariot wheels. The crowd followed, unable to give any aid, and Mattie remained, holding the sobbing boy to her bosom. Sho looked into his eyes; sho kissed his lips. Mad dreams of steal ing him and hiding herself whero sho m i g h t keep him for her own lilled her mind. At last she crept into the house and undressed him and wrapped hun-iii dry c l o t h i n g and laid bini to rest in her own bed. whence he lifted up his arms to embrace her. Later in tho e v e n i n g she ssit by the fire when the latch was lifted and the old c'ovgy man came in His face was very grave Ho walked up to Matlio and took her hand softly. ."You must put on your bomiel nnd come with me, 1 ' In? said. "The woman who was h u r t today ia dy- ing. She wantF to speak to you." "To me?" said Mattie. "Oh, lean not go there!" But something in her friend's manner made her alter her mine and go with him, with a strange hopeful feeling at her heart. Shu entered the house where hei married life had bceu spout and the chamber that had been her own un falteringly, though her soul sick encd, aud there upon tho be.l she saw the bold faced woman--bold ant handsome no more, but quivering with death agony and the terror oi what lay beyond it--a helpless, tlis figured mass of flesh and bone. Bu she could speak yet, and t.-he turned her woeful eyes on Mattie and sai" pitcotisly: "I am going to die. Have meroy on mo. Don't be cruel. I'm going to die, aud I w a n t to tell you something. They say I'll die easier if I do. Aud I'm sorry. You are a. good woman--as good us I am bad. I--3 never was Captain Waters' wil'c-- never. My cousin was. She died, looked like her, and I had all hei papers aud certificates. I wanted tho money. Another thing--tho boy --the child--when 1 knew the captain was dying I stole him, for the property, all for that. It would help me to have a son. It is yonr boy. I lied about his age. It is your boy. Let mo swear to it. " And, with her hand upon the Bible, the woman passed into oternity. Mattio stood silent--awestruck, scarcely comprehending, bewildered beyond thought--until tho old clergyma.ii came to the bed and took her hand. "Forgive her if you can, Mrs. Waters," he said, "even as you would have God forgive you." And with the words aud tho name Mattio realized the truth aud sank upon her knees, crying, "Frank was true--Frank never deceived mo," and then, "I have always felt that it was my boy and not hers." And so it came to pass that Mattie Waters lived once more in her old home with no cloud of shamo upon her lifo--happy in her boy and in the hope of meeting Frank once moie in that laud where severed hearts are I'eiinitecl and thero is no moro sorrow, neither any death.-Exchange. AN ECCENTRIC DIPLOMAT. Che Quaint Personality aud Strange Life of Minister Fox. The former representative of the government of Groat Britain to tliis country, Hem-y Stephen Fox, of whom the good story is told that when he met acquaintances in daylight he remarked how strange was their appearance, or they had never seen .each other except hy candlelight, is well remembered by a few of our older citizens as a most eccentric- character. Ho was a figure us well known as mosb of the notables of his clay. He had long been in the diplomatic service of Great Britain, and when sent hero from South America to succeed Sir Charles Vanghan, ono of the most affable as well as brilliant members of the diplomatic corps, Mr. Fox was expected to fill his place in society circles. Indeed, so much had been said of his witticisms and eccentricities that Washington was looking for a social lion. If any knew of his dislike of some of the society functions, our upper ten was not informed, and there was much disappointment that he did not step in the shoes of Sir Charles to the highest social position. A great-grandson of the Duko of Kichmond, son of a general who had fought against our fathers in tho Revolution and nephew of the great Whig leader in the British parliament, Washington society expected in him a leader. Mr. Fox proved an acquisition to the society of the capital, at least so far as to furnish n subject for* soci- oty gossip, and it was not long before his eccentric habits, his peculiar attire and his brilliant witticisms wore known not only in society circles, but by the general public. Even the street gamins recognized him in his late afternoon strolls. Once seen, he could not bo easily mistaken for another. In person he was tall and slim--exceedingly so--with the cadaverous complexion of an opium eater. Ho was scrupulously noat in his attire and usually in his walks wore a bluo cloth swallow tailed coat with brass buttons, nankeen pants--minus straps, tlieu worn by all classes-- jroud brimmed hat and to his shirt high, standing collar, reaching :hc top of his ears. His identity was further emphasized by a green silk umbrella in his hand, and this to lim was useless unless Strained, for ic was seldom out of doors when the sun shone. Mr. Fox lived here in a largo brick liouse ou K street, west of what is now Washington circle. He was almost a hermit, going inofficial so- dety only so far as duty required ind receiving but few visitors. His :ew entertainments took tho form of linners to gentlemen, after which he night was often spent at tho curd table, ou which there wero no small stakes. His day began about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, when ho rose from bed and dressed and took i walk to the capitol grounds and back to his breakfast. In Uio even- ng he would attend the society 'unctions of the diplomats, seldom of nuy others, and after watering · lis flowers, of which ho was excessively fond, would return to bed ere the sun had risen. He liiul an aversion to shaking hands with ladies and gave that as an excuse for not opening his house to receptions, but in reality his residence, was so lum- bered up wfiii old turuiture, tor which ho hud a mania, that there was Jiol much room for entertaining any consider;!bio number. Another hobby of his was entomology, and ho had a large collection of specimens stowed away in boxes, many of which wore never opened. It was thought that lie was a victim of the opium habit, aud the supposition proved correct. His servants wero charged never to disturb him or cuter his presence except when summoned. One night in the early pait of October, 1SJG, he remained in his chamber undistured, but when late the next day one of the domestics, despite the usage, went to his room he found him in a lethargic condition. Physicians, hastily called, worked ou him, but their efforts proved futile. Death came in a few hours. The supposition was that death was caused by an overdose of the drug ho had long been addicted to using. His funeral was a largo nnd iiupos ing one, attended by the president (Sir. Polk) and his cabinet, thediplo- matic corps and numbers of the leading men of the nation and District. But for his eccentricities and the rules of his household a most brilliant personage might have lived to :i groeu old age and added luster co the family name.--Washington Star. The lloiuc Catechism In Philadelphia, A good many hundreds and even thousands of long suffering husbands can bear sorrowful testimony to the fact that this is the sort of catechism the wives of their bosoms subject tliem to every time they put on their hats to go out in tho evening: "Whero are you going?" "Oh, I'm going outfor a few minutes." "Where?" "Oh, nowhere in particular." "What for?" "Oh, nothing." "Why do you go, then?" "Well, I want to go, that's why." "Do you have to go?" "I don't know that I do." "Why lo you go, then?" "Because." "Because what?" "Well, simply because." "Going to be gone long?" "No." "How long?""I don't know." "Anybody going with you?" "No." " "Well, it's strange that you can't be content to stay ot home a few minutes Don't bo gone long, will you ?'' "No." "Seo that you don't." This is one reason why so many marriages are a dead flat fizzle and failure.--Philadelphia Times. "I saw Jones this morning," said tho gentleman with the pea green whiskers, "with an awful cut on iiis head that his wife had given liim. He was hurrying as fast as lie could to tho"-- "To tho doctor!" interrupted the gentleman with the bald wig. "Naw; to the barber's to have it cut right." The riotousiieas of the ensuing iriuosH was perhaps the most realistic presented in any place of en- :crt;iinmont at the price.--Cincinnati Enquirer. Tapioca. One of tho most deadly poisons and a common article of food are combined in a single plant. This is apioca, a South American shrub hat grows to a height of 6 or 8 feet. The root as well as the wood of he plant secretes an acrid, milky nice so toxic that it kills in a very ew minutes. This quality is eliminated by heat, and that which in a ·aw 'state is so deadly is thereby converted into a nourishing and agreeable aliment The root is rated into pulp and subjected to jreat pressure, which extracts all he poisonous juice. It is then heat- jd on plates, which traus- 'orms it into the tapioca of commerce. It is to be hoped that this information may not disturb the equanimity of consumers of tapioca. ?he process employed in its conver- iou from a poisonous plant into a ubstauce entirely innocuous is absolutely infallible.--New York Sun. Her Weakness. "Mrs. Meeker," observed a friend )f the family, "is a very superior voman. She can converse intelli- ontly, I believe, ou a thousand dif- ereut topics." "Yes," sighed Mr. Meeker. "And ho does."--London Figaro. Cotton From Egypt. With a gradually improving sys- ern of irrigation the Egyptian cot- on product is increasing and be- omiug more profitable. The animal iroductiou is now 247,500,000 pounds f lint and 22,275,000 bushels of eed, with a total value of $56,625,00, an increase of 60 per cent witli- n seven years. The value of the rop por acre is about $69.25; cost f production, $4(5.30; net profit, , 22.75. i Solo Heiress. "Young man," said the elderly enticuinn in a choking voice, "sho is the only daughter 1 have." "Yes," acknowledged the young man, "that is one reason I thought I would liko to marry her."--Indianapolis Journal. It is told that tho beet sugar boom is takiug ou big proportions, especially in western New York, Ohio, the western states aud ou tlio Pacific WON HIS DISCHARGE. A Sol. Her Who Vt-ry Cleverly Worked the Monomania Duilge. A soldier belonging to one of tbo Idaho infantry companies worked tho monomania dodge cleverly enough a few years ago and got his discharge from the service as an incapable unfit for military duty. Before entering the service he had been a telegraph lineman, and when ho came to the conclusion that he had had enough of the service he developed an uncontrollable mania for climbing to the top of the flag- polo on the post parade ground. 1R secureda pair of lineman's climbers. One evening at dress parade he had been excused on account of illness. When the soldiers were passing in review before the commanding officer at this evening function the ex- lineman was seen to rush across the parade ground in the direction of the flagpole, and in a jiffy he bad Bcaled it to tho very top. He paid uo attention to the commands that were bawled at him to "corne down out o' that," but pulled a small pair of iieldglasses from bis blouse and began to survey the horizon. He gave no ear even to the commanding officer's demand that he descend instantly or get ehot, nor did he as much as look below when he heard the command given to three members of tho guard, "Aim -- ready" -Of course, the command "Fire I" was not given. The bluff did not work. The soldier stuck to his perch at the top of the staff and continued his ranging of the horizon with the fieldglasses. The officers of tho post were in a quandary, and they were considering the advisability of sawing the" flagpole down when the soldier at tha top of it climbed down. "I didn't see any," he eaid as he was being seized. "See any what?" "Indians." "Is that what you went up there forl" his captain asked him. "Yes, sir. The Shoshones are about to attack the post." He was taken to the guardhouse and the post surgeon sent for. The surgeon found the soldier perfectly · quiet and rational. He talked as eaiiely as any man could on general subjects, but he' seemed firmly persuaded that it was his special business in the service to watch out for [ndians from the top of the flagpole. When lie .was released, he went directly to his quarters, fastened on his climbers wtl^owPfeeing observed and made such ; good time acrosFtEo" parade ground that he had almost attained the top of the flagpole before the pursuers reached the base. This time ho remained at the top of the pole for several hours, paying no heed at all to anything that went on below. He was so busily engaged in examining the distant plains with his fieldglasses that he did not even see the soldiers rigging up a net at the foot of the flagpole. He was considerably surprised and grieved when he was jerked into the net by means of a lasso unerringly thrown 1 by a soldier who had been a cowboy. He was out of the service within just the space of time that it required for a reply from the war department to an official letter concerning his condition sent trom the post. The members of the guard who escorted the monomaniac to the gate upon his discharge said afterward that there was a broad grin on the ex-lineman's face as they led- him out. "Well, how about the Indians now?" asked ono of the guard just as the man was about to bo turned loose at the gate. "Indians be d - d," said the ex- monomaniac, displaying his wad of back pay and allowance bank uotes and his discharge. "Are you all jays?"-- New York Sun. Ax In a Bleaain. Down in the rural district it happened that the 'mean man invited the preacher to dinner. "The mean man had plenty of money, but he didn't spend it on his table, which on that occasion showed but scant fare. "Parson," said the mean man, "times air hard an groceries high; but, sich as it is, you're welcome. · Will you ax a blessin?" "I will," replied the parson. "Fold your bauds." And then he said : "Lord, make us thankful for what we are about to receive -- for these greens without bacon, this bread without salt, this coffee without sugar -- and after wo have received it give thy servant strength to get home in time foFuiniwr. " -Atlanta Constitution. Failed to Work. Dinguss--Shadbolt, did you ever look closely at a silver dollar and notice how many faces you can make out on the obverse sidel There's the profile of George III, the head and mane of the British lion, the profile of Disraeli and-Shadbolt--Yes, and you'd like to run your face on a silver dollar if I had ouo to spare, wouldn't you? It won't work this time, Dinguss. It won't work. I haven't a silver dollar about me.--Chicago.Tribune. A Boubtful Yarn. The siege of Troy was mostly a myth. According to Homer's own figures, if there ever was such a man as Homer, Helen must have been at least 00 yeara~old when ahe first met Paris, and, ov.en in the .heroic period of',womeA-of tlint age were a trifle- passe.--Ex ihiiuge, .. , , f 1NEV SPA PERI

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