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Satterrield ii 88 i"J Ti VS.! ..-If-n * ri3i _-s W*^ · ',i£ ,.,^^.,» ='§* 1845. A Family Newspapar:--Devotad to Liocal and General Intelligence, Agriculture and Advertising.--Independent on all Subjects.--Subscription, One Dollar per Annum, in Advance. 1808. .52. . 5, isse. USTO, 16, Desiiins to denl in J I A H n W A U K exclusively in tho future, we le;iii today closing out at cobt for the spot wish, our G K N E U A L MUlvCllANDlSE DEPARTMENT. We need the two buildings entirely for our H A R D W A R E BUSINESS, ns we wish to establish ;i iirst-clns* one. \Vo have 11 bi-^ l i n e of Dry Goinl.s, nil new and desirable, viz: Muslins, C»li-:u. Flannuh., Tick Gingham. Tnblu Linen, Dress Gowlp Ladies Vests, Ilo.se, Corsets, C ; Men's, Undershirt*, Drawers, Hose, Suspenders, Collars, Neckties, Gloves, mid articles too numerous to mention. We call especial atlsntion to our STOCK OF SHOES for Gents, Ladies and Children, including a brand new line of AH milt 3Ioody's Fine Shoes for Ladies, Alisscs mid Ufibics. We have ubig'lot of JVEUKT'e SUITS in sixes 33, 3fi. and 37, ai;d we soil them at less than COST. Also Cliinn, Glass, Tin and Enamel Ware. Come and see us and help us to establish a iirot-el:i-s HARDWARE $TORE IN DENTON'· \vo have ft good one now, but will have ft bolter one i:i the spring. Wo h lyo n fine assortment of H E A T I N G arid UOOK .STOVES. In cook stoves we sell Bibb's,-Shcppnrd's and Liebri/iitlt, McDowell Co.'s ^oods, and nra exclusive agents for these manufacturer; in Dunton. \V r e will sell you a No. S Cook Stove ns low :is S!0.50, and Heaters as low as $3.25. For first-class goods, -wo will not be undersold by anyone. dec2-3m. Stewart Brothers,, DENTON, M A R Y L A N D . TUNIS' MILLS, TALBOT COUNTY, MD,, -MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF- Lumber and Building Material. Shipments made direct by vessel to all points on navigable water, to inland points by rail. ' Save Money by Purchasing Direct from Manufacturers, .North, Carolina Pine, Our Specialty! IE DEFY COMPETITION IN CYPRESS SHINGLES. Saw Mill Daily Capacity, 20,000 feet. Plaining Mill Daily Capacity, 40,000 feet. STATE AGENTS FOR 'orrespondence solicited. Orders promptly filled. J./B. K. EMORY CO. (KMORY If KAVITT.) --GENERAL-COMMISSION MERCHANTS, LIGHT STREET, Ba.ltlm.ore, For Sale, '" House and lot ir. Denton, occupied nt present by Mr. C. II. "Whitby. 11ns recently been painted nnd put in good order. r ~Will be sold at lo\v priuo for cnsli, or. on terms to accommodate purchaser. Apply to T. PLINY FISHEB, . Denton,* ild. Or W. E. DUN NOCK, 1020 Druid Hill Ave., Baltimore, lid. QUEEN ANNE'S RAILROAD GO, Eastward. |BALTO.FERRY| Westward. Leav. P.M. 900 ATTV. P.M. 530 Leavo. A. M. 545 Arrive A. M. 8-15 BALTIMORE TO QUEBNST'N. Arrive A. M. 1050 Leave. A. M. - 820 Arrv. P.M. 9 00 Lcflv. P.M. (380 Railroad Division. Leav P.M. *6S4J f 65G f 6 0 3 f 6-10 620 f 622 ·6^27 f 6'30 637 6'47 655 f 6 5 9 f 7 0 4 711 f 7 2 0 f 7 2 3 f 7 2 7 735 f 7 4 4 ' 7 6 0 f 7 5 8 801 f 8 0 5 810 P.M. Leave. A. M. - · 8 5 0 ^fS'58 f9'07 9 16 928 9 31 9 37 f 9 4 1 9 50 1002 1012 no 17 f 1023 1033 f 10 44 HO 48 f 1054 11 16 f l ! 2 4 11 30 f l l 38 1141 f 1145 11 50 A. M. STATIONS. Queenstown Bloomingdalo Wye Mi'ils .Willougjhby Queen Anne Hiljsboro . Downes , Tuckahoc Denton Eobbs ' Ilickman Adamsville' Blanchard Greenwood Owens Banning Deputy Ellendale Wolfe Milton Whitesboro, Drawbridge, Burton, Lowes. - Arrive A. M. 815 f 8 10 f 8 0 4 f " 58 7 50 f 7 4 8 7' 44 f 7 4 2 735 728 7 17 I 7 13 f 7 0 8 7 00 f 6 6 2 f G J 8 f G 4 4 .638 f 626 620 fC 12 60.) f 6 05 600 A. M Arrv. P. M. o 15 f 6 0 7 458 451 439 4 36 430 f 4 2 7 4 18 4 0 6 355 f 3 4 9 f 3 4 3 333 f 3 2 1 f317 f 3 12 305 T 2 5 2 2 4 5 f 2 3 7 234 f 2 B O 225 P.M. Chester River Steamboat Comp'y Fall and Winter Schedule. Beginning November 1st, 1897, the steamer Emma A. Ford, will leave Chestertown nt 8 fl. m., Monday, Wednesday nnd Friday, stopping at Itolph's, Broker's, Quaker' Neck, Bogle's, Queenstown and Kent Island. " Leavo Baltimore 10.30 a. m., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for same landings. Steamier Gratitude will leave Centrc- villc 8 a. m., Tuesday, Thursday and Sutuidny, stopping at the landings on Corsica rivur, Jackson's Creek nnd Rock Hall. Leave Baltimore 10.30 a. m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the same landings. SST'ripecial trip to Rock Hall and return on Saturday's only. Leave Baltimore 3 p. m., Leave Rock 5.15 p. m. GKO. "WAKKIKLD, President, J. E. TAYLOR, General Agent DELAWARE AND CHESAPEAKE NORTH. Mail. Pae. A . M . P . M . 6 45 ·1 40 6 55 1 50 7 08 2 07 7 18 2 17 7 24 2 24 7 31 2 33 7 4 2 2 4 3 752 254 8 03 3 04 810 S l l 817 318 8 23 3 24 8 26 3 27 836 337 8 45 3 46 A . M . P . M . Oxford, Trappe, Easton, Chapel, Cordova, SOUTHY Mail. Pus. A. M. P. M. 1153 7 4 7 11 42 7 37 11 24 7 20 11 12 7 08 1104' 702 Queen Anne, 10 54 G 66 Ridgely, 1044 G 46 Greensboro 10 34 6 30 Goldsboro, 10 24 6 26 Henderson, 1010 019 Marydel, 10 08 6 12 Slaughters, 10 00 6 00 Hartley, 9 57 6 04 Kenton, 9 4 8 650 Clayton 9 38 5 47 A. M. P. M. CONNECTIONS. Connects nt Queen Anne with the Delaware Chesapeake Railway from Elision and Oxford, at 7.60 a. m., for Queenstown and Baltimore. .Connects nt Greenwood with Delaware Division of the Philadelphia. Wilmington Baltimore Knilrond fur Senford, Delmnr, Salisbury, and points south, lit 10.33 a, m., and from the same points, at 3.33 p. m., for Denton, Queenstwon and Baltimore. Connects nt Ellendale with the Delftware, Maryland Virginia Railroad, at 11.00 a. m., for Georgetown, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City, and from those points, at 3.05 p. m., for Greenwood, Denton, Queenstown nnd Baltimore. Connect at Clay ton with Delaware Division of P. W. B. R. R. H. F. KENNEY, General Sup't. J. B. HUTCHINSOX, General Manager. R. L / H O L L I D A V , Superintendent TO THETPUBLIC ! I dosiro to inform my friends of Denton and the public round a- boiit that I will be at the store of STEWART BROS., in DEHTOH EVERY TUESDAY, where I will be prepared to take orders for all kinds of JEWELRY and to make repairs. All work will receive prompt attention, small repairs being made before leaving town. Orders left with Stewart Bros, will be carefully attended to. I thank you for past favors, and hope to rc- ceivo n continuance of them. MOSES THE JEWELER. I. W. TROXEL, C. C. WALLER, .Gen. Manager. Gen. Fr't Pass. Agt. Should send at onco for Special, Premium List.' Just issued. _ Watches, Printing Presses,_ Air JEiBes, and many valuable articles 'are to be given awny. N. Y. Ledger, Ledger Building, N. Y. For Rent. Good bouse to rent, on Lowe street, Denton. very cheap. Apply to . / LEWIS WEST. Wanted,, 16 l«dr operator*, at once ' *, DENXON SHIRT CO. Professional Notice, I desire to notify my clients and friends that I Imve returned from Johns Hopkins llospitnl in a very much improved condition; but it is deemed TMisc for me not to ongage myself in any legal work at the present time. In my office, adjoining my residence, can bo found Walter- Sparklin, Esq., a rneinher of this bar. who is careful and diligent, and will promptly attend to such business of mine as mty be referred to him. I expect so resume the active practice of law about April-1st. and will be triad then to see m v clients and friends face to face. J A M ES M. TO DD. Dec. 29, 1897-51. Gocd Insrrnin Cnrprt, 2»c. per y.nrn. Urn y liiii^sclsCaipet.ttSi 1 . pur raid. 1 or tiio asking, wo mail yon. fico of nil clmr-rcs, o n - now Coloicd Cnrpoc C:\t:ik,"iio, v.'liieh shows nil gooda in lilborr:i)li cu!«t . You cnn iniiko yonr Botcciioni U3 %v,JI ns it' j u n wore here nt the ml I, i.nd tnvo fro u 50 to flO per cenl. pr. i.c yo i mo p-tying your local denser. H you \ls'.i q u a l i t y samples of cnrpet, srml 80. in stumps, wo nlso iss'iiop. srcn "al cfitiiloinio i.f Fmintnro, Di-.ipprics, l,\s d.nt,'. f-'roves, etc., which woma.l I t c u c f jiilchiiijnrj. Julius Hmes Son, S, ftSD. Please mention this paper. Wheeler Transportation Line DAILY STEAMERS FOR Great Choplank, Trappe and Tuckaoe Rivers." On and after J a n u a r y lf=t, 1807, steamers will le:ive l j ier 5 Lijfht Street Wharf daily except Sundays at 7 p. in., for Oxford, Ttnppe, Cambridge, Char.uellor't, Secretary, Clark's, Clioptmik, Lloyd's, Dover Bridge, Kingston, JHcUiirty's, tran- oy's, Todd'b. Downes', Towers', Williston, Tuekalioe Bridge, loose's, Coward's, Covey's, Hillsboro nnd Queen Anne. A r r i v i n g nt Oxford tlic following morning in tinio for connection with the Deln- ware Chesapeake 11. K., and at Cambridge with the Cnmbi idge Scaford K. K. R e t u r n i n g will leuve Hillsboro, Mon- dnys, Tuesdays, "Wednesdays, Thursdays nnd Fridays nt 10 i\. m.j Covey's 10.30; Coward's I I ; Williston 1 p. m.; Ganey's 1.30; iMcCnrtv's 2; Kingston 2.15; Dover Bridge 2.30,'-Medford's (Choptimk) 4; Clark's 4.15; Cambridge 7; Trappe 8.30 and Oxford 10. stopping at intermediate landings, arriving in Unltimore early the folloMing mornings. Steamer leaves llillsLoro Sundays at G a. m.; Coward's, 7 a. in.; "Williston, 8 a. m.; Bedford's (Choptnnk) 10.30 ». m.jCam- bridgo l'2.oO; Trnppc 1.45 p. i n ; Oxford 3 p. in., a r r i v i n g in Baltimore at 8.30 p. m. Sundays. Freight received until 0 p. m. daily for nil landings. B. E. WHEELEK, Agent, Pier 6 Light St., Baltimore. B. B. GoiiBB, Asrenl at "Williston. Baltimore, Chesapeake Atlantic RAILWAY COMPANY. BALT1UORE, THIRD HAVEN AND QBEAT CEOPTANK RIVER ROUTE. The magnificent side-wheel iron steamers Avulon nnd Joppn will leave "daily xlturnntely evuepl Saturday, ns follows: E. N. Market, 3.30 Oyster Shell Point. Cambridge, 6 p in. Kivby's, Oxford, Bcllcvuc. Double Mills, Enston,930 p. m. Oxford, 10.30 p. m. Tilghman'slslnnd., Denton, 12 m. Lyford's, Willislon, Two John's, Turkey Crcek.i Kingston, Dover bridge, Sog Island, Windy I.till,- Dhoptrink, Wright's, A r r i v i n g in Baltimore at about 5 o'clock :iext morning. Returning, the steamers will leave Bal- ;imorc from Pirr 4 Light St. Yi'harf, nt 7 o'clock p. m., daily, except Sunday, for nil mimed, nnd :irriving|nt Knston about ?.00 a. in.; Oxford, 3.45 'a. m.; Cambridge, (J.OO n. in.; Knst New Market, 7.00 n. m.. ind Bonton n t l l o'clock n. in. Connections at Enistoii, Oxford and Cambridge with rnilroads for all points. Prcight taken at low rates and carefully Handled. Grain bngs furnished and grain delivered at elevators. For farther information apply to W THOMSON T. MUKDOCK, Gen'l 31 nn. Agent, J. SAWYER WILSON, JK., Freight Agent, 241 South Street, 302 Light St Baltimore, Maryland. Z. T. HuTcurxsoy, Acont at Denton The Steamer Greensboro (CAI\T. D. S. BuocKWiY, MASTER,) Will ply between G R E E N S B O R O U G H nnd B A L T I M O R E Weekly, touching alall landings between Grecnsbor- ough and Denton. On and aftor July 4, steamer w i l l leave for liultimore every Monday FREIGHTS MODERATE, CAPACITY AMPLE The patronage of our merchants and farmers solicited that this line may be made R success. Full information by inquiring of GEORGE F. DILL, AGKXT, D:S BROCKWAY.MASTKB, Grcensborough, Md. Or HARRY A. ROE, AQKKT, Denton, Md. I®"Large granaries always ready to receive "gmin. REED'S TO GET BARGAIN? Ifl HARNESS! PLACE If in need of a n y t h i n g in my line it will be to your advantage to examine what I have to show before purchasing elsewhere. My stock includes Dusters, Sheets, Fly Hots, Ear Tips, Whips, Harness as low as 57, Hand-made Harness to order, Collars, Bridles, Axle a n d " Harness Oil, Whip Sockets, Pads of all kinds. .3 repaired and cleaned at W. S. REED, Denton. Md, short notice. JIM. When Jim, the hircO man, first carno, He never^nci n woiil to sny Ccpt jest to Hnawcr 1o his naino. Ho'd bleu| alJ ni^ht nml \\ork all day And oat Ins meals nnd go nnd conio Most like ns if lie's dccf iiiul dumb. I didn't care, why, no, of conrsel Suiiioliincn p.i'd .sum] niu lo\vn tho furm To cll linn (i hilch up the liuisc, Or hc'lp us £el Iliu hues to swnrm, Bill not n word lio'l s.iy, not hoi HL- \voukln t cvt'ii lool; nt mo Well, by and by that mndc mo mnil-- As udl nnd ( lever limit nnd trim, N'iru It'uth niul liair; oil, not half bad To look nl-- and I loolii-d at linn Considerable, lirst imcl last, And jesl ns tegi))tin us I da'st I used to curl my Imir ;it nigh And dress and fix «p every day. flu ncvei fared a single mite no d alwuyb sliiiu the other wny And pot the? dog or stioltc 1 llu 1 row Or coux llic cat-- oil. lie Itnuw howl Course, oilier U-llows t'siuio around M u c h boHrr dicssrd ,uid not so shy. They caiod rrumj;!], but 1 was bound I'd nmkc J i n n ran: or I'd know \vliy, And so 1 mc!;tl mil Sniiiiny Snow And, g'ory, how I (lirtudl Oh! We u'dl to set iii^litb, Sam and mo, Out on the inrt.li. Olio night .rim passed. A-uoin in to 1 n\ Says hu, ·KclUiU-s. ^oit.l n i ^ h t l " And je-sl ns fast, Foie I could t h i n k , he stooped, like that, And kissed mu on tho mouth ni;ht lint! Well, hum he looli IIH lint and Hew Oft in a r.i(;i'-- nt mi 1 , not Jun. And me If Wood laiuis, ul'i.t could I do? I didn't care .1 snap loi linn! But Jim II heel a slapped my I:icc, I wouldn't It'll u \vur.se disjji ::ce. I cried, nnd llu'ti 1 -*ud. "ttii" i'nius!" And t h e n I cried a-:iin. but, w h e n I went indiK.rs. llii'ii 1 . on ilie stairs, Thin .hni wan wamn Tlion, oh, then-- Luc-lty t \ \ n i l a r U -- I thought t h a t ho Would never KUI lliioiiKh l;isi:i me! . as soon lu the folks Une\v, They sen' Inm pni-lnii!;'' I tr.ii'ss not! Why lliL-ie he M-IS in Iron! of you, Kendin his |j:i|'i ]· Vc.s, l l i a l ' s v, hall Father. I've been U-llin her Ji'Jt How yon itidn t i miri me, snM -Madelines Hnil^u-, in \Yumiin '3 Homo Coin putnon AN ACCOMPLICE. I wan sitting m my consulting room aucl wondering I was young. well qualified and not wanting in a modicum of confidence in my professional abilities, but for the services of my hmnbk self, John Hardman, M. D., there seemed to be no demand at all in the great city. My melancholy meditations wore cut short by the diu of my front door bell, nnd presently a gentleman was ushered into uiy presence. "Dr. Hiii'dman, I believe?" said the newcomer. "Allow mo to introduce myhclf. I am Mr. Thomas Sharp of Rose Villa. 1 live iu your neighborhood." A f t e r expressing my pleasure at making his acquaintance 1 inquired if 1 could bo of any service to him. "You are a busy man, 1 expect, doctor," said lie and then paiibcd, v v h i l o 1 mendaciously hinted t h a t such indeed \v:iw the case. "But possibly you w i l l La nble to liiiil m e n l i t t l e time iu a professional capacity." J informed him that of course I could do so. "\Vnll, 1 may tell yini nt once," lie went on pleasantly, "I sun as sound us a bell mysolr, but 1 wish to engage your good services Cor my niece. Shu i.s young and inclined to be delicate, I t h i n k , and wants a little toning up, and. as I happen to know some particulars about you nnd your iwoev e n t i r e l y to your credit, 1 am going to place her under y o u r can 1 ." I put in ii few hurried woids expressive of my pleasure in undertaking the charge a n d was going on to make somo ' i n q u i r i e s as to my pa- lieut's-; health and manner of life, but my voluble friend cut me short. "You are the only" sou of tho late John Ilardman of BKuikley hall," be interrupted "I u:iod to know your part of tho conn try, and 1 know t h a t yon are- tho only surviving member of that good old rlardman stock N e v e r m i n d h:iw 1 came to [enow it. J als( know t h a t yonr father came to grief ovsr the X bnnk failure, and t h a t il has been an uphill game for you sinTM ri consequence. 1 am pleased lu:-11 v well you are now getting on.' Mr. Sharp continued to ramble on in t b i s K t i a i n foi some tune, giving me little information about himself, but, to my-astonishment, revealing no little knowledge ot my history Our meeting terminated vory cordially, and he departed after receiving my. acceptance of a pressing invitation io dine with bun at Rose Villa on the following evening. Rose Villa turned out to be a very charming and well appointed domicile, i had made a few inquiries indirectly through Polly (Polly was my smart "little parlor maid), and it seemed that Sir. Sharp was a gentle man, of means, with no ostensible profession, who.had been for about two years in his present abode His nieco, a young lady of taking appearance', in Polly's opinion, was the only other member ot tho household, and they were not favored by many if any callers. So much for umateur detective work. My early impressions of Rose Villa and of Grace Fairleigh, my lovely patient, were distinctly pleasing Mr. Sharp made a capital host. He was cheery and entertaining, and Miss Fairleigh, a fair haired, blue eyed, handsome girl, was as gracious as she was beautiful. She was an accomplished musician, playing well and singing wit*] a voice that for tone and sweetness is rarely equaled in a suburban drawing room. They gave rne that pronounced luxury, a really good dinner, and I spent a most enjoyable evening afterward. Miss Fairluigli and I became friends almost at once. I was drawn towprd her as much by her half veiled shyness and maidenly manner as by her rich beauty. That which appealed to my curiosity iu connection with my visits to Rose Villa was my inability to fathom Mr. Sharp's motive in having retained jny services lor his niece. She eu- joycTT perfect health. I was requested by Mr. Sharp to call daily, and I did so most conscientiously, but that Miss Fairleigh derived any benefit from my medicines (if she took them) I am not prepared to admit, though a check which was forced upon me at an early date was very acceptable, and I could not afford to quarrel with my biead and butter. Three months passed away. I was absurdly happy. I suppose I must have been a "gone coon" from the first. I know that I was now over head and ears in love with Grace, and, although I had not divulged my secret to her uy an open proposal of marriage, she wa not ignorant as to how matters stood with me from a cardiac point of view; neither, as I rightly gathered a little later, was her undo. I was only waiting for a "looking upward" in my practice to plead my love- with fervor and all the eloquence 1 could command. But the practice did not "look up." Indeed, things financial were becoming worse and worse with mo. Bills rained down upon me with monotonous regularity, and I was becoming desperate. Quo evening after I had been dining with the Sharps my host invited me into his study for a smoke. I felt that something was iiitlie wind, and my surmisal was not inco ect. "You are looking gloomy tonight, Hardman," he remarked after we had selected chairs and relapsed into comfortable attitudes. "You are in trouble--in trouble financially, eh? I know it, and you will find it to your advantage to be plain with ma " J hardly knew how to express myself, and confessed lamely enough that I was more or less on my last legs. He continued without comment: "You nro also, I think, in love with Gracie. Is it not so?" "It is quite true, Mr. Sharp." "Then why don't you marry her?" My companion gazed into my face, a comical smile playing about his lips. ITis blvmtness positively amazed me. "I tear that what cannot support one would be a poor living for two," I said after a moment's thought. "If I could a fiord to marry your niece, I would gladly do so tomorrow.". "You mean that?" "Most certainly I do. I love her." lie arose from his chair and stood beside me, looking into my eyes steadily. "Listen, Hardmaii. Gracie is a lady by birth and education. She is also as good a girl as ever breathed. Sho has no relations in the world saving myself, and I may have to leave her at any time. I have made inquiries about you, and I know your past to be a clean one. Given a helping hand at the start, you would succeed at the finish. Tell me, how much would yon require to buy a* good practice or to start in a fair way against ordinary opposition!" 1 was becoming more and 'more astonished. Was the man going to adopt me! "It would he possible to do the thing decently for £3,000, would it not?" he said presently, for I had felt too taken aback to volunteer any suggestions. He waited for a reply. "I could go into partnership with an old friend of my father for less than that," I answered. "Dr. Jordan oilered to give me a share for £1,300 when I passed my 'final,' but 1 could not find the capital." "."Where does Jordan live?" "In Birmingham." "Is the practice a good one and can you trust him?" "There is no doubt about the practice, and Jordan is an excellent fellow, an old bachelor, and if he had not lost a lot of money when we did in the same concern would have been a rich mau today." Sharp laid a heavy hand on my shoulder. "Go and ask Gracie to marry you," he said in a low voice. "I am sure t h a t she will do so On your wedding day I will give her £3,000, and 1 will give you £2,000 tomorrow, with which yon can settle your uilaivs here and arrange with Jor- ilan, the condition being that you ask no questions and 1 undertake to marry this mouth." "L5ut. Mr Sharp," I cried, "such m a g n u m mil y. I" -"Go and ask (Jracie " Ho p o i n t e d to lhe door, waving aside my roror.stvinice. aud I followed i h'! ·Shvptinn i)f liis liusrer as nne in a dream. That evening I left llosc Villa the bridegroom elect of lirace Fairleigh, and with a check for £2,000 in my coat pocket, * * · · · · The wedding pasred off very quietly. Only a tortmght had elapsed lince my queer interview with Mr. tiharp, but in that short time a marvelous change had taken place in my ail'airs. I had purchased a share ot Dr. Jordan's practice in Birmingham, had cleared myself of debt and was now the happy husband of the beautitul gill I loved. I could scarcely believe it all. Why had this mysterious Sharp done to much ior me? 1 was soon to he j enlightened. The breakfast was ! over. The company had consisted 1 of Gracio, her uncle and myself. Wo had eulertaiuo'l uo wedding (·nests. My wife had gone up stairs to [:·;·; :ro I..." our departure. We were uoiuu lu Riiis 1'or a fortnight and then should proceed to Birmingham, our new home. "I want to speak with yon, Hardman," said Sharp. "We will go into the study." He took my arm and we strolled into his snuggery. "You think I have been very good to you, then';" He was leaning back in an armchair and smoking the stump of a half finished cigar. "Well, why have I been good to you?" He paused, and I said that I could not toll. "I have been good to yon for Grade's sake. I have been looking out for a husband for hor for some time, but iu our position it was not an easy task I required a man I could trust, a gentleman by birth and nature, one who would love her and be good to her, one who had no meddlesome relatives to interfere or advise. I think I have been successful." I assured him that I should do all I could to justify his selection. He nodded and went on speaking: "I had no friends. Although I had some money, it was not easy to find the man I wanted, who would marry her, having only my word for her past and knowing nothing of my career, who would marry her without asking questionb. as you have done. I heard about you as a struggling practitioner, newly started. I took stock of you, as I have taken stock of others who were found wanting in some of the qualities I required. J made inquiries about your past and then I took you on trial. You have satisfied me, and I don't think you will regret the step you have taken." 1 toid him that I was more than satisfied. "1 am glad to hear it, "he said. "And now you must promise me that Gracie shall never know what I am going to tell you." I gave him the promise. "Swear that you will never tell her and that you will be the same to her always as you are today. She is a dear, good girl, the one person in the world who believes in me and cares for me. You are both provided for, and after this day you will never see me again.'' I stared at him, and he held out his hand to me. "Swear what I hare asked you; by all that you hold sacred swear." I took his hand and complied with his wish. "Why shall we not see you again?" I asked when ho had resumed his seat. ' He laughed. Then, selecting a pen from a small collection oil a writing table, he wrote on the back of an envelope and tossed the paper over to me. "What is that!" he asked, and I looked upon it with amazement. "It is my signature," I faltered. An imitation of my signature." "It is a forgery, is it not?" "Yes, but I don't quite see the drift of the business." "The "business speaks for itself, my dear fellow." And he tossed his cigar end into the grate. "It is my business--I am a forger 1" There was a pause. Sharp was smiling, while I felt as if some one were pouring ice water down the small of my back. I could only murmur, "You are a forger 1" "Listen I You know, of course, that Grade's mother was my sister. The Sharps were poor as church mice, aud my father, a strict old parson, got me iuto a London office when I was a mere boy. I shall not drivel about temptation and so on. Be it enough to say that my talent for drawing aud penmanship made me friendless for life before I was 1? years of age. To be quite plain with you, I spent the halcyon days of dawning manhood in Portland prison. Gracie knows nothing of this, and no member of my family had heaid of me for years until I came to the rescue of my sister when old Fairleigh died, for I was well off then. Fairleigh was not insured, and left my sister badly off, and so I helped her out and paid for Graoie's education. "Tho story goes that 1 made my money in America, but 1 am able to correct that statement for yonr benefit. On my lelease from prison, I threw in my lot with two of the most daring criminals of the 'high grade,' and, although we-have had some narrow shaves in our time, we, were never captured. "Since Gracie came to live with me (her mother, as you know, died a year ago} I have often feared that by some odd chance I might be run. to earth, and I set to work to get her settled in time in a position that she has always enjoyed. I would rather die than that she should know me for the villain I have been. "Thanks to you, this will never happen now. In a few days you will hear that I have gone abroad. I shall die there officially, and you will bear of me no more. It will bo your part to assist me in deceiving Grace in this one matter. You have married a lady aiid one who will do you credit." A tap came at the door, and my lovely young wifo walked into the room. I was looking and feeling confused. "1 have been giving Jack some wholesome advice, my dear," said Sharp, coming to my rescue. Then in a sterner voice and looking very hard at me: "He will love and cherish you, dear, as I have done. He has eworn to do so." Grace threw her arms about his neck. This man had taught her to love him very dearly. The carriage was at the door, and Sharo would give me no chance of speaking to him again. Tears were glistening in his eyes as he watched his nieco getting into the cab, but he did not offer his hand to me. He only laid it on my shoulder and whispered, "Remember." * · * · * * · Many years have passed away, and I am living in London again. My name is a household word in the world of medicine. Gracie and nay daughters and sons are received with pleasure aucl respect in many a fashionable drawing room. There are times, however, when, seated alone in my study, my thoughts wander back through a vista of years, aud my conscience tells me that my success was founded on the compounding of a felony; that 1 am still, in spite of title, wealth and respectability, the accomplice of that strange man who passed ont of my life forever on the night I bade him farewell at Roso Villa so long, long ago.--London Tit-bits. The American Revolution. Elizabeth, as far as she dared, was a despot, and Philip II was a despot, but there were already manifest in her subjects, while there were not in his, a will and a power not merely to resist oppression, but to organize freedom. This will and this power, after gaining many partial victories by the way, culminated once for all in the American Revolution. Great Britain has never forgot the lesson then taught, for it was one she herself had been teaching for centuries, and her people and statesmen were therefore easy learners. A century and a quarter has passed since that warning was given, not to Great Britain only, but to the world, and we today see, in the contrasted colonial systems of the two states, the results on the one hand of political aptitude, on the other of political obtuseness and backwardness, which cannot struggle from the past into the present, until the present in turn has become the past --irreclaimable.---Captain A. T. lla- hau, U. S. N., in Harper's Magazine. Pride Before u Fall. Just before a recent dinner given in honor of a colonial magnate a young swell, whose chief claim to distinction seemed to he the height of his collar and an eyeglass, addressing a stranger, said: "Beastly nuisance, isn't it? Spoke to that fellah over there; took him for a gentleman, and found he had a ribbon on his coat. Some blooin- Ing head waiter, I suppose." "Oh, no," replied the other; "that's Blank, the guest of the evening." "Dash it all, now, is it?" said the astonished swell. "Look here, old fellow I As · you know everybody, would you mind sitting next me at dinner and telling who every one is?" "Should like to very much," replied the other man, "but you see I cannot. I'm the blooming head waiter."--London Answers. A Uniform or Kotliing. The emperor of Germany has six sons and one daughter. When the boys are 10 years old, they have to go iuto the army. When the crown prince went into the army, the prince next below him, who wanted a soldier's uniform too, went to his father and asked to have one. When his father would not give him one, he went under a table. His father had a caller. He forgot the prince. When the oall was over, the tablecloth was lifted and a form appeared. The little prince had undressed. When he came out, he said: "I will not wear any clothes un.-' less lean have a soldier's uniform." The next day the prince waa given a soldier's uniform.--Pearson's Weekly. Jelly Slaking In Antnmn. The three autumn jellies advisable for housekeepers to make are quince, grape and wild plum--the last named being finer for game than any jelly made. The method of making, after the juice is procured, is the same for all. Measure the juice and boil for 20 minutes; add a pint of granulated sugar, which has been heated in the oven, for each pint of tho juice, and as soon as it is thoroughly dissolved skim and fill into tumblers, each having in it a silver spoon to prevent cracking. Jelly so made will never fail. To procure the quince juice, juet cover the parings and cores left from the preserved fruit, from which all stems and defective parta have been left out, with cold water; boil until soft, mash and drain. An equal weight of tart apples may he added and cooked with the parings. · The point in grape jelly is to have the grapes at their best stage, which is just when they are red, before turning purple. Ripe grapes, of course, can be made into jelly, but it is not nearly so fine-in flavor or color. Stom tho grapes, add a pint of water to 6 quarts, heat slowly, mashing them, and boil gently until all the juice is freed; strain. Wild grapes make a fine jelly. The wild plums must be covered with cold water, brought to a boil, cooked to a soft mass and strained. --Ella Monis Kretschmar in Woman's Home Companion. A Friend. What is a friend? One who supports you and comforts you, while others do not. Friendship is the cordial drop "to make the nauseous draft of life go down."--Boswell. ECONOMY OF FORCE. Ooort Management of Our Physical Powers Pi -niotvH lirace and liealtll. "Awkwardness is merely overef- fort," writes Florence Hull Winter- biirn in The Woman's Home Companion. "Whenever we use more force than the case requires we are awkward. However untrained our aesthetic sense may be.awkwardness, our own ns well as that of other people, is painful to us. We cannot help its being painful, for from instinct every one abhors waste and destruction--every one, even those who are given to it--and every one loves good order and economical administration. "When we understand, then, that grace is simply economy of force, good management of our Tital powers, the employment of flowing movements which do not break the current of nervous energy for abrupt and angular movements which do break-it, wilL,even the most straitlaced objector to the art of the higher physical' culture hold out against the idea that gracefulness should be cultivated as a valuable factor in. happy, healthful living? "We may perform the simplest everyday duties'in a manner to give us keen enjoyment by putting a little science into practice. I have seen a well bred woman sweep a floor with a dexterous turn of the wrist that made'tho act seem like a clever conjuring trick, and this was no attitudinizing, but natural, womanly skill. Doubtless this dexterity is a natural gift, but it may be in a large measure acquired. There are many systems of grace culture in vogue now, and almost eveiy progressive woman spends a little time studying some one of them. The pity is that most of the systems are pure fraud, with probably a grain or two of truth beaten out thin. And even if the system one chooses as a guido is correct, theorizing amounts to nothing. Practice -is everything, and self training is a long and tedious process. Everybody cannot learn to be graceful. Bodily flexibility is usually acquired with comparative ease in youth, and may even be gained by patient work late in life, but if one cannot be positively graceful it is never impossible to be negatively graceful--that is, not awkward. "A long step toward the curing of many nervous ailments that afflict us will' have been made when we learn to control our fingers, feet and head and gain the celebrated 'repose' which is, -in other words', absence of unnecessary motion. "To sum up everything in a few words, make all movements emooth- ]y and never make one that has not a purpose in it". The Giant Cacttu. Of all strange plants the eahuaro, or giant cactus, on account of its great size and striking aspect, is the most impressive. We can well imagine the feeling of the early explorers when they first came in sight of these towering plants;'so abundant on the foothills contiguous to Salt river valley and from where they extend southward far into Mexico. The finest and largest specimens that I have ever observed are growing only a few miles from Tuc- Eon, on the foothills of the Santa Catalina mountains, where hundreds may be seen growing on a single' aore, many extending their huge green columns to the height of 50 feet. The many ribs which parallel the columns are surmounted by bunches of heavy spines. With great ago the spines fall away from the lower portion of the plant, leaving the broad, obt use ribs devoid of their natural protector. This fact led the first observers to report the plant spineless.--J. W. Tourney in Popular Science Monthly. Eat All Cold Food Slowly. Digestion will not begin till the temperature of the food has been raised by the heat of the stomach' to 98 degrees; hence the more heat that can be imparted to it by slow mastication the better. The precipitation of a large quantity of cold in the stomach by fast eating may, and often does, cause discomfort and indigestion, and every occasion of this kind results in a measurable injury to the digestive functions. Persona of low vitality and delicate health should eat their tood warm. Strong persons who are full of warmth and blood can safely eat cold food if it is eaten slowly and is thoroughly chewed.--Safeguard. Gratitude. Mr. Skinflint (to stranger who has Eaved him from drowning)--My dear, good friend, I'll never forget you as long as I live! Come up to my shop and get some nice, clean, dry clothes. I'll lot you have them as cheap as anybody.--London Fun. DUHcultlei Knconntered. "Did you succeed in raising money for that schoolteacher's monument?" "No. Pupils that he had been harsh with wouldn't contribute, and pupils that he coddled had never prospered."--Chicago Record. Smart Boy. "Paw, there's uothin solid in a fog, is there i" "Of course there isn't." "Ithought not. There.ain't no eense in this paper sayiu, 'The steamer ran against an icnborg in the fog,' is there, paw?" "Why--er--oh, he's gone. I'll have to lick that boy some day."-Chicago Tribune. IN FW SPA PERI IN FW SPA PERI

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