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H Carey 6 88 $ /^ L ! rfe^^ : ^v-;yo ^^^SE^^M*^ I^S- ^fc-tt S 3 *^s- 2^2'tjlfi'i 'v^r^p b^--jrfj^^^ A Family Newspaper :-- Devoted to Local and General Intelligence, Agriculture and Advertising.-- Independent on all Subjects.-- Subscription, One Dollar per Annum, in Advance. 1898. IFIEIBIRAJ.A IR,Y V Oil. 52, 3STO, 17, im to deal in HAllDWAl'E exclusively in tlie future, we b3£jin to- dny closing out at cost for the spot cash, onr G E N E R A L M E R C H A N D I S E DEPARTMENT. We need the two buildings entirely for our H A R D W A R E BUSINESS, as we wish to establish a first-class one. We hate; n bis; line of Dry Goods, all new nnd desirable, viz: Muslins, Ctilbo, Flannel?, Tick Gingham, Tuble Linen, Dress Goods Ladies Vests, Hose, Corners, »tc ; Men's Undershirt*. Drawers, llosc, Suspender*, Collars, Neckties, Gloves, and articles too numerous to mention. We call especial attention to our STOCK OF SHOES for Gents, Ladies and Children, including a brand new line of A l l n n U Jloody's Fine Shoes for Ladies, Misses and Babies. "We have a big lot of Also Chin.i, in sixes 35, Sfi. and 37, and «o sell them at less than COST. Glass, Tin and Enamel Ware. Come and sec us nnd help us to establish a tir»t-cln-! 1 HARDWARE STORE IN DEN TON; we have n good one now, but will have a better one in the sprini;. Wo Inye a fine assortment of HEATING nnd COOK STOVES. In cook stoves we sell Bibb's, Shcppard's and Licbnindt, McDowell Uo.'s goods, and arj e x - clusive agents for thoscjiianufacturersin Dcnlon. \Vc will sell you a No. 8 Cook Stove as low as 810.50; and Hunters as low ns S3.25. For first-class goods, wo will not be undersold by anyone. Stewart Brothers,, dee2-3m. DENTOX, M A H Y L A X D . TUNIS' MILLS, TALBOT COUNTY, MD,, -MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF- Lumber and Euilding Material. Shipments made direct by vessel to all points on navigable water, to inland points by rail. , Save Money by Purchasing Direct from Manufoctorers, Uqrth, Carolina Pine, Our Specialty! WE DEFY COMPETITIOH IK CYPRESS SflIHGLES. Saw Mill Daily Capacity, 2b,ooo feet. Plaining Mill Daily Capacity, 40,000 feet. STATE AGENTS FOR DfriiT iu 1 rim 8Cff=*Correspondence solicited. Orders promptly ftlled. J.'B.-K. EMORY GO. --- · ·- (KMOKY * NEAVITT.) --GENERAL-COMMISSION MERCHANTS, LIGHT STHEET, For Sale, House nnd lot in Denton, occupied at present by Mr. C. H. \Vhitby. Has 'recently been painted and put in good or~der. Will be sold at low prico !'or cnsh, or. on terms to accommodate purchaser. Apply to ' T. PLINY PIS HER, Denton, Md. Or W. E. DUN NOCK. 1620 Druid Hill Ave.. Baltimore, Md. QUEEN ANNERAILROAD GO, ' Eastward. [BALTO. FERRY j Westward. Leiv. P.M. 300 Arrv. P.M. - 530 Leave. A. M. 545 Arrive A. M. 815 BALTIMORE TO QUEENST'N. Arrive A. M. 1050 Leave. A. M. 820 Arrv. P.M. 9 00 Leav. P.M. 630 Railroad Division* Leav P.M. '650 f 566 f 6 0 3 f 610 620 f 622 ·~C 27 £630 637 647 055 fG.59 f 7 0 4 711 ,f720 1723 £ 7 2 7 735 £ 7 4 4 7 CO .£758 801 f 805 a. 10 p.il. Leave. A.^ 31. 850 fJB'58 1 0 07 9 1G 928 . 9 SI 9 37 f 941 950 '1002 10 12 f 1017 f 10 23 1033 f 1044 r i O 48 no 54 11 15 f 1124 11 80 f 11 38 11 41 f l l 45 .1150 A. M. STATIONS. · Queenstown Uloomingdale Wye Mills "Willoughby Queen Anne ilillsboro Downes Tuckahoc ' Denton "·-Hobbs Hickman Adamsville lilanehard Greenwood Owens ' Banning ' Depnty Ellcndale Wolfe Milton Whitesboro, Drawbridge. Uurton, · Lewes. Arrive A. M. 815 f8"10 f S O J f 758 7 50 T 7 4 8 7 44 f 7 -K 735 7 26 7 17 f 7 13 f 708 7 0 0 f 652 f G48 f G 4 4 G'3S f G 2 0 620 f 612 G O ) f 605 600 A. M. Arrv. P. M. 515 f 5 0 7 458 451 439 4 3 G 430 f 4 2 7 4 18 400 355 f 3 4!) f 3 4 3 333 f 3 2 1 f 3 1 7 f 3 12 305 f 2 5 2 2 4 5 f 237 2 34 f2;;o 2 25 I'.'M. Chester River Steamboat Comp'y fall and Winter Schedule. ' Beginning November 1st, 1897. the steamer Emma A. Ford, will leave Chestertown at 8 a. m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, stopping at Kolph's, I)joker's, Quaker Neck, Bogle's, Qucenstown and Kent Island. Leave Baltimore 10.30 n. in., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for same landings. Steamer Gratitude will leave Centreville 8 a. m., Tuesday, Thursday nnd Satiiidny, stopping at the landings on Corsica river, Jackson's Creek and Rock Hall. Leave Baltimore 10.30 a. m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the same landings. BS?"Specifil trip to Rock Hall and return on Saturday's only. Lc:ive Haiti- more 3 p. m , Leave Rock 5.15 p. in. · ' GKO. WARKIKLB, President, J. E. TAYLOR, General Agent. DELAWARE AftD CHESAPEAKE NORTH. Mail. Pas. A. M. P. M. 6 45 J 40 665 1 50 7 08 '2 07 7 18 2 17 7 24 2 24 7 31 2 33 7 42 2 43 762 254 803 304 810 311 817 318 8 23 3 24 8 20 3 27 8 36 3 37 8 45 3 46 A. M. P. M. Oxford. Trappe, Knston, Chapel, Cordova, SOOTH. Mail. Pas. A . M . P.M. 11 53 7 47 11 42 7 37 1124' 720 1112 708 1104 702 Queen Anne, 10 54 G 55 Ridsrely, 10 44 6 4ti Greensboro 10 34 6 30 Goldsboro, 10 24 G 20 HomUrson, 10 10 610 Marydel, 1008 6 1 2 Slaughters, 1000 000 Hartley, 9 5 7 604 Kenton, 9 4 8 556 Clayton 9 38 5 47 A. M. v. M. Connect at Clayton with Delaware Division of P. W. B. R. R. . H. F. KENN EY, General Sup'l. J. B. HUTCHISSOS, General Manager. R. L. HOT.LIDAY. Superintendent. -'· - " CONNECTIONS. Connects at Queen Anne with the Delaware Chesapeake Railway from Easton and Oxford, at 7.50 a. m , for Qucenstown and Baltimore. Connects at Greenwood with Delnwnre Division of the Philadelphia. Wilmington Baltimore Railroad for Seaford, Dehnar, Salisbury, and points south, at 10.33 n, in., and from the same points, at 3.33 p. m., for Denton, Qucenatwon and 'Baltimore. .- Connects at Ellendalc with the Dela- ·ware, Maryland Virginia Railroad, at -11.00 a. m., for Georgetown, Lewes, Re- boboth Beach and Ocean City, and from 'those points, at 3.05 p. in., for Greenwood, Denton, Queenstown and Baltimore. , C.C. WALLER, . Manager. Gon. Pr't Pass. Agt. Should send at once for Special Premium List. Just issued. Watches, Printing Presses, Air nd many valuable arti- ~ cles are to be givsn awny. N. Y. Ledger, Ledger Building, N. Y. ; -;;-' - - For Rent. "- 'Good Lonse to rent, on Lowe street, . -Denton, very cheap. Apply to LEWIS WEST. Wanted, lady operators, at once .,; . · - ' - DENTON SHIKT CO. TO THEJPUBL1C I I desiio to inform my friends of Denton aud the public roundabout that I will be at the store of 8TEWAET BKOS., in BEHTOH EVERY TUESDAY, where I will be prepared to take orders for afl kinds of JEWEL- BY and to nmke repairs. All work will receive prompt attention, snlall repairs being made before leaving town. Orders left with Stewart Bros, will bo carefully attended to. I thank you for past favors, nnd hope to receive a continuance of them. MOSES THE JEWEL.BR. Professional Notice, I desire to notify my clients and friends that I have returned from Johns Hopkins Hospital in a very much improved condition; but it is deemed «ise 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 member of this bur. who is careful and diligent, and will promptly alien:! to such business of mine us iniy bo referred lo him. I expect to rostime the active practice of law about April 1st. and will be fflud then to sec mv clients and friends Face to face. JAMES N. TODD. Dec. 29, 1897-ot. Baltimore, Chesapeake Atlantic R A I L W A Y COMPANY. BALT1MOEE, THIRD HAVEN AND GREAT CHOFTANE RIVER ROUTE. r.i-xl I -rrniT Cnrp"! 1 , 2fe. per ycrd. ] :·· ;i y LJ ii'SclsC.u pet, -the. p o r j aid. 1'or t'.ioaskh'j;, wo mini jo", f"- 0 "' ti'l c!i rues, Oil · now' Colo t-d C.nrjco C'.i'.ilori ", v,- Inert t'lows all goods iu l:.'.io-i:ii !i r.iiUn '. You cau maUo yoi:r scii c Liu- i r.-; w. II PS H y.j.i were hero .it t'.ie i i J i 1, i nd i:no f i f ·' SO to 80 pur co:i(. in n t you a o p:iymR ymu- l cal dealer. I t j on v i s ' i q u . i l l i y sain pica of "i-pot, E n«l So. i.i sln;nji=. Wo nlso I'-inr. PI i "nlcal.i'oi.'11'j i f Funilt'iis, J..:]M'n.'5, Uo (1 n;r, stovo, etc., wliluh s Zlinea $k Sera, C.M.TirflORS, EV1D. P!easo ir,c:ilio: tins paper. Wheeler Iranspoftata Line DAILY STEAMERS FOR Gieat Coptank, Trappe and Tucfcahoe Rivers. On nnd ;il'ter January ]=t, 1897, steamers u i l l l c t i v c 1'iur o .Light Street W h a r f daily except Sundays u t ^ T p. in., for Oxford, Trappo, Cambridge, f'liancnllur's, Secretary. Clark's, Clioptiink, Lloyd's, Dover IJridgc, Kingston. McC'urty's, Ganey's, Todd'sTlJottiius", Towers', Willislon, TiK'kjihop Uridge, "[loose's, Coward's, Covey's, llillslioro n n d Qiiocn Anne. A r r i v i n g sit Oxford the following inorn- ng in time tor connection with the Dula- ivaro Chesapeake It. li., and at Cambridge w i t h the Cum bridge Sea ford R. K. Returning will leave llillsboro, JUon- lays, Tuoeduys, "Wedsitadnvs, Thursdays ind Fridays at 10 n. m.; Covey's 10.30; Howard's 11; '\Yilliston 1 p. in.; Ganuy's 1.30; Al cdirty's '2; Kingston 2.15; Dover Bridge 2.311;' Medford's (Choptank) 4; 'Jlnrk's 4.15; Cambridge 7; Trappe 8.30 ind Oxford 10. stopping ul intermediate nndings, a r r i v i n g in Baltimore early the 'ollowing mornings. Stunmcr loaves Hillsboro Sundays at 'C i. m.j Coward's, 7 a. m.; Williston, 8 a. n.; Bedford's (Cliuptnn 10 10.30a. m.jCnm- iridgc 12.30; Trnppo 1.45 p. in.; Oxford 3 p. m., arriving in Baltimore at 8.30 p. m. Sundays. "Freight rcccjved u n t i l C p. m. daily for 11 Inn dings. E. E. W J I E K L E R , Agent, Pier 5 Light St., Baltimore. U H. COUKE, A-ionl at "VVilliston. The magnih'centside-wlieeliron steamers Vvulon and Joppa w i l l leave daily except Saturday, as follows: K. S". Market, 3.30 Oyster Shell Point, Cambridge, G p m. Kirby's, Oxford, Hellcviio, Double Mills, Eustoii,930p. m. Oxford, 10.30 p. m. Tilgliman'g Island. ) en ton, 12 in. iyfird's, ·Villistou, .'wo John'b, Turkey Creok,| Cing£ton, )over Bridge, log Island, tfindy Hill, )lioptank, Wright's, Arriving in Baltimore at about o o'clock text morning. Returning, the steamers will letivo Bal- imore frjm Pi«r 4 Light St. "W hnrf, at 7 'cloek p. m., daily, except Sunday, for all oint« named, and arrivingint Kaston about .00 a. in.; Oxford, 3.15 a. in.; Cambridge, 300 a. m.; East Uew Market, 7.00 a. in., ud Donton at 11 o'clock n. in. Connections at Kaston, Oxford and Cam- ridge with railroads for all points. Freight taken at low rates and carefully ituidlod. Gniin ba^s furnished imd grain lelivured at clcvalois. For further i n f o r m a t i o n apply to W T H O M S O N T. M U U D O C K , Gen'l jr.in., Agent, J. SAWYE1J .WELSON, JR., ' Freight At;eiit, 241 South Street, " .502 Light St Baltimore, Maryland. Z. T. IIuTCiiJNSOJf. Ap-cnt at Denton. TheSteaier Greensboro (CAPT. U.S. UHOCKWA.Y, MASTER,) Will plv bi-lwoen Hnd 15ALT1MOKE Weekly, touching at nil l a n d i n g s hatwcen Greensbor- ough nnd Uenton. On and after July 4, steamer will leave for UallunL,ro every Monday FREIGHTS M O D E R A T E , C A P A C I T Y A M P L E The patronage of our merchants and nrincis solicited llint this l i n n nrmy be made a success. Vull information by in[ u i r i n g of GEORGE F. DILL, A G E N T , D . S B ROCK W AY . MASTXR, Grcensborough, Md. Or HARRY A. ROE, AOKNT, Denton, Md. arge granaries always ready to receive grain. I I S T H E T I M E AND NOW REED'S TO GET BARGAINS IN IS T H E PLACE HARNESS! If in need of anything in my line it will be to your advantage to examine what I have to show before purchasing elsewhere. My stock includes Dusters, Sheets, Ply Nets, Ear Tips, Whips, Harness as low as ?7, Hand-made Harness to order, Collars, Bridles, Axle rind Harness Oil, "Whip Sockets, Pads of all kinds. repaired and cleaned at W. S. RHHD, Danton. lid. short notice. IRISH IVY. Ivy of Irelaml in my gnrdcii grows Besido tho foxglove thai the wild boo knows, Moro donr to TOO tluin IjivcmltM 1 or roso. Gray motlis nliout 1110 flit, nnd gold wasps hum. The liees snlulo it softlj' a^ they eoino. The eabt wind loitere by it and ife dunil) Ov whispers very lightly of green rings, Tho hollow rallis, the fniry people spunks And buried l:iys whun Eohohiiui li:ul \\ ings Anil rode ninid tlio nnforgotlfn Slice. Or tho wo 1 .! wind con.es hiu^hiii,.; iioin tlic-sea And tolls tlic joungest Icnve^ of lny^ to be, Wlion Erin's gnovons v»oumlis hnalcd and sho Shall lift her ginc-ious liond mid, smihiig, MP Her child]on uoiiiiiij,' crowned :il'imt her knee. Ivy of Iroland, is the piomisu ulcnr? You uliiub toward (ho light 'twist hope nnd But would to God tho day wo wait were herd --From "Undor Quu-kun Houglia," by Norn Hopper. . WITCH AND I. Witch and I had a quarrel. Who isit that says thilt it takes two to make .a quarrel? Whoever it is makes ci mistake. It took only one to make our quarrel, find that was 7iiy precious Amity Betsy Jauo. Witch has a temper; so havo I. She wasn't christened Witch. God fathers and mothers havo much to answer for; still Tnover heard of their giving Witch as a baptismal name to a Christian child. K"o, her name is Julia Felicia, which ij simply ab- nml. Fancy a little 1 , dark eyed, bewitching five feet nothing having a name like that! My name is John, and John I'm always callutl. I fad I been christened Robert or Thomas I should have been called by either of those plain, sensible names. There is nothing for the imagination to catch hold of in my face or figure. I'm not 0 feet in my stockings. I'm only 5 feet 1C. I haven't "crisp golden hair" and a "tawny beans." No, my eyes, hair and board are brown, nnd for Iho rest I havo nondescript features and good teeth. Moreover, us I said hoforo, I have a temper, a vile cue, and in all things, apart from ruy profession, am a born fool. It was over a game of tennis that Aunt Betsy Jane made us quarrel. Witch didn't play up, and I "slated" her. I'vo "slated" Witch ever since I've known her, and I've known her since sho was 10, so she ought to have got used to it. For the matter of that, she wouldn't have bothered her head about it if it hadn't been for my beloved aunt. Witch slates mo ferociously sometimes, but it never makes any difference. Well, it was at one of Mrs. Dongal's "at homes" that the row began. Witch, Miss White, Dougal and I were playing tennis. Dougal and Miss White were against us. As a rule, Witch licks the other girl Lnto fits, but on tliis occasion, for me reason or the other, she missed nearly every ball. I was annoyed, and I expressed myself perhaps a little more strongly than I ought to have done, but I'nisuro I .said notli- g^jne whit stronger than I've said scored of times without any offense being taken. Be that as it may, Witch refused to play any 12ore and sat down by Aunt Betsy Jane, I am a doctor, and soon after that some one called me away. It was a bad case, and I didn't get home (ill midnight. In tho dining room a-ome cold meat and lieer were waiting for me; so was a note from Witch. I ata a nionthfnl and drank a glass of beer. Then I opciiuil the note. .For a moment 1 felt as it" I had a kiiii'e in my heart. It \v'is such a cruel stab. Witch--my little Witch--would have nothing more to do with me. My conduct atMr«. Dougal's had proved to her t h a t she no longer possessed my respect, and without respect love was not likely to last long, etc. Sho ended by say- i n g - t h a t sho would have vetimicd my ring, but covtld not remove it from her finger, but that she would get the jeweler to cut it oil tomorrow. I smiled a grim smile at the last sentence. I hud no intention of allowing that ring to bo cut oft. The lovely eftufaion puzzled me altogether. It wasn't in Witch's usual style. Naturally a note of that kind coining from her would have run in this w a y : "John. 1 hate nnd detest you and hope you'll kcop out of my sight forever," or some thing like it. Well, I went to bed. I was such an ass that I uover slept a wink all night. But I made up my mind what I would do. I got up early and made a good breakfast. Then I went into tho singciy, saw my assistant, talked over the oases and told him I should be away all day. After that I went to town, straight to Witch's father's office He hadn't arrived, but his people knew me and showed me into his private room. Ho and I are great friends--always have been. So it was quite natural for me to go to him for advice, or rather to talk over things. When he came in, he seemed rather surprised at seeing me, but niter we had shaken hands he looked over his letters, gave some directions to his clerk, and then, turning to me, said, "No\v, John!" "Can you spare me half an houi', h-ir?" "As far na I know. Go ahead." "Well, I'm making £500 a year, and my practice is increasing." "That's good." "Don't yon think Witch and I might marry on that?" "Certainly." "You have no objection to our marrying next mouth, if she con- Bents?" "None. I have no wish that she should marry at all. but. if she must marry, I'd rather she married you than any one else." "Thank you, sir, for saying that! Thank you veiy much!" said I gr.ih'fally, seizing his hand and wringing it hard. "Just so," said he, removing it from jny grasp and looking anxiously at it. "But why thisfeivor?" I put Witch's precious epistle in front of him. He read it twice through attentively, put it down and, looking calmly at mo, said: "Very interesting, but scaicely to be regarded as a prelude to very speedy matrimony, I should think." "Ah, hut it is, sir. A girl doesn't write a note like that and have done with it. K"o, she continues to write them. I shall probably get a similar note onco a month now, and that will bo very tiring, I give yon my word that I did not sleep a wink all last night. Tho practice won't stand that sort of thing long, you know," said I earnestly. "You seem to have an accurate knowledge of women and their ways," he remarked dryly. I allowed that speech to pass without comment. Comment seemed superfluous. "It I might ask, I should like to know whom you consider iu fault in this littlo misunderstanding?" he asked. "I am, sir. It stands to reason. I should not he so anxious if she were in fault." And then I explained tho whole matter, finishing up with, "I can't remember exactly what I called her; but, whatever it was, I didn't mean it." "I am not able to refresh your memory as to what yon said on that occasion, but I can tell you what 1 have heard you call her myself," said Mr. Druitt quiotly, and then he told me. His tone was a revelation to mo. Not that I'd call Witch anything worse than "little fool," but I realized what it must have sounded like to tho hearers and to him, her father. I don't know how I looked, but I felt mean, cheap, worthless-utterly so. I began to stumble out apologies. He waved his hand. "All right,"he said, "but you see your language is at timos forcible." Ho is a wise man, so he said no move. He showed his wisdom therein, for I went at once to see Witch in a very contrite frame of mind. 1 was ready to make a mat of myself and let my darling trarn- plo on me if it should so please her, or to do any other extravagant thing, such was the depth of my humility. Still, as I journeyod Putney ward I pondered as to who could have stirred up tho strife between us. Suddenly it flashed across my mind that Witch had seated herself beside A u n t Betsy June and that A u n t Betsy Jane was her godmother, and therefore licensed to interfere. I am not going to explain how Aunt Betsy Jaue came to be Witch's godmother. I- am not n lady novelist, and therefore don't think it necessary to explain everything. It has nothing to do with this story. Besides I was only C years old when she was christened and wasn't consulted as to her sponsors. To be sure, it must h aye'been Aunt Betsy Jane who suggested 'the letter. ! When I arrived at the Cedars, if was about 12 o'clock. If all went well, peace would reign between Witch and myself iu an hour, and, if so, I would take her off to Richmond, get a boat from Messum's, row up tho river, come to anchor in a backwater I know of between Richmond and Hampton and then make her iiiiino the day. But things didn't go well. They went exceedingly badly instead. When Amelia (Amelia is the Diuitts' housemaid) opened the door and I inquired for Witch, she said gravely: "Miss Druitt- ia not well, s'ir, but I'll tell her you're here." Then she showed mo into the din- jng room. This was ominous. In the Druitt's menage it is customary to see people who come on business -- dressmakers, laundresses, servants seeking places--in the dining room before lunch. Amelia left me and wont up stairs. I rapidly diagnosed the" situation. I took out my pocketbook and wrote, "My darling, I shall wait in tho old boat at the end of the lawn till you cau see me," and then I signed it "John." Amelia came back. "If you please, sir, JMiss Drnitt doc«not feel equal to seeing you today, but will writo to yon tonight." "Exactly," said I quietly. "Can you give m o a n envelope? Thanks! Givo t h a t to Miss Drnitt, please " The maid loft thci room, and 1 wnt i n t o Iho garden. At the. bot- .")· D| tho garden ran the; river, and t-n tbo river, chained to a post, was an old bout. It was seldom used, as the spot was not picturesque, but it was (secluded, hidden both from tho house and from parsing boats by thick, drooping willows. It was here that Witch and I had come to the conclusion that we could not live without each other. I sat down in the boat, feeling very wrathy with Witch ami bitter against Aunt Betsy Jane. I would have given much to know it 1 sho was iu thehouso at that moment. 1 thought out all I had hoard of the days of her youth. I felt mean and s-pitef ul. I bethought me oi' an old incident in her lifQ,\vberoin A u u t Betsy Jane luid hailed very near the wiirl and had a narrow escape ot social wieck. 1 ought to have forgot ten it, but I am not heroic. Bull morally and physically I am co:imio»placa--that is to say, if I'm striuk, I hit back, or try to. Would you believe it, I snt in that boat, except when I got up and utretched myself, till 8 o'clock? It was nearly dark, and when I heard the clock strike I swore to myself that if Witch did not appear before the chiming of the quartor I would row tho old boat down to the bridge, give a boy sixpence to bring it back again, and--well, when Witch wanted me sue might send tor mo. That was all. It must have been very near the quarter when I saw stealing down the garden, her head and shoulders wrapped up in a white cloud, my Witch. A least I thought so at first, but I soon saw it wasn't. It was somo one more kiu and less kind. Nevertheless, as the form drew -near, peering about in the dusk, I sprang forward, caught her in my arms and kissed her. Sho struggled, but I held her fast. She had no breath with which to utter a sound. Sho could only listen to my ardent--far more ardent than I ever bestowed on Witch--expressions of affection. "My darling," I went on, "I know you would never have made such a littlo fool of yourself if it hadn't been for that malicious catamaran, Aunt Betsy Jane." Tho form within my arms struggled. I was holding her tightly, or my i'ace might have suffered. "But I'll toll you n tale, dear, about her. I'm the only living soul that knows, now old nurse is dead." You couldn't hear the form breathe, so still was it. I went on: "Aunt Betsy Jane is 45 now"--tho form wriggled. "About 25 years ago"--I could hear her heart beat. I relented. "No, Witch, I will not tell you that story. You have come to me, and I can afford to pity Aunt Betsy Jane. She was badly used when sho was young, nnd she can't bear to see people happy now she is old." The form muttered. I opened my arms. "W'"ant to fetch something, dear? You shall; only comeback at onco, or 1 shall feel like telling that old tale about Aunt Betsy Jane." She scuttled off to the house, and in a minute or two Witch came down the garden in a very dignified manner. I lot her come right to the edge of the water and peer about. I knew she couldn't see me. Presently she said anxiously: "John I" My heart jumped, but 1 didn't intend to give myself away, so I simply said, "Well!" But sho didn't intend to give herself .away either. She turned Then I saw thftt I had my work cut out for me. "Stay, Witch! I'm in the boat," I exclaimed in a tone of deepest entreaty as I scrambled on shore. She paused. I caught hold of her hand. "Witch," I cried reproachfully, "I've been waiting here for nearly eight hours, and I'm so faint I can hardly speak." That fetched her. A woman will go cheerfully for hours without a crumb, do yards and yards of shopping on a halfpenny bun and think nothing of it, but let a man only say that ho has missed his lunch, and she makes as much fuss over him ns if he had suffered the martyrdom of St. Lawrence. "You poor thing!" exclaimed my darling. "Come in at once and have something to eat." "No, Witch," I said faintly, but firmly. "You must forgive me." "Forgive you? Of course I forgive you. I didn't know you had been here all that time. Do come in at once, or vou'lldie, I know you will." But I stuck to my guns, and 1 didn't go indoors until I had mitde Witch promise that we should be married that day month. Then I consented to go in and work a mighty havoc among the eatables. Aunt Betsy Jane came to our wedding and made us a handsome present.- Then'she went to live with some friends in tho north,- I t h i n k the poor old soul had had some suspicion that I knew her story, and EO tried to part me and Witch Sho took my note from Amelia in the morning and kept it for t h a t reason. My darling did not know I was in the boat until Aunt Betsy Jane came in from the garden and told her. But I have never told my wife a word It isn't wise to tell your wifo nil the little peccadillos of your friends and relatives. -- Daughter. Knnk In I'mssln. A Prussian master of ceremonies would have a fit it' ho were asked to marshal the guests in the English way, says the Amsterdam Handels- blad.aud it proceeds to show how_the order of rank was at the reception iu Buckingham palace. First came the archbishops, then the dukes and duchesses, marquises and marchionesses, earls and countesses, lords and ladies, bishops, barons, right honorabies and honorables, county councilors, the lower clergy, tho medical profession and, last, tho admirals, captains, commanders and naval lieutenants, to be followed by field marshals, generals and other army officers. In Prussia tho military men rank first, noblemen without military rank and without official position "take a back seat" and the clergy are remnuded still farther in the rear. Kotnry Spnilo Plow. The exchanges are noting the test of n rotary spado plow, the invention of a Massachusetts man. According to report the plow is ridden liko a nimviug machine, the spades are attached to two very wide wheels aud tho depth to ba plowed is regulated by the weight, which can bo increased when necessary. A quarter acre, all manured, was plowed iu less than three-quarters of au hour. It is cliuuied that this plow will torn three nures a day aud 110 banowt: is necessary. GLADSTONE IN DEBATE. lomo of tho Pcnillarltles of England's Grand Old MUD. Harry Fnruiss, the artist of London Punch, whose caricatures of Gladstone are so well known in America, has written and illustrated a. paper for The Century on "Glimpses of Gladstone." Mr. Purniss says: I noticed that he always appeared to be very anxious and restless before rising to make a speech. His first movement upon such an occasion was to arrange his carefully prepared notes upon the box in front of him; then, taking from his pocket the historical pomatum pot, which contained, I believe, a mixture of egg flip and honey, a recipe of Sir William Clarke's, he would place it out of view on the edge of the table by the side of the box. Then he would sit, placing both hands upon his knees, with his face firmly set nnd with his hawklike eyes fixed upon the speaker, waiting for the signal to spring to his feet. Once up, he seemed composed enough, playing with the notes in front of him and arranging and rearranging them; then, leaning forward and laying his hand upon the box, he would begin slowly, latterly with a husky voice. When the graceful introduction with which he prefaced his remarks was over, there would come an ominous tug at his wristbands, followed by an easing of his collar with one finger, a step back, a flash from those passionate eyes, aud then--but let others describe his speeches. As an artist, accustomed perhaps to use my eyes more than my ears, I content myself here with laying down certain personal traits, such, for instance, as that when the great orator paused to consider a, difficult point he was wont to scratch the top of his head with the wrist of his left hand. When determined to drive au argument home to his listeners, he used to emphasize it by bringing down his ringed hand upon the box with a tremendous bang, of which energetic action evidence remains in the shape of many telltale dents in the boxes. I have examined these evidences, and it was interesting to find that the energy of the orator was much greater when he was out of office than when he was in power, the box upon the opposition side being much more severely marked than its fellow in front of the government bench, notwithstanding the terrific thumping to which that receptacle was subjected during the memorable oration of Thursday, April 8, 1886. Another habit peculiar to llr. Gladstone during debate was that of turning around and addressing members behind him. Upon one occasion, in 1889, he turned to his younger supporters and gave them this notable advice: "I stand here as a member of the houso, where there are many who have taken their seats for the first time upon these benches and where there may bo some to whom possibly I may avail myself of the privilege of old age to offer a recommendation. I would tell them of my own intention to keep my counsel and reserve my own freedom until I see the occasion when there may bo a prospect of public benefit in endeavoring to make a movement forward, and I will venture to recommend them to do the same," holding up his hands like au old parliamentary prophet. Upon great occasions in the bouse Mr. Gladstone's dress was very noticeable. He was then spruce in a black frock coat, light trousers and wearing a flower ip his buttonhole. This generally indicated that a great speech was imminent. Whenever there was any excuse for wearing them, Mr. Gladstone had a partiality "for gray clothes, which were not too fashionably cut, and once I remember that he caused some sensation by appearing iu the house wearing a wedding favor. Something had evidently tickled his sense of humor upon the occasion, for he was "smiling all over" as he came in, and when he sat down by Sir William Harcourt, to whom he related the joke, his merriment seemed to increase. Afterward he repeated it to Mr. Chamberlain, and again to the speaker, finally quitting the house to tell it anew outside. Japanese Inlaid Work. THE BICYCLE POLICE. I To imitate Japanese inlaid work get an ordinary cigar box, or any other box with a smooth wooden surface. Faston on in pleasing and , graceful forms variously shaped and , colored leaves which have been subjected to a heavy pressure until perfectly Hat and smooth "the whole. After the surface has been so varnished and polished as to present a face as hard and smooth as glass it will appear as if the whole were one unbroken surface, which is t h e ' highest perfection of art in Japanese work.--New York Tribune. New Way of Securing Ice. Most people have well wntor near tbo houto and can easily have ice mnde in tho following iiiauuer. according to n corrcspoudent in American Agriculturist; : On a very cold day puiup up some water and let it staud until it com- meuces to freeze, then take a pailful and wet the bottom nnd sides of icehouse thoroughly. A coatiiig of ice will soon form. By repealing this a few times a water tight taiikwiJl bo formed, , into which water may be poured, and it j will freeze solid iu a short while. At night several barrels of water can be poured iu and will bo found one solid block iu the moiuiug. It will be quite a surprise to see what a large quantity of ico cau bo iiinde iu this way by a person oil a vcrv cold day. I'licodorc lluoarvclt*ii \Vonlft of Pralfte For the New York Squatl. Hon. Theodore Roosevelt has a paper in'Tbe Century on "The Roll of Honor of the New York Police." Mr. Roosevelt says: The members of the bicycle squad, which \vaa established soon after we took office, soon grew to show not only extraordinary proficiency on the wheel, but extraordinary daring. They frequently stopped run-; aways, wheeling alongside of them, grasping the" horses while going at full speed, and, what was even more remarkable, they managed not only to overtake, but to jump into the vehicle and capture, on two or three different occasions, men who were guilty of reckless driving and who fought violentty in resisting arrest. They were picked men, being young and active, and any feat of daring which could be accomplished on the wheel they were certain to accomplish. Three of the best riders of the bicycle squad, whose names and records h'i'-nen to occur to me, were men oi me three ethnic strains moat strongly represented in the New York police force, being respectively of native American, ' German and Irish, or, more accurately, in this particular caso of mixed Scotch and Irish parentage. The German was a man of enormous power, and he was able to stop each of the many runaways he tackled without losing his' wheel. Choosing his time, he would get alongside the horse and seize the bit in his left hand, keeping bis right on the crossbar of the wheel. By degrees he then got the animal un- dci control. He never failed to stop' 1 it and never lost his wheel. He also never failed · to overtake any "scorcher," although many of tfiese were professional riders who deliberately violated the law to see if they could not get away from him, for the wheelmen soou get to know the officers whose beats they cross. The Yankee, though a taH, powerful man and a very good rider, scarcely came up to the German in either respect. He possessed exceptional ability, however; as well as exceptional norvo and coolness, and be won his promotion first- He stopped about as many runaways, bu t where the horse was really panic stricken ho usually had to turn his wheel loose, getting a firm grip on the horse's reins and then kicking his wheel- so that it would fall out of the way of injury from the wagon. On one occasion he had a fight . with a drunken nnd reckless driver who was urging to top speed a very spirited horse. He first got hold of the horse, whereupon the driver lashed both him and the beast, and the animal, already inad with' terror, could not be. stopped. The officer had, of course, kicked away his wheel at the beginning and after being dragged along for some distance he let go the beast and made a grab at the wagon. The driver hit him with his whip, but he managed to get in, and after a vigorous tussle overcame his man and disposed of him by getting him down and sitting on him. This left his hands free for the reins. By degrees he got the horse under control and drove the wagon round to 'the station house, still sitting on his victim. "I jounced up and down 011 him to keep him quiet when he turned ugly," he remarked to me parenthetically. Having disposed of the wagon, he took the man round to the court, and on the way the latter suddenly sprang on him and tried to throttle him. Convinced at last that patience had ceased to be a virtue, he quieted his assailant with n smash on the head that took nil the fight out of him until he was brought before the judge and fined. Like the other "bicycle cops, "this officer made a number of arrests of criminals, such as thieves, highwaymen and the like, in addition to his natural prey -- · scorchers, runaways and that sort. The third member of the trio, "a tall, sinewy man with flaming red hair, which rather added to the terror he inspired in evildoers, was usually stationed in a rather tough part of the city, where there was a tendency to crimes of violence and incidentally an occasional desire to har- . ass wheelmen. The officer wae as good off his wheel as on it, and he speedily established perfect order on his beat, being always willing to "take chances" in getting his man. He was no respecter of persons, and when it became his duty to arrest a wealthy man for persistency refusing to have his carriage lamps lighted after nightfall he brought him in with the same indifference that he displayed in arresting a street corner tough who had thrown a brick at a wheelman. Th« "Eastern She'." Ex-Senator Gibson of Maryland is from the "eastern she 1 ," the garden spot of earth, according to the belief of some, but unhappily this belief is not shared by all who live or have lived there, as the following story, which Senator Gibson smilingly listened to the other evening, ia good evidence. An old man was sworn in court as a witness. "How old-are you?" asked the counsel. "Fifteen, sir," responded the witness. "Fifteen?" queried the couueel incredulously. "I protest, your honor. This witness must bo simple. He looks 60." "How old are you, sir?" asked the judge sternly. "I'm 65, yer honor," answered the man humbly, "but I never counts the SO years I lived over on the eastern eho'." IN FW SPA PERI JEWS PA PER I

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