Denton Journal from Denton, Maryland on March 12, 1898 · Page 1
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1845. . 52, A Family Newspaper:--Devoted to Local and General Intelligence, Agriculture and Advertising.--Independent on all Subjects.--Subscription. One Dollar per Annum, in Advance. ~~~~~ ~ " 12, 1898. 1898. IsTO, 21, Home Office, N. W. Cor. Charles Lexington Sts., RESOURCES, June 29, 1 6 9 5 . Paid-up Cnpital ......................................... SToO.OOO 00 Surplus ................................................. 3,' ),000 00 Reserve Requirement and Undivided Piofits 2£ ',7U7 30 ?1^37,7G7 «0 THE OLDEST AND STRONGEST SURETY COMPAN1' IN THESOV1 T l. - o Becomes surety on bonds of Executors, Administrators, nnd in nil undertakings in Judicial Proceedings. Docs nothing to conflict with the business of lawjvrs. Accepted ty the United States Government sis olo suioty on bonds of cvciy description. Becomes surety on bonds of Sheriffs, Registers of Wills, Clerks of Courts, Collectors and other ofliciiifs of States,, Cities and Counties. Also on bonds of contuictoia and employes of Bunks, Mercantile Houses, IJmlronct, Express and Telegraph Compinies. and on those of Officers of Fraternal Orgumzntions. HERMAN E. BOSLEK, EDWIN WART'TELD, SECRETARY ASD TREASURER. P R K M B K N T For Full Particulars Apply to WEESE QWEHS, . . - DENTON. MARYLAND. ATTORN EYS-AT-LA-W, TUNIS' MILLS, TALBOT COUNTY, MD,, -MANUFACTUEERS AND DEALEES 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 lij Purchasing Direct from Manufacturers, o North Carolina Pine, Our Specialty! m DEFY COMPETITION IS CYPRESS SHINGLES. Saw Mill Daily Capacity, 20,000 feet. Plaining Mill Daily Capacity, 40,000 feet. STATE AGENTS FOR PAGE'S Ira JoE^Correspondence solicited. Orders promptly filled. FARMERS! LooK to Your Merest apd Get Our Price? Before Selling* m Who Are Prepared to Pay Fullest Market Value on Delivery. P. H, GOLT, WYE STATION, QUEER ANNE'S E, R, W, H, DENNY, WYE STATION, S.-N, SMITH, WILLOUGHBY, · a. C ( it C l c t EUGENE LYNCH, DOWNES, W.' H, ANDERSON, DENTON, H. C. HOBB8 ,HOBB8, W- E, PETERS, HIOKMAN, ~W,S. LORD, GREEN WOOD, C. BURTON, MILTON, ~E. W, INGRAM, LEWES, Direct Telephone Connections WithQueenstown, .Sacks Furnished, ULLIAM ffl. CONN,» IWffl. HOPPS CO., QBEfflSTOBll, MD. i =SL I BilTIKORB. KB. HOUSE UHLER. --DEALERS IN-- SEASONED PINE (ORIGINAL GROWTH) Framing Sawed to Correct Sizes; Shingles; Laths; Flooring; Siding; Lime; Hair; Cement, Etc, AT OOR COAL YARD, AT THE RAILROAD STATION, Will be kept on hand a supply of First-Class Morea Stove Coal. It is the best! Farmers are informed that we furnish Kerr Bros.' Wrightsville Land Lime. Now is the time to give yonr order. Satisfaction guaranteed. FOR THE NEXT SIXTY DAYS I will have a large line of both GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES , '- AT ALL PRICES, FROM $3-00 UP. J ^^=Persons having watches in need of repair will do well to call on me. T. Ri«kely, QUEEN ANNE'S RAILROAD CO, 'l.l' IN 1C1W.CT JAN. 11, IS'W Ka'.twartl. Lonv. P. M. 300 Anv. f. M. Lu ivc A. M. o -lo Ariive A. M. BALTO.FERRYI Westward. ] Arrive A. M. BALTIMORE 1060 A. JI 8 1-3 Q U E K N S T ' N . ' 8 20 (i 30 Arrv. P. M. 0 00 Lea \ . P. M. Railroad Division- Lcav P. M Q i i O f 5 o f 6 03 610 AC 20 2 2 0 2 7 oao G 37 G - J 7 6 65 G59 701 7 11 f 7 2 0 Leave. A. 31 ' 2 7 850 T 8 5 8 f !)07 !) Hi 928 0 ,51 (1 37 rs 4i a .30 1002 1012 no 17 f 10 23 :ilO 33 f 10 'W ,' 10 48 f 10 54 7 3 3 c l l 15 f 7 14 7oOi f 7 08 1 801 f 8 03 f 11 4.3 8 10 P. il. f l l 21 11 30 f l l 11 11 11 .30 A. M. STATIONS, -r l?lnominj*cl:ilo IVjo Aliils Willoughby Queen Anne llillsboro Downcs Tuckalioc Don ton IJobbb Tlickinnn Adninsville Bldiicliiird Giccnwood Owons Bn lining Deputy Ellciuliile "\Volfo Milton \Vhite.sboio, Drawbridge. 8 f 8 f 8 f 7 A 7 f 7 7 f 7 7 7 7 f 7 f 7 7 f G f 6 f C 6 f ( 5 0 f 0 G f G G A. M. r\ i r \ , P. M. C 5 0 7 4 58 ·J 51 4 39 4 36 4 3 0 I 1 4 27 4 IS 4 0 G 355 f 3 4 0 f 3 43 n3 33 f 3 2 ) f 3 17 f 3 12 3 05 f 2 5 2 2 4 5 f 2 37 2 34 f 2 3 0 2-25 P. M. CONNECTIONS. '·A'' connects :it (Jucon A n n e with the Delaware Chosapcako IJaihvay '·J}" connects at triccmvood \utti Delaware Division of the Philadelphia, \Vil- niingtun Baltimore Railroad FOli Sonford, I) el mil r, Salisbury, and points south. 'C" connects at Elleiidalc with the Del- iwarc, Man hind, Virginia FOR Georgetown. 'E" connects ut Greenwood with the Delaware Division of the Philadelphia, "Wilmington. Jinltimoic Railrond. . W. TKOXHL. U. C. WAI.LKK, Gen. Malinger. Gen. Fr't PtihS. Agt. DELAWARE A^D CHESAPEAKE NORTH. Mail. Pfle. .M. p. M. 45 1 40 5-3 1 50 08 207 18 2 17 ' 24 2-2-1 31 2 33 42 2 43 52 2 5-1 } 03 3 0-1 8 1 0 G U 17 3 18 J 2 3 3 2 1 ? 20 3 27 5 36 3 37 8 45 3 -1C A . M . P . M . Oxford, Trappc, Easton, Ohnpcl, Cordova, Queen Anne, Ridgcly, Gieonbboro GoldsTwro, Henderson, .Mnrydel, Slaughters, Hartley, Ken ton, Clayton SOUTH. Mail. Pus A. M. P. M 1153 7 4 7 11 42 7 37 11 24 7 20 U 12 7 08 1104 702 1051 G 6 5 1044 6 4 0 1031 6 3 C 1024 G 2G 1010 C 19 1008 G 12 1000 GOG 9 5 7 C 0 1 9 48 5 56 938 5 4 7 A . J I . 1. M. Connect at Clayton with DoHwareDivis- on of P. W. JoB. R. H. H. P. KEJTNEY, General Sup't . B UUTCIIINSOJ.', General Manager. K L. lIoLLinAY. Superintendent Chester River Steamboat Comp'y Fall and Winter Schedule. icginning November 1st, 1S!)7, the steamer Emma A. Ford, will leave Chester- own at 8 a. m., 3Iond.iv, Wednesday and ?iilny, stopping nt Kolph'i, IJjokei's, Junker Neck, Bogle's, Queenstown and vent Island. Lcuvo Baltimore 10.30 a. m., Tuesday, Thursday nnd Saturday for Siinie landings. Steamer Gratitude w i l l leave Ccntlo- ville 8 a. in., Tuesday, Thursday and "ntiiid.iy, stopping at tho landings on Corsica river, Juekson's Creek and Rock Hall. Leave Baltimore 1030 a. in., Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the same '^Hidings. UGjySpecial t r i p to liock llall and return on Saturday's only. Leave Baltimore 3 p. m , Lcnvc Hock 5.15 p. in. GKO. WAUFIKLD, President, J. E. TAYJ.OH, General Agent Baltimore, Chesapeake Atlantic R A I L W A Y COMPANY. BALTIMOHE, THIRD HAYEK AND GREAT OHOPTAKE BIVEB ROUTE. The inagnificent^ide-wheeliron steamers Avnlon nnd Joppa w i l l leave d a i l j alternately c.xcept Saturday, as follows: K. N. Market, 3.30 Oyster Shell Point, Cauibndge, C p m. Kirby's, 0 \foid, Bcllcvne, Double .Mills, Kaston, 9 30 p. m. Oxfoul, 10.30 p. m. Tilghman's Island. Den ton, 12 in. Lyford's, Williston, Two John'b, Turkey Creole, Kingston, Dover Bridge, Hog Island, Wiiidy Hill, Ctioptank, Wright's, A r i i v i n g i n Baltimore atabout o o'cloek next morning. Retaining, the steamers will leave Bnl- timoie fiom Pi or 4 Light St. "Wharf, at 7 o'clock p. in., daily, except Sunday, for all points, named, and a i r i v i n g j n t Kaston about 3.00 a. m.j Oxford, 3.45 a. m.; Cambridge, li.OO a. in.; Evst New Market, 7.00 n. in., nnd Denton at 11 o'clock a. in. Connections nt Enstou, Oxford and Cambridge with railroads for all points. Freight t a k e n .it low rates and carefully handled. Grain bags furnished and grain delivered at elevators. For further information apply to W THOMSON T. JIURDOOK, Gen'l 3[an. Agent, J. SAWYKlt WILSON, JK-, Fjeight Agent, 241 South Stieel, 302 Light St Baltimore, Maryland. Z. T. lIuTCiiiNSOX, Ap-cnt at Denton J. B. K. EMORY ^ CO (KMOItY A NHAY1TT.) --GENERAL-COMMISSION MERCHANTS LIGHT STREET, 2a.ltlxo.ore. THE LARGEST HORSE DEALERS IN MARYLAND. M. FOX SONS, ATJCTIOXKKKS AX I) PROPRIETORS, 318-320-322 NORTH ST., Good Ii- -: in Cnvp^r, 2!O. per J^rd. ]Ic i\ y Li ii'snSsC.n I'd ,-13.'. pot yai.l. 1-ortlio asking, ivc m.dl j c n i . I t i o of nil c'ini _·:*, OIK new C'uloivd t u p p ' C'.itaiofi n, irliH.1i oltuivs n i l goods in lit lion .U !· coloii. You c in inn Ivu your fiolL'Uioi i na v,i.ll rs :" v.j.i -wcio heio n{, tlu n;l 1, mid 1:110 no ' CO t" 6" l«-r co;it. iu I t v.) i n J paying jun !' c.U deu'.er. J t ^u vn i q u i l l y tain pica of cirpet, s ii«l i'o. i i r.: i i.j'-- V o nlso is-.iiaiurii-'Tilc 1 !* :"·-. J i I "milt 1 1, 11 .iiverif, I.. (1 IV i-:ou«, c^c., \\liich wo iua.l 1 1 oo it' i.H elj.i ^ej. BAL.Tta;. r.:s, MS. Pie lie r c.iuoii tl .3 ritjiti'. FXDX'S AUCTION SALES! + The Greatest, Fairest and. Largest Horse- Dealers that Maryland Has Ever Known Are M. FOX SONS. We sell more lior c co nnd can SHOW YOU MORE HORSES than yon can find in nny stable in the State DON'T MISS OUR AUCTION SALES! Yon will wonder how cheap we soil hordes. E \ e r y huitc ollered is Sold for What Is Bid, And you can take them home, nnd if misrepresented ship them buck and get your money back. Wheeler Transportation Line DAILY STEAMERS FOR Gieat Cfioptank, Trappe and Tuckaboe Rivers. On and after January 1st, 1807, stenni- rs will leave Piei 3 Light Street "Wliarl .nily e\ccpt Sundins ut 7 p m., for O\- brcl, Trappc. Cambridge, Chancellor's, Secretary, Clark's, Clioptnnk, Lloyd's, Dover Bridge, Kingston, ilcCiivty's, Gnn- y's, Todd'stfDownes', Towers', Williston, ..'iickahoe Bridge, Reese's, Coward's, Cov- iy's, Hillsboro nnd Queen A'nnc Arriving at Oxford the following morn- ng in time for connection w i t h the Uela- vare Chesapeake K. 1» , nnd at Cain- ridge with the Cambridge Su.iford K. K Returning will loa\e Hillsboro, ^Ion- lays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Tlinrsdajp ind Fridays at l O ^ u . in.; Covey's 10.00, vownrd's 11; Williston 1 p. m , Gnuej't .30; JlcCartj's 2; Kingston 2.1 o; Dover bridge 230;" Mcdfoid's (Choplnnk) 4, Jlark's 4.1o, Canibudije 7, U'ritppo 8.30 xnd Oxford 10, stopping: at intcnnucliato 'andings, arriving in li alii more curly tho allowing mornings. Steamer levves Hillsboro Sund.iys nt G a. m.; Coward's, 7 a. in.; Williston, 8 - a n.; Bedford's (ClioptmlO 10.30 a. m.,Cam- mdge 12.30; Trappe 1.4j p. m.; Oxford 3 p . m . , arriving in Baltimore at 8 30 p. m. Sundays. Freight received until G p. in. daily for ill landings. E . E . W H E K L E K , Agent, Picr5 Light St., Ualtimoro. B. 15. COIIKI:, A g e n t at W i l l i b t o n . The Steamer Greeasboro (C.AVT. D. S. BHOCKWA.V, MASTKK,) ft" Will ply between GKEKNSBOKOUGII and BALTIMOKE Weekly, touching n t a l l landings botwoon Giconsbor- oiigl. nnd Duriton. On and nftcr July 4. stcnmer w i l l lunvo foi Baltimore overt- Monduy 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 fnrmeis solicited tlint this linn may be made a success, .Full information by inquiring of GEORGE F IJtLL, A Q U K T , D.S B K O C K W A Y . MAhTKii, Grecnsborough, Md. Or H A R R Y A. ROE, A Q K N T , Don ton, Md. Sgf Large granaries a l w a y s rea ly to receive grain. REED'S TO GET BARGAINS in HARNESS I IS If in need of n n j tiling in my line it will bo to your advantage to c v n m i n o what I have to show before purchasing elsewhere. My stock inclndns Ousters, Sheets, Fly Nets, Ear Tips, Whips, Harness as low as §7, Ilnnd-mado Harness to order, Collars, Bridles, Axle find Harness Oil, "Whip Sockets, Pads of all kinds. fi©"Ha:ncs3 repaired find cleaned ut abort notice. W. 8. REED, Donton. Md. AT SEA. Brown fncpd Bailor, toll mo true- Cm- ship I is InH illy thriving, Soiiio clouds aiu black and some aio bine, The wonioii nrc huddled together below, Above tho captain ticatln to and fro. 1V1I me, foi \\lio hhall tull but you, Viliither m\:iy our ship is driving. / The wind is blowing a storm this way, The bnbblpt in my face ,110 winking, 'Tis grcmiiiK daik in the middle ot clay. And I cannot -oc HIP good green land JTor n ridgo of mi;!; nor ;i belt of simd. Oh, kind s.uloi, hpu.ik and say How long might a little boat be sinking? More s.iucily tho bubbles \vink GodN mcny keep us fiom foul \\cather And fiom thought with nothing but briiio todimk! I dic.imcd of a ship with her ribs stovo In Last night and, waking, thoucht of ray sin. How lonn would a strong nmii switn, d'jo think, If we woie all in tho sea together? The snilor frowned a bitter frown And answered: "Ayo, thero will bo foul woathor. All men must die, and some must drown, And tlicro isn't \\;itcr enough In tho soft To cleanse a sinner liko you or inc. O Lord, the ships I've socu go dow n, Crow and cuptuin nnd all together!" The sailoi smiled J. smile of cheer And looked at me a look of wonder And said as he wiped away a tear: "Forty ycuis I've been off tho land And God lias held me safe in his hand. Ho rulcth tho storm, he is with na Iicra, And his lovo for us no sin can sunder." --Alice Ciiry in Now York Lodger. A PRACTICAL JOKE. In many respects Tom Brunner was acknowledged to be one of the best of fellows. His penchant, however, for practical joking, though it never savored of malice, gained as a rule moro censure thun appreciation. For one reason, his jokes were not. always in good taste, nnd the case in point will serve as an illustration. It took the form, first of nil, of an advertisement in one of the dailies, to wit: A gentleman, unattached nud under 90, with good income, \\ ould liko to inukc the acquaint- mice of nn amiable young Indy ivitli B view to matrimony. Address, in confidence, X. 160, office of this paper. lie smiled grimly as he read it over in print, \voutleiing, with curious interest, what sort of replies he would get and how he should treat them. Although, literally speaking, he was unattached-- that is to say, although there was rio spoken engagement between him ami hia old playmate and friend, Nolhe JUarsL --he felt that he was sufficiently idolized by that lady and sufficiently under the spell of her charn\s to defy the possible influence of any of the applicants, however fascinating. Moreover, as his income was at present too modest to permit of his marrying anybody, he went into the jest with a double sense of safety. The replies wore several, and, on tho whole, not interesting. Most of them wore from matrimonial agents, who promised, for reasonable fees, to procure him the necessary introduction, while guaranteeing their clients' amiability and every other virtue. Tlio rest, with one exception, were palpably bogus. The terseness of tins one, apart from its ueat and ladylike handwriting, gave it a genuine ring. It lead as follows : If tho nd\-cit:sor 13 willing to send by post further parlieuUrbiibout himself nudexclmugo photos, with the \\utoi, the confidence will bo respected. Addict SIiss Townshcnd, 12 Hill sheet, King's oval. "Decidedly tho lady means business," thought Tom, arid the thought led to others, which convinced him that in following up tha joke he would run a risk of making an ass of himself, or worse. After nil it was clear there was not much fun to be got out of the affair, and ho was about to put this reply, with the rest, in the fire when suddenly a new idea struck him. While rummaging among his collection of photo." a day or two previous he had come acros one of a club acquaintance, a Mr. Pelling- ham, which had reached him on some forgotten occasion, probably through a third party. As this photo happened to be on his table nt tho moment, he placed it in an envelope. Ho then looked up the address of the original, whom he knew to bo a single man liko himself, and boldly indited the following letter: MAPLI: TF.IIDAOI:, RtotNT's PAHK. DBAII MibsTowHSiiBNB-- In acknowledgment of jour lutlor I inclose my photo nnd bog to st.ite l line 1 nm a junior p n tncr in tho firm of liawbon, niilw.ii contiaotors. My object in udvei tising I «rtmll hope to explain, w i t h fiulher particular, tit nn early interview. 1 leave the appointment in your hands and sign myself youts Ittitlifully, Al.l'HCI) Phr.l.lNGUA.V. This letter he inclosed with the photo and posted oft' to the address in King's oval, chuckling at the talc Pelhngham might have to tell on some lutiire occasion . In his bubinets or social capacity Alfred Pellingham was not easily dumlouudod, yet a ceitain letter which arrived one evening at his private residence marked an exception. It ran thus: ].' Hi 1.1. SI-I:I;KT, KiS'O's OVAL. DI.AI: Mil. ri.i.i.iNGUAM-- I inclo-w my pliuto in ctdiangt 1 toi j o u r o n n and sliill uo plfilud to meet you n t a i Ihu bookstall of IhuOiicat N o i t h u i n (minims :it 8 oVlock lomoriow ovi'imi,,'. You v. ill have no dilhcultyiii IOCOK umiif; me, as 1 shall die*-, In l nle green, and wear a. hat tiiiiimcil w i i h ltd puppies me, j oui i in LOii fide nc o, Eclievo Al HJi: 11 would be ini])o.'-'-ihleto the woudpvment of Mr. Pelhngham on receipt ot this auiiiaing comrau- uioation. The photo wab certainly t h a t ot a pretty girl. "Who is Alice Townsheiulf And wlMt' on oar th can yhu want w i t h m e f " were the questions he ko^t asking himself alter putting every possible and impossible tiction on the letter. In the end curiosity decided that he must nt least keep tho appointment if he ever hoped to solvo tho problem. Accordingly, at tho time and place referred to, he found himself anxiously awaiting the appearance of tho mysterious stranger, who was K all the more mysterious in not being present. Five, ten, fifteen minutes parted, and yet nobody appeared answering to the description, and ho was about to quit the place, under the impression that some fool bad been playing a hoax on him, when "I beg your pardon!" was uttered by himself and another almost in the one breath. The lady ho had bobbed into was attired in black, and under other circumstances would have passed unnoticed. The mutual apology, however, brought their eyes together, and he had a good memory for faces. "Miss Townshond, I presume." The lady paused, and turned pale; then, "blushing violently, spoke liko a thief caught in the act. "Mr. Pellmgham, I believe." "That is my uarue," replied that gentleman. "I--really I had no notion of keeping this appointment. I took the whole thing as a jest." "Yet you have kept it,"said the former, smiling. "In a sense, yes. I'm afraid I must plead guilty to curiosity at the Jasfc moment." "Mine is a similar confession." An embarrassing silence followed this double admission, which Pel- ugham was the first to break. May I ask, Miss Townshend, how you became acquainted with me and why you made this appointment?" At this direct challenge the lady's eyes widened with astonishment. "You are the Mr. Pellinghani that wrote to me, are you not?" she asked. It was his turn to lookastonished. "Wrote to you!" he repeated. "Certainly not. I don't understand. I'm afraid there is some mistake." A sudden glance of suspicion greeted this remark, but was quickly dispelled by bis air of candid bewilderment. "Pardon me," she said, as she produced from her hand bag a letter and a photograph nnd handed them to him. "These are from you, I presume?" He examined both, and began to scent the truth. "The photo is mine," he replied, "but not the letter. Evidently some mischievous acquaintance of mine, whose handwriting I can't identify, has been playing a practical joke on us." "Good gracious! Then you know nothing about this advertisement ?" She handed him the cutting. He read it and looked up xvith a smile. "I am not responsible for this, I assure you." "Well, what a stupid jest!" "I quite agree with you." There was a pause. Each looked at the other and tried to appear very much annoyed. It was a failure, however, and they both laughed. Her thoughts at that moment were: "What a finely made, handsome man he is--a gentleman, evidently! He has turned 80, though." On tho other hand, he was at a loss to decide whether her most captivating feature was the charm of her voice, her unquestionable refinement or tho beauty of her face, but he gave up the query as one unaccustomed to such riddles. "Allow me to return your photo," she said. "And I, yours," he answered. The exchange was effeoted with mutual apologies, which latter, of course, were unnecessary, but they served to prolong the interview. The lady was tlie first to make a move. "Good night, Mr. Pelling- ham," she said, extending her hand, "I regret our introduction was not of a more formal character.' 1 Ho took her hand. It was dainty nud neatly gloved, and in the novelty of his sensations he could barely refrain from pressing it. "Good night, Miss Townshend," ho replied rather awkwardly, adding, with a sudden and curious desire to know more of the lady, "I don't feel disposed to let tho matter drop. I must try and find the perpetrator of this hoax and demand an apology." "Prny don't trouble on my account," was the response. "As I told you, I was not in earnest myself." He bowed and raised his hat, at the same time making a last desperate effort to retain the acquaintanceship. "I take it, then, you have no further interest in the matter?" She hesitated a moment and looked at her boot. It was a trifling action, hut it emboldened him to add: "Otherwise I should ask pcruiis- eion, in case I do mako any disco^- ery, to drop a line or communicate with yon. I still have your address, you know.' 1 Again she looked at him and instinct convinced her that he was a gentleman. Sho answered: "Pray do what you think fit, Mr. Pellingham. And now, good night, again." "Good night, Miss Townshend, and thank you." A month had elapsed. In the interim Pellingham'e on- deavors to discover the humorous advertiser, as he facetiously termed him, wore so far without result. His motive, however, in still keeping his eyes open was not, as at first, to thrash the follow on tho lady's account, but to thank him, on his own, for having brought him into relationship with tho dearest and prettiest girl in the world, which proves, in short, that Pellingham had not been at all idle. Neither had Tom Brunnor in another connection. In fact, the month had been so big with other events for thia individual that he had as good as forgotten the incident of the advertisement. He was just landing home from tho continent, having m the meantime done so well for the firm he represented that his business position wab already double its former importance and the future was full of bright prospects. In the meantime, also, among strange faces in strange lands, he had missed very keenly the society of his ideal, Kellie Marsh, and the many pleasant recollections he indulged in concerning her had all the moie charm for him now that ho was at length in a position to confess his love. He had left Charing Cross and was turning into tho Strand when n voice behind him said: "Tom! Wherever have you sprung from?" Ho turned, and his heart gave a leap of delight. "Nellie! What a forttmate meeting!" The surrounding commotion prevented any display of sentiment. He managed, however, to explain tho cause of his absence and convey to her some idea of his recent success; whereat she looked at him proudly and smiled with all her old kindliness as she said: "I can't tell you how delighted I nm, Tom, hut I'm not surprised to hear of your getting on. You know I've always believed in you." "Of course you have, Nellie," he responded, and he felt that tho moment was the happiest he had ever known. "But you are not the only one with a story to tell," she added, smiling significantly. "Indeed\ Out with it, then,'' he answered lightly. "Your bus won't be here for ten minutes." "Well, once upon a time--that is to say about a mouth ago--some person or persons unknown put a matrimonial advertisement in a daily paper." He gave a start and looked at her sharply, ljut her eyes were wandering for tho moment, and she continued, "Now, it happened that a very intimate friend of mine named Miss Townshend answered the advertisement for the fun of the thing, and gavo the addiess of her milliner, whom she took in to her confidence." "Well?" he asked, prepared by this time for further surprise. "Well, what do you think, Toinf The advertisement turned out to be a huge hoax, and instead of meeting the advertiser, as arranged, tho lady made the acquaintance of a Mr. Alfred Pellmgham." "Pellingham? I fancy I know the gentleman." "You see, he kept the appointment out of sheer curiosity, not knowing who the lady was or why she had written to him. Of course, tho joker had written to her first of all from the wrong address. I hope you follow mo." "Of course I follow you. But, I say, Nellie, what on earth has all this"-"Wait a minute. I'm coming to tho denouement, as they say in the novels." "Pardon me," said Tom, with a emilo, "I think I can guess the sequel. Your lad}' friend and Mr. Pollingham fell desperately in love at the first meeting and have met several times since, with the result that they are now engaged to be married." "They are married." "Raally, that is a romance. I suppose, Nellie, you were the principal bridesmaid?" "Oh, uo, Tom." "No? By tho way--this Miss Townshend that was--who is she?" "She is my most intimate friend." He looked up with it puzzled ex- preasiou. "1 ought to know the lady." "It's your own fault if you don't, for you've been friendly with her all your life." Hit eyes widened. "Really, Nellie, I don't understand"-"Oh, Tom," she exclaimed, with humorous petulance, "how very stupid you are! Miss Towusheud never existed. She's a myth. Don't you see, that was the name that I assumed when I answered that advertisement?" "You?" he gasped. "Yes, I, Tom," she replied, add-- ing some words of friendly parting, which were a vague recollection by tho time tho bus had whirled her out of sight and he had begun to realize tho truth. "She was right," ho groaned. "I am veiy stupid."--London Tit-Bits. ' oe able to converse together. "Well, m n woek Pcrc'3 .ind Jo-,s,io wwo on inc-ttj Inumlly term'-, but nobody suspected thorn of a n y t h i n g but friendship, and they themselves had no suspicion of anything inore' serious--in fact, to be absolute with you, they were not in love. "Now, here is where I come in: It was I who fixed them for life. By the force of suggestion, as in the cabe of Beatrice and Benedick, I caused the in to see each other in an entirely different light. Wo three were walking down the street together. Suddenly I looked with a very critical eye at Percy and Jesfcie and said' 'What a fine couple you would make! I never saw two persons better suited for each other.' Percy laughed awkwardly. Jessie blushed. " 'I would be perfectly willing,' said Percy, 'but I don't know whether Jessio would have me.' Jessie laughed. 'I wouldn't mind,' she answered. 'Get married this evening, then,'I put in. 'Have snap. I shall get the license today.' 'But I have no clothes ready,'remarked Jessie. 'Well, if you wish to put it off,' remarked Percy, 'we shall make it tomorrow.' When we reached the house, Jessie went into the .parlor to receive the visit of a young man. Percy came to me. He was agitated. "He said: 'I wonder if Jessie was only joking? I wonder if she--would --have--me?' 'I think so,' I answered. 'She has told me that she" likes you.' As a result Percy waited until the young man had left, and alter half aii hour's conversation with Jesie matters were arranged. By noon of the next day they wore married and on their way to New __ Orleans. I accompanied them to help Percy out. Of course, Jessie's people raised all manner of row, but when they discoveied that Percy was a uicd young fellow and able to support a wife, 'bless yon, my children, 1 followed aud champagne was opened. Percy and Jessie are a happy couple today, and they probably wouldn't have had gumption enough to come together unless I had been there." THE OLD TIMI: FRIENDS. Mister "Soldier of tho Legion." you are dying in Algiers, And the boy upon "the burning deck" is. shedding bitter tears, And we're getting closer--closer to theHohen- linden flght, And wo really fear that curfew's going to ring ngain tonight. Sir John Moore will bo buried in his ancient soldier's coat, While not a drum is beating, and wo hear no funeral note, And JEnry, known to nil tho girla so -very long ago, Will load vis out that "little lamb" whose - "flecco was white ns snow." And Cato will tell Plato tliat ho reasons very well, Wlule Hnmlet on tlio future in soliloquy will dwell, And we'll hearken on tho hilltops, and we'll listen in tho glado To tho wonder iindtho thunder of the charging "Light Brigade." But come 1 , old friends, and lead ua to tho meadows far away. For tho boys v-Jio rang the curfew once aro getting old nnd gray, And death, the reckless rangor, Is thinning out tho hue, But in dreams they drift to Bingen--to "Bln- gcn on tho Hhincl" " --Boston Traveler. A GENUINE CUPID. How iro Brought About a Wedding of Indifferent Lovers. It was on the ove of a marriage in tho house. Bride, giooin, bridesmaids, ushers, maids of honor, pages, wore congregated in the library awaiting tho commencement of rehearsal, reports the New Orleans Times-Democrat. "Did you ever Icnow," remarked tho groom's best innn, "that I once made a match, and it turned out to bo a happy one toof' "Oh, toll us about it, do," trebled the bridesmaids and maids of honor. "Yes, tell us about it, do," rum"bled in bass tones tha groomsmen, as if to poke fun at tho best man's matchmaking, but in reality being jealous of tho attention he had excited. "Well," continued the best man, "it was about three or four years ago, in a Louisiana country town. I won't mention actual names, but I will say that Mr. Percy Alton of the country town, and Mits Jessie Milton, a visitor from New Orleans, niot each other. You know how it is in the country--young people don't have to climb tjarden walla to Some Florida Riven. P. E. Spearman writes in'St. Nicholas of "Queer American Rrvers." Mr. Spearman in speaking of tlie peculiar streams of Florida eays: In Florida ono may have another odd experience, a. river ride in an ox cart. Florida rivers are usually shallow, aud when the water is high you can travel for miles acrosscoun-' try behind oxen, with more or loss river under you all the way. There are ancient jolies about Florida steamboats that travel on heavy dews and use spades for paddle wheels. But those- of you-who have beoii on its rivers know there is but ouo Florida, with its bearded oaks and fronded palms, its dusky woods, carpeted with glassy waters; its cypress bays, where lonely cranes pose, silently thoughtful (of stray polliwogs), and its birds of wondrous plumago that riso with startled splash when the noiseless canoe glides down upon their haunts. Every strange fowl and every hideous reptile, every singular plant and every tangled jxmgle, will tell the American boy how far ho is to, tho south. Florida is, in fact, his corner of fcho tropics, and the clear waters of its rivers, stained to brown and wine color with the juices of a tropical vegetation, will tell him, if ho reads nature's book, how different tho sandy soil of the south is from the yellow mold of the groat western plains^ Cost of Raising Sugar Beet*. A contributor to The Coniitry Gentleman who writes from Dodge couuty, Neb., says among other things: I have noted something lately in a New York paper expressing doubt of the profit of beet culture to farmers at 55 per ton. There is tho widest ratigo iu tho cost of beot cultviro nnd harvest per acre to different individuals, but in ' Nebraska farmers learn ver3' rapidly to reduce cost. When rent aud fertilization eutor iuto the cost, sucb items must be considered separately, but for mere item of culture it is possible for ft farmer to do the work nt very small expense. I know people who have laid the beets by, including every item of farm work, for $11 or §12 an acre. I believe $25 nu aero to be a very reasonable, fair price after laud is iu good cultivation and reasouably free from weeds, for an average figure for all the cost of cultivating beets per acre, iu- clndiug harvesting and'delivery to factory. There is about twice as much beef us mutton consumed iu Scotland and England. ,

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