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.-£*£''-, 1845. A Family Newspaper:--Devoted to Local and General Intelligence, Agriculture and Advertising.--Independent on all Subjects.--Subscription, One Dollar per Annum, in Advance. 1898. "VOL. 52, 7, 1898. ISTO, 29, m v u u u l u i f t i i i vr iimiuui Home Office, N. W. Cor. Charles Lexington Sts., RESOURCES, June 29, 1 8 9 5 . Paid-up Cnpital §750,000 00 Smplus 3f ),000 00 Reserve Requirement ilnd Undivided Profit 0 , 2 ',767 JO 31,387^07 SO OLDEST AND STRONGEST SURETY COMPANY IN VHESOVin. Becomes surety on bonds of Exceiitorc, Administrators, nnd in all undertakings in Judicial Proceedings. Does nothing to conflict \\itli tho business of lawyers. Accepted by the United States Govcrnmcnl us sole surety on bonds of every description. Becomes surety on bonds of Sheriffs, Registers of Wills, Cloiks of Courts, Collectors and other oflieiafs of States, Cities and Counties Also on bonds of contractors find employes of Bunks. Mercantile House?, Kailroad, Express and Telegraph Companies, nnd on those of Officers of Fraternal Organizations. HERMAN E. BOSLKR, EDWIN WA1VFIEL1), SECRETARY ABD TKE.VSUREK. PKKSID.ENI For Pull Particulars Apply to 0BWRRSEL ft WEHS, ATTORNETS-AT-LAW, . . . - DENTON. MARYLAND. 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! WE DEFY COMPETITION IM CYPRESS SHINGLES. Saw Mill Daily Capacity, 20,000 feet. - ' Plaining Mill Daily Capacity, 40,000 feet. STATE AGENTS FOR ua iir. ... nr nrm Correspondence solicited. Orders promptly filled. FARMERS! LooK to Your Mere Price? Before Get Our Who Are Prepared to Pay Fullest Market Value on Delivery. P. H/GOLT, WYE STATION, QTJEEN ANNE'S fi, E. W. H, DENNY, WYE STATION, S. N, SMITH, WILLOUG HBY, it U it it it It it £ l EUGENE LYNCH, DOWNES, W, H, ANDERSON, DENTON, H. C, HOBBS ,HOBBS, ·W. R. PETERS, HIGKMAN, W, S. LORD, GREENWOOD, G. BURTON, MILTON, E, W, INGRAM, LEWES, Direct Telephone Connections With Queenstown, Sacks Furnished. WILLIAM M. COSH, PEEHSTOWN, MD. I , IWM. HOPPS CO., = I BALTIMORE. MD. HOUSE UHLER --DEALERS IN-- SEASONED PINE (ORIGINAL GROWTH) Framing Sawed to Correct Sizes; hingles; Laths; Flooring; Siding; Lime; Hair; Cement, Etc. AT OUR COAL YARD, AT THE RAILROAD STATION, "Willlse 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. to call on me. having patches in need of repair will do T. TXT, SMITH, DRESS GOODS, I have :\ ijood lino of all-wool Dres Goods, forty tliilcrcnt shades and prices and from 20 to 70 cents per yard. Calicoes, Percales, Ginghams in miiny shades and styles. CLOTHING. I have a nice line of Men's Youth's and Hoy's Clothing. Jlcn's all-wool Suits from $3.00 up; Boy's from Sl.OO up. LIME. Lime SI.00 per barrel; Farmer's Frienc Plows SI.75. LADIES' HATS. A good assortment of Ladies' Trimmed Hats, Latest styles and prices. NOTIONS. A full lino of Notions, Dre.ss Trimmings, JJinids, etc. SHIRTS. Men's Fine Sliirls, JTeckwcnr, Collars and Cuffs. JEWELRY. I can please you in a Clock, Jewelry, or anything of the k i n d . HATS. I have in stock Men's Hats in many colors, shapes and styles. CARPETS. Carpets, Mnitings and Oil Cloth kept in stock at all times. SHOES. Men's, Ladies' and JSoys Shoes in nil the latest styles, at prices to suit all. FURNITURE. If you arc t h i n k i n g of buying Furniture, l e a n snvcyou money. Money saved is money made. HARNESS. I can plon^o you in Carriage Harness, Collars, Bridles," Halters. W h i p Lap Dusters, etc. TRUNKS. I have truiilcs in nil sixes nnd at nil prices. If you »\re t h i n k i n g of buying n Sewing Machine, a Washing Machine or Wringer, Fence Wire, Poultry Wire, Cultivators, Plows. Lime, Salt, Pine nnd Coal Tnr AT LOWEST PRICES, come to me. I keep everything kept in a General Store. No Trouble to Show Goods at Any Time. T solicit \ o n r patronage, W, R, BREEDING, WILLISTON, MD. fiUEEN ANNE'S RAILROAD CO, SCHK11UI,]-; IN Kl-'l'MC'l'iAPRII,. 28, I EnM.w!ird. |BALTO.FERRY| Westward. Leave A. 31. a 30 Arrive A. BALTIMORE TO Arrive A. M. 10 -K 8 16 QUEENST'N. 8 00 Leave. A. M. Railroad Division. P.M. A. M. 6 25 f 0 31 038 C 4 4 0 31 G 53, G-iO C 5 0 702 7 07 7 10 7 2 3 f 7 2 7 731 7 37 7 4 4 7 47, 755 7 5 ^ 800 8 11 8 19 ' 8 22 820 830 835 f 8 48 8 o 2 y 01 9 1 3 U 1(. 9 22 9 20 f 9 3-5 9 50 10 03 f l O 10 f 10 10 U 1 0 2 G f 1041 f 10 48 f 10 54 c l T l u t 11 24 11 30 f l l 38 11 41 f l l 4 0 I I 5d P.M. A . M . STATIONS. Queenstown Wye Mi'.ls, "Wiilonghby D 0 June. Queen A n n o Hillsboro Dowiies Tuckahoc Ilun ton Hobbs Hickmmi Adamsville Greenwood Owens Deputy Kllctulitle Wolfe Milton Wliitesboro, Drawbridge. JSurton, Lewes. Arrive Arrv. A. M. P. M. 7 55 f 7 50 f 7 4 3 f 7 37 A 7 29 7 2 7 f 725 7 2 1 f 7 1 9 7 12 7 0 1 G 5 4 f 6 5 0 r e 46 6 4 0 f 6 3 2 f 6 2 8 f 624 G IS f G O U G 00 f 6 52 f 5 4 0 f 546 540 A. M. P. M. G O O re 5i 5 42 635 523 5 2 1 o M I 1 5 18 505 450 4 30 f 4 8 3 f 4 2 8 :4 20 f 3 5 7 f 3 5 3 f 3 40 3 4 3 f 3 SO 8'2(1 f 312 300 f S 05300 CONNECTIONS. "A" connects nt U. 'Q. Junction for winls on the Delaware Chesapeake il\vo3 - --Ku«tou and Oxford. 'B" connects at Greenwood with Delaware Division of the Philadelphia, Wil- ningtoii Baltimore llailrond. "0" connects at Ellendnlc with Ihc Dcl- iware, Maryland, Virginia Kailrond FOlt Georgetown. Monday only boat leaves Baltimore nt 5.30 a ni. Sunday only, boat loaves Baltimore nt i.OOa. m., and Queenstown nt 5.00 a. m. nnd 4.00 p. in. I. W. THOXBL, Gen. Manager. 0. 0. WALLER, · Gen. Wl Pass. Agt. Chester River Steamboat Comp'y Fall and Winter Schedule. 3oginning November 1st, 1897, the steamer E m m a A. Ford, will leave Cliester- ,o\vn at 8 a. m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, stopping at llolph's, Broker's, Quaker Nock, .Bogle's, Queenstown and K e n t Island. Lcuvo Baltimore 10.30 n. m., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for same landings. Steamer Gratitude will leave Centrc- villu 8 a. in., Tuesday, Thursday and Stituidny, stopping at the landings on Corsica river, Jackson's Creek nnd Rock Hall. Leave Baltimore 10.30 a. m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the same "andings. , BQT'Spocial trip to Hook llnll find return on Saturday's only. Lenve Baltimore 3 p. m., Leave llouk 5.15 p. in. GKO. "WAKFIBLD, President, J. E. TAYLOR, General Ajjent Wanted, To buy n lot of best White Oak Lumber; must bo thoroughly seasoned, in flitch 2A inches thick and 10 feet long, clear of knots. Address and state price. HUDOLPH ANKLA.il, Smithville, Md. With the Additional Floor and Sheif Space Our customers cun more easily make nn examination of Iho Spring Goods which are being received almost daily. In the Dry Goods Department Some f i n e Dress Goods are now shown, and many styles of cheaper fabiics are in stock. Notions and Ladies and Gentlemen's Underwear, More shell-space than ever before is occupied with Shoes, the stock being varied, all selected with care, and the prices will strike you as surprisingly low. Recent wholesale purchases also include much thnt is desirable in the line of Carpets, Mattings, c, Here arc oO rolls of malting, nnd it is^oin;;; ut 10 to 25 cents per ynrd. Handsome Ingrain Carpets now sell at 27, 30 and JO cents per yard. Workiiigmen w i l l find here n lionvy sto.ck of Farm Clothes, which will at onco nltrnct their iiltenlion. The ligures sell then) quickly. J.H. NICHOLS SON, DENTON BRIDGE. A LARGE ASSORTMENT -- OF-- · SPRING* . ° GOODS JUST A Well Selected Stock of HATS AND GAPS. All the Lutcst Styles in Derbies and Straw Goods. DRESS G-OODS. AlMVool Serges, from 32c. to 50c. Molinirs and Henriettas, from 32c, to 70u. Jfovelty Suitings, all-wool, lY.m 25c. up. A Great Variety in Children's Men's mid Women's SHOES. A Good, Solid, Ladies' Shoe for.?l. A Large Stock of Men's Youths' nnd Boys' CLOTHING «t Very Low Prices. Furniture, Glass and Queensware. In fact a n y t h i n g the public may need in ur line, at popular prices. Special Mixture for Potatoes and Tomatoes, ft Rock. Bono and Fish Mixture for Berries. We arc selling tho A D H I A N C K PLATT Platform Binders, Mowers, Hakes, Etc., which aic Guaranteed in every respect. I. IF. NGIIFITLE ' 13RQ., ASDKKSONTOWN. MD. Carpets, Straw Mattings, Rugs, Oil Cloths, AND FURNITURE Headquarters or Drive-well Material, Plows, "Wheelwright nnd JJlacksniith Supplies, Bnild- ng Hardware; Carriage, "\Yngon, Cart and flow Harness, Paints and Oils, Tinware, tlnriicsi nnd Shoe Leather, Washing Machines, Belt Lacing, nnd Steam Packing. TWELVE WITH GOODS ! I hnve n largo stock of linrbcd Wire 3al)le Wire Buckthorn nnd Itihhon Fencing, Poultry Netting, c. TILGHMAN 1IAIIVEY, Burrsville. Md. JAMES SWANN, BEl'KKSKNTINO TheBestl_ife Fire Insurance, DENTON, MARYLAND. PR!CE$8.85-READON) No. O8S. Hracs TYimmed White En- amoli'd Hrdstotl.rnado In 61,48, 42 and 3fl inch widths-- lonuth 7 r inches. It has onu-lnoh puhiis, two inch brass vases nnd (Mrs. This hod ictailsnt fiomSto G doll us. lluv ot tho maker nrul pnve tho middleman's profits. Our Catalogues are mailed for Iho asking. Complete linos of Fimiirnrc, Draperies, Croskoiy, Pictures, Muroig, Stoves, ficfrincra- tuis, Raby Cti.rnajje3, Lamp*, Bedding, ote., arc c uituinrd in these boohs. Our Ii'tlio;ri[)iod Carpet Catalogue slioiv- inn all jioods in hand-painted colors la al^ofrco; if Cnrpet samples arc wanted I'.ail uaSc. in stamps. Drop a postal nt onco in tlio money-savers and remember tlitit we pay frcislit tills month on ;nrchn9PH of Cnrpels, Ji/ncc Ciirtiiiim. 1'orliors ana Huge amounting; to $9 null over. Jollus Mines Son BALTIMORE, MD. AUGTION8ALESI The Greatest, Fairest and Largest Horse- Dealers that Maryland Has Ever Known Are M. FOX SONS. We soil 111010 hordes and cnn SHOW YOU a/IORE HORSES than you can find in any stable in tlio State. DON'T MISS OUR AUCTION SALES! Yon w i l l wonder how cheap wescll horse=. Kvery hor-c oil tired is Sold for What Is Bid, And _\m can Like them home, mid if inis- leprc.-enled ship them b.ick and iri'l \ m r nioncv back. THE LARGEST HORSE DEALERS IN MARYLAND. M. FOX SONS, A U C T I O N i:HIlh AN'I) 1'ROPItl KTOHS, 318-320-322 NORTH ST., IBa.ltijn.ors, Staler Transportation line DAILY STEAPflERS FOR Gieat Choptank, Trappe and Tuckaoe Rivers. iVpril 27th, 1808, stonrn- loavo IV-r o Light Street W h a r f l a i l y except Sundays at~0 p. in., for O.\- nrd, Tnijipe, Cambridge, Chancellor's, * ; ccr.'t:ii-\-, Clark's, Choptank, Lloyd's, Jover Bridge, Kindlon, McCarty's, Knn- -y's, Todd's. "Tower*', Williston, Uiidgo, Uccse's, Coward's, Cov- ··y's, Ilillbboru and Qiiocn Anne. A r r i v i n g at Oxford the following niorn- ng in time for connection with the Dulii- \-.\ro Chesapeake H, J{., and at Cambridge \\ ith the Cambridge Seaford K. H. R e t u r n i n g w i l l leave Ilillsboro, daily \\cept Saturilny at 10 u. in.; Covey's 10.30; 'Jowai-d's 11; \Yillislon 1 p. m.j'Gancy's .-30, .MeC: rty's 2; Kingston 2.15; Dover incite 2.KO; Medford's (Choptunk) J; 'lark's 4.15; Seciotary, 5; Cambridge 7; Ti-'ipjie 8.30 and Oxford 10, stopping at ntonnediiUu laiulii,g«, a r r i v i n g in lihlti- nure ciirli* tho follj\i-ing mornings. I ' A t ' - K N C i K l l K A l ' K b 'IO HA I.'l I V Q K E . Varo lur liomul-lrip-- First-clats, oOe. " " " becond-chi's, 40C. .Straight Fare--Kir^t-slass, 3oc. " " SccDiul-chiss, 30c Ti'reight received u n t i l 5.30 p.m.daily for ill landings. "E. E . W J I K K L E R , Agent, Pier 5 Light St., Baltimore. B. I!. C O U K K , Aircnt at W i l l i s t o n . The Steamer toensboro (CAPT. U . S. U l l O C K W i Y , JlARTKR,) \ V i l l |.h- bctweon G J i K K I N S B O R O U O I I nnd l i A L T I M O I l f f i Weekly, touching at all landings between Greensbor- ough and Dun ton. On and sifter J u l y 4, steamer w i l l leave for Baltimore every M o n d a v HEIGHTS MODERATE, " CAPACITY AMPLE The patioimge of our merchants and nrmi'is solicited that this lino may bo :indc .1 succcso. f u l l information by inn i r i n g of G H O l t G B If. DILL, AGSST, D.S U U O C K W A Y . MASTKR, Greens borough, Jrd. Or IIAKKY A. KOE, AOKNT, Dcnton, 5Id. JS@"Liirgo granaries nlwaj-s rcnJy to receive grain. I S T H E T I M E A N D NOW REED'STM^ TO GET BARGAIN? ifl HARNESS! If in IIPPC! ol a n y t h i n g in my line it will to your ndvuiitagc to e x a m i n e what I i n v e to show before purelu'sing cUewhcro. My stock ineUulfs Duslcis, Sheets, Ply Nets, K a r T i p s , "Whip^ Ilarnei-s as low as 37, Hund-mado Harness to order, Collars, Uridlcs, A x l e and Harness Oil, "Whip Sockets, Pads of nil kinds. repaired and cleaned nt W. S. REED, IVnton. Md. short notice. · ·^ P E R C Y DUNNING, CONSTABLE AND COLLECTOR, DKNTOA', AIARVLAKD Reference Dcnton National Dank. THE PATH ACROSS THE FIELDS, Around mo ·«»·, flic beauty Which only Miunnvr j iclds-- The shadow of tho woodland, The bounty of tlm fields, Tlio Rlcnni o£ shining waters, The murmur of tlio sea-- Tli= vnriucl liook of nature, AH opcnurl wide for me! .Amid these scones of bcnufy I spied a pathway there, All Howcrk-jS and tlnbty, All hard and brown and bnro. No d.imty gown swept over, No foot in dalliance strayed Alonx Hie narrow limit Thu dead of toil had mode. But wc.iry men nnd women At morn and ove did pass Bosido tho way unshaded, Amid tho tunbiirnt gni=s. Their blcp was slow nnd lionvy', Their gfliincnts lioro the soil Of Iho hard world's «rim workday. The} \\allied tlio way of toll. So close ag.imst our pleasure Is tho undertone of care, Of those who, nil Viiibheltered, The hont and buidcn bear, And (he fair summei memory Succt haivost. to mo yields, Yet ever lives the picture Of the path across the ficldsl --Harper's Ba7!ir. A SOCIETY COUPLE. They hrtcl agreed to differ about it. Husbands aud wives who agree without differing are a. trifle old fashioned and grumpy nowadays. Husbands and wives who differ without agreeing are also somewhat behind those timos when a certain calm independence is the fashionable keynote of marital existence, iind Mr. and Mrs. Buller wero eminently up to date. The first two years of their married life had beou spont practically out of the world in consequence of the state of health of Mr. Buller's tather. Then had come their succession to the property and a'period of retirement--they were a trifle old fashioned in those days, it will be seen--and then they had launched out into the world of society. They went with the stream with that enthusiasm which not infrequently attends new experiences. She was an extremely pretty and dainty little personage, with charming wit, and a very few weeks of social life put quite an extraordinary polish on her. He was good looking, too, not particularly clever, hut quite capable of following tho load set him by his fellows and cheery and good natured withal. There was plenty of money. They became immensely popular and found a thorough going society life altogether delightful. The head of each was a little turned perhaps by the end ot their first season. They had become so very modern. But neither could have said how the idea first suggested itself to him or her that their relations with cue another needed shortening up. They did not discuss the subject. Neither was aware, indeed, that it had presented itself to the other. But each was secretly convinced that tho. old "spoony" relations would not do. It was ridiculous to care i'or tbo society of your husband or wife. It was "the thing" to live independent lives. Independent lives, however, are not always, it appears, to be achieved at a word by two wholesome minded young people living in the same house and sharing the same round of pleasures. Delia Duller was a coquette, but there was a touch of delicato haughtiness in her and sfce was incapable of a vulgar flirtation. Also George Buller would have been incapable of jealousy where she was concerned, old fashioned traits in each which hinted that their regeneration was not complete. So that when at last a tangible subject of dispute presented itself husband and wife nlike jumped at it with avidity. The subject in question was thoroughly up to date, which was as it should bo. At first, it cost Mr. Buller a pang to realize that the side be had accidentally adopted was that behind tho times. But he had in obstinate liber in him, so he nail- id his colors to the mast like a man. Tho moot point was the bicycle craze. He would have none of it, in any shape or torm; he derided it whero men were concerned; for women he declared it not unsuitable--he knew his age better than that--but, what was far worse, i'i- diculously unbecoming. Mrs. Buller, on the other hand, threw herself Jito the movement heart and soul. Her bicycle was i'or her the center of the universe. Nothing could iiave been better. The husband and wife agreed to differ, as has been said, in most approved fashion, and cor the rest of tho season they hardly met. For people who had arrived at so desirable an understanding, however, they were arguing tho question rather hotly as they sat over tho dinner tablo on a certain evening in February. They were tete-a- tote, a state of things which each felt to be highly ridiculous. They bad come down for the hunting-- j that is to say, Mr. Buller intended ' to h u n t ; Mrs. Bullor no longer followed tho hounds, since it is not as yet feasible to do so on a bicycle. And there was to be ah unavoidable interval of two days before their house would be full. "Where does the fun come inl" Mr. Bullei- was demanding indig- uintly; "that's what I can't make out! Oi'course, ouo wouldn't caro Tbout the thing being dangerous if :he game was worth the candlo." Lady Buller was drawing patterns on the tablecloth with her dessert fork. 'That's obvious," she returned with spirit, "or you wouldn't want to ride a horrid horse." "Horses don't 'skid'--or, what ever you call it." "Bicycle= don't shy--neither do they rear." Mr. Bullet: rose wrathfully am' walked to {he fireplace, taking up : majestic position on the hearthrug "One thing its, you'll soon bo tire of it," ho observed. "You nevei keep a t h i n g up for long." "You made that remark lasl spring," was the answer, given vith xc'inarkable heat, "sind you were wrong, yon-seo." "Lots of women have got tired ol it, though," taid Mr. Buller shifting his ground disingenuously. "Eveiy one says it was a craze, and it's go ing out. And I'm not so sure," he added vindictively, "that you are at keen about it as you wero. There wasn't half so much fuss over the confounded thing on the jouiney down as \vc had last time." Mrs. Bnllcr ro:-.e i-mpetuously. She appeared to have lost her temper. "I love it more than ever,'' she cried, "and I always shall,' 1 with which incoherent observation she 1 withdrew. Tho breakfast room was empty when Mr. Buller strolled down at about half past 10 on the following morning. This did not surprise him, but the message delivered to him by the servant did. "Mrs. Buller told me to say, if you please, sir,"said theman, "that she has ridden over to Fernhill on her bicycle, and will lunch there." "What time will she be back?" demanded her husband. "About 5 o'clock, sir," was the answer. Mr. Buller unfolded his newspaper and ground his teeth. "The whole day!" he ejaculated to himself. "Well, I must say- However, she'll be tired. Forty miles there and buck, nnd then she'll go to sleep all the evening. Well, hanged if I care I Wonder at what time she started, and how far she's got." As a matter of fact, though Mrs. Buller had started some time since, she had not made any remarkable progress. It was a delightful spring- like day, but the state of tho roads was not all that could be desired. At this ^identical moment she was walking along a particularly nu pleasant combination of ruts and mud, wheeling her bicycle. Mrs. Buller had her detractors, as have all successful people, and there was those who said she rode a bicycle because she looked so well in the dress. Her snort, tailor made frock and neat hat certainly suited her to perfection this morning, and her little feet, in the daintiest imaginable bhoes, were a delight to behold. But Mrs. Buller did not appear to be thinking of her appearance just then--she was obviously taking no pleasure in it. Her piquant face was rosy with air and exercise, but it was distinctly overcast in expression, and her every movement, as she wheeled her machine with incredible carelessness over tho ruts, was expressive of boredom aud disgust. The bad bit of road passed, she stood for an instant contemplating her bicycle with an indescribable expression. "I shall never bo able to give the thing up,"she said to herself despairingly. "Never! If I did, he'd think I wanted-- Oh, what a bore it is!" She mounted as she spoke with a despairing sigh. Perhaps she was careless, perhaps the wheel slipped. At any rate the next thing of which sho was aware was ;» general upheaval of the universe, which left her lying in the road with, a broken bicycle bcbide her and every bone in her body, as it seemed, dislocated. "Oh, what a fool I : ve been!" she wailed despairingly, and then she fainted. It was not a lonely road fortunately, and sho was soon found and taken home. The doctor was sent for and enjoined by Mr. Buller on his departure to come again in the evening, and on coming down stairs ftl'ter his second visit he found Mr. Buller hanging about in the hall. The doctor did not wait to be questioned. "Going on splendidly," he said cheerily. "Feverish tonight, of course. But with u broken arm and a very nasty sprained ankle that's only to be expected." For a man whose sentiments toward his wife are of an eminently philosophical nature Mr. Buller was looking extraordinarily pale and wretched. He drew ft quick sigh of satisfaction; then ho said, with- an air of stern superiority which ill disguised an undertone of ferocious vindictiveiiess: "Wretched things, these bicycles! I've always said so.'' Then ho added: "Is there any reason why I shouldn't see my wife? Would it do any harm, I mean 5" Tho doctor screwed up his lips doubtfully. "Well,'' ho said, "no; hardly that. But she is feverish, as I said, and if she would rather be quiet-why, her wishes must be respected, you know." Confound it!'' ejaculated the husband, nnd, wheeling round, ho stood staring into the fire. "Going out tomorrow?" inquired Dr. Willoughby as he drew on his gloves. The hounds wore to meet the next day. "I don't know." "I should, if I werej'ou," was the answer. "There's nothing to be anxious about in your wife's condition, and fine's better quiet, you know." A gloomy man was Mr. Buller, tp judge from his appearance as lie eat in his smoking room that night, and a gloomy man was he as he camo down next morning. Ho had been to Mrs. Buller's door and had been sternly denied admittance. He pulled himself together, however, at the meet, nnd answered the numerous inquiries after his wife with an off- hnnd nonchalance which did him credit. There was a long interval of standing about by the cover, and Mr. Buller's mare, a young one, could not stand it. When they got away eventually, she bolted, rushed at a fence, missed it and came down heavily. "What a jolly good thing!" murmured Mr. Buller as he eank into unconsciousness. It was Dr. Willoughby who undertook to break the news of her husband's accident to Mrs. Buller. She was more feverish tliat afternoon and dreadfully depressed, but he set about his task with the slightest possible circumlocution. "Well, Mrs. Buller," io said, "you're not to have the sick list all to yourself after all. Horses can play tricks, it seems, as well as bicycles." Mrs. Buller turned her head sharply. She was a good deal bruised, and there was little else that she could turn. "What do you mean?" she de. manded as the color rushed into her woebegone face. "Not George?" Then, as she read assent in the doctor's face, she turned white to her lips. "Oh!"' she gasped, with n sudden change of tone. "Ho's not hurt badly?" "Hurt badly? No, of course not," returned the doctor cheerily. "A very neatly fractured leg, that's all--a companion to your arm. Nothing to faint about, 1 assure you." "I'm not going to faint," declared Mrs. Buller--indeed, a considerable amount of color had come back to her choeks, and her eyes were dancing. "Poor old boy! I'm dreadfully sorry." Her voice gave a curiously different meaning to the words. "I know what horrid pain it is, don't 1? But I've always told him that horses were quite as--I mean, I've always said fhat you run groat risks with horses. How did it happen, doctor? Is he pretty comfortable? . Is there anything I have for my arm that he would like? Take him some of those grapes, will you? He'll be so thirsty." During tho weeks that followed the respective attendants on Mr. and Mrs. Buller had a very busy time of it. Each patient took quite an extraordinary interest in the symptoms and progress of the other, and each was, of course, confined to his or her room. It was all quite impersonal. Mrs. Buller's eyes were hardly opened in the morning before her nurse must repair to Mr. Buller's door to inquire whether he Lad been able to sleep or whether his leg had felt--this, that or the other--as her arm hlid done. Mr. Buller could not rest easily for an hour together without full and particular information as to the particular position in which Mrs. Buller found her ankle gave her least pain. Mrs. Buller had flowers sent her, and the lion's share had to go to her husband's room. Mr. Buller found something particularly entertaining in the illustrated papers, and it must forthwith be taken to Mrs. Duller. Of course it was only human, as Mrs. Buller assured herself at frequent intervals, to take an interest in another fellow creature who was suffering just as you yourself were suffering and in tho very 6ame house. Of course, as Mr. Buller assured Dr. Willoughby more than once, it was rather a lark to compare notes. The sprained ankloinade progress quicker than the broken limbs. When Mrs. BulJor was able to be juoved to a sofa, Mr. Buller being still in his bed, Dr. Willoughby suggested that Mrs. Buller should fce wheeled into his room and pay Lim a little visit. "I dare say he's very dull, poor thing!" she said. "I don't know that there is any reason why I should not go today." "I don't know that there is," said Dr. Willoughby. So that afternoon here was great activitj' in both sickrooms. Mr. Buller's nurse had to arrange flowers, to put away this, o straighten that and to shake up he cushions of the armchair '» doz- (Conlimicil on Fourth IMgc.) Tired Even. People speak about their eyes being tired, meaning that the retina, or seeing portion, of the eye is fa- :iguecl, but such is not the case, as :he retina hardly ever gets tired. The fatigue is in the inner and outer muscle attached to tho oyebalband the muscle of accommodation which fcurrounds the Ions of the eyo. When a near object is to be looked at, this inusctfc relaxes and allows the lens to thicken, increasing its refractive power. The inner and outer muscles are usod in covering ' the eye on tho object to be looked at, the inner ono being especially used when a near object is looked at. It is in the three muscles mentioned that the lutigue is felt,-and relief is secured temporarily by closing the eyes, or gazing at far distant objects. The usual indication of strain is a redness of the rim.of tho eyelid, betokening n congested state of the inner surface, accompanied with KOIHO pain. Sometimes this weariness indicates tho need of glasses rightly adapted to the person, and iu other ctiicstlic true remedy is to massage the eye and its surroundings as far as may be with the hand wet in cold wnt.r.

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