Denton Journal from Denton, Maryland on June 11, 1898 · Page 1
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$rffee£$^^^ "i?TM??--sS~iis--~ --'-- 1845. A Family Newspapar:--Devoted to Local and General Intelligence, Agriculture and Advertising.--Independent on all Subjects.--Subscription, One Dollar per Annum, in Advance. 1898. . 52, 11, 1898.. IsTO, GREATER OAK HALL GREATER OAK HALL This leap into summer Means changing of stocks, the push of selling summer clothes harder than ever, and the change of prices to suit the push of selling. We've got nothing to do hut sell. The store is packed with clothes: we're peculiarly-pressed for room for soldier-tailoring:. we mustn't let a lot lag or'.an ·opportunity pass to hurry sales. Whoever is a money-saver --woman or man--now's a money-saving time in Greater Oak Hall. Depend on us for quality and save the most you can. There are $7.50 Suits for S5 There are $10 Suits for $7.50 There are $15 Suiis for $10 There are $20' Suits for $13.50 There are $25 Suits for $15 There's no scarcity here of good clothes--no scarcity of sizes to let every mouey-saver save and get his size. None so keen as woman in judging- values. We know that, and we're conducting the women's and girls' clothes-business on the basis of newest stylish goods at better than other's prices. Better still just now. Suits yvorth $15 for $8.75 Suits worth $!6.50 for $10 Suits worth $18 for $12 Suits worth $25 for $15 Railroad fare paid on purchases of reasonable amount. Wanamaker Brown Sixth and Market, Phila. Peerless Machine Shops, EJASTOW, MIX PEERLESS TRACTION ENGINES, | PEERLESS EPARATORS, _PPEERLESS SELF-FEEDERS! PEERLESS WEIGHERS. AND BAGGERS, PEERLESS SAW MILLS, . PEERLESS PORTABLE, DOMESTIC AND STATION RAY ENGINES-AND BOILERS. OUR GUARANTEE: We will guarantee our Peerless Threshing Rigs will do more work and better work than any : other make, of machine on the in irket, or we wi.l p i n - t h e m side and side and take the best for noney. Also Imperial .Stackers by the car load. Repairing in all branches. Bicycles repaired, re-enameled and nickle-plated at. Reasonable prices. For particulars call on or address for catalogue. a. M. wiNCAni), 'Telephone call No. 35. : Near P. W. B. R. R. Depot. . 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 trom Manufacturers, · - " ^^_^__ North, Carolina Pine, Our Specialty! ' : , m DEFY COMPETITION IK CYPRESS SHIHGLES, Saw Mill Daily Capacity, 20,000 feet. Plaining- Mill Daily Capacity, 40,000 feet. STATE'AGENTS FOR solicited. Orders promptly filled. HOUSE UHLER, --DEALERS IN-- "/SEASONED PINE (ORIGINAL GROWTH) t Framing Sawed to Correct Sizes; Shingles; Laths; Flooring; / Siding; Lime; Hair; Cement, Etc, : AT OUR COAL YARD, AT THE RAILROAD STATION, Will be kept or^ hand a supply of First-Class Morea Stove Coal. It is the best! Farmers are informed that we furnish ICerrBros.'.Wrightsville Land Lime. Now is the time to give yonr-order. Satisfaction guaranteed. liW DSUGS AND MEDICINES. | | §·§ if Some Miscellaneous Articles well worthy of mention, because of their quality and price, are: BEDSTEADS, ROCKING CHAIRS, DINING CHAIRS, CANE-SEAT CHAIRS, STRAW MA TTING, OIL CLOTHS, LINOLEUM. COOD SHOES Must be mentioned with the first. We have Ladies' Oxfords, Misses Oxfords, and Men's Patent Leather,Russet and Black. You can secure just what you want, to suit your foot, and the price will suit you» J.H. NICHOLS SON. QDEEN ANNE'S RAILROAD J)0, ;.i-; ix ni'i-'iccT APKII.. 23, isns. . IBALTO.FERRYI w« iCUV P.M. Ar'iv P. M Leave I. M. Arrive P. M. I J A I / m i O K E Arrive A. M. 11 00 I- · TO 8 10 G 00 QUEENST'N. 8 20 10 Lcnve. A. M. A iv A. M, 4 45 IjGllV A. M Railroad Division. ICIIV. fjeilVC '. M. A. M. 025 G 3 1 G3S G 4 4 051 cr;; G. r )5 G50 702 7 0 7 7 JO 723 7 2 7 731 737 7 4-1 7 4 7 755 75? 800 811 819 822 8 2 G 830 835 f 8 4 3 8 o-2 U 01 9.13 910 922 0 2 G f 9 3 5 955 1000 I' 10 10 f 10 10 1110 20 f l O - J l f 10 48 f 1054 ell 15 f l l 24 11 30 f l l 38 1141 f l l J o 11 50 P. St. A. M. STATIONS. Quccnstown Uloomingdiilc Wye lliils \Viiloii»liby D C .Tune. Queen A n n e Hillsbbro Downes Tuckalioo Denton Uiibhs llickinnn Ailauisvillo G-rc'oiiwood Owohs Deputy Ellcndnle Wolfe Milloti Whitcsboro, Drawbridge. liui'ton, Lewes. Arrive A. M. irrv. P.M. ' 7 5-3 f 750 f 743 f 7 37 A 7 29 7 2 7 f 7 25 721 f 7 19 7 1-2 7 Ol G 5 4 f G 50 f f 4 6 G 40 f G32 f 628 f G 2 4 018 f 600 G O O f 5 Q 2 f 5 4 9 f 5 4 5 5 40 000 f 5 5 1 5 4 2 535 523 521 5 1C f 5 13 505 450 439 f 4 33 f 4 2 8 K4 20 f 357 f.353 f 8 4 9 343 f 3 3 0 320 f 3 1 2 309 f.SOo 300 A. M. P. M. CONNECTIONS. , . ·A" connects at D. C. Junction.for )oiuts on the Dclmvaro Ghcsnponko llnilwny--Easlou and Oxford. 1 J5" connects at Greenwood with Dclti- wnrc-Division of the Philndelphjii, Wilmington Baltimore Knilroml. 'C" connects nt Ellendnle with the Delaware, Maryland, Virginin Railroad FOR Georgetown. Sunday only, bout loaves Ejiltimore at 9.00 a. m., nnd Qiiecnstowu at 5.30 a. m. and 4.30 p. in. I. W. TROXKF., ' C. C. WALLKII, Gen. Manager. Gen. Fv't Puss. Agt. ieeler Transportation Line · D A I L Y STEAMERS FOR Gieat Cuoptank, Trappe and Tuciahoe Riiers. On mid after Mny 22d, 1898, stcum- ers will leave Picv 5 Lisjht Street "Wharf daily except Sundays a t ^ G p. m., for Oxford", Trappo, Cambridge, Chancellor's, Secretary, Clark's, Choptank, Lloyd's, Dover Bridge, Kingston, McCiirty's, Gunny's, Todd's. Towers', Williston, Tucknlipc Bridge, Ueosc's, Coward's, Covey's, Hillsboro. and-Queen Anne. Arriving at Oxford the following morning in time for connection with tho Delti- ·wnrc Chesapeake K. II., and lit Cambridge witb the Cambridge Seaford R. 1{ Returning will leave Jlillsboro Monday?, Tuesdays, "Wednesdays, Thursdays, iiir.1 Fridays at 10 n. m.j Covey's 10.30; Cownrd's 11; Willisloit 1 p. in.; Giiney's 1.30; McCarty's '2; Kingston 2.15; Dover Bridge 2.30; Mcdford's (Choptauk) 4 Clark's 4.15; Secretary, G; Cambridge 7 Trappe 8.30 nnd Oxford 10, stopping at intermediate landings,. arriving in Baltimore early the following mornings. SUNDAY STKAMKK von BALTIVORK. Steamer will leave for Baltimore on Sundays ns follows: Wiiyinnn's, 4.80 a. m. Covey's, 500; Coward's, 5.15; "WilliUon 0.30; Gnncy's, 0.-J5; Kingston, 7.15; Dovci Bridge, 7.30; Clioptnnk, 8.80; Seeretnry 9.30; Cambridge, 10.80; Trappe, 11.45; Oxford, 1.00 p. in., a r r i v i n g in Baltimore n G.OO p. m., the same clay. Freight received until 5.30 p.m.dftily fo all land ings. E. E. "WHEELER, Agent, Pier 5 Light St., Baltimore. B. B. COIIKE, Agonl at Williston. A LARGE ASSORTMENT --OF-SPRING 11 ii . ·· GOODS VJv .5 A Woll Seh-cted Stock of HATS AND CAPS. All the Latest Styles in Derbies nnd Straw Goods. DRESS G-QQDS. \JM\ r ool Soi'!?c?, from 32c. to 50c. \lolmir? anil Ifcnricttns. from :i2e. lo 70c. S'oveHv S 11 i tin gs, nil-wool, IV jm 'Joe. up. (!i-c«t Ynriply in Children's - Men's ami Women's SHOES. A Good, Solid, Indies' Slioo Tor SI. A Large Stock of .Men's Youths' and Boys' CLOTHING at Very Low Prices. FurnitflFe, Glass and Queensware. In fact anything the public may need in am- line, nt popular prices.; Special M i x t u r e for Potatoes :inrl Toinn- toes, ft JJock, Jiono nnd l^isli Mixture Cor Jiorrios. ' .Vo are selling; tlie ADKIA.NCK PLA.TT Platform Jiinclors, Mowers, Hakes, · y,t:., which aic Oiniraiilccil in every respect. ·I. W. ISUJ'T^LE ' I3I3Q., ANDKHSONTOWN. MD. . Carpets, Straw - Mattings, Rugs, Oil Cloths, A N D FURNITURE Headquarters 'or Drive-well Material, Plows, "Wheel-' vright nnd Blacksmith Supplies, Uuild- ng Hardware; Carriage, "Wagon, Cart and 'low Ilnrness, Paints and Oils, Tinware, Inrncs.1 and Shoe Leather, "Washing 3tii- liincs, Belt Tjiiciiis;, and Steam Packing. TWELVE ROOMS TOB GOODS! I have a largo stock of Barbed Wire ?nble Wire Buckthorn and Ribbon Fon- jing, Poultry Netting, c. , TILGIIMAN HABVEY, ' Burrsvillc. Sid. A Pleased .Customer is The Best Advertisement. A little molicy does the business here, itu^our unsurpassed l i n e of .- · NEW GOODS is ready for your inspcctio'!. Why look ilsowlicrc when you can buy just what fou wnnt in the way uf Men's, Boys' and Youth's Clothing, Huts, Cnps, Shoes, nnd the most modern Hitterns in Shirts, Collars and Neckwear it prices much LOWER THAN THE LOWEST. \ V e n l s n c n r r y a f u l l and complete lino of Ury Goods in the latest designs and colors, as well as a very large assortment of ladies' ' ' Dress Slcirts, which are imide of slylish and dimihlc material. We will begin this season with Bargains. We will end this season ivilii Bargains. "When in need of a n y t h i n g in our lino a eall will convince yon. YOURS von BARGAINS. THE BALTIMORE BAHRAIN STORE. x. 1UDGELY, MD. Is your Home, Furniture, Grain, Live Stock, or oter Property Insured Against Loss by FIREORLIGHTNINGi If not, if you w i l l apply to one of tilt Agents of tl.e OF DOVER. DEL you enii obtain insurance nt lo\v vales. Th Company is Mutual, and yon will only pa) vlmt tlie insurance cos,ts, as nny amount ii ExcessofCost Willte Returned in Dividends or nt termination of policy. WM. DENNY, Secretary. From FACTORY to CONSUMER. *) ,39 buys this Jexnct) Italian Hooker. , the largest size ' over maile : per i dozen, $J-i.BO. ' Our ii c w lia-, pugo ciltuloguc ' conlaiiiinc ^ur- i nilui-c, Draperies, Crockery, Haby Carriages, Kef liberators, | Stoves, Lamps, Pictures. Mir( ' rors, Bcililing, etc., is yours for tlie I n9kin"r. Snuciul supplements just issued are nlso free. Write to-dny. I CAltl'E'r CATALOGUE in litho- prnplied colors is also mailed frco. Writo for it. II yon wish samples, scud 8c. stamp. M a t t i n g samples also I rnniled for Sc. All Carpet-*sewed free tliit mniitli ami treifflit lni«l oii $9 iMirclinaca and over. $7,45 buys n mado-to-your-meas- uro All-Wool Cheviot Suit, cxpreasaso prepaid to your station. Write for frcB cnta- loguo aud samples. Address (exactly as bcJow), ' JULIUS HIKES SON,' Dept. 909. BALTIMORE, MD. 5c, a Yard, Our Motto is to Sell You Good Goods at Bottom Prices. W K 1 N Y L T K Y O U R ATTENTION this week to our line of Ladies' Slippers and Oxfords \vlitch have j i i - t ai l i v e d , and arc second to none. We have all giado-:, black and tail, ind all prices. Wo h:ive received this \vook a l « n A lot of * LADIES'SHOES, c h c i p iii price 1 but liisli in quality. We can M 1 !! you a pair of shoes fur · 1 BL.!io mid guarantee them to ijivc satisfaction. You o"n;lit to SPC our irk'2-i, !?1.")0 and §2.00 ^Kifli's. lj;ulic.;' Shoes in stock r a n g i n g n price from 6Bc. to $3.50 per Pair. \V sro.Hl j-iiKik also of M KN'S BOYS 1 iwl i ; l I [ L D ! l K N ' S S H O W S Hce them iu£re purchasing. The season is here for STRAW HATS ind \i,e have them in n i l prices mid style?. liaise remeinlier our low prices on Clotll- · g Suits for Men, from §1.75 to $10.00. When You Paper Your House, G i v e as a call for Paper. We have all grades, and are soiling at the right prices --same us nil our goods are sold nt. · Ciiao in and see us. DENTON, MD. THE SPOT GASH STORE. Insolvent.Notice. William G. Ui'iUllcy v?. ITis Creditors. In the Circuit Cont't for Caroline county. The jmieoediiigs in the nliovc entitled case havini; been read aiul considered, Iho court hci'oby approves llic election of T. L'liny IVlter, permanent trustee for the benefit of the creditor* of the w i t h i n n a m ed VVilliniii (J. I'ni'llcy, insolvent, ami the s:url T. I 3 !in_c l-'ihui, a-, p e r m a n e n t tnis- loi\ after c-\'i-ciitiu^ and liliug n good and ilViuut bond lo tbu Stuti; of JEuryhuiG. in the M i n i of one hundred dollars, conditioned fov the faithful discharge o f h i s ditties us such trustee, and after ifs approval, is hero by authorized aud directed to pro- cuud with the (!.\ceution of his trust. And it is further ordered llmt the said petitioner appear before the Circuit Court for Caroline county on the fourth Monday of J u n e next, to nnswor such hiteiToga- tories aud allegations as bis creditors, endorsers or sureties may propose or ullage against him, niul that lie give utleast forty days notice thereof to his creditors, which s;iid notice shnll be published weekly for tlie period of forty d:iys by inserting a copy of this .order in some newspaper p r i n t e d in Carolina comity once n week for the said period of forty days. Wj\L U. MAliTIN. True cnpv--Test: C 1 I A H U K S AV. HO UBS, Clerk. WIGGLESBY'S LOVE. Examiners' Notice. We. llic undersigned, h a v i n g been nji- poiut'nl by tlio comity commissioners of C.'ii'oliue county to outer upon, examine, and, if I'ouiHl nocctsar.r, lay down n public roiul, licjjiiiiiii]}; on the roiul from l''eder- alb-lmr^ lo Duiiion, mi a l i n o between tlie lnmls ol" William Trico ami S. Collins mid r u n n i n g eastward between the lands of \Villinni Trice and C. Lewis in it straight line, crossing the lauds of C. Lewis iviid J. 1 ItISIOT; thpncc southeast to :i line between I'uiids of IF. V. Trit-n and TV Trice; tlienoc! eastward Lo V. V. Covey's line; thciico to c'onnly road lunding from Kinitli- villo to Kudcriilsbiiru, lioroby jjivc notice Unit on "WEDNESDAY, J L J N E lo, 1898, nt 9 o'clock :i. in., we will meet nt said placo of beginning to execute our commission. The Comity Surveyor will please nttciul without furtlu-r notice. L. .1. I5LOXSOM, L. N. TODD. ULIAS W. "WILLIAMSON, May 11, 1808. Examiners. 11. I'LUMMKTl, J, B. FLETCHER, Greensboro. Preston. Notice of Election Supervisors. Tho iSupervisois of Election for Cni- oline eountv, Md , hereby e;tve notice that they will meet :it their ofliec in DeiUou, J U N K N t h , 1803, at 10 o'clock a. in., for tlie purpasc ot'iippoiiitiug Officers of Eeg- istivition for llio ensuing yciii 1 . who shall nlso net us judges of election for their respective election districts of Caroline coun- tv aforesaid. 1!. J'KANK KDGELL, President, \f. W. SEWARD, JAS. T. SYLVKSTEll, Uaard of Election Supervisors for Caroline (Jo., Mil. Wliou n man has lived to tho mature age of 40 outside the palo of matriiliouy suul during the last half flozoii years of that period has scarcely looker! at a woman, there IH very little hopo for him. Such, at least, was the case with liuzekiah \Vigglcsby. Whenever Wigglesby saw himself in his.mir- ror, which happened once a day, when he shaved himself (not being vain or a woman, Wigglesby had no occasion to consult it ofteiiei 1 ), he had a deplorable habit of addressing congratulatory remarks to his re- lioction in the glass on the fact that they--he and the" shadow--were "able to get along without tho silly KO.\," as Wigglesby alliteratively expressed it. I use the tonii deplorable, and it certainly is, deeply so, \vhen an otherwise sensible mail "is addicted to liiiking to himself in tho glass and trying to deceive himself into the belief that ho is a perfectly happy uud contented old bachelor, when such a thing is an utter anomaly uud impossibility. Wigglesby know at the bottom of bis heart that the life he was leading was-unsatisfactory and incomplete, that his daily self congratulations wero a hollow mockery and a fnrce, and one thing more than all else that caused him to realize this was an occasional glimpse which was vouchsafed him of a plump young widow who had recently moved into the roomy old farmhouse across the way. For years the place opposite had been what is known as "an abandoned farm," but it had lately come into the possession of Mrs.' Wiltsey, a substantial and pleasant looking widow, who, in company with a ; younger sister, had moved there from the city to engage in the fascinating and (sometimes) profitable pursuit of chicken raising. : Until they came Wigglesby 's daily i vision had been undisturbed by the ; eight of a woman, save when one happened to drive by, and in that case there was no- law compelling Wigglesby to look at her, and he usually didn't. Wigglesby attended to himself after a fashion of his own which was certainly original, though it probably would bother him some to secure a patent on it. * He bad a way of making a bed, for instance, so that nobody on earth except Wigglesby himself could tell' which end was intended for the head and which the foot, and sometimes he couldn't. And when it came to baking flapjacks, n dish of which he was very fond,.Wigglesby usually distributed tho dough impartially over the top of the stove, the griddle and the floor, so that when he got through preparing the meal the kitchen looked as if the battle of Bunker Hill hud. been fought over again on the spot, with dough for ammunition. It was one of those interesting oo- casions -- when Wigglesby was struggling with a refractory batch of flapjacks, I mean--that ho received his first call from Sirs. Wilt- soy, the plump widow across tho way. He had a griddle full of flapjacks baked on one Bide, and lie.wns making n heroic effort to turn them over, using a table knife for that purpose, so they could bake on the other, when a pleasant face suddenly- appeared in the half opened doorway and a musical voice said: "Excuse mo! This is Mr. Wiggles- by, 1 presume?" The flapjack which Wigglesby was in the act of turning dropped with a, thud to the floor, and poor Wiggles- by turned all the colors of th'e rainbow at once and incoherently stammered : "N-n-uo -- I ill-mean yes,' I'm M-Mr. Wiggs--I should say Wig- glesby, and--and','-"And I'm Mrs. Wiltsey, your new neighbor, and I can't find my tack hammer, nnd I would like to borrow yours a little while if you don't mind lending it. But I see I'm interrupting your work, and--pardon me, but your flapjacks are burning. Allow me to turn them for you, won't you? There, now they are all right, but you really need a"-"Oh, iiol N-no, I don't!" interrupted Wigglesby hastily. "Really, j'i "Why, yes, you do, Mr. Wiggles- by," calmly went on the plump widow. "You need a regular pancake turner! They only cost a fow cents, and you would find it ever eo much handier than a knifo for suoh work." "Gosh, that was a. narrow escape 1 I thought site was going to say a--n wife," muttered Wigglesby to himself as he dashed out of the room m search of the tnck hammer. · "Thank you very mnchl" said Mrs. Wiltsoy, with a grateful tnm'le, when Wigglesby returned with the required article. "It is real kind of you to lend your hammer, and I ·will be suro to bring it back tho minute I'm through using it." "You're w.elcome, I--I'm euro, and --and there's no hurry about bringing it back," Wigglesby managed to stammer as his fair-caller took her departure with the-hammer. After she was gone Wigglesby was unaccountably nervous and dejected. His bachelor bosom had suddenly become filled with n vague unrest, a new, strange longing. Gould it be that, after all, there, was something lacking in the life he was leading? He wandered restlessly about from room to room, and somehow the big house had never seemed tqjiini ap empty as it did the.n. Next day there came u timid knock at tho door. Wigglcsby's heart jumped up into his throat, ami he straight way forgot every word of the gracious speech he had planned so carefully. "Just my luck!" he groaned, and then, hastily pulling himself together, he hlavlcd Lur the door, groping blindly around iu his mind in tho inuamvliilu for his mislaid speech. LVluru lio reached the doorway ho had found it once more, ami all iniglit yet have been well were it not for the fact thut iu^-tend of bringing back tho hammer herself Mrs. Wiltsoy hart sent it by her younger sister. When \Viggleshy opened the door ;;ml Maw a girl standing there with something in her hand exteiiiled toward h i m , the smile on his facosud- denly vanished, and bo waved bes. 1 tiwiiy w i t h : "Don't want Ruythiiiy today, uiit-s. I never buy from"-"But 1 don't want you to buy it," .she "This is your tack Lanmicr, and my sister said to tell you she waa ev'or and over KO much obliged lor t h e ntc ol 1 it. :l "Er--excuse me, liiiht;!" .stammered Wigglesby. "I--I--took you for a--one of the confounded--er--I should any, i'emale agents, and I-fact is, I--er--oh, Lord, why didn't your sister cmiic with it herself? Then this wouldn't have happened." And with this somewhat lame and incoherent conclusion to his attempted apology Wigglesby seized the tack hammer and fled, leaving bis astonished caller still standing at the door. When Maud Maxwell (for such was the young woman's name), upon her return, laughingly related to her sister the particulars of her interview with Mr. Wigglesby,she wound up by saying, "Don't you think La must be just a trifle cracked, Kittie?" And, with a smile of superior intelligence, the astute Kittie, otherwise known as Mrs. Kate Wiltsey, dryly observed: "I guess not--that is, no more cracked than any old bachelor is." Prom which it is evident that tho plump widow did not have a very exalted opinion of a man who preferred to "ilock by himself." But to return to Wigglesby. For several days after the hammer episode he spent the most of his time drifting-uneasily- about his house and grounds and casting furtive and frequent glances across the way to see if percha'nce his' fair neighbor might be coming to borrow something else. A woman, he reasoned, is always losing things, and of course Mrs. Wiltsey would come over to borrow again, for where else could she go except to her nearest neighbor! So Wigglesby kept on the qui vive, with liis entire collection of farming and household equipments iu readiness for lending at a second's notice. But, alas, the plump widow came neither to borrow nor to lend, and finally Wig- glesby was in despair. He even began to think seriously of sneaking across the way some dark night and stealing some of Mrs. Wiltsey's tools, so she would be compelled to come the nest day and borrow of him. - --*?a^ Somehow he felt that ho mtjlFse- cure another interview and^gflc better acquainted with her iif stfine way either by hook or - crook v and at the- eame time he kept wondering %vhy It was that he was suddenly taking ruoii uu interest in woman, or at leasrt in one woman. The render has; probably guessed :he truth. Wigglesby was in lovo, but, being a new experience to him, he did not fully recognize the fact. Ho know that something ailed him, but wasn't exactly certain what it was. He had a general sort of idea,however, that the society of the plump and pleasing widow across tho way would be good for his complaint, and when au old bachelor reaches that stage there is some hope for him yet. For n fortnight Wigglesby waited in vain for a second call from his new neighbor, and then it occurred to him that perhaps she was waiting for him to return her call, or maybe sho didn't consider her borrowing expedition a call at all and was waiting for him to make the initial call on her. Wigglesby wasn't very well up in the etiquette governing such matters, but ho finally decided that in any case it would be only neighborly to call and let hei; know that his services and the resources of his establishment were at her disposal at any time she should happen to need them". So, shaving and dressing himself with unusual care, ho betook himself across the way nnd was in the act of ringing Mrs. Wiltsey's doorbell when the plump widow herself came around the corner of the wood shed in her working clothes nnd with a clucking and protesting pullet under her arm. "Why, good afternoon; Mr. Wig- glesby I'.' began she smilingly and without tho slightest trace of embarrassment. "I'm so glad you happened to call as you did. Perhaps you can tell mo how to make this hen stay on tho eggs until.they aro hatched. Sho has been sitting two weeks, and now she has taken a notion to qxiit. This makes tho third time I have caught her off the nest in the past two hours." "Why--why don't you fasten her ouT' suggested Wigglesby, with a sudden burst of inspiration. "Oh, thank you!" exclaimed Mrs. Wiltsey. "I thought of doing so, but wasn't sure whether it was right or not. Just hold her a minute, will you, while I hunt up a rope to tie EWSPAPERl her down with. 1 ' And tho next thing Wigglcsby knew hu was standing there alone, looking very foolish, but happy, with that balky hen tightly clasped in both hjuids, while his hustling neighbor had vanished in'search of the requisite cord to secure the fowl to the nest. She presently returned with it and offered to relieve Wigglesby of his charge, but Wigglesby said, ''No, it will tako at least two persons to properly anchor that pullet on the nest, and, seeing that your sister isn't on hand to render tho necessary assistance, I would just as soon go along and help as not." From this it would seem that Wig- glesby was improving very rapidly. "It is very kind of you, I'm sure," said the plump widow, favoring Wigglosby with a grateful 'smile, which upset him so he came near- dropping the lien he was holding. He quickly recovered himself, however, and meekly followed his neighbor as she led the way to the nest. "There they are," exclaimed Mrs. Wiltsey when they reached the spot, "1^ as line eggs as wore ever laid, and--I just happened to think of it --I wonder if the number has anything to do with her acting as she does? Ynn don't suppose the hen has counted the eggs and found out that there are 13 of them and that is why she refuses to sit any more, do you?" "Shouldn't wonder," said Wig- glesby. "All females are so plaguy --I mean all hens aro so superstitious, you know." "Are they? 1 didn't know it." "Yes," hastily responded Wig- glesby, congratulating himself on the fact that Mrs. Wiltsey hadn't noticed the bad break he came near making; "but thishonmight as well make up her mind to sit, 13 or no 18. If you will take her a minute, I think I can fix the nest so she will have to stay on it." Mrs. Wiltsey relieved Wigglesby of his burden, and then he looked wise and went on: "I suppose the surest way.woukl be to bore two holes in the bottom of the nest, then stick her'legsdown through and tie them fast under the nest, but--er"-- "Are you.sure the eggs wouldn't fall through?" anxiously inquired the owner of the hen at this point. ' "Er--I was just wondering about that myself. I don't think tying her. on the nest is going to work very, well. Wait, and I'll see if I can find a box to turn upside down over her. If I can get ono small enough and then put a weight on it to hold it down, she's got to sit whether sho likes to or not." "But I'm afraid I am putting you to an awful lot of trouble Mr. \Vig- glesby?" "Not at all--just as soon come over and--and help you sit a hen every day if you want me to; just as soon as not." ' .· Oh,-yes, Mr. Wigglesby was progressing! He finally found the right sort of box,- ami he and the plump widow between them got the hen under it and the box properly anchored flown, and then Wigglesby said" he guessed it was time he was going. "But," he" added thoughtfully, "I'll--er--come over again tomorrow to help get this hen out and feed her and put_ her back on the .nest again. She'll have to be taken out and fed once a day, .and of course you can't do it alone." "But my sister will be home tomorrow. She has only gone away for the day, and when she gets back she can help mo if I need any assistance." "Oh, well," said Wigglesby in an injured tone of voice, "if you prefer her assistance to mine"-The widow broke in with a "gay little laugh and then suddenly grew sober. "All rigbt, you may come again tomorrow if you wish,," she said demurely. A week later the hon (which had been fed and watered daily and encouraged to stick to her post by her two faithful attendants) hatched out a dozen downy chicks, and when Wigglesby took them from the nest and placed them in Mrs. Wiltsey's apron she glanced down at them in motherly fashion and cooed: "What tiny, helpless little things they are 1 One cannot help loving- theml" "I suppose not," said Wigglesby gloomily. "I wish I'd been hatched instead of born, and then maybo somebody'd lovo mo." "Why, you great goose!. You are perfectly eligible on that score, but I hadn't heard that you had asked anybody yet." "I haven't, but I'll do coat once if you've got time to listen, Mrs. Wil--I mean Kittie." "Plenty of time, seeing it's you," whispered Kittie, and during the next few minutes that apron of chickens narrowly escaped smothering, while the old -hen clubked anxiously about and nearly expired from nervous prostration before her' offspring were finally restored to her safe and sound.--Chicago Record. speaking ol ins rival, sne said, "Every one tells me that he is long headed." "Of*course he is. Nature knows her business. A narrow mind requires a long head."-- DotroitFree Press. · . Brarnwell--How did you make out on your stock venture. Shortput--I bought on a falling narkot and got crushed."--Philadel- lliia North American. ,' .'SPAPERf

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