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By virtue of an order of sale Issued by W. C. El
der, clerk of the district court of Lincoln county,
KebraAa, upon a decree of foreclosure ren
dered in Mild court in favor of Mnry T. Uyde
and against Henry M. Wolfand Mary C. Wolf, et .
have levied upon the following described real
estate as the property of the said Henry M. oir
and Mary C. Wolf, et. al., to-wit: The east halt
(EH) ot the southwest quarter (SW), and the
southwest quarter (SWii) of the southeast quar
ter (BE J) of Section twenty-four (2) and Uio
northwest quarter (KW U) of the northeast quar
ter (NE H) of Section twenty-five (2a). and
the northwest quarter of section 2., all in Town
ship nine (9), north of Kange twenty-nine (29)
west'of the sixth principal meridian In Lincoln
countr. Nebraska, and I will on the 21th day
of February, 1894, at one o'clock p. m. of said
day, at the east front door of the Court-house
of said county, in North Platte, I.ebraska, sell
said real estate at public auction to the highest
bidder for cash to satisfy said order of sale, the
amount due thereon in the aggregato being tne
sum of and K7.69 costs, and probable
increase costs, with interest, on said decrees.
Dated at North Platte, Neb., this 28th day of
December. 1893. d.A. BAKER,
25 Sheriff of Lincoln county, Nebraska.
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No.8 Atlantic Express ...
No. 6 Chicago Express....
No. 4 Fast Mail
No. 2 Limited
No. 28 Freight
No. 18 Freight
No. 22 Freight
GOING WEST MOUNTAIN TIME.
No. 7 Pacific Kxnress Dept 4:40a. M
No. 5-Denver Express
No. 1-Limitcd ffS'S
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rl N. B. OLDS. Agent.
Jerry Simpson has not said that
he proposes to retire from public
life at the end of his present term,
but he has made a speech in support
of the Wilson bill, which amounts
to the same thing.
Haller's Barb Wiao Liniment for all cuts
on cattle and horses; it is the best on
earth. Sold by P. II. Longley.
Tho present year is going to be
noted for an unprecedented number
of political casualties, in which the
victims will be mostly democratic
congressmen from districts scourged
by the Wilson bill.
The good die young but they are using
Haller's little German Pills now and hon
est men will soon be a drug in the mar
ket. Sold by P. II. Longley.
Parks' Sure Cure is a positive specific
for women who are all "run down" and
at certain times are troubled by back
aches, headaches, etc. Sold by North
p RIMES & WILCOX,
NOBTH PLATTE, ... NEBRASKA.
Office over North Platte National Bank."
NOBTH PLATTE, ... NEBRASKA.
Office: Hinman Block, Spruce S)reet.
R. N. F. DONALDSON,
Assistant Surgeon Union Pacific Railway
and Member of Pension Board,
NORTH PLATTE, - NEBRASKA.
Office over Streitz's Drug Store.
yAL EVES, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
NORTH PLATTE, ... NEBRASKA
Office: Neville's Block. Diseases ot Women
and Children a Specialty.
E. M. HECK, Prop. -V
DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF
Fresh, Salted and Smoked
Hams, Bacon, Fresh Sausage, Poul
try, Eggs, Etc.
Cash Paid for Hides and Furs.
Your patronage is respectfully so
licited and we will aim to please
you at all times.
Coal Oil, Gasoline,
Crude Petroleum and
Coal Gas Tar.
- Leave orders at Evans1 Book Store.
Eheumatism, Nervous Dis
eases and Asthma
CANNOT BE CURED without
the aid of ELECTRICITY.
We do not sell the apparatus, hut
rent. CURE GUARANTEED.
Send for further information to
P. A. LEONARD & CO.,
Hoke Smith received a "facer" in
the decision of the Judge Long pen
sion case. Hoke may be sent back
to Atlanta as the scapegoat was sent
out into the wilderness bearing the
sins of the Israelites.
Mrs. N. MeyUte, the Geneseo county
treasurer of the W. C. T. U. and a very
influential worker in the cause or women
says: "I have used Parks' Tea and find
it is the best remedy I have ever tried
for constitution. It requires smaller
doses and is more thorough. I shall use
nothing else in future." bold nyJNortb
A correspondent of Gani eland
claims to have syen in Texa3 an
owl lift a rattlesnake a few feet in
the air and drop it several times
until the reptile was disabled. Then
the bird grasped the victim and flew
away with it.
bbN7T FORGET !
That's what Brown's wife called out to
him don't forget to set a bottle of
Haller's Sarsaparilla, it's so nice. For
sale by F. H. Longley. -
Northern--markets are being pain
fully supplied with southern oranges
and New York people expect that
nearly 2,000,000 boxes will be land
ed at that port within the next
Patrick Henry once said, "Give xne
liberty or give me death" folks now
days don't talk so foolish,,they say, "Give
me Haller's Sure Cure Cough Syrup or I
will die." It amounts to the same thing.
For sale by F. H. Longley,
Another new party has been
organized at Shelbyville, 111. It is
named "the poor man's party" and
no bloke is admitted to the fold who
is worth more than 1,500. But in
a year or two more of democratic
rule we shall all be eligible, so the
bar does not amount to anything
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward
for an' case of Catarrh that cannot be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props.,
We the undersigned have known F. J.
Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe
him perfectly honorable in all business
transaction and financially able to carry
out nnj obligation made by their firm.
West & Trtjax, Wholesale Druggists,
Toledo, O. Waldixg, Kinxan & "Mar
vin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Price
75c. per bottle. Sold by all Druggists.
C. A. McCIoud of York, one of
the biggest hearted men on earth
chipped in twenty-six hundred
pounds of flour and half a ton of
corn meal to help out those who are
in need. His name is written in the
big white book at the top of the
W. O. BITITBB,
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
Curbing, Building Stone,
And all kinds of Monumental
and Cemetery Work.
Careful attention given to lettering of
every description. Jobbing done on
short notice. Orders solicited and esti
mates freely given.
Joseph T. Dory, of Warsaw, 111.,
was troubled with rheumatism and
tried a number of different remedies
but says none of them seemed to do
him any good; but finally he got
hold of one that speedily cured him.
He was much pleased with it, and
felt sure that others similarly
afflicted would like to know what
the remedy was that cured him.
He states for the benefit of the
public that it is called Chamber
lain's Pain Balm For sale by A.
F. Streitz and North Platte Phar-
Meats at wholesale and re
tail. Fish and Game in
season. Sausage at all
times. Cash paid for Hides.
DIIOI pacific un unr,
I. A. FORT,
Has 200,000 acres of U. P. JL Jl. land for
. sale on the ten year plan. CaH and
see him if you want a bargain.
E. B. WARNER,
An eagle measuring six feet eight
inches from tip to tip of its wings
was captured by a dog near Scio,
Ore., recently. The eagle was eat
ing a gander when the dog pounced
upon it. An enciting struggle en
sued, in which the dog was much
hurt, but it ended in the death of
W. I. Church, of Staunton Post.w. A. R
says 'I have tried nearly ever' cough rem
but have found nothing to compare with
Parks' Cough Syrup. There is nothing
on earth like it for bronchitis. I have
suffered ever since my discharge from
the army and Parks' Cough Syrup is the
onlj remedy that has ever helped me.
Sold by North Platte Pharmacy.
"What a joy it must be to the man
without a dollar in the world to
know that if he had a dollar or a
chance to earn one it will purchase
20 per cent more of the necessities
of life than it would when work
was plenty and wages high. And
thus are free trade theories worsted
whm they come in contact with
Ballard's Snow Liniment.
This invaluable remedj is one that
ought to bo in everj' household. It will
cure your Rheumatism, Neuralgia,
Sprains, Cuts. Bruises, Burns, Frosted
Feet and Ears, Sore Throat and Sore
Chest. If you have Lame Back it will
cure it It penetrates to the seat of the
disease, It will cure Stiff Joints and
contracted muscles after all other reme
dies have failed. Those who have been
cripples for years have used Ballard's
Snoto Linimiut and thrown away their
crutches and been able to walk as well as
ever. It will cure you. Price 50 cents.
Sold by A. F. Streitz. 1-2
A fall line of first-class funeral supplies
always in stock.
NORTH PLATTE, - NEBBRSKA.
Telegraph orders promptly attended to.
Miss Vira Wilcox, a 15-year-old '
Lincoln girl, was blessed with aj
magnificent bead of black hair, but j
now some black wretch is cursed i
with the young lady's tresses. He
clipped them off with shears while
Miss Wilcox was walking along a
dark street, and no -trace of hair or
man has been found.
AN ADEQUATE EEAS0N
His name Vaa George Carew, and at
the time of which I write he was a
passenger on board the Royal Mail
Eteamer Cobra on her homeward voyage
from Buenos Ayres to Southampton. It
was late in the year, and the passengers
"were comparatively few. I cannot
with truth say that Carew was a gener
al favorite on board. He was taciturn
as a rule, and when he was not taci
turn he was apt to be dogmatic.
Among the male passengers he was
usually spoken of as "a decent fellow
enough, but queer." The feminine por
tion of the community thought or Baid
they thought him uninteresting.
Among their number was a tall, pretty
blond, who had gradually pierced the
armor of his reserve, and in whose com
pany ho had even been seen to smile.
They became very good friends so
much so indeed as to draw down upon
the young lady's head various maternal
lectures on the folly of encouraging
young men who were nobodies. But as
Carew, of course, did not hear these
lectures, and as Miss Ida Lennox was a
6elf willed young person, their friend
ship suffered no interruption.
There was a certain Mrs. Bouverie on
board, an extremely handsome widow,
in whom Carew, for Eome unknown
reason, had aroused a violent dislike.
She was clever as well as handsome,
but was possessed of a passionate and
somewhat uncertain temper which
last, however, in virtue of her many
counterbalancing good qualities, was
One evening at dinner Mrs. Bouverie
was expatiating to those nearest to her
on tho value and antiquity of a very
curious and beautiful ring which she
wore, and which she had picked up in a
tour through Italy. She affirmed it to
be at least 300 years old. It was a broad
gold band, chased richly and with mar
velous delicacy and set all round at
regular intervals with large diamonds
of exquisite brilliancy. Inside were
two capital letters, N. C, each letter
formed of tiny seed pearls sunk into the
gold. Mrs. Bouverie, who was of a
romantic turn, was of opinion that it
had been an ancient betrothal ring.
There was a half effaced date inside,
which tho widow's right hand neigh
bor, a pale, consumptive looking clergy
man, was in vain trying to decipher
through a small magnifying glass.
Presently a lady opposite begged to be
allowed to examine the ring, and from
her it was passed from hand to hand
pretty well up and down the length of
But, strange to say, it did not come
back to its owner. It had apparently
disappeared. Every one declared it
had passed safely out of his or her
hands. Whero was it then? There
was a great commotion, of course ; ev
erybody rose, and a thorough search
was made, on and under the table and
from one end to the other of the long
Tho ring, however, was not forth
coming. Its owner had by this time
become somewhat excited, and a rather
disagreeable scene ensued. In point of
fact, Mrs. Bouverie insinuated that
some one had appropriated her ring.
Upon this, some of the male passengers
angrily suggested that, if Mrs.Bouverie
entertained suspicions of that nature,
all present had better turn out their
pockets. To this proposition there was
a general assent.
All resumed their seats, and there
was a hurried disentombing of keys,
letters, pocket handkerchiefs, etc., but
Carew, to tho surprise of all, quietly
refused to exhibit tho contents of his
"But merely as a matter of form,
Mr. Carew," expostulated the captain.
Tho young man, however, repeated
his refusal courteously, but more in
flexibly, if anything, than before.
There was an awkward silence.
Then Mrs. Bouverie forgot herself.
"May I ask, Bir," she said, address
ing Carew in an excited tone, "why
you refuse to do as all your fellow pas
sengers have done?"
"You may, madam," was tho brief
and haughty answer.
"Well, sir, and why not?"
"Because I have a very special reason
for not doing so, " ho answered in a
carefully repressed voice.
"And that reason?"
"I fear I must decline to give it, "
he answered quietly, but with an om
inous flash in his gray eyes.
"Then you are aware of the imputa
tion your refusal casts upon your char
acter?" inquired the lady scornfully.
"That is a matter of the utmost in
difference to me, " was the icy answer.
But tho speaker's hand, as it lay upon
tho table, opened and shut in a quick,
nervous fashion which showed that he
was less unmoved than he looked.
Whereupon Mrs. Bouverie waxed
more and moro indiscreet, and all but
accused" Carew of having the ring in
"Mrs. Bouverie, Mrs. Bouverie, "re
monstrated the captain, "this is really
not quite fair."
Here Carew, who had been growing
whiter every moment, rose from his
"I regret that you should have such
an opinion of mo as your words imply,
Mrs. Bouverie," he said in a queer, un
certain voice. "May I suggest that
you drop tho subject for the present?
My temper is not all that it might be,
and I should bo sorry to be guilty of
discourtesy to a lady."
Then ho left the saloon and went on
After this day, however, Carew ob
served a gradual but marked difference
in his fellow passengers' demeanor to
ward him. His greetings were received
coldly, though with scrupulous polite
ness. Groups began to melt insensibly
away at his approach, or his advent was
a signal for a dead silence.
If this general boycotting affected
:he object of it, he did not show it, but
rimply withdrew into himself and
avoided other people as deliberately as
Ihey avoided him. To only ono person
did he make an advances, and he only
made them once. It was in this way :
Early one morning he was standing
looking moodily to leeward, when he
suddenly became awaro that Miss Len
nox had come on deck and was leaning
against ono of tho doors of the covered
stairway. Their eyes met. She blush
ed deeply, made a half hesitating move
ment of her head which might have
meant a morning salutation or might
not and turned away. But Carew
took steps toward her.
"One moment, Miss Lennox," he
said in an odd voice. "Will you tell
mo why you have avoided me 60 persis
tently during the last few days?"
"Avoided you ?" she Btammered awk
wardly enough. ' ' Oh I, really not at
all. But but"
Carew smiled slowly, but his lips
were pale. "I beg your pardon," he
said quietly. Then ho lifted his cap
and walked away.
As he did so ho saw one of tho male
passengers grinning from behind an
abnormally large cigar. Ho did not
pitch the youth overboard, but ho could
have done so with .pleasure.
After this little episode, Carew was,
ir possiDie, more osrraclsea tnan -uver.
Only the captain treated him with com
parative cordiality. But as the days
went.on he, too, became less kind, es
pecially after one forenoon when he
opened to Carew the matter 4n hand.
The young man cut him short at once.
"I don't care to discuss the thing.
You can believe what your passengers
seem to believe, or you can let it alone.
It is nothing to me."
Captain North shrugged his shoulders
and walked off. Carew laughed. His
laugh was short, though, and-bitter v
If this suspected young man had been
anybody in particular it is possible
they might not have been so hard upon
him. But as he was simply George
Carew, with nothing beyond an average
good looking face and well set up figure
to recommend him, and as, moreover,
his clothes had n look of having seen
better days and were by no mean3 of
the latest cut, he was clearly not an ac
quaintance to be regretted.
At dinner that night Carew found
himself next a small, gray clad young
woman, with a pale, serious face and a
smooth, birdlike head of dark brown
hair. She had also, as he absently
noted, exquisitely shaped hands. He
had never entered into conversation
with the little woman; indeed he had
hardly been aware of her existence be
yond hearing the captain address her
once or twice as Miss Neville.
As ho took his scat beside her tonight,
however, she Baid in a low, clear voice,
"Good evening, Mr. Carew."
It was so many daj's since any of the
lady passengers had addressed him jat
all that ho actually started.
"I beg your pardon?" he Baid.
"I only said good evening," tho girl
in gray made answer, looking up at
him with a little smile.
Then he noticed that her teeth were
very pretty and her eyes very satisfac
tory indeed. Before ho had time to
frusaiif. ""ic uowjnci8m iiuw, uuu x
will take good care you don't fall," he
She consented, but the steamer was
pitching bo heavily that after a few
turns Miss Neville said she would rath
er sit down.
So Carew provided her with a shel
tered Beat, brought a warm rug to wrap
about her feet and seated himself beside
her. It was now almost dark. A few
stars shone hero and there in the stormy
The wind shrieked and whistled
drearily. The deck was deserted. For
quite a long time both were silent.
Then Carew said in a half whisper :
"You are trembling. You are not
afraid of the storm, are you? It is noth
ing for the bay, I assure you.'
"No I am not afraid."
"You feel quite safe here with me?"
he went on, sinking his voice lower yet.
"Yes," she answered somewhat
After a pause helaid his hand on
hers as it rested on her knee and said
in an odd, deliberate kind of way :
"Will you let me take care of you al
ways? I mean as my wife. I havo
grown to love you very dearly, and I
think I could make you happy."
For perhaps a minute there was utter
Then Carew withdrew his hand, say
ing hastily and in an indefinably
changed voice: "Ah! youdonotcaro
for me. Perhaps it is as well, and per
haps I had no right to ask you to do so.
I forgot for a moment that I am a man
under a cloud a cloud that in all prob
ability will never bo lifted, for I tell
you honestly I have no means of right
ing myself. Forget what I have said. "
The words and tone were hardly lover
like, but there was a slight, almost im
perceptible quiver in the deep voice.
A small hand stole softly into his.
I do care for you, " said a happy lit-
"l T i. t c mr i l
apea, auu went on: iae capiam i Bayie voice and j would take worfl
r". " . uv, wo buai1 I against all the world
iuu uay oi vo nor cru.u Another pause. Carew did not even
it since I was a httlo child. I suppose wca , tt, u
I u 1UU liUUVl 11U UUAU.. -A- .11(3 A A. aid 1U1U
it will be frightfully rough?"
"I think it is more than likely," he
answered, gazing steadily at his plate.
Whereupon they drifted into a sub
dued, friendly conversation which last
ed till the end of the meal. Carew was
not a particularly soft hearted fellow,
but it touched him strangely this'un-
looked for partisanship. It gave him
a queer, unwonted lump in his" throat
and made him feel womanish, which
Next morning ho saw the girl in gray
on deck. She was standing quite still,
watching the screaming sea birds that
flew and dipped astern. Her palef seri
ous little face already seemed to him
like the face of a friend. As he passed
her with a slight bow sho turned, held
out her hand and bade him a cheery
good morning, supplementing it by
some trifling remark regarding the
weather. He stopped, answered her
and stood besido her fr a minute or
two. Then he flung away his cigar
and leaned his arm on the railing.
His companion scanned his face
swiftly and covertly. She thought he
looked dispirited, and sho felt for him,
for she was a tender heaitcd little
They talked on indifferent subjects
until luncheon and repeated the process
between that meal and dinner and also
in the evening. And so it came to pass
that Carew began to look upon this
small, gray clad creature as his one
friend in all his present world. He
learned a great deal about her from her
half unconscious confidences among
other things that her Christian name
.was Joyco, and .that sho was an orpjjai,
' 3 Al L. 1 1 1 1 "I. 1 - -T 1
anu imii buo mm Known trouuie. xsuc
she learned little or nothing about him.
Tho Cobra touched at Corunna, where
ono or two Englishmen came on board.
Then came tho redoubtable bay of Bis
cay. On the night they left Corunna there
was a glorious moon, under the rays of
which Miss Neville and Carew wero
walking up and down on deck.
Tho steamer was rolling a great deal,
and he had offered her his arm, which
she had accepted. She treated him in
a frank, unembarrassed fashion, almost
as a sister might have done and he?
Well, men are susceptible, you know,
and I am bound to say his feelings to
her wero not altogether those of. a
When they had taken a few turns in
silence, she said suddenly, "Mr. Carew,
wo seem to .have become such good
friends by this time that I should like
to say something to you which other
wise I should not presume to say.'i
Sho looked up at him as sho spoke,
and he looked down at her.
"You know 3on may say anything
you pleaso to me, " ho said, with a curi
ous lingering tenderness in his voice.
"You won't think it a liberty, will
you?" she went on.
"I shall assuredly not think it a lib
erty," was tho brief answer. Cer
tainly her eyes were very lovely. They
thrilled him through and through.
"I want to ask you, then," sho Baid
somewhat nervously, "why you allow
those people to believe what they be
lieve about 3ou ? ''
Sho felt him winco slightly.
Therowas a silence. Tho monotonous
throbbing of tho engines amidships
mingled -with floating scraps of half
heard talk and laughter.
Then Carew said in a hard, bitter
voice : ' ' Unfortunately I am not respon
sible for their beliefs, Miss Neville.
Besides, what they believo of me may
be true, lam pardon me an. utter
stranger to you; you have no reason to
-believe in my innocence." ' ! --
"I do believe in your innocence,
though," sho murmured, an excited
thrill running through her voice.
"May I ask why?" He spoke clear
ly, but sho felt his arm tremble under
For ono swift moment sho looked up
at him, and her eyes wero full of tears.
But ho did not see them, for he was
gazing straight before him. t
"Why?" sho repeated, with a curi
ous sobbing little laugh. "Because I
A minute later she was gone, and he
was watching tho last flutter of her
gown disappearing in the direction of
the stairway. c.
Late that night Carew sat in his
cabin, leaning his elbows on his knees,
and staring earnestly at something he
held between his fingers, something that
twinkled and sparkled as the light of
the electric lamp fell upon it. It was
a broad gold gipsy ring, richly chased,
and set at intervals with largo dia
monds. Inside were two Roman, let-.
ters formed of tiny 6eed pearls;
For two days after that it blew a
pretty fair gale. It rained a good deal,
too, at intervals; and such of the pas
sengers as wero not violently seasick in
their berths kept to the saloon or the
music room, with the exception of two
or three hardy males, of whom Carew
As he passed the door of the stairway
toward the evening of the second day,
he saw Miss Neville, wo had just
struggled bo far, and was clinging to
the door to windward. Sho was look
ing white and ill, he thought, but when
he told her so she only laughed.
"Do you care to come for a turn?"
harshly,: "But suppose I cannot give
you my word? Suppose I tell you that
I am what our fellow passengers think
"I should not believo you," was the
"But if I tell you that you must be
lieve me?" His faco as ho looked down
was very pale and wore an expression
she could hardly fathom.
She uttered a half suppressed little
cry, but she did not tako her hand
away only nestled it farther into his.
He grasped it almost painfully ; then
let it go.
"Foolish, trusting littlo woman," he
said in a strange voice. "Must I give
you proof that your trust is mis
placed?" He held out his other hand to her.
In its palm lay the ring. Even in the
dim light she recognized it at once.
There was a curious, breathless pause,
during which Carew never took his
eyes from the girl's face.
"Well?" ho quietly said at last. He
felt her littlo fingers closo tightly on
"I can't help it," she said brokenly.
"I love you I love you."
"And will you be my wife?"
She could not see his face, but his
"Yes," sho whispered, hiding her
face in both her hands.
But tho hands wero gently drawn.
In tho seinidarkness sho felt his arm
come about her, and his mustache
brush her lips.
"Darling," he murmured passionate
ly "you shall never regret it I
swear," and in his eyes glittered some
thing that looked liko tears.
Next morning ono of tho Englishmen
who had como on board at Corunna,
and who had been ill ever since, ap
peared on deck. As it happened, tho
first person he saw was Carew.
They greeted each other cordially,
and after the fashion of old friends.
This Englishman, by tho way, was a
well known staiesman, and a very good
In the smoking room that afteroonn
some ono kindly put him on his guard
as to Carew and supplied tho details.
"I thought I would mention it, you
know," appended tho man who had
spoken. "I saw you speaking to him
"Thank you," was the dry answer.
"I've known George Carew for a good
many years. I think I have a pretty
good idea of his idiosyncrasies, and I
don't think annexing other people's
property is one of them. By the way,
you may not havo heard that ho has
come into tho title and is now Lord
Evandale. I though I'd mention it,
you know," ho added with a somewhat
In tho silence that followed, the
speaker lit a fresh cigar, roso and went
I blush to have to relate that during
tho remainder of that day a good many
of the Cobra's passengers became sud
denly imbued with the conviction of
Carew's or rather Lord Evandale's
innocence and evidenced as much. How
their overtures were received perhaps I
need not say.
Joyce Neville was a littlo shy with
her lover when sho knew. But in the
course of a starlit walk on deck ho
made that all right. She, it seemed,
had had tho idea that ho was rather
obscure and hard up than otherwise,
at which confession ho was a good
I think it was on tho evening before
the Cobra got into Southampton that
the head steward mado a startling dis
covery. Mrs. Bouverie's ring was
found in a distant corner of the saloon,
where it had been effectually concealed
by an upstanding corner of thocarpet.
Captain North publicly restored tho
ring to its owner that night at dinner.
There was a very uncomfortable silenco
for a few' moments. Every one had an
awkward kind of feeling that sonio
sort of apology should bo mado to tho
haughty looking young man who was
at present helping Miss Nevillo to clar
et. And every one had an equally awk
ward conviction that any apology or
any explanation whatsoever would be
worse than impossible.
The subject of their thoughts, how
ever, forestalled anything of tho kind.
There was something rather fine in his
appcaranco just then, a3 he leaned back
in his chair and threw a keen glance
first up and then down tho table.
"As Mrs. Bouverio is now, I hope,
satisfied that I did not steal her ring,"
he said in a cold, clear voice that pen
erate'd to every corner of the long sa
loon, 4I will explain my reason for re
fusing to turn out my pockets as the
rest of you did. I possess a ring which
i3 the exact fac simile of that possessed
by Mrs. Bouverie, and as I had the
ring in my pocket on the evening in
question I naturally objected to its be
ing mistaken for any other one's proper
ty. You aro all at liberty to examine
it, if Miss Neville chooses." As he
spoke, he turned and sbpped the "dou
ble" of Mrs. Bouverie's ring on the
third finger of Joyce Neville's left
hand. The look which accompanied
the action spoke volumes.
There was a pause of intense as
tonishment: then a babel of. excited
and wona"ering exciamaclona, in me
midst of which Lord Evandale rose and
went out on deck.
The rings were identical, with one
exception in one the initials were N.
C. ; in the other, C. N.
Mrs.Bouverie looked crushed and un
happy, for of all things sho dearly
loved a lord. There was weeping and
gnashing of teeth, too, in the cabin of
the Lennoxes. Montreal Star.
THE PEICE 0E WOOL.
HOW THE FREE RAW MATERIAL BILL
HAS AFFECTED THE FARMER.
A Clear Comparison of London and Ameri
can Prlcet The Change From Harrison
to Cleyeland Caused a DIflerence of C
Cents Per Pound.
The Cannonsburg Herald of Washing
ton county, Pa., states that "one of our
farmers recently sold his unwashed wool
at 14 cents per pound. Unwashed wool
was then quoted at 15 cents per pound
in the London market. The duty on
wool was 11 cents. Add a cent for car
riage, and foreign wool would cost 27
cents laid down In New York. Our
friend got 14 cents. We would like to
know where the protection comes in."
Such wool as brings 15 cents in the
London market is twice as valuable as
the 14 cent unwashed Pennsylvania
wool. The former is skirted Australian
and is so clean that in any market it
would command a higher price than the
cleanest fleece washed wools of Wash
ington county, to say nothing of un
washed. We might as well compare
gold and 6ilver, because they aro pre
cious metals, as to compare Washington
county unwashed with Australian un
washed. They are neither in the same
condition. Tho wool which this Wash
ington county farmer sold in Washing
ton county at 14 cents is worth only 8i
cents in London, and with free wool the
London price would be the American
price in New York, and on the farm it
would be at least 2 cents per pound less
than the price in New York, or 6J cents,
because it would cost over 2 cents per
pound to get wool from tho farm in
Washington county to the eastern mar
ket. In confirmation of the free trade value
of Washington county wool we refer to
the following table procured by the Na
tional Association of Woolen Manufac
turers, giving the cost in London of cer
tain lots of Australian unwashed wools
competing with Washington county
wools. The average price was 19 cents
in London for unwashed skirted wool,
the average shrinkage of which was-48
per cent, and the average clean scoured
cost was 86 cents:
COST IN LONDON OF AUSTRALIAN UNWASnnD
COMPETINO WITH FINEST AMERICAN WOOLS.
Price. Shrink. Cost.
Cents. Per cent. Ocnis.
NOTHING TO PAWN.
1 HE NEW YORK SHYLOCKS CLAIM TO
TC In square.... U
TC In square 23
TClnsquaro B. 47
Salt Creek 79
A HH In triangle 10
AHU in triangle C3
Wando;... ...... oS
Thus you will see that first class Aus
tralian wool, although unwashed and
free from skirts, is so clean that the
shrinkage is only 48 per cent as against a
shrinkage of 65 per cent for Washington
county unwashed wool with the skirts
on. Washington county washed fleeces,
with the skirts on, will shrink 55 per
cent. If we had free wool, the London
price would be the American price, for
the freight from London to New York is
only one-fourth cent per pound, which is
less than tho freight on wool from Wash
ington county farms to the same market.
Therefore, with free wool, the Washing
ton county farmer will have to sell scour
ed merino wool free from skirts at 36
It is estimated that tho loss on the
skirts, tag locks, legs and belly wool is
from 6 to 7 cents per pound on American
wools to make them equal to Australian
skirted wools. Assuming that 6J cents
would bo the average loss on skirts on
Pennsylvania unwashed wool, the Amer
ican farmer with free trade would have
to sell scoured wool, including the skirts,
at 80 cents in order to make it C03t not
over 36 cents with the skirts off. Wash
ington county unwashed wool shrinks
65 per cent, yielding 85 pounds of clean
scoured wool at 30 cents; the free trade
price would make the unwashed fleece
worth 8 cents in the New York mar
ket. It cost at least 2 cents per pound to
get it to the eastern market without any
profit to local middlemen. Tho outside
free trade price on the farm for unwash
ed fleece would be not over 6 cents for
such wool as our friend sold there re
cently at 14 cents, and this wool that
was worth 14 cents under tho free wool
administration of Grover Cleveland was
worth 20 cents on the day that General
Harrison left the White Houso, March,
Now, there has been no change in the
tariff law since then, but the reason that
this Pennsylvania farmer got 14 cents
tliis year instead of 20 cents last year
was because its free trade value is only
8j cents, and the fall from 20 cents to 14
cents was discounting the effect of a free
wool bill. The nearer we come to the
passage of that bill the nearer will be
the price on the farm in Washington
county to the London price of 8 cents
for such unwashed as was worth 20 cents
On page 2C0 of The American Econo
mist of Nov. 3 is a table showing the
price in London and also in the United
States for the same grade of Ohio wool
and Australian wool from the time of
the passage of the tariff law of 1867 up
to 1891. The average difference in the
price of wool of tho same shrinkage, of
the same blood and of the same diame
ter of fiber was over 51 per cent lower
in free trade London than in the United
States under protection, and but for this
American protection the London price
would have been the American price,
and the American woolgrower would
have received less than half of the price
which he did receive under 24 years of
protection. Or, in other words, if the
American farmer had sold his wool in
London instead of in America, he would
have received less than half of the prices
actually obtained here.
Justice Batehan & Co.
Philadelphia, Jan. 27.
A Few Profit, Thoasruids Suffer.
Virginia is 1 earning that, while free
coal may benefit W. C. Whitney and
other administration favorites, it means
the freezing out of employment thou
sands of. Jier haxdworkinir miners.
The People Have All the Money, aad "Un
cle" Has the Goods Have Xevcr Sees
Business So Ball The Effect of Demo
cratic Tariff Tinkering.
Times must indeed be hard when even
the pawnbrokers complain of bad busi
ness. While all other branches of trade
have managed to pull through the holi
days with at least a small but profitable
balance at the last of the year, the pawn
brokers, probably for the first time in
their recollection, find themselves on tho
losing side of the ledger.
A reporter made a tour of New York
city, visiting 100 pawnshops scattered
about the east and west sides and Har
lem. Out of all the shops visited only
two of the owners admitted that busi
ness was improving, and that they were
doing as well as last year. These two
cases may be accounted for by reason of
their long standing and popularity with
the people that patronize such establish
ments. One is situated on upper Sixth
avenue, in the Tenderloin, and the other
in Chatham square, for generations the
Mecca for those in want of ready cash.
Neither of the two places advances
money except on jewelry. They do not,
therefore, come in contact -with the poor
est class of people, who are compelled to
part with even then: clothes when ne
cessity compels them to raise money to
The pawnbrokers, when asked for an
explanation of the falling off in their
hnsiness. ivith one accord said. "The
poorer classes, with whom wo deal,
pawned all they had during tho money
panic last summer and now havo nothing
left to pawn and no money to reueein
One man in Oliver street ,said:
have been in the pawnbroking business
for 45 years, and I have never seen busi
ness so dull. During the summer months
we took in all we could handle, but
money was so tight then that we ad
vanced only one-half the loan usually
given. Even this did not stop the busi
ness. Naturally we expected a big boom
this fall, and that the goods would be re
deemed, but we were mistaken. I have
never had such a quantity of goods on
my shelves. If the people could only
pay the interest, I would not complain,
but most of them aro industrious people
out of work, and the chances of getting
my money back are very slim."
At a pawnshop on tho Bowery the
manager said: "If busiuess in our lino
continues the same for another month, I
shall be compelled to go to work. The
outside public look upon the pawn
brokers as having money to burn. They
think we are on 'velvet' all our lives, but
if they could look at our books for the
past year they would not think our
game was such a good thing. It may
look very odd for me to make this state
ment, but it is a fact nevertheless that
when times are good with the people
they aro good with us. I can explain
that this way: When, for instance, the
head of the family is working steadily,
the wife or daughter needs some little
things in the middle of the week. They
have not the wherewith and won't have
it until Saturday night. They can't wait
until then, but rush off to the pawnshop
with some trinket, and on Saturday night
come in and redeem it. Now things are
different. Even if they have the trinket
(which, by the way, is very doubtful)
thoj- ao hot dure to pawit if, for theTa
ther being out of work they are not so
sure of getting it out again. The result
is that, instead of our turning our money
over and over, we simply have to sit
dewn and grin and bear it."
"Pawnbrokers are starving," said a
Grand street proprietor. "The people
have all our money and wo their goods.
We would rather reverse the order of
affairs, but I can see no prospect of such
a change. During the past year we had
more goods left with us after tho tickets
expire than ever before. With the hard
times and competition wo got no prices
at all when we auctioned our unre
deemed pledges." To prove this asser
tion the pawnbroker brought out his
books, which showed that at the last
auction sale of unredeemed goods in De
cember the pawnbroker lost $200.
"We would prefer to have the people
redeem their pledges," he added, "for
then we get the interest, and that's what
wo are in the business for."
A tour of tho pawnshops along Second
avenue found the proprietors all bemoan
ing their fate and complaining of tho
hard times. Little or no business was
being transacted at these shops, poor peo
ple having long since parted with their
clothing, the principal article m trade on
the east side.
Up in Harlem the same condition of
affairs prevails. One pawnbroker on
One Hundred and Twenty-fifth street
said that he had no moro money to loan
on clothing, adding that it did not pay
for tho room it occupied, and that the
rhamio of its ever being redeemed was
very remote. Along Eighth, Ninth and
Tenth avennes the pawnbrokers said
business was going to the dogs. A pawn
broker on Eighth avenue, near Twentieth
street, who does a flourishing business,
said: "There'sno chance of improvement
in our business until tho peonlo get work
At present it looks as if we were in busi
ness for our health."
In lower Sixth avenue and Hudson
street, which are populated by the poorer
class, the wail of the pawnbroker lsiouu
and sad. No reason is given except that
tlm Tnpn are ont of work and the wives
have nothing left to pawn except scraps
of clothing, and that is refused at tho
majority of pawnshops. New York Com
Their Will Bo Done.
"Windy" Wilson, heed their prayer,
Thou and Grover, precious pair.
Take Kood advice and have a care.
Let the people's will be done.
"Windy" Wilson, let them work,
That'd a thing they do not shirk.
Let labor be where idlers lurk.
Let the people's will be done.
They love McKinley more than thee
For his well known hone3ty.
Ad ralorems must not be.
Let the people's will be done.
Robber barons must be slain:
Thee, their chief, the country's bane,
Never raise thy head again
TU1 the people's will be done.
Rob tho many! robber thou.
Call to mind Chicago's vow.
Hear the hungry clamor now.
Let the people's will be done.
Lead them through this wilderness.
Relieve them from their dire distress.
Thou hast caused this idleness.
Let the peaplo's will be done.
Avoid protcttion's ragged edge.
"Windy" Wilson, thott ehouldst hedge.
Heed the Windy City pledge.
Let tho people's will be done.
Robber barons must be caught.
Teacher Wilson must be taught
That hia tariff btU is 0.
T people's I1I, it must be done.
When you are going to buy a new hat,
see that it has been made in an Ameri-
can factory by American labor. Honest
I Americana do not want their hats made
I in "Lunnon, ou know."
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