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THE, SILJNDAY HERALD, AUGUST 2. 1S91.
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MINI AND GKNIUS.
A cntullo burning In tho night
la nit directions sends it light
Tho spanned blaze emits its rays
And renchos out In raauy ways
Thut thoso around, nbovc, below
May bco tho shlnlntr halo show I
To nil of thoso wlthtu its plnne
Tho uienmiro oC its powers reign. if
So iaintl emits its mental rays,
And everywhere its beacon plnya;
Throughout tho channels known to thought,
Tho meaauro of its strenght Is caught;
But genius is a brlllluut sheen
My which more mind seems dull and mean
As fceblo as a caudle's might
De&ldo olectrio glare of light.
Burton T. Doyle.
MRS. WINCH'S REVENGE.
A Stook Exchange Idyl of liove and
There wcro moments now when Shoddyson
found her odious she whom years ago he
thought tho most charming woman ho had
over mot. But with tho last decade Mrs.
Winch's sharp features had become sharper,
her smllo more metallic and her hair of a more
Btartllng red, while her little youthful petu
lances had dovelopod into unvarnished bad
temper. And to-night, as they sat at dinner in
a privato room at Voisln's, Lawrence Shoddj'
stono was visibly perturbed by tho announce
ment which he must presently make.
It was for this, to be sure, that he had run
over to Paris, leaving town in the first venture
of spring and his betrothed In tho first tremors
of her engagement. Not that Lady Sarah
could truthfully bo said to have indulged in
tremors on any occasion. Lady Sarah Ilard
inan was, as any one may see in tho Peerage,
exactly 30 years of ago, and she was, in addi
tion, a handsome, seli-satlsficd and self-opinionated
young woman. When tho years had
fled away and left her still single, she had
finally resolved, as a last resource, to capti
vate this successful stock broker whom tho
fates had thrown across her path in a country
house tho previous winter; for ducats were
few and daughters were many in the noble
house of Hardman. Mr. Lawrence Shoddy
son had a bilious eye and a sallow skin, and
his thick black mustache covered a coarse
mouth. But he was always well dressed and
ho was not bad looking as men about town
But as yet the engagement was unannounc
ed, and Shoddyson, as he furtively Tsurveyed
the hard-lined face of Theodora Winch, was
at a loss to break tho news. There was some
thing uncompromising even in the way tho
lady's narrow velvet bonnet strings wero
tightly fastened under her chin with a diamond
scorpion (he had given her that scorpion, by
the by, In tho past years), in her stiff, high
shouldered gown and immaculate gray gloveB
which sho had not removed when they began
to cat their dinner. There was an air of pro
prietorship, too, in the way Theodora smilingly
warned him from certain dishes which tho
drab-faced waiters produced, while she advo
cated claret and forbade him the champagne.
To be sure tho two wero old allies. She had
been one of his first clients when he started on
the Stock Exchange; and any time tho last
fifteen years he had been accustomed to run
over to Paris when she wished to consult him
about some investment. Shoddystone & Co.
did a largo business with French clients, so
that profit as well as pleasure, often brought
him to the French capital. Ho had always
been flattered and petted in Mrs. Winch's
Sretty apartment in tho Avenue Kleber; he
ad gono with her to tho play, to tho millin
er's, to tho circus, to the races. Theodora had
nicknamed tho young man "Bogey" in tho
days gono by, aud while she was young and
fairly pretty tho thing had been well enough;
but It was preposterous, Shoddyson told
himself with a groan, for a man to be called
"Bogey" by a woman who can no longer con
ceal "her wrinkles, and when he is 43 years of
age and about to contract an alliance with a
daughter of an English peer.
Mrs. Winch was one of a large class who
affect tho Champs Elysees quarter. American
by birth, sho had been educated in Europe,
and after a brief experience of matrimony in
the United States, sho had left both husband
and country and taken up her abode in the
American colony in Paris, and Winch, like
other transatlantic husbands, had been, it
would seem, by no means averse to the ar
rangement. There had been talk of a divorce
at first, and then difficulties had cropped upi
and so tho thing had gone on. But ono day
about a year ago, tho husband had fallen
down dead on Wall street, after which tho
wife wore elegant black and entertained
serious thoughts of marrying again. And tho
person she meant to marry was Lawrence
Dinner was over. Tho waiters had with
drawn, leaving coffee and liquors at their
elbow. Tho May night was warm, and pres
ently Lawrouco rose and flung open the window
of the tiny room a room fusty with a hundred
departed revellers, with tho fumes of fifty
bygono feasts. Ho leaned his arm upon tho
Iron balcony and gazed down into tho street.
Tho rush and whirl of nocturnal Paris lay
below him, and ho Jerveutly wished himself
anywhero but there. In all his smug, prosper
ous and self-satisfied existence he had never
known such an uncomfortable moment as this,
it Is awkward very awkward to tell tho
woman who has been devoted to you for fif
teen years that you are about to marry some
"Bogey," murmured Theodora in her soft
babyish voice for, though an BBtute and
long-headed businesswoman, tho lady affected
childish manners "don't hang out ot tho
window like that. Come and sltnero. What's
the matter ? Why, you've hardly spoken six
words to-night. Are you" with an un
pleasant little laugh "are you In love ?"
The man flushed up to the roots of his hair.
She had given him au opportunity, and he
took it, brutally, coarsely, like the half-bred
creature he was.
"I o&n't know about being lu love," he eald
with a conscious snigger "but hang it all
well I'm thinking of getting married."
For a whllo tho room was so silent that you
I could hear tho people talking in tho Rue St.
I Honore below. 8ome ono was putting a lady
I into a carriage, and you could hear the door
suutung to ana tuo directum to weeoaenraans
"Au Cirque d'lllver."
"To whom?" This time Mrs. Winch's
Voice was no longer soft aud lisping.
"Well, tho fact is, Theo. that I thought
it about time to pull up a bit and well,
it's a daughter of tho Marquis of Bloomsbury,
"Lady Sarah 1" said Mrs. Winch. "Tho
flrl who comes to Paris to get her shoes made 1
wish well, I wish you joy I" There was an
awkward pauso, during which Mrs, Winch
played nervously with her teaspoon, and
Lawrence, with an affectation of case, struck
a match and lit a cigarette.
"You see, Theo, it is a tremendous leg-up
for me. No end of business to bo dono with
all thoso swells. And, after all, a fellow must
settle down some tlmo or other oh?"
Sho looked at him hard through her narrow
oyes, and tho look made him feel extremely
uncomfortable. "By tho byo," 6ho said pres
ently, rUIng and rcacblne for her wrap, "are
you sure you must go to-morrow ?" "Quito
sure; by the first train. But you're not going ?
Why it's quite earlywo can etlll do tho third
act of tho play."
"Thanks, It's impossible. You forget that
1, too, am a woman of business; I havo lots
to do to-night. You must tell mo when 1 may
6oud your wedding present. Good-bye, good
bye." A few minutes more and Mrs. Winch, pale
with rage and mortification, was being rapidly
driven liome alone. Not for worlds would
sho havo let him know that sho was suffering;
but for ovory pane that Theodora Winch en
dured that night she sworo ho should pay a
hundred-fold. Why, sho could prevent this
marriage altogether. There wero half a dozen
ways in which sho could ruin him; and Lady
Sarah, she knew perfectly, would not tolerate
a ponulless lover. ' " Lato Into the
night Mrs. Winch was at work in her study
with complicated calculations and Stock Ex
change lists. Before dawn she had completed
Two days later tho smart young clerk who
represented the firm of Shoddyson & Co. ou
the Stock Exchange (tho Co., byo tho bye, was
purely fictitious) was discussing tho odds on
tho Derby with a confrcro, when ho was
handed a Paris telegram. The firm had many
wires from tho French capital, but this ono
was somewhat startling: "Sell 100,000 El Do
rados 6 percent, carefully;" whllo tho signa
ture was that of a great financial house in
Paris, tho Brothers Sldonia, with whom Shod
dyson occasionally did business. Running as
fast as ho could, tho smart young clerk made
his way to tho restaurant close by, where
Lawrence Shoddyson, with a paity of friends,
was celebrating his engagement, which had
that very morning been announced in tho daily
papers. Tho stockbroker instantly , arose,
made his excuses to the lunch-party, and
hastened into tho market to execute his largo
Thcro was soon a sensation lu tho house.
Shoddyson fc Co. wero soiling El Dorados llko
wildfire, and a huge crowd eathered In tho El
Dorado market, while Lady Sarah's fiance
continued to offer tho stock. For two hours
El Dorados wont on dropping by points; and
it was not until the whole transaction was
nearly completed that he was able to wire to
the Brothers Sldonia the execution of their
order. Half an hour later the smart young
clerk was hauded a still more startling tele
cram: "Wo don't understand your wire.
Havo passed no order for selling El Dorados.
You must be tho victim of a fraud.
The news got out at once, for several Lon
don stockbrokers had been warned during the
last hour by their Paris agents that a fraud
had been perpetrated on a London firm, with
the result that El Dorados, which had fallen
10 per cent, during the day, recovered their
original prices at a bound. At tho end of tho
day Shoddyson was liable for some 20,000.
A largo firm could have withstood tho shock
or borrowed tho money, but to him the thing
was ruin. Tho morrow was account day, and
at such short notice he waB unable to meet
tho largo difference. So Shoddyson it Co.
wero duly declared defaulters and underwent
the process of being "hammered" in the
Tho morning after there appeared an au
thoritative denial in the morning papers that
any marriage had been arranged between
Lady Sarah Hardman and Mr. Lawrence
Shoddyson, which, to bo sure, was only what
people expected. Tho unfortunate financier
who, it would seem, was born to be the sport
of the less amiable members of tho female
sex, more than half suspects the hand that
dealt him this blow. But he has never been
able to prove it; nor have the Parisian police,
though they have made every inquiry, been
able to discover the perpetrator of tho great
Mrs. Winch Is becoming moro pinched,
more copper-haired and moro acidulous day
by day. You may see her on any fine after
noon driving alone toward tho Allecdes Aca
cias. She has had her revenge. Is she satis
fied? Who knows?
WIVES A.T AUCTION.
Chinese lu Australia Make Their
A Chinaman living in Australia when
anxious to have a wife of his own nation,
eends'a letter to an agent In Hong Kong,
written in such terms as these: "I want a
wife. She must be a maiden under 20
years of age, and must not havo left her
father's house. Sho must also have never
read a book, and her eyelashes must be half
an inch in length, Her teeth must bo as
sparkling as tho pearls of Ceylon. Her
breath must be like unto tho scents of the
magnificent odorous groves of Java, and her
attire must bo from the silken weavers ot
Ka-la-Chlng, which are on tho banks of the
greatest river in tho world tho ever-flowing
Tho price of a Chinese woman, delivered In
Sydnoy is 88, but two Chinese women only
cost 52; therefore tho Chinese Import tho
women in couples. Tho importer never sees
his women before they arrive, and then he
generally selects tho best looking one. Tho
other is 6hown around to a number of
well-to-do Chinese, and after they havo in
spected her, she is submitted to what may bo
called public auction.
The writer happened to be present at ono of
these sales. A young girl aged about 10, was
offered, and, after some spirited bidding, pur
chased by a wealthy Chinese shopkeeper,
whoso place of business is in ono of the leading
towns of New South Wales, for 120. The
melancholy aspect of the girl as she went
away in comptny of tho man who purchased
her, was deplorablo in the extreme,
I'rolmlily Wantod a Change of Place.
I had slipped into a back seat of a ycry large
African church at Columbia, S. 0., one Sun
day evening and was watching the kind of
offertory, when one of the deacons, with that
tact which belongs to almost all the colored
race, camo up and politely offered to carry up
for me any contribution I caiedto make. 1
handed him a 25-cent piece, and with inimi
table pomposity he marched down tho aisle
carrying the beggarly coin so that everybody
could see It. Suddenly he turned on his heel
and came back more rapidly, hundreds of
white spotH flashing lu tho stratum of shado
like fireflies against a weedy fence, as the
curious oyes of the crowd were turned to
follow him. Arriving within speaking dis
tance, tho good man called out In a whisper
audible to naif the congregation: "Do you
want any change?"
SMITH WON THE RUBBER,
Continued from Ninth Page.
way. Having swung around to the side of tho
picture, ho would then shorten the radius
a few feet and oscillate to tho opposite side,
continuing this pendulum-like motion till he
reached the plcturo again, ilo would then
como and sit down by my side and discuss the
"A masterpiece, that," he would say; "one
of Reynolds' earliest works. Expression
wonderful, divine; due, according to tho best
critics, to an exaggerated width between tho
eyes. Notice tho mobile features and well
proportioned arms." I claimed her arms wore
too skinny, her noso too short and that the
"exaggerated width" between the eyes made
her look llko n wild-eyed lunatic. Ho said my
ideas of art wore crude, and that I was1
totally devoid of taste. "Now look at
thatliubons over there." ho would say. "Did
you over behold anything so divinely propor
tioned, bo unuttorably beautiful? She is n
dream transferred to canvas." and when I
diagnosed tho case as mumps and cxopthalmlc
goltro, with a complication of elephantiasis,
ho retorted: "If you are going to talk shop
you would better remain outside." I bhw It
was useless to try to hurry Smith, so I lounged
around patiently till tho gallery closed, at
which tlmo I think we or rather Smith had
examined about six pictures The next morn
ing wo revisited the gallery, and after wasting
nearly all of tho day there, wo finally left it.
We did the London galleries a little more
rapidly, gradually diminishing tho tlmo with
each successive gallery till by tho end of the
summer wo never considered a gallery in any
other light than as a race track. Some of tho
races wo have hud through them have been
very close and exciting. When we entered
wo would look a "go' at each other, get an
ovon start and then tho fun would begin. Wo
would rush wildly along tho corridors, knock
ing down children and bumping against stout
ladles, ascend Btairs four and five steps at a
tlmo, dodge among statuary and around cabi
net cases, poll mell, belter skelter, neck and
neck to tho finish. When we came to the
Louvre, our last gallery, wo AVere a tie, each
having won tweuty-flvo races and this was to
be the "rubber." We got an eveuBturt and for
three-fourths of the distance we did not vary
an Inch. But I lost. As we were nearlng the
finish a modem French picture caught my
oyo and almost took away my breath, and I
woe fully 6lx inches behind.
With a few notes from my diary, will close :
"Princess street Is Edlnburg's most beautiful
thoroughfare. Extending along the bank ot
the ravine which separates the city into two
parts the old town and the new town it is
lined on the ono side by beautiful business
houses, while on the other it commands a
lovely view of the pretty gardens below. The
ravine 1b probably a quarter of a mile In width
and is laid out in delightful walks and drives
that lead one through clumps of shrubbery,
by crystal fountains and among multi-colored
beds of flowers arranged In designs most pic
turesque. On this bank, between the street
and the ravine gardens, stands the famous
Scott Monument, probably one of the most
beautiful of its kind in tho world. The
canopy, which terminates In a richly-carved
and highly-ornamented spire, is supported by
four massive pillars. Within ono of these
a winding stairway leads to a balcony above,
from which point a second sorieB of stops
leads to a still higher platform. The effect
of this ornate memorial is very imposing and
is a fitting tribute to the memory of tho great
Scotch bard. A vast number of statuettes
representing characters in the celebrated
author's works fill the niches and angles and
surmount the spires and pinnacles. I believe
it is said all of Scott's characters have repre
sentations on this monument.
"On the other side of the ravino is tho
frowning and Impenetrable old castle. Built
upon a solid single rock that rises with per
pendicular sides abruptly from tho valley be
low, it seems to defy tho ravages of time and
the destruction of man. Like most of these
old castles It is now a barracks, and at present
John Bull's body-guards hold tho fort. Tho
old fortress witnessed some stirring evouts
during tho long and bloody strugglo for Scot
land's independence, and many souvenirs of
these times are ou exhibition in the little mu
seum. Royal Mary here gave birth to royal
James, and tho little bedroom in which tho
event occurred Is never omitted by the local
guide. Ho will also take you to a window
through which tho royal James when he was
in 'jeopardy of life and limb' was lowered in
a basket to a safe place below. Tho celling
of this room 1b decorated with tho Scottish
royal arms. While on this side of tho rayine
we visited St. Giles' Church, 'The Heart of
Midlothian,' tho grave of Knox, and Tron
Church. The latter is so-called, as our guide
book explained, because a public 'tron,' or
weighing machine, stood in front of it, where
citizens might test the accuracy of the weight
of articles purchased from the merchants. If
the weight was found short tho merchant
would bo suspended by the tongue, ears, or
toes, seared -with hot irons, given a public
lashing, or In some other equally Impressive
manner be reminded of his little oversight. It
behooved the merchants of that day In 'Edln
boro' town' to stand In with tho 'tron.'
Holyrood Palaco is ono of tho sights of Edin
burgh, and should bo seen; not that it differs
from other palaces, but because tho guide
book says it should be seen. Wo never ques
tion our guidebook, but follow its every direc
tion. Wo have started through public build
ings and after nearly having finished them
found our guide book recommended entering
at another door and going through in another
direction, and did wo dare oppose our book ?
No; it's our bible. We simply retraced our
steps and wont over that ground again accord
ing to tho suggestions in our guide book.
"In Holyrood Palaco thoro is a gallery of
Scottish kings painted by a Dutch artist .row
imagination. In this palaco also are shown
some dark spots on the floor which some of
tho guides havo tho audacity to Bay are tho
stains of Rizzio's blood. Some of these guides
havo a wonderful imagination. ViEited tho
Knox nouso; went to Colton Hill; saw the
Burns' monument; went to exposition at
night. Intend to leavo for London to-morrow.
Total expense for the day 11. lid.
Retired at 11.15 p, m."
Alva Sioel Roush.
Remember, at 1431 P street northwest you
can buy pure, frosh Jersey milk, "guaranteed"
Drink Tannhauser beer. Bottled by H.
At tho Bellyue Dairy Farm you can buy
bottled milk, pure and frosh.
"Faust Beer" is guaranteed to be straight
lager and six months old.
Gents' Suits Scoured and Pressed, $1,
COATS, 50c. PANTS, 25c. VEBTS,35c.
ALTERING AND REPAIRING
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Our $2.50 quality Reduced to $1.50.
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OUTING HATS & CAPS
Best Pocket Hats, $1.50. ,
Extra Fine Fur Crushers, 75 cents.
Outing Caps, 10 cts., 15 cts., 25 cts., 50 cts
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The $1.75 ones
The $1.00 ones
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BELOW ACTUAL PRICES
We will begin with our Parasol stock
and offor you any one you may select
therefrom that has been retailed by us this
season from $1 to $2, now 95c, from $2 to
$3 now $1.09, from $3 to $4 now $2.23. from
$4 to $5 now $2.95. All other Parasols
above $5 that may strike your fancy you
may havo your choice of at a clear cut
reduction of Thirty (30) per Cent. Dis
count. 100 Gloria Cloth Umbrellas, 20-inch,
metal handles, 97c.
100 Gloria Cloth Umbrellas, 20-Inch, nat
ural sticks, $1.25,
100 Gloria Cloth Umbrellas, 26-incb,
twisted oak handles, $1.50.
100 Union Silk Umbrellas, 2G-lncb, natu
ral handles, $1.75.
50 Union Silk Umbrellas, 20-lnch, Black
50 Gloria Cloth Umbrellas, 20-inch, nat
ural sticks, silver trimmed, $1.59,
Also 2,200 moro Umbrellas, different
grades and styles of handles, that we can
positively save you 15 per cent, on by buy
ing them hero. This is no idle talk, lie
convinced by examining prices asked else
where. 22 dozen Ladies' Percale "Waists. Sizes 32
to 42. Have been 88c. Really worth $1.25.
Your Choice for TWO DAYS ONLY,
67c. 07c. 07c.
Boys' Percale Waists. Sizes 5 to 14 years.
Have been 40c.
Your Choice for TWO DAYS ONLY,
Black Surah Silk Waists. Sizes 32 to 42.
Good value at $7. Our price, $5.89.
Blues and Blacks only.
Good values at $0.50.
Our price, $5.
Wo havo on hand
about three dozen and six Wash Silk Waists
that have been $4, They must be sold. You
may take your choice of patterns at $2.05.
Sixty dozen Misses' Plain White and Fig
ured Lawn Wal6ts. Sizes 8, 10, 12 years.
Our prices on these have been 50c. and 75c.
Your choice, to make room, 39c.
Thirty dozen Ladies' Vassar Shirts. Sizes
32 to 40. JPrices have been $1.25, $1.49, $1.68,
$1.75, $1.85 and $1.98. Your choice, to make
Fifty dozen Ladles' Plain White and Fig
ured Lawn Waists, with belts. Sizes 82 to 44,
inclusive. Prices havo been 75, 95 and 98c.
Your choice, to make room,
07c. 67c. 07c.
We have an odd lot of Jerseys on our coun
ter that must bo disposed of. They are worth
two, three and four times tho money. Your
choice, to make room, 95c.
430, 422, 424, 420 SEVENTH STREET.
Down to $1.50.
Down to $1.20.
Down to 65c
Of Merest to Ladies !
Mr. E. P. Mertz, the
Druggist, corner Elev
enth and F Streets, has
taken the Agency for
Jule's Famous' Toilet
These goods have a
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considered among the
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