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SPKLNGFJELD, OHIO, FRIDAY EVENING, JTEBKLTARy G, 1885.
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I THE HPHINGPIELT) REPUBMC
I Volume XXX. Number U'J'J.
OWEN, PIXLEY & CO.
Ohio Valley ani 1
and snow, follow 1
wealker, winds shift u..
ally higher bnroimb
i I ibt ram
lwr i tearing
iht r y geuer-
We think it a f.iir estimate, to ay
that within tliein-t yo.n upwards or
thirty thoii-and people have toted our
ability to Mippl) their want- in ( lotliii x
and Fiunlshim; (..(hN. Mii.t the
It's the ill. then the good, tlien the
freight, then the mark, then the vale,
then the count at night, simple, isn't
it! Oloik-wnrk, a little iint jr.itliiTs
upon each rev oh ing wlccl. None too
Let us load you immediately to de
tails. onder worsteds at .Sill, Coat,
Vet and rant.
Are doing up ciislomers in great
shape, lie thought or leaving his
measure Tor a thirty -live doll.ir suit,
hut he (li.ingtd tliat thought. IVople
are quite apt to iliaiigc. td-.tiitagc
Over all Miits, ni'li the one excep
tion, Tiz. $1.1 Fur lieaver 'oat and
Yest, there is need of a tJreat Coat.
The (Jreat Coats Tor great men are here
Then in regular size-, Millions at $11,
Cotton Worsted $s, Poorer $3, aiid
Fine XI 4 ami .SI .". "ill you take our
word for their goodness J '
Never was there a hotter time to liny
Overcoats than to da). Me want the
room they occupy.
Children's Jersey Suits, Hrovviis,
(J rays, Blues. oiive waited for the
drop. Here it is, 5 per Suit. The)
ought to go quick. They will.
Do you know that a third of this
great More room is filled with Hoy's
and Children's Clothing.' 'I hat this
branch of the hu-incss N a specialty
with us! For a few da)s more, $2 or
$3 buys a good knee pant suit, and $4
"the best wearer in the house. We'd
like to see )ou here prepared. W e sell
tor cash onl). ou understand the
Next to a good pair of I'ants )ou
should see 70V4 at ?:!. ou'd think
iei all Wool, but they're uot. They
are of the decehing sort of wool. Hush
WoL The worst looking Pants Till
Jeans are $1.:!3. V week and )ou'Il
want another pair. cry many better
grades. $3.50, $3.75, $4, $4.50, $4.75,
$5. They are all here, aud the differ
ence at all times is one profit We
Separate under coats, 'tte'tc another
great stack or lhcc garments. Invoic
ing has added more. A Sack, Cutaway,
IFrock, or a Prime Albert, ?4, $5, $C,
.$7, $S, and every pries a half or a
We've teld of the patent ear protec
ttectors. They will be all out this week.
O" EX, PIXLE1 A CO.,
The cClothiug Manufacturers and Ite
ta tiers at Wholesale Prices S. O. O.
P. C 25 and 27 West ilaiu Street.
Museum of Oriental CreeHl.
lLoudou Tost. I
M. Guillct, a rich burgher of Lyous, hav
ing spent tjonio years of liis life and 200,00)
pounds sterling of his money m tho erection
and fami-Jung of a museum, recently
opened, in his native town, intended to illus
trate the religions of the e:it, has further
applied to hare the establishment tran
ferred to Pans, where it wouli be likely to
Interest and instruct a larger nu.nlr of vu
Jtors. He has, in addition, offered to con
sign the whole into the hands of tho govern
ment unler certain conditions, an offer
which has Itcen accepted. A number of
, priests belonging to the Buddhist and Brah
i xaimc religions are to bo brought to Pans,
.aud at fixed salanes employed m translating
ihistoncal iml liturgical books connected witb
t their respectiv e faiths.
A notable addition to the architecture of
Piccadilly, one of tho mot interesting of
Xondon ttreetji, has jnst been mado by the
completion of the new HatcLett's hotel and
"White Hor-e cellars, on the site of those
time-honored resorts for the coaching clubs
of the metropolis. The now structures are
in the English renaissance style, and incan
descent lights are placed m the coaching
coffee-room-, of the ground floor, and
Amencau walnut has been used in the large
dining-room and some other apartments in
the stately nsw buildings.
sI'HINGHKI.l) M VKKITIS.
Corrected m Chas W.rAsTtR A Co-
I)ilr Kejiort IMzy, Feb 6, ISS5
Better Good suj.i.lv, but dull at Si2'k retail
Eoos Good eupiilv, 1C. tr dot
Polltrv Good demand , chickens, joung. 20a
30c; old, Z515c each.
AM-LES-S1 (Wat 60 per bush
Potatoh 3510c jr buh
bWKET Toiatoes SIJiOaiOOjKr bush .1ereys
Caebacl Dull it tl .! Oil per Mil . 5c hcaJ,
Onions caice, Toa'tOc ier bush
Halt snow-nate hraml tl ii per bbl
Coal Oil s'AlSa-Wc jr k1
tiioAR-t irei Meats iJes, yc, sboulderr, 7c,
hams, 12c, b bacco, 10c
Scgars A larpe demand an 1 prices low, gran
ulated. 7c per lb "A" bile, 6'4c ir lb extra C
light, fijc per lb; yellon c.Sc per lb, C, 5c
Coffee Marke lower, Java, 20a30c per lb;
Kio, golden, )&a-0 ;rlb, Ilio, prime green, 12Ka
15c per lb, kio, uuiod. 10c jict lb.
riYKtrs I0a50a7l'e Jrgal
Molasses e Orleaus, Wa&Oc pergal,6orgbam
50l per gal
KlCfc Kt Carolina, 8J4C Ir lb
Otsters 3(ic irjt
Driep ArrLts & l-3c per lb
Dkiei l'LACHES ioc jer 11
CllICkKNs llressoJ, Si7a!3S5aJ3 50 per dozen.
DtCKS " !i 713 50 lr dor
JIabbits 51 25al 50 ier dor.
Tine washed, 2sa30c, unsasbod, ofi.
Raiivs New l&al.'Hc r lb,
Ccrrast- e 7c iicr lb
, Applss f w c pe lb
rcnu-llalrra M nilied '-," per lb.
I'KtSs Jew l,i tr lb
! The Great Hero to be Rescued or
The "Thundering" of the Times.
The Latest from Lord Wolseley.
1-rmu (tl. WiiIk4.1i..
LiiMMiN, Februarv C. General Wol-clev
telegraphs from Korti to the War Office, this
Httrrnoon that n courier had arrived Irotn the
llntish camp near Mettmneh, who reports
that the reliels at Xietemneh hail become dc
fisntfiuce hearing of the tall of Khartoum.
The courier al-o fays that the attack on Gu
bat may be looked for at any mointnt, as the
teliels expect reinforcements from Khartoum.
Lord Wol'eiey states he will te-main quiet
pending further orders from the Government.
Tilt Cabinet in Senslou.
The Cabinet met at eleven Ill's morning to
3nuler vv hat course ought to lie taken in re
gard to the present Kgyptian emergency
It was decided to Feud telagraplm orders
to India for the despatch of Kast Indian
troop to Suakim, and meanwhile to reinforce
the gamsoi at buakun by drafts of troop?
from England and the Mediterranean.
The concensus of the opinion of the min
istry is m favor of a strong, active and
vigorous policy. The Ministry will sanction
any demand of Lord Wol-eley which will
aid in the defeat of the Mahdi and will se
cure the release of General Gordon, if alive,
or wreak vengeance upon the Arabs if slain.
The telegraph line lietween London and
Korti is-entirely occupied with dispatches be
tween the Cabinet and Lord Wolseley.
on the Kgjptian situa
London, February G The Times, in an
editorial licus ion of the lat news from
Egypt, says "No words of ours are adequate
to expiess the mingled ftelings ol dismay
and consternation and indignant disgust
winch have been unirersally evoked by this
news The present situation is the lamenta
ble itsult of a long course of disregard of the
elementary maxims of statesmanship. The
country Is obliged to confess that
everything has been done that could
be done to add to the risks of defeat. Advice
has been spurned, time wasted, opportunity
lost, and the splendid valor ot our soldiers
w htch offered the last chance for retrieving
the mistakes of the policy, handicapped by
the choice of a line of march, which at the
same tune was long and difficult and without
means of communicating and without a base of
supplies. By the loss of Khartoum, which
was his objective point, Lord Wolseley's
whole expedition is in the air. The concen
tration of his forces is the first necessity
which confronts Wolseley. But where shall
he concentrate? The only effective base
is Snakim, and to make this available
Osman Digna .must be vanquished and the
road to Berber opened. General Gordon must
be saved or aveDged. The honor of the
country must be vindicated, at whatever
In another place the Times says: "The fall
of the solitary figure, Gordon, holding alott
the Hag ot England in the face of hordes ot the
sons of Mam will reverberate through every
baurof Cairo and Calcutta. The result will be
a long and deliberate abandonment of respect
for the British government and its officials by
the followers ot Islam. But England will
save General Gordon, if alive, and if slain,
will avenge his death. Woe to his murderers,
it he has been killed '"
Washinoton, February 5 Sen atl Hills
introduced Providing for striking medals
to commemorate the completion of the Wash
Mr. Sherman oflered tLe following resolu
tion, whu-h was agreed to
Beolvtd, That the committee on judiciary
be directed to inquire and report to the Sen
ate as to whether any legislation n required,
and it to what, in regard to the appointment
of court-martials, and a regulation of the
proceediegsand practice in trials before such
courts in time of peace, and whether under
the existing law an officer may be tried be
fore the court-martial appointed by the Presi
dent, in cases where the commander of the
accused officer to be tried, is not the accuser.
Another resolution offered by Mr. Sherman
was agreed to, calling upon the postmaster
general for information as to the number of
clerks oc upied on the matter of the adjust
ment of postmasters' salaries, and the pro
gress they have made with the work.
The Senate took up the bill for the redemp
tion of the trade dollar, and the suspension
ot the standard silver dollar, but before a
vote was reached the Senate adjourned.
IIocse Mr. Belmont, from the Committee
on Foreign Affairs, reported back the resolu
tion rcqiusting the President to cau'e copies
ot all communications which have been re
ceived respecting the Congo Conference, and
especially ci pies of the text com Jiission ot
power sent by the Government to each ot the
three American plenipotentiaries or agents to
e immediately transmitted to the House.
Mr. IUndall, from the Committee on Rules,
reported an amendment to the special "ten
objections" rule, so as to provide that ob
jections shall not be called for until ten min
utes' debate, and a long and heated discus,
House went into committee on the nver
and harbor bill and afterward legislative, ex
ecutive and judicial appropriation bills were
Colcmbcs, Febuary 5. Sinate Hou e
bill fixing a bnshel of corn at C3 pounds for
the whole year passed and it is a law.
Senate bill passed requiring foreign insu
rance companies to dposit$100,000 of securi
ties in the State treasury.
Bill was introduced to enable mutual in
surance companies to insure against losses
from tornadoes and cyclones.
A bill was introduced to amend several
sections so as to remodel and codify thelaws
regulating the Ohio National Guard. It
embodies the suggestions made at the lste
meeting ol the officers of the National Guard.
Mr. I'ruden offered a joint resolution look-
ing to the consolidation of the governments
of Hamilton count) and the city ol Cincin
nati. A resolution was adopted accepting the in
vitation to visit the New Orleans Exposition.
Holse. House bills to legalize advertising
m Sunday papers and for Ires school books
at Clev eland were defeated.
Senate joint resolution for the State to con
tract for keeping incorrigible boys at Toledo
Hills introduced: Providing for getting on
the tax duplicate property not reported; pro
viding for the release of county conimis-ion-ers'
bjudsmea; amendinj "oor laws; bill
amending the ditch law so as to permit street
commissioners or road supervisors to petition
county commissioners to open, widen or
straighten ditches without givine bonds.
Cincinnati, February C Engineer James
Flamgan, injured in the accident on the To
ledo Narrow Gauge last night, has so im
proved that there are, to-day , hopes of his
recovery. The train was running away,
having become uncontrollable, descending a
stei p grade. The engineer and fireman re
mained on the engine until it left the track.
The fireman. Jack Squires, was killed
llooiu for Jiiiinn.
Ntw YoiiK, Februaiy G. Prominent mem
bers of the National Democratic Committee
state that Jonas will be a member of the Cab
inet. Policeman Shot.
Toronto, February C Policeman James
Armstrong was shot and dangerously wounded
by Thomas Little, a notorious horse thief and
burglar, who escaped.
The Woostcr street fire in New York was
very extensive, consuming property to the
value of half a million dollars. Quite a larga
number of families are homeless.
Harry Barton, who looks like an American,
and who was arrested in White Chapel, Lon
don, with the missing Cunningham box in his
possession, has been remanded toClarkenwell
prison. He Is reported to be "keenly alive
to his unfortunate position."
Vice-President-elect Hendricks meets with
a cordial reception in the several Southern
cities which be visits.
Denis Sadler, publisher of Catholic books,
New York, has just died.
The Oklahoma Boom.rs, at a convention
held at Topeka, Kansas, elected Capt. Couch
president and decided to make a g.neral ad
vance on Oklahoma on the Mb. of March.
Nathan F. Dixon, Esq, of Westerly, R.
1., a son of the late ex-United States Senator
Nathan Dixon, will be elected to Congress
from the Second Rhode Island district, to
succeed Hon. Jonathan Chace, recently chosen
successor to the late Senator Anthony.
The Laporte (Ind.) Savings Bank has re
sumed. G rover Cleveland is holding a reception (to
Democrats) at the Victoria Hotel, New York.
John A. Logan is the Republican nominee
for re-election as Senator from Illinois. In a
speech to the caucus he said that, if the Re
publicans stood by him be would be re
elected. James McCarty, lariner near Cable, Ohio
The Cincinnati Board of Trade has passed
resolutions favoring a registry law.
Matilda Lee, a colored woman, was burned
to death in a shanty fire in Cincinnati.
Coneressman Finerty says he regards the
fall of Khartoum as a blessing to humanity.
Patrick Ford, of New Orleans, admits that
he killed A. H. Murphy, but claims self-de-tense.
Cincinnati Fire Commissioners are consid
ering the use of sprmg wagons instead of
Albert Anderson, night yardmaster of the
the Pan-handle Railroad, was killed by the
cars at Xenia.
It is said that newspapers that favor Eng
land in discussions ot dynamite warfare are
to be boycotted.
Governor Cleveland dined with the prom
inent Mugwumps at the Brevoort House, New
York, Thursday night.
The Japanese Government has offered a
piece of land in Tokio in lee simple to the
Uuited States tor legation purposes.
Frank Bonham, returning to his home near
Radical City, Kas., found there the murdered
bodies of his mother, brother and sister.
A story comes from Wasniugton to the
effect that a blacksmith of Worcester county,
Md., has fallen heir to $4,000,000 aud an
Ed. O'Sullivan, of New York, claims to
own the patent on "swinging harness," and
threatens the Cincinnati Fire Department
with suit for using the device.
Governor Cleveland, in an interview, said
be thought it wise to retain the support of
the Independents, and thought it a question
whether the Solid South could be maintained
by the Democrats.
Captain Co.ar Celso Mareno says there are
eighty thousand Italians in this country who
are practically slaves ot padroni. lie is urg
ing Congress to take action in the matter,
and has appealed to King Hu'abert.
Jetting Kid of a It.ul Heil-IVlInvT.
It is a question if there ever was a
hero of a iilch or prairie scene, who
exhibited more pluck .inii fortitude, or
more inventive gerjius than tho hero of
the fo!owin "o'er true tile." It is
but a part of the ?tor of the escape of
a Caffre chief from the Zulus. t oc
curred on an island near bouth Africa,
among the rocks and caves of which lie
was trying to hide away from his pur
"A week has passed since I had pro
cured the gun and some assagies Irom
the place where the Zulus had ambush
ed the white men. and I hid seen no
signs of a humin being; but I knew too
well tho enemy by whom I had been
enptured, not to be aw are, that if he
intended to recapture me, he would lie
concealed for many day, watching for
a chance of surprising me. My inten
tion was to support life until a ship
came to X.ital, for I concluded that
when the schoonei which had escaped
reached Table Hay and informed the
authorities there tint the Zulus had ov
errun Xatal. some steps would be tak
en to obtain at least Information as to
what had since o curred. Thus I lived
in daily hopes of seeing a sail, and once
more joining white men.
"One night I had retired to my hut
and had slept 1 11 the dawn began to
show, when Iavvokowith a strange
feeling of oppression and weight on my
chest. My gun was close beside me.
and my knife within reach of my hand.
For a moment I was not aware what
was the cause of this singular feeling I
experienced, and 1 opened my ey cs
without otherwise moving. In the dim
light I saw that which, for an instant,
caused my heart to cease beating. Over
my chest vv as tho coil of a rock snake,
this coil being bigger round than my
thigh. I could see that the tail of the
snake was outside my small hut, and
in consequence of my lying on tho
ground the huge reptile had not been
able to coil completely around me. I
knew I was in imminent danger, and 1
also at once derided on the safest aud
most probable means of escape. Mov
ing my arm slowly, I grasped my knife
aud then raising my head, ww the
snake's eyes within two feet of mine.
Mis held was on the ground and so
close that I could lift my hand above
it. I carried out this movement very
slowly, the sinke remaining motion
less Then, with a sudden tab, Idrovo
my long knife through tho snake just
where his head joined his neck and
pinned him to the ground. With a
struggle I slipped from under his body,
and now tho fight began. So tenacious
of life are these reptiles that, although
I had sepimted JiU head from his body
as legards the vertebw. yet he twisted
and rolled the great coils of his bodyso
rapidly and powerfully tlitt several
time-he had surrounded my legs with
a loop, and it was only by a quick
movement on my p irt that I esciped
the danger of being inclosed in a vice
like embr ce. I succeeded, however,
in avoiding its coils and suddenly
eciamblcdoiit of the hut, leaving the
snake in possession."
Gen. Montjroniery'K Heath.
I.!iie Livingston Hunt in Harpers'
Mayitziitc for I'ebru uy in a -kc ten of
the life and services of (Jen. Kit-hard
It was at 4 o'clock in the moruii.g of
December M, Iu7.", dining a violent
sno-storm, that the attack on Quebec
was made. 'J he little American army
had undergone im-Npre-sib e li iriNhips
during the e impugn, and the soldier
wcrehilf st.tivid and half naked. It
took all the linguistic power ot Mont
gomery to sin them into lenevved ac
tion. "Men of Xevv York." he ex
claimed, "you will not feir to follow
where your General leads; in ueii on!"
Then pi ii ing himself in the front, he
almost immediately reeeiveil die mor
tal wound which suddenly closed his
Thus fell Hi chard Montgomery, at
the early age of thirty -seven. 'Ihree
weeks before his death he was pro
moted to the rank of M ijor-general.
Young, gifted, and brave, lie was
mourned throughout the country, at
whose altar he had offered up his life
app irently in vain; for his fate decided
the battle in favor of the British.
The story that ho was borne from
the held of battle bAarou Hurr, under
tho continued fire of the enemy, has
always been received with doubt. It
may now, upon the ihighest authority,
be pronounced without foundation.
It was rumored, but not ascertained
by the British for somc hours, that
the American General h id been killed.
Anxious to ascertain. General Carlcton
sent in aide-de-camp to the seminary,
where the Amorio;injprisoners were,
to inquire if any of them would identify
tho body. A field-officer of Arnold's
division, who had been made prisoner
near Sault au Matelot barrier, accom
panied tho aide-de-camp to the Pros do
Villa guard, and pointed it out among
the oilier bodies, at the same time pro
nouncing in accents of grief a glowing
eulogitim on Montgomery's bravery
and worth. Besides that of the Gen
eral, the bodies of his two aides-de-camp
were recognized among the slain.
All were frozen stiff. General Mont
gomery w as shot through the thigh and
through the head. When his bodj- was
taken up his features were not in the
least distorted, his countenance ap
peared serene and placid. like the soul
that had animated it. His sword, the
ay mbol of his martial honor, lay clo-e
beside him on the snow. It was picked
up by a drummer-boy, but inimediitely
afterward vvas given up to James
Thompson, Overseer of Public Works
and Assistant Eugineer during the
siege, who had been intrusto I by Gen
eral Carleton with the interment of the
body, 'lhrough the courtesy of the
British General, Montgomery was bur
ied within the walls of Quebec with tho
honors of war.
Koso Ey tinge writes from Montana
to the Dramatic Xews thit the hand
somest house, tho only brick one, at
Deer Lodge, in faet, belongs to a Butte
City gambler. Kemarking upon it to
her escort, who was a local pioneer.sho
said: "Industrv and economy evident
ly lead to wealth here as well as any
where else." "Yes'm," was the reply ;
"'specially if ye deal a square game
aud travel well heeled." The actress
did uot waste any more proverbs in
An avowed communist and a sup
porter of the rights of capital were
each presenting their views to a crowd
in the street the other day when the
communist sud: "Yes, sir, what is
wanted to make the world Letter and
mankind happier is an equal distribu
tion of wealth." "Xo, sir," replied
the other, "whit is wanted is an eqml
distnbut on of the qualities by which
wealth is obtained, if such a thing were
possible." "O, sir, that wouldn t do,"
retorted tho communists, "we don't all
want to be d d rascals, you know."
The head of a large manufacturing
establishment in Cincinnati lately jiaiu
a visit to Birmingham, Ala , to see if he
could better himself by a chaugo of
location. Ho found a site to pleaso
him, but the land was held at such a
stifl ligure that he was discouraged.
"Well, I don't see whit you expect,"
said the owner. "Why, I have got to
have coal and iron as well as a site,"
was the reply. "Coal! Iron! Here,
boys (to a couple of sons), tun over the
plate and discover two or three coal
and iron mines for this gentleman! I
calculated to throw in at least two
gooil mines with the site of course!"
IluM btrctt Xews.
A Hartford man, now aged eighty
years, who has smoked for over sixty
beveu years, has kept au account of his
expenses, and linds that if he invested
the same sum every six months and
placed it at compound interest he
would now have $200,000 to his credit.
A lecturer has been dow n in Nan
tucket lecturing on the whale. It is a
town of old whalers, and when he un
dertook to tell his audience how whales
were harpooned he wasn't exactly "all
at sea." He show ed very plainly that
he had never been there on a whaling
MISS PENELOPE, Sit.
I!nrIuira "i etlitou in Demorest's Monthly
Dr Hanly was Jli-s Penelope's father,
and Miss Penelofo nna aunt to
Penelo-w Hardy, Jr They had lived
nearly all their lives in the same old
fashioned house, and Miss Penelope had
never been anny from it for ono night even.
There had leui a Large family of them, and
as all the others were quicker and more self
asaorting that Miss, Penelope, somehow she
had aln ay s been put aside and burdens laid
upon her small shoulders hi a fashion that
might ha o broken down a stronger spirit,
but she never thought about it at first, and
when she did at last wake up to the fact, the
mother had been laid to rest m the quaint
old church-yard, the brothers and sisters
were married or gone out into the world,
and her own y outh w as gone. Only Miss Pen
elope and the doctor remained be peculiar
and Somewhat of a martinet; she, with a
simple, belfacriflcin,f nature and a strict
New England conscience which always kept
her keenly sensible of her ow n shortcomings.
At last the doctor grew too feeble to prac
tice any longer, and after some demur, sold
out to Dr. Joel bherburne, a shrewd, ener
getic Mame man. who set up his shingle a
little way off and soon extended the busi
ness as much again as when ho got it. He
was cheerful as well as skillful (two essen
tials to a popular physician), keeping well
up with tho times, and lieople were
quick to find it out.
could not afford to
Hardy's many y ears
ence, and was very
times to ask the older mill's ad vio, which
gratified him and cunse-quently pleased Miss
Peneloiie. It was such u break in the mo
notony of their humdrum lives to have this
big cheery man to come- in mid sit anhour
with them, bringing a breath of the outer
world with him, for bis talk was not always
of medicine, busy as be was, he found timo
to read tho magazine-, ani many a new idea
and pleasant thought touud its nnj to Mis
Penelope's more than half-sUirvexl brain.
They made a co-y group urouud the open
hearth, for Dr. liar ly vv as as fond of a roar
ing wood ftre a-s Charles Dudley Warner
bnrL-elf, and looked upon "a hole m the lloor"
as an invention of the Evil On.
The two doctors talked and argued to their
heart's content, while Miss Penelope sat on
the opiosite side of tLe hearth, and knitted
or darned and listened. She was full of
kindly impuLse, and observing that Dr.
Sherburne's driving gloves were out nt
fingers, she timidly offered, one evening, to
mend them for him, and did so while he sat
there; another time, in 'omo mysterious
way, sho discovered that there wore great
holes in his overcoat pockets, which also re
ceived attention, and gradually the now doc
tor began to hav e a quiot friendly feeling
for the unobstrusive little worn in.
Now Mis Penelope had nev cr had a beau,
that is, an out-an J-out one. Many j ears be
fore, when she was m the hey-day of her
y outh, and round and pleasant to look at,
John Miller, the shool -master's sou, had
made one or two advances. On one occasion
ho had waited at the church door to see her
home, and had made it a point to offer her
hair his book in singing-school, but Miss
Penelope had been too shy or indifferent to
respond, so finally he went away, aud she
never heard any thing more of him. Her
life had been too full of cares and responsi
bilities to give any thought to love or lov e
making, so she came to bo an undeniably old
maid without ever hav mg been m lov e.
Affairs were at this stage when Penelope,
Jr., came home. In a lit of gratitude for
having been nursed through a severe illness,
her mother had named her after Mis Pene
lope, but as the gratitude wore away, it
was corrupted to Pansy , "a silly, f urbishy
name,'' said her grandfather, and never
called her by it, though every one
else did, even Dr. Sherburne, although,
be lil'eil the old-fashioned name best, and
always thougnt of hr by it. Her mother
had died years before, and her father was in
California making money, so the girl spent
her summers with her mother's people, and
ber winters in the old hoinesteaX
She wu a happy, winsome yotaia; thin;,
and brightened up the old house wonderfully.
She and Dr. Sherburne made f neuds at onco.
She played on the three-Ugged old piano,
and the doctor suddenly discovered he could
accompany her on the violin. Such fun as
they had over their duets, such vigorous
and masterful beginnings, and such lame
and squeaky endings. They were even
daring enough to attempt Do Benotl
Dr. Joel dropped m quite often now, and
a close observer would have noticed that be
wore his Sunday clothes almost ev ery even
ing, was much more particular in bis general
appearance, and always had something to
show or tell Penelope, Jr , in which
that wily little maiden ap-wared to be
deeply interested. These days Penelope, Sr.,
did not feel as cheerful as usuaL She found
herself sighing and feeling very lonely at
times, and those times, strange to say, were
generally when Pany and Dr. Joel were
practicing duets together, or reading out of
the same book or talking over mutual expe
riences in the out-ide world. It did not occur
to ber to blame either of them, m fact, she
knew of a little episode in Pansy's life w hich
bad resulted in the pretty ring on Ler finger,
and she thought tile dector knew it, and it
seemed quite natural that he would prefer
the younger woman's company She blamed
no one, nor thought of analyzing her own
feelings, she only know she vvas not so cheer
ful as usuaL
As tine v ore on the doctor's visits grew
ery frequent, and ho began to reidizo, for
the first time in his busy life, that bachelor
quarters .vero bare and disuil pi ices. Vis
ions of a pleasant hearth of Ins own, and a
pleasant face beside tho hearth, liegau to
haunt his waking moments, and after much
cogitation and weighing of pros and cons,
Dr. Sherburne wrote a letter. It vvas a
work of some time aud meditation, and cost
many a sheet of paper before it was com
pleted , then, a patient unexpectedly step
ping into the otll'e, it wa hurriedly ad
dressed to 'Miss Pcnelujo Hardy," and dis
patched During the day it was received, Pansy
took it in, and reading the surwrscnption,
ran uii-stairs lightly to Miss Penelope's reoin
with it "Here. Miss Penelope Hardy,' she'
cried, gaily holding the letter over her head;
"is a love-letter for y ou. OhI y ou sly aunty,
to be receiving letter fmtn unknown (to me)
writer. Here, read it, an I then confess to
me or I'll never forjive you." She ran
laughirgly away, anJ Mis Penelope vvas
left alone with her lett r It was mot unu
sual for her to receive one, unle-a from
Pansy when she vvas away, so she put ou her
spectacle- and read tho address carefully lie
fore sho opened it. It was certainly for her,
-"Miss Penelope Hardy," in a bold free hand,
all Penelope's letters were addressed to
Pansy. After looking it over on all sides,
she cut off the end of the envelope with her
scis-ors, and drew out the letter, and this is
what she read:
Dlak Miss Pexlloi-e Perhaps you wdl
be surpri-ed w hen you read tills letter. 1
hope that you have guesstxl long ago how
dear y ou are to me, and that y ou may be
willing to givo the guid ince of y our dear
life into mv hands.
I know there is a difference in our ages
but not so great 1 hope that love cannot
bridge it ov er; and I will try my best to
shield y ou from every trial and care, anil to
deserve your affection.
I have prospered in business during the
past year, and can offer you a vary comfort
able home, and y ou will still bo near enough
to the homestead to bo able to look af tr
them. I know you must havo had other
suitors before me, ani I am plain and old
fashioned, not gifted with flowers of speech,
but I shall consider my self a mo-t happy
and fortunate man if you will cou-ent to be
my wife. Yours sincerely,
Joel Sheum r"E.
P. S Please let mo hear from you as soon
Mis- Penelope gasped and laid down the
letter. Her state of mind closely resembled
that of the little old woman of our chdd
hood's days upon whom the naughty ped
dler's trick had such a bevvildermg effoct.
She almost asked, 'Am I IT1 Her nun .
was in chaotic confusion. She walked over
to the small blurred looking-glass which
hung over her chest of drawers, and stood
tbaro lookimr intently at herself.
-AU, u ne noil come tweuty jeors b..
she whisjiereil, shaking her head sadly at the
reflection lufore her; uthen I might havo
le-en worth the having; now, I am an old
woman And yet he loves me, and wall con
sider himself fortunato if I will bo Ins wife.
He is so strong and kin It It must bo very
pleasant to have somebody to love one and
take care of one. I would keep all bis things
in order and make him so comfortable.
What will father say! Will he bo willing to
let me gol Oh, mother, I have kept my
trust faithfully all theo years; will it bo
wrong if I put this man before my fatheri
Dear Lord, what have I done to deserve this
great hnppine.-s!" Falling on her knees
by her bedside, roor Miss Peuelope
sobbed and cned a wall of sorrow
for her lost youth and more than one tear of
joy. She knew her own heart now , and no
matter how things ended, it was "a lasting
comfort to hav o been lov td ly such u good
man." Here Penelope, Jr , a peared upon
the scene, and hearmg the wonderful news
told by Miss Penelope with as many blushes
as a girl of 10, claj ped her hands and em
braced he1" relativ e ou the spot, declaring it
was no more than she had expected, which
Last remark greatly surprised the older
On Dr. Sherburne's table lay two letters
w hich he w as quick to spy when he came in.
One was 'iotmarke.l "lioston," and was
from his sister; the other was directed m a
small, cramped hand, the capitals carefully
elaborated, as if by one not given to much
writing Neither of them seemed to be
what he exictod, so he read his sister's let
ter llrst The en 1 of it run thus:
"Do you know anybody in that v ery-f ar
away village of yours by the nanio of Pansy
Harding 1 happened to know (in confidence,
o. course,) that she is engaged to my imrticu
1 ir pet Archie Johnston. He rav es ov er her
to me, and report say s her paternal relative
has no end of money. I am dy mg to know
all about her Do make her acquaintance,
and give me your candid opinion ot her."
Her pretty ring, "a friend"' to whom she
constantly spoke of writing, and numberless
incidents unnoticed at the time, rushed to his
memory, aud a slow sickening conviction
grow upon tho lonely man that "youth at
tracts y outh," and that Archie Johnston's
Pansy would never be his wife. Slowly,
aimle sly, he ojiened tho other letter, but
after the first line or two read rapidly to the
end. Miss Penelope wrote:
Da. Joel Sueiuiurnl. I have read your
letter, and must say it was a great surprise
to me I never imagined that you cared so
much, or at all, for me. First of all, I want
to tell y ou some things that y ou may not
know. You speak of the difference in our
nge- as if it were a great deaL I may look
y ounger than I am, but I did not think so.
lam 41. and I heard you tell father you
were 1J, so you see there is ery little differ
ence. I promt-ed mother when she died,
ten years ago, that as long as father lived I
would take care of ncm; so if you took me
you would have to take father, too, and not
many men w -uld want an oil maid for a
wife, ani her old father be-ides. You are
also mistaken about my having bad suitors.
I have never had one in my life; y ou are the
only man who has ev er cared enough for mo
to ask mo to marry him. so I know nothing
at out lovo affairs, but I do know that your
letter has made me very happy, and that if
it should be the will of Providence, I will
try to moke y ou a good wife. But I would
like j ou to consider all the obstacles, and do
nothing rash or that you might regret one of
the-e days. PurELor-E Hakdit.
"Whew'"' whistled the doctor, sitting up
right in his chair. "Here's a deuce of n mess!
I asked Penelope, Jr., and Penelope, Sr., has
accepte 1 mall"
He read it again slow ly, then walked over
to the mantelpiece, took his pipe out of his
pocket, and knocking the ashes out proceeded
to till it, stuffing the tobacco well down
with ais finger, then he lighted it m the
same deliberate way and returned to his
chair. He read Miss Penelopo's Iottcr agam,
sev eral times, puffing at his pipe and strokmg
hLs beard thoughtfully. I would not like to
say how many pipes the doctor smoked that
night, or how many times that latter was
ro id, or how many times that beard was
stroked, nor is it for me to lay bare his meditation-.
Enough, that quite early next
morning a. small boy brought a note to Miss
Ptnelope, containing these words:
Tho obstaclna re net lnsar-nountablo. I
shall call to see yon this af tornoon. J. S.
This note threw Miss Penelope into a state
of nervousness very trying to Penelope Jr.,
though It must bo confessed that energetic
young person did a great deal in a short
time rooted objections to certam modern
unproveinents in dres- were borne down and
overruled in a most determined and red
handed fashion, and certainly Penelope
Hardy, with her hair rolled looely at the
nape of her neck inste ai of in a tight knot
on the top of her head with a soft bow of
pretty blue fastening tho simple linen collar,
and relieving tLe sev erely made black dress,
with a piuk flu-h (born of intense excite
ment) on her cheeks, and a new light in her
timid ey es, was a much pla-anter person to
look at than the Penelope who had sat by
the hearth and darned.
Penelope, Jr, opened the door for him.
"I am v ery glad," she whi-iiored 1 eartily,
pressing his hand in her eager, girlish fash
ion. "I always thou.ht you would suit each
other." And before he could find words to
re. pond (that last remark being rutLer hard
upon bun, considering the circumstances) led
h'm quickly to the parlor, and shutting the
t' oor softly, went away.
"Beholi vour Uly--es!" he said, with a
forced javii., very foreign to his usual self
assured manner. But as he saw the -mall
shrinking figure, the thin face flushed, the
hands roughened and stained with many
years of willing labor for other-, twisting
each other ncrvou-ly, and thought of the
constant self-sacntlco and repre ion she bad
endured so long and -o patiently, a great
wave of pity, v ery nigh akin to love, swept
over his heart, and he put out both hand
with a protecting gesture to meet hers, say
ing arne-tly, "Let us cast m our lots to
gether. Penelope, and try to bo good to one
Then Ms Peanlcpo broke down utterly,
nnd cried great tears of yoy and thankful
ness, but tin- time they fell upon the -boulder
of the doctor's best coat, and Penelope,
Jr , was not needed as a comforter
This all happened some time ago, and one
would -carcely recognize the staid, prim
Miss Penelope in the sweet-faced placid
little lady w no rules Dr. Sherburne's hou-e
In ber new life she has expanded and
blossomed into a grace and fullness that
seemed impossible. Dr. Hanly has "falle
asleep," and she is free to give all her lov a
and care to her husband.
Pansy is married, and comes sometimes la
the !ti-nmer to visit tnem, with herchiUren.
The gossips said, "What possesse 1 Dr. Sher
bourne to marry that old maid, w hen he
might have had better for the asking!"
But Dr Joel keeps his secret, and is quite
content. He frequently -siys, with a merry
twinkle in his eyes, 'There is a divinity
that shapes our ends, rough hew them how
we wilL' 'Twas a lucky day for me, P-nny,
w hen that letter of m.ne reached y ou."
And Mr-. Joel accepts the compliment,
blushing, and looking as happy ov er it as if
-he had never heard thi remark before.
Itii'iortant I acton In the Uod l'olitlc -
Success In Ittuiuess Iter M 0etj
the Oileeu Consort, the Kir.g'i.
IForeiim Letter 1
The Siamese con-u'er themselves to b3 a
handsome race, and in their opinion their
w. mien are more beautiful than tho-o of any
ot'icr country. La Loubere, a French write",
say stint he onco exhibited to tli3 Miuio-e
'he pit traits of some celebrate t beauties of
the court of Louis XIV, and vva- coaipetId
to icknou u Ige that th y excite-d no admira
tiou whatever. A largo Freaeh doll, how -evei,
which Le pre- nted to one of the
r imees was pronounced a mo-lei of pavsical
-vrfeetion, an I hi was as.ured that a weman
i such a form and vv ith such exquisite
lejtures would command a high price in the
The nativ e w omen of Siam are certainly
remarkubly han.Uome, and though some
what diminutive, 'bey oro naturally grace
ful in their moveuiMits, and excel the men
in intelligent e mil shrew dno-s. They are
cashiers in almost eery native e-tablish
meat and aru tsinsiilered to be safer guard-
tans ot the money-box than the proprietors,
or even their own husbands, to whom they
dole out the cop- er ots or silver finings with
frequent precautions and admonitions. Al
though in accordance with eastern ideas,
they are regarded as inferior to man in every
resjiect, there are few countries where they
so thoroughly demonstrate and maintain
their equality as they do in Siam. In every
well-organized and properly-conducted busi
ness house they are acknowledged to be in
dispensible, and nearly all the multitudinous
native hongs and retail establishments at
Bangkok, as well as thooe in the remote prov
inces of the realm, are either owned or man
aged by them.
They seem to possess a genius for trade,
and are marvelously successful in all kinds
of mercantile pursuits. As saleswomen in
the native shops they are precise and per
sistent in making a bargain, aud always win
their customers by a genial craftiness that is
too fascinating to resist and an unaffoctsd
plausibility that disarms suspicion. The
Chinese merchants who settle in Siam and
engage hi trade have a keen appreciation of
the e qualities, and select Siamese woman
for their wives in preference to those of their
own race, who are seldom capable of be
coming anything but toys and menials.
Thus, with the Kura-ians on the one hand
and the Siamo Chinese on the other, that
section of the far east is being gradually
peoplod by new-formed races in which only
a few distinguishing traces of the ancestral
types will ultimately be found.
biaineso women are also important factors
in the body politic. In the state, as well as
m the hou-eholJ, she performs a part which
commands the r-upect of even those who pre
tend to despise her sex. In the palace her
will is "the power behind the throne greater
than tho throne itself." Her majesty, th
queen consort, though unproclaimed as the
royal spouse, is, nevertheless, practically
supreme in influence, if not in authority.
She is less beautiful than some of the inmates
of the royal mansion,, but mora noted for her
ability and intelligence, than any of the
women that surround the court The young
king has been devotedly attached to her
from his boyhood, and domes her nothing
that his generous nature can bestow to com
plete her happine-a.
It is oven as-erted that he would abolish
the time-honored custom of the country by
casting aside his other wives if she demanded
it. She is his constant companion at home,
ami always accompanies him on every
journey, und, I was informed by a mission
ary Lady who ha3 been a frequent visitor at
the palace for many years, that in the
affairs of state he relies more upon her
judgment than upon the service of the mem
lers of the privy council, who are presumed
to bo skilled m the subtle art of diplomacy
and statecraft. Besides being amiable, in
telligent, frugal, and Industrious, she is
gifted with good sense and endowed with
other admirable virtues. When Mrs. Grant
was presented to her in the private audience
chamber of the royal palace she conducted
herself with a simplicity and dignity of
manner that could not have been surpassed
if she had been a well-trained scholar in the
school of etiquette.
8TORIES WHICH MAKE THE TRIGGER
Shot After Sunset KllUng; a :
"Around the Corner" A Ballet
Strikes the Stark After Tea
Foreet and Stream.
One day I followed a doe's tracks from U
a. m. till sunset without having obtained
anything like the merest glimpse of my
game. I was fast losing hope, as but a few
moments of daylight were left me, when, on
coming to the edge of a flat, covered by
heavy y e ow birch timber, and terminated
on the f ui 'iier side by an abrupt bank, like
that of a t iver, I saw the old doe standing
half way up the bank, broadside to, the fawn
below her, its slender neck upst retched ex
actly in lir.o with its mother's shoulder. At
that distance (ninety very long paces) the
neck looked about the sizo of a hoe-nandle
but I took a quick look through the doable
sights and tired. The fawn went down lik
a stono; the doo gave one convulsive bound,
nearly twenty feet, to the top of the bank,
dropped dead in her tracks and rolled back
a-.ro-s her fawn.
My next shot, purely one of chance, 1
think can be classed as wonderful. I was
follow mg the tracks of a doe and fawn.
Within twenty rods of where I struck the
tracks I suddenly saw half of the neck and
the head of tho fawn, which was lying down,
partly turned from me, placidly chewing iti
cud. A hot tbrr.ugh its neck stretched it
life'ess, and, - .th my rifle held ready for a
second shot, I advanced cautiously, expect
mg to see the doe; but, nothing stimng,
concluded that she had got away unobserved
in the thick spruce growth. So setting away
my nfle, I legan to dress the fawn, whict
proved to be a very large one. In doing this
I had changed my position, so that on rasing
I caught full sight of the doe lying dead,
twenty feet away to the left, and at right
angles with the Line of tire. Half stupefied
with amazement I walked up to her, anc
found the warm blood still trickling from e
bullet-hole in the center of hei
tally, and saw that she bad diec
m her bod without a kick. On goinf
back to the fawn to investigate, I found
that the bullet (a pointed one), about foui
feet beyond the neck of the fawn, had passed
through a hackmatack sapling two inches
through, a little to the left of the center
tearing the left side out and cutting the tres
nearly half down; then turning at a regh'
ang'e, it had struck the doe as mentioned,
jas-ed directly upward between the kidneys,
cutting off the big artery and burying resell
in the spine. The deer was as safe from
direct shot as though the Rocky mountain!
had mterpc sed between usl
At another time, when following a big, fa)
doe in a feathery snow, which adhered t
ev ery thing, on coming to an alder run, atom
eighty y ards across, filled with these bushet
from the size of a knitting needle to over ai
inch through, I caught sight of her black ta
hanging down motionless. There was about
one chance in a thousand of getting a bullet
through, but I always took all sud
chances, and fired without a moment's hesi
tation. The tail disappeared instantaneously
aud, fixing my eyes on an object u:
range, so as to advance in a direct line,
I followed the path of the bullet Half way
across I found an alder about as big as t
pipe-stem cut off clean; but half way fion
there, to where the deer stood, and fully tec
feet to the right of the line, Isiw anothe.
alder fully on mch in diameter cut off no
more than a foot above tho ground anc
thrown three feet from its stump. "Thai
settle- it, I said to myself, and startec
rapidly forward to take up the track again
On reachirg the spot I found some blact
hairs ly mg on the snow exactly as if cut ou!
by a bullet and the first bound of the dee)
was nearly twenty feet. This looked like i
wounded deer, but, smiling at tho absurdity
of the idea, I pressed forward and withu
ten rods came upon my game stone dead
with a bullet exactly through the center o'
its talk To have struck the deer at all aftei
being deflected ten feet out of Its courst
would Lave been sufliciently remarkable,
but to go exactly to the spot aimed at was t
Bora AMU Be Buoys.
Some Florida boys, who had a swimming
hole along the banks of the SL John river,
were often driven out of the water by a very
largo alligator who came to sample them.
At last they bit upon a little racket to get
even with him. They constructed a buoy
the exact size, shape and shade ot an ordi
nary boy, and filled it with nitroglycerine,
and took a pole and pushed it out a little
way from shore. Presently the alligator
came ud with his mouth wide open like a
steel trap, and in one bite be took in ovei
half the bnoy, who just at that juncture
went off and blew him tail first about three
miles up the river.
Moral "Boys will tw buoys."