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DAILY . CAIRO BULLETIN.
CA1K0. ILLINOIS SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 29, 1882.
M yor N. B. Thistlewood.
Treasurer T. J. Kertn.
cleric-Dennis. J, Foley.
Counselor Wm. B. Gilbert.
Maraha)-L. H. Meyora, .
uAHi or uiibm.
Kirnt Ward-Win. McHalo.T. M . KJmbrongh.
Second Ward-Jeme llinklj, U. N. Boghei.
Third Ward B. V, Make, John Wood.
Kourtn Wrd-CbirlB. O. ratter, Adolpb Bwo-
b Klfth Ward-T. W. rjalllday, Ernest B. Pettlt.
: Ircult J ikIko D. .! . Baker.
Circuit Clerk-A. II. Irvlu.
foiinty Jndu K. S Yocum.
Couuty ClerS. J. Humm.
Couuty Attorney J - M. Damron.
County Treasurer-Mllea W. I'arker.
hherla John Hodtfea.
Corouor-K. Kltr.irorald .
County Ciinmllouer-T. W. Halllday, J.
Ulblii aua reier nu.
CAIKO BAPTIST. -Corner Teuth and 1'opUr
rHVKCH OF TUB KBDKKMKR-Kplcoul)
C ftarnih .treet; Sunday 7:00 a ... ifuly
KuchasUi; : n,l)r v,cnh.,'J l0.'.
Mornlni? prsyert; tf.oop. m., evening Tayera. r.
I'. Davenport, 8. T, K. hector.
THST MISSIONARY BAPTIST COUKCII.-
V I'reachlnis at W:ao . n.., p. m., and 7:30 p. m.
,bbath school at 7:' P- KeT- T' J- 8boru,
1CTH BRAN -Thirteenth street; services 8ab
i bath 1:30 a. m.; Sunday school 2 pi m. Hot.
METIIODIST-Cor. Klghth and Walnnt streets,
Preaching Sabbath ll:'JUa.m. and7:U
hundsy School at 4:00 p. m. Kev. J. A. Scarrell,
IlKESBYTRKIAN-KlKhtii street; preachlnr on
Sabbath at 11:00 a. ro. and ?P.B.;PW
meetlnc Wednesday at 7:)?. m.; Sunday School
at 3 p.m. Kev B.Y.Geore, pastor.
ST JOSEPH' 9--(Roman Catholic) Corner Cross
'nd Walnut street; services Sabbath 10:30a.
.: Sunday School at 2 p. in.; Vespers 3 p. m. ; ser
ncls every day at 8 a. m. Htv. 0 llara, Priest.
OT l'ATRI''K'8- Roman Catholic) Corner Ninth
street and Washington avenue; services Sab
bath 8 and 10 a. m. ; Vespers S p. m. ; Sunday School
II p. m. services every day at a. m. Kev. MaM;rsou
R. R. TIME CARD AT CAIRO.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
TRAINS PXPABT. TKASS '
Mall "... S:15a.m I tMsI) ,4.uSa.m
tAccom'datlon.tl:10a.m Express... ":0-
t Express 4:20 p.m Acciimdatlon..4.05 p m
MISS CKNTRALR. R.
tMall 4:M ami tMall .. 5:p.m
tExprcse 10:1 5a in tBxprees U:J0a.ni
CiST. UK. B (Narrow GanRe.)
Express l':-J0 a.m I Biprass . P-
Accom'datlou. 1 :M p.m 'Accoru datoln li:H p.m
ST. L., I.M. AS. R. K.
rExpress ll:ip.m I tKxpwM..... 2:W P
fAcconi oation. :) p.m I tAccom datlon 11 :4o a m
WABASH. ST. LOLIS MnC K'V CO.
Mall k .... S:) vm Mall 4 Kx..., 9:Jp m
Dally except Sunday. tUally.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R.
Shortest and Quickest Route
St. Louis and Chicago.
Tlio Oulv Line Kunuini;
O DAILY TRAINS
Making Direct Connection
Tiuini Liatl Caiho:
3:1ft a-m. Maili
Arriving In St. Louis 9:45 a.m.: Chicago, 8:90 p.m. ;
ConnJcting at Odin and Kfllncham for cfncln
natf, Loulavlllo. Indianapolla and polnta Baat.
11:10 u.m. St. Iouia and Western
, Es press.
Arrlvlnelnflt. Louts 7:05 p. m., and conuectlnir
for all points West.
4:20 r-m. Kast Kxprpss.
Jor8t. Louis and Chlcaet), arriving at St. Louis
10:10 p. m., and Chicago 7:20 a.m.
4:'JO p.m. Cincinnati Kxprpss.
ArrWlna at Cincinnati 7:00 a.m.; Louisville 7:30
a.m.; Indianapolis 4:00 a.m. l'M???r
this train nch the above point la to JO
liul'RB in advance of any othor route.
rf?Tho4:20 p. m. express has PULLMAN
bLEKl'ING CAR Cairo to Cincinnati, without
changes, and through sleepers to St. Louis and
Fast Time Kast.
J uSSCIlf;tIa cm polnu without any delay
f uuaed by Sunday Intervening. Tho Hatnrday after
noon train from Cairo arrives In new York Monday
morning at 10:35. TUlrty-slx hours In advance ol
ny other route, ...
tV-Kor through tickets and further information,
apply at Illinois Central Railroad J-f
JAtf. JOHNSON. J. H. JONES,
Gun. Sonthern Agent. Ticket Agent.
A.H HANSON, Oon. Pass, Agont. Chicago
Q.E0K0B II. LEACH, M. D.
Physician and Siu-goon,
Special attention paid to the Homeopathic treat
ment of surgical diseases, and diseases of woman
)f5cc:lronul4lUstr'!Ot, opposite tho PostOfllce,
jyi W. C. J0CBLYN,
OFKICK-Klghth Street, nearComnowlal Aeaou
jyil K. W. WHITLOCK,
orrui-No. 188 Commercial Avenue, between
tfKhth and Nlbth Btreeu
Qt W. WHEELER, .
Summer Wood and Kindlini;
constantly on band
' STAVE CLIPPINGS
At Seventy-five cents per load.
At one dollar per load.
The "trlmmlng("are coarse shavings and make
the best summer wood for cooking pnrpones as well
as the cheapest ever sold In Cairo. Kor black
smith's uaa Insetting tires, they are unequalled
Leave ynor orders at the Tenth street wood yard
CAIRO CITY FERRY CO.
TTT TJ 1
On r.ndafter Monday. June Tlh, and until further
notice the fen y boat will make trips as follows:
Sol 5 SH 5-
K LI -'i "TVT" SOi
S3 g L s
MAVIS MAVIS L1AVES
Pool Fourth St. Missouri Land'g. Kentucky Ld f.
8:00a.m. 8:80 a.m. 9a.m.
10:00 a.m. 10:90 a.m. 11a.m.
8:00p.m. 2:30p.m. 3 p.m.
4:0f;p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5;J0p.m.
2 p.m. 8:30 p.m. S p.ro
A New and Complete Hotel, fronting on Levee
octuuu aim uuurutui sim'is,
Tb raKH'ticrr I)i tot of tho CblritL'o, St. Louis
an' ew Orleans: Illinois Central; Wabash, St.
Louis and rnrltlc; Iron Mountain and Southern,
Mobile and Ohio; Cain and St. Louis Railways
are all just across the strict: while the Steamboat
Landing is hut one siinnru instant.
This Hotel is heated by xleam, has steam
Laundry, Hydraulic Klovator, Electric Call Hells,
Automatic Klro-Alarms, Baths, absolutely pure air,
perlcct sewerage and complete appointment:.
Superb furnishings; perfect service; ami au un
excelled table. -
li. P. PAUKKIt ."k; CO.,Iinemoe
.Commercial Avenue and Eighth Street,
F. BROSS, Frestdent.
11. WELLS, Cashier.
P. NKKK, Vlco I'res-nt
T. J. Kerth, Ass't cash
F. Bross. MM ( Cti'ro I William Kluw. .Cairo
Peter Nctr " Wlllliim Wolf.... "
(', M. Osterloh " I C. . l'ntler "
K.A.lluder " I II. Wells
J. Y. Clemron, Caledonia,
AGENEUAI, HANKINO UUSINKHS DONE.
Exchango sold and bought. Interest paid In
the Havings Department. Collections mudo and
all businusK promptly attended to.
JfEW YORK STORE,
W1IOLE3ALE AND RETAIL.
The Largest Variety Stock
IN TIII0 CITY.
GOODS SOLD VERY CLOSE
O. O. PAT1KU & CO.,
Oor. Nineteenth itreet I Pa I .n Til
Commercial Avenue vttUV Alls
THE CITY NATIONAL BANK.
Of Cairo. IlliuoiM.
71 OHIO LEVEE
A Oeueral Banking; business
TIIOS. W. IIALL.I1JAV.
JNTERPKISE 8AVIN0 BANK.
Of Cairo, .
EXCLUSIVELY A SAVINGS BANK.
TIIOS. W. IIAIjLIDAY,
D Stoves D
S Tinware. S
MILL AND COMMISSION.
FL0UB. GRAIN AND HAY
Egyptian Flouring Mills
Highest Cash Price Paid for Wheat.
PROPRIETOR OF BPROAT'8 PATENT
Wholesale) Dealer in Ice.
ICE BY THE CAR LOAD OR T0N.WELI
? CKED FOR SHIPPING.
Oar Loads a Specialtv.
Cor. Twelfth Street and Levee,
'TAX PURCHASER'S NOTICE.
To Jno. D. ltrown and Wm. M. Athorton, and
llrown and Atherton or any other person or per
sons interested :
You are hereby notified that at a sale of real es
tate, in thucounty of Alexander und slate of Illi
nois, held by the county collector of said county, at
the southwesterly door of the court house, in tho
city of Cairo, In said county and state on the ilnl
day of August, A. 1. 1SS0. John
I'urrott purchased the following described
lots situated . In tlto town of Unity,
as the same has been laid ofl und platted, In tho
said r.ountvof Alexander and state of Illinois, for
the taxes due and unpaid thereon for tho years A .
1). ISM. 1S75, In7l, 1S77, 1S7S anil lHV'.l, totfe'ther with
penalties and costs: sutd real estate being taxed
In the names as bulow sut forth, to-wlt:
In whose name taxed. Lots. lllork,
Jno. 11 . ltrown ami
Wm. M. Atherton ), 2, 3, 4 and 5. 1.
ltrown and Atherton, 2 and S 2..
ltrown and Atherton. 1,8, 8, 4 and 5 4.
Drown mid Atherton. 1,2, ;t, 4, 5, tl and 7 7.
Drown and Atherton. I 2, :), 4, 5, tl and 7 H
That satd John l'arrott on tho 2ith dav of April,
IKS'J.asslirned his certificates of purchase received
hv him from such countv collector for said prem
ises to tho undersigned, and that thettmo for the
redemption of suld lots from said aalo will expliu
AuRllst.Silrd, 1SS2. OKORUB HOIHiKS.
Asslitueo of purchaser.
Cairo, Illinois, April Isth, ls2.
Statu of Illinois, I Circuit court or Alexan
County of Alexander j der county,
December Special Term, A. D. ISHl.
Jauics il. Mtilcuhey.
Ambrose Elklus, Delllhn Elktus and tieorRO
Illll In Chancery to Koroclose Mortaai'o.
Public, notice Is hereby ulven, that, In pursiinnco
of a decree made and entered by sniil court In
the aliova entitled cause, on the hlh day of Decem
ber, A. I). 1HN1, I Alexander II. lrvln, master In
chancery of thu said circuit court will,
on Tuesday, tho second day of Slay 1HS8, at the
hour nf 11 o'clock In the forenoon, at tho south
westerly dnor of tho court house. In the city of
Cairo, county of Alexander ami Statu of lllluos,
sell at public miction, to tho blithest bidder, for
cash, all and singular, lliu follolnir described
premises and real oslatu lb sutd decree mentioned,
slttial lu tho county of Alexander and statu of
Illinois, or so much thereof as shall ba sufficient to
satisfy said decree, to-wlt: Part of the south
halfof the northwest quarter of section Flvo (tt) In
township sixteen (I'll south, and in range Two (2)
wnstof of the third principle mertd'an containing
forty live und Uftv, ouo hundredth acres, more or
Duted April 8th, 182.
ALKX. II. IRVIN.
Master In Chancery of the Circuit Court of Alex
David T, Limsoaii, Comptaluartt'i Solicitor,
Staijo of tho Ohio at thia port yesterday
at 1 p. m., 31 feet and rising. Also btao
of the Ohio from Pittsburg to Cairo and
from St. Louis to Cairo at C p. in. yestrr-'
day: Pittsburg, river 12 fuct 2 inches and
rifling fast; Cincinnati, river by thu gtiugo
19 feet 1 inch and rising; Louisville, 8 feet
0 inches in the canal and rising; St. Louis,
river 21 tcet 7 inches and rising; Nashvillo,
river falling, with 0 feet 11 inches on tho
The City of Helena, Capt. Calvert', waster,
will report here this evening from St.
Louis for Memphis.
The Fannio Tatum, from St. Louis, is
due this morning. Sho goes to PaJucah,
and also will extend her trip to Ewuld's
iron works on tho Cumberland river. Capt.
J: B. Conway is her popular chief.
The Mary Houston will be tho next New
Orleans boat up for Cincinnati after tho
The A. B. Safford took a party of ladies
and gentlemen lrom Cairo up to Mound
City last evening, to attend a grand ball,
which took place in fociety circles at that
ThoThos. W. Means, with a tow of two
pieces loaded with rock, arrived here yes
terday from llose Clare, and delivered the
barges on the Kentucky shore, just op
posite the city.
The W. P. Ilalliday, one of tho fiueat and
fastest of the Anchor line, came up from
New Orleans yesterday morning, on her
way to St. Louts. She only stopped here
a Bhort time, and wtth "Maud S." speed
took her departure for the Future Great.
ThcOuB Fowler arrived last evening on
time with a nice passenger trip, ami left
for Paducah with equal as good.
We are pleased to state that the A. B.
Safford, under her new administration, is
doing a good business as a Cairo & Mound
The Cons. Millar, yesterday morning at
1:30, arrived from Memphis. Sho was
behind time fully lb hours. Her passen
ger trip was good, but freight only
Business in marino circleB dull yesterday.
The Paris C. Brown, from New Orleans,
is due this morning for Cincinnati.
The City of Cairo, for Vicksburj, ar
rived at 4:30 p. m. Sho had a good trip,
filled out here and left lato last night.
Mr. C. O. Allard, of Paducah, passed
through the city last evening on his return
from St. Louis, where ho went to buy
machinery for tho marine mills at Paducah.
IIo took passage on tho Fowler.
MY DIAMOND AND WHAT IT
I could give you tho pedigree of tho
stone, but tho details are so long and so
many they might tire you. Sufficient to
say that I bought it many years ago
from an old Jew, in the lower part of
Broadway, who told mo a curious stfiry
concerning it. Ho said it was a talis
man; that four hundred years ago it was
owned by a Venetian family of ruined
fortunes, who had long guarded it with
jealous care; it had passed from them in
many ways to brothers of his in tho
money-lending way, and should bemino
if 1 paid him his price for it.
In truth, the stone had a strange and
fiery gleam. At tho first glaneo it
seemed of the purest water in, nn in
stant it changed to pink, blue, and a
pain green, and thou iridescent hues,
emitting sparks of lire.
I watched it curiously for nearly an
hour, talking irrelevantly tho while on
other matters, and reluctantly coming to
tho conclusion that ij ever a precious
stone- possessed uncanny properties, this
ono certainly did. 1 thought myself
yielding to foolish superstition, or that
my eyes wcro tired with long gazing at
tho gem, and to rest them I turned my
glaneo to other diamonds in tho case, to
compare them with the talisman. , Tho
Jew evidently divined my thought, for
ho took from his sido pocket a wallet,
and opened it, and from ti compartment
brought out several small tissue-paper
packets, opened them, and showed me
large and sparkling diamonds.
There is not one liko that you have in
your hand," he said, llo was right. All
were bright in their glistening (lash and
merciless gleam wondrously beautiful,
but all were unlike tho talisman.
"Why do you sell it?" I asked. "With
all this wealth you cannot need money,
and if what you tell mo of its talisnian'ic
property bo true, tho gem is priceless." '
"I wish to sell it if you have tho cour
ngn to buy," ho said.
It seemed to me that ho purposely
made his tone dramatic, und I smiled
scornfully. Aa for tho stone itself, 1
liked it; tho story ho told of its virtue,
although 1 only half believod it, inter
ested mo. I had no fear of any evil su
pernatural inllncnce; It was just the size
I wanted to buy, and in shape and cut
ting it was nil tJmt was to bo desired.
Tho old Jew told mo that when I was
about to embark in any enterprise that
would prove successful, tho stono would
dazzlo with unusual brilliancy. If mis
fortune or death wero to como upon mo
or mine, tho Btono would appear dull
and almost neutral.
Now I am a practical sort of fellow,
but I had no objection to tako tho mys
tery along with tho stone, provided it
was throsvn in as a bargain, ami I had
not to pay extra for it. In a few mo
ments 1 mado up my mind, and counted
out to Llm four hundred dollars, tho
price ho asked for it, and left.
I woro tho diamond for more than five
years; at first in a ring, afterwards in a
shirt-stud, and then again in a ring. It
now encircles tho finger of a lnvelylady,
whoso little daughter calls mo "Papa."
All this time there liavo been no trage
dies in our family, no dear friend has
died. My own health has been excel
lent, and I am quito resigned to havo it
put down to imagination on my part
that, to mo, my stono is bright or dull,
according to my prospects ahead. Only
this 1 affirm, that twice, when, to test it,
I went contrary to its warning, tho pun
ishment quickly followed the offence.
Onco I speculated in Pacific Mail, and
lost heavily; und onco I asked a sweet
lady friend to bo my wife, and sho re
fused mo plump.
Superstitious or not, as you will, I
regard my diamond as my talisman, my
mentor; and ever since my unsuccessful
wooing I havo looked upon it with lovo
not unmixed with awe. One morning,
when riiling down town in a Madison
Avenue car, to my business, I looked up
from my paper, conscious of a pair of
eyes fixed steadily on mo. Opposite
was a lady of about twenty years, dressod
in soft, sombro gray; the only bit of
color to relieve it except the bloom in
her refined faco was a bit of red, low
down beneath tho brim of her gray felt
hat. Her eyes wero light, lustrous
brown; her hair, much darker, and
glossy, was brushed back in waves from
her low forehead, upon which a curl or
two fell; not tho detestable- "bangs,"
which I frankly state I abhor, but short,
graceful, fringe-like ringlets, that rested
upon the white brow as if they loved it.
There was no doubt about it: this raro
and radiant maiden was gazing at me.
I looked at her in return, with a face I
tried to make expressive of nothing, cer
tainly not curiosity. She glanced down
ngaiu at her book "Daniel IJeronda."
1 returned to my telegraphic dispatches
in the Herald. Again I felt her gaze,
and again I looked up and met her eyes.
Sho evidently wanted to speak to me, or
else had something on her mind con
cerning me. Had 1 ever seen her before?
I asked myself. No. She seemed too
modestly sweet to wish to att ract the at
tention of a stranger. Perish the thought,
I said, inwardly. But sho was certainly
looking at mo again. I am not a bad
looking fellow, and, as men go, not a
bad sort; I havo always been popular
with my lady friends, and I returned her
look this time with one of interest, and
I am afraid 1 smiled. Instantly her faco
clouded: sho bent over her book, and
bit her lip angrily. I turned to my pa
per, but not to read. Once moro I looked
at my vis-a-vis; she was steadily gazing
at me. I could have sworn to it. 0,
my talisman! You failed mo then, but
the fault was mine. I did not seek your
advice. Just at this moment tho con
ductor caino hurriedly to the front of
the car to speak to the driver, and. as ho
was returning, tho lady in gray said to
him, in a low voice, every word perfect
ly audible to me, and as chilling as an
iceberg, "Conductor, the gentleman op
posite mo is losing his diamond."
I Hushed to tho roots of my hair, felt
for the stone, and discovered that it was
hanging; by tho spiral screw, and so
nearly out that a itiick movement would
have sent it down i-'o the meshes of tho
car mat. 1 replaced it securely, bend
ing back the, wire for greater safety, and
then east an imploring look of apology,
gratitude und humiliation upon the kind
stranger. ller faco remained placid,
but after a moment a demure smile stole
into tho corners of her mouth, and 1
don't think it was provoked by whatshe
saw in the book, or that sho was read
ing very attentively.
She left tho car at Fourteenth Street,
und 1 gazed eagerly after her as she
turned up to Broadway, and then I
must have sighed. Perhaps becauso I
feared I should never sco her again.
What was more natural than for me to
desire to know her? It was so kind ami
so sensible of her to prevent my losing
my diamond. She was such a gentle
loiiking creature, though she had spirit,
us 1 saw once in the gleam of her eyes;
and those eyes wero so expressive of in
tellectuality, and her perfect noso was
only less beautiful than her perfect car
nation mouth. But, pshaw! need I
apologize now for my interest then? It
dues not take any of us very long to
discover that Lovo never asks the ques
tionwhy? As tho old song says: Sho
had gone from my gaze liko a beautiful
dream. If I could only meet her again!
Perhaps sho was married. Sho was
girlish, in spito of her dignity. Ono
thing I discovered that there was a
namo on tho lly-loaf of her book, tho
first of which was "Maud." Perhaps
the book was not hers, and if it was,
could I hope to find in a great city liko
New York a lady, only knowing that
her namo was Maud? When I had ar
rived at this stage of comnion-senso I
had reached my placo of business, und
after attending to tho first duty of tho
day, reading my mail, my thoughts Hew
back to my lady in gray.
"If tho thing were within tho hounds
of possibility, I would liko to find out
who sho is, just to thank her for her
kindness to me." ,
How like a jackass I must havo ap
peared to her. When I remembered
my impertinence in smiling, I would
havo been glad to have found some oblig
ing friend to kick mo down stairs for my
idiocy. I bowed to tho inevitable, anil
dismissed the affair with a sigh, but I
did not forget her face.
One rainy afternoon, about a month
lifter, I met her in a Broadway stage. I
recognized her in a moment, und took a
seat, the only ono vacant, by her sido. I
looked into her faco, ami I know sho ro
tnembcrod mo, but sho did not exhibit
tho faintest gleam of consciousness of
my existence It was worso than Tan
talus and tho torments. Before sho left
tho stago tho rain foil In torrents. I
hoped that sho was not provided with
an umbrella, that I might offer hor tho
protection of rulno, but a glaneo showed
mo thut sho hold ono in her right hand.
My unfortunate luck ugaiu! Hooked,
down at my diamond; it sparkled liko'
the sunbeams and as joyously, but its
dazzle conveyed no intelligence- to mo,
only it gave mo a gleam of hope. She
was so near that I could very easily have
played a trick, liko that a friend of mino
once played slip a card into her cloak
pocket. Nothing of that kind would
answer with this queenly creature, I
perfectly well knew.
I was forced to watch her again Icavo
me ami turn down the street, holding
her dress so dexterously that it quite es
caped tht! pavement and disclosed two
Ferhups 1 should have said beforo that
my namo is Kldridge; that I am a law
yer, and Judgo Clifton's junior partner.
In tho next office to ours there are two
young fellows just started in law, who
receive moro calls from their lady friends
than retaining fees fjom clients. Ono
day, us 1 was leaving my office, I saw
my lady in gray going into theirs.
I must confess to feeling a sort of chill,
and then disappointment. 1 did not
like to know that my dignified unknown
wont around visilinggentlemen'solliceSj
even thotifthe gentlemen wore her ac
quaintances. Occasionally aladyfriend
.would call upon mo, not upon businoss,
and, although I was always polite, I
never encouraged that sort of thine;.
and, as a practice, I heartily disapprove
My second thought was moro charita
ble. One of the fellows might be her
brother. So much tho better. I would,
make his acquaintance and cultivate
him. 1 d'ul this after some weeks delay
ami considerable circumlocution on my
part, and learned that the elder of tho
two men, Mr. Allyn, had a sister named
Maud, and that sho was engaged to his
friend and partner. Just think of my
dismay. Actually engaged to the other
fellow! It was sad enough to know sho
was bound, but I raged thinking her tho
wife of a fellow who had little ambition
and less brains. There was nothing in
tho man, absolutely nothing. Why, on
ly a week beforo lie had shown a lack of
legal acumen in a case a niero techni
calityof which tho rawest student
should not have been ignorant. What
women can sec in sonic- men but there,
I must not get incoherent. I looked at
my ring after my disturbed thoughts,
and its rosy gleam gave mo fresh cour
age. After reflecting a day, I resolved
to.reinorselcs.sly anil determinedly cut
him out if I could.
It w as quite in my nowor to bo of ser
vice to Mr. Allyn, andin return he asked
me to his father's houso to dinner. St)
I saw m lady Maud at home, and there,
where true women shine best, I found
her moro sweet and womanly than she
had looked to mo beforo. I bad pre
pared myself for our last meeting, but
sho had not, and betrayed a little em
barrassment. I did not, however, refer
to our adventure until I had called upon
her several times, and then I ventured
to thank her for coming to tho rescuo ol
my curious diamond. Sho begged rae
with deep pink in her cheeks not to
mention it. I was assiduous in my at
tentions, and laid siego to the hearts of
tho rest of tho family, and quietly began
to woo. That I had somo influcncoover
her was proved by tho fact that her be.
frothed became jealous of mo, and for
bade her from receiving my visits." Sho
rebelled, after bearing with long annoy
ance from him, aud finally sho dismissed
I ventured to ask her, like a hypo
crito, w hy I no longer met Mr. Furbush
at her home. "Not that lam piningfor
his society," I added, with a shrug.
"Wo have broken our engagement," .
she said, looking at tho floor.
I consulted my talisman. Blessings
upon it. It fairly danced in tho light
The temptation was strong, but I re
sisted it, to beg her to give mo tho hand
ho had lost. I waited until ono evening
when 1 was escorting her home from the
theatre, and I told her tho story of my
ring, und she believed in its magic moro
firmly than I did.
"It has novel-failed mo yet, Miss Allyn,
and I am longing to put it to a stronger
Sho was so provokingly demure and
unconscious that I kept back the peti
tion oumy lips, for I felt my courage,
like Bob Acres, oozing out at my finger
ends, und again I wailed.
"1 should think you would bo afraid
of losing it," sho said, a fow days aftor.
Sho was holding the ring in her hand,
moving it this way and that way to catch
Do you know, Miss Allyn, that I am
constantly ufraid of losing it ever sinco
I first met you?" Then I grew bold,
and took her hand and said, "Pleaso
keep it for me. Let mo put it on this
linger. Please do and and give mo
yourself in return."
She hung her head and blushed, and
stamimu-ed a little, but she did not say
A Franklin street man awoke on Sat
urday night to hear some ono on his stoop,
lie went out and caught vho intruder, a
stranger. "Who are you?" demanded
tho householder. "I cannot tell a lie,"
replied the stranger, In a rather thick
voice. "I am Vennor." Tho shock was
so great that tho owner of the promises
went over backward, and striking on
his head saw stars enough to keep his
en'.iro family in weather fur months tq
Tho town of Wayno, in Kennobco
county, Mo., tho birth placo of Annie
Louise Cary, is described as a picturesque
little village situated at tho northern ex
tremity t)f the Androscoggin lake.
Viewed from tho adjacent heights, tho
village, with its surroundings, is a icons
of surpassing beauty.
Tu it Kkv. Gro. II. Thayeii, of Bourbon,
Ind., says : 'Both myself and wife owe our
lives to Shiloh'g Consumption Curo. 0
DknKUVINO AllTICLES AUB ALWAYS AP-
ruKciATitu. Tlio exceptional clcaulinens of
Parker's Hair Balsam makes it popular.
Gray hairs ore impossible with its occasion.;
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