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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, . SUNDAY, JULY. 28, 1889r-TWELVE PAGES.
A STRANGE MONEY-LENDING CASE. "It really is too bad ofyonrfather. "When you como into the title. Ronald, you will Hot have a shilling to snpport it with." "I can't help it. mother. You know Fvo remonstrated with the gorcrnor often enough, but nothing that I can do will stop him. He's raided moro than a thousand in tho last month." The speakers were Hon. Mrs. Browning, wife of Hon. George Browning, brother aud heir of the Earl of St. David's, and her only son, Ronald. They were now discussing the extravagant habits of tho aforesaid George, whereby he bade fair to anticipate the whole of the St. David's property be fore ho camo into it at all. This property, which was not entailed, was left in an un usual manner. The present earl had only a life interest in it. the reversion being left to his brother and heir out-and-out what the lawyers style "in fee simple." But by a codicil to the will: it was ordered that, should the Honorable George die before his brother the earl, tho latter should acmiiro the "feo simple" of tho propert3 and bo empowered to leave it to whomsoever he chose. Now, the earl was fond of his nephew, Ronald, and had frequently stated his determination to leave the whole prop erty to him iu tho event of his father's de- tnise. On the other hand, if the Honorable George outlived his brother, he would Daturally leave tho property to his son when his end came. Thus, whichever event happened, Konald appeared sure to eucceed to the family estate. But this was not really the case; for the Honorable George, being of an extrava gant turn of mind, and unable to subsist on his younger son's allowance, was rapid ly involving tho St. David's property by post-obits, at a rate which in a very few 3'ears would mortgage tho whole of it so that, if he outlived his brother, and suc ceeded to the property, ho wouhl have to surrender every acre of it to the money lenders. A further evil in the case was that the Honorable George, being very few years younger than tho earl, and having lived a fast, dissipatfd life, was regarded as by no means certain to outlivo his brother. And thus the money had to bo raised from Jews at an exorbitant interest. Mrs. Browning's brother, James Godfrey, senior partner in the great banking liouso of Godfrey, Jones & Godfrey, 1001 Lombard htreet. had lent his brother-in-law money at 5 per cent., until he discovered that ho liau an anection oi me nean, wneu no promptly refused to accommodate him with another shillinj and tho Honorable Georgo accordingly tttfk refuge with the Hebrews &nd cent pet co lit TtwasaridicuIousthing."Mrs. Browning argued,'for the property ever to have been Jef t in that manner. Your only chance, Kon ald. is that your father should not outlivo the Earl." Hang it, mother, I can't poison the governor as the old Romans used to treat their obnoxious relatives! Such conduct is out of date." "Don't joke about the matter, Ronald. It is nothing to laugh at, I assuro you." I know that well enough, mother, and I wish to goodness I could do something to stop the governor in his headlong extrava gance. It is not only the loss of the prop erty that I fear, but my Uncle James has let me see pretty plainly that, if this sort of thing continues, he'll make Amabel break otf her engagement with me." Amabel was Mrs. James Godfrey's only daughter, and cousin and fiancee of Ronald Browning. James is very strict on tho point of money," Mrs. Browning answered. "And only two days ago he gave me to under-, stand what you have just said." "D n it, mother, it's rather hard lines on a young fellow like me to bo cheated by bis governor's confounded extravagance, not only out of a lino estate, but also out of tho prettiest girl in London." "Your father must be stopped!" bis moth er said emphatically. "But how! It's out of the question. Uncle James has pitched into him, the Karl has pitched into him, you have alternately blown him up and appealed to his better feelings, and I have sulked and growled at him till I'm tired of it. But all to no pur pose. He promises amendment every day, and everv day commits some fresh extrava 1ance, - Not down yet, you see, and nearly IZ o'clock. That means ho was late at the club last night, where. I dare say. he lost no end of money at loo, or pokcror somo other internal game." "1 wish. Ronald, that you would go and boo rnnr TTnnln .1jittipi iiml rnnsiilnr -with . him whether somo man cannot oe ueviseu. to stop your father. ' Ronald pushed his chair impatiently bp.ck from the breakfast table. "It's perfectly useless," he said; bnt I want to see Ama bel, so I'll go round thero to luncheon. If my uncle is at home, I'll take occasion to broach the subject to him just to satisfy you, mother. But, of course, he'll be uuable to do anything." "Your uncle is a clever man, Ronald, and .1 have great faith in him." Ronald shrugged his shoulders and made no answer; ne evmeiuiy uiu uui Miaiu ms , t s i hi' 2 nnintnn At that moment the Honorable Georgo en tered the breakfast-room. He was au old ish man, nearly seventy, and the marks of fast living hail stamped themselves very clearly on his once handsome countenance. But his dress, his elegant tigure fud his sprightly manner were all twenty 3'ears junior to his face. Tho surly reception which he had from "his wife and son did not atlect his urbanity In the least; he was perfectly suave, cheer ful and good-humored; told theu what a pleasant evening he had spent at the club last night (omitting to mention that ho had lost soveral hundred pounds at cards); asked - what news there was in the morning paper; inquired whether Ronald was seedy this morning, as he looked so devilish grave. To which inquiry his son replied by leaving 'the room to make his morning toilet. His father's nuassailablo good humor only made his conduct the more provokiug, for no one .was ever kuown to see tho Honorable George out of temper. This was partly what rendered him so utterly incorrigible. "When he was dressed Ronald walked leis urely round to his uncle's house iu Hamil 'ton place. As the footman opened the door to him his uncle chanced to bo crossing the 'hall, aud stopped. "Ah, Ronald," he said, shaking hands with him not very warmly, "come to see me. eh.'" "I camo to see Amabel especially; but I did wish to have a word with you." That is lucky, for I have something im portant to discuss with you. Just step in here. There is still twenty minutes betore lunch." So speaking, the banker ushered the way into his privato study, and shut tho door. He was a stout, rather handsomo old gen tleman, with a certain pompous dignity of manner. After pacing tho length of the hearth rug several times, with his hands ' beneath his coat-tails, he said: 'Vha t do you think t he St. David's estates are worth, Ronald, eh!" "Tweuty-tivo thousand a year, I under stand, uncle." "So they are every shilling of it. And to be an earl, with i'OOO a year, is a noblo thing. Ronald, and gives a man high stand ing in the world. And that is what I thought you would one day be, when I con sented to your engagement with Amabel. But from what I can judge now, by the timo you becomo Earl of St. David's, you are likely not to have JLr,C00, or 10,000, oreven JL5,ooo a year." "I know what you mean. And that was what I wanted to talk to you about. My father's extravagance is rapiillj' involving the property." "Involving it! Tho word is scarcely strong enough. In another year or two he will have forfeited his right to everv siuglo acre. I do jiot speak at random, 1 assuro you. Having long been anxious about the htato of your father's a Hairs, 1 determined, . last week, to obtain accurate information concerning them. So I visited Lionel Levi, of Jenny u street, with whom your father ' has had most of his pecuniary transactions, uud pretended that 1 wished to buy up his bills. They amounted, I found, to moro than lHiO.OUO." "Good gracious! What can tho governor have done with all that money J" "Oh, he has noj had a tilth part of it in cash. That makes it all the more provok ing. By raiding the money at this outrage ously exorbitant interest he is practically ' celling tho property to tho Jews at a '.fifth Df its real value." "Can't he be stopped somehow?" "Impossible! e have no holdnpon him. So, unless your fatherah. ah fails to ah survive the L'arl, you will be a penni less peer, Ronald. And, pardon me for sa' Ing so, I cannot regard with complacency the prospect of Amabel's marrying a beg- ar. ... a.ki.; i i m iwu uiu 1'iaui Bjxjh.ru, untie. . T'm a straightforward man of business. . nr. and there's no palavering about me. I Jo cot wbh to hurt your feelings. Ronald, : fur you arc a guod fellow, and X like you; w but, at the same time, I am bound to do my best for my daughter's welfare, And I cannot permit her to throw away a num ber of certain fortunes now for this prob lematical one of yours iu the future. The young Marquis of Truro might bo hers to morrow, and so might Sir Owen Meredith, both of whoso estates are larger than tho ISt. David's." "You mean that you wish our engage ment broken oliT "Precisely! I really regret it, Ronald; but it is for Amabel's sake." "And what does she say to thist" "Amabel is a sensible girl, and will do what her father bids her." "You will let me bee her, and tell her this!" "Certainly. And if yon two can lay your heads together, and devise some plan for securing the estate against your lather's extravagance why then tho engagement may continue." "Is that a bargain!" 'Yes; but I fear that you will not protit by it much, since tho condition involved is an impossibility." It may be imagined that, after this con versation, Ronald's manner at lunch was far from cheerful. His aunt and cousin rallied him on his low spirits; but he re fused to be drawn out of himself, and sat moody and despondent. When luncheon was over, the banker went off to Lombard street, and Mrs. God frey,;.who was the kindest and most consid erate old lady in the world, left Ronald and Amabel together in the inner drawing room. "What is the matter, Eonald!" Amabel asked, as soon as they were alone. Ronald put his arm around her and drew her to' him. To call her "the prettiest girl in London" was,. perhaps, a rather sweep ing statement; yet she was, beyond doubt, very lovely. And m as she stood looking fondly up into his handsome face, her auburn head resting against his shoulder, and her dainty little white hands clasped round" Ms arm, it is no Wonder that he cursed his father's extravagance more bit terly than ever. "Has not my uncle told you!" he asked. "Told me what!" "About our engagement. Ho wants it broken off, becauso my governor is antici pating the property, by raising money upon it, and when I come into the title there will be little or none of the estate left." The little white hands clasped tighter on Ronald's arm, and the tender hazel eyes looked still more fondly into his. "I can't give you up. Ronald, whatever my father may say! And what does tho property matter! r ather has always prom ised to irivo me a dowry lit for a nrinccss: wo can live upon that!' "But. if vou marry me against his will. he will not give ou the dowry. No, Ama bel, there is only one way out of it, and that is an impossible one." "lhat sounds Irish. But what do you mean!" "Your father told me that it I could de vice some certain means cither to stop my father's extravagance or secure myself against the consequences of it our engage ment might continue." "And is that impossible! 7 "Utterly. Every conceivable method has been tried and failed." "Tell me all about the matter. Ronald: and let mo gee if 1 cannot think of some plan." me young man told ner all tno circum stances of tho case, adding at the end. There, my darling, you seo how hopeless it is." "I'm not so sure that it is hopeless. Tell it me all over ar,ain so that 1 may under stand it quite, quite clearly." Ronald complied; pausing every now and then to but this has no bearing on the story, and, therefore, need not be entered into. 'Now, Ronald," said she. smiling up into his face, "I mean to think of some plan. And when I mean to do a thing, it is as good as done. I shall rack my poor little brain day and night, and shall give it no rest until the plan has been thought of. Don't look so glum, sir. I tell you a plan shall be found. ' Ronald only smiled hopelessly. 'T have great faith in woman's wit," he said, "but even it cannot accomplish impossibilities." And she answered, looking fondly into his eyes: "The power of woman's wit is perhaps limited, but there is no limit to the power of woman's love." At that minute Mrs. Godfrey, having dis creetly coughed to announce her approach, entered tho inner drawing-room, and, soon after, Ronald took his departure. Amabel refused to go 6ut for a drivo that afternoon. ?ho wished to bo left alono and to think. She sat in tho library, by herself, gazing dreamily into space, and buried in her owii meditations. At length her cheeks suddenly Hushed, and her eyes grew bright, and, clapping her hands, she jumped up from her chair, crying aloud. "I have got it!" "What have you pot, my dear!" asked Mr. Godfrey, who had just come back from tho bank and entered the room at that very minute. "Oh, father! I have thought of a plan!" "What plan! What on earth do you mean, Amabel!" was tho banker's perplexed re joinder. His daughter threw her arms around his neck, kissed him, and drawing him into an arm-chair, sat upon his knee. Then sho whispered something in his ear, and began to talk in a low, eager voice, growing more excited as she went on. Mr. Godfrey's face which, at tho begin ning, had assumed an obstinate and un yielding expression, gradually relaxed into a complaisant and approving smile. "You are a tmo daughter of your father, my dear," he said, at the end. "A lirst-rate financier! The plan is a clever one and. I beliove, quite feasible. Who would have thought that little brain of yours contained such cunning! We'll send for Ronald this very evening, and sec what he saj's to your suggestion." t?o a note was dispatched to Ronald Browning, requesting him to dine iu Ham ilton place that evening, as his uncle had something important to communicate. After diuner, the three conspirators Mr. Godfrey, Amabel and Ronald held a secret conference in the banker's study. Mrs. Godfrey was not included, becauso, though tho most amiable of old ladies, sho could not be trusted with a secret. : In tho meantime, the Honorable George, nil unconscious of the plot that was being hatched against his extravagance, thought that he would try to recoup himself by tho aid of the turf. o, with his usual princely recklessness, ho backed the favorite for tho Cambridgeshire for 3,000. The favorite, unfortunately, was beaten, and the Honor able George was in the position of being forced to raise 3,000 in cash before settling day. He went to his friend the money lender, Lionel Levi, of Jermyn street, noth ing doubting but that that worthy would be quite ready to accommodate him. But, to his great surprise and dismay, the worthy Lionel refused to let him have a shilling. , "What the devil does this mean!" the Honorable Georgo asked. "There is still nearly three-quarters of the property unin cumbered." And Lionel answered: "True! But I do not like the look of your health, sir, aud, to put it plainly, I thiuk it very probablo now that the Karl will out live vou." "What thedeuce is worse about my health now than when you lent me that thousand last mouth!" "I was not aware then that your heart was allected!" "No more it is, by gad! Who told you so!" Lionel Levi smiled incredulously. Ho had it on good authority. He had already lent him JL'JO.OOU, which ho now saw every chance of losing. And tho long and short of it was that he would not advance an other sixpence. The Honorable Georgo left in a rage, and went to another money-lender of his ac quaintance. To his great wrath and cha grin, this individual treated hiuj to the same reply, and assigned the same reason. Tho would-be borrower was furious. Who on earth had been spreading that re port about his heart! He thought that no ono knew of it, except his own immediate family. It really was d d provoking. These Jews all clung together, and very likely by this time the information had gone the round of every Hebrew in Lon don. He drovo home to luncheon, and to con sider his position. A pile of letters had come in for him since he had left the house two hours before. He turned them care lessly over; most were of a bilious appear ance and he did not open them. But thero was one, marked on the-cnvelop. "Private and confidential," whose contents ho deigned to inspect, "though I am sure." ho soliloquized, "its only somo infernal adver tisement "Kgad!" he ejaculated a minute later, "Glad I did open it by jove! Just the very thing I want!" It ran as follows: 1200 Pcke stueet, St. James'?, 9. w. Dear Hir: In the event of your requiring at any tuno a temporary advance ol cash, I fchaU always be happy to accommodate you. Having a large capltaf at my command, I am able to ad vance money at a more reasonable rate than most lenders and to supply it at the shortest possible notice. Yours tndy. DlXIEL LAZARUS. "Well. I'm handed," muttered the Honor able George to himself, when he bad fin ished reading tbd above. "If this isn't one of the luckiest things that ever happened! Here, nt any rate, is a Hebrew who has not heard of my heart disease. I'll call upon him this very afternoon and borrow that 3,000." Tm going out, my dear, to pay a few visits," he said to his wife after luncheon, and the first visit he paid was to Mr, Daniel Lazarus's office, at 1200 Duke street, St. James's. As ho entered his club that evening, two men were standing in the lobby, with their backs to him, talking. "I know, for a fact, that Levi refused him this morning," said the one. "That is excellent," answered the other. Honorable George slipped past them un observed. He recognized them both. They were his brother-in-law, James Godfrey, and his son, Konald. "So ho," he thought inwardly, "that is a dodge of yours to prevent my borrowing money was it! I wonder how you would -both look if you knew that I have this very afternoon paid into my banker's a check of Daniel Lazarus's for 5.000." From this time forward Hon. George plunged into more hopeless extravagances than ever. His wife and son ceased to re monstrateeither because they did not guess the real extent of his loans or be cause they thought remonstrances useless. His visits to Daniel Lazarus grew frequent, but the latter was always ready to accom modate him with cosh. "I'll be frank with you," the money-lender said, on the occasion of ono of these visits. "The fact is I am gambling. for your estate. I have set my heart upon it, and have.bought up all your bills from Levi. Our friend Lionel was growing nervous about his money thought that you were sure to die before thelEarl, so he let me have the bills on reasonable terms. I know that there's a chance of your dying before tho Earl, but I also know that there's a good chance of your surviving him. I speculate on the latter. The game is worth playing, too, since at my present rate of interest (which is so high because of tho risk in volved) I shall by the expenditure of a hun dred thousand in cash chance winning live hundred thousand in land. On the ( other hand, I may lose everything, if you are so disobliging as to die before the fc,arl." "Kgad!" answered the Honorable George, with a lauf$h. "That's the only chance lor my son. Vi hy, you've lent me close on lif ty thousand now." "That involves half the estate, and your bills, which I have bought from Levi, in volve it to the extent of another quarter. Therefore, only a quarter remains for you to borrow upon. I shall be willing to ac commodate you, sir, to the full extent of that security." "Well, Lazarus, if you don't do so, it shall not be for want of application on my part. I promise that." This conversation took place some twelve months after Hon. George Brown ing's first introduction to Daniel Lazarus. It will, therefore, bo seen that he had been spending money with tolerablo freedom during that period. He bad, in truth, thrown it away with a reckless lavishness peculiar even for him. Tho next half year found him no more economical, and at the end of that time scarcely an acre remained upon which money could bo raised. But now an event happened .which brought great joy to the heart of Daniel Lazarus aud such others as had claims upon Hon. Georgo Browning. The Earl of St. David's caught a severe chill on the first day of cover-shooting. A sharp attack of bronchitis followed, and within forty-eight hours the noblo Earl was a dead man. The Honorable George (wo beg his par don tho new Karl) received tho intelligence with his usual imperturbability. Ho did not much relish the prospect of his pecuni ary embarrassments being disclosed, but Lazarus was an obligiug fellow, and the disclosure might yet be deferred for some weeks. He found, however, that Lazanis, tho ac commodating lender, was a very different man from Lazarus the creditor, in full pos session of his lgal rights. For, on the same afternoon that ho received the telegram with the news of his brother's death, anoto reached tho Honorable George from Laz arus, requesting him to step round to his odice before G o'clock and arrange for the immediate transfer of the St. David's prop erty. ' Highly indignant at such a sunimarv pro ceeding, he drove straight to l'JOO "Duke street. Pou my life, Lazarus!" he saidjirritably, as he entered the money-lender's ollice, "thin haste is positively 'indecent. You might, at least, have waited until alter the funeral." Daniel merely shrugged his shoulders, and answered, coldly: 'I am quite within my rights, sir! Be sides, I am acting on instruction. For 1 may as well inform you that 1 am not a Ttrincipal, but only an agent, in this af- lair. "Come, Lazarus, that's a very old stor3" "It is true, nevertheless, in the present case. To convince you beyond doubt I wilt introduce you to my principal at once. Will you step this way, please!" Tho Honorable George followed tho money-lender into an inner ollice; and there found, to his utter astonishment, no other person than his brother-in-law, the banker. "What tho devil does this mean!" he ejaculated. "ListcnP answered Mr. James Godfrey, a curious smile playing about his lips, 'and you will understand. 'Tis 1 that have lent you tho money." 'Vou! Pooh! You're joking!" "On tho contrary, I am quite serious. Seeing that you were bent on selling your estate to tho Jews at a lifth of its true 1rice, I used Amabel's dowry 100,000 to uy it up with. In doing so, no risk was run; for if you survive the Earl, 1 could claim, by law, the whole estate; and, if tho carl survived you, he had giveu me his word to leave tno property to Konald, and Konald promised to settle i;i00,000 of it upon Amabel, iu repayment." "You mean that I have, iu fact, sold the estate to you!" said the new Earl.when his surprise permitted him to speak. "Precisely! And it is my intention, this very day.to settle it upon Konald and AmaF bel, and their children after them. You will not have the control of a singlo acre, George!" "Y ell, well," the other replied, accepting the inevitable with hi;; customary easiness, "after all. it had better go to Konald than to tho Hebrews." London Truth. FATTIER TIME KNOCKED SILLY. A Maine City Where Politics Hinges on Set ting the Town Clock. Gardiner (Me.) Special to St. Louis Globe-Democrat Gardiner is a great city in which to have a good time, because 6ne canhave.it by. either standard or local time. Ever since the general adoption of standard time there has been a fight over this question, and in it ordinary politics is entirely lost sight of. In all municipal elections tho candidates are either "standard" or "local," and the friends of the two grades of time light out their differences at tho polls. When standard time went into ellect six years ago this city, in common with nearly everv city and town in tho State, adopted the new time, notwithstanding that it was twenty-one and a half minutes slower than local time. People could remain in bed a little longer in tho morning and sit up later at night, which seemed a great improve ment on the old order of things. Then tho summer season came, and the workingmen, with little gardens to look after, found that the sun was running on the old time, and that darkness shut down upon the earth so soon after supper that the weeds could not be looked alter. To otlsct this, old Sol was high iu the heavens when they went to work, and this made them feel like lazy loafers. While they had spare time in the morning, they claimed it could not be utilized to so good an advan tage as tho same length of time in the even ing. The argument was good, and in a few years a "local" city government was elect ed, and a vote was passed returning to tho old time. A year or two later the opposi tion won, and the city went back to the standard time again. llut the "locals" were not to bo beaten. A subscription paper was started to buy a church clock to run by local time, and, as a result, a SfiOO clock was placed in the steeple of the Methodist Church iu opposition to the town clock in the steeple of the Univer salis! Church, run by standard time. The Methodist bell was also ruug at 9 o'clock, local time, each day, while the Episcopal bell, the old town bell, pealed forth at 9 o'cloc k standard time. This is the state of affairs at present. with the exception that tho Episcopal bell in now rung at 9 o'clock local time, and the Methodist Icli i souelchcd. This was brought about by the present City Coun cil, which is a tie on the time question. When the all-important matter of netting, the town clock came up at the first meeting of the new board the Mayor broke the tie hy voting for standard., time. Then,, to soothe the other side, thei Mayor,- on a tie ' ballot, voted that the town bell should be rung by local time. So the "subscription" hell is no longer rung, as the "locals" say one bell is enough. as n is now, one must nave nis wits about him to know whether to be hnncrrv or not. f If he casts his eye toward the Methodist steeple he finds that dinner will bo ready in ten minutes, hut if he is to dine with a 'standard" family ha must wait half an hour. If he works in the big shoe factories or certain mills he can snooze un til the sun floods his room: but if employed in other factories or mills he must boon his way to work when the town clock points to C:S0. Htill other employers stick to standard time, but, to accommodate their workmen, have fixed the working-hours at from C:30 to 11:30 and from 12:39 to 5:S0. Thus it will he seen that three times are in vogue in this little city, which should be Bati8hed with one first-class time. Begin ning at 6:30 in the morning there is a blow ing of whistles, followed ten minutes later hy more whistling by the "local" factories. Ctu Mutit MAX tit 1U111UICO UJ 4 OkOUU- ard" whistles. This is repeated at 11:30. 11:40 and 12 noon, at 12:30, 12:40 and 1 P. M., and at 5:30, 5:40 and C p. M. I he mends of both times are 'firm, and the fight promises to be continued until an other generation grows u. Written for the Sunday Journ&L A Song: of Nature, Seclusion sweet of mossy nook. Outatretchlng to the darkling brook. Where, far from toll of pen and book, . I wait the tight. As some lone shepherd with his crook On JUplue hJght. Afar the call of chapel bell From yonder tow'r uoth softly swell And beckons where the honeyed cell Of knowledge gleams Afar from raptures of the dell, And pleasant dreams. filve me the splendor of the sky, Tho vales and hills that round me lie; The freedom of the clouds on high. And for thy share Take falling glance of learning's eye, And looks of care. Mine he the wealth the year endows Upon the ripened, drooping boughs, Wnen 'mid the aftermath carouse. The lazy bees And swallows urge their feathered plows O'er southern seas. All these to me are more than sweet, And often win my wandering feet From Learning's high, uneasy scat, . To idly stray Thro glens of nature's lone retreat, Forever gay. I care not for the fame of him On Learning's mountain shrouded dim; Mine be the theme of lowly hymn The swallows sing. As o'er the meadowland they skim . With level wing. I fear me that my way has gone Too far along the fiow'ry lawn, Now with the crowd to be withdrawn To dusty track Of former days, and wander on And ne'er gaze hack. Alonzo L. Bice. Central. Normal College. Written for the Sunday JonrnaL 1 Two Views of Life, Though the sun shines warm And the sky Is blue, Thonch the heart Is light And Its troubles few. Yet the sky will cloud And the rain will fall. Till the heart he cloaked In sorrow's pall, And its somber folds Until death will cling. All, life is a dirge That we aU must sing. IL Though the sky will cloud. And the rain will fall, Though the heart grow sad And its pleasures paU, Yet the clouds will break And the rain will cease. And the burdened heart Will find release In the new hopes born With the new born day, Ah, life is a son? I could sing aiway. w. w. Pfrtomer. My Ships. If all the ships I have at sea Should come a-sailing home to me Ah! well, the harbor could not hold One-half the sails that there would be If aU my ship:) came home from sea. If half the ships I have at sea Should come a-sailing home to me Ah! well. I should have wealth as great As any king who sits In state; Ho rich the treasures there would be In half my ships now out at sea. If just one ship I have at sea Should come a-sailing home to me Ah! well, the storm-cloud then might frown, For if the others all went down, So rich, so proud, so glad I'd be If that one ship came home to me. If that one ship went down at sea And all the others came to me. Weighted with wealth untold, The poorest soul on earth I'd be If that one ship came not to mo. Oh, skies be calm, oh, winds blow free, Itlow all my ships safe home to me; But if thou sendest home a wreck, To never more come sailing hack, Send nny, all that skim the sea. But send my love ship home to me. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox. In July. Why do you look so dull and glumt It's hot Why are re all so quarrelsome! It's hot Life, seems a burden hard to bear; No clothing's thin enough to wear; If "we were wicked, how we'd swear; It's hot. The city seems an oven now; It's hot. The perspiration bathes your brow; It's hot You do not feci Inclined to work; If you could get a chance, you'd shirk; But you're the owner, not the clerk; It's hot Well, never mind, although to-day It's hot, There'll como a time when you can't say It s hot. The winds will whistle, fierce and chill, December snows your whiskers till. And then you'll growl you know you will It's cold. Soraerriile JonrnaL James and William. When Jimmy Riley and William Nye traveled tho country over, A-lecturlug- and cracking Jokes, and wading deep In clover, Tia said that Riley's face would wax Into a broad gauge 6inirk. And, taking Irisky Bill in tow, would buzz a hotel clerk. And with a twinkling and a winkling, and a twisting of his eye. Would say, "We want thebestroom you can g!ye to bill 'n I." Then William with his dryest smile Indicative of humor. Would say that Riley wasn't big enough to make a rumor; Twas not because this was a Joke that William prized it highly. But because he knew It ftlways served to make James Whltcomb Riley. -Oil City Blizzard. A Pointer for Young Women. Life. IVrsnnn wlm ir inrlinprl r ilonrprafA li value of book-learning in enhancing the charms ot young females will please take note of this, viz.: that Miss Fitzgerald, of New York, who is tho allianced of Lord Ed ward Fitzinaurice, is the same who took Sanscrit of Professor Whitnej, of Yale Col lege. That some familiarity with Sanscrit is not necessarily prejudicial to tho pros spect of an alliance with the nobility of England is a fact to which the attention of American young ladies is respectfully in vited. A Crop That Never Fails. New York Tribune. The peach crop, and tho apple crop, and the grape crop cannot always be depended upon; corn and wheat have their good years and their bad years, butcontidencemen say that the crop of fools never fails. Convicted of Being a Mugwump. WafthtDton Presa. A New Jersey woman has been tried and convicted on the charge of being u mug wump: or, in the polite phraseology of tho fitatutvs, "a common scold." BUSINESS DIRECTORY. THEODORE STEIN, Successor to Wm. C Anderson, 86 -Bast Market Street ABSTRACTER OF TITLES. ELLIOTT & BUTLER. Hartford Block. 84 East Market street ABSTRACTS OF TITLES DR. E. B. LEWIS. Practice limited to diseases of tha ' THROAT AND NOSE. 139 North Meridian street J. D. GEORGE, M. D Partner of the late Dr. D. Hargert, continue the ractioe at I looms 1 and 2. Baldwin' Block, oorner eL and Market su. Ketlienoe, 3d7 Park a?e. Tel exhone6ti2. MOSES, OPTICIAN. Largest and beat stock of Optical Good in the city. Lensea aocurately adjusted. PreeorlpUoaa a pe clalty. Don't mistake the place tor another. Oar name, "Moses." on window, 4 North Pennsylvania. DR. ADOLPH BLITZ, Practioe limited to EYE, EAR. AND THROAT DISEASES. Offloe removed u Odd-fellows' Biook, Boom U. north east cor. Wash, and Penn. sta., Indians polls. lad. i COLLECTIONS. It will pay you to invest 91 for our book of state menta and letters to use with your delinquent custo mers. Address NATIONAL COLOECTINQ AUENCY. 10 Vance Block, Indlanapotla. AUGUSTUS LYNCH MASON, (Formerly of McDonald, Butler A Masou,) ATTORNEY AT LAW, tKa East Market street. . DENTIST. . ; MARY O. LLOYD, over Fletcher Bank. Teeth at reduced, prices, lining at reasonable rates. Dli. J. A. SUTCLIFFE, SURGEON, ' Office 95 East Market street. Hours 9 to 10 a m., 2 to 3 p. m.. Sundays excepted. Telephone 941. DE. E. HADLEY. Olllco-iy5 Virginia ave. Residence 63 Fletcher avenue, office hours 7:30 to 8 a. m.; 1:30 to U:30 p. m.; 7 to 9 p. iu, Telephone 802. DR. SARAJI STOCKTON, 227 North Delaware Street. J. H. & CO., Commission Merchants, Wholesale Dealers in Grain, riour. Feed, llay. etc , 62 and 64 East Maryland st. J. PLATT & CO., COMMISSION MERCHANTS. Butter, EgM. Poultry, oysters, U&me, etc., 42, 44 and 46 Kentucky avenue. TRAVELERS' RESTAURANT. CHARLIE MILES' Restaurant la now at No. 19 North Illinois street. Lodging, 25 cent. Meals, 23 cent. Pointer's Clean Meat Market. Juicy Steaks and Itoasts a specialty. 232 Bast Washington at, and tiUILs 79 and 80. East Market. Telephone 677. CUT FLOWERS. BEBTEBAIAKX BROS., 37-43 Massachusetts avenue, one-hall square north. east ot Denison Hotel, ty Open until b p. m. GEO. J. MAYER, Seals, Stencils, Stamps. Eto. 15 South Meridian street, Indianapolis, Lad. Send lor catalogue. DENTISTRY. W. W. GATES. Dentist, Room 1, Odd-felloW nail, N. E. oorner Washington and Pennsylvania sts. Formerly with N. Y. titeaui Dental Co. Awnings, Tents, Water-Proof Corerings, Etc. WENSLEY & EBERHARDT. 7 6s b Clearelaud Bloclc CARPET CLEANING. CARPETS Cleaned, Renovated and Rclald, Refitted and Repaired, on short notice, at llOWARD'ei, or. tit Clair and CanaL Telephone 616. FINE SHOW-CASES. WILLIAM WIEQEL. MAxuTACTOBr, No. 6 West Louisiana street. KyXJX X i!iivoJll 1 lliDAanlao'rerof Brew Kettles, Soda Fountains, Oas Generators, Candy Ket ties, Dyers' Cylinders, dealer in Sheet, Copper and Brass, Tubing, eta, 96 South Delaware street. t S. D. ORA.2STE, Jeweler and Optician, 88 EAST WASHINGTON ST. , IKiipmift U.irvpstinff MmIiiiia iUVVJVlUUVU HUllVUUlli. iiiUVUiUU VUtl UASV FACTTRKR3 OF BINDERS. REAPERS AND MOWERS. Headquarters for Indiana, 167 & 1 69 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, Ind. J. R. HEY WOOD. Manager. PHOTOGRAPHS. Cut on CLARK'S fine Cabinets for one week to $1 to $2 per dozen. 70 East Washington street. SMITH'S DYE WORKS, ft7 NORTH PENNSYLVANIA ST. Gents' clothing cleaned, dyed and repairs!. Ladies' dresses cleaned and dyed. BUSINESS CHANGES. The general and local Insurance Booms cf McOIL. LIAUI) A DARK will be changed to 83 and 85 East Market street, June 1, l8t. FINE CARRIAGES, Moderate Prices. HOWLANI) & JOHNSON, 75 and 77 Wret Washington street LUMBEE. . H. T. BENNETT, wholesale and retail dealer In Lumber, Lath and Shingles. Sash. Doors and Blinds. 151 to lul South ast street. C. A. WEBB, JAMISON & CO., - HOUSE-MOVERS (successors to J. W. Davis.) Safes and Heavy Machinery carefully transferred. Telephone 356. Office '222 South Meridian. REMOVAL. JOS. ALLERDICE, JLe't, J DEALER IN ' Hides, Pelts. Furs, Wool and Tallow To 124 Kentucky Avenue, near Biff 4 Railroad. Representing C. C. Stevens fc Co.. Boston, Mass. H. B. HOWL AND & CO.. O eneral Western Agents for Genuine Bangor and Peach Bottom 61ate Com'p'i Established 1803. Manufacturers of school and roofing slate. Ofiloes: Corner Lincoln avenue, and Lake Brie Railroad, and Builders' Exchange. A MIRROR, worth $1, givon with every 25 cakes of Electric Light Soap; four with every box.' For sale by all first-class ffrocerie. and manufactured by the J OIINSTON SOAP CO, Indianapolis. THE CITIZENS' ODERLESS CO. Does the best and cleanest vault work In the city, on short notice. Office 13 Baldwin's Block, cor. Dela ware and Market sts. J. W. OILRERT. Manager. OBTAIN THE - FINEST FOOT WEAR MADE, . Specially adapted for tender eet, ele gant in style and finish, being first-class in all respects. They Will be Appreciated by Ladies who desire fine,Foot Wear. All widths carried. LOUIS SIERSDORFER 27 West Washington Street. It. 1ST" WSVrf- Sa SOLE AGEXT FOR INDIANAPOLIS. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. A T'TTTMC T.. C A CO.. manufacturers and il 1 JVlll O Repairers of CIRCULAR. CROSS- CUT. HAND, and all other Belting. Emery Wheels and Mill Illinois street, one square sooth Union Station. SAW b Q 4 TT7Q BELTING EPECIALTHU Of W. B. Barry Saw & Supply Co., 132 fe 134 a Penn st All kinds of Saws repaired. . THE SINKER-DAVIS CO.. Saw-M Hackery,' Engines anJ Boflers Pipe-Fit tiDgs and Xataral-gas Supplies. Ill to 149 South Pennsylvania Street. HOLLIDAY & WYON, Wholesale Manufacturers of Coupe, Surrey, Bogrr aud Kxpress HAENESS, No. 77 South Meridian street, Indlacapohs, Ind. CF" Price List sent the trade on application. SAFE-DEPOSIT VAULT Absolut safety against Fire and Burglar. Finest and only vault of the kind m the State. Policeman day and nlirht on fruanl. Designed for the sare-keen. Ins; of Money, Bonds. Wills, Deeds. Abstracts, SiiTer plate, J ewelt, and Valuable Trunks uxd Packages, eta, I i Fletcher & Co. Sal tail ; D.,M. Ransdeix, Manager. LEOLANDO, -O Manufacturino; Optician, Jobber and Retailer in Spectacles, Opera and Field Glasses, Micro scopes. Barometers, Thermometers, etc ry Oculista Prescriptions a specialty. C3 East Market Street, opp. Postoflice. NEW YORK STEAM DENTAL CO. From $4, $5, $a, $3. $10, to 50 per set. All kinds of fine dentf l work at reduced I prices. Tine sold filling at If l and upward. Silver amaiam, 50c and 7Sc TeetU extracted lor 2.Sc, Teeth extracted without naln. All work warrant rwl asrepreiHuiiea. Fifteen years' experience!. Rooms 3 and 4 Grand Opera-house, SPRING CHICKENS, EXTRA BUTTER, FRESH EGGS, Poultry Dressed every day Wholesale and Retail. THE CLEANlOULTRY CO. ' Corner Cedar and Host) rook streets. tiTelephone 8G5. Goods delivered. The Indianapolis Glue Company Manufactures all kinds of ' CABINET QLUE3 AXD CURLED HAIR. PATDIT SAW MILL 008. IMPROVID. rX.-A.I2sr OS, DTJPLEX.' SiBpl., rnrM, Rapid, K feeti v. Bm M- . UI od limber uvtuy oft. Caa b uud u any U4 BImk. ROCTWOOD, HEWCOHB & CO., (Imtriesa Paptr FtUtr Ca.) 180 to 100 S. Pennsylvania 8W INDIANAPOLIS. Hf JX ADAMANT WALL PLASTER. t!evfvfhpa?est an1 st Wall Plaster known to tLe trade. Manufactory at ly8 West Mary lan.l street. INDIANA ADAMANT PIAT:tt CO. Bicycles and Repairing. WORLD TYPEWRITERS. Prlco lu. feexul lor cat, logue. II. T. liEABSEY 147 & 149 N. Delaware St. H. C. SMITHER, Manufacturer and Dealer In Roofing Felt. Rooflnr Pltcn, Coal Tar, 2 and 3-ply Ready Hoofing, Metal and other Roof Paints, Slaters' Felts, Sheathing Felts, Asbestos Fire-proof Felt. Htraw Board. lOSi w. Md. U BEMiisraTOJsr STANDARD TYPEWRITER 9 It has been for fifteen years the STAKD AKD, and embraces the latest and highest achievements of inventive- skill. Wyckoff, Seamans & Benedict, 34 East Market St., Indianapolis. - J. C. HIRSCHMAN & CO., Manufacturers of Mattresses, Dealers and Renovat ors of Feathers. Our Renovator beau the world. b'J North New Jersey street. COMSTOCK & COONSE, WOOD, CHAIN Mid WOODEN FORCE PUMPS. Dealers in Iron 11 pe, Drlvan-weil Points and ail Driven-well tiupplies. 1W 7 aud 1U3 B. Meridian 8L INDIANAPOLIS STOVE CO. PAIlItOTT fe TAGUAltr WHOLESALE BAKERS. Crackers, Bread and Cakes. Manufactures of 8toves and HOLLO W-WAKK, bb and b7 bouth Meridian trofcfc Nortlyko & Mnrmon Co. Estab. 1851 FOUNDERS AND MACHINISTS MILL AND ELEVATOR BUILDERS, Indianapolis. Ind. Roller Mills, Mill Mrlnir. Beltlnr. Boltlncrlnth r?ra.in. clottfitTK Machinery, MidulDK-purmera. XtrtAtl Mill, etc, etc. Take street-cars fur slocXyarda. THE H00SIER BURNER Is the result of much experimenting It combines the best qualities ot all burner. Ill the favont among all gas-fitters, bold to tno trade al a liberal discount. STEEL PULLY AND .MACHINE WORKS, Solo Makers. 79 and 85 South Pennsylvania St. PENSIONS . Jfe Laws, new Rulings. Every aolJler or soldier widow should send to to tho Old Established Claim Agency of P. H. FITZGERALD aud get hisl2-pac pamphlet on War Claims mailed free. No. 63 Hi Kasl if arket street. ! IU FITZQERAL. INSURANCE DIRECTORY HENRY COE. Fire Insurance Agency IS Martlndale Block. HOLLAND. CUAS. A. 92 Bast Market Th .fctna. The- North British and Mercantile, ot London. SL'hliOW fc MAltSH, Manager. 90a K. Mrtt St., for Indiana, Ohl. Kentucky, Teum-Mee and WeS Virginia fnr the Iro Went xivimrs Lite Assiiramw Society ot New York. thejpard 1 Ionian' plan' pure Lia -lusuraiico unjuixed mta baukiin a cjwianir,'' IQm: GDI ( 1M