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STATE JOURNAL. THTJRS DAT EVENING- APRIL 26. 1894.
hd "14 Mi 1 RENTS! SITUATIONS! REAL ESTATE! AUCTION SALES! & OTHER CLASSIFIED ADS. Th Topcka State Joctisal (guarantees. e-ery dy It is prinwd. to if ire a local circula tion more than double that of any other Tope ka paper, an. I by far Mow than all Oihar Combined. This makes this paper the cheapest, as well as the best daily advertis ing medium in Topeka. the classified. advertise ments below costing but FIVE CENTS A LINE, or 20 cents a Una for a week; 50 cents by the month. ... City circulation everyday exceeds 5,000 total circulation over 8.000. hworn detailed statements of circulation pre seritfl on application. f jr-Call au'l see any afternoon between 4 aoo B. the handsomest, fastest, most jerfect piece of printing machinery in Kansas a Web Perfectly- preks. which prints from two to three cum piete g-pace papers a second. SITUATIONS WANTED FREE. Are you In need of work? If so, you are at liberty to use these columns for assistance la that direction. While this notice appears the biATK Jourxal will publish free on Sa;urday, Monday and Tuesday, for Topeka or Kaasa l-eopie. all notices of "Situations Wanted." not exceeding five lines, or thirty-five words, in length. Provided lha: ail advertisements of this nature are haadod in previous to teu o'clock Saturday ruruinfr: also on Wednes day. Thursday add Friday, all advertising of this class handed la by ten o'clock Wednesday Uiorniug. "o advertisements of this nature to be started except on Saturdays and Wednesdays. No ob ligation is incurred ou the part of the advertis er. No worthy and needy man or woman need hesitate to take advantage of tuis offer. No one In business or having employment is expected to take advantage of It, but ail others invited to avail themseives freely. WANTED SITUATIONS. "XANTET) By colored man. Job as porter in hotel, barber shop or private family. Ad dress "J. X.," Journal office. "V AN TED A job by W. M. Brown at labor of any klud: good reference. Address Brown. Journal oilice. Ayr ANTED Work of any kind by a boy 15 v years old: would rather work In country. Address "A. S.," care Journal. A TANTED Middle aered ladyas housekeeper for widower or hotel, or some light work, so she could no home at oiht. Address House keeper, Journal oiliea. AVAMEI) By a good strong boy. 15 years of age. a place to work, either in country or city; Is handy at almost any thing. Call or ad dress yit Kausas ave. VTANTEl Nursing to do by an elderly lady w with years of experience. Address AI. A. P.. 430 Lit fay cite street, Topeka, Kau. NOTICES OF MEETINGS. C CHEVALIERS. ATTENTION All chevaliers s of Otntou Topeka No. 3 are ordered to ap Iear in full dress at the lull this evening at 7:40 lor muster. T. II. Hakeil, captain. WANTED HELP. AY ANTED Girl family of two. to general housework In Call 13U5 West St., Mrs. F. Sears. WANTED MISCELLANEOUS. AY ANTED To rent a 4 or room house. with barn; must be cheap; slu Kansas avenue. A ANTED To buy small grocery stock with established cash trade. Address with par ticulars Box C, Maple ilill, Kau. AY AN TED Boarders. Ja per week, good ta- bie: also rooms to let. furnished or unfur nished; Tira lopeka avenue. AY'ATkI. Good country butter weekly; duck ea4S occasionally; 13L4 Buchanan st. Y 'ANTED Horses to pasture at Vluewood AY ANTED To trade four Inside lots situ- ated in good towu for a horse and buggy. Address 17ol Buchanan street. A Y'ANTED A high grade safetv bicycle In " v good condition, fc.. I'ugU, laiiner & Bros. I'AMED Stock to pasture, oood pasture. plenty shade, plenty water, good care, four inilei edit of North Topeka on the Grantvilie road, lerms reasonab.e. iiKjuire at Jones 61 Whitney's mrik depot. ill West Sixth st. YV 'ANTED To trade the e.iuitv In two I it or three clear lois for material. lixjuire :ws Woodiawn ave, W- Ti-lKoonieri and boarders at the " CarttT House. 4 o aud 402 wuiuuy street. 1 lie house has changed hands, the rooms are lar-td aud wed veutuaied. Good board if de sired. Bath room free. Airs. A. P. Barnes. AANTED-To rent a typewriter for one v month. Address With particulars "B. B.." this office. A ANTED People to know that they can get fresh butteriu.ik and sweec cream every day from buttermilk wagon or at 7&i Lane st. "Y ANTED Your old carets to clean, refit aud lay; also uuholsterimr and furniture repairing, etc. Trusddd. tenth aud JacKson. WTEl o.ooo people to come to i-.-o East fifth street for tUoir painting and paper hanging. Y ANTEI Good city loans; have some money and can kau on second mortae G. P. Kixjadk. 4 fJ Kansas ave? YY ANTED Gaso.iuo stoves to repair at tin ullOU: H1J Kau nynnA 1 1 i f t ArANTEl To trade a phaeton for a good m andgJacksou!ry Vu,cut czyus.i. AT AJ" TED To buy a second hand wagon. V Kaczvnski. rh 101.1 j.i,m " AY ANTED some small real estate loans buuon Greenspan. TANTED Watche. clocks and umbrellas 'ji Aausas ave., upstairs. V A I Al To movn. STOxia or ship house- hold g.XKls. freight, etc. 1 ERCH AN i a' IKAAit M STOKAGS CO. YV iitr0;. ??" P'v.er n?ad.of tin wara YV A.inu-iouufo to Uie Riverside store i.u save Vour jncnov. sz Kansas v FOR SALE-PERSONAL PROPERTY T"OIJ ALE Choice suburban tracts of 5 acres -- or more, adjoining the city on the west t prices ranging from & Va r acre third cash. W. M?Fokbe3. Sole Agent. TpoR SALE An S-room house, well, cistern and city water; one-lot aud a half. WilT sell cheap. Reasons for selling, owner Is eoin to leave tie cdy. Inquire sot Polk street! "POR SALE Three good walnut bookcases. " Inquire of 1. J. Keuam. Merchants' Nt tlonal bank. iro14 SALE Gentle horse, phaetoo, single -- harness, cheap; I3i4 DUlon st. J70R SALE A lumber wagon; 627 Lake st. "IOR SALE Lunch room doing good payine business. Call 716 Kansas avenue. TOR SALE Furniture in eleven completely -a- furnished rooms. The rooms are also for rent; a place where you can make money. Also snow cases, counters, one peanut roaster. In quire at 303 Kausas ave. IOR SALE Good gentle family horse. In- 4ialr at Abe SteiuWg, Uoo Kansas ava. 'OK 8ALE--A eood slntrle harness and cart cheap at 914 Vv est Sixth st. FOR kaLK Number of eood cows, corner Thomas and Chester, Oakland. Ir"OR SALE! Work horses and registered Hol - stein vearlinas buil. at the orchard Six teenth street and Kansas avenue. FOR SALE Fresh cows for sale at all times Jerseys, Holstein and Shorthorn, at Union. StoCKyaras. jorm OB SALE A good phaeton in good condl- t?OR SALE No. 8 washboller, worth du, . now ado. Riverside viura. Iti Kansas ave. FOR SALE-MISCELLANEOUS. FOR SALE A restaurant and lunch room doing a good business and well located. Small capital required. Inquire for advertiser at Journal offlce between 11 and 11 o'clock. 17OR SALE Short time loans at i per cent . interest. Simon Greenspan. 'OR REAL estate or rental property see Benedict & Co., but Kansas ave. OR SALE OR TRADE My beautiful home. No. Hut Harrison St. W. iL Griilith. 'OK SALE Glit edge first mortgages. 7, a, 9, 10 per cent. Simon Greenspan. JFJOEJT-HUES. FOR RENT Part of. a house In Pot win Place. Water, gas, hot air, etc. Call at Wood awn avenue. 1OR RENT Nice small house and barn, 434 - Lafayette st. Enquire next door. IOK RENT A good six room house. Inquire - of Dr. Kobv. Hi West 6th st. FOR RENT-ROOMS. FOR RENT One pleasant unfurnished room with closet, cheap; 714 Jackson st. IOR RENT A suit of two rooms, nicely fur - nislied. for one month, $15. Inquire 412 West Seventh st. FOR RENT Furnished parlor bedroom with board; suitable for two gentlemen; uoi Madison. IOR RENT Furnished rooms. Inquire at - ; East Eighth ave. FOR RENT Three rooms for housekeeping to adults, 2H blocks from electric station. Address Z, this office. IO K RENT Three unfurnished rooms, first floor, suitable for general housekeeping. Inquire 616 Jackson. FOR SALE OR TRADE. FOR TRADE For good young mare, three spring covered wagons, oiie-uorse lumber wagon, one medium size fire proof safe. Apply 621 Jefferson st. IOR TRADE Three-acre tract, near city. Tor good driving team. Inquire Topeka Steam Laundry. rpo EXCHANGE Fine lot on Carnado Beaoh. A. San Diego. Cala.. near hotel, for a good horse and surrey. Addiess, "Lot," Journal. LOSTNOjD LOST Solitaire diamond ring, with naiims Maud and Fred entcraved iusidu. enclosed in a smalt brass box. FiuiKt return to 313 Eat Eighth street and receive reward. t7"OUND The place to have plumbing doue;j Allen, 80S Kansas ave. Tei. ss. MISCELLANEOUS. WONDERFUL GIFT Mrs. Lr. Baker tell -a- the past, present aud future; calls the liv ing or dead 11 0111 any part of the worid and talks with them in the suirit: describes the color of hair, eyes and size of person; diagnoses aud locates disease without laying hands ou any part of body; cures smoking, chewing or drinking habit; gives advise on business aud marriage; makes peace in family aud separates none. Palmistry, 50c; clairvoyant, psychro metic or mind reading. $1. Office and reading parlors. 114 East Fourth st. Will tell as slated or no charges. "-pO THE LADIES House cleaning simplified -A by using Fosdick's Harmoia. a practical method of cleaning all kinds of high grade car- Sets and rugs wiluouc removing them from the oor. This method as practiced by me is thorouga and gives satisfaction wherever used. Harmoia is what is known as Mexican Soap- Root, and is one of the principal ingredients in my prepara tion. I guarantee satisfaction or no pay. Ad dress me at 3o7 Chandler street, and I will call and arrange for your work. Respectfully. J. H. FOSDICK. flHE finest varity of posies In the city at tho Folwin greenhouses, corner Eiuwood and Willow ave. Hiram liaise. A BARGAIN Choice 10 or 15 acres of unim- XA nroved land for sale Immediately. three miles north of Topeka. call lirst house north of Rochester school house, or address M. U. Hughes, North lopeka, Kau. ' fcS a day made, steady employment guaranteed V selling a Household necessity aud new, cheap Kitchen Ctensil. Sell on sight. Salary or commission. Particulars free. CiUtou Soap Si Mfg. Co., 303 W alnut St.. Cincinnati, O. PRACTICAL PIANO TUNER Years of fac tory experience. S. Tracy, "01 Kansas ave. T1LLIAM DWIGHT CHCRCH Analytical V ud Metallurgical Chemist and Assayer. Examination of uiiueral deposits and. mines. Offices: Denver. Colo.. Prescott. Anza. MRS. E. K. LILLY, nurse, can be found at 11J3 West Sixth street. TAYDTjOE OTRAY'ED A dark brown mare with a heavy black mane and tail, in good order and weight about 1300 pounds. Information at room 3 Columbian building, will be properly reward ed by E. W. Poindexter. TOPEKA. TRANSFER riiMii nnrnriT, S09 K.M. Ave. Tele. 3S4- P. P. BACOTt, prop. FREnCH TISSUE PAPER! THl UBOI3T USI lit TBI CITT. ALL CHINA AB ART MATERIIL COIPLETE HEWS DEPARTMEST. W aslibxira. D resist, a JLAHSA4 A V JB "Quick Meal' Gasoline stoves; six styles, all warranted. Culver & Bailey, hardware agenU for Topeka, 828 Kas. ave. It cures blood and skin disorders. It does this quickly and permanently. Is there any good reason why you should not use De Wilt's .Sarsaparilla? It rtco mendi itself. J. K. Jones. The State Journal's Want and Mis cellaneous columns reach each working day In the week more than twice as many Topeka people as can be reached through any other paper. Thia U a fact. Try Phillips' mineral water. It is con sidered the tihest water for tha stomach. 612 W. Eighth avenue. Try iu Creates health, creates strength, cre ates Vigor: De Witt's Sarsaparilla. It recommends itself. J. K. Jones. Peerless Steam Xaundry at 112 and 111 West bih, BUSINESS CHANGES. CHANGE OF BUSINESS SALE Owing to a change to take place in our business wo are compelled to reduce our stock which Is the largest and most complete line of Men and Children's clothing and Gents Furnishing goods In the city. Every article in our establishment shares this great reduction in price nothing re served. For $5.00 we will sell a nice light colored spring suit usually sold for $j.0j. . For $8.75 we are showihg'ii fine line of Chev lotts, Cassimere and Worsted suits cut In the latest style, and well made, regular price of these goods $12 and $14.00. F'or $16.50 we give you your choice of any $22 and i.'4 suits in the house. For its cents we self you a child's Knee Pants suit, ages 4 to 14. regular price $1.75. For $2.50 a fine Scotch or Worsted suit sold by others for $4.00 and $5.00. Our $4.50 Boy's suits Include all the latest stvles and nobby patterns in the market: Ask for them. Men's Baibriggan Underwear, all colors, worth $1.25 a suit, sale price 65 cents. Men's hats in all the latest shattes. sold by other nouses for $3.00. Our price $1.50. Men's heavy cloth pants well made, worth $1.75. Sale price $1.00. - Men's Fine Dress Pants; we hara the most complete line of these goods In the city. All goods usually sold $5.50, $6 and $7, we are Bow offering for $4.50. Don't fail to see this. We have a full and well selected stock of men's summer shirts which It will pay to see. Our line of trunks and valises share this same reduction. - As this Is an opportunity which wMl probably sever again present itself to the buyers of this city, it should be taken advantage of by every purchaser of clothing in Topeka. Mail orders accompanied by the cash will receive our prompt and careful attention. ETTEN SON'S Square Dealing Clothing Company, 4S3 Kansas avenue. Opposite postomoe. ANNOUNCEMENTS. AM a candidate for clerk of the district court, subject to the Republican nomination. Josiah Jordan. AM a candidate for clerk of the district court. A. F. Chksxky. HALE RITCHIE, candidate for clerk of the district court, subject to the Republican primaries. "I AM a candidate for clerk of the district court a subject to the decision of the Republican pri maries. E. M. Cuckkell. Dr. A. M. Callahan is a candidate for clerk of district court, subject to the Republican nom ination, 1894. aO THE REPUBLICAN VOTERS of Shaw - nee County: I will be a candidate for the office of clerk of the district court of Shawnee county, at the Republican primaries this spring. 1 have lived in Kansas ail my life, always worked zealously for the success of the Repub lican party, and have never before been a can didate for office. If chosen for this responsible position, I promise the most efficient and faith ful attention to the duties of the office. H. J. Adams, Attorney. Ill East Eighth St.. Topeka. NOTICES. "V"OTICE To whom it may concern: Be It -l- known that our petition Is on tile In the pro bate court asking for a permit to sell intoxicat ing liquors at No. 523 Kansas avenue, in the Fourth ward of the city of Topeka. Hearing for same is set for May 19th at 9 a. in. Swift & Hullidat. April 17, 1S94. "VTOTICE To whom It may concern: Be It a-' known that my petition is on hie in the pro bate court asking tor a permit to sell intoxi cating liquors at No. 823 Kansas avenue, in the Third ward of the city of Topeka. Hearing foe the same is set for May 1st. at 9 a. m. H. M. Washbuks". March 31, 1894. 'YJ'OTICE To whom it may concern: Be it a known that my petition is on lile in the.pro bate court asking for a permit to sell intoxi cating liquors at No. 20il Monroe street, in the Second ward of the city of Topeka. . Hearing for the same is set for May 5th, at 9 a. m. Jamih L. Beowk, April 4. 1894. "XJ'O'iTCE To whom it may concern: Be It aA known that my petition is on file in the offica of the probate judge of Shawnee county, Kansas, asking for a permit to seil intoxicating liquorj at 42-J West Sixth street, Topeka. Shawnee coun ty, Kansas. Hearing is set for the '4th day of April. 1894, at 9 a. in. W. F. Kukz. Topeka. Kansas, March 21, 1394. MONEY TO LOAN. I desire several real estate loans to till special orders. Loans made in any amount from $100 upwards. Parties having money to loan are Invited to write or call at my office. 1 am fur nishing investors very choice loans. L L. Bet zer, 519 Kansas ave., Dudley's bank. ONEY to loan on bonds, mortgages or per XI A. bonal notes. Sistox Griexspax. GOOD notes and mortgages bought and sold. SlMOX GRhKNaeAX. 13 ARTIES wishing a safe ana paying lnvejc - meat for their money, call at once ou S. M. Wood Si Co. 6d4 Kausas ava. ARCHITECT. JOSEPH MARSHALL. Architect and Superintendent, 1004 KANSAS AVENUE. WHITE WINGS DEMOCRATS. Great Efforts Being M ada To Harmonlia Colorado Democrats. Denver, April 26. Efforts are being made to harmonize the two wings of the Democratic party in this state before the fall election. The chairmen of the two committees have sent letters to all mem bers asking for their views and meetings will soon be called to decide what shall be done. Some of the "white wings" (Cleveland Democrats) favor combination with the Republicans against the Populists, and some of the other wing believe an alli ance with the Populists should be made. DRUNK WITH POWER. The .Judiciary Gives Another Instance of Its Desire to Run tho Covin tr . Oklahoma City, O. T., April 26. Judge Henry W. Scott of the district court has sentenced J. J. Burke and E. E. Brown, publishers of the Daily Times Journal of this city, to the county jail for ten days and to pay a fine of .$200 each for contempt of court, for commenting upon his judicial character. A great sensation was created. The judge refused to allow an appeal and both newspaper men are in jaiL THEY'LL GET EIGHT HOURS The Eight Hour Bill Reaches Its Second Readlnr.la Parliament. Losdon, April 26. In the house of commons the eight-hour bill for miners, introduced by John H. Robins, Liberal member for Lancashire, passed its sec ond reading by a vote of 281 to 194. This measure was not considered a party question and the ministers voted according to their Individual opinion. NEW YORK BANK CLOSED. The Marie in River Bank Shut Cp by the State Examiner. New York, April 26. The Harlem River bank was closed by State Exam iner Judson today. The statement of the bank's condition March 1, 1S94, shows an increase of $40,000 in the in debtedness of the bank since March 1, 193, and a decrease of about f 10,000 in the undivided profits. There will be little or no loss to depositors. HERE'S A REMEDY. A Missouri Woman Sogrcesta Prayer Cor the Cexey Craae. Gov. Lewelling has received the fol lowing anonymous letter postmarked Bevier, Ma, and written in a lady's hand: . Dkab Governor: Our nation seems on the verge of a revolution. Will you appoint a day of fasting and prayer if it may be April 30. Earnest united prayer will avert the evil. "Our Father" is the Qod of nations. He has delivered us from peril iu times past. He will deliver today. If a3 stated we honor him by our .united prayers He will lead us out of the darkness into light, out of strife into prosperity. Let U3 call upon him. Let us pray, not for power or for party, but for the honor of his name. Who has so led this nation in all its past history. - You a"re a believer ia prayer. I re member well when by a day of fasting in Kansas and Missouri, the plague of grasshoppers was stayed indeed it fled, bo man knew where. WOULDN'T WAIT FOR HER. Why Mrs. Lease Isn't at Present at the Reform School Investigation. ; In regard to the demand of Mrs. Lease that the Reform school investigation be postponed until she could be present. President Householder of the board of charities, said today: - "As soon as I received Mrs. Lease's telegram asking for the postponement of the investigation, I immediately wrote her a letter, telling her that I had' not called the special meeting for the inves tigation, but that it was called and the time fixed by the board at its last regu lar meeting, and I have no power to postpone it" THE SMALLPOX EPIDEMIC. Two More Chicago Schools Closed on Ac count of It. Chicago, IlL, April 26. The Kershaw school at Winter and Sixty-fourth streets, was ordered closed today on account of the smallpox. The Longfellow school on Throop street near Nineteenth, is also re ported closed for the same reason. A building at 93 Louisiana avenue has been secured for a temporary smallpox hospital. It will be placed in charge of the visiting nurses' association. Smallpox has become epidemic in the district between Ashland avfenue and Halstead streets south of the 47th street. GETTING IN A HURRY. The Senate Will Kow Sit Until 6 O'clock Daily. Washington, April 26. An hour in the senate was spent in a heated discus sion of Mr. Allen's resolution condemn ing the district commissioners regarding the Coxeyites coming to the capital. Mr. Harris' resolution that the senate sit until 6 p. m. daily for consideration of the tariff bill, was passed. Mr. Peffer desired to continue debate on the Allen resolution, but was over ruled by the senate, and Mr. Higgins, of Delaware, took the floor, speaking on the tariff bill. Odd Fellows Celebrating. Kansas City, April 26. About 1,000 uniformed Odd Fellows are in the city today from all over Missouri and Kansas. They will celebrate here the seventy fifth anniversary of the founding of their society. The local cantons escorted the visiting brothers on parade, and after wards all assembled at the Auditorium, where the afternoon exercises were held. Senate Will Meet at 11. Washington, April 26. Senator Har ris, this afternoon moved to take up his resolution, changing the hour of meet ing at 11 o'clock each day. A yea and nay vote was called for. Many Republi cans voted in the affirmative and it was agreed to, 54 to 6. Shopmen lo to Work. Minneapolis, April 26. A St. Cloud special to the Journal says the Great Northern shopmen there nearly all re turned to work today. They claimed they quit yesterday under threats of violence from the strikers. Plumbers diet 83.75 a Day. Chicago, April 26. The plumbers strike is settled and 1,8D0 journeymen plumbers of Chicago will return to work Monday morning. The men concede some minor points and the bosses grant them $3.15 a day. Union Pacific Arrival. . B. A. Patton, Silver Lake: E. P. Baker, citv; Orrin T. Welsh, city; C. F. Kim ball, city; W. C. Merritt, Wamego; A. B. Pomerov, Westmoreland; R. S. Hick, Escondido, Cal.; W. F. Gilluly, Oska loosa; G. S. Maxwell, Ft. Worth; G. H. Harris, Ft Scott; R. Fitchel, Cincinnati; Wr. F. Guthrie, Atchison; D. N. Weil, New York; J. P. Lawrie, Chicago; 1L H. Beal, Clay Center; J. W. Sanders, Sharon Springs; T. L. Ewan, Mrs. C. B. Maxwell and Misa Fannie Maxwell, city. The Great Jtock Island' Ronte. Lowest rates everywhere. Best track, fastest time, finest cars. Solid vestibuled trains, with through sleepers. H. O. Garvkt, City Ticket and Passenger Agent, 601 Kansas avenue, lopeka, Kan. De Witt's Sarsaparilla is prepared for cleansing the blood from impurities and disease. It does this and more. It builds, up and strengthens constitutions impared by disease. It recommends itself. J. K. Jones. The State Journal's Want and Mis cellaneous columns reach each working day in the week more" than twice as many Topeka people as can be reached through any other paper. This is a fact. VINE WOOD AND HIGHLAND PARK STREET RAILWAY. Trains will leave Monroe Street station week days for Vine wood as follows: 6:43. 0:19. 11:61. 8:t)7. 5:41. Trains will leave Vlnewood for Monroe street at 7:57. 10:31, 1:02. 4:19. 6:6a ai'KDAT TRAINS. Iave Monroe street 8:02, 9:19. 10:36. 11:51. 1:60. 3:07. 4:24. 6:41. Leave Vine wood 8:42. 9:60, 11:18,12:80.3:30, S:47. 5:04. 6:24. Kxrra Sunday trains will be run accordinn to company orders. Pocket edition time table will be issued in near future. Por the Ladies. Have you handsome paper and envelopes for correspondence? Iid you ever try Hake's put op In neat boxes White Hose, Chamois Skia and Velvet brands, ruled and unruledr p-35-Beautllul French and Crepe Tissue, all L-2t colors, tor shades, ornaments, etc. . Jk. l UiM XUOy 601 KAS. AVE. LL ready, moth er?' called out John Ryclifle, cheerily. The . little old lady in the sitting-room gave a pat to her bon net strings, a tug to her sachel, a glance at her lunch' ' basket, and a rub to her gloves. "All ready, John," she answered. Her home, Grassnook, was far more charming than is the ordinary farm house. It was low, rambling, gabled, with all kinds of cunning windows, and odd shaped rooms. And within it was the embodiment of quaint com fort and shining cleanliness. Its mis tress was 60, round, rosy, old-fashioned, with the kindest eyes, and the prettiest little neat ways, and the most heartsome smile a body ever be held. "Seems like I was going away for a year, instead of two weeks," she re marked, as John, drove her to the de pot in the phaeton lie had purchased for her particular benefit. "But I feel as if I ought to go, after that let ter from Medora. It sounded really pitiful." John closed his handsome, stub born lips, and remained silent. "I said, if you remember John, that we, living here in plenty, couldn't re alize the struggle she found it in the city to support herself and the chil dren on the paltry income, which was all they had from poor Peter's estate. Then she put it pretty plain, what she wanted me to do. Send her a handsome sum, or promise to leave her Grassnook and my share of the property. Wasn't that it; John?" He smiled grimly. '. "You never liked Medora, John." Medora was the daughter of a dis tant cousin of. Mrs. RyclifFe. Seven years previous she had come to live at Grassnook. She had been practically adopted by Mrs. Rycliffe, and treated with all affection. But, after numer ous attempts to capture the heart of John Rycliffe, she had married the loud-voiced, showily-clad drummer for a New York eigar house, and had gone to the city to live. Of late . Mrs. Rycliffe had received many letters from her, bewailing her husband's in ability to get work, her own hard life, and her conviction that "auntie" would do toward ner what was kind and right. The latest letter had been ' so much more importunate and imper- j lativo than iisnal. Mrs RvelifFe had decided to answer it in person. "I never could think her sincere, mother. She always appeared to me scheming, selfish and hypocritical." His mother was too wise to say that which was on her mind namely, that John had been indifferent to Medora, and to all other women since the year before Medora's advent at Grassnook, the girl on whom he had lavished the most passionate love of a . strong na ture, had thrown him over for a man whom he knew to be in every sense of the word, his inferior. "Won't Medora be surprised to see me, though?" chirped Mrs. Rycliffe, as she and her son stood waiting for the train. "I always said to her I'd never go another journey by rail, and here I am doing it. Well, good-by, John. Be sure you water the house plants. "AH! AN DtfPOSTOR, I SEfc." and give Snowdrop her milk regularly, and see that the shutters are fixed so they don't slam and break the glass. Good-bye, John." And then she was whirling away to the great city. "Be you going to New York, Mrs. Rycliffe?" queried a voice behind her. "Yes," turning to face a neighbor. "You're froing to see Sarah Jane's new baby, I suppose, Mrs. Ryan?" "Yes'm. You ain't forgot Elsie Cameron, I dare say?" "No," answered,, Mrs. Rycliffe, stirred by the resentment the thought of Elsie invariably aroused. Why couldn't the girl have married her fine son, and been a daughter to her? "It 'ud be a charity," declared Mrs. Ryan, "if you'd go to see her. I heerd as how her husband was dead, and she had a child to support, and wasn't overstrong. She'd be mighty glad to see you. Here," scribbling a line on a crumpled envelope she hshed out of her pocket, "is where Sarah Jane said she lived." "The poor thing!" ejaculated Mrs. Rycliffe, her kindly, spirit touched. "Yes. I'll go." . When she arrived in New York she gave a cabman both addresses,, her niece's and Elsie Payne's. - . "Drive me to the. nearest first" she ordered. And the nearest happened to be a tall, dreary tenement-house. In a nar row, dingy street. She found Elsie in a bare, clean, little sky-high room. Pretty, gay, rose-cheeked Elsie Cam eron! Not gay, nor rose-cheeked now, but slender, pale and still very dainti ly fair to look upon.. She wore a " black gown. A beautiful child clung to her hand. "Oh, Mrs. Rycliffe'." she cried. The sight of the dear old face was precious after her long exile among strangers. She kissed her guest, drew her in, took off her bonnet, and made her a cup of tea, all the time full of words of welcome, and of inquiry, but not once mentioning her own poverty, which everything in the room pro claimed.. "How are you getting on. Is what I want to know," the old lady said, straightforwardly. 'Oh, I managfe. I do fplain sewing, you know. Sometimes I find it hard to get all I can do, but a week ago a lady called and left me an order that has kept me busy since. She asked my prices for making plain garments, and I mentioned them, but the ma terials were accompanied by directions for much elaborate w"ork! Of course, I have no doubt she will pay me what my labor was worth. You may see it." She displayed four nainsook dress-ing-sacques, having insertions of Tor chon lace, clusters of tiny tucks, and hemstitched ruffles. Mrs. Rycliffe ex pressed her admiration. "What do you ask for them?" "When they are quite plain, twenty five cents each, but as these have so much work, I thought fifty would not be too much to ask." "Well! I should think that pretty cheap. Hark!" There was a step in the passage without. "That is my customer, I suppose. She said she would call to-day. Don't stir." But Mrs. Rycliffe vanished behind the cretonne screen that partitioned off the oil-stove and few cooking utensils from the rest of the room. There was a tear in the ore to tine, however, and she saw the person who entered, a large, florid woman, attired in a furred cloth skirt, a coat of many capes, aa flaring hat on which black birds bobbed, and yellow kid gloves. "Ah! the work is done. Yes, satis factory quite. Really, I shall rec ommend you. A dollar, I believe. There it is." "Mrs. Pugh," remonstrated the seamstress, "I said I would make those with only ruffles at neck and sleeves for the price named. These are worth at least fifty cents each. The sewing on them has taken me a week. Her patron turned from the door to freeze her with a stare. "Ah! an impostor, I see like all of your class! You make one contract, and demand pay that was not stipula ted. I shall not again employ you." With which appalling threat she swept away. Little Mrs. Rycliffe came out from behind the screen, white and trem bling. "What a wicked woman, Elsie!" she cried. Elsie smiled faintly. "They are not all so unjust," she said, trying to speak cheerily. Dusk was closing in when Mrs. Rycliffe reached the house of her niece, a showy, imposing house. Her mistress, the servant said, was at the matinee. Would the visitor wait? Mrs. Rycliffe sat down in a chair in a corner of the parlor, waiting, nodded, fell fast asleep. She was awakened by a man's angry tone, demanding with an oath, if he was ever to have any supper. The next instant Medora's voice admonished him. "You must wait. I've just got in from the matinee. Don't scold. I didn't buy my ticket out of the grocer's money.- A woman did four dollars' worth of sewing for me. I paid her, and had a good time out of the amount saved. Why, Aunt is it Aunt Mary?" Mrs. Rycliffe rose with a stiff effort. Sins was cramped and tired. "I. think it is," she replied, dryly. For four days was Mrs. Rycliffe the guest of Mrs. Pugh. And she saw more than the interview with Elsie, to convince her she was under no ob ligation to give money or its equiva lent to Medora. She saw an extrava gant, ill-regulated household, where prevailed all manner of schemes to make a show of opulence, and all kinds of petty subterfuges to evada responsibility and payment of just debts.. She saw a selfish man and woman, both devoid of any sense of rectitude and honor. When she an nounced her intention of going home, Medora said: "As KKn as the weather gets a lit 'tle warmer, we shall go down to Gras.1 nook, and spend several months with you and dear John." "I'm afraid I sha'n'thave room, "the elder woman declared. "Eliie Payno is coming home with me." "Elsie Payne!" she repealed, blankly. 1 "Yes you've heard of her as Elsie Cameron. She's been doing some plain sewing for you, I believe. I was there the day you called and paid foi those sacques." John was at the train to meet his mother. Elsie, and the child. He kissed his mother, and the baby, and held Elsie's hand a long time. "I'm glad you have come," he said, simply. A wave of the old rose-bloom flick ered in her pale cheek. She looked up at him, thinking how handsome and manly he had grown. "Thank you," she said. There are those that assert that there is to be a wedding at Grassnook. when the May flowers blow. At all events, the quartet there is a very happy one. And if plaintive tales of woe no longer arrive from Medora, the reason is understood. "If you want to find out a thing," Mrs. Rycliffe says, sagely, as she rocks the little one to sleep, "ilnd it out yourself!"