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TmToriKA Stat JounsAt guarantee,
very day It 1 printed, to give a local circula
tion mora than double that of any other Tope
k a paper, and by far Mor than all Other
lli- c.mkiMd. This makes this paper
the cheapest, as well aa the best dally advertis
lug medium In Topeka. the classified adTf tme
menu below costing but
r 20 cenU a line for a week; 50 cents by thst
City circulation everyday exceeds E.OOO total
circulation over 8.O0O.
Sworn detailed statements of circulation pr
tented on application.
tjV-Calland see any atternoon between 4 aa
6. the liandiomnt. fastest, most perfect piece
of printing machinery in Kansas a Web Perfect,
ins press, which prints from two to taxes cus
plete 8-page papers a second.
Are you In need of work? If so. you are at
liberty to use these column for assistance in
that direction. While this notice appears the
Hi ATiJouH.VALwiU publish free on Saturday,
Monday and Tuesday, for Topeka or Kansas
people, all notices of "Situations Wanted." not
exceeding five lines, or thirtv-flve words, in
length. Provided that all advertisements of
this nature are handed in previous to
ten o'clock Saturday morning; also on Wednes
day, Thursday aud Friday, all advertising of
this class handed in by ten o'clock Wednesday
morn tote.
Iso advertisements of this nature to be started
except on Saturdays and Wednesdays. No ob
ligation is Incurred on the part of the advertis
er. No worthy aud n-eiiy man or woman need
hesitate to take advantage of this offer. No one
In business or having employment is expected to
take advantage of it. but all others invited to
avail themselves freely.
rANTEl) By a Rood cirl. washing and Iron
ing to ao. comer uiu ana jenerson sis.
AVrANTKJi By a woman, work of some kind.
I am in need of work and will do anything
to make an honest living. Address 15th and
Hancock sts.
"YTANTt-J By a young lady; a position as
stenographer; has had no experience in
office, jut.t out of school. Will work cheap.
Address, L. A. B.. Journal office.
AYANTEI) Situation by a young man; work
of any kind; srwtks German and Knglish,
Can give rlrstclass reference. Address A. B. C,
tills olflce.
"VirANTEl) Work; no choice of kind; by a
man who can keep books, do orhee work,
janitor work, take care of horses or UUc a hole
in the ground. Address B. C F., Journal ofiice.
"ATANTEI Position as night watchman, or
" Janitor work by sober, reliable man. Best
of.city references. Address, Joseph Fentiman.
H13 Gordon St.. North Topeka.
AY'-i!lTEt-worl' by a man of experience in
the mercantile business. Address lock
box 44a, city.
VrANTEl A position as book-keeper; can
give good references. I am a young man
lit years old. Address, II. A. Keu, Conway
Springs, Kansas.
AVANTEI) A widow wishes work for her
son, age 16, can give good reference. Call
or address Airs. mma Kiiodes, 613 Lincoln sc.
rANTKD A Good solicitor, (no experience
required.) 704 Kansas avo. 11. L. Sears.
TA.TKI) A few day or week boarders with
room if desired. Inquire 614 Jackson st.
A'ANTK1) You to invest any sum with the
Savings and Ixin association, lio West
6th. Karus 6 to la per t ent.
WrANTEl-Everyone to know that M. E.
T Lowe removes all dead animals from the
city at .'.u0 a head. Tel. 4s.
ANTED Boarders at No. 6, ftoss block;
tirstelass. $3,50 t er week.
Al HEN you want groceries or meats come
and see our goods aud get our prices. We
can and will save vou in uey on good goods. No
inferior stuff in the house. J. 11. Heller, 100
Kansas avenue.
ArANTED Gasoline stoves to repair at tin
shop; sio Kansas avenue. G. G. Lee.
AA' ANTED Some small real estate loans.
Simon Greenspan.
A Vr ANTED Watches, clocks and umbrellas
w in rniiair v r ? ji i- . ....
A Y'ASTiU-To move, 8TOIU or ship house-
hold goods, frei'tiit. etc.
Saiw 6i. Skin x er, 123 E. 6th St.
"r-ANTED tht you never heard of tin ware
" " cheap. Kiverside store, TJU Kansas ava.
AN i E D You to go to
and save vour monuv.
the liiverslda store
tju Kansas ava.
jOR SALE Kemain ler of my household
goods at low ligures; must be sold this
week; among them: oak sideboard and dining
room table, solid cherry chamber suite, costing
os. fur , including mattress and springs,
lounge with spring edge, one body brussels par
lor carpet, one- new tnf.Tain. 2 rockers. 1 parlor
table and a others, lace curtains and shades, gas
stove and squ ire basoburner. Everything iu
ex.-elleut condition. George E. Hopkias,i012
OTSEHOLI) poods are selling this week at
me nenuau resiaence, i-jss Topeka ave.
"IT'OR SALE Ten fresh cows. Inquire at the
a Curtis st.. between Jackson and
an Buren sts.. North Topeka.
1"iJ'f.Che.aQi,nearl7 new White sew
ma: machine. K w n,,,,f,u , l . ..1. ..
. . .... ...... I , ,D Otll
IOR SALE At the Topeka Vinegar Works.
good berrv crate c-u, """.
F OaklT'Pp SALE Desirable houses In
v. , xA.ku. ave.
Low ttK'"r .
-' iuuuut ave.
it.i r0. stjo Buchanan st. good
i.,. 1 """-e; .o. ,i,s Hancock St.. 4 room
cottage. Inquire at nag. 7th st. rrescott & Co.
lOtt KENT 10 room house, with bath. Thos.
S. Lyon. I633 college ave.
X" rlut Z H,?use,of ?lnt rooms. 1306 West
wn if. ?fU. water 1,1 it!ueii. fire place,
awning In Hrju lass condition. Apply. 3. M
Y ood, uth and Kansaj ave. .
IOR KENT A goovt S!x room house.' Inquire
of Dr. Kobr. its West totn su
jrt a Lt-Deposit stock In Savings and
"ian association. 11 West th st.. pays vou
Land? eU' UPU "y Uni SttulrlwaW de-
Xt ?ALK installment shares la Savings
Tio 12 petnuStal'U U W" 6Uu
lnatV1 1K1,nes market la city. Bl
snap for right man. "t," Journal.
IJOR KENT Furnished room with bath, elec
- trie light; south exposure. 716 Topeka ave.
I7OR RENT Two floors, 30x54 and 33xS2, half
bloek from Kansas avenue, suitable for
manufacturing purposes. T. D. Leib, 19 Colum
bian building.
IOST May S; a gob! ring with three dia
monds set In black enamel, between 6th and
Kansas ave. and Hu 11 toon ft. and Topeka ave.
F inder please leave at 1243 Topeka avenue and
receive reward.
LOST Saturday, at First Congregational
church or between Quinton Heights and
that place, via Transfer station, black worsted
shawl. Finder lea v9 at '817 Kansas avenue and
receive reward.
T OST A lady's gold watch at the First Pres-
J byterian church or between there and F'ifth
Avenue hotel. The name Sue" engraved on
front case. Please return to L. L. Roby, if found,
aud receive reward. 116 West 6th st.
FOUND The place to have plumbinz done; A.
Allen, 80s Kansas ave. Xei. sd.
LK SALE House and lot with good barn,
-- well and cistern; also a good cow; will sell
cheap. Apply at iEiS Jefferson st-
I7OK SALE Dirt cheap. The followuig dirt:
Two lots on the northwest eomer of Tenth
and Adams streets, 6 room house. $1.0(0. Also
two lots on the southwest corner of Eleventh
and Madison. 75. H. O. Garvey, at the Kock
Island city ticket office.
1OK SALE An 8-room house, well, cistern
- and city water; one lot and a half. Will
sell cheap. Reasons for selling, owner is goin
to leave the city. Inquire 007 Polk street.
IOK SALE Choice suburban tracts of 5 acres
or more, adjoining the cjty on the west, at
priees ranging from to $175 per acre. One
third cash. V. M. Fokbbs.
Sola Agent.
LL men and women in Shawnee county in
sympathy with the Prohibition Party are
invited to meet at 6J0 Kansas avenue, Weanes
day. May ito. at 8 p. 111., to seiect delegates to
slate convention and new county committee.
rrHOSE desiring their children taught voice
-a. building and sight singing in class should
call ou or address Mrs. C. JI. Smiley, 40 Chan
dler st. All musical instruction at prices suit
ing the times. Reference. Call after 6 p. m.
UMBRELLAS covered and repaired. Neat
est, cheapest, largest variety. Wringers
repaired. Warren, 4uM Kansas avenue.
IROM NOW until July 1st, in order to intro
duce our milk, we will sell at our depot, 121
"West 6th St., fresh milk, 3 cents per quart; skim
milk, 6 cents per gallon. Jones & W hiiney.
rjAKEN UP A gray horse at 123 Topeka ave.
IOR TRADE Good phaeton for good car-
riage; will pay dlherence; must be new.
Emil L iz, 210 West 6th.- Feed store.
r PER CENT upon deposits left with Savings
and Loan association, 110 West 6th.
IOR SALE Tomato plants and cabbage
plants; also pansies. thirty cents a dozen,
916 north Harrison street.
A. and shoe shop; patent leather polish for
buggy tops; repairs in all kinds of leather
goous; shoes halt soled forty cents. K. F. Hen
derson, 118'i West Sixth street.
IOR SALE For 30 days; 2 bottles 2 oz. Hop
- kins Flavoring Extracts, Ladies Central .Ex
change, 8'J'J Kansas avenue.
IOR SERVICE A registered Holstein bull
from Cheney herd at the Fair Grounds, be
teen the east and west gates.
CO- f( to S0O.00 PER WEEK using and
V v selling Old Reliable Plater. Every
family has rusty, worn knives, forks, spoons, etc.
Quickly plated by dipping in melted meiaL No ex
penenceor hard work; a good situation. Address
W. P. Harrison & Co., Clerk No. 14, Columbus,
AT B. WARD, A. M.. M.T
717 Kansas Avknub.
Hours: 2 to 5 p. m. Private hospital for women
333 Greenwood avenue.
tIARPETS CLEANED by the Amos process
' are always satisfactory. Leave orders at
Ladies' Exchange, 119 West Sixth; H. D. Carr,
513 Polk street, or Amos N. Eshieman, 335 Han
cock street.
1,0 R SPECIAL orders I wish the following
real estate loans: $j.00J; $l,5i0; Sl.ouU; SflOO;
$700; $600; T.oo; j0d; l-oo. Mouay here, no de
lay. A few large loans wanted. I. L. Better,
51J Kansas ave.. Dudley's bank.
tory experience. S. Tracy, 701 Kansas ave.
and Metallurgical Chemist and Assayer.
Examination of mineral deposits and mines.
Offices: Denver. Colo, Prescott. Ariza.
RS. E. K. LILLY", nurse.
can be found at
113 West Sixth street.
CQfl CiCil to !oan on cit property. $5,000
ip-mJyJyjyj to loan on second mortgage. $100
up. Money to till all good loans. Liberal
priviieuges to me oorrower. jt. r. Auiiituu,
40a Kansas ave.
ON a Y to loan on bonds, mortgages or per
sonal notes.
8rao5 Griexspaw.
"i OOD notes and mortgages bought and sold.
Simojt Gksisbpan.
I PARTIES wishing a sate ana paying Invesi
ment for their money, call at ouoe oa d. isu
Wood Co. CM h ansas are.
I AM a candidate for probate fudge, subject
to the KepubUcan primaries. Kindly re
member ma. John L. Got.
I AM a candidate for the nomination for Pro
bate Judge before the Republican primaries.
O. Ji. Elliott.
I am a candidate for Probate Judge, subject
to the Republican primaries. 18i4.
Thomas H. Baix.
7E are authorized to announce that Aaron
P. Jetmore is a candidate for the office of
County Attorney, subject to the decision of tho
voters at the coming Republican primaries.
I am a candidate for clerk of the district court,
subject to election. J. L. Scott.
J HEREBY announce inyself for second term
as county attorney. H. C. Saffobo.
1AM a candidate for clerk of the district
court, subject to the Republican nomination.
Josiah Jordan.
I AM a cand'.data for clerk of the district
court. A. F. Chekxei.
UALE RITCHIE, candidate for clerk ef the
district court, suojeot to the Republican
LAM a candidate for clerk 9f the district court
subject to tue decision of the Republican pri
maries. S. M. (joCKRKLb.
Dr. A. M. Callahan Is a candidate tor clerk of
district court, subject to trto itepubdeaa noni
ination, lsirt.
nee County: I will be a candidate for the
office of cleric of the district court of Shawaee
county, at the Republican primaries this spring.
1 liars lived ia Kansas aU my life, aiwajri
worked zealously for the success of tae Repub
lican party, and have never beiora been a eaa--iidte
for offlce. If chossa for this responsible
;o.itioa, I promise the most efncienf and lAita
lui attention to the dutiH ef the oOice.
H. J. ADAMS, Attoraev.
ill East Eighth St.. Topaxa.
I ANNOUNCE myself as a candidate for the
office of Probate Judge, subject to the de
cision of the Republican voters and tht Repub
lican primary. Euwis A. Austin.
I AM a candidate for Probate Judge, subject
to the decision of the Kepublicans of Shaw
nee county. J. G. Wood.
I AM a candidate for nomination before the
Republican primaries for Probate Judge.
R. H. C. SgAKLR.
I AM a candidate for Probate Judge, subject,
of course, to a nomination on the Republican
county ticket. i, V. C.A3X.
First piblished on tho 24th day ef May,
In the official city paper.
May X3, 1334. i
To whom it may concern:
Notice is hereby given that we, the uoderstMi
ed, residents and lreeholders of the city of To
peka. S. Barnes, T. L. Stringham and C. H,
'rfrne v.,a1iiIv annninfAH hv tha milVOr and
council of the city ef Topeka, and having oualtf
nod as appraisers as provided by law. umra
ordinance So. 1640. approved August 19, 1393,
establishing Sewer District No. 16, sad describ
ed in said ordinance, as follows, to-wit:
Beginning at the center of the intersection 6f
Tenth avenue and Jefferson- street;- theaee
souiheriy along the center line of Jeffecsoa.
street to the north line of JEleventh. street
thence easterly along the north line of Eleventh
street to the center of the Shungannng creek;
thence southerly along the centear of tne Shua
ganunga creek 0 the south lino of Eleventh
street; (hence westerly along the south Line of
Eleventh street to the center of Madison street;
thence southerly along the center of Madison
street 50 feet to the south line of lot 379 on
Madison street; thence westerly along the south
line of said lot 379 on Madison street and along
said south line produced, and along the sooth
tine of lot 3so on Monroe street, and along said
south line produced to the center of Monroe
street; thence northerly along the center of
Monroe street to the center of Eleventh street;
thence westerly along the center -of Eleventh,
street to the center of Quincy street; thence
northerly along the center of QUiacy street to
the center of Tenth avenue; thence easterly
along the center of Tenth avenue to the place of
beginning in the center of Jeffersoa- street, all
within the city of Topeka, Shawnee county,
And also to make a true valuation and ap
praisement of all the lots, pieces and parcels of
ground situated in said Sewer District No. 16.
And notice is hereby further given that we
will meet as such appraisers on the 31st day of
May. 1894. at 9 o'clock a. m. of said day at the
southeast corner of Tenth avenue and Quincy
street in said sewer district for the purpose of
ascertaining the value and making an appraise
ment of the same. S. Barnes.
C. 1L TlTCS, ;
First published In the official paper. May 28,
Office of the Matok,
Topeka, Kansas. J
There will be a special meeting of the council
of the city of Topeka. June 4. 1S94, at 7:30 o'clock
p. in. for the purpose of hearing any and all
complaints that may be made as to the assess
ment made by the appraisers as per their report
now on tile in the citv clerk's office of said city.
against all lots, pieces and parcels of ground !
liable lor tne cost ot opening ana exieuuuig
Locust street as provided in Ordinance No. 1706.
approved April 4. 1894; and also to hear any and
all complaints that maybe made as to the validi
ty and fairness of the assessment of special
taxes to be assessed and levied on all lots,
pieces and parcels of ground liable for such as
sessment. Witness my hand and the official seal of the
city of Topeka, Kansas, hereto attached this
23rd day of May, 1894.
T. W. Harrisow, Mayor.
seal Attest: S. S. McFadcex .City Clerk.
First published in the official paper May 28,
Oj-fick of the Mayob, t
Topeka. Kansas, j
There will be a special meeting of the council
of the city of Topeka. Juiw 4th, 1894, at 7 :30
o'clock p. in. for the purpose of bearing any and
all complaints that may be made as to the as
sessment made by the appraisers as per their
report now on file in the office of the city clerk
of said citv against all lots, pieces and parcels
of ground liable for the cost of extending Third
street and opening the alley in the block between
Second and Third streets, and Taylor and West
ern avenue, as provided in Ordinance No. 1707.
approved April 4, 1394, and also to hear any and
ail complaints that may be made as to the validi
ty and fairness of the assessment of special
taxes to be assessed and levied on all lots, pieces
and parcels of ground liable for such assess
ment. Witness my hand and the official seal of the
citv of Topeka hereto attacted this 26th day of
Mav, 1894. T. W. Harrison, Mayor.
(seal.) Attest: S. S. McFADDJSN.City Clerk,
First published In the official paper, May 28,
Ofvicb of the Ma tor, )
Topeka, Kansas. J
There win be a special meeting of tha council
of the city of Topeka. June 4. 184, at 7:30 o'clock
p. m. for the purpose of hearing any and all
complaints that may be made as to the assess
ment made by the appraisers as per their report
now on tile in the office of the city clerk of said
city against all lots, pieces and parcels of ground
liable for the cost of opening and extending the
alley north of Fourth street, between W estern
avenue and Fillmore street, as provided in Or
dinance No. 1710. approved April 6, 1894, and
also to hear any and all complaints that may be
made as to the validity and fairness of the as
sessment of special taxes to be assessed and
levied on all lots, pieces and parcels of ground
liable for such assessment.
Witness my hand and the official seal of the
city of Topeka hereto attached this 25th day of
May, 1894. T. W. Harrison, Mayor.
seal. J Attest: S. S. McFaddkn, City Clerk.
Office 900 East Fourth Street.
Topeka, Kansas. f 3 J AivfX
Office: No. 720 Kansas Ave.
J. C. McClintock, A. M.. M. D.
Frances Storrs. A. B., M. D.
Practice limited to SURGERY and DISEASES
OF WOMEN. 330 Kansas avenue. Office hours,
3 to 4 p. in.
XJ 634 Harrison St.. corner of 7th St..
Hours: 10 to 12 a. m.. 2 to 4 p. m. Tele. 237.
Office and residence. 733 Kansas Avenue.
Office Hours 9 a. m. to 11 a. m .and a p. m- to
5 p. m. Phone 99.
Ikl. so. 733 Kansas Avenxtb.
orncE hours-.
8 to 10 a.m.. 12:30 to S p. tn C : 30 to 7:30 p. m.
709 Kaksas Avktcb.
Tele. 402.
Special attention given to chronic diseases.
Office open all hours.
600 Kas. Avo. Phono 82.
Office aad Residence, 70S West Sixth St.
Office Hours: 2-5 and 7-8 p. m. Telephone 123.
L. A. RYDER, M. D. ,
OFFICE and residence cor. Gordon street and
Central ave.. North Topeka. Phone 214.
Uses the Brinkerhoff system of Rectal treat
ment, a successful and painless treatment for
piles, fistula, nshure, ulceration, eta.
r EO. P. ASHTOH , D.D. S..
N. W. corner Eighth and
Topeka, Kansas.
ILVER trumpets
sounded at flour
isb, and tlao jave
lin. mn came pacing-
down Treg-ar-
: rick . Fore . street.
with the sheriffs
eoach swing-ingr
behind them, its
panels splendid
with fresh blue
paint and florid
blazonry. It's
wheels were picked out with yellow,
and this scheme of the color extended
to the coachman and the two lackeys,
who held on at the back by leathern
straps. Within the eoach and facing1
the horses sat two judges of the erovrn
court and Nisi Prias, both in scarlet,
with full wig's and little round patches
of blaek plaster, like ventilators, on
top;' facing- their lordships sat Sir
Felix Felix-Williams, the sheriff, in a
lightish uniform of the yeomanry
with a great shako nodding- on his
knees and a chaplain bolt uprig-ht by
his side. Behind trooped a rabble of
loafers and small boys, who shouted,
"Who bleeds bran?" till the lackeys'
calves itched with indignation.
I was standing- in the archway of
the Fackhorse inn, among the maids
and stable boys gathered to see the
pageant pass on its way to hear the
Assize sermon.
At the moment when the trumpets
rang out, a very old woman, in a blue
camlet cloak, came hobbling out of a
grocer's shop &ome twenty yards up
the pavement, and tottered down
ahead of the procession as fast as her
decrepit legs would move. There was
no occasion for hurrying to avoid the
crowd, but she went by the Packhorse
doorway as if swift horsemen were
after her, clutching the camlet cloak
across her bosom, glancing over her
shoulder and working her lips inaud
ibly. I could not help remarking the
position of her right arm. She held it
bent exactly as though she held an
Infant to her old breast, and shielded
it while she ran.
I A few paces beyond the inn door
she halted on the edge of the curb,
flung another look up the street, and
darted across the roadway. There
stood a little shop a watchmaker's
just opposite, and next to the shop a
small ope with one dingy window
over it. She vanished up the passage,
at the entrance of which I was still
staring idly, when, half a minute
later, a skinny trembling hand ap
peared at the window and drew down
the blind.
"Who is that old woman?" I asked,
touching Caleb, the head hostler, on
the shoulder.
"What woman?"
She in the blue cloak, d'ee mean?
an old, ancient, wisht-lookin' body?"
1 "Yes."
"A timmersome woman, like?"
"That's it."
"Cordely Pinsent, widow of old Key
Pinsent, that was tailor to all the
grandees in the county so far back as
I can mind. I can just mind Key Pin
sent a great, red, rory-cumtory chap,
with a high stock and a wig like King
George 'my royal patron' he called
'en. havin by some means got leave
to hoist the king's arms over his door.
Such mighty portly manners, too. Oh,
very spacious, I assure 'ee! Simme I
can see the old Trojan now, with his
white weskit bulgin' out across his
doorway like a shopfront hung wi'
jewels. Gout killed 'en. I went to
his buryin'; such a stretch of experi
ence does a young- man get by the
time he reaches my age. God bless
your heart alive, I can mind when
they were hung for forgery!"
"Who were hung?"
'People," he answered, vaguely,
"and young Willie Pinsent."
."This woman's son?"
"Aye, her son her ewe-lamb of a
child. 'Tis very seldom brought up
"Yoxrsa chap, 1 abkest tote.
ag-en her now, poor soul! She's s4
very old that folks forglts about it.
Do 'ee see her curtain yonder, over
the ope?"
"I saw her pull it down."
"Ah, you would if you was lookin'
that way. I've a-seed her do t a score
o times. Well, when the gout reached
Key Pinsent's stomach, and he went
off like the snuff of a candle at the
age of forty-two, she was left unpro
vided, with a son of thirteen to main
tain, or go 'pou the parish. She was
a Menhennick, tho', from t'other side
o' the duchy a very proud family
and didn't mean to dip the knee to no
body, and all the less because she'd
demeaned herseP to start with, by
wedding a tailor. But Key Pinsent,
by all allowance, was handsome as
biases, and well informed np to a point
that be read Shakespeare for the mere
pleasure ot-
"Well, she sold up the stock ia trade
aa' hired a couple o n?oa3 tho self
same rooms yon see and then she ate
: less n a mouse an took to needle
work, plain an' fancy, for a lot o the
gentry's wives round the neig-hbor-hood
befriended her, though they had
to be sly an' hide that they meant it
for a favor, or she'd ha snapped their
heads off. An all the while she was
teachin her boy and tellin' 'en what
ever happened, to remember he was a
g-entleman. an lovia en' with all the
strength of a desolate woman,
"This Willie Pinsent was a comely
boy, too; handsome as old Key,' an'
quick at his books. He'd a bold,
masterful way, bein proud as ever
his mother was, an well knowin
there wasn't his match in Tregarrick
for headwork. Such a beautiful hand
he wrote! When he was barely turn
ed sixteen they, gave 'en a place in
Gregory's bank -Wilkins an Gregory
it was in those aged times. He still
lived home wi' his mother, rentin a
room extra out of his earmn's and
turnin' one of the bedrooms into a
parlor. That's the very room you're
lookin' afc. And when any father in
Tregarrick had a bone to pick with
his sons he'd advise 'em to take ex
ample by' young Pinsent, . 'so clever
and good, too, there was no tellin
what he mightn't come to in time.
"Well-a-Well, to cut it short, the
lad was too clever. It came out,
after, that he'd took to bettin his em
ployers m6ney ag-eil the rich men up
at the Royal exchange. An' the up-,
shot was that one evenin' while be
was drinkin'-tea with his mother in
his lovin, light-hearted way, in walks
a brace o constables an says, 'Will
iam Pinsent, ybttng chap, I arrest thee
upon a charge o counterfeitin old
Gregory's hand wrrtin Which is a hang
in' matter!." !, ' ,.
"An' now, sir,' comes .the cur'ous
part o' the tale; for, if you'll believe
me, this poor woman wouldn't listen
to it wouldn't hear a word o't.
What! my son Willie,' she flames, hot
as Lucifer. 'My son- Willie, a forger;
my boy that I have nussed an' reared
up, an' studied, marktn all' his pretty
takin' ways, since he learned to crawl!
Gentlemen,' she says, standin' up an'
facin' 'era down, vvhat mother knows
her son, if not I I give you my word
it's all a mistake. -
"Ay, an' she would have it no other.
While her son was havin' his trial in
jail, she walked the streets with her
head high, scornin the folk as
'But her greatest freak was seen
when the Assizes came. Sir, she
wouldn even go to the trial. She
disdained it. An' when that mornin
the judges had driven by her window,
same as they drove to-day, what d'ee
think she did?
"She began to lay the cloth up in
the parlor yonder, an' there set out
the rarest meal, ready for her boy.
There was meats,, roasted chickens,
an' a tongue, an' a great ham. There
was cheese cakes that she made after
a little secret of her own, an' a bowl
of junket, an inch deep in cream, that
bein' his pet dish, an' all kinds o'
knick-knacks, wi grapes an' peaches
an' apricots, an' decanters o' wine,
white an' red. Ay, sir, there was even
crackers for mother an' son to pull to
gether, with scraps o' poetry inside.
An flowers the table was bloomin'
with flowers. For weeks she'd been a
plannin it, an' all the forenoon she
moved about that table, givin' it a
touch here an' a touch there, an' tak
in' a step back to see how beauti f ul it
looked. An' then, as the day wore
on, she pulled a chair over by the
window, an' sat down an' waited.
"In those days a capital trial was
kept up till late into the night, if need
were. By an by she called up her lit
tle servin' gal that was then, (she's a
gran'mother now), an' sent her down
to the courthouse to learn how far the
trial had got, an run back with the
'Down runs Selina Mary, an back
with word:
" 'They're a-Summih up, says she.
"Then Mrs. Pinsent went an' lit
eight candles. Four she set 'poo, the
table an' four 'pon the mantel shelf.
You could see the blaze out in the
street, an' the room lit np, wi' the
flowers, an fruit, an' shinin' glasses.
"So the poor woman sat a while
longer an' then she calls:
'Selina Mary, run down agen, an'
as he comes out, tell 'en to hurry.
They must be finished by now.'
"The maid was gone twenty min
utes this time. The evenin was hot
an' the window open; an now all the
town that wasn't listenin' to the trial
was gathered in front, gazin curously
at the woman inside. She was titi
vatin' the table for the fiftieth time,
an' touchin' up the flowers that had
drooped a bit i' the bowls.
"But after twenty minutes Selina
Mary came runnin' np the street, an
fetched her breath at the front door,
and went up stairs slowly and 'pon
tip-toe. Her face at the parlor door
was white as paper; an' while she
stood there the voices of the crowd
outside began to take all one tone,
and beat into the room like the sound
o' waves 'pon a beach.
" 'Oh, missis,' she begina.
" 'Have they finished?
"The poor eheald was only able to
" 'Then, where's Willie? Why isn't
he here?
" 'Oh. missis, they're going to hang
"Mrs Pinsent moved across the
room and gave her a little push out
into the street. Not a word did she
say, but shut the door 'pon her, very
gentlelike. Then she went back and
pulled the blind down, slowly. The
crowd outside watched her do t. Her
manner was quite- ord'nary. They
stood there for a minute or sj, an be
hind the blind the eight candles" went
out, one by one. 13y the time the
judges passed homeward 'twas all
sark, only the blind s ho win white by
the street lamp opposite. " Front that
year to this she has pulled it down
whenevera Judge drivesjsy.
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