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only brother, Mr. Clement Man-able, never
married, ana died twenty years ago atBaueu-
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TT buggies of
stable, where tliev
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I of .1. I,. Coolie
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ipieie camp ouini. in
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u. a u aitmj tuiHiit
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' and fixtures and valuable tract of land,
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rie hay and lumber, at one of the best 'grain
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the Frisco road ; good rrasons for selling and
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to ii recovery win uesuuaDiv rewarded uy
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X neany new, at a bargain, at .xion's ele
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n la grain and produce lnrite.1 to make my
otBet their beadijnarters. d-3-tf
Lstitlo, although they did marry, did not
live to become middle-aged women. The
elder, Maria, after becoming tho wifo of Mr.
Langdon Larkspur, of the firm of Scrip,
Larkspur & Co., bankers, of Threadneedla
street, gavo birth to a single child, a
daughter, who "waa named Lucy; and
the younger, Loititia, having been led
to the altar by Mr. Septimus Aller
ton, of the firm of Allerton, Bond &
Benedict, broken, of Pancake lane, pre
sented her husband with twin girls, of
whom ceo only and she was called Amy
survived Ler extroroe infancy-: It is, toer
forr, not astonUhing that Miss Martha Mar
rable, a well-to-do woman without family
ties, is exceedingly fond of the daughters of
her two deal sisters. She usually has them
to stay with her at least twice a year once
in the early summer at her house in Orosve
uor street; and oncoin the autumn at ths
seaside, or in Italy, whither she goes occa.
sionally accompanied to the great wonder
of the foreigners by a courier, a man ser
vant, two maids, eleven bozos and agreon
parrot Ami as she is very kind to her
iiieocM, and denies them nothing, it is not sur
prising that they are Sully as fond of
her as she is of thorn. But Miss
Martha Marrable is growing old,
whereas Mks Lucy Larkspur and
Miss Amy Allerton are both young, and in
tend to remain so for some years to come. It
is not, thcroforo, to bo expected that the
three ladies should invariably think exactly
alike on all subjects. And, indeed, I am
ha.PPy to say that there are not many women
who do ogreo with Miss Marrable upon all
questions; for, although tho is as good
hearted an old spinster as over breathed, sbo
is unionunateiy a man hater.
Let it not, however, bo supposed that the
word inan-bater" is a stronger ono than
ought to bo applied to Miss Marrable; for I
am really not quite certain that it is alto
gether strong enough.
And yet Miss Martha Marrable can never
aee a vagrant begging in the street without
giving him alms. Tho truth Is, that, al
though she detests and despises man, she
pities him; just as she pities the poor idiot
whom sbo sometimes sees grinning ard gib
tiering by tho wayside in Italy.
Tbcso being her sentiments, Mua Marrable
has not, of course, many male acquaintances.
She is on good, but not affectionate, terms
with her widowed brothers-in-law, Mr. Lang
don larkspur and Mr. Septimus Allerton.
Sbo once a year invites ber man of business,
Mr. John ltoncs, of Cook's court, to dine
wtli ber and them in Grosvonor street; ijhd
slie Is civil to tho rector cf ber parish, and to
the medical man whom the woukTcall iu'to
attend her in case of illness. Yet Mr. Lark
spur once told Mr. Allerton that this feminine
dragon had had a violent lovo affair when
shu was nineteen; and Mr. Allerton whoso
connection with tho Marrablo family is of
much inoro recent date than that of
Lucy's father actually declared that ho
could well bollevo it
Toward the cud of August Miss Marrable
and her t o nieces left London for north
Wales, and, after a long and tiresomo jour
ney, reached Abermaw, in Merionethshire,
and took rooms at the Cors-jr-Gedol hotel
They -were accompanied, as ttsual, by tho tw o
maids and the green jiarrot; but tho courier
and tho man servant, being males, and their
erviccs not being' imperatively required,
wero left behind in London. Lucy had just
celebrated her twenty-third birthday, and
Amy was just about to celebrate her twenty
first; and, although I am sorry to have to
havo to record it, I am by no means aston
ished that theywsre both in love. Lucy,
during tho wholo of tho provious season, had
been determinedly flirting with a designing
young nrtist named Robert Rhodes; nnd
Amy, younger nnd less experienced than
her cousin, liad boon carrying on, even
more sentimentally, with Mr. Viv
ian Jcllicoo, who, being heir to a
baronetcy, found that jraition so arduous
and fatiguing, that ho was quito unfitted for
any activo occupation of a laborious char
acter. Of course, Miss Marrablo know noth
ing of theso affairs. Hod she suspected them
she would, perhaps, havo not taken her
nieces w ith her to Abcrmaw, for it happened
that at that very watering place Sir Thomaj
Jellicoo and his son Vivian w ero staying
when tho three ladies, the two maids, and
tho green jiarrot arrived. But no foresight
on Miss Marrable' part could have prevented
Mr. Robert Rhodes from following Lucy tu
north Wales. That adventurous artist had
made up his mind to spend the nutumn in
Miss Larkspur's neighborhood, and even ii
Miss Marrable had carried oil her elder niece
to Timbuctoo orthe Society islands, Mr.
Rhodes would have gone after the jmir by
the next train, steamboat, diligence, or cara
Uikjii the morning, therefore, nfter Miss
MaiTablo's umval at Abermaw sho nnd her
nieces wero comfortably installed nt the
Coi-s-y-lied'jl hotel, whilo at the Red Goat,
close by, Sir Thomas Jellicoo and Vivian oc
cupied roMin on the first floor. Mr. Rhodes
iiad u livd-ruom on tho third.
In the course of that afteiuooi, Ml-s
Martha Marrable, uccoiupanioi by her nieces,
and followed nt a ictali'e distance by tho
two maid, walked in the sunshine upon tha
hard sands that stretch for, I do not know
how many hundred yards at low water, be
tween tho reeky hills behind the littlo town
nd tho margin of CUrdignn bny. The
weather was hot and sultry, nrrl the unrijH
plel rvi looked like molten lead In tho glare.
Much exercise was, therefore, out of tho
question, nod cro long the thr.-e ludics sat
down on the seaward sida of n rush grown
sand hill to read, leaving tho two innids to
stroll f dither if they choso to do so, nnlto
explore nt their leisure tho unaccustomed
wonders of tho t.iishi)re.
SU-a Mnrthn, having arranged her sun
shado to her satisfaction, opened a little
volume on "Tho Rights of tho Slaves of Kng
land.'1 while Lucy devoted herself to one of
OuMa's novels and Amy plunged deep into
Keats, in five minutes "The Rights of the
Slaves cf KnglanJ" fell heavily to tho niid,
nnd in tLrco minutes mora Miss Mnrmbla
was emitting sounds which, but that I know
her Ui bo a woman who has no weakness, I
should call tiion. From tliat moment Lucy
and Amy, ns if-by common consent, read no
"Lucy," said Amy, mysteriously, to her
cousin, "I linvo seen him."
"So have I," said Lucy.
"What a carious coincidence!"
"Not at all. lie told mo'tlut bo intpnded
to follow ns."
"What! Vivian told youi"
"Oh, uol Bother Vivian! You are always
thinking of Vivian. I moan Rol?rt
"lie here, tol" 'excliiinod Amy. "1 meant
Vivian. I aw him half au hour ago with
"Well, I ndv iso you not to let Aunt Martha
know too much," said Lucy. "If eha sus
pects anything, sho will taki us back to
London this afternoon:"
Mis Mart-able murmured uneasily in Uor
sleep. A Hy had settled on her chiiL
"Hiishl" exclaimed the girls in unison, and
then they were silent
Not long afterward they caught sight of
twoyoung men who wero walking arm in
arm along the sand, a couplo of hundred
yards aw ny.
"Lootf, there they areH whispered Lucy.
Aunt must not seo tlwliu lVo must go nnd
warn them." And, stealthily, accompanied
by her cousiu, sho crept away from Miss
Marrable and ran toward the approaching
A few minutes later Lucy and Robert were
sitting together uuder tho shadow of a bath
ing machine, while Amy and Vivian were
confidently talking nonsense a dozcu yards
off. More than half an hour olaps.M ero the
girls returned to Miss Marrable; but fortu
nately Uie excellent spinster was still mur
muring sleepily at the fly on her chin, and
w lion she awoke she had no suspicion that
she had been deserted by her charges. As
sho walked back with them to the hotel,
nevertheless, a if with a strange intuitive
comprehension of danger in tho air, sho held
forth to them upon ber favorite topic the
unfathomable baseness of man.
Thus matters went on for a week or more,
Lacy and Aray meeting their lovers every
day in secret, and Miss Marrable suspect
But in due time
was that Mis Marrable, who fondly imag
ined tbatr the knew oil tbo thoughts of
her elder niece, trusted ber much more than
she-trusted her younger. She regarded Lucy
as an open book that might be easily read,
and Amy as a land of oracular voice, that
while saying or appearing to say ooo thing,
might mean exactly the opposite. Miss Mar
rable was destined to discover that she was
to some extent wrong in her estimate so
far, at all events, as Lucy was concerned.
to cay, accompanied by a good deal of pain
Ten days hod passed, and the two Dalrs of
lovers bad made considerable progress. Amy,
it is true, naa not declared Hereon to Vivian,
who, being a bashful man, had, perhaps, not
pressed bar sufflciontly; but Lucy sad Rob
ert understood one another completely, and
were secretly engaged to got married
at tho earliest opportunity. Vivian's
bashfulncss could not, however, endure for
an unlimited time. One morning he and
Amy found themselves together on the rocks
behind the town, and, the opportunity being
favorable, be screwed up his courage, told
ber that he bad never loved any one but her,
and obtained a coyly -given promito that she
would bo his.
Natures like Amy's, when they once take
Ore, often burn rapidly. On Monday she be
came engaged to Vivian JeUicoe; on Tues
day Vivian begged her to name a day for the
wedding, and she refused; and on Wednes
day, Vivian, knowing the peculiar sentiments
of Miss Martha Marrable, and doubtful, also,
perhaps, whether bis father would not throw
impediments in the way of his early mar
riage, proposed an elopement, and Amy,
with some hesitation, consented.
When she returned from her secret meeting
with her Idvor, sho, of course, confided her
plan to her cousin.
"How foolish you are," said Lucy; "you
know that your father would not have you
do that for the world; and you will make an
enemy of Aunt Martha, who is like a mother
to us girls."
"But she would never agree to our marry
ing if wo consulted her," objected Amy;
"and if sho knew anything of our plans I am
sure she would manage to frustrate them.
Sbo is a dear old thing, but well, sho is po
culiar on those points.''
"I have told you what I think," said Lucy,
with an assumption of wisdom that was, per-
haps, warranted by her superior age.
But Amy was already beyond the influence
of counsel. She persisted in her intention,
nnd even claimed Lucy's sympathy and as
sistance, which, of court?, Lucy could not
Ere an elopement can bo successfully car
ried out in tho face especially of the j;aIous
watchfulness of a man-hating spinster lady
of middle ace. numerous nntmratiniin luiv
to bo made; and, in tho case of Vivian and 1 1,, fy fccm.w tla'
Amy, the umldng of these preparations; in- I had not forestalled
auu waiuxi ior amys reply to do brought to
her by the treacherous maid. The note,
which was very brief, came to Miss Marra
ble in less than half an hour. "Dear Vir,"
wrote Amy, "I will be ready and will look
out for the white choker. Your loving A."
In spite of the ordeal which was befoie her,
the good old spinster was perfectly calm and
unflarried. At 1 o'clock she made a very
hearty luncheon; at half-past 3 she took her
nieces for a walk and talked to them with
extraordinary affability about the emancipa
tion of women; and at half -past C she ap
peared at the table d'hote, and, just as if the
occasion were an ordinary one, complained
of the soup being too peppery, the
fish too cold and the mutton too
underdone. Her coolness was admirable.
Lucy and Amy, on tho other hand, could
scarcely conceal their excitement, and
agitation. They each looked at least a hun
dred times during dinner at the clock upon
the mantel-piece, and they each started and
turned red whenever the noiso of carriage
wheels was heard. After dinner Miss Marra
ble went again to her room and began to
make her preparations.
"How sad it will be," she thought to her
self, "for poor young Jellicoe when I discover
myself and overwhelm him with reproaches.
Men are but poor creatures. Perhaps ho will
faint Yes; I will take my salts bottle." She
wrapped herself in an ulster belonging to
Amy, and haviag shrouded her face in a thick
veil, took a seat at her window, which hap
pened to be immediately abovo the front door
of the hotel.
Meanwhile, Edward Griffiths, the billiard
marker, was ill at ease He knew Miss Mar
rablo by sight, and looked forward with ter
ror to the propoct of an encounter with her
at close quarters. Nevertheless, ha had Viv
ian Jellicoo's five-pound note in his pocket,
and ho was determined to see the affair
bravely through. He felt however, that his
natural bravery would not bo sufficient to
support him; and h?, therefore, at about 0
o'clock, began to swallow a succession of
potent dosei of whisky and water, with
the object cf. laying in a stock of Butch
courage. Whether the whisky was bad or
tho w ater w as too po n erf u!, I cannot say ; but
at ten minutes to 9, when Vivian Jellicoe ar
rived to give final directions and counsel to
his substitute, he found Edn aril Griffiths de
ciitdly tho worse for liquor. Fortunately,
tho young fellow mas neither quarrelsome
BUNNELL & ROYS,
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JOHN V. MOFFETT,
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gyCe-mc and examine our roods and priccJ
where, and be couvinced that wc mean business.
before purchasing cle-
volved correspondence. Amy, therefore,
bribed ono of ber aunt's maids to act as a. go
between; and the maid in question, witli a
fidelity hit is rare, and at the same time a
treachery tint, I fear, is common in her
kind, promptly carried Vivian's first letter
to her luittress.'
JIis Martha Marrable, without scruple,
tore open tho envolopo and angrily porul
"My Own Amt," ran tbo audacious com
munication "let us settle, then, to go on
W odiitaday. At nine o'clock in the evening
nor noisy in bis cujs. His main ambition
seemed to bo to ko to sleep in peace; and no
sooner had Vivian bundled him into one
corner of the carriage, w hicli was in waiting
in tbo stable-yaid, than Mr. GriuUhs incon
tinently slumbered.. Tho carriage was then
driven round to the front door of the hoUL
Miss Marrablo from her post of vantage
saw it, nnd, remarking that the coacliman
wore a white choker, dcsceirded at once, nnd
listened, as she w eut, outside Aims room.
that that young lady
her. The porter with
a carriage ana pair shall bo rcady
to Harlech, where you can stay for tho night
a crisis arrived: and in
ordor that the full bearings of the situation
may be properly understood. I must briefly
explain the characters of Miss Martha Marra
ble' undutiful nieces.
Lucy Larkspur has but little romance in
her composition; sho has strong feelings,
but not much sentiment; and she is one of
those girls who aro perfectly open with their
hearts. She loved Itobert Rhodes, and, as
sho knew quite well t'jat he also loved her,
the made no secret of her affection for him.
Amy Allerton, on the other band, is, and
always has been, sentimentally inclined.
She believes, rightly or wrongly, that it is a
very charming thing to
"Let concealment, like a worm f the bud,
Feed on her damask cheek;
and tho would at toon have thought of per
mitting Vivian Jellicoe to think that she
loved him at of attempting to woo and win
the saltan of Turker. The rouseuuenm
with tho .lonex'H, w ho are old friends of ours;
and on Thursday by midday wo shall bo mar
ried, and I trust, never bo arted again. We
i-an arraugo the details between this mil
then, iiut n rite and tell me that vou agree.
Your ever devoted, Vivian."
Miss Marrable, who, when sho received this
love-letter, was sitting in her lxd-room, was
thunderstruck. At first, sho thought of go
ing to Amy anl charging her with bas:ue-
and ingratitude; but after some reflection she
decided to let matters, for tho time at least,
take tbir cours3, and to confound tho
schemes of tho rash couple by means of a
grand stroke at the final moment. Sbo went,
however, at onco to Lucy, iu whom, as I have
said, she had great confidence, and told her
"How foolish of her," said Lucy.
"Yes, my dear! how foolish and how
wicL-cdrnssenteJ Jlias llarrable. "I feel it
my duty to prevent tho carrying out of this
mail plan, and also to make Amy sulfsr for
her folly. I shall therefore send h;r this let
ter, and allow tho liaru-brainod pair to ma
ture their schemes. Ami what, Lucy
dear, do you think that I propose to dol You
will never guess. Listen! Amy and 1 nro
of much the same height. I shall persouato
her by concealing ahem my face, and
drive away with this ile young man; anl
then, when ho believes that ho has left me
far behind, I shall overwhelm him with
shame and confusion."
Lucy could not help laughing. "That
would really be good fun, aunt," sho .said.
"Yes, send tho letter to Amy, and by all
means let matters take their cuurso for tho
Miss Marrablo did send tho letto r; and
Ainydulyreceivedit, unsuspectingly ; but five
minutes later Lucy revealed tho wholo plot
to her, and throw her into the dccjicst trepi
dation. Here, howevor, Lucy's superior coolness
came in most usefully. "You need not de
sjatr," said tho elder cousin. "If aunt
thinks of having fun with you and
Mr. Jellicoe, why not turn tho table- and
havo fun with her! You must find some
other way of carrying on your concspond
eucft but at the same timo answer this let
ter by the old medium. Your answer will,
of course, fall into aunt's ban J. You must
mislead her, and then "
"Hut," objected Amy, "how am I to make
matters turn out propcrtyr
"Listen 1" said Lucy. "Aunt proposes to
personate you. Very well. Tut off tho
time of your elopement, say, for half an
hour; and, meantime, Mr. Jellicoo must find
bouio ono to personato him. My idea is for
aunt to clopo with tho billiard murkcr.and so
give you timo to get away. Do you seer
Amy could not at first grasp tho signifi
cance of this bold proposition, but when she
succocdod in doing so she was delighted with
"I shall tell Mr. Rhodes," said Lucy, whn
slio had sufficiently explained tho plan; "for
I know that ho will gladly help you; and Mr.
Jellicoo can talk it all over with him aud
havo tho benefit of his advice."
"Hut what will aunt say when sbo discovers
how we how you hnvo deceived herp
"AbP said Lucy, slyly, "I must talk about
that, too, with Mr. Rhodes. Iiut never
And sho went oft to rejoiu Mis? Marrablo
who was still much flurried.
Later in the day Lucy met Robert on the
beach, and told him what bad happened.
"And now," she said in conclusion, "I air
going to inako a dreadful proposition to you.
Wo must also clopo together."
"1 am sure I don't mind," said- Mr. Rhodes.
"After hearing your news, 1 was going tc
propose as much myself. It would take you
out of the reach of your aunt's reproaches
when she finds out tho trick that has been
plaj ed upon her."
"You are a dear old lovo!" cried Lucy, w ith
enthusiasm. "I wouldn't for tbo world have
Amy made unhappy; and I feci that I must
help her, although I don't approve of elope
ments. Now go and talk to Mr. Jellicoe, nnd
don't forget to havo tho licenses ready. Per
hajw Mr. Jellicoo can arrange for both Amy
and me to sleep that night with the Joneses,
whoever they may bo; or perhaps, after olL
wo had better not go there, since aunt knons
tliat part of tho scheme."
"1 dare say," said Robert, "that I can
arraugo for Iwth of you to sleep ntthe
Browns. Llyaujltld. They have a large
l:oue, and, cuneusly enough, my sister Dora,
whom j ou have often mt in town, is skiv
ing there with them; so you will have a com
pauiou and sympathizer. Aud uoir I will
go and talk to Jellicoe.'
I need not follow in detail the progress of
tho new scheme of double elopement. Suf
fice it to say that the bogus correspondence
destined to mislead Miss Marrable, was
steadily kept up; that Amy and Vivian
found other means of safely communicating
with one another; that tho Browns were
written to; that the licenses were obtained;
that three carriages and pairs were engaged,
one to call at the hotel at nine o'clock p. in.,
and two at half-past; that coachman were
liberally feed; and finaKy, that the billiard
marker at tho Cors-y-Gedol, a spruca young
fellow of somo education, was bribed, at con
siderable cost, to personate Vivian Jellicoe
and to run away with Miss Marrable.
At length, Wednesday morning arrived,
and with it cam4rthe last of the billets-doux
that were to fall into the cunning spinster'
hands. One of them had been composed by
Vivian and Robert, and written by the for
mer on pink paper folded billet-doux wise.
It ran as follows:
Mt owx Ahy. I bava satisfactorily ar
ranged everything. The carnage will be at
the door of the hotel at o'clock. I shall not
not show myself, your aunt may be about.
Be careful, therefore, to avoid her, and enter
the carriage a quickly as possible. In order
that tnere may be no mistake, 1 care toll
the driver to wear a white choker round hit
neck. I hope that you will be punctual
Everything depends upon punctuality. Till
9 o'clock, good-bye. Your roost devoted
Mist Marrable, after reading this note, re
folded it as usual, and took care that it
reached Amy. Then, with the cooscionsaett
that the was about to perpetrate a great and
good actjop, the nt down in her own room.
nlacrity opened the carriage door. In tha
dark shadows of the figure of a man, aud,
making sure that till was right, she entered
iitouct-. An instant later sho no liein
wbirlel uoithward along tho lonely Harlech
Half an hour aftei narJ, two carriages left
the hotel, but in an opposite direction. Iu
one of them w ero Lucy nnd Mr. Iihodes; and
in tho other, Amy ami Mr. Jellicoe. It was
nearly midnight ero they arrived nt tho
Browns' housjat Llanyltid; but tho Browns
were all up and waiting for them, nnd tlm
two runaw ay couples wero n armly w olcouuxL
to tuko us I ad hospitably taken care of.
.Miss ilarrab o was less zortunate. Assoon
as the carriage in which she sat Imdbu
driven beyond the lights of tho town, she
threw aside her veil, and gazed with magnifi
ceut scorn toward tho dim form upon the
seat in front of her. Tue look eliciting no
rc;onso oi nny kind, vJuss .juatrablu un
OUK INSURANCE AGENCT.
Aetna, or Hartford t9.192.C44
German American, of Xew York 4.0ft5,9CS
Germanla, of New York 1,700,70
Hartford, of nartford 4.541.J40
Home, of 'cw York 7,488,643
Ins. Co. of Xorth America, or Phlla.. 9,071,098
Liv., Lond., and Globe, or Liverpool, 5,771,910
rhunix. or Hartrord 4,435.049
Underwriters, of 'New York i.... 3.0B9.7M
The Equitable Life, orXew York 50,000,000
J3-Offlce in Koys block, upstairs, over Bank
COK. IKJUOLAS AND LAWItENCE AVS
ij ICHITA, KAN.
Machine Shop !
XKAlt IKON BRIDGE.
R. McPARLAND, Propr.
I am still iu the riug. Come aud see me at the old stand, comer of Market
and Douglas avenue
M. M. FECHHEIMER.
CITY CAERIA-GE SHOP.
BLOSS & MELVIN,
Fine Carriages, Buggies & Spring AYagons.
Hardware, Stoves, and Tinwara
Galvanized Iron Cornice Work!
Pumps, Tubing, Sheet iron, Wagon Wood Work, Slate
Sheet iron, Wagon Wood
& Iron Mantels. Etc.
f Ail Kiri es Sitot ,eliec at KtawaMe Rata!
Agent ibr Van Pappaaiac's Patoat Tila Esrjflng.
Customers will fled at this house square "dealing and low price
Drop in -when you -R-ant anything: in this line.
No. 107 Douglas Avenue,
J. M. ALLEN & CO.
Repairing. Shoeing and Plow Work Promptly Attended To.
South Main Street, next to Cooper' Stable.
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ti:iel to oougU, at first gently, aij.l then null
co iiidciablo iolenec; Imt stilt" tho figuro
took no notice.
"This is exceedingly strange," thought tl:
spinister lady. "I must nlopt iqore kactivo
measures." ( 1
"Mr. JellicoeP Mi exclaimed iiv her deqw
est nnd ino&t threatening tones.
She had counto J upon this exclamation pro
during an iutantauous nnd astonishing it
feet upon her companion; nnd sho nas no
fully disappointed '. lieu ho merely groaned
"GraciousP sho said to herself ; "ho is ilL
Ho would novir go ou like that if ho wero
not ill. Tito fright has leen to much for
him. Oh, how sorry 1 am! .Theso men nro
such weak'crenturas., I, mut stop tho car
riaEol" And, throwing: down 'tho sash
of tho u indow, sho put out her he-id and
cried to tho drivor to pull up tho honws.
Hut tho driver, liko tho billiard-marker, had
hecn liberally feed, and ho was determined
that nothing should stop until ho reached
llnrlcch; ho therefore cracked his whip to
ill on n JlisS ilarrablo's voice, and drove dim n
the next bill at a paeon bich threatened to
shake Uio carrlazo toiplccai
"Stop, st6p! 1'or goodness sake, stopP
criod JIiss JIarrnble.
Bnt, finding that Jier words were not
listened to. she drew in ber head and strove
to re vivo tho in rctchod man in front of her. t"
Sho held lier salts-bottle to his nose, sh
chafed his hands, she fanned his brow, and
sho allow od his feverish head to rest upon
ber shoulder; but tuo could not awaken
"If ho should dio!"' sho thought. "I iu
tcndul to frighten him, but not j much as
this. Ob! this is terrible!"
And onco more sho triod to prevail upon
tho driver to stop, but in vain. The sight of
distant lights, however, gaio her nt length
aoroesntisf action. Tbo coinage entered along
n7enue, tho" gate of which lay ready ojiened
for it; and about au hour and a quarter after
leaving Abcrmaw it drew up before the
Joneses' houso near Harlech.
With a sigli of relief Miss Marrablo throw
open the door and sprang out, to lind herself
in tho presonco cf half a dozen people who
wero congregated upon tho steps.
-Quickl" sho cried; "don't a.k qiuetious.
Ho is ill; ho is dying! Tnko him ontf
Tho Joneses, who had not been prepared
for the apparition of a middle-aged spinster.
and who wero expecting Mr. Jellicoo nni
.Miss Allerton, weruoincwhat astoniUioi.
"Who is insider osfced Mr. Tom Jone the
ton and beir of the family.
"Ohl Mr. Jellicoo! Bo quick! Formercy's
sake, bo quick P
"Yon don't mean it!" cried Tom rushing to
the carriage to succor his friend. Iiut on in
stout later lis burst into a -violent lit of
"Why, it's not Jellicoo at aW be said.
"It'a Gnllithi", the billiard-marker from the
Cort-y-Oalol; and bo is hopelessly drunk.
Nice companion, indeed I"
Miss Marrablo i, as I have already said, a
woman without weaknesses. On hearing
this annwuncen.eut, boweier, sbo fumtirl
away. When, thanks to the kind attention?
of the femalo members of the, Jones' family,
she rehcd, sho indignantly charged tho-i
estimabld people with having deliberately
plotted her diconilituro; and sho iu
sisted on at once returning to Abcrnia ; Uit
the carnage (and Unfllth) hod gone; so Mr.
Joues, Sr., who grasjicd the situation, volur
Uvred to drivo Miss Marrablo back to the
Cors-y-Uedol hotel; ani by 12 o'clock, ir
shortly nf tern anl, she wo again in her own
It was then that sbo learned of the deser
tion of Lucy nnd Amy. 1 need not decnlj
how Fhe.roceh-d tho news, and how she de
clared that her abandoned mccosiould never
again behold her face; nor that, although
sho is a woman vithout vi nknesscs, sh-
passed tho ereater pwt of tho remainder cf
(lionigut iu violent hysterics. Sho Ulo
graphed next day to Mr. Ljrkspur nnd Mr.
Allerton, ana repainng to ino ii&i jow,
furiously denounced Sir Thomas Jellicoe a s
tbo basest nnd niot heartless of men
Threo weeks aftcrw anl. however, tho edg
of her anger had worn off. Lucy nnd Am
were married. It was foolish, but, WThap,
it was not wholly inexcusable; alid r. us rea
soning. Miss Marrable, In the goodness of her
heart, determined to gradually receive theci
cack into ber favor. Hut sho ba i.cier
wholly forgiven Lucy for sugget'ii; the sub
stitnboncf the billiard-marker for Vivian
"My dear," sho sav, w hen sho retells th-
story of berdnvo toliarlech, "th wretched
man was iwrfeclly saturated with whisky,
nnd I really don't know bathe might not
have done if I liadn't k-pt myevo steadiij
UKi him. Iiut benoatli my gare ho cowero ,
my dear, positively cowered1 I never saw a
tavago brute so coini liUiJ timed."
And to this day Mts Marrable believes that
bat for her eye, the billiard marker might
horrU thougLtl have run aw ny with her,
.tit wic""' '"' jniniilnu,
(Iindan ln-tter )
But there is cue tour which tl Engli-h
girl keeps incessantly in view a gix.l mar
riage. To reach it sho chang" lwr venue
with nn-vrupuloas npoetacy. nnd sb hunts
down her quarry with relentleiis peiyiotence.
To propitiate the owrwr of a coronet or mill
ions, io abjures what sho has trifled, cott
ilcmtt bervlf to pursuits sb nnhor"!, change
lier political oiiinteis. if she had any, ot
adopt. frei-h conviction iwith charming
spontaneity, wears nothing but primitive
ruses or nxiff at tbeta, adore the country at
worships tbo town. e,xtol tho army or exalt
the law, dotes on bctnllesa boys: f,r tolerate l
none but malille-agrl roea. Disappoint- j
uients ilo not rebuke bor; fatlnrvs spur hcrfiu j
to ftvsh efforts, and wfnen at last the goal h j
rvctlKl lw iiuiantaiecmJy iVjencrates into
tho British matron. f
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WTLsoiisr &c go.,
(Successors to WiNon .t Toms,)
o-f so?, lotis, -ivExasoxri?.!.
Idan Money on Improved Lands on Long
or Short Time.
Money ac Sight, Comnjission Very Low.
We have connected
In detail Buy, Sell & Exchangi: AVi-stem property forhtstorii.tiud icc viia
Call on or ntfd'roFR
M. L. GARVER.
Mana-rcr of tlic Wlcliitn Branch, WICHITA, IvAXSA.-v
Office over T. II. Lynch's store, Douglas avenue.
(sut;(;rft)i:s to aia.ks tijukkk.)
And Everybody will want to ride ; You cau get your
Buggy and be ready by calling at
Buying a Buggy at any price, from $50 to $250, for the
next 30 days.
J. L. COOPER, Prop.
HOLLOWELL & DOANE
Are lo tin; front wilii the Iulet, Xealet, XoliitieM and I'iu-ipcsl Hue n
HATS, CAPS &c FXJEISriSHrX'NrO GOODS
I2sT THE Cia?TT.
Oouglns Avenue, Between 3iiiyt!i bihI WallaceV hiijileinnnt Hoiie.
Douglas AveniK', nrar itfi,
Wiclvita, - - Kansas
Brairh Yard at
Garden Plain & Harpe .
W. L. McBee,
For Vonns Aforklns tVotntn. j
(Inter OrcacJ . j
A "GirU' Unioa" has ten crKamipl In
San r"ranci-i Tur the litncfit ot Tocog ,
wortirs women atiay from their fimiikK,
and tor lhoe nho, through sickness or n. 1
lw?h icnca m'tS SSeorriSfrE ! IflTB, LlIB 2M iinwll USIT31C6.
Od tbe 'Uainsxaa ad miior opnsrJ t.i'
. - i :-!. v-. , . - , '
uciuuEn nuu nisu iu uuwiaBVBjasi Diaw-
.lrttncU cf till 06mrlW on tbnrt noUc.
ernte cost or tnd their trresicjs in reailisg t
.couticTot Atanncr.iSB um
An English clergyman, waxing saratJc t
thi nolrat orer the TjnnitM3 of the ate. ex- i Sbo? repoUe the Oeri0iitI tlaUi. Tsrolto-
-i.tli "Ar t, tMr.- f,T-r.rrtWn mo-1 ncrna Bad WortJJWMOWt
VUtl.-U m . w . j -. -
ar -noin Uia.vh "t -t i r :
Frooman & Peckham,
Staple & Fanc) Groceries
Fruits, Nuts, Candies, Etc.
lliglieii cash price paid for iiroilurc. Mnm ooiIm s-olil fur tin Kinte
moiiey limn by any other linn in the city. (Soodi ilelivereil jiroinptlv lo nnv
pari of the city. " South t-ide of noncln? avenue, 'Ihlnl i!ou wet o
Main Street, Wichita, Kansas. t-tf
Exton's Corn Mills.
Fine Groindand Bolted C orn Heal
Ground Corn and Oats.
Corn-Chop and Bran.
7th and 8th Additions
Thin U thf niMt ili-iralS- rcld'iifH tii-rf
;n n riiv
Prices Low. Torma Ei.sy.
Gontoclor and Builder,
SHOP 130 & 138 MAIN St.
Kelilrw on imtcrr Tun, riirCutril
Airnix-. I'ml-tttlc iU un t
IF YOU ARE OOINO TO BUI A
ION ARNOLDlWatch, Gun, Pistol,
SOI.K AVT roit
Steinway & Sons., Conover Bros.
and J. & C. Fischer
Mirion, IIrrey. Slrrtel, SoroftT. Coly,
1U-M. Uoe, Carton uxl r&rl rrraatlf
I will k!I st Xc Tork rrle for rub. or Jo
(tallawiru : also tr3 for eld iltno aal f r-
rm. Baj uMt well UbrVt to jrurri
cUcwBire wiuosi ractinnr m lerrtaA. Yjcti-
TrrpoTxtrnc! tourttr. Tor rllotrsr. tW
4JrtM tOX AMXOLU,
il.lt, OerUUl Hotel. Wlc&lu, Emu.
! MUSICAL INSTRUMENT,
HUfcmoB'l I'm. hJii !:Mt, ICntr. Wnirh
I Tulri. ur In frt alfini. It will (.
POST THE PAWNBROKER,
I or. If h b tIWd? iron wt. l"a rn t
I aiourf lr InJjfop nt htm. ty Two lrr
rt't UjkI otSci., II lNgl airtmt, WkJilt.
. F.. P. COUCH,
X3T '-ll nn or JiHrw t yji.Ut.UX. tl.t
fgrnlttwi n abect
ram fsraitlwil.vtiw) Vasaadl. iljB.
Plus ajul mrifai tUmm
ino'Jcf. Satunctlos ffaansSNd.
Wy, 9m, Thrvat, OMwrh, Car,!
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ff Wtar amit Butwuu. la Chary,
M Yorta JUla ftmt
t 3. Ctrrt of tfce Hw. tiircmt md JC
csrol tj a alld td trw rocra Will ,itr
rrllf t obc Csru wraunt aa4 rnr
tnmt mt k m at utxiarSaX. Iion IW
I Erttr t jurat ia tha trMtaxst of tft
ami BfDtkl dUoun. wklek U pmXmUmt. cs4 T-
T bit lo mk prtf j-mad prausi mm
Wholesale and Retail
-aidricli & Brown,
Qoods at Kansas City Prices.
PECKHAM & HELLAR,
f. T f O 11 1T Qv' '" ! A :.t 0 X i F n 0 N t
WE HAVE THREE DELIVERY WACONS.
GOODS DICIilVEIlEI) IMAIEDIATELV ON OUDEU.
fSUlClbsOtt 't' K.nr,t.KMA'.)
ICrci-f)ii tmnd line uoilt of llif Intel tyl". 'Hie Itirit yfoek It Ihi?
cilv. SiiilHitu'luni "imranU'fil. No trmililc to rlmvr i;nl. ('nil nml te inc.
Klr.t !-r ,nrtli "f Lnunlr tttittillnaT
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERS.
.No. 27 MAIN STItr.KX, U'lCMITA, KANSAS.
COFFEES, TEAS A3ST3D" FXnTO
FKESH ROASTKD COFFKE ALWAYS ON HANI).
Largest Asscrtarat of Fino Dried Fruits in tho City.
L'llifuriidi ('initial tUtoAn of nil kiml$, J'ntuijun AjtW firrair, Jfurhtiif Oil.
ilruu Ser,h, .'tt, tec
ur aim l tu krv)) ri'ryUtitti l uor tur, m1 hl BrUrlm. .! In ilaiil i,rl
pl. Jii.t llirj nr Conulrynii'l cllf (-.U.llcJlI. All t"At (Irltxrtxl pmtlr U
Furniture fcOarpol Eniporiuin!
THE LARGEST STOCK. LOWEST PRICES
Furniture, Carpets. Oil Cloths, MallicHses.
WIITZJOTT CHADS3, CHADS FI2TUE2S,
Lambrequin Poles Cornices Mouldings, Mirrors, Children?'
imiiZZSC, cppdvS i CfcCHtCjf
15 anrJ 17 Kiia Strwt.
LANDS & LOAN S
t you ifoJrc to Utj, "H or ?iingtf mjj! lr of nuy kl. ifr U,ernw
fttfe for par laWw (j4irrriroftiuK.ntMitil,
H. R. CAMP,
Wa(fbe, Jrwflrj Siirernarr
Alt trfrJ '.Sr- t-T tlem VlAtrrl 1-LlLr
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