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A Walthnm Itoy'n Experience.
J fccrj cold Monday evening, u tlio itory It told,
J3 0. sr.d Bert. F. called In ipUe of the cold.
JJtU. mm a boy from tho Waltham crowd,
Wfco bclpod Miss A. ring, though he didn't ilnx loud
Ms na everywhere noted gallant young flirt,
Hut with ill of his fun few heart could ho hurt.
L.a a a. is known, wu fullv his enual.
Aftd to prove this the reador shsll now hear the enuel,
'itry ehlt and they chat, the boy they did May.
And Hal did his beat to head off Mlas A.
fUtm Bert, and MIm Fanny, altlio1 of good alio,
cj could not get In a word rdgewlae.
1 toarlng big ere had made the room torrid.
Thawing oat their feet so large and o horrid,
garter O.'a pim were a gift of the heavens ;
yefo tamraHy think ao-nuiubir cleven.
Jbo thing must be noticed that looked very nfatj
they're not to be aneczed at-arc Mr. K.'a feet.
t,Vt I All circled around, each one a f at,
Ai doricg the game 'fwai aald the glrla did cheat ;
Aind ft boya Mid " they would play It straight."
i ui very soou the glrla they counted eight.
ttnS. oon thereafter did spread hla wing
And ttntly refloated tho glrla to alug.
J'tc-Utt had the pull ome nula for to ak,
fbt getting of which wa a dlfflnult tak.
mlMo begged for a slice of plum oake,
Pvt Uit (Oris lad no time the anmo to make,
rtrrtcnts! In Mr. Cl.'a fortune a wife wait apiod ;
tit 'wa llghtconiplexloncd and also eru eyed,
And fdnrteen young-onca, wll h their now awry
Atid ec!e open tuoutln always ready to cry
tit, ten. e:cw-t:, then the Indies they aald:
"Por, plvMi'go home, and li t us to bed."
TO wbicl aMv they paid but Might heed,
'I til l king, of cwrw, there would be no need,
f-trt tic boy tin y mill plainly, and not In fun,
'Chey didn't Intend to go home until one.
Ttys news n.aIe the glrln feel awful bud,
Awl ttej f' It rill nunc Hhen the boys g it ina:.
Mr. O. then dan d one of the girl to retire.
And t conrasc for that all must admire.
"Yon genie may Seep In the parlor," she wild,
'J'licn grabbed a lamp and aeontid for bed.
Mr. (i. ft It told, and he started to go.
Dot F. tut still wouldn't stir hla big toe.
MM M. said, "I never thought slin'd do It;"
Sit. 0. looked, "I'll make her rue It "
IS fcer room they a.ion heard a terrible whack.
And they wild, "(lb, my! she's throwing the In itjack."
F.'w M. tin n announced that hack he had cmne.
And o;e of the. boys he got up to run. ,
Th other young man stood by his ground
A11Mnght"'THaMa Joku; well I'll Ik? bound."
'I'nt'ktjrr took It a It hm meant;
'Jte former took it an It a aent.
n.' . , .
Ort, Hfcw rtt loved an Innocent Joke,
And eoeming so earned whenever she spoke
.'(A, wtnt home somewhat off In hla head, .
AH ne really thought she had gone to bed.
Abd bow it will end thin poet can't tell,
or it seemed Ui her fellow a heart rending aell.
Worm): Don't give a dare: let thli be a warning,
n you do, sometime you'll go home before morning.
WalUiW, Feb. US. rio,Jn.
A'C1ear Volr.
Mr. Charles T. Krebs, 737 Madison av
fljiue, Baltimore, Maryland, well known in
banking circles, certifies to the excellence
if thfl Red Star Couch Cure. A few dot-e
fjaeedlly cured hisjniere of severe hourse
ima arid sore throut. It is pleawinf to take.
Mo one can b poiuoned by this remedy,
which is free from ojiitun, morphia and
oilier dangerous drugs.
Vp in the vicinity of Sterling a young
lady got into whut is tormed an interestluji
coDtlitJon, and swore tho paternity of her
unborn babe on a guileless youth of
the neighborhood. The young man Btoul
tj aneerted bis ianoeence, but the statement
cf the lady discounted his, and as he wuh
unable to cive bond lie was put in jail to
await developments. In a few weeks the
young btrantrcj put in an appearunce on
he scene, and great was the amazement of
ull when the prosecuting attorney revealed
the fact that the kid was of genuine Ethi
opian descent and that its father would
have to be looked for among the gentlemen
cf African extraction; and the whito man
waa released, but he was mad all the way
trough, find no wonder.
There are various forms of bilious and
Intermittent fevers that require vlgllaut
care and watchfulness. If Mishler's Herb
Bitters be kept In tho household it will be
fcnindtt bo invaluable in attacks of this
kind. Henry I leister, of Cleveland, ().,
says: "1 was taken sick last summer with
bilious remittent fever, and was cured by
Mishler's Herb Bitters. It Is a grand pre
juration and everybody ought to keep it on
A great ninny farmers mo using over
draw check reins upon their horses, who,
with the dally observation and experience
they ought to have, ought to know that It
Is (K)f-ltlvely cruel to rein up nn animal as
ever checks ruin them. Tho position of
tho head is unnatural, and many horses
duller from tho time the brldlo is put on
them until It Is taken oil. The Humane
l ocieties of the cities are getting owners of
valuable horses to abolish tho over check,
und it would lie agoixlthlnglf their efforts
conld be extended to this county.
A gr.at many people disregard dyspeptic
sfmptoms and assume that they w ill hoou
disappear of themselves; but this Is not
he fact, and the only safe remedy for
tiem is Nichols Bark and Iron.
Twenty employes of the Aurora watch
factory were discharged last Sunday eve
ning. Have used Tongalino in rheumatism,
rod It acted like a charm. My patient
had not walked for over eighteen months,
und Is now able to take a few t.teps and Is
klcadily Improving.
I. L. Hunted, M. I).,
Woodlngton, Ohio.
There was an "apron party" ut Htrentor
lart Tuesday night. The aprons were tiny
tittle pieces of w hite muslin and never saw
Vbe kitchen.
The warmer weather often has a de
pressing and debilitating effect. Hood's
Bwsaparilla overcomes all languor and
Last Monday a party of farmers, near
Kankakee, rallied a coal train on the III!
uolt Central and carried off a car load of
Bj Walter Besant.
;tmet arrival tun is tb morning (
y.iB Vclock. in rtkr to tak . dowa thm
tmtt) u To fcla, attooltlmtnt ba fmn4
UMjf o4 Irk vaJtM for , lo fa ttw
CJHJSti J -flT o-
. -- .'J.ald Irk. 'Tonr nutll
A m' L 'L .'JA a. f l
tlflk efVa Ejlmt fllOCVt HI II DQI nunwi
ttlm moralnr Hig imtm bu lwa brokM
erota by torn M ttft Mast important
jepert w$rt U4a Ukt o'
'Panei-i. niisi papers! Out of the fafaT
"Vns. ThdV are 1 aner of no value wbf.t
over to t lie th in f, whoever lie mny lie. Hut
they are of tha vury greatest importance to
u. Your iriB'ter seoms to nave io ma
rnomory for a while, nnd cannot help us In
flndiiifc out who has dono this wicked thing.
You havo Loen a faithful servant for aoltng
that I am sine you will do what you can for
ui. Think for ui. Try to renu iuuor u any
body besides yourself has bad acceh to this
room when your master wm out of it"
James sat down. Ho folt that he must sit
down, though Lnla Itoy was looking at him
with eye full of doubt and suspicion. The
whole enormity of his own guilt, though he
hri nnt atninn nnvtliiiiir. fell unon hiiu. He
hudi-ottho kev: he had given it to Mr.
Joaenh: and he had received it back again.
In fact, at that very moment it was lying In
hla nnrlmt. The worst that he had feared
had hannened. The safe wa robbed.
lie was struck with so horrible a dread
and so fearful a looking forward to judgment
and comlniiinatlorj that his teeth dint tred
and hUeve cave way.
'You will think it over, James" said Iris;
"think Hover, an 1 tell us presently if you
can remenibor anything."
"Think it over, Mr. James," I.ala Roy
rAiata(i iii his dee nest tout), and with an
emnhatic cnstiire of liis riuht foreflnger.
"Think it ovor caretully. Like a lamp thai
ia nevr extingnishud ure tho eyes of the
.uituful servant.
They loft him, and James fell Lack iutc
his chair with hollow cheek and beating
"Ho told nio," he inurimirod "oh, the
villain! he sworo to mo that ho hod taken
nothing from the saf. He said lie only
looked in it. and read tho contents, rh
sfuundrell He has Htulen tho pajrsl IU
mu-t havo known thny were there. And
then, to save hirniolf, he put nm on to Dh
j ib. For who would be Kusjcteil if not
oh. Lord ! if not meP
He grasped his pasto-brush and nttneke)
his work with a feverish anxiety to llnd re
lief in exertion: but his heart was not in it,
and presently a thought pierced his brain,
nit an arrow iiicrcelh the heart, und un let
the nonir and airony of it his face turned
ashy pale, and the big drops stood upon his
"For," ho thought, "auppoae that the thing
'ots alirond; suniioKn they wer to advertise
a reward; suppose the man who inadeth
k-y mere to see the odvertLsemunt or to heal
iiuout il l And he known my name, too, and
my business; and he'll let out for a reward
I know ho will who it was that ordered
t lat key of him."
Already ho saw himself examined befort
t magistral"; already he saw in imagina-
ion that locksmith s man who made the key
Kissing thu Tostamen., and givin? his tenti
ninny iu clear and distinct words, wniei
could not be shaken. '
"Oh. Lord! oh, Loid!" be groaned. . "St
one will believe meeven if 1 do confess th
truth; and as for him, I know him well; U
I go to Mm, he'll only laugh at me. lint I
must go to him I must!"
He was so goaded by his terror that h
loft the shop unprotected a thing he Lac
never thought to do and rau as fast as h
could to Joe's lodgings. Hut he had Iff)
them; he was no longer there; he had not
been there for six weeks; the landlady did
not know bis address, or would not give it
Then James folt sick and dij-.y, and would
have sat down on the doorstep and cried but
for the look of the thing, besides, he re
membered the unprotected shop. So h
turned away sadly and Walked back, wul.
understanding now that he had fallen like t
fool into a trap, artfully set to fasten sus
picion and guilt upon himself.
V hen he returned he found the place frill
of people. Mr. Kmblom was sitting in hit
customary plnce, and be won smiling. Hi
did not look In tho least like a man who had
been robbed. He was smiling pleasantly
and cheerfully. Mr. Chulker was also pres
ent, a man with whom no ouo ever smiled,
and Lai a Itoy, solemn and dignified, and t
man an unknown man who sat in tin
outer shop, and w-emed to take no Interest al
all in the proceedings. Wore they come.
ho asked limuelf. to arrest him on tho spoil
Apparently they were not, for no out
took i ho least notice if him, and they were
oc u pied with something else. How could
they think of anything elsef Vet Mr.
Chalker, standing at the table, was making
a speech which had nothing to do with tin
Horn I nm, you sec, .Mr. tumblem," lit
said; "I have told you already that I Uon'l
wont to do anything to worry you. I't m
lie friends all round. This gentleman, youi
friend from India, will advise you, I am
sure, for your own good, not to be obsti
nate. Lord! what is the amouut, after all,
to a substantial man like yourself) A sub
Ktautial man, 1 say." Ho tpoke confidently,
but he glanced about tho shop with doubt
ful eyes, "(iranted that it was burrowed tc
get your grandson out of a scrape sup
posing be promised to pay it back and
hnsu't dono so; putting thu case that, it has
grown and dovolopod iUolf as bills will do,
and cau't help doing, and can't be stop)el:
it isn't the fault of the lawyers, but the
very nature of a bill to go on growing it'
likea baby for growing. Why.Jafter all, you
wore your grandson's security you can't es
cape that. And when I would no longer re
new, you gave of your own accord come
now, you cau't deny tint a bill of sale on
goods and furniture. Now, Mr. Kmlilem,
didn't you! Don't let. us have any bitter
ness or (pjHi'rulling. Let's be friends, and
tell me I mny send away the man."
Mr. hinblein smiled pleasautly, but did not
A bill of sale it was, dated January the
li'.th, just before that cursed act ol
Parliament granted tho five days' notice.
Here is the bailiffs man in possession. You
can pay the amount, which is, with cost
and sheriff poundage, three hundred and
fifty-ono pounds thirteen shillings and four-
penco, at once, or you may pay Ave dayi
honce. Otherwise the shop, and furniture,
and all, will bo solS off in seven days."
Oh," James gajped, listening with be
wilderment, "we can't bo going to be sold
upl Emblem s to tie sold up!"
"Three hundred and ufty pounds!" said
Mr. Emblem. "My friend, let us rather
speak of thousauds. This is truly a happy
day for all of us. Hit down, Mr. Chalker
my doar friend, sit dwu. JU jaice with nm,
A happy morning."
"t hat the devil is the matter mlu hunt"
aviked tba money lender.
"Tbert was something, Mr. Chalker," Mr.
Emblem went ou cheerfully, "something
said about my grandson. Joe was nlwavs a
bad lot; lucky bis father and mother are out
of tha way in Australia. You cam to me
about that busiueM, pcrhapsf Ob, on j h
Joyful day as this I forgive everybody. Tail
Joe I do not to see bim, but I have forgiven
Oh, he's mad!" growled James; "be
gone stark staring mad !,".
"You don't artm quitj yourself this more
ing. ,Mr.' ;Cuiblem,".ioJJ Mr, Caslktr.
"Perhaps this gentleman, your friend from
India, will ad viae you when I am goo.
You don't undtrstand, Mister," he ad
dressed Lata Roy, la Mtnra of a bill
One you start a btn,'an4 begin to rsnsw it,
it's like planting tree, for it grow and
grows of its own accord, tai by Act of Par
liament, too. though tbay do try to back
and "ul it dowa io tba . most :rul way.
Yn te Mr. Emblem is obsUnata. He's got
to pay off tbat bill, which to a bill of saJo,
sad bo won't do it Mako aiv wr.u tat
cbtct ! bToa witi ft."
Tliis is tho best day's work I ever did.'
Mr. Emblem went on. "To remember tho
letter, word for word, and everything! Mr.
Arbuthnot has. verv likely, finished tho
whole business by now. Thousands thou
lands and all for Iris!"
"Look here. Mr. Emblem." said the law
yer, angrily. "You'll not only bo a bank-
runt if you tro on like this, but you'll be
fraudulent bankrupt as well. Is it honest,
I want to know, to refuse to pay your just
debts when you've put by thousands, as you
boast you actually boast for your graua-
"Yes." said the old man. "Iris will have
"I think, sir," said Lata Roy, "lhat you
are uu lor an illusion. Mr. Lmblara does
not possess any such savings or investments
as you Imagine.
"Then why does he go on talking stout
"He har had a shock; he cannot mite un
derslan l what has happened. You hod bet
ter leave Mm for the present."
"Lease him I And nothing but these
mouldy old books! Here, you, sr you
James you shopman come here! What is
the st'ick worth f"
'It depends upon whether you aie buying
or selling," said James. "Jf you were to sell
it under thu hammer, in lots, U would n t
fetch o hundred iiouims."
"There, you hear you hoar, u'l of you!
Sot a hundred pound, and my Ull of sulo
is three-llfty "
Tray, sir," said Lain Itoy, "who toldyou
that Mr. hmtlein was so wealthy!'
"His grandson."
"Then, fir, perhaps it would bo well to
question tho gran Is-m further. He limy
know Ihinz ot which wo have hard noth
Mr. Chalker vent away otleng.h, leaving
the man tho piufessional iiersui behind.
Then Lulu Itoy irsuudod Mr. Emblem to
go up stairs again, lie did g.vithout any
apparent consciousness that Mere was
man iu possession.
James," said Iaio Itoy, "you have heard
that your master has been robbed. You are
reflecting and meditating on '.his circum
stance. Another thing is that a credit r
has threatened to sell off everything for
debt. Most likely, everything will be sold,
and tho shop closed. Vou will, therefore,
lose the ulace you have had for nve-aml-
twenty years. That is a vory bail business
for you. You are unfortunate tlis nurn
lug To loss your place and then this rob
b-ry. That seems also a bad business."
It is," said James with a hollo v groan.
"It is. Mr. I.fl la Itoy. ttis a drealful bad
"Pray, Mr. James,'' continued tiis man
with grave, searching eyes whici made
siuuers shake in thoir shoes, "pray, why did
you run away, and where did you 10 after
you opeued tho shop this morninjf You
went to see Mr. Kmblom s grandion, did
you noti"
Yes, I did. said James.
Why did you go to see him f
I w w went oh, Lord ! I weit to tell
bim what had happened, becuu-ie ho mas
ter's grands n, nnd I thought be )ught to
k now," said James.
"Hid you U-11 himf
"So; he has left his lodgiugi I don'l
know where he is ob, and be alvays told
me the shop was his settled oa him," he
"He is tho Father of Lies; bis end will bo
confusion, (shame and confusion slall wait
upon all who have hearkened unto bim or
worked with him, until they npnt anl
make atonement."
Don't, Mister La la Roy don1 ; you
frighten me," said James. "Oh, what a
dreadful liar he is!"
All that morning the Philosopbr sat in
the booksjllcr's chair, and James in the
outer shop, felt that those deep e9 were
resting continually upon bim, anl knew
that bit by bit his secret would be 1 ragged
out of him. If be could get up and run
away if a customer would coin if the
dark gentleman would go up stairs if he
could think of something dsa I But
none of these happened, did Jaras,
lit his table with tho paste b -fore
him, passed a morning com
pared withj which any seat my w here Li
l'urgatory would have been comfortabe.
1'resently a strange feeling cane over bim'
as if some invisible force wai pushing and
drugging him and forcing hiu to leave hU
chair, and throw himself at thi Philosopher's
feet and confrtss everything. This was the
mesmeric effect of those reirouchful eyes
fiied steadily upon him. Ani in the door
way, like some ilguro in a nigitmare a fig
ure incongruous and out of pace the aa m
in possession sitting, passiw and uncon
cerned, with one eyo on theitreet and the
other on tho shop. Up stars Mr. Emblem
was sitting fast asleep; joy hail made him
sleepy; and Iris was at wirk among hr
pupils' lettoiM, compiling suns for the fruit
erer, making a pair on cmio section for
tho Cambridge man, and working out trigo
nometrical equations for t:e youn c -hooi-master,
and her miu I full of solemn exulta
tion and glory, for sho wis a woman who
was loved The other tUngs troubled h -r
but little. Her grand fa tier would get back
his equilibrium tif mind; the shop might b
shot up, but that matta'od little. Arnol 1,
and Lai a Roy, nnd hi I grandfather an
hers'lf, would all live together, and she and
Arnold would work. '1 no selfishness 0
youth is really ustonisliing. Nothing ex
cept perha toothachi can make a gir
unhappy who is loved and newly betrothed.
Khe may soy w hat sho pleases, und her face
may be a yard long won the spiaks of the
mwtfortunes of others, but all the timo bur
heart is dancing.
To La!a Roy the situation presented a
problem with iiisufll ient data, some 01
which would have to be guassoc'. A letter,
now lost, said that a certain caw contained
papers necessary to obtain an jnknown in
heritance for Iris. How, then to ascertain
whether anybody was expoctug or looking
for a girl to claim an inhcutanco? Then
there was half a coat-of-arus, and lastly
there was a certain customei of uuknown
name, who had bicn actpiained with Iris'i
father before his marriage, to far for IrU
As for the thief, Ia Roy hd no doubt at
all. It was, he was quito cetaln, tho grand
oosi, whose careor he had wached for some
years with Interest and cix-ioity. Who else
was there who would steal th papers! And
who would help him, and giv him frea ac
cess to the safe? Ho did not only suspect,
he was certain that James ws in soma way
cognizaut cf the deed. Wly elso diJ be
torn so palet Why did he n h off to Joe's
Jodgingsr . Why did he tit ts nhliugt
At half-past twelvj I.ala loy rose.
"It isyourdinmr hour,"' esaid to Jamea,
and it senmc-d to the uuhaps; man as if la
was saying, "1 know all. t Is your dinner
hour; go, eat, refresh tb body. tVhom
should luapicioo affright exopt tho guilty!"
Junes put ou his bat aud neaksd ho folt
tbat bo was sneaking out C tho shop.
Daring bis dinner hoar Joseph himself
called. It wis a onuvtsl blng to bim
at aoy time; in fact, aa he was novor wont
to call upon bis grandfatbei nnleso ho was
in a scrape and wanted moiiy, no ono svor
mode, the poor young mt : welcome, or
fgd bim to come mora osmi.
QBnt this morning ho walk. Bp stairs and
atsjsctoerfuLso oofoly free from
aay sttr fapf(cfnf pot sui, ad so oasy
ro h!o mfad, without the leas touch of the
old hangdog look, that Irk began to re
proach r-w'f ftr UiakUW4iy of a '
W hen he was told about tho robbery bo
exprenel the greatest surprise that any on
in th world could I so wicked as to rob an
old man like his grandfather. Besides bin
abhorrence of crime in the abstract, he
affirmed that tho robbery or a sa'o was a
species of villainy for which hanging was too
mild much too mild a punishment. He
then asked his grandfather what wero the
contents of the paoket stolen, and when bo
received no answer except a plessant and a
cheery laugh, ho asked Iris, and learned to
his sorrow that tba contents were unsnown,
and could not, therefore, be Identified, even
if they wore found. This, ho said, was a
thousand pities, because, if they bad boon
known, a reward mlEht nave been onereu.
For bis own part ho would advise tho
greatest caution. Nothing at an snouia oe
doneat first; no step should do tasen wuicn
might awaken suspicion; they should go on
as if the papers wero without value. As for
that, they had no real proof that
there was any robbory. Iris thofrght of
tailing him about the water mark of the
blank pages, but regained, remaps
there waa no robbery after all who
was to prove what bad Ton inside the
nacketl Hut if there had been paper, ana
if they were valuoless except to the rightful
owners, they would, perhaps, be sent back
vo unlarily; or after a time, say a year or
two, they might be advertised for; not as if
the owners were very anxious to get tnem,
and not revenlinz the nature of tho papers,
but cautiously ; and presently, if they had
not. been destroyed, the holders of tho
Darters would answer tho advertisement,
and then a moderate rewurd might, after a
while, be offered, and so on, giving excel
lent advice. WhiJehe wos speaking Lala
Itoy entered the room in Ins noiseless man
ner and took his accustomed chair.
"And what do you think, sir?" said
Joseph, when he had finished. "You have
heard my advice, lou are not an tnglisu
man, but I suppose you've got some intelli
Lola bowed and p-end his hands, but re
plied not.
i our opinion should be asked, Joseph
went on, "because, you see, as the only
other person, besides my grandfather and
my cousin, in the housi, you might yourself
be suspected. Indeed," he added, "I havo
no doubt you will be suspected. When I
take over the conduct of the case, which
wilibemyta.sk, Isuptiose, it will, iierhaps.
be my duty to suspect you."
'It uilt prrhaps he my duty tosu.tpect yon."
Lata bowed again and again, spread his
hands, but did not speak.
In fact. Joseph now perceived that he was
having the conversation wholly to himself.
His grandfather sat passive, listening as one
who, in a dream, hears voices but does not
heed what they are saying, yet smiling
politely. Iris listened, but paid no heed.
She thought that a good deal of fuss was
being made about papers, which, perhaps,
were worth nothing. And as for her inher
itance, why, as she never expected to get
any, she was not going to mourn the loss of
what, perhaps, was worth nothing
Very well, then," said Joseph, "that's all
've got to say. I ve given you the best ad
vice 1 can, and I suppose I may go. Have
you lost your voice, Iris?"
"JSo; but I think you had better go,
Joseph. My grandfather is not able to talk
this morning, and 1 dare say your advice is
very gooJ, but wo have othur advisers."
As for you, Mr. Ia Itoy, or w hatever
you call yourself," said Joe, roughly, "I've
warned you. (suspicion will certainly fall
upon you, and what I say is tako care.
For my own port I never did believe It
niggers, and I wouldn't have one in mj
Lala Roy again bowed and spread bit
Then Josoph went away. The door be.
ween the shop and the hall was half open,
and he looked in. A strange man was sitting
in the outer shop, a pipe in his mouth, and
James was leaning his head upon his hands.
with wild and haggard eyes gazing straight
bo lore him.
'Poor devil !" murmured Joseph. "I fool
for bim, I do indeed. Ho hnd the key made
for himself; he certainly let me use it once,
but only once, and who's to prove it! And
he s had the opportunity every day or using
it him-ielf. That's very awkward, Foxy, my
boy. If I were Foxy, I should be in a funk
He strolled away, thinking that all prom-
isod well Lotty most favorably and un
suspiciously received in hor new character;
no one knowing the contents of the packet;
his grandfather gone silly ; and for himself,
be had had the opportunity of advising ex-
otly what he wished to be done namely,
that sileuce and inaction should be observed
or a space, in order to give the holders of
the property a chance of offering terms,
What better advice could he give I And
what line of action would bo better or safer
for himself I
If James had known who was in the house-
passage, the other side of the door, there
would, I think, have been a collision of two
olid bodies. But he did not know, and
presently Ia Roy came back, and tho tor
ture began again. James took down books
and put them up agaiu; he moved about
feverishly, doing nothing, with a duster in
bis hand; but all the time he felt those deep
accusing eyes upon him with a silence worse
than a thousand questions. Ho knew he
waa perfectly certain that he should bo
found out. And all tho trouble for nothing!
and the bailiff's man in possession, and tho
safe robbed, and those eyes upon him, say
ing, as plain as eyes could speak, "Thou art
the man!'
And Joe is tho man," said James; "not
mo at all. What I did was wrong, but I
waa tempted. Oh, what a precious liar and
villain ho 1st And what a fool I'va been I"
Tho day passed more slowly than it soomod
possible for any day to pass; always tho
man in tho shop; always tho deep eyes of
tho sUent Hindoo upon him. It was relief
when, oneo, Mr. Chalks looked in and fur
vyd tho sbslveo with suspicious air, aad
asked it tho old man bad by this timo lart
sned to reason.
i It Is ths husinosa ot him who wakes plan-
dor out of other rasa's distresses - as the
ackal feeds upon tho offal and tho putrid
carcass to know as szactly aa ho can how
his fsUow-crMtoreo are situated. For Uk
reason oea a ooo doth dHHrontly lnIro,
listen, pick up secrets. pt two and two to
gather, and pry curiously Into everybody'
affairs being nover so happy as when he
gets an opportunity or going to tho rescue
of a sinking man. Thus among thoso who
lived in good repute about tbo lower end of
the King's Road none bad a bettor namo
than Mr. Emblem, and no ono waa con
sidored to have mads more of his chances.
And it was with joy that Mr. Chalker re
ceived Joe one evening and heard from him
tho dismal story, that if ho could not find
fifty pounds within a few hours ho was
ruined. The fifty pounds was raised on a
bill bearing Mr. Kniblem's namo. When it
was presented, however, and the circum
stances explained, the .old gentleman, who
bad at first rsfnsod to own the signature,
accepted it meekly, and told no ono that bis
grandson bad written it nlmsoir, and with
out tho polito formality of asking permis
sion to sign for him. In other words, Jo
seph was a forger, and Mr. Chalker knew
it, and this made him tho more astonished
when Mr. Emblem did not take up tho bill
but got it renewed quarter after quarter.
substituting at length a bill of sale, as if he
was determined to pay as much as possible
for his grandson a sins.
"Where is he!'' asked the money-lender
angrily. " by doesn't ho come down and
face his creditors! '
"Master's upstairs," said James, "and
you've seen yourself, Mr. Chalker, that he is
off his chump And oh, sir, who would have
thought that Emblem's would havo to come
to ruin!"
"But there's something, James come.
think there must be something.''
"Mr. Joseph said there were thousands.
But bo's a terrible liar oh, Mr. Chalker,
he's a terrible liar nnd villain! Why, he's
oven deceived me!"
"What! Has lie borrowed your moneyf-'
"Worse worse. Ho you know where I
conld find him, sir! '
Well, I don't know" Mr. Chalker was
not in the habit of giving addresses, but in
this case iierhaps Joe might bo squeezed as
well as his grandfather. Unfortunately that
bill with the signaturo had been destroyed.
"I don t know. Perhaps it I find out I may
tell you. And, James, if you can learn any
thingthis rubbish won't fetch half tho
money I'll make it worth your while,
James, I will indeod."
"I'll moke him take his share," said James
to himself. "If I have to go to prison, he
shall go too. They sha'n't send mo without
sending hint"
He looked round. The watchful eyes were
gone. Tbo Hindoo had gone away noise
lessly. James breathed again.
"After all," bo said, "bow ait they to
find out! How are they to prove anythingl
Mr. Joseph took tho things, and I helped
him to a key, and, bo isn't likely to split,
and oh. Lord, if they were to find it!''
For at that moment ho felt the duplicate
:ey in his waistcoat pocket "If they were
to find it I"
Ho took the key out and looked at the
bright and innocent looking thing as a
murderer might look at bis blood-stained
Just then, as bo gaod upon it, holding it
ust twelve inches in front of his nose, ono
band was laid upon bis shoulder and another
took tho key from between his fingers.
He turned quickly and his knees gave
way, and ha sank upon tho floor, crying:
Oh. Mr. iJkla Roy, sir, Mr. Lala Itoy, I
am not the thief I I am innocent! I will tell
you all about itl I will confess all to your
I will indeed! I will make atonement) Ob,
what a miserable fool I've been!"
Lala Roy, sir, Mr. Lala
am not the thief P
"Upon the heels of Folly," said the Sage,
'treadeth Shame. You will now be able to
understand the words of wisdom, which say
of the wicked man, 'The curse of iniquity
pursueth him; he livcth in continual fear;
the anxiety of bis mind taketh vengeonre
upon him." Stand up and speak."
The man In possession look! on as if an
incident of this kind was too common in
families for him to tako any notice of it
Nothing, in fact, is ablo to awaken astonish
ment in the heart of the man in possession,
because nothing is sacred to bim except the
"sticks" he has to guard. To Iris the event
was. however, oi importance, oecause it
afforded Lala Roy a chance of giving Arnold
that photograph, no other than an early
portrait of Mr. Emblem's grandson.
To bt Continued.)
For chapped hands, face, lips, and all rough
ness of tho skin, use Kalodcrms. 2o cents.
Sold by E. Y. Griggs.
"Snotters" on the Wabash road receive a
salary of f 123 a month, but It is such a
low, mean buslnes?, that a number of them
have resigned.
Grlffsa' Glycerine Salve.
Tho best on earth can truly be f-aid o
Iggs' Glycerine Salve, which is a sine cure
cuts, bruises, scalds, ourns, wounir-, mm
nthni- innw Will tioaitivelv cure ullcs.
m . a : la tl, i.i n
tiitter unci ui SKin crumionn. ri nuu nun
Jl BJUU crujinuim. . ij "
Satisfactiou guarsnteed or money
Only 25 cents, of E. Y. Griggs.
aer neater
A farmer tells the following yarn, which
.irai, far all it i worth, nnd msv be
termed by the incredulous as a tough tale :
A neighbor of his Lad a horse that fell,
head first, Into a well eight feet deep, and
n anon nf lil-mAO VAN) 1ntch((l tft the tall
which proved equal to the emergency, and
e animal was drawn uui nio auu uuuu.
hv wa? not the rope tied to the horse's
iceaaer, tne writer iorgm o iu
... . T. J 1 VI-
farmer that question. It Ib probable that
. nunar thnnrdit hla horse! conld let
U ' T 0 " . -
along better without a tail than a leg.
;OU fom Nature's Wells.
Tl.Ackln nn tha head Is kDt SOt't and
flexible by a secretion from the oil Klaade.
V nen ineso arc ciugge mo
falls off. Parker's Hair Balsam renews their
action, restores the original color to the
hair, and makes it soft and glossy. It al.o
eradicate dandruff. Not grea?y, not a dye,
delicloualy perfumed. Delightful for a U
dy'i toilet table. Tha best of dreewngs.
Preferable to all similar articles because of
its auperior cleanliness and parity.
Lumber Yard
Near the Illinois River Bridge.
Are prevafea to do Ml kinds el
Q-as & Steam Fitting.
Wroug at Irea ripe, ttxtarii, fittings.
e., farnlshod at
House & Sign Pointing
Pacer Hanging, CalolmJning, Grain
ing, Marbling. c.
sioit office, Ottawt. Illinois. mrlO
Thu lilt rn-ldf-nr," of K. J. Ws'.l IIouac Ui lr inS
mi... in imnni . i.ij rr, oiiu (i. uinrvmn cxjuuitiua
being nearly new. Heated by furnace. Artetlaa water
In house and yard, (tinxl nixed lot and (rood barn. For
further pnnii'.ulArt Inquire of JAMKiS (JALV1N, D kuio
uiw.k, muwa, ju. Teuv
Chicago, Bock Island d Fcio 5uboad.
(IniNn Kart.
So. 2, Pacific KprcM and Mall....
11.23 A U
- nigni ExnrcH)
2.20a m
, itanuacny KXprew
" 8, ( lilcauo aud Davenport Aocoril , 8.33 p if
" HI, Peru Kanf. Accommodation 7.C6 A M
" 12, St. Paul hippy. n. A 9
FreigAU Currying Vuutnant.
" l-JDPli
"so 128 r
S.4S A
" i n.oo r
i.otxt) ft'ictr.
No. 1, Atlantic Kipnw ; 130 ril
" a. Micnr hpreB 'ii
" 5. Chicago and K anai City Kiprrn I.MIam
" 7, Davcnixirt Acoominodatkm 12.40 PM
" f, Peru raft Accommodation auip a
" 11, St. l'anl Kxpresn, via Albert l 2A6 P
Frtiytil (ArryiMy Putitiiiir.
- (L50 A
" 'A 2.46 P M
N'oa. 9 and 10 arrive In rhlcasn at Kl 1.1 m and loan
Chicago at 4. K p. m. dally (Hnnday ciceptadl
No. IS carried pawenp ra between Horeaa and Ottawa
No. 2S carries natwcnueT between Geneaeo and Ot
No. 29 carries ptureni between Joltet and o en
co, and No. 3D between Ia Sulk! and JoniC
No. 1 and i carry rawengera between Bros lalaoS
and U Salle. ). It. Cabl, tten'l Manaiwr.
K. 8r. .Ions, K. K. ParrTTHaw
Oen'l Tkt. A Pe Atft. Agtnt at Ottowa.
Cbktgo, tdtcn & Bt. LcuIb Balboad
(In and Kf.er April 2A. ISSt. train on tie C. A A. H
(. paw Jotl.-t aa folkiw:
Goix Noun.
Kirrew Mall I S p u
lightning Kipre-e S.45AM
De.nverhjprew ,riMp
K. C. and St. L. Kxnret US a m
Joltet AccomraixUtkin 7.10 am
Eznraea Mail 1IU A M
lightning Kxptrt 10. Wp m
I)nver Kxpresn IMpm
K. C. and Kt. I- Kxurew W.S a m
Jolkt Aceotninotkin (.43 p a
UghtnLng Kxnrejx). Dcnrer Kxnrcm. and KaaaaaCltT
anil (it. Umla KxpreM train run dlj; ixpreas Mafl
and.lohvt Accommodalkin run dally, exepl Sunday.
Kanxai city and tit. Loum Kxprta bvAuk aooUk ran
through without ehangi; of car. Morning train 10 St.
Lonla haa free chair cam, and evening train ttroogh
alecpcra to St. Uiui and HprluirBeld,
i Tact Agent a. twirrooD.
Chicago, Burlington and Qnincy X. B.
Ootolwr 13th, 188a.
6o!ng South.
Paaa. Patf.
No. 71 No.l
B. B.
P.M. LT A M. h
4.43 4.45
(.14 10.23
(.18 10.2S
(.90 10.M
(.40 10.6J
. 11.00
(.54 11.06
7.03 11.13
7.12 11.23
7.22 11.33
7.10 11.42
7.3T ll.M I
7.50 12,62
1.10 12.21
8.30 12.15 i
Sorng Horth,
Paaa. Paaa.
No. 70 No.)
B. B.
10.30 1.10
s.ia s.8s
(.07 S.I4
8.54 S.2
8. B.97
8.M (.OU
8.2 4.58
8.18 4.46
8.08 4.S4
7.58 .2 j
7.50 4.15 I
7. .oe
7.28 3.M !
1.08 5.30
(.50 8.15
.Went Aurora.
Fox Klv June
.. Mlllbrook..
...SI ridan...
.... Blanc....
... Davton
44 V Sonth Ottawa.
52,.Urand Kldge.
jSS ...Klrharda...
ISO ...Streator...
freight tralnrcarmna naMnera leave Ottawa aa
follow: For Karl, 4.20 P.M.: for Aurora. 10.06 A.M.:
for Streator. 5 OS a. M., S.C0 P. M. and KL05 a. a.
Morning train malcca cioee coiineetlon at Aurora for
all polnta eaat and war.
rnnaian raiace Mnening rare, u ts. l. urawiu
Room Cars, Horton's rfciclinlng Chair Care. an4 too C.
B. A Q. Palace. Dicing Car, by thia route. All informa
tion ahoat rate of fare, ileeplns car accommodatloai
and time table will be cheerfully given by apprylng to
eeneral Paaienger Agent, CnlesflO.
6eneral Manager. Chicago. ORO. K. 110 E,
Agent atotiaw.
La Salle Co. Eeroli
Haa ie.nred a wider known distinction a the ablest,
tha moet powerful and the most widely circulated
German weekly In thi atate, outside or the city of
Chicago. It 1 recognised by every data and element
aa the worthy exponent and representative of the
gcnlua and spirit of the irtrmta popalatloii of Central
Ira oonalaritv and creat circulation among Intelli
gent and prosperous Germans bestow upon it value
as an advertising medium which la not pocavtved by
ariyotrier ueruian Journal iu tni part 01 tne ie 01
u. zwAMiiu, rutor.
Ottawa. 111.. March 17. 1883
Urn- gdverti&tmcits.
Who are tired of Callcoca that fade in rewliiBe r
matlung win una tue
Perfcnlv ft and nilhir. If you want IWCWt
'Ac tMtt rariety ut Held Corn inuu h,ATA KLA0.
liUiPHKK. ...
Wkaa I aara I Ml mmt aunnK w ttfm for a
Ubm a4 lt kavai mian mntm. I mn a raukal e.
I km m a .1.1 ... f riTK, KTiujfcY "T
HCKN KM, lUa-feaeMaa. I mmmmt mj iwl; a car
tka want casra Imm tilwra .. lux la . nan ar
HlmrmMiiinn, s4 al vac far Malta h4 a
9rrm auitla .1 mw laf.lltbla rrav. Ulva tuMiMfel
OOHv. H ooaw M a.Mg trial, aa I wlUmw.
a hiim tr. . w. w i , i u rt.r j rv, fw para.
TiiTf apotlllv. rtaay trb atn-X Hmm : bj t a
oao MKXModa c4rM at IB worn k:ad a "t
auaSiaakaSMenit. lade sastrig Vm. t.'
tonilwh iai I wis - two stm ut i tssR.
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to aaf rr. r1 Iihn m P. O. Mnm.
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