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The Way to Win Him.
(Continued from First Page ) he answered. "I have come to take you for a long drive, away out into the country, if you will go." 'Oh ! thank you so much !'' she cried 'I haven't seen the country delightedly. " for ever so long.' "Then get ready at once." She tripped away, and in a few moments reappeared very tastefully arrayed. Clifford led her out, and seated her in his elegant carriage, little thinking f at indignant eyes watched him through the blinds of the upper window. And then they whirled away. Hours after, on their homeward drive, Clifford gave his high stepping grays the reins, and watched Ethel, who was intent upon .arranging the evergreen they had gathered on their journey. After awhile he broke the silence. "Ethel," he said, -'what I am about to say may seem hasty and premature to you ; but I have lately discovered a secret that has lived in my heart ever since my happy, old college days. "Ethel, I love you !" She dropped her evergreen, and looked up, her brown eyes wide and startled. "You were not expecting a declaration," laughed Clifford, seeing her evident surprise; but pie se think it over, for I am very much in earnest. Ethel. I am something over five-and twenty, and I have seen a great many charming women, but never one before that I wished to make my wife. What do ;ou say darling? Can I hope?" "Why, Mr. Murray," she stammered, her fair cheeks a 1 aflame, "what can I say, it is SO sudden ; and you forget that I—I—am very, very poor." "Money is no object to me, Ethel ; I have enough and to spare. I only want you to love me. Do you think you ever can ? She looked up again, as if to read his face and its passionate tenderness dazzled her. She clasped her hands, and sat for a moment in intense thought. " Speak to me, Ethel," urged the Impatient lover. "Can you learn to love me ?" She broke into a childish little laugh, though her eyes were swimming with tears. "Indeed, Mr. Murray," she replied artlessly, "I never thought of such a thing in all my life ; but dear papa tho jght so much of you, and—Well, I don't think the task will be so very hard. I really believe," she added, with a charming confusion, and putting out her little fluttering hand shyly, since you have made me think about it, that I love you already." Clifford caught the little hand, and covered it with rapturous kisses; and that was the end or beginning, rather. And just here we will drop the curtain, for language would be inadequate to portray the amazed wrath, the bitter disappointment that over whelmed the house of Wallingford, when it became known that Ethel had won the prize. Holly Oak Lots $5.00 per month, per cent, interest allowed for cash. JohnH. Longstreet. Six A Hollow Mockery. Spillkins brought home some Swiss cheese from an Austin grocer, which is full of holes. He partook of it very liberally, but when he complained a few days afterwards, of a feel ing of emptiness, little Johnny, who is one of the smartest boys in Austin, spoke up and said : "I know what makes you feel so empty, pa. It is them big holes in the cheese you ate the other day. Their Late Brother-in-law. A fashionable Austin lady, immediately after the death of her husband, married his brother. A visitor at the house, noticing the picture of her late husband, asked who it was. "It i-i-is," she replied hesitatingly, deceased brother-in-law.' my "Mine, too, laconically remarked the new husband. MARY HAD A LITTLE WATCH. Mary had a little wateh Full many years ago, And everywhere that Mary went The watch She took the watch to school one day, To let the scholars hear, And great was their delight to see The works and winding gear. Next day this watch would go no more ; She hastened to a shop j The jeweler looked quite wise and said, " You did not wind it up." sure to go. Now she would not eat Began to wind and fret, And if she hasn't died since then sleep, You'll find her winding yet. —s Weekly About Face. A man's occupation or condition, says an exchange, has a good deal to do with mak ing his facial expression We have noticed this frequently but never thought of writing it out. Butchers generally have a beefy expression, and you can tell a whisky drinker by his rye face. Dentists look down in the mouth while detectives look up criminals. Victims to insomnia have a wide awake expression both day and night. Mirth nukes wrinkles in a man's face equal to sorrow, and th -t is why it is difficult to tell a comeditn from an undertaker, off the stage. Drummers are all cheek and barbers all chin. The majority of fighting me n have black eyes, more or less often, but a blue eye doesn't necessarily indicate that its possessor is subject to the blues. Time was when a man had a portion of his face knocked off he had to go the remainder of his life that way, but it is dif ferent now. The surgeon has advanced so much in skill that he is able to put a good face on the matter, anyhow. He can even face trouble, without showing where it is stitched on. Speaking about trouble, a well-to-do barber will "pull a poor face" if fifteen cents goes with it. Finally, the homeliest face can win beauty, with money to make up the difierence, while the hand somest man at a bar sometimes finds that his face isn't good for the drinks. — Texas Siftings. A Matter of Enunciation. "What is that?" said a traveler to a fellow passenger on a railroad train, as they glided along the bank of the Hudson. "Ice saw," laconically responded the other, as he glanced out on the river toward the ungainly object indicated. "I suppose you did see, or I should not have asked you the question. You saw, and I saw, too ; but I did not know what it was." "I said it was an ice saw." "Very true, it is rather an eye sore, dis figuring, as it does, that pretty sheet of ice, which makes such an excellent sheet for the ice-boats to sail on, but still I am in the the dark as to what it is." "I didn't say eye sore. I said an ice saw." -■'O, a nice saw. Well, perhaps it is. Just depends on the way one looks at it. Thank you. Looks as though we were going to have a thaw." The Electric Organ. The Farrand and Votey Electric Organ now on exhibition at C. W. Kennedy & Co.'s well known music depot, 719 Market Street, Wilmington, is attracting universal attention. The organ is under complete control, is an entire success, and bids fair to become the most popular organ in the market. Educational Opportunities. The Wilmington Commercial College whose announcement appears in another column, affords the opportunity which every young man and young woman should em brace of securing a practical business edu cation, for whatever their station in life may be, they will find it of infinite value in after years. The College has always received prominent endorsement and patronage from all parts of the state. Get the Best! THE TI-CIIE WHAT Hazelton Piano Farrand k Votey Organ DO YOU MEAN? is .rsrnoi'HTEin.Y IS) I'NDOl'BTKDLT THE BEST. THE BEST. ^TESTIMONIALS, e cam. DF'-o.iaa.isls. /by tDae H5.oan.sar2.cLs. " The HAZF.LTON PIANO ha.stood the test;'of public criticism for the past thirty-seven years, and i nounced first-class in every particular." MAXIMILIAN VOGRICH, S. B. MILLS, GEO. W. MORGAN, H. E. ECKREL, P. J. BABOT, JULIUS A. KLAUSER, HENRY GIESEMANN, pro G. PEABODY RUSSELL. PAUL DESVERNENIE, WM. BERGE, P. O. NEALE, W. !.. H AMBRUCH, HARRY SANDERSON, Madam EUGENIE DkROODE RICE, WM. MASON, WILLIAM B. PAPE, C H. DAVIE, HENRY C. TIMM, J. N. PATTISON, F. H. PEASE, WHO HAS NOT HEARD OF OLE *RTT T ,T . g THIN IN WHAT II K NAII> OF THE JAMES & HOLMSTROM PIANO. Gkntieman: When my expensive Concert Grand broke down, and some artists recommended you as the best piano-makers to whom 1 could put confidence In to rebuild it, I candidly now say I did not know why you should be preferable to those whose names we see in every newspaper daily, but when I, in company with the celebrated pianist, Mr, Hofiinan, came to your warerooms and carefully examined your instruments, we soon came to the conclusion they were most excellent in quality of tone, beine more evenly balanced throughout the whole register, quick repetition* and elastic touch of any we had seen. The Concert Grand built for me has proven superior to any 1 have seen yet! being transported from place to place, here and in Europe, and 1 take great pleasure in stating that it remains yet equal from the factory .—Ole Bull. 7 H any sent out THE FARRAND «£ VOTEY ORGAN. The success that has crowned our efforts to make first-class, high priced Orga s flooded with trash, is certainly gratifying in the highest degree, and proves conch buyers each year who look at the quality rather than at the price; to such merits of our Organs, in order to understand why it is that . _, Material, using only the best to be had in the market; Second, Labor, for which we pay the order to secure that which is strictly first-class in every respect; Third Simplicity, by this we mean onstruction, thereby rendering it less liable to get out of order, and more easily adjusted in case of any our patents enabling ue to construct an Organ so simple a child may gain of a screwdriver or any other tool. , finish and general appearance, it is necessary to see and hear them, d omg this if possible by the side of other Organs, where they will be the better appreciated, because the difference will be more apparent in our favor. We would call especial attention to our larger Organs. In buying an Organ do not look at the number of stops, but rather at the number of reeds; remembering that the beauty of an Organ lies in the variety of effects to be produced^ therefore, the more reeds the Instrument has, the greater variety, the more study and consequently the most enjoyment We sell only instruments made by reputable manufacturers. We have no for stencilled work. See our bargains in slightly used instruments before you buy. in these times when the market ely that there a number of request a thorough investigation of the than others. struments cost Our study is : highest price, in isimplif ing the a disarrangement; Fourth, Convenience; the interior without the use EU I es I in resard U 16 THE ELECTRIC ORGAN IS NOW ON EXHIBITION. C. W KENNEDY & CO 1624 Chestnut Street, PHILADELPHIA. • I 719 Market Street, WII-MISJOTOST, DEL. The Joke on Mamma. As all eyes turn to Gen. Harrison now, and even to his own town, for everything even of the must trifling character, it may not be wicked or out of place to speak of Dan Payne's little boy at Indianapolis and his German prayer. He had just learned the I.ord's Prayer in German and suggested to his father that the following evening he proposed to offer up his new German prayer when he went to bed, in order to surprise his mother. He added that of course God could understand Ger man, even our common-school German, without any trouble. "Yes," said his father, "but I think it would sound a little sacrilegious, and God might not like it in that spirit." "No, but you don't understand it, papa," said the young man. "I want to do so to 'stonish mamma, you know. You see, papa, the jokeam'ton God at all ; it's on mamma. Bill Nye. A train from Pittsburgh was aproaching Chicago. On board w. s a quiet, well-dressed copper-colored young Indian, who seemed to have all he could do to attend to his own business, which he did without molestation, until a youg man, whose b ain had evidently been devoted to his ch thing, came from the sieeper into the smoking-car and saw him. B r 'J/ Ue,S ' Sa .' d 1 a 6 7 °u ng man, as he lighted a cigarette. And then approaching the son cf the plains, he attracted general attention by shouting, with strange gestures: Ugh, heap big Injun! Omaha! Sioux 1 Pawnee! See Great Father ! Have a drink fire-water? Warm Injun's blood." The Indian gazed at the young man a moment with an ill-concealed expression of contempt on his face, and then he said with Well Answered. good pronunciation : "You must h ve been reading dime novels sir. I am going back to my people in Montana, after spending three years in the East at school. I advise you to do the same thing. Where I live, gentleman do not carry whisky-flasks in their pockets." The young fire-water drinker did not wait to finish his smoke. There was too much 1 mirth and music in the air just then.— Youth's Companion. Only $5-°° P er month, or taxes, Free Excursion ! WILMINGTON TO HOLLY OAK. Saturday, Feb, 9th, 1889, After ample time is allowed for examin ing the property, a sale of lots will be held the " Holly Oak Cottage," which will be open for the accommodation of the visitors. Remember the Terms. No interest Six per cent, interest allowed for cash. No cost for conveyancing. The deed and a policy insuring the title with every lot; no additional charge No , ^ ^ fJS' Steam uoat wnart to be built when only one quarter of the lots are taken, Take nobod word for u but see , h land - I« «ill sell itself. g seIf t0 ev ervone y Make your selection at once, as the choicest lots are going, and you can secure one of them with but $5.00. pared to buy. The train will leave the Wilmington Depot, Front and French Streets, at half P ast two o'clock. Tickets will be distributed at the station. It commends it Come pre 1 Plans and full information'ean be secured at this office. John H. Longstreet, Boom 9, Exchange Building, 7th and Market Sts., Wilmington, Del.