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THE WATEKBTJKY EVENING DEMOCRAT WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25. 1891.
Waas Still In The Lead. With whatt Whv. with a New lOo Cigar, the "Concordia's Leader," so called because it was made for that society in the first place. Nothing bnt the best will suit the lauding singing! society ofthe state. The W. D. lOo and the Little and Big Pride of Waterbury, Victoria and Top of the Heap 60, hold their own.(JCigars and Tobucco wholesale aiidjretail. COR. GRAND AND CANAL STREETS. SAMPLE ROOM. JOHN NOI4AN, 80 East Main St., Choice lienors, wines, ides and lager, foreign and domestic cigurs. Oive me a cull. CUBING THE HOLIDAYS Martin Hellmann WILL HAVE FOH BALK Extra Vienna Double Beer. :r Procure your orders early. James E. Watts, Sample Room 106 South Main St. Jones' Portsmouth Ale, Scnaefer'g Wiener Beer, Splendid Sweet Cider Bottled for family use and delivered to any part of the city. j.W.Hodson, Telephone. 18 Exchancb Placb HARVEY BROS., Sample Room, Billiard & Pool Tables, 1 1 West Main Street. IDTXIR. -A.2ST ID , Successor to Otto Ochsner. Ladies And Gents Restaurant, Meals to order at all hours. First Class Dinner for 25 cents. 165 BANK STREET- SELLING OUT AT COST. UP Parlor Stoves and Ranges at cost JJT EASY TERMS, LOW P1UCES New aud Becond-httud Furniture bought sold and exchanged by EHRLICH, 53 EAST MAIN tSTKEET. Its Cauoes aud Cure, sclent ifti'Rlly treated by an artist 01 world-wide reiiutttl n. ltoafitts eradicated and entlrelf cured, of from sw to 80 years' staudlnir, after all other treatment, have tallid. How tue dlfflonl ty Is reached and the cause removed, fully ex plained In circular, with aflidavits and testl uioutals of curua from prominent people, mailed ree. Ur.A.lfoulHlne. a West lch Bt,.T. Park Market. Do fou Know Where the Park Market Is? Well 1 The Park Market is No. 10 North Uain street. It is the cleanest, neatest and sweetest market in the city, and Meats ot the very best quality will be kept. Fjultry, etc. Gume iu tue season. Tege , ta lies fresh every day. Prices the lowest. Park Market. U. & W. A. GUILFOILE, No. 10 North Maiu St. NOTICE. Those that owe me livery bills, moneyjloaned, notes, lc, will please st4ethe same at once. All bills that have run over three months I will teke 50 cents on the dollar. If yofl can not pay that, call and get a re ceipt. Respectfully Yours, S. &. Wheeler. R. E. Hitchcock & Co 91 to 89 Caxal St. Watbbbcbt. BUllOTACTtnUDU FINE - PAPER - BOXES. psu n Fats abs Twin. JOB IRI2STTI1TC3-. -i- T H E American Steam Laundry The only place in the city where the Winnipeg Collar is done up properly. Fanoy Shlrta finished up In the best ftjU. . ANDRBW HUNTSB Prop.- htrts lie. Starched and Ironed So. Collars Hj cuff b and Caps Collars So. i -r taut MAIS STREET. Telephone Wo. M. LONE HOLLOW; Or, Tbs Peril of the Penroys. A ThrUUnsr and Romantic Ster" "Instead of coming to Lono Hollow he bid In a cave, onco a counterfeiter's resort, in Hangman's Gulch. Sometimes ho had moments of sanity, but they were of short duration. He led a hermit life, and watched to moot Lawrence Brandon. Ho did meet him finally, and recognized him. He fired with ttio intention of taking life. Somehow, it seems that Brandon, alios Starbright, lived to concoct further schemes of villainy, among them the poisoning ot Grace Penroy, that he might, through a forged will, seize upon the million loft by Morgan Vendible." "That will is not a forgery." "Keep quiet," ordered Lura. "I havo come near to tho end of my story," proceeded Dr. Colton, with tho ut most gravity. "Before you wont to Cali fornia you had sought to win tho hand of Miss Joyce. Sho read your character and despised you. Afterward, when she learned that you were at Lono Hollow, shore solved to thwart your designs upon the unsuspclOff eld man Vandiblo and upon Grace, uh hough it that t ime she knew noth ing ot tho crimo you had committed among the gold hills of California. "Disguised as Fingal, the hunter, she has been quite successful in thwarting your villainy. Your attempt upon her life on two occasions failed signally. Bho discov ered vour attempt to poison her cousin" "By heaven! this is too much," grated the Captain, white and trembling, at tL? samo time coming to his feet. "This plot arranged between you and this shameless girl will not succeed. In good faith I cvno hero. I wvw tho friend of Karl Vcndib. My namo is Starbright, and" "Do you deny that you attempted h. life!" interrupted the doctor. " I do, most emphatically." " You did not strike him down in Ca. fornial" "No." " You did not set hired assassins on his track but a few weeks since, and sink his botlv in a dark pool in the woods!" Whito, stern, grim as fate ;was the face ot Dr. Arthur Colton as ho put these questions swiftly to the trembling man be fore him. " N n o!" faltered Captain Starbright, reeling and cringing. " Then, perhaps, you will dare deny these things to another witness." Dr. Colton turned swiftly and flung wide the door. Two men crossed the threshold. Captain Starbright glared wildly into tho face of tho foremost man, then he uttored 0 great cry of agony and terror. The dead had indeed come bock to earth to stand as a witness against him. " Karl Vandible alive 1" Then the shattered spirit sank weakly, and Captain Starbright fell heavily into his chair, covering his face to shut out the view Beforo them stood the man we have known as Don Benito, the maniac. Now there was tho light of reason glowing in his eyes, yet ho was thin and pale, and leaned on tho arm of his companion, an officer, for support. "I am not dead, Lawrence Brandon,' said tho wronged Californian, In a solemn voice. " A blow from your band clouded my brain and sent me forth a demented wanderer uptn tho earth. A weight ol years has whelmed me, yet I did not forget nor forgivo tho man who struck that blow, the mat I trusted and confided in only to be murdered, almost, by his treachery. " Your last attempt upon my lifo proved as futilo as tho first, thanks to this brave doctor and his equally brave helper, Lura Joyce. Both were on hand to rescue mf from tho watery grave into which youi minions had cast me. The stone broke loose at the outset. 1 was unconscious foi somo time, aud theso friends conveyed me to Stonefield in a light vehicle. The shock to my system was terrible, but It served the good turn to restore my reason. "From the hour of my regaining conscious ncss I knew every thing. My head is yel sore, and I am very weak, yet I managed last night to astound you on tho brink ol tho forest pool, where you had gone to con template your latest villainy. I had becnte the cave after something left thero by ma and spying you moving toward tho pool! dogged your steps and executed a little tableau tuat frightened yo'i so that you swooned. From your pocket I abstracted thl," holding up a delicate vial, "which the good doctor iu forms mo is a subtle ant deadly poison. You have used it. Mj brother Morgan died from its effects before he signed tho will, to which you afterward affixed his name. our race is run. Law rence Brandon. You have many murder to answer for, ull to gain a million that war not for you." As the man paused Lura held aloft a fold ed document. "The last will and testament of Morgat Vandible, winch leaves all his property U Karl, his beloved brother. This will ha been concealed, and is tho only genuine document in existence from the band c Morgan Vandiblo. I congratulate you, Mr Vandible." Starbright dropped his hands and glarcr" at the paper in a hopeless, despairing way His face was liko death itself. "And now," said Karl Vandible, "1 havt the satisfaction of turning you over to th custody of an officer, Lawrenco Brandon.' "Wait," cried tho culprit, huskily, at Vandiblo' s companion advanced, displaying a pair ot handcuffs. Then he came to hit feet and shrank back across the flooi toward tho window. "Seize him!" cried Lura. "Thcro's s ladder at tho window. He will escape." "Halt, sir!" "I will not bo taken alive!" hoarsclj uttered tho haggard villain. Or stant bo presented a revolver, wlujjj . .'always carried in casoof emergency 1 This movement deterrel fids .seizure, and then, crouching quickl7, )mft&lcd through the open window. Bock UMaVor and Dr. Colton dashed forward 0C4 pstivd out. The escaping villain rmuU A trtlsrtep, slipped and, with a wild cry, pTtasged headlong to the ground below. "I 1 feel that I am not long for this world, Karl." The voice was faltering nd low, and the lips that uttered the words blue and shrunken. Beside the couch sat two men, Dr. Colton and Karl V andiblo. Outside the first snow of the season was sifting softly down upon the gray roof at Lono Hollow One would scarcely recognizo in the emaci ated man on tho bed our old acquaintance, Captain Starbright. Bodily and mental suffering had done its work. The plungo from the upper story of the great house on that night just a fort night before had given the man a shock from which he could not recover, and he was slowly and surely dying. "Thero is no help for you, Captain" "Hush! Do not utter that title. It was ta false as my life has been. Where where is Auntin Wentword! Ho ought to bo here." "He is still behind prison bars," answered tho doctor. ' " 'And for my crime. Yes, it vai mine. I meant to get rid of them both when I -fired that shot. My aim was not good. I was nervous, I suppose. Dropping the pistol I tied, and making a swift detour, came upon Austin and Grace from the direction of the house. I hope he may ba set free. And Or--,., . TV', . "She is improving." TlvA '"4 - : 'I-I am glad." - ;.t-S?& "And now," said Karl Vandible, "tell us tbout the others, the will, and " "Every thing said against mo is true, sven to forging the name of your brother tothatwilL He never would have changed the first ono had be not supposed you dead never." The dying man was broathiug huskily. Soon he opened his lips and told the story of his villainy, confessing every thing. 'Now now, can you ever tor give mo lor the wrongs I did, Karl -Karl, you who were once my menu 1" laiterea tue aying man at the last. Karl thought of his own sufferings, or the dead brother hastened to his grave by poison administered by the hand of the man before him, ana remainea silent. "You can not!" groaned the dying man. "A higher power may look there, not to me," answered Vandible, in tones of sol emn gravity. lliAn (h. ttit,1? iner man trnm-toi At.tamtjiA:ii to speak, but failed. A convulsive shudder passed through his frame, a gasp and then siloncc- tho man of evil was dead. With his death comes the ending of our story. We have no desire to prolong the narrative. Through tho efforts of Lura Joyce, assisted at the last by Dr. Colton, retribution had overtaken the man who had staked his soul in the struggle fora fortune. He had meditated the destruction of the last Penroy in his eager desire to gain the j wealth or Major vanuime. caugnt, ne uau fallen and died a miserable death. Austin Wentword was at once released, the forged will was cast aside and the gen uine probated, which was satisfactory to all, Mrs. Penroy having tho promise of ample pin money as well as a home while she lived, and Grace the snug sum of twenty thousand dollars a year. This was enough to marry on, Wentword and Grace believed, and they consequently acted upon it and were united early the following spring. Lawyer Gripes, fearing prosecution for his part in tho transaction with Lawrence Brandon, left Stonefield and was seen there , no more. Mother Cabcraand her sons were arrested on their reappearance at Lono Hollow and were sent to prisou for a term of years. Lura Joyce? Yes, what of her who had proved the guardian angel of tho Penroys I She won Dr. Arthur Colton, certainly, and became his happy wife a year after the death of the wicked Brandon, alias Starbright. On the wedding mom Karl Vandible as touished the bride with S fertiflcate of de posit in tho Stonefield Bank, iu her name, for the snug sum of twenty thousand dollars. I owo every thing 1s you, brave little woman," ho said, gravely, ' "and you must accept this in slight recompense." It proved the nest-egg fora future fortune. THE END. A CAPITAL ANECDOTE. flow T)r. Dn-lglit Made the Acquaintance of Dennie, tho Amnilcau Addison. As Dr. D wight, tho celebrated president of Yale College, seventy odd years ago, was traveling through New Jersey, he chanced to stop ut a stage hotel, in one ol Its populous towns, for the night, says the New York Ledfyr. At a late hour of the same, Mr. Dcnnio (a onco noted writer), arrived also at tho inn, and had the mis fortune to loam from tho landlord that his beds wero all paired with lodgers, except one, occupied by tho eclebruted Dr. Dwight. " Show mo to his apartment," exclaimed Dennie; " although 1 am a stranger to the Rev. Doctor, perhaps I can bargain with him for my lodgings." The landlord accordingly waited on Mr. Dennio to tho doctor's room, and there left him to introduco himself. Tho doctor, al though iu his night-gown, cap and slippers, and just ready to resign himself to the re freshing arms of Somuus, politely request ed the strange intruder to bo seated. The doctor, struck with the intellectual physi ognomy of his companion, unbent hit austere brow, and commenced a literarj conversation. Tho names of Washington, Franklin, ltitteukouse, and a host of liter ary aud distinguished characters, for some timo cave a zest and interest to their con-T vcrsation. until Dr. Dwicht chanced to men. ! tion the name of Dennie. "Dcnnio, the editor of tho Port Folio,'" I Baid tho doctor, in a rhapsody, "is the Ad- j dison of tho United States the father ol : American belles lettrcs. But sir," con- tinued he, "is it not astounding that a man of such a genius, fancy and feeling, should abandon himself to tho inebriating bowl, and to bacchanalian revels!" "Sir." said ' Dennie, "you are mistaken. I have been intimately acquainted with Dcnnio for several years, and I never knew or saw him intoxicated." - "Sir," rejoined the doctor, "you err; I have my information from a particular friend; I am confident that I am right, and that you are wrong." Dcnnio now ingeniously changed the con versation to tho clcrffy, remarking that Drs. Abcrcrombicand Mason were amongst our most distinguished divines; neverthe less, he considered Dr. Dwight, President of Yale College, tho most learned theo logian tho first logician and tho greatest poet that America had ever produced. "But, sir," continued Dennie, "there are traits in his character, undeserving so great and wise a man, of the most detestable do scripliou ho is tho greatest bigot and dog matist of tho age !" "Sir," said the doctor, "you are grossly mistaken; 1 am intimately acquainted with Dr. Dwight, and I know to the contrary." "Sir," replied Dennie, "you are mistaken ; I have it from an in timate acquaintance of his, who I am con fident would not, tell an untruth." "No more slander," says tho doctor, "I am Doc tor Dwight of whom you speak !" "And exclaimed the other, "am Mr. Dennie, of whom you spoke !" The astonishment of Dr. Dwight may bo better conceived than told. Suffice it to say, they mutually shook hands, and were extremely happy in each other's acquaints anco. Some Advertising; Models. V The following genuine "ads." are extract- ' ed from an amusing littlo volume entitled I English as She is Wrote," forming No. Sof Apploton's "Parchment Paper Series:" JNWO YOUNG WOMEN wont washing. IXHLL THE GENTLEMAN who loft hi. f V stomach tor analysis please call and get It, together with the result? WANTED, a young man to take charge or horses of a religious turn ot mind. t?OU RENT, a one, olry, well-furnished bod C room forgenlleman twolve feet square. WANTED, ft woman to wash, iron and nailb one or two cows. TICKETS, 5 cents; children, half-price, to be had at the captain's office. To theso native specimens we add an ex tmplo clipid for u from an English pro vincial newspapor; JUST RECEIVED, a fine lot of live Oslend rabbits. Persons purchasing the same will 10 skinned and cleaned while they wait. Someiiodt says that drinking beer will WCnch the thirst. Perhaps it may, but not so luickly as water. Some men's thirst is so lard to quench with beer that they swallow en glasses inside of an hour, whereas one ntpf water will satisfy a plain, ordinary, vcry-day thirst for eight or ten hours at a 'mo. SNOW-The Florist. Best of goods. 87 BANK STREET. Store of Canned A Webster. fi? CHAPTER L BAGS AND TATTERS. Lawrence Drane awoke with a shud der from a dream of poverty. Doubt less many people would like to know how ho did it. Some of us have tried it and failed. We have struggled with this nightmare even when our eyes wore open, and have not cast It off. In various shapes it haunts the shadows of this world. Mr. Drane, nowever, awoke; but before sending him our con gratulations let us see what he found waiting for him. The first thing he saw on opening his eyes was a ragged coat which lay upon his arm. It was a garment eminently qualified to be offensive to a gentle man; shiny, soiled and raveled at the edges. Mr. Drane blinked at it an in stant and concluded that it must be a part of his recent troublesome f anoies. "Got out," he muttered, sleepily, shak ing tho garment to the floor; "you're a fake. I dreamed you, and I'm going to wake up in a minute." No wonder he was deceived, for the coat fitted tho dream with diabolioal ac curacy. It had not been a vision of financial embarrassment alone; he had seen himself walking on tho uppers of idlsgrace over the rocky road of despair. 1 His first waking impression had been a great thankfulness that he was him- self again, a man of wealth and consid eration; a gentleman by birth and breeding. Then he had seen the ragged ;coat and denied its reality. He let his head fall upon the pillow again and sank for a moment into sleep. Then no awolce wltn a start. 1 "Queer notion about that coat," he 'said, and glanced over the edge of the 'bed. Tho coat was there. None of its fine points had got away. The summer sunbeams round tho edges of the cur Itains glinted upon its greasy wrist bands and glassy sleeves. Mr. Drane -sat upon the bed and stared stupidly at (the strange garment. The sight con fused him. Ho tried to recall the events which 'had preceded his sleep. He remembered "is journey eastwara irom his Dome in .Kansas City; tho business interests which he had in charge; the hot, dusty, 'tiresome ride which had brought him to New York on his way to Boston. He recalled how he had found himself so tired that ho had resolved to wait in New York long enough to have a good nap In a hotel; bow he had entered the .first one he found, and had stumbled Sleepily along in the wake of the haU- he nad cast himself upon tho bed after removing only his outer clothing. "By the way," thought he, with a sud den start, "where are my clothes I should liko to know?" How easy it is to ask questions, and j how eternally hard it is to answer them. Mr. Drane's hasty but thorough search of the apartment revealed no reply to his very natural query. He dldh6t find his clothes because they were not there, i but he did succeed in discovering a i waistcoat .and a pair of pantaloons which owned disgraceful kinship with I the coat. "If I were a drinking man," he mut 'tered, in dire perplexity, "I think that I 'should find the motive for a great refor mation somewhere In this affair." ; At this moment be found himself con fronted by a mirror, and as his own re flection met his eyes he couldn't help being assailed by the idea that a change had come over his countenance which, if it were not equal in extent to that I which had overtaken his clothes, was yet in the same unfortunate direction. Of course it was one of those crooked hotel mirrors which so shockingly wreck the features of their victims. Accord- ing to this veracious glass, Mr. Drane had a swelling on his right cheek, and was afflicted with strabismus, erysipelas and a disordered liver, complicated with a three-days' beard. None of theso per sonal charms had any real existence ex cept the beard, and that wasn't so bad as It looked. In spite of it, Mr. Drane was a very good-looking young man; but he couldn't see it in that glass. "Jingo!" he exclaimed, as he gazed upon this optical monstrosity. "They've stolen me along with my clothes. I must have assistance." He turned to the annunciator and con sulted the directions for its use. First, he rang once for the hall-boy, but there was no response. Then he gave three jabs for ice-water, but it did not come. Six for a hack and seven for the police were equally unproductive; and when he had tried eleven for the fire depart ment and twelve for an ambulance he cave it up. "If they had given me permission to rir.g thirteen times for the coroner I should feel that I had done my full duty," groaned Lawrcnoe; and then he laughed, it was all so absurd. Ho felt in the pockets of the deplorable clothes whioh had beon left for him, but he did not find their late wearer's name and addit'SS, nor any other artlolo of West End Drug Store, 111 West Main St. Pure drugs aud chemicals, dons earef ully compounded. V Presorip- value. Tho loss of his money and watch did not trouble him much,, for he had never felt the pressing need of a dollar, and did not knowjghat its absence may Imply. As for hisatch the police would recover that. Mr. Drane had exaggerated notions about the metropolitan police. He did not know that before they would -find that watch in tho ordinary course of their business ho would be aU done with time and a largo part of eternity. -' So he didn't worry about those things, but bestowed his regret very sensibly upon the absence of certain papers. He knew nobody in New York, and had now no means of establishing his Identity. Evidently he would have to make the landlord telegraph to his friends while he remained in pawn for all further charges at tho hotel. The first necessity was to get down stairs to the office, for while he delayed bis clothes were no doubt getting more and more remote every minute. He .ventured into the hall in his under clothing, but was instantly driven baok by the sight of a young woman's back. That In itself was na considerable, but there was mo telling When she might turn about. So Mr. Drane retreated. Consideration, repulsive and pro longed, showed him that there was no help for it, he must don the habili ments of .poverty. His soul was full of wrath, tempered with admiration when he thought of the coolness of the thief who had made the exchange of gar ments so cleverly, no remembered that for greater security he bad held his eoat in his arms when he had lain down to sleep. Dressed in the character of Lazarus Mr. Drane hastened along the hall and intercepted the elevator In Its descent "Down," said he, with dignity. "Walk down," replied tho elevator boy, snarply, as the car swept by. It was the first humiliation of rags. Mr. "PUT THAT TRAMP OUT." Drane walked down according to di rections. He approached the clerk. "Some miserable thief " ho began. Tho clerk struck a big bell with alarm ing force. "Walsh," said he to a porter, "put this confounded tramp out. I thought you fired him an hour ago." "So I did, sir," said Walsh, rolling up bis sleeves, "but he don't come baok this time unless his remainders is brought up from the sidewalk in a bas ket." Mr. Drane turned about with the in tention of standing the porter on his head for his impertinence, a thing he could easily have done, for he was a young man of remarkable strength and excellent training in the use of it; but as he turned he saw his own image in a long mirror let into the walL He was the ideal dead-beat. He stared at this libelous caricature of himself with utter amazement. The character reaohed out from the mirror and seized upon him with a grip he could not shake off. He seemed to shrink morally, intellectually and physically to fit his garments and there was no more back-bone in his body. He was the tramp all over. In spite of himself, he played the part to the life and submitted to ejection with only the ordinary protestations of injured in nocence which are always ridiculous. He stood on the edge of tho sidewalk and endeavored to collect his senses. It was time to stop making mistakes and he knew it. Evidently he must have money, and the only way to get it that was speedy enough to satisfy the demands of his impatience was by wire. He found a telegraph offioe and wrote out a modest request that his father in Kansas City should send five hundred dollars at tho rate of one hundred and ninety thousand miles a second or faster If the electricity could be hurried. It was a branch telegraph office and a young man with a shrewd face waa in charge. "Send this collect," said Lawrence, laying down his message. "What do you take me for?" inquired the young man, blandly. Lawrence recognized that some ex planation was necessary, so he briefly outlined the case. The young man looked Interested, and Lawrence was en couraged. He entered more into detail, and the young man put on a sweet and trustful smile. Lawrence reached the point in his narrative where the porter loomed into prominence, and he hesi tated, feeling the humiliation of his de feat. 'And then and then," said he, blush ing. "And then," said the young man, sol emnly, "you put the cork back into the bottle and the green snakes disappeared. I commend your prudence. You've had enough." "Do you mean to intimate that I am intoxicated?" "Not at all," replied the young man; 'but you'll have to try this story at the main offioe on Broadway. It is too ex citing for my nerves." From this position the manager re fused to recede, and Lawrence was obliged to content himself with direc tions how to find the main office. It was not a very long walk, but shame at his garments made it a path of torture. It was not plain sailing after he got there, either, for it took half an hour of painful argument to coax the message on to the wire. The answer was slow in coming. "The long evening twilight was well ad vanced before he was notified that Kan sas City had been heard from. This waa the reply: "Have wired money to New Haven. "Saitoobd Drank. PENMANSHIP. Prof. Hoi ley TWhna nvnrr nnnil to write fine flpid business hand in a course tf U prlrate lessons a-d NO FAILURES. rTAllklalsof uen werk eieouted in the blghestde or, tne an 131 Bank Bt When Lawrence read this he deeply regretted his small command of - ex-j pletives. His disappointment nearly! burst him. Any reply?" asked the man who had; brought the telegram. Lawrence's tem per got the better of him, and he wrote:' "Why didn't you send it to Jericho? ' "L. D." He cooled down after awhile, and! finally persuaded the night manager to have a query sent to New Haven. The answer read as follows: "Lawrence Drane collected money here. Fully identified." When this reply had been read by the night manager it was evident that' he had made up his mind what to do. Lawrence saw it in his eyes, and he knew that he was in a bad scrape. He TP re pared to get out, for he was well aware that arrest stared him in the face. The manager tried to detain him. Lawrenoe pushed him over a chair and fled, hotly pursued by a half dozen messenger boys and a few clerks. He was too nimble for them, however, and. in a few minutes he stood alone upon the street, penniless, tired and bungrj .' It Is a curious physiological fact that a man can voluntarily abstain from food for twenty-four hours with far less re monstrance from his stomach than that organ will make if its owner unwillingly fasts for half that time. When Lawrence realized that he had not money enough to buy a sandwich he became hungrier than be had ever been before in his life.: He was positively faint, and as he stood upon a corner trying to decide upon a course of action he closed his eyes and. actually reeled with exhaustion. A man passing rapidly along ran against him. Lawrence did not even look at him. Toor fellow," muttered the stranger; "he's blind," and he slipped a ten-cent piece into Lawrence's hand. "Confound you 1" exclaimed Lawrence, in a rage, "I can see as well as you can." The stranger opened his eyes, his mouth and his charitable heart at the same moment. "Havel lived to see this dayl" he cried. "Here, my friend, here is half a dollar for the only really honest man in New York." Lawrenoe refused it, and tried to give back the dime, but the stranger wouldn't take it. He appeared to be an excep tionally humane old fellow. Lawrenoe walked along by his side for a few Steps, and the idea struck him that here was a chance to tell his story to believing ears. He began it with considerable hope in his heart, but he had got no further than a brief outline of his real financial solid ity and apparent poverty when he heard the stranger mutter: "New game; new game. Never saw it before, but I'm onto it just the same." Then he hurried away, and Lawrenoe was left alone with the dime still in his hand. The encounter had not been wholly unprofitable, at all events. Ho debated long with himself upon the question how he should expend his ten cents. That he should buy food with it was of course a foregone conclu sion, but how could he get the most for his money? He tried to rocall all the stories he had heard of men who had been in similar depths of poverty stories told by Bohemian acquaintances who prided themselves upon such ex periences. In all of these that he could remember the salvation of tho narrator had ultimately depended upon that great modern Institution, the free lunch. He had never had any personal experience with such fare, because he was a total abstainer, and never visited places where free lunches are found; but he thought he knew the machinery prettv well from the experience of others. It was necessary to buy a drink at the bar, after which one could go to a convenient counter and gorge himself with all the delicacies of the season. He looked about him for a saloon. There was one behind him, another in front of him and several more in sight. New York is that kind of a town. Law rence hesitated. He reflected that his circumstances did not justify him in selecting a gilded den of vice where drinks might be fifteen cents apiece. He must ohoose something better suited to a trentleman in adversity. He select ed a den without any gilding and en tered. Approaohlng the bar he put down his ten cents and tried to think of some mild decoction which he could safely take. It was ono of Mr. Drane's peculiarities that he could not drink alcoholio liquors, or even wines, without almost instantaneous inebria tion. He never dared drink even a glass of wine with his dinner because it went to his head, lieer he detested. He was in a quandary. Well, young feller?" said the bar tender, interrogatively. At that moment Lawrence's eyes rested upon this in scription: : GENUINE STEW JERSEY APPLE-JACK, '. I TEN CENTS. '. "That must be something like cider," he reflected, and then he said aloud: Give me a glass of apple-jack." "It's a little out of season, but I'll go yer," saia tne Darxenaer, ana ne pro duced the fluid. Lawrence drank it in a hurry, because he was anxious to get at the free lunch. It made mm cougn "Your apple-jack is a trifle strong,' said he. auoloceticallv. "If you don't like our apple-jaoic, saia tne oarKeeper, you uau iio. . . . . .( n lm . do plaoe, see?" Lawrence nastenea to say tnau on sec ond thought he found it the best he had ever tasted. In reality he perceived with horror that it was already going to his head. There was a mist before his eves as he made for the lunch counter, but that was not the reason why he did not find what he expected. He saw all that there was a few fragments or crackera In the bottom of a biff bowl and a liberal suDnly of pickled cucum bers in a tin nan. That was all. And the dime was irrevocauiy gone. 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