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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.
JOHN NOI4AN, 80 East Main St.,
Choice lienors, wines, ides and lager,
foreign and domestic cigurs. Oive me a
Martin Hellmann
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.
18 Exchancb Placb
Sample Room, Billiard & Pool Tables,
1 1 West Main Street.
Successor to Otto Ochsner.
Ladies And Gents Restaurant,
Meals to order at all hours.
First Class Dinner for 25 cents.
UP Parlor Stoves and Ranges at cost
New aud Becond-httud Furniture bought
sold and exchanged by
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.
No. 10 North Maiu St.
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.
psu n Fats abs Twin.
-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
htrts lie. Starched and Ironed So. Collars
Hj cuff b and Caps Collars So. i -r
taut MAIS STREET. Telephone Wo. M.
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.
" 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
"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
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
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.
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
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.
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
SNOW-The Florist.
Best of goods.
Store of Canned A Webster.
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.
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.
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
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
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
"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
"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
"Do you mean to intimate that I am
"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.
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
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
"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.
He srathered uo a few cracker crumbs
and tried to eat one of the pickles, but
aa a Bohemian meal it was not a suc
cess. Xen minutes later ne was out in
the street. The apple-jack was witb
him. and it was very busy. It made tho
Uarhts in the windows danoe Like de
mons; it dug holes in the pavement
under his feet; it filled his brain with a
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