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The Captain's Umbrella.
Captain Fortescue danced for the
l)est part one happy evening with the
prettiest girl of the season. And the
gallant captain fell desnetately in love
with her. lie went home in the bright
mistiness of an early summer morning
in a high fever of excitement, for he
believed that Miss lira >gi idle viewed
him with considerable favor.
The next afternoon he went to call
on her. She seeiued to him even more
beautiful in the daylight and a simple
dress ; he became momentarily more
and more in love. Aud now ho fan
cied that uot only Miss Bracegirdle,but
her mother, regarded him with kindly
eyes. Iu that case he had but to go in
aud win. He resolved so to do, and
left the house so full of his passiou and
his thoughts that he forgot—his um
brella. This sas no unusual circum
stance. Captain Fortescue was given
to forgetting his umbrella, and leaving
it in a handsome cab or any other con
venient place. Thus it happened that
this which he had now left was the ou-
Ip one he possessed. The next day he
knew Miss Bracegirdle was going to an
afternoon fete at the Botanical Gar
dens. He intended to meet her there.
But it was showery, thunderous weath
er, aud he felt that to visit the Botani
cal Gardens without an umbrella would
be dangerous and difficult. Besides,an
umbrella is often admiralhy useful dur
ing the progress of a love affair.
He had learned by accident that the
Bracegirdles were goiug out shopping
in the morning. He
fore, to call and ask the housemaid to
give him his umbrella. This seemed
exceedingly simple, but luck was a
gamst .Captain Fortescue. The maid
who admitted him on the day before
had this very morning departed in a
four-wheeled cab with two boxes on
the top of it,her "month" being "up."
A uew maid had taken her place—oue
of a less smiling disposition than the
"I called here yesterday afternoon,"
said the captain, "and left my umbrel
la ; will you let me have it ?"
Something in the sternness of the
eyes which were upon him made him
falter before he had said the last word
of his requests ; it suddeuly occurred
to him that he might fiud it a little
difficult to prove that the umbrella iu
question was indeed his own.
"No, thank you," said the maid.
"I've had enough of that* at my last
place. I'm not going to get into trou
ble here. Better take to an honest
trade,young man." With which piece
of advice she shut the door in Captain
Fortescue's face, leaving the officer as
tonished. quenched aad crest-fallen.
He went straightway and bought a new
umbrella. Armed with this, and ad
mirably attired in other respects, he
went to the Botanical Gardens, where
he met Miss Bracegirdle, who seemed
more beautiful, more charming and
more graceful than ever.
As soon as it seemed at all decent lie
called again, feeling very contented
with himself and his fats. But when
be asked whether Mrs. Bracegirdle was
at home and the stern ma'd eyed him
for a silent awful instant, his spirits
"She is not," said the maid, and
shut the door with an abruptness that
gave him a singulaily disconsolate
When, about an hour later, the la
dies came in and tbe maid brought
them some tea, she said to Mrs. Brace
girdle : "If you please, ma'am, that
young man has been here again who
came one day with the umbrella dogde.
He asked if you were at home—of
course he knew you were not—and I
suppose he had some plan for getting
into the house, but I shut the door in
his face and would not listen."
"That's right, Eliza," said Mrs.
Bracegirdle, "never give them a chance
to go inside the hall. There's been to
much of that stealing of coats and um
brellas in this neignborhood ; it never
would happen with a sensible house
maid. Master Harry leaves his things
hanging in the hall, so that it would be
quite easy to carry off a coat or" um
brella, if you left the man there alone
for a minute. If he is so impudent as
to come again, the moment you see
who it is shut the door."
The next afternoon was Mrs. Brace
gridle's "day at home." Capt. Fortes
cue had not intended to go then ; he
wanted the lovely Miss Bracegridle to
himself, not surrounded by a crowd "of
admirers. But as he had not been able
to see her the day before, he determin
ed to brave the crowd, and be content
if he got bat one smile all his own.
And so he presented himself once more
at Mr 3. Bracegridle's door, this time
knowing her to be within. But when
it wis opened and he confidently fram
the phrase, not as a query, but an as
sertion, "Mrs. Bracegridle at home V"
and proposed immediately to enter the
maid said shortly,"No,she is not," and
quickly shut the door upon him.
MILLHEIM, PA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 14., 1884.
V* V ■ F
WI /' AIBEMRHBVV
No words can describe his feelings.
He stared blankly at the handsome
door, well shut and Arm, that sudden
ly had closed upon him and separated
him from his love. What could this
awful thing mean V Had Mrs. Brace
gridle heard something—false,of course
and uttered by some other base admir
er of her daughter—which had made
her take this cruel step ? It was im
possible to guess. It was impossible
to knock again and ask ; it was ridic
ulous to staud staring at the door. He
turned to descend the steps and walked
down the street.
Before he had gone half way he met
a hated rival, a very fine fellow, whom
he had only begun to bate in the last
three or four days, since he had notic
ed that Miss Bracegridle sometimes
gave him very charming and encourag
ing glances. Captain Fortescue walked
on slowly and listened for the confident
rat-a-tat-tat of his rival, lie heard it.
listened and looked back. The door o
pened aud the visitor instantly admit
The unhappy man who had been
turned away from the same entrance,
sighed heavily and went away down
the sunny street, hanging liis head.
He told himself that it woald be only a
fool of a madman who could pretend to
misuuderstand so plain a refusal as
this. Perhaps it was meant kindly, he
thought, and groaned at the thought.
Miss Bracegridle was no coquette, and
did not care to have men offer her their
love when she had no intention of ac
cepting it. He was so desperately en
amored of her that he busied himself
in trying to see this cruel cut as a kind
deed. His hopes were gone ; but he
could not bear so suddenly to lo3e his
idol. He determined he would not
worry her by his unwelcome presence
where she could not easily avoid him,
nor permit himself to be laughed at by
his successful rival. So he excused
himself from certain engagements at
houses where he knew lie should meet
her. He gave up dancing and took to
"Mamma," said Miss Bracegirdle
one day, "doesn't it seem odd that for
three weeks Capt. Fortescue has not
"It does," said Mrs. Bracegirdle ;
"and yet, when I come to think of it,
we have not met him out anywhere,
either. lie must be ill, or more likely
he has gone out of town. He will call
when he comes back."
This she said, noting that her daugh
ter looked a.little pale and out of sorts.
But, secretly she was uneasy herself.
Capt. Fortescue had shown signs of be
ing so hot a wooer that it seemed very
improbable he would leave town with
out a word to them. At the next op
portunity she quietly made some inqui
ries about him, and learned that Capt.
Fortescue was neither ill nor out of
town. This was bad news indeed ; for
Mrs. Bracegirdle knew perfectly well
that her daughter's heart was seriously
touched ; and, as Capt. Fortescue was
perfectly "eligible," all had promised
fairly. Now that fair promise was de
stroved. There was nothing to be done
except try, by other distractions, to e
rase the impression which Captain
Fortescue had made. Mrs. Bracegidle
devoted herself to the daughter more
tenderly than ever, and the girl under
Amid all the gayety and the many
engagements which came with every
day, there was a melancholy about the
house which had never b*en there be
fore. It was impossible for them to
banish it altogether. Even Mast er
Harry, a cheerful youth of 14, became
aware of it at last, and declared his sis
ter was not "half as jolly as she used
to be. " One day when his mother and
sister were taking a quiet half hour be
fore dressing for dinner, he came into
the room carrying an umbrella.
"I say, mother, this umbrella's been
in the stand for a month. The fellow
it belongpd to has forgotten all about
it, I expect ; don't you think I might
have it ?"
"Isn't it yours ?" said Mrs. Brace
girdle. "I gave you a silver-handled
one last year."
"Oh, I lost that long ago," replied
the youth coollv, "and I may as well
have this instead. It's like mine, but
ever so much more sweller. There's a
PAPER FOR TIIJJfMOMK CIRCLE.
Cleveland and Hendricks,
name engraved on it ; I can liavo that
"Let me see the name," said Mrs.
Bracegirdle. She took it and read
An odd look came over her face.
She said nothing for a moment, but
seemed plunged in thought ; then she
arose aud went down stairs to the din
ing room. She rang the bell, and the
stern-eyed maid appeared.
"Eliza," she said, "can you remem
ber the appearance of that young man
who came one day and asked for an
umbrella ? He came twice,l think you
said,and asked for me the second time.
Will you describe him if you can ?"
"He was quite a gentleman to look
at, ma'am," said Eliza ; "but this sort
mostly are. Tall and broad-shouldered,
and military looking, with blue eyes,
very short fair hair, and a long, heavy
"That will do Eliza," said Mrs.
Bracegirdle, "you can go."
As soon as Eliza had left the room,
Mrs. Bracegirdle, sat down and wrote
a note. Then she tore it up and wrote
another, which was merely an informal
invitation to lunch the next day.
The she called Harry down to her.
"Harry," 3he said, "I want you to
go to Captain Fortescue's rooms, and
take this note and the umbrella. See
him if you possibly can and try to ex
plain about this unhappy umbrella and
that wreiched, sluuid Eliza."
Then she told Matter Harry the story
at which lie laughed immensely.
"Now, you must not laugh, but
think how you can do the thing nicely,
Harry. You can manage it admirably
if you choose. It is too absurd to put
on paper. And make Captain Fortes
cue promise to come to ltincb, just to
show he bears no malice."
Harry put ou his best manners, and
accomplished his task well, though he
felt much aggrieved at having to give
up the umbrella. Captain Fortescue
came to lunch, and this time Eliza
admitted him, and blushed as sho did
A Hard Run of Luck.
John Kelly has a run of bad luck in
appearing so often before Democratic
national conventions in opposition to
the candidate of his state. Each time
the man preferred by the rest of the
New York Democracy is the only man
who does not suit Mr. Kelly and his
associates. When he appeared _ before
the last conventions at St. Louis and
Cincinnati demanding any one but
Tilden, there was room tor the belief
that he was sincere persuaded that Til
den would make a bad candidate, and
there were a good many Democrats
throughout the country who were in
sympathy with that belief. But when
New York selects a new* candidate,who
is again particularly obnoxious to Mr.
Kelly, there is good cause for the sus
picion that Mr. Kelly is a hard man to
please with a presidential candidate
from his own state, and that in fact no
one will suit him whom he does not
think he can control. Cleveland's in
dependence and lack of allegiance to
Tammany Hall, is probably the real
reason for its leader's antipathy to him
and will as well account for the antag
onistic votes lie has found in the New
York delegation from other parts of
this state. The delegates look more
to their interests than to that of the
party in the state, and prefer a candi
date from outside the state, rather
than one of their own citizens who will
not be likely in 'the presidential office
to hold them at their own estimate of
themselves and reward them according
A Bold and Strong Nomination.
(From the N. Y. t Commercial Advertiser, rep.)
In nominating Mr. Cleveland the
Democratic party has done a bold
thing, but whether their courage is the
courage of discretion it would be pre
mature to say. Mr.Cleveland will prove
a strong candidate, but will meet, with
strong opposition. In making Govern
or Cleveland their candidate his party
has been deaf to the mandate of the
self-seeking politicians in whose path
the Goyernor has stood 'like a stone
wall' and has made an affective appeal
for the independent vote of the country.
Eating Before Sleeping.
"Go home and eat a good supper,
that's all the medicine you want," and
the medical gentleman to whom a re
porter had gone for a nervine, a seda
tive or sleeping potion opened the door
to show him out.
"But, doctor, it's 11 o'clock at
"Well,what of it ? Oh, I see. The
popular prejudice against eating at
night. Let me tell ton, my young
friend, that uuless your stomach is out
of order, it is more benefit to you to
eat before going to bed than it is harm
ful. Food of a simple kind induces
sleep. At what hour did you dine ?"
"Humph 1 Just what I thought.
Six o'clock. Fourteen hours between
dinner and your breakfast. Enough to
keep any man awake. By that time
the fuel necessary to send the blood
coursing through your system is burn
ed out. Animals sleep instinctly af
ter meals. Human beings become
drowsy after eating. Why ? Simply
because the juises needed in digestion
are supplied by the blood being solicit
ed toward the stomach. Thus the
brain receives less blood than during
the hours of fasting, and becoming pa
ler the powers grow dormant. Inva
lids and those in delicate health should
always eat before goiug to bed. The
sinking sensation iu sleeplessness is a
call for food. Wakefulness is often
times merely a synitom of hunger.
Gratify the desire and sleep ensues.
Tiie feeble will be stronger if they eat
on going to bed. Some persons are ex
hausted merely by the process of mak
ing their toilet in'the morning. A
cup of warm milk and toast on retiring
or of beef tea on awakening will correct
"But is it not essential that the
stomach should rest ?"
"Undoubtedly. Yet, when hungry
we should eat. Does the infant's
stomach rest as long as the adult's V
Man eats less often only because his
food requires more time for digestion.
Invalids and children at night may
take slowly warm milk, beef-tea or
oat-meal. The vigorous adult can eat
bread, milk, cold beef, chicken, raw
oysters or other such food. Of course,
it must be taken in moderation. You
start home now and take a cup of tea
and a beef sandwich on the way, and
I'll risk your sleeping. Good night !"
A Clergyman for Cleveland.
He Forcibly Tells The Reason Why.
Rev. Augustus Blauvelt writes as fol
I venture the prediction that the vast
majority of us Independent voters,nom
inally Republicans, will steadily adhere
to our present resolution not to vote
for Blaine. It is perfectly futile to en
deavor either to divert us or to delude
us by giving out that the protection of
American industry by a tariff is the
great question of the present campaign.
So far as the financial prosperity of the
country i 3 a leading issue of this Presi
dential contest, the issue is to be met
in either way rather than by a tariff.
In other words, the security of Ameri
can finances, both private and public,
just now far mortdepends upon protec
tion from domestic dishonesty than up
on protection from foreign competition.
In private affairs the methods of a
Ward replete the resources of the peo
ple by the millions. In municipal aff
airs the methods ot a Tweed, long
enough endured, would bankrupt the
metropolis itself. In national affairs
the reputed methods of a Blaine—well,
let us at least see to it that the next
President of the United States is reput
ed to be anhor.est man. And so far as
up to this time any facts have come to
light, any suspicious hayebeen promul
gated, Giover Cleveland is this honest
man, if nothing more. In plain terms,
it would be purely gratutious to enter
tain the remotest suspicion that,in con
nection with the corporations and mo
nopolies and political adventures and
governmental parasites of the country,
such a President as Grover Cleveland
would make could by any possibility
become one of the most engulfing forc
.es of a sort of moral financial mael
strom for the earnings of American in
dustry, the profits of American traffic,
the incomes ot' American investments.
Terms, SI.OO per Year, in Advance.
A Wicked. Deacon
They have managed to keep up with
tho times at Far liockaway, Long Is
land, all along, in a general way, but
lately they have fallen in the rear in
the matter of church scandals. Tho
Methodists of the town have at last
awakened, however, and come out of
their devotional lethargy to prove that
they are of this ara. Two of the lead
ing members 'of the church are John
flenry A brums, of a general
store at the railroad depot, and Ilenry
Cornell, |his wife's brother, who is a
master of a vessel at liockaway Bay
and a farmer in tho vicinity. Their
church is at Westvllle, in the town of
Hempstead. Cornell, the rough old
sea dog, has a rough, salty way of crit
icising tho saints and a method cf run
ning a church on ship discipline that is
not popular among the landsmen. He
has been especially severe on hypocrisy,
and in his outspoken, brusque way has
made several ot the loudest shouters at
the experience meetings hang their
heads. It was agreed that the Captain
should be sat upon and gagged to pre
yent him giving away church affairs in
discriminately, but there was no one
who volunteered to undertake the se
dentary task; so ho went his wild way.
At last the sea dog fell afoil of his
brother-in-law. He went one day to a
neighboring farmer named James
Hicks, who has a pretty wife, (at least
so Abrams alleges in a complaint he
has sworn to lately), and 'put the deyil
in his head.'
The Captain remarked, artfully :
'llicks, do ycu know that fellow
Abrams? He ain't no Christian,though
he pretends to be,and I tell you because
you ought to know it.'
'Why ain't lie a Christian? asked
Ilicks, pricking up his ears.
'Why, do you remember the revival
meeting in 1883 ?' continued Cornell.
'I do ; but what have they got to do
with it ?'
'Well, then, your wife was dead gone
on the revival with the rest of them,
'Well, go on. What occured ? asked
'My,' continued Cornell, 'I watched
him at one of these meetings and kept
my eye on the lady, too. He got down
on his knees and covered his face with
his hands and prayed like sun, but all
the time he was peekin' through his fin
gers and winkin' at the lady.'
'What! Winkin' at her ?'
'Yes, aiul pretty soon she got up and
went out, and pretty soon he got up
and followed her and they were seen
walk in' together and—'
'.See here, Cap'n Henry, [do you want
to say it was my wife be winked at V
exclaimed the furious farmer.
'I don't say nothin'—l only tell facts,'
said the cunning old sea dog. 'But
I'll say that your wife went out of
meetin' just about that time, too.'
This raised a 'circus' such as Rocka
way had not seen in years. The angry
Hicks went for Abrams, and the goss
ips of reiigous circles took up the story
and made it so hot, that Rockaway be
came Hades for the parties concerned.
The centre of gravity—an English
The original Boone companion was
Daniel's trusty rifle.
The man who 'found his level' was a
carpenter, of course.
De fust step toward spilin' a child, is
ter laugh an' call him smart ?when he
-Not eyery dog that barks in the night
is mad, but the man who is trying to
Isn't it curious that Bar Harbor
should be situated in such *a strictly
temi>erance State as Maine ?
Student: Heat expands and cold con
tracts. Professor: Correct. Give an
example. Student: During the Sum
mer the affections of city people for
their country relatives expand and in
"Winter they contract.
A colored man not long ago went to
the counting-room of a newspaper of
Galveston, Texas, to subscribe for it.
'How long do you want it?' asked the
clerk. '.Tes as long as it is, boss ;if it
don't fit de shelyes I can ta'r a piece off
A Sunday-school teacher, says an ex
change, had grown eloquent in pictur
ing to his little pupils the beauties of
Heaven, and he finally asked: 'What
kind of little boys go to Ileayen A
lively little four-year-old boy, with
kicking boots, flourished his fist. 'Well,
you may answer,' said his teacher.
'Dead ones' shouted the little fellow, at
the extent of bis lungs.
Mrs. Blank : I don't see why they
don't invent a shoe-button that won't
come off the first time the shoe is worn.
Mr. Blank : I belieye there is a metalic
fastener of some kind: Mrs. Blank :
Oh, yes; I have tried them.The buttons
don't come off, but they tear the leath
er. LOOK at my new pair of No. twos.
They are ruined. What would you ad
vise me to do ? Mr. Blank : Have
the buttons put on a ;pair of No. sixes.
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Some Mexican Superstitions,
Not long ago, in one of the frontier
towns of Mexico, a man shot a defense
less old woman down in the street In
broad daylight. He was captured with
his carbine in his hand and when exam
ined before the magistrate gave as. reas
on for his crime that the murdered wo
man had been called upon to .'nurse his
brother, who was sick, and had, by
working charms upon (him, caused his
death. The firm belief in phantoms is
taken advantage of by evil disposed
persons,who, disguised as women, glide
aoout the suburbs secured from moles
tation by any passers-by. These phan
toms haunt grown men
will gravely tell you of 'phantasmns/as
they call them, seen near or at the spot
where men have been murdered-These
generally bear the form of men lying
dead, weltering in their blood. Those
that recount you these tales affect not
to believe in the existence of spirits,
but one can see that although, like
Mine, de Stael, not believing in ghosts,
they are afraid of them all the same.
At Pueblo a man went before one of
the judges and asked protection from a
discarded sweetheart who, be declared,
had made an image the exact represen
tation of him, and which was carefully
dressed in clothes like those he wore,
and that she stuck pins in the arms and
legs of this puppet, which act caused
him the most awful tortures, fearful
pains shooting through the portions of
body corresponding to those in which
the pins were stuck on the puppet. He
had dragged to -court the woman, and
actually bore the puppet in his hand as
proof of what he said. He proposed to
destroy this uncomfortable pirated
edition of himself, and only asked that
the judge would prevent thewoman
from making another one.
The superstitions, of course, give
rise to a considerable traffic in charms,
in which may be found a curious inter
mixture in religious belief. A thief,
for instance, will carry as a charm a
gainst detection some carious verses
addressed to the patron saint of his
guild. Love powders and portions are
often used, aud sundry old men and
women yelped 'curanderoe' make a liv
ing as doctors, practicing a curious
medicine and neeromacy. It is not so
joug ago, in an interior city,that one of
the old women smothered herself and
patient, a tax collector of some intelli
geuce, to death in an improyised Russ
ian bath, in which she raised a mephi
tic vapor of certain herbs for the pur
pose of driying out a witch that inhab
ited the body of her patient. The fact
that she herself perished shows that
she believed in ghosts and thought she
could not conquer them. Before enter
ing the bath she told her attendant to
pay no attention toany cries from with
in, as the witch would probably make a
great disturbance before allowing her
self to be dislodged.
Democratic Nominations for
' Fifty Years.
The nominations made by the Demo
cratic Conventions within the last fifty
years are as follows :
1836 .Martin Van Buren* Ist ballot.
1840, Martin Van Buren, unanimously*
1844, James K. Polk, Oth ballot.
1848, Lewis Cass, 4th ballot.
1852, Franklin Pierce, 49th ballot.
1856, James Buchanan, 17th ballot.
1860, John C. Breckenridge,s6th ballot.
1864, George B. McClellan, Ist ballot.
1868, Horatio Seymour, 23d ballot.
1872, Horace Greely, endorsed.
1876, Samuel J. Tilden, 2d ballot.
1880, Winfield S. Hancock, 2d ballot.
1884. Grover Cleveland, 2d ballot.
The 1860 convention that nominated
Breckenridge balloted fifty-five times
at Charlston, S. C., then adjourned to
Baltimore, June 18, when Brecken
ridge was unanimously nominated' on
the first ballot. The "bolters" met
the same day and nominated Stephen
A. Douglas on the first ballot.
In 1852 Franklin Pierce's name first
appeared on the thirty-fifth ballot,when
Virginia gave him her fifteen votes.
Lewis Cass aud James Buohanangwere
the leading candidates on most of the
forty-five ballots, but at ue time did
either have a majority even of the con
vention, while a two-thirds vote was
required to nominate.
"Broken English" recites the story
of a Frenchman, M. Dubois, who com
plained to an Edglish friend : "I am
going to leave my hotel. I paid my
bill yesterday, and I said to the land
lord, 'Do I owe anything else ?' He
said, 'You are square.' 'What am I?'
He said again, 'You are square.'
'Thatte strange,' said I. 'I lived 80:
long I neyer knew I was square before.'
Then as I was going away he shook me
by the hand, saying, 'I hope you'll be
round soon.' I said, *1 thought you
said I was square. Now you hope I'll
be round.' He laughed and said,
'When I tell you you'll be round, I
mean you won't ba long.' I did not
know how many forms he wished me
to assume." '
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