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TURNING A CORNER.
BY THOMAS DUNK ENGLISH.
lYter Duke, of ths firm of Duke &
Co. —(his only son Philip,was the com
pany). was a busy and prosperous mau.
The firm was making money very fast
in the soap line, and desired to make
more. He was a plain, honest and
hard working man, apt to b last that
he had started business with only a
hundred dollars in cash and now had
multiplied the original capital by thous
ands. He 9pent little time in boasting,
however, being too busy in his effort to
make the whole world wash itself clean
with Duke's Kimolia, as he called his
soap, and to force every laundress to
use hisKonia,a powder whose detergent ,
qualities were well known. Peter did
not know the meaning of these words,
bit tuey sounded well. He had paid a
literary Bohemian ten dollars to invent
him something sonorous. The latter
had turned to a Greek-English diction- :
ary, and found these undei the head of '
'soap.' Peter was pleased and so was
the Bohemian—with the ten dollars j
and a doz?u cakes of the soap thrown
in. The soap itself was good. The
aim of an exjien soap boiler is to recon
cile solidity of sirncture with a large |
volume of inclosed water. Some of
them increased the weight of the com
pound by the addition of extraneous
matter, but Peter was honest and left
out the dirt. His sale of Kimolia was
great, and so was the profit.
Besides a son, Peter had a fair
daughter, aud, next to his soap factory
and his shekels, 113 loved her. And
Millicent—her mother, now ueail and
gone, had picked up the name from an
English society novel—was quire a lova
ble person. She was good looking,fair
ly educated and put on a good style,
j Through her school acquaintance and
her father's money she went 'into a
very lespectable set, and as she looked
well, dressed well and talked w ell, had
plenty of pocket money aud a prospect -
■ ive portion of some size, and a present
tongue of her own, if needed, they for
bore to turn up their noses at soap.
, At first those who were poor aud proud
I _aud proud poverty is frequently inso
lent—uudertook to snub her a little ;
but 3he gave snub for snub, and then,
leaning against the valualle pile of
soap bars, defied tbem. Whether be
i cause of her manners or her father's
money, she had many masculine ad
mirers. Chief among these was Myn
dert van Stopel, the great operator in
Wall street, whose huge fortune was
built up of the wrecks of railway and
other corporations. He had met her at
Long Branch the summer before, and
thought, to use his own words, that
she had a 'heap of go in her.' Mi ndert
, though ho prided himself on his noble
I Dutch ancestry—the fiist of his fore
fathers was Cornelia Pietersie, with no
Van at all—thought more of slaughter
ing the bears in 'the Street.' And he
had slaughtered them to some purpose,
lie was foity years old, short, stout
and red faced, with loud voice and ob
structive manners—everything but the
imaginaty, shrewd looking man of af
fairs. He had begun as a boy in a bro
ker's office, rose to be a clerk, went
from there to the curb stone and then
to a seat in the Exchange, ad his
wealth was very far up in the millions,
lie had been too busy to think tC mar
riage, but lie had a remarkably last
horse, and why should he not buy a
wife ? Millicent rather rebuffed his
advances, but be knew the value of
money and bided his time.
There was a rival in the field, Myn
dert did not know it, though if he had
MILLHEIM, PA., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10., 1880.
known lie would have despised such a
competitor. This was Frank Moore,
the general inuua/ei employed by the
firm, who was highly valued because be
was faithful, tiuatworthy and knew all
about the work. He bad a good
salary and a slight commission on the
sales of the Kouia, which he had in
vented. Prudent, though not parsi
monious, Frank had managed to save
some money, and had .8-20,000 saved in
bond and mortgage, beside over #2,000
in bank waiting for a good investment.
A very good match he might Hope to
make, but to think of marrying Milli
cent and a handsome fortune seemed
MUlicent did not think so. Frank,
who came and went a familiar visitor
to the house and a great crony of Phil
ip, had known her since she was a lit
tle girl, and in this case at least famil
iarity did not breed contempt. The
two had a very good understanding
with one another and the senior Duke,
for a time was not well inforrmed in
the premises. But such things will
leak out, and at last the elder Duke
heard of it. Ho bubbled up like the
compound in one of the kettles and in
terviewed his daughter on the matter.
'See here. Milly,' lie said, 'l'm not
angry ; but 1 want you and Moore to
stop your philandering nonsense. You
ought to make a bettor match. Mooie
is a very nice young fellow, I own, I'd
find it hard to replace him in the facto
ry. But I dont want him for a son-in
law. You ought to look for some one
'Higher, papa. Do you want me to
be married by a son of Anak. Frank's
six foot and an inch.'
'Stuff ! you know what I mean.
Don't talk that way to me. There is
Van Stopel, who is half crazy after you.
Do you mean to give up millions for
'Not quite nothing, papa. Frank
has over twenty-two thousand dollars.'
'Twenty-two thousand fiddlesticks I
Why ! Van Stopel could settle a hun
dred thousand dollars on you for pin
money, and never miss it. You must
seud Moore about his business.'
Millicent shook tier head.
'What ! You woulda't be married
without my consent ''
'Oh, no, papa ! I never will ; but
when lam married I intend to have
my own consent. I have to live with
the man, you know, and you don't.
As for Van Stopel—well, 'a woman
may uot marry with her grandfa
ther !' '
'Grandfather ! \V hat are you talk
ing about ? Van is only forty.
Y'ounger than I am ; aud I am in the
prime of life.'
'Excuse me, he is too old for me.'
'You are an ungrateful, disobedient
'No, indeed, lam not, papa. I shall ■
not wed with any one against your will
—not even Frauk. So don't scold, you
dear old bear. Just consider—Mrs.
Livingston,'she gives a treat'—a grand
party next mouth, and I have to go.
And I declare I haven't a dress that I
haven't worn a half a dozen times—al
'That means you want a check.
llow much is it now ?'
'Oh 1 I'll be so economical, papa.
Two hundred and fifty will do.'
'Two hundred and fifty ! That's
economical, is it i Well, you shall
have the money. I'll send Moore with
it. No, I won't ; he must keep away.
\ r ou shall haye the money, but not
Moore. When he can settle a hundred
thousand on you I'll give my consent
and not before ; and I mean to tell him
so. I'll haye a serious talk with that
'You're not angry with him, papa,
because ho has fallen in love with
'No, that shows good taste ; but he
must have that hundred thousand dol
'I think pipe. I would like that hun
dred thousand dollars and Moore,' she
'Ffph !' said her father, explosively,
and wended out to the office. When
Moore came in with a gluwing account
of a large sale of Konia he cut him
'Never mind that,' he said, 'I have
something to say to you.'
And he said it in away so decided
that Frank trembled iu his boots.
Then he wound up with—
' You're very useful here and I don't
care to lose you. I'll put 25 per cent
on your salary ; but I won't have you
turning Milly's head. She has prom
ised not to have you unless I consent,
and I have told her that I never will
consent until you are able to settle a
hundred thousand dollars on her. And
I'll keep my word. That's all there is
about it. I'll drop the subject and do
you drop her.'
Poor Frank went out with different
spirits thau he had when he came in.
A hundred thousand dollars 1
Van Stopel called that evening, and,
to his great delight,found not only that
A PAPER ITjU THE HOME CIRCLE.
Millicent was at home, but was dis
posed to be gracious. In general she
avoided him ou some pietext or was
freezing polite, but now she was pleas
ant and chatty. They were alone to
gether, the father having gone to what
ho termed the 'library,' but which was
in fact, his smoking room ; for having
quite mastered the article 'Soap' in the
Encyclopedia, he never troubled the
dust-covered books. After the weatlu
er and such customary topics had been
discussed Millicent suddenly broke out
'Oh ! Mr. Van Stopel, I was reading
about stocks in the paper to-day. Do
explain to me what they do in Wall
street, and how they make and lose so
much money. Ido not understand it
Here was a subject on which Van
Stopel could not only talk, but talk
well. And he did. He explained all
about puts and calls and options and
margins, buyers' ten days and sellers'
five, so clearly that his fair interlocu
tor did not understand it. But she
did not say so.
T should like to speculate myself.
I have $250, and 1 should like to dou
ble it, just for the fun of the thing.'
"Miss Duke, you are very fortunate,
for just now there is the greatest—that
is, I think I know of a stock that will
surely 'I mean probably) rise to a high
er—a bet ler figure shortly ; and if you
intrust your little venture to me, I
promise that you shall much more than
'Oh, thank y>u ! Y'ou are so kind.
But then you know that I want to deal
with a broker myself. That would be
charming. If you could tell me how to
manage that 1 Could you, now ?'
And she beamed on him a bewitching
smile that fairly subjugated the great
•bull,' and tipped his horns with rapt
ure. lie smiled in return, hesitated—
and the man who hesitates, surrenders.
'There are several stocks that are
down, he said, that may go. I should
recommend the 8., S. and W.'
'B., S. and W, ?'
' Y'es—the Bai field, St. Bamaby and
Waukeeehaw railroad. It is standing j
now at 9.'
'How am I to go about it, please !'
lie told her.
'Dear me ! I shall never remember
all that. Please to wiite it all down
for me, will you ?'
Van Stopel, still under the fascina
tion, took out iis pencil aud wrote,
while Millicent sat by expectant. She
was at his shoulder, her breath fanned
his temples, and he could scarely write
legibly, but be persevered.
'Oh. thank you so much.'
'Now,' said he, 'I have shown you
two ways. You can either buy at ten
days, or you can buy outright. I
should recommend the latter. You
see your margin will be ten per cent,
on tha par value, which is 100, and not
on the selling price, which is nine.
Now, if you buy at ten days, you can
only get, s*ty about twenty-two .shares,
for you must keep some back'to fill up
your margin in case it falls.'
'Fill up rav margin !'
'Y'es ; I have explained that on the
paper. But if you buy outright you
will get tweiity-seyen shares, for you
will have no margin to fill and your
profits will be more. If yon were to
put ten thousand dollars or more into
the transaction it would be different.
Then a responsible broker, able to car
ry the amount either by his own means
or through credit, would treat the
stock, which has kept uniform price
so long, as favorably as he would a div
idend paying stock, and give you a con
tract at 5, and possibly at 3 per cent.
With your small amount, boy the stock
out right. I'll recommend you to a re
sponsible broker ; but be is one I nev
er do business with—a good and honor
able man, though ; but you must
promise that yon won't tell him or any
one else that I sent you.'
'I promise that J won't I reathe it—
not even to father.'
Millicent played the piano for him
| she played fairly; she sang for him—she
i sang well. Van Stopel was in the sev
| enth heaven, and was on the verge of
proposing right then and there, but he
lacked courage. He left, however, in
an ecstacy of de'ight,but it did not last
long. He was meditating one of bis
great strokes of finance, aud that soon
resumed possession of him to the exclu
sion of everything else.
The next day, while the elder Duke
was at the factory, Frank was at the
house, a note having been brought him.
Milly met him, beaming.
'Frank,' she cried, 'do you want a
'Do I, Milly ? Don't I, the worst
kind.' And he told her what her fath
er had said.
'He said the same to me, Frank. Can
you realize on that mortgage of yours?'
'No, I can't, because I have. It was
all paid up last week, and I'm locking
around for a new investment in one
lump if I can.'
A long conversation ensued, and
Milly gave her views with great energy
and decision. Frank demurred, but
finally half gave way.
'Has any one given you information
that makes you so confident V
'I promised not to tell.'
'May be old Van Stope '
'Ask me no more questions.'
'Uin I it is a great risk after all. .Sup
pose it were to keep going down ?'
'l've written on this paper what you
are to do then. In fact, here are your
'But how do you know—how did you
'Ask me no more questions.'
Well, but '
'Don't but mo, Frank. We're not
married, aud I'm your master now.
Take two hundred and fifty from me,
and put it in the pool.'
The Barfield, St. Baruaby and Waw
keesliuw was one of these railroads be
gan when everything was at a paper
value, that ran from Bar field, which
was next to nowhere, to Wawkeeshaw,
which was about the same kind of
place, with a branch to St. Barnaby,an
out of the way spot. It was a hundred
miles long with its branch. Other rail
ways fought it and refused connection ;
it was heavily mortgaged ; its expenses
a little overbalanced its receipts at
times, and it had stood at 9, nominal at
that for two years. Nobody wanted it,
in fact, at any price. That it would
ever rise seemed improbable if not im
possible, and two days after Moore had
secured a contract at 5 per cent, and
bought at 9, buyer ten days, the stock
figured at 8. Some one had found out
the purchase and was bearing. He had
to fill up and he grew frightened. He
couldn't sleep well. Milly whose little
balance of fifty was drawn on as she in
sisted it should be, was sanguine. She
did not believe in Van Stoppel as a lov
er, but she had great confidence in him
as an operator in stocks.
It leaked out that all the leading bro
kers had contracts on hand to deliver
large amounts of stock, and the bears
went to work. But suddenly it was
known that all the shares, barring a
hundred or so, were locked up. Then
came a startling rumor, as the stock
went up twenty, thirty, forty .anything
you please, that Van Stoppel was be
hind tht scenes "pulling the strings.
Wall street raved. It was a coiner.
Now a corner is a two-edged sword,
and keen as a razor, unless managed
dexteriously it cuts both ways. A gang
of brokers in the face of ruin are like
bucks at bay. They are dangerous.
But Van Stoppel was master of his art.
lie did not desire to luin anybody, if
the result was to destroy his profits.
With a noble magnanimity not proper
ly appreciated by this evil generation
he compromised at 50. His gains only
amounted to a few millions. Toe street
breathed easier. Moore, who did the
same thing—had to in fact, for when
the lion roars and the eateries—breath
ed very fast with astouishment.
The day after all was over, Peter
Duke came into the counting room,and
examined the letters of the morning.
Suddenly he tapped his bell, aud sent
for Mr. Moore, but the manager had
gone to Wall street.
'What takes him there? Send him
in when he comes," and at the word
Mooie entered. 'Oh, you're here, are
you ? I have a letter here from Jenk
ins. llow did the last invoice of fat
turn out V
'Lovely, sir ; lovely. Everything is
lovely, and the goose '
'What is the matter with you, Moore?
You seem excited.'
'Do I ? So I am.'
The old soap boiler turned his chair
around, and gazed on the young man
who went on with IDS talk.
•Didn't you say, sir, that I could
have Miss Milicent whenever I was able
to settle SIOO,OOO on her ?'
'Of course 'I did, but stop nonsense
and go into business.'
'That's just what I say, papa,' said
Milly, who came in as he spoke, 'stop
nonsense and go to business.'
'What do you want ?'
Frank thrust the bank book in the
old man's hand. Mr. Duke opened it
and looked up in astonishment.
•Park Bank 1 a hundred and eighty
odd thousand ! Why, where did you
get it ?'
'Bought 8., S. and W.—buyer 10, and
'Gambling in stocks, and the firm's
money going through your hands !'
'I beg your pardon, Mr. Duke, but 1
used my own money. I never was in
the Street before,and I shan't go again.'
And then he told the story of his ven
ture, and the great stroke of the great
'But how did you know ? Did ho
take you in ?'
'No, but,'—he was going to say—
•Milly took him in,' but he didn't, lie
merely added, 'I had a hint fromMiliy.'
Duke whistled, and then he laughed.
[Gentle reader, sir or madam, don't
interrupt me by asserting that Milly's
trick was bad and the whole set were
plunderers. lam telling a story, not
discussing a question of morals.]
'You'll keep your promise ?' inquired
'My daughter shall never marry the
manager of a soap works.'
I 'But you said exclaimed the
Terms, SI.OO per Year, in Advance.
4 ()f course I said, and I say now. you
are discharged as manager.'
Frank's countenance fell, and Milly
4 I can't get along very well without
you, and I'll compromise,' said Duke,
with a twinkle in his eye. 'Philip haa
one-fourth interest in the corcern. I'll
let you have another fourth the day you
settle that hundred thousand on Milly.
She shan't marry a mere manager ; but
I have no objection to a partner in the
firm as a son-in-law.' —.V. Y. Star.
WAVES OP DEATH.
Six Men Killed and Sixteen
Hurt On an Ocean Steamer
The Vessel Suddenly Covered With
an Avalanche of Water.
The ocean steamer Westernland, of
the Ited Star lins, swung Into her pier
at Jersey City the other afternoon after
a twelve days' voyage from Antwerp.
Her decks were crushed in,her staunch
sides wrenched aud strained, brokeu
beams of steel and plauks of oak proti ti
ded their jagged ends on every side.
The first glance suggested a story of
stress and storm ; of suffering and dis
aster. Disaster and suffering the ves
sel had encountered, but the story that
was to be told was not the ordiuary
one of raging winds and mountainous
waves that storm-beaten ships bring
wnn them. The winds had uot given
her warning, the waters had not lashed
themselves to threatening C ry, hut
when all seemed calm a single wave
had risen up from the sea a:;d Clashed
down upon the steamer's deck, leaving
behind it as it surged away more thau
a score of mangled bodies, dead or dy
ing or sorely wounded, lying amid a
mass of tangled wreckage.
It was on November 20 that the
Westemland, the staunchest of the Red
Star fleet, sailed out of Antwerp with
sixty-nine cabin and 074 steerage pass
engers and t wenty-t wo officers and men.
A heavy fog in the River Scheldt caused
the loss of a day, but after that the
weather was favo* able and the voyage
continued prosperous until Saturday
last, November 27. At noon on that
day Second Officer Ehoff, as he relates,
went 011 watch and found the sky
clear, a fresh bieizs blowing and a
model ale sea. The members of the
crew were busied about their various
tasks, and several of the steerage pass
engers were lounj. ing about the deck.
The cabin passengers were nearly all
below. While standing 0:1 the main
bridge the second officer suddenly saw
an enormous wave on the starboard
bow. The next instant another simi
lar wave was seen on the port side.
Joining each other at right angles the
two waves swept toward the \ s-el.
The united mass of water rose higher
than the lower yards of the foremast.
In a momeut it crashed down upon the
deck of the steamer and swept it fiom
bow to stem, carrying everything be
The turtle-back deck was crus' r> 1 to
splinters. The steel beams supp
it were broken off like pipe-st. as.
The stanchions were bent and tv\ ~>ied
and beaten down to the forecastle deck.
Everywhere lay masses of broken
planks and beams aud woodwork, iky
ing crushed in the wreckage were
twenty-two steerage passengers and
members of the crew.
As soon as the first moment of panic
had passed orders were given by Cap
tain Handle,who was on the after-deck,
to aid the injured, and the crew
promptly obeyed. Four of the seamen
were found to have been k'lled. Max
Frank, a steerage pissenger, had his
abdomen cut open and his skull frac
tured. lie died the next morning.
Gabriel Levaderi, another steerage
passenger, wass apparently but slightly
bruised. He bad, however, sustained
internal injuries which caused his
death five hours after Frank expired.
The others injured were suffering
from broken legs and arms and Dainful
bruises. They were at once taken to
the intermediate cabin, which was fit
ted up as a hospital, and carefully at
tended to until port was reached by the
ship's surgeon and Dr. Felix Cohen,
of New York, who was a passenger on
A steward who was just coming out
of a closet under the turtle back lost
the tips of two fingers in a curious
manner. The door opened forward
and was held open by a catch over the
top. The steward put his left-band on
the after door post just as the big sea
came along, carrying off the door,
the door, which caught the ends of the
fingers that projected beyond the door
post, shaving thein off as with a knife.
The officers of the vessel, one and all,
say that they never knew of an occa
sion when two such fugitive waves
came together in weath°r such a* that
which prevailed at the time ot the ac
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"You may talk about mad elephants
let loose, or circus tigers on the ram
page," said a man frotn Western Mich
igan, "but they are no comparison to a
crowd of angry and excited men hun
gering for your death. Four years ago
1 came into possession of three or four
pieces of property in Southern Indiana,
and I went down to look them ovtr.
At Jasper I concluded to get a saddle
horse. One morning, almost before any
body in the town was astir, and while I
was taking a beforc-breakfast walk, a
stranger came along astride of a fine
animal, and to my query as to whether
lie wanted to sell he returned a ready
affirmative. It was a soirel horse spot
ted with white, and one to be recogniz
ed and indentified on sight by any one
who had ever seen him before. The
price asked was sl2s,and though I beat
the man down to SIOO he told such a
straight story that I could haye 110 sus
picious of him. lie claimed to be a res
ident of Vincennes, and to have pur
chased the horse in New Albany. •
"I was congratulated by the villagers
on my purchase, and soon after break
fast set off for the south. After pio
ceeding about teu miles I turned to the
left, and had gone about three miles
when a band of horsemen, about a doz
en strong, came riding from the oppo
site direction at a gallop. The instant
we met they surrounded me. Some
had revolvers and some guns,and I was
menaced on all sides. I was astonish
ed, of course, half believing I had fall
en in with a band of robbers, but they
quickly gave me to understand to the
contrary. The horse under me had
been stolen the previous night, or at an
early hour in the morning, and the
owner was among those who surround
ed me. It didn't strike me that I look
ed like a horse thief, but those men
were mad and excited, and they had
me out of the saddle in a minute. Of
course I protested, telling them who I
was and where I could lie indentified,
but as they hustled me under a tree and
began to noose a rope the owner of the
nag slapped rae across the face and re
44 4 Shut up 1 You are the scoundrel,
and denials will be of no avail ! We'll
choke the breath out of you iu abcut
half a minute !'
"1 hey were going to bang an inno
cent man, and you can wager that I
did some of the most vigorous kicking
of my life. While they were noosing
me ana running the free, end over a
limb, I kept up my chiu music, and one
of the crowd became half convinced
that 1 was telling the truth. He began
toarguo that it wouldn't take'long to
prove or disprove my story, but he was
too late. Five or six men walked off
with the rope, and up I went. They
let me hang for a few seconds and then
lowered me, but only to repeat the dose
twice more. By that time they had
cooled off a bit, and my friend persuad
ed them that they could just as well
finish the hanging at .1 ;sper. I had
fainted dead away,and when they pour
ed whisky down my throat and revived
me it seemed as if my neck was two
feet long. There was a deal of growl
ing over the job not being finished then
and there, but they finally put me on a
horse and started for Jasper.
"The chap of whom I had purchased
the animal, and who was, of course,the
real thief, was so elated over the sale
that he forgot himself and remained in
Jasper to get drunk. He was speedily
found in a saloon, and he made no pre
tense of innocence. I thought they
would tear bim to pieces then and there*
but after beating him to a state of in
sensibility he was carried off into the
country a coupleof miles and left hang
ing beside the highway. I got back S9O
of my money, and as it was hauded to
me by the leader he said ;
44 'Stranger, we beg pardon for
stretching your neck, but next time
you buy a hoss in this State be a leetle
careful to buy of the real owner.' "
Detroit Free Press.
At the Wedding Breakfast.
Bride's little brother to bridegroom-
Did it hurt you much when she did it V
Bridegroom —What hurt me ?
Bride's L. B.—The hook. Did it go
in your lipt
Bridegroom—l don't know what you
Bride's Mother—Leave the table this
Bride's L. B.—What for ? I only
wanted to know if it hurt him. You
said Sis had fished a long time but she'd
hooked him at last, and I wanted to
Bride's L. B. is yanked out of his
chair ana hurried from the room, and
the bridegroom becomes meditative.
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