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J OI1N M. JLAllk7
JIJ8NOH OF TUB l'EAOE.
viii jvr ioyer uroH. Drugstore.
'nic. tu nrowr.r'abulldlng.sctondrioor.roorj-No.l
. H HANK ZU1B,
ATT O It N K Y-AT-L A W.
on r-e coruor of Cent rc and .Vain streets. Clark
Can bfl consulted In German
Oilier- on First lloor, front room of Col-
dmiiian litilhllug, Jiiiin street, below Ex.
pAOI, H. WIKT,
Office In Coldm-uan bcildino, Third noor.
AT . ORNEY-AT LAW,
Olllce la lowers' Building, 2nd floor,
R ShOHU. U S. W1NTIHSTKM.
ICNOKK & WINTBHSrKEN,
onto) in 1st National Dank building, second lloor,
ursiuoor 10 rue ii-ir, corner or Main ana AiarKPt
Birculs inooinsburg, l'a.
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p. ul lljieyeh,
(JUHTJUCT A TTOHNEY.)
CiTOIllcu over Dcntler's, shoe" 'store,
Bloomsburg, Pa. uir-30.80.
y. II. HIIAWN.
Omoo,oori!' ",u! fiurrtund Maln-ltroeta.
JJIOIIAEL F. EVENLY,
Csnvsyancer, Collector of Claims.
LEGAL ADVIRB IN THE SETTLEMENT OP
Ifomco In Pent er's building with F. r. Bill
mp)er, nUoruey-al-law, front 100ms, snd floor
Ulontnsburg, l'a. lapr-s-su.
H. IIONOHA A. UOUllINS.
omcc and residence. West Klrst street, Blooma-
turg, l'a. novas so ly.
Ju. MrKEI.VY, M. DBurgeon and Phv
. vtur, north side Main ntreet.bolow Market
T f Kl'TTEK,
omce. North Market street
DU. WM, M. ItEHHH Surgeon and
1'hyslclan. omco corner of Hnck and Market
W. R. TUBBS, PROPRIETOR
OPPOSITK OI1KT HOnSB
Large- otid com enlenl son pie roornB. Hath room,
hot and cola water; ana all modern conveniences.
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AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANIES
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Franklin, " "
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York, of Pennsylvania.
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oueens, of London.
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ilEltCII ANTS' OF NEWARK, N. J.
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Theneonleof Columbia countv should natron.
lze the agency where losses If any are settled and
iui j uj urn; ui luer uwu cilizuus.
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J AGENCY. Jloyer's new building, Main street,
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Royal of Liverpool 1S,m,ooo
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London i Lancashire, of England 1,709,1178
Ilartlord or iiartlord 3,i!78,0M
sprlngneld Kit o and Marine 2,082,580
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AllatylCbOf work done In a superior mannor, wort
warranieaas rupresentea ibkth ttZTBACT
kd without I'ain by the use of (Jas, and
free of charge when artificial teeth
Office In Barton's bulldlnc. Main street,
below Siurkct, rive doors below Klelm's
urug store, nrst uoor
In be '' it nil kourt during the r'aj
TEAS, KYliUPtt, COFFEE, Hl'OAR, MOLASSES
HICK, M'lCKS, UIOAIIII XODA, ETC, ETC.
N. E. Corner tecond and Arch sts.
tyilriler win receive prompt attention.
U:.Ml'RU DBA KB, Prnp'r.
This v.rll known hotel has been re-orenfdatd
main Iniptn.enienls made for the ni con modatlcn
of the trneltng imbue. The bar and table are
supplied with ihebeM themartei affords. A large
aid coinmiHllnus stable Is connected with the
hotel 'lerinaalH as a reasonable.
SImajWJ UJMUEi DHAKE, Proprietor.
' BLOOKSBURG. PENN'A.,
AGENT FOR THE
KEYSTONE DYNAMITE POWDER CO.,
manufactruersnf the celebrated Keystone Dj na
mlte. This explosive Is giving unliersat satisfac
tion. (juotailon cheerimiy given. (isaugem
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mm Ires. Addrets ' 1
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J. JS, i iiWELL, . -
s 3ITTE1JBEHLEE, lrol",ori.
BLOOMSBURG PLACING MILL
Tha n..... 1. . ..... . ...
. ' ul u uutiu pui uih riuning Ml
on Railroad Street, In flrst-ciass condition, Is pre
pared to do all kinds of v?ork in his line.
FRAMES, SASH, DOORS,
urnlsnea at reasonable I rices. All lumber need
s well seasoned and none but skilled workmen
ESTIMATES TOR ED1LDJ1SQS
urnlshed on application. 'Plane and specifics
ons prepared by an experienced draughtsman
ClOOItlsblll a, Pa
Mason & Hamlin
Organs and Pianos.
The Cabinet Orgun was Introduced by Jlwon &
Ilnmlln In IN11. Maon &, llanilln Organs hive
ntnuys malnttilned their pupremacy over alt otliers.
having received Richest Honors at all Great World'.
Exhibitions fclnce 1H07.
Tho Improved Mode of Stringing Pianos, Invented
by Md'on A Hamlin In lusj, U n great ndvance la
piano construction, expert, pronouncing It "the
createat Improvement in plunoalii half a century."
Piano circular, cnntiilnlng 300 tcetlmonial. from
pnrclia-oer., muflclan., and tuners, and Piano and
Urgan Catalogues, free,
MASON & HAMLIN 0B3AN AND PIANO CO.,
16 Zut ll'.l Ct. (Vdoi C;--)i 70SI.
r-brus b pso.
liave abused your Stomach
by eating or drinking too
much, or of the wrong kind
of food or liquid, you will
your Stomach is
Now beware of
all temporary expedients.
TRY that never-failing, safe
Remedy, fjr. JdiOTd'S
a M'e.nJrikQ PHI5.
For feul ly all lhuttKiN xV 21 n. jwr
3lifi fir t'cli";i-r m l' m nl, i-taH trt. ro
rKtlftcif irliu. Ur.J 11. fc-cUuck A Sun, riiilud'i.
Malaria, Dumb Chills,
Fever and Ague, Wind
Colic, Bilious Attacks.
Tlicy iiruiliieo resriifar, nutiirul evac.
Iiulloux. iioier frriu or Inlerl fro nlth
dully liutiiesH. Asulaniltj iiieillriiic.
Ilicy Nliuulil )ia In fiery liiiuielinld.
Bitten bciulcr & Co.,
No. 120 & 128 Franklin Ave.,
Iron and Steel,
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BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30. 1887.
''I miliPHitntingly nrtd my
testimony to tho great ben
otltH to lie df lived from Sini
mnnR LUcr Hegulntnr. I
wan nfHieted for Fvcral yearn
with ili.oorilcrtd llcr, which
resulted in a severe attack of
Jaundice I had good medi
cal attuidftiicc, but it failed
to rcstoro me to tho enjoy
ment of my former health.
I then tried tho most re
nowned phynicians of Louis
ville, Ky., but nil lo uo pnr
popc, whereupon I was in
duced to try Simmons Liver
H' gulnior. I found Imracdi
' ato benefit from Us use, and
it uliimuicly itHlonil mo to
the full enjoyment of health."
A. II. Siiim.Kv, Richmond,
Ky . . ."I niuHt uhetTtully re
comtnend it lo all who sniTer
from bilious attacks or any
diteaso caused by a disar
ranged tatc of the liver.''. . . .
W. II. HEitNAitr, Kansai
THE BEST BURNING OIL THAT CAN
BE MADE FROM PETROLEUM.
it gives a brilliant light.
U will not smoke thecnlmneys.
It will not char tho wick.
It has a high tire test
It will not explode.
It Is pre-eminently a family safety oil.
WE CHALLENGE COMPARISON
W ith any other Illuminating oil made.
We Stake Our Reputation,
as rcuners, upon the statement that It M
THE BEST OIL
IN THE WOULD.
Ask your dealer for
Trade for Bloomsburg and vicinity Supplied by
CLOTHING I CLOTHING!
Gr. W. BERTSCH,
THE MERCHANT TAILOR.
Qents1 Furnishing Goods, Hats & Gaps
OK EVERY DKS( RIPTION.
Suits msvlo to order ft short uotio
and afitalwajH g laranleod or no sale.
uaii ami oxaiinno the lnrg.st and bei
selected at 'isk of go-id- over shown i'
Store next door to First National Hank,
ORNAMENTAL IRON FENCE
OF CA8T Clt WROUGHT IRON.
The following shows the Picket Gothic, one
the several beautiful stylesot Fence manui&ctur
by the undersigned.
For heflllf.v nn1 nnrRhtlH.V thftv nrAlinallrnn
cd. et up by experienced hands and warrant.
10 give sausiacuon.
Prices and specimens of other di
signs sent to any address.
M. C. SLOAN & BRO.,
CARRIAGES BUGGIES, PHAETONS
SLEIGHS, PLATFORM WAGONS &C
irst-class work always on hand
HEPMRINO NEA TL Y DOHh.
'ricet reiluctdlo mil the timet.
BTRENQTHKN AND RESTORE IT
BY WEARINQ A
Whytuffbrvrith an ftchlnebMk whtn k prompt
ml podtive relief U at hmdt Tbo Hop Flutert
oomple Uly and gpeedHjr cur Dokch,Bldtche,
Falnful Uiuolee, Kidney We<noM, Sheuma
tira, Sdatlea, fleurlsy. Cbeet Pelni, Bore Lone,
Couehe, Crick and all Sudden, Sharp or Nervous
pains. The nootWnar, p&in-kllUnjz nd itrengthen
ing Tlrtuas of nope, Hemlock, UaUams and Onme
oomblaed. Pwect and clean. Sold everywhere,
flOcU.,5 for 91.00. Mailed for price by proprie
tors. Hep llustcf Cora pa art toatont JJmm.
ITTliOok for tho hop-vine wreaUi and Iffnaty'rep
of HOP PLASTJIU CO., on every gonutno pluter. I
Beiraro of Imitation a&4 subautuuona.
TiOr.TAllR pays tot
1109 tt'itul St, I'tiUddplit
Positions for Graduates.
Time roriulred 3 to 4 mos.
The Dost Equipped. Best
Coviraeof Btudy. IJest ev
erything. Writ, for tircuUn.
i!Sfi.'Jj!Se JWK.E1' nKS' oo .Boifctiiuao.N.v,
D ERSIAN U LOOM. Sttt CutrJtxlea liaa-
f7 llB.r,BkloOur.oJ Dlomi.h Kr.dlc.tor knan.
(xsa um for Irl.l i.gkagh Ad4r.MU.boih
UOW AWXJMI l.tllKIl K.err i.aiThiJSlSSrr
THS BE8T USE.
Out of the bu.l the bright rom) bloweth.
And alt the son! of her tweotnet. goeth
Abroad to the sun and wind and raln
But ah, all nerer In any nealber
Can tb. fold up her leave, together
And cloio h.nolt In a bud again.
But If the sun and wind be sweeter,
And aummer's beautiful drcj completer,
Because of the rose's graceful part,
Were It not wl.er far and better
Than, shut and locked In her fair green fett if
To die, with an untouched vlririn henrtl
Mary Alnge lie Vcte.
MR. BIRD'S UMttKELLA.
BT P. W. nOMNSO.
Rnt-a-tat-a-tat- n - tat - n- tnt a -tat Bnng I
There was n p.iu.n, nml i long enough pause
to clvo mo the impression that I had brcn
dreaming of earthquakes, or at tho bombard
mont of tho llritlsh museum, or of a volcanic
eruption In Russell square, to convince me
even forcibly that I must bavo been dretun
lng, as I sat up In bod, and rublied my eyes
nnd listened. Then Bansl bnugl bang!
rat-n-tat-n-tat-a-tat-n-tat-a-tat-a - tat Bangl
Yes, thero was somebody evidently knock
lag nt tho street door, hanging by tho street
door knocker, and throwing his wholo soul
Into tho Instrument tho house was on Are
perhaps, or we were wanted next door at
Brian's or a lunatic had escaped, nnd vrns
clamoring tor ndinittnnce, straight waistcoat
nnd nil, or else the up stairs lodgers bad coinu
back prematurely from their visit to
Tunbridje, nnd were anxious to get in
out of tho rain, which was coming down
with a vehemence that was certainly
startling. I could surmise nothing
more nt a moment's notice nnd at 2250 In the
o nil slept very soundly In No. 10 rrossl
tor ktrost, l'rossitor place, Russell square,
Bloonubury, for we worked very hard at
No. 10, and tho bouse was n largo ono. It
was a bouso of many lodgerj parlor floor,
first floor nnd second floor and all com
fortably let, and thOao lodgers who wero at
home were all fast asleep, or else waiting for
mo, tho poor, woakly proprietor of the es
tablishment (Jane Nelld, at your service,
gentlo reader, ngo SJ, and an orphan with an
establishment on her mind, and a living to
get out of tho establishment), to call to tho
servants (Bridget, uble bodied, "general,"
aged 40, nnd a frigh'tful temper, and Barah,
aged 13, child with a clironlc cold and a red
nose, but handy as a help to Bridget) to get
up nnd soo what was the matter at No. 10, or
with tho party outside No. 10 who was
"kicking up such a deuce of a row."
That was tho way It was put nt last by
Capt Choppers, my drawing room floor, an
irritablo old gentleman not to say violent
when roused who came out on the landing
at last 1 ti an nttiro which Dridget told rao
afterwards was fur from decorous, and began
bawling v ocif erorjsly up tho staircase the
namea of each of "my maids in turn, conclud
ing with my owu namo In a shriek of sheer
"Miss Nelld here, I say is everybody
dead! Miss N-e-e-e-ildl"
"Bless my soul, captain, what Is it novrf
X cried through the crack In my door.
"Don't you hear that Infernal noise down
stairs, madam I Who tho deuce is it at this
time of night, who the what do you say,
"I'm going to open tho window and Inquire
"It's no business of mine, Site Neild,"
bnwladi the captain. "I don't expect any
bodyI'm not going Into tho drawing room
at this time of night, with my cold. I'm dis
turbed enough, as it Is, through your boing
nil so dlnbolieally deaf. I shall leave this
day week, ma'am. Therol"
And slam went tho back drawing room
door, nnd crick crack went the key in the
ir tciblo captain's lock. I was In my dress
ing room, with a flannel garment, which I
tako the liberty hero of calling a "muffler,"
v p.'oil round my hoad and shoulders; and,
n.i I went toward tho wludow, trembling, I
must say, in every limb, the knocking wn
repeated for the third time, and with a thrci
fold vlgor,,born of tho delay and Irritation
to pa&t summonbcs.
I waited until thore was ailenco again, or
nenrly silence for I could distinctly hear
Capt. Choppers loading all his firearms and
thon opened the widow, and peered Into tho
damp, shiny street, which the wind nnd rain
bail all to themselves, with tho exception of
a dark figure on my top step, whoso hat 1
could eoe was as shiny as the pavement.
"What is itl" I inquired; but the wind
whisked my voice into Museum street, and I
had to repeat the inquiry in a shrill falsetto.
Tho man below paused with his hand to the
knocker again for he was Just going to be
gin afi-esh listened, and thon rail down tho
steps and stood ou tho edge of tho curbstone,
with his bands behind him, looking up at ino
at last. I could make nothing of him in the
darkness from my point of view.
"What do you want, sirf I asked, new
that I had secured the attention of this Indi
vidual. "What nro you making such a noisi
for nt this time of night!"
"I'm very sorry to disturb you, lady"
"So it seems," I said, acrimoniously; but he
did not hoar mo, and porbaps it was us
well ho did not. I have not n reputation for
being severe in my remark , but then this
was an exceptional proceeding, and deserved
"The fact is, madam, the wind has blowji
my umbrella clean out of my hand Into your
urea. I would not mind so much," lie conde
scended to explain still further, at tho top of
bis voice, "but it's an umbrella I set groa!
store by. Besides, it's laining tremend
"I really cannot coma down at this hour
and get your umbrella," I said, severely
"you must call to-morrow for it."
"Isn't thero any one in tho house any ma
who can get it f
"Tho bou io is locked up for the night."
"It's such n very deep nrwi orl would drc
over uud get it mytolf. But then I don't s
how to get .at nguln," ho said.
"I can't help you, sir; I am very sorry," 1
ropl:od,"ljut I can't go down to-night for it.
"J should bo a bruto to ask you, ma'am,
bo caul, politely now; and hero I could sec
heralded bis hattoino; "of courso I could
not tell who was in tho houe, or whether i.
might not be easy to get my umbrella which
I really vnluo very much, I assure you; it's
an umbrella which but I am very sorry to
bavo disturb.! you, I will cull in tho morn
ing thank you; good night."
And uway tho gentleman strodo, turning
..,) the collar of his coat above bis cars as he
.vent on down tho street, I dosed the win
dow, I set my "raufllcr" aside, and in another
moment I should have been in my humble
couch again, when ltat-a-tat-a-hit-a-tat-a-tat-a-tat-a-tut-a
tat Itaugl ouco more aroused
tho echoes ef the neighborhood, but brought
no ollccinan to the rescue, or any anxious
inquirers to the windows, except myself, who,
once more euwrapiwd, and this time trem
bling with indignation, was a minute after
ward In my old position facing the dangers
and inconveniences of tho gale, and looking
down once mora at the figure below me,
standing in bli old position on the brink of
the deep gutter in tho roadway.
"I beg your pardon again very much, 1
am awfully sorry to be such a nuUauce, bir
I really dont know whoro I am," lie crfed,
rattling on with great volubility, "I haven't
the least Idea, and the Btreuts nro all alike,
and I am quito a stranger to this pert of the
world, and I am afraid I shan't know this
house from any other in the daylight. Might
I just trouble you for tho address I"
"Prossiter street," I called down to him.
"I thank you very much. Bahlngton
"Prossiter street," I screamed.
"Prossiter a thousand thanks and apolo
gies. And what number, ma'am, may I askt"
"I am very much obliged to you," be
bawled forth, "I am exceedingly indebted. I
would not have troubled you In this way If
the umbrella had not boon"
But I would not listen to any further ex
planation; be had already said that he set
great store by the umbrella, and I did not
want to bear that fact again with the rain
coming down like a waters'iout, and the wind
blowing every way at once. I closed the
wludow summarily and cut short his volu
bility, and the Instant afterward I board him
running along towards N.w Oxford street as
If to make up for lost time, or to overtake u
passing cab of w hlch be bod probably caught
It was somo time before I could get to sleep
after so longtby a discussion under such pe
culiar circumstances. I was annoyed at the
man's jiertinaclty concerning bis trumpery
umbrella, his Indifference to time, and the
personal Ineonvcnlenco to which he exposed
people by bis unseasonable request, nnd I lay
In considerable fear of his third return nnd
another series of questions nt tho top of his
lungs. But ho came not again, and I dropped
off to sleep at last, and was troubled by
dreams of tempests and tornadoes, and white
squalls carrying away whole grosses of um
brellas, until Surah knocked nt the panels of
my door with her customary Information
that it was 0:30 o'clock.
I was perforce an early riser. Thcro wjts
a great deal to superintend, and my parlor
floor was a gentleman connected with the
railway goods trafflo department who was
always getting up early nnd going out to
business and lotting himself in again with his
latch key about 7 hi tho morning, when ho
exicted breakfast ready, and ato it walking
about the room, as a rule, preparatory to
running away again In hot haste. I should
liavo considered Mr. Ooode an irritablo
lodger if it had not been for the angelio con
trust that ho afforded to Capt. Choppers. As
it was, ho teemed only a little bit fussy nnd
precise, which was attributable chiefly to his
lot in life. Mr. Ooode was a widower with
two sons ot boarding school, and if those
boys bail lived and died at boarding school,
instead of coming borne twice a year for tho
hol.days, I think Bridget and Sarah would
have rejoiced exceedingly.
I remember Mr. Ooode asked Sarah that
morning If ho could sjieak with Miss Nelld
beforo ho left, and I went up stairs at onco to
see him. lie was walking nbout with his
mouth full and a slice of bread and butter in
"That was a dreadful noise last night, Miss
Nelld," ho liegan; "I couldn't get a wink ol
sloep. The captain, I suppose, again! I must
certainly ask you in my uamo to present my
compliments to him, and"
"It was not Capt. Choppers."
"Indeed! No. Well, I thought I heard
his voice," said Mr. Ooode, very much dlsnp
polntod. There was no homogeneousnoes between
Mr. Ooode ami Capt. Chojipcrs I may say
oven that theru were times whou they hatod
and loathed each othor.
"He's n beggarly upstart civilian, mad
am," tho captain would roar in excited mo
ments; and "He a captaiul" Mr. Qoodo
would say, with withering contempt. "Cap
tain of a penny steamboat, perhaps, nothing
But to my strange story.
"A gentleman dropped bis umbrella down
tho urea and knocked rao up for it," I ex
plained, with a little acrimonious emphasis.
"Well, of all the confounded imperti
nence I" exclaimed Mr. Ooodo; "I should
like to treat that party to n bit of my mind.
You never got up and gavo it to himr
"No, I did not."
"I am glad to hear that. For you must
take care of yourself, Miss Nelld, and keep
strong. You are not looking well," ho said,
regarding me with his hcud on one side, as if
ho had a troublesome wen on tho other which
he was anxious to keep clear of the edgo of
his shirt collar, "upon my word you are not.
You are palo and fragile looking. A little
change at tho seaside now would doyou a
world of good.'"
"Yoe, I daresay it would."
"This large house is n trial to you and
that captain, with his absurd fancies and bis
ridiculous tempers, would worry tho life out
of a saint and you are really looking ex
tremely pale this morning. And good gra
cious, I had no idea It was so late!"
Mr. Ooode swallowed the last portion of
his bread and butter whole, and dashed like
a harlequin out of tho front door. When lie
had goho I surveyed myself in his parlor
glass and wondered if I was looking very ill,
or whether, being a dismal man, ho was try
ing to frighten mo, and I arrived nt the con
clusion I was looking about the same as usu
al a prim, pale, pert little puss, as -my dear
old dad called mo ouco, when I was arguing
with him on the housekeeping expenses, air I
how the weekly monoy would nover bold out
if ho would continually ask the lodgers in to
supper and a game at cribbago afterward.
1'oor dad; he died next year nnd left mo
bole proprietor of the lease and furnituro of
tho houso in Prossiter street, nnd thero were
no Lito suppers and cribbago any more. I
was 17 when he died, and I had lind five
yean' ehargo of No. 10 since "getting quite
nn old maid, Lily Brian, who lived next door,
said; but then Lily was four years younger
than I, nnd nssumed upon her youth, as girls
will A uico girl was Lily Brian, nnd my ono
friend nnd confidante, but pel haps too fond
of luughlng at overything, although that
showed she was happy and had a keen sense
ot humor nnd a line set of tooth. '
Well, tierhaps I was n trillo paler, was my
becond conclusion nf tcr the first llvo minutes,
and with a tinge of redness a more tinge
about tho noso, just o3 if I was breeding
cold, as Bridget put it. And this was not
remarkable, considering last night's experi
i ices, nnd suro enough tho cold was bred bo
oro my oarly dinner hour, when the snccz
i.ig stage had set in with considerable force.
This reminded mo onco more of tho umbrella
which bad been dropped into the nrea last
light, nnd I asked Bridget to bring it to mo.
"Tho what, m'ml" asked Bridget, with
i wild stare.
"Umborellcr, and down our airy, did yo
say, m'ml Thero's not n scrap of umbcrellcr
down our airy. I've been in and out twenty
toimcs, and must bavo boon it," continued
"E. idct, thero must be an umbrella," I
said; "go nnd soo."
Bridget departed, nnd returned with tho
Information that thero was no umbrella in
tho area, and thou I went and looked for my
self, and, as it wns still drizzling with rain, I
caught another cold on top of tho first ono,
and was at f over heat cro twenty-f our hours
had ciuied. But before then the geutleinau
hail called for his property, nnd I had met
faco to face tho individual who bad rendered
tut nijht hideous.
Ho come ut !1 hi the afternoon, sending li
his cam by way of preliminary announce
ment that be had arrived, 1 did not associ
ate him with the umbrella indeed I was
foiling drowsy and "out of sorts," with pains
at tho back of my head, when a huge glazed
card was presented to mo bearing tho In
scription in large, fr.ncy letters, of "Ccoflry
Bird, carver and gilder and picture frame
maker, IW7 Ooiwell ro-id, Islington, N."
"I don't want any picture frames, Sarah,"
I said to my small help, wearily.
"It's tho gentleman about bis umbrella,
mum," said Harab,
"Oood beavcnsl Oh, indeed. Well, nsk
him to step in, then."
My sitting room wns a small apartment at
tho end of tho long passage, the only little
room I had to myself and my day dreams
yes, my day dreams I when the house was
full, which it had boen all these years, for
they were the samo lodgers who had lived
with us in father's time odd, Inconsiderate,
queer tempered lodgers enough, but faithful
to my houso, and keeping an old promise to
my father, too, "to stand by tho little woman
a bit when ho was gone."
Mr. Bird was ushered Into my presence,
and he came in with a low bow and with a
trifle too much of a smllo to wholly please
ino, although it suggested itself to me somo
wbnt quaintly that ho would net have much
to siiiilo nt presently. Mr. Bird was a slim
and somewhat sho young man, who wore
his black hair long onough for a violinist,
and liad upon the smallest of hands the red
dest and most prominent of knuckles. Ho
was rather a good looking young man, with
brown eyes and black bushy eyebrows, and
with a habit of shaking his head suddenly,
as if to get the hair back from his forehead,
or as if he had just como out of water. He
was fairly well dressod, might have passed
even for a gentleman if it bad not boen for
bis red knuckles and that very obtrusivo
"Oood afternoon, Miss Nelld for I under
stand your name is Nelld," he began; "I am
very sorry for tho third time In my life to bo
such a complete nuisance to you. But I
think I am in the right this time, boing here
"Yes; I oskod you to call at a more sea
sonable hour, I remember," I replied,
'And I owe you no end of apologies," be
added, "for the uoiso I made last night. I
was In too much of a hurry I am naturally
impulsive, in fact and when the wind
caught my umbrella, and blew it clean out of
my bands into your area my first impulse
was to run up the steps and knock."
"cs, I beard you knock," I said, quietly,
"No, I'm sure you didu't," ho said, flatly
contradicting mo hero; "you couldn't have
beard we tho first time, for 1 waited a reason
able period before I knocked again. It was
a tremendous wh.Ho to Walt With a fellow
drenched to the skin all tho time, nv
I was nover but in such a lain. I shall catch v
a njee cold, I am afraid. You have a bod
cold, young lady!"
"I caught cold last night"
"Not-not at that wlndowr
"Yes, at that window."
"Oh, come, I hm awfully sorry for that,"
Mr. Bird cried j "I didn't think of that I
thought some gentleman, or servant, or por
ter might bo up, for thore was a light burn
ing over tho hall door, nnd It wouldn't bo a
groat deal of trouble and savo my getting
wet through. Why, I would much rathtr
bavo lost my umbrella altogether than have
given you cold, although It's an umbrella
which I would not take 30 for no. nor 30
"Is It a very valuable umbrella!"
"Oh, no, not at all; but, as you know now,
it's my best umbrella in every sense of the
word," he said laughing, "ray very best um
brella, don't you seel"
But I did not see; neithorthe application
nor the umbrella was apparent to mo, and
my heart quite sank at tho news which I had
to Impart to him. The man was so enwrapped
In Ids umbrella speaking figuratively that
I felt it was necessary to break the news
"I'm sorry to say I don't see," I replied,
"for tho fact is"
Yes, ho Was Impulsive, nnd dashed to con
elusions; nnd the smllo did leave bis face ns
suddenly and completely as If somebody had
pulled It away by a string, and a settled look
of horror, and for an instant open mouthed
Idiocy, took Its" place,
"Tho fact is," he repeated, very slowly at
"That there was no umbrella down our
area nt all."
"Ohl that wont do," ho exclaimed, so
abruptly and rudely that I felt the color
coming up all over me; "that wont do at
"I don't know what you mean by any
price, sir," I said, drawing myself up to my
full height, as the novelists say and that
height was exactly five feet three inches and
a half whon fully drawn up and a little bit
on tiptoe "but you must take my word, sir,
that I haven't set eyes on your umbrella."
"No, Miss Nelld, I dont suppose you
have," ho said, very quickly; "don't think
that I think that you think that that
why, of courso, I don't," he said, tumbling
Into another scntenco as the first one becarno
hopelessly involved, "and It'snotatnlllikelyi
but it went down your area I was perfectly
sober and the servants must have seen it in
tho morning. May I ask the servants!"
"I have asked them."
"Isn't there a page boy or somebody who
core i early to clean something I"
"Who Is tho first to go into that area in tho
morning, Miss Neild!" he inquired; "some
body for coals, I suppose T'
"Bridget or Sarah, certainly."
"I should very much like to see Bridget
nnd Sarah," bo suggested, "if you would not
"You must be content with my word, sir,
that your umbrella is not on the premises,"
I said, still loftily; "I cannot have my ser
vants subjected to a cross-examination on
this question. I have already mode every
"They toll you they havo not seen my um
brellal" "They do."
"And you bolleve them!-'
"Well, I don't and that's plain speak
ing," he said frantically.
"I'm aware of that"
"Because, you soo, it is quite Impossible,
unless thero's anybody else in the houso who
gets up earlier than the servants. Is there
anybody else!" ho asked.
"Yes, thero's a gentleman who lodges in
my front parlors, who leaves very early,
"That's tho man. Where Is hoi" cried
Mr. Bird, with a frantic dash in a new di
rection of suspicion. "I should liko to ttx
"He's n gentleman holding a high position
on tho railway, and i3 not at all likely to con
fiscate property that does not belong to him
"I dont say ho has confiscated it," an
swered Mr. Bird, loss brusquely, "but be
may have seen it this morning, and put it
asldo for further inquirios."
"Mr. Goodo Is not in tho habit of going
Into my area," I said; "I don't beliovo ho lu
been in the area In the whole courso of hit
"Not before this morning, Miss Neild
very likely not, having nothing to go for, oi
It were But when E8 caught sight of an
umbrella and a very peculiar umbio'Ja
lying on tho wet stones, I haven't the slight
"Ho could not get into tho area, sir," I
said; "Bridget takes up tho key with her
every night, and, besides, I told him about
tho umbrella this morning."
"What did he say to that!"
"He said it was like your lmpertinenco
'confounded lmpertinenco,' I may say, were
the actual words used," I answered, "to
mako such a noiso in tho middle of the night,
and he should like to give you a piece of bis
"Ohl he said that, did he!" he remarked,
biting bis finger nails almost savagely,
"Then ho's the man who's got my umbrel
la," be cried; "Isee it all now. He's koeplug
it back out of spite I"
"Mr. Bird, this is absolutely unenijurablo."
"I suppose ho was the fellow bellowing
about the house like a bull last night, trying
to make somebody understand that I was
knocking. I heard him."
"No, ho was, not the fellow," I replied,
severely; "that was Capt. Choppers."
"Does Capt Choppers got up early!"
"No, he doesn't; he's a very lato riser, in
deed; I believe he's in bed now."
"That's his artfulness," said the suspicious
individual, ;'jus to make you fancy"
But I would not allow him to proceed any
further. I was fairly roused by this
stranger's disparaging reflections. I rose,
looked steadily and gravely at him, and said:
"This Interview Is at on end, Mr. Bird.
Those gentleman are my lodgers I might
say almost my friends and I cannot listen
to your cruol and uncalled for remarks
against their common honesty."
"Common honesty it may be, Miss Neild,"
be replied; "but you must allow thero Is
very uncommon dishonesty somowhero In
"I will allow nothing."
"I dont mean I wont you to allow ma any
thing for the loss of my umbrella," he said,
hurriedly, "Pray dont understand that to
bo my wish."
"Of course not The idea I"
"That's all right then; very likely I am a
little put out rude, in fact," he added, apol
ogetically, "for I am not a lady's man, and
don't know anything about ladles; but, as I
am quite prepared to take my oath the um
brella did go down your area, it's rather
aggravating to be told you doat believe a
word I say."
"I never said that," I answered.
"I shall find it all out my own way, I dare
say; I have got a habit of sifting to the bot
tom of things, they UU me but I will not
trouble you any more about It, Miss Noild.
If I have been a bit rough," ho said; "I'll
ask you to forgive me, and to believe I dont
think for an instant you know anything
about it Heaven forbid, with such a nice
look as you've got"
"I beg pardon. Dont mind me; Tra
bothered," be ran on, with extraordinary
volubility, "and this umbrella was my old
father's last present just three days before
be died when he was giveu up, and one
would have thought he had bad something
more serious to consider than buying me an
umbrella for my birthday, Ho died on my
birthday, too, which is another odd part of
the story," ha ran ou; "but, there, good day,
madam, I am bothering you. I wish your
cold bettergood day,"
And away inarched Mr. Qeoffry Bird out
of my room and down tho long passage to
the street door, swinging bis arms wildly to
and fro. II jumped the whole flight ot steps
Into the street and was gone, as I thought,
The next day I was very 111 Indeed too ill
to rise. I had caught cold at the open win
dow and In the damp night air, and It had
become absolutely necessary to send for the
doctor, and to mako what I always considered
was too much of a fuss over me. Uly Brian
told me a week afterward, when I was able
to sit up for tho first time in my room, thut I
had been in a critical state, and thero had
been one night when everybody was anxious
and excited, and even Capt Choppers walked
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continuously up anoTddwh the stairs for two
hours and a half, and said, "Poor girl, poor
girl," and bad a secret conference with Mr.
Ooode as to the advisability of having a phy
sician In the morning nt their mutual ex
ponse, "and say nothing about it, sir, to any
one," But I was better the next morning; I
changed for the better with tho summer
weather which came In, bright and One and
hot, and suggested holidays out of town and
by tho great groou sea for tho lucky folk who
could afford to spend their money.
Lily Brian nnd her mother and father, and
two gawky brothers whom I did not like very
much,, and thirteen small members of the
family, were all going out of town, and
"Why not como with usf Lily had said,
My answer was a very old one, and very
natural and very truthful, too.
"Boeauso I cannot afford It, Lily."
"Oh, bothor lb money," said Lily.
''That's what I often say myself."
"It shall cost you next to nothing hardly
anything," Lily suggested. "Papa says you
will only have to pay for a room somewhere,
and you can board with us, and, oh, dear, it
will bo awfully jolly i"
"It's very kind of your papa, and and I'll
think of It, Lily, at any rate."
"And mako up your mind and say 'yes,'"
cried Lily "wont you, Janor
"I don't know."
"That fright of a captain's going somo
whero, I know," Uly said, "and Mr. Ooode
has got a f roopass down the lino, you tell m-,
and ho's suro to go Into tho country with so
little to pay for it; It's just like him. And do
think 6f it, Jane, thero's a lovol"
I did think of it Thought of Mr. Brian's
larg family, eighteen of them altogether,
and whether It was possible I could intrudo
gracefully upon them. Mr. Brian had retired
f rom a cocoanut fiber and street door mat
business In the Tottenham Court road, and
was pretty well off, with only a slight neces
sity of letting his drawing room floor. He
was evidently not a rich man, and there
wcro a few struggles to "koep up an appear-an-e,"
although ho went out of town with bis
family for a month every summer, by ex
press desiro of Mrs. Brian,, who required
change ov'ery August, and regularly sallied
forth, en famfllo, from her large establish
ment in Prossiter street to a house down .a
back slum In Hlgh street,, Margate, where the
rooms were small, and. tho children were
heaped together sardine fashion, and now
and then camo back with "something catch
ing" as a wind up to tho season's enjoyment
And this particular August I was asked to
join them. There was the sea, and "You
must take a little change," said tho doctor1,
and Lily Brian was very pressing, and Capt
Chopicra had talked of going away for a
week or two, and the boys Ooode were com
ing homo for tho holidays', and I, Jane Neild,
was able, to pay and would Insist uixm pay
ingmy fair share for board with tho Bri
ans, having my littlo room out of the houso,
too, for that peace and quietness which is not
always found in largo families. Yes, I would
go down to Margate when I.was strong
when I was well enough to bear tho fatlgua
of tho journey.
This was a promise on the day tho Brians,
with much formality of departure, left town
for tho season, and I made up my mind to get
well and strong as soon as possible, and join
them. When I was down stairs again in my
little back room thero was a great Surpriso
nwaiting me. Nailed against tho wall, under
my father's cabinet sized photograph, was n
brand how ornament littlo carving in oak
of a dead bird hanging by Its claws down
wan!, and vith every feather wonderfully
delineated. I ttarod at it with inteuso as
tonishment, and Bridget stood in tho back
ground with a grin on her faco from car to
"Where did this como from! Oood
gracious, how beautifull how well I nover
My thoughts flashed to Mr. Ooode, for ho
was liberal at times, and grateful for nny lit
tle attentions in his widowerhood's estate In
tho sliapo of darning stockings or re-establishing
tho security of buttons; but the truth
soon camo out, and then I was more aston
ished than ever.
"If you please, m'm, it's tho young man
who lost his umbereller," explained Bridget,
with a loud guffaw at last and a violent
stamping of both her big Irish feet, like an
excitable person with a bone in her throat.
"Yes, m'm," continued Bridget; "and I
was to say nothing about it to anybody but
you and not till you wero down stairs again
becauso ho wouldn't have you worried
about anything, ho said, not for worlds."
"Uo said all that!"
"But, bless tho man," I oxclaimed, "what
has bo left this hero for!"
"It's it's a priscnt, m'm, I'm thinking."
"A present to me, and from that imperti
nent being I" I said; "I'll sec nbout his pres
ent presently. When did he comer
"He's been hero overy day, m'm."
"Twico o doy," Bridget replied. "And
the day you wero so ill ho come three times,
to make sure the doctors weren't killing
"It's very extraordinary."
"He is'stronary, m'm," asserted Bridget,
"shurc, and there's not much doubt of it.
Tho way ho axed mo and badgered mo aboui
that umbereller, m'm, every day after you
were took ill, you'd bavo thought ho was u
judge and jury rolled into ono and Sarah,
too, poor critter."
"I nover hoard of such behavior in my
"Right yo are, Miss Neild, as far as that
goes; but whon Sarah bust out crying at la.t
he was very sorry and gave her'arf a crown;
and bo be did me, m'm, like a real gentleman,
when I thought it was quite time I cried,
too, whon 'art crowns were flying about like
"That'll do, Bridget," I sold, for Bridget
when loquacious was familiar. "When aa
he here lastf'
"And I told him you were quito como
round, mid ho said, That's a good job,' aud
"Do you think he'll return!"
"I don't think so, m'm, for ho said, 'Good
by, Bridget; mind you take care of her,' as
be walked hisself off."
"Did ho say anything else!"
"N no, m'm, I don't seem to recollect"
"Answer me truthfully, Bridget; what elso
did he say r'
"Sorry a word, elso, except bo hopml Mar
gate would do you a power of good."
"How did he know I was going to Mar
gate!" I Inquired.
"That's more nor mortal can say, m'm.
He knows a great deal more about other
Iieople's uflalrs than he ought. Uo interfcrea
ike.doosnt bel He's a terrible curious young
"Bridget, you have something more to tell
lie, I'm sure you have."
"Ohl Miss Neild."
"How dare youdocelve mo I how dare"
"Mercy on us, my dear mistress, dont go
awl throw yourself all the way back agin by
flaring off like this. I'll tell ye ovrything,
and it's not much, after all, If yo'll only keep
cool and comfor'blo."
"Well go on."
"Aud ye may give ma a month's womlng
and send mo away afterward, if ye'U only be
cool, miss, and don't blame mo too much Jest
"Why don't you explain!"
"Well, then, ho took it Into his head Mr.
Goode had got his umbereller or elso Capt.
Choppers, and ono day, when they wero both
out, ho axed me to let htm look into their
rooms, and I did, m'm and, begorra, I
shouldn't havo beeu surprised if either of 'eiu
had got it, mane souls that they are, with
never a kind word to those who are slaving
their hearts out for 'eiu, and"
"Bridget, go downstairs directly."
"To bo suro, in'iu, I will If ye dont want
me any mote."
Bridget deimrted, and it dawned upon me
that tho bad boon imbibing just a little and
ihU had occurred ouco before, when papa
was alive. And she had too, but It was for
Joy that I was better, and to drink good luck
to me, she afterward confessed, and I for
gavo her, csiwcially as on tho next day she
.olnod tho Blue Ribbon movement, in sheer
contriteaoss of spirit, aud was forever after
wardthat is, up till now a worthy, if
bumble, member of society.
But this Mr. Oeoffry Bird, how tho man
did trouble mel How bis nasty, suspicious
nature lind led him to poko aud pry about
my obtabliihnient, and to take advantage ot
my helplessness, and tho prouenosa of Bridget
and Sarah for bait crowns, to ransack the
whole placol My blood boiled with Indigna
Hon. Aud tk.u bit pjsut if It Wtre a
present obtrusively hailed against the wall,
too, as If I cared for hi. carvings, or did
anything but desplso hit miserable manners
and hit tiucliarltablo self. He could not take
my word that no 6ne had stolen hit um
brella, oh dear, nol He must prove for him
self that I wns not speaking the truth. How
I hatod Id ml
I was recommended to tako n drlvo next
day, and I hired n hansom cub end went to
Ooswcll road, Islington, with the carved
bird. I discovered No. l? at last, and found
the houw empty, nnd n bill, with "This
House to Let," pasted upon the shutters.
Mr. Oeoffry Binl had left tho nelghlwrtiood
within tho last fow days, and no one in Ooi
well road knew what bad becomo of bird.
Bo I hail my Journey for nothing, nnd all
tho exrieuses of pnyment for carrying me
through tho heart of the big city, where thero
wns not a breath of air stirring that hot day.
I do not think the drive did mo any good, I
was so ten Ibly vexed that Mr. Bird was not
to bo discovered, and that I bad to return to
Prossiter street with hit hateful carving on
my lap. I would havo thrown It out of tho
cab only I was afraid ot hitting somebody
between tho eyes nnd creating an uproar In
"Put that wretched thing away where I
can't soo It," 1 said to Bridget on my return.
"Yes, m'm; loavo it to mo, m'm."
"I don't mean where wo can't find It," I
lidded, meeting a decisive expression in
Bridget O'Oownn't) groeu eyeo that alarmed
mo; "tho man may call again, although I
doubt It very much."
Next week I was strong enough to Join tho
Brians nt Margate that salubrious retreat
where ono meets everybody bo knows, If he
only waits long enough. And on the Jetty
extension that e ening I met Cnpt Chopperi
and Mr. Ooodo, w ho had both come down
"by accident," nnd who had been passing
each other ca tho jetty all tho evening a
though they had never met In the wholo
course of their lives. Mr. Goode'a two sonj
were in Margate also, but, having fallen
headlong into tho water while fishing, had
gono homo to bod whilethelr sultsncro being
dried. And tho next inornlrg whom should
I meet face to face, and smiling as vigorously
as ever, but OcofTry Bird, the carver.
It was early morning, when few people
wero stirring, mid I had gono for a walk
along the fort to put my blood In circulation
and get an apjietlte for breakfast. The
Brians were not early risers, nnd I knew it
was no uso calling at their apartments till
Mr. Bird was clad In a dark blue pilot suit,
with a very yellow straw hat sot on tho back
of his head and a largo telescope under his
arm. He was supremely nautical, and I took
mm for somebody rather high In tho coast
juard servico a sergeant or something
beforo ho raised his hat nnd camo with an an
telope kind of spring toward mo.
"Miss Nelld," he oxclaimed, "I am so very
glad to soo 3ou about again. You really
cannot imagine how glad I nml"
"I don't understand why it should occasion
you any pleasure, sir," I said, in my most re
served tone of voioo.
"Dont you, though! Oh, well, I'll tell
Ho turned and walked by my side, and I
did not see on tho instant how it was possible
to get rid of him. I felt my equanimity was
seriously disturbed by his np-warance, by his
insufferable obtruslveness. This was part
aud parcel of his ordinary behavior a total
want of forethought, which was as evident
tnat day ns lii tho small hours of tho morn
ing when ho had roused mo out of my first
sleep by nearly battering the bouse down.
He alluded to that little Incident at once.
"In nnswerlng me that unlucky night,
Miss Neild, you nearly caught your death,"
ho explained, "and nobody can imagine how
miserable I was how desperately wretched
until I heard you were out of danger. I
should have never forgiven myself, upon my
honor, and I did not know a moment's peace
till Bridget, your girl, told mo you were out
of danger. Lor', w hat a trial It wasl"
"I dont see why I don't understand at all
"I can just fancy how a mau feels who has
committed a murder and is not found out
yet," he continued; "it was dreadful, and all
my own fault to overy 3crop of it."
I did not feel so bitterly toward him after
this. His manner was genuine, if too forci
ble and fluent for everyday wear. I might
have oven thanked hhufor his exaggerated
Interest In my heullh and said good morning,
If I bad not suddenly remembered his sur
reptitious visits to my lodgers' apartments.
Then I was adamant, and he saw It. He was
certainly an ohrvant man, whom very
little escaped. I noticed the broad smile
disap)ear, and he said, almost with astonish
ment: "Why, you're offended with me still!"
"As I have only sien you onco beforo in
my life, I cannot very well speak of being
offended, Mr. Bird but I must say"
"No. no, don't say it," he cried, interrupt
ing me, "don't say a word more, please. I
I know it wan a great liberty au unwarrant
able liberty but I conldt help it. I wanted
to mako a littlo return for all the trouble and
misery I had brought about, and I couldn't
think of anything eh,e. I had just done It,
"Done what I" I exclaimed, snappishly I
couiu nave Kreamea at him for two pins.
"Why, the little bit of carving aren't y
talking about thatr' he Inquired.
"No, sir, although I'll trouble you to re
move the article from my premises as soon
us you conveniently can."
"But I nm alluding now, 6lr, to your un
gentlemnnly behavior In bribing my servants
to let you inspect my apartments."
"I didn't bribe your -urvants, Miss Neild.
Poor girls, I frightened them, but I did not
give them money as a bribe. You might
liavo thought better of a fellow than that,"
ho said, very sorrowfully; "although why
you should I don't know exactly."
"You had no right to go Into my lodgorri'
rooms and search forthnt trumpery umbrella
"No right!" ho repeated.
"Certainly no right."
"But ono of those two Old beggars lias got
it," bo cried, energetically; "I'm sura of
"How dare you say this to me!"
"Who else can it lie! I know you haven't
got it," he cried. "I am sure your two ser
vants ure as Innocent as labcs unborn, and
they were the only two besides in tho houso
that night the upstairs lot had gone to Tun
bridge for two days."
"How did you know thati"
"Oh, I made every inquiry," he explained,
coolly; "and ns tho umbrella was a precious
possession to mo I think I told you beforo it
was a gift from my father on his dying bed
I mado overy effort to Hud out what had
becomo of it."
"And u very mean way to find out it was,"
I said, with asperity; "and good morning."
"Oo-ood morning," be said, in a low, croak
ing voice. He raised hit bilious straw hat,
dropped his telescope, which he picked up
and tucked once more under his arm, camo
luddenly to a full stop, and let me go on my
way unmolested auy further by him.
When I had got a good distance from him,
I began to feel a little sorry oven a little in
doubt if I bad not boon too hard upon him.
He had appeared so utterly dumfouudod by
my last opiuion of his conduct, and ho had
turnod of such a variety of colors. Perhaps,
from his point of view, and with an umbrella
which hod vanished from overy point of view,
be was not wholly to bo blamed. Perhaps
tho enptalu had no, that was quite impos
sible. Perhaps Mr. Ooodo ohl 1 was getting
as miserably distrustful as this unhappy man.
Yes, I was u little sorry. As I went off the
fort I stole one glancu behind me to make
turo what had becomo of him that his im
pulsivo nature even had not led him to Jump
off tho cliff. He was all right; be was a long
way off indood, in tho very place where I
had left him not overwhelmed or mad with
grief and shamo, as I had almost feared he
might be, but standing with his legs planted
widely apart looking at mo through his tele
scope. When he suw I had turned ho
wheeled quickly round nnd feigned an inter
est in tho sea, knocking the hat off u bath
chairman just passing him with an early faro
who had lostthu uso ot his legs.
Well, there is on end of the Intruder, I
thought, nnd I could have wished yes, I did
actually wish that 1 had been more of a
young lady and less of a vixeu in my re
proaches to him. I had boon put out by bis
nppoanuico at Margate, by his venturing to
address me, and had lost my" self comjiosure,
but then n more obtuso and aggravating jier
ton I hod never encountered before.
TO 1IK OONTINPEb.
The King'. Secretaire,
A secre taire which cost i 175,000 was sold
for 3,JU0, and this was u sjieciinen ot the
sacrifico In tho sale ot tho lato king ot Ba
varia's goods and chattels. No monument
has been raised to bis memory. Two planks
with n cross ii-uu them mark tho bjt where
tho king was drowned. New York Hun.
An enthusiastic materialist put a headstone
over tho grave of bis If e in a cemetery at
Nievre, Franco, ujion which there is the fol
lowing Inscription! "Deprived of all vitality,
here Ho tho remain of tho material that
formed Mme. Hum-ad. No cards and no
prayers." t'hicnjjo News.
Ilostettcr, tho bitters man, is worth to,
000,000, Iufpt cur nl llitltt In mr- niiiiwccr for
lur who (nili tu driiw.