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Acton Concord Enterprise (Newspaper) - September 20, 1889, Acton, Massachusetts * f ÄVv - ' ' * fc»* -j* » ' i4' A ■'/ .-J «• V i 1X r VI. J 'evi.vt iMlEr OÒNO.ORD, IvCASS., FRIDAY, SEPTES^CIBEIÎ, SO, 1889. Number £5S. ! >. ¿J H» ,"> JMPMIBE PUBLISBKR8 .00 per year, ire* Months, 25c. Cottage) ADVANCE. t j, MAYNARD, _______/stiDBumr, , WAYLAND, WESTON, „......'«uunty. IsOOTBBORO, AND . WoMeitfli County. Principal OflDM I Chase's Block, Wood Minare, HUDSON. Helton Block.Main st, MARLBORO. ' Maynard'* Block, Main at., MAYNARD. •V AOVBBTIMIKrCI. k'wtokVrto: each additional, 25c, irlyKlreiUxer». ____j at.head of eolnmn, etc., 15 [tuonai tó tegular rate«, tor professional cards, ave lineo of » attest, 4* p>r year. including a copy of ..... ^—»»wWeeelOloo»!column, 10oenWalino eoehlasertkm. MM JIJnr(lMa«ilh t, Founil, . Inserted __ _______________ three weeks for WtJ OCT»." Cani 0t Tfcaafca Notexoeedlng »U linea, one Insertion, GO cents Transient advertising, cash in »dvance. JM, PB1NTI«« Òt eym dfsqiptioHpiimuitly and satisfactorily Maynard's Block, Maynard. SEW AND NOBBY STILES l! -OP-Gents Furnishings Tfoliks, Valises, Umbrellas. Pants made to Order. . „ -All «pods »old «t Bottom Prices. aoMHepaMeramei. i : •Neil Currie & Co. Real solid comfort may he enjoyed by selecting your dresses from our large assortment ot Crinkle Cloth, Challics, Segcs, Una rkaHbrtf., Mali*«», Otalkana, Prl>u, ami pther Seasonable, Novelties, whtbti wc; are selling so low that you ^wtl hafdiy miss the outlay from your purse. We have a full lino of Ladies,' Gents, and Children's Summer Underwear, Hosiery, Glove*, Mitts etc. Parasol«, Funs ana Straw Hat* are now ripe. Conic and take your piclc •We ate selling th "Eddy" and "Alaska" Refrigerators and Ice Chests at less than manufacturer*» prices. New styles in Tapestfy, Lowell Extra Super, and Hemp Carpetings and Floor Oil Cloths just received. A splendid assortment of Wall Paper, Parlor, Chamber and Kitchen Furniture Spring beds, Mattresses, Bedsteads, Chil . dnn'i Carriages Ac. Cheap for cash, or on installments.Tattles, Jones& Wetherbee South Aoton. Mass. B. S. ADAMS, Horse-Shoer -AND-— MA.YNARD, MA88., Opp. Astabet Manufacturing Co.'» Mills. Care taken in shoeing Interfering, Over-reaching and Tender-footed Horsca. All work warranted and at •live and let llv«*" prices. 8tow, Mnjrnnrd, Roekbottom, Berlin. Bolton and BostonExpress. «MAOISM leave BaltM and Berllaat Ml A.*., connecting at Hudson with 7.«l A. M. nitoftfBmloa. " ' 1 for Bolton and Berllu on ar- riraTctf M6P. K. train from Boston, tan Créas Bolia *• eeaia ~ iWns, Uwsl*. t »Court Square. CU V,<«WiR,PMprhHr Ï. D. GÏ1JËOBB, ÖM1CSÖAY8» Maynard—Thursdays, ïttdsy* and Saturdays. io Maynard'» block. Northboro—Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, atresidenoe Main street. HORA CE TUTTLE Hack, Boarding and LUery Stable '■■ ■ wiumròm;iimmh<i>»- Backs mmi Bai(M furbished for parties. Orders loft at J. G. friend's Drag Store and»t the Stable will receivs prompt attestloo, Cenneeted by telephone. .' L.E. BROOKS, Raek, livery, feed and Boarding Stable. Hacks fnrnlghed for weddings, funerals, etc., and barges for parties. ___ Opposite Fitchburg B-B. depot, MNCABD, • MASK. Connected by telephone. Hacks at depo. 1CSS ANNIE C. BLAISDELL, Christian Scientist. ABSENT TREATMENT GIVEN, fyResidence and Postoffioe address. CwacaMI, IHae«, THOMAS H. DRÜRY Rooms over H. 8. Richardson's Draa State. A good line of Worsted« Woolen Samples To select from. A good ALL WOOL pair of Trousers for $5.00. Suits equally low. ^"Repairing neatly done._Al Concord. ----- Mass. A. B. BLACK. WMwriilit & Carnap Builder, CONCORO, SI AMU.Carriages For Bale, repaired, built or exchanged. Harness Making, Carriage Painting and Trimming a Specialty. Harnesses. Robes, Whips, eto., for sale or exchange. MARBLE & MITK WORKS! P. J. SHEEHÀN, (Successor to D. E. Williams Sc Co.) Manufacturer of and dealer In all kinds of Foreign and American Granite and Marble. A large assortment constantly on hand at prices tnai defy competition. . M^ULwd examine before funbutaig eleo-where. Vl»ltors always welcome. Bedford Street, • Concord, Mass. aprii Sl-ly P.J. Has In a full line of Fall and inter Styles .and Samples OF- Foreign and Domestic Cloths. Also a very fine liue of Gents' Furnishing Goods Repairing and Gleaning Neatly and quickly done.P. J. SULLIVAN, Riverside Bl<x k, Main Street, MAYNAKI), - MASS. H. S. HAPGOOD, AUCTIONEER & APPBAISER, StiO-w, IMIasH. HARRY L ALDERMAN, Veterinary Surgeon, Concord, Mass.. Will attend to all diseases of Cattle, Horses, Sheep, etc. Orders left with A. It. BLACK, will be promptly attended to. -NEW-MEAT The undersigned has opened a Meat and Provision Market in the rear of his residence, Thoreau St., where he will keep constantly on hand a first-class supply of Meat and Provisions of all kinds, Vegetables and Fruits in their season. Also a choice supply of Vermont Dairy Butter. It will be the aim ot the proprietor to please the public in Prices and Quality of his Goods. A. F. BOWMAN, CONCORD, MASS. WILLIAM BARRETT, General Insnrnce Agent, Concord, Mass. The following 'Companies are represented: Mutual Compakiks. Qaiacy, H*ly*ke, «'»renter, Trader* aaal IHcch«aIeai,Oitiaea»,aa4 Merriaaach. Stock Comi-abies. Ilame, NpHsileM, Pkaalz •( Hart fw4, lu. €». •( N. A.,C«atiaeatal,Pr«T. Waab., aad Narihera Aaaaraaee af I.aa-4«a. jyLlfe and Accident policies written in flrst-class Companies. Dr. CHAS. H JOHNQUEST, insuranck builuing, - - • conookd, mass. OIBco open every day except Fridays from 9 A. M. to 12 M., and from 1 to » V.M. Frill ays, A. M , at Ueformaton. Appointments made through the mall, box 132. Reference l)rs. !■ lajiK <V Osgood, 2i Tremunt Street, lloaton. __ OLD COLONY RAILROAD—NORTHERN DIVISION. Winter arrangement nf trains, in ellcct on and after Marlboro, Nortliburo, Clinton, Leominster and Fitchburg. ton & Albany Railroad depot, Boston; TRAINS SOUTH. Sept. », IM», to and from Boston and Trains arrive at anil depart from Hos- a m Leave Fitchburg 6 28 Leominster Ccn. 6 36 1'ratts Junction, {6 43 Cliataa 6 S3 lloltou {0 67 West Berlin ft 02 Berlin 7 06 Northboro 7 12 Hospital station }T IS Arrive Marlboro 7 37 Leave Marlboro 7 IS Marlboro Junct 7 26 Southboro Fayville Framlngham Lakevlew, Arrive 8o. Framln'm 7 29 7 32 7 I» S7 40 7 46 8 36 Leave Mansfield Taunton, New Bedford Fall Iti ver Arrive at New York, Fall River am 7 29 7 33 7 48 8 03 8 30 8 05 B 14 8 18 827 8 32 0 16 9 30 10 03 10 40 11 10 line. a m 9 00 9 00 9 18 » 28 19 39 9 4fi 19 4T 10 03 9 60 9 50 10 00 10 02 10 0» 10 14 11 00 11.36 1 03 1 40 1 44 p m 12 16 12 24 12 32 12 42 «12 40 12 60 «12 63 1 00 «1 03 I 17 I 06 1 '2. 1 17* 1 19 1 20 ÇI 27 1 32 2 4« 2 60 3 12 3 5» 4 02 p in TRAINS NORTH. Leave New York Fall River, New Bedford Taunton, Manslleld " Baataa So Framlngham Lakevlew, Framingbam Fayville Southboro Marlboro June. Arrive Marlboro Leave Marlboro ara am 6 30 p m 6 40 4 60 6 26 0 47 7 16 8 00 «8 02 8 06 8 12 8 18 8 23 8 30 8 06 Hospital station, |8 29 Norihbou Berlin W. Berlin Bolton CUataa Fratta Jane. Leominster Arrive Fitchburg 8 J3j 39 42 8 53 19 01 9 10 8 19 LOWKLI TRAINS SOUTH. A.M. 8 20 8 46 9 31 10 46 10 66 11 68 «12 00 12 03 12 10 12 13 12 18 12 25 12 10 «12 26 12 29 J12 37 12 41 «12 40 12 61 1 01 1 09 1 1» am 10 68 12 15 1 12 1 66 2 15 2 67 3 02 3 10 3 14 3 19 3 26 3 10 |3 21 3 30 J3 38 |3 42 3 47 4 06 4 16 p m 4 .10 C II §5 17 6 ¿0 b 29 6 .12 6 37 6 43 6 30 «6T44 6 48 6 66 6 00 6 Ol 6 09 6 10 6 27 « ST 4 18 4 23 4 20 4 29 4 38 M 30 4 44 ù m P m 3 33 :I 40 4 ;*o 4 M 6 25 C 12 0 17 G 25 fi 20 16 36 0 16 '6 30 1(i 44 6.55 7 10 7 19 S m 00 4 10 4 18 4 28 4 32 4 38 4 30 4 40 «4 40 6 05 4 50 4 58 6 02 6 Ot 6 11 6 10 e oo G 34 8 10 Wedn'ys & Saturdays p m Ä 26 5 62 {5 60 (1 110 V 01 6 09 «i 12 6 31T, 6 15 0 21 G 26 0 28 0 30 6 41 7 »> .Sundays a in 7 10 «7 10 7 27 7 37 57 41 |î 40 47 40 7 60 «7 60 8 14 8 00 8 08 8 12 8 14 8 21 «8 22 8 20 9 20 7 10 7 2« a.m. Wedn'ys & Sundays Saturdays. p in e 25 7 25 §7 27 7 30 7 3* 7 41 7 45 7 50 I> m II no 11 40 11 45 II 63 11 60 12 01 12 07 11 65 «12 10 12 13 12 20 12 24 12 29 12 3« $12 43 12 52 1 02 AND FBAMINOUAM Suny's. a.m. p.m. i'.m. Lowell, 7.40 12.46 4.00 6.30 No. Acton Junction, 8.00 «1.07 $4.23 7.02 Acton, 8.04 1.13 4.28 7.10 Concord Junction, 8.08 1.18 4J2 7.10 No. Sudbury, $8.14 $1.2» $4-® 7.10 Sudbury, 8.19 1.28 4.42 7.40 So. Sudbury, 8.23 LSI 4.46 7.48 No. Framlngham, $8.27 $1.30 4.50 8.00 Framingbam, 8.31 1.41 4.56 8-10 Lakevlew, $1-42 $4.6« So. Framlngham Arrive, 8.30 1.40 6.00 &£0 Ho. Framlngham Leave 8.42 1.56 6.30 Manslleld, Arrive, 9.35 3.43 6.08 $4JW BRANCH. TRAINS NORTH. Manslleld. So. Frainingham, Ar. So. Framlngluuu, Lv. Lakevlew, Framlngham, No. Franilngbam, So. Sudbury, Sndbunr, No, Sudbury, Concord Junction, Acton, No. Acton Junction, Lowell, Arrive, l'.M. 0.47 7.38 7.55 $7.67 8.00 $8.06 8.11 8.19 $8 23 8.30 8.34 $8.30 0.02 A.M. 10.45 11.30 11.38 $11.40 11.43 $11.47 11.52 11.56 $11.68 12.08 12.12 $12.17 12.40 pin G 00 6 47 5>; 49 G 62 7 IM) 7 03 7 08 7 14 7 00 $7 15 7 20 |7 27 7 31 7 35 7 41 7 51 8 00 8 10 Sun'ys. r.m p.m. 4.55 5.55 6.58 5.40 $0.00 0.03 5.48 0.06 6.66 6.13 0.04 0.17 6.10 $0.21 610 li.20 6.42 6.33 6.49 $0.37 0.67 0.60 1X1 $FI*{ 4-.UI >11. Ht>;>4 only to leive paeseers. IStops nly for Boston passongeis. Train leaving Fitchburg at 9 A v. connects for Cottage City and Nantucket. Returning, Nantucket, 6.46 a m. Cottage city, 8.46, a.m. Connect at Routh Framingbam with trains to and from Worcester, Springfield, and points on B. & A. R. R., at Mansfield for Newport, Pautucket, Providence, and points on l'rovldence Division and Ckpe Cod, ,_PAAC N. MARSHALL, BapC, OKO. L. CONNOR, Qen'l. Piter. Agt., J. R. KKNDRICK, Qen. Ma'r Protect Your Homes, ^viivuiiiuuinu, and otherplaees withindoors, sgainstfoul air. This can be done by using TUB Sherman "King', VAPORIZER, the only Self-Acting and Continuous Disinfectant ever known. It sterilises and renders Inert and harmless, all germs which abound in Foul air, and thus prevents the spread of Contagious Diseases. It purifies all places withln-cloors, and keeps them pure, Irrespective of the intensity of the' Impurities. It Is In use In twenty-six school-rooms in Salem, and lias the Indorsement of the teachers; also In Lowell school-rooms— with tho Indorsement of (f. F. Lnwlon, Ksq., Superintendent of schools. Its work is perfect and absolute In all places. Costs to run a No. 2 ¡15 C'eata a Year. All Information had of v C. S. JACKSON, M. D„ Agent for Hndson and adjacent Towns.Here is Your Chance If You Want a Farm. j | aawao suitably divided into mowing 11 ¿11/1 vS. and tillage, with a lew ncrcs of pasturage, anil wood enough for lioinc uxe; will seep six cows and liorso tlio year round; (¡ood supply of fruit trees of nil kinds; land n li^lit loam, free from stones, capable of raining the finest of crops and easy to work. Cottage House c inveniiMit; lias Hue ce- lncnteil cellar, (¡ood Barn with collar under whole; carriage houho. connected. Water supplied to barn tiy aqueduct. Never falling well at hmirto. This is a cosy little home, and is sold for the liest of reasons. 1'rlce, Including all the hay in tlic 1 arn and the crops growing on the place, MO, one-llivlf caah. Will l>o shown freo of expense at WOOD'S REiL ESTATE Afiffl'i Chase's Block, - Hudson. Iffavnnrd's Block, - Dlafiiard.NEW CORNERDrug Store. Having moved into my new stove, at the corner of Main and Broad streets, I feel confident with my additional accommodations, I shall be better able than ever to meet the wants of my growing trade. I have put in a MagnificentTuft's Fountain, From which I can serve refreshing soda, made from my own syrups. Call and see me at my new store.E. F. Partridge. HUDSON SAVINGS IBANK Jfjl«' Jtlock, Main Sired. DrpMita Draw laletvat fran. (he thir Wcdaeadav •( Oetaber, Jnsnarjr, April find July- Dividends payable Saturday after ¡tho third Wednesday In January and July. BUSINESS HOURS:—From 9 A. M. to 12 M. EVERY DAY, and Saturdays from a A. M. to t2 M., and 1 to 5 and 6 to 8 r. M. MONEY I,OANEI> on neal Estate. Persons having loans can pay on the principal fifty dollars or rooro at any time and stop interest on amount paid at once. IHVKKTMKNT COMMlTtKK FOR 18C9.—E. M. Stowe, Chan. H. Robinson, J. S. Bradley, llcnj. Dearborn, L. T. Jefts. B. M. STOWK, President. DANIEL W. HTnATTON. Treasurer HACK SERVICE The undersigned would take this opportunity to return to the people of Hudson, his sincere thanks for the liberal patronage he has received from them in the past, and to inform them that he will continue to run His Hack from both Depots on arrival and departure of trains, and attend to all orders left at the Post Office and Hndson Honse, as usual, and at residence, corner of Park and Washington Streets. JV Orders attended to Sundays as'well as week days. Hudson, June 5,1R89. P. D. GATES.Hlytli's Bakery. Home Madt Bread, Fancy and Common Crackers ALWAYS FRESH. Weddinj[ and Fancy Cateto Order. Bakery on Broad street ; store, Jefts Block, Main street. HUDSON, . - MASS MILLIE'S BABIE8. 81» little Umld kitten* Cut In the cold &k»e, Their mother Is always gadding «boot / *d brings them not eteoa booei > iuk.uu ¡itilwnkivizin|rearijy. She's off till latest night; A misebievious, selfish eld pamf. That never doae anything right The kittens are always hungry, They're too Umld to eatoh a And their mother is such an old They wont kvep her In any bouse, Bhe never petted nor played with thee* Nor washed tliera nioe aad dean. Buch six little dirty feoes I'm sure I have never eesai eix little sad. «ad kittens. All sitting lii a row, Cold and hungry and dirty, From tip or each nose to each to*. Twelve little curs and six little tails Haugihg and drooping low. Bo out oh the steps I found them. Sitting all in u row. And Millie beared hard to keep them. And fed tti.Mii and washed them so i" Such six brl,;lit. cunning kittens I'm sure I have never seen. The tioys laughed at Millie's babies Bhe cared not a whit, would youf ^ If she hadn't udopted those kittens. What in the world would they do? —M. K. Nolan in School and Home, DORA'S CONFESSION. - I had lx'on throe months at Tide Ball. It sounds like a grand place, but It wasn't grand at all—only a ruinous old brick house standing behind a row of scraggy ]>oplar trees on a dreary stretch of seashore, wlioro tho rocks broke the tido into whitu sheets of foam when it thundered up twioo a day, and tho very shrubs in tho garden were sprinkled with salt spray when tho wind camo from the east. Here, all alone, except for a deaf old man who came to work in the garden and briii^ coal and water, lived Mrs. Cadgott, my father's cousin, and hither I had lioen sent to take caro of her when she was slrickcn down with rheumatic fever. Jenny, my elder sister, had refused to leave Now York. "Just'when I'm getting along so nicely in my art school," said she; and Georgiana had laughed at the idea. "Mo shut myself up at Tido Hall liko a clam in its shell! Not while tho Euterpe sociables are going oil!" And my father and mother had decided that Dora must go. Dora was generally tho victim of the family, and there was nothing for it but for Dora to submit. "And liesides," I could hear my mother whisper to my father, "it will be e, ~reat thing to get her out of Jack's way - tho present. Jho thought I didn't hear, but I did. Poor Jack! Ho was, in his way, as much of a victim as I was. It really wasn't Jack's fault that tho officers of the bank where ho was employed declared that he had no financial talent. Nothing seemed to go right with Jack. My father called him a rolling stone who would gather no moss. My mother said ho was thoroughly ineilicient. Jenny and Georgy laughed at him, and wondered what Dora could possibly gee in him. But I liked him, and I couldn't help it. So when Mrs. Cadgett's summons came I thought I might as well Ixj unhappy at Tylo Hall as on Twenty-seventh street. i' bad plenty to do. All tho housework, except what old Owen could do, fell to my share, and my old relative required endless waiting on. Rut then, when she was in her moro gonial moods, she would tell me tho history of her old tapestries and antique f urniture, show me her jewel casltot, and even jXTiuit mo to clasp around my neck a certain old necklace, stained purple with the glow of amethysts, and outlined around with tiny white diamonds. "It has boon in the Cadgott family for a hundred and lifty years," said she. "My husband's niece, Jemima Cadgett, expects to inherit it, but it is mine to leavo * whom I please. And though Jem' ja wants my jewels she Isn't will-ir.rf to come hero and live with me!" Nor was the amethyst necklace all of the Cadgott jewel«. There was a solitaire diamond, as largo as n cherry stone, sot in a ring. There was an odd cameo brooch and it pair of sleeve buttons of "pigeons' blood" rubies, nnd a quaint littlo dagger with its hilt incrusted in small brilliants. I was never tired of looking at these trinkets. "Yes, child, yes, they're pretty enough," Mrs. Cadgott had said, "but what use aro they to an old woman like me? I sometimes think it isn't safe for mo to keep them hero in this solitary place, and only two women in tho house. Onlv, to bo sure, nobody knows of them!" "Aro they very valuable, Aunt Cad-gctt?" asked I, for by that name she had bidden mo to call her. "They're worth a thourand dollars at tho very least," said she. , So that oi.o stormy night when a masculine figure emerged out of the flying spray and deepening twilight close to the back door, I gave a great Btart. Owen had trudged to his homo and I was all alone, amusing myself, as I often did on the sly, by looking ut AuntCadg-ctt's ornaments and trying their effect on myself before the hall tnirror, with a strange breathless senso the while of -transgressing soma unwritten law, for the old lady never knew but that they were safely looked in her chiffonier, of -Which I kept tho key. Of course, it was wrong, but I was only 17, and I led such a solitary life, I had the jeweled dagger stuck through my hair, and the necklace clasped around my neck, and was holding the candle Qrst this way and then that to catch the coruscations of tho tiny facets, when, chancing to turn my head, I saw a face flattened against the window glass. A man's ,acc! For a second my heart stood still. It was for a second only, however, for I instantly recognized the heavy black mustache and merry, sparkling eyes of— Jack Mornington. "Oh, Jack! oh. Jack!" I cried, flying to 0(>en the door and let him in. "Masquerading, ehf" «aid Jack, after he had given me a hearty kiss. "Pleiuso don't tell of me, Jock. I «m only trying on Mrs. Cadgett's jewels. One must do something In a lonely pboa liko this," pleaded I. "By Jove! though. It la lonelysaid Jack. "I thought I never should find It, and I don't know now how I'm over to get back uj tho mainland." "How cane you here, Jack?" I asked. "I wanted to see you, Dora, to tell you good-by. Thoee beastly l»nk people have turned mn out, and I'm going to seek my fortune?" "Where, Jack?" I questioned. "Heaven only knows, I don't," And, like two silly children that we were, we looked at each other and burst out laughing. I still in the glitter of Aunt Cadgett's jewels. Jack warml»g his chilled hands at the kitchen lire. And then he explained to mo his plana for the future, and I promised to wait for his fortune to be made, even if it were seven times seven'yeara^ And thf rain drove in sheet« against the side or the house, and the thunder of the rising tide filled the silence like the constant discharge of artillery. "You can never go away from here in this storm, at this time d sight, Jack" AFTER MANY YEARS. said L "It's all one can do to keep out of the quicksands by daylight, Owen says." ••Will the old lady keep meT I shook my head. "She has a horror of strangers," said L "But I won't ask her, Jack. I'll you up a bed of blankets and soft pillows on this kitchen settee. You'll be very comfortable, and yon must be off before daylight, lest Owen Ringgan should dis-oover you. And, Jack, there's plenty of bread and meat and new milk in the cupboard, and"- "You are a darling," said Jack. "There's Aunt Cadgett's cane thumping on the floor," cried L "Her^gnaL She wants me." Aunt Cadgett was unusually exacting that night. I thought I never should get her settled to her satisfaction, and in the midst of it I remembered that I had left the jewel casket down stairs. Suppose that sho should take a fancy to inspect it, as she often did at nightl I trembled at the idea. Fortunately, however, she did not, and I crept quietly down stairs after she was asleep. Jack was asleep, too, lying in an unconsciously graceful attitude, with his cheek pillowed against his arm, and there where I had left it, after we had both admired the antique ornaments, was the leather case on the dresser shelf. "Thank goodnessl" I said to myself, as I put it back Into the chiffonier drawer and noiselessly turned tho key. I sat lieside Aunt Cadgett's bed that night, catching what scraps and fragments of sleep I could, for her rhouma-tism racked her fiercely and she was to take her medicine every two hours. And when 1 woke in the early morning she was sweetly sleeping, tho sunshine streamed cheerily across the floor, and Jack was gone! "Dora," Bald Mrs. Cadgett to me the next day, "bring me mv jewel case." I obeyed, thinking but little of the order. "Open it," said tho old lady. I opened it. Thero was only the faded velvet lining with its worn compartments. Not a trinket remained. I gave » great start. "Oh!" I cried, "where are the jewels?" "I suppose you haven't stolen 'em?" said Mrs. Cadgett. "1?" "Nor old Owen?" '•Of courso not." "No one else has been In the house?" I looked at Mrs. Cadgett She looked at me with eyes that glittered like piercing dagger points. I fell, sobbing, on my knees, and buried my face in the bed clothes. "Jack has been here," said L "He slept in the kitchen that rainy night. He saw tho jewels. I was trying them on— Oh! Aunt Cadgett, it was very wrong and wicked of me, but I meant no harm! Ohl I'm quite, quite sure of that! And if any one has stolen your jewels"- "No ono has stolen them, child," said Mrs. Cadgett, with a sort of low, chuckling laugli. "They're safe here, under my pillow, where I put them that night after you brought them up here. I managed somehow to take the key out of your dress pocket and hobble to the chiffonier after you were asleep. I knew there was a man down stairs—I had heard hia voice—and I thought my treasures would bo safest under my own hand. Besides, I couldn't bear the idea of having a sly traitor in the house. You _ _ _ haven't been sly, Dora; you have beenAfcj^i^iiyy 8t^od "oUt "c confessing it alL Don't cry, little girl; I Bt0rmy night, w forgive you." ........ "But 1 don't deserve to be forgiven!' I sobbed out. "I have been sly. Qive your jowols to Jemima Cadgett, please— give her everything!" Mrs Cadgett smiled and shook her head. "Now," said Bhe, "tell mo all about this Jack." And I told her, and she comforted me with words of sympathy and kindly caresses such as I never had expected to receive from her. That was last year. Jack and I were married a month ago, and Aunt Cadgett's wedding gift to me was the leathern case of jewels. Jack is to be overseer of tho great Cadgett orango orchards down in Florida, and Miss Jemima says she don't caro a straw who wears the jeweled dagger and the amethyst necklace, so long as Aunt Cadgett Is suited. She is so good a!>out 1L And as soon as Aunt Cadgett Is ablo to be moved we are all going to Florida together. And I am so happy I But Jack and Aunt Cadgett both say I deserve it-Shirley Browne in The Fireside Companion. _ STRAY BIT8. ~ A COUNTRY SCHOOL. Pretty and pale and tired Bhe aits In her stiff baoked chain WhOe the biasing summer sun Shines In oo her soft brown hair. And the little brook without, That she bean through the open dooQ Mocks with Its murmur oool Bard bench and dusty floor. It seems an eodleas round— Grammar and A, B, 0; The blackboard and the sums, The stupid geography; When from teacher to Uttle Jim Kot coe ot them cane a straw, Whether "John" Is In any "cose," Or Kansas Id Omaluk 9or Jimmy's bare brown feet Are aching to wade in the stream. Where the trout to his luring bait Shall leap, with a quick, brlgh. gleam; And his teacher's blue eyes stray To the flowers on the desk hard by, Till her thoughts have followed her eyes With a half unconscious sigh. Her heart outruns the clock. As she smells their faint sweet scents But when have time and heart Their measure in union beotf For time will haste or lag. Like your Shadow on the grass. That lingers far behind, Or flies when you fain would pass. Have patience, restless Jim, The stream and flah will wait; And patience, tired blue eyes- Down the winding road by the gate, Under the willow shade, Stands some one with fresher flo worst So turn to your books again. And keep love for the after hours. A four legged chicken Is a Wymore, Neb., cariosity. The souave uniform is to be abandoned by the French army. New Yorkers devour a million quarts of Ice cream oi> a Sunday. In liondon the women are beginning to wear the single eyeglass. Wood pavement lasts about seven years in streets where the traffic Is heavy. Buffalo, D. T., has a »-year-old boy who weighs eighty pounds and is four feet high. About 25,000,000 lotters pass yearly between the United Kingdom and North America. A thief at Parkersburg, Pa., dug up a field of potatoes during the night and carried them olT. Stuffed rats and mice are sold to be one of tho fashions as ornaments In bonnets and hats for 1800. The mouth of Calumet river, emptylnginto Dike Michigan, has moved east 8,800 feet since 18Sa An Ohio farmer says that one of his bens has produced an egg every day for the past six months. Moro than 3,000,000 of the youth of India are now receiving an education In the English language. A West Virginia man suggests that the new postage stamps be adorned with the picture of Baby McKee. ^heesine, the most recent American prod-net, Is said to be composed of (kirn milk, alkali and hog fats. There are ttl.OOO benefit and burial clubs registered In England and Wales, with funds which amount to £ 11,000,00a A pear tree at Sandy Hill, Pa., Is well filled with fruit, and one bough Is covered with blossoms. People go miles to see It Last year tiie value of the farm stock— cattle, sheep and pigs—on the farms of the United Kingdom was about £H2,OOJtOO<X A western paper gallantly remarks that' "the lady prisoners in our jail are about the most desperate lot we have seen In along time." Two kinds of divorces are granted In Cir-rassta. By the first the parties can Immediately marry again; by the second, not for a year. On the extreme point of the Headlands was a ragged bowlder, standing, as it were, at anchor, for the salt waves beat in a circle round its base; and on its summit, swinging out with a daring recklessness that would have been appalling to timid, inland folk, a sturdy youth wearing the rude garb of a fisherman— that was Harry Melville. Ho broke out into a song—a rude, nautical thing; but the old time air was sweet, and the voice that sung it wondrous clear and resonant, ringing out like a trumpet peal above the dash of tho waves, yet sweet and tender as the note of a wood thrush. Over and over again he trilled the quaint ditty, until every echo caught up the strain, and the whole place and the great sea itself seemed thrilling with melody. Just then the door of the old farm house swung open, letting out a broad flood of lamp light and a slender girl's figure; and an instant later this self same figure, quaint and prim in its gown of gray, stood just behind the singer. He sang on, utterly unconscious. "Harry!" He was near losing his balance, and his song came to a sharp and sudden end, leaving the closing night in silence. The girl broke into a merry laugh. "Well. Syria?" ho asked. "Nothing—only supper is waiting, and Aunt Sarah is growing impatient," she replied. "Oh, that's alll" The eager light died out of his eyes, leaving them gloomy and abstracted. "I do not want any supper; I've made up my mind, Syria." She gave a quick, gasping breath, but face and voice were quiet "Welt, Harry?" 'Tm going!" "When?" "At daybreak." Her very lips paled, and her slender fingers Bhook and trembled, but her eyes remained true and steady. "Well," sho answered slowly, "God bless you, Htu-ry!" The boy stood silent, his eyes fixed on the far coast line, where the red sunset fires were slowly burning out, his thoughts busy with tho past. One night, clear and vivid—a hen the sky was like ink, and the mad sea thundered until the old farmhouse shook to its very center. They were down on the strand, his father and a half dozen fishermen— himself, a sturdy lad, following like a young spanieL Hard work lay before the men. A stately vessel lay out on tho bar, and the strong gale was driving her to pieces. Boat after boat started out as her booming guns begged for assistance, but each one was swamped or driven back. It was mere desperation, an old sailor said; no boat could stand Buch a gale— they fcould do nothing. His father chuckled to himself, and bringing out a sturdy craft of his own, placed himself at its helm, and went out into the darkness, never to return again, the men averred; but Harry did not believe it He had never known his father to fail, and he sat down amid the crash and roar to watch and wait. And not vainly, for by and by the sturdy boat beat its way back, bringing only ono trophy, a littlo soa waif that tho old man had picked up—a tiny girl child with flaxen hair and bluo eyes. The rough men bore her up to the old farm house, Harry trotting on behind; and before day dawn tho booming guns were silent, for the stately vessel, after a bravo fight, had gone down beneath the hungry waves. Capt Melvillo and his wife could do nothing more or less than to adopt the little storm gift and bring her up as their own child. So they called her Syria, after all; and as she merged into maidenhood the lads called her the "belle of the ocean." She and Harry had been sister and brother for ten years, eating their frugal supper from the same porringer, and sharing the same bed in childhood. "Yes, the Black Dragon sails at daybreak and I'm going in her, Syria," he said, his eyes solemn and tender and his voice tremulous. Tho girl stood silent a moment; then putting the question with a forced laugh; "How far are you going, Harry?" she said. "When do you expect to come back?" "The Black Dragou's bound art the world, I believe," he responded,' : as to coming back—well, it will be yi • before I see the Headlands again. ! Then a sudden light blazed up in • eyes. "Shall you miss me when I'm gone, do you think, Syria?" he askcxL A swift rose color bloomed in her fair" cheeks, and her eyes overflowed with tears. I "Harry," she said, her voice sweet with unspoken tenderness, "I'm superstitious, you know. I want you to take this with you," unclasping a slendor gold ohain from her neck. "I always had a fancy that this little trinket possessed some hidden charm. Put it on your neck, please, and it you ever are left to the mercy of the wild waves, it willsava you, may be, as it did me." At moonrise everything was ready, and with his knapsack strapped aoross his shoulders, Harry stood in the doorway. "Good-by, fatherl" his voice husky. "Qood-byj Ilarry, Make a mao o' Ida yourself before yoil out i "Ay, ay« fatherl" Then he broke down, and . cap over his eyes strod« -«way < another word , ; { One after another the seasons foQowvd each other. The gray moas ontiMMi farmhouse roof grew larger aadthtolra j the old captain was getting rheematld and doaed away the afternoon* i»|im chimney corner, and Aunt 8arah.' wa* losing something of her old bustling ao> tivity. ' | Bftautiful Syria! Th* pro«tties4f ilMr girlhood was being developed lato glort | ous maturity. But she might hare beta a pearl, as they called her,'in' Mrlof1, secluBiveness, for all the hunuur fsdUty she seemed to possess. | Every day the Black Dragon was looked for, and every evening brought a disappointment: j At last, one golden afternoon* whm sunlight streamed in yellow bars over th* sanded floor, and Syria had looped back tho curtains with clusters of scarlet ber>' ries and sprays of wintevgrten; and ranged the golden pippin* In long ro«« on the mantle, in the very midst of-their expectation the tidings came, bxoqght' from the city by a fisherman. Tfoftiaok Dragon, homeward bound, t0okfli^ j under the line, and eveiy soul dn i perished. Harry would 'never -home! | A silence more solemn than death flail on the old farm house. Annt Sarah suhk beneath the blow into feeble seoond child* hood, nnd the old captain gttswmMos* ■ and sullen. Syria alone bote thehtowj bravely. Fair and white a* a pearly th* moved aliout with sealed lipeand aoiemn eyes, taking all the heavy household cares upon her slender shoulders and working from dawn till twilight Then, when the hush of night brooded over the great sea, sho took her sole recreation.1 Gliding down to the beach, she would clamber to the lop of the rough bowlder and sit for an hour looking out to sea,' with her poor eyes full of piteous expeo*' tation. I "No," she said, "I wont forget; heU come by and by; my little charm Will bring liim—I will wait" j At last there came an afternoon black with portentous omens. ( "I never seo sich signs as these at the Headlands only once afore, and then we had a gale that just shivered things— and we are going to have it again." I The old flHherman was correct; about sunset it came, with a thundering crack and crash, as if the very heavens wen* being rolled together. j "The guns have ceased," he said, putting on bis oilcloth coat "The poor ship's gone. I am going down to the shore to bco what the boys aire doing." "A bad night, cap'n," one of ^them said as ho and Syria approached. i "Poor luck, captain—poor luck! We tried putting out the boats, but It was no go—the gale was too hard. We picked up only that chap, and he's done for." I Syria's eyes followed his pointing finger, and beheld stretched upon the, wet sand the figure of a man. "He's not dead, fatherl" she cried. "There's warmth here—indeed there is! Let's take him up to the house and trf to save him." "Do as she bids you," said the old man; and the men obeyed. | " Tis he—your son Hariyl Dont you see? Will you waste your precious time? Let us work and save him!" she Bald. { And they did. By and by a feint warmth diffused itself over his body! » dim red shone in his pale cheeks, and he murmured, just above his breath: I "Syria! Syria! I am comingl" I Syria heard him, and without a word or a sigh dropped in a dead faint at his very feet. In a few days he entirely recovered and related his adventures. He bad made his fortune and was coming home to stay, and no one was moro happy than Syria. | But three weeks after there was a grand wedding at the old farmhouse, Capt. Harry Melville received for hi* bride Syria, the foundling, the beautiful "bello of the ocean," and their cup was fulL — Waverley Magazine. j THE TALE OF A TOURI8T. He Wasn't So Very Partlenlar, bat Be Had to Draw the Una. "Have you auvthiog to give a poor man, munif" The voico t-tis t hat of a wan, haggard aad dilapidated mendicant Hat in hand, wtth bowed Innd and humble mien, he .stood, in theprusenco of the young housewife. The wind blow through his scanty, unkempt hair, and his toes looked mournfully oo». thrwogh the embrasures in bis shoes in a weird, grew-some way that would have drawn a imhoc sympathy from a wax figure of Jessie Jamas or melted the heart of a bridge.tender. "Have yon walked far this mornlngf die asked. "Yes, mum," replied the jaded pOgrim. "I havo hoofed it for about ten or elevan mile." "Are you hungryP "Powerful gaunt In the stomach, like." Tho tender hearted young woman meditated a fow moments. "1 have nothing but a soup bone and soma cold tripo to offer you," she said, "but you are welcome to them." The tourist shook his head sadly. . " 'Bliged to you, mum," be responded In a hollow voico, "but I'm a vegetarian. Halnt got no ham nnd eggs, I reckon!" "I am sorry to say I have not Bat stay P she exclatmod as the forlorn applicant for charity turned to go. "Wouldn't yoo Ilk* something in tho way of olothlng, my poor rnanF "Yes'm," ho replied, gratefully. "If you've got any old clothes about the hows* Pd b* glad to get'em." With a light step and a heart full Of happiness at the prostiect of being able to do good to a sufToring fellow creature she left .him and returned presently with a small bundle. "Hero is a garment I beard my husband say he should not wear again," said the young wifa "It Is perfectly clean and Just as good as now." .-*-'-• .. U 1:1. !'.•■ ' •• ■■ !■::>.>,fl .flirt..'- In- ■ ' - .----. i.' - i rii'h "otilfc- WUBUXm iui.«!'- •uii' i »mh vfthh flannel shirt that's been stuck at me sinoa I left Emit St. Louis, anil fve got a poekat foil of 'ein.'' As the hot sun came out from behind, a cloud and beamed down pitUealy on. th* dusty highway the weary wanderer took from lila bundle a jagged bunk of tobacco, looked at it in a hesitating and uncertain way, put it in his pocket, and started. acrtMt the street In the direction of a bouse fWM which there seemed to emanate, as it wera, a suggestion of fried pork.—Chicago Tribune. Not Watched. "I'm a Jeweler's clerk." "Ah, that's a fine diamond you've got" "First water." "And n lovely ring!" "Worth a cool hundred." "What time is Itr "I dou't carry a watch." "Dou't! Why, It strikes meyouVl<**M to 1» wotchcdl"—Chicago Ledger. ;