Newspaper Page Text
•■AN INCARNATION OF
By TV. J. Lampton.
(Copyright, 1900, by TV. J. Lampoon.)
John Tankerman lived In a flat, and
j, ha <l been living In one for so long a
time that lie scarcely knew to the con
fiat population of the -world is, I
fancy, several hundred thousand, of
r.horn probably several belong to that
population entirely from choice. It Is
d.ffleult to Imagine any person prefer
r ng a home In a flat to one all to one's
sßlf wiih, perhaps, a patch of pretty gar
den at the rear, a bit of green velvet
dooryard in front, and great clusters of
t ,ft purple wisteria bloom hanging
caressingly over a long, low lazy porch
Ufore the windows, peeping out to the
s idy street; but there are such people,
and I have put their number vaguely at
several, which may mean as few as pos
;e more than one.
With this condition confronting the In
quirer, ft may very reasonably be asked
why do people live in Hate? And it may
be answered that they do so for the same
rason that John Tunkerman did, to wit,
because he knew the touch of poverty
that transforms the would that we wish
Into the must that we have. Not that
John Tunkerman was poor, for he was not
teat: nor are thousands who live in flats,
you must know that there are degrees of
She Knew Her Cousin James Had a Secret.
poverty and degrees of flats. One man
may be in possession of a moiety of the
mythical million, which is the unit of
real wealth, having an income from it
of *25.000 a year, and more than oil of it
l> spent to maintain himself and his fam
ily among their richer associates. He
cannot afford to have a home, so he lives
ill a flat for the sake of economy, another
one ot the euphemisms of poverty. Again
there are the $200,000 class, the SIOO,OOO
ciass, the $50,000 class and so on down
the ladder of dollars until the end is
reached in the cheap structures, which
may mg even ho called flats, hut are
known ns tenements. Down at the bot
tom of the ladder, it may seem difficult
enough for the stragglers to live, but it
1, not more so than it is for those w T ho
struggle farther up the ladder. The de-
Itrc. of difficulty is not measured by those
who struggle, but by that with which they
.J ~,in Tankerman was considerably
ah,.ve the bottom rung of the ladder. He
had ® thrifty wife, two sons and two
daughters, and a salary of $3,000 a year;
just enough to leave none for a rainy
day which so often comes to those of his
kind. At the moment of this chronicle,
John Tankerman was miserable because
tho last dollar of the month’s revenue
had gone to meet the annual dues on his
life insurance, and the girls wantedi new
hats, the boys needed new shoes and
t'te wife "hadn't a gown fit to wear.”
He had worried all day. and had gone to
bed early, anathematizing poverty, and
wondering why every man anu woman
did not have an even hundred thousand
dollars each, so they would' all be in
dependent and happy. This was a very
reasonable amount, he thought, seeing
that a man must have a million to be
rich, and this was but a tithe of that.
V was His last thought as he turned on
hi? pillow, and the cheer of it seemed
to soothe him to rest.
He must have overslept himself, for he
awoke with that peculiar start, one, un
der auch circumstances, once more re
fumeis his daily consciousness of the
world, and finds the light streaming in
upon him. It was at least an hour later
than usual, because the sun shone on a
certain spot near the window, which he
noted from his bed only on Sunday morn
ings when he allowed himself the de
licious luxury of an extra wink or two
that he had no time for on week-day
mornings. He called to his wife, who,
strange to say, was as derelict as her
lord, and when she responded by a sud
den Jump as If the house were on fire,
Mr. Tankerman spoke.
"Bless me, Jane," he said, “what can be
the matter with the cook this morning?
It's far after her time and there's no
sign of her. I've been depending so long
on her to wake me up that I slmpry
slept on when she didn't. I haven't heard
tho Janitor, eitlrer, nor the elevator run
ning, and the milk or the bread hasn't
put In an appearance yet. It’s dead quiet
on the street, too. I wonder if it could
have snowed everything under during the
night,” and ho smiled at his vapid little
Joke, for it was a June morning, and the
air was delicious.
"I'm sure I don't know what’s the mat
ter,” responded his wife, visibly annoy
ed. and, hurrying about as fast as she
could, finally going to the door to take
on observation in the hall for further In
Presently she returned, bringing two
large, legal looking envelopes in her
"I don’t know,” she said, “where the
cook Is or what has happened, but here
I-' something for each of us that may
explain, I wish Mary had let me know
It anything Is the matter.”
She handed one of the envelopes to her
husband, and as he tore it open she did
the same with the one still In her poo
s' ton, and out of each came anent
Pa. ham of bank hills and a note. The
note was very brief, without dale fine
or signature, and was printed in red let-
h’ It ran as follows:
1 1! rewlth please Arid SIOO AVI (one httn
dr I thousand dollars) In the currency
of i he realm, to tie used ns you see fit.”
A* that Mr. Tankerman was stunned,
Although ths full force of the discovery
l ad not •truck him. beoause he did not'
Instantly realize the measure of his good
flirtune, and ha shortly recovered sufll
elently to make an Investigation. With
Angers that teemo) to stumble over eaeh
other, he counted Iho money thus mys
teriously come Into his hands, while poor
Mt Tankerman, utterly over corns, hsd
sat flat down on tits floor, clutching ths
money to her bottom sind Isugntng hys
terically, When Jdr. Tankerman was sura
there was no mistake in the amount, he
turned his attention to his wife, and It
tvas fully half an hour before he had suc
ceeded in restoring her to her normal ra
tionality. Slowly, she began to realize
What had happened, and at last she smil
ed back at her husband and gave the
package to him to put with his for safe
“Goodness knows what it means, John,"
she said in a tremor of excitement, "and
I am only hoping it isn’t a joke somebody
is piaying on us with counterfeit money;
but -whatever ic is, the rich may have
empty stomachs as well as the poor, and
I’m that hungry and weak from the ex
ci err.ent that I'm g ing to have some
thing to eat, even if I do have to cook it
myself. So come along and start the fire,
while I do the rest with what there is in
the kitchen, and no meat or milk or
“All right,” he said, cheerfully enough,
“and when I've got the lire going, 1 11
sip out and see what X can get at the
market around the corner.”
He went forth on his errand, nervous
himself, and leaving his wife almost in
hysterics again, over the possession of
so much money, and no one to protect
her and it against thieves while he was
gohe. He iusisud that It was silly for her
to act so, especially at her age and in
broad daylight, behind 10-k and key on
the tenth floor of a tlat, and not a soul be
sides themselves knowing that there was
a dollar anywhere in the neighborhood.
In reality he was very nearly as unbal
anced as his wife was, but he put cn a
bold front as the head of the family, and
at las; went out to gather the essentials
of the breakfast. •
He was compelled to walk down the
nine flights of stairs between, himself and
the surface of the earth, for there was
no elevator running, nor was ihe Janitor
visible. But what did John Tankerman
care for that? It would be his last walk
down those stairs, or up them, or In the
elevator, for that matter, because he had
1 1 0,0.0 now, and his wife had as much
more, and their flat days were at an end
forever. It was very delightful to con
template, and very grateful to the feel ngs
of Mr. Tankerman that his good fortune
had come to him in the leafy month of
June, so that he could get out of the stuf
fy flat in the chy and go forth Into the
cool and fragrant fields of the pleasant
countryside, and he took no note of steps
as he gradually descended. Arrived at the
ground floor, he hurried out to the street,
intent upon his marketing, for he had
suddenly become fill.d with eager anxiety
to finish his breakfast and go down to
Ihe office, where he plodded away every
w. ek day In the year for a paltry $3,000.
He warned lo tell of his luck to his em
ployers and to his fellow-clerks, and
note iheir astonishment. For years he
had gone there in the street cars, but
now he woultj go in a carriage, and the
very best one the livery atable in the
next block could supply. So absorbed was
he in this fancy that for the first few'
minutes he failed to observe the unusual
condition of the streets at that hour,
Poor Mrs. Tuckerman Was Utterly
and when he was recalled to himself
by Ihe thought that he would get a news
paper from his newsboy to see if any one
had lost $210,000, he was pained to dis
cover that the boy who had been serving
him for five years had disappeared fiom
his accustom'd corner. Strange to say,
too, no other boy had filled the vacancy.
It occurrred lo him as he made this dis
covery that he had not htard any s]>ou‘s
on the street, and now for the first time
the peculhirnesß of all about him affected
him strangely. •
Was ev< rybody asleep? Had the world
got the days of tho week mixed, and
mistaken this one for Sunday? Could ii
be possible that ho had slept over a
whole day, and waked on Sabbath? He
might have done so, but his wife, never,
liven though It were Sunday. Ihe street
cars would bo running, and the newsboys
would have been no quieter than they
should have been.* He turned to go Into
a store for information, but it was closed,
lie hurried around the corner into a
street, now no less quiet than his own,
and In which ordinurlly there was a ba
bel of huckstering hum uhout the mar
ket stands, only to And that every place
was closed, and the alienee of ihe grave
was over all. Not a policeman In sight.
Not a horse or cart. Nothing, nobody.
Rack to his own street lie hurried, and
for several minutes walled for a street
car, but none came, not even the far
away rumble of one. and not a sound of
Ihe seething life of the city, as ho remem
bered It since ho was a Ultle fellow, won
dering If there was anything In the world
that could hush Its deep breathing, and
lay ths healing balm of alienee on Ita
As ho stood listening, a nameless fear
took poaaiseslon of him, and, running as
If a specter clmeod him, lie fled homeward
to lls flai, and, flying up the long
stretches of the atalrs, ha fell exhausted
in a chatr In We own apartment.
"Did you get the things. John?” called
his wile, ctwerUjr. from tho kitchen, and
THE MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY. AUGUST 20, 1900.
the familiar voice calmed his perturbed
spirit. It was immediately followed by
the comforting presence of Its owner.
“Good land!” exclaimed the alarmed Mra.
Tankerman, when she saw her husband,
"whatever is the matter with you?"
"Jane,” he gasped, "something has
"What? How? To you?” she ejaculat
ed. “Who to? When? Where? Are you
sick? Food goodness' sake, tell a body
what the matter i#, and don't sit there
like you had seen a ghost.”
“That’s what it is, I'm afraid, dear,”
he answered her, and quite as incoherent
ly as she had spoken. "At least, I don't
know what it is.”
"Well, tell me, and maybe I can help
you some," she insisted, although it might
have occurred to her that if her hus
band did not know he could scarcely tell
“Is breakfast ready?” he asked with a
“Yes, what there is of It. Why didn’t
you bring tho other things?”
“That's whnt’a the matter, Jane; there
Isn’t any other things; there isn’t anybody
or anything. The whole town is asleep or
dead, and the air in the streets Is clammy
as the breath of a ghost. I don’t know
what it is, but something has happened,
and time alone can tell what it is. The
janitor isn't here, nor the elevator boy,
and there are no newsboys on the streets,
nor cars, and no stores' open, nor wagons
running, or policemen, nor people moving
about; there isn’t a soul in the market,
and tt seems more like a haunted house
than anything else.”
Surrounded by a combination of such
strange circumstances. Mr. Tankerman
had quite forgotten his recent aediimuta
tion of wealth but Mrs. Tankerman’s mind
was yet active on the subject.
“Well.” she said resignedly, “let come
what will come, John, we are provide!
for, and now let us eat our breakfasts
and go out together to learn what a.l the
trouble Is about.”
It was a task for Mra. Tankerman to
get down stairs after breakfast, for it
must be confessed that she was no longer
sylph-like, but she succeeded after much
effort, meeting tenants on two of the floors
who were as annoyed as she was by the
absence of the elevator boy and the jani
tor, but they speedily retired to their
apartments, and. of course, Mrs. Tanker
man said nothing to them about the good
luck that had befallen her, and which she
had at that very moment in an uncomfort
able belt around her waist, where thieves
could not break in and steal. The only per
son to whom she intended to mention that
precious money was her cousin, who was
a clerk in the bank where she sometimes
cashed a small check. Slje had thought
to go there first and get rid of the money,
but when she reached the street her heart
almost failed her, for there were no cars
In sight and the distance to the bank was
at least a mite. Her husband suggested
that she might be able, to hire a cab, and
with a laugh that sounded as If she had
been guilty of some faux pas or other she
hurried him to the corner io a cab stand,
only to find that it was vacant. This was
strange at that hour, but no one wns near
who could explain their absence, and they
started to walk to the bank, wondering as
they went along what could be the matter
with everything. Occasionally they met
people, but they were strangers who ap
peared to be in a hurry to get somewhere,
and now and then an oath might be heard
as some urgent man wanted to know why
there were no cabs or some thirsty one
failed to find a saioon open. The* air was
stagnant in its stillness, and Mr. and Mrs.
Tankerman began to feel that something
equivalent to an earthquake had occurred
or was on the eve of doing so. They hoped
to find an explanation at the bank, but
when they reached that institution it was
or rather It was partly so, as the presi
dent was there and he had opened It as
far as he was able. He was in a tem
per and could give the inquirers no sat
isfaction. There were two or three peo
ple asking numerous questions, and a
rkwen or more standing around myster
iously, eyeing each other with suspicion
and apparently each awaiting for the
other to get away so he could have a
private consultation with the President
or cashier or someone in authority.
<<l'll tell you what I'll do," said Mrs.
Tankerman to her husband, "something
is wrong just as sure as little apples,
and we ll go ’round to cousin Jimmie’s
and see what tt is. Maybe he’s sick;
the goodness knows everything seems
to be sick or wrong, or something, this
morning, and I'm going to find out what
It was Just around the corner on the
second block beyond, and when the call
ers rang tHe bell it was answered by
cousin Jimmie himself.
“Our servant seems to have disappeared
this morning,” he explained, “and as my
wife isn’t very well I’m doing the houses
work myself. But come right in; Kate
isn't so sick that she can’t see you, even
if it is rather early for a call.”
He laughed and was extremely cheery
for a man In like circumstances, but
said nothing about his being at home
at that hour instead of at the bank. Mrs.
Tankerman co-uldn't wait for Mrs. Kate
to appear, but at once plunged Into the
object of her visit.
"Have you been out this morning?”
she inquired abruptly.
"Well, no couein Jane, I haven't," he
"You ought to go Just once.” she went
on. ‘‘Something is wrong; terribly wrong
and I want to know what it is. I came
to the bank, to ask you. and,” she added
to see you about a business matter.”
He coughed and eeemed to be con
"Do you know anything?” she asked,
taking a quick suspicion from his man
"Know what?" he replied.
With a woman's intuition Mrs. Tanker
man know that her cousin James had n
secret also, though she could not imagine
what it was, so she approachd him on an
“Do you know anything about what John
and I received this morning from some
body, goodness .knows where?" she asked
with studied calm. "I’m sure you do for
you look guilty.”
‘T assure you I know nothing whatever
of what you and your husband have re
ceived,” he said, seriously, but he looked
none the less guilty in her eye.
She had not sat down until now, but
now she,sat down firmly.
"I might as well tell you now as any
time,” she said, “for that's what I came
to the bank for, and if you will excuse
me while I slip out into the hall a moment
Inward Plies, Fullness of the Blood In
the Head, Acidity of the Stomach, Nau
sea, Heartburn. Disgust of Food. Full
ness or 'Weight tn the Stomach, Sour
Eructations, Sinking or Fluttering of the
Heart, Choking or Suffocating Sensa
tions when in a lying posture. Dimness
of Vision, Dizziness on rising suddenly.
Dots or Webs before tho Sight, Fever
and Dull Pain In the Head, Deficiency
of rersptratlon, Yellowness of the Skin
and Eyes, Pain ill the Side, Chest, Limbs
and Sudden Flushes of Heat. Burning in
Ihe Flesh. A few doses of
will free the system of all the above naitt
Fries. cants per box. Bold by Mil
druggists, or sent by mail oa roctipt of
RADWAY * CO., U Blm stmt, N. T.
J os. A. Magnus & Cos.
I will explain everything: to you.’* She
stepped into the hall and very shortly
returned with a mysterious package, still
warm, in her hands. “Here it is in this
package,” she continued, a$ she handed
it to him. “$200,000 in money, which was
mysteriously left at our door last night. I
suppose, and we want to put it in vour
bank, or deposit it, or whatever you call
it when money is put in there to be taken
care of. I wouldn’t sleep in the house
with it for a million dollars,” she con
cluded, in an extravagant form of speech
not uncommon among women.
Mrs. Tankerman’s cousin held the
money in his hands and simply stared at
“What’s the matter now?” she asked
nervously. “Are you getting like the rest
of everything. Has everybody taken a
day off just because my husband and I
have had the best luck we ever had in our
lives?” and Mrs. Tankerman laughed hys
terically, os if she had at last discovered
the key to the puzzle.
“No, no, no,” he exclaimed; “but my
wife and 1 have had the same luck exact
ly. We found the same amount nt our
door as you did, and while it quite un
nerved me it has sent Kate clean to bed,
where she now is, trying to compose her
self and comprehend the moaning of it,
and to realize that she is—that we are—
rich beyond our wildest dreams.”
“Us, too,” put in Mr. Tankerman, al
most with a hurrah, and suddenly caught
himself. “Is that why you didn’t go to
the bank?” he asked.
“Of course. Why should Tgo to the
bank? When a man has $200,000, do you
suppose he cares for a $2,500 clerkship? I
guess not. 1 go to the bank hereafter
as one of the directors and depositors.”
Mr. Tankerman looked at his wife with
a significance that Mrs. Tankerman’s
cousin did not understand.
“Jane,” he said, with gTeat earnestness,
“have I been down to my ofllce to-day?”
“No, John, you haven't. But I have
been too worried to notice It before.”
“Do you know why?”
“I hadn’t thought about it. I was
thinking too much about the money.”
“So was I, Jane. And so was Cousin
Jimmie thinking of his. Why should I
go to an office to earn a $3,000 salary
when we have $200,000 to earn three times
ihat for us and not work a lick? Haven’t
you a call here?” he asked of
Mrs. Tankerman’s cousin. “Give me some
paper and I’ll write a note to the office
explaining why I’m not there, and tender
ing my resignation to take effect imme
While Mr. Tankerman wrote the note
Cousin Jimmie rung for the messenger.
None came, after repeated calls and long
waiting. Then Mr. Tankerman tried the
telephone, but there was no response -to
“Confound them,” he began, but stop
ped on the instant. “By George, I won
der,” he sold, and said no more. “Have
you had any mail this morning?” he in
quired of the cousin.
“It hrtdn’t oetmrred to me before,” ad
mitted Cousin Jimmie, “but I guess wo
The plot was thickening, o
At this moment the front door bell rang
and Mrs. Kate, who had come down
stairs, admitted a gorgeously dressed
lady. She was the cook in her Sunday
finery, come to call on her late mistress
and inform that owing to the fact of her
having fallen heir to a fortune of a hun
dred thousand dollars she would not be
working in anybody’s kitchen, and she
would be pleased to leave her card, etc.,
etc., etc. All of which was refreshing
to Mrs. Kate's husband, who had suc
ceeded the lady as cook.
After a half hour or more of earnest
discussion, Mr. and Mrs. Tankerman set
out on the return to their flat, Mrs. Tan
kerman taking the valuable belt home
with her in same manner she had
brought it. On tho way they met a
friend, who stopped them only long
enough to tell them that he was in groat
luck, and wouldn’t have to work any
more, and he skipped along like a school
boy let loose for an afternoon. At the
flat they met the janitor, who informed
them that he had resigned his position,
owing to a fortune having been left to
him. The elevator boy was there, too.
“Betcher sweet life,” ho said, “I don’t
run no morj ups and downs. I’ve got me
little hundred thou., and I’m a gent, 1
am. See? Come out and I’ll blow you to
a cold hot., Cully. Sec?”
Mr. Tankerman waa inclined to resent
the familiarity, but the loy was evident
ly what he represented himself to be,
anl he made no reply, except to decline
the invitation, and at once began the te
dious climb up the stairs.
1 1 was now noon, John Tankerman
felt as If there hod been some tremen
dous upheaval of all mundane affairs. He
was hungry, besides, but there was noth
ing to eat except what was left over
from yesterday and the morning breal£
“Jane, my dear,” he said to his wife,
with almost cathedral solemnity, ‘ it is a
long way down those stairs, and the ele
vator boy .supply seems to be exhausted,
but I’m going out again, and stay till I
learn something definite about this busi
ness. if it takes all summer. You lock
yourself in here with the money, and
trust to providence.”
By this time Mrs. Tankerman was far
more composed than she had been in the
morning, and she had become more ac
cutomed to the presence of wealth. Bhe
was no less curious than her husband to
know what was going on, and she,
therefore, made no objection, stipulating
only that he get back again as noon as
he could, lie wanted to kiss her goodby.
but, insisting that it gate her the cold
chills, and made her feel as if he were
going out Into the mysterious unknown
never to return, she absolutely refused to
permit any demonstration of that kind,
and he went out unkissed, to grapple the
It was nearly 6 o’clock when he cam*
home again, and his wife was on the
verge of hysterics. Six hours had seemed
like six months to her, and she thought
her husband had deae.led her forever.
Ho carried in his arms a can of condoned
milk, some canned moat* end vegetables,
a box of sardines, some bread -and cheese,
and a few odds ami ends of oth< r edibles.
• Bradley had his store open/* he ex
plained, as he dumped the load on the ta
ble. “end 1 chanced to come along Just in
lime to pick up enough to last over gun
day, or until lime* improve and the curse
of capital Is removed from the country.”
•’Whatever do you mean, John?” ehe ex
claimed. clutching at her bell, as if her
husband might be a rebUr la disguise.
Thus early docs wealth become 6uspi
“T\ ell. Jane, my dear,” he said, in cheer
ful mood as he fixed himself in a comfort
able chair, “you listen and I’ll tell you the
whole situation to a dot. The first man I
met when I left here was the day police
man on this beat wearing citizen’s clothes
and when I asked him what he was out
that way for, he told me he had struck a
hundred thousand dollars in cold cash and
could wear any kind of clothes now that
he pleased. He had resigned, of course,
My newsboy was with him. and he had al
so had the same luck, and asked me
where I thought he could buy an opera
house. Farther down town I found tome
stores open and their proprietors were
holding the fort all to themselves. They
explained that their clerks had notified
them that as they had each received a
hundred thousand dollars, they could not
come to the store any more, but would be
glad to give them their trade. As the own
ers had had the same luck, they were tak
ing things cheerfully. I met the president
of the street car company, who said that
all their employes had notified them that
they had an easier job and wouldn’t both
er with the street cars any more. It was
the same with the letter carriers anti with
the messenger boys and every holy else.
The newspapers had been printed a 1 right
because the men who got them out did not
know of their good luck until they reached
their homes. But they had sent word down
by their children or friends that they
would not return to work. But the papers
might as well not have been printed, be
cause the newsboys would not sell them,
the expressman would not deliver them,
and the trains would not carry them. All
hands had received a hundred thousand
dollars apiece and who would work when
he had that much money?
“All the telephone exchanges are
closed.” he went on; “all the messenger
hoys have retired to enjoy their wealth;
there are no telegraph operators at work,
no trains running, for engineers and con
ductors and brakemen and firemen with
$10(1,000 in pocket can afford to leave their
work and take a much needed rest. All
the restaurants are closed because cooks
and waiters and dishwashers have gone off
to enjoy their money; the hotels are help
less because nobody but the landlords and
guests remain, and even those landlords
who do not preside over their own hotels,
have quit their houses and are out to
have a good time as gentlemen of elegant
leisure and extensive acquaintance. The
steamers will no* sail from their clocks
to-day. nor to-morrow, for there is no
force to man them; no goods are deliver
ed, for every hard-working teamster and
stevedore and dock handi is a rich m.m
now*, and doesn’t have to earn his* bread
by the sweat of his brow, or of any other
part of his person; nil the building in town
has stopped, and 1 contracts are at end;
all the laborer® on the streets have quit
work and are looking for places w'here
they can spend the summer; there is not
a cab or carriage to be had for love or
money, and the poor horses are likely to
starve in rhelr stalls, for coachmen and
hostlers are too rich to work at such
menial labor; the theaters not already
closed for the summer ore done now. be
cause for once the actors and actresses
have money enough to burn and they have
quit playing and started the fires; the mu
sic halls are still; the saloons are closed
tighter than the temperance people or
tho police could ever close them, for there
is nobody to mix the festive drink or
serve the simple straight; the factories
have ehut down; the tramp has quit
tramping; the undertaker has shut up
shop, for he no longer has tS bury the
dead of others in order to make hi® own
living; there won't bo any baseball this
afternoon; the races are off, for the Jock
eys don’t have to ride for their dollars;
the schools won't keep any more, for
teachers can live without teaching; the
churches have put up their shutters, be
cause preachers can render greater ser
vice with their money; and there’s noth
ing on earth, Jane, for us to do but to
send for the children to come home from
the seminary and college, right away,
and we’ll go off somewhere and enjoy our
selves os the rich always do. It’s a fine
thing, this having money and being per
fectly independent, isn’t it?”
Mr. Tankerton rose and walked up and
down the narrow apartment, looking upon
his environments with a large and Increas
Mrs. Tankerman w'as thoughtful.
“John,” she said, with that deep insight
into the problematical that only a wo
man’s intuition can fathom, “how are
the children going to get home if wo do
send for them? Walk? And how are we
going to send for them? Will you carry
the message? It Is 250 miles to where they
For an instant the conditions incidental
to universal wealth thrust themselves un
pleasantly upon Mr. Tankerman. He had
never before been brought face to face
with them, and now as he met them for
the first time and began to realize what
they really were, he made a violent effort
to be calm. He. stopped walking up and
down, and stood looking gravely at his
wife. The possession of wealth had be
gun to exert its influence. Anew
thought had swept in upon him on the
wave of a strange emotion. The John
Tankerman of to-day was n rich man as
compared with the John Tankerman of
yesterday, but what were the Tanker
man thousands to the millions of other
people not a whit better than the Tank
“My dear,” he said when the thought
permitted speech, “I’ll tell you what, la
bor is capital now. You do the cooking,
housekeeping and ironing, and I’ll go and
hire out to do anything, and we’il be mil
lionaires before the summer’s over. Then
we’ll be somebody as Is somebody. What’s
a paltry $100,000?”
Thus soon had the possession of enough
developed the desire for more.
LEMONS AS MEDICINE.
They regulate the liver, stomach, bowcle,
kidneys and blood as prepared by Dr. H.
Mozley, in his Demon Elixir, a pleasant
lemon drink. It cures biliousness, consti
pation. indigestion, headache, appendici
tis, malaria, kidney diseases, fevers,
chills, heart feallure, nervous prostration
and all other diseases caused by a tor
pid or diseased liver and kidneys. 14
is an established fact that lemons, when
combined properly with other liver tonics,
produce the most desirable results upon
the stomach, liver, bowels, kidneys and
blood. Sold by druggists. GQc and $1
REV. JOHN P. SANDERS WRITESi
Dr. H. Mozley, Atlanta, Ga.: i h ave
been relieved of a trouble which greatly
endangered my life, by using Mosley's
Lemon Elixir. My doctor declared my
only relief to be the knife, my trouble
being appendicitis. I have been perma
nently cured and am now r well man. I
am a preacher of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, located in the town of
Verbena, Ala. My brother. Rev. E. e
Cowan, recommended the Lemon Elixir
to me. Ship me a half dozen largo bot
tles C. O. D.
MOTLEY’S LEMON ELIXIR.
Cured me of n long-standing case of chills
and lever by using two bottles.
J. C. STANLEY,
Engineer E. TANARUS., Va. Sc Ga. ft. r.
mozley** lemon elixir.
Cured me of a. case of heart disease and
indigestion of four years' standing. i
tried a dozen different medicines. None
but Lemon Elixir done me any good.
Corner Habersham and St. Thomas fits.,
MOZLEY** lemon elixir.
I fully Indorae U for nervous prostra
tion. headache, indigestion and constipa
tion, having used it wi(h most satisfec.
orv results, after all other remedies had
failed. J W HOLLO,
Woj4 End. Atlanta, Oa.
Abbott's Kam India Com Paint cured
every tkrie; it bike* off the com; no (Min
urea warts and bunion# and Is conceded
to bes wonderful worn. cure. Sold bv all
If you want to get rid of money
go to some springs.
If you want to get rid of disease,
stay r home and take P. P. P.,
Llppman’s Great Remedy for
itism and all forms of Blood Poison
tpcpsla. Catarrh and Malaria.
Newton, Aberdeen, Ohio, says P. P. P.
mire good than three months treatment
Timmons, of Waxahatchie, Tex., says
natism was so bad that he was confined
and for months. Physicians advised Hot
Ark., and Mineral Wells, Texas, at which
spent seven weeks in vain, with knees so
ollen that his tortures were beyond en-
P. P. P. made the cure, and proved it
■ thousands of other cases, the best blood
n the world, and superior to all Sarsa
nd the so-called kheumutic Springs,
lallantyne, of Ballantyne & [McDonough's
ndry, Savannah, (in., says that lie has
for years from Rheumatism, and could
lief from any source but P. P. P., which
m entirely. He extols the properties of
on every occasion.
P. is sold by all druggists. $1 a
six bottles, $5.
LIPPMAN BROTHERS, Propria™,
pmaa Block. - SAVANNAH, Qjli
FINE GRADES OF WHISKIES.
The R. G. Whiskey gallon $ 2.00
Glendale Whiskey gallon $ 2.50
Crystal Spring Whiskey gallon $3.00
Gotden Wedding Whiskey gallon $3.50
IN CASES OF 12 LARGE BOTTLES:
The Antediluvian Whiskey bottled by Osborne of New York 916.60
The Peerless Whiskey buttled In bond in Henderson. Ky $12.00
The Peoria Whiskey bottled In bond by Clark Brothers $12.00
Meredith Rye Whiskey, bottled at their distillery In Ohio $11.50
Golden Wedding Whiskey, our bottling $9.50
Lippman Block, ... Savannah, Ga.
LEOPOLD AULER, JNO. R. DILLON,
C. T. ELLIS, BARRON CARTER,
Vice President. Asst. Cashier.
The Chatham Bank
Will be pleased to receive the accounts
of Merchants, Firms, Individuals, Banks,
and Corpora tiona
Liberal favors extended.
Unsurpassed collection facilities, Insur
ing prompt returns.
SEPARATE SAVINGS DEPARTMENT
ISTIiHIiST lOm'OHMIISii qI’ARTHR
LV ON nF.POkITS.
Safety Deposit Boxes and Vaults tor
rent. Correspondence solicited.
The Citizens Bank
Trau.uuU . licuctal usuldsg
Solicit. Accounts mt UdltMula
Merchants, llanlu and other Corpo
Collections basilet with safety,
economy anil dispatch.
Interest compounded quarterly
sllemS on deposits In on Is.lßga
tmtety Hspo.lt Boxes oad Storage
DUASTLET A. DENMARK. Presides*
MILLS B. LANE, Vice President.
GEORGE C. FREEMAN, Cashier.
GORDON L. GROOVER, Asst. Cashless
of the State of Georgia.
Surplus and undivided profits $401,000
DEPOSITORY OF TUB STATB OF
Superior facilities for transacting a
General Banking Business.
Collections made on all points
accessible through banks and honker*.
Accounts ol BunK.'i, BatiKers, .ueiclients
and others aoliolled. Safe Deposit Boxes
Department of Savings, Interest payable
Sells Sterling Exchange on London fl
JOHN FLANNERY, President.
HORACE A. CRANE. Vico President
JAMES SULLIVAN. Ca-hler.
JNO. FLANNERY. WM. W. GORDON.
E. A. WEIL. W. W. GORDON. Jr.
H. A. CRANE. JOHN M. EGAN.
LEE ROY MYERS. JOSEPH FERST
H. P. SMART. CHARLES ELLIS.
EDWARD KELLY. JOHN J. KIRBY.
Accounts of banks, merchants, corpora
lions and Individuals solicited.
Savings Department, Interest paid
Safety Boxes and Storage Vaults for
Collections made on ail points at rea
Drafts cold on all the chief cities of the
JOSEPH D. WEED, President.
JOHN C. ROWLAND, Vice President
W. F. McCAULEY. Cashier.
THE GERMANIA BANK
Undivided profits So,two
This bank offers Its services to corpora
tions, merchants arid Individuals.
lias authority to act as executor, ad
ministrator, guardian, etc.
I-suis drafts on the principal cities In
Great Brltalu and Ireland and on tho
Interest ild or compounded quarterly
on deposits In the Havings Department.
Safety Boxes for rent.
HENRY BURN, President.
GKO. W TIEDKMAN Vice President.
JOHN M. HOGAN, t'ashlar.
WALTER F, HOGAN, As t f'sshler.
H Morphin'and Whiskey bib.
ita l tout'd without pall or
(joutiacmeiit Cur* guateo.
Led o. oopey 0 11. VgAj,
No. 1640. Chartered, 186.
HIS NlliNll Mt
CAPITAL, SSOVOL SURPLUS, $100,0.0.
UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY.
J, A. G. CARSON, President.
BEIRNK GORDON, Vice President.
W. M. DAVANT, Cashier.
Accounts of banks and bankers, mer
chants and corporations received upon
the most favorable terms consistent with
safe and conservative banking
THE GEORGIA STATE
BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION .
Assets over SBOO,OOO.
5 PER CENT, per annum allowed on
deposits, withdrawable on demand. Inter
est credited quarterly.
6 PER CENT. |ter annum allowed on
deposits of even hundreds, withdrawable
at annual periods.
GEO. W. TIEDKMAN, President.
R. H. LEVY, Vice President.
E. W. BELL. Secretary.
C. O. ANDERSON. JR., Treasurer.
OFFICE, 15 YORK STREET, WEST.
DOES NOT CURE ALL
Malarial fevers and Cfiills
VOUR DRUGOIST WILL
REFUND YOUR MONEY
Every Bottle Guaranteed.
COLUMBIA DRUG CO.,
The Singer Piano
of Chicago, 111.
This SINGER PIANO Is sold by many
of the leading dealers In the United
States, such as Win. Steinert Sons Cos.,
who have the largest establishments In
Boston, New Haven and Providence. Alio
the SINGER PIANO Is sold by Wm.
Knabe Cos., having the leading houses In
Boslqn, Baltimore, Washington and New
York city. There are a Large number ot
leading houses Handling SINGER PLANO,
too numerous lo mention.
The SINGER PIANO Is evidently one ot
the ties! pianos In the market, or It would
not be sold by these leading houses.
It has an elegant singing tone, much
finer than most pianos, and about one-half
the prlco of other Instruments.
Coll and see, and examine the SINGER
PIANO and rave a good deul of money on
your purchase Home guarantee la ex
tended for the SINGER PIANO is any of
Ihe lending pianos of the day. and a sat
isfactory price will be given to all on ap
Wholesale Agents. Wholesals Druggists,
Barnard and Congress Streets,
J. D. WEED i CO
•xv an a am, aa.
Leather Belting, Steam Packing & Hose.
Agsals tar NSW YORK UUMSSM
HALTING AMO PACKING COMPANY.