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AM really glad to see you, old fel
II low!" It wns n handsome young
man who spoke the words to. nn
other, who had just lenjed lightly from
tho train at n nent country village not
a thousand miles from well, no matter
where. "It does mo good to see you
dear old boy. I didn't half think you
"You can't he more delighted to see
mo than I am to be here, Sam. Why
didn't you think I would come?
wrote you I would."
"Oh, yes; but fancy -what you had to
Where's your "luggage. Jack?"
"Right here. A big telescope and my
gun case; you said you bad some good
shooting about these woods."
"Yes. we have that! Come, bundle
the traps right Into the buggy, and
we'll be off. 1 dare say Mime has had
enpper waiting this half hour."
"Up you go, then." Jack Cameron
tossed his thinks Into the back of the
low buggy, 'took a Beat beside Sam,
who already sat holding his lines, and
they were off down the smooth road to
Woodslde, tho pretty place two miles
from town where Sam Dermott lived
with his old-maid sister, since the
death of their .father left them the
owners of land and property.
"Explain yourself, old man," said
Jack, turning to his friend, as they
BEG PAIIDON, nUT CAN I ASSIST YOU!" '
bowled along. "Why did you imagine
I would not come?"
"Oh, you were spending your vaca
tion at your brother Tom's, and they
had a lot of pretty girls there, and
"Just stop right now, Sam; that Is
the identical reason I ran away."
"What, from the girls?"
"Exactly. Tom's wife Is a regular
little match-maker, as you know. She
had those girls out partly with that
very Idea thinks It Is time I was set
tled, and nil that, you see. I got so
fearfully tired of their dressing and
flirting and making eyes at a fellow,
and talking as If butter wouldn't melt
In their mouths nh, bah! It makes me
sick now! Don't you ever believe I
was going to stny there, when I could
be out here with you and Miss Mime
hearty laugh. j
mi m n.ri.w iiimif ma nnnn nni frnnn n
"Mighty glad we are to get you on
nny terms, Jacic, lad; but aren't you a
trine hard on the girls? They are not
nil like that."
"Well, most of 'em are. I'm sick of
tho whole business. Haven't got a
girl waiting for me here, have you?
i n go straignt bacK if you have."
"Then I wouldn't tell you If there
was oue. But no, there Isn't a female
bouI on the place except sister Jemima
and her cook and housemaid, nor very
many in the near neighborhood."
"Sure you have not a few coming
lorn little visit r
"No, not expecting nny. Oh, yes,
Mime did get a letter from our respect
rd grandmamma saying she might drop
In on us this week. Nobody else, I
"Drive on, then. We will let the good
grandmamma come If she wants to.
Bhe won't luterfero with our shooting
and fishing. I'm content to stay as
long as you'll let me, Sam."
"Then you won't go back to the city
prlnd in a hurry, tell you that! Get
Dp, Dan! Show your heels to our
rrlend, enn't you? He's n little dnndy,
Jack! Cost mo a cool two hundred,
and I wouldn't look at three for him
b girls were quite forgotten In
fs pet pony, and before they reach
ed Woodslde Jack's face had entirely
lost Its tired look of disgust with the
world In general. Miss Jemima (or
Mime, ns she was usually called) was
standing on the front veranda to wel
come them and hid them hasten to get
ready for supper, or her nice hot rolls
would be spoiled.
They were soon seated at her hosplt
able board, and Jack did full Justice
not only to the rolls, but the fragrant
coffee, rich cream, fresh home-cured
ham and eggs, and nil the other dainty
dishes In which Miss Mime's heart de
lighted. After supper they paid n visit
to the stables before dark, and laid
plans for n drive to Flat Rock on a
fishing trip next day. Two or three
similar days Hew rapidly by, Jack de
claring he would not exchnnge the good
times he was having with Sam for
nil the girls in the world. Four days
after he came Sam was obliged to go
to a neighboring town on a bit of law
business he hnd to be a witness In a
land suit for another mnn and Jnck,
not caring to put through n dull day
in a country court, Intended to spend
the time hunting In the woods around
While they sat at breakfast, or rath
er as they -were rising from the table,
n telegram was handed to Sam, which
he hastily read, and gave an exclama
tion of vexation.
"Now, hang it all!" said he, "I've got
to go on this troublesome case, and
here's a message from grandmother
she will be at Hnrtvllle this afternoon.
and wants me to come over and meet
"Oh, is grandmother coming to-day?"
asked Mime, stopping In the door on
her way to the kitchen.
"So this says; and what to do I don't
know, unless you will go over, Mime."
"Can't I go?" put In Jack. "I am at
the service of the venerable lady for
any length of time, and of course ns
she Is old, and not apt to be very
strong, she must not be left alone at a
trange place. I'll go for you, Sam,
Sam had turned to Jack with a queer
expression on his face, and Miss Mime
began to say:
"What? Grandmother? Oh, she's"
But Sam hastily stepped up to her,
said something In a low tone, and turn
ed to his friend.
The very thing, Jack! I do wish
you would go. You can drive Dan to
the buggy, and I'll take old Cob to the
"All right; I'll go. How shall I know
the dear old lady? Can you describe
her, as she will not kuow me, of
Sam had his back turned and his
voice sounded odd as be replied:
"Oh, the station agent nt Hartville
knows her. She often comes thnt way.
Ho will show her to you. Be sure to
take good care of her, Jack. Ha! ha!"
"To bo sure I will. What are you
lnugmng at, samr
uu, uuiy uu lueu mat struck me
something about Donovan's case. Good
by, old boy. I'll be at home ns early as
possible. Don't forget to meet Grand
mother Dermott. Good-by. Ha! ha
Sam went out leaving Jack wonder
lng what tickled him so; but as he was
not familiar with the Donovan case
oi course it mignt be a very funny one
At a o'clock tlint afternoon Jack
drove up to tho little dingy railroad
station at Hartville, and hitched Dan
to a convenient post. He drew out bis
watch, and glancing at it, observed:
"Not much time to spare! Train's
duo now, Jf Sam was right. Ah, there
it comes! Where's that agent? Never
mind him, anyway! If only one old
lady gets off, I shall know It is Sam's
grandmother without nny Introduction.
I'd better bo near; the dear old soul
may need help to get off."
Jack gallantly drew very close to tho
train ns It stopped, and stood waiting
for his passenger. Half a dozen coun
trymen, two women with babies in
their arms, and a fat colored woman,
nobody else, except a slender girl in a
stylish black suit, at whom even worn-an-bater
Jack had to cast a second
glance, she was so exceedingly pretty
"Where's my old lady?" ho said to
himself. "Something must have hap
pened, for she Is certainly not here. I
wonder why she did not come?"
But as she bad not, he -was about to
go back to tho buggy, when ho saw tho
handsome girl standing near him with
a perplexed look on her loyely face.
Jacic stepped up, lifting bis hat.
"Beg pardon, miss, but can I assist
you? Are you looking for some one?"
Tho lady gave him n smile, and" nn
"Yes, I did expect some one to meet
me from Woodslde Farm, but no one is
here. Are there nny conveyances to
be hired nt this place, do you know?"
"I do not, Indeed," returned Jnck,
astonished. "But 1 come from Wood
slde myself. I, too, expected to meet
a lady who has not arrived Mrs. Der
mott." The Indy smiled again, and said,
"Oil, then we nre all right! 1 nm
Mrs. Captain Dermott, and you must
be the friend Sam wrote they were ex
pecting from tho city."
"I am Sam's friend, certainly, hut
but there Is some mistake." stammer
ed Jack. "I I came to meet Sam's
grandmother, n very old lady."
A merry little laugh was his answer.
"I think there Is no mistake. Mr. "
"Cameron," Jack barely bad sense to
"Thank you, Mr. Cameron; then I be
lieve It Is all right! I am Sam's grand
mother, though perhaps not so old as
might have been expected. Did you
ever know that Captain Dermott was
married only two years before his
death? And I was not sorry, even It
he was an old man, for lie was so good
to me." she ndded, honestly, a regret
ful look coming over her sweet face.
Jack made out to stammer again:
"I I never heard. I did not I was
not oh, excuse me, miss madam, I
mean but I nm renlly knocked off my
plus, If you will forgive the slang, with
this surprise. I was prepared for A
white-haired, feeble old lady, who
would need help in getting off tho
train, but not not this, you see!"
Another merry laugh from Mrs. Der
"I wonder Snm or Mime did not tell
you better. Why did not Sam eomd
with you?" I
Hnd to go over to Cloverton on
somebody's lawsuit. So I took his
place. And renlly, Mrs. Dermott, I'm
not always such a fool! I'ardon me, 1
and tell me where to llnd your bag
gage, i win see to Having it sent out."
'Thank you. There Is only one
trunk. Here is the cheek."
She gave It to blni. and bo bad pres
ently engaged the wagon to bring It to
the farm, hnd put her Into the buggy,
and was driving back to Woodslde.
for once In his life almost dumb. He
Imply could not talk, he was so pro
voked at himself for making so great
a dunce of himself, and nt Snm, whom
he saw had played a clever trick on
"I knov now what be laughed at this
morning." he thought, snvagelv. "Oh.
but I'll get even with him for this, If
I have to ho his grandfather to do it!"
When they stojijied at the door Mime
came running out to meet them.
"You found her, did you?"
"Yes, I did, nnd I mnde a big fool of
myself, Miss Mime, and I believe you
nnd Sam iilanned It all, tool"
Then they all three broke Into n
laugh, nnd when Mrs. Dermott. nft..r
she had kissed Mime, held out her
white hand nnd said, pleasant Ij-, "But
you mustn't be nngry with me. Mr.
Cameron, for I was as Innocent as
yourself. Shall we be friends?" he
could do nothing but extend his own
and say, humbly:
"It shall not be my fault If we nre
anything else, I don't care whose
grandmother you are!"
But when he wns alone with Sam
that night, didn't Sam catch it?
"I declare, I never thought hut what
you knew," ho said, when Jack would
let him speak at all. "Grandfather
Dermott married a young girl a few
years before lie died, and of course bv !
law she Is our grandmother."
"She donU look like a girl who would
make that kind of a marriage," said
Jack, thoughtfully. .
"It was not 'that kind of a marriage'
as you mean It. Grandfather was
alone, nnd needed a woman's care and
love. Cora gave It because she pitied
him, much more than because she
knew he would leave her a fortune
when he died. She's a lovely woman.
nnd might have made several good
matches since grandfather went, but
sne wouiun't listen to them. Jack, she'd
suit you to a dot."
"Perhaps I wouldn't suit her. thouch.
Sam, when you saw I did not know
this morning, why didn't you tell me?"
"Weil, then, I must confess It struck
mo to carry out the Joke, and lot von
find out for yourself, so 1 stojmed MImo
wucn sno v.-as going to tell. Don't bo
man, oiu fellow."
"I won't promise; it denends. I'll
tell you what I will do, if she don't say
no, I'll pay you up by making mvself
your grandfather, Sam."
"Go In, Jack! Go in and win!"
Jack did win, for tho Inst letter s.im
had from his was written while ho q
on his wedding trip, nnd was signed
"Your affectlonnto and hnpiy grand
father." Farm and Fireside.
One of tho latest burglar dovleen in
directed against tho Intruder who wish,
os to appropriate tho contents of our
safes. It Is to place n grating In tho
iloor near the safe, and bide under it nn
arrangement for heating water by elec
tricity. Wheu tho safe-breaker stops
on tho covered gmtinc nnd sots
there gradually rises a volumo of steam
wl.lnll ennn ..n.. i -J .
,, m.vm vuu muni's mm uuny on.
- ! MARY ANDERSON'S QUIET LIFE.
Once Fnmniw Actre.i Mi for Her
Ihinlinnil "ltd H'lbv.
Mnry Anderson's chief delight Is her
baby, a sturdy little chnp. who hears
tho Imposing name of Almn Joso do
Navarro. He is tnree years um, nm...
and healthy, with his father's features
and disposition. Ills mother iiimoHt
worships him. N '",lur who ho,r
guest may be, she alwnys stnys with
him In the evening until ho Ih fast
asleep, and for this small baby boy she
' Rings lullabies wliicn many ui uu .....
' ndmlrers would be glad to pay n good
price to hear. Even m uie mi year
Mary Anderson lias received many
tempting offers of professional engage-
ments. But, she says, "I bnve done
with public life forever. I nm living
now only for my husband nnd my
When Mary Anderson becnine Mrs.
Navarro she laid aside every costume
nnd hnhit of the actress. She Is the
Ideal wife, mother, hostess anil house
keeper. She Is uj every morning nt
7, and In spring and summer Is out in
her gardens ivfore breakfast. Her
home, Court Farm. Is an old-fashioned
Elizabethan farmhouse, all gables and
warm colors, In the jileturesque little
village of Broadway, near the sleejiy
old town of Worcester, England. It is
n delightful old-world jilace. nestling
clove under the Cotswold hills, miles
away from a railway.
HE COULD SPELL BACKWARD.
Old Durkjr Tcnte.1 on Die Principle of
A spicy character by the name of
"11"'" wns brought uj by n family of
1 good Christian jieojdo who nnswered to
tllu nauie ot Jumji. "Billy" ndojited
' the name of William Henry Jump. His
, knowledge of letters was so limited
! that he merely remembered the nnmes
of n few, and it had been so long that
j be Imagined that ho had forgotten
l more than most jieojile knew. When
ever "Billy" was asked If he knew so-and-so,
he would Invariably answer
that he "uster, but had forgotten It."
"Did you know tho dictionary by
henrt?" he was usked.
"Awh, yes, sab, I used to say it hack
nrds, I knewed It so well, but I'se gon
dlsremembered It now."
"Did you ever know geography and
"Yes, done knowed that, too, long
ngo. but hit's 'scaped my dlsmem
brancc." "How about mnthematlcs; can you
"Figger? flgger? Land snkes, boss,
I could flgger all roun' de co'n erlh
k""'1 ke01) ta,,y wltn dti cob"
"Can you write?"
"Not now, sah, but I uster."
"Let's hear you spclL Spell 'tobac-
"Spell 'possum.' "
"Spell your name."
"W-i-1, Willluiu-It-a-n-d , nenry-J-a-m-p
Jump. William II. Jumj)."
And tho old darky pronounced hla
name In full after spoiling It with that
gusto which gave him nil the satis
faction that the fullest quaff from a
Pierian spring could have given Solo
nion. Another character, on seeing tho In
candescent lights for the first time,
wns curious to know "what kind of lie
do they hum in dem "lection lights?"
Why Ho Wuh Hllont.
A physician describes a remarkable
case of u patient's confidence in his
medical adviser: "When I wns n stu
dent In London I hnd a patient, nn
Irishman, with a broken leg. When tho
plaster bandngo was removed nnd n
lighter one put in Its placo I noticed
that ono of tho pins went In with great
difficulty, nnd I could uot understand
It. A week afterward, on removing tho
pin, I found it hnd stuck hard and fast,
and I waB forced to remove It with tho
forceps. What was my astonishment
to find that tho pin had been nm
through tho skin twice, Instead of
through tho cloth.
" 'Why, Pat.' said I. Mhin't t,
that pin -was sticking In you?'
'"To bo euro I did.' rnnii"o,i nnt m
I thought you knoWcd your business,
so I hilt mo tongue "
Talcing a baby tbroutrh Its tAotnin,,
season Is not near so hard on a womnn
as carrying a love affair tirough tho
summer, when there nre so moy
pretty Buiumer girls la town.
Mwitltmtlon tloon nnt
.read, but condoms ,t"p "
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lmiirli. iflnt liiiinu
for tho aiillv.i VUry.'Hnil
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any foruieu bod v. imi.ii... ..
iiiiii umiK on ll)illgeNliii
mm In strong ami Iihh
exuralnu. llm m.w i ""I
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gostod, hut tho eirort f
greater than It hIkmiI.i i,
to overcome the hioiiKii, ,,
moro or ium uoul.Ui. H
moro "crumbly" ami .!.
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v....nv j i,, ntiilK U llllttl,,,
mi r 1 1 v In foinil,. m.i.i
chemical lojoinbllng .,!
Our million aro coiiipn,lIVUI,l
Iijhh, but In India, j(lvii .
there aro varieties, ti, ,.,,, " '
of which Inst weeks, , , "j
mouths, like imiiko Into. c
Tho moHt costly jm.ro ,.' hiIIwht I
ftl tint U'tplil (u ..!... 1 I '
w.u lu.umiuii iiuuHo miii AMcnto
lions ill London, which mMIIIICi,
uxpuiiumuo oi cioeo upon fiooool
T.I.F ... III.
June bnui aro thick in pnn, f f
many this year. At !!.,!. ...
children lately gathered aou illln.,j
weight from n Kl-uoro IU.I.I. f,OIno J
inn iiKuruu uu. nun tun iiman
000 Juno hugs.
-mi nuiiiuu, inrn H.VInn 1-
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ijuuiik.ij, .iiii.Kiirui i ii;ui r. Ant
it. , .
t ii.uiur nun iiuieu .11. (iouli mrej
j coived the thanks of toiiirn-i. ((, ihWH
va null 0 surviL-UH in tin. . i
in tho Into wur. SHi
Tho National Council nf WnmJ
Holland la now fully oittnnizod, havl
. ndopted n roiihtltntion m. l r HW,
elected oillcers. Mrs.
gondorp ia iiesl.lent.
Kin. run l
Queen Wilhelminii of IloHnml,
tnjlvfiil frrii.i !.. M.....t. . . i
,wv..u ., iiiu wuu-ll JUtlMUIll
live large Hound volumes mtuii,it.
tho accounts of her .runnion iH
were written by tho furt'.gn joumalii
who altuntlLMl it.
Mine. Melon canyht fold at aim
ing jutlty on the Tlmine nut luni;
nun mm to give up mimical .Ml
Oadon Uoolet's party, wi.ero ilio nasi
have been paid fS.nno.
. inn iiiu Kiiimn (in ii.ini nart-S
have nothing to lo with li.o t. h hi
nro 8iijiiOAvd to ho cnnil (y eatifl
quakes. They do not. thaielore, 8
pear at tegular intervals.
I he women who Intro Intoreits
thuumolvun in the rate of Mrs. .M.ii
brick nro greatly diHai.jMjU.teJ tliat it!
Uionto had failed to ohtitlii fjturabl
action on her u.iho.
According to Nilnaon, tho zoolozii
tho weight of Iho (ireenliiml whale
100 tons, or 2-M.000 iioniuli, or equh
to that of 83 olejihantH or 1 10 bean.
Franco oini loves over S.000 worm)
In her civil service, telephoned!) tell
I'mm mill IVIro Vt rfcl,
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can give you the beat lmrj!ulns In gnal
i. uumuery, engine, nouors, wiiks. punij
mows, neim niul winiliiiiiia ine nti
tcel I X Jj windmill, void by him, Iim
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