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D. JMi W J" '
TIlEi wore stanuiug uoiuix- iv
funiery shop In l?ond street as I
passed them two young ladles
of manifestly good society, so refined
was their appearance and -so perfectly
correct their tenure. I could not help
half turning, and who should they ho
but that archtease of-a cousin of mine,
Sybil Vane, and her bosom friend,
Gjveu O'Hara. It was Sybil that had
V spoken, and she said:
".Fancy that little fool throwing her
self away on a man like that when she
kliows he only wants her for her
"What little fool aud what'man?" I
asked, as I raised my hat by way of
' apology for the Intrusion.
"Oh, you men! You never know any
thing," said Sibyl, when she had recov
ered from the shock my question had
1 "Tlijgrnjll mc," I rejoined. "You nev
er haW any secrets from me, you know
ahst, not for long."
"why, Honor Beaumont and Capt
Faulkluer, to lie sure."
"Are they engaged to be married?"
"Of course they are, and he hasn't a
penny, while she has a mil 1 Ion."
"Well, he's a very handsome fellow,
and she Is passable."
"They say he cheated at cards, that
he's In everybody's debt, and Is nothing
short of a mere adventurer. And yet
Honor Beaumont has accepted him! I
say It's really too bad of her."
I bad known Faulklner for some
years, and I am bound to say I had
very little to urge In his defense. He
had never been actually caught In any
nefarious proceeding, but It was known
that he had run through most of his
friends, and that he Avas wonderfully
lucky at faro, and that he was anxious
ly looking for nn heiress.
The wedding took place, and about
four mouths afterward Captain and
Mrs. Faulklner were buck in town, ap
parently the happiest people to be
found lu all Belgravla.
As for Faulklner, he seemed com
pletely changed. There was a manli
ness about him that one never noticed
before; his eyes wore a frank expres
sion that was truly refreshing to see.
He was clearly devoted to his wife, and
they seemed to perfectly understand
and trust each other. What could It
Gradually I got to really like Faulkl
ner. He made a splendid host, was a
pattern of the domestic virtues, and Im
pressed one ns being the soul of honor.
Our acquaintance Anally ripened Into
n rlnsn friendship, and the intimacy de
veloped until at length I found myself
how I know not on terms of real
coufldenee with the man whom, only a
. few months before, I had been Inclined
to look upon very much In the light In
which he was regarded by my cousin
One evening ho expounded the mys
tery. "Shall I tell you tho story of our
courtship, Jack?" he asked.
"As you will, ray dear fellow," I re
plied, "if it Isn't too sacred a subject
for a third party."
"That's Just It it is a sacred subject,
os you will see."
He lit his cigar and proceeded:
"All that the world thought and said
of me before I was married was true,
and more than true. I was a 'regular
bad lot.' And It Is truo also that lTrpro
posing to Miss Beaumont I was acCo
ated by the most mercenary motives,
nnrl tlinsn nlonn.
"All that I wanted was her money
lmr mniipv. Jnok ito von honr mo? Tho
world said so, and tho world was per
fectly right. I had plans as to what I
would do with It. My chief anxiety
was to prevent her getting any Inkling
of the truth, and so I never ceased to
danco constant attendanco on her, and
psnoplnllv to withdraw her as far as
posslblo from her lady friends. All went
well until ono evening at the vnuers
boll she took me to one side, saying
what Liffia: pooj-a tcq;at man?
- - -- -- -- -
" 'Fritz' she always called mo I- rltz
rather than Frank '1 waut to speaK to
" 'What Is it. darling?'
'You arc not to call me darling any
more till this matter Is cleared up.'
" 'What matter, dear
Just this: Peonlo are saying that
vou are marrying mo merely for my
nionov. Is that so?'
" 'Of course not. I love you for your
" 'Ston. ston! I nm irolng to put you
to the proof. You know my solicitors-
Messrs. Uopklus & Dicey, In Llucolu's
" 'Well, meet mc there to-morrow at
noon. sham. And now, good-night.
"In a moment she was gone. I passed
ii sloenloss nlcht. and with great dllll-
I CLASl'KD linn IN SIT AHM3 AND WE
culty nerved myself In the morning to
keen the mysterious appointment
"Old Dicey I call him that because
he Is now one of my dearest friends
rncolvod mo coldly.
" 'I have been favored. Capt. Faulk!
ner.' he said, 'with some very extraor
dinary Instructions from my client
vour ilancee Miss Beaumont. I must
entirely disclaim all responsibility in
the matter. I have simply given effect
to Miss Beaumont's wishes, and the
final issue of them must rest entirely
with yourself. If you please, we will
go to the adjoining room, where Miss
Beaumont awaits us.'
"We found her seated near a window
Shi illd not rise, but simply lrawcd, and
I saw that her face was pale, and that
It wore an expression of apparent en
Krltz. I told you last night that
people are saying that you are marry
ing me merely for my mouey. it mat
tors little to me now whether they
sneak the truth or not. If they do, then,
whPther or not you become my hus
band, Is the light gone out of my life
lmlood. You know. Fritz, now l love
you! If you can have dono this cruel
thing nothing can uudo It now. ir you
have designed to beggar me. unuer tue
nretext of affection, husband or no hus
band, fortune or no fortune, can make
no difference to me. But It snail never
be said that you actually did marry me
for mv monev. and so. I' rltz, l nave
nsked Mr. Dicey to draw up a deed
which which ' And here tho poor
rinriinf? broke down completely and
could say no more.
"'The deed. Cant. Faulklner,' said
Mr. Dicey, with frigid solemnity, Ms an
uncommon one; I know, Indeed, of no
precedent. But It relates that, In con
sideration of Capt. Francis Arthur
Faulkuier, of the Second Life Guards,
rnlpnslnir Miss Honor Beaumont, or
Hurtsfleld House, Herefordshire, from
her engagement to marry him. tho said
Miss Honor Beaumont herewith makes
over to tho said Capt Francis Arthur
Faulklner all her real and personal
property, ns scheduled herewith, save
and except the residence known as Tho
Grove. Isleworth. In the county of Mid
dlesex, and as much of her Midland
Railway debenture stock as will suf
flee to provide an auuulty of S1.500 a
"I turned half mechanically to non
or. She was still calm and pale, but her
eyes wero brimful or tears.
" 'It Is Impossible! I exclaimed. And
lust at that moment something seemed
to struggle within me, for out of tho
rinntliH of mv sinful heart there camo
welling tho tiny, feeble remnant of tho
little good It over held.
"I felt as If I could give not only lovo
but life to that noblo woman who had
proposed to herself this mad, this fear
ful sacrifice in order to put to proof tho
i.tp nf dm mnn she loved. Disre
garding' tho presence of tlie initnof Inw,
I planned her in m arms, jiuu nvjv,
Jack, wo wept together.
-I treasure now Hint Racroii imiw.- i
iiintit v lileh nwnkono
KMi to now liro mo
iit.t,. .r.wnl Mint wna lort III
m.,,iittil tllO deadened 80.1180 of uiinoIurIi
lovo ami gave 1110 riches greater fur
than my villainy liuil over urouumi v..
Do you wonder, Jack, Hint I ' "
And that was the sequel oi iuu w-
vorsntlon In lloml street.
An .nob rrT t,, I
A corrospondettt of t o Detroit i rca
Press relates a pecu liar
which happened to a friend of his dur-
rt 1,1 ltlltMtin. I
w i,mii i tin vniiiiui
union ivv nlll UVeillUK, 1'UJUJ"H
. . ....
np nftur-dlnuor cheroot. Finally my
t..,,.i r, nml ntintcreu into uia
Usually lights were piacen in an iuu ,
. .... n."
bedrooms, but this evening, tor aomu
rnnunn nmbnblv tllO IllOOIlllght UlQ
servant had not performed his duties
.rvant had not performed his duties.
could hear my friend fumbling about
nn hu iimsstnc-table. and Uien sudden
ly he gave a cry of horror and rushed
out to the light. I
"I have boon struck uy a snaiav uj
gasped, and his face was deadly pale, i
"Where Is It? QulcKi now mei
exclaimed, as 1 whipped out a knife.
Ho hold out h& right arm. inere
was no mark on the hand, which I ex
nnitm.il orltleallv. but Oil tllO Cliff of tllO
ei.irf worn two tlnv scratch-like punc
tures, aud two little globules of poison
sinking Into tho starched linen ami
leaving n sickly, greenlsli-yeiiow mark-.
"You've had a cloBe call, om man, i
exclaimed, with a sigh of relief; "and
now let us settle the snake.
'f found him co led up on a small ,
...Mo), I hi- mi lhr tnlilo. ntul an1
MI111U1, ifi.il... ... v ... ... . ,
ugly-looking reptile he "was, too. ready
to strike again. i
Ho was a very poisonous snaKe,
known as the Deboao Uusselli, but
after my friend had done with him It
it linro been dlllleult for any natur
alist to haO placed him In his proper
A DcllBhtrul Picture.
A homelike n dure of -Mrs. asiung-
ton and her favorite granddaughter Is
pivon bv Mrs. James Gibson, who fro-
queutly visited her when, as uie rrosi
. m u. ..!.... r.. ttt.llM.li.1n1i(n
dent's wife, she resided In Philadelphia,
Tiinii i hp rnmiui ui Liii? uuui'ti oiun-.
Mrs. Glbsou's language Is quoted by
MIs3 Wharton In her "Martha Wash
Mrs. Washington wns In the nai't or
retiring at an early hour to her own
room, unless detained by company, anu
there, no matter what tho hour, Nelllo
(Miss Custls) attended her.
One evening my fathers carriage uc-
lmr late In coming for me, my dear
young friend Invited me to accompany
her to grandmamma's room. There,
after some little chat, Mrs.iWnshington
nnnloi-lzixl to me for pursuing her usual
preparations for the night, aud Nelllo
entered upon her accustomed uuiy oy
reading n elmpter and a psalm from tho
old family Bible, after which all .pres
ent knelt In evening prayer.
Mr.-?. Washington's raitntui mniu
then assisted her to disrobe and lay her
head upon the pillow; Nelllo then sang
a versa of some sweetly soothing nymn,
and then leaning down, received the
parting blessing for the night, with
some emphatic remarks on ner duties,
Improvements, etc. The effect or tnese
Judicious habits and teachings ap
peared In the granddaughter's charac
ter through life. 4
A sensational case with a funny side
Is reported from KI Iteno, A couple ar
rived at the principal hotel and regis-
tnrni themselves as man and wire, in
fact, they were plopers, ono having run
away from a wife and the other a hus
band. In the course of a week tho In
jured hflsband and tho Injured wife
arrived from Kentucky ana caused tno
arrest of the pair. Tho deserted man
and woman had never seen eacti otucr
before, but while waiting for requisi
tion papers from Kentucky they stop
ped at the same hotel, and formed nn
acquaintance. Having a common grief,
they became Interested In each other,
and on the day the requisition .papers
wero to arrive they astonished tno om
cers by eloping on their own nccounf,
going to Texas, where they are now
supposed to be. Tho llrst pair of elop
ers wero released rrom jail, and tue
Kentucky olllcer returned home, after
Informing tho local paper that ha
"hoped a rattlosnako would blto him
If ho over traveled a thousand miles
again to help a couple of mon trado
wives." Kansas city journal.
It Is part of a doctor's duty to kocD
up tho spirits of his patient, since hope
fulness Is often tho best of medicine.
but tho Cincinnati Enquirer cites a caso
in which encouragement was carried
almost too far.
A mnn met with a frightful neehlent.
as a result of which both hli Tegs had
to uo ampuiaieu.
"Never mind," said tho surgeon, a
few days afterward, finding tho poor
man despondent; "nevor mind, wo shall
havo you on your feet again within
The eood nolntn of n. irrAnt mnnv rum.
I plo seem to have been broken off.
Came an n Hurprbo to HiiKln.id
vnihiiiatlon of Sir William Acr-
,,1 I", . nillelal lender of tho
, ,,,,,, ()f coin-
inons cntno nt a nmiui
lniul and throw, the I.llwrnl rmilw Into
a state of disorder.
When, l Docoinlior, 1808, Mr. Olml
Htono caiuo Into power n the chlff of
tho n(lnilnlstpatloiii Wllllnm crnon
llnreourt took hi wt In IMrlliuiient
as rcprcacntntlvo of tho city of Oxford.
. ..... i i. tin 1'iivit tlio
w- ; - qU)l,
1"81 , ,, . , ,,,,.
, 1 rop0H , to ubrognto tho
8 t o o u ,o
'"."" - ... 1 11. a,.
ii,,. m llu m or t no crown wiun ui-
. . ...
tako olllco shoultl vaeaio uieir nun
and offer thoiiisolviw for ro-olectlon.
This siwoch, with Us jwmlerous lwirn
lug and brilliant wit, mado his nniiio.
In 1SS0, when tho (HadHtoito govern-
rnrmo.i. Kir William Uewimo
IllUllb ,. "
homo secretary. At this tlmo It foil t
t.i... ,,iiitt tho Irish crluioti act
' f CommoMB mt
W''1'" .... of Mr ,.nrlI0 nlll,
tho Irish members, a task which ho
accomplished with brilliancy.
Ho resumed the place of chancellor
of the exchequer in 1S01!, tho snnio iost
he had held during tho previous Glad
stone ndmlnlstratlou. When Glad
stone retired It was supposed that Sir
William would succeed hint. Tho mini-
tie of authority, however, fell on Lord
ltoseberry, Sir William remaining tho
i,..i.,r in tim iioiihd of Common. Tho
resignation of Mr. Harcourt does not
liii.nn iiih rt'LiriMiii'iii uuiu inv
Ho will still retain Ills seat In the Com
mons. "What Is your occupation?" the law
yer asked a boy on the witness stand.
"I work on my fathor's farm," tho
"You don't do much but sit around,
"Well, I help my father."
"But you're worthier, nren't your'
was the attorney's decisive question.
"I don't know whether I nln or not,"
retorted tho witness warmly.
Then tho attorney took nnothor tack.
"Your father's a worthless man, Isn't
"Well, he works nbotit the farm."
The attorney hero fastened nn eyo
which gleamed with triumph on tho
Jury and nailed the boy with a ghinco
from the other nml said: "Isn't It truo
tlint your father doesn't do enough
work to prevent his becoming called
The boy had chafed under these un
pleasant questions, relates tho Balti
more News, nnd summoning .up cour
age, ho said loudly: "If you want to
know so bad whether my father's
worthless, ask him; there ho Is, on tho
Village Lawyer (from Skcdunk)
You think I must hnvo lots of Idlo
tlmo? By George, I can beat any mnn
in forty milo of my towu plnylug
Village Lawyer (from Splketown) I
can't play checkers, but I can lean
back In a chair and balanco It on Its
hind legs for ilftoon minutes by tho
watch, and thero ain't nnothor mnn lu
my congressional district who can do
that. Detroit Froo Press.
Nuts for Hating.
Nuts are much employed In high-class
cookery, but their value seems not to bo
recognized by tho majority of country
housewives, too many of whom let tho
squirrels get them nil. Very delicious
dishes aro mado of chestnuts. Any
nut mnkes a cake moro delicious. Nuts
chopped and sprinkled over puddings,
hot or cold, glvo a now flavor nnd great
ly Improve thorn, wlillo mixed through
custard they make n surprising chango
lu this simple dish. Stowed apples
sprinkled with chopped nuts and tho
core space filled with Jam make a good
desert, which need bo of no cost except
for tho labor used, and this Is of only
nominal value. Philadelphia Inquirer.
! Jollydog-"Our American heiresses
appear to havo tho snnio troublo as our
candidates for ofllcc." Pollywog
"What's that?" Jollydog-"They find
It very hard to got a square count."-
Ht'vn nninn to COO Vlilir llllNlintnl In
tho Intorimt of tlm Knlulils o( Ulmr,
Mm. ItonitMi,'' wiltl n bliiiul, elderly
mini, nn tl nilMroM of tho HniKmi
i..,.ii.ni,l itiiftwoiod his ring.
"Uo nln't 10 lionin," mild Mm. lien,
uniit with imiiH iiKlmbo, "but I inn
tmiinlflo you ono thing uorr, nnd thnt
L v,ill unt nlvor n iiiuht ii labor mit
nv Tim lluiiKim, ""'I 1 M "" ,INI' t'vui'l
Hiiro anil lio'd knook oil work in tli j
iliiytlnm, If II wiimi'u 'or tno kei imi'
tit lilui till I'm Unit woMf'MUltliure'ii no
ittoiiKth lift In mul" Yoiitlt'lMjiiu.
imiiloii. Vfiilrn Will IliOlriilin-il.
Vonloo without Its wtttwrs wonl l ho
n far Ions ploturoNqiio plauu than n nv.
tiially In. iiy tho London Chronicle,
And mioli a itntu ol iilTalrM, wo aro led
to bollovo, inny eventually cum nbotit.
The regular Inoioaio In tlio thtltii nf thu
l'o Iiiih been Httidiud by I'rol. Murine!.
II, Comparison of thu AtiHtriiiti limp
of about 16UI1 witli tho records of hiii
voya mado In lUUIlnlioivR that tlioiiiviiu
annual liicronao during thono yenm him
boon nboiit thri'o-tuiitliN of n miiiuio
mile; nnd from nil known data it up
pears that the total luoreato during nix
centuries Iiiih bcun nhout 108 nmro
lulled. Tho lucoiifto U continuing mid
tho Chill of Vonlco In doomed In tlmo
to disappear. No linmudlato ahum
iiuod, howovor, bo exoltml, for Prof.
Marlnolll calculates that between 100
and 130 centurion will ela ko be fore tho
cntlro Northern Adriatic will have be
KlTrct of CiHTpn llrlnklnir on V.irt.
Snaltkln, accoiitlng to tho Modlo.il
ltevlow, says that tho Moors urn Invel
orato colfco drlnkom, espuolally tho
niorchantB, who alt nt their bnzara
and drink continually during tho day.
It has been noticed that nlniottt Invar
iably when these colTuo drinkers reach
tho ago ol 10 or 40 inoir vyi'signi
giiu to fall thorn, and by tho time they
uot to bo CO'yoaiH old limy Iwcoina
blind. Ono Is forcibly luipriwinnl by
tho iiuuibui of blind mini kuuii nliout
tho ntreots of Fez, tlio cspltnl of Mo
rocco. It Is limit inbly attilbiilod to
the oxocmIvo uo of coffee N. Y
A .Mmlrl Town,
A Colonla Juarez, Chi'iualum, Moxl-
co, corri'HiKmuent oi ino
World thus tlenorlbos tho model towif
In which ho lives: "Ours Ih n town of
about 1.000 Inhabitants. Kloven years
havo patBed since tho first tent was
pitched by tho 11 ml Holller. Now wo
havo hundro.ls of dwellings owned by
tho dwollors no millionaire, no beg
gar. Wo aro in a chamber of tho
mountains 5,000 feet high. Fifteen
miles of hills nnd hollows part us from
tlm iiiuii!8t niiliond station. Wo havo
no saloons, no gamlhing, no smoking,?
no profanity, no round untieing ni our
socials. Wo havo ono police ofllcor.
Nearly every man owns a gun. Oar
ncadomy building has 15,000 square feet
nf (hifim nml 2G0 students. If vou can
i beat this, please put in waste basket."
! Mrs. Jamos Brown l'ottor has ooied
a great success in "Tlio Three Munko
tuori" in London.
For Mllln, Mlnci. filmji nml rnrmi Btwl IR;
nine dikI HoMIiic ICiiKlnra; Unci IiImji
Toiilh fnwi. Allmiiy Orrnnc, etc
27 to I'lrit Street Porllsnil. Or
8l.SC Fremont Htrect, ami Krnnciico.
THE FLYING TOP.
rri r.t It,, mnn, U'rt It'll 1 t&
miii,1p. iirejmld, on receipt of 3!r, We Klveiie-
0)111 liriW Ml OKI'llK. i lliillBiilliil ui i"" "
women call moke W to 4 a .lny Kelllng oui
in.. iikiiiiiiI un VI it'L'l TV f ll1
novo mo, i Avvir ii tu.ini w t 4k
Ibl First Mtrcot, l'ortlana, Ur.
TEETH WITHOUT PLATS
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Dr. T. H. White,
belief at Las!
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wuyi rellttUlo nml wiinm'i
White and Itrd. Intlut nn havltm (ho K. nul",
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letter with IrttlmonlaU nnilpnrllouKiri. Addrt".
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