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3t' ittt.Wtlii. cellar low nml dim,
, J Whero the cobwebs swept nnd swayed,
!Iloldhig the store from bough nnd Itmti
Z At tlio feet ot autumn Inlil,
Aud oft, when tlio dnys were short nml
And tlio nortli wind shrieked nnd
We clillilreii sought In tho corner, here.
And drew on the toothsome honrd.
Tor thus through the long, Iohb winter-
ilt nnswrrod niir overr call
."With yjne of tho summer's pqMcn prime
'somen uy, uie'iinnii ui mu. ;
iffliolicsf there was of the earth nnd nlr,
fiflt rain nnd mm nnd breeze,
Changed to n pippin Hweet nnd rnro
VBy tho nrt of the faithful trees.
2L wonderful barrel was thN, hnd wo
, ' ltd message but rljihtly heard,
Tilled with tlio talcs of wind nnd bee,
. Of cricket nnd moth nnd bird;
iltlfo with tho bliss of the fragrant June
When skies were soft nnd blue;
Thronged with the dreams of n harvest
J" O'er fields drenched deep with dew. .
Qli, homely barrel. I'd fnln qssay ..
j ,,0,111; marvelous skill again; -
Tnko me back to the past I prny,
As willingly now ns then;
Hack to the tender morns nnd eves,
Tho noontides. wnriu. and still,.
Tho fleecy clouds, nnd the spangled leaves
Of the orchnrdiiycr the hljt.
"New" Llpplncott. i ' - '
"Quick, my pal. stop her inbuilt, or sho
will nlarm tlio house,"
She quickly exclaimed: "You here.
"He unlet, Dick," snld tho young man,
for It wiitf Indeed lie, suppressing nil
ontli, ns she pulled nt his coinpitulon't
"Yet, I inn hero, Kitty. Hut what
nro you doing up nt this time of night?"
"Let tno report the question to you,
Hnl?" was tho reply, spoken with some
bitterness "I llud .that I have' need to
bo up, If I would nut see niy mistress
robbed nnd murdered In her own liedl"
"Don't bo squeamish, my dear," re
turned the niaii, with a posture of Im
patience. "You nro altogether too se
vere upon us. You know, Kitty" here
bis tone became rather more tender-
that t would not harm a hair of your
head for the whole world. I love you
too well for that."
"Then why are you here to-nlghO
I11L- UKIl UUI-M..1IK ,.ll,l,llll,.llll III III., Kill!. II U MM 1,1
"Believe inc. Kitty. It Is fop your sake I thot wmu ,,0 ,oft 0taw, Cu(mt y Wm.
MONEY TO FEED THE BIRDS.
CI or, Flower (Invo n 8tnl!o Hoy n Tip
nnd He Ik Now Wcnlthy,
I,. Sehrclbor oc Sous have tiled suit In
tho United Hiatus Circuit Court at
Ittvhiiuiud, Vn,, against Lela Moore
Newman and her husband, Waller (!.
Newman, to collect $ 1,000. alleged to
bt- duo them by the Newmans.
The story back of tho suit concerns
the desire of a man who left a town 111
Virginia a penniless, friendless boy ami
returned having money with which to
feed the robins.
The Newmans live near Somerset,
Orange County, and are now building a
magiiltlceut country estate. .Mr, New
man was the poor boy, and ho Is now
spending money In a way that has sur
prised all Orange County out of three
The story of Mr. Newman's success
roads like a romance. It was told by
one of the lawyers representing the
I A FALSE LOVER
AM sure we do love each other,
nnd will bo very happy togeth
or." she said, laying her hand on
Ills arm nud looking straight Into his
"Of course wo will, little trembler,"
lie exclaimed In reply, playfully drop
ping his hand over those guileless blue
orbs, for their searching gnzc made ltliu
uneasy. "Miss Hnrgrave need not fret
or fume, for we will show her yet what
a cosy couple we will make." And
Kitty felt perfectly satisfied with her
hnndsome lover, nnd wondered bow
she had ever been so foolish as to
doubt the 'genuineness of her attach:
mcnt for him.
When she saw Edward Wyndhani, a
little later, and he bad asked In his
earnest, sincere wny If the "matter
was' all settled nnd she was to marry
Hal Burton," she had replied with con
siderable warmth that she was, and
that ended It between the former lov
ers. And so the days sped on, much faster
than' Kitty liked, though they were
even hastening on her wedding day.
One night Hnl had been to visit Kitty,
and had remained Inter than usual.
When the girl saw how late It was get
ting 6he told liltn lie must go, but they
stood In the passageway some mo
tnents nfterwnrd, Kitty swinging the
night key carelessly In her hand. Hal
suddenly caught It away from her,
darting through the back door and care
fully locking It behind him; he then
called out playfully:
"Good-night, pretty Mlsa Kitty!
am locked out, but you are locked In.
Nobody will run awny with you before
morning, I'll be bound."
For a reply Kitty had only laughing
ly entreated him to restore the key and
go home, at which he had thrown a
mocking defiance at her nnd darted
down the street
On his next visit Kitty asked once
more for tho key, but he uow declared
that he bad lost It, probably on return
. ing borne that night, and had not the
remotest Idea where to look for It. And
bo the unsuspecting girl was compelled
to report to her mistress though she
was very crfreful to conceal who the
loser had been and another key was
And so the time sped on uutll It was
within one week of the time appointed
( for the wedding. .
Kitty, was sewing on some of the wed
' ding finery and Miss Hargrave relaxed
gradually from the usual severity of
her manner to such a degree that she
had llnally taken up a needle to assist
her maid In the work.
They sat rather late over their work,
and Kitty finally retired, feeling very
much tlnttcred and pleased over Miss
Ilnrgrave's graclousness. And so she
gradually sank Into an uneasy slum
ber. She could not tell how long she had
slept, but she finally woke with a sud
den start and a suppressed cry. She
hnd been troubled with an unpleasant
dream nnd awoke restless nnd III nt
ease. A presentiment of coming evil
seemed to weigh upon her mind, so
that sleep was entirely banished, and
sho could not close her eyes again.
The rain was over and tho moon Just
struggling feebly through tho breaking
clouds. She did not light tlio lamp, for
It was' riot dark enough to requlro It,
but crept out upon tho landing nnd
down the stairs with only the moon to
guldo her way. Tho back door opened
Into n jlnssage-wny leading to the kitch
en, and Into this she glided, pausing
for n moment, her heart beating fast,
for she suddenly thought she heard n
step just outside. In another moment
a key was pushed Into the lock, nud the
bolt snapped cautiously and almost
noiselessly back. Suppressing n scream
of surprlso and nlnrm at this confirma
tion of her worst fears, Kitty turned to
nrouso tho house, when a voice from
the outside fell upon her ear, whisper
ing tho words: "All right."
Iu another moment the back door
was carefully opened. Two men en
tered the passage, ns Kitty knew at
once, for her hearing seemed awfully
"A woman, by all that's lovely!" ex
claimed one, springing forward.
nlone that I have come
nestly. "I am a poor man
uid I could not bear to have my bride
endure the miseries of poverty with me.
Miss Hargrave is a stupid old inalil,
and could spare money enough to make
us both happy and never miss It. Wc
mean no harm to anybody, only wc
must have thejnoncy."
Vntl to think, Hnl," she broke out
again, "that I should have let yon have
that key by which you have broken In
to the house! You said you had lost
It. How could you have deceived me
He only laughed. Hut his compan
ion, who had been a quiet witness of
this scene, now stepped forward.
"This foolishness has gone quite far
enough, Hal," he said, resolutely. "We
did not come here to parley all night,
but for business. What shall we do
with this girl, while wo search the
O, Kitty will bo quiet She will
never peach on us. Go ahead, nnd
never mind her, Dick."
Hut I shall mind her," Dick return
ed, drawing a pistol from the breast
pocket of his coat. "Tho least sign of
treachery or attempt to betray us, and
I will uot answer for the consequence,
So show us the way to your mistress'
He placed the muzzle of the pistol
closo to her temple, nnd she dared do
nothing else but obey. They paused on
the landing just outside the door.
'Miss Hargrave received five hun
dred dollars one day Inst week, and
is sua in uie nouse, said the man
Dick, In a hoarse whisper. "Tell
where It Is to be found."
"How can I?" she returned. "You
must think my mistress has abundant
confidence In me. Of course she would
not entrust such a secret to a servant'
"Not another subterfuge," Interrupt
ed the man; "wc nre bound to have this
"It !s In, a" safe which Is kept In the
cellar," said Ivltty, reluctantly,
"And where Is the key?"
"My mistress always sleeps with It
under her pillow."
"You must get It for us, and bring us
her watch and purse. But attempt to
play us false, and your life and hers
shall pay the forfeit."
Miss Hargrave was still sleepln
soundly, as she knew by her deep and
regular breathing, therefore she per
formed her errand ns soon as possible,
securing the purse, watch and key, and
then hastened out again, weak and
trembling from emotion.
Dick took them without a word
Kitty longed unutterably to cry out, oi
make some noise that would alarm the
house, but she dared not. She could
only perform their bidding In silence.
hating Hnl with an intense hatred fot
all this shame and mortification that he
was brnglng upon her. O, If Edward
were only there!
After whispering a moment apart
they gave her the lantern and made her
descend the cellar stairs first, llghtln
the way for them to follow. The safe
stood against the wall, and the two
robbers hastened eagerly forward to
unlock It and secure their prize, for the
moment utterly forgetful of the girl's
A sudden thought flashed like light
nlng on Kitty's brain a thought that
Ood himself must have scut. The Iron
door on the safe was furnished with a
spring lock a sure, careful movement,
and she might yet save them nil! She
was still carrying the lantern, and, lift
lug It higher In her hands, as If to af
ford them better light, sho suddenly
dashed It at Dick's head, who was near
est to her, nnd sprang through the door,
closing It with a loud clang and a snap.
as the bolt shoved Into Its socket be
Tho lantern must havo been extin
guished when It fell, for Kitty heard
them groping for tho door, nt first curs
ing and threatening.
Hut Kitty only remained long enough
to recover from her giddiness, and then
sped up stairs, and had soon succeeded
In ajarmlng the house. The police were
called In and the would-be robbers se
cured, Hal Burton entreating the young
glrrto save him to the very last
Edward Wyndham heard the news
early the next morning, and came Im
mediately to tho house. At first he
seemed at a loss how to address Kitty,
and she, observing his embarrassment,
went straight to blm and laid her little
hand In his broad palm.
"I enn read my own heart as It Is to
day," sho said, earnestly, "and, Ed
ward, I am very glad that all this has
happened, for It has saved mo from a
lifetime, of misery, I honestly believe
that your llttlo finger Is more precious
to mo than all Hal Burton's pretended
Thus It came about that a wedding
really did take place on the day first
ppolntcd, though Edward, aud not
Hal, was tho bridegroom.
saui inn. mi- .... v, , . ,,,,., ,.
I tVI 1Vt IMtltt I tilt MUIIIUIV BtlttriU HWJ .
you know. ,, .......
Ill' iiiiiui; ins nuj iu m-n aunt mm
found a friend In the Into tlovernoi
Flower. It Is a well-known fact that
wheu flower was n potent factor In
the business of making great fortunes
Iu Wall street ho would take imy friend
of his who desired It along with hliu
on a great money-making venture mid
turn ti tin from a poor man Into u rich
one. This was Newman's luck, says
the story told by the lavyer. He was
"put onto a sure thing" In the market
by Mr. Flower and gathered In ?lS,tHHI.
With this ns a starter he was soon very
wealthy. A good part of his money was
Invested Iu copper mines In North Car
olina, and It has paid well. Then the
stable boy went back to Orange Coun
ty and bought up a 1,500-acre piece of
laud, had lakes constructed In It.
streams gurgling music to him, trees
nnd flowers aud hills and little dales to
The old-timers gazed nnd stretched
their necks nnd declared him a wonder
nnd gathered around his wonderful (
place nud watched the mansion and the i
handsome stables and servants' quiir-!
ters grow under the workmen's hnm-,
mers. It Is also said of Newman that
he always kept a special tralu walling'
for htm and that ho never bothered to !
write letters In the usual way; he tele-1
graphed them. Schrelber & Sons were I
contracted with to build an Iron fence 1
with ornamental gates around the prop
erty. They uow claim that after pre
paring the material their contract was
brokeu. There had been some delay. ,
which the complainants claim was uot
on their part, nnd the Newmans de
clined to have the work completed. The
claim against them Is for $4,000, nnd a
lien against the property near Somcr
set Is asked.
KINO OF ITALY.
He In I'oinl f Orettt Will Power
nml Mirny Accnmiillnliiiiuiita.
From one who was Intlinalely con
nected with him In his youth 1 learn
that his chief characteristic Is earnest
ness, added to Kieiit will power. What
ever ho does, no matter now trivial, is
nttaekedtl usetliewoid mhlsodly) with
such force and such determination that
It is Invariably curried to a successful
Issue, for Instance, nil tlio world
knows or his collection of coins, but
few have heard of Its origin. One day
when a small boy ho was playing In
the garden of the Qlllllnnl, mill found
a I'Iim IX. penny, with which he rush
ed delighted to Queen Miirgherlln. Shu
explained what It was, ami Incidentally
told him about others more Important.
Prom that moment he began to collect,
and he bus now become one of the
greatest numismatists Iu tho world, It
Is the siime with swimming. Ho learn
ed quickly, and reached such perfection
that It was his custom to Jump from a
iiiaii of-war Into the open sen, have his
swim, mid return without belli.
Other accomplishments n.ru music
and painting. Queen Mnrgherltii. who
Is exceptionally fond of music, seeing
her husband so Indifferent to It, tie
eldeil that her son must play at least
the iilaiio. If ho had any talent at all.
Masters were procured when ho was a
Miiall buy. with the result that ho Is a
very fair pianist, and sntlsiles even
the critical taste of his mother. Of
painting he knows less, but can dash
olT a very respectable sketch, showing
verve, but a luck of knowledge of color,
Hut, above nil and before nil, tho
king Is a man of will, nud, try as he
may, no one can turn hliu once his
mind Is niaile up. Homo Correspou
donee I'all Mall Cazette.
IIER WEIGHT IN GOLD.
RANSOM PAID A
( THE DUKE OF CONNAUQHT.
FuccecU Kins 1M vr.inl in Crnu ! Mm
' Icrof thr rrenimon.
I King Edwnrd VII. Iiiih censed to be
Orand Master of the Order of Freeinn
1 sous, which otllco he held ns the
1 Prince of Wales. This Is In conform
1 Ity with the course adopted by the
last Prince of Wales on tils becoming
I Itegent mid nfterwnrds (Seorge IV. An
' especial Grand Lodge bus elected the
PERSIA'S FUTURE SHAH.
Prince Mohammed AH Mlrxi Fnld to'
lie Under Itunlnn Influence.
England will hardly be pleased nt the
news that the futuro Shah of Persia.
Prince Mohammed All Mlrza, has ap
plied to tho Czar of
Hussla for n tutor,
nnd that a Russian
scholar, S. M. Shap-
sal, has been seat
from St Petersburg
to Teheran, the Per
sian capital, to under
take the Instruction
of the Prluee for the
next three years,
The placing of the future Shah under
Russian Influence Is especially slgnlfl-
cant in view of the fact thnt the present
bhati is not expected to live ninny
years, even If he does not abdicate his
throne within the next few months.
Several times It has been reported that
the Shah had become Insane, but he has
so far been able to hold his power with
out aerlous dlfllculty. The Crown
Prince has sixteen brothers of royal
descent, besides others whose mothers
are not of the royal clan, nnd ns the
law of primogeniture does not neces
sarily hold In Persia, It Is possible that
he may need some strong outside Influ
ence to aid him In securing possession
of the throne at the death or abdication
of his father. In addition to holding
the key to British India, on which Rus
sia Is supposed to have designs, tho
Shah Is the possessor of a private for
tune of moro than ?200,000,000, most
of It In the shape of precious stones,
which arc kept In glass Jars so that ho
may keep close track of It aud cut off
a few heads If the Jars lose too much
of their contents nt any time.
Iio Iilko Papa.
A local gentleman of prominence has
become famous for his wonderful self-
concert. He thinks Mr. Is n llttlo bit
nicer nnd brighter nnd more moral
than any other mnn In the city. His
wife has circulated n story about him
that almost breaks his heart
Ho was teaching ?ils llttlo boy to
pray, nnd the little fellow, pursuant to
his father's words, had requested the
blessing for everyone.
"Prnv for llttlo boys Ilko yourself."
said "tho parent. - "Asl: thnt they may
grow up llko your papa."
And the llttlo boy prayed that nil boys
should grow up to bo great men llko
his father. Loulsvlllo Commercial.
VVKR OF COJJ.YAUOItr.
Duke of Couiiaught as his Majesty's
It Is Interesting to note thnt only
three predecessors have stood between
the late Grand Master aud the last
Prince of Wales who tilled thnt office,
linmely. Lord Rlpoii, who held the po
sition from 1870 to 187-1; the Earl of
Zetland, who occupied It from 18M to
1870; nnd the Duke of Sussex, 181.1 to
18-13, who succeeded the Prluco Regent,
"Mistress of Horsel!'."
A man has no moral right to sit on the
edge of n tiled hearth and balance a
Sevres plate (not to be matched for love
or money) on his knees, yet this was
what a famous Illustrator did till ho
"Whnt have I dono?" he asked, al
though the proverbial "thousand
pieces" were plainly visible nt his feet.
".Merely destroyed a plate which Is
quite In a great artist's line," returned
his hostess, with n smile that even her
husband afterward ndmltted was far
too fine for every-day use.
A man dislikes attention uutll it Is
about to be taken away from him.
Ills Prophecy Came True.
i'.dwtiru wiggieswortn, "iioius pro
fessor of divinity at Cambridge," in a
little pamphlet published Iu the porten
tous year of 1775, must have had u cor
rect Idea of the prosperity of this coun
try during thoentury Just closing, as
he predicted that the population of the
British American colonies" in 1000
would be 80,000,000.
Included In this estimate was Nova
Scotia, now the Dominion of Canada,
which with Its Inst recorded census re
sult of 4,800,000 added to tho 70,000,000
of tho United Stntes fulfills almost to
the letter the accuracy of the Wiggles
worth prophecy. And this somewhat
remarkable forecast was not based up
on any species of guess work, but upon
a well defined and clearly constructed
mathematical theory, which, reduced
to plnlu words, can be best described In
the language of Its author:
"The British-Americans have doubled
their numbers In every period of
twcnty-flve years from their first plantation."
Taking this statistical fact as a basis
for his calculations the Harvard divin
ity professor constructed a system of
reckoning tho Increase of a country's
population which history has shown to
be as correct as his method was simple.
Assuming that the 1770 population
was 2.500,000 Sir. Wlgglesworth esti
mated 5,000,000 for 1800. 10,000,000 for
1825, 20,000,000 for 1850, 40,000,000 for
1875 and 80,000,000 for 1000, and the
record of the United States census since
Its Initial taking In 1700 shows sub
stantially theso figures, ns follows:
Census of 1800, 5,808,000; 1825 (1820),
0,033,000; 1850, 23,101,000; 1875 (1870),
38,058,000; 1000, with Canada, 81,000,
000. National Magazine.
A Customer (In tho complete depart
ment store) I notlco so ninny couples
taking tho elevator for tho thirteenth
floor. Why nre
The Ribbon Clerk They nro taking
advantage of tho special offer lu the
matrimonial department. Rev, Mr.
Splicer Is performing ceremonies to-day
at half price. Brooklyn LUs.
Every man makes tho mistake of
thinking he can fool his wlfo as easily
as ho used to fool his mother.
Love never finds a burden too heavy
for ir to tackle.
lie Hail Htnlcn the lulnr of n Rich
Mnii'j Children unit the Hwcotlicnrt
of 1IU Htm A Koiiiunce of tho
I'tniii tho tiiouiitnliiM of Mexico conies
n story that rends moro llko u romance,
of medieval times tliiin a narration of
occurrences In modern lire. Indeed It
hardly hcciuh possible that even In
Mexico such mi event could occur. One
hundred dud twenty pounds of gold nud
alongside It 120 pounds of girl! Tlio
gold ransomed the girl and tho son of
tho mail who paid the rmisom now Is
the husband of the girl.
Among the Inst lingering bandits of
Mexico I.ulgl Cortina still holds place,
Ills abode, If It may bo ho culled, being
the iiimintiiliiH of Western Chihuahua,
whereoll'KlioolsolTtheSlerra MiiiIiom cut
uway from tho main range by tho Gulf
of Cnllforiilu iilVmil hliu a hiding place.
The rural cm have not yet found hliu,
nor Is It likely they will, for Cortlnas
has Just i-rtlreil from 'business' with
the proceeds of his new venture, osti
um ted lit $10,000. It Is an Ideal bandit
Senor Poyerliua. grown rich by Ids
mines, realized, when no longer young,
that Ids children's education was de
fective. Ills friend, La Prance, sug
gested that ho send for Loreiia Jiirrctt
his niece, and mnko her tho tutor of his
children. Loreiiu lived Iu Texas. She
wns sent for mid emtio quickly. Sho
became moro than n tutor to tho clill
ilreii. The sou saw Iu her much to ad
mire. They became lovers. Frequently
muleteers together In tlio old ilnys liff
foro ho grow rich, nml ho knows tun.
lie knows my word Is perfectly good,
and you need'liiivo no four If you will
follow my directions, Cotno with niel"
Ho look tho young man iihIiIo nud
(hen told blm his pliuiM. They were
simple mid brief,
In shorl, Cortina remarked that ho
wiih mixImiH to abandon his career iih n
brlgniiil, but must luivo money enough
to live ns n gentleman should, lie then
told young Poyeilnm to go In his father
and tell til nt Hint tin could rmisom tho
girl on paying her weight Iu gold
wlilcb," continued Cortina, "Im cheap,
as slm Is not very heavy,"
Then) wiih mi agreement iih to it place
mid time for meeting, mid young Poy
erliua rode ttway with Ids own horse,
leaving MIsn .lurrett to wonder what
fate bud Iu stow for her.
Young Po.verltna lost no (lino In hur
rying homo. Ho Hpeedlly acquainted
bis father with the fuels. Ordering tho
pack animals lo tlio trout of the hncl
ciida, ho loaded two of them with sacks
of gold, partly Iu bars mid partly In
coin, mid, tho sou leading tho way, tlio
party set out to tho hills lo keep Cor
Una's appointment. Rencliltig there,
they found that u scale had been innilo
by balancing n pole over the bough of
a tree, mid at one end a hoop of leather
thniigsHhowed where thoyoiing woman,
who was to be the weight should sit
Attheother mi opcii-mntitlifiljoick hung
ready to receive Poyerlmn's gold.
Miss .larrelt was brought from tho
woods ami placed Iu the seat. Him ill
must fainted with fear, for she know
nothing of the strange ceremony In
which sho was taking part although
tho presence of the PoyerlnuiH. father
mid son, reasurred her. Hut she real
Ized her position when the peons began
pouring the gold Into the sacli.
ilHIOANDS ORDERED THEM TO DISMOUNT.
they rode out together Into tho uioun
It wnsononcof these Joyous, free ride
thnt the shadow of Cortina fell upon
them. It happened that Miss .larrctt
and young Poycrlmn were riding nlong
Iu tho foot hills, drinking Iu the scenery
mid Htlmuhitt-d by the wlnc-llko atmos
phere of niitiimn, when two men step
ped from the wood, nnd pointing their
rifles nt them ordered them to dis
Of courso they compiled. In fact re-
slstnnco wns Impossible, nnd they'Offer-
cil none. Tho bandits tied the hands of
their captives behind them nml ordered
them to move on. 'I ho orders were not
delivered In most choice language, hut
thcro was no misunderstanding them.
T..elr horses were ridden by their cap
tors; nnd so they slowly clambered tho
steep, narrow trail In the hills.
At last they reuched a spot that
seemed to suit tho views of their cup
tors for a stopping place. The camp
ing was brief and simple. They were
ordered to sit down-on tho ground.
The captors then went to playing
cards, not for amusement, hut to divide
tho spoils. Tho winner wns to havo tlio
girl la muchncha nnd the loser must
content himself with tho boy. It be
camo evident beforo they had played
very many minutes that neither of
them wanted tho boy, nnd thnt which
ever got hltn would lose no tlmo Iu
Whllo tho gnmo wns still In progress,
amid much cursing as luck seemed to
Ibrnte from one sldo to nnother nud
then back, n tall, typical Mexican
strode Into tho recess nud looked on.
IIo seemed oblivious to tho presenco of
the two captives, but very much Inter
ested In the game. But, seeing no
stnkes. which In Mexico nro always
kept lu sight, ho Inquired what the
gamo wns for.
When tho two players hnd replied tho
tnll Mexican with the mustache strodo
over to where the two captives were
crouched, nnd asked them who they
were. Tho very Instant young Poycr
lmn hnd tnailo known his Identity he
"I am Cortlnnl'
Ills nnmo wiih sufllclent. Young Poy
erlnin practically felt Ids doom Healed.
But Cortina continued:
"I know your father well. Wo wero
Just ns tho polo tipped Cortina step
"Not another peso!" ho cnlled out,
grandiloquently. "I said her weight In
gold, nml that Is enough,"
Then she wns given Into tho enro of
Poycrlmn. while Cortina, with many
nourishes and bows mid ndlos, followed
his men buck Into the woods.
There wiih n wedding soon after, as
might be expected. Mrs. Poyerlma
lives with her young husband nt thu
marble quarry lu Texas, Just across tho
Hue, mid tells tho story only when tho
neighbors press her to. Hut the Mex
IcniiM call her "La sposa del oro" tho
wife of gold.
Spanish Titles Ibr Hnle.
An agent In Paris Is sending out a
circular marked "confidential" to rich
but untitled people In Europu offering
to sell them titles of Spanish nobility.
Somu circulars have been received lu
this country, hut havo met with fuw or
no responses, When mi American
wants to buy a title these days ho Is
mighty particular as to tho quality and
buys It In thu open market after n care
ful examination of the goods. Not so
n European, who will take any old tltlu
which ho can buy nud ho thankful. The
enterprising Paris broker offers tho tltlo
of baron, viscount or count nt prices
ranging from $500 to ?1,000 nud do
clnres that tho letters patent conferring
tho tltlo chosen will be attested legully
by the Spanish government
"You used to ho something of an al
truist," snld tho friend.
"Yes," answered Wllllo Wellington.
"1 was n Theosophlst for n while, too.
Hut I had to glvo up. I'vo tried being
n whole lot of things,, hut I never got
far enough nlong to find out what the
names by which they nro called ncttt
ally mount" Washington Star.
Horses in l)es .Moines.
DesMolnes has moro horses In propor
tion to her population than any other
city or town In tho United Slates, tho
census showing it totnl of (1,031, or ono
horse for every ten of tho population.
First Statesman Then wo "havo
agreed lo the demands of tho powers 1
Second Statesman Yes. Tho next
question Is how shall wo uvold comply
ing with thctu? Puck.