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The iDoetor'J fjilemma
"By He3ba Strctton
sAl I 1 I f I .V 1 -
Awfully fast time sped away. It was
the second week la Mnrch 1 passed I
Hark, thn aeirinil wk In MsT C1IUP UP'
on me as If borne by a whirlwind. It
was only a month to the day io lent
Dxod upon for our marriage. My mother
began to fidget about my goln over to
London to fit myself out with wedding
clothe. Julia's was Eolng on fait to
completion. Our trip to Swltierland was
Ittlnctlv nlmineil out. Go I mutt to
London: order my wedding suit 1 must
But first there could be no harm In run
nine over to Sark to aee Olivia once
more. As toon as I was married I would
tell Julia all about her. Hut If either
arm or ankle went wrong for want of at-
n(tnn. I ahnnlil nrrer forclve myself.
It was the last tlm 1 could see Olivia
before my marriage. Afterwards I should
tee much of hor; for Julia would invite
her to our house, and be a friend to her.
I spent a wretchedly sleepless night; and
whenever I doted I ssw uuvia uerore me,
weeping bitterly, and refusing to be com'
From St. Sampson's we set sail straight
for the Havre Uosielin. To my extreme
surprise and chagrin. Captain Cnrcy an
nounced his Intention or landing wun
me, and leaving the yacht In charge of
his men to await our return.
"The ladder Is excessively awkward,"
I objected, "and some of the rungs are
loose. You don't mind running the risk
of a plunge Into the water?"
"Not In the "least," he answered cheer
ily; "for the matter of that, I plunge Into
It every morning nt L'Ancresse. I want
to see Tardif. Ho is one In a thousand,
at you say; and one cannot sec such a
man every day of one's life."
There was no help for It, and I gave
In, hoping some good luck awaited me.
I led the way up the zig-zag path, and
jnst as we reached the top I saw the
light, erect figure of Olivia seated upon
the brow of a little grassy knoll at a
short distance from us. IUt back was
towards us, so she was not aware of our
vicinity; and I pointed towards her with
an assumed air of indifference.
"I believe that Is my patient yonder,"
I said; "I will just run across and speak
to her, and then follow you to the farm."
"Ahr he exclaimed, "there is a lovely
view from that spot. I recollect It well.
I will go with you. There will be time
enough to see Tardif."
Did Captain Carey suspect anything?
Or what reason could he have for wish
ing to aee Olivia? Could It be merely
that he wanted to see the view from that
particular spot? I could not forbid him
accompanying me, but I wished him at
Olivia did not hear our footsteps upon
the soft turf, though we approached her
Vrff nearly. The aun shone upon her
c'W7 hair, every thread rJ-U -
J a shine back again. She was read
ing aloud, apparently to herself, and the
ounds of her sweet voice were wafted
by the air towards us. Captain Carey's
face became very thoughtful.
A few steps nearer brought us in view
of Tardif, who had spread his nets on
the grass, and was examining them nar
rowly for rents. Just at this moment
be was down on his knees, not far from
Olivia, gathering some broken meshes to
gether, but listening to her, with an ex
pression of huge contvntment upon hit
handsome face. A bitter pang shot
through me. Could It be true by any pos
ibillty that lie I had beard the last timo
I was In Sark?
"Good day, Tardif," shouted Captain
Carey; and both Tardif and Olivia start'
ed. But both of their faces grew bright
er at seeing us. Olivia's color had come
back to ber cheeks, and a sweeter face
no man ever looked upon.
"I am very glad you are come once
more," she said, putting her hand in
mine; "you told me in your last letter
you were going to England.
I glanced from the corner of my eye at
Captain Carey. lie looked very grave,
but bis eyes could not rest upon Olivia
without admiring her. as she stood be
fore us, bright-faced, slender, eret-t, with
the folds of her coarse dress falling about
ber as gracefully as if they were of the
"This Is my friend, Captain Carey, Miss
Olivia, I said, "in whose yacht I bare
come to visit you.
"I am very glad to sco any friend of
Dr. Martin s, she answered as she held
out ber band to him with a smile; "my
doctor and I aro great friends, Captain
"So I suppose," he said significantly'
or at least his tone and look seemed
fraught with significance to me.
"Tardif," I said, VCaptaln Carey came
ashore on purpose to visit you and your
. I knew he was excessively proud of his
farm, which consisted of about four or
five acres. He caught at the words with
alacrity, and led the way towards his
bouse with tremendous strides, Olivia
and I were left alone, but she was mov
Ing after them slowly, when I ran to her,
and offered her my arm, on the pl.'a that
her ankle was still too weak to bear her
r ''Olivia 1" I exclaimed, after we had
gone a few yards, bringing her and ray'
telf to a sudden halt. Then I was struck
dumb. I had nothing special to say to
her. How was It I had called her so
"Well, Dr. Martin?" she said, looking
into my face again with eager, inquiring
ryes, as If alio was wishful to understand
my varying moods.
"What a lovely place .this Is!" I ejac
More lovely tnau any words I ever
beard could describe. It was a perfect
day, and. a perfect view, Tho sea was
like an opal. The cliffs stretched bttow
us, with every hue of gold and bronze,
and hoary white, and soft grey; and here
anil there a black rock, with livid shades
of purple, and a bloom upon It like a
raven's wing. Itocky Islets, never trod
den by human foot, over which the foam
poured ceaselessly, were dotted all about
tho changeful surface of the water. And
Just beneath the level of my eyes was
Olivia's face the loveliest thing there,
though there was so much beanty lying
"Yes, It Is a lovely place," she audit
ed, a mischievous smile playing about her
"Olivia," I tald, taklug my courage by
both hands, "it Is only a month till my
Was I deceiving myself, or did she real
ly grow paler? It was but for a moment
if It were so. But how cold the air felt
all In an instant! The shock was like
that of a first plunge Into chilly waters,
and I was shivering through every fiber.
"I hope you will be happy." said Olivia,
"very happy. It ti a great risk to run.
Marriage will make you either very hap
py or very wretched," '
"Not at all," I answered, trying to
ipeak gaily; "I do not look forward to
any vast amount of rapture. Julia and I
will get along very well together, I have
no doubt, for we have known one an
other all our lives. I do not expect to be
any happier than other men; and the
married people I have known hare not
exactly dwelt in Paradise. Perhaps your
experience has been different?''
Ob, no! she said, her hand trembling
on my arm, and her face very downcast;
but I should have liked you to be very.
So softly spoken, with such a low, fal
tering voice! I could not trust myself
to speak again. A stern sense of duty
towards Julia kept me silent; and we
moved on, though very slowly and lln-gerlngly.
lou love her Tcry much?" said tie
quiet voice at my side, not much louder
than the voice of conscience.
I esteem her more highly thin any
the Indulgence of emotion of any kind,
It was Impossible for me to remain on
the clirft, bemoaning my unhappy fate.
I itrode on doggedly down the path,
kicking tho looie stonti Into the water
ai they came In my way. Captain Carey
followed, whittling softly to himself. He
continued doing so after we were aboard
"I cannot leave you like this, Martin,
my boy," he said, when wo went nshore
at SI. Sampson's; mid he put his arm
"You will keep my secret?" I said, my
voice a key or two lower than usual.
"Martin," aniwervd the good-hearted,
clear-sighted old bachelor, "you must not
do Julia the wrong of keeping this a se
cret from her."
"I must," I urged. "Olivia knows noth
ing of lti nobody guesses It but you, I
must conquer It"
"Martin," urged Captain Carey, "come
up to Johanna, and tell her all about It."
Johanna Carey was one of the powers
in the Island. Kverybody kuew her; and
vveryboJy went to her for comfort or
counsel. She was, of course, related to
us all. I had always been, a favorite
with her, and nothing could bo more nat
ural than this proposal, that I should go
and tell her of my dilemma.
Johanna was standing nt one of the
windows. In a Quakerish dreM of some
grey stuff, and with a plain white cap
over her white hair. She came down to
the door as soon as she saw me, and re
ceived me with n motherly kiss.
"Johanna." said Captain Carey, wo
hate something to tell you."
"Come and ilt here by me," she until.
making room for me beside her on her
"Johanna," I replied, "I am in n ,ter-
Awful!" cried Captain Carev ympa-1
thctlcally; hut a glance from his sister
put him to silence.
"What Is It. my dear Martin?" asked
her Inviting voice agalu.
"I will tell you frankly," 1 said, feel
ing I must have It out at once, like an
aching tooth. "I love, with all my heart
and soul, that girt In Sark; the one who
has been my patient there."
"Martin!" she cried, In a tone full of
surprise and agitation, "Martin!"
"Yes; I know all you would urge. My
NEVER FOKGliT FACES
NATIVES OF PHILIPPINES MAKE
Never Vails to 1'lck Out n
Doc llliu mi lijury,
Annum u II II ml re t with
A United States soldier, wlui Iiiih Juki
returned from tlio Pulllppliios, tolls
Hotuu Itilcrcsiitig stories nt Flllpiii h
llo 811 ys the uilllllliry Filipino Is till)
best detective on earth: lluii ourlliiwk
shaws, Nngluiu'a Scotland u ox
IH'I'IM llllll PlII'lS VIlltK'HK llt'U MK'l'O mint
tours cnmpuroil to lilin. They never
forgot n face.
"Tho natives liiul boon guilty of tut
many moan llttlo tricks tlmt a mini In
our regiment resolved to got oven with
n fellow who liiul made himself ospe'
dully obnoxious by his ly.n.i mill i.o
colt. Tla soldier got lu'lil of it bright.
now penny, which lie gnvu tin ox tin
llllllsll tO llllll lltlMil.l II llll till! lliulllilti.a.
' initlvn fill li -jtrk l'nlil itleei.
"Of ootirso, discovery of tint f.auil
followed when tho victim wont to
hondtiuurtcr Io have IiIh money
changed, mill ho iiiikIo it tcrrlilc roar,
llo wits more Indignant tliiiu ho would
tiavo boon liiul the soldier hIiiIii Ii.h
wlfo mill children. Tlio government
policy Is to court tlio good will of tlio
natives, so the soldiers wore lined up
and the Injured dealer In decayed fruit
was told to pick out the guilty nut n.
which ho did without thu sllKlilo.it lies
Itatlou. In spite of the fact that the
soldiers wore all dressed exactly alike
mid many were of the same slue mid
liiilld, and had the same facial ehnrae
wr lying on tlio ties nnd the train
swept over It. Tlio suction of tho Hy
ing caw whirled It up, nnd by cliniioo
It Indeed on tliu snndhonrd. There. It
lay (luring the leiunlmlof of tlm trip,
greatly enraged and frightened.
Kxninlimtloii of tlio linat-d unit those
purls of the truck clone to It revealed
tiny drops of greenish-yellow venom.
The snake, In terror of Its unusual ene
mies, liiul struck about It In every di
rection many time during lis wild,
Its poison was sprinkled uponiJioslou
iinil wood so plentifully Unit Its rank
must have boon exhausted on reaching
Denver. Its bile would probably bavo
been harmless when It rolled Into tho
depot. Its body was painfully brulsoil
In several places mid covered with dust.
Its weakness was appaient, for with
dllllcully could It bold ItM'lf erect for
several minutes at a time. Thou It
A fi-lond of Inspector Sodon look the
rattler Inline, promising to take care
of H, ami the I ni I n in en have mimed It
"Union l,iK,lllc."-l)euvor Post.
An ordinary piano contains a mile of
With the aid of a microphone you can
boar a tly walk.
Tlio largest enclosure of deer Is said
to lie (bo royal park In Copenhagen,
An ostrich which was lately dlsoete.l
In London hud In Its stomach u small
The rock of (itbraltar Iiiih four huge
reservoirs, capable of holding live mill
Ion gallons of water.
Now South Wales has llfleen tlioii-
Singular about that they do tho'.r sand miles of wlro netting as a fence
bookkeeping In their bead and can toll protection itKalust rabbits.
strangers like a Chinese lauiiilrymaii.
They never fulled to pick out the sol
diers who bad wronged them, nnd the
statement of one of them outweighed
n soldier's word.
"This caused the soldiers to almiuluii
the methods that they bad mlop.ul to
got oven with tho wily swindlers. Kor
a while the soldiers, or rather some of
them, worked off Confederate money
on the natives, but this graft mot with
a similar fate
The natives are ureal gamblers
Palms never live more than '.'.Ml
years. Ivy has boon known to live
l.'.o. chestnut SHO, oak l.iMK) and yew
Taking Inio consideration' the niinil o
nt ships that are mi sons and iiavign.
ble waters of the world It Is outturn:
ed Hint about I.TIID.OUO of the world's
population me constantly nlloat.
A philosophical stiitlsilclau calculates
that In the your MM them will bo I,-
7iK).(HS).ooo people who speak Hngllsli.
Mram Vatantlno Tolia How
lytlla E. Plnkham'a Voooto
bio OompounU Ourotl Hor.
Happiness will go out of your life
forever, my sister, If you bavo imr
of tho symptoms mentioned In Mr,
Valentino's letter, unless you nv
liromptly, Procure l.yilln li. Pink.
Iintu'a Vegetable Compound ut ,.
It Is absolutely sure to help you. Then
write, for ndvleo If thoru Is nnythliiif
about your easu you do not under
stnnd. You need not be. afraid to tell tlm
things you could not explain to tho
doctor your letter will bo seen only by
womim. All the persons who hi e prlv
nto letters nt Mrs. Pluldiam's Ijitborn
tory, at l,yun, Mass., are women. All
letters am confidential and iidvlco ubso
Hero In thu letter i " It U with
pleasure that I add my testimony to
yum imv, iiiii
Inir It II1IIV In-
ilnee others to
ftvull t b o in-
elves of thu
beuellt of your
Vogo t a b I o
felt very bad
ly,wiiHtorrlbly nervous, nnd
tired, bad strh
pmiwlug pain in stomach, pain In my
buck and right side, and so wetik I
could M-areely stand. I wns nut nbln
to do anything. Had shnrp pains all
through my Ixxly. lleforo I lind taken
linlf n bottle of your medicine, I found
myn'lf Improving. 1 continued Its um
until I bail taken four bottl.-s, mid felt
so well that I did not need to tiike any
more. I nin like a new person, anil
your medicine ahnll always bavu my
jirnlsc," Mas, W. P. Vai.kktjxk, Ut
Ferry Avenue, Camden, N..I.
SGOOO wl".1!0 PBltllUhUtfttmo.
, nll lm not ponulna.
Ksulm flnkham MoUlalna Om,
other woman, except my mother," I said,
"Do you think she will like me?" ask
ed Olivia, anxiously. '
"No; she must love you," I said, with
warmth; "and I, too, can be a more use
ful friend to you after my marriage than
I am now. I'erbaps then you will feel
free to place perfect confidence in us.
She smiled faintly, without speaking
a smile which said plainly she could keep
her own secret closely. It provoked me
to do a thing I had bad no intention of
doing, and which I regretted very much
afterward. I opened my pockctbook and
drew ont tne little slip of paper con
talning the advertisement.
"Head that." I said.
But I do not think she saw more than
the first line, for ber face went deadly
white, and her eyes turned upon me with
a wild, beseeching look as Tardif di
scribed it, the look of a creature hunted
nnd terrified. I thought she would have
fallen, and I put my arm round her. She
fastened both her hands about mine, and
her Hps moved, though I could not catch
a word she was saying.
"Olivia!" I cried, "Olivia! do you sup'
pose I could do anything to hurt you? Do
not be so frightened! Why, I am your
friend truly. I wish to heaven I had not
shown you the thing. Have more faith
in me, and more courage."
"But they will find me, and force me
away from here, she muttered.
"No," I said; "that advertisement was
printed In the Times directly after your
Hi gilt last October, iliey nave not found
you yet; and the longer you are hidden
the less likely tlfey are to find you. Good
heavens! what a fool I was to show It to
"Never mind," she answered, recover
ing herself a little, but still clinging to
my arm; "I was only frightened for the
time, iou would not give me up to them
If you knew all.
"Give you up to them!" I repeated bit
terly, "Am I a Judas?"
But she could not talk to me any more.
She was trembling like an aspen leaf,
and her breath came sobbingly. All I
could do was to take her home, blaming
myself for my cursed folly.
Tardif walked with us to the top of the
cliff, and made me a formal, congratu
latory speech before quitting us. When
he was gone, Captain Carey stood still
until he was quite out of hearing, and
then stretched cut his hand towards the
thatched roof, yellow with stonecrop aiJ
"This Is a serious business, Martin,"
he said, looking sternly at me; "you are
In love with that girl.
"I love her with all my heart nnd aoull '
The words startled me as I uttered
them. They had Involved In them so many
unpleasant consequences, so much cha
grin and bitterness as their practical re
sult, that I stood aghast even while my
pulses throbbed, and my heart beat high,
with the novel rapture of loving any
woman as I loved Olivia.
"Come, come, ray poor fellowl" said
Captain Carey, "we must see what can
It was neither a time nor a place fori
honor, my affection for Julia, the clalmi
she has upon me, the strongest claims
possible; how good and worthy she Is;
wnai an impossibility It is even to loo't
back now. I know It all, and feel how
miserably binding It Is upon me. Yet I
love uuvia; and I shall never love Julia."
A long, dreary', colorless, wretched life
sireicnea oeiore me. with Julia my In
separable companion, and Olivia ulto'
gether loit to me. Captain Carey and
Johanna, neither of whom had tasted the
sweets and bitters of marriage, luoUed
sorrowfully at me and shook their heads.
"You must tell Julia," said Johanna,
aiier a long pause.
"leu .lunar 1 eeuued. "I would not
tell her for worlds!"
"You must tell her," she repeated; "It
Is your clear duty. I know It will he
most painful to you both, but you have
no nsut to marry uer with this secret on
"I should be true to her," I interrupt-
cu Buuiuwuai augroy.
"What do you call being true, Martin
Dobree?" she asked", more calmly than
she had spoken before. "Is It being true
to a woman to let her believe yon choose
and love her above all other women, when
that Is absolutely false? No; you are too
honorable for that. I toll you it is your
piaiu ouiy io let J una know this, ami
know Jt nt once."
Nothing could move Johanna from that
position, and In my heart I recognized its
righteousness. She anrueil with mi. il.,.f
it was Julia's due to hear It from my-
sen. i Knew arterwards that she be
lieved the sight of her distress and firm
love for myself would dissipate the In
fatuation of my love for Olivia. But she
did not read Julia's character as well us
toy mother did.
Before she let me leave her I had
promised to have my confession and sub
sequent explanation with Julia all over
the following day; and to make this the
more Inevitable, she told me she should
drive Into St. Peter-port the next after
noon about five o'clock, when she should
expect to find this troublesome matter
settled, cither by a renewal of my affec
tion for my betrothed, or the suspension
of the betrothal. In the latter case she
promised to carry Julia home with her
until the first bitterness was over,
(To be continued.!
Wild Boars In Windsor Park.
It Is stnted that tho wild bonrs in
Windsor great park nro to bo shot, by
order of King Edward. The herd was
presented to Queen Victoria by tho
Prlnco of Wales during his tour In in.
dla. Tho animals havo largoly Increas
ed In numbers, and have had to bo kill
ed off periodically. They havo been n
considerable source of attraction to vis
itors, nut they are dangerous, nnd sov-
ornl people have narrowly escaped In-
When a brakeman has curly hnlr
his associates call him "Curly," But If
bo Is over six feet tall, however, they
alwuys call him "Shorty."
They will risk every cent they have on "'' ,'",t "',L' ""',r U"rnpemt language
cock lighting, which Is one of the prln " " l" ? ""iy ouu.uw.wu poo-
olpnl amusements. Their favorite M
game with cards Is nionte. a game Only one person In llfteen has ierfect
played with forty cards. Their two fa- eyes, the largo percentage of defective-
vorlle curds are the seven spot and the noss prevailing ntnoui; falr-lialrod poo-
calmyo, which lias a burse on It mi I pie. Short sight Is more common In
corresponds to our Jack. A native will wn than niiiong country folk, anil of
bet more on this card than on a li.n;. all people the Germmis have n larger
In spreading civilization wo lutrndu el proportion of hort-sl;titcd persons,
the royal game of craps nnd the na- The ten used In tlio household of.tlio
tlves took to Its But, they aro still n Chinese KmporoKIs raised In n prlvate
llttlo wnry nnd' wllltfiot stako 'iriore Bnrfen surrounded by a high wall. At
than n dime on the turn of tho dice. the tmo of ImrvestlmrTf tireutcki-
"Wo called the natives by all klnd omuL ivwi'r. ebiv-i-5 "Jint tintiuf Mir?
i ic 7 " : ------
ui iiui imuu-s ii mi 11117 rincuun uiuj tiiniu n iiny. nnd must nustniti rrom
on, "nigger."' IfinakCS n native' tight- cntlntr fish, lest their hrentli nhmilil
lug made to call him a nigger, nnd they
loathe a negro as they would a reptile.
The natives were all delighted when
bicycles were brought over. 1 wns on
the Island of Panuy when the wheel
wait Introduce!. Bicycles bavo Ihmi
the rage on the Island of Luzon for n
long time, and no other pleasure ve
hicle can be seen. But they are Just
Introducing thorn nt Pauay, mid we
had free circuses watching the natives
leiirn to ride. However, they soon mas
tered the art, mid you could not get a
bicycle unless you applied three days
In advance. Those fellows would
work for 10 cents n day and then spoil i
It all on bicycle riding at the rale of
'.W cents mi hour.
"The natives are very fond of Jewel
ry. A Filipino woman will work for
three months fur a ring or other glut
taint thu annua of tho tea.
At I-'ssex Conn., the other day n wnui
ptiiu belt owned by a descendant of
Herman tiarrctt, who was appoln ed
Governor over the lN-quols In KS.W
was sold for .l-ll. The relic Is com
posed of n string of shells formed Inti
a belt two mid one-half Inches wide
mid thirty-three Inches long.
The chilling dish Is mnong the most
ancient adjuncts to tho culinary depart
ment of all nations. It was In groat
demand at the grand feasts given by
the wealthy citizens In undent Itoiue.
Some of these dishes have recently
been found mining the ruins of
Pompeii. They are of e.xiilsltc work
The number of eggs laid by birds up
pear to lie related to the nhtimhiucc or
crack that pleases her.' Some of the rarity of the species. The wild pigeon,
women nro beautiful, but they are the
Spaniards or half-breeds, in tho Isl
and of I.ii.nii the soldiers could not
work up Illrtntlons with the ladles.
Those magazine stories having for
their theme tho lovo of a Filipino girl
for some thoughtless soldier are all
products of romantic Imgnluiitlon, If
a Filipino girl In Luzon allowed it sol
dier to make love to her her father
would likely kill her."
laying but two eggs, Is Ipllnltely more
abundant than certain hawks Inyo;
two or throe times as many. The rob
in, laying four or live eggs, Is far more
numerous than the bouse wren or
cblckndec, which lays from six to nine.
A RATTLESNAKE'S JOURNEY.
Arrlv.-M In Denver on n Union 1'nc flc
rattlesnake nearly four feet long,
bruised nnd dazed and chilled, but still
alive, rode Into Denver over tho Union
Paclllc this morning upon the sand
board In the middle of the rear truck
of baggage car No, 1,091.
Car Inspector T, J, Sodcn wns mak
ing his usual rounds, carelessly whist
ling a bit of a tunc. He en me to No.
1,091 and cast keen glances nt her run
ning gear, here and there tapping a
steel bar or adjusting a vnlvo. All wns
well. He passed to the rear truck and
stopped short, He rubbed his eyes with
the back of his hiud. Tho morning
was damp mid misty and he had rlseu
early. Perhaps bo was a bit sleepy, ho
thought. He looked again with eyes
Thero upon the low sandbonrd which
stretches across tho car from sldo to
side beneath the middle of tho truck,
was a rattler, feeble and hurt, but colled
Inspector Sodcn watched It silently
for n moment, and then, as if to reus-
sure himself, tossed a bit of gravel at
tho strango passenger. Instantly It
straightened Its tired body and shook
Us tall defiantly. There was no sound
of rattles, however. They had been
shattered and lost on the trip.
Tho. tralninon gathered round nnd ex
pressed thrrfr opinions about tho man-
nor In which tho rattler attained his
position on the sandboard, Nearly nil
of them are confident that tho snake
AN INDIANA 01 KL IN PARIS
'Miss Ivtbel (iowdy the clever dmigh
tor of Colonel "Jack" Gowdy, United
States Consul General In Paris, Is re-
cijvlug a great deal of attention. She
defended American girls from the on-
Ilunko Bill Hello, uncle, haven't wo
Iteiibon Ornngor Guoss wo bnve It
was down In Hardscnipple, when you
wero solllii' tho farmers thorn IS
churns nnd every citssoil contract
turned up tor bo a $300 note. I met
you with six citizens and a rope.
Bill Aw, here, now, let mo down
Houb Dli tli nt onct nnd too quick.
Out of Place.
"Back!" shouted tho hero, "Your
presence hero Is only perfunctory.
You nro doing nothing whatever to nil
vnnco tho action of tho story."
With a muttered curse tho villain
shrank back Into tho chapter In whlcn
tho murder takes place, nnd thp story
P.roP'onibo , rCjirixlpnallJliies
Pr'.'BCrlbd tfyiif bostWdin ncfitlcs.
Enforcing the Law.
"Toko tlmt dog off tho street, or
I'll run you In," ordered tho conscien
"But why?" askod tho mnn with tho
dog. "Ho has a llconso on."
"Tbri's nil right ns far as It goos;;
but that's a spitz dog, and wo havo
strict ordorH to enforce tho nntl-ox-poetoratlon
MISS I'.TIIM, fiowur.
slatigbt of M. Kdotiard Beatite, tho lec
turer, who said they wero too pushing.
walked In advance of their mothers, led
them In conversation and were physi
cally too strong for womnnlliiess. Miss
Gowdy Is nlso being looked to by tho
intellectual or Paris to-establish a lit-
crary nnd urtlstlc salon when that of
Mine. Adam ceases to exist.
Coil of Railway Mall Car.
A modern railway mall car, equip
ped with he latest contrivances, such
ns vestibules, automatic couplers, air
brakes, et, touts between $15,000 nnd
$0,000. Tho aovornmont pays for tho
use of railway mall cars nt tho rnte
of $40 a year for a GO-font car por
track mllo, and $50 por year por track
mile for a CO foot car.
Their limy Dv
"Who," Hhouted tho Impassioned or
ator, "who among us has any cnuso to
bo happier than his nolgbbor on this
glorious day of tho nations' birth?"
A man with bin head bandaged and
both arms In a Bllng aroso In tho ronr
of tho Iin.11 nnd oxclalmod:
"Tho doctors!" Ilnltlmoro Ameri
can. The Commercial Instinct.
Momma Tommy, do stop that
nolso. If you'll only ho good, I'll glvo
yon n penny.
Tommy No! I want n nlckol.
Mamma Why, you llttlo rascal, you
wore nulto satisfied to bo good voa-
tordny for a penny.
Tommy I know, but thnt was u bar
Not Ready Yet!
"You promlsod novor to scold mo,'
said tho wlfo of n wools reproachfully.
"Hut I haven't," insisted Mr. Young,
"No, but I can boo that you'ro Just
aching to," continued tho dlsploasod
young thing. Yonkors Hornld.
Mrs. BJonklns Thoy nro going to
havo another rummngo salo noxt wools.
Mr. BJonklns Good I J wish you'd
sond down that rocking chair In tho
sitting-room that I always tuniblo ovor
whop I como In Into at night. Soinor
Rvery boy whoso father sells caudles
must wish that bis mother sold thciu
Clara (aftor a (Iff) I prosumo you
would lllto your ring back? .
Goorgo Novor mind; koop It. No.
othor girl I know would uso that ring
unless Bho woro It on hor thumb.
Now York Wcoltly.
Horo tho Soa Sorpont rallied tho
Mormnld upon hor notorious non-or-
"Ho who llvos In a glass houso
should not throw stonos!" rotortod tho
Mormnld, with spirit.
Tho laugh was against tho Son Sor
pont, howbolfho loudly protostod that
ho resided for tho most part olthor In
wood or Doulton. wnro, or oomothlng
of that sort, nnd but Boldorn In glass.