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Mm. Clayton wna atlll n rlrh woman,
nllliiiiidi did not, of coure, ncn
more tlinn it ( I 1 1 of her huabunira in
( OHIO. H l II I . Umi wn enough In lilvc lnT
every luxury Hint alio liml been iiceua
turned in, mi. I in keep Iiit Hi n manner
In'lltllng Iter million. Hha could not pre
ti'iiil nny ili i n aorruw for the la of n
inn II who liml been cruel, nciileetfid n ml
almost lirntiil In Iiit; lull Urn lime "lie
Illlil litrn absent from li 1 ill liml III II menu
lire Miflcucil I he lmr.lilie.il of lli prcvl'
OM4 memories, ninl I lie anil '"I" which
liml overtaken lilin fnrbndp In her forglv
tnit lienri the niutry remembrance of nil
"Perhnps, mini," alio snld, In n low, re
gretful voice, "If I hnit been tnori) for
bearing ami leu provoking tu him liu
llllltllt Iihvu lieell different nil I lie lime."
I .ml Miirlim looked up frmn lier liouk.
"Il Is always rliiht. dear, In think klli.l
ly of people who lire gone, mul I should
feel It wrong to apeak ngnlnst Frnhrls
Clayton iinir; hut I i-nunot hrlp tlilukliiK
Hint tin amount of goodness or gentleness
colli. I Into imirlie.l a heart so lilttrr mnl
cynical tin hla."
Mm. Mnxwell ili-rllneil nlnlutcly to be
prr.rlil at Winifred' wedding. An alio
wns utterly Indifferent now to tin- fnor
or il(fn vr of her relation", aim illil not
trnillile to imike miy excuse, hut content
eil her. elf with saying .lie Jlld not frrl
Inclined to l.f our of thn party.
"I alwaya disliked ihn girl, an.l thought
her Intriguante," he wrote In her moth
er. "It woiihl tw n ierfeel farce for me
to tw prracnt at her nmrrlatro. I hav
not the leant aytupatliy with lirr auccras,
althiMlilh I nilmlt alio haa played her
The wedding waa lump the Ipm happy
or magnificent (or Mra, MaiHell'i ab-pni-e;
everyone pronoiinrpil It a very
splendid affair; ninl thl lime the sylupn
thlpa of all were enll.tp.l fur tlir- lirliln
ami bridegroom were Ixilli younit ami
handanine anil happy. Mr llowaril carp
Wlnlfrpil away, anil hrr husband rccclv
l hrr with Infinite, gladupaa ami linilcr
neaa. All Ihn fur inert ami vlllagcra came
ruiinil to aee Mlaa (lyre, "that thpy hail
known from a rhlhl," married.
At llaicdl Court there were great fea
tlrlllea; illnnrra for all the tpiianla. ami
gamra ami tlrnwnrka In the evening, anil
a real military loin. I from Iin.luii.
Captain l Marehant waa lveat man. of
course; Aila Fordycn chief hrhleanialil,
nml Uir.l llarohl Hrskliic waa nhli. to be
pre.ent without suffering any panes of
Jealousy. II waa to I mi lnarrle.1 hlm.elf
In a month'a time. Mnilauip tie Mnnto
lieu hail actually heeu per.ua. I.-.I to t
pre.ent at tli v wi-.l.llnir.
"When we come hack you will alwaya
lire with ua, dear mailaiiip," Wltilfrvd
"Not yet, my lotp," Hip odd lady' an-
awercil. "Young people aic heat hy them-arlrt-a
at flrat. I ahall aak l.aily (I rare
to keep mo a little longer: ami then. If In
all montha or a ycar'a tlmp you carp to
have Inc. I ahall rejoice to come tu you."
The aprlnir hail cniup rouml aicnln. anil
Mr. ami Mra. Ilaatlng-a wrrc at llaaell
'ourt. Mra. Clayton wna atnylng with
them. Slip waa hpraclf again now not
en hrlght ami apnrkllng, perhapa, aa III
Hip oM ilaya, Imt very awcet and cihhI
Hhp and Winifred were altllng togfther
In the green morning room na the twilight
waa coming on.
"I think the old Court la dccldrdly Im-
nrorpd uy thn prraencp of n inl.tre...
aald Mra. Clayton prnaently. "I alwnya
thought It charming now It la perfect. '
Winifred laughed a nliort, happy laugh
"Oh, do you really think an? It aecina
to me the plncp ought to bnvp a much
grander inl.tre.. thnn I, l aney n girl
lirouglit up to n almple country ifv com
lug to audi atalp and grandeur! I feel
ii. If I ought to he like l.mly llurlelgh
on. I. Inatend of making in) self o thor
oughly at home, to pliu- nway nnd dl
"It la a good thing Krrol ia not hern
to hear you, or !in would hp very angry
nt your aaylng nitch fooll.h thlnga. If
crer anjnne waa horn with n thorough
appreciation of Hip poiupa nml rnulllea of
the world, It la you, I think. It makca
inn Inugli when I reuieiuher how you u.i-.l
to prench to mo about lovp In n coltnge,
nml mnrrylng the man you lorcd If lie
lind not a .hilling.
"And ao I would hnro married Ilrrol If
lie hail been aa poor aa "
"Ho llinnUf ill. ma hello, that your Iovp
waa not put to audi n tcrrlhlp teat."
Theic wna alienee for n few momenta,
nnd thin Mra. Clayton apokp again, with
n voice that betrayed noma agitation;
"Winifred, did you over know how
iiindi I cured for Col. d'Agullar?"
"I know ho cored n grcut deal for you,
"And you thought became I could not
innku up my mind to alinrp poverty with
Mm, tli ii t I did not lovp him?"
"Nny, l'"ci', I would not any that."
"Well, th " cried Mra. Clayton, lm-
pctuoualy, "I tell you I loved him both
before nnd nfter I married Knincla Clay
ton better nfter, iierhapn, thnn before.
1 may na well coufeaa the whole; I nni
not nfrnld of your repenting It. When I
wna ho mlaeriililtf wp met again in Lon
don, mid It hccuiciI my only comfort to
get hi nynipntliy for my trouble. At
hint wo purled, with tliu Intention of not
meeting ngiilli. I have, never acen or heard
of him since. I call guea why ho keeps
"You think ha docs not llko to neck
yaw hccamio you are rich aa well aa
free?" Winifred auggeated.
Mra. Clnytoii bent her head,
"And I want you to do noinethlng for
me," aha aahl, nfter a pause,
"To auk him hero, dnrllngl" salt Wini
"Yea," niuwereil Pee, almply,
"NitoI alinll wrlto to him nt onco. I
lainw he like lilni. I aupposo lio la lu
"I aliould think no," mul Mrs, Clayton
roe aluwly nnd left the mom,
I'l-caeiitly Mr. Hnntlnga enmo In,
"Ilrrol!" aahl hla wife,
"Yea, my pet."
"I want you to write lit once and In
vile Col. d'Agullar to come nml atny."
"Do you, ilenr why V"
"Never mlml. You nro not to nk nny
iUCitlous, I cannot tell yqu tlio reiuoui
nt all event, not now."
He went up mid kissed her.
"You seem In linvo nil eijual opinion of
your husbuud'a powern of divination and
discretion," ho said, luugliliiB,
"Well, Kirol, hut will you?" pleaded
"Of course, I will do anything you
llkp," ho nnswercd, "It Is too lata to
wrlto to-ulght." j
NLY A FARMER'S
MRS. FOR IMS TltR,-
"Not If you send thn letter over to f lot
"Winn! la It ao Important n nil thntT'
"en, dnrllni," alio nnnwereil raiixlnilr.
Iiuahliiif lit in Into' n chnlr, nml bringing
the writing innlcrlnl to him.
"Very well. Ill 1 1,, lyrnnl. Hut whern
la hp I- what la III. nddrcss?"
"(J. I.rrol. I can't tell you," cried Wlnl
rre.i, lookliitf lilnuk. "Ho ion not know?
"I ilou't, IiiiIi-piI. I li.'lleve lilt rciilinent
una left lloiiiialow."
"Will, cannot you acini It to hla ctuh?"
"Yea, I ran iln tlint; hut you aeeme.1 In
Hill n lerilhln hurry, mnl If liu ia not In
town, thn chiinica arc he mny Hot Bet It
for ilaya. I'erhapa pep known."
"Now, Krrol, how aliouM alio?"
"I ilou't know, ilnrtliiK, I nltvnya
th'iiiElit they were audi great frlcmla,
"Why, Ihey hnvc not met for imiiilht
"I'crlmpa they inlitht not llkp to meet,
then." aahl Mr. Iln.tllli;.. InokliiK up at
tviniireii, mm a 1 1 1 1 1 1 ii if n utile tniillcloui
"Mail you not belter con. tilt IVp flrat?'
nml then Wlnlfre.l fairly Innitlieil, hut
would not he Imlueiil to any miyllilux
inorp on Hip aulijpet. IIowput, the let
ter wna iluly written nml aent, ami In
three ilnya' lllne the an. wit nrrlvpil. Col.
rAKtillar wiiulil harp much plenaiirp In
pen. Unit a fpw ilaya at Hip Court, anil
Mr. Ilaattuica mlitlit cipect him the fol
hen the Colonel came there waa an
pnibarrnaainrnt In hla nm liner towarda
Mra. Clayton; hp waa gravp. kind and
rourteoila, aa though there had Im-co no
mure than an ordinary frlen.l.hlp he
tween them, lie wna rraulved not to
apeak a tingle word of lore to her. lie
felt her wealth to Ihi a barrier between
IhiMii. and could not bear to any what
wna In hla heart for her, for fear
any doubt uf hla great lorn ahoillil come
between them for fear any baap thought
aliould creep in and aep a sordid drslro
lu Hip renewal of hla paaaion for her.
The laat few montha had been rerr
pn Infill to him. hen be heard of I ran
rla Claytun'a aiidden death, a feeling that
hp wna aahatned of camp oier him. lie
waa not glad, not actually clad-liny, he
fell a kind of pity for the man who bad
been cut off In Hip prime of hi. life, aelf-
Jli and III apeiit though It had Ihm-ii: but
hp could not forget that rep waa frep.
Hp felt that she mint be tin- first to hold
communication with him. Would she do
ao? Did "he alill earn for him. nnd hnd
he believed truly in the Ulnellliluii-..
of hla renunciation of her?
Mra. Haatlnga waa by no ineana aatla-
fie.l niih the prngresa of the affairs. In
alead of the flrat natural reserve between
Col. d'Agullar and her friend being dlasi
paled It aii'ined to grow stronger each
lay. Ihey avoided, alHirp all thlnga, be
ing left ah. lie tugetlirr. Winifred want
ed to help them: aha felt certain they car
ed for ench other, and, bealdea, women
In the first llu.li of a happy marriagu ar
always lureteralp match makera.
"Krrol," aald his wifp one day at lunch
"I want tu )rlve you over to the Minor
this afternoon. I am going to see grand
papa, and he haa grown ao fond of you
hn never likes too to go without you."
"You forget, dear," replied .Nfr. Hast
ings, "we cutinot b so uncourteous as to
leave our gueata."
"How stupid and provoking men are!'
Winifred thought, pettishly. She look
ed up at Cul. d Agullar pleadingly.
"You will excuse him, will ou not?'
"I was Intending to nsk permission to
ride over and call on Lord l.anclng this
afternoon." ho answered, fabricating a
pollto Action for the occasion.
"And I have a headache nnd do not
care to go out," aald Mrs. Clayton.
"Then we shall go orer to tlio Manor
ns you wish, Wlnlfreil. Have you order
ed the ponies'"
"No, picnic ring the bell, nnd nay 3
"I urn Just going round to the atnbles.
Will you come. d'Agullar? Whnt will
you ride this afternoon?" and thu two
gentlemen went off together.
"rec, said Winifred, suddenly, "you
ami Col. d'Agullar aiu very provoking."
You arc so strange and distant to each
other. Why do you not let him see you
care for hliu?"
"I do not think he care for me any
longer," Mra. Clayton answered, despond-
"How can you be ao blind. I Ye? You
mint know what ha feels. Is It not quite
natural that ho should hesitate to remind
you of tho past now that you nro rich?"
'Hut, Winifred, a woman cannot speak
'Of course you ennuot nsk him to mar
ry you, but you cnti let him see that you
nro nut utterly Indifferent to him,"
Mra. Clayton inndo no answer.
"It is so tlresomo of him to go out,"
continued Winifred, presently.
And defeat your intentions, little
match milker," added I'ce, looking up
When l.rrol and bis wife hnd started
Mrs. Clayton took her book to the green
room nlid begun to rend. Col. d'Agullar
came to fetch n letter he hnd written In
the' morning. A midden thught crossed
Kee n mind t tin t scut tho blood rushing
over neck mid brow nml mndo her heart
bent In great throbs.
"Col. d'Agnllur," she nld, with n voice
almost Inarticulate with nervousness,
"Yea, Mra. Clayton."
"Aro you really going out?"
"I am just Blurting for llolton."
"Won't you ntny with me? 1 'ahall be
so dull nil alone."
Ho liesltnted for n nionieiit.
"If you really wish It I will."
"Of courso I wish It or I should not
nsk," I'Yo responded, a llttlo petulantly.
' I lien I win go nnd send tho groom
hack to tho stables." And ho left tho
Mra. Clayton was excessively iinensv lu
her mind. She could not form tho least
resolve whnt alio should say to him when
You will not llinnk tup for spoiling
jour ride," wcro her lirst words to him.
I would much rallier bo here. I only
proposed riding to llolton becnuso 1
thought Mrs. Hastings was anxious for
her husband's company."
"Aro they not devoted? sighed t'eo.
I never saw ntnnti fonder of a wouiun.
I do bcllevo ho fancies there Is Ho one
like her so graceful, bo unliable, so
That Is na It should he. Is it not?"
naked Col. d'Agiillur, smiling,
Of course, lie Intends her to mnko
quite mi Impression this season. Ho has
taken a mansion for three months aud uu
opern hof, ind I know ,er to
Imvn her haiidaonieal cnrrlnki. and horaea
In London. I''nney a woman linrliignll
thht nlul n linml.omn hn.bati.l whom aha
lovea beside)' And tlier wcro tears in
lira. ('1iylon'a Mrs.
"Hhp .la very awcet mannered, I think
she deserves her liiipplneaa."
"I am sure .he doea," responded Mra.
Clayton, warmly. "Hhe would have mar
ried him Juat the an mi. If he bad hern
poor. Hlie was not llko me, Col. d Agul
lar." "You forget how differently you wera
brought up." ho exclnlmad, eager to de
fend her from any Imputation, even
llniilgb II came from her own lips. "I'or
erty would hare been n terrible hard. hip
to you. Hho hail been used nil your life to
"Il la very gpiieron In you to excuan
tny selllahneaa." IVp anld, softly, "allien
you surfered by It. Did Jnn stirrer?" she
asked, wllh n quick alteration of mood.
"Ilnrdly," she ndded, with the slightest
HllKii of blltertieaa. "or you would not
knve been so ready to give Inn up."
It wna Oil. d'Agullar' turn to feel hurt
and hitler now.
"I believe women never give men credit
for real iinselll.hnc.a." hp said. "A wom
an ha more faith In tlio pnsalon that
McrluYra than In thn lore that spares
"Col. d'Agiillnr," snbl Mrs. Clayton,
wllh bright tears standing In her eyes, "I
would give the world to know If you left
uic because you really laied me."
"My love could have little worth for
you." he answered, sadly, "If n doubt
of my motlvtt could have found room In
There cmne then n long alienee between
them, nml both looked atrnlght nway
from each other, as though they feared
the next words that might be spoken. At
Inst Mrs. Clayton turned her face townrd
thn man, whom she loved nml esteemed
mom now thnn she had ever dono In her
"Ivors," aim aald, in a low voice, that
trembled from the deep iiniler-current of
rmritlon "Ivora, do you not know how
hard It Is for a woman to ask for a man's
Hp turned quickly toward her.
"My darling! do you think It neceasary
to aak for whnt 1 ham given you, wholly
and entirely, from the tlmp I first saw
you? Do I need to tell yon that I lorn
you heart and aoul, and that I can never
cease to care for the little fairy who first
bewitched tnu until the day I illo?"
THEIR RULES OF HEALTH.
Air, Hmialiliie nml filet DUcusaed lij
Mine. Ileriilmnlt nml Hliiuem.
Mine. Paul's declaration Hint ulie has
nlwnya kept Hie window of her room
opcti nt night mul day. In order that
tlio u Ir might Ik- fresh nml Hint she nt
tribute her good health to this prac
tice, lm lirouglit out nn answer from
Hnrali Hcrnlinrilt. who huil iiilie a dif
ferent experience, nml yet enjoys audi
health Hint her remarks on tlio subject
are worthy of attention.
itf way of life la exnctly the oppo
site of Mine, rati IV the Krench ac
tress sab), "for she demands nlr while
I live iilwnyii shut lu.
"I drive In n closed carriage to the
theater. Kiithualnsui keeps mo nllvo
nnd well. The fatigue of the theater
delights Instead of weakening me.
"I go tu bed at a o'clock In the morn
ing nnd get up nt t o'clock. 1 nm for 13
hour In the thriller without the fresh
air or the daylight At Hello Isle, lu
the summer. I nm continually lu the
open nlr. for even when I nm In the
house the windows are wide open."
Mot of the other celebrated women
questioned about their dally regimen
emphnslze the Importance of fresh air.
Jane Hading found her greatest recro-
ntlou In resting nt her Ncullly villa and
Yvctle Ottllbcrt. who has been nn In
valid for three yearn, and Is, therefore,
less of an authority on tho subject
than some of the others, recommend
bathing nn the bent mean of keeping
In Mtreugtli nnd health.
"Water, water, water." wna her con
tribution to the symposium. "I prize
nothing ru much n the warm tin tli In
getting nil nnd going to bed. I drink
only water, utiles a bo nn occasional
glass of milk.
"I sleep 10 hours and go to bed Im
mediately on tny return from the then
tor, without stopping to take supper.
The stupid pn.'t of the whole thing I
that. In spite uf all these rules, I look
moru than 1", lint even If they don't
protect one against the ravages of the
years, they nre at least worth trying."
Jean ile itcszke s usual mode of life
resembles Mine. Harnhardt's more than
Adellnn rnttls. as he tiirelygops out
of tho house, except when he Bteps Into
n tightly closed cub. He uxervlses In
his apartments to keep his muscle
linril, and In this way manages to con
trol his figure nnd help himself from
growing too bulky.
Hut when ho goes to Poland In tho
summer his wny of life Is quite differ
ent. He is rarely Indoors.
Ho divides his time between his sta
bles mid Ills piano, which he has placed
on n piazza In the summer, so that ho
may play and yet be In the open nlr.
In the evening It Is moved Into the
music room, us the tenor Is too pru
lent to sing In Hie open nlr.
Mill I.climnuu attributes her Duo
physical condition anil great ability for
work tn her il I most complete iibstlu-
nee from nieat. She eats llsli. vege
tables mid eggs.
Her supper nfter an operatic per-
fofiimnco or conceit consists regularly
of on egg. nn apple mid two slices of
bread. Her other meals nro almost ns
frugal. New York Sun.
Iiiltiieiioo ot l'o (l.
"What do you think of tho theory
Hint food has a potent lutlueiice In de
termining character? usked Mr.
Snilthtleld, ns be put three lumps of
ugar In liH collec.
I guess Its all right, replied Mr.
Wood, as he Bevered a portion of his
bei'l'stoiil; "It nlwuys m'oiiis n little
cannibalistic to tue when you order
"Well." retorted Mr. Smltlillebl. good
hmiiorcilly, " louglit to have known It
was dangerous to lend you money niter
1 discovered your fondness ror beets
Hut, seriously, If there were niiylblng
Irt tlio theory, wouldn't It make u inuii
sheepish to eat mutton?"
"It would, mid prl.o fighters ought
to restrict themselves to a diet of
scraps." iMttHliurg Ouzcttc.
Huh u Tliluk Hide,
Tho bblo of the ulppupotnmua lu
somo parts is fully two Inches thick.
Hossuet was tho most gifted orator
thu llomnu Church over produced.
' flllMOJt OP Til K WKKIC
11 UillUJV UX' i ilij U LlLllV
STORIES TOLD DY FUNMY MEN
OF THE 1'HEbO.
Odd, Clirloua find I.unuliahla f'hnaea
lit Itumall Nnlnra (iraplllcnllr I'or
trvyed by l.iiiloeut Wont Artlnta of
Our Own layA lludicat of Iuu.
"Here's; nn nrrotint lit r woman who
Votiiiilltti'il sillclilii becnur her him
Imii't liml died," no Id (Irowella. na he
glRiiceil up from bin impcr. "Wlmt do
you think nt that?"
"I think," nnsweriil Mr. O., "Hint
hp mnrrlnl the otio mini In about
rinmsthlnic III n Nnme,
Mlsn Dnshflwity -It wit viry good
of you Ui nam your automobile after
me. Hy tlio way, what I It llko?
Mr. Cashlelgh Well, It Isn't n thltiK
of beauty, but It's tlio fnntiKt bunch of
wheel that over rami down thu boule
vard. Or eric Meet. Orrek,
Merclmlit Your refiTenccn neem to
lie nil right, nnd If yon can put tip
(I.OoO ciisli serially you can have the
Appirtnnl Tlmnk you, sir. Hut
whnt nocurlty can you put up for my
rrom lln-t to Worae,
ratlin! The bent In no oppressive.
doctor, that I almost feel Inclined to
Doctor Tut, tut! Thnt will never
do. What you jieetl I a change of
I'ualilntr lllm Alonir.
"Would you mind pinning a flower In
tny coat when I go?" naked young
"Certainly not." replied Miss Wear-
yun. "It wJH afford tne plcaaure to do
It at once."
A Mn of Ilia WM.
Mr Nokoyni I'd give you the mou-
Ly for Iu.w jat next week
Jlrs. Nokoyne -Hut that' what you
aid last week.
Mr. Nokoyne Yes, and I'm likely
to say the nnme thing next week, too.
I'm not the kind of a man who any
one thing one week and another thing
the next week.
An Optn Fecret.
The reason for embracing
We need not seek afar;
Men love to hug deluslons
And girls delusion are.
"Pay, mamma," queried little Mary
Ellen, "what's a dead letter?"
"Any letter that I given to your
father to mall, my dear," replltd the
Gom1 Re.ian for Hla Panchnnt.
Hlckn Henpeck Is very fond of en
((rtalnlng, lan't he?
Wlcks Yea: hi wife Is always
pleasant to him when there's com
pany lu the bouse. Philadelphia
Ilia Herniation In Peril.
Tcsa He' a gay Lothario. lie tries
U) flirt with all tho pretty girl In our
Jess I've seen him trying to flirt
with you, too. Philadelphia Press.
This .Mr. Wlng-Wung of HungChow
Walked out with his little bow-wow.
"How nicely!" he snld,
"A dog mny be led,.
Provided you only know howl"
The Wny Out of It.
She He can't bear to have girls got
nlicntl of him.
IIi Then why doesn't he stop run
ning after them? Harvard Lampoon.
Jlnrcd to Dentil,
Tcs Clrnclous! You'ro ns cross ns
two sticks this morning.
Jess No wonder. That's what I had
calling on mo Inst night.
Jess Two sticks. Phlla. Press.
1 oor lloyl
"Your new brother Is the eleventh
child tn the family, 1 he not?" usked
"Yes, ma'am," said the little glrL
"Have you named him yet?"
"I think we're going to namo him
Jerusnlem. That's whnt papa called
him when he was born." Chicago Tri
bune. Itecoverlmr l'Votu the Delusion
Ilouudlclgli Towne Do you bellovo
111 art for nrt's sake?
Cashlelgh Splash I had to for n
while, but I'm getting orders now nil
right. New York Sun.
Then Ho Went.
'Will you thlnts of ino when I'm
gone?" asked tho lovclorji youth, who
scorned unahlo to tear himself from
On the Auto, of Course,
"I ran across old Hopkins In Boston
"No; fatally," Harvard Lampoon.
i n nr-wj-ii nirninini
Mail Hnpport tha Vmllr
Dlnnlr "Iiok hyar, Ham, we done
I bin tnnrrled fo' or live, ilaya now; donn'
yo' reckon yo' hcttnli go out an' look
fo' aomn wuck?" Hnm: "Ncbnli mind
'bout dnt ylt. I'll find some wuck fo'
yo" time 'nougli. Imt I donn" want yo'
ter t'lnk oh waahlti' an' Iron In' till de
liotinymi.ofi am past." Philadelphia
Why Hh. l.aiiRtmt.
"llrldgct," raid .Mra. Hyflyte. "your
ldy friend mustn't stay so late here
after. Her uproarlotia laughter woko
me up nt 1 o'rlo-ck this morning."
"Yla, mum. I wna tellln' her about
how you tried to make cake wan day."
Had tn (Ut Well ftonaetlmta.
.Martha I meant to come to see you
while you wero sick, Mary.
Mary Well, I couldn't slay nick all
summer to oblige you. Detroit Free
A Natural Uueatlon.
Mrs. Ilenpeck My! my! What an
awful catastrophe happened to young
Mr. II. (absently) Eh? Whom did
Had Mothlnar to (how,
"Bay, doctor, what'a that Inst 13
Item In your bill for?"
"Iet me see. Oh, yea. I gar 70a
a thorough examination on that y.
Don't you remember?"
"Bure. I remember. Hut do you ap
pose I am going to pay you for that
when you took up an hour of my time
and then could not find anything 6ti
matter with me at all?" Buffalo Ex
One W.allhr Invalid.
"How much I he -worth?"
"And how doe he enjoy life?"
"Well, thff doctor say that If he's
very careful with himself he'll bo able
to sit up and make hi Trill one of
theto days!" Atlanta Constitution.
The Wr to Civil Pervlcn.
Tlte There's only one way to get
Jcnka How's that?
Tlte Why, make the tip a big one.
Pennsylvania Punch Bowl.
TIrcdout Walker You seem bo nerv
ous, Willie, what' the matter?
Willie Weariness I've been Insulted.
That man back there said I was work
ing for him, mind you, he said "work
ing." He Had a Great Nimf.
Miss De Style By the way, count.
It Is very awkward, but I do not know
Itusslau Count Vould you like to
"Den, If you haf ten minutes to
pare sit down and I Till tell It to
you." London Tlt-Btts.
"You should sleep on right side, mad
am." "I really can't do It, doctor; my hus
band talks lu his sleep, and I can't
hear n thing with my left ear." Town
Couldn't Trust Himself.
IJleeker Hut If you and your wlfo
are not congenial why don't you get a
Meeker Because I'm afraid,
lllcekcr What are you afraid of?
Meeker I'm afraid I might bo fool
enough to marry again.
A Maidenly Amenity
Tho spinster showed her visitor a
beautiful hand-made lace collar and
said proudly: "This Is over fifty years
"It Is beautiful," purred tho girl.
"Did jou make It, dear?" New York
Our Greatest Frontier Judge.
A man who sentenced 172 criminals
to death, SS of whom were hanged;
an upright Judge, holding sway for
twenty-ono years over 74,000 square
miles of the most lawless territory In
tho United States; a stern, Just Judge,
whose name became a terror to evil
doers; n very kindly, sympathetic gen
tleman and public-spirited citizen
few characters have been developed
in our West who have played n more
striking role than Isaac C. Parker,
United Stntes District Judge for tho
Western District of Arkansas from
May, 1875. to September, 1S00. Los
He's Popular Monthly.
lleonuse of Principle.
Tho Hov. Frank Bachelor, of tho
South Congregational Church, Hock
anum, Conn., has resigned his pas
torato because leading members of his
Hock refuse to abandon the culture of
Chlneso lonr Heat.
Chinese Urcmen seem to be Immune
to the fierce boat of the flreroom on
ocean steamers, and stand up to tem
perature that would prostrate white
i HTiwtHTittTHniii nniiiH mfnnfiinmin
rt ii ATi; everyuiing in ion worm,
II assorted the girl, nweeplngiy ami
defiantly, "everything nnd every
body except, of course, you. Aunt
"Kitty, dear, don't talk so wickedly,"
replied a voice so fii-blc nnd tired,
though sweet, thnt there was no need
to' be told Aunt Hester wns 111.
"It's ipilte true," repeated Kitty; "I
do hate everything. I hate never hnv
Ing any money and living In these two
poky little rooms, and not being nble
to take you abrond, which the doctor
ays would Very likely make you well
again, nnd having to slave day after
day teaching tliise horrid children
who never seem to lenrn nnythlng. I
loathe It nil! I can't help not being
patient like you, Auntie, nnd if It is
wicked to hate things, why then I
must be wicked!"
The girl stopped, completely out of
breath, and the elder woman sighed
but said nothing. She knew how hard
the poverty of their lives was to the
pretty girl of eighteen, who bad
youth's natural desire for pbasure and
pretty things. She understood how Irk
some It was to Kitty to tench three
dull children for live hours dally for
the munlllcent sum of 14 a year,
which money, with the addition of a
very small annuity of hers, waa all
they had to live on. She knew, too,
better than hor niece, better even than
the doctor, that so far as she was con
cerned. It would soon be over; that
not even the visit to Switzerland, so
easily advised, ao Impossible to ob
tain, would make very much differ
ence or very materially lengthen the
days before Kitty would be left to
fight the battle of life alone.
"Only 10," she went on bitterly. "I
have worked It all out. For 50 we
could both go to Lausanne for ten
weeks. You know that pension where
Llzble stayed; they would take the
two of us for 3 a week; that would
leave plenty for the Journey. Fifty
pounds! less .than heaps of women
spend on one dress! I call It hateful
horrible unfair. Why should we have
nothing and others so much?"
She made for the park, and aa she
was walking along one of Its most de
serted paths her foot knocked against
a stone, which she kicked Impatiently
away. The softness of the stone
struck her, and she looked down to
And she was kicking a purse. She
picked It up and examined It carefully.
It was nearly new, of green leather,
curiously worked with black, and the
monogram, "A. K." stamped In gold
In one corner.
"It Is so light there can be nothing
In It," she said to herself, and opened
It. A shilling and four pennies fell
Into her hand, and then some pieces of
folded paper, live Bank of England
notes for 10 each. There was no one
near. Kitty's bead swam, her eyes
grew misty, she. ftlt sick and faint aa
the temptation unfolded Itself to her.
Here was the exact sum needed to re
store Aunt Hester to health: there was
no name In' the purse, no clew to the
owner; surely, since It had come to her
at that moment when she so much
needed 50, It must have been sent by
Providence. Surely It would bo only
right for her to keep It. Thus she rea
soned, knowing the weakness of ber
arguments, realizing, but refusing to
consider, that she contemplated com
mlttlng a theft. And after the theft.
lies would be necessary, for If Aunt
Hester bad the faintest Idea of how
the money was obtained, she would
certainly refuse to even touch It, and
would Insist on making every effort to
find Its owner.
If Miss Ormond had not been the
most simple-minded nnd unsuspecting
of women she would never have be
lieved that Mrs. Harper, the by no
means rich mother of ber niece's pu
pils, would give her a present of 50,
for this was the very feeble He by
which Kitty accounted for her posses
elon of the money. Miss Ormond was
anxious to write and thank the lady,
but- Kitty averred that Mrs. Harper
had made a condition she should re
ceive no thanks for her gift and Miss
Ormond, Into whose guileless mind no
shadow of suspicion entered, obeyed,
tuougn a lime unwuungiy. "Much a
magnificent, such a princely gift,'
she kept on murmuring gently, "It
seems rude and ungrateful for mo not
to thank her, but of course we must
do as she wishes. I hope, Kitty, you
said how deeply grateful we both
A week later and the dingy lodgings
wcro left and aunt and niece started
for Switzerland. Aunt Hester bore the
Journey very well, and they were soou
Installed In a comfortable pension
overlooking the azure waters of Lake
Leman, on the other side of which In
suow-clad majesty the peaked Alps
Then suddenly one day when they
had been In Lattsnune for six weeks,
nnd Kitty congratulated herself that
her aunt was so much better she had
not slnued In vain, the end came. Aunt
Hester returned from a walk, felt
tired, and went to He down. In two
hours the suave little Swiss doctor
was assuring the almost frantic Kitty
that nothing could save Miss Ormond.
"If all your famous London doctors
had been here, Mademoiselle', they
could have dono nothing. Her henrt
failed suddenly. I sympathize much
Mrs. Allen, the lady with whom she
lived, wns so sorry for the lonely girl
that slio always nsked her to Join any
little entertainment that took place.
Kitty never accepted these kindly
meant Invitations, She was so un
happy that she had no heart for any
thing of the kind. One evening, how
ever, she relented. A small musical
party was to bo given and one ot the
pupils, a girl of whom Kitty had bo
como very fond, begged her to accept
Mra. Allen's Invitation to join It.
My brother, who Is staying nt Lau
sanne now, Is coming," she said proud
ly. "He sings splendidly, nnd you play
accompaniments so well that 1 want
you to play bis, I told Mrs, Allen I
-wonia implore you to come. Do, there i
darling. You needn't stay down
stairs nit tho evening If you are tired,
only I do want you to henr Arthur
sing and see him, too; ho I Just per
fect!" For Jaule thought there wns
no one In the world lit to tompnro
with her eldest brother.
Kitty ncceiled to the earnest request,
though when she found herself In th.i
ilniwlng-room that evening she wn
almost sorry she had given In. Thero
wan no help for It then, howivcr, nnd
she bowed gracefully to the tall, dark
young man who was Immediately In
troduced to her by his enthusiastic
"Mis Ormond I going to play your
accompaniments, Arthur," she said Im
petuously. "She plays beautifully and
I have told her all about your wonder
The man smiled.
"I nm nfrnld my little slater talks)
too much," he said. "She Is so proud
of my singing thnt she expects every
one to be equally enthusiastic!"
During the evening he nsked his sis
ter why Miss Ormond looked so un
happy, and she told him that Miss Or
mond had brought her aunt out to
Lausanne hoping thereby to restoro
her health, and bow she had died sud
denly. "The poor thing Is qul: alone
In the world, and very poor," Jnnlo
continued, "so Mrs. Allen asked her to
live with ber. She must have loved
that aunt awfully, because It Is mors
than two years since she died, and
Mlsa Ormond always ha that sad ex
pression." The young man found that
Janle had by no means exaggerated
Miss Ormond' playing powers, and al
though not at all Impressionable, hs
could not help feeling Interested In the
beautiful, sad, and apparently friend
Una girl. He stayed In Lairsanne for
some time, and very often saw bis sla
ter, and always managed to see Mlsa
Ormond at the same time.
"Kitty, dear," he said tenderly, "why
are yon so much astonished? You
must hare known I loved you. My
poor little girl, all alone In the world.
Janle ha told me all about your trou
bles, and now I am going to make you
happy again. You are too young and
pretty to have that sad face always."
But the girl shrank from him.
"I can't," ho murmured brokenly.
"I love you, ob, yes, I love you, but
I can never marry you nor nny other
The anguish In ber voice and face
was so Intense that the man looked at
ber In astonishment.
"What Is It, my darling? Why do
you talk so strangely? Why, It you
love me, can't you marry me? You
speak as If you bad committed a
"So "i have," she answered, nnd It
was his turn to start back and ex
claim, "Kitty, what do you mean?"
"Listen," she said miserably, and
then she tells ber story.
Her eyes were on the ground, and
she did not see the curious light In
"It Is odd there was exactly the 50
you wanted, no more, no less," be ob
served quietly, to her astonishment.
"There was something else," she an
swered, "a "
But he Interrupted her:
"A shilling and four pennies were In
It as well; the purse was green
worked with black, and A. IC was
stamped In gold In tone corner."
"A. ICt" she cried. "Arthur King!
It was your purse. Oh, let me go. Let
me go, let me never see you again 1"
He held ber firmly.
"My darling, the money Is nothing to
me In comparison with what you bare
suffered. I am glad you had the mon
ey, glad that through me you wero
able to give your aunt a little happi
ness at the end. And for yourself,
Kitty, you must be happy again now.
After all, you used my money, and It
Is only fair you should give ma some
thing In exchange."
"I have nothing to give, at least
hardly anything. I have only been abls
to save 10. Ob, Arthur, how you
must bate me!"
"I don't want money, Kitty. You can
give me the only thing In the world
that I want, and that Is Shu
looked at blm In wonderment. "Your
self," he finished, and she said no
more. New York News.
The Wounded Duelist.
At the recent congress of physicians
In New Orleans a story about Dr.
Lorenz went the rounds.
Dr. Lorenz. some years ago, waa
summoned suddenly to the bedside of
a Frenchman who had been wounded
In n duel.
"Come Immediately and bring a
plenty of surgical appliances," said
the summoner, "for you will nnd your
patient In a serious situation."
Accordingly the physician and hla
assistant loaded Into their carriage a
great quantity of bandages, and Iodo
form gauze and absorbent cotton, to
gether with probes of every size and
bape, anaesthetics and splints. They
were equipped to dress the wounds ot
a smalt army, and great, therefore,
was their disgust, upon reaching tho
Frenchman's house, to nnd that noth
ing ailed him but a mere sword
scratch In the forearm.
Dr. Lorenz, with a smile, sent his
assistant for some warm water, and
waited for Its arrival to dress the tiny
wound, Tlio Frenchman, groaning
fearfully, said to him;
"Is my arm hurt serious, sir?"
"Very serious, Indeed," replied tho
physician. "I'm nfrnld, If my assist
ant doesn't hurry It will heal of Itself
beforo he gets back."
Aincrlcuii Cigarette In India.
It Is now said that tho crgarette
trodo ot India an enormous and grow-
lug one, for every native smokes has
been captured by America. It 1 the
old story over again surplus stock
sold at ruinous prices. Ten American
cigarettes, done up In a box, can b
bought to-day In any Indian bazaar for
halt a penny.
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