Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, October 23, 1903, Image 5

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    The Contrabandist;
One Life's Secret!
OlIAI'THIt Vlll.-ttlonlliiued.l
The Holt iliiy llubln rilllle llgalll.
"Hose," liu sulil, "I saw, ) I'Mturilny. go
ing awuy from here, when I was coining
down, n in ii li whom I Ihliik I huve seen
before. Do you know who It wasY"
"Von menu, i bin I,, iiunpnrilf, my,
con. In, lint hush! ,,.r,, , i
And at 1 1 wit liniment the linllrliliinl de
Igunleil enlcreil llm cntlnge ituor. lie
made, a ill II obeisance to Huso nnd the
young mini, and accosting Hugh, i i iiii-nt-eil,
In a low telle, tu spiuk with him
Tim two rellreil, as before, In the gar
dfli. There a somewhat letiglhy confer
ence was held, during which Hum Itosii
nml llubln Mere conversing together In
doors, nml (laspnrde's nume wns not In
freiiieully mentioned In the course of
their ilblngiie. The young nnin seemed
In bn somewhat Interested In Ii I in. slid
asked several questions concerning Mm,
by which he gathered the knowledge Hint
(Insparile had some time wry deeply of
fen. led bulb Hose slid her father; but lis
also heard nf his haWug couin the pre
vious ilny to make apologies fur so do
ing. Ami, meanwhile, Hugh ended the col
loquy between himself nml Dnspsrds III
the garden, when they preparml to re
enter thu house. The cotinlelinure of th
former wss gloomier and darker tlinii
"Captain," said the man, "I don't re
member having seen that person In the
kitchen before. I aoppoati )ou won't
think It Impertinent If I osk you who
h ls"
"II I) to become the husband of
Itoir," returned Hugh. "Ills name Is
Itoblu Mnrrou." And he glanced closely
at thu countenance of his companion to
detect some signal of his feelings at this
announcement. Hut nil was undisturbed
ed time.
"Ho Hose Is to he married?" said (las
parde. "Well, he will make her an ex
cellent husband, I hope; and I wish her
much happiness, with all my In-art. I
suppose, monsieur, you hare nut forgot
ten the time when I wished so earnestly
to marry Hose myself have you? Hut,"
he continued, "I am going to bo married
tu another young girl, st lome distance
from here, shortly."
And the lie wns believed. They went
In, slid (laaparde remained a short tlm
longer, affecting an air of the most per
fect friendliness towards llubln. And
when he look his departure, to return to
Hi ii village, Ituhln accompanied Mm.
They went along the mad talking togeth
er of one thing and another In a care
less way, speaking on a great many sub
jects, and dwelling on noun long, till they
came to a little grove, past which tint
road ran, about half way between the cot
tage and the village.
"A pleaanut plnce yonder," observed
Itobln, nodding his head towards It.
"Yes )c; pleasant enough," respond
ed (Isspsrde; "hut I dare say there aro
pleasanter places."
"Just so, my friend." rejoined thu
young man; "you are right. Anil those
that have more agreeable associations, as
well, Tor Instance, If a man had been
shot (here by an unseen enemy, the place
wouldn't he quite so attractive as many
II glanced casually at the face of his
companion as he ssld It; but licueath thu
careless tone and manner wan a meaning,
and In that glance he rend, like lightning,
the eipressluii of (lanparde's face. It
was one of sudden, startled uneasiness.
The man looked quickly up st him. with
out answer. The effect was satisfactory.
Itoblu went on:
"I hsd a master formerly, who was, one
day, wounded In the Dimmer which I
have described, and In Ihat very wood
which we have passed. "
"And he told you about It)" said Gas
parde, wstihlng Ituhln closely.
"You aro right. lie told me about It."
"Did he guess who 11 r is I at MmV"
"I suppose so. Though he kept It to
himself. He said he meant to punish
the rogue when he could catch him."
"Who wns your master. If I may ask?"
"The Compte d'Arlols. You may have
heard of him possibly. Hut I must hid
you adieu, my friend; for here I am at
the farm."
"Adieu," relurned (tiisparile; and ho
continued his route, muttering, "I have
you now, my master) You think I am
cowed do you J Ah! wait only wait!
You are taking a great denl of trouble to
win my pretty cousin; but I shall have
her yet! Only time-time. I will let
you Just grasp the prlie, nnd then tear
It from you. The later my vengeance,
Iho sweeter It will be I"
It was sunset again, and our pretty
heroine, lloso I.amonte, was returning
from thu Chateau Moutauhan, whither
she had gone early lu thu afternoon to
sro Mademoiselle Moutauhan, who, she
waa told by her father, wished to speak
with her on a matter of Importance, With
a light and happy heart, Itoso bad gono
to meet the lady, and, three, or four hours
afterwards, was returning home, with
teara In her eyes, and a step very differ
ent from that usual with her. Walking
slowly along, wrapped In sorrowful med
itation, she was suddenly aroused by the
volco of Itobln pronouncing her name. lie
waa Just going down to tho cottsge.
"Whyi what alls you, my Hoso?" he
asked, tenderly. "You aro weeping! Why
Is this!"
"0, Hobln, my father Is going away!"
waa her and answer.
"doing away? Ah, how aorry I am for
you, dear child! Hut how aoon Is ha go
ing, and where will ho go to?"
"I do not know. Ho did not tell me;
Mademoiselle Helen told me, and she
know nothing further than what I have
Just snld to you. Hut I am afraid It will
bo very aoon." And the teara chased
each other over her fair cheeks,
"Why did ho not ucqualnt you with this
fact,. Hone?"
"Indeed, I do nut know. Perhaps he
had not tho courage. I 'nor papal And
besides, tho Marquis and Mademoiselle
Moutauhan are to keep mo at tho chateau
until ho returns! that was why sho wish
ed mo to conio up this afternoon, to tell
mo of this, and so he' left It all for her
to tell."
"I knew you wero going to Btay at tho
chateau, Hose, hut not that your father
wns going away. I learned It from hlni
last week," siild llubln.
"You did? and yqu did not let mo
"Ho preferred that I should not then.
Hut do not weep." dear Hose!" said Iho
young-umu, soothingly; "he will return,
nnd, perhaps, will remit lu away hut a
abort time. And It will bo pleasant for
you to bo at tho rluiteim n little, while,
only I urn afraid you will furget mo will
you not?"
"Ah, how can you Ihluk so?" im'tcd his
companion, lu lone of gcnUe reproui-h,
"You know, Ituhln, that I could nut for
get you!"
"I will not go In lo ulght, I think, dear
Hose, You will have a great ileal to say
tu your father, and you will bo belter
alone. To morrow I will come. You will
know then, I dare nay, on what day bo Is
going, and can toll me. I should like In
hear," He bent down ami kissed her.
There was sympathy and tenderness In
his glaiicv and caress,
Hhe went In, Her father, standing lu
the opposite doorway, looking out Into
tho garden, turned quickly and beheld
her. Ho held out his arms,
"Well, you know now," ho said, with
sorrowful gentleness, as sho raiuu up to
meet his sad embrace "you know now,
"Yes, father I know; you are going
away. Hut It will not be long before I
shall see you again? You will come home
soon ?"
"I do not know; do not ask me, I en
treat, ltossl" Ho spoke with the des
perate energy of sorrow,
"Hut where are you going, and how
soon, papa?"
"1 cannot tell you whers I am going.
Hut It may b to Nantes or llordesux.
And I am going lu two days."
"In two days?-so sooul O, pspa!"
Hhe sat down, poor little Hose, and cov
ering her face with her hands, wept sad
ly. Hugh paced the Ouur with folded
arms, and despair on his dsrk counte
nance. "O!" he murmured, with fierce grief,
"hss not my revenge turned upon me?"
The next evening Hobln csme. II
seemed more serious thsn ususl, and
heard of thu arrangemenla for tho de
parture of Hugh In silence. At leogth
h ssld: "You am golug, then, th day
after to morrow?"
"Yes, end Hons will go lo the chateau
tomorrow evening. The marquis and
his daughter are coming for hrr."
"Yes, Hobln," she ssld; "to-morrow
evening I shsll be gone."
Itoblu snt down by her, aud tok her
hand lu bis.
"Hose," he ssld, "do you not think this
makes m as sorrowful as you csu be?
What shall I do when you ara her no
lunger? I cannot se you In your now
hum ss I haru seen you here. I cannot
come there In my rude dress, though, one
day, I mean to make mself worthy to
eliler vcu thst proud plsce; There I
nothing for in to do but to go away."
"Ah, Itobln," uttered Hose, with tear
ful eyes, "do not go! Whst shsll I do
with no one left?"
"Do not weep, mlgnoiine!" entrested
the young man, sadly; "cnu on not see It
Is for the best? I cannot slay here with
out meeting you dally, as of old. And
we may not meet now you are to dwell
at the chateau. We both would In) more
unhappy should I stay. If I go away I
may gain some situation where I may
obtain wealth, and rise gradually to a
position worthy to come back and win
you. Now, Hose, tell mo I may go."
"(lo, then, If It must bo so," she re
sponded, striving to check the fast flow
ing tears. "Hut I shsll bo so lonely!"
"Let me go to-morrow morning. Hose.
I cannot bear to sec you go away to
wait till you are gone."
And thus It was.
It wan not without a sigh of regret
that Helen Moutntiban observed the pa hi
which she waa forced to lulllct on on
who loved deeply and truly. I-'raucIs Kg
ertou bad Inspired her with a sentiment
of the most earnest esteem; but the
knowledge of th depth of his regard for
her had almost decided her, at first, to
break off an Intimacy which, on his part,
claimed something more thsn the name of
friendship. This, however, seemed too
harsh a measure. Sho could uot persuade
herself to go so far. Hhu liked him sin
cere!) ; her regard for him was too real
too deep, to permit her thus absolutely
to relinquish the occaslonsl society of
Lord Kgerton; while sho trusted to cure
him. In time, of the pssslon, which she
felt too well, from a consciousness nf her
own preference In a different quarter, she
should never be able to return.
Since his arrival Just after Hose bad
become an Inmate of tho Chateau Montau
ban, sho had begun to feel that she had
a means of assistance at hand. She did
not pause for time to define any plan,
or to say to herself, In so many words,
that audi and auch an ultimate Issue had
been guessed at, or hoped for, by hrr;
but she appropriated the means present
ed to her, and trusted that they would
Meeting, on the very flrst evening of
his arrival at tho chateau, with a repulse,
gentle, though firm, from Helen a disap
pointment to hopes long, yet doubtfully,
cherished; and feeling that the dejection
and unhapplness which he felt would, If
observed, draw upon him tho attention
of thoso about him, ho endeavored to con
ceal all evldenco of his feelings under a
calm exterior, and to evluco as much in
terest In affairs about him aa was possi
ble. II found himself thrown dally Into tho
society of Itoso I.amonte, often by
chance, oftener by Helen's own agency.
Ho admired her bcauty-her Innocence
and grace, had a charm for him, Helen
Montauban knew It. He first merely ac
knowledged, and waa sensible of her
presence; then he sought It. Hose con
fessed to Helen her admiration of him,
and seemed to evlncu a pleasure. In his
society. It was plain that she did not
dlsllko him; and Helen, although she had
many doubts at first, changed them final
ly for most agreeablo yet secret specula
tions on tho future, liltlo dreaming that
Francis Kgerton was yet true to her, or
that ltose t.amonte'a thoughts, even In
his presence, turned and dwelt fondly,
though sadly, on the memory of her hum
ble, yet unforgottcn, lover.
Meanwhile, Mademolselio Montauban
thought often and anxiously of her cous
in; for I.ouls had not written ouro since
his departure from tho chateau, and two
months had now elapsed, aud nearly the
third, since that time. Her father also
mentioned him frequently, and expressed
his perplexity at Ills silence, and no less
at his prolonged absence. Many an hour,
at nightfall, Helen knelt sadly at her
casement, with her glahco sorrowfully
tlxcrd on the road below that wound
through tho valley aud beyond tho hills
tho road over which ho had passed on
tho morning when ho loft her.
"When will ho traverso It again?" she
asked herself. "When, kneeling here, at
my sail post, In tho twilight or tho dawn,
shall I behold him returning?"
Ono afternoon, being oppressed with a
slight headache, sho had thrown herself
upon her couch to dispel It, If possible,
by slumber. Suddenly her uncle's step,
light and quick, came through tho gal
lery, ami Immediately Jesslo herself en
1 tered tho chamber, bearing a light. Uer
far was suggestive of something pleas
snt. Hhe enmo on llploe to Ihe bedside.
"0, I am awake, Jessie," snld Helen;
"but I hsvn slept a great whlhv"
"Yes, mademoiselle a long times but
I hope your headache, has qulto left you
now; for monsieur le compte, your cous
in, mademoiselle, Monsieur d'Arlols "
"Jessie, Is he here?" asked Helen, quiet
ly, as she rose.
"Yes, mademoiselle, he has Just come."
Hhu entered her dressing room, and
hastened to bathe her faro and head and
r arraugo her hair. Hut she trembled
from head lo foot. Hhe descended th
stairs Just In time to meet I.ouls him
self, lie It was, but psler snd thinner
than usual. He camo forward with an
exclamation of pleasure,
"Helen, my dear cousin I" lis cried,
warmly embracing her.
Her cheek burnt her heart best rapid
ly, ss he pressed his lips to hers. Hhs
could not speak al first.
"My own fair Helen, and so lovely as
ever! yes, a million times lovelier!" ho
said, smilingly, as ho gently turned her
facu so that the glow of the pendant
lamp above Ihem fell full upon II. "Hut
you do not speak, cousin. And yet I
know you welcome me."
"Indeed, I welcome you, IOiils, most
warmly. Hut you are pale you hav
been III,"
"I have been III yes; but not long or
seriously; aud as soon as I recovered,
I csme hither."
He pressed her band In Ids with kludly
affection, as ho released her. Hhe turn
ed and entered the saloon. Her father
stood by the hearth, and the guests were
grouped about It, chatting together, as
she came In. Hho was greeted with unan
imous exclamations of pleasure, snd
drswu Into their circle. There were In
quiries on all sides concerning her late
Indisposition, and Infinite rejoicings at
tho arrival of i.ouls, In the midst of the
conversstlon IJllll re-entered.
"My desr uncle, I cannot express the
pleasur It gives me lo find myself here
one more," he said, "and particularly in
the midst of such eicelleut company."
Ill a little while the evening repast wss
spread and they gathered about tho
board, a congenial party enough, as It
weiit; afterward they repaired, by the In
vitation of the marquis, to the library,
where they passed Ihe remainder of the
evening. Iloso and I'raneli Kgerton,
who, of late, hail occasionally sung to
gether, were prevailed upon by the mar
quis and his guests to do so now. Holh
hsd fine voices snd excellent taste, uud
their united melody poured forth lu on
sweel. harmonious strsln, that could uot
fsll to please. I.ouls, standing behind
the seat of Mademoiselle Montauban, re
garded Itoso and her companion with a
quiet but closely observsnt glance.
"Is not Hose a little nightingale?" soft
ly whispered Helen, looking up at him.
"A sweeter one never sang. Hy-tbc-by,
my dear cousin, when did she come
".Something more thsn a mouth ago.
Hhe Is prettier than ever; do you uot
think so?"
"Decidedly. I'rancls seems tacitly to
agree with us. too, It appears to me. Is
he lint very attentive to her? And yet,
he does not look quite happy to-night.
What alls him. I wonder?"
(To lie continued.)
Cautious People Will Avoid the Wakt
ml m fixing Kipress.
There Is hardly any penon, youtig or
old, who does not like to see a fust
railroad train pi by. There Is a fns
cluatloti In the rush nnd roar, the en
gine rcprcweuta so much resistless
strength, mul It Is all such n triumph or
mnn's skill thnt It never fulls to cvoko
wonder and admiration. Yet there Is
danger In n moving train, and everyone
should know enough to keep at a re
spectful distance while admiring Ibis
"The theory that n moving train car
ries nlong with It an envelope of air Is
very Interesting," says an engineer. "1
first had my attention attracted to tho
subject by n curious Incident that hap
pened several years ago at a crossing
near Hlrmlngham, Ala., where trains
pane twleo a day at a speed of about
forty miles an hour. The tracks aro
seveu feet apart, nnd there would seem
to be ntnple room to stand between
them In safety between two trains. Ono
day a terrier dog belonging to a section
boss was asleep lu the middle space,
and woke up Just as the trains closed In
from each side. There wns n parrel
on the ground near by, ami the dog In
his fright Jumped on top of It. That
probably brought him Into one of tho
rushing envelopes of air. At any rate,
ho was whirled off his feet nnd thrown
clear to the roof of the opposite car,
where he was subsequently found.
Jammed against a ventilator chimney,
with no Injury except a broken leg.
How In the world he ever made such n
Journey and craped alive Is a mystery,
unions bis fall wns deadened by a cush
ion of air.
"Apropos of atmospheric pressure. It
Is n well-known (act that there Is ft
'vortex space,' or 'gone of suction,' di
rectly behind any rapidly moving train,
nnd Its presence accounts for a gro
tesque happening that took place somo
time ago on the Southern Pacific.
While the California-bound express
was going through Western Arizona
at a clipping gait n passenger who was
on tho verge of lunacy rushed out to
tho rear platform, climbed on a rail
aud Jumped oft. He was wearing u
very long linen duster, and a muscular
tourist who happened to be on the plat
form at the time grabbed It by the tails
aa It sailed by and yelled for help.
When some of the others ran to his as
sistance they found the lunatic stretch
ed Btrnlglit out In the air behind the
platform, safely anchored by his duster,
which had turned Inside out nnd caught
him at the shoulders. The muscular
geutlcmnn was hanging on for dear life,
but had It not been for tho fact that tho
would-be suicide wns virtually sits
tallied aud carried along by tho suction
of tlw vortex something would cerln'n
ly hJvo given way. Tliey reeled the
man lu like a kite, and he promised to
bo good. Wo liavo very little knowl
edge at present of tho atmospheric con
ditions that surround a movlug train.
A fuller knowledge of them may lend
to the solution of somo bullllng prob
lems In traction."
Art lu t lie I'roper. Direction.
Agent Dou't you want an enlarged
photograph of yourself?
Stout Gentleman Enlarged! What
Agent That'B so. Hut-say-let us
mako you ono threo sizes smaller.
A Dllcimnn,
Mrs, Von Rlutner I don't know what
wo shall do about that cook,
Yon Blunter Wlmt's the mailer now?
"Hhe threatens to stay." Life.
Br rtoln Hantegtif.
There may lie happiness between a rich hus
bund nml a poor wife, between u rich wife anil a
Kur husband, between nn elderly husband and a
young wife, between two persons of differing
Intelligences and diverge cultures, but when
there Is Inc-omtmtltjllltjr of temperament, relin
quish every liope. Despair will be the habitual
Nlnle of the common existence. Incompatibility
doc not signify disparity of tauten, of sympa-
.11, in, in nsplrallons, because diversity In necessary to per
fect harmony, and the more dissimilar they are the more a
man and a woman love each other. Ho study the character
of him or her whom yon wish to mako your life com
panion. I know an angel of n woman. Hhe has many friends
who lore her nml who are each Jealous of the affection
he bcnis to other. They are all superior women of fine
tame, of dellcnte sentiments, of generous hearts. I will
not be deceived In that woman. After n pspchologlcal In
quest on her fumlly and friends do not iIIkiIuIii to go lower.
Interrognte the chambermaid. No one known tin better
than our servants. While a chambermaid may not know
how to inuke n psychological analysis of a young woman,
Hhe will know llio Intimate secrets of her character, flood,
noble, generous nalureri never maltreat their attendant).
Khun the person that 111 urea a domestic. I assure you
that at the end of your Inquest you will know precisely the
out of your loved one with whom you are to sing through
your entire life the hymn of perfect happiness.
In the majority of Instances you will llnil neither com
plete discoid nor perfect harmony, but a partial accord
which little by Utile through your good will will be trans
formed Into fliiwles hurmony.
Above all, marry a good woman who loves you because
she HndK you handsome, esteems you, and H proud to bear
your name. Then you may be almost certain that the
itumll discords of temperament will be removed; and In the
patient Indulgence herewith your comiisnlou will suffer
your ahortcomliigK, every day and every hour you will rec
ognize the murks of a love which will end only with your
last breath.
HIE REVOLUTION i chemistry.
Br W.
Nothing Is too great, nothing too small, for the
measuring rod of modern science. On the one
hand we have astronomy, which ret els In mag
nificent distanced. On the other we hove the
new chemistry which deals with the Infinitely
little nnd Investigates the Inexpressibly tiny con
stituents that make tip ordinary matter. Lord
Kelvin gate us a popular Idea of the size of
atoms when he said that If n single drop of rain
could bo magnified up to the size of the whole earth we
might reasonably expect to tlnd that the atoms which com
posed It would be somewhere between cricket balls and
footballs In size.
The new chemistry suggests that matter and electricity
are one anil the same; that what we cull atoms consist of
systems of far tinier bodies, the Ions, or electrons, which
are simply charges of electricity. Sir Oliver Iidge sug
gests that the typical atom may be similar to n stellar sys
tem, consisting of a definite number of these electrons
moving In rapid orbits Just as the planets move round the
sun. The simplest atom, that of hydrogen. Is believed to
consist of about 7IHJ electrons In regular orbital motion,
under laws closely akin to those which keep the earth In Its
course round the sun.
The electrons are assumed to be all exactly alike, so
that an oxygen atom would consist of sixteen times as
many, a gold atom of HW times as many, nnd so forth. The
chief fascination of this theory Ilea in Its reduction of all
matter to modifications of one original substance proba
Producers Are Contemplating a de
duction of Areas of Planting.
Id-cent news from Ilraz.ll brings the
Information that the coffee produce! 8
of that republic are contemplating the
reduction of the nrcna to be devoted to
coffee planting for the purposo of re
stricting the coffee output and so se
curing a large prlco for n smaller
crop, from which there may lie n more
anxious demand. Whether thnt course
will. If adopted nnd persisted In. raise
the prize of Brazilian coffee In the
United States market, which Is the
market to which tho greater part of
the coffee of Brazil finds Its way. Is
an experiment tho outcome of which
enn only be ascertained by n trial. The
trial may also be nccomniodatod by
soma losses by diversion of tho trade
to other countries that It may take
yeara to recover.
We get our Brazilian coffee cheaper
thau that we tnko from other eouu
tries. Kor the quantity Imported during
tho fiscal year ended June 30, 1003.
reaching pretty well up toward a bil
lion pounds, we appear from the gov
ernment reports to bnve paid Brazil
at the average rato of 5.S cents a
pound. To Africa, for such coffco as
wo got direct from that continent, not
a large quantity, wo paid a little less
B.7 cents a pound. To other coun
tries wo paid various prices, all better
thnn the price paid to Brazil. The
average price per pound paid for cof
fee from Mexico was 8 cents; for that
from Central America tho average
price per pound wns 0 cents, while for
all the coffeo we Imported from the
Netherlands, Including, presumably,
our supply of Java coffee, and for the
entire quantity we Imported from
Porto Hlco, wo paid nt tho rato of 11
cents a pound. Kor all tho coffee Im
ported from all countries we paid the
average per pouud of 0.i cents. New
York Times.
Mrs. Btujrvesant Plsbi Newport Lead-
r, Wants to Hutor Politics.
Mrs. Stuyvcsaut Fish, wife of the
President of the Illinois Central Bail
road and rival of Mrs. Astor for the
leadership of tho ultra-faBhlonablo set
at Newport, has grown weary of so
ciety. Hho says American social cir
cles are stupid because the women do
nothing but drees and talk nonsense
Sho thinks they ought to got Into poli
tics. "Just think,'1 sue says, "what In
Uuenco a woman In high position In
Washington could have."
Speaking of Mrs. Hoosevelt, she
"Tho wife of the President, It Is
claimed, dresses on $300 a year; and
she looks It. I would not like to bo
n President, or a President's wife. I
should not llko to have to eat with
negroes. I do not believe lu equality.
It would never do. Wo caunot mix
with the negro at all, and negro equal
ity will never como about Thero will
always bo classes lu this country. Wo
are coming more aud more to nave an
aristocracy and a common people. I
do not believe lu being too democratic."
. . ' ;:-V'"'";'i 'v v Mz-si
Br Helen Olttleti.
C. Bmrrett rhttr.
Then sue paid her respects to New
port society.
"Newport," sho said, "Is not declin
ing. True. It Is being Invaded by vul
gar and newly rich people of the par
venu class, who form n rather com
mon circle, but the higher classes are
still thero lu greater numbers than
ever. Newport, however. Is Just now
paying too much attention to foreign
lords. By marrying Kuropcnu noble
men, American girls arc laying them-
selves liable to the ridicule of the
wholo world.
"The marriage of Miss (Joelet to
the Duke of ltoxburghe Is the latest
piece of this sort of folly. They paid
down J2.OCKI.liOO to do It. Of course
the Duke Is not ns bad as some for
eigners who have married American
girls, for he has somo money, about
JGO.000 a year, but that Is not much
for people In his station. I think It
very foolish."
Lord Balfour of Burleigh, who re
signed his soat In the Balfour cabinet
as a result of the crisis precipitated tiy
Mr. Chamberlain, bad been Secretary
for Scotland since 1S05, He Is not re
lated to Premier Balfour or to the
Cecil family, but belongs to the Bruco
family of Scotland. Ho wns born In
1810, and was educated at Eton and
Oriel College. Oxford, lie has held
uFKf tt .Bura . wi;
bly the same is what we rail electricity. If that Is so, the
old alchemists were right after all, and there Is no reason
In the nature of things why we should not one day trans
mute lead Into gold by a suitable arrangement of Its electrons.
There Is no manner of woman whom ft man
can take to wife so trying to the temper, and so
wearisome In all ways, as the woman who nags.
It Is the little foxes who eat up the tender vines;
and continual fret and worry often tell more
heavily upon nerves and spirit than do great
trials. One braces oneself for the heavy cross,
but gives way hopelessly and helplessly under
the never ceasing strain of the little Irritations
which must be borno day In and day out There are
women who spend and are spent In the service of husband
and child; nay, more, who would unhesitatingly lay down
life Itself for their sakes, yet who render those dear ones
miserable and make home unhappy by continual fault find
ing, by bewailing mistakes, and mourning over misfortunes
past help. They weep over spilled milk until the salt of
their tears makes bitter the bread which remains from the
wreck, and they never forget nor allow others to forget
the thorns In the path nor the lions In the way, poisoning
the pleasure of to-day with the memory of past sorrow
and the dread of evil to come.
If only the women who nag could be brought to under
stand how Infinitesimal the good and bow great Is the
harm which their continual dropping accomplishes. The
wound which Is kept open and constantly Irritated never
heals, and the sorrow which Is never suffered to sleep
wears out both body and brain. It Is love's duty to com
fort and console, and the love which makes a wife a true
helpmeet to her husband has no reproaches for the mis
takes of yesterday and only sympathy for those of to-day.
with abundant hope for the morrow.
mr r. r. ,c.n..r.
Memory training, like the acquisition of for
eign tongues, seems to be a topic of Interest Just
now; Its actuality Is another sign that the En
glishman. If not Indeed waking up. Is at any rat
turning over In bis sleep as ha dreams uneasily
of the gigantic terrors of German and American
competition, and of the Imminent peril of being
ousted from his position In the "vanguard of na
tions." Something must be done, some effort
made, some fillip applied; and since memories are notori
ously unrellablo and capricious, In such a manner as to
hinder progress, memories ought to be Improved.
Every system of memory training that Is not purely ar
bitrary must be bated upon the well-known and ancient
principle entitled "the association of Ideas." A certain per
son has no difficulty in remembering certain extrinsic facts
because they happen to be associated In his mind with cer
tain Intrinsic facts. Thus you may bear a man say: "I
always know the exact date of the battle of Waterloo be
cause I was born on the 18th of June." On thing sug
gests another; and the great object of th memory trainer
Is, when one thing does not suggest another, artificially t
Induce It to suggest another.
A first-class system of memory training will neither be
random nor clumsy. It will be carefully planned and
worked out so as to gain the greatest possible end by th
smallest possible means. It will b full of minor Ingenui
ties. It will be adaptable, elastic and comprehensive. But
It will be founded upon the principle of the association
of Ideas; It will not be a miraculous discovery cap bis of
transforming n brain of lead Into a brain of gold; and Its
success will depend upon the energetic thoroughness with
which the learner puts It Into practice.
many honorary offices, especially edu
cational. Including the chancellorship
iJf St. Andrew's University, was lord
In waiting to the queen In 18SS-89, and
parliamentary aecretary to the board
of trade, 1SS9-02. He Is allied by mar
riage to great Scottish houses. He has
been a consistent free trader, and op
ponent of Mr. Chamberlain throughout
the late tariff discussions.
Left Pedal Extremity la Oeneratlr
Larger than Its Mate.
"The question of which foot to fit
flrst Is an Important one to us," said
the shoe salesman as he tugged to
get a small pair of Oxfords on a large
foot "It may seem strange to you,
but It Is rarely that we do not experi
ence some trouble In fitting one while
the other Is easily covered. A popu
lar belief obtains that the left foot of
every person Is the hardest to fit, and
consequently many shoe clerks alwaya
try n shoe on that foot flrst. It Is
not true, however, according to my ob
servation, that there Is any Inflexible
rule as to which foot to try first. It
Is true, nevertheless, that lu a major
ity of cases If you succeed In fitting
the left foot you will bav no trouble
with the right. My practice la to try
both feet before I pronounce a pair of
shoes a perfect fit. Then I am sure
of avoiding any mistake growing out
of peculiarities of foot formation.
"No two people have feet formed ex
actly alike, and the shoe salesman who
thinks so and Is governed accordingly
will meet with many complaints. For
some time I pondered over the problem
of fitting shoes to feet snd especially
as to why the left foot should be con
sidered the standard by which to be
governed. The only rational theory 1
have ever beon able to evolve la a very
simple one when you com to consider
It. Nine out of ten people you meet
nre right-handed, ns we say. About
oue person In ten, or perhaps th per
cent Is even less than that, use his
left baud. If you will observe a per
son who uses the right and when he
or she Is standing and talking tbey
Invariably rest their weight on the left
foot. And vice versa, a left-banded
person will rest bis or her weight on
the right foot. The result Is that with
right-handed people the left foot is
probably n fraction larger than th
right foot,' and the shoe clerk must
Inevitably find this to be a fact soon
er or later. That, In my opinion, Is
the explanation of the common belief
that the left foot Is the standard to
go by tu tha fitting of shoes. Hut, as I
uavo already said, there Is no rul
that Is absolutely safe to follow, and
my plan Is always to fit both feet be
fore I let a customer leave the house."
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
The average woman who has chil
dren, nnd does her own work, has a
"harvest hand famine" twelve months
tu the year.
Come, confess up, men; If your chil
dren were to describe their fathur as
"tho man who scolds mother," would
It fit?
BUrtlliin- Thtorr of lllstlilgnlshsil
Kxiiontni of (tcltnc.
Nobody ever tllei n natural death,
Old age, the premature old age, which
Is the only kind we know, 1 a path
ological condition. Huch are the opin
ion of Dr. Kile Metclitilkoff, not a
fakir, but a serlotpi person, who
studies things through a microscope nt
the Pasteur Institute. Mneh of u
swarms with tiny benata of prcyi
which travel up nnd down our bodies,
seeking what they may devour. Hy
attacking our beneficent cells, pre
viously weakened by the unwise Ilfl
we all lead, they produce an artificial
senility, the malady which kills thoss
men whom In our Ignorance wo call
very old.
looked at from Dr. Metchiilkoff't
standpoint, old age Is merely a prob
lem for medical science. How shall
wo help our beneficent cells In theli
struggle against the enemy? Ono way
would be to take every baby and cut
out his larger Intestine, an organ
which ought not to have been Included
In our anatomy. At present this can
not bo done, as the operation Is risky.
A second method would be to destroy
the beasts of prey. Hut we do not yet
know what tbey exactly are. Soms
are a legacy left by our oncestors, Im
mediate and remote, who suffered from
heritable diseases.
Others, more mystirloua, arc perhaps
the Instruments of a sort of essential
disease, of that old ago which preco
ciously kills all who do not die still
earlier of tuberculosis, pneumonia, tb
bubonic plague, or croup. Until w
know more we can only reform out
diet, eating little meat or none and sul
slstlng chiefly on butter, cheese and
sour milk. By these Imperfect meant
we may prolong life n little 200 yean
or so. Up to DO, for example, we may
be as active as the President of tin
United States, nnd thereafter, for 100
years more, as reflective as tho prims
minister of England. This would still
leave us half a century for nrt, philan
thropy, poker or croquet. Hut when
death docs Anally draw near will not
Its approach' be as distasteful as evcrl
By no means, says the doctor, t'ndei
present conditions death Is like an un
natural sleep, which overtakes ui
early In the day say before dinner.
In the future It will come nfter a full
meal, when the day's work Is done.
Collier's Weekly.
Under the auspices of the I-'rcnch
government nnd the French Academy
of Sciences, Dr. Jean Charcot, the son
of the celebrated physician. Is equip
ping an expedition to the south pole.
The three-masted schooner I.e Fran
cala will carry the party Into the Ant-
arctic regions. Le Francois la of 300
tons, 00 feet long. 27 feet beam, 240
horse power, especially built for this
The explorers will sail fronjBrcst,
Flnlstere, France, for Alexandria
Land. Thus the south polar regions
will be entered simultaneously by the
English from Victoria Laud, by the
Germans from Enderby and Kemp
Lands, by tho Scotchmen from Wed
dell Sea, by the Swedes from Oer
lacbe Strait, and from Alexandria
Land by the French.
Chameleons In tne 8urK
Taking chameleons In to bathe Is s
new fad which Atlantic City has de
veloped. Scores of girls have adopted
The scheme was worked by a girl
who owned a chameleon that had
grown lazy. She tried various ways
of arousing It from Its stupor nnd at
laat hit upon tho Idea of taking It
out for a romp In the surf. She wni
rewarded with an Instantaneous chang
In the little lizard's demeanor. Just
as soon as It heard the roll of the first
breaker Its skin went through a whirl
of color changes. And when abe gave
It a ducking It produced a new shadi
of pink verging Into yellow and green
that she never knew It possessed.
Little time was lost In making known
tha discovery to others through tht
resort, and girls who bad no chame
leons bought them right off to see tht
ocean's effect on them. "Oh, girls,"
cried one, as she held out her chame
leon for Inspection, "some watet
splashed Into his eyes aud he look!
like a box of paint, I wonder If tht
dear thing's angry?"
Up to lllm.
"The main objection I have to these
little tenders like this," commented
the young man In the stern sheets,
"Is that If a fellow tries to kiss a girl
In one he Is almost sure to upset the
blamed thing and land them both lu
the water."
"Mercyl" shivered the girl, who had
been pretending to row from the
launch to the clubhouse float, the bet
ter to show off her charming self and
stunning costume.
Then, with a confident, If not ex
pectant, air she added;
"I am so glad that I am a good
swimmer." Automobile Mngazlne.
New Names ibr Pics.
"This pie Is entirely too affection
ate," complained the Cheerful Idiot,
"What's that?" asked the puzzled
waiter girl.
"I say It's too affectionate the up
per crust Is stuck on tho lower. Bring
me somo of that dropstltch pic over
Aud after some difficulty It was
beaten Into the head of the distressed
maiden that he wanted some of me
cranberry pie with the lattlco-work
cover. Baltimore American.
In the old days, the elderly women
Just went along; they were not know
aa chaperons.