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"AHtir. JViwr. .n(7(v.ir:." "i.imr. katk Kinnr,"
Whnt .11.1 ll nil int-nri 7 If Mnry II. .1
lain! were mil In In' (mated, If ilila
Irmik'n k I rl Iiii.I f..r jenra deceived him,
It till luutliir'n niiriilntc n.T.. after u II mr
rort, iv lull una In l.u dune lit the I. r
mill bdnr, when lin win In fii.nl tiniilili'7
'1 lie itimr I'lii'iinl, mill Mnry Holland ruinu
Into I In r.i.iin.
"Vuil mill fur ini't" she nnld.
"Vrg," In. inlil, "III mlarry nml fenr 1
illt fur you. Hit iluwii, ik'ii," In' unlil,
"1 ll m anihius to nak yuu many que,
The nit pnllor which Hnrnti llnslbill
linil perceived tnl tn Marr'a face na
Keilhcu spoke, lint alio took llm rlmlr
which lin Ii ii il Indicated, nml which m
nt ii llllli dlatanco (nun (lie cuiii'li, and
at iliiwn facing Mm.
"Though wo Iiiivu nut seen n iirtnl ilial
fif mill oilier In iiur Urea, Mnry," ho tu
tsan, lilmlly nml cnrncaily, "till It l
tlirmiKli yuu Hint Krrnt rliuuiaa hnro ir
curri'il -Hint I hnve loaf my father's loo,
nml Inline, nml fort utir."
"Vcs," said Mnry umlly, "llint la true."
"I lint tho tliri'O without InnliiK roitli
ilsnro III yon. An I Ifitrtnil to reaped
lull, KU I U'Enn In think of the poaslbll
ity nf ninny paat inUtnkrn, mi tny dill" ittiil
my timlhrr'n. Of late ilnyn I lino con
rljrri'il yuu the frli-mt uf nil In thla
"I hnro done my Lent to be the friend,"
"I.aal iilclit, nml fur Ihr firat time In
luy life, n auipliion aclied me. I hardly
know what It waa. II could have pn
(il awny, Imt thnt It enuie nualii to dny,
StrciiBlhriiiil hy now ilotibta. Vim ne
(tits letter? Aid you uwnro of Ita pur
"No, until Hint It win written In my
pfrsmce ly Cnptiiln I'otcraon. Inra h
iloca ho refer to mo In Hint?" alio cried,
With tlio mlor moiintluz to her ehickii
fur momi'iit, nml thru dylnv nwny Into
tlio ohl gray lint.
"Not hy won) He la aa allrnt respect
I UK tlio pnit ri'tntlona between you n
) 01) have nlwnya U'lin."
"You know, then?" alio unlil. In ilU
may. "I know thnt jrmi nm) ho were confer
ring loiicthcr In tlio garden lout iiIkI'I ;
thnt thi-rn la a aecret between you which
1 Jo not ahare, nml which you hare mode
Ho effort to reveal; nml I bcllovo thnt
man knona oliere Karah I'm t lictl la, nn.l
a In nil rrapecla n villain. Tell me whnt
yon know uf lilm, nml when you know
"I rnnnut," alio anlil In a low mice.
"Ita la at the liollom uf n terrihlo mys
(try; ho hna brought jjrli.f to me; he la
linked Willi Thmiina Enatliell agnlnat llm
prom of thin hniiai'. nml you will nut give
tno one rlvw tu hla life."
"I know Imt little of lilm. Henta-ii,"
alio anawiTi'il. "nml Hint I rnmiot itltul.o
now. It la iimrv thnn my llfo'a wurtti to
attempt It. t could not explain to Hnrnli
liaitbell; I cannot explain to you at tula
tlmo. I can only any thnt I nm a wuui.ui
"Mlaa lliillnml," an I.I ItcnUn, "1 nm
aarry, hut I cannot Irutt juu any muru
In tills Immiii'."
Elie ilhl not apvnk ngaln. 8li lookeil
nt lilm atemllly for a few momenta, nil.!
then went nwny, ni'i) tip the atalra to lur
own riHim, nl the rml of the corridor, n:ul
It wna aomo hotirn hefore alio wna acen
esitln In thnt houae. It wna nen rly mlii
liny when, ilreaaeil na for A Jouniey, ahe
roappenreil In tlio rorrhlur nml fneeil
Jlnrlley, atlll nt her ol.l poat, n wouinn
fiToter on cunnl.
"Von nre n truaty aervnnt, Mnrlley,"
ahe anlil, na atie nilrnnceil; "hut you muit
In cttm vliilliuit, extra atroitg, nn.l clurrr,
nml running, vthlla I am nwny,"
"Am you Roliil nt thla time, Mlaa
IIollnniM" I'xclnlinc.l llnrtley, In aur
ptlae. "Vea for n Utile while. I will write
to Mlaa Snrnh hy next pnat."
"To .Mlaa Ilnathvllt" exclaimed llnrt
ley. "AIennhllo Union nt thla door you
nro gund nt llatenliiK, I believe."
"Oh, tundnin! I whnt mnkea you nivy
"All la myatrry In thla houae, nn.l I
act you on tho wnleh for nil of tia If 1
lilt vo aeemed pnrt of tlm tnyatery, too, It
won your plnre to wnni una who will
adon l) rliihtful uinaler hem. Hut llatcn
How for nie."
"I do nut umleratnnd, mndnm."
"On the brink of tunny atrnmie enufea
aluna, thai poor nouinn hna alept In much
M'i'tirlly. It hna been our mlaalon more
tlinn iini'i' to keep tlio truth from killing
tier, nml heaven will pnnlon th fiction no
liiuo woven ruiiinl her life, na I pray Hint
lirnvcu will pnrdiiii me,"
Mnry nml aulflly down the atalra, nml
(Hit uf tin' Imiiao whrrnln alio hnil apeut
lii'.irly tlx jfri of her life, wIiiiiIiik no
inim'a love, or woinnu'a k'rmltuilo.
HeilK" Hill wna moro deaolnto nfter
Mnry llollnnd hnd departed. Thonjili
Mlaa llollnnd knew It not, alio hnd lieen
tho rulliik' nKi'iit of thnt houae, for Kii.nl
or evil, for n longer period tlinn thnt from
which tho opciiliiK of our "lory dntea. A
forlorn little womnii, act forever under
vllHplclou by mi ndwrae fnte beyond her
power to realat, ahe wna atlll to bo iniaaed
wlicu alio hnd paaaed from the homo Into
which Milium Clllwk'k'a charily hud In
Tlio new a renched Thouina Kiialhi'll
when Wllla hnd brnuglit lilm hla lunch
Into tho picture gnllery after he had rmiK
fur It, not Ix'forc. It wna atrmmo what
n Miliill iimoiiiit nf reapect he had allied
from tho aervniila ilurlnx hla atny, nml
With uhnt dlatruat he wna rt'Kiirdeil.
Ill rrapnliHc to on ur two qucstlona, tho
luiwa wna elicited from tho mall aervuut
Hint Mlaa Holland had left Hedfo Hill for
"And n Kood Job, loo," anld Thomas
nantboll frnnkly and Inclesimtly; "what
did tho old Kill wnni with her nbout tho
plnce7 It'" full enough now of peoplo
who've no biialncaa here, nltliougli they're
mnklin: thi'inai'lvea aenrco by dcKrcca.
Wheni'a Hint t'lilwlclc'i"
"Tho yniinis ninaler, air?"
"Tho young humbuitl tho younc pan
perl" acreiimi'd Thoinan Unalholl with
imnecosaiiry vlolenco; "you ahut up about
tho young ninatcr,' or you'll go next, If I
Imvo iinythlng to do with thla houae
which I may have which I ahull linve,
mind you though everybody trenta mo
bad here." . , , ,
'I'linmnu Hnathi'II consumed hla lunch
with dllllculty. Ho hnd no nppetlte, but
It wna norcaanry to keep hlmaelf up, tho
cnptiiln had anld, nml nil hla llfo ho had
bi'llovcd In Onptnln rcteraon. Ho foil
nalcep lifter hla menl, nml when ho wolto
iii ho ntiired vncnntly round, and fought
linrd to recollect where ho wna, nnd how
long ho hnd aut huddled In tho armchair,
nn angular dlatorllou In hla comfottlcaa
It wna nlglit, nnd tlio hugo room waa
full of ilnrknesa, which had cropt upon
Bedgt Hill before Ita tlmo, or ho had alept
long nnd Into, nnd nil In that uiiaottled
liouao hail forgotUn hla xlstcuce, wtro
hla llrat lib'iia wlnii ha began to ri'tiiein
I..T Hint In. wna In the picture gnllery
nhlch HI ii 1'iilwlrk hnd bulll, U'liut n
hciivy ah-ep hla uiilat bar bean, to bo
aiirel lie atoud Up, nnd tried In plercn
through the darkneaa, mid n aiiddeu chill
ai li d upon hla velna, nml tunipil lilm alck
na he fuucli'd Hint ha might have wolcn
up I. lin. I like hla grnndinotherl Why not)
-It wna In the fmnlly - nnd nil leium
lilm waa awfully blnek nml thick nml Im
penetrable. It waa mining oulalde, too
- Hint ni'i'uuntid fur the hlaaliig III l.la
rnra which lie had nwnkrned with, mid
which lie had Ihuiight wna hla hrnln.
Dually he groped hla wny luwnrd llm
ilour, keejilng hla hnnd on tho wull, ur on
llm vnriilalird auifncea of the (minting
with whlrli the wall wna hung He hud
mnilii up hla mind, ho would acek Oriili.l
in nt lur luatlipll, nml tell her the Irnlli.
nnd mure thnn the truth If II were rerpil
alle. He wna bring liiipnned upon. Too
le nf no prliii-lph' had taken ndvniitnga
of hla aluuilirra, nnd wero aettlng hla uenr
eat nml deareal rein I lull ngnlnat lilm. Ileit
Len Culrvlck wna at the head nf nffnlra,
nnd iiulaonlng Hie public inltul. I'.vin the
arrvnnta hnd turiii'd upun him, nnd
bruught him nu illniu r, nml left him In tha
dark. He mine to a full atop, nnd fill
agnlnat llm plrturta, arrntrhiug Ihein
wllll hla trembling hanila, In hla alarm;
for Hi" ilunr bi liliid him In the dlatanr
tho aide dnur lending away from tho
corridor - had openrd auildrnly and
aharply, ami waa ahut ngnln na he glanc
ed townrda n fitful gleam of light which
unrrowi-d nnd thin paaaed nwny. In that
Iti'i'tlltg moment lie had aren rnnugh to
aciire n atroiigrr nere thnn hla for n
white figure hnd gilded Into the chamlier,
mid wna ailvmiclng lownrd lilm, ha wna
aurr! Ho remoliird alien! mid trembling
till the mailing of gnrineiita naaured lilm
Hint anmethliig wna approaching lilm
with nolai'leaa atepa, that reminded I. lin
uf tho glmat In tha "Caatle Hpecter,"
which he hnd aren onro from the gallery
of n theater. He made a awlft plunge fur
the door In hla horror.
It waa Ida alater'a aplrll, ho wna aure
ahe hnd been murdered by thoae from
whoan rlutehea he had made no effort to
anrn her nnd ahe hntl come fur him! Hla
luat huur hnd nrrlvrd, nnd It wan all over
with hla dreama uf glory.
"Tom Kaathell." anld n ahnrp voiro In
hla enra, "nre you hero? Why dun't you
apeak to me?"
"Ornndiunthcr," bo ejaculated, "la It
"Pome hero and tit down we can talk
Ix-at In the dark, nnd I want to talk to
"I'd rather hnro a light, thank you,"
aid Tom, who atlll hod hla auiplctont
that all wna not right. He found hla wny
to the priuclpnl door, and opened It, In
line In a atrenm of light from the corri
dor without. lie looked bark at hla
grandmother, who waa atanillng by the
ihnlr which he hnd quitted, a atrnuge
phantom enough In her ivlillo night ilrraa,
and with n counterpane wrapped round
her togn fnahloii, nnd trailing on the
ground behind her.
"Whnt'a the matter?" anld Tom Irrea
olutely; "ain't you well? What hava juu
roine ilownatilra fur, tuch a night aa
"1 can't reat. Thero'a anniething
wrong, Tom. I'm unhappy. They'ro nil
you with tha reat nf 'em keeping
aumelhlng from Ine. Where'a Harah?
oh! where'a my Hally? tell me."
Wnlt n monieiil I II tell you every
An Idea hnd aclird him nt Inat. The
opportunity which ho thought that he
mlaaed hnd come to lilm In thla manner.
Thero waa no Htm to loao.
"Sally'a run nwny. he anld.
"lib what?" ahrleked Mra. Kaatbjll;
run nwny from we?"
"Vea thnt'a Itl" naaevernted Tom, be
coming bolder In Ida atntrment aa hla
grandmother put Implicit fnlth In ewry
word ho uttered.
Hun nwny forever, do you mean?"
exclalined Mra. Kaathell, in her hlghcat
Ah! don't aay any more," aald tho old
woman, plteouaty; "I'll try and dlo now,
loin. I don I want to live an hour long
er. I waa nlwnya ao romi ot rniiy, Tom.
"Vea ao waa I, he exclaimed: "but If
he don't deaerve our love, whnt'a the
odda? I've been cut up all day, but I'm
celling more conipoaed like. Don't die
thnt'a whnt ahe wnnta whnt ahe expecta,
prapa can t you ace It nil
llm hamla that wero nitilllcii in the
counterpane were brought down with
I ho r covering from Iho laco, winch aeem
ed harder and alerner now, nnd looked ao
llko her brother Klmnn a Hint ntiy one
nciiunliited with the late owner might
hnvs thought that he hnd coma buck In
All, yea; I in beginning to find out
what n wicked and ungrateful world It
la, Tom," alio anld.
"That a right. Cheer up, and look
"Sho and that ltciibcn planned thla,
then? They have gono nwny together,
ain't they gone without a word?"
Tliomaa IJaallieii Herniated III 111 reply
Ho would hnve been extremely glad to
offer that na a aolutlon to tho tnyatery,
nnd turn the tnblca agnlnat Heiiben il
(tick and hla alater, but Iteuben might
come back nt any moment uud defeat bin
"No, they nlu't gone," ho replied; "It's
Holly mid the Cnptnln."
"What I" mid Mra. Huatbvll'a high note
rung out ngnln with Hurtling ahrlllneaa,
nnd .vibrated through the room.
"They planned to go nwny. Sully wna
to get Jim to miiko n will In her favor,
but to pretend to be fond of Itoubeii (Jul-
wick all thu while, nnd then alio wna tn
atoul off. and Iho Onptaln wna to get
nwny In tho morning, na ho did, leaving
a lino or two to me, which I found on the
tn Mo In my room."
"It mattcra a great deal to me and my
proepecta thnt'a nil."
"Vea yea: but I ahnn't forget you.
Why, I can make another will at once,
If you will help me."
"I'm not n good hand at writing, but I
don't mind trying," aald her willing
"Yea yea: but thoro'a lleuben, too, lie
line been ferveil tcrrlblo bud. Where la
"Ho'a looking for hor. IIo don't know
yet of the Cnptaln'a letter to inc. Ho
huan't been homo all day. IIo think"
eomethlng'a happened to Hally."
"I'll wait till ho cornea back, Tom. IIo
writes a will like any lawyer.
"IIo aald he loft word that ho wasn't
euro of coming back at nil, If you could
let me write out a fow llnca. I havo got
a form hero handy, too, and that a am
gulnr, Isn't It?"
"Very alngler. na I any, too ft merciful
dispensation like: why not n few llnca
now. If voiL've eft everything to Batty i
"Very well. Write mo out a line or
two, nnd then call In witnesaea na Hon
ben did. Ilnlf to Ileubon Oulwlck noth
In ir to that ungrateful girl, to begin with
nnd half to yourself you muatu't forgot
anld Tom, m,
Hi' look a prlnli.l form from lila puck
1. 1, nml liignii writing In greiil hnale, blot
Hug ulnl aloiariog na In' went, being
iluinav Willi hla pen, nml uiialonily of
inml that day. Ho mid Ihe iJnptulii, pre-
puri'il for biialneaa. lin.l liroilgnt itown n
form of will, prnylng fur u chniico llko
thla. nml, lo! II hnd I'otun In nn hour uf
ilepreaaluii nnd Incerlllliilc. It didn't look
n Hire will; but It would atiiml Ita ground,
bo hopi'd, being a natural aurt of teatn
imnt In Ita wny, mid leaving all ihluga
fair nnd a'pinre.
i'lin old woman wna alnndlng by hla
aide, with two cold hands prcsalng heov-
lly iiiioii hla ahnnliler, and great henv-
enl the gray eyes were unacalcu and
alarlng nt hlml
'Don't go on with It," ahe wlilapcr-
d. "Holly wouldn't wouldn'l Ko awny
"I tell you "
"I tell you that yon lie!"
Khe turned, on If to toltr fenbly lo her
chair again, nnd he sprang up with n
about of horror na alio fell back heavily.
"Ornmlinolhrr!" ho cried.
"Tell iny-dcnr Hnlly that I "
It iv n n nil over, mid Irnurdr took n
deeper shade unto llaolf from thnt hour.
(IriiiidmotliiT nnatbell wna dead!
(To bo cnnllnuid.)
CROWS LEAHN TO FI8H.
TutiKbt by (Julia, Tlley Hnvo Now He'
Keu Ihoao crown dying; low over tho
wnter out thero?" aald ll Banta ra
rullroiul conductor the othur day, nH
lila train wna HpeedliiK iilong near tho
IJIilnltien river, below Jollet. "They
nro thu sninrtoit birds you ever aaw.
I've been wiitcblng thru) for year,
nml nil others will havu to tako a
low er perch when they nro around.
.Mnybe you think those crowe nro
Just flyliiK nlMiut for tho fuu of It.
Diet la, they nro very lituy. 'Ibcy'ro
fishing;, nnd they bnvu thu petrels,
gulls, nnd hnwks bent at their own
Knino. Never neuru or crown mat
flab? Wu can't atop nml watch lira,
but If wu could you'd scu I nm right.
'It's n new Industry, so to speak,
with thnn. Two years ago n crow
didn't know n thing; about the pisca
torial art. Hut when tho drulnngo
canal was opened Ihe K'llli followed It
from l.nko Michigan, nml they have
taught the crown how to catch a nlco
shiner. Now tho river alone hero Is
almost black with crow, as you can
aco for yourself.
When tho gulls first appeared here
abouts and flow over tho wntcr look
ing for fish tho crows ant on tho trees
nml waited until tho lako fowl had
made n cntiii. Then tho crow would
swoop down from tho tree and chasu
the KUll until It dropped tho llsli.
Very often the null would get away,
nnd the crow would hnvo to fly back
hungry. They nro wiser now, nnd not
inly do their own llshlng, but they
hnvo driven moat of Ihe gulls away.
"I've seen crowa by the dozen sitting
In theso low trees wntchlng tho gulls
skim alowly down tho river. Kvcry
time gull would dip Into tho wnter
tho crows would strike after It nnd
nib It of the prey.
"When the gulls left tho valley tho
crows began llshlng for themselves.
Tho only trouble with them waa they
couldn't fly slow enough, and they
didn't eoom to want to tako to tho
water when they saw n fish. They
h.ivo got bravely over that now. They
sit on floating boards or Ico nnd keep I
ni. nl. tlm li'Jllfir noil will cnfcti'
two flah while n gull Is catching one.
"Homo peoplo say that n bird lenrns
only by Instinct to do n thing like this,
but this Is a enso whoro tho crows
havo been taught by other birds. They
nro tho champion fishers of tho Den
plalnes vnlloy, and I wouldn't bo sur
prised If they would tench all tho
other crows until they will become
known as watnr fowl. It'll bo pretty
bard to teach 'em to swim but they've
got the fighting art down to a lino
point." Chicago Inter-Ocean.
THE SHOE RAO. IN LONDON.
The Only Illt or Vnnkao Bline-Hllllllnur
Mellioila Introduced There Yet.
Now Yorkers who go to Iindon nro
nlwnys surprised nt the elementary
methods of tho street bootblacks who
still carry the traditional box nud
expect their patrons to lean against a
wall until their shoes aro cleaned.
This kind has practically disappeared
III New York, but London Is still Ig
norant of any better.
Hut progress Is not altogether un
known nmnng tha London bootblacks,
and they have recently takeu to what
Is regnnled as an Aiuorlcau Innova
tion. This Is thu rag with which tho
llunl polish Is given to shoes. Only
tho most enterprising of tho boys havo
taken to this Improvement, which they
proudly describe as nu Importation
"I hnvo often thought that thero
would bo nmplo return for ntiy man
with the cournge to establish boot
black rooms In London," said a Now
Yorker, who has Just returned to this
country, "for at present thero nre no
such conveniences to bo enjoyed there.
Situated In the right part of Loudon,
n hoothlacklug room, In my opinion,
would make a fortune for Its proprie
tor. "To-day tho average Londoner who
has been brought up with tho Idea of
having his nhoes denned by tho cham
bermaid at home or a smalt boy In tho
street, has no conception of tho com
fort of the American boolblacklug
methods." Now York Htm.
In Norway, where superb coffeo Is
made, a bit of butler Is added to tho
lienns while they nro rousting In thu
covered shovel used thero for that pur
pose. In Trance, as well, a pleco of
butter the slzo of a walnut Is put with
three pounds of coffee beans, and also
a dessertspoonful of powdered sugar.
This brings out both flavor and scent,
and, moreover, gives the slight cnriimel
tnsto which will bo remembered na a
pleasing pnrt of French coffee.
Desplto laws ngnlust adulteration,
"ullvo oil" Is secured from tho cotton
plant, marmalade from tho turnip, nnd
cherry Jolly from tho foot of a calf.
If you havo a bad headacho rub
slices of lomou nlong tho tomple. Tho
pain will not bo long In disappearing,
or nt least In growing easier to bear.
Tell neither of your own fnults nor
thoso of others.
"Thankee, I won't,"
tiru'i' liing lln tnhli'
QIJJ IJCDUKT OF FUN.
HUMOflOUB 8AYIUQ0 AND DO.
INOO HCHE AND THEIIE.
Jokea uii.l Jokelela Unit Are Hiippoant
to lluve Ikon llcu ntly Horn- Hiiylnua
noil IIoIhuh Hint Are Old, Ciirluua unit
I.iiiiuIimIiIc- liic Week lliuoor.
"Ken hero!" cried tho merchant,
"mhii. nm la KlvliiK nwny our KerrntH."
"I'll bet H' Hint yomiK Illiticora you
took In na cli-rk," aald thu Junior part
ner. "Impoaallile! lie cornea of ono of
our lnnt fiiuillli-a. lie luia In bis volDD
tlio IiIikiiI of crent "
"That'll Jitnt It. 'Illooil will tnll,'
you know." I'liiludelphla Public
IIo How I iiilmlro Mlaa Oldham's
rnlinin'iui. Hhv never Iowa hor self
poaaoaalon. Hlii.-Tlwit' right, nml If abo doesn't
get liuay rltirlnit Icnp year I'm afraid
kho novcr will.
Teacher Tommy, what Is a trust
Tummy It's n bunch of men sur
rounded by other peoplo's money.
"I hope," anld the visiting person
"thnt when you get out of this plnco
you'll havo n higher aim in llfo than
"I don't know nliout that," replied
prisoner .No. fill I. "I did try porch
climbing for a while, but thero wasn't
much In it."
Ahklnu Too Much,
"My deur," snid Ardupp, "I have
mndo a llttlo preparation for your fu
ture. Hud my life Insured for $5,Xjij
"(ill. how thoughtful of you, John,
extiiilmed Mra. A. "And can I get the
money right away?"
r". Mo Clinucc for n Hhortuiie,
"Whnt puzzles you?"
"lib, I wns Just wondering what
kind uf nn excuso tho Iceman will give
for putting up prices next summer."
Ciitlne nml Ktrcct
The editor umlltil broadly.
"Mood Joke, Isn't It?" said tho would-
be humorist who had handed It In.
"Sure," replied tho blue pencil
manipulator; "I laugh every tlmo I
too It." Chicago News.
An Othcro See U.
"I never would havo proposed to my
wife," said KnpecU with a sigh long
drawn out, "but one moonlight night I
simply lost control of myself."
"1 see," 6nid his friend llif Ulna, "and
you have neier bivn able to regain It"
Onve Kooui for Imnulnntion.
Ixird Mort liuged Ah, dnr-darllng,
now my solUitnu 1ms awnnged with
your father for our tnnrrluge, look at
me, dearest, nnd sny you lovo me.
Lucy Uuldrocks I can sny It easier
without looking, m'lord.
Prospective Ptirchnser I sco you
advertise n special Inducement la en
gagement rings. What U It?
Jeweler Well, wo guarantee to re
purchase any ring wo sell wlthlu six
months. Chicago News.
Itlulit In Line for Uxpcnae,
Mrs. Casey The dochtor says yo
hor nppciidlkltls, Tim.
Mr. Cai-ey Och, Nornh, Nornh!
whoy wor ye so foolish as to show him
yuro bank book? Judge.
Wmitci! u Mourner.
Tho lawyer wus drawing up Kn
"I hereby bequeath nil my property
to my wife," dictated Knpeck, "Got
"Yes," answered the attorney.
"On condition," eoullnucd Knpeck,
"that sho muriied tignln within u
"Hut why that condition?" asked the
man of luw.
"llecause," nnswered tho meek and
lowly teslutor," I want somebody to
bo sorry that I died. Seo?"
In Literary Lniiil,
"Your new book must bo a great
"I'm sure It Is. My publisher writes
that bo's going to Kuropu next week."
"Well, no lias promisee. 10 let mo suu
him off." Atlanta constitution.
It All Ilepcuda.
IfU yOll UCIICIU in nuwuii ..ii....mi.-,
Mr. HUmpurso?" nskeil tho fair dl
I "Well or that depends," replied
tho cautious Mr. S. "How much er
1 alimony did you get out of your first?"
Hlicrlock Onto II U Job, '
The modern Hherloi k was trying to
llml out if Hie iiilxslng glil had a suit
"Hhow me her gloves," be command
The gloves wero brought forward.
"Ah." said Mucrlock, "one glovo wns
never worn- nt all, and that shows she
had an engagement ring on her ringer."
"No," prolesled th lody customer,
"I don't want those shoos. Tho solos
nro too thick."
"Is that the only objection?" aikcd
tho diplomatic clerk.
"Yes," sho admitted.
"Then I'd advise you to take them,
mndnm," ho continued. "I can assure
you that your objection will soon wear
An Other Hco Us,
Her And do you really think my
now portrait looks llko mo?
Him Yos, It rcnlly does, I'm sorry
Ciitiau iiiul llircct,
lie Havo you noticed how happy
Miss nidcrlelgh looks this evening? I
wonder If aim Is engaged?
Khe No, It Isn't that She has quit
wearing tight shoes.
ndyth Why do you doubt Mr. Slow
man's sincerity? Ills voice has an hon
Maytne Yes, but that Isn't the kind
of ring I'm looking for.
"Oh, I'vo found n grand Intelligence
olllrc," said Mrs. Van Albert.
"Charge you 1 for one cook?" asked
"One? Why, they agreed to let me
hove four cooks for J3.08." Chicago
Just n Pointer.
"Why did you yell out when you sat
on Itovcr?" asked tho pretty girl. "Ho
didn't blto you."
"No." chuckled the silly young man
"but bo's a sharp dog."
Mutter nf Choice.
Wiggins I understand your uncle
died of a complication of diseases.
Muggins Dthcr that or a compllca
lion of doctors, t m not sure which It
Two of u Kind.
Lady (to applicant) Yes, I need a
good cook. How old are you?
Janc auure. mum, nn' It's naytber
av us asil ivver see 40 agin.
A TrilHiiK Matter.
"Why, Willie, I'm ashamed of you
for being sent homo tho second day of
school. I suppose you broke ono of
the teacher"s rules?"
"No'ui. I broge her glasses this
Family A flair.
Jack Gayboy I'm going to kiss
Miss Huddlets Don't you dare; I'll
Jack Gayboy Ob, neTer mind; I
kissed her In tho ball as I came In.
Didn't Like lilm.
Blox nut Is your private opinion
of old Juggernot?
Knox Well, he's Just tho man I'd
llko to see my mother-in-law marry."
Little Willie Hay, pa,
Pa Hcally, I don't know, my son,
unless It's a spinster with money.
"Let me show you some Japanese
brlc-n-brac," said the clerk In the big
"Oh, no," responded the man with
tht fierce mustache. "I'm a Itusslan
sympathizer. Don't want anything
"Oh, you needn't worry. All this
was made In the United States." Chi
A Better Combination.
Jenkins What's this talk about
your applying to the Legislature to
havo your name changed to Montmor
ency? Snlftklns My wife objects to "SnlfT
klns." Jenkins Huh! she was glad enough
to tako that name when she married
Snlffklns Yes, but we've got a baby
boy now that wo'vo called "Claude,"
and my wife wants n prettier name
than "Snlffklns" to go with it Phila
delphia Public Ledger.
"What tonic do you tako In the
"Say tho spring let-up ou the coal
pllo Is tonic enough for me."
Itarcat of Known Fruits.
Tho Ulund of Jolo, covers fully 320
square miles. It Is of coral formation
nnd offers n moat excellent harlior to
tho west. In topography it Is gently
undulating nnd covered throughout Its
cntlro length by the rankest tropical
vegetation, vnluablo tenkwood being
found extensively throughout tho en
tiro district. Nowhere In tho world
nro moro luscious fruits produced.
Among those peculiar to this belt
Is tho durlan, which la nbout tho slzo
of n muskmelon. Its exterior presents
somowhat the appearance of a chest
nut burr, being prickly and tough!
within tho fruit Is white nud cheeso'
llko, and owing to this peculiarity tho
American soldiers dubbed It tho "vege
Tho mangostcen Is another of tho
rnro fruits. It Is the size of an aver'
ago orange, chocolato colored and has
n very brittle skin. Insldo four whlto
soctlons contain n colorless liquid. This
Is tho rarest fruit known, nnd tho only
ono. so It Is claimed, that Queen VlC'
torla had nover tasted, there being no
way of preserving tho fruit for a sum
clout period after plucking to permit
of shipping to any distance. Scientific
Te silliness of Iho In. ml Hen Is nt-
trlbuted by W Akrnyd In considerable.
degree to air borne suit from tho Med
Hxnoslng nuro oil of turpentine
mixed with one per cent of oil of lav
ender Is the finest of all slmplo metli
cal for purifying tho air of a stuffy
Leather railway ties aro mado hy
grinding scrap leatlier very fine, sub
jecting to n refining process, and com
pressing to different grades of hard
nesa In a moulding machine.
A Ilrltlsh naturalist suggests that
tho deitructlon of animal llfo by heavy
rains has received too llttlo attention.
Tho mortality among Insects and all
mall animals is certainly very great.
In a Into experiment In Switzerland
a Scotch boiler was found to be 1.VJ
degrees C. hotter at tho upper part
than at tho lower part, and the tern
peratures changed but slightly after
two hours. As this peculiarity Is a
chief objection to this form of genera
tor, a tout of other boilers Is desired.
Tha Fuel Hullders. These are the
ferns, which In the carboniferous perl
oil attained a rank growth. Tho spores
of the ferns, found on the under sides
of tho leaves, which answer the pur
pose of seeds, form a brown dust and
this dust heated and compressed, com
poses great masses of coal. Jet Is also
another work of these uttie mnmers.
A new luminous fungus has been for
warded lo Huropo from Tahiti. It Is
said to omit at night a light resembling
that of tha glow worm, wblcli it re
tains for a period of twenty-four hours
after having been gathered, and It Is
used by the native women In bouquets
of flowers for personal adornment In
the hair and dress. It Is believed to
grow on the trunks of trees.
According to a recent pamphlet by
an Italian doctor, a suro way of re
storing life In cases of syncope Is to
hold tho patient's tongue firmly. After
two other doctors had worked for an
hour without result over a young man
who was apparently drowned, he thrust
a spoon Into tho patient's mouth,
seized tho tongue, and worked It vio
lently until the patient gave signs of
Considering the possible Influence of
alcohol unon human evolution. Dr.
Harry Campbell assumes that such clv
lllzatlons aa tho3a of Habylon and
Egypt may date back thirty thousand
years and that agriculture by migra
tory tribes may extend back thirty
thousand years more, but concludes
that tho use ot alcohol as a beverage
has not been known more than ten
thousand years. Ho finds no reason to
believe that, as was suggested some
years ago, the discovery of fermented
liquor gave the first civilizing quicken
ing to the brain of npo-maii
Observations as to the height of the
aiurnal sea breeze are few In number.
albeit of considerable Importance. By
means of a captive balloon, sent up
from Coney Island a number of years
sgo. It was found that tho average
height at which the cool Inflow from
tha ocean was replaced by tho upper
warm outflow from the land was from
five to six hundred feet At Toulon,
In 1S33, the height of tho sea breeze
was found to be about thirteen hun
dred feet and a distinct off-shore cur
rent was found between .nineteen and
twenty hundred feet More recently
1003 on the west coast of Scotland,
Dines, using kites, had noted that the
kites would not rise above fifteen hun
dred feet on sunny afternoons, when
the on-shore breeze was blowing.
ONCE SAVED ELKINS' LIFE.
West Virginian Iteecued from Peril by
Bandit Colo Younger.
Senator Elklns, of West Virginia,
talked for tho first time the other day
of his lato meeting with Cole Younger,
the Missouri bandit, recently released
from the Minnesota penitentiary. It
Jeveloped that Younger camo to Wash
ington to enlist the Influence of Sena
tor Elklns and other prominent public
men who showed Interest In his affairs,
In an effort to get tho terms of his
parolo from the Minnesota pardon
board modified In important particu
lars. Younger claimed that the condi
tions imposed upon him as a "ticket of
leavo man" form such a handicap that
ho Is practically debarred from making
i living In any legltimato way.
Many versions havo been given of
tho manner in which Younger saved
the llfo of Senator L'lUlus in Missouri
nearly a half a century ago, but Sena
tor Elklns says that none of them have
been accurate. The Incident occurred
just after tho fight at Independence,
Mo. Elklns says It was about 2 o'clock
In the afternoon nnd he was returning
"from seeing a girl." He was mount
;d on a good horse, had a new pair of
cowhide boots and a new broad
brimmed hat. In rounding a turn ot
the road he almost rodo Into Quan
trells' gang, The particular portion of
the organization which took him pris
oner was known as "Parker's men."
Elklns says ho has always belloved
that one of tho reasons why he was
Immediately accused of being a spy
wns tho desire of some of tho rough
fellows to have his new boots, his flue
horso and his broad-brimmed lint, as
they did not hesitato to say that In
their belief such possessions were "too
good for n Ynnk." Thero was but one
man In the command that Elklns know
that was Colo Younger. Younger nnd
Elklns had lived In tho same neighbor
hood In Missouri as boys together aud
Colo declared that Elklus had a father
and brother lu tho Confederate army
and It was Impossible that ho could bo
Elklns said: "I told Younger to stay
mighty closo to mo, as I did not llko
the looks of tho fellows who surrouua.
ed mo and tho way they talked to mo
when they told me to sit down on a
big walnut log nlongsldo tho road. Colo
said ho ncvor had a man before or
slnco qulto so respectful to him. I Iiv
slstcd upon him standing lu front of
mo all tho time. It wns a good thing,
too, because there was no question
that if It had not been for Younger's
deUrmlucd attitude and his announce-
xi i . . Lr . mjl
menl that ho would Inki X shot ni Iht
fellow who harmed mo while tho lend
ers wero disposing of my cno I doubt
If the Hlnto of West Virginia would
ever have been sblo tn nvnll Itself ot
my services. Colo said It wns not true,
Hint they wanted my boots and horac,
but they wero greatly enraged becanso
tho day beforn they captured mo Par.
Ker, inelr lender, ana old man uiiristO'
pher had been killed.
They wero bont
EXPERIMENTS ON THE DRAIN.
lilcctrlclty Ta Not llunixeroiia When n
Mild Current la Ua.,1.
Experiments on tlm brain of a living
subject with electric currents hnvo
been comparatively rare, as there has
prevailed among physicians and phy
siologists tho Idea that such a course
of expcrlmoiibitloii was extremoly dan
gerous, Thero havo recently beeu
published, however, records of somo
experiments carried on by M. 8, Leduc,
with tho object of using thu electric
current to produco sleep and of study
ing Its effect on tho hrnln generally. In
early experiments It was shown that
tho brnln Is tho best conductor of elec
tricity In the human body, being nbout
3,000 times more conducting than mus
cle. It was also observed that when
continuous current wns paseed
through the head from one ear to the
other, that tho sensation of giddiness
was produced nnd that objects ap
peared to revolve In the same direc
tions as the current flowed. Howovcr,
when the electrodes are placed on tha
forehead and neck and the current sent
from back to front the effects are In
nocuous so long as a mild current Is
used, and In some cases may be bene
ficial. According to M. Iduc, the most
satisfactory current Is one of four mil
llamperes at thirty volts, which Is
broken or Interrupted 100 times a sec
ond for nine-tenths of tho period ot
Interruption. Tho first effect noted
was the disappearance of the faculty
of speech, after which followed tha
loss of the motor faculties. Under or
dinary conditions there Is no affection
of the respiration or pulse unless tho
current Is increased, and then It may
cease. Th: patient Is snid to awaken
Instantaneously from the electric sleep
and to experience a feeling of refresh
ment POINTER FOR FLAT BUILDERS.
Why Not Adopt Bom Hpace-Barlnsr
Dcvlcca of bill pa?
"It Is a wonder somo of your New
York builders don't borrow Ideas la
economizing space from shipwrights,"
said an English architect who came
over In the Cedrlc, to a New York
Press man. "We are beginning to put
up small apartments In London and
somo of the big midland cities now.
So far British builders have not been
so badly cramped for room as tha
builders ot soma apartments I have
seen tn New York, but wo may coma
"Tho strict economy of spaco In
even the best cabins ot tho modern
Atlantic liners Is a revelation to an
architect who has never made a study
of It Fixed sofas in odd corners that
can bo made into a comfortable berth
In a Jiffy, washstands that fold up and
disappear without any fuss or mess.
racks for stowing away small things
that always seem to disappear when
they open, are Just as essential In a
small apartment as they are aboard
"The average outside cabin on a
liner Is smaller than the average bed
room In a bachelor apartment There
are more conveniences In It when tho
cabin steward has opened everything
out But after staying for one week
In the guest chamber of a fashionable
bachelor apartment near Broadway
and Greeley square I felt a sense ot
expansion when I went down to tha
steamer to choose a cabin for my re
Frankly Owned Ills Fault.
Although thero has been complaint
of late about a growing lack of disci
pline in the ranks of the Fronch nrmy,
the demoralization has not, It Is be
lieved, progressed seriously, as the fol
lowing incidents, coming from a
French naval port, will Illustrate:
A general holding a high command
mndo his appearanco a few days ago
at the barracks ot on Infantry regi
ment, which, In obedlenco to his orders,
was promptly drawn up in the yard.
Then be explained tho reason In a
brief address. He said that as be was
walking In the town attired In mufti
on the previous day a man belonging
to tho corps, who wns tho worso for
liquor, accosted him rudely and asked
him to stand him a drink, "Let him
step out of the ranks," he concluded.
Immediately a bugler emerged, and,
saluting, said i "It Is I. mon general."
Tho Incident Is characteristic and
apropos of It ono Is reminded of such
an adventure which befell a certain
French marshal. A grenadier, who
was exasperated at some Injustice that
had been done him, pointed hla pistol
nt lilm and pulled the trigger, but It
did not go off. Without moving a
muscle, the veteran cried: "Four days
In the cells for keeping your arms In
n bad state." Tho bugler's honesty can
scarcely have failed to bo an extenua
tion of his offenso In tho eyes or tha
Bumiiioned by Name,
An exciting lover's quarrel was once,
brought about by tho young woman's
accidental reading of a tolegrnm where
in tho unfortunate lover had spoken of
bis new yacht In terms of endearment,
omitting to mention tho fact that Ger
aldlno was only a boat. A similar
blunder Is reported by a Philadelphia
There wero five passengers In tha
street car, and as It approached a
crossing tho conductor called "Will
iam!" Ono man got up and went out
"Annl" announced tho conductor, and
a woman left tho car.
Tucked away In tho corner was a
little man with a foreign-looking face.
When the conductor called "acorgol"
and another passenger alighted, tho
little man awoke to tho situation. He
rose, tiptoed down tho alslo nnd whls
perod to tho conductor!
"Boforo you calls out do name of do
lady In dero, I'll tell you I wants to
git off soon. My name Is Paul."
It's tho fresh tuau who Is opt to get
In a pickle.