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The last stroke at fight lii' out from
the old clock in the hall as SeHtnn Dysart
enters the drawing room. The extreme
diuglnes and gloom of that melancholy
apartment sinks Into him as he moves
rather discontentedly, but with man s
unfailing instinct, toward the hearth-rug
It is not all gloom, however, as he pres
ently discovers, in tbis dreary place. Some
one rises languidly from a low euair-
girl, a lovely girl, as he instantly admits
and advances about the eighth part of j
an nrrlinftrv font toward him.
They are wonderfully alike, the father
and son, and yet how wonderfully un
like. It neems impossible that with ex
pressions so utterly at variance so strong
a resemblance can exist, yet It is there.
The one, the old face, mean, cringing,
suspicious, wicked; the other, cold, honor
able, earnest and beautiful. The girl,
watching him with distrust in her eyes,
reluctantly acknowledged this last fact.
'Tut extremely sorry If I've kept you
waiting for dinner," he says, advanciug
at a quicker pace, once he sees the pretty
plrl id white, and holdinfr out his hand.
"But the fact is I was dreadfully tired
when 1 arrived, and I'm rather afraid I
"The day la warm," says she, coldly.
The likeness to his father seems clearer
to her as he speaks, and kills for her all
the charm of his face.
"Very; but I don't fancy my absurd fit
of laziness arose from that. Kather from
Die fact that I haven't had a wink of
sleep for the last two nights."
"Two nights!" says she with a faint
accession of interest. "Toothache? Sick
"Oh, no. Ball cards," returns he, con
cisely. "Ah!" says she, this time rather short
ly. "You are Grlselda, I suppose?" says
"Why should you suppose it?" asks she,
with a fuiut smile.
"True. Why should I?" returns he,
laughing. "1'erhups because," with a
steady look at her, "I have been told that
my cousin Griseldn is a person possessed
of a considerable amount of of charac
ter." "By that you menn that you have heard
Griselda is self-willed," says she, calmly.
"And as it is evideut you think 1 look the
part also, I am afraid you must prepare
yourself to meet two self-willed cousins
I am not Griselda."
If she had fancied that this announce
ment would have put him out, she is un
deceived in a moment.
"No?" says he, looking distinctly amus
ed. "There is comfort iu the thought that
I cannot again fall into error, because you
must be Vera."
"Yes, I am Vera," slowly.
"1 fear you will tind it very dull down
"Your father has been very good to us;
more than kind," Interrupt she, gently,
but with decision, "lie has given, us a
"1 should think he would be very glad
to get yon here," says he. At this mo
ment Griselda enters the room. A charm
ing Urisr-lda, lu white, like her sister, and
with a flower in her sunny hair. She
trips up to Seaton and gives him her hand
and a frank smile, that has just the cor
rect amount of coquettish shyness in It.
A man, to Griselda, no matter out of
what obnoxious tribe he may have
spruug, is always a creature to be gently
treated, smiled upou and encouraged.
"So you've come at lust to this Castle
ot Denpair," says she, saucily. "I must
ear, you took time to look us up. But 1
don't blame you; life down her is too live
ly tor most. It has quite done up Vera
Tlie dismal sound of a cracked old din
ner gong breaks in at this instant on Gri
selda's speech. They all rise and cross
the hall to the dining room, but just In
side it a momentary hesitation takes
place. Dysart going to the foot of the
table. Vera stops short, as If in some
surprise, to look at him, question in her
"You will take the head of the table,
I hope," says he, in a low tone, divining
"But " quickly, and then a pause.
"If you wish it, of course," she says, with
a swift uplifting of the brows and an al
most imperceptible shrug.
iler manner somehow Irritates him.
"I wish It, certainly," says he, coldly.
"But I wish still more to see you do only
that which you like."
"1 have few likes and dislikes," replies
she, still in that utterly emotionless tone;
and sweeping past him, she seats herself
at the head of the table.
As for Griselda, the little jar In the so
cial atmosphere around her goes by un-
noticed, so overcome is she by the nn-1
wonted magnificence of the siirht before
her. a decent dinner table at Urevcourt. !
Hhe looks round her and loses herself a
little in the touch of fairyland the room
presents. It is, as it were, an echo from,
the pHst. a glimpse into the old life when
ber father still lived, that she hardly
knew was dear to her uutil she had lost
it. The glitter of the silver, the glass,
the intense perfume of the glowing Mow
er, the rich tint of the fruits, all seem
part of a dream; a sweet oue, too.
Mr. Dysart is wondering why both girls
should have taken so instantaneous a dis
like to him. As a rule, women were civil
enough; yet here were two to whom he
was an utter stranger, and aggressive
was the only word he could apply to their
looks and words, though both were stu
"Do you stay long?" asks Griselda pres
ently, looking at her cousin.
"I don't know how you may view it.
I leturn to town the day after to-morrowvery
early on that day. Whether
I must or must not work for my living
Is a thing that does uot coucern me. 1
work you will hardly believe it in this
prosaic age but I actually seek after
fame. I should like to get on in my pro
fession; to be more than a mere trifler."
"You are charming." says Griselda,
smcily. "Yon talk like a book a blue
book. But yon have not told me why
your father will not let us see anyone,
"Griselda!" say Miss Dysart. a little
sharply. She rise as she speaks, aud
Dysart opens the door for her. As
Griselda passes him he says, easily:
"I canuot tell you everything at once,
you see; but I dare say there will be time
given me. As for my father, he is ec
centric, and. I fear, hard to live with.
But if ever I can help ynu. call on me."
GriseMa gives him a smile for this, and
follows her sister into the drawing room.
"After all. he isn't half bad," she says.
wi! a little nod.
"I was right, however. Did you ever
see a' (at her and son so like?" asks Vera,
"Well. I'm off." says Griselds. poking
h-r pretty hsd into the summer house,
where Vera sits reading. It is next day.
n.l . l ,r t. .-.? .lav nn
"I'or jour ramble." says Vera, laying
down her book. "o you won t take my
advice? Verv good. Go on. and you'll
see that, you won't prosper." Her tone is
half gay, half serious. "And don't be
lentf." entreats Vera, with a sudden rush
of anxiety. "Don't, now. Yes. I'm in
deadly earnest. There is that man all
over :he p ace, let loose, as it were, for
niy d eeomf.ture. and if he turns op In
th.s part of the world I (appose I shall
have to ta.k to him.
VS.' .Y'r.rtW .11
"What a calamity!" sayfcOrisclda, with
a little feigned drooping of her month.
"In this barren wilderness even manna
may be regarded fcitb. rapture even Sea
tou! Better any luau than no man,
"So say not I, thou," with great spirit.
She has leaned forward upon her elbow,
and ber eyes are brilliant with a little
suspicion of anger. "CJive me a desert
Isluud rather than the society of a man
whom I know it will require cnly time to
teach me to detest. And how you can
him so familiarly 'Seaton,' passes
A pause! An awful pause. Who is It
that has turned the comer of the summer
house, and is looking in at them with a
curious expression round his mouth? Gri
selda is the tirst to recover.
"Isn't it absurd?" she says, smiliug
rather lamely. "But I assure you, Sea
ton, your sudden appearance quite took
away my breath. You should stamp when
you come to a house like this. The grass
all round is so thick
"Too thick!" says Dysart, with a swift
glance at Vera, who has lost all her color.
"For the future I shall try to remember.
I am very sorry I startled you." He has
addressed himself entirely to Griselda,
unless that one lightning glance of con
temptuous reproach cast at Vera could
be counted. "But I was on my way to
one of the farms, and this is the lowest,
the nearest path to It. I shall never cease
to regret" here he stops dead short, and
turns his eyes unreservedly on Vera
"that I did not take the upper one."
He makes both girls a slight bow, and
walks swiftly onward on the ' unlucky
path he bad chosen.
"Oh, Vera, do something!" cries Grisel
da, in a small agony of consternation,
clasping her hands. Vera, thus admon
ished, springs to her feet, awl, driven
half by honest shame and half by im
pulse, rushes out of the summer house
and runs after Dysart as he is fast dis
appearing through the shrubs. Reaching
him, punting and pale with agitation, she
lays her band timidly upon his arm.
"I am so grieved," she says, her charm
ing face very pained, her lips white.
"There are momenta when one hardly
knows what one says, and--"
"There are snch moment's, eertainly,"
says he, interrupting her remorselessly.
"But they can hardly be classed with
those in which the calm confidences of
one sister are exchanged with the other.
And why should you apologise? I assure
you, yon need not. I do not seek for or
desire anything of the kind."
It almost seems to her that be has
shaken her hand from bis arm, Draw
ing back, she sees him proceed upon his
way, and then returns to Griselda. ..
"I really think I hate him," says Vera,
vehemently. . The recollection of his con
temptuous glance, the way in which he
had disdained her apology above all,
that slight he had offered her when he
had displaced her hand from his arm all
rankle in her breast, and a hot flow of
shame renders her usuully pale face bril
liant. "There, never mind him," she savs.
with a little frown. "He is not staying
long, fortunately, and this episode will
bear good fruit of one sort at least. He
will not trouble me with his society while
you are away. Iow hurry, Uriselda, do."
Griselda, with a light laugh, drawn Ir
resistibly by the gorgeous loveliness of
the lights and shadows of the land below.
runs down the pathway and is soon lost
When she returns over an hour later
she discovers to her amazement, that
Vera is still in it.
"You are miserable about that wretch
ed affulr of the morning," cries Griselda.
"Never mind it. If you will come to din
ner I promise you to do all the talking,
and as it has to be endured I do entreat
you to keep tip your spirits."
"Oh, yes. There isn't a decent chance
of escape," says Vera, wearily.
'"Sh!" cries Griselda, softly, putting
up her hand; the -sound of coming foot
steps, slow, deliberate footsteps purpose
ly made heavier, smites upon their ears.
"oGod heavens! Here he is," says
Griselda, and Indeed they have barely
time to put on a carefully unconscious
demeanor, when Senton Dysart darkens
the door of the summer bouse, and looks
coldly down on them.
"They told me I should find you here,"
he says, speaking to Vera. "I have come
to say good-by." -
"But surely you are not going so soon
not before amner, not to-night; cries
Griselda, thunderstruck by this solution
of their difficulty, and a little sorry, too.
"I am going now. Good-by," holding
out his hand to her with a determination
not to be changed. Griselda lakes it and
shakes it genially, nay, warmly. His lui
mor is decidedly hostile, and if be ac-
ouaints the old father or their incivility
Anything to propitiate him, all tolls her-
self' wi" be ,he correct thing, and she
grow positively friendly toward him,
.nd beams upon him with gentle entreaty
" lur y
"If you must go, do us one service
first," she says. "Do you see that rose?"
a rather unkempt and straggling speci
men of ita kind that trails in unadmired
disorder just outside the door. "It has
bullied me many a time, but yon are tall,
oh, taller than most; will you lift these
awkward tendrils, aud press them back
She is smiling divinely at him, a smile
that Tom Peyton would have given sov
eral years of bis life to possess; but Dy
salt is disgracefully unmoved by it, and,
refusing to return it, steps outside, and,
with a decidedly unwilling air, proceeds
to lift the drooping tendrils and reduce
them to order.
Griselda, naturally a girl of great re
source, seizes the opportunity she has
herself provided. Catching .Vera's arm,
she draws ber back out of sight.
"Now's your time!" she says. "Say
something. IK) something. It doesn't
matter what, but for heaven's sake
smooth him down one way or another! If
you don't you'll have the old man down
upon us like"
"1 can't," gasps Vera, fearfully.
"You must," iuslsts Griselda, sternly
"It's impossible to know what sort of
man he is. If revengeful, be eaa play
old Harry with us!"
Without waiting to explain what par
ticular game this may mean, or the full
significance thereof, she steps lightly out
side and gazes with undisguised rapture
upon Dysai t's work.
Dysart returns to the summer house
with all the nianuer of one in mad baste
to be gone. It is merely a part of an un
pleasaut whole, he tells himself, that be
must first say a chillingly courteous word
or two of farewell to the girl who has
openly declared toward bim such an un
"I am afraid." says Vera, speaking
with cold precision, as one delivering her
self of an nnloved lesson, "that yon are
going away thus abruptly because ot
what you beard me say this morning.
"You are right. That is why linp-
ing, replies Dysart.dtalmly.
"Yes?" in a chilling tone, and with
faintly lifted brows. "I regret exceed
iugly that I should have so unfortunates?
oCtend yon, but to go for that it all
sounds a little trivial, don't you think T
"Not by rning. I think. I don't see how
I can do otherwise. Why should 1 make
you uncomfortable? But yon may rail
it trivial if yon tike, to talk of detesting
a man you have ouly seen for an hour
or two, and who la those hour " He
pauses. "Did I make myself so specially
objectionable?" demands he, abruptly,
turning to her with something that is
s-m-cly auger, but as surely entreaty. In
his eyes. , . (
,"A4 I, told you before," indifferently,
"one says foolish tbiogs now and then."
Would you have me believe you did
not really mean what you said?"
"I would not have you believe any
thing," returns slie naughtily. "1 only
think It a pity that you should curtail
your visit to your father because a
chance remark of mine that cannot pos
sibly affect yoi in any way." , u
"Is that how you look at It?"
"Is there any other way? Why should
you care whether or not I detest you I,
whom you saw for the first time yester
day?" Vby, indeed!" He regards her ab
sently, as if trying te? work out In' his
own npud the answer to this question,
aud then, suddenly:
"Nevertheless, I do care," he aaya,
with a touch of vehemence. "It la the
injustice of it to which I object. You
hud evidently determined beforehand to
show me no grace. I defy you to deny
it! Come, can you?"
Miss Dysart is silent. The very Im
petuosity of bis accusation has deadened
her power to reply, and besides, is there
not truth in it? Had she not prejudged?
"By the bye," he sdjs, "I am afraid
you will have to put op with me for a
few hours every week. I shall promise
to make them as short aa 1 possibly can.
But my father likes to see me every sev
eu day or so, and I like to see him. Do
you think," a slight smile crossing his
face, "you will be able to live through
"I have lived through a good many
things," say Vera,- her dark eyes aflame.
"That gives you a chance here; prac
tice makes perfect. I am sorry to be
obliged to Inconvenience you so far, but
if I stayed away, I am afraid my father
might want to know why. He might
even be so? absurd as to miss me."
"Why should you take it for granted
that I desire your absence?" cries Vera,
her voice vibrating with anger. ; "Come,
remain, or stay away -forever what is It
to me?" ... ,. '-.
And It was thns that they parted.
, (To be continued.) "
German Mother of Tea Did It
Her "Von Little Nap."
v The secret of prolonged youth or a
part of the secret seems to be reveal
ed In"' the modified form of "restcure"
described by Clarissa Sergeant in Har
per's Bazar. She pictures a little Ger
man woman, the mother of ten chil
dren. She was as fresh In color as a girl,
her hair without a touch of gray, her
face without a wrinkle, and she felt, I
am sure, as she certainly looked, far
younger than I. So I asked her, Anal
'How do you keep so fresh and
young with all your great family?"
She looked at me a moment, and
then laughed ber merry little laugh.
You aee," she said, "I haf my von
little naps." '
Your what?" I asked, puzzled to un
'My von little naps," she repeated.
But tell me, I do not understand,"
'Vy so," she said, In her pretty
broken English, "aboud twelf o'clock,
or maybe von or maybe two, as you
like Is besser, I takes de baby, vlch
ever lss de baby, and I goes to de room
aud takes my naps."
"But If the baby won't sleep at that
time?" I objected.
She shrugged her shoulders. "Oh, be
sleep all right"
"But there are so many things to do
while the baby sleeps," I went on.
"I vll haf my naps," was her smiling
'But," I urged, "supposing some
thing happens to the other - children
while you and the baby are asleep?"
Then she did stare at me.
"There could not noting happen to
dose children vorse dan I not get my
von little naps," she said, Indignantly.
I gave It up. This closed the argu
ment. And the writer hands on the advice
to all other tired mothers to try the
little naps, even If It upsets to a de
gree methodical housekeeping. Method
Is good, but If It comes to be a whip
which makes rest Impossible, It should
be dropped. r
.' r Not to Be Balked.
A comparison made by an old car
penter twenty years ago may be ap
plied In a much wider sense than be
had In mind. He was speaking of two
boys, brothers, who had been sent to
him to learn the trade.' They were
bright boys, and their father, In telling
the carpenter of his pleasure at their
progress in their work, said he could
not see but one hand bad done just as
well as the other.
"TJra-m!" said the carpenter. "I pre
sume to say their work looks about of
a piece, but I'll tell you the difference
betwixt those two boys. You give Ed
Just the right tools, and he'll do a real
good Job; but Cy, If he hasn't got what
he needs, he'll make bis own tools, and
say nothing about It.
"If I was caBted on a desert Island
and wanted a box opened, I should
know there'd be no use asking Ed to do
It, without -I 'could point him out a
VBut Cyt" added the old carpenter,
with a snap of his fingers. "The lack
of a hammer wouldn't stump that boy!
He'd have something rigged up and
that box opened, If there was any open
to It! I expect Cy's going to march
ahead of Ed all his life."
Twenty years have proved the truth
of the words, for while the boy who
"made bis own tools" It rich, his broth
er Is still an ordinary workman.
Hen Didn't Have to Work.
Thackeray's "Book of Snobs," com
prehensive though It Is, would have
been broadened and enriched by this
anecdote, which Is Indefinitely credited
to "an English newspaper:"
A young woman of Sheffield came In
to a fortune and promptly hunted up a
country house, where she played the
role of chatelaine to the manner born
according to her own Ideas of the part.
One day some of her old-time friend
came to see her, and she condescended
to show them all over the place.
"What beautiful chlckensf exclaim
ed the visitors, when they came to the
"Yes. All prize birds!" haughtily ex
plained the hostess.
"Do they lay every day?"
"Oh, they could, of course; but"
grandiloquently, "In our position It
Isn't necessary for them to do so."
Tbe girl had just expressed her In
tention ef resigning to be married.
"Well," said her employer, bitterly,
"If the young man needs a typewriter
wor40than 1 do, I soppose It's all
"He doesn't," she replied pOmptly.
"but he need a housekeeper worse
than you do a typewriter." Phlladj
At men are said to lead live and fol-
low occupation, tbe performance a
whole would appear tobtt game of
Purtoalty I on of the form, of feral-
nine bravery. Victor Hugo,
KATING, say the men who deal In
?S skates and skating shoes, tippets
l-' aud other things which skaters re
quire, has take decided upward turn
In the last few years. Skates were never
before so cheap. Fifteen years ago the
boy who bad a pair of "club" skates,
which fastened with the magic clamp and
had -none of the heartbreaks of heel
plate and toe straps, was looked upon
with veneration and awe by his comrades.
The skates came high and most of the
boys had to content themselves with look
ing at them through the windows of the
stores. Now the strap skate is long since
banished and the "full club" skate can
be bought for 20 cents a pair. Of course
the dealers do not recommend the quarter
skates to be full tempered steel, but they
have the patent attachment for heel and
toe and that satisfies the average small
This year the sporting goods houses are
showing a more complete liue of so-called
racing skates than ever before, says the
Chicago Chronicle. Year after year those
who go in for the sport have observed
that the fast fellows, the racers who
break records, wore long, thln-bladed
skates, some running as high as elghteeu
or twenty inches in length. These were
gradually taken up by skaters who had
no desire to go out after records, but
who wanted to be iu the swim, and now
they are quite the thing.
But in feminine eyes, as usual, the
question of the skates themselves 1 of
secondary importance to the unending one
of costume. What to wear on the Ice is
what bothers most of the girls who go
in for skating. Many of the modistes are
showing pretty skating costumes which
will be worn at the rinks of the skating
clufcs, where society goes gliding. How-
TRICKS OF RACING MEN.
Various Methods used to Affect ths
Running of Horses.
Horse racing ou'eis so many oppor
tunities to gain uurnlr advantage with
the promise of large financial returns
that unscrupulous men are always to
be found who are willing to risk dis
covery and disgrace for the chonce of
reaching the coveted prize. This has
always been so, and they will be ottl
cluls of rare wisdom who In the future
can make it Impossible.
Turf scandals have been known ever
since horses were tirst brought Into
speed contests. Bridles with poison
on the bits have accounted for many
defeats of splendid thoroughbreds by
Inferior animals. This Is a crude meth
od, however, and Is now seldom resort
ed to even by those of the most brutal
lustlncts. At one time a trainer wish
ing to accomplish a coup lu the hotting
ring would select a thoroughbred
known to be capable and enter hliu for
a race In the running of which he would
wear what are known as boots on the
These boots would be heavily weight
ed with shot, and would so anchor the
horse's feet that he would show far
beneath his true worth. This operation
might be repeated until a time would
come when a raid would be made upon
the bookmakers ("layers of odds" they
are now called). With the wagers prop
erly made the heavy boots would be
removed aud the thoroughbred would
run away from horses that had pre
viously defeated him with ease.
This came to be looked upon as a
clumsy method, fraught with unneces
sary danger. Then a scheme was cre
ated for using soft metal between the
hoof and the shoe. Loss of speed would
result and the reversal would come
after the horse hud been reshod in n
proper manner. Vigilant racing offi
cials soon discovered the secret of this
piece of dishonesty, and It, too, became
It was nearly a decade ago that mys
terious 8toi les began to be told about
saddles with electric battery attach
ments, and the wonderful speed devel
oped by their use. A few such saddles
have been made and used, but not
many. I be drugging of horses was
tuuud to be sater aud more effective.
Drenching was first resorted to. Just
before being sent to the starting post
the horse was given a dose, carefully
estimated as to quantity, of whisky,
brandy, or some similar liquor. The
result would bo a stimulation of
strength and speed, unless an overdose
was given or the start was so long de
layed that the effect wore away.
In either of the lust uamed circum
stances the liquor would accomplish
Just the opposite of what was desired.
This method of drenching Is still some
times resorted to, although it Is now
looked upon as crude. At one time the
Jockey Club ruled against It and pun
ished all offenders vigorously. Now It
is regarded more leniently, and some
owners "drench" their horses, without
any attempt to keep their methods se
cret Almost every dishonest trainer has
his own favorite drug and his own
method of administering It. Horsed
tuat Butter because or weakness or sore
ness of the forelegs receive local appli
cations of anesthetics that result in
their hammering along over a hard
track without feellug the pain that
would be theirs hud they not received
the attention of the veterinary surgeon.
In defense of this practice the argu
ment is advanced that the thorough
bred has been saved unnecessary pain.
The crime lies iu the act of running
horse tbut Is physically unfit to com
pete. Kucalne Is the drug now generally
used as an anesthetic to be applied to
the forelegs. Bandages are wrapped
about the legs above the ankle Joiut
and these are saturated with the drug
about forty-five minutes before the
time set for the race. The ordinary
process of absorption accomplishes the
A horse o lame that he can hardly
hobble will go prancing to the post a
tnougn ne una never known a pain.
He Is not In a condition to protect him
self, and la In great danger of breaking
a leg. Such an accident often happen
after eucalne has been administered
Oue of the tragedies that cost the life
of a promising Jockey Is generaly be-
lie ed to nave been due to the deaden
ing effect produced upon the forelegs of
the lad mount by eucalne. It la al
most Impossible to use bandage upon
the hind lega. for which reason a spray
of ether, cocaine, and eucalne la used.
These methods are not Intended to In
crcti -t speed, but merely to render the
thoroughbred oblivious to pain.
For the purpose of increasing speed a
preparation, of which cocaine la the
ma,n Ingredient la used, being; admin
ktered bvpoderuilcally. The Injection
u often ma1 of the Jaw. From
j Point tbe drug It taken up more
! rapiuiy a on, a quicker etlect I obtained.
tborougbWed are Just a. susceptible
SKATING AGAIN BECOMING A
to the drug habit as are human Deings.
When a horse has run a couple of races
under the effect of cocaine or any other
stimulant it Is Impossible Tor hlni to
do himself justice unless he has had
the Injectlou, which renews bis vigor.
Methods of drugging to Increase
speed have been here described. To
produce the opposite effect It Is only
necessary, as has been pointed out, to
neglect the use of the stimulant to
which the thoroughbred has beeu ac
customed. In case the horse is not
what is knowu as a "dope fiend" It is
possible to render him slow and slug
gish by the administration of lauda
num. This is not often done.
No attempt is ever made to conceal
the fact that a horse has been "nerved."
That means that a thoroughbred with a
hoof diseased beyond cure passes under
the surgeon's knife. The nerves In the
leg are cut aud the animal then mny
run for a time without pain. Inevit
ably the hoof begins to rot, and In time
It simply drops off. On race tracks
"DOTING" A HORSK
horses have more than once been seen
hobbling borne on three legs, having
thrown off a foot In the effort to. lie
first under the wire.
THE RIGHT TO VOTE.
In England It Is Withheld from Many
There are many full-fledged English
citizens who are disqualified from
membership In Parliament and from
taking any part lu parliamentary elec
tions. Thus all peers of the realm (ex
cept these Irish peers wbo do uot hap
pen to have been elected for life to
represent their order in the House of
Lords), are barred from the exercise of
franchise. Ko, too, are police otiiciais,
blgb and low; they neither have a vote
nor are they eligible. Ineligibility to
Parliament extends to the Anglh-un
clergy, to Scottish Presbyterian minis
ters, and to the Roman Catholic priest
hood. Undischarged bankrupts, and
those convicted of felony, aud who
have not completed their sentences,
and are merely freed on tickets of
leave are likewise disqualified from
election to Parliament; ao. too. are
young men under the age of 21. and
persona who. having been Judicially de
clared Insane, have not been legally
restored to tbelr civic rights and privi
leges. Insanity, however, does not
constitute any disqualification In the
case of the upper bouse of Parliament
Lunatic are permitted to take part in
the divisions In the gilded chamber,
and at the time when the Irish borne
rule bill, enacted by the House of Com
mons, was defeated by the Hone of
Lords, do les than three crazy peer
were brought down to Westminster by
their keepers from the Insane asylums
In which they were held mirier r
J stralnt. and voted a hereditary Ie?:
..tor. aga.ns, home rule being g:.nte,l
AN UNEXPECTED RESURRECTION
ArsaenUa Left for Dead Comet to Life
A few weeks ago an Armenian, while
w.lklug In tbe bazaar of AJuna. In
Asia Minor, fell on the pavement In a
lit Tbe peuple In b!a vicluuy. tnJ.ng
him miconcU,u. ent ror the uiuulcl-
POPULAR WINTER SPORT.
' 1 sRlU
pnl physician, who examined him and
certified that he was dead.
He was recognized as being an Ar
menian, so his body was handed over
to the authorities of a neighboring Ar
menian church. There was not enough
money In his pockets to pay for the ex
pense of his burial, so the authorities
postponed the funeral to the next day,
by which time they hoped to collect
enough money from charitable Arme
nians. The body was put In a coffin aud
left In a tomer of the church.
At night, however, the man returned
to his senses, and, finding himself In a
coffin, the narrowest of all prisons, be
gan to shriek wildly. His voice ond
the clattering of the coffin awoke the
priest and attendants, who were sleep
ing In an adjacent building. They
were terrified, but eventually they en
tered the church, and. perceiving
whence the cries proceeded, rescued the
man. Early next morning the latter went
BEFORE A RACK.
imo u cotlin shop, where, by a sirange
coincidence, the first person he met was
tlm limn t,-lin h,i,l Inllleil im hl enflln
the night before. The latter took him
for a ghost, and fled precipitately,
shouting for help the while. The Ar
menian rushed upon him, and, seizing
him, demanded pecuniary satisfaction
'or the diimcge done to his clothes In
the process of putting him in the coffin.
The undertaker took courage on find
ing that the Armenian was not a ghost
at all, and retorted by demanding pay
ment for the cotiin ond for his trouble
the night before. The dispute was ad
judicated by the other people in the
colfin shop, says the London Mall's Con
stantinople correspondent, apparently
not to the. Armenian's satisfaction, for,
having come to the conclusion that
A claim Is hardly a healthy spot for him,
he has removed to another town.
BRITISH WASPS NOT DANGEROUS
Rarely Use Tbelr St lima Have in Belf
lcfcnnc. The common wasp, as a rule, keeps
its sting ror self-defense. It will bite
a fly In two with its jaws If It gets In
Its way on a window pane, but It does
not use Its sting even w hen trying to
rob a bet-hive, and "tackled" by the
bees. The latter will push a wasp
away five or sli times, bustling hi in off
the footboard, without provoking It to
sting. Rut If a bee endeavors to sting
the wasp. It then grapplea with It and
stings back, killing or benumbing tbe
Insect almost at mice.
British wasps are fussy and exclta-
bie, but not vicfoua. like many pf the j
Indian wild bees. However crowded '
or uncomfortable they may le. they
very rnrely quarrel with or sting each
ether, ss. for ltit:ince. when a numlier
are ou the same window pane, fretting
; ' ,
j they become actively aggressive, and
j "' rnle """ ' uot lS"n
j till the peroa who excite their fear
interpose t.etv ren tl.em and the eu-
t:('itt to the next. A setter deg Wa
not'eed to turn sml Lite itelf. wliim-
peril. g nltli pa n. Ju-t a the party
were sitting down to a sliootii.g lunch-
eon In the slle or a wco l iu lorkibir).
av. the Loudon Mwi-taior.
ever, a special costume, of course. Is not
essential to run on the Ice.
Society has taken up skating Vlth
vim of late year and a number of skat
ing club have been formed which con
duct private rink where the well cos
tume of the ladie will be seen. The
indoor skating is popular with those who
four to face the north wind, but the trim
skater want outdoor skating with frost
in the air aud snow on the ground and a
chance to get pueuuionia going borne.
Winter sport of vrious kind have
been looking up in Chicago of late year
ami the men who sell sporting goods ay
that hockey is obtubiing a foothold. This
healthful .exercise, which Is practically
shinny played on the Ice, requires hockey
stick which look ii! golf sticks, a
"puck" or object ball made of rubber and
usually hockey skates, which are screw
eft to the shoe. The game require such
fast skating, rapid turns and sudden
stops that ordinary clamps do not prove
satisfactory aud those who follow the
game with much "Interest provide them
selves with specially strong shoes, to
which the skate are attached peruia
The toboggan never obtained much
standing in Chicago owiiig to the neces
sity for buildiug artificial hills down
which to shoot the flying sledges. The
natural formation of the ground lu ond
around the city is against the success of
tobogganing aud the public slides, at
which au admission fee is charged, never
attracted society people, although they
were liberally patronized by those wbo
went out more for fun than to display
swell toboggan costumes. However, the
dealers say the sport is not dead iu Chi
cago by any means.
The dog, being tired, had lain down
on the hole of a wasp's nest, and five
or six of the yellow Insects were sting
lug It at once; but they did not touch
the persons sitting close by.
Marriage Among Australian Savages
Ethnological experts agree that with
most Australian tribes every woman
is betrothed In Infancy, or even In an
ticipation of her birth. Accordlug to
some mysterious law of their own
this Is arranged by the old men of
the family, the women having no
voice in the mntter. The age of the
proposed husband Is not taken Into
consideration, so that It frequently
happens by the time the girl Is of
a marriageable age her Intended Is an
old man. If In the meantime some
younger man has set his heart upon
her this means a fight, lu which the
uufortunate bride-to-be. as she Is
dragged, away, is certain to come In
for a share of the blows which the
rival suitors deal out to each other.
In some of the coast districts, where
not all the girls are promised In In
fancy, the betrothal of a young wom
an to a man who follows the occupa
tion of a fisherman compels her to
lose the first joint of the little finger
of her left bond. This slow and pain
ful operation Is performed by a stout
string bound tightly around the Jolut
an engagement ring with which oue
would willingly dispense! A mar
riage license, equally unique. Is com
mon In some sections, where the chief
gives to the prospective groom a pe
culiarly knotted string, possessing
which he Is free to seek the wife of his
choice. Woman' Home Companion.
He t h.inj:ea His Mind.
In his article nn "The Community
of Zoar" In .he Wonuin's Home Com
panion London Knight writes as fol
lows of the founder's attitude toward
During the first years of his admin
1st rat Ion Bluieler openly opposed mar
riage, and devoted many long "in
spired" discourses to showing the sin
fulness of the relation, but finally he
fell a victim to the dimples mid smiles
of a village beauty, andjie immediate
ly mounted his pulpit and candidly ac
knowledged In effect that his wires of
Inspiration were probably crossed and
he had received the wrong message.
Where marriage had languished It nt
once grew popular, for the benedict
now held forth even more eloquently
concerning the beatitude of the rela
tion than he bad assailed It when act
ing under the false message. In his
old age his enthusiasm concerning the
married estate wns such as to sub
ject him to the- charge of being a
matchmaker, from which we may In
fer that his own union was happy, for
he was a sincere, earnest nnd helpful
rol,n nnd togelher incapable of glr
lng advice from the same motives that
actuated the short-tailed fox.
Plntt as a Qullibler.
Senator Tlatt of New York Is the
most noncommittal man In the upper
house of Congress. He never makes a
statement without qualifying It
George Gorhani. the farmer secretary
of the Senate, met the senior Renntor
from New York In the committee-room
occupied by tbe latter the other day.
Greetings were exchanged.
"Well, Senator, how are you
dajF said Mr. Gorham.
"I am not as strong as a horse,
am not as weak as a cat," was
reply. Washington Times.
It has been computed b.y geogra
phers that If the sea were emptied of
its water and all the rivers of the
earth were to pour their present flood
Into the vacant space allowing noth
ing for evaporation, 40,000 year would
be required to bring the water of the
ocean up to Its present level.
To Offset 8t Louis' Heat.
An air-cooling system on vast scale
Is to be tried at the St Louis Exposi
tion. Great fan will bring down a
current of cold air from a height of 800
, feet titoYt ,ue eartD an(j t 0Ter
tlie ground, on hot day.
Lessen, tbe Cost of Grain.
It la said that automobiles have ao
cheapened the cost of harvesting grain
In the Immense California UVIds that
wheat can be raised at less actual coat
than in thl Argentine Republic.
When a man keep "going" to see
girl be doesn't care for. It I. because
ef his conceit: be think she lore him
so much that the will kill herself. If he
It Is not till after a man baa married
a woman that he bear, her express
any fear of "losing ber individual
Wrinkle tell tbe story of age to
' hose who are able to read between tbe
GEO; P. CROWELL,
0 Successor to E. L. Smith,
Oldest Established House ill the valley .J
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Boots and Shoes,
Flour and Feed, etc.
This old-eetal.lifihed honse wi 1 con
tinue to pay cash for all its goods; it
pays no rent; it employs a clerk, but
does not have to divide with a partner.
All divi'lends are niai with customers
in the way ol reasonable prices.
Are running their two mills, plsner nd box
fsetoiy, ud can till orders lor
ON SHORT N0T1CK.
THE REGULATOR LINE.
Dalles, Portland & Astoria
COMMENCING JAN. 1. ISO-',
And continuing until March 1, 11)02,
this company will have but one steamer
running between The Dalles and Tort
land; leaving. The Dalles Monday,
Wednesday and Friilay, and Portland
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Regulator, Dalles City, Reliance.
WHITE COLLAR LINE.
The Dalles-Portland Route
Str. " Tahoma,"
BtisiHR Portland, The Dalles and Way Points
Leave Portlaud MoikIhvs. Wedm'mlnjs and
FridKjsst 7 s. m. Arrives The Dulles', nine
day, 6 p. m.
leaves The Dalles Tnesdays, Thursdays and
Bauirdsys, 7 a. m. Arrives Purllaiia.iaine duv,
4 p. m.
This route hs the grandest scenic attractions
Sir. "Bailey tiatzert,"
Bslly Round Trips, except Sunday.
Leave Portland. ..7 a.m. I Leave Astoria 7 a.m.
landing and nftice, foot ol Alder street. Both
'phones, Slain Ml, Portland, Or.
E. W. CRICHTON, Agent, Portlsnd.
JOHN M. FILLOON, Ajn-iit. The Dalles.
A. J. TAYLOR, Agent, Astoria. .
J. C. WYATT, .gent, Vancouver. '
WOLFOKD A WYKKS, Agu.. White Salmon.
K. B. GII.UKKTH, Ageut, I.ylo, Waah.
PRATHER & HEM MAN,
Agonts at Hood River
and union Pacific
From Hood altar. A"'T
inlt Lake, Denver,
Chicago I Ft. Worih.Omaha, Portland
Speclsl I Kanfcai (Mtv, St. Special
ll:ii. m. Lniiii.Chicugound SiUop.m.
j Walla Walls Lewis.
Spokane toii,Si,iniiie.Min. Portland
Flyer neapulis.Ht Paul, Flyer
l:Z7 p.m. Imliith. Miluau- 4:80a.m.
;Blt Lake, Denver,
Mall snd Ft. Worth.! miaha, Mali and
Kxpreu Kan-ai City, St. Kipreis
II:!.' p.m. LouiM'aii'agoaud t.Ua.m.
OCEAN AND RIVER SCHEDULE
IMO p.m. All tailing date 4:00 s.ss.
subject to change
For San Franclneo
bail every i days
Dally Celuaibia River 4 00 am.
rw'J.'.'mV - . Binder
heiurday To Aalnrla and Way
Mi w p. m. Landings.
: VMIItaette Sl.tr. ' 4:a m
ki. ounday Oregon City, New. ka.SusJaf
brg, Kniem, linle-iit-nilcnce
7:0 a. sb. )Hlaais a Tsav l:r.n.
Tnea . Ihur.l kill ki.trt. Won., Wed.
snd Sat. ,,, TtU
Oreion Cliy, pay.
ton, A nay Laud.
45 m- K!awt!e Rim. 4 8 p.m.
Jr Hon., Wed.
aadBal Portland to Corral. sad FrL
lit A Way Lam).
l. Rlparta s Kirra. j l? uWmo
:iS!,m- RIrUtLa-i,ioa! tern.
. 1m"y 1 J daily
Fot low rat and other information writ la
A. L. CRAIQ,
S I'aw-nici Afeul. Portland. Or.
t. BAI... .', seat, Um-4 Kiter.