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IS 1 ; i0 GOODWIN'S fiyBBKLY.
I m Uhe 'Bracelet.
H Jfi H In tho loot which Lieutenant Appleton had
B Si ' ; brought from the Philippines was a bracelet which
H j his fiancee, Marion Peystor claimed as her special
H JE ft own oy right of conquest. It was composed of
ijk tf little enameled beetles joined by tiny golden
ij I chains.
jtjj jF It was not that Miss Peyster had not already
! "' jowels enough and to spare, but she delighted in
what was rare and curious and the bracelet was
"It is simply unique," she exclaimed, letting tho
little insects slide over her fingers and enjoying
the changing lights on the enamel, shifting from
. -, ,. green to crimson and from flame to color to pur-
H Iff $ ple' like a numminS bird's breast. "Where did
Hj m V you ever get such a lovely thing, Philip?"
Hil ml "Oh, this was in the collection of an old Don
1 I, '' in Manila. He had a whole museum of rarities.
1 w, 'Si Ho fled when the Americans came, and my quar
Bw jfl $ ers happened to be in .his house. You never saw
IH (it -f such furniture as he had. Solid mahogany and so
If ij I jr1 heavy you could hardly move it. The writing table
Hw jji I where I used to indite my little missives to you
IS fV'W was wor-n a fortune."
Hp jj fj i "I wonder what the workmanship of this is,"
jj J jjg continued Marion, still toying with her bracelet.
II '( f , "It might be old Italian. Somehow it reminds me
BR 'i i fl of Benvenuto Celini."
H jj ;' f "Reminds you?" laughed Philip, "why, when did
Bl. ', ?tl you have any acquaintance with the old duffer?"
B '" $ Ja "Oh, Phil for shame!" cried Marion, "I mean
BC aw reminds me of things I've read about him. You
BD j j I know the lovely gold and silver things he used to
BB ; j& make."
Hi ; jj, "No, I don't know much about the old gent,"
BIj j I if replied the irreverent Philip. "But come, Marion,
II 1 you promised to sins for me."
Bl' j! L Marion put the lovely bracelet carefully away
III ttl n ner ewel kx She longed to wear it, but some
EH H !? now sne cou nt 3ust m&ke up her mind. It did
Iff (IP 1 not seem su any o ner costumes, and besides
Hh )$ e -tle beetles had tiny golden claws that
Bj j f scratched her ever so little when she put the trink
fH 4 ' !f e on an( Marion thought they might prove rather
HI I i ,f destructive to her faces if they should become on
Bjl u tangled.
H j JOjl: The engagement progressed as engagements do,
H jp i with just enough quarreling and making up to
H I 'if break the monotony of a too perfect happiness,
B j $ I and at last the wedding was but a fortnight off.
H & ' 1 There was to be a family dinner one evening.
B , i j i Marion had just donned a new gown, one of soft,
Hi ' ', clinging wool, palo green in color. Around the
j j , !
f$j J ' skirt were inserts of black jeweled lace in flower
HI i r j ' patterns. ' The corsage garnitures were black lace
H i I I and black velvet bows. Strange to say, none of
HI fj'! her jewels seemod to suit her. "I ought to have
Wm ; l ft opals," she said, "but I have always believed them
H1 1 ,fjg unlucky. Let mo see, here is Philip's bracelet the
HI hai'f one with the beetles. I wonder how it would do.
Hi; ljj The very thing! See, how perfectly it suits."
n tip J So saying she clasped it on, and held up her
Iff j w arm in its sleeve that she might admire the play
HB 1 of light on the glittering scarabei. Sure enough,
HI I j tho bracelet seemed to complete her costume won-
H I ' derfuliy.
Iff m ! "It is a little early yet and I am tired. I shall
Bli ' rest a little while before I go down, and while I am
HPgjjw'; waiting I can read another chapter of my book."
HuHSi j So Marion sank into an easy chair and took up
Bb !jlgj her novel. She would not have admitted to her-
B I 11 self that she did not want to meet her voluble
BR I m 1 aunts and cousins till the last minute, and pre-
Hj j E ferred to wait upstairs as long as she could, at
Bl I HI least until it was time for Philip to arrive.
B 1 Kff Little by little a dreamy feeling began to steal
BH SB over her face. She seemed Binklng down, down,
H I Mm into a great depth. She could feel the little golden
HH fljff claws of the beetles pricking her arm. She tried
m! to take off the bracelet. She could not move her
HI Umbs, he tried to cry out, "Mama! Philip!" but
her lips were dumb. There was a noise like rush
ing water in her ears, and yet she could hear her
lover's step and his ring at the street door.
Down stairs they were saying, "What keeps
Marion? Why does she not come down?" A maid
was sent to call her. Marion was in her easy chair,
her eyes closed. The book had fallen from her
"Miss Marion, are you asleep? They are wait
ing for you." There was no answer. The girl
went up and touched her. The next moment all
the household came rushing in at her shriek.
When they came to disrobe Marion, they found
the little golden feet of the beetles embedded in
the flesh, and under each tiny claw, a little pur
ple speck. The doctor ridiculed the idea of the
bracelet's beipg poisoned. Heart disease was the
cause of death.
Still, when the doctor asked for the trinket they
willingly gave it to him. He keeps it under lock
and key, and only shows it to his most trusted
"One of those - curious things you read about,"
he says. "It might have belonged to one of the
Medici or the Borgias." Irene Connell, in San
Francisco Town Talk.
Nelse Miles is gone, that soldier man
Who is both brave and bold.
He always wears a uniform
All buttoned up with gold.
His eye is stern; his voice is clear;
He often wears a smile;
He always wears his pantaloons
In quite the proper style.
He always was a soldier fierce,
And used to war's alarms;
His photographs most always show
The gold lace on his arms.
He stood serenely by his guns
When Eagan had him gaffed;
He never lost the gallant smile
He wears when photographed.
He's going to the Philippines
Upon a quiet trip.
His uniform is buttoned up
So, also, is his lip.
His route is mapped each stop has been
With due precision planned.
He may be reached by every mail
That brings a reprimand.
In a mining way there is not a more prosper
ous State at the present time than Utah. That
State is doing nobly in the matter of production,
its dividend record shows a relative steady in
crease, and there is a growing demand for prop
erties in the various Utah camps. The frater
nity is showing commendable enterprise, and re
sults are accruing in consequence.
The month of September was another good
one, both in point of production and dividends.
The ore and bullion shipments amounted to ?1,
658,800, not including the month's returns of the
Highland Boy and Bingham Consolidated, the
output of which would swell the total well above
$2,000,000. The production for the nine
months of the current year is $14,
617,446, with the two big producers already
referred to again not included. Regarding tho
outlook for the rest of the year in the matter of
production, the final three months of the year will
undoubtedly be the greatest quarter, as it usually
is, but besides that ordinary experience of in
crease there is the great fact of the resumption of
Centennial Eureka, and of the properties of the
United States Company at Bingham, which will
add a large tonnage that is new so far as this
year's reckoning is concerned. The product of
the mines of the State is practically sure to
mount up well over twenty million dollars for this
The showing is certainly a very fine one, so
far as production is concerned, and, as we pointed
out the other day, the more convincing dividend
record speaks even louder. In this connection it
is interesting to note that during September the
dividends of Utah companies amounted to $285,000.
The grand total of the Utah dividends is in the
neighborhood "of 50,000,000, wh.ich is certainly a
very handsome allowing.
The mining industry of Utah is in a very thriy.
ing condition, and, at the present rate of progress
it is difficult to estimate just to what extent Its
future accomplishments will attain. Daily Mining
Record, Colorado Springs.
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