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Wm 16 GOODWIN'S WEEKLY.
ffll are all European; tho Orientals, of course, are
HI much more ingenious. There are the Chinese con
l trivances; you have heard of the 'Heavy Death'?
IB It is my hobby, this sort of thing. It gives me
HI tho greatest of luxuries tho luxury of terror.
9M: But I must show you my latest acquisition. Come
Bfl into the next room.
II Frank Hodson followed Mr. Mathias. The
91 weariness of the walk, the late hour, and .the
3 strangeness of the surroundings made him feel
HI like a man in a dream nothing would surprise
- Hi 1,im- Tne 8ecnd room was, like the first, full of
IBflj1 strange, ghastly instruments; but beneath the
Hi 1 1 lamp was a platform, and on it a figure. It was
HI;; a large figure of a woman cast in some dark
HH , mortal, her arms stretched forth and a smile upon
HH her lips; it might well have been intended for a
HI Venus, and yet about it there was a deadly look.
HI Mr. Mathias looked at the thing complacent-
H ly. "Quito a work of art, isn't it?" ho said. "It's
M the Iron Maid; I got it from Germany; it was
k m unpacked this afternoon; indeed, I have not yet
flH J opoued tho letter of advice. You see that very
H : small knob nbove the breast? Well, the patient
lyH ' was bound to tho maid, that knob was pressed,
aV ! and the arms slowly tightened around his neck.
liH I You can imagine tho result."
'H As Mr. Mathias talked; he stood on the plat-
m j form and patted the figure affectionately. Hod-
B ' s.,n had turned away, and was gaxing abstractedly
M about him. He did not hear a slight click; it
l was not much louder than the tick of a clock;
, Hf but ho heard a sudden whirr the noise of ma-
) chinery in motion. He turned round. And never
" B' has ho forgotten the anguish and the terror on
,I(HHj Mr. Mathias' face as those relentless arms tight-
H 0110d auou nis nGC or the shriek that ended sud-
'' H denly in a choking groan. The whirring noiso
vH had suddenly changed to a heavy droning sound.
L.'YaWJI Frank tore with all his might at tho iron arms,
H and strove to wrench them apart, but utterly in
B vain. The head had bent down a little, and the
iron lips were upon the lips of Mathias. It was
five minutes before the Iron Maid unclosed her
Tho letter which had accompanied the figure
was found unopened on a table. It was read at
the inquest. The German firm especially warned
Mr. Mathias to be extremely careful in touching
tho Iron Maid, as the machinery had been oiled
and put in thorough working order. St. James
REASON OF KNOWLEDGE.
She had never been taken to supper before,
seeing that she had otily become a chorus lady
recently; in fact, it was her initial season.
But her associates had put her wise as to con
diments and liquors, and she knew more than a
He, being of an unsophisticated yet parsimo
nious nature, congratulated himself heartily upon
an acquaintance with one whom he regarded as a
cinch from an odiblo standpoint
Thus when he met her at the stage door on
tho appointed ovo of romance he approached her
"Suppose wo have some oysters," quoth ho
grandiloquently. "I know a good chop house on
Sixth avenue where "
But hero his tousled-headed companion gently
"Boat it," she cried. "Sixth avonue nothing;
it's Broadway, a bird and a bottle for mine."
He sighed gently and steered her into Lector's,
where, having vainly suggested broiled chicken
and Modoc, he reluctantly commanded partridge
and champagne, after which she wallowed in
sweetmeats until gorged to tho full.
Still she fancied she had not rubbed it in suf
ficiently. "I don't believe it was a real bird," she ox-
HI Now is the time to select
H in the new, absolutely
I JUDGE BUILDING
HJ Halloran - Judge Co.
JH) I4 est Third South Street
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claimed petulantly as the waiter handed her es
cort the check.
This was tough, seeing that she did not know
a rod bird from a guinea hen.
"I know it was," he murmured soulfully as ho
shelled forth slowly.
"How could you know?" she inquired skepti
cally. "I could tell by the bill," he replied as they
sauntered forth where he put her on a car In
spite of vehoment demands for a taxi-cab.
Then he disappeared into darkness. The Res
taurateur, in Town Topics.
The apportionment of delegates from the states
and territories to the Democratic National con
vention at Denver is as follows: Alabama 22, Ar
kansas 18, California 20, Colorado 10, Connecticut
14, Delaware G, Florida 10, Georgia 26, Idaho
G, Illinios 54, Indiana 30, Iowa 20, Kan
sas 20, Kentucky 26, Louisiana 18, Maine 12,
Maryland 1G, Massachusets 32, Michigan 28, Min
nesota 22, Mississippi 20, Missouri 36, Montana G,
Nebraska 16, Nevada G, New Hampshire 8, Now
Jersey 24, New York 78, North Carolina 24, North
Dakota S, Ohio 4G, Oklahoma 14, Oregon 8, Penn
sylvania GS, Rhode Island 8, South Carolina 18,
South Dakota 8, Tennessee 24, Texas 36, Utah 6,
Vermont 8, Virginia 24, Washington 10, West Vir
ginia 14, Wisconsin 26, Wyoming 6, Distriot of
Columbia 6, Alaska 6, Arizona G, Hawaii 6, New
Mexico G, Porto Rico G. Total, 1002.
SURE OF HER GROUND.
Mistress Jane, I saw the milkman kiss you
this morning. In the future I will take the milk
Jane 'Twouldn't be no use, mum. He's prom
ised never to kis,s anybody but me. Illustrated u
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