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1-t mattered not thant the runaboutI
WaI "n hand. an d at
aueinon, thoughi at a idiculously low
price. It aered not t tht radbut
nino"- horse power vhile Fred Wi
in his fine new touring car. h.d for
ty. I was as happy as a king, for my
new possession stt aside, to some ex
tent. at least. Fred's advantage over
me in the attack upon Mis Std
man's heart. ie had been taking her
riding on the B-each Drive. and I had
.(nd my teeth with futile jealousy.
um ai;ng came my wo'nderful op
portunity. I bought the machine.
thioughit was really beyond my
mei as. I simply couldn't help it.
Wimu a man is in love, you know, he
is aIl kinds of a fool.
And didn't my breast swell with
pride when I whirled up to Alice's
ots' that evening, the second after
my purchase, to take her in the
monlight along that magnificent
five-mile stretch of peri'fect ro:aId? I
had made up my mind to tell her
that night all that had been in my
heart f-r so many a1 pVrehe :nsive
hours-that I loved her, that I
wanted her for my very own-in fact,
that she was the only gitl in all the
world for mae.
Mh, it is glorious to sit by the girl
you love and spin through the night
in a silent, smooth-running machine.
I drank in the full joy of it. A dozen
times I was on the point of speak
ing. I had been practicing steadily
+ the steering, endeavoring to be
le to maniage the machine with one
d, in order to have the other free
Xice's waist. I pictured it all
how she would listen in silence,
look at me with sparkling eyes
let her pretty head fall on my
ulder; and bow I would then put
arm around her, very tenderly.
d draw her close and kiss her,
t it did not turn out that way, at
- -- - -
HE HAD MADE A
all. It seldom . s turn out just as
you plan it.
"We will go clear to the end of the
-Beach Drive." I saifd. as we slipped
away down Main street .:ad turned
into' the Boulevxarid. ' "Thenz we will
come back hy the V~ood Road, skirt
ing the Zoo a-. eniling up at Al
phonse's for a littl% supper. ITlow
will you like that?" And she smiled
up at me so appreci;gtively that I
felt perfect'ly sure. fti full half a
minute. that she was juist as much in
love with me as I wit~1 her.
it was so open en thie Drmive, and
there was suc'h a stre"imu of aii'mno
bles and carriages that i dfe~'red
enking to her of myi se'cret. It
Would be better ini the '.sclusion of
the Wood lioad. So we tallked gen
erally, and looked out oveor the wa.ter
at tihe vessels in the Sound, 'ad ad'
mir'ed the bes.auty o'' th' glorious
moonlight on the aancid~z waives.
Then, at the end of the beautiful
path along the water we turned'( ab
ruptly and entered the quie't andl se
clusion of the great pine -woods.
The road was rather narr'iow here.
and( wound intricately through thue
forest for several miles emerging
upon a broad plaza at the front en
trance to the Zoo. This road was not
much frequente'd at night. and I felt
that I wou'id have ample opportumnity
to express myself. I trembled in
war'dly. T1he time' was ver:- near. I
must speak soon.
It was very quie't in the woods. At
intervals we could hear distantly the
baying and howling of the animnals
in the Zoo. Oeasional'iy an ele
phant trumpeted. or a jaznar
screamed. We were use'd to these
soumnds. but Alice was just a littlk
frightened when there came a per
feet s hael ofO sous from the enclo
sue h dew' eloser to me. and I.
relyin~ on 'my skil! took my left
handr fro'm 'he st eerig bar andl slip
poC it 'r 'ty behind her. though I
::- 1t - e th 1 !b'':yv of em
broong ':er.She ok'd up at me' in
som ":1:r. "S2app' - n 0 of those
wor~la Ii easy to run awayr with this
I was -oin~ to say 'prcclous htend.'
but my nmoth became suddenly dry
and ly heart made violent 103.is. I
'was stge1 truck---love-f rightene-d. I
had a sort of buck-a gue. I took
Courae and founrd my tongue.
".Wee." I Q:lid genly, plaig my dis
engaged hand on her own, "I want
to tell you somethlin that haStu
has been-has been On My Ind
I think she understood what was
coming, h.t I got no further. In th.
darkness, at the roadside, a huge
black bulk loomed. like an euormous
dog. A sudden terror shot throu.h
ne. The machint 9werv1d sharply,
and I was conpeiled to use 10th
hands to steady it. I turned up the
sped a trifle. and the(fn instinetively
looked behind. A glance was (.'-ugh.
The bulk 11:14d mvied out into the
road and was directly behind us.
What could it he'! A dogi A
my heart sank. I thought of the
chorus of unusua'l howls and roars
heard shortly before. I looked back
again. There was no doubt about it.
behind us, loping easily with tail
switching in grace, came a huge
male lion. I recognized the great
shaggy head. It had escaped from
the Zoo, and was probably mad with
fright from the attempts of the
keepers to capture it.
A 'little faster. and still a little
faster. I did not want to turn on
full spe'ed at opee. Alice might un
derstand. Proibably we could slip
:Iwaly from the pursuer. and run into
town wiihout her knowing the risk.
But. as I turned my head a few hun
dred yards further I saw that my
speed was of no avail. The lion wa
just as close as before. hounding like
a giant cat. as easily and as quietly
as a phanltom.
But you can not keep a secret from
a woman. Alice turned her eyes to
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RODIGIOUS L EAP.
the rear, thecn with ai piercing shriek
threw both arms airounad me and
clutched me in a m'lOSt delicious em
birace. thiou'h 1 would willingly havet
fore one tihe occaimon.
"Y e, 'ny dear," I said quietly. "I
knowt all about it. I think we can
run awiay fromi Iim, thoug~h. I
touiched the sneedl lever again. This
wads tL hast iolch. We were at our
limit. with at good two miles ahead
of us before any possibility of help.
The machine was -now running stead
ily. with a straight road for half a
mile, and I let my left arm stea'l
around Alice's waist and held her ini
a protecting diasp. I thought no
more about love and soft declara
tions. I knew only that here was
the sweetest girl in the wOil~d. ini im
minent dangler of being torn to
shreds by a ferocious lion. and that:
only a miracle. including steady
land amnd heaid on my part, would
given even a ghost of a chance'. I
stole another glance behind. Not
twenty yards separated us fr-i thiat
relentless, blood-thirsty, powerful an-.
iml. Alice bad sunk in a heap on
my lap. I leaned forward. hoping to
reduce the wind pressure and add to
our speed,. and prayed to heaven for
On and on we went. What if we
should burst a tire ori l-w om a
clinder? Trhe tho~ught wals heart
rending. Evei n at our speed the lion
was --gaining. IIe was only ten
yards behind. HeI had increased his~
speed with mine. making twenty feet
at a leap. The uncanny part of it
was that lie did notr make a sound.
except now anad then-m a1 'nw grtmh
lin: ::row-l. aIs thoughi rese-ntingr the
trouble hie was lint to 'ni obtaaiig a
Far ahead I saw three lights se t in
tte shapiie of t rin-le. The t -
lighbt was briillant and threw its~ rays
dirctiyv into myi --9.' Tank Go'd,
an automoi I l'e p-oa-ing' f"- ra the
oposit'o directioni. OI ip'nd my
morurlth a d madiol- r:-.:d to -shout. ut
we wand 1.0 o be'tr oft than he
fel into the road for ri- -. ' inihi :
we.dh fomlee l ld jas. lie mas-d
made a prodigious leap, and had w
ben a trifie less swift would hav
landed on top of ns. But we she
from under him, and as he descend
id one great pa.Iw swept over Th
seatback and wip(d off half of th
leather c'overinor. (;(I. tlhose (':1W
and their power. Another junp an
wve would be done for.
The automobile in front was nov
a0nw 'st' upon us. The <l(it dp-toned lior
sounded a w:Itrnin. At 1hat lnstar
I deci(led on a new course. W,
were appro::tbhin:: a roald crosslil
Taking the iaiilh 1:-imiv I swerve
the big car in frtni. and dar'teid dow
the side roa I t 1,. 1 ni
lated. or my hand was unste:oly. Tb
next moimet w, crashet ]%1- -i
bushes at th- s40 . of ti. rI : n
caell to a r
a d':1se iu ) o' 1 ':: . I C71,uhe
a1d awai:-ed tle (I.- t of i o:
I could fieel in ti i'r behind mi
I wa2ted vit a prayr cn ny ups.
Insynd I Eird co ifuson out 0
the W\'ood Ioad. T';vre wore lou
voices. Tlie machne was at a S1o
for I could see th-C ig:ts through tb
trees. Alice was in a (lead faint, an
seeing that I c1ould not help her :
that moment and that the beast ha
disappeaired I jumped ':and 1d rt
the roadside. There stoed -r d Wi
son's big touring car, with the fror
smiasbed in; there stood Frd and hi
three companions: and lh.-re. in th
middle of the road. lay the lion. M
p"."in was succoessIul. Follovinig r
closelv lie had no time to dodge th
heavy car. le met it heaid or
Ther'e could be only one result.
My runabout was not hurt, and a
ter a time, with Alice beside me, r
covered, though tremulous, we rod
slowly home. The supper va
abandoneld. But in the quiet of A
ice's dainty parlor. w ito fear <
pursuers or intruders, I went on wvit
my interrupted story. And late
with both arms around her, and hl
dear face very close to iiine, AT
planned our honeymoon.
Delightfal-For the Guests.
There were many visitors that sun
mer at his suburban home. He was
subordinate clerk drawing the lart
monthly stipend of a hun(red dollar
but of course the guests were not co,
nizant of the extent ox his incom
nor did that question appear to ent
He was anxious to do ever
thing in reason to make life in t
country endurable to his wife wi
hated house-keeping under the be
of circumstances, especially In tl
country, while the breath of fresh a
and communion with nature we
proving his salvation from exhausti'
daily brain work, by which the cu
rent funds were supplied.
So he made these guests welcon
in every way, giving up his room ;
times. changing his former easy ha
its, but not his best clothes, as hmm
been his wont when he reached hon
at evening) returning company cal
anid thereby neglecting necessai
w -k on his place. et cetera. (
ct irse there were many extra e
penses. A drive now and then. ext:
servant hire, the greatly increas<
(Ost of the table, the milk bill, tl
butcher's bill. the bill for fuel and tl
general wastage , all of which wou
have been of small noment to
man with a large ircome, but were
him very disheartenin~g as weci
passed by and the guests made
sign of departure.
But all things mnuut come to an ent
and as the cooler (lays and evenin;
of autumn arrived they said, "But i
deed, we surely must return to tl
city.' We have stanid months whe:
we expectedl to remain weeks."
And so they gave their host a fo
mnal handshakes and a perfuucto;
t0odl hye. while they kissed and or
braced the hostess and to her said:
"Never have we been more cha
minrly entertained; you have done e
erything in your power to make th
a summer long to be remembered."
And tihe poor clerk returned to h
desk and work. the house resumedi
normal condition. ist as each pay dr
rolled around he added his debits at
his credits, only to find thb.t exti
hundred dollars persistently remai:
ing on the wrong sidle of the ledge
Whether it is ample compensatic
for him to hear, when he occasional
meets one of his summer friends,
'the charming hospitality shown I
his wife," is known only to himsel
Doubtless so, since husband and wi:
Uncomfortable English Hotels.
W. D. Howells. in Harper's.
With the aid of the two cadli
which I lighted I discovered the gra
in the wall near the head of the be
and on examining it closely I perceiv(
that there was a fire in it. The gra'
would have held quite a double hani
ful of coal if carefully put on:; the fin
which seemed to be flickering so feeb
had yet the weary energy to draw a
the warmth of the chamber up tt
chimney, and I stood shivering in ti
temerature of a subterranean dun
gon. The place instantly gave ev
dence of being haunted, and the test
mony of my nerves on this point wt
corroborated by the spectral pla~y of tl:
firelight on the ceiling when I blew ot
my candles. In the middle of the nigi
I woke to the sense of something creel
ing with a rustling noise over the fio
I rejiected the hypothesis of my be
curtain falling into place, though I ri
membred putting it back that I migi
have light to read myself drowsy.
knew at once that it was a ghot
walking the night thor?. and walkin
hrd. Suddenly it ceased, and I kne'
why. It had been frozen out.
Has Manly Discases.
In Bellevue Hospital, in New Yori
there is a man who should be the o:
iect of everyone's sympathy. His nan:
is Job Keeley and his occupation:
that of a painter. A short time ajs
he fell from a low scaffold and su:
taed such injuries as necessitated hi
being taken to the hospital for trea
met. There the surgeon found that l:
had a slight fracture of the base of th
skull. After a further examination:
vas found that he had tuberculosis
the lungs complicated with hronchi:i:
His occupation as a painter had give
him painter's colic, Hie is not a youn
man and his age had hardened huis a
teries - arteriosclerosis - also "ol
man's eyes"-rresb:'onia-the opposit
o nearsightedness: he also has watt
on the brain ad his skin is puffed u
by air which has escaped under it.
The oldest an~pir-jac-k dis tr~y in
Enited States is an. War'wihk, N. .T. T
worm still in use was brotrn! fror
QUEER DANISH SITUATION.
European and Diplomatic Gossip.
The late Lord Stanley. of Alder
jey, England. entertained abso
lutely fantastic hatred towards
everything American. Some few years
ago the American Society 'in
London wIs holding- its annual
t dinner on Independence Day, 4nd in
vited Lo:-d Slal-y to the feast. ITIs
reply, typical of his dislike of very
thing Amierican, was: "Lord S:anmly
i'esents his coiplimcnfs to tihl see
r(,talrv of the Amierican Society. but
can not conceive why he should have
Mbeen asked to a b;iuluet to cekbrate
an unatoned rebellion."
Countess niah'en Levctznn. wife of
f the Dlinish Minister for Foreign Af
fairs, is Americn horn. as is her io
ther, wife of the Danish Ministe'r at
Berlin. By the bye so much has
been said about the personal poim
Slarity of King Christian of Denmark,
iat rmot peopiO will prohal~y he
Cuirprised to learn that for twenty
years, until not many years ago,
r- is been 1 betweecl
he veteran monarch and the na
t ional legislature. The Liherals ha
continuously held a majority in the
P' KING CHISTIAN OF DlENMA.RE.
aFolkething. the Danish House of
at Commlons. but the King has imsisted
eon choosing his cabinet ministers
ir from the other party, the Conserva
-e The representatives of the
r- minority have conducted the routine
business of the governmen'?t. but
e whenever thoy have had to alsk the
tFolkething for special funds, that
-body, which controls the othecial
d purse. ha~s thwarted them. The royal
e rsidncein Copenhagen, the old
Is palace of Christiansborg, was de
T stroyed by fire in 1884, and -the feel
)f ing between the Crown and thse legIs
C- lature had been so bitter that money
: had never been appropriated to re
- store it. For almost twenty years
teKin Christian lived in comparative
le ly siall and shabby quarters at the
d Amailihorg pah:ce until finally the
akln ..standing dispute was ended by
o thie i\ng's recognition of the major
It marv not hae surpricig that the
expaitriated William Waldorf Astor
' should claim for the first Amutrican
s se-nd infercni :ally, of course.
for himself-an aneig-nt arid distin
guished lineage. The distinguished
e atr to whom his descent is
raced i.s I 'on l'io d'As or: a
Spanish grandee of the eleventh cen
tury. who settled in France, where
his successors-a 10,g line of sig
neurs arnd marquises-changed their
name to Astorg. At the revocation
of the Edict of Nantes. .Jean .Jacalues
sd'.Astorg. who was a Hluguenot fled
iseaross the Rhine; .Tohann .Tacob As
stor. the Waldorf butcher, was his
s grandson. This information will.. no
d ioubt, he of interest to American
a ntiquarians. It is well known that
.Tohn .Tacob Astor came to this coun
r an af lmost penniless immigrant.
r haihlin from the village of Waldorf
nin Baden. His descendant of today
~speaks of h'i nas i "peasant." but as
a matter of fact he was the son of
the villaze hutcher, and began his
ecareer by- working in his father's
e hop- a fart which it is not recorded
thath ever sought to conceal.
Kin Leopold of Belgium has con
ferred upon Mrs. Ellen M. Henrotin,
vice-pres.dent and acting president
of the Woman's Auxiliary Congress
5 of the Worls C'olumtbian Exposition.
e the orde-7 of the Knighthood of Leo
1, pold. It is believed that Mrs. Hien
d rotun is the only woman in this
:country who has received this deco-,
- ration. She was at one time national
-presidenit of the Federation of Wo-'
y man's Clubs, and is prominent in so
11 ciety. She is thie wife of Charles
e Hlenrotin, Belgian Consul in Chicago.
e The Order of Leopold was founded
.in 15-32 b~y Leopold I; there are five
L. In seireting a wife. Serge de Witte
s the great Russian statesman. ehose
e a .Towess. one of the race which has
tbeen treated so cruelly in his coun
ttry. Mrae. de Witte was formerly
:the wife of a subordinate official, but
she secured a divorce and has been
very happy in her second marriage,
in spite of the fact that she has never
been reeived at court. She also has
tbeen ignored by the leading society
women of St. Petersburg. notwith
tstaniding~ the high positions her hus
band has held.
- . Van Calava.
TE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH.
(Frem the Au:0:nobile Adivocate.)
T'nder the spreadinr chestnut trees the
eThe smtalrdymni he, with vast
sand fertile lands.
No raore his brawny back he bends be
0 nieatl the horse's weight:
iNo m'ore his ringing sledge he swings in
S eian':strength elate.
No more his face is covered o'er with
lazing forge's smut.
r No- beated withG his honest sweat, i
e charnels there to cut.
Adovnt teasreet he sits at ase before
;t theunins wayside nn a nitd
An .I o iis inl his broadcloth pants his
i 1 o m le within his dpryt' andseiz
e-y c: - : ricr-s when tIhe
e ah ers nt.s
p The firstr.a p.p.r wac: madr. h" the
Ci nes. it pa ru of the 'reeks.
at all.l u th gohsof the sm' :
iof .plant iu ioto srins. pad,
by sIe r: thra
Ispalce~ to ahitasog was de
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