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"Mnrlon," n.-tspeil Miss Adams. lean
Ins against tit. balusters at the head
r.t tlio Ihlril tllght, "do you mean to tell
ine that you en niu here alone at night'.'
Why, IM lie seared out of my wits!"
"1 don't come very often, aunty." 10
pllcd tlie Kill. Inn tonight I Imtl to lln
isli some drawings, as 1 told you.
There's nothing to bo afraid of. The
building seems quiet, but there are peo
ple In ninny of the studios, lr any
thing should happen and you should
"I'm likely to do It any minute." In
terrupted .Miss Adams.
"you'd have assistance In no time."
.Marlon continued. "There! Do you
hear those voices'"
A door was opened In the far end of
the hall above them, and a burst of up
roarious son;; rung out:
"JrflVni lli-oun tried to stmt her away.
Collin ' ill In Ills house jchtcnluy.
Now Iio'k In ll"
The door closed apiln. and the de
tails of .Mr. llrowu's obsequies were
lost to the two ladles.
"Well. 1 suppose even such people as
those are bolter than nobody." said
.Miss Adams, "but not much."
The pis nickered and strause. alarai
In?; shailov. s inn nlon; the illiitfy walls
of the old studio bulldin;;, but Sarah
Adams marched with head erect and
face to the front. Marlon unlocked a
door near the end of the hall and en
tered her workroom. The yas limned
up as the elder lady crossed the thresh
old, reveallu'a small apartment full of
artistic odds and ends, furniture of
weird designs, tapestries aesthetically
iifily. and in the midst of all a dummy
model with draperies that were still
llutterltiK In the draft from the door.
.Marlon had found a letter on the
floor and was holding the envelope un
der the pisllfrlit. It was decorated
with a pen and ink sketch or n table
bearlnj; a punch bowl and numerous
bottles, and Miss Adams viewed It
with the strongest disapproval.
' "An Invitation to the ladles' night at
the Paint Tot.'' said Marlon. "It's n'
very swell artists' club."
"These artists arc a. disreputable lot,"
rejoined Miss Adams, "and the more I
think of you In such surroundings the
uncasler my conscience gets. 1 wish
you'd come right back with mo to Hat
field. Of course you're not going lo
1 "MU. HOUAItT!, CniEI
"A'o," sam .:anon, "i naveut uuj
thing to wear. And now, nunty, I
want you to stay here and make your
self comfortable for a few minutes
while 1 limit up the janitor. I must
find out whether Phil Ilobart has sent
those things around."
"Who's Phil Ilobart and what is ho
polng to scud?"
"lie's an artist," replied Marlon, "tlio
most eccentric and at the same time
the llnest fellow In the world. Ho la
going away for two or thrco months,
and he lias asked me to- take care of a
few little things for him. Ho has giv
en up his studio uu'd has no place for
"Doesn't he live anywhere?" inquir
ed Miss Adams. "1 suppose' not, slrtcff
lie's an artist."
"He lives In that house that I point
ed out to yon on Klghtecnth street the
one with the vines on the front bu(
It's n boarding house, and of course
lie will glvo up his room when he' goes
nway. Now I'm going io find the jani
tor. If you get lonesome, ring for n.
messenger boy. There's the call bos,"
Marion hurried away, -and Auut Sa
rah hastily closed the door, supple
menting the spring lock by pushing n
bolt, Js'o sooner had she done this than
stie '.became aware of a big bundle that
'fioij been concealed by the door when
ft was open. The bundle was done up
by C. VV. Hoolcn.
In what seemed lobe a sheet, the four
corners being tied together.
As Aunt Sarah stoopvd to examine It
she saw a card lying on the lloor. She
picked up the cml and read the uaiiiu.
"So these are Mr. Ilobart's thlifg.."
said Aunt Sarah, "and a nice way lie
lias of sending them around. Tied tip
In a slice;! Well, for goodness' sake,
what kind of society has poor Marlon
got Into. I should like to know? Let's
see what Mr. Unhurt has sent."
Aunt ::v:'- lifted the bundle up on
to a table and untied the knots hi the
sheet. The contents then revealed
themselves to be a considerable por
tion of a gentleman's wardrobe.
There were half a dozen shirts, a
dress suit, two pairs of trousers, an
overcoat anil some shoes.
Aunt Sarah contemplated thK as
sortment, and a red spot appeared In
each of her cheeks. Any one wlwi
knew Aunt Sarah might have seen
that she was angry. Presently she
strode across the room and gave the
messenger call a twitch that nearly
dlslocntiM Its machinery.
"The Idea of asking Marion to take
caie of this man's old clothes!" she ex
claimed. "I never heard of anything
so monslrniw. It's time some of these
crazy artists hail a lesson: In manners."
A boy appeared promptly In answer
to the call. Aunt Savah let him In aft
er making him give his word of honor
three times through the door that he
was neither a burglar nor an artist.
"Yon take this IiwiHlle to Mr. Philip
Ilobart." said Auut farah. "lie lives"
"I know where he lives," said the
boy. "I've taken messages over there
"Oh, you have!" ald Aunt Sarah.
"Well. I guess, this will be the last one.
You tell Mr. Ilobart (hat Miss Marlon
Adams declines, to be responsible for
his old clothes and that her aunt, Sa
rah Adaiws. from Ilntlleld, Vt.. says he
ought ti have known better."
The IVy rubbed the side of his head
"I.e's see If I've got It straight," lh
wrld and repeated the message with
"You're a bright '..boy, "j, said Aunt
Sarah, nud shi" save ulifflinlf dollar.
He had no sooner aone than Marlon
appeared. Witli the rapidity and di
rectness of speech characteristic of the
New Knglauder In earnest Auut Sarah
related what shu had done. Marion
"Oh, auuty," she cried, "how could
youY He'll never forglvo me. There
must bo some explanation. 1 told you
ho was eccentric, but"
"ICcceutrle! I cull it downright In
sulting. Where are you going?"
"To catch that boy and bring him
back," answered Marlon as she ran
out of the room.
Aunt Sarah followed her down the
three lllghts of atalrs to the street, but
the boy was beyond recall.
So they climbed the stairs again,
Muriou in tearful wrath, Auut Sarah
suffering In sympathy, but sustained
by conscious rectitude.
"You shouldn't have done It without
consulting me," sobbed Marlon as she
re-entered this studio. "He may be of
fended and go away without giving me
a chanco to explain. I may never see
"Small loss, .1 should say." rejoined
Aunt Sarah. "Still, if yon feel so bad
ly about It you can write n noto to him
and say It was nil my doing. Thank
heaven, my shoulders are broad
enough! Let him come and sec me.
I'll give him a piece of my mind."
' Marlon sat down by the table and be
ffan to struggle with a not to Mr. Ho
hart. She tore up half a dozen shccN
of paper, but ilnally folded ouu and put
It III an envelope,
"I've merely begged htm to come and
see me tomorrow," said she. "It was
all I could do."
She rang the messenger call anil then
sank Into u chair. Aunt and niece sur
veyed each other lu silence. Neither
co;:ld Hud words to eapross her feel
l::gf. A 'Mid knock startled them. Marlon
opened the door, and lu strode a tall
and dark young man wlior . nppear
ance suggVsted slightly the handsome
villain of society drama. Ills manner
was appropriate to the scene where
the villain begins to be foiled, but does
not yet despair. He was pulling and
lilting ills mustache lu quite the con
ventional manner. P.ehlnd hbn came a
Hnngcr i,y carrying a big white
"Mr. Ilobart!" cried Marion, amazed,
and Aunt Sarah sat up very straight
lu her chair and looked severe.
"Miss Adams," said the young man.
"1 have entirely failed to understand
your message, and as fur that of your
lie finished with a cesture of despair
as he glanced at Aunt Sarah.
"Do you think It was quite proper,
f.Ir," said the inalileii lady from Ilnt
lleld, "that you should consign your
superfluous wardrobe to the care of n
"And may I ask. madam." raid Xtf
hart, "what led you to believe that It
ThetiAuttt Sarah was what she would
have called "flustered." The suspicion
of an awful mistake began to dawn
"I left my card for Miss Adams late
this afternoon." said Mr. Ilobart, with
dignity, "but as for these garments 1
know nothing about them. They are
not ml no, and 1 shall ask Miss Marlon
Adams tt explain how they came to lie
lore. 1 should tell you, madam" anil
lie turned to Aunt Sarah "that there
is an engagement of marriage between
your niece and myself, or at least there
At this last clause Mnrlon burst Into
"I I really beg your pardon." stam
mered n voice from a corner of the
Every one started, and the two ladles
screamed. A bearded face appeared
above a screen. Evidently Its owner
was suindlng on a chair in order to
make himself visible.
"Why, It's Mr. Walling!" exclaimed
Marlon. "Well. 1 should llko to know
what he's doing there!"
"So should I !" cried Aunt Sarah nnd
Mr. Ilobart In one voice.
"I can explain In one moment," said
Walling. "You will pardon my remain
ing here. .1 nm somewhat Imiierfcctly
..Al,l'i:.':l,ii.;i i , li:.ir,..l
commits the murder lu the last part of
the llrst act.
"You see." said Walling, "my studio
Is next door. 1 live there. This evening
after dinner I came homo to dress and
was astonished to find my dress suit
and many other articles missing. The
studio was upsldu down. In the middle
of the lloor wus a sheetful of my bric-a-brac
and other small belongings.
"Of course I saw at once that I had
been visited by burglars and that they
had beeii frightened away by some
sudden alarm. How they had got in or
out 1 could not understand, ami I spent
some time lu wrestling with that prob-.
lem and In discovering the extent of
"At last. In knocking about the stu
dio I became aware that the door be
tween It and thla- one was not fasten
ed as usual."
"1 nailed It up myself!" cried Mar
lon. "Evidently the burglars drew the
nails and picked the lock." said wall
ing. "They doubtless knew the habits
of the tenants nud counted upon your
bolus out, while I was a doubtful prob
lem. So they planned to get my things
together and carry them Into this room,
from which they would have more lei
sure to escape in ease 1 Interrupted
them. Hut the Interruption came un
expectedly from you, and they had no
tlniu even to collect their booty. They
probably got away by means of the
lire escape at your window.
"When I found that the door between
the rooms was open, I came In here,
because I saw through the thieves
ga.me and supposed, from tlio fact of
the light being lrere, that they had fled
hastily. I ped to llnd some of my
"While I was looking about you two,
ladles came lu llkc'n whirlwind. I hail
not time to reach the door, so I dodged
In here, where I have been trying to
concoct uu apology that should lit the
"Your npology ts accepted. Mr. Wnll
iug," said Marlon, "ft comes In good
time. Phil, will you accept mine and
Then handsome Phil Ilobart ceasel
to look like the villain at all. Instead
he resembled the hero when he says In
the last act that together they will face
this world. It was a fwetty scene, and
Aunt Sarah, lu memory of her absurd
mistake, could do iw less than glvo hei"
"And now, good people," said Mr.
Walling. "If you wlftbe kind enough to1,
step out Into the hall 1 will go to myy
wn place. You see, I discovered the'
loss of my dress suit last of all! and i'
had got ready to put It on when the1
discovery of the Tien- door fMnptcd me
When this maneuver had been sue
cesKfully executed, Mr. IlobaVt 'sent
over to his house for the few lit tie
things that he had wished Marlon to
keep for him. nnd they proved to. bo a
half dozen small lanilsenncs vei-v nice
ly done in water colors. '-rttfiyyi'
SaincIIIlM of Wlmtom CoiniircNticiI In
, to l.'liittlii-a of Wit.
Man Is known by the company he
keeps out of.
Only Inferior people make the mis
take of assuming superior airs.
When two women are said to resem
ble each other, both nre secretly vexed.
Even when man makes his own op
portunities they are not made i suit
We never hear the same story twice
alike, even when wo tell It ourselves.
Grandparents back up a self willed
grandchild because they feel partly to
One of the valuable privileges we
often overlook Is the privilege vt not
After a woman has lived to be 70 she
(till believes that she never has had
her own way.
Work Is our only safeguard against
people who would like to have us do
something for them.
One of the queer things In life Is that
tlie frocks lu old photographs were
once considered pretty.
A man forgives his sweetheart for
trumping his aee. but he always re
minds her of It after they are married.
When a uia'ti brings his wife Un irnex
pifted present, it makes her fear he
has bought himself something ex
travagant. Chicago Record.
Tlir Prnliulilp IU-iinoii.
"1 wonder why a marriage engage
ment l.i called n match?"
"Itecause It's often a light headed af
fair, I suppose." .ludy.
Thor Xl-i-ilcd film.
"So you want a Job?" Inquired the
manager of the great mercantile estab
lishment. "Ever hail any experience
lu tills business?"
''Well. no. not exactly." the young
H'ei)UetL( "You see. I hove Just got
iVPlilMa you play footbnll?"
"esillfjs center. rush in our var
sity team last year."
"tfood! Anil did you take any other
part In athletics?"
"I hold a medal as a shot putter."
"1 suppose you wen- in all the cane
rushes and lint siuashlngs too?"
"Yes. sir. I wns the best hat smasher
In my class."
"All right. John, give this young
ninn work out lu the warerooin. He'll
be good at handling heavy boxes and
barrels ami such things a college grad
uate, you kuow." Chicago Tlmes-ller-ald.
Itlchf Wiird nt I. nut.
"Ze cowboys were eakcltetl. They
made ze remark If tt&ey had ze Insur
gent leader they woiiM puzzle hlni."
"Are yotsi sure, count, that they said
"Ah, I Hear I have made ze stupede
mistake hgain. Cquld It have been ze
"Ah. I have eet. They said they
would riddle ze insurgent. We foreign
ers nre so stupede. Make ze unpardon
able blunder." Chicago Newsi
Orpheus C. Kerr Well, my friend
Jones has been elected governor.
Knustlc Kad Indeed!
Orpheus 0. Kerr Yes. I want to
send him some flowers. What klud
would you suggest?
Kanstlc Kail Porgetmenots. Catho
lic Standard and Times.
Sorf Krcczi'il the Olil Mrtfr.
"Anybody who knows enough." said
Mr. Spllllns. "can learn something
from anybody else, however Ignorant
tfco latter may be."
'That Is true," nssentcd Mrs. Splf
litis cheerfully. "I can occasionally
learn something from you." Pittsburg
)io Mnat 1 1 ll vi' life ii of IKiBtnn.
A shopwalker with rather an awk
ward gait was leadiag the way and re
qitestlng a lady to "walk this way.
"Thank you1." said the loily, "but 1
consider my style of walking more
graceful than1 yours." Tit-lilts.
Rejected Suitor (flippantly) Oh. well,
there nre Just as good fish In the sen as
were ever caugtit.
She Yes, Cleorge, there are, but un
less you change your halt they urc
safe. Ohio State Journal.
If Tlie Weaker Vccl.
"Figgs took his wife to New York
last week for her health."
"She brought him homo on a mat
tress." Chlcngo Iteeord.
The Kenpoimllile Pnrty.
"And so you are to bo married?"
"I think so, but you'd better ask Krl
I wasn't dead sure that we were o
engaged until It wns ull ove
An Iimi'Ct Tinueil)-,
There Is something really pathetic
In the way a mother butterfly build
a nest for her children. In tlie llrst'
place, the little home where the vggsi
are deposited represents u great deal
uf saci'lllec, for It Is llued with several!
layers of down plucked from the moth-,
er's own soft liody. The eggs having
been laid carefully iqon this luxurious,,
putty couch are protected by an equal-,
ly prc-lly coverlet made of the same
These butterfly bedclothes tire oftcii'
nrranged with an Intricacy that Is
quite curious and perplexing. Some
times a bed Is made so Hint each svp-.
urate delicate hair stands upright, thun
giving the ontlro tlest the appearance
of a llt'le brush of downy fur. 'i'beu
again, the eggs are laid spirally round!
a tiny branch, and, as tliu covering,
follows their course, the effect resem
bles tin: busy tall of a fox. only the;
nest Is more beautiful Hum tUe "brush"1
of tiie llnest fox that ever roamed ver
The building of this downy nest Is
tlie latest earthly labor of the mother
butterfly, for by tlio time It b com- .
pleled her own delicate body Is rtcmul-
ed of Its natural covering, and there
Is nothing left for her to do but die.
a sacrlllce which she promptly nnd'
heroically makes In the Interest of the
coming butterfly generation.
Some Oilil XuiiifN.
The most suggestive ami Inviting
name I saw was that of ti druggist
In North Dakota. It was II. II. Wel
come, his llrst namo being Urlas.
Across the street was another man
with a funny name, lie- bore tlur
euphonious cognomen John Stone
pounder. In the next town 1 found n
man who was so fat that the name of
Abraham Crumpackcr seemed espe
cially lilting. Hut there was a woinuu
In the town who went him one better.!
Her name was Emily Presbbread.
In the next town 1 got sw Interested
In queer names that I soon heard of.
n speedy individual called Sarah Deer
hoof. In that same town there Is a
man named Henry Hookstruck. Ever
after that I was on the lookout. On tlio
train I met David Newsalt and MUUit
Newlove. The man with the- most
warlike unme I ran against wan Abru
ham Saltpeter. In ono town I fouudl
n man who had a very poetic numeJ
It wns Seabrlght Snnblootu. Hut tho
last name 1 struck llulsbcd me. It
accmctl like a direct comtoand to eeaso
my sacrilegious monkeying with peo
ple's names. I took It as a warning
and quit. A. Uulckllulsh. And what
do you suppose- his partner's name,
was? It was W. K. Goforth. St. Paul
An IntrlltKeiit Censor.
No play may be publicly performed)
In England timtll It has been panned,
upon nud agreed to by the stage cen
sor. A ccrtllh-ate must be securciS
from the lortl e-Buunhcrfesio. The- lurif
chamberlain himself tToes not, oC
course, rend! U the plays submitted to'
him, but tire work Is passed on to the
examiner of plays, who Is not always
a man of education -or discretion nnuV
who In many cases has been suspectetl'
of letting things pass because man
agers have madu It profitable to blur
to close his eyes to supposed faults.
The story Is told of one of these ex
aminers who was moved to strike out
"drunk as a lord" lu one of the plays
submitted to him. There used to. be
an old rule thnt the word "heawen"
should be substituted lu stage KLuca
wherever the name of any of the- per
sons of tho Trinity eame up So. this
clever examiner changed the lltut to
rail "as drunk as a heaven."
The penalty for disobeying the- cx
ivnilnor Is- a line- of ifU.'O. which may bo
fevled on any person connected with
the forbidden performance tallboy uu
well as star.
An exchange gives tills story of a
pompous member of parl'stment who
attended an agricultural &ow lis Dub
lin. He arrived, late a nit found him
self on the outskirts of a huge eiowd.
Itelug anxious- to obtain a gixsl view
for himself aniS a lady friend who ac
companied hlnti. and presuming that he
was well known to tlie spectators, lio
tapped a burly coal porter on the
shoulder and peremptorily demanded,
"Make way there."
"Garn, who are you pusbitn?" wa
the uwexpected response.
"Do-you know who I am. sir?" crleil'
the Imllgnaut M. 1'. "I am u repre-.
sentattve of the people."
"Yah'," growled the porter, as ho
stood vmmoved, "but we're the bloomla
people themselves." i
Pontine the YoiiiiKHtern.
Mrs. Crimes How lu the world do
yen get rid of nil your stale-bread? I
have to throw lots of mine away.
Mrs. Smnrte There Is ik need for
you to do that. Why not dwas I do? I
Just hide' It nway from the ehlldren.
Mrs. Grimes Hide It away from th
children? Whnt then?
Mrs. Smnrte iThen the children And
it and eat up every morsel of It. lies
"What have you lieou playing during
your present tour?"
"We played 'Hamlet' and 'King Iar'
on the stage," answered Mr. Stornilng
"Were there no comedies In you
"Only one..Wheu wo came to count
up the box ofllee receipts. It was usimlly
'Much AdnSAlMnlt Nothing.' " Wash
lngtoii.SrVmi' Wtftk yotfunload your pocketbooW In
.5?OTltf?if!' "Ii0 remove it load
Mj-cnrr'coii8eM!n?e. You feel bet
lerl aBd-KO does everr mm 'ikwiioiI
Inquiring Hoy Mn, what did tho
moths eat before Adam ami Eve worn