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' ?Mfi TWO MSTHEna.
Tor fftmilla arm. mw brMul an1 tlfo'a mtiri
V,'hrilt1t thim in Ihv molhcf innko rcltimJ
Bomo ratttlanp girl uatt win Uten from tier Miln,
Tow Imir iu liM. hatt thou attorn licr urn.
Only to F.arUi, llir inoUmr, nrt tlmti Jmt)
To tier hail glrmtt all rrll'tln tlijr pon-cri
Thy Ufa, thy lirsalh, thy ir-A ftncli of ilturt,
ToMur lier lmm wltti n summer Honor
KplplittiliN Wilson In freeman' Journnl
imn'wi)w iiu iniwtit
TOE WIDOW'S WAGER.
Widow Deano eat nt tho front win
dow of lior littlo parlor ono morninR
tmay with somo kind of fancy work
which showed ufl! her plump, well shaped
hands, with tho wedding liug piarkHn
on her left ono, to tho host ndvautnge.
Sho waa n very pretty widow, nnd no
ono was better nwatoof tho fnct than
eho was. Her smitf fitting dreen set off
na plump nnd trim a liguro as nny in
Downshoronith, nnd nowhoro In tho
neighborhood conld you find u brighter
pair of bnnv n eyes or n moro lsissablo,
I wonder why young widows ore al
ways pretty and charming? No matter
how plain they may bo before their hus
bands "go tho way of nllilesh," straight
way after that event takes placo and
they como out in black dressca mid the
other etceteras of u mourning toilet
they are voted bewitching and so pretty 1
It is Rhaugo that such should bo the
case, but it seems to bo tho effect which
widowhood hai on them.
Widow Deano heurd steps coming
down tho road and leaned out to s.eo who
! was going by just n9 a man camo oppo
site at her gate.
J "Is that you, Mr. Fields?" she called
out cneeniy. "uoou morning; pleasant
weather, isn't it, after the shower last
"Beautiful," stammered Mr. Fields,
blushing ns delightfully as a woman
could have dono and appearing as awk
ward as an overgrown schoolboy on his
first morning at school.
"Won't you como in?' nsked the wid
ow, smiling cry nweetly, ns sho brushed
back her cuils, which would persist in
falling about her losyfacoin tho inos,t
charming confusion, as sho leaned out
of tho window.
! "I I can't this morning," stammered
Mr. Fields. "I'd liko to" with n look
full of bashful admiration into the wid
ow's pretty face: "but I'm rather in a
hurry, you see."
i "Como in this evening, then," urged
tho widow, "can't you? It's very lone
Eome. I wish you would, now, really,
"I-I will!" answered Mr. Fields. "I'll
bring my chess board and men along, if
you'vo no objections, Mrs. Deano."
j "I Bhoud bo delighted to seo you," an
ewered tho widow smilingly. "I am
euro I can bc.it you, Mr. Fields."
i "I shouldn't wonder," answered Mr.
Fields. "I I'm no match for women,"
he added, with a very rosy face, and
wondering how ho was over bold enough
to say it.
! "Oh, you naughty manl" cried tho
widow. "1 shall heat you just to payv'
you for that! Seo if I dou'tl"
"I daio say," responded Mr. Fields as
he bowed good morning. "What a
charmin? creature sho is!" ho thought as
ho passed on "I'd bo pel fectly happy
if ehe was Mrs. Fields." Heie ho had to
blush at tho idea of any womuu'n being
Mr3. Field'. "I do lielioe cho likes me,
but I wouldn't date to i"-k her for any
thing. Every lime 1 think of such a
thing my heart thump. just like a hum
mer against my nhs. I I wish the
women had their rights. Then they'd
hao to do their bhai oof popping the
question, and the like. What it Maltha
Jane or Mi s Spooncr or some of those
old maids should take it into their heads
to ltd: u fc.lovr to h.ie them! And of
couixo they woiild! Good gracious! I'd
never daie to tell them no, and I'd sooner
bo in tho bottom of the sea than to have
any of them!"
Mr. ridd3 broko out in a cold perspi
ration all over at Iho bsro idea.
"Vv hat a funny man!'' said tho pretty
widow to herself, with a soit little
laugh, aa Mr. Fields wcat on down the
road. "I'm euro lio'd liko to ask mo to
bo Mis. Fields, if he dared to, but he
possibly cnti. Mr. rioidV Wllh mi arch
filntico Into his face.
Mr. Field happened to bo ndmlrinjt
her brown curia m Mio looked up, nnd
tho fact thai nho (Mortal him In tho nrt
so dhcoueortrd him Hint ho knocked
over tho chtMimti sho linil firrnnpcd,
nnd thou ho hnd to help her rot them
ngnln. nnd their hands mine in contact
on tho board. Somehow tho touch of
tho widow's plump, whlto hand inndo
him thrill all over with a delightful sen
sation, nnd ho wondered, if the accidental
touch of her fingers affected him eo de
lightfully, what it must ho to hold that
hand in bi. Poor Mr. Fields! IIo was
very deeply iu lovo, but ho didn't dn.ro
to say so.
At length tho board was arranged, nnd
they were ready to open tho game
"Oh!" cried tho widow suddenly,
"wouldn't it )o nico to have a wager?
It would mako tho gamo so much moro
interesting! Don't you think so, Mr.
Mr. Fields didn't know but it would.
"I'll tell you what!" said tho widow,
blushing liko a gillyflower pink nnd
locking eveiy bit as swctl, Mi. Fields
thought. "I rend a story not long ago
about two persons playing u wager, nnd
the stake was ti hits! Now, I'll agree to
kiss you if you beat, and if I beat yon
shall kiss me. Isn't that f lir?"
"Yes," staiutneied Mr. Fields, "but
but I'm afiaid you'll beat!"
"Why, then you'll have to kiss me,
that's nil," laughed tho widow. "If you
beat I'd just as soon kisa j ou as not. As
likely ns not vou'll beat me."
"Well, I I'll take tho wnger," an
swered Mr. Fields in depoiulion.
And so the ynino commenced. If ever
ho played to win it was then. There
was something very fascinating, about
the idea of kissing the w idow, but he
didn't believe he could muster up cour
age enough to do it if ho on tho game.
Ho much piefened lhat sho Bhould kiBS
liitn. lie could bland it with considera
ble fortitude to bo kissed, but to kiss was
ratlur more than he could think of with
compcure. Ho never hnd kused a wo
man that he could remember, and he
waa sure ho should mako soino awful
mistake if he tried to.
But fiom the firat the game went
against him. nis pawns were captured
right and lelt, and thou his bishops were
taken from him. Then his king got in
check, and ho had to sacrifice his queen
to get him out, and then, by ono master
ly move, the widow planted n knight di
rectly in front of the king's placo, and
left lum in check with her castle, and
cried out, "Checlrmatol" her eyos spark
ling with mischief.
Something that was almost a groan
broke from Mr. Field's lips. How was
he ever going to pay his wager? It made
him Bhiver to think of it.
"I am wailing for you to pay your
debts," said tho widow, smiling bewi tell
ingly into tho batchelor's face.
"I I wish Td won tho game," stam
mered Mr. Fields, bursting into a cold
"Why, then I'd have to ldss you!" said
tho widow, coquottishly.
"I 1 know that," cried Mr. Fields.
"That's why I wish I'd got tho game!"
"What a selfish manl" laughed tho
widow. "1 didn't Bupposo you'weroso
6eliish, Mr. Fields: upon my word, I
' "I I ain't selfish," cried tho poor man,
driven to desperation: "but but 1
"What nn e.icuso!" cried tho widow.
"1 won't accept ill You don't want to
ki me. Thal'.i Cu reason! Out I'm
go'iig to msiut on your piyiiij you.'
do'jta, Mr. Field j. 1 bhould li.ru to know
why you're afraid of mo! I kaow bet
ter! You'll liavo to gat up sa.no other
excuse boforu I lut you off. I wouldn't
have been afrfid to ldss you if you'd
won the game. I'm sure."
"I 1 wish you'd kUs me, nnd call it
quits!" bind Mr. Fields, teeliug that ho
waj bcim; driven into a corner.
"I would if it wasn't for encomaging
you in your Eclfhhness," answered the
wilow, with an arch smile into hi3 face
which set the blood tingling cle ir to his
lo;s and nvide him leel almost bold
enough to pay liis wa.-r.
"I I'll dare you!"' crij 1 the bichclor.
"Ii! j nu'll kisa ma, I I'll ki3i you!"
"Done!" cried tho widow, and M3sed
"rrg ,.,,.! .i..m ... 'iT'
hasn't pluck enough, now he does ' Iv- Flf3 nlual3 ,n " .month bfor8
blush when I look at him! I was very
near laughing in his face, ho looked bo
confused. I liko him over so much, and
I don't think I'd answer him 'No,' if ho
asked me a certain question; but I don't
believe he could muster up courage
enough to ask it. I don't seo why ho
need bo so bashful. I'm sure I'm not at
all dignified or distant."
The widow looked moro charming
than ever when sho sat in tho parlor
waiting for Mr. Fields that evening.
Sho had on a neat brown dress of just
tho precise shade to show off her clear
complexion; and tho littlo laiot of blue
ribbon at her throat was tho next pretty
color, and tho white rosebud, which she
fastened over her pink ear, mado her
look as youthful as sho did tho day she
married Arcluo Deano, six years before.
he could siy Jack Robinson. "Now,
you can't back out!" cried she, as rosy
as tho pinks in tho garden again.
"I I won't!" cried Mr. Fields and
caught her and kissed her on her cherry
And then, suddenly growing bold and
courageous, ho Idssed her threo or four
times for interest, I suppose, on tho
debt ho had contracted and, somehow,
every kiss seemed togivo him additional
courage, for before he managed to let
her go lie contrived to squeeze her hand
in a decidedly lover liko way, and tho
widow didn't seem to object, but rathor
returned the gentle pressure.
After that there was a littlo silence,
but for somo reason Mr. Fields wasn't so
bashful ns ho had been, no began to
think it best to follow up tho advantage
Sho sighed softly when she looked at the W10 had Saed over his timidity; and so
uu uy utm uy, uiier a goou neai ui en-
rilain weddincr rim? nnnn lior finipr.
Amliin lni.l lirwn lp.iri Wn vnm nni I couragemetit to do the deed, managed
io scuru up uravery cnougn 10 kiss me
widow nguin, and she didn't seem to be
( put out about it, ho thought,
i And then Mr. Fields couldn't tell
how, for tha lifo of him ho actually
A step on tho path announced that
eomo ono was coming. Pi otty soon somo
ono knocked. Sho went to th door und
admitted Mr. Fields.
"I thought it was you," sho Baid, tak
ing his hat. "Tako that easy chair, Mr.
Fields. I'm eo glad you camo over. 1
get so lonesome," and u littlo sigh gave
emphasis to tho words.
Mr. Fields blghcd too. Ho got lono
Eomo sometimes iu his bachelor quar
ters, hut ho wouldn't liavo dared to say
bo for tho world, with tho widow's
bright eyes looking full into his face.
Tho Vidow sat down and chatted
away in her lively fashion. Mr. Fields
kept watching her when ho could do to
without hor seeing him, Ouco sho look
ed up suddenly and caught his oyo fixed
ou hor fnco, and then ho turned as red
as tho rosoH iu tho window, und just tho
faintest Hugo of carnation camo into
hor chceliH. It mado hor look ovor bo
much prettior, Mr, Fiolda thought, IIo
ahnobt wished slio'd look up again end
catch hi in watching hor, if uhi'd bluBh
in that way, Innocent luutt; ho jiovit
drenmod that tho widow was uu wll
Awuro of 1)U admiring ghiuecu im ho was,
"Oh, our gaum of cliiwl" cried tho
widow tmddunly, "I was ury near for
Kottlng all about it, Old you bring tho
board, Mr, FU'ldrf"
"J put tltom an tho fehlu lublv," an
vwurc'l Mr- FiehU,
'i'lia widow fluttbroil about and got tho
chpwjonl iiml Hum, am) drmv her clmlr
HI' pppoeiti) Mr Fiuldd
MtWMi Ihu hoard on a littlo tUnd lw
asked tho widow to ho Mro.Fields. Ho
felt great wonder, after tho deed was
dono, how ho over got bold enough to
ask u Woman to marry him; but ho did,
nnd sho did not answer "no." Now
llumlll'M Murient blurt.
John Riusui began his career ns a wait
er ten years ago in Delmonico's. In a
year he uiuuaged to wive $nOO, Among
tho guebts ho was accustomed to wait
upon was Kushell Sage. Ono duy after
Mr. Suge had finished an unusually
hearty meal ho became quite tulkativo.
Rusbhi mentioned thut ho had suvod
(SOU, and timidly asked if Mr, Sage
could suggeht a good way to invest it.
Tho financier thought a while, and
taking a biimll plcco of papor from his
pocket wiotu tho iiuinoof n certain stock
upon It. lliibbhi's $.100 hood grew to
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