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THE SORANTON TRIBUNE-WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 27. 189T.
! A CASE OF CHOCOLATE CREAMS.
Sir. George Wilson wns a rich man,
who possessed the Rift of giving to nn
unusual extent. One year, shortly be
fore Christmas, his generosity took the
direction of presenting diamond orna
ments to several of his femnle rela
tives. Ills wife did not object; she had
ns many diamonds as any one woman
could conveniently wear, and sense
enough to think a fast tor giving hand
some presents, If so'.ely confined to
female relatives, very harmless In a
husband who could well afford to In
dulge It. The AVIlsons were a couple
who had already given marriage a four
years' trial, and found It a complete
Mrs. iVIson took no credit to herself
for being complaisant regarding the
new phase of her husbnnd's generos
ity. "I am only too glad to have George
nmuso hlmBelf so Innocently," she said,
in answer to a suggestion of her friend,
.Miss Julia Brooke. "Think what men
are! Lady upsiuro nun w "'"" -while
the family diamonds arc worn cm
the stage. Mrs. Klllot knows quite
well where the pretty Mrs. Fane's new
diamond star comes from. None of my
husband's gifts cause me even a mo
"For all that, most women would ob
ject to hnvlng such valuable presents
given to their nieces by marriage,
said Miss Hrooke.
"I should have far more cause to ob
ject to the present Geoige Is giving his
sister." Mm, Wilson smiled placidly as
"You don't mean to say he Is giving
diamonds to Mrs. Raymond?"
Mrs. Wilson nodded.
"Why, 1 call that sending coals to
Newcastle," exclaimed Miss Hrooke.
"He is giving Maria the sweetest
thing In diamond necklaces you ever
suw! Hut don't you know that she
lias no diamonds? Theio were none In
the Raymond family, und her late bus
band's principles prevented him buy
Hut she could. If she cared for them,
buy whole parures of diamonds for licr
.self and never miss the money."
"Yes. but It Is n matter of principle
with her to adhere to Charles Ray
mond's principles. Nothing would In
duce her to buy even the tiniest piece
of Jewelry for herself. George Is not
satisfied that she should shine only
with tho lustre of virtues; he wants
her. In addition, to shine with dia
monds like other women; .so he is giv
ing her tills necklace, which, he says,
being a present from him, she will feel
herself bound to wear. 1 wish you
could see It. Such a lieauty! "Ho ab
solutely unique. George bought it from
Smart, who warrants it to be the only
one of the pattern in the Kingdom, or,
possibly, in the world, so peculiar are
the stones and the settings. I only saw
it hv the merest accident."
Mrs. Wilson explained that her hus
band had a weakness for making his
presents "surprises." He had sen nn
opportunity for producing a great sen
Mitlon and "surprise" in the family oy
his gift to his ulster. Mrs. Wilson hud
accidentally frustrated this Idea, as re
garded herself, by going unexpectedly
into her husband's study at a hit hour
on the previous night. The carefully
guarded secret had been revealed she
had found Mr. Wilson bent over an
open jewel cane, In which Hashing in
the Inmp light, lay this curiously beau
"George got as great a start f.s if T
had been a burglar, or as if he himself
had been caught In felonious posses
sion of the diamonds. He had thought
that the whole household, Including
me. were In bed, and fancied himself
quite safe from Intrusion."
"I wonder if Mrs. Raymond will wear
the necklace," said Mrs. Hrooke.
"George seems quite confident about
it. She has 'views' about gifts which
he puts his trust In. He pays, as a
gift from him sh- will wear the neck
lace, nnd, I add," laughed Mrs. Wil
son, "like the necessity for so doing."
In the afternoon Mrs. Wilson was
anxious to accompany her husband to
"I would give anything to see Maria's
face when the box Is opened," she
said, "Do let me go with you."
Hut Mr. Wilson would not hear of It,
so fealful was he that anything might
spoil the prepared effect of his "sur
prise." "Well, mind you tell me all about
the presentation this evening every
detail," Mrs. Wilson said as he was set
Mrs. Wilson was again disappointed,
however; Mr. Wilson returned looking
somewhat disconcerted, and had very
little to tell. Mrs. Raymond, It ap
peared, had not opened the box while
he was with her. Shoitly after his ar
rival other visitors had come In; they
had stayed so long that Mr. Wilson
was obliged to leave before them.
"Did you tell Maria, or give any hint
of what was in the box?" Mrs. Wil
"To tell you the truth, I did not,"
Mr. Wilson acknowledge, rather
shamefacedly. "It was stuold of me,
I suppose; especially as I will have no
opportunity of seeing her again until
my return from Monte Carlo."
"I cannot help you either In the way
of a visit. My start northward Is only
a few hours later than yours."
"Oh, well. It does not matter. There
Is always the post for communication."
The sTifcJect of the necklace was dis
missed, Mrs. Wilson being Just con
scious that her husband naturally
enough under the circumstances
seemed a little put out about the way
In which he had managed the affair.
It was the Wilsons' habit to spend
Christmas apart. Mr Wilson going
abroad with a paity of men, nnd Mrs.
Wilson to her parents in Yorkshire.
Neither of them heard from Mrs. Ray-
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mond before leaving town. A week
Inter Mrs. .Ilson received a letter of
Christmas greeting from her sister-in-law;
but It contained not, a slnglo word
about the necklace. Mr. Wilson, a few
days afterward, wrote that ho also had
received a letter, In which the same
silence was observed. "I was evident
ly wrong about Maria," he ndded. "My
diamonds have wounded her feelings
nnd offended her prejudices. She mcann
to Teprove me by her silence on the
subject of the Ill-judged present. We
must accept tho reproof by remaining
Mrs. Wilson, with nn old-fashioned
belief In manly wisdom, received her
husband's dictum unqltestlonlngly,
though It Btruck her thnt Mrs. Ray
mond, In the case of such a munifi
cent gift, was allowing wounded feel
ings and prejudices to carry her very
The Duke of Hroughton's ball was
the great social event of the season
In Yorkshire. A large party attended
It from Mrs. Wilson's old home, she
shining pre-eminent nmongst them In
a perfect toilet nnd profusion of dia
monds. As she swept from the cloak
room across the great hall, a suuden
cloud crossed her radiant, face. Her
eyes had unexpectedly encountered
those of the one woman in the world
of whom she was jenlous, though she
would not herself have owned to this
feeling. A pretty, graceful girl still
enveloped In her wraps. The Indies
exchanged distant bows in passing.
Gladys Spencer hnd been a friend of
George Wilson all her life. The hus
band's girl friends, especially when
attractive, do not Invariably become
those of tho wife. Mrs. Wilson's ac
quaintance with. Miss Spencer had
been deliberately slight since her mar
riage; a fact of which George Wilson
was well aware.
The prick of luiiatlon without which
she never saw Miss Spencer had passed
away before Mrs. Wilson reached the
ballroom. What matter if the irl
was there, since George was not with
in reach of her wiles? She hnd noon
lost her. 'both from mind nnd sight,
amidst the spa'ious splendors of tho
ducal residence. It was nlrendy Into
In tli 3 evening; Mrs. Wilson wns sit
ting out after suppsr with her cousin
Gllbeit Ives, when he suddenly in
quired: "Have you seen Miss Gladys Spencer
T think so. What about her? You
seem to think hpr a moet Intel esting
sight, to Judge by the way In which
you ask the question."
"So she Is tonight, certainly."
Mrs. Wilson raised her eye brows.
".My lear Gilbert isn't this enthusiasm
something quite now on your part?"
"Well, so Is Jts cause,"
"Mlsi Gladys Spencer! What do
you mean? "
"Oh! 1 say here she comes with
with Lord Charles." Ives lowered his
voice. "Look and see for yourself;
look at the necklace."
lira. Wilson, leaning Kick in h"i'
chair, moved her fan and looked up
with elaborate Indifference, With a
sudden, sharp shock her face changed,
her gaze grew fixed, all tho languor
vanishing from her eyes and the color
from her chocks and lips, once before
she had seen such a necklace there
wa3 no mistaking the unique setting
nnd ar-angement of the brilliants, it
was on the night wh:n she had sur
prised her h'usband In his study. Just
ns It had flashed before her eyes In
his hauls, so was It now flashing at
the girl's throat. A confusion of
thoughts rushed through Mrs. Wilson's
brain, beginning with the remem'branc
of her husband's) assurace that ml
other necklace '?xlsto:l in the kingdom
like the ono then In his possession.
Her slumbering jealousy leaped Into
a sudden flame. It cost her n. strong
effort to conceal her emotion from
Gilbert Ives. She managed to say,
with apparent Indifference, when Miss
Spencer had passed on.
"The necklace is Indeed very remark
able. What is its history?"
''Well, It was never seen before to.
night. That's Just what everyone Is
talking about. It must have a hist
ory an engagement, of course only
no one has heard of it yjt. There must
be a lover In the case."
"A lover? You think so yes, of
course, I understand." Ives did not re
mark the queer catch In tho breath
with which these queer Incoherent
words were spoken.
"Everything thnt Is most correct, of
course, where the Irreproachable Miss
Spencer Is concerned. But we want to
know who he Is and when It Is to be."
"Not quite yet, I should think," Mrs.
Wilson said, with a sudden sharp
laugh. "Let's go back to the ball
room," she added, hastily Jumping up.
her cousin's eyes being fixed on her In
No sleep visited Mrs. Wilson's burn
ing eyes all that night. Over and over
again she told heiself It was madness
to Jump at desperate conclusions; ov
er and over again she recklessly
Jumped at them. It was quite possible,
notwithstanding Smart's assurance to
tho contrary, that another necklace,
exactly like the one sold to Mr. Wil
son, did exist, but yet what a curious
coincidence to find it in possession of
Miss Spencer, of all women in the
world! And then she had ne r been
known to possess It until that night.
These, however, were not the worst
thoughts that haunted Mrs. Wilson's
sleepless pillow. Certain dreadful
memories would nssert tnemselves of
her husband's looks nnd mnnner on the
night when she had surprised him In
his study; of the determined way In
which he had refused to allow her to
accompany him to Mrs. Raymond's,
nnd the nwkwardness of his descrip
tion of the visit and the presentation
of the box containing the necklace.
And, again, his letter from Monte Car
lo enjoining silence with regard to the
present. The terrible meaning which all
these actions might possibly have was
appalling. No wonder Mis. Wilson
could not rest quiet with a mind dis
traught by such direful suspicions.
Pleading Important and unforeseen
business, she left Yorkshire next morn
ing. On arriving In town she at once
sought out Mls3 Hrooke. The lady
heard with sorrowful surprise Mrs,
Wilson's explanation of her unexpect
"I will explain more fully afterward.
I want you at onco to do something
for me, Julia. I cannot, for obvious
reasons, do It myself. Will you go to
Maria and find out diplomatically If
she did get the necklace from George?"
"I am confident that she did," Miss
Hrooke said, soothingly, "You are ex
citing yourself needlessly. Your eyes
have deceived you; there Is a mistake
"Ob! If you can only prove that I urn
mistaken,'.',, Mrs. , Wilson sold with a
"I hope to do
so very shortly, dear."
Miss Hrooke embraced her friend, "Go
homo now. I shall be with you im
mediately nf ter seeing Mrs. Raymond."
More thnn an hourof suspense pnssed
by. Mrs. Wilson wns anxiously pacing
up and down her room when Miss
Hrooke came In.
"Weill" Mrs. Wilson exclnlmed
breathlessly, "have you seen Maria?"
"Yes, I have had a long talk with
"And you have bad news. I sec It In
your face. Tell me at once, anything
Is hotter than suspense. Has she the
Miss Hrooke shook her head sadly.
"She knew nothing about It. And
though 1 was ever so diplomatic In ap
proaching the subject, she was quite
annoyed Insulted, even nt the merest
suggestion of diamonds In connection
"I knew It! I was sure of It!" cried
Mrs. Wilson, throwing herself on a
sofa which stood near, and bursting
Into a nnsslon of tears.
It was some time before she could
tell the story of the occurrence at the
Hroughton ball to Miss Hrooke. At last
It was told, with many fnlterlngs and
emotional Interruptions, followed by
the terrible narration of all the cir
cumstances In connection with the
necklace which seemed to tell against
Mr, Wilson 4n such a deadly way. Miss
Hrooke could not but admit that the
evidence wns very damning. It might
have astonished her, ns nn experienced
woman of the world, to discover a saint
amongst the husbands of her friends,
but no so tho contrary case. Her at
tempts at consolation were very feeble:
unconvinced nnd unconvincing. Mrs.
Wilson cut them short. "There Is no
good In pretence, Julia. The whole
thing is clear as day. I was a fool, but
I am not going to be one any longer.
Oh! tho horrible ingenuity of the
scheme! I was! And to think that
George did all. How I fell Into every
trap set for me! Why did not the let
ter from Monte Carlo, enjoining silence
about the necklace, make me suspect
nothing! Fool, fool, fool that this to
deceive me! Oh, Julia, my heart is
After a fresh outburst of despairing
sobs n revulsion of feeling came. Mrs.
Wilson's tiars were checked; Indigna
tion and anger began to rise within
her. The nineteenth century produces
few wives of the patient Giiseldn type
perhaps no century did, but only the
poet's Imagination. Mrs. Wilson was
not disposed to bow her head meekly
before her husbnnd's ill treatment of
her. Miss Hrooke found her powers
taxed to 'he utmost in moderating the
outraged wife's desire to separate from
her husband at once, not to remain an
other night under his roof.
"I don't, care If every one knows,"
she cried, recklessly. "1 want every
one to know. The sooner that shame
less woman Is exposed the better. The
irreproachable Miss Spencer!" Tho
wicked hyproerlto! She shall soon be
unmnsked before thu whole world'.'
Finally, after great persuasion. Mrs.
Wilson ngrred to talk the matter over
with Mrs. Raymond, and to write anil
ask Mr. Wilson for an explanation be
fore doing anything. She forthwith snt
down nnd dashed oft a hasty and ve
hement letter to her husband; the visit
to Mrs. Raymond sh" nut off to an
early hour tho next morning.
Tho change in Mrs. Wilson's iipptur
ance, the distressed state In which she
pre tented herself to her sister-in-law,
after another night of misery, shocked
nnd surprised that lady. On hearing
the story she was appalled.
"He did visit mo that afternoon,"
she exclaimed. "And now I know the
meaning of that box of chocolate
"Yes, ho gave me a box of .swvets,
although he knew, or ought to have
known, thnt Sir Gordon Jones had
strictly forbidden all saccharine In my
diet." The memory of the Insult, to
her sensibility as an invalid oik a diet,
moused fresh Indignation In Mrs. Ray
"Could, -Ire lia.ve made a mistake? Did
ho confuse the packages and mean to
give tile bonbons to that glti?"
The sudden hope which hnd seized
Mrs. Wilson wns soon dispelled by Mrs.
"I'nfortunntely. there was no mis
take. He told me himself that they
were chocolate creams. I was greatly
wounded, even ungry, with George;
but I had no opportunity of express
ing my feelings, as several visitors
came In Just at the moment. I did not
seo him alone afterwards. You nre
quite certain that the girl has the
necklace you saw with George that
it is the same?"
Absolutely certain. Had you ever scon
It you would know that thero could lx
no mistake. Reside, is it not a perfect
certainty that you have not got It?
Mrs. Ituymoiul 'shook her head sadly.
"It Is dreadful business! And I al
ways thought that gill so superior; so
nice and good."
"I never did," said Mrs. Wilson vicious
ly. "I always knew well what she really
was. Kvery one else will soon know
a'.-".'' . "
Srs. Wilson's letter to her husband was
promptly answered by a telegram
"Yours Just received. Quite unalita to
understand It. Am leaving by next train,
l'vpeet me tomorrow night."
Tho Interview between the husband
and wlfo took place In the latter's bou
doir. Mr. Wilson, on ruthlng into tho
room, still In his traveling dress, had been
motioned back ns he advanced toward His
"What hos happened? What Is It?" he
exclaimed, in deep alarm. "Edith, dar
ling, tell me at once?"
"There Is no longer any need for act
ing." Mrs. Wilson's voice was cold and
hard, like herpa'.e face. "I saw the neck
luce, as I told you, on thai woman."
"Your letter was Incomprehensible. I
am utterly In the dark. What necklace?
"The 'surprise' necklace you gave Ma
ria." Mrs. Wilson smiled scornfully. 'I
had tho pleasure of seeing it on Miss
Spencer. The brazen creature dared to
flaunt it before my eyes at the Hrough
ton ball. Now, are you still in the dark?"
"What hcartlessness! What acting! Hut
you will never again succeed In, deceiv
"You will succeed in driving me mad,"
Mr. Wilton exclaimed. "If Murla gavo
away tho necklace what d l bad tatte
but what have I to do with the matter?"
Mrs. Wilson's oyea flashed.
"I have told you how useless it is to talk
!lke that any more," sho cried. "You
know very well that Maria could not have
given away the necklace, because sho
never got It. Do you suppose thnt I have
not been with Maria? Do you think I
have been foolish enouh to maintain the
bilenco you recommended?"
Mr. Wilson uttered a shurp exclamation.
"Maria said that sho never got tho neck
lace? You asked the question plainly?"
"Yes," answered Mrs. Wilson with de
fiant wrath "And Bhe replied plainly also.
You cannot pretend to misunderstand
"Idiot that I was." Mr. Wilson clapped
his hand to his forehead, a tudden change
jxassed over ms rate. After a moment s
pause, without another word, he turned
ubruptly and left the room. Mrs. Wilson
In the confusion of her emotions was
hardly awaro of what had happened un
til she hoard the hall door slammed. Then
sho understood that 'he wu gone. The
dark hour had come; his Might was the ac
knowledgment of guilt,
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Colombia Chataless iiicyde aed Its Priee$ogo
Now on ExtoiMtirat at 243
The 1S9S Columbia Chalnless Hlcyclo
made Its first appearance In Scranton
on the evening of Oct. 22, and since
thnt time it has been examined nnd In
spected by thousands of bicycle riders
nnd mechanical experts.
Messrs. Kcllum & Conrad, who rep
resent the Columbia In this city, have
given the wheel a very thorough test
Laud nre more than pleased with Its ap
pearance nnd mechanical construction.
Several prominent riders of the city
have ridden the machine and all pro
nounce It a marvelous wheel. For sev
eral years the Hope Manufacturing
company have been experimenting
with chalnless bicycles and have spent
nearly a half million dollars to bring
Mr. Wilson's Might, however, had ex
tended no further than to his sister's
house, where he precipitated himself Into
her presence, .ind began Impetuously,
without greeting of any kind:
"What ilM you do with the chocolate
creams that I gave you at Christmas,
"Good gracious, Geornc!" she gasped in
amazimctit, "how you ha.ve alarmed me!
What do you mean? Where have you
rorao from? I did not know y(oti were In
town. Have you si en Edith?
"Yes, yes. Hut that box?" What did
you do with It?"
"It matters very little what I have done
with It," Mrs. Raymond said, collecting
herself, and speaking wltn much severity.
"It matters a great deal. Did you give
away my present to you?"
"Present to mi. Indeed! C'hocolalo
creams! Arc you trying to create a diver
sion from your own misconduct through
means of thee silly bonbons?"
"They wero nut silly. 1 wa. Hut you
did give them away?"
".Most iirtalnly!" Mrs. Raymond said,
sternly. "I am on a strict diet, ns you
might have known, had jou taken any in
terest In me as I thought ou did know.
Why should I have kept chocolate cream?
You gave them from no good motive."
"I did not glvo them at all. They wero
not choculote creams not sweets of any
kind." groaned Mr. Wilson.
Mrs. Raymond atari it at him lit sur
prise. Had his mind gone? Why wns he
looking so strange, so loullsh?
"They were diamonds," lie went on.
"The necklace was In that box."
"Good gracious!" exclaimed Mrs. Ray
mond, with a start.
"I took out the benbons and put in tho
necklace instead. In older to gie you ,
surprise," explained Mr. Wilson.
Again Mrs. Raymond uttered an excla
mation of amazement.
"And you never told me!" she went on
when the surrlse allowed her to speak.
"And I gave away tho box! 1 did not even
remember to whom, such a crowd of
young people visited me that evening.
Only now does It como back to my mind
that it was to Gladys Spencer I chanced
to give it. I wi.s v?ry sore on the subject
nt the time; I charged her not to thunk
me, and never again to allude to the box
or its contents. You were idiotic, Gcoige,"
she ended, with emphatic candor.
Mr. Wilson Old not dls-puto tho point.
He never again gave u. "surprise" present,
ON TO VICTORY.
Every Indication points to a rousing
Republican victory for tho entire
ticket next Tuesday. The party's
lighting blood Is up at last and that
portends a Waterloo for tho enemy.
Hut no Individual Republican should
relax his efforts. This is tho chance
of u llfo tlmo to rivet and clinch Re
publican supremacy 1n onco Demo
iiotiils in cunr.cK.
Not (Julie As Simple us tho Tub of tho
In Greece, writes Professor Glider
sleeve In tho Atlantic Monthly, the ho
tels of the Interior follow one general
type the Italian. There Is no common
sitting room. Why should thero be?
There Is no ofllce, but that does not
seem to Interfere with the presentation
of the bills. The ground floor is given
up to a cafe or restaurant. If the Inn
keeper goes Into that line of business.
Very often, however, the master of tho
Apollo has only rooms to let. Tho
sleeping apartments on the floor above
nre often approached by an outside
stairway, and, as Is to bo expected In a
southern climate, they are scantily
furnished. Overfurnlshlng Is a vice
anywhere. Under a southern sky It Is
a crime of which the Greeks are not
There Is usually a mirror, though
that tribute of human vanity Is some
times lacking, and, like the Turk, the
solitary Turkish towel bears no brother
near his throne. The bedstead Is in
variably of Iron. As In primitive
United States within my memory,
single rooms are rare. Two, three,
four, Ave beds are put In ono room,
or strung along the corridors, A fastid
ious person who desires to occupy a
room nlone has to pay for all the beds
therein. In some places special charges
are made for sleeping In the daytime,
and there Is a fixed rate for sleeping on
i the floor.
STORIES OF THE DAY.
Finally round n Place lie Could
He was n stranger In Washington,
maybe an otllce-seeker, but evidently
a stranger. A good friend had him in
tow and was showing him all the sights
of the town. Thev were on Pennsyl
vania n.venuo, snys the Post, just
across from the White House, and the
kind friend was using his umbrella
very much as the village school-master
uses a pointer to denote the figures In
an example upon the blackboard. The
umbrella turned In tho air like a
weather vane, and was indicating the
White House when tho friend said:
"Now, that Is the White House,
where President McKlnley lives."
"So that's the White House, Is It?"
That's where McKlnley lives, eh?"
"That's the very place."
"Well, I swan!"
The umbrella swayed around to the
"See that church over there? That's
where the big people worship."
"Does McKlnley go there?"
"Well, I don't want to see It then."
The umbrella swerved around to the
"See that big building there? That's
one of the finest theatres In Washing
ton." "Does McKlnley go there?"
"Can't say that he does."
"Well. I don't believe I care to,
"Now that hotel up there has one of
the finest bars you ever saw. Like to go
"Well, I don't believe I'd like to
Hold on a minute didn't you ask mo
to go there with you?"
"On second thought I accept your In
vitation. Hut as for these other
places," with a comprehensive sweep of
his hand, "I hope they won't insist
upon my patronage, for I shall feel en
jolnel to refuse It."
McKlnley on Horso Hack.
President McKlnley Is now riding a
white horse, and If he would wear a
cocked hat he would look very much
tike Napoleon, says Curtis In the Chi
cago Record, but he insists upon wear
ing n silk hat and a frock coat made of
black broadcloth, which glvo him a
clerical Instead of a military appear
ance. Ho sits a horse well and handles
his bridle gracefully, but everybody
who pretends to know vh'at Is what
thinks ho ought to change his cos
tume. General Miles, who goes out
with him every day, wears what the
English call a hunting coat, with a
black slouch hat, and rides a handsome
black charger, very suitable to the gen
eral of the army. No man in tho world
looks better on horsebaok than General
Miles. When he went out yesterday
afternoon the president nnd General
Miles rode side by side, while behind
them came Secretary Porter, Captain
Mlchlar of General Miles' Htaff, and
"Cousin" Osborne, who seemed to be
having a pretty good time.
Why Ho Tit on Iloth Sides.
"I met a number of queer charac
ters whllo in North Carolina a few
years since," said a lady who h'ad trav
eled to a writer for tho New Orleans
Times-Democrat, "but I think of them
all, an aged woman, osslbly of XO win
ters and summers, who lived In the
country bvways, exceeded the rest In
point of Interest. I was nsklng her one
day about the war, and during the con
versation Inquired as to tho side lur
sympathies had led her support. 'Wall
now,' she said, 'there's my son Rellley.
He was Just 'bout like all tho balance.
Ho went Into the war and fit and lit,
until his cloth ss were worn out; he
starved most of the time, and when he
got paid it wuz In money that wouldn't
but nothln'. So Rellley got tired of
that, and so ho Jlned the other party,
and when ho got plenty to eat nnd wear
and 17 a month In money that wuz
I about tho desired results, and ns In
j former years no Columbia bicycle waB
(placed on exhibition until nit parts were
thoroughly tested nnd Inspected nnd
thnt In purchasing one of the 1898 Co
i lumbla. Chalnless Hlcycles no rider
needs to fear as to the result, and that
In the Columbia Chalnless tho Pope
Manufacturing Company have pro
duaed a practically perfect wheel.. Tho
Columbia Chalnless Is the last and
highest form of bicycle development.
It marks the utmost possibility of ex
cellence nnd completeness under pres
ent conditions that nre likely' to arise.
Some o Its points of superiority over
a chain driven wheel: It will go faster
nnd further with less affort. It Is much
easier to keep clean Kvery motion is
good nnrwhar, he kinder concluded to
stay thar, and thnr he stayed until tho
lighting wuz all over.' "
The Kicliapoo's Compliment.
Cornelius N. Hlls.i, our portly secre
tary of the Interior, the other day gave
an audience to a band of Klckano In
dians. He rerelved the aborigines,
says the New York Sun correspondent,
as If he were presiding at a meeting of
tho New York Chamber of Commerce,
After tho Interview the boss Indian
held up his right hand horizontally on
an exact level with Mr. PUss's stature.
"Heap little high," he grunted, him
self towering a head above the secre
tary. Then the Indian place both' of
his ouen hands nt a distance of about
half a foot from tho 'ddes of his head:
"Hut hi vu skookum heap big hero!"
he finished, pointing to his head. The
scretaiy of the Interior positively
blushed at the bnrlxuian's compliment.
Little Champ Clark.
Little Charm Clark, of Missouri, Is
a chip of the old block. He Is a beauti
ful child, about 5 years old, as bright
as a dollar, and almost as quick at re
partee, says the New York Sun, as hla
"What are you Democrats going to
do now?" asked one of tho clerks yes
terday, when little Champ came In.
".McKlnley is running things, and you
folks will have to put up with It, wheth
er you like Jt or not."
The little fellow Jumped upon a chair
and swung his arms aloft In the nttl
tuda which his father assumes when
most In earnest.
"Wo Democrats," piped up his llttlo
voice, "will not be responsible for any
of McKlnley's acts,"
Spender Keed Knew Hotter.
W. K Curtis tells the following In
his Washington letter to the Chicago
Record: Representative Fleming, of
Georgia, made an e'fort on the floor
yesterday to show that an appeal from
tho speakers decision was a debatable
question. Mr. Reed said that it was
not. After the adjournment. Mr. Flem
ing went to the sneaker with a little
book. It was entitled, "Reed's Parlia
mentary Rules." In It was a paragraph
which showed that the appeal could
"What do you say to that." asked
Mr. Fleming, triumphantly
"I see it," drawled Mr Reed, ns he
cast his eje over the paragraph in his
book, "but. Mr. Fleming, that book Is
Carlisle on tho Road to Riches.
William E. Curtis, In his Washington
letter to the Chicago Record, says:
"Ex-Secretary Carlisle has returned tho
retainer he accepted from the 'ship
pers' In the Chicago lake front case,
and thus surrendered a fee of J10.000.
He has. examined the case, and has de
decided that ho does not care to have
anything to do with It. This is n great
disappointment to his clients, who ex
pected him to be the star performer In
future litigation. The fea they offered
him was $?.00O more than he ever re
ceived for a year'n labor, and Involved
comparatively llttlo time and work,
but, from what Mr. Carlisle's friends
say, $10,000 fees are a common thing
with him now. They relate most as
loiiishlng stories about the extent of
his professional engagements, nnd say
thnt they will brlmr lilm In at least
$100,000 during the present year. Ho
has accepted a large fee from J, Pler
pont Morgan, and will look after all
the legal business of tho house of Mor
gan & Co , In tho southern states. He
has made an engagement with the
Southern Railway company to serve It
In a similar capacity, and his friends
inform me that ho will be compelled to
employ several assistants and main
tain oillces both at Washington and
Providing n Cure,
"I've cured our next-door neighbor of
borrowing our lawn mower."
"How did you urrange It?"
"Every time he did it I sent over and
borrowed his bicycle." Chicago Record.
positive no back lash. It has no links
or teeth to catch things. Its driving
mechanism Is nlwnys thoroughly lubri
cated. Its motive parts are not nf
fected by the weather by rain, sleet,
mud or dust.
Its bevel gear Improves with use.whllo
a chain deteriorates from tho first.
It paves repair money, work anil
worry nnd Increases tho safety nnd
delight of cycling.
It removes tho one serious source of
danger that every bicycler realizes,
nnd substitutes confidence for dread,
Tho weak part of a chain and
sprocket bicycle Is the chain. Tho
bevel gear of a Columbia Chalnlcs.i
will outlast any Important part of tho"
WE MUST APOLOGIZE.
Owing to tho Great Rush Hundreds
ot People Turned Awny--An Extru
Force of Experienced Salesmen Put
to Work nt thd Chicago Combina
tion Clothing Snlc, 211 Washington
Avenuc--Tho Largest Snlo ou
Wo must niologizo and ask the publlo
to ho Indulgent with us as there wero
hundreds of people we could not wait
on owing to the big rush. Wo havo
hired additional experienced salesmen
to our already large force nnd are now
rendy to meet the demands with
prompt service. We exceedingly vegret
that so many who have visited .this
side could not bo waited on but wo
will more than make up for It again
with our high grade clothing and these
ruinously low prices.
Union Casslmere, Single and Double
Breasted Sack, regular price $9.00, now"
$2.00. Roys' Knee Pants at 9c, slzea
3 to 14 years.
Men's Serviceable Spring and Fall
Overcoats, worth $11.00, for $3.10. Fino
Silk and Satin Lined Fall and Winter
Overcoats, worth S1S.00 to $3S.OO, for
6.20 and $12.35. Storm Overcoats fop
from $3.00 to $8.00. They are .vorth $9.00
at least. Men's Medium Weight Over
coats, in Meltons and Kerseys, all
shades, worth from $12.00 to $26.00. now
$.'.20 to $9.70. Prince Albert Suits in
Clay, Worsted and Corkscrew, wcrth,
$23.00, now $9.75. All the iipw nnd nob
by Patterns, Single nnd Double-breasted.
Good School Suits, worth $2.00,
now 87 cents. Nobby Dress Suits, worth!
$3.00, now $1.18. Fine Dress Suits In
Funcy Cassimeres and Worsteds, worth)
from $4.00 to $9.S0, now $1.S5 to $3.25.
Odd Coats, Odd Pants and Odd Vests
will tie almost given away. Children's
Blue Pilot and Chlnchllll Reofers.worth
from $400 to $6.00, now from $1.75 to
$2.75. Children's Cape Overcoats, worth
from $2.00 to $6.00, now during this sala
from C9c. to $2.50. Hats worth $3.50,
now 75c. Hoys' Hats worth $1.50, now
15c. Bicycle Hose, worth $1.00, now 25c.
Collars.Cuffs, Driving Gloves, Neckties,
Handkerchiefs, all kinds of Shirts and
Underwear. Silk Suspenders, worth
50c. and 75c, now 9c. Overalls, worth)
75c, now 37c.
Chicago Combination Clothing Co.,
211 Washington avnue.
A WITTY CONGRESSMAN.
Dr. William Everett, of Mnssachu
setts, Is Somewhat ol a Humorist.
Dr. William Everett, the Natlonnl
Democratic candidate for Governor oC
Massachusetts, Is somewhat of a wit.
While In Congress Everett was noted
for his witty and somewhat pedantic
speeches, snys the Chicago Record. IC
was he who used the expression "do
posit In a cavity," Instead of tho slang
"put in hole," which has become
a current Jest. Ho prided himself on
his grammar and pronunciation, and
created much nmusement one day by
rising and excitedly demanding that
the Journal of the house be corrected,
where It quoted him as using an un
prammatical sentence. He was really
Indignant, and the House smiled broad
ly, but niado the correction. It is also
related of him that he pronounced the
word "octopus" on tho second syllable
In ono of his Congressional speeches
nnd was called to order a few minuted
later by a mischievous Republican who
wanted cither Dr. Everltt or tho
dictionary corrected. Everltt was at
first disposed to resent the correction,
but at length gave in, remarking that
the correct pronunciation of the WQrd
was really "devil fish," In which nil
A POLITICAL POINTER-
If you Indorso the free trnde and troo
silver Chicago platform aa the Lacka
wanna Democracy does, "fully and
without reserve," then work and voth
for Bchadt, Horn, et. al. It you be
lieve In McIUnley.prottotton nnd pros'
perlty, turn these agents of Hryau
down. y . r" s ,