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ABILENE WEEKLY REFLECTOR, ABILENE, KANSAS, JUNE 28, 1894.
On Friday morning a tired and dusty
traveler In a miserable Tennessee
wagon was driven up lo tlic rugged
acclivity In llondcrson county now
known ns Fort Surge. It ivhk tlien a
wild, overgrown region and nil tlio
traveler and the negro wlio drove Mm
could seo sticking out of tlio lirnnli
half a mile up tlio rock wn tlio tin
painted root of a small frame house.
Tlio traveler got nut, Mnmpcd his feet
as If lie was cramped liy long riding,
gavo the negro a two-dollar bill nnd
began climbing tlio rocky bank.
It was I.nport.
Ilo tat down on tho doorstep of tlio
houso somewhat winded by tlio climb
and looked nbout lilm. Tlie prospect to
tlio caitnnd north was open revealing
wliat appeared to bo a desolate wilder
ness of rocki) nnil forests, with here
and there tlio bhm penltt of tlio distant
mountain showing between. Wlillo
lie sot tlicrc, tlio door opened; n man
whom ho did not rocognlo appeared
anil spoke to him familiarly
"Come Inside, prnfessnr-ynu can
rent yoursolf much better Indoors."
Ho lnikcd nt tlio speaker. It ttn
Kent, but Kavo for snmclhlug In tlio
tnno of hi vnleo, I.airt did not know
him. Ilo uppcared bioader und heavier
Ilo considerately assisted l,npnrl to
rise, aaytngi "I've ben waiting break
fan for you. Y'ui limy dismiss further
anxiety. Your troubles aro ended. You
must bo hungry after jour long ilde.'
Onco Instdo tlio house, u woll-sprcnd
table presented Itself nnd tho mon sat
"Lot us," wild Kent, "nvuld tho
uual formalities. I!xplauatlous will
proparo thn vtuy to rui.t. You nro
naturally nnined ut wbnt has taken
placo and anxious to know the motlvcH
of my action. I will proceed nt onee
to relieve your miml mid replenish
your system. I,ut mo udvNo you to
drink colTeo It Ih a necessary prophy
lactic 111 this plaee."
He called to a servant who ennui In
from the one other apartment and
brought tho meal. Laport liHiked on
with expectancy nnd vvns hlleut, while
Kunt both ate and tulked.
"You havo been mini cruelly
wronged," ho wild. "You uru not
Utility of murder, for that was not
your Intention. Society took fiomtlu
world n gonliisniiil locked him up. You
aro at pruscnt, und so long as you Btuv
here, beyond tho reneh of society.
I do not Intend to Interfere with your
liberty. I shall make jou a business
proposition. If It does not meet with
your approbation you cuii depart. I
will not betray you. If It does you
can work for mo u year, save n hand
somo competence and spend tho re
mainder of your days In somo rnfu
placo comfortably. You aro not eat
ing. "Pardon me," said LnporL "1 will
drink thin coffee and listen to you. I
havo no appetite."
"Perhaps ft drop of stimulant?"
"No," said f.uporU "My curiosity to
hear what you have to say Is too great
to permit mo to cat. Proceed."
"Thoro aro two orders of men, Mr.
Laport," said Kent. "Ono order deals
with Ideas, tho other with ovents.
They aro Incompatible, but supple
mentary, Tho greatest achievements
"l rnorosE to inccTirr some or Tint
EVIL Or BOCIRTI,"
are brought ubout by tho association of
'tho two orders of talent. Ono order Is
reflective and creative; tho other U
executive and administrative. Wo rep
resent tha two orders. I am not satis
fied with ovents as they oueur. I am
going to manufacture them on a largo
Ilo paused a moment and took a few
(mouthfuls of food. Laport was re
garding him curiously,
"This sounds a little abstract, but It
U a necessary postulate. I'm not a
svank. Like yourself, society has
Nvronged mo. I propose to rectify somo
Of the evils of sooiety. It that sounds
chimerical, lot mo remind you that tho
details of your rescuo ought to con
vince you that I am a man of method,
accustomed to deal with facts and ad
Just myself to circumstances. You aro
under somo obligations to mo. I pro
pose to avail myself of tlioso obliga
tions In only ono way It is by making
a confidant of you and depending upon
your sense of loyalty.no matter what
arrangement we effect. Tho pledge Is
implied. I have to put myself In your
hands to a certain extent. You are a
free man. You aro not directly or In
dlroctly to betray my conlldence, even
It you do not stay with mo. That, I
.merely say, is understood."
Laport bowed his head In acquies
cence. Kent smiled. "It Is hardly neces
sary for me to say to you that I would
not have this confidence in your sense
of loyalty if I had not acquainted my
self with your character and I hardly
would have taken the extraordinary
means to secure your services If I bad,
not believed I oould depend upon you.
Verbal pledges aro unnecessary, my
"In carrying out the vast projects
whloh I hare in my mind fur the recti
jflcatlon of some of tho evils of so
ciety. I shall necessarily como In col-
Union wth sooiety and it was uooeS'
n Cf ,
iHI J JASpSSSS:
m il, v&cr .ulsi&jlv"
i iv -" fy
- tftTQ.-- - . - '--ZrW
pure lrom iiiiriripin.i i. ,piiMoan ,
mid unknown to tho world, where I
"ouhl carry on the extensive) organis
ing vheme. That placo Is under your
"I th not understand jou," mid I.o
port, looking curiously nbout Mm.
"Under this lloor," continued Kent,
"Is the cntrum-ii to the largest envu
that has probably ever been explored
J . . . . . .
I Ulscovercil It ny acciueni
seven vears ago. I bought this piece '"""" """' "" ""' """ i"" "
of land und erected this house over tho ously with his feet upon the lloor
entrance. I purposo lo buy the whole which Instantly moved lis If It wcro on
two thousand acres of wild land that i rollers, mid us It withdrew from the cor
covers a great iwrllon of It, and erect ner III which Kent stood, a smooth
here a large building ostensibly nsnli-1 rock showed Itself about a foot b-
Itarlum. It is for tho llttlng up of this
underground domain that I have taken
such pains to secure your aid. I need
in It an electrical plant! a water sys
tem; electric railway, ami heating ap
paratus, besides means of defense nnd
other modern iipplliuiees. I hate esti
mated tho cost of my Internal or,
perhaps, 1 should sny, Intestinal Im
provement ut something llko n mil
lion dollars. Ills for you to say, when
I havo taken you over tho ground. If
you will sell mu jour mechanical skill
for u year and what It will be worth."
Kent waited for a reply
After a moineiifs hesitation Laport
said: "It seems to mo, sir, that ut this
time 1 inn not In n position to mako
terms. If you succeed In demonstrat
ing to mo the practicability of your
plans, tlio best I can do Is lo offer you
my services and advice In so far as the
sclieme meets with my approbation '
"Well, I can only say that such mi
arrangement will mililnut nil. I do not
Intend to Implicate Jou In any of my
scheme. I w Ish to employ vnur eon.
htrnetlvo ability at a reasonable price.
If tho work that I want done Is practi
cable to tlio engineering mid median
Icnl tnlnd, nnd you give me your serv
ices for njenr, will fifty thousand dol
lars compensate you?"
Tor the llrst time It Hashed over I.a
nort'mnlnd that he wns llstuulng lo a
mbnonlanlac; ono of tho ' restie
Harmless cnaracters who eon Ivo pro
digious schemes mid in'ike f.i'mhut In
vestments with mi other enplt .1 tha i
their disordered Imagination Ke-it
guessed what was pawing In his mind,
for he Mild:
"i see mo siiiiiiioine nnd i i-." l
of my schemes navu mstnrDca your '
confidence. Two or threo days of In-
vestlgatlon will restore It. We can !
talk farther of the mntter after we mo i
"I see the sudtboine nnd ""
better ncqnalntud. llefnro I show yon
th'e underground loboratoiv. let mo
explain to you tho topographical pe
culiarities of the country."
As he said this ho picked up a map
nnd, muring his chair closer to La
port's, spread out tho paper on tho
tablo. "There," he said, Indicating a
point on tho map with a pencil, "Is
about where we are. This original
map Is n skutch-phin of tho subter
ranean domain us near as 1 huio been
able to survey It I e dlnnte tho south
western extension of tho e.ivo to bo
about eighteen miles In length. There
Is number hidden entrance at that ex
treme limit, but it luvils a little eea.
atlng to bo of practical use I Intend
to purchase that laud also and erect n
houso over It. That entrance, or to
sp.'ak moro correctly, that exit. Is
within four miles of the grent Wash
bayou on the Mississippi. Tho coun
try Is Mich that n hard road can be
easily made. The hnyou Is ono of the
deepest and wildest on tho river. A
sternwhv boat can laud her supplies
there entirely hidden from the river
with little dlflloulty, The nearest
houso Is eighteen miles distant. Tho
transportation overland Is not much
of a problem, but tho eighteen miles
underground needs an engineer's skill.
That Is where I w iiut an electric rail
way, You will seo tho necessity of
that when you examine tho place, for
it Is the northeastern end of tho cava
that can bust lo fitted up for habita
tion and workshops.
"Tho dlfilculttes to lo ovorcomo, ns
you will rendily understand, nro
physical difficulty nnd Involve light
Ing, ventilation, transit and defense.
My Idea Is that tho subterranean do
main offers a magnificent field for tho
abode of an army of mechanics and
Laport was amazed. "Would It bo
Impertinent," ho asked, "If I Inquired
what, you aro going to do with tho
"NoUtnll,";epilitl Kent. "Hut It
would bo better pet-imps If yon wero
kept In Ignurunco of my ultlm'ato plans
or at least not mode ucqualntid with
them until you hod grown t i under
stand their possibility. In cao you
did not approve of them, It would bo
uttiia inmiwt,aiu th.m.
"COME," BAH) KKNT. "I WILL
Let me nsk you ono" question -Hid 'you
tiot olTcr lo the government n gun con
strurted on n novel pl.m?"
"i i, I did," replied Laport.
"And the government rejected It?"
"The government Inughed lit It, nnd
I spent months nnd all my money try
ing to lobby through mi appropriation
to get It tested."
"When was that?'1
"It Is eight years ago."
"Very goo I," said Kent. "I should
like to havo n talk with yoiialioutlhtt
gun Inter on. '1 ho first thing to do Is
toglvoyou n fcnvi of security and to
lo that I shall havo to show you my
hidden retreat, llefnro vie go down,
let mo say that this houso is accessible-
only by one rnnd, mid wo can
see anyone approaching by thnl mail
for two miles. Ilcsliles, I keep a sentry
In the Moods who can communicate by
signal with tho house. If bynitync
cldcnl an officer or detective should
get Into the other apartment, J on
have ample ttmo lo disappear. Let
me show vnu."
Hero Kent got up nnd going to tho
comer of the room, leaned with his
r I I.. II 11 n...l ....-1....1 ..!.....
nenin. mo jiinicii nomi upon mo
roelc and with his fool gave the lloorlng
n push mid It receded ubout three feet,
exposing n descent to which hod been
fitted u rude wooden rail and steps.
I.npnit stepped to thn edge of tho
floor and looked over. Ilo saw p,ut of
a rough shaft which was apparently
ten or twelve feet In diameter, that
sunkawny obliquely In n westerly di
rection und was very dark and repel
Lint. "Come," said Kent, "I will show you
my possessions. You bad better let
me take your hand. 1 am familiar
, ,,,th tho steps."
thus assisting mid guiding I.nport,
they desrended carefully tho rude but
solid stairway which for soinu dtstauco
w ns very steep. At the end or twenty
feet they came to n rock Inndlng nnd
n new opening Icadlngdowmvnrd more
I gradually ut right angles to tho main
shaft. I.nport saw that tho entire pas
sage was n natural rift or chasm, lie
turned at tho landing ami looked back
ut thn stairway dimly seen In the dark-
ness stretching up above them.
I "I l.now what you aro thinking of,"
said Kent, "It Is that by tho destruc-
' Hon of tho steps one Is eiiught like a
rut In n trap. Hut you forget that
I there nro other exits mid, besides, I
havo boied Into tho stratum above
ii tit, mi nrlusltin drill r.t I ''-low W 111 ru
SHOW YOU IV POSSESSIONS."
it Is thinnest. Let us go down."
I A light shono In tho distance, and Its
reflection enabled Laport to descend
I without further dlfilculty, In places tho
natural slant of tho rock needed no
I steps. At others Kent warned iilm of
I n sudden rlso or fall In tho natb. As
T .,,,,. .
car a Import could judgo tho second
passage was fifty feet long and only at
a '0,v points wide enough to pass two
mcn abreast, On reaching the bottom
of tho declivity, ho found himself In
an enormous stono room or arena, that
was lit In part by two or threo power
ful lamps und rellcctors. As accurately
as ho could determine with his eye,
tho roof rock was eighty or a hundred
feet high whero It wns lit by tho
reflected lights, beyond which was a
pitchy gloom. Tho walls of this
rotunda wcro uneven nnd slanted
away ut different nngles, that portion
through whoso fissure they had como
being tho nearest to a perpendic
ular. "The dimension of tills
room," said Kent, In nn explana
tory way, "Is about half an acre. It
leads by n sort of corridor, fifty feet
wide and two hundred feet long, to a
much larger opening. This at present
is my workshop."
As his eyes became familiar with the
light, Laport saw figures moving
nbout, and ho thought ho heard the
sound of hammers. "There aro six
workmen," said Kent. They havo
been fltllug up tho placo for offices and
headquarters. Let me show you your
They crossed tho nroit, their figures
maklug shifting and funtastlo shad
ows, and camo to a rudo wooden struc
ture built against the side of the rock,
Uxternolly it presented tho uppeur
anco of a mero shanty, but when Kent
opened tho door, ho found It comfort
ably carpoted nnd furnished and lit by
a largo lamu. A table stood In tl.o
center upon which were ho.ipcd papers
nnd writing material. A bookcase
filled with books, a handsome filter
and water-cooler nnd a little buffet
jylth decanters nnd glasses gave tho
place an clr of luxury, Tho wooden
walls had been tastefully papered and
several pictures hung upon them.
Kent walled to seo (he effect upon
his visitor and then said: "A fulrly
comfortable retreat, professor, and I
think you will now agieo with mo that
It Is a safe ono. Hero Is a speaking
tubo nnd signal bell communicating
with tho house above. Here Is a sleep
ing room," ho added, as ho throw open
fl side door nnd disclosed a narrow
apartment with a tomfortublo bed nnd
au mo uecessury chamber appurtcn- '
puces. ''You can work out Jour do- i
blgus hero without fear of futerrui
7ft !, A
.gsgjrfnt v juiJAJUt W..HJ.- .tiw.NieWiiHdsrtw. nr-sa--.a-ii'sniimiij
atlons (7t the season, ns this thermom
eter will show you. Hut of courso I do
not expect you to spend all your time
outof thosunllght. I should ad rlso you
not to giro moro Ihnn half your day to
this part of ..tho establishment unless
there Is danger of discovery. You aro
free to go and como nt your inclina
Laport sat down In a comfortable
chair. "1 should like lo nsk you a few
practical questions," ho said, "but tho
fact Is tho wholo disclosure Is so much
like ono of tho stories of the Arabian
Nights that anything practical seems
out of place."
"Well, pray dismiss all notions of
magla nnd Illusion," replied Kent with
a smile. "Thocavo Is tho only thing
that approaches tho miraculous nil
the rest Is plalnsalllnghard work with
the nsslslanco of science. It remains
for you to say, after you have madu a
thorough examination of tho place, If
It cun bo tnado teimntablo for a year."
"I should say at once," sold Laport,
"that If you havo tho means nt com
mandthat It con. I know nothing
about the ventilation or salubrity of It,
and tho work Is so glgantlo tliotnt
first sight I should sny it would require
a Btock company with unlimited cnpl
lal to effect tho purpose."
"I havo roughly figured the improve
ments nt a million dollars," sold Kent,
"and that of courui Is mi economical
estimate. Tho money I have. It Is
not a question of resources. It Is
ft question of practicability. I want
you to familiarise yourwdf with tho
placo -mako yourself comfortable,
look over my dans which you will find
In that portfolio there, cstlmatu enro
fully Just what toolsiind uiaterhilsyou
need nnd bo ready to talk to me more
fully nt tho end of a fortnight. Your
salary will commence from to-day mid
you can draw on mo for money whun
you please. The sooner you get nn nc
curulo estimate of tho material, tho
sooner I can begin to get It In. Tho
first thing Is to make a survey for nn
electric plant and a tnimwny. Wo
must have light ami incuts of convey
ance. It Is linpovdblo to deliver tho
heavy material at this entrance. I urn
going nwny to-morrow mid will bo
buck In nbout a week In that time I
expect you to hove formed a clear
Judgment of w hut you can do. You nro
I nrsv tiling is to mane a survey for nn
I going nwav to-morrow nnd will !.,
loo ureii loilay lo go over tho ground,
but I will Introduce) on to my right-
noun man ncro who will Lo subject to ( "no oi cntrcaiy ns no put the morsel
your directions when wc get lo work, between tho cpfcuro's lips: "Tasto tho
nnd ho will guldo you In your explore- water."
lions. I shall be gone ono or two weeks, i M. llodcl closed his eyes, nnd wns si
You will find many of tho conveniences ' lent for two or three minutes, during
of life hero. The mall Is brought onyo , which time tho gardener regarded him
a day and Includes tho principal pa- ! "''"' nnxlety.
pcrs of tho country and somo of Its I "Ooodl very good, my frlendl" said
best periodical literature. Thoro aro ho nt Inst, opening his eyes,
stationery und appliances In tho 1'loclng tho second quarter between
rooms. I would not. If I wero you, tho epicure's teeth, the gardener sold
venture far from tho honsa above i ,v'"' moro firmness; "Tastu the flesh!"
ground alone, nnd remember Unit my Tho Judgo moved his mouth nnd re
name heru ls llendrliks nnd yours Is marked with stronger accents of np
rrunkllu. Is thcro nnythlng jou ' provnl: "Ah, very good, my friend,
would llko to say to mo before I go?" VCI7 good!"
Laport hesitated a moment, and then "Tnsto tho aromn," said tho garden
replied: "Yes. Thcro Is ono person cr "loro confidently, ns ho Inserted tlio
whom I should like to know of my '"' quarter.
freedom. It Is tho only person nn i "food cry good! my friend, very
earth for whom I have a deep affeo- ' Bdl"
lion, mid who on hearing of my uscapu I Tho remaining quarter was placed
will be tormented with nnxloty." n U'o end of tho epicure's tonguo, and
And who might that ncrson bo?"
"It Is my daughter."
"Whero U she?"
"You want to eommnnlcato with
I should llko to set her mind nt rest
ulroudypiitu watch upon her; know I
ull her actions and follow every ono
who calls upon her. Her m.ills nro
even Intercepted. No, no. Not ut
present. Hy and by when tho scent Is
cold, wo can got word lo her, and
you can have her with you if you like I
i...t .,. .,...
......i. .v ti.i.u iMuuer ueeuiiiiuuuillious, i
hut not now."
TO IIP. CIINTIXUFU'
I'lrn In ii Cost Mint,
HlilMIMHiVM, Ala., .luuo 3l.-I'Ire
broke out in tho Mary Lee mine, 10
miles from hero, yoiterd'iy. cnttli g nil
fifty men from escape who wero work
ing In the rear part of the mine. Tho
Imprisoned men made u dash for tho
opening, rushing through fire, smo'to
nnd lliiine I'our of the number wero
taken out dead. The others escape 1,
several of whom wero badly burned,
A turporal II red nt Life.
Li:iVKHoi;iii, Ifnii., Juno 'Jl.Cor
poral Carter, of company 1", Tenth In
fantry, shot himself voster.hiy with
suicidal Intent. Ilo placed the muzlc
of hi, rifle at his left breast and sent
a ball plowing e itlivly through his
body nairowly mlssl.u his heart. He
i not expected to survive.
.Ipruihlli'il I',sl.n,,l.r lit Ht TllilK.
W viiiiiiov. Juno JM. fol W. H.
Ilrown was given I'm pi.tofiL-e up
polntm nit at Meillii'f yostcr lay wlfi
out contest. This Is th j only hist Mi.ni
of th'klid Inthostito of Kansas .so
'm- In tho pi-'sot a lmln1 dr itn i
IN paint the best is the
cheapest. Don't be misled by
trying what is said to be "just ns
good," but when you paint insist
upon having a genuine brand of
,. . .,
It costs 110 more per gallon than,
,cueap paints, anu jasia many tunes
Look out for the brands of White
Lead offered you ; any of the fol
lowing are sure :
"Southern," "Red Seal,"
For Colors. National Lead Co.'s
"urc White LeadTintliiB Colors,
These colors sre told in one-pound can
fin belpu mltidcnt to lint tj luuudl of
it... l hi, m I .l k. ...-I...1 V.- J- . ...
..... ...... ,u wv nvv tie, mum ob lesv i - " ---.' ..... .v..u n
lll somo way, oven If 1 cannot seo her." morrow your peaches shall bo served
"I need not tell you," said Hen-' on tIl taul ' tll! 1'lng!"
drleks, "that communication with her '
Is exactly what tho detectives who aro I A SINGULAR ADVENTURE.
henrehlm' fur vim nviuml Tlitu Impn
Thjsecolor. .re sold in one-pound cans, each " i" " , ,1 " ', ," ,,"? b'""""rcn.
can belnu sullirlent to lint sj luuuds of strictly i whom I thanlt for tholr constant nirco
I'ure White Lead Ihedeslreii sliadei the) are It tloll, to observe my wishes In this ro-
liotcnie mult-mlied paints, but a comlluall
!, PS"'.'" Pu,e eolori In the liainlleit fore:
I til Strict v Is,, VI bit I .(
A Kootl nianythouumt dollars liav e been saved
rrciH-rti-owncrt by saving our IhhIc jii ralatlne
hn h f "' " w-jii mm sito jet
' national lead co.
, , St Louis Ilranch,
Wit Atemieno;T$"" fc'rWrSt. Louis.
Enables tlio fyntcm to
resist Epidemics. With
you nro wife. Doctors,
All Say So
Tlie Lrarnril 1 Ibmrluii iilth a geniltlve
A commercial vnlta attaches to deli
cacy of taste, a fact Illustrated In tho
case of "wlnc-lnstcrs"nnd "ten-tasters,"
who nro generously paid forjudging
vintages of ulna ami chops of tea. Mr.
Jcalfrcson, In his "Hook Atxmt the Tu
blc," tells n story of M. Pctlt-Kadel.
tho official taster of fruit to Louis
XVIII. of Trance.
M. Itadel, who wns chief librarian of
tho Inttltut, had n tasto so exacting
that It wns seldom sntlsdcd with tho
grapes, nectarines nnd peaches brought
to his Judicial palata by tho gurdorcrs
anxious to supply tho king's table.
Ono day, whllo ho was In hlsotUclal
study examining an ancient manu
script, tho door opened and through It
nn outstretched hand held n basket
containing four superb peaches. It
was n scorching day, and tlio librarians
nppetito rose at tho spectacle, "ijntcr,
enter!" ho ejaculated.
Tho gardener obeyed. M. Iladel,
without sncoklnc. seated himself In nn
casv chair, crossed his loirs, fnldnl bis
hands, anil waited with n fuco express
ing curiosity, doubt nnd hope. Cut
ting ono of tho peaches In four parts
with a sliver knife, tho gnrdenor fixed
I ono-qunrtcr on tho point, and suld In a
mo gorucner exclaimed in ft tono of
triumph: "Tasto tho whole!'
"My friend," exclaimed tho delighted
epicure, holding out both -hands, "It Is
perfect! It Is superbl You havo con
quered every difficulty. I give you tho
homage of my admiration, lrom to-
Sailor Were lllimclr Out budui
ndnfr In Shallow Yl'ster.
I Tho second mate of a Lake Huron
propellor had a singular adventure oil
Point mix Horques on his first trip.
They had been tow Ing a yuwl, which
somehow got adrift, and tho mate boo-
, ,. , . ,, , .
" V "?' V. ay, vo m ulcere,
lo swim after it if tho enptain would
anchor until his return. This was
agreed to, nnd tho mate started on his
, swim. Tor n quarter of nn hour, says
Uoldon Days, It jvas fun, but then tho
I swimmer began to get weary. Tho
boat was drifting nshoro, and still moro
I than n mllo nwny. Tho mato turned
on his back, floated, swam "dog-fashion,"
nnd on his side, nnd tried every
other way to rest himself, but all tho
tlmo kept getting weaker, Tho poor
fellow felt that ho was doomed, but
i kept feebly moving his arms nnd legs,
! until finally his Btrcngth completely
fravo out, und, with a despairing cry,
to snnk to tho bottom. To hiu Intense
surprise, ho found that tho water was
only four feet deep. Of course, ho
ought to hnro been grateful, but, In-
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Btvui. v mub, iiu Muueo tibuoru in a
towering rago at his own stupidity. Ho
got tho yawl, and when ho reoched tho
ship tlio captain said: "You confounded
fool, didn't you know thcro wns n mllo
nnd n hnlf of shonl water all along this
Thero nro many wonderful dialects
In existence, ns renders of modern lit
erature, soys Harper's Magazine, havo
doubtless by this tlmo discovered. Ono
pf these, which has nof been touched,
upon to iiuv considerable extent, Is.
what might bo called the suburban do
mcbtlo dialect that used by servants.
In rural communities In tho dally rmi.
tlno of housework. Rovcral Instances
of tho Inspiring qualities of this have
como to hand. A Buburbanlto was
greeted ono winter's morning ns ho en
tered his dining room with this cholco
specimen: "Mr. J , tho colt has
frl tlio pipes. Thoy'vo bust nnd tho
collar's all afloat."
Tho samo uonlestlc, whllo cleaning
j. ........... ..uy mijoiniug mo library
I" which her employer wns engaged In
writing, thinking that h might prefer
""i u nnmi iuo operation of polish
! Ing lip tho floor, entered tho room nnd
, sildl "Mr., J , do you wont tho
uoor ciui or mo curtains drew?"
Tho lato John Jay had this to say In
his will nbout cxtravagont funerals
nnd tho custom of wearing crapo ns
mourning! "Regarding tho cxtrava
ganco In funerals nnd mourning ns un,
seemly nnd burdousoine, I wish my
funeral to bo severely simples nnd I
n elf mn nlilt.lann ..! I t tt l.
pntsl. nn,l lr., nM,, mrtnnl., !... .......
D -., . ... -v ". .ti ,.- ...jr
wear for mo bo mild, Inexpensive pod
w Ithout crape," Tho Injunction might
I wen uo iuiiowen ny ranny with Icsj
means ttinn Mr. Jay's family possosv
Ostentatious display ut funerals and In
mourning is ono of tho costly und con
spicuous follies g tho day.
l?rWfltJt'"il-"JV"'i'l'lll 'f TjjMija'tLrtl,'fii . ftrjiattgwas tl ii ii,.IumwujWmiimu in.
been arranged whereby the passen
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to tho most excellent advantage, nil tho marvelous beauties and tho rugged
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Do you wonder how It Is dono? Nothing simpler, nothing moro Invit
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AND BETWEEN THE TWO OCEANS, to accomplish which a two years'
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