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THECOLORED CITIZEN. SEPTEMBER 3,
mnnmttu theik sonn and
Theannual meeting of the Montana^Pioneers Society was held in this city^Thursday. The attendauce was the^largest in years. The Society of Sons^and Daughters of Pioneers also met.^After the business sessions were over^both societies spent the bal^^ance of the day either tak^^ing in the sights of the city^or out to the races. In the evening a^a grand banquet was given at Elec^^tric hall which was largely attended.^The ^old timer^ is held in high es^^teem by the more recent comer. He^is respected and revered for the haid-^ships and privations endured in shap^^ing the early destiny of this now pop^^ulous and prosperous state. He will^soon disappear for death la ever^claiming a victim here and there^throughout the state but their mem^^ory will ever survive them and the^Sons and Daughters of Pioneers will^step forward and worthily fill the^places of the illustrious departed^ones.
Wenote with pleasure that a num^^ber of colored miners have been re^^cently sent to Hoslyn, Washington, to^work in the coal mines there. These^mines have been closed about three^mouths on account of the refusal of^the men to accept a reduction in^wages necessitated by the lowering of^the tariff on coal from seventy-five^cents per ton to forty cents. The^scale of wages offered to these new^men will enable a good hand to earn^over three dollars per day^not at all^bad these hard times. There are sev^^eral mines in Washihgton state now^(^eing worked by colored men, and^they give excellent satisfaction.^They have now been employed in the^Franklin and Newcastle mines of that^state for about five years, and the re^^lation between the men and the em^^ployers have been most harmonious.^So satisfactory have been the results^in these cases that a numbsr of cor^^porations have turned their sagacious^eyes colored-men-ward.
arare i'ham'k fur daly.
Arecent telegram tells us that the^Italians are deserting California In^large numbers. That they find It dif^^ficult to obtain work there, and that^many are returning to Italy, while^others are going to southern states,^particularly Florida and Alabama.^Mr. Daly, here U a rare chance for^you to display your line Italian hand.^Would It not be an excellent Idea to^have these Italians hither bound, to^stop over in M,. na until after No^^vember 6th next. Perhaps they^might cut quite a figure In the pend^^ing contest. Possibly they might^serve as a balance of power and elect^a solid Daly legislative delegation^from a couple of close counties or,^maybe, they might be just sufficient^to tip the scales Anacondaward. No^doubt It is still fresh In the minds of^our citizens the figure ^Daly's 400^dagoes'' cut in the election of 188!).
Notsatisfied with the financial^panic, wrccs:, ruin and business unrest^of the past few months resulting from^tariff tinkering, the democratic party^no sooner sheathes its yet bloody^st'letto, so oft and repeatedly thrust^into the almost mortally wounded^body of our depressed business inter^^ests, than the president and his fel^^low conspirators are planning for an^^other onslaught. He again call* upon^his financial wreckers ^who have^fought bravely and well^ with results^so well known, ^to continue the strug^^gle and boldly challenge to open war^^fare^ the yet prostrate business Inter^^ests now on a fair way to convales^^cence. Good citizens, irrespective of^party, who have suffered from the un^^ceasing tariff tinkering of the past^few months, will rally In solid phalanx^in November next and by their voice,^expressed through the ballot, will^speak in such emphatic tone that^even the president will bow to the^will of the majority.
hir HUM militia.
Aftera very successful and pleas^^ant encampment, companies C and I^of this city, and A of Great Falls, ac^^companied by the signal corps and the^First Kegiment band N. G. M., re^^turned from Fort Rickardi last Mon^^day morning. As they marched^through our principal thoroughfares,^headed by General Curtis, their sol^^diery bearing, precision of movement^and general martial appearance elic^^ited unstinted favorable comment^and applause. Our citizens are justly^proud of our noble boys in blue, who^have always shown themselves typi^^cal soldiers and worthy of the trust^and confidence reposed In them.
Mrs.E. G. Cole successfully con^^ducts a furniture store In the opera^house b ock. She carries a good^stock, affable, and consequently^does a thriving business.
SioQViiphicnlSketches.^CAPT. S. A SWIGGETT
18a candidate HIK SHERIFF. Abo is Nr.'
S.A. Swiggett was born in Mary^^land, May 19, MM When he was II^years of age, at the death of his^mother, he was placed in charge of^relatives in the country. IVccoming^dissatisfied he walked to Cambridge,^the county seat, and made his own^contract with a gentleman to learn a^trade. After conipleteing his trade^he emigrated to Cambridge City, In^dlana, at the age of 1!). Three years^later he removed to Mlakesburg,^Wapello county, Iowa. In December^18SH, he married a farmer's daughter.^In August, IHfii!, he recruited a com^^pany which was assigned to the^Thirty-sixth Iowa Infantry as Co. ^B^^and of which he was elected captain,^and participated in all the engage^^ments the regiment was in, and on^April 25, 18K4, after a desperate hard^fought battle, he with 1400 others^were captured and taken to Tyler,^Texas, arriving there June 10. On^August 15 and December 23 he escaped^getting 150 miles away the first, and^275 miles the second time, but was re^^captured both times and taken back^to Tyler. After being a prisoner^about fourteen months and being con^^fined in two stockades and a dozen^jails in Arkansas, Louisiana and^Texas, (and now trying to get into^the Lewis and Clarke county jail) he^was finally turned out, the war having^ended, his company and regiment^having been exchanged four months^before. After returning from the^war he followed merchandising except^an Interval of four years, in which he^was twice elected sheriff of Wapello^county, Iowa.
InApril, 1887, he came to Jefferson^county, Montana, with ills family.^The following year, although a stran^^ger, he was elected by the Republi^^cans to represent Jefferson county in^the last Territorial Legislature.
InMay, 1800, without his knowledge^or consent, he was appointed liegUter^of the U. S. Land Office at Helena,^where he purchased a home and es^^tablished his residence.
Hisfirst vote was cast for the Re^^publican candidate for President,^John C. Freemont, since which time^he has been an untiring worker for^his party as well as a liberal and reg^^ular contributor toward campaign^expenses, as can be vouched for by^leading Republicans of this city. Be^^sides all of the above he has retained^his membership in the Baptist church^for thirty eight years.
BelowIs what some papers say of^him officially and otherwise.
TheDally Democrat (Democratic)^published at Ottumwa, Iowa, Jnly 31.^1894, says:
Fromthe Helena, Mont., Herald,^we learn that Capt. S. A. Swiggett,^at one time sheriff of this county, will^be a candidate before the -^publican^convention for sheriff of Lewis and^Clarke county. While occupying that^responsible position in this county,^Capt. Swiggett. we belleue, gave gen^eral satisfaction, and proved himself^to be an efficient, honorable and in^^corruptible officer, always prompt^and faithful In the discharge of his^duties. He Is a gentlemen of splendid^ability, and because of his courteous^and genial ways, and unusual personal^magnetism, is very popular and is^known as a great vote-getter. The^Democrat feels an Interest in Wa^^pello county people and does not doubt^that Capt. Swiggett will secure the^nomination.
TheMarysvllle Mountaineer (Inde^^pendent) says:
TheRepublicans are beginning to^look around for available candidates^for the various county offices to be^filled at the approaching county con^ventlon. Among the candidates for^sheriff we have heard the names of^Capt. S. A. Swiggett, George O.^Eaton and ex-Sheriff Jefferis men^^tioned. All are good men for the po^^sition. Capt. Swiggett is favorably^known all over the country, and If he^consents to the use of his name before^the convention will doubtless get a^strong support from his party.
TheMorning Sun |Democratic) of^Ottumwa, Iowa, July 31, 1894, copies^the above and adds:
Thisrefers to Capt. Swiggett. a^former sheriff of Wapello county,who,^notwithstanding his bad politics, has^many warm friends here without re^^gard to party lines. If the Republi^^cans give him the nomination he will^do the rest, for he is energetic and a^vote-getter.
TheRising Sun (Republican), which^circulates In the north part of Lewis^and Clarke county, says:
Amongother names mentioned for^the nomination for sheriff of Lewis^and Clarke county we notice that of^Capt. Swiggett, late register of the^United States land office at Helena.^The Captain is a gentleman in every^way qualified to make a first-class^officer. He is a veteran volunteer^soldier, a thoroughbred Republican^and a gentleman whose private and^public life is beyond reproach.
TheBoulder Age '.Populist) says :^Capt. S. A. Swiggett, formerly of^Jefferson county and for the past four^years register of the United States^land office in Helena, is mentioned tor^the Republican nomination for sheriff^of Lewis and Clarke county. The^Republicans of that county could not^nominate a better man nor a stronger^candidate.
TheMarysville Gazette (Demo^^cratic) says:
Capt.S. A. Swiggett of Helena was^in the city this week shaking hands^with old friends. Mr. Swiggett is a^person of sterling character and made^an excellent register of the land^office. Social, generous, intelligent^and energetic, he Is highly esteemed^by all who know him. We understand^he will be the candidate on the Re^^publican ticket for sheriff. The only^objection we have to him is his pol^^itics.
TheSmiling Voon ; Man Got Through Smil^^ing at UiL
T'bgut a humorous little fancy^hero,' said tho smiling young man who^bad just romo iu as he drew up a chair^wBrt^A'lHj. sat doYvu and laid ou the^desk a scrap of p.ipw containing these^lill's
K'M| hildreu have oft been carried away^By the k^ pa that paaa lu the night.
What'sthis for^^ inquired the toil^^er at Um desk.
Why,don't yon see^^ said the^smiling caller, ^it's an unfinished quat^^rain, or, rather, the final part of a^quatrain that lacks Um fcfJ two lines.^You can furnish the appropriate rhymes^yourself. It's your line of business, yon^know. Something about history re^^peating itself^parents, you know, car^^ried away, or something of that kind,^and 'that's right,' or 'mild affright,'^and^
Butwhat does it all mean^ What^are you talking about^
Don'tyou catch on^ The little play^on words, yon know^
'Carried away' and 'grps that pass
inthe night' ^
Don'tyon get the idea^ You've read^the book, haven't you^^^^What book^
Say,do you mean to tell me you've^never read 'Ships That' ^
Lookhere, my friend,^ interposed^tho man at the desk firmly, ^if you are^trying to work into this paper a favor^^able mention of some book or other^you've come to the wrong department
There'sno use in talking. You've^got to carry that to the advertising^counter. You can't get it in my part of^the sheet for $6 a !in.
Thecaller rose np, grasped the scrap^of paper, crumpled it in his hand and^threw it fiercely on the floor.
And^heypayyou for writing stuff^for this paper, do they, sir^^ lie hissed^as he pulled up his coat collar, gave the^toiling scribe a stare of measureless^contempt and bolted angrily from the^room. ^Chicago Tribune.
Ithappened at one of the inland lake^resorts of Wisconsin. A young man^from Chicago was stopping there with^his wife, and the wife had wandered^down to the shore of the lake to enjoy^the evening breeze. A short pier jutting^out into the lake looked inviting, and^she went out on it, unmindful of sev^^eral urchins who were hovering about^ihe boathouse at the shore end of the^pier. A few minutes later her husband^came to the lake to join her, but was^intercepted by one of the urchins.
Say,mister, iB that your girl^^ ask^^ed the boy.
She'smy wife,^ replied the young^man.
Well,yon tell her to go home 'canse^we boys wants to go in swimmin,^ said^the youngster, and thinking that would^settle the matter they all retired to the^boathonse to undress.
Theyoung man promptly informed^his wife of tho request, but she was en^^joying herself and was not anxious to^leave. She laughed and called to a new^arrival at the boahtouse.
Tellthe boys,^ she said, when he^had come to her, ^to run out and jump^into tho water if they wish to. I won't^look.
Thelittle fellow hurried to the boat-^house with the message, and there was^an immediate council of war. At its^conclusion he returned to the end of the^pier and said:
Please,ma'am, the boys say they^dasn'trisk it. ^^Chicago Post.
Withall my heart, ^he rejoined^affecting indifference.
Herlip curled in scorn.
^have no use for any of it
Pansingonly until he was sure he^had the best umbrella in the hatrack,^he strode to the door and was gone.^^Detroit Tribune.
FairDame^That gasoline stave you^^old me won't light, and I believe the^Bupply pipe is all choked up.
Dealer \V^11, madam, you insisted^upon having one that would be abso^^lutely safe.^New York Weekly.
Whydid Miss Antique leave 'he^hotel^
Shewas insulted. Somebody asked^her if Noah was a pretty baby.^^P.^and S. a S. Co. Bulletin.
MotherI am afraid, Tommy, you^have been a very naughty boy today.
TommyI say, ma, what a lot you^know about wickedness Tor a woman.^^Boston Transcript.
Harryshould go ^n the 'Halls.' He^would make his fortune as a tight rope^walker.
Howdo you know^^ ^_|
Hecan kiss a girl in a^^at upsetting it^^T V^
i*.B. Huff. Grand Senior of the Grand^Terunle of Iowa llrl.i,.
Mrs.H. H. Huff, grand senior of the^grand temple of Pythian Sisters of Iowa,^is ^.ell known to^members of the^order as t live^worker for the ad^^vancement of the^auxiliary branch.^She was the tirsc^M. E. C. of Irving^temple, No. 81,^of Muscatine, and^delivered the ad^dress of wcloome^in behalf of (hat^temple at the joint^reception of the^grand lodge, K. of^P., and the grand temple of Iowa, which^was held at Muscatine last year. That^she makes a model presiding officer is con^^ceded by all the members of the grand tem^^ple who witnessed the work exemplified^at that time by Irving temple.
Indianapolisis In the field with Denver^and Minneapolis for the session of the su^^premo lodge in 1896.
WestPullman, Ills., has a new lodge of^35 members.
I'ytlilanday at the coming St. Louis^exposition will lie Sept. 19, and the order^will assist in making It one of the most^attractive days of the season.
Agreat occasion is anticipated in Boa^ton Oct. 10, when the order in Massachu^^setts will cel'-brato its silver anniversary.^The parade will include members of 107^lodges, escorted by the Massachusetts bri^gade, V. R.
AtWashington the supreme lodge will^be in session three weeks.
Oaklodge of Hudson, Mass., whose castle^hall was recently destroyed by fire, hast^found a home In Masonic hall by invita^^tion of the local lodge.
ImportantUrcltdonx Rendered by the Su^^preme Dictator.^Where a deceased member had paid^money in advance to the financial reporter^of his lodge, with which to meet assess^^ments, as they were called, and the finan^^cial reporter bad paid over the same to the^treasurer of the lodge and an unexpended^balance remained in the hands of the^treasurer at the time of the member's^death before paying over the same to the^personal representative of the deceased^brother, the lodge should order a warrant^drawn upon the treasurer for the amount,^but the supreme lodge assumes no respon^^sibility in regard to such advance pay^^ments.
Itis absolutely necessary that the appli^^cation for membership shall be In the^lodgcroom at the time it is referred to the^investigating committee. Our law re^^quires that the application shall 1st read^in op. n lodge at a regular meeting and^entered upon the record.
Anapplicant for membership cannot be^examined by the lodge medical examiner^until the investigating committee, ap^^pointed by tho dictator, shall have signed^a favorable report.
Where,at the same meeting of the lodge,^there are several applications for member^^ship, each applicant must be balloted for^separately.
Thosupreme dictator has no authority^to grant a dispensation permitting an ap^^plicant to lire Mine a member of an existing^lodge simply by being obligated, without^requiring him to pass through the cere^^mony of initiation in the lodgeroom.
Alodge cannot legally expel a mew jer^when action is taken otherwise than by^ball ballot.
Tholaw excluding bartenders from^membership in the order is not retroactive^in its operation, and therefore does not^affect bartenders who were members of^the order prior to July I, 189.1.
Several.lurindict Inn* Maintain Libraries.
Pennsylvania,Minnesota, Wisconsin^and Delaware are the only jurisdictions^that report the maintenance of libraries in^their subordinate lodges. Of the 10,089^books, valued at fs.785.25, Pennsylvania^has H, 107, valued at $7,Sjt^3.
Missouriadmitted 171 new members^during July.
The10 leading lodges of the Massachu^^setts jurisdiction July 1 were: Beacon, 888^members; John Endicott, 784; Israel Put^^nam, 050; Waltham, 000; Silver City,^S87; Everett. 480; Dearborn, 464; Anchor,^429; Gardner, 401; Security, 400.
WestVirginia will be a separate juris^^diction after Jan. 1 next.
TheA. O. U. W. is not a labor organ!^xatlon, as Its name might imply, but its^memliership is made up of all the walk of^life^merchants, mechanics and profes^^sional men.
Threethousand two hundred and thirty-^nine Workmen were called upon to pay^their last debt to nature during the year^1898.
Membersin good standing June, 1,888,-^392.
Overthe hills to the poorhouse Is a^highway unknown to the members of the^A O. U. W
Heporta to the grand cou noil of Missouri^from the various councils in the state show^the order to be in a very healthy and pros^^perous oondltion.
Theorder was organized at Indlanapoh^on May 28, 1879, by Masons and mem^^bers of other fraternal societies. Iu mem^^bership today numbers over 10,000 and It^has become national In Its scope and Influ^^ence.
Asilver plate was used for the Invitation^card by Chosen Friends of San Francisco^inviting Supreme Councilor Morse to at^tend a reception held in San Francisco.
About100 delegates attended the bien^^nial session of the grand council of Penn^^sylvania at I ..lie a.-t. r
Thereare about 8.500 members of the^order in Pennsylvania.
Thesuperior body will be asked not to^aaaeaa social meiu jen.
Duringthe past two years 66 deaths^M occurred In the order in Pennsyl-
Patriarch*Will Visit the Sovereign^^I-odge r'rl-nd'r Grip*.
GeneralW. W Canada, commander in^chief of the 1'atrb.ivhsMilita.it of Indiana,^will be present with his command at ( hat-^tanooga during the session ot ( he sovereign^grand lodge. ( M her cantons are expected^from Missouri, Indiana, Illinois and Ken^^tucky The Tennessee Patriarchs Militant^BUB bet four cantons. This is the uni^formed branch of Odd Fellowship Del^^gations will lie p- sent from the grand^fudges of titsirgia, Alabama and other^states. The day preceding tho grand pa^^rade will be devoted to ^ (siting hWtorlo^battlefields am^ general sightseeing. Fat^p.ii - -i will attr. ct tho U-st military talent^In the order to the prize drills. Tho grand^lodge will be throw days in session At^their high councils the foremost men of^the land will sit, including 2fi from tho^Canadas and distinguished men from for^eign countries.
Thesemicentennial of the organization^of the grand encampment of Sow ilamp^shire will occur on the 2Stb day of Octo^bor, lS'.ir..
Thefollowing is a remarkable instance^of mortality in Beaver Brook lodge, 30, of^Koono, X. H.: Four brothers died in the^month of April.
Whena hrotlier is finding fault with all^the other members of his lodge and order^and judging them harshly, he should^realize that they have a like opinion of^him.
Irejoice, ^ said a Kebokah in our boar^Ing the other day, 'that my husband Is an^Odd Fellow. The order was the rock of my^defense In the great calamity that fell on^my household. It was indeed a very pres^^ent help in time of trouble to me.
ThereIs often as much trouble in nam^^ing a lodge as there is naming the first^child In ^ young family.
Atthe beginning of the year there were^2,640 past grands in good standing in the^jurisdiction of New Hampshire.
PastGrand Master Marble of Franklin^lodge, I. O. 0. ^., of Boston, has been^presented with an ' honorary veteran's^^Jewel by his lodge. He was initiated In^Franklin lodge May 81, 1844.
Philadelphia'sgrand new temple will be^dedicated next May. It is expected the^street parade will l^e the finest ever seen In^the city.
Theaverage cost per member in the or^^der in Ohio last, year was 32 cents less^than the average receipts.
Keepup the moml^ership of your lodges^by appointing committees to wait on do^llnquents and urge thrm fro pay up.
Aregalia uniform in size and pattern is^what the order not only demands, but^must have.
Striveto make your lodge noted for^good work, good order, good fellowship.
TheDuty of ^ Mantel Mason to the Frater^^nity^Cbipa From the Temple.
EveryMaster Mason should belong to a^lodge In many jurisdictions he must. It^is his duty to contribute to the support^and maintenance of the fraternity, fur the^Great Light says, ^If there be any among^you who would not work, neither shall he^eat.^ He may demit or withdraw from^one lodge to unite with another. Ho may^apply to whatever lodge be pleases, at^home or abroad, only he must belong to a^lodge. He can resign from his lodge, but^not from Freemasonry. The vows he has^voluntarily assumed he cannot absolve^himself from, nor can another do that^which ho cannot.
Illinoisis going to follow the good ax-^ample of tho royal craft iu New York^and form a fraternal union of anointed^high priests.
Thetriennial convocation of the general^grand chapter, which was to have been^held July 18, at Topcka, and which was^postponed oil account of the railroad^strike, will lie held Aug. 22 at Topcka.
Theprincipal officers of a chapter in^Pennsylvania In 1814 were known as first,^second and third chiefs respectively. Tho^present titles were adopted by the grand^chapter in 1824.
Keepthe membership clean. Soo that^no unworthy person crosses the threshold^of your lodge, and if any such should^manage by hypocrisy or misrepresentation^to got inside let him know at onco that^a change of character or a change of rela^^tionship must he made.
Theorder of the Eastern Star can no^longer be styled an infant, for hem and^there are celebrated the anniversaries that^Indicate it has reached its maturity.
Suchscurrying through the degrees as^It permitted in some Scotch lodges is a dis^^grace to an ancient and honorable frater^^nity.
Toorganize a hxlge the charter mem^^bers must be Master Masons, and they^must convince their brethren of the lodge^nearest to tho point at which It is proposed^to locate it that they are capable of con^^ferring the degrees In a proper manner.
M.W. John Hodge of Lockport, grand^master of Mason* of the state of New^York, has notified Secretary Booth of the^Commercial Travelers' Home association^that he will accept the hitter's Invitation^to lay the cornerstone of the Travelers'^homo In Hlnghamton on Oct. 9.
A.and I. O. Knight* of Malta.
Thesupremecommandery at its last ses^^sion created the office of supreme instruct^^or, and Supreme Commander Sir W. J.^Hugh M. D., has appointed Sir George H.^Pierce, P. S. C, to fill that office.
SirW. T. Folline, past supreme com^^mander, has left Philadelphia to make his^home In Los Angeles, Cal.
SirCharles Gomber of Jordan comman^^dery, 102, has been appointed deputy^grand commander of the Twelfth Penn^sylvan la district.
Reportsfrom organizers all over Penn^^sylvania Indicate that there will be a large^Increase In the number of new comnsn^deries as soon as business Improves. Sev^^eral large lists have been secured, but will^not proceed with Institution until betteT^times have come.
Knightsof the Golden Kagle.
InPhiladelphia there are 80 castles,^0,083 members, an average of 114.
Areunion of the castles and com man^deries of the Juniata valley will be held^Sept. 0 at Altoona, Pa.
Duringthe past year 51 castles were in^^stituted, 48 being under the jurisdiction of^grand castles.
Atthe recent session of the supreme^castle tlit laws relative to the eligibility^of women to membership in the ladles'^branch of the order were changed so as to^admit any white woman, thus removing^the limitation hitherto placed upon mem^bershlp requiring the applicant to be a^nUUve of a Sir Knight in good standing
OXTHE EIGHT TRA(J
Inever thought I would be a bachelor^The joy of my youth from the time I ^M^15 was sparking the girls, and they took^nie captive often and easily. I lay awake at^night thinking of the house I would build^for pretty Monette Silby. When ^he tossed^nio sky high, I contemplated suicide for ^^wh ,le week. Then I met Maria I-ruclens,^and my spirits revived. I declared nay^l,,\e to her in 48 hours, only to bo laughed^at and told that she had been engaged,^year. So it went on, love affair after 1ot^^affair, each one more paln.'u! thai, |tH pw.^.lecc. nor, until I was 85, when ooinin,,ti^Heiiso called a hub and q^ostioned, ' Mor-^ley Montague, are you going tocourtevery^girl in Christendomr^ Then tho suscep-^t'bility that encountered such frequent in
plrntionbegun a mad rush to tlther
extreme.I somersaulted over into a woui-^an hater Curls, waves, rose*, ttaaftga^snub's^all woman witchery was i,,M ^^n,e. 1 had gone up the gamut of female^loveliness had sounded every note, a^d^my heart pronounced the .ones tircsonw^and uncompensating. I curried my g,^ploma from the school of love. There wa^^nothing more to learn about woman, and^it Is-emno a self evident proposition that^celibacy was my doom. I accepted it^cheerfully, and, like all such graduates, I^begun to ridicule and depreciate women^^youth's playthings, man's scorn
Itwas Doceinlicr. The first snow lay^on the ground, and the clear, cold rays of^a golden sunset were falling over all the^untrodden whiteness. The business of tti^^day being over, I wound up affairs ut my^office and started for my home, which lay^on the outskirts of the town. Turning^from the main street to tho road that led^to my home, I observed that I was the tint^pedestrian along the highway since the^snow had fallen. No, there Is an.,(lift-^truck. Some one has gone ahead of me.^And such a truck! A woman'sr It must^be ii child's, it is so tiny and perfect. Yet^something told me It was a woman's, and^I felt u sudden mysterious interest in It.^With bead down and eyes following this^track, I reached my own gate, and, be^^hold, the walker turned in there!
Havingsettled Into bachelorhood. I was^not sure thut I wished to meet a strange^woman, and I knew there was no foot in^my own family that, even with tight^squeezing, could be reduced to the size of^that track. So I made a sudden dart to^the side door, entered, and, mectlug mj^mother, inquired, ^Who's borer
Who'shere!^' ^ho repeated. u How do^you knew any one Is here^
Why,hnven't I followed a woman'*^track all the way from town, mother!^And I never saw such u beautiful foot!
''It'snot any prettier than the owner,^^my mother replied, ^but I suppose you'll^object to meeting her, you care so Uttii^for ladles, so I'vl ordered a small table^laid in the breakfast room, and you csn^take your supper alone If you wish.
Well,finding myself so coldly and easily^disposed of, I felt uncertain as to whether^it pleased me. But I .-ked. with woman^hating nonchalance, Who Is the b. amy^with such a perfect footf
Sheis Miss hind Gloriana Brand, a^schisil friend of your sister's.
'- How does she happen to be here, ninth^erf
Sheis going to visit her aunt in Fair-^ville and stopped over to speud tho night^with Felicia. As she lives In the city and^does not often see the snow In its purity,^she preferred to walk up from the train.^She's a lovely creature. I'm so sorry yon^won't make her acquaintance, Morley!
Idon't know but I will, mother. B^she's as pretty as her foot, why^
Motherlaughed and said in a tone that^piqued me, Ha, she's mi charming and to^stylish she'd never Ink at a country town^beau like you.
Now,people may lay themselves on the^shelf and Is' willing to be overlooked, but^they are not so ready to have other |^ooplr^consign them to oblivion as unworthy.and,^then, to think of a woman bsiking upon^me its a country Is-au! I determined to^meet Miss KnldGloriana Brand (her -ame^was longer than her foot). 'Twus won^derful with what hasty, spasmodic zeal I^dashed to my room and got Into the best^of a well stocked wardrobe. Miss (ilorlana^could not say tho suit was a country cut,^for It came from her own city.
Irushed into the parlor with some little^diffidence. It must lie said, determined,^however, to impress tho visitor, If possi^^ble, and escape tho indifference which mj^mother predicted she would feel toward^me. My salutation I accompanied with*^compliment. ^I knew some Is-uutlful^Cinderella had entered^ my home, Ml^^Brand I did not find her slipper, but 1^saw the imprint of her delicate ftsit in the^snow and felt that I was fortunate in be^^ing able to follow her step.
Well,now, if you hud seen that sweet,^girlish face blush, look down unconscious^^ly to her feet, which were peeping from^under a handsome dark blue skirt, mid^then break into a ripple of confused laugh^^ter, you would understand how It was that^In an instant I repented of all the unkind^things I had ever said about girls, even^about those that had jilted me. She wM^so modest she hardly knew how u^ answer^mo, while 1 sat half dazed as she thanked^mo for my gallantry, looking first at h^'^face and then at her feet, admiring one w^much I would have lsjt n willing to pros^^trate mis If at the other.
Idid not take my supper in tho brealr-^fast room, and I so completely mono,*^lized Miss Enid Gloriana throughout tie^meal and the evening my sister Felicia ff*^jealous and pouted off up stairs. B*j^suited me exactly. Knowing the fair Enid^Gloriana would be under that roof i^ut 11^few hours and feeling that Providence^had not only taken me mysteriously by^the hand, but was pulling me vigorously^In a certain direction, I said with great^boldness:
'Miss Brand, may I tell you what 1 sa'jl^as I followed your tracks from the vtl^lagef
''Youmay,^ she said, ^if it was some^thing pleasant.
Gods,but her smile was winning so^^annihilating!
'You may judge of that,^ I replied-^^I said if the woman Is as pretty as h^t^foot she can have me. She Is! She ^^beautiful, and FN stick to It.
SisterFelicia, the wretch, came in ^^that instant, and Enid Gloriana could^me no reply.
Whenwe parted that night, 1 slipP*^Into her hand a little peper on which *^^written, Was it pleasant^
Shelooked at it as she went up^stairs, and, peeping over the banister *^me like a star trembling in the sky, P^said. Yes.
Ifollowed her to Fairville and founf^was on the right track from the t^^19^ning
EnidGloriana is my wife, and all IJJ^to say is I believe there is a sweet w*Jf^in the world for every man if he wlU^^get on the right traok and when he*^^It follow It up ^Stirling Kane in G^**^natl Post