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An entire new rIkm covering hM
men ordered lor the roof of tlir Cry
fa' pnlnce, In London. The totr.l rdnss
urea to he covered in nbout 15 acres,
The result!) of preliminary surveys
lor petroleum on the Island of Suma
tru are so encouraging that the land
examined by a Itusslnn engineer from
Itnkti has been leased and wnrklnir.i
will shortly be commenced. The rie-
ttoieum thus round will probably be
mipped to Japan and China.
There Is n zinc and lend mine In Dv
v'clson county, North Carolina, which
I In the ronl nil nf nn 1'ni.lUl. ...II.
cnto, which Is doing well. This 11 no
curries copper in Its ore, while the
other zinc and lend nil nr. In tin. c-imn
county, which Is down GOO feet, tdiovvs
K . ...
similar ore, nut without any copper
There were only 31 ballots In the
package containing the soldier otca
sent Irom Cuba to the New York po
Jlcc board and opened late the other
day. As each ballot is for a different
election district there will have to bo
31 polling places rented nnd 31 boards
of inspectors will have to meet. Kach
vote will cost $30 by this method.
Corn would still be standing In the
fields of Marshall county, Knn., If the
women had not turned out nnd helped
to gather It. The crop was unusually
large this year, nnd help was not to
be secured at nny price. The women,
icelng that men could not be secured,
nnd that the crop was going to wnste.
turned out und husked the corn them-
The French war olllce Is rejoicing
over n new civilizing influence which
may outdo even our dum-dum bullets.
It Is a rifle, and experiments have
proved how deadly a weapon It Is. At
2,000 yards the bullet went right
through a horse placed obliquely to
the line of fire, the bones in the track
of the bullet being shockingly
There are places where it is danger
cus to wear a ring on one s finger. A
workman in the Augusta cotton mill
got his hand too near n pulley, on
which was n hook, and this hook
caught n, ring on the man's hand. Ho
knew that If he did not break the
ring or finger his arm would go, and
ha threw himself backwards, tearing
the linger entirely from his hand, but
string his arm.
Since the report that Miss Josephine
Urexei was about to renounce the
world nnd enter a convent a report
that was promptly denied the young
woman has been overwhelmed with
letters from people yvho would be
willing to burden themselves with n
part or the whole of her fortune of
$10.00,000 which she would not bo
Imely to need after taking tho veil.
She has recently joined a swell dunc
Ing club of New York city.
To enable travelers to cross lta
channel without suffering from sen
i-lckncrs, a Frenchman hr.s designed
a submarine boat to bj compelled by
cable traction, tho ino'.ite power be
ing electricity. The boat will ac
commodate mo passougcM and per
form the journey Ir. one hour. Should
the .ables become il.xcl In goin rjcr
the drums, the boa: can lie detached
so that It may rise to the surface and
continue the journey like nn ordinary
Several of the largest abandoned
copper mines In Knstern Maine will
nain be operated. The. Maine copper
mines were In successful operation in
lh79, nnd Bhowed good profits while
copper was quoted nt 14 cents. The
mines could also be operated on a
ntylng bnsls with copper at 12 cents,
but the crash came when the Wiscon
sin mines put down the price of cop
per to eight cents. Now that copper
Is so high, It will be very profitable
to mine it.
Taper teeth are the latest thing In
dentistry. For yenrs some substance
has been sought for which could re
place the composition commonly cm
ployed for making teeth, nnd n for
tune awaited the man who was lucky
enough to hit upon the right mate
rial. Although paper has some dis
advantages, they are small compared
to its many qualifications, nnd paper
teeth are likely to be used exclusive
ly, nt least, until a more perfect ma-tt-rinl
The rapid development of Africa Is
due to the gold, Iron, coal nnd other
mineral deposits. The Klmberly
mines are locuted In Tiritbli territory,
just outside the boundaries of the
Orange Free State, about COO miles
"from Cape Town, nnd supply 99 jer
cent, of the diamond:! of soinmcrce.
Hie existence of these mines was un
known prior to 1S07, nni lnco their
discovery f3S0.000.000 worth of rough
diamonds have been taken from them,
rvhlch. after cutting, wereeaslly worth
Vcgetarlnns who are so strict that
they do not care to wear nn article of
clothing into which any animal prop
rrtles are introduced are entered for
In tho boot Hue iy a London boot
maker, who Is tho inventor of n cge
Urlaii shor. For so-jie years ho has
been expcrimcntluf nnd as a result
he has produced a boot, In the con
struction of which there Is ubsolutely
no paper or leather of any descrip
tion. Not only this, hut, occordlng to
hU stertlon, these wear oiie-fotirt!;
Int:er thnn leather shots, an& tllV UP
i cr inBtr!l I always soft.
Mr hurt crew sway from the rood.
When 1 left my way
In the golden dsys
Where 1 strolled at eve In the wood;
Now 1 often stind
On the shell-strewn sand
And think of the teas between.
My heart passed away from the trua
When my dream were young.
And my harp was hung
On willow In the sunlit dew.
While I laughed nt will
At the sleeping; hill.
That wakened to anawer mi.
My heart grew away from the sky
That howrred it Joy
When I was a boy.
When tear never blinded my eye;
Hut with hope and care.
And an earnest prayer.
Will bring nil that hna cone ntvny.
-Harvey P. Layton, In Atlanta Constllu-tlon.
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CHAPTER XI II. Co.NTtxicn.
Wc iio.v began to hurry a little, and found
that Corte m rifil.t, for the soldiers who
had lined the-'pacsaize inside the Ilronrc
sate had taken tl.cmselves olT, and a con
idcrablc number of servant and follow
er were enjoying here the result of pi
ratiral raids on the supper tables.
Outside, however, everything was in or
der, for De Leyva was a thorough soldier.
I found both the Spaniard and De Ilriconnct
cursing their luck at being on the guards,
and attacking a capon which they were
vaulting down with copious draughts of
t-'alcruian. Their duties kept them out
idc, and It was a poor supper they were
making, by the light of torches, seated to
gether on the steps of the Vatican.
"What! out already, cavalierc!" asked
he Ilriconntt. "Is the cardinal going!"
"No, but there is a little business," I an
swered, us I called Jacopo.
"Nam du (liable! Can I not come!"
"It would be a relaxation," said Dc Leyva.
"I am afraid not, gentlemen, although we
thank you. Here, jacopo! Get three ol
our fellows and follow me. Tell the others
to hold their horses."
It was done in a twinkling, and in a few
steps, having harked Lack, we were In the
l'apal gaideus. fhe casino or euminc-r-housc
of the pope was in full light, nnd we directed
our steps there without tlilRcuIty. I madi
two of our men walk in front, Jacopo nml
the third behind us. and we remained in
the middle. Strict order were given to
hare swords ready, and to use them at
Except for the moonlight, the gardens
themselves were not illuminated, and as
wc tramped along the aths I thought to
myself how easy it would have Ix-cn for
Michelotto to have got rid ol liotli fct. .r
roandc and myself, if wc had been fools
enough to go without escort.
Nothing happened. We reached the
casino and waited there a full hour; but
there was no ign of Micbelotto.
At last I lost patience.
"He never meant to cross a sword with
you, chevalier. I can bear witness you were
here, and kept tryst. V e have escaped a
felon's blow, together. Come back it is
getting late even for bis eminence." We
turned, and made our way back, but it was
& good two hours before D Amboiso retired
Bayard had gone on long before, declining
all offers of escort. When we readied the-
palace we found he had arrived safely.
I wished St. Armando a good night, with
more respect frr him in my heart than I
eTer felt before, and turned to seek my
apartment. Late as it was, however, there
was to be no sleep for me, as De Ilriconnct,
whose brain the Falcrian had merely made
more lively, insisted on accompanying me,
and we split another flask, and talked of
falconry till the verge of the morning.
THE OPAL- TUNG.
'His eminence will await the Signor'
Donati at supper this evening."
Defauru delivered his message, received
hi anawer, and tripped away, his little
page's cap set jauntily on the side of his
ueadL and the baft of his dagger-clinking
against tho silver chain which held it to
his belt. As for me, my heart leaped at the
words, for I felt sure my business was come.
and, summoning Jacopo, I gave him the
necessary order to have our men in readi
ness for an immediate start. 1 then sought
St. Annande, and told him what I exact
"I am ready," he said, simply.
"Very well, then sup lightly, and await
me in my apartments.
I turned back. ndon reaehincrov rooms
was surprised to find I had a visitor await.
ing me. it was Lorte. A 1 have said, he
has cast rside his fantastic dress, and was
robed as a doctor. He still kept his heavy
book under his ana, and the feiturcs of
hi curious seamed face, and thin, bloodless
lips, were at. pale a if he had arisen from
the dead. His eyes alone blazed with an
unnatural brilliancy, hut he was outwardly
'I camo hut to see if you were safe, sig-
nore, after last night," he said, a he took
"1 hanks, I replied, offering bim a scat,
'wc are all quite safe. Nothing hapiicned.
The don was not tr 'e. Either lie hud
chained hi mind we were too strong
"A little of both. I should think," he said.
with a thin smile, as he placed hi book on
the table. "Signore," he went on, "are you
not a little surprised and curious to see me
a I am!"
"Well. McMer Corte. I will own to it.
Out 1 am honestly glad that fortune has
given the wheel a right turn for you."
It is not fortune, he said, "It i some-
thins greater. It i fate. No chance turn
of the wheel of a sleeping goddess. When
I lied from you, signore, on that day, his
voice choked a little, "I came to Home.
Never mini) how. Here a great man found
die. Great men pick up little things for
their purpose sometimes. And Matthew
Corte, who ia but a! little man, knows
(hingi the great man does not know. Ho!
bo!" and he laughed mirthlessly.
'And that has put crowns in your purse!
"Ye, crowns in lay nurse, crowns in my
purse," ha repeated, and then the old mad
ness came upon him, and he rose auda paced
the room. "I could have doue it lastniglit,
aade the hilt of my dagger ring against
hi heart the devil tho devil. Hut he is
not to die thi way not thus not thus.
He will die as no other man ha died, and
t will come soon, very soon Matliew
Corte swears this."
He stopped suddenly, it rid turned (n rot
nth Ibe question)
"Have you eversecnamad dogdi.!''
"No," 1 answered, wondering what would
"Well, my dog I dead."
"I nm orry," I lcgan,but lie Interrupted.
"Dead, I say. Life went from it in writh
ing and tmstlngs, in screams of agony
the little beast, poor little beast! I would
have cnilod Im misery, hut I wanted to ro.
I wantrd to find some death so horrible that
it would M the invention of man, And
I hare found it, signore. Sec this toy of
n knife! Thi fairy' dagger!" and lie held
up a tiny lancet, "only n touch of it, nnd
it man would die a that dog did, in writh
ing. In twisting, in screams"
1 rose and put my hand on his arm, keep
ing my eyes steadily on his face.
"Corte," I said, "this is not like you. Yen
arc not well. Here is some wine," and I
poured him out a goblet of Orvictn. He
drained it nt a gulp, and sat with his head
buried in Ins hand.
A he sat there, the scene in the lotielv
hut, when I went forth an outrast from
Arrzzo, lame back to me, and thcie roue
Irlotc me the dim light of tho torch, the
mad tiziirc of my host, and I could almost
hear the pattering ol the rain and the dy
ing luscs of the log lire without. Then I
raw other things n well, and a pity came
on me for the man before me. A sudden
thought struck me, and, acting on the im
pulse of the mom?nt, I spoke:
"Sec here. Corlcl You aic ill, you want
rest, nuict. 1 Iirow oil these dark thoughts,
and do what 1 say. Two miles from Colza,
in the Ucrgamnsnue. lies a small farm. It
i mine. Mine Mill, though mortgaged. Go
there. Ask for the Casino Savclh. and m
jou hav come from me from I'go !i S.v
cell!. ru know my name now, and they
will want nothing more from jou. Live
there until you are better, or a long as
jou like. The air is pute, in the hills there
is the boqueton for you to hunt; the life
is good. Will jou do this!
He lifted his head, and looked at me.
Then, rising, he placed one hand on Mich
of my shouldois, thin hands they were, with
long twny linirrs that held like claws.
"Signore." he said, withcmotinn"Donali
or Savelli whoever ju are you are a
good man. 1 thank jou, but it cannot be.
Uood-bj!" And, lifting up his book, lie
turned nnd strode out of the room, leaving
me a little chilled.
After that i waited lor my meeting with
D'Amboisc. I saw to the packing of n
vuhsc, went down und looked at the horses
closely inspected the arms nnd mounts of
rcy men, who looked capable of anything,
and, la one way and an.itber, managed to
ret through the time, untfi about the sixth
hour, whe n his eminence supped. I present
el mjsc-lf punctually, and was ushered into
an inner apartment which 1 had not hith
cito Ken, aud where the supper was evi
clently to Im- held, for the table was set out
there. 1 was nlone at first, and. seating mv
self on n lounge, looked about me. The
loom was small, but beautifully fitted up.
and had all the nppcarance of being the
cardinal's private studj. By my side was
a table on which was pread a map, with
xariou rrusscs marked on it in red chalk.
the chalk itself lying on the map, where
it hail Ix-cn carelessly flung. In front of
inc was an altar, urinounted by a silver
rrucihx, bearing an exnuisitcly-carved
Clirit. Near it, in a corner, leaned a long
straight sword, from whoso cross handle
hung a pair of line steel gauntlets. Krst
ing on a cushion, placed on a stand, was
the cardinal' liA, and behind the stand
I coidd ec the- brown outline of n pair of
riding boots and the glitter of burnished
spurs. In a corner of tho room was n
large table, set out with writing materials
and covered with papers. Running my eyes
over these Idly, I finally let them rest on
the supper table, which was arranged with
lavish profusion. 1 he curtains of the win
clow were drawn, and the light from eight
tall candles, in jeweled holders, fell on the
I 1 -.- .1 .
ivre iinu uinucr 01 cue wine in cue ijuhiiii
flasks, on the cheerful brown crust cf tU-
pasties, on the guy enameling of the coin
flturcs. and on the red gold of the plate. I
noticed, too, that the table was s.-t for
three only. It was evidently n private suje
per, where things were to be uiscustcit, nnd
I became glad, for I felt already u atcp on
wards towards winning back tny name, and
-I seemed to sec in the mirror on tho widl
to my left, vision of n woman with dark
hair, and dark eyes
"Your eminence!" I fairly started up. I
had not observed tho entrance of 1) Am
boise until he stood beside meand touched
me lightly on the shoulder.
"Dreaming, cavalierc! I did not think
you were so given. I am afraid that, late as
I am, I must still keep jou from your sun
per, for I expect another guest. Ha! there
Indeed, as he stioke. the door swung oien
noisekn!', and Mnchiavclli entered. He
wa plainly and simply drensed, and wore
no sword, merely a dagger at his side. I
thought, however, I caught the gleam of a
steel corselet under his vest, as he greeted
the cardinal, and D'Amhoiso' onn sap
phire was not more brilliant than the single
opal which blazed in tho Bccrtlnrj-'s hand.
"This is the Cavalierc Donati, your czcel
lency," said the cardinal, "but I think you
know each other."
Machiivelh extended his hand to mc with
his inscrutable smile; but as I met bis eyes
I saw that they were troubled and anxious.
He, however, epoLc with easy unconcern.
"Well met, Messer Donati. 1 can only say
I am sorry we parted so soon. I wou'd have
given much to have had you in Florence for
a few daj more."
"Your excellency is most kind."
"St. Dennis!" said the cardinal, "hut are
you gentlemen going to exchange compli
ments, and sturvc iuctcad of sittingdowuto
nuppcr. liuriu, are wc not ready!" and lie
turned to hi gray Laired major-domo, who
had entered the room.
"Your eminence i served," replied the
man, and we took our seat on each side
of the table, D'Amboisu between us.
"You uccd not wait, llurin, hut remain in
the passage." liuriu stepix-d out silently.
and the cardinal said, with an air of apol
ogy: 1 ou must not mind so inlormal a re
past, gentlemen: but wo have much to dis
cuss pltasurc first, however my muitru
d hotel has an aitut soul, nnd he will haw
a Ht if wo do not touch this pasty."
Hie cardinal ate nnd talked. 1 now and
then put in a word, hut tho secretary was
very silent, and hardly touched anything.
bt. Dennis!" said IJ Amhoise, "hut your
excellency is a poor trencherman. And I
heard so much of you'"
"lour eminence will excuse iiicvwlien 1
say I have had news."
D'Amboise lieeame grave at once. "1-et
me say how sorry 1 am. It i not a matter
of stale!" and he glanced meaningly at the
"Not iu the least; but much worse a do
mestic matter. 1 do not see why I should nut
ttll you. That cursed brigand llaglioni has
seized on my ward Angiola Castellaui, and
hold her a fast prisoner in I'erugia,
1 felt cold all over to my leet.
"Tho l-ndy Angiola!" I exclaimed.
"Precisely." said Machiavclli, dryly; "I
think you have met."
'Hut this can be easily remedied, hurst
in D'Amboisc: "a demand from the Signory,
u word from France."
Will not bring tb dead to life qcaia,'
put lu the iKiftary
'My Godt" I limn out, hUnjt JmJI"
"Worse thin that," he said; "it was done
by Ccsarc' orders." f
"Then Ccsaro llorgi will pay nth hi
life for this," I exclaimed.
At this moment there was n knock nt tho
door, ami llurin entered, heating a silver
fir ton, Ihc stopper of which was made of
a quaintly-carved dragnn.
"Your eminence ordered this with the
socond service," he Mid, placing it lieforc
D'Amboise nnd retiring.
"I pledga jou my word, your excellency,
that 1 will not rest until full reparation hna
been made for this outrage on an ally of
I'm uce," said D'Amboise. "1 could almost
find it In my heart to let loose open war for
"Wc arc not ready, j'our eminence. Itest
aMiircd, of my thnnks, nnd I will gladly nc
cept jour aid; hut nt present we can do
nothing. This, however, has not decreased
my real for the measures wc are planning,
nnd with Jour cruiission wc will now dis
cuss these, and put aside my private
For me, I could hardly breathe. A hun
dred feelings were tossing together within
me; all that I could think of wns to throw
oside everything, to gallop to Perugia, to
save her al anv cost. The cardinal's voice
came to luc n.1 from a distance.
"I sgreo one glass each of this all round,
nnd llieu-ravallcie, would you mind hand
ing mc those glasses!"
Three peculiar-shaped, straw-colored Ve
netian glasses were close to me: these I
iasfed onwards mechanically to D'Amboisr,
nnd he went on, filling the gljsscs to the
hum with nine from thcll.igon.asliosiiokr
"I admired the rare workmanship of tin
t agon last night, and Ins holiness scut it
home with mc, full to the brim with this
I alernian, which Giuha llclla herself poured
into it. The wine is of a priceless brand,
nnd our lord was good enough to My that if
I liked it lie would send me all in his eel
l.irs if 1 only let him know."
"We will drink this, then, with your cmi
nonce's ih-i mission, to the success of the un
dcrtaking," said the secretary, poising his
glass in the air.
"Itiglit," said D'Amboise. "Gentlemen,
success to our venture!"
He raised the wine to his hps. I silently
did the Ktmr.
We stopped in amaze, and Maihlavelli,
who had sokrn, quietly emptied bis glass
into a bowl beside Inni.
"What does this mean!" said the cardinal
"This, your eminence," and Machiavclli
hAil out his hand, on nhich an opal was
flashing n moment before. The stone was
still there, in the gold lund on his finger;
but it was no longer an opal, but something
black as let, devoid of all luster.
Startled by the movement. D'Amboisc
licnt over the extended lingers, and I fcJ
'Tht rorcl win rus this day.'
lowed his example. The red on the cardi
i.al's check w cnt out, and Lis hp paled a he
looked at the ring.
"Poison! Heart of Jesus!" he muttered
turough pale lips.
"Yes," said Machiavclli, slowly, with
drawing his hand, "the ring tells no lie
Diavolo! Wns ever so grim a jest! Asking
ou to tell him if your eminence liked the
It wa loo near n matter to be pleasant,
and the hideous jest, and the treachery of
Alexander, Idled mc with a hot anger. It
had the effect, however, of pulling mc to
gether at once, the sudden presence of death,
ar.d the danger, recalling me to myself, for
all my thought of Angiola. I breathed a
prayer of thank for our escape. It was a
good omen. .My luck was not yet run out.
D'Aml-oisc sprang to hi feet, "lty O 1
he said, bringing hi clenched fist into the
palm of his hand, "the Uorgia will rue this
day; here, give me those glasses, lie seized
them, and, drawing back the curtain, flung
them out ol tho window, where they fell
into tho court outside, breaking to splinters
with a little tinkling crash. then he
emptied out the contents of the flagon, and
hurled it into the grate, where it lay, its
fine work crushed and dented, the two em
erald tye of the dragon on tho ttojitH-r
blinking nt us wickedly. Tluu outburst
mailo iAmboisu calmer, and it wa with
more conqiosure that he struck a small gong,
und rcJcateil himself at the table. As ho
did so liurm entered tho room.
"We want a clear table," Mid the cardi
nal; "remove these thing und hand mcthat
lty the timo llurin had done this, his emi
nence showed no further trace of excite
ment, except that his hp were cry firmly
set, und tlicic wa a slight frown on hi fore
head a lis smoothed out the roll of the map,
One corner kept obstinately turning up, and
as Machiavclli quietly put his hand on it to
Lcep it in position, he said: "See! The
ring is u it was before.
Wo looked nt tho oiuil, and, suro enough.
tho poison-tint wa gone, and under tho
pale, acmiopaquc blue of it surface light
of red, of green, and of orange, flitted to and
"It is wonderful," I said, and D'Amboise
smiled grimly to himself. Tho cardinal
placed his finger on the map, where the port
of Sinigaglia was marked.
Is it hero ho lands:
'Yes," replied Machiavclli, "and then
straight to Home."
' lou hard suru information!
"Then will nur rsri-llenrtf Instrilr-t M.
Donati! As arranged, 1 pledge nn imme
diate movement on the part of Trcuiouille,
at the first ign of success,"
" ou Imvc ugreed, cavalierc, to undertako
tho task!" and the secretary turned tome.
I have, jour excellency.
Machiavclli then went on, speaking incls
ivvly. wasting no words. "In ten day or
thereabout from how Monsignnre llozardo.
tho Pupal envoy to tho Grand Turk, will
land at inigagliu unci start lor Home, He
brings with li im a letter ami a sum of money,
4U,000 ducats. These are for his holiucs.
llozardo and the letter mny reach, if you
like: tlio ducats must not."
"Wlieitf are they togor
'"I o the Pule J It Trcmouille,"
"Of sentinel thai you take tkl tmvbt
at your own risk."
1 saw what ho meant, If I failed I was to
be Mcrillccil, and my mind was made up.
1 would accept, with a condition.
"I quite understand-llicrn Is one thing.
"What!" , , ,
"Ten clay is a wide margin. I will stop
llozardo or die; but I propose fleeting the
telcam- of the Ijidy Angiola ns well."
A glad look came into Mnchiavelli' eye;
hut the caiilin.il flashed out:
"Ncmdii Diablel What grasshopper have
j on got in jour head! l-cnve lliedemolselle
to us. You cannot do two things nt once."
"Then, with rescet to your eminence, I
decline Hie nITair of the ducnts."
D'Amboise looked at me in sheer amaze-
m,"You dr clinj you dare;" but Machiavclli
"A moment, your eminence. Can we get
"Not now; it is too late now."
"And we have no money for active meas
ures!" "Not a livre."
"It seems to mc that the cavalieru has us
in his hands, and we had better agree. Aflnr
nil, he only risks his head twice, instead of
I)'Amlioic bit his lips, and with a frown
began to drum un the table with his fingers.
I sat silent but resolved, and Machiavclli,
rising, vt.it to tho writing table, pulling
out from his vest a parchment. In this he
tapidly wrote something, and, dusting It
over with drying owder, held it to the flame
of a candle. Then he turned back leisurely,
nnd, as he resumed his seat, handed me the
"I have just filled in your namo on this
blank (Mfe-condnct through the Pal
States. I took the precaution of obtaining
this from Sforza today. When can jou
"Now, your excellency," and I put the
Mfc-conduct securely by.
"1 suppose I must agrre," said thecarii
nal, suddenly. "If it fails, all is lost; if it
"There will prolubly lie a new Conclave,
your eminence," said Machiavclli.
D'Amboise' forehead flushed dark at the
hidden meaning iu the Florentine' words.
Hut we all knew that the chair of St I'eter
was ever In-fore his ejes, and for this he
schemed and saved, although profuse in his
habit. George of Amboise never rained
his desire, but when he died he left a ir
tune of rlcveu millions. This, however, was
yet to be.
I had already risen In take my leave as
Mocluavclli soke, and the cardinal, taking
no notice of his last remark, turned to me,
with something of his old good temper Per
haps the hint of Florentine support t the
next upal election wa not without it sol l
"Did I undrrtsand you to say that you
were ready to start at otic, cvalirre!"
"Ye, jcur eminence."
"Then let rae wish you gooj frwtune
"Your eminence ha my grateful thank."
I liowe.l to D'Amboisc and the secretary,
and withdrew; b-it as the door swing be
hind me I hrird Machiavclli' rom.
"The air of Home doe not suit nut, youi
eminence. No, thanks. No moro Fsler
(TO UK CONTINUED.
A HERO OF THE MINES.
The ."Noble Arl of Srir-Sarrlflre Per
formed by a Itoosh
A western mining journal record s
shlniiitT act of self-sacrifice on a miner's
pnrt. Michael Verran wa eritaRed
with two men In sinking a ihaft. They
had drilled n hole in the usual way for
blasting-, and then, according; to cus
tom, one of the three nacended the
shaft, Icavlnj the others to tin.ah prep
arations for firing the charge.
MIchnel and hii companion had be
come familiar with danger. Thsirrre
heedless, and while the fu was at
tached, they set to vcork to cut It oil
with a stone and an Iron drill. At the
first blow the drill gave off asfiark. and
the hissing of the fuse told the mioer
that the charge wai fired.
With the impulse of self-preierrv
tlon, both miners dashed to the shaft,
and holding to the bucket, gave the sig
nal to be drawu up. Hut nlail the
strength of the man at rhe windlass
was unequal to lifting two; he could
wind up only one man at a time.
To remain was death to both, nnd by
right iti wns Michael's turn to ascend
He looked at his compnnlon, stepped
from the bucket, nnd said, reiolutclji
"Go up, lad. You have a wife. Don't
mind me," anil he pushed his fellow
almost roughly Into the bucket:
The bucket swiftly ascended and the
man was wafr. A great roar nnd boom
nrosc from the shaft, and then up cauij
the smoke and rubbish. Following this
nil was still In the shaft. There could
be no doubt of the unfortuncte miner's
fate. Imprisoned In that deadly shaft.
Yet one and another hurried down and
began shout'ng, In faltering touei:
"Michael! Michael! ArcyotisvrreT"
And the ansrr camo. miilllrd but
distinct, "I urn here, thank GodJ"
They found him. unhurt, beneath s
huge slab nt stone that had blown
across hhn and lodged agsJoit the will
of rock, protecting him from all harm
of flying fragments. Truly kit escnp?
seemed miraculous, aud little eloa was
talked of among the miners for dy
afterward. Youth Companion.
The Man Vb Wa "Gone"
In a case which recently came up for
hearing n certain witness was cslUU.
On the mention of his name a man rose
up and said: "He's gone." "Vkr It
he gone?" said the Judge; "It 1 hit
duty to lie here." "My lord," ws tV
solemn reply, "I wadna care lo comialt
myseP as to whaur he's gone; but '
deld." 6cottlih Life and Humov."
The Nr Ulrl.
Ileal Head of the Family John. rr
new girl is a Jewel. She's the chctr-
fuiest, most lively creature I've over
had in my kitchen. Always fWlnr
around and always tinging.
Ostensible Head of the Fnmllv Tk
she Isn't a Jewel, Martha. She' t bird.
Where They Were First.
Mrs. I'czzy They claim to be one at
the first families In the city, those At
Mr. Fuxy So Ibej are In tS Jrs
directory. bncuw Uuti).
II 1st tn Avotit Colds Daring Winter,
"This Idea that innny people hvt,
that winter I nn iinlic-nltlifiil srnsori,
Is nil wrung, Wlntrr I Just ns licnllh
fill ns summer, If people will hike enra
of thniiM-lves. If j on want to go
through the winter without n cold, ol
serve these few simple rillca:
"IVm't overheat your Ihiusc, nnA
don't stop all tentllntlnn. Sleep In u
eon! iikiiii, but hrop warmly covered,
Alvvnys take off yxitir outdoos wraps
whrn 3011 come In the Iioiim, nnd al
ways put thorn on when yosi go nut.
And, hutly, just n hmg ifs there I
snow on Mic ground, don't go out with
out youi rubbers. Thin lilt rule I the
most lniKirtnnt of nil, fur two cold
out of three come from wet feet."
PORTER RUNS A RAILROAD.
All the OITirlala Were .stiriind aad lla
Un Ihr llnly tlaa
ii It" II.
Fenator Dcpew dor not tell how the fol
lowing rsme to be reported to Inni, hut it I
such a good story that he tin- it continually
in disuuing iligmlird hares or inllurntlsl
brggan Iioiii lusiilhce. 'I he senator was on
his summer vsralioii when hiiiikiu littki
man railed to sre him and rm-ouulrivd the
colored Porter who guards Ik outer svilr
of the iVpew sanctum
"I want lo ser Chaiinrey Driew," slid
tbn littls man.
"You rain't, lull. He s gnne lu I'.urupe,
"Well, then, I'll e his iretetary."
"Sorry, ssli, but Mtsh Duval, lie's dons
cone to Lurupe "
"Then I'll sre I'oriirliu Vsisdrrbilt."
"He's in Nrlnt. mIi."
"Well, is W K Vamlerbilt in!"
"No, aU. He's don guur to Newort,
"That so?" Then I'll sre the vie presi
dent of the road."
"He's In Albany. h."
"How slwut the Nvond vice- president!"
"lie's down to Umg Prom It, salt."
"Is the suwrintrudnit in"
"lie's out inw-ti!iiri' de nsd, sah."
"How about General PasMiigrr Agent
"He went away to Cae May dis inarm-
"Who In thunder Is running th-s rosd,
anyway?" shouted the little man, (rtting
rry red in the fare.
"Well. I'll tell you. boss," rrp.ixi th
elion attendant, "dis trrr ivsd )rs' inni hil
sef, ah, so' dere ham iiolxxl) nrr-drd 'ioa:h1
to look after things but Die."- Saturday
The HnIIhi: I'nsslnu tilth IIIim.
"Elvira is iitair grtting ready," said
the little hndtirr to the stout caller. "Ill
go and tell hrr to hurry "P-"
"Think you." saul the stout caller. 'Tell
her tn hurry up or to hurry dawn, just as
you think Wt Anything to rrdiH-e my
wait." Semetville Journal.
Selfilme Is the only thin tint stands
between some (rupU' aad happiness. I hi
cai(i Daily News.
Gratitude like everything rise. Is oh
r ninui win ii it is ovcrdu.r Atch'jen
The ditiglilersof a ini'tlotiairealaays bv
fine figure. Chicago Daily Nws,
Acts gently on the
r,EAN5E5 THE YSTEM
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to sau it hi c44.Vk rmu to, mianL
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libsj tor nicaiein circuit u i.ks sn1 si Isil
psts lou ii a it lu I sKsrelt Biros tsklus Ih.iu mr
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sr alus HaUiski eiLiaua LuurslLTsun.
trsoi man Bfaiartats
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... CURE CONSTIPATION. ...
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N0T0R1R Bolasna tnsrsnlerd by slldraf
nU'lU'BAU mm to CUHiiTuimcco llaMi.
VIRGINIA FARMS for SAIE-Good land, good
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Ub clluisls, (its Irani ilrtmnut bulb lissl sua
rolil. Low brlc.f end.., I. run. Writ, for Ir. .!
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