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LOVE IN A CMAjLE.
A S the day wore on Lorry grew
irritable and restless. He
could not bring himself into
full touch with the situation.
otwithstanding Harry's frequent and:
graphic recollections of incidents that
ad occurred and. that had led to their
present condition. Their luncheon was
erved in the count's room, as it was
inadvisable for the injured man to go
to the dining hall until he was stronger.
The court physician assured him that
he would be incapacitated for several.
ays, but that in a very short time his
wound would lose the power to annoy
Em in the least. The Count and Count
ss Halfont. Anguish and others came
o cheer him and to make his surround
ngs endurable. Still he was dissatis
ed, even unhappy.
The cause of his uneasiness and de
ression was revealed only by the
ann(Nn which it was removed. He
vas lying stretched out on the couch,
taring from the window, his head ach
ng, his heart full of a longing that
nows .t one solace. Anguish had
one out in the grounds afte.- assuring
imself that his charge was asleep. so
here was no one in the room when he
wakened from a sickening dream to
lhudder tlone over its memory. IIe
urned on his side and curiously felt
:he bandages about his head. Iow
onely those bandages made him feel,
way off there in Graustark:
The door to his room opened softly,
ut he did not turn, thinking it was
Anguish-always Anguish-and not the
ne he most desired to
"IHer royal highness," announced a
naid, and then:
"'May I come in?" asked a voice that
ent to his troubled soul like a cool
1g draft to the fevered throat. Ile
:urned toward her instantly, all the ir
ittion. all the uneasiness. all the
oneliness, vanishing like mist before
-he sun. Behind her was a lady in
"I cannot deny the request of a prin
ess," he responded. smiling gayly. He
ield forth his hand toward her, half I
'earing she would not take it.
The Princess Yetive came straight to
is couch and laid her hand in his. He
Irew it to his lips and then released it
ingeringly. She stood before him,
>oking down with an anxiety in her
es that would have repaid him had
eath been there to claim his next
"Are you better?" she asked, with
ier pretty accent "I have been so
4oubled about you."
I thought you- had forgotten me," he
aid. with childish petulance.
"Forgotten you:" she cried, quick to
resent the imputation. "Iet me tell
rou. then, what I have been doing
vhile forgetting. I have sent to the
egengetz for your luggage and your
riend's. You will find it much more
~omfortable here. You are to make
bis house your home as long as you
ire in Edelweiss. That is how I have
been forgetting." -
"Forgive me!" he cried, his eyes
~leaming. "I have been so lonely that
imagined all sorts of things. But,
our highness, you must not expect us
: remain here after I am able to leave.
rhat would be imposing"
"I will not allow you to say it!" she
bjected decisively. "You are the guest
f honor in Graustark. Have you not
~reserved its ruler? Was it an impo
~ition to risk your life to save one in
hom you had but passing interest,
even though she were a poor princess?
No, my American, this castle is yours
n all rejoicing, for had you not come
ithin its doors today would have
round it in mournful terror. Besides,
.r. Anguish has said he will stay a
rear if we insist."
"That's like Harry," laughed Lorry.
'But I am afraid you are glorifying
vo rattle brained chaps who should
e in a home for imbeciles instead of
.n the castle their audacity might have
lighted. Our rashness was only sur
assed by our phenomenal good luck.
y chance it turned out well. There
rere ten thousand chances of ignomin
ous failure. IHad we failed would we
are geen guests of honor? No: We
vould have been stoned from Grau
stark. You don't know how thin the:
hread was that held your fate. It
akes me shudder to think of the crime
ur act might have been. Ah, had I
Lut known you were the princess, no
hances should have been taken," he
:'And a romance spoiled," she laugh
"So you are a princess-a real prin
ess," he went on, as if he had not
beard her. "I knew it. Something!
told me you were not an ordinary wo
"Oh, but I am a very ordinary wo
man," she remonstrated. "You do not;
now how easy it is to be a princess
nd a mere woman at the same time.
Ihave a heart, a head; I breathe and
eat and drink and sleep and love. Is it
not that way with other women ?"
"You breathe and eat and drink and
sleep and love in a different world,
hough, your highness."
"Ach, my little maid, Therese, sleeps
as soundly, eats as heartily and loves
as warmly as I. so a fig for your judg
"You may breathe the same air, but
would you love the same man that
your maid might love?"
"Is a man the only excuse for love?"
she asked. "If so, then I must say that
Ibreathe and eat and drink and sleep
and that is all."
"Pardon me. but some day you will
find that love is a man. and"-here he
aaughed-"you will neither breathe nor
eat nor sleep exe-pt with him in your
heart. ~Even a princess is not proof
aginst a man."
"Is a man p~roof against a princess?"
she asked as she leaned against the
"It depends on the-'-he paused-"the
princess. I should say."
"Alas! There is one more fresh re
sponsibility acquired. It seems to me
that everything depends on the prin
cess." she said merrily.
~Not entirely," he said quickly. "'A
great deal-a very great deal-depends
on circumstances. For instance, when
you were M1iss Guggenslocker it
wuudnt have been necessary for the
an to be a prince, you kne-w."
"ut I was 31iss Guggenslocker be
cause a man was unnecessary," she
said, so gravely that he smiled. "I was
woInanly than to be a 'freak, as
should have been bad every man, wom
an and child looked upon me as a prin
eess. I did not travel through your
land for the purpose of exhibiting my
self. but to learn and unlearn."
"I remember it cost you a certain
colin to lenti one thing." he observed.
"It Was money Iwell spent, as subse
quent ev'ents have proved. I shall
ver re;:ret the spending of that half
gavvo. Was it not the means of bring
ing you to Edelweiss"
"Well, it was largely responsible, but
[ nm inclined to believe that a certain
:lesre on my part would have found a
Way without the assistance of the coin.
You don't know how persistent an
American can be."
"Would you have persisted had you
nown I was a princess?' she asked.
"Well, I can hardly teil about that,
but you must remember I didn't know
who or what you were."
"Would you have conic to Graustark
had you known I was its princess?"
"I'll admit I came because you were
"A mere woman."
"I will not consent to the word
'mere.' What would you think of a
man who came half way across the
arth for the sake of a mere woman?"
"I should say lie had a great deal of
curiosity." she responded coolly.
"And not much sense. There is but
one woman a man would do so much
for. and she could not be a mere wom
an in his eyes." Lorry's face was
white and his eyes gleamed as he
hurled this bold conclusion at her.
"Especially when he learns that she
is a princesse" said she, her voire so
cold and repellent that his eyes closed
involuntarily, as if an unexpected hor
ror had come before them. "You must
not tell me that you came to see me."
"But I did conic to see you, and not
her royal highness the Princess Yetive
of Graustark. I1ow was I to know?"
ha cried impulsively.
"But you art no longer ignorant,"
she said, looking from the window.
"I thought you said you were a mere
"I am, and that is the trouble!" she
said, slowly turning her eyes back to
him. Then she abruptly sank to the
window seat near his head. "That is
the trouble, I say. A woman is a wo
man although she be a princess. Don't
you understand why you must not say
such things to me?"
"Because you are a princess," he said
"No; because I am a woman. As a
woman I want to hear them; as aprin
ess I cannot. Now,. have I made you
understand? HaveI been bold enough?"
Her face was burning.
"You-you don't mean that you"- he
haf whispered, drawing himself to
ward her, his face glowing.
"Ach! What have I said?"
"You have said enough to drive me
mad with desire for more," he cried,
seizing her hand, which she withdrew
instantly, rising to her feet.
"I have only said that I wanted to
hear you say you had come to see me.
Is not that something for a woman's
vanity to value? I am sorry you have
presumed to misunderstand me." -She
was cold again, but he was not to be
"Then be a woman and forget that
you are a princess until I tell you why
I came," he cried.
"I cannot - I mean I wili not listen
to you," she said, glancing about help
lessly, yet standing still within the
I came because I have thought of
you and dreamed of you since the day
you sailed from New York. Can I ever
forget that day!"
"Please do not recall"-- she began,
blushing and turning to the window.
"The kiss you threw to me?. WVere
you a princess then?" She did not an
swer, and he paused for a moment, a
thought striking him which at first he
did not dare to'oice. Then he blurted
it out: "If you do not want to hear me
say these things, why do you stand
"Oh!" she faltered.
"Don't leave me now. I want to say
what I came over here to say, and then
you can go back to your throne and
your royal reserve, and I can go back
to the land from which you drew me.
I came because I love you. Is not that
enough to drag a man to the end of the
world? I came to marry you if I could,
for you were MIiss Guggenslocker to
me. Then you were wvithin my reach,
but not now! I can only lorc a prin
cess" IHe stopped because she had,
dropped to the couch beside him, her
serious face turned appealingly to his,1
her fingers clasping his hands fiercely.
"I forbid you -to continue-I forbid
you! Do you hear? I, too, have
thought and dreamed of you, and I
have prayed that you miglit come. But
you must not tell me that you love me
-you shall not:"
I only3 want to kuow that you love
me," he whispered.
"Do you think I can tell you the
truth?' she cried. "I do not love you."
Uefore he had fairly grasped the imn
portance of the contradictory sentences
she left his side and stood in the win
dow, her breast heaving and her face
"Then I am to believe you do," he
groaned after a moment. "1 find a
princess and lose a woman!"
I did not intend that you should
have said what you have, or that I
should have tok'. you what I have. I
kne"' you loved me or you would not
have come to me," she said softly.
"Yu would have been s;elfishi enough
to enjoy that knowledge without giv
ing ioy in return. I see. WVhat else
could you have done? A princess: Oh,
I would to God you were 311ss Guggen
sloker, the woman I sou;;ht!"~
"Amen to that:" she said. "Can 1
trust you never to renew this subject?
We have ech learned what had better
been left unknown. You understand
my position. Surely you will be good
enough to look upon me c ver afterward
as a princess and forget that I have
been a woman unwvittingly. I ask
you, for you~r sake and may own, to re
frain from a r.-newai of this unhappy
ubjet. You can see how hopeless it
s for both of us. I have said much to
you that I trust you will cherish as
omng from a woman who could not
have ihelped herself and who has given
to you the power to undo her with a
single word. I know you will always
be the brave, true man my heart has
told me you are. You will let the be
glniner he the end" "
'7i7i; ipieaiclais so earnest, so noble,
that honor swelled in his heart and
came from his lips in this promise:
"You may trust me, your highness.
Your secret is worth a thousandfold
more than mine. It is sacred with me.
The joy of my life has ended, but the
happiness of knowing the truth will
nzever die. I shall remember that you
love me-yes. I know you do-and I
shall never forget to love you. I will
not promise that I shall never speak of
it agnl to you. As I lie here there
conws to me a courage I did not know
I could feel."
"No. no.' she cried vehemently.
"Forgive me: You can at least let
me say that as long as I live I may
"I forbid you to continue."
cherish and encourage the little hope
that all is not dead. Your highness, let
me say that my family never knows
when it is defeated, either in love or in
"The walls which surround the .eart
of a princess are black and grim, im
penetrable when she -defends it, my
boasting American," she said, smiling
"Yet some prince of the realm will
batter down the wall and win at a
single blow that which a mere man
could not conquer in ten lifetimes.
Such is the world."
"The prince may batter down and
seize, but he can never conquer. But
enough of this! I am the Princess of
Graustark. you are my friend, Grenfall
Lorry. and there is only a dear friend
ship between us," she cried, resuming
her merry humor so easily that he
started with surprise and not a little
"And a th.one," he added, smiling.
"And a promise," she reminded him.
"From which I trust I may some day
be released," said he, sinking back, af
flicted with a discouragement and a de
termination of equal power. He could
see hope and hopelessness ahead.
"No; by life! It may be sooner than
"You are forgetting your promise al
"Your highness' pardon," he begged.
They laughed, but their hearts were
sad, this luckless American and hap
less sovereign who would if she could
be a woman.
"It is now 3 o'clock-the hour when
you were to have called to see me,"
she said, again sitting unconcernedly
before him in the window seat. She
was not afraid -of him. She -was a
"I misunderstood you, your highness.
remembered the engagement, but it
seems I was mistaken as to the time.
I came at 3 in the morning."
"And found me at homer'
"In an impregnable castle, with~
ogres all about"
A wAR AND ITs CoNSEQUENCES.
L ORRY was removed to anothex
room before dinner, as she had
promised. , .
After they had dined the twc
strangers were left alone for several
hours. Anguish regaled his friend
with an enthusiastic dissertation or
the charms of the Countess Dagmar,
lady in waiting to the princess. In
conclusion he said glowingly, his cigar
having been out for half an hour 0r
more because his energy had beer
spent in another direction:
"You haven't seen much of her, Lor
ry, but I tell you she is rare. And
she's not betrothed to any of these con
founded counts or dukes either. They
all adore her, but she's not committed.'
"How do you know all this?" de
manded Lorry, who but half heard
"Asked her, of course. How in thun
der do you suppose?"
"And you've known her but a day:
Well, you are progressive!"
"Oh, perfectly natural conversation,
you know," explained Anguish comn
posedly. "She began it by asking me
if I were inarried, and I said I wasn't
even engaged. Then I asked her if she
were married. You see, from the title
you can't tell whether a countess is
married or single. She said she wasn't
and I promptly and very properly er
pressed my amazement. By Jove, sh(
has a will and a mind of her own, thai
young woman has! She's not going tc
marry until she finds a mnan of th<
right sort, which is refreshing. I likt
to hear a girl talk like that, especiall3
a pretty girl who can deal in princes
counts and all kinds of nobility wher
it comes to a matrimonial trade. By
Jove, l'm sorry for the princess. though!'
"Scrry for the princess? Why?" ask
ed the other, alert at once.
"Oh. just because it's not in her pow
er to be so independent. The countesn
says she -cries every night whlen sh<
thinks of what the poor girl has to con
"Tell me about it."
"I dont knowv anything to tell. I'n
not interestedl in the pri 2ss, and]
didn't have the nerve to as: many ques
tions. I do know, however, that she il
goig to have an unpleasant matrimo
nial alliance forced upon her in somi
"That is usual"
"That's what I gather from th<
ountess. Maybe you can pump th<
countess and get all you want to knot
in conetion1 with the matter. It's
pr-tty serious state of affairs, I shouli
say, or she wouldn't be weeping througl
Lorry recalled a part of the after
noon's sweetly dangerous conversation
and the perspiration stood cold and
damp onl his browv.
There was a rap at the door, and An
guish hastened to open it. A servan1
pr-snted Count Ilalfont's complimenti
and begged leave to call.
"Shall wve see the old boy ?" aske(
"Yes, yes," responded the other. Th<~
servant understood the sign made by
Anguish and disappeared. '"Diplomat
ic call, I suspect."
"He is the prime minister, I under.
stand. Ah, good evening, your excel
Tnfecount iiaa emniiu' tie room and
was advancing toward the couch, tall,
easy and the personification of cor
"I could not retire until I had satis
fied myself as to Mr. Lorry's condition
and his comfort," said be in his broken
English. He seated himself near the
couch and bent sharp, anxious eyes on
the recumbent figure.
"Oh, he's all right!" volunteered An
guish readily. -Be able to go into
battle again tomorrow."
"That is the way with you aggressive
Americans, I am told. They never give
up until they are dead," said the count
courteously. "Your head is better?"
"It does not pain we as it did, and
I'm sure I'll be able to get out tomor
row. Thank you vcry much for your
interest," said Lorry. "May I inquire,
after the health of the Countess Hal
font? The excitement of last night
has not had an unpleasant effect, I
"She is with the princess, and both
are quite well. Since our war, gentle
men, Graustark women have nothing
t'o acquire in the way df courage and
endurance. You, of course, know noth
ing of the horrors of that war."
"But we would b thankful for the
story of it, your excellency. War is a
hobby of mine. I read every war scare
that gets into print," said Anguish
"We of Graustark at present have
every reason to recall the last war and
bitterly to lament its ending. The war
occurred just fifteen years ago-but
will the recital tire you, Mr. Lorry? 1
came to spend a few moments socially
and not to go into history. At any
other time I shall be"
"It will please and not tire me. I
am deeply interested. Pray, go on,"
Lorry hastened to say, for he was in
terested more than the count suspect
"Fifteen years ago Prince Ganlook
of this principality, the father of our
princess, became incensed over the dep
redations of the Axphain soldiers who
patrolled our border on the north. He
demanded restitution for tie devasta
tion they had created, but was refused.
Graustark is a province comprising
some S00 square miles of the best land
in this part of the world. Our neigh
bor is smaller in area and population.
Our army was better equipped, but not
so hardy. For several months the fight
ing in the north was in our favor, but
the result was that our forces were
finally driven back to Edelweiss, hack
ed and battered by the fierce thousands
that came over the border. The nation
was staggered by the shock, for such
an outcome-had not been considered
possible. We had been too confident.
Our soldiers were sick and worn by
six months of hard fighting, and the
men of Edelweiss-the merchants, the
laborers and the nobility itself-flew to
arms in defense of the city. For over
a month we fought, hundreds of our
best and bravest citizens going down to
death. They at last began a bombard
ment of the city. Today you can see
the marks on nearly every house in
Edelweiss. Hundreds of graves in the
valley to the south attest the terrors of
that siege. The castle was stormed,
and Prince Ganlook, with many of the
chief men of the land, met death. The
prince was killed in front of the castle
gates, from which he had sallied in a
last brave attempt to beat of the con
querors. A bronze statue now marks
the spot on which he fell. The prin
cess, his wife, was my sister, and as I
held the portfolio of finance it was
through me that the city surrendered,
bringing the siege to an end. Fifteen
years ago this autumn-the 20th of No
vember, to be explicit-the treaty of
peace was signed in Sofia. Wze were
compelled to cede a portion d'. territory
in the far northeast, vaktable for its
mines. Indemnity was agreed upon by
the peace commissioners, araounting to
20,000,000) garvos, or nearly $30,000,000
in your money. In fifteen years tills
money was to be paid, with interest.
On the 20th of November, this year,
the people of Graustark must pay 25,
000,000 gavvos. The time -is at hand,
and that is why we recall the war sq
vividly. It means the bankrup'tcy of
the nation, gentlemen."
Neither of his listeners spoke for
some moments. TLhen Lorry broke the
"You mean that the money cannot
be raised?" he' rsked.
"It is not in our treasury. Our peo
pe have been taxed so sorely in re
building their -homes and in recu1er
ating from the eileet of that dreadful
Invasion that they have been unable
to pay the levies. You must remem
ber that we are a small nation and of
limited resources. Your nation could
secure $30.000,000) in one hour for the
mere asking. To us it is like a death
blow. I am not betraying a state se
cret in telling you of the sore straits
in which 'wie are'placed. for every man
in the nation has been made cognizant
of the true conditions. We are all fac
ing it together."
~There was something so quietly he
roic in his manner that both men felt
pity. Anguish, looking at the military
"You fought through the war, your
"I resigned as minister', sir, to go to
the front I was in the first battle
and I was in the last," he said simply.
"And the princess-the present ruler,
I mean-was a mere child at that time.
When did she succeed to the throne?'
"Oh, the great. world does not re
member our little history' Within a
year after the death of Prince Gan
look his wife, nmy sister, passed away,
dying of a broken heart. IlIer daugh
ter, their only ehild, was, according to
our custom, crowned at ce. She has
reigned for fourteen years, and .wisely
since assuing full power. For three
years she has been ruler die facto. She
has been frugal and has don~fe all in
her power to meet the shadow that 4s
"And what is the altern:ative in case
the indemnity is not paid?" asked
Lorry breathlessly, for Le saw some
thing brighmt in the approaching calam
"The cession of all that part of Grau
tark lying north of Edelweiss, includ
ing fourteen towns, all of our mines
and our most productive farming and
grazing lands. In that event Grau
stark wvill be no larger t-han one of the
ood sized f'armns in your western coun
try. There will be nothing left for her
m ryal highness to rule save a tract so
small that the w~or'd prlincipa'lity' will
be a travesty and a fest-this city and
wemti\e miles to the south, a strip
about 350 miles long. Think of it!
Twe~vnty-five by 150 miles, and yet call
ed a principality' Once the proudest
and most prosperous state in the cast,
consid'ring its size, reduced to that!
Ach, gentlemien-gentlemen, I cannot
think of it without tearing out a heart
string and suffering such pains as mor
tal man has never endured. I lived in
Graustark's days of wealth, power and
supremacy. God has condemned me to
ive in the days of her dependency,
weakness and poverty. Let us talk no
more of this unpleasant subject."
"Willingly, your excellency, since it
s.-++ disaseu to n you 'hope, however.
You 'wm Permit-mme to-sk-how muh
you are short of the am-ount," said
Lorry considerately, yet curiously.
"Our minister of finance, Gaspon,
will be able to produce 1~.000,000 gay
vos at the stated time, far from enough.
This amount has been sucked from the
people from excessive levy and has
been boarded for the dreaded day.
Try as we wvould, it has been impossi
ble to raise the full amount. The veo
ple have been bled and have responded
nobly, sacrificing everything to meet
the treaty terms honorably, but the
strain has been too great. Our army
has cost us large sums. We have
strengthened our defenses and could,
should we go to war, defeat Axphain.
But.we have our treaty to honor. We
could not take up arms to save our
selves from that honest bond.
"Our levies have barely brought the
amount necessary to iaintain an army
large enough to inspire respect among
those who are ready to leap upon us
the instant we show the least sign of
distress. There are about us powers
that have held aloof from war with us
simply because we have awed them
with our show of force. It has beel
our safeguard, and there is not a citi
zen of Graustark who Obieets to the
manner in which state affairs are con
ducted. They know that our army is
an economy at any price. Until last
spring we were confident that we could
raise the full amount due Axphain, but
the people in the rural districts were
-unable to meet the levies on account of
the panic that came at a most unfortu
nate time. That is why we were hur
rying home from your country, Mr.
Lorry. Gaspon had cabled the princess
that affairs were in a hopeless condi
tion, begging her to come home and do
what she could in a final appeal to the
people, knowing the love they had for
her. She came and has seen these loy
al subjects offer their lives for her and
for Graustark, but utterly unable to
give what they have not-money. She
-asked them if she should disband the
army, and there was a negative wail
from one end of the land to the other.
Then the army agreed to serve on half
pay until all was tided over. Public
officers are giving their services free,
and many of our wealthy people have
advanced loans on bonds, worthless as
they may seem, and still we have not
the required amount."
"Cannot the loan be extended a few
years?" asked Lorry, angry with the
ruler in the north, taking the woes of
Graustark as much to heart as if they
were his own.
"Not one day! Not in London, Paris
Lorry lay back and allowed Anguish
to lead the conversation Into other
channels. The count remained for half
an hour, saying as he left that the
princess and his wife had expressed a
desire to be remembered to their guests.
"Her royal highness spent the even
ing with the ministers of finance and
war, and her poor head, I doubt not, Is
racking from the effects of the consul
tation. These are weighty matters for
a girl to have on her hands," solemnly
stated the count, pausing for aa in
stant at the door of the apartment
After he bad closed it the Americans
looked long and thoughtfully at each
other, each feeling a respect- for the
grim old gentleman that they had Lv
er felt far man before.
[To BE CONTINUED:]
Me.n, Says .a Mininer, Are Keen
Jlud'gesi of Becoming Effects.
'Don't think for a minute that men
know nothing about women'.t hate''
said a milliner. "I don't refer to men
who can describe feminine frills with
the iluency of a floorwalker. I mean
the average specimen, who doesn't
know the difference between a toque
and a Gainsborough. They are keen
judges of effects-better 'thain their
wiver'. Men often come in here -with
their wvives. The Wroman begins to try
on all the hats in the shop. The man
grows nervous. While madam will
pirouette before the mirror and view
the creation from every side before
passing judgment the man gives his
opinion without a bit of hesitation.
"'Take it off!' he will say. -You look
like a Sioux brave with hip' war bon
"He doesn't know why he disap
p~oves. He couldli't describe the trim
ming if he tried, but he does know that
it doesn't suit his wife. Without wait
ing a second he gives his decision, ana
his wife is almost in tears as she sees
him turn down some of the prettiest
models. But he doesn't care how they
look in the window or on the head of
Mrs. Jones or Mrs. Brown. He wants
something that is becoming to his wife.
"At Inst she tries on the hat he
wants. Ie knows it even before she
has had a chance to glance at herself
in the mirror. And I would say that
his judgment usually coincides with
ours."-Newa York Press.
Driving Twelve Hlorses.
Here is an arithmetical problem for
you: If it is great fun to drive one
horse, how much fun is it to drive
twelve horses? It is quite a natural
answer to say twelve times as muca
fun, but If you were to ask me I should
say divide one by twelve, and you will
have a more correct answer. Think of
it-twelve horses to manage at once!
That is a sight I saw a~few days ago,
however, in the crowded streets of
New York. The driver showed such
superb horsemanship that people in
the streets stopped to admire his dex
terity. The horses were drawing im
mense steel girders to be used in erect
ing a skyseraper. Twvo men went ahead
of this cavalcade to warn the cars to
stop at convenient placgs for passing
and to clear the street generally. Es
pecially where a cor'ner was turned
was there maneh admiration expressed
for the driver's skill. There he sat, as
calm anid cool as if driving an old nag
down a country lane instead of twelve
sturdy horses down New York's busi
est thoroughfare, Broadway. -New
York Letter in Pittsburg Dispatch.
Greek and Bulgar.
"The struggle for racial supremacy
between the Slav and Ilellene," says a
writer on Macedonia, "a struggle as
old as the hills, is here identified with
and imbittered by the religious strife
which rages between the followers of
the Bulgarian exarch and those of the
Greek patriarch - the schismatic and
the orthodox parties. This animosity
pervades and poisons all the relations
of life, private no less than public. A
Greek will on no account speak to or
shake hands with a Bulgar. Nor will
a Bulgar patronize a shop kept by a
Greek. The antipathy between the
two nationialities amounts almost to
physical repugnance. It far exceeds
any feeling or enmity that either of
them may entertain toward the Turk,
who has ground them both to the dust
during five centuries of the most un
mitigated oppression imaginable."
A ruel story runs on wheels, and
every hand oils the wheels as they run.
"KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT"
People Who Say Little and Drink
Less "Get There- Oftenest.
"Help me to catch him, rister," said
the small boy as he dashed by in pant
ing pursuit of his juvenile enemy.
"Keep your mouth shut, and you'll
catch him," advised the man, and the
boy understood in an instant and, un
derstanding, closed his moiuh and ran
on, easily running down the object of
his pursuit, who had been running
open mouthed and was soon doubled
up with a stitch in his side.
There is a good deal in keeping your
mouth shut. There are more people in
the world who never open a mouth
without putting a foot in it than you
have any idea of. You may be a fool,
but if you keep your mouth shut
who's to know it? Generally you can
size up the fellows who'll get there,
are getting there or have got there by
the way their lower jaw hangs. You
may occasionally medt a wise man
wandering around with his mouth
open, but not asa usual thing.
It's ihbat people say and drink chief
ly that cause them to appear befo're
the police magistrate. If they had
kept their mouths shut, they would
not have said it or drunk It. More fool
ish fish are caught with hooks in the
mouth than through the tail. The fel
low who goes around with his mouth
open may catch a few flies in the
aperture, but he isn't likely to catch
anything very valuable that way. It's
the fellow who sets his teeth and -con
sequently shuts his mouth who gets
It has not been definitely established
that zero was in use any earlier than
400 A. D. About .this time it was used
in India, and several centuries later
the Arabs began to employ It. Through
the Arabs its use became- known to
Europeans during the twelfth century.
It was not generally adopted in Europe
until several centuries later, notwith
standing its great advantages. For a
considerable time there were two par
ties among the European educators.
One party, known as the algorists, fa
vored the adoption of the Uindoo sys
tem of notation (falsely called Arabic),
with its position values, while the oth
er, known as the abacists, favored the
Roman notation, without zero or posi
The general adoption of the Hindoo
system was greatly facilitated by the
facts that it was explained in most of
the calendars for more-than a century,
beginning with 1300, and that the
.nedi-val universities frequently of
ftxed courses devoted to the use of this
notation.-G. A. Miller in Science.
The Artist and the Woman-.
Every actress is sensitively alive to
the pleasure of a warm reception-that
being the technical term for the ap
plause with which the audience greets
the first appearance of an artist before
any word has been spoken. Generally
speaking, it signifies a courteous greet
ing corresponding to a lifted hat and
pleasant salutation. But on occasions
when the actress is a special favorite
t.e reception, enthusiastic and long
continued, becomes a demonstration
which is inartistic *and destructive of
the illusion of the play, since it drags
the actress out of her part and in her
bowing, curtseying and smiling she
be mes Miss Jones or Miss Morris re
turmi'a thanks to the public. A wom
an would at be human who did not
enjoy to the last drop of her blood just
such a gr'.eting, even though her ar
tistic sense condemned it.-McClure's.
A,'.mls Are Sensitive.
"The fact that a horse is sensitive to
ridicule," said a student of the biolog
ical department of the University of
Pennsylvania, "may easily be demon
strated. Take, for instance, the case of
ahorse that is eating out of a nosebag.
If you stand in front of such a horse,
attract his attention, and then, with
loud laughter, mock his way of feed
ing, he will stop, with a look of em
barrassment and shame, and he will
not resume his meal until you are gone
'-Dogs also object to being laughed
at Make fun of them and they will
cease whatever they are doing. It is
only when they are in a fight that they
will remain impervious to the shafts
of mockery."-PhiladelPhiaI Post
The Human Body.
A pupil in~ a village school. who had
been requested to write an essay on
the human body handed in the follow
ing: "The human body consists of the
head, thorax, abdomen and legs. The
headcontains the brains, In case there
are any. The thorax contains the
heart and -lungs; also the liver and
lights. The abdomen contains the
bowels, of wVhich there are five-a, e, I,
o, u and sometimes w and y, The
legs'extend from the abdomen to the
floor and have hinges at the top and
middle to enable a fellow to sit when
standing or to stand when sitting."
* Worth 3lore.
Customer (in art gallery)-Tenl dol
lars is a high price for that picture.
It's nothing but a man smoking -a
Dealer-Yes, but look at that pipe,
my dear sir. It's genuine meerschauml,
beautifully, colored and extra large
size. You couldnt buy that pipe alone
for less than $15.-Chicago Tribune.
Iow Manudie Gets Experienced.
irene-Is Maud really going to marry
that sappy youth?
Enid-Mercy, no! She is only en
gaged to him. You see, poor, dear
Maud lias never been engaged before,
and she thinks she ought to practice a
little before entering into it seriously.
The genuine attar of roses, like the
best olive oil, will freeze, affording
proof of its purity.
The Only One.
An American tourist *ho called on
R~obert Burns' widow,. .Tean Armour, a
few years after his death had the au
dcity to ask her, "Can you show me
tny relics of the poet?" "Sir," an
swered the old lady, with majestic dig
nity, "I am the only relict of Robert
The Miserly Traveler-Be careful
with th'at trunk, you vagabond! I
wouldn't have it fall for 10 shillings.
The Porter-I doubt not, but a shil
ling in time might save nine.-Londonl
Braggsby-I tell you I'm overwork
ing. I am turning out an awful lot of
Iwork just now.
Nocker-That's just exactly the word
your employer used in describing your
present wor-k.-Baltimore American.
INell-He isn't very handsome, but
his face lights up well.
Belle-Is he so lantern jawed as all
+ ha+'?.Phadelnhia Record.
THE ESKIMO DOG.
Alive, He Works For His Master, and
Dead, He Feeds Him.
Of the Eskimo dog I could write a
book. In all probability descended
from the wolf, he is the Eskimo's one
doniestic animal, but is of as much
value to him as all the domesticated
animals of more favored races put to
gether. He drags him and his family
and their chattels from place to place,
hauls to his door the meat of seal or
walrus, leads him with unerring scent
to the tiny orifice in the snow which
indicates the breathing hole of a seal,
rrags him for miles in pursuit of the
bear and finally brings the huge brute
to bay, rounds up the musk oxen till
his master can come up for the kill,
and then perchance in the darkness of
some long winter night, when the hand
of hunger grips the settlement relent
lessly, he yields up his life to feed his
master and his family and his coat to
keep them warm.
Though mixed now with other strains,
so that black and reddish and spotted
dogs are to be seen as well as the pure
blooded grays and whites, this animal
still retains to a large degree the
strength, endurance and fierce lust for
blood when in pursuit, of game that
characterized its wild ancestors. Com
bined with these traits are an intelli
gence and faithfulness that make many
of these animals the peer of any of
their more favored brothers -in more
genial climates.-Leslie's Monthly.
'Rather an original lesson in political
economy was that once taught by the
Tapanese nobleman, Awoto,- and thus
translated by -Sir Edwin Arnold in
One evening as he was going to the
palace to take his turn in keeping the
night watch he let ten cash drop out
of his tinder case into 'the stream and
then'bought fifty cash worth of torches
to search for the lost coin. His friends
laughed at him for spending so much
in order to recover so little, and he re
plied, with a frown:
"Sirs, you are foolish and ignorant of
economics. Had I not sought for these
ten cash they Would have been lost
forever-sunk in the bottom of the
Namerigawa. The fifty cash which I
have expended on torches will remain
in the hands of the tradesmen. Wheth
er he has them or I is no matter, but
not a single one of the sixty has been
lost, and that is a clear gain to the. -
The Oriole and-e Bee.
Birds, their heads bein ma1, are
usually regarded as stupid, ut an
amateur naturalist pointed out th th
er day a proof that the Baltimore orio
at least is very intelligent. "Take the
oriole's habitat in the summer," he
said, "and all around it you will find
the decapitated bodies of bees. The
oriole is fond of honey, and he has dis
covered somehow that the bee carries
honey in a sac. Accordingly he rushes
down on the insect, snips off its head,
removes its viscera and then swallows
the honey that is now laid bare. This
shows intelligepce on the oriole'g part,
but I have not yet described the thing
which shows the bird's reasoning pow
er most strongly. It is only the sting
less male,. white headed bees that-the
oriole slays. The stinging bees he*2'Z2
leaves alone wisely." -Philadelphia
Wml Power and the Thumb.
Would be hypnotizers should avoid -t
trying conclusions with persons pos
sessing longer jointed thumbs tpan
theirown, for iftherelsanly truth in
palmistry the strength of one's will
depends upon the formation of the
thumb-the will power of its owner be
ing great or little according to the
length or want of length of its upper
How the thumbs of the Roman holi
day makers- were >formed mattesed -
nothing to the defeated gladiator
whose fate hung upon their being bent
forward or backward-a method of de
creing life or death to which perhaps
we owe a man at another's mercy be
ing said to. be under his thumb.-Cham
-The Pancake Bell.
In the tower of St Mary's church,
Morley, Yorkshire, England, bangs an
ancient bell bearing the date 1169.
Every Shrove Tuesday morning It is
rung for one hour, and the custom has
been followed for &4nturies, although
its origin is quite unknown. The peo
pl of the locality believe that it has
some connection with the baking of
pancakes on the day -befor'e Lent.
Hence its name, the "pancake bell."
On the last occasion of the ringing
scores of people went into the belfry to
take a pull at the rope in order that
they might claim some share in the
Brown-Did you hear about that real
istic fruit picture that Thompson paint
ed? He had it out in his garden and
the birds actually came down and pick
ed at the fruit.
Jones-Oh, that's nothingl I know a
man who painted a bottle of ginger
beer so realistically that the cork came
out -London King.
His New Horse.
"Seen Ezry's new horse?" asked one
citizen of another. "I have," was the
reply. "Well, what does it look like?'
asked the questioner impatiently.
"Well, he looks," said the other man
slowly, "as if Ezry had taken him for
an old debt."-Boston Christian Regis
Adam and Eve.
Adam and Eve got along very well
until the lady took advice outside of
her own yard. Adam, of course, was
henpeced or he would have slain the
niake very promptly.-Schoolmaaster.
Perfect Work Assured.
Fuddy-Come, now, what would you
propose to bring about an ideal state of
Duddy-Nothing easier, my friend.
I'd just put everybody at work upon
somebody else's job. and then of course
every kind of work would be done per
"My brother Jakey's got a new job."
"Where's he working?"
"Down to the electric light plant."
"Picking currents off the wires?"
"Yes. How did you guess? He says
he likes the job. It's such light work."
-Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
To Avoid Confusion.
The Stranger-And so you are named
George Washington. the same as our
The Colored Porter-Yaas, suh; but I
has a differunt birfday, suh.-Brooklyn
Some people are like a river. TheT
only way they can attract attention is
.by gong on a rnmpage.-tchisonl