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THE FOOL'S PRAYER.
asi Ia. I. LL.
The royal feast was done; the king '"These clumsy feet, still in the mire
Sought some new sport to banish lGo crushing blossoms without end;
sare, These hard, well meaning'%ands we thrust
rand to his jester cried: "Sir Fool, *inAmong the heartstrings of a friend.
Kneel now, and make for us a prayj
er!" "The ill-timed truth we might have kept
Who knows how sharp it pierced and
The jester doffed his cap and bells, stung!
And stood the mocking court be The word we had not sense to say
fore; VWho knows how grandly it had rung!
They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore. . "Our faults no tenderness should ask,
The chastening stripes must cleanse them
He bowed his head and bent his knee all;
Upon the monarch's silken stool; But for our blunders-O, in shame
His pleading voice arose: "O Lord, Before the eyes of heaven we fall.
Be merciful to me, a fool!
"Earth bears no balsam for mistakes;
"No pity, Lord. could change the heart Men. crown the knave and scourge the
From red with wrong to white as wool; tool
The rod must heal the sin: but, Lord, That did his will; but Thou, O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool! Be merciful to me, a fool!"
" 'Tis not by guilt the o-sward sweep The room was hushed; in silence rose
Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay; The king. and sought his gardens cool,
'Tis by our follies that so long And walked apart, and murmured low,
We hold the earth from heaven away. "Be merciful to me, a fool!"
I VWhen the Plot,
Dudley explained his idea with en
"Something is bound to come of it,"
he said. "We will exchange mail for
-one week. You must read my letters
and answer them as if they were your
own, without consulting me, or even
telling me their contents, and I will do
the same with yours. By following up
this misfit correspondence I'll be sure
to get a plot."
"Quite likely," drawled Grant. "But
what do I get?"
"The satisfaction of seeing me make
-a stake with an original story, and pos
sibly a check, if that delinquent Boston
.irm comes to time."
Grant pondered the proposition
"It's a crazy notion," he said, at
length, "but since I get scarcely any
mail up town except laundry bills and
circulars from local tradesmen, the
chances of your prying into any of my
secrets seems exceedingly slim, so I
suppose I can safely accommodate you.
When do you wish to put the system
Into operation ?"
"To-morrow morning, if you're will
Ing," said Dudley. "My imagination
seems to be afflicted with a most ag
gravated case' of dry tot these days,
and the sooner I get to work on a plot
from real life the better."
At no delivery on the following day
were there any letters of importance
,tor either of the friends, but in the 10
o'clock mail on the second morning
there was a letter addressed to Grant
that promised interesting results. The
envelope bore unmistakable earmarks
of femininity, and in spite of their
agreement Dudley hesitated before
"It seems hardly fair to the girl," he
He looked across the table at Grant,
who had fluish::d his breakfast and
Was smiling over a communication to
Dudley from the ponderous Boston
"That settles it." growled Dudley.
"He's got the check, confound him, so
I might as well get even by making
the moat of this innocent little note." -
The letter was written in a sprawl
Ing. fashionable hand, and covered sev
eral pages. Before he was half way
through Dudley perceived that he had
been precipitated into the thick of a
plot far more unique than any he had
-counted on discovering.
"My dear Henry." the letter ran.
"After many months of hard work I
have come to the conclusion that the
editing of the papers left by my late
husband, General McKeever, is too big
a job for me to finish alone, and I have
decided to place them in the hands of
some trustworthy literary man who
will do justice to the General's mem
ory. The question is, Whom shall I
employ? I wish you would advise me.
I know that you have a large acquaint
ance among writers, and it has oc
curred to me that you might be able to
recommend some person for the place.
From our previous conversations on
the subject, you are tolerably well 1
Aware of the nature of the data left by
the General, and consequently you will
know what qualifications are essential
In the man who undertakes to finish
the book. The payment will be very
liberal, and whoever accepts the posi
tion can well afford to lay aside all
other work while engaged in this.
Kindly give the matter your earnest at
tentlon, and advise me as soon as you
have made a choice. Yours sincerely,
"LUELLA McKEEVER. 1
"Hawthorne Apartments. Sept. 2."
Dudley read the letter several times. t
Even after he knew it by heart he kept
on reading it. Presently Grant started
down town, and then he made prepara
tions for answering it.
"She's the same old Luella," he
mused, over ink and notepaper. "I've I
been thinking, ever since I heard that
the General was dead, that I would
look her up and see if she were as t
sweet and pretty as she used to be. t
This is an unparallleled opportunity.
It's a blessing I made that contract
with Grant. He wouldn't have recom
mended me in a hundred years, but I
shall have no hesitancy in recommend
ding myself. Luella refused me once, 1
In another capacity, and she may re- I
fuse me now in this, but I certainly 3
shall not fail through want of en- I
Grant's was an easy hand to imitate. I
and aifter a couple of hours' practice r
Dudley flattered himself that his writ- 3
lag wI.aId pass mnuster before anybody II
- less skilled than an expert. That feat
accomplished, he wrote to Mrs. Mc
r "My dear Luella," he said. "I am
s very glad that you consulted me In re
r gard to a competent literary man to
a inish editing the General's papers, be
o cause it gives me a chance to recom
p mend a man whom 1 think remarkably
e well fitted for the post. Clarence Dud
ley is the man I mean. You have no
t doubt heard his name mentioned fre
quently of late, for he has been doing
e some very creditable work. Dudley is
I. a particular friend of mine. I have
a known him intimately for many years,
and have always found him the right
a sort. I have never known a man whom
I have liked so well. He is, by all odds,
t the best friend I ever had, and if you
g can see your way clear to trusting him
I with your book you will be conferring
a favor upon me personally. Aside
from his attributes as an all-round
[ good fellow, Dudley is so well equipped
mentally that I feel sure he would
give excellent satisfaction, and I hope
you can strike a bargain with him. Let
me know at once what you think of my 1
selection. If your decision is favorable
I will have Dudley call on you, and you
can settle the matter to suit yourselves.
SYours. HENRY GRANT."
Dudley did not view this effusion I
with unalloyed pride. I
"It is pretty fulsome praise to sing
at one's own funeral," he commented.
"If she should ever find out that I am t
the author of the panegyric she will I
certainly think me too effervescent to
write a history of her deceased bus- I
band. I I must warn Henry to say
nothing about our compact. If he
should give me away my vanity would I
certainly prove fatal." 1
Grant did not come up to their rooms
that night. He sent word that he
should be out of town for a day or two, I
but that Dudley was to stick to their
bargain and continue to answer his i
share of their mail, as usual. There
was very little to answer, but it made
up in quality what it lacked in quan
tity, for Thursday morning brought an- E
other letter from Mrs. McKeever.
"I was somewhat surprised at your I
choice of literary executor," she wrote.
"I knew ('Clren e Dudley several years
ago, a;nd have rather pleasant recollec- i
tions of him, but I had hardly thought
that his llterary qualitications are ex
actly what I require. till., you seem
to Ih in a position to judge him from f
every standpoint, and I will gladly g
grant him an interview. Before send
ing him to me, however, there is one
point that I must make clear to you. h
I should have mentioned it in my last
letter, but shrank from doing so. But
it is too important to be put off longer.
It relates to the commands of General
McKeever. It was one of the provis- b
ions of his will that no one except my- !
self or my second husband should write
a line of his biography. Naturally, he
preferred that I should do it without
assistance, but he was not a jealous or b
a selfish man, and he realized that I,
being a young woman, should probably
marry again. If I found the book too
great an undertaking to accomplish o
alone, and decided to marry before its n
completion, he expressly stipulated
that my husband should carry on the
work. So, you see, before entering into
a literary agreement with any author
I must come to an understanding withn
him in regard to that clause in the
General's will. You will see, my dear
Henry, without further explanation,
that my position is most awkward. By b
the General's commands I am bound i
to see that the book is put on the mar
ket, yet I am unable to finish it myself, t
and am constrained to seek help only
from some man at whose head I am
virtually bound to throw myself in a1
marriage. For pity's sake, Henry, help P.
me over this difficulty. Explain the sit
uation to Mr. Dudley as delicately as
you know how. I think it much better w
that you, rather than I. should broach a
the subject. Then. if he does not posi- d(
tively revolt, let him come to see me. om
Dudley spent less than ten minutes cl
on his reply to the second note.
"My dear Luella." he said. "Dudley cl
understands the situation thoroughly.
I must say that his remembrance of ci
you seems to be exceedingly vivid, and T
he is anxious to meet you again. Not- w
withstanding your frank criticism of he
his work. I still think him the very
man for the place, and if agreeable to
you he will call on you Saturday after- I']
nooa at i. 1ALTEL" 1
Mrs. 'McKeever was plaintl aervot
through the preliminary handshakl,
when they met on Saturday afternoo
but Dudley had braced himself for ti
occasion and acquitted himself as b
came tll literary trustee of a note
"I must confess," said Mrs. MicKee'
er, "that I was astonished when Henm
Grant proposed your name as an a
complished historian. I did not kno'
st that you aspired to fame in that dire
tion. Furthermore, I didn't know the
you and Henry were" 'uch clot
"Oh, yes," said Dudley, carelessl;
"I've known Grant for years."
"So he tells me. He seems very ton
of you. I really did not know it we
01 possible for one man to care so muc
for another. I hope that your at
equally devoted to him. His praise c
you is unstinted. He says that you at
the best friend he ever had, and the
he he likes you better than anybody els
in the world."
"Does he?" murmured Dudley
"Dear old Hank."
"And, besides, he is so very proud c
your literary attainments. If I didn'
know Henry to be such a level-heade
fellow I should accuse him of gushing
I should be afraid that his jndgmen
had been warped by the heat of friend
t ship, and that his recommendation wa
not entirely reliable. However, I hav
decided to take his advice, and if yo'
ax'e willing to-to enter upon the probe
tion which I explained to him wouli
be required of you-why-"
She shifted her eyes uneasily. Dud
t ley felt that he had skated safely ove
the thinnest parts of his duplicity, ani
he filled up the pause buoyantly.
"Now, see here. 1 uella." he said
"you ought to know pretty well how
0 feel about the matter. I put the ques
tion to you six years ago, and yoi
turned me down most beautifully.
F swallowed the dose, I flatter myself
with fairly good grace, but I kept oi
thinking of you pretty constantly. evel
after you married General McKeeve
and went to Chicago to live. Eve
since you've been single again I'v
e been aching to sound you on the sub
S ject, but I felt rather afraid of you anm
thought I'd better go slow. I wan
you, Luella, and I wept to write the
General's biography. Are you willin:
to let it go at that?"
"Yes," sighed Mrs. McKeever; "I
you're satisfied, 1 am."
In the first thrill of victory Dudle]
I felt that the only way he could honor
I ably square himself was to confess lir
I double - dealing. Many times in the
course of the afternoon he was on the
point of making a -clean breast of it
but modesty always forbade.
"If I hadn't spread it on so thick it
my own behalf I shouldn't mind," hi
argued. "Since I did, I think I'd better
let things go as they are. I'd feel pret
ty sneaking to have her know that J
blew my own horn so loudly."
Grant came home that evening, bul
Dudley was too busy pondering over
the outcome of his epistolary enterprise
to say much to him. Just before the3
went to bed he remmbered that he
must caution Grant to keep thell
scheme a secret.
"By the way, Grant, you haven't told
anybody about our exchanging letters,
have you?" he asked.
Grant yawned. "No," said he, "only
one person. I told her the evening the
plot was hatched, but she doesn't
count. She'll never say anything about
"She?" echoed Dudley. "Who is
"Oh, nobody but Luella McKeever.
Shle's all right."
Dudley caught his drooping head in
"Good Lord." he said. "I've got a
plot, now, with a vengeance."-New
A Useless Industry.
"This is the age of feats-Alpine
climbing, Channel-swimming, fasting
for weeks, searching for the North and
South Poles-the most of them being
more or less useless, and lnvolving
quite unnecessary dangers. But per
haps of all fatuous attempts to accom
plish something because it has not
been done before, says the Dundee
Courier, nothing caps the feat of play
ing the piano against time. An out
break of this mania is announced from
Marseilles, where a couple of pianists,
fired by the example of an Italian
musician who played for nineteen
hours at a stretch, have started to
break the record. The conditions are
that they shall play for thirty hours
with at most only four intervals, each
of ten minutes, for rest and refresh
ment. Considering that those who
have to play the piano are very much
liable to ailments of the muscles and
nerves of the fingers and wrists, it
might be supposed that pianists would
not take up meaningless tasks that
would exhaust muscles and nerves
were they made of steel wire, and
tasks which, even were they accom
plished, would make no one wiser or
better. It is well, however, that there
is no compulsion of the public to attend
to hear these musical freaks, and it
may be hoped that the building in
which they are carried on is situated
at a respectable distance from the
paths of an innocent publig.
Not a Good Likeness.
The little daughter of the house
watched the minister, who was making
a visit, very closely, and finally sat
down beside him and began to draw
on her slate.
"What are you doing?" asked the
"I'm making your picture," said the
The minister sat very still, and the
child worked away very earnestly.
Then she stolped and compared her
work with the original, qnd shook her
"I don't like it much," she said.
"'Tain't a great deal like you. -I guess
I'll put a tail to it and call it a do"
be THE SEARCH FOR COINERS IS THE
Remarkable Chars After a Nurtlerer
Sho Vled 31,000 MIloe S at Har, at
ry Last iran Dwan - T"he Storm thase
C After hterge.t Loys Darrell.
There have been many long pursuits
of criminals, great in the distance
te traveled, the obstacles overcome and
the' persistence of pursuing officers,
but that of Sergeant Wood of the Na
tal, South Africa, police, is doubtless a
ad record breaker. The man sought by
SSergeant Wood was charged with em
:h bezzling large sums of money at Pie
re termaritzburg. He got away from
of South Africa, and went to New York.
re Although the detective had information
at as to where his quarry was hiding,
se yet he had first to visit London to
obtain the necessary extradition pa
pers. Then he hurried to America,
and with the assistance of the United
df States police, ran down his man. .y
't the time he had reached Martizburg,
d he had been traveling hard for nearly
g. three months, and had covered nearly
It 21,000 miles.
J_ One of the sternest chases of recent
IS years was after Loys Darrell, formerly
re sergeant in the Seventh United States
,u cavalry. Darrell enlisted at the begin
a- ning of the Spanish-American war, and
Id distinguished himself in Cuba. There
he fell in love with a pretty Spanish
i- girl and beggared himself in buying
·r finery for his sweetheart. To obtain
Id more money he robbed and murdered
a companion in arms named Crouch.
1, He then flea.
I A detective named Dupuy was put
s- upon the murderer's track, and finding
u a clew, started for New Orleans. He
I was right in his surmise that Darrell
f, had gone there, but when he arrived
u the bird had flown. He had left on a
n British :nule transport for South Af
r rica. Dupuy took train for New York,
!r fast boat for Southampton, rushed by
'e rail across Europe, caught a boat of
)- the German-East African line, and
d finally arrived at Beira, in Portuguese
it East Africa.
e There he waited, like a spider for a
S fly, and just as Darrell was fancying
himself safe from pursuit, he pounced
if upon him. Later on the detective de
resited the prisoner safely in Castle
Y, William jail in New York. He had
r- traveled in all 31,000 miles and spent'
S$4-217 in the chase.
,e One of the most astonishing crimi
e nals England ever produced was a man
t* named Benson, who began operations
in London, with two confederates. He
n organized a series of swindling com
e panies in the city, while he, himself,
,r pretending to be an invalid, lived in
the greatest luxury in the Isle of
Wight. He posed as a great philan
thropist, was foremost in charitable
works, and went into the very best so
r c:.ty. By dint of bribing certain offi
e cers of the law, he lived for some
years on the proceeds of his swindles.
e But one day the crash came. He was
r arrested, sentenced and got a long term
in Portsmouth jail.
No sooner was he out than he was at
his old tricks again. These culminated
in Switzerland, where he managed to
gain the affections of the daughter of
e an English of icer. Through her he
induced her father to trust him with
the investment of his entire capital,
some $35,000. He bolted with the
money. Chased across Europe, a de
tective caught him at Bremen. To
avoid scandal the victim promised not
to prosecute if Benson would give up
the money. The latter did so and left
fct America. Hardly was the vessel
r out of sight before it was discovered
that the bundle of scrip the thief had
handed over was worth at most $160.
Followed across the Atlantic, Benson
escaped to Mexico, where he made $25,
(a'. by _assing himself off as Minme
i Patti's ag'nt and selling forged concert
tickets. By this time his photograph
Swas in almost every police bureau in
the world. Yet he dodged and twisted
- under a dozen aliases, and was heard
of in almost every Soutn American
state before a clever New York detec
Stive ran him down in Rio after a two
Even then he cheated justice. Land
ed in prison in New York he walked
up stairs'cl atting amiably to his jailer.
Suddenly he made a spring and jumped(
cisan over the bannister. He was
picked up with a broken back anddied.
The police never exhibit more re
lentless energy than in hunting down
a coiner. A coiner's crime is against
government, .and so the whole forces 1
Sof the state are against him. The
SUnited States suffers far more from
coiners than England does and is pro
portionately keen to run down such
offenders. Early in 1900 a man named
Hastings was surprised in his work- (
shop, from which he had issued many
thousands of small silver coin, but he
was too quick for his would-be cap- c
tors and escaped. No fewer than seven
secret service men were put on his
track. The remarkable fact is that
Hiastings never attempted to leave the
Ellfer, one of the detectives, got a r
hint that a stranger was in the woods.
He took a blanket and some food and
hic himself in a thicket. Very early
in the morning Hastings passed, car
vying a bag of food. ' Ellfer tracked
him to his reftfge and saw that the I
forger was armed. He waited some dis- I
tance away in hiding. WheuI night I
came Hastings came out with a dark
lantern and searched every bush near t
his hiding place. At last he was sat- a
isfiled ani went back. So soon as Ell- i
fer felt sure the man was asleep he a
crept up and had the handcuffs on him F
before he could' wake. On the way to
jail Hastings told his captor that he
had seen h1m on 10 different occasions a
and'bad once, in Cincinnati. been with- c
in three feet of him in a theatre.-~ai- k
PLATINUM VERY SCARCE.
2teedd It Eleetrlcal Work, aspply Does
N.t meet L.Amand.
A good deal of concern has been ex
pressed in the Mast year or so on the
subject of platinum, and the source of
production to meet the growing de
muand. It is beyond doubt that the
supply is not incr ~ing-if it is in
creasing at all--at thing like the
same rate as the consumption; and if
this position is not rectified and the
balance readjusted it is easy to foresee
a time when enterprises which depend
upon platinum will languish for want
of the material which it will be im
possible to secure in adequate quanti
ties, even at famine prices. Legislation
in the reichstag of the fatherland has
a way of being grandfatherly at times,
but in the circumstances there is much
to be said for the bill which was under
consideration not long ago with the
object of obtaining a legal prohibition
of the use of platinum where it could
be replaced without serious inconven
ience by some other metal and to lim
it its consumption to cases where its
employment is essential.
It ;~ not easy to see how such an en
actment as this could be enforced
strictly, but, in the abstract, the meas
ure was undoubtedly wise; besides, the
restricted use of platinum in one coun
try would go a very little way to reme
dy a situation that is becoming acute
in all manufacturing countries. For
the metal is in great request in the
manufacture of electrical apparatus
and for electrical engineering gen
erally, as well as for numerous other
purposes for which no effective sub
stitute has been found. There is no
good reason to anticipate an actual ex
haustion of supplies, but the fear is
that, mainly with the progress of elec
tricity, the gulf between demand and
supply may become wider and wider.
Something like 95 percent of last
year's production of 13,800 pounds, as
compared with 13,250 pounds for 1900,
came from Russia, and while it is prob
able that scientific exploitation of the
whole of the Urals would lead to the
discovery of other sources of supply,
it is pretty clear that in the govern
ment of Perm little enough progress
is being made in spite of the profitable
ness of the industry. Perhaps the
sparsene.s of the distribution accounts
largely for turs. The metal is ob
tained from alluvial deposits or up to
four to five zolotniks (the zolotnik is
equa platinum-bearing sands, which
frequently include gold, and which vary
in occurrence up to four to five zo
lotniks, the zolotnik is equal to 66
grains Troy, and more in 100 poods of
sand, 3610 pounds).
The thickness of the beds ranges
from three feet to seven feet. The
grains of metal are small in size, but
sometimes nuggets weighing a kilo
gram or more are unearthed. The
platinum is often accompanied by
other rare metals, such as iridium and
ossium. It is sent to St. Petersburg
in the crude state, and, although there
are refineries in that city, very little
is dealt with there, and, as the demand
for the rmetal is almost entirely from
abroad, the bulk is exported as it is
received from the mines.
We have been told to look to New
South Wales as an important source of
supply, and probably with scientific
exploitation, the investment of a rea
sonable amount of capital and the di
version of miners from gold seeking
that colony would be of use in supply
ing the world's requirements. The
metal there is obtained chiefly from the
Fifield district, about 322 miles west
of Sydney, where it is found associated
with gold. Here the principal work
ings are at Platiqa, a township situated
about two miles from that of Ftfleld,
a deep alluvial "lead," containing plat
inum and gold, extending from near
the former place for over a mile in
length and varying from 60 feet to 150
cet in width.--Engineering.
Denounce Wome. Butchers,
That there is a growing tendency
smong many of the butchers of the
:ity to employ young women in their
shops, and put them behind the coun
e:r at the block, where they yre taught
:o do all the work of the journeyman
utchers at a much smaller rate of
rages, was the assertion made by
William C. Wellman, of Local Lodge,
.o. 184 of the Amalgamated Meat
3utters and Butcher Workmen.
These young women, it is declared,
ire employed at small wages and are
tstensibly cashiers or bookkeepers,
ut in reality cut meat and do the
Rork of a journeyman butcher or
neat cutter. At,a meeting this sub
ect was brought up by the members
f Local lodge, No. 184, and denounced.
t is said that over a hundred such
vomen butchers were employed in
he city. Resolutions denouncing this,
leclaring for shorter hours, and ask
ng the wives of trades union men to
murchase their meat before 6 o'clock
in Saturday evening, were passed.
'ew York Tribune.
Red Taepd Prench Pollec.
A curious instance of the paralyzing
'fect of red tape in the French ad
inistration has just come to light.
In 1867 a Hollander named Stallen
erg was expelled because he cried
Vive la republique!" in the streets
f Paris. After the fall of the Em
ire he returned, but the republican
olice arrested,' imprisoned and ex
elled him anew. He then went to
lew Orleans and made a fortupe.
Since then he has returned 27 times
i Paris, where each time he has been
rrested, imprisoned and expelled. He
Snow back for the 28th time, and is
waiting the action of the police.-- e
aris Dispatch in New York Herald.
The cattle which draw the mahog
ny logs in the forests of the Isthmus l
Panama have to be sprayed with j
emrosene to destroy the parasites at
hich are their deadly, enemies.
Stail Goum int Ia lda
Secretary of State-John Mieb
Auditor-W. S. Fae..
U. S. SerA
Don tfferey and 6 ner'.
REPRESENTA V ".
1 Dimriot-t. C. Daver.
Q Distriec.-Adolph Meyer.
8 Distriot-R. . Brousard.
4 Distriot-P. Bras~ale.
I Distriot-r. E. Rausdell.
6 District-8. M. Robinson.
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