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OUR STORY TELLER
•A Changed Man.
Til i:v «i: ■■■ itand na '■>< fore ■ per
finiurj ibon In lluO 1 itrpPt :is I
;'. i —i.■<l ii i two young ladle*
of nnlfeatly good ■orloty, si reflned
wa« ■..■ r appearance and no porfeotly
correct tbelr leu lire. I could not help
half turning, and «!i" nhonld they be
but thai arclitoadc of v consln of minil,
Bybil \'.i;i.'. and her Iwiotn friend,
Gwen o'llara. Ii irai s.vliii that hud
t ; . ■:..; nhe s.ii.l:
"Fancj that little f■...1 throwing her
8' '■'■ : ■ i \ nn :i man like thai when she
1>: - be only v..i;i;s !,> r fur Iht
Hi' i. y."
"Whal little fool and what man?" I
nsi;. i, iis i raised my bat bj way of
apology for the Intnmlon,
"Oh, you men! You never know any
thing." viiil Sibyl, wii'ii idle bad recov
en 1 from the Rbock mj question bad
n hli ntly occasioned,
"Then !■ 11 me," I rejoined. "Too n.'v
erhaveflnj leereta from me, you know
—at leant, nil for I.>m^."
••\". hy, Honor Beaumont and Capt,
Ffl ll . ■:'. :■• Ihj lure.'
"A n tbi y i iitfUfti '1 !.. he married?"
"Ol i iiirw ;Ii j nre, Hnd he hnnn't a
I" in : Ulle Rb ■ hi« n mil 1 Ion."
"\. 11, I.' 'a ;i verj bandsomc fellow,
and "lit 1 In ;> I inlile."
"1 :■ »nj be cheati '1 at cards, thai
hen In i \ i rylwdy's del it, nnd Is nothing
k'.ii*;; of ;i mere adventurer. And yet
Honor Iti iiuiiioDl has ni'ei pied blnil I
saj - : ally too !>ml i f her."
1 I)ad known r . •" net for some
year* nnd 1 am d nud to iay I bad
verj 111 tie to urjte In Ms defpnue. Ele
bad never !>i <] nrttl illy i-.niL'li! in liny
nefai ■ ;■ ■■• ■< -ii ■..•, !>i:t it was known
tli;it he had run thruiiKh most nf his
frlei '- and thai be vvai wonderfully
lvi ' : ' faro, di I ihal be \\n> onxl mi
ly : i.: for an belross.
i '. i ddlng !""U pinco, and about
four inontbi afterward Captain and
Mrs. 1 nulklner were hack in town, :ii>
parently tbc happiest people to If
foul! ! ii ;ill I'.i'l^v.n 111.
.\?- for I'aulklDeP, he seemed onm
jil.-ii'y changed. There \\;i> a maull
in ~- blhuii 111 in that one never noticed
before; tii* eyes wore n frank expres
gloc thai w.i~ truly refreshing to see.
He b is Nearly devoti 'I to bin wife, and
they - ■■• i:i■ 11 to perfectly understand
and trtisi each other. What could It
ti H an?
(Jradunlly I goi lo renlly like Faulkl
in P, I !■• made a upli lldld host, was a
pal ti ■ of ihe tlonii -1 :■■ \ Irtm s, and im
]>ri—- il ■•!!!■ as I it-1 tig; th" a nil of honor.
Our iii'i|tinlutnnce Ilnally ripened Into
n cl«i ■ friendship, nnO lie Inl liuncy do
vil ; I until at 1< iik i I found inyitpZf
• '. . I ki >\\ noi mi terms of real
coi Ifiiic wlili Ihein hi n hoin, onlj n
tew '■■■ ml li? iH'forp, I . -i I l>een liiflliii'd
to liM>k iipiiii \ i ry inn. h In the llghl In
which he \\.i -. regarded by my cousin
One evening ho expounded the mys
">.:>'.': i toll you the story of our
court* |i, .1.-ii !;V" up nskt'il.
"As .Vi|i will, my dt»ar fellow," I re
plied, "If it lnu'l t'»i sacred a subject
fur a third party."
"That's jusl II It is a sacred subject,
as j"M v ::i ■!■."
lie 111 his <:.■ ir and proeppdi d:
"All thnl the world though I and saiil
of in" liefore I was married Has true,
und more than true. I was a 'regular
••what i.nn.K pool. a\i> what man?'
1 ASM n.
bad lot,' And it Is true blm that In pro
posing to Miss Beaunumi I was actu
ated l>y the most merci nary motives,
mid tboM alone.
"Ail that l wanted wai her money—
her money, Jack—do yen bear me? The
world tald so, and the world was per
fectly right I bad plans us to what I
Would do with it. .My chief iinxiety
whs to prevent Uer kw'lhs any Inkling
of the truth, and s<> i never ceased to
dance constant attendance on her, and
especially to withdraw her as far as
potdhle from bcr lady friends. All went
•well until one evening at the Vttllers 1
bull she took me to oue side, saying:
"■lriiz' sin' niuiivs oiled me FrlU
rather Hum frank—'l want to s[>ruk to
" "What i<< it, darling? 1
" Ton are noi to call bm darling any
more till this mutter la cleared ui>.'
" 'What matter, dear? 1
"Mu-t this: people are laying that
you are marrying me merely for my
money, Is that k"'.''
" 'Of courae nut. I love yon fur vour
" 'Stop, sti'ji! I nin polnj; to put you
to the proof. Yon know my aollcitora—
Mcmra, Uopklna ft Dicey, in Lincoln's
" 'W ill, inept mo thorc to-ninrrow at
noon, sharp. Ami now, good-night.'
"in ;i moment stu- w;is gone, l paated
a ileepleta night, and with great iiiiii-
"ld.AM'lli DEB IN' MY A.nMS AM( WB
ruliy nerved myself in the morning to
keep the mysterious appointment.
••old Dlecy 1 call him that I ause
bo is now one of my deareal friends—
received me coldly.
" 'I have been favor"'!, ('apt. Faulkl
ner,' be said, 'with some very extraor
dinary Instructions from my client—
your Bancce Miss Beaumont. I must
entirely disclaim all responsibility In
the matter. I have simply given effect
to Miss Beaumont's wishes, and the
final Issue of them must rest entirely
with yourself. If you please, we will
j:o to the adjoining room, where Miss
Beaumont awaits us.'
"We found her Heated near n window.
She iliil not rl*t\ bill simply bowed, and
1 saw that her face nraa pnle, and thai
it wore an expression of apparent en
'■ 'Frits, 1 told you last night that
I pie are saying thai you are marry
ing me merely for my money. It mat
ters little tn me now whether they
>,). ak the truth or not If they do, then,
whether or not you become my bus
band, Is the light >.'""'• '''it of my Ufe
Indeed. You know, Fritz, bow 1 love
you! if you can have done this cruel
tiling iwitiiinj: can undo It now. If you
have designed t" beggar me, under the
pretext of affection, busband <>i' in> lms
band, fortune or no fortune, can make
mi dlffi n nee to me. Bui it shall never
Ik' saiil that you actually diil marry me
for my money, and so, Frits, I have
asked Mr. Dtcey to draw up n deed
which—wnlch —' And ben the poor
darling broke down completely and
could say no more.
" The deed, Capt Faulklner, 1 s.-ilil
Mr. Dicey, with fri-'iil solemnity, 'is an
uncommon one; I know. Indeed, of do
precedent But it relate! that, In con
■(deration of Capt. Francis Arthur
Faulklner, «t the Second Lift Ouardi,
releasing Mi~s Elonor Beaumont, of
Uurttfleld House, Uertsfordshlre, from
herensagement to many him, the salil
mi<s Honor Beaumont herewith makes
nvcr tn the said Capt Francis Arthur
Faulklner all her real mid persona]
property, a* scheduled herewith, save
nml except the residence known as The
Grove, Isleworth, In the county of Xlid
dlesez, and as much of bet Midland
Hallway debenture Stock as will suf
fice to provide an annuity of $1,51)0 a
"I turned half mechanically to Hon
or. She was still calm and pate, but her
eyes were brimful of tears.
" 'It is impossible" i exclaimed. And
Just :it that moment something seemed
to struggle wlililn me, for out of the
depth! of my sinful heart there came
welling the tiny, feeble remnant of the
little good it ever held.
"I felt as If I conld Kive not only love
bat lift' to that noble VOOMI who had
proposed to herself tills mad, this fear
ful sacrifice Lv order to put to proof the
elnwrltr of IBs man ?h«' lnv("1. Dl^r*l
-gardlug ill pri seaca «( the man of law,
I eiaaped ber la my araaa, aud ••—yaa«
Jack, we wept together.
•■I treasure bow Mml aacKsl pnrch
niiiit which awakened to ni-w HO tba
Httle good that \\:is left in ate— which
aroused tbe deadened at na* of nnselOsb
lovi' and (tare me riches greater far
than my riUalay bad txat dreamed <>f.
Do yon wonder. Jink, tbaj I am a
And thai waa the ni'qupl of the con-
Tanatlon !u Bond street
An Im li Irom lirntli.
A DorreapoastaM of tke Detroit Fro*
Prpas r.'!.ii"s n peculiar experlencs
which happened to a Mead of his dur
ing a staj .v Burma.
Wi> were mttiiis nn tho reranda of
our bungalow one evening, eojoytafl
•mr aftci-diiiticr cheroot. I'inally my
friend arose aud sauntered luto uls
Usually liiriits wen placed In all the
bedrooms, bui th;< erenlng, for aomt
reason—probably the moonlight—Uis
servant bad not performed hU dutii'*.
I could h"ur my friend fumbling about
on bli dresstng-table, and tben sudden
ly bo gare a cry of horror aud rushed
c/Ut tn tlii' l!^lit.
■I bare been struck hy a anake," he
gasped, and his face was deadly pale.
"Where is it? Quick! Show tin':" I
exclaimed, us I whipped out a knif«>.
He hold out u:s right arm. There*
was no mark on the hand, which I c*
aiulued critically, but on toe <miii of iho
shirt were two tiny scratch-like punc
tures, and two little globules of poison
sinking into tin- starched I!im-:i and
leaving a sickly, greenish-yellow mark.
"You've bad a cl se call, old man," I
exclaimed, with :i sigh of relief; "and
now l"t us settle the snake."
We found him colled up on a small
mirror, whicu lay on the table, and an
ugly-looking reptile be was, too, ready
t.i Rtrlke again.
]!>■ a,is a very poisonous snake,
known <is the Dehoae Russell!, but
after my friend ha 1 done with him !t
would have been difficult fur any na'ur
ai.si to hut placed b!m iv bis proper
A Dellghtfal Picture
A homelike picture of Mrs. Washing'
ton and her favorit- granddaughter is
given by Mrs. James Oibson, who fre
quently visited her when, as the Presl
dent's wife, she resided In Philadelphia,
then Hi" <:i!':':'] of the United States.
Mrs. <;ii>sou's language is quoted '>y
Ms-i Whanon in her "Martha Wash
.Mrs. Washington was in the habit of
rt.'!!r;:i^ at an early hour to her own
room, unless detained by company, and
there, no matter what the boar, Nellis
(Mist Cusiisi attended her.
One evening my father"! carriage be-
Ing late la coming for me, my deal
young friend Invited me to accompany
her to grandmamma's room. There,
after tome little chat, Mrs. Washington
apolojtlsi 'l to me for pursuing her usual
preparations for the night, and Nellie
entered upnjji her accustomed duty by
r< n Hug a chapter and a ptialm from t!i"
old faintly Bible, after which all pre*
• ni knelt ::i evening prayer.
Mr-. Washington* faithful maid
•}: :i unstated her to dlsrolie and lay hei
head upon the pillow; Nellie then lang
a vci's ■ of -urn,' gweetly toothing hymn,
an 1 then loaning down, received the
parting bi. s^iug for the night, with
- .ni" emphatic remark* <m bar duties.
Improvements, etc. The effect <>f these
Juillciou! hablti and teaching! ap
peared in tin' granddaughter'! charac
ter through life.
A sensational ease with a funny side
is reported from Xl Reno. A couple ar
rived at the principal hotel and regis
tered themselves as man and wife. Id
fact. they were elopers, one baring run
away from a wife and the other a hus
band. In the course of a week the In
jured hßsband and the Injured wife
arrived from Kentucky and caused the
arrest of the pair. The deserted man
and woman had DSTCT seen each other
before, but while waiting for requisi
tion papers from Kentucky they stop
ped at the same hotel, and formed an
acquaintance. Having a common grief,
they became Interested In each other,
and ou the day the requisition papers
were to arrive they astonished tlie offi
cers by eloping on their own account,
going to Texas, where they are now
supposed to Ik-. The first pair of elop
ers were released from jail, and the
Kentucky ollieer returned home, after
Informing the local paper that he
"hoped a rattlesnake would bite him
If he ever traveled a thousand miles
again to help a couple of men trade
wives."—Kansas City Journal.
It Is part of a doctor's duty to keep
up the spirits of his patient, since hope
fulness la often t lit? best of medicine,
but the Cincinnati Knqulrer cites a case
In which encouragement was carried
almost too far.
A uiau met with a frightful accident,
as a result of which boih h'.s legs had
to be amputated.
"Never mlud," s.ild the surgeon, a
few days afterward, finding the poor
man despondent; "never m!nd, we shall
have you ou your feet again ■within
The good point* of a great many peo
ple seem to have been broken off.
Came •■ a Purprlor tn Kiifflntnl and
I'emnrnllKril Ihr I 1 rruU.
The mlgaatloa of sir William Vor
non Ilnrcntirt M OHelal loaoWf <>f Ili>>
Liberal party In tin- HottM of Oiu-
MH <'!iim > as n rarprlM to fill Knii
land tad threw tha Liberal ranks into
a st;it.• t.r disorder.
wikii, in December, is<>i. Mr. (Ji.ii
■tone • • .t:11• • Into power a* the chief of
the administration, William Vt-rnoo
Harcourt t<><>k his -•■ 11 in Parliament
as reprea ntatlre of 111-- city of Oxford.
li was nnt long before ii<- gars t h>»
Honae of Ootnniona :i taste of hi* qual
ity. His maiden speech was in <>]>i>.>
-•"ltinn tn the proposition to abrogate tin*
statute of Queen Anne, which requires
that ministers of the crown when th<'y
take offlee should racate tlu-ir seats
ami offer themaclTea for re-eleotloß.
This si eh. with Its ponderous learn*
inn anil brllllani wit, made h:s name.
in 1980; when the Clladstone govern
ment was formed, sir William becams
home secretary. At this time it f.-ll to
htm to pQot tin- Irish crimes act
through the Rouse of Commons against
the Berca oppoaltlon of Mr Parneii and
tinl Irish members, a tank which h«
accomplished ultii brtUlaacy.
He resumed the place of chancellor
of the exchequer in 1802, the same i*»»^t
lie bad held during the prerlous Glad
stone administration. When Glad
stone retired It was supposed that sir
William would succeed him. The man-
SIB WIt.I.IAM Vl:|-.M.X H.WSf-orltT.
Hi* of authority, however, fVll on Lord
Koseberry, s:r Wllllaui remaining the
leader In the House of Commons. The
resignation of Mr. Elarcourl doea not;
mean ills retirement from public life.
He will still retain in* seat la the Com
BENCH AND BAR.
"What Is your occupation?" the law
yer asked a boy on the witness stand.
"I work on my father's farm," thu
v Itness replied.
"Yon don't 11.-)I 1.-) much but sit around,
"Well, I help my father."
"But you're worthh -■-. aren't yoaJ* 1
was t!,i> attorney's decisive Question.
"I don'l know whether I am or not,"
retorted the witness warmly.
Then the attorney took another tack.
"Your father's a worthies! man, Isn't
"Well, he works about the farm. 11
Tin' attorney here fastened an eya
which gleaned with triumph on the
Jury and oalled the boy with a glance
from the other and laid: "Isn't ll trua
that your father doesn'l do enough
work , to prevent his becoming called
The boy had chafed under these un
pleasant questions, relates the Balti
more News, ami summoning up ir
nc<\ he said loudly: "If yon warn to
know so bad whether my father's
worthless, asl; him; there lie Is, un the
Village Lawyer (from Skednnk)—
You think I must have lots of Idle
time? Hy George, I can beat any man
In forty mile of my towu playing
village Lawyer (from Bplketown)—l
mn't play checkers, but I can lean
back in a chair and balance it on It 3
liluj legs for fifteen minutes by the 1
watch, and there aln'l another man In
my congressional district who cau do
that.—Detroit Free Press.
Nuts fop Bating.
Nuts are much employed In high-class
cookery, bat their value seems not to be
recognlied by the majority of country
housewives, too many of whom let the
squirrels get thorn nil. Very delicious
.! the! nre made of chestnuts. Any
nut makes a cake more delicious. Nuts
chopped aud sprinkled over puddings,
hot or cold, give a new flavor and great
ly Improve thorn, while mixed through
custard they make a surprising Changs
In this simple dish. Btewed apples
sprinkled with chopped nuts and the
core space tilled With jam make a good
desert, which need be of no cost except
for the labor used, and this Is of only
nominal raise.—Philadelphia Inquirer.
j'liyiiog—"Our America* bclratMi
appeal to haw the tame tronbla as our
candidates for offlce." Pollywof—
"What's that?" JoUjrdog—They finj
It very hard to get a square louut."—
ftaveil III* Time.
"Ire Pnine to IM voiir hushand in
the intercut of t>'f Kaigtlttol Labor,
Mri>. ReagMt" Mkl » I'lmi'l, elderly
mnn, hh (he ■ lit ml of t lie IU-ukhii
bOMtthold answered hi" rinji.
"'ill* ain't In holm 1," said Mr*. Ken
pan, with IftPl :ikiinlio, "Imt 1 can
pTOttite you DM tiling miii, mill that
li, you'll jjct i)i\it ii nlfflil <>' labor out
if Tim Reagan, and li'a M mi uyin'l
Sure, nml bed knock oil work in tho
liiyiiine, if it WUn't for irw kci'pin'
it liiin till I'm Mm! ION "lit tlicrr'n no
Mrtßgtli lift in me!*'— Youth's Co:u
Tilll Will ■• |lr:ilne.l.
Venice without its WltM would be
A far loffl plOtnrwqM jiluce than it ac
tually i-. Mty Uw London Cbronlclfc
A i ' such a Htatu of atT.iii ->, we aro led
to hclieve, may evciitimlly e.ome ii'nout.
The ragntar liotmm in the delta of the
l'o has heen Htu<lieil by l'rnf. Maiincl
li. C"oiii|iari«on of tho Austrian map
(if about IS-J3 with the reeonU of »ui
vrVH main in itNahoWl that the moan
annual IncrwM during those jreari lias
lv'en nVout thiee-tentliH of a (icjnare
mile; and from nil known ilata it np
pMn that tho totnl InsraaM dnriof f\x
ceiiturieH has heen aboot IM square
■Bile*. Tlie incease is continuing ami
the (lulf of Venice is doomed in time
to disappear. No immediate alarm
need, however, b* cxi-ited, for I'rof.
Miiriiu'lli ealealatM that between 100
and I^o centuries will elapse before tho
entire Northern Adriatic will have be
come dry land.
I r. > i t of <'f>nv« I'r ml* tn k on I * < ■*
Snaitkin, according to the Medical
Review, Hays that the, MnorH iiro invet
eriite coffee drinkers, Mpecially tlie
merch*ntl| who sit nt their bazars
and drink continually daring the day.
It bat been noticed that altuoit invar
iably when these coffee drlnkert reach
tlit* age ol -40 it 45 tlieir eyesight be*
gini to fail them, ami hv the time they
get to lie SO yeati old they become
blind. One is forcibly Imprataed hy
Hie immliei iif blind men Men about
the itreeti ol Pet, the capital ol M>>
rocco. It is Invariably atttibuted to
the execaaiTe nn of coffeo. —N. Y.
A .>lnih'l Town,
A Colonia Juare/, Chi'lUallUft, Mexi
co, ciirrenptinUnt oi tiie New York
World thus describes lbs model tOWII
in wliieli he lives: ''Ours in a town of
ahout 1,000 inhabitant!. Bleren years
have passed since the lirst tent was
pitched by the lir*t aettler. Now wa
have imndrelsuf dwellingi owned liy
the dwellers—no millionaires, no beg
gars. \\'h am in n charnbei of the
monntalna 5,000 f«et high. Fifteen
units of hills and hollows part us from
the neareet railroad itation. We hare
no taloona, no Ramibing, no mokingi
no profanity, no round dancing at our
social". We have one police officer,
Nearly every man owns a Ron. Our
academy building has 5,000 iquare test
df Hocus BJirl ISO Undents. If you can
beat thia, pirate put in waste basket."
Mrs. Jamei Brown Potter lias nored
n fiic.'it IUCO6M in "The Thri'u Mlllks*
leers" in Lolidou.
tot Milla, Minn, Shop* and Farnu; Blecl Log.
King and Hoisting Kwiinei; Hoc Chisel
Tooth Saui, Albany Urvane, etc.
•2: t.. "M'ir>t Street Portland, <> r .
84-38 Fn wont Btreet, Ban Francisco.
THE FLYING TOP.
Th» irreatnl Invention Dfthe in. We wfll tend
■ample, prepaid, on receipt o( j!«'. We frtvcspe
liul |.rii ■■ *in Igenta. Tl >.U!'l< nf mi 11 ,vi.l
nomeu rail make J:l I" t'' ■ <l»j iielllng mir
noreltle*. I'M IKK' t'OAHT NOVELTX CO.,
in I Int Street, l'ortlaml, or.
TEETH WITHOUT PLATES
i:»nl« Crnniiwl. Itriilci'o Mnili-.
I'niiili'x filling mill I'ttnii'llnn.
ur. 1. 11. Wlllve, porttond, Or.
rWMARTEUs~7 RdiCl 3t L3St
rrUAI p I «-■)< rt'liulil- nnil wiihnut
i iK "" I "'"'I11"1- A«k.lrui!el»i for
L^_^i"lia«E,sai! Hill In im-tHI bos with
„.., , ' Krench Fliikuii top In Kluh,
w him nnil K^'ii. In«i-t on havluß tba Kcriiiino
: 'Reiie! (or Women," nißllirt rui'.K in plain wiled
limi- r v tth tPDtlinoiilHlH uii'l parlloulara. A-Mr*>ss.
FREIUCH URUG CO., 381 and 383 Pearl St., N.y!
Wo maruitea tuiii ercrfeate we and«rtake.
Ikjd 1) put ii ff; write lor particular! Nt one*.
••. 11. nniiiiiKii * 4 <>.. Rsiwri Truaa
j- iiirrt, io» leaonj street, Portlandi or.
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