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The man with rxper t.itioru
In gloomy, diciiiy i,ty
M IV (-till K' Ili't'UlH, hoping
Ailing the toiihon.e wn.
'"Si'ih; tl.iy, muhio tiny." hf murmu:,
"My (iwn will ciiiik' to me;
I'ciiH' day I'll tliiuii the fortune
'1 hut w in t h ncruKM the eca."
The hope he has tuny never
He ienli.ei, lint ntill
It ivesi iii iii HtrciiKtL to labor
I p i m n 1 1 a trying lull.
A STRAIN OF
It was late one afternoon as a man
itcppcd from a small nailing lioat on
o the quay lit Watcrport, (Jlbraltar.
ile f fit uncomfortable ami disrcputa
jle. Farllcr la t lie day, having noth
ing better to do, ho had wet out for n
sail across the bay. They had run In
Dn the sandy beach of a forsaken spot
railed Pucnta Majorga. There the
boatman had taken him on his shoul
tlers and carried him through the surf,
linally dropping him so that he got
nicely wet. On the return Journey the
wind had freshened and it had come on
to rain, Avith fW result that he now
stood a somewhat forlorn looking ob
ject, with clothes spoilt by sea -water
and wet sand.
It had just occurred to him that the
next obvious thing was to change his
attire, when the sound of voices caught
his ear. Looking round ' he caught
sight of a little group some fifty yard.s
away a girl, a middle-aged lady and
a brawny looking man In a "brass
Lound" suit. Something In the girl's
appearance attracted him, and uncon
sciously he moved nearer to the trio.
He got within a dozen paces of them,
and, standing behind a pile of crates,
enjoyed a view at close quarters.
"By Jove!" he murmured, under his
treath. The girl was tall and slim,
magnificently good-looking. He could
not take his eyes from her. There Was
a certain air of vigor and independence
about her that fascinated him.
She raised her arm and pointed
across the bay to where a large white
yacht lay at anchor.
"You mean to say the Scud can't sail
to-day, Captain Flint!" she exclaimed.
Her voice sent a thrill through him.
There was the slightest, most delicious
suspicion of trans-Atlantic accent In
it, and he was enraptured.
In a drawling tone the Captain gave
an account of what had happened. It
appeared that the Scotch engineer, Mc
Alister, had gone off on a birthday
frolic, and, as the result of a jovial
little excursion in the vicinity of Alge-
ciras, had managed to get hauled off
to a local Spanish jail.
, The girl was in despair.
"What shall we do? The cable was
urgent the Scud will have to get to
'Alexandria by the 22d. Can't we pick
up another engineer in Gibraltar?"
( The Captain shook his head.
"But we can't wait until he's re
leased!" she cried with a little stamp
of her foot. "Something will have to
The man standing behind the crates
had been drinking In every word, his
eyes fastened on the girl's face. Sud
denly an idea flashed upon him it was
a mad one, but it gripped him.
Without a moment's further consid
eration he stepped forward and con
fronted the trio.
"Beg pardon," he said, touching his
hat. "I happened to overhear. I gath
ered you want an engineer?"
The girl looked at the figure before
her in astonishment. She saw a tall,
good-looking, clean-shaven man in wet,
sodden clothes, with the collar of his
coat turned up.
"Are you an engineer?" she asked,
"I could take you to Alexandria in
the time," he said.
Captain Flint was interested.
"Say. young feller, got papers to
show?" he drawled. "And what's your
The man looked him back square in
"My name is Dennis." he said. "And
I haven't got papers to show."
He turned to the girl frankly.
"You would have to take me on
chance," he said. "I give yon my word
that I am capable of running the en
gines of your yacht, and getting her to
Alexandria in the time, bar a break
downbut more I cannot say. Will
you risk It?"
The girl glanced at him hesitatingly.
"The Scud must sail " she began.
"Guess we can see in an Hour or so
whether he's up to the job," said Cap
tain Flint, suggestively.
The man looked at the girl with an
inauirmtr smile, She gave linn one
more glance then made up her mind.
"You're engaged," she said, briskly.
Thus it was in a short time he found
himself at work on the yacht. In
another three hours he had the steam
up, and the ladies having come on
board, the Scud raised her anchor and
Slowly made her way out of tin; bay.
As engineer he was a complete suc
cess, rind quickly earned the warm ap
proval t Captain Jake Flint, from
whom he glean-.'d a gon.l deal of in-
The mnn with expectation
f glory ill the 1-kie.t
MiV t ill o hoping, hoping,
When tivn around Imn li'1.
"Some (1 iy, mime day," In' rmiiiniiri,
"Joy nlmil lie mine up there,
Where k itonv never enter
A 1 1 I all the d,tyn ure J.ur."
Uii eye mny never otien
r.eymul the gnue, but Mill
lie H"' with iiiitii to bravely
1 Hce many a tenrsoiai1 nl!
that the yacht was the property of
Mr. Silas Lewison, a rich American,
and that the girl on board was his only
daughter. Her father had left her in
England, and, a few weeks ago, had
made the Journey to Cairo, leaving her
to follow more leisurely In the Scud.
, For the first two days ho fpcut most
of his time in the engine room. Once
or twice, as ho sat watching the move
ments of the big cylinders, he broke
into a soft laugh. It was on the third
day, when he happed to be on deck,
that she spoke to him.
"We are getting on famously, Mr
Dennis. I think a good fate must have
dropped you from the clouds!" she said,
with a smile. .
He looked at her and tried to hide
the look of admiration that had crept
to his eyes. She seemed more glorious
ly beautiful than ever. He made some
vague reply, and 6he went on talking
about the yacht. It was Intoxication
to him. He bad fallen desperately In
love at first sight, and he wondered
what it would all lead to.
The next few days passed delight
fully. He had several conversations
with her Indeed, she seemed almost
to welcome an opportunity of speaking
with him. The more he saw of her, the
more convinced was he that he had
made no mistake. This was no fleet
Ing fancy; he was really in love.
Then came a bitter shock of disap
pointment. They were within a day's
run of Alexandria, and he was about
to go on deck. As he raced up the
companion something white on one of
the stairs caught his attention. He
picked It up and found It was a tele
gram. Glancing at it he saw that it
was the cable that had been sent to her
at Gibraltar by her father. Almost
unconsciously he read the few words
Get Scud to Alexandria by 22d with
out fail Lord Hillmarch has promised
to come with us to England."
He stood staring at it stupidly; then,
as the meaning of the words dawned
upon him, a fierce wave of unreasona
ble resentment swept over him. Old
Lewison had run across Lord Hill
march, and, considering him an eligi
ble son-in-law, had schemed to bring
the two together on the yacht. The
old, stale arrangement American heir
esses and the English aristocracy.
Would they never tire of it?
With a frown on his face, he made
his way slowly on deck, the telegram
still in his hand. A few yards away
Miss Lewison was sitting in her deck
chair, studying a book. She looked
up as the engineer appeared and
smiled. He crossed to her and held out
"I found this on the stairs," he said,
shortly. He caught sight of the book
she was reading, and saw it was "De
brett's reerage." He felt exceedingly
He remained down in the engine
room the rest of the time he felt al
The next day they anchored off Alex
andria and old Lewison with Lord
Hillmarch came on board. The engi
neer kept out of the way until they
went Into the saloon for lunch, then he
seized the opportunity and went on
deck. He leaned over the taffrail and
gave himself up to his thoughts. An
other hour or so and she would have
passed out of his life forever. In his fit
of abstraction he had not noticed a tor
pedo destroyer that was out for prac
tice. She was going at quarter speed
past the yacht.
Suddenly a voice broke on his ears,
"Why. it's Kenyon, by Jove! How
are you, oldnan?"
The engineer awoke from his reverie
with a start. A few yards away the
bronzed face of the lieutenant of the
destroyer was laughing at him.
"Can't keep away from the old game
I see lucky chap to be able to choose
your own fancy boat! Will you come
round and see us to-night?"
The destroyer, was some distance
away by now, and the last words came
in a shout. The engineer nodded and
waved his hand.
Then a slight noise behind him made
him swing round.
lie saw Miss Fay Lewison and Lord
Hillmarch standing at the open door of
the companion. The girl was watchiu
"He called you Kenyon," she said
Lord Hillmarch stepped forward. He
was an almost middle-aged little man
with a kindly face. He held out hi
hand to the engineer.
"mat Happens to be his name, you
know Dennis Kenyon," he said, with
Mis Lew Icon w as Hill inure bcWl
tiered. (HI Know lillil
"Hkhtly," he replied. "You see, bli
tate adjoins mine at home"
'T.ut he has been our engineer!" the
There was n pause. Lord 1 1 111 mart li
hot a little nlert hk at Kenyon and
stroked 7i!s mustache. The girl stood
waiting for nn explanation. Kenyon
gave a nervous laugh.
'There Isn't really much to cxplaiti,"
he said. "You see, before an uncle
died nnd left me a bothering lot of
money and nn estate, I was an engi
neer In the navy you Just heard uio of
my old messmates hail me." lie gave
a JTk of his linger toward the de
stroyer, "lou know the rest. I was
Idling about Gibraltar when I acci
dentally heard your trouble about the
engineer. I did It on impulse I sup
pose " lie hesitated. "I suppose
I must have a strain of romance some.
where in my composition, he added
She did not speak, lie moved his
head slightly and her gaze met his.
Lord Hillmarch looked from one to an
other critically, then a slight smile
crept over his Insignificant little face.
He pulled out his cigarette case.
"Supposing," he observed, dryly, "we
all be delightfully frank with one an
other." The two turned to him with a start.
"I just love frankness!" said Miss
Lord Hillmarch lighted his cigar
ette. "Then, as a beginning," he said cool
ly, "I'll remark that I don't think I'll
come to England In the yacht with you.
I rather fancy, you know, that being
thirty-eight, and somewhere about five
feet two in stature, with a bald head
into the bargain, I will adhere to my
old resolution and admire .nothing but
my own charming self! How's that
"Gigantic!" said Kenyon.
The little lord smiled.
"Then I'll leave you to do your
share," he observed, and strolled away.
The two stared at one another blank
ly; then suddenly they both laughed.
"It's all very ridiculous!" said Miss
Kenyon grew sober again.
"I suppose," he said, slowly, "I must
be leaving the ship now. unless "
He paused and looked at her Intently.
"Unless by a remote chance you also
havc " His voice died away ner
vously. "What?" she said, with her eyes on
"A strain of romance somewhere in
your composition." He finished in al
most a whisper.
She lifted her head and saw him
looking at her pleading. There was a
vague something that appealed to her.
And he was undoubtedly very much in
love with her. Her lips parted in a
I'm not certain," she said, doubt
fully. Then her eyes met his. " hy
not give me a little time to find out?"
she said frankly.
He did-and eventually discovered
that there was Mainly About People.
Drawing Out the Mean Man.
Robert Carrick, one of the richest
bankers of Scotland a few generations
ago, was as mean as he was wealthy.
Being one day visited by a deputation
collecting subscriptions towards a new
hospital, he signed for two guineas,
and one of the gentlemen expressing
disappointment at the smallness of the
amount, he said, "Really, I cannot
The deputation next visited Wilson,
one of the largest manufacturers ia
the city, who; on seeing the list, cried:
"What, Carrick only two guineas?"
When informed of what tire banker
had said, Wilson replied:
"Wait; I will give him a lesson."
Taking his check book, he filled in a
check for 10,000, the full amount of
his deposit at Carrick's bank, and sent
it for Immediate payment.
Five minutes later the banker ap
peared, breathless, and asked, "What
Is the matter, Wilson?"
"Nothing the matter with me," re
plied Wilson-; "but these gentlemen
informed me that you couldn't afford
more than two guineas for the hospi
tal. Halloa! thinks I, If that's the case
there must be something wrong, and
I'll get my money out as soon as pos
sible." Carrick took the subscription list,
erased the two guineas, and substi
tuted fifty,- on which Wilson Immedi
ately tore up the ch?ck Tit-Bits.
Down town some time ago a class
in physical geography was undergoing
examination, and among the ques
tions propounded to the hopefuls was
"What are the five primary occupa
tions of man?"
The proper and authorized answei
is something like this: "Agriculture
fishing and hunting, mining, herding
and lumbering." But one of the smal
boys at whom the question was fired
got off this answer:
"Poiitics, keeping a store, working
for the trolley company, and being s
policeman." It might be even ncrt
curious to knew what he vrouiu regarJ
as the fifth primary occupation. lLIr
i, , (',.', --,-r.vh
The TYoiililrs of Thote Who Try.
They tll ns jiiht to do our beet
And be exempt from woe;
The things we think nre best the. rtht
May nt we that way, though;
The hero mny be prune to blow
About poor hunts lie's fought;
The gentle poet mny not know
His iiui.iterpieee from rot.
Chicago Keeord -Herald.
"Rolling sioues gather no moss."
"Maybe not; but they pick up a lot
Of polish." -New York World.
"How nice of you to look after your
little brother so carefully!"
"Yes'm. He's got er penny." New
"Why, goodness sakes, your
wags his tail up and down!"
"Oh, yes; you see he was raised in a
Moft Desirable Kzemptton.
She-"I wish I were a bird."
He "So you could fly to my arms?"
She "No; so I couldn't have the
toothache." Chicago News.
It Would Seem So.
He "Women are getting more of
their rights every day."
She "Yes; but they have to stand up
for them in the street cars." Chicago
"And how did you feel as that hor
rible automobile was passing over
"All run down." Chicago Record
Herald. He Didn't.
"Do you believe in signs?"
"No. A dentist's sign reading 'Teeth
Extracted Without Tain fell the other
day just as I went under It and
knocked out two teeth of mine!"
Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
Woggles "Wnat is your business?"
Sappe "My pursuit is the realization
of the highest ideals of the human
Woggles "How many laps are you
behind?" San Francisco Bulletin.
Monopoly of Ideas.
"I wonder if she regrets her mar
riage?" "Why should she?"
"Well, you know they're both liter
ary, and now her husband thinks him
self entitled to every bright idea she
has." Detroit Free Tress.
rhotographcr "Excuse me, sir, but
you have been sitting on your hat the
last ten minutes."
Customer (furious) "Well, why in
thunder didn't you tell me before?"
Photographer "I wished you to look
pleasant, sir." New York News.
AT I go Willie.
Sister's Beau "Your sister expects
me to stay to supper to-night, doesn't
Willie (aged six) "Sure; and she said
if you stayed as late as you did last
night she thought she'd ask you to
stay to breakfast." Baltimore World.
As Near ns He Came.
"Oh, Harry, were you never
fair Cupid's dart?"
"Nope; but Jimmy Mulligan swatted
me wid er rock onct." New York Jour
nal. Ills Excellency.
"I den't understand," said the grocery
clerk, "why Mr. Publico writes four
capital XXXXs after his name. What
do they mean?"
"Mean a lot," replied Uncle Jim from
the cracker barrel; "he's ex-Justice ol
the Peace, ex-Mayor, ex-Senator, ami
experienced in politics!" Cincinnati
The " Ien."
A woman who planned her ov
house ami built It In itceoi ilanre with
hor plans had a small bay window
room reserved for a "den." The hard
wood floor was covered with a dark
blue Japanese rug, and the wails were
papered In dark bin", with a Japanese
design In gold running over it. The
room was furnished In the simplest
manner with a cui-h covered with a
Japanese cover and plied with g.iyly
colored Japanese 'pillows. It a No con
tained a small desk with writing ap
pointments. The walls m-re lined
with bookcases, whose shelves were
filled with works of fiction. The bay
windows were shaded by awnings,
making the room delightfully cool. It
was Intended primarily for rest and
recreation, and there t lie tired house
wife would find relaxation for mind
and body after the harder work of the
day was over. Every afternoon direct
ly after dinner she spent nn hour there
resting on the lounge nnd enjoying n
chapter from Thackeray or Dickens.
There are many housewives of the old
school who would consider such a rest
In the early afternoon an unpardonable
waste of time, but it is time gained
rather than lost. An hour so spent
rests one mentally as well as physic
ally. New York Tribune.
Cleaning Silver lMate.
A simple method of cleaning silver
plate Is the old fashioned one where
rouge powder is used. First be care
ful that the silver is perfectly clean.
It should be washed thoroughly in hot
soap suds to remove all trace of grease.
Dry It nnd rub carefully with a paste
of whiting and water. This will re
move all tarnish spots. After the paste
has dried and been rubbed off rub the
silver with the rouge powder wet to
a paste with a little warm water. In a
few minutes, or as soon as it is dry,
polish the silver vigorously with a
clean chamois. It will not be necessary
to polish silver in this way oftener than
once a month, provided the silver is
kept clean with hot soap and water,
thoroughly rinsed and wiped dry each
time it is used. If the use of patent
silver soaps and polishing fluids is once
begun it must be continued, and these
patent processes, which generally con
tain some acid, ultimately dull the
polish of the silver. Do not use any
brush to clean silver, except a plate
brush, purchased of a silversmith. It
is not stiff enough to scratch the metal
and will thoroughly clean out the in
terstices of any chased or graven work.
New York Tribune.
Southern Tea Cakes Separata six
eggs and beat the yolks very light. Add
these to three cups of sugar and one
cup of butter creamed together. Sift
together three pints of flour (sifted be
fore measuring), a teaspoonful of
mixed spices and half a teaspoonful
of soda or teaspoonful of baking pow-
Add to the other ingredients
with the whites of the eggs beaten to a
stiff froth. Do not roll out the dough,
but break off pieces about the size of
a large hickory nut, lay some distance
apart in biscuit pans, and bake in mod
erately hot oven until a delicate brown
around the edges.
Rice Souffle With Pineapple Wash
a cupful of rice in several waters; put
it into two quarts of boiling water;
boil rapidly half an hour, then drain;
put one tablespoonful of butter and
one tablespoonful of flour in a small
pan; when melted add half a cupful
of milk; cook until a smooth paste;
stir the rice into this with four table
spoonfuls of sugar; beat the white of
three eggs to a stiff froth; drop the
yolk of one egg into the souffle; mix
and stir in carefully the whites of the
eggs; turn the mixture into greased
cups; stand them in a pan of hot water
and cook in a quick' oven fifteen min
utes; while hot turn out of the cups;
arrange them on a platter or pit each
sue in a saucer; garnished with sugared
pineapple and serve at ouce.
Compote of Cherries A compote of
cherries that is pretty to look at. if
carefully made, will make an attrac
tive dessert. Cut the stems short from
one pound of nice, ripe pie cherries.
Put them in a saucepan with a half cuy
of sugar, nnd juice of one lemon
Shake and cook slowly for about two
minutes. Lift the cherries with a per
forated skimmer, arrange them in a
ryrumid in a glass dish. Cover one
teaspoonful of gelatine with two tab'.e
spoonsful of water, add this to the
syrup in the saucepan, nnd strain it
into a dinner plate. There should Le
just enough to cover the bctiom uii ly.
When ready to serve, dip the plar- in
warm water fur an Instant, and t-;rn
the sheet cf gelatine over th? cherrie'x.
'ihe effect is very good, if tLj gu'.a.iae
is not broken.