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A TfiioraiT Sis
Felix LtvluKsLono was not lu a good
j!u had a fortnight's leave, which
J iuly require.! him to spend with his
,aHlen aunt In the country, while In-
'iuation strongly un;el him t B P
! town in order to bco irl ho
? ,ve.i Hut on thla occasion duty had
bo eonsldered, for MIs Drury, tho
,,iit In (luchtlon, was a wealthy old
eiy, and ho was practically Jeiicu-
;cnt. ujion her.
All thinga considered, however. Fate
ad not boon so very unkind to Felix.
..m on oirilmn at an early ar,e. 5o
.ad been adopted by his mother's el
Ur sinter, who had done her duty
'unhlv bv him. Now at the ago of twen-
y fivo ho found himself a eubaltern
S.n one of tho lino regiments, with a
I'uandsomn allowance from his aunt,
find every prospect of becoming her
heir. But there is always a "but" m
most people's livcs-althoush Miss
iprury had been more than liberal to
her nephew and forebore to exercise
! any but a very nominal restraint over
bis actions, yet she had given him .o
understand that she meant to exeu
!her authority in one important mat
ter, namely, the question of his mar-
; In dne course of time she intended
rTv,n n imnnmo master of Wood
lands, her beautiful old house, and
since his wife would occupy her place
' na mistress. Miss Drury meant to hm-
' it, if not direct, her nephew's choice
ef a bride.
She did not approve of the modern
woman, the up-to-date girl, with ner
cigarette and her slang, her talk or
golf and bridge, her contempt for
needlework, and all things pertaining
to domesticity. Felix could see in ma
mind's eye the wife his aunt destined
for him a meek and modest young
mo nirm-refined speech and ap-
Uwafarice, and always with a piece of
fancy work between ner nusw
he shuddered at the picture. Then he
thought, with a sudden tightening of
his heart, of Kitty Bellalrs, as he had
seen her last summer at the house
cf a brother officer beautiful, mis
chievous, high-spirited, a keen tennis
1,-iiHont horsewoman, fun
of life and laughter. She had charmed
the young man's heart out of him, and
though Felix tried Jeaperatedly hard
to banish her from his memory, ab
sence, in this case, had certainly
made the heart grow fonder,
"t daren't tell Aunt Minnie about
Kitty " thought the young man discon
solately. "Of course if she knew lier
as I do she couldn't help but love her
although she isn't quite her
style, but I don't see how ever they
are to meet, since my little darling
knows no one in this neighborhood,
and Aunt Min never will come up to
In the depths of his heart Felix was
genuinely fond of the old lady, who
hno no sonorously mothered him all
his life, and he was therefore rather
disconcerted to find when he reached
.Woodlands that Miss Drury was very
much perturbed and upset about
something. Generally his aunt was a
-very dainty looking little old lady, ex
quisitely dressed, and tho perfection
of a hostess. But on this particular
afternoon she greeted her nephew in
an abseutminded fashion, her cap
slightly awry, her cheeks flushed, and
ker beautiful old hands trembling.
"Why, Aunt Minnie," said the
young man anxiously, "whatever is
the ' matter?"
"Oh, my dear Felix," replied the
old lady, looking into his handsome
face with troubled blue eyes, "I have
had such a dreadful upset. Two of the
housemaids are down with influenza,
X flnd now Parkins, who is quite invaiii
able. Ms declared she can hold up no
i i - Virl cat! nncIV
Itrager, ana uas lu "'- 'j
cave a whistle of dismay. Par-
kinA V'as cook-liousekoepcr at Wood
lanrtW -Ud- the pivot upon which ths
rest ota.'te household turned. She was
an exceptionally good cook, and he
knew thathis aunt prided herself that
her dinners were unsurpassed in the
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V. "I wouiu not nave mmueu uau we
been alonCi" continued Miss Drury,
"but the house is full of people, and
I have a large dinner party tomor
"What a catastrophe," exclaimed her
nephew, sympathetically, who knew
how vexed was Miss Drury's orderly
mind when any household affairs
went wrong. "Can't you got a woman
from the village to help?"
know what these village women are
like, my dear Felix; dirty incompe
tent creatures, and as incapable of
lending up a dinner as you are. No,
I must just leave Susan, the kitchen
maid, to .lo her best; but I know I
shall be dU-graceJ tomorrow, and I
do not mind so much, if my guests
don't have tho best of everything.
And to make matters worse, that
creedy old Sir Gregory is coming, and
he always says he never dines so well
anywhere as hero. You don't know of
a cook that you can recommend by
any chance, do you, Felix?" she asked,
This wistful appeal touched tho
young man's heart. As a rule, a sub
altern home on leave is not the per
son one would naturally apply to for a
cook, but Miss Drury was at her wiU'
end. Felix knitted his brows and
thought hard for a minute, at the end
of which time a brilliant Inspiration
came to him.
"Look here, Aunt Minnie," ho ex
claimed suddenly, "don't you worry
any more. I'll go straight up to town
first thing tomorrow, and I'll find you
a cook somehow, and bring her back
with me in the afternoon.
Miss Drury looked at her nephew
wirh tears in her eyes. "Felix," sha
said solemnly, "if you get me out of
this difficulty you may ask me for any
thing in the world."
Felix was as good as his word. Ho
departed for town directly after break
fast next morning, smiling good-hu-moredly
at the chaff of his fellow
guests, and reappeared triumphant in
the afteroon proudly escorting the
"I've brought her, Aunt Min," he
announced, rushing excitedly into Miss
Drury's boudoir. "She was at the
Rawson's last summer, and an uncom
monly good cook she i3. Blair is her
name, it's a great piece of luck that
she was disengaged, you know."
Miss Drury went hurriedly down
stairs to inspect the new arrival and
to explain to her the arrangements
for the evening's dinner. '
"I was a little taken aback at first,"
she said latter on to her nephew.
"Blair looks so young and so pretty,
and so er refined, but she- seems
very capable and fully qualified to
send up an excellent dinner."
"Yes," replied Felix, eagerly, "she
has had a course of cooking lessona
at South Kensington. I believe she i3
no end of a swell at it."
"Really, my dear boy," said Miss
Drury, looking afffSionately at her
nephew. "I am most touched by the
interest you have shown in this domes
tic difficulty and the treble you have
taken. If only Blair docs not falsify
our expectations I shall owe you a
debt of gratitude."
The dinner proved an immense suc
cess, and even Miss Drury had to con
fess that Parkins could not have done
better. As for Sir Gregory, he
chuckled with delight and went stead
ily through the menu from beginning
"Really, my dear Miss Drury," he
said when at length he was obliged to
desist, "that cook of yours has sur
passed herself. I don't know when I
have eaten a better dinner; that souf
fle was simply a work of art."
Only one contretemps marred the
harmony of the evening, and fortun
ately Miss Drury did not witness this
little incident, as it occurred when tho
ladies had retired to the drawing
Felix was doing the honors of his
aunt's table when the' sound of a scuf
fle arrested his attention, and with a
hasty excuse to his guest3 he left the
room and rushed into the passage,
where he found an ardent young foot
man trying vainly to embrace a very
angry but bewitcbingly pretty young
woman in a white cap and apron
'You impudent wretch! ' she was
saying, "now uaro yen try ana kiss
me? Mr. Livingstone, help!"
Felix turned on the man in a per
feet fury and dragged him away
"John," he said, looking as if he
could have killed him with pleasure,
"leave that lady alone ?.t once and
clear out. Here are your wages. Go!"
The man eazed at him. dumb with
"I beg your pardon, Mr. Felix," he
stammered at length, "I meant no
'arm. I often used to kiss Mrs. Par
kins. I didn't know as 'ow Miss Blair
The cook's angry face relaxed, and
she burst into a peal of laughter; ia
nipper looking rather Cu: lied, or be
fore Felix rejoined the n.cn in Ike Jin
Ingrooni. Parkins's Hires lasted a week, nnd
throughout that time Blair (onUnuel
to diaini tho palates or the inmates of
Woodlands. All the same, Miss Dru.-y
was rather relieve 1 when the last day
of the tempoiary cook's May came.
for try as hbo would to disbelieve tho
evidence of her senses, there was :io
disguising the fact that Ftllx was al
ways hanging about the kitchen on
some pretext or another. That her
nephew could so far forget what was
due both to himself and to her, as to
even carry on a mild flirtation with a
rcrvant. Miss Drury would not allow
for a moment. Her horror can there
fore bo better imagined than describ
ed when, on descending to tho kitchen
tho last afternoon for the purpose of
paying Blair her wager, she taw on
opening the door, a pretty, white-
capped head reposing on her nephew s
shoulder, while his arm was tenderly
clasping an aproned waist.
"Kitty, darling," she heard him ray
tenderly, "I couldn't let you go away
without telling you I loved yon. I
know I ought not 10 have done so, for
goodness only knows when I shall bo
able to marry you."
"Do you think Miss Drury will be
very angry?" asked the girl.
Miss Drury coughed, and at tho omi
nous sound the guilty couple started
apart and looked with dismay at tho
The old lady's face had turned very
white, and Felix, cut to the quick by
her piteous expression, crossed the
room hastily and took her hand.
"Don't look so shocked, Aunt Min
nie," he said; "this is not a cook real
ly; it is the lady I love Miss Kitty
Bellairs, I met her at the Rawson's
last summer and fell in love with her
and I knew she could cook beautifully,
so when you were in such a fix 1
asked her to come and help. We we
uiought, perhaps, you might take a
fancy to her and ask her to stop."
"Are you Archie Bellairs's daugh
ter?" asked Miss Drury, in astonish
ment. "Yes," said the girl gently, "he is
dead, you know, and I am an orphan
and very poor but I love Felix."
The old lady's eyes grew very wist
ful and tender as she remembered
the far-off days of her youth when pov
erty had stood between her and tho
one whom she loved Archie Bellairs.
She took the girls hand and smil
ingly put it into that of her nephew.
"So do I, my dear," she said, "and I
am sure you will make him an excel
lent wife. I shall be exceedingly glad
to offer the temporary substitute a
permanent place in my household."
New York News.
.Inhiiny' I x.lii..iiin.
Numh win ri(ilni,' imturn ttrl of M
r-hi'-keiiK, (hii'kH Hint hhi
"Jolmiiv. tll mi', wtiut n u huikIit?"
UKkt'd him with ii mnllo of jhwvj.
Lltti Johnny looked up quickly, nil Ms
flUifV llirillllir leef-e,
A b miwi'reil, r-adlln- vroudly, "It' tho
roos.or of tho f.;oo-e."
C'onrrrnliii: Von Vonrarlf.
Each car has four bones.
The human skull contains .10 bones.
The sense of touch Is dullest on tho
The body has about 500 muscles,
livery hair has two oil glands at
The lower limbs contain 30 bones
The globe of tho eyo is moved by
The cerebral matter is about seven
The normal weight of the liver is
between three and four pounds.
The human . skeleton, exclusive of
teeth, consists of 20S bones.
Hair is very strong. A single hair
will boar a weight of 1150 grains.
The enamel of the teeth contains
over 9.") percent calcareous matter.
Tho wrist contains eight bones, th3
ralm five, the fingers have fourteen.
The roots of the hair penetrate the
skin about 1-12 of an inch.
The weight of the average sized
man is 140 pounds; of a woman, 123
A new industry in the Republic of
Guatemala, in Cei'tral America, is the
cultivation of the rubber tree, says the
Electrical Review. The export of the
product from that country is a growth
entirely of the last few years, but it
seems likely that in future a large sup
ply of rubber from the coast districts
of this republic will be forthcoming.
Good rubber is as yet only cbtainabb
ina few parts of the world, and the in
in a few parts of the world, and the in
creasing demand for it in all branch
es of the manufacturing industries, and
especially the electrical business,
makes it imperative that new fields
should be opened up for the cultiva
tion of the plant. The method usually
followed by a planter js this: Ho
plants a grove of, say, 100,000 plants,
which at the end of five years yields a
certain amount say, one-third of
what fully matured tree3 shouul yield.
At the end of the fifth year he thins
the plants down to about half that
number, or 50,000. On these 50,000
trees, a handsome sum is realized,
which entirely repays the original out
lay, the running expenses being paid
by the cultivation of some such fruit
as I he banana, thus leaving the plant
er at the end of five years with all hi3
outlay paid and a grove in his posses
sion yielding an increasing product
A Limited Piibrre.
"Have you done anytning to males
the human race richer and happier?"
asked the big-hearted philanthropist.
"Well," answered the man with ici
cles in his arteries, "I haven't had
time to experiment on any member
of the human race except myself. And
in that connection I can truthfully
say I have done my best" Washing,
I.onj Life to Him.
A would-be poet recently remarked
at his club: "I have written a great
number of poems, but I do not pro-
posa to have them published until af
ter my death." "Hurrah!" shouted a
chorus of friends, raking their glasses,
"here's long life to you, oil man I"
Fluhc Wbleb lluild Nest.
When ships steer southward
through the North Atlantic ocean un
til they strike the gulf stream,
that wonderful River of the Sea,
thov find themselves all at once
amid glorious yellow vegetation
although they may be several
hundred miles from the American
coast. On calm days it extends as far
as the eye can see, not in close, un
broken fields, but often in masses so
great that they will cover several
acres. For days and days one can
steam without once getting out of
sight of it. It swings up and down
with the mighty swells of the Gulf
stream, and it looks most beautiful
lying there so peacefully and radiant
ly, with the intense blue water all
After a few hours one feels as if
he were passing through vast pasture
all golden with our national Ameri
can golden rod.
This weed Is often fished up from
overside by passengers and crew, for
it makes a delightful ornament for the
cabin until it begins to dry, when it
falls apart and finally crumbles away.
Sometimes, if one gets a particularly
large and thick cluster of it, strange
living things are found. They are crea
tures that rarely if ever are to be
caught anywhere else except in the
weed, for they dwell there and in the
Gargasso sea only. Among them ure
very tiny but wonderfully gorgeous
trabs. One of the&e crabs has a shell
that is as shining and rich as tne
skies at sunset. Another still more
curious creature that dwells in the
weed is the mouse fish, also known as
the marbled angler.
This little fish is so strangely
shaped that, when he lies among the
weed it requires sharp and trained
eyes to see him, even when one has
the clump that contains him in the
hand. His colors and his markings are
exactly like the tiny berries and
sprays of the weed. His fins are
strangely fringed and ragged, so that
they look just like the wiry stems of
This beautiful and wonderful fish
builds himself a nest among the weed
as it floats on the surface, and there
after he dwells in it and rears his fam
ily in it, just as a bird would on land.
But unlike a bird, he must follow his
nest, for it is not fixed in its position
as a' nest on a tree or bush, but drifts
on and on with the weed. Sometimes
great tropical storms toss the Sargas
so weeds many miles away from tho
Gulf Stream, and then the fish will
swim along with his wandering home.
If it happens to be caught in a cur
rent that sets landward, tho nest build
er occasionally comes so near our
shores that now and then one is
caught. Sometimes, too, tho weed trav
els north with the Gulf Stream itself
and then a marbled angler may ar
rive finally off Cape Cod. But the fish
cannot boar the cold water there, so
he is only rarely found alive north of
Cape Hatteras. j
The nest is a dainty littlo thing,
made of the glowing golden weeds
and embellished with tho tiny shells
and other shining things that drift
with It. It, looks often like a bit of
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"l.n I'oii. v,!: -i I .!,.'.!''
be kin;1; in ) iy e. I w i'.t t
to !ne ai: 1 re p ' ! you t ! 1 "
I, m nil.' K 1 1 !.:.!' cvt u t! - 1 1
llild lirl.t It i 1 Well th.it V '! :!' ' I
be proud, but J:: rot be OV I be:l ! ;
and tyianishnl. 0,-ie who rub ; by 1
ninny h'M lnd m!e long."
As tho princu bud r.o bf"tl is l
play wiih be ulten tnlled in boys of
bis own age to Indulge In k-Hium In
the palace grounds, i'uine of thes'i
were sons of rhh men, and some of
pour, but he treated all alike. The p.
ple heard of this nnd were ; ' :'id
they laid to each other:
"Ah! When he la kin.,'. Pen Pun -U
be like his father, and we hhall all te
joho to do hlni honor and fight bis
On the day that the Prinro was 11
years old there was a greit celebra
tion in honor of the event, but It bad
a had ending. One of the cannons
being fired as tho procession marched
along the street burst and the (lying
pioies hit the king and queen and
Pun-Pon escaped injury, but be was
left an orphan end In trouble, homo
one else- must reign until ho had bo
nne a man, and tho people selected
a nobleman named Jiussini, wno was
a cousin to the prince, llu.ssim was
a cold, stern man, and not well liked
by the people, but no one thought
him tho villain that ho was. Ho
carcely had been chosen for the high
place when he began to plot against
Pon-Pon's life. If he could got tho
boy out of tho way then he would bo
Hu.sim pretended to love tho
piinco, and be nis greatest menu,
thus the lad and most ot tho people
were deceived. After much plotting
the bad-hearted man asked the princo
to go hunting with him in the forest.
They did not go alone and on foot,
but there was a large party and they
went on horseback. Thero were
many savage wolves in tho forest, and
this was what Hussim planned:
When the huut had been going on
for some time he managed to sepa
rate the prince from all the others
and ride far into the forest with him.
When they were well away from all
the rest, ho asked Pon-Pon to get
down from his horse and look at a
wonderful spring among the rocks.
There was no spring there. Tho
prince was hardly out of the saddlo
when he was seized and bound to a
tree. Hussim said to him:
"I shall now get rid of you and be
king myself. I have been planning
this for a long time."
"But you will not leave mo here to
the wolves!" cried Pon-Pon, a3 he
struggled to get free.
"Aye, but that I will. They will
come and devour you and no ono will
know what has become of you. It
will be no use for you to shout, as no
one can hear you."
It was a cruel, wicked thing to do,
but Hussim who wanted to be king,
and was naturally of a cruel disposi
tion, rode away and left Pon-Pon fast
bound. He had not got half a mile
away when two or three wolves came
sneaking about. When the boy cried
out hi his fright and distress the
beasts snarled and growled in reply.
Pretty soon there were six wolves, and
as they came nearer, they gnashed
their teeth and their eyes became like
coals of fire. The would have at
tacked the boy in a minute, and it
would have been ai! over with him,
had not the tramp ot Horses maue
their pause. Of a sudden six horses
and riders came dashing up and Pon
Pon was amazed to see a little girl
among them. ;
"We have found him! Here he is!
Hero is the lost Prince!" shouted the
men as the wolves slunk sway.
It was the little girl herself who un
tied the knots in tho rope and set the
boy free. As he looked at bar in won
der she laughed at him and saM:
"You never saw me before, and 3 I
will tell you my name. I am Fan-Fan,
the Fairy. I have been watching
over you for a long time past, al
though you did not know it. I was
sure your cousin Hussim meant you
ill, and today, when the hunt came off,
I followed vou. When I saw him tio
; h rv
you to the tree I harried away and
brcr.ghi 1 1; jvople that they might
know what "a bad innn. be is. Now you
are free and he imut be punished."
I should like to tell you that Fan
Fan dwelt in the palace and one day
became Pon-Pon's wife and queen,
but that would not bo the truth.
had work to do elsewhere and son
vanished. As for Hussim, the
raged people took him into the
est, and tied him to a tree as ho
tied the prince, and as he was u
peon again, it is believed that
wolves ate him up. If they cud
deserved his faic. San Fjancisc
Fan I an, The Fairy.
Pon-ron was a boy 11 years old, and
he wr - a prince. His father and moth
er, v ) were king and queen, were
very nd to him, and he was brought
up k3,ye a kind heart toward tho
Foundation or tbe Campxnl!'
The Venice Campanile, w' ;.
lapsed recently, was built cf brie
its foundations were stone, n ;::
timber piles buried 20 fctt
Justice Grantham, cf
Bench, tries more my"
any of his c-.ilw-' "