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rnblUhml Krery Friday Morntnr.
TIM-MAX I'ltlLK. IToprlftori.
VERSAILLES. t MISSOURI.
Tlifiii In ii 1 1 1 1 1 Brnvc li.-.ilili. the hill
Win ri loqiciiM shake iiikI llnill,
Willi Hllvur stems bencuth ihi'ir glimmer
XKIllll't till- pltll-H it. 111. M'lcell,
ml nil iluy long tht- r:ttti uiicc,ilng
Hippies of buhl among their ttetniilous
Ami all ilay long the iiioxk .-igalnul their
Tufted, .mill stalled, ami sweet,
Phi lies In llli'latlng Hptfiiilnr with the
HI' diamond llli H VVi'l 1 1 llllMl.
Tlitoiigh ,laiiil utchis m the forest
fi.lCTIll lllltloddl-11 IllllfX.
Tli'- volcchss througx In HiIh (lull's temple
How to tln rain's mtt liyiim.
Malls mi wliu.xi- plli- inn- ai! urn- hammer
w I ilUIll
Til' M,i!l-i--liiilMi-tM thought,
I'm lilhi-li il linn ami granite allar stair
AS alt mi tin' worlilli Fi iiijijit,
Ami ovi-ilii-ail iiKaliiHt a blooding sky
Tin- priestly pine toes high
Willi lllliil hands Imokc mi vale end
InP'iltinli k ur rift
.Mabel Katie. In lln Atlantic
ItY S. HllliTT ROMAS. f
I AM CONTI-'NTI'I) witli my lot. And
1 I venture lln- assert Inn thai very
low men ol my aciitiuliitunci' can, with
truthfulness, ni;il;! ii similar stnle
To Ijr: sal lulled with what one lias,
whether ii broad-and-rliee.se !xlsl';iif(!
or oiii! in which trullles abound. Is tint
essence of ihllo-oihy. the height of
wisdom, ami t Ik- only basis of content
ment. Well. I flat t-r myself I lmv; reached
lh:il. sublime pinnacle of perfect sutls
lacllon, with comlltlons, as fate utnl my
own determined efforts liuvo made
I hern, unit no outside element can
henceforth dlstni h them or me.
The time, was when the ardor and
impetuosities of youth led me Into
.snares and plllslls in plenty, when am
liltlons li"(i;oneil and I lnlloweil, and
when, like Marc , iilony. I bcceil the
world could well lie lost for Hie slow
.sitillo of cerlaln lips and I lie glance of
eyes as deeply lilue, as lalhomle.ss and
mysterious as mine land-locked moun
lint now, I know ll, and know II
thoroughly. There arn no surprises
ahead ol u:. where men and women
are (oincrned. I can a fiord to smile
over the iiinllties and nlisurdltlcs of
the time when I had enthusiasms and
a liellel in wortli. goodness, dlslnter
eslcdness and other mythical virtues,
and I Ions hIih e ceased envying Arthur
his llreslde diviniiy, the woman with
Idne ees, my once Cleop.itra, iho same
who threw nie over for a heller parll,
sin; though', which w,-i-i a miscalcula
tion on her pari, because, to-day I am
a vi.-rv i ti 1 1 i weallhler mini than Ar
thur, thain.r. to .some i upper mines In
Ooloiado, Whet e wjis t he harm '.' The,
aim in lite lor all Is riches
'I'o reach to coulenl meiil all a man
lias to do is lo attend strictly to Ills
business, do a lllllu speculating by way
of diversion, and push his interests
turlher alb Id
And if rurally inclined, as I am, with
an Inhciltcd tusie for landed estate,
pollen from lorbears who were lords
ol much domain. In- will 11ml Dial Hie.
can he made wry sallhltit lory by buy
ing it place IIK' this one, and that a
limn can do without those IcwrlFh and
exact hi;; allL-clior.s called family ties,
wlili h, thank Cod, I proJoc lo iim
tlniti! to ignore.
I was idly Jotting down I In- above
random thoughts last evening witli u
delighted appreciation of my freedom
from cumbersome burdens, when a dis
patch was handed me by Thomas,
Did I Kay a man can order bis own
I'alD and maintain it, within what
boundaries, and on what lines his Incli
Well, wus mistaken. II scents there
Is a ratably (the pious call It. a Wise
Providence) which takes pleasure In
stepping In and ordering dlffotently,
tnd with diabolical malice lo thritsl up
on you Iho moral obligations of an old
tlmc friendship, compashlou for Iho
helpless and other ptoiuptlugs of a like
nature, until you are a helpless puppet
and tniisl needs dunce when the linings
Of coin;.' I wai sorry to hear ol Ar
I never had any Icellng lint one of
contempt lor his charadeS-, he wan al
ways double-faced, and a plausible,
young sneak. Iiitl wo wore hoys togeth
er, mid lite wry fact of my always
hearing Iho brunt and shielding him
when .t reckoning cimi! lo us for our
various and frequent escapades, Hindu
nte fand of the, handsome Mtt lo fellow,
although tiod knows he was Hellish
j nd heartless enough.
I have otteii wondered hy what tor
tuotis methods lie got between Allnu
It was during those years when 1 wan
out la the, fiii- we.U Keekln;; the lor
ttllte I found eventually In the copper
mines, the hot an.ur-r and palu of hh
tretiuhory anil her lo w was over, Ioiik
years allerwards I leall.ed I had been
Was It a trait Inl'l for niu? Perhaps
Allnu was also fooled, I have Kiime
thues thoimhl It.
Well, I loi'Kaw her, and when I he
news of her death came lo me, the
ashes of memory were but lightly
Now this telegram, followed hy a let
ter from old I'enrov. Arthur's luwver.
Ws far more dlsqtilctltiK.
1 find myself the appointed guardian
of n ouiik kIi'I of whom I know abso
lutely nothliiK. whose sudden orphan
age thrusts her upon me and makes
her entirely dependent on my decis
ions mid judgment.
If this overwhelming mid stupendous
ehai'Ko wiih Arthur's Kin, I would wel
come him but with distrust, recollecl
IttK his father's many railings, but I
would eheel fully do the best I eould
I would have brought him here for
his vaiitllous mid shipped hm off to
college, mid looked alter him as well,
or tis badly, as fathers usually look
alter their olTupiiiiK. . I would have
Mood by him, ami pulled him ouL of
the inevitable dllllcull ies he would
have fcolteu Into, as Is the way with
Hill Ihe wind Providence. In lis fnn
tastle decrees, lias seen III to allllcl. in-j
'.Villi n Kill.
llei' name In Alma, and she is crow
ing up to womanhood, so I'eiuoy says
In his epistle.
Of course, she must come to Hran
leigh Hall. I have instructed my
housekeeper, Mrs. Ilrown, lo prepare
lor her, and it is evident the adviii of
Ibis (lisltirhlnK element In our ordcrlj
household Is no more to le-r llkltii; Hum
Well. II ran't lie helped. Kale Iris
willed II. The child will he here this
afternoon nnd until I have arranged to
fend her to some collei-c there aijaln,
dlltlcttlty No. I looms up What do I
know which college H lining lor a
girl's education? Wha' Inlluenccs
Rhonld surround an unformed feminine
mind on Hie v rge of womanhood','
Perhaps she will bring herself up,
with a complete scorn of my authority.
If she Is at all discerning and realizes
on what uncertain theories and ideas
It rests, she ,i!l certainly disregard It.
Ah. my hoisted (Uletude! My life of
calm, and undisturbed contentment
what will be-ome of ou, with this un
welcome clement thrust upon us?
Alma came last ewt.lni:
Penroy was wroni; Kb" '" niicoiy
reached Ihe threshold of a ver.v.nin.';
nlflcenl womanhood. Al.ua has her
motlu r'.i beauty idealized, and. If I
nilsl.-il-e not, an energy neither of her
p'treilts ever possessed.
lias hhe Art bur's clever, subtle
brain Ills unscrupulous egotism.
I hellew ab'olulelj in Inherited
trails Our anpi ilnlr.m " is too short
for me to decide
I have retreated lo the library, with
orders not to be disturbed on any nc
coiiul. in order to rcadjml conditions
and work out this terrible problem,
made leu limes worse by Alma's
What am I to do with her? In Jus
tice lo her youth. I cannot shut her up
and keep her a prisoner In llr.iulcigh
Hall Mill the college Idea Is out of
the (icetdlon Von ian'1 send a re
markably handsome girl of IS to col
li'L'" to get rid ol her.
"Come In! Who Is thai.' You, Mrs.
Ilrown? Anything- the mailer with
Miss Alma? I'm afraid she will Ond It
pieity dull out here in the country.
Have j on iittv snugesllou to make,
Mr.i 111 on ii?"
There urn alwa.w iMirprlscs lo a man,
In Hie feminine wa) of looking at
Now, my grealesl dread had been
that Mr:-'. Iir.iwu, Ihe mint lalthliil
soul In the world and mod admirable
botp-'ekeepei , would resent Alma's
comln-' lo break up the methodical
routine of our tinewiiifiil live.i. I was
afraid she would not be its' cordial as
I would have desired.
Alma hail not been 1M huuri at
llranlelgh when the owned Mrs. Ilrown
body and Mini, so to speak.
Mrs. Ilrown came lo my study lo
suggest horse riding and rowing on
the lake for Alma, anil driving, nro
ittrt and a tenuis court, and music les
poiih from Ihe organist of the town, a
Herman arllt, hi that Alma would
not biood and lie unhappy and waul
lo go to live elsewhere.
"Do you mean lo say, Mrs. Ilrown,
you would grieve If Miss Alma left
us?" I asked In astonishment.
"I do, sir," she utiHWered with em
phasis (her broad, pleasant face twitch
ing slightly). "I do, sir. She is like
sunshine in Uie hotiM;, and her voice
Is like Iho twittering of birds, llran
lelgh Hall will be the brighter for hav
ing a young thing like thai running
up and down the stairs mid lining il'e
rooms with talk am! laughter. But
wh must not lei her mope, If you'll
.(:ti!,n nt saying mi, Mr. Pr.i'hap n
lll'u. (ompuiiy would cheer her a bit."
So It bud come to tuls, Uimilemh
Hall must b thrown open to callers,
i,. i,n ineni.-'ii nt niiliotir of the day
by our neighbors, id Alma's youth
and legitimate pkires arn lo banish
the qule!. drowsy W Xerieci eon
tentnieni I had would be mine
for the re.jl of nif Ai'
Mm. Ilrown ami Alma will expert
mo In ntilntlnlii tievl. BS SOOn OS III"
child's mourning l permit- 1 SPfl
looming before no mo norm oi
house parly for u-xt (Ihrlslmas.
I am In a ilraj-nel. and cm only he
released by one neat.
Considering Alma-' astonishing
beauty and the reper' wi-laln to gel
around thai I have tcl"l"'l y oiislu
Srlhitr's child, I don't ,upioe I will
have lo wall. oorlo!'- '11- l!ll,t Iir,
Alma Ins hi. it hero three months.
Mrs. Ilrown wm right She lias
chased the somber shadows out of
the.se. big, (ulet rwtR 1,10 K"nl"1
of her light roomlcps. ol her sweet
voice railing me to go riding or boat
ing with h(r, tin exhilaration or her
bright, lovely pivsenee, lUiS bnittght
another life into lirantelr.il Hall
Alma saw very lllll" of her father
she tells in" lie waii'l'Ted around Iho
coulineiil and at watering pl.'.ces (and
Monte Carloi, while fcb'i win m school
In a convent in Prs.
Her mot In r ilbi'l ten yean ago 1
had not lliouelil U w) Ions- How time
I me glad Alma not with him.
Wliat a fasclnalltiK, honest child sh
!!. His would haye mi1'" penilclous
liiHiience. Nor can, Alma grieve Tor otm
she liarilly knew.
"Are you happy, child?" ' "lf,l her
a few evenings am, when we came
back from a litlsl. canter and I was
llltliiL' her down from her snddle.
"Happy? I nevrr was so happy In
all my life, Tonsil Hugh." she said,
resting her little $l-r.ed hands on my
1 was passing by i In v-'lng part of
the house the otliet day and heard
Alma's Joyous, mellow laugh. I stopped
and looked in Mrs. llrown's room.
Alma sal on iho Hoar, her slecvei
rolled up, Ktfuiinlni; straw berrli's lor
Mrs. Ilrown, who was ruiicocilrg
Mimclhing at. a table, and the them
of conversation 1 gathered was our
Alma's aruia and him Is are e-.(pilslle,
I.Ike Paii-in mtirble. A ray of sunlight
was lulling over her splendid hron'i
hair, and I nolhed her eyes wr
not purple blue. ,i her not Iter's, but
a daik gray, honest, iianl and line.
No, idie hail not Inherited tiny of
Arthur's iraltti. t
Of course i lie neighbors haf Hocked
lo llrmilelgh llalKits soon ui I issued
a few inlornml InvUfoioiiH.
Alma Is clearly the Hcn.yitloii of the
day and hour in our exclusive i.oejety.
Hut I wont have Catherine Welhtley
and her fast set spoil m little girl and
hi ush the bloom of le-r exquisite Ire.lh
ness away, hj' their r-ckh-ss cynical so
Hue Carringlon laughed al me lasl
night. "My dear Hugh," she. said, "jou
are too abitird with that child. You an
a hen with a duckling, positively. No
body's going lo steal your Jewel, a!
least not lo-nl-;ht. A little later. Hut
you me worrying needlessly Alma
Is very dewr, I assure, you, and hei
convent education does not prevent
her Irote toimlng her opinion ahou:
men and women and u very urcuraU
one It Is. Nobody can upoll her."
I was glad umh was Mrs, ('urrlng
ton'H opinion. Sin- lives and hreathci
for her world locial mid Paquiu Is Ihu
Idol she worships. Hut underneath her
laces anil ft hollies she has a warm
heart, nnd consldeittble hiatus In bur
( lever little wot Idly head.
Having a:;i,ume. tin qinnslhlllM
ol Alnia'H life, I must, ol course, earn
It through. The rhlld tniisl have hei
Paris gowns, mid flirtatious with brain
I have not legally adopted Alma .n
my rhlld. Iltti I hne ritmade my will,
llranlelgh Hull (oubl never have a
moid exquisite mlsiteiis thun Alma,
and she will know how lo ailmlnlsler
IIichi' broad acres and pioperlv cam
for Hie splendid old place. Penroy will
see to the mines and other im open ic.t
lor her, should my g-,iardlam:lilp lei
muowil. Penroy Ii entirely trust
I have no special reason for dhilllt.
i UK the man, John I'ellou Is considered
u line young lellow and a rising liiml.
nary In his profession. Hut his too
great deference to my opinion Jats on
me. Ills attentions to Alma are entire
ly loo conspicuous lo lie ellhi-r In
good tcme, or Ignored, lias I aught
the child's fancy? (hid forbid!
The night Is quiet, ,-ini I have paced
for long hours Ibis descried room.
wh':ro Alma's presence lingers, i,t.rlv
lag lo look Into the rouWous future.
My licarl Is heavy v.Hli foreboding,
and wiling with sorro'-vful unxlet!9.i.
AImu came Into my l!fp,in-l has giorl
lied It. Am I to lose l'r and nettle
buck lulu the gloom niilldryrol of a
IIM.-IOSS IllllJ IllnileUS (,'XlSl'IH 'T? I will
take Alma abroad.-Sew Orbtaut
THE WOLF AND
I '1 ii it Hie Wolf 'iiiiiiitiliiu.
A Wolf devoured liis prey so ravenously lliat a liom- stticl; in ltis
throat, Kivint; liitn teat iain. lie tan howling up and down, and of
fered to reward handsomely anyone who would pull it out. A Crane,
moved hy pity as well as hy the prospect of the money, undertook the
dangerous task. I laving removed the hone, he n.sked for (he prom
ised reward, "Reward!" cried the Wolf. 'Tray. ou greedy fellow,
what reward can you possihly reitiire? You have had your head in
i.iy mouth, and, instead of hitiiiK it off, 1 have let you pull il out un
harmed, del away with you, and don't come a;;iiu within reach of
Xt'iltAI. Tlier.' I i mil of K-npl in the world for whom a nun ui.iy lie In th
uiuim lor dohiK M-ivltix.
HOW A o HAS-BEEN" LIVES.
lll-oiiolillcill 1t4lliiil if linn Im IIhn
l-'atllfll llllii Mil llillleeilllliilln
Seventy ceiitB pays for a week's lodg
ing. To cat more than twice a day is
not deemed neeen'.iiry, writes Owen KH
dare. In Sm cess. Or Path row ami the
liowery are sneral cellar restaurants
where live cents procutcs a "square
meal." The meals me not totally bud,
and the bill of laic is quite pretentious.
Pork and beans, pea houp, stew, hash
and hurd-holleil eggs comprise the
menu, and witli iach item four slices of
.. I il of . offee me ii-n ui.
1 las-liei'lis who are out of work or
who belong to the positively idle class
n sort lo ihe penny hotiptitaiids, wherea
-up ol Kiup, or a cup of coffee, and ons
slice of bread, are sold lor a cent. Two
meals, al llvecentsa duj .lirjng the board
bill up to To cents for the week. Sub
tracting this, as well its the hotel bill,
from the oiiglnal sum of three dollars,
the "has-been" llnds himself the posses
F(ir of Hi" HUhstanl lal sum of $l.(iU,
Tree bat her H tiools, where apprentices
lo the barber's ttade perfect theiusrlws,
take cate of a "has-been's" lonsorlal
effect I, etiiss Ills hair Is cttl and Ills
beanl shiiw-d off for no other expense
than a lew in i iisioiial drops ol blood or
a till ol hkin Ills laundry work Is done
by hllii:-elf lit Ills lodging house If (he
wai'ilioh" needs repleulHhllig, the old
clot lies niatkel. while sales occur dally ,
ni lluyaid and I'li.abel Ii stre( Is, Is vis
ited. l"(-ies ol wiarlng apparel, hats,
shoes and linen, not g-iod etiiaigh lobe
bought bj ihe n ( iinil-hand dealers, who
have llrhl chnlee of I lie wares brought
from uptown In the "old cio'es" ped
dlers, an- olfiod on the t-treet corner,
ami are bought Tor a mere pittance,
After a purchaKc. a "has-been" makts
the tieeesniry repairs, mid feels a real
nut Israel Ion In his bargain.
Tiny Hot IIi-nI eiiell
Ill Prance the phynoxeia. a liny Insert
with luxitiioiiH tastes, cost the vineyard
owners $i;W),oiio.iM0 it few years iul-o,
that being the value of Ihe lojal fciifct
they had elljojed.
I im'Ip Hellllrn Sj al
Up to a siiriln llitie we hev all In
dulged In de belief dill de world
couldn't inn mo' uau two days widoiit
our assistant c We hev den got olf
do wrong e.uid of a sired kyar an'
dlsklheted our mistake an' bin de bel
ter fur II Detroit Kreo Press,
(in-ioiio Culllr liliii-.
Wit Ii lii K-vcti ears (iermauy has
laid 7,57:: miles of ocean cable at u cost
of J7.WO.ooii The Important ones are:
Kmden to New York, via the Azores,
4,,Si:i mills. Shanghai lo Tslnlatt and
Chefoo, Ti' tulles, and flermany lo l-'ng-laiid.
splilrr Vaeful liikrrl.
While the totumou house spider Is
harmless .mil renders positive service
to uiaukliul by hilling Hies and other
Insects, Ii' Is generally regurded with
aversion, if not- with Irlghl. The or
dinary spider does not deserve Its bad
icputatlon. Kioni lime iuimeinorlal It
has been called crafty and murderous,
luring the pt.ot' lly to Its deulh and
then greedily devouring it, hut really
It only punlshrs t retipasscrs.
Ton f llrruil Hull.
It In estimal'-d ''tut nearly 'JO.OOU
potiiid.i of bread arc Miteu dally lu the
tullun of Turkey's lu-'.-iehuld.
TALE OF A HAUNTED HOUSE.
Ill l-stolnril I'liiiiilniii 'I'hnl Wa
s-.-ii li h riiolotritplirr In
(iuenini . IIiiuIiiiiiI.
A remarkable ghost M-usatlon Is dis
turbing the serenity of St. Peter Port,
(lueriisey, where n local photographer
has Juki vacated his rcsldr-nee on Un
guium! that he and members of hit
family have been terrltled by supernat
The photograph! r hliites that when
Inking his meals he has t-een arms reach
ing over his h'nd mid eiidi tuorln:; lo
takeaway Ills food. The plcl un son I he
uullHalmw moved in wlcrd fashion, mid
there were hounds id' rat I llurj chains and
One evening, nrnrillug to a wrllf r In
the London l.'xpie.'B, I he tenant 'h daugh
ter saw an apptvrtlon chid In white com
ing down the stairs, it possd-sed only
one hand, I he lingers of which were twice
the ordinal') length mid mh tuning with
This spectral vIsllarit.Fcen on another
occasion by Ihe daughter. Indicated that
her mot her's brooch, which wiu' missing,
would be found in the range in a cerlaln
I room. Hi-re It was discovered,
i This hi prey ei on the girl's mind Hint
I she had to take lo her hid, and dually
I the wlcrd manlfefdntlons became hi fre
quent thai Hie photographer d.-clded to
leave the house,
j f'rowilH galherctl nightly mound the
, place mid Iheaiilhorillesilepiitf d i-evcral
constables to watch the house. When
I Olte of Ihefe entered Ihe prernlH S a IIIHt
I Mew lu his face. Another olllcer, while
rdttlug In one of ihe rooms, iell liischalr
' being lilted in midair, lie lb d lu terror.
I After ihlsii hiiuilicrof prominent rc-.
dents ciiilcnvori d to hiIw the mystery.
They chalked Ihe slali'H. locked a choeo.
Into bo:, in one of the ciiphnnrds and h-lt
the promises apparently rerun-.
When they rclnriifd shortly afterward
there wer. footprints on Hie chalked
nt 'Urease, anil the chocolate box wa. on
the middle of k table, with a fcatltT
biilauc-.l on the lop of It. Yet lhecii,
board lu which the b'.x was placed was
Vnluiililr 'l li.
Topton I wonder If she will Ilk
Clerk How old is she?
"Whal has that lo do wllh I!?"
"Why, ir she'll 'M or Ihcreuhonts.
you can't get a diamond big enoiu''.,
but If she's over ::u, she won't kick at
anything."- Del toll l-'rce Press.
final a for f'olcolof Ion,
Josh-1 don'l httppo.se them attlsH
make very much.
Hiram Well, what can they oxpftct?
When ye can buy all the landscape ye
waul for $r,u an acre, what ought a
plcler of It be wuth? - Puck.
All borne people ncid is a Utile men
ial boost now mid thru. If jou haven't
a mother to cheery oii along, or
friends to encourage you, lake lo good
books. Tliey are splendid compaulouti
and line Inspirations. Try Ueorg
Kllot, Talne, .lames Wblleomb Hiley
there me hunili'eds to choose lioui,
Intriilnr l liir- 'I'runiprl,
According to Kgyplltin tccords th
first trumpet was inadu by Osiris. On
many ancient monuments cniln.-mi
havi! been found showing iho ui-. -jl
tba I' umpiH iu war lU'.-vj.