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Ambassador Lloyd Grlscom, n t a Mn er thnt he gave to a party of Phlle, lelphlnns visiting Homo, praised tf well-known American vonorntlon fo antiquity. "It Is seldom enough," snld Mr. Grl com, "Hint we find nn American phleg matic before tho treasures of Rome"! past. I have only found one such icr on. Hp la n southerner, and I gave I lay to allowing him about. Tho llrsi church we visited wn. I tlilnk. tin Ara Cocll on th" i rilolin Mill. "This church. Calhoun.' said I, ti 00 years old.' "'Hnnipli,' said he. 'It amolla a lot older. " TEN YEARS OF PAIS. -Caahle to 1 Km Housework Be raase of Klilnrr Troablea. Mra. Margaret Emmerich, of Clin ton St., NttiKdcon, ().. says: "For fit e'en yonrs I was a great sufferer from kidney troubles. My back pained nn terri bly. Every turn or move caused ahnrp, shooting palna. My eyesight irn poor. I M,f iTvui dark Bpota appeared V;''i& 'lS77' before nie, and I had iVW' dispells. For ten yeHis i rouia hoi uu hnnaework. end for two years did not get out of the house, the kidney accretion were Irregular, and doctora were not helping me. Doan's Kidney Pills brought ma quick relief, and finally cured me. They saved my 4lfe." Sold by all dealers. 60 centa a box. roster-Mnburn Co., Buffalo. N. T. Trial of I nmirriii, Miss May me (on vncation) ), auntie It'a such a luxury to bare nothing to du tmt Just loll in a hammock with my pre cious Shelley or even the "Vlrar of Wake field !" Elderly Relative Child, If I bear of ny more such scandalous doings I shall write to your mother! Chicago Tribune. Deafness Cannot be Cured T local applications, ai they cannot reach the dlaeased portion of the ear. There la nly on way to cure deafness, and that la ttf constitutional remedies. Deafness la caused by an Inflamed condition of the mu roua lining of the Ktiatachlan Tube. When thla tube la Inflamrd you bars a rumbling aouod or Imperfect hearing, and when tt la entirely closed. Deafneaa la the result, and nless the l aamniatlon can be taken out nd thla tnbe restored to Its normal condi tion, bearing will be destroyed forever; sine cases out of ten are reused by Catarrh, which la nothing but aa Inflamed condition of the mncoiia aurfacea. We will give Ona Hnndred Dollars for any ease of beafnesa (e-.used by Catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's CaUrrh Care, end for clreulnr. free. F. J. C'HENliY CO., Toledo, O. ' Hold by DriiRKlara, Trie. Take llalla Family fills for constipation. Involuntary ont rlbutlea. 'Ordinary Individual I aee President fEtoosevelt baa been offered a dollar a word for the atory of hia hunting adven 'tures la Africa next year. ' If ha had been paid at that rate for his message to Congress gee ! Predatory Trust Magnate Huh t They coat a lot of us a good deal mora than a dollar a word 1 "Yn Cm Get AIIen'e'Poo-r.aa FREE, WrtU to-day to Allen 8. Olmated. L Itoy. 'N. for a KUKU sample of Allen's Foot 'Base, a powder to shake Into your shoes 'It enrea tired, sweating, hot, awollen, ach tag feet It makea new or tight shoes easy. rtatn cure for Coma and Bunions. All DruggUte and Shoe Stores sell It. U3c. - . i An Expensive Fire. ' She waa a splendid servant, tut she 'ltdn't know anything about gna to -cook with, ao he went to the kitchen . with her to explnln about the range. So that ahe could hco how It was op- j 'trated he lit each of tho many burners, i )RrhIle still explulnlng a niesHitge call ,d him from the kitchen and he left her aylng, "I guess you will find thnt it srlll work all rlht now, Martha." Hs didn't see the cook again for four rr five days, then, uion entering the kltchsn. he said, "Well, Martha, how'a f that range doing?" To bis utter consternation she re tailed: "Dsed, sir, that's the best stove I vtver did sea That Are what you v kindled for me four days ago Is still "-burning, and It alu't even lowered nce." . 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'lil'-aj;o. mlii sand Yorf lni-riin : . nooks area, a I i'Y OOOOOOf) 000000000009QOOOOOOOO o o o o o o o o o o o The IPirate of JUk By RUPERT SARGENT HOLLAND Author of Tha Count Copyright, 1008, by J. B. Llpplncott laOOeOGOOOQOOOOQGOOOOOOQQQOQG CIIA1TFU V. I Three dnys passed hrfore anything fur- iher hajipened to disturb my equanimity nf mind, and I n getting bnrk to my aertiNtotned serene outlook on th". heath when ot dinner I found a tiny note-lying at my plnte. Chnrles frequently stopped at the Penguin Club m his way from marketing, to see if by chance any mall had lodged there for me. This lime he had diacovered the diminutive missive aforesaid tucked Into the box that was reserved for me, and which usually eon tnlned only the, daily papers. The en velope wns square and of a delicate ahade between violet and gray, and my name waa written on it In a fine, bold hand. Inside waa a single sheet: "My Pear Mr. Pirate or Hermit (which ever you are) : "I shall visit the Khip Friday after noon T.hen the tide la low." There wns no name, not evan a bar initial. I looked at my calendar I waa apt to forget the days of the week and found that It was already Friday. I folded up the note and put It In my pocket, hardly knowing whether to be vexed or ph-aaed. The truth of tho mat'er la that I found Miss Graham's lost visit dinroncerling. It seemed absurd, but she hnd in some strange manner changed the tone of the beach. Instead of being s place for calm, wlitnry musing, It had assumed the as pect of a aiiot made for company. I had never before felt the need of pointing out the pink ahadea of the annds and the golden create of the rolling combers, nor of requiring another's admiration of the circling gulls. Now 1 did, and the result waa that the more beautiful the beach, the more restless waa I, and this did not auit me at all. I waa not ao dull aa to mlsa the cause of this change, and that waa the reason why the note both vexed and pleased me. I waa vexed that I ahould be glad, and yet glad that I was In the way of being further vexed. I looked at the barometer after din ner: It waa falling. I glnneed at the aky: It waa still a dep. dome-like blue, but there were clouds stealing across It thnt1 betokened storm. The wind was veering Inio the northeast; we might nave bad weather at a moment'a notice, At the appointed time I went up the bach and clambered aboard the ship. There was no one on board. I desctmd d Into the cabin; that waa empty. I .1 imbed the stairs, and, coming again on Jee!;. aaw Mlsa Graham atartlng across the causeway. It waa low tide, and the path waa above water, covered with hells and barnacles. I threw o7er a rope-lndder that I bad made and bung at the aide, and helped htr on bo.ari. She had on a soft, white lace hat that drop ped at the edges and looked delightfully summery. Her gown waa white; indeed, the only color ah wore was a cold chain and locket that hung low about her neck, f-he pointed) proudly to Iter atout tan walklng-ahoea. "I am wiaer to-dny," she said ; "mucl) snare of a aea-woman." I had thought once before that I hai tasted fully the aense of exploration of tk Ship, but now I found that I ha J twrt. I.Ike two inquisitive children play Jtij at being explorers, we ransacked every corner of the cabin, thumping the boards for secret hiding-places, peering Into the dim recesses of the bunks. She spened the brasa-bound cheat. There was nothing found in it?" alio asked. Nothing." "It seems a shame, now are we ever to find the clue if not in the chest T" "We must look for it out of doors,'' I said. "Perhapa If we wish hard enough, the spirits of the old rovera will come back." No l took cuaniona mat lay with my painting things and made her a aeat on 4eck, and I lighted my pipe, and told her all 1 bad dreamed about the Ship, and IfcTW I waa aure, If we only had aulllclent faith, that a man would coins out of the ees to sail her again and bring her aa fine adventures aa any she had known "How different you are from most of the men I have met" ahe Bald. "Now, you seem quite in your setting. It al most makes mo doubt that I'm only aix hours from town." "You're not, you're a thousand miles from town. In another world. In another sphere. We don't talk the language of town out here on the Ship ; we talk different tongue." Mis shifted ao that she could look over the sea, her chin still propped In her hand. 'Talk that tongne," she aald io that little tone of command peculiar to her. I talked of the aea and ships, ot treas ures hidden under the waves, ot derelicts that floated for yeara without being aichted, ot the Ancient Mariner and the Flying Ihitchinan and all the thousand and one legends of gboat ships and the! crews, Meanwhile I watched her, took in the dreamy lustre of her eyes gray that shaded to blue the aoft brown color of her cheeks and brow, the curling gold of her hair beneath her big white hat, and the delicate little hand that pillowed her chin. I noted tba locket, oval an flat, with her luitlals B. Q. intertwined. and the heavy gold links of the chai that softly stirred with her even breaths, She was a child listening to world old stories, but I knew she was rlao a woma who had come to change Alastuir. 1 stopped, and for a time wn both sat silent, while the benediction of that glo rious aftrruoou rested upon our spirits. There seemed no limitation to the world. The aea stretched out fur past the 8liift Ing Shoal and melted Into the sky, and that in turn rose immeasurably high. Only the white clouds Decked the deep blue, casting patches of shade, silver tipMMl, upon the waves, and that gave us the lure of contrast. M.trhnrn looked up- I think it was then that I drat railed ber Itnrbara to n'jstIf -uud over at me. "The world itself is so much more wonderful thin anything it rontaina, and Hie bi-ttiity of it all so much greater t tin n any sirigli- beauty, ion't it'" I could not ngr-e, looking into her di -i. . rioua eyes, so I held my ponce. "Why is if, 1 wonder, thai we only think these things, only nnlly live, so rarely?" There was soiiieiliiiig in her words that made ni' tm;e: tlu-y wemed to wly thai ahe hnd ofleii felt thus, - "One exists so mjth, but lives ao Ut ile," I Mid; "but I could imagine circuiu- c o o c c c r c d c JT a. I at Harvard," etc Company. All rights reserved, slanrea when one would be nlw-nvs lir- itig." Mer eves changed, the depths in :!n m vanished, there lay only the surface lijht that mocked me. "One?" she echoed. "Two," I answered. The momen' of thought was over; she hnd ihnni ! :is swiftly as (he nhndow of one of I hose clouds flying beneath the kiiii. "You are a gnat drenmer." she '-aid. "Are you also a man of at-iion. I won der?" "(Jive me the chance.'" "Give yon the chance? Men of ii' tion don't wait for the chance; they make it." "If I were Canute, I would order the tide to come in." The red blood flushed her cheeks, her eyelids dropped. I forget everything but the i'lure that she made the loveliest picture that I had ever seen or dreamed. Next moment she sprang up. "But the tide Is still en I." she said, "and all jour wishes will not bring it in. I must be going home." I waa up and atanding beside ber, lean ing on the bulwark. "But you will come again? You'll come agnin to the Ship p.nd take tea with me, or take supper on the Khlp? When will It be?" "Wait ; not for a day or two." Phe crossed the deck, and, drawing out a email handkerchief, held It to the breer.e. "The wind is from the northeast," she said. "That moons a storm. We may have to wait many days." "Several, not many." I ansA-ered. She gave a little cry ; the handkerchief had blown from her hand and over to the shore. "Get It for me," she said. The Inland aea wns low; I recovered he handkerchief and came back, to Gnd her half way across the causeway. "Thank you. Thla la the second way yon devised of leaving the ahlp on foot." "But It a not the best way,"I answered. I went with her to the great gate of the club and said good-night. Oh!" aald she. "We forgot and left the cushions lying on the deck. It may rain. A good sailor ahould make things tight." "I will." I assured her. A storm waa certainly coming; It Rang n the boughs of the pines as I hurried through them, it grew In the gathering clouds that hid the beach, it roared In the loud waves that threw themselves on the shore. I crossed the mussel-backed path, and climbed on the ship. Aa I picked up the cuaniona something alid from them on to he deck. It waa a locket, the locket ahe had worn on the chain about her neck, and it lay open, face upward, looking at me. 1 saw a small, round photograph of Itodney Isllp. CHAPTER VI. There was no mistaking those fea u res ; they belonged as unquestionably to the man In tweeds aa did the locket to Barbara Graham. Moreover, the photo graph did him justice, and showed an ex- remely preposesslng, slightly amiling face, and that I considered added insult to the Injury. I snapped the locket together and put it in my breast pocket; then I hurled the cushions down the cabin-steps, pulled over the hatches, and left the Ship. I waa in a very different humor from that of an hour before. AH the way down the beach I pondered the matter. How came the locket to have dropped from the chain, bow came It to have fallen open when the catch seemed so strong? But these were petty, trivial questions, the merest Introductions to the great, all-absorbing question how came Itodney I slip's picture there? Alas, there seemed only one plausible explanation, and I remembered the alight air ot proprietorship, the amused smile aa though at some hidden joke, that had st nick me when Isllp bad come upon us drinking tea. fso they were In all like lihood to be married, and I a poor joke that had been batted back and forth like a shuttlecock between them. I tried to laugh aa one should who sees a clown, head In air, stumble over a broomstick, but the laugh waa not even a passable imitation. The storm waa coming, and I waa glad of It. I wanted no more of thia fine weather when a man waa led to lanae into rose-colored 'dreams and fancy himself a prince with the world as hla realm. The rain began to spin against my face. The storm waa coming fast, and the waves barked angrily at my feet, like hounds yelping. But I would not run, I would not even turn up my coat-collar to keep off the wet ; I would walk stolidly and let myself be soaked, for the poor- mnddlc-brained Idiot that I was. But what of her? Barbara Graham looked to me like a consummate flirt. playing with me when ahe was a trifle weary ot the company of her accredited admirer. 1 knew that women sometimes did such things; I did not consider that she waa the worst ot her sex. but merely a striking Instance of tho set's Insincerity Yet she had looked like a child, aa guile less aa a maid in short skirts and braid ed hair, when she had watched the sea and then I remembered those sudden flashing changes when the Iiihji of aubtle mischief had danced in her blue-gny eyes. She waa just a bundle of mUchief, to whom a new man wns simply so much aport. Yet I envied Ulip with all the strength of my heart, which shows how strangely Inconsistent I hail growu. Charles had foreseen the storm and bad made things tight alKiut th rottage; moreover, he had built a tire in tho liv ing room, which waa also the dining-room, to take the chill out of the rapidly damp ening air. Ordinarily, I would have been glad to get In anil change into dry clothes and stand in front of the lire, snug mnl comfortable, hut now 1 was na much nut of forts as though the cottage hud lu-en a house of curds and had suddenly tum bled down about my head. Poor Churlen! He was soon to feel l he rawness of my temper. I hud no a. Kiner closed the door than 1 called to ti i in to get into bis oilskins and go to McCullom'a with an order to him to have my horse at the lm k door by H. "Yea. Mr- 1'Vlli." said Churlee. "it's going to be u bad night, sir, asking your put'don." "I'm going to the Penguin Club, Charlea,' 1 answered, "and I don't care it the heavens tall ou the way." "Tea. air, very gnod, sir;" and tTharlee deported, wondering, doubtlesa. at the strange new master he hnd found. He knew what I thought of the Penguin. I changed Into my storm clothes heavy riding brwhe, with s leather jacket that buttoned up to my chin. I put the locket in a little pasteboard box and placed It in an inside pocket. Doubt less Miss Graham valued that small gold oval trinket with le-r monogram woven on the outside nnd her lover ensconced Inside, and she should not have to wait until the storm pitssed to lenrn that she had not lost It. It would do no harm for her to be disturbed for a few bours; then I would end it. Charley came hack and said that Nero would be around at 8. I hnd supper ia silent stnte. and then sunk into gloomy thought before the lire. Confound me for being such a simple, gullible fool, I who had scarcely Inid eyes on a woman before at Alastnir! That was the trou ble with the nfftiir. In town I ahould have been prepared, properly gyved and breast plated, but here she had come up on mp in my cwn natural wilderness, on my own siaipte beach, in my Ship of day dreams, where everything waa a free and open as the sen. Charles eyed me askance as I pulled my oilskin hut about my enra and vault ed upon Nero Even the poor beast must have looked nt me suspiciously, for this was no night for riding on sny simple rrr..;id. I must be the bearer of tidings, a figure stepped out of a rough-and-tumble atory. Hnd I only known how that night was to carry me far afield, and how that ride be the first swift gallop ln to a strange and swirling enterprise! The pines shot their water into my face as I galloped along the narrow road. The sandy footing gave now and again, and I hnd to let Nero'a instlntt save na ft 0!!1 fc".?'l?e'nc ir 'he hogs, which, fjn heavy rain r.:a making of the country. The night waa black aa pitch; the wind, risen 10 I hurricane, screeched through the forest in a thousand varied voices, ench nui.-e harsh and ominous than the last. Severnl times, riding out from the middle of the roud, wet branches driven by the gale fli:ng themselves against me and almost thudded me from my horse. I crouched low, bending forward for anfe ty and that I might peer into the murky hlnckness of the road. Several times Nero stumbled and I almost pitched over his head. The lights st the gate of the club were out; thry were evidently not expecting visitors. I rode Nero to the stables, left him with a groom, and strode Into the club's main hall. I must have presented a sorry spectacle; my tight-buttoned leather jacket, my riding-breechea and boots, all noflked and running with water, my hair and fare dripping when I took off my oilskin hat that buckled under my chin. "Take my name to Miss Graham," I said to the clerk at the desk, and he rec ognized me and sent a buttona to find her. "Misa Graham is in the sun-parlor on the porch to the right of the main-door," reported the buttons, "and saya ahe will aee you there." (To be continued.) MARY LAUGHLIN'S AST. Donirntle Crisis Made Her Great, If Not Itlch and Famoaa. "And what," naked tl? guest, aftel tho first excitement of meeting was over, and the two old friends hnd set tled clown for a "good talk," "and what has become of Mary Luughlla? Is slio still as wonderful as ever?" "A hundred tiroes more so," her hos tess answered, promptly. "What 1 site doing? Has she be come a famous artist, as you expect ed? The last thing that I heard defi nitely wns that she took the first prize at the academy, nnd you looked for greut things from her." The other woiunu smiled the slow smile of one whose? thought wanders back through memorled years. Mary Laughiln is greater than we ever dreunied," he said. "For six years she has beeu painting dinner- cards nnd favors." 'Tainting ilinuer cards?" "They ure exquisite dinner cards," the friend declared, whimsically. "They are all the rase." "But dinner cards'. Helen Andrews, what do yoy mean?" I menu." Mary's friend said, gent ly now, "that Mary bus proved herself greater tluiu her art. The year that she was to go abroad her sister's hus band died, leaving her with no means nnd four little children. She could not support thein nnd care for them too, so Mary came to the rescue. To make name nml reputation great enough to support them by jMiltitinss would have taken years, and money was needed at once. So she liegnn dinner favors. They nie all living together, as they have for wven years. The children adore her." "Bui her genius!" the other woman cried. "What a cruel sacrifice!" Mary's friend smiled again. "Walt until you see Mary." she mild. They miw Mary n few days later. From being an impulsive girl, she had grown into a woman, strong, poised. self-rellaut, Jojouh. Thnt she had had her buttles no one could doubt, but the completeness of her victory was shown by her generous, uneuvlous rec ognition of the successes of her old comrades nt the aendemy. She talked much of them of the one who had woa fame ns a portrait painter, of the two who bml l'cme well-known Illustra tors mid of ninny others. And all the time she talked the gm-st was conscious of the cMuiNltc atmosphere of the sim ple llltle lioiue. She had not meant to peak of II, but the question came in spile of herself. "poii't vou ever leng for It the pa luting - yourself?" Mary Lnughlin's steady eyes met hers quietly. "1 was narrow," she said. "I thought art wns the one thing In the world. I was in danger if niUaltig woman- Ihm.iI. 1 nui not only cotrtcut, but glad. On the wny liinne the guest broke the silence but om e. "You nre right your Mary Laugh Ilia is great," she said. Youth's Com panion. The l.atst WorH. She And do you believe that a won au ii I ways turns to the last page first when she picks up a book? He Well, 1 have no reason to doubt it. I know It Is the nature of the fair sex to want tho last frrk. Plck-Mo-Up. Seeking and blundering are so fat good that It la by seeking aud blunder- lug that we learn. Goethe. 'yxsw t.1 r.'.T-i . ... ;. rjs.-iri i i iiil - 4 ii i "mi m mm mmmmmi j. ;i m .'Inclnnutl Post. L0NOINO. Come to me ia my dreams, and then By day I shall be well again! For then the night will more than pay The hopeless longing of the day. C'oqie, as thou cam'at a thousand rimes. A messenger from radiant climes. And smile on thy new world, and be As kind to others as to me ! Or, aa thou never cam'at in sooth. Come now, and let me dream it truth ; And part my hair, and kiss my brow. And aay, "My love, why sufferest thou?" Come to me in my dreams, and then By day I shall be well again! For then the night will more than pay The hopeless longing of the day. Sfattbew Arnold. It could hardly be said that Wtn- throp Mosier courted the girl. Some thing of the sort was hinted, more or less broadly, by Spink In the office, but WInthrop repelled the soft im peachment with horror and distress. This wns by reason of his abnormal modesty. You ought to be kicked for even supposing such a thing," said WIn throp to Spink. "Miss Consldlne Is gracious enough to receive my visits occasionally," he went on, "and her mother has been exceedingly kind to me far mere so than I hnd any right to expect. I have been entertained by the faniliy most hospitably, but I hope. I would be the last to presume upon their uoodnoss. I suppose yon were only Joking, Spink, but I must say I eonsldffr such jokes In very bad taste." Whereupon Spink subsided, content ing himself with a wink to the other fellows. It seemed to most people that It wns hardly necessary for Mosier to depre ciate himself In the way he habitually did. He was certainly not much to look at, being undersized and washed out In appcarauce. The color In him really appeared to be diluted to a point where It was doubtful. It wns hard to tell whether his eyes were blue or gray, or whether his hnlr was flaxen or bleached brown. He had a funny little snub nose, a wide, thin-lipped mouth and imperceptible eyebrows. As to his ability, that was just about the average. The office considered him, a fairly competent man aud paid him a fairly good salary, which seemed to Mosier most astonishing. "I don't understand, it at all," he said to Spluk. "I know fellows who are twice ns clever as I am good, steady fellows, too, who aren't doing half as well. 1 know there are hun dreds of better men out of employ ment altogether. Even here look at Dlnsey and Kraus. They ought to be where I am and I ought to bo where they are." "Sure," replied Spink, kindly. "A fool for luck!" To go back to Miss Consldlne: The young man continued his visits to the house and for a long time there was nothing to distinguish the attentions ae paid the daughter from those whl'.h the mother received from him. lie old his little best to be agreeable to fcoth, and showed no particular disap pointment If the girl happened to be out when he called. In course of time, however, all that changed. The first sign Spink noticed was a pronounced moodiness. He and Mo sier, it must bo said, were roommates. Sometimes Mosier dremted himself with great care and went out, presum ably to call on the Consldlnes, for three or four evenings hand running. At other tlmea he remained in his room for an even more extended peri od, rending "lailla Itookh" and other poetry of a distinctly sentimental na ture. If Spink spoke to him he replied In monosyllables and he sighed until lils companion complained of the draft. His appetite for breakfast was poor ami occasionally he neglected to shave himself. Spink, who was not a young man of great experience wn Inclined to attribute all thla to liver trouble. Tjat made Mosier mad. "What s It, then?" asked Spink. At bet It came out. In a despairing rrploslou "It's Miss I "oiisMine." confessed A'liliroi:. What about her?" Spink inquired. "What's wrung with her?" "What's wrong with her?" echoed Mosier. "Nothing's wrotur with her. It's nil', i'liiiiiuy. I'm at raid I've ul lowetl myself to fall In love with her." "1 don't see whv that tumid make you feel bad," said Spink. SPUING BITTERS. "Tou don't?" snld Mosier. "Why, you must be crazy! Do yon think It's nothing to be consumed with a hope leas passion? You wait till you have one and ste how youH feel, that's all" "You chump!" said his friend. "Why should i.t be hopeless? I don't see anything hopeless about It. Brace up an go after her." "I?" said the modest young man. "I go- after her? Ac felloW like me? Why, the idea Is preposterous ! You've seen Miss Consldlne, haven't you? Tou know who I'm talking about? MlSs Daisy Consldlne.' "Yes, I know her," said Spink. "She's a nice girl." "A nice girl! She's the most beau tiful, graceful, charming, accomplish ed, the cleverest, the sweetest, the most angelic " "Oh, cut It out!" Interrupted Spink. "Of course she is. They all nre. Whnt of it?" "Oh, nothing," said Mosier, bitterly. "Only If you had any sense at all it might strike you as rather absurd to suppose thnt with all the world to choose from b!ip would ever consider a poor stick like mo. I'm not good looking, I'm not clever, I'm not lively. I'm not rich. I'm not anything. I'm a nonentity. If Bhe wasn't the most kind-hearted girl In the world she wouldn't as much as look at me. I haven't got any illusions about myself. I know whnt I am and I know what she Is. You're out of your mind if you think It's anything but hopeless." 'That's nil right," snld Spink. "You ain't a great 'deal, but don't you ever think she's got her pick of everything there Is." Mosier laughed two short laughs and returned to "Lalla Rookh." It was clear that he was unconvinced. The next time he went to the Consl dines he came back gloomier than ever. He continued In this depressed state W H AT S THE XI ATTKS WITH TOC AND nAISY." of mind for over a month. Then he mnde the announcement of his engage ment to Miss Consldlne. ) "What did I tell you!" said Spink. "I know," assented Mosier, thought fully. "You don't seem overjoyed," remark ed Spink. "Of course, I'm overjoyed." declared Mosier. "Why shouldn't I be?" "Lalla Itookh" went back to the book shelf and stayed there. Three evenings In each week Mosier dressed with pnrtlcular care and went to see his afUunced, but he showed none of the exhilaration, none of the bubbling Joy that might have 6een expected! un der the circumstances. As time went on he began to look most unhappy and his calls upon his betrothed became shorter and shorter In duration. Wlnny," said Spink one evening, "whnt's the matter with you and Daisy? I notice you don't talk about her any more. Is anything wrong?" Mosier considered a long while be fore replying. "Tommy." he said at last, "I am wondering If I haven't made a mistake. I know I can confide In you, and I don't mind saying that I've my doubts about Daisy. I've felt for some time almost from the first that there was something wrong and that she wsan't all I once thought she was." "Why?" asked Spink. "Hasn't It ever occurred to you?" said Mosier. 'Tommy, If there Isn't something wrong, why do yon suppose she accepted me?' Spink considered in his turn. lf I understand you, Mosier," he snld, "yon have a suspicion that at the very least she showed she hadn't very good sense. I don't know but you may be right, too. I'm Inclined to think thnt you are." Chicago Dally News. Hard World. "Did you ever feel that the world was against you?" "Sure! I felt It this morning when I slipio(l on the sidewalk." Pittsburg Observer. Our- !tt-jurt. Medium - Is there liny question yoi would like to usk your first wife? Sitter Yes; I would like to usk be to give my second wife her nx-lpe fo miiiee-meiit. Answers. If a woman admits her husband's giMslness, It Is usually lu connection with aouictliliig be bus done for her kin. I. i, i on (CDCERJCCfB A recently invented life-saving wfl for use on Paris lakes frequented by skaters is supported by small bnlloo'na, so it will not sink should I he lee break. The second largest masonry arch la the world, recently completed for na Austrullnn railroad. Is 278 feet, fl Inches long and has a rise of 78 feet In training Its cavalry recruits, the German army Is making use of a ma chine, driven by electricity. In which nil the movements of horses sre simu lated. A New York electric light company is using a rotary pump, mounted on the rear of an automobile nnd driven by Its flywheel, to pump out flooded manholes. During a severe storm at Hacketts town. N. J., lightning struck the street lighting system passing through thirty three tungsten lamps, without burning them out. For some explained reuson fiO-inch searchlights have proved unsatisfac tory In the navy, and they have been abandoned In favor of the .'!() and .?! lnh ones. One of the most Interesting ami dis puted questions In American aretlo ology is thnt of the origin nnd age of Fort Ancient, In Warren County, Ohio. The State of Ohio has recently pur chased this site, which Is to be turned Into a public park. Mr. Warren K. Moorehead believes that Fort Ancient is S00 or f)00 years old. He regards the more modern articles found In a grave in Its vicinity as later intrusions. He does not, however, regard the ques tion of the age of this most Interesting structure as yet settled, and says that many yenrs of study nnd exploration will be required to clear up tli mys tery. A striking indication of the treat stimulus which the cultivation of rub ber plants has received within a few years is given by the latest reinut of the director of agriculture for the Fed crated Malay States. In IS'.)7 tllere were 345 acres of rubber plants under miuvauon rnere. In I'.hhi the Hn una Increased to 4,093 acres; in 1!S 15 to 43,338 acres, and in 1007 to 12ti, acres. The fall of the price of rnbb !u 1007 did not Interrupt the iiultistrv. but simply led to Improved methods of production. Even nt the lowest prices, the profit of the farmers, over the cost of production, is said to be more than 100 per cent. The greatest enemies of the rubber plants nre root fungus and tho termites. Prof. Vernon L. Kellogg describes. In Science, the remarkable skull found several months ago in some excava tions made near Cbstpelle-nux-Salntes, In France, and exhibited In December by Prof. Edmond Perrler to the Paris Academy of Sciences. The strata In which the skull was burled are of tho Pleistocene age. The Bkull Is describ ed as that of "a man of extremely low type, an ape man, or perhaps of a man ape of greater cranial capacity than any at present known." Professor Perrler Is disposed, on the whole, to regard It as a human skull. It has a marked gorlTla-Uke look, but the brain cavity is very much larger than that of the gorilla or of any other existing anthropoid. The limb bones for parts of the skeleton were also found are curved, and present a conformation In dicating that the creature walked more often on all fours than rml The bones," says Professor Kellogg, "seem to be fairly Intermediate be tween those of a man ami those of the present-day anthropoids." BASEBALL STATIONERY. . 190 was he OvviN TOTHfKHmtS DfcATW OF MY PeASL t Wick. WOT ei Vbut oeeitc Taiswru. 7 noon. VtouR. Muni lime llei-it. "llearil some an-u lulUiug about yoll, lovey. to-day." "Indeed, what wire I hoy haying?" "I couldu'1 eatcl; it all from where I sat. but from lime to time 1 could hear so'ne mention of the sugar trust." No girl's switch ever matches color of ber hair. the It la dillicult to ki ep a purse fat oa a slender Income. !0r.e Taiswru. I'iW NOON . j d VtouR. I a ,. 1 1 1 1 ii 111 11 sjnasisT