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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.
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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." .
FASHION HINTS
. There is a uettion of an apron front
to this eown. rmuhanscd by the two tone.
f silk used. It Is trimmed in soutache,
on in a verv simple but effective pattern
The hat has a Frencliy touch, showing the
ribbon bow outlined in tiny pink rosc and
forget-me-noti.
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Author of Tha Count
Copyright, 1008, by J. B. Llpplncott
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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-
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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.
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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.
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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.
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