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Thoae Withering Glances, "I generally read tho paper on the way to and from the office," said tho importantly busy young man, "I used to myself," said tho old- timer, "before I got hardened to the looks of the girl straphangers." Kan sas City Times. Unseemly Conduct. Mrs. Lapsing wut in a high state ot ftnuignsUon. "I'm done with Mr. Whilks," she mid, her eyes snapping. "She got hold of a letter I wrote to my brother, in which I said something about the Snaggles, and gheg going around giving a gargled ver sion of It." Chicago Tribune. rtetrlbntlon. A curse on the man that invented lld spots!" he exclaimed. But the curse came home to roost, and Tooated. With the result that his head is as bald mow as an eggplant. Chicago Tribune. Prussia Is Introducing special can to oog travelers. 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HI delineation of evcry-day characters In connection with Kltnple, yet ani mating. Incidents that form tho his tory of interesting lives. Mrs. Savlllo Is a wealthy, self-willed woman, whose Imperious nature urooks no opposition. She really be lieves that her money will buy her not only luxury and ease, but power. She thinks that power will enable her to gain and guide those about her to her own will, but she finds that there Is something that gold will not buy, namely, love. In a moat Interesting way the ro mance tells how her son, Hugh Sa vllle, marries the girl of his choice against the wishes of hia mother. She turns him from her home and he is sent' to war. His wife determines, during his absence, to win tho love of the selfish mother. Under a false name she becomes engaged as the companion of Mrs. Savlllo. The story of her trials, her patience, her humiliations brings out the nobili ty of her true nature and perfect womanhood. Day by day she wins the love of the lonely old woman, whose false pride and wasted wealth sink Into nothingness in the final reconcili ation with her son, and this charming romance ends in a happiness that has been well and worthily won by a most '.apUvating and worthy heroine. CHAPTER I. Mrs. Sayville had stayed unusually fong in town, and, at the moment cho sen to open this story, was sitting at the writing-table in her private room, a rlchly-furnlBhed and luxurious apart ment with yellow brocade curtains and stained-glass windows. She was a small, slight woman, with regular, del icate features, quick, dark eyes, and hair nearly white, combed back and Burmounted by a tiny cap of exquisite lace with a tuft of scarlet velvet rib bon. The small thin hand which held her pen was loaded with rings that fluEhed and glittered even in the sub dued sunshine, while the other gently caressed the head of a small, silky, pearl-colored dog which lay on a chair beside her. She was speaking with a fair, large lady about her own age, who occupied an arm chair at the other side of the table, and who was rather gorgeously attired In out-door dress. "I am sure I Interrupt you. You are always so busy," said the latter, with a comfortable smile, but showing no Inclination to move. t "I do not mind being Interrupted1 this morning," returned Mrs. Savllle, not too graciously; "my eyes are very tiresome. They smart bo when I read jr write for any time. I really must get an amanuensis." "Is It possible? I should never sus pect your eyes of being weak. Thejf seem strong enough and sharp enough to see through anything." "Thank you; they have served my purpose well enough." "When do you leave town?" I am not quite sure. I do not care to go until Hugh returns. He ought to be here now. This scare about trouble with Russia may bring him bis an polntment to a ship any day, and he ought to be on the spot. He has been ashore now for nearly a year." I wonder he chose the navy," said the visitor. "I should think the army must be much the most agreeable pro- Cession. "My dear Lady Olivia! who can ac count for a young man's vagaries? My ion is positively enthusiastic about his profession. He Is very scientific, you know, and will, I have no doubt, rise to great eminence." "Oh, I dare say he Is very clewr. but he is not a bit like other vounn men. I confess I do not understand him." No, returned Mrs. Savllle, with much composure, "I don't suppose you oo." "Not clever enough myself, eh?" laid Lady Olivia, with a good-humored imlle. "Where is this brlaht nartlmi. lah star of yours Just now?" "vnen ne last wrote be was still ii Nice. He has stayed on there too long, I think. I trust and hope he loes not visit Monte Carlo too often: l am not much obliged to Lord Ever- ton for Introducing Hugh to his gam bllng friends there.'' "I don't fancy poor Evcrton's friends ire generally what would be consld erc-u eligible acquaintances for the young and inexperienced, especially when they lmve pretty daughters who alng like angels or prima donnas," ihe added, with a comfortable laugh. 'Pooh! cried Mrs. Savlllo, with a (lash of anger In her keen black eyes. Hugh Is quite indifferent to all that nonsense. "I he? What an unnatural nion tor!" said Lady Olivia, rising. "I wish I could suy tho same of my fieorpe! However, he has taken to Sil'iiTe married wor.en lately which U a great relief." Mrs. Savllle also stood up, and rang th'j bull. "Where Is Everton Just uow? I want him bo much to write to his joi'.sln. Captain r.rydtfca, on Hugh's behalf. I don't understand how It was he did not do so before on his own ac count." "OX nobody known where Everton Is to be found. He la coming to us In September at Herondyke." "Iidy Olivia Luinley's carriage," raid Mm. Savlllo to the man who aa- "Oood morning, tnen, dear Ellzv beth. Don't try your eyes too much. Shall we meet you at the Montgom ery's tenlght?" "No; I am really sick of society." "My dear, you must be seriously 111?" cried Lady Olivia, with another good humored but rather silly laugh, end the sisters-in-law shook hands, and parted. Mrs. Savllle picked up her little dog and took a turn up and down the room with It under her left arm, a look of fxtreme annoyance quivering In her eyes. "What a fool that woman Is!" she murmured to herself; "not even a well-bred fool and to look at her, who would Imagine she was tho daughter of one earl, tne sister of another? yet (here she Is, started by the mere acci dent of birth In a position which cost me all my fortune, my aristocratic marriage, mv brains, to achieve. Still, I do not eoniulaln; had these class dis tinctions not existed, there would have been nothing to strive for, nothing to attain. Still, Lady Olivia Is a fool; you are a wiseacre io ner, my pre cious rrlnce," she continued, patting the dog's head; "you aro a natural aristocrat; so Is Hugh, though he has some abominably radical Ideas." Here the footman opened he door, and said, deferentially, "If you please, 'm, Mr. Rawson would like to see you." "Yes, certainly. Show him up." In a few minutes the door again opened, to admit a gentleman, a short, Btout, well-dressed man, slightly breathless, and apparently well braced up In his admirably-fitting clothes. His hair and complexion were of that neu tral tint which is termed "pepper and salt," his eyes light gray and twink ling with a perception of tho ridicu lous, and his air, though it was po litely respectful, showed a certain as sured familiarity Indicative of a con fidential position. "Well, Mr. Rawson." said Mrs. Sa vllle, resuming her Beat and placing her small favorite on tho chair beside her, "what has brought you here to day?" Her tone was considerably more amiable than it had been to her pre vious visitor. "What will, I hope, give you satis faction. J fancy we will succeed In getting that piece of tho Everton prop erty you have been so anxious to pur chase, for your price, and It will bo a decided bargain. I am to see the vendor's solicitor finally on Thursday, when I fancy he will come in to our terms." I am very pleased, Mr. Rawson, very pleased Indeed. I muBt say, you always manage my business most sat isfactorily. But you say several farms on the property are unlet. Now, I want my money to bring me in a de cent percentage. What do you pro pose doing with the land?" Where upon solicitor and client plunged into an animated discussion, in which Mrs. Savlllo proved herself to be a shrewd woman of business. "Well, Mr. Rawson," she said, after a short pause, "respecting a smaller matter, yet not an unimportant one. Have you made any inquiries about an smuauensls or companion for me?" - "I hardly thought you were serious In tho wish you expressed " "I am, exceedingly serious," she In terrupted. "My maid, who has Just loft me, was really a very superior person, and could read aloud very well; now I have a totally different woman. I must have some one who Is fairly educated, who can write, and keop accounts, and read French I like French novels; she must be fit to asso ciate with, yet ready to leave me to myself at a nod; I cannot be hampered with any one whose feelings I have to consider. She must have pleasant man ners and a sweet voice, and look fit to be seen at luncheon and when she comes out with me." "My dear madam, you have Indeed set me a task! You must give me some time to find out such a treas ure." "I cannot give you much time. You must find her as soon as you possibly can. Advertise in all the papers; heaps of young women will apply; pick out one or two, but on no account let me be worried with an indiscrimi nate string of candidates; I know I shall be disgusted with them. I will not ask any of my acquaintances; they always recommend the most unsuita ble people and are offended If you do not take their proteges. Then they bore you with pitiful stories. No, my dear Mr. Rawson, let it be a purely business matter." "I shall do my best Suppose I try an advertisement in a provincial pa per " "Do what you like; only remember 1 must have a presentable, well-edu cated, well-mannered young woman young, mind, who will save me trou ble, not give me any." "The labors of Hercules were a trifle to this," sighed Mr. Rawson. ' "Oh, you will do It as cleverly as you do everything. Now, tell me, have you heard anything of my son lately?" "Of which, may I ask? Mr. Sa vllle?" "No; of Hugh." "Well, no, not for a week. He was at Nice. I think." "I know that, and It makes me very unoasy. Why does he stay there? It is not the season." "Are you afraid of Monte Carlo? I don't think you need be. Mr. Hugh Savllle never was Inclined to gamble." "I am afraid of something much worse a designing woman." "Indeed!" And Mr. Rawson glanced curiously at her. "Yes." continued Mrs. Savllle, strok ing the little dog'a head thoughtfully. "When he was abroad some time ago he made the acquaintance of a horrid old gambling, disreputable friend of Lord Everton'. This man has a daugh ter, and I heard accidentally that liugh was a great deal with her. When my son returned I warned him nga'itvt such penniless adventurers. He laugh ed In an odd, bitter way, and said, 'Don't trouble yourself, my dear moth er, MUs HllUfi would not look at me.' I at once saw unto deep achemo In this; don't youf "Well, I can't possibly Bay; there are so many sides to human nature feminine human nature especially. The yoxing lady must.be rather pecu liar If she would not look at Mr. Hugh Savllle. I ah mi Id war he was rather a ' ykaaant objects" "I know yon are fond of Hugh, Mr. Rawson; your regard for him strength ens the old ties that your excellent service has created." "Humph!" said Rawson to himself, "does she think I am her footman?" "Yes," he observed, "your son was a true friend to my poor wild lad. It's owing to him that he Is what he IS now, and has a chance of a respect able life." "I am very glad he was of use to your son," returned Mrs. Savllle, with an air of Infinite superiority. "But, Mr. Rawson, do you not think Hugh's answer evasive?" "Mr. Hugh Savlllo Is never evasive. He may have been a little huffed with the young lady." "Then she was on the track of some other prey," said Mrs. Savllle, scorn fully. "I nave an admirable match for Hugh, desirable In every way; so, when I found he had wandered back to Nice and was lingering there, I felt not a little uneasy." "Did you say the young lady's name is Hilton?" asked Rawson, suddenly. "Yes; her father Is, or calls himself, Captain Hilton." "Then I don't think you need dis tress yourself. I saw the death of a Captain Hilton about a fortnight ago In a newspaper. He died somewhere In France, but not at Nice. I noticed the name because oh, because I have heard Lord Everton speak of him." "How can you tell If it be the same?" Mrs. Savllle was beginning, with great animation, when the butler appeared, carrying on a salver a large envelope bearing the inscription "On Her Majesty's Service" and addressed to Lieutenant Hugh Savllle. "This Is some appointment for my son," cried Mrs. Savllle. "I knew it would come In this unexpected way. Is It not maddening that he should be absent?" As she spoke, she tore the letter open and glanced at it, and ex claiming, "Yes, as I thought!" handed it to her confidential adviser. He took it, and read as follows: "Admiralty, Whitehall, July 20. "Sir I have the honor to inform you that you are appointed to H. M. S. Vortlgern, Flag-ship of Admiral Ward law, on the WeRt Indian Station. "You will proceed by the Mail leav ing Southampton on the 2Clh instant for Port Royal, Jamaica. "If II. M. S. Vortlgern has left, you will report yourself to the Senior Na val Officer, from whom you will get directions where to Join your ship. "I have the honor to be, sir, yoijr obedient servant, ' "ROBERT, BROWN, "Secretary to the Admiralty." "To Lieutenant Hugh Savllle, "Stafford Square, S. W." "There, that is Just the opening Hugh has wished for lieutenant of the flag-phlp on the West Indian Sta tion. Why, if this threatened rupture with Russia comes to anything, the West Indian squadron would most probably be ordered to the Black Sea nothing .Is more probable; then he might have a chance of distinguishing himself. I want to see my Bon an ad miral! How infinitely provoking that he should be absent!" "You must telegraph to him without a moment's loss of time,'' said Air. Rawson. "If he starts to-morrow, or to-night, why, he'll be here In thirty six hours. Very little time need be lost. Shall I wire for you?" "Oh, yes, please; and reply to this, too. Let them know he Is coming." "Well, there Is little danger of your son being caught now, Mrs. Savllle. If Venus herself had her hand on hlra he must break away, when such a sum mons may mean fighting. Good morn ing. Leave the telegraph to me, and accept my best congratulations." Mr. Rawson bowed himself out. Mrs. Savllle mechanically rose and rang the bell. Then she stood In thought for a minute, and rang again. This time the butler presented him self. "Atkins," said his mistress, "I px pect Mr. Hugh on Wednesday or Thursday. He will only stay to col lect his luggage, and goes on to Join the ship to whicn he has Just been ap pointed. I want you to look out hlj chest and all his things. Let me knew whatever you can see is wanting, and order the carriage immediately after lunch. Send Jessop to mo. I really think I might as well go to the Mont gomerys' this evening," she thought "I feel so relieved. (To be continued.) Horses In Australia. "Australia furnished the American army in the Philippines most of its horses," said General Hoad, Inspector of the Australian forces, to a Wash ington Post reporter. "We sent hundreds of animals into the islands, and from all reports they gave excellent satisfaction. At the time of the Boer war Australia sent 13,000 troops to South Africa, and nearly all the horses that aceompa nled our soldiers were two-thirds thoroughbred. The thoroughbred horse is probably not adapted to army ser vice, but I firmly believe that the in Jectlon of thoroughbred blood is the secret of the development of the ideal cavalry horse. I know that our sol dtcrs prefer a norse that lias some thoroughbred blood In him. "It is a well-known fact that in the Civil War In this country the Coufed crates gained a great early advantage because they were mounted on thor oughbreds, but after the Federal troops had secured some of the high blooded horses, they turned the ta hies. In Australia we believe in en couraglng the Improvement of the racehorse, and I regret to hear that in America some of the states have passed legislation that Is inimical to the thoroughbred. Our race courses la .Melbourne, Sydney and other large cities in Australia are patronised by thousands of people, and it Is not the betting feature that attracts the ma Jorlty ot onlookers, but a desire to see the contests of sliced and stami na." narltrrahop II r parte. Customer ihavlug face steamed) Gee whiz! that towel is hot! Barber Yes, 1 know; but I couldn't hold it any longer. Puck. Two thirds of the native population ot Vganda has been wiped out by the sleeping sickness la seven years. HOW ST. JOIITT WAS STUNO. H'lrlely-Unoirn Khiiim r.I-f.oTrrnn Fnlla a Vrey to a Sharper, John P. St. John, former Governoi ef Kansas, won the bir.nd of the "easy mark" recently when he "fell" for the game of a confidence man on the Rork Island train between Wichita and Topcka, says a St. Louis newsr paper. As a renult he 13 $10 poorer In real perfectly good money, and murh richer In actual experience. Mr. St. John was seated In the chair car watching the landscape when a much-perturbed and listless man en tered. Tl;e hatless man dropped Into a seat beside the Governor. "I was told," he said, "that I could buy a money order on the train. Now I lind that I cannot. ' I don't know what I am going to do. I must send this money to my sister, and I have cn!y a hlg bunch of small bills. It won't do to put them In an envelope." Governor St. John rose to the bait Just as if he had never braved the dangers of such great cities as Topeka and Wichita. "I can let you have two twenties," he said. The offer was accepted. Mr. St. John produced the two twenties and the stranger handed 'over a roll in return. Seeing that he was dealing with a stranger, Mr. St. John care fully counted the contents of the roll. He found that it contained seven $1 bills and one $5 bill. "You have made a mistake," he said. "There Is not enough money here." The stranger, who In the meantime had placed the two twenties in an en velope and sealed it, was all apologies. "That Is a Joke on my wife," he explained. "She gave me the roll and lold mo that there was 140 in it. Here, you Just hold this envelope while I r;o bark and get the rest of the inor.ey. The Governor put the envelope in Ills pocket and resumed his study ot Ihe landscape. Finally he bethought lilm that the stranger had never come hack. Then Mr. St. John opened the envelope. It contained only two pieces rf tissue paper. SHORT METER SERMONS. Libert j-. We must not confuse liberty with inarchy. Liberty is the handmaid of, law. Rev. Murdoch McLeod, Presby lertr.n, Tacoma, Wash. S input h y. Sympathy glows and throbs and nielt3 the generation and achieves the leform. Rev. N. Dwlght Hlllls, Con nregr.tlonalh.t, Brooklyn. Thinita ew anil Old. When Ihe church stops her attempts to brln;.; forth things new and old, she will dio. Rev. William H. Day, Con gregationalist, Los Angeles. Determining; Factor. The determining factor in all that make3 a man Is within himself and not In mere privilege or opportuunlty. Rev.,P, A. Simpson, Congregational 1st. Salt Lake City. (lift of Friendship. Tho gift of friendship Is something that strikes deeper and lasts longer than mere gifts of material things. Rev. Harmon H. McQuIlkln, Presby terian, San Jose, Col. Secret of Valncs. The soul Is the center and secret of all that we call valuable. Take out the soul and you bankrupt the busi ness of the world. Rev. Charles C. Woods, Episcopalian, Fresno, Cat ( hrlat'a Teachlnm. Religious persecution, ecclesiastical schisms, and fratricidal woes are ap parent contradictions of the very es sence of the teachings of Christ. Rev. M. LeRoy Burton, Congregatlonallst, New Haven. Exclusive Hellulon. Our religion is an exclusive one; as exclusive as light is exclusive of dark ness; as inertia is exclusive of mo mentum; as life Is exclusive of death. Rev. David J. Burrell, Reformed, New York. F.Tll Combination. Cards, whisky and immorality con stitute a combination, together with evil companions, that will blight the character and damn the soul of any young man. Rev. S. H. C. Burgln, Methodist, San Antonio, Tex. Oar Duty. It is our duty to maintain the dig nity of our manhood and live clean and upright lives, no matter what the maudlin sentiments of the world may be in this regard Rev. T. J. McDon ald, Roman Catholic, Utlca, N. Y. AcblcTlna;. Every advance In human history fol lowed the heroic struggle of the soul airalnst mighty temptations, or the dauntless search of man after the un known or hidden things. Rev. Weston Bruner, Baptist. San Antonio, Tex. K nowlrdare. The heart knowledge of Jehovah is Immensely important. In fact, human ity cannot properly know anything else without knowing this. Jehovah is the center of the unlverte and everything we come to know in this world or the next must have to do with him. Je hovah is the heart of all Bible doc trines, and to know them is to know what he thinks. Humanity cai.not find lence of mind, heart, or body without this learning Kev. Mark B. Shaw, Baptist. San Bernardino, Cal. line iv Whnt !! W Talking- About. A member of tho Nebraska Legisla tion wns maklnc a speech on some momentous question and, la conclud lug. said: "In the words of Daniel Webster, who wrote the dictionary. Give me liberty ci give me death:'" One of his colleagues pulled at hli coat and whispered: "itantel Webster did noi write the dictionary; It was Noah." "Noah nothing," repeated the speak r; "Noah built the ark." Obje.'la of (ionrrul Intercut. '"Those flashy Vau Punks have mof ei. Do you know where they went?" "That's the very thing their unhap py landlord asked me." Cleveland I PUlu Dculnr. THE THREE TRIALS. Thr-y all led out of my Vale of Youth A white path over the hill, A whUperlng stream, end a spire of amik In the windless dawning chill. Tup white road led to the Towers of Gain, The river, to Far Romance P. ut the way of the smoke was lost, I thought, In the void of heaven's expanse. Now I am bfcck from the Towers of Gain, And little I brought away; My river Is long gone dry ; but here In the windless twilight gray Is tho heavenward trail of old ; and soon, With my pilgrim-staff In hand, I go, a pillar of smoke my guide, To look for the Promised IjhuA. Youth's Companion. Darklnson put on his coat and pick ed up his hat and stick with graceful deliberation. Afterward, when he could think quite clearly, ho felt a glow of satis faction about his method of taking his departure. He told himself that she' certainly must have wondered at his marvelous self-control. He remem bered how he had shaken her hand casually with his spoken good-nigh quite as any ordinary caller would have done, had smiled in his best so ciety manner and then had departed In good order. He remembered all these points be cause a little before his departure he had proposed to Miss Ryder and his proposal had been refused. Some men when they are refused by the woman on whom they have cen tered their affections lose their heads and either rave or else ignomlniously GAZING INTO THE BLUEST EYES. bolt away. Darklnson was very glad that he had behaved so admirably. He rather wondered that he had so dis tinguished himself, because, of course, his heart was broken. He had known It as he went down the Ryder steps and had accepted the fact quietly, aa one accepts the fate of having a crook ed nose or green eyes or a grandfather who was hanged for horse stealing with resignation to inevitable forces instead of making foolish and futile remonstrances. Still, a blasted life and mangled af fections were much more serious than any of the other afflictions mentioned Darklnson quite realized what his la mentable condition meant and what was before him in the long years to come. While the rest of the human race lived on and enjoyed existence he was doomed to walk solitary and desolate until old age enveloped him with the oblivion of falling faculties. Not for him were the warm fireside and obstreperous cooks and a devoted wife In frilly house gowtis nothing but the cold Joys of the club and saturnine existence hemmed In with push buttons and menials to Jump at his bidding. He saw himself growing older and more cynical and more lone ly. Probably the younger fellows such as he was now would call him Old Grouch. He felt a sudden spasm of pity for the man at the clt b who now bore that dubious title. Probably years ago his heart had been broken. Well, Darklnson understood now and the next time he had occasion to Bhake 014 Grouch's hand he resolved to put a hearty, sympathetic pressure into the clasp and look Into Old Grouch's eyes with the sad gaze of one who at last knows! Darklnson noted with bitter satisfac tion that the cigar he had mechani cally lighted as he walked along had no flavor. That alone proved how he suffered. His whole being was par alyzed, blighted. Of course things would never be the same again and he felt mournfully, regretfully, that it was but the natural outcome of his crushed affections. If Francesco had been an ordinary girl the blow would not have been so complete, but she was the most exceptional and he could never get over losing her. He had loved her from the very first with a completeness of devotion that he mod estly felt should have brought hlra a better fate. She had been rather nice to him In what she had said, but he felt that she had failed to understand just what she was doing when she had told him he never could marry him. Doubtless she thought he was merely one of the many men of Indifferent qualities of heart and mind who had fluttered around her. She had not looked below tho surface and seen that here was on or tnose neings wno love out once wholly and forever, and who, falling in their deep aspirations, never recov er from the loss, but live to the eiu! with a gnawing regret In their tor tured bosoms, lending them that sad dened look which attends everlasting heartbreak. Francesca surely would not have gpoke" oo promptly, with such finality, if she had understood how hideous was the sentence she waa pronouncing up on a man who was young and vigorous and hitherto full of happiness and hope. It was only half an hour ago that hla doom had been pronounced and yet Darklnson noted that he walked slowly, languidly and felt no aim In life. Such waa his fate! In the dark ness he smiled with dreadful bitter ness. So be It he waa a man and he eould bear it. No one should ever know from hla "pi why he trod hla IIS E1MIE GLOOM 1 say dally path so unsmlllngly, 10 Kleil. ' and shunned Boclety, devoting hlmselt to his books and his sad thoughts. He wdndeTed how many years it would be before he could forget how dl3tractlngly Francesco's hair curled about her ears or how long her eye lashes were. Always, he supposed, the scent of violets would bring back the pain. Francesco had worn a large bunch of violets that evening and he wondered suddenly who had sent them to her. Some one was always certain to be showering flowers or candy on Francesca nhe was that fascinating kind of girl. It would seem odd to him never again to order things for her from the florist or the confection er. Darklnson ran full into SImonds as he rounded a corner. "Hello!" said SImonds, cheerfully. 'Come on with me to my cousin s. She's got a girl visiting her who Is a regular peach, and there's a chafing dish supper of some kind!" "No, thank you," said Darklnson, gently. SImonds, of course, could nof be expected to understand that he was speaking to a man with a broken heart. "Oh, come on!" SImonds insisted. "You'v no other engagement, have you? You'll be crazy about her!" Darklnson smiled sadly. SImonds was dragging him toward the elevated station and he went because it really didn't matter. Nothing mattered anj more, and he had to go somewhere. One hour later Darklnson was gash ing into the bluest eyes he had ever seen and listening entranced to a votes which reminded him of nightingales. Ho had forgotten there were others in the room who might like to talk to SImonds' cousin's guest if they could get the chance. She wore a big bnnchi of violete, but he never knew it, for he was watching her face. Strange feelings were clutching his heart. For Darklnson was only 23. His heart, after all, was too elastic to break, as he discovered after a few more evenings. Chicago Daily News. HOLLAND'S HEBOIC AGE. Her Illatorr Teems Tvlth Account! of Her Stlrrlna; Deeds. The Dutch have fought for what they own, and they have been among the greatest fighters that the world has ever seen. j For a thousand years the Dutch fought the sea waves and the river floods, and they dyked their land. which, js lower than, the ocean. Dur- ng this time also they were Sghtinii the hardly less persistent and pitiless human enemies that assailed them. And yet the whole kingdom of the Netherlands with Its eleven provinces, which is more than a third as large again as the original Dutch United States of the sixteenth century, is less than half the size of South Carolina.' These Dutch in some respects were the strangest people that Europe ever knew, for while displaying a most as tonishing capacity for war on land and sea, they were converting a mud- hole into a garden, and their inven tions of useful means to healthful and abundant living, from the plow in ita modern form to the thimble, were landmarks in the history of European civilization. The Dutch developed their extraor dinary capacity as fighters In their prolonged resistance to the Spanish tyranny which in extent and ferocity is almost unparalleled in history. Thla resistance was the more remarkable jr and the success that finally crowned it the more astonishing when we con sider the resources of Spain, then the first power in the world. This was In the latter half ' the sixteenth century, and by the begin ning of the seventeenth cent iry tha Dutch had created a fleet that made them the first naval power of the world, and with which their hardy and daring seamen swept the most distant seas of Spanish commerce. There was a long truce with Spain and then a renewal of the war, when the Netherlands attacked the Spanish possessions in the East Indies and laid the foundations of the Dutch empire In that part of the world. WHT THE JEW SAVES. At a London Meeting- Dlahop Step ney Gives the Reason. The Bishop of Stepney, speaking at the annual meeting of the East Lon don fund for the Jews, held at Church house, Westminster, said he believed that the Jew's love of money was part ly due to the very terror which had come upon him through the age-long hunting, the London Mail says. He -hoarded because we had thieved and he saved because he never knew when and where he might be stranded In destitution. He believed that we were largely to blame for the Jew's tenacity in regard to money. The Bishop of London said that they had met in support of the most unpop ular, the most difficult and yet the most repaying work connected with the church of England. It was unpopular for three reasons. Some people did not like the Jews at all, and would have nothing to do with them. Others felt that, as the Jews had a religion, why should they Interfere with It? Othei-3, again, thought they ought not to uso the fact that they were showing hospitality to a people to force a religion upon them. He would like to answer those threo things. In the first place, no Chris tian had any right to dislike theJews; Christ, when he came to earth, saw fit to be born a Jew. As to the Jews having a religion, we were paying the greatest honor to that religion by r.howlng them tho completion of It, the coping stone. With regard to the hospitality argument, we were. In of fering them Christianity, offering them the best we had got. The Jews had wonderful energy and wonderful power, and if they could be won over they would mako the Jewish portion of East London the most forward and spiritual rf all. Power of Worila. "That poor child is surferlug from noutalgla." "'Tain't nothln' of the sort. She's Just homesick." Baltimore American. The teeth of a squirrel will pent) Uate deeper than those of a do.