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The Story of a Love Behind
a Th rone.
Copyright, 1901, by Herbert S. Stone & Co.
-J- s v -j S 'S V I
S) nopI of Vrrmline C'lmptcr.
C.r'r.fall Lorry, a yours? in of wealth wA a
Ur. r.uar-1- th? a.-t-!.ur.-1 exr-rr? at Den
ver. He exte rn a f Vioiu trip, bit rinds a ins
tfiioii:; aai beautiful your.g wotr.an on the train
ho Ir.tereMs him and. is evi.h r.tly a f.-.i eigner.
31 1 umM t- irii ncythi.v at-oat her Ihe
train U stot.j-.1 throuuh an zcUUnl to th engirt-,
aril th mvten-jus you.-.g wyir.an is lett
rWiinl nhen it re um a Us jurn-y. -dr. L.frry
voluntarily MS a:."-, th-utl. he pret'-iKl thit
U a an a.'n!. Mr. la ry u .e .1 in K't
t:r th train t.!I at the nation lour m:ls
way aril the tvr., take a will ri over the
mountain Th-ir relations Income friendly ana
t!.. jnl tellj him ti-r ram i Gce r.skxker
and that eh' is frem IMlwei-s. the capital or
iraustark. a country of which h- ha never
hoard. On th tr;tin azain ho mate the ae-juair.tan-j
r f th girl'd um i" and aunt, m
w-.o.e cjtr.rry she travflh.fr. and cioei his
bet tr taMih himself in their pel graces.
Th ej-jgsensIje'.PM t-pend a day In Washington,
whi-h in Mr. Lrry'j home, and he (Joes t tie
h.nnor?. amoiuf : tie r tlunus taKiim the youn
woman out to drive ant clmwlng himself chvi
ojly In luve. The visitors Lav lor New York
with tna tr.tf-nlion cf palling immediately for
TTjrope. Aftfr th.dr departure Lorry U unaMe
t 8t:!e dow n to business. Icnmff restless ar.l
jnoo!v. and before the end of cumincr all Uv
T!jrrp with th iurioe of viitin? t!Jfelweiw.
lu I'aris h m-ts an old to!t-i friend. Harry
An?uih. wliu is romantic and ready for ad
vntuie, and arranges t actuinpany him
on hi." sar h f'-r V. is IukkRsIo kf r. After a
Koo-1 deal of difficulty they find that Iraustark
a tiny rrlJitiality In th mountainous rfKi;"
on Austria's rf ai'itf 't ror I-r. lMeivvr is-;, a ity
f TS.O'-j. i its capital and mtropolia. When
they reach thre th-y ftnd many noldiers in "vi-c'Ti'-e.
and th-v themHlvea attract much atten
tion hy their distinguished appearance and fr :n
th fact that thy arc Anierlcar.s. but they rind
r, pop!e in tli place nam 1 ;u?r-r.s!rckrr.
Next day. in ?trolIln alout the street, an ele
tai:t carriage drawn hy KJ.vly caparisoned white.
J.or-et; uttrats their attnt!on. and one of the
seated therein proves to ie Mi-s tJupren-'io-'ker.
?he j-hows much surpriA at the siht
Lorry, out later &ends him u note ?ettir. an
hour of th nxt day for him and hl f 1 1 0 1 1 i
to cali at her ho'ne with an attendant who will
tome for him. The same r.isht Iany and An
jh overhear a plot to rob the palace and
hduit the ir;ns. The chirf i-or.j-pirator U
dJresüed as Mi. ha !. Lorry and Anguish, belns
arrnd. rtsol to frusf-atc the plot and tave Iiil
jrinceris. They Kain enuar.ee to th- palace. One
of the icns-piratoi-s is Uanm-i. a pala-e Kiiarti.
l.rry and Aixuiih become separated. Lorry,
hearin foottet-.-, onet-ahs himself and pas--s
throuU a .I.!-. fii:di:nc hii.uei: in a sk-piii-r
room. A woman sp.-aks. hc- tells him she is
the princes, lie itMi-lores hr to be quiet, tells
her that there is a plot against her and that
h will !hv her; thut he is Oreuftall Lorry,
fins his face t-he truts aril obeys. 1 he
j!ir:cea u -Miss Uug,'chilock-i . Dannox. the
pecial suard. who is one of the traitors. entcr3
und trik-i lrry lrmniit-le. Aricuihh appears
on the ?ceue and after hun lUrmi Danxloss.
hier f po'i. e. with h f.;uad of men. He had
t-uP-oted tne Amri. an- of evii designs and
had followed them to the tastl.-. He- ha. tho
onsplratcrj instantly taken o;it and shot, with
out thinking hrst to extort from them a con
f.lon as to th Identity of thir leader, named
Michael, who ha es. ape.l. Lorry, recover in
ulywlv from Y. injury, i.-' kept in the palac
mid mad much of by the prim-ess and h.-r
nn. le and aunt. L.rry falls more d ply in love
than eT. but reliz-s the liopelebucs-s of his
uit. While ho wa3 htill confined to Iiis room
the princess rarr.e in alone on one occasion to
" him. nr..! her kindness catted him to furget
his ptudcr.ee ard confess his love f r hr. he
admits a regard for him. hut tlls him that the
sf:'ectlri is hop-l 3 und that th y must forget
it. ,S-i has liowt-ver. arranged that he and
Ar.S'ii.li hal ! guest.- at the palace as lon
as th-y hhall stay in IMelweihS.
n.rTi:u ah.
A A'r and Its t'nsiciiir neon.
Lurry was removed to another room be
fore dinner, as she had promised.
After they had dined the two stranaers
were left alone for several hours. Anguish
regaled his friead with an enthusiastic dis
sertation. di the charms of one Countess
Das mar. lady-in-waiting to the princess.
In conclusion he siid a'owinfcly. Iiis cigar
having: been ut for half an hour or more
becMii.se his euerpy had b-on ppent in an
idher direction:
"You haven't seen much of her, Lorry,
but I tell you flir is rare. And she's not
betrothed to at y of these confounded
4 ounts or dukes either. They all adore her
hut she's not committed."
"How do you know all this?" demanded
J.orry. who but half heard through his
"Asked her, of course. I low in thunde r do
you suppose V"
"And you've known her but a day? Well,
011 are proKres.-ive."
"Oh. perfectly natural conversation, you
know," explained Anyuish. composedly.
"She brsan it by askinc me if I were mar
ried, and I said I 'wasn't even encased.
Then I asked her if she were married You
mo. from the title, you can't tell whether
a countess is married or s-'hikIc. t?h said
he wasnt. ami I promptly and very prop
erly expressed my imazement. )5y Jove,
hin- ha a will and a mind of her own, that
j oiniK' woman h is. She s not Kohi to mar
ry until she finds a man of the right sort
which is rd'rchin:. I like to hear a irl
talk like that, especially a pretty sirl who
can deal in princes, counts and all kindd of
nobility when it comes to a matrimoni.il
trade. I'.y Jove, l'rii sorry for the princess,
"Srry for the princess? Why?" asked
the other, alert at once.
"Oh, just because it's not in her power to
be 50 independent. The countess says she
t ries every night when she thinks of what
the po.r Riri has to contend with."
"Tell me about it."
"1 don't know ans thins to tell. I'm not
Interested in the princess, and I didn't have
the nerve to ask many questions. I do
know. ho-.eer, tint sh- is jo-ins to have
mi nnplea.-ant matrimonial alliance forced
tipon lur in some way."
"That is usual."
"That's, what I gather from the countess.
Iaybe you in pump the countess and Kt
all oii want to know in connection with
the matter. It's a pretty serious state of
affairs. 1 should say, or she wouldn't be
wccpins; through sympathy."
Lorry recalled a part of the afternoon's
wectly dangerous eonvcr.-atlen and the
perspiration stood odd and damp on his
"Well, old man. you've chased Miss tJuj;
t;enshnker to earth only to lind her an im
possibility. Pretty hples for you. Lorry,
but don't let it break you up completely.
We can p back home after a while and
you will forget her. A countess, of course,
Is different."
"Harry, 1 know it i downright madness
for me to act like this."' said Lorry, his
jaws set and his hands clenched as he
rai.-td himself to his dhow-. "You don't
kr.ow how much I love her."
"Your nerve is to be admired, but well.
I'm sorry for you."
"Thanks for your sympathy. I suppose
I'll ncd it." and Im j-.tnk b.uk loomily.
Anguish v .t ! risht absurdly ri.nht.
There was a rap at the door and Anguish
hasten.! to op n it. A servant haiuhd him
Count llalfoiit's card.
"Shall We' sie the old boy?" asked Ilarrv.
"Ye s. yes." responded the oih. r. The
servant understood the sin made by An-Ki::-h
and disappeared. "Diplomatie call, 1
"He t!:e prime minister. 1 understand.
"Well, we'll diplonie with him until bedtime,
If he c ares to stay. I'm settin- nth. r m-cu.-tomcd
to the nobility. Tiiy an- not so
bad, after all. Jriend!y and all that
Ah. R'W'd c enir.. jour excellency! We- are
The count had entered the room and was
advamins- toward t!. . j!t tall, easy and
the p rsonioY it ion of cordiality.
"I could not retire until I had sati.-tied
noxdf as to .Mr. Lorry's condition j,
coinfoit." said I.e. in hi bioktii IhilisJi.
He sitd him .1' n.'.ir the couch and ,n,t
hharp. anxious es 0,1 th recumbent pj;
urc. "Oh. he ü all Höht." Vuluiitccrcd Aliuuish.
readily. "He able to 50 into battle again
"That is the way with you aggressive
American. I am told. They never Rive up
until they are dead." said the count, cour
teously. "Your head is better?"
"It does not pain me as it did, and I'm
sure I'll bo able to Kn out to-morrow'.
Thank youvery much for your interest."
said I,orr.v. "May I inquire after the health
of the Countess Halfont? The excitement
of last night has not had an unpleasant
effect. I hope."
"She is with the princess, and both are
quite well. Since our war, gentlemen,
(iraustark women have nothing to acquire
in the way of courage and endurance. You,
of cour.-e. know nothing of the horrors of
that war."
"J'.ut we would be thankful for the story
of it, your excellency. War is a hobby of
mine. I read every war scare that gets into
print." said Anguish, eagerly.
"We, of flraiistark. at present have every
reason to recall the last war and bitterly
to lament its ending. The war occurred just
fifteen years ago but will the recital tire
you. Mr. Lorry? I came to spend a few mo
ments socially and not to go Into history.
At any other time I shall be "
"It will please and not tire me. I am
deeply interested. Pray go on." Lorrj; has
tened to say. for he was interested more
than the count suspected.
"Fifteen years ago Prince Clanlook, of
this principality the father of our Yetive
became incensed over the depredations of
the Axphain soldiers who patrolled our bor
der on the north. He demanded restitution
for the devastation they had created, but
was refused. (Jraustark is a province com
prising some eight hundred square miles
of the be?t land in this part of the world.
Our neighbor is smaller in area and popula
tion. Our army was better equipped, but
not so hardy. For several months the fight
ing in the north was: in our favor, but the
result was that our forces were finally
driven back to Kdelweiss, hacked and bat
tered by the fierce thousands that came
over the border. The nation was staggered
by the shock, for such an outcome had not
been considered possible. We had been too
conlident. Our soldiers were sick and worn
by six months of hard fighting, and the
men. of Kdel weiss the merchants, the la
borers and the nobility itself flew to arms
in defense of the city. For over a month we
fought, hundreds of our best and bravest
citizens going down to death. They at last
began a bombardment of the city. To-day
you can see the marks on nearly every
house in Kdelweiss. Hundreds of graves In
the valley to the south attest the terrors
of that siege. The castle was stormed, and
I'rinco Oanlook, with many of the chief
men of the land, met death. The prince was
killed hi front of the castle gate?, from
which he had sallied in a last, brave at
tempt to beat off the conquerors. A bronze
statue now marks the spot on which he
fell. The princess, his wife, was my sister,
and as I held the portfolio of finance, it
was through me that the city surrendered,
bringing the siege to an end. Fifteen years
ago this autumn the 2t.it h of November, to
bo explicit tho treaty of peace was signed
in Sofia. We were compelled to cede a por
tion of territory in the far northeast, valu
able for its mines. Indemnity was agreed
upon by the peace commissioners, amount
ing to WXv.Oimj gavvos, or nearly $:ffjjO,VJ
in your money. In fifteen years this money
was to be paid, with interest. On the 20th
of November, this year, the people of
Graustark must pay L'S.Oeo ihhj gavvos. The
time is at hand, and that is why we recall
the war so vividly. It means the bankrupt
cy of the nation, gcntlemea."
Neither of his listeners spoke for some
moments. Then Lorry broke the silence.
"You mean that the money cannot bo
raised?" P.e asked.
"It is not in our treasury. Our people
have been ta- so Purely in rebuilding
tluir homes n recuperating from the
effect of t'at dreadful invasion that they
have been unable to pay the leies. You
must ivmemher that we are a small nation
and resourcehss. gentlemen. Your nation
couid secure J.vmi.) in one hour for the
mere asking. To us it is like a death blow.
I am not betraying a state secret in telling
you of the sore straits in which we arc
Placed, for eery man in the nation has
been made cognizant of the true condi
tion?, we arc all facing It together."
There was something so quietly heroic in
his manner that both mm feit pity. An
guish, looking at the military figure, asked:
"You fought through the war, your ex
cellency?" "I resigned as minister, sir, to go to the
front. I was in the first battle and I was in
tin last." he said, simply.
"And the princess--tlie present ruler, I
mean, was a mere child at that time. When
did she succeed to the throne?" asked
"Oh. the- Krrat world does not remember
our little history! Within a year after the
death of Prime Canlook. his wife, my sis
ter, passed away, dying of a broken heart
I Her daughter, their only child, was. ac
cording to our custom, crowmd at once.
She has reigned for fourteen years, and
wisely since assuming full power. Fur 'three
years she has bee n ruler do facto. She has
been frugal, and has done all in her power
to meet the shadow that is descending."
"And what is Uic alternative in case the
Indemnity is rot paid?" asked Lurry,
breathlessly, for he saw something bright
in the approac hing calamity.
"The cession of all that part of (Jraus
tark lying north of I-Mel weiss, including
fourteen towns, all of our mines and out
most productive farming and grazing
lands. In that event (Jraustark will be no
larger than one of the Kood-sized far- in
your western country. There will be noth
ing left for the Princess Yetive to rule
save a tract so small that the word princi
pality will he a travesty and a jest. This
city and twenty-five miles to the south, a
strip about I'd miles long. Think of it!
Twcnty-iie by löo miles, and jet called a
principality! Once' the- proudest and most
prosperous slate in the east, considering
Its siz. rcdue-d to th.it! Ach, gentlem-m
ge-ntl -me-n! I cannot think of it without
tearing ut a heart-string and suffering
such pains as mortal man has never en
dured. 1 lived in (Jrausta rk's days of
wealth, power and supremacy; cjod has
condemned me to Jive in the day. of her de
pendency, weakness and poverty. lls
talk no more- of this unpleasant subject."
His h-arers piiied the frank, proud old
man from tin bottoms of thir hearts. He
had told them the sto-y with the- candor
and simpiieiiy of a child, admitting weak
ness and despondency. Still In- 5at erct and
deiiant. Ids fat e white and drawn, las r.x
ur Migg -stint the famous pi-, ture of the
stag at bay.
"Willir.g'y. oar excellency. m';h c it is
li-taste fid t- oii. I hop -, however, von
w ill permit me to ak how much j ou are
hört of the amount." said Lorrj consid
erately J et eurioli. l v.
"Our minister of finance, Uaspou, win be
nie to prodme hftctu millim g.tvvos at
the stated : ,me far from enough. This
amount has been sucked from the people
from excessive levj', and has been hoarded
for the dreaded clay. Try as we would, it
has been impossible to raise the full
amount. Th people have been bled and
have responded noblj', sacrificing every
thing to meet the treaty terms honorably,
but th strain has boen too great. Our army
has cost us large sums. We have strength
ened our defenses, and could, should we go
to war, defeat Axphain. Hut we have our
treatj' to honor; we could not take up arms
to save ourselves from that honest bond.
Our levies have barely brought the amount
necessary to maintain an army large
enough to inspire respect among those who
are readj- to leap upon us the instant we
show the least sign of distress. There are
about us powers that have held aloof from
war with us simply because we have awed
them with our show of force. It has been
our safeguard, and there is not a citizen of
Graustark who objects to the manner in
which state affairs are conducted. They
know that our army is an economy at anj
price. Until last spring we were confident
that we could raise the full amount due
Axphain, but the people; in the rural dis
tricts were unable to meet the levies on ac
count of the panic that came at a most un
fortunate time. That is why we were hur
rying home from your country, Mr. Lorrj-.
Gaspon had cabled the princess that affairs
were in a hopeless condition, begging her
to come home and do what she could in a
final appeal to the people, knowing the
love they had for her. She came, and has
seen these loyal subjects offer their lives
for her and for Graustark, but utterly un
able to give what they have not money.
She asked them if she should disband the
armj and there was a negative wail from
one end of the land to the other. Then the
army agreed to serve on half pay until all
was tided over. Tublic officers are giving
their services free, and manj' of our
wealthy people have advanced loans on
bonds, worthless as they may seem, and
still we have not the required amount."
"Cannot the loan be extended for a few
years?" asked Lorry, angrj- with the ruler
in the north, taking the woes of (Jraus
tark as much to heart as if they were his
"Not one daj!.Not In London, Paris nor
Lorry lay back and allowed Anguish to
lead the conversation into other channels.
The count remained for half an hour, say
ing, as he left, that the princess and his
wife had expressed a desire to be remem
bered to their guests.
The princess has spent the evening with
the ministers of finance and war, and her
poor head, I doubt not, is racking from the
effects of the consultation. These are
weighty matters for a girl to have on her
hands," solemnly stated the count, pausing
for an instant at the door of the apartment.
After he had closed it the; Americans
looked long and thoughtfully at each other,
each feeling a respect for the grim old
gentleman that they had never felt for
man before.
"So thej- are In a devil of a shape,"
mused Anguish. "I tell you, (Iren, I never
knew anything that made me feel so badly
as does the trouble that hangs over that
girl and her people. A week ago I wouldn't
have cared a rap for Graustark, but to
night I feel like weeping for her."
"There seems ' to be no help for her,
either," said Lorry, reflectively.
"Graustark, you mean?"
"No I mean yes, of course who else?"
demanded the other, who certainly had not
meant Graustark.
"I believe, confound your selfish soul,
you'd like to see the nation, the crown and
everything else taken away from this help
less, harassed child. Then you'd have a
chance." exclaimed Anguish, pacing: the
floor, half angrily, half encouragingly.
"Don't say that. Harry, don't say that.
Don't accuse me of it, for I'll confess I had
In my heart that meanest of longings the
selfish, base, heartless hope that you have
guessed. It hurts me to be accused of it,
though, so don't do it again, old man. I ll
put away the miserable hope, if I can, and
I'll pray God that she may find a way out
of the difficulty.".
They went to sleep that night. Anguish
at once. Lorry not for hours, harboring a
determination to learn more about the con
dition of affairs touching: the people of
Graustark and the heart of their princess.
ITo be Continued on Saturda.v.
n(iLAM)'s iii:$i:ttim; sis.
Lord HoelTj- on Hie; 'Tninl Gift of
London Mail.
Speaking last night as president of the
Birmingham and Midland Institut'. Lore!
Rosebery expressed the opinion that there
were few needs of tho nation more clamant
than tho need for independent thought,
though it might be that, under an appear
ance of calm and apathy, men were think
ing out tho problems that beset us. Ho
hoped that this was 30. for we needed much
thought political, commercial, and mili
taryif we were to maintain our national
power, and national power in these days
was synonymous with national safety.
In days to come, if they had not come.
empires would be formidable not so meioli
from the Immensity of their area as from
the numbers of their trained, intelligent
and educated population. Political and
commercial education were all very well,
but neither would avail without the spirit
to take advanlace of it. The nation whic h
was not progressive was retrograding,
"liest and be thankful" was a motto which
spelleel decay.
His lordship Fpoke of the restless enter
prise of the Americans, remarking that in
the new world the disdain of finality, tho
anxiety for improving the best, seemed al
meist a disease; but in Great Britain they
cemld afford 10 catch the complaint, at any
rate, in a mitigateel form, and give in ex
change some of our own self-complacency,
for complacencj' was a fatal gift. In these
clays we needed to be inoculated with some
of the nervous energy of the Americans.
We looked back with satisfaction upon
our history, and said in proverbial fashion
that there was a providence watching over
us. Did not the people see that It was
from themselves, from their passionate de
terminatiedi, if they woule', that the sus
taining and driving impulse; must come if
energy were to result? Nothing eis; would
be of avail, for even If some great era tor
should awake the echoes for a moment they
soon died aw a. v.
Leaders were all very well. They were
desirable, they were necessary, they were,
sometimes admirable, but they were not
everj'thing. They were inadequate to grap
ple with national tasks unless they had a
national force behind them. What In
would ask the people was when they want
ed a thing to want it with all their might,
that they shemld exert tluir irresistible
will power and insist that what thej- want
ed should b- done.
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Kepurts from reliable sources state that
steps are being taken to organize repre
sentatives of national bank. that have gone
out of business- in a movement to secure
from Congress legislation by which the vast
amount of government bonds and currency
which has been ling in the national treas
ury for years as Vecurity for the circulation
of such banks may be turned over to the
persons entitled to receive them.
In order to appreciate the magnitude and
importance of this movement it is neces
sary to recount briefly the method by which
national banks secure circulation. "When
such a bank desires to issue money It is re
M uircd to deposit with the United States
treasury government bonds, the jar value
ot which shall c.pial the amount of the cir
culation requested. These bonds are kept
as security for tho bank notes issued and
the notes are charged against the bank that
receives them. Formerly national banks
were allowed circulation only to the ex
tent of X) per cent, of the par value of tho
bonds deposited by them.
When a national bank fails or goes into
voluntary liquidation and requests that it
be relieved of its circulation it must gather
in and forward to tho Treasury Department
all of its notes that it can obtain. In addi
tion to this the government officials keep a
sharp lookout for notes of the particular
issue and as rapidly as they come in can
icl them and give the bank credit by the
amount of the cancelled notes. Thus far the
plan works admirably. Hut it contains a
eieleet which has for years been regarded
by national bank officials as decidedly
In case national bank notes arc buried
or destroyed in sonio manner, there is no
way by which the owners of the bank c;:n
recover their bonds to the extent of the
destroyed circulation. Under the present
system the government profits by all de
stroyed national bank circulation.
This defect has been pointed out by sev
eral controllers and treasurers of the United
Slates and has been bitterly denounced by
bankers all over the country, mit thus far
no successful concerted movement has been
started with a view to rectifying it.
The size- of the lobby that will be formed
may be guessed from the statement that
out'of the ('. and some odd national banks
which the government has chartered since
the' national banking law was enacted jtars
ago. something like i',""' arc not now iu
business. Only live national banks in the
United States are without circulation.;
among them being the ! htcher National
of Indianapolis and the Kings National of
Washington. I. C. All of these institutions
without circulation are in active buäincs-'.
So that there are in the United States the
remains of L'.wo national banks which still
have on deposit in the treasury eitii.r
bonds or greenbacks to secure circulation
of whkn no trace' can be- found. Intimat
ing that only five persons are interested
in what is left of each on? f these institution.-,
it ap;ears. that l"."c) persons will
be joined to'-tlur in a powerful effort to
s'-eaie the enactment of a remedial law
bv Congress.
"A form ed' statute that has b -en si.g
c es ted for this purpose provides that in
c ases where national banks nave b en out j
o' business for a period of twenty ycaisi
prior to tli" e nactment of the law, their o'd- J
standing circulation shall be .!.. ne . void I
if it i not prese-nteo. tor rcncmp'ion witMn
;i stated period, say two yta:s. after the
passage of tho law. The law v.oiihi al.-o
require timely publication of th names
and location of all national brinks coming
within the cope of its provisions.
The eiiacttne.it of such a law. d r. ires it.;
advocate, would at once cause p.-ople all
over th counivy to investigate their cp
j.'.os of currency to barn whether they
have anv that is required to be pre-se.v.rd
lor redemption within the presevjUo j limit,
und it banknotes had been our!"d or de
stroyed, nobody would be the worse if such
money were declared valueless.
nuuiNc tmi: civn. war.
An in estig itlon of this subject disclosed
the interesting information that much of
the lost national bank note circulation of
the country disappeaied during the civil
w a I
A; that time, as is readily recalled
bv the older ucople, little metallic munev
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was used Jn paying: tho soldiers, inasmuch
as paper money was more convenient to
handle. (Greenbacks, being promises of the
government, were good, while national
bank notes wero better, since they were
backed by bonds to a greater amount than
their face. Paymasters were "as thick as
fleas in a dog kennel," as a veteran ex
presses it, and these men carried large
amounts of paper money about the coun
try, frequently traveling by steamers and
railroad trains. Now anel then a steamboat
would catch fire or explode and sink,
which, of course, meant the destruction of
all paper money on board. In these and
countless other ways bank notes amounting
in the aggregate to goodly fortunes were,
forever lost to the business of the country.
Hut the bonds that were originally depos
ited to secure these notes could not be re
turned to their owners, in spite of the fact
that the notes could never turn up again.
Charles M. Ttobbins, of this city, is inter
ested in this movement, since he is receiver
and owner of the remaining assets of the
old First National Hank. Mr. Robbins de
clines to discuss th; movement, feigning
ignorance of it. but from persons he has
talked with it has been learned that he is
hopeful of ultimate success for the project.
It is known that if such r statute as has
been outlined above were to bo enacted by
Congress. Mr. Kohb'ns would come into an
amount of money that would be regarded
by the average individual as a snug for
tune. C
Tim OIIi;ilVAT IlAMvUlt.
lie (iron Itcmiiiiftcciit "When (lie
1 1 ii it ( I ii iv Srnunii Im leti t itined.
In view of the approach of the open sea
son for hunting game, the Observant Bank
er was asked if he ever indulged in this
form of sport. "Do I ever hunt?" he asked,
flushing perceptibly. "O yes, occasionally.
Not elephants and such like game, but
'possums and 'coons. Just look at that
scratch across my check, notice that hump
on my nose. Of course you cannot see the
strained tendon in my left leg, nor the
sprain in my back. How did it happen, did
you ask? Well, I'll tell you.
"I have a colored man working for me
on one of my farms down the river a little
way, and I tried for three consecutive Sun-
tlays to catch him at home, but his wife
would inform, me each time I inquired that
Uncle Henry had gone to Southport or
somewhere else. His mission was always
to buy a new 'dawg,' although he has
eleven dogs and thirteen children now. I
had about made up my mind to fire the old
darky, but last week a fool friend of mine
presented me with a 'coon dog that had a
pedigree several feet in length, and i de
cided te try him Sunday. The animal was
seven parts voice and one part dog and he
was guaranteed to catch a rabbit on sight.
Accordingly, last Sunday I sent the- family
to church so as to ease my conscience, and
then set forth for my farm.
"To my gratification 1 found Uncle Henry
at home. His Mawgs' were there, too. You
ought to have been there to see those ani
mals. They are the worst collection of
llea-purveyors I eve-r saw, and their va
rieties ranged from lice up. Not one of them
appeared worth 30 cents. With my hundred
dollar hound I informed Uncle Henry that
I guessed we might have something do
ing in that neighborhood shortly.
"We waited until dusk and then started
out in search of 'coons. In the meantime
Uncle Henry had got me worked up to a
veritable frenzy by lelling me that with
his two black-and-tan dogs he had caught
ihree 'possums in thirty minutes the nißht
previous and that he had put one 'possum
in a sack for me to take home. 4lat air
'possum am sweet as honey,' he ejaculated.
"After w had been oat a little while we
struck the trail of a 'possum and Henry
started after him with me just behind. I
soon found myself floundering around, fall
ing over my blooded log, which persisted
in going me wrong direction. It was no
use. The animal was a rank quitter. He
would run between my lesr, howl misr
ablv and in general humiliated me inex
pressibly. Uncle Henry's 'serub' treed the
possum in twenty minutes. I apologized
for my pedigreed animal and told Henry I
guessed I was getting too old to po 'possum
hunting and that we had better st.irt for
"When we came near the house my dog
emitted a howl that would have wakened a
dead person, and started after some furry
creature at a terrihe pace. I began to think
mavbe I had misjudged the brute when,
as 1 dashed around to the rear of the house
1 saw Aunt Hannah open the kitchen door
and throw a pan of s aiding water on the
u"g. yelling at the same time. 'Ileah. you
ornery dawg, quit chasing iat air cat.' "
A CIiII1n ThoiiKht.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A small boy whose parents wei foin.'r
residents of Cleveland. .Mr. and .Mrs.
Charles W. Hiker. nov of New York, has
a way of asking quaint questions that are
often" puzzling fr older heads. II isn't
quite tlve ears old. and. ef course-, lhis
makes explanations all the more dfrhcuit.
Recently he ald to his mother: ".Mamma,
are the angel very strong? '
"Yes, my boy. Why do you ask?''
"'Cause.' mamma, when they ;ire taking
you up to heaven it wouldn't b. a bit funny
if thev dropped you. would it?"
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American Beauty roses, said to be the
proudest bloom that grows in an Indiana
greenhouse, are to appear in all their
splendor at tho Indiana Floral Festival, to
ha held at Tomlinson Hall next week.
Hundreds of these roses arc now ready to
burst into llower in the greenhouses of In
dianapolis, and tho growers are carefully
coaxing the buds open by means of fun
light and artificial heat and say the Amer
ican Beauties will represent th acme of
rose culture as it has developed in this
city. From the large greenhouses at Rich
mond, Lafayette, New Castle, Muncie and
other flower centers of the State quantities
ot American Beauties will be sent to Tom
linson Hall for the week, and the manage
ment expects some of the most active con
tests for ribbons to be among these exhib
itors. The growers say they will have
American Beauties on exhibition with
blooms approaching a china teapot iu size
and with stems four, feet long. They will
have, they say, roses in bountiful numbers
that, ordinarily sell for W a dozen, find
they will make clear to buyers of Amer
ican Beauties why these flowers during the
winter months get so high in price that
they equal In value some pieces of bric-a-brac
and a few Oriental rog. During th
sunny days of this month the American
Beauties have made fine headway. It Is
during the cloudy days of winter that their
progress is slow and the growers have to
use artificial mean? to get them to expand
their blossoms. American Beauties require
more room in a greenhouse than a chrys
anthemum, and to the grower the space
occupied is worth .money. Time and atten
tion are required to produce an American
Beauty with a heavy, bushy flower and a
stem four feet in length, and the greewer
finds ample reason for charging ?A for a
tingle Mower.
The festival management expects a num
ber of special exhibits of American Beriu
ties in addition to those that will compete
for prizes. Bach competing exhibit will
have to contain not less than twenty roses.
While florists become enthusiastic whn
they talk of carnations, chrysanthemums
nnd varieties of roses, they say there is no
flower that holds public favor from year to
year lik the American Beauty, and. that
an American Beauty of true stock stands
on an equal with an American who traces
his ancestry back to ten old Knglish or
French king, or with a hrse rf the bluest
blood. "While the florists never tire of the
deep crimson of the American Beauty, they
have for yars been spending time- and
money to secure a white, a yellow or a pink
American Beauty with all the character
istics of th crimson variety. To some ex
tent the growers have been suecefFful
along this line. There are pink Beauties
eice-asionally seen on the market, but they
do not depart very much from the soft, rich
pink of the Bridesmaid roses.
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The ohl order of things is rapidly passing
;way, nr.'l in the place- of that life which
seemed like a long-drawn-out siesta, rudely
Interrupt d now and then by the arrival of
a mail steinier. the departure e.f a friend
er the rumblings of an earthquake, there
has come the bustling aethity of a giv
ernment on wheels, which actually iiiMsts
tO"U tr.'.mnli.ig under foot the old Spanish
ti adit bns of ti ver doing to-day what can
possible be done to-morrow. The measured
gait of the archbishop's diminutive white
horses en the Mae.-on drive has given way
to the businesslike trot of the hujje Ken
tucky rn.de pulling a regulation army
wagon. The benches, on the Luruta facing
the bay are ro longer occupied by little
s.illow-.fne ed men. dre ssed in w hite and
wearing the irrepressible bl eck put hat;
th'ir places have he. r taken by men in
khaki, sturdy in figure and bearing, and
with a "you be d " expression in their
faces. On the Fseolta the American, for
merly scarcely known, good-naturedly jo
tles at every corner the heterogeneous mass
of Asiitie Immunity that threniK the busy
thoroughfare all day, noon hour excepted,
trom eirly morning until late at night.
On the porch of the Orinte the seem of
garlic and onion souji ifo longer greet" the
visitor, but instead the aroma of cocktails
and of "Scotch" made in Manila pervades
the atmosphere. The patient earahao in
th street teems to "view with alarm" the
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lapidity with which the new-fangb-d drays
are- moving atout. while t he- "motive
power" in front of these arhah- vvond ts
of street-cnr architecture wonders whU.li
could be duplicated in New York or.Iv
looks with confidence to th- day that will
end his misery and stay forever the arm
whieh t-o cruelly wield the butt n-l of the
thontr. In the dde stre-ts the Id oil Hmps
I link brighter in the- conse iousness that he
lore long they. too. will enter into wdl
earned rest and their bunh 11 be taken u,
by buht is bright as those 01: the But nie
de Jlspani. along the river front and e:i
the way out to Brmltu aitl Mul.ite. The
Ioor ok! stunted and tnth-eat n palm- ci
the Mrih cDii shore drive s, , m to .hake
their hads hi grave- disapproval of the
ac tivity in the quurle rmast. r's c-orral op
posite, where thre is a constant going :nd
coming, and win re thousands of hoix s and
mules accentuate the sternly practical -t.U
of the military character which converted
a sandy bcu h into a place .f vfie ds and
stable s. The old stone walls of the forti.ied
city, which f r more than a hcndr.d c u
have uncomplainingly borne th,- ii .'ii itj
of mov and mold, the rotting draw bn !t,
whose slumbers have imi been dNtuiNd
for many a Keiutath.n. and ih n.phUic
Mtftuh'S of the moat which f.r ae-: gau--boled
above the uceumul-it'-d mn k ai l
tilth eif d cades, have tieU ly h n aw.iW
tned by tb unpoetie contractor. vh wrl
i-Mlize jiait of the walls for a gov emmet. t
"go down.'' and by a sanitary et cine r.
who insi-ts upen s. 1 ifieing fewr b-d to
considerations of health. Ye. th- oM Cr
ete r of thing I rapidly passing awav; b it
if you wtM hurry you m;y still h. iä that
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