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??? ?.?? ??? v'^-i ^:?^ *.*.?:???> ?*?: s NOT ? LIKE OTHER MEN By P?re?1?>ric Van Renssolaer l>e>, Antlaor of M1*aa Brotherhood of ???????," Quality of a Sin," Sto. (-o** r*chA, lWs, by rraicwte Veo? Bef?rsete**? Dey. 'Tha ?."???".??"?; faaasara CHATTKR ?. ??vor ARE ? WOMAM- A WTHCAN LIKE ME." THF.TFF* are times when tear? an? nppn>priat??; there are mo? meuts when a gush of them will perform miracles whh-h nothing else can do. Being in them? selves the ??:*.?G>???? of weakness, It Is nevertheb?ss certain that they ofton impart unexpected strength. Erna Thomas liad no intention of crying when she hastened to the bed? side of Lisle Maxwell. There existed no logical reason why ehe should cry unless to shed a few sympathi'tic tears after the manner of women generally. There was every reasou why she should not do so. She was not co*istitutcd ?"after the manner of women general ly" In any sense of the word, for she was a typical western girl, who, bereft of her mother in h??r Infancy, had ruled lier father and his household with a rod of iron ?-ver sin???? her birth. But she was superlatively ftHiiinlno In all things, deUctoesly feminine in most of thee?, strikingly so In flu? fa??* that no? body could tell) lw?rs?'lf bast of all. ?abat she would iVo next. Frank. g??n erouf?. open hearted, impulsive snd beedstrong. h<?r nxl of ir??n was Incased In fet*tet, and h??r most Imperious wm ?aftfafa parred thomaci*,es into favors aeatavwed. She was load of ex?-item?-n* and mas? tery. Waal womau Is tKvt? Stie was arseaetoae thai for the first tin*? in her .life she was part and parcel with a ro? mance ami that six? sterni upon the very targe of a precipice tbat overlook ed a mystery of tlie most remarkable kind. Her heert M??d for the girl up on the Nil whose father, yaatefdBJ a strong and vigorous uuui. was now ft ?corpse, and she was dismayed by the magnitude of tin? task that confronted her. Think what she ha?l to do! The ? measure Of COBOOlatiOO Which ? WftS her duty to admlnlst??r to i1m> STpfaeft palesi into Insigni Ih an? ? in tin? in-??s ence of the r?v?lation for whicfl 'at.? bad destined h*?r t?? in? Um? m.-dlinn The yewag tiri whoso form was stret? li ?d apea her NhI sehsTrred tjiat she w;is a man; hud been taugfit t?> dsaplse all wotuen; ha?l bOOO SChftCftted to regard them as inferior creatures. She must be told, and at mio?, that ftba bsssaged to that deOBifted class, him! tlie knowl? edge promised to Impart a sorrow as poignant ai had that other eewat whteh had left her fatherless. ft was ? ?ossi ble tliat the dlsnppolnt *-Burnt and ?llsniay occuHliwic-d by the rsjeiaihiii arirght ?aettaBaa the agaey ?Ottwslouod by the death of lu-r father* It aas possible that It might augment her grief: bo oes eoatd fotfaaos the eea sequences to her of thi? unprcocd?.mtcd chain of event?; but whatever tints?? consequences might In? they must Ih? met, an?l the OBtf huuinn Usng In all the world wlio by reason of the sudden knowledge thrust ui?ou h??r was compta? ient to meet them was a young girl, lout past 18, whose un dorata ? ?ding o? the question? with which she had to cope was limited to tlie experiences Of a maiden whose entire life tiad boon surrounded by every safeguard tbat a ?doting father could tuarsluil to his aid when cireumstanc-ee had cou*? pel led hJru to rear and to bring to maturity a mottierless daughter. Erna's Inno? cence and Ignorauce. however, render? ed her strong for the task. She took np the burden all the mor?*? readily be? cause she dkl not realise whet It in? volved, lier Innoceuce was as com? plete as Lisle's, ber Ignorance as pro? found. Solitary ?peculation had car? rk-d the latter Into region? which Krua tiad never regarded as worthy of ex? ploration. Sl>e had lived all her life in auch near proximity to the mysteries of creation that she had been uncou artous of th?'ir existence. L4e*e had been Isolateli so far away from them that when tint knowledge came to her that they did exist she had striven ?with all her soul, gropingly. In the dark, but certainly in search of light, and tlie two girla stood upon equal ?ground, half way to the goal to be at? tained, but widely separated by their Journeylugs. like two who. having started st the same polut, but In oppo? site directions, to meet again at the other side of the world, pause when only half the Journey Is made, ue-ither ? one wiser than the other. One had searched through the darkness toward the light eagerly; the other had wan? dered with the light without being aware tbat the night dwelt anywhere ?upon the earth, until aerose that in? finite space which separated ber from the other that still voice called to her for aid. Therefore when Erna, having put tier father from the room, turned and beheld Llele's eyes fixed upon her. she hastened to tlie bedside, dropped upou lier knees and did the very thing that ahe was resolved not to do?burst into tears; and while ahe cried she put out tier arms and wound them around Usle's Deck, laid one of her cheeks against the cool, white face of the orphan sud so compelled the one who should have received consolation to administer it. It was io a crisis like this where Uste Maxwell's masculine training served her best. She scorned all un ?necessary exhibition of emotion. Her ! woman'? heart had faltered sod faint ' ed beneath the sudden blow of her fa? ther's desto. Nature had proved her self stronger than the education of . years. But It was different now. The shock had come, the blow had fallen She had yielded to the overwhelming ?effects, but she would oot falter again. **Why do you cry?" she asked, rising te a sitting posture and geDtly bat flnnly disengaging the cllngtog arms arc/end her neck. "It is my father, not years, who is deed. I do not cry. Why 40 XpU Weep? fot me?"-_ "For you. Lisle. It wee so sudden, SO awful:** Erna's tear? ceased to now. She bethought herself suddenly of the situ? ation: Lisle, habite?! as a man, believ? ing herself to l?e one, sitting upon the edge of the ?llsumnth*.! bed; Erna urlbn her knees before her. scantily clad, with her disheveled hair like spun gold distributing Its mazes over her bare shoulders and upon the trousered knees of her companion; the luoralng suo streaming In through th? window, gild? ing the soeue with glory, bestowing its warm approval upon a scene before which an uninformed boh old er would have recoiled In dismay Th?? girl who believed herself to be a man. profound ly Iguornnt that such things as conven? tional proprieties existed, realizzi noth? ing unusual In the situation The girl who had beou taaghi to observe them with religious core realized its absurd tty. Her face blushed scarlet. ??t eyes ?danced with nnbldden mirth, and a smile crept stealthily to her Ht?s and ftftftsasd atul partsnl them while It glis laaed apea the aiosstara in her syea like a Nuutvurst kissing the Ma. She starte?! to bet rsei and took ft step or twe bachwftid, tad Lisse, beiag free, also rose. Thus they st<*??l facing each Other, and IJsle. for the first time, dls eeversd that ber gaaael shirt was caea. Sh?? did n?>t blush. The ?-Irfunistance aff???-t?sl her oaiy as ? would haw af fectod a diild. "How cam?? I here in this room ?" she ask.si won.leriniriy. "I>+d I swoon? ? ???! ? b-^? rarecJoensasY ?f? pel brins dm betel" "Yes, to all of yrs.tr ?jnotitlorH*," re plled Krna. "You were unconscious so leag ? tin??? that ? theaght it t>?>?a\ sit down agaiu. I wish to talk with you." "You do not look strong enough to carry me," murnuir?! Lisle slowly, conscious that fthft was aninztnl that Krna should have currUd her. yet wot> 'Hotc came I here tn thim troomt" a-iikod vxrruicrit%iji>v. ehe dering why ?ho was ro. ""No, I cannot remain here now. There Is much for me to do. Is It?true?la it true that my fattoM?"? "Yea. Lisle; ? i? true. I am so sorry for you." "Thank you. My father is there?in bis room. 1 must go to him." "No, Lisle; no?uot now. My father is there. He will do all that can lie don?. There is nothing foe yoa So do? at least not now. I have sent for a physician and fora minister. 1 thought you would wish It. 1 also scut a man after Craig Tliouipeoo?tbat la? 1 told my father to send the tuen." "It was kind at you to think of It all.** Lisle walked to the wlodiow and look? ed out upon the new day. at riving burd to keep down the twin? that rose uu bidden to h??r ?yen. It was a struggle, but she conquered. I'rvseutly si*? turn? ed and retraced h*?r si??pt? to Krna. "You wish to talk with uu??** she said. "Very welL After I have seen him again I will talk with you. but let us go out into the sunlight. There Is a grove of plue tre???? a littW way from the house. When I wa? a child. I helped my father to s**? them out. We will go there. Will you come?" ?'Yes; wait for me on the porch?or. no! Remain here uot il I speak to papa." She darted away before Lisle could reply, was gone a moment and return? ed. "You may go to tbe room where your father is." she said. "Papa is there. After that wait for me at tbe front door. Then we will go to the grove to? gether." Lisle left her to ber toHet and went slowly toward tbe chamber where re? posed the still form of Richard Max? well. Mr. Thomas was there snd two of the servants also. They stood re? spectfully aside when Lisle entered the room, passed to tbe bedside and with folded arms ?toed for several moments quietly rcgurd4ng tbe aileut sleeper. tunnllng low. Lisle touched her lip? against the cold, dead face, then went out trom tbe room, moving like one who walks in a dream. Fifteen minutes later, beneath the spreading houghs of tbe pines. Lisle and Krna stood facing each other. "What will you do now. Lisle?" ask? ed Krna. "You cannot remain here without your father." , "Why. ye*. 1 will remain. There Is nothing else for me to do. 1 am famil? ier with every detail connected with tbe operation of tbe ranch. It is tbe only thing that 1 do know. There is no place else for me to ga I know nothing of the world ? your world Mine is here; it? boundaries ere there" I? wsving her right band?"to the ex? tent of my vision; no farther. 1 think It was my father's desire thst I should remain here always after he was g?ne." "It could not have been so. Lisle. You did not kn?>\\ \\uai >uui rather knew concerning you. Vou do uoi kuow what I know There Is s tarerei which your father kept from you all your life. Why, I do not know; nobody knew? nobody but himself?and now he can? not tell It to you. I am Hiiro. Lisle, that be did not mean to die without telling it." "A secret! My father never bad a secret from me?never!" "He had one secret. Lisle." "flow can you know that be bad secret from me 7 He scarcely spoke to you." "I discovered It myself. Lisle.** "How? When? Where? What I the secret?" "I discovered It last night when you kissed me?at least I believed I did After you fainted away, while I srerb ed over you. I liecame convinced of Its ? truth. It will startle yon when i tell It, Lisle; it will shock yon almost as much as the sudden death of your fa tber. I nin a fried that It will pain you. It concerns you; It Is about you. Have you ever thought. Lisle, tluit you are not like other men "r" "Yes, oft???." Usle spok?> dream I ly. 1 have talked I? over wltb my fattier. Only last fwening, Just before you came, we wore discussing it. I know that I am different from other men, but I do not know bow or why. I? that the ftOCrstr** "Te?, Lisle; that rs the seeret Too are not like other ui??n; 3*ou are not H4s.? m??u at all. Urftfta. dear Lisle, you an? not a man; you nrvtr were a man; you Baser can be a man; you are a wo? man. Lisio a woman ?ike inc." asa (IIAPTER XI. SOMK KKVr.LATIONe, ISIE MAXWELL remained perfectly still, staring hard at Krna. She heard the words, but she dkl not, could not. eonipreh??nd them. Krna had ox p?cted an outburst of pas**i??nat? anger or vehement unl>eli??f. Then? was n??i tber. Somcliow h??r enrnestnees had imprass?sl the truth of bat statement upon her ??otnpunioii. It may t?e tbat without realizing it Lisle wus prepared for tbe aeao?aaosa*ssat. It certainly meant l??s?? to act than Krna could have >??upi>o+i?>?i tbat ? weeddu "Toil BW a*sore,M she ?ahi pn^sontly. "How de y??ii know how did you dis? cover that I am a woman? How may I know that I am one?" "I liellev.v," replied Krna, "that your own h*?art baft told you already tbat yon are not a man. Don't you see that you are like me?" "Llk?? you? No. I ?Vi not think that I sui lu the h'nwt lik?> yon. 1 am talb-r. l?roa<ler, l>4gg?'r In every way. We are not alike; we an? ret*] tHfJeTOat."" "Oh. dear! '????? on" your coat and waist.aal again. BS you were this moin lug when you ???Ib?<l me to go to your fnthor. Tboesi I>o you not see that jHnjr hsye un? lik?? mine P?en your skies so, hen? at year waist. Now ?ki tlie same to me. I beve left off my tii-strumente of tortnn?.' ami so 1 am not bull.?? proof this morning. Dou't you see tliat. though larger than I am, you an? fthspsd tiw? Matai Men are not f?*rm?sl tluit wa\."_ __ _.J Lisle obeyed Slowly :ui?l wotslerlngly. ??*.?t calm ??yes studied the blushing face hefon? ber with uu expression that was rlll???I with awe. "Are tliey not?" six? nsk.-d presently. "An? m??n <????????<1 after oik? mold and women aft??r another?" "Certainly." "Always?" ??Always." "Is that all its? ?lifference?" "Of course uot. yoti goos??!" "What are the ?>tber <llfr?n>ncee*r** "Why, sesvythtag Is different. I sup? pose." "Do you otii*? suppose? Dont you know?" "Oh. dear! Come hi to tbe house, Lei u? go l*ick to my room. We cu ? talk better there. You look so much like a man lu that dec?** that out here 1 feel as though th-e eye? of the whoa? world were upon us," "And If the ??ye??? of the workl were upon ue. what then? Is tingre any thUig to U? ashamed of?" "No thut Ik. not really. Rut It look? so. Come, will you go back?" "Yes." They n?tnrned tog.'ttwr to the bouse. and Krna. having olosed aud locked the door of lier room, begau ngalu ber dif? ficult task. "Now, Lisle?" six? said, ?'please hear me through to the end of what I am going to say without asking any quee tiona. Berry o??e that you ask I? sure to be tlie very one that I least expect, and It la pretty sure to be the one that I do not iti the least know bow to an? swer-tliat I?. not In words. 1 never knew before today how ignorant 1 aro myself of tilings tbat I ought to know. That Li. I thought ali the while I knew about then?, while the fact is 1 do not know much more than you do your? self. 1 suppose it is for the same rea? son that tbe Egyptians never thought of studying their own pyramids until a lot of foreigners Mew Into tbe coun? try and discovered that the hieroglyphic writing? meant something. I have liv? ed next door to the pyramids all my Ufe aud ut?v??r thought them worth the trouble of study, and now you have materialized on the scene, and you want to know all at once t?\ery secret that Is connected with them. Now 1 can show you the way to tbe nyra mids. but I don't in the least know what tbe writings mean. Did you ever rend tbe Bible?" "My father used to read It to siev" "Did be ever read about tbe garden of Eden?" "No; I do not remember IL" "Of cours*? not. It is about a woman, and be wouldn't read that. Well,"? desperately?"there was such a place wheu Ood made the world, and there was a man there. He was all alone. There wasn't another human being In tbe whole world, and Adam?that was his name?was lonely. I'tt? not surpris? ed st that. It must have been horrid. He raised some kind of a row about it, snd so one night while he was asleep God took a rib out of his side and made a woman out of it After that Adam became tbe father of all men? sod Eve?that eras the woman's name ?became tbe mother of all women. Men are ail made after tbe urne pat? tern ss Adam, snd women are all made ' after tbe same pattern as Eve, snd they are no more alike than s borse ?e ?jyg??slliale^ t 1***1 a'(????! TTTTT?TTyTfIfTyTY?f?fYtifTTV?TyTnTY^ Tmmfr: w BE NOT DECEIVED ^ To the COLORED PEOPLE OF AMERICA. King of ^u^j, H^lir Tonics, ?OZONO." I TRADE-??R ? seres t. Mr. Henry Stewart ot Roanoke. Vs., ?writ??*!: Before naing Ozono my head was perfectly bald. Now a nice growth ha- appeared. Ozono U pert ?-ctly g rand. ?t?v?uv s*rta. Miss Annie A. Wise, Onancock, Va., writes: I aud my sister have both used Ozono and we recommend it to every? one. It is the finest hair grower aad ?tralghtoner on earth. .stress' arte?.' Mrs. Mart Holman, si Valley Mills, Texas, writes: Ozono is tbe only hair tonic tbat bas ever done my bair any good. It has caused my hair to grow long and straight. Recognizing the faet that there sretcany SOCALLKD hair-growers andihatr-straight eners now ?n the market, and knowing to a certainty that many of these ?ne frauds pure and simple, we wish to make a straightforward, honest maternent to th?colored race through this? ?rest paper In the year ?G? our late secretary, Mrs. S. M. Moore, through a fortunate el reumi? tance, acquired the reoelpt for OZONO. It was not offered for sale or purchased to-any extent until 1*75, when it was put upon the market and imswtth marked success. After a thorough test l>y tbe colored people of that time It was pronounced an honest, legitimate remedy, true to all that wa? claimed for it, and worthy lo ??very respect of the confidence of every member ot the colored race, ?>eceuse they found it to cause the hair to grow ione and straight, soft and fine, aud as beautiful as an April morning. Now, whenever a genuine article appears upon the market there are slways a number of people who Imitate and make capital out of the merits of other people's goods. Se?lng our marked success, numerous firms have entered the market,offering hair ?rowers and halr ?traiglUeners.meny of which are worthless, causing the hair to Fall ?ut end doing great demage to the hair and ?cal p. and the colored people are boring th??:.- gpurioa?Cor?p<mB<l?. which are filled with animal fete, and do the hair more herm than good. To th??se let us sounds warning?be careful what you us?? <>n your hair. I>w riot b?, deceived D? flaring advertisement?and big words. Buv the King ?>f ali Hair Tonici?. W. C. IMggav }*?warthmore, Ps? I bave used your preparation?. They bave done nere than yon claimed fsr.tbem. I heartily recommend them. Tin. Mr. George Branch. Mahon, Texas, writes: Ozono has done me a world of good. Everyone that.uses it ?srlil use no oth.-r hair tonic which is sold with an Iron-clad guarantee todo all that is claimed for it. or we will forfeit SfHl.OH. Now. we ask you a plain question?would w? absolutely sgree to forfeit i.??'."' if you a?-e dissatisfied with our preparatl?>ns. if ahey were not true to all w? claim tor them? We have advertised for several years under this gu?rante?, and wc are glad to say that every one who has use?! Ozono has been sattstletl in every respect. ???,??? people are to-day using our preparations, and every purchaser recommends Ozono as the King of all Heir Tonics. Ozono will positively take the Kinks out of Knotty. Kinky, Harsh, Curly. Refractory. Troublesome Hair. It will meke short. har*h hair long and straight. It will cure your head ot all itching, worrying scalp diseases. Itch. Kczema. Dandruff and Scurf cannot live after Ozono has been applied. It will stop your hair from falling out. It will restore gray hair to Ita natural color, making tlufhair long and soft. Now. right here, let ns make a statement. Many ?Vm? ave adrertleing remedies to straighten the hair, but when they send the preparation- they tell you tosse hot irons. Friends, do not ?so hot irons, they will bam up the life of the hair, and cause It to drop ??ut. Ozono straighten?? without any outside assistance. Nothing but Oiono is necessary, and the hair stays straight forever. You ?an stop the use at any time. The g??-?d effects on tbe hair are ?sen In a day or two after the first application. The price of Ozono is 50c. a bottle?4 boxes do the work We make this liberal offer, which is Rood st any time: Cutout this coupon and send to us. tticl?>sing with It the sum of One Hollar, and we will forward to you four Ierge boxes of Ozono and one large bottle of Electrical Skin Refiner, which makes black skin bright, rough ekln soft and pliant, and cures all skin diseases. Also removes all facial Imi>erfecttonn, and actually remove? small pox pit?. eWe will also Include one fancy 1er of our Electrical Skin ?.???? Nature's great beanttf) - tshes. Bas?? fhe old 1 ?*?**V?a, MiseOlara M Bentley, Topeka. Kan . Says: My hair was short and knotty and kinky. Now tr is long and mie. Ozono did lt. Nature's great beantlrler? removes wrinkles, moth patches, freckle?, and all facial blem )k y?iunger -.ated Scalp S^ap. which is absolutely ( ??? M'ALI. ? ? G RE, and no soap but a pure soap should ever is? used on the scalp. Ami. is; mule s .he old look young and the young- look younger We will also include one package of our celebrate?! Scalp S :-?w ?? Mi-ss Maggie ?. Proctor, Fairfteld, Texas, writes I have used Ozono, and give it my hearty recommendation. I hjtve e*SS f?H)led so often it doe? me good to recommend, honest goods. lastly, to prove our liberality, we will put in a pint package ?>f Ami Odor, a positive cu.e for Sore Throat or Month, all forms of Womb Diseases, Chilblains. Sore and Frosted Feet ; also removes all smells and odors arising from the human body, such as feet.arm plts,ete. The actual vain? of this Orand Aggregation la f ISS, but we let you have 1* for *l'?> simply to intr?>duc? honest goods. In order to protect the public In general from lmlta ;lon* ?" our goo?*?, and to avoid mistakes, we have placed upon our coupon owr Trade Mark, one head showing Short Hair and theother head Long Hair. The V. S. Oovemm.-nt lias granted us this trademark, and It is registered in the patent Office at Washington . so ir the coupon has this trade-mark on It, you will make no mistake. Vseoialy the coupon having the two heads on it. As to onr responsibility, we refer you to th-u Kdltor of this paper .?r to the Metropolitan Bank <>f Richmond. Ve." A last word. OZONO is absolutely guaranteed to straighten heir and cans? a beauti? ful and luxurious growth. If your heir is already Straight, you ctn use It to secure a glossy. long growth. Send us fl in? at once, and the goods ? ill be ?ent tbe same day we receive your order. B08TON CHEMICAL COMPANY, 310 East Broad Street, RICHMOND. VA. BOSTON CHEMICAL CO., 3?? E. BROAD ST.. RICHMOND, VA. I enclose yoia M.OO, for which pleas? send at once the following goods : 4 Boxes? *>f Ozono, wortli ft**B)j Te Bottle Klectrlcal Skin Refiner, worth 60c., 1 Bottle Klectrlcal Skin Food, worth 50c.; 1 Package (1 pint) Anil Odor, wo*rth 60c ; 1 Package Scalp Soap, worth 50?. Total, ?4.0U. Name.House No. ?J-rjct??. ?ml Mr. Mark Taylor. Havcrhlll. Mass., says: Tour discovery Is littl? short of a miracle and surpasses the Ingenuity of man. . il.nry Boll. Creeds, Va . write?: I cannot say too much in favor of your goods. Tins Is the umlversal opinion in my ??unty. g? Street.City.. County.State If you want * \ots like above, send Is. JO. If yon hare arrtend who has no conpon. let her write her name on a piece of pa p?e and pt ? to oonpoo when you send y onr order. ?T?r??TTTTTTT-ITfrTTTTTfTT?TTT'fT?1TfTTTffTf-7TTfffTTTTTTTfTTTfTT?TTTTT? ?irotc' ???? Miss Lnulsa Logan. New Orleans, I.a_ ?ays : I sen?! you my photograph, so that yon can see what your Ozono has done for nie. ??????????????????????? a ^TfTffffTlTTTTTTTTllMj an?T a cow-at least not to my Luliui. Now. look liore! 1 have an Idea, My clot lie?, are much too amali for you. Nut 1 am going to dress you up la tbeaa My goodness!" "What ia the matter?" "My trunk?*! 1 had forgotten all about thorn. They've been out on the prairie? all tills time, and everything will he? ruined or stolen.** Lisi??? sin Hod. "They are here In the botase,** erte said. "1 gave orders last night aisoutj them. Shall I have them brought here ?* **No\ If they are safe, that Is .all I care. The clothes we have on are all we tu?ed. We will change. You: ?hall wear th-eee, snd I will try yours? Take them off." "In your presenceY' "Verta inly." **i have been taught by my father nerer to"? "Bother your teaching! I am your; teacher now!" "Well, at least you m?od not pat theft? SD," salti IJsle. "I liav?? other apparel here. Yon shall have a mug-b better suit than this on??." The extra suit wan soon f?rrthcomlng. snd after that the two girls worked on in silence, with here and there an In terjevtl??n from Krna. LisUedid not of? fer any remark, and ??ver;; question that she would have a.-k??.! difring the pro???-ss of removing their outer gar? ments was nipped in the bud by vehe? ment protests from her ??euipanion. The interjections canse when the work of arraying Lisle ft? feminine ap parel was in operation. The "Instru? ments of torture" ?rere made to fit by altering the lacings, snd when at lust they were clasped arvnnd I.isle's waist, so tightly that she found It difficult to breathe, Krna believed that tbe most heroic part of the work was done. Nothing about tbe costume came to gether, but womaa*s ingenuity is ever equal to feminine emergencies of drees, and the difficulties were surrnouutcd one by one. so that at last Li?le stood before her instructor, having success? fully donned everything except the tight fitting waist and skirt and the footwear. "There!** exclaimed Erna, stepping back a few paces anil viewing with un? disguised admiration the consumma? tion of her toil. "You are simply glo? rious!" she sdded. "As a boy you were unmistakably handsome, but as s wo? man you are simply out of sight! You are p<rfe?tly bcaatJfall Here. l??t me pin this skirt on to you. It w??n't in??et. and it's too short, hut I can make it do. Tin? waist ftjsill never com?? tog??th er In the wot Id. und we'H have to d<? without that. oli. dear, what a ravish? ing creatili??? you ai??! Te?rei I ?in talk to you now without feel'.iur that every drop ?tf hi?*.?! In my l>??.]y had gone to my fare. 1 could not get rid of the ld??a before that you were a m:m after all. Now 1 know that you are not. Look at yourself in that glass. How do you likt? it V" "I dou't like it. This st?>el Jacket is the worst of all. Aren't you going to dress In my clothes'r" "No. I doo't we ut to. Come here. Lisle, and sit down seet?ft p??.*. Are you so very uncomfortable?" "I feel ?s- though I were Iti? a vis??. Must I wear rk?fhing like this alwaysV" "Always!** with a vehem-nt nod. Then, with sudden emphasis ami wis? dom. Krna sdded: "But net at sere. The people on this reara must not know of fu? dlseov??ry we ha re made? at least ne* now You must be to them as you ha>ve always been." "Why?4* "Because you would not: be safe here If they knew that yea an??* \.??>??;;??." "Why? I>o all men hu.t?e woui? a so? Would they seek to kill ine?" "Kill-you? No; but yoo would not I.e. safe," "Ba-a! I do not fear them." "Ot course not. T'irtt Isn't the qete? tlon. I do not exactly know what e? the question, only that It would not be Just the thin? to do sow. When t'rulg Thampson remes, we will take lilm In? to our confidence. He shall t??ll you what to do; papa shall tell you what ta do." "You are suit?, very sun?, that I am a woman. Erna?" "Goodness ?.Marions, yes! I he;??? so. Heavens, you almost frlsl?t??n me! Don't you see that, as small as 1 am. toy Instruments of tortu.-e Beaded ? ut rery little iettiug out In order to rea?-h sronnd you? Don't you see how they bring out your shape, so that it Is like mine, only a little more so? Don't you see that we are alike in s lot of other ways?" e "Yea" "Well, don't thai settle It?" "Ye?. I suppose that sertie? It." said Lisle slowly She stood for s moment ss though turned to stone, but her eyes became tierce and her lips drew fog? tb er ominously. "Yea 1 am a woman, on?? of the out rssts of the world - the curs<?d of all sianktnd! Uh. <)od. how 1 bate my? "Look at ?/ottrnrll im thlM alas*. Ho?e do fjiru li?t il.'" sell": h<?w I (?,ath myself; how I despise ? ass'j Ihlttl Hl?out me that makes me a woman! My father Is d??ad. So be It, !. im glad that V Is dead. He knew, ??ml he de?-*?iv?Hl uie. I asked hisi. and be lied lo me. If be were not dead. L v<iuld kill him.' 1 would kill blm. 1 say. as I felllew Jim t'un? minge*?as 1 would have kli'*??i others had they dared to ??:?| m?? a vornan. 1?1. Lisle Mas well, am that despicable thing called a woman. My tied! You. Erna, do not know the horror of It. You have never known what it Is not to be a woman. You have done me a service, and 1 thank you., for 1 would stot lire a He. any more than 1 would tell one. Rich-1 ard Maxwell ladead. I will never think of him as my father ago-In. Perhaps be also lied to me about that; perhaps bis whole life was a be. like the one that he made me live. It may be that my name is not Lisle Maxwell. I do not know who I sia. I only know what I em not. You thought bo?*ause I was calm that my heart was not breaking. I only welted for pr?X)f, for I suspected before yon spoke. Now I know! Take off these garments or I shall tear them off and ruin them. Quick! I am going mad, I think! Off with them! I will not live to walk foreverniore hand In hand with tu y own shame! I will kill myself, as yesterday I would have killed a man who had dared to tell me what I now kuow to be the truth! Off Wltb them!" Ito ? ?????t???.'? II? ?..oLln't Uomr Them. Mrs. Nagg??I uiwierstand your? busband is unable to meet his cred? itors. Mrs. Waggs?Don't you believe it. He can and does meet them much ottener than he care? to.?Chicago Daily News. Work?*?* Ip. "I understand you mads money in that stock deal." "Yes. I cerne out on top." ?*ll??w ii?t? you manage it?" "Got in. on the ground floor.**?Phil? adelphia Press. A Natural 1 n.f?-i-eno??. Charley Lit e wate?I've got a deuce of a headache, don't yer know. Sarcastic Friend?That so? Must be one of the**e "aching voids" we sometimes read about.r--Judge. Kot Wholly ll.-t.err.-d. Doity?Th?tM\ you and Kitty are not friends any more? P?*ly?No; but she still tells ma all the compliments she gets.?Chi? cugo? Record-Herahl. Lot* tat Tan?. O. time is short, and time Is lone? And 'tis a merry, songics? sons. And cloudy Mit re h te sunny June. When love wKh love Is well in tun?' ?l>?i?u Wort-roan. Ul N. Y. Intonane? ?nt._ IN OUR OWN COUNTRY. The maker? af fire engines have formed a combination, with a capital of $9,000,000. The Chinese population of tbe Unit? ed States is deereasing and tbe Japan? ese population ia increasing. A writer in the Public Library Bul? letin says that the first free public li? brary ever established wa? that of Petersboro, N. Jr*L, In 1790. According to Bridge Commissioner Shea's report New Y'ork owns 78 bridgea, costing $24,702,510, not count? ing 430 structure? of a bridge-like character that are described aa part of th? highway?, aad not counting several bridges in the course of con? struction and on which several million dollars have been axpended. Too VI neh. Mistress?Now, Bridget, there il one thing I remit insist upon. If you break anything I want you to come and tell me at once. Bridget?Sure, ma'am, I can't bs runnin' ter ye every minute of th? day.?tfrooki* ? Life.