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"All right; haven't I already told
you that I always do; and, now, goodbye!
You really must go," and as the
door closed after the professor, the
Hon. Clarence stretched his arms
above his head, "yawned copiously and
dropped into a chair.
"This hypnotizing business is exhaustiug
work," he said; "if this is
how Yan used to feel, I can understand
his need of a 6timulant. Poor
old Van! He's just about crazy on
the subject, and what an awful bore if
one didn't choke him off from time to
time. But it has been a good day.
The Mendoza treasure secret unearthed
and several valuable hints as
to bow I may be able to gaiu some
occult power over that Spanish girl.
What a fine creature she is?a new
type of woman altogether; but I must
be careful how I let myself get too
much interested in her. It needs no
Professor Yan Tassel to point out that
danger. I've seen other men in love,
and they are a warning to me. Have
I> by chance, the capacity within me
to b? really in love with any woman?
think not. But all the same, Clarence,
my lad, I shall hold your fancies
well in hand when you are in the
presence of the Senorita Dolores
Stanley had been hurriedly dressing
as he thought and occasionally permitted
his thoughts to run into words;
and now as he paused before the
largest mirror in his room, to put the
finishing touches to his toilet, he was
hugely pleased with himself, and
more than conscious of his own physic*,.
ical advantages. Like a great many
*" men of his kind, he thought himself
1 rather a good follow than otherwise;
I and if a severe judge of character had
f told him plumply that he possessed
/ all the qualifications for a complete
) scoundrel, and had used his natural
) capacities in that line to great advantage,
he would have been sincerely
surprised. As he now gazed at the
leflection of his own well-featured
and liuely colorod countenance, he
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smnea compiacenti^y ?uu icit uuw
natural it was that be should always
have been so great a favorite with
women of all conditions and ages.
It was his face as it now looked with
which ho was familiar, and he would
have been almost as much surprised
as Polly Hamilton could he have seen
it at times when his mind was bent on
acquiring money or at moments when
other evil tendencies were entirely in
the ascendant.
"Well, I have a good many irons in
the fire just now," he thought, "and
between the lot I must certainly be
able to smooth out the various little
crumples and rumples that beset my
career in life. If the Mendoza treesore
turns out to be a myth, the earldom
of Windermere and a fat rent-roll
aren't such a bad look-out, and may
yet be mine; and if all else fails, there
is always Polly?dear, charming little
Aud whistling an air from the opera
?Polly Hamilton's favorite air?Mr.
Clarence Stanley at last turned from
vne mirror, giancea aDout tne room to
be quite sure that all drawers had been
carefully locked, and with a light step
went forth in search of dinner. Having
dined, Stanley wandered about
aimlessly, dropped into one or two
theatre3, not being sufficiently interested
to know what the play had been
about wheu he came out; and at last,
^ < being in the neighborhood of his hotel,
he returned to his room and went to
bed. In the morning, he found himself
somewhat despondent and inclined
to take himself to task for wasting
time on anything so chimerical as
the Mendoza treasure; a quest which,
as he very well knew, had brought
only loss, despair and death to many
a member of his family.
"Am I," he questioned, "behaving
like a fool thus to bo hazarding the
substance for the shadow? There is
pretty Polly Hamilton, with all her
father's millions, waiting to drop into
jay arms, and all that I have to do is
simply to open them. Wouldn't it be
the part of wisdom and good common
sense to go to see Polly; and, well,
perhaps, hold out my arms?"
And full of these thoughts, which
showed an uncommon degree of vacillation
on the part of Clarence Stanley,
he betook himself toward the home of
the Hamiltons at an unusually early
hour that afternoon. But, almost unconsciously
to himself, there was in
his mind the thought that he would
see Dolores, and perhaps obtaiu the
hearing of that mysterious manuscript,
the story of which would, he fancied,
shed light on much that was still obscure
to him in the history of his own
family. And fate itself seemed to declare
iu his favor on this day; for Tolly
met him, radiant with delighc at his
arrival, and triumphant in the knowledge
that Dolores had promised to
read the manuscript within that very
hour ii ho should come.
"She declared you were coming,"
said I'olly, "and I believe she's a
witch?a lovely, fascinating witch ?
fcr everything she suys comes to pass.
She ha** gone to her room now, to get
the papers, because site smd siie felt
that you were coming. Now, Clarence,
how in the world should sho have
known that, when even I, who have
known you so well and for so long a
time, couldn't be quite sure of it?"
"But you ought to have known,
Polly," said Clarence, with a world of
meaning in his large, dark eyes that
were now gazing deep into the frank
and innocent eyes of Mary Hamilton,
raised to his with a look so childlike
and confiding, that even his tough
conscience felt a twinge.
They were standing together just
where she had met him a? he entered
the room; and he was still holding
her hand in a clasp that brought the
warm blood in a tide of crimson
blushes to her face.
"I always know when you are near,
Polly. Ah, if you loved me, dear
mob?" .
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y Robert Bonnee's Sons.)
"Ob, Clarence!" exclaimed Polly,
"do I uot? When have I not loved
"Really, truly, roily?"
"Better than my life!"
He had not meant to say so much.
As he tcld himself afterward, it had
been a mere accident. He certainly
had not meant to commit himself so
irrevocably; but when Polly spoke
these words: "Better than my life':"
and in speaking them raised her pretty
rosy mouth toward his, she was so
irresistible that Stanley bent and
kissed her, and was ever aiterward
rather proud of the impulse that made
him do eo; for as he declared to himself:
"A fellow would be a brute not to
kiss a pretty girl when she so evi
dently expected ix.
"Hush!" said Polly. Then, gently
withdrawing from the half embrace in
which he held her: "Here comes
And almost with the words Dolores
entered. She held the roll of msnusciipt
in her hand, and was evidently
ready to begin the reading of it at
once; and nodding slightly to Stanley,
almost as if she had already seen him,
she seated herself at a little distance
and near one of the windows.
"We shall not be interrupted," said
Polly. That is why I received you
here in this little boudoir, Clarence.
You are the only gentleman, except
papa, who lever enters this room. It
is sacred to my girl-friends, and I
hope you will appreciate the honor. I
have given orders that no one shall
interrupt us, Rita."
Dolores answered only by one swift
look of thanks, and, smoothing out
the pages of writing, she glanced hurriedly
through them.
"It is here," she said. "I make no
apology for it. And I can only guess,
the writing being my father's, that he
was the compiler as well as the writer.
I have called it 'A Legend of the Men
"A tropic, sea so beautiful that
nature furnished no other blue so
deep, so rich, so wonderful with which
one can compare it. A tropic sky without
one cloud as far as the eye can
see, and in the west the fading tints
of sunset dying in a soft blending of
purple, gold, mauve, pink and palest
green?a color that, as it slowly fades
into the night, leaves on the soul a
hush like the last notes of exquisite
music?and through all, the warm,
sweet breath of the tropics blown from
lands of spice and laden with the perfume
of strange, rare fruits and
"Over this tranquil sea were sailing
three ships, bound for a shore to
which it may be no ship had ever
sailed; certain it is, no such ships had
ever till then been seen in these waters,
for they came from many thousand
miles away, and they carried the first
Hubs of the great chain that was henceforth
to bind the old world to the new.
The lar?re6t and the chief of these ves
sels was callcd the Santa Maria, and
on its deck now stood the man whom
Queen Isabella of Spain had named
'Our Admiral of the Seas, Don Christopher
Columbus.' His was a form
and face to attract attention anywhere
and to compel admiration even from
envy and detraction. He was taller
by several inches than any other man
on board, well-formed and muscular,
and he possessed the elevated and dignified
bearing that bespeaks a conscience
at peace with itself, a heart
devoted to the world's good and a
mind full of noble, lofty, unselfish
thoughts. His face was long, somewhat
thin, and marked with certain
lines peculiar to discoverers and in-,
ventors. His complexion was fair and
inclined to ruddiness, and his skin
of the extreme delicacy that becomes
freckled on exposure to the sup. His
cheek-bones were high and his nose
of a fine, but pronounced aquiline.
His eyes were a clear, pale gray that
deepened almost to black under the
stress of feeling. When excited they
glowed as if lit by inward fire, but in
repose they were softly yet lustrously
luminous. The whole countenance
denoted the temperament which belongs
to genius; nervous, sensitive,
thoughtful and highly imaginative.
Even at the early age of thirty
the hair of Columbus had turned
gray; but now it was snow-white;
and reaching almost to his shoulders,
it gave him an air of
extreme benevolence as well as of patriarchal
authority. His dress was
simple but rich, aod his manners, engaging
and affable, were the outward
expression of that only true breeding,
geutleness and Christian charity.
"Of the other two vessels of this
fleet, one was called the Pinta, and
tbe other the Nina. Tuey were mere
barks called caravals, open, but built
high at the prow and stern, with forecastles
and cabins for the accommodation
of the crew, the Santa Maria
being the only one of the three provided
with a full deck. Tbe Pinta
was commanded by Martin Alonzo
Pinzon; and the Nina was in command
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o t anoiuer 01 tub uuiue, viueuve
Yanez PinzoD. The crews of these
ships, though numbering some few
good and honest sailors, were mostly
worthless men who had been pressed
into this service by any means that
could be found. From the first they
had been dissatisfied. Superstitious,
as are all seamen, they regarded every
mischance, however slight, as an
omen of disaster, and when, finally,
after leaving the Cauary Island, they
had lost in the deepening distance the
last faint, gray, cloud-like trace of
land, it seemed to their doubting and
fearing hearts that they had "literally
taken leave of the world!"
"In vain their brave commander
sought to inspire thom with some reflection
of his own intrepid spirit.
Tears and loud lamentations were
their only response. From his fertile
. imagination Columbus described in
' flowing words the glorious countries I
t"> which bo would lead them; and |
t'O vivid was the picture he painted to
th<>ir fancy and so real to bis own believing
sonl, that, at happy moments,
they saw the future even as he showed
it to them. But too ?ocn their brie?
hopefulness gave place to fresh fears,
and the slightest change of the fair
and favoring breezes that wafted
them onward was sufficient to plunge I
them once more into despair. The j
voyage had already occupied teu
weeks, and to the impatient and almost
mutinous sailors it seemed interminable.
They were not victualed for
such a voyage. And what would become
of them if food should fail?
Even the beauty of the ocean alarmed
them, for they declared that everything
in these Waters was so strange
and unusual that its very tranquility
boded evil.
"Against these childish fancies
Columbus argued -with patience, but
his listeners now scarcely heard his
words. Their selfish terrors varied
and multiplied their imaginary dangers
faster than he could think of arguments
to reason them away.
"The situation of Columbus was
now indeed approaching desperation;
but with the heroism of a great mind,
his spirit constantly rose to meet
each new trial to which it was subjected.
He was aware of the mutinous
condition of his crew; he even
knew that they had determined to
throw him overboard and turn tho
vessel homeward unless they saw land
within a certaiu number of days. But
in the face of all trials, confronted
with a danger that not only menaced
his life but threatened to destroy the j
great object of his existence, this extraordinary
man maintained a serene
ani steady countenance, soothing the
more tractable of his men with gentle
and hopeful words, offering to the ambitious
the stimulus of future wealth
and power and threatening the most
refractory with signal punishment i
should their murmurs ever take the j
form of open'acts of insubordination. ;
"Among the worst and most insidi- :
ons of these malcontents was a Spaniard !
named Pedro Raphael Mendoza, a man j
of strange and curiously mixed nature,
possessed of sufficient good qualities i
to make him more difficult to deal with j
than if he had been wholly evil and |
with just enough cleverness to make j
him dangerous. Mendoza occasionally
boasted that some of the bluest i
blood in Spain flowed in his veins, and
he bpre on his left temple, ns an heir-,'
loom, the family mark of a certain
branch of the Mendoza family. Thia
mark was a mole, small, heart-shaped
and as perfect in form as if it had been
traced by the pencil of an artist, and
as black as ink."
"What is that?" exclaimed Clarence, j
"Pardon me, fair cousin! Will you !
read those words'again?"
Dolores gravely repeated the description
of the birthmark, and then
she resumed her reading of the "Legend:"
"Mendoza was a handsome man,
tall for a Spaniard, being almost the
height of the admiral, and of a figure
wl'AH" nrrnnn and Brmmotrt liorl Cdn.
tured many a female heart. His complexion
was pale olive, his eyes large,
lustrous and of midnight darkness, and
his glossy hair as black as the Mendoza
birthmark, which it always carefully
concealed except when accidentally
pushed aside. . Ho had been the most
unwilling man in the crew of the Santa
Maria on that memorable Friday, j
August 3, 1492, when she sailed out of
Saltes. Though he had joined the expedition
of his own free will, he chose
now to consider that he had come
aboard on compulsion. The ruling
passion of his nature, J,to which in all
times and seasons ho continued faithful,
was avarice. Gold was the god
that this man worshiped, and it was
while his fancy was captured by the
glowing descriptions of riches to be
gathered in this voyage that ho had
determined to join this expedition in
search of a new world?a world in the
far west, where he might in reality
pluck apples of pure gold, no longer
"Nest to gold Mendoza loved ttie
young wife and the pretty child whom
he had left in Spain. But he had
parted easily from Juanita while his
thoughts were filled with the wealth
he was to seize; and he had laughingly
kissed her, desiring her to weep on,
however, till her tears should swell
the ocean, as he meant to bring back
a pearl for every tear. Unable to reach
his soul with her own sorrow, poor,
Juanita raieed the little sleeping
Raphael and laid his warm, glowing
face against his father's. The child
waked at the touch-and, crowing and
laughing with de'^ht, clasped hiB little
arms about Mtmdoza's neck. *
Remarkable Statues Discovered In Egypt.
Two of the most remarkable statues
ever found were recently unearthed
by M. Georges Legrain, a French
Egyptologist, from the ruins of the
temple at Karnak on the Upper Nile,
in Egypt. One of these is in alabaster,
and represents the great Theban
god Amnion.
This alabaster god is eighteen feet
high, and was origiually made from
one solid block of stone, the largest
alabaster statue in the world. It was
found in three pieces, which were
easily put together. The artistic finish
is perfect.
The second statue is one that was
set up by King Usertesen I, in honor
of his lather back in the days of
Abraham. On the lap of this effigy is
a slab upon which are carved inscriptions
proving the work's autiquity.
Accompanying M. Legrnin when he
made the discovery was Charles N.
Crewdsou, corresponding secretary of
the Chicago Society of Egyptian Research,
who is touring Egypt in the
interest of the society he represents.
?Chicago Times-Herald.
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The Little Boy'0 Quofttlon.
It is told of a certain English
Bishop that while dining at the house
of one of his friends he was pleased to
observe that he was the object of
marked attention from the son of his
nost, wnose eyes were nrmiy riveted
upon him. Affcgr dinner the Bishop
approached the boy and asked:
"Well, ray y^mng- friend, you seem
to be interested m mf. <>Do-you find
"YeB, sir," paij|i-th<e h$L a
glance at the Bishop's knojfebreeohes.
"You're all right; onlyu(fcMitatiflijly)
won't your mamma you \ wear
trousers yet?"
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?> Designs For Costurr
i?^ome >ar 'n
New York City (Special).?The
shape, material and trimming of jackets
are the topics that are uppermost
in the feminine mind to-day.
Two popular novelties appear in the
accompanying cut. One is in dark
brown cloth, criss-crossed with narrow
lines in white braiding bordered
with yet narrower lines in black fur.
These cover the sleeves, lattice fashion,
as well as the jacket. The fronts
are tight-litting and have a line of
scallops down the middle. The basque
is scalloped as is tho high, rolling
collar with its' finish of narrow black
fur at the edge. The other jacket is
in bright blue cloth and its front
fastens over a narrow vest-like piece
in scarlet cloth, stitched in dark blue.
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jacket n0veltie8.
Continued upon the shoulders this
vest expands into quite a shoulder
cape. The foundation of stitched
cloth is fairly concealed, however, by
the broad inner facing of ermine.
Ermine forms the very,high collar.
The sleeves have caffa in.stitched red
cloth. This mode of jacket is peculiarly
chic and may' ne'^eprdiittced
in any combination of colore oi/ma.
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Adaptable Walita. 'JjtjjSbjL
The group of waists illustnfreflH
the large engraving affords a gooS
scope to the clever woman. Either!
of the ideas will serve for a cotton I
waist, and as the coming season {
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promises to be a -white season, these
styles are particularly adaptable.
Any other material would serve for
the severe shoulder yoke indi cated in
one of the models; tucked lawn with
a dainty lace or embroidered edge
would conceal the connecting line between
yoke and bodice, and if properly
made a waist could be produced r.t a
moderate price that would greatly
please the weurer.
There are two or three ideas which
can be taken from this one model
*uVn'nVi +Vio nni^lr pvr nf the deaicrner
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will lecognize.
The second model in this group
would act well as a midsummer design.
The insert in the front would
fee of allover embroidery or very fine
lawn spaced with Valenciennes insertion.
The remainder of the waist could be
closely tucked and the wide scallops
that outline the insert would have a
straight line of insertion banding the
It is not necessary to confine the design
to single tucks. Narrow, that is,
one-half iuch box plaits, would produce
a beautiful waist. Of course, fine shirring
could be used in these soft
waists, but shirriugs are so difficult to
launder that such a garmont is not
favorably received.
Cni^Iine Hat* in Felt.
White felt capelines are worn this
season. The shape is very elegant if
it is allowed to droop sufficiently over j
the eyes and at the back of the hair. [
The smartest of them will be trimmed
wilha twist of black punne around the
crown ami a large bow of the same
silky material pieced somewhat on the
brim in lront, the enda curling toward
the back. In order to make this hat
rest well upon the hair it is necessary
to run a couple of handsome pins
through the brim at the back. Some
of them are attached with a jeweled
bar, which i3 both novel and effective.
asc- i , t. _ _rf
The large blue tur^xoises, wmca are
coming into fashiptf~;again, will look
well upoa^these white hata. V
Pla&rir Jewelry U the FaMiion.
Many of the most expensive jewels
are the moat simple in effect. A big
gold-brown diamond set with a few
email white stones is a pendant for
the neck and worn on a slender chain i
of platinum, which u hardly visible i
on the wearer, and which gives the |:
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les I nai nave db- p
the Metropolis. ^ ||
ornament the effect of being a plain
bit of jewelry, but its price is elaborate.
The pins for chatelaine
watches when they are studded with
gems have a platinum foundation, as
in ornaments for the hair and corsage,
and which is almost invisible. A
Daring Color Combination.
One gown shows a rather daring
color combination of golden brown
and old red. The main part of the
costume is of the golden brown, the
bodice having a yoke effect of the old
red, and the tunic is cut up to a point
in front to display the skirt beneath ol
old red. The back is a simple princess
A Feather-Trimmed Far Boa Now.
Not only do hats, the homes of
feathers, show much fur trimming,
but now the tables havo'been turned
and the newest fur collars are feather
trimmed. A new collar of mink, for
instahce, ends with two big bunches
of marabout feathers in place of the
nsual and commonplace Heads ana
Short Skirts Not the Vogue.
We read and hear a great deal
about the short skirt coming into
vogue, and the women taking to it
kindly. This is all nonsense, the
smart woman has not and never will
take to the short skirt for the street,
unless for stormy weather, the croakings
of the wiseacreB to the contrary.
New Shirt Waists.
The newest shirt waists have three
narrow box-plaits on either side of
the front, each covered with lace or
embroidery, and small tucks fill in
the centre of the back. A yoke in
the back is no longer considered indispensable,
and the prettiest are
m^ae without this ugly feature.
Tucking in High Favor.
Evei^thing is tucked. Silk waists
'have long been tucked crosswise,
lengthwise, on the bias and in the
lattice-work pattern; cloth has been
:SUt^e4;ted to the same process, and so
j&S .JUtfty^cbiffon and even velvet,
tUo it', pity to distort velvet
r^BB^tany Color* arifoieph's Coat.
fc-^Phere is no cliade atir color which
tlmttel may bstited wbieh is not made
iiifco shirt waist3,^.
A Comfortable Chamber Kobe.
Illustrated herewith is a chamber
robe portraying just the right air of
comfort without the negligee easa>,
which is so often too evident in gar-.;
menis mat wutsii oeive -iui wc uicaftfast
room as well as the seclusion of !
one's room.
The feature that tends ..tawarfit obviating
this objectionable point with
many, is the cape collar and high
stock. French flannel builds the garment,
which falls loosely from the
neck and i3 drawn to the figure by a
heavy cord of wool that encircles the J
rr.rxcH flannel cjiamiitch nonr j
waist. The culy trimming features ;
are the blocks around tbe caj'e, cut's I
md stock, which are bound with satiu I
ribbou headed by feathtr stitchius. i
A blackbird will stand at tbe side
of a hanging wasp's nest and deliber
ately tear it in pieces in order to gel
at tbe larva?, apparently undisturbed
by tbe swarm of angry insects.
The German exploring vessel Itfowe
stopped on its last cruise at two small
isolated islands, Matty and Durour,
the inhabitants of which strikingly re
j semble the Japanese, though the isl
ands are only a short distance from
New Guinea.
In a recent paper by Francis Galton
on "Finger-prints of Young Children,'
he demonstrated that clear prints ol
all ten fingers of a baby would suffice
for after-identification by an expert,
but bv an expert onlv. Although new
ridges may appear in infantile life,
the type of each pattern persists all
through life, and is never doubtful to
a practised eye.
The Arctic Ocsan, says Nansen, is a
kind of lagoon separated from the Atlantic
by a submarine ridge, stretching
from Spitzbergeu to Greenland.
To this ridge is due a curious condition.
The Arctic is covered with a
layer of slightly salt water from the
Siberian rivers and Bering Strait, and
under this is the normally salt Gulf
Stream water. If the two layers were
i mixed, the average temperature would
| fall, but this average would not be as
cold as the; surface layer. This accounts
for the enormous formation o)
polar ice. '
There is a wonderful spider in the
Transvaal, which has apparently been
discovered for the first time by Mr.
Distant. It lives, we are told, in large
communities, and builds itself a nest
like a bird's. Thereat is of irregular
form, and in the interior are several
artistically constructed'' galleries,
which serve as honflBrt^for all the
spiders of that partiomair family. One
of these nests may be sraq'ui the London
Zoological Garderaffit- is very
large, and is deftly coram>''Jfith dry
leaves. The spider in consE&tfing *
nest takes the utmost pains to^mike ii
of such a colcrr that it rilfcjtttekpe the
eyes of its enemies, and in- ttii3 laudable
task the ingenious little ordittaxf
almost always succeeds.
Astronomy in the nineteenth oeit"
tury has not only snccessfclly ;cnltit?
vated, but Las greatly enlarged,..evei?
Held of investigation which itip&erited
from the proceedin g c eafcaty*'? I'he instruments
and the mjtWdg o? re->
search have been greatly
and to them have beett'iadded 'celgreWy
photography and spectroscopy, whicti
are distined to prove no le?9-patent;,
and efficacious than the telescope/]
Photography has shown itself to be ? :
valuable adjunct to the telesoope, and;,
4-1-1A or>r>li/>ofinii nf +V10 eiie^trnHrtrmA .
has not] only rectified the ideas, of I
preceding centuries as to the congtita?J
tion of .the universe, b?t has'
an absolutely new brap^j^^siriito|ttBtl
that is to say, the chefi?tfXHgffi|HB
tial bodies. j
tats c-g . ,
old fiaherma^?^^
or ' thottwuida , of
drowned cats
mr ofro. We had a'<atl^iliaa^^^4J
to get,rid of, and a9^H|^p^K^p^;'|
any tojlill it-was by
put a couple of bke)i^^r<^R|H.' j a>
of an old grain sack, aad put ifc;i?e7
cat, and tied the bag up carefully *$?< j
securely and walked down to the^^M
of a wharf and stood there and swunfl]
the bag with the cat and the bricks in J
it round like a sling until I could givefl
it a good momentum and then let it>fl
<rn nnrl alnntr it nnt to fall and sink in?H
the water, I should say twenty feqtii
"I supposed, of course, that tl^joj
was tbe last of the cat; but the*2t0M|
t thing I saw wh&uS
Lionse was the c&twjjlF
New York Sun.
In Another Character.
If clothes do not make the man,
they may be said, in a certain senee'a j
to make the dignitary. A railwjg#
j train came to its destination inraEj
large city. As the passengers
tiling slowly out of the cars oaflKPi
them, n lady of somewhat severe1
pect, wa3 observed to pause at
top of tbe steps.
"What do you mean, Bir?" she said
sharply, to a man standing on the
platform below.
"What do I mean?" he responded.
"To help you off. madam, of course.'
"You are au eutire stranger to me,
sir," she said. "I prefer to get ofl
without your assistance."
"1 am the conductor." he explained.
"I think not."
"But I am," he peristed. "This is
the eud of my run, and I have changed
nay coat and hat."
"Then you are not the conductor,
sir. You nre not in uniform, aud are
merely a private citizen. Please stand
"I don't know but you're right,
ma'am," he said, complying with hei
|fc.. Perhaps she was right, as a luattei
'$f principle, altljougti sue hjif^ut nave
^eeEfjafew degrees more civil abou*
jPl^jrouth's Companion.
WfRviy 'Mlftulten For :i Cliinam.'til.
General Fitzhugh Lee received
much attention during his recent visit
to the United States. He had stories
to tell,.and one of them concerned bis
name. It was after he nnd gone to
Cuba, aud the manipulators of the
telephone were not very familiar with
his name aud reputation.
"What name is that?" asked one
"Lee?Fitzhugh Lee," was the response.
".Spell it, please."
"F-i-t-z-ii-u-g-li L-e-e."
"Thank yon. Plague take these
Chinamen!"?Philadelphia Saturday
Evening Post.
Only a T)rnnkar<l ?New York Society
Wrought Up Over the Revelation** I
About the Drink Habit* oflhe WoiueD'
in tlie Swell Set?Sorosis Shocked*
Ouly a drunkard! a pitiful thing,
Whnafl r/tiif?h moh^u.1 raimunC plnCAlv
doth cling v V.!
To tlitj rum-stricken form, while the wintry
winds rave ''*
With the moans that -will echo so soon ;
'rouDd Ills grave.
Yet pity him now, for the sake of the days
When liis feet followed free in the happiest
Aud the marks ou the flue open features,
were no:
The skeleton brand of a sin-saddened sot.
Think of the time, ere the world drove him
When helovinglv laughed as an Innocent
A. mother prayed over him, ovor him wept,
Taught hlin while waking and watched
while be slept,
To crown hhn with culture, toiled early and
A.nd dreamed of a manhood both honored.
and great. ifl
Somebody's darling, somebody's joy,.
Somebody's brother, somebody's boy,
Somebody's hero, somebody's love,
Worshiped as next to the Master above.
College friends flattered him, happy and
Conquering obstacles day after dayWinning
In wisdom the rich golden grain,.
Easy to him of the brilliant brain;
Bright eyes grew brighter with love when
be came,
rodu 01 nis lancies hdii prouu vi uia imuo,.
And wept with delight, and a worshipful
When he kissod her, and blessed her, and.
called her his bride. *'
'Twas then at the feast that he fell to hi3- v
And he drank to tho day in the wine's ruddy
Little by little before it he tell,
Following fate on the highway of hell;
Deeper and deeper he followed it down,
On to the damnable dens of the town,
Torturing, starving, and cursing his wife,
'Till death gave release from her rumridden
And theoity authorities laid her to rest,
In u pauper's poor tomb with her babe on
her breast.
How it pursued him! The Demon, desire^.
With its horrible thirst and its fancies of
Forcing his feet to the terrible brink
Of the Pit in which rages the maelstrom ot
t drink,
^Ijtoaieiess, and hopeless, and loveless his
Jjjfrbtok'y-worD. ram-maddened, bottle*
^ SrarQQluird! And yet let us throw
cloak o'er Ills ways and his woe,
.9t*iVT?gto lead him In love to the light,
P^rcJ^lt the gloom with the rays of the
Met-''Edgar Jones, in the National TerngS^.perance
^^.SocletlgjWoine 11 Drink Cocktail*.
;"<Th'? reo?|Cdlspute iu the Eclectic Club*
jrer the;qff0stion of cocktails for women
ba&fttrrea up no end of trouble in Qotham
iad'nbW comes more of the leaders of the
;)W^Mt of all the swell sets and say that
-tib6r4.lA.no doubt th:it the society women,
db'drlnk more of the insidious decoction
tUlU^fe good and right and proper for
^:.A^a matter of fact, the question has be,4:6m6
80 serious that Oscar, the head waiter
afllftiW.Waldorf, has Deen asked to tell what
fttft'.fcnows about it. When a topic gets over
ytte.heads of the swell set there Is only one
Nwo do?appeal to Oscar. Oscar is a.
Kin.' He is also a clever man and one'
^^HraalJy alive to the enormous responHEMwtitis
tnat rest on his devoted head.
jj&OQ BO when the good women begun to get
3ara 4-'enarl over the cocktails somebody
srpought at once 01 uscar.
said the sage, "the women do- J
fldrifik too many cocktails, and tbev are not
Jftjiter or foda cocktails, either. They aw
jHM*sal thing. But, 'added Oscar"aIudy
af&lways a lady, cocktail or no cocktail.'/'
nC?J#r*a3 an afterthought, and it was tnePflWtag.clause
in tlje strong statement ot >
Bwjfcan who tells even the Astors aod .the
what they shall and shall not
ilhdfltorttnJts disposed-jof in the 400. But
Jlhese woman don't tste issue with Oscar.
They are too wise to a&that. They merely
^y that there Is a iclfljjtte out somewhere.
8atro, HttWever, is somewhat
JW?t'fce3itate to say so ia
'i arteflfipafr .wfoito.- She is a Soroais woaathe
habit and its
'."I IclotwUtee 'that women are every
iiy seizlngnpon new liberties. They bavo
jlaid hO'd of tbe cocktail, but they must let
tfjo. The.jAme^icjan cocktail is strictly un.Jeminlne
and was never meant for a wom5?'e<wdtte.
It ^essentially a man's drink."
TAgd it is a-conceded fact that the npjfttifrejbrtflfied
dripks is fast developing
among th'e female members of New York's
-liAttiie big hotel restaurants, Turkish.
bath# and places of social resort for wornen
of good social standing this is apparent.
1'he order books in the liquor departments
dttUeblKgrocerytiOuses show, too, a waudoxlally
increayd demand among tue fashionable
patrons for bottled cocktails and
Oth*rfsociety leaders do not care to be
quoted in cold Ink on the topic and haveJMrtftJly
avoided saying unything on thewiaiw-Except
to admit if the great America'n
aocktall is really demoralizing theArotbimNadieBit
is really too bad. Nothing
heea said vet about a reformation.
' Noble Ke?olve of Students.
students of.tbe Toronto University \rtcently
met to decido as to whether
illqaors sboald be excluded from tbo unafu&l
dinner, and the following resolution
Pr&tesoWed, That in the opinion of this
Society the use of intoxicating liquors n't
Student functions is uot iu the best interests
of the students or the university,
and that the society wishes to place itself
as opposed to its use at functions con- a
trolled by the Literary Sociery." . jr
Admiral Sainton a Teetotaler.
Ia a letter to a no-license meeting in
Cambridge, Mass., a few nights ago Admiral
Sampson said: "It is my opinion
that the only certain safe position for any
person to talteou the question of using intoxicating
liquors is the position of total
abstinence. Iu like manner, I Relieve that
no-license is the only position for any community
to advocate for the absolute security
of its people."
The Crusade in Brief.
lit* mcwi 1.-? atui a jiuicuw taikU. lii
Tlie mo-', proline source of strife is tbe
glass of wine.
Habitual brandy drinkers give out sooner
than coM wator meu.
License is uot intended to stop tbe
liquor traffic. but to perpetuate it by law.
Let us lememlier that the American * -J
Sabbath i? to-day troddea down beueatJi
the feet of'ibe saloon.
Tbe English Government lias announced
that Belgium has invited the Powers to a
conference at Brussels upon tbe African
liquor trade. TUe date is uot yet set.
A saloon keeper discharged a clerk for
getting drunk. A distiller advertised for
two teetotalers to run bis still.
Switzerland has three Institutions for
the cure of drunkards which record permanent
cures in one-hak'.tbe cases treated.
A drunkard is at a discouut with all people.
Even tbe devil wants a mure respectable
man thau a drunkard to work for
Spirituous liquors are no help in roughing
it. Gn tho contrary, they Invite sun
stroke acd various otnsr unpleasant visitors
incident to tbe life of a traveler.
Tbe Arn y canteen got in its work at Elo
Grande City, Texas. Colored soldier*
quartered there got drunk on Goverutneut
liquor. iired into tLie towu. aud a race riot
was threatened.

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