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FRIDAY, JULY 28
ome Polite Rejoinder Fonnd In the
Mrs. Crimsonbeak Glass doors arc
placed in some of the new cooking
stoves to enable tlie cook to watch the
food In tbe oven without opening the
Mr. Crimsonbeak It ought to make
tbe bi iad lighter.
She- I'm going to sing at the concert
He Oh, I'm so glad!
"Then you'll come and hear mei"
".No; I'm going out of town."
And now they don't speak.
Mr. Orimsonbeak The trouble with
you Is that you don't know when to
Mrs. Crimsonbeak Oh, yes, I do!
"I say no."
"Well, I say yes."
"Sec? That proves that you don't."
Yeast Do you know what a fisher
Crimsonbeak Certainly; a man who
"Well, what, then, is an angler?
"An -angler Is a man who only tiles
to catch fish."
Bill I'm making money seUlng mice.
Jill Whom do you sell them to?
"The professor of music on tlie next
"What on earth does he want mice
"Why, he uses them for trying the
voices of the young ladies."
A Stroke of Fortune.
"l'cs," said Mamie, "my presence of
mind Is what saved me on commence
"Everybody was saying you must
be an intellectual wonder." said Maud
"Well, It was partly luek. When 1
tied the pages of essay together, I got
them all mixed up, and I didn't dis
cover it till I got on the platform. I
was scared nearly to death. But I
read straight on as if nothing had hap
pened, and it was all for the best. It
sounded too profound for anything."
lie Will Hn-re Ml Joke.
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"Xo! Who was knocked down?"
"A brownstone front. The auction
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1 12 Niagara St., Buffalo, N.Y.
EU&jKCiU -231-Kl.'sU Tv.
I had decided to end my life.
My father dying when my s-ixtli year
had scarcely passed, I vra left with n
mother singularly deficient in sympathy
and who took little care that her son had
education or anything eNe except cloth
ing, shelter and food. 1 was allowed to
go and come almost a I wished, and I
soon acquired those inferior charaeteris
tics which, developed, make the dissipat
ed yonng man.
I was prized by my companions be
cause of my faculty of telling stories,
and as time went on I composed verses
which they alleged were of the stuff of
which poetry is made. Gradually 1 giew
devoted to literature in a lawless and
spasmodic way and spent whole days in
scribbling and dreaming of a future
fame. 1 continued, however, to drink
and smoke and led altogether quite a bo
hemian existence. At last I appealed to
my mother to let me go to Paris, and she,
making no objection, but rather seeming
glad, gave me ample funds, and I started.
I soon felt at home in my new world,
and. finding companions with aspirations
and weaknesses like my own, I began a
life of dissipation which in intensity far
eclipcd anything that I had known. AVe
spout our days on the boulevards and in
the cafes and our nights were passed in
the dance halls and low er class theaters.
Two years were spent in this way, and
then I began to read Schopenhauer. In
terpreting his work incorrectly as afford
ing ample justification for suicide and
gathering the import of the whole more
or less perfectly through a desultory
reading, I grew very gloomy, so much so
that my fellows avoided my companion
ship, and I fouud myself almost alone. I
had lived for nothing until there .was
nothing to live for. Kiiuui never left me
from morning till night, and I could only
get the .slightest relief through using al
siuth. the friend of the living dead. 1
had decided to go home, when a letter
came announcing my mother's death and
stating that the property was mine. 1
took the next steamer for New York.
For a few days the novelty of my situ
ation kept me from the eternal thought
about "the will to live," and I walked
through the rooms ot my old home with
almost the feeling of youth, but the de
mons of my pessimism soon icturned, and
I was made to realize that the man with
out a mother, though the mother whom
he once had never took thought of him,
was worse oft than when she existed. She
had been an ever possible refuge to me,
but now 1 was really alone, miserably
alone, in a universe. My literary hopes
had long since lost themselves in bitter
thoughts. I had not touched a pen for a
year. That is how I came to decide.
I made n will, then left my house and
went to a hotel. The clerk gave me a
magnificent suit on the fourth floor, for I
had planned to die in the midst of splen
dor and asked for the best.
I looked about my bedroom. There was
where I should die, on that snowy bed.
Those curtains would hide my body till
the door was forced open, and the search
ers would pause a moment ere they mov
ed the silken folds and found me lying
shot through the heait. What large win
dows there were. I would lower the
shades. So much light was not good.
1 was in evening diess. Taking out my
revolver, I laid it on the table and remov
ed my shoes. A cigar fell from my vest
pocket. I picked it up, lighted it and be
gan to smoke.
"What am I about to do?-' I thought.
I laughed as I answered my own ques
tion. "I will die."
I looked at my revolver again. "When
this cigar is finished, I will finish my
self," I temarked calmly.
With the curtains down I now found
the room too dark. I lighted the gas
and smoked on.
Half -in hour passed, and the cigar
was almost consumed. The time was
near. 1 lay down on tne Deo, tooK my
revolver in my right hand and pointed it
nt my heart. As I was about to shoot a
confused sound of voices reached me
from the street. Soon it was mingled
with the clangor of fire bells and the
roar of heavy wheels. A loud knock
came on my door, and a voice said: "Get
out quick! The building is on fire!"
What was that to me? Was I not
going to die anyway? I touched my side
with the barrel.
Flames shot up past my window, and
I started from the bed. I could hear
the wood of the window frames snap
ping. The room filled with smoke. A
horrible revulsion of feeling seized me.
I ran to the door. The key was gone. I
remembered then that I had thrown it
from the window when I entered the
I grew sick with fear, having death at
my call, at my command. It was not
hard to die, but to be trapped by death,
to be forced to my fate that was awful.
I sprang to the window, threw up the
sash, leaned out and shouted: "Help,
help! I shall be burned alive!"
"There's a poor fellow at a window,"
I could hear those below shout. "Hold
on!" they answered. "We'll save you!"
An age passed. The llames were all
about me, and the floor beneath my feet
grew hot. Almost in despair, I shouted,
"A thousand dollars to the man who
saves me!" Now I could not hear; now
I could not see. The scorching, roaring
flames and the stifling thick smoke ob
"Help, help!" I screamed.
I should be burned alive. Death in
any form was a horrible thing, but to be
burned!" "Save me, save me!" I gasped.
The floor seemed to sink beneath me,
and I fell across the window sill.
I was on the ground when I regained
consciousness, and a fireman supported
me. "l"on had a close call. The floor
had just gone when I got you," he said.
I looked at him, almost adoring him.
Mr. Pnrvciiur (about to engage new
coaclinianj Yes, you look as if vou
will suit. Hut I should like to know
something about tbo people you lived
Applicant (eagerly) They were real
swells, sir, and if you want to get Into
some good society, sir, I'll introduce
you to them, sir. Judy.
'My wife always leaves our hoiiRo in
prime order when we go away."
"Wiiat's that for?"
"She wouldn't want even a burglar
to think she was a noor housekeoner."
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1 The Reaf Test, I
A BY C1RRY PAIS. g
The sports were over, and three- men
had still a couple of hours, to wait befire
they could Rot a train back. The ttat on
platform was tint invitinp, and the ol-J
fashioned village inn aliMirbnl them.
There was but one man seated Iwfore the
huge open fireplace when they entered.
He was a middle aged man, dressed in
black,-and had daik, poetical eyes. He
moved courteously to make way for the
three fiiend-. lie had a bright pint tank
aid by hi-i ide for puiposes of reference,
and he smoked a new church warden
clay. The three men regarded him with
some curiosity as they ordered their
drinks and lit their cigars. Then they
discussed the sports and the time for the
quarter, which had been good. It showed,
one of them observed, that Timson was
undoubtedly the better man.
"Pardon me," the stranger observed,
removing the church warden from hi
lips, '"but surely it only showed that he
was the superior in running the quarter
not that he was the better man."
The first speaker laughed, but answer
ed a little contemptuously: "Certainly. I
didn't suppose that it showed that Tim
son was morally better or that he was
quicker over the sticks."
"I see," said the stranger, "that you
think me pedantic. Ileally, it is not un
natural. Hut I was thinking of an ex
t aoidiuary tist which has just come to
an end and was intended to show which
of two men really was iu all respects the
better. It lasted for three years."
'"Three jearsV asked another of the
"Thice long onsecutive years." He
tilted up his tankard, wiped his mouth
and resumed. "Xot one word of it ever
g-t into the p.ipeis. Wry few people
knew anything about it. I got to hear
of it because one of the competitors,
(Jeoigo Shaduell, was my cousin. My
own name is Shadwell too. Besides, I
knew the lady who was the cause of it
nil. It was the .-trangest thing I ever
beard of iu my life."
"If it's not a ecret, I should think it
inteie-ting to hear nlmut it."
"It"- no secret." He walked over to
the bar window and handed in his tank
aid io lie lepli'iiished. "I'll tell you about
it when I've got thi-. refilled. I suffer
terribly from thirst at times, and this is
ne of my b-id days." He returned to
his place on the settle and began.
"My cousin, George Shadwell, and Her
bert Bracebridge were both fair speci
mens of good all round men. In looks,
position, fortune, physique, abilities, any
one would have said that they were as
near equal as they could possibly be, yet
when it came to the test of which I have
spoken my cousin George won 112 out of
llo items out of which the test was com
posed. It came about in this way: They
weie both in love with the same lady.
This lady made tliein both come to her
one afternoon and told them frankly that
she would many tbe better man. and, to
find oat which was the better man, she
had made out a real test, consisting of
llo different competitions. Both men
had to swear that they would go through
all the competitions; otherwise, of course,
Herbeit Biacebiidge would have given it
up long befoie it came to the end. Many
of the tets weie quite ordinaiy. The
first was a test for memory. They had
to learn the first book of the 'Aeneid' by
heait. Both did it in exactly the same
time, but Bracebridge made two mistakes
iu repeating it, and my cousin George
only made one. This was the more ex
traoiditiary because my cousin George
didn't know a word of Latin. In another
of the events he was handicapped in ex
actly the same way. This was a swim
ming race, and George had never learned
to swim. Of course he would have taken
lesions aud trained for it, but no notice
was ever given them of what the next
event was to be. As soon as they were
told it they had to begin it. He got a
shilling manual on swimming, studied the
theory of it as he was going down to the
swimming baths, mastered it completely
and won by a head."
"What sort f time did your cousin
make in the athletic events?"
"Well, there was only one race put
down for them. That was from the lnar
bie arch to the top of the Matterhorn.
George got the quicker of the two han
soms and maintained his lead throughout.
It was a near thing. Bracebridge almost
overhauled him at the end, aud he only
won by about 20 minutes. I don't know
the time that it took, nor, I am sorry to
say, have I got the exact measurement
of the only jump which they had to try
a deep jump. I fancy it was from a sec
ond story window into a street. There,
again, Biacebridge had bad luck. Both
men did it, but Bracebridge broke his
leg. That, of course, meant that he had
not uone it quite so well as George.
There was. a drinking competition, but
that was a icry hollow affair. A gift in
that diiection has always been in our
family. George was a bottle ahead aud
perfectly sober at the finish. The star
vation competition was interesting too.
They had to fast for a week, and the
one who lost least weight won. George
won by an ounce."
"Geoige seems to have had all the
"Xot all not absolutely all. He won
112, but he lost one the last one."
"At any rate, he had all the luck he
wanted. If the scoic ended 112 to 1, he
was proved to be the better man, and I
suppose by this time he has married the
"Xo,"-said the stranger, with a sigh,
drahiing his tankard and rising to go.
"Tlie hundred and thirteenth competition
was to be a duel to the death. It was
fought abroad, aud George lost. That is
why I wear this mourning. Goodby. I
must be getting on." Black and White.
A C'nril Tflhlp Itoiiinticr.
Speaking of the mania of some so
ciety women for gambling, a story is
told or nn interesting card playing ro
mance wbich was recently enacted ia
A very rich man sat playing ccarte
with a pretty girl whom ho intensely
iidmired. She went on recklessly stak
ing her money till ruin etared her in
"Doubles or quits," said the tempter.
She assented, knowing that she con Id
never pay. She lost.
"Yourself or quits." said her oppon
ent. Again tbe girlgnmiiioiied all hex wits
and looked him straight iu tbo face.
".Are yon pmposing to marry mot" she
Ho won the game, nml the pair made
ono of tbo happiest uuiuiid known in
England nt the prei-eot day. Pari?
An Aliientmlnueri Cashier.
"Is the cashier InV"
"No; he's not."
'When will he be back?"
"Cau't say. Ue skipped for CanadA
about an hour ago."
'Must my luck! I'm his brother, and
lie took tuy bal by mistake tills uloru
lug!" Yonkcrs filatesrriari.
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Lot lurc it I. oter.
"All the world may love a lover."
says Catesby. "but that doesn't ahvay
Include tbe girl he's in love with, which
lit tbe most linportant."--rh!lndcIplilu
S MI MiTLSi
"My Little Lady" 1 ucd to call her, and
the diminutive in.fusi.il her sreatly. "It
i such au absurd name," she would say.
"ami, besides, you Know how much 1 dii
like any reaiarks :il)iit my personal ap
pearance. It is iiuite misfortune enougk
to be so ridiculously small without bcine
remimlecl of it toustaiitly."
"'Ah. but one of these days you will t
great." I would say, and she would lausi
happily at the prophecy. How that hap
py child lausli or hers riujis in my ears
even now! To tell you of her appearance
is to belie her character, for the outward
beinc and the inner self bad no sister
hood save when now and again at some
chance word that inspired a noble
thousht iu her the woman's glorious situl
peeped shy out through her blue eyes till
they grew dark and deep and the warm
glow of her divine intelligence permeated
and shone through her clear baby skin.
She loved poetry true poetry and re
membered all she loved in it. Ah, if you
could have heard her recite poetry as I
At such moments she was beautiful
more than that, worshipful.
I have seen young men aud cantanker
ous old women rise spellbound to that
bright angel face and listen breathlessly
for the words as they fell- from those
At such times the beautiful story of the
Christ child in the temple has seemed to
me to gain strength and reality, and I
have pondered wouderiugly over the
power some mortals have to hold and en
thral others, binding them fast to good or
I must speak of her as a child, I sap
pose, ia order that you may see her as
she appeared to the physical eye. One
had to know and to love her (the term
are synonymous) to see her with the eyes
of the mind. Those who knew her they
were not many saw her as a child, but
they loved her as a woman.
A woman to be loved fiercely, hotly; a
woman to dare fo., t. work for, to
achieve for if need be to die for but to
die for honorably on life's battlefield,
fighting to tin' last.
A woman at whose feet a man's suc
cesses might be laid, and whose one
word of praise would be fll sufficient
All, ye women! Will yon never under
stand yonr wondrous powers to maka
men or to mar them!
You langh at this "high flown nousense
about a child," do you not? I forgive you,
for yon never knew my little lady.
Until my little lady came into my life
I was alone. Do you know what that
means? Have you realized it? Can yon
realize it? To go out into the world, to
eat and to drink like other people do, to
shake your fellow creatures by the hand
while mentally you spurn them under
foot and void your rheum upon them, to
greet all men stud women wi:h a lie upon
your lips a lie that professes interest in
their health aud in thfiu for whom you
care no more than 'or the starving mon
grel which you drive from your doorstep
with it savage kick and an oath mutter
ed through set teeth. To be without any
love for any living thiug, nay, to hate the
whole huge human race because one man
and one woman have proven unworthy
to hate and loathe yourself even mora
than you detest the vilest thing that
crawls the earth this it is to be alone.
And so was I uutil my little lady came
into my life.
How well I remember the first time I
A silly woman who thought I might
perchance become the purchaser of one
of her silly danghters had asked me to
"come and help amuse some children,"
thinking, no doubt, that the juvenile set
ting would enhance in my eyes the value
of the jewci she intended for me.
It did just the roiovse. I have alwayi
loved children, and the sight of their
sweet innocence made me hate the men
and women there still more. I sat in a
corner and watched the children play,
wishing I could be one of them t.gain. Jly
little lady was foremost in the games, but
presently she left the othei-s and came
to sit near me.
"Have you a headache?" she asked, in
a voice that struck me almost uncon
sciously as too deep and full for so young
"No; n heartache," I answered, without
thinkiug of what I said, and then, angry
with myself for self betrajal, I tried to
joke away my answer and to talk non
sense to the child.
What happened after that 1 hardly
know. I only know that soon we were
in deep conversation, and gradually I
talked to her as 1 had never talked t
living being since those two devils but
no matter! As I left the house I noticed
two stains tear stains upon my glove.
I, the misanthroue I, who almost boast
ed ihet nothing bad touched my heart for
Oh, my little lady, my little lady!
It was her birthday her eighteenth
birthday and I had bought her a white
rosebud to put in her hair, which she put
up that day for the first time.
It lay unnoticed on the ground at her .
feet, now half picked to pieces by her
Fool to have told her then, and so sud
denly! How could a child of her age love a
man of mine?
How could she understand? How
eonld she I went away and enrsed my
self. It is four years since 1 left my little
lady with the paiued look in her blue
eyes aud my rosebud at her feet, and in
half an hour I shall see her again.
She is 'J2 today and I hold her letter
in my baud.
'"Come to me." she writes. "I did not
know myself four years ago. Now I do,
dear, and I ask you to come to me."
I was in Syri.t when I got that letter,
and I have traveled night and day tines
How the horse crawls! Oh, my little
lady, my little la
Whr are the blinds tlowu?
Dead! Oh. no. uo! It's a lie! Xo, it's
true, and my white rosebud, old and
faded now, like my life, lies upon her
I'll uo. I promised her years ago never
to do that whatever happened.
She would not have me break my word.
Would that I could K-lieve that we shall
I hope. Oh. how I hope! Chicago
Or it Tree.
"Women a iv nits," stitippcd Jarley
'Nonsense." said Dawson. "Did you
rver see a woman try to climb a
fence?" Harlem Life.
Doctor You really must keep your
spirits up. My good sir, soaio years
ag- 1 had exactly the same Illness!
Patient Ah. but uot the same doc
tor! Punch. .
ftiu.c mitt KHYot.
"No tmiu m bavo health without a
"That's so, aw! no man can earn a
holiday without health." Chicago
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