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EINTINI Fl6NEh3S IAND uYIR UNh UA D
DAU00lfE~.
The annual meeting of the Montana
Pioneers Society was held in this city
Thursday. Ti'he attendauce was the
largest in years. The Society of Sons
and Daughters of Pioneers also met.
After the businesi sessions were over
both societies spenot the bal
ance of the day either tak
Ing in the sights of the city
or out to the races. In the evening a
a grand banquet was given at Elec
tric hall which was largely attended.
The "old timer" Is held in high ee
teem by the more recent comer. He
is respected and revered for the haid
shlps and privations endured in shap
ing the early destiny of this now pop
ulous and prosperous state. He will
soon disappear for death is ever
claiming a victim here and there
throughout the state but their mer
ory will ever survive them and the
8ons and Daughters of Pioneers will
step forward and worthily fill the
places of the illustrious departed
ones.
* HUWIID 1113181
We note with pleasure that a num
byr of colored miners have been re
cently senat to Roslyn, Washington, to
work in the coal mines there. These
mines have been closed about three
mouths on account of the refusal of
the men to accept a reduction in
warges necessitated by the lowering of
the tarif on coal from sevenaty-lAve
cents per too to forty cents. The
scale of wages ofered to these new
men will enable a good hand to earn
ver three doUlars per day--not at all
bed these hasrd timel. There are sev
eral minels in Wsuhlhgtou state now
belg worked by colord men, and
they give acellent atisfaction.
Yh3 have new boen emplojd in the
Praaklia sd Newcastle mies of that
state er abouet Ie years, and the re
latie between the men and the em
.ple m e be n meet hermeuese.
-s sati actry have been the relts
in thee cues that a umbert of co
pratle have turned their egacious
ses celi wrud
A e t telegram tells a that the
Italls an d Osertig Calforna In
large a~ beu That they It it lf-.
miat to etain work there, and that
m p are retunag to Italy, while
ehm are gelg to seuther states,
partlularly lrSda and Alabama.
Mr. Day. he a rare chance for
yes to display year Ie.e M-llau
WeodM It get be an ecellent Idea to
hate these Itallea hither beasd, to
step evr lna M na untl after No
weber Uh seat? Perhaps they
might eut tqai a figure in the pend
ag coatest. Possibly they might
serve a balance of powar and elect
a sd Daly legislativ delegation
fea a couple of close counties or,
maybe, they asght be just suacleat
to tip the scales Anacoedaward. No
deubk itls atll frel in the lnds of
ear citiens the gre "Daly's 400
dagees" cut ia the election of 180.
M181 TllW TIMMIMU
Net mtlRed with the financial
Sals- wcs. rtein ai beesines unret
ef the pose few moethe remlting frm
tariff tinkering, the democratic party
no sooner sheathoe its yet bloody
stilettoso oft and repeatedlythrust
into the almost mortally wounded
body of our depressed budness Iater
eats, than the president and his fel
low conspirators are planning for an
ether oslaught. He again calls upon
his financial wreckers "who have
fought bravely and well" with results
so well known, "to continue the strug
gle and boldly challenge to open war
fare" the yet prostrate buslners inter
sets now on a fair way to coevales
cence. Good citisens, irrespective of
party, who have suffered from the un
ceasing tariff tinkering of the past
few months, will rally in solid phalaan
in November next and by their voice,
expressed through the ballot, will
speak in such emphatic tone that
even the president will bow to the
will of the majority.
Il AIUlm IltUA.
After a very successful and pleas
ant encampment, companies C and I
of this city, and A of Great Falls, ac
companied by the signal corpe and the
First Regiment band N. G. M., re
turned from Port Richards last Mon
day morning. As they marched
through our principal thoroughfares,
headed by General Curtis, their sol
diery bearing, precislon of movement
and greneal martial appearance elic
ited unetinted favorable comment
and applause. Our citlseas are justly
prod of our noble boys in blue, who
have always shows themselves typl
cal solders and worthy of the truset
and cefidence repese n them.
Mrs. L G. Cole successunlly coa
ductsa furaiture store In the opera
heuse beck. he carries a geAd
stock, afable, and censequently
dees a thriving busne .
Aiographical nhetchcs.
CAPT. S. A. SWIGGETT
AU A CANDIDATE FR SHElRIFF. Who is IIr.
S. A. Swiggett was born in Mary
land, May 19, 1834. When he was 13
years of age, at the death of his
mother, he was placed in charge of
relatives in the country. Recoming
dissatisfied he walked to tambridge,
the county seat, and made his own
contract with a gentleman to learn a
trade. After completelng his trade
he emigrated to Cambridge City, In
diana, at the age of 19. Three years
later he removed to Blakesburg,
Wapello county, Iowa. In December
1850, he married a farmer's daughter.
In August, 1862 he recruited a com
pany which was assigned to the
Thirty-sixth Iowa Infantry as Co. "It"
and of which he was elected captain,
and participated in all the engage
ments the regiment was in, and on
April 25, 1864, after a desperate hard
fought battle, he with 1400 others
were captured and taken to Tyler,
Texas, arriving there June 10. On
August 18 and December 28 he escaped
getting 150 miles away the first, and
275 miles the second time, but was re
captured both times and taken back
to Tyler. After being a prisoner
about fourteen months and being con
fined in two stockades and a dozen
jails in Arkansas, Louisiana and
rexas, (and now trying to get into
the Lewis and Clarke county jail) he
was anally turned out, the war having
ended, his company and regiment
having been exchanged four months
before. After returning from the
war he followed merchandising except
an interval of four years. in which he
was twice elected sheriff of Wapello
county, Iowa.
In April 1887, he came to Jefferson
county, dontana, with his family.
The following year, although a stran
ger, he was elected by the Republi
cans to represent Jefferson county in
the last Territorial Legislature.
In May, 1880, without his knowledge
of the U. 8 Land Office at Helena,
where he purchased a home and es
tablished his residence.
Hi first vote was cast for the Re
rpblican candidate for President,
Joha C. Freemont, since which time
he has been an untiring worker for
his party as well as a liberal and reg
ular contributor toward campaign
uinwue, as can be vouched for by
leading Republicans of this city. Be
sides l.of the above he has retained
his membership in the Baptist church
for thirty eight years.
Below is what some papers say of
him offcially and otherwise.
The Daily Democrat (Democratic)
urslleed at Ottumwa, Iowa. Jnly 81.
An attmwa flam.
rosm the Helena, Mont., Herald,
we learn that Capt. S. A. 8wiggett
at on-time sherif of this count, will
be a candidate before the republican
coovention for sheriff of Lewis and
Clarke county. While occupying that
rsponsble position in this county,
Capt. Swllgett. we belleue, gave gen.
ealsatisfaction, and proved himself
to be an efcient, honorable and IN
coasuPTUPL oifcer. always prompt
and faithful In the discharge of his
duties He is a gentlemen of splendid
ability, and because of his courteous
and genial ways, and unusual personal
magnetism, is very popular nd is
known as a great vote-getter. The
Democrat feels an interest in Wa
pello county people and does not doubt
that Capt. Swlggett will secure the
nomination.
The Marysville Mountaineer (Inde
pendent) says:
The Republicans are beginning to
look around for available candidates
for the various county offices to be
flled at the approaching county con
ventlon. Among the candidates for
sherif we have heard the names of
Capt. S. A. Swiggett, George O.
baton and ex-Sheriff Jefferis men
tioned. All are good men for the po
sition. Capt. Swiggett is favorably
known all over the country, and if he
conaents to the use of his name before
the cenvention will doubtless get a
strong support from his party.
The Morning Sun (Democratic) of
Ottumwa, Iowa, July 81, 1884, copies
the above and adds:
This refers to Capt. Swiggett. a
former sheriff of Wapello county, who,
notwithstanding his bad politics, has
many warm friends here without re
gar to party lines. If the Republl
cans give him the nomination he will
do the rest, for he is energetic and a
vote-getter.
The Rising Sun (Republican), which
circulates in the north part of Lewis
and Clarke county, says:
Among other names mentioned for
the nomination for sheriff of Lewis
and Clarke county we notice that of
Capt. 8wiggett, late register of the
United States land office at Helena.
The Captain is a gentleman in every
way qualiled to make a nrst-class
omcer. He is a veteran volunteer
soldier, a thoroughbred Republican
and a gentleman whose private and
public life is beyond reproach.
The Boulder Age (Populist) says :
Capt. 8. A. Switgett, formerly of
Jefferson county and for the past four
as register of the United States
and ffice in Helena, is mentioned tor
the Republican nomination for sheriff
of Lewis and Clarke county. The
Republicans of that county could not
nominate a better man nor a stronger
candidate.
The Marysville Gazette (Demo
cratic) says:
Capt. 8. A. Swiggett of Helena was
nla the city this week shaking hands
with old friends. Mr. Swiggett is a
person of sterling character and made
an excellent register of the la.
ofce. Social, generou, intelliagent
and energetic, he is hhly esteemed
by all who tnrow him. te ndersta
he will be the candidate ou the Re
nbllcas ticket for sbsI. The only
obetesn we have to him is his pol
VERY DENSE.
The Smiling Yorag Man Got T hegbh Ims
tag at Lst.
"I'Ie got a humorous little fancy
bere,' said the smiling young man who
bad just come in as he drew up a ohair
confidentlally, sat down and laid on the
desk a scrap of paper containing these
lijio:
For children have oft been carried away
By- the gype that paws in the night.
"What's this for?" inquired the toil
er at thle desk.
"Why, don't you see?" said the
smiling caller, "it's an unfnishedquat
rain, or, rather, the flnal part of a
quatrain that lacks the first two lines.
You can furnish the appropriate rhymes
yourself. It's your line of business, you
know. Something about history re
peating itself-parents, you know, car
ried away, or something of that kind,
and 'that's right,' or 'mild affright,'
and"
"But what does it all mean? What
are you talking about?"
"Don't you catch on? The little play
on words, you know"
"What words?"
" 'Carried away' and 'gyps that pas
in the night' "
"Pass where?"
"Don't you get the idea? You've read
the book, haven't you?"
"What book?"
"Say, do you mean to tell me you've
never read 'Ships That' "
"Look here, my friend," interposed
the man at the desk firmly, "if you are
trying to work into this paper a favor
able mention of some book or other
yeou've come to the wrong department "
"But"
"There's no use in talking. You've
got to carry that to the advertising
counter. You can't get it in my part of
the sheet for $6 a line."
The caller rose up grasped the scrap
e lpaper, crumpled it in his hand and
threw it fiercely on the flor.
"And they pay you for writig u
for thi er. hey, r h1
m he pulled up his coat collar, gave the
toiling scribe a stare of measureless
contempt and bolted angrily from the
loom.--hicago Tribune.
It happened at one of the inland lake
resorts of Wisconsin. A young man
feom Chicago was stopping there with
his wife, and the wife had wandered
down to the share of the lake to enjo
the evening ee A short pier jutting
out into the lake looked inviting, and
she went out on it, unmindful of swev
ral urchins who were hoverlang about
the boathouse at the shore end of the
pier. A few minutes later her husband
eame to the lake to join her, but was
latercepted by one of the urchins
"Say, mister, is that your girl?" ask
ed the boy.
"be's my wife" replied the young
MAn.
"Well, you tell her togohame 'use
we boys wants to go in swimmin," said
the youngster, and thinking that would
settle the matter they all retired to the
boathouse to undres.
The young man prompl infrmed
his wife of the request, but shbe was e
joying herself and was not anxious to
leave. She laughed and called to a new
arrival at the boabtoase.
"Tell the boys," she said, when he
had come to her, "to run out and jump
nto the water if they wish to I won't
look "
The little fellow hurried to the boat.
house with the message, and there wa
an immediate council of war. At its
oanclusion he returned to the end ot the
pier and said:
"Please, ma'am, the boys y they
dut6 .isk itY-.J'4inag Phi
fntte " atre.
"Go " she commanded.
"With all my heart," he reoiaed,
aodingidilReeaoe. -
"Of course. I"
Her lip curled in scorn.
-"have no ue for any of it."
Pausing only until he was sure he
had the best umbrella in the hatraok,
be strode to the door and was gone
Detrt Tribune
A lef 86.
Fair Dame-That gasoline stove you
said me weon't light, and I believe the
supply pipe is all choked up.
Dealer-Well, madam, you inlted
upon having me that weould be als
lhtely cafe.-New York Weekly.
In a Duigesm.
"Why did Mi Antique leave th
hotel?"
"he was insulted. Somebody asked
her if Noah was a pretty baby."-P.
and& Co. Builetina.
war Up.
Mothes-I am afraid, Tommy, you
have been a very naughty boy today.
Tommy-I say, ma, what a lot you
know about wtikedneasr a woman.
Baton Transcript. *
PrL
"acsy shoul go a the 'Halk' B
weld make his fortuane as a tsight aeps
walker.
"How do you bnow"
"Ba*m kin a girl
Ien~Ymuuhu7"f
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
r1r hk. B. Hna. Grasd Nealer of the Graed
Temuple of Iowa--Brea.
Mrs. R. B. Huff, grand senior of the
grand temple of Pythian Sisters of Iowa,
is well known to
members of the
order as a live
worker for the ad
vancement of the
auxiliary branch.
4 She was the firt
M. E. C. of Irving
temple, No. $1,
of Muscatine, and
delivered the ad
dress of welcome
. In behalf of that
temple at the joint
Sas. i. . HUFF. reception of the
grand lodge, K. of
P., and the grand temple of Iowa, which
was held at Musoatine last year. That
she makes a model presiding offecer is con
ctdedl by all the members of the grand tem
pie who witnessed the work exempli.ed
at that time by Irving temple.
Indianapolis is in the field with Denver
and Minneapolis for the session of the su
preme lodge in 1896.
West Pullman, lls., has a new lodge of
85 members.
Pythian day at the coming St. Louis
exposition will be Sept. 19, and the order
will assist In making it one of the most
attractive days of the season.
A great occasion is anticipated in Bos
ton Oct. 10, when the order in Massachu
setts will celebrate its silver anniversary.
The parade will include members of 107
lodges, escorted by the Massachusetts bri
gade, U. B.
At Washington the supreme lodge will
be in session three weeks.
Oak lodgeof Hudson,Mass.,whosacstle
hall was recently destroyed by are, has
found a home in Masonlo hall by invite.
tion of the local lodge.
KNIGHTS OF HONOR.
Impateamt Da.mesas lsederred b the Ma
prme istetatr.
Where a deceased member had paid
money in advance to the financial reporter
ments, as they were called, and the finan
elal reporter had paid over the same to the
treasurer of the lodge and an unexpended
balance remained in the hands of the
treasurer at the time of the member's
death before paying over the same to the
nal representative of the deiessde
r, the lodge should aeder a warerant
drawn upon the treasurer for ti amoaut,
but the supreme lodge assumes no nespoa
sibility in regard to smuh advance p
ments.
It is absolutely neessary that the appUl
cation for membership shall be in the
lodgeroom at the time it is reersed to the
investigating committee. Our law re
quires that the application shall be read
in open lodge at a regular meetaig and
entered upon the record.
An applicant for membership cannot be
amined by the lodge medical examiner
until the investigating comittee, a
pointed by the dietator, shall have sged
a favorable report.
Where, at the same meeting of the lode,
there are several applications for member
ship, each applicant must be balloted for
separately.
The supreme dictator has no authority
to grant a dispensation permittig an ap
plicnt to become a member of an existing
lodge simply by being obligated, without
requiring him to pass through the ea
many of inltiation in the lodgeroom.
A lodge cannot legally expel a m.m--er
when action is taken otherwise than ,by
bell ballot.
The law excluding bartenders firm
membership in the order is not rsetaotive
in its operation, and therefore does not
afeot bartenders who were members of
the order prior to July 1, 1898.
UNITED WORKMEN.
by8ral Jaerlseiet s EMatnala Libauee.
Werkabep Cbip.
Psensylvanla, Minnesota, Wlseaoin
and Delaware a the only jurislditions
that report the maintenance of libraries i
their subodinate lodges. Of the 10,00
books, valnml at $8,788.90, tensylvaama
has 8,107, valued at $7,98.
Missouri admitted 171 new member
during July.
The 10 leading lodges of the Massmmch
mets jurlsdlotion July 1 were: Beeon, 'M
members; John Endlcott, 784; Israel Put
mam, 600 Waltham, 00; liver City,
387; Everett, 486; Dearborn, 464; Anahor,
49; Gardner, 401; Securlty, 400.
West Virginia will be a separte juls
dietion after Jan. 1 next.
The A. O. U. W. Is not a labor oemnal
aatlio, as Its name might Imply, but Its
membership is made up of all the walk of
lb-m heroant, mn lebaeenles adprDI
sloal men.
Three thousand twohundedand thirty
anine Workmen we caled upon to pay
their last debt to nature during the year
Meaberse n good standing June, 1,838,
80m.
Over the bills to the poorhouse s a
highway unknown to the membes of a the
d. O. 0. W.
Reports to the grand council at Misoel
from the various aounc)le in t state show
the order to be in a very healthy and ps-o
pirs eondition.
The order wasorganised at Indanapol
am May s8, 1879, by Masons and me
bars of other fraternal societies. Its mem
bership today numbers over 40,000 and tt
has become national n Its scope and Iah
ame.
A silver plate was need for tlhe nlatll s
eard by Chosen Friends of San Fran.is.
Invitlng Supreme Councilor Morse to at
tead a reeoption ald In San Framcis..
Usatsd sesais.
About 100 delegates ateded the bMhi
all saoe ao the gr ecomnil at Pen,
giemin at Leaser.
TheLe about 8,m00 membe of the
edser in Peanylvani.
The supeor body wll be asked mt to
ss social meIasm
Dong pad- two years 35 d eis
eeesag4l in the eider In Peamgl
ODD FELLOWS
hlanre5l Will Visit the overelgn Ormed
Lodge- Frlmadly ripe.
(eneral W. W. t'..ala, t-onmuander in
chief of the Patritlohs Militan t of Indiana,
will be present with his ciimand at Chat
tanooga during the session of the sovereign
grand lodge. Other cantonl are expected
from Missouri, Indiana, Illinols and Ken
tucky. .The Tennese.e Patriarchs Militant
number four cantons. This is the uni
formed branch of Odd Fellowship Dele
atlons will be p! ,'ent from the grand
bdges of Georgia, Alabama and other
states. The day preceding the grand pa
rade will be devoted t vWiltling historto
battlefields ant general sightseeing. Fat
purses will attr ct the best military talent
in the order to the prize drills. The grand
lodge will be three days in session At
their high councils the foremost men of
the land will sit, including 26 from the
Canadas and distinguished men from for
eign countries.
The sImioentennlal of the organization
of the grand encampment of New tlamp
shire will occur on the 28th day of Octo
ber, 1895.
The following is a remarkable instance
of mortality in Beaver Brook lodge, 86, of
Keene, N. H.: Four brothers died in the
month of April.
When a brother is finding fault with all
the other members of his lodge and order
and judglng them harshly, he should
realise that they have a like opinion of
him.
"I rejoice," said a Rebekah in our hear
ing the other day, "that my husband is an
Odd Fellow. The order was the roeek of my
defense in the great calamity that fell on
my household. It was indeed a very pres
eant help in time of trouble to me."
There is often as much trouble in nam
ing a lodge as there is naming the first
child in a young family.
At the beginning of the year there were
9,646 past grands in good standing in the
jurisdiction of New Hampshire.
Past Grand Master Marble of Franklin
lodge, I. O. O. F., of Boston, has been
nted with an "honorary veteran's"
by his lodge. He was Inltiated in
klin lodge May 81, 1844.
Philadelphia's grand new temple will be
dedicated next May. It is expected the
street parade will be thefinestever see in
the city.
The average cost per member in the or
der in Ohio last year was 8s cents less
than the average receipts.
Keep up the membership of your lodges
by appointing committees to wait on de
A segalla unifrm in sire and pattern is
what the order not only demands, but
must have.
Strive to make your lodge noted for
good work, good order, good fellowship.
MASONIC.
iwh Duty .1a Master Mas e as the Pter..
alty-bCipe Frm the Tespe.
3very Master Mason should belong to a
lodge. In many Jusridletions he must. It
is his duty to contribute to the support
and maintenance of the fraternity, for the
Onest Light says, "If there be any among
you who would not work, neither shall he
eat." He may demit or withdraw freenm
one lodge to unite with another. He may
apply to whatever lodge he pleases, at
heme or abroad, only he must belong to a
lodge. He can resign from his lodge. but
not from Freemasonry. The vows he has
voluntarily asumed he mannot absolve
himself from, nor can another de that
which he cannot.
Illinois is going to follow the good es
ample of the royal craft n New York
and form a fraternal union of anointed
high priests.
The triennial convocation of the gemeral
grand chapter, whieh was to have been
held July 18. at Topeka, and which was
postponed on account of the railroad
strike, will be held Aug. 33 at Topeka.
The principal oIces of a chapter in
Pennsylvania in 1814 wen known as brt,
second and thir chiefs respectively. The
pesent titles were adopted by the grd
chapter In 1824.
Keep the membership clean. See that
no unworthy peemrson rsses the threshold
of your lodge, and if any such should
manage by hypocrisy or misrepresentation
to inside let him know at one that
h e of character or a change of rla
tloeship must be made.
The order of the Eastern Star can no
longer be styled an infant, for here and
there are celebrated the anniversaries that
Indicate It has reached its maturity.
Such scurrying through the degrees as
is permitted in some Scotch ledges is a die
grace to an ancisent and honorable frate
aity.
To organise a lodge the charter mem
ber must be Master Masons, and they
must convince their brethren of the lodge
nearet to the point at which It isproposed
to locate i that they are capable of cc*
irring the degrees in a proper manner.
M. W. John Hadge of Lockport, grand
master of Masons of the state of New
York, has notified Secretary Booth of the
Commercial Travelers' Home assoetaton
that be will accept the latter's lnvitatbn
to lay the cornerstone of the Travelers'
hoene in Binghamton on Oct. 9.
A. ed 1. 0. Knrldshes o Malt.
The supreme ommandery at its last es
don created the office of upreme inestruct
or, and Supreme Commander Sir W. J.
Ragh, M. D., has ppointed 8ir George H.
Pierce, P. a C., to ll that daeo.
itr W. T. Folline, past supreme om
mander, has left Philadelphia to make his
homo in Los Angeles, Cal.
Sir Charles Uomber of Joedamn oaman
dsry, 108, has been appointed deputy
rand commander of the Twelfth Pean
lvanl district.
Reports from organism all over Pena
ivanla indicate that there wll be a large
increase in the number of new commia
deeres as soon as buIness improves. ev
al large lets have been secured, but will
not proceed with lastitution until btter
times have come.
KnIEghts o the oetae aeSge.
In Philadelphia these ae 0N astle,
,083 members, an average of 114.
A menmo of the eastles and commas
dales a the Junata valley will be beld
bpt. at Altoona, Pa
Duaing the p year 51 astles we in
etutaed, 48 baeing under the jurdeletmon ct
we" scses.
At the a"rt sedon of the supreme
eastle the laws relative to the eligiblty
a wmen to membership In the lads'
Lmbenh the ordes wet chagd e nas
aimit al white woman, thus eneltag
the imtatmti hitherto plied upon mae
q~th e a appeaat to hea
stmei o a R S tl a geast eu.
ON THE RIGHT TRACK
I never thought I would be a bachelor
The joy of my youth from the timn I aw
lb was sparking the girls, and they to
me captive often and esiy. I lay awaket
night thinking of the house I would bullt
for pretty Monette 31lby. When she toad
me sky high, I contemplated suicide ora
whole week. Then I met Marla Prdqs
and my spirits revived. I deciared m
love to her in 48 hours, otly to be laughsl
at and told that she had been engage
year. So it went on, love affair after love
affair, each one more pain•l than its R
lere. ror, until I was it, when eommoa
sense called a halt; and questioned, '4IMoY.
ley M ntajue, are you going to courtevery
girl in Christendom?" Then the suep
tibility that encountered such frequent in.
spiration began a mad rush to the other
extreme. I somersaulted over into a worn.
an hater. Curls, waves, ºnse, diiples,
amil"$--all woman witchery was lust oa
une. I had gone up the gamut of femal.
loveliness, had sounded every note, and
my heart pronounced the tones tiresom.
and uncomnpelsating. I carried my di.
plomna from the school of love. There we
nothing more to learn about woman, and
it became a self evident proposition that
cerlibacy was my doom. I accept.d it
cheerfully, and, like all such graduates, I
began to ridicule and depreciate women
youth's playthings, man's scorn.
It was December. The first snow lay
on the ground, and the clear, cold rays of
a golden sunset were falling over all the
untrodden whiteness. The business of the
day being over, I wound up affairs at mny
office and started for my home, which Ia,
on the outskirts of the town. Turunin
from the main street to the road that led
to my home, I observed that I was the u.a
pedestrian along the highway since the
snow had fallen. No, there is another
track. Some one has gone ahead of me.
And such a trackl A woman's? It must
be a child's, it is so tiny and perfect. Yet
something told me It was a woman's, and
I felt a sudden mysterious interest in it.
With head down and eyes following thi
track, I reached my own gate, and, be
hold, the walker turned in there!
Having settled Into bachelorhood, I was
not sure that I wished to meet a stranp
woman, and I knew therewas no foot il
my own family that, even with tigh
squeesing, could be reduced to the size .
that track. So I made a sudden dart bt
the side door, entered, and, meeting an
mother, inquired, "Who's here?"
"Who's here" she repeated. "How ti
you know any one is here?"
"Why, haven't I followed a womna',
And I never saw such a beautiful footl"
"It's not any prettler than the owne,"
my mother replied, "but I suppose ye.'Ul
object to meeting her, you ears so itt;.
for ladies, so I'v, ordered a small tab
laid in the breakfast Srom, and you ea
take your supper alone if you wish."
Well, .iding myself so coldly and eal
disposed of, I felt uncertain as to whethe
It pleased me. But I askld, with wans.
hating nonchalance, Who is the beail
with sooh a perfect foot"
"She is MLis Enid Gloeana Brant,
sehool friend of your siter's. "
'.How does she happen to be here, mc
.e*"
"She is going to visit her aunt in FaS
vill and stopped over to spend the night
with Felibea As she lives in theaity sd
does not often se the snowl n its purlb,
she preferred to walk up from the al.
She's a lovely creatue. I'm so sorry yn
won't make her acquaintance, Morley!"
"I don't know but I will, mother. I
she's as pretty as her foot, why"
Mother laughed and said in a tone tih
piqued me, "Ha, she's so charming and
stylish she'd never look at a country tows
beau like you."
Now, people may lay themselves on 1d
shelf and be willing to be ovelooked, bet
they are not so wcady to have other pe.-h
consign them tooblivion as unworthy,ad,
then, to think of a woman looking ups.
me as a country beaun I determined a
meet Mi Enid Glorlana Braad (her 'sa
was longer than her foot). 'Twa. woa
dsrtul with what hasty, spasmodic seal I
dashed to my room and got into the best
of a well stocked wardrobe. Miss Glorlas
could not say the suit was a country cut,
for it came from her own city.
I rushed into the parlor with som litln
dlfdence it must be said, determines,
however, to Impres the visitor, if pdc
ble, and escape the indiference which 37
mother predicted she would feel towed
me. My alutation I accompanied with &
compliment. "I knew some beautiful
Cinderella had iia-mid my F ore, i
Brand. I did not find her slipper, but I
saw the imprint of her delicate foot in dh
snow and felt that I was fortunate in be
lag able to follow her step."
Well, now, if you had seen that iw
girlish face blush, look down unoonsolow
y to her feet, whieh were peeping fron
under a handsome dark blue skirt, sad
then break Into a ripple of confused laugh
ter, you would understand bow It was thet
in an instant I repented of all the unkiad
things I had ever said about girls, ere
about those that had jilted me. She wa
so modest she hardly knew bow to answe
me, while I sat half dased as she thankSd
me for my gallantry, looking rst at he
face and then at her feet, admiring o
muoh I would have been willing to p'E
trate myself at the other.
I did not take my supper in the oee'
fast room, and I so completely mown'
lised Miss Enid Glorlano throughout dh
meal and the evening my sister Feliclle
jealous and pouted o up stairs. Th
salted me exactly. Knowing the fair '.
Glorians would be under that root beta
few hours and feeling that Provid
bhad not only taken me mysteriouslY b
the hand, but was pulling me vigoro. l
In a certain direction, I said with -06
boldness:
"Mia Brand, may I tell you wht I
as I followed your tamoks from the vil
lags?"
"You may," she said, "if it was 5onl
thing pleasnt. "
Gods, but her smile was winning sd
annihilating
'You may judge of that," Ire
"I said it the woman isas pretty as
foot she can have me. She ll She
beautiful, and I'll stick to it."
aster Feac, the wretch, '*1ue M
that Instant and knid Gloancould
me no reply.
When we pared that night, I slipU
Into her hand a little paper on which 00
writte, "Was it pleasant?"
She looked at it as she went up
staw, and. peeping over the banister
me like a star tremb in the mky
d, .Yeus"
I followed her to !airdle and fees
was on the right track from the bas
Raid Glortaa is my wife, and all It
to say is I believe thue is a sweet
n the wora for ev man if he will
et m the rig~t da whm be
ta Slow it up. Ka.. in Cl
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