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from A 8 By GEORGE BARR MXUTCHEON Copyright* 1908. by Dodd, Mud «t Co. CHAPTER XXVIIL THE TERSIAN ANGEL. HE man called Abou suddenly leaped to his feet mid, with the cry of an eager animal, sprang to her side. Ells artus closed about her Rlender figure with the un mistakable lust of the victor. A hoarse, inarticulate cry of rage burst from Deppiugham's Hps. Mis figure shot out through the air and down the short slope with the rush of an infuriated beast. Even as the astonished Abou lie was felled to the earth by a mighty blow. dropped his straggling burden to meet the attack of the unexpected deliverer he was felled to the earth by mighty blow from the rifle which his assailant swung swift and true. His skull was crushed as if it were an eggshell. I.ady Agnes straggled to her feet wild eyed, half erased by the double assault. The nest instant she fell for ward upon her face, dead to all that was to follow in the next few miu utcs. There was no struggle. Chase and Selim were upon the stupefied Island crs before they cculd move, eoverlii] them with I heir rillcs. The wretches fell upon their knees and howled for mercy. While Depplngham was hold inc Ills wife's Hiup form In his arms calling out to her .I'D the agony of fear, irtcrly oblivious ,ttj all else that was happening about him, his two friends were swiftly disarming the groveling natives. Selim's knife severed the cords that Ixmud Bobby Browne's banda. tie was staring blankly, dlz ziSy before him. Ten minuter, lr.trr Chase was ad drosFlnir himself to the four islanders w*io. hound and gagged, were tied by their own sashes lo trees some dis tance from the rondslde. "I've just thought of a little service you follows can perform for me in re turn for what I've done for you. All the time you're doing it, however, there will be pistols quite close lo your backs. Lady Depplngham Is much too ironic to take the five mile walk we've irot to do In the next two hours—or less. You are to have the honor of carrying lier four miles and a half, and you will have to get along the best you can with the gags in your mouths. Two if you form a basket with your hands. I'll show you how." II® fe i: J8 |fe |p •is .li With Selim in th6 lead the little pro cession moved swiftly, but cautiously, through the black jungle, bent on rcacliing the gate If possible before the night lifted. Chase and Bobby Browne brought up the rear with the two reserve carriers in hand. Browne, weak and suffering from torture and exposure, struggled bravely along, de temined not tc retard their progress by a single moment of indecision. In his heart Browne was now raging against the fate that had placed him 'in this humiliating, almost contempti ble, position. He, and he alone, was responsible for the sufferings that Lady Agnes had endured. It was as gall and wormwood to him that other men had been ordained to save her from the misery that he had created. He could almost have welcomed death for himself and her rather than to have been saved by George Depplng ham. His wife! He could never be the same to her. He had forfaited the trust and confidcuce of the one loyal believer among them all. And now Lady Depplngham loathed him be cause his weakness had been greater than hers! When ho would have slain the four helpless islanders with his own hands I Hoilingsworth Chase had stayed his rage with the single, caustic adjura tion: "iveep out of tills, ttrowne! You've been enough of a bounder without try ing that sort of thing." Tears were in Bobby Browne's eyes as mile after mile he blundered along, Jiis heart bleeding itself dry through Ihc wound those words had made. it was still pitch dark when they •came to the ridge above the park. Through the trees the lights in the cha teau could be seen. Lady Agnes opened her eyes and cried out iu tremulous joy "You've labored well and faithfully," Chase said to the panting islanders. **inad I'm going to reward you. I'm going: to set you free, but not yet. Don't rejoice. First we shall tie, you securely to four stout trees just off the road. Just as soon as we aw inside the walls I'll find some way lo let your friends know that yon are^ero." IT» and-Selim promptly inarched the !«»v.''thteml Islanders into the woods Hobby I'.vownc. utterly-exhausted, had thrown himself to the soft earth. Lady Depplngham was standing, swaying, but resolute, her zazu upon the distant rf rnT •uwoiBiMi Four unwavering rifles were. hear ing upou the surprised islanders, and four very material men were advanc- The Princess Genevra was standingbefore him, )tcr hand touching her turban in salute. ing from the ghostly darkness. An elcctric lantern shot a ray of light athwart the scene. Drop your guus—quick!" command ed Chase. "Don't make a row!1 Paralyzed with fear and amazement, the men obeyed. While the three white men kept them covered with their rifles Selim ran to the gate, uttering the shrill cry of a night bird. There was a rush of feet Inside the walls, subdued exclama tions, then a glad cry. Quick!" called Selim. The keys rattled in tbe locks, the bolts were thrown down, and an instant later Lndy Depplngham was flying across the space which intervened between her and the gate. mau* untge,! mwf?ari tall, soldierly figure o? a RApp^flior berg guardsman. 'The devil!" fell Involuntarily from his Hps. "Not at all! He Is here to keep me from going to the devil!'* she ctied so merrily that IIP Mushed aloud with her In the spirit of unbounded Joy. "Qorae! Let us run after the others. want to run and dance and sing." Ho still hold her baud as they ran swiftly down the drive, followed close ly by the faithful sergeant. "You are an angel,*' he said In her ear. She laughed as she looked up Into his face. "Yes—a Persian angel,** she cried. "It's so much easier to run well In a Persian angel's costume,*1 she added. CHAPTER XXIX. A PRESCRIBED UALADY. jOU are wonderful, staying oat there all night watching for— us.** He was about to say me.r How could anyone sleep? Neenah found this dress for me. Aren't these friendly-windows^ After~a longT tense 1 trousers funny? She rifled the moment of indecision she held out her I ™r* Wyckholme's wardrobe. This hands, and Dcppiugham sprang for-1 Depplngham gently Implored her to sit down with him and rest. At last she said: co8*urae ward in time to catch her as she I I wore it tonight because I wae swayed toward him. She was sobbing I once adorned a sultana, I'm ,1,uc^ ^e8s conspicuous as a sultana In his arms. Bobby Browne*s heavy I ™'Rht have been had I gone to breathing ceased in that Instant, and he closed his ears against the sound I that came to them. the wall as a princess. I like you best as the princess," he said, frankly surveying her in the gray light. 'I think 1 like myself as the princess, too," she said naively. He sighed "I've made you unhappy. I've been I ^®®Ply- They were quite close to the so foolish. It'bas not been fun, either, my husband. God knows it basn't. You do not love me now." He did uot answer bcr at once, and she shivered fearfully in his arms. Then he kissed her brow gently. "I. do love you, Agnes," he said ln tensely. "1 will answer for my own love if you can answer for yours. Are you the same Agnes that you were— my Agnes?" 'Will you believe me?* 'Yes." 'I am the same Agnes. I am your Agnes. I am! You do believe me?' He crushed her close to his breast and then patted her shoulder as a father might have touched an erring child. At last she spoke: "It is not wholly Ills fault, George. I was to blame. I led bim on. You understand?" "Poor devil!" said he dryly. "Ifs a way you have, dear." The object of this gentle commisera tion was staring with gloomy eyes at the lights below. He was saying to himself, over and over again, "If I can only make Drusie understand!" Chase and Selim came down upon this little low toned picture. The for mer paused an instant and smiled joy ously in the darkness. "Five men are near the gate," he whispered. "They watch so closely that no one may go to rescue those who have disappeared. Friends are hidden Inside the wall, ready to open the gate at a signal. They have wait ed with Neenah all night. And day Is near, sahib. "We must attack at once," said Chase. "Quiet,now!" Five shadowy figures soon were dis tinguished huddled- close to the wall below the gate. The sense of sight had become keen during those trying hours in the darkness. The islanders were conversing in low tones, a word or two now and then reaching the ears of the others. Suddenly a blinding, mysterious light flashed upon the muttering group. As they fell back a voice, low and firm, called out to them: "Not a sound or you die!" excited group on the terrace when she said: "I pta very, very happy now, after the most miserable night I have ever known. I was so troubled and afraid"— "Just because I went away fop that little while? Don't forget that I am soon to go ont from you for all time. How then?" 'Ah, but then 1 will have Paris," she cried gayly. He was puzzled by her mood—but then, why not? What could he be expected to know of the moods of royal princesses? Mo more than he could know of their loves. Lady Depplngham was got to bed at once. The princess, more thrilled by excitement than she ever had been In bcr life, attended her friend. In the sanctity of her chamber the exhausted young Englishwoman bared her soul to this wise, sympathetic young woman In Persian vestment Genevra," she said solemnly In the end, "take warning from my example. When you once are married don't trifle with other men—not even If you should not love your husband. Sooner or later you'd get tripped up. It doesn't pay, my dear. I never realized until tonight how much I really care for Deppy, and I am horribly afraid that I've lost something I can never recover." "You were not In love with Mr. Browne. That Is why I can't under stand you, Agnes.1 My dear, I don't understand my self. How can I expect you or my husband to understand me? How could I expect It of Bobby, Browne? Genevra, you are In love—madly In love—with Holllngsworth Chase. .Take my ndrlce. Marry him. He's one man in a"— Geitevra placed her hand over the lips of the feverish young'woman. I will not listen to anything more about Mr. Chase," she said firmly. "I am tired—tired to death—of being told that I should marry him.' But you love bim," Lady Agnes managed to mumble despite the gentle Impediment I do love him—yes, I do love him!" cried the princess, casting reserve tc the winds. "He knows it—every on knows It But marry him? No—no no! I shall marry ICarl. My father, my mother, my grandfather, have said so, and I have said It too. That, ends It, Agnes. Don't speak of It again.1 She cast herself down upon the side of the bed and clinched her hands In the fierceness of despair and—decision. After a moment Lady Agnes said dreamily: "I climbed up the ladder to make a 'ladyship' of myself by map rlage, and I find I love my husband, dare say if you should go down the ladder a few rounds, my dear, you might be as lucky. But take my ad vice. If you won't marry Hollings worth Chase, don't let htm come to Paris. The Princess Genevra lifted her face instantly, a startled expression In her eyes. ||r 'Agnes, you forget yourself!" jjgg| 'My dear." murmured Lady Agnos sleepily, "forgive me, but I have such a shockingly absent mind." She was asleep a moment later. In the meantime Bobby Browne, din dulnliii 'u.i aud entreaties, refused lu be put to bed until he had related the Ktury of tbelr capture and the subsequent events that made the n|ght memorable. He sat with his rigid nriu about bis wife's shoulders. Drusllla wus stroking one of his hands in a half conscious manner, her eyes staring past Ills face toward the dark forest from which he had come. Mr. Brltt was ordering brandy for bis trembling client. After all," said Browne, hoarse with nervousness, "there Is some good lo be derived from our experiences, hard as it may be to believe. 1 have found out the means by which Basula Intends to destroy every living crea ture lu the chateau." Chase threw oil his spell of languldness and looked bard at.the speaker. "IMisula coolly asked me at one of our resting places If there bnd been any symptoms of poisoning among us. I mentioned Pong and the servants. The devil laughed gleefully In my face and told me that It was but tbe beginning. I tell you, Cbase, we can't escape the diabolical scheme he has arranged. The water that comes to us from the springs up there iu the hills Is to be poisoned by those devils. I heard Itasulu giving instructions to one of bis Ueutenunts. He thought I was still unconscious from a blow 1 received The men were beside her a moment later, possessed of the weapons of the helpless scutiuols. With a crash tbe I when 1 tried to interfere in belialf of gates were closed, and a joyous laugh I Lady Agnes, who was being roughly rang out from the exuitaut throat of I dragged along the mountain road. Holllngsworth Chase. I Day and night a detachment of men *'I3y the Lord Harry, this is worth I are to be employed at the springs, de while!' he shouted. Outside the mad-1 liberately engaged in the attempt to dened guards were sounding the tardy I change the flow of pure water into a alarm. Ihe lirst gray shade of day I slow, subtle, deadly poison, tbe effects was coming into the night. I 0f which will not be immediately fa- He saw Xccnah ahead of him, stand-1 tal, but positively so in the course of ing still iu the center of the graveled I a few days. In the end we shall sick path. Beyond her was the tall figure I en and die as with the scourge. Thes I will call it the plague. IOU are a trump. Neenah," cried A shudder of horror swept through Chase.^ burr} ing up to her, "a Persian crowd. Every one looked Into his bare reta,ned neighbor's face with a profound inquir- It was not Neenah's laugh that re- ing u^bt lu his ej*s, seeking for the plied. Chase gasped Iu amazemeut I time evidence of approaching and then uttered a cry of joy. I death Ihe Princess Genevra, slim and Holllugsworth Cbase uttered a short, erect, was standing before him, bcr 1 scornful luusli uuconcerncdly lift hand touching her turban in true mill-1 tary salute, soft laughter rippling from her Hps. In the exuberance of joy he clasped that Jlltle hand aud crushed It against Ws lips. "You!" ,c.wlnliiH'd a match to one of his precious clgn- relies. The others stared at him lu amazement. "Great God, Chase," groaned Browne, "Is this a Joke?" "Yes. mid It's on Uasula," M'djj other laconically. "You say tiwu.ij aula Isn't ..Ware of the fnctitffll Ji ""ii i. loyerheurd tvliat be laid to but'mi Ha looked beyond tier and beheld tbfl1 j* ¥hen, even now, in spite of ybfur es cape, he believes that we may ]go on drinking the water without In the least suspccting what It has in store for us. Good! That's why I say the Joke is on him. Browne, you arc a doctor, oliemlst. Well, .we'll distill mid double and triple distill the winter. Tbnt's nil. A schoolboy mialit have thought of that. It's nil right. old main. You're fagcrcd out. Your brain Isn't working well. Don't look so crestfallen. Mr. -Brltt, you and Mr. Saunders will give Immediate instruc tions that no more water Is to be ilrunk or used until Mr. Browne lias had a few hours' rest Ho eon take all alcohol bath, and we can all drink wine. It won't hurt us. At 10 o'clock sharp Dr. iJrowne will begin operating the dlstllllhg apparatus In the labora tory. By Jove, will you listen to the row my clients are making out there in the woods! They seem to be an noyed over sometlilng." Outside the walls the Islanders were shouting aud celling to each other. Rifles were crr.cltlug far and near, olelng In their peculiarly spiteful way the rage that reigned supreme. As Chase ascended the steps Bobby Browne and Ills wife came up beside him. "Chase." sal(J Browne In a low voice, hlB face turned away to hide the mor tification that filled his soul, "you are n' man! I want you to know that I thank you from the bottom Qf my heart." Never mind, old man! Say no more," Interrupted Chase, suddenly embarrassed. I've been a fool. Chase. I don't de Berve the friendship of any one—not even that of my wife. It's all over, though. You understand? I'm not a coward. I'll do anything you say, take any risk, to pay for the trouble I'vo caused you all. Send me out to fight"— "Nonsense! Your wife needs you, Browne. I dare say that I wouldn't have been above tbe folly that ot the better of you. Only"—he besltat ed for a minute—"only It couldn't have happened to me If I bad a wife as dear and as good and as pretty as the one you have." Browne was silent for a long time, bis arm still about Drusllln's shoulder. At the end of the long hall lie said, with decision iu his voice: Chase, you mny tell your clients tbat, so far as I am conccrned, they may have tbe beastly Island and every thing that goes with It. I'm through with it all. I shall discbarge Brltt and"— "My dear boy, it's most magnani mous of you!" cried Clnise merrily "But I'm afraid you can't decide the question lu such an offhand manner. Take good care of him, Mrs. Browne. Don't let htm talk.' She held out her hand to him impul sively. As he gallantly lifted the cold fingers to his lips she said, without taking her nlmost hungry gaze from his face: "Thank you, Mr. Chase. Bhnll never forget you." He stood there jooklng after them as they went Up the stairway, a puzzled expression In his face. I guess he'll be a good boy from now on." But he wondered what it was that be had seen or felt In hei lomber gaze. In fifteen minutes be was sound a«lrep In his room, his long frame re laxed, his hands wide open lu utter fatigue. He dreamed of a Henner girl with Genevra's brilliant face Instead of the vogue, greenish features that haunt tbe vision with their subtle mysticism. He was awakeUed at noon by Selim who obeyed his instructions to the minute. The eager- Arab rubbed the soreness and stiffness out of his mas ter's body with copious applications of alcohol. "I'm sorry you awoke me, Selim, said tbe master enigmatically. Selim flrew back, dismayed. "You drove her away." Sellm's eyes blinked with be wilderment. "I'm afraid she'll never come back." "Excellency!" trembled on the lips of the mystified servant "Ah, me!" sighed the master resign edly. "She smlled'so divinely. Henuer girls never smile, do they.. Selim Have you noticed that they are always pensive? Perhaps you haven't, itter. Bt doesn't mi But this one smiled. 1 say," coming back to earth, "have they begun to distilf the water? I've got a frightful thirst.1 Yes, excellency. The Sahib Browne 1b at work. One of tlie servants be came sick today. Now no one Is drink ing the water. Baillo Is bringing in ice from the storehouses aud melting it. but the supply is not large. Excel lency, you will take Selim to live -\vlth you in Paris?" lie said after awhile wistfully. "I will be your slave." "Paris? Who the dickens said any-, thing about Paris?" demanded Chase, startled. 'Neenah says you will go there to live, sahib. Docs uot the most glorious princess live iu Paris?" Selim, you've been listening to gos sip. It's a frightful iiabit to, get into, Put cotton iu your ears. But If I were to take you, what would become of lit tle Neenah?" Oh, Neenah?" said. Selim easily. "If she would be a trouble .to you, excel lency, I can sell her to.a man I know.1 Chase looked blackly at tbe eager Arab, who quailed. "You miserable dog!" Selim gasped. "Excellency!" "Don't you love her?" KYes, ,'Si yes, sahib—yes! But if she' would be a trouble to you—no!" pro tested the Arab anxiously. Chase laughed as he came to appreciate the sacrifice his servant would make for him. "I'll take you with me. Selim, wher ever go—and if 1 go—but, my lad, we'll take Neenah along, too. to sav trouble. She's not for sale, my good Selim." The husband of Neenah radi ated jpy. "Then she may yet be the slave of the most glorious princess! Allah is grwu! The most glorious One has' asked her If she 'will not come with her "Selim," commanded th0 master omi nously, "don't repeat the gossip you pick up when I'm not around." [TO BE CONTINUED.] V: Must Suit All Tastes. "M.vwife wonders why the paper waste so much space on mere news. "What does she read?" "Oh, she reads the weather probabil ities, the bargain probabilities, the marriage notices and the love story. But an item about a big battle or the fall of a dynasty looks pulling to her.' —Louisville Courier-Journal. Animate He Had Met. Little Harry was visiting in the conn try and while there became very much attached to his con-ins p:«t doi "Haven't yon any animals at home tje was askiil. "Ob. yes.'' WjnHe 1 'Jttl" N'lo "We have fotll'bH an 1 *." -l.'hica N'eivs. •I GOBELINS. THE "REGENT."' The Rise and Decadence »f the Art of Tapestry. Each yrar the problem of finding re* emits i" livfp alive the glories of (HibrliiiN litN'oiiirs tnoiv dilHrull. It Is the eonverse of one ol* Adam Smith's •V.'innns of wage*." the ditliei|lty of at tainment d(M»s not in this case secure corresponding remuneration, ami youths, or their parents for rhem. think -f oivupations which permit their chil dren to tiiMONH' wage earners at a much earlier age than if they settled down as artists of (tobelins. (iohelius takes its rise from tbe time of Henry IV. of France, who lirouuht worker?* from Bcarne. near he Pyrenees, as Henry of Navarre. His "din is dated US07. In their In ney the ateliers produced "Molso uve des caux" aud MAru»mlse" and La lille de .lephte." The zenith of the lory of (iohelins was under Louis XIV. This was under the direction of nlhert. Tudor Leltrun marvel succeeded mar I. which found place In the palaces the Uh'j: or princely dwellings. Among the masterpieces, says (he Lon don (Jlohc. were "Les Moments" and Los Salsons" "L'Historie dti Hoi.*' Les Knfants .lardinlers.** Mois" ml••LMHstoired*Alexandre." Suddenly here was a change. The workers no lousier created, they copied pictures, nd with tlie diffusion of pictorial cop ies commences the decadence of the art of tapestry. THE STOLEN BICYCLE. An Exciting Chase That Ended In an All.Around Capture. A cyclist had left his machine out side a shop, aud he emerged just iu time to see a man riding away on It. Three other cyclists had put up for efreshtnents close by, and one their machines.' a tandem, was seized by the victim of the theft for the pur pose of pursuit. This hasty act was )hserved by a passing pedestrian, who instantly and Indignantly mounted tbe •emaining machine and dashed after le cyclist who was chasing the thief. A second lalyr the owner of the last mentioned bicycle rushed wildly out. :md. seeing no other bicycle handy on which to give chase, jumped into a ab. Here there were three men on stolen cycles aud the fourth mnn in a cab all racing as if mad. The man on the tandem finally caught the thief, he next man caught him and the nest caught him. and so on. until here was a very complicated row. In the end there was an explana tion. The thief was locked up and Tho Wealth of Croesus.' Sardls. the capital of Lydla. and from the pluudcr of numerous surrounding I» a Haughty Personage. states. The kingdom of Lydla was I Professor* lu tiormkny are impor overrun by Cyrus, the Persian con- I tant personages and know it. but few queror. and, according to the best au-I probably ever reach the pinnacle of tborlties. Croesus was taken prisoner and kept In the train of Cyrus. The court of Croesus wsv*. nnsidered one of the most refined aud elegant of an cient times, aud tbe ruins of the royal palace nnd the other magnificent build ings, are still to be seen on tbe site of Sardls. '0 A Costly Experiment. AU enterprising Australian million aire named Leouard took a trip to Peru some years ago. He saw great flocks of the alpaca wandering on tbe Andes. Being a woolgrower himself, be was struck with tbelr spleudld fleece. He resolved to buy some and take them home. He found that the Peruvian government absolutely pro hibited their export. He tried by chartering a special ship to smuggle some off. but was unsuccessful. Then the Idea occurred to him of taking them out of the country eastward. He bought a large (lock, engaged trusty men and had the creatures driven over the passes. 18.000 fret above sea 'evel. and then clean across the conti nent to Buenos Aires. This little ex pedition cost him SW.OOO. But the long march had so weakened tbe al pacas that they all died on the voyage. The Funny Door. "Ilow children do coin words and phrases for a household!" exclaimed the young mother. "When my little boy first began to talk he called every sort of opening a 'door.' It was an association of ideas for him. and he applied It to everything. 4One night as his father took off his shoes a hole iu his stocking was disclosed. -Kunny door, funtry door!' exclaimed the little chap gleefully. And now .lu our family a hole In the stocking is always a 'fun ny door.' "—New York Press. A Dunkcr. TTowe—Dcn'r, you know anything about golf? Wise—Not much. Why? Howe—What's a bunker? Do you know? Wise—I suppose it's one of tbose cranks tbat simply live oa the links.— Milwaukee Wisconsin. The *est which Is expected is already destroyed.—JoUasou. The Difference. "Father." snhl Utile Rollo, 'what the difference between farming and I !bu^lMtnd agriculture?" "Well, my son. for farming you need a plow nnd harrow nnd lot of other Implements, and for agriculture all you need is a pencil and a piece of paper."—Washington Star. The Mess In the Oven. "How came such a greasy mess in the oven?" said a fidgety old spinster to her uiald of nil work. "Why." replied the girl, "the candles fell Into the water, nnd I put them into tho oven to dry."—London Tatlor. Mildew. An eany method of removing mil dew Is to place Ihe'article In a warm IIVPII for a few moments nnd then Itnish It. Win' .* yevi forgot ihore nro others ••in mv murin£ :t burned bridge. III llle IHlver-llv ,,f „m. |„,st I'f! "I s.mi''Mling wllleli does •I ii:«jili-u:-e lis. —Km llld ,... ...^ I iiStetffc I A Diamond That Restored the Fortune of the House of Pitt. Meu have never collated great crys tals for personal adornment. Even that "fribble in \w and spangles." the ri val ot Beau Brumiue! and afterward ticorge IV. of England—even in* sought them simply tor some Terdita tie wav pursuing. Louis XIV.. le grand monartpie. pur chased wcniy-live large diamonds.. mostly for La Valltere. Montespau. ', Fontanges. Mahucuou. Among them was the wondrous ••Pitt." A slave in India found it. Having found U. his heart shouted for liberty. Cutting the calf of bis leg in order to hide the dla muud within the slit, he limped to the coast. To an ICnglish ship captain tie offered it for passage to any country where men were free. The captuln. quite casually and with nice humor, took the gem aud threw the slave into the sea. The guerdon of such jesting release from-servitude was sold to a dealer tor $5,000 and through him rendnsl Sir Hubert I'ltt. governor of l-'ort St. George, for who shipped It home to England to be taceted. A Scotch linnueier. John Law. then do'ug business lu France, negotiated for a fee «if JfcJTi.OOit the sale of the dia mond to the regent (afterward Louis XlV.i at $77r».iHHi. It Is pleasant to remember that there by the fortunes of the rwusc of Pitt were restored and that the seller's sou. William Pitt, and his grandson, the Earl of Chatham, were assisted P» high place aud service by opportunities made possible through the profit on the diamond for which a poor slave. J:eek tig freedom, was thrown Into the sea. —Everybody's. *'»v AN IRISH DUEL Rulec Were Ignored and the Meeting Had a Happy Ending. A duel with a happy ending seems au anomaly, yet oue Is commemorated In Blackwood's Magazine in an article on Irish "fire eaters." The duel as ar ranged was between John Egau. ,a couuty judge, and Roger Harett. mus ter of the rolls. Until men were hu morous. aud the meeting upon the fair ground of Duuuybrook was character istic. Upou the combatants taking their ground Harett. who was the challen ger. promptly fired without waiting for the signal to be given aud then walked coolly away, calling out: "Now. Egati. my honor Is satisfied!" The judge, however, was by no menus contented and shouted: "Hello! ultimately sentenced for two months. I Stbp. Uogei till I take a shot at your Evidently his pride was more wound-1 honor!" od by the street episode than by the I Barett thereupon came back and. sentence, for lie boastfully declared I planting himself lu his former stntlon. that no single man ou a taudem ever said composedly: would have caught him had he uot been riding In long trousers.—Ex change. "All right, then. Kire away." Egan presented his pistol aud. takln most deliberate altu. first at one part of tbe anatomy of the master of rolls I and then at auother. seemed deter mined to finish hlui outright. At last. however, he cried out: won't honor you! I won't be both I ered shooting you! So now you may Croesus was tlu* king of Lydlfi. a state In Asia Minor, aud ascended the throne about 502 B. C. His name has ever been a synonym for wealth, "as rich as Croesus" having been a prov- I go your own way or come ami shake erb from bis own time, but the most I bauds with me. whichever way you liberal estimates of his property, so I like best. far as descriptions of It have corne Barett chose to shake hands, aud down to us. make It worth in our I amidst tbe plaudits of the crowd the money about $10,000.00(1. His riches I antagonists departed from the field lu were derived from gold mlues near I much good humor, tbe best of friends. bauKlitltH'Kx nttuItH'il b.v the one of whom ltil* oiiei-doie is narrated Ui WHS line of Ihc KM-HTEST men ill the faculty at tleidelhert:. One lny the inilhiirlties of that city ordered that the mreet In front of the pro fessor's house slum Id he paved. If you don't slop that noise." IV markiKl the professor to Ihe pavers, "1 shall jrlve up my position as a member of ihe Heidelberg faculty." The pavers slopped work at once l'he municipal authorities sent aronnd 10 Inquire respectfully of the professor when I hey might pave the si reel. "When I take my vacation." he re tiled. TIKHI. and then only, was the street pared. S Influence cf Sunshino. M. I'miillei. an ulliveiher competent authority on the subject, concluded from some experiments he made thai the cold of void external space must lie at least '2T3 of I-'ahrenhelt's scale lower limn the temperature of freev. Inpr water—that Is. further below freez IUB water than bollln™ water la above It. Such would certainly he the condi tion of things upon the surface of the earth In the entire absence of ar.s shlue. and such the enrlh will eventu ally become, for It Is as certain as any thlng In the world that the time will come when the heat of tbe sun will cease.—Exchange. ''1 Wise Girl. v\ "What? You're going to marry Tom Speed? Why. he's awful." "What makes you think so?" "I hear he's been blackballed by every club In town." "Yes, .1 heard so too. That sort of husband won't hare much excuse for staying out nights, will he?"—Cleve land Leader. Trying to Place Him. Bood.v—I'd have yon to know, sir, that 1'in not the Idiot you think I am. Ivnox—Oh. 1 beg pardon. Which UUot are you?—Chicago News. i: Repartee. Bluff—I look upon you. sir, as a ras cnl. Biff-You are privileged to look upon me in any character you desiro lo assume.-Vo£ue. Sarcastic. "There's Just one thiug I wanted to in.v to j-oii." begun Mrs. Acid to licr "Only one. M'rin?" queried he solic itously. "Aren't you feeling well?" Spermaceti added to boiled et:m!! gives tlie goods a gloss. Borax makes the starch stlffer Why Women's Minds Are Cleaner. "Of course women should vole, lie said. "Women deserve In- suffrage as much as men—more. Iimiusc I heir minds are purer aud Henner." "Cleaner?" cried the sweet .veiling thing he bnd taken In lo dinner. "Of course I hoy are. ever and ever so much cleaner: Hut how do you know Unit?" "Because tlie.v change I hem so iiiurh oftener." re !(1 he solemnly.—Extb.inge. In Doubt. Mrs. Mwidow (at Paris hotoh—Ooo! Thortk*K a fly in tIi!k soup! Mr. Meadow (who has traveled a lit tloj—HURIJ. Miranda: don't speak HO loud! No IISP oxpnsin' our ignorancc. This bill of fan* IB all In French, and raebby we ordered fly snop.—London Tlf-BltH, 60 ITEARS* EXPEDIENCE PATENTS 1 ftACtft MARKS Di.BIONS COPYRIGHTS AC Anyono Rending sketch nnd description mny qntckly nscertnln our opinion frr»» whether tux Inrontton is prohnbly paleiitnblo. Comniuulnv llntisfarictfTconadctitiQl. HANDBOOK on 1'ntcn/« •cut froe. Oldest nacncjr for seennuff patent*. l'fttents tJiken throuuh Jlcmn & Co. rcceli For particulars apply to A CARD. This is to certify that all drug gists are authorized to ^refund your money if Foley's Honey and Tar fails to cure your cough or cold. Jt stops the cough, heals the lungs, and pre vents serious results from a cold, pre ents pneumonia and consumption Contains no opiates. 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No J4 Waterloo & Dub Clipper o:»i J'm No Ft Dodge Chi ExprS J(£' No 4 bioux City, Omaha & Hv No 22 Ft Dodge Dub local No 94 Way Freight No. 22 has Chicago sleep*.. Dining Car on Trains Nos. 5 and CEDAR RAPIDS BRANCH Golnp South No 305 Pass daily ex Sunday 8:40 a v"° oM £asst dally, ex Sunday 6:45 No JC0 Freight dally ex Sundayl2:45p Arrive from South No 334 Pass daily ex Sunday. 8:00 a. in No 330 Pass daily ex Sunday 5:30 No 3 reight daily ex Sunday 11:15 a PIEttCE, Station Agent. stN°pa5ulruna to Omaha, Sioux City and No. 3 runs to Fort Dodge only. ,Wnl,rdca^0o„2 S3?, X.° 6P0^4. Why get up in the morning feeling blue, Worry others and worry you Here's a secret between you and me,- Better take Rocky Mountain Tea. Anders & Phillpp. as- THE CHILDREN LIRE IV KENNEDY'S LAXATIVE COUGH SYRUP 'If Foley's Honey and Tar cures cough quickly, strengthens the lungs and expels colds. Get the genuine In a yellow package.—Anders & Phllipp. E. E. COWLES, Proprietor of Residence Phane No. 266. •."!% |jf! K* NO CASE ON RECORD. There is 110 case on record of a cough or cold resulting In pneumo nia or consumption after Foley's Hon ey and Tar has been taken, as It Tyill stop your cough, and break up your cold quickly. Refuse any but the gen uine Foley's Honey and Tar in a yel lbw package. Contains no opiates and is safe and sure.—Anders & Phil ipp. SPECIAL. LOW RATES TO THE WEST VIA CHICAGO G-REAT "WESTERN RAILROAD TICKETS ON SALE DAILY, S1S1TTKM13ER 15TH TO OCTOBER 15TH. INCLUSIVE, AT REDUCED RATES TO POINTS IN CALIFORNIA OREGON, WASHINGTON BRITISH COLUMBIA IDAHO.UTAH, COLORADO TEXAS, ETC. THE GREAT WESTERN AGENT WIZiIJ (JL/VDLY GIVE YOU TUB RATES, IRULILI INFORMATION IN REGARD TO TRAIN AND XLITOEPINO CAJR SERVICE. .HK HIM. Foley's Kidney Remedy1* will cure any case of kidney or bladder trouble that is not beyond the reach of med icine. 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