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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."
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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
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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
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