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Hutchinson Gazette. E. G. NKTTI.KTON CO,, Pali HUTCHINSON KANS. HANNAH ITI2MH OF IMTCKUKT. Tim latu full (if snow 1 wilil to hae lieen the heaviest In central Kansas since 1ST?. The statu Imiik commissioner lias taken cliurg of the Citizen's Hank of LaCygne. A colored barber In Atchison has spent 81.10 In reaching tho .T.'nd degree In Masonry, County Attorney Kerry, of Marshall county has commenced tlio work of dosing joints. The Woodmen In session In Wichita voted that tliclr next session shall bo bold in Emporia. Jerry Simpson baa bought a 83,400 residence In Wichita and propose! to make it his homo. Lawrence ban granted a franchise to L. M. Erb, of Now York, for an elec tric street railway. Tho three grand Masonic bodies bold their annual sessions in Wichita, com mencing February 1H. It it now predicted that all of tho exposition approprlatlonii will be beat en in the legislature. During the late snow storms a cen tral Ilranch train was 17 hours getting over 43 miles of track, The bill for an agricultural experi ment station on the Fort Hays reser vation carries 818,000. It is said that II. H. Marshal W. K. Stcrno will' move to California when bis term of ofllco expires. A drilling outfit has been purchased to make oil prospecting bolus in the earth in and about Ottawa. Mr. Kansas Klfert died in I'leasan ton, within sight of the house In which clio was born 43 years ago. Tho joints In Lawrence aro mostly run by colored toughs, and thuro are many colored bootleggers. Ottawa wants some hotel man that lias tho stuff to do it, to put a hotel in their city to fit its 7,000 population. It is now announced that Secretary George W, Martin has given up his plan to compilo a history of Kansas. Charles E. Gault, a prominent attor ney of Topeka, has smallpox. The disease is qulto prevalent In the city, A 1'ennsylvania man proposes to con nect tho mineral cities of Crawford and Cherokee counties with a trolley line. Two Kansas men have bought 3,008 acres of pasture and meadow land In Sedgwick county, paying for It 8"7,O00. An Invitation has been given to Pres ident McKinlcy to attend the G. A. 11. state encampment at Junction City on May 8. li. F. .Stocks, of Garden City, is seek ing appointment as a member of the board of regents of the state normal at Kmporla. A body of Arkansas City women pledged themselves to withhold all their trade from merchants who do not favor law and order. Tho Kansas Day club, a state organ ization, has met at ten annual ban iicts and at nono of them lirs there been a drop of wine, whisky or beer. The national bunks of Wichita, ac cording to their statement for February 5, held as deposits, 83,!io:i,liii4.8 1. Their last preceding statement was made for December 1.1, last, which showed de posits of $3,4ilH,.12!).71. Tills shows an increase of 8477,1:1.1.1:1 in less than two months. There are a number of people in the departments at Washington credited to Kansas, whom the Kansas members do not know. Congressman Miller finds 2,1 credited to him in the interior department whom he does not know. There will be a weeding out. Justice Ilrewcr, who left the Kansas supremo court for his present place on the supremo bench of tho United States, suys that in his thirty years' experience on tho bench he has never been approached with a bribe or any intimation that a bribo might bo his. Tho employes of the state senate that tried tho Fallon-Stuart judicial contest in 1808 have put in claims for their services aggregating 81,000. The auditorium prepared for the reudltion of the Messiah at Lindsborg seats 31,000 peoplo. The affair com mences March :ilst and extends to April 7. Tho secretary of tho Wichita W. C. T. 17. Informs the Kagle that resolu tions have been passed that the saloons must go and that they will not accept any kind of a compromise. There arc still between 400 and .100 rural delivery routes in Kansas being considered by the postofllce depart ment. Farmers' Institutes have been con ducted at 1.16 places in the state during the past year by the faculty of Kansas Agricultural college. The total at tendance, 04,031. Senator linker is asking congress to provide for leasing the government lands in Kansas for periods of five years without withdrawing the lands from homestead entry. Pabetha Is after a 810,000 eleotrlo light plant. Governor Stanley promptly signed the liquor nuisance bill. One Atchison bank has deposits amounting to $1,034,301.73. Moro than 120 bills were sent to tho governor in one duy last week. Admiral Gcorgo Dewey has Inherited und now owns a house In Topeka. Kx-Chiuf Justice David Martin is sick with pneumonia at his home in Atchi son. Eugene Calhoun a Wichita boy, has enlisted lu tho Ilrltish army at Cape Town. Thirty men and women broke Into and broke a saloon outfit at Newman, Kansas, In Pittsburg every one of 34 saloons are closed and the police prevents the back door business, Kx-Lieutenant Governor A, J, Felt leaves Kansas to make his homo with his son In Oklahoma, At Win field everything remainsqulet on tho sorfaco but tho undercurrent feellug is still intense, Two or three wagon loads of jack rabbltts are not an uncommon thing in the streets of St, John. Tho Masonic grand lodge at tho ses sion in Wichita selected Fort Scott for its next annual meeting, The Ranta Fe Is making preparations to make Improvements on its line be tween Ottawa and Olathe. Tho railroad bill of this session is the first one that over passed the sen ate without an opposing vote. More senators und representatives havo their wives with them in Topeka than has been usual In the past. Dick Walker is reported as saying that now that Hill Hackney lias gone back to Wlntield ho will go back there too, Mr, und Mrs. George Kretslnger, who have lived In tho vicinity of Wellavllle siuco 18.17, have celebrated their golden wedding. Representative Epperson, of Scott, has smallpox, and Kepresentatlve Claw son, of Cherokee, went homo because his family has smallpox. At J. W. Logan's sale, In Franklin county, steer calves brought 830, year ling steers 831, cows 83.1 to 840, Out of a sale of 81, (i0 it was all cash butSl'.'O. Dr. Welcome W. Smith, aged 8.1, died at Peabody February S3, He had lived In Peabody about 30 years, He Is said to havo been the oldest Odd Fellow in Kansas. Mrs. Nation wrote to Judge Haen, "I want you to quit this fooling and let me out of here." She threatens to sue for damages in being unlawfully held In jail. Elijah Collins, of Highland station, Is dead at the age of 80. He was a charter member of tho first Masonic lodge in Kansas, lie had lived in Kan sas 40 years. Rev. William Dring, a returned mis sionary from Assam, has given to the museum of Ottawa University some valuable specimens among which are a sword, a set of deer's horns and the skin of a royal llcngal tiger. It was reported on the wires on Feb ruary 34, that Captain John Schilling of Hiawatha, was dying, He has lived In Drown county since before the civil war, in which he served with crodit, and hns since been prominent in state affairs. Colonel W. F. Cloud, who served In three wars, tho lust b.ing with tho Second Kansas in tho civil war, is 70 years old, and as active as a boy, walks at the rate of tlvo miles on hour, goes up stairs two steps at a time and never knows what it Is to bo sick, lie was recently glvon a pension of 83,1 a month, Citizens of llelolt command the city authorities to punish tho instigators of, turning the fire hose on tho crusaders. It is announced that ex-Senator Pef fcr is going to Washington to livo be cause his asthma troubles him less there. Tho law providing for the appoint ment instead of election of marshals, street commissioners, assessors, attor neys and clerks of second class cities, came In forco on February S3, by pub lication. This prevents these ofHcera from being elected this spring. Senator Wulfekuhler, of Leaven worth, is sick at Topeka. Tho Troy Chief says that Mrs. Na tion was tho wife of Captain Cheno weth, of Company A, First Kansas Volunteers, who was a partner with Frank M. Tracy and D. W. Wilder, when they published a free-soil paner in St. Joseph, Mo. The firm were driven across tho Missouri river and the then Mrs. Chenoweth got out the last issue of tho paper on April 13, 1801, just before the printing plant was thrown into the Missouri river. The automobile Is spreading out over western Kansas; D. W. Illalno, of Pratt, has one and hao learned how to man age It. Mayor Albricht, of Winfield has aroused much feeling by referring to the temperance people as religious cranks. Senator Hopkins, of Sheridan coun ty, says publicly that before the con test of his seat was begun he was offered 8300 If he would not accept his certificate of election; and that Webb , McNeil brought the offer to him. i KANSAS LEGISLATURE, t Tho caucus railroad bill has passed both houses and gone to the governor. The so-called anti-fusion election bill has passed both houses but a house amendment caused the sending of the bill buck to the senate. It was a cau cus amendment, however. Some fusion members said this Is what they had been trying for; a plan to cement to gether the opposition to the republi cans, The house killed the bill to prohibit persons from stealing rides on railroad trains, The senate gave a whole sitting to tho general county fee and salary bill without results, The bill permitting the state school fund commissioners tho right to com promise the bonded Indebtedness held against southwestern counties hut passed both houses, Tho bill bus passed both houses per mitting Fruuklln county to build a $30,000 Jail. The two railroad bills have gone to the governor for his signature. The house has passed a bill for cat tle men which provides that personal property brought Into the state be tween March and September shall not bo required to pay taxes If tho owner can show that lie hue paid taxes In some other county or state. The house passed the bill permitting counties to give absolute title to prop erty kohl for taxes after three years. Also the bill for free employment agencies. The house has passed the senate bill providing for a commission to revise the assessment and taxation laws uud report to the next legislature. Tho bill has passed both houses which requires county commissioners to appropriate 8100 to usslstlu conduct ing normal institutes. The bill to allow old soldiers at the soldiers' home to voto passod tho sen ate. The Kansas agricultural appropria tions, as passed, includes $10,000 for a herd of thoroughbred stock. The Parsons asylum appropriation was extonded for two years by tho ac tion of both houses. All of Governor Stanley's appoint ments up to iluto were confirmed by the senate. Tho senate passed a bill just forty minutes after It was Introduced, dur ing which time It went to a committee and was reported. It makes tho pres ident of the agricultural college a member of the board of regents and changes the terms of other regents so that thoy will all expire at once. The senate killed the bill to estab lish a county high school in every coun ty with more than .10,000 people. Tho senate voted for the purchase of 7,000 copies of Dassler's compilation of the statutes at 81.70 each, The house has adopted Senator Hur roll's liquor law. It is very stringent, and hits owners of buildings as well as the joints; gives authority to all classes of cities. The senate passed tho bill to create a commission to revise tho assessment and taxation laws. The senate has ousted Senator Hop kins and seated the contestant, Sena tor liiiBchow. The Benate passed the bill designed to secure Bafety for coal miners, The bill providing for a branch nor mal school and an agricultural experi ment station on tho Fort Hays reserva tion was passed by the senate. The senate's voto on tho Iloss-Flnd-ley contest was 34 to 8 for giving the senatorshlp for the ,1.1th dihtrict to Robert Findley. Eight senate bills were turned dowu by the house committee on cities of the first class. They were: To remove snow from the pavement utthoexpense of the property owners; to repeal the Atchison city court law; to prohibit city councils from granting permission to build or extend city railways with out tho consent of owners of abutting property; to authori.e public owner ship of telephones. Tho houso passed the appropriation of 81 10,000 to counties for caring for insane persons; also the 814,000 appro priation for Kansas agricultural col lege. The hill which passed the senate for codifying tho laws provides that the new Ikk ilcs shall lie sold to Kansas peo plo for 83 a set and to uou-rcsldents for SO a set The text book measure is fought iheh by inch in tho bouse. The senate passed the bill requiring udges of probate to furnish assessors ists of persons havlnir chariro of es tates, Mr, Weilcp's bill providing for alter nate terms of court of the new Chero kee county district at Columbus and Gulena has passed both branches. Tho court of visitation law will be repealed when the house passes tho senate bill. The house passed the bill authorizing district boards to send pupils to schools outside their districts; also the bill authorizing a high school building in Smith county. The senate defeated the bill to raise salaries of supremo court judges to 8.1,000. The Linn county printer bill was passed by tho house. Tho cattlemen had four bills passed by tho senate giving tho Livo Stock Sanitary commission more authority; providing for inspection of brando of eattlo before shipping; preventing double taxation on cattle; permitting gates to be placed across ronds inside their pastures. Tho houso passed the Grattan text book bill and the senate will consider all the bills of that sort at ono time under a special order. ltllls were reported adversely to the houso: to establish a minimum rate for fraternal life Insurance; to keep light ning rod agents out of Kansas; to givo second and third class cities the right to vote for ownership of waterworks; for taxing franchises; to stop hiring convicts to manufacturers; to create a state fish hatchery. The senate passed the bill providing for ventilation of mines. The house bill providing for the or ganization and regulation of savings and trust companies was passed; also the houso bill providing for taxing of all foreign Insurance companies was passed. 3Jy Flortnc CHAPTER XI.-(Contlnuod.) "You must not give me false- hopes, Brldgot," she said gravely. "You know at tho time of Mrs. Llndon's death you, among others, never doubt ed the legality of tho will." "I can't express myself well, ma'am," suld Brldgot Ransom; "but If I tell my story my own way porhaps you'll understand. When you and Mr. Dynevor engaged me as nurse to Miss Kitty you made ono stipulation that I was not to be talking continually of Mrs. Llndon. You suld the subject was a very painful one, and you did nut want to discuss It." "We both felt It a mistake to dwell on It," agreed Mrs. Dynevor. "And so I novor told you what my poor lady suffered," returned Bridget. "Care for her? Eustace Llndon cared for no one but himself and the baby. He was so jealous of his wlfo's affoc tion for her flrBtborn that as soon as his own child was born be sent little Miss Lillian away to the country. She was brought up In a French peasant's cottage, and the parting almoBt broko her mother's heart." "But, Bridget," persisted Mrs. Dyne vor, "why tell mo all this now? It Is too late to holp cither my poor sister-in-law or her child." "Please hear me out," said Mrs. IlanBom. "I might have written home, and told you and Miss Lillian's uncle, only Mrs. Llndou begged me not. Tho fact was her husband hated Miss Lll llan, and she thought tho poor child huppler anywhere away from him." "Did he care for his own child?" "Yes; but she was a sickly little thing, and with none of bor mother's beauty. She had an English nurse rathor a flighty young woman, whom my mlHtresB hated. When Mr. Llndon suddenly declared they couldn't afford to keep me and Julia, sho begged and prayed for him to let me be the one to stay, and I humbled myself to ask him, too. I said I'd do all my own work and look after the child as well; but It wus of no use. I went, Julia stayed." Mrs. Dynevor could not see the thread of these recollections, but she listened patiently, "A year or two nfter I left you, ma'am, I met Julln again. She wasn't In service then, but sho seemed to have plenty of money, and sho told me Mr. Llndon allowed her 60 pounds a year for tho sake of all she bud done (or the child. "I thought It was the most generous thing I'd ever heard of him; but I didn't come all this way to tell you of this. I'm a widow now, and I've a nice little, lodging house at Brighton. I took a partner lately, and she turns out to have been housekeeper to Mr. Llndon for ten years; and, Mrs. Dyn evor, she Bays the woman he bus mar ried Is tho Julia who was fellow-servant with me in France. Mrs. Dynevor looked bewildered, "Now, with all his faults, he was a gentleman," went on Mrs. Ransom, "and Julia Maunders was a common, uneducated woman, who could never be companion to him. Mrs. Markham, my partner, told me sho had actually been In his house as attendant to his daughter, thut she gave way to drink, and, when not qulto herself, actually struck Miss Llndon. Now, ma'am, a gentleman doesn't marry a vulgar, un educated woman of forty, who, besides. Is given to drink, without some rea son. Mrs. Murkhum and I have talk ed the matter over und over ugnin, and we believe there's something wrong about the will, and Julia knew it." At that moment Harold Dynevor came In. Mo would havo gone away on seeing his mother was not alone; but sho detained him, and In a few words gave him the bends of Mrs. Ransom's story. "1 can't -see how the will could be a fraud," he answered, "and yet every thing points to It. Llndon dismissing the attendant who was truo to his wife, and keeping the one who could bo bribed, points to fraud; but, mother, I don't see what we are to do." Neither did Mrs. Dynevor; but their visitor now proceeded to relate the best part of her story, "Mrs. Markham told mo a good deal of her young lady, Beryl Llndon, and I'm rcudy to swear sho Is not the child I left In Julia's care when I was sent away. There must be plenty of peoplo left In the French village who remem ber little Beryl. She was so puny and backward for a long time the doctor feared sho was un Idiot, She bad light hair, almost white and perfectly straight, and big, watery blue eyes the sort of eyes you see ofteneBt In Idiots. At thrco years old she could hardly walk. No one but her father could sco anything to admire In her. "According to Mrs. Markham, Beryl Llndon has very dark eyes, blue-grey, and almost black lashes, and curly brown hair. I can't think even fifteen vears would make such a change." Mrs. Dynevor looked from her son to Mrs. Ransom. "I am sure you both sec something some explanation; but I cannot." "Mother," said Harold honrsely, "forglvo nin! I have kept a secret from you. The girl you know as Beryl Lendon Is really Aunt Nina's daugh ter. She came to Eaathlll to escape from her father and his second wife. An accident gave me the key to her secret She wanted never to' como here again because she wan our ene my's daughter; but I toll her we HodjjKJtuon ft would be content to think of her only as her mother's child." "She Is Nina's Image," breathed Mrs. Dynevor; "but even thon " "I have no proof," said Harold, "any more than Mrs. Ransom; but I bellevo we both think the Biime, and to me It Is a strong conviction. I believe that when he saw his own child's state was hopeless, Llndon conceived a des perate scheme, He would send away the only person likely to betray blm, ho would bribe the nurso Into silence, his wifo wus so ill a few months would end ner life, und she would never know his deception. As soon as Brid get loft we know he removed his fam ily to another part of France. With in a month wo hear a of Lillian's death; but I believe the child burled as Uncle Frank's duughtcr wus really Beryl Llndon." "You mean he ehunged the chil dren?" Harold nodded. "But It would bo Impossible! How could he puss off a child of seven for a buby of three?" "We don't know thut he did. Ho placed tho little girl In tho cure of a country doctor some time after her mother's death; but there Is no tell ing what ngo he gave her. Mother, don't you seo this explains so much? Aunt Nina never guessed his hateful plot. Sho died believing It wus her own child, Lllllun Dynevor, who would grow up heiress of the Manor. She could havo had very little to leave, that llttlo sho naturally bequeathed to her husband, Tho phroso 'all my real and personal property' was no doubt his choice. If Lllllun hud been nllvo he would huve Inherited only a little ready money, in spite of thut high sounding phrase; with Lllllun dead, he took everything." "It would bo the blackest sin I ever heard of!" breathed Mrs. Dynevor. Brldgot Hunsom nodded her head. "But he did It, ma'am. Why you've only to ask his housekeeper, or tho young lady herself, to hear he hud no love or affection for the poor girl he called his daughter. Ho treated her with open Indifference, If not neglect. Now tho little child I left In Franco ho simply worshipped!" "Mother," said Harold, "here come the girls. You won't let Beryl think she is less welcome because you know her secret?" Beryl and Kitty looked from one to the other of the little group, bewil dered. It was Mrs. Dynevor who spoke, and to Beryl. "My dear," she said gently, "Mrs. Ransom has come here chiefly to see you. She has heard a great deal of you from a Mrs. Murkhum, and so I have learned your real name and the link between us." "And can you forgive me for bolng my father's daughter?" "Your father, unless we all mistake, was my brother-ln-luw, Frunk Dyno vor. My dear, Mrs, Runsom lived with your mother for yeurs. She Is reudy to swear that you ure not and cannot be, Beryl Llndon; we think you are my niece, Lillian," . "She Is her mother's lmuge," said Mrs, Ransom; "and, though It Is not a compliment to say so, sho looks older than eighteen. Twenty-two at Christmas would be Miss Lillian's age." The girl who had so long thought herself Beryl Llndon burst into tears. "Then it was not a dream that I had plnyed In the deserted nursery at the Manor, that I bad hud a frock like the one in the picture, and 'Pet' wus my own nnmo after all!" Mrs, Ransom accepted the hospital ity of Uplands for the night, and a telegram to Marton brought Mr. Proc tor to tho farm before tho family had finished bioukfutt. "I should piny a game of bluff," ho counselled, "and tell Mr. Llndon you havo discovered his fraud. Most prob ably he'll glvo In and confess every thing; otherwise, you'll have to go first to FontB-neufs, und see the doc tor who attended tho real Beryl Lln don; then on to St. Jacent, where sho Is reported to huve died, and get a description of the child ourlcd in her name. If tho two gentlemen nre still practicing In tho saino townships tho task would ho easy enough; If they have moved on, and havo to be traced, It might take a long time; therefore, as I say, I advise a game of bluff," Mrs. Tanner's supposed letter had come by that morning's post; but that also brought another from the gentle widow herself, paying Bhe was per suaded to prolong her stay another week. Mrs. Dynevor would, she knew, be pleased to keep Miss Llndon, so she hoped the change of plan would be agreeablo to every one, "Depend upon It," said Harold, "tho second letter came from Mrs. Wllmot, and was written nt Mr. Llndon's re quest He must have caught a glimpse of you yesterday at tho Manor, and this Is a ruso to get you Into his hands," "Must I go?" Bhe asked anxiously. "No," said Mr. Proctor; "but Har old Dynevor, who Is, I believe, your next-of-kin, will keep tho appolntmont at Woodlands In your stead. I shall accompany him as his legal advisor, and Mrs. Ransom will come, too, to. speak to her recollections of the real Beryl Llndon." Mr. Llndon had waltod a good ten minutes when the boll at Woodlands rang loudly. Another moment and ho was confronted by tho man he most feared and disliked, and the woman La recognized as his wlfe'i dovoted attendant . "So you are 'Mrs. Tanner,' and tlfljr note asking her govorneBs to return was a forgery?" said Mr. Proctor. "Sir," suld Llndon haughtily, "I deny your right to Interfere In" my dp mostlc concerns. I havo come to East hlll to find my daughter, and remove her from the socloty of my cnomles!" Then Mr. Proctor spoko. Ho was so positive of Harold's suspicions be ing correct he felt justified In assum ing facts. "Your daughter Is not In England, Mr. Llndon," he said curtly. "We have recently discovered your fruud. She Is buried at St. Jacent In Brit tany, under the name of her half slBter. Lillian Dynevor Is still alive, and the lawful ownor of all you huve bo long usurped. As sho cumo of age last December, you cannot' even clulm the rolo of her guardian." "It Is falsel" cried the wretched man. "I- " "You married Julia Maunders to make her hold hor tongue," struck In Mrs, Runsom; "but you forgot me, Mr, Llndon, Ah! overruling Provi dence threw your lute housekeeper In my wuy, and .when we hud exchanged our opinions about you we know pretty well the truth of the matter," "I defy you to prove it!" j Harold Dynevor Interposed. . "As Lllllun's next-of-kin, I am here with power to act for her. Mr, Lln don, you can make your choice: Sign a full confession of your fraud, dis gorge your Ill-gotten gains and leave England, when you win receive an an nuity of 500 pounds a year, or defy us. You may hold your own for two or thrco months, until we And tho doc tor who attended your child; but you will then be prosecuted with the ut most rigor of the law, and the result will probubly be penal servitude for life." Like all bullies, Eustuee Llndon wus a coward. Mr. Proctor's plun hod answered, and he suw thut ho was beaten. Better far accept his freedom and an annuity sufficient to keep him than end his days In a convict prison. Tho trio left him, carrying away his signed confession, und with the un derstanding that a representative of Mr. Proctor would take possession of tho houso In Elchcster square In the name of Lllllun Dynevor, and thut he gave up all the moneys of his step daughter which ho had appropriated, within a month. And when they told Lllllan-how strange and unfamiliar the name sounded of her good fortune Bhe as tonished them all by bursting Into tears, and declaring she would rather remain Mrs. Tunnor's governess than return to Dynevor Manor as Its mis tress. ' But that of course was impos slblo. (To be Continued.) Vnwi ltnnrdi,i! In Frailisa. In many churches of Provence andV Italy, especially those near the seu, ex voto pulntlngs placed on the walls In accordance with vows mud by pil grims in moments of danger are often remarkable for their frames. Among tho curiosities may be enumerated laths formed of splinters from ships that huve been wrecked; also frames made of pieces of heavy cables, oc casionally painted bright hues, but' sometimes left In their primitive gray color, splushed with tar. Nailed to the laths surrounding a painting repre senting sailors fighting with fierce sav ages may be seen African pr Poly- , neslnn spears and darts, or swords made of hardwood, evidently memen toes of terrific struggles. Sailors or lnndsmc n who havo made vows during times of peril at ne:i, and who have no trophies to display, will surround their pulntlngs with broad bands of wood heavily incrusted with shells and sea weed, not Infrequently of rare and ex tremely beautiful kinds. MIuhciI III Calllnir. A young Insurance man received an Introduction to some good peoplo a few days ago In a manner which he will not soon forget. The friend who did the honors was somowhat of u wag, but was one of those quint, sober, pol ished men whom ono meets occasion ally. Upon this occasion he was as grave and dignified as a church dea con, and seemingly perfectly slncenr Ho said: "I would like to make you acquainted with Mr. B . I can rec ommend him to your good graces, hav ing known both him and his family for years. His father is one of the best men I know, and their family is an old one. There Is only one thing I might say. Mr. B. is an Insurance man and I huve always Insisted that any one who could tell us good a Ho as he can ought cither to be a piano tuner or a lightning rod agent." Cleveland Leader. Expclmonls with Murine Torch. Experiments have been carried out on the Thames by the Thames con servancy board with tho murlno torch with conspicuous success. The tubes containing the calcium carbide Ignited Immediately the substance came Into contact with the water, casting a bril liant light, which was .Visible tor a considerable distance. Thero Is every probability of this torch being requisi tioned for the illumination of certain parts of the river by night for the guidance of vessels, etc. The existent lllumlnants are Inadequato and very unsatisfactory, whoreas the ncetylene gas sheds a glaring pure whlto light, covering a wide area. Pearson I'd llko to know who sent me this abusive letter. I'll bet It was that crank next door. Mrs. Pearson I don't think so, John. It must hav been some one who knows you muck better than he docs.