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glte oSlictata -tUtity aalc: Qxxcs&ciq interning, Joxremlier 16. 1886. Slailij THE BOOBY PRIZE. Stefano Gonzales -was a young Spaniard who had come to the United States to go into business. He had not decided just -what that business should be. but in the meantime he occupied himself by seeing the country and studying the social customs. It -was no: loner lwfore he gained an especially good knowledge of progressive euchre and of the german. j His opportunities for the pursuit of these ' 7,,ATi. - u" WOT ,ieuL'.r" uo ! uxu.iiULu.uuv ma iguoraxicu 01 coii'-xjuiuj. x.11-j Vih tr. intWV, -r-M, T,?. Jr, tl,m Tn fiOTnrt nthoT- pnnrfmpnf; nf cvinl lifrt Tin t "would have been at a disadvantage hid ho not adopted the habit of listening very little and tal ing a good deaL For conversational purposes he made a compromise between. Eng- -.. . -. V.U. !.... V ..V . w ,,i- i.i." tt . ; i,; i f- p Tr- i T 3 ,Wrfi self in English, and he "was not understood when he poie Spanish. He therefore took refuge in Frencbith some little Italian, and when the subject permitted, he was fond . of using such German phrases as he had ac- quired in his studv of music. It gave him a m of .n'itv when he established an in- . telh'gent understanding with an American on the basis of German, such as might be felt in meeting an antagonist on neutral ground, and the less the American knew, the better Ste fano felt. I He took lesions in English from a pretty blond widow, with whom he also played euchre and duiiccd the german; and with Iter he ' spoke in Spanish, so as to make return in kind for the education he was receiving. She gave i him much information, always in EnglLh, and he phkl her eloquent compliments in his own language, and they professed to perfectly understand each other, scorning the idea of , an interpreter. It was said that they gossiped and told each other secret. They certainly entertained themselves. There was, liowever, one mode of expression , in which Stefano was master. He was a most delighful singer, with a baritone voice as sweet and penetrating as the perfume of the grape blooia. The widow never tired of his songs, but it seemed the one flaw that , she coukl not play his accompaniments for him. He had tried to sing to her playing, but lier time was so unbending, so perfeetly exact, that she drove him wild. i UI want freedom,"' he would exclaim, in his foreign languages. fcI do not wish to count my time when I sing 'Adelaide,' nor to think I am marching when I sing a love song of Andalusia.'' ! 'Adelaide!' " repeated the widow, and ' began to play the opening bars; but Stefano , lightly laid his hand on hers, and said in sof s ' Castilinn: i 'No, no: you do not understand how that ( fchould go."5 ! She lauglied. "It is too long, I know,' she replied. Fortunately for the group of friends, Stef ano was perfectly willing to sing if Hilda Fleming played for him. She was always J willing to do this. It rested her, she said, j How this could be some of the circle wondered, ' because Hilda was a music teacher, and cer tainly heard enough of the piano, jlrs. Lyons, the widow, explained it by saying that Hilda was a homceopathist. The sociable to which they all belonged, and "whicL gave Stefano his educational ad- J vantages, was rather curious in its composi tion. It was made up by two entirely differ ent sets of people, who rarely met at any other tune. One set, the larger of the two, was strictly professional and medical, being composed of doctors and their wives, one wo- ' man doetnr, and the young man she was en gaged to marry. The others were rather more on the butterfly order, the party con- i sitting of Hre. Lyons, her sister, llrs. Arnold, "Mr. Arnold, Hilda, Stefano and a young, handsome American named Gregory. They all met every two weeks at different houses, and, under Gregory's administration, had very good times. The only discontented mem ber of the party, indeed, was Gregory him fcelf. It was through his influence that the sociable had taken just the form it had. and now lie regretted it. What he would have ' liked would liave been long games of whist i with Hilda for a partner, or a never-ending waltz iu which her steps should keep time , with his own. As things were he never had any satisfaction with her. If they were together at a table, they were victims to a swift game, and were at once separated, i Ho had ill fortune in the german, in which J- . Stefano soon clistinguisliea mmseir as a ' leader, and he even had no chance in -walking home with the young lady. It was one of j ilrs. Lyons little fancies to take Hilda's arm ' in preference to that of any one else, because ' Hilda was just the right size, ami she also, ... ,J, , . ' , ,, could pinch her whenever she was vexed with the others. In this wav the order of proces sion soon established itself: First walked Mr. and Mrs. Arnold, and then Mrs. Lyons and Hilda, with Stefano and Gregory bring ing up tne rear. Sometimes the young men would courageously walk with tho ladies, though Gregory declared that he had to step behindjjo often to make room for passers that it made him feel like a "bill horse Stefano was absent he didn't seem n mitnl. 1V!-m.j lirt voiIa1 "i-rvr i lo TgrrATf navements Stefano would tell him that he i ou-httogo to Spain and spend a vear in' Toledo, for then "Sw York woukl seem like a , prairie to him. To das Gregorv rather rudely replied that his own country was good enough for him. , Stefano worried Gregory. For one thing, I Gregory had introduced him to the sociable, i and was considered his intimat friend, j Stefano was even invited to houses as a com-! est to s as, ita i tb. : pliment to Gregory, and this was not mauo introduced he was afterward made welcome for lu own sake, and so established. And thus whetvver he went Gregory had to serve j as Stefano's interpreter. He used to wish the Spaniard spoke only his own language. Greg-' ory did not understand that. Even his frag- ( mentary conversations with Hdda were apt t to resolve into repeating to her what Stefano wanted her to know. If he had not been so , honest he might have made some revenges ' for himself, but he did not; he translated into boki English all the Spaniard's florid ' phrases, and hoped they woidd finally dis gust her. j If Stefano lisd not been going to Florida in March. Gregory wouM have been desperate, but this prosit upheld him. And he bad n ou m pr.i. "f" ,- r j-, i sebeaie which promised to compensate him. He saw in his dreams a beach by the sea a L vel beach with the tide low, and the moon ir,-:n .-m iL Tho air was crisp, bus not . " " . . , .1. wJ . l,t- ' chilly ; tbe uoom o. iae - vervsar. xie sav miuscu. ..-. . to-iHi. and with him was Hflde. Stefano . -- a .u-Mial rv!uF 1A was m an orange groe l -m -vi v, cared aos which so that he was not on the beach. Nor did he dream of seeking the widow taere. Hilda and he were alone. There was no changing of paraiers, no trars lationof silly speeches' from silly polygk. Thev were alone; thev spofco m juigifcii. auu "- no oW interrupted. " t It was very swee i- would seem as nata- To carrv out his scheme the cc-ooeration of j ral to Hilda as to him waen he came etu of some of the others was necessarv, and so he ' the cbrkne-ai shook her haL Ashesat urged it on them. It was siaiplv to spend there, dreaming yet patient, he saw two fig Easter week at a certain hotel" at the sea- 1 urescommg down the beach. It was the lady silorei ' doctor and the young man she was engaged "It is the tmietcst place in the world, but ' to marry. He did not disturb his soul by rcollv aristocratic. It is ever so much bettei J greeting them, and they passed on. not seeiag thon'Foint Prudence," lie said. "and. cltfcoogb ! him. By aad by Arnold came with bis wife. oalv five uiiies off, it hss isaay advantas aver the point The bathing is far better, Eiicotber and safer. -I never bathe in Easter vrcek, except in a tub,' said Arnold. -Do you pass. Gregory r for tbey -were playing canted -Pass! 2b; Til order it up. Now, Xiss nOda," aad be looked brightiy over at fefe partner.. 'Nolhkis ventured, nothing gaifted. you know. -PI do tha voiiinrin." r-"-.!rxl Hilda: ral 1 being fhirU "in hanll, folio-wed suit, playing very Iotv. Gregory took no notice of this loss of a trick. uOf course -we don't expect ocean bath ing," he continued; but you -will -want to go J there again. I always think of that in going to a new place. It isn't so much one's enjoy ment the first time, but the practical knowl edge one gains. It helps you in making up your mind the next time adds another bead to your rosary, as it -were.' 'Euchred," said Arnold. "ow, isn't that just my luck P exclaimed Gregory; 'and I hadn't a bad hand either. And then," he continued, although he -was now at another table, and had to look over his shoulder to address Arnold, "it is such a comical idea, this clubbing arrangement, and not a bad one either. It Tvorks well all . . , CTOUnu. ilKli m. up ." "" "" F.vi 5 1.-1 . 11T 1 1j--1 r-il -LrtT-i r? rt -.'.". . . J We do not all get our board free," said the vridow. 'No, of course not. Only the one who gets up the club, or and this is the best plan a club can invite a guest instead. Four of us could take one extra person, and eight of two, and so on. It is what might be called 1 .,,--.- . the hos?ltf . one ac extra expense, no one under obhgations. lou have just the samo , the same rooms tfe same board, ?f a member of a club that ; you would have lf yu nt alone but there is the-extra SU&L- ou can go as a cwu-or, par.y or a first floor. It is share and share alike. Xo one lmows which is guest and which one pays, so there is no discrimination. I call it a cap ital plan." 'You are sure it is a good house? Well fceptr First rate. Oh, come now, ilrs. Lyons! I know I won't get the booby prize. I am not playing for prizes to-night. If I were I should not try for that." 'You must have them strung up like scalps around a wigwam. Gregory. Tell us how many have you gotf 'One for each tally card?" asked the widow. Gregory laughed mysteriously. "I am going to play for a prize," he said, '"and I am going to get it. What kind of a prize it will be you shall judge when you see it."' Thus far Gregory's little scheme had worked fairly. Ho had interested the party, and had almost persuaded the Arnolds to promise to go. The widow needed no persuasion. She wanted solitude, she said, so as to practice her Spanish, and she was from the first on Greg ory's side. To Hilda ho said very little. This was the delicate and difficult part of the mat ter. Ho was quite sure that she could not afford the holiday, and he knew she would not accept the position of guest unless the affair was managed with great delicacy. "If I appear hi it if I propose inviting her,r he said to himself, She is so shy, so proud, that she will refuse at once. I must suggest, but I must never say it." To this subtleNand embarras-ing task he thus addressed himself. He talked as if both Stefano and Hilda were going; he suggested that he himself might bo invited as 'guest." He did all that he could to show that the po sition was most honorable and desirable. He spoke of the rest, of the exhilaration in the air, of leaving the city behind, and yet liv ing in a friendly circle. What were they not to do at Coast Cove! He bought books to read there; he collected photographs and games for the one rainy day they were to have, and finally sent Hilda a volume of poems, on the fly leaf of which was written, "Coast Cove, Easter week, 1SSC." After a time his persistence persuaded them all that they were going, and they fell into the habit of discussing their plans before they were really aware that they had seriously formed any. Stefano took but little interest in all this English talked around him. Ho lived in his lagoon of French and Italian, and the out side waves did not disturb him. His plans for Florida did not please him as tho time for leaving drew near, but he promised himself that he could soon sec all of the south that he eared for,and he would speedily return. In the mean time he devoted himself to talking to ilrs. Lyons and practising with. Hilda. Ho shrugged lus shoulders at the idea of tho northern sea coast m March, and told them that he prefcred thinking of them as at home. When tho second week in ilarch came, Gregory had a summons to Chicago, and had to leave New York at once. 'It is the most unfortunate thing,'' he said, but I have written to the Coast Cove house and made provisionary arrangements. Ar nold can see how they suit. I have a copy of my letter for him. I will certainly get back during the week and will join you there. I have said that there will be at least a club of . ua",a uTsi'fc tho guest." But the cuestJ Whom aio we to invite; inquired ilrs. Lyons, gayly. Gregory hesitated. It was a breathless moment to him. He did not dare to look at Hilda. Ho did not dare to mention her, nor f l ' ... . , " ,. ' ,)rrf the sea would be only a howling wilderness of ..i- -- nn.-.- 1iai nnmn j--n T f cliA r3?T Vft frr waves. ie ioo:ieci at Jirs. jyons; mere was a world of entreaty in his eyes. Surely, surely she must know -who ought to Le the "Wo have hud so pleasant a winter together, our party ought not to be broken now. No one has so much influence as you. You choose the guest, make up the party, Mrs. uni , ' . , iT ., . . , . , "I see!" cnl the widow; '-you area wicken Bat l see1tshf Jt . !; de. on mt' aai1 tho rt-v sha11 to our mind. "Arc we limited to fourf' asked Mrs. Arnold.. 'Leave-it to me," replied the widow; 'I have made my plans. I know just how to manage it; I know just what we want. But vou, Gregorv oh, I shall envv Chicago fssJiJL FJrxL -sfS j schemer from us," and then she arose and swept Gregory the lowest of bows. 'How well her Spanish comes on!" said Hilda. "She puts it ia English, to be sure, but she thinks in the noble language of com pliment, and to think in a language is a great proof of progress in it." The widow's eyes sparkled as she looked at Hilda. Don"t you rail at Gregory," she said; "I am his friend for life."' And so the matter rested, and Gregory went to Chicago, relying on Mrs. Lyons' discern ment anil management. But ouce in the west, the stars seemed to fight against him, and lie was delaved day after day. Hand ?" - "?"' " "?-". feasted, but his impatience to leave mado some, young, and successful, he was feted and everything distasteful to him. His eyes only siw a lonely beach, -and a girl standing theiv and waiting. injnx iiw, sii-i ua. Once free, steam hardly flew fast enough fop Mm lndeed Lxj phoned, 33 it was Thsrsdav af lev Easter when he reached Coast Cove. It was night when the cars drew into the station, aad ho went direcs to the beach. Down osi the sands steed a gay little look out with a high tfight of steps, and Gregory sas tlown on them in the shadow, calm, 1- They were silent, and Gregory let taem goon ' and disappear in the darkness. ' The ocean lapped the shore, a breeae came up. though gently, and the stars shoae I brighter. Then sweetly, suddenly, came the j breath of a song. It was almost out of the I waves, almost a part of tiem. The words smota on Gregory ear. Tcoy -were Italian: Aad EfghUagalcs recall the. AdeJaMe: Ade laide! He saranr to his feet, and t(T-nrd lum TTn'n came. She seemed to come, not along the beach as the others had, but from the very edge of the sea, as if she had arisen, from it; and her hand was on Stefano's shoulder, and his arm was around her, and he sang to her what Gregory would have said. As they turned and followed the others the song ceased, mid all was silence again except the sea. Gregory stood still He was stunned. He felt as though he had been struck on the head. Hilda and Stefano! The Spaniard! In his dreams of the sea and of Hilda, tho Spaniard had been in Florida. He pushed his hat back on his head, and rubbed his forehead with his handkerchief. Just then lie heard voices again. It was the doctor re turning. It has not dragged, I allow," she said; "but every one has seen it was coming." 'But it is absurd," replied the young man. "They do not understand each other. He does not speak English, and she understands no other language. It is perfectly, ridicu lously absurd."' The doctor merrily laughed. 'When a young man can make Beethoven talk for him, and can sing Spanish love songs as Stefano Gonzales can, he can make himself understood. Hilda Fleming has been bravely wooed."' 'Nonsense! I never heard anything more ridiculous." -And you have never seen it at all? Horns! I am ashamed of you. Why, we have all -watched it with zest."1 'And ilr. Gregory? How about him, El len? How about him? What trill he say f "Ho will be delighted He is so fond of the Spaniard. Why, he proposed that the whola sociable should come. Mrs. Arnold told mo about it, and trouble enough she had to ar range it on such short notice. And, Morris, I couldn't tll you this before, because Stef ano hadn't said, or. if you like it better, sung, anything decided; it is a four-leaf clover party, a four-lover party wa four, Hilda and Stefano, you and I, are the guests. How I wish Gregory would come now!" 'A guest!"' oxclaimed Morris. "-Not I, in deed! I don't deadhead it at a hotel, Ellen. And I tell you" he spoke -with conviction -that Gregory won't like it! You see if he does!"' "He will be delighted." " 'Delighted!' "' repeated the young man. 'It is a first-class euchre, Ellen. 'Delighted!' Well, you are blind!"7 "Mcrns," cried the doctor, turning and al most facing the unseen and horrified Gregory-, whose face would have made tho fortuno of a photographer could it have been seen, '-you deserve the booby prize! Indeed you do." Well, I shall not get it," her lover grimly replied. l-It is given away, but not to me." In tho darkness Gregory pushed his hat down over his eyes. 'Idiot!'' he muttered, bat he did not explain to whom the title belonged. Louise Stockton in Harper's Bazar. WANDERINGS Or A WAITER. Chophouse Attendant Who Are Perpet ually on tho I-IoieTii "ew Vork City. The average waiter must do a great deal of wandering in the course of his lifetime. In the very swell restaurants a good waiter may keep his place for years, but those of mora modest standing seem to be perpetually on tho move. The men who used to bring mo my breakfast and dinner at this or that hotel now servo me with beer at tho concert gardens, and old pot bearers from the concert gardens greet me when I drop in to eat my lunch. I have for years kept track of the movements of a veteran chophouse attendant, whom I originally tipped in a John street shrine to tho stomach. I have been served by him from Rockaway to High Bridge; he waited on me at the centennial in Philadelphia, and at Washington when Garfield was inaugurated. Tho other night I came across him again iu an uptown resort, looking not a day older than hen he sot my deviled kidney and my pewter of Bass before mo on tho day I mado his acquaintance. He fetched me my lager and my sandwich with the same old flourish, and gave me greeting with the samo familiar civility. This m n is as goal a waiter as you would care to bo served by. He is quick, sensible and civil; just the sort of person one would fancy getting a place and keeping it. I remarked as mudi to him, and he said: 'Don't you sometimes get tired of eating the same dishes at the same place, sir? Well. I get tired of serving them, too. When I'm weary of chops and ale I take to beer and sandwiches, and when I've got all I want of them I go to handling French dishes. When I'm tired ia New York I make a trip to Bos ton or Philadelphia or Washington, or take a job at the seaside. There's nothing like change, sir, to keep a man fresh and his ideas bright, no matter how small the change is." "But how is it," I asked, '"that you always come back to New York?" "Because New York is the only place a man can live in, after all. sir. Away from here a waiter has to rely almost entirely on his wages. The bosses have cut these down to next to nothing on account of the tips, but there isn't enough tipping done outside of New York to make life worth living. I can pick up more hero in a week than I'd get anywhere else ia a month. Even the summer hotels can't hokl a candle to New York for tips if you only strike the right place." Alfred Trumble in New,York News. How Different Tcople Travel. Have you noticed how some people enter a car and where they sit? A lady will walk past a dozen vacant seats, often the entire length of the car, then come back again and take one of the seats she lias just passed, and often after sho is seated change to another just exactly like the one she leaves; never ex actly decided at liome or abroad. The old traveler walks direct to the best seat in the car that is vacant, i. e.. the one nearest the center and on the shady side not because it rides easier, but it is safer in case of any accident The-o. t. never passes a va cant scat if the car is in any way nearly fulL The small boy or his sister must get next the window, and usually flattens Ins no-e against it if it is not open, he being on his knees on the seat we mean the small boy on a small journey. If tho trip lengthens out auy he will getall over the car before he gets to the end of the trip. The backwoodsman will take tho first seat inside the door, wliether the car is crowded or empty, aad will put his entire family on the one seat if he can squeeze them in between tho arm of the seat and the window. If it's down in Kentucky or Tennessee they will take otf their hats and bonnets and make themselves at home. The colored brother or sister from down south hunts a window before he does a seat, noses the sash quickly, passes his body through to the waist and to people he has told -good-by" be shouts again, -Goo"-by. goo'-by; give my love to Aint Mary; goo'-by: you must write." While the person yelled at is as innocent of writing as a babe. When the train is on its way he sinks into a seat the one where he is as gel as any: he steys there, looks around with a smile of saasfac tioa, is glad be is alive, aad gladder of all he is "gwine on this yere cyar," and gladdest, of all that the car is supplied with ice water, a luxury that does not appoarin Me every day Sfew Merchant Traveler. It is ail very vrdi to rise from the gaiter, like Rachel, tot ip not the gBiUer dies was it. Half tbeferaale pupifcttt the Onsera&oin are from very low extraction, indeed. If foUa them borae w-e -would Sad that tbeir parents are concierges, sccoarf-iaad deader aad worse. 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LIVLVGSTOX, Assistant CmMo KANSAS STATE BXSK.) $100,000 $5,000 NATIONAL EA. OF AJlifiiJ-A. t-a3 BLACESTONE NATIONAL BANS. Ca JA3IES L. L03IEARD. V!c-Pre!i; S. S KING, Secretary F. P. KARTET. jlttr7-vL-. KANSAS. SMITHS0N & CO., SUCCESSORS TO THE ANGLO-AMERICAN LOAN AND INVESTMENT COMPANY, r 117 East Douglas Avenue, Lend. Leas acd Insurance ArtoU. Honey always oa hand. Internal low ratot. N0 DELAY. Before making a loan on Farm. City. Oaltci or Persona! Kcnrlty. call aad it as. Corae la or iond a full description of jonr Farm or Clrjr prorcrtT. WVfeaiHHelarreamocnuof Una Easira and Korlja Capital for Investment In Real Entate. and are tho enabled to make rapjd a!e. Correspondence SoUelted. II. L. SjUTHSOX. Manager. J, M. ALLEN k C0.; Wholesale and Retail Grocers, 112 Douglas Avenue. L. K. WOODCOCK, x-Couaty Treaa'r. B. S.GARRIOV, WOODCOCK, DORSEY & CO., REAL ESTATEJBSTRACTS & LOMS Office, Dorsey JBuilding, Opposite Court House, WICHITA , SULZDnT Comanche,. Comanehe County, Kansas. A nevr city on the Cimmarron, at its Junction with Big Bluff anu Cavalry creeks, offers more inducements to the investor than any other new town platted in Kansas this year. Only three miles from the great natural salt deposit : a fine water power at the foot of Cavalry Valley, with its hundreds of fine farms, many under culti vation. A chance to get in now on the around floor. No lots given away. Many brick and frame buildings going up. "Write for lull particulars to the COMA1TCBS TOVTls COMPACT, 23" ow Kiowa. Kansas. F. W. SCCCELSOR TO Merchant Tailor. Keeps on haid Fnc Goods of the latest styles The largest sioc' n te. city. Satisfaction guaranteed No trouble to show goods Call And see me F. W. SWAB, 1st door N of Cotmty Building. N. F. NfEDERLAXDER. JVWent. W. W. KIKKWGOb. LumI K2Mfor. V-fJg'- '"'n, A. W.OLIVER. Vfce-Pn-shient. c MvtAK. ! r-iarr Kansas Loan and lavostment k O APITAL, Money Always on Hand to Loan on Farm and City Prooerty Office"in Wichita National Bank Building, Wichita, Kan. S. D. PALLBTT, -tEALER IX Northern I Southern Pine Lumber, LATH, SHiNGLES, SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS. QFHCEand WHITE ni"MZ WICHITA, KAN MONEY TO LOAN ON City Property, Chattel Mortgages AND PERSONAL SECUPwITY. LOWEST -:- BATES! V NO - DELAYS' L. B. BUNNELL & CO. 'New Dry Goods at Retail ! , 10 to 20 per cent, less than regnJar pncea I am now raccvr.r a fine sroc of Fall and Winter INew Drv Goods, Notions, Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing Goods, Kt . To a ,1 ntr Urgg wtk a fcawl wMtt I aSUr t prttmm m . 1 nil ! 3 IDS Main t bctvn Doagftu ADw sum nr? H. GLOBE IRON WORKS! Founders and Machinists. Manolactarars of STEAM ENGINES AND BOILERS. 1 Iron andttrass castings, pulleys and sbaftiikgAiKi&ilinads '- chinery. House castings in an v design xo order. Deiui tajn i s pa j and pumping machinery. All kinds o? repairing Ooaeon shorts ., ! and satisfaction guaranteed. ; ' A. FLAGG, Proprietor. CANON -:- CITY -:- COAL! 3ADGEP. I.TJ2IB2B CO, 'vvBST DOUGLAS AV3L c. o. wnoao i-44sr R. a. cxttx Ij The DaviclsoD PAID-UP CAPITAL, 00,000. Mosey Always oa Haad to Loan m larfrovsd Fans 2id Gfiy PropertT Have Loaned More Money ia Sentbeta Kzaszs Aa any Compmj Sta;e K A. HORSEY. Kx-Caunty Cl'k. SWAB F. ST CITOAX ) $100,000. mu JOHN G. ALLKX. tt W OILX Vttmlhm . Loan Company WICHITA, KANSAS.