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tfi ,&r FROM CRADLE TO COFFIN. V rock tlio invito trojrljr. Rinl Ink' It to nnd fro, A uuw llfo kI jm Itliln It. In toiim anil low, Amotlirmootlititlo slumber, In lovti noU soft Ollll lllllll, Willo lii'M m nuJ Mfity, nU nn enrtli Ixirn rlillil, Ah wo iwk tlio crocllti Kn)ly. We Iny nildc tint crmllu, tlio tilnl IIH miit lift How n, And ltd pinion IxiMly, to iiihkii lt way (iliiiip; Toll), to fill In Kormw, or rl ntnl It ny, 'MI1 IhIIh. trluniplw. fair IniltnRO of life's (In) , Ah u Iny nnlilo tlio crnillo. Wp nlxno tlio ooflln, nnothcr Mill linn IIM Tliernrthl) Unlit liirr, Ii won or tout, nnd ilrnd Tlio wlm III tlio crndlo Unit Umw of earthly Uttlfl', And lluro, with hamU cli folded, lien all wo know of lift. Am lietid nliovo tlio wflln V llryii" I" ! lloiii'kpilnic. DKKKATIXC! DEATH. 'OomI liy, JiilmjtnUo kI fnro if yourself nnd omio hi wm nt yon mil " "(;nl li, Ncllli', iliiir, nml don't forgot me while I mn iiwny." Thur liuniU wiinnly h"hmI iwh other nt tlielr ll woiihl Uu iliinn huil not other lieeli near Then the) Mmrntel Nelllo llrowiiln wntihoil the tall, MrotiK fonii of John Kin until it uiih lint In the lilh inuw of theprnlile ami with a 1t;li niturnwl to ilutv Never Ifforo liml tlio llttlo iwMntM ny 8tatill Mi'iml wi dull, thorllek of th liKttilliient mi mount. hiihu. Theiowii iiterall.N nothing for her toiln after the ru touiar) "puttliiK ti iIkIiU." No tniln paw for InMini, iiniijw(MliloiiitHMililiil hhe hail exlwiunlwl her littl MiM'k of rvuillnf. What inhiM alio tin to inako tlio hours kls Iwh wttirilyl HIm rvtf Iwr limil ujiou thokrylionnl ami jruve ln'i0f to jilwisnnt wnklii); iIiwiiih, to uu'iitaU) follow iiik her lover iiihI iiitiniiuriiiK aloud of the pieturiM thought photOi;inphel In Iwr "It will tflko John all tiny to lnfot tlw line to the little wimIi1 IdIhihI III tlio iiiltlillo of tint rnirie, bimI ho will !iae to nhvp thern aliut' in tin- Ion iihMii I wonder if he will thtllk of IIH' all til tlllke, an I will of lllllll How 1 wlili I itMild Ihi with him!" She Mimlixil rrlinwm n tin- Indian pink Unit plahed tln prairie n with lill at the UliliiMlilii.l) thought, iilwl eliiltM're.l to IK l.er att'titlm umhi other thiiiRD. Hut do what hlie wmild Iter thought WMlidetv.1 to her tin laek of comfort Ii would bimI the lmpp tln when kIw wiwld iwM' tlK right to U' eer 1J hit de. A If tin lump Imil luxtww loadon footeil tlwy crept nlotiir At ihmi Ih lltlessl ato tlw him h Im liad lHiHiht fnMit Irer farm iMiine, then wiHl UiRht WtMlkl hurry lllllll); that kIw inlrfht U- with U'l loer, at leat In tlnUH. Darkness did come nfter lotiR antl weary uniting, Imt iHHint of duly lmd iimleil and kho wan preiiiiK to lie when llin httlou wti ralhil iiihI Ih wn ttild in rlirklttn that mi ansmut of an extra that was wlklcntlliiK idie would m to remain until llll'llllllt. With th nerv of a jennnt Uiii Iht fats' and an al!nit tlillaut tv.lii; luirk of Iwr unborn curln she Hit tlowu aiiin. The wmkliiMi nlxmt tlio sUitl'Hi went homo uud k'ft l"r alono, tln i isfr "nikl from a nothlioiiutf lti(li and the wins' made weinl I tiiit as tlw lmk tiiht Willi! plajisl iijiiii tlM'iii. 1 tilt. theoxjTieiKs wu not new to then wim nothing to fear nnd her father would maim for lief whmi tlu' liit,ht was iIiiim '. In msl ami Xw MltM wn wmful SoiiHithiiiK uiii"l '' dmwi. hue fnllisl to iviiieiiihor N'llig mi uiiiell h of MK'iet and whhImsI liow HolniiMHi I rUM ismlil liavi exmbsl lit man Tinlay Then Mio thought of a female fheml wIki nm oj'rator at thenext wtsjwniil fta'iim. and, neorh dj ing for Minn- olM to talk U, MiiunnHlisI "Hlei llllR." Thtfrw wa no n'Jy. Tij an li would tlw tHild fff t ihiii, lait utlllxiiig n hIm wtih aimwrrwl, ami asknl: "Wlmtistln MMitier with th inalti llnor i lough,"' wan ami lnr tralmsl ear t4d Iht the tou.h wiu not of a i1iikiviI gtrl, hut a htoivj lmiiibsl man "Jlie prairie is all on lire hi iv ami Hi iTalo Heart (iroe. tliat Is lasjiuiliiiK to burn, and wImii thu Ikmitss hWeep nmild tMl .lour Hide ou'll luit to look Mmrplf tttey don'l ititoh yu nappiitK, my jprettyduU) " At aiiother Uine aim would liavo tloed tht) key with nu angry xnnp nt the fnmiliaiity Now tlierv wm room in her for only ami maddening tlaxight John King waa sUvping in the iiilitu in the gne, wiMild ls HUiHllldisl lit lire, Ihi stilled by smoke, ho laillHsl totleath! "I'niirio round lluiralo (irovon mii of lliiiue, lnii' down, oxer euUorta jirolxibl) lniine.1 Stop all trnliw at X," oho ninimgil ti Hash Imok oer the wn. Then she daslMsl out where all should linv Us'ii tinrkiHwi hut was not For imlix earth ellil kkj wire illlllliiuntod, tlio MKirillg of tlio flnnuit isnild ls'tlistinotl) hoard, their leaping distinctly tratxsl, their assl awlfter tlinii the giejlioiind and their fonv rintloss a n o)t'linti. Nothing to her now wnkiluty, nothing tluit it wauttsl two hnurs of midnight, iiothiug that many liww might hang upon her reiniilulngat ln'i'st. One lift she know wiu In danger, and that wiu to bur more than all othriit in tho wtuld. With lling foot, with a tlesM.'ruio roMilvo forming in her hiaiu, sho homeward, but did not enter tho lioiiw ilnrwl not for foar of tho thwaitiug of her inirw As she imsstsl tho window die saw her old father nodding in his eiuilr, and a wiMsiIisl hiulle parttsl her 11 w. Tor all the hidden wealth of uioiiutaiii and rail) mi ho wmild not havo him wul.eii. Well she knew tho hu If tost and most untiring horso in the Mablo. That it as one she had nowT i iildt'ii, a young, tlery, valuable lilua liloshsl Malliou, she never gao a thought Spttsl and ooiiragewero tho things now tolx'dc.in'd.iuid all other iMiiMilorutions, even herowiiKifoty, woiv tlw aiftsl into by thoin. With soothing voleo and gentle haiiiU tho girl litl tho htiio out, laidled, muIiIKnI and uiouuttsl. Astonislail by her d.iiiug ho iiuietly Miliiiiittisl. Tho t'linim ol hood hndeiisll) iKOOinplWied what had over Im.s.11 a tlillleult task for uii'ii 1 hen, start list liy tho uuiiMial liiirdeu nnd Happing of skills about his Hunk, ho leaietl, pluugisl, pauttl the air, klekiug vigorously and iiiado a eirort to mist at tho rider. It was tin- feuci't'ssful. Tho hiiiuU Unit hold tho reins, little asthey wi'ie, hud n glipof iron, and the whip lelt u welt iiism tho glossy skin. Jliully hhaklng IiIh head, tlnshiiig out w ith his Iici'Im, with tho breath whistling through tho thin nostrils, ho iiimlo a kvoiuI attempt j Fliivcrnl nn ho iis?eivtsl a Rtlll moro htiuglng blow, thou furiously down tho road. Tho clatter of limits disturlKsl tho dreams of tlit old fanner. Ho hprang to tho w indow, lint only to fntch an indistinct vision of glanced at tho clock, muruuuxsl of having mi hour Uforo golns for Nellie, and hottlud lilmsolf for unotbur Little Men lind lio tlmt his only child nnd costly Mood worn Indulging in tin wildest of races under n iky llghtctl as by tho fliiuies of hell mid surrounded by Its fin. I Thu hw Itt'limnii uuw thu girl as kIio Hew past; Fnw tho swift galloping horso, thu rider with her long hair streaming In tho wind, tho horso iki If breathing smoke, saw without lofoguitiou, and Mipurxtltioiixly imagimsl that tho ghost of some nsl child of thu w lldel , tieas, w hose Imiiioh linil dUturlssl In build-lug tin? Iron traik of tho juilu face, was out for n midnight rsvul. I For a I'onsiderablu dlxtnnco tho road was over the undulating prnlrlu, and lioth horso nml rider t njoed tho raco; then they were funis I upon tho tics, and tho henily shod hoofs I'lattei isl along tho bridges, then thoy left it and safety and pluugisl uniii a narrow thread of eaith, with llro swiftly rushing towaitl It from either xido. The liiirse, biae and blot Its I, as ho wa.s, hesltattsl, as well ho might; but tho hand of tho i ider was Hi in and the whip mcrciletts. A brief hour had transformed tho gentle girl into a woman nimble ins! by low? and superior to danger The one idea that lmd taken of In am and pulsing heait icinullied iK'rmaueiit John King was in danger of 1h ing tiiiisinntsl. She niut savo him or And very stsin tho horso Iwiiiuo mad as well. With long and tirolevj strides ho stretched himself. His hind; skill was llts'ktsl with ftmm, his sides weni htsiv ing as a liellows, like esfajillig sttsitn his hrivith whm blown, lilmM weiu nsl and his framo tiuinbhsl with Illellt. On, on they pressed, on thus far In llttlo danger, for tho Hio was yet nt a dhtauco Hut with otcry moment It nisinT, nmrer, cIoms! iihiu thoni and blazing Hsirks fell thlckl) as min. On, on, ami the Humes hsipsl upward anil nt tiiiHstcl'iMsl tier their Insult; they were mailing as thnMigh a tunnel of hiwiug, nxu iiigllre.itwascniwiliiigln Usm was their fts't. was playing in fantastic liass anoiml and nlsive. Ma I as the girl was ith tlmlre to her lover thv honors of tho situation w'ero fonisl iisu her limlii She Imwtsl her lasid to tlve Hi i) storm, shiehltsl her fatxi, and ofti'li oxtiugllishisl Iter blazing tliesa; ssike eiKiHirngnigl v tn the horse, mttisl his uis'k. iimsI thf dts'p cutting lash, cutting a hiiiidnst tiimsi mure cnmlly, for hi sides wen' w ith the heat, mid blisl was t swing fnati tle bhstensl wtaimla. On, still on, but more sluwly at ovcry trule, with steM lena tlrin ami bnsith more i "iinige less high ami Hit lnw wlfL Never et tiss that ctHiltl Ismr siirh a fearful strain, iHver llesh tliat nailtl nmist a pniirie lln with luiutlnuls of aenst of dry, tall gnu, ami rissls fur fuel ami fauiietl by a gnlo. On' The girl shleldisl Iwr eyes with her titsubling haiU. ami alsno the suiokv miw tht waving of tittts. As yet the furitais lira lmd not reai hisl, nt least not thetn Then- was life, safety, und mure tlitui all love (Vtildslte, reach thttinf A wanty half mile had vet tn Ih tmveltsl. Instinct, of Uni ns clear to discover as mind, told the Ihus' of tin-situation as clitiirly as her eves Shecttlbsl iisiii him, ami ho answered, she 1 (uiwtsl to the Middle, she shut liT o)is, ami tlainl The Halm's swilled nnaiml, they wcro untiptsl as i:i a winding shts't of them, the rsl, forktsl tongues ttsu htsl tlfin with blistering kiss, tlie wind roartsJ through the gitftintic furiimi', the earth was hot U'lieath, i tl air burning nlio, vvolf, every I 'fis'plng thins; were in the rum, sere Issiteu down bv a swift death, and how could the) NMctblv twais'f ' . On' Hetwis'ii tiiem and tho sheltering trees lait a few nsis rt nmlnisl; but a few feet. Could they 1st overcomef Volii' and lush urged the noble hurt' ihi. He stniggksl to ids-y, hut his lst etrorts weiv lss.iiming fisdiler, Inn heart was lssttlng slow, the imil miisolisl llmlfs were fat Issmning iiselctw A r.ligle I Hirst of as at the b?giuuing, ii'lllil liave Iss'li einMigli t lie lacing of 11 few mssiihIs all that was nspiinsl. I Franti'Sill) thegiil in tlesjiair she l.ishtsl the iss'king di Tlw horse gnWa'itsl for a supivine elfort, reeled, staggensl, fell vtii as Uie wiml r iiirisl and tlio tire hissisl ! savagelv Hut tlie impulse IhmI Is?ii MltlHeiit toenrry him U'Vond tin- H.vim: death and tla H fe 1 U'hind and tlie tiis. nse nliove mid i prittis'tisl them fimii the soiuvliing slaiwer. "(tisl ls thalikist," exclaimed the sutTerillg girl as she knelt Usiile the gallant horae "tttsl Is' th mktsl," Mini slie flung Iwr in uvs around his las k ami slssl bitter tears as sho saw how scnrtsl ami lairneil lie was, lw of Is r cw ii sull'eriitgs. With dil.li'Ult) slie lirgtsl him to Ids feet ami led him fm waul. Hut ho know ns well ; as she of their Mifetv, of tla1 iitKiitv of HKiving, Tinl lamb like followed deep into the wtssl wlwre tla cabin stss. "John, dtar John," rung out tho voice of tli girl. "Nellio! Ont (iqiI, is that ) on?" was mid ami a later she whs hs'ktsl within liis p.itts'tlug arms. Ill a few woiiU site told all, nml lsggiil him to do all possible for tho horso. "Now and ever," ho answcnsl. "Ono " He fliiiilieiitotho top of a Lull Ins-, lis'kisl nniuml,ilesiviitleilmiil snidi'lieerfully: "Tlie wind has chungeil. the llro Is rushing away fioni the we me Mifo lion'. Hut why in the name o heaven did you attempt such a dangerous chance, Nelhci" "lkcuus dtsr, 1 luvtsl you so," ami sho dr(HiNl tainting iiisin his anxiously breast. .Miit'inosyne in New Yoik .Mi'ixurv. Old Ti'i'iiinseirs W'aj. Oen. William T Shennaii, after tho thin ter olio Might, Isuinletl n 1'niukliit nvenuo car v ith some 1. idles, all of vv horn found seats except one. At tho upH?r end of the car was a little darky, with hands in pockets and a gnsit ileal of whites of his eyes showing The general caught sight of him, and, taking him by thoei'llnr, stsl him up against the door, half frightentsl and certainly ignorant of the olfeiisi which ho had given the tall gray Usinltsl hero of tho Jkux'h to tho Sen. Then the lady Nit down. jMtt'r tho car linil jirocisshsl n tew bhs'ksa gentleman vacated a seat nnd got out. Somebody calksl tho geiieral's attention to the iact, and ho, i.j tho pnH'iico of tho whole earful of passengers, took tho jotitigdarky in his nrms, canitsl him to tho seat mid diimiKsl him into it, Huv ing given up his seat to n lady tho darky was eutitlisl to the llrst vacancy, and old Tecuiiist h saw that he got it, St 1ouis Who Iliiy Slei'liiinlciil Clocks. In reply to a miestinn by n reisirtor concerning mechanical clocks n largo impoitcr said: "Whouro the l?st customers for the nice hnnicnl chs'ksl Well, that boiler, for instance, will prolmbly groco tho olllco of a contractor or builder; that Imnil sjiw will soinotlino or other llntl n resting jiliuu nt u woodworking cstablishmrnt, tho trip will glaihlen some inachinlst's heart, and that windmill will gruvltutu townnl n miller. Manyiiro aUousod in wiiitlnws, nnd Usually nttnict coiuidorablo attention. In some tho haa lU own separnto spring, whilo in other tho same isiwer runs lwfli that nml tlmokcsping movoinent. Thoy uro all and rnngo in prico fr.ci tSQ to T3 cueh." Jewellor'n Weekly. SLUMBER SONQ. Mine I O, my woet, with tha gletra of the CauKlit fuit in tlio twtit of your curls. Mine I Only mlno 'though tho tcean hai Blvon You tcotli of tho whitest of pcarli. Mlnol O, my life! though tliu sUlen that nro fairest Arc primmed for uyo In tho blue of your oyes; Held, tlious'h tho heatens bo durliost or olutirmt, In sunlight und glow, or whon storm-clouds urliu. Slumlier' The llttlo waves lapon tho mar?in Tim lukollotli still ns a seorut ur.toldi full fukt on thu tall, bowing rushi1 On laku xruss und reeds, whoro tho lilies unfold. Sleep soft I Tho whlto moon U galling above you. Druum sweutt For the west wind is calling you low. Down by the doorway thu blue bells ars ringing-A, touched by the brcezca, thoy swing to and fro. Slumbering song-birds nrc resting In sllonce While wakeful, tho nut satcly ki?ep. So do I, durllng, bond softly utsjve btlll watching und guarding you now ns you sleep. Otorg' lloltrln, (n Goot llout'ltfpinj. WON HER AT I'OKEIi. Tho Story of Toxub Tom und His Ilundsomo Brldo. Texas Tom is jsi) ing Shii Friinciseo n visit. Pay by day liu is seen pnss.iig up and down Market strtft, act i inpiinied by n very pretty uimiiin whom ho culls Ha v mid who seems very mueli mteifstotl in f oin. The luttor is .,iM)U vear.s old now but a ermi inexis'iii'iiciMif the shady sort. Just at present he is atop the lif.ip ami Is wearing diamonds. Hisbiptismnl iiiuno is Thomas 1. Kcduioml, hut that doesn't make any difference ho is Texas Tom to all men. No-body licnntlio'it knows the girl, buyond tho fact that sho is a brunette from "tho head waters, has a pair of saucy eyes and cuts us pretty a llguro as need ho. Tho other dny uu old Western spoil turned up and spun this interesting yarn to u Sun Francisco Kt'imtntr reporter' Texas Tom literally won tlmt girl you Just wiw him with, but without avvonl or courtship In plain words, he won her at jsikor, ufter onu of the longest and hottest sessions I ever saw over a round table. About three years ago a slick short-card gambler iiaimsl Willis.ni Towiiienil bsik a pmfcssioiiul tour through tho South. In a Florida humlot ho eucoutitoretl a beautiful girl of sixteen, who accepted his Hash for genuine and inurricd linn iigiimsl the will of her sireuts, ami ressvtablo siilc Ti vi nsend sliovvcnsl jewelf y und rich raiment on his child bride, but she could not descend to his level at llrst, mid tho coolne.is that urose between them soon after tho hasty marriage was rapidly widening into a broach lending to n separation, vv hen Texas encountered them in St. l'aul, Minn , a little over two months ago. He nsuntsl in tho same house, ami after a few chance meetings Tom and Townsond's wife found themselves in lovo with each other. I Kight weeks ago last Monday afternoon Texas, Townsend and four others sat down in Hetlmoml's nsuns to play Hiker. The gnmo was small at first, cents mite, but the stakes rapidly svvelltsl to llgures that iimdo it exestslingly Interesting. Hour after hour wore away and letigtheutsl into a plurality of days, and Texas won coiislderoble money. ( uo player nfter nnothcr dwpiitM out, physicnlly or llnaurially exhausted, others dnippul in and ilnipssl out, until Hniilly ut the end of three iluys oivly Toxns ami Townsend muinotl Thv mir ute and drunk between the ilonls, iIh.Vi1 stuiuling up had did every thing but sleep. A f ter the setsuul tiny the gamo began to Ik) a sort of a show, ami humlreilti lloeketl in to watch the plavers nnd calculate how long nature could sUind the In thns davs Townsend bad lost f 1,000, all his uv ailable cash, hut he begged for it short gruce, which Texas granted. ' It was inldintrlit Te.as .stole un hour's roat, whilo Townsenfl iiinde u hurried trip V) his nxmis His wife was asleep, uud it was an eoay iuattr to carr) olT her mostly tliamonds, and nggregutiug in value about f 1,'JiM. While sh slept on, unconscious of her lis rrntensenit eiitiirtu'il. u'okii 1111 Ins nontj nn(l ukwi fol. ,, ,mOWunee on the gems. Texas sleepily iidvuuced 1,IKI0 and play was resumed It was purely a Heionuile game, each innu iH'iug lis) clever for thu other to tl.u'o to any work All tho next day tho pkty continued In tho presnnco of it crowd attnietod by its I'm tune socmetl to smileou Town-send for awhile, but the tide turned toward noon, nnd at thoond of the fourth duy of thu betting Texas hail him cleaned out "Is that enough, " ho asketl, quietly, gathering up his winnings. "No, it isn't," hullouly ruturiied tho g.Miihler. "ill right; what havo you got to bet I" "You seem stuck on that woman of mine, vvhat'll you hot uguinst hurl" was the nstoiiishing proposition udvancod by tho i llniincially wrecked gambler, the fever for i pi.sy burninn' at uu uneuiitiulhiblu heat ill his veins F.von Tom was dazed, but only for n ".Mako it said Tom, "and I'll go you the diamonds nnd u thousand dollars and throw lu my gill toboot " Tho offer was ncccptod. A valuation of foO each was placed on chips, aggregating ovors 1,000. Ihey were then c.irofully into two piles, and it was agreed that each .should auto, uud that all limit should bo removed. "How tlo I know I'll got the girl if I win horl" asked Texas, us tho cards were about to be dealt. "Hotter uslc her," growled Townsend; "I only play my claim on her against your money. You'll luivo to look to her for " A note was hurriedly written to Mrs. Townsend, outlining thu proposition, und usking her sanction. "Tell tho gentleman," ran tho answer alio gave the messenger, "that 1 should bo pleased to bo scp.mited from Mr. Town-send, but that Mr. Redmond can only claim tlio stakes by going through the inurriago ceremony." "Judge" Flannagan, nn inlluentiul wits present, und ufter n hurried Ti ivnsond made u written of ground for a divorce, on which Flannagan said ho could procure n separation in vory .short tlmo. Tho announcement with un engagement ring and Texas Tom'a compliments, was sent back to Mrs Townsend, who returned thu following note: TuouAd KtOMONii: Under such conditions I hoyo and pr-y you will win. 15 VT TOWNHKND. "Tho game la wudo, gontlumen," said Tom, with as much of u smilo as loss of sloep would permit to ciroulato on his haggard face, "ileal tho cards." Townsend dealt tho cards, nnd tho novel gamo commenced. Texas captured tho nnte chip nnd threo juorc with it, on three deuces aai.isl tuns up "She's mine'" ho rriod. "I ulways win when 1 rake tho first iwt." I Townsend broke out with n torrent of I oaths, and the pair nearly catno to blows, only th Intervention of tho hystandors causing t ie ''lime to go on. Tho prospet ti e widower played a hard i game. He was wary uud careful, and again ho won for a tune, hut ngaiu luck turned against him, ami his costly chips melted Into the hands of tho proaisx'Uvo groom. "Willi the turn of tho tide Townsend lost his nerve, ami in tho double ante und Texas' coolness and blutl told heavily The iM bits of ivory tnivoled across thetubloouu by one, und seldom came back In fourteen hours Townsend called for a night for his last ..7J, uud showed down threo klns before the draw. Texas hud aces up. " Tho remaining monarch failed to leavo tho deck, but u third uce traveled luto Tex-us' hand. Townsend staggered to his room and roughly orderetl his wifo to get out." "I 1iokj 1 11 be huppier with him than I have been with you," lotorted tho human stake, us she obeyed. Hut tho defeutetl gambler heard her not. Ho was uslcep Texus only waited to Introduce his winning to FlaiiuagLiu und injunct that gentleman to hurry up tho divorce beforo he also wont to sleep Ily tho time his long slumber was over tho divorce suit was well under way. Forty-eight hours ufter tho final hand was played the twain were made one flesh by u justice of the peace, and tho next duy thu bridal tour was commenced in u westerly direction. Townsend went to tho station to seo them off, und the tours mlletl down his cheeks like ruiniit the parting Mrs. Hedmond paid no heed to his misery, but rather hud on the lash in punishment for tho aidiguity put ou her. Toxns only laughed. " I see jou uguin, Texas," thoroatcnlngly roinuiked the hunkriiit. "I dmi't tare a curse whether you do or not," was th" ltcidi groom's nonchalant, answer; "I'd advise you not to unless you learn how to play tokor or bu mm e of a man in the meantime " "In Omulm thi'imir stopped to celebrate," concluded the sisirt who told the reporter tho story, "und they've been celebrating so much that 1 guess Tom's winnings ure tolerably scarce at juesent, all but the woman; he's got her yet if tho ensh has melted " llcdtnonil was approached by a reisirter for coiiilruiution of tlio story, and ho frankly admitted the truth of the mam features of the story, but would not go into details. Nor would ho uy whether ho was likely to regret having "won" or not. A PITIFUL CASE. Unit u I'hll.iiltilpliiii Ilitl Ilrr .Vim plilnt) Vlt e. Tho ingenuity of morphine victims to hldo their vice has never been better illustrated than in tho case of u young girl at a fashionable young ladies' boarding-school near l'hiludelphiu, who has just been taken away by her jsirents She sultl sho learned to use morphine from a joung married woman, well known in society in New Yo: k, whom she metut a watering-place last summer. The disclosure came nbout accidentally When he young student returned to the school thins fit, .she hud periods of deep nnd ofUiii asked tho privilege of going to the room in the scininury set apart ns u hospital. There she would lie for I a day at ii time, only rousing herself whon I any one approached the table on which stood uu ink bottio and a lo pen. The nurso having occusion to send a messuge to the doctor attempted to wnte with this pen. tho young I girl at that tune being asleep Tho pen not ! only refused to write, but the praiticed eye I of the nurse instantly recognized in thep int the puncturing need'.' of a h.vpodermic j syringe. Tins led to uu examination of the mk bottle. It was a four-ounce bottle, but thurc was n mk m it. It was painted black on the outside and contained Mugoudie's o- lution of morphia, enough for one li'iudred and one-half gram doses The principal of the school was summoned 'immediately, ami the sleepmg girl s unit lured. It was punctured f .m tho shoulder almost to the hand, and thu livid blue murks continued the suspicion, which was changed to u'osuluu? certainty by the small a'ocess which liad begun to form In tlw forearm just above tho wrist. The habit liu I been formed about two months only, and there i a possibility that u cure can be affected. What Vo unit .'tin .Vleuu. The avirage reader und hook-buyer Is constantly put to hi- wit's end to decide what constitutes a duodecimo, u lilmo, uu octavo, a crown octavo, etc. In truth, there is absolutely no llxetl law which governs this question. l'reMiuiubly tho sue of a book is determined by the number of folds of the imjier which tonus u "signuturo," but the length ami breadth of paper vary so greatly that tho number of folds really indicates nothing of the siie of u liook's page. In Kngluud they havo just made an attempt to lis up a tiew scale of standards, us follows: Large folio . .. la. fol over Is inches Folio fol below IS inches .small folio .. . kin. fol below 13 Inches Iirir.' octavo ... hi Svo below II Inches Ootuvo. .. no bolou 9 Inches Small octavo . km. svo .... below S Inches Duisleclmo .. . ISino . ... bolow s Inches Uoclmosio limo i ii Inches Mluliuo .. .. mo below ii Inches Largo iju irto . . lu. uolon U Inches Qutirto . . . 4to lictow 11 Inches small tiuarto s in. -I to ...below 3 Inches A llostiiii riimt'li Toner. There is a church in Hoston tho tower of which is not owned by the society that owns the church. It is tho HruttloSnuuro Church, now owned by tho First Huptist Society Tho Church is ono of the earliest works of Anchitect Hichurdsoii, und the tower, with its f ruvo colossal reliefs by Hartholdl, the sculptor of Liberty, is such an adornment to Commonwealth nvenuo that when there was a piospect of the church being torn down there was otic of tho characteristic Hoston movements started to "savo It." Nothing was accomplished except the creation of some public sentiment, but when tho young millionaire, J. Montgomery Sears, who bought it, sold the church to its present owners, he reserved tho tower, und deeded It in trust to the Memorial Society, to bo preserved forever as a public monument. A Naval Oltlcer's ltimiiiiicn. Lieutenant Foulke, of tho United States navy, now on duty In Japanese waters, is shortly to marry n Jupaneso girl at Nagasaki. The young lady taught Lieutenunt Foulko the language of tho country, und during his prolonged stay on shore duty in Korea tho two kept up a corrcsjiondenco, sho writing in Kngllsh, which sho had boon taught by her foreign lover. Thfrro is more roinuiice, too, ubout a duugorous illness through which sho once nursed him. Sho is sjioken of as a woman of great intelligence, beauty nnd fascinutlon, and u strong und udtnlrablo character. Lieutenant Foulko will bring his wife homo with him, where ho hns been ordered to stand Ids examination for prouiotiou in the service. CROW Druggists & joXiiiixey, - &co.i 1 Pharmacists - - KZeiitncliy. Have on hand the largest and heat selected line of Of every kind ever put on the market, and are selling them lower than anybody. The most fastidious can be suited in anything from a doll baby up to a fine dresser. Call and see them. H0CKER& BRIGHT Have no special line of CHRISTMAS TRIX, But they are as uual chocked full of everything in the line of Groceries, Hardware, Stoves, &c.s Which they will sell you at remarkably low prices. They have succeeded even beyond their expectations since they took the business in April last and feel like thanking each and every one of their customers, and what is better, sell them goods lower than ever before. Remember tho place, corner Main and Depot itreeta. Respectfully, JIOCKKU &, BKIOIIT. CHRISTMAS GIFTS ! HOLIDAY GOODS ! ENDLESS VARIETY! -THE- Largest and IVicest Holiday toclc Ever displayed in Stanford; don't fail to make us a visit before you make your purchases. We have Presents for All, Old and Young, Great and Small. You will find that our display of Jaclie.!? aucl Gents' O old and TV ateli e$, Jevrelr'y and Silverware Is unusually large and the latest styles and novelties. And we are headquarters for Smta Claus ou Writing Desks, Tablets and Portfolios, Plush Brush & Comb Sets,, Shaving Sets, dec. Photograph and Autograph Albums, Manicure Sets in Plush and Leather. Onr line of holders and Xinas lards van not he boat. Our Hiim ! Mi only Doll Emporium in tliit purl of (lie try, lrom 5 ventn up. We have a large btock cf DjII Buggies and the best Toy wagons in tho market. Kemember our headquarters is Opera Houe square, opposite court house. McROBERTS & STAGG. METCflLF & FOSTER ! We thank the people nf Stanford and vicinity for the liberal patronage they have extended to U6 during the year ami promise that by Mr dealing and low prices to merit its continuance during the coming year; we also desire to cal attention to the fact that our store IS For everything in our comprehensive line, which embraces Groceries, Hardware, Stoves, Queens-ware, Dinner and Tea Sets, Lamps, Etc. We Have a very Full Line of And we have stocked up full with Candies and other Confections for the Christmas Holidays. GIVE US A CALL. METCALF & FOSTER.