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NUMBER 83 By DOROTHY DOUGLAS Helen Ware opened a locked drawer Of her desk and took out a package of photographs. She carefully extracted the six pictures from their separate envelopes and stood them in a row across the top of her desk and leaned back with a sigh of contentment. For the past seven days she had gone through the same manoeuvre. Nor had she considered it necessary to confide her little intrigue with the pictures, to her fiance. The privilege of gazing at the picture of an un. known man was surely not one to be denied even an engaged girl. One week before, Helen had walked to the suburban postoffice for her mail. She had been expecting her pictures from the photographer in New York so that the large envelope had not surprised her. It was when she was walking through the sweet smelling lanes on her way home that she had opened the package. Then, not one of the three poses for which she her self had sat were there, instead, they were six pictures of a man, the pho tographer had made a mistake. Helen reached forward and took her favorite from the row. There were six different poses and Helen had long since had her choice. From it, his eyes looked back into her own, and i Took Her Favorite from the Row. they were large, steady eyes that Helen had liked as soon as she looked into them. She had intended each day to send back the pictures and each day had put it off. This pro crastination was not entirely from negligence but because day dreams around the man's personality had sift ed into her daily thoughts and she hated to think of her dreams without the face to keep them alive. Where were her own pictures? Hel en hoped with a guilty feeling that he had found them worth a second glance. There was no doubt that their pictures had been merely ex changed on account of a mistaken reading of the film number, by the photographer's clerk. Eighty-eight and eighty-three were easily confused. But why did he make no attempt to trace his own pictures? Again Helen blushed at her own thought: "Why don't I trace my own?" "Oh-hello, Geoff!" Helen started about quickly. Her fiance had come in unannounced. Without reason she swept the pictures from her desk and turned them face downward. She and Geoff had been engaged more from a family arrangement than from choice. "Humph! I am glad you have a se cret admirer." Geoffry Blake's tone more than his words infuriated the girl. "I haven't," she said calmly. "I suppose some favorite actor, then?" "No, nor is he an actor." Helen stiffened perceptibly. "Well-I'll just have a look any way--" "You will do nothing of the kind!" ;he retorted. His air of ownership aa.d the right to pry into her affairs maddoned Helen. Never before had Geoff;-y dllplayed such temper. She faced him squarely. "Geoffry, you may as well under stand now as later, that I will never tolerate either suspicion regarding my actions or a display of temper such as you exhibited when you first came into my presence--" The man was stung by her calm ness as well as by his own jealousy. "If you think I want the girl who is to be my wife sitting around moon ing over another man's picture you are very much mistaken!" He turned angrily away, "and I notice you are pretty much ashamed of him who--" "I am nothing of the kind." Helen flashed indignant eyes. "I admit I should not have tried to conceal the pictures-I did that unthinkingly." "Perhaps you don't mind telling me the name of my rival." From Geoffry's tone Helen felt that he doubted her veracity. "I do not know his name-" "Oh! I suppose you don't know him either?" "No, nor do I know him. And now, if you have finished your questions I may as well tell you that I do not want this any lonrer-" sbe sllpped the solitaire trom not finger. "I am sorry-but I cannot stand a bad temper and we would only find things out later," Suddenly the gate swung to with a click. Both loqked out the open win dow. Helen's face went a brilliant crimson and Geofry turned in time to see it. A man was swinging up the walk. "So! I suppose this is the man whom you have never seen and whorse name you don't know! You might at least have stuck to the truth." Helen dropped the ring on the table between them and Geoffry stalked from the room banging the door be hind him. Helen wanted to laugh and cry at the same time. She was young and this was her first broken engagement, It was a distinctly beautiful but rather hysterical girl who turned when the maid announced Mr. Noel Dorlan. "You are the picture man," she said with a catch on her breath. "And you are the picture girl aren't you?" he asked, for this girl was far more exquisite than the pho tograph. "This is rather a peculiar circumstance, Miss Ware. I hope you can pardon my call-it seemed the easiest way to straighten things out." "Perhaps it is time they were be ing straightened out," she replied with a glance from beneath her lashes. "I had not been in town for a week or She floundered because he was looking at her with the steady eyes she knew so well. They were brown. "To be frank, Miss Ware," he said with a short laugh, "I would not have come yet, but I had the pictures taken for the mater. She and the governor are going over to England-to the home land-and wanted to show me off to the rest of the Dorlans." Helen laughed and the sparkle of her eyes held him. "But, by Jove-I would set for an other picture if I were you-these don't begin-" His eyes caught the flash from the solitaire lying forgotten on the table. Helen followed the direction of his glance and a blush mounted slowly under his searching glance. She tried to take the ring up in a careless, in different way, but her fingers trembled so that the thing fell to the floor be tween them. He stooped quickly and restored it to her. For a second she met the tightened look about his face and her own wreathed itself in smiles. "There is no use in my not telling you," she said laughingly, "that your photographs have caused a broken en gagement." Consternation. surprise and perhaps joy flitted across Dorlan's face. Being, first a gentleman, poignant sympathy predominated. "Please don't feel so badly about it," Helen said seriously. "The situation which came about through my having your photograph only proved that I had made a mistake. We-never cared much," she added. "Still, I am sorry to have been the cause." "Dbn't worry about it," she re marked with a sidelong glance. "Honestly, Miss Ware, I don't feel a bit like a stranger to you. I know I should, but you see I have had your picture for seven days and it seems to have given me the idea that I am not exactly a stranger to you." Helen tapped the floor nervously with her foot. This situation was even more difficult to handle than her pre vious scene with Geoffry. With her ex-fiance she had been calm; had felt herself master of her heart and words -now there was an unusual thumping through her veins and her speech re fused to come at her bidding. She found that she was holding out her hand to him. He took it in his own and Helen knew that she would always like the touch of his hands. "Then I am not a stranger?" he asked. "No." "I am going to drop a part of my watch fob here on the table so that I will have to come back for it." Noel Dorlan turned toward the door and when she had watched hini far out of sight Helen returned to the room he had left and picked up a small gold locket. An exquisite miniature, taken from one of her own pictures, looked back at her from Dorlan's watch fob. "So that's the reason he kept them so long," Helen bowed her head in ao knowledgment of the greater love. The "Bo'n Oratah." It is narrated that Colonel Brecken. ridge, meeting Majah Buffo'd on the streets of Lexington one day, asked: "What is the meaning, suh, of the con. co'se befo' the c'.h"Tse?.. ' To which the majah replied: "General B3uckneh, suh, is making speech. General Buckneh, suh, is a bo'n oratah." "What do you mean by a bo'n ora tah?" "If yo' or I, suh, were asked how much two and two make, we would reply 'foh.' When this is asked a bo'n oratah he replies: 'When in the co'se of human events it becomes necessary to take an integeh of the second deo nomination and add it, suh, to an in. tegeh of the same denomination, the result, sub-and I have the science of mathematics to back me in my judg" ment-the result, suh, and I say it with. out feah of successful contradiction, sub-the result is fo'.' That's a bo'n ora. tah."--The Lyceumite. Unkind. Howell-You think I live in a small, no account place, but we had a $10,000 fire last week. Powell-Then !t must have bursne a.C the nort "ovIp FIND HISTORIC TOME MUMMY OF RED SEA PHARAOH BROUGHT TO LIGHT. Discovery Proves That Ruler Whi Drove the Children of lerael from Egypt Was Not Drowned, but Died Natural Death. An important royal mummy has been added to the assembly in the Hall of Kings in the Museum at Cairo, Egypt. It is nothing less than that of the Pharaoh who drove the chil dren of Israel out of Egypt. And in. ternal evidence reveals that he did not meet his death in the Red sea. Both monumental, Biblical and clas. sical authorities agree that the son of Rameses 'II-Seti-Mer-en-Phtah, or Menephtah-is the ruler to whose reign this important episode of the Exodus and the submergence of Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea is to be assigned. There has long been a mystery surrounding this im portant ruler. His tomb in the Valley of the Royal Tombs ;vas discovered some years ago, but never properly explored, and the general idea formed was that the tomb had never been fin ished or occupied, probably, as many writers conjectured, on account of the body of the King never having been recovered from its watery grave in the Red sea. Some years ago M. Lovet, one of Sir Gaston Maspero's assistants, dis covered in the valley of the Kings at Thebes the tomb of the Pharaoh Amenophis II, which had fortunately escaped the attention of both ancient and modern tombs robbers. Not only was the body of the royal owner found in the coffin, undisturbed and covered with wreaths of flowers, but several other royal and priestly mummies were found in the side chamber which had been removed there for safety. Among them was one which at first was thought to be the remains of the heretic King Amenophis IV of Akh-u Aten, but which on being examined was found to have on the bandages an indorsement in indelible ink which stated that it was the mummy of Menephtah. The mummy has now been unrobed, so we are able to look upon the face of this historic ruler and see the man ner of man he was. The mummy which had been rebandaged at a later time, probably at the time of removal to a place of safety, belonged cer tainly to the time of the early Rameses. When the bandages were removed the face and head being carefully un covered-there was exposed to view the face of an old man bearing . a striking resemblance to Seti I, his grandfather. The head was bald, ex cepting a narrow fringe on the tem ples of black hairs, mixed with a few gray, which had been carefully cut. There were traces of. hair on the chin and upper lip. The body had been very carefully embalmed, and it was perfectly clear the King had died a natural death, and been laid to rest with his fathers in the royal manner. Porterhouse Steake. "Martin Morrison," said a gourmet, "ran a famous old tavern, the Porter house, at 827 Pearl street, New York, in the early days of the last century. "The Porter house was a haunt of sea-faring men-pilots, skippers and mates. One cold winter night an old pilot came in rubbing his hands. He ordered a glass of porter and a steak, but Martin Morrison said: "'I'm out of steaks, Poop, my boy, but I'11 cut you off a thick slice from the sirloin we're getting ready for to morIow's roasting. Will that do?' "'I guess it will have to do,' growled Pilot Poop. "So they cut him off a thick red slice from the sirloin roast, they grilled it to a turn, and they set it before him smoking hot. He cut it open. The rich juices gushed forth in their abundance. He took a mouthful, then rolled his eyes in ecstacy. He "But it is useless to continue. Pi lot Poop was the first man ever to eat a porterhouse steak. The porterhouse was christened after Martin Morrison's house where it was born. Hampered. Barney Oldfleld, at the dinner in honor of his victory over Jack John son at Sheepshead Bay, told a number of automobile stories. "But my best story," said the fa mous racer, "is about a taxicab chauf feur. This chap was discharged for reckless driving, and so he became a motorman on a trolley line. "As he was grumbling over his fall en fortunes, a friend said: "'Oh, what's the matter with you? Can't you run over people just as much as ever?' "'Yes,' the ei-chauffeur replied; 'but formerly I could pick and choose.' " Passed the Examination. Miss Francis A. Kellor was made chief investigator of the labor depart. ment of the state of New York, hav Ing been instrumental to a large ex. tent in creating the bureau. But it was necessary that she pass the civil service examination before she could be regularly appointed. This she did, and while 80 of the applicants were men, she passed the best exam. Ination, and consequently earned the right to the new position. Papa Needed Two Names. "O, joyl She has written a letter saying she will marry me." "Congratulations. When?" "Well--er--you see.her father has to indorse this promissory note before It' good." PREPARING FOR THE ORDEAL Advice to Young Man Who Intends to Travel In a Pullman for the First Time. To the young man who is planning to pass a night for the first time in a sleeping car a few general instruc tions may be given. For six months preceding your trip practise removing your clothing while lying on your back on the floor be. neath your bed. Also practise putting on the various articles of your wear. ing apparel while standing on the back of your head and your heels. You will find this to be not only splendid exercise, but also very amu sing, if you have a well-developed sense of humor. Try coaxing your shirt beneath your waistband while you assume the shape of a rainbow, with your stomach touching the slats of your bed and your head and heels digging into the carpet. Owing to the peculiar properties of the law of gravitation you will find this an in structive experiment. Now you are ready to start. Ap proach the train carelessly, give your grips to the porter, saunter into the car and pick out your section with a blase air. If the new Pullman rates are in effect you will notice that if you contracted for an upper berth it is appreciably lower than the lower berth, which is higher than the higher berth. That is to say, the higher berth is not so high as the lower berth, while the lower berth is much higher than the lower berth, which is higher than the higher berth, and-but per haps it is just as well to leave you to settle this matter with the conductor. It is a mere detail, anyway. What's that? Why may you not dress in the toilet room of the car? You can't. It will be full of a fat man with soap behind his ears. His back will block the doorway while he tries to take a bath in the hand basin. No. the fat man is not required undes the interstate commerce law. He is a natural phenomenon and cannot be 1destepped or otherwise avoided. Luxury of Ancient Eggs. A chef, discussing the evils of cold storage, said with a smile: "And yet the Chinese, who are great gourmets, adore eggs three or four years old, eggs that have turned quite green. "Don't think they are ordinary bad eggs, these green chaps, though. If you've eaten Chinese food-geish y main, yok amey, sea slugs, birds' nest soup-you'll know better than that. The Chinese ar? gourmets and their ancient eggs are ripened like fine cheese. "It is a science. The eggs, I believe, spend nine months in a hot tempera ture, buried in sawdust, another nine months In a cool temperature, buried in chalk, and so forth and so on. "They are green in the end, and they have an unpleasant, putrid odor. But Roquefort cheese is green, and its odor too, is putrid and unpleasant. "Mr. Wu, when he last dined here, told me that green eggs of the 1905 vintage cost two to three dollars apiece to Canton." Woman is Watchmaker. Mrs. Tula Warburg said recently hi an interview in New York that she be lieves that she is the only woman watchmaker in the country. Her father was a Swiss, but had moved to Norway, and there carried on his trade, and the girl was all her life interested in the work. She married and when her husband died she had $800 only, but a determination to keep the children in school and to earn her own living and theirs. The only thing she knew anything about was watch making, so she staited out ringing the door bells of houses and offering to put the clocks in order. The first day she earned 25 cents, but she soon built up a little trade, and then she tried staying at home and having the work sent to her. She says the work is the best kind for women, and, as she has made a success of it, can rec. ommend it. A Banteress. "The summer girl," said Miss Marie Tempest, at a tea in New York, "is the nicert thing in America. What would the seashore be without her? In her pretty frocks and bathing dresses she brightens up the seashore like the sunshine. Sometimes she makes it warm like the sunshine, too. "She has a ready wit. Once, on a moonlit, wave-washed pier, I heard a summer girl bantering a young man. "'It's love,' said the young man, re proachfully, as she disengaged her waist from his arm. 'It's love that makes the world go round.' "'I know it,' she answered, push. ing him away, all the same, 'and that is why we summer girls are so giddy.' " A Woman In Distress. "Oh, dear," sighed Mrs. Ponsonby. "I can't understand the sporting page at all." "What's the matter now?" asked Mr. Ponsonby. "A baseball writer says that Patsy McSwat was sent to the tall timber because he couldn't connect with a sumffient number of bingles. Does that mean that he didn't pay his board bill?" Center of Toughness. Inquiring Tourist-Would you call this a tough town? Stray Native--Tough? Say, stranger, when we have Old Home week here, detectives from all over the oountry come and pick out just who they wantl-Puok. ORIGIN OF THE CALENDAR. The Jullan year consisted of 36561 days and exceeded -by 11 minutes 13.95 seconds the solar year of 365 days. 5 hours, 48 minutes 46 seconds. In con sequence of this the equinox in the course of a few centuries bell back considerably. In the time of Julius Caesar it corresponded to March 25, and by the sixteenth century it had retrograded to March 11. It was at this time that a physician of Verona named Ghiraldl proposed a plan for amending the calendar. He died be fore he had opportunity to carry it forward, but his brother presented it to Pope Gregory XIII., who assembled a number of learned men to discuss it. It was passed upon favorably and adopted, and thus was given to the world what has since been known as the Gregorian calendar. In 1582 Greg ory issued a brief abolishing the Julian calendar in all Catholic coun tries and Iptroducing the reformed one. The reform of the Gregorian or new on the Julian or old consisted in drop. ping ten days after October 4, 1582, so that the 15th was reckoned imme diately after the 4th. Every one hun dredth year, which by the old style was a leap year, was to be a com mon year, the fourth century, divisible by four, excepted; that is: 1600 was to remain a leap year, but 1700, 1800, 1900 were not to be reckoned as such, while 2000 is to be so reckoned. In this calendar the length of the solar year is taken to be 365 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes and 12 seconds, the differ ence between which and the true length is immaterial. SUBSTITUTES FOR MATCHES. A pocket lighting device is exten sively used in France by smokers in preference to matches, which are ex pensive in that country, their manu facture and sale, like tobacco, being entirely monopolized by the govern. ment. The most popular lighter is a nickle-plated box, containing a res. ervoir, filled with gasoline or ben. zine, communicating with a wick at the top. By pressing a button the lid opens, producing a flame by the friction caused by a small wheel com ing in contact with a piece of fer rocerium. Most of these devices were made in Germany. One lighter will suffice for 1,500 ignitions without re newing the interior parts. These lighters became so popular that the government has decided to permit their manufacture and sale in France under very strict regulations. HOW NANTUCKET SLAKES ITS THIRST. There isn't a stream or a brook in the island of Nantucket, off the New England coast, but there are plenty of windmills, which pump water to tanks and thus supply community needs. Also, Nantucket possesses what is be. lieved to be the oldest windmill for grinding corn in actual operation in America. Nathan Wilbur, a Nan tucket sailor, who had seen the busy windmills of Holland, as he sailed abroad, built it out of timbers of wrecked ships in 1746. There has never been a day in all the 165 years since that time when the mill has not been busy. There is always a wind to turn its outstretched wings. THE CHINESE "YANKEE." The Chinese are said to have invent ed spectacles as well as to have been the originators of the chief of all arts, printing, the mariner's compass, pe culiar stoves, chain bridges, silver forks, India ink, chain pumps, winnow ing machines, and, sad to say, it is charged that instead of wooden hams originating in Connecticut they are also monuments of Chinese ingenuity, and one writer long ago said, referring to the wooden products, "they are so adroitly constructed that numerous buyers are constantly deceived, and frequently it is not until one is boiled and ready to be eaten that it is dis covered to be nothing but a large piece of wood under a hog's skin." SWISS FUNERAL CUSTOMS. Swiss funeral customs are most pe culiar( At the death of a person the family inserts a formal, black-edged announcement in the papers asking for sympathy, and stating that "the mourning urn" will be exhibited dur ing certain hours on a special day. In front of the house where the person died there is placed a little black ta ble covered with a black cloth, on which stands a black jar. Into this the friends and acquaintances of the family drop little black-margined vis iting cards, sometimes with a few words of sympathy on them. The urn is put on the table on the day of the funeral. Only men ever go to the churchyard, and they generally follow the hearse on foot. VACUUM CLEANERS IN COAL MINES. Vacuum cleaners are said to be the means that will in the future be used for the purpose of cleaning coal mines of the dangerous coal dust that has often been the cause of so much ex plosion, and through which many min ers have lost their lives. The ma. chines are stationed at a suitable dis tance from the scene of operation. Two men, each holding the "suction cleaners," then go over the mine, drawing the dust from the top, sides, and bottom through the hose into a car or truck in waiting, which is then taken out of the mine and dumped. Expert mechanics are of opinion that one machine could thoroughly clean a half-mile of entries in one night. FREAKISH BANK BILLS DENOMINATION 18 DIPFERENT, ON THE TWO SIDES. About a Dozen Such Are In Existence, Due to Mistake Made In Print Ing-How Error Is Passed. If one had a bill with the print of the ten-dollar denomination on the face and the five-dollar on the back, should he average the two and con sider the bill to be worth $7.50? This is not an impossible problem, for, says a treasury offical, there are sev eral such "freak" bills scattered through the country. One of them came to the sub-treasury at New York not so long ago. It had the imprint of the twenty-dollar note on one side and of the ten on the other. But, as the face showed the figure twenty, $20 was the legal value of the bill. Occa sionally these freak bills slip through the bureau of engraving and printing, despite a careful scrutiny by three or four sets of inspectors. In most cases they have been national bank notes, which, like regular treasury notes, are printed at the bureau in Washing ton. The face value is always recog nized when the "freaks" come to be cashed at any branch of the treasury. The imprint on the back has no law ful status whatever. The notes are printed in sheets at the bureau. Usually there will be one twenty and two tens on a sheet. They are printed on one side at a time, so it can be seen that the printer, in turning over the sheet, might get it upside down, and thus put a ten-dollar back on a twenty-dollar note, or a twenty on the back of one of the tens. In the bureau are employees who are supposed to examine all the bills carefully, but occasionally they neglect to scrutinize both sides as carefully as they should, and so the money goes out into circulation. When errors are discovered, the mis printed sheet is laid aside to be de* stroyed. It cannot be torn up at once, for every sheet has to be accounted for. After a good deal of red tape it is ground into pulp. Most of the freak bills which have been issued in the past have found their way back to the treasury, there to bew destroyed. It is thought that less than a dozen are now scattered about, most of them in the hands of curio hunters. No effort to collect them has been made by the govern ment, for the treasury department does not consider the circulation of the few notes a matter of any conse quence, inasmuch as there is no doubt about the values, as indicated on the face. Embryonic Ones. They had been at school together, recounts Answers. They had fought both shoulder to shoulder and face to face. Now, after the passing of years, they met again. "How's the world treated you?" asked the long, thin one. "Like a lord," said the short, fat one. "Got my own business, wife and three youngsters, two thousand a year. And how are you?" "How?" replied the thin man. "Oh, anyhow!" "Dear me! Sorry to hear it. Let me think. You went on the stage, didn't you?" "Yes. But I had to give it up." "Why was that?" asked the city man. "Oh, I thought it best," said the other. "I had a few hints that I wasn't quite suited to the profession." "Oh, I see!" nodded his friend, knowingly. "The 'little birds' told you, eh?" "Well, not exactly," answered the ex-actor, with a painful smile. "But they would have been birds-if they had been allowed to hatch." Success of Y. M. C. A. This year Young Men's Christian associations are likely, it is said, to break all records in amount of money raised for new buildings. The suc cess at Philadelphia, when $1,030,000 was secured in 12 days, has given stimulus both to young men's and young women's associations. Added to it was the $2,000,000 campaign for buildings in foreign capitals. Brook lyn women, with the aid of a few men, have just secured $415,000; Atlanta men, $600,000; Reading, $217,000; Elyria, 0., $127,000, where the com mittee asked for but $100,000; Charleston, S. C., $150,000; Raleigh, N. C., $75,000; Walla Walla, Wash., $48,000, and Ispheming, Mich., $22,500. Spelling Bee of 17 Hours. Mis Margaret Patterson hesitated for an instant, then spelled "S-e-pp-u-l. c-h-r-e." The two "p's" ended the longest spelling bee ever held in Missouri, for Miss Patterson sat down, leaving Miss Ruth Crenshaw, the winner, still standing. The Pike county court house was filled with friends and relatives of the contestants, who for 17 hours, with only an occasional intermission, had withstood the bombardment of words until 10,000 had been given out. The contest was held under the su pervision of the county school com missioner. It is estimated that of the 10,000 words assigned to the contest ants the winner spelled 2,500.-New York World. Recognized the Advice. Physician-I shall have to forbid you smoking, drinking, playing bil liards and keeping late hours. Patient-Ah! I see my wife has been consulting you.