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THE MORNTjSTG TIME?,, FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1897 rf A WIZARD'S PETS. Amusing Stories of the Private Menagerie of Herr Mann, the Magician. Perhaps in no way was. the great anij onlv Ileum inn more trulj the wizanl than in his absolute power over everj kind of animal He w.ib neer known to nppio.ich one that did not instantlj lec ogufre ard loje him ah a fiicnd; and &o devoted was lie to "pets" tli.it lie never traveled without a leUnue or doss birds, monkeys, etc. Mih. Heirmanu was not a whit behind the great magician in her fondness for and power over animals, and if there v, as loom in their puvatc car lor General, Sandow and Lola (Mr. Jlenmann'h Danisli hound, munkej and inaiaw) it was onlv upon condition that the jenidincd uio n good terms with Fidget, a black and tan; Chappie, allock ing bud, and Ii.il tie, a parroquct, the tla' especial pelb of Mr Heir'nnnn. It is not to lie wotulereil at, therefore, that the magnificent Herrmann minor m IVhi'estone, L. I., with its broud acres, lias lo-ig been the home, i.ot onlj of home of ilie finest bred horses and dogs in Aiiicnca, but of deer, goats, pander, ducks doves, monkev, magpies par rots m fact, every manner of living thing. When Mr Herrmann wns.tt home it was alwavs hih custom to have his morning effee and roll m bed, and tins was a. grand liour for tiie dogs, as one and ail were allowed to go to his room and a-i-t at the function; and it war thus, surrounded by a dozen 01 more of huge bounds and St. Bernards, eacli ea gerly clamoring for a friendly word, that tins almost Miperualiirnll) delicate man best enjojed his breakfast Pme of thee great St Bemnids, by the wnv, enjoyed a. very uuniue sort of protection during tlieir puppvhood, tliouirli thev lia e doulitless forgotten all about it bv this time Thirteen of them were born at one Utter a quite unusual tiling and foimul, of course, a most picturesque and interesting group It chained ttiat Mr Hermann's favorite pit at tins time was a brilliant macaw tliat iif had brought from Central Amer ica These buds are sometimes a Miiin inttiug cidet blue with golden wines, bur tnie one was a bright scarlet with black lwak that onlv seemed the blacker frcm its striking setting of snow-white featl re Tins gorgeous bird measured one and a half v arils from beak to tip of tail, and In addition to its great beauty was a vcrv clever talker One day Mr Herrmann put this beautiful macaw into the mopkev cage, which he placed on top of the keimel containing the thirteen young Pt Bernards Later in the day the fanulv .vere aghast at discovering that Hiss Loli had used her sharp bill to good purpose, for she had bitten a gieat hole In the cage, theiebv obtaining her free dom fccareh was made for her every where, but .ill in vain Sad at heart, Mr und Mrs Hermann rtrollcd out to take a look at the puppiet, i iV ! J Au Unhappy Pig;. bj way of consolation, when, to their great surprise, tliere in their midst stood Miss Lola, having the most beautiful time in the world She had evidently gotten upon the most intimate terms with her four-legged neighlwrs. one w as licking hci beak, another her wing, still others con tented themselves with her back and leautilul tail feathers, each and all doing her homage in their own clumsj puppj Tasbion, tmd Miss Lola, a trulv feminine creatuie, was enjoying all tni6 devotion Z 2 - (Copju,:ht, 1S7, bj 3 L Hcatnn ) PART I. Becauf-e of mj Jourteen vcais in Egjpt, I wasted no btcMth in sweating viciously at the fl'es a-1 bru.hed them fioin my face, nor did 1 look with such loiror as 1 would once have felt, m perhaps with a little envy, at a native I oj of Jive or six, lving perfcctlj naked in tl e sun and making no movement of discomfort as the swarming pests buzzed about his bare skin or even dragged their dampened feet over his Etaringejeballs But for mj mere scum tivc nerves, I was as happj as he, for the Inundation ivas over for the yeai, there had been no breaks or bungling in mj district uron the canals of His Highness the Khedive, my ropoit wasrendj lo file with the chief engineer, and I was thinking of a Christmas at heme, the first in four jears, not as one thinks in Europe, the blood coursing quicker at fancj'b call, but idlj and dreamily. A queer bit of stone with heathen carvings traced upon it I held in my hand, as I hat m the shade or mj tent flap, had led my idle thoughts across all "thoe miles or sea and laud to green England. "1 wonder if Arthur will care for this scarab," I was thinking; he must be es big as I am by this time. Four years ago he was mightily interested in all that I could tell him of ancient Egjpt. And that wa.s little enough, poor fellow I How disgusted he was when I confessed that, after tmn jears in Egypt and many months in Cairo, I had ncvergone a mile out of my way to see the Pyramids!" For my concern has always been with the land of today and not of yesterday. Of Arabic I know enough to direct my men and even to write a tolerable letter. But of the tombs and temples and the strange characters chiseled on them to record the lying boasts of crowned clave- in everj feather of her being Presently the mother appeared, and the hungry and ungrateful puppies one by one deserted their brilliant guest, w ho was bj no means jileased at the tuin affairs had taken Now , Lola could lie very vicious if she chose, and when she marched in a dignified manner over to Mrs Si Bernard, planted herself firmly in fiont of her, and began to wink at her In a very wicked wav , both Mr. and Mrs Hermann were on the alert to see that she didn't pick out her rival's ejes However, after winking and deliberating delibciating anil winking, she looked squat ely in the eyes of the mother dog, and in a coarse, gruff voice ejaculated: Hullo" From tins time on bhc constituted hei-cir iiiw 1 "7i Herrmann's the mistress of the dog kennel, grudgingly allow ing the mother to come ti v. hen occa sion required, but never ceased to be fiercely jealous of hei. Sometimes Lola would fly mtoatreeandrifii'-callentreatif s to come down, until some one would 6tanil under the tree with a puppy m his arrn3, when he would flv down at once. Unfor tunatelv, this beautiful pt t developed suih a habit of biting or nibbhngat evcrv thing within sight, especially wood, that Mr. Hermann could not take in i on hislast trip, fearing that m time she might eat up the car. He therefore placed her in Ccntial Park, and, curiously enough, she dropped dead from herperch on thev cry day that hei beloved master so suddenlv expired. Nearly overs one ib familiar with Her mann's "Noah's Ark" tnck, whue he shows the audience an empty box, and for further verification of its emptiness has buckets of water pouted into it. Then he begins to take out animals bj the wholesale Tirst comes a squealing pig, then a pet gander, and f o u. Now, for some reason or other, the gander suddenly developed a strange jealously of the pig, and every night would seize its poor little tail in its sharp beak, rausing it to run about the stage squealing furi ously, to the great amusement of the audience Mrs nermann, however, had mush too soft a heart to let this go on and one daj clevcrlj fitted a piece of kid glove over piggie's tail That even ing the gander, discovering this device, and not w illing to let the little beast go Ecot free, caught him bv the ear, and the audience was as much amused as ever The next day Mrs Hermann made a red flannel cap, tying under the dim and perfectly fitting the cais of the 'lttle victim. "When Mr Hermann drew him out of the ark that night -o attired 1 e was almost more paialjzed than the gander, who, however, never molested plggie again All the tiick animals were as tame as possible, and seemed to gnaOv enjoy tnen public appearances A tnck duik in paiticular was o de voted to one of the maids that it would persist in following her all rver the theater. drivers or the past, I knew and jet know nothing. Still, even my eyes were shiewd enough to see that it was no ordinary pebble my donkey's hoof had unearthed fiom a clay bnnk that morning. It was an oval bit of black Tanls granite, loundcd to an ev quisite Miiootlines- It was as nearly as I can remember, about two inches in. length, an inch and a half wide, and arrfich or less in tli'ckness Across each of the flat tened sides were draw n lines, and between the lines were cut rows of hieroglyphic characters Their meaning I could not guess, but I saw that there were repre sented a dog or some other beast, a metal mirror, such as my men orten dug up in 'the ruins of great cities now clothed with wheat stalks a bit of bonrd with seven pegs in It, an eye with its eyeball rudely traced, and other designb less suggestive of any forms in nature. It was while I sat examining the stone, which I purposed adding to the little .stor of bucli trifles I had saved for my son, that I saw Ah, son of Hasan, my dragoman, cving me with a stiange gaze I had never seen in his ejes be fore, "and which made me uneasy in a way that I could not quite explain. T welv e years AH Hasan had been with me, and that he loved me like a brother I knew then as well as I know now. For it is a strange thing, this life in the Eat, where men live side by side for jean and nev er speak of that w Inch both know. I would have trusted Ali Hasan with my life had done so, indeed, many a time. I would have trusted him with the little money I- was saving year by year that I -night one day live again in the old home. I -nould have trusted linn with my Eon. And yet my trust was to be sorely tried, for even as I noted that look in All's eyes, 1 taw him Epring suddenly 1 BIRTHDAY OFTHE LOCOMOTIVE What has been icgarded bj some as the bnthdav of the raiiwaj locomotive occurred on September 27, 1S25, with Stephenson as the father ol the event The htocklon & Dailington Railway had been built, and, through his persistent importunities, laid with iron, instead of wooden rails. It hail been intended merclj for horse draught, butthe inventoi prevailed upon the ovvneis toallow him atrial of his bteam locomotive Stephenson himself was the dilver on that occasion, and before a tremendous crowd of cm ions and for the most pait In credulous people, he drew a tiuin of neail thirty wagons, loaded with pis sengcis and coal, at a speed or twelve or fifteen miles per houi. Thus the fii t train that ever earned pnssengeib made its Journey in safety, and the enthusi ism of the multitude was indescribable But, notwithstanding this demon stiatiou. the locomotiv c w as still unmercifully rldi euled l.j the majority. Nor w as thib ridi cule confined to the ignorant cla-sses The ublcst engineers contended that it was ridiculous to suppose that steam could eci be piacticallv employed incompiti- BieuTkfnM. Guests. tionwith horse power for trnnspoitatlon. .lmo-t incredible as it inn now seem, it is a rnct that political economists inv eight d against the r.iilvv ay and the engine ab con stituting an imaginary reform, which, even if successful w hich was ver.v doubtful would deprive stage drivers, teamsters, and innkeepers of their livelihood! It was in the face of an almost univerbal opposi tion, or the wild, unrcaonablc kind, that a few men, led bj the gieat Stephenson, labored steadilv onward and finallj es tablished the inilroad and locomotive ab institutions of the land North American Rev iew . 2s"o Clothes Pins. Needed. A pinless (lothch line is some thing winch attracts the attention of eveiv housewife There never was a pin invented which would held the clothes on the line, espe ciallv in a strong wind. This new clothes line is made of galvan ized steel spring vvire.and is therefore non rusting, and is made in links one foot long, and when taken down can be folded to gether into a small -pace. The clothes arc fastened on by drawing a small corner through the slot of the link about hair an inch The link holds It fast, and the hardei the w ind blows the faster the link holds The clothes .ire taken out as easil as put in The entire surface of the line is very smooth, so that garments do not adhere to it, even being easilv slip ped off when frozen If each gaiment is fastened in two places in such a manner that tin draw towaid each other, the weight of the garment will hold ltfirmlv In the long run this line is the cheapest, being a combination tliere are no pins to buy, and being or steel will last muiiv years and will not rust Tor winter use it is far superior to an othei line. Chicago 'Tribune. Sent 5 for the Poor. Isaac Keenan, a colored man under a life sentence in the Baltimore peutten tiao , sent 55 to the city maishal to be used in aiding t.e distressed poor of the city. toward me and poise a huge ebouv club above my head, saw it descending swiftlj, vet seemingly an eternity of time m itb fall-, and then I saw no more, but even as I fell I was conscious of gripping the stiange stone rinnlj in mj right hand, which seemed all at once throbbing with such pain that I vv as glad enough to glide into inseAsibility. 1 have alwavs rather prided myself on mv lack oflinagination, but All Hasan' sclub seemed to have let as much nonsense into my head as the sense it knocked out, for here was I In mv sleep, which lasted for I, know not how long, thinking and babbling about IcamescN and Halithoi, and Anubib and other old Egvptian kings and gods, about whom, in mv right mind, I had never caied tuppence For when the scientific men had said to me that the old kings vv ere at least good engineers anil 'killed in stone woiklng, 1 had alwavs replied that it was not good e ngiueering to vv aste material and laboi , and that I careii'nnughfcfor them, be ing but a plain engineer. I must ask pardon roi talking 'hop again I Saw Hi in Spring Suddenly TV ward 3Ie. and get back to ni tale, and at that part of It where, after manv profitless imagin ings, I one day woke, asif fiom asleep, and bavv bending over nie a face which 1 knew and jet did not know. Is tins Mr. MacDougall."' I asked, making use of the name of a jouug Scotch MM gO'p3'5(giir! l?yf5B5lK3,!lt' 1 Ttie opal Gwendolen Overton in Or all places to oppress one with the fruit lessness of life, there Is none like unto the southern portion or the Colorado River. Other livers notably Hiich a one as the Gild ma flow through asbarren acountry, but the desolation is different: it is sug gestive of what is ot to be, while the Colorado, at the south, rolls lifelessly through a land that i of a pnst so liope- Iessl dead, 6o far away, that there is I neither menioi of it remaining norchanee of rpsurrection of its vanished bones There seems always to be visible from its banks, if banks they can be called, borne taint blue gray mountain peak.orr in the distance, be ond the plain with its rare gioups of cottonvvoods and its occasional lonely adobe. And there is boniething that makes one s.ttl an I restlesi in the sight of I hose mist lines of mountains, bomething u thousand Told more depressing than in a prairie thatmoetsitsown unbroken hoiion Evening which seems the only time thatbhoiild ever be there was coming upon this country or "forgotten aeons There was no color jn where The ellow of the sky w.is onl a pale glimmer over the whitening blue, the green of the trees was dulled b the dust and the twilight, the eoutitr wab a Uvel dun stretch, and the mountains r.ir, far aw a were only a hh.idmg of uncertain blue. Tliere was but one house In bight, an adobe 100 ards or less from the riv ei , but there was no sign or found of hie except the quiet rattling or the cottonwood leaves in the evening w ind. Tot in nmong the willows b the river wab a small, canvas covered wagon Two thin bronchos w ere hobbled near by, and a man was gathering sticks for u Jire. There was little dry wood so near the btrcam, and he went out into the open in front of the abode He was in no hurr. All the night wab before him, so he stood, with his thumbs ) ooked in his cartridge belt, looking at the house He wondered If it w ould be worth hisw hile to make the acquaintance or the "greasers" who un doubted! Inhabited it Hie might offei him hospitalit for the night; but he li.ifl learned b experience that Mexican hos pitality usuallv implieb dirt, and lie dis liked dirt It was a question in his mind whether a blanket under the wagon would not be preferable Anil while he "debated, the flat I oard door of the adboe opened, and a w oman came out. She w as slender, then fore she was voung so reasoned the man, who knew Mexicans More than that he could not see After a time she went hick 'nto the house, and he fell to gathering stlck6. "When the moon lose, and he, having fin ished his supper, was sluing beside the djlng campfire, peifcefiillj smoking, thet low willuvvs parted,' and the girl of the adobe stood near him. She was pretty in the Ideal Mexican way red and full lipped, brightlv eolored, large-evod, "with two great braids of purple-black haii, .ind she was dressed with surpiising neatness in a frech, white fiotk and crude pink ribbons "Ah I beg our pardon, senor, I knew i ove 7a t ou v ar hicr," she ciied, start ing ba k. The man arose He was aware that It was totally improbable that she had not Eeen him when she had been standing in thedoorwa, he was alo w are that she mubt have observed the moke or hlb lire, nevi rtheless, he spoTvC and said "Se lorila, I will go nwu.1 And he stood quite htill ".li' i o Tet must be me to go," and she, too, stoirtl still "Let ces zat I come each night hicr to sect, an' I Inew note at on w ear hicr," she repeated "It gives me much pliasure to see ou. Will on not sit here with me?" nospread a blanket on the ground near the blight coals, and motioned to her, with a deep Low, to be seated blie took her place, and he, stretching himself at her feet, leaning iq on one elbow, offered her a ci garette. Her name, it transpired very soon, was Anita Anita Mnnnra, his, he told her wa; .Richard Lovell The fell a talking, and he did what was cxpectetl of him made desperate love instantl, while bhe did what lie had expected her to do.iesponded with onl enough reserve to keep up the illusion of nutation Principles of se verltv mav flourish upon mountain heights, may withstand great temptation, but on the southern prairies of a suinmci night, vvhen the moon is full and shedding gold light through the willows, and a blow river trickles b, and the only voices are tho-e of the crickets and of a Mexican woman, and the woman Is beautiful, morality is at ebb tide, and pilnciplcs melt like hard, white pearls in wine Here in the half-tropic Southwest, with an unwise child or sixteen, or an amorous race, the rather lax code or honor of Richaid Lovell engineer who had Lcen expected in camp about the time 1 found the dark scarab. But mj voice sounded strangely weak, and my tongue had a way of falling about in mj mouth that was new to me. "It's a shocking old dad not to know his own son," said a, fresh joung voice; "but never jou mind. You've been jolly well knocked out, jou know, but you're as right as need be now. So be orr with jou to sleep again " And I ouejed and dreamed that Arthur wore upon his brow the globe nnd serpent and held in his hand the vv hip and scepter or Amnion Ra, who must be obeved. My big hands h.vve a firm grip, and, once thev had taken hold on life again, mj re covery was rapid A pleasant daj it was for me w hen 1 was judged strong enough to talk it all over with mj son. A fine, well-grown lad he was, and quick and merry. "Awfullv obliging of you, dad," said he, as he sat by the bedside, holding inj gaunt hand in his "I've jvibhcd to come to Egjpb for a long time, .md jour sore head gave me such a jollj oxesse Sorrj jou can't smoke, too, but jou'U be up to it in no time And jou haven't read the papers much while the crocodiles were chasing jou, so I'll construe a few lines out of the Egvptian Times, of date a month or eo ago 'The particulars of a sad arfair have jut reached us from the province of Beni Suef Thu eminent engineer, Besvvlck Bej' that's vou, gov'nor 'eminent en gineer' isn't so bad, eh.' 'was on Thurs day last struck down id his tent bj a nitive servant named Ali II.i6an, whose motive is supposed to tunc been robberj-, and who succeeded in making his escape Some native cmplojes of the engineering department found BebWick Bev surferiug from two bad scalp wounds His right hand w?s also bruised and lacerated, probablv in an effort to "wrench awaj his keys, though no connected account of the afrair Is possible, as the Bev-, owing to the hcab and the impossibilitj of se curing propei care, bo far from anj town, lies in a fever from which he is not ex pected to recover. Casaldi Ecj is in at tendance as phjsician, by his highness the khedive's special iiutiuction. Eesw iek, Eej's only son, a recent Oxonian gradu ate, has been notified ' There, pater That's the w hole affair in a nutshell, bo far as I know an v thing 'about it If that ravcal of an Ah were here, he might tell jou more " "Ali Hasan is no rascil. but (is true a. man ab ev cr drew breath," said I, as -toutljr as I might "Mattold, perhaps" rnd Aithur, in his Jesting vvaj, "epileptoid, an egomaniac i3&&ig vs-: Ski-all San Francisco Argonaut fell from him She told him abo't her lire. "I was born hicr," she said, "een zat house But w'en I tweir cars am, I to San Diego go to school, an' ere I English learn I speak note much Eenghsh now, Tor zat I have only my mu7er an' my bruzzei, who ze speake but Spanish", an' Cailos he can Eenghsh speake, but he like eet note" "AVI o is Carlos, swecthe.ut?" "He ees my sweetheart, w'at I to n arr. him am " "Where is Ik?" The oung man drew a little awa and sat erect " He ees at ze mines in Corccption. He liar one mine for him, aii'lie weed be some time reech He come to see me e feund.i. Ho jou note Spanish speake talk, sarc?" 'o Just a few words .And where is 0ur brother?" "He ees zib night rar awa. He weel tonionow wceih Cailos come back" Lovell understood He resumed grad ually his posture or adoration When the cigaictteh were finished, he held her hands, and in time he put his arm a! out herandkisscdlu i, and foigotall the maxims or wisdom that had ever been taught to him. So they sat to all purposes alone in the prairie she with her black head upon his srouldcr, he canning the sort waun fin gers "What is that ring?" he asked, turning and tolng with the onlv one she wore "Eet ees Carlos. Ho geer eet to me. Weel ou see.'" She drew it orr "Eef ou weel one match light." He struck a wax one, and held it to the ring It was an opal set in silver, and carved in the shape or a bkull Lovell knew enough of stones to unelerstand the difficult or e utting an opal He knew the skill and patience it must require to shape it like this one There was probably not another like it in the world; certainly, he had never seen it, ir there were. In the flickering light it gleamed and sparkled blue and red and CIlovv fires, and the jaws seemed to contort themselves into a grin. "How wonderful'" he ejaculated. "Yes," anbvv creel Anita He was seized w Itli a w lid desire to obtain it, and he jihued boldl Tor it. "Do vou love me, Anita, sweetheart, beautiful?" he whispered, taking her face in his hands and looking into her eves She uttered a Taint but sincere "Yeb" He kissed her again, not once, but many times "IT vou love nic, Anita, you should give me the ring to remember jou b a keepsake, as we call it " She slipped it into his hand. "Ah! No! Geer eet to me!" she cried of a sudden. "Wh?" "Carlos, he ti II me 7at eet ees ver w'at you .i .'note nice lucky." "Then w h did he give it to vou?' "He say eet ees Tor a man, not tor a woman, at eet ees like 7nt.' "I evpeet Carlos wanteiltokeep you from giving it awa." "No He say at one man w'at keep eet for fife cir, he die suie ' "I am not afraid I would be glael to die to have our ring foi even a vear." "No Geef eet back to me." "Then ou do not love me," he said, de jeetedl. "Ton are like all women, vou are glad to break a man's heart." "No, no I lore jou Ton can keep eet. I weel tell Carlos I loose eet." At the mnnn nt her mother called to her rrom the adobe. She threw her plump arms about the American's neck and said a cling ing goodb, .is ir her heart were sadly w rung And for the time being she wab m desperate earnest At dav break he saw two horsemen, Iwth Meic ins, ride up to the house He guessed that they were the man Manara and Carlos: and he hitched up the team quickl and went, in a fashion that suggetted flight, taking the ring with him Now it happened as such things will happen In the new West thatCarlos ,.dera grew ver rich within a few months and went to live in San Diego with his wife, and that the were much courted and sought after, for V.ilera was generous and well mannered and rot ill looking, and Senora Valera wab bewitching, a tpv, more than locall famous for her beaut, and possessed of a charm that is peculiar to vv omen of lief race who have learned the usages of the world Thev kept open house, in the grand way of the wealthy Spanlsh-Ameiicans of not so long ago Never a da passed that more than one total stranger was not entertained Thus it came aLoutthat, upon a spring evening tome jears after her marriage, Senora Valera greeted with lovely ease and race a guest w hoin her husband brought home with him, a Mr. Richard Lovell, of Los Angeles But as she greeted him bhe clubomaniac No matter what jou do, if jer 'art be true, and Ali's 'art was true to dad. Right jou aie, go.'nor, no doubt ' "Crazj he maj have been, but a inscal, never," said I, when at length I gathered Arthur's meaning For the fashions of mmm The New Diagomnn Unetiithed tho Alystic Stone. speech change as do the fashions of dress, and I, having for so many jeais spoken little save Aiabie.and learned mj English onlj from piinted pages, found mjself aluios- unable to uiideistand the words of an educated gentleman of todaj. Also, it nettled me not a little to see that Arthur Fraud. 9 m The extensive counterfeiting of the capsules and labels of our "Canadian Club" Whisky, while very flattei-lngr, Is extremely un pleasant to us as well as to those who drink the vile substitutes. 0 THE HIGH STANDARD of "Canadian Club" Is always main tained. Beware of Inferior substitutes. When you suspeeffruud, write us at once and we will protect you. Hiram Walker & Sons, Lim'd, WALKERVILLE, CANADA. For names of de tiers handling: the genuine whisky apply to oar wholesale ageat, CHARLES KRAEMER, WASHIHGTOIf. glanced down at his hands and saw that he wore the opal skull She turned to tier husband and said in English that was per fect now, though made dainty by n blight lisp "Carlos, dear, will ou see if I left in opal and-diamond pin on rn dressing stand? I think I took It out to wear, and forgot it. I don't want it to get lost like tliatotherop.il ou gave me before we were married. I'm afraid they are really un luck stones, doutOii thinkso, Mr Lovell? Would vou mind going for it, Carlos?" Valera left the room. "Mr. Lovell, take off that ring while you are here," she said, calmly "I have never taken it off; and I'm sorry that I can't do so now." "ir Mr. Valera sees it, he will be as apt to kill OU as not. He is "very jealous." "I fancy he has good reason." "Kindly keep our opinions where such unpleasant ones properly belong In cur own consciousness. You will be wise to do as I say, and to be quick. Bo ou know that the five ears is up tonight?" "I doubt that sort of superstition. As I told 0u before, I'm not afraid. Perhaps vou are, though? It is natural jou should be. I w ill tell ou what I will do . I'll take the ring and put it in my pocket" he slipped it ofr and held it between his thumb and finger "If ou will kiss me again its vou did on that night." "I will not. Tou would hae forgotten that silliness of mine by now, if joubad been fortunate enough to be a gentle man." "Never! not all thoe caresses anil pro testations. Come, kiss me again, and I'll hide the ring." "No. Mr Valera will finish hunting for a pin that isn't there in a moment more, and if he comes back it may go ill with jou it certainly will if he sees the ring." "Then kis me." I will not Be quick I hear him com ing Quick!" "Kiss me. You'd better, for vour own sake." "No " "llien don't " "Oh, hide that ring do, for me." "Kiss me." "Well, kiss me. then " -, He put his: hands" on her shoulders and bent his head He did not see Valera step into the French window, but he knew that the woman pulled away from him with a loud "How darejou?" and a scream, "Car los, Carlos, help me!" And then he felt something sharp driven deep between the shoulders, and as he fell backward Senora Valera graspeil at the ring and caught it from his hand She put her own hand to her throat in the ac cepted fashion or the conventional feintt and as she did so dropjied the jewel Into the bosom or her gown. Then she 1 st con sciousness. & The story she told her husband was one of unprovoked Impertinence on the part of an utter stranger, a man she had never seen before, and the story he told the world was much the same, but slightly em bellished. It was not plausible, yet it passed It excused the murder without any great difficul'y. ami it was something or a feather in the cap of the beauteful Mexi can fortius was in the early days. Senora Valera ground the opal bkull to bits with a heavy stone, and kept the chips in a locket, until one day she found an excuse to drive to the cemetery and scat ter them upon Lov ell's grave. ThG Morning and Sunday Time-, 33 cents per month. was bj way of thinking me more daft than All. "But what was that about the kejs?" said I, to change the subject. And when he had again read the passage from the new spaper "But I held no kejs," I cried, "and I had little money with me, and to that little Ali knew he was as welCw .c us jou are I had naught in my hand but a fine black stone scarab I had picked up for jou" "Here's a rum go," muttered Arthur, whence I perceived that he was puzzled Then he raiscdhis voice, and I was pleased A3HT.SLMIINTS. LArAYKTTE. TO.MOUT. .MATINEE SATURDAY Regular Matinee Prices. DAVID BELASCO S t Great Romantic Drama, The Heart of Maryland. Mrs. Leslie Carter will positively appeaz tonight as "Maryland Culvert." 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"Ana gai. ta Sidi," said the new drago man, who had taken All's place, as he en tered the room And presently, when ho knew what was required, he unearthed from beneath some litter of the camp the mystic .ton- which had lain forgotten since the day I was struck down. "Aye. lad," said I, as I vaw it. "it was that I held when All Ilasin felled me. and it was to that I clung while he beat and battered my righthand until he w.b elrivea away And it i that which, if I know him, he Is still in wait near here to&ecnre. If you value it as little, as I, nebt set it up on a mud wall where he can come and get it, and be at peace with in-, folly." "Not 1," cried Arthur, with a proud movement if the head that all at once minded me of his mother "I it for'Eng lishmen to give up beaten so easily?" "You are right, mj boy,'' I said, not ill pleased. "I spoke tco hastily and am llever corrected by you than by any other man hvimr. Keep it, and guard xwell your own kull. And tell me its meaning if you can.' "Why, that should be easy,' baiel Ar thur, in his old careless way "It's a heart scarab, dad. . You know when tho-o old dnfrers er Egyptians prepared a body for mummying they used sometimes to take out the heart" and pat in it place a mooth stone like this, about the same size. These hieroglyphics, now, must he the name and qualities ot the gay and festive old bounder who iwoie it H'ral My Egyptian is a little rusty, but tbat feather sign is 'a' and the chessboard with the drunken sailor's line of march under it Is Tnen some name beginning with Amen;' and the queer animal is the sign of the god Set Oh, I can dig; it all out with the help ef a pony. - And there, my word Tor it, was tAat slip of a boy I had dandled on ray knees reading off the syllables from a stone thousands of years old, as if it were yesterday's paper I almost regretted that I was not myself more of a scholar as I laj propped up on ray pillows watch ing him. Then all at once I saw his face take- on a queer look that I did not like, having seen it worn by many a bright young fellow offered up like a sacrifice to the East And, with a muttereil ex cuse, which I elid not eaten, he lert the tent. Nor couhl I anywhere see- tlie lt&xl scarab after he hail gone To be concluded.