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B :.;Kitlnff Ihn I'lro In Winter.
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B Wlion I git up o' morntn a fer to light tho H Bdwln B. Hopkins. LOTTIE DEANE'S MISTAKE, B Mr. Ro Deane was a thriving young B survuvor and auctioneer In a largo L Ono day Mm. Ross Dunne was mend- B Jns lier linib.-tml's olTlco coat and sing- Ktr inp cliccrlly over tier task. Sho wni a HH rctty llttlo woman, Kith pink ohoulcs J and wavy fair Imlrutid groat bluo eyos, 1 sunny nnd Innneunt In expression as a H Utile chilli's. If. Iter moutli was a trlflo 1 large, nobody ever noticed it for nil- 1 tulrlng tho scarlet lips and whito teeth tti.it gleamed out whon alio smiled, M vrlilch was not seldom, for sho was a H merry little body, as sparkling and H sunshiny as if she'd never a caro in tho H And really, wheu you coma to think M about it, her cares were very fow, and H licr pleasures many. Hadn't alio tho m Itanusoinost nnd dearest husband In tho m world, who petted and humored hor to H her heart's content? It is rory qucor m (ho fondness some women lutva for bo- H Ing pencil. It's rather ncat-liko trait, M this liking to bo purred and coddled so M much. Then sho had tho swooteat lovo M of a baby; but that wns rather a part- H ncrshlp concern thoro wero grand- B- parents nnd nunU innumerable, who H it in claim to baby, to say nothing H oTtht. llttlo ono's father; whllo her H handsome Hoss was all her own Indl- H vldnal proiwrty. H At least she thought ho was, till sho H very unwisely uudertook to inond that H ofDco coat of his. Sho had pounced H upon it that morning, whon previous H to a shopping expedition, sho had H penetrated to his ofllce nt tho back of H tho house bolng in want of tnoro H money nnd had contlscatod It directly, Hk declaring tliatlf wts a ihanio for any. K liody to wear siteh a dilapidated nr- L rangemont, andUior husbitnd shouldn't H do It another tlay'ijJherel j f ,fi Tlierowsjaijiog'1'oru rtjH( BtaBHMMaVUiiflBBr, nnd thou thu rtrspP Bloiie. Hv, sho it insldo HHPM; died un hur lips as a vntcd ouvolopo dropped oiit HHured to tho stooped Mekit noticing thu fululnlno HP handwriting on tho outside, opened it, V of rouroo, but with nu odd misgiving r tit her heart regarding tho act, never- B 1'crliaps she had better uot' havo K opened it. I won't midertuko to say m -whether it was best or. not; but I til- F ways believed that ''whoro ignnrnuco H wan bliss'' it was exceedingly foolish to H become onllghtonod of vour own free F will, us this child ns doing, for this H was what sho read: B DnnHK, Piianb: Of cuuito you will bo H Ht tho nmqueriiilo to-oinrrow uvrnluir. I H won't toll ;uu whulchnraeUT 1 ahull uumu, H but It you vien to wiur n pink ilouilno with u L wblto rosoln your button-liolr, mill jou wrro L to tntot unother pink rtoinliin with a red ruto H In Its bund-how cun 1 tell w ho It would boT H Bad enough or not just as onu B chose to take it. Mrs. Dcano knew m well cuough who wrote It knew that m tho letter wnsu't really half so bad as B It sounded. Still It was proof that tho V flirtation which Mrs. Dcnnc had horo- k loforo beliored to be carried on chiefly B by Miss Hollo was going altogether BH9f too fur to be pleasant to tho lookor-nn BBBk when tho looker-on happened to be HHHkv, tho wife of ono of tho parties. L As long as Miss Hollo I'restou made k eyes at handsome ltoss Duane, ouly to H lo carolessly 11 altered lu return by him, Bnnd afterwards laughed nllko by both Hfclr. and Mrs. Ucatio. Hue latter cared about She HFiho girl a gooso to herself, was politely V corilial to nerboforo folks, and uorcr Hr nnTQ lB '"Atter thought. HB Miss Fro6ton was a goose, course, r hut quite a protty, winniug little gooo r "Iter all. Sho was rather dashing In ff her ways smokod cigarettes, talked H slang both of which Airs. Preston par- H tlcultirly detested and tried to ape the H tnannern generally of the masculine B half of creatlou. Of course sho mndou BJ failuro of it, but men are romarkably IB tolerant of bright, saucy, black-eyed BBa failures of tho Hello Preston kind; nnd BBfl so. they laughed at hur a little, but BBfl flatter her a great deal more, and not BBfl a fow foil in love with her continually. BBa But Mrs. Dcauo did not chooso that BBfl her husband should bu catight in tho BBI toils of a siren like this; and she was BBa properly indlgunnt nt liudlng that tho BBa io wero on familiar terms enough for BBa notes to pass between them and such BJ BBJ "Tho bold thing to ask another BBJ woman's husband to come to the mas- BBJ qucrndo to meet her she ought to bo BBJ Ashamed of herself!" muttered Mrs, BBJ How) Doane angrily. "And ho, too, BBJ nftor pretending to mo that ho thought BBJ ttlio was horrid I liuto him!" ami sho BBJ stamped her llttlo foot, and subsided, BBJ into u fifuf the uU. BBf. But her nnttire was too healthy to permit a long indulgence In feelings of that kind: so. before long, she found herself wnnileriog what sho would do about It. Wns sho going to alt still and lot this woman win awny her hus band without tin elTort un her part to prevent It? Not she. She would go to this masquerade herself. What she would do thoro sho hadn't fully deter mined upon. Shu would wear n pink domino nnd carry n red roso in hor hand; and If lions' Donno should happen to mlstako her for tho fascinating Miss Preston why, how could she help It? Anv wov, sho know sho wouldn't try tn help lu Let him blunder if he llkod; sho didn't caro. iler mind onco mado up, sho looked to see where tho uoto wus dated. It was written tho day beforo sho found It, so that tho masquorndo wits to bo that very ovenlug. No tlmo was to bo lost, evidently, if sho wanted to attend. They had received cards several days beforo, but Knss had deelarod himself avorae to ''olng, and so Mrs. Deane had thought no more about It. Now sho saw his decision in a different light. I "Ho didn't want me to go." sho mur murod to horsolf, "and ho thought ho could muko sonio oxcuso to bo away this evening, so that I needn't know ho wont. But we'll bco how his plans turn out. I'm verv much afraid ho'll bo disappointed. "Wo' 11 see." aud tho red lips wero compressed firmly, and tho little hands were tightlv clenched. Whou everything wus finished sho sat down on tho sofa in tho pretty par lors Thoro lions fouud bore, sitting soberly, bending forward a little, with hor whito hands clasped in her lap. She did not look up to greet blm when ho onterod. Sho was too angry, nud sho waved him back haughtily whon ho Jtoopod to kiss her. "Why. pet, what'u the matter?" ht said, amazedly, as he stopnod baok, his hand on tho tablo beside film. Sho sat still, with drooping eyes and averted face. "I do not wish to talk to you." was all sho said. I Ho starod, bewildered. I "But, Lottie, darling, I don't under stand what has conio over you so suddenly? What have I dono?" And ho could stand thero aud ask her that so coolly! Lottie was almost frantic. And then the dinner-bell rang una savod them from a sceno for that tlmo. j Ross Doano fallowed his wifo to tho dining-room, feeling very much as if be wus droaming. When tho meal was ovor bo retired to tho ofllco to taka a stnoko and to think It over. Lottio went upstairs to wait for him, to lcavo the houo beforo sho begau to dross. Sho sat whero sho could watch the garden gate, nnd thero sho waltod with nervous impatlonco for him to go out that sho might follow and tho first uct of tho tragi-comedy bo ready for per formance. Eight o'clock struck, and lu a fow jukkLBBhjimirdlilm moving BBBBBBBBJHBBv, camo to rBBJBBBJBBJBBBBp called: "LotUonrelwon't "vo'ii como down stairs?" V But Lottie would not answer. She hud no dcslro to rccoivo his good-bye kiss whou she know ho was hurrying away from hor impatient to mcot that "bold girl" who was trying to win him awny from his wife, llo called oneo more nnd thon sho hoard him pass Into tho parlor. After that thero was along sllcucu, nud Mill sho sat there and wondered what delavcd him so. Nino o'clock struck; then 10, and no body had passed out nt tho front gato she watched so jealously. What could It uicau? Had he been so cowardly ns to slip out by tho back wny for foar sho I might seo him? She couldn't belluvo that nt him; but sho didn't understand why ho waited till so lato boforo going away. Half past ton; a quarter of cloven. She couldn't bear this nuy longer; but would just And out what it aieaut. Just ns tho clock struck 11, sho camo dowu into the parlor. Thoro Uy Ross, ' sound nslrop on the sofu, tho evening paper tossou carolessly ou thu floor bo- , sldo him. I "UussI Rossi Wttko up! Don't you know that It's 11 n'clook nnd you nro uot dressed for the masquerade." "Who what?'' muttered Ross, stretching lazily. "Eleven o'clook! Well, what of It. dearie?" "Tho masquerade, Ross; don't you remember It is this evening and you nro not dressed?" "Tho musquerndo, Lottio? Why, I thought wo had decided not to go." "So wo did," sho answered, bitterly "but I supposed Miss Preston had per suaded you to change your mind." "Miss Preston? What tins sho to do with our going, ono way or tho othor? Oh, I begin to smell a rut." ho crlod exultantly, now fully wido awake. "Seo horo. puss; what did you rucau by having tho sulks to-night, nnd re fusing to kiss vour llego lord, or ovon bo civil to him", eh?" "Oh, Ross, I thought" 'Yes I know what you thought." lie had hor in his arms now. "You saw that nolo Miss Bollesaw lit to send mo tho other day, and you thought your husbaud could caro enough for a girl, who throw herself at his hoad in that bold way, to dccolvo his wife his own wife, whom ho loves bettor than all tho world bosldo," ho added lower nnd more earnestly. "I don't think you huvo n vory high opinion of your liusbaud, pet." "I did lind tho note. Ross," she sob bed, "In tho pocket of your office coat, nud 1 I Pleaso forglvo me, dear;" and sho clung to him closor whllo ho soothod aud petted her. "Never mind, llttlo glrllo; I don't wonder you doubted mo for n minute. I ought to huvo burned that note, and then you'd uot havu been so troubled. But perhaps It's Just ns well. You' know for certain, true,' now, how much Influence Miss Hello has over me, don't you?" And ho patted her chook and laughed a little. I I think Mrs. Duanomanagod women I know how to do theso things In soma Perfectly polite nud pleasant way to let Miss Pnrston know why Mr. Deane did , not at'end tho masquerade and also tho fate that notes addri'siwl to him woro likely to meet. At any rato,. the young lady wastes no more of her time on othor womon's husbands but is do votlug all hur energies to procurlup ono of hor own. Evening World, NEW CAME PLAYED WITH LETTERS, Btraplo ItnooRli for Children itnd Dlrflcalr Koougli for tlraybaarda. A now game, which affords a good deal of amusement to many pooplo, and also imparts considerable Instruc tion to the young In the formation of words, is played in tho following man ner, with tho letters of tho nlphabot: Half n dozen sets of nil the letters of tho nlphabot nro provided, each letter on a small pleco of pasteboard or wood. One player thon gathers all tho letters before him ou the table and the othor players sit around tho tablo as at cards. Tho player who Iras all tho lot tcrs then turns them face downward and proceeds to deal them out. one by ono, to tho othors. beginning with the player sitting at his right hand nnd continuing around tho tablo in ordor. As he deals a letter out ho turns its face up so that all may seo it is an "n't for instance. Tho next player gets an "o," suppose, and ho quickly socs that hlslottor, joined to tho "n" received by tho tlrst pluyee, will form tho word "no." Ho announces tho fact nnd claims the "n." This is surrendered to him nnd ho forms the word "no" on tho table in front of him, and must leavo it there undisturbed until somo other player gets a lotter which, added to the word "no." will form soma othor word. Suppose for instance, that tho third letter dealt out Is a "w." Thcu tho owner of the "w" may claim tho word "no," and adding his "w" to It make it "now." Tho fourth letter turnod up muy bo a "y," and tho ownor of "now" breathes a sigh of relief as he thinks ho will hold on to his word for a llttlo whllo anyway, for tho "now" and the "y" don't seem to mako any thing. Perhaps sovou letters follow, out of which no combination can bo mado which will spell a correct word, until somo ono gets an "." This lot tor, in connection with "now," will spell "snow," but if tho lucky owner of the "s" Is sharp enough ho will also claim tho "y" from his ether rival, and poll "snowy." Tho examples given horo aro sample words, as they show more clearly to young minds how tho camo may bo played easily, but whon'n number of letters havo boon dealt out the most skillful spellers may find scope for their abilities, and many are the- com binations which will escape the notlco of all who nro gathered around the table, for a time, until somo one dis covers them, as if by accident, and then tho wonder-will be that they were not seen before. One player may not clnlm from nn othor any letter or letters which havo been worked up Into a word without taking that wholo word and using It all, though Its letters may bo entirely transposed, to mako a different word. Tho rango of words may wandor over half a dozen languages,' if tho players so agree, aud thcu tho game beco'mes difficult enough for a Boston blue stocking or d collego professor. The winner of tho gamo is tho player who has tho most completo words sproad out ou tho table in front of him whon tho dealer has turned up the las, lotter he has in his pilo. Long words count no moro than short words, and if two players "tlo" thoy sot to work breaking up their long words into short ones, and this disposes of tbo tie nioo times out of ton. For a largo tiutnbor of playors a largo number of letters is, of course, required, but two I pooplo will often play tho gamo for half an hour beforo exhausting a half dozen completo alphabets. N. Y. Tribune. SolF-Iiifllctcri PnnlMlimciit. An amusing Incident, illustrating tho chnrnuter traits of Russian peasants is reported by tho Vicslnik of Wllnn. A party of peasants who had been cut ting wood lu a forest nenr DIsnn. nnd had spent all their earnings on drink, wero wending their wnv homeward. "Well, brethren," said ono of tho party, "wo nro a lot of bad fellows. Whllo every honest man works to lay by something for tho cold winter, wo havo wasted all our onrnlugs of tho summer in braudy." "Wo aro a lot of bad follows. Indeed!" rojolnod tho wholo party in assent. "Let us punish ourselves for our waywardness," sug gested an elderly peasant; "let us each inflict upon the othor twonty-livo blows with green reeds." Tho wholo party as sented again. Thoy ropalrod to a bush, out fresh reeds, aud begau executing the self-imposed punishment. Thoy each stripped themselves naked in turn and received the strlpos stoically. Tho last onu of tho party, however, de murred, nud attempted to run away beforo his turu came. Ho was caught, nnd lu iiuulshmcut for his attempt to cscapo lio received fifty lushes, double tho number of thu designated chastise tnent. Hardly alive, tho poor fellow was brought to Dlsna, whoro ho was laid up In tho hospl'ul for some time. Trousers In England. Tho best drosscd men on tho other side nro having their trousers cut two inches longer than they have any use for nud turnlug them tin. A MAN WHO DIDN'T STHIKfc Uty Temra Awltehmrii on (lis Central II One Halted Two Itaglmanta. Down nt Sluyvesant, on the Central Hudson Road, there Is stationed n switchmen who has been at his post over since the first train passed over tho rails, aud had been in tho com- Jinny's employ boforo that, almost rom the day whon the tlrst tlo was laid and tho "tlrst splko wns driven. This man did not strike when Leo's ordor went over the wires on the even ing of Aug. 8. He is not mado of that sort of stuff of which they aro made that blindly follow tho beck and Call of an autocratic leader. Old Patrick, Sweeny remained at tho post which ha has faithfully guarded for nearly Blxty years now. Although he Is slightly Illiterate his inontnl powers havo a natural vigor that is remarkable Onco the com. pnny issued an order directing that all switchmen who could uot read or write woro to quit its service Pat got a boy in his shanty to teach him how to read tfio numbers of tho engines so he could report thu tlmo nnd number of trains that passed his flag shanty every day. Tho old man had apparently passed tho ngo when tho mind ran yet be turned back and made to grasp what it has outgrown, for ho (Uncharged tho boy, but his ear was still keen. In loss thau a month he hud learned the num ber of overy ongtuo on thu road by tho sound of its bell, and norer made n single error in Ids reports. ThN is vouched for by pcnplo who havo known Sweeny half a century. He does not known what fear is. and a story is told how ho once defied two regiments of soldiers because he knew what his duty was nnd thoy did not. It wus In April, 18C2. during war times. Swcouy was at his post on the road, which was thon double-trucked north of Sluyvesant, but had but onu truck between that town and Now York. Fifteen car-loads of soldiers on a special train, bound for Nuw York, reached Sluyvesant early one morning, nnd Sweeny, who was ou tho lookout, stopped tho train, because the train which had immediately preceded it carried no signal to give wanting that tho special wns behind it. It was be fore tho days of block siguals nud much dupen'ded on a remembrance of orders as to how trains wero to bu run. Tho commandant of the troops could not understand u hy thu, train had come to a standstill. Leaping from the train ho began making inquiries, and found Sweeny standiug at the switch, which ho had locked. "What does this mean?" thnudered tho ofllcor. Dou'l you know theso aro Federal troops, under orders from Washington to proceed to Now York without delay? What do you mean by stopping this train without orders?" bvveeny pointed his thumb over his shoulder in tho direction f the single track. . "The train ahoad carries no signal for ycz," said ho," "und thoro beos an up train on its way.." "Unlock that switch instantly." com manded tho o fliccr, drawing his sword. "Not a moment's delay, now. Unlock itl" "I'll not," said Swoony.and tho words wero scarcolv out of his mouth boforo a dozon soldiers, in obedienco to an order, bustled tho switchman into his shanty. Ono thrust his bayouct into tho boards alongside of Sweeny's nock. Tho otbor pinned him in-a similar man ner under tho arms. Half a dozen others placed tho muzzles of their load ed muskets within a few inches of his head. "Givo us that koy and let this train proceed," was the command, and, whllo no threat accompanied it, tho switchmen know that tiio noxt order would bo to pull thu trigger. He never flinched. "Not ono foot docs this train move," ho said without a tremor. "I will givo you ono uiln " At that moment n shrill whlstlo was heard, and beforo the offlccr could Unlsb his ordor tho train for Albany camo flying along at thu rato of forty miles an hour. Swoony's watchfulness had provcuted a terrible disaster. Ho knew well that tho first train should havo displayed signal flags to ludlcato that thero was another fo lowing. Had ho, permitted tho train carrying the soldiers to proceed thoro would havo bcon a frightful collision nt about Stockport, whero a curvo through a rocky cut shuts out all view 200 yards aboard. It didn't tnko either tho offi cers or tho mon long to reallzo what a narrow cscapo they had mado and to apprcclato the bravery of tho switch man who was ready to givo up bis own life rather than pormit a thousand men to put theirs In danger. Famous Sam Sloan was President of tho Centrnl In those days, and when he heard of Swcony's couragcons conduct ho sent blm a chock for a generous amount and summurllv discharged tho engineer nnd crow of tbo train that had run through without a signal. And, strango to say, no strike was ordered bocauso of tholr discharge nor was President Sloan asked to specify rea sons. Albany Express. A Nnrrow Escape. For eight hours an infant of Stophon Burleon of Bridegport, Conn., lay in a trance, nud an undertaker camo nud put tho babo in a casket. Everything was icndy for the burial whon the child suddenly woko up nnd sang out InsUly "Ma!" It is all right now. "You are not llko my good friend Shakspoaro," said Raleigh to his execu tioner after he had Inspected tho In strument of death. "Why?" asked tho bondsman gruffly. "You provide for no Intermissions betwecu tho nx." JV1 T. JleraU. gyfaPjR3S Aa ar .BjBk OIVI5 I35JVJOYS. Both tho method and results when Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant and refreshing to thoUsto, and acts gentlyyet promptly on the Kidneys, Liver nnd Bowels, cleanses tho sys tem effectually, dispels colds, head aches and fevers nnd cures habitual constipation. Syrup of Figs is the only romedy of its kind over pro duced, pleasing to tho taste nnd ac ceptable to the stomach, prompt in its action nnd truly beneficial in its effects, prepared only from the most healthy and agreeable substances, Its many excellent qualities com- mend it to all nud havo made it j I tho most popular remedy known. I Syrup of Figs is for sale in 50c K and $1 bottles by all lending drug- I gists. Any reliable druggist who I may not have it on hand will pro- I cure it promptly for any one who I trishes to try it Do not accept I any substitute. ft CALIFORNIA FIQ SYRUP CO. I SAN MAHCISCO, CAl. UUISVIUE. Kt. HEW TORK. I.t. "German ! Syrup" Here is something from Mr.Frank A. Hale, proprietor of the De Witt , House, tewiston, nnd the Tontine Hotel, Brunswick, Me. Hotel men meet the world as it comes and goes, and arc not slow in sizing people and things up for what they are worth. He says that he has lost a father and several brothers and sis ters from Pulmonary Consumption, and is himself frequently .troubled with colds, and he Hereditary often coughs enough to make hint sick at Consumptlonhis stomach. When ever he has taken a cold of this kind he uses Boschee's German Syrup, and it cures him every time. Here is a man who knows the full danger of lung trou bles, and would therefore be most particular as to the medicine he used. What is his opinion ? Listen i "I use nothing but Boschee's German Syrup, and have advised, I presume, more than a hundred different per sons to take it They agree with me that it is the best cough syrup in the market" (9 fThe Cod That Helps to Curo The Cold. The disagreeable taste or tho COD UVER OIL Is dissipated In scotts k EMULSION F Or Pure Cod Liver OH with I HYPOPHOSPHITES j oir T.TMn jusm a jda. ' j The patient suffering (run CONSUMPTION, BRONCHITIS. COUGH, COLD. OR WANTING DI8HANKN, mnj take tho remedy with as much satisfaction as hs would take milk, rnrslclausarsprmcrlb lns It ererrwhere. It U a perfrcUnulilon. land a wondtrful firth producer. Take no olhrr Mat'l'ia,akMMkasvwaavw Morse Dry Goods Co. OP OMAHA, NISI!. IS THE LARGEST DRY GOODS HOUSE WEST OF THE MISSOURI RIVER. Wa pay nprru eharioi on mll order to roar nun I art railroad itaUon or poUoffleo. snd for our It i pit caulofia. Call and u vfami In Omaha. w. n. cauti:iv, m. ., EYE! nose, ear THROAT! SPECIALIST. 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