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aMTHM SIMON PLA5N.
Ey OLAREKOE JULLEN.
( Copy rich. lbC7. ly the Author.)
Chapters 1. I, III Felix Marchmit ami bin
friend, traveling cn tho $an einv n p Bin, ar
rive at Camp lolo, whro they meet Senor
DonUamon Va'c?jue-z IJuBlamrnto and hi
lovely duuhttr Cannon, from the snnta Cruz
ValiYyt thoy 't out to pursue still further
their Journey, closely followed by Don liutnon
.ml nartv. Caitplna atnbdit on tho plain,
they are awakeuoJ by Carmen ami her maid.
t,o como to them for protection. Their
mules had escaped In the nlht, and her fathe r
and hla servant have jtono lu search of them,
hud failed to return. Tho party It attacked
l.yApaebeP, but they repulse and drive them
oT At dawn they proceed to Don Kanion'a
camp, to nd It plundered and deserted. But
before lon Hon Ramon and Manual appear,
and tho whole party proceeds on Its journey
eastward and comes up with a party of 1'nited
States officers .
fOPYRiCHT. 1397 ir Th: AuThCR
Tho narrow path along which wo had
been traveling camo into ti wauon trail.
which permitted tlie patty to close up
its ranks more compactly.
"Tho llio Gila's iu flood." I hoard
tlio outlaw loader say. "There'll to no
passing it for days."
"I wonder what's tho moaning of so
many lights in tho village," ho ndded.
"Some thing's going on there out of tho
i'-von our routo lay along an irrigating
uitch, with mud walled fields upon ci
mcrsuio. .u the outskirts oi the village
Billy called n halt, and, telling the
party to remain where it was, rode
ahead to K r onuoitcr.
Prest ntly he came hack.
"It's nil right," ho vaid. "They're
Retting ready for some kind of fandango
a hailo era wedding. We'll go ou iu
and 6ee what it i
"You've got the girl and
Mexican. " he paid to Felix. '
do you propose to uor 1 ou won i in
utile to get across the arroyo for 24 hours.
We're going down to Las Polonias. It's
a little- Mexican settlement in tho Gila
valley, alout ten miles below here. You
can't" do bitter than to join us in the
iourney. You'll get a chance to sleep
t lu-re and something to eat, and I m
afraid you'll have a hard chance if you
t,n utiii-r wnv We've a spare horse
tlmt the senorita can ride."
Darkness was falling fast, and we all
felt that the best thing for us to do was
to accept his invitation.
In the ravine were nine horses, secure
Iv picketed, and on five of them we::
bridles and saddles. We showed no in
quisitivenoss as to how the rustlers'
possessions had heen so greatly enlarged
since we saw them at the stage station.
We were grateful for the chance to p. t
a lift to civilized settlements. With
Carmen seated eu the cowboy's saddle,
whose peiiumel was an indifferent sub
stitute for tho crutches of a sidesaddle,
we took our way, in strange compan
ionship, through the darkness, down the
Bide of the arroyo, bound for Las Polo-mas.
After following down the Lank of the
arreiyo a mile er two we struck into a
horse trail which led down toward the
iHla river. In and out among thinly
wooded foothills, alternating with
stretches of massy valley, sometimes da-
nV.mntlv into a ravine, with a
steep bank to climb beyond, the parly
wound its wiiv in siuyio lne. i.ne oui
law chief rode in tho van, followed by
his two men. Lupita and Carme n came I
next, and Felix and I brought up me
rear. In our dark ride through a coun
try unfamiliar to us we had to trust our
safe ty and Carmen's to the good faith
of the three rustlers, each of whom rode
with a price on his head. The only
guarantee of their friendly behavior lay
in tho influence of the Mexican actress
with the leader, and her goeid will to
ward tis had be en inspired by the desire
rf mvpiino rmnn n recreant lover,
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nerhatw : romnassionate feminine
pulse toward her high bred sister of the
Of tho two girls who iu the dark
ness preceded Felix and me along the
devious trail, Lupita. sitting astride her
horso like a handsome cowboy, ie.de in
advance. Now and then, where the lay
of tho ground favored it, Felix pressed
his horso onward no ns to ride by the
ide of Carmen. Tho few softly spnkou
words which at such time s passed be
tween them seemed vastly to comlorr
andencourago her. As the night grew
i,mw l, tnnk from lie-hmd his
eaddlo tho rolled up lneiiau man
wrapped it about her. Observing this
with approval, Lupita took from Jichiud
her eaddlo a largo black man! e and
wrapped it similarly about herselt.
Once Felix.drew rein and fell back feo
as to speak with me.
"If ever wo get safe to white settle
ments, I shall marry her if I can, lie
"Bo far as her liking for yon goes,
thcro doesn't norm to bo any hitch in
tho matter," I said. .
Perhapsiiot. But hero J '
In the little plazeta of Las Pedonias
some thinns had be en going on this day
of great iuh rest to the people- of the
town and to others who had come or
were! exacted from away Francisco
Padilla of Los Te je-nes, beyond the Gila,
was this night to wed a se-norita of the
same hamlet, Tomasia Lu.ian. the niece
of tho head man and ale aide eif Las Pel
lejnias, Don Amlrosio Lajan. The local
itv in whieh the prospective bride and
L'reiom lived was remote and difficult of
access in m the main trave led routes,
and so Don Ambre iei. in the ge neie.sity
nf lii lioi.it. had invited them to Las
Pelt r.ias to 1 e jaaniul in hi l:e.use
Here he would piovide. the we-dding
feast and cnteitaiu the bridal party, the
t.-riest Mai the gui-ts from afar
Wh.ile Frane wo and Te-masa. with
tl.' ir iure nt.-s and an eseort of intimate
frie lid.-, were on their way .to Las Po-
louias Dou Andirosio and his spouse,
aidi-d bv many willing heliiers. we're
pre paving a least that -l:euild e xemplify
the hespitallty of their house. fcVvon
kids and as "many lambs were being
roasted and broiled after the various
n.-wijof ti-i. Mexican cuisine, A Idle
tin- hot, red chili sauce with v
(i, pvfl in lo se rved was simme ring
i.. f-rthiii not. Tortillas, bread
sweet cakes had been bak d in a pre.fn-
Coffee-. I've billy
r e ;vb
Uc took the !!" ' "",,,rrt r"a? vraWC(l
ro:;f tcel end ground, re ady
intr, eliliVsed its aroma
i.f.'n.M- while in a n nu
for the boil
for the time
beingk. pt undit """'"XHLird
a spiritueius ceL r pro hnmcd the hbtial
smVlv of whiskv, agu:.miei:te and wine
t,f the liio (ranoc valley provided Icr
the uencral eiueifainri""
Now with the
with tin- great
from Silver City,
with ham and
coming c nigiiw'iui
, 1 1 c.l t.T.t
roemi cicaiiu o-i-.
with the priest
the musicians waiting
and most of the
to reckon with, and there's likely to .be
plenty of trouble from him. W hilo yon
were riding ahead of camgo thw
afternoon ho may have thought Carmen
and I wero Retting too much W"?5
in each other. At any ra to, . ho took oc
casion to prniso lier as a .dutifnl f daugh
ter and tlicn told how she had been af
Canoed, ever since she was 10 yean ol d.
to tho son of n particular friene of hbs
in Sonorn, one of the Montovcnto nd
and well connected. That's a sor t of ob
lL.i neilr bn brushed asuie
. TeTTi-nim hold I"sl
or got over xor . WJ(1
?"7.hB1 the world fall
: "'If the girl cares for you. mid you
real y mean to marry her. I'll back you
t fwin with or without the don's con-
sent," I answered. . .
' .i. a i..,mpi1 n bar of a Mexi
' At lait the valley oprnrd
wide and dark, with the , l,g . J
r.a Pnlnnln. Beyond tho little ciusre r
of flaming points was what seern
vL i uiz .--"wlinr lenathwise down
.i.. n .iniii liresem. i"""
." .. .. t. ,,a; from up the val
, J ,4v..r i.mcI come down in flood,
11 ....i,iinff nartv off from La?
Pole.nias uuel upM-nm
im What a Pity i uhhiiu
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c , e so far. and ne.w
pcopie ... m.til who
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br befeire he can nimo uguin
Ins fodo but n,ot the ta-tof tlwrn
Lrvondthe inconvenience of delay, there
for the people present. I3nt these us
ivitios amld not decently begin bef, ire
he hour appointed for the marriage
f , nd meanwhile the alcalde
ccn?"l " co wnit.-d. looking out upon
nve on u . . e olo1i nfi
'ai i""" v ,
it was ai this timo that our party
rode into the village. Tho e ry as raised
that the bridal party had arrived, but
tho mistake v.-as elise-overed when we
reide to tho alcalde 's dce;r and asked for
hospitality. I) n Ambrosio we h elme d us
cordially und calle d for a man to show
us the corral where our horses could be
kept and fed. His wife at the same time
came forward to add her greeting. While
Felix assisted Carmen to dismount from
her 1 e ie, Lupita slit pi d from he is un
aided and stood by the side of Don lla
nicn's. daughter. Jlcr cowboy hat had
disappe are d, the long cloak fe ll to he r
heels, hiding the silver spurs, while the
upper part was drawn eowlwiso oicr
her head so far as to hide her fore h cel.
In sueh guise sho might with cejual
probability have been taken for a pious
nun eir the mysteriems he roine of a mas
queraele. Aniceta saluteel her with rcv
ere nce and conducted the two to the
re:om whieh had been prepared as the
bridal chamber for the belated couplo
d i sconced a tclv waiting somewhere be
yond the- llio (Hla.
He re sho bade the m consider the room
and the entire hejuse as theirs and saw
personally that all pre-parations we re
made lor the ir comfort. More than this,
she threw open a wardrobe in whieh
were hanging several oi tho silk gowns
and mantillas which every Mexican
wemuiii of lie r quality is supposed to
"The beautiful senorita may wish a
change of dress. " she said "Anything
in the wanhobe is at her se rvice to
wear. We were expecting that my niece
Toniasa red her husband would oe-cupy
this room. The y were to have been mar
ried tonight. Alas, where are they
nem?" Then, seeing that her listeners
were inteuste-d in the topic, she went
on to give them an ace ouut cf the in
tended weeldiug and the mishap that
had iutcrfereel to prevent it.
While Carmen laved herself with fair
water Lupita etartetl into an adjoining
room, where she tippe d things about ana
examined them inquisitively.
This is the pries; chamber, she
called. "He-re is his rosary. 1 tinuk me
alcalde's wife took mo for a nun. 1 vo
a gn at mind to be one m earnest lor a
little while. '
She swept back to Carmen with tho
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rosary anout ner i:ecjv, um, nmmuii
stepping, steiod peiscd before her. with
hands cicssed ujion her Lreast, the long
e leak diawn over her head in the atti
tude of a nun at deveition. Then, with
a laugh, she threw ell tho cloak and be
gan to dance, rattling the beaels of tho
rosary like castanets
Carmen was toei much horrified at the
sarrilege to preitost in words Instantly
Lupita stoppled and steiod loeiking at her
seriously Carmen, her simple lonei
coniph-ted. sat by the window, her el
bow :n the sill, her forehead resting
her baud. Her eyes auei inouui
that she was em the point oi
crying It was little wonder that sue
she-uld fee-l disconsolate, poor child,
flung a she was among strangers, weary
and famished, afte-r the exciting, peril
ous vicissitudes of such a day
"What is it. senorita. that tremble
yon now?" asked Lupita in a tone that
cxpre sse-d her sympathy
"My father and friends at home
what will they say and think of me after
this, carried away and remaining sc
long under protcetion of men who art
imtof mv kin? Yem know how severe
and exacting our people are with an un
married-girl Anel 1 am mne cent.
Lupita was silent te.r a moment, tneu
'cneirita Carmen Lustamante, she
said, "you love the young American
caballe ro who fought for you and res
cued you. Why not marry him tonight?"
"Marry him tonight?" repeated
Ci-rmen. turning quickly round toward
her madcap advi-crwith tyes very wiue
open, yet with no sign of displeasure in
"Why rot? II vaii jump at the
"Marry without my father's consent.
owv from his hoa .e. with none cf my
"Whv not?" Tbi? priest is here, and
IOC gu.-ts will dar ?e at your wedding.
Then you can snai- your fingers at the
world. And at y,ur father, too. "she
adde d under her Lr-juth
Carme n said nothing, bhowas think
ing gravely. Preser ,ly she rose, walked
to the mirror and Kgan to arrange her
hair. he still was ibsorbe-d in thought,
but a little look of complacency came
upou her face at the sight of the fair
picture the glass reflected Lupita
threw the cloak about herself and slipped
from the room.
Five minutes later the Mexican actress
wn t.-ilkinc earnestly with Felix in a
r-nmrr of the ballroom. Then they went
toge ther to the room where Carmen was,
and Felix knocked at the door, spc-Ke
i iii Lnnita elrew the door
iM,vii.ir it still aiar. and stood out
side. Presently Felix came out with the
f n mini who has no time to spare-,
T.T,itn,fl hand and kissed her check
gratefully as he passed and went to rind
"Remember that I am bister muum
lena a sister of charity from Tuc
ho wViisnerrd as he left her.
lin fnnnd Don Ambrosio sitting with
me in the little room which served as
his ofllce. A pervaut had just brought
i rt unmet classes. The
iu a .. .
otai,i. wnrm with his own hospital
in a most accomnuKlating
ntiil nsked onlv ouestions enougl
to secure the necessary names and places
of residence before granting a license.
his official seal, empowering r e
veibul or written tonsenl of her respon
"Pe rmit me, father, to address you,"
spoke a voice seft but earnest at our
tlbow. "I em her guardian."
I turned to see Lupita, smooth and
demure in her sister's garb. In tho
watdre le- e:f the bridal chamber sho had
fe.u::d a bbick mantilla, whieh, by her
art, had be erne anunlike head covering
which me:-t!y concealed her face. Tho
clos.k whieh she we re to complete her
attire I le it pe sitive was the one whieh
Kangrade l.ad thrown freun his shoul
ders and left cn the ground when he
scaled tl corral vail at tho Hull Himon
stag'1 station the nkdit before. Put it
was i.-i her voice and manner that most
she shewed the re ligicusc.pure and holy.
In tones calm and convincing she con
tinued: ' 'The senorita. who is mothe rlcss, was
intrusted to my cere while, with her fa
ther, we journeyed to Silver City, where
we had hoped to find you. There it was
our intention that you should solemnize
tho marriage be tween her and the young
American c-uballeio. Upon the road we
were informed that you wero not in
town, but would be hero tonight. Her
father's wagon broke down, and he was
unable to travel the rough trail to Las
Polonias. He is a poor mau, who cannot
afi"e rd to leave his property upon the
plain He directed us to take the saddl?
horses and come here at once to get you
to tx rfei m the ceremony, while he will
travel en to meet us later in Silver
"Put did lie send no writing giving
his cone ntV '
"Father, as I have said, he is a poor
man He cannot read or write. He would
not have thought of writing if he could
have done so. He believes that no priest
would for an instant doubt the word of
a sister of charity
The priest looked at her as she stood.
the picture of guileless sincerity, her
eyes, in nor earnestness, niuucMiy mwv
to look him in the face, her lingers play
ingwith his own rosary which ho failed
to recognize as it hung about her neck
His brow cleared
Pardon my hesitation, sister." he
said, with erave respect. "It was my
dutv. as you know, to make full in
nnirif in !i matter such as this. Your
nre sc nee and consent are sufficient to as
sure me that it is proper that I should
nnitf tht rouole in marriaue Let the
vounu woman appear. "
The sravlv dressed dance rs in the hall.
H:cst of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Ktiort.
H W C
jeinrncy to Silvcr'Cfiy, did a gci-d stroko
of business at Las Polonias. He set up
his tent in the plaza and announced an
afternoon and evening performance.
Hot h wero well atte nded and highly ap
preciated, and, of all the performers,
the Se norita Lupita, acting in her fa
miliar redes, wen the loude st plaudits.
Early in the day a messenger was sent
up the arroyo to find Don Ramon and
notify him what had In c-onic or us iho
arroyo had become forelable, and tho don
come back that night with Dolores anel
the messenger ove r the trail which Triu-
bajo bad followed. To say that he was
much taken back when he le arned ot
the marriage is to express the situation
mildly Put tho joy of rcceevenng his
daughter and his gratitude to Filix for
the part he had playediu her rescue pre
vailed over all disappointment uLout the
failure of his matrimonial scheme con
cerning her, and he accepted tho situa-
tionwith philosophy anel later with satisfaction.
Py nightfall the river had so far fallen
that the bridal party, with braneiseo
and Tcmasa. from Lcjs Teje-nes. arrived
soon after sundown Mot cf the guests
were still present, and, with no lack to
cat and drink at Las Polonias they had ago J
only to await the return of the priest quct htt1 1(
. ' ,1-.,.... .l,o rk-.r tnrlehrntPtho be- Was 11 modest jackpot.
P.OYAL FLUSHES A DELUSION.
Jey Cmnu ()nr In n Ylillc, but Do Not
A I iv ii j i Win liu '.i.
"The:;o stories about men making big
winnings by nceieicniauy vau-uiuB
straight flush when luck seemed down
on them make ao very weary," said an
amateur toke player, who has been
"poking" off and on for about 18 years,
playing, however, nothing more impos
ing than "penny ante.
"I always class sneh stories with
snake stories and fishing tales," tho
player went on. "There may be some
truth in them, but I have neve r had any
sueh luck and I have he-Id my own
very well at 'penny ante' teio.
"I Lave had just two 'royal flushes'
in my cxpe-rioneo. So far as the acci
dental and surprising part of them was
concerned, that was all right, but for
the big winnings I never saw them.
On tho contrary, on both occasie.ns, my
opponents I was playing two banded
games each time 'lay clown' on me un
ceremoniously. And I don't think I
gave my hand away either.
"Tho first royal flush I ever had the
fortune to hold in my hand was about
when I was having a
old frienei It
whirling in a picturesque Spanish waltz,
from down the river to celebrate the be
lated nuptials in proper style uut,
thornrh Don Ramon and Felix gave the
young couple generous gifts, we did not
wait to se e them married. e were c-u
our way ro cuver v-n. ui.,
Apaches having h it the country lor the
time being, we arrived cn the second
day without misadventure
There 1 found dispatches caning me
imperatively 10 tne ease. .-u i ji.vi
promptly to say adieu to our party. iea
iug Felix to atte nd to our business m:u
ters at Silver City, where he and his
beautiful bride were to pass the first
week of their honeymoon Alter that
they were to travel westward for a long
visit at Don Ramon's hacienda, in tne
Santa Cruz valley
nf Ibe village, the se
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. f..c in i ieiri neiy,
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In the gre
, cither houses
U ' " . W
,.s i,cW.d and admirers vv
mi. . ..:-...clv fcr the ball to begin
i clu-rp would I'O no vniun'f
that in v . . icf n, cmuic
ing i f
. 1 1... till
.i rattling lur.c riaycci i-j .... -"
w . .. .w.ftnl lele re the Douse. gac
upe.ii . ' ; - usMinLle "
the signal ie i
Mtiullvn. utth Felix and
Carmen htiorc Ului.
stopped in surpiise- as the music, at a
wrtv.l from Don Ambrosio. suddenly
c-c-:ied In u little space, clear of people!,
at tho head cf the hull the priest was
standing, with Felix anel Carmen before
him Hardly understanding at lirbt tho
nieaninu of what was going on, so un
cxpiotodly had it come about, the guests
..,v....v.i vm-mil nt, a resiiectful distance
...wi lw nil th brief and impressive cere
mnnv hieh made the young couple
man and wife. Then, as the little group
concerned in the ceremony passed into
the room beyond, the musicians struck
up a lively tune, and once again tho
dance went cn more merrily thau be fore,
Trt i.,iiifv tho iiouirements of tho
Mexican wedding custom, the bride and
groom had to appear once on the noor
in the dance and to sit for a time at tho
wedding feast. Put soon they disap-
,,..,rr.,i mul I saw tiai no more una
For the safety cf our norses i v
my blankets to the corral so as to sleep
near the animals. Glancing into the
ballroom before I retired trom me went?
1 saw Lupita among the dancer? upon
the floor. Attired In a gayiy riowcuu
silk gown, she was. both from her
bcautv anel the grace of her dancing, mo
cynosure of admiration In the same set
with her was Billy the Kid. his pistols
bulging his coat skirt a he danced, x ne.
priest had long before gone to bed; but.
even had he been present, he scarcely
would have recognized in the reckless,
handsome dancer the demure sister of
charity who had posed as the guardian
angel of Don Ramon's daughter. His
rosary he had found in his rc.cin. in the
place where he had laid it down.
When I woke next morning in tho
bright sunlight, the outlaws had depart
ed. In place of their horses there were
some other animals iu the corral which
I had not noted the night before, but
-hirhvet had a familiar appearance.
Tho reason of this became clear to me
when, on opening the gate, i sw
ilrnu-n Tin fin the outside the wagons
wi, nf rnn Triubaio and the Missou
rinn. and accompanying them had come
the two prospectors. Finding the arroyo"
nii with water and tho road badly
washed out by the flood that came from
--,; in tho mountains, they had
l ill. Ilium " ... J..
turned off upon a wagon trail union u
Wsnr.irek Smw Von STollUe's Sentiment raid
Went Him Ono i: tti r.
A young (Sertuan lady of rank, pra-
Bcssed of grei-.t jieironal e harms and sin
gularly winning maimers, the daughter
of a prominent politician, her.-elf now a
happy wife and mother, once beguiled
Moltke, who was paying a brief visit to
hor father's country homo in Silesia,
into writing something in her autograph
album. Tin. was the entry :
Lr.tro vc-wht ;
Vi';.!iil:' it le:tiht.
V. IIoi-TKC. l-Yllmarscluill,
Wliich in English would be:
A lio must fail ;
Truth will jirevr.ll.
T1-.A i1 -vi -,el ivr.v cVlerrih f d
bldo her iIi.;o u-iU sUiouici io a"u:o
n v.e,.h Moltko's dictum. When her
family had again settled down iu their
Berlin quarters for tho winter season,
Prineo Bi.-niare-k called one afternoon,
and sho showed him her book, calling
his attention to what tho great strate
gist had written, adding urt let-sly: "D-
you think tho rame, dear prince? Per
hapn you would like to aeld your com
ment? And cn the samo j.age? Oh,
thank yon so very much! And ma i
send the volume t) the Wiihelmstra-.- e?'
Tho chancellor next day returned tho
book, now a greatly treasured family
possession, and this iswhat 1 e had writ
ten beneath tho contribution cf hia col
V,ohl weiss leh, cli-.sa in Jenor Welt
Dio Y.Y.hrlicifc aU-U kn i'Z Ik halt.
Dtx-li Fxsm Luv lht, Lehein
!.-..,.. k..!!. . in FeUi:Kir!:-ti;ill verrehonn.
V. Bismaisck. lit iehskan.ler.
Very roughly Englished, the chancel
lor's lines might run scmcuim
In futuro worldH, beyond tho palo,
Tho truth la strong nnd thiill prevail.
Hut 'gainst our innndano lie", 'tis ilaln,
Field ni.irslnils even fl'ht In vain.
"My opponent oncd it for a nickel
the limit. I skinned my hand, nut
could not fiud a pair. A king and queen
of hearts looked pretty, and I chippe d
iu my nickel and drew to them.
"Imagine my surprise when an ace,
a ten and u jack of hearts camo to me.
I kept mighty quiet, hoping to make a
"My opponent threw in a nickel chip,
and I saw it and raided it tho nickel
limit. Ho lay down. n- had net b t
torcMl a measly pair of j-.ie-ks.
"Tho other timo I had a royal flush
was about a year and a half ago. My
opponent asked me if I had ever had
one r.nd said that he had ner.
"The) second hand after his remark 1
had tho 'ago,' and he staid in. I had a
queen, jack and ten of clubs and thought
I would try fer a straight or flush. Tho
kh'3 and then the aeo of clubs camo to
"My opponeut skinned Irs hand and
eu said, 'I'll give it to yon. ' Ho had
r.nlv :lh sice hi;.rh. with king next.
"I showed him my hand, and he ve.l
ubly congratulated himself that he had
not 'bette-red' his draw, while I well,
I never swear in company, but I felt
mighty liko it." Kansas City Star.
Ho was n young Prineo Charming,
beautiful, brav capable of enduring
hardships and, till his misfortune soured
him, not only kind, but of mi uncom
mon and aim-;.!, impolitic; humanity.
Well might Walton, the rpy, pronounce
bi n, with the Idood of John Sob.e.-ki in
I his veins, "a far move dange rous enemy
j to the present evi.iblrhment e.f tlm gov
ernment in England than ever h:s fa
when a k ng cr some
ity, E"!g'Janel seemed to
a king born to bo
tende-uey ci tilings was
t'hiia. lie ::; pe;-.J:-., I
under hisotlicmi seai, cm o. v. - , in f uichtmnt in
uusiamaiiiv i, ineiu, mm
Iktornlifillt. nnd CamiCIl
suite together in the holy bonds of mat
rimony. . .
With the priest the matter of perform
ing the marriage ceremony was not ar
ranged so easily. It was with some se
verity that he spoke to Felix, after ask
iug him the questions customary in sucn
C&"It is strange." he said, "that none
of her family or any one claiming the
authority of a guardian should U prc-
cut at a ceremony so soiemn wu -tKirtant.
I feel that I unmet nnthomjd
oTHrforin the ccrcmcny without the
-.., r.i n T.ia Poloni
'Somewhat to my surprise. Lupita hael
,f nonnmnnnied the outlaws Indeed
sho seemed not at all inconsolable oyer
the departure of her lover, which h
to suspect that they had parted
-,ii.w. i,v mutual ncrecmciit,
,f nr-niti when tho occasion should
serve. The priest had gone away before
r,,.icn nln-r nndacious personation be
fore him of a sister of charity remained
Trinb.ilo. waiting for the w a
ter to fall bo that he could resume his
In thu'o d uy.
sort was n ne c e.
h.ivo in Ch:-.r
udiired. Put tl -invincibly
An Indi-pendrnt Lawyer,
biw-vrr. with his client, called one
d.iv nt tho oflleo of a gentleman who is
considered to lo one of tho leading men
of tho Philadelphia bar. iho lawjer
had an important casc, and ho waiitea
to tako tho legal big gun in as aa iscr.
Ho explained his business nnd nam no
and tho client would lio back in tho aft
ernoon. "I won't bo hero then," said
tho legal giant. "I havo au engagement
at 3 o'clock, and I won't bo here after
that hour. " "But there is a $."i,000 feo
in this for you," explained the younger
lawyer. "Can't help it. i wont i
here. Yem will havo to como tomorrow."
"But my client can t como tomor
row." "Well, I can't break my engage
ment," said tho senior. Alter some iur
ther t :'k it was agreed that a. meeting
bo held that night. That afternoon, hav
ing nothing else to do, tho young law
yer and his client went to a ball game.
Tho first man they saw inside the
grounds was the great lawyer, who was
hurrahing for the "Phillies" with all
chn vW,r of his lungs. That was his
cvclie.-s n Kiy
own to mVi'c If. to l::.vo bad be
itioi than any m::n f hi the
fuuitli .L.-rci i": It i.l I'lcsMe-n. Thcro
was nothing in l.'s fcV-ote h i--j.e dillc-n,
till tlio fa!:.l l.i'-iov.- c f (:Uod. n, t'eat
cVd not be- a f;ont'ci.n:!i c-id e. k'i ;;
Tho i;v.:: e:v.:i a f.e'.V.bv.t v :uh::t
rcmn.u:i '2 the c.uld I ..--.v:: e-r' ',!. cov
enant, publicly blamed h's "fir I'.-h
lenity and p:.j " to tlu-'-re-l.-oa!,-. v.!. z i
Provuleve put into 1 '.' h:.ml- "
If his cor. !: .'-:.' is ae en: e d, : :i h: :-tin t
of Marlborough been, and th.o c vidori'.o
cf Malcolm MeLeed, "ueer was a r..:.n
not a cov.-ard pir.de nt, mr si m.'.n net
rash so bravo," may be take n us di.-pos-ii,rv,.f
childishly malevede.it i.ecu a-
tion. Ho was gentle and considerate; till
misfortune taught him suspicion
linnn deferred made the heart sie-k.
espesure, which ho bore so gallantly in
tho highhiids, and tho habits of that
country, taught him his fatal vice, which
corrupted and debased a character nat
urally noble and generous c
lie Returned the Tip.
The Bristol (England) Mercury says
that while Padorcwski, the pianist, was
in a nearby town recently ho received a
courteously worded letter asking to al
low an invalid lady to call upon him
anel hear him play one piece, promising
in return for "this great treat" a dou
ceur of half a guinea, whieh was te nder
ed with much aindogy. The letter was
so worded as to bo a courteous and deli
cate appeal to tho pianist's generosity.
Tho letter had tho desired fleet, and he
appointed a time. Iunctual to tho mo
ment, the lady appeared, and Paderew-kl-i
nhived her a few liieces. Tho ladv
i thanked him and slipped the promised
half guinea in the most gracious moeie
of tip giving into his palm. "Ah! what
is this?" blandly asked tho pianM.
"The half guinea I promised you."
"Ire-ally U-liee," he answered, with a
smile, "that I shall be able to ge t to
thei next town without it," saying
which he returned the proffered lar-
. t ..,.,1 t it LiV.-ll
U0;!.V0, DOWCCl Clli; 'i.v .'' -
the lawyer s prtu tie e ne ts him en ugii j j' ij;t(,rrnptC(i iukfust.
money vm-U yc-ar tom d.e h:r.i in!eicu.b .
out. PhiLidc-lpMa I:.-p'rcr
In L!ncohi.-hire, England, it is the
rurrcnt llicf that Bishop Fleming,
founder of Lincoln college, Oxford, died
while attempting to imitato tho Sav
iour's miraculous fast of 40 days.
Servia is thus called liecanso it was
originally inhabited by the Snedi, or
Kuevi, who located there, designing to
remain, but were driven out toward thtf
north by other triles, and finally made
their way to Sweden.