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FHE MAN OUTSIDE I *0 VERYBODY for ten miles around knew that Burt Thatcher and Minnie Davis were engaged. She was the daughter of a farmer, and he was a clerk In a village store, and both had many friends and ac quaintances. The course of true love was running along as smoothly as a pair of bob sleighs In winter time when a wind mill agent came along and sold Farmer Davis a mill. This agent was a middle-aged man with golden whiskers and a great deal of cheek, and as he had to direct the Betting up of the mill he was at the farmhouse for a couple of weeks. His attention was early attracted to Min nie, and he posed for an.old bachelor and uttered more words of praise and flattery In ten minutes than she had ever heard In a month before. The knowledge that she was en gaged, together wIMi a sight of the young man who was to lead her to the hymeneal altar, animated the agent with a spirit of deviltry, and he sung the praises of Minnie Davis till Burt Thatcher's Jealousy was aroused and he was ready for a quarrel. When once a young man lets his best girl understand that he Is Jealous of her she feels it her bopnden duty to make him as uncomfortable as she can for a few weeks. Young Thatcher might as well have been Jealous of Minnie's grandfather as of the windmill man with his golden whiskers, but when he heard that the US -T «Sia 1 ■ y u s** ■/ yt SrSB-TV *>,' :i I. S«* mjj -1 m Iv ) 7 i#i MH W * fi ■ : "YOU WANT TO PICK A QUARBEL!" two sang hymns and played checkers together, In addition to gathering har vest apples and reading Stiakspeare on the front veranda after dinner, the jjreen-eyert monster demanded a row-. One was forthcoming. One evening the clerk drove up to Farmer Davis' with his Jaw "sot," and five minutes later he was saying to the girl of his heart: "False creature, how dare you look Into my eyes after the way you have carried on with that yallar-wblskered old hollyhock!" "His whiskers are not yellow', but golden," corrected Minnie, "and he's hardly more than a young man yet." It must Ih* a case of love at first sight, with the whiskers throw'n In." » "Ha! "I say his whiskers are golden.' "They are yallar!" "You want to pick a quarrel!" "You want to marry him!" Thence on It was easy for the young All he had to do was to call mau. Minnie a heartless girl, a flirt and a coquette, and add that he was glad he had found her out before It was too late. Her feelings were hurt, her Indigna tion aroused, and she suggested that he had better look around and find some one to suit him better. Of course he drove away with flaming face and surging heart, and of course It wasn't a week before everybody heard of the row aud had something to say about II When he had fulfilled his mission, which was to put up the best wind mills on earth aud tell every farmer's daughter that she was the sweetest and handsomest girl In the country, the windmill man took his pay and drove on, and his golden whiskers were hardly remembered fifteen min utes after his departure. Among the people who were sur prised that he did not ask for Minnie's hand before leaving the neighborhood was Burt Thatcher. He was not only surprised, but mollified. He was not only mollified, but found himself won dering If he couldn't make It up with the girl and he restored to favor. Like many another man, he didn't appre ciate a good thing until he had lost It. The more Burt thought of those whiskers the more he was Inclined to believe that the color was golden, In stead of "yallar," but how was he to let Minnie understand his change of feelings? He must gently crawfish the next time she visited the store to "trade," ard If she showed a yielding disposition the chasm would be bridged. This decision arrived at, be bad only to wait, and for a week before she called, In company with her mother, he had It all mapped out as to how he would receive her. Ills calculations received a bad setback, however. "Mr. Thatcher, we want to look at some of your best tablecloths." an nounced the girl, as she looked him straight In the eyes, and his heart went down like a lump of lead, and he saw those golden whiskers floating In the air about him. During the hour she was In the store Minnie remarked that it was a back ward summer; that the huckleberry crop was very poor; that rain was bad ly needed; that she couldn't under stand why shovels were down and ta blecloths were up, and the uncomfort able young man could recollect four teen different occasions when she lugged in the name of "Mr. Thatcher." He was so put out over events that he sold a 00-cent hoe to old Mr. John son for 28 cents, and astonished Aunt Mary Phillips by asking her 60 cents a yard for 7-cent calico. As a matter of fact, Minnie Intended to do her share toward "making up" when the proper time came, but she wanted to punish the young man first. Four weeks after the buying of the tablecloths, and with (jut the young couple having spoken togethei* since. Farmer Davis and wife set out one day for a ten-mile drive to Cassvllle, Intending to come back before dark. While they were returning they met with an accldeijt, anti it came about that Minnie found herself alone in the house w'hen night fell. She didn't begin to get nervous until about 0 o'clock, but then a call from a tramp frightened her into locking all the doors and imagining all sorts of things. The tramp had taken a cold bite and left, but knowing that she was alone he would doubtless hang about and break Into the house. Farmer Davlg had a shotgun, and that shotgun was kept loaded with bird shot to kill owls and chicken hawks. When Minnie was worked up to such a nervous pitch that she Im agined every gust of wind to be the muffled footsteps of a tramp hhe got down the gun and resolved to perish like a tme heroine. Five minutes after this resolve was taken some one knocked on th» froîit dbor. It was the tramp, of course. Two minutes later he was at the kitchen door. Then he was heard muttering and grumbling and getting a drink of water at the well. With her heart In her mouth and the shotgun ready to fall from her trembling hands, the girl waited. The tramp whistled and then sat down the doorstep. But only for a moment, arose and seemed to move along to kitchen window. His game was to raise the sash or smash the glass, and, shutting her eyes aud trusting that her grave would be kept green, Minnie pointed the gun somewhere or other and pulled the trigger. There was a flash, a roar and a yell. Scared as she was, she detected thing familiar In the tones of the yell, and when her name was shouted she opened the door to admit Burt Thatch er. He had not only heard of the cldent that detained her parents, but had made use of It to drive out to the farmhouse and tell the girl how sorry he was for making a chump of him self. on Then he a nine ac He was not at the window when the shot was fired, but walking away from 1L Most of the charge went wild, but about a dozen of the little pellets pep pered his shoulders and quickened his longing to kiss and make up. opened the door to apeak his name and fall Into his arms, and most of the shot had worked out and the marriage day been set when the old folks reached home, and the mother elevated her hands and rolled up her eyes as she exclaimed: "For the land sakes. but how things do come about In this 'ere world of ours!"—Boston Globe. Minnie Too Previous. A story of Doctor Sewell, for many years warden of New College, Oxford, comes from Public Opinion. Doctor Sewell was seriously ill, about a year ago. the fellows of the college, and, Indeed, all bis frleudr, despaired of his life. The senior fellow at the time, wish ing to have all things In order, wrote to the home secretary for leave to bury the warden in the college chapel. Before the next college meeting the warden hud recovered. He presided at the meeting, and with no little en joyment read out the home office's let ter permitting his own burial. "It gives me great pleasure," said he, "to congratulate the senior fellow bis admirable promptitude and energy. I cannot, however, truthfully say that I regret that both were wasted." When on TINY CLUBHOUSE FOR BOYa Lidt of Pasadena Have a Home Fitted Up With Everything; for Hors. What Is likely the smallest chib house In the world stands near the public highway In the ornate grounds which surround one of Pasadena's handsome homes on Congress street. This one-story, one-room edifice was built years ago for club accommoda tions of a small coterie of boys, young scions of what were then designated as "the best families"—boys who are now grown up—and the very name of the club has passed Into oblivion. Nobody actually knew what took place In this clubhouse, which was built In the West Side suburbs, but It pleased those having the exclusive pos session of It to so shroud their meets with mystery that the most grewsome tales of orgies went abroad, over which Imaginative and uneasy ciders shook their heads dismally, while those who knew only laughed and drew pret ty accurate conclusions from their own boyhood days, that nothing more ex citing than Imitation high Jinks went on there. Be that as It may, those boys have» grown up In grace and wisdom, says the IjOS Angeles Times, and the club house was abandoned and was recent ly purclmsed by Its present owner, A. A. wrlght, who had It moved Into his private grounds and presented It to his grandson. Irving Benton, who lives with him. Although uow personal property, It Is the gathering place of the Junior Athletic Club, and Is fitted up In a manner so exactly like the room of a "grown-up" as to throw any boy or girl who sees It Into spasms of delight. The house Is painted dark green, with white trimmings; Its sash win dows give It a modern, fashionable ef fect, and the outside chimney of red brick adds a real house finish, which captivates. The celling Is plenty high enough for an ordinarily tall man to walk Inside if he Is prepared Jo feel like a giant after getting there; the miniature fire place, baby andirons, low chairs—just ' right for short legs- toy tables, aud everything on the dwarf plan are ad mirably proportioned. The place Is complete. It Is lighted by electricity, *has an electric- bell and telephone, while all the Interior decorations Indi cate a boy's bent. Golf clubs, rackets, guns and fishing rods adorn the walls. Book shelves hold boys' books, the ta ble Is littered with boys' literature. The lockers hold collections of birds' eggs, butterflys, shells and beetles; drawers, stamp collections and ä collec tion of campaign buttons ornament a velvet panel on the wall. It 1* here of an evening the Junior Athletic Club, whose .members are be tween 12 and 11* years of age. meet to discuss club matters, club finances and arrange the very successful and only ocaslonal dances they give for their girl friends at the Valley Hunt Club. This clubhouse Is the center of all the boy life In the neighborhood, and has a charm In Its harmonious com pleteness which Is as fascinating to those who retain an accurate memory of their own childish dreams and long ings as to any of the young fry who revel in its use. Dr. Piet Heyu's Greeting. Piet Heyn was a Dutch naval officer who captured one of the Spanish sliver fleets In 1028. How he was received at home upon his return Is told In the "Naval Heroes of Holland." The home-coming was such as no Dutchman before him had ever experi enced. Wherever he went his reception was one of unbounded enthusiasm. Everywhere he was feasted, every where bonfires were burning, bells were ringing and crowds were shouting themselves hoarse In bis honor. Ills progress from city to city was an un broken ovation. But that was not the end. The Dutch housewife is noted for her cleanliness. After all that feasting, Piet Heyn turned his steps to the home of his two sisters In the village of Bro eck, noted as the most scrupulously neat town In all that land of spotless palntand glistening metal dishes. There Piet annpunced himself by the knocker on the door. This was answered by one of his sisters, who, on opening the door and seeing who was there. Instead of falling upon the neck of her hero-broth er as the sister of such a man would do In any other land, coolly looked at his feet, and seeing that his boots w'erc muddy, said, "So, Piet, Is that you? Just stay there till I bring your slip pers." A 8 rnion on Money. "No, my son," said the Bill ville par ent, "money doesn't bring happiness; It only pays house rent and the grocery bill and makes the bailiff and the bill collector respect us six days In the week, while the parson gives us the hallelula smile on Sunday."—Atlantic Couamutlcn. No Danger There. "That antique Miss Parsley told me yenterday that Dr. Edwon says grip la caught through kissing." "She's safe."—Cleveland Plain Deal er. Fever is as ornery as prize fighters: It won't break clean. I SPOKANE MARKET REPORT. Retail Prices on Provisions in That City. Vegetables—New potatoes, 6 lbs 25c, old. 50c cwt; head lettuce, 10c lb; to matoes, 20c Id; green peppers. 35®50c lb; radishes, 2 bunches 6c; dried on ions, 1c lb or $1 sack; green onions, 3 bunches 5c; cucumbers, California, 15@20c each; beets, 3 bunches 10c; carrots, 2 bunches 5c; parsnips, 2 bunches for 5c; cauliflower, 15®26c head; rhubarb, 10 lbs for 25c; green peas, Oregon, 10c lb; Walla Walla, 10c lb; spinach, 4@5c lb; fresh mint, 5c bunch; horseradish root, 15@20c lb; cabbage, 4® 5c lb; celery, 2 bunches 25c; turnips, 3 bunches 10c; asparagus, 10c lb. Fruits—Lemons, 15@30c doz; apples, 5c lb, 75c@$2 box; oranges, 20@40c <foz; limes, 20c doz; pineapples, 30® 50c each; strawberries, Clarke's Seed ling and Sharpless, 3 for 25c; Hood River, 2 fdr 35c; bananas, 25@36c doz; cherries, 20c lb; Walla Walla cherries, 15c lb; gr.< seberrles, 10c basket; cur rants, 10c basket. Poultry—Spring chickens, 40®65c each; chickens, dressed, 18@20c lb. Dairy Products—Creamery butter, 25@30c lb; country butter. 15@20c lb; oleomargarine, 35@40c roll, 20c lb; cheese, 18@25c lb. Eggs—20c doz; case, $5.25. Honey—Lb, 20c. Grain and Feed—Timothy hay, $1.25 cwt, $21 @23 ton; grain hay, $1.25 cwt, $21@23 ton; alfalfa, $1.20 cwt, $20® 21 ton; chicken feed, $1.35 cwt, $25 ton; oats, $1.25 cwt, $24 ton; bran, 95c cwt; bran and shorts, $1 cwt: shorts, $1.10 cwt; barley, $1.30 cwt; corn, $1.60 cwt. Seeds—Timothy, 7^c lb, $6.50 cwt; alfalfa, 18c lb, $16 cwt; red clover, 18c lb, $16 cwt; white clover, 30c lb, $26 cwt; redtop, 14c lb. $12 cwt; rye grass, 12c lb, $9 cwt; bluegrass, 20c lb, $15 cwt; orchard grass, 17c lb, $15 cwt. Flour—Wholesale, eastern hard wheat, $5®5.50 bbl; retail, fancy pat ents, $1.20 sack; standard brands, $1.15 sack; common grade, $1.10 sack; low est. $1 sack; Washington wheat, $4® 4.50 bbl. Sugar—$6.50 100 lb sack, 14 lbs $1. Prices Paid to Producers. Poultry and Eggs—Chickens, roos ters 11c, hens 13c lb, live weight; eggs, fresh, $5 case; eastern dressed hens, 16c lb. $2.50 Vegetables—New potatoes, cwt; potatoes, 35c cwt; onions, 50® 75c cwt. Live Stock—Steers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; cows; $3.25@4; mutton, ewes, $3®3.50 cwt; wethers, $email@example.com cwt; hogs, live, $6 cwt; dressed, 8@8 1 / £c lb. Eastern Dressed Meats—Steers, 9c lb; cows, 8*4c lb; veal, 10@12c lb; hogs, 9@10c lb; chickens, 16c lb; spring chickens, 35c lb. FOR BIG REVOLVER MATCHES. Experts of America and France Agree Upon Contestants. Conditions for international revolver matches by cable have been agreed upon by the United States Revolver association and the National Shooting society of France, and as a result the contest will oe held June 27, 28 or 30. The question of date is the only mat ter remaining unsettled. The French experts desire that the limit for the barrel be 12*4 inches and the weight of arm 2 5-8 pounds. This was ac cepted by the Americans, most of whom, however, will use the regula tion 6 inch barrel and the other barrels varying up to 8 Inches. There will he 15 men and three substitutes on each team. Each of the 15 will use the 10 standard American targets of six shots each at a distance of 50 yards. Lieutenant Colonel G. S. Grimes, commander of the famous Grimes bat tery of the Spanlsh-Amerlcan war who recently was appointed commandant of the artillery district of Puget sound, has reached Fort Flagler, ac companied by his wife and son. Over 1600 British vessels plying in eastern waters are manned by Chinese crews. A rolling stone sees much and gains polish. Continual dropping in wears away welcome. A hair on the head Is worth two on the brush. Birds of a feather should go and buy overcoats. Mischief finds some Idle hands for satan still to do. 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