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(CONTINUED FROM PACE 5-) It is unnecessary m v to consider method of instruct on or class room lie ails. Those questions will receive attention in ok season. The subject, that which most concerns us at this season, ii toe policy to be pursued under the new order ot things. In view of the very pro ne unced determination of the legis lature as to the future government of Uce college, an expression from ma seems superfluous, but the oft repeated, assertions of certain high critics that the a;tion of the legis lative and judicial departments of tl.e stats would not accomplish the ends desired, renders a declaration from me imperative. I do not be lieve iu coquetting: - law, whether sacred, secular or 8. holas tic. Gratitude forbids that the gen- r n henefactor should be CI UOI i-J vs. - - - forgotten. Honor never excuses the violation of a covenant. As prefaideut of the Industrial Institute and College I shall exercise all of the powers granted to that official, and in the discharge of his duties l shall favor those only who manifest a zealous willingness to rightly ad vance the educational welfare of the young women wlio come here for training. But I have not come to do the work of an iconoclast. My efforts shall be to build and broad en, not to tear down and destroy; to accomplish with the co-operation f the faculty the grand purpose for which this institution was es tablished. What indeed are the purposes of this school? Why cloes it exist? What does it mean for the young women of Mississip pi? In the language of another, it Bays to the poor girls of the state, that aUhough you are deprived of the comforts and opportunities of wealth, you may put your brain in to your hands and thus add to your native graces, that glorious inde pendence which fits you for the business of bread winning, and that though you may eat coarser food and wear shabbier dress and dwell in a smaller house and work earlier and later and harder than your rich companion, still you may have your eyes trained to behold the sime glory in the Heavens and the same boautyon earth; you may have mind developed to appreciate the same sweetness in music and the same loveliness in art;' you may have your hearts opened to enjoy " lit- the same literary treasures ana me spmc philosophic truths'; you may hiive your soul stirred by the same social influence and by the s:i:w iritual ideas as the Uaugtueri 01 sp wealthier neighbors. And vi air how pray, aro these thing3 to be seeking tho correct at'ahied? In i aii.v.ver to this inquiry U-e s.itci jji.iUc is the law. The act establish iu.; this institution says: 'The purpose and aim of this 001105'-! i the moral and inteli UkiI advance ment of the wl it'? girl s of the state bj the mamt ii lanco of a first class insti'uliun fur their education in the arts -ind sciences, and their training in normal school methods and Kin dergarten, and their instruction in bookkeeping, photograpy, stenog raphy, telegraphy and typovnting, and in u.v;i,rnin, drawing, engrav jnnr.l painting, and their indus- application; and also in fancy, general and practical needlework, and in such other industrial bran ches as experience from time to time shall suggest as necessary or proper to fit them for the practical affairs of life.' There seems little doubt as to the legislative will re garding the end of the college. As 1 interpret the statue the industrial and normal departments must be magnified and emphasized. The wise men who founded this institu tion saw with prophetic eye the dawn of a new era for women. They had no model, but they built wisely and well. Realizing that women might become independent, sacri ficing her womanliness and know ing that she posessed inherent qual ities, which, if rightly developed, would raise her above the sphere of a dependent, and which would at the same time enrich the state, they thoueht to give the young- women of our commonwealth opportunities never before vouchsafed to the women of any other land. In open ins? the doors of this institution thev invited the daughters of Mis sissippi to enter the industrial world along by the side of their brothers and there to become pro ducers and bread winners. They said to our young women, 'Come here and let us train your hands wb'le we develop your heads and hearts.' Eat the founders of the col'ee did not stop with provisions for industrial education. They saw a liioitless field for our girls in the profession of teaching. In years that a e gone the public school tenhera of Mississippi were not noted for their learning, and they were wholly ign jrant of pedagogi cal principles, llirough their ig norance and lack of training we may conjecture that the state annually sustained a vast waste of intellec tual and moral forces. Seeing this ini-stimab and perpetual loss to t he ftaie the founders of the I. I. ec (,'. attempted to arr-'st it as far a- pjssible by fitting teachers for gvod and acceptable service. My ou rxnerienee as State Sui e nntend. nt jf Education leads mo to the un happy conclusion that thousands it bright minds in our common schools are blunted, if not wholly ruined by the vicious system of instruction practiced by so many so-called teachers. Three hundred thousand children in the graded and rural schools of the state are In urgent need of professioi ally trained teach ers. Eighty per cent of the teach ers in the common schools of Miss issippi are women. Be it far from me to cast appersions upon the no ble armv of men and women wro are striving to make citizens lor tut. slate through the common schools. My association with them has ex cited my highest admiration for them, but they, themselves feel the need of professional leadership. By training our students for such mis sionary work we shall do the state invaluable service. As I understand the law these are the principal ends for which this school was establish ed. It is true that no student is re quired to practice the art or pro fession here acquired, if she enters here she is expected to pursue a course which will fit her for such service as occasion demands. In adjusting our curriculum to legis lative will these ends must be kept in view, and we must consider the interest of the great majority, rath er than the wishes of the select few, whose interests, however, will be conserved as far as possible What nobler purpose could we, th: guardians of these young women, have than this? What loftier am bitions could animate us? But let me charge you, ladies of the fac ulty, that in the prosecution of these duties we today assume, a union of our energies is essential That a house divided against itself will fall, is as true in the scholastic as in the spiritual world. As I pass through the devious intricacies of the task assigned me I shall need, I shall expect your zealous co-operation, your loyal support. Disloy alty is treason and in my experience 43 an executive I have always treat ed it as a disqualification regardless of scholarly attainments. The high qualities which you manifested dur ing the trying ordeal from which the college is emerging and the he roic conduct which you displayed when all was shrouded in gloom, entitles you to high commendation and consideration. Women pos sessing such traits of character are capable of rendering moat acceptable I service. And now a few words with you, young ladies of the student body: You too have duties to perform. The exalted privileges which you enjoy in this splendid instil uti'Vi, cany with them responsibilities, of no incu.li order. A mother is . ;.! ways judged by the character' arid coiv.Iuct of her daughters, so also is a s- chool judged by the character and conduct of its students. In this njjo n.ore than in ail others oppor lum'ies for higher culture are guur- into-el to women, ivtiicatioiial r frictions are being removed and woman is hav.ng a tair chance in all pioper fields of human endeavor. iiut there aie boine tendencies ii- f ininine fields which aro danger ous. Opportunity is otten mistaken tor unbridled license. Many women thrown upon their own resource . seek to pass beyond the pale o; ir.an's divinely limited sphere. In the unequal contest of life every good woman who runs the race alone receives the homatge of all good men. In fitting yourselves for lives of usefulness and inde pendence you shall receive from us that helpful sympathy which goes out from teacher to pupil. In this busy world of ours there are limit less positions of usefulness and honor for the well trained woman. Your presence here means that you have a purpose in life, and you will find in this institution that the stu dent who works most will be most respected and honored. Labor dig nities and elevated womanhood, but it matters not what training a worn sn may receive, it matters not what intellectual culture a woman may acquire, she must always conform her life to the divine win. I would advise you to eschew that education which scoffs at the busi ness of home making, which under rates domestic virtues and which inevitably leads its devotees into the realms of intellectual bigotry. The best training is that which fits you for nature's sphere, for af ter all it is through the home that nations and republics become great' In every land where men are groat and women are good the home stands first in the national heart. Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher iu speak ing to the young women of the north where peculiar notions prevail as to women's rights and women's duties says that heme stands fust before all things. No matter how high your ambition may transcend us duties, no matter how far your t ll- ents or your intUier.co mcy re;ieh bt.yond it-J tluuf.-, before cvc. ylhin else build a tr i home, and culti vate within it Jove, truth, honor, character and ko-o'lenebs, in short those pnncipie-i of chrisf i imty which women above all 6hould es pouse, to wi ich L,ue is most indebt ed. In your bright earnest facea I read the fond hopes of the homes you represent here today and I be lieve you will not disappoint the ex pectations of those who have sacri ficed so much that you may be fitted tor the high duties and responsibili ties of christian womanhood. In conclusion let me say that we ap preciate the presence of oi r Colum bus friends, on whose support we bhall hereafter confidently rely. We recognize our aceountcbihty to the people of Mississippi. It is from diem that werteriviail r.ew-'r and opportunity ; it is to them that we must give an account of our stew ardship. We th ill not appeal in vain fur charity and sympathy to the high minded citi.eni of this state. In all humility we beg to remind them that no human or ganization is exempt from human limitations and imperfections. All that can be hoped for is a near ap proxixatiou to f.ur ideals of excel lence or perfection. Profiting by the errors and misfortunes of the past, with the faculty, pupils and patrons united in a oneness of pur pose we Kiiall confidently expect the Industril Institute aud College to become a crown ot glory for the young womanhood of Mississippi. From Aew Zealand. Beeftoii. N Z.,Nov. , 18. I am very pleased to statu that since I took the agency of Cham berlain's medicines the sale has linen very large, more especially of the Cough Koniecly. In two years lhave sold more of this particular remedy than of nil other uiukws for the pre vious five year. As to its efficacy, I have been Informed by scores of persons of the good result they have received from It, and ki.ow its value from the ue of it In my own household. It is so pleasant to tpke that we have to place the bottle Uh yond the reach of the children. K. J, M'AKTLKBTKY. For sale by K. O. Chapman. CURTAIN RAISERS. lime. Rhea is reported to be dying of cancer. Courtcnay Thorpe ii in Eflon Terry's support. Ethel Wlnthrop is with Sol Smith Rus sell's oompany. Julio Opp will appear in London in "A Man of Forty." Delia Fox's new operatlo comedy is en titled "The Little Jokur." Walter Perkins la doing l)!g businos with "My Friend From India." Charles Dill ton will again play Marcus Supcrbus in "The Sign of tho Cross." "A Dangerous Maid" follows "Yankoe Doodle Dandy" at tho New York Casino. Harry Woodruff is tho latest vaudeville star, lie ap'.iears in "A Hit of Business." Harry Conor, who plays tho title rolo in "A Stranger In New York," is a Boston boy. "A Misfit Marriage," the latest farce by Dn Sonchet, will be produced Out. 3 at Washington. Edgar L. Davenport has been re-eugtiged for tho Columbus theater (New York) stock company. Mary Hampton will be Xiir&4in a new play niter the holidays under-Hbo direc tion of Jacob I.ltt. G ratio 1'. Atwell has gone to Cleveland to iteuept a position as leading lady of a stuck company thero. "Mr. Jersey, "or rather J.Hy Langtry, is to return to the stavo. The race track is nil right, but the singe is better. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. A t'?! gnldpicco is a nice round stun. Tho luppler some men aro tho more money tlu-y possess. The elevator in a department sterols merely a shoplifter. Popularity often wiis new acquaint ances ruul loses old friends. It ft ripifnt ly rains en the just because the uhj.t.-t has can led off his umbrella. When a young man s.-pic-'es an heiress, she is apt to lind herself pressed for nioiuy. A pesi-tmi.-a is enewho is always expect ing bud luck and id sur.iiscd when it comes. After spending atwo weeks' Vacation In tho country but few men aro patriot ic enough for it. A lishcrionn says fish should not be per mitted to lie when thry can be hung. Tho same might be said of fishermen. When a woman can speak threo or four languages fluently, she is foolish to throw herself away on a man who understand but ono. Chicago News. WOMEN'S WAYS. Why don 't somo of the married women look ns pretty as tho widows? No girl should go away to school after she is old enough to powder her face. A woman isn t as economical as she might be unless she makes her children's nightgowns of flour sacks. Nothing makes a man quite so mad as to offer to help his wife and then be told that she can get along better without him. An Atchison woman whose husband re fuses to let her give parties is compelled to move every year In order to let people see her new furniture. Whenever a woman looks at her parlor 6he sees a vaonnt plaoo that could be Just filled by a certain plene of furniture down town which she admires. Atchison Globe. THE SICK MAN. We hope that the news is true that the old Turk is at last to bo made to pay up for the damage done to Americans in Armenia. This plain duly, this most le gitimate use of our navy, has boen neglect ed for years. New York Post The sultan's unrivaled collection of ul timatums has been enriched by a note from Mr. MeKinley warning him frankly that he cannot repudiate any part, of the re sponsibility for the American losses in tho Armenian butcheries. .New York World. MATRIMONIAL DON'TS. Don't marry tho woman who would rather nurse a pug di g than a baby. Don't marry the women who would rather die than wear a bonnet two seasons old. Don't marry the woman who wants things just because "utiier women" have tliem. Don't marry the woman who buys brlc- I .ran for the best room and borrows .iiwu utensils from her neighbors. The Sure 1m Grippe Cure. There is no use suffering fr un this dradful malady, if you will only net the right remedy. You are hav ing pain all through your bo ly. your fiver is nut of ordf-r. nave no appe tite, no life or ambition, btve a bad cold, in fact are completely used up. ' Klectrie Bitteis is the only r-iiieoy that will give you prompt and Mile i rllf. They act Jireetly on your; Liver, Htoinaeti aed Kidnej s, t .oe ; up the wholo syst-m and make on j leel like a new (eng. They arri guaranteed to cur or price r. fui.d ' i-d. For sale at K. ('. Chapman's ! Di ng rtoro. Only M eetiu per but- j ter. I The Parrot In Trade. "No use to dun 'em! No use to dun 'em! They'er deadbeats!,, These words uttered in shrill, piercing tones, attracted a crowd in the vicinty ot Lincoln Tark, says a Chicago exchange. A well dressed young man emerged from the vestibule of a residence, where he had been conversing with a wo man, and rushed down the steps to the covered buggy in front of tie house. "No use to dun 'em! No use to dun em! Thev'er dead beats!" "toilet, Polly, Shut your mouth," cried the voting man as he removed from the seat of the vehicle a lsrae cage containing a particularly vicious looking parrot. After several times repeating its 1111 complimentry protests the bird finally subsided slid Its master reacended the steps to the vestibule, from which he soon emerged with some bank notes in his hand. -It's an original scheme of my iwr," explained the young man a little later, "and I'll explain the scheme if you keep It mom. Home time ago I was con nected with an agency lhat employed uniformed col ectora and yellow wsg ons, the object, being to intimidate the debtor, who would pv a Just bill ratlT than be disgraced by having self-advertising bad debt collectors calling upon him every day. "After a tune legal proceedings were taken by a disgusted debtor who hud been persistently annoyed, and the wagons and uniforms wcr) promptly suppressed. But are deadbeats to es cape paving the Just dues on tbst ae coiintT " I thought not.and recently de vised the plan I am now carrying into execution. "People wnose name are on the back list are generally shrewd enough to un derstand the situation and a settle ment is at once made or arranged for. I have been operating for over a month and in but one instance lias Polly been called upon to repeat her well-rehears ed act. I am told that complaints have been made to the police.and I must make hav while the sun shines. (iood dav. Bve-bye! I'm o bird. I am!,' shrieked the parrot, as the enterprising collector drove briskly away. LIST OF JURORS. For Fall Term of Circuit Court, The Commercial publishes below a list of the Grand and Petit Jurors for the fall term of Circuit Court which convenes Monday, November 2lst. The Grand Jury will be drawn from the first fifty names: FIP.ST WEEK. Jas. L. Smith, T. B. Isaacs, V. L Ellis, jr., G. P. Waller, G. D. Shel ton, G. F. McCown, J. L. Walker U. E. Leech, J. A. Thompson, Wil lia Banks, O. P. L.rger, Geo. it. Ezell, J. J. Loftis, Jno. W. Chand ler, t. E. Hale, J. L. Ejruer, Thou. Harrison, W. W. Sharp, L. A. Vauyhan, ' A. N. Butts, W. T, Wheeler, S. L. Cain, H. G. Harris, J. B. Brooks, J. W. Harvey, Perry Vertier, V. P. Cratldock, T. B. Beck with, V. F. Smith, A. E. liearon, E. B. Eger, W. E. Fiazee, D. H. Bowlin, H. W. Ervin.J. D. Curgin, W. W. Egger, T. B. Calvin Jas. C. Goyne, J. M. Bryan, D. A. Burgin, A. J. Fuqua, J. T. Seiiter John Weaver, J. T. Orr, C. Ii. Smith, J. M. Cockerham, Chas. H. Jacob, Geo. W. Boyd, W. A. Love, C, II. Blackwell. SECOND WEEK. J. II. Vaughan, T. B. Basinger, Thos. Askew, J. E. Laurence, Geo. DeWitt, W. H. Johnston, J. C. Cox, jr., S. W. Caldwell, Jas. Hughson, J. C. Roycroft, E. M. Franks, Z. T. Ellis, W. M. Harris, A. C. Hearon, J. R. Harris, jr., Sam Kline, jr., T. G. Ilines, A. G. Ridgeway, J. N. Bailey, S. L. Darnell, R. E. Ellis, J. C. Hackleman, R. M. Love, W. S Turner, B. H. Atkinson, J. L. Fan cher, E. T. Moore, T. J. Smith, W. II. Coburn, W. T. Cole. A Narrow Escape. Thankful words written by Mrs. Ada K. Hart, of Uroton, ri. D., '-Was taken with a bad cold which eettljil on my lungs; cough set in and fin ally terminated ic Consumption, tour Doctors gave mo up. Buying I could live but a short time. I gave myself up to my Havior, determined if I could not stay with my friends on earth, l would meet my absent ones above. My husband was ad vised to get Dr. King's New Discov ery for Consumption, Coughs and Colds. I gave it a trial, took in all eight bottles. It has cured 'no, and thank God I am saved aud now a well and healthy woman." Trial bottles free ut E. C, Chapman's drug store, liegular size ode. ami $li'T. guaranteed or price refunded. '. Butler Brothers wish to nntn -e the. tact, that they huvo lin i . tr g.tins in fall wedding presents. Come unil see. them. The ladies inverness coat the mc st stylish garment for winter wear re ceived at Selig's; an early inspec tion desired. Only a few. TO A VIOLIN. What wondroDS power from hi avsn opest t&ea wroutiht? What prisi.md Arli-l within th broodst ITsri-i'l (f hniimn i-k II ie-i! l-ue sn thontSt, Liv'it u a drj knl in the winter woeOjl Then n.Ts; Ic 1 tiir tf, ill nniful, w hnt mind t i in , r.-si t!,,-,-, v. Imt i-iii lii'.-ure 1-an An.l eet of rh um tl.v r'i-r kli.i'e lhlw'ma, Tb.na delicate unu l e: .".i t work uf ii.il n T Amis m? hio"1 tl.-ii '.i'-it mnte and still; TiHiU wiit not bn;.tl-e Iu n;e thy wcTd tlnr; TIit leati-hii-", tunes the ie.:ir ntr slssll tiinll To no entreaty er coBiiuund ot ruiee. But rs-tnes thy n:n-terl I.o, thou yiel''it nil l'lislnu nml j..'ii Iim,. ritl't ere ami rti st inr! To the s.juI nifU thy winchum miifl duth call. . In laiiunce t xqulsUe ts-j nnd celnpure. Till into mwh articulate t lnt Tli'-n wi tu-t to hresk, and thy charmed lis ti'ntr hciir Tie vnlen.' echf'ii ef the vanUhed pa4, TonchliiK tilt- (fource ef fcluiliicsM and of tears. And with bewtd bead be lets the in't wava nil Across him, awayed by thut weird power of tliine. And reverence and wonder fill his aonl TUht mau'a eriatiun should lie so divine. Cell Thaxter. THE THIRD POPLAR. The fifty was cold. The gray iky promised the first December Enow. Be tween one row and another of her em broidery Adrians thought what felicity it was to sit in the warmth of thin sew ing room. In this elegnnt nest, prepared by her Kurico, she realized all the love that he had sworn for her. The new apartment, full of bright ness and charm, was her own. She was at last Enrico's wife, the absolute queen over this enchanting kingdom. She rose from her seat, moved her feet over the downy carpet, undertook a pilgrimage throogh this miniature world, which bad always been her dream and wni now her dearest reality. This solitary journey bad new attractions for her; these possessions appeared to her like a prize. As she went from one room to another she ctmio npon one where En rico wrote and studied. It was the first time, after two mouths of marring--, that the hod set foot in this elegit i room, which hnd an original look fioiu its artistic disorder. She eutered here, her heart touched. He was away from home aud was ignotaiitof what she was thinkiiiR about hiiu. No one, where he was, could speak of her, but she felt his presence in every minute particular, from tho delicate perfume of the cigar clinging to the fnrnitnreeven to the sil ver paper cutter between the pages of n book lying on the writing desk. Apnim-t the wall, behind the sofa on which she was eittiug, hung a shield of plush, crosHC-d by a band of rose colored silk. Ou this bnnd she hud embroidered a spray if ftugetnieni ts. rho had given this to him when they were engagul, and he had stuck their two photographs in it. bhe stood a moment to look at it, rose on the tips of her toes and kissed his with her red lips. Iu the stnvo tho fire slumbered. What a delicious atmos phere this room had! rMie seated her self iu the armchair in KnricoN place and read with curiosity tho titles of the books scatb-red ou the mahogany writ ing desk. Tiny we:e tho uuioterpieets of modern lilemture. Here ami time mauv sheets w re t, best-on cov. rid with minute and eh--gant writing bin in-n vriting. Jlmv readily slui ri rocjni. d tho loiii; sen tences iu which he hud wiilteu his pro- tosta; id s of love. M.o p lanced at a sin et Which c:.inai:.i il it fev lines in the form of a i:-to. 1 in ro v.-er-i threo or four ira-in-s. To whom coul-r" her Kurico write? .Mai would bud out iu a minute, fc-ho 1'- .u: "A-b-i-- d 1 riicba: '", lo- 01-s-cd iio::r Is fin-iITy re:ichi 1 w.h.-n 1 c 11 wo s;i- r in your cars the most p:is--i nunc iriii.. .V y wif-i h.ts no sus picion. Tl;-,--!-! ov, l'i- o:;y. at t In tile iit'L eriioon, I will nt-'. I y-ci ut the pol-lio tfur dcte. I tttll he wt.t in;r inch r the third poplar tree to 111.- h it for you to coin--. l-"arow II nv.v. Fur in-- it- rnity cwn menc from to-hiv. It will rhilsh tomor row with jour Iirst Kin lo .-our "WHO KNOWS?" Adiiatia had finished n ailing it the second time, but kept ou nailing, hold ing her breath, palo as a corpse, with her eyes fixed ou the infernal note, which sho crumpled in her rigid hands. I'ocr child! A sj asniodio sobcamo from her threat. Sho threw herself on the sofa in a terrible fit ef tlosperatiou. In htr youthful mind, maddened with grief, she njaijo the most dreadful reso lutions, but this was the one that came uppermost: To fly to ber mother and weep, weep forever on ber bosom until death should release her. Suddenly she calnied herself. She read the horrid note attentively and let these words escape her: " 'Tomorrow, Friday, at 4 o'clock, poplar to the left' but today is Friday it is half past 3, but, then, there is barely time to go out and learn the worst of my torture and fly." The gray clouds sifted down the now. Adriaua walked along under its icy caress. She was fatigued. The gar dens were far off. The people hastening by tnrued to lexik at her. She saw only the interminable street. Panting, wet with perspiration, covered with snow, she fiually reached the gardens. 6he eutered the third poplar to the loft was there. In front of the accursed tree a few bushes shivered iu the wiud. She hid behind cneuf them and waited with death iu her heart. Kow the perspiration froze on ber skin. The piercing cold made her shiv er. The snow fell faste-r and faster, and seniu the bare branches, the trunks, the fe w leaves aud the street were covered with it, but Adriaua did not notice the snow nor pay any heed to her weari ness. Her beautiful blue eyes were fixed ou the third prphir to the left, and she blessed the abuudaut suowautl the furi ous wiud which permitted her to be there, quite alone, at the downfall of her love. Four o'clock sounded, hut she saw no one. It commenced to grow dark. The electrio lamps were already lighted, and under their bh i?h light the whiteness of the snow pj ared like marble. Kren ing had come. The third poplar to the left, all corervlwith snow, waited in vaiti, like heta'.f, braving, like her, the fury of the temr-st. Adriaua, benumb ed, trembling, lonely, came out from her hi.iing place and turned to retrace ber on-less steps. The maid bu. toned at the sound of the bell. "Ii it Signer Enrico?" asked Adriaua anxiously. "No, I met him en the stairs after the sig'nora went out, r.nd bo came iu agaiu in a few moments." "Atlriitna, Adriaua, my love, whore have you been in such weatln rr" So saving, Enrico met her with open arms. Ho freed her from her mantle, he avy with snow, brushed her damp b ir and led btr lovingly toward the open fire. She let him do so and looked around ber. The dinner table was spn ad with the white damask tablecloth, the glit tering glasses, the silver, the bouipn t of sweet flowers, the bright lights all this bitted paradise of love lost forever this brought her desperation to a climax, and while Enrico, crouching at ber feet, kiss-d her bands red with cold, he broke out into weeping. Enrico rose with a bound. "What has happened to yon, my love? What grave disaster? Oh, speak, Adriaua, do not let me suffer sol" But Adriaua could not speak. Sobs followed sobs, aud her breast heaved spasmodically. "For the love of God, Adriaua I" burst forth Eurico, "For the love of God, speak, or 1 shall go mad I" Enrico's tone waa so heartrending, his words trembled to on tho vergo of weeping that Adriana looked at him for an instant and stammered in a broken voice: "Yon do not any longer love me I" Eurico calmed himself as if by magic. He regained control of himself, kneeled again at her feet aud laid with a caress ing voice: "And why do you say I do not love you any more?" At this seaming show of hypcxrisy Adriaua felt her heart filled with dis dain at thought of ber lost calmness and lovo and happiness. She sprang up and drew away from him as from an impure object, looked at him with eyes full of tears, exclaiming, in a voice trembling with despair: "Perhaps another woman than me perhaps a woman whom yon call your adored Amelia" here ber voice broke into a sob "waited for you today iu the garden at 4 o'clock nuder the third poplar to the left!" A rippling laugh, shrill aud irresisti ble, interrupted Adrians' words. Eu rico laughed like a mailman. 1 lo em braced her iu spito of herself, dre w In r into his study, covering her with kisses aud, pointing to the scattered pages still lying on his writing desk, said: "But do yon not see? Do you not see thut this uoto belongs to.a story that your Kurico is writing?" Adrians looked at him with imiaz? merit. Iter eyes filled with joy. "Howl have suffered!" sho said iu a trtmibliug voice, iu which a few si Is still remained, then sunk cxliau.-ti-d on tho sofa, covered with Eurico's ki.-.-i -i mil caresses. From tho Italian J or Short St'.rii s. Scleetlnir C'ltfura by Cofor. One of tho most absurd fads uf the cigar trade is that of color in refen :e e to haviuias. The idea prevails that ro!-,1-ia indicative of strength. It is no so, h thing. A l:.;ht or medium colored rigar is not mci ssarily mild or medium i;i flavor, for tho simple reason that the color refers to the outside wrappe r rnly, w hich in itself iscf Veiy thin substimt e. and in quantity is of very small propor tion to tho other materials that make up the cigar. As a matter of fact, tho fillers und bnuch wrappers will deter mine tho body or strength of tho cigar. The actual strength (r olherwiso of tho iiiuer body of tho cigar viz, fillers and bunch wrappers is too often an un known quantity. It is quite true) that a statement may be made that these parts are so-and-so or a mixture of this and that aud give a certain ash, etc., but this explains nothing. Not only are there various grades of the same tobacco in relation to quality, but there are also a variety of grades that determine strength. With the exception that cer tain tobaccos have varying degrees of body or otherwise, a mild, medium or full cigar is largely a matter of chance. London Grocer. Ilia Idem of Scoria-. At a country cricket match in Lanark shire a local farmer's boy was appoiut ed scorer, his duties being carefully ex plained to him. The first inning was not very productive of runs and soon came to an end, and every one made a rush for the scorer. Judge of their sur prise, however, when they found that not a single mark had been made in the carefnlly ruled book that had been pro vided. When reproached in somewhat strong terms, the boy was not in the least dis concerted, but, with the most ingenuous air in the world, said: "I was sae eenterested In the sport that I quite forgot to mak' the crosses. But it disna matter that wee laddie wi' the red face is the smartest runner aniemg ye. " London Tit-Bits. The Arilat Monet. Claude Monet, the inipressiemist art ist, who lives iu the picturesque village of Giverny, in Normandy, is now a wealthy man, but the house he has en larged is quite like that of the sur rounding peasants. While plaster, with a red tiled roof, uarrow and low and long, for his family is large. Personal ly, he is an interesting looking man of about 0, strong aud rugged, the type of a refined peasant. Ho wears the big, clumsy woodeu sabots of the couutry, combined with the finest linen, wiu hemstitched rnfiku at neck and wribta.