(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
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
wealthier neighbors. And
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
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.
lime. Rhea is reported to be dying of
Courtcnay Thorpe ii in Eflon Terry's
Ethel Wlnthrop is with Sol Smith Rus
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
"A Misfit Marriage," the latest farce by
Dn Sonchet, will be produced Out. 3 at
Edgar L. Davenport has been re-eugtiged
for tho Columbus theater (New York)
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Don't marry the woman who wants
things just because "utiier women" have
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
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
"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
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
-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
"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:
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.
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
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
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
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
Across him, awayed by thut weird power of
And reverence and wonder fill his aonl
TUht mau'a eriatiun should lie so divine.
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
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
To fly to ber mother and weep, weep
forever on ber bosom until death should
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
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
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
"Ii it Signer Enrico?" asked Adriaua
"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
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
"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
"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
"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.
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.
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