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Bloi-k. Euquirc of B, F. Davis, or If.
HAD been mar
ried just ft
and, as I be
tho very dearest
little womnr. in
the world for
my wife. The
year just con
cluded had in
been the happi
est of my exist
ence, and I re
partner a little
of the event
solved to make my
present In remembrance
which had made us one fcr life.
know how much more delightful r. fji't
becomes when it is unexpected, I said
nothing to my wife of my intentions,
wishing1 to take her quite by surprise.
Tho accompanying narrative will, I
think, show how completely I suc
ceeded in that endeavor.
My business lay in the city, whither
it was my custom to travel every morn
ing from the quiet of a little suburban
residence, returning home in time for
a cozy dinner in the early eveninjf. It
was my invariable practice to carry
wicli Qj a small Gladstone bap, and on
tho day in question, after placing into
this, along with a few other things,
the articles I had purchased for tho
purpose named, and which consisted of
a gold bangle, a pendant for the neck
with ruby star attached, and a small
diamond brooch, I took train at Cannon
stre et in the very lightest of spirits on
my journey home.
Seating myself in the corner of the
first-class carriage in which I rode,
with my bag in hand, I was for a time
the only occupant of the compartment,
but as the train was on the point of
starting I was joined by a parson of
very gentlemanly exterior, faultlessly
dressed, who stepped into the carriage
with an air of some concern. Like my
self, he carried a bag—a circumstance
not at all striking in itself, but notice
able on this occasion by tho solicitude
which it seemed to cause its owner,
who, seating himself opposito to me,
first put the thins: under the seat, then
by his side, and finally elected to carry
it as I was doing mine.
It was not long before we were in
conversation. The season of the
year was late summer, and the sub
ject that naturally suggested itself
was that of holiday-making. My
companion had evidently traveled
a -great deal, for he discoursed
fluently of journey in »s on the conti
nent, comprising adventures in the
Alps, trips up the llhine, and excur
sions into Italy. Ue told of the beau
ties of tho ltiviera, the delights of
lladen, and the glories of Ucrlin, and
waxed enthusiastic over the charms of
continental women, the fair girls of
of p- I France, and the dark beauties of Italy.
1 ins ^Cj
after all, there arc no women
English," concludcd my corn-
panion, more quietly "they may lag
behind tho continental girls in the
matter of personal beauty, but depend
upon it they make up for it in all other
This was quite iu accordance with
my tastes, for my little wife at home
was, 1 am proud to say, an English
girl, and fully bore out his estimate,
1 warmed to my companion at once on
his saying this, and it was not long be'
fore I had informed him a good deal
about my private life drawing aglow
injj picture of my country home, and
the little genius who, like an augol,
presided over it. lie appeared so in
tcrested that I even went a step far
ther in tho lightness of my heart, and
I told him not only that this was the
anniversary of my wedding day, but
that I was intending to surprise my
wife on my return home with a little
unexpected present. In exchange for
this frankness my companion also be
"You'd hardly think," he said, speak
ing in a low voice as he leaned over
toward mo, "that this bag which I
hold in my hand contains jewelry
worth close on to ten thousand pounds
sterling, would you? Ah, you look
surprise:!! And yet it weighs but very
little. Try it!"
"Jewels are not necessarily heavy
articles," I said, balancing the ba
critically, which seemed no heavier
than my own. "ilut," I added, smil
iug, while a flutter passed through my
frame at holding in my hands so
much wealth, "it is none too wise to
trust a stranger with so precious an
article as this, is it?"
"Oh, I have no fear of you," he re
plied, with charming candor. "I
think I know a rogue when I see one.
In iny line of business I hare occasion
to mix with all sorts of people, and
nearly a lifetime of experience has
given me a sufficient insight into the
characters of men to be able almost to
judge them at a glance."
Wondering who my companion could
he, but convinced in my own mind that
ho was some one of importance, and
flattered somewhat by his confidence,
1 handed him back the bag, which he
.in I placed on the seat beside mine, and im-
mediately started another run of en
tertaining conversation. Considerably
I to my regret, this was interrupted by
the train pulling Into the station.
"Ah, here is my destination," said
the stranger, rising at once and taking
up his bag. "Good afternoon! I hope
you will allow me to wish you many
happy returns of the day!"
In another moment he was gone, and
I felt quite sorry to lose the compan
ionship of so interesting a fellow-trav
eler. Friendships are often formed at
first sight, and had this man remained
in my company much longer I felt con
vinced it would have resulted in my
contracting a new one. Ilow delight
ful it would have been, I thought, to
ask him to make one of our little din
ner-party that evening. What a charm
would his interesting conversation
prove to my wife, whose knowledge of
the world, like my own, was unfortu
nately not based or- a very extensive
personal experience. With an indis
tinct intention of acting upon this
half-formed idea I rose from my seat
and peered through the carriage door,
but the man had gono out of sight,
and I sat down again with a feeling
•kin to disappointment. In ten more
minutes, however, 1 was at my own
stopping place, with my thoughts and
steps both homeward turned. The
brightness of the evening and the
lightness of my heart made my otep
quicker and more elastic than usual.
"Bubby, my dear," 1 said, gayly, to
my wife, when I reached home, ad
dressing her by a familiar nickname,
"you know what to-day is
"Our wedding-day," was her quick
"Yas." jwid. Mturs&r iisr
a^-, -J ~1
-L »«an "i i» v**"1
How tiresome I supposed I was
nervous, or excitcd, or both. But what
ever the reason, I was no more success
ful than she. I wriggled and twisted
until I got myself into a state of per-
"I CAN'T MOVE IT," sns REPLIED.
spiratlon, but all to no purpose. The
key wouldn't perform its office. It was
either too big or too little, albeit it had
always hitherto fitted easily enough.
I examined the bag. Yes, that seemed
all right, although it certainly did look
a trifle more shabby than I imagined it
"There must be some dust in the
key!" I said, after several futile at
tempts to turn it. My wife immedi
ately produced a pin, and wo picked
both lock and key, but with no better
This was annoying, to say the least
of it. Already my little surprise was
robbed of half its tffect, and the eager
look on my wife's face was getting
tinged with disappointment. But the
thing should not be wholly spoiled by
such a trifling occurrence. The pres
ent was in the bag, and liuliby must
have it at once. It would lose half its
value by waiting. The only course
open under tho circumstances was to
burst tho bag open, and this I at once
proceeded to do. Grasping it firmly in
both hands I gave two or three sharp
wrenches, and with a jerk it came
asunder. I saw in a moment it was
not mine. My railway companion had
evidently taken my bag in mistake for
hi« own, and I, of course, had got his.
It was an unfortunate error, anyhow,
and might take days to rectify.
Of course, I had to tell my wife all
about my companion of the railway
carriage, in order that she might un
derstand how the mistake occurred,
and as 1 recounted to her what I could
at the moment remember of tho con
versation which had so fascinated mo
and won my attachment to the enter
taiuing stranger, Bubby's face lit up
with unwonted interest, and I more
than ever regretted not carrying out
my half-formed intention of asking
As I spoke I recollected about the
jewels, and wondered what the owner's
feelings would be on discovering his
loss. The awkward part'of the affair
was that, although I had told the gen
tleman a good deal of my private af
fairs, I had not disclosed to him either
my name or address, nor had he im
parted his to mo therefore the idea of
direct communication could not be en
tertained. What would be best to do
I hardly knew.
Bubby's womanly interest in the
jewels was naturally great, and as my
curiosity was also considerably aroused,
we decidcd that we would empty the
bag in order to have a look at them.
We began to do so at once. At the
top was a quantity of paper, which wo
carefully removed and unfolded, fear
ful lest a valuable diamond should roll
out unheeded. Nothing of this kind,
however, occurred, and we went on
eagerly searching until, right at the
bottom of the bag, we came upon tho
valuables. They consisted of a small
hand-chisel, a coil of stout rope, sev
eral skeleton keys and a box of silent
I will not attempt to describe my
feelings. It was quite unnecessary to
tell me that I had been nicely robbed,
and that my entertaining fellow-trav
eler was a beastly fraud, and his ten
thousand pounds' worth of jewelry was
a detestable myth. 1 am afraid I
looked as small as I felt.
Bubby could not resist a smile at my
"This is indeed a surprise," she said,
trying to put a cheerful aspect on the
affair. "But never mind, dearest,"
she added, kindly, "try to forget all
about it, and I will promise not to be
disappointed. I need no present save
I kissed her for hor goodness of
heart, but felt that I could never for
give myself for being taken In so
"Dfar one," he whispered, "do you
think if I married you your father
wo'.ild ever forgive us?"
"I'm sure he would, dear," she as
"And would he give us a house of our
"I know he would, dearest."
"And would he give us enough to live
"I'm sure of it, Harry."
'"And would he take me into the
"Certainly lie would."
"And let me run the business to suit
"Of course he would, darling."
She snuggled to his bosom, but he put
her aside, coldly.
"1 cannot marry you," he snid,hoarse
ly. "Your father is too willing to get
vou off his hands."—X. Y. .lournal.
"You don't object to a contributor
dropping into poetry once in awhile, I
presume?" said the culler, with uu
"Certainly not, sir. Sit down,"
little surprise for you
of a small present to
and I've got
In the shape
mark the day.'
I knew It would be welcome newn.
"You dear creature, how kind of
you!" exclaimed my wife, simply clap
ping her hands in delighted excite
ment "I am so Inquisitive already.
Tell me what is it?"
"See for yourself," I said, handing
her the bag and my bunch of keys at
the same time. "Unlock the bag and
see what it contains."
"What are you waiting for?" I asked,
presently, as llubby seemed a long time
turning the key.
"I can't move it!" she replied, after
several futile attempts to fit the key
into the lock.
"Give it to me!" I said, and took
bunch and bag from her.
plied the editor, pushing the wusto
buskct tuuord him.—Chicaaro Tribune.
ARE PROMINENT NOW.
Western Senators Who Have
Quickly Oomo to the Front.
A Booth Dakota Statesman Whose Inde*
penitence tins llecome Proverbial—
libido's Young Silver Loader-
An Editor as Lawmaker.
asa Special Washington tiottor.
"This back row will be the front row
one of these days," said Seflator Petti
grew, of South Dakota, when the ad
mission in four new states in 1889 made
it necessary to add a row back of the
scats on the republican
SENATOR PETTIOHEW, SOUTH DAKOTA.
here in the back row for a traditional
pcroid, and then some of us will work
our way down to the front row."
That prediction is verified already.
Senator 1'ettigrew is to-day one of the
leading members of the senate, and will
occupy a commanding position during
the Fifty-fourth congress. He is an in
dependent, forceful character, full of
energy, aggressive for his state, cour
ageous and honorable. When a very
young man he was nominated and
elected delegate in congress from the
great big territory of Dakota. That
was in 1S80, and he Immediately began
working for the division of the terri
tory into two states. lie never let up
nor faltered in his efforts until they
were crowned with success. After he
voluntarily retired from active polities
and engaged in business he continued
working for statehood for South Dako
ta. He was a leading spirit in the
Sioux Fnlls convention -\\hieh in 1885
declared the existence of the sovereign
state of South Dakota, and made un ef
fort to break into the union. From
tliat time on the fight waxed warmer
and warmer each year. Senator l'etti
grcw came to Washington and re
mained here at his own expense during
each session of the congress, urging tho
admission of South Dakota. The op
ponents of the measure were many,
and they were strong men. It was an
uphill fight. 1 saw Frank Tettigrew
day after day upon the floor of the
house working for statehood, or send
ing his cards to senators to urge the
rights of the people upon the senators
of both parties. He is a tireless work
er, never becomes discouraged with
temporary defeat, lut pushes along un
til success is achieved. Thus he worked
for South Dakota, and at last, in 1888,a
bill was passed called "the omnibus
bill," admitting North Dakota, South
Dakota, Montana and Washington.
The new states came into the union
July 4, 1889.
The legislature of South Dakota
elected Frank Pettigrew to the senate,
and when he came to Washington I
asked him what, sort of a sensation he
experienced when he realized that lie
had really been elected to the senate,
and he replied: "My first thought hon
estly was that I should be able to walk
into the senate chamber without send
ing in my cards to the great men who
used to come out so reluctantly to see
me. It was a sensation of triumph
which was greater than personal prido
in my election."
During the last session of congress
Senator l'ettigrew caused considerable
speculation and excitement because of
liik independent vote against the Ha
waiian cable resolution. Although he
is a republican, lie voted with the demo
crats on that measure. He afterwards
said that no party ties could bind him
to vote for what he deemed to be wrong
for his own people, or wrong to any na
tion of the earth. lie said that party
ties were sometimes drawn too tight,
but that he would not be bound to his
own detriment or to the injury of his
Those who were surprised at the in
dependent vote of Senator Pettigrew on
the Hawaiian cable evidently did not
know what manner of man he is. That
was not his first independent vote in the
senate. I remember very well the pres
sure which was brought to bear upon
him in 1890, when he was a "back row"
senator und not recognized in leader
ship. He denounced certain features
of the Mclvinley bill aud declared that
he would not vote for the bill. All of
the republican senators went after him,
urging and begging him to vote for the
bill but he said no, and he meant no.
When the Mclvinley bill came to a final
vote in the senate, the vote of Senator
Pettigrew was recorded in the negative.
Senator Plumb, of Kansas, and Senator
Paddock, of Nebraska, voted "no" with
Senator Pettigrew on that bill.
When the senate is reorganized next
December Senator Pettigrew will be
made chairman of the committee on
Indian affairs. It will be an excellent
chairmanship for him, because there
are so many Indians in South Dakota
for whom legislation is necessary, und
in whose behalf the executive depart
ment of the government should exert
itself. During the Harrison adminis
tration Senator Pettigrew did not se
cure proper consideration when he
sought executive action for the Indians.
But. as eltnirman of the committee on
Indian affairs ne can command atten
tion, and executive cooperation. lie
wil often be heard during tho debates'
upon important affairs in the Fifty
fourth congress and ho will also
felt on numerous occasions, lie is oi
of the strong men of this generation.!
Senator Fred T. Du Bois, of Idaho, is
no longer one of the "back row" mem
bers of the senate. He is no longer a
follower of the older senators, but is
one of the recognized leudcrs. He was
but little more than two yearB a senator
when he stepped into the front as a
leader of the cause of silver. During1
ItaLtaMT thy repeal I
of the sen
ate, to accommodate the eight now sen
ators from those states.
"We must sit here and listen to our
betters," said Senator l'ettlgrew. "Of
course we are all senators here, and of
equal rank before the law, but the older
senutors are running affairs and we
new senators must keep silence beforo
them. But, never mind, we will sit
11 7f a&fc
t.V, .it£„ ... I
Hie sliver purclmsing clause of tiiai
Sherman act, in 1893, Senator Du Bois
was heard almost daily, and his elo
quent voice and vehement manner at-,
tractcd universal attention. He was
one of the youngest men ever known to
participate in debate and occupy such
leadership as was accorded to Senator)
Du Bois by all of his colleagues. No
man ever received so high a compliment
as was paid to Senator Du Bois, whenl
the distinguished ex-secretary of the!
interior, Senator Teller, the long-time
recognized leader of the silver sena
tors, maintained silence himself, and,
urged Senator Du Bois to the fronts
There was also the eloquent and
aggressive Senator Wolcott, of Colo
rado, who urged the young Idaho
statesman to keep in the van of the
fight. And everybody said that Seni
ator Du Bois demonstrated his ability
to occupy the position which was
thrust upon linn He was dignified,
earnest, and sometimes bitterly severe
upon those senators who favored tho
repeal of the silver purchasing clause.
He drew Are from some of the great men
of the senate, but held his ground In A
When the reorganization of the sen
ate takes place Senator Du Bois will be
made chairman of the committee on
public lands, a position which will en
able him to do much for his state. He
has been a member of the committee
for two years and had experience in
legislative affairs as a delegate in con
gress from the territory of Idaho, and
as a member of congress from the new
stnte of Idaho before his election to
the senate. Prior to that he was United
States marshal for the territory of
Idaho. He is competent to fill any po-
sition to which he may be called, and
EEXATOIt DU BOIS, IDAHO.
some of his many friends are talking
of booming him for the vice presidency
on the republican ticket in 1890 but
the senator will prefer to remain in the
senate, where he can best servo the in
terests of his state.
There is another northwestern sen
ator who has walked out of the "back:
row" and stepped out into the arena of'
debate. During the summer of 1890'
Congressman Henry C. llansbrough, of'
North Dakota, walked into my oflieo:
one evening to bid me good-by, saying:,
"I am going back to North Dakota now,
and I am coming back as the next sen
ator. I am going to succeed Senator:
Pierce. It is all settled, and I will be
Well, I have heard politicians claim
good things so often ar.d get left in tho
long run that I rather demurred to tlio
statement and warned my friend that
he must not be too confident, lest defeat
should prove dreadfully disappoint
ing. He laughed, clasped my hand.
said good-by and assured me that I
would have to write "U. S. S." after hiH
uome_JriBlde of six aionihft—HeTvas Sf'"
right, too. Just how he managed to
make the combinations which brought if
about his election to the senate I have!
never known, but the result showed!
him to be a good politician as well as
a statesman. Senator Pierce had been
governor of Dakota territory, was a'
splendid newspaper man, had beenj
elected to the sennte with a legislative
recommendation that the long term ofi
six years be given him, and he wus:
backed by some powerful corporations.'
Nevertheless Senator llansbrough wai
elected and has since forged to thei
front until he is now one of the leaders!
of his party on the floor of the senate.'
He made a splendid effort lust winter to:
secure an appropriation of $1,000,000 to
eradicate the Russian thistle from our'
soil, but the condition of the national!
finances was such that the house of
representatives declined to allow the
appropriation. Senator llansbrough
secured the passage of his bill through!
the senate, but the house successfully,
opposed it. Senator nansbrough will
take up that subject and press it ngain^
next winter. I do not believe that he'
can accomplish his object on account of'
the condition of the treasury. IIow-l
ever, men sometimes work for severnl!
years on important measures before the:
congress will permit proper legislation.1
But a solid, steady, persistent worker,
like Senator llansbrough ultimately ac-i
oomplishes his ends. The senator will
bo chairman of the committee on ter
ritories, a position held for many years
by Senator Piatt, of Connecticut.
Inasmuch as the congress will con
vene within a few weeks, 1 shall try to:
tell you something about some others^
of tho great senators and representa-i
tives upon whom the eyes of the coun
try will soon be fixed as they gather be-i
neath the dome of the capitol and pro-j
ceed to legislate for the people of this
great American republic.
SMITII D. FRY.
Electric Car* In Egypt. 1
Visitors can soon trolley from Cairo
to the Pyramids.
He Had Paid for This.
The amateur chicken farmer was
balancing his accounts for the year and
in the midst of his work he said to his
wife: "My dear, how much a pound do
you pay for beef?"
"For the best steak we pay eighteen
"Thanks. Now I understand why
they say one egg is equal to a pound oi
Kitty (aged four)— Mununa, I want
a piece of bread and butter.
Maiunia—You can huve it when din
ner-time couies, clear.
Kitty (happening in kitchen a few
moments later)—Mumly, mamma says
1 cun have a piece of bread and butter,
but you'd better not ask her about it,
eoz maybe she wouldn't let me have it.
Artciuug Ward us a l'uimtcr.
"They have queer hotels in Oregon,"
said Artemus Ward. "I remember ono
where they gave me a bag of oats for a.
pillow I had nightmares of course.
In the morning the landlord said:
'llow do you feel, old lioss—hay'/' I
I told him
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