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He favor ably impressed her sisters and mother by his dignified behavior and sensible 1 conversation. He would probably have | had the same gratifying effect upon her | father, but as the latter was completely j J immersed in business he was at home | ?i very little of the time. The young man j had a dim recollection of being intro duced to him once and speaking a word or so, but since that time had not seen : ; him at all. However, this didn’t bother j him much, and his love affair came to a i focus rapidly, says London Tit-Bits. When he asked the young lady to be come his wife she referred him to her father. “I’ll see him to-morrow, dear,” he re plied. “No, I don’t think you can,” she an swered; “he’s going out of town on a long business trip to-morrow evening, and so will not be here when you come.” j “By Jove, then,” responded the young man, “I’ll drop in on him at the office.” | The next day he turned up at the place ; of business of his idol’s father. He knew he was head of the concern. He made his way into the office and there confronted a very busy gentleman in deed. Asking for a moment of the lat ter’s time, he said: “I have come to ask you for your daughter’s hand.” The man addressed stopped, turned j round and looked at him a moment, and : then said: “I’m sorry to tell you, young man, but my daughter is to be married to-mor row.” Without waiting for an explanation the horror-stricken suitor rushed from the building. He hailed a cab and drove madly to the young lady’s home. “What—what does iT all mean?” he gasped, as soon as he saw her. “Speak! What does it mean? I have just seen your father at his office, and he says that you are to be married to-morrow.” “Why, Henry,” she ejaculated, in a tone of astonishment, “my father? ■Why, he left for the north last night." A little further conversation revealed the fact that Henry had been speaking to her father’s partner. BOXING IN GREAT BRITAIN. | Bouts Between Professionals Art More Ceremonial Thun in America. “Boxing is well conducted in Eng land,’’ said an American just home from the British isles. “Clubs must i comply with the law, which is strict in regard to having plenty of exits in case of fire or panic. “Good shows are given to which the admission is from 12 to 37*£ cents, our money, for the best seats. The bouts begin early and last often until after midnight, the clubs giving their pa trons the full worth of their money. The bouts are ten rounds or over. I “The style of boxing is slow as com pared with that seen in this country. The English boxer takes his time wait ing for a knockout blow, and some times three or four rounds will go without a blow being struck. “When the men enter the ring the referee introduces the fighters, first announcing the man's name, then reading off his record. Then the sec onds are introduced, and finally the timekeepers. The same process is gone through on the other side of the ring. Then the referee steps outside ^the ring, where he sits on a chair during the bout. He calls to the men to break, and they are soon disqualified and sent from the ring if they refuse to obey instructions. “On the opposite side of the ring from the referee is an umpire, who acts as a sort of assistant referee, looking out for any infractions of the rules on his side of the ring. “When a man is knocked down his opponent is sent to the corner and not allowed to stand over him waiting for a chance to knock him down again as soon as he gets to his feet. This is in accordance with a strict interpretation of the Queensberry rules, and is in marked contrast with the practice usually adopted in contests In this country.” LEFT-HANDED PEOPLE. More Numerous AmonK the Criminal CIhnn Thun AmonK Honest Men, Says Dr. I.ombroso. It has been generally understood that It Is a misfortune to be left-handed, but few of us are ready to be told that the disqualification is a moral one. The peasantry of northern Italy have been accustomed, however, to use the phrase to describe untrustworthiness and, ac cording to their distinguished country man, Dr. Cesare Lombroso, they have only blundered in their popular speech Into one of the latest of his own scien tific discoveries, says the London Globe. As Dr. Lombroso puts the case, we may, with a good deal of safety, assume that a left-handed man will be a bad man. There 1b a much larger percentage of people who are not right-handed among criminals than among honest men; and if our Investigator’s figures are to be trusted, left-handed women are in yet more evil case. Swindlers are asserted to show the largest proportion of left handedness among admitted criminals.1 It would be curious to inquire whether there are other races besides the Lom bards and Tuscans in which the excep I tional proneness of left-handed persons I to vice has passed into a proverb. One would certainly desire evidence from a _ | wider induction of facte than seem to ; be yet available before accepting Dr. | Lombroso’s startling generalization. Attoplx At ireles* Method. Wireless communication has been es I tablished between Japan and Formosa. < e DOUBLE DAILY SERVICE Free Reclining Chair Cars on ail Trains Pullman Buffet Drawing Room Sleeping j Cars, Pullman Tourist Sleeping Care between MEMPHIS and the PACIFIC COAST JAS. HARRIS, D. P. A., GEO. H. LEE, Q. P. A., Little Rock, Ark. Little Rock, Ark. ■ WARD! GRAS NEW ORLEANS L ouj^UUHA # FEBRUARY 16, 1904 rVERY LOW ROUND - TRIP RATES Geo. H. Lee. Jas. 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