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Ntw Url.-uiirt llmyunn. I I I "Of course I can, but you uoii i width, titer mu' t.dl'od. "Never mind, J' fergb. e v'l'i u.n It us nin. I dale low you to i ay helf." 1-V.lx i. ! ! 1 man IVd to til - took her ii n. if 'ty li e e. t .,tv .Mr. if you 1m '. 1 : Fc!U M 'Til ! n't tiy ; will fi ve your- leipnllc'tly. ninl tho Iijwi r re .ion ', but It in i n ut s 1. e.. re "Ml: k I '.lair place at the siervant ' Lull Mule's PBiffll Pie. k a II - .nuarars ! A TfiioraiT Sis Felix LtvluKsLono was not lu a good j!u had a fortnight's leave, which J iuly require.! him to spend with his ,aHlen aunt In the country, while In- 'iuation strongly un;el him t B P ! town in order to bco irl ho ? ,ve.i Hut on thla occasion duty had bo eonsldered, for MIs Drury, tho ,,iit In (luchtlon, was a wealthy old eiy, and ho was practically Jeiicu- ;cnt. ujion her. All thinga considered, however. Fate ad not boon so very unkind to Felix. ..m on oirilmn at an early ar,e. 5o .ad been adopted by his mother's el Ur sinter, who had done her duty 'unhlv bv him. Now at the ago of twen- y fivo ho found himself a eubaltern S.n one of tho lino regiments, with a I'uandsomn allowance from his aunt, find every prospect of becoming her heir. But there is always a "but" m most people's livcs-althoush Miss iprury had been more than liberal to her nephew and forebore to exercise ! any but a very nominal restraint over bis actions, yet she had given him .o understand that she meant to exeu !her authority in one important mat ter, namely, the question of his mar- triage. 1 ; In dne course of time she intended rTv,n n imnnmo master of Wood lands, her beautiful old house, and since his wife would occupy her place ' na mistress. Miss Drury meant to hm- ' it, if not direct, her nephew's choice ef a bride. She did not approve of the modern woman, the up-to-date girl, with ner cigarette and her slang, her talk or golf and bridge, her contempt for needlework, and all things pertaining to domesticity. Felix could see in ma mind's eye the wife his aunt destined for him a meek and modest young mo nirm-refined speech and ap- Uwafarice, and always with a piece of fancy work between ner nusw he shuddered at the picture. Then he thought, with a sudden tightening of his heart, of Kitty Bellalrs, as he had seen her last summer at the house cf a brother officer beautiful, mis chievous, high-spirited, a keen tennis 1,-iiHont horsewoman, fun of life and laughter. She had charmed the young man's heart out of him, and though Felix tried Jeaperatedly hard to banish her from his memory, ab sence, in this case, had certainly made the heart grow fonder, "t daren't tell Aunt Minnie about Kitty " thought the young man discon solately. "Of course if she knew lier as I do she couldn't help but love her although she isn't quite her style, but I don't see how ever they are to meet, since my little darling knows no one in this neighborhood, and Aunt Min never will come up to town." In the depths of his heart Felix was genuinely fond of the old lady, who hno no sonorously mothered him all his life, and he was therefore rather disconcerted to find when he reached .Woodlands that Miss Drury was very much perturbed and upset about something. Generally his aunt was a -very dainty looking little old lady, ex quisitely dressed, and tho perfection of a hostess. But on this particular afternoon she greeted her nephew in an abseutminded fashion, her cap slightly awry, her cheeks flushed, and ker beautiful old hands trembling. "Why, Aunt Minnie," said the young man anxiously, "whatever is the ' matter?" "Oh, my dear Felix," replied the old lady, looking into his handsome face with troubled blue eyes, "I have had such a dreadful upset. Two of the housemaids are down with influenza, X flnd now Parkins, who is quite invaiii able. Ms declared she can hold up no i i - Virl cat! nncIV Itrager, ana uas lu "'- 'j ilfWX fear." cave a whistle of dismay. Par- kinA V'as cook-liousekoepcr at Wood lanrtW -Ud- the pivot upon which ths rest ota.'te household turned. She was an exceptionally good cook, and he knew thathis aunt prided herself that her dinners were unsurpassed in the neighborhood. . i I J ... n V. "I wouiu not nave mmueu uau we been alonCi" continued Miss Drury, "but the house is full of people, and I have a large dinner party tomor row." "What a catastrophe," exclaimed her nephew, sympathetically, who knew how vexed was Miss Drury's orderly mind when any household affairs went wrong. "Can't you got a woman from the village to help?" know what these village women are like, my dear Felix; dirty incompe tent creatures, and as incapable of lending up a dinner as you are. No, I must just leave Susan, the kitchen maid, to .lo her best; but I know I shall be dU-graceJ tomorrow, and I do not mind so much, if my guests don't have tho best of everything. And to make matters worse, that creedy old Sir Gregory is coming, and he always says he never dines so well anywhere as hero. You don't know of a cook that you can recommend by any chance, do you, Felix?" she asked, desperately. This wistful appeal touched tho young man's heart. As a rule, a sub altern home on leave is not the per son one would naturally apply to for a cook, but Miss Drury was at her wiU' end. Felix knitted his brows and thought hard for a minute, at the end of which time a brilliant Inspiration came to him. "Look here, Aunt Minnie," ho ex claimed suddenly, "don't you worry any more. I'll go straight up to town first thing tomorrow, and I'll find you a cook somehow, and bring her back with me in the afternoon. Miss Drury looked at her nephew wirh tears in her eyes. "Felix," sha said solemnly, "if you get me out of this difficulty you may ask me for any thing in the world." Felix was as good as his word. Ho departed for town directly after break fast next morning, smiling good-hu-moredly at the chaff of his fellow guests, and reappeared triumphant in the afteroon proudly escorting the new cook. "I've brought her, Aunt Min," he announced, rushing excitedly into Miss Drury's boudoir. "She was at the Rawson's last summer, and an uncom monly good cook she i3. Blair is her name, it's a great piece of luck that she was disengaged, you know." Miss Drury went hurriedly down stairs to inspect the new arrival and to explain to her the arrangements for the evening's dinner. ' "I was a little taken aback at first," she said latter on to her nephew. "Blair looks so young and so pretty, and so er refined, but she- seems very capable and fully qualified to send up an excellent dinner." "Yes," replied Felix, eagerly, "she has had a course of cooking lessona at South Kensington. I believe she i3 no end of a swell at it." "Really, my dear boy," said Miss Drury, looking afffSionately at her nephew. "I am most touched by the interest you have shown in this domes tic difficulty and the treble you have taken. If only Blair docs not falsify our expectations I shall owe you a debt of gratitude." The dinner proved an immense suc cess, and even Miss Drury had to con fess that Parkins could not have done better. As for Sir Gregory, he chuckled with delight and went stead ily through the menu from beginning to end. "Really, my dear Miss Drury," he said when at length he was obliged to desist, "that cook of yours has sur passed herself. I don't know when I have eaten a better dinner; that souf fle was simply a work of art." Only one contretemps marred the harmony of the evening, and fortun ately Miss Drury did not witness this little incident, as it occurred when tho ladies had retired to the drawing room. Felix was doing the honors of his aunt's table when the' sound of a scuf fle arrested his attention, and with a hasty excuse to his guest3 he left the room and rushed into the passage, where he found an ardent young foot man trying vainly to embrace a very angry but bewitcbingly pretty young woman in a white cap and apron 'You impudent wretch! ' she was saying, "now uaro yen try ana kiss me? Mr. Livingstone, help!" Felix turned on the man in a per feet fury and dragged him away "John," he said, looking as if he could have killed him with pleasure, "leave that lady alone ?.t once and clear out. Here are your wages. Go!" The man eazed at him. dumb with surprise. . "I beg your pardon, Mr. Felix," he stammered at length, "I meant no 'arm. I often used to kiss Mrs. Par kins. I didn't know as 'ow Miss Blair would mind." The cook's angry face relaxed, and she burst into a peal of laughter; ia nipper looking rather Cu: lied, or be fore Felix rejoined the n.cn in Ike Jin Ingrooni. Parkins's Hires lasted a week, nnd throughout that time Blair (onUnuel to diaini tho palates or the inmates of Woodlands. All the same, Miss Dru.-y was rather relieve 1 when the last day of the tempoiary cook's May came. for try as hbo would to disbelieve tho evidence of her senses, there was :io disguising the fact that Ftllx was al ways hanging about the kitchen on some pretext or another. That her nephew could so far forget what was due both to himself and to her, as to even carry on a mild flirtation with a rcrvant. Miss Drury would not allow for a moment. Her horror can there fore bo better imagined than describ ed when, on descending to tho kitchen tho last afternoon for the purpose of paying Blair her wager, she taw on opening the door, a pretty, white- capped head reposing on her nephew s shoulder, while his arm was tenderly clasping an aproned waist. "Kitty, darling," she heard him ray tenderly, "I couldn't let you go away without telling you I loved yon. I know I ought not 10 have done so, for goodness only knows when I shall bo able to marry you." "Do you think Miss Drury will be very angry?" asked the girl. Miss Drury coughed, and at tho omi nous sound the guilty couple started apart and looked with dismay at tho intruder. The old lady's face had turned very white, and Felix, cut to the quick by her piteous expression, crossed the room hastily and took her hand. "Don't look so shocked, Aunt Min nie," he said; "this is not a cook real ly; it is the lady I love Miss Kitty Bellairs, I met her at the Rawson's last summer and fell in love with her and I knew she could cook beautifully, so when you were in such a fix 1 asked her to come and help. We we uiought, perhaps, you might take a fancy to her and ask her to stop." "Are you Archie Bellairs's daugh ter?" asked Miss Drury, in astonish ment. "Yes," said the girl gently, "he is dead, you know, and I am an orphan and very poor but I love Felix." The old lady's eyes grew very wist ful and tender as she remembered the far-off days of her youth when pov erty had stood between her and tho one whom she loved Archie Bellairs. She took the girls hand and smil ingly put it into that of her nephew. "So do I, my dear," she said, "and I am sure you will make him an excel lent wife. I shall be exceedingly glad to offer the temporary substitute a permanent place in my household." New York News. .Inhiiny' I x.lii..iiin. Numh win ri(ilni,' imturn ttrl of M r-hi'-keiiK, (hii'kH Hint hhi "Jolmiiv. tll mi', wtiut n u huikIit?" UKkt'd him with ii mnllo of jhwvj. Lltti Johnny looked up quickly, nil Ms flUifV llirillllir leef-e, A b miwi'reil, r-adlln- vroudly, "It' tho roos.or of tho f.;oo-e." Jlldh"3. C'onrrrnliii: Von Vonrarlf. Each car has four bones. The human skull contains .10 bones. The sense of touch Is dullest on tho back. The body has about 500 muscles, livery hair has two oil glands at its base. The lower limbs contain 30 bones each. The globe of tho eyo is moved by six muscles. The cerebral matter is about seven eights water. The normal weight of the liver is between three and four pounds. The human . skeleton, exclusive of teeth, consists of 20S bones. Hair is very strong. A single hair will boar a weight of 1150 grains. The enamel of the teeth contains over 9.") percent calcareous matter. Tho wrist contains eight bones, th3 ralm five, the fingers have fourteen. The roots of the hair penetrate the skin about 1-12 of an inch. The weight of the average sized man is 140 pounds; of a woman, 123 pounds. Slubber Cultivation. A new industry in the Republic of Guatemala, in Cei'tral America, is the cultivation of the rubber tree, says the Electrical Review. The export of the product from that country is a growth entirely of the last few years, but it seems likely that in future a large sup ply of rubber from the coast districts of this republic will be forthcoming. Good rubber is as yet only cbtainabb ina few parts of the world, and the in in a few parts of the world, and the in creasing demand for it in all branch es of the manufacturing industries, and especially the electrical business, makes it imperative that new fields should be opened up for the cultiva tion of the plant. The method usually followed by a planter js this: Ho plants a grove of, say, 100,000 plants, which at the end of five years yields a certain amount say, one-third of what fully matured tree3 shouul yield. At the end of the fifth year he thins the plants down to about half that number, or 50,000. On these 50,000 trees, a handsome sum is realized, which entirely repays the original out lay, the running expenses being paid by the cultivation of some such fruit as I he banana, thus leaving the plant er at the end of five years with all hi3 outlay paid and a grove in his posses sion yielding an increasing product every year. A Limited Piibrre. "Have you done anytning to males the human race richer and happier?" asked the big-hearted philanthropist. "Well," answered the man with ici cles in his arteries, "I haven't had time to experiment on any member of the human race except myself. And in that connection I can truthfully say I have done my best" Washing, ton Star. I.onj Life to Him. A would-be poet recently remarked at his club: "I have written a great number of poems, but I do not pro- posa to have them published until af ter my death." "Hurrah!" shouted a chorus of friends, raking their glasses, "here's long life to you, oil man I" Fluhc Wbleb lluild Nest. When ships steer southward through the North Atlantic ocean un til they strike the gulf stream, that wonderful River of the Sea, thov find themselves all at once amid glorious yellow vegetation although they may be several hundred miles from the American coast. On calm days it extends as far as the eye can see, not in close, un broken fields, but often in masses so great that they will cover several acres. For days and days one can steam without once getting out of sight of it. It swings up and down with the mighty swells of the Gulf stream, and it looks most beautiful lying there so peacefully and radiant ly, with the intense blue water all around it. After a few hours one feels as if he were passing through vast pasture all golden with our national Ameri can golden rod. This weed Is often fished up from overside by passengers and crew, for it makes a delightful ornament for the cabin until it begins to dry, when it falls apart and finally crumbles away. Sometimes, if one gets a particularly large and thick cluster of it, strange living things are found. They are crea tures that rarely if ever are to be caught anywhere else except in the weed, for they dwell there and in the Gargasso sea only. Among them ure very tiny but wonderfully gorgeous trabs. One of the&e crabs has a shell that is as shining and rich as tne skies at sunset. Another still more curious creature that dwells in the weed is the mouse fish, also known as the marbled angler. This little fish is so strangely shaped that, when he lies among the weed it requires sharp and trained eyes to see him, even when one has the clump that contains him in the hand. His colors and his markings are exactly like the tiny berries and sprays of the weed. His fins are strangely fringed and ragged, so that they look just like the wiry stems of the cluster. This beautiful and wonderful fish builds himself a nest among the weed as it floats on the surface, and there after he dwells in it and rears his fam ily in it, just as a bird would on land. But unlike a bird, he must follow his nest, for it is not fixed in its position as a' nest on a tree or bush, but drifts on and on with the weed. Sometimes great tropical storms toss the Sargas so weeds many miles away from tho Gulf Stream, and then the fish will swim along with his wandering home. If it happens to be caught in a cur rent that sets landward, tho nest build er occasionally comes so near our shores that now and then one is caught. Sometimes, too, tho weed trav els north with the Gulf Stream itself and then a marbled angler may ar rive finally off Cape Cod. But the fish cannot boar the cold water there, so he is only rarely found alive north of Cape Hatteras. j The nest is a dainty littlo thing, made of the glowing golden weeds and embellished with tho tiny shells and other shining things that drift with It. It, looks often like a bit of shell jewelry. r. ...r. n.i i.n.l .... ;. ..:a t!. l.li!? ,;,,M l.im: "l.n I'oii. v,!: -i I .!,.'.!'' be kin;1; in ) iy e. I w i'.t t to !ne ai: 1 re p ' ! you t ! 1 " I, m nil.' K 1 1 !.:.!' cvt u t! - 1 1 llild lirl.t It i 1 Well th.it V '! :!' ' I be proud, but J:: rot be OV I be:l ! ; and tyianishnl. 0,-ie who rub ; by 1 ninny h'M lnd m!e long." As tho princu bud r.o bf"tl is l play wiih be ulten tnlled in boys of bis own age to Indulge In k-Hium In the palace grounds, i'uine of thes'i were sons of rhh men, and some of pour, but he treated all alike. The p. ple heard of this nnd were ; ' :'id they laid to each other: "Ah! When he la kin.,'. Pen Pun -U be like his father, and we hhall all te joho to do hlni honor and fight bis battles." On the day that the Prinro was 11 years old there was a greit celebra tion in honor of the event, but It bad a had ending. One of the cannons being fired as tho procession marched along the street burst and the (lying pioies hit the king and queen and killed them. Pun-Pon escaped injury, but be was left an orphan end In trouble, homo one else- must reign until ho had bo nne a man, and tho people selected a nobleman named Jiussini, wno was a cousin to the prince, llu.ssim was a cold, stern man, and not well liked by the people, but no one thought him tho villain that ho was. Ho carcely had been chosen for the high place when he began to plot against Pon-Pon's life. If he could got tho boy out of tho way then he would bo king himself. Hu.sim pretended to love tho piinco, and be nis greatest menu, thus the lad and most ot tho people were deceived. After much plotting the bad-hearted man asked the princo to go hunting with him in the forest. They did not go alone and on foot, but there was a large party and they went on horseback. Thero were many savage wolves in tho forest, and this was what Hussim planned: When the huut had been going on for some time he managed to sepa rate the prince from all the others and ride far into the forest with him. When they were well away from all the rest, ho asked Pon-Pon to get down from his horse and look at a wonderful spring among the rocks. There was no spring there. Tho prince was hardly out of the saddlo when he was seized and bound to a tree. Hussim said to him: "I shall now get rid of you and be king myself. I have been planning this for a long time." "But you will not leave mo here to the wolves!" cried Pon-Pon, a3 he struggled to get free. "Aye, but that I will. They will come and devour you and no ono will know what has become of you. It will be no use for you to shout, as no one can hear you." It was a cruel, wicked thing to do, but Hussim who wanted to be king, and was naturally of a cruel disposi tion, rode away and left Pon-Pon fast bound. He had not got half a mile away when two or three wolves came sneaking about. When the boy cried out hi his fright and distress the beasts snarled and growled in reply. Pretty soon there were six wolves, and as they came nearer, they gnashed their teeth and their eyes became like coals of fire. The would have at tacked the boy in a minute, and it would have been ai! over with him, had not the tramp ot Horses maue their pause. Of a sudden six horses and riders came dashing up and Pon Pon was amazed to see a little girl among them. ; "We have found him! Here he is! Hero is the lost Prince!" shouted the men as the wolves slunk sway. It was the little girl herself who un tied the knots in tho rope and set the boy free. As he looked at bar in won der she laughed at him and saM: "You never saw me before, and 3 I will tell you my name. I am Fan-Fan, the Fairy. I have been watching over you for a long time past, al though you did not know it. I was sure your cousin Hussim meant you ill, and today, when the hunt came off, I followed vou. When I saw him tio ; h rv you to the tree I harried away and brcr.ghi 1 1; jvople that they might know what "a bad innn. be is. Now you are free and he imut be punished." I should like to tell you that Fan Fan dwelt in the palace and one day became Pon-Pon's wife and queen, but that would not bo the truth. had work to do elsewhere and son vanished. As for Hussim, the raged people took him into the est, and tied him to a tree as ho tied the prince, and as he was u peon again, it is believed that wolves ate him up. If they cud deserved his faic. San Fjancisc Chronicle. Fan I an, The Fairy. Pon-ron was a boy 11 years old, and he wr - a prince. His father and moth er, v ) were king and queen, were very nd to him, and he was brought up k3,ye a kind heart toward tho Foundation or tbe Campxnl!' The Venice Campanile, w' ;. lapsed recently, was built cf brie its foundations were stone, n ;:: timber piles buried 20 fctt ground. Justice Grantham, cf Bench, tries more my" any of his c-.ilw-' "