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t île I 1 I • -1 J T i The Reclaiming of Nick Bentley »V A. C. CALDWFLI. M" Bi:\'i i.k'i II' In K ). if! •T -! Mv lifted a put in n ! rc< Ucm I II been lr.nl <1 I'd ha und pretty t met Khu ip or t up ( Ith the high 1 had to j in*!« "Wh; V, ;ov.. Nick. HI at: ai-! Nick; "d« i't ivii to pln> f in \Y rt f' bit I« id Hie atm up Me did no! I ern: ifl«*i his eves if, fl. it le >!> II lia<l :«'ft thr la hi i' then I'll y were talking in toi him *n 'll«' Other side o! In the shadow On- 1 lamp MfID •I th of the «fi ably »mav *• the strangers were prob '<* of hi • prenemo. • "Yes,'' said one; lie's on hint, all right You ki ;<»• the money >w he's tr« a? i. Wei 1 ur«*r f«»r this Stock mim'd con«' H. y turned ntne funds n him to he bank, an' lhe bank b* In' pul clu.ie«!, he « t him d« t )»«• wad liom* with T •mild be safe ' enough, be stud, He'd bank it to mot 'I he *»ther ma I'it the end off of "It'll be "Yes." said ! ••: snf noiiRh Ha ha ha He'll ncv. r gci !*«» them n Blows Walerliole « re" m fellers dow with It there w und «tr':* k i It flic! en . though HI so.* to tha Th< He reached natch on the • tov '.nnd a .< 'U» he «'aught fight of Mol. boom said he in a startled Yolep ••whïU'B this' Th nude a hurried inventii N cinainsd Li na hoavlly lu "A ilr «iis rum Gno s he ale " w akr* though. ! ! « might .ik»> uj d Ba " nnd the >t upani • !• e tin» « Nick la *s turned first thought. Tin rt on. an' Hun th» I» no pros If i M e feller's that's b up 't *n tnd lier« 1 lately tke> 'M h»n th«-' g»t through I Ml l'\ e go g rtIB did not prove « tin»»' he got h a.» «1 j The was a light i: tl, ' r a hp/e Moi tenson waa in tl » hr.hi '/ trading and thither he we • rtri'ed that Mortenson had «»r \ >'•* about a quart« r of «an hour prex *' a* y of lime to head him off. | Hi t* Ni«'k; then he stood a m 1 cn iouv tient IBs B.ietancc against Mortenson rose up m In - mind, and with it, Hers Or - p«* bad b(*t*n «n honest eowh( now 1 waa a gambler fid rouit about, |ur* inc up a tiring a« best he might. «•J what had brought him It? This f ame Stockman's union, of L naon *leading member, and hieb Mur money even th«n l»»* (Nick r «n g to x.a xxürt plan They had made him w bar t brought almilar troubles to I o(h«' r H that b* 1 knew, by »I f lrlnfutnot: •'y.-t'-m of "Mac' Hating." which made I . n . i '>Mtdlile for :« . be I boj to gi t em t f*n discharged by pL»> n.» nt again one of their number for an\ however alight ff-UK.. ! flits a!l mail'd bitterly. head, i-eltled his big hai firmly upon It. and alrode down the - ! re, It." he «aid (o himself, n square Ruh r, if they haven't, see a man downed without a fair shake 1' he has played me low." He wont to Um shed w here he had left I bn horse, and led him out. lie lightened | hi- cinches, carefully examined hi- b ■ ' Cods alx-sboo'trs, ;hen mounted and ame back to him and hr j Then hr threw up his • an i help "I'll Play I won ! • and r. ■ I» he u> p of wi: •Pi h f: if ye at Bar scat an Nick Ting i o the But Now lO« Hi u moe* m hero of • ward him. a style. In house, and as to what hought he tie. and still he night accept mid ink i i« rs that he \v ml; other a cash re ip the del. gat" Arrived, gat h Il uf W il Id : ;« » r Ni- • It. i t bis pu lire Ills stalked the »PC'B ltd « •nt uf the union am hieb lie and annul tiion felt i «1er di < p ol Ui ilii n iu Nick tin in vny he sa IH his choice. tit Ni« k's •thing of a sur , gents.'' -said h*\ "you h> givin' me hack "Well. night beg: hat \ ight totalmawa chat ac d n « i "The chars« ou shall be with course." said Mortenson. of qulrklv. " I hat ain't all.'* said Nick. "It mod.* me what I am a infernal black-listin', ui onl\ me. but. others. Thar's Jack j an' Terry ii' . \1 hands, nil «*t 'em. an* yon l it work in' Toumi nt odd Job« a' u black- I 1 xt to nothin a.i v gambler. b\ > M ■ « ; i I" cans«.' an' that 1 er \ 'know that loo Take their names don't talk ab< k rebuke nnd thedele r *t. (»ti«' of thr m. i ith a I j Mr dapper little ina t was th«* first " I lia ho That ■ r fur a a mu ll 1. r union has ms Th. ti drop the suh ml or I ain't fnpprov• r arose, lrmni h.. had niter, d lh.- un- I a) 1 im^nt and ot ntnient >t nppnrla'e and :!«! Hi like !rom « men the "Mr ; do n*»t voire the ev stand | isir.ix Ids voice w«t "this man tigered In: •miters, and !» nt t, : lirntlenien/' dug the i »»•!.- before you. ot one of li •n«!a i.'Uum that had 111 'Used him frred him ? nothing hut .• uii«: be sliarr d I Wlirn xx he has e have of. asked fo: in si 1. '-. and . liât only if h ilhors. r* 1 takeoff mj hat in the presence of such a c haracter and acknowledge that I for one, have learned much needed and holesome Mr. Bentley, it shall be as you lesson BERNHARDT LIVES IN FORT. Great French Actress Spends Strenu ous Vacation on Bare and Kooky Brittany Isle. Hl l !" r ort Sarah Bernhardt has taken her vaea : on Belle Isle, in Brit she xvent to this island on .a au> uttii* excursion with a friend ten years aeo. ami before sh« left hail made tern.!? ■ith the proprietor to buy the old cas V called I'onlains. Ile "" till Nothing could he barer and rockier than the surroundings of the fort then. Bernhard!'- magic will has made Its ,mt frui: ■e<. ami (lowers grow, though her frit mi.- and the Inhabitants said, she nrvt r would She i iso ha - cultivated rinn- and vegetables, nil under her supervision Her days arc spent in the open air am: hunting, fishing and ath letic games. A cat will not look at a klag, if licrr u mount in fight 'WASHINGTON LETTER « j ! JPI1Y REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN STARTED IN VERMONT. PROCTOR'S RESPONSIBILITY His Convincing Way witîi Great Men of Bis Party—Important Anni vt: varies in Capital History rly Gossip. i 1 i ' —Othei Tim no \\ $ the rep Jorlty i ■mb / •rain fl r> pot : .* an i'AT for« 1 S m If N vein ber. how r» - r * Ar Hfi.rf mid fa, d< inorr tin tit n xx fcom r p jfd VVi ■; Senator ! ~tii;i< d nanu 'd up the s Le cant ig< mer.t ■nil of th iitf or w? is to lirii some o n the r 1 1 * i i ( an ramp the bigg« ! i p U . '■ th* 1 y the flrsi skirmi uFor Pnsrti 1 c >f who in-.i men n a Vermont. Those wh« of extra dinars w 0 i. trout ;ttid has* fishing and toothers he « blights uf Hurnt;vr hold« ot pure mountain air. while cri« 'literal proclivities he pi ali raclions of h . ;«>lden bntt«*r Hi «e of a Rents the kept turn milk aim rieh Jersey if fresh fruits of the «oll Gets Big Men. This y«*ar Senator Proctor . promi «• ut Speaker Faun« r, t nt ed the . tu t\v lieu the Lj he got spec • hes our of the obliging of the in *r ert f spcal'.Ar m If. next dn w .»< iT' •I of War Taf I v re _ into the campaign. and the 1 a t t e r : In u g h i u marked h o :t ■ started for the New England state that L'on u i* > ' a "' he would probablv do double the work ! I he had promised, as Proctor hnd such a ronvlin iriK way about him. ' 1'roctor'a op," said the apples are always good \ in commenting on the pleasant 1 cret Public i promises the senator makes, speakers like to go to Vermont, bow er. under Senator Pr •rtain of a delightful outing ' and an ♦ xp' i ience of the be.-t grade of New England hospital fly. ctor's care, us I they arc The Vermont senator on dors is laid the burden of starting the , j national campaign In the proper shape Is physically capable of the responsibil l Ity He was 73 years of age on tho 1st of last June, but 1« I mountain l ine and i hose fchont as straight as a s vigorous as th«' J He is angular nnd . his frame and ! . rest i !_• Hie hard granite of his ordinary >f no. rugged of ountenam native state, nearly all of which he e( The humorous twinkle : relic II.. .... Hi , mn ln.Ilvl.iin.: I,III is or ,'hrals.l lot ;l i'."!. i -it ...... Unit I,,- '.-II,- io, B lln ,, , , , f M*» 's« \ oico of any- i orp In tf, . »anal., mi has b. sn a famous ' baa , npsr in rlmrch oho a Mai. Kypii yet il is .ai, I ho ran tom-h 1 I the bottom nolo ot "A Hundred Fathoms j Deep" w 1th expr ■i'll nf tho th : ?ion and «-L'arness. I i Burn in* of the Capitol. AuuiM 24th passed this ye as it for mnn T- years, without any special stork-_observance. « t ^ though it is the date uf a very im ^ portant, if stime "'hat painful, inci ' dent it history, day just 90 years ago the little town | \.y T A u » American On that ÎÂ3 E«: of Bladenshurg, ; *ix miles from tho national ?» capital, ^ was t he scene of one of the holiest little ^ tights of tho sec ond war with Eng land. The British were victorious over about 6,000 Ameri- j hlch. with the exception of Tl.v R< » mil to Wash ington. can troops, some 900 enlisted soldiers and sailors, were thp rawest of inexperienced mili tia. The Americans became demoral ized early in the fight and the 8,000Brit ish regulars drove them through Wash ington ami Georgetown aud captured I he national capital. There is very little remaining to sug gestthat this important battle was fought and II... capital invested by thcBrltlsn. Î The town of Bladensburg has grown very little since that day, and two or three old buildings still remain as they were 90 years ago, when they afforded shelter for troops on both sides. There is nothing, however, about the capital to indicate that it xxas burned, art the build ing has been enlarged and rebuilt sever al times since that disastrous dax The British soldiers on that occasion used the congressional library, of some 13.000 rolumes, as kindling for the fire that gutted the capitol building. The white house also xvas burned, the outer walls, 'tov • ve-. remaining Intact and much of 'N interior arrangement. The story ts told that President Madison, during whose administration thL war occurred, ' i « wa§ to confident of Am^riran victory that ha hail prepared a fc&tl for tht American curniuand* n to be partaken j of iu the white bou-e whtfi the battit ! was orer The feast was prepared, but the rout of the American troop; through lent that si the rapital warned the pn wo id be weil to seek safety acroaa the 1 Into Virginia, and he did so. j •sïiiig the tables spread with the good things he had prepared for the Ameri- ; cans. This feast. It Is said was enjoyed ;> Ike British when they reached the Pot orna« i white honst. holy departure of President 1 Madron I« denied and It doe» not agree V» . >] the well-authenticated »tory of the ai';on of Dolly Madison, the beautiful ; -is of the white house, who had | to r* move much of the furniture ft'-tn 11 mansion before the British en '■r*d Washington. The fine, full-length portrait uf Gen. Washington, which ha» fur a century or more occupied the place in the executive mansion, was I'd by Dolly Madison on this occa had the presence of mind to ent the picture out of its frame, conceal ' in a roll of carpet which was taken info Virginia and preserved until aP f, i the war. when J was brought back into iu place in the mansion. mi. 1 ion. acroa Waahintgon in Peril. < f another very in historical - veut in Washing* tonhasjust passed. This was the for ifth anniversary | -if the battle of Dort Stevens, a h i c h occurred | during Gen Jubal j Early's» attack and it tempt to capture On I of ; t li ; j j h • a nut vt W> Washington. i the in urn in) July 12. 1864, battle opened, are President Lincoln Ml L: ut to wit the contest Fort Stevens is Jo :r>d within th* D -trict of Columbia -t : f.rth of the -'ity proper and within le or two of the soldiers' horn« ent , I a li !• nt Lincoln, who lived at the sob Pro ! the country :t mile or two to the n line and stood on the >bs*u ve the move menu dim' 1 runt of the t ; Iff cat ions c f both armies. It is related that his tall figure was arget for the bullets of the sharpshtmters of I he confederate forces, and il was only nt the solicitation of the officers in command that he agreed to retire from hi« exposed position. A story is told that Lieut. Col. John M. Kraz o', who was in immediate command of tli«' fort, ordered President Lincoln to niade the retir«: from the jiarapet. The latter ed to him and laughingly declined t to heed the order, saying that he was himself commander-in-chief of the army and not subject to any order. I-lis escape from death fir injury on this on* casion has often been referred to as miraculous, as he was in plain view of the enemy and within easy reach of their sharpshooters, who occupied places of a«ivantage in the branches of fall trees and behind fences. The tardiness of the government to recognize just «'lafnis Is evidenced by the fact that an old colored "mammy" named Bet y Thomas, a free negro, who owned the properly taken by the gov «rnment for the fortifications, has not yet been paid. .She is now 90 years old, but still lives in hopes that congress will reimburse her for the ground taken. A bm ln 1 ' p| ' bclialf !>»* passed tho houe» an< ^ now * n the senate committee ami favorable a<-tlon may b-' had at the com )"8 «'Srion. At the Washington Zoo. Uncle Sam is going Into the stock business If the conditions at t he nation al zoological park «ire sure indica tions The in crease of animals of various kinds during the last year in that reaer* I vatlon has boon extraordinary, //in There is the largest ul 1 c °H® c tl° n ut \J this place of any .d Ills xoo in the world, and the herd has \ w H. J Unde Sam i 1 'eta. been auKmonted this year by the adiil "<»« ° r 13 '' alvi>s bor ® la,p in »n« in July These little fallows am all sprv and health) and bid fair tobe* ,• ..... C0U1 " lust >' ad,Utions If ""* ilu ' rpase *' f >>«- " Tr '' ,0 b« Ibis part uf Ilia kept an enlargement of the park would The government cannot sell them, but the superintendent of the park proposes to trade ;hem oft for other animals. The herd of buffalo also has been increased by the addition of a buffalo calf which is a strong young animal likely to reach maturity, al though horn in captivity. Altogether there have been horn at the zoo SG ani mals since New Year'. day. In this num ber are included 27 foxes, a pig-iailed monkey, a zebra, three Initia, three rock kangaroos, two agouU. a eoypu, an Aus tralian Phalangen eight night herons, Canadian geese aud a lot of wild tur keys. become necessary. Question of the Crab. Bishop Candler, of Georgia, is known as one of the best story tollers *" ' hl ' 8üllth - At a dinner given llls *' onor •°' < ' tills one on him sel1 1 * ha " n3Vcr my embar rass . me " t wUen , flrst Introduced to a hard shell crab. 1 came down from the mountains of Georgia soma young friends in Richmond, was crab season, and I was invited to a crab supper. I had never seen a boiled crab served before and bad not the slightest Idea how to go at it Finally I was forced to confess ...... . , ,h,s deM '" l ' > ' b f tor * , n ' e 1 "' as a f^er or a possum l would know what to do xx ith it, so if some one will be kind enough to tell me where to bite in I will tackle it.'"— N. Y. Herald. to visit It my ignorance on the subject and said: 'If No Need of Poor Things. Physician—Madam. I find your hus band has pneumonia ln its worst form. Mrs. Nawrich—I can't understand that. We are certainly rich enough to afford the very best there is.—Stray Stories. Explained. Stella-AVhere dor- your parrot ' arn such awful language? Bella—Hr Is usual!}- in the same i noT.i wlirre my husband shaves him self.— N. Y. Herald. IN THE BIO GOSSIP OF GOTHAM ! ■ "WHAT IS DOING" EASTERN METROPOLIS 1 j THE ; Wots de- fui Growth Shown by the H» "Minnesota" — Successful SIZE OF STEAMSHIPS ; | ster Writers of Üew York—Mai k Twain in the City. . A f > eW *' , ' V, 1 an ^ < * hit °by *cal- e^walk ) . tft tl ! less, across a stage CEI —these New York understand. But I am not aware that many people went to see Jim Hill's new ship. Ut Minnesota, when she was snubbed to a dock Yet a steel steam Ret* here for in? lier tion. Phlp weighing with her cargo some 30, 000 tons is no small matter to have been American shipyard. The Minne sota is a* big as eight of the Arizona, very long ago, w seas. She is thi of 1 1.«* Etrr.ria. i hound only IS ye The growth in late is starring, had been era. The surpass her. The 38,000 tons of the new Baltic, If you could imagine her taken opart for carriage, would fill 630 freight —eight long trains Her deck is 730 feet in length, and so arranged thatnear lr the whole i- available for uninter prix! need from ; hfeh. for a brief period not so i champion of the ; ?! * and more the size .can grey -i c of steamships of ship ago. Five years ago no bu.it t< » equal the Great East arft n ., w alloat seven that! ar- . »f I ! * largest s of nearly 40 cars each. i" Pt/", promena«. e. i be thi: insistent building it of bin ships that has brought war in Atlantic passage? is thing being overdone? In par arc not th • British lines getting r for a patriotic resistance to t! «• -upivinacy of Germany in Atlantic transport v imi? the not tic t An English •American Line." r e it is all F c« very w ell to talk of the Cunard com pany as fighting Morgan's steam ship trust, with the Germans a s its allies. But in a year things have greatly changed. One result of Mor gan's loosened grip rf on the mastery ^ of the seas is that his trust is now owned in Eng land. Even the so-called "American Une" is owned in London, although two of its ships were admitted to American registry on tht score of their owner 0 ) Wh Wd JC ship, and on condition that two more should be built iu Philadelphia. It was done, ami th. v're the "American liners" I si ill; but Britain owns even the Phila delphia boats. Meanwhile the German lines, with the swiftest -hips ami a very capable man agement. get the cream of the business. Kaiser Wilhelm is personally a stock holder in each of the great German com panies. It is dm* to his personal watch fulness over trifles that German cham pagne is served German steamers. That brilliant young monarch omits nothing, sees everything. Nothing to him is a trifle. Ten years ago nobody knew that there was any German champagne. The cutting of the steerage rate has turned out differently from the doleful anticipations of the pessimists Instead of piling up undesirable immlgrants upon our shores it has encouraged poor Americans of foreign birth to buy cheap return tickets and take a flying visit ; home to see ihr old folks. An unusual proportion of the steerage passengers coming ash American residents. the wine list of the from tlie liners now arc Mark Twain a New Yorker. IKE MARK TWAIN —though he didn't come in the steer age. Mark is to be a New Yorker. I wonder how many of his admirers ran reckon up the num ber of resiliences he has inhabited, even since his wandering west ern days ended. He has lived— actually lived and owned good homes—In Elmira, In Hart ford, in Tarrytown. He has rented princely palaces in Florence, Italy, and he is now np to his neck In a lawsuit with the owner of one of them over whose lease lie has fallen out. He has lived more briefly in Princeton, N. J. And he has now leased for a term of years an old-fashioned broad-beamed, comfortable house in this city, only a two minutes' walk from his former home on Tenth street. When Butler wrote of ''FloraMcFlIm *ey of Madison Square,'' Mark Twain's new home was in the very center of New York fashion; and that was <o years ago. It is the only section of New York that has remained in continuous favor for so long a period; for it is still fashionable, being particularly favored by those of New York ''smart set, sets, who have brains and are Interested In literature or art. Within 400 feet of Mr. Twain, at four a. m, of a night in the season when everyone is at home, will be Richard Watson Gilder, Mr. Moody, of Scribner s. Lloyd Brice, Mayor Mc Clellan, R. W. DeForest, Kipling's friend; John G. Carlisle, Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Stamford White and a host of artists and minor writers, as well as of fashionable people of the aristocratic and exclusive "Knicker bocker" set. Here, too, resides the benevolent Miss O'l^ary; and here flourish the nearest approaches to "saloons" that New York knows. Mark Twain is the best known man in America. He can go nowhere that he is not instantly recognized by his face and form. His long, lagging step, his lank shank and air of preternatural gravity fit well the drawl of bl* voice . (<>!*" If i v Y> *\ ' lazy. OI To get the full effect of that drawl job fchouid hear him tell how once some Americans came to call upon him iB hie apartments in the "piano nobile' of a Floren tine mansion—what we should call the third tloor, there the finest and best. As the guests sat listening, sounds ol from below , where the family lived At last the guests commotion came Impotence.: princely Mark's landlords, could no longer restrain their curiosity. "Ob. that—" said Mr Clemens, puff ing slowly at his cigar "Oh—that—li —nothing; nothing—at—all. The tara ily below—are—having—a—fire—in— their room«. It—can't burn—long But the callers were already halfway down the stairs, not stopping to heat the **x pIanat i° n that a firG really couldn 't do much damage in a house with thick fctone walls and solid stone floors New York and Its Writers. HE fact is that New York, heedless as it is of art of any sort, is coming to be more and mort the home of writing folk. Moncure D. Conway, name half a cen tury a.eu was heard in the hottest ol t h p anti-slavery debate, is coming here to issue twe n I inevitable to whose the ci> r ( i: 7\h e o C_J volumes of reminiscences which should be the most interesting of the year. Ade and "Dooley" Dunne come from Chica So to buy houses in the heart of th* Hamlin Garland raise* metropolis. squashes on his western farm, while ather's fine, but the snow beats on him in Fifth avenue. Churchill comes from his lordly New Hampshire estate, Bachelier from his rough rock den by the Connecticut coast, where the waves dash beneath him as he writes. Only Mrs. Deland and Mrs. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps of the New England contingent an* seldom seen here; since her marriage Mrs. Mary Wilkins Freeman is an an nexed New Yorker. Marion Crawford, born in Home, comes to New York fre quently to remind us that the Wards and Crawfords were old New Yorkers. And Henry Harland. prosperous author of "The Cardinal's Snuffbox''and other beautiful work, casts a curious eye as be passes it upon the surrogate's office, where once he. worked as a clerk, won dering, after the publication of "As It Was Written" and the "Yoke of the Torah," if he could ever hope to cast loose and live by letters. That wonder is not so keen now as It was years ago. When I began serving the genii of the inkwell I could count on my fingers the men who in thiscoun try made respectable incomes by litera ture alone. Most were newspaper men or lawyers or brokers in their sun lichted hours. To-day it is different. Not only have big editions made the popular novelist a nabob dwelling in princely state, but the multipleation of magazines and the competition for "merchantable copy" has enabled a host of small navigators to push off from shore in apparently frail barks of verse prose and make very good weather The pot-boiler ' Is no longer neces sarv. Mr. J. Duffleld Smith, the au thor of ''Heart of the Rose." no longer lingers as John D. Smith upon the roll of the searchers in the county clerk's office; and Mary Jones has given up her job in the public school. Is that burlesque? Consider tho case, merely, of Myra Kelly—, name this time. Myra Kelly teacher in the Speyer school 18 months ago. when her clever stories of New York school life began appearing in the McClure. of it. a sure enough was a Her instant success meant financial independence, the giving up of her place in school, and time to devote herself wholly to her work. David Gray, navid Graham Phillips, Elizabeth Jor dan. Olivia Howard Dunbar, Irving Bachelier, G. C. Eggleston. Max Foster, were all hard toilers five years ago upon a single newspaper, the World. Not to speak of tho newspaper artists who have graduated to book and magazine Illus tration. Congress Hall Goes. LORY of Congress Hall! Who has not heard of it and its Ill-smelling spring in Saratoga? Th«} great hotel cost nearly a million dollars r , ■ to build; it was sold the ol her day for $160, I2J Ä J ill ono. is Of late years Congress Hall has been third in size of the Saratoga liostelries. The United States and Grand Union led It in extent of dreary ugliness, in miles of piazzas where dowagers could rock in chairs, in acres of slippery dining-room floor Yet all three have lost their once proud preeminence. Not one of them longer claim to be "the biggest hotel in the world"—as if that was anything to be proud of. The rest of the world has gone ahead, while Saratoga has malned, in outward aspect and as to its hotel world, little changed. A few years ago the town doomed to slow extinction. The recent fame attending its race course and par ticularly the perfectly open manner In which gambling |s conducted have brought back its old prosperity. We grumble here in New York that the town is "wide open, there is hero at least hypocrisy, the tribute that vice pays to virtue. It faintly pretends to be shut You cannot go along the street and enter a gambling house at will. You must be vouched for by seme one, led, conducted. There Is a little mystery of door-opening, a crack first, then wider; a pass-word Is at times Insisted upon. Not so Saratoga. Assuming that you are not a resident—In which case "club houses" are not for you— walk up, walk ln, sit down "Gimme a stack o' reds, other formality. I visited Saratoga the year it v as good The piazzas of the great hotels were Sahara?. Women who wear paint and dia mords to breakfast, sports who wake at noon, are necessary to make prosper a town whose population is 10,000 and which has hotel accommodation for three times that number, besides mul tiplying cottages. And yet there reaUr are in the Em pire state laws that forbid gambling! OWBJf LANG DON. easy re seemed And it is. But you simply and say: There is no i >»W Li-3 j j ; 111 \ V \ I \\ \n W 1 \ O 0 Mrs. Elizabeth H. Thompson,! of Lillydale, N.Y., (iraiid Worthy Wise Templar, and Member of W.C.T.L., tells how she ered by the use of Lydia E. F'inkham's Vegetable Compound! " I)f.ab Mns. Pinkuam :—1 amena of the many cf your grateful friends who have been cured through the use of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and who can to-day thank you for the fine health I enjov. When I was thirty-five years old, I suffered severe backache and frequent bearing-down pains; in fact, 1 had womb troulde I was very anxious to (ret well, and reading of the cures - Compound had made, I decided to try it. I took only six bottles,hut it built me up and cured me entirely of my troubles. " My family and relatives naturally as gratified as I was. JIv niece had heart trouble and prostration, : able. She took your Vegetable Com pound and it cured her In a short time, and she became well and strong, and her home to her great joy and her hus band's del ight was blessed with a baby. 1 know of a number of others who iiave been cured of different kinds of female trouble, and am satisfied that your Compound is the best medicine for stele women." — M ns. Elizabeth II. Thompson, Box 105, Lillydale, N.Y. — 95000 forfeit If orhinal of above letter proving genuineness cannot be produced. recov your were nervous 1 was considered incur Unflattering Smile. In the smoking room of the Oceanic a number of Americans wore talking about promptitude and punctuality, according to the Baltimore Herald, when Clarence Macak said: "Punctuality is a virtue that we may insist on gracefully as a rub*. In one case, though, it is ungraceful and un dignified to demand punctuality with any emphasis. "This odd fact was brought home to me at the London zoo. I visited the zoo with one of the fellows of tho Zoological Society last month, and in the magnificent carnivora house we found ourselves, at the feeding hour, wedged in a corner behind an old man and a little boy. "A terrific and continuous roaring reveberated through the buiding. and l heard the old man say to his charge: " 'Don't be frightened > Herbert. The lions are about to be fed. That is what makes them roar so/ " 'Oh, I ain't frightened," returned the little boy. 'Father goes on just like that when his meals ain't ready.' " 'Twas Badly Jumbled. 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