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—j AN EXPERIMENT IN ROMANCE I h» r beau I r lap her ' Iful HtllÉ flied with I She Si. ** l mot ion U* T I tlfu! hands lyin# idly in h* qui icy indlffcr^ricp on space. «xa awar« that people were looking « her, far more < ament ly than at t he •ïatfe, but the knowledge did not rtkariK<* her attitude by no much as the She was used ren hardly j >&y of speak which is cold. It Jicker of an eyelid. Hr» being looked at, and bore it with a magnificent What were auch looks » haughty pallet •oaignat Ion. ün ber if 8be had a quiet manner, In is a rule, are not indeed, If try whet manners. perhaps, inlet are. all a sh tiamw-f and that m delicate that if seems to imagine any vul* *u filing the exquisite She was al nit y of her feature vi sense, gra as not, pos vould hen that her. ver laughed, she sc ml a way «if lifting her eye when people made jokes in her ffho li ytreseti off«' it WftH Not that her look if< d. 4 Vf/p. it h /. 'M a- i Î7 I 4 • vt , 8 • W ' .m fa J WY/ v wy iil.. a W' •m Æ; -u •ft. Ml /• Till; CUB I, tN Till; ITT had *«ggt•sit'd a i»ov. t'vui. a It. It held, i had iild but 4<h nature I ! whh h rock. 1 P 'opte < -lib .1 her stupid, but !lmt rely It as not her She had been a bo brill laut. metier ce she co Id ivnicin •Ith ,,r ilcil Ihe vorld p so me tiling, em ber piiaUcuii worth looking at niff -1 tltelr regard Silence which just ■oniemptu II did to-night. 3IOC The pi on, but she her he stage. Hip it before by she . : a had com >-•>-ii I | () iiiini, P, I her that wa Slp nee. j me To in lat-- te on d. Ti 1-n v It vould all be dlffe morn Tip lie « '-tinny- lier fled estai, from uimmiliiigly upon the vorld. admiring Hie breathed a shade at be. lore quickly, and the diamonds | throat made gliilvr uf lire. Sh tired of It all and to-mor | kow she A little shopgirl in tip- pit was look- 1 tug iiji at her ith round. childish of admiration, and trying to ! lone. eye make out how her Imlr vas How beautiful she was, this goddess, «ud her heavenly, to tie like her, and happy- happy! dilte ith her pale, lovely face, if dla An ds! beautiful, Tomorrow, her thought went *h" would be frei-, sense, the last night life that hail bee Aad been a happy life, most people's the little shopgirl's upon her -It had, been dazzling in Its success. tee so At laics This was. In a of her life-- Un tiers until now » it, ccording to ideas of happiness ihe were si 111 certainly, -sl'ul even eyes most prosperous Everybody envied her, she knew. With a shiver, *ho realized, ol is she sat there, how envied If Hu-y Bitte she Sad understood. is to be And li throw tt fortune, this success lug her to death, bo alive. Instead of on a pedestal. She she II to the winds ■hlch as going to ibis good in "It 8 bor* She was going to « white goddess vas going to do wcond from her pedestal forever and Cud humanity—in the mud. perhaps. Slu- smiled faintly, a little, scornful smile. Oh, she was not a fool—she •nderslood. me, all since ion bad the well ily. Stic sat motionless, and her eyes fell on the stage. The play was going on ft was an Ineffably stupid play. The hero was Just, making love to the heroine, and talking the most su preme nonsense—the usual nonsense, A faint sensation of wonder her as she thought of all the people "i this great building ting watching so stupid a scene. It was stupid, of course. ■ but that was long ago. She bad snubbed him gently, she remem bered, that v -I zed ■ho were sit The duke didn't "hut ted she had married him, anil She waa not goittg to submit to being made love Besides, his love-making hid not interest her in tho least. And yet now -for St. Charles' sake. Uer diamonds flashed again. as quite enough. to as Weil. For SL I of | Chartes' I —j own from tho i Z ' nor th»*>- for her. She had U*»te I once or twice when he wa« talklnff J had wondered at hi» animation I hi« «-arnestnesa, in a world where it her ' really did not seem of much use tc I he earnest. He had appeared to he She enthusiastic, and enthusiasm bored sb" « -:nK to Stef It was very he her. Khe had remembered thinking what a very exhanstin# youn* man not he waa. the Then, that, evening. She paused in her meditations and tried to remem her how it had happened. She wa? forced to confess that she did not know. He had taken her by «urprisa, ho had friKhten<*d her, and bewildered her, and yes—fascinated her. .That was the word. He was so terribly in j earnest, so terribly alive, and human and is her. The fluke It different f madly in love with fell, this was quit* the duke. The white goddess, in her pedestal, looked down dth a vague unrest. And then, quite suddenly. It cam* the revolt, the Inevitable revolt : jurat* and trembled from this frozen, unnatural life which she had lived for so long; the desire for fr< ' lorn, for that freedom which bad never been hers, bered She reinem ce seeing a lark ii a cage wings against the liars. For a moment she understood the mad, blind longing of the bird's heart. and the terrible meaning oi captivity. For a cnt. Just while St. was upon her, St tided In her ear, St. life. Oh. in 'hartes' Influence .' voice irlc Charb ' touch woke her t it was cry mad and bad. no doubt she felt im print, eyes but Just while it lasted tin to beautiful being w smiled at her each ! o empty norning from her mirror. And She sat Under her ey cry s ho Play going on. «cornful «mile crept across In Oh. it lips. is all a play—a make-believe, She herself— a pretense! Sitting there, :ool and quiet, saw suddenly the folly of her brief excursion In romance. She did not love St. Charles. F haps, she had been in love, as she un she a moment. p< r the word—not with Ht. 'hartes, but with liberty, with youth vit li the scent of tho roses on tho ter race, ami the warm air of spring. St ' ('barbs merely ihe medium hieb a momentary madness And the madness vas through had affected her. i had n ed. She looked down, vlth eyes grown Is if ul, at the lighted *fa asked vas I ! oddly 1 Why hing real? she herself. Was ii the world which r she? a pretense, Was it St. Charles, or the duke, or the audience ,,r lho P |avf -rs' The lltib- shopgirl was staring at How beautiful she was! II look like ber still. must be like a fairy-tale ti Hint! The woman vh< looked like a fairy drew her cloak up suddenly over white si her ubiers To-morrow-—-no, there votild bo no to-i rrow. With : a shiver, she realized the futility ol I her folly, and understood the heart.—London cold of her nee. j Sketch. own HARVEST TIME IN GEORGIA. Hear the -Irlvi id! Hu if Ihn lad. | "Ms lev. She fei Cotton c K„ keep | ■■I ii -Irirln' 1 The hr -hi ki •ft; TI isic In the rumble if the id!" ! ■At.ante O itltufion CREAT DEBT TO CANADA. An American Congressman Properly Appreciated an Inestimable Treasure. The members of the naval commit tee of the house of representatives not so many years ago had a little cruise Mers of the northern Atlantic, At St. John a stop men from Washington much attention f laics the New York Sun. it, the as made, and ther ihe received from the Canadians, re At a dinner one evening the Amer icans vied ith the Canadians in pressions of friendship and Among ihe speakers was Congressman Capron, of Rhode Island, and it generally agreed that he made the hit ol the evening. ex comity. WHS 'Gentlemen." observed Mr. Capron. "It is indeed difficult for me to say anything that at all approaches the devenu-! of the speakers preceding me, but t am in deep sympathy with all efforts to strengthen the ties ol friendship between our two countries. Personally, 1 rest under a sense of deep gratitude toward Canadians, especially (hose of the islands. Many years ago there came to my home a girl from Prince Edward island, and she has ever since remained there to brighten It " This bit of sentiment from Mr. Cap ion was greeted by vociferous plaiise. Clearly the Rhode Islander bad surpassed all the others the dinner one of Capron's colleagues, well acquainted with him and his fare ily. said; ap After "Your speech surprised . me. didn't know that your wife was from Prince Edward Island." "Nor Is she," replied "hut our cook came from that place." Capron; Not Lost. Knicker— What caused the accident'' Docker—He suddenly gained control of his machine — Rmaklvn Life NERVF OF THE ''SOONERS' tethods Taken by the Adventurers Who Try to Beat to the Front. would be no bolding him on this plan (t. Every new discovery is followed i.y a dozen exfravagances, engineered ! by the Oiwise-quick people. There if always some Toung Napoleon of Philosophy who undertakes to corner For many persons, a newly discov ered fact Is simply a spring-board from which they dive into a bottomless <a of speculation, says .Samuel Mc Uhord Crotbers, In Atlantic. They pride themselves on their ability to ( trap at conclusion forgetting that lumping is an exercise In which the lower orders excel their betters. If an elephant could Jump as far, in pro portion to his weight, as a flea, there SPECIAL ENVOY OF EMPEROR MENELIK OF ABYSSINIA. m mm r Ml . ! i|S] itL-T X.; K' Y X v El-H_agg-Abudul1ah Aly Sadik Pacha has just reached America on a mis* He is a picturesque character, and among his ' irions litles are prince of the Mohammedan church, general of the Abyssin ian army and minister of commerce. mm to President Roosevelt. truth-market. It's like what happened uf the opening of Oklahoma territory before the day set by the government hen they all were to start fair In tie ir race for farms, a band of adven turers called "Booners" smuggled themselves across the line. When the bona fide settler arrived on his quar ter-section. he found an impudent. "Sooner" in possession. You can't find any fresh field of investigation that isn't claimed by these sooners. I ;!1 comes because people are no longer educated logically. common for the crystals I :o explode as soon as they arc brought ! ip from the mine. Sometimes they have jurat in the pockets or the warm hands j if miners, due to the effect of increased ; emperature. Large stones are more ikely to do this than small ones. Valu iblo stones have been destroyed in this way. By way of safeguard, some deni es Imbed large diamonds in a raw po ato for safe transport from South Africa. Diamonds Explode. A curious fact regarding diamonds is hat it. Is not THE RUSSIAN ADVANCE. P !/\ m lé' ' v I If if) Ml ! 0, A Little More Credible. A man who had been shooting on Cape Cod relumed by train, and a stranger who was obliged to share his seat en tered Into conversation with him and asked If he had had good sport. "Very good, indeed." replied the sportsman. "We got 1x0 head to two guns." "You'don't say so!" ejaculated the stranger, apparently iost In astonish ment al the size of the bag. "Double barreled guns. 'I suppose?"—Youth's Companion. GRAND OLD SPANISH RELIC Mission Building That Present* a Striking Picture to the Traveler. Of all the missions In California, the Santa Barbara mlaslon occupies the moat commanding position, writes Page Fellowes, in Four-Track News. Standing on an elevation 300 feet above the sea the white facade and long corridor may be seen from far out on the ocean, terming a striking object to sailor or tourist. Back of the mission the mountains rise to a climax of grandeur; on the other side rolls the fertile country with lovely houses, half buried in flowers, shrubs ! and trees; and beyond the city gleams the peaceful sea dotted with gliding (hips After entering the mission visitors little pre received by Brother Huygoline, the noted cicerone. He Is a most inter esting man. very cordial to strangers, pleased to show them about, and pre pared to answer all questions regard ing the mission except those about the "Mysterious Garden." His account of the early mission days is most vivid. Coughing Saves Your Life. A cough is the response to a danger signal which says that some! hing is ir ritating the delicate mucous membrane which lines the air passages leading to the lungs. This cause of irritation may vary, but in Ihe common cough of win ter it is some offending matter, which I nature Seeks to clear off and expel by ! means of the compelling cough, lest it should block the bronchial tubes, and j cause suffocation, ; that belong lo these vital tubes act as The sensitive nerves sentinels, and send a message for suc cor to the brain, which at once responds to the call by dispatching orders to the chest muscles. These then contracl vio lently with one accord, and force out the air in a cough, which carries with it the cause of irritation.—Stray Stories. Rifle Range on Roof. A London firm has constructed on the roof of Its warehouses a rille that Its employes may have practice without going far or being put to travel open range. ing expenses. Lord Roberts will the range. Japanese Surgery. In Japan surgical operations very successful and the subsequent covery very rapid, owing to the abat! nence of the people from alcohol and to their not being flesh eaters. arc re CUNNING OF THE COYOTE. a Sharp and Wary Creature Accord ing to President Eoosevelt in His Writings. These southern coyotes, or prairie wolves, are only about one-third size of the big gray timber wolves the northern Rockies, writes Theodore Roosevelt, in Scribner's. They are small to meddle with full-grown horses end cattle, but pick up young calves and kill sheep as well as any small domesticated animal that they can at. The big wolves flee from the neighborhood of anything like close settlements, hut coyotes hang around the neighborhood of man much more persistently. They show a fox-like cunning In catching rabbits, prairie dogs, gophers, and the like. After nightfall they are noisy, and their melancholy wailing and yelling are familiar sounds to all who pass over the plains. The young are brought, ferth In holes in cut banks or sim ilar localities. Within my own ex perience I have known of the finding of but two families. In one there was but a single family of five cubs and one old animal, undoubtedly the moth er; in the other case there were 10 11 cubs and two old females, which had apparently shared the burrow or cave, though living in separate pock the the long on to of the fis. In neither case was any full-grown coyote found in the neighborhood; as regards these particular litters, the falher seemingly had nothing to do with taking care of or supporting the family. I am not able to say whether this was accidental or whether it a rule that only the mother lives with and takes care of the litter; I have heard contrary statements about the matter from hunters who should know. Unfortunately I have learned from long experience that It is only exceptional hunters who can be trust ed to give accurate descriptions of Ihe habits of any beast, save such as are connected with its chase. Coyotes are sharp, wary, knowing creatures, and on most occasions take care to keep out of harm's way. PIGEON FLIES WITH TRAIN. Singular Habit That an Old Hom ing Bird in Belgium Has , Fallen Into. Homing pigeons are the craze In England just now. and on one recent Saturday between 200,000 and 300,000 birds were released in various compe iitions. A number of these were raced to London from Retford and Branston. The distances are 127 and 113 miles, respectively, but no birds of the sev eral thousand released made the trip In the traditional mile a minute, al though every circumstance of wind and weather was favorable to record breaking. Much better time was made in a con test from Templecombe to London, in which one bird made the 108 mileq in 04 minutes, an average of 69 miles an hour, and more than 100 exceeded a speed of 60 miles an hour. One of the oldest homers is a bird which makes its home around the rail way station at Liege, in Belgium. There is a train from Liege to War emme which starts every morning at ten o'clock. As soon as the train pulls into the station the bird commences to cifcle in the air and as soon as headway is gained follows the train to Us destina tion, returning immediately home, where it flies about the station for the rest of the day. It pays no attention to any other of the trains and no one is able to offer an explanation as to why this partic ular train should be favored. Where Mocha Is Raised. The raising of Mocha coffee is done by Arabs out In the mountainous try of Arabia, where no w-hite man has aver been, and statisticians and cfop forecasters are unknown, no extensive plantations out there we know them in other places, but each Arab has his own few bushes around his little house, and raises enough coffee for his own use and a little for trading for other commodi ties. It thus becomes a difficult and slow process to collect from hundreds of people enough to load a caravan I'be markets of Aden and Hodedia are several hundred miles from where the coffee is grown, and the journey these markets takes several N. Y. Post. Biped and Quadruped Hogs The Arabians may beat us on horses and the Scotch on sheep dogs but when it comes to swine America Ihe cake. Our breeds are numerous, but all are fal and gifted with enor mous squealing power. Witness <h" squeals of the railroad hog when it is even suggested that he Is getting rath er more than his share of swill there are others. There is the'kero sene hog, whose lard makes such a beautiful light In college and church There is the private car hog. the steel hog. the street railroad hog, the insur ancehog—all fat and ready for the mitcher.—Portland Oregonian. c tun ■ There are a to weeks.— takes But Appropriate. A Chaplain of the English Riving a stereoptlcon lecture subject, "Scenes from the Bible •" arranged with a sailor who had a phonograph tc accompany the lectur V.ith musical selections. The first pic ture shown, naturally enough, was Adam and Eve In the Garden of Eden 1 he sailor couldn't think of anything appropriate. "Play," whispered the (haplaln. The sailor suddenly had Idea. To the delight of the audience the phonograph emitted the familiar .(train. There s Only One Girl World for Me.' navy was on the He •n in the SAINT NICK IN THE FLESH. Comes Every Christmas Eve to Some Children: Heare Their Prayers and Leaves Them Gifts. "Saint Nick comes to every Moravia» child in the town of Emmaus, Pa., oç Christmas eve," writes Camillus Phil lips in the Ladies' Home Journal. "With great racket Peltznickel (as they call our Saint Nick) breaks into each kitchen door and appears before the expectant children and their elders. A great coat envelops him from head to foot. The lower part of his faoe Is concealed by a bushy white beard. The upper part is disguised In a mask. Over his shoulder hangs an enormous wool sack, and in its sides the bundles bulge. His left hand grips the mouth of the bag; his right hand holds a long switch. No word says the Peltznickel for the mo ment, and no sound comes from of those upon whom he has burst so sud denly. For a moment he menaces the old folks with his switch to show that all. old as well as young, are beneath his sway on Christmas Eve. Relenting, he swings around to the children on the sofa with a Moloch air that turns the innocents cold. Up goes the switch. They tell him they have been dutiful to church and Sunday school and recite their prayers. A little time elapses after a prayer has been spoken. The Pelts nickel, who has been as quietly revereni as the rest, gives the signal for tumult by scattering on the floor with a gener ous hand, home-made candles, flash the children are on their kneta gathering the delicious largesse, while the Peltznickel laying on the switch anew, teaches them life's Insistent les son ; that there is no pleasure to be won without pain." the of to-) get the and pass ex was and or or any as i the do the is the of In a WANTED TO BE MISTAKEN. President Roosevelt Thought He Might Forget That He Was Human. A story which shows that President Roosevelt does not regard himself as altogether infallible was told by a New York state senator at the Hoff man house recently, says the New York Globe. The senator desired to have a republican constituent appoint, ed to the $2,500 postmastership of a town within his jurisdiction, and used his official in.iuence with the president to this end. The president for some reason did In not think much of the senator's choice, and appointed another man more to J his liking—-and post, to a a democrat—to the "Well," said the senator, as he told the story, "the fellow has turned out to be a mighty poor postmaster, ac cording to what I hear, and the people of the town are showing their dissat isfaction in more ways than one. A few weeks ago 1 had a personal inter view with Mr. Roosevelt on an im portant state matter, and Incidentally told him, just before leaving, how his postmaster had turned out. He ap peared to be considerably surprised and disappointed at what I said, ami replied, in his characteristically im pulsive way: " 'Well, senator, I am sorry I did not heed your advice and select the man of your choice. But, then, you must let me make a mistake every now and then—say once every threa months—so that I may not forget that I am human.' " ROOSEVELT AMONG DOCS, Not the, Ordinary Kind, But Those That Run Wild on the Prairies. The coursing was done on the flats and great rolling prairies, which stretched north from our camp toward theWichitamountalnsand south toward the Red river, says Theodore Roosevelt, In Scribner's. There was a certain ele ment of risk in the gallops, because ihe whole country was one huge prairie dog town, the prairie-dogs being so nu merous that the new towns and the abandoned towns- were continuous with one another in every direction. Practically every run we had was though these prairie-dog towns, varied occasionally by creeks and washouts. But as we always ran scattered out, the wonderfully quick cow ponies, brought up in this country and spending all their time among the prairie-dog towns, were able, even while running at headlong speed, to avoid the holes with a clever ness ,hat was simply marvelous. During our hunt, but one horse stepped in a hole; he turned a complete somerset, though neither he nor his rider was hurt. Stunted mesquite bushes grow here and there in the grass, and there was cactus. Sold Out. One of Nantucket's summer visitors strolled into the little shop kept by an old man. a native of the place. In looking about she found a kind of linen cloth which she bought for fancy work. Some friends who saw and liked it went to the shop and pur chased all that remained. In a few days the proprietor went to the "mainland" to replenish his stock and bought more of the sams goods, which, aiso, was soon sold. "Well," exclaimed Uncle Hi, as the last yard went, "If any more of you folks want that stuff you can go up 1er mainland an' git It. I can't kep noth ing tn this here shop."—Francis B. Phipps, in Llppincott's. First Flay Irving Saw. "Hamlet" was the flrat play Sir Hen ry Irving saw as a boy. Samuel Phelps was in the title role. Seme time after ward Phelps was persuaded to liste» tc a recitation by Irving. After prais ing the young man the celebrated actor gave him this characteristic advice: "Voung man, have nothing to do with the stage; it la » bad profession!"